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N'dl.l'ME II. 






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Introductory ii 

Quinquennial and Song-book 1 1 

Chapter Alumni Associations I2 

The Marietta Convention I2 


From Williams 13 

From Brown 14 


The Song Book 19 

The Amherst Alumni Association 20 

The New England Association 20 

Executive Council Resolutions 22 







THE DELTA UPSILON QUARTERLY is conducted by a board of editors elected 
annually by the Frateruiiy Convention. Its aim is to further the interests of the Fraternity 
and provide a medium uf communication between its members. 

Contributions to iis pa^es and items of interest to the Fraternity are solicited from 
alumni and undergraduates. 

The price of subscription is one dollar per year of four numbers. 

All persons wishing to secure the business patronage of the Fraternity will find it to 
their advantage to send for our advertising rates. 

All communications should be addressed to the Business Manager, FREDERICK 
M. CROSSETT, 842 Broadway, New York City. 

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.*^Tf..R ». rrjox AND 



Delta Upsilon Quarterly. 


Editor-in-Chief, ROSSITER JOHNSON, 

Rochester, '63. 

Henry Randall Waite, 

Hamiltoo, *68. • 

Alexander D. Noyes, 

Amherst, '83. 

John D. Blake, 

New York, '84. 

Frederick M. Crossett, 

New York, '84. 


Williams, Orlando C. Bidwell, 

Union, William C Mills, Jr., 

Hamilton, William T. Ormiston, 

Amherst, Edward Simons, 

Western Reserve, Frederick W. Ashley, 





New Yoric, 









John C. Keith, . 
George F. Holt, 
WiLBERT N. Severance, 
George Davis, 
George A. Minasian, 
Samuel C. Johnston, 
Frank M. Bronson. 

Williamstown, Mass. 

Schenectady, N. Y. 

Box 461, Clinton, N. Y. 

Amherst, Mass. 

Box 358, E. Cleveland, Ohio. 

Waterville, Me. 

73 Court St., Rochester, N. Y. 

Middlebury, Vt 

Box 323, New Brunswick, N. J* 

842 Broadway, New York City. 

Box 662, Hamilton, N. Y. 

Providence. R. I. 
Delbert H. X>ecker, . ' Box.ij^ I»]»aca, N. Y. 
Charles L. MjLis, '•/-,/ M^cttSj^toJ 
Horace A. Cr^nb,' '-' *-* 9 MafsHafi Sh, 'Syracuse, N. Y. 
Nathan D. Corkx*.. ---.Box 12189, Ann Arbor, Mich. 
Robert I. Flemin»;- ; j - -^vaiirfon, 111. 
John H. Huddlkton; •-•53- Weld," 

Vol. II. 

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Cambridge, Mass. 

FEBRUARV: 1884. * ' 

No. I. 



History, with its garnered experience, is a useful study, espe- 
cially in connection with the field into which the Delta Upsilon 
Quarterly is just entering. The present is not the first effort 
made by our fraternity in the direction of establishing a periodical. 
In days whose records are so misty as to entitle them to the design 
nation of pre-historic, according to legendary accounts, several at- 
tempts at different times were made in the direction indicated, but^ 
so far as known, the only tangible evidence of the Fraternity's pre- 


vious ventures in this field are a few scattered copies of the periodi- 
cals known as Our Record and The University Quarterly Review. 

The pages of the former (issued as a semi-annual, and whose 
two' numbers appear under one cover) give us an account of the 
convention held with the Rochester Chapter in 1867, and which 
was presided over by S. Darwin Wilcox (deceased), Hamilton, '66, 
afterwards Professor of Rhetoric in Hamilton College. In those 
records we find the following entry : " It was resolved to publish 
a semi-annual periodical in the interests of the Fraternity. Its 
publication was placed in charge of the Hamilton and New York 
Chapters." The editors, elected by these chapters, were Henry 
Randall Waite, Hamilton, '68, and Nelson B. Sizer, '69, N. Y. Uni- 
versity. The editors entered hopefully and energetically upon the 
discharge of their duties ; a prospectus was sent to alumni members 
of the Fraternity and to every chapter, with an outline of plans, 
and a request for co-operation. The effort to reach the alumni 
proved largely abortive, owing to the inaccuracy of the addresses 
given in the triennial catalogue; but the undergraduates were 
pledged, in general terms, by the several chapter secretaries, to the 
hearty support of the periodical. These promises were so indiffer- 
ently fulfilled that the editors were obliged to delay publication for 
want of copy, ^►f^Jw^oAl^^*^*^^*^^'**]?^^^ were finally issued under 
one cover and drstntuteti arrfoftg'lhe thapters, the promised sup- 
port was not forthcoftfin^j4^4 jSftors paid the printer, and, after 
long waiting, were coj\lepl *(q J§^gure the greater part of the sum 
advanced, crediting iHe.'T^itw&tJ^ tfo their ** experience " account. 
Our Record was a magazine of* aKout 36 pages, printed on heavy 
tinted paper, by Baker & Godwin, of New York, with a rich blue 
cover printed in gold, blue and gold being the Fraternity colors. 
Among its contributors were the Rev. W. J. Erdman, Hamilton, '56, 
Wm. G. Walker, Madison, '66, George Norton (deceased), Hamil- 
ton, '66, R. C. Flagg, Middlebury, '69, and the editors. 

The thirty-third Annual Convention met with the New Bruns- 
wick Chapter in the ensuing year, and gave little thought to ven- 
tures in periodical literature save in promises for paying the debts 
due on account of the defunct Record. The members of the thirty- 
fourth convention, which met in 1869 with the Madison Chapter, 
revived the project of a Fraternity magazine, and determined upon 
a new venture under the name of The University Review, to be 


issued quarterly, and to be devoted not only to the interests of 
Delta Upsilon directly, but to be a medium for the interchange of 
views among all college men in sympathy with its principles. Its * 
enlarged field, it was thought, would widen the Fraternity's influ- 
ence, and add to the usefulness of the magazine. Henry Randall 
Waite, then one of the editors of the UHca (N. Y.) Morning 
Heraldy and who was at the convention, was elected editor, a serv- 
ice which he declined, but was induced to undertake after the dele- 
gates, by a rising vote, had pledged themselves to become respon- 
sible for the financial support of the new venture. The University 
Quarterly Review made its first appearance promptly in January, 
1870, handsomely printed, with cover in blue and gold, and con- 
taining some fifty pages of matter, the price per annum being one 
dollar. It was warmly welcomed by the alumni members, and met 
with favor among the chapters. Although the chapter subscrip- 
tions were not paid to an extent sufficient to meet current ex- 
penses (some portion of which was paid by advertising receipts), 
the editor issued, in May, the second number, which, while not all 
that could be desired, was a decided improvement upon the first. 
The attractive appearance of the magazine secured a large in- 
crease in advertising patronage. Commendatory letters came from 
alumni members, and the outlook was, for the time, most encour- 
aging. But the ardor of the chapters had cooled ; members were 
dilatory in paying for their allotments; bills matured, and were paid 
by the editor, who found himself largely out of pocket; and publi- 
cation was suspended p>ending the action of the thirty-fifth conven- 
tion, which met with the Brown Chapter in 1870. The convention, 
with strange inconsistency, ignored the action of the two conven- 
tions previously held, made no provision for the payment of the 
Fraternity's debts, and took no action with reference to the future 
support of its magazine. Some years later, chiefly through the 
efforts of the Cornell Chapter, the Fraternity recognized its obliga- 
tion to the editor of the Review, and thus ended its second attempt 
to establish a periodical. Reference to copies of the Review shows 
a commendable degree of industry and enterprise on the part of its 
manager. We find biographical articles, including one upon Gov. 
Wm. Bross, of 111., faced by a fine steel portrait; an illustrated arti- 
cle upon the University of New York, by Chancellor Ferris ; arti- 
cles upon a variety of subjects by graduate and undergraduate 


members; a department devoted to Literature and Art; and most in- 
teresting collections of chapter and personal notes, including reports 
from nearly all of the old, and a record of the organization of new 
chapters. The Review was issued from the attractive rooms of the 
Delta Upsilon Club — an organization of graduate members resid- 
ing in New York City — at 817 Broadway. 

The suspension of the magazine was a severe blow to the club, 
which soon after disbanded, and a great discouragement to the New 
York Chapter, which occupied the club rooms. 

Fourteen years ago, this May, the lares and penates set up by 
Delta U. in its Broadway rooms were sent forth homeless. After 
all these years, they are reinstated in a more attractive place, and 
over them, instead of the sign of the old Review^ regretfully torn 
from its place, will hang the name of the new Quarterly, the end 
of whose years, let us hope, none of its present editors or readers 
will live to count. 


Written by F/W. Ashley, Western Reserve, '85, and read at 
the Convention Banquet in response to the toast ^^ Delta Upsilon'* 

The boys have all come back to-night 

To the dear old boyhood home ; 

The old house is ablaze with light : 

There's mirth in every room. 

For 'tis our mother's natal day. 

Your mother, boys, and mine ; 

And every heart is glad and gay. 

To-night she's forty-nine. 

To us she looks not half so old ; 

I scarce can think it true ; 

She seems so young with her locks all gold. 

And eyes of heavenly blue ; 

Not a silver thread in the golden sheen, 

Not a wrinkle on her brow. 

And her lips as rosy as sweet sixteen, — 

She can't be aged now ! 

But look at her boys, whoVe come home to-night ; 

Here are youngsters and bearded men. 

And some whose hair is silvery white ; 

She is near fifty then. 


But she welcomes us all with a smiling face, 

And the tones of love in her voice ; 

And each, as he enters the dear old place, 

Seems the lad of her fondest choice. 

These boys who return have been wandering long, 

They've roamed o'er the land and sea ; 

But they heard in their hearts their mother's song 

Wherever they chanced to be. 

That song from Graylock's summit rang out, 

It drowned Taconic s mad roar, 

'Twas heard above the Genesee's shout, 

'Twas sung on Cayuga's shore. 

It rose on the winds of the far North West, 

It rolled o'er the Raritan's waves ; 

'Twas borne by the breeze from Green Mountains crest 

To the shore that Oriskany laves. 

The Mohawk repeated the notes of the song, 

The Charles bore it down to the sea ; 

The Fort and the Huron both rolled it along, 

*Nondaga intoned it with glee. 

Atlantic's deep bass caught up the refrain 

And flung it aloft mid the spray ; 

Chenango pealed forth the melodious strain, 

'Till it rolled over Providence Bay. 

Then happy Ohio in unison sang, 

Muskingum joined in with the rest, 

While Erie's rich voice like a clarion rang 

Through all the broad plains of the West. 

That song brings us back to contentment and rest, 

It surges and thrills through each soul ; 

It never dies out in a Delta U.'s breast. 

As long as the years round him roll. 

The home may be left and we wander afar. 

New faces, new scenes meet our view, 

But as faithful as needle e'er points to the star, 

So we ever turn to D. U. 

The mother who loves us — we echo her name ; 

Her children will e'er call her blest ; 

Will ever with gladness her praises proclaim, 

The grandest, the noblest, the best ! 

Then high lift the goblet of nature's own wine, 

And drink to our mother, our queen — 

May she be just as fair when she's ninety and nine 

As she was when a maid of sixteen ! 



Early in the history of Madison University two literary 
societies, -^onia and Adelphia, were organized under the direction 
and patronage of the faculty. The privileges of the society were 
open to all the students in the institution, but the general manage- 
ment, the election of officers, making literary appointments, etc., 
was left to the members themselves. Under this scheme harmony 
prevailed and good work was done. 

In 1856, however, a new element insinuated itself, producing dis- 
cord and dissension in both societies. A chapter oi ^ KE was es- 
tablished at Madison, and the inevitable tendency of secrecy was 
soon made manifest. Still retaining their membership in the local 
organizations, the ^ KE^s exerted their united influence to secure 
for themselves, to the exclusion of the other members, not only the 
officers, but the literary appointments. The other fruits of secrecy 
were felt in the general college life. How to meet and counteract 
these influences was the question. 

In 1865, M. C. B. Oakley, Rochester, '64, a Delta U., came to 
Madison to take the last year of his theological course. One day, 
as a number of students of like mind were conversing with Oakley, 
one inquired concerning the ^ 2^ badge worn by him. An explana- 
tion of the principles oi /^ T followed. The next question was : 
** Why can't we have a chapter here ? " ** Well, why can't we ? " 
was the reply; and immediate steps in that direction were taken. 
This was late in 1865. On November 21, a meeting was held in 
the room of George O. Whitney, '69. The Constitution of the 
Fraternity was examined by the five young men present, and the 
following, with their names subscribed, was appended to the Con- 
stitution : ** We, the undersigned, feeling the necessity of an anti- 
secret organization in this (Madison) University, and our views be- 
ing fully expressed in the preceding preamble and Constitution of 
the Delta Upsilon Fraternity, do agree to form such a society, 
adopting said Constitution as our guide." 

Their admission into the Fraternity as the Madison Chapter 
immediately followed, with a charter membership of fifteen good 
men. The positions of honor and usefulness since attained by 
several of those whose names are on the list of charter members, 
are significant of the very favorable auspices under which the chap- 


ter was founded. Among other names, we may mention the Rev. 
H. H. Peabody, D.D., '66, Rome, N.Y.; James M. Taylor, '67, Pro- 
fessor of Pure Mathematics in Madison University; the Rev. C. 
E. Becker, '67, President of Benedict Institute, Columbia, S. C. ; 
and the Rev. J. W. Ford, '69, Bay City, Mich. 

Delta U. principles at once took firm hold, and with beneficial 
results entered deeply into the student life at Madison. Until 
1882, the literary and business meetings were held in rented 
rooms. That the rooms first occupied were quite unpretentious, 
may be judged from the fact that the first annual rental amounted 
to only sixteen dollars. The growing prosperity, however, soon 
called for better quarters, and in March, 1873, the rooms in Smith's 
block were fitted up by the chapter at considerable expense. 
Here, for more than nine years, the chapter found a pleasant 

But, even this home did not realize the ideal cherished by the 
alumni as well as the under-graduate members. It became appar- 
ent that the great need was a chapter-house, to be owned by them- 
selves, and better adapted to their wants than any suit of rooms to 
be secured in the village. In 1880, a site was purchased, and in 
the spring of 1882 ground was broken for the new building. 
December 13, 1882, the chapter took possession of its new home, 
and the formal dedication took place in Commencement Week, 
June 20, 1883, the address being delivered by the Rev. Geo. Thomas 
Dowling, '72, of Cleveland, O. The site is on the comer of Broad 
and Mill streets, and is the finest in the village. A fine cedar 
hedge extends the whole length of the lot on both streets. Over 
the gateway is a ^ T" monogram of ground and stained glass set in 
a fine archway, and this, being illuminated at night, shows with beau- 
tiful effect. The house itself is a handsome brick structure 55 x 45 
feet, in the Queen Anne style of architecture, with a spacious ve- 
randa on the Mill street side, and is fitted up with all the latest im- 
provements for warming and lighting. On the first floor, besides 
the spacious hall, at the farther end of which a broad staircase as- 
cends to the second floor, is a large parlor, a library and reading 
room, and a student's room. These rooms are entered through 
folding doors. On the next floor above is another hall, from which 
we enter the assembly room, capable of seating 200 persons, and, 
on the other side of the hall, two suites of students' rooms. As- 


cending another flight of stairs, we come to still another suite of 
students' rooms. The rooms for the students have been fitted up 
by the chapter in keeping with the appointments of the rest of the 
chapter-house, and are occupied by undergraduate members. The 
value of the real and personal property of the chapter is estimated 
at $9yOoo. 

From the time of the founding of the chapter, we have re- 
joiced in steady and decided growth. In the early days there 
were struggles for the supremacy, but never, even then, was a 
doubt entertained that Delta U. would make her way, till she should 
stand where she does to-day, exerting a decided influence for good 
in the college life. She has always endeavored to maintain in her 
members a high moral standard, and to educate them in the prin- 
ciples that go to make up true manhood. That her intellectual re- 
quirements and attainments have been of a high order, our record 
of honors and prizes will show. Out of ir valedictorians, 7 have 
belonged to ^ T, Out of the entire number of honors conferred 
during the past 11 years, ^ Thas received more than half; while 
out of the entire number of prizes bestowed, ^ T has received three- 

The prospects of Delta U. at Madison were never brighter 
than now. With a beautiful and comfortable chapter-house, the 
utmost harmony prevailing among its members, the classes all rep- 
resented by active, able, enthusiastic men, it is hard to conceive 
how her future could look more hopeful. 


The Michigan Chapter of Delta Upsilon was founded April 10, 
1876, and is therefore but eight years old. The open literary so- 
ciety in the University had for some time been in a morbid condi- 
tion, and when Mr. G. W. Coon, '76, of the Rochester Chapter, in 
obedience to a resolution of the forty-first annual convention, held 
in the fall of 1875, visited Ann Arbor for the purpose of founding 
a chapter which should combine literary and fraternal advantages, 
he found little difliculty in obtaining the best of men for the new 
fraternity. At the first meeting, held in a small room in one of the 
hotels, Mr. Coon initiated eight charter-members, — three from '78, 


and five from '79, — and, before the end of the year, five more men 
from the two lower classes were added to the roll. The chapter 
met with considerable opposition at the start from both society and 
non-society men, and the thirteen rash underclassmen were sub- 
jected to no end of ridicule, but they bravely held their own, and 
the succeeding years have little to tell but the increasing prosperity 
and influence of Delta Upsilon in the University of Michigan. 

The chapter has been very conservative in its choice of men, 
only those of the highest grade of scholarship being offered elec- 
tions. This fact, coupled with the very excellent quality of the 
literary work done, has made the Michigan Chapter oi ^ T facile 
pritueps among her nine sister chapters in scholarship and literary 

Literary work in novel and attractive forms has been a distin- 
guishing feature of the chapter since its inception. Embryonic 
actors have not been wanting on its rolls, and it has become a cus- 
tom of the chapter to celebrate Shakespeare's birthday every year, by 
the reproduction of some one of the great dramatist's plays entire. 

The chapter is too young, and its list of alumni too limited, to 
admit of its owning a chapter-house as yet, but a building fund 
has been established, and bids fair, at the present rate of increase, 
to secure that end before many years. 

The total membership of the chapter up to date is 77, making 
the average number of men chosen from each class something less 
than 8. The average membership of the chapter has been 26, and 
the undergraduate membership at present is 26. 


This chapter differs in one point from most if not all the other 
chapters of the fraternity. It was not founded as a chapter of 
Delta Upsilon, but at the time of its entrance into the fraternity 
had existed for eight years as a local society. 

The United Brothers' and Philomenian literary societies, to' 
which the older officers of the college love to look back, regretting 
the change which has taken place, had come to have a merely nom- 
inal existence in i860. While everybody, including members of 


secret societies, belonged to one or the other, the only literary work 
done was the election of officers and initiation of new men. The 
degeneracy of these societies may be inferred from the method by 
which men were induced to join them. The two societies had con- 
fronting halls on the second floor of Hope. On Saturdays the 
members of the rival societies took up positions at the head of the 
staircase, and as each candidate ascended the stairs, a rush ensued, 
in which he was carried by force into one or the other hall, and so 
came out a United Brother or a Philomenian, as muscle might de- 

There were a few men in college who desired to have practice 
in speaking and writing, and at the same time were opposed to se- 
crecy. In i860, with the approval of President Sears, they formed 
an open society, adopting the name, badge and constitution of the 
Gamma Nu at Yale. The new society of course met with great 
opposition, but faced it bravely, and was rewarded by the result. 
Originally it had been intended to limit membership to sophomores 
and freshmen, but later it was wisely decided to admit upper-class- 
men as well. 

In 1868 the society had never been in better condition, of which 
the public entertainments, given for the first time, in that year, were 
an evidence. At that time the question of fraternity relations was 
decided in the right way, and in May, 1868, Gamma Nu received 
the right hand of fellowship of the Delta Upsilon Fraternity. Since 
then the chapter has had unbroken prosperity, receiving the largest 
share of college and class honors, and what is more important, do- 
ing solid work at its weekly meetings. A merely literary society, 
however. Delta Upsilon at Brown has never been, and of late years 
the social element has been growing, though not at the expense of 
literary zeal. 

For several years the society published a magazine called the 
Caduceusy which was well edited, and advanced the society's inter- 

In 1870 and 1881 the Fraternity Convention met with the Brown 

An alumni chapter was formed here last year, which has held 
several meetings, and is of assistance, both direct and indirect, to 
the undergraduate chapter. 



The publication which is herewith presented to the members 
of Delta Upsilon, has ver/ little need of introduction. Its raison 
(Teire is obvious. The manner in which its important mission will 
be fulfilled is entirely dependent upon the spirit in which it is re- 
ceived and supported by the Fraternity at whose behest it ap- 
pears. Its editors have no plans or aims beyond those which shall 
seem best calculated to make the periodical committed to their 
guidance a faithful and useful exponent of the Delta Upsilon Fra- 
ternity, a record of its history, and a new bond of union between 
its chapters and members. The magazine itself will better indi- 
cate the realization of those purposes than any promises. 

It is sufficient to say that the Quarterly comes into its prepared 
field to assist, as circumstances permit, in the building of that which 
is the grandest of things human — manhood. The principles, the 
first history, and the present of the Fraternity, pledge the Quar^ 
TERLV to this work, and whatever purposes it may be called upon to 
serve, should be considered, first of all, in reference to this chief 
end. It cannot be or do more, however, than the forces of which 
it is to be the representative shall permit. These forces — the princi- 
ples which have given an honorable and useful life to the organization 
within which, for a half century, they have had such free scope for 
action — are more potent to-day than at any previous time in the 
Fraternity's history. This fact, of which the Quarterly, as the 
sign of an advance step, is itself a witness, is the best guarantee 
that it will command the continuous and hearty support from all 
members of Delta Upsilon necessary to its complete success. 

We publish in this number brief communications from the 
brothers in charge of the Quinquennial and of the Song-book. Both 
of these promise to be valuable and creditable to the Fraternity. 
But, because the editors have thus far succeeded so well, the Fratern- 
ity should not think that they can carry on the entire enterprise alone. 
The time has now come for the chapters to assure their financial sup- 
port. Apathy has been the most dangerous enemy of our success 
in the past ; let us not allow it to prevail in this year, the most in- 
teresting of our history. Brother Chase and Brother Carman have 


•done their work faithfully and ably ; it remains for the Fraternity, 
by prompt co-operation, to make their work a financial, as well as 
literary and musical, success. 

While all of us congratulate ourselves upon the foundation of 
the numerous alumni chapters, we should not forget alumni organ- 
izations of a somewhat different nature, which, in their own sphere, 
are equally valuable. These are the alumni associations of the 
chapters. A description of the Cornell Association was published 
in the Quarterly last year ; and we give in this number a sketch 
of the recently founded Alumni Association of Amherst Chapter. 
The danger in all undergraduate chapters is that they may, by 
thoughtlessness or hasty action, be carried away from the princi- 
ples and precedents of the Fraternity. An alumni association with 
such rules as those of Amherst will serve as a needed check, and 
at the same time will attain the desirable end of interesting the 
alumni in the affairs of the chapter. 

It is seldom that so large a number of important measures 
come before the Traternity gathering as were presented at the Ma- 
rietta Convention. The convention was called upon to take defi- 
nite action in regard to both the Quarterly and Executive Coun- 
cil, and we think the methods adopted were wise, and will prove of 
benefit to the Fraternity. The promptness and dispatch with which 
the work was disposed of clearly showed that the delegates went 
prepared to vote on the principal questions without much prelim- 
inary discussion, not a little credit of which, we think, is due to 
the Quarterly. There is but one thing to mar the general 
gratification of the convention, and that is the unnecessary length 
of time that has been occupied in publishing the Annual. A brief 
summary of the work accomplished may be useful in supplement- 
ing the more detailed account of the Annual. 

The editor-in-chief of the Quinquennial and the chairman of the 
Song Book Committee reported excellent progress, and the latter is 
promised for delivery by March 31st. 

Article V, section 2d, of the Constitution was amended to read : 
** New chapters may be admitted into the Fraternity by the unan- 
imous vote of any convention, or, during the year, by the concur- 
rence of all the chapters. Alumni chapters may be formed in cen- 


trally located cities on the same conditions as undergraduate chap- 
ters. These chapters shall have all the privileges of other chapters^, 
including representation in convention/* 

The Central Office of the Fraternity was located at 842 Broad- 
way, Room 7, New York City. The Executive Council, which has 
been scarcely more than a figure-head for the last few years, was 
given the much needed power of financial management, which will 
make it of material aid to Fraternity enterprises in the future. 

The Pan-Hellenic matter was quickly settled by the appoint- 
ment of a committee of three, with full power to decide upon rep- 
resentation in the Council. 

That our conservatism is to be preserved, is apparent in the re- 
fusal to grant the six or seven applications that were received for 
charters. As usual, a number of committees on new chapters were 
appointed, and we sincerely trust that the members of these will dis- 
tinguish themselves from most of their predecessors by accom- 
plishing the objects for which they are delegated. 

One of the most gratifying features of the convention was the 
reappearance of the Williams Chapter, after an absence of twenty 
years. Our alumni are keeping well in line, and their interest is 
shown by the establishment of graduate chapters at New York^ 
Chicago, Boston, Cleveland, Providence, Rochester, and Amherst. 
Application has also been made for chapters at Albany, Cincin- 
nati, and other points. The feeling in regard to the Quarterly 
was unanimous, that .it' should be published by a board of five ed- 
itors, three of whom should be alumni, and that the headquarters 
should be in New York City. 

The Forty-ninth Convention adjourned to meet in this city next 
fall, and with the Rochester Chapter in 1885. 


Dear Brothers : — The Williams Chapter was re-established 
October 12th, 1883, by the initiation of three Seniors and three 
Juniors. To this number was added one Sophomore from the 
Middlebury Chapter, who had just entered Williams. Four Soph- 
omores have since been admitted, making the membership at pres- 


ent eleven. We expect to receive at our next meeting two of the 
most promising men of the Freshman Class. 

The reappearance of the chapter was kindly greeted by the col- 
lege at large, and especially rejoiced the hearts of its old friends. 
We have met with no open, and are aware of little hidden, opposi- 
tion on the part of the secret fraternities. The fathers of many 
of their leading members are Delta U.'s, and they seem to have, 
therefore, a kind of veneration for that organization. We were 
not long in becoming fully imbued with the Delta U. spirit, in- 
spired by pride in the reputation of our time-honored chapter, and 
it is surprising how tightly the links which bind us together are al- 
ready drawn, though so recently united. 

As there are two flourishing literar}' societies, in which nearly 
all of our members are actively engaged, our weekly meetings, as 
yet, have been but pleasant social gatherings. 

Two large, well-furnished rooms in one of the most pleasantly 
situated houses in Williamstown have been rented for the use of 
the chapter. 

We enjoyed very much the visits of Brothers Richardson (Am- 
herst, '84) and Ormistdn (Hamilton, '85), last term, and shall be 
^lad to be favored by others in the future. The prospect is very 

bright for Delta U. in old Williams. 

O. C. BiDWELL, Williams. 

Dear Brothers : — I am told that few chapters other than 
Brown are in the habit of giving public literary entertainments. 
If so, it is to be regretted. We regard our ** publics " as indis- 
pensable. We are not satisfied to let our light shine on Commence- 
ment and class days alone, but desire to meet our friends at divers 
times during the year, under our own vine and fig-tree. Accord- 
ingly, four times a year, our hall is filled with representatives of 
the beauty and culture of Providence, who listen to a programme 
of literary and musical exercises, serious and humorous. After 
these exercises comes the social, equally interesting and profitable. 
These entertainments are not only pleasant in themselves, and 
beneficial to those who share in them, but they also show the out- 
side world, better than anything else can, what the society is, what 
it does, and what it aims to do. 

Prof. Andrews, of the class of '70, Brown, who this year en- 


tcred upon his duties as Professor of History, Political Economy, 
Roman and International Law, is very popular as a professor. 

The other new Delta U.'s on the faculty, — Brothers Upton, 
Kegwin, and Crosby, — also support the honor of the society. 

F. M. Bronson, Brown. 


C. B. Ames, Williams, '85, has taken first prize in the bicycle 
races for the past two years. 

Harry W. Hawley, Michigan, '84, is editor of the Ann Arbor 
Register^ the leading city paper. 

Jesse Vickery, Western Reserve, '85 » is in the Senior Class of 
the Law Department at Ann Arbor. 

The total membership of the fraternity is at present 3,885, and 
the undergraduate membership, 390. 

Chas. W. Carman, Michigan, '84, has charge of the meteorolog- 
ical observations at the Observatory. 

George S. Duncan, '85, Williamstown, Mass., is the correspond- 
ing secretary of the Williams Chapter. 

The second prize for Entrance Examination at Hamilton was 
taken by a Delta U., Frank H. Robson. 

William H. Snyder, '85, Waterville, Me., has been elected cor- 
responding secretary of the Colby Chapter. 

In the Philotechnian Society at Williams the presidents for the 
first two quarters have been Delta U. men. 

The Syracuse Chapter held its eighth annual reception at the 
Hotel Bums on the evening of February 21st. 

R. R. Lloyd, '84, represents Marietta College at the State Ora- 
torical Contest held this year at Wooster, Ohio. 

Frank L. Sperry, Western Reserve, '85, is taking a special course 
in chemistry and mineralogy at the Yale Sheffield Scientific 


The Hamilton Chapter has completed the purchase of a build- 
ing lot, upon which a chapter hall will be erected as soon as pos- 

In the joint debate between the Philotechnian and Philologian 
societies, at Williams College, two of the three debaters from the 
former society were Delta U.'s. 

The Western Reserve Chapter has decided to keep the old name 
instead of changing it for the somewhat meaningless title of Adel- 
bert Chapter. 

The Corresponding Secretary of the Michigan Chapter, Avon 
S. Hall, '84, desires to have it known that his address is Lock Box 
2943, Ann Arbor, Mich. 

Among the Sophomores at Yale College who received first 
prizes for excellence in English composition, were C. A. Moore and 
F. G. Moore, formerly members of '85, in the Marietta Chapter. 

Fred. C. Hicks, Michigan,' 85, the Quinquennial editor, reports 
the successful completion of his labors. The chapter history, des- 
tined for that publication, is being produced under the care of Wil- 
liam B. Chamberlain, '84. 

Harris H. Wilder, Amherst, '86, has received the Sawyer gold 
medal for excellence in physiology. This is the second year in suc- 
cession when Delta U. has taken this prize, which was formerly an 
Alpha Delta Phi specialty. 

In the athletic exercises of last field day at Hamilton, Chester 
M. Donaldson, '84, Captain of the Hamilton College Bicycle Club^ 
took five first and two second prizes, and Chas. S. Van Auken, '86, 
took two first and two second. 

Articles on the general history of the fraternity have been con- 
tributed to the Quinquennial by the Hon. William Bross, Williams, 
'38, of the Chicago Tribune, Rossiter Johnson, Rochester, '63, and 
the Rev. Frank S. Childs, Hamilton, '75. 

David B. Howland, Amherst, '83, on account of his journalistic 
work in connection with the Northampton Daily Herald, has re- 
signed the chairmanship of the Advisory Committee of the Quin- 
quennial^ and Edward M. Bassett, '84, has been elected by the Am- 
herst Chapter to fill the vacancy. 


Asa Wynkoop, Rutgers, '87, received the second prize for speak- 
ing in the Peithessophian Literary Society. Four of the six de- 
baters for the annual inter- society debate are Delta U. men : Peter 
S. Beekman and James G. Meyer, '84, for Peitho, and W. P. Bruce 
and M. L. Bruce, '84, for Philo. 

Irving S. Upson, '81, historian of the Rutgers Chapter, has suc- 
ceeded in obtaining information for the Quinquennial from all but 
one of Rutgers' 153 members; and H. F. Roberts, '84, of Western 
Reserve, has been very successful in securing information in regard 
to the members of the old chapter. 

Steps have been taken to establish an organization of Delta Up- 
silon alumni at Cleveland, 'Ohio. There are over twenty Delta U. 
men in the city, representing eleven chapters, and prospects are 
bright for a good graduate chapter. Those especially active in the 
matter are Dr. C. B. Parker, Rochester, '74, and R. M. Parmeley, 
Cornell, '73. 

Shortly before the holidays, the Michigan chapter held a ** soiree 
musicale " in their hall on Main St. The programme consisted of 
violin and guitar solos and duets, with vocal selections by the quar- 
tette, and interspersed with essays on musical subjects and dramatic 
selections from Sheridan's " Rivals." Many friends of Delta U. 
were present, and all expressed themselves as entirely pleased with 
the entertainment. 

Professor J. F. Genung, of Union, '70, now Associate Professor 
of English Literature in Amherst College, has recently written a 
critical analysis of Tennyson's " In Memoriara," which has attract- 
ed much attention. The book has been republished in England by 
Macmillan, and has been favorably Received in that country. Ten- 
nyson is said to have expressed his appreciation of Brother Ge- 
nung's work. 

The Cornell Chapter occupies two flats in the fine brick block 
of Andrus and Church, on East State St., and the members have suc- 
ceeded in rendering their appearance cozy and inviting. The chap- 
ter hall, which occupies a part of the second flat, is large and com- 
modious. It has been fitted up in neat and commodious style, and 
was recently christened by a reception given to the resident and 
graduate members. 


There are four Delta U.'s in the Faculty of Western Reserve 
University : Henry J. Herrick, M.D., Williams, '58, Professor of 
Medicine, Hygiene, and Gynaecology ; Chas. B. Parker, M.D., 
M.R.C.S., Rochester, '74, Professor of Physiology ; Newton B- 
Hobart, A.M., Western Reserve, '78, Principal of the Academy ; 
and J. Aubrey Wright, Western Reserve, '80, Instructor in Chemistry 
and Latin. 

At Ann Arbor Delta U. takes a prominent position. We have an 
editor on the leading paper, the Argonaut, the business manager of 
the Christian Association publication, and the corresponding secre- 
tary of the Lecture Association. When the Football Association 
was formed in the beginning of the year, the treasurer, manager of 
the team, four players, and one of the executive committee, were 
chosen from Delta U. 

The Amherst Chapter was highly entertained by dramatics given 
in the chapter house on February ist. It is the custom of this 
chapter to appoint at the beginning of each college year a commit- 
tee, who have in charge dramatic and other entertainments. The 
latest addition to the chapter house is a colored man servant, who 
takes entire charge. Members of other chapters are heartily in- 
vited to call on the Amherst men, and be ushered in by ** Perry." 

The Delta U. men present at the camp on Lake George last 
summer formed a permanent organization in order to do more sys- 
tematic work in securing attendance. The officers who have this 
in charge, are : President, M. C. Allen, Madison, '81, Sandy Hill, 
N. Y.; Secretary, W. F. Walker, Amherst, '86, Amherst, Mass.; 
Treasurer, F. M. Crossett, New York, '84, 842 Broadway, New 
York. Communications on the subject should be addressed to any 
one of these brothers. 

Four members of the Faculty at Kansas University are Delta 
U.'s. David H. Robinson, Rochester, '59, is Professor of the Latin 
Language and Literature ; Frank H. Snow, Ph. D., Williams, '62, 
is Professor of Natural History ; Leverett W. Spring, Williams, '65, 
is Professor of English Literature, Rhetoric, and Belles Lettres, 
and George E. Patrick, Cornell, '73, is Professor of Chemistry, Min- 
eralogy and Metallurgy. Professors Robinson and Snow are two of 
the original professors of the university, having held their appoint- 
ments since 1866. 


Of the twenty-seven valedictorians at Williams College during 
the existence of our chapter, the following eleven were Delta U/s: 
The Hon. Stephen J. Field, '37, Judge of the U. S. Supreme 
Court ; George Kerr, LL.D., '39 (deceased) ; the Rev. Charles 
Hawley, S.T.D., '50 ; the Rev. Dr. Addiso^ Ballard, '42, for- 
merly Professor in Marietta College ; the Rev. Henry B. Hos- 
fprd, '43 ; the Rev. Dr. Theron H. Hawkes, '44 ; John L. T. 
Phillips, '47, late Professor of Greek Language and Literature in 
Williams College ; the Rev. Edward G. Beckwith, '49, Ex-President 
of Oahu College ; Theodore F. Van Vechten, '50. who died in 
1853 ; Jarvis Rockwell, '54 ; and Frank H. Snow, Ph. D., '62, Pro- 
fessor in Kansas University. 

Any information that can be given concerning the following 
members of the New York Chapter, even a suggestion as to their 
whereabouts, will be of service to the associate editor in completing 
his statistics for the Quinquennial Catalogue : 

Rev. Thomas Burnet, '65, Orinoco, Minn.; James F. Rhbdes, 
'67, Cleveland, O.; Edward S. T. Kennedy, '68, N. Y. City ; James 
C. Thomson, '69, Monroe, N. Y.; John Knox Brigham, '73, N. Y 
City ; Gaylord Thompson, '78, N. Y. City. 

The last reliable addresses in the possession of the chapter have 
been given, as they will afford a clue to those who, from a desire to 
render as complete and accurate as possible the Fraternity Cata- 
logue, may feel disposed to aid in tracing up the forgotten few. Ad- 
dress Thomas Watters, 842 Broadway, N. Y. City. 

The Song Book. 

The Song Book is modeled in size and style after the new 
" Yale Songs," 144 pp., to be printed on 100 lb. cream book paper, 
handsomely bound in English cloth, with beveled edges and appro- 
priate cut and design. The character of the body of the contents 
is shown in the specimen pages. In addition to the Fraternity 
Songs, there will be an appendix containing the most familiar 
College Songs, with an occasional Glee. 

By a definite written contract the book is to published by 
March 31st. 

The price is $1.50, and it will be delivered on cash orders only. 

All orders should be sent to 

John C. Carman, Chairman Song Book Com^^ 
Trevor Hall, Rochester, N. Y. 


The Amherst Alumni Association. 

An Alumni Association of Amherst Chapter was founded during 
the last Commencement. After a dinner at the Chapter House, in 
which alumni and undergraduates joined, the meeting was called 
to order, the chair being filled by the Rev. R. D. Miller, '48, of the 
parent delegation of the chapter. Speeches were made by the 
chairman and other alumni, old and young, all of whom displayed 
undiminished loyalty to Delta U. and its principles. This meet- 
ing was simply for organization. At the second meeting, on the 
following day, a constitution was adopted. The two most impor- 
tant articles provided that an annual meeting shall be held at the 
Chapter House on Tuesday of Commencement week, and that the 
joint majority of alumni voting at said annual meeting, and of the 
undergraduate members at their first regular meeting following, 
shall decide all questions pertaining to the chapter introduced in 
said meeting. Two resolutions were introduced and unanimously 
adopted by the alumni. The first related to the Chapter House : 
** We, the Alumni of the Amherst Chapter of Delta Upsilon, as- 
sembled in our first annual meeting, do heartily offer our thanks to 
the undergraduate members of the chapter for their persevering 
efforts in behalf of a Chapter House, and promise our sympathy 
and co-operation in the work of the ensuing year." 

The second has reference to the principles of the Chapter : 
** Resolved^ That as expressive of the sentiments of the originators 
and early members of this Fraternity, they are gratified to learn 
that the undergraduates, in soliciting members, do not ignore the 
fact that this society is founded on the principles of anti-secrecy, 
and that this principle is made prominent in its teaching." 

Nearly twenty- five alumni were present at the meeting ; among 
them Brothers R. D. Miller, '48 ; A. G. Beebe, '50 ; W. L. Monta- 
gue, '55 ; J. B. Beaumont, '58 ; and J. E. Twitchell, '58. 

The New England Association. 

The Brown Chapter and resident alumni are accustomed to 
have a banquet about the middle of the college year. It occurred 
to a Brown alumnus in Boston, that it would be well to invite the 
Harvard Chapter, this year, and have the feast in Boston. The 
idea was approved and put into execution. Invitations were sent 
to other Eastern chapters, and the consequence was, that on the 


evening of Feb. 2 2d, some seventy sons of Delta Upsilon, under- 
graduates and alumni, representing the Chapters at Harvard, Brown^ 
Williams, New York, Cornell, Colby, Amherst, Rochester, and 
Hamilton, assembled in the parlors of Young's Hotel, Boston, and 
proceeded to make one another's acquaintance. When an hour 
had been spent in this pleasing occupation, and a New England 
Alumni Association formed, the company marched into the banquet 
hall and advanced to the main attack. 

When ample justice had been done to everything, from mock- tur- 
tle to icecream, the feast of wit and wisdom began. Wm. V. Kellen, 
Brown, '72, presided as toast-maker, contributing greatly to the plea- 
sure of the occasion by his witty and ingenious transitional remarks. 
The first speaker was the Rev. Dr. Lucius E. Smith, Williams, '43, 
editor of the Watchman^ who spoke of the founding of the Williams 
Chapter, its triumphs, the causes of its decease and the gratification 
of its alumni at its recent re-establishment. He was followed by 
Henry R. Waite, Hamilton, '68, who spoke of his connection with 
the founding of the Brown Chapter, and impressively urged the 
fundamental principle of the Fraternity, that all we have is only 
" held in trust." The Rev. George W. Coon, Rochester, '76, spoke 
of his hard work and ultimate success in establishing a chapter at 
Michigan University, and declared that he still believed in the 
motto of his college days, " qui bene agity non lucetn timet ^ The 
Rev. O. P. Gifford, Brown, '74, aptly and eloquently showed that 
as the bud and flower are the promise of the fruit, so our future 
attainments are but the development of what we obtain through the 
training of the college and fraternity. He declared that to the 
earnest seeker there is nothing in the universe that is concealed, 
and that there is no secret of success — it is simply obedience to 
the fundamental laws of our being. Prof. Borden P. Bowne, New 
York, '71, of Boston University, after humorously depreciating 
post-prandial eloquence as an example of what Hartmann calls 
** the irrationality of willing, and the misery of being," expressed 
his pride in belonging to the Delta Upsilon Fraternity. The Rev. 
W. H. P. Faunce, Brown, '80, pastor of the State Street Baptist 
Church, Springfield, facetiously congratulated the banqueters on 
the general interest taken in their meeting, shown by the ringing of 
bells, and display of bunting. The true way, however, to honor a 
hero, he said, is to be ourselves heroes. William S. Chase, Brown^ 


*8i, Editor-in-chief of the Fraternity Quinquennial Catalogue, re- 
sponded to the toast " Quinquennial," and the Quarterly was re- 
sponded for by F. M. Bronson, Brown, '84. Speeches were also 
made by Brothers Bassett, of Amherst, '84 ; Adair, of Hamilton, 
'84; Wheelock, of Cornell, '76; and Webster, of Harvard, '84. 

The speeches were interspersed with songs, led by G. C Gow, 
Brown, '84. 

During the evening a letter was read from Prof. E. B. Andrews, 
Brown, '70, of the chair of history and political economy at Brown 
University, expressing his regret at his inability to be present. 

At the close of the speech-making, the committee on permanent 
organization of a New England Alumni Association reported offi- 
cers, who were duly elected as follows : President, the Rev. O. P. 
Giflford, Brown, '74 ; Vice-President, Prof. Borden P. Bowne, New 
York, '71 ; Secretary and Treasurer, G. F. Bean, Brown, '81 ; Ex- 
ecutive Committee, H. R. Waite, Hamilton, *6S ; the Rev. Dr. L. 
E. Smith, Williams, '43 ; Wm. V. Kellen, Brown, '72 ; C B. Whee- 
lock, Cornell, '76; the Rev. G. W. Coon, Rochester, '76; C B. Frye, 
Colby, '80 ; HoUis Webster, Harvard, '84 ; F. M. Smith, Amherst, 

Executive Council Resolutions. 

The following is the text of the resolutions adopted by the 
Marietta Convention with reference to the Executive Council of the 
Fraternity. The present members of the Council are : 

Adelbert Cronise, Rochester, '77, Powers Block, Rochester, N. 
Y. ; S. B. Duryea, New York, '66, 46 Remsen St., Brooklyn, N. Y.; 
J. A. Hyland, Hamilton, '75 ; Thomas Watters, New York, '84, 842 
Broadway, New York City ; Frederick M. Crossett, New York, '84, 
842 Broadway, New York City. 

Brother Crossett is secretary to the Council, and all communica- 
tions, financial and otherwise, should be addressed to him. 

I. The headquarters of the Executive Council shall be at the 
Central Office. The Council shall appoint one of its members sec- 
retary, who can be always communicated with by letters addressed 
to him at the Central Office. 

II. All applications for money for fraternity purposes must be 
addressed to the secretary of the Executive Council, at least two 
months before the date at which the money is required. 


IIL No applications shall be granted except to the authorized 
agents of work which was voted upon in Fraternity Convention. 

IV. On receipt of application, the secretary of the Executive 
Council shall arrange for a meeting of the Council as soon as possi- 
ble, at which meeting the application shall be considered. If the 
application be approved, the secretary of the Council shall so in- 
struct the Fraternity treasurer ; if disapproved or deemed exces- 
sive, the report shall be returned at once to the applicant, with rea- 
sons for rejection. 

V. On receipt of the application as approved, the Fraternity 
treasurer shall assess the amount in equal shares upon each mem- 
ber of the Fraternity, and shall notify the treasurer of each chapter 
of the amount to be collected, and the date at which it must be 

VI. [a]. The chapter treasurer must return the assessed amount 
to the Fraternity treasurer before the appointed date. 

[d]. If any chapter objects to the levy, or deems the amount 
excessive, the treasurer of the chapter shall communicate the same 
to the Fraternity treasurer, with reasons for objection, at least one 
week before the appointed date. 

[c]. If a majority of the chapters thus vote, the Fraternity 
treasurer shall return the application to the secretary of the Exec- 
utive Council as disapproved by the Fraternity, and by him it shall 
be returned to the applicant. 

[d]. If a majority of chapters do not thus vote, the Fraternity 
treasurer shall notify the treasurers of the objecting chapters that 
the application is approved by the Fraternity, and no further ob- 
jection shall be considered. 

[i\. No objection shall be considered which is not received by 
the Fraternity treasurer at least one week before the appointed 

VII. At each Convention of the Fraternity, a report of assess- 
ments since the preceding Convention shall be presented by the 
Executive Council. This report shall be audited by a committee 
appointed by the Convention, and shall be published in full in the 
Fraternity Annual. 

VIII. In case the amount to be applied in any work be speci- 
fied by vote of the Convention, the Fraternity treasurer shall levy 
upon the chapters without the intervention of the Executive Coun- 
cil, and shall pay the amount to the chairman of the Fraternity 
Committee appointed for that purpose, on presentation of an order 
from the Fraternity president. Such a levy shall not be subject to 
objection by the chapters. 

[a]. In case it be necessary to increase the amount appropriated, 
application for the additional sum must be made to the Executive 
Council as hereinbefore provided. 



With this number the Quarterly makes its best bow, and 
enters again the circles of the Fraternity exchanges. We may be a 
little late, but the best we can do is to plead the old excuse — 
'* business '* — and trust that the best part of the entertainment is 
yet to come. As we stand by the door gazing smilingly about us, 
we recognize in the animated groups many acquaintances of last 
year ; but as old Gobbo says in the play, " I^ord ! how art thou 
changed ! " Our friend the Beta Theta Piy whose appearance last 
year was unpretentious, though classical, has arrived decked out in 
gorgeous and startling raiment. In one terrifying design the artist 
combines a hilarious dragon, an owl, a skull, and several assorted 
tiger-cubs. The ^ K E Quarterly says that it is a picture of the 
dopy J a standing joke which is supposed to be Beta Theta PVs se- 
cret. The Phi Delta Theta Scroll^ clad in the neatest of garments, in- 
stead of the flimsy dress in which we last met her, is a still more 
amazing metamorphosis. Even out in the wilds of the west the 
Phi Kappa Psi Shield felt the inspiration of reform, but was 
checked by a want of harmony between the legislative and the ex- 
ecutive, and pathetically writes : " On account of our importunity 
for a change of cover, our printer gave us a Christmas surprise. 
We don't like it, and so return to terra-cotta." 

In fact, nearly all our friends among the exchanges bear testi- 
mony to renewed life and activity. The credit for this we believe 
is largely due to the Delta Kappa Epsilon Quarterly y whose daring 
example a year ago roused immediate emulation and led the way 
to a new order of things. 

If the improvements in form had no corresponding improve- 
ment in matter, it would mean little more than a passing fancy ; 
but happily the editors are as active as the printers, and for the 
first time Fraternity journalism is raised to a distinct and valuable 
position in contemporary literature. 

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We notice that with the Beta Theta Pi's improvement in form, 
its tendency towards literary and descriptive articles becomes more 
marked. How near the fraternity organ should approach the do- 
main of the literary magazines, or even that of college papers, is an 


open question. It seems undesirable to bring Fraternity journal- 
ism into competition with either. It has its own distinct field, and 
when it passes out of this it should be careful to mark the digres- 
sion as incidental. The Star and Crescent of Alpha Delta Phi 
shows excellent discrimination in the extent to which its chapter 
letters report general college news ; but other exchanges make a 
mistake in maintaining an exclusive column for such items. Un- 
dergraduates and alumni both get this in ample measure from the 
college press. 

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Not long ago the Beta Theta Pi criticised our last year's vol- 
ume of the Quarterly as too extensively devoted to Delta U^ 
history to be interesting to outsiders. We acknowledged the corn 
and mentally promised to get something else for them this year^ 
Since then, to our surprise, the other fraternities seem to have 
adopted the plan for themselves. The Beta Theta Pi itself pub- 
lishes a long and exhaustive article on its history, by Mr. Baird "; 
the Delta Kappa Epsilon Quarterly is producing chapter sketches ; 
while the Zeta Psi Monthly has appropriated the scheme in full, 
and is publishing chapter histories in chronological order. We 
begin to be sorry that our list is completed, and that we have no 
more chapters to immortalize. 

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Our newly revived chapter at Williams seems to be recognized 
at once as a power in the institution, and an organization which 
has a right to stay. The Williams correspondent of the Alpha 
Delta Phi Star and Crescent writes : 

" Delta Upsilon has again sprung into active existence, after a 
suspension of twenty years. This was an important step for ^ T, 
as the society was founded at Williams, and it is rather a matter of 
pride with fraternities to have their Alma chapters in a flourishing 
condition. It will, no doubt, take some time for J Tto regain her 
old social status at Williams, but so far as we can see her pros- 
pects are bright." 

The Delta Kappa Epsilon Quarterly says in its chapter corre- 
spondence : 

"J 2^ has re-established its chapter here on a firm footing. 
This was the parent chapter, and it has a very strong body of 
alumni supporting it. It has secured eight men, has obtained 
rooms, and is getting along well." 



Delta Kappa Epsilon has established a local alumni chapter at 
Providence, R. I. 

Governor Robinson of Massachusetts, is a member of Zeta Psi. 
His son is a Delta Kappa Epsilon at Amherst. 

Chi Psi has recently established a chapter iat Western Reserve 
University, East Cleveland, O. 

The Chi Phi Fraternity numbers its undergraduate chapters by 
the Greek alphabet, and its alumni chapters by the Hebrew. 

Delta Upsilon purposes to establish chapters at Tufts, Denison, 
and the Universities of Iowa and Kansas in the near future. — 
Beta Theta Pi. 

The constitution of Delta Tau Delta is no longer kept secret. 
A proposition to publish the constitution of Zeta Psi has evoked 
bitter discussion in the Fraternity. 

The Phi Delta Theta Fraternity, whose chapters are almost ex- 
clusively in the West and South, has established new chapters at 
Ohio State College and the University of Texas. 

According to Mr. Baird's new work, the Fraternities possessing 
chapterhouses are Delta Upsilon, Alpha Delta Phi, Delta Kappa 
Epsilon, Phi Kappa Psi, Psi Upsilon, Chi Psi, Delta Psi, and Zeta 

Subscription to the P?U Gamma Delta^ the organ of the Fra- 
ternity of that name, was made compulsory at its last convention. 
Many of the chapters express their dissatisfaction with the arrange- 

The Beta Theta Pi Fraternity held its forty-eighth annual con- 
vention at Saratoga, N. Y., during last August. Of numerous 
petitions for admission presented from different colleges, the only 
one granted was to the new Amherst Chapter. 

W. R. Baird, author of ** American College Fraternities." has 
written in the December and January numbers of the Beta Theta 
Ft a long article on ** Fraternity Studies," comprising discussions 
of ** The Ante-journalistic Period of Beta Theta Pi,*' and ''The 
Beta Theta Pi Magazine." 


The Delta Phi Fraternity has established a chapter at Lehigh 
University. Psi Upsilon also instituted its Eta Chapter at Lehigh 
University, Friday evening, Feb. 2 2d. Thirty-four men were initi- 
ated, twenty-five of whom are undergraduates. 

Zeta Psi holds its conventions either in New York, Boston, or 
Philadelphia, each convention being under the auspices of one of 
the chapters of the Fraternity. Their last convention was held in 
New York City, Jan. 3rd and 4th, under the auspices of the Delta 
Chapter at Rutgers. 

Beta Theta Pi has established a chapter in Amherst College, 
admitting to its ranks the Torch and Crown, formerly a local secret 
society. The Torch and Crown was chartered by the Amherst 
Faculty as an anti-fraternity experiment ; but the result proves the 
mistake of any such attempt. 

The J K E Chapter at Amherst College has recently purchased 
a chapter-house and land. The house is old and ill-fitted for Fra- 
ternity use ; the grounds heavily wooded and difficult to care for ; 
and the situation is inconveniently distant from the college. The 
tsame house was offered to the Delta Upsilon Chapter a year ago, 
and promptly rejected by them. 

The Ann Arbor correspondent of the ^ K E Quarterly states 
that A A ^\% building a chapter-house there at a cost of $17,000, 
of which $4,700 has been collected in cash. In order to raise the 
requisite funds, they have issued six per cent, mortgage bonds to 
the amount of ^10,000. Psi Upsilon's chapter-house at the same 
University,, is owned by a stock corporation, some of whose bond- 
holders arc said not to be members of the Fraternity. The Michi- 
gan Chapter oi A T A has just secured a large frame chapter-house 
in an excellent location. It is rumored in the University that this 
is the gift of their Chicago alumni. 


hi Mtmonam. 

WARREN S. ROBBINS, Syracuse, '85. 

It is our sad duty to announce the death of our dear brother^ 
Warren S. Robbins, ' 85, who, for more than two years, was a 
zealous member of our fraternal circle. 

He was a diligent student, and gave promise of a bright and 
useful future. In laying a broad and firm foundation, as if he were 
to realize the full measure of mortal existence, he never neglected 
the duties of the hour. 

Our brother was a devoted Christian and has left us the legacy 
of a noble example. All through his illness he was calmly resigned 
to the will of his Heavenly Father, and when the message came he 
was prepared to go. 

We deeply mourn the departure of our friend and brother, and 
yet we mourn not as those without hope. *' Our loss is his gain." 

We extend our heartfelt sympathy to the family and friends of 
the deceased. 

Syracuse, Dec. 14th, 1883. 

E. C. Morev, 


F. B. Price, 

C. X. Hutchinson. 

In behalf of the Society^ 

FRANK C. PEABODY, Amherst, '85. 

In the death of Frank Colby Peabody, * 85, which occurred at 
his home in Wellesley, Mass., Nov. nth, 1883, the Amherst Chapter 
is conscious of the loss of one of its most promising members. 

His sickness was a long and severe attack of pneumonia. The 
funeral, held Wednesday, Nov. 14th, was attended by a delegation 
from his chapter. 

As a member of the Fraternity, whose principles he upheld and 
loved, he always faithfully and conscientiously performed his work. 
As a scholar he quickly took good rank, although under adverse 
circumstances, in his class. 


He was the life of the chapter-house, and his merry laugh will 
be greatly missed. He will ever be remembered by us, and we are 
consoled only by the fact that perhaps raised to other spheres his 
usefulness may continue and his hope be realized. 

Below are the resolutions adopted by the chapter : 

Whereasy by the will of God, Frank Colby Peabody has been 
separated from us by death : 

Be it resolved: — That we mourn the loss of a most faithful 
brother ; one whom we all respected, admired, and loved ; one 
who was always manly, upright and kind ; one in whom were un- 
usual talents, and who possessed a most noble Christian character. 

Resolved : — That we extend our heartfelt sympathy to the 
members of the family upon whom such an affliction has fallen. 

F. M. Smith, 
E. M. Bassett, 


Hall of Delta Upsilon, Amherst, Nov. 13th, 1883. 

ALBERT M. CHADWICK, Amherst, 77. 

The Hon. Albert M. Chadwick, County Judge of Douglas 
County, Nebraska, died suddenly at his home in Omaha, on the 
14th of February. The cause of his death was at first supposed to 
be apoplexy, but was later found to be heart disease, superinduced 
l)y overwork in his office and court room. On the morning of 
February 14th he was to all appearances in perfect health, and after 
spending some hours in attending to judicial duties, left his office 
for the purpose of witnessing a marriage ceremony in one of the 
churches. On entering the church he remarked to a friend that he 
felt faint, and started for the open air. Reaching the sidewalk he 
staggered and fell, and almost before medical assistance could be 
summoned was dead. 

He was bom at St. Johnsbury, Vermont, in December, 1854, 
fitted for college there, and entered the class of ' 77 in Amherst. 

He was an active member of Delta Upsilon, and was looked 
upon while in college as one of the strong men of the society. 
Graduating in '77, he went, at once to Omaha, where he studied 


law, and was admitted to the bar in 1879. He was elected County- 
Judge for the first time in November, 1881, by a small majority. 
In 1883 he was elected to the same position for a second term by 
a majority of over two thousand, two candidates successively on 
the Democratic side declining to run against him. 

He was married in October, 1882, to a lady from Kentucky, and 
had since been residing in the city at a house that he had built for 

He was a man of great promise, and as was said in an Omaha 
paper, " the sad affair caused a profound sense of sorrow every- 
where among his friends and acquaintances." 


AMERICAN COLLEGE FRATERNITIES: A Descriptive Analysis of the 
Society System in the Colleges of the United States, with a Detailed Ac- 
count of Each Fraternity. By Wm. Raimond Baird. Second Revised 
Edition. New York: Price, $2. 

The new edition of Mr. Baird's work on College Fraternities is 
timely, appearing as it does in the midst of an unprecedented 
awakening of inter-fraternity interest and discussion. The preface 
to the book draws attention to the vast difference in this respect 
between the time when Mr. Baird's work was first published and 
the present. " When the work was first planned," it says, " the au- 
thor could count readily upon the fingers of one hand the number 
of college men who knew anything of the organization of other 
fraternities than their own, or could intelligently and impartially 
discuss their fraternity relations. Now he would think it strange 
if any graduate of three or four years' standing did not possess 
this knowledge, and could not assume this position." The dying 
out of fraternity hostility, and the development in its place of a 
generous rivalry, has been an event of great importance in the his- 
tory of our colleges, though scarcely noticed by those who watch 
over their interests. For college fraternities, smiled at as boy's 
play by those who know nothing of them, exercise a wide influence 
upon the institutions at which their chapters are founded. Many 
instances might easily be pointed out where the departments of lit- 
erature and oratory have been sustained by the Fraternities alone; 


while other branches of scholarship have received a similar though 
less forcible impulse. In some colleges the authorities have fought 
the fraternities; but this has only initiated the ** sub-rosa " chap- 
ters, a class acknowledged to be the one that is thoroughly danger- 
ous. Most of the college faculties have pursued a wiser course in 
admitting the value of the fraternity work and cordially co-operat- 
ing where it is rightly done. An influence so widely extended and 
so universally recognized could only be hindered by hostility be- 
tween the different branches ; and thus the feeling of fellowship 
that has arisen in the past ten years is of high importance to the 
wide world of college interests. 

Mr. Baird's new book is, as we have said, a timely exponent of 
the new feeling, and in fact exemplifies in itself the change; a fact 
which the author might not be so ready to admit. The influence 
which Mr. Baird, in his preface, claims for the first edition, was 
obstructed by an involuntary partiality. His views, as well as his. 
statements, were applicable in many instances only to western col- 
leges; nor was this surprising, as his standpoint was necessarily 
that of his own order, an almost exclusively western fraternity. 
Since that time, however, many things have worked together to 
secure a different standpoint. Fraternity catalogues have become 
a science instead of a hap-hazard classification; fraternity journal- 
ism has arisen; fraternity members have become willing to discuss 
their own affairs to others; and the author of the book has himself 
seen more of the eastern chapters. The new work is, therefore, 
not merely an exponent of the new inter-fraternity interest, but a 
mark of the new spirit of impartiality. 

The new edition is an invaluable compendium of fraternity in- 
formation. The general history of American fraternities is carefully 
and accurately prepared; the directory of chapters and discussion 
of the general fraternity question are interesting, and the sketches 
of the various orders are, as a rule, fair and complete. Psi Up- 
silon might have been more adequately treated, while a few western 
fraternities are assigned a greater prominence than they deserve; 
otherwise, no fault can be found with the general plan. Our own 
fraternity, owing to the assistance rendered by Mr. C. E. Hughes, 
of Brown, '8i, and Mr. W. S. Chase, Editor of the Quinquennial^ is 
fairly discussed, and the historical facts are in the main accurate. 
It may be well to notice that the change of title from " anti-secret '* 


to "non-secret" was made in the Brown convention of 1881, and 
not in 1882. Mr. Baird does not mention that at the Union Con- 
vention, two years previous, the difference of opinion made neces- 
sary a compromise; by which each chapter was permitted to style 
itself non-secret, or anti-secret, as it should choose. The Harvard 
Chapter was not founded in 1882, but in the preceding year. 

To us of Delta Upsilon, the main interest in Mr. Baird' 8 
book is the strong confirmation which it almost involuntarily 
brings to our principles. The author's words on this point are so 
significant and plain-spoken that we feel justified in quoting them 
in full : 

" The first and most prominent point advanced against the so- 
cieties is their secrecy. Let us see in what the secrecy consists. 
As the members wear conspicuous badges, of which they seem to . 
be proud, instead of ashamed, publish their names in illustrated 
and entertaining annuals, issue catalogues of their several orders, 
which are like biographical dictionaries in their fullness of detail, 
hold elegant and frequent banquets, at which honorable citizens 
take a prominent part, meet together at conventions, where they 
occupy the attention of the newspaper press for days, and listen to 
grave addresses by prominent college presidents, build themselves 
halls and houses, which they are proud to point to as their own, 
and frequently call attention to their doings by the publication of 
journals and magazines, we cannot see that they make any special 
attempt at concealment. In fact, this secrecy, which seems to be 
so dreaded and feared by the opponents of the Fraternities, con- 
sists, in most cases, of but two elements : they hold their meet- 
ings with closed doors, and they do not tell the meaning of the 
Greek letters by which they are known. * * * If five young 
men, honorable, studious, and moral, choose to meet together occa- 
sionally for social or literary purposes, and do not choose to invite 
a sixth, what ground has the latter for complaining that the meet- 
ings of the former are secret? * ♦ ♦ if this principle of 
privacy were abandoned, where would be the sanctity of home or 
other confidential relations ? * * * If these chapters con- 
cealed their membership and their purposes, and secretly conspired 
against collegiate authority, or plotted against their fellow-students, 
then they would deserve to be abolished and uprooted. But they 
do none of these things; they are secret only in name." 

For a member of a secret society, and the recognized authority 
on fraternity matters, these are remarkable words; and may be ad- 
vantageously contrasted with the flippant taunts of other secret 
society men, who claim that Delta Upsilon has abandoned the 


principles of its founders, and tended toward secrecy. If that 
were the truth, it would be an insignificant fact compared with the 
change which these words of Mr. Baird mark in the history of 
secrecy. It may be true that secrecy of to-day means little more 
than hidden symbols and private meetings; but alumni of no very 
long standing can tell of days when this was altogether different, 
and when the rules of the secret orders were identical with the 
present childish mummeries of the Yale senior societies. Mr. 
Baird says that if the societies conspired against collegiate author- 
ity or plotted against their fellow-students, they would deserve to 
be abolished. We can call to his attention instances not twenty 
years ago when the doors of secret societies were broken in by col- 
legiate authorities on account of dangerous and riotous actions, 
and serious discussion introduced into a Faculty, half of whose 
members were alumni of that chapter, as to whether its charter 
had better not be removed We mention these facts, not as an 
attack upon secret societies, but to show that the change has been 
in them, and to illustrate the unquestionable danger of secrecy as 
a principle. Secrecy has been dangerous; perhaps it is no longer 
so; but it has grown safe only with its gradual approach to non- 
secrecy. Mr. Baird's words are forcible arguments for Delta Up- 
silon. With exactly those ideas, our chapters hold meetings to 
which they choose not to invite outsiders. Like the home circle. 
Delta Upsilon preserves the right of seclusion, but retains, like it, 
the privilege of association with its friends. From ** anti -secret " 
we have become ** non-secret ; " this is a recognition of the fact 
that the secret fraternities are no longer such that we are bound to 
fight them, and that we are ready to extend the hand of friendship 
because they have almost approximated our own ideal. They are 
not what they were ; and our attitude in relation to them was 
bound to change accordingly. We are glad to recognize, with Mr. 
Baird, a medium ground of common-sense where all of us can 
rest ; we are glad to affirm with him the principle that the frater- 
nities are honorable associations, whose sole aim is literary and 
social recreation and improvement ; but it is still more gratifying 
to recall that this is the foundation principle of Delta Upsilon. 

The Quarterly extends its thanks to the Western Reserve 
Chapter for a copy of the Reserve^ which has just come to hand 



Delta U. is represented on the Editorial Board by Fred. W. Ash- 
ley, '85. We should be pleased to be favored with similar publica- 
tions from other chapters. 



During this College year the deaths of five of our alumni have been re- 
ported: Rev. Eber Myers Rollo, '37*; Augustus Cornwall, '40; Samuel 
Ware Fisher, '41; Joel Stanley Page, '46: Rev. Charles Augustus Stork, 
D. D., '57. 

'38. At the annual reunion of the Williams Alumni Association, held 
in December, Hon. William Bross, Editor of the Chicago Tribune ^ was 
elected Vice President for the ensuing year. 

' 47. Hon David A. Wells at the New York Free Trade Club dinner 
held at Delmonico's on March 1 5th, said : ** Some portions of the democ- 
racy think at the present time that tariff reform is inexpedient. But 
the question has passed beyond the bounds of party. America's capacity 
for production is at the present time far in excess of the ability of the 
country to consume. The result is a stagnation of industry and a stag- 
nation of employment, and almost a universal reduction' of wages. What 
is the chance for the laborer to-day ? From every manufacturing district 
comes up louder and louder the cry of distress, and in every paper is the 
indication of commercial depression. What prospect has the laborer lor 
opposing a reduction of wages when 600,000 laborers a year are coming 
into the country ? And yet there are men in Confess and prominent 
men in commercial secrets who tell the people that all they have to do to 
secure relief is to take off the taxes from rum and tobacco." 

'51. Hon. James White, is one of the prominent New Englanders who 
have recently become associated with the* editorial department of the 
Christian Union. — Williams Athenceum. 

'52. Rev. Llewellyn Pratt, of the Hartford Theological Seminary, for- 
merly Professor of Rhetoric in this College, delivered an address before the 
American Missionary Association, held recently in New York City. 

'56. Mrs. Garfield has presented Hiram College, O., with a bust of our 
late President Garfield. 

'56. Prof. William Wells, Ph. D, LL.D., of Union College, has re- 
turned from Bermuda with his sight much improved, and will at once re- 
sume his labors. 

'58. Thomas Post, of Lenox, Mass., was one of the Republican nom- 
inees for Senator from Berkshire Co., in the last State Elections. 

*59. Rev. H. A. Schauffler, formerly of Austria, now in charge of the 
Bohemian Mission at Cleveland, Ohio, and Rev H. C. Haskell of the same 
class, took prominent part in a meeting of the American Board, held re- 
cently in Detroit. 


' 59. Jeremiah D. Hyde is practicing law. His address is U. S. Land 
Office, Visalia, Cal. 

'59. The nomination of Jeremiah D. Hyde, as Land Office Register, at 
Visalia, Cal., was confirmed by the Senate, Jan. 8th. 

' 60. Rev. Geo. R. Leavitt, is one of the executive committee of the 
Boston Alumni Association of Williams. 

'62. E. R. Cutler, is a practicing physician at Waltham, Mass. 

'62. Rev. W. A. James, is editor of the Homestead^ Minneapohs, 

'63 Rev. Leverett W. Spring, Professor of Literature in the University 
of Kansas, is preparing a work on Kansas, for the " American Common- 
wealth Scries, " published by Houghton, Mifflin & Co., of Boston, Mass. 


'51. Rev. James Cruikshank is principal of Brooklyn, N. Y., High 
School, No. 12. 

'58. Henry L. Harter has been appointed to the Professorship of Nat- 
ural Philosophy at the Albany High School. 

'58. Hon. Charles P. Shaw, of 206 Broadway, N. Y., is counsel for the 
New York Rapid Transit Commission lately appointed. 

'70. John F. Genung, Associate Professor of English Literature in 
Amherst College, is the only member of the Faculty who is not a graduate 
of Amherst. 

'80. Robert J. Landon has opened a law office at Albany, N. Y. 


'49. Ellison Robbins of Santa Clara, Cal., is spending a year in for- 
eign travel 

'49 Rev. Hiram E. Johnson was recently elected Superintendent of 
Public Instruction in Gloucester, R. I. 

'50. Rev. Warren W. Warner, leaves Coventryville to accept a call to 
the Congregational Church at Pitcher, N. Y. 

'50. Ira W. Allen, LL.D., is about to erect a $90,000 building in 
Chicago, to be known as the Allen Academy. 

'50. M. T. Tuthill, now residing in Chicago, is associate editor and 
contributor to the Journal of Speculative Philosophy, St. Louis, Mo. 

'51. Hon. Joseph C. Ford has occupied for some time the position of 
City Attorney, in Madison, Wis. 

'51. Rev. Lewis H. Jenkins, former Superintendent of State Deaf and 
Dumb Asylums in Illinois, Wisconsin and Nebraska, died at his residence 
in Madison, Wis., March 14th, 1883. 

'55. Milton T. Hills, of Nunda, Col., is proprietor of one of the largest 
cattle ranches in the State. 


'62. Horace H. Hollister was recently elected President of the Board 
of Chosen Freeholders of Bergen Co., N. J. 

*68. Edwin M. Nelson, M.D., of St. Louis, Mo., was married on July 
25th, 1883, at Elmira, N.Y., by the Rev. Henry A. Nelson, D.D., Hamil- 
ton, '40, to Miss Emily A., daughter of D. Brainerd Nelson, Esq., of El- 
mira, N. Y. 

'68. Rev. Chas. B. Austin, formerly of New York Mills, N. Y., has ac- 
cepted a call to the First Presbyterian Church of Bismarck, Dakotah. 

'69. Selden H. Talcott, M. D., Ph. B., Superintendent of the New York 
Homoepathic Asylum, was elected President of the Alumni Association 
of the New York Homoepathic Medical College, at their annual re-union 
held in this city on March 13th. Dr. Talcott graduated from the Homeo- 
pathic College in the class of '72. He has just returned after a year's ab- 
sence in Europe. 

'69. Francis W. Burdick, Professor of Law, History and Political Econ- 
omy in Hamilton College, delivered an address on Sunday evening, Jan. 
13, before the Hamilton Y. M. C. A. 

'73. O. E. Branch, Esq., will soon publish a new ** Hamilton Speaker." 

'74. William W. Nixon died of consumption, at Rose Hill, Va., July 
14th, 1883. Bro. Nixon had gone to Virginia in the hope of benefiting his 

'78. Rev. Henry A. Porter was married on Oct. 18, 1883, at Hartford, 
Conn., by the Rev. J. J. Porter, D.D., Union, '43. to Miss Emily R. Holt, 
of Hartford, Conn. 

'79. Chas. G. Alton is engaged with the Union Pacific R. R. at Kansas 
City, Mo. 

'80. Rev. Mattoon M. Curtis has been lately ordained and installed as 
pastor of the Reformed Church, at Hastings, on the Hudson. 


'51. Franklin B. Doe, has changed his address to Dallas, Texas. 

'51. Rev. Isaac N. Cundall, formerly Professor in Washington Univer- 
sity, St. Louis, Mo., is Principal of Worcester Academy, Vinitia, Indian 

'55. Levi S. Packard, A.M., is now Principal of the Academy at Ticon- 
deroga, N. Y. 

'55. The Bulgarian government has recently conferred upon the Rev. 
Geo. Washburn, D.D.. Pres. of Robert College, Constantinople, the order 
of St. Alexander, on account of the valuable services he has rendered the 
Bulgarian nation. 

'55. Prof. William Montague, has just published his biographical re- 
cord ot Amherst College. It is said to be the best work of the kind ever 

'56. Prof. William Swinton, author of Swinton's series of text-books, 
etc., is at present editor of SwintorCs Story- Teller^ a weekly magazine pub- 
lished at No. 20 Lafayette Place, New York. 


'57. Rev. James C. Clapp. of Newton, N. C, received the degree of 
D.D., from Ursinus College, in June, 1883. 

'57. The Rev. Denis Wortman, D.D., delivered the annual sermon 
before the students on the Day of Prayer for Colleges, at New Brunswick, 
N. J. He has also received and accepted a call to the First Reformed 
Church of Saugerties, Ulster Co., N. Y. 

'59. The mission work by the Rev. George Constantine, independent 
missionary in Smyrna, has been quite successful in all of its departments 
the past year. In the Evangelical Hall, over ten thousand people from 
Smyrna and different provinces of Turkey, have, during the year, heard 
him preach the Gospel in Greek. 

'71. Rev. George M. Howe, of Princeton, Mass., has been called to the 
pulpit of the Pine St. Congregational Church, Lewiston, Me. 

'71. The Rev. Edward P. Root, of Hampden, accepts his call to the 
Congregational Church of East Hampton, Ct. 

'72. The Rev. Otis Cary, who has suffered much the last year with his 
eyes, is now stronger and engaged in his work at Okayama, Japan. 

'73. Lucius P. Merriam, died Sept. 20, 1883, among the Tennessee 
mountains, whither he had gone for his health. 

^^^, Prof. Erastus G. Smith, Ph.D. of Beloit, Wis., was married on 
December 26, 1883, at East Hampton, Mass., to Miss Elizabeth M. 
May her. 

'82. Fletcher D. Proctor has settled in Sunderland Falls, Rutland Co., 

'85. Fred. B. Peck has left college permanently on account of ill health. 

'85. Chas. H. Fessenden has entered the Medical School of Boston 

'85. E. E. Skeele is in business with his father in Chicago, 111. 


'55. Norman Dunshee is Vice-President of Drake University, at Des 
Moines, Iowa. 

*T]. Rev. W. L. Swan, Milan, Ohio, has just recovered from a severe 

^'jZ, Prof. M. B. Hobart has succeeded in demonstrating that he is 
the right man to be at the head of Western Reserve Academy. Since the 
removal of the college, two years ago, Bro. Hobart has built up the school 
till the number of students is now double what it was in 1882. 

'82. L. J. Kuhn, who has been engaged in the banking business in 
Emerson, Nebraska, will sail for Germany in April, to spend a year in the 
study of languages, 

'83. W. N. Sawyer is in the drafting department of the Pennsylvania 
Locomotive Works. He will pitch next year for the Grand Rapids, Mich- 
igan, Club. 


'83. Walter C. Van Ness was married in June, 1883, to Miss Ida R. 
Webb. Mr. and Mrs. Van Ness have settled at South New Lyme, O. 
Bro. Van Ness is instructor in the Institute located at that place. 


'55. David F. Crane is practicing law in Boston, Mass. ; his office is at 
61 Court street, and residence in Somerville. 

'56. Rev. R. R. Crane, of Winthrop, Me., has resigned the presidency 
of the Maine Baptist Educational Society after two years of successful oc- 

'57. Hon. William J. Corthell, Principal of the State Normal School at 
Gorham, Mc., was one of the lecturers at the recent meeting of the Maine 
Pedagogical Society at Lewiston, Me. 

'64. Col. Henry C. Merriam is commandant of Fort Stokane, Washing- 
ton Ter. 

'65. William T. Chase has recently returned from a trip abroad, and 
will at once resume his church labors at Cambridge, Mass. 

'79. Charles F. Warner has been appointed first assistant in the West- 
cm State Norfnal School at Farmington, Me. 

'80. Rev. John E. Case, who went out under the A. B. C. F. M. as a 
missionary to Tonngoo, British Burmah, has, after a year's study^ 
preached his first sermon in the Shan language. 

'80. Carroll W. Clark was lately married at North Dana, Mass.. by 
the Rev. Nathan Hunt Colby, '79, to Miss Belle V. Winchell, of Calais, 
Me. Bro. Clark is owner and manager of the old New England School 
Furnishing Co., with office at 27 Franklin street, Boston, Mass. 

•81. Frank B. Cushing died in New York city, Dec. 29th, 1883. of 
typhoid fever contracted in hospital practice. Brother Cushing, during 
his collegiate course, and since graduating, was recognized by all who 
knew him as a whole-souled, warm-hearted Christian gentleman. After 
graduating, he was employed in the Maine State Insane Asylum at Au- 
gusta for two years. He then entered upon the study of medicine, his 
chosen profession, and it was during the pursuit of his studies that he was 
overtaken by his fatal illness. 

'82. George L. Dunham is teaching in the Dixfield Academy, Me. 

*82. Herbert S. Weaver is Principal of the High School at Boothbay, 

'83. Chas. S. Richardson has relinquished his position as principal of 
the Gorham (N. H.) High School to accept that of the State Normal 
School at Madison, Dakota, at a salary of $1,000. 

'83. D. W. Knowlton has a lucrative position in a furniture house in 
Minneapolis, Minn. He has been engaged, also, as teacher in an evening 
school in that city.. 

'84. Harold B. Gray is managing editor of the Boston University An- 
nual, The Senior, 



'59. Rev. Dr. Winficld Scott, now chaplain in the United States Army, 
is stationed in Ft. Canby, Wash. Ter. We cut the following from a Port- 
land, Oregon, newspaper : *' Chaplain Winfield Scott, U. S. A., was one of 
the heroes of the late Queen of the Pacific affair. With a party of soldiers 
from Fort Canby, Dr. Scott led the van in aiding the stranded vessel to get 
off, and received the compliment of public thanks by Gov. Perkins, and 
also by a card published by Capt. Alexander. Dr. Scott was a brave and 
fearless soldier in the late war, and in the discharge of what he deems to 
be a duty he knows no fear and thinks nothing of personal safety." 

'62. Rev. W. F. Bainbridge has just written a third volume bearing on 
the subject of Christian Missions. It is a novel, entitled *' Self Giving," 
and has received favorable notices from the reviewers. 

*62. Grove K. Gilbert, of the U. S. Geographical Survey, has been 
made a member of the National Academy of Science. 

'63. Rossiter Johnson has assumed the editorship of Appleton's "Amer- 
ican Cyclopaedia/' left vacant by the death of the late Judge Tenny. 

'63. Rev. Charles T. Kreyer, Ph.D., is Professor in the Kanchang- 
Mian College at Shanghai, China, and Translator for the Chinese Govern- 

'68. Rev. John Love, Jr,. has resigned his charge at Chelsea, Mass., 
and accepted the unanimous call of the Second Germantown Church in 
Philadelphia, Pa. 

'68. Emil Knichling, C. E., Assistant Engineer of the Rochester Water 
Works, is traveling in Europe for the benefit of his health. 

'75. Prof. George F. McKibbon is Professor of Modern Languages in 
Denison University, Granville, Ohio. 

'^^^. Adelbert Cronise lately read an interesting paper on " Poisons," 
before the Rochester (N. Y.) Academy of Science. 

'78. Frank D. Phinney, has been appointed treasurer of the Burmah 
mission, in addition to his duties of superintendent of the press. 

'80. Rev. W. F. Faber, is pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of 
Westfield, N. Y. 

'82. Edwin H. Barnes is traveling for a wholesale firm of Charleston, 
W. Va. 

'82. Fred. R. Campbell, M.D., has been appointed assistant of the 
chair of Operative Surgery in the University of Niagara, Buffalo, N. Y. 

'82. G. A. Gillette, has begun the study of law in Santa Rosa, Cal. 

'83. Charles L. Dean has been elected Secretary of the Flour City 
Law Club, Albany, N. Y. Bro. Dean is also Secretary of the State Leg- 
islative Committee of Ways and Means. 

'83. Munson H. Ford has removed to Rockford, 111. 

'83. Frank W. Foote sailed from Europe on Saturday, Nov. 10. After 
a trip through England and the continent, he intends to proceed to Cawn- 
pore, India, where he is to take charge of an Eurasian school, which is 
under the supervision of the Methodist Episcopal Church. 



'59. Last commencement the degree of D.D. was conferred upon S. 
Leroy Blake, Fitchburg, Mass., by Iowa College. 

'60. Hon. E. B. Sherman has removed from Chicago, 111., to Minneap- 
olis, Minn., and is now in the Tribune office. 

'71. Hon. Walter E. Howard, of Fair Haven, Vt., has been appointed 
by President Arthur, U. S. Consul to Toronto, Canada. 

'72. The Troy Times says in a late issue : *' A meeting of the congre- 
gation of the First Presbyterian Church was held in the church panors 
last evening to take action relative to the calling of a pastor as succes- 
sor to the Rev. Dr. George N. Webber. By a unanimous vote a call was 
extended to the Rev. K. C. Anderson, of Oshkosh, Wis. James H. Howe, 
Harvey J. King, Chas. L. Alden, Martin L. Townsend, and E. Thompson 
Gale were appointed a committee to present the call. The Rev. George 
Fairlee, pastor of the Westminister Presbyterian Church, presided at the 
meeting. Mr. Anderson has preached several Sundays recently at the 
First Presbyterian Church with remarkable success. He is a Scotchman 
by birth, and a graduate of Middlebury College, Vermont, where he was 
a pupil of Rev. Dr. Webber. After his graduation, he preached for a 
short time at Fairhaven, Vt., but resigned to resume his theological 
studies. He has been pastor for seven years of a flourishing Congrega- 
tional Church at Oshkosh. Mr. Anderson unites depth of thought with 
earnest and magnetic utterance, and the unanimous call from a society 
so ably ministered to in the past is a flattering tribute." Bro. Anderson 
has accepted the call. 

'73. Rev. Geo. W. Brooks has accepted a call from the Congregational 
Church at Charlestown, Mass. 

'76. W. A. Remele, who was obliged to give up the pastorate of his 
church at Pomfret, Vt., because of nervous prostration, is at his home in 
Middlebury, and is rapidly improving. 

'76. Charles G. Farwell is Professor of Latin and Greek in the Friends' 
School at Providence, R. L 

'77. James M. Gifford has been appointed to the prize tutorship in 
Columbia Law School, to hold the office for three years. Mr. Gifford was 
admitted to the bar last June. 


'60. Rev. Wm. J. Skillman is the founder and pastor of the First Pres- 
byterian Church at Sioux Falls, Dakota. He is also owner and manager 
of a farm located near the city. 

'64. Rev. J. Henry Bertholf, of New York city, has received and ac- 
cepted a call to the Reformed Church at Nassau, N. Y. 

'76. Spencer H. C. Devan, M.D., Assistant Surgeon U. S. Marine Hos- 
pital Service, has returned from Alaska, and is in charge of the service at 
Portland, Oregon. A report of the list of changes in the service states 
that he was granted leave of absence for ninety-five days on account of in- 
juries and sickness contracted in the discharge of his duties. 


'76. Rev. P. H. Milliken has receiycd and accepted a call to Paterson, 

'77. Henry Veghte has been elected to the chair of History and Eng- 
lish Literature in the Rutgers College Grammar School. 

'79. Seaman Miller, of Hudson, N. Y., was married on Sept. 20th, 
1883, at Trinity Chapel. New York City, to Miss Edith, daughter of the 
late William Collyer, Esq., of New York City. 

'79. Rev. Theodore Shafer, of the East Reformed Church, Newark, 
N. J., has received a call from the church of Union Village, N. Y., which 
he will probably accept. 

*8o. Thomas W. Bakewell g^duated first in the class of '83 in the Law 
Department of the University of Pennsylvania. 

'80. Sherman Van Ness, M.D., was the successful competitor for a 
position on the staff of the N. Y. Woman's Hospital. 

*8i. Edward B. Voorhees was married on Oct. i8th, 1883, at South 
Branch, N. J., by the Rev. Chas. W. Pitcher, of Stanton, to Miss Anna 
E., daughter of Theodore Amerman, Esq. 

'81. James L. Wight is President of the Kent Club of Jersey City, an 
association of young lawyers and law students, organized to debate prop- 
ositions of law in Jersey City, N. J . 

'82. J. C. Chamberlain, after passing through several stages of the Ed- 
ison Company, is at present Electrician of the Electric Light Department, 
stationed at 257 Pearl street, N. Y. city. 

'82. Charles E. Edgar, connected with the Edison Electric Co., has 
gone to Michigan to look after the interests of the company in that State. 

'82. John Morrison read a paper on " Personal Work," before the Col- 
lege Y. M. C. A. Conference of N. J., held in New Brunswick, Jan. 26th 
and 27th. Bro. Morrison is also Instructor of Elocution in the New 
Brunswick Young Ladies' Seminary. 


'66. Samuel Bowne Duryea, of Brooklyn, N. Y., has gone on a pleas- 
ure trip to the Bermudas. 

'69. Rev. George F. Behringer is pastor of St. Matthew's English 
Lutheran Church, corner of Clinton and Amity streets, Brooklyn. 

'69. Rev. R. W. Haskins is pastor of the First Congregational Church 
at Abingdon, Mass. 

'69. Charles E. Hore is in the office of Edward Hore, manufacturer of 
paints, Nos. 62-68 North nth street, Brooklyn, E. D., N. Y. 

'69. John W. Root is reported to be a very successful architect. He 
has been in Chicago for several years. 

'71. Prof. Borden P. Bowne, Ph.D., of Boston University, has returned 
from Germany. 

'71. Rev. Abraham S. Isaacs is editor of the Jewish Messenger^ pub- 
lished in New York City. 


'72. William H. Atwood, C. E., is Division Engineer of the Tuscarora 
Division, South Pennsylvania R. R. 

'73. Rev. James W. Hillman is in charge of the Presbyterian Churches 
at DeKalb and DeKalb Junction, St. Lawrence county, N. Y., with a view 
to a settlement as pastor in this field. 

'74. J. .Harris Balston, Captain of Co. H, 8th Regiment N. G. S. N. 
Y., has a large manufacturing interest in chairs and patent hydraulic 
presses. He is secretary and treasurer of the Wm. P. Miller Company^ 
manufacturers of American Millers' Improved and Acme Lubricants, with 
office at 100 Greenpoint avenue, Brooklyn, E. D., N. Y. 

'74. William O. Schwarzwaelder is engaged in the manufacture of fine 
furniture for export; his warerooms and office are located at 258 and 259 
Pearl street, N. Y. city. 

'76. Lyman S. Linson is with a book and drug house in Albion, N. Y. 

'78. Henry Randel Baremore is a member of the firm of Baremore & 
Townsend, glue merchants, 229 Pearl street, N. Y. city. 

'78. Albert Warren Ferris, M.D., has a position on the staff of the 
Kings County Hospital, at Flatbush, L. L, N. Y. 

'81. Horace G. Underwood has been preaching in Pompton, N. J., 
during his vacation. He has taken charge of extra weekly meetings held 
at the Steel Works, Wanaque and Boardville, which were necessitated by 
the great success attending his work. He has returned to the New Bruns- 
wick Seminary, to his last year of theological study. 


'70. Theodore B. Comstock, formerly Professor of Geology in Cornell 
University, is justice of the peace, and general manager of the Niagara 
Consolidated Mining Co., at Ureka, Col. 

'70 Edwin Forrest Robb, pastor of the Presbyterian Church at Boone- 
villc, N. Y., died at Oswego, N. Y., on Oct. 22d, 1883. 

'71. Frederick Schoff is manager and treasurer of the Stow Flexible 
Shaft Co., 1 505 Pennsylvania avenue, Philadelphia, Pa. 

'72. Rev. John M. Chase is pastor of the First Presbyterian Church at 
Vallcjo, Cal. 

'72. Romeyn Hitchcock is editor of the Microscopical Journal^ pub- 
lished at 53 Maiden Lane, N. Y. City. 

'72. D. S. Jordan, Ph.D., is professor in the Indiana State University 
at Blooming^on, Ind. 

'73. William H. French, formerly agent of the Western Associated 
Press, is Assistant General Manager of the Associated Press of the U. S. 

'76. Amos M. Ensign, of the New York Tribune, is stationed at police 
headquarters. The position is one of the most important of the city news 

'81. Frank T. Wilson is practicing law at Stillwater, Mich. 


'81, Erwin W. Thompson is superintendent and secretary of the 
Thomasville Oil Co., located at Thomasville, Ga. The firm is engaged 
principally in the manufacture of cotton-seed oil 

'81 Otto M. Eidlitz, who, since his graduation, has been connected 
with his father's architectural business, was at the opening of this year ad- 
mitted to the firm, which is now known as Marc Eidlitz & Son. The 
firm is one of the prominent architectural and building firms of 'the coun- 
try. Since Brother Eidlitz's connection with the business they have built 
the Metropolitan Opera House of New York City and the new Eden Mus^e 
on Twenty-third street. The office of the firm as at No. 123 East Seventy- 
second street, New York City. 

'82. Norton T. Horr is with the law firm of Boynton & Hale, No. 40 
Blackstone Block, Cleveland, O. 


73. David M. De Long, of Grand Lake, Col., has recently returned 
from a six months* trip to Alaska. He expects to leave about April for 

'77. Upon the resignation of the Greek professor at Marietta, the chair 
was offered temporarily, with a good prospect for a permanent position, to 
Edward C. Moore, who is now studying at Union Theological Sem- 
inary. We are sorry to hear that he was obliged, to decline the offer. 

*77. The Marietta Chapter are rejoiced to see Charles U. Adams among 
them once more. He gives us a pleasant visit every two or three months. 

^yS. Henry C. Dimond is now assistant physician in one of the hos- 
pitals of Dresden, Germany. This affords him unusual facilities for the 
prosecution of some of the studies for which he went abroad. 

'81. Charles G. Slack, who is now studying at Columbia College School 
of Mines, spent his holidays at home in tnis city. 

'81. Walter W. Woodruff is now among the Zuni Indians, visiting Mr. 
Frank Cushinc^. We recently noticed an article from his pen, describing 
his yisit and the customs of the Indians. 


'74. Prof. Frank Smalley has just issued from the press of D. Appleton 
& Co. a pamphlet on ** Latin Verse." Like Prof Smalley's widely known 
** Latin Analysis," this work is also designed for use in his own classes, 
but so concise and complete a treatise will not fail to attract attention out- 
side of Syracuse University. 

'77. Richard E. Day has just issued another volume of poems, entitled 
*' Lyrics and Satires," and coming from the press of Bro. Roberts, Syracuse^ 
'76. Bro. Day is the popular political editor of the Syracuse Daily 

*77, Henry W. Reed is master of roadway for the Savannah, Florida & 
Western R. R., and his headquarters are at Waycrosse, Fla. 


'78. Philip J. Moule, proprietor of a large sheep-ranch at Oka, Mon- 
tana Ten, is visiting his many friends in the East. 

*83. Rev. S. F. Beardsley was married on August 28th, 1883, to Miss 
Eva May Eigabroadt, pf Cazenovia, N. Y. 

'85. Geo. M. Brown has had to leave college on account of ill health. 
He is at present supplying the pulpit of the First Presbyterian Church at 
Fremont, Nebraska. 


'78. Prof. John B. Johnson has been appointed to the chair of Civil 
Engineering in Washington University, St. Louis, Mo. The Mississippi 
River Survey, upon which he was engaged during the summer of 1883, 
came out within .02 of a foot of the Lake Survey. 

'79. Charles S. Henning is resident engineer on the Atlantic & Pacific 
R. R. at Coolidge, New Mexico. 

*79 Jesse F. Millspaugh, M.D., U. of P., '83, is teaching in Salt Lake 
City, Utah. 

'79. Leroy Halsey, Principal of the Battle Creek High School, read an 
excellent paper on the " Study of English Classics as a Means of Mental 
Culture," at the vacation meeting of the State Teachers' Association in 
Lansing, Mich. 

'80. Thomas C. Green is residing at Manitou, Colorado, for the benefit 
of his health. 

'80. Arthur W. Burnett, Professor of English Literature in Mt. Morris 
College, and Jere. W. Jenks, '78, Professor of Ancient Languages in the 
5ame institution, have resigned their positions to pursue studies in Europe. 
Their present address is Halle, Germany. 

'81. Asa D. Whipple has accepted the position of cashier in the 
Owosso, Mich., First National Bank, resigning for the purpose a similar 
situation at Constantine, Mich. 

'81. William A. Locy, Professor of Natural Science at Mt. Morris Col- 
lege, 111., has published an article in the January American Naturalist en- 
titled ** Observations on the Pulsating Organs in the Legs of Certain of the 

'81. Geo. N. Carman. Superintendent of Schools, at Union City, Mich., 
was married during the summer vacation of 1883 to Miss Ada MacVicker, 
daughter of Dr. MacVicker, Professor of Theology at Toronto University, 

'82. C. W. Belser, M.A., is Professor of Ancient Languages at Mt. 
Morris College, Mt. Morris, Illinois. 

'82. Franklin C. Bailey is studying for the ministry at the Union The- 
ological Seminary, New York City. His address is 9 University Place. 

'83. Job Tuthill is enp^aged in laying out the Pikes Peak R. R. in Col- 
orado. His address is Colorado Springs. 

'83. Carmen N. Smith is studying law in Minneapolis, Minn. 


'83. Robt. G. Morrow is studying law at Portland, Oregon. His ad- 
dress is Vancouver Barracks, Wash. Ter. ; the headquarters of his father, 
Gen. Morrow. His principal occupations are, writing a history of the 
Michigan Chapter of Delta U., and cultivating his histrionic talents as 
member of a dramatic club. 

'83. Howard Ayres is pursuing a course of study at Heidelberg^, Ger- 
many. He left the University at the close of his Junior year, and com- 
pleted his course at Harvard. While at Cambridge, he took the Walker 
prize of Natural History of $100, by an essay, entitled " Development and 
Life History of the Oecanthus Niveus, or White Cricket.** He also gained 
a scholarship which pays his expenses in Europe for three years. 

'83. Samuel C. Tuthill is studying medicine in our Medical Depart- 
ment. He is business manager of the Monthly Bulletin^ the organ of the 
Students' Christian Association. 

'85. Samuel L. Prentiss is clerk in his father's bank at Winona, Minn. 

'85. Elias F. Schall is teaching in Muscatine, Iowa. He will probably 
return to '86. 

'85. Frederick C. Hicks is teaching in the Union City, Mich., High 
School He expects to return next year. 


'82. F. G. Cook is studying law in the Harvard^ Law School, Cam- 
bridge, Mass. 

'83. L. A. Coolid^e has accepted a position on the staff of the Spring- 
field Republican^ Spnngfield, Mass. 

'83. A. M. Lord is studying Theology in the Harvard Divinity School, 
Cambridge, Mass. 

New Initiates since September, 1883. 


'84, John Henry Burke Mechanicsville, N. Y. 

'84, Calvin Montague Clark West Salem, Wis. 

'84, Frederick Tappan Ranney Petoskey, Mich. 

'85, Charles Bemice Ames Mechanicsville, N. Y. 

'85, George Stewart Duncan Albany, N. Y. 

'85, Lewis Alexander James Saratoga Springs, N. Y. 

'86. Orlando Curtiss Bidwell Monterey, Mass. 

*86, George Henry Flint Lincoln, Mass. 

'86, Ralph Erastus Loveland East Saginaw, Mich. 

'86, Charles Hall Perry Boston, Mass. 

'86, Arthur Vincent Taylor Newark, N. J. 



'86, Wflliam Pierce Landon Schenectady, N. Y. 

'87, George Lovell Flanders Hopkinton, N. Y. 

'$7, George Warren Furbeck Little Falls, N. J. 

'$7, WUliam FrankUn Huyck Le Roy, N. Y. 

*S7, Nelson Manning Redifield Rochester, N. Y. 

'S7, WiUiam J. Sweet GtovcrsvUlc. N. Y. 


'84, Chester M. Donaldson. Gilberts>'ille, N. Y. 

'87, Henry Danlelson Hopkins Phelps, N. Y. 

'87, John Gordon Peck. Great Bend, N. Y. 

'87, Frank Hudson Robson Hall's Comers, N. Y. 

'$7, Andrew Hadley Scott EUisburgh, N. Y. 

'87, Frank B. Severance Mexico, N. Y. 

'87, Harry Percival Woley Maquokeka, Iowa. 


'87, Frederic Perley Johnson Roslindale, Mass. 

'87, Henry Valentine Jones Newtonvnlle, Mass. 

'87, Walter Eltinge Merritt Kingston, N. Y. 

'87, Frank Nelson Nay Boston Highlands, N. Y. 

'87, Samuel French Nichols Grafton, Mass. 

'87, Edward Bruce Rogers Cincinnatus, N. Y. 

'87, Alfred Luther Struthers Upton, Mass. 

'87, Walter Porter White Clarendon Hills, Mass. 

'87, Edwin Hunt Whitehill South Attleboro', Mass. 


'87, Frank Kuhn Bedford, Ohio. 

'87, Charles Collins Stuart Cleveland, Ohio. 

'87, George Albert Wright Bellevue, Ohio. 


'86, Charles Samuel Wilder Florence, Mass. 

'87. Holman Francis Day Vassalboro\ Mass. 

'87, Charles Edward Dolley Waterville, Me. 

'87, Stanley Harry Holmes Augusta, Me. 

'87, Eugene Wilder Jewett Sidney, Me. 

'87, Joel Francis Larrabee, Jr Kennebunk, Me. 

'87, Irving Ossian Palmer Livermore, Me. 

'87, Charles Carroll Richardson Skowhegan, Me. 

'87, Elmer Asa Ricker Altred, Me. 


'85, James Ross Lynch ., Auburn, N. Y. 

'87, Arthur Lincoln Benedict Buffalo, N. Y. 

'87, Herbert Alonzo Manchester Hartland N. Y. 

'87, Frederick Elmer Marble Pittsford, N. Y. 

'87, Cortland Roosa Myers Kingston, N. Y. 

'87, Benjamin Otto ... .Tonawanda, N. Y. 

'87, Frederick Alexander Race Greene, N. Y. 



'85, Charles Billings Ripton, Vt. 

''S/, George Ebenczer Knapp Middlebury, Vt. 

'^Sj^ Henry Noah Winchester. Reedsburgh, Wis. 


'86, Elmore De Witt Wallkill, N. Y. 

'•86, Peter StUlwell White House. N. J. 

'87, Franklin Ambler Pattison Metuchin, N. J. 

'87, Thurston Walker Challen New Brunswick, N. J. 

'87, Frank J. Sagendorph Hudson, N. Y. 

''87, Asa Wynkoop Cattskill, N. Y. 


'86, John Stanley Lyon New York City. 

'87, Robert William Blake. . Jersey City, N. J. 

'87, William Francis Campbell Brooklyn, N. Y. 

'87. Harry Wallace Haskell Brooklyn, N. Y. 

'87, Isaac Lyon Brooklyn, N. Y. 

'87, Alexander Byram McKelvey Jersey City, N. J. 

'87, Harry Kaiser Munroe Jersey City, N. J. 

'87, Harry Everett Schell New York City. 


'87, Owen Cassidy Havana, N. Y. 

'87, William Henry Cossum Poughkeepsie, N. Y. 

'87, Edward Marsnall Jeflfers Mecklenburg, N. Y. 

'87, William Franklin Langworthy . . . West Edmeston, N. Y. 

'87, William Frederic Rowe Wappinger's Falls, N. Y. 

'87, Frederick Leslie Sanborn Claremont, N. H. 



'84, George Bulkeley Wakeman Mood us, Conn. 

'87, Walter Cochrane Bronson Andover, Mass. 

*S7, George Everett Candee Poughkeepsie, N. Y. 

'87, William Walter Wakeman % Moodus Conn. 

'87, Augustus Daniel Wheeler Midvale, N. J. 

'87, Charles Lincoln White Marlboro*, Mass. 

'87. Beniah Longley Whitman Winchester, Mass. 


'86, Frank William Shepard Medina, Ohio. 

*86, Frederick Sloan Worcester, Mass. 

'87, Frederick Whitmore Hebard Woodville, N. Y. 

'$7, Charles William Horr, Jr Wellington, Ohio. 

'87, Frank Thurber Howard Ithaca, N. Y. 

'87, James Earl Russell Hamden, N. Y. 

'87, Edward Leroy Smith Binghamton, N. Y. 

'87. Albert Rollin Warner Wellington, Ohio. 



'84. Charles Gates Dawes Marietta, Ohio. 

'85, Charles Lawrence Mills Marietta, Ohio. 

'86, Rufus Cutler Dawes Marietta, Ohio. 

'87, Fred. Elmer Comer Comerville, Ohio. 

'87, Albert Ernest Coulter Marietta, Ohio. 

'87, Edward Bell Haskell Harmar, Ohio. 


'84, Herbert W. Swartz. 

'86, Milton Newberry Frflntz Morristown, Pa. 

'87, John Sidney Bovingdon Towanda, Pa. 

'87, Walter Samuel Eaton Kent, N. Y. 

•87, Charles Lincoln Hall Clifton Park, N. Y. 

'87, Charles Xerxes Hutchinson Le Raysville, Pa. 

'87, George Washington Kennedy Bolton, N. Y. 

'87, Josiah Hollister Lynch Norwich, N. Y. 

'87, Emmons Harvey Sanford Oneonta, N. Y. 

'87, Judson L. Transue Belldna, N. Y. 



'84, Albert Cushman Stanard Champaiign, 

*86, George Christoph Schemm Saginaw, sMich. 

'87, Clarence Byrnes Ann Arbor, Mich. 

'87, William F. Hathaway Lebanon, Ohio. 

'87, Joseph M. Kramer La Porte, Ind. 

'87, John C. Richter La Porte, Ind. 


'87, Hugh Atchison Princeton, lU. 

'87, Columbus Bradford Licking, Mo. 

•87, H. A. Harding Sandy Creek, N. Y. 

'87, Benton Middlekauf Torreston, 111. 


'84, Edward Mumford Winston Forreston, III 

'85, Charles Mather Harrington Orangeport, N. Y. 

'85, Joseph Adna Hill. Temple, N. H. 

'85, W. C. Smith Cambridge, Mass. 

*86, George Marston Weed Newton, Mass. 

'87, Alonzo Rogers Weed Newton, Mass. 


Delta U psilon Quarterly, 

Editor-in-Chief, ROSSITER JOHNSON, 

Rochester, '63. 

Henry Randall Waite, 

Hamilton, '68. 

John D. Blake, 

New York, '84. 

Alexander D. Noyes, 

Amherst, '83. 

Frederick M. Crossett, 

New York, »84. 






Western Reserve, 





New York, 









Orlando C. Bi dwell, 
William C. Mills. Jr., 
William T. Ormiston, 
Edward Simons, 
Frederick W. Ashley, 
John C. Keith, 
George F. Holt, 
WiLBERT N. Severance, 
George Davis, 
George A. Minasian, 
Samuel C. Johnston, 
Frank M. Bronson, 
Delbert H. Decker, 
Charles L. Mills, 
Horace A. Crane, 
Nathan D. Corbin, 
Robert I. Fleming, 
John H. Huddleston, 

Williamstown, Mass. 

Schenectady, N. Y. 

Box 461, Clinton, N. Y. 

Amherst, Mass. 

Box 358, E. Cleveland, Ohio. 

Waterville, Me. 

73 Court St., Rochester, N. Y. 

Middlebury, Vt. 

Box 323, New Brunswick, N. J. 

842 Broadway. New York City. 

Box 662, Hamilton, N. Y. 

Providence. R. I. 

Box 158, Ithaca, N. Y. 

Marietta, Ohio. 

9 Marshall St., Syracuse, N. Y. 

Box 1289, Ann Arbor, Mich. 

Evanston, 111. 

53 Weld, Cambridge, Mass. 

Vol. II. 

APRIL, 1884. 

No. a. 


recollections of AN ALUMNUS. 

I HAVE been asked, dear brothers, to call to mind and record 
on the pages of the Quarterly the fraternity experiences of a 
sub-Freshman. And surely no personage could be more worthy of 
such celebration ; for of all magnificent and glorious objects on 
this planet, the sub-Freshman is most magnificent and most 
glorious. He is fresh from his school, where he has been the en- 
vied cynosure of all eyes ; he has in his carpet bag the oration 
with which, at the Annual Exhibition, he brought down the plaud- 
its of the house and called forth the unqualified praise of the Presi- 


dent of the Board of Trustees ; and above all, he has not yet 
entered that Valley of Humiliation known as Freshman year. Not 
even on the day, when in all the dignity of a dress suit and white 
cravat, he stands on the platform to hear those imposing words, 
^^ Fro auctoritate mihi commissa^ etc., — the rest has already escaped 
me — not even then, I say, is he half so self-complacent or con- 
scious of his dignity as when he stands on the threshold of a col- 
lege course and glances condescendingly in. 

Such, to be perfectly frank, was my frame of mind, as I bade a 
dignified adieu to my elder brother and took my seat on the college- 
bound train. The first act of the sub-Freshman, as everybody 
knows, is to look about and see whether he can identify any other 
members of his tribe. In this case the effort was not rewarded with 
success. Several old gentlemen of various shades of gentility were 
distributed through the car. These might be college professors, but 
there was no way to make sure of it. In the old ladies, of course, 
I could have no possible interest. A pretty girl sat opposite, and 
glanced inquiringly at my heap of text books. At another time her 
bright eyes might have raised a flutter in my heart; but weightier 
themes now held sway. Two or three lads of my own age occupied 
more of my attention ; but there did not appear to be any char- 
acteristic mark about them. This fruitless search completed, I 
settled back in the seat, and selected a text-book, in view of the 
examinations of the morrow. The book, if I remember rightly, was 
Baird's Classical Manual — a work admirably calculated to spread 
bewilderment and confusion through a mind especially anxious to 
get a clear and distinct idea of the subject. I had just reached 
that interesting passage which begins, " The cities of Bithynia 
are : " — when, looking up for a moment, I observed a dark-haired 
young fellow reach under the seat, draw forth a small, dingy book, 
and assume an expression of perplexity and distress, meantime re- 
peating something mechanically with his lips. The book I in- 
stantly recognized as Baird's Classical Manual. This was identi- 
fication positive. I took the seat beside the dark-haired student, 
and timidly inquired if he were going to enter the Freshman class 
at my college. Yes, he did hope to. He said he expected ta 
receive three conditions on his examinations: ramely, on algebra, 
the metric system, and ancient geography. From that the conver- 
sation grew personal. Mutual confidences were exchanged, until 


Baird's Classical Manual was forgotten and the train rapidly ap- 
proaching our destination. 

Ten miles away from the college town was a village called 
Parker, where the main railroad crossed the little branch that 
passed by our future Alma Mater. Here we were to change cars, 
and as the branch road made a point of never connecting with 
the main line, an excellent opportunity was offered for studying 
the topography and architecture of the town. The view was 
dreary enough. Monotonous ridges of heavily wooded hills 
surrounded on every side the basin in which lay the village. A 
shallow and muddy stream ran through the centre of the town, 
crossed at intervals by rickety foot bridges. Across the road from 
the railway station was a row of two-story frame houses. One of 
these appeared to be a hotel, and on its porch were lounging two 
or three lazy countrymen. The other buildings were a grocery 
store and a dingy dwelling-house, from the upper window of which 
peered a couple of slovenly sewing-girls. My dark-haired com- 
panion and I stood alone on the station platform as the train rat- 
tled away, startling the drowsy town by the shriek of its whistle. 
Suddenly an element of life intruded itself upon the peaceful scene. 
Four or five stylishly- dressed young men hurried out from the door 
of the hotel, wiping their lips, suggestively of a hastily finished din- 
ner. Before we could scan them closely, they had crossed the road 
and pounced upon us. " How are you ? " inquired the foremost of 
the group, with an engaging smile. I modestly answered that I 
was quite well, wondering, meanwhile, what there was in my ap- 
pearance that had so attracted this gentlemanly stranger. " Going 
up to the college, I suppose," remarked number two, a pale fellow 
with eye- glasses, smiling over the shoulder of number one. ** Yes, 
sir," I responded, glancing at my companion, who had been dragged 
to one side by numbers three and four. Number one ominously 
drew out a note-book. ** We should like to see you to-night," he 
said, impressively, " at our house on the comer of Main and Faculty 
streets." ** That will keep you an hour," interposed number two, 
** at nine o'clock we should be glad to see you at our house." 
*' Come around to us at eight to-morrow evening," said number five, 
who haSjust arrived, out of breath ; " I'll put it down in my note- 
book, and we'll send a man up for you." No one who has not 
passed through this experience can have any idea of its startling 


effect. I had heard of college hazing ; could it be that hazing was 
practiced so early and so systematically ? Or perhaps they were 
only gulling me. That was it, beyond doubt. They thought I was 
green. Green ! Dignity was in arms in a moment. Nothing will 
so quickly give offense to a green sub-Freshman as the suspicion 
that some one else considers him green. " No, gentlemen," I an- 
swered, courteously but firmly ; " I shall be busy with my studies 
to-night and to-morrow night." Numbers one, two, and five, gave a 
simultaneous chuckle. ** Nonsense," said number one ; " it 's a 
man^s first duty to see the societies. Come over and get some- 
thing to eat." Somewhat reassured by the mention of the societies, 
I followed him into the restaurant of the railway depot, where a 
hard-faced young woman was lying in wait for us behind the re- 
freshment counter. At our direction, she removed from over the 
stale doughnuts and shrunken pie the dingy wire nettings, and we all 
joined in the feast. 

From the moment when, half an hour later, the college train 
crawled into the depot at our destination, to that in which I breath- 
lessly passed the threshold of a cottage and greeted the reverend ex- 
minister to whose care I had been confided, all is a terrible blank. 
I have a confused recollection of one man with a star and crescent 
pin who ran off with my travelling bag, another with a white scroll 
on his pin, who took away my baggage checks, and two others with 
miscellaneous insignia who seized my anns and hustled me off up 
town. Small breathing space was given after this ordeal. My 
trunk and travelling-bag, much to my relief, were soon deposited 
at the door. Supper was announced, but my reverend protector 
had scarcely completed his blessing when a dapper young fellow 
was ushered in, and inquired if I was ready to go up to the societ}' 
house. At the conclusion of a hasty meal the good old man took 
me to one side and cautioned me not to forsake my principles and 
consent to join these organizations. On the morrow, he said, he 
would introduce me to the secretary of the college temperance as- 
sociation and the president of the Society for Religious Inquiry. 
He then committed me to the dapper young man, and I was led un- 
resistingly forth. Crossing the threshold of a gaily-illuminated 
building, we entered the parlor, where a lively scene was set before 
us. At one end of the room a perspiring youth was banging away 
at a piano, while the group gathered about him were roaring out 


the strains of*' Landlord, fill the flowing bowl ! " Two of the mem- 
bers of this circle looked so excessively sheepish and out of plr.ce 
that I knew them at once for sub-Freshmen. One stupid-looking 
fellow sat in an arm-chair, while three college men made desperate 
efforts to amuse him. Three stray members, who had been attack- 
ing the fruit on the table, hastened over to us, and my conductor 
formally introduced me. The liveliest of conversation followed. 
In quick succession were introduced the topics of college life, rail- 
way trains, young ladies, professors, entrance examinations, and 
secret societies. By the time we had reached the pith of the last- 
mentioned topic, a tall funereal-looking stranger showed himself at 
the door and asked after me. There was a moment of whispered 
consultation, and then one of my entertainers said, " We shall see 
you here again on Thursday evening at eight; " and yielded me up 
to the newcomer. My new guide conversed dismally in monosyl- 
lables as he led me across the street and down to a brick block, on 
the second floor of which we entered upon another scene of hilarity. 
Number two of Parker Junction spied me at the door and led me 
in to the centre of a chattering group, who discussed between the 
hours of nine and eleven every topic of conversation known to the 
modem mind. At eleven, when I meekly made known my wish to 
go home, I was again consigned to the mournful guide, and brought 
safely back to the door of my venerable protector. 

My tale has spun on so long that it is time it neared its end. 
It is sad to do injustice to the subject, but space will not allow 
me to worthily describe the following day ; and yet every old society 
man knows that the second night is the time when the tried war- 
riors of the upper-classes gird up their loins in earnest, and when the 
sub-Freshman's day of reckoning has come. I did not know what 
it meant, as I sat in their midst the next evening, and heard, in 
fragmentary whispers — ** Is he a good man ? " — " Yes, all right," 
— ** I vote for him," — " Well, go ahead, and give it to him red hot ! ** 
Even when I was led into an upper room, and was confronted 
with the three most powerful talkers of the evening, I did not 
realize my situation. Outsiders have no idea of what it means for 
a raw sub-Freshman to be subjected to the eloquence, persuasion, 
and persistency, of these veteran campaigners. For two hours they 
labored with me, and left me only when I bound myself by that 
mystic rite known as a ** pledge-off," whereby I was not to say 


the word to any other society without once more giving them a 

Well, brothers, my tale is now shortly told. Fate kindly led 
my steps in the right direction. Twenty four hours later, when 
three campaigners with the A T pin upon their breasts opened fire 
upon me, the garrison made unconditional surrender. I then first 
learned the meaning of that warm pressure of the hand ; no secret 
mysterious ** grip," but the genial touch of brotherly affection. I 
felt then for the first time the true sense of those fine old words, 
** brothers engaged in a common cause ; " and I entered then into 
that bond of fraternal fellowship which is never broken. 


This Chapter was founded in the winter of 1837-8, as an in- 
dependent anti-secret organization, with Ovdhv AdrjXoV as the 
motto. Equitable Union as the title, and a monogram of the letters 
Alpha and Omicron as the badge. 

There were at that time several secret and literary societies in 
college. The whole number of students, according to the cata- 
logue, was three hundred and one. The secret societies managed 
the distribution of offices in the classes and in the literary societies, 
the latter being especially prized. The desire to stand on an equal 
footing with them in the first respect, and to combat their influence 
in the second, culminated in the organization of the A £1 society. 
It represented a popular assertion of those rights of which a man 
acting independent of others is sure to be deprived. It formed an 
emphatic protest against that element which renders obnoxious the 
otherwise attractive societies of a college. It was an endeavor to 
make student life better and purer. Respectability and opposition 
to secrecy were its chief requirements. One hundred and three 
men joined during the first year. 

The meetings were held in the large college rooms, in the chapel 
of West College, down in the city, and now used as a public 
school; also in the chapel on the third floor of Dr. Nott's residence 
in South College chapel. These meetings, held weekly, were often 
in the nature of mass meetings, attended by any who wished. A 
paper was occasionally read and questions, discussed. The com- 


parative importance of secret and anti-secret societies was there 
debated by representatives of the two parties, with what result we 
are not informed. 

The secret societies, after some three years resistence, recog- 
nized the right of others to share the college honors ; well sustained 
literary societies, with rooms and libraries at their command, 
afforded all necessary opportunities to the disputations ; and under 
these circumstances the usefulness oiA fl became less apparent 
and it was allowed to fall to pieces. 

During this brief period of its existence, the society issued but 
one publication, the ** Spy Glass," the frontispiece of which shows, 
in a measure, their estimation of the secret societies. It represent- 
ed a man at a window with a spy glass observing some reeling fel- 
lows returning from their resorts in the city, the execution of the 
cut being such that several of the men were readily identified. 

In 1845, a reorganization was found necessary and effected under 
conditions similar to those of which before it was the outgrowth. 
There were, in the fall of 1845, two hundred and forty-nine men in 
college, of whom one hundred and six were seniors, and nineteen 
freshmen, six secret societies with a membership of one hundred 
and twenty-seven, and the A D, society with sixty members. The 
meetings were held as before in the large rooms of the college and 
were of a literary character. 

In 1847 a college catalogue and register of societies was pub- 
lished by the secret societies, in which A D, was omitted. A D, 
therefore published a similar catalogue giving the literary societies. 
A note was appended advising students to join one of the literary 
societies, adding that secret societies were forbidden by the laws of 
the institution. In 1850 an attack was made by ^ >Q in a tract en- 
titled ** Secret Societies in College,'* which was followed by a 
** Review " of the same, by the secret societies, and this in turn by 
a ** Review of the Review." 

This spirit which inspired the society at its foundation and re- 
organization, as well as during a number of years thereafter, is well 
indicated by two clauses of the preamble to the constitution which 
was adopted in 1847. " Believing that secret societies are calcu- 
lated to destroy the harmony of college, to create distinctions not 
founded on merit, and to produce strife and animosity, we feel called 
* upon to exert ourselves to counteract the evil tendency of such as- 


sociation." " We would have no class of our fellow students in- 
vested with factitious advantages, but would place all upon an 
equal footing in running the race of honorable distinction." Not- 
withstanding this antagonistic groundwork, the relations of the so- 
ciety with the secret societies were not unpleasant. Friendships 
grew up between individuals which tended to dissuade them from 
hostilities, except, perhaps, on election days, and even then com- 
binations were occasionally made whereby secret and anti-secret 
men supported the same ticket. A desire to have their own share 
of college distinctions and a readiness to fight, if occasion called 
for it, trusting in the rectitude of their principles, . seem to have 
been the characteristics of the society for some years. 

On July 10, 185 1, a convention met at Givens' Hotel in Sche- 
nectady, when the anti-secret societies of Williams, Union, Amherst, 
Hamilton, Western Reserve, and Middletown Colleges and of Ver- 
mont University revised the articles of confederation, preamble 
and constitution, adopted in 1847 at Troy, reiterating the extracts 
we have quoted. One section of the constitution is worthy of com- 
mendation, though it was not always followed, unless on the as- 
sumption that it had been enforced at the caucus. It is: ** This 
society shall not recognize society divisions, but real merit, in col- 
lege elections." The active opposition gradually become less de- 
monstrative, no publication of which we are aware having been is- 
sued against secret societies since 1850. They were content to 
weaken their opponents by gaining over the best men and making 
themselves respected. 

A key badge, somewhat like the ^ B /iCkey, was adopted about 
1850. In 1856-7 the society secured the first room it ever had ex- 
clusively for society purposes. It was in the upper part of the 
large block at the foot of College Hill, a part of which was occu- 
pied as a residence by the late Dr. Tayler Lewis. In their new 
quarters the society become more exclusive, admitting visitors only 
on invitations, whereas before their meetings were open to any 
wishing to attend. Here the social element was allowed greater 
scope than was before possible. These rooms were retained, we 
think, till the society became extinct, which occurred with the 
graduation of the class of '63. There were in college in 1862-3^ 
eight secret societies with one hundred and seven members, be- 
sides four literary organizations, the whole number of students 


being two hundred and fifty-eight. J T had fourteen members ; 
why it then became extinct we have not yet been able to definitely 

The change from A JOL to ^ T was made in 1861, with 
AUuxia Tno^TfKff as a motto, the badge being similar to the one 
now used. 

A reorganization of the society was effected in 1 869, through the 
agency of Henry R. Waite, of Hamilton '68. The badge was the 
same as at present ; the mottoes were /liKaid Tno^rjKT} and 
Ovdiv 'AdrjXoVy the latter being afterward dropped. There were 
in 1869 nine secret societies with a membership of seventy- three^ 
besides four literary organizations with a membership of one hun- 
dred and forty-five, the whole number of students being one 
hundred and sixty-four. The meetings were at first held in Theo- 
logical Hall, North College ; afterwards, and till some time in 
i^7S> a room in Union Hall was used on Friday evenings. In 1876 
rooms in Quackenbush Street were taken and kept open every even- 
ing ; in 1877 rooms were taken in the building west of the 
Mohawk Bank, where the society remained till the fall of 1879,. 
when it moved to its present location. The Fraternity convention 
met with Union that fall and gratified the Chapter by its unani- 
mous approval of the new quarters. 

There have been occasional ruptures since 1869 in the generally 
friendly relations existing between ^ 2^ and the secret societies. 
Considerable feeling, and even great bitterness, has been exhibited 
at times ; but the lapse of a brief period has usually restored good 

There are now, February, 1884, one hundred and sixty-twa 
students in college, three literary societies with a membership of 
one hundred and ^w^-, seven secret societies with seventy members, 
and A 2^ with fourteen. The society had members in every class 
from 183Q to 1865, inclusive, except the class of '45, the greatest 
number in any one class being fifty-two in the class of '40, while 
the class of '64 was represented by but one man. The total mem- 
bership for this period is four hundred and twenty-nine, or an 
average of about sixteen to each class. The freshman classes 
under Dr. Nott's regime were always much smaller than the senior,, 
sometimes amounting to almost none at all; as, for instance, in 1852 
there were one hundred and eight seniors, and only six freshmen. 
This rule has been reserved under the present management, a class 


graduating but from one third to one half of its members. The 
membership of the society from 1869 to 1884, inclusive, averages 
not quite five to a class, there being seventy-eight in all. There 
have been no publications by the Chapter during this latter period, 
except the Fraternity Constitution and Annual of the forty-fifth 
convention, both published in 1879. 

We have given from the resources at our command a cursory 
sketch of the Union Chapter. We believe that it was called into 
existence to redress real grievances in college life. That it ac- 
complished its purpose to some extent we do not doubt ^ but that, 
at its origin, and for many years thereafter, it committed a great 
€rror, we likewise feel assured. An attack was made on secrecy as 
the great source of evils, to eradicate which was the purpose of this 
society. Herein lay the error. It attributed to a principle that 
which, independent of any principle or set of principles, must exist 
where young men, assembled for educational advancement, separate 
in congenial bodies for secondary purposes. Continual intercourse 
will develop friendships, and friends stand by friends while the 
test is not very strong. The secret societies with their social op- 
portunities threw men more together and with less reserve than 
could be the case in the class-room and on the floor of debate in 
the literary societies, besides being a kind of intangible something 
in which they had a common interest. The result was inevitable. 
The social spirits would be too convivial, where none but friendly 
eyes kept watch over them. The ambitious saw an opportunity to 
profit by their organization in the race for honors at the hands of 
their classmates and embraced it. The disunited, unorganized, 
non-society men were necessarily at a disadvantage, and this dis- 
advantage was attributed by them to the element of secrecy in so- 
cieties. Offspring were ascribed to secrecy of which it was not the 
parent. All things pertaining to secret societies were, in their 
eyes, fatally tainted. They would banish secrecy and with it all 
that was beneficial in the secret societies. 

The right way, in our opinion, would have been to have offered 
a substitute which, without the element of secrecy, retained what 
was good. Those who are socially inclined, whose nature is such 
that they must have friends with whom they may be intimate and 
unreserved, and who would like an assurance that their friendship 
is to be of some duration, could then lose nothing by declaring 
themselves against secrecy. Most young men care nothing for se- 


CTCcy or anti-secrecy in the abstract ; it is the other things, of 
which they feel the need, together, perhaps, with a boyish wish to 
know what the secrets are, that induces them to join the secret so- 
<:ieties. A man more matured than the average undergraduate 
may have settled the question to his own satisfaction ; he may re- 
ject secrecy and everything connected with it ; or he may decide 
to endure it in consideration of other advantages ; or he may 
believe that these advantages may be secured without secrecy. 

The originators of A D, and its subsequent leaders held the 
first position for many years. About 1856-7, the last position 
began to be taken. It is the position ^ T holds to-day, what is 
popularly called non secrecy. It is, we believe, the correct one. 
A man may be anti-secret in principle without abusing those hold- 
ing opposite principles. Occasions may of course arise when anti 
means fight. It is then that sound judgment and adherence to 
the motto, ^iKaiaTrcoBrfKfj, will bring Delta U. through tri- 


These castaways some billow rolled 

Along its sands, when up the rocks 
The young sun clambered, flushed and bold. 

Or when the moon led down her flocks, — 

Lone shepherdess with yellow locks. 

O fairy citadels of stone, 

Upon whose darkly-winding stair. 
Like an uneasy ghost, a moan 

Goes up and down and everywhere. 

Have ye no legends dim and rare ^ 

Where, in the greenish dark, with cold 
And stony faces, drowned men pass 

Amid a shipwreck's silk and gold, 
And women made for beauty's glass 
Float in their shrouds of tangled grass. 

They lay, with spoils of swirl and swell, 

Until the heart that rocks a fleet 
And turns the spiral of a shell, 

Cloven by some melodious beat, 

Squandered their beauty at my feet. 

Richard E. Day, Syracuse, '77. 

In Lippincotfs Magazine, 



Our friends will perhaps be surprised to see the second number 
of the Quarterly follow so quickly on the heels of the first 
Many causes, which we are sure would make satisfactory explan- 
ation for themselves, combined to delay our first number for more 
than two months after the date fixed by the Convention. While 
we know that the brothers will overlook this unavoidable delay, we 
nevertheless feel that the best apology we can make is to publish 
the April number at the designated time. And let us add, we 
hope that this present occasion will be the last when we shall be 
forced to intrude the personality of the Quarterly board upon 
the consideration of our readers. 

The article which we publish in this issue on the rise of Delta 
Upsilon at Union College, is an excellent illustration of the change 
in relations between our own Fraternity and the secret orders. 
The abuses of secrecy in its early days called for an organization 
to war upon them, and the Anti-Secret Society answered the call. 
Hostility in principle rarely involved personal enmity. Delta 
U. was a teacher as well as an antagonist, and the advancing 
years showed the result of her work. In Union, when secrecy had 
so far vanished that warfare seemed no longer necessary, the old 
Ovdev 'AdrjXov passed away. But her work was not to die» 
There was still a call for an organization whose life should show 
that even the shattered wreck of secrecy was folly. In answer to 
this call arose the non-secret order of Delta Upsilon, standing on 
the exact ground of the old Fraternity, but recognizing that a new 
position was necessary in relation to secrecy. The principle on 
which she is founded has always been the same. Few organiza- 
tions have had a history more consistent in its recognition of the 
developments of time than the old chapters of Delta Upsilon. 

What are our New York brothers doing about the semi-cen- 
tennial ? The Marietta Convention, with that serene trust in others 
which is so dangerous a characteristic of fraternity conventions, 
left the entire matter, without discussion or instruction, in the hands 
of the New York Chapter. Why do we not hear from the brothers ? 


The Fraternity has taken a decided step in fixing upon New York 
for the semi-centennial. Such an enterprise in New York is either a 
great success or a great failure. The Alpha Delta Phi semi-centen- 
nial in New York in 1882 was a marked success ; and it should be 
borne in mind that in addition to the other disadvantages against 
which we must struggle, we shall have to undergo comparison with 
that. Brothers, let us wake up on this matter. Let arrangements 
be made at once for a joint committee from the New York Alumni 
Chapter. With the aid of an able and enthusiastic committee from 
that body, the brothers in charge of the work can hope for com- 
plete success. Let the committees take hold of the matter in 
earnest, prepare a programme worthy of the occasion, and make 
their arrangements at once ; not waiting until the fall, when our 
prominent alumni will have made other disposition of their time. 
One word to the two New York chapters. In appointing com- 
mittees, do not let the name of a single sluggard or half-hearted 
member be found upon them. Busy and energetic workers are too 
imperatively needed, to have their labors hampered by the drones 
of the hive. 

There was no more important action taken by the last conven- 
tion than that referring to the Executive Council. The resolutions 
which were then adopted, and which were published in the last num- 
ber of the Quarterly, will meet many difficulties against which 
the Fraternity has been contending for many past years. Such 
action a year ago would have saved the Quinquennial Catalogue 
committee much of its labors. The brothers perhaps do not know 
that this enterprise was sustained, at one time, only by the financial 
aid of the three chapters represented on the committee. It may 
be well at this time to call attention to a few characteristic features 
of these resolutions. First, they demand an Executive Council 
which can be readily called together on a summons from the sec- 
retary. This at once shows the disadvantage of a council distrib- 
uted all over New York State, as has often in previous years been 
the case. The members should if possible all be residents in or 
near New Yorl^City, the location of the Central Office. The Fra- 
ternity is fortunate this year in having at all events a majority of 
the Council thus situated. Second, the resolutions call for prompt 
action by the secretary of the Council and the treasurer of the 


Fraternity. The two months of time which are allotted for all the 
necessary machinery of approval by the council, submission to the 
chapter treasurers, and ratification by the chapters, with the possi- 
bility of objection on the part of some, is not long enough to admit 
of idleness on the part of the officials through whose hands the 
petitions must pass. Third, immediate action by the chapters upon 
all approved {petitions is im[>eratively necessary. It will not answer 
to pigeon-hole an important request in the secretary's desk, and 
forget about it for three or four weeks. The time allowed for the 
work gives ample opportunity for the presentation of a [>etition at 
one meeting, discussion and decision at the next, and a speedy an- 
swer to the Fraternity treasurer; so that in case the chapter objects 
to the levy, its decision may be in the treasurer s hands three weeks 
before the appointed date. This will give time for the treasurer to 
compare all the chapter replies, and if a majority approve the ap- 
propriation, it will give him opportunity to notify the objecting 
chapters that they are overruled, and this will then enable them to 
collect and return their share of the levy before the appointed date. 
Last, and perhaps the most important consideration of all, the Exec- 
utive Council resolutions make necessary a ready financial response 
from the chapters. The credit system which is often practiced in 
the chapters, and which may do well enough in a college town, will 
not suffice for large fraternity enterprises, such as would ordinarily 
come before the Council under the new rules. The specified tax 
must be collected at once, and if the individual members are at the 
time unable to pay their share, the deficiency must be made up 
from the chapter treasury, and debited to the delinquent member. 

These suggestions are not mere platitudes, discussing what 
would be well under Utopian circumstances ; they are absolute 
and indispensable necessities. As yet the new regulations have not 
been called into operation ; nevertheless, a test of their efficiency 
may come at any moment. Before long, the semi-centennial cele- 
bration will call for the financial aid of the brothers. The best of 
machinery is useless without a hand to set it in motion and many 
hands to direct and apply it. So with this new machinery of fra- 
ternity work. Of itself it is valueless ; used and guided by faithful 
and ready hands, it will prove an indispensable aid to the efficiency 
of our Fraternity. 


All things considered, the general condition of the Fraternity 
at the present time is satisfactory, and that our present condition is 
due to wise and efficient management no one can doubt. Lately 
the alumni have taken a more active interest and have shown their 
hearty sympathy in the Fraternity, by establishing numerous grad- 
uate chapters and contributing freely for all enterprises. During 
the past year two of the chapters have acquired houses of their 
own, and several others, through the efforts of their alumni, have 
started building funds which have already reached considerable 
proportions. Many of the chapters have refurnished their old 
halls, or moved into new and more attractive quarters. Our rela- 
tions with the secret societies are pleasant, and nothing but a spirit 
of friendly rivalry exists. The chapters are composed of strong 
enthusiastic delegations which are well distributed through the 
classes, no chapter having a roll of less than ten members ; and the 
Freshman delegations in all of the eighteen chapters are excellent. 
A warm fraternal feeling prevails between the chapters, and they 
are all looking forward expectantly to this fall, when those principles 
which were first exemplified fifty years ago in Williams College, 
will receive a public recognition worthy of their half-century of 



Dear Brothers : — The Delta Upsilon camp last summer, de- 
spite the small attendance, was so huge a success that I feel it my 
brotherly duty to recall it again this year to the minds of the mem- 
bers of our fraternity. 

The camp, last year, was situated at Barker's Point, Lake 
George, opposite Bolton, and about a mile from it, commanding a 
view which our numerous visitors unanimously pronounced to be 
second to none on the Lake, an opinion heartily indorsed by our- 

Our dock was soon built, the boats moored, our tents in order, 
and then we had plenty of time to get acquainted and find out what 
kind of fellows we were. Amherst had sent three members, New 


York two, and a like number came from Cornell. The boys soon 
became popular with all the guests of the surrounding hotels (of 
which there were only nine), and for over a fortnight one round of 
pleasure succeeded the other. Fishing, shooting, bathing, rowing, 
and visiting occupied our time during the day, and at night, when 
we were not receiving visitors ourselves, either a dance or a card 
party would lure us to one or the other of the hotels. Our boys 
took part in everything that was going on at Bolton, from a ball 
down to a minstrel show, not to mention innumerable excursions of 
all kinds; and certain it is at the end of that fortnight we felt as if 
we had known each other for years. 

Visits were received from members of the Rutgers, Madison and 
Brown Chapters, which were greatly enjoyed by all of us; especially 
that of the member from Madison, who brought with him two 
pretty and enthusiastic young ladies who displayed their loyalty by 
wearing our badge and colors, and who were consequently the re- 
cipients of marked attention on our part. 

How often have I recalled with pleasure those moments, when, 
^ter a meal, in which our major domo had displayed his skill in the 
culinary art, we lay stretched out on the grass or on the benches we 
had constructed, and smoked, sang and chatted, while ever and 
anon a boat glided by filled with happy faces which nodded recog- 
nition as they passed; or, when having spent the morning or after- 
noon in various pleasures we returned for our meals. What a feel- 
ing of good fellowship existed! How we teazed and bantered one 
another! It is indeed a privilege for any man to belong to a fra- 
ternity, and especially to one like ours, but I count by no means as 
the least of its privileges the opportunity of enjoying the pleasures 
of a fraternity camp. The expense is so disproportionate to the 
amount of enjoyment one derives that any member could incur it 
and feel himself at the end of the season more than repaid. 

And so I would say, to any one of our members whose where- 
abouts this summer is not already settled for him, let him con- 
sider the matter well before giving up the idea of becoming a 
member of the Delta Upsilon Camping Association for the year 
Eighteen eighty-four. 


Otto M. Eidlitz, Cornell, '8i. 



Dear Brothers in Delta U. : — In accordance with the re- 

cjuest of the Quarterly, I will descnbe some of the features of 

the coming Quinquennial Catalogue. There are three principal 

points in which we hope that the Quinquennial will be a great bene- 

"fit to the members of the Fraternity. 

1. The Quinquennial will contain, besides the history of the 
separate chapters, a large amount of information upon the history 
of the Fraternity. There will be a history of the development of 
the Constitution, a list of all the officers and delegates of the dif- 
ferent conventions so far as it has been possible to find any record 
of them, and there will be an account of the principal things 
done at those early conventions, whose records have never been 
published by the Fraternity. There will also be a list of the differ- 
ent alumni associations and their officers. 

2. The Quinquennial will contain, besides the.ordinary alphabet* 
ical index, what is called a geographical index ; that is, all the 
members of the Fraternity will be arranged according to and under 
the places of their residence. The States will be arranged alpha* 
betically, and under each State the cities and towns where any 
member oi ^ T resides. This will be of great service to a member 
whenever he is in a strange city, or for any reason wishes to know 
all the members of ^ 2^ who are in or near a certain city. Had 
the Quinquennial been ready last February, instead of the seventy- 
five members who attended the dinner of the New England 
Alumni Club at Boston, there might have been present twice that 

3. The Quinquennial will also be of great value to the under- 
graduate members, especially setting forth in its proper light the 
past achievements of ^ T, It will show all the principal honors 
and prizes that have been taken by the members of each chapter. 
Great care has been taken to make the biographical information 
given in connection with each name complete and accurate. The 
neglect with which heretofore those matters have been treated, has 
made the work of ascertaining the addresses of a large majority 
of the earlier alumni extremely difficult. The associate editors 
have shown extraordinary energy in the work, and on the whole 
satisfactory progress has been made. But before the book is pub- 



lished I hope that an unusual effort will be made to make each 
chapter list as full and accurate as possible. If any person's resi- 
dence is discovered too late for insertion in its proper place in the 
body of the book, it will be put in an appendix. So let every one 
who can help, work as hard as he can, even till the book is pub- 
lished. The Quinquennial is to appear before the next Convention; 
I hope, by the first of October. The size of the page is about six 
inches by nine, on thick paper, and the book will be handsomely 
bound with a Delta U. design on the cover. There will be about 
seven hundred pages, and a thousand copies will be issued. The 
price of the book will not exceed three dollars, and the prospect is 
that the book will be little or no expense to the chapters or Frater- 
nity as a whole. The account and description given above is far 
from complete, but will serve to give a general conception of the 
nature of the book. I trust it will lead many to help in the work 
and to send me a promise to buy the Quinquennial, 

Yours in A T, 
William Sheafe Chase, Editor-in-Chiefs 

Lawrence Hall, 
Cambridge, Mass. 


Dear Brothers : — Now that we have entered upon the second 
quarter of our semi-centennial year, is it not high time to get prac- 
tically at work to make next fall's convention what it should be — 
a celebration worthy of our fraternity ? I do not write to com- 
plain of inactivity on the part of the committee in charge, but 
merely to awaken, if possible, general interest in the success of this, 
the great event in Delta U.'s history. Much will be expected of 
us, partly because of our acknowledged place among the leading 
Greek-letter fraternities, but more especially on account of our 
unique position as the representative non-secret society ; and it 
might be added, because of the distinctive literary character of our 
chapters. These are considerations which appeal not only to col- 
lege and fraternity men, but also, when properly presented, to the 
general public. Mr. Baird has kindly borne testimony on behalf 
of other fraternities to the final triumph and popularity of the prin- 


ciplc of non-secrecy ; it is for us to afford the public the appropriate 
occasion to ratify it. Delta Upsilon has an unusual claim to public 
gratitude. Fifty years ago secrecy in college associations was a 
recognized fact ; odious to the public, the bane of the authorities, 
the source of immeasurable evil. Through the half-century's op- 
position and influence of Delta Upsilon that formidable fact has 
l>een converted into an innocent farce. The warfare that still con • 
tinues is merely Quixotic, and happily is confined to a chivalrous 
few amongst us, who do not realize that the antics of the " secret" 
societies of to-day are but the harmless challenge of the wind-mill. 

The coming convention then will represent something more than 
the fiftieth anniversary of our organization. It will be a public 
rejoicing at the elimination from college life of the unwholesome 
fact of real secrecy ; and the public recognition, if our programme 
render it possible, of Delta Upsilon as its victorious adversary. It 
will be Non-secrecy Day. Our principal meeting should be a public 
event. We are abundantly able to make it such. The brilliant 
success of Alpha Delta Phi's convention here two years ago, puts 
mediocrity for Delta Upsilon out of the question. 

We must have our very best men to participate. We should 
have the best hall, the best music, and the best entertainment that 
the city affords. Success in this will give a decided impetus to 
the growth of old chapters, and the organization of desirable new 
ones ; failure may mean discouragement and blighted prospects to 

The committee doubtless realize the great responsibility resting 
upon them, but their most ambitious plans and most vigorous ef- 
forts can be but partially successful without the hearty interest and 
co-operation of members throughout the Fraternity. And this co- 
operation should be practical. New York is an expensive place to 
hold a convention. Much money will be required, and members 
should be prepared to contribute liberally. The convention, too, 
must be large to make any impression here ; as many as possible, 
therefore, besides the delegates, should plan to make this the occa 
sion of a visit to the Metropolis. 

The fact that this is the presidential year is not calculated to 
draw public interest toward the semi-centennial convention of a 
Greek-letter fraternity, however prominent, but should prove an 


additional incentive to early and earnest activity on the part of its 
members. ** This world belongs to the energetic." 


A. B. Havens, Rutgers, '82* 


Amherst College, Amherst, Mass. 

Dear Brothers : — It may perhaps be of interest to know what 
we at Amherst have done, are doing, and intend to do ; also, what 
we have to contend against. 

After a vigorous and somewhat peculiar campaign, we opened 
the year with a delegation exceptionally fine in that they were rep- 
resentative of all the different qualities for which we seek. Our 
work was begun in earnest, and kept up to a fair standard, although 
at some times not what we could have wished for. Rhetorical work 
has received special attention, and, as it seems to us, with flatter- 
ing results, shown by our numerous representatives in prize debates 
and our numbers on the ** fifteens." 

The attendance at our literary meetings has been fair ; in fact,, 
quite good, considering that special interest has not been aroused, 
as usual, by variations from our solid literary work this past winter. 
Our work outside of the society, in college, is up to our average, 
and the end of the year will not find us behind any of our rivals 
in the number of prizes taken. 

This leads us to remark upon the character of our opponents 
here at Amherst. It is generally conceded that most of the socie- 
ties here represent some of the strongest chapters in their re- 
spective fraternities. They are six in number, viz. \ X W^ B Q 11^ 
X *, W T, A A ^^ and A K E, all of whom are comfortably sit- 
uated in houses of their own, excepting the A K E's, who have pur- 
chased an old house which they intend to fix over, and X <P's, who 
own a building lot finely situated. 

The situation of our own fine chapter-house differs from the 
others, excepting A K E*s, in that while they are all clumped to- 
gether in the center of the village, ours is quite near to the col- 
lege, but more distant from the business centre. This seemed de- 


sirable to us, when purchasing, for many reasons. The best of 
good feeling exists among the different chapters, and notwith- 
standing their strength, we do not feel that we have anything to 
fear from them. 

As regards the subject of society extension, the Amherst Chap- 
ter is somewhat conservative, although believing that chapters 
should be established in some of the places now under discussion. 
We also think that much good is to be derived from a more fre- 
quent correspondence between the corresponding secretaries of the 
different chapters. 

Considerable enthusiasm has thus early been aroused here in 
regard to the Delta U. camp on Lake George, and we hope it may 
be so all along the line. At any rate, a large representation from 
Amherst can be relied upon for next summer. 

The first number of the Quarterly was received with ap- 
proval, and all were unanimous in thinking that it had now started 
on the right basis, and is sure to prosper. 

Delta U. at Amherst is always glad to welcome her friends and 
visitors from other chapters. 

Edward Simons, Amherst. 

Western Reserve University, East Cleveland, O. 

Dear Brothers : — Western Reserve Chapter can report 
nothing but prosperity. We have met with no reverses, and to- 
day we may fairly say that Delta U. leads in numbers, honors, 
and scholarship. Our alumni have responded generously to our 
call for help in establishing ourselves in Cleveland ; and, thanks to 
them and to some of our active members, we have a fine hall and 
fine furniture. We have been at peace with all our neighbors and 
there has been harmony and the best of fellowship in our midst. 
The bitter quarrels which agitated * 84 in her Freshman days have 
all died out, and the hostile alliance of all the other fraternities with 
a few neutrals, after yielding to the inevitable and acknowledging 
the supremacy of Delta U., has ceased to be. 

At this time Delta U. is supporting both literary societies of the 
college. We have no literary exercises of our own, believing that 
we can obtain much better results from faithful work in the miscel- 
laneous organizations. Every A T in college is an active member 


of one or the other of the two societies, while A A 9 sends only 3 
men, BQU none, and AKE nominally 9, but in reality 6 or 7. The 
sixteen A T's do the real work, as is shown by the fact that of the 
72 officers elected at the four society elections during the year, 
A T received 35, including 5 of the 8 presidents, while A A 4^ re- 
ceived 2yAKE 10^ AT A 9, neutrals 11, and the few B IPs, who 
have since dropped out, 5. 

Four of our five Sophomores and Freshmen were appointed by 
the faculty as prize speakers, which is 280 per cent, of what our 
numbers would entitle us to. In the Senior Class we shall take all 
of the honors at Commencement. 

A K E has been prosperous, although three of her men have 
left college since September. She has the Senior base ball director^ 
Greek orator in the Junior Class, 3 prize speakers and 9 of the 35 
class officers. 

A A i^ is in good condition, though she does not retain her old 
place in scholarship. She has six of the class officers^ including 
Senior President, one prize speaker and Freshman base ball direc- 
tor. B ©iJdoes not seem to flourish. She has eight men. The 
Editorship-in-Chief of the Resefve^ which is held by the fra- 
ternities in rotation, fell this year to her. She has three class 

Delta Tau Delta, which was established here in 1882, is dying. 
There are now but three members, all Sophomores. 

The Chi Psi Chapter, which the Quarterly in its " Greek Let- 
ter Gossip " announces as established here, cannot possibly live ; 
for the field is already crowded, and there are but four men in the 
chapter as far as we can discover, — one Senior, two Sophomores 
and one Freshman. There is no room for the chapter and no need 
of it. The neutral men are well treated here, although they are in 
a very small minority. This year they secured 11 of the 72 society 
offices, 8 class offices, two prize speakers, and one editor of the 
** Reserve." Theta Chapter of the Delta Gamma Fraternity was 
established here in December with six charter members. 

The 45 th convention of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity will be 
held here in August. The following will indicate our standing in 
the matter of college honors. For class offices, we have in ' 84 
Historian and Poet, in ' 85 President and Poet, in * Zd Historian and 
Captain, and in * 87 the President. We have a director in the Ath- 


letic Association, one in the Base Ball Association, and one man on 
the University nine. In * 84 Delta U. takes all three Commence^ 
ment honors, and for the third place two Delta U.'s are equally 
matched. The Freshman prize for best entrance examination was 
awarded to a member of our society. 

Fred. W. Ashley, Western Reserve. 


W. A. Moore, Union, '84, has been elected class orator. 

J. R. Lynch, Rochester, '85, is local editor of the Rochester 

F. T. Ranney, Williams, '84, is editor-in-chief of the Williams 

M. C. Allen, Madison, '81, is taking a special course in 
chemistry at Union. 

E- S. Tipple, '84, is editor-in-chief of the University Herald of 
Syracuse University. 

Delta U. has two class presidents, two class poets, and two class 
historians at Marietta. 

In the last field day at Union, F. S. Randall, 'Zd^ took the first 
prize in the half mile run. 

W. F. Atchison, Northwestern, '84, has been re-elected editor- 
in-chief of the Northwestern. 

G. R. Nutter and E. F. Wild, Harvard, '85, are on the board of 
editors of the Harvard Advocate* 

Harry W. Hawley, Michigan, '84, is corresponding secretary of 
the Students* Lecture Association. 

W. B. Chamberlain, Michigan, '84, is managing editor of the 
Argonauty the leading college paper. 

Warren A. Clapp is captain, and F. D. H. Cobb, pitcher of the 
Madison Sophomore base-ball nine. 



Geo. F. Holt, '85, represents the Rochester Chapter on the 
Jnterpres, the annual Junior publication. 

Delta U. has two class presidents at Northwestern ; E. E. Mc- 
Dermott of '85, and R. J. Fleming of *86. 

The Cornell Chapter has had a group-picture taken, and they 
would like to exchange with the other chapters. 

E. M. Bassett will give the Ivy Oration, and R. T. French, Jr., 
the Grove Oration, on '84's class day at Amherst. 

William A. Wilson and Fred. B. Price have been appointed 
speakers for the Sophomore rehearsal at Syracuse. 

A. G. Webster, W. C. Smith, and C. M. Harrington, Harvardi 
'85, have been elected members of Phi Beta Kappa. 

Harold B. Gray, formerly Colby, '84, now of Boston Univer- 
sity, '84, is editor-in-chief of the Beacon^ the college paper. 

C. M. Clark, '84, is teaching pure mathematics in the Amherst 
High School, at the same time pursuing his studies in college. 

F. S. Churchill, Harvard, '86, who sustained a severe fracture 
of the collar-bone during the winter, has completely recovered. 

A. E. Scoville, '84, is president, W. G. Everett, '85, vice-presi- 
dent, and W. B. Parshley, '86, treasurer of the Brown Y. M. C. A. 

Several members of the Union Chapter are planning an ex- 
tensive trip in the Adirondack wilderness for the summer vacation. 

E. E. Brooks delivered an oration, and F. W. Ashley a poem, 
on March 26th, at the Junior Exhibition of Western Reserve Uni- 

A. M. Murphey, '86, has been elected associate managing ed- 
itor of the Amherst Student. Brother Murphey is also president of 
his class. 

T. C. Ely and F. M. Loomis have been elected editors of the 
board of the Salmagundi^ the annual Junior publication of Madison 

John H. Huddleston is vice-president of Harvard, '86. Brother 
Huddleston has also been elected director of the Harvard Dining 


W. T. Ormiston, Hamilton, '84, has been re-elected president 
of the Junior Class, and Henry D. Hopkins is president of the 
Freshman Class. 

The Rochester Chapter is represented among the Senior Class 
day officers by Chas. F. Pratt, master of ceremonies, and Alexan- 
der Watt, poet. 

At the last public entertainment of the Philozetian Society, at 
Western Reserve, Delta U. was represented by both debaters, one 
orator and the poet. 

John C. Keith, Colby, '84, is editor-in-chief of the Echo, H. 
M. Lord and W. K. Clement, '84, are associate editors of the col- 
lege annual, the Oracle, 

The Madison Chapter House has been connected with the 
boarding hall by telegraph, and the boys have formed an association 
for improvement in telegraphy. 

Charles G. Plummer, formerly of Northwestern, '83, will gradu- 
ate with '84. He has been elected secretary of the base-ball league 
of the colleges of the Northwest. 

G. R. Nutter, Harvard, '85, has taken honors in classics ; H. 
F. Hildreth, '85, highest honors in classics; and A. G. Webster, 
'85, highest honors in mathematics. 

The Madison Seniors held a public debate in Tripp's Opera 
House at the close of last term. E. O. Smith presided, and three 
of the nine debaters were Delta U.'s. 

Charles W. Carmen, Michigan, '84, has been elected business 
manager of the Student's Christian Association's publications, in 
place of Samuel C Tuthill, '83, resigned. 

Among the commissioned officers in the Cornell University Bat- 
talion, which consists of four companies, Delta Upsilon has one 
captain and three lieutenants of the first grade. 

John C. Butcher, Walter A. Evans, and Robert Pooley, North- 
western Alumni of Delta U., finish their theological training this 
year at the Garrett Biblical Institute, Evanston, 111. 

In the eight contestants who were selected last month from the 
Senior Class at Amherst for the Hardy Prize Debate, Delta U. was 
represented by R. T. French, Jr., and C. M. Clark. 


G. A. White, Amherst, '86, having received a majority of the 
prizes for heavy gymnastics at the last exhibition, will have charge 
of the coming spring exhibition of heavy gymnastics. 

C. S. Jones, Cornell, '84, is one of the Senior editors on the Cor- 
nell Daily Sun. B. H. Fisher, Cornell, '85, represents the chapter 
on the Cornellian board, the annual publication of the Junior 

Thomas Watters, New York, '84, is president of the Philo^ 
mathean Literary Society, and of the College Y. M. C A. Fred* 
M. Crossett, New York, '84, is president of the University Lacrosse 

John D. Blake, '84, is editor-in-chief of the New York Univer- 
sity Quarterly^ Fred. M. Crossett, '84, is business manager, Thomas 
Watters, '84, has charge of Book Reviews, and Geo. A. Minasian^ 
'85, of exchanges. 

Of the board of editors of the Marietta College paper, the 
Olio^ R. R. Lloyd, '84, is editor-in-chief ; Minor Morris, '84, busi- 
ness manager, and E. F. Dunn, '84, E. C Means, '85, and C. L. 
Mills, '85, assistant editors. 

'84's Class-day Elections at Williams resulted in conferring 
high honor upon our three Delta U. Seniors. J. H. Burke was 
chosen president, F. T. Ranney, prophet-on-prophet, and CM. 
Clark, one of the Executive Committee. 

Of the ** fifteens " annually chosen from the Sophomore and 
Freshman Classes of Amherst as the best declaimers, to compete 
for the Kellogg prizes, three '87 men, Jones, Johnson, and White, 
and one '86 man, Ferine, are Delta U.'s. 

R. S. Bickford and G. A. Craigin, Harvard, '85, have been 
elected members of the Harvard Natural History Society, of which 
Hollis Webster, '84, has long been a prominent member. Brother 
Webster is on the class committee of '84. 

Leon E. Bell, Northwestern, '84, won second prize on the ora- 
torical contest for the Dunoon prizes, held Tuesday evening, April 
8th, and R. I. Fleming, '86, secured second prize on the Junior- 
Sophomore debate contest, held March 25th. 


The University Herald of Syracuse University lately offered 
several prizes for poems and literary articles. W. A. Wilson, '86^ 
and F. C. Osbom, '85, took the first and second prizes for poems^ 
and H. A. Peck, '85, the third prize for essays. 

In the recent class-day election of the Senior Class at Syracuse 
University, Delta U. received its usual share of honors. E. C 
Morey was elected president ; E. S. Tipple, prophet ; and F. R. 
Walker, a member of the Executive Committee. 

Three of the '84 delegation at Amherst took part in the Senior 
Class dramatics given last month. The play performed was Gold- 
smith's " She Stoops to Conquer." Brother Bassett assumed the 
i^le of Hardcastle, Brother French that of Charles Marlow, and 
the part of Jeremy fell to Brother Robertson. 

The Madison Chapter during last term received visits fronr 
Brothers L. A. Scoville, '84, and J. A. Adair, '85, of Hamilton, G. 
S. Duncan, '85, and R. E. Loveland, '86, of Williams, and W. F. 
Walker, '86, of Amherst. The chapter was much pleased to meet 
the boys and hopes that many others will follow their example and 
** investigate " the new chapter house. 

George B. Wakeman, '84, is chairman of the board of editors of 
the Brunantan of Brown University, and G. C. Gow, '84, is the lit- 
erary editor. Brother Gow's poetry has been extensively copied in 
the college press. There has been no time in recent years when 
Delta U. has furnished less than two men to the Brunoniariy and she 
has sometimes been represented by four or five. 

Of the newly formed Glee Club Association of the New York 
University, C. H. Lellmann, Jr., '84, is president, J. H. Bryan, '86, 
treasurer, and Charles H. Roberts, '86, business manager. The 
chapter is represented on the club by C. R. Sanford, *86, first 
tenor, H. K. Munroe, '87, second tenor, J. H. Bryan and C. H. 
Roberts, '86, first bass, R. W. Blake, '87, and Thomas Walters, '84,. 
second bass. 

Of the class officers at the New York University, John D. Blake 
is president and C. H. Lellmann, Jr., secretary of the Senior Class. 
George A. Minasian is vice-president of the Junior Class. J. H. 
Bryan is vice-president, and C. R. Sanford, treasurer of the Sopho- 
more Class. W. F. Campbell is president, Robert W. Blake, vice- 


president, A. B. McKelvey, secretary, and H. W. Haskell, historian 
of the Freshman Class. 

The recording secretary, corresponding secretary, and treasurer 
of the Philological Society of Michigan University are Delta U.'s. 
These positions are filled by Robert N. Burnett, '85, Alex. F. Lange, 
^85, and George C. Schemm, '86, respectively. The two most im- 
portant positions in the Engineering Society are held by Delta U.'s. 
Will G. Clark, '84, is president, and Henry D. Burnett, '84, is chair- 
man of the Executive Committee. 

Society work at Madison during the past term has been fruitful 
along all lines. Before the term closed the chapter had pledged 
nine of the academy students who will enter college this year. 
Among these men are the two best essayists and the valedictorian. 
Several evenings were employed in the exercises of a Moot Court, 
which were much enjoyed and gave pleasant practice in parlia- 
mentary discipline. Special attention has been given to exercise 
and drill in elocution. 

Of the class officers at Colby, E. P. Burtt is poet, H. M*. Lord 
prophet, and W. K. Clement statistician of the Senior Class ; F. A. 
5now is president, and W. H. Snyder prophet of the Junior Class ; 
J. R. Wellington is vice-president, T. J. Ramsdell, chairman of the 
■executive committee, H. R. Dunham, secretary and treasurer, 
R. J. Condon, historian, and Elisha Sanderson, prophet of the 
Sophomore Class ; S. H. Holmes is the orator, and E. A. Ricker, 
secretary and treasurer of the Freshman Class. 

On the Amherst College Glee Club this year. Delta U. has three 
members : E. R. Utley, '85, and E. H. Whitehill, '87, first tenors, 
and R. T. French, Jr., '84, second tenor. The boys report that 
they were royally entertained by the members of the Cornell Chap- 
ter during their stay in Ithaca. The club sang in Stein way Hall, 
New York City, on the 14th of April, and among the large and 
-enthusiastic audience were : Brothers Eidlitz, '81, of Cornell ; 
JJoyes, '80, Murphy, *8i, Haven, Hooker, and Noyes, '83, of Am- 
herst, and Crossett, '84, of New York. 

Early in March the Michigan Chapter held one of its public 
■entertainments. More than the usual number of friends were pres- 
ent, and among them were the Rev. Frank L. Osborne, '82, of 


Lambertville, and Prof. George N. Carman, '81, and wife, of Union 
City, Mich. Upon the subject of " publics," the chapter heartily 
concurs with the sentiments expressed by the Brown brother in the 
last issue of the Quarterly. On March 24th a farewell ban- 
quet was given in honor of the three brothers who were about to- 
leave the University : Samuel C. Tuthill, '83, Richard M. Dott, '84^ 
and Jesse Vickery, Western Reserve, '85, all LL.B.'s. 

The Michigan Chapter has taken a new departure in its method 
of " rushing " High School men. Formerly, it was required that 
every active member should have an opportunity of becoming ac- 
quainted with his prospective candidates, and of forming an opinion 
concerning them ; a unanimous vote bemg necessary to elect. As- 
far as the University is concerned, such is the rule still, but owing 
to the great difficulties that beset our intercourse with the High 
School, and the loss of time, sometimes resulting in loss of labor,, 
consequent upon the pursuance of that system, they have finally 
placed the whole matter in the hands of a committee of five upper 
classmen, whose unanimous recommendation is sufficient to elect. 
In order that no man may be bid, against whom some other mem- 
ber has a personal objection, the committee reports each week up- 
on the men under consideration. Since the institution of the new 
rules, two of the best men in the High School have been pledged. 

The rooms at No. 842 Broadway, New York city, which are oc- 
cupied conjointly by the Delta Upsilon Quarterly, the Fra- 
ternity Central Office, the New York Alumni Chapter, and the 
New York Undergraduate Chapter, are growing in favor with all 
who have visited them. They are situated on the second floor of 
the building at Broadway and Thirteenth street, one block below 
Union Square, and in one of the most desirable locations of the 
city. The room is about twenty by thirty-five feet in size, has a 
large store-room attached, and is provided with two large windows 
looking out upon Broadway. The room contains a well-furnished 
library, all the leading college papers, the property of the Under- 
graduate Chapter, and all the Fraternity publications, belonging to 
the Quarterly. Any member of the Fraternity may, upon ap- 
plication, be provided with a key which will admit him at any time. 
The place is rapidly becoming a favorite resort, at odd hours, for 
Delta U.'s many New York alumni. Visitors in New York from 
our ranks should not forget to call in. 



Can it be true that there is dissension in the council-halls of 
secrecy ? There is no other way in which we can explain the trea- 
sonable utterances of certain fraternity publications. Now we do 
not believe in secrecy ; we agree with the author of ** American 
College Fraternities," that secrecy is all humbug ; and yet we have 
always had a sort of shame-faced respect for these symbols of a 
by-gone age. We have always gazed with reverence as well as cu- 
riosity on those strange beasts which our secret friends picture upon 
their insignia; we have looked the other way when our acquain- 
tances have opened their scrap- books to an initiation programme; 
and as for reading their constitutions, we should expect the wrath 
of the Stygian gods to instantly blast the impious mortal who 
whispered such a thought. Imagine, then, our surprise at finding 
in the very ranks of secrecy those who, like the complaining Eng- 
lishmen of Cowper's ** Task," 

** Presume to lay their hands upon the ark 
Of her magnificent and awful cause.'' 

The Zeta Psi Monthly^ in a leaded half-column, boldly advo- 
cates the publication of its constitution. ** The instrument in ques- 
tion," says the Monthly^ " is in reality not secret, since there is no 
secrecy where the subject-matter is committed to writing." The 
question at once arose in our mind as to what then was their se- 
crecy, after all. When the next number of the Monthly appeared, 
we chided ourselves for our ignorance. A brother of the order, in 
a fiery letter, overthrows the idea of publication, and at the same 
time drops a dark hint of the veritable secrets of secrecy. " Would 
we wish to publish to the world the inner workings of our chap- 
ters ? " demands this champion of mystery ; *• Would we wish to 
have the secret names of our officers, those names by which they 
are known to Zeta Psi's alone, bandied from mouth to mouth of the 
uninitiated ? " We can picture to ourselves the thrill of horror 
pervading the secret world at such an idea. ** If we are to sail with 
an open constitution at our mast-head, ** continues the eloquent 
writer, lapsing into metaphor ; " rather than break the time-honored 
customs of Zeta Psi, let us join Delta Upsilon, and there we will 
have the open Constitution." This glimpse of a bright heaven 


through the gloomy clouds of secrecy cheers the lone Zeta Psi only 
for a moment. Perhaps he reflected, on second thought, that Delta 
Upsilon might have its scruples against admitting him ; for he closes 
in melancholy strains : '* Publish the Constitution, gather round it, 
and sing as a funeral dirge to Zeta Psi : 

•* How loved, how honored once, avails thee not, 
To whom related, or by whom begot ; 
A heap of dust alone remains of thee, 
'Tis aU thou art, and all the proud shall be.*' 

When our deceased friend is comfortably buried, and the coro- 
ner's jury has pronounced its verdict of death for cause or 
causes unknown, we can appeal to our plain-spoken friend, the 
Beta Theta Fiy to throw a little more light on this still misty ques- 
tion. It is certainly painful to find this surviving acquaintance suf- 
fering from the same incurable malady. A correspondent writes : 

*' Some of our chapters want to go forward to a position of 
almost non-secrecy or desire to fall back into total secrecy. 
Neither is safe. We have seen why total secrecy is disadvantage- 
ous. Non-secrecy would destroy the selectness that constitutes 
the charm of the mystic circle. We have already told the world 
our motives and revealed our character. We have published to 
outsiders portions of our constitution. But those portions that 
bind our hearts in brotherly love, the sacred legends, and the many 
beautiful but unwritten sentiments of our order, we can never re- 
veal. If we did, the world's opinion of us would not be changed, 
but the charm of the order would be broken." 

May Heaven forefend such a calamity ! The picture of a good 
old priest of Beta Theta Pi going to his devotions some fine morning, 
only to find the doors of the temple thrown open, and irreverent in- 
truders poring over the ** sacred legends " of the order, or discuss- 
ing its ** beautiful but unwritten sentiments," is too horrible to 
contemplate. Keep the doors shut, brothers of the secret fraterni- 
ties ; let armed men guard all the entrances to the sacred pre- 
cincts. Delta Upsilon, meanwhile, throws open wide its portals ; 
its sacred legend, ^inala * Tno^tinr/, is placed upon its badge with 
pride, and not with shame ; and its one beautiful and often written 
sendment is the time-honored motto, " Brothers engaged in a com- 

mon cause." 



Nothing is so striking in the fraternity magazines as the dif- 
ference in their manner of using chapter reports and letters. Some 
of them seem to consider that the chapter letters are the only nec- 
essary constituents of a model fraternity publication, and that other 
matter should be used simply to fill in; others regard editorial 
and literary matter as valuable, but still crowd their pages with 
mechanically-written chapter reports; while one or two use their 
chapter correspondence judiciously, publishing only what is of in- 
terest, and never crowding out by it better-written material. Tak- 
ing the ^ K E Quarterly as the example of a first-class literary 
fraternity publication, we find that out of seventy nine pages in its 
last issue, fifty-six are given up to articles, editorials, and exchange 
reviews, and thirteen to chapter reports. These are, however, 
printed in small type, double-column, and comprise twenty-nine 
chapters. The Beta Theta Fiy which stands prominently forward 
as a literary publication, devotes thirteen out of the forty-six pages of 
its last number to chapter letters, representing fourteen chapters. 
With these two exchanges we pass all the literary fraternity publi- 
cations. Alpha Delta Phi, which claims to be the pre-eminent lit- 
erary fraternity, publishes little or nothing in its Star and Crescent 
to justify the claim. It is especially given up to chapter letters^ 
retailing either chapter or college news, and its last number con- 
tains twenty-three pages under those heads, comprising twenty-four 
separate communications. It may, however, be said of the Star and 
Crescent^ that its chapter letters are almost invariably interesting 
and well-written. The Chi Phi Quarterly^ at first sight, appears 
to contain nothing but chapter letters. Both its general fraternity 
news and its alumni notes are included under the same head, and this 
fills in its last number thirty-three out of the sixty pages. The 
Scroll of Phi Delta Theta is more determined still, and makes a 
boast of the number of chapter letters it can combine into one is- 
sue. In the last there are twenty-six pages solid, containing com- 
munications from forty-four chapters, few of the letters being in- 
teresting to alumni or outsiders. The Zeta Psi, although a monthly, 
manages to get thirteen letters into its last issue, and the other fra- 
ternity magazines are almost entirely given up to chapter corre- 
spondence. We do not believe in this. It is done at the expense 
of the magazine's value and the reader's patience. If the frater- 
nities are literary organizations, and not mere bundles of college 


societies, they deserve better representation than this in their official 
organs. A properly-edited magazine will make its pages a place for 
literature and news, as well as chapter reports. Three or four 
carefully written communications in each issue are infinitely better 
than fifty letters hastily and carelessly scribbled off in the monot- 
onous routine style. 

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Just as the fraternities were joining hands in brotherly unity, 
and making ready for the Pan- Hellenic love-feast of next July, 
their peaceful camp is shaken to its foundations, and hurled pell- 
mell in every direction, by a bomb-shell thrown without warning 
into its midst. It is the ruthless Phi Delta Theta Scroll that threw 
it ; and, in our opinion, the Pan-Hellenic can do nothing better 
than to call the Scroll before its dread tribunal to answer for this 
unprovoked and bloodthirsty attack. It appears from the war- 
cry of the fierce Scroll that the eastern fraternities must go. In 
the following stirring appeal our savage friend calls upon the bar- 
barian hordes of the west : 

" Of late the enterprise of the western and southern fraternities, 
which have had the audacity to encroach upon what the eastern 
fraternities consider their own private preserves, has thoroughly 
alarmed them. They are like old Chinese mandarins who have 
for ages dwelt within the walls of their close seclusion, never dream- 
ing of a world outside, suddenly waking up to the realization that 
their domain is being rudely invaded by heathens from the West, 
whose progress must be resisted in order to keep them from taking 
possession. There is a call for a banding together of forces to op- 
pose the invaders. ♦ * ♦ The western and southern fraterni- 
ties no longer wear the badge of inferiority, but they now have the 
manliness to take their true positions, and boldly claim that they 
are the peers of any. They can well afford to compare them- 
selves with others. The eastern colleges are blessed with a number 
of puny fraternities, each rejoicing in about half a dozen chapters, 
and these diminutive organizations are possessed of an abundance 
of pride entirely out of proportion to the amount of their influ- 
ence. They have not kept up with the advancement of the age. 
They have passed the meridian of their glory, and their strength 
is sure to wane ! " 

The suddenness of this attack leaves us almost helpless. Chap- 
ters in Yale, Harvard, Amherst, Columbia, Brown, Union, and 
other effete institutions of the east, stand unprotected before the 


onset. Dickinson College, Roanoke College, Wofford College, 
Emory College, Centre College, Wabash College, Lombard Uni- 
versity, Hillsdale College, and a hundred other colossal establish- 
ments of the west, where Phi Delta Theta and her fellow-heathen 
are wont to sport in savage glee, now pour down their armies upon 
our peaceful boundaries. The star-encircled column of Alpha 
Delta Phi will soon be torn down; Psi Upsilon's clasped hands 
will be rudely wrenched apart; the eternal flame of Delta Kappa 
Epsilon's lamp will be extinguished ; and Delta Upsilon's glitter- 
ing armor will lie prostrate in the bloody dust ; while over the 
wreck of all this which was once so noble. Phi Delta Theta will 
flaunt its oriflamme. There is no doubt about it. The days of the 
puny fraternities of the east are numbered. 

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There is an interesting variety in the shades of opinion with 
which our brother fraternities regard the approaching Pan-Hellenic 
Council, set for the fourth of next July, in New York City. Some 
idea of the standing of the several orders on this matter may be 
gained from a cursory review of the utterances of their magazines. 

Delta Kappa Epsilon approves the plan, but does not see how 
the large fraternities can be by it modified in policy or practice. 
The Quarterly^ however, admits its value in shaping inter-fraternity 
policy, and adds : " Some effectual discouragement of ephemeral 
* Greek ' organizations is greatly to be desired for the sake of the 
fraternity cause in general." Alpha Delta Phi has not committed 
itself, but will undoubtedly send representatives. A letter in the 
last Star and Crescent strongly advocates the conference as a me- 
dium for the exchange of ideas. " The elder fraternities," says the 
writer, " need not be too sure that in the interchange of ideas the 
benefit will entirely inure to the weaker party." Psi Upsilon de- 
nounces the whole plan. '* Pan-Hellenicism," says the Diamond^ 
Psi U.'s unofficial organ, " is the outgrowth of every form of unrest 
and confusion, of unsettled opinions and policies, of ignorance and 
forgetfulness of the ends, dema"lids, interests, and relations, of 
secret fraternities." Chi Phi follows the example of Psi U., not- 
withstanding its fraternity was the originator of the Inter-fraternity 
Press Association, at whose behest the Pan-Hellenic Conference 
was called. *' In so far as the Quarterly can speak for the Chi Phi 


Fraternity, as her official publication and representative," this 
magazine declares : " Chi Phi needs and desires no assistance from 
her sister fraternities ; she considers herself a strong fraternity, and 
as such can gain little and perhaps lose much by the proposed con- 
vention." Beta Theta Pi has from the first been unqualifiedly in 
favor of the council. Phi Delta Theta, through its Scroll^ remarks : 
** We will not submit to dictation, but are more than willing to 
profit by the experience of the assembled wisdom of all the frater- 
nities." Alpha Tau Omega, a southern fraternity, expresses its 
willingness to join in the conference, but sees no permanent good 
for itself to come of it. After a page of self laudation, the Paltn^ 
its official organ, admits : " And yet Alpha Tau Omega has some- 
thing to gain from a conference with other Greeks. Such a meet- 
ing would help to broaden her views, to increase her acquaintance 
with a delightful and cultured, upon the whole, set of gentlemen." 
Phi Kappa Psi, in the pages of the Shield^ discourages the idea of 
the Pan-Hellenic Council, but advocates the sending of delegates. 
Delta Tau Delta has already chosen its representatives. Zeta Psi 
approves the scheme, but without any especial enthusiasm. Phi 
Gamma Delta disapproves the whole plan, but its magazine kindly 
gives advice to the coming council. Chi Psi, Kappa Alpha, and 
other prominent fraternities, have no official publications, and were 
not represented at the Inter-Fraternity Press Association ; so that 
their intentions cannot be ascertained. All this would seem to in- 
dicate a large but not especially enthusiastic attendance, and little 
unanimous or effective action, at the Pan-Hellenic Conference 
of next July. 


Chi Phi has a thriving chapter in the University of California, 
Berkeley, Cal. 

Psi Upsilon and Phi Kappa Psi have both extensive fraternity 
histories in preparation. 

The Chi Phi fraternity convention has declared against any 
participation in the Pan-Hellenic Council. 


The Psi Upsilon fraternity has published an *' Epitome," con- 
taining in brief shape the history and statistics of the fraternity. 

The Phi Delta Theta Scroll suggests the appointment of a State 
Agent for its distribution in each State where the fraternity has 

Phi Kappa Psi, a fraternity whose chapters are located mainly 
in the west and south, has established a strong alumni chapter at 
Washington, D. C. 

The conventions of Phi Kappa Psi are held every two years. 
Formerly they were only triennial, and now a movement is on foot 
to make them annual. 

The Amherst chapter of Chi Psi has in course of copstruction 
a chapter-house, which they expect to occupy by next June. The 
cost is said to be 1 16,000. 

The Phi Delta Theta Scroll has been making an effort to con- 
tinue as a monthly. Thus far in the year, however, its issues 
have occurred only bi- monthly. 

The Beta Theta Pi fraternity has published a song-book, which 
was issued in February. The price is $1 50 per copy, and each 
chapter is expected to take at least ten copies. 

Phi Delta Theta, with its list of fifty chapters, claims to be in 
this respect the largest fraternity in the country. The chapters 
are mainly located in small institutions at the south and west. 

Although Zeta Psi makes no especial provision for alumni 
chapters, the fraternity has eight graduate associations. These are 
entirely independent, and are not allowed representation at con- 

The ^ K E Quarterly claims that there are in the present Con- 
gress sixteen members of Delta Kappa Epsilon. A permanent or- 
ganization of alumni was formed in Washington, on December 
19th of last year. 

Chi Phi claims to have been founded at Princeton in 1824. Its 
'82 catalogue gives, under the head of " Sigma Chapter, College of 
New Jersey," and the date of 1824, five names, and then adds : 
*" Records lost until 1854." 


On the 2 2d of March, Phi Delta Theta established a chapter at 
Colby University, Waterville, Me. The charter members number 
fourteen, and have for two years constituted the membership of a 
local society called *' Legonia." 

The d K E Quarterly has adopted successfully the plan of 
furnishing copies in a quantity at half-price to chapters who wished 
to send to their alumni. This plan was pursued by the A T Quar- 
terly during the whole of last year. 

The Beta Theta Pi fraternity has a standing committee of three 
on necrology. At each convention this committee reports all 
deaths among the alumni or active members, and furnishes with 
the report a sketch of the life of each. 

The /^ K E chapter at Syracuse has two alumni on the faculty. 
** None of the other chapters," the Quarterly adds, '* save W T^ have 
any." Frank Smalley, Syracuse, '74, Professor of Latin, and N. 
A. Wells, Professor of Drawing, are both A T\, 

The Beta Theta Pi is publishing a series of articles on the col- 
leges and universities of the country. The November and De- 
cember numbers contained an article on Harvard, and the num- 
ber for March has a historical and descriptive sketch of Princeton. 

Our patient brothers of the Song-book Committee will appre- 
ciate this, from the A T A Crescent : 

** It is now over two years since a committee was appointed by 
the convention to compile and publish a Delta Tau Delta song- 
book ; yet the successful completion of this undertaking seems as 
far off as ever." 

jB iT is contemplating the building of a fraternity club-house 
on Lake Chatauqua, to be used as a summer resort for J5 77's and 
their families. A contract has been made to purchase, at $150 
per acre, nineteen acres of land on the eastern shore of the lake. 
This tract is to be called, in accordance with the euphonic nomen- 
clature of the fraternity, " Wooglin on Lake Chatauqua." A joint- 
stock company is formed, with a capital stock of $25,000, in $50 
shares. The conditions of membership are thus laid down by the 
Beta Theta Pi : 

" While no worthy alumnus will be denied admission, it is the 
intention to keep out the unworthy, and to permit no person to 
purchase stock or to retain membership in the club whose presence 
may be considered objectionable." 


The Sigma Chi Fraternity, which has thirty-four active chap- 
ters located mainly in the south and west, has carried out the often- 
discussed plan of a central fraternity bureau. The Sigma Chi^ 
organ of the fraternity, says : 

'* The question which was universally recognized to be of the 
most vital importance was the employment of a General Secretary 
upon a fixed salary, not to exceed five hundred dollars, to serve as 
the means of constant and active communication between the 
chapters and the Grand Council, to keep thoroughly posted upon 
all matters of general fraternity interest, to furnish all desirable in- 
formation to the active membership, regularly and upon request, 
and to act as advisory agent of the Council under its guid- 
ance and direction ; in fine, to be the active aggressive agent of 
the Fraternity, to whom its several parts might look for informa- 
tion and advice, and in whose hands the energy, the vim, and the 
enthusiasm, so characteristic of our order, might be concentrated 
and controlled, and thus made efficient for great and permanent 

%xi iHemoriam. 

JAMES H. MAGOFFIN, Union, '41. 

The Rev. James H. Magoffin, Presbyter of the Protestant 
Episcopal Church, Cheboygan, Mich., died at his residence on the 
17th of November, 1883, after a brief illness caused by piercing 
the thumb with a nail. 

He was born January 16, 1821, at Schenectady, N. Y., and en- 
tered Union College with the class of '41. He was afterwards 
Professor of Languages in Stewart College, Penn., and in 1855 re- 
ceived a medical diploma from the State Medical Society of Wis- 
consin, but never practiced in this profession. He next studied 
for the priesthood, and was ordained in 1873 by the Rt. Rev. R. H. 
Clarkson. From that time until his death he labored successfully 
in his profession, and was looked upon as a power in the church 
and a staunch friend of education. 

The Delta U. Chapter at Ann Arbor attended his funeral in a 
body and placed a beautiful memorial upon his casket. 




We have nine men at present in the foreign missionary field under the 
A. B. C. F. M. 

'44. The Rev. Dr. Theron H. Hawkes, of Marietta, Ohio, is tempo- 
rarily living at North Hampton, Mass. 

%6, C. L. Hubbell and Andrew M. Smith are practicing physicians in 

'50. William D. Porter, who is Treasurer of the National Temperance 
Society, is writing a history of the Alma Chapter for the Qutnquenmal, 
He would gladly receive any reminiscences of the old Social Fraternity at 
Williams. His address is 58 Reade street, New York city. 

'54. The Hon. Jarvis Rockwell, of Pittsfield, Mass., has been sent to 
Congress to fill the vacancy left by Governor Robinson, of Mass. 

'54. The Rev. Walter H. Clark, who has been a missionary in West- 
ern Airica, but who, on account of ill health, has returned to this country, 
is now conducting the Silon Ridge Seminary in Dixon county. Neb. 

'57. The Rondout Presbyterian Church has published a very interest- 
ing history, under the editorship of its pastor, the Rev. Dr. Irving Magee» 
who also contributes the ** Anniversary Hymn." — Wtlltams Athenctum, 

'58. The Rev. C. C. Painter is doing much enthusiastic work in behalf 
of the Indians. He i3 at present in Washington, trying to obtain an ap- 
propriation for the Indians of northern Montana. 

'59. The Rev. Henry C. Haskell, of Harmar, Ohio, was one of those 
who were so unfortunate as to be compelled by the floods to forsake house 
and property. 


'39. Rev. James Dunbar has been pastor of the Presbyterian Church of 
Northville, Michigan for twenty years. 

'40. Rev. Wm. K. Piatt died at his home in Ludlowville, N. Y., Octo- 
ber 30, 1883. 

'55. Rev. Alex. Adair, father of J. A. Adair, '84, Hamilton, returned 
cast from his new home in Waitesbury, Washington Ten, April 17th. 
Brother Adair, after having been settled for seventeen years as pastor of 
the Presbyterian Church at Ox Bow, N. Y., went to Washington Territory 
in 1882 as Home Missionary. Having established two flourishing 
churches, he comes east as a delegate to attend the Presbyterian General 
Assembly at Saratoga, N. Y., in May. 

'73. J. C. Gates is practicing law in Detroit, Mich. 

'73. J. H. Wright is preaching in Xenia, Ohio. 


'74. James T. Hoyt is practicing law in New York, and has recently 
published a treatise referring to and citing the latest statutes concerning 
the Law of Real Estate, which is spoken of very highly by the leading 
lawyers and law journals of New York city. 

'76. The academy at Le Roy, N. Y., under Prof. Comstock, has been 
appointed a signal station by the U. S. government. 

'76. D. J. Robertson is pastor of a flourishing church in Canisteo, N. Y^ 

*76. C. P. Townsley, West Point, '81, is stationed at Ft. Munroe, Va. 

'76. O. H. Landreth is professor of engineering at Vanderbilt Univer- 
sity, Nashville, Tenn. 

'78. H. H. De Yermand is in the hardware business on Broadway, Al- 
bany, N. Y. 

'79. E. P. White is at the Harvard Law School. 

'80. W. E. Anderson is engaged in civil engineering at Scranton, Penn. 

'80. F. T. Rogers, who graduated at the head of his class of 229 men 
at the New York University Medical School in '82, is making a decided 
success in his profession at Westerly, R. I. 

'81. R. S. Lyon is with a banking house in Brookings, Dakota. 

'81. H. H. Taylor is practicing law in New York city, with office at 57 

'81. J. W. Wiswall is editing a daily paper and practicing law at 
Pierre, Dakota. 

'82. L. A. Coffeen is Professor of Physics at Potsdam, N. Y. 

'82. J. R. Fairgrieve is principal of an academy at Schaghticoke, N. Y. 

'82. J. S. Van Vechten is practicing medicine at Chateaugay, N. Y. 

'82. F. D. Van Wagenen occupies the triple position of trustee, police 
justice, and justice of the peace at Fulton, N. Y. 

'82. E. C. Whitmyer is Professor of Latin and Greek in the academy 
at Canton, N. Y. 

'83. J. C. Hemphill is engaged in civil engineering at Westerly, R. L 

•85. R. J. Wands is manager of a large flower depot on North Pearl 
street, Albany, N. Y. 


'48. George R. Martin, one of the charter-members of the Hamilton 
Chapter, and an officer of the first convention of the Fraternity, is a suc- 
cessful artist in Chicago, 111. 

'49. Rev. David E. Blain has retired from the ministry, and settled in 
Seattle, Washington Ter. 

'50. Meeds Tuthill, of Chicago, is the author of " Civil Polity of the 
United States,'' a work of superior ability that discusses questions fo im- 
mediate interest, from the Hegelian standpoint. The author is one of the 


ablest Hegelians amone English-speaking people, and his book has points 
of resemblance to Mulford*s ** Republic of God." which was written from 
the same point of view. Among the topics discussed are Civil Service Re- 
form, Tariff, the Conflict between Capital and Labor, Patent-rights, and 
Copyrights, National Education, the Press, Temperance Laws, and Agnos- 
ticism in relation to Modem Society. Communism the author declares to 
be the logical outgrowth of the feudal relations between capital and labor 
and the completion of the natural theories of property. Agnosticism is 
"that despair of reli^on which first found hope in science ; but, not recog- 
miing the reality of its creative art in that, over both thoughts and things, 
has returned to its despair just as the sun is rising." — Hamilton Lit, 

'51, '52, '62, '68. The Hamilton Chapter has its peculiarities, and num- 
bers among its alumni six principals of State deaf and dumb asylums, as 
follows, three being from the same class: E. L. Bangs, '51, Michigan; 
Geo. L. Brockett, '51, New York; Rev. Lewis H. Jenkins, '51, Kansas; 
R. H. Kinney, '52, Nebraska; H. H. Hollister, '62, West Virginia; L. D. 
Pomeroy, *68, Michigan. 

'53. Rev. E. P. Powell describes his '* Experimental Garden on Col- 
lege Hill " in a recent number of the Independent, 

'58. Hon. Cyrus Camp, formerly of Troy, Kansas, is successfully prac- 
ticing law in Fredonia, N. Y. 

'58. Chas. W. Hamlin is spending a year in Europe. 

'61. Hon. Albert L. Childs is the editor and proprietor of the Seneca 
County News, The publication office is located at Watertown, N. Y. 

'61. Rev. David L. Kiehle has moved to Minneapolis, Minn., where he 
continues his work as State Superintendent of Public Instruction. 

'62. Major Henry Ward, Jr., formerly editor of the Leadville (Col.) 
Times, has accepted a position under the government as Indian Inspector^ 
and is now stationed at Portland, Oregon. 

'65. Rev. W. H. Bates is musical editor of the Clifton Spnngs Chapel 
collection of hymns, now in process of publication. 

'65. James P. Kimball. M.D., U. S. army surgeon, formerly at Fort 
Sidney, Nebraska, has been honored with a position on the Medical Ex- 
amining Board, which has been in session during the past lour months at 
the comer of Greene and Houston streets, New York city. 

'68. Rev. Henry Randal Waite has removed to Boston, where he is ed- 
itorially connected with D. Lathrop & Co., and is Secretary of the U. S. 
Inter-state Educational Convention. 

'70. Rev. Delos E. Finks has removed to Denver, Col. As a mission- 
ar>'. he has been peculiarly successful, having organized three churches 
and built three church edifices. 

'71. Last New Year's, Rev. A. A. Kiehle, of Milwaukee, Wis., was 
presented with $250, and his salary raised to $3 000. 

'72. Rev. Seward M. Dodge has been called to the Presbyterian Church 
at Santa Rosa, Cal. 


'73. John E. Massee, Principal of the Sandy Creek (N. Y.) Union 
School, was recently elected President of the Oswego County Teachers* 

'74, Rev. E. A. Enos contemplates spending a few months in foreign 
travel during the summer. 

*8o. Ward M.Beckwith returns this year from Constantinople, Turkey, 
where he has been for three years a tutor in Robert College, of which the 
Rev. George Washburn, Amherst, '55, is president. 

'80. W. M. Griffith was married to Miss Julia J. Maynard, of Utica, N. 
Y. , in the First Presbyterian Church of Utica, on Wednesday, April 23d. 

'80. George W. Severance died at his home in Mexico, Oswego county, 
N. Y., on Wednesday, March 12th. Brother Severance's connection with 
Delta Upsilon as an active member was so recent that his loss is deeply 
felt by the Hamilton Chapter. The badges were draped, appropriate res- 
olutions of sympathy were drawn up, and an eulogy was pronounced at 
the regular meeting of the chapter on April 22. 

'81. Francis W. Joslyn is acting as newspaper correspondent and sen- 
atorial reporter in Albany, N. Y. 

'82. James D. Woley expects to graduate from the Chicago Law School 
in June, 

'83. Chas. L. Luther was married, January 20th, at the residence of 
the bride's parents in Clinton, N. Y., to Miss Addie H. Payne. 


'53. Rev. G. W. Clark, D.D., has just published an Harmonic Ar- 
rangement of the Acts of the Apostles, arranged with chronological and 
explanatory notes and valuable tables. 

'54. Willard Merrill, Esq., is Superintendent of Agencies of the North- 
-westem Mutual Life Insurance Co. His home office is in Milwaukee, 

'55. Rev. M. S. Croswell, of Chicago, 111., is called to the Cong^ga- 
tional Church in Independence, Iowa. 

*55. Prof. William L. Montague will be manager of the Summar School 
of Languages at Amherst this year. 

'57. Rev. A. L. Clark, of Florida, N. Y., is invited to supply for a 
year the Congregational Church in Simsbury, Conn. 

'$8. Rev. D. J. Bliss has resigned the pastorate of the Congregational 
Church at Harpersfield, N. Y. 

'71. Rev. Geo. M. Howe has been ordained pastor of the Pine Street 
Congregational Church at Lewiston, Me. 

'Tj. Rev. C. H. Barber, of Farringford, Conn., is called to the First 
Congregational Church of Rockville, in the same State. 

'*'JT. Joseph B. Hingeley and Erasmus B. Waples are located in Phil- 
adelphia, Penn. 


'78. Born, in Merrimack, N. H., February i8th, a daughter to the 
Ke7. and Mrs. £. A. Slack. 

'78. Guy Hinsdale, M.D., is practicing his profession in Philadelphia, 
Penn., and is connected with the Episcopal Hospital on Lehigh avenue. 

^8. L. Whitney Scarle still fills his professional chair at the St. John's 
Institute, Sing Sing, N. Y. At intervals of class-room work he is a fre- 
<iucnt visitor at the Delta U. headquarters in New York city. 

'81. Henry B. Russell has resigned his position as editor of the Mer- 
idcn (Mass.) Daily Press-Recorder, and accepted a position on the city 
staff of the New York Sun, 

'82. Gurdon R. Fisher was married, on January 31st, to Miss Ellen S. 
Kendall. Their residence is at No. 157 East Merrimac street, Lowell, 

'83. Manning and Foster still remain at their homes in Andover, Mass. 


'72. Rev. Dwight L. Chapin has accepted a call to the First Presbyte- 
rian Church of Akron, Ohio. 

'74. Chas. W. Foote, Ph.D., has resigned the professorship of Biology 
in Buchtel College, and is engaged in business in Dayton, Ohio. 

'78. Prof. Newton B. Hobart, who has been principal of the Western 
Reserve Academy since 1880, will sail for Europe immediately after the 
close of the term, to spend a year or two in the study of modem languages 
and Greek, at Heidelberg, Germany. 

'78. Louis A. Kelley is with the Cincinnati Coal and Coke Co., Cincin- 
nati, Ohio. 

*8o. Alfred Wolcott has lately begun the practice of law at Grand Rap- 
ids, Mich., and is doing a prosperous business. 

'80. Prof. J. Aubrey Wright will succeed Prof. Hobart as principal of 
the academy during Brother Hobart's absence in Europe. 

'82. F. D. Catlin has resigned his position as cashier of the Cotletts- 
burg (Penn.) Bank, and is now in business in Tennessee. 

*82. Louis J. Kuhn sailed for Europe on the 10th of April in the 
steamer ^^Hammonia.^' 

'83. Charles A. Williams is a member of the firm of Williams Brothers, 
proprietors of the Peerless Roller Mills at Kent, Ohio. 

'84. L. D. Rathbone, who was a member of the college one year, will 
graduate in June at Oberlin College, Ohio. 

'84, H. F. Roberts will succeed Brother Wright, as instructor in the 
academy, next September. 


'61. The Hon. Llewellyn Powers, late member of Congress, is now re- 
siding in Houlton, Me. 


'62. Col. Zemro A. Smith is editor of the Boston JoumaL 

'63. Hon. Marcellus L. Steams, ex-governor of Florida, formerly of 
Little Rock, Arkansas, has lately gone to Quincy, Florida. 

'65. The Rev. W. T. Chase, lately pastor of the First Baptist Church 
of Cambridge, Mass., has entered upon a wider field of labor with the 
First Baptist Church of Minneapolis, Minn. 

'79. Allen P. Soule is filling a good position as Principal of the Hig^b 
School at Dexter, Me. 

'80. The Rev. James E. Cochrane is now pastor of the Paris (Mc.) Bap- 
tist Church. 

'80. C. B. Frye is a member of the Executive Committee of the Colby 
Alumni Association of Boston. 

*8i. A. H. Barton is now engaged in the practice of law with the Hon. 
Bartlett Tripp, Colby, '61, at Yankton, Dakota. 

'81. John C. Ryder is teaching in the Grammar School at Chelsea, 

'82. W. R. Aldrich, formerly '82, is practicing law at Sedalia, Mo. 

'82. G. L. Dunham has accepted the offer of the position of teacher in 
the Center Street Grammar School, Portland, Me. 

'86. C. S. Wilder has accepted charge of the Congregationalist Church 
at Blue Hill, Maine, for a few months. 


'60. Rev. C. E. Hewitt, of Peoria, 111, contributed an article to the 
Examiner of April loth, on *' The First German Baptists." 

'63. Joseph O'Connor, editor of the Buffalo Courier, will deliver the 
oration, and Henry W. Conklin, LL.B., '79, of Rochester, N. Y., will read 
the poem before the Alumni at the next commencement. 

'64. Rev. M. C. B. Oakley, pastor of the Baptist Church at Port Jeffer- 
son, L. L, has recently had a large revival in his church, resulting in 
many additions. 

'68. Emil Knichling, who has been traveling in Europe several months 
for the benefit of his health, has returned to his duties as assistant en- 
gineer of the Rochester Water Works. 

^yj. Adelbert Cronise, of Rochester, N. Y., returned recently from a 
two weeks' trip in the west, and a week's legal business in New York. 

'79. Henry W. Conklin, president of the local Alumni association, 
acted as master of ceremonies at their mid-winter reunion held in Powers' 
Hotel, March 5th. 

'81. C. A. Moody has been appointed editor-in-chief of \.ht Rolling- 
Mill, published at Buffalo, N. Y., in the interests of the flour mills. 

'81. W. H. Beach has opened a law office at 1 17 Powers' Block, Roches- 
ter. N. Y. 


'82. We clip the following from the Examiner of February 21st, re- 
nting to Brother A. S. Carman, who is a student in the Rochester The- 
ological Seminary : ** Mr. A. S. Carman has recently been appointed pastor 
of the Hermann Street Mission, which is under the charge of the Second 
Baptist Church. Mr. Carman is admirably fitted for this position, and we 
wish him all possible success. It is just the field to fit a man who bore 
off the highest honors in his college course for future usefulness in some 
^pler sphere. 


'58. Rev. Geo. A. Rockwood is now settled at Oregon City, Oregon. 

*68. Prof. E. H. Higley is expected back from Germany the latter part 
of the month. He will then go to Worcester, Mass., to teach music and 

'68. Rev. Chas. H. Rowley, formerly pastor at Potsdam Junction, N. 
v., has gone to Westford, Mass. 

'69. Rev. Martin E, Cady is pastor of the Michigan Avenue M. E. 
Church in Chicago, 111. 

'72. Rev. K. C. Anderson, who was recently installed as pastor of the 
First Presbyterian Church of Troy, N. Y., has already become one of the 
most popular pastors of the city. 

'72. The Rev. Dr. Henry M. Ladd, of Cleveland, Ohio, has been spend- 
ing a few months' vacation in Florida. 

'72. Rev. Edgar L. Walker has begun the practice of medicine in 
Hinesburgh, Vt. 

'76. Dr. E. H. Baxter has settled at Hyde Park, Mass. 

'81. James L. Barton, who is now studymg in the Theological Sem- 
inary at Hartford, Conn , will supply the pulpit of the Congregational 
Church at Weston, Vt., during the summer vacation. 

'83. G. M. Rowland, who has been at the Theological Seminary at 
Hartford, Conn., during the past year, has been obliged to g^ive up his 
studies for the present on account of the severe illness of his father, and 
is now at home in Edwardsville, N. Y. 

'85. Frank N. Brown, who left college last year, is now in Omaha, 



Prof. Georee W. Athcrton, formerly of Rutgers, and an honorary 
member of Delta U., is President of the Pennsylvania College at Carlisle, 

'69. Prof. Edward A. Bowser, who occupies the chair of Mathematics 
at Rutgers, is the author of a work on Analytical Geometry, that is the 
text -book used in upwards of thirty leading American colleges. 

'69. William Elliot Grifiis has just published a work on '* Corea, the 
Hermit Nation.'* The Harpers have recently issued another edition of 
Brother Griffis* popular work on Japan, " The Mikados' Empire." 


*78. Robert Prentiss, formerly a fellow at Johns Hopkins Unirersity, is 
a professor in the Rutgers Grammar School^ and assistant professor of 
French in the college. 

'79* Seaman Miller is attorney for the Manhattan Hay and Produce 
Exchange of New York, and also for an iron company operating exten- 
sively in Columbia county, N. Y. 

'80. Bevier H. Sleight is resident physician at the Homoeopathic Hos- 
pital on Ward's Island, New York city. 

'81. J. S. Wight. LL.B., has assumed the editorship of the Metucben 
(N. J.) Inquirer. 


'67. James F. Rhodes, Esq., was a candidate for the Board of Educa- 
tion at the recent election in CleTeland, Ohio. 

70. Rev. John Reid has filled the pastorate of the First Presbyterian 
Church of Yonkers, N. Y., for several years past This church is the larg- 
est and most flourishing of the Presbytery to which it belongs. 

'71. Borden Parker Bowne is a striking example of the peculiar work 
the University has done and is doing in New York. In 1864, a drayman 
on West street, he became desirous of an education ; turning toward the 
City College* he found that none but g^duates of the public schools were 
admitted to its curriculum ; being a member of the Presbyterian Church, 
he felt conscientious scruples about putting himself under the Episcopal 
influence of Columbia, although otherwise he might have been willing to 
enter there. He resolved to enter the University, and became a member 
of the Delta Upsilon Fraternity. He graduated as Valedictorian, and has 
since become Professor of Metaphysics in Boston University. The re- 
markable articles in the New Englander^ with which Professor Bowne 
began his literary career, so attracted the attention of President Porter, of 
Yale, whose work on Intellectual Science is now the authority on the sub- 
ject, that he requested young Bowne to meet him in New York to ex- 
change views on subjects of mutual interest. — University Quarterly, 

Professor Bowne is the well-known author of ' * Studies in Theism ** 
and ** The Philosophy of Herbert Spencer." 

'72. Rev. Marcus D. Buell, Valedictorian of '72, is preaching in Hart- 
ford, Conn. Address, 30 Franklin street. 

'72. Maybury W. Fleming is on the staff" of the New York Evening' 
Mail and Express. 

^73. William M. Hoff", Valedictorian of '73, is engaged in private tutor- 
ing in New York city. 

*74. Charles J. Hedrick, Valedictorian of '74, is located at 635 F. street, 
Washington, D. C. 

'78. W. C. F. Doscher is a member of the firm of Linz & Doscher, man- 
ufacturers of fine picture frames and looking-glasses, at 33 First St., N. Y. 

'81. Cephas Brainard, Jr., is practicing law with his father at 120 
Broadway, New York city. 

'81. Luther S. Elmer, LL.B., is in the U. S. Post-oflice Department at 
Washington, D. C. 



'Bo. Charles W. Booth has returned from Forest City, Minn., and is 
now studying theology at the Madison Seminary. 

*8i. Marcus C. Allen recently paid the chapter a visit. 

'81. Donald D. MacLaurin is meeting with success as pastor of the 
Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minn. 

^8f . Charles W. Sheldon is teaching Latin in the Susquehanna Colle- 
giate Institute at Towanda, Penn. 

'82. Wells B. Sizer, formerly of West Los Animos, Col., has settled in 
Chicago, 111. Address, 152 Dearborn street. 

'83. Elmer H. Loomis occupies the chair of sciences in Colgate Acad- 
emy, Hamilton, N. Y. 

'83. Hardy C. Stone is principal of a collegiate school in Sioux Falls,, 

'83. Ralph N. Thomas is studying law in the .\lbany Law School. 

'83. Frank P. Waters was married during the spring vacation to Miss 
Mary A. Starr, of Hamilton, N. Y. Brother Waters is principal of the 
academy at Groton, N. Y., and he and his bride have left Hamilton to re- 
side there. 

'86. C. H. Dodd was a delegate to the State Convention of the Y. M. 
C A,, recently held in Buffalo, N. Y. 


'63. The Rev. S. Hartwell Pratt has recently conducted a very success- 
ful series of revival meetings at Newburg, N. Y. He expects to spend 
the coming summer in mission work in New York city. 

'65. Joshua F. Ober is an architect at 1 5 Pemberton Square, Boston^ 

'65. The Rev. Charles H. Spaulding, after graduating at Newton The- 
ological Seminary, preached in Pawiucket, R. I., Pittsfield and Arlington, 
Mass., and is now pastor of the Fourth Street Baptist Church, Boston, 

*66. Lc Roy F. Griffin is Professor of Natural Sciences in Lake Forest 
University, Lake Forest, 111. Formerly he was Peabody Instructor of 
Natural Sciences at Andover, and President of Peddie Institute, Hights- 
town, N. J. 

'66. The Rev. Geo. O. King has resigned the pastorate of the Wilson 
Avenue Baptist Church, Cleveland, O. 

^66, Charles M. Stillwell was assistant in the chemical laboratory in 
Brown University for two years, and has since then been an analytical 
chemist in New York city. Address, 396 Dean street, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

'69. George H. Felton is practicing medicine in St. Paul, Minn. 

'69. The Rev. Isaac R. Wheelock graduated at the Newton Theolog- 
ical Seminary in '72, preached in Worcester until '75, and has since then 
been settled in Fitchburg, Mass. 



'70. Prof. E. B. Andrews taught in Suflfield, Conn., '7o-'72; was a 
student at the Newton Theological Seminary, '72-^74 ; preached in Beverly, 
Mass., '74-^75; President of Denison University. '75-79; Professor of 
Homiletics and Pastoral Theologry at Newton Theological Seminary, 
'79'-82 ; studied in Europe a year, and then assumed the chair of History 
in Brown University in September, 1883. 

*70. William Ashmore, Jr., taught at Hightstown (N. J.) Academy un- 
til '72, then studied two years at Leipsic and Berlin ; Professor of Greek 
and Modem Languages, Shurtliff College, Alton, 111., '75; Instructor of 
Greek and Latin in Brown University, '76; graduated from the Rochester 
Theological Seminary, '79 ; and then went as missionary to Swatow, China, 
his present home. 

'70. James O. Bullock, M.D., taught mathematics in the preparatory 
department of the University of the City of New York for two years after 
leaving college, studying medicine at the same time in the medical de- 
partment. He practiced medicine in Harrisville, R. I., during '73, and 
then moved to nis present address, Mclntyre, Penn., where he is now 

'70. The Rev. Thomas G. Field preached at Alton, 111., during '73- 
'*79, and at Winona, Minn., '79-'8i. He is now pastor of the Fourth Bap- 
tist Church of Minneapolis, Minn. 

'70. Marcus M. Johnson, M.D., was married at Hartford, Conn., on 
February 14th, to Mrs. Helen L. Jackson. 

'71. Elijah W. Hendrick is a lawyer in San Diego, Cal. He has been 
in the State Legislature, and is U. S. Court Commissioner. 

'72. The Rev. John J. Holbrook died from peritonitis at his father's 
home in Keene, N. H., March 24th. Brother Holbrook was bom in 
Swanzey, N. H., December 10, 1844. He fitted for college at Colby Acad- 
emy, New London, N. H. After leaving college, he graduated from the 
Newton Theological Seminary in '75 ; taught the Natural Sciences two 
years in Colby Academy ; upon leaving there in ^'JT^ he decided not to 
preach, and entered immediately upon civil engineering, which profession 
he followed until his death. The funeral was conducted by the Rev. Dr. 
Eaton, assisted by the Rev. Daniel W. Hoyt, Brown, '7i» who spoke freely 
of Brother Holbrook's life in college, where he easily excelled all his fel- 
low-students in the Natural Sciences. 

'74. The Rev. John McKinney, Jr , since graduating from the Roches- 
ter Theological Seminary, has been pastor of the Baptist Church at Eliz- 
abeth, N. J. 

*75. Professor Winslow Upton (A.M., '77, University of Cincinnati), 
was a student at the Cincinnati Observatory for two years ; assistant at 
Harvard College Observatory, '77-'79 ; assistant engineer of the Lake Sur- 
vey, '79-'8o; computor at the U. S. Naval Observatory, '8o-'8i, from 
which time he was connected with the Signal Service until he took the 
chair of Astronomy in Brown University. 

'76. The Rev. George E. Horr, Jr., is pastor of the First Baptist 
Church of Tarry town, N. Y. Brother Horr is a frequent contributor to the 
Christian at Work and the Watchman, 

'76. Augustus S. Van Winckle is treasurer and general manager of the 
New York and Ohio Coal Company, Cleveland, Ohio. 


*^^. The Rev. Frank L. Sullivan has charge of a Baptist Church at 
Fergus Falls, Minn. 

'81. Cornelius W. Pendleton is practicing law in San Francisco. Ad- 
dress, 2026 Howard street, San Francisco, Cal. 

'83. Moses C. Gile, who is teaching this year at Phillips Exeter Acad- 
emy, Andover, Mass., in the absence of Prof. Coy, is expected to remain 
there another year. 

'83. Howard W. Preston was married on February 14th to Miss Spen- 
cer, of Providence, R. L 


'71. Geo. W. S. Ingraham, M.D.. is surgeon for the Denver and Rio 
Grande R. R., with headquarters at Springville City, Utah. 

*73. Edwin G. Donaldson, of the firm of Parkhurst & Donaldson, pro- 
prietors of the Georgia Spice Mills, resides at 74 Peachtree street, Atlanta, 

'73. John G. Moore is Professor of German in the State University, 
Minneapolis, Minn. 

'74. The Hon. Charles Duane Baker, of Coming, N. Y., is member of 
Assembly from Steuben county. 

'74. Louis F. Henderson is botanical editor of the Northern Pacific 
Rural Spirit, 471 Seventh street, Portland, Oregon. 

*75. Edward L. Nichols is Professor of Chemistry and Physics in Cen- 
tral University, Richmond, Ky. 

'78. Chas. W. Ames is a partner in the West Publishing Co., 313 
Wabash street, St. Paul, Minn. 

'81. Dr. Frank Cary is House Surgeon at St. Luke^s Hospital, 2536 
Prairie avenue, Chicago, 111. 

*84. Gustave F. Taussig is gaining for himself a constantly increasing 
business as a builder. His address is 135 East 62d street. New York city. 

^84. G. D. Aiken, of Tioga, Penn., anticipates the filling of a position 
on an engineer corps for the coming season. 


'70. Rev. F. D. Kelsey, for several years pastor of the Congregational 
Church of New Gloucester, Me., was lately severely attacked with scarlet 
fever, his children were also stricken down at the same time. At the last 
reports he was slowly recovering. 

'73. Charles L. Kusz was assassinated some time ago while sitting in 
his office. Brother Kusz, after graduating at Marietta, moved west, and 
little was known of his movements until he was heard from at Manzano, 
Valencia county, New Mexico. At the time of his death he was engaged 
in practicing law and editing a newspaper. 

'74. Sidney Ridgeway, a prominent young lawyer in Marietta, was 
elected mayor of the city at the recent spring elections by a large majority. 


'74. Rev. E. D. Kelscy, of Almont, Mich., has not resigned his pastor- 
ate of the Congregational Church, as reported, but, at the unanimous re- 
quest of his people, has decided to remain. 

'75. Rev. S. F. Sharpless has received a call to the Presbyterian Church 
at Bainbridge, Ohio. 

'75. Dr. A. H. Bowcn, for some time a successful physician at Lincoln, 
Neb., has recently removed to Delaware, Ohio. 

'76. R. G. Lewis is at present residing in Chillicotte, Ohio. He is Pres- 
ident of the Union Shoe Co., Treasurer of the Malone Sewing Machine 
Co. and of the Roger Blade Shears Manufacturing Co., all of that place. 

'^^, '81, '83. C N. Adams, F. P. Ames, and C. H. Bosworth, '^^, W. 
G. Sibley and W. H. Slack, '81; and H. A. Williamson, '83, have lately 
visited the chapter. 

*^^, The highest honor of the Union Theological Seminary, New York 
city, was awarded to E. C. Moore, of Columbus. Ohio. This honor is a 
fellowship of $600 per annum for two years, to enable the holder to pur- 
sue his studies at home or abroad. 

'^^^, E. E. Warren is a druggist at Madison, Cal. He also has charge 
of Uncle Sam's mail at that point. 

''^%, W. A. Batchelor, formerly tutor in Marietta Academy, will finish 
in May his three years' course of study in the Medical Department of the 
University of Pennsylvania. 

'*^Z, W. S. Wells is engaged in the manufacture of furniture at Buch- 
anan, Mich. 

'*^%, G. D. Grant, M.D., is practicing medicine in Springfield, Ohio. 

'80. Emmet Belknap is principal of the Academy at Unadilla, N. Y. 

'81. W. G. Sibley, for some time engaged in business at Racine, C, 
has accepted a position with the Northern Insurance Company of New 
York City. 

'81. W. H. Slack, who has been engaged for the past two years in the 
wholesale cotton business at Atlanta, Ga., was recently home on a vaca- 
tion. After spending a few days in town, he left for New York, to visit 
his brother, C. G. Slack, *8i, who will complete his course in the School 
of Mines of Columbia College this year. 

'81. W. W. Woodruff has removed from Fort Wingate, New Mexico, 
to Fort Lyon, Col. 

'82. T. H. Hawkes, of Duluth, Minn., after a year's apprenticeship, has 
been admitted into the firm of Clark & Mar\'in, real estate and insurance 

'82. R. G. Kinkead was married on the 7th of March to Miss Anna 
Mai shall, of Rainbow, Ohio. 

'84. F. E. McKin, for two years connected with this class, recently 
passed successfully his final examination at the Ohio Medical College, Cin- 
cinnati, Ohio, and has since hung out his '* shingle " in partnership with 
another young doctor in Marietta. 



Edward Olney, Professor of Mathematics in the University of 
Michigan, has been obliged to give up all work on account of ill health. 
His physician, however, promises him that he may resume his labors next 

^yS. David N, De Tarr, M.D., *8o, is practicing medicine at Boone, la. 

'78. W. L. Jenks is practicing law at Port Huron, Mich. He was 
admitted to the bar in '79- 

'So. James T. Eaglesfield is engaged in the lumber and wood business 
at Indianapolis, Ind. 

'81. Charles Hutchinson, Ph. M., '83, is managing a farm at Ceresco, 

'82. Clarence H. Childs and Carman N. Smith, '83, have both been 
admitted to the bar recently. They have opened an office together at 21 1^ 
Nicollet avenue, Minneapolis, Minn. Brothers Childs and Smith were the 
Michigan delegates to the Brown Convention in 1881. 

'82. Jacob E. Reighard. is a private tutor at North Attlcboro', Mass. 
He is (foing advance work in Biology this year, under Prof. Marks, of 

'82. Frank L. Osborne, M.A., has received an appointment from the 
M. E. Conference to preach at Lambertville, Mich. 

'83. Robert G. Morrow reports that in future the five-headed law firm 
with whom he is reading will have a notary public in their office at Port- 
land, Oregon. 

'83. Samuel C. Tuthill has been compelled to drop his medical studies 
at this place, and will spend the next few months upon his farm near 
Bartlett, 111. 

'84. Albert L. Amer is teaching at HoUoway, Mich. 

'84. Richard M. Dott received his degree of LL. B. at the last March 
Law Commencement, and has left for Farwell, Dakota, via his old home, 
Anamosa, Iowa. 


'87, William Goodyear Wellesley Hills, Mass. 

'87, William Mark Campbell .' Troy, Minn. 

'87, Arthur Leland Smith Rochester, N. Y. 


'87, C. H. Brank Polo, 111. 

'87, George I. Larash Peoria, 111. 

87, L. E. Minard Rockford, 111. 






[The Associate Editors of the Quinquennial Catalogue have been unable to obtain 
information with regard to the following alumni. Those Icnowing addresses or past history 
of these brothers will confer a favor by communicating with the Chapter Associate Editor.] 


'87. George Nash Turner, 

Detroit, Mich. 
'88. Cole Herman Denio, 

West Troy, N. Y. 
'88. Theophalus Page, A.M., 

Rahway, N. J. 
'40. George McClelland, 

Kensselacrville, N. Y. 
'41. Rev. William Earl Fling, A.M., 

Charleston, N. H. 
'41. Rev. Wm. Asa Keith, A.M.. 

Brookfleld, Iowa. 
'42. Rev. Thomas iScott Bacon, 

Baltimore, Md. 
'46. Rev. Charles Duryee Buck. A.M., 

Weehauken, N. J. 
*46. Theodort Jacob Denton, A.M., 

Denton, N. Y. 
'46. Gabriel Grant, M.D., 

New York city. 
'47. Lyman Douglass Prindlc, 

Omaha, Neb. 
'47. Rev. Thomas Henderson Rouse, 

San Matico, Cal. 
'48. Henry Bradford, 

Tallahassee, Florida. 

'48. Derick De Freest, M.D., 

Bristol. R L 
'48. Thomas JeiFerson King, M.D. , 

East Hampton, L. L 
'48. John Reed, A.M., 

Philadelphia, Penn. 
'49. Rev. Corydon Webster Higgins. 

Kenston, N. Y. 
'SO. Frederick Alonzo Curtiss, 

Bradford, Penn. 
'52. Edwin Augustus Van Deusen, 
M.D.. Hudson. N. Y. 

'58. Marcus Nelson Horton, A.M., 

Williamsport, Penn. 
•54. John P. S. Gifford, 

Albany, N. Y. 
'65. Rev. Phinias Mixer, 

Dewitt, Kansas. 
•66. Rev. E N. Manley. 

Camden, N. J. 
'68. Rev. Lemuel P. Weber, 

Santa Clara, Cal. 
•60. Rev. William Allen Briggs, 

Blue Rapids, Ky. 

Address C. M. Clark, Williamstown, Mass. 


'73. Edward W. Chase, 

Pomcroy, Ohio. 
'78. Henry Gibbons, 

Pittsburg, Penn. 
74. David H. Woods, 

Elmira, N. Y. 
'74. Geo. B. Copp, 

St. LoTiis, Mo. 
'75. Jas. P. Bacon, 

Gloucester, Mass. 

*75. Warren Thompson, 

North W6bum, Mass. 
'76. Robert H. Fulton, 

Latrobe, Penn. 

78. Andrew D. Hcffern, 

Philadelphia, Penn. 

79. Rev. Walter Marvine, 

Scran ton, Penn 



Address E. M. Babsett, Amherst, Mass. 


'56. John N. Whidden, 

Chicago, HI. 
'57. Rev. M. S. B. Gage. 

Macedon, N. Y. 
'57. Rev. Robert A. Patterson, 

Bingham ton, N. Y. 
'58. Georgie G. Ferguson, 

Amsterdam, N. Y. 

'59. Elmore W. Dcnnison, 

Jacksonville, Fla. 
•69. Aaron B. Eaker. 

Sacramento, Cal. 
'69. Rev. John >L Rice, Atlanta. Ga. 
•59. Daniel C. Rumsey, Batavia,N.Y. 
'62. Pope C. Huntinjrton, 

Brooklyn, N. Y. 



'64. William H. Davis, 

Kingsville, Ohio. 
'6a Reuben Styles, 

Des Moines, Iowa. 
'70. John H. Dennis, 

South Norwalk, Conn. 
'70. Charles E. Hulbert, 

Grand Rapids, Mich. 
•71. Rev. George F. Wilklns, 

Rochester, N. Y. 

74. Rev. Francis E. Arnold, 

Gorham, N. Y. 
74. Spencer H. Ware, 

Upper Alton, HI. 
74. Rev. A. C. Wilkins, 

Farmington, HI. 

77. Jeremiah Coombs, 

Goshen, N. Y. 

78. Franklin P. Warner, M.D., 

Orleans, N. Y. 

Address E. K Williams, Rochester, N. Y. 

'57. Thomas Herbert Davis, 

Henrico county, Va. 
'57. Rev. Jeremiah N. Diament, 

Grant, Penn. 
•58. Julius Wilcox, 

New York city. 
*60. Chas. G. Steele. 

Minneapolis, Minn. 
'61. Joseph G. Colt. 

Brookfield, Vt. 
'61. Rev. Moses M. Martin, 

Three Oaks. Mich. 
'63. Hon. €^. Graham, 

Tomah, Wis. 
'68. W. H. Proctor, 

W. Rutland, Vt. 

'68. Rev. Frank H. Seeley. 

'65. •Henry Jonas Flint, 


elhi, N. Y. 

Dal ton, Mass. 
'65. William Henry Rand, M.D.. 

Manchester, N. H. 

'68. Chas. N. Bell. St. Paul, Minn. 
'69. Anthony Carr, St. Joseph, Mich. 
'71. Rev. Lewis L. Lawrence, 

N. Granville, N. Y. 
'73. Rev. Wells H. Utley, 

rarsons, Kan. 
'74 Otis S. Eaton, 

Galveston, Texas. 
'75. Rev. Lyman D. Braeg, 

Colchester, Vt, 
'75. John F. Reynolds, 

Irona, N. Y. 
'76. Chas. L. Linsley, 

Alstead, N. H. 
'77. Benjamin M. Weld, 

Morrisville, Vt. 
'78. Charles B. Goodrich, 

Vineland, N. J. 
'78. W. H. Shaw, 

Bennington Centre, Vt. 
'81. Frank R. Utley, 

Fair Haven, Vt 

Address Elmeb P. Milleb, Middlebury, Vt. 

Rev. Edsall Ferris, 

Erie, Penn. 
'CO. •Rev. James W. Melvin, 

New Castle, Penn. 
'80. John Steele Paxton, 

Grandview, HI. 
'61. John W. Laughlin, 

Washington, Ohio. 
'62. James P. McVicker, 

Whitehall, Penn. 
'62. James G. Sloan, M.D , 

Monongahela City, Penn. 
'62. John Shumney, 

Dummingsville, Penn. 
'68. Rev. Hugh Y. Leiper, 

Hookstown> Penn. 
'68. ♦Hugh W. Boyd, 

Clokeyville, Penn. 
'68. •Samuel T. Robinson, 

Raymond, Miss. 
'64. George F. Baker, 

Bteeleville, Penn. 

j '64. James Potter Barrow, 

Warrensburg, Mo. 
'64. Robert E Sharp, 

Newville, Penn. 
'65. Patterson T. Caldwell, 

Youngstown. Ohio. 
'65. Charles F. William Cranemeyer, 

Alleghany City, Penn. 
'65. James Grier, Jr., 

Pittsburgh, Penn. 
'65. Thomas Hindman, 

Dayton, Penn. 
'66. Rev. Samuel Miller Davis, 

Wellsville, Ohio. 
'66. Rev. William T. Hamilton, 

Lexington, Penn. 
'66. Rev. Robert C. McPherson, 

Landi»burgh, Penn. 
'66. John Anderson, 

Pittsburgh, Penn. 
'66. William T. Myers. 

Cadiz, Ohio. 



'66. J. Douglas Sha£fer. 

Pittsburgh, Penn. 
'66. Rev. John E. Walters, 

Indiana, Penn. 
'67. *Rev. Bankhead Boyd, 

Clokey ville, Penn. 
'67. Rev. John A. Campbell, 

Lexington, Ind. 
'67. Rev. David K. McKnight, 

'68. John N. McKean. D.D , 

Washington, Penn. 
'68. John M. Oliver, Chicago. Dl. 
'68. Rev. Joseph D Wilson, 

North Bend, Wis. 
'69. Andrew Steele Miller. 

Pittsburgh, Penn. 
'69. George O. Jones, 

Washington, Penn. 

Mt. Lebanon, Penn. '69. J. Kirls Pierce. Marion, Iowa. 

'67. Edmund E. Riopel, 

Toledo, Ohio. 
'68. Prof. J. E. S. Bell. 

Thompsonville. Penn. 
'68. Cassius C. Cozad. 

Pittsburgh, Penn. 
'68. John M. French, 

Xcnia, Ohio. 
'68. Enoch South Gans, 

Charlestown, W. Va 
'68. Rev. John S. Glendcning. 

Hurr>', 111. 

'70. Rev. James II. Clark. 

Ellendale. Dakota. 
'70. Rev. Albert S. Leonard, 

Cincinnati, Ohio. 
'70. Rev. Chester Paul Murry, 

Lower Valley, N. J. 
'70. William T. McConnell. 

West Middletown, Penn. 
'70. George F. Lonncr, 

Hillsboro', Ohio. 
'70. Joshua D. Trussell, 

Van Buren, Penn. 

Address William M. P. Bowen, 73 Ring street, Providence. R. I. 


'65. Rev. Thomas Burnet, 

Orinoco, Minn. 
'68. Edward 8. T. Kennedy, 

'09. James C. Thomson, 

Monroe, N. Y. 
'7y. John Knox Brighnm, 

New York city. 

New York city. 

Address Thomas Watters, 842 Broadway, New York city. 


'70. Rev. Nelson Carr, 

'70. David C. Scott. 

Collinsville, Ohio. 
'71. Robert C. Hamilton, 

Morning Sun, Ohio. 
'71. Jeremiah M. Hunt, 

Miltonville, Ohio. 
'71. Robert E. Lowr}-, 

Orange Station, Ohio. 
'71. Elias R. Zeller, 

Burlington, Iowa. 
•73. Robert H. Adams, 

Oxford, Ohio. 

'73. James M. Cochran, 

Glendale. Ohio. 
'73. Joas Dos Passos Damasceno. 

Para, Brazil. 
'73. John F. Martin, 

Greenville, Ohio. 
'74. Edward E. Cole. 

Marj'sville, Ohio. 
'74. Harry L. Strohm, 

Dayton, Ohia 
'75. Jesse L. Baird, 

Oxford, Ohio. 
'75. Clias H. Colboum. 

Springdale, Ohio. 

Address Frai^k H. Andrews, 12 Portland street, Providence, R I. 


'64 Horace Choate, 

Newburyport, Mass. 
'64. David Fales. 

Chicago, 111. 
'64. Simeon Gallup, 

Mystic, Conn. 
'65. Gkorge B. Hanna, 

Raleigh, N. C. 
'65. Wimam 0. Ives, 

Chicago, 111. 

*65. *Frauk J. Leonard, 

Rockford, HL 
'65. George W. Shaw, 

Weymouth, Mass. 
'66. WiUiam C. Angell. M.D., 

San Francisco, Cal. 
'66. Benezet A. Hough, 

Danbury, Conn. 
'66. Rev. Evan Lewis, 

South Boston, Mass. 



'72. Rev. W. N. Landnim, 

Bnltimorc, Md. 
*74 Samuel C. Gallup. 

Mystic River, Conn. 
5. Rev. Frank S. Xshmore. 

Montevideo, Uruguay. 

*75. George I. HopkinR, 

Manchester, N. n. 
'76. Solon S. Roper, 

Springfield, Mass. 
'77. Rev. Edward Green, 

Peterboro', N. H. 

Address F. C. Fbench, 22 Browncll street, Providence, R L 


73. Wilfred Barnes, 

'69. Rev. James Kirkland. 

Hillsdale, Mich. 
'71. Sanford F. Huntlev. 

Union Springs, N. Y. 
'71. Herbert S. Mowry, 

Mohegan, R. L 
'72. Rev. Daniel Rhodes, 

Denver, Col. 
'73. F. J. Ahlers. 

Portland, Maine. 
'73. Alexander G. Robb. 

Galva, Kansas. 
'73. William H. Schumacher, 

Hohenheim, Germany. 
'74. Ivan A. Dobrohiboff, 

Nijney Ndvgorod, Russia. 
'82. Frank B. Cooper, 

Polo, m. 

Oil City, Penn. 
Address Robert J. Eidlitz, Ithaca, N. Y. 


'73. WiUiam H. Barney, *76. Charles W. Van Vleck, 

Lexington, Ohio. Walnut Hills, Cincinnati, Ohio. 

'78. William B. Payne, '77. C. W. Coons. 

* Kansas City, Mo. '78. John Anderson, 
74. Archie E. Brecenridge, | Dover, Del. 

Center Belpre, Ohio. '78. Rev. J. B. Cameron, 


'71 Frank A Layman, 

'75. John P. Burwell, 

Zanesville, Ohio. 
"75. Albert J. Caywood, 

Sandusky, Ohio. '78. David 8. Devin, 

Cleveland, Ohio. 

Alleghany City, Penn. 
'75. Lawrence A. Hall, 

Salem, Ohio. 
75. Don A. Judd, 

Cedar Rai)id.o, Iowa. 
'75. J. Elbert Sater, 

Columbus, Ohio. 
'75. William McMillen, 

Athens, Ohio. 

'78. G. F. Ward. 
'79. Daniel J. Davis, 

Des Moines, Iowa. 
Oak Hill, Ohio. 

•79. Orin S. Moore, 

Fairport, N. Y. 
'79. William F. Pogue, 

Honolulu, Sand. Is. 
•79. Harry L. Taylor. 

New Orleans, La. 
'83. Charles A. Meyer, 

Parkersburg, W. Va. 

Address C. L. Mills, Marietta, Ohio. 

'78. Rev. Theodore M. Nichols, B.A.. 

Rhinebcck, Iowa. 


'82. Charles N. Sittser, 


Address H. A. Peck, 615 Chestnut street, Syracuse, N. Y. 


•80. Frank P. Secor. 

'79. Jas. S. Bishop, 

Huron; Dakota. 
'79. E. W. Jenney. B A., 

Chicago, 111. 

Racine, Wis. 
•81. Fred. H. Goff, Ph.B., 

Cleveland, Ohio. 

Address Fbed. C. Hiokb, Ann Arbor, Mich. 

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Delta Upsilon Quarterly. 


Editor-in-Chief, ROSSITER JOHNSON, 

RiKhester, '63. 

Henry Randall Waite, Alexander D. Noyes, 

Hamilton, '68. Amherst, '83. 

George A. Minasian, Frederick M. Crossett, 

New York, '85. New York, *84. 






Western Reserve, 





New York, 









Orlando C. Bidwell, 
William C. Mills. Jr., 
William T. Ormiston, 
Edward Simons, 
Frederick W. Ashley, 
John C. Keith, 
George F. Holt, 
WiLBERT N. Severance, 
George Davis, 
Joseph H. Bryan, 
Samuel C. Johnston, 
Frank M. Bronson, 
Delbert H. Decker, 
Charles L. Mills, 
Horace A. Crane, 
Nathan D. Corbin, 
Robert I. Fleming, 
John H. Huddleston, 

Williamstown, Mass. 

Schenectady, N. V. 

Box 461, Clinton, N. Y. 

Amherst, Mass. 

Box 358, £. Cleveland, Ohio. 

Waterville, Me. 

Box 387, Rochester, N. Y. 

Middlebury, Vt 

Box 323, New Brunswick, N. J. 

842 Broadway. New York City. 

Box 662. Hamilton, N. Y. 

Providence. R. I. 

Box 158, Ithaca, N. Y. 

Marietta, Ohio. 

9 Marshall St., Syracuse, N. Y. 

Box 1289, Ann Arbor, Mich. 

Evanston, 111. 

53 Weld, Cambridge, Mass. 

Vol. II. 

JULY, 1884. 

No. 3, 


The Fraternity was, at this time, in a very flourishing condi- 
tion and contained a majority of the students. College politics 
ran high, and the strife between the secrets and anti-secrets for the 
various elective offices in the literary societies tended to unite us 
and give vigor and energy to the organization. The most exciting 
contest of the time, and one which stirred the whole college, arose 
at the annual election of officers in the ** Philotechnian " literary 


In this society, which was composed of half the college, the 
socials had a majority. The secrets, as usual, arrogating something 
to themselves from their standing, talents, or social prestige, de- 
manded more than their share of the officers and honors in the 
society. This was resisted, but they were given, as their right* 
their due proportion. 

Upon this a division sprung up, and the secrets and anti-secrets 
were pitted against each other in determined opposition. A debate 
ensued and continued for several successive evenings. The com* 
parative rights of majorities and minorities were discussed with 
fiery energy. 

The leader of the socials, afterwards valedictorian, was a man 
of cool, keen, and incisive speech. On the other side was a young 
man of distinguished family, possessing great vim and energy. 
Though considerably younger than his opponent he was the 
acknowledged champion and leader of the secret party. 

A more keen and exciting debate has seldom been witnessed. 
The talent, energy, and eloquence displayed on both sides was 
no mean exhibition. Neither would yield. Unless they could 
carry their point, a secession from the society was resolved upon 
by the secrets. After several days of excitement, and under the 
fear of a general row, President Hopkins was appealed to that he 
might arbitrate between the contending parties. He came in and, 
after hearing statements from both sides, counciled moderation on 
the part of the secrets in their demands. The President withdrew* 
The secrets refused to yield and the debate went on far into the 
night, increasing in fierceness and rancor. 

At length the leader of the secrets concluded a most bitter and 
furious harangue by asserting that their rights had been trampled 
down, and that to secede was their only remedy. At the same 
moment seizing his hat, and swinging it above his head, he called 
on his followers to strike for liberty and their rights. The uproar 
was tremendous. Every secret man rose to his feet, and, in a 
body, they left the hall with shouts and imprecations. 

We had not expected such a violent issue, and for a moment 
the stillness of death fell on us and we were confounded. Re- 
covering soon our wonted serenity, we said, " Let them go; we can 
get on without them." We then elected our officers accordmg to 


the programme, giving the secrets their due proportion, and the so- 
ciety went on as though nothing had happened. 

The secret party met in another room and, with great spirit and 
expectations, organized a new literary society, elected officers, and 
resolved to erect an independent hall for their use. Their com- 
mittee obtained permission to occupy for a site a piece of rocky 
ground closely adjacent to the old chapel on the east side. To 
this place they had several loads of limestone drawn for a founda- 
tion. But not getting the encouragement which they expected 
from other secret men, and scarcely any from the alumni, their 
ardency abated and the project was abandoned. The finale was 
the most ludicrous part, and was counted one of the best of all 
our college jokes. 

The stone for the foundation of their hall lay on the chosen 
spot for some time, till one night a few of the socials gathered and 
built up the stone into a round and well-proportioned monument 
about fifteen feet high, and surmounted it with an appropriate, and 
an extremely ludicrous, Latin inscription, in large letters, painted 
on canvas, lamenting the untimely demise of the promising enter- 

The next morning all the college as usual crowded to morning 
prayers, and as they approached the chapel, saw rising before 
them the tall monument with its sumptuous inscription. The 
ludicrousness of the situation was overwhelming, and such a shout 
of laughter as went up from the crowd of students, at the expense 
of the discomfited secrets, has been seldom heard. 

Thus the secession ended and most of the seceders returned to 

the society. 

Social, '47. 



Short as the night to him that sleeps, 
When the calm moon her vigil keeps, 

O'er all below, 
Is the brief span of this, our life, 
With all its weary toil and strife 

And endless woe. 

Scarce have the roses and the thyme 
Reached their full fragrance, ere the rime 

Their sweetness blasts. 
O'er every life, however bright, 
Death, iftill unseen by mortal sight. 

Its shadow casts. 

Within that princely hall of state. 
Where came earth's noble ones and great 

At pleasure's call, 
A hand appeared in fashion's blaze, 
And, 'mid the courtiers* deep amaze, 

Wrote on the wall. 

All silent was their laughter then; 
Hushed were the busy tongues of men 

In dumb affright. 
Where mirth and pleasure reigned before, 
And beauteous dancers spurned the floor. 

Now rests a blight. 

" Is no one here to pierce the gloom 
That shrouds these mystic words of doom ? " 

The monarch cries. 
Then the magicians all were still, 
And the astrologers, with skill, 

To read the skies. 

Even as he spoke, there silent crawled 
Within the town, so firmly walled, 

A deadly foe. 
Next morning, lifeless he was found 
Amid the dying forms around, — 

Ot scene of woe! 

To-day, 'mid scenes of festive mirth, 
To-morrow, and the silent earth 

Our bodies claims. 
The youthful spirit's ardent fire, 
And every fond and strong desire, 

Chill sorrow tames. 


Childhood and youth with hoary age 
Are but a single blotted page 

In time's great book. 
We pass it o'er with thoughtless mind, 
Striving some novelty to find 

At every look. 

Eager to start upon the race, 
Eager life's cares and toils to face, 

Is thoughtless youth. 
Rashly it follows every light, 
Whose beams delusive pierce the night. 

In search of truth. 

To-morrow's landscapes seem more bright 
In the uncertain, mellow light 

Of evening's ray. 
But when we reach that morrow land, 
Sorrows and labors round us stand. 

Even as to-day. 

Passion and fear with gloomy want 
Each comer of the journey haunt. 

Of this our life. 
Then fierce diseases come, and care. 
With envy, hatred, grief, despair. 

And wasting strife. 

Time drags along its toilsome length. 
Spent is our vigor and our strength; 

Old age comes on. 
The comrades of our youth have fled 
To distant climes, or else are dead, — 

They all have gone. 

Blindly we struggle through the world. 
By dark affliction's tempests whirled 

And tossed about. 
Assailed by foes where'er we tread, 
Till death doth break the slender thread 

And end the rout. 

Like the encircling boundless sea. 
Is that unknown eternity 

To which we haste. 
We play a moment on its shore, 
And catch the swelling voiceful roar 

Of the vast waste. 


Death, like a mighty river, pours 
Its floods around life's island shores, 

And hems us in. 
Alas! that such a stream should flow 
With all its misery and woe 

From human sin! 

Here the earth's noble ones and great 
Must mingle, in a common fate. 

With all that breathe. 
Nor strength, nor prowess here avail. 
Nor gilded arms, nor coat of mail, 

Nor glory's wreath. 

O Death! and is there naught beside. 
No other way to cross the tide 

Except through thee ? 
Is there no passage but thine own, 
No slender bridge, before unknown, 

Prepared for me ? 

O, who will tell me of that land 
Upon whose borders now I stand ? 

No friendly hand to guide me o'er. 
Darkness and clouds lie thick before, — 

I cannot see. 

And is this all of life, to be 
Tom with its doubts and misery 

And then to die ? 
When shall the soul unfettered rise 
And 'mid the sweets of paradise 

Triumphant fly ? 

W. A. Wilson, Syracuse, '86. 



As the college commencements take place, one after another, 
the campaigning for new delegations assumes again prominent 
importance. The methods of campaigning, the arrangement of 
electioneering committees, the standard by which new men are 
judged worthy or unworthy of election, differ as widely as do the 
several chapters where they are practiced. There can be no doubt 
but what all the chapters will do well to have their ideas modified 
by conference with one another on these questions; we would, 
therefore, suggest that each of the chapters send for the next issue 
of the Quarterly a sketch of the campaigning methods employed 
in obtaining new members. Interesting points of discussion are 
the size, constitution, and powers of the electioneering committee; 
whether majority or unanimity should be required in order to 
elect new members; how far Freshmen are worked upon before 
entering college; and how the electioneering work proper is carried 
on. The divergence on these points of our chapters makes a com- 
parison of views both advisable and necessary. 

After two years of preparation, with frequent postponements 
and delays, the Delta Upsilon Song Book has appeared. Both in 
contents and make-up, the book will compare most favorably with 
any fraternity work of the kind ever published. Perhaps the main 
cause of congratulation to members of the Fraternity, is the final 
accomplishment of an enterprise which has hung like a cloud over 
the six past conventions. A review of the book will be found 
elsewhere in our columns. 

On the fourth of July the Pan-Hellenic Council, called in the 
spring of 1883, will assemble in New York City. The occasion is 
important, being the first formal recognition of the new order of 
things which binds into unity the Greek letter fraternities, and puts 
an end to the traditional struggle between the several orders. 


Whether the Council will accomplish any permanent results or not, 
it will at least serve as a measurement of the extent to which, 
among the fraternities of the land, the old narrow bickerings and 
quarrels have passed away. In this respect it is an event, in the 
fraternity world, of historical importance. We gave in the last 
number of the Quarterly, a sketch of the standing of the various 
secret fraternities in relation to this Council. Briefly summed up, 
we find the positions of the secret order to be four in number. 
Some are so wrapped in the contemplation of their own holiness 
and perfection as to refuse contact with the unregenerate. Un- 
regenerate means, of course, every one not a member of the fra- 
ternity in question. There is fortunately but one order ranging 
itself under this head ; that is the esteemed brotherhood of Psi U. 
The second class is conservative, and is as yet reluctant to enter 
a convention where its interests may be controlled by outsiders. 
Chi Phi is the leading representative of this element. Third on the 
list come those who originated the entire scheme, and who are 
unhesitating in their advocacy of it. They look forward to some- 
thing more than a mere conference, and hope for permanent 
results and possibly permanent organization. Foremost among 
these is Beta Theta Pi. The fourth class comprises the fraternities 
which are conservative without being bigoted ; which recognize 
that a general exchange of views may result in great mutual bene- 
fit; and which will gladly welcome discussion, but are not ready 
to commit themselves. In this list are Alpha Delta Phi, Delta 
Kappa Epsilon, and other leading orders. 

It is in this class that Delta Upsilon would range itself. We 
hope that we are liberal enough to accept wise suggestions from 
any of our friendly rivals; but, at the same time, we are not rash 
enough to enter upon any definite agreement. The Council is an 
experiment. It may lead to great results, or it may end in smoke. 
If it prove a practicable machine of concerted fraternity action, 
Delta U. will be ready to lend its hand; but its efficacy must first 
be shown. 

Whatever may be the outcome of the Council, Delta Upsilon, 
in common with its progressive and liberal-minded fellow-fraterni- 
ties, hails it as a marked advance in the world of fraternity 



Hamilton College, Clinton, N. Y. 

Dear Brothers: — The current College year has been a very 
pleasant one for Delta U. at Hamilton. Our active membership 
numbers twenty-one, almost evenly divided among the four classes. 
The members received during the year, principally from the Fresh- 
man Class, are all men of the same general character as the chap* 
ter desires to maintain. That character, though not necessarily 
peculiar to Delta U., cannot fail of recognition by every one ac- 
quainted with College life at Hamilton. It is one that commands 
respect, and often a considerable degree of popularity. This is 
shown by the fact that during the College year, '81-2, three of the 
four Class Presidents and one Vice-President, were Delta U.'s. 
With '82 one was graduated, and the following year opened with 
the others still in office. This year we have the same number, two 
Presidents and a Vice-President. 

Our relations with other societies are very pleasant indeed ; 
and this, in a College where society feeling is so intense, is exceed- 
ingly gratifying. In athletics we have taken a very prominent part^ 
taking on field-day in the fall term, seven ist and four 2d prizes, 
and this spring four ist and four 2d. Our record in scholarship is 
goody two of our four Seniors having been elected members of 

While we recognize our own good points, we cannot be blind 
to the excellencies of other societies. ^ ^ has a strong chapter 
here of seventeen members, with a first-class hall in the village. 
She has good students among her members, having carried off the 
two highest honors in the Class of '84. Social fellowship is one of 
her objects especially well attained. 

The A J ^ Lodge is one of the ornaments of the Campus. 
. The chapter numbers seventeen men. They are in good trim, 
and, in short, the '* Alpha Delts " are " a good lot of fellows." 

¥"" 2^ is building a new chapter house, half way up the hill. 
Her members, seventeen in number, are somewhat uneven, both 
morally and intellectually. Her future prospects, however, seem 

Just across the street from the Campus stands the X W house,. 


in an exceedingly pleasant situation. X W is active in College 
politics and athletics, and does good work in the class-room. She 
has eighteen members. 

J K E is composed of hard students, two of whom took third 
and fourth honors in '84. She numbers fourteen members. 

jd X, with twenty members, makes a specialty of declamation, 
which is of more importance in Hamilton than in most classical 
institutions. This Society and jd K E are the only two that arc 
not taking active measures toward erecting chapter halls. Both 
occupy rented rooms at present. 

The utmost good feeling prevails among the several societies. 
About two-thirds of the undergraduates are members of one or an- 
other. Life at Hamilton has been full of interest this year, on ac- 
count of the four weeks' bolt of the Seniors last winter. Now, 
however, all trouble seems to have ceased, and we are looking 
forward to a pleasant Commencement. 


W. T. Ormiston, '85. 

Colby University, Waterville, Maine. 

Dear Brothers: — The publication of the Quarterly is a 
matter of especial benefit to a chapter situated as ours, away from 
the common paths of our brothers in other chapters. Its visits 
compensate in part for the lack of intercourse with our brothers 

In numbers our Society this year is about as usual, having eight 
or nine more than J K E, and some ten or fifteen more than Z V. 
With the graduation of '84, Delta U. will send out eight men, but 
the members remaining are a fine body of fellows in character and 
ability, so we have no misgivings in regard to next year. 

Our work this year has been of varying worth. There have 
been many things to impede our progress and interfere with our 
plans, but, notwithstanding all the drawbacks and discourage- 
ments, we have accomplished much. Our primary aim is liter- 
ary improvement. In this department we have not done our best. 
Some of our ablest and most faithful workers have been prevented 
by ill health, from taking part as actively as usual, and others have 
been unavoidably engrossed in matters outside of Society work* 




The practical worth of our literary work in shown in Delta U/s 
share of class and college honors. Since the re-establishment of 
oufchapter, we have taken more than our proportionate share of 
literary prizes and honors. 

This year we had the first and third of the four Junior parts. 
In the Sophomore declamation, two of the ten speakers were Delta 
U. men, and we carried off the first prize. In the Freshman read- 
ing we had but two representatives, and failed to win the prize. 
Of the nine speakers at the Junior Ex., during Commencement 
ireek, four are from our Society. Finally, Delta U. contributes 
four of the ten Senior speakers at Commencement. 

In athletics, our record for the past few years, ever since rec- 
ords began to be kept, in fact, has been excellent. In the field- 
day contests of last year, just one-third of the prizes awarded fell 
to us. This year we have the captain and three other members 
of the University base ball nine. 

We have now three other Greek letter societies as competitors, 
all of them secret. Between our Societv and each of the others, 
the greatest good feeling prevails. ^ K E is the largest and 
strongest of our rivals. Z W has a flourishing chapter here, and, 
lately, ^ -J has come among us. We have always claimed to be 
a rival, not an enemy, of the other societies, and in our life we 
have enjoyed the respect and confidence of all. We wish to main- 
tain our eminence, not by tearing down others, but by building up 
ourselves, and thus far the principle has worked well. 

We are fully in sympathy with all the Fraternity projects of im- 
provement The Song Book pleases, and we are now looking for- 
ward with interest to the appearance of the Quinquennial y knowing 
that that will be a most valuable assistant in our work in some 
lines. Our chapter is very strongly in favor of Society extension, 
believing that, within certain territorial limits, much is to be gained 
and nothing lost by such a course. 

On the evening of June 3d, our chapter had a successful and 
interesting public meeting. There was a good attendance of those 
invited, and the interest of the members was perceptibly quickened. 


John C Keith, '84. 


University of Rochester, Rochester, N. Y. 

Dear Brothers: — With the exception of two short periods, 
the course of Delta Upsilon in the University of Rochester has 
been one of continued prosperity since the foundation of the chap- 
ter more than twenty years ago. 

Many of the best men in each class have been, and are, to-day, 
numbered in her ranks Perhaps at no period in her history has 
she been more flourishing than at the present time. 

With twenty-five earnest, loyal members, strongly attached to 
each other and the fraternity, thoroughly imbued with the princi- 
ples which bind us together; with a pleasant hall, well furnished; 
with a body of resident alumni, about thirty in number, who take 
an active interest in the chapter and assist us in many ways, we 
are able to do work which we believe will be an honor to our chap- 
ter and to the fraternity, and we look forward to achieving even a 
greater success in the future than we have known in the past. 

It would hardly be disputed that in scholarship we take the 
lead. For several years we have had more honor men than any 
other societv. Since the valedictorian's honor was established six 
years ago, ^ T has had it four times in all, and for the past three 
years in succession, and it is acknowledged that we have the first 
men in the present Junior and Freshman classes. Of all the 
speakers at Commencement we have had 32.7,^, and of the speakers 
on the Sophomore Exhibition 30.5^. These speakers are ap- 
pointed on the ground of scholarship. Of all the prizes taken last 
year our boys took 27.2^, and the year previous 36.3 J^. Last year 
we had the first three men in the Sophomore class, and the first 
two men in the Senior class, these being the only two years out of 
the four when the standings are known. 

Socially, also, our men take a high rank. 

We may say, without Pharasaic boasting, that as regards moral- 
ity we aim to conform to the high principles of the fraternity. 

There exists a friendly feeling between our men and the mem- 
bers of all other societies here. There are chapters oi A A 0^AW^ 
J K E, W T, and X W, the last having swung out only about two 
months ago. 

A A ^ was the first chapter established at Rochester, and is at 
present in a flourishing condition. They rank, in scholarship. 



second only to ^ T^ and also have a high social and moral standing. 

Their present membership is nineteen. 

A KE, with twenty men, has improved in scholarship during 

the past few years, and have some excellent scholars among their 

present active members. The W T's claim to be the wealthiest 

chapter in the college, and have the largest body of local alumni. 

The undergraduate membership is eighteen. 

J W makes no special effort to secure scholarly men, holding 
that a college society should be merely for the purpose of social 
enjoyment They are at present few in numbers, having only 
eight full course men, and four of these are Seniors. 

Our weekly meetings consist of a literary programme, a recess 
for social enjoyment, and a session for business. The literary pro- 
gramme occupies from one hour and a half to two hours, and is 
varied each week to avoid monotony and to furnish the training 
which can be derived from a variety of literary work. The pro- 
grammes are made out by an executive committee, and are read 
four weeks ahead. In general, at each meeting, we have three 
declamations by the lower classmen, an oration or essay, and an 
address by the upper classmen, and a debate or paper, or some 
special exercise. The last three alternate. One- third of the mem- 
bers contribute to each number of the paper. Under the head of 
special exercise we have recently had a mock trial, extemporaneous 
addresses, the consideration of some author, resolutions introduced 
for Parliamentary drill, etc. Music and criticisms are also made 
prominent. Under the leadership of Brother J. C. Carman, the 
chairman of the song-book committee, the chapter has improved 
much in its singing during the past two years. The speakers are 
drilled by a committee appointed for that purpose before they are 
allowed to speak at the meetings. 

The social intermission lasts from one-half to three-fourths of 
an hour. 

Our officers are elected once a term, except the treasurer, libra- 
rian and corresponding secretary, who hold office for one year. 

We attribute our success in always securing from six to eight 
excellent men in each incoming class, partly to the splendid record 
of our chapter, and partly to our activity in " rushing." Our 
method of " rushing," which is the term used here to designate the 

efforts put forth by the societies to gain recruits from the Fresh- 


men, would be rather difficult to explain in a short letter^ but a 
few points might be interesting. We have a committee appointed 
called the ** Vigilance Committee," which has the matter in charge, 
although they are authorized to call upon any member for help, and 
every member is on the lookout to render assistance in any way he 
can. Various members of the Freshman class are met, taken 
around to visit the boys, and, after we have found out that a man 
is desirable, one or more of the committee talk with him, explain- 
ing our principles, the character of our men, our record, etc. This 
is kept up, with such variations as individual cases may require, 
until the party has come to a decision. The other societies here 
invite men whom they are " rushing " to many elaborate spreads. 
We do but little of this, preferring to influence them by our merit, 
rather than by filling their stomachs, although, after they are 
pledged, we invite them to a royal initiation banquet. 

We are often assisted by our alumni, who send us word about 
desirable men who they know are coming, and influence such men 
beforehand in our favor. We hope every Delta U. knowing of de- 
sirable persons coming here, would speak to them and write to us 
about them. 

Our fraternal enthusiasm has been increased by the Quar- 
terly and the new Song Book, with both of which we are well 
pleased. We heartily echo the sentiments expressed in the last 
Quarterly concerning the coming semi-centennial. 

G. F. Holt, '85. 

MiDDLEBURY COLLEGE, Middlebury, Vt. 

Dear Brothers: — Having been much interested in the favor- 
able letters from other chapters, we desire to add that the cause of 
Delta U. is progressing at Middlebury with quite promising results, 
considering the circumstances in which we are placed. 

Our College is, indeed, a small one ; for, though a supporter of 
but three chapters — the X Wy A K E, and our own — the member- 
ship of these is limited. Our chapter at present, in membership as 
well as in other respects, can be favorably compared with the 
others, but it will be greatly diminished at the departure of '84 

Though few in numbers, our interest in Delta U. is by no means 



proportionately small. Our meetings are usually well attended 
*nd an eflfort shown to derive from them the good for which they 
are intended. 

Our hall is well located on a second floor, situated directly 
under the X W hall, well adapted by construction to the purpose 
for which it is put. It is spacious, well lighted and commodious, 
being furnished with a library and piano, in addition to the essen- 
tials. The usual exercises consist of a debate, readings and music. 
This order is varied often to add interest and life to the meet- 
ings. Moot courts are held occasionally and thus far have proved 
a success in exhibiting the abilities which characterize the men 
both as speakers and pleaders. 

We took the lead in winning prizes the past year and the 
prospects are favorable to a rich harvest for the present year. 
Two of the leaders in the Senior class are Delta U.'s and their re- 
spective standings, which we have no reason to doubt as good, will 
soon be known. 

The societies here are on good terms with one another, and but 
little antagonistic feeling exists. 

In the opinion of the chapter, and of as many of its alumni as 
have seen them, the new song books are a great success, and we 
wish to extend our hearty thanks to those who so kindly con- 
tributed and co-operated in the work or arranging and completing 


W. N. Severance, '85. 

Harvard College, Cambridge, Mass. 

Dear Brothers: — When Brother Alderson, our delegate, re- 
turned from Marietta, he told us in glowing words of the enthusi- 
asm felt by other chapters and of the truly paternal feeling mani- 
fested at the convention, and lamented justly the sang froid of our 
chapter. Yet our chapter, you must bear in mind, is not wholly 
to blame, for it is in a refrigerator — it is at Harvard. Society en- 
thusiasm is almost a lost art here. Many jests are made at '* Har- 
vard indifference " about some things, but that indifferent feeling 
must be taken into account as one of the ''factest of facts." 


Here there is comparatively little class feeling. This is due 
not only to the size of the classes, which average about 225 per- 
sons, but also to the fact that by the elective system a man may 
choose courses which no others of his class take. This want 
of sympathy in the whole class is partly made good by the class 
societies. For instance, the Sophomore class has two Societies, the 
Everett Athenaeum and the Institute of 1770 ; there are usually 
about fifty men in the former and seventy-five in the latter. The 
Junior and Senior classes have the Pi Eta, the Hasty Pudding, and 
the Signet. There are, of course, athletic, musical and religious 
societies, as well as societies devoted to the study of some special 
subject, as history, finance, or philosophy. Then there are a num- 
ber of social clubs usually containing members from each of the 
three upper classes. They are the Alpha Delta Phi, the Beta Theta 
Pi, the O. K. and the Zeta Psi. None of these last clubs have a 
long list of members and there is not much heard of them. It is 
evident, too, that no single society of about twenty members can 
exert a very remarkable influence on the thousand or more students. 
It is naturally the case that many men at Harvard never heard of 
the Delta Upsilon Fraternity, and many more could not tell the 
name of a single person in the Harvard Chapter. But when this 
has been said, it may be added that there are many societies here 
much more insignificant than Delta U. and that no society here 
" rules the roost." Many Harvard men get their degrees who have 
never belonged to a social club, and it cannot be said at Harvard 
as it can, I believe, at most other colleges, that a man has not 
tasted college life unless he has belonged to some society. Fra- 
ternities, even, do not have the attraction here that they have else- 
where; probably for the reason that Harvard clubs in different 
cities take their place. 

Some Harvard societies are kept alive merely to furnish their 
members ** shingles." The club man at Harvard does not care for 
the club but he does care for the " shingle." The better he 
** shingles " his room with these emblems of popularity or talent or 
wealth, the happier he is. The '* shingle " is a Harvard institution; 
it is a simple certificate of membership, often bearing the society 
monogram and always a wax copy of the society seal ; it is made 
out in due form, and usually signed by the president and by the 
secretary. The whole is then neatly framed and used to decorate 


the walls of the student's sanctum. Our chapter, we hope, will 
sometime show as handsome a shingle as any. With us a commit- 
tee is appointed to look out for suitable persons, and we tell such 
persons that we can offer widespread acquaintance and friendship 
in other colleges for the future, and a society record of honors in 
the past. The result is that we have in the chapter some leading 
scholars and some gifted with the greatest social talent. Our 
nicetings are thoroughly enjoyed, and we only wish that the close 
acquaintance with members of other colleges which we anticipate 
for the future might be enjoyed a little more easily at present. 




An Alumni Chapter was formed at Rochester, N. Y., on June 

An Alumni Chapter will be organized at Albany in the early 
part of the faU. 

The Semi-centennial Convention of the Fraternity will be held 
in this city on November 26th and 27th. 

Many of the chapters have procured the convention banners, 
which were ordered at the last convention. 

We wish to call the attention of the corresponding secretaries 
of the chapters to Art. 5, Section 7, of the Constitution. 

Several of the chapters have initiated '88 men. Madison leads 
with seven from the graduating class of Colgate Academy. 

The Rutgers Chapter held their Annual Reunion on Tuesday 
Evening, June 17th, at the chapter rooms in Masonic Hall. 

The Michigan Chapter purpose to celebrate the Semi-centennial 
by taking the largest Freshman delegation they have ever had. 

Delta U. graduated fourteen men at the University of Michigan 
this year; eleven from the Academic, and three from the Law De- 


The Williams Chapter now numbers fourteen members. Seniors 
three, Juniors three, Sophomores five, Freslfmen three, "and 
more to follow." 

G. F. Holt, '85, has been elected Corresponding Secretary of 
the Rochester Chapter, for the coming year. Address : P. O. Box 
387, Rochester, N. Y. 

The Fifth Annual Meeting of the Delta Upsilon Camping Asso- 
ciation, will be held at Bolton, Lake George, during the latter part 
of August. Information in regard to location, means of access, ex- 
penses, articles required, etc., can be had from Marcus C. Allen, 
Sandy Hill, N. Y., or F. M. Crossett, 83 Cedar Street, New York 

Delta U. has seven professors in the Faculty of the Corre- 
spondence University. William R. Dudley is Professor of Botany; 
William Trelease Professor of Botany and Horticulture; Burt G. 
Wilder Professor of Physiology, Comparative Anatomy and Zo- 
ology; J. Henry Comstock Professor of Entomology and General 
Invertebrate Zoology; Simon Henry Gage, Assistant Professor of 
Physiology, and Lectures on Microscopical Technology; Oscar H. 
Mitchell, Professor of Mathematics and William Channing Rus- 
sell, Professor of History. 


Dear Brothers: — In the last issue of Vol. I of the Quar- 
terly was an account of our camp on Lake George. It gave a 
good summing up of our time; but neither that article nor any that 
can be written, can give any adequate description of what we en- 
joyed during those two weeks on the Lake. The enthusiasm alone 
of our little band was worth traveling a thousand miles to see. 
The woods fairly rang with joy and life when we sang our glees 
and shouted our yell: **Rah, Rah, Rah, Rah, Vive la Delta U." 

Our camp is situated near Bolton Landing, on what is called 
Barker's Point, and is but about half a mile from the hotels. It 
is one of the loveliest spots on the Lake, as is evidenced by the fact 
that there are seven hotels within a range of a mile — among them 
the Sagamore, the best on the Lake. 

Our party was heartily welcomed on all occasions by the Tisit- 
ors at the hotels, and in return gave one or two entertainments. 


Matters of great interest to the Fraternity were freely discussed, 
until each felt that, in some measure, there was responsibility rest- 
ing upon his individual efforts. All the camp needs, to be of great 
power and service to Delta U., is to have it fully patronized by 
every chapter. We want undergraduates as well as alumni, who 
will carry back the spirit of the camp. 

The expenses of the camp last year were about fifteen dollars, 
but will be less this year on account of the equipment now on hand. 
Almost every college student will spend that amount during his 
sunmier vacation. But nowhere can he have such a glorious old 
time as at our camp. The writer will warrant that every one who 
is there will have an enjoyable and profitable season, and carry 
away, in memory, one of the brightest scenes of his life. 

Let every one make a try for the camp, and we may be sure 
there will be a large representation. Those who are intending to 
go should make it known at once by sending their names to the 



William F. Walker, '86, 

P. 0. Box 718, Secretary. 

Amherst, Mass. 


The first annual Banquet of the Chicago Alumni of the Delta 
Upsilon Fraternity, was held on Friday evening, May 2d, at the 
Palmer House, Chicago. A good representation of the alumni of 
the city was present, besides a fair representation of the Delta U. 
^ys of the Northwestern Chapter, through whose influence, largely, 
the Alumni Chapter was established. 

After a short time spent in forming and renewing acquaintances, 
those present repaired to one of the parlors where an elegant 
supper was waiting. 

The feast of good things was partaken of with a spirit charac- 
teristic of Delta U. men, and helped increase the good feeling so 
manifestly present. 

After supper the presiding officer of the evening, the Hon. E. 
B. Sherman, Middlebury, '60, with a few felicitous remarks, pre- 
pared the way for the excellent toasts that followed. 

The Hon. Wm. Bross, Williamsi '38, gave a toast on **The 


Press." Prof. Ira W. Allen, LL.D., Hamilton, '50, on " Educa- 
tion." The Hon. George W. Kretzinger, Union, '39, followed 
with a toast on " The Bar." The Rev. Martin E. Cady, Middle- 
bury, '69, toasted "The Pulpit." Wilbur F. Atchison, North- 
western, '84, gave a toast on " The Fraternity, Viewed from an 
Undergraduate Standpoint." The speeches consisted of com- 
mingled wit and wisdom, and were received with deserved ap- 

A committee appointed for the purpose, nominated the fol- 
lowing gentlemen as officers of the Association for the following 
year, who were unanimously elected: President, Hon. Wm. Bross, 
Williams, '38; Vice-President, Hon. George W. Kretzinger, Union, 
'39; Secretary, Parke E. Simmons, Cornell, *8i. The evening's 
enjoyment was closed with singing a number of college songs, in 
which the Northwestern boys took a prominent part. All de- 
parted expecting to be present again next year, and desiring 
to do all they could, in the meanwhile, for the prosperity of 
Delta U. 


About nine years ago invitations were issued for the ** First 
Annual Reception of the Syracuse Chapter of Delta Upsilon." 
The chapter had come to realize the necessity of such a step, for 
Syracuse University was a co-educational institution, and many 
warm friends were to be found among the '* daughters of Syracuse." 
These annual receptions were held from year to year in the Chapter 
Hall until the growth of the chapter warranted something more 
elaborate. Three years ago, having decided to give a larger and 
more elegant reception, the Hotel de Burns was made the place of 
gathering for the clans. It was a success. The next year the 
same place was the scene of festivities, successfully carried out. 
These yearly gatherings have come to be acknowledged the finest 
of anything given during the college year. For weeks previous 
the young ladies are on the qui vive; new dresses are planned, and 
every known detail is thoroughly discussed. The last reception 
was given Thursday evening, February 21st, at the Hotel de Burns. 
The Committee of Arrangements were Messrs. Tipple, Walker, 
Crane, Banister and Hutchinson. Invitations were sent to the 


neighboring chapters, and from Cornell came Brothers R. J. Eidlitz 
and D. H. Decker. 

The guests began to assemble about nine o'clock, and were 
received in the parlors by Brothers Ezra S. Tipple and^Frank R. 
Walker, assisted by Miss Nellie Lake, Miss Anna Laura Shedden 
and Miss A. Grace Wert. Two hours were spent in becoming 
better acquainted. General good feeling was everywhere apparent. 
At about eleven o'clock the guests filed into the large dining- hall, 
where the tables had been arranged in the form of a Roman cross. 
The table decorations, especially the flowers, were much admired. 
The centre piece was a lofty pyramid, a magnificent specimen of 
the florist's ,art. The banquet, consisting of twelve courses, was 
appreciated and enjoyed by all. Between the courses, the boys, 
assisted by their lady friends, sang college and fraternity songs. 
Brother E. C. Morey presided, and in a happy manner proposed 
the first toast, to '* Our Fraternity." E. S. Tipple, in response, 
spoke of its rapid growth, its standing in the college world, its 
purposes and its deeds. The " Guests " were facetiously toasted 
by Frank R. Walker. John T. Roberts, '76, Assistant Editor of 
the Northern Christian Advocate^ spoke feelingly for the alumni, 
stating that it was their purpose to build a house for the chapter 
as soon as possible. At this the dining-hall echoed and re-echoed 
with applause. W. A. Wilson toasted the reputation of the chapter 
in a charming little poem, while F. W. Hemenway, '82, spoke for 
the Song Book. W. M. B. Tuttle told of the past, A. M. York, 
discussed the present and J. S. Bovingdon predicted for the 
future. H. A. Crane toasted the Quarterly, M. N. Frantz, the 
professors, and H. H. Henderson, the sister chapters. P. L Moule, 
'78, in conclusion spoke of pioneer life in the far west, where he is 
engaged in business. There were a number of alumni present to 
make merry with the younger ** boys." 


Class oflices held by Delta U. — C. M. Clark is choragus of the 
class of '84, G. S. Duncan, Sec. and Treas. of '85, C. H. Perry, 
Secretary of the class of '86. 

F. T. Ranney, '84, has just completed his term as Editor-in- 
chief of the Williami Athenxum. C. H. Perry, *86, is at present 


on the board, and is also Editor-in-chief of the Gulielmensianj the 
Williams annual. 

Charles B. Ames, '85, is Vice-President of the Athletic Associa- 
tion and Secretary and Treasurer of the Bicycle Club. 

Frederick T. Ranney, '84, is acting as umpire for the Williams 
Base Ball nine. 

Calvin M. Clark and John H. Burke have received Commence- 
ment appointments. 

Charles H. Perry is one of the five speakers from the Sophomore 
class who contend for the Moonlight prizes at Commencement. 

Geo. S. Duncan has been elected the first President from the 
class of '85 to the Philological Literary Society. 

The chapter has been fortunate in securing as a chapter house 
for the coming year the one occupied by the Sigma Phi Society. 
The latter are building a new hall at a cost of $40,000. 


Commencement week begins Monday, June 23d. A large 
number of college alumni are expected this year, among whom we 
hope to welcome many of our fraternity. Our rooms are situated 
directly opposite the ** Given's Hotel," and their use is cordially 
extended to every Delta U. who may then visit " Old Union." 

The Song Books have been received, and, with the aid of a 
piano and violin, are being tested with general satisfaction. 

We are pleased to acknowledge short calls this term from 
Brothers Duncan, Ranney and Loveland of Williams, Miller and 
Wager of Hamilton, Walker of Amherst, Crossett of New York, 
Smith of Cornell, Truesdell of Madison, Foster of Northwestern, 
who recently graduated from the Albany Law School, and D. J. 
Darrow, Union, '50. We also received a visit from the Rev. Wil- 
liam I. Pond, Union, '52, of Saratoga Springs, who was on his way 
west, where he intends to locate in the insurance business. When 
in college Brother Pond acquired the sobriquet of the An ti- Bolter, 
because of his strenuous opposition to " bolts," a fact which seems 
strange to the average college student. 

In the Quinquennial work one form received from a member 
of the class of '54 contains the following answers: 

20. List of documents and articles of interest in your posses- 


** The most interesting articles are four fine children, two boys 
and two girls." 

21. Further particulars ? 

*'I have a better knowledge of Latin than when I graduated. 
Hold my own well in Mathematics, but have forgotten much 
Greek, although I occasionally read it." 

How many of the class of '84 will be able to send in such a 
report to their chapter thirty years hence. 

Moore and Clark, '84, and Randall and Dorwin, *S6^ attended 
the Inter-Collegiate Contests at New York, May 24. 


The Hamilton College Y. M. C. A. was in part represented at 
the last State Convention at Buffalo by Philip N. Moore, ^S6, and 
Chas. S. Van Auken, '86. 

A prize essay on **The Influence of Rivers upon History," 
from the pen of Fred. W. Griffith, *S6y appears in the March No. 
of the Hamilton Lit. 

During the last vacation, W. T. Ormiston, '84, in response to 
an invitation extended by the Board of Education of Saratoga, 
N. Y., delivered a course of five lectures on Mineralogy, before 
the High School of that place. While there he was the guest of 
E. N. Jones, Hamilton, '^^^ Principal of the High School, and of 
Albert L. Blair, Hamilton, '72, Editor of The Daily Saratogian. 
Before returning to College he had the pleasure of meeting also 
W. C. Mills, Union, '85 ; C. M. Clark, '84, C. B. Ames, '85, and L. 
A. James, 85, Williams; D. B. Howland, '83 and E. M. Bassett, 
'84, Amherst; and W. B. Hawkes, '78, Marietta. 

After an absence of one term, E. Root Fitch, ^^6^ has returned 
to college. 

Charles N. Severance, '84, has been obliged to leave college 
for a time on account of ill health, and is under medical treatment 
at Geneva, N. Y. 

George W. Warren, '84, who has passed the winter as an in- 
structor at Whitestown Seminary, has resumed college duties. 

We were happy to receive visits from two of the members of 
the Williams Chapter recently, Geo. S. Duncan, '85, and R. E. 
Loveland, '86. 


Prof. F. M. Burdick, Hamilton, '69, delivered the first of a course 
of lectures on " Civil Government," before the Oneida Co. Teach- 
ers' Association, in Utica, April 18. In the Glee Club that accom- 
panied him were C. S. Van Auken, ^S6, and E. Root Fitch, 'S6. 

At a recent election, Plato T. Jones, '85, was elected President 
of the Hamilton College Y. M. C A. 

Edmund J. Wager, '85, represents Delta U. on the Board of 
Editors of the Hamilton Lit. 

Among the competitors in prize declamation at Commencement 
are E. J. Wager, '85, and Charles S. Van Auken, 'Zd, 

J. A. Adair, '84, will pass the summer in and about Dunkirk, 
N. Y., and in the fall enter Lane Theological Seminary at Cin- 
cinnati, O. 

C. F. Porter, '84, obtained a dismission from college at the 
opening of the present term, and is finishing his course at Amherst. 

John G. Peck was historian, and Harry P. Woley read a poem 
at the class supper of '87, given at the Butterfield House, Utica, 
May 29. 

On Wednesday, May 28, the Freshman class nine of Syracuse 
played the Hamilton Freshmen a game of base-ball. Among the 
nine Syracusans were five Delta U.'s, in whose company we passed 
a very pleasant evening. 


W. P. White and A. L. Struthers, '87, will represent Delta U. 
on the Social Union prize speaking. 

Edward M. Bassett, '84, was a successful competitor for the 
five to speak for the Hyde prize at Commencement. 

Walter P. White, '87, is one of the Freshman five to speak for 
the Kellogg prizes at Commencement. 

Edward M. Bassett and Cassius M. Clark, '84, have been elected 
members oi ^ B K. 

George A. White, '86, having again received the largest number 
of prizes at the annual gymnastic exhibition, is director of heavy 
gymnastics for the coming year. 

Alonzo M. Murphey, '86, at the annual election of the open 
societies, was elected treasurer and poet of Alexandria. 

Of the Senior delegation, two will teach, two enter business, two 
study law, while one will travel abroad, and one is yet undecided. 



Three of our men are out of college this term. 

J. Ross Lynch, '85, is city editor of the Evening Auburman, of 
Auburn, N. Y., which position he will hold until college opens next 
fall. W. S. Truesdell, '86, is teaching in Yates Co., N. Y., and E. 
T. Parsons, *2f6y is developing his muscle on his father's farm. 

Four of the twelve men appointed, on the ground of scholar- 
ship, to speak at the Sophomore exhibition, are Delta U.'s. 

Two of the nine Seniors appointed to speak at Commencement, 
because their average was over 90 per cent., are Delta U.'s. 

Out of twelve prizes that have just been awarded, Delta U. re- 
ceived five, four being first prizes. 

Chi Psi established a chapter at Rochester, about two months 
ago, with II men, only 7 of them being full course men. Little 
has been said by the other Society men of their entrance here. In 
the opinion of many the number of students is not large enough to 
support six chapters. 

Three men who will enter college next fall from the Rochester 
Free Academy, have been pledged to join Delta Upsilon. 

We are making preparations for our annual reunion banquet, 
and expect to have our usual pleasant time. 

In addition to the class day officers announced in the last num- 
ber of the Quarterly, Brother George M. Simonson is Tree 


The Rutgers Chapter carries off, as usual, more than her share 
of the Commencement honors, among them beingthe Valedictory, 
Salutatory, three of the nine ^ B K men, all six of the members 
speakers on the Commencement stage, and five, possibly six, of the 
seven Senior prizes. 

George Davis has received the Latin Salutatory — first honor. 

M. Linn Bruce has received the Valedictory — the first rhetor- 
ical honor. 

William P. Bruce, '84, has been elected the master's orator of 
his class. 

Peter S. Beekman, George Davis, and W. P. Bruce, '84, have 
recently been initiated into the ^ B K society. 

George Davis, '84, received the Suydam prize for Natural 


Sciences, the Broadhead Classical prize, and the Moral Philosophy 

W. P. Bruce, '84, was the successful competitor for the Van 
Doren prize on " Missions." 

M. L. Bruce, '84, received the Suydam prize for the best Senior 

Charles £. Pattison, James G. Meyer, Peter S. Beekman and 
W. P. Bruce are among the speakers for Commencement. 

James G. Meyer and M. L. Bruce, '84, C and F. Deshler, '85 
and '86, are on the college base-ball nine. 

Charles Deshler, '85, has been chosen one of the orators for 
the Junior exhibition. 

Peter S. Beekman, '84, is President of the College Bible Society. 

L. B. Chamberlain, ^S6, is Secretary and Treasurer of the 
Athletic Association. 

Elmore De Witt, '86, is Vice-President of the Athletic Associa- 

H. M. Voorhees and F. Deshler, '86, are members of the 
college Glee Club. 

F. Deshler, ^S6, and F. A. Pattison, '87, are directors, from their 
respective classes, of the Athletic Association. 

Two of the three head editors of TAf Targum^ for the present 
year, have been Delta U. men. 

Charles and Frederick Deshler are the college Lawn Tennis 


Of the four honors of the class of '84, the New York Chapter 
of Delta U. receives three. 


Charles H. Lellman, Jr., has been appointed to deliver the 
Classical Salutatory, John D. Blake the English Salutatory, Lewis 
B. Paton the Philosophical oration, and Thomas Watters has also 
been appointed to deliver an oration, thus giving four of our five 
Seniors Commencement speeches. 

Six members of the University Glee Club are Delta U.'s. 

George A. Minasian^ our only Junior, has been elected a mem- 
ber oi^ BK. 

Lewis B. Paton, '84, received the first Butler-Eucleian prize for 


Charles H. Lellman received the second fellowship of $200, 
and John D. Blake the third fellowship of $100, awarded at 
Commencement by the University. 

Of the Senior delegation Blake, Paton and Watters will study 
theology. Bush will be a dentist, Crossett engage in real estate 
brokerage, and Lellman will study medicine. 


In the class of '84, Marion L. Brown, A T, is Valedictorian ; Eu- 
gene A. Rowlands, -^K-K, Salutatorian; James C Colgate, -^ iiT £^, 
has 3d honor ; Charles C. Van kirk, B Q 11^ 4th honor; Dewey L. 
Martin, J T, 5th honor; T. B. Caldwell, A T, 6th honor; S. C. 
Johnston, A T^ was the seventh man. Seven men are entitled to 
^ B R keys. Thus out of the seven B K men Delta U. has 
four, one of whom is Valedictorian. 

In the Junior class Delta U. had no contestant in the Baldwin 
Greek prize. A. W. Reynolds, A K E, took first, W. G. Fenell, 
iEonian, second. 

In the Sophomore class Charles H. Dodd, Delta U., took the 
first Allen prize in essay, and J. H. Vosburgh, A KEj the second, 
Wm. E. Weed, B & Ily honorable mention. 

In the Osbom Mathematical prize William C Whitford, Delta 
U., took the first prize, William E. Weed, BOH, the second, and 
Edward E. Whitford, Delta U., the third. 

In the Junior class John S. Festerson, Delta U., took the first 
Lasher prize for essays, Charles H. Douglass, 5 71, the second, 
and L. B. Curtis, iEonian, honorable mention. 

In the Senior prize debate, which takes place Commencement 
week, Delta U. will have two men, M. L. Brown and Dewey L. 
Martin. This debate has been established with the class of '84. 

Fred. W. Grifiith and Charles S. Van Auken, Hamilton, *S6j 
were the guests of the chapter for a few days. 

In the Kingsford prize declamation, Delta U. has two men, 
Charles J. Butler and Wm. H. Cossom. 

The annual reception of the Madison Chapter took place in the 
chapter house, Wednesday evening, June nth. 

On Tuesday, June loth, the chapter initiated seven members 
of '88, all graduates of the Colgate Academy. Fenton Craig 


Rowell, one of the men, took the first Dodge prize, and was Vale- 
dictorian of the class. George William Douglass took the second 
Dodge prize, and ranked second man in the class. 


Commencement. — The one hundred and sixteenth Commence- 
ment has just passed with the usual share of honors for Delta U. 
Brother Bronson, the recipient of the Carpenter premium, delivered 
the Latin Salutatory. Brother Scoville was another of the Com- 
mencement orators, while Brothers Tuller and Wakeman received 
appointments, but were excused from speaking. 

Brother Scoville was also one of the speakers at the Ivy plant- 
ing on Class Day. The poet of the class was Brother Gow, who 
received numerous compliments and congratulations from pro- 
fessors and friends on his delightful poem, ** The Flower of Cor- 

Two more of our '84 men received ^ B K elections this year, 
while of the seven appointments in '85 the ist, 3d and 6th were 
received by Delta U. men, the 2d and 4th by Alpha Delts, and the 
5 th and 7 th by Oudens. 

Senior Public. — Four times each year the chapter is accus- 
tomed to invite its friends to a literary social, which, in distinction 
from our ordinary meetings, we call a Public. These entertain- 
ments have made our Society very popular throughout the city> 
and especially with the young ladies. 

The literary part of the programme varies greatly with each 
Public. Sometimes we have a debate, sometimes one thing, some- 
times another, but college songs and a social half hour or so at the 
close are never omitted. The closing Public of the year, given the 
evening before Commencement, is usually conducted chiefly by 
the departing Seniors. The programme this year was as follows : 


Poem^ ...... Frank M. Bronson. 


Essay on '* Freshness^'* .... George B. Wakeman. 


Two Loons, ..... Frank H. Andrews. 


Wholesome Words to Tender Youths, Wilbur B. Parshlcy, '86. 


Remarks by the President, . . Albert A. Baker. 


At the close of his remarks the President of the chapter called 
upon several of the alumni present, and from all we received hearty 
responses, full of pleasant reminiscences of college days, and words 
of encouragement and appreciation of the work of the Society. 
The great advantage these Publics are to the Society, and the 
pleasure which they afford both our friends and ourselves, make us 
wish that some of the other chapters in the Fraternity might adopt 
a similar plan. 

Of the Senior delegation, — Andrews will teach and study chemis- 
try in Providence ; Baker will engage in editorial work at Attleboro', 
Mass. ; Bowen, Bronson, Tyzzer, Wadsworth and Wakeman expect 
to teach ; Gow will spend a year of study and recreation with his 
father ; Scoville will settle in Rochester, N. Y., and Fuller will go 
to Newton, Mass. 


B. H. Fisher, '85, was recently elected President of the Cornell 
Engineering Association, and is now captain of a squad of Junior 
engineers, who, together with the Senior engineers, are surveying 
Crooked Lake and vicinity. 

A. A. Packard, *S6, is elected Editor on the Cornell Era for 
the ensuing year. 

Frederick W. Hebard, '87, is elected Editor on the Cornell 
Daily Sun for the ensuing year. 

James E. Russell, '87, has been secured by the Ithaca Daily 
Journal as University reporter. 

Our Delta U. professors and their wives, together with our resi- 
dent grtduates, spent a pleasant evening with us on May 27. 

Dclbert H. Decker, President last year of the class of '85, 
entered this year the class of '84, and besides being appointed one 
of the Commencement speakers, has been elected a member of 

Last spring, at the first election held by the chapter of ^ -B -RT, 
there were nine members elected — A A one, B & 11 two, K A G 
one, independents four, A Tone, viz., C H. Anderson, who was 
also appointed as one of the Commencement speakers and Class 
Day orator. 

This spring there has been eight members elected to ^ -B K — 


A K E one, ^ X one, independents five, and ^ Tone, so that 
^ T has had her share of honor in this direction also. 

The ^ T Convention, held here May 5th and 6th, was well 
attended; as a part of their ceremonies occurred the laying of the 
comer-stone of the new chapter house, which the X chapter of 
W Tis now building on the Campus. 


Of the six honors conferred upon the class of '84 by the college. 
Delta U. receives four. R. R. Lloyd receives the Salutatory, 
Allen E. Beach, first Philosophical oration, Chas. G. Dawes, second 
Philosophical oration, E. F. Dunn, second English oration. 

Brothers Beach, Dawes, Dunn and Lloyd, '84, received elec- 
tions to ^ B K, 

Charles S. Mitchell, '86, and Edward B. Haskell, '87, have been 
appointed as prize declaimers at Commencement. 


The only honors that can be obtained in the way of scholar- 
ship at this University are appointments for the Sophomore elocu- 
tionary rehearsal and as Commencement orators. Ten persons are 
selected for each of these exercises. This year Delta U. has two 
men on each of these lists. Last year five out of seven of our 
Seniors appeared as Commencement speakers; this year two out of 
three will appear. 

In the annual field day exercises, which occurred May 23, 
Delta U. took her full share of honors. Frank R. Walker, '84, 
filled the position of Master of Ceremonies with credit t6 himself 
and the chapter. Henry H. Murdock, '85, and John S. Boving- 
don, '87, represented their respective classes upon the Committee 
of Arrangements. In the seventeen contests Delta U. took six and 
a half first prizes, ^ K E five and a half, W T three, and the 
"Medics" two. John S. Bovingdon, '87, took throwing the 
hammer, one mile walk, putting the shot and the hurdle race. 
George W. Kennedy, '87, running broad jump and the hop, skip 
and jump. 

The first three men on the University nine are Frank Bell, '86, 
J. S. Bovingdon, '87, and C. X. Hutchinson, '87. 


C X. Hutchinson is Captain of the Freshman nine, upon which 
IWta U. has four men. 

The Syracuse Standard now has four members of the Syracuse 
Chapter on its staff: Richard E. Day, '77, Charles H. Eggleston, 
'78, W. W. Walsworth, '83, and Ezra S. Tipple, '84. 

Ezra S. Tipple and Frank R. Walker have been appointed 
Commencement speakers. 

Fred. B. Price and Will A. Wilson, '86, have been appointed 
Elocutionary Rehearsal speakers. 

Ezra S. Tipple, '84, will represent the Standard during the 
summer at the Thousand Islands, and will enter Drew Theological 
Seminary at Madison, N. J., in the fall. 

Frank R. Walker, '84, will probably study law in the city. 


The University of Michigan offers none of those inducements 
to extra exertion, on the part of her students, that are so many and 
various in some colleges. A few years ago the last trace of such a 
thing was obliterated by the abolition of Junior exhibitions. For 
this reason Michigan Chapter can have no list of honor men. Of 
the honors that students confer upon each other, however, Delta 
U. has her fair share here as elsewhere. 

Tuesday evening of Commencement week, the class of '84 in 
Delta U. will give a banquet to all of their alumni and under- 
graduate brethren who are able to be present in the city. Many 
visitors are expected, and a grand old reunion is anticipated. 
Hon. Austin Blair, Union, '39, Ex-Governor of Michigan, Presi- 
dent of the Fraternity, '81-82, has announced his intention of 
being present, as has also Rodney M. Edwards, Trinity, '74, State 
Editor of the Detroit Evening Journal. A large number of the 
alumni of this chapter will return to us. '79, our first graduating 
class, will be represented by Prof. J. B. Johnson, of Washington 
University, St. Louis, Mo. Brother George N. Carmen, '81, will 
probably officiate as toastmaster. 

We have a scheme in consideration for establishing a fund for 
a chapter house. We feel the need of one here, and we are sure 
that despite the youthfulness of the chapter we may build in a few 
years. Of course we desire to raise the necessary funds in such a 
manner as not to burden our alumni or undergraduates, and yet 


do it rapidly. We shall not build until we can do so without 
involving the chapter in debt to any considerable amount. The 
plan is not yet completed in all its particulars, but we have decided 
upon the general course to be pursued. A nucleus of $1,000 was 
presented to the chapter by brother Wilmot S. Pennington, '79, 
upon his death-bed. 

The ways in which our Seniors intend to play their part in the 
world are quite various. Brothers Stanard and Caleyron will de- 
vote themselves to medicine ; Hall will study law ; Stalker, theol- 
ogy ; Clark, Burnett and Byrnes, civil engineering ; Hawley and 
Chamberlain will be journalists ; Carmen a meteorologist, and 
Beach an Australian book agent. 


W. F. Atchison and L. E. Bell have received Commencement 

Leon E. Bell, '84, received the 2d prize in the Dunoon Oratori- 
cal contest. 

W. F. Atchison, '84, took one of the Deering essay prizes. 

R. J. Fleming, '85, took the 2d prize on the Gage debate 

We have taken one of the prizes on each of the contests in 
which any of our boys was engaged. 

Frank Reynolds, N. W. U., ex-'85, who has been in school at 
Boston for the past year, is back at Evanston, 111., where he will 
spend the summer. 

Rev. Robert H. Pooley, N. W. U., '82, G. B. I., '84, is filling 
the pulpit of the Methodist Church at Oak Park, 111. 

Will H. Foster, N. W. U., ex-'85, who graduated this year at 
the Albany Law School, is visiting among the boys here. He is 
about to enter the office of a prominent lawyer at Genesee, III. 

Rev. W. A. Evans, N. W. U., '82, G. B. I., '84, will occupy the 
pulpit of the Congregational Church at Woodstock, 111., for another 

Rev. John C. Butcher, N. W. U., '81, G. B. I., '84, who is 
preaching in the Methodist Church at Meachans, 111., expects to 
finish his course at the Chicago Medical School next year. 

The Song Books are here and are the subject of much favor- 
able comment among us. The size and appearance of the books 


please; and we hope to gain more enthusiasm for our work through 
this inspiring medium of song. 


F. S. Churchill, *86, is a member of the 'Varsity Lacrosse 
team. A. G. Webster, '85, has become an enthusiastic canoeist. 

The competition for admission to the list of candidates for 
Boylston prizes for elocution took place recently, and three mem- 
bers of Delta U. succeeded in getting on the list. They are John 
B. Wilson, '84, G. R. Nutter, '85, and A. G. Webster, '85. 

Nine Bowdoin prizes, ranging from fifty to one hundred dollars 
in value, are given yearly for the best essays on prescribed subjects. 
It is considered a great honor to obtain one of these prizes during 
the college course. Brother Charles A. Whittemore took one in 
his Sophomore year and has just taken another in his Junior year. 


The breezes of April wafted into the editorial rooms of the 
Quarterly a modest little magazine with a light green cover, 
*^ailing from a ladies' college fraternity in the west. The Anchora 
■"^hich our lexicon informs us is the Latin name for anchor — is 
^^ title of the newcomer; and an engraving of a woman guiding a 
*^*t through a gloomy sea towards a bright angel in the sky be- 
yond, gives a hint at the allegory of the name. The Delta Gamma 
'maternity, which stands sponsor for the new magazine, comprises 
twelve thriving chapters in as many colleges of the west. In a 
Wght editorial our journalistic sisters describe the genesis of the 

** For many long months the ore has lain hidden deep in the 
ieart of every Delta Gamma; but it required much labor and ma- 
chinery to mine it, to bring it to the surface, and to smelt it. Then 
it had to be transported from Mississippi and Michigan, from New 
York and Minnesota, and from many other States, to Akron, there 
to be put into the blast furnace and heated, then molded into shape 
for an Anchor which shall, we trust, save our little Delia Gamma 
ship in all the storms through which it may have to pass." 

The sympathizing heart of the Quarterly deemed it easy to 
bid the little craft god-speed without a fear of storms and wrecks. 


Why should the waters where it would sail be other than peaceful, 

the winds other than balmy? But another page of the Anchora 

taught us how much we had misjudged the lot of our fair friend. 

Here are enumerated the frightful hardships of the fraternity's 


" Young Anchora, you are born into a rough and stormy world; 
you must work, and perhaps fight, for yourself. There is fierce 
competition, and trampling of the strong over the weak. It snows 
and blows and freezes, and again there is so great heat that to ven- 
ture out in midday causes faintness, unless one is possessed of great 
endurance. In your Southern missions, you will get so warm that 
the perspiration will drip from your young forehead, and you will 
feel obliged to take off your shoes and go barefoot. At night you 
will keep your window open for fresh breezes, and the air will come 
in, filled with the fragrance of wild flowers and the songs of the 
mocking bird. But you cannot remain there always, for you must 
go on Northern duties. * Glad tidings ' must be carried there, 
where the air is so cold that, when out, ere you are aware, your 
ears and nose and toes will be bitten by the frost, and you will be- 
gin to weep because of the cold, and the tears will freeze while 
trickling down your cheeks. But do not give up; be of good cour- 
age, for there are brave-hearted ones there to receive and welcome 
you always. They are accustomed to the cold, and ere long you, 
too, will feel it less." 

Why bless your heart, sister Anchora^ the North is not so bad 
as that. Our climate may be a trifle cold, but there is always ge- 
nial warmth where the Greek-letter fraternities have kindled their 
perpetual fires. And let us breathe a brotherly word of encourage- 
ment, that while the fraternities of the North are on the spot, the 
" fierce competition " and the " trampling of the strong over the 
weak " shall not harm Delta Gamma. 

The last number of the Alpha Delta Phi Star and Crescent is 
issued in accordance with one of the most valuable and appropri- 
ate traditions of the order. It is the Convention number; and as 
the Convention was this year held with the Wesley an Chapter at 
Middletown, the publication and editing of the Star and Crescent 
for this issue was given over to that chapter. It is a double-sized 
number, and all the articles, of which there is an unusual abun- 
dance, are written over the signatures of Middletown alumni of 
Alpha Delta Phi. The plan is made possible by a rule of the fra- 
ternity, by which the Star and Crescent is often placed for a single 


issue in the hands of one of the chapters. The plan of a Conven- 
tion number, however, is an especially fitting tribute to the enter- 
taining chapter. 

As a rule the fraternity publications, in their comments upon 
one another, display a moderation and liberality which is credita- 
ble to the organizations they represent. Once in a while, however, 
one runs across a startling and amusing exception. A few months 
ago the Sigma Chi, organ of the order of that name, published a bit 
of chapter correspondence from Wabash College. Herein, as the 
old debaters used to say, lies the root of the matter. The Sigma 
Chi correspondent ventured to remark upon the relative standing 
of the other fraternities at Wabash; and with a temerity hard to 
understand, made its criticisms without submitting them to the ap- 
proval of the Phi Kappa Psi, which has a thriving chapter on the 
spot. The article appeared, and Phi Kappa Psi was not favorably 
treated. Now, Phi Kappa Psi, too, has a publication. It is called 
the Shield; in this case, perhaps, it would be more appropriately 
denominated the Spear ^ or the Shiliaieh', or the Dynamite Gun — so 
utterly does it demolish the correspondent of Sigma Chi, This is 
the reply made by the Shield: 

* While we loathe to answer an article written by a literary thief 
and indorsed by men of such small calibre as constitute the Sigma 
Chi of Wabash College, yet the fact that a conclusion based on false 
premises conveys a perverted truth, demands that it should not 
pass unnoticed. * * * a more plebeian herd never greeted 
mortal eyes than the gang of Sigmas which infests this institu- 

Those who complain that the days of Pott, the able editor of 
the Eatanswill Gazette^ and Slurk of the Eatanswill Independent^ 
have passed away, will find some consolation in this modern repre- 
sentative of their methods. 


Zeta Psi has three class presidents at Williams. 

The ^ ^ club of New York city opened their headquarters at 
No. s East 27th street, Tuesday, June loth. 


President Eliot, of Harvard University, has been elected presi- 
dent of the National Senate of Phi Beta Kappa. 

Another county heard from. Says the Phi Delta Gamma for 
April: **The matter of Song Book is getting along tediously.** 


Phi Kappa Psi is said to have a standing committee on Necrol- 
ogy, whose duty it is to keep a correct record of all the deaths oc- 
curring in the fraternity. 

The Phi Gamma Delta objects to the statement of our last 
number, that their fraternity disapproves the pan-hellenic council 
plan. They claim, on the contrary, to have been among the first 
to advocate it. 

^^Delta Upsilon purposes to establish chapters at Tufts, Deni- 
son and the Universities of Iowa and Kansas in the near future." 

The old lie. This time it is the Chi Phi Quarterly and the Phi 

Gamma Delta. 

The monthly fraternity magazines are beginning to realize that 
their task is too much for them. The Phi Delta Theta Scroll 
doubles up on its numbers, the Zeta Psi Monthly is to be published 
as a quarterly, and Phi Kappa Psi also talks of changing. 

The Phi Gamma Delta evidently has some private reason for 
regarding with unkindness the Phi Delta Theta fraternity. Its 
clippings from fraternity magazines in its May- June number com- 
prise four uncomplimentary references to Phi Delta Theta. 

A movement is on foot, so says Rumor, to establish a chapter 
of Phi Delta Theta at Ann Arbor. They have five men in attend- 
ance. Michigan University is just now suffering from want of 
facilities to accommodate all its many fraternities. There is no 
room for another fraternity. 

In the elections which have just been given to '86 at Yale, by 
the Junior societies, W J" has put in practice the policy adopted 
some time ago, reducing the number of men chosen from each class. 
The delegation this year numbers but 26, while ^ K E takes its 
usual crowd, numbering 44 men. 

The Psi Upsilon Diamond reports with evident pleasure, in 
its March number, the following bit of fraternity manipulation; 


** Brother McCargo was pledged ^ KE, and the night set for his 
* * ■ • 

initiation, when Psi U. stepped to the front and a week later initi- 
ated him into her mysteries." 

"We are told that Kappa Alpha — after establishing three new 
chapters in three months, and with one under way at Johns Hop- 
kins—is making arrangements to invade the best Northern colleges, 
follomng in the wake of Alpha Tau Omega and Sigma Alpha Ep- 
silon.^Phi Kappa Psi SM'M. 

"Zeta Psi is running a chapter at Princeton. The faculty pro- 
hibition is evaded by initiating men at Rutgers." — Phi Delta Theta 

Unless rumor is greatly mistaken, Zeta Psi is not alone in its 

'W rosa '* occupation of Princeton. 

Beta Theta Pi is busy discussing the names of its chapters. 

The Greek alphabet was long since exhausted, and more recently 

founded chapters have been named by combinations of two Greek 

letters. This has created much confusion, and a movement is on 

foot to revise the entire system of chapter nomenclature. 

The Phi Delta Theta Scro//, the Phi Kappa Psi SAiM, and the 
Chi Phi Quarterly, have appeared in new and improved forms. 
The Scro/l displays on its cover an elaborate engraving in the usual 
style of secret society art. Among the points of interest in the en- 
graving, are a large altar, a flame, a scroll hanging dangerously 
near the fire, and a Sunday school banner. 

An early number of the Century will contain an article on " Col- 
lege Societies" by John A. Porter, of Washington, D. C. Mr. 
Porter has taken a great deal of pains to make his article both fair 
and accurate. The facts regarding the several fraternities have 
been furnished by well informed members or by the fraternity pub- 
lications. Mr. Porter has occupied six months in the collation of 
his facts. 

A racy bit of chapter correspondence : 

" Anybody married? Well, you see, not exactly. Don't let on 
we told you, but there are vague rumors that our cor. sec. is en—, 
but there, I daren't * give it away.' * For goodness sake don't say 
I told you.' Boughton is bound not to get married until he gets 
ready, notwithstanding our expectation of the event for some time." 
—Beta Theta Pi for May. 



An exchange names the fraternity men in the 48th Congress 
from Indiana, as follows: Senators — Daniel W. Voorhees, Beta 
Theta Pi; Benj. Harrison, Phi Delta Theta. Congressmen — 
Thomas R. Cobb, Sigma Chi; William S. Holman, Phi Delta Theta; 
Courtland C. Matson, Beta Theta Pi; Thomas M. Browne, Delta 
Tau Delta; Thomas B. Ward, Phi Delta Theta, and William H. 
Calkins, Phi Kappa Psi. 

James G. Blaine is a graduate of Washington and JefiFerson 
College class of '47, and is said to be an honorary member of Delta 
Kappa Epsilon. Logan is not a college graduate. This contrasts 
curiously with the Republican nominees of 1880. Garfield was a 
member of Delta Upsilon (Williams '56) and Arthur of Psi Upsilon 
(Union '48). It is a singular coincidence that Williams is the 
mother chapter of Delta U., and Union of Psi U. 

The Delta Gamma Anchor a^ organ of a ladies college fraterni- 
ty, evidently has an eye to the future in the matter of membership. 
The following is from their April number: 

" In answer to a sister chapter, who asks: * Do you have any- 
particular yell ? ' we can say, * Yes, two of them; Miss Grace Mer- 
rill, of Earlville, aged seven months, and Miss Florence Tallman, 
of Perry, N. Y., aged eight months ; both pledged Delta Gammas '* 

A correspondent of the Beta Theta Pi has an opinion which 
must be distressing for his brethren in the order to hear. Never- 
theless he recklessly sets it loose in a recent number. The opinion 
reads as follows: 

" It is my opinion that the worst thing Beta Theta Pi has to 
contend with here is the fact that we have no rivals of a broad^ 
national standing." 

Western fraternities please copy. 

W. R. Baird, author of " American College Fraternities," was 
not a member of Beta Theta Pi during any portion of his college 
course. He graduated from Stevens Institute in '78, and was at 
the time member of the Alpha Sigma Chi fraternity, whose chapters 
were at Rutgers, Stevens Institute, and Cornell. In 1879 Mr. Baird 
was general secretary of the fraternity, and in that year propositions 
were made to unite the fraternity to Beta Theta Pi. At the con- 
ventions of the two orders in that year, the plan was carried out, 
and all the members of Alpha Sigma Chi, undergraduates and 
alumni, were admitted to Beta Theta Pi. 



" It appears, that very much of the work of the pan-hellenic 
conference is already being done by the quiet and unnoticed forces 
of natural growth and tendency. And a point to which we would 
especially invite attention is, that the work begun cannot but go on, 
whatever be the outcome of the conference itself. There is no go- 
ing back now. It would be as impossible for the fraternities again 
to assume their old hostile * offish,' or even indifferent attitudes 
towards each other, as for the dawn to turn about in its course and 
be swallowed up again in the night. Things are in motion in fra- 
ternity life, and they are bound to go somewhere; nor can there be 
any great doubt as to the direction they will take." — Beta Theta 
Pi for April. 

3n iHcmoriam. 

WILLIAM J. FISH, Middlebury, 78. 

William J. Fish died at Minneapolis, Minn., on the 17th of 
May. He was born April 14, 1857. When seventeen years old 
he entered Middlebury College, and was graduated Valedictorian 
in the class of '78. Leaving college, he accepted the principalship 
of Beeman Academy, New Haven, Vt., but at the end of his first 
year he was obliged to resign on account of ill health. During the 
past five years he had been variously employed, as his strength per- 
mitted. It is no disparagement to the many illustrious sons whom 
Middlebury has sent forth from her classic halls, to say that few 
ever enjoyed her fostering care who were more richly endowed by 
nature than the subject of this sketch, or in their early manhood 
gave nobler promise of future usefulness and honor. He was a 
brilliant scholar, endowed with marked powers as a writer and 
speaker, and seemed destined to move the minds of his fellow-men. 
He enjoyed the confidence and esteem of those who knew him 
best; by his genial nature he endeared himself to their hearts, and 
has left many here in Vermont, as well as in his far western home, 
to mourn his untimely end ; — untimely, men would say, but our 
Father "doeth all things wtW—MiddUbury Register. 



The Song Book. 

" The Song Book of the Delta Upsilon Fraternity is at last a 
reality." We quote from the preface of our brothers, the Commit- 
tee; and, we may say, it is received as it has been presented, "with 
feelings of keenest pleasure." To what extent these feelings have 
been deepened or disturbed by a careful examination of their work, 
we will proceed, with fraternal firmness and candor, to state. We 
do not propose (nor do we believe the Committee w^ould wish it) 
to imitate the arts of Dr. Johnson's '* Supple Gaul," by which it 
is made to appear, that 

" In every face a thousand graces shine, 
From every tongue flows harmony divine," 

for in that case we might, like the ** rugged Briton," 

** Strain out, with flattering diffidence, a lie, 
And get a kick for awkward flattery." 

We say, then, frankly, we are not entirely pleased with the book. 
We take the Committee at their word when they write that the im 
perfections of an amateur work of this kind are apparent; but they 
are hardly justified in concluding thereupon that all the apparent 
imperfections are inseparable from it. Indeed, it is because of our 
confidence in the musical and literary judgment of the Committee, 
fully warranted by portions of their work, that we regard it as pos- 
sible for them to have avoided the imperfections to which we shall 
refer. We cannot, in the nature of the case, be " careless their 
merits or their faults to scan." The Song Book critic is a very 
different sort of person from the amiable village preacher. We 
will be careful to scan both their faults and their merits — but first 
the faults. A shower will clear the atmosphere. 

Our idea of a Fraternity song book is, that it should contain the 
convenient mode of expression of the Fraternity's deepest feelings, 
whether in its happiest or saddest mood. It should hold in musi- 
cal solution its philosophy and poetry. It should be a conduit of 
melody through which might flow, in rippling or plunging measure, 
the finest sentiments and the most tumultuous enthusiasm of our 
fraternity life. Now look at our new Song Book — the feelings are 
there, the philosophy and poetry are there — the sentiment, the en- 
thusiasm, — but what of their translation into music? Suppose we 


suggested to a candidate for purposes of " cultivation," that he 
might acquaint himself with some of our best thoughts and feelings 
through the medium of our Fraternity songs, which ought to have 
been true enough, it occurs to us that he might come back, after an 
attempt to do so, with the reply that Horace Greeley made to the 
professor who was urging the importance of the Greek language as 
a study, iti order that its philosophy and poetry might be enjoyed 
in the original, that " he did not want to swallow a whole aqueduct 
in order to get a drink of pure water." Horace Greeley did not, 
perhaps, appreciate the beauties of his aqueduct. We certainly 
would not attempt to force a comparison between the " language 
of culture" and this newly presented conduit of Delta U.'s joys 
and sorrows. 

We cannot help but feel, however, if we may be allowed slightly 
to change our figure, that we would have enjoyed better some of 
the really meritorious productions of our song writers, could they 
have been divorced from the too frequently common place melo- 
fe to which our fraternal co-laborers have seen fit to wed them. 

In a word, the songs themselves are fairly above the average of 
similar productions. But the music to which they have been 
adapted seems to us, with a few delightful exceptions, to be com- 
posed largely of that sort contained in Sunday School Hymn Books 
l>efore the advent of Sigismund Lasar and Sir Arthur Sullivan. It 
win not be necessary to specify. " Comparisons are odorous." Be- 
sides, the songs of merit will be at once singled out by the Frater- 
nity, and the remaining bulk of mediocrity will " join the innumer- 
able caravan that takes its way to the silent halls of " — oblivion. 

The Committee say, truly, that " the great aim of the Fraternity 
is unification." But we feel that they have misconceived the ten- 
dency of a ** song book representative of the whole Fraternity " in 
accomplishing that aim. The object would be better conserved by 
better music, even though representing less of the Fraternity, nu- 
merically and geographically. 

The part which a song book can do in the work of unification, 
is, presumably, to supply songs which we can all sing in common. 
But we are not likely to sing the songs simply because they are rep- 
resentative, but, if at all, because they are melodious or responsive 
to our prevailing humor. 

Yet we do not find fault so much with the really original num- 


bers of the music, for most of them are charmingly fresh and in- 
spiriting, but we do regret that in those numbers which are ar- 
ranged from popular airs, of which the major part of the work is 
composed, the good taste displayed in the delightful arrangements 
from ** Faust," " Lohengrin " and " William Tell," was not more 
extensively followed. We do not see why we should be grateful 
for having perpetuated, in our Song Book, such time worn melodies 
as " Maryland," " Red, White and Blue," ** Annie Laurie," etc. 

But, apart from all this, we cannot imagine what could have 
induced the Committee to place in the Appendix such a lot of old 
musical saws as '* Bull Dog on the Bank," " Last Cigar," " Upidee " 
etc. Perhaps our brothers of the " Excelsior " State are not yet 
familiar with the many new and superior songs rendered by the 
Glee Clubs that have, of late, delighted the public ear; or is it be- 
cause they think these old standbys still represent the musical 
standard of taste in Delta U.? 

We do not look for Wagnerian harmonies, even in a song book 
of this year of our Lord 1884, but we had a right to expect a some- 
what choicer selection of songs from the now widely improved field 
of college music. 

Still, we are not, by any means, entirely displeased with the 
work. The book's appearance, inside and out, could hardly be 
improved upon. And the songs with original music, are, with rare 
exceptions, too good for criticism. They will doubtless win as they 
merit that sincerest form of praise— a general use in Camp and 
Chapter House. Some of them have the genuine Delta U. ring, 
and seem to have power to lift one (who is initiated) right off his 
feet and set him down in the midst of a roaring Delta U. Camp^ 


" Sports that wrinkled care derides, 
And laughter, holding both its sides," 

and others, in the more genuine spirit of ** L' allegro," seem to be 

of those 

" Soft Lydian airs, 
Married to immortal verse. 
Such as the meeting soul may pierce, 
In notes of many a winding bout 
Of linked sweetness long drawn out ; 
With wanton heed and giddy cunning 
The melting voice through mazes running, 
Untwisting all the chains that tie 
The hidden soul of harmony." 




'42. John Healey Kellom, who has lived since 1856 in Omaha, Neb.^ 
has removed to Tustin, Cal., where he has an extensive orange and lemon 

'44, The Rev. Cyrus Taggart Mills, D.D., Principal of Mills' Seminary, 
Brooklyn, California, died April 20th: 

He was graduated at Williams College in 1844. studied theology in 
New York, married Miss Susan L. Talman, of Ware, and became a mis- 
sionary in Ceylon, being in charge of the Batticotta Seminary until 1853, 
when ill-health sent him back to this country. After being in business for 
a few years at Ware, he was in 1 860 elected President of the college in 
Honolulu, Hawaiian Island. He served two years, and then, needing a 
more invigorating climate, he went to California, where he established a 
female seminary near Oakland, Some years ago he and Mrs. Mills placed 
the establishment in the care of trustees, to be devoted to the cause of 
Christian education. While at Pomona, in Los Angelos county, a few weeks 
since. Dr. Mills suffered from what seemed a slight injury to his right arm, 
but it led to a serious trouble, rendering amputation necessary, which re- 
sulted in his death. The degree of D. D. was conferred upon him by 
Vniliams College in 1870. — Boston Journal, 

'47. The Rev. Charies H. Gardner, Ph.D., Ex-Principal of the Ferris 
Institute, is Principal of the Gardner Institute, No. 603 Fifth Avenue, New 
York city, a ladies seminary of long standing and high rank. 

'47. The Rev. Samuel Frederick Bacon is pastor of the Presbyterian 
Church at Oshkosh, Wisconsin, which has recently had a large increase in 

'50. The Rev. William Edward Merriam, formerly President of Ripon 
College, Ripon, Wis., is pastor of the Franklin Street Church, Somerville, 

'50. President P. Mason Bartlett, D.D., S.T.D., of Marysville College, 
Tennessee, has been deeply afflicted by the death of his talented daughter, 
the authoress. 

'56. The Rev. James McLean died at Springfield, Mo., January, 1884, 

*6o. The Rev. George R. Leavitt, of Lowell, Mass., is a contributor to 
the Monday Club collection of sermons for 1884. 


'50. D. J. Darrow, a newspaper proprietor at Brookings, Dak,, recently 
visited his alma mater. 

'53. C. C. Miller, M.D., has given up medicine, and is making a spec- 
ialty of bee-keeping at Marengo, 111. 

'54. In speaking of the class of '54, who hold their reunion upon the 
anniversary of the thirtieth year of their graduation at next commence- 
ment, the Concordtensis refers to eight Delta U. men who have become 
prominent in their various callings, as follows: the Hon. Ormanzo Allen is 


now on the bench at Austin, Minn., the Hon. Orlow W. Chapman, of 
Binghamton, N. Y., has been State Senator, Insurance Commissioner of 
the Slate of New York and State Attorney for two terms. Among the five 
prominent physicians are Peter R. Furbeck. of Gloversville, N. Y., Wal- 
cott N. Griswold, of San Fiancisco, Cal., and Philander G. Valentine, Pro- 
fessor in the St. Louis Medical College. Philip Furbech, of Little Falls, 
N. J., is one of the distinguished divines and Amos R. Comwell, of Ord- 
way, Dakota Ter., and Prosper M. Miller, of Friendship, N. Y., arc among* 
the prominent teachers. 

'55. F. A. Chase is Professor of Physical Sciences at Fisk University, 
Nashville, Tenn. 

'57. The Hon. Marcus P. Norton is a prominent lawyer of Boston. 
Mass. ; he is largely interested in railroad enterprises and has offices at 6 
and 7 Bowdoin Square, Boston, and 229 Broadway, New York city. 

'58. H. L. Harter, for many years Professor of Mathematics and Vice- 
Principal in the Potsdam Normal School, is at present in the insurance 
business at Albany, N. Y. 

'58. The Rev. T. A. Sansom is Principal of the Industrial School for 
Indian g^rls, at Muscogee, I. T. 

'58. L. T. Heritage is Cashier of the National Bank of Emporia, 

'59. J. H. Carter, a prosperous farmer of Lexington, Ky., writes that 
he "is well located in the best country in the world — the celebrated blue- 
grass region of Kentucky, famous for its fair women, brave men, fine 
horses and short horn cattle." 

'60. W. H. Pitt is Professor of Chemistry in the Buffalo High School. 

'63. A. W. Atwood is a member of the Philadelphia bar. Editor-in-chief 
of the Philadelphia Sunday Union, Manager of the central and southern 
department of the Keynote of N. Y. City, a musical and dramatic publica- 
tion with a circulation of 70,000 copies, and in addition to this, is quite a 
prominent lecturer and contributor to various magazmes. 

'71. A. L. Rogers is engaged in the lumber business in New York city, 
with office at 108 Wall St. 

'72. D. S. Lamont is private secretary to Gov. Cleveland, at Albany, 

N. Y. 

'73. W. F. Rost is teaching music in Troy, N. Y. 

'74. G. B. White has an extensive law practice in Amsterdam, N. Y., 
and is a partner of Judge Westbrook. 

'74. Hon. Geo. M. Viall was elected State Senator of Vermont in 1882, 
eight years after graduation. 

'76. Homer Greene is practicing law and writing poetry at Honesdale, 

'79. J. G. Weeden is teaching at Greenfield Centre, N. Y. 


'57. The Rev. Dr. Arthur T. Pierson is pastor of the Bethany Pres. 
Church in Philadelphia, which grew out of a mission founded by John 


Wannamaker about a quarter of a century ago. It is now the largest 
Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia, and has a Sabbath school of more 
than two thousand ^m^Ws,— Hamilton Lit, 

'65. The Presbyterian Society of Lyons, N. Y., testifies its appreciation 
of the Rev. L. A. Ostrander, by adding $200 to his salary. 

^68. Henry Randal Waite advocates ** Federal Aid to Education " in 
the May number of The Princeton Review. 

'68. Myron G. Willard, of Mankato, Minn., is Secretary of the Board 
of Trade of that city. He has extensively advertised its claims as a busi- 
ness centre, and as a safe place for the investment of capital. 

'69. Chas. H. Searle, of Utica, delivered the principal address on Deco- 
ration Day in that city this year. It was an able and thoughtful oration, 
and was received with much applause. The Utica papers published a 
liberal abstract of the address. 

'69. Willard H. Lillibridge, of Detroit, Mich., was recently admitted to 
practice in the courts of the State of Delaware, so that he might there pros- 
ecute a proceeding in an important suit involving nearly $400,000. 

'69. The Rev. Martin D. Kneeland, of Fredonia, N. Y., is chairman 
of a committee appointed at a meeting of the Hamilton Alumni, held at 
Saratoga, in connection with the last Presbvterian General Assembly, to 
raise an Alumni fund of $100,000 for the college. 

'yo. Architect Fred. H. Gouge, who drew the plans of both Knox Hall 
and North College, is to do the same work for the Utica City National 
Bank, the Hon. Theo. S. Sayres' new building, and M. B. DeLong's furni- 
ture establishment of that city. 

'75, The Rev. Eneas McLean, of Conejos, Col., has been elected a 
trustee of the Presbyterian College of the Southwest, situated at Del 

'81. Robert J. Thompson, recently graduated from Union Theo. Sem., 
has been licensed to preach by the Presbytery of Syracuse. 


'59. Rev. S. E. Herrick, D.D., of Boston, preached the annual sermon 
Wore the American Seaman's Friend Society, in Broadway Tabernacle, 
New York city. May 4th. 

'73. G. W. Hale, formerly of Montague, Mass., is now dealing in 
njusiad merchandise at Greenfield, Mass. 

'73. Henry Gibbons, formerly principal of the Central High School, 
Pittsburgh, Pa., is now Prof, of Greek at Western University, Edge- 
wood, Pa. 

'74. Chas. G. Steams, formerly of Boston, Mass., is now practicing 
inedicine at Brookheld, Mass. 

'76. Rev. Wellington J. White's present address is at Canton, China, 
A. B. C. F. M. 

'77. Erasmus B. Waples is teacher of Mathematics and History at 
Ritterhouse Academy, 140 S. 20th St., Philadelphia, Pa. 


'77. The Rev. Joseph B. Hingcley's address is New Bedford, Mass., 
and not Philadelphia, Pa., as was stated in the last number- of the 

'78. Andrew D. Heffem is rector of the Episcopal Church at Hillsboro\ 

'80. Rev. Chas. F. Hopkins is supplying the pulpit of the First Baptist 
Church at Fargo, Dak. 

'82. F. C. Partidge has graduated from the Columbia Law School, and 
now holds a responsible position in the Rutland Marble Works, Rutland, 
Vt. He intends, however, to pursue his study of law. 

'82. Frank L. Nason is Professor of English Literature at the Troy 
Polytechnic Institute, Troy, N. Y. 

'83. J. H. Manning is teaching in West Barnstable, Mass. 

'83. A. D. Noyes has left the staff of the New York Tribune^ and is 
now doing Wall street for the New York Commercial Advertiser, 


'57. The wife of the Rev. Robert A. Patterson died, recently, at their 
home in New Rochelle, N. Y. 

'62. The Rev. C. B. Parsons has removed from North East, Pa., to 
Knowlesville, N. Y. 

'64. Prof. Charles Forbes, M. D., Professor of Sciences in the Roch- 
ester Free Academy, delivered a lecture before the Photographic Society, 
on the evening of May 19th. 

'6$. The Rev. James McWhinney has resigned his pastorate at Port- 
land, Me., and accepted a call to the ist Baptist Church, Cambridge, 
Mass., which field was left vacant by the resignation of Rev. W. T. Chase, 
Colby, '65. 

'66, '81. Hon. Alexander B. Lambert on, and W. H. Beach, both 
of Rochester, N. Y., were among the invited guests who accompanied 
Mr. H. H. Warner in a special car to the Republican National Convention 
at Chicago. 

'68. The Rev. David Crosby, of Penn Yan, was a member of the Ex- 
amining Committee at the Rocnester Theological Seminary, at their recent 
commencement exercises. 

'74. C. B. Parker, M.D., is practicing medicine in Cleveland, O., and 
is, also. Professor of Physiology in the Medical Department of Western 
Reserve University. 

'74, '79. The Rev. Homer C. Bristol, '74i formerly pastor of the Baptist 
Church, Cedar Rapids, la., and John E. Bristol, '79, of Auburn, N. Y., 
have been spending some months in Santa Barbara, Cal., for their health. 
Brother Bristol recently wrote that his health had been greatly benefited 
by the climate. 

'75. Charles R. Williams is literary editor of the New York Warld^ 
and connected with the Associated Press. While a tutor at Princeton, 
Mr. Williams published an edition of Lucian with notes, -which is lai^y 
used as a college text-book. 


'76. Hon. J. A. Driesz, of Lockport, is a member of the New York 
5tatc Assembly. 

'77. Dr. E. B. Angell, of Rochester, N. Y., who is meeting with marked 
Success in his practice, read an interesting and valuable paper before the 
CI antral New York Medical Association at Rochester, May 20th, on the 
•Subject, " Reflex Action and its Value in the Diagnosis of Spinal 

'78. David Hays, a rising young lawyer of Rochester, has entered into 
l>artnership with J. Breck Perkins, one of the most successful lawyers in 
t.lie city. 

'78. F. L. Lord is meeting with deserved success as publisher of TA^ 
Mail, Kalamazoo, Mich. 

•79. The Rev. C. M. Brink, pastor of the ist Baptist Church, Des 
^loines, la., is Vice-President of the Des Moines Baptist Social Union. 

'79. J. C. Ransom is Professor of Languages at the Grand River Insti- 
tute, Austinburg, Ohio. 

'81. D. J. Ellison graduated from the Rochester Theological Seminary 
last month. 

'82. D. J. Myers, who is studying in the Rochester Theological Semi- 
nary, will occupy the pulpit of the Ninth St. Baptist Church, Cincinnati, O., 
during the summer. 

'82, '84. A. S. Carman, '82, and John C. Carman, '84, sang in a con- 
cert given by the Carman family at the Baptist Anniversaries neld in De- 
troit, Mich., May 21-28. 


'69. William E. Griffis is temporarily occupying the chair of Moral 
Philosophy at Union College. 

'71. Revs. A. Hageman, J. H. Salisbury and J. P. Searle, '75i were 
among the delegates to the General Synod of the Reformed Church, held 
at Grand Rapids, Mich., June 3d. 

'73. John H. C. Nevius is with Stewart Hartshorn, Manufacturer of 
Self- Acting Window Shade Rollers, at 486 Broadway, New York city. 

'75. J. W. Sutphen is principal of a flourishing private school at Somer- 
ville, N. J. Four of his students expect to enter Rutgers ; one, Colum- 
bia, and one at Harvard. 

'75. Rev. B. V. D. Wyckoff was recently installed pastor of the Re- 
formed Church at Readington, N. J. 

'75. Rev. J. H. Salisbury delivered the address at the Anniversary 
of the Society of Inquiry of the New Brunswick Theological Seminary, on 

May 1 8th. 

'76. Rev. P. H. Milliken has been chosen to deliver the sermon be- 
fore the next meeting of the classis of Paramus. 

'78. R. W. Prentiss is in the employ of the United States Government 
in the Nautical Almanac office, Washington, D. C. 


'79. Rev. Thco. Shafer was married to Mrs. Kate Stout, on May 13th, 
at New Brunswick, N. J. The Rev. H. Hageman, '79, assisted in the 

'79. Geo. Van Derveer is practicing law in Somerville, N. J. 

'80. Charles A. Horn is Assistant Librarian of the Brooklyn Library. 

'81. Cornelius L Haring, having recently graduated from the Colum- 
bia Law School, has left lor the West to practice in his profession. 

'81. I. S. Upson is Biographer of the Alumni Association of Rutgers 

'81. Rev. George H. Stephens has received a call to the Reformed 
Church at Oakland, N. J. 

'81. Rev. T. G. Wyckoff has received and accepted a call to the Re- 
formed Church at Annondale, N. J. He delivered an address at the an- 
niversary of the College Bible Society, on May i8th. 

'81. James S. Wight has just begun the practice of law in Perth Am- 
boy, N. J. 

'82. John Morrison has left the Seminary, for a short time, to recu- 
perate his health. He is at the Blynn House, New Valley, Adirondack 

'82. Wm. I, Chamberlain will take the charg^e of the Reformed Church, 
85th St. and 3d Ave., New York, during the temporary absence of the 
pastor in July and August. 


'74. The Rev. J. C. Allen is pastor of the First Baptist Church of Eliza- 
beth, N. J. 

'76. The Rev. A. Wayland Bourn has accepted the call of the Thirty- 
third Street Baptist Church of New York city. 

'81. Marcus C. Allen, one of the best known, most popular and enthu- 
siastic members of the Fraternity, was married at Albany, N. Y., on June 
nth, to Miss Isabel Gallup, daughter of Albert Gallup. The ceremony 
was performed by the Rev. Dr. Irving Magee, Williams '57, of King^ston, 
N. Y. Miss Cora R. Churchill, sister-in-law of Senator Warner Miller, 
acted as brides-maid and Byron W. Gallup, groomsman. The ushers 
were Prof. Ralph W. Thomas, Madison '83. and Frederick M. Crossctt, 
New York '84. Among the large number of valuable presents with which 
the happy couple was favored was a handsome gold-headed cane, bearing 
on one end of the handle a -J jT monogram and on the other '* compli- 
ments of the Madison Chapter." The Union Chapter, with which Brotner 
Allen has spent the past year in a post-graduate course of chemistry, pre- 
sented a beautiful silver ice-pitcher and drinking cup. On the pitcher was 
engraved the word " Union," and on the cup a large jd T monogram. 
Among the large number of guests were many Delta U.'s, the Union 
Chapter being especially well represented. Brother Allen and his charm- 
ing wife have the best wishes of the Quarterly and a large circle of ac- 
quaintances for their future happiness. 

'77. l.^l".i O. H:-.v=ri .5 .Vis^iir.: £-:;=■. ;.:r>: -" t'-i V. 5 IV ram- 
mer.: ■::' A^.:iii-Tt 1: \V:i5r_r.^;-. Z. C 

*So W. N. D B-ri -.^Titfs : • S-.rt Ir^vir.^ C:— ell 1 r.iv* ^**7. er.- 
ga^ed :z ir.t c^Ct z - * j: tsf. 2- i : : 5 : ~ ? ex: e - : r. : r. t 7 n : -^ re : :' : >. t ■* e ;- 
erlnar.* sc:-r.:e, :::\-:.::'r. I ::-ck 2. sp-e^riil :"-r5-e v.-..= ir. c:"e-ce- I re>.de 
abou: a n:ilr fr:r?. zht city cf E~?w:V.i. Kir.>i5. :l-1 ~; rir.j-. .s .r. Gnxr.- 
"woDu Co.. 25 miles s:-^-: cfher-." 

'82. Frar»k b. C-yzotr :s :: Srhj-ols v. LeMi>5. lovx 

'82. Seward Mot: is at Wes: Pcir.:. N. Y.. ir. ir.e I'. S. M.Li^n Acad- 

'83- F. L. Roehrig. who promises t? became c^r.e of :h.e lead.r.^ archi- 
tects of the present age. is now supehRier.iir.g the buiid.r.^ of the M. S. 
Beach house at Peeks kill on the Hud sen. 

'84. John H Skiilicom is practicing medicine at .A ".briny, N. Y. H:s 
address is 324 Hudson Ave. 


'76. John T. Robens is assistant editor of the Xorihtrn Chr:s:s\in Ad* 
jfocate^ published at Syracuse. 

'78. Rev. James E. Ensign, of the Northern N. Y. Conference, is now 
stationed at Walerville. N. Y. 

'78. Rev. Joseph H. Zartman, of the Central N. Y. Conference, is 
preaching at Sterling, N. Y'. 

'79. Rev. Edmund B. Gearhart, of the Central N. Y. Conference, is 
stationed at Monroeton, Bradford Co., Pa. 

'79. Rev. Chas. W Rowley, of the Troy Conference, enters upon the 
second year of a successful ministry at Canajoharie, N. Y. 

'80. Prof. Lazell R. Hopkins is the popular Principal of the \Veedsi>ort 
graded school. 



'80. George G. Miner is teller of the National Bank at Fredonia, N. Y. 

'80. Prof. Martin R. Sackett is closing up a successful year at the Gouv- 
emeur Seminary, Gouvemeur, N. Y. 

'80. Rev. Wilbur S. Smithers, of the Vermont Conference, has recently 
returned to Pittsfield, Vt., for his third year. 

'81. Rev. Edgar H. Brown, of the Troy Conference, after two years of 
very faithful labors at Stuyvesant Falls, was sent by the late session of the 
Conference, to the pastorate of Wesley Chapel, Troy, N. Y. 

'81. Profs. Fred. A. Cook and Fred. H. Howard, are respectively the 
popular teachers of Latin and Greek, at Troy Conference Seminary at 
Poultney, Vt, and Vermont Conference Seminar}' at Montpelier, Vt. 

'82. Frank W. Hemenway is trying his hand at farming. Zionsville, 
Ind., is the scene of his operations. 

'82. Prof. Nicholas Knight is engaged for another year as instructor in 
Mathematics and assistant in Natural Sciences, at Cazenovia Seminary. 

'82. Rev. W. D. Rockwell is building a new church structure at Onon- 
daga Valley, N. Y. 

'82. Rev. William C. Kitchen, missionary to Japan, stationed at Naga- 
saki, has completed a post-graduate course in Philosophy for Ph. D. 

'83. Rev. D. O. Chamberlayne, of Derrick City, Pa., is to be congratu- 
lated. It 's a girl. 

'83. Chas. F. Sitterby has completed his first year's studies at Drew 
Theological Seminary. 

'83. Warren W. Walsworth returned May 25. per steamer Egypt, from 
a nine months' tour in the Old World. During his absence he visited 
England, France, Switzerland, Italy, Egj'pt, Palestine, Turkey, Austria, 
and Germany. Brother Walsworth comes immediately to assume a posi- 
tion on the staff of the Syracuse Daily Standard. 


'78. Watson D. Hinckley is practicing law at Warren, Pa. 

'78. Ossion C. Simonds, C. E., is residing in Chicago, III. Shortly after 

fraduation he was appointed to lay out a new cemeter>' for that city, and 
e spent some time in the east and south, becoming familiar with the char- 
acteristics of the finest ones in the countr)'. When last heard from he re- 
ported his occupations to be architecture and landscape gardening, espe- 
cially the latter. 

'79. Charles S. Beadle has resided at Emporia, Kansas, for the past 
few years, filling the position of chief engineer of the Kansas City and Em- 
poria R. R., an important link in the Atchison system of railroads. 

'79. Fred. S. Bell was admitted to the bar in 1881, and located in Wi- 
nona, Minn. At present he is engaged in the lumber manufacturing busi- 
ness at the same place, in company with his father-in-law. 

'79. Isaac C. Goff, after a short experience at engineering, became a 
merchant at Los Angelos, Cal., where he has since remained. 






Delta Upsilon Quarterly. 

Editor-in-Chief, ROSSITER JOHNSON, 

Rochester, '63. 


Randall Waite, 

Alexander D. Noyes, 


Hanulton, '68. 

Amherst, '83. 


A. Minasian, 

Frederick M. Crossett, 

New York, '85. 

New York, '84. 



Arthur V. Taylor, 

Williamstown, Mass. 


William C. Mills, Jr., 

Schenectady, N. Y. 


William T. Ormiston, 

Clinton, N. Y. 


Herbert G. Mank, 

Amherst, Mass. 


Frederick W. Ashley, 

Box 358. East Cleveland, Ohio. 


William H. Snyder, 

Waterville, Me. 


George F. Holt, 

Box 387, Rochester, N. Y. 
Midcilebury, Vermont. 


WiLBERT N. Severance, 


Peter Stillwell, 

New Brunswick, N. J. 


Charles J. Butler, 
Joseph H. Bryan, 
Ferdinand C. French, 

Hamilton, N. Y. 

New York, 

757 Broadway, New York City» 
22 Brownell St., Providence, R. I. 



FredW. Hebard, 

Lock- Box 1652, Ithaca, N. Y. 


Charles L. Mills, 

Box 133, Marietta, Ohio. 

9 Marshall St., Syracuse, N. Y. 


Horace A. Crane, 

Nathan D. Corbin, 

Box 3 141, Ann Arbor, Mich. 


Frank Cook, 

Evanston, 111. 


Albert A. Gleason, 

29 Stoughton, Cambridge, Mass. 

Vol. II. 

NOVEMBER, 1884. No. 4. 





James A. Garfield entered the Junior Class of Williams College, 
September 14, 1854, at the beginning of the college year. On the 
evening of October loth he was proposed a member of the Equitable 
Fraternity, and on the 24th of October, 1854, was initiated and be- 
came a member. 

Phineas Mixer, '55, was initiated at the same time. Samuel B. 
Forbes, '55, presided at the meeting, and Samuel E. Elmore, '57, was 


Drawing from the old record book, which fortunately is still pre- 
served to the Williams Chapter, we find that from April of Junior year 
to the close of Senior year, Garfield's name occurs on nearly every 
page, and that he took an active part in the society's welfare. Though 
never a presiding officer, he performed still more important duties. 
From the outset he took a prominent part in debate. At the very 
next meeting after his initiation he sustained the affirmative of the 

" Resolved^ That it would be for the interests of Europe and human- 
ity that Russia should subjugate the Ottoman Empire.*' 

He at once became prominent in the management of the Society's 
affairs; not an advisor only in those trying times, but an active power 
and support as well. Probably no man in the class of '56 served on so- 
many different committees and as chairman so many times. At one 
meeting he was appointed a committee of one on taking measures for 
procuring badges, second on a committee of vigilance, and second 
on another committee. He was at another time appointed one of a 
committee on correcting the constitution, and as chairman of a com- 
mittee on a new order of exercises. The new order as reported and 
adopted was admirably arranged, and continued to be used by the 
society for a long time. During the greater part of Senior year Gar- 
field was the corresponding secretary. At one meeting he read a letter 
firom the Amherst Chapter, showing its prosperity ; at another, one 
from the Waterville Chapter in reference to publishing the triennial 
catalogue of the Confederation. 

We wish here to quote from a letter from Mr. Lavalette Wilson, a 
classmate of Garfield's : 

" It was not enough for Garfield merely to give his name to an enter- 
prise or society. If he entered it and believed in it, his soul went with 
it and he labored for its prosperity. On examining the catalogue of 
the Fraternity, it will be seen that during the year following Mr. Gar- 
field's union with the society, a far greater number of members were 
added to it than in many preceding years. These additions were due 
mainly to Mr. Garfield's influence. His magnetism drew men to him, 
and through him into the Society." 

As early as the first of November, 1855, Mr. Wilson stated to the 
society that a desire had been expressed by some members of secret 
societies' for a discussion of the principles of secret and non-secret soci- 
eties ; and Magee, Wilson and Garfield were appointed a committee to 


-confer with them relative to the proposition. At the next meeting this 
committee reported : " That they had conferred with the committee 
from the societies, and they had reduced the matter which they wished 
to discuss to the following form : 

Resolved^ That the existence of a non-secret society in college is both un- 
called for and totally fails of accomplishing its object. They wished for a 
written discussion, but our committee chose either to have it oral, or 
to agree, before writing, to print whatever should be written." 

The Fraternity then chose a committee of three, of which Garfield 
was chairman, to confer further with the committee from the secret 
societies concerning the method of conducting the discussion ; to re- 
port their decision, and also to defend the Fraternity and its principles 
in the discussion. At the following meeting the society's committee 
reported that they had had another conference with the committee 
from the secret societies in reference to the intended public discussion, 
and had made some further arrangements, but as all had not yet been 
frilly settled they were to meet once more before the discussion, and 
reduce to writing the conditions on which it was to be conducted. At the 
regular meeting on January 15, 1856, the chairman reported that an- 
other conference had been held, and that a written agreement had been 
entered into by all the debaters, which all had signed. At the next 
meeting Garfield rose and made the following statement, which needs 
no interpretation : 

" About the middle of November last a challenge was given by mem- 
bers of the Alpha Delta Phi and Kappa Alpha societies, to discuss the 
principle and influence of the anti-secret society in college, with some 
of the members of the Equitable Fraternity. The resolution proposed 
by them was as follows : 

Resolved^ That an anti-secret society in college is uncalled for and 
inefficient. Three men were chosen by the Equitable Fraternity to 
signify to those of the other party the society's ready and willing ac- 
ceptance of the challenge, and to meet them in debate. The chal- 
lenged party having by right the choice of weapons, proposed a pub- 
lic oral discussion. This was refused by the other party ; and finally 
their own plan modified by the condition that the debate should be 
published was accepted, and the following articles of agreement drawn 
up and signed by all the parties, November 26, 1855. 

I. We agree that this discussion shall be published at the joint ex- 
pense of the disputants. 


2. The speeches shall be written out in full and published as deliv- 
ered, without alteration except by mutual consent. 

3. The first two papers on a side shall be disputes; the disput- 
ants shall give points which shall show the direction and scope of their 
arguments ; the last paper on each side shall embrace a review of the 
arguments previously advanced. 

4. The last disputant on each subject shall have the privilege of ex- 
amining the manuscripts of the four preceding disputants. 

5. Neither individuals nor secret societies shall be mentioned by 
name in these papers. 

6. A neutral from the Senior class shall be chosen by the parties as 
moderator, who shall preside at the debate and decide all points of 


G. B. Newcomb, A//fAa Delta Phi, 
W. Tatlock, Kappa Alpha, 
Alexander Hutchins, Alpha Delta Phi, 
J. A. Garfield, \ 
Andrew Parsons, ? E. F. 
Charles Stork. ) 

During the vacation the committee appointed by the Fraternity 
made preparations for the discussion, and on the second Saturday 
evening of this term, January 19th, the six disputants met to appoint 
the time and make further arrangements for the discussion. The other 
party raised some objection to the form of the contemplated discussion, 
and two of the disputants, Messrs. Tatlock and Hutchins, stated that 
they should not, for various reasons, go on with it. They proposed to 
drop it, and said if we would drop it some of their men would address 
anonymous letters to our society and we could read responses to them. 
This, of course, would make no one responsible to meet us, and was 
equivalent to dropping the whole affair. 

Many ostensible reasons were given for withdrawing, such as " want 
of time to do justice to the subject;" "incurring personal odium;*' 
" making an excitement in college; " "doing no good," and many such, 
which were shown to be ill-grounded. The consideration of their writ- 
ten agreement was urged by the Fratemity*s committee, and also the 
fact that it was their own challenge ; and, on their pledged word to 
follow it up and meet us, our committee had spent a considerable time 


in preparation ; but, notwithstanding these, they declared their deter- 
mination to withdraw from the discussion. Three weeks were given 
them to procure substitutes, but they said they had no hope of finding 
any. The attack of the secret societies thus ended 

The Equitable Fraternity of that time is the present Delta Upsilon 
Fraternity of Williams College. On October 6, 1863, when the men of 
the society responded to the last call of President Lincoln for troops, the 
association necessarily became inactive. On the evening of October 12, 
1883, after a silence of twenty years, the Fraternity was re-established 
in the same building where it had breathed the first breath of life 
forty-nine years before. 

General Garfield ever had a kind and affectionate regard for the Fra- 
ternity and its principles. At the Annual Convention of the Delta Up- 
silon Fraternity, held at Rochester, N. Y., in 1868, Gen. Garfield was 
chosen orator for the anniversary exercises which were to be held the 
next yearatCanonsburg, Penn., with the Jefferson Chapter. The records 
of the Fortieth Annual Convention show that he was elected orator for 
the exercises to beheld with Cornell, at Ithaca, N. Y., in 1876; and at 
the Forty-third Annual Convention he was elected to the same position. 
In 1879 General Garfield was chosen President for the next Annual 
Convention, to be held with Amherst. He was, however, unable to 
be present. But it having been voted that a committee be appointed 
to draw up resolutions indicative of the feeling of the convention 
toward him, the following report was adopted : 

Whereas y General James A. Garfield, the President of the Delta Up- 
silon Fraternity, is the nominee for the Presidency of the United 
States; and. 

Whereas^ the Delta Upsilon Fraternity, in convention assembled, 
recognizes the strength and purity of his character and statesman-like 
career; therefore, 

Resolvedy that the Delta Upsilon Fraternity extend to him its 
hearty support in the coming Presidential election. 

During the coming year, and before another convention had as- 
sembled, Garfield died. 

A floral tribute for the funeral was given by the Fraternity as a token 
of its high regard,while the following memorial, expressing the profound 
feeling of every member, was adopted at the Forty-seventh Annual 


ifn fSHenxoviam. 



Whereas, it has seemed good in the inscrutable wisdom of the Al- 
mighty, whose purposes are veiled in impenetrable mystery, to take 
from the people of this great nation by the ruthless hand of the assas- 
sin our noble and lamented President ; and, 

Whereas, in his death our country has met with a heavy affliction, 
and sorrow has overspread our hearts ; and, 

Whereas, the Delta Upsilon Fraternity, of which President Garfield 
was an active member, of whose principles he was a zealous exponent 
and defender, in which he was a hearty co-worker and a tower of 
strength, in his noble. Christian character, his unswerving devotion to 
the right, and in his extraordinary mental strength and vigor, has suf- 
fered an irreparable loss; therefore. 

Resolved, that, as a Fraternity, we greatly mourn his sad death, and 
that we shall miss his large influence, his earnest sympathy, his pious 
support of the grand principles of our Fraternity ; and, furthermore, 

Resolved, that to the sorrowing mother, the deeply afflicted wife, and 
the orphaned children, we extend our warmest sympathies in this, their 
distress and grief, and pray that a tender and loving God may sooth 
and cheer their sorrowing hearts, and that into the darkness of their 
woe He may shed the beautiful sunlight of His grace. 

For the Fraternity, 

Asa R. Dilts, Jr., 
Stewart Chaplin. 



The following extracts are from a poem read before the alumni of 
the University of Rochester, at commencement, 1884, by Henry W» 
Conklin, '79. 

Dear John ! The house is still to-night ; my friend 
Who used to practice next door on the cornet 

We hope had seen his fast approaching end, 
And so has sold the thing — or had to pawn it. 

At any rate I need not more refuse 
The attempt to heed your fatherly directions, 

To try to write a letter that might use 

Some other part of speech than interjections. 

Well, Dr. John, how many calls to-day ? 

How many trying cases, Brother Sawbones ? 
How many thoughts of one who, far away. 

Is trying cases by the aid of jaw-bones ? 

Doubtless by this time for each fleshly ill 
You*ve found some drug with just the vile aroma. 

And pride yourself on having lost the skill 
To read the Latin of your last diploma. 

Or is the time not yet when books on bones 
Shall be like clods on other bones, and bury 

Your Horace out of sight ? Are Virgil's tones 
Not yet mere echoes from his Stygian ferry ? 

Or, now and then, does even yet the thought 
Intrude itself beneath your cranial sutures, 

That of all unread riddles those most fraught 
With Wind, uncertain meaning are the future's ? 

But let that go ; the future, bright or sombre. 
Is still the future, curtained from our sight ; 

But, as I sit here in the lamp-shade's amber, 
The past seems flooded with a mellow light. 

The past — ^let me recall it ; for a dreaming 

Of yesterday comes over me to-night ; 
So let me dream to you, John, while the streaming 

Tide of the present ebbs away from sight. 

• «•••• 

Don't you remember John, — no, not remember. 
Of course you do that — don't you see, as plain 

As picture by your side, that mid September, 
When you and I first heard the wild refrain 


That breaks upon the chapel's looked for peace ? 

When new fledged Sophomores raise Sophomoric 
Cheers for the Fresh and for their own release, 

From Freshman bibs and soothing paregoric ? 

And we — I think we were a trifle green, 
And felt it all, as, hopeless at the distance, 

We thought of aeons that must intervene 

E'er Senior days and beards and calm existence. 

And yet sub-Senior days were not all spent 
In waiting to be Seniors in their spending ; 

We proved the truth that while the twig is bent 
The twig's inclined to do its own unbending ; 

The gum-shoe fights — euphoniously named — 
When divers Derbys underwent collapses. 

When cubhood come again was there proclaimed 
Beyond all peradventures and perhapses ; 

Out with the football on the lawn — alas ! 

Time when the chapel list was wont to fall off" — 
Heeding suggestions to keep off" the grass 

By strenuous attempts to keep it all off"; 

Greeting in class room with rebuking groans 
The tone ex-cathedra ^ of some translation, 

That sounded too much in the mouth of Jones 
Like papal bull pronounced by one of Bashan. 

John, does a fragrant hint of ox- tail soup. 
Breathing from lower regions to the upper. 

At some caf<6, fail ever to bring up 

Another happy scene, an old class supper ? 

When all went merry as the— dinner bell 
That calls the toiling rustic to his nooning ; 

When even Dryasdust was cheered to tell 
His joke — we let the tables do the groaning. 

What though each pun was not a classic jest ; 

We greeted them with cheers just as emphatic, 
Flavored with modern salt, as though their zest 

Were due to sodium chloride purely Attic. 

And how we sang ! Ah, John, the simple charm 
That made with us so many good songs famous, 

As, " all together, " while our hearts grew warm, 
We sang old Lauriger or Gaudeamus, 


Has left them now ; I hum them now and then, 
And try to think I hear the olden ringing ; 

But ah ! the echoes never come again 
That came, in pauses, while we were singing. 

The voice of Upidee sounds thin and cracked. 
Like his whose life is flickering in the socket, 

While Quodlibet is quite defimct — in fact, 
Recalcitrant has overturned the bucket. 

I hear no longer Mary's little lamb ; 

The bull-dog's baritone has grown asthmatic ; 
Old Noah's Ark lies like a stranded clam 

On Ararat, swept by the air erratic. 

Not so in memory, though ; for when in vain 
Now and alone I try to voice the voiceless. 

Back to the shadow land I turn, the strain 
Of shadow music seems as real as noiseless. 

But there, the hour grows late; too long I'm dreaming, 
For one who dreams awake ; but ere good night. 

Let me put on, just for the once, the seeming 
Of one endowed with gift of prophet's sight. 

Nay, rather, John, I'll tell a wish, expressing 
The best that I can wish for my best friend — 

Who that friend is, I'll leave to you the guessing — 
One wish that may his voyage of life attend. 

A broad, smooth stream, unruffled in its flowing. 
Save now and then by perfume laden breeze, 

That urges gently, without need of rowing, 
A swan-prowed barge, shade-flecked by bending trees ? 

His voyage of life a voyage like this ? a singing 
Down through a valley shut by distant hills 

From all that's cold or wild or sorrow-bringing. 
Or smites the forehead or the life-blood chills ? 

Is this my wish ? No ! better far ! A sailing 

Not through a valley down a smooth, still stream ; 

But out upon the ocean where the wailing 
Of coming storm is heard with rocks abeam; 

Where head winds block the way, where tempests, hating 
Man's skill, strike blows that make the stout bark reel; 

Where treacherous currents sweep unseen, awaiting 
The nearer coming of some helpless keel; 


But where the salt sea air with all its rigor 
Sends bounding life through arteries and veins ; 

Where eye grows clear and right arm gains new vigor, 
While night hangs thick and the hurrying wave-troop 
gains ; 

And where, ah, yes ! and where the heart grows warmer 
At thought of precious freight with which one sails. 

Dearer than golden fleece or jeweled armor. 
Richer than yellow bars or silken bales ; 

At thought of whom the sleet drives down unheeded, 
The rain unfelt streams right athwart the cheek, 

While banks of tropic flowers no more are needed 
To load with spring the night winds, cold and bleak. 

No ! leave Egyptian queens and royal lovers 

A life of summer nights upon the Nile, 
Where music, slave-swept from the harpstrings, hovers. 

And all things always wear a languid smile. 

But for my friend a life that gladder, grander. 
With skies the bluer, when the storm has passed ; 

And then at evening in the sunset splendor 
A gliding into harbor, home at last. 

Dear John, to strangest things sometimes are given 
Trite names ; and while to this strange thing I might 

In fitness give some name unheard of even, 
rU call it still a letter. John, good night. 




We seize this last opportunity to draw the notice of members to our 
Semi-Centennial Convention, to be held in New York during the 
'first week in December. Our first object is to have the Convention 
successful. The downfall of barbarism in Greek Letter society life de- 
mands more than an ordinary celebration of its great anniversary. The 
fourth and fifth of December ought to be great days for non-secrecy 
And the Committe proposes, as far as it rests with them, that it shall 
be. But it does not rest entirely with the Committee. Their work is 
already practically completed ; and, as far as one can judge from the 
programme, now arranged, there will be no ground for disappointment. 
But there is one very essential thing that the Committee cannot pre- 
arrange, and that is a large attendance. Of course, there will be a 
full complement from the Chapters as delegates ; but, outside of that 
we cannot urge too strongly the importance to the success of the cele- 
bration of a general attendance of the alumni and undergraduate 
members. Still this certainly need not be urged as a duty. We would 
simply suggest that every member of the Fraternity, old or young, who 
has the faintest notion of visiting New York this year, for any purpose 
whatever, should so arrange his affairs as to be here to attend the Con- 
vention. And it ought not to be necessary to point out to all under- 
graduates the immeasurable advantages of being present at our Con- 
vention, and especially at this, the most important one in our history. 
We believe that any member who has ever attended a Convention, if 
it is within the bounds of possibility, will come to this one without 
persuasion. But to those who have not had this experience, we would 
confess that we never had any just conception of the value of Delta Up- 
silon membership until we had been in one of these gatherings. And 
never can we lose the impression of that gathering, the sensation of a 
jolly good time, and the inspiration to high endeavor gained at that 
Convention. And, finally, we can assure all who attend the Semi- 
centennial here that no effort will be spared to give them as good an 
entertainment as the Metropolis can furnish. 



To Delegates. — See that your chapter report for the Annual is pre- 
pared beforehand, in writing, and ready to hand to the Secretary of the 
Convention on the morning of the first day. Do not fail to bring 
your credentials properly signed, as the Constitution requires. Come 
prepared to vote, and do not compel the Convention to use valuable 
time in discussion. The question of extension will probably be one 
of the most important and interesting subjects that will be brought up, 
and each chapter should thoroughly discuss the matter and instruct 
its delegates. 


With this issue the Quarterly closes the second year of its exist- 
ence, and the first under the new management. The year's progress 
as a whole has been successful, and with the experience gained we 
look forward to a pleasant future. 

We have met with a cordial reception alike fi"om friends and mem- 
bers of the Fraternity and the Greek Letter press. With one or two 
exceptions, the Associate Editors have performed their work creditably, 
and to them a large share of our success is due. While the literary 
support has been excellent, the financial part has not been so satis- 
factory ; this may be due partially to the disadvantages under which 
the Business Manager labored, but these, we hope, will be removed by 
the Convention. Again we tender our sincere thanks to the Associate 

THE quinquennial. 

By the time the Quarterly reaches its reader, the " Tenth General 
Catalogue of the Delta Upsilon Fraternity " will have appeared, and 
the fruits of nearly two years' persistent and energetic labor will be 
ours. As an exhaustive review of Delta Upsilon's " latest feather" 
will appear in our next issue, we will not forestall it by mentioning its 
many admirable features. 


To him who has shown such enthusiastic interest and given so much 
valuable time the Fraternity can never fully repay : Brother Chase, 
you have done your work well, and the heartfelt thanks of the Frater- 
nity are yours. 


TTie active cooperation of every member of the Fraternity is reques- 
ted by the Executive Council in aiding its efforts to gather a complete 
collection of college and Greek Letter literature, everything relating 
to'coUege and society life, whether printed or in manuscript form will 
be equally acceptable. Delta Upsilon publications and catalogues, 
previous to 1870, are especially desired. Every piece will be promptly 
acknowledged by the secretary ot the council, F. M. Crossett, 83 Ce- 
dar St., New York City. 

For the second time in history the annual gathering of the fraternity 
will be held in this city. On the fourth and fifth of December the 
sons of Delta Upsilon will meet to celebrate the closing of the first fifty 
years of her life. The arrangements for the comfort and pleasure of 
the delegates and visitors to the Convention are complete, and such as 
will insure a thoroughly enjoyable time. No one should miss this 
opportunity to meet the representative men of the chapters. An un- 
usual number of circumstances combine to make the occasion inviting. 

The season of the year is one in which the city is most active and 
in its best form. The officers of the Convention are well known and 
have served creditably in their several positions before. To those who 
reside in the West the railroad war offers exceptionally low fares. 
The Eastern men by combining together can probably attain a favor- 
able reduction of rates from one of the great Sound lines. 

A cordial invitation is extended to every member of the fraternity 
to meet and celebrate the completion of the first fifty years of our his- 

The sketch of General Garfield which we present in this issue can- 
not help being of interest. One of the most pleasant features of the 
Greek Letter fraternities is the interest which their prominent Alumni 
have and do take in them. Delta Upsilon may well congratulate her- 
self that the first Greek Letter President of the United States was a 
man who while in college gave his best efforts to the advancement of 
her principles. 



At the coming convention our new catalogue will be out. It will 
furnish us with data up to November i, 1884, as accurate as long and 
painstaking work has been able to gather. But the great trouble is 
that alumni will not stay where they happen to be on said November ist. 
Some of them seem to be constantly moving. Perhaps college 
graduates are a shifting class in any case, but in our Fraternity this 
is especially so, as many of our alumni are ministers and consequently 
transferred often from one place to another. We wish, therefore, to 
urge all delegates to the convention to come prepared to consider 
intelligently some plan for constituting an alumni information headquar- 
ters. We must have some central committee which will superintend the 
constant compiling of facts by the different chapters and who will 
have some systematic manner of keeping changes in address of the 
whole body of alumni. If something of this sort is not done the labor 
of compiling our next quinquennial publication will be almost as 
enormous as has been the labor in our present catalogue. Enough 
information comes to members of the different chapters from time to 
time to fix the whereabouts of almost every alumnus. The trouble 
is that the information is lost. This will not be the case if there is a 
central office of information, where all reports can be sent and where 
they will be kept This will be of advantage to us in another way. 
It will be a bureau of accurate knowledge, so that if one fails to learn 
the address of an alumnus from the Quinquennial^ or from any other 
source, he may appeal to this central bureau with considerable hope of 
obtaining the desired information. 



At an informal gathering of a large number of graduate members of 
the Fraternity, representing nine chapters, delegates to the American 
Inter-Seminary Missionary Alliance, now in session here, it was 
imanimously voted that we send our Fraternal greetings through the 
Quarterly to the fraternity at large, and that we urge upon all mem- 
bers of the Fraternity, both graduate and active, the necessity and im- 
portance of attending the coming Convention, to be held on Decern- 


ber 4th and 5th, with the New York chapter. In view of the accessi- 
bility of New York city from all points where the brothers are to be 
found ; in view of the important business to be transacted ; and spe- 
cially in view of its being the occasion of the celebration of the Fiftieth 
Anniversary of the founding of the Fraternity, we urge as far as possi- 
ble, a personal attendance. The presence of "brothers engaged in a 
common cause," in large numbers, will strengthen the already strong 
ties of brotherly love, quicken the pulse of the Fraternity, and give a 
greater impulse to its onward march. Let us make strenuous efforts, 
if need be, to avail ourselves of this privilege and make the Semi- Cen- 
tennial Convention of the Fraternity the greatest demonstration in its 
history. During the first week in December let us make New York 
city resonant with cheers for Delta Upsilon. 

E. S. Tipple, Syracuse. 

G. M. Roland, Middlebury. 

G. R. Hewitt, Harvard. 

Princeiony N, J., Oct, 25, 1884. 


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

It is now a year since Delta Upsilon started up here from its long 
sleep of twenty years ; and although it is under a disadvantage from 
this long period of inactivity, it has entered upon its work, as it were, 
refreshed by its rest. 

Our alumni and brothers in other chapters know the circumstances 
under which Delta Upsilon was re-established. It may be of interest 
to them to learn of our progress and our present condition, compared 
with other societies. 

During our first year we received fifteen men : three Seniors, four 
Juniors, five Sophomores, and three Freshmen. Our meetings were 
held in a private house in which we had a few rooms. As our chapter 
grew and we felt assured of its prosperity, we experienced great incon- 


venience from our lack of room. A fine opportunity was afTorded 
us by the removal of Sigma Phi from their house, which we immedi- 
ately secured. We took possession of it at the beginning of this term, 
and are now comfortably settled. The house is pleasantly situated 
near the heart of the town, and a short distance from the college build- 
ings. It is among the finest society buildings at Williams, which is 
shown by the fact that Sigma Phi, perhaps the wealthiest society here, 
occupied it for so many years. Here the fraternities may be roughly 
divided into two classes. Kappa Alpha, Alpha Delta Phi, Sigma Phi, 
and Delta Psi may be grouped together. They are composed of 
wealthy men, and those who move in high society. Kappa Alpha and 
Alpha Delta Phi make some pretensions in the athletic line, and also 
include many good scholars. Sigma Phi formerly had a rather hard 
reputation, but during the last two or three years it has been composed 
of a much better class of students. Kappa Alpha and Alpha Delta 
Phi have fine houses. Delta Psi has no house. Sigma Phi's new hall is 
almost completed. It is said to be the finest college fraternity house in 
the country. Delta Kappa Epsilon, Chi Psi, and Zeta Psi, form the other 
class. They are more modest in their pretensions than those men- 
tioned above. They all have houses. As a class their members are a 
somewhat studious set of fellows, and are those who form the back- 
bone of the college. Delta Kappa Epsilon makes a specialty of 
athletics, and, moreover, does excellent work in the class-room. 

In regard to the particular aim of our society, or its distinguishing 
traits, it is difficult to speak, as its youthfulness has not yet developed 
a strong individuality. But whatever our superstructure, we are build- 
ing on a substantial foundation. We form a home and a happy fam- 
ily, the first great requisite of a college fraternity. Aside from our 
regular meetings, we frequently have social gatherings which bring our 
members into the closest fellowship. We expect our meetings to be 
more or less literary in character, although we do not intend to take 
the place of the literary societies. Delta Upsilon does not strive for 
heavy pocket-books or brilliant intellects, but for men. The great 
object of our chapter is to develop the manhood that we find, so that 
the College and the Fraternity may be proud of the members and the 
alumni that we send forth. 

At Commencement, Delta Upsilon displayed a record that compared 
favorably with that of any other society. In *86, especially, was this 
the case. In this class were given twenty-six prizes and honorable 


mentions, of which Delta Upsilon took eight. The closest competitors 
were Chi Psi and Delta Kappa Epsilon, each with four. Two of 
our three Seniors had Commencement appointments; and one is a 
member of Phi Beta Kappa. 

In athletics Delta Upsilon will take a high rank. There has been 
no athletic meeting since the chapter became firmly established. Still, 
we have several men who have made good records in previous con- 

Our relations with other fraternities are most agreeable. We look 
upon them and they seem to look upon us as competitors, not as foes. 
The fiiendly spirit between the societies is probably due, to a great ex- 
tent, to the fact that only a little over half of the students here are soci- 
ety men. With this large field to choose firom, each society can get 
its quota without coming into conflict with others. 

Our chapter was greatly weakened by the loss of our '84 delegation. 
To them is due in great part our present prosperity. This year we 
have received three new men, one Junior, one Sophomore, and one 
Freshman. We have several '88 men pledged. There can be no 
doubt of our success, judging from our advancement during the past 
year and our present prosperity. 


Arthur V. Taylor, *S6. 

Delta Upsilon House, 
Amherst College, Amherst, Mass. 

Dear Brothers: — The Amherst Chapter can report prosperity 
and the anticipation of a bright future. Our work last year was a suc- 
cess. Notwithstanding many difficulties and discouragements, and 
many things which tended to impede our progress, we accomplished 
much. Our financial difficulties have been considerable, but through 
the generous response of our Alumni, together with our own efforts, we 
believe the crisis has been passed. We feel justified in saying that 
we have one of the finest Chapter-houses in town, and that a bright 
fiiture is before us. 

Our primary aim is literary improvement, and our success in this is 
shown in the appointments we have received. We have been well re- 
presented in prize speaking and debates, and these efforts have not 
been without ample reward. The programmes of our weekly meet- 


ings include nearly every kind of literary work, and are usually carried 
out with a good degree of interest and profit. Our good fortune in 
other directions has perhaps been no less marked. 

In beginning a new year, we feel an increased interest in all that 
pertains to Delta U. One of the most pleasing facts to us is that we 
are at peace with our neighbors, and there is harmony and fellowship 
among ourselves. The utmost good-will prevails among the several 
societies. We are no longer anti-secret, but non-stcret. The days of 
bitter strife in Amherst have passed. The fraternities of to-day are not 
the secret societies of a quarter of a century ago. Their methods and 
practices have changed. We think it not too much to assume that the 
influence of Delta U. has directly or indirectly effected this change. 
We feel that this has been one of the greatest works of our Fraternity. 
Many of the fraternities situated here are representative chapters of 
their respective fraternities and are strong rivals, but not to be feared* 
To deserve success is to gain it. We do not rely on past victories for 
our future prosperity, but on our present efforts. It is true, perhaps^ 
that we cannot get the best men in a class as easily as in the earlier 
days of the society. Our rivals have better claims than they then had^ 
and represent a better element. But we have only to present our 
claims as earnestly as the dther societies present theirs, and we can 
secure our share, at least, of the best men in the college. 

We think it of great importance for the success of a campaign that the 
Alumni and friends of the Fraternity take especial pains to ascertain 
whether any men enter Delta U. colleges from their respective places, 
and recommend desirable men to the chapters. In our own experi- 
ence such information has often been of incalculable value. 

Our campaign this year has been successful. The delegation is 
satisfactory not only in that it is made up of desirable men, but it is 
made up of representatives of those qualities which make an active 
society. We aim to get not only good men, but men who will work to- 
gether to advantage. 


Herbert G. Mank, '85. 

Delta Upsilon House, 
Madison University, Hamilton N; Y. 
Dear Brothers : — Once more, at the beginning of another college 
year, the Madison Chapter sends greeting to her sister chapters. 


There is no new story to tell for the Madison Chapter. It is the 
^ame old and somewhat hackneyed theme, success. 

The year has opened with bright prospects for a continuation of our 
welfare. We have nine men in the class of *88, and another man has 
been initiated from the class of '87. Already we have five men, of 
fine scholarly attainments and sterling character, pledged in the Senior 
class of Colgate Academy. This gives us a nucleus for the class of '89 
in the University. 

We are proud of the fact that there are six Delta Upsilon professors 
in the Theological Seminary, University, and Academy. Four of these 
are alumni of our own chapter. This fact alone speaks well for the 
attainments of our men in the past. We welcome among us Professor 
J. F. McGregory of Amherst, '80. Professor McGregory, who has been 
studying for the past two years in Germany, occupies the chair of 
Chemistry in the University. He already commands the highest 
respect for his thorough and gentlemanly bearing. 

The regular meetings of our chapter are held on Wednesday evening 
of each week ; the meetings are well attended and enthusiastic. 
Seldom is any member absent except on account of sickness or absence 
firom town. We consider it a pleasure and a privilege to be present at 
these meetings. The literary scheme consists of declamations for the 
purpose of criticism, reports of " home " and " foreign news," and de. 
bates conducted upon strictly parliamentary principles. With this 
scheme it is rare that we have an uninteresting or unprofitable 

We considered ourselves particularly fortunate last year in acting the 
host to visitors fi-om many of our sister chapters ; we hope that we may 
enjoy the same privilege this year. Come one, come all. We wish to 
greet you as brothers. We feel that ours is a friendship not depend- 
ent upon a " grip " or shadowy mysticism for its strength, but one 
which is based upon the common foundation of truth and justice from 
which it derives its inspiration ; consequently, the pleasure which we 
take in meeting you will be ever the same. 

We have, at the present time, three men in '85, eleven in '86, six in 
'87, and nine in '88. 

A spirit of harmony and good fellowship prevails among the mem- 
bers of different classes. There is no feeling of antagonism, such as is 
frequently manifested among other society men, members of the same 
chapter, in attendance at the University. We realize that in unity 


lies strength, that the principles of Delta Upsilon are such that the 
highest good to the society means the greatest good to then idividual. 
Stimulated by the consciousness of these truths, each member is bound 
to every other by a common interest ; and this unity and strong broth- 
erly sympathy abound within us. 


Charles J. Butler, '85. 

Delta Upsilon Hall, 
Marietta College, Marietta, Ohio. 

Dear Brothers : — As it is now almost a year since the Marietta 
Chapter gave an account of herself to the Fraternity, it may be well to 
state in a few words her present condition. Although the attendance 
upon the College is not quite as large this year as formerly, Delta 
Upsilon at Marietta still holds her own in a surprising manner. We 
are the leading society, both in numbers and in scholarship, and were 
we inclined to boast we might mention various other particulars in 
which we are certain that we excel. Were it not for the fact that 
Delta Upsilon seems to be at or near the top everywhere, one would 
wonder at this state of affairs, for we compete with three other societies, 
two of which are local, and having been early established possess a 
long list of alumni. The antagonism towards our chapter on the psirt of 
these several societies, though very strong for some time past, seems to 
bs gradually weakening. We feel assured that this was in part accom- 
plished by the influence of our last Convention. We have suffered 
some loss both in strength and numbers from the departure of the '84 
men, but for this a strong delegation of seven of the best men in '88 
has almost compensated. We hope soon to add to that number two 
others from the class ; so that, on the whole, our prospect for the future 
is as bright as ever, if not more so. Our usual method of obtaining 
reinforcements to our membership is very simple. There is elected at 
the beginning of every collegiate year the " Prudential Committee," 
consisting of five members whose province it is to first present to the 
society the names of such men as are by them deemed suitable to be- 
come members of Delta Upsilon. If favorable action is taken by the 
society upon these names, the committee is empowered to pledge them. 
It is not expedient to enumerate just here the honors and prizes which 
have recently been won by our members, and the customary statement 


^at '' they are many more than our proportionate share " must suffice. 
We have leased for a term of years a hall in the business portion of 
the city, which seemed well adapted to our needs. There we meet every 
Saturday evening for social purposes almost exclusively, though we 
occasionally attempt some literary performances. That we do not 
make a specialty of literary work is caused by the meeting, on the same 
day, of two flourishing literary societies in which most of our members 
take an active part. Though somewhat separated from the main body 
of chapters, we feel certain that we entertain no lack of interest in the 
Fraternity or its projects. As the time draws near for the celebration 
of our Semi' centennial anniversary and the appearance of the long 
needed Quinquennia/ caXaloguCf we reiterate the hope of all that success 
may attend both, and they may result in honor to our Fraternity. 


Charles L. Mills, *85. 

Syracuse University, Syracuse, N. Y. 

Dear Brothers: — September 18, the opening of the college year 
in Syracuse, found most of the Delta U*s back and on the lookout for 
the desirable men of the large incoming class. The Freshmen being so 
numerous there has been abundant material from which each of the 
five fraternities here represented might select ; consequently the cam- 
paign has progressed slowly and carefully. We believe, also, that its 
conduct, with a single exception, has been honorable, and in general 
has reflected credit upon the animus of the several societies. 

We should deprecate the day, however, when even in the heat of 
discussion Delta U. should descend to slander, or, what is still worse, 
tamper with pledges given in honor to rival fraternities. Such 
methods must justly subject those who practice them to the general 
contempt of their fellow students; and if that society which indulges 
in them should henceforth be ostracised from all positions of college 
influence and honor the punishment would not be too severe. 

Six 'SS men have been approved by Syracuse Chapter as in every 
way worthy the honor of membership in Delta Upsilon. These addi- 
tions make the active membership of our chapter number twenty-three. 
We regard from twenty to twenty-five earnest fellows as the best work- 
ing force for this chapter. 

While we miss the genial presence of our '84 brothers, we are 


happy to know that they are doing what we expected, viz.: credit to 
themselves and Delta U. 

We are also glad to report to our alumni that the prospects of the 
chapter were never brighter than now. With the opening of this, the 
eleventh year in the history of the chapter, we remove to a suit of 
large and elegant rooms in the Pike Block, South Salina St. The 
cost of fitting up and furnishing these rooms in a suitable manner has, 
of course, been considerable ; but the chapter feels amply repaid by 
the convenience and pleasantness of the new quarters. Here the chapter 
will be glad to welcome its alumni and members of other chapters. 
The time of regular meeting is each Friday evening. 

The Delta Upsilon " tooth-pick " club is still located at 636 Irving 
St., where all Delta U*s are sure to receive a hearty welcome from 
as "jolly a set of boys as ever went to college." 

The coming Semi-centennial is an enthusiastic theme in this chap- 
ter. We expect to be represented by a large delegation, and to do 
our share toward " painting the town red." 

Syracuse entering upon its second decade heartily extends best 

wishes to each sister chapter and every individual wearer of the " Gold 

and Blue." Glorying in the principles of our beloved Fraternity, proud 

of the past, and hoping even more for the future, we raise the shout, 

" Viva la Delta U !" 

Horace A. Crane, *85. 

Delta Upsilon House, 
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich. 

Dear Brothers : — We of Michigan Chapter are well pleased that 
the average of prosperity of the Fraternity is in no way lowered by our 
own condition. Placed as we are in a college where the sole honors 
are found in the applause of our professors and associates, we cannot 
map out so definitely our position as regards scholarship as can many 
of our sister chapters ; yet we have indirect proofs, in the number of 
our men who take advanced degrees, in their success in securing desi- 
rable positions through recommendations from the faculty, and so on, 
that convince us that we are up to the standard of Delta U. We have 
plenty of competition. Eleven Greek Letter fraternities furnish that, the 
most prominent ones in the college world being represented by strong 
chapters. Our relations with them are, for the most part, as cordial as 
could be desired. 


Our situation in regard to a chapter house is not all that we could 
wish, but steps are being taken which will lead to a more satisfactory 
condition of affairs. At present we rent a house, well located near the 
college grounds, and a hall down- town for our literary meetings. 

Within the chapter itself perfect harmony prevails. The great cau- 
tion we use in selecting members may cause us to lose a good man 
now and then, but it keeps us unchanged from year to year in this most 
necessary of characteristics. 

We take much pride in our literary work, and always indulge in 
several " publics " during the year. An indirect compliment has been 
paid us several times by the college literary societies, inasmuch as 
they adopt our innovations and avail themselves of our new methods 
in literary work. 

In athletics we do our share, and have secured a fair crop of medals. 
In college organizations of various kinds we take an active part, and 
a prominent one as often as falls to our share. 

Last June we completed a very satisfactory year, and everything 
promises success in the future. Five new men are pledged, and invita- 
tions will be extended to a few more probably. Our active member- 
ship of twenty-six last year will be succeeded by one of at least twenty- 
one this year. 

A new office has sprung into existence with us of Michigan, and al- 
though it is not, probably, an individual peculiarity of ours, yet we feel 
its importance so strongly that I venture to speak of it. We have 
grown to recognize, more and more plainly, the great value of careful 
and copious records, well indexed, and the benefit derived in preserv- 
ing mementoes of special occasions. In order to have a permanent 
connecting link between these various things, we have appointed an 
historian, whose work is to put into an agreeable shape the story of 
each year's changes and events. To such chapters as do not have this 
officer we particularly recommend him. 

We are looking forward to our Semi-centennial with the New York 
Chapter with much expectancy. We hope it will be a grand success, 
and we intend to do our share toward making it so. 

May continued prosperity attend our sister chapters, is the hearty 
wish of Michigan. 


Nathan D. Corbin, '86, 


HarvardUniversity, Cambridge, Mass. 

Dear Brothers : — Owing to the lateness of the season when Har- 
vard opens, thus causing a still later re-organization of all societies and 
chapters of the fraternities, everything, at the present time, seems bent 
on regaining the point where it was left at the end of last year ; but 
few things, as yet, are in complete working order. The number of 
elective studies has been increased and the students are engaged in 
selecting their course for the coming year. Among this number can 
be included the Freshmen who, for the first time, this year are allowed 
to choose their own studies in part. All have the opportunity of 
changing their course during the early part of the year, and many at- 
tend more lectures and recitations now than they intend to keep up 
during the whole year, for the purpose of getting a very clear and fix- 
ed idea as to the benefits to be derived from each course, and to ascer- 
tain whether certain courses will prove a rational and connected whole,, 
serving him in the main for the calling which he intends to follow. 

By this intermingling of classes all feeling and enthusiasm as a class 
have been constantly lessening. And the desire of men in chapters 
to get men of their class into their societies for the sake of having 
that class well represented is very small ; but the entire chapter unite 
in their efforts to get the best men from the whole University. The 
Delta Upsilon Chapter at Harvard begins the year as well represent- 
ed as nearly all, if not quite, the other fraternities. It has no end ot 
enthusiasm, and all its members seem determined to push on and make 
Delta Upsilon successful and well known at Harvard. Without 
doubt this year opens for Delta Upsilon more prosperously than ever 
before. The convention which is to be held in New York in Decem- 
ber is even now being vigorously discussed, while the enthusiasm brought 
back by the delegates to the convention held last year has had immense 
influence in persuading several to make up their minds to go, and a 
reasonably large delegation may be expected. The beneficial influ- 
ence of the Fraternity is every day becoming more and more appre- 
ciated by the members, and we hope in time to have as influential a 
chapter here as at other colleges. 


Albert A. Gleason, '86. 



Every chapter expects to send at least two delegates to the Conven- 

A graduate chapter was established at Minneapolis, Minn., during 
the summer. 

The Rutgers and Madison chapters lead this year with the Fresh- 
man delegation, each having nine men. 

Extra convention invitations can be obtained from the Secretary of 
the Convention Committee, F. M. Crossett, '83 Cedar St., New York. 

The Harvard Chapter of Delta Upsilon during the past year has 
taken oyer /our tAousand doWaucs ($4,300.) in prizes and scholarships, 
which is doing pretty well for the " baby " chapter. 

All subscriptions to the Quarterly expire with this number. Sub- 
scribers are earnestly requested to renew their favors without any 
further solicitation ; those indebted to us will please remit at once. 

The Harvard Chapter bids fair to repeat its '83 success, when four 
of the seven commencement speakers were Delta U's. W. C. Smith, 
C. M. Harrington, G. A. Craigin, and H. T. Hildreth, are the four 
leading men in '85. 

The colleges in which Delta Upbilon has chapters have the follow- 
ing Freshman classes: Williams, 60; Union, 38; Amherst, 104; 
Colby, 27; Rochester, 39 ; Middlebury, 14; Rutgers, 40; Madison, 
24 ; New York, 36 ; Brown, 72 ; Cornell, 230 ; Marietta, 22 j Syracuse, 
55 ; Harvard, 268. 

The lodge-rooms of the New York Chapter are at 757 Broadway, 
comer of Eighth street; rooms, Nos. 26 and 27. Members of the Fra- 
ternity who may find it convenient are cordially invited to call and 
see the boys, most of whom will generally be found there during the 
college week between half-past one and five P. M. 

On the 14th of October, 1869, fAr^^ men were initiated into the New 
York chapter of Delta Upsilon. They were Borden P. Bowne, LL. D., 
and Marcus D. Buell, D.D., now Professors in Boston University, and 
William M. Hoff, Jr., A. M., who lately taught in Princeton, N. J. 
Bowne was the Valedictorian of '71, Buell of '72, and Hoff of '73, 
a coincidence which probably has not its parallel in history. 


Marcus C. Allen, Madison, '8i, of Sandy Hill, New York, will have 
charge of the special train which will bring the Alumni and Delegates 
from Michigan, Northwestern, Marietta, Adelbert, Rochester, Syracuse, 
Cornell, Hamilton, Madison, Williams, and Union to New York. 
The Eastern men will probably come by the Providence Hne, Colby, 
Middlebury, and Harvard joining the Brown Chapter at Providence, 
R. I. 


A right royal Delta U. reunion was held on Saturday, October 25th, 
at Princeton, N. J., between the sessions of the American Inter-Sem- 
inary Missionary Alliance. Twenty-six members of the Fraternity 
were present, representing nine chapters. After a social chat the 
meeting was called to order, and Alfred W. Anthony, of Brown^ was 
made chairman. The Fraternity Ode was sung with great spirit, and 
each member was called upon to say a few words. These impromptu 
speeches were greatly enjoyed, as was also the pleasure of meeting so 
many "Sons of Delta Upsilon." Each one left with renewed pledges 
of loyalty to Delta Upsilon, and with the feeling that the cry of " Vive 
la Delta U ! " had a deeper echo than ever before. 

There were present Brothers Thomas H. Pattison, Franklin N. 
Jewett, *8i ; Walter Rauschenbush, '83; John C. Carman, '84, and 
Elmer E. Williams, '84, of the Rochester Chapter. James L. Barton, 
*8i ; Harry P. Powers, '81 ; George M. Rowland, *82, and Robert J. 
Barton, '82, of Middlebury, George H. Stevens, '81 ; William I. 
Chamberlain, '82, and Lewis B. Chamberlain, '82, oi Rutgers. Elna- 
than G. Phillips, '72; Charles A. Fulton, '83, and Edward O. Smith, 
'84, of Madison. Horace G. Underwood, '81 ; John D. Blake, '84, 
and Robert W. Blakfe, '87, oi Ne7v York. Frank H. Davis, '82; Asa 
R. Dilts, Jr., '82, and Alfred W. Anthony, '83, oi Brown. Charles F. 
Sitterly, '83, and Ezra S. Tipple, '84, of Syracuse. Franklin C. Bailey, 
'82, o{ Michigan. George R. Hewitt, '83, and John B. Wilson, '84, of 
Harvard. The following nine seminaries were represented : Andover, 
Bates, Drew, Hamilton, Hartford, New Brunswick, Princeton, Roches- 
ter, and Union. 


Orlando C. Bidwell, '^6, is a member of the College Foot-Ball 



George W. Yates, Jr., '85, is on the College Base- Ball nine. 

Charles H. Perry, *86, is Editor-in-Chief of the "G^«/," and Associate 
Editor of the Athenaeum, 

Charles H. Perry, 'Zd^ took a prize at the Moonlight Rhetorical Con- 
test at Commencement. 

Arthur V. Taylor, '86, took three prizes in Latm, Greek and History, 

George H. Flint, ^%(>y received a prize for general excellence in the 
Classics, also honorable mention in Greek. 

Orlando C. Bidwell, '*2i(>y and Charles H. Perry, '86, received honor- 
able mention in Natural History. 

William Goodyear is Captain of the Sophomore Tug-of-War team. 


The Union Chapter held its Annual Initiation banquet, Friday 
evening, October 17. 

Among the guests present were the Rev. Dr. William "E. Griffis, 
Rutgers, '69 ; M. C. Allen, Madison, '81 ; and E. P. White, L. A. Cass, 
R. J. Landon, R. J. Wands, Union Alumni ; William L. Kennedy, Jr.,. 
of Johnstown, N. Y., and James E. Brennan, of Albany, N. Y., were 
made members of Delta UpsUon. 

G. S. Dorwin, 'Zd^ will represent Delta U. on the Junior society 
publication, the Garnet. 

The fraternities having chapters here have the following membership : 
Kappa Alpha, 1 1 ; Alpha Delta Phi, 4 ; Sigma Phi, 5 ; Beta Theta 
Pi, 12; Psi Upsilon, 14; Delta Phi, 10; Phi Delta Theta, 11; and 
Delta Upsilon, 12. 

Our chapter is indebted to Professor Price for a copy of a neat little 
volume, edited by himself, entitled " Some Recollections of a Blame- 
less Life." This is a brief memoir of the life of the Rev. Joseph R. Davis, 
Union, '76, and contains contributions from the Rev. Dr. Darling, 
Professor Whitehome, the Rev. Dr. Alexander, the Rev. Dr. Hastings, 
and many others. All the testimonials unite in testifying to his rare 
ability as a scholar, and his noble Christian character. He graduated 
at the head of his class and delivered the Latin salutatory. Prof. 
Whitehome says of him, " 1 have just been looking ever the record of 
his marks in my books, and I look with incredulity at the amazing 
string of lo's, an unbroken sequence of perfect marks in two studies, 
Latin and Greek, for a space of three full years. I never had a pupil 


who showed equal analytical power in searching out and mastering the 
crudities of a complicated sentence," &c. 

After graduation, Brother Davis taught one year, and then received 
an appointment as tutor of Latin, in his Alma Mater. 

After three years he entered Union Theological Seminary, and 
graduating, went to Riverside, Cal. 

Here his health rapidly failed, and he returned to his home at Neath, 
Pa., where he died on the isth of January, 1884. 


Edward M. Bassett, '84, was Ivy orator, and R. T. French, Jr., 
Grove orator, last commencement. 

Alonzo M. Murphey, '86, has be re-elected class president. 

Frederick B. Peck, '85, who left college last year on account of sick- 
ness, has returned to finish his course with *86. 

George A. White, '86, is employed with the Erie R. R. Co. at El- 
mira, N. Y. Address, 503 Grove St. 

Edward M. Bassett, '84, has entered Columbia Law School, New 
York City. 

Western Reserve. 

In the class of '84 Delta Upsilon took all the commencement hon- 
ors : George C. Ford, Valedictory; George R. Mathews, Salutatory; 
Ledyard M. Bailey and Harley F. Roberts, Philosophical Orations. 

At the annual prize speaking we took both prizes ; Klnight, *S6y and 
Wright, '87, winning over eight others. 

Both the undergraduates elected to take part in the Semi-centennial 
of the Philozetian Society were Delta U's : Camfield, '84, Historian, 
and Ashley, '85, Poet. John N. Weld, '86, has been elected President 
of his class and Associate Editor of the annual publication, TA^ Reserve, 


One of our Juniors, W. A. Knight, has gone to Hiram College. 

Our chapter was pleased to receive a visit fi-om brother Snyder, ^S6, 
of Harvard, a few days ago. 

Elmer E. Brooks is President of the Phi Delta society, and F. W. 
Ashley of the Philozetian. 

We are very glad to announce that through the efforts of our '84 al- 
umni a chapter house is assured us in a few years. The good news was 
given us at our commencement banquet by brother Roberts, to whom 
very much of the plan and the work is due. Since that time the work 


has gone on, and a large amount of the funds necessary has been sub- 
scribed. " The Delta Upsilon Chapter House Association of Western 
Reserve University " was incorporated under the State laws, during the 
summer, and a board of five directors elected as follows : President, 
Dr. Charles B. Parker, Rochester, '76, Secretary and Treasurer, H. F. 
Roberts, '84, J. P. Sawyer, '83, A. C. Ludlow, '84, F. W. Ashley, '85. 
One of the directors is to be an undergraduate. 

With our coming wants so well cared for in advance, we feel that 
our welfare is secured. No one of the fraternities here has a house, 
though most of them are preparing for them. 


Of the class officers at Colby, Burleigh S. Annis is Orator ; Fred. 

A. Snow, Historian ; William H. Snyder, Address to the Under-gradu- 
ates; George R. Berry, Secretary and Treasurer of the Senior Class; 
Seldom B. Overlock is President ; Thomas J. Ramsdell, Awarder of 
Prizes of the Junior Class; Stanley H. Holmes is Vice-President; Hol- 
man F. Day, Poet ; Irving O. Palmer, Chairman of the Executive 
Committee of the Sophomore Class. 

Albert M. Richardson and Randall J. Condon took the first and 
third of the four Junior parts which are assigned tor the greatest ex- 
cellence in scholarship during the first two years. 

William H. Snyder took the first, and Fred. A. Snow the second 
prize, at the Junior declamation at commencement. 

William H. Snyder, '85, is first managing editor, and Thomas J, 
Ramsdell, '86, assistant literary editor, of the OracUy the college an- 
nual. Seldom B. Overlock, '86, is second editor of the Colby Echo, 

We have initiated this fall one man from the class of '87, Mr. H., 
D. Dow, and three from the class of *88, J. A. Shaw, J. F. Tilton, A. 

B. Lorimer. 


All our members are back at work except H. W. Bean, '86, 
who has entered Harvard. 

At the last commencement. Delta Upsilon was represented as 
follows : 

On the Sophmore Exhibition, by Wallace S. Truesdell, Henry W. 
Bean, Ernest N. Pattee, and William E. Loucks. 



In the Class Day exercises, by Charles F. Pratt, Master of Ceremo- 
nies, George'M. Simonson, Tree Orator, and Alexander Watt, Poet. 

The Oration before the Alumni was delivered by Joseph O'Connor, 
'63, and the Poem by Henry W. Conklin, '79. 

Among the Commencement speakers were Elmer E. Williams,. 
Charles F. Pratt, George M. Simonson, and George S. Swezey. 

Not only was Delta Upsilon well represented in the Commence- 
ment exercises, but she received a large per cent, of the honors given. 
George S. Swezey, '84, received the second Davis Prize Medal. 

Henry C. Cooper and Joseph H. Hill, '85, divided between them 
the Junior Greek Prize. 

William E. Loucks, *86, received the First Dewey Prize for 

Henry W. Bean, *86, took the First Sophomore Latin Prize. 

Honorable mention was made of Joseph H. Hill, '85, and J. Ross 
Lynch, '85, for weekly recitation, during the year, in Italian, also 
of George F. Holt, '85, and Joseph H. Hill, '85, for an examination 
upon " Histoire du Moyen Age." 

Our Thirty-fourth Annual Initiation Banquet was held at the New 
Osbom House, on Friday evening, October 3d; nineteen of our 
Alumni were present, and all pronounced the occasion a most enjoya- 
ble one. Messrs. W. R. Betteridge, S. M. Brickner, W. Hays, A. J. 
Merrell, H. P. Riddell, and W. C. Wilcox, were initiated. After dis- 
cussing an elaborate metiu^ the following toasts were proposed, and the 
responses highly enjoyed. D. Johnson Myers,*82, ably filled the posi- 
tion of Toast-master. 


Our Alumni Chapter^ 
The Semi-centennial 

Our Honorary Members^ 
Caout Chouc in Politics^ 

Progress in Delta U., 
The Delta Ws of '%2*, . 



Edward B. Angell, M. D., '77^ 
George F. Holt, '85. 

Prof Thomas H. Pattison. 
Augustine S. Carman, '82. 

George S. Swezey, 84. 
. William R. Betteridge, *88. 














New York, 








Charles H. Perry, 
William P. Landon, 
William T. Ormiston, 
Harris H. Wilder, 
Calvin A. Judson, 
George R. Berry, 
George F. Holt, 
Charles Billings, 
Lewis B. Chamberlain, 
John S. Festerson, 
Harry E. Schell, 
Norman M. Isham, 
Frederick S. Benedict, 
Charles S. Mitchell, 
WiLUAM A. Wilson, 
Nathan D. Corbin, 
Leonard L. Skelton, 
Charles M. Harrington, 

Williamstown, Mass. 

Schenectady, N. Y. 

Clinton, N. Y. 

Box 634, Amherst, Mass. 

Box 2S4, East Cleveland, Ohio. 

Waterville, Me. 

Box 387, Rochester, N. Y. 

Middlebary, Vermont. 

New Brunswick, N. J. 

Hamilton, N. Y. 

757 Broadway, New York City. 

I Major St., Providence, R. I. 

Lock- Box 1480, Ithaca, N. Y. 

Box 434, Marietta, Ohio. 

615 Chestnut St., Syracuse, N. Y. 

Box 3141, Ann Arbor, Mich. 

Evanston, 111. 

48 Thayer, Cambridge, Mass. 


James Ten Broeke gave the valedictory address and Robert J. 
Barton the salutatory at commencement. 

Marvin H. Dana, *S6, received the second Merrill oratorical prize. 

The Waldo prizes given to the three best Scholars in each class were 
awarded to Delta U's, as follows : class of '84, James Ten Broeke, first 
prize, Robert J. Barton, second ; '85, Wilbert N. Severance, third ; 'S6y 
Henry L. Bailey, first; '87, George E. Knapp, second. 

Henry N. Winchester, '87, took the second Greek prize. 

The address before the associated Alumni on commencement day 
was delivered by the Hon. E. B. Sherman, '60, President of the Il- 
linois State Bar Association. 

At the usual reunion at our hall, there were present, besides the 
Alumni of our chapter, graduate brothers of Bowdoin, Brown, and 
Syracuse. By vote of the Alumni at that time, our chapter is to be 
presented by each graduate member a book for the library. With this 
addition our library will be in a condition to render, in great measure, 
the service for which a resort to other libraries has hitherto been neces- 
sary. We shall send at least two delegates to the Semi-centennial Con- 
vention at New York. 



Lewis B. Chamberlain, '86, received the second Peter Vanderbilt 
Spader prize for an essay on a subject in Modem History. Sherman 
G. Pitt, '88, received the second Sloan prize for best entrance exam- 
ination. Charles F. Deshler, '85, has been elected captain of the 
Cleveland and Hendricks Club of Rutgers College. We have so far 
initiated six men from the class of '88, as follows : Rufus N. Chamber- 
lain, Willard A. Heacock, Sherman G. Pitt, William B. Tomkins, Fer- 
dinand S. Wilson, and Charles S. Wyckoff. 


In the Senior prize debate, which took place last commencement, 
Dewey L. Martin, who was the only Delta U. representative, took the 
first prize. Marion L. Brown was unable to appear on account of 

In the Kingsford prize contest in declamation, both of the Delta U's 
representatives took prizes: Charles J. Butler, first, in the class of '86, 
and William H. Cossum, second, in the class of '87. 

Delta U. has two men on the Madisonensis board of editors: John 
H. Festerson, '85, and Charles H. Dodd, ^%(i, 

Fred. J. Tumbul, ^Z(i^ represents the chapter on the Salmagundi 

We have initiated Frank C. Barrett, George W. Douglass, Irving A. 
Douglass, Clayton Grinnell, Philip C. Payne, Fenton C. Rowell, and 
William H. Wiltse, all graduates of Colgate Academy. 


The Brown Chapter begins the work of the year with every prom- 
ise of its usual prosperity. Our relations with the other Greek Letter 
societies in college are most friendly. The Senior class has chosen 
Brother Carter as Class Day orator, and Brother Everett to deliver the 
address to the undergraduates at the planting of the class tree. Broth- 
er Everett is also the recipient of the Dunn premium for excellence 
in rhetorical studies. 

Pinkham received the first Latin, second Greek, and second mathe- 
matical of the Freshman entrance prizes. Friday evening, October 
3d, we initiated seven new members, three who have just entered the 
Sophmore class, and four from the Freshman class. After the initi- 


ation, the chapter with its new members, and a few of the most recent 
alumni sat down to a pleasant supper. When the various viands had 
been disposed of, the call of the toast-master elicited numerous respon- 
ses, full of enthusiasm for the work of the society and loyalty to Delta 
Upsilon. Clarence H. Manchester, *S6, read the following poem in 
response to the toast, " The Ideal Life." 

O, poets may sing of the life of the shepherd, 

Of keeping of kine and of feeding of flocks. 
Of innocent labors and innocent pleasures, 

Of going to bed without thinking of locks. 

Let the brave soldier boast of his boldness in battle ; 

Let the sailor tell tales of the tempest-tossed sea ; 
A far better life than the soldier's or sailor's, 

The very ideal, is known unto me. 

The Arab delights in his days in the desert. 

In the range of his steed to the sea's very brink ; 

Yet I doubt if his life is just perfectly happy ; 
He may go very long without getting a drink. 


Though the Esquimaux walks in a world full of wonders. 
Still of course you'll agree that 'tis not very nice; 

We all have a slight inclination to shudder 

When we hear that somebody is packed upon ice. 

Yet what shall be said of a prince in his glory, 
A prince with a diadem bright on his head ? 

Why, he can't go to sleep without taking the trouble 
To see if there's dynamite under the bed. 

But a President, then, of this peerless Republic, 
O ! what finer fortune than that could you wish ? 

Is it nice to be torn into thousands of tatters. 
And lied about more than a small string of fish ? 

Then cannot a man guide his ways without worry ? 

The Afiican's firee in his home by the brakes. 
How about that complaint which has come to this climate ? 

He can't be called happy for fear of the snakes ! 


Now all here are friends, of that I feel certain, 
And the ideal life you would all like to share ; 

And though I esteem its most precious possession, 
For my trusty companions IVe plenty to spare. 

Know you not of this life that has not any equal. 
The one that is earnest, and faithful and true ? 

Tis the life of a man who's in Delta Upsilon, 
And stands by his colors, the Gold and the Blue. 

The fall meeting of the Providence Alumni Association was held in 
the hall of the active chapter, October loth. After a short business meet- 
ing at which several new names were received. Colonel John A. Mon- 
roe, Brown, '64, read a paper entitled "Battery D at the Battle of An- 
tietam." The paper, treating of scenes and incidents that fell immedi- 
ately under the eye of the author, gave the hearers a vivid apprecia- 
tion of the valor and pathos of the battle-field. 


At the recent Junior Election, A. A. Packard was elected Vice- 
President, and Frank W. Shepard, Treasurer. Stanley Stoner received 
the highest number of votes for the Comellian Board, and Frank T. 
Howard the highest number for Athletic Director. In '87, A. R. 
Warner was elected Base Ball Director, and E. L. Smith was re-elected 
Marshal, by an almost unanimous vote. Elections have not yet been 
held by '85 and '88. 

The Chapter is rejoicing at having the name of Henry C. Olmsted, 
of Binghamton, N. Y., '85, placed upon its rolls recently. 

In the Military Department, Fisher, '85, is Captain and Adjutant of 
the batallion, Eidlitz, '85, is a captain, Stoner, '86, a lieutenant, and 
Warner, '87, a sergeant. 

During the vacation, F. T. Howard, ^Z^^ won two first and one second 
prizes in bicycle races. He holds the University championship. 

The Chapter is represented on the Cornell Era by H. C. Olmsted, 
'85, Managing Editor, and A. A. Packard, *86, of the staff. 

In the Students' Blaine and Logan Club, numbering three hundred 
men. Delta Upsilon has three of the four captains, one lieutenant, and 
one sergeant. 

Kappa Alpha will shortly begin building a Chapter house on the 
campus, opposite that of Psi Upsilon. 


At the beginning of the term, the Greek Letter Societies numbered 
IS follows: Alpha Delta Phi, 14; Delta Upsilon, 13; Psi Upsilon, 
13; Theta Delta Chi, 10; Kappa Alpha, 9; Beta Theta Pi, 9; Delta 
Kappa Epsilon, 8 ; and Zeta Psi, 5. 

Fred W. Hebard, '87, is one of the two University chapel or- 

The Chapter has secured grounds and organized a Delta Upsilon 
Tennis Club. 

After a year's trial, we have decided that living together in a block 
answers every purpose of a chapter house. 


Charles S. Mitchell, *S6, took the second, and Edward B. Haskell, 
'87, the first prize, for Declamation in their respective classes. 

Edward C. Means, '85, who has left Marietta and entered the 
Kf assachusetts Institute of Technology, was awarded the third prize 
tor Junior Essay at Commencement. 

Ever since the establishment, in 1882, of the entrance examination 
prizes, the first has been taken by a Delta Upsilon. This year we 
-secured first and second, the successful competitors being Robert M. 
Labaree and William B. Addy. 

Of our recently graduated '84 men, Beach is teaching school at 
Grimins Landing, W. Va., Dawes is engaged in the study of law in 
Marietta, Dunn has entered business in Columbus, Davis and Lloyd 
are pursuing a theological course at Chicago, and Morris is at his 
home near Cincinnati, and Thomiley intends to stay on his farm 
near Gallipolis, O. 

Among the visitors at Marietta, we rarely see any of our brothers 
fi-om the East This summer, however, we have had two very pleas- 
ant visits from Charles F. Pratt, Rochester, '84. Let us hear from 
others who may pass through the southern part of Ohio. 

We have initiated the following members of *SS : William B. Addy, 
Walter G. Beach, Rollin W. Curtis, Addison KLingsbury, Jr., Benjamin 
W. Labaree, Robert M. Labaree, and Samuel Hildreth Putnam. 


Michigan Chapter was incorporated about the middle of June last, 
and a President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Board of 
Directors of the corporation elected. The first four offices are filled 


by Prof. J. B. Johnson, '78, of Washington University, the President of 
the chapter; George C. Schemm, '85, and Fred. C. Hicks, *86. The 
Directors are W. L. Jenks, '78, Asa D. Whipple, '81, W. B. Chamber- 
lain, '84, H. G. Prettyman, '85, and Fred. C. Hicks, 'S6. Of the Di- 
rectors, the term of office of one alumnus and one undergraduate ex- 
pires each year. 

The eleven seniors of '84 in Delta Upsilon gave the chapter and 
visiting Alumni a banquet at headquarters' parlors, Tuesday evening 
of commencement week. Among the Alumni and others present were 
ex-Go V. Austin Blair, Union, '39 ; Rodney M. Edwards, Trinity, '74, 
of the Detroit Evening Journal ; J. B. Johnson, '78, W. L. Jenks, '78, 
Leroy Halsey, '79, Chas. Hutchinson, '81, W. A. Locy, '81, F. C. 
Bailey, '82. Brother W. L. Jenks acted as Toast-master, and toasts 
were responded to by Gov. Blair, Messrs. Edwards, Locy, Hutchinson, 
Halsey, Johnson, Bailey, W. B. Chamberlain, '84, H. G. Prettyman, 
'85, and Philip R. Whitman, '2i%. The affair was peculiarly successful 
and enjoyable. 

H. G. Prettyman, '85, has been appointed superintendent of the 
newly organized cooperative society of the University of Michigan. 

We anticipate a very large Freshman delegation this year ; five men 
are already pledged. There will be no initiations until late in Octo- 
ber, however. 

R. G. Morrow, '83, has recently finished and presented to the chap- 
ter a very complete and interesting history of the chapter firom its 
foundation to the end of '82-83. 


C. G. Plummer, '84, is attending the Chicago Medical School. 

W. H. Foster, '85, who graduated at the Albany Law School last 
June, was admitted to the bar at Chicago last month, and is now in 
Charles Dunham's office at Geneseo, 111. 

Fred Hills, '83, and Benton Middlekauff, '87, are sojourning in 

James A. Clark, '84, was married during the summer to Miss Jennie 
Brookyus, of De Kalb, 111., and Robert H. Pooley, '83, to Miss Ger- 
trude Skelton, of Evanston, 111. 

The class recently admitted to the Rock River Conference were 
complimented by Dr. Hatfield and Bishop Warren as the finest class 


ev^cr admitted to the conference. Four of the six candidates were 
JDdta U's, including Brothers Ferguson, Pooley, Bell, and Evans. 

C. Sl Rhodes, '84, graduated from the Union Law College, Chicago, 
SLWkd was admitted to the bar during the summer. 

W. F. Atchison, '84, is taking the theological course at Garret Bib- 
lical Institute. 

Geo. F. Reynolds is attending the Boston School of Technology. 

The Rev. Polhemus Swift, '81, has been returned to the pastorate of 
tihe Centenary Church, Chicago, III., while the Rev. Joseph M. Cor- 
inack, '81, has been appointed to the charge of St. Paul's Church, of 
the same city. 


The first four men in the Senior Class are members of Delta Upsi- 
lon, William C. Smith leading the class, which numbers 200. 

John H. Huddleston and Edmund N. Snyder, of '86, stand re- 
spectively first and second, both having as high an average as has ever 
been given in the University. Brother Snyder received highest 
Second year honors in classics at the end of his Sophomore year. 

W. V. Judson, *S6, has entered the West Point Military Academy as 
a. member of the class of '88. Brother Judson passed a brilliant ex- 
a.mination in June. 

Frank S. Churchill, 'SS, who was on the Lacrosse team last year, is 
playing on the 'Varsity Eleven; Charles M. Harrington, '85, is also 
playing on the eleven in the Rush line. 

Mollis Webster, '84, is Instructor in Natural History in the Uni- 

John B. Wilson, '84, has entered the Andover Theological School. 
Brother Wilson is a good writer, has an excellent delivery, and is sure 
to make a success in his calling. 

Archie L. Hodges, '83, who stood second in his class at graduation, 
is now a Tutor in Cambridge. 

George W. Dickerman, '82, is Instructor in the Berkeley School in 
New York City. 

Two of the four men chosen to represent the Class of '85 on Class- 
Day, in the capacity of Orator, Poet, Ivy Orator, and Odist, are mem- 
bers of Delta Upsilon, Joseph Adna Hill, of Temple, N. H., as 
Odist, and George Reed Nutter, of Boston, as Poet. 

We take pleasiue in presenting to the members of the Fraternity the 


following list of prizes and scholarships takeif by our Chapter during 
the past year : 

Hollis Webster, '84, received a Bowditch Scholarship of $250; 
Victor C. Anderson, '85, a Bowditch of $250 ; George A. Craigin, 
'85, a Thayer of $350; Charles F. Currier, '85, a Bowditch of $250 ; 
Charles M. Harrington, '85, a Thayer of $350 ; Henry T. Hildreth, 
'85, a Thayer of $350; Joseph A. Hill, '85, a Bassett of $100; Wil- 
liam C. Smith, '85, a Farras of $350 , Frank S. Churchill, 'S6^ a 
Scholarship of $200 ; Henry E. Fraser, *S6, a Matthews of $300 ; 
George E. Howes, ^S6, a Bowditch of $250 ; John H. Huddleston, 
'86, a Thayer of $350 ; William F. Osgood, 'S6, a Cudworth of $300; 
Edmund N. Snyder, 'S6, a Thayer of $350 ; T. C. Craig, '87, a 
Matthews of $300, giving a grand total of four thousand and three 
hundred dollars. 

gtn ^etnarittnt' 

G. W. S. Ingraham, Cornell, '71, 

George Winfield Scott Ingraham, M. D., died of pulmonary con- 
sumption, at Denver, Colo., on the 28th of October. He was bom at 
Delphi, N. Y., July 21, 1850, and prepared for college at the Oneida 
Seminary. After graduating with the degree of A. B., in 187 1, he taught 
a year in Kenwood School at New Brighton, Pa., and during the two 
succeeding years was Assistant Professor of the classics at Swarthmore 
College, Pa. From 1874 to 1876, he studied in Europe, and received 
the degree of Ph. D. from Wurzberg University, Germany. Upon re- 
turning to the United States he was for two years Professor at St. 
John's school. Sing Sing, N. Y., and in 1870 was then appointed Assis- 
tant Professor of the classics at Cornell University. This position he 
was obliged to refuse on account of ill health, and being advised by his 
physicians to try Colorado, he thereupon made his home in Denver. 
Having decided to become a physician, he began the study of medicine 
under Dr. W. E. Wilson of that city. In 1882 he received the degree 
of M. D. from Denver University, and began practice. Locating first 
at Castle Rock, Colo., but soon returned to Denver, to St. Luke's Hos- 
pital During life he was an eminent linguist, and published trans- 
lations of Turgenieff 's " Purrin and Babroui " and "A Daughter of the 


Regiment," and translated Heyse's " Witch of Corso " from the Ger. 
man. In 1876, he published a work of his own, entitled " De Alemanio 
Dialecto." At the time of his death he was Surgeon to the Denver and 
Rio Grande R. R., at Springville, Utah. 



'36. Anson Loomis Hobart, M. D., the first President of the Fraternity, 
has been practicing medicine in Worcester, Mass., since 1858. 

'36. The Rev. Edmund Wright has been the Agent of the American 
Bible Society in Missouri for twenty-one years. 

*37. Francis Wilder Tappan, of Bristol, Mass., is Special Justice of the 
Third District Court of Bristol County. 

'41. Samuel Ware Fisher is engaged in the manufacture of paper at 
Huntington, Mass. 

*42. Addison Ballard, D. D., is Professor of Moral Philosophy and 
Rhetoric in Lafayette College at Easton, Pa. Prof Ballard is a contributor 
to the Princeton Review, 

'43. Henry B. Horsford is Principal of the Hudson Female Seminary at 
Hudson, Ohio. 

'44. Calvin Colton Halsey, M. D., was made a Fellow of the American 
Academy of Medicine in 1882. 

The Hon. Edward N. S. Morgan, M. D., of the Class of '44, died at 
Bennington, Vt., July last. 

'45. The Rev. David A. Strong, formerly of Cobraine, Mass., has ac- 
cepted a call to East Granby, Ct. 

'47. The Rev. S. F. Bacon is at present pastor of a flourishing Presby- 
terian church in Oshkosh, Wis. He has had this charge for five years. 

'47. Andrew K. Smith, M. D., who was formerly surgeon in the army, has 
been appointed Post-Surgeon at the West Point Military Academy. 

'47. The Hon. David A. Wells has been offered the nomination for 
Congressman in his district. 

'63. The Rev. Alexander M. Merwin is the author of an article in the 
New York Observer which has attracted considerable notice. It is on the 
condition of the religious classes in Chili. 

'63. Prof. L. W. Spring, Professor of English Literature in the Univer- 
sity of Kansas, is preparing a work in the series of American common- 
wealths. It is entitled '^ Kansas.'' 


'57. James Wilkinson died in Daytona, Florida, July 29, 1880. Mr. 
Wilkinson was connected with the Grange movement, and organized the 


State granges in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, and was Lecturer of the 
State Grange in Iowa. He was nominated for Congress in the Fifth Dis- 
trfct of Iowa in 1874, but not elected. His health failing him, he moved 
to Florida in 1875, and engaged in orange growing untU his death from 

'58. Henry Anson Butts, D. D., is President of the Drew Theological 
Seminary at Madison, N. J. 

'58. The Hon. Charles P. Shaw is the Republican candidate for State 
Assembly in the Seventh New York District. 

*59. Captain Lucien E. Carter has been practising law at St. Joseph, 
Mo., since 1865. 

*6i. The Hon. Benjamin A. Willis has been actively engaged during 
the canvass in stumping for Cleveland and* Hendricks. 

'72. Col. Daniel S. Lamont, private Secretary to President-elect Cleve- 
land, is managing Editor of the Albany Argus. 

'80. F. T. Rogers, M. D., was the recipient of one of the two Phi Beta 
Kappa Keys given at Commencement. 

'84. W. A. Moore is proprietor of a large sash and blind factory at Pots- 
dam, N. Y. 

'84. Zenas Clark is principal of a flourishing school at Morristown, N. Y. 

'84. M. C. Allen, Madison, *8i, has settled at Sandy Hill, N. Y., and is 
engaged in the manufacturing business. 

'87. W. I. Sweet, who left college last year, was recently married, and 
has entered the Theological Seminary at Auburn, N. Y. 


'80. Ward M. Beckwith, after passing three years as a tutor in Robert 
College, Constantinople, has returned and accepted a position as private 
tutor to a son of Senator McPherson, of New Jersey. 

'81, *82, '83. Edson C. Dayton, '81, and J. Alexander Adair, '84, are in 
the Lane Theo. Sem., at Cincinnati, O., and Lowell C. Smith, *82, George 
W. Luther, '83, and C. Fred. Porter, '84, in Auburn, N. Y. 

'83. E. N. Jones has been retained as Principal of the High School at 
Saratoga, and his salary raised to $1,200. 

'83. George H. Rodger has entered a medical college in New York. 

'84. George W. Warren is teaching in Cazenovia Seminary, N. Y. 

'84. Louis A. Scovel is studying medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. 

'85. Charles N. Severance was married August 7th to Miss Gertrude 
Calkins, of Daysville, N. Y. Mr. Severance has left college, and is filling 
the position of Principal of the Academy at Southold, L. I. 


'49. The Rev. Julius L. Hatch may be addressed at the Custom House, 
San Francisco, Cal. 


*52. The Rev. O. P. Allen, missionary of the American Board, at Har«- 
poot, Turkey, arrived recently in New York City. 

'54. The Rev. Milan H. Hitchcock, formerly of Constantinople, Turkey, 
is supplying the pulpit of the Congregational Church, at Hubbardston, 

'56. The Rev. Hiram C. Haydcn, D.D., District Secretary of the Amer- 
ican Board, N. Y., has resigned this position to accept a call to the pastorate 
of his former church, the First Presbyterian, of Cleveland, Ohio. 

*58. The Rev. William L. Bray, recently of Clinton, Iowa, was installed 
pastor of the Congregational Church, Kenosha, Wis., September 24th. 

*59. Houghton, Mifflin & Co. have lately published a volume by the Rev. 
S. E. Herrick, D.D., entitled **Some Heretics of Yesterday," twelve lec- 
tures on the great religious reformers from the 14th to the 19th Century. 

'72. George Fowler is Professor of Mathematics in the State Normal 
School, Emporia, Kans. 

, '79. The Rev. Nehemiah Boynton, of Littleton, Mass., has accepted a 
call to become colleague pastor with the Rev. Dr. R. H. Seelye, in the 
charge of the Congregational Church in Haverhill, Mass. 

'79. The Rev. Darius A. Newton, of Lancaster, has declined his call to 
the pastorate of the Congregational church in Saco, Maine. 

'80. Fred A. Gaylord will remain another year at Yale Theological 

*8i. R. L. Low was married September ist, at Cushings Island, Port- 
land, Me., to Miss Rollie H. Borden. 

'83. Grorge B. Foster is connected with a publishing and importing house 
in Boston, Mass. ; address, 505 Shawmut Ave. 

'83. Alexander D. Noyes, of the Commercial Advertiser^ sailed on the 
16th of October in the steamer ** Republic," for the purpose of spending the 
winter, and, perhaps a year, in travel and study in Europe. 

'84. W. C. Crocker is teaching at West Dennis, Mass. 

'84. J. J. Robertson has entered a book manufacturing establishment in 
Western New York. 

'84. H. P. Richardson is in a bank at Janesville, Wis. 

'84. A. W. Whitcomb is in business with his father, Worcester, Mass. 

'84. Edward M. Bassett is tutoring in the Prospect Park Institute, Brook- 
lyn, and attending Columbia Law School. 

'84. Cassius M. Clark is teaching in Barnstable, Mass. 


'69. The Rev. Josiah Strong has resigned his position as State Secretary 
for Home Missions, and accepted a call to the Vine Street Church in Cincin- 
nati, Ohio. 

•78. Louis A. Kelly has lately removed from Cincinnati, to Cleveland, 
Ohio^ where he is engaged in commission business. 


" '82. L. J. Kuhn returned from Europe in July, and is now at Lane Theo- 
logical Seminary. 

'84. L. M. Bailey is now in the office of the Akron Rubber Works at 
Akron, Ohio,as stenographer. Camfield has taken a half section in Kandiotta, 
Dakota, and is superintendent of the schools in Milnor ; Cross and Mathews 
are in the Yale Divinity School ; Ludlow in Lane Theological Seminary ; 
Roberts and Hobart are instructors in Western Reserve Academy at 
Hudson, Ohio ; Ford is reading law in Judge S. E. Williamson's office in 
Cleveland, Ohio. 

'85. Frank J. Cox has lately established himself in business in Harbor 
Springs, Michigan. 

'85. Jesse Vickery was admitted to the bar at the last examination before 
the Supreme Court. 


'56. The Rev. A. R. Crane received the degree of Doctor of Divinity, at 
the last commencement. 

'79. WiUiam E. Morang has been appointed to a professorship in the 
Roger Williams University, Nashville, Tennessee. 

'79. Prof. Allen P. Soule, for a year past Principal of the Dexter High 
School, has been elected superintendent of the Public Schools in Hingham, 

'81. The Rev. F.'M. Preble has received a call to a church at Framing- 
ham, Massachusetts. 

*82. George L. Dunham has been appointed second master in the High 
School at Portland, Maine. 

'83. Rev. H. H. Manser has been ordained Pastor of the Baptist Church 
in Barre, Massachusetts. 

'83. G. W. H. Libby is a student in the Portland, Maine, Medical School. 

'83. David W. Knowlton is studying law in Minneapolis, Minnesota. 

'84. Willard K. Clement has gone to Germany to pursue a three years 
course in the University of Leipsic. 

'84. Charles S. Estes is Assistant Principal in the Houlton Academy, 
Houlton, Maine. 


'60. The Rev. C. S. Sheffield, recently President of the Pierce City Col- 
lege, pierce City, Mo. , has accepted a call to the Memorial Baptist Church 
ot Topeka, Kans. 

'60. The Rev. F. H. Palmer, Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church 
of Penn Yan, N. Y., received the degree of D. D. from Hamilton College 
at their last Commencement. 

'62. The Rev. W. Bainbridge, who has recently made a tour of Chris- 
tian Missions, is giving lectures of his travels. Mr. Bainbridge has written 


several books about the mission work, viz : *' Tour of Christian Missions,'* 
* * Along the Lines to the Front," " Self Giving." 

'64. The Hon. Sereno E. Payne, of Auburn, N. Y., Representative ii> 
Congress from the 26th district, has been re-elected. 

'75. The Rev. Theron Cutwater is Pastor of the East Baptist Church of 
Elizabeth, N. J. 

^^T, E. C. Aiken is practicing law in Auburn, N. Y. 

*79- J' C. Ransom, formerly teacher of languages in the Grand River 
Institute, Austinburg, Ohio, is now teacher of languages in the Ohio State 
Normal school at Canfield, Ohio. 

*8o. George W. Pye was married to Miss Belle Foster at the bride's resi- 
dence on Spencer St., Rochester, N. Y., on July i6th. 

*8i. The Rev. D. J. Ellison, who graduated from the Rochester Theolog- 
ical Seminary last spring, was recently married to Miss Emma T. Gum- 
ming, of Brooklyn, and is Pastor of the Bergen Heights Baptist Church, 
Jersey City, N. J. 

*8i. Waldo S. Morse was admitted to the bar at the Spring Examination, 
and has opened a law office in the Savings Bank Building, Rochester, N. Y. 
Mr. Morse is also inventor of the Morse Copying Pad. 

*82. George A. Gillette is Instructor in Languages, in a female college at 
Santa Rosa, Cal. 

'82. D. J. Myers of the Rochester Theological Seminary, who supplied 
the pulpit of the Ninth St. Baptist Church, Cincinnati, Ohio, during the 
summer, was presented with a handsome gold watch by the members of 
the congregation. 

'83. W. S. Lemen is Assistant Principal of the Tonawanda High School. 

'84. John C. Carman and Alexander Watt are at the Rochester Theo- 
logical Seminary. 

'84. George S. Swezey is Principal of the Bergen Union Schools. 

'84. Fred. E. Lent is Assistant Principal of the Palmyra Union Schools. 

'84. George M. Simonson is on the staff of the Examiner, of New York. 

'84. E. E. Williams is at Crozier Theological Seminary. 

'84. Charles F. Pratt is City Editor of the Aubumian, Auburn, N. Y. 


'72. The Rev. K. C. Anderson, of Troy, N. Y., delivered the Baccalaureate 
sermon before the graduating classes of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute of 
Troy, and Union College at Schenectady. 

'81. J. L. Barton of Hartford Theological Seminary, has supplied the 
Congregational church in Weston, Vt., during the summer. 

'84. James Ten Brocke is in the Theological Seminary at Rochester, N. Y^ 

'84. R. J. Barton, is in the Hartford Theolog^cel Seminary. 



'59. William H. Bartles, M. D., has been one of the physicians in the 
Pennsylvania Hospital for the Insane, Philadelphia, since October, 1871. 

'60. The Rev. John W. Beardslee received the degree of D. D. from 
his Alma Mater at the last Commencement, the only one conferred this 

'60. The Rev. Richard De Witt, in whose room our Chapter was founded 
in June, 1858, has a son in the Junior class, and hopes to send another 
next year. 

'64. William H. Kling is the only member of our Chapter of whom our 
Quinquennial Editor was unable to learn anything. He came originally 
from Brooklyn, N. Y., and any information of him will be gratefully re- 
ceived by I. S. Upson, the Editor, New Brunswick, N. J. 

'68. Prof. E. A. Bowser has received from the publishers the first copies 
of his new work on "Analytic Mechanics." It promises to have the same 
deserved success of his former publications. In the construction of many of 
the figures, he was assisted by our second-honor man of '78, Brother Rob- 
ert W. Prentiss, M. S., now of the Nautical Almanac Office, Washing- 
ton, D. C. 

*6g. The Rev. William Elliott Griffis received the degree of D. D. from 
Union College last June. ** Never was an honor more truly merited," 
said an Alumnus of some standing. 

'77. Henry Veghte, after a year ot successful teaching in our Grammar 
School, has accepted a position as Instructor in English Literature in the 
University of California at Berkeley. He is missed in New Brunswick, and 
a host of friends wish him much success in his Western chair. 

'77. William F. Wyckoff was married October ist, to Cornelia, daughter 
of Mrs. S. L. Spader, at Jamaica, N. Y. 

'81. Irving S. Upson has been appointed Librarian of Rutgers College. 
He accepted the keys and took charge September loth. 

'81. The Rev. G. H. Stephens, I. S. Upson, E. B. Voorhees, J. S. 
Wight, and the Rev G. Wyckoff, Jr., received the degree of A. M. at the 
Commencement in June. 

'83. J. Waterburry Scudder is no^ in Johns Hopkins University at 
Baltimore, Md. 

'84. P. S. Beekman and G. Davis are studying Theology in the New 
Brunswick Seminary. 

'84. W. P. Bruce is a member of the Junior class. Union Theological 
Seminary, New York City. His address is 5 1 East 69th Street. • 

'84. M. L. Bruce is teaching in Seymour Smith Institute, Pine Plains, 
New York. He succeeds J. W. Scudder, '83. 

'84. J. G. Meyer is studying law at his home in Matteawan, N. Y. 

'84. C. E. Pattison is a Post Graduate in Electricity. He is also playing 
Foot-Ball this year. 



'68. The wife of the Rev. John Love, Jr., of Germantown, Pa., died Au- 
gust 6th. 

'72. The Rev. Marcus D. Buell has recently resigned the pastorate of 
liis church at Hartford, Conn., and accepted the Professorship of Greek 
^md New Testament at the Boston University, Boston, Mass. 

'72. The Rev. Herbert A. Loring of Oakham, Mass. has suffered a 
severe affliction in the death of his wife, who died at that place, on Au- 
gust 2d. 


'76. Rev. A. W. Bowen is having large success in his new pastorate, the 
West 33d Street Baptist Church, New York. 

*77. Prof. D. F. Call occupies the chair of Greek Language and 
Literature in the State University of Iowa. 

'80. Prof. T. F. Hamblin occupies the chair of Latin in the University 
at Ottawa, Kansas. 

'81. Rev. D. D. MacLaurin is rapidly building up his church in Min- 
neapolis, Minn. 

'81. The members of the Madison Chapter extend their profound sympathy 
to Professor Charles Sheldon in his late bereavement, the death of his 
amiable and beloved wife. Professor Sheldon was Valedictorian of the class 
of '81, and now occupies a chair in the Susquehanna Collegiate Institute. 

*82. F. S. Fulton is in the graduating class of the Homoepathic School of 
Medicine, New York City. 

'83. Professor H. C. Stone is President of the Baptist College, at Sioux 
FaUs, Dak. 

'83. R. W. Thomas is Professor of Oratory in the Albany High School. 

'85. T. C. Ely has entered a Medical School, at Philadelphia, Pa. 


'74. The Rev. Seth Famham of Medina, N. Y., died at Block Island, 
R. I., September 14, 1884. 

'74. The Rev. O. P. Gifford, of the Warren Avenue Baptist Church, 
Boston, Mass., returned in September from a three months' vacation spent 

'80. The Rev. W. H. P. Faunce was married last summer. He is 
Pastor of the State Street Baptist Church, Springfield, Mass. 

'82. N. S. Fuller is professor of Latin in Ripon College, Ripon, Wis. 

'84. F. H. Andrews is studying and teaching chemistry in Providence. 

'84. A. A. Baker is Assistant Editor of the Attleboro Chronicle^ Attleboro, 


*84. W. M. P. Bowen is Assistant Clerk of Court of Common Pleas^ 
Providence, R. I. 

*84. F. M. Bronson is Principal of a High School, at Bristol, R. L 

'84. E. P. Fuller was married last summer, and is now studying theology 
at Newton. 

'84. G. A. Tyzzer is Principal of Grammar School, East Greenwich, R. L 


'71. James O'Neill is Attorney and Counsellor-at-Law, and part owner of 
the TimeSf at Neillsville, Wis. 

'73. George C. Morehouse is successfully practising law at 56 Genesee 
St., Utica, N. Y. 

'73. John G. Newkirk is Professor of History at Indiana University, 
Bloomington, Ind. 

'74. Wilmot M. Smith is carrying on an extensive law practice at Pat- 
chogue, L. I. 

'74. H. L. Fairchild has for the past seven years lectured in Zoological 
and Geological science in the New York City private and public schools.. 
He is an officer of the New York City Academy of Science, and Fellow of 
the American Association for the Advancement of Science. 

'75. E. R. Copeland, M. D., formerly of the Smithsonian Institute, at 
Washington, is now a physician at 3 1 1 Reed Street, Milwaukee, Wis. 

'76. Frank O. Young is of the firm of Young Bros., Branch office of the 
Hopkins Manufacturing Co., 306 Court Ave, Des Moines, Iowa. 

'79. Charles M. Youmans is a member of the firm of Youmans Bros. & 
Hodgins, dealers in lumber, lath, shingles, etc., at Winona, Minn. 

*8i. Parke E. Simmons is in the General Solicitor's Office of the Chicago- 
& Western Indiana R. R. Co. Address, 94 Washington Street, Chicago, 

'82. Married at Cleveland, Ohio, September 6, 1884, N. T. Horr to Miss 
Margarete L. Bernard. 

'83. E. J. Pearson is at present located at Brainerd, Minn., as a member 
of an engineering party. 

'84. F. C. Overton was married to Miss Anna S. Allen at Mannsville, 
N. Y., October ist. 

'84. D. H. Decker is connected with the Patent Office at Washington, 
D. C. 


'74. Rev. E. D. Kelsey has removed permanently from Almont, Mich., 
to Cheshire, Conn. 

'74. Principal W. W. Rowlands, oi the Beloit Academy, recently passed 
through Marietta on his way to New York, where he expects, to pursue th«* 
study of law at Columbia Law School. 


'78. Henry C. Diamond, M. D., has just returned from-Germany, where 
he has for a year or two been taking a post-collegiate course of medicine. 
He expects to locate in Detroit, Mien. 

*79. William F. Pogue is manager of a large plantation in the Sandwich 

'80. J. Q. Mitchell, for some time past connected with the New York 
Custom House, has moved to his old home in Locke, O. 

*8o. Cory E. Coville is also engaged in business at Kaulia, Mani, Sand- 
wich Islands. 

*8i. Charles G. Slack, recently graduated from the Department of Metal- 
lurgy, Columbia College, has left for New Mexico, where he expects to 
locate among the silver mines. 

'82. R. G. Kinkead has located at Rolla, Mo., where he will continue the 
practice of law. 

'Ss. Dr. W. W. Kinkead, M. D., has left Marietta for Nashville, Tenn., 
where he will practice his profession. 


*74. Prof. Frank Smalley spent part of his vacation in the North Woods, 
where he added to his reputation as a huntsman by dropping three fine 
bucks. v^ 

'77. Prof. Newton A. Wells read a valuable paper on the ** Value of 
Industrial Art in Prison Reform," before the National Prison Reform As- 
sociation which convened at Saratoga, N. Y., September 9th. 

'78. Arthur H. Giles, formerly Prof of Greek in Cazenovia Seminary, has 
accepted a Government clerkship in the Treasury Department at Washing- 
ton, D. C. 

'84. Edward C. Morey is Professor of Greek in Cazenovia Seminary. 

'84 Frank R. Walker is studying law with the leading law firm of this 

'84. The Rev. Herbert W. Swartz, M.D., started September iSth for Japan, 
where he is to have charge of the Medical Missionary work under the direc- 
tion of the M. E. Board of Missions. 

'84. Ezra S. Tipple has entered Drew Theological Seminary, Madison, N.J. 

'85. Frank Wood, formerly '84, has returned to college, and will graduate 
with '85. 

'85. G. M. Brown has finally deserted the class for the pastorate of the 
First M. E. Church, at Fremont, Neb. 

'86. Frank Bell is teaching at Hamilton, N. Y. 

'86. W. M. B. Tuttle is engaged on the Sunday Times , and will not re- 
sume his college work this year. 

'87. Judson Transue will not return to this year, on account of ill health. 



'78. Jerry W. Jenks was married last August to Miss Georgia Bixter, of 
Mount Morris, III., he having returned from Europe for the purpose. After 
a short stay at Philadelphia, they sailed for Germany, where Brother Jenks 
will resume his studies in political science under Dr. J. Conrad, of Halle. 

'78. Prof. J. B. Johnson, of Washington University, St. Louis, Mo., read 
a paper entitled ** Three Problems in River Physics," before the engineer- 
ing section of the American Science Association, at Philadelphia, Pa. The 
article was very highly spoken of. 

*8i. W. A. Locy has been appointed to the Fellowship in Natural Sci- 
ence, recently endowed at Harvard. A rule debarring married men was 
repealed for his benefit. 

'81. Alfred M. Huycke is Principal of the Wabash, Ind., High-school 
this year. 

'83. Job Tuthill has accepted the position of Assistant Engineer of the 
Detroit, Lansing, and Northern Railroad. His headquarters are at Iowa, 

'83. Alden H. Potter and James M. Thompson are in partnership in the 
real estate business in Minneapolis, Minn. Their office is at No. 211^ 
Nicollet Avenue. 

'84. W. B. Chambeilain is City Editor of the Ann Arbor Register, 

'84. Avon S. Hall is principal of schools at Dundee, Mich. 

'84. A. C. Stanard is teaching in Owasso, Mich. 

'84. A. W. Stalker has been appointed Pastor of the Dixboro M. E. 
Church by the Michigan Conference. 

'84. Emile C. Caleyron is studying law in Cleveland, Ohio, and also fills 
the position of Librarian of the City Law Library. 

'84. H. W. Hawley has been obliged to give up all work on account of 
ill-health, and has resigned his place on the staff of the Detroit Post and 

'84. E. E. Beach, in company with a gentleman named Pickard, has 
established a branch publishing house to Dickerson & Co., of Detroit, at 
La Crosse, Wis. 

'84. W. G. Clark is Instructor of Chemistry and Mathematics at the 
State School of Mines, Rollo, Mo. 

'84. C. W. Carman, after traveling through nineteen States and Canada, 
in the interests of the American Meteorological Journal^ has returned to Ann 
Arbor to become Assistant Librarian in charge of the Seminary rooms. 




die Abbe Delaijmosnb and JMme. Angbuque 
Akmaud (pupils of Ddsarte). With an Essay 
OT "Tkt A Urt^utes of Reason^ " by FranQois 
DuLftAKTB (the only authentic published jpro- 
doctioB frani his pen). Edgar S. Werner, Pub- 
lisher, Albany. N. Y. Second edition, iUustrated 
with charts, figures, and diagrams ; cloth. $3. 

This work gives a clear exposition 
of the Philosophy and Art of expres- 
sion, according to that prince of 
elocutionists, Fransois Del^rte, who 
has done so much to make oratory a 
perfect art. To those who are interest- 
ed in elocution as an art, a long 
review of this treatise is unnecessary, 
for they are already acquainted with 
its principles and aware of its merits. 

Many of our greatest actors, orators 
and singers owe their eminent suc- 
cess to a thorough knowledge of the 
Delsartian principles. At a time 
when effective and elegant oratory 
is so much needed in the pulpit, on 
the platform and on the stage, in order 
to hold the attention of minds almost 
distracted with business cares, it is 
impossible that speakers will pay too 
much attention or too high tribute 
to a work like this. 

The treatise on Oratory Proper 
is in three parts: i. Voice; 2. 
Gesture; 3. Articulate Language. 
These divisions are treated in a 
masterly manner, and the accom- 
panying figures and diagrams help 
greatly to enforce principles. 

The added essay, " The Attributes 
of Reason," is rich in thought, wide 
in scope, and clear in logic. We 
congratulate the publisher on the 
importance of his work, and students 
of oratory on having accessible a 
work so nicely adapted to their needs. 

Egbert C Lawrence, Union, '69, formerly 
prafesMT of History in Union College. Cloth. 
C. W. Bardeen, publisher, Syracuse, N. Y. 

The aim of this work is not to 
treat of minute details of ancient his- 
tory. It aims not to spread before 
the reader a vast amount of facts 

which may burden the memory or 
exhaust the patience, but rather to 
direct attention to certain important 
events and characters which will 
serve to awaken interest and to stim- 
ulate a desire to roam in wider fields 
of history and mythology. It begins 
with the Deluge, and touches briefly 
upon those important events, char- 
acters, and places which seem as 
landmarks in Biblical history. 

The principal products of the 
short description of the physical 
character of Greece, the accounts of 
the origin of the Greeks and of a 
few distinguished Grecian heroes are, 
firstly, the pleasure which is derived 
from reading such brief, simple, and 
yet instructive accounts; and second- 
ly, the interest which is awakened 
to know more of ancient classics. 
Well written and quite comprehen- 
sive accounts of the Siege of Troy, 
the Seven against Thebes, the Voy- 
age of the Argonauts, together with 
short biographies of a few of the 
principal philosophers, orators, and 
poets of Greece aud Rome, make 
the book valuable, readable, and 
very helpful to classical students. 

We are in receipt of a copy of 
Richard E. Day's (Syracuse, '77) re- 
cently published book, ** Lyrics and 
Satires, " in which the author first 
appears as the poet of a wider circle 
than that of the magazines and news- 
papers, where he has long been 
known as a promising versifier. The 
praise accorded to this work by crit- 
ics of the highest authority is alike 
encouraging to him and gratifying 
to us. Nor is it any more than a 
just appreciation of the real worth of 
the pieces which appear here ; they 
are all of a high degree of merit, and 
many of them are of rare excellence, 
pervaded by the truest sentiment 
and an earnest and lofty purpose. 
The measure is of pleasing variety, 
and generally regular, and the dic- 
tion is always forcible and finished. 



The Semi-centennial Convention of the Delta Upsilon Fraternity 
will be held in New York City on ITiursday and Friday, December 4 and 5, 1884, 
with the New York Chapter. The officers arc : 

President Hon. Davip A. Weli^, Williams, *47. 

First Vice-President Hon. Benjamin A. Willis, Union, *6i. 

Second Vice-President Hon. James S. Graves, Hamilton, *6i. 

Third Vice-President Charles Lawrence Mills, Marietta, '85. 

Secretary George Andrews Minasian, New York, '85. 

Treasurer James Ross Lynch, Rochester, '85. 

Orators J Henry Randall Waite, Hamilton, '68. 

I William Elliott Griffis, Rutgers, '69. 

Poet Rossiter Johnson, Rochester, '63. 

Chaplain Rev. James D. Wilson, D.D., Amherst, '58. 



10.30 A. M. and 2.30 P. M. — ^The Convention will assemble in Parlor D. R., 
of the Fifth Avenue Hotel, Madison Square, where all the business sessions will be 

8 P. M. — The Annual Public Exercises will be given in the Academy of Music. 
The Fraternity President, the Hon. David A. Wells, LL.D., D.C.L., will preside. 
Orations will be delivered by Henry Randall Waite, Ph.D., and Professor William 
Elliot Griffis, D.D., and the poem by Rossiter Johnson. Music by the Seventh 
Regiment Band. 


10.30 A. M. and 2.30 P. M. — Cosing business sessions in Parlor D. R., of 
the Fifth Avenue Hotel. 

8.30 P. M.— The Annual Convention Banquet at Delmonico's, Fifth Avenue 
and Twenty-sixth Street. 

The delegates will be entertained, and arrangements have also been made for 
visitors at the Fifth Avenue Hotel. 

Committee of the New York Chapter: — Samuel B. Duryca, *66; H. S. Beattie, 
*73; E. D. Bagen, '76; A. W. Ferris, '78; F. M. Crossett, '84; G. A. Minasian, 
•85 ; C. H. Roberts, '86 ; W. F. Campbell, '87. 

Further particulars can be had upon application to the Secretary, Frederick M. 
Crossett, 83 Cedar St., New York City. 


Delta Upsilon 



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The Delta Upsilon Quarterly. 



After Reading Bryant's Homer C. H. Manchester, Brown, '86 168- 

Alumni of Delta U — Robert J. Eidlitz, Cornell, '85 60, 138, 218, 288 

Among the Exchanges Alexander D. Noyes, Amherst, '83 57, 95 

Anacreon, Ode XXXIV Norman M. Isham, Brown, '86 12a 

Book Reviews Edward M. Bassett, Amherst, '84 73, 153, 224, 306 

Chapter News ..Frederick M. Crossett, New York, '84 41, 125, 178, 271 

Class Ode Joseph A. Hill, Harvard, '85 243 

Columbia College H. Laidlavv Marshall, Columbia, *86 163 

Delta U. News Items... F. M. Crossett, New York, '84 35, 121, 178, 269 

Directory 2, 80, 158, 224 

Dolce Far Niente Joseph A. Hill, Harvard, '85 50 

Editoriai 176, 268^ 

Greek Hom esteads Delta Kappa Epsilon Quarterly 106 

Greek Letter Gossip Alexander D. Noyes, Amherst, '83 53, 92, 213 

Grip's Candidate The Beta Theta Pi 99^ 

In Memoriam 135, 281 

Lafayette College Charles H. Pridgeon, Lafayettb, '86 161 

Lehigh University George A. Ruddle, Lehigh, '86 244 

Letters From Chapters: 

Union, Middlebury, Rutgers, Brown 18^ 

Madison, New York, Cornell, Northwestern 23 

Williams, Hamilton, Adelbert, Colby, Rochester 81 

Madison, Wisconsin, Lafayette, Columbia 169 

Williams, Amherst, Colby, Cornell, Lafayette, Lehigh 247 

Memories Henry E. Fraser, Harvard, '86 11 

Midsummer Prof. William R. Dudley, Cornell, '74265 

New Initiates 75 

Review of the Quinquennial Catalogue 70 

The Fiftieth Convention. .Frederick M. Crossett, New York, '84 30 
The Fifty-first Convention... Frederick M. Crossett, New York, '84 256 

The Intellectual Shower- Bath A. S. Carman, Rochester, '82 15 

The Manliness of Non-Secrecy W. E. Griffis, D.D., Rutgers, '69 3 

The Problem of Life Rev. Orrin P. Gifford, Brown, '74 225 

The University of Wisconsin F. M. Crossett, New York, '84 159 

Triolets Albert W. Ferris, M.D., New York, '78 17 

What's in a Name? Rossiter Johnson, Rochester, '63 12 


Delta Upsilon Quarterly. 

Editor-in-Chief, ROSSITER JOHNSON, 

Rochester. '63. 

Alexander D. Noyes, Frederick M. Crossett, 

Amherst, '83. New York, '84. 

George A. Minasian, Edward M. Bassett, 

New Yoric, '85. 

Amherst, '84. 


1834. Williams, 
1838. Union, 
1847. Hamilton, 
1847. Amherst, 
1847. Adelbert, 
1852. Colby, 
1852. Rochester, 
1856. Middlebary, 
1858. Rutgers, 
i860. Brown, 
1865. Madison, 
1865. New York, 

1869. Cornell, 

1870. Marietta, 
1873. Syracuse, 
1876. Michigan, 

Arthur V. Taylor, 
William P. Landon, 
James B. Parsons, 
Herbert G. Mank, 
William H. Snyder, 
John N. Weld, 
William E. Loucks, 
Henry L. Bailey, 
Peter Stillwell, 
Ferdinand C. French, 
Charles J. Butler, 
Joseph H. Bryan, 
Fred W. Hebard, 
Charles L. Mills, 
Frederick B. Price, 

Albert L. Arner, 
1880. Northwestern, Frank Cook, 
1880. Harvard, Albert A. Gleason, 

Williamstown, Mass. 

Schenectady, N. Y. 

Clinton, N. Y. 

Amherst, Mass. 

Waterville, Me. 

Box 312, East Cleveland, Ohio. 

Box 387, Rochester, N. Y. 

Middlebary, Vt. 

New Brunswick, N. J. 

22 Brownell St., Providence, R. I. 

Lock Box 14, Hamilton, N. Y. 

757 Broadway, New York City. 

Lock- Box 1650, Ithaca, N. Y. 

Box 133, Marietta, Ohio. 

615 Chestnut St., Syracuse, N. Y» 

Ann Arbor, Mich. 

Evanston, 111. 

29 Stoughton, Cambridge, Mass* 

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 alumni and undergraduates. 

The price of subscription is one dollar per volume. 

Copies of Volume II. (four numbers) may be had, price $i.oo. 

All persons wishing to secure the business patronage of the Fraternity 
will find it to their advantage to send for our advertising rates. 

All communications should be addressed to the 
DELTA UPSILON QUARTERLY, 83 Cedar Street, New York. 

Business Manager, Frederick M. Crossett, 83 Cedar Street, New York. 


The Delta Upsilon Fraternity, founded as the Social Frater- 
nity in Williams College in 1834. 

The List Annual Convention of the Fraternity will be held with the 
Rochester Chapter, at Rochester, N. Y., in October, 1885. 

The officers are : — 

President Hon. Marcellus L. Stearns, Colby, '63. 

First Vice-President Prof. Elisha B. Andrews, Brown, '70. 

Second Vice-President Hon. Sereno E. Payne, Rochester, '64. 

Third Vice-President Charles H. Roberts, New York, *86. 

Secretary Edward T. Parsons, Rochester, '86. 

Treasurer Frederick J. Turnbul, Madison, '86. 

Orator Rev. Orrin P. Gifford, Brown, '74. 

Alternate Hon. Elijah B. Sherman, Middlebury, *6o. 

Poet Prof. William R. Dudley, Cornell, '74. 

Chaplain Rev. Josiah Strong, D. D., West'n Reserve, '69. 

the executive council. 

Samuel B. Duryea, New York, '66 1885. 

JosiAM A. Hyland, Hamilton, '75 1866. 

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

Charles H. Roberts, New York, '86. ) UnderfcraduaUs, S '^5- 

Joseph H. Bryan, New York, '86. S \ 1885. 

Secretary — Frederick M. Crossett, 83 Cedar Street, New York City. 


Edward M. Bassett, Amherst, '84, \ CammitUe in charge, 

Robert J. Eidlitz, Cornell, '85, ) 

Secretary— ^O^YLtci J. EiDLiTZ, 123 East 72d Street, New York City. 


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

Edward M. Bassett, Amherst, '84, ^ 

Alfred W. Anthony, Brown, '83, \ Advisory Committee, 

J. Alexander Adair, Hamilton, '84, J 

Now ready for delivery. Price, in cloth, $3.50; morocco, $6.50. 
Orders should be sent to Edward M. Bassett, 96 Macon Street, 
Brooklyn, N. Y. 


John C. Carman, Rochester, '84, 

Charles F. Sitterly, Syracuse, '83, 

Ezra S. Tipple, Syracuse, '84, ) Committee on Publication, 

Charles A. Fulton, Madison, '83, 

Albert J. Truesdell, Madison '84, 

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

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







Delta Upsilon Quarterly. 

Vol. HI. FEBRUARY, 1885. No. 1. 


Oration before the Fifiieth Annual Convention, 

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

Mr, lyesUUntf Brothers in Delta Upsilon^ Ladies and Gentlemen : 

It is no trivial thought that prompts me to acknowledge at once 
the honor conferred in the invitation to take part in the fiftieth anni- 
versary of the Fraternity which first in college days won my love. 
Your servant would here and now unbosom the fact that he was 
originally a member of a secret society. Coming in his verdancy to old 
Rutgers, nineteen years ago, he instantly, after his first experience of 
a class election, entered a mental protest against the methods of the 
men who wore Greek monograms over their organs of digestion. He 
organized, joined, and was initiated into a secret fraternity of one. Its 
foundations were justice and anti-secrecy. He did not rake out the 
crypts of Eleusis, nor construct a set of blood-curdling symbols, such as 
usually adorn the undergraduate's catalogue ; but this was his vow, and 
this his secret : " If there be any open social fraternity in Rutgers, I 
will join it" The secret was one of love — unuttered as yet for the 
wooer that had not appeared — for an ideal which was soon revealed in 
Delta Upsilon. 

The wooing is not long, when " Barkis is willin*." Upon the first 
invitation, asking simply to know beforehand what vows and covenants 
were to bind me, I promised to love, honor, and obey ; and January 30, 
i8d6, was the red-letter day of my entrance into the Delta Upsilon 


The lapse of years, so far from weakening aflfection, has but strength- 
ened conviction, and the reality of experience is still the romance 
of love. The full term of a student's life at Rutgers, with frequent 
attendance upon chapter meetings and conventions in other colleges, 
some observation of German universities, four years as instructor in the 
imperial government schools in Japan, and seven years* residence, part 
of the time as professor, in the city honored by Union College, have 
but confirmed the faith implied in my theme of this evening, " The 
Manliness of Non-secrecy.*' 

Friends, guests, and fellow students, we hold that while fraternity 
in secret may develop noble traits in the individual, it is apt to nar- 
row one's sympathies and cripple his full human culture ; while frater- 
nal non-secrecy tends to broaden these. It is our faith that the student 
who at the formative period of his life gives himself in loyal obedience to 
the genius of Delta Upsilon becomes more of a man all round. He sees 
with glasses less chromatic, he judges more justly, and is thereby better 
fitted for work in after life. The principles we profess appeal, we believe,, 
to the nobler instincts of human nature. They are more like those 
taught by the great Master who founded his society in an open chapter 
of twelve at Jerusalem. 

The fundamental method of procedure in those organizations in col- 
lege, church, or state, to which secrecy is vitally necessary, do not com- 
mand our reverence. Monopoly seems not just, and mystery unnecessa- 
ry, while in certain forms and degrees they do violence to our manhood. 
Where men acknowledge themselves socially inferior or mentally feeble, 
they may live obedient to the priest, the flamen, or the hierophant of 
the lodge or chapter who comes with the things of the crypt ; but edu- 
cated manhood should spurn the shackles of layman or cleric who claims 
exclusive secrets, powers, or privileges. Yet it is against the abuses,, 
and not the benefits, of secrecy that we protest and protect ourselves. As 
college men, we prefer the open rather than the occult methods of so- 
cial benefit. While doing this we are glad to acknowledge that some 
of the old and honorable secret fraternities in our American colleges 
may and do avoid the worst of the evils once even more justly com- 
plained of than now. That a real grievance has existed is manifest 
by the very criticisms made upon ourselves. It is hinted that we at times 
fall into the very snares we seek to avoid, and that *' Delta Upsilon is 
as secret as any other secret fraternity.** 

This we take as an extemporaneous and individual jest It is written,. 



however, of Delta Upsilon, by an able critic, that " badge, name, motto, 
and principles have been changed, some of them twice over." Much 
capital is made of the change from anti to non in our relations to 

We do not dream of denying this — we could not — any more than 
we would cavil because the " badge, name, motto, and principles " 
of the American colonies were changed again and again until the 
union of States was perfected. Who grieves, who charges inconsistency 
to-day, that before provocation, experience, and comradeship in arms 
had taught them the necessity of unity in name and idea, under one 
national symbol, our fathers in the Revolution marched with the pine 
tree, the rattlesnake, the beaver, the vine, and the palmetto flag ; that 
the stripes in the flag of their final union were at first fifteen instead of 
thirteen; that the stars of its cluster were a third less than now; that 
the verbal form of their principles was in flux, like incandescent iron, 
until in the forge of revolution, on the anvil of Anglo-Saxon character, 
under the trip-hammers of Providence, there issued the " Constitution, 
the most perfect political instrument ever struck off" at a given time by 
the brain and purpose of man ?" Charge us with evolution and the 
survival of the fittest, instead of instantaneous and unprogressive crea- 
tion, and reverently we accept the charge. We have changed; but it 
is the change akin to that of atom-dust to Aldebaran — " the change 
of the tree, and not of the cloud." 

The birth of our Fraternity was as the birth of our country. We 
had to raise the rattlesnake flag as did the sires of the nation, only to 
warn the hostile. If our standards, like those at Bunker Hill, bore 
the legends, " Come if you dare !" and " An appeal to heaven," it 
was of provocation and not of choice. Were we rampant ? much more 
was secrecy. " Anti " meant defiance, simply because we were bound to 
live, and to tread on us was dangerous. " Anti " meant fight, but the 
warfare we trust is over. We are willing now, since we are respected, 
to give back our crimson flag to the camphor, though not to the moths. 
When necessary we can unfurl it. 

Yet, since we as Americans do not to-day quote the Declaration of 
Independence in all our diplomacy with Earl Granville, nor trail our 
skirts for " kin beyond sea" to step on ; so neither does Delta Up- 
silon seek quarrel with other Greek-letter fi-atemities, who, themselves, 
have honorably changed their attitude to us. Once, perhaps not by 
all, though certainly by some, it was secrecy, often aggressive secrecy, 


boasted of, flaunted forth in defiant derision of an open fraternity. 
Once the secret-fraternity system was fairly chargeable with introducing^ 
into college elections many of the evils of politics, with few of its 
benefits. There was too much bossism, pipe-laying, and the spoils of 
politics. Like fox-hunting, which is said to furnish " all the excite- 
ment of war, with only ten per cent, of the danger," college contests 
secured strife in maximum and good in tithe. To-day, permit me to 
say it, the average American student is more of a gentleman ; for the 
American college has improved within fifty years. Applied Christi- 
anity is more in vogue ; the relics of barbarism which have so long 
had their strongholds in the college are being improved off the face of 
the earth. Student life grows manlier, purer, more humane and Chris- 
tian. Without question of secrecy or non-secrecy being raised, the 
undergraduate of this year of grace approaches more closely the type 
of the final American, whose character and personality shall be time's 
noblest offspring. To the music of this advance in morals — the most 
beautiful of all progress — our friends of the secret fraternities have kept 
step, and to-day — we read it in their own publications — their plea is not 
secrecy, aggressive secrecy, but "honorable privacy." 

We raise no flag against privacy, or even against mystery in the 
abstract. Do our fellow students think it necessary to resort to that 
love of hocus-pocus and mysticism which is so dear to human nature ? 
Would they call in the aid of Capricomus and a mysterious ceremo- 
nial ? Would they ransack Egypt, the almanac, the zodiac, and all 
the alphabets, hieratic and demotic, for their symbols ? In this they 
compel neither our admiration, jealousy, nor our fear. Our personal rela- 
tions, our abiding friendships with them are many and strong. Da 
they cultivate the manly virtues ? We more. We love them, but we 
reserve our rights as to their goat and mask. 

The sight of iron-clad doors, unlighted palaces of brick, or fortresses 
of masonry that disfigure our college campuses, stirs in us no covetous 
emotions. Upon these we look with amusement. The more modem 
and home-like chapter-houses compel but one wish ; it is that neither 
these nor our own may ever weaken that unity and fiiendship of col- 
lege life which is the glory of studenthum. 

Acknowledging that in secrecy many beautiful ties of comradeship 
are made, is it not true, as it seems to us, that by it many more are 
marred ? 

We strive further, as brothers in an open fraternity in which non- 


secrecy is our peace-standard, and anti-secrecy our battle flag, to make 
our society a school of manliness. 

We stand between the coward and the prig. We yearn to be heroes 
x^either of the old-time Sunday-school " memoirs," nor hazing bullies 
of the smoke-out. The youth of wizen face and vacuous midriff, who, 
^Tom motives of sanctimony, starves on bread and molasses, or he 
'^prhosc curriculum is chiefly culinary and bibulous, is not the youth for 
In the college republic we aim neither to be rebels or detectives, to 
brought up neither before the bar nor the faculty. Simply as stu- 
dents and gentlemen we ask a fair field, the right to cultivate the wheat 
of friendship without its tares. 

We could not, as brothers of the just foundation, even wholly ap- 
prove of the methods of the Nestor of college presidents — Eliphalet 
Nott — ^name venerable and noble of that mighty reformer, not only of 
bad boys but of daring transgressors. He, though reputed the found- 
der of a new Botany Bay, has in reality taught faculties and presidents 
of this generation how to train Young America in the right way. To 
his praise we say it, he took the sweepings of other colleges and gave 
back to society pure gold. Yet from some of his methods we proudly 
dissent He lived before the birth of the fraternity system. He found 
it becoming a young Samson. He plowed with Samson's heifer, and 
made the giant grind out good grist. 

He bridled all the forces in college life, and harnessed them to his 
chariot of triumph. He made them obedient in the race of discipline, 
and stopped them firmly at the goal. He fascinated the refractory 
student, poured honeyed whispers in his ear, lavished flattery and con- 
fidence upon him, yet held him in iron grip until he was reformed. 
He said, " You are wasting splendid talents — you who are gifted be- 
yond the ordinary ; turn those energies into a new path." Such wis- 
dom is justified of her children. Amid the snows of ninety winters, and 
then in the spirit. Dr. Nott looked abroad in the pulpits, the clinics, the 
tribunals, the Senate and the Cabinet — yes, in thie chair of the nation, 
and said, as proudly and as truly as did Roman matron, <' These 
are my jewels." 

So far, good ; no cavil we make, but praise we offer ; but what was 
nis policy to the students of principle and stamina who rarely troubled 
president or &culty, who, without any coddling or wild-oat seed in 
their hair, held their manly way ? What ? Made them monitors. Thrilled 
them ¥rith his praise rarely. Were all the splendid talents either in so- 


cial secrecy or neutral indifference ? Delta Upsilon said No, and raised 
her flag of fraternity, morality, and culture on the foundation of justice, 
in an open chapter. So the men of our Fraternity say to-day, " We are 
neither monitors nor models; we seek not nor do we need either flattery 
or correction. Loyally we obey the college, asking only' a fair field, no 
favor, and no distinctions, except those founded on merit." Our boast 
that Delta Upsilon has nobly aided to maintain the balances of right 
government and manly subordination is not vain ; our history of a half 
century proves it. 

Here we touch a living issue in the college world. That the govern- 
ment of American young men is one of the finest of fine arts is mani- 
fest. That the problem is even more complex than it was fifty years 
ago will be easily allowed ; the family troubles in so many of our col- 
lege homes prove it. Once each Alma Mater seemed, like the old wo- 
man of nursery rhyme, to live in her shoe at peace with all her child- 
ren; but now the newspapers are at times filled with the noise of wash- 
day and of castigation. The air is desolated with the rattle of domes- 
tic skeletons dragged out of their closets to unseemly and shameful 
publicity. What does it all mean ? they ask alike, the grey-haired 
alumni and the mystified public. 

Let us glance at the matter. The college student is a peculiar ani- 
mal. He is sent usually as a boy, and far from home, to obtain that ab- 
straction called an education. He is expected to behave like a vete- 
ran. Often he has to make his own acquaintances. He roams with the 
desolate fi'eedom of the wild ass among boarding houses, he crops un- 
savory dinners of herbs, he browses on thistles of hash. He is gregari- 
ously inclined, and bound by an unwritten code of hoary tradition, 
which to an outsider seems as fragile as gossamer, but which he finds, 
willy-nilly (usually willy), is as tough as the British constitution. A small 
army of vigorous spirits assemble daily, not to taste the excitements of 
life, but to conform to studious monotony, and a discipline that has little 
exhilaration. Usually the end and purpose of their four years' tutelage 
are not clearly in view, while the allurements to dissipation, the tend- 
ency to revert to barbarism, are very great. In the heyday of animal 
spirits, with the contagion of example, the home pet of mothers and sis- 
ters may become alike the disgrace of friends and the terror of faculties. 

How are these impatient spirits to be held in leash, to secure the ends 
of intellectual training ? The question is anxiously asked, because this 
is an era of revolution in the theories of the curricula, and of the mutu- 


a] inter-relations of alumni, trustees, president, faculty, and students. 
The problem of the American college is more grave by reason of the 
existence of a large body of alumni, unknown fifty years ago, while the 
spirit of the age has modified ideas once thought to be stereotyped. 
The scheme of family government, in loco parentis ; the ideal of a col- 
lege presided over by a decayed clergyman or figurehead lawyer, or 
employed as a family investment, or for the personal ends of trustees, is 
obsolescent, and the past can never return. 

Discipline, we know, is the life of any service. 

What model of government is to win a place in the future American 
college ? That of the army, the navy, the county court, the pulpit, the 
family, the English or the German University, or one different from 
<ach, and combining, if possible, the merits of all ? Who shall answer 
the question ? 

And the typical college president of the twentieth century, what 
shall he be ? Autocrat, dictator, clerk, manager, scholar, financier, or 
all in one ? Or shall we have in the college a headless corporation 
governed, like a miniature Swiss confederation, by an alternate member 
of its cabinet, the faculty ? 

We do not answer these questions, except to suggest that here the 
division of labor is wise, the specialist is demanded, and the educator 
should educate. Though, let me fraternally suggest to the youth whose 
ambition is to fill a college presidental chair, be sure you're wrong and 
then go ahead, and learn. Before you accept, be not sure but certain 
than you know the college, its traditions, and local customs ; and the 
students with their rights, duties and politics ; then learn the temper of 
the alumni, the peculiarities of each trustee and professor ; and — 
last, but not least, the professors' wives. Then, if in addition to your 
abilities you have a good digestion, imperturbable temper, no insomnia, 
and a hide like that of the rhinoceros, you may possibly succeed. 

Looking at the problem from the side of the governed, our faith is 
strong in the principles of Delta Upsilon, to maintain esfrity order, dili- 
gence, and that reverence for authority, and that tenacity to rights 
which characterizes the typical American. We may not learn how to 
hold in hand a college or a faculty, but we are by our principles trained to 
quit ourselves like men and to rule self. Finding our ideal neither in the 
obituary or the beer saloon, but in clean, pure, manhood, fun-loving, 
and social, neither blatantly commiting wrong nor allowing our- 
selves to be the victim of it, we ally ourselves with all that makes the 


American college compel the respect of the world, a true alm2 mater 
whose sons are her own jewels and the ornaments of the race. 

We are grateful also for oiu: training in Delta Upsilon when our college 
life is over; when, perplexed at the parting of the ways and in doubt, 

" We turn upon the light we've left 
Still faint behind us burning/' 

and find in the just foundation of non-secrecy our beacon. 

Let me relate a recent experience. Though occurring some time 
before a certain pre-election meeting at the Fifth Avenue Hotel, it 
concerned neither rum nor rebellion. It had to do, however, with that 
middle term in the political rule of three which compelled us to spell 
our next president's name with a C instead of a B. Called to 
attend a meeting at the invitation of an agent hailing fix>m 
Washington, I was instantly put on oath to divulge no part of the pro- 
ceedings; protesting inwardly, I consented. When however it was 
proposed to organize a secret crusade, to lie in ambush against the faith 
of my fellow countrymen whose road to heaven lies through Rome in- 
stead of Moscow or Westminster, I fell back on my non-secrecy prin- 
ciples, and withdrew, glad of my training in Delta Upsilon, which 
taught me above all things a love for fair play and an open field. 

We do not condemn a friend who, for social or other reasons, unites 
with a mystic fraternity the beauties of which, like those of the Orient, are 
veiled, though we may think its vital principle unnecessary ; but, when 
called upon to turn the machinery of the lodge into the hostile aggres- 
sion of religious hatred, then we stand again upon the old rock of Dikaia 
Upotheke, Be our convictions of orange or of indigo, why cowl and 
cloak them ? An experience which many of us are glad to have in the 
Phi Beta Kappa Society — a venerable but homoeopathic secret society 
— whose distinctions, like those of Delta Upsilon, are founded on merit 

— ^but shows us the lack of necessity for even the gentle prescriptions 
administered there. 

Fellow students of the Greek-letter fraternities, here on this plat- 
form of that culture in which is highest wisdom we greet all brothers 
of the college world. We thank you for your presence with us to-night. 
We, like you, would run in the one race towards the same goal — ^the 
perfection of manhood. Shall not we, frcUres in the studenthum of the 
ages, provoke each other to the noblest of good works ? Shall we not 
each of us love his society not less, but Alma Mater more, and all of 
us, as our ideal, the Manliest and Divinest of men ? 


Brothers in Delta Upsilon, we greet our flag to-night, beautiful with 
fifty years of honor ; her stripes, fraternity, morality, and culture ; her 
field glittering with eighteen stars. That lone light, whose astral ray first 
a half century ago trembled on the horizon of Williams, now nears the 
zenith. Other stars have joined her lustrous train, ever becoming a 
more glorious galaxy and shining with a steadier splendor ; while on 
our roll of names that spans the sky of our country's history, like heav- 
en's baldric in the Milky Way, are some that shall " shine as stars in the 
firmament forever and ever." 



Oftentimes on an evening of gloomy November 
The donds are rolled back from the gates of the West, — 

In a twinkling the season is ruddy September, 
Reviving sweet thoughts in humanity's breast. 

When by-and-by, iamid the gathering gloom, 
The silvery crown of age our temples wear, 

And helplessly we sink beside the tomb. 
Perhaps without a friend to love us there ; 

O then may memory pierce the dismal cloud, 
And send a sudden joy throughout the soul. 

One golden gleam ere death shall us enshroud. 
Ere solemnly the iron bell shall toll. 

Perhaps the thought will be of manhood's prime. 
The full September of accomplished hopes ; 

But rather will it be the sweet springtime. 
When life and beauty decked the fragrant slopes ; 

The loves and friendships pledged in days of youth. 

Great purposes and vows of purity, 
A brother's warm support on side of truth. 

Or happy days that moved on merrily ; 

" When to the sessions of sweet silent thought 
I summon up remembrance of things past," 
May Delta U.'s dear memories first be sought. 
And may they cheer the aged at the last ! 



Poem before the Fiftieth Annual Convention. 


Long years ago, when I was young, 

And life was rich in rainbow promise, 
Before the dirges had been sung 

For all that time has hurried from us, — 
When Wealth was barely out of sight. 

Around a short lane's pleasant turning. 
And Fame held forth a garland bright 

For every schoolboy's easy earning, — 

I carved, in letters broad and deep. 

High on the old brown school-house siding, 
My name, that years to come should keep 

From dark Oblivion's envious hiding. 
It shone there like a new-fledged star. 

Beneath the dark, projecting rafter. 
To tell the boys that J. H. PARR 

Was famous for a long hereafter. 

That happy time too soon was o'er ; 

And, trudging toward the world of action, 
I often wrote my name with more 

Of pain and less of satisfaction. 
In college days it seemed endowed 

With all the graces of negation. 
And one Soph, term it led the crowd 

Of candidates for rustication. 

' Twas on the smallest feats of skill 

That raised the laughter of my cronies. 
And on the largest livery bill 

Sent in by one who dealt in ponies. 
The pen I'm certain weighed a pound, 

With which on entering I signed it ; 
But when commencement day came round. 

It posed the Faculty to find it. 


Twas writ, as poor Ambition pleads, 

Along the first post-graduate stages, 
In far too few of title-deeds. 

And far too many title-pages. 
On Reputation's icy shield 

' Twas carved with nightly toil and sorrow ; 
But, scarce by morning light revealed. 

Would melt in water on the morrow. 

Yes, ink will fade, and paper bum, 

And Memory miss the future's portal ; 
But Age's thoughts confiding turn 

To where the jack-knife makes immortal; 
While love comes, soon or late, to pay 

For all we've wrought or dared or dreaded ; 
So back to boyhood's home one day 

I journeyed with my wife just wedded. 

We strolled together through the town, 

And down the road along the meadow. 
And saw the school-house, old and brown. 

Still spotted by the elm-tree's shadow. 
" My dt ar, 'twas on this very sod 

I had my early fun and fighting ; 
Twas here I passed beneath the rod. 

And learned my reading and my writing. 

•• And here one day I carved with care, 

A dozen years ago or nearly — 
You'll see it 'neath the cornice there — 

The name that now you love so dearly." 
I stopped, and uttered with a groan 

The vulgar name of Ancient Harry ! 
Some boy had made my fame his own, 

By simply changing PARR to PARRY. 

I then looked down at Angeline, 
And saw that something deeply grieved her. 

She raised her brimming eyes to mine. 
And asked me why I had deceived her ; 


And if I bore still other names ; 

And which was true, and which fictitious ; 
And was I really christened James ? 

And were my motives all malicious ? 

We stood in horror and in doubt. 

Held fast by circumstantial fetter, 
Until at length I pointed out 

The freshness of the final letter. 
"It was," I said, " a shrewd device. 

And carried out by hand audacious ; 
But roguery fails whene'er it tries 

To mix the fabe and the veracious." 

She saw it all, and taunt and tear 

Gave place to pretty peals of laughter ; 
But I a lesson read severe 

From that old scrawl beneath the rafter. 
And many a time in later days 

I've toiled and suffered, hoped and waited, 
To find at last my beef or bays 

By some one else appropriated. 

Some scalping rascal lies in wait 

For every wig that's worth the taking ; 
Some sharper blade than ours will cheat 

The best endeavors of our making ; 
Until at last the lines we trace. 

The work we do, the words we utter. 
Are narrowed to a half-yard space. 

And finished by the marble-cutter. 

But on ourselves such lines are drawn 

By college classmates, friends, and teachers, 
As still remain when all are gone. 

To mark life's most enduring features. 
We read them by the silvery light 

That Time upon oiu: head besprinkles ; 
Nor Age can blot them fi'om our sight, 

Or cancel with his deepest wrinkles. 




My subject should be a guarantee that the discussion is not to be a 
dry one. The reference is to the matter of criticism. 

An advantage claimed, with the best show of reason, for all such 
organizations as Delta Upsilon is that of free criticism of one another 
on the part of the membership. '' As iron sharpeneth iron, so a man 
sharpeneth the countenance of his friend," said Solomon, and we 
might well make him an honorary member of the Fraternity on the 
strength of that discovery of his. College life and training in itself 
would find its raison d'etre^ if in nothing else, in the fact that it teaches 
men an intellectual humility, renders them able to endure just criticism, 
and quickens in them the faculty of adjustment to the truth when they 
find themselves in the wrong. Our connection through the four years 
of our college course with Delta Upsilon is calculated greatly to en- 
hance this particular advantage of college life. 

And yet my heading justifies itself. True criticism of one's charac- 
teristic faults is to the mind what a cold shower-bath is to the body. 
Some men of rhinoceros hide will endure the cold shower without its 
producing the slightest apparent effect ; others will be of so weak a 
constitution that the shock is unendurable to them ; but the normal 
condition of health is always that in which the first effect is a chill, 
speedily followed, however, by a tingling glow and an exhilaration 
throughout the whole system. 

There is criticism and criticism. One tendency of our society 
shower-bath system, when it is found that cold water does not pro- 
duce a delightful sensation when first applied, is to warm the water ^ or 
in other words so to temper the criticism as to render its application 
a highly agreeable process throughout. An opposite tendency is that 
which would administer the shower-bath in the method so familiar to 
college boys under the dormitory system, viz., out of a third-story win- 
dow upon the neck of the subject as he issues from a door below, or 
by the judicious misplacement of a plank upon which the victim must 
step as he crosses the village creek. This latter is the genuine guerilla 


method of criticism. Both of these tendencies should be avoided. 
Criticism should neither be so diluted that it cannot awaken a health- 
ful reaction, nor should it be administered savagely through the mere 
Celtic love of hitting a head wherever you see it. 

I wish to call attention to a single department of language where 
there is need of a judicious application of the foregoing principle of 
criticism, viz., the use of metaphors. 

Hearing a Western preacher exclaim, " This, my friends, is the key 
which will unravel the mystery," it was only provocation of a self- 
complacent pride in Eastern education ; but when a distinguished pro- 
fessor in an Eastern institution says to us, "Young gendemen, we must 
seize whatever light we can find on this subject and weigh it carefully,'* 
the complacency vanishes ; and when finally a scholarly New York 
clergyman tells us in Rochester that " Christianity contains a germ 
which, if only properly geared up^ will accomplish great things," the 
conclusion is almost inevitable that mixed metaphors are epidemic in 
the United States of America. These instances are but specimens of 
great numbers noted by the writer in the language of highly educated 

Surely there is no more subtle foe to accuracy of speech than the 
mixed metaphor. It becomes our undergraduates to look keenly to the 
dangers and, if necessary, to undergo heroic treatment at the hands of 
a merciless critic. Suffer the shower-bath application though it make 
you shiver, and Delta Upsilon need never blush for its public speakers. 





Ah, that waltz was pure bliss ! 

He*s an elegant dancer. 
Twas " II Bacio ''—The Kiss, 
Ah, that waltz was pure bliss ! 
Did you see me then, Miss ? 

Oh ! Too pique to answer ? 
•Ah, that waltz was pure bliss ! 

He's an elegant dancer. 


Twas a double red pink 

That he gave me ; fair flow*r ! 
And he meant it ; I think 
Twas a double red pink. 
He was just on the brink — 

And rd known him an hour ! 
Twas a double red pink 

That he gave me ; fair flow'r ! 


I dislike chaperones — 

They make so much ado. 
No more heart than a stone ! 
I dislike chaperones. 
We had not been alone 

But a moment or two. 
I dislike chaperones — 

They make so much ado. 


He's a flirt. Oh, dear, yes ! 

And flirts I despise. 
Glad I wore my new dress. 
He's a flirt. Oh, dear, yes ! 
Well, I ought to coilfess 

That I talked with my eyes. 
He's a flirt Oh, dear, yes ! 

And flirts I despise. 



Delta Upsilon Hall, 

Union College, Schenectady, N. Y. 
Dear Brothers : 

Union Chapter sends her best wishes to her sister chapters, with the 
hope that they all are in a prosperous condition. 

The history of our past year has been one of good fortune, and that 
of the future promises to be more so. Situated in a college where 
eight societies are represented, we have naturally much competition to 
meet, and this competition is increased by the smaUness of the classes 
which have for the past three years entered Union. In our endeavors 
to advance the interests of Delta U., however, we are generally suc- 

We are, in numbers, just a dozen, — three men in '85, four in '86, 
three in '87, and two in 'SS. This makes us the second society, in 
point of numbers, one other society having fourteen members. Our 
Freshman delegation is smaller this year than usual, owing to the 
smallness of the class; but we are satisfied with our share, as two 
societies have none at all, and, with an exception or two, the delega- 
tions of the rest are uncommonly small. We are pleasantly located in 
rooms on State Street, opposite the Givens Hotel, and near the depot 
A cordial invitation is extended to all Delta U.'s to make us a visit 
We have had, during the past year, the pleasure of entertaining as 
guests many brothers Irom other chapters, and there is nothing we like 
better than to receive such visits. 

Our meetings are held every Thursday evening, and partake both of 
a social and literary nature ; we are making more of the latter feature 
this year than formerly. It affords a valuable means of culture, and is a 
source of much enjoyment. The literary exercises consist of debates, 
declamations, and orations ; and we shall probably have some Shakes- 
pearean readings before the term is over. 

Some of our members possess considerable musical talent, and this 
is a source of pleasure to us all, adding greatly to the interest of the 

In choosing men we regard high standing in studies as a recommend- 
ation, but do not seek for those having them to the exclusion of others, 
and in no case can anyone be admitted into the chapter on the strength 
of high standing alone. 


Our men, as a rule, stand well in their classes. We have taken many 
honors in the past and anticipate more in the near future. 

In athletics, too, we have had our share of success, as is attested by 
medals won at field-days. 

About half of our members attended the New York Convention, 
'and their reports of that event are very gratifying. 

We consider as an important result of the Convention the renewed 
interest it awakened among the alumni. In view of the great im- 
portance of maintaining close relations with our graduate members, we 
have decided to communicate with every accessible alumnus at least 
twice a year. This will save much labor to the future Delta U.*s to 
^whom will fall the task of compiling the next catalogue. 

The "Quinquennial" has more than caused satisfaction ; it is praised by 
-everyone who sees it. Knowing from experience the vast amount of 
labor it necessitated, we deem the Fraternity extremely fortunate in its 
<:ompletion, and we congratulate all those concerned in its produc- 


Nelson M. Redfield, '87. 

Delta Upsilon Hall, 

MiDDLEBURV COLLEGE, Middlebury, Vt. 
Dear Brothers : 

As time rolls on in its rapid flight, it brings increased prosperity to 
the Middlebury Chapter. For a year or two our condition has been 
not the best, owing largely to the condition of the college ; and by the 
loss of our '84 delegation we suffered a heavy blow. The initiation of 
three good men from the class of '88, and one coming back into '86 
make our number the same as last year. Our numerical standing, 
compared with oui rivals, is as follows : Delta Kappa Epsilon, 1 1 ; Chi 
Psi, 7 ; Delta Upsilon, 9. 

We shall graduate but one member this year, thus leaving us in good 
shape for next year's work. AJthough the two other societies are fight- 
ing each other continually, we are on good terms with both, and hold 
the balance of power. 

Our standing in scholarship may be shown by the fact that the first 
and second appointments for Junior Exhibition have been given to 
Delta U.'s, and that our only Senior will have first or second honor at 
conmiencement. Last year, of five honorary appointments during the 


year, we received one first and two second. Of twenty-two prizes 
awarded we had seven. Since our chapter was established the cash 
value of prizes taken by the three fraternities is about as follows : Delta 
Upsilon, $6,000 ; Delta Kappa Epsilon, $4,000 ; Chi Psi, $3,000. 

The return of the delegates fi^om Convention awakened much en- 
thusiasm in our midst, and we can safely promise a larger delegation 
at Rochester next fall than went from here to New York. 

We are all much pleased with the " Quinquennial." It fills a vacant 
place in our chapter resources, and will give much assistance in future 
campaign work. 

Situated as we are, a little outside the main lines of travel, we don't 
see a brother from another chapter very often, but whenever one does 
stop here we are glad to do our best by him. 

Our meetings are held on Monday evenings, and the programme 
varies greatly, sometimes being a debate, at other times readings from 
some noted author ; occasionally we test the presiding officer as to his 
knowledge of parliamentary law, and sometimes have a mock trial. 
Music always forms a feature of the meeting. 

With best wishes and fraternal greetings to the other chapters, we 

join the chorus Vive la Delta U. ! 


H. L. Bailey, 'S6. 

Delta Upsilon Hall, 

Rutgers College, New Brunswick, N. J. 
Dear Brothers : 

Six months of the college year of i884-*85 have come and gone. 
Old friendships have been more strongly cemented and new ones firmly 
formed during this time. Looking back over the history of these 
months as they again pass before us in retrospection, what lesson does 
their history give for future guidance ? 

At Rutgers, with the Rutgers Chapter of Delta Upsilon, they have 
been months of success, straightahead sailing toward the desired 

The class of '84 took fi-om our brotherly circle men who, by their 
strong individuality, their high grade ot scholarship, and their outspoken 
advocacy of all that was good and true, have made a deep and lasting 
impression upon Rutgers Chapter and College. It was, perhaps, then 
with some misgivings as to the future that we came back last fall pre- 


pared tor cultivating the Freshmen; but earnest, faithful work was 
done, and the result was that nine men were secured from the class of 
'88. We are proud to say that they are a " picked " nine. One of 
them has developed into a catcher — a catcher of prizes. The second 
Sloan Entrance Examination Prize, and the first prize in Oratory 
given by the Philoclean Literary Society, was taken by Sherman G. 

The other new members have secured the good opinion of all for 
their moral worth and intellectual ability, besides having all the neces- 
sary social qualities desirable in Delta U/s. 

The Semi-centennial Convention of last fall was a great inspiration 
to us. The delegates and attendants upon its sessions came back full 
of what they had seen and heard, and imparted to us all at least a 
goodly share of their enthusiasm. It gave us great pleasure as well as 
profit to be able to welcome to our hall immediately after the Conven- 
tion Delta Upsilons from the Adelbert and Cornell chapters. 

The knowledge we gained from them as to their methods of carrying 
on society work, and the recollections of the pleasure we had in meet- 
ing with them in social intercourse, will long linger with us. 

We have recently made several improvements in our society hall 
equipment. More important than all, perhaps, has been the establish- 
ing of a society library. 

It is small, to be sure now, but bound to grow because of the ab- 
solute necessity of it for a society doing literary work. 

The college annual, bearing the name Scarlet Letter, which is soon 
to be published, has for its Senior editor Louis B. Chamberlain, '86. 

Our number has been broken during the term by the departmre of 
four of oiu: members from college. 

Three of them to accept lucrative business positions, preferring the 
rather to " toil for filthy lucre " than to " grind " for classic " roots." 
The other, owing to ill health, has hied himself up into the Green 
Mountains, where he will woo the Goddess of Health for a year, and 
then return to his studies. 

The sixteen of us who remain are daily growing to love our society 
more and more. We fi-equent its halls the oftener, we speak its praises 
the stronger, we protect its good name the more vigorously, we hourly 
try to honor it in our every deed. 

The weekly meetings for literary improvement are attended regu- 
larly, and a spirit of desire for solid work prevails. Live topics of the 


day are debated upon, and with ability too. Criticism is encouraged 
and taken to heart. The results of this will be seen later when public 
contests are held. 

Hard work is being indulged in by all the students of the college, and 
little or no time is left for the engendering of bad feeling upon society 
topics. Toward the other fraternities the best of feeling is among us. 

The perusal of the " Quinquennial '* has given us greater ideas as to 
what we really are as a Fraternity. It has given us a chance to find 
out more about the struggles and the triumphs of our brother chapters 
in Delta Upsilon, and therefore has generated a more brotherly feel- 
ing in our hearts toward those who, though far away from us, are yet 
brothers with us in Delta Upsilon. 

Rutgers has great expectations for the futiwe. She has reason to 
be proud of the past. She is prospering in the present. 


Peter Stillwell, '86. 

Brown University, Providence, R. I. 
Dear Brothers : 

The condition of the Brown Chapter is excellent. We have a fine 
Freshman delegation, and the upper classmen stand high in their re- 
spective classes. The times when it cost something to be a Delta Up- 
silon have now happily passed at Brown, and the lines which separate us 
from the Greek-letter fraternities are not so strongly marked as formerly. 
Fifteen years has wrought a great change in the character of the secret 

The most profitable result of that exchange of news which the 
Quarterly affords is the increased knowledge which each chapter can 
gain of the life and work of the others. A Friday evening meeting of 
the Brown Chapter is full of work, relieved by social intercourse and 
singing. The good old organ, a charter member of the chapter in all 
probability, and perhaps an heirloom from the Mayflower, lends its 
willing if somewhat worn voice to the songs of the boys until the meet- 
ing is called to order. 

The literary programme usually consists of an essay, a five-minute 
speech, and an oration. There is also, usually, a musical performance, 
which sometimes by way of variety takes the form of a competition be- 


tween a few men who cannot sing. The feature of the evening is the 
debate, which is separated from the previous exercises by a recess in 
which more singing is indulged in. 

This programme is, however, varied as occasion demands. Sometimes 
the evening is given to reading a play of Shakespeare. The public 
meetings have the same general character as the regular meetings, but 
they are more varied. 

An oration, and a story or an essay, and a debate, though the last is 
not always present, make up the programme. 

The comic element comes in largely, yet we do not mean to have it 
too prominent. 

At the close of the exercises comes the social, one of the pleasantest 
numbers on the programme. The time is pleasantly spent in conversing 
with old and new acquaintances, and in singing, while the informality of 
the occasion renders it the more enjoyable. Most of our rivals are en 
joying prosperity. The fraternities are represented in the college as 
follows: Chi Phi, 10; Beta Theta Pi, 12; Delta Phi, 17; Psi Upsilon, 
20; Alpha Delta Phi, 24; Delta Kappa Epsilon, 26; Delta Upsilon 



N. M. ISHAM, 'S6. 

Delta Upsilon House, 

Madison University, Hamilton, N. Y 
Dear Brothers : 

The boys of the Madison Chapter appreciate the privilege which 
they enjoy in the free exchange of fraternity news through the pages 
of the Quarterly, and all recognize the value of this fraternity organ 
not only to the Fraternity at large, but to our particular chapter. 

Five of our active members attended the Semi-centennial Conven- 
tion held with the New York Chapter. They all returned thoroughly 
permeated with Delta Upsilon spirit. They were loyal men and true 
before going, but their loyalty and fervor were deepened and intensi- 
fied many times over by meeting with enthusiastic brothers from the 
other chapters, and by obtaining a clearer and more comprehensive 
view of the methods and means which Delta Upsilon employs in shap- 
ing and moulding character, and in qualifying men to hold those posi- 
tions of trust and honor which her sons have so efficiently filled in 
the past. 


This feeling of increased pride and confidence in our brotherhood 
became, in a large part, contagious to the other members. Thus the 
Madison Chapter profited largely by that convention which celebrated 
the first-half century of our progress. 

A new impetus has been given to college work this year by changes 
in the curriculum necessitated by the establishment of the chair in 
chemistry. The number of elective studies has been increased, and 
work in chemistry can be carried to any extent desired by the student. 
The new laboratory is a handsome and commodious building, which is 
being gradually furnished with necessary appliances. Professor Mc- 
Gregory, Amherst, *8o, is to be congratulated on his success, which has 
been attained in spite of the difficulties incident to the establishment 
of a new line of work. This department of chemistry promises to be 
most interesting and attractive to future classes. 

Our members did effective work last term both in the class-room 
and in our chapter meetings. While we aim to reach a high rank in 
scholarship, we recognize the necessity of more independent work than 
the class-room aflfords. This necessity is met by our weekly meetings 
where questions of- science, politics, literature, etc., are freely dis- 
cussed. We give a variety to this work which entirely precludes 
monotony. Thus our Delta Upsilon men obtain as broad and thor- 
ough intellectual development as is possible in a college course. The 
good results of this drill become manifest whenever our men are chal- 
lenged to meet an adversary in any public contest. 

The work of obtaining new members is somewhat different at Madi- 
son firom most other colleges. It is not confined to a few weeks at the 
beginning of the first term, but extends over the whole year, and gives 
us an opportunity to carefully analyze each man we bid. This arises 
from the fact that a large proportion of the men who enter the Uni- 
versity are graduates of Colgate Academy. During their academic 
course they are gradually forming their opinion of the relative merits 
and demerits of the several college societies. Having carefully and 
honestly weighed the arguments which may have been presented by 
the pledging committees of the different chapters, and reaching a choice 
based upon these arguments, and their own observation, they signify 
their readiness to pledge to the society of their choice. This decision 
is usually made public some time during the Senior academic year. 
They are then regarded as men who have given a sacred pledge to 
join and support that society. Delta Upsilon men respect this pledge* 


aod never approach a man whom they know is pledged to another 
society. But they find that all Madison men are not as conscientious 
on this point as themselves, for Delta Upsilon pledged men have been 
approached with the evident intent to break their pledge. This we 
consider a positive insult both to the pledged man and to the society 
ot his choice, and a lasting disgrace to the man attempting it and to 
the society which he represents. 

There has been very little opportunity for prize work so far this 
year. Nearly all of the contests occur during the spring time. Sever- 
al of our men are preparing to enter the lists, and, if the results prove 
as happy as formerly, they will bear off a lion's share of the prizes. 
The auspices certainly are favorable. 


C. J. Butler, 'S6, 

Delta Upsilon Hall, 

New York University, New York, N. Y. 
Dear Brothers: 

The past year has probably been the most prosperous one in the 
history of our University ; over $100,000 was contributed for various 
purposes, and the alumni have manifested more interest than in years 
before. We sustained a great loss in the death of Professor Benjamin 
N. Martin, S. T. D., L. H. D. Professor Martin devoted the best period 
of his life to the University, and for nearly thirty-two years filled the 
chairs of Logic and Intellectual and Moral Philosophy. In the heart 
of every living alumnus who has graduated since 1852, there is the 
warmest love for dear old " Betty," as he was affectionately called. 
He was a classmate of Senator Evarts, at Yale. Dr. Howard Crosby 
said at his funeral that " he had no superior in this country as a man of 
general knowledge and high scholarly attainments." Several additions 
have been made to the faculty. The Rev. Dr. Mac Cracken has re- 
signed the chancellorship of the Western University of Pennsylvania, 
and accepted the chair of Philosophy in the University. The opening 
of the college library in the large room formerly occupied by the 
Law School has been a source of much satisfaction to the students. 
The Law School has moved down on the chapel floor, and into the 
room recently vacated by Mr. William Henry Hurlburt, ex-editor of 
the New York IVorld, 


The glee club at present is occupying a large share of our time ; 
two concerts are given each week in some prominent church or 
hall in this city or vicinity. So far they have been quite successful, 
and have done a good deal in bringing the name of the University 
before the public. Six of the members of the club are Delta U.*s, 
one of whom is leader. 

Society feeling is rather quiet, but promises to become quite lively 
before the spring elections take place. 

Delta Upsilon is twenty years the junior of the other societies : Psi 
Upsilon having been established in 1836, Delta Phi in 1841, and 
Zeta Psi founded here in 1846, and consequendy has not their long 
rolls of alumni or family lines ; but what we lack in age we make up 
with vitality. Four years ago we were quite reduced, and should proba- 
bly have surrendered our charter, but our three rivals by combining 
together to accelerate our demise gave us new courage, and from that 
day we waxed strong and prospered. At that time Psi Upsilon stood 
head and shoulders above the other societies, and we were at the foot. 
To-day the conditions are exactly reversed, and the truth of the adage^ 
" The first shall be last and last shall be first," is again confirmed. 
There is not much likelihood of the P. U.'s being reduced to the pre- 
carious condition in which they were in some years ago, when their 
chapter roll-call, — if they had any — was answered by one man ; nor do 
their strained relations with their old fiiend. Delta Phi, give any assur- 
ance that they are likely to again petition in a body for admittance to 
the Delta Phi Chapter. The Psi Upsilon*s, in general, are unpopular in 
college; having a wild idea that they are better than any one else, they 
seen to want "the earth" — and in consequence get comparatively 
nothing — largely through their treachery and greediness. In the last 
thirteen class elections, covering a period of over three years, they have 
not had a single class president, while we have had five. Zeta Psi has 
had rather an uneven path to travel for some time, but they have 
picked up considerable during the past two years, and now promise to 
become our strongest rival. They have a good Freshman delegation, 
but have no Seniors, and lack the guidance of upper-classmen. They are 
well supported by their resident alumni, who manifest a substantial in- 
terest in them. Our remaining rival is Delta Phi, and she maintains 
the quiet, even tenor of her way, seeming not to be affected much by 
the current of college life. She is fairly prosperous, but the character 
of her men is somewhat uneven. 



As for ourselves, we are somewhat handicapped in having but one 
Senior, but have fine delegations of Juniors and Sophomores, while our 
Freshmen have their positions to make. Our record for the past year 
has been a happy one. Of the five most prominent positions in college 
we held four — president of the Senior class, president of the lacrosse 
association (oiu: only athletics), and editor-in chief and business mana- 
ger of the college paper. We also had the president of the college 
Young Men's Christian Association, and president of the Philomathean 
Literary Society. Of oiu: five '84 men, in addition to the above honors, 
three were editors on the University Quarterly^ four were elected into 
Phi Beta Kappa. One took the first Butler — Eucleian essay prize 
at commencement; four were commencement speakers, taking the 
second, third, fourth, and fifth honors, and the second and third fel- 
lowships of $200 and $100 respectively. Another was business man- 
ager of the Delta Upsilon Quarterly and Secretary of the Executive 
Council. We now have the presidency of the Eucleian Literary Soci- 
ety, and our only Senior was recently offered the office of business 
manager of the Quarterly^ but declined. One of our pledged Fresh- 
men is president of his class, making the third Freshman president we 
have had in succession. 

The Convention entailed a large amount of work upon us, and as 

our men reside mostly out of the city, and there were but eight all 

told, it made the burden extra heavy ; we were also denied the aid of 

young alumni — having but three or four In the city ; consequently the 

success of the Convention was extremely gratifying, and we propose 

to contribute our share of success to the Rochester Convention by 

sending a rousing good delegation. 


^ J. Harker Bryan, '86. 

Delta Upsilon Block, 

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

The winter term of 1884-85 opens with the best prospects for Delta 
U. at ComelL Our every effort, last term, in the way of securing new 
members, was attended with complete success. The result of our cam- 
paign work was quite satisfactory to every member of the chapter, and 
we feel entirely safe in congratulating ourselves heartily upon our new 


The entering class was unusually large, but the number of desirable men 
was in the same degree small. This fact made rushing correspondingly 
hard for all the societies ; and not a little friendly, and sometimes un- 
friendly, rivalry was the result. But now, the campaign having ended* 
the desirable men secured, any further continuation of hostilities is en- 
tirely useless, and peace and good-fellowship hold undisputed sway over 
the Greek-letter men at Cornell. As regards the various societies, they 
remain in substantially the same relative positions as they have done in 
the past year. Delta Kappa Epsilon is, perhaps, in a somewhat less 
prosperous condition than formerly, having lost many of her best men 
at the close of last year. There are no Juniors at all in the chapter. 
Zeta Psi occupies a new hired chapter house, but is smaller in numbers 
than ever before. Beta Theta Pi is fairly prosperous in spite 
of the fact that she has lately lost two men, one of them hav* 
ing left the University, and the other, a Freshman, the Fraternity. 
Psi Upsilon has recently moved into a fine new chapter house 
on the campus. They are our only rushing rivals, and even here 
we feel that we have good claims to superiority ; for, notwithstand- 
ing their superior surroundings, we have since September, 1883, 
gained the victory in the cases of five men over whom there was a con- 
test, and have not lost a single one to them. The P. U.s are imp>opular 
from their treachery in all elections, and whatever offices they hold arc 
due to combinations with the neutrals, the other societies declining to 
have anything to do with them. Theta Delta Chi is prosperous. 
Most of her old men are back, and she has a good representation in 
the Freshman class. Kappa Alpha is in a flourishing condition. Her 
requirements being wealth and tone rather than scholarship, or even 
superior social qualities, it is not difficult for her to keep up her num- 
bers. Yet even she has lost two men since the fall term. Alpha Delta 
Phi hardly continues to sustain her reputation for scholarship ; she has 
the largest membership of any of the fraternities here. As to our own 
standing in college and in society, we modestly claim a position inferior 
to none. Our outlook for the year is pleasing. We have our usual 
number of men, and feel confident in saying that the Cornell Chapter 
will in no regard fail to be all that its fiiends could desire it. The fact 
that a graduate Alpha Delt recently told one of our alumni that he under- 
stood Delta U. has taken Psi Upsilon*s old place, may serve to show 
how we are regarded by other society men. 

We heartily congratulate every brother in Delta U., and especially 


those who were instrumental in bringing it about, on the success of our 
Semi-centennial anniversary just past. We fully believe in chapter ex- 
tension, feeling that it is much wiser, under the proper conditions, to 
extend our borders than to remain entirely conservative and exclusive^ 
We are delighted with the new catalogue, and have nothing but praise 
to offer in criticism of it. 

In conclusion, we extend to the several chapters of the Fraternity 
with many of whose members we experienced, at the Convention, the 
most pleasant personal relations, the most cordial greeting, and can 
only hope that they may all be favored with the same measure of pros- 
perity that has been meted out to the Cornell Chapter. 


F. W. Hebard, '87. 

Delta Upsilon Hall, 
Dear Brothers: 

The second term of this year opened last week with all the mem- 
bers of this chapter returned, and prospects good for a term of sub- 
stantial work. The delegates returned from the Convention December 
8th, after a trip that will long be remembered as one of the most pleas- 
ant experiences of their college life. 

On their way to the Eas*^ they called on the boys at Adelbert, 
Rochester, Syracuse, Hamilton, and Madison, everywhere meeting 
with a right royal welcome and entertainment. At the same time they 
gained somewhat of an insight into the workings of the chapters and 
an infusion of the Delta Upsilon spirit of the East that they hope to 
make tell in the future work of the home chapter. One change is al- 
ready noticeable. The programme of the regular meetings has hith- 
erto been confined for the most part to literary work in preparation for 
contests, of which we have quite a number, and to social enjoy- 
ment. There are literary societies in connection with the college to 
which the members belong ; but, deeming the work done somewhat in- 
adequate, we have decided to make extemporaneous debating a part 
of each meeting's programme, as well as have " a reporter " who shall 
give at each meeting a brief review of the current news of the week. 

In our relations to the other fraternities of the college, of which there 
are four, we find we have gradually drifted from one of hostility to one 


of friendliness and equality. In competitions for men we no longer 
come in contact with but Beta Theta Pi and Phi Kappa Psi, each of 
whom considers ourselves as their principal rival. 

Of these the Beta Theta Pi maintains the better standard of men, 
but, with the present Senior class, will lose much of the stability of 
their chapter. They have come down from the exalted position where 
they claimed not to pledge men in " prep," while they did whenever 
they could, and now admit second year's pledged. 

Phi Kappa Psi has been strong, but in the present Freshman class 
they have taken in eleven men, while the exceedingly poor average of 
the men shows plainly enough that it is only an effort to secure votes 
to control elections. The scheme is so evident that it has brought 
upon them the disgust and disapproval of the whole college. We hope 
always to maintain a different position, and care more for the approval 
of the student community than we do for offices gained by our own 
votes, and think we can, as long as we hold to what we consider the 
necessary qualifications of men. The first of these we make strength 
of moral character. The next is a likeHness to make a " frat. man," 
or a man in sympathy with and enthusiastic in the work, as well as able 
to abide by the decisions of the chapter in matters that may not al- 
ways just meet his approval. Scholarship we place as the third requi- 
site, requiring a passing grade, but not insisting on a first grade. 

The men are all pledged by the different fraternities in the preparatory 
department, and the prospects for next year are that there will be an 
unusually strong Freshman class. In this we have already pledged 
eight of the very best men, being unusually fortunate, and are now en- 
tering upon the last half of the first decade of our history with pros- 
pects for the future more satisfactory than ever before. 


Frank Cook, '85. 


The Fiftieth Annual Convention of the Delta Upsilon Fraternity 
was held with the New York Chapter on the 4th and 5th of December, 
1884. Over two hundred members were present. The several chap- 
ters reported delegates by credentials as follows : Williams, G. H. 


Flint, '86 ; W. R. Broughton, '87. Union, W. F. Richards, '85 ; W. 
P. Landon, '86. Hamilton, P. T. Jones, '85 ; C. S. Van Auken, '86. 
Amherst, E. R. Utley, '85 ; H. B. Ferine, '86, Western Reserve, E. 
E. Brooks, '85 ; F. Kuhn, '87. Colby, W. H. Snyder, '85. Roches- 
ter, G. F. Holt, '85 ; W. S. Truesdell, '86, Middlebury, H. L. Bailey, 
'86 ; M. H. Dana, '86, Rutgers, L. A. Voorhees, '85 ; L. B. Cham- 
berlain, '86. Madison, F. M. Loomis, '85; M. C. Allen, '81. New 
York, C. H. Roberts, '86; J. H. Bryan, '86. Brown, W. G. Everett, 
'85 : H. P. Abbott, '85. Cornell, R. J. Eidlitz, '85 ; F. S. Benedict, 
'85. Marietta, C. L. Mills, '85 ; R. C. Dawes, '86. Syracuse, H. 
H. Henderson, '85 ; M. N. Frantz, '86. Michigan, W. B. Chamber- 
lain, '84 ; C. W. Carman, '84. Northwestern, F. Cook, '85 ; E. E. 
McDermott, '85. Harvard, C. M. Harrington, '85 ; A. A. Gleason, 
'86. New York Alumni Association, S. B. Duryea, '66. Rhode 
Island Association, W. S. Chase. Chicago Association, William 
Bross. Cleveland Association, H. F. Roberts. New England Asso- 
ciation, H. R. Waite. Rochester Association, A. S. Carman. The 
Minneapolis Association reported by letter. 

The business sessions were presided over by ex- Governor William 
Bross, Williams, '38, one of the foimders. 

The officers of the session were : Vice-President, C. L. Mills, Mari- 
etta, '85; Secretary, G. A. Minasian, New York, '85; Treasurer, J. R. 
Lynch, Rochester, '85. 

The morning session of the first day was occupied in listening to the 
reports from the several chapters. All of them presented very favorable 
reports, showing a prosperous and satisfactory condition of the Fra- 

The active membership at present is about three hundred and sixty. 
Amherst, Madison, Michigan, and Williams have chapter houses, 
whUe several others own land and are contemplating building at an 
early date. Seven alumni associations were also represented ; much 
important business was brought before the Convention. The Commit- 
tee on the " Quinquennial Catalogue " reported the successful com- 
pletion of its labors, and copies of the " Quinquennial " were ex- 
hibited to those present. One thing of which the Fraternity has long 
been in need of is an alumni information bureau. Such a bureau was 
appointed by the Convention, and the following resolutions with re- 
gard to it were adopted : 

I. At that convention at which each quinquennial catalogue shall 


appear, there shall be appointed a committee of two, who shall 
constitute an Alumni Information Bureau, to serve for five 

2. These two members shall be residents of the same city. 

3. The duties of this bureau shall be to collect and systematicaUy 
preserve addresses of alumni ; to search for addresses of lost members ; 
to keep records of all deaths in the Fraternity, etc. 

4. The members annually elected by the several chapters to act as 
chapter editors for the Fraternity periodical publication shall act as 
assistants to the bureau, having in charge the members of their respec- 
tive chapters 

The committe on " Song Book " reported a small deficit, caused by 
necessary change of publishers, and by other unexpected expenses. 
This additional expense was allowed by the Convention, and enough 
books were authorized to be sold to cover this expense. 

A committee consisting of Union, Brown, and Williams was ap- 
pointed to revive any dead chapter, on condition that it advise with 
the different chapters before acting. 

Fred. M. Crossett, business manager of the Delta Upsilon 
Quarterly, reported that the Quarterly had paid expenses during 
the past year. This announcement was received with cheers, and the 
thanks of the Convention were tendered to Brother Crossett for his 
efficient management of the Quarterly. 

The Committee on Fraternity Officers for the ensuing year reported 
as follows : President, Ex-Governor Marcellus L. Steams, Colby, '63 ; 
First Vice-President, Prof. Elisha B. Andrews, Brown, '70; Second 
Vice-President, Hon. Sereno E. Payne, Rochester, '64; Third Vice- 
President, Charles H. Roberts, New York, '86 ; Secretary, Edward T. 
Parsons, Rochester, *86 ; Treasurer, Frederick J. Tumbull, Madison, 
*S6; Orator, Rev. Orrin P. Gifford, Brown, '74; Alternate, Hon. 
Elijah B. Sherman, Middlebury, '60 ; Poet, Prof William R. Dudley, 
Cornell, '74 ; Chaplain, Rev. Josiah Strong, D. D., Western 
Reserve, '6g, 

After the transaction of business, the convention adjourned sin^ die. 
The public exercises were held on the evening of the 4th at the 
Academy of Music. The Hon. Benjamin A. Willis, Union, '61, pre- 
sided. The orators of the evening were Henry Randall Waite, Ph. 
D., Hamilton, '68, who delivered an admirable oration on the " Scholar 
in Politics,** and Prof. William Elliot Griffis, D. D., Rutgers, '69, 


whose theme was the " Manliness of Non-Secrecy." " What's in a 
Name " was the title of the poem by Rossiter Johnson, Rochester, '63. 
The Benediction was pronounced by the Rev. James D. Wilson, D. D., 
Amherst, '58. The stage was handsomely decorated with flowers. 
On one side was a magnificent floral design, an exact representation 
of the design on the Convention invitations, while in the center hung 
a large picture of the late President Garfield, Williams, '56. 


A fitting climax to the Semi-centennial Convention was the banquet 
held at Delmonico's on the evening of December 5, 1884. 

To those brothers, both undergraduates and alumni, who were 
unavoidably absent, we say — would that you had been there ! You 
have missed much, aye, more than you know of. 

At nine o'clock the delegates and alumni members of Delta Upsilon, 
numbering one hundred and forty- five, after having spent an hour 
most pleasantly in becoming better acquainted with one another, filed 
into the banquet hall. 

The older alumni occupied the seats of honor. The members filled 
the five tables, which were soon to groan with the good things of this 
life. From a balcony overhead the Seventh Regiment orchestra dis- 
coursed sweet music, and soon every one was feeling jolly. After 
grace had been asked by the Rev. O. P. Giffbrd, Brown, '74, each one 
turned his attention to the tempting viands which had been prepared 
with such elaborate skill as fully to bear out the world-wide reputation 
of mine host's cuisine. 

Fraternity and college songs, interspersed with a number of choice 
selections by the orchestra, made the scene indeed a festive one and 
helped not a little to promote the feeling of good fellowship and 

When the tables had been cleared the feast of reason was ushered in 
most happily by Brother Giffbrd, the toastmaster of the evening, who 
sustained his reputation as an adept of the art. 

Ex- Governor Bross was the first speaker, and as he rose a perfect 
thunder of applause greeted him. We wish that more of the founders 
of the Fraternity had been there, as Mr. Bross had to take more ap- 
plause than one man could well respond to. He told about the early 
struggles of the Fraternity in Williams College, how he had watched 



its progress for fifty years, and how he approved of what it is now 
doing. He hoped that it would extend its benefits to colleges over the 
whole country and restrict itself to no section. 

Starr J. Murphy was Mr. Bross* successor A great fall in years it is 
to come from a veteran of seventy-five down to a young man of twenty- 
five. But if any in the hall suspected that Mr. Murphy's experience 
had not been long enough for him to gather together sufficient wit and 
wisdom to make a good after-dinner speech, it was because they did 
not know his Amherst reputation. Before he had spoken two minutes 
he had the poet of the Convention blushing over the opprobrium of 
possessing a " pentelic brow/* and the banqueters fairly gasping in roars 
of laughter. 

Ex- Congressman Benjamin A. Willis spoke of " Delta Upsilon in 
the Law." It is needless to say that Mr. Willis proved that law agrees 
with men of our Fraternity. Before Mr. Willis went to college, he was 
a small man, but a course in the Delta Upsilon and a successful career 
in law made him the largest man that was fortunate enough to sit 
around Delmonico's tables that night. Every yoimg lawyer there 
vowed that he would work hard in order that he might become a 
Congressman, and as "big" as Mr. Willis is. 

" Et verbis et exemplo docuity 

Abraham B. Havens next toasted " The Convention." He €tbfy 
reviewed the work of the Convention, spoke of what had been accom- 
plished during the past fifty years, and eulogized certain members of 
the New York Chapter who had worked to make the week successful. 

Through modesty we refrain fi-om saying much concerning Rossiter 
Johnson's speech on The Quarterly. We do not like to praise our- 
selves or our magazine, as we certainly should be compelled to do if 
we did speak. 

Professor William Elliot Griffis was the next orator. He had good 
words to say on many subjects. He praised the Convention, the 
" Quinquennial," the members, and gave much good advice. 

The Rev. A. Wayland Bourn spoke on " Delta Upsilon in the Min- 
istry." Delta Upsilon has more ministers than any other fraternity. 
After Mr. Bourn had finished, those undergraduates whom Mr. WilUs 
had not persuaded to become lawyers resolved that they would be 

Mr. Samuel B. Diuyea spoke interestingly and at some length to the 
" Semi-centennial." 


William Sheafe Chase, editor of the new catalogue, did not speak as 
long about "The Quinquennial" as we wish he might have done. 
The applause given him showed how the members appreciated his 
labor on the catalogue. 

E. M. Bassett responded to the toast, " Our Fraternity," and pro- 
pounded the novel theory that the whole is not the sum of all its parts, 
but that the whole is composed of the parts plus that which " sticks " 
them together. He spoke of the Fraternity's principles. 

Charles E. Hughes toasted "The Ladies" very neatly and wittily. 

Mr. J. A. Hyland was last on the list. " The Future " was his sub- 
ject. We trust that what he predicted for the future will be true. 

A number of impromptu toasts were then called for from Messrs. 
Underwood, Crossett and others. 

Those who ought to know say that never in one evening have they 
listened to such a succession of eloquent and withal witty responses. 
When the hands of the clock pointed to three the last toast had been 
heard and the echo of " Auld Lang Syne " had died away only to be 
reawakened by the Fraternity cheer, which was given with a vim that 
showed how much the heart of each entered into it, and this most 
brilliant social event of the Semi-centennial had become a thing of the 

The brothers lingered for a long time in the reception rooms, loth to 
part from one another, and when they did separate each went away 
more thoroughly filled with the spirit of Delta Upsilon, and with the 
firm intention of infusing some of it into his absent chapter-mates. 


Copies of the Convention Annual^ containmg the records, oration, 
poem, and list of attendants at the last annual Convention will be 
sent post-paid for 35 cents by F. M. Crossett, 83 Cedar Street, New 

An Alumni Association has been formed at Washington, D. C. 

The Quinquennial Catalogue, Song Book, and Quarterly are now 
established Fraternity enterprises. What next ? 

The Cleveland, Ohio, Alunmi Association have chosen a site for 
their chapter house, paid for it, and expect to build in a short time. 


The Coraell Chapter had the largest number of alumni subscribers 
to the Quarterly last year, with the New York Chapter close be- 

Colby University, the home of our Colby chapter, will receive nearly 
$300,000 from the estate of the late ex- Governor Cobum of Maine. 
Colby ought to boom. 

Any corrections or additions which can be made to the " Quinquen- 
nial Catalogue " should be sent to Robert J. Eidlitz, 123 East 7 2d Street 
New York city, who is Secretary of the Alumni Information Bu- 
reau, which has charge of the Catalogue during intervals of publica- 

WANTED — Volume I of the Delta Upsilon Quarterly. Any 
one having a volume they are willing to part with please address 


Box 353, Portland, Oregon, 

The Quarterly is under obligations to Brothers Holt, of Roches- 
ter; Ashley, of Western Reserve; Corbin, of Michigan; Upson, of 
Rutgers; Gleason, of Harvard; Crane, of Syracuse; and Mills, of 
Marietta, for many valuable suggestions and assistance during the past 

For the neat and attractive design which adorns the cover of the 
Quarterly, we are indebted to the skill and kindness of Robert J. 
Eidlitz, Cornell, '85. He is a brother of O. M. EidliU, Cornell, '81, 
and both of them are well known for their long and active interest in 
the Fraternity. 

The Middlebury Chapter was the first to forward a fully paid-up 
subscription list to the current volume of the Quarterly. The list 
included the name of every active member, and an extra copy for the 
chapter. That's the right kind of vitality up there, in the Green 
Mountain State. 

By some mistake the Fraternity Ode on the programme of the pub- 
lic exercises of the Convention at the Academy of Music was credited 
to Stewart Chaplin, Brown, '82, instead of Charles M. Sheldon, Brown, 
»83. As the copy used was a printed one, somebody must have made 
the error before. 


The Union Chapter has a clause in its by-laws which makes it 
obligatory upon every member of the chapter to subscribe to the Quar- 
terly. Now, if they could only include their alumni, 

What visions of wealth would arise 
Before the Business Manager's eyes ! 

The New England Alumni Association hold their annual dinner on 
March 20th, at Young's Hotel, Boston, Mass. Promises are that there 
will be a very large attendance. Last year, when the first dinner was 
held, over seventy members of the Fraternity were present. George 
F. Bean, the Secretary, may be addressed at No. 4 Pearl Street, 
Boston, Mass. 

The Quarterly has now more pages and a better class of adver- 
tisements than any other fraternity paper. In order to keep these 
advertisers with us and have their patronage in the future, they must 
have custom from us. We ask our readers when about purchasing to 
consult our pages of advertisements, and they will confer a favor when 
ordering by mentioning the Quarterly. 

Of the one hundred and seventeen men who were admitted to the 
Fraternity last fall, over one-third (41) are from the State of New 
York. Massachusetts comes next with 19, New Jersey and Ohio claim 
8, Illinois 6, New Hampshire 5, Connecticut, Maine, Rhode Island, 
and Vermont, each 4, Michigan and Missouri 3, Pennsylvania and 
Persia 2, and Canada, Delaware, Iowa, and Kansas one each. 

Delta Upsilon has on her roll of membership Presidents Jordan, of 
Indiana University ; Landon, of Union College ; Robinson, ot Brown ; 
Atherton, of Dickinson ; Washburn, of Robert College, Constantinople ; 
Bliss, of Syrian College; also, Presidents Butts, of Drew; Weston, of 
Crozier; and Northrup, of Chicago Theological seminaries, and Kerr 
C. Anderson, D. D., Middlebury, '72, has recently been offered the pre- 
sidency of Middlebury College. 

Several hundred copies ol this issue will be sent to non-subscribing 
alumni. We hope that those who receive a copy will give it a careful 
examination, and we believe the result of such examination will be 
favorable to us. No man who is not in constant communication, 
through some channel, with the Fraternity world, |can form any Jade- 
quate idea of the development that is taking place in the Greek-let- 
ter societies. While the Quarterly's first object is to further the 


interests and furnish information regarding Delta Upsilon, we shall 
endeavor to keep our readers posted concerning the Greek-letter 

Delta Upsilon seems to be doing her duty towards Corea. The first 
commissioned missionary, Horace G. Underwood, *8i, of the New 
York chapter, sailed December 15th for Corea via Japan. The Rev. 
Henry Loomis, Hamilton, ^66^ is an active missionary laboring in 
Japan among the Coreans studying there, one of the converts being 
Ri Jiutei, a relative of the royal family and a nobleman of high rank. 
Prof Martin N. Wyckoff, Rutgers, '72, is the principal of the Sandham 
Academy of the Reformed Church in Tokio, having seven Corean lads 
under his care ; and the first books on Corea written by an American 
are by Prof. William Elliot Griffis, D.D., Rutgers, '69. 

We have received ft"om the Rev. A. Bertis Hunter, Amherst, '76, a 
collection of poems by George VV. Cloak, his deceased classmate. In 
the preface to this " In Memoriam," Mr. Hunter says that he issues it 
as a memorial tribute to his highly esteemed classmate and brother. 
We (juote from it the last poem in the collection. 


Dear Amherst ! nestling mid surrounding hills, 
The fairest picture seen from Pelham's height. 
Or Warner's crest or Holyoke gayly dight, 
When murmuring music from the mountain rills 
Delights the ear, and far and wide the eye 
On lovely landscape bathed in liquid light 
Feasts with enchanted gaze, to me the sight 
Of thy famed halls is inspiration high. 
They tell of soldier brave whose name you wear, 
Of learning based on Him who is the truth. 
Of saint and martyr who for Christ did bear 
The Cross* light to a sin-darkened earth, 
While sweetly pealing chimes waft through the air, 
The story grand of all thy patriot youth. 


The Rev. Dr. Jacob Fry, Union, '51, of Reading, Pa., in a recent 
letter to the Quarterly, after highly complimenting the Editor-in- 
chief and assistants of the new Quinquennial Catalogue says : " As I 


was a member of the Convention of 185 1, I can give the particulars 
which Editor Chase was unable to obtain. I recently hunted up my 
college journal and find the following note of it." The different chap- 
ters composing the Anti-Secret Confederation met at Givens' Hotel in 
this city (Schenectady, N. Y.), on July 10 and 11, 1851. 

The following is a list of delegates in attendance : 

Williams. — ^Jarvis M. Adams, '51; and Norman L. Johnson, '52. 

Union. — Charles S. Vedder, '5 1 ; Jacob Fry, '5 1 ; Edward L. Bai- 
ley, '52 ; William J. Johnson, '53 ; and Peter R. Furbeck, '54. 

Amherst. — Francis A. Douglass, '51 ; and Eben Douglass, '51. 

Hamilton. — Daniel J. Pratt, '51, 

Western Reserve. — ^John S. Wallace, '52. 

University of Vermont. — Ezra H. Byington, '52; and Henry B. 
Buckham, '53. 

The discussions were spirited, yet great unanimity prevailed, except 
in the matter of retaining a uniform badge, as the Vermont Chapter 
wished to retain their Delta Psi pin, which was allowed. On the even- 
ing of the loth, an address was delivered before the Convention, in the 
Theological Hall, by the Rev. David Tully, Union, '47. Nothing of 
great importance was transacted, but all felt the influence of the Con- 
vention was good. 

The Convention adjourned on the afternoon of the nth. 


The Convention Annual is well backed. 

Every active chapter and six alumni chapters were represented by 
delegates at Convention. 

Have I your card ? my name is , and I am from Col- 
lege, f Pump-handle and tableau.] 

Mark Allen regards the " tea racket " as the best joke of the Con- 
vention. Perine, however, does not agree with him. 

A Cornell man remarked that " some of the delegates must have 
liked the Fifth Avenue Hotel ; they didn't seem to want to leave it." 

" Father " Bross was surrounded during the intervals between the 
sessions by an enthusiastic gathering anxious to make his acquaintance 
and secure his autograph. 


Seventy-seven " shadows " were caught in the Convention picture. 
Some say the great success of the photo artist is due to the fact that 
some of the " dudes " got left, because his camera would not have been 
large enough to take in their collars. At any rate one of them managed 
to collar the artist. 

The souvenirs of Convention are more numerous than usual. Besides 
six pieces of fine printing, there are two splendid photographs, one of the 
Convention group, and the other of the floral design, each 11x14 
inches, a handsome menu card, the Annual^ and the November and 
February numbers of the Quarterly. A depleted pocket-book will 
also help many to remember the occasion. 

Among the well-known and prominent workers of the Fraternity, 
and those who always take an active part in her welfare, who were 
present at Convention, were of Williams, Bross. Hamilton, Waite, '68 ; 
Talcott, '69. Amherst, Murphy, '81 ; Basset, '84. Western Reserve, 
Roberts, '84. Rochester, Johnson, '63 ; Lynch. Middlebury, Gilford. 
Rutgers, Griffis, Havens, '82. Madison, Allen, '81. New York, Duryea, 
Bagen, Crossett, Minasian. Brown, Gifford, '74 ; Chase, Hughes, '81. 
Cornell, Eidlitz Brothers. Syracuse, Dodge, Tipple. Michigan, Cham- 
berlain, Harvard, Alderson, Gleason. 

Among the large number of letters that were received before and 

after the Convention, none will be more interesting to the members of 

the Fraternity than the following from ex-Governor Bross, one of our 

founders : 

The Tribune^ 

Chicago, Dec, 16, 1884. 
Mr. Fred M. Crossett, 

My Dear Sir : 

Permit me to express to you the great pleasure I enjoyed at the 
Semi-celebration of the Delta Upsilon Fraternity in New York, Decem- 
ber 4th and 5th, while with Kirk White " I sighed that I was all 
alone" there of those who formed the society in the fall of 1834 — fifty 
years ago. I could and did most heartily rejoice that what began in 
Williams College amid jeers and sneers, ridicule and rebuffe of all 
kinds, had spread into so many leading colleges, and had become al- 
most national in the power and beneficent influence it exerts in mould- 
ing the character of those who are soon to minister at, and, in fact, 
largely control the very sources of public opinion. For my conviction 


is dear and decided that our society has a direct and powerful influ- 
ence to make men of more generous and broader views than its more 
narrow and secret competitors in the four years of college life. Such 
was my estimate of the men assembled at our Semi-centennial, and 
such, I think, is warranted by the past history of the members of our 
society. The honored name of President Garfield will at once occur 
as an illustration of this fact. 

I trust that you and many others of those present will honor by 
your presence the centennial of the society, and impress upon its mem- 
bers all the best principles of our Christian civilization. Please pre- 
sent to them the best wishes of one — I think I might safely say of all 
its founders. God bless and ever prosper our noble society. 

Very truly and fraternally yours, 

Wm. Bross, 

Williams, '^S, 


Charles H. Perry, *86, is editor of the new college monthly publica- 

Arthur V. Taylor, '86, is Associate Editor of the Williams Athenaeum, 

Lewis A.James, '85, is a member of the Committee of Arrangements 
for Class Day. 

Orlando C. Bid well, 86, is Treasurer of the Lyceum of Natural 
fiistory, and is also a member of the Williams Historical Society. 

George S. Duncan, '85, is President of the Philologian Literary 

Delta Upsilon has 19 members; Kappa Alpha, 15; Chi Psi, 15; 
Zeta Psi, 17; Alpha Delta Phi, 17; Delta Psi, 13; Delta Kappa 
Epsilon, 20 ; Sigma Phi, 10. 


W. Harlow Munsell, '85, is Class Day Addresser. 

Frederick S. Randall, '86, is the Literary Editor of the Concordiensis^ 
the college paper. 

James E. Brennan is President of the Freshman class. 

George F. Sprague, Jr., '85, who left college at the end of his Fresh- 
man year, has entered business at Lawrence, Kansas. 

Robert J. Wands, '85, who left college at the end of his Sophomore 
year, is engaged in business at Albany, N. Y. 

William M. Campbell, '87, is in business at Troy, Minn. 



Edmund J. Wager, '85, received, during the past year, the first prize 
for Elocution and the second for English Essay. 

Fred. B. Waite, *88, took the second prize in the Brockway Entrance 

Philip N. Moore, *86, has returned to college duties after an absence 
of a term. 

Charles S. Van Auken, '86, one of the directors of the Athletic As- 
sociation, took three of the prizes in the last athletic meeting. 

Delta Upsilon is represented on the Glee Club by C. S. Van Auken, 
'86, leader; E. Root Fitch, '86 ; and H. D. Hopkins, '87. 

Andrew H. Scott, '87, and Frank B. Severance, '87, are absent from 
college. Both are teaching. 

Plato T. Jones, '85, was elected President of the college Y. M. C. 
A. at their last annual meeting. 

Delta Upsilon has 20 members; Sigma Phi, 16; Alpha Delta Phi, 
13; Delta Kappa Epsilon, 14; Theta Delta Chi, 17; Psi Upsilon, 
17; and Chi Psi, 18. Psi Upsilon has moved into its new and com- 
modious hall at the foot of College Hill. 


George M. Bassett, '86, has left college. 

H. G. Mank, '85, has been elected a member of Phi Beta Kappa. 

Edward Simons, '85, has been elected a member of the College 
Senate. This body consists of ten members chosen from the different 
classes, who, with the president of the college, decide all questions of 
college discipline. 

William F. Walker is Corresponding Secretary of the Chapter. Box 
757, Amherst, Mass. 

The new catalogue is received with much satisfaction, and all are 
unanimous in thinking it a work which the Fraternity well may be 
proud of 

Preparations are being made to entertain the chapter by dramatics, 
to be given in the chapter house in a few weeks. A committee is 
appointed each year, who have in charge dramatics and other enter- 

Chi Psi has 24 men ; Beta Theta Pi, 29; Chi Phi, 31 ; Delta Upsilon, 
32 ; Alpha Delta Phi, 34 ; Delta Kappa Epsilon, 34 ; Psi Upsilon, 36. 



C. A. Judson, '86, was assigned the philosophical oration. The 
other two were taken by a co-ed. and a Beta Theta Pi. 

Fred W. Ashley has been appointed to deliver the historical sketch 
at the exercises on the 2 2d of February. 

Delta Upsilon still maintains her enviable reputation in both of the 
literary societies, and has her full quota of officers. 

Delta Tau Delta has 4 men ; Chi Upsilon, 7 : Delta Upsilon, 9 ; 
Delta Kappa Epsilon, 10; Alpha Delta Phi, 11 ; Beta Theta Pi, 13. 


H. A. Manchester, '87, represents the chapter on the Campus, the 
college paper. 

G. F. Holt, '85, is president of the college Y. M. C. A. 

Class elections have been held in the three lower classes, at which 
Delta Upsilon received the following offices : Junior class. Historian, 
F. L. Cody ; Sophomore class. President, Fred. A. Race ; Poet, A. L. 
Smith; Freshman class, Toastmaster, Walter Hays. 

The InierpreSy the annual publication of the Junior class, is now in 
process of preparation, under a competent board of editors. Delta 
Upsilon has an excellent representative on the same in the person of 
W. S. Truesdell. 

The Students' Association, an organization which has general super- 
vision over all the other organizations of the college, has W. S. Trues- 
dell, '86, for its Vice-President, and J. Ross Lynch, '85, as Chairman 
of the Executive Committee. 

The method adopted by the Michigan Chapter of having an annual 
history of the chapter written and preserved has met with the hearty 
approval of our chapter, and it has decided to pursue a similar 

President Anderson was absent during the first of the term deliver- 
ing a course of lectures at the Crozier Seminary. Before returning he 
was honored with a grand reception, under the supervision of the 
Philadelphia Social Union, as a token of their high appreciation of his 

Chi Psi has 10 men; Delta Psi, 10; Psi Upsilon, 14; Delta Kappa 
Epsilon, 15; Alpha Delta Phi, 19; Delta Upsilon, 22. 



Our meetings are well attended, admirably conducted, and usually 
enlivened by good music, under the leadership of Chorister Morris, '&S. 

R. N. Chamberlain, '88, was compelled to leave college at the close 
of last term on account of ill health. All hope he will return next year. 

At a recent charity entertainment in New Brunswick, George P. 
Morris, '88, won many favorable comments upon his rendering of 
" Way down upon the Suwanee River.'* 

C. S. Wyckoff, '88, and G. P. Morris, '88, are on the college glee 
club. Morris is Secretary of the Club. 

Sherman G. Pitt, '88, who took the Second Sloan Entrance Exami- 
nation Prize, received the first prize for Declamation in the Philoclean 
Literary Society. 

Louis A. Voorhees, '85, has been initiated into Phi Beta Kappa. 
Since the " raising of the standard of scholarship " at Rutgers, an 
election to this society is no longer an " empty and easy honor." 

Charles Deshler, '85, has left college, having been offered a flattering 
position in the office of a prominent civil engineer in New York City. 

Lewis B. Chamberlain, '86, is Senior editor of TA^ ScarUt Letter 
this year. As it is the first issue under the management of a Junior 
class, he is doing his best to make it a marked edition, and we have 
no doubt of the result. 

Fred. B. Deshler, 'Zd^ is commuting between New Brunswick and 
New York, having left college to take a position in the Ninth National 
Bank of New York. 

Henry M. Voorhees, '86, is now a resident of '* The Lone Star 
State." He is said to be developing a genuine Texan muscle and con- 

L. A. Voorhees, '85, and L. B. Chamberlain, '86, gave excellent 
reports of their Convention trip. The " itemizer " statement of Voor- 
hees was rare, racy, and radiant. 

The members of our chapter were invited by letter to attend the 
public exercises connected with the 40th Anniversary of the Epsilon 
Chapter of the Delta Phi Fraternity held in New Brunswick, Feb- 
ruary 6th. 

T. W. Challen, '87, has rendered much efficient aid to the librarian 
of the college during the present year. His familiarity with books 
and authors makes him an agreeable and accomplished assistant 


G. P. Morris, '88, ^as one of the delegates from Rutgers to the 
Conference of the college Y. M. C. A., of Pennsylvania, held at Easton, 
Pa., January 31st and February ist. He is also the New Brunswick 
correspondent for Philadelphia and New York dailies, as well as re- 
porter for the Fredonian, 

Delta Kappa Epsilon numbers 5 men ; Zeta Psi, 6 ; Chi Phi, 9 ; 
BeU Theta Pi, 11; Chi Psi, 13; Delta Phi, 16: and Delta Upsi- 
lon, 16. 


Messrs. McDermott and Cook of Northwestern, who were making 
St tour of our Eastern chapters, spent a brief time with the Madison 
Chapter at the close of last term. 

Fred. J. Tumbul, '86, was elected treasurer of the Fraternity at its 
last Convention. 

Thomas C. Ely. Jr., '85, who is studying in a medical college at 
Philadelphia, Pa., spent a portion of the holidays with his Madison 

Colgate Academy, under the efficient management of Professor 
Ford, '73, who is assisted by competent instructors, presents one of the 
finest preparatory courses in the country. Three of its five professors 
are Delta U.'s of the Madison Chapter. 

The reception which the Madison Chapter, at the close of last term, 
planned to give in honor of Marcus C. Allen, '81, and bride, was de- 
ferred on account of the death of Dr. Lewis. The chapter now expects 
to give a formal greeting to our esteemed alumnus and lady sometime 
during February. 

Charles H. Dodd, '86, has been spending several weeks with the 
Baptist church of Owego, N. Y. His success, as noted by the Exam- 
iner^ has been marked. 

The Madison Chapter is justly proud of Professor Taylor's, '67, 
" Elements of the Calculus." It is a book recently published, and in 
every respect worthy of the author. Its superior excellence is proved 
by the fact that it has already been adopted by several of our leading 
colleges. The following is the opinion of Professor Owen Root, of 
Hamilton College : 

" I have read with considerable care the manuscript of Prof. Tay- 
lor's * Elements of the Calculus.' In this reading, I was impressed 
by the clearness of definition and demonstration, the pertinence of illus- 


tration, and the happy union of exclusion and condensation. The book 
seems to me most admirably suited for use as a text-book in college 
classes. I prove my regard by adopting this as our text-book on the 

Beta Theta Pi has 8 men ; -^onia, 20 ; Delta Kappa Epsilon, 25 ; 
Delta Upsilon, 28. 


Charles H. Roberts, *86, was elected secretary and treasurer of the 
Inter-collegiate Lacrosse Association at their recent annual meeting in 
New York. The association is composed of Harvard, Yale, Princeton 
and the University of New York. 

George A. Minasian, '85, ex-secretary of the Fraternity, is President 
of the Eucleian Literary Society, and of the college Y. M. C. A. He 
was recently offered the office of business manager on the University 
Quarterly, but declined. 

John S. Lyon, '86, is an editor of the University Quarterfy, and has 
charge of the book reviews. 

The Medical Department of the University is the largest medical 
school in the United States, and the Law School now ranks second in 
point of numbers. 


Stanley Stoner is President of the Junior Bench and Board Club, and 
is also a Comellian editor. Edward S. Barnes represents the Freshman 
class on the staff of the Cornell Daily Sun, 

J. W. Battin is Orator; J. C. E. Scott, historian, and E. B. Barnes 
toastmaster of '88. 

Fred. W. Hebard, '87, has been elected class orator. 

B. H. Fisher is one of the Senior directors of the Students' Lyceum 

C. E. Curtis, '85 j A. A. Packard and Stanley Stoner, '86 ; E. B. 
Barnes and G. J. Tansey, '88, represented the chapter at the Junior 
Promenade Ball held on February 6th. 

Fred Sloan, '86, was obliged to leave college last term on account of 
trouble with his eyes. He is at present teaching school. 


The election of officers for '85's Class Day exercises gave the fol- 


lowing results to Delta U. men : President, H. H. Murdock; Pipe Orator, 
A. M. York ; Farewell Orator, H. A. Crane ; Chairman of Executive 
Committee, F. C. Osborne ; Member of Executive Committee, H. A. Peck. 

A. M. York, '85, has been elected manager of the University base- 
ball nine. 

Horace A. Crane, '85, preaches at the Wall Street Methodist Epis- 
copal Church, of Auburn, N. Y. 

Frank G. Bannister, '86, has met with a severe affliction in the 
death of his father, who died January 1 2th. 

Charles L. Hall, '87, has returned to college. 

George M. Kennedy, '87, reports having had a pleasant visit with 
^e Union Chapter during the holidays. 

W. W. Eaton, '88, has been obliged to leave college on accotmt of 
ill health. 

E. E. Hill, '88, is out teaching near Fulton, N. Y. He expects to 
soon resume his college work. 

Two events, since the last number of the Quarterly, have con- 
tributed to broaden our views and to increase our love for Delta Up- 
silon ; namely, the Semi-centennial Convention and the " Quinquen- 
nial." Our delegates returned from the Convention with wholesome 
impressions of the character of the men and of the work being ac- 
complished in the Fraternity, and the chapter feels the impulse of their 
enthusiasm. The long-anticipated " Quinquennial " was greeted with 
admiration. As a compendium of the history and membership of the 
Fraternity, its subject matter is most interesting and convenient for 
reference. Every wearer of the " gold and blue " should possess a 
copy. We congratulate the editors upon the successful accomplish- 
ment of their difficult task. The volume is an evidence of their fidel- 
ity to the interests of Delta Upsilon. 

Our chapter is in a prosperous condition. While we seek to main- 
tain a high standard of scholarship in college, and to adhere to our 
usual order of literary exercises in our weekly meetings, we also en- 
deavor to cultivate those social qualities without which college life 
would resemble that of a monastery, and a college graduate would be 
deemed a bore. During the present term we have made frequent use 
of the Fraternity Song Book at intervals of our literary programmes, 
with agreeable results. Feeling a just pride in the history and prin- 
inples of Delta Upsilon, we shall endeavor to aid in the promotion of 
her future welfare. 



The Co-operative Society, established here last June under the 
superintendency of Brother H. G. Prettyman, '85, is waging a severe 
warfare upon the booksellers. All the bookstores are at present selling 
at wholesale prices. 

A. F. Lange, '85, was one of the number of our professors and 
students who attended the New Orleans Exposition during the holidays. 

F. C. Hicks, '86, was a delegate of the Students' Christian Associa- 
tion at the State meeting of Y. M. C. A., at Ionia, Mich. 

Occasionally some of our alumni drop in town and make us a short 
call. Avon S. Hall, '84, teaching at Dundee, Mich.; George U. Car- 
man, '81, Superintendent of the Union City schools ; and A. C. Stanard, 
'84, teaching at Owasso, Mich., lately visited us. 

Our chapter now congratulates itself on the fact that it has an 
Argonaut editor, Nathan D. Corbin, '86, associate-editor of the Quar- 
terly last year, having been unanimously chosen at the recent elec- 

One of the most interesting and valuable features of our programme 
that have been presented this year is the reading of the chapter his- 
tory, ably prepared by R. G. Morrow, '83. Its influence in transform- 
ing our new members into genuine Delta U.'s, and in developing our 
true Fraternity spirit, will certainly be felt. Another feature, not new, 
but much more successfully maintained than heretofore, is our quar- 
tette, which has supplied us several times with some excellent selections. 


In the Sophomore Junior Declamation contest, at the close of last 
term, the prize for forensic speaking was awarded to Robert S. Flem- 
mg, '86. 

Columbus Bradford, '87, is teaching at Wynette, 111., and will enter 
college again next year with '88. 

Walter A. Evans, '82, was married to Miss Helen Schlieman at 
Fargo, Dak., January ist, and upon his return was tendered a recep- 
tion by the people of his charge at Waukegan, 111. 


Bertram C. Henry, '86, is first-pianist in the Pierian Sodality, a soci- 
ety which represents the musical talent of Harvard. 


William E. Davis, '87 is a member of the Harvard Glee Club. 

George E. Howes, *86, is on the lacrosse team. 

Joseph N. Palmer, '86, is son of Ex- Mayor Palmer of Boston. 

Twelve of the Harvard Delta U. men have a club table at Memo- 
rial Dining Hall, where seven hundred and fifty Harvardinians feed the 
•• inner man." 

Joseph A. Hill, the odist of '85, officiated as poet at the class day of 
*3i, Phillips Exeter Academy. 

J. A. Hill, C. M. Harrington, and W. C. Smith, '85, graduates of 
^Phillips Exeter Academy, '81, stood at the head of their class at grad- 

L George W. Rolfe, '85, is the son of William J. Rolfe, celebrated 
for his well-known school editions of Shakespeare. 

The " baby " takes pleasure in reporting excellent health, an enor- 
mous appetite and good digestion; and as to its growth, well, the 
" baby " progresses, and " though it progresses slowly, yet it is still 
progressing." But the activity of its brain is especially noteworthy, in 
view of the horrid mid-year examinations which settle like a dark cloud 
over Harvard in the middle of January, and remain till nearly the 
middle of the following month ; and it is a great wonder that the 
" baby " exists through this ordeal time ; for one would think that it 
would be more inactive than active when you consider that it has to 
deal with the " Whyness of the Wherefore " and the " Egotism of the 
Isness," and to define the " Whereness of the Therefore," and the 
" My ism of the Usness." 

About the other fraternities there is little to be said. Practically they 
do not exist, but merely theoretically or in your mind's eye ; they are 
said to be like spirits, " Ever vanishing, ever reappearing," and it is 
very certain that you hear nothing, or hardly nothing of them. 

Till last fall the " baby " had been cradled about from room to 
room, but its growth and increasing needs as it approached youth de- 
manded better quarters. After some delay a good suit of rooms was 
obtained. To honor the occasion, a banquet was given to the mem- 
bers, graduates, and other Delta U. brothers then present in Cam- 
bridge. Brother J. A. Hill, '85, was chosen toastmaster, and performed 
his duties in an impressive manner, while the following poem, written 
and read by him, called forth prolonged applause as its numerous and 
local hits burst upon the delighted assembly. 



I am to write an essay, 

And I essay to write, 
And if I try my best way, 

The results are very trite. 

Forensics, themes, and theses. 

Yes, and essays too. 
Every distinction ceases. 

They are the same — they maice me blue. 

Ideas, half formless, floating 

Within my throbbing brain. 
Seem like demons gloating 

O'er their inflicted pain. 

Like horrid shapes once hidden 

In Pandora's box, old 
Topics rise unbidden, 

And make my blood run cold. 

Ethics, co-education, 

Final and eflicient cause, 
Malthus scared at population. 

Evolution and its laws. 

Free will or fatalism, 

The development of race, 
The isness of the ism. 

Objectivity of space. 

The evils of protection. 

The merits of free trade, 
Greek and its inflection. 

The recent great parade. 

The tragedy of Sophocles, 

The open Polar Sea, 
The character of Aeschines, 

The fate of the G. O. P. 

The glacial erosions, 

The issue of assignats. 
Nature of general notions 

In minds like Daniel Pratt's. 

Altruistic egoism. 

Morphology of wings, 
The growth of pessimism. 

The cussedness of things. 


On, on ! and never ceasing 

Their wild chaotic dance, 
Their numbers seem increasing. 

They come at merest chance. 

Their outline ever shifting 

First attract me, then repel, 
Till I feel my senses drifting 

Under some magic spell. 

Farewell to realism ! 

I must admit the claims 
Of that other famous schism : 

There is nothing real but names. 

Behind them is no meaning 

In each high-sounding phrase ; 
It is a fruitless gleaning 

To seek it all your days. 

Study is a preparation, 

A relish — rightly understood — 
For the enjoyment of vacation. 

Or some happy lazy mood. 

Rebuked by any warning tongue 

That tells of life neglected, 
" My industry," I'll say, " is young. 

And never has been protected." 

Of all the ways and means 

Said to cultivate the mind. 
This is the meanest way I've seen — 

This immitigated grind. 

Take Horace for your teacher, 

Carpe diem for your creed ; 
To loaf well is the feature 

Which all of us most need. 

A hammock swung in summer air. 

Some cozy window seat, 
A novel read with idle care. 

Are education meet. 

John Harvard, seated gazing 

Toward the Western sky. 
By his dreamy posture praising 

Idleness no less than I, 


or labor is no token ; 

For, do not be misled, 
His book indeed lies open, — 

Lies open, but unread. 

For though I've watched him often. 
In Autumn's warm even- light. 

When twilight shadows soften 
The landscape, or at night, — 

In the worst of Cambridge weather,- 
Or the best — though that is brief — 

Of a truth John Harvard never 
Is known to turn the leaf. 

With what are thy thoughts laden ? 

Stem Puritan thou art! 
Did some comely English maiden 

Once steal away thy heart ? 

Is it of her you are dreaming 
With that idle, far-off look ? 

We know you are only seeming 
To be thinking of that book. 

So hidden is your history. 
So few the scattered links. 

That scarce a greater mystery 
Surrounds the Egyptian sphynx. 

Boots it to you what knowledge 
To-day they are teaching here ? 

You did not found the college 
With any such idea ; 

Nor for any reputation 

Won from the bronze which stands 
Enduring childish desecration 

From some unfilial hands. 

What made your deed worth doing, 
What heroes always prize. 

Is the poet's pen construing 
That deed in rightful guise. 

And your prophetic gazes 
Revealed in visions bright 

That I should sing your praises 
In the Delta U. to night. 


Who would not a college christen, 

And gladly do the same, 
If the Delta U. would listen 
And I should sing his fame! 

Brother Ayars, '86, " toasted " the ladies in a manner which showed 
that he was thoroughly acquainted in that direction. Brother Harring- 
ton, '85, replied for the chapter in an efficient manner, while your 
humble servant endeavored to " do his duty " for the Fraternity. 
Brother Cook, '82, replied for the birth of the " baby," and brother 
Chase, Brown, '81, took his customary theme, the "Quinquennial;" 
while brother Atkinson of Brown, '79, made a stirring speech for the 



A. A. Gleason, *S6. 


Phi Delta Theta looks longingly at Cornell and Williams. 

Chi Phi has twenty-one chapters situated in fourteen States. 

Theta Delta Chi has started a chapter at the Ohio State University. 

Psi Upsilon has in preparation another edition of its " Song Book." 

The Cornell Chapter of Chi Phi, it is said, is to shortly be re- 

Phi Alpha Psi, recently founded at Meadville, Pa., makes the seventh 
ladies' fraternity. Happy number. 

Zeta Psi has established a chapter in the Case School of Applied 
Science, Cleveland, Ohio. 

The Hamilton Chapter of Delta Kappa Epsilon has procured a 
valuable piece of property for society interests. 

Phi Delta Theta has recently established chapters in Dartmouth, 
Columbia, and the College of the City of New York. 

It is rumored that a chapter of Chi Psi will soon be established at 
Cornell through the instrumentality of a Wesleyan alumnus. 

Most of the fraternities which had chapters at Miami University 
seem anxious to revive them now that the University has started up 


Zeta Psi, largely through the eflforts of Congressman Charles A. 
Sumner, of California, has established an alumni chapter at Washing- 
ton, D. C. 

The Amherst Chapter of Psi Upsilon has passed a resolution to the 
eflfect that they will not hereafter admit men to the chapter simply be- 
cause of blood ties. 

Phi Kappa Psi has revived its Cornell Chapter with eighteen men. 
The five men who comprise its Senior delegation are known as " kick- 
ers," on account of their attitude to the Greek-letter societies in the 
elections last fall. 

The Columbia Chapter of Delta Kappa Epsilon gave a wine supper 
to the Convention recently held with the Rochester Chapter. The 
D. K. E. Quarterly calls it " Columbia Night." Others might be 
inclined to call it Rochester mo(u)ming. 

Four men from *88 are to take the places of those wljo have been 
drawn fi-om the altar of Psi Upsilon to mingle with the busy strife of 
active life. And they are earnest, zealous men, who realize how for- 
tunate they were in gaining admittance to the leading Greek Letter 
Society of the country. — Bowdoin Correspondent Psi Upsilon Diamond. 

The Beta Theta Pi*s have had some trouble in the chapter at 
this University, and on last Saturday night they threw up their charter, 
voluntarily. Some of them will resign and probably join other frater- 
nities, while others intend remaining members. It was an unfortunate 
occurrence for them, as this was considered one of their most prosper- 
ous and flourishing chapters. — University of Mississippi Correspondent 
Phi Kappa Psi Shield, 

At the first regular meeting after initiation, the new brothers were 
examined on the constitution and by-laws and the history of the 
Fraternity. The Freshmen did remarkably well, showing thorough 
preparation by the facility with which they answered the questions 
asked them. Honorable mention was awarded to Brother Blair for 
passing the best examination. This custom, instituted a few years 
ago, has proved to be an exceedingly valuable one, and we would 
heartily recommend it to the other chapters. — Amherst Correspondent 
Psi Upsilon Diamond, 

The Delta Tau Deltas and Rainbows have signed the terms of con- 
tract agreeing to consolidate the two fraternities. The Rainbows have 


chapters at Vanderbilt, and the Universities of Tennessee, Mississippi, 
and Texas, and at Randolph, Macon and Emory, and Asbury Col< 
leges. The union now with Delta Tau Delta disposes of another of 
the small fraternities, which is a matter of congratulation to all par- 
ties. The Rainbows will wear Rainbow pins, with Delta Tau Delta 
guard-pins — the Delta Tau Deltas^ Delta Tau Delta pins and Rainbow 
guard-pins. — The Scroll of Phi Delta Theta, 

Cummings is from — from — oh, yes, — from Delaware — that's the 
place. I knew he was large for his State, but thought Delaware too 
small. He is one of McKenzie*s students from Lawrenceville, and a 
foot-baller from the word go — that is if he isn't asking for a cigarette. 
And then there's " Bunny " — hard studying, sober " Bunny " Mc- 
Dowell, of Chambersburg, one of the sweetest, cutest, neatest little 
fellows that ever studied Greek or ponied Latin. None of your make- 
believe students about him. No, sir ! A regular midnighter, even if 
he will call black white and declare to a professor that a yellow table's 
blue. — Correspondent Phi Kappa Psi Shield. 

The Madison correspondent of the Delta Kappa Epsilon Quarterly 
shows his hand again with : ** Out of a total of twenty-seven prizes 
awarded during the past year Delta Kappa Epsilon has taken 9 ; Delta 
Upsilon, 9; Beta Theta Pi, 4, and Aeonia 5. Amount in money, 
Delta Kappa Epsilon, $174; Delta Upsilon, $158; Beta Theta Pi, 
$63, and Aeonia $65. We have one of the first two men in each of 
the three upper classes ; Delta Upsilon has none." 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. 

The most elaborate fraternity catalogues published within the last 
few years are : 

Catalogue of the Psi Upsilon Fraternity, New York, Baker & God- 
win, 1879. 8vo., pp. 468. 

Catalogue of the Beta Theta Pi Fraternity, Cleveland, O., 1881. 

8vo., pp. 404. 

The Alpha Delta Phi Catalogue, Boston, Mass., Rockwell & Church- 
ill, 1882. 8vo., pp. 727. 

Fourth Decennial Catalogue of the Chi Psi Fraternity, New York, 
Baker & Godwin, 1883. 8vo., pp. 392. 


Fifth General Catalogue of the DelU Tau Delta Fraternity, New 
York, Baker & Godwin, 1884. 8vo., pp. 368. 

Tenth General Catalogue of the Delta Upsilon Fraternity, Boston, 
Mass., Rockwell & Churchill, 1884. 8vo., pp. 747. 

Mr. William R. Baird, in his second edition of " American College 
Fraterniiies," says : 

** In 1872 the Pennsylvania chapters of the Chi Phi Fraternity issued an 
eight-page paper, three columns wide, called the Chi Phi Chacketi, This 
was merged into the Chi Phi Quarterly in 1874, upon the union of the 
Northern and Southern orders. 

** The first fraternity journal, however, devoted to an entire organization, 
and which had the features and aims of the current fraternity periodical, 
was the Beta Theta Pi. This was founded in December, 1872. • • • 
The paper was named after the Fraternity. It was a four- page monthly, of 
the size known as ** small quarto," and was filled with chapter news, re- 
ports, constitutional discussions and personals. In 1874 it was made the 
official organ of the Fraternity, its size reduced, and the number of pages 
increased. During 1875 it was discontinued, but its issue was again begun 
in 1876." 

Whether Mr. Baird's high regard for Beta Theta Pi made him un- 
able to find traces of any fraternity magazine previous to Beta Theta 
Pi's eflforts we do not know, but we have before us a journal of thirty- 
four pages, which for excellence of typographical work and general 
get-up would compare very favorably with some of the best fraternity 
papers of to-day. The title-page proclaims it to be " Our Record^ 
published by the Delta Upsilon Fraternity. Editors, Henry Ran- 
dall Waite, Hamilton Chapter, Nelson B. Sizer, New York Chapter. 
Baker & Godwin, printers. New York. October and April, 1867-68." 

It contains an address on " Truth and Freedom," by the Rev. Wil- 
liam J. Erdman, Hamilton, '56, delivered before the Thirty-second An- 
nual Convention of Delta Upsilon held with the Rochester Chapter ; 
a poem, " The Isle up the River of Time," by William G. Walker, 
Madison, ^66\ an interesting history of the Middlebury Chapter, 
Minutes of the Thirty-second Convention, Fraternity News, Editor's 
Table, &c., fill up the remaining pages. It will thus be seen that Delta 
Upsilon put forth a fine, distinctively fraternity paper five years before 
Beta Theta Pi issued its little four-page monthly, or any other frater- 
nity organ had appeared. 



The Phi Kappa Psi Shield^ with the beginning of its fifth volume, 
^>l)andons the " broadside " form and appears in a new cover and 
^nailer size. The Shield has been well edited during the past year, 
suid the current number (January) contains a series of strong editorials 
'^^alling for a new and progressive system of government and an awak- 
ening to the necessity of immediate and united action. The situation 
is well summed up in these words : 

" It has been the pleasing {sic) custom among the chapters of Phi 
Xappa Psi at odd intervals to drop an exceedingly kind note to alumni 
l)rothers, suggesting the appropriateness and value of a contribution, 
about the only notice they ever receive of the existence of their re- 
spective fraternity homes. The bulk of these petitions remain un- 
answered, not from any inability of those called upon to respond, nor 
entirely because of a lack of interest in the old fraternity, but much 
more largely than we are willing to admit from a sense of insulted 
dignity that remembrance only comes when favors are to be asked. 

" We are convinced that the sooner we all wake up to the fact that 
plain busmess sense calls for the contribution of double or treble what 
we now pay each year to the support and aggrandizement of the fra- 
ternity the better. If any complain that fraternities are already too 
great a drain in a financial way upon the slender means of the many 
members of chapters in our colleges, let us leave this question with 
them. Which would you prefer, membership in a strong, centralized 
fraternity, made so by the contribution fi-om every member of Phi 
Kappa Psi of a few dollars every year, or an unsymmetrical, badly 
proportioned organization, with here a strong member — gorgeous halls, 
elegant " spreads," great social prestige from vigorous expenditure 
of means for private display — and there a weak one — sans hall 
* spreads,* etc." 

• . * 

" Probably this letter would be incomplete without a statement of the 
honors attained by the youngest members of the Beta. Certainly pre- 
cedent seems to require one; and we should be glad of the opportu- 
nity to present it, had not a glance at some splurges of vainglory in the 
chapter letters of certain back numbers of the Delta Kappa Epsilon 
Quarterly warned us how little such things may be taken to mean. 
For example, the correspondent once unblushingly stated that thefr 
Phi Chapter had one substitute on the football eleven, while Psi Upsilon 
had none ; a foxy dodge, indeed, for we had at the time two men in 
fixed places on the team, and they had none. Still, we do not deny 
that Delta Kappa Epsilon has produced some eminent men. Eminent, 
perhaps, chiefly as exceptions. * Hectora quis nosset si felix Troja 


" But to conclude : we believe that we can present to our brethren a 
list most enviable in the sight of our rivals. In *S^ we have the four 
captains of the four main departments of university athletics, to wit : 
the crew, football, base ball, and lacrosse, four-fifths of the Lit Board, 
the prospective — but all that is an old story. In ^S6 we are excellently 
represented in athletics, having on each one of the first three teams men- 
tioned above more men than the same class in Delta Kappa Epsilon has 
to represent her on all the four together. We have the inter-coUegiate 
tennis champion, the probable valedictorian of *86, etc., etc. Whether, 
as we said above, '86 can come out in the end (from a Psi Upsilon 
point of view) as well as '85 has done, we dare not predict The 
Juniors* talents differ from those of their predecessors, and may or may 
not be as great — no one can tell ; for, as the Yankee said, you cannot 
compare baked beans with a sunset." — Yalt Correspondent jft» 
Upsilon Diamond. 

* « 

" In the Michigan chapter of Delta Upsilon, at Ann Arbor, a 
committee of five is appointed, whose unanimous recommendation is 
sufficient to admit a candidate to membership in that chapter." 

The above extract from our April, '84, issue has been largely copied 
by the fraternity press. Those who have used it have done our Michi- 
gan chapter an injustice, and conveyed a wrong impression by not 
quoting the item entire. The regulation applies only to members of 
the Ann Arbor High School, and not to those who enter the Univer- 
sity fi-om other places, all of which was distinctly stated in the item 
referred to. 

" During the past year attempts have been made by Delta Upsilon^ 
Phi Delta Theta, Alpha Tau Omega, and Phi Gamma Delta to gain a 
foothold in the college ; but each has in turn failed. Success has finally 
been achieved, however, by the Delta Tau Deltas. As I sit here writ- 
ing this I can hear the proceedings of the new order at their initiatory 
meeting. The charter members are seven in number". — Denison Uni- 
versity Correspondent Sigma Chi. 

" The above effusion of an over- wise correspondent lacks one very 
necessary requisite — truth. Although a very deserving set of young 
men, the application for a charter was refused." — Delta Tau Delta 

" There is no truth in the above statement, so far as it relates to 
Phi Gamma Delta."— r>4<r Phi Gamma Delta, 

" Entirely false as regards Phi Delta Theta, an application for a 
charter firom this institution was refused by our General Council." — Phi 
Delta Theta Scroll. 


Delta Upsilon, for the last four yeais, has regularly declined to grant 
Ae petitions for a charter to Denison, though the step was warmly 
^J"ged by E. B. Andrews, Brown, '70, when he was President of the 
University. Alpha Tau Omega is still to be heard from. 

* • 

The Delta Kappa Epsilon Quarterly steadily maintains its high 
standard of excellence, and proves of general interest to the fraternity 
'^^orld. It published last year a volume (No. H.) of nearly 250 pages 
of interesting matter, composed of historical sketches, reviews, chapter 
letters, etc. The October number devotes more than eight pages to a 
x-eview of Mr. A. P. Jacobs* " Epitome of Psi Upsilon," and in closing 
'^vith characteristic " Deke " modesty says : 

" It is impossible not to be reminded of our own opportunity. In- 
credible as it would seem to Mr. Jacobs, Psi U. has scarcely a bright 
page which does not find a brighter parallel in Delta Kappa Epsilon. 
There is scarce a respect in which a comparison would not result to 
the honor of the latter brotherhood. And the epos of our Fraternity is 
rich in examples of sorrow and endurance and of triumph after the 
clouds were past, of the rending of dearest ties and of reunion joyous 
beyond compare. Her course has been illumined by lightnings as well 
as sunshine ; her steps have timed with dirges as well as with the bugles 
of victory. Through Night to Light has her path led. Her historian 
has before him an easy task, in -that her story needs but tb be given 
lips for its facts to tell themselves into a grand poem — a deep respon- 
sibility, in that great must be his success to merit comparison with the 
work of him who has wrought such results from the material furnished 
by Psi U." 

It says of us in a recent number : 

" The 'Delta Upsilon Quarterly^ while scarcely iridescent, is bright 
and inclined to be fair, and, in literary finish, ranks well up among our 
exchanges. • • * * The July number does well many things, is 
important to Delta Upsilon, interesting to every reader, and withal 
about the best number of a Greek periodical for a quotation from which 
we have found no special call." We shall hereafter try to be " irides- 
cnt," and we would say many pretty things about the Delta Kappa 
Epsilon Quarterly^ but we are afraid they might then find an opportu- 
nity for a " quotation." 

« « 

The new Psi Upsilon Diamond^ in its salutatory, says : " It will be 
the aim of the board of editors to produce letters from the different 
chapters, which will display their character, worth, and collegiate stand- 


ing/' Produce is good; after reading the batch of bombastic and 
highly-colored chapter letters in the last number, we were inclined to 
think that it was a very fertile imagination which had '' produced" 
most of them. 



*37. Judge Stephen J. Field, of the U. S. Supreme Court, administered 
the oath of office to the members of President Cleveland's Cabinet. 

'38. The Rev. David Pise, D. D., is preaching in Glendale, Ohio. 

'39. Edmund Burke Jennings is editor of the Common SckoolJoumal vbA 
City Civil Engineer of New London, Conn. 

*42. The Hon. Eli A. Hubbard, of Hatfield, Mass., was one of the Re- 
publican Presidential electors. 

'42. The Hon. J. Torry Smith, D. D., is Superintendent of the Public 
Schools of Warwick, R. I. 

*43. The Hon. Reuben P. Boies, of Salem, O., is Judge of the Third 
Judicial District of Oregon. He was Chief Justice of the Supreme Court 
of Oregon during 1862-68. 

'44. The Hon. Henry Perrin Coon, M. D., of Menlo Park, CaL, died in 
San Francisco December last. He was Mayor of San Francisco during 
1863-67, an A. M. by Williams, and M. D. by the University of Pennsyl- 

*5o. The Rev. William E. Merriam, D. D., of Somerville, Mass., recently 
delivered an address on " Missionary Motives," at the annual meeting of 
the American Missionary Association. 

'52. The Rev. Alden B. Whipple, formerly principal of the Pittsfield, 
Mass., High School, led the temperance people of that town as candidate 
for the Legislature in the fall elections. 

'55. Samuel Francis Shaw, M. D., died at Philadelphia December last 
He graduated at the College of Physicians and Surgeons, N. Y., and was 
a surgeon in the U. S. Navy during the war with the West India and South 
Atlantic Squadrons. 

'58. Prof C. C. C. Painter, of Great Barrington, Mass., is Secretary of 
the National Education Commission. Prof Painter took an active part in 
the meeting held last fall at Lake Mohunk, N. Y., by the people identified 
with the Indian interests. 

'58. The Hon. Thomas Post, of Lenox, Mass., was elected Senator by 
the Republicans of the Southern Berkshire District. 

*59. Henry A. Schauffler is now preaching in New York City. 

'60. The Rev. Albert C. Reed has resigned his pastoral charge at Man- 
chester, Vt., and on account of ill-health removed to Springfield, Mo. 



*40. Brigadier-General Thales Lindsley died at the Presbyterian Hospital 
in New York city, February 24th. He was born in Yates County, N. Y., 
sixty-six years ago. After graduating from college he went West, where he 
practised his profession of civil engineer. He made extensive surveys of 
Colorado, and resided for a time at Oshkosh, Wis. He was County Super- 
intendent of Kentucky Military Institute, founder of Medina Academy, 
Professor in Transylvania University, civil, mming and military engineer, 
Captain, Major, Colonel and Brigadier-General in the U. S. A. At the 
time of his death he was in correspondence with the N. Y. Board of Pubhc 
Works, with a view to the use of his boring machine in the construction of 
the new aqueduct. The body was sent to his daughter in Chicago, 111. 
Four children survive him. 

*4i. Lewis S. Hough is the author of " America and her Tariff," recently 

•42. The Hon. William A. Righter is a member of the Board of Health 
of Newark. N. J. 

'50. The Rev. Stephen Searle died of bronchitis at Caatsban, N. Y., Jan- 
uary 9th. Brother Searle graduated from Union in 1850, and from the 
New Brunswick Theological Seminary in 1853. He was pastor at Mama- 
kating, N. J., from 1853 to '59; at Grippstown, N. J., from 1859 to '72; at 
Carli^e, N. Y., during the fail of 1872; and at Caatsban, N. Y., from 
1873 until his death. The funeral address was pronounced by the Rev. Dr. 
Denis Wortman, Amherst, '57, who in the course of the address spoke as 
follows: "He loved work, he loved peace, he counselled for harmony and 
k>ve, and no one thought of questioning the purity of his motive, while I 
think I may also say we all credited him with much of that wisdom which 
naturally lives in a gentle and self-denying soul." The biographical notes 
in the Quinquennial are partially incorrect. 

'52. The Hon. James S. Smart, of Cambridge, N. Y., was one of the 
active managers of Senator Evarts' recent canvass. 


'61. " Porter C. Bliss, who died on Sunday night at St. Luke's Hospital, 
had a strange career. We of the Herald knew him well, and our readers 
have conned many a quaint piece of erudition, many a bit of old, forgotten 
lore, which he contributed to our columns. For an archaeologist, for a 
writer whose soul thrilled at the sight of an Assyrian inscription, for a jour- 
nalist to whom the days of King Thothmes II. were as real as the days of 
President Arthur, his personal experiences were extraordinary. Lopez, the 
Dictator of Pataguay, tied him on the back of a mule, dragged him along 
the ground at the mule's tail, pinioned him in an instrument of torture, had 
him beaten in court, subjected him to vile indignities, and, after his release, 
at the instance of the United States, he came in the course of time to a desk in 
the Herald office, and busied himself once more with Assyrian inscriptions 
and King Thothmes II. as quietly and as earnestly as of old. A remarkable 
man in his way. Full of books and odd personal knowledge. He had been 
an editor in South America, and knew the political complexion of those 


countries as well as any writer now living. He had studied European poli- 
tics, too, and his guesses at the future of distant lands were often justified 
by the event. He wrote biographies by the hundred; he had information 
on all manner of subjects ; and at the foot of innumerable articles in "John- 
son's Encyclopedia" you will find the initials *P. C. B.' American jour- 
nalism attracts men of various gifts. It holds out rewards to scholars as well 
as to men of letters. It is even a haven for the bookworm. And among 
its foremost scholars, among the men who in other countries would have: 
been antiquarians, and who in the Middle Ages would have pored o\ 
illuminated manuscripts, was Porter Cornelius Bliss. He died of aneui 
of the heart, and was forty-five years old. " — New York Herald, 

'65. James P. Kimball, M. D., has been transferred by the Secretary oftr-^K^i 
War from the Medical Examining Board in NeW York, to the Military ^r^ — y 
Academy at West Point, where he has under his charge the health of 
1,000 persons. 

'67. Prof. I. O. Best, Principal of the Clinton Granmiar School, hs 
recently been elected a trustee of that institution. 

'68. The annual report of the State Homoeopathic Asylum for the Insani 
at Middletown, N. Y., presents numerous improvements under the sup< 
intendency of Dr. Selden H. Talcott, which contributes largely to the coi 
fort and speedier cure of the inmates. 

*73. Prof. Jermaine G. Porter, formerly of the Litchfield Observatory m, 
Hamilton College, has been elected to the directorship of Mitchell Obsei 
atory, Cincinnati, O. 

'75. The Rev. Frank S. Child has accepted the call to become pastor 
the Congregational Church in Preston, Conn. 

'77. The Board of Education at Lockport, N. Y., express an appreciation 
of their Superintendent, Prof. George Griffith, by a unanimous reelection 
and an additional $200 to his salary. 


'57. The Rev. Henry W. Jones of St. Johnsbury, Vt., pastor of the 
North Congregational church, has been called to Vacaville, Cal. 

'59. The Rev. Samuel E. Herrick, D.D., a review of whose recently 
issued work, ** Some Heretics of Yesterday," appears in this number, is 
called to the pastorate of the First Presbyterian church of Syracuse, N. Y. 

*73. The Hon. Lewis Sperry has been elected to the position of Coroner 
of Hartford county. Conn. 

'76. A very interesting memorial of the Rev. George W. Cloak has been 
prepared by the Rev. A. B. Hunter, 11 50 South Broad St., Philadelphia, 
Pa., containing, besides the sketch of Mr. Cloak, a number of poems com- 
posed by him. 

'77. The Rev. Joseph Hingeley of New Bedford, Mass., has accepted a 
call to Fergus Falls, Minn. 

'80. Charles F. Hopkins is practicing law in Fargo, Dak., but does news- 
paper correspondence as an avocation. 


'So. Herman P. Fisher, a recent graduate of Hartford Theological Semi- 
nary, has been called to the pastorate of the Congregational church of Lud- 
low, Vt 

*8o. Charles A. Libby has been doing reportorial work on the Detroit 

'81. Russell L. Low has settled in New York city. 

'82. Gurdon R. Fisher is manager of R. W. Kendall & Co.'s dye works 
and bleachery, Lowell, Mass. 

'83. Charles E. Rounds is engaged with the Northern Pacific Elevator 
Company, Fargo, Dak., as stenographer. 

'84. Fred. M. Smith is a correspondent of the Springfield Union. 


'49. Daniel Vrooman is U. S. Consul and Interpreter at Canton, China. 

'55. Henry E. Howe is practicing law in Toledo, Ohio. 

'73. The Rev. F. V. Krug is preaching at White Haven, Pa. He pub- 
lished a church manual in 1882, and is also the author of various articles in 
the Philadelphia Presbyterian, 

'76. The Rev. M. E. Chapin has been a foreign missionary of the Pres- 
byterian Church for some time, having previous to that served three years 
under the Home Board in Dakota Territory. He graduated at Western 
Theological Seminary, Allegheny, Pa., April, 1879, and is now at Poplar 
Creek, Montana. 

'79. Will Dodge is a justice of the peace at South New Lyme, Ohio. 

'83. Willard N. Sawyer has returned to his work in the drafting depart- 
ment of the Pennsylvania Locomotive works. 

'84. Alton C. Dustin, formerly of '84, has accepted a partnership in the 
law firm of Sherman & Hoyt, Cleveland, Ohio. 


'52. The Rev. George M. Preston is preaching in Cheshire, Mass. 

'56. The Rev. A. R. Crane, D.D., has been a member of the Board of 
Trustees of Colby University since 1871. 

'57. Augustus A. Fletcher is Register of the Probate in Waldo County, 

'63. The Rev. Charles M. Emery has received a call to the pastorate of 
the Baptist Church at Freeport, Me. 

'63. The Rev. William R. Thompson, now at New Ipswich, N. H., is 
Selectman, School Supervisor and Moderator at town meetings. 

'82. Samuel Nowell, of Sanford, Me., was married December 17th, to 
Miss Lydia Shaw of Springvale, Me. 


'82. Herbert S. Weaver is sub-master of the Williams School at Chelsea ^ 

'84. Arthur L. Doe is with Cobb, Bates and Oyerxa of Chelsea, Mass. 


The Rev. T. Hartwood Pattison, D. D., Prof, of Homiletics in the Theo- 
logical Seminary, who has been assisting Dr. Shaw of the Brick Presbyte- 
rian Church during the past month, is now supplying the Delaware Ave. 
Baptist Church, Buffalo, N. Y., recently made vacant by the resignation of 
the Rev. R. E. Burton, ^jy 

'62. Grove Karl Gilbert, of Washington, D. C, has been elected Presi- 
dent of the National Academy of Science, of which he has been a member 
since April, 1883. Mr. Gilbert has been connected with theU. S. Geolog- 
ical Survey since 1879, and is recognized as one of its most efficient mem- 
bers. He is the author of several works on the geology of various portions 
of our country, and has contributed many articles to various leading scien- 
tific journals. He is the only U. S. geologist who is an alumnus of Rochester. 

'64. Charles Forbes, M. D. , Professor of Natural Science in the Roches- 
ter Free Academy, has delivered a number of lectures to the teachers of the 
public schools on Physiology and Hygiene, and as a token of their apprecia- 
tion of the same was presented with a handsome purse containing $140. 

*69. Joseph McMaster, who has been serving under the U. S. Govern- 
ment as Indian agent at Pyramid Lake, Nev., since 1881, is visiting with 
his brother at Rochester, N. Y. 

*73. The Rev. Reuben E. Burton has resigned the pastorate of the Dela- 
ware Avenue Baptist Church, Buffalo, N. Y., and has accepted the unani- 
mous call of the Baptist church of Oswego, N. Y. 

'76. The Hon. Jacob A. Driez is serving his second term in the State 
Legislature as Assemblyman from Niagara County. 

'76. The Rev. E. C. Dodge, formerly of Pueblo, Colo., has accepted the 
pastorate of the Hedding Street M. E. Church, Rochester, N. Y. 

'77. Adelbert Cronise has been elected President of the Rochester Acad- 
emy of Science, of which he has served as Vice-President since 1883. 

'77. Edward B. Angell, M. D., recently read a paper on Epidemics, 
before the Rochester Academy of Natural Sciences. 

'78. David Hays, a lawyer of Rochester, N. Y., has been appointed one 
of the civil service examiners. 

'81. Erastus F. Loucks has accepted the Principalship of the Barkeyville 
Academy, situated at Barkeyville, Pa., where he has been a professor for 
several years. 

*8i. John A. Barhite has entered into partnership with George R. Reed, 
and opened a law office at 84 Powers Block, Rochester, N. Y. 

*82. George A. Gillette has recently been admitted to the bar at Santa 
Rosa, Cal. He has been teaching the languages for some time in a young 
|adies' seminary. 


- '83. Frank W. Footc, Principal of the Cawnpore Memorial School, 
CTawnpore, India, writes that the year which he has just finished has been 
a very successful one. Seventy-eight pupils have been under his care, and 
several young men now in the British government schools have applied for 
admission. Many of those under his care are preparing for Calcutta Uni- 

'84. Alexander Watt, of the Theological Seminary, has been elected 
chaplain of the Clan McPherson Scottish Society of Rochester. 

'84. Charles F. Pratt is traveling for the Sherwin-Williams Co., Cleve- 
land, Ohio. 


Died, at his home in Guilford, Vt., February 2, 1885, Gen. John W. 
Phelps, an honorary member of the Middlebury Chapter. He was born in 
18 13 and graduated from West Point. In 1836 he was appointed Brevet and 
Lieut, of Artillery, and Captain in 1850. He served in the Florida war, Mexi- 
can war and the civil war. In the latter he was elected Colonel of the First 
Vermont Volunteers, May 2, 1861 ; two weeks later made Brigadier Gen- 
eral of U. S. Volunteers. He was with General Butler in the Department 
of the Gulf, and while stationed at Ship Island he issued his famous eman- 
cipation proclamation to the negroes, for which he was proclaimed an out- 
law by the Confederate Government. His proclamation was also unfavor- 
ably received by the War Department, which led to his resignation in 1862. 
After his resignation. General Phelps resided in Brattleboro until a few 
months ago, when he moved to Guilford. He was the anti-Masonic candi- 
date for President in 1880. He has long been a contributor to The Century 
and other magazines and newspapers, and for some time was president of 
the State Teachers' Association. A widow and a young child survive him. 

'65. The Rev. EvartsB. Kent, of Atlanta, Ga., has been called to New 
Haven, Vt. , by the sickness of his father. Bro. Kent called on some of the 
Middlebury boys while in this vicinity. 

'77. Harry P. Stimson is President of the Equitable Mortgage Company 
of Kansas City, Mo. 

'83. Jesse B. Felt is now located at Springfield, Mass., as Y. M. C. A. 
secretary. He has been holding a like position at Clifton Springs, N. Y. 

'84. Elmer E. Cowles is Principal of the Academy at Charlotte, Vt. 

'84. Elmer P. Miller is studying law at Saranac Lake, N. Y. 


*66. The Rev. George O. King has accepted a call to the Logan Street 
Chapel, Cleveland, Ohio. 

'69. The Rev. Arthur J. Hovey, of Stoneham, Mass., has received a call 
from the Baptist Church at Antrim, N. H. 

'70. Prof. Elisha B. Andrews, of Brown University, delivered an address 
before the recent meeting of the Rhode Island Institute of Instruction, held 
in Providence, on " Greek Philosophy and High Education.'' 


*72. William V. Kellen, Esq., of Boston, read a paper on the ** Evolution 
of the Property Rights of Women," at Blackstone Hall, Providence, Feb- 
ruary 5 th. 

'74. The Rev. O. P. Gifford, of Boston, Mass., preached in the Marcy 
Avenue Baptist Church, of Brooklyn, N. Y., recently. 

*76. Dr. Henry A. Whitmarsh, of East Providence, R. L, is abroad 
studying medicine. 

'78. Walter G. Webster has gone to Europe for his health. William 
Shields Liscomb, '72, has taken his place for a year in the classical depart- 
ment of the Providence High School. Brother Liscomb is a frequent con- 
tributor to the Atlantic Monthly, The last October number contained a 
classical article by him on ** The Migrations of the Gods," and the Feb- 
ruary number **The Quest for the Grail of Ancient Art." 

'78. Charles E. Bennett, lately returned from studying in Germany, has 
been appointed to a professorship in the institution at Lincoln, Neb. 

'85. Norman L. Richmond has left college and gone to Chicago to take 
charge of the branch office of a Providence jewelry firm. His address is 
No. 104 State Street, Chicago, 111. 


'50. The Rev. John H. Beardslee, D. D., is meeting with much success 
in his new field of labor, West Troy, N. Y. He finds the East a congenial 
home after his twenty years of constant and pleasant service at Constantine, 

'59. William H. Bartles, M. D., who was for thirteen years assistant 
physician in the Pennsylvania Hospital for the Insane at Philadelphia, is at 
present resting at Flemington, N. J., and expects to enter upon the private 
practice of his profession at Williamsport, Penn., next spring. 

'61. The Rev. G. De Witt Bodine, who died in 1880, left a son who is 
now a student at Cornell University. 

*6i. The Rev. James Wyckoff is now located at Pine Plains, N. Y. We 
trust that he and M. L. Bruce, '84, have long since formed an Alumni 

'63 . William H. Kling, the only Rutgers man whose address was not 
verified in the Quinquennial, is said to be located at North Attleboro, 

'64. Prof. Jared Hasbrouck is at the head of a flourishing preparatory 
school at Bound Brook, N. J. He has two sons in the Rutgers Class of '88. 
Many of his old pupils and graduates are taking a good stand in their 

'65. The Rev. Thomas L. Gulick was appointed Missionary of the A. B. 
C. F. M. to Saragossa, Spain, in 1872, and resigned in 1883. He is now a 
Congregational clergyman, located at Chicago, 111. 

*7i. Winfield S. Lasher, C. E., is Assistant Engineer, Department of 
Docks, New York city. Previously he was connected with the New York 
State canals for four years. 



'74. John P. Clum has left Washington, D. C, and returned to Arizona. 
His complete P. O. address has not yet been ascertained. It is rumored 
that he will resume the editorship of the Tombstone (Ariz.) Epitaph^ which 
lie published during i88o-'82, at the same time being Postmaster and 

'75. James G. Sutphen is meeting with rare success in his preparatory 
school at Somerville, N. J. He has several ** boys" in Rutgers, and one 
of them took the first entrance examination prize last fall. 

'76. Spencer C. Devan, M. D., is connected with the United States 
Marine Hospital Service at Port Townsend, Washington Territory. 

'76. La Rue Vredenburgh, Jr., is now a lawyer at Somerville, N. J. 

'77. Henry Veghte is Principal of the Public and High Schools of 
Berkeley, Cal. 

'78. The Rev. William H. Scudder has gone ** to the assistant pastor- 
ship of one of the largest churches in Chicago. " He likes the change, 
maintains his old interest in Delta U., and hopes to send a brother to Rut- 
gers next fall. His address is 3030 Michigan Avenue, Chicago, 111. 

'80. Bevier H. Sleght (no longer Sleight), M. D., is now engaged in 
private practice at No. 8 South Street, Newark, N. J. 

'84. Charles E. Pattison has completed his Post Graduate course in elec- 
tricity at Rutgers, having passed a thorough and exceptionally good examina- 

'85. Benjamin C. Bakewell made a short visit in New Brunswick on his 
way to the Convention. 

*86. David J. Kilpatrick is with Messrs. Harper Bros., N. Y. city. 


'70. The Rev. William T. C. Hanna is secretary of the State Pastors 

•72. The Rev. George T. Dowling has received a call from the Marcy 
Avenue Baptist Church, of Brooklyn, N. Y. 

'78. The Rev. Smith T. Ford, whose pastorate at Waverly, N. Y., was 
so largely successful, has accepted a call to a church in Albany, N. Y. 

'79. The Rev. William W. Pratt, formerly of Minneapolis, Minn., has 
accepted a call to the Cohansy Church, Roadstown, N. J. 

'79. WiUard D. Richardson is teaching at Minneapolis, Minn. 

'80. Joel W. Hendrick is principal of the graded school, Greene, N. Y. 

'80. Professor George B. Tumbul, instructor in English studies and Latin 
in Colgate Academy, is gaining an enviable reputation as a most successful 

'82. Willis G. Babcock, who graduated from the Syracuse University 
Medical College last June, and whose marriage took place November 6th, 
enters his profession with bright prospects for success. 


*82. The Rev. John W. Phillips has moved from Scipio to East Aurc^ra. 
N. Y. ^ 

'83. The Rev. Albert B. Coats is enjoying a successful pastorate at ElajecB. 
N. Y. 

'83. Professor Elmer H. Loomis, of the chair of Natural Science in Co/- 
gate Academy, is supplying a need long felt in that institution. This de- 
partment, under his thorough management, adds largely to the interest and 
real value of a course of study in the academy. 

'84. Samuel C. Johnson is Greek Professor in the Susquehanna Collegiat^ 
Institute, Towanda, Pa. Professor Johnson is an inspiring instructor, an< 
his hard, earnest work guarantees further success. 

*86. Frederick C. Graves is teaching and pursuing a course of medicin* 
at Ridgefield, Conn. 


'67. The Rev. D. B. Jutten has resigned the pastorate of his church in 
New York city, and accepted a call to the South Baptist Church of South 
Boston, Mass. 

'71. The Rev. Theodore F. Burnham preached the sermon in the Uni- 
versity Chapel on the day of prayer for colleges. 

'73. Hans Stevenson Beattie is Deputy County Clerk of New York county, 
and a well-known member of the New York County Democracy. 

'73. William M. HofT, Jr., is teaching in the Columbia Grammar School, 
New York city. 

'74. Martin J. Browne is assistant enginner in the sewer department of 
the New York Department of Public Works. 

'78. Albert W. Ferris, M. D., has left the staff of the Kings County 
Hospital, Flatbush, N. Y., and will soon hang up his "shingle "in New 

York city. 

'78. Samuel L. Cooper is assistant engineer in the sewer department of 
the New York Public Works, at a salary of $3,000. 

»8i. Harry H. Dawson has recently formed a law partnership in Newark, 
N. J. 

*8i. Horace G. Underwood, a well-known member of the chapter, sailed 
from San Francisco for Corea in December, via Japan. From a letter re- 
cently received from him his safe arrival in Tokio is noted. He will leave 
there March 26th for Corea. His address there will be care of the Ameri- 
can Legation, Seoul, Corea. Brother Underwood has the best wishes of 
his many friends. 

'82. Robert Eugene Mclntyre died in September last. 

'84. Frederick M. Crossett has suffered a severe affliction in the death of 
his mother, who died suddenly on February 23d of paralysis of the heart. 


*7i. The Hon. T. B. Comstock published an article on ** The Yellowstone 
Park as a Bison Preserve," in the February number of Science, 



'72. David Starr Jordan commenced his duties on January ist as president 
of the Indiana State University, to which position he was unanimously 
elected. Prof. Jordan graduated with honors at Cornell, and then began a 
course of scientific study under Agassiz at the Penikeese School of Science. 
His special work has been Ichthyology, in which subject he is an acknowl- 
edged authority. He was at one time Professor of the Natural Sciences in 
Butler University, and since 1878 has held a similar position in the Indiana 
State University. He has the degree of M. S., M. D., and Ph. D. 

*72. Albert Osborn is a member of the Genesee Conference of the M. E. 
Church, and is now preaching at Colden, N. Y. 

'73. George E. Patrick, manager and superintendent of the Organ 
Mining and Smelting Company, of Organ, N. M., has been taking special 
work in the chemical department of Cornell for some months past. 

*74. John C. Branner lectured before the Electrical Engineers and Me- 
chanic Art students January 28th, and then conducted them to Scranton, 
Pa., to visit the coal mines, iron works, and other matters of interest. Mr. 
Branner has recently published articles in the American Naturalist and 

'74. J. Henry Comstock, Professor of Entomology at Cornell, has ob- 
tained permission from the trustees to take his vacation during the winter 
instead of summer, and is now spending it at Otto, N. Y. 

*74. William A. Kellerman, Ph. D., Professor in the State Agricultural 
College, Manhattan, Kansas, is editor of the Journal of Mycology. 

'75. Dr. E. R. Copeland has built up an extensive practice in Milwaukee. 
While in college he broke the record for the mile run, and was the winner 
of the mile run in the athletic games at Saratoga in 1874. 

'75. E. L. Nichols, Professor of Physics and Chemistry at Kansas Uni- 
versity, has published an article on '* The Spectro Photometric Study of 
Pigments," in the November number of the American Journal of Science, ^^ 
which was read at the Philadelphia meeting of the American Association 
for the Advancement of Science. 

'75. P. H. Perkins, formerly instructor at Cornell, is now a member of 
the firm of Buell & Perkins, attorneys at law. State Bank building, Madi- 
son, Wis. 

'77. Prof. S. H. Gage, during the vacation, attended the annual meeting 
of the Society of Naturalists of the Eastern U. S. Profs. Wilder and 
Dudley are also members of this society. 

'77. Leland O. Howard is assistant U. S. Entomologist at Washington, 
D. C. His report of the Delta Upsilon Alumni Association in that city is 
most encouraging to the establishment of similar organizations in most of 
our large cities in the East. 

'80. William Trelease is Professor of Botany at Wisconsin State Uni- 
versity. He received the degree of Doctor of Science from Harvard at the 
last commencement. 

'82. Armin E. Brunn has received the degree of Veterinary Surgeon 
from the American College of Veterinary Science in New York City. 

'83. Robert G. Scherer was married at Albany, N. Y., on November 26, 
1884, to Miss Anna L. Story. 




*79. At a recent meeting of the Engineering Society, a paper prepared 
by Prof. John B. Johnson was read. 

'8 1. George N. Carman presented a paper on elective studies in the high 
school at the recent State Teachers' Association at Lansing, Mich. 

'8 1. David Felmley is principal of the high school at Carrollton, 111. 

'83. F. L. Osbom is now preaching at Fairfield, Mich. 

'83. Job Tuthill was married last November to Miss Florence B. Craig, 
of Kalamazoo, Mich. 

'84. Harry W. Hawley is connected with a paper at Minneapolis, Wis. 

'84. Eugene Byrnes has stopped teaching, and is now Assistant Examiner 
in the Patent Office, Washington, D. C. 

'87. William F. Hathaway is clerking in a bookstore at Lebanon, Ohio. 

'87. Joseph M. Kramer is clerking in his father's store at La Porte, Ind. 


NIAL CATALOGUE. Boston: RockwcU 
& Churchill, 1884. ^vo. pp. 747. 

Our first query on seeing the cat- 
alogue was. Why is the cover blue 
and gold ? The query rose to our 
mind not because we did not know 
that blu e and gold were ou r F ratern ity 
colors, but because a book cover seem- 
ed a strange place to display them. 
We must not feel compelled to paint 
our chapter houses blue and gold 
because they are inhabited by Delta 
U's. Nor must all of our publica- 
tions be bound in blue and gold be- 
cause they speak of Delta Upsilon. 
Still the shade selected in this par- 
ticular is very fitting for a volume 
that is to be much handled, and 
without doubt will wear well to the 

As we opened the book at random, 
the pages which our eyes first met 
contained no lists of names. Further 
search shows us that the book was 
not simply a catalogue, as the name 
implies, but that it is a history and a 
directory as well. Then we bethought 
ourselves of the occasion of its ap- 

pearance — the semi-centennial an- 
niversary of the Fraternity — ^and we 
saw at once that the design of the 
work was to present to the members 
a memorial volume that should tell 
all about the first half-century of the 
Fraternity's existence. The book 
must be looked at in its three-fold 
aspect, and not merely as a catalogue. 
A less veracious book might have 
been made to appear more attract- 
ive. The book is honest — through 
and through. The preface says: 
" We have tried to hide nothing of 
our history. In the spirit of impar- 
tiality and truth we have attempted 
to edit these pages.'* The more the 
work is studied the more does this 
quality appear. Let us instance a 
few illustrations. In the article on 
" Early Conventions," much is in- 
serted that could have been omitted 
without being a positive defect. Yet 
such omissions would not have left 
the Convention records complete, 
and so they appear in full — disputes, 
dissatisfactions, and what many would 
consider "family secrets" — all in 
plain type. The progress of the 



Fraternity is presented inside out to 
the readers. It is like a man's biog- 
raphy composed of all the letters 
that he ever wrote. Few men would 
allow such biographies of themselves 
to be published, at least while they 
were alive. But the editors of this 
book before us have printed every- 
thing, and the Fraternity still lives. 
The connection of the Delta Psi 
Society of Vermont University with 
an early history is spoken of openly 
and frankly. Dead chapters are 
not concealed nor the causes that 
made them die. The historian of 
the Manhattan Chapter, in relating 
the cause of its dissolution, says : 
** The members of the chapter saw 
the desirable men going into the 
other fraternities, while they stood 
meekly by, without making the least 
endeavor to change the course mat- 
ters were taking." Nothing could 
be more outspoken than this, and it 
is better thus to do than to conceal 
it, we think. One mention further 
and we leave this subject of the 
book's veracity. Honorary members, 
we notice, are placed apart from 
other members, and are distinctly 
labeled. No effort is made to insert 
them among other names so that 
they shall be the more unnoticed. 

The steel-plates are not great ad- 
ditions to the work. We do not 
deny that in themselves they are 
good. Yet such a book does not 
need illustrations to set it off, nor 
does one quite expect to find pictures 
in a publication like this. The sym- 
bolical Fraternity plate, the frontis- 
piece, would look good to us almost 
anywhere else. It does not add in 
meaning to the book. On first 
turning to it, we had the same feel- 
ing that has come over us when we 
have opened a dignified looking vol- 
ume of Shakespeare and on the first 
page we chance to see an engraving 
of ** Miss So-and-So, as she appeared 
in the part of Lady Macbeth," or 
when in a staid family Bible we are 

glared at by rampant angels who are 
supposed to be keeping Adam and 
Eve out of a very dismal looking 
Paradise. It detracts from the dig- 
nity of the volume. 

To come to the body of the work 
— the names and biographical dates 
— we first notice that facts are not 
always stated in a masterly way nor 
in masterly language. This is more 
prevalent in the lists of some chap- 
ters than in others. As a rule, the 
biographical data are too meager. 
Especially is this so in the cases of 
some prominent members who are 
deserving of having much more said 
about them. From what we have 
been able to learn, we should judge 
that the items are far more accurate 
than is usual in books of this sort. 
Typographical errors are certainly 
very few. The geographical index 
is an excellent idea, and considering 
the time and pains it must have 
taken in its preparation it is won- 
derfully accurate. We have been 
able to find, however, some names 
omitted, but they are few. This is 
also the case in the alphabetic index; 
some names are omitted. 

As a whole, the work far surpasses 
our anticipations. How so much has 
been gotten together from over the 
scattered archives of the Fraternity 
is a cause of wonder to any one who 
knows what confusion reigned among 
the records and how many undis- 
covered links there were in the Fra- 
ternity history, before this book ap- 
peared. The editor, and those who 
have helped him, merit the heartiest 
thanks of the Fraternity. ** The 
Quinquennial " is the latest and lar- 
gest college fraternity catalogue 
that has been published in this coun- 
try. We are modest in things touch- 
ing on our Society, else we would 
say — what, indeed, we think — that 
it is the best. 


At the Convention held with the 



Michigan Chapter in the autumn of 
'82, a committee of three chapters 
was appointed to act as a finance and 
executive committee in the prepara- 
tion of the Sem i-centennialCatalogue. 
Amherst, Brown, and Union were 
appointed. William Sheafe Chase, 
on recommendation of the Brown 
delegates and otherSf was chosen ed- 

Some time after the Convention, 
but before active work had begun, 
Union expressed a wish that some 
other chapter should be put on the 
committee in her place. Accord- 
ingly, by consent of all parties con- 
cerned, Hamilton was substituted. 
Amherst chose D. B. Howland to 
represent her on the committee ; 
Brown chose A. W. Anthony, '83; 
and Hamilton chose J. A. Adair, '84. 
During the winter of '82 and '83, 
each chapter appointed an editor to 
assist Mr. Chase. Work began at 
once. Circulars containing blanks 
to be filled were sent to all alumni 
by the chapter editors. 

The amount of corresponding to 
be done was prodigious. Very little 
care had been taken by most of our 
chapters to keep accurately the ad- 
dresses of alumni. We doubt whether 
any catalogue compilers ever had a 
more difficult task than did the 
editors to hunt down the addresses 
of our alumni, scattered as they were 
in every State in this country, and 
some wandering off, all unbeknown 
to any one, to Europe or Asia. When 
summer came, only a small part of 
the alumni had been heard from. 
Repeated letters were necessary to 
some men in order to elicit a reply. 
Catalogues of all sorts, postmasters, 
relatives, class-secretaries were all 
brought into use. Each chapter 
bore the expense of correspondence 
to find addresses and data of its own 
alumni, and we have reckoned that 
if this had been added to the selling 
price of the book the price of the 

book would be a deal more than it 
is now. This may be a source of 
congratulation to the alumni, who 
were not taxed, and who have bought 

In the fall of '83 a change was 
made in the committee. Mr. How- 
land, then being a graduate and no> 
longer resident in Amherst, finding' 
his time too occupied to give requisiter 
j attention to the work, asked to be 
relieved from the committee. E. M. 
Bassett, '84, was appointed by th^ 
chapter in his stead. It seems to us 
that it would be very proper here to 
speak of the good work that Mr. How- 
land did while a member of the com- 
mittee. Informed concerning our 
alumni as few of our Fraternity at 
at that time were, and fertile in plans 
for acquiring records and informa- 
tion, he was an important factor in 
giving the catalogue a right start 
and a right tendency It is not 
much wonder that Mr. Howland 
thought he would not be able to 
take time from his business to do his 
part — for his part happened to be 
the preparation of the Williams 
alumni data, a task large enough to 
keep a man busy for a year and allow 
him time for nothing else. Luckily 
for the welfare of the catalogue, that 
very month saw the Wilhams Chap- 
ter re-established, C. M. Clark and 
his assistants took hold of the task 
with vim, and though they were 
heavily handicapped were not the 
last to send their matter to Mr. Chase. 
The task of putting into shape 
the material sent in from the differ- 
ent chapters, and of procuring 
necessary information that had been 
omitted, required no sUght degree of 
patience and perseverance. It is a 
wonder, under the circumstances, and 
considering that the making of the 
book was a task far more elaborate 
that at first was anticipated, that the 
book was completed at the time 
fixed upon several years before. 



-^OM E HERETICS OF YESTERDAY. By S. E. Herrick, D.D., Amhent, '59, xamo. pp. 320, 
Boston : Houghton, Mifflin & Ca, 1885. 

The author's *' heretics" are some of those ejp^inent leaders of religious thought 
whom, because of their protest against prevailmg corruption, a degenerate church 
placed under its ban and visited with its most extreme censures. The altogether 
Donorable list begins with John Tauler, the Mystic, in the fourteenth, and ends with 
John Wesley, in the eighteenth century. The writer has attempted no original re- 
search, and lays no daim to having thrown new light upon the subject of his 
sketches. He has striven, rather, to popularize the results of the investigation of 
others, and to replace the dim and misty impressions current among the most in- 
tdligent men ana women of our dav by vivid and life-like pictures of some of the 
most noteworthy events of our modern civilization and the grand actors that figured 
to them. Composed originally as a series of Sunday evening lectures for deliverv in 
the chorch of which the autnor is the esteemed pastor, these papers owe tneir 
pablication to the strenuous entreaty of those who heard them. 

Nor has Dr. Herrick erred in yielding to the solicitation of his people. His 
chapters are eminently readable, his style terse, clear, and judiciously enlivened by 
appropriate imagery. And, as the form is attractive, the substance is sound and 
asefaL The author, though a firm believer in the excellence of the reformatory 
moyement of the sixteenth century, is not blind to its short-comings, nor so illiberal 
as to deny the possibility of future progress. 

WORDS, THEIR USE AND ABUSE. By Wtlliam Matthews, LL. D., Chicago : S. C. Gngg% & 
Co., 1884. 

This is a book that every student should read and know. It is already familiar 

to many ; but even to such this new and enlarged edition will prove most attractive. 

The importance of the study of English in a collegiate course is too often under- 

mted. The vocabulary that a man uses in his every-day speech tells his culture as 

almost nothing else can. Knowledge of Greek, Latin, French, or German, cannot 

•compare in importance with a knowledge of English. Many a college graduate will 

instantly detect a barbarism in Greek, but will allow his English to be marred by 

improper and monstrous words and idioms. His attention has been directed to the 

liormer not to the latter case. Mr. Matthew's book calls attention to English. It 

is instmctive and withal most interesting. 

034L fully ilhistrated, doth $3.25. In English or German. New cheap edition, $1.50. Murray 
Hill PubluJung Company 129 East aSth St., New York, N. Y. 

Dr. Foote is the well known author of " Medical Common Sense," " Science in 
Story,*' and various publications on the physical improvement of humanity, physi- 
logical marriage, defective vision, &c. This is " a medical work reviewing first causes 
as well as facts and ultimate effects, written in language strictly mundane and com- 
prehensible alike to the lowly inmate of a basement and the exquisite student of an 
attic studio.'* 

THE BUNTLING BALL A Graeco-Araerican play, illustrated by C. D. Weldon. Funk & Wag- 
nalla. New York and London, pp. 154, cloth $1.50. 

The great question which at present is agitating New York society, and even ex- 
tending to the classical shades of Boston, is Who wrote the Buntling Ball? It is a 
deliehnul satire on New York society. Oliver Wendell Holmes says : 

"I began reading 'The Buntline Ball,* meaning to take but a taste of it, and 
never stopped until I had finished it. It is ingenious, witty, fluent, and wholesome. 
I should liKe to know who the author is.'* 

The American Collen " Song Book.'* A collectbn of the songs of fifty representative Americaa 
OfiTor Ditson « Ca, New York and Boston pp. 956 ; cloth $9.00. 

There is one remarkable feature about this collection of songs : they are for the 
most part written by college men, and consequently have a charm about them which 


does not exist in many of the so-called college song books written larsely hj persons 
who never pursned a college coarse. The songs have originality, and many of them 
are entirely new, beine the prodoctions of '83 and *S4 men. We are pleased to see 
the names of many Delta U. men in the book. G. C. Gow, Brown, '04, contributed 
words and mnsic to four songs. 

The new edition of ** Students' Songs,*' comprising the thirty-first thousand^ has 
just been published by Moses King, ofCambridWe, Mass. This collection comprises 
over sixty of the jolly songs as now sang at all leading colleges in America. It has 
the full music for all the songs, and airs compiled by Wm. H. Hills (Harvard, 1880). 
The price is only fifty cents. 

THE DELTA UPSILON GALOP. By J. S. Knight, Oliirer, Dhson & Co., Boston. Mass. 

Of course it would not do to write a galop dedicated to such a grave and dignified 
body as the Delta Upsilon Fraternity in a very frivolous strain. The first and sec- 
ond movements of this piece are quite attractive ; but the trio impresses one as 
being too pathetic in tone for a galop. The third is rather hesitating, and not likely 
to inspire one with a desire to dance ; but, on the whole, this production merits 
attention from the chapters blessed with pianos. 



Mr. Brooks Adams contributes another historical article to this number, "The 
Consolidation of the Colonies." Shakespeareans will be pleased to read what 
Henry A. Clapp has to say about "Time in Shakespeare's Comedies." Oliver 
Wendell Holmes begins his story, "The New Portfolio," and introduces to his 
readers a verv athletic and comely heroine. A lake with a female seminary at one 
end and a college at the other, figures largely in the opening chapters. 

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In Lippincott's Magazine for March, ** Letters from Sonora," by John Heard, 
Jr., ^ve a vivid and realistic picture of the semi- barbarous condition of the northern, 
provmces of Mexico. "The Balia," by Marie L. Thompson, is a lively sketch in 
which the position of the wet-nurse in modern Italian families serves to illustrate 
some of the scenes in " Romeo and Juliet. " The New Orleans Exposition forms 
the subject of a paper by Edward C. Bruce. John P. Peters gives an interesting 
account of " Babylonian Exploration," and T. F. Crane summarizes a recently pub- 
lished collection of "Sicilian Proverbs." " The Cosmopolitan," by Helen Gray 
Cone, is a good-natured parody of Henry James, and "Tina's Holin'" and "The 
Devil's Own Luck" are fresh and pleasantly- written stories. The third instalment 
of "On this Side" is as graphic and entertaining as the former numbers, and Miss 
Tincker's "Aurora" enters on a new phase while moving toward the denouement. 
The editorial departments are as usual well filled. 

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The March number of Harper's Magazine contains the third instalment of Miss 
Woolson's new story, " East Angels." 

The fronticepiece is a sonnet by Wordsworth, set in a beautiful full-page illus- 
tration of Alfred Parsons. 

The illustrated articles are "The House of Orange," by Professor W. T. Hewett; 
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Thome Miller, the illustrations of which are from drawings by William Hamilton 


The incoming of a new and Democratic administration gives special significance 
to a paper by the Hon. John Bigelow on Jefferson's Financial Diary — an aatograph 


MS. volume which has recently found its way into the library of the Hon. Samnel 
J. Tilden. This volame contains a full account of Jefferson's expenditures from 
1 791 to 1803 — ^including, therefore, three years of his iirst Presidential term. 
. One of the most interesting papers is Dr. A. L. Ranney's, on the human brain, 
embracing the important results of recent investigation concerning the localization 
of cerebral functions. 

Mary E. Wilkins's short story, *' A Souvenir," is a marvellous bit of realism. 



'85. George Washington Yates, '87. Archie Freeman McAllis- 
Jr., Saratoga Springs, N. Y. ter, Gouvemeur, N. Y. 

'86. William Mather Marvin, '88. Herbert Marsena Allen, 

Boston, Mass. Harpoot, Turkey. 

'87. William Robert Brough- '88. William Wirt Newell, 

TON, Bloomfield, N. J. Binghamton, N. Y. 

'87. William Goodyear, '88. Augustus Walker Buck, 

Wellesley Hills, Mass. Fall River, Mass. 

'87. Rush Wilmot Kimball, '88. Ellis John Thomas, 

WoodsviUe, N. H. Utica, N. Y. 

'88. Henry Daniel Wild, 

Charlotte, Vt. 


'88. James Edward Brennan, '88. Wlliam Logan Kenneday, 

Albany, N. Y. Johnstown, N. Y. 


'88. John Edward Everett, '88. Carl Woodsworth Scovel, 

Remsen, N. Y. Clinton, N. Y. 

'88. Warren D More, '88. William Harder Squires, 

Parish, N. Y. Churchville, N. Y. 

'88. Fred Beyerle Waite, 

Adams, N. Y. 


'88. Herman Vandenburg Ames, '88. William Bradbury Noyes, 

Howard, R. I. Montclair, N. J. 

'88. Walter Ellingwood Bun- '88. Wilson Hamilton Ferine, 

ter, Rondout, N. Y. Dansvillc, N. Y. 

'88. James Lee Doolittle, '88. Albert Duff Tillery, 

Ballston, N. Y. Gower, Mo. 

'88. Edwin Putnam Gleason, '88. Elbridge Cutler Whiting, 

Norfolk, Conn. Holliston, Mass. 



*88. James Dennison Corwin, '88. George Theophilus Sny- 

Clevelandy Ohio. DER, Cleveland, Ohio* 


'87. Horace Davenport Dow, *88. John Abisha Shaw, 

Waterville, Me. Portland, Me. 

'88. Addison Benjamin Lorimer, '88. John Freeman Tilton, 

Beebe Plain, P. Q. Sidney, Me« 


' ER Robert Better- '88. Alden Jesse Merrell, 

IDGE, Brockport, N. Y. Macedon, N. Y. 

'88. Samuel Max Brickner, '88. Hiram Pratt Riddell, 

Rochester, N. Y. Canisteo, N. Y, 

'88. Walter Hays, '88. William Craig Wilcox, 

Rochester, N. Y. Batavia, N. Y. 


'88. William Buxton Clift, '88. Bernard Marsh Cooledge, 

Middletown, Vt. Ludlow, Vt. 

'88. Burton Julius Hazen, 

Barton, Vt. 


'88. RUFUS Nutting Chamber- '88. William Bishop Tomkins, 

lain, Washington, N. Y. Brick Church, N. J. 

'88. WiLLARD Avery Heacock, '88. Oscar M Voorhees, 

Gloversville, N. Y. Bedminster, N. J. 

'88. George Perry Morris, '88. Ferdinand Schenck Wil- 

Montclair, N. J. SON, Millstone, N. J. 

'88. Sherman Grant Pitt, '88. Cornelius Enwick Wyc- 

Crary's Mills, N. Y. KOFF, Hurley, N. Y. 

'88. Charles Sterling Wyckoff, 

Woodhaven, N. Y. 


'87. Wayland Johnson Chase, '88. Charles Edward Dennis, 

Exeter, N. H. Providence, R. L 

'87. William Nelson Chase, '88. John Powell Hunter, 

Exeter, N. H. Lewistown, Pcnn. 

'87. Frank Sigel Dietrich, '88. William Millard Lippitt, 

Ottawa, Kans. Providence, R. I* 



*88. Herman Vandenburg Ames, '88. Henry Winn Pinkham, 

Howard, R. L Thompson, Conn. 

'88. William Franklin Arring- '88. Calvin Everett West. 

TON, s Salem, Mass. Suffield, Conn. 


'87. Oscar Reed McKay, 

Des Moines, Iowa. 
'88. Frank Clarison Barrett, 

East Randolph, N. Y. 
'88. George William Douglass, 

Oneonta, N. Y. 
'88. Irvino Alonzo Douglas, 

Oneonta, N. Y. 
'88. Clayton Grinnell, 

Broadalbin, N. Y. 

'88. George Benedict Lawson, 

Boston, Mass* 
'88. William Luther Maynard, 

Hamilton, N. Y. 
'88. Philip Clare Payne, 

Hamilton, N. Y. 
'88. Fenton Craig Rowell, 

Rock City Falls, N. Y. 
'88. William Henry Wiltse, 

Hamilton, N. Y. 


'87. Harry Seymour Andrew, '87. Charles Herbert Church, 

New York, N. Y. Passaic, N. J. 

'87. Arthur Herbert Cameron, '87. William Hurd Hill, 

New York, N. Y. Passaic, N. J. 


85. Henry Collier Olmsted, '88. John Wilson Battin, 

Binghamton, N. Y. Albany, N. Y. 

'86. Charles Henry Hull, '88. Jacob Charles Edward 

Ithaca, N. Y. Scott, Albany, N. Y. 

'88. Edward Bradford Barnes, *88. George Judd Tansey, 

Coming, N. Y. St. Louis, Mo. 


'88. William Barnes Addy, '88. Addison Kingsbury, Jr., 

Marietta, Ohio. Marietta, Ohio. 

'88. Walter Granville Beach, '88. Benjamin Woods Labaree, 

Rainbow, Ohio. Oroomiah, Persia. 

'88. RoLLiN Wall Curtis, '88. Robert McEwen Labaree, 

Marietta, Ohio. Oroomiah, Persia. 

'88. Samuel Hildreth Putnam. 

Harmar, Ohio. 



*88. William Wallace Eaton, *88. Fredrick Carr Lyford, 

White Creek, N. Y. Fremont, N. H. 

'88. Edward Emory Hill, '88. Ancil Daniel Mills, 

Fulton, N. Y. East Elba, N. Y. 

'88. Milton Joseph Fletcher, *88. Lincoln Elliott Rowley, 

East Guilford, N. Y. Hyndsville, N. Y. 


'88. Elmer Elsworth Clark, '88. Paul Victor Perry, 

Hamilton, Mo. Ann Arbor, Mich. 

'88. Fred Converse Clark, '88. Philip Robert Whitman, 

Ann Arbor, Mich. Ann Arbor, Mich. 


'88. Frank Clark, '88. Charles Elijah Linebar- 

Lena, 111. GER, South Evanston, 111. 

'88. Charles Wesley Ferguson, '88. Oscar Middlekauff, 

Malta, 111. Rockford, IlL 

'88. Nathaniel Abraham Graves, '88. Frank Washington Powell, 

Wallace, 111. Table Grove, lU. 


'85. George William Rolfe, '86. William Fogg Osgood, 

Cambridgeport, Mass. Boston, Ma^ 

'86. Henry Morton Avars, '86. Joseph Newell Palmer. 

Cleveland, Ohio. Roxbury, Mass* 

'86. Eugene Howard Babbitt, '86. Percy Gardner Rolster, 

Bridgewatcr, Conn. Roxbury, Mass. 

•86. Arthur Kehew Day, '86. William Abbott Stone, 

Concord, N. H. Cambridge, Mass. 

'86. Chales Reed Fletcher, '87. Henry Blanchard Barber, 

Cambridge, Mass. Meadville, Pa. 

'86. Henry Edward Eraser, '87. Timothy Currier Craig, 

East Boston, Mass. Highland Falls, Me. 

*86. BiNNEY Gunnison, '87. Wilton Lincoln Currier, 

(Roxbury, Mass. Jamaica Plain, Mass. 

*86. Bertram Curtis Henry, '88. Joseph Henry Bowen, 

Brookline, Mass. Fall River, Mass. 

'86. George Edwin Howes, *88. Alan Cunningham, 

Boston, Mass. Smyrna, DeL 

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Delta Upsilon Quarterly 


Editor-in-Chief, ROSSITER JOHNSON, 

Rochester. '63. 

Alexander D. Noyes, 

Amherst, '83. 

George A. Minasian, 

New York, '85. 

Frederick M. Crossett, 

New York, '84. 

Edward M. Bassett, 

Amhent. '84. 


1834. Williams, 
l8j8. Union, 
1847. . Hamilton, 
1847. Amherst, 
1847. Adelbert, 
1852. Colby, 
1852. Rochester, 
1856. Middlebary, 
1858. Ratgers, 
i860. Brown, 
1865. Madison, 
1865. New York, 
1869. Cornell, 
1876. Marietta, 
1873. Syracase, 
1876. Michigan, 
1880. Northwestern, 
1880. Harvard, 

Arthur V. Taylor, 
Nelson M. Red field, 
James B. Parsons, 
Herbert G. Mank, 
John N. Weld, 
William H. Snvder, 
William E. Loucks, 
Henry L. Bailey, 
Peter Stillwell, 
Ferdinand C. French, 
Charles J. Butler, 
Joseph H. Bryan, 
Fred W. Hebard, 
Charles S. Mitchell, 
Frederick B. Price, 
Albert L. Arner, 
Frank Cook, 
Albert A. Gleason, 

Williamstown, Mass. 
Box 458, Schenectady, N. Y. 
Clinton, N. Y. 
Amherst, Mass. 
Box 312, East Geveland, Ohio. 
Waterville, Me. 
Box 387, Rochester, N. Y. 
Middlebury, Vt. 

Lock Box 261, New Brunswick,N.J. 
22 Brownell St., Providence, R. I. 
Lock Box 14, Hamilton, N. Y. 
757 Broadway, New Y'ork City. 
Lock Box 1650, Ithaca, N. Y. 
I^ox 133, Marietta, Ohio. 
615 Chestnut St., Syracuse, N. Y. 
Box 3 141, Ann Arbor, Mich. 
Ev.inston, 111. 
29 Stoughton, Cambridge, Mass. 

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 it^ms of interest to the Fraternity are 
solicited from alumni and undergraduates. 

The price of subscription is one dollar per volume. 

Copies of Volume II. (four numbers) may be had ; price $i.oo. 

All persons wishing to secure the business patronage of the PVaternity 
will find it to their advantage to send for our advertising rates. 

All communications should be addressed to the 
DELTA UPSILON QUARTERLY, 83 Cedar Street, New York. 

Business Manager, Frederick M. Crossett, 83 Cedar Street, NewYork. 

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The Delta Upsilon Fraternity, founded as the Sooal Prater- . 
NITY in Williams College in 1834. 

The List Annual Convention of the Fraternity will be held with the. 
Rochester Chapter, at Rochester, N. Y., in October, 1885. 

The officers are : — 

President Hon. Marcellus L. Stearns, Colby, '63. 

First Vice-President Prof. Elisha B. Andrews, Brown, '70. 

Second Vice-President Hon. Sereno E. Payne, Rochester, '64. 

Third Vice-President Charles H. Roberts, New York, *86. ' 

Secretary Edward T. Parsons, Rochester, '86. 

Treasurer Frederick J. Turnbul, Madison, *86. * 

Orator Rev. Orrin P. Gifford, Brown, '74. 

Alternate Hon. Elijah B. Sherman, Middlebary, '6a 

Poet Prof. William R. Dudley, Cornell, '74. 

Chapi^in Rev. Josiah Strong, D. D., West'n Reserve, '69. 

THE executive COUNCIL. 

Samuel B. Duryea, New York, '66 1885. 

Josiah A. Hyland, Hamilton, '75 1886.. 

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

Charles H. Roberts, New York. '86. J Undersraduates, \ '^5- 

Joseph H. Bryan, New York, '86. S * S 1885-. 

Secretary — Frederick M. Crossett, 83 Cedar Street, New York City. 


Comtnittee in charge. 

Edward M. Bassett, Amherst, '84. 

Robert J. Eidi.itz, Cornell, '85, 

Secretary— KoxilLKi J. EiDLiTZ, 123 East 72d Street, New York City. 

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

Edward M. Bassktt, Amherst, '84, 1 

Alfred W. Anthony, Brown, '83, \ Advisory Committee, 

J. Alexander Adair, Hamilton, '84, J 

Now ready for delivery. Price, in cloth, $3. 50 ; morocco, $6. 50. 
Orders should be sent to Edward M. Bassett, 96 Macon Street,. 
Brooklyn, N. Y. 

the delta upsilon SONG-BOOK. 

John C. Carman, Rochester, '84, 
Charles F. Sitterly, Syracuse, '83, 
Ezra S. Tipple, Syracuse, '84, 
Charles A. Fulton, Madison, '83, 
Albert J. Truesdell, Madison, '84, 

Now ready for delivery. Price, in cloth, $i.5a 

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

> Committee on Publication^ 

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Delta Upsilon Quarterly. 


Vol. III. 

MAY, 1885. 

No. 2. 


Delta Upsilon House, 

Williams College, Williamstown, Mass. 
Dear Brothers: 

Delta Upsilon at Williams is closing its second year in full vigor and 
with prospects of a brilliant future. Of course, we are constantly met 
by unexpected difficulties, such as are likely to happen to any new 
organization. But the ease with which we have surmounted them has, 
many a time, shown a strength of foundation and a reserve force that 
is surprising even to us. 

We started the present college year with twelve men. We now num- 
ber twenty, eight of whom room at the house. The new members are 
. all high standing men: one a senior has a commencement appointment; 
we have the first three men of the fi-eshman class. It was no easy task 
to get some of our recent initiates ; we had to work in the face of 
strong competition with other societies, who did their best to thwart 
us. It is true, that we have not always been successful ; but it has 
been clearly shown that Delta Upsilon at Williams is something more 
than a name. 

The reception of new members into our band is always the occasion 
of a long and merry gathering. The new comers are made to feel at 
home as soon as they join us ; and they soon show their interest by 
the active part they take in the advancement of our chapter. 

As yet, we have no regular programme for our meetings, except the 

business sessions. They are social, rather than literary, in character, 

I though there is no doubt that next year we shall mingle more profit 

with our pleasure. Our tardiness in having more definiteness in the 

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aims of our meetings is due to the fact that the business and distrac- 
tions, arising from our recently unsettled state, have absorbed most of 
our attention. 

It is surprising how slowly college news travels in the outside worid. 
We are constantly receiving letters from alumni expressing surprise to 
learn of our re-establishment. Most of them are very hearty in wishing 
us success, and many have given us substantial encouragement in the 
shape of subscriptions to aid us in making a promising beginning. We 
hope to meet many of them at the house, when comitiencement calls 
them back again to their old Alma Mater. 

During the present term many of the college ball teams will visit 
here. We hope that all members of Delta U. who come to this place 
on these occasions, will take advantage of the opportunity to meet us 
at the house. We trust that we shall see many of our brothers, and 
will do our best to give them an enjoyable time during their stay. 

With hearty wishes for the success of our sister chapters, and the 
prosperity of our Fraternity at large, 


Arthur V. Taylor, '86. 

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

We approach the end of a year of marked prosperity in college woik 
at Hamilton. Without doubt this may be largely attributed to some 
changes that have gradually taken place. 

True, these changes are not so sweeping but that chapel attendance 
is as yet compulsory, and Greek is required for admission, and to some 
extent throughout the course ; but the yielding of the old cast-iron 
courses to the system of elective studies have become of sufficiently 
long standing to place it beyond mere experiment, and to make it an 
established feature of our curriculum ; so that we now have some of 
the best advantages of such a course. This system, as practised at 
Hamilton, is wisely arranged in two respects ; it prescTibes the whole 
work for the early part of the course, when habits of study are formed, 
and enough throughout the course to preserve class distinction and 
spirit. The electives begin near the end of the sophomore year ; dur- 
ing the last two years, the field of electives is sufficiently broad to meet 
the wishes of the majority of the students. One great advantage, aris-' 

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ing from an elective system in a small college, is that the number apt 
to meet in any one section is so limited as to make the recitation hour 
one of individual benefit both in drill and inquiry. 

The recent change in our marking system is one thoroughly appre- 
ciated by the students; unquestionably it stimulates to punctuality and 
steady work. We are not rid of the system, but have what is probably 
its best feature ; the standing is announced annually instead of being 
deferred until the end of the four years' course. 

During the past year various improvements upon the college prop- 
erty have been completed. The remodeling of Knox Hall more than 
meets expectation. It would be difficult to recognize the old dilapi- 
' dated cabinet in the present attractive building. The interior has been 
most conveniently arranged for the large collection of specimens. The 
work of classification is being thoroughly done under the superintend- 
ence of Prof. Chester. With the completion of this work, Hamilton 
may take pride in the possession of one of the most attractive and ex- 
tensive of college cabinets. The new dormitories in Skinner Hall are 
models for comfort and convenience in student life. 

The concerts given by the glee club during the vacation were emi- 
nentiy successful; they give encouragement for extending the tour. 
As the season advances baseball occupies the general interest ; organi- 
zation, practise etc., are receiving attention preparatory to the Inter- 
collegiate games, which are awaited with interest. We are rapidly 
drawing to the time of appointments for prize speaking, closely follow- 
ing which the class of '85 take their final examinations, appointments 
and departure. 

During the past three years the college societies have been active in 
securing building lots ; considerable rivalry has been manifested. Now 
all are well located, and five of the seven societies have chapter houses. 

Delta Upsilon maintains that high record in the recitation-room, 
success in competitive work, good social standing and prominence in 
athletics and college amusements that have cliaracterized her among 
other Hamilton societies in the past. With all the societies her rela- 
tions and rivalries are pleasant. 

Our initiates of this year are all from '88 ; they are men of ability and 
social worth ; as '85 leaves our active membership, we must sustain 
the loss of men who are thorough and enthusiastic in society interests. 
One of our senior members, W. T. Ormiston has accepted a call to 
the chair of Natural History in Robert College, Constantinople. 

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Having made a specialty of natural science in his college coaise, 
brother Ormiston goes well prepared for the duties of his position. 

The literary work of our weekly meetings is such as may be of bene- 
fit to us in some departments of our college work; the value placed 
upK>n our society work in this relation cannot be too highly estimated. 

The Quinquennial is highly valued, we find it most convenient as 
a means of reference. The Quarterly is engaging an increased in- 
terest ; we appreciate and welcome the effort for its enlargement and 
improved appearance. 

The Semi-centennial Convention has done us all a great good, we 
could not all attend, much as would have been desired, but we had 
what was but second to being there, live, enthusiastic reports from 
delegates thoroughly awakened to the knowledge of what Delta Up- 
silon is, the work she is accomplishing, and the influence for good she 
is exerting. 


J. B. Parsons, *S6. 

Delta Upsilon Hall, 
Adelbert College, East Cleveland, Ohio. 
Dear Brothers: 

A delegate to the annual Convention is a favored mortal. To gain 
a true idea of the real meaning, the true greatness and nobility, of 
Delta U. and to come home full of the enthusiasm and loyalty which 
only delegates can know, is an experience to be treasured forever. 
Not all of us can be thus fortunate, but every one of us can do the 
next best thing — take and read the Quarterly. What a work this 
book is to do for Delta U ! More than anything else will it be a bond 
of union between us. To be privileged to know something of the life, 
the good fortune, the hopes of the boys all over our college world, is 
as good as a visit to all of you. How much more Delta Upsilon will 
be to us since we can exchange our ideas with ^^rry member: when we. 
can see what kind of men we are what we are doing for ourselves and 
for the Gold and Blue, and what the needs of the whole Brotherhood 
are. The Quarterly is to be the ruling power in the great days to 

Adelbert College has not yet come out of the transition period 
which began when the college was removed from Hudson. Our 
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shapes. The Literary Societies which have been a prominent feature 
of college life are dying. Our chapter for many years conducted lit- 
erary work, but the labor of maintaining two societies was always 
irksome. We did not wish to desert the old college societies which 
were doing a good work, and for which we had a feeling of loyalty 
-and love. We felt too, that the real purpose cf Delta U. was brother- 
hood, not mental improvement of which we were getting all we could 
comfortably stand, so we dropped our literary work , and for three years 
have had none of it. Now, we feel the great need of it in the college. 
While Delta U. is to be a family and a home, it is to be a family and 
.a home in which each one finds a duty besides the duty of brotherly 
help and fraternal affection. We feel the need of something to live 
for. Delta U. should not exist merely as a means of self-defense^ as 
■some other fraternities do, but as a means of good. That is our experi- 
ence after three years' trial. 

Our great difficulty in literary work was to make the exercises en- 
joyable to all, and to secure regular preparation and performance, with 
but little unpleasantness. Work in Delta Upsilon and in the societies 
was under such different conditions that the same machinery could not 
be used by both. There must be regularity and promptness in the 
performance of any work assigned or the whole thing is a failure, while 
the fraternal relations of the members make the imposition of penal- 
ties for failures a delicate matter. We do not wish to sacrifice the least 
degree of harmony for any amount of intellectual good we may gain. 
Since we are beginning anew these questions will stare us in the face. 
It will be a great help to us to learn what plans are followed by other 
chapters to secure exercises of a profitable and pleasurable kind, and 
"to prevent trouble concerning failures and penalties. 

Those of us who lived during the old days at Hudson find the new fra- 
ternity relations into which the change has brought us very pleasant. 
We are now in the midst of a wider fraternity circle. The city con- 
tains over thirty Delta U*s., who still take great interest in our welfare. 
Our Chapter House Association, organized by the alumni, shows that 
" the ties that bind " are not broken when college days are over ; and 
the liberal way in which subscriptions to the fund have been made is 
a hopeful sign of continued prosperity. The Resident Chapter is a 
live organization, and it also knows how to do a good thing, as those 
who attended the first annual banquet, at the Stillman House this 
spring, can testify. The supper on that occasion was served in tlie 


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ri'ifiri Vj ir'Ai'irr.-ly *rx*.^r.t:or.. "V\'herr '.he chapter? ir± chac^r 

yrther in a '-.rr.all area, the nsectiiit of Delia U*a s^is: be r«-r: 

in th<s Wt^.l we b'-arcelv S'.-e a r.rother orx* a vear. Ann Afy 

\j*:n. \ortriwe>.V:m ar.^ Maref^ are separated n'csi c±.erchzp-:cna2id 

Uorn *iU^ hTJAYi'ir. K't.i\\ r':<^.er;t!v we have rare-v beard of :be Fra- 

tern it V TZ^etA at Convention time. 

Th': Qi;ahkpi,v is doine £ood work in making us aware of xhc 
r':al -.tandin^r of Delta L'j.silon. :yjt the fre-'i^cn: intercourse between 
ri.cri of different '-h;i[/ters must he [/ica.sant and profitable. If Delta 
I 'Ms .'I ;;ood institution for a college, why not increase its xiUinence 
ar.d power? Wc cer'ainly do not want a chapter in every acadcmj, 
rioron f:%'ery hilUtop in the country, but what harm can come from a 
r:.':t-oiJs spreading out of fraternity boundaries over a limited area and 
in ',i/tot\ sr.hools ? Perhaps the last condition may seem ditncult to meet ; 
birt the r:urnber of good colleges east of the Mississippi and north 
of Mason and Dixon's is certainly greater than nineteen. We need 
not go to (^'ilifornia nor descent 1 to academies, but give us a few 
n'"w chaf>ters in judiciously chosen colleges, within a convenient terri- 
tory, and the result will be good for us and serve to strengthen Delta 
(-. :ind increase her ]jower. Of course, such extension would be good 
for tlic colleges chosen, but this would be an argument of doubtful 
vnhur. We are not a missionary society. We ask for a conservative, 
r.'iiitioiis extension. 

Future Conventi»)ns are to be so important that hasty work will be 
unprofit:ible. The ({uestions to be settled there should not be decided 
by those who have had no time to consider them except the two days 
( rowded with business and pleasure. Every matter should be thor- 
«)Ughly <lis<:ussed before the meeting of the Convention. To secure 
this, would it not be a good plan to elect delegates very early — say 
some months earlier than the meeting ? The chbices could then be 

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coramumcated to all the chapters, and the persons who have the right 
to decide could have time for an interchange of ideas. 

It is so pleasant to be remembered that we think the Quarterly 
would be glad to get a copy of the annual college publication from 
each chapter. When laying in a supply for exchanges, we shall hereafter 
think of the Quarterly and make it grin. 


Fred W. Ashley, '85. 

Delta Upsilon Hall, 

Colby University, Waterville, Me. 
Dear Brothers: 

The Colby boys are glad to see the improvement in the Quarterly, 
and the quality of the improvement fully confirms in us the convic-i 
tion that our editorial board is eminently wise in its views and methods. 

During the year our chapter, in common with all connected with 
Colby University, have had occasion to rejoice over many things, 
over some to mourn. Changes have come in many quarters. The first 
noticeable change was the appearance of a new member of the faculty. 
Prof. Lyford, of the Department of Physics, one of the oldest and 
most tried members of the corps of instructors, withdrew from his 
position last commencement, and this year a new professor has occu- 
pied the place so long filled by Prof. L. The lately appointed Pro- 
fessor of Physics came highly recommended for the position, and we 
expect excellent work from him w^hen he becomes thoroughly familiar 
with his department and classes. 

Perhaps the most notable event in the history of Colby for 1884-5 
is the death of ex- Gov. Coburn, which occurred on the 4th of Jan- 
uary last. He has been for many years one of the most generous 
benefactors that the college has ever had. His assistance was not 
merely in dollars, but he also freely gave the advantages of his 
remarkable business ability and wisdom. For nearly two score years 
he had a prominent place on the Board of Trustees, and his opinion 
was always respected in the deliberations of that body. Colby will 
miss his advice in financial affairs. By his will he gave $200,000, 
which, in addition to his previous benefactions, makes four hundred 
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the institution. This last mark of his favor makes the endo«rnient 
fund of our college a round half million. With this financial pros- 
.perity we confidently anticipate good success in other fields. 

In general work our various departments have gone steadily for- 
ward. In several, more work is done ever\' year than in the preceding, 
and yet with no lowering of the standard of excellence, for which our 
college has won such a worthy name. The library and art collection 
show most gratifying additions. In the former there is a steady in- 
crease in the number of volumes on the shelves, and all of the best . 
The art department is a recently established branch of our work, and 
of course is still far from complete, but its growth is constant, and the 
interest evinced by the trustees and the indefatigable and competent 
professor in charge ensures the gathering of a valuable collection in 
the course of time. Within the year there have been received three 
life-size casts and several busts of artistic and historic value. The full 
worth and influence of instruction in this department has not yet had 
time to make itself felt, but we look forward to great enjoyment and 
benefit in this branch when the collection becomes more extensive 
and the course of lectures is thoroughly wrought out. 

One item thai encourages us not a little is the news of the organi- 
zation of alumni associations in various cities of New England and 
the West. Great is the help that these can render their a/ma maier by 
keeping alive the graduates' interest in the welfare of Colby, by gifls 
to the library and art collection, by influencing students to come here, 
and the numberless ways that come in the course of events. 

The foregoing shows that our chapter is not located in a dead or . 
•dying institution. The life and growth of our home imposes the 
duty, the necessity, of growth; in our society we have met very satis- 
factorily these requirements. At the beginning of the year our succte 
in adding new members was restricted to quality. We initiated only 
thi:ee men from the freshman class and one from the sophomorey 
but they are all proving themselves faithful and able. 

Our literary work during the past year has been very pleasant. The 
number of active members has been smaller than for several years, but 
the interest has been greater. The meetings have been regular, the 
attendance good, and participation in the exercises very general. Add 
to this the fact that the preparation has been careful and thorough, 
.ant I we think we are justified in taking pride in our society. This is 
the kind of work that brings a reward, for it trains our men to take a 




ready and creditable part in the writing and speaking that falls to the 
lot of all college men. 

In the matter of honors Delta U. still takes a worthy place ; but 
■we could not complain if we received less. Heretofore we have en- 
joyed so much of a monopoly in junior parts, prizes, and the like that 
to receive only the share proportioned to our numbers would seem a 
small allowance. 

In athletics we, in common with the college at large, are below the 
standard of former years. All the while that '84 was in college the 
athletic ability of Delta U. centered in that class, and latterly that of 
the college was chiefly in the same class. The other societies were 
fortunate in that, while they had less athletic talent, it was more 
evenly apportioned among the classes. So in athletics, " now is the 
"Winter of our discontent made glorious summer " for our rivals. In 
class honors we have not fared badly this year, and on the college pub- 
lications we have very good positions. In the class-room our boys 
maintain their usual superiority, we believe. Viewed as a whole, our 
work during the year has been thorough and well recognized. 

Our relations with the other societies have been ver)' cordial this 
. year. We have been rivals continually, but always friendly rivals. 
This state of things is most gratifying to all concerned, for none of us 
enjoy warfare among ourselves. We have as competitors in our society 
work now, three Greek letter fraternities and a local society. This 
■ makes some difference, especially in the matter of new members. Of 
<:ourse it makes sharper work necessary in pledging men, but it stimu- 
lates activity on all sides, and so long as we all adhere to honorable 
methods in winning initiates, we can none of us complain. This 
kindly feeling existing between us and our fellow Greeks grows every 
year, as one occasion of difference after another passes away. The 
fundamental principles that distinguish our societies are just as clear 
and marked as ever, but there is greater tolerance and respect for the 
honest diversity of opinion that exists than there was formerly. 

Of one thing we must speak complainingly and sorrowfully. ITiat 
is the apparent lack of interest on the part of our alumni. The suspen- 
sion of animation suffered by our chapter from '67 to '79 is the occasion 
of it. Our members who graduated before that unhappy period 
naturally lost interest in the Fraternity, and those who have since 
gone out into the world, have not yet gained the fame and wealth to 
. enable them to help us as much as we wish. This condition of affairs 

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makes the work and responsibility of the chapter far greater than if onr 
alumni gave us more active support. We are looking fonraxd to die 
time when our younger alumni can back us in our projects and 
work. In the meantime, we hope for considerable from the alumni 
chapters that are being organized now in the leading cities of the 

That last paragraph calls up the much discussed problem of society 
extension. Colt/V chapter is solid on that question. It is most em- 
phatically our view that a larger number of chapters would conduce to 
the prosperity of our Fraternity. Xot only would the Brotherhood be 
enlarged, the interest of the members widened, and the direct influence 
of the Fraternity rendered greater, but the financial strength of the 
society would be not a little increased. Ail of these arguments are . 
doubtless familiar to the various chapters, but notwithstanding their 
present opposition, we hope to see the day when more colleges shall 
enjoy the benefits of our society work. 

The last issue of the Quarterly pleased us very much. Our ad- 
miration began at the first page of the cover and did not diminish to 
the last. The design of the new cover is very tasteful and appropriate. 
'Vhe contents interested us all. Most certainly, the thanks and hearty 
support of the Fraternity are due to the editors, whose toil and efibrt 
produce so valuable a publication. We far-off isolated Colby boys 
need the assistance of such a medium of communication more than 
ti'Osc who are more centrally located. 


John C. Keith, '84. 

Delta Upsilon Hall, 

Rochester University, Rochester, N. Y. 
1)EAR Brothers: 

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The present term, the last of our college year, opens for Rochester 
University with a very promising outlook. The work in all the classes 
this term is the most interesting of the year, and it is well that it is so; 
for in a city surrounded, as is Rochester, with every inducement to 
pleasure in spring time and every allurement from duty, the tempta- 
tion to neglect college work is felt by every one — even by Delta U*s, 

The department of chemistry is omitted this term, much to the re- 
gret of the laboratory students, in order to give the professor of that 
science an opportunity to superintend the construction of a new uni- 




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▼CTsity building — a chemical laboratory. Through the generosity of a 
friend of the University, this much needed addition to the capacity of 
the institution is at last to become a reality, and by the opening of the 
frdl term will have been completed. 

There is every probability that there will be a large entering class 
next year, and Delta Upsilon will use her best endeavors to secure her 
full share of the desirable men. We have already several in view. 
Such a reputation for scholarship has been acquired by our chapter 
that it is not difficult to secure the best intellect from each entering 
class. Without boasting, and simply noting the remarks of the other 
society men as a basis, it may be said that to be a member of Delta 
Upsilon here means almost as much as in other colleges to wear the Phi 
Beta Kappa key; and unfortunately we lack that latter honor here, 
though an earnest effort is being made to secure it for us next year. 
An evidence of the work our men are doing is found in the fact that 
probably without an exception we hold the first place in each class, 
apd in the sophomore class probably the first two places, and in the 
senior possibly the first four. 

Our chapter Hfe is eminently satisfactory. Our programme is varied 
and universally interesting, and within the present year the men have 
shown steady and rapid development not only in intellectual ability 
but in oratory and declamation. We are constantly striving for im- 
provement in our means for furthering this end, and act on many of 
the suggestions gleaned from our sister chapters through letters and 
in the Quarterly, which is very highly prized by us. 

Perhaps the most interesting subject of discussion among us is the 
Convention, which meets with us next year. The committee which has the 
niatter in charge are hard at work perfecting plans for the reception 
and entertainment of our visiting brothers, and from the present suc- 
cess which they have met, there seems no reason to doubt that it will 
meet the expectations of all. Of course our plans are not yet fully 
developed; but we think we can already assure our brothers that all 
who will come to Rochester will have a thoroughly enjoyable time. 

In this Convention, in behalf of our chapter— for we may not have an 
opportunity to address our brothers again through these columns be- 
fore the Convention — let me urge each chapter to send a large delega- 
tion, and to send their banners to the Convention. Our chapter ex- 
pects to gain a great deal of good from meeting the brothers from other 
chapters, and hopes that the number may be as large as possible. 

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The other fraternities here deserve a word; for in some of tfa^ 
there is real meriL We have now five societies to contend against : 
Alpha Delta Phi, Delu Kappa Epsilon, Psi Upsilon, Ddta Ywi and 
Chi Psi, the latter being only about a year old. The relation of Ddta. 
U. to them may be seen from a remark made m the last Beta Theia 
Piy in an article by Will C. Shepard, '85, who took three jeais of his' 
course at Denison, and is taking his senior year with us. He says dial 
Delta Upsilon has the largest number of members, is "the most sjm- 
metrical chapter in college, and holds the scholarship of the coU^e.*^ 
Delta Kappa Epsilon is considered second in scholarship on acconnt 
of the large number of good men in the senior class. They will grad- 
uate nine men this year, thus lea\'ing them in a poor condition for 
next year's work, since their numbers taper off to a solitary one in 
the freshman class. It is understood, however, that they have pledged 
five men for next year. Alpha Delta Phi also has a good chapter,. 
but the other societies do not give us much trouble in obtaining the 
men we want. 


J. Ross Lynch, '85. 


Delta Gamma has entered Cornell. 

Theta Delta Chi has entered Lehigh. 

Delta U[>silon has not granted any charter to the University of 

Tlie chapter of Sigma Chi at the Iowa State University has surren- 
dered its charter. 

Phi Delta Theta has established a new chapter at Washington Uni- 
versity, St. Louis, Mo. 

Delta Kappa Epsilon has opened a club-house at No. 36 West 34th. 
Street, New York City. 

Randolph — Macon College has an Anti-fraternity Fraternity withi 
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Phi Delta Chi is a fraternity which has recently been founded at the 
Washington and Lee University. 

The report which has been extensively circulated lately, that Phir 
Delta Theta has entered Williams, is untrue. 

Sigma Alpha Epsilon has established new chapters at South Ken- 
tucky College and the University of North Carolina. 

Zeta Psi has revived its chapter at the University of North Car- 
olina, and intends soon to start at the University of Virginia. 

It is the common belief here that Delta Upsilon has entered the 
University. — Univ, of Kansas Correspondent Beta Theta H, 

The fifty-third annual Convention of Alpha Delta Phi, was held in 
May, with the Peninsular Chapter at the University of Michigan. 


Phi Gamma Delta must have recently changed its mind regarding 
Denison University, for a chapter of nine men was lately established 

Alpha Delta Phi at Kenyon, has recently initiated two Chinese stu- 
dents, who bear the picturesque names of Points S. C. Yen, and John 
C. C. Woo. 

It seems " passing strange " that not one of the seven ladies' frater- 
nities have chapters in Vassar, Smith or Wellesley colleges. " Dear 
Girls," why is the " thusness of this ? " 

Theta Xi, a fraternity founded at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 
of Troy, N. Y., has recently added a fourth chapter to its roll. The new 
chapter is in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the other two 
are in Stevens Institute and the Sheffield School of Yale. 

The combinations for the college year of 1885-86 will be Beta Theta 
Pi, Sigma Chi, Phi Delta Theta, Delta Tau Delta, and the Barb Or- 
ganization versus Phi Gamma Delta, Phi Kappa Psi, Delta Kappa Ep- 
silon, and the unorganized Barbs. The combinations are so divided 
as to make college politics very interesting next year. — De Pauw (Uni- 
versity, Greencastle, Ind.) Monthly, 

The source which was going " to produce " for the new Psi Upsilon 

Didimand " letters " from the different chapters which would " display 

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itself up pretty well in its first issue. For while that number contained 
twenty- two (22) pages of " letters/' the second had but fifteen (15), and 
the third number has only three (3) pages. 

We thought it must have been a frightful strain to " produce " that , 
first batch of blatant letters. 

There are 72 fraternity men at the University of Texas, 254 at Dart- 
mouth College, 80 at University of Vermont, 84 at Union College, 98 
at I^afayette College, 58 at Pennsylvania College, 54 at Washington and 
Jefferson, 50 at Allegheny College, 60 at Dickinson College, 46 at 
Roanoke College, 62 at South Carolina College, 73 at Mercer Univer- 
sity, 77 at University of Mississippi, 20 at Ohio University, 55 at 
Ohio State University, 47 at Center College, 65 at Indiana University, 
58 at Wabash College, 63 at Hanover College, 127 at DePauw, 35 at 
Hillsdale College, 41 at Illinois Wesleyan, 25 at Westminster College, 
72 at University of Kansas, 19 at University of Nebraska, 48 at Iowa 
State University. — Delta Tau Delta Crescent 

Also 117 at Williams, 115 at Hamilton, 214 at Amherst, 160 at Wes- 
leyan, 54 at Adelbert, 90 at Rochester, 76 at Rutgers, 81 at Madison, 
55 at New York University, 140 at Brown, and 83 at Lehigh. 

Out of a total of twenty-seven prizes awarded during the past year 
Delta Kappa Epsilon has taken 9; Delta Upsilon, 9; Beta Theta Pi, 
4; and ylLonia 5. Amount in money. Delta Kappa Epsilon, $174; 
Delta Upsilon, $158; Beta Theta Pi, $63; and ^onia $65. We have 
one of the first two men in each of the three upper classes ; Delta 
Ui)siIon has none. — Madisofi University correspondent Delta Kappa 
Epsilon Quarterly^ 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^/;^ 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 insinuates 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. 

Query — What is a " Deke" chapter letter worth ? 




It is interesting to study the characteristics of the editors of the Greek 
Letter Press, as portrayed in the various issues of their publications. 
In several we find the selection and general arrangement of matter 
very good, but the minor details are frequently neglected and the proof- 
reading is sometimes abominable. Some have peculiar ideas as to what 
constitutes a well-managed and handsome fraternity magazine ; played 
out wood-cuts are often used indiscriminately, and the matter lacks care- 
fill editing and arrangement. Others seems to delight in using sentences 
in which, by copious and uncalled for quotations, they can display their 
knowledge of other languages than English. Carelessness and an ig- 
norance of fraternity matters that is astounding is often exhibited by 
those who are supposed to be chosen for their superior knowledge. 
By neglecting the use of the " blue pencil " statements are allowed to 
creep into print, through bombastic chapter letters, etc., that should 
never appear ; one overdrawn chapter letter will throw discredit upon 
all the others. 

Occasionally we see the hand of a man who is thoroughly posted in 
fiatemity affairs, seldom ever makes a mistake in his judgment, never 
mixes up the Greek letters in making tables of comparison between the 
societies, knows exactly what he wants to say, and does so in an easy 
and forcible manner. Such a man is a blessing to his paper and a 
credit to the fraternity to which he belongs. 

An ideal editor would be one who has made a study of the fraternity 
question, knows all about his own fraternity, and is thoroughly posted 
concerning the history and standing of his rivals ; he should be experi- 
enced, fearless, have a keen eye and fluent pen, and above all be 

We really wonder if our friends of the Delta Kappa Epsilon Quar- 
ierly haven't been playing a sharp trick upon Uncle Sam's postal service 
for the past three years. The QitarUrly is entered at the New York post- 
office as second class matter, and to entitle it to such classification it 
must be published at least four times a year, whereas in reality it issues 
but three numbers during the year, its name to the contrary notwith- 


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In reviewing the last number of the Alpha Delta Phi Star and Cres- 
cent^ the Delta Kappa Epsilon Quarterly says : 

" We congratulate the editors of Alpha Delta Phi's Star and Crescent 
on what must have been a pleasant vacation — ^probably spent in 
Florida. For the February number shows that its compilation and 
editing was left in the hands of a peculiarly prudent office-boy." 

We would gently suggest to the Quarterly^ that an " office-boy," and 
one who is neither " peculiarly prudent," nor possessed of a discrimi- 
nating '' office cat," must have handled and edited the exchanges and 
chapter letters in its last issue. 

There is a strange inconsistency in the March number of the Psi 
Upsilon Diamond, 

An ardent young graduate sings the praises of the Psi U. goat, and 
instances " the Freshman's mangled coat " as proof of his prowess, . 
while in another place, in an address delivered at the annual initiation 
of the Beta Beta (Trinity) Chapter, Mr. Charles F. Johnson says that 
"no mystic he-goat butted " the Freshmen in the initiation service. 

Now, as the poet has sung of the \'irtues of the goat in the initiation, 
and Mr. Johnson is particular to state that no //^-goat was present at 
the Trinity exercises, we are at a loss for a moment to explain the incon- 
sistency. But knowing that the chapter had existed for thirty-eight 
years as a local society and has only been a chapter of Psi Upsilon for 
about four years, we are inclined to think that perhaps they have not yet 
reached that point of Psi Upsilon perfection which requires the services 
of the festive //^-goat for a complete initiation, and so contented them- 
selves with a real specimen of the sex commonly called nanny-^zM^ 

The Secret Societies are really the links that bind the colleges to- 
gether — but right here let me object to the word " Secret." The col- 
lege societies are not so much secret as retired. Secret implies some- 
thing we wish to hide because safety, or a sense of what is becoming, 
impels us to do so. A Secret Tribunal is one that inflicts penalties 
which justice does not sanction, or inflicts just punishment in a com- 
munity where law is forced to be silent. Psi Ups is secret in no 
such sense, and for no such reason. Psi Ups is rather a retired 
society, based on natural selection. It is retired because it is based, in 
a peculiar sense, on personal feeling, and composed of personal friends. 



It is secret only in the sense that a family is secret — that is, it is private, 
retired, peculiarly our own. Its initiation, as you have seen, consists of 
no mysterious ceremonies. You were not led blindfolded before a proud 
potentate. No mystic he-goat butted you on your entrance. No 
paraphernalia of witches, dragons, and devils received you ; you were 
not compelled to sup hellbroth brewed in the moon's eclipse. The 
essence of the initiation was simply a full extension of the hand of wel- 
come to younger brothers. No chains clanked for you — for you have 
assumed none — only the silken bonds of new friendships — friendships 
'which, I doubt not, will be among the most precious fruits of your 
college life, the memory and renewal of which will cast a tender light 
over many an hour in the years to come. But do not think that you 
are yet fully initiated. It will be some time before you enter fully into 
the spirit of Psi Upsilon. It has its traditionary honor — its distinctive 
character. Its grip is more than a hand-grip. It is the clasp of 
friendship between those who have the " same dislikes and the same 
desires,'' the dislike of concealed, underhand purpose, and the desire 
for mental improvement, and for the hearty, unforced fellow-feeling of 
genuine comradeship. You have been chosen because the worthy 
brothers, after due inquiry and deliberation, thought they discerned in 
you the makings of Psi Upsilon men. In joining Psi Upsilon you are 
expected to develop— to become, in a fuller sense. Trinity men. In 
becoming sons and brothers in our association, you are expected to 
become more, and not less, dutiful sons and helpful brothers in your 
own families ; you are expected to widen, not to narrow, the scope of 
your other relarions and sympathies. We give you the grip and the 
welcome with that hope and in that expectation. Look to it that you 
prove the judgment of the brothers correct. — Address at the Annual 
Initiation of the Trinity Chapter of Psi Upsilon, 


Our object and our aim is the creation, the growth, the perfection 
of character— character and all that the word implies. We take the 
schoolboy and turn him into a man. We expect in him integrity, in- 
dustry, energy, strong, rugged common sense, pure morals, ambition 
and a high sense of honor. These are the qualities we love and cher- 
ish. By them we have spanned the continent, east, west and south. 
Who can wonder that the star of Deltaism is in the ascendant ? 

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itnate and illegitimate ? To mv mind there is nodung mofe 
alizing or more ofiensive than the pretension and 
characteristic of fraternity men who boast of their name, dieir wcdtli^ 
or their social position. Such fraternities have ondired dieir vsefU- 
ness — if they ever had any. Their very existence is a blemish and a. 
blot on the fair name and fame of legitimate fraiemitie& Tbey are- 
unfit to live, although seemingly unable to die. Let those vho admire- 
them join them; we want none such. 

Our stan^iards are different. Give us men of brains, men of energy,. 
men of clear heads, steady ner\'es and of great, strong, true, Toanty^ 
throbbing: hearts. Bv such men we have cut our wav to rank and 
position. By such men our past has been formed and our fatme 
will be moulded. The result cannot be doubtful. All faistoiy 
is but a record of how vigorous, wonhy men, nations, insdtutions and 
ideas have crowded out old, effete, degenerate and worn out products. 
of the past. — Delta Tau Delta Crescent. 

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Several times during the year we have called attention to the collec* 
tion and preservation of chapter and fraternity historical, personal, and 
news items. Are the chapters giving these subjects carefid thought ? * 
There is an old saying : " The trash of to-day becomes the treasure of 
to-morrow." Many little items are being lost each day which in a few 
years may be of great value. For the sake of examination, let each 
chapter answer for itself these questions : Have you a complete file oF 
the catalogues of your college ? Have you a complete file of your col- 
lege magazine ? of your college annual ? of mock schemes, progzanunciS- 
or papers that have been issued ? Have you programmes of every col- 
lege entertainment participated in by Betas ? Have you copies of all 
poems, newspaper articles, orations, or addresses published by Betas 
from your chapter ? Have you photographs of all members of your 
chapter from its foundation ? What have you in the line of memorabilia ? 
Do you keep your chapter roll constantly corrected, so that a new cata- 
logue to be issued to-morrow by electricity, would not be delayed at all 
by you? Since the catalogue of 1881 was issued, how many of your 
members have changed their addresses ? 

These, we claim, are all pertinent questions, and there ought to be a 
chapter officer able to answer them promptly. Let each chapter elect' 
a custodian of records to fill the office for four years, where possible^ 




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:and let there be developed in .Beta Theta Pi a great mania for collect- 
ing and preserving archives. The mania will hurt no one, and coming 
^[enerations in the fraternity will rise up to call us blessed for our labors 
in this line.— 77/^ "Beta Theta Pi. 

grip's candidate. 

- When Grif Ormsby took the floor in chapter meeting, the presiding 
officer, having announced that the next order of business was " pro- 
posals for membership," not one of the sixteen other Betas present 
<ould have guessed what he was going to say. The year was half 
gone ; there hadn't been a new name proposed for more than half-a- 
dozen meetings ; the boys had been rather more successful than usual 
in the Hall campaign, and the chapter membership was already pretty 
large, according to the Beth-peor standard; above all, not one of 
them could call up a single name in college that he would care to have 
added to the list ; they had certainly canvassed all the possibilities 
long ago. But it would be like Grif to propose Black George, the 
janitor of Terry Hall, or Joey Bates, the town fool, and follow up the 
proposal with a speech of recommendation that would be fun alive. 
So the chairs began to tilt back against the wall, and their occupants 
to choose positions that would offer as little hindrance to mirthfulness 
■as possible. For Grif never failed of a hearing in frat. meeting, though 
he was only a sophomore, and not at the head of his class, either. 

This time, however, he disappointed the back-tilted chairs. It 
wasn't a funny speech at all. But it took the house by surprise more 
•completely than the most unexpected joke could have done. 

" Mr. President and brothers," he began, in the formal way the 
chapter always taught its members to address the meeting, " I rise to 
propose for membership in our beloved chapter and fraternity, Mr. 
Karl Welling, of the sophomore class." 

Several of the chairs dropped upon their front legs again, especially 
such as had only got half-way back. Somebody emitted a plaintive 
though aspirated whistle, which was responded to from the opposite 
side of the room by a gasp that narrowly missed being a groan. Only 
two or three, and those of the older members, looked serious and held 
their peace. Meanwhile, Grif was going steadily on with his speech. 

" I know that most of you have never even thought of Welling as a 
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ing the fellow a good deal and am convinced that he has in him the 
making of a first-class fraternity man. I have been with him in all his 
classes for a year and a half and know his style pretty welL He's an 
even, clear-headed fellow, who does about as well in all his studies as 
he does in any one, which is saying a good deal, and works one day 
as well as another. He is well-read too. He floored old Duxiiam 
the other day on a point about Henry VI., or some other medieval 
moke, and did it easy. Of course you all think he's an unsocial kind 
of bird—" 

" Why, Grif," broke in Roy Carter, " he*s a wooden man ! He's the 
worst mucker in all Beth-peor. Td as soon fraternize with a fall rain 
as with Karl Welling I" And Roy's face expressed the disgust he left. 

** No," saidGrif; "he's nobody's wooden man, either. If I thought 
he were, I'd keep still. I don't care to have the chapter go into the 
lumber business any more than you do, I suppose : I am not just that 
kind of folks myself. But you're wrong about Welling. It is true, of 
course, that he has made but very few friends in college, and that his 
own apparent lack of congeniality is the reason for it. Still, I stick to 
my first statement, that he has in him the making of an A i fratemitj 
man. The whole trouble with him is just this — he's a fellow who has 
never learned the value of friendship. I don't know anything about 
his home life; he doesn't come from my part of the State. But 111 
bet the oysters for the chapter to a package of cigarettes that he has 
never had an intimate friend in his life, and that personal confidences 
and displays of affection are not the rule in his father's family. I feel 
sure that Willing would like to be as social and companionable as 
other fellows, if he only knew how; but that he ifoesfi't know how, and 
is conscious of it, and chooses to exaggerate his natural ofhshness rather 
than display any clumsiness in accepting or responding to the advances 
that might otherwise be made to him. Once fairly broken in to live 
on intimate terms with other people, he would be one of the best 
fellows going. I don't often make a set speech in chapter meetings, 
boys, but I have taken a good deal of interest in studying Welling's 
case lately, and I believe I have got the right diagnosis of it And it 
seems to me it would be a good thing if our chapter were to take hold 
of Welling and give him an education in the affections, so to speak ; 
it would pay us, and be the making of him. Of course I know that 
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^sh the boys would take the trouble to study up the facts in the case 
in a quiet way, and see if I'm not right. We can afford to do that 
much, at least, and Welling need be little the wiser for passing him in 
review before us." And Grif sat down, in a silence that was not 
altogether a protest. His little speech had clearly had its effect 

Pretty soon Walter Bennett, one of the seniors, arose and said, 
cordially : " I think this is about the best speech Grif has made us. 
I confess Welling has never seemed to me a very attractive fellow, but 
I am not at all sure the account we have just heard of his case is not 
the true one, and that we could not make out of him a Beta of the real 
Beth-peor stamp. At any rate, I suggest that we give Grifs candidate 
a chance, and that each of us make it his business to arrive at a more 
definite and careful judgment in the matter, with the purpose of report- 
ing upon the same at a future meeting." 

And they did. And it is surprising how swiftly and accurately a 
group of fraternity men can take the measure of a fellow when once 
they set about it ; surprising, also, how many new traits in a man's 
character seem to be developed by the simple operation of holding 
him steadily in view for a while. 

However, the boys took their time to the Welling investigation ; and 
the new light they obtained did not come all at once. Starting, as we 
■ have seen, with the almost universal feeling that the man was a stick > 
aiid quite lacking in the first and most indispensable requisite of a fra- 
ternity man, it was some time before they began rightly to appreciate 
the justice of Grif Ormsby's shrewd bit of philosophy, and to see in 
"Grifs Candidate" the qualities his sponsor had discerned before 
them. Meanwhile, as Grif had foreseen, Welling himself was quite 
ignorant of the inspection he was undergoing. The boys were expert 
• in the art of reconnoissance, and though the object of their fixed regard 
must have been dimly conscious that rather more wearers of a certain 
fraternity badge crossed his path, in a casual manner, than he had been 
used to meet with, the circumstances did not draw a theory in its train. 

It was customary in the Beth-peor chapter never to take a formal 
ballot on a candidate until every member of the chapter had expressed 
his readiness to vote ; for it was a chapter by-law that no name, once 
black-balled, could be proposed again during the same college year; 
and the desire to give all nominations a fair chance prompted to delib- 
eration in recording the final verdict Accordingly some weeks passed 
• before the name of Karl Welling came up for action. One by one the 


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boys had been coming around to Grif s way of thinking, and making 
up their mbds, with more or less of curious expectancy in the made-up 
product, that the experiment he had proposed was worth trying. And 
when at last the decisive vote was taken, and the sergeant-at-arms 
drew the slide in the ballot-box to show the result to the presiding 
officer, there were only white balls in the box. The election was for- 
mally declared, and Grif Ormsby appointed as a committee of one to 
notify the candidate. Grif protested with a vigor that was half comic 
and half desperate his unfitness for the task. But the chapter would 
not have it otherwise, and he had to accept the commission, though he 
felt sure, so he said, that he would prove just clumsy enough to flush 
the bird instead of bagging it. 

In sober truth, Grifs reluctance was by no means all assumed. 
Though still convinced that he had been right in proposing Welling's 
•election, and thoroughly glad the chapter had come at last to his posi- 
tion, it now appeared to him, upon closer view, that the task of fairiy 
presenting the case to Welling himself was likely to be one of uncom- 
mon difficulty — an "awkward business," to use his own inward de- 
scription of its aspect. But Grif never put off a duty very long because 
of its difficulty; and the evening of the day following his appointment 
found him standing in the hall outside the door of Karl Welling's room, 
in Frankenburg Street, wondering whimsically, as he tapped on it, 
whether it was likely he should ever become a familiar visitor there. 

" Come," and he opened the door and went in. Karl was at his 
study-table, in dressing gown and reading-visor, but rose at once when 
his visitor entered. 

" Oh, is it you, Ormsby ? Come in ; Tm glad to see you ! " It was 
not quite the first time Grif had been in his room, and he had a real 
admiration for his bright-faced, quick witted classmate — as, indeed, all 
had who knew him : for Grif was undeniably popular. 

" You were at Plautus, weren't you ? " said Grif, after they had 
talked a minute, and glancing at the book on the table. " Well, I 
shouldn't mind trying a whirl at that gifted heathen, myself. Suppose 
we go on together. 

" So they sat down side by side, and spent a quarter of an hour over 
"The Captives," getting more and more friendly as they read, and 
laughing together every now and then at Grifs running commentary on 
the play. Grif felt that there was a slight thaw m the weather, and 
determined not to lose time in taking advantage of it 

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" Welling," he said, as they closed the book and pushed back their 
'^hairs, and the final laugh subsided, " I've something rather particular 
to say to you to-night, and I may as well say it while its fresh in my 
mina. You were last evening elected, by a unanimous vote, to mem- 
bership in our fraternity, and I was appointed to notify you of the fact. 
I hope, with all my heart, that you will accept the election, and make 
-one of our number." And he spoke with a hearty frankness that 
wanned his words as they went. 

To say that Karl was astonished, both by the words and manner of 
this brief speech, would be to use a very simple term to describe a very 
-complex sensation. In after days, he himself always laughed and 
abandoned the attempt when he tried to explain his feelings at this 
sudden and bewildering turn of affairs. He sits, now, quite still, his 
face slowly changing color, his hands fumbling for something on the 
table, and his voice quite failing to do its duty. 

" Why, Ormsby," he said at last, " I — I — you astonish me ; I hardly 
understand — that is — I don't know what to say," as he clearly didn't 
nor had he a very good tongue to say it with just then, if he had 

" Well," said Grif, (quietly, " there isn't any great hurry, you know ; 
• you have all the evening before you, and my time is cheap. I'll wait." 

Karl laughed, in a nervous, excited way, then growing sober again, 
rose and walked slowly to the mantel, where he stood looking into the 
open grate for several minutes, with his hands in his poqkets, and the 
fire light playing on his half averted face. Grif, who was watching him 
closely, was surprised at the change wrought in his usually plain and 
-quiet appearance. 

After awhile — a good, long while, it seemed to his guest — Karl be- 
gan speaking, without taking his eyes from the fire, and in a voice that 
he was clearly trying to force into its ordinary tone, but that had to be 
allowed to stop from time to time as he went on : 

" I think," he said, slowly, ** that your fraternity has made a mistake. 
You have taken me so by surprise that maybe I shan't be able to make 
It quite clear as it seems to me, but I'll try. Please understand that — 
that I am very grateful to you all, and that I do not undervalue the 
honor you have offered me ; the standing of the men of your fraternity 
here in college is certainly a very high one, and there is no student 
in Beth-peor who might not be proud to be associated with them. But 
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the light of a fellow fraternity man. I have never been very wdl ac- 
quainted with the men of your crowd : I know you better than any of 
the rest, and yet even we have not been thrown together much. And 
it seems to me that I am not the sort of man for a fraternity member,. 
anyhow, to tell the truth. I am not very social by nature, I think, and 
have never been used to living on very confidential terms with other 
fellows." (Grif smiled a little, to himself, as Karl used almost his own 
words to the boys that first night in chapter meeting.) " Not that I 
really dislike companionship ; you know better than that. But it has 
just never been my way to have much of it. And I truly believe that 
I never miss it, in the way many people would. This has become ta 
me *the natural way of living,* you see." 

" No," said Grif, interrupting for the first time, though there had been 
several pauses in Welling's speech before, "no; it /V/iVthe natural way 
of living, at all, not even for you. It is true, perhaps, that you have 
never known any other way, but that makes no difference : you have 
simply missed something that you ought not to have missed, and that 
no one ^rr ought to miss. Now, listen to me for awhile." And Grif 
went on, in his earnest way, to tell what his fraternity friendships had 
been, and were, in his own life — how they made a sacred inner court 
in it, that seemed a center of all sweet and strong influences — how the 
arms of brotherly friendship seemed always to be about him, making 
all delights dearer and all ills easier to bear. As he talked, there came, 
all unconsciously, a mist into his eyes, and a tenderness into his voice, 
that affected his listener more powerfully than any logic into which 
mere words can be shaped could possibly have done. It was not an 
argument, but a revelation. And Welling began to feel that his whole 
nature was being made over in the presence of it. He was bewildered 
by the change, yet could not but wish it might go on, so acute and 
thrilling was the pleasure of it. 

It was after midnight when they separated at last ; and the long 

. talk had brought them very close together indeed. To one of them 

it was the beginning of a new era. For Karl had given his word to 

the fraternity, and it had been accepted with a hand clasp that made 

him feel the new relation was already begun. 

Grif never made any very detailed report of his mission to the 
ehapter ; the truth was, he couldn't recall just what Aad been said, and 
he answered all inquiries for particulars in a more or less unsatisfactory 
manner. When Roy Carter pressed him for some of the points of his 

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talk with Karl, Grif only smiled and said, in his most grandfatherly 
and soothing voice, " There, now ! Don't you sprain that agile intellect 
of yours trying tj probe into the deeper mysteries !" 

The initiation came off the next Saturday night, and everybody said 
it was the best of the year. And before the " little spread " that fol- 
lowed had been disposed of, all doubt of the wisdom of their step had 
been banished from every mind. Yet not even the bright and joyous 
aspect of his initiation night, dear as it always remained to his memory, 
did so much to complete and ratify for Karl the work Grif's talk had 
begun as did a little incident that happened a week or two later. It 
was hardly an incident, either : at least Karl never felt certain that any 
particular thing had happened as much as that something had become. 

He had dropped in one evening after study hours, at Walter 
Bennett's room — for it surprised every one, himself most of all, to see 
how quickly he had acquired and come to enjoy that same " dropping 
in " habit — and found there two or three of the boys already engaged 
in conversation. His entrance was but a momentary interruption, and 
soon the talk went on in its own channels, with Karl, at first, a silent 
but deeply interested listener. It was such a talk as, perhaps, only 
college men have. It moved from one topic to another, but slowly, 
gravely, and half in reverie. What struck Karl at once was that the 
speakers seemed almost to bare their very souls to each other; the odd 
fancies and vagaries, and half-formctl thoughts and shadows of 
thoughts ; the deep, inward musings that all men, especially all young 
men, have, and yet that many a man supposes none but himself to 
know anything about — all these were spoken out quite freely and 
simply, as though it were a matter of course that it should be. 

Did it mean this, then — the fraternity bond he had entered into ? 
Did it mean that men came to know each other, not merely in their 
ordinary traits of mind and character, but in the very inmost recesses 
of their souls, where only their dreams abide ? He had not supposed 
such things could be. It was as if a new world had been suddenly 
unveiled in void mid-air. Litde by little he felt himself drawn into the 
current of the talk, timidly at first, as a voyager on an unknown stream,. 
but with more and more of freedom and earnestness as the new, 
strange force took possession of him. And when he went to his own 
room at last he knew right well that his real entrance into fraternity 
life had been made. Men who have had one such talk together will 
never be strange to each other again in all the world. 



Grif Ormsby and Roy Carter had been working until late one night 
in the chapter hall, decorating it for the annual reception to be given 
the next day. This work had made them hungry, aiid they got a cata 
of oysters and had a private stew all to themselves in the '* chapter 
kitchen." As they blew their soup, Roy suddenly said, in his impul- 
sive way : 

" Grif, do you know you deserve a monument for that Welling 
business ->a monument higher than the chapel spire ? " 

" Thanks for the hint," said Grif, tranquilly, " but I don't seem to 
feel that Tve got around to monuments yet. If you'll just pass the 
pickles instead, we'll save the monument for the next course." — Beta 
Theta Pi, 


The following quotations, each coming from a man of recognized 
prominence, writing from broad experience, form at once the best intro- 
duction to this subject and serve as an indorsement of its importance : 
" Their (the * (ireeks *) influence on American college life has been 
curiously great. Their chapters of fifty years ago were mere student 
clubs, working within the line of faculty decrees. Later on, as one . 
petty prerogative after another was given up by the college officers, the 
fraternities extended the scope of their influence. • • • They 
were prophets of the new dispensation. To no one cause more than 
to the fraternity movement has been due the altered conditions of col- 
lege culture. If these conditions have changed for the worse, the fia- 
ternities must bear much of the responsibility ; if, as I believe, they 
have changed for the better, then to them is a large share of the credit 
due. ♦ ♦ • In matters of study and discipline each student is now 
largely guided by his personal predilections, by the advice of those 
whom he sees fit to consult, by the moral force of his chosen associa- 
tions. These associations are now determined in many colleges by the 
Greek-letter societies or fraternities. Being the exponents of the move- ' 
ment which has thus prevailed, the fraternities have met the require- 
ments of the circumstances they have thus so largely brought about. 
At each loosening of the * parental ' care of the college, there has been 
created for them a new opportunity which they have promptly met, 
• • • 'Y:\iQ faculty of Amherst, abdicating its old position as the 
guardian of college order, has called to its aid a committee of students, 
whose selection is practically made by the fraternities. Bowdoin has 

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placed the discipline of the college in the hands of students, a majority 
of whopa are chosen as the direct representatives of the chapters. On 
every hand college corporations are disavowing much of the old respon-. 
^ility for the peisonal conduct and moral training of students, and the 
firatemities arc left as the sole efficient and stable centers of student or- 
ganization. The time is apparently at hand when 'college govern- 
ment ' is to be largely changed into * student government,* and it is in 
meeting this, their new responsibility, that the fraternities have taken 
upon themselves that intense activity which has marked the past five 
years." — Hon. Stewart L. Woodford, in Delta Kappa Epsilon Quarterly ^ 
Vol. II, No. 2. 

♦ • • " the means of organizing chapter work and making its 
effect continuous and lasting, furnished only by an establishment com- 
plete in its appointments, which, as temple, or, better yet, as chapter- 
■ house, shall be the fixed and .become the venerable home of the chap- 
ter. The very idea of stability and dignity which, among students, at- 
taches to the well-ordered home of a Greek chapter, gives it a standing 
and character which enables it at once to be independent and select in 
its elections, and, within the walls, to enforce a high ideal upon its initi- 
ates. As time passes, the lengthening series of records, the orderly col- 
lection of unique and quaint relics, the library every year more com- 
plete and valuable, the chapter-hall each commencement more richly 
adorned by the generosity of the class which leaves, all become so 
many matters of which each member is rightly proud, to do his part in 
the growth of which each is properly zealous. * • ♦ Chapter tra- 
ditions grow stronger and purer, chapter customs become settled and 
respected, and the aggregate of chapter associations takes upon itself 
a definite form. • • • The continuity of chapter existence is won- 
derfully strengthened. The graduate returning to his Alma Mater must 
find new faces ; but could he sit in the old hall, rest in his old college 
home, join in the old songs and take part in the old ritual, he would 
soon be a stranger, not so much to the band of youth about him, as to 
himself, in his mature form. And though located far from his college, 
knowing that in the old chapter homestead are being repeated his own 
experiences, the chapter will remain to him a vivid reality, in which he 
has a permanent interest, to which he feels a personal obligation;" — 
Editorial " Graduate Relations," Delta Kappa Epsilon Quarterly, Vol. 
I. No. 2. 

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of young men. in a university like this, are given a piece of property, 
a house, its surroundings, its reputation, which, for the time being, is 
their own, for which they are responsible, in which they take pride, 
they will treat it carefully, lovingly, because the honor of the society 
they love is JMjund up in it. • ♦ • And this feeling extends not 
only to the mere structure, but to the atmosphere of the house — to its 
reputation. This, to my mind, as a college officer interested in the 
<levelopment here of one of the great universities of the country, is that 
which mainly leads me to rejoice in an action like this, and to hope 
that the sister societies of Psi Upsilon, as well as other groups of stu- 
dents, may urge on the erection of houses similar in character, and may 
Heaven bless each an<l all of them i • • • This house, judging 
from the plan of its architect, will be a * house beautiful' from the 
moment of its creation. But it ought to grow more and more attract- 
ive as time goes on. The colleges and halls of the old English univer- 
sities were beautiful when the mason and the carpenter and the sculp- 
tor and the glass-stainer had just finished their work ; but for more 
beautiful are they to-day, now that generation after generation have' 
left upon them the evidences of their living thought. Of such evi- 
dences are paintings, busts, engravings — here a bit of carving, there a 
stained window; here a noble chimney-piece, there a richly decorated 
ceiling, until these buildings have become living things, embodying the 
living thoughts and affections of students from age to age. Even in 
our own country this has begun. At one of our sister colleges, two or 
three years since, the I^resident kindly took me with him to the public 
receptions given at commencement in three or four of the society 
houses. I remember being especially struck with one of them (it was 
in the chapter-house of the Kappa Alpha at Williams College), with a 
beautiful chimney piece, placed there in loving memory of a member of 
the fraternity who had died before the completion of his college course. 
It was a beautiful memorial and will add a charm to the building for- 
ever. • • • ^^'hat has given to the educated men of England and 
Germany that peculiar ripeness of culture, with depth of feeling and 
thought ? * ♦ • Not, I think, what has been obtained in lecture- 
room or recitation-room so much as in these surroundings, which sug- 
gest deep and quiet reflections — these accretions of historic interest, 
these embodiments of tender sentiment. I am aware that it may be 
urged that such establishments may engender cliquishness, narrowness, 
the substitution of a feeling of attachment to the house and its inmates. 





for devotion to the interests of the entire university and of good fellow- 
ship with all of its students. Such has not been the result." — President 
Andrew D. White's address at laying corner-stone of Psi Upsilon house, 
Cornell University, May, 1884. 

" Everything which gives a permanent character to the chapter, which 
prolongs the influence of its best men, must be carefully cultivated." 

The student of education in this country may be pardoned for look- 
ing back with a self-congratulation verging on impatience upon the 
deep ruts into which more than one of our colleges had fallen some 
fifty years ago. There were rare scholars in those days ; men of fine 
personal talents and laborious research ; but genuine teachers of youth, 
who struck the spark of enthusiasm with all whom they came in con- 
tact, were fewer than now, because preceptors of tliis type of genius 
cannot be hampered by playing the police to their pupils, or seeking 
to pound ideas into their heads ; and with a messwork of such espi- 
onage our older institutions were sorely afflicted at the time of which 
we write. The colleges turned out a good many first-class " digs," and 
some who were not "digs" were also turned out! A cast-iron cur- 
riculum, exercises conducted in cramped and foul recitation-rooms, in 
winter began before the dawn of day, in freezing cold ; " tenement dor- 
mitories, a barbaric " commons," where coarse food was ** bolted ; " 
absence of all athletic sports, and even of sufficient outdoor exercise ; 
utter ignorance of the methods used and the events transpiring at 
neighboring colleges ; no student press to ventilate reforms impera- 
tively demanded ; no gladsome glees to invest the grim classic shades 
with the glamour of legitimate romance — such glaring defects must 
necessarily have stamped themselves indelibly upon former generations 
of American students. If some products of this extraordinary system, 
—disciplinary, so-called — attained the proportions of robust and 
splendid manhood, still they did so rather by self-ordained exercise of 
their individual talents than by any inspiring and comprehensive train- 
ing which they received at Alma Mater. The picture, undoubtedly, 
has its lights as well as its shades ; but it was after all a bleak college 
horizon upon which the genial sun of the fraternity system shed its first 
feeble beams now a full half century ago. 

To be frank, all the Greeks' later ideals were then undreamed. No 
wild enthusiast prophesied such a picture for the system as is now its 
present. In making their struggle with the ancicn regime^ they were 
drawn the closer together ; temporary intimacy begat the desire for 

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lasting and close co-operation ; such ambitions made possible and 
developed their own opportunities. 

With the necessar}' data in hand, the genesis of the society home — 
from garret to mansion — is not difficult to trace. Each rendezvous—* 
college-donnitor}', hotel-parlor, even fence-rail* — was, in a certain sense,, 
the natural and suitable one for a chapter, at a given epoch in its his- 
tory. The new forces which it was constantly gathering to itself crea- 
ted new needs. Xo better proof can be had of the strength of a fira- 
temity or a chapter than whether it evinced an inclination early in its 
history to own property and to keep adding to that property, every 
well-established young chapter saw that to own one would soon be* 
imperative to its fullest development. 

The significant point about the present fi-atemity system is not that 
it is common to so many colleges, or that it professes to confer great 
advantages on its members in the way of literary drill (for the old 
debating unions did that), but that it binds its members together on 
terms of such true intimacy, it subjects them all to such a constant and 
thorough discipline, it establishes such an esprit de corps between them^ 
that their relationship becomes, not a minor item, but by far the 
greatest, or as has truly been said, the " aggregate " of the social side 
of their college life, and this cannot possibly help affecting, to a very 
marked degree, be it for better or for worse, the prosperity of the col- 
lege itsdf. And it is pre-eminently the society house, owned and 
directed by the students themselves, which renders this relationship pos- 
sible. More than anything else, more than all else combined, it em- 
bodies the ideals of this unique system, demonstrates its practicability,, 
shows its progress, suggests its future, exhibits its visible relationship to 
college government. In studying the permanent homes which they 
have made for themselves, one gets at the very kernel or gist of the so- 
called Greek-letter system. Considering the wide proportions to which 
the foremost of the fraternities have already reached, the deliberate,, 
energetic and far-reaching plans which they have formed for increased 
activities in the future, the direct relation to a college conununity 
which they now bear by reason of their landed proprietorship,* no- 
student of American education who is without prejudice and desires to 
keep fully abreast of the times, can fail to inform himself as accurately 

* Several college corporations have, within the past year or two, granted clu^>> 
ters permission to build on the college grounds. In some instances the coUege* 
authorities have requested the chapters to do so. 

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and as flilly as possible on the history of these society homes. We 
need scarcely add, that no fraternity or chapter which aspires to be and 
to be thought a coadjutor in this grand inarch forward, for the promo- 
tion of college friendship, the elevation of morals, the advance of cul- 
ture, the broadening of liberal education, can hesitate for a moment 
to throw itself, mind and bo<ly, with all the enthusiasm of youth, in 
favor of building, at the earliest practicable moment, worthy homes for 
the altars of their vital interests — realizing that these homes are the 
very essence and aroma of fraternity life. 

Further investigation of the subject leads first to a brief summary of 
the different types of firaternity buildings now existing; next to compari- 
son of their merits, with a few suggestions as to the home a chapter 
shotild strive to build, and how the funds should be provided. 

Acquainted and in sympathy with the extraordinary results which 
sprang from the art, no warm-hearted man will fail to yield sponta- 
neous praise to the originality, the courage, the patience, the hard- 
earned success of those boys of the Lambda chapter of Delta Kappa 
Epsilon of Kenyon College, who, in 1855, went into the Ohio forest 
and reared the famous " log-cabin," the first and most unique lodge 
ever owned by a college chapter. 

It was left to the mother chapter of Delta Kappa Epsilon, at Yale, 
in 1 86 1, to perfect an appropriate and feasible type of fi"atemity build- 
ing for all colleges, to rear it in durable materials, and to furnish it 
with complete appointments; in appearance, a well-proportioned 
Greek temple, whose interior plan provided an assembly room for 
grand occasions, a smaller hall for ordinary meetings, facilities for dram- 
atic entertainments and banquet festivities, space for the preservation 
of archives and the storage of relics. I'his type of building has since 
been frequently elaborated, but not essentially improved upon, except 
in point of size. Other temples, which bear a strong family resemblance 
have been built by the chapters of Delta Kappa Epsilon at Michigan 
and Madison Universities. The Delta Psi temple, or chapel,* at 
Trinity College, Hartford, is exceedingly graceful in appearance, 
splendidly constructed of stone, and may be considered the ultimatum 
in this direction. 

The next step, to the chapter house, where the students belonging to 
the chapter room, and, in some cases, board, was a long and very im- 

* Cost of the building was nearly $35,000. 


portant one, in its consequences. The Tri- Kappa (local) fraternity of 
Dartmouth College is said to have had the honor of first exemplifying 
this system, in i860. The chapter of the Sigma Phi at Williams Col- 
lege "bought its first house," writes a member of thefratemit)', " nearly 
twenty-five years ago." But speaking generally, until within the past 
fifteen years the movement of the fraternities toward settling them- 
selves in homesteads was sluggish and irregular, and the past five yeais 
have witnessed a more rapid and satisfactor)' progress toward the solu- 
tion of this problem than the total period of their existence preceding. 
Here must be noted a fact which should constantly be uppermost in the 
mind of a student of the fraternity system, viz., these innovations but 
faintly suggested the future which they produced. Much was at once 
gained by bringing the chapter members into a closer daily relationship 
with one another at every point of their college lives. But much was 
also lost, or endangered. Most of the houses first rented, or bought, 
and occupied by chapters; were very ordinary dwellings, usually some- 
what out of repair, and possessing none of the attractive individuality, 
the proper seclusion, the necessary facilities for the display of objects of 
historic interest to the members, but to them alone, characteristic of the 
new, comfortable, and secure buildings constructed especially for this 
purpose ; Moreover, chapter work was too often, amid distracting sur- 
roundings, reduced to a minimum. In most of these former dwellings 
converted into society houses, the lodge-room was confined to an ob- 
scure comer, and its exercises regarded as a minor affair. In this way 
fraternity traditions, di;ill, development, would be daily vanishing into 
thin air, while the chapter, unconscious of any dereliction on its part, 
might be growing all the time more prosperous as a club of young gen- 
tlemen of congenial tastes, living together in pleasant surroundings. 
Although the past year has been unprecedented in the annals of the 
system for the erection of fine houses and the gathering together of re- 
sources for similar enterprises, there is reason to believe a well-grounded 
conservatism pervades the fraternity world to-day, against doing what 
cannot readily be undone, until intelligent discussion and sufficient ex- 
periment have proved exactly what the best and lasting society home 
will be. In short, the building of these homesteads may be expected 
to wax largely instead of waning, just as soon as the above conditions 
are admitted to be fulfilled. In view of these facts, it may be worth 
while to consider a little more in detail what the best specimens of 
of these buildings are, and if they may be improved upon. 


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A majority of the houses are built of wood, a fair proportion of them 
are of brick, and five are solidly constructed of stone. All are two or 
more stones in height, most have made ample provision for broad 
verandas and comfortable bow-windows. In shape they vary from the 
spreading cottage, designed pre-eminently for comfort, such as the 
Delta Kappa Epsilon at Williamstown, to the imposing mansion with 
towers, owned by Psi Upsilion* at Ann Arbor ; from the ordinar}' 
city block house transformed into the appearance of a society lodge 
by the addition of stone ornaments and emblems to its front, success- 
fully employed at Columbia and Wesleyan, to the suburban villa 
with many gables and chimneys, chosen at Cornell. Some of these 
homesteads are almost lavish in their cost and are very complete in 
their appointments, such as the new Sigma Phi f house at WiUiams- 
town, and the new Chi Psi} house at Amherst. Others please by a 
lack of pretence, perfect good taste and the convenience of their 
internal arrangements, as the Kappa Alpha§ of Williams, and the Phi 
Nu Theta || of Wesleyan. While still others, as the Phi Kappa Psi** 
of Pennsylvania College, though costing' far less, are gems in their 
way. These may be taken as the best types of recent fraternity 
architecture ; though nearly all of the houses have some one or more 

*It is neo-Gothic in style ; faces the University grounds ; the material is brick, 
with terra cotta and stone trimmings. The main hall is nine feet wide ; on the 
right a reception room (17x22 ft,), on the left a library (16x24 f^O' There are sleep- 
ing rooms for twenty-two students, and a basement dining-hall. The lodge-room is 
on the third story. Cost about $20,000. 

t The house faces the main street of the village. The materials are brick, with 
granite foundations. The first floor contains a square hall (16 ft.), club-room (32X 
16 ft.), four studies 17x12 ft. each), with small bedronms attached. The second 
floor includes reception and lodge-rooms. The j)remises cost nearly $50,000. 

tXhe building is situated near College Hall. The style suggests the Colonial ; 
first floor dap-boarded, shingled above. On the right of the front hall (13X 26 ft.), 
is a reading-room (17 ft. sq.) There are front and rear parlors; the former has a 
large bay window. The rear hall is 2ix9rt.; the lodge-room (28x19 f^O »** secured 
by a secret passage. The upi)er atories accommodate fourteen students with studies 
and bedrooms. The wood-work is cherry and butternut. 

$ )t fronts Field Park. The studies, bedrooms and library are below, assembly 
and lodge-rooms above. The first story is built of brick, with granite foundation 
and trimmings; the second story and cu(K)la, of wood; cost, alx)ut $15,000. 

|This establishment has a dining-room and studies, but no dormitory. Several of 
^e rooms are used exclusively for society purposes. Cost $18,000. 

** Cost, $3,000; stone, granite; interior, wood-work, (quartered oak. 

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(.ommcndable features, as the Alph Delta Phi at Williams, solidity, 
and at Ann Arbor, space ; Ciii Psi at Hamilton, a charming situation ; 
Delta Kajjpa Plpsilon at Wesleyan, comfort : Psi Upsilon at Cornell, 

In their internal arrangements and funiisliings these lodges differ as- 
radicaily as in external appearance. Some are severely plain, not to 
say si'.tibby ; others are, in student pl'irase, ** regardless; " most parallel 
ordinary college rooms at the larger colleges. The generosity of 
depart! n;^ members wiio wish to leave some of their effects to the 
chapter, often gives its best rooms an incongruity of decoration, which 
is severely to be deprecated from an artistic standpoint. There are 
pleasing exceptifjns, in several of the model lodges just mentioned^ 
which were evidently completely furnished at one time, and by con- 
noisseurs. Among the few notable rooms, the most conspicuous are 
the lodge-rooms of the Columbia and Trinity College Chapters of the 
Delta Psi, finished, respectively, in Egyptian with designs imported ■ 
from Thebes, and pure Gothic, vaulted. By far the most satistactoty 
artistic feature about any of the houses is a system of memorials to 
deceasc'l members, recently introduced into several of the newer 
lorlges. The list so far includes, noticeably, a large fire-place and 
memorial windows, by the deceased Princeton Chapter, in the new 
Sigma Phi house at Williams ; a carved mantel and several beautiful 
emblematic stained-glass windows, by relatives of deceased members of 
the Kapi>a Alpha, at Williams; a similar tribute, from a father for his son, 
in the Phi Kappa Psi lodge at Gettysburg, and a handsome stone 
porch and balcony in the Alpha Delta Phi house at Williamstown, for 
a deceased undergraduate, by his family and chapter-mates. Indeed, 
the tasteful stone lodge of the latter fraternity, erected at Hamilton 
College some years ago, is named the Samuel Eels Memorial Hall, m 
honor of the estimable founder of the chapter and fraternity ; and the 
magnificent Delta Psi Lodge at Hartford, perhaps the most perfect, in 
its way, of any yet completed by the fraternities, was the gift of a. 
graduate member, though not bearing his name. 

The uses and the opportunities of such memorials bear emphasizing. 
They serve not only to venerate the dead, but to inspire the living. 
The intellectual and moral atmosphere of any lodge where they 
abound will thereby be rendered the nobler and purer. American 
college students love to live over again the struggles and victories of 
those who have worn the same harness. The boy-hero who yielded 



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^is life for his patriotism ; the brillant scholar, bidding fair to make a 
great name for himself and his college ; the youthful philanthropist 
whose life was pure and iragrant with the record of generous deeds ; 
these and other young leaders, whose lives have been cut short in the 
pride of their dawning strength and usefulness, may speak to all who 
follow them in the vows of manly friendship and unselfish co-operation. 
Here, in scenes which were dear to them, though being dead, they 
may live again in influence — more surely, more practically, more hon- 
orably than by costly monuments. There is inspiration in the thought 
that the day is not far distant when the scope and usefulness of this 
manner of honoring their beloved dead may be favorably known to 
patrons of liberal education throughout this country ; when each im- 
portant chapter of every worthy fraternity will eventually abound in 
memorials, either those described, or libraries, portraits, tablets, and 
the many less costly contributions within the range of these sugges- 

To subject this class of buildings to technical criticism would be an 
ungracious as well as a fruitless task, for many have been confessedly 
experiments, and most are the result of limited and hard-won funds. 
Nevertheless, it may be useful to know that the radical defect of most, 
externally, is their fickleness to any legitimate type of architecture. 
Not a few of their " finest features " seem to be put there purely for 
display or to attract attention. Probably this arises fully as much from 
the eagerness of young members to have their house planned wholly 
by their chapter or fraternity, as from lack of means to pay the bills of 
a first-class architect. To seek the advice and employ the services 
of one of the brothers in the bond, is, of course, highly desirable when 
he is a competent workman. Some of the finest society houses extant 
arc the result of such a combination of professional skill with fraternity 
experience and enthusiasm. But on the other hand, several of the 
most unsightly and inconvenient buildings of their class, though costing 
enough to be perfectly satisfactory, have been perpetrated by the 
chapter accepting the plans of some young architect of their own, with 
the best intentions, who did in an evening with his pencil what the 
chapter may have to regret for half a century. To give to fraternity 
buildings the individuality which each should possess, to render them 
convenient inside as well as handsome in appearance, to know just 
where to economize, and where not to, needs the services of the very 
^est architect whom the chapter can afford to hire. 

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Of late years it has come in vogue to decorate the exterior of lodges '' 
with emblems, such as fraternity letters or monograms in stone, ozna- 
mental transoms, etc. Such devices, though pretty in themselves, are 
but the " guinea stamp ;" they do not suffice to give a lodge that air 
of individuality, as belonging to a college fraternity, which so especi- 
ally becomes it as appropiate, whether large or small, costly or inex- 
pensive, and increases the affection of its members. The only way 
to be sure of the desired result is to make the whole building conform 
to a well-defined plan. 

A small proportion of the buildings have enough land about them 
to do justice to their merits, to affort recreation to their members, and 
for further additions in the lapse of years. A convenient site is o 
advantage, but space is more desirable than show, and there are good 
reasons for preferring a central position in the vicinity of the college 
buildings to one directly on the campus. 

Few of the chapters have paid sufficient attention to the number 
and sequence of rooms which belong to the members in common, as 
lodge-room, banquet-hall, library, smoking-room, etc. These should 
be planned not merely with reference to under-graduate membership, 
but make ample provision for occasional re-unions of large numbers of 
the alumni. One good room at a time, conforming to some general 
plan, well laid out in advance, will be found more lastingly useful by a 
chapter than a whole suit of pretty little apartments, which >vill have 
to be discarded just as soon as the chapter attains its mature growth. 

Too often has the dignity and character of the best rooms been 
sacrificed to secure a " pretty " effect, and a few studies and bedrooms 
of a lodge been made " show rooms," intended to eclipse those in the 
college dormitories or rival societies. This is strangely out of place in 
any fraternity which encourages democracy. The presence of bed- 
rooms and studies in the lodge is now a legitimate and prominent 
feature of society life at most colleges. Nevertheless, they should not 
be allowed to intrude themselves. The true scholar does not need or 
wish luxurious surroundings, but prefers comfort and retirement. Ta 
these reasons for divorcing the dormitory and the social features of the 
chapter may be added a third still more convincing, viz., that if a few 
choice suites absorb all the space and money, the chapter cannot accom- 
modate at one time all the members who desire to dwell within its 
walls, and from this deprivation, according to the best authorities on 
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young scholars should endeavor to remember, in the spirit of Euripides, 
that their rooms will not make them famous, but they can render their 
rooms so. 

The ideal chapter house will doubtless differ largely according to 
the precepts of the fraternity which it represents, and the canons of in- 
dividual taste ; but from the defects in existing homes may be deduced 
a few axioms governing first-class fraternity homesteads of the future ; 
ample grounds, conveniently but not obtrusively situated ; an appear- 
ance of individuality, but correct architecturally ; materials, stone or 
the best brick, with hard-wood interior finishings ; sufficient rooms for 
ordmary society purposes, and ample space for the entertainment of 
all graduates who can be induced to return to Commencement or other 
re-unions ; plain but comfortable bedrooms and studies for all members 
who wish to room in the lodge. 

Thirty years ago Delta Kappa Epsilon set the example to the frater- 
nity world of chapters owning their lodges. For years many of its 
chapters have been accumulating building funds, but with advice of their 
elder alumni, have wisely refrained from beginning operations till all 
conditions were satisfactory, at least until some one type of house had 
proved itself preferable to the others. And now our old and strong 
Sigma at Amherst sets her sisters a worthy example, in beginning what 
promises to be in many respects a model lodge, according to the 
standard here discussed ; which is surrounded by spacious grounds ; 
will be seen through a vista of grand old trees and beautiful shrubbery ; 
will command an eligible site ; will present in its temple spacious and 
well-proportioned rooms for society purposes, and separately (perhaps 
eventually forming a hollow square, or small court), a series of comfor- 
table bed-rooms and studies, the kitchen, if one is used, storerooms, 
etc., the whole not imsuggestive of some features of scholastic and 
baronial establishments, where a chapel or castle was the center of the 
group of buildings mutually supplementing each other. The main plan 
easily adapts itself to a great variety of circumstances, and may be 
added to indefinitely without presenting apatched-up appearance. 
One feature — e. g,y the tower — might be common to all the chapters. 
At all events, it is intended that a portion of every Delta Kappa 
Epsilon building of the future shall be constructed with especial refer- 
ence to preservation of the most valuable archives. The tower, 
besides being a thing of beauty itself, and of classic origin, is especially 
adapted for this purpose ; for the insertion of fraternity and chapter 

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arms in carved stone work, a chime of bells, the display of the chapter, 
fraternity, college or national flags on appropriate occasions, the train- 
ing u]) of vines, and many other such details which would serve to 
add charm to the premises. While for interior decorations, no other 
plan affords such wide and approjmate scope for escutcheons, friezes, 
arches and muUioned windows, and the many other artistic effects 
already otitlined in these pages, and above all the noble and hospitable 
chimney piece. 

That the present writer has not ignored the peculiar difficulties in 
fund-raising and house-building by chapters whose alumni are num- 
bered by the tens instead of the hundreds, as with Phi and Alpha, may 
best be proved by closing this article with a few practical thoughts on- 
this subject, which, it is believed, express not merely the author's 
opinions, but illustrate the policy of Delta Kappa Epsilon as at present 

For a chapter that has a graduate body, say, of four times its active 
membership, the question should have no terrors. Enough funds 
should be collected to secure the site and ensure that the premises, 
when completed so as to be occupied, shall be at least one-fourth paid 
for. This does not mean that the building as at first used shall be com- 
plete in every detail of the plan adopted. It is an easy matter for an 
architect to plan a building which, when completed, will cost, say, 
$20,000, which for $12,000 or $15,000 can be erected so as to be com- 
fortably used, and, without alteration, can be added to till the plan is 
realized. Expensive additions — extra verandas, carv^ing m relief, carry- 
ing up tower, etc., etc. — can safely be left to the liberality of individuals 
and the future enterprise of the chapter, when free of debt. To get the 
strictly necessary structure well planned, thoroughly built, and paid for, 
are the things needful first. Nothing does more to create confidence 
and enthusiasm among the alumni, for the accomplishment of these 
ends, than the possession of the best possible site, for the purpose for 
which it is to be used. Having secured such a site, under competent 
advice from the oldest and most influential members of the chapter, 
and having collected funds, say to one-third of the value of the premises 
when ready to be comfortably used, let the chapter have the lot deeded 
to the corporation of its alumni. This corporation can mortgage the 
lot to trustees to secure bonds for the remainder of the funds necessary, 
in denominations, say, of $100, $50, $25, $10. These bonds should be 
payable " on or before *' a certain date, and draw a low rate of interest- 


If properly prepared, there should be no difiiculty in placing all of 
^hese bonds among graduates of the chapter or other Delta Kappa 
Epsilons. The real security is good, and the enterprise is a common 
one, of mutual advantage to those who build and occuj^y the home- 
stead and those who loan the money. Relieved of rent, and in the 
enjoyment of the advantages which the new establishment would give? 
the income from rented rooms and ordinary chapter dues should easily 
meet interest on the bonds and ordinary running exi)enses, and provide 
a small surplus besides toward the sinking-fund. Probably this fund 
will not grow fast enough if left to itself. It should be increased each 
year by the zealous efforts of the chapter and individual members, 
working quietly but persistently, among the most influential alumni or 
other friends of the chapter. I Jut care must be taken not to make 
Commencement or other re-unions distasteful to the body of alumni 
present by dunning them ; otherwise the most active canvassers may 
only defeat their own ends. It is freely admitted, however, that per- 
sonal appeal is far more advantageous than circulars. A reasonable 
debt, well managed, is not necessarily a disgrace or burden to a faith- 
ful chapter, provided the undergraduates work under the supervision 
and with the co-operation of a local committee of graduates, who hold 
them to strict business methods and responsibilities. The principal of 
the indebtedness will surely be cancelled without difficulty, and probably 
in a surprisingly short time, provided the right means are adopted for 
meeting the interest. But extravagance of any kind, either of outward 
show or luxurious furnishings, or expensive entertaiments — at all times 
to be deprecated in college lodges — is especially deplorable in chapters 
which are not free from debt. 

An objection has been raised against graduate contributions to the 
building of chapter houses, not on the score of such investments being 
unsafe in any way (for the esprit tk corps of any fu'st-class fraternity 
would render the defaulting of its bonds an impossibility), but because 
the first-class chapter house, possessed of fine dormitories and similar 
advantages, might ultimately attract some men there for the unworthy 
object of cheapening or saving their lodging anil board. The argument 
has some force in the abstract (practically, there would be extremely 
few cases in which the chapter would be deceived into receiving such 
men) but the danger is one which can be easily guarded against. 
Under the plan outlined above, ordinarily a period of some years 
would elapse before the original jiremises would be comj^letely paid 



for, added to, perfected, and decorated. Nevertheless, that would 
seem to be a reasonable and a creditable provision in the terms for the 
building of Delta Kappa Epsilon houses, which should assure each 
donor that his benefaction would never be perverted into a charitable 
institution. To meet this it has been suggested that the chapter occupy 
the premises under an agreement with the chapter corporation to ren- 
der a perpetual ground rent of moderate amount, which (after there ■ 
shall no longer be interest or principal upon the premises to naeet) shall 
be appropriated, say one-half to permanent improvements of the prem- 
ises, to be applied at discretion of the chapter corporation, and the 
remainder to the maintenance of a college scholarship, open to all 
competitors, for excellence in some one of the departments of general 
culture of the institution at which the chapter is situated. While 
other plans may be matured, it is clear that the one named meets 
squarely the weightiest objections which have been raised to the build- 
ing of chapter homesteads ; that it would connect the chapter in a 
most honorable way with the institution to whose usefulness it is, and 
hopes to be, increasingly auxiliary ; and that it would add to the 
other laudible inducements for graduate contributions to chapters, 
the weighty consideration that they would thereby ultimately be 
benefiting Alma Mater. Once in operation the chapter or chapters 
showing such wise generosity would gain so noted a prestige that 
they would be sure to be quickly imitated by others in the same 
fraternity, and, possibly, other fraternities, to the subsequent very posi- 
tive advantage of the institution thus affected, and the lasting credit of 
the Greek system. — Abridged from the Delta Kappa Epsilon Quarterly^ 


N. M. ISHAM, BROWN, '86. 

Shun me not, I pray thee, Maiden, 
Though thou see'st my hairs are gray. 

Scorn my love not, though thou bloomest 
In youth's beauty proud and gay ! 

Even in the festal garlands 
See how fair the lilly shows, 

When its purest white is mated 
With the crimson of the rose ! 

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The Camping Association offers a pleasant opportunity to dispose of 
three weeks of the summer vacation. 

Marietta College receives $30,000 in cash and one fifth of the 
residue of the estate of the late Cornelius B. Erwin, Esq., of New 
Britain, Conn. 

Biographical notes concerning some of the Williams and Union 
Alumni, which did not arrive in time for insertion in the Quinquennial 
Catalogue, will be found among the Alumni notes in this and the July 

The sixth annual meeting of the Delta Upsilon Camping Association 
will open the first week in August, »''nd continue for three weeks, at Shelter 
Island, Long Island, N. Y. A circular giving full information as to 
means of access, equipment required, expenses, etc. will be sent upon 
application to Fred. Crossett, S^ Cedar Street, New York. 

At the first annual meeting, held May 30, of the New York State 
Inter*collegiate Athletic Association, which comprises Cornell, Hamil- 
ton, Hobart, Rochester, Syracuse, and Union colleges. Delta U. men 
took one-third of the first prizes. C. S. Van Auken, Hamilton, *S6y 
took putting the shot and throwing the ball ; J. S. Bovingdon, Syra- 
cuse, '87, the mile walk; W. P. Landon, Union, *SG, the pole vault; 
and F. T. Howard, Cornell, *S6, the two-mile bicycle race. 


To the Delta Upsilon Quarterly , 

It becoming known at the last Convention that I was soon to start 
for Japan en route to Corea, first one and then another would step up 
and tell me of some brother Delta U. who was in Japan, and of course 
I determined to look them up. Turning to the residence directory in 
the new catalogue I discovered that I was the seventh Delta U. in 
Japan, and thus had the honor of making up the " complete number " 
of our brotherhood here. 

As there were so many of us a good old time Delta U. supper was 
thought to be not out of place, and at the invitation of brother Martin 
N. Wyckoff, Rutgers '72, on the evening of Monday February 2, we 
assembled at his house. 



Brothers Otis Gary, of Amherst, '71 and William C. Kitchen, of 
Syracuse, 82 ; being stationed some distance from Tokio it was im- 
possible to get word to them in time, so we were obliged to meet with- 
out them. Always ready for the good things, and in fact always in a 
hurry for them, I would have been the first on hand, had I not stopped 
for Brother Henry Loomis of Hamilton/ 66. In a little while, however, 
we were all there and soon had seated ourselves around Brother 
Wyckoft's hospitable and well-laden board, with himself at one end and 
his charming and genial wife at the other, who, by the way, is almost as 
stanch a Delta U. as himself, and made us all begin seriously to doubt 
the wisdom of that Convention which it is reported refused a Delta U. 
chapter to Vassar. 

Five chapters were represented at this, I believe, the first Delta U. 
supper held in the **Land of the Rising Sun." 

The Rev. Henry Loomis, the father of us all, we might say, repre- 
sented Hamilton ; Brother Wyckoff, next in years and our host, did 
the honors for Rutgers ; Professor Riokichi Yatabe, our Japanese 
brother, spoke well for Cornell and the class of '76 ; Dr. Henry AV. 
Swartz, our physician and the youngest of us all, being of the class of 
' 84, held up the banner of Syracuse ; and I, the latest arrival, upon 
Japanese soil, and the most ignorant of all, as I did not know a word of 
Japanese, tried not to throw discredit upon the New York chapter and 
the class of '81. We all did justice to the good things provided, and, ad- 
journing to the parlor, stayed till a late hour hearing and telling inci- 
dents in connection with our college life and Delta U., rene>\'ing and 
strengthening the already strong ties that bind us to our Brotherhood, 
discussing the feasibility and advisability of a chapter in the Imperial 
University of Japan, and rejoicing one and all in the new Song-book 
QUARTERLY, the accounts of the Semi-centennial Convention, and the 
Quinquennial Catalogue ; all of which unite in proving to us that in 
spiteof the fifty years of combined opposition by the other societies 
Delta Upsilon has to-day attained the first place among the college 

We closed this pleasant reunion with some good, hearty songs to our 
Fraternity and hoping to start a graduate chapter in Japan at no dis- 
tant date. 

Fraternally yours, 

Horace G. Underwood. 
ToKio, Japan, February 16, 1885. 

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The second annual banquet of the New England Club of Delta 
XJpsilon was held at Young's Hotel, Boston, Friday, March 20. 
The Rev. Orrin P. Gifford, Brown, '74, the toastmaster of the New 
York banquet at Delmonico's, in December last, presided. At the 
business meeting the following ofticers were elected for the ensuing 

President — Prof Borden P. Bowne, New York, '71. 

Vice-President — E. Benjamin Andrews, Brown, '70. 

Secretary and Treasurer — George F. Bean, Brown, '8i. 

Executive Commit fee. 

The Rev. O. P. Gifford, Brown, '74. 

The Rev. Dr. Samuel E. Herrick, Amherst, '59. 

Charles B. Wheelock, Cornell, '76. 

Caleb B. Frye, Colby, '80. 

Dr. David Thayer, Union, ^40. 

Victor C. Alderson, Harvard, '85. 

Henry Randall Waite, Hamilton, '68. 

Edward C. Means, Marietta, '85. 

William V. Kellen, Esq., Brown, '72. 

After the banquet proper, when the post prandial speeches were in 
order the toast-master first called on Dr. David Thayer, Union, '40, 
to respond for the medical profession. Professor Bowne then followed 
with a plea for the classics. All liberal education, he said, rests on 
the assumption that we do not live by bread alone. Our minds have 
more than material interests, so that the aim of a liberal education is 
to furnish the mind with all that will best develop it. 

Professor E. Benjamin Andrews, Brown, '70, was next called on, 
and proved himself to be the orator of the evening. He pleasantly 
referred to Brother Waite as the Aposde Paul of Delta U. at Brown, 
for to him was due the success of forming the Brown chapter. 

The principles of Delta U., he urged, were high character, good 
scholarship, and a fraternal feeling apart from clique. 

Henry Randal Waite, Hamilton, '6Sy was introduced as a ** Ph.D. 
and President of the Massachusetts Institute of Civics." Just as 
Delta U. has benefited its own members and has raised all other 
fraternities to a higher plane, so he hoped this Institute of Civics 
' would purify politics, and place the discussion of political and social 
problems on a higher, better foundation. 

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Brother Waiters originality, however, was not exhausted by the 
exposition of so great a project, for he made a proposal, which was 
received with enthusiastic applause, that the ladies be invited to the 
next banquet. 

The following song, words by J. A. Hill, Harvard, '85, music by 
B. C. Henry, Harvard, *86, was then sung by a quartette from Har- 
vard, assisted in the chorus by all present : 

Brothers here in gladness meeting, 

Honoring the gold and blue. 
Give to all a kindly greeting. 

Loyal sons of Delta U. 
Join we now in mirth and laughter, 

Now unite in festal song. 
Memories of such scenes hereafter, 

Fondly shall we cherish long. 

We shall better our endeavor, 

To our country to be true. 
By our meeting here together. 

Valiant sons of Delta U. 
Strengthen then the tie that binds us, 

To this noblest Brotherhood. 
Ne'er may the world's rough contact find us 

With shattered faith in all that's good. 

In life's eager emulation. 

Freed from selfish love of gain, 
Justice for our strong foundation, 

Brothers may we still remain. 
But to-night in song and laughter, 

Bid we every care begone ; 
When life's struggle comes hereafter. 

We shall meet it brave and strong. 

William Shields Liscomb, Brown, '72, responded for the Alumni 
Association at Providence. Delta U., he said, began without ladies 
and without banquets, but had been obliged to call in both. He was 
proud to say that four of the Brown Faculty were Delta U. men, and 
the next president would probably be of the same stamp. Brother 
Burgess, Brown, 'S^, replied for the teachers, and was followed by J. 



A. Hill, Harvard, who said it was unfortunate to have the reputation 
of being a poet, without having poetic genius. Brother Hill's song, 
however, is better evidence of his ability than his own modest words. 
The prospect of having the girls at the next banquet sent a thrill 
through the hearts of every man in the baby chapter. The prospects 
of forming a chapter at the Harvard Annex, he said, were good. 

The Rev. E. E. Atkinson, Brown, 79, closed the speech-making with a 
bright and witty response to the toast of the " D. D ' s." An interest- 
ing discussion then followed on the question of inviting ladies to the 
next banquet. The general sentiment was in favor of such a meeting, 
and it was decided to have one next October, the arrangements for 
which were left to the executive committee. 

Secretary Bean then spoke of the advisability of supporting the club, 
not merely as a social organization but as a means of spreading Delta 
Upsilon sentiment and binding the brothers in closer fraternal union. 

Among the men present besides those mentioned above were Broth- 
ers Fuller, Greene, F. E. Kingsley, Deitrich, F. Brigham, Hardy, Bur- 
gess, F. H. Andrews, Frye, Means, Fisher, Gleason, Harrington, 
Bickford, Whittemore, Rolfe, Davis, Smith, Van Klenze, Hildreth, 
and many others. 

At a late hour the club dispersed, well pleased with their second suc- 
cessful banquet. 


George W. Yates, '85, is Vice-President of the Philologian Literary 
. Society. Charles B. Ames, '85, is Vice-President of the Philotechnian 

William R. Broughton, '87, is Vice-President of the College Lawn 
Tennis Association. 

Ellis J. Thomas is President, and Herbert M. Allen, Secretary, of *SS, 

Rush W. Kimball, '87, was one of the nine speakers of the Sopho- 
more class for moonlight appointments. 

Henry D. Wild, *SSy was a delegate to ihe Y. M. C. A. convention, 
held at Harvard last term. 

William Watson Ranney, '85, a recent initiate, was President of the 
Lyceum of Natural History, the first of the year. 

Charles B. Ames, George S. Duncan, and William W. Ranney, have 
received commencement appointments. 

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S. D. Warriner, 'SS, Montrose, Pa., became a member of Delta U.^ 
March 17. 

Robert A. Woods, '86, has been elected an editor of the Amherfk Stu- 

Edward Tirrell, '85, plays shortstop on the University nine. 

E. C. Whiting, '88, has been elected class historian. 

E. R. Utley, '85, and E. H. Whitehill, '87, are members of the Am- 
herst Glee Club. 

Charles F. Nichols, '85, is not back this term on account of trouble 
with his eyes. He expects to return in a few weeks. 

R. T. French, Jr. '84, was in town a few weeks ago. He accom- 
panied the Glee Club on their Western trip. 

Alonzo M. Murphey, '86, has been elected editor-in-chief of the Am- 
herst Student. 

Clarence M. Austin, '85, is one of the " fifteen " to speak for the Hyde 

Herbert G. Mank, is one of the eight Commencement speakers. 

Robert A. Woods, '86, was one of the Amherst delegates to the col- 
lege Y. M. C. A. convention held at Harvard. 

The "fifteens" chosen from the sophomore and ft-eshman classes as- 
the best declaimers to compete for the Kellogg prizes, have been an- 
nounced. Delta U is represented by Jones, '87, and Noyes, ^8%. 

G. G. Pond, '81, Instructor in Chemistry in Amherst, has gone to 
Germany, where he will spend a few months in study. Ptiine, *86^ 
accompanied him. 


Charles C. Stuart, '87, and J. D. Corwin, ^88, have been appointed 
to represent their respective classes in the prize speaking contest in 

The members of our chai)ter were entertained by Brother John P. 
Sawyer, '86, at his home, on Saturday evening, March 28. Our host 
has our most cordial thanks for the enjoyable evening which he gave 
us. Such marks of attention on the part of our alumni indicate a 
hearty interest in the welfare of the chapter and a true, loyal Delta U^ 

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George A. Wright, '87, was elected one of the delegates, to represent 
Adelbert in the Eighteenth Annual Convention of the State Young 
Men's Christian Association. 


Burleigh S. Annis, '85, has been elected president of the Colby Ath- 
letic Association. 

George R. Berry, '85, is president of the Young Men's Christian 

Elmer A. Ricker, '87, is secretary of the Colby Athletic Association. 

Horatio R. Dunhaip, '86, has been recently elected as Supervisor of 
Schools at Paris, Me., and principal of the Paris Academy. 

Addison JB. Lorimer, 'SSy has been elected class-poet. 

Charles S. Wilder, '86, is studying in the Bangor Theological Semi- 


Of the twelve men appointed to speak at the Sophomore exhibition^ 
Delta Upsilon has five men ; Alpha Delta Phi, three ; Delta Kappa 
Epsilon, two; Delta Psi, one; Psi Upsilon, none; Chi Psi, none; Neu- 
tral, one. Delta U. also congratulates herself on having the first two 
men in the class. 

The Rev. Dr. Pattison, of the Rochester Theological Seminary,, 
again entertained the active members of the chapter, and a few of the 
prominent Alumni at his pleasant home on Portsmouth Terrace, Thurs- 
day evening, May 7. The evening was spent in singing college songs 
and social intercourse, and was greatly enjoyed by all present. 

Fred. A. Race and Arthur L. Benedict head the sophomore class,, 
with averages of 9.74 and 9.56 respectively. 

Hiram P. Riddell, 'SS, has been compelled to leave college on account 
of poor health. 

Wallace S. Truesdell, *S6, has been elected corresponding secretary 
of the chapter for the coming year. Add? ^ss Box 387, Rochester, N. Y, 

Fred. E. Marble, '87, is the Rochester reporter of the New York 
I}a$fy Age, 

Charles H. Smith, '85, who has been organist of the Second Bap- 
tist Church of Rochester, during the past year, has been re-elected 
with an advance of salary. 

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Cassius M. Clark, Amherst, '84 (formerly Rochester), favored his old 
friends in Rochester with a >'isit during the spring vacation. He is 
now a teacher in Barnstable Academy, Barnstable, Mass. 

The polo team of Syracuse University have played two games at 
Rochester, with the polo team of the University of Rochester, the 
scores being 2 to 3, and i to 2, respectively, in favor of the University 
of Rochester. Brother A. M. York, '85, is manager of the Syracuse 

Of the six persons appointed from the Senior class of the Rochester 
Theological Seminar}', to speak at their commencement exercises, May 
Z4, three are Delta U.'s — F. N. Jewett, '81, A. S. Carman, '82, and 
D. J. Myers, '82. 


At the junior exhibition of Middlebury College, April 14, three of 
six speakers were Delta U.'s. Brothers Billings and Bail eycarried off 
first and second honors, respectively. 

H. L. Bailey, *86, is the new Editor-in-Chief of the UndergraduaU, 


Asa Wynkoop, '87, has been elected Vice-President of the Athletic 

T. W. Challen, '87, was appointed delegate to the State Convention 
of the Y. M. C. A., at Bordentown, N. J. 

Asa Wykoop and F. J. Sagendorph, '87, are studying Latin law under 
the instruction of Professor Shumway. 

George P. Morris, '^^, who sang second tenor on the College Glee 
Club, has resigned his position. It will be some time before this 
vacancy can be filled by a singer worthy to succeed Brother Morris. 

We are pleased to say that our Chapter is in a flourishing condition. 
We number sixteen, all of whom are eitceptionally active members and 
have a strong interest in the Fraternity. 


The Brown men that attended the banquet of the New England 
Association in Boston, in March, reported a thoroughly enjoyable occa- 
sion. We wish more of the New England Delta U.'s, and those farther 
away too, if possible, might arrange to be in Boston at these annual re- 
unions. We must not forget that we are members of something more 


than a local society. In order to realize to the fullest extent the ad- 
vantages of our Fraternity we need to associate more with the alumni 
.and undergraduates of the other Chapters. 

If any alumnus of the Fraternity can send us word of any good men 
who are expecting to enter Brown next year, we should be greatly obliged 
for such information. We are exceedingly careful as to the kind of men 
we take, and occasionally we have lost a good man simply because we 
had no reliable information as to his character and ability before he 
was pledged to some other society. 

Through the generosity of our alumni and to efforts of our active 
members, we expect soon to replace our ancient organ with a piano. 
The singing is one of the pleasantest features of our meetings. This 
year we have greatly missed the piano which Brother Gow, of '84, gave 
us the use of, while he was in college. 

The commencement honors at Brown are distributed according to 
scholarship. The first four in the class receive the four " honors " 
while besides these, nineteen others receive appointments. This year, 
of the seven Delta U. men in '85, Brother Everett has the First Honor, 
the Valedictory Oration, Brother French the Third Honor, the Classical 
Oration, and Brothers Barrows, Carter, and Skinner have received ap- 
pointments. The Alpha Belt's, with eight men in '85, have the second 
and fourth honors and one appointment. One of the two Delta Phi men 
in the class has an appointment. The Psi U.'s with four men and the 
" Dekes " with six, each receive two appointments. Beta Theta Pi, 
and Chi Phi, the only other fraternities having chapters here, have re- 
ceived no appointments this year. 


The Madison Chapter, during the past winter, has received several 
rich and beautiful gifts from its alumni and friends. These gifts are 
always in order, and are heartily appreciated by the boys. 

The lawn tennis grounds connected with the chapter house have 
recently been laid out anew. The game, which is popular here as 
•elsewhere, furnishes a convenient and healthy amusement for the mem- 
bers of the chapter. 

Most of our boys had the pleasure of meeting with the Delta 
Upsilon members of the Amherst College Glee Club, which gave a 
highly acceptable concert here February 14. 

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Four speakers are annually chosen from each of the three lower 
classes to compete for the Kingsford prizes at commencement. Two 
prizes are awarded in each class. Of the twelve speakers appointed 
this year, Delta Kappa Epsilon has three, Beta Theta Pi has one^ 
/Eonia (local) has three, and Delta U. has five. 

A pleasing variety has been given to our weekly literary meetings by 
enacting a scene or more from Shakespeare. Our attempts have been 
fairly successful. The boys take pleasure in acting their respective parts, 
and realize much benefit from the drill. 

Owen Cassidy, '87, will represent Delta Upsilon on the editorial 
board of the Madison annual, the Salmagundi, of next year. 

Fred A. Race, Rochester, '87, visited this chapter on his return to 
college at the dose of the spring vacation. 

Six members of the Senior class of Colgate Academy have chosen 
Delta Upsilon for their college home, and have pledged themselves to 
join her when they enter college. 

The public rooms of the chapter house, through the generosity of 
Marcus C. Allen, '81, have recently been papered, which contributes 
much to the cheerfulness and beauty of the interior. 


John S. Lyon, '86, has been^elected editor-in-chief of the University 
Quarterly, C. H. Roberts, ^Zd, isjalso elected an assistant editor. 

Charles H. Roberts, and J. Harker Brj'an, *86, have been elected 
into Phi Beta Kappa. 

George A. Minasian receives^fifth honor at commencement. 

Fred. Crossett, '84, is playing^on the Williamsburgh Athletic Club's 
lacrosse team, which has won the championship of the Metropolitan 
Lacrosse Association. 

Charles H. Roberts, '86, Alexander B. McKelvy, '87, and Harry E^ 
Schell, '87, are members of the ^University lacrosse team. Roberts 
is the captain of the team. 

Charles H. Lellman, Jr., '84, is in the Columbia Law School, class 
of '86. 


At the recent elections to Phi*Beta Kappa, Henry C. Olmsted/85, and 

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Charles H. Hull, '86, were elected. They are the only two of our 
men in the Latin literary courses whose members are eligible to Phi 
Beta Kappa. 

Charles H. Hull, '86, of last year's Sun board, has been elected as 
editor of the Review for the coming year. He is also secretary of the 
Students Guild, and a member of the Students Lecture Association. 

James E. Russell, '87, was one of the Sophomore Excursion Com- 

Edward Smith, '87, again represents the society on the ball nine, 
playing first base. 

George J. Tansey, ^ZZ^ accompanied the nine on its recent trip to 
the Eastern Colleges of the New York State Association. 

In '86 A. A. Packard is Vice-President, F. W. Shepard is Treasurer, 
and C. H. Hull is Secretary. 

At the Winter Meeting of the Athletic Association, E. L. Smith, '87, 
won the heavy weight sparring match; F. T. Howard, '86, gave an 
exhibition of fancy bicycle riding. 

Henry C. Olmsted, '85, is one of the Senior members of the 
Students Lecture Association. 

The name of George Montanye Marshall, '87, of Towanda, Pa., has 
recently been added to our roll. 

B. H. Fisher, '86; C. E. Curtis, '85, and F. W. Shepard, '^(^, of the 
Engineering course, accompany the Senior and Junior engineers on 
their two weeks* trip to Hammondsport, N. Y. 

F. S. Benedict, '85, was delegated by the chapter to represent it at 
the funeral of Brother Horace W. Kennedy, '74. 


On the evening of March 6, the chapter held its Ninth Annual Re- 
ception at Hotel Bums. Thirty couples were present, including 
several Syracuse alumni and visitors from the Hamilton and Harvard 
chapters. After a brief literary programme, and songs by the Chapter 
<jlee Club, the company repaired to the dining hall and partook of an 
elaborate banquet. Toasts and songs followed. The occasion was 
one of the merriest in the history of the chapter. 

The Editorial staff of the Junior publication, known as the Ononda- 
•gan^ is headed by a member of Delta U. Four out of the six men ap- 



pointed by the Faculty for the Annual Sophomore Exhibition in oratoiy 
are also Delta U.'s. Our boys take an active part in the college sports 
and are preparing for the contests of Field Day. 

The chapter recently received a letter from Dr. H. W. Swartz, '84,. 
of Tokio, Japan, stating that he has met with six Delta U. men ia 
Japan, as follows: the Rev. M. N. Wyckoff, Rutgers, '72; Heniy 
Loomis, Hamilton, '66; Otis Gary, Amherst, '71 ; William C. Kitchen,. 
Syracuse, '82 ; and Prof. Rio Kichi, Yatabe, Cornell, '76 ; Rev. 
Horace G. Underwood, New York, '81. On the evening of February 
2, they were entertained at the residence of Mr. Wyckoff, and joined 
in the praises of Delta U. We cite the above as an instance of the 
fraternal spirit that continues after graduation. 

H. H. Henderson, '85, is the present Editor-in-Ghief of the Univer- 
sity Herald, He is also Ghairman of the Gollege Athletic Association. 

Brothers H. H. Murdock and A. H. Eaton have been admitted on 
trial into the Troy Gonference. Mr. Murdock has received ap- 
pointment to Sand Lake, N. Y., and Mr. Eaton to Berlin, N. Y. 

William A. Wilson was Editor-in-Chief of the Onondagan^ the 
Junior publication recently issued. He has been elected Vice-Presi* 
dent of the College Athletic Association. 

Seward Transue, '86, expects to resume his studies at the University 
in the fall. 

J. S. Bovington, C. X. Hutchinson, J. H. Lynch, and E. H. Sand- 
ford have been appointed among the speakers for the Annual Sopho- 
more Exhibition in Oratory. 

Lincoln E. Rowley, 'ZZ^ has been elected President of his class for 
the spring term. 

A. D. Mills, *88, is obliged to leave college on account of ill health. 

Judson L. Transue, '88, will return to Gollege next term. 


In accordance with an old custom, our chapter usually gives several 
publics during the college year. On the evening of March 19, 
Py ramus and Thisbe was presented. An oration, a novel, music by 
the Delta U. quartet and by the Haydn Club, made up the balance of 
the programme. A few invitations were issued, as usual. Efforts are 
now being made to give a similar entertainment next June. 



During the week of the high-school vacation, several alumni were 
in town to pay us a short visit. We entertained them in a jolly way 
-with refreshments in the parlors of the Delta U. House, on Friday 
evening, April 3. After the supper a sort of experience meeting was 

Joseph H. Drake, '85, having finished all his required work, 'will act 
as Principal of the Batde Creek High School till July. 

Since the opening of the second semester we have had the good for- 
tune to initiate five good men — two Juniors and three Freshmen. This 
swells the list of new men to nine. 

The appearance of the Amherst Glee Club in Ann Arbor was greeted 
joyfully by the lovers of music. Our boys were well pleased to meet 
with the Delta U. brothers that help to make up its number. 

' Another paper by John B. Johnson, '78, was lately read before the 
Engineering Society ; subject, Rail Creeping on the St. Louis Bridge. 

Chi Psi numbers 15 active members; Alpha Delta Phi, 17; Delta 
Kappa Epsilon, 19; Sigma Phi, 6; Zeta Psi, 8; Psi Upsilon, 29; Beta 
Theta Pi, 26; Phi Kappa Psi, 21; Delta Tau Delta, 18; Phi Delta 
Phi, 21; Nu Sigma Nu, 11; Kappa Alpha Theta, 13; Gamma Phi 
Beta, 10; Delta Sigma Delta, 17; Chi Phi, 17; Delta Upsilon, 24. 
This list includes the societies in all the departments. 

We have initiated since the last number of the Quarterly, Chauncey 
Alvan Wheeler, Kalamazoo, Mich., and Charles Wright Dodge, De- 
troit, Mich., of '86; Oliver George Frederick, South Toledo, Ohio; 
Kichard Khuen, Jr., of Saginaw, Mich., and James McNaughton, of 


Brothers J. C. Butcher, '81, and James A. Clark, '84, graduated 
March 25, from the Chicago Medical College. 

R. I. Fleming, *S6f was awarded the second prize in the Adelphic 
Society oratorical contest. 

The chapter celebrated the fifth anniversary of its founding with a 
banquet at the Avenue House, Wednesday evening, February 18. 
About twenty- five couples were present, and toasts were responded to 
by Brothers Swift, '81; Atchison, 84; Fleming, 86; and Larash, '87. 
The occasion will long be remembered by those present as an eveninr; 
thoroughly enjoyed. 

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Oscar Middlekauff, *88, has been obliged to leave college this term, 
but expects to be with his class again next year. 

Of the class of sixty graduating from the Preparator>' School this 
Commencement, the five gentlemen having the highest averages are 
pledged Delta U.'s. 

Brother Hill, '83, of Rochester, is stopping in the village, and has 
called upon the boys. 

Friday evening, May i, the second annual banquet of the Alumni 
Chapter, of Chicago, was held at the Palmer House. About twenty of 
the alumni were present, together with several members of the local 
chapter. Ex-Gov. Bross, Williams, '38, presided, and responded to the 
toast, "The Fraternity." Other responses were given by the Rev. 
AVilliam A. Lloyd, Williams, '58 ; Prof. Ira W. AUen, LL. D., Hamfl- 
ton, '50; the Hon. E. B. Sherman, Middlebury, '60, and others. 


Of the recent successful winners of six highest honors in classics, four 
were Delta U.'s. They are George E. Howes, William F. Osgoo()f 
Joseph N. Palmer, and Edmund N. Snyder, all of 'S6, William A. 
Stone, '86, was awarded honors in mathematics. 

Two Delta U. men were successful in the competition for the Bow- 
doin prize dissertations. William C. Smith, '85, received $100 for a 
dissertation on " The Political and Economical Results of the Seven 
Years' War ;" Henry T. Hildreth, '85, $50, for a translation into Attic 
prose of a selection from one of Burke's speeches on the Nabob of 
Arcot's Debts. Brother Hildreth's classical abilities have been recog- 
nized in the highest possible manner by the Harvard faculty ; for they 
have awarded him the Parker Fellowship, which will enable him to 
pursue his studies abroad. He will leave about the first of August for 
Athens, where he will study for a year. He will then probably spend 
two years in Germany. 

T. C. Craig, '87, was one of the contestants in the polo vault, at the 
Manhattan Grounds, New York, when Har\'ard won the Mott Haven 
Inter- Collegiate cup for the sixth consecutive time. 


^n 99emonam. 


Professor Hardy C. Stone, Madison, '83, died February 11, 1885, at 
'Sioux Falls, Dakota. His death is deeply felt, not only by his most 
intimate friends and relatives, but also by the institution of which he 
was president, and by his alma mater, which he left so recently that 
many of the present students remember him as a personal friend. 

While in college Brother Stone was considered an ideal student. 
'Thoroughly in earnest in every department of his work, considering 
each worthy of his best effort, he won the admiration of all for his 
scholarly attainments. Kind, genial, and sympathetic, he was ever 
ready to aid and advise. Many who were his fellow students remember 
with gratitude the timely help which he so willingly gave. A cultured, 
gifted, large-souled Christian, he entered upon the sterner duties of 
life with the confidence of all in his almost assured success. 

Within a week after graduating, he started for the Western frontier 
with the purpose of founding an institution of higher learning. To-day 
the Dakota Collegiate Institute, which owes its existence largely to his 
earnest and tireless effort, stands as a faithful witness of his success. 
Many excellent addresses and several well-organized literary societies, 
in addition to the varied and arduous duties connected with his school 
work, bear witness to his great activity and unselfish devotion to the 
work of elevating men. 

The memorial services were held in the Delta Upsilon chapter house, 
February 18. Addresses were made by President Dodge, Dr. May- 
nard, Hamilton, '54, and Rev. Albert B. Coats, 'S^. 


On Tuesday, March 24, 1885, at Colorado Springs, where he had 
gone in search of health, the Rev. Winthrop Butler Hawkes, a member 
«of the class of '78, died of consumption. 



Brother Hawkes had chosen the service and had been assigned tx> 
duty as a missionary to China, and was preparing for the journey there 
when his health failed. 

Since God in His inscrutable wisdom has seen fit to take from our 
number and to remove from the world this promising young man^ 
whose life was consecrated to his service ; and 

Since we are thus deprived of one of our most earnest and beloved 
members, who had endeared himself to us by his gentlemanly manners^ 
thoughtful consideration, and true and devoutedly Christian life, one 
who was honored and esteemed by all who knew him ; and 

Since his death we recognize and mourn the great loss we have sus- 
tained ; be it 

T^cso/zrd, That we extend to his relatives and friends our most heart- 
felt sympathy, and that we offer this as an affectionate tribute to his 
memorv and a testimonial to his consistent and noble life. 

In behalf of the Chapter. 

C. L. Mills, 

R. C. Dawes, J> Committee. 

R. M. Lararee. 

Marietta, O., March 28, 1885. 


Died, at his father's home, Oneida, N. Y., on Friday, April 24, Horace 
Milton Kennedy, Cornell, '74, late Professor of the German Language 
and Literature at the Brooklyn Collegiate and Polytechnic Institute. 

The death of Professor Kennedy was a matter of great surprise to 
his friends at the University. But he was a victim of that deceptive 
malady, consumption. Last February he had an attack of hemorrhage,, 
and was advised by his physician to at once seek a milder climate. He 
therefore went to Atlanta, Ga. His friends in the North knew little of 
his brave though hopeless struggle for life, during his stay there. For 
although there was little improvement, but rather a gradual wasting of 
his strength, he refused, until a short time before his death, to believe 
his battle a lost one, but sent to his friends encouraging messages. He 
came North with the opening spring, still hopeful ; but he came only- 
to die. 




Professor Kennedy was a natural student, with a strong predilection 
for literature, in which field he had already shown creditable ability. 
It is remarkable how successful he was in whatever he undertook ; yet 
he always preserved the quiet, unobtrusive ways of the scholar. In 
college he was one of the five Phi Beta Kappas of his class, one of the 
six Woodford speakers, one of the five Commencement orators; he took 
the President's first prize in English Essays in his Junior year, and was 
chosen Essayist for class-day. Only one other man in the class was 
found abreast with him in all these honors. His class-essay was charm> 
ing, and had a literary quality which had never been equalled here in 
a similar production. 

Immediately after graduation he became literary editor of the Utica 
Heraldy where he remained two years. The Hon. Ellis H. Roberts, the 
proprietor, conceived a thorough admiration for his abilities, judgment,, 
and conscientious work, and this is attested by an appreciative edito- 
rial on Professor Kennedy's career and work which appeared in that 

During the next two years he traveled in Europe and studied at 
Leipzic and Strassburg, Journalism did not meet his expectation, as a 
career in which he could satisfy his inclinations toward literature ; he 
therefore, on his return to America in 1879, accepted a Professorship of 
German in the Polytechnic. In this position he won the highest enco- 
miums as a teacher from its President. In the meantime he was able 
to contribute articles to various magazines, and to perform a task 
which, in its way, will be an enduring monument to his name ; this 
was the translation of Ten Brink's History of Early English Literature, 
a work — itself of great reputed merit — happily presented to the 
English student, by its admirable translation. The latter received 
flattering notices from the Nation and other reviewers. 

Kennedy was quiet and dignified in manner, and had a deep love 
for sound learning ; this with his sincerity and utter lack of pretence 
brought him cordial regard from every one. He was only thirty-three 
years of age when he died, just at the beginning of his career, as a 
scholar's life is to be counted. For this career he had laid broad 
foundations; and when the long dreams of the college boy and the 
Leipzic student seemed about to be realized, it is no wonder that with 
feelings of the keenest regret he laid down the pen and the book, to 
*^ take his chamber in the silent halls." 

He is remembered by the Cornell professors, by his own classmates 




and by his more recent associates, with feelings of deep regret akin to 
admiration, for the rare stamp of genuineness which his character bore. 
Those who counted on his closer friendship only found this quality of 
all qualities standing out still more strongly, and accompanied by keen 
sense of honor, fine discernment of right and wrong, quick performanoe 
of duty, and a vcr)- kindly heart. Cornell, in its own almost untried 
youth, can indeed ill-afford to lose such a man. — Cornell Era, 


It has been the aim of the Alumni Information Bureau, which has charge 
of this department, to make it, as far as possible, a supplement to the Quia- 
quennial catalogue, and, with this object in view, much that was omitted in 
the catalogue, will find a place in these columns. The alumni are re- 
quested particularly to send items of interest belonging under this head, to 
the Secretary of the Information Bureau, whose address may be found on 
the inside cover of this number. 


'j6. The Rev. Theodore J. Clark took the valedictory of the Adelphic Union 
while in college. He was minister at Cumniington, Mass., 1 042-59 ; Ashfield, Mftss., 
1862-65 ; Northfield, Mass, 1865-80. Since iS8ohe has been located at Manchester 
Depot, Vt. 

'38. The Rev. Charles Peabody graduated at Andover Sem., *4I. Pastor Barn- 
ington, R.I., 1842-46; Ashford, Conn., 1S46-50; Windsor,- Mass., and Pou-nal* 
Vi., 1850-57; Biddcford, Me., 1S57-67; Eliot, Mc., Epsom, N.H., and Ashbarn- 
ham, ^fass., 1867-75. Since 1S75 retired at Springfield, Mass. 

'39. \V. Richardson Ellis was Principal of a boys' school at Kingston, Mass., 
from 1S45 to 1S80. Retired at Kingston since the Utter date. 

*39. The Rev. Samuel J. White, pastor Franklin, N.Y., 1843-51 ; Cannonsville, 
N.V., i8q2-6o; Gilbertville. N.Y., 1860-68; Walton, N.Y., ife8-75 ; Cornwall 
Conn., 1875.83; I)ownsville, N.Y., since 1883. He received the degree of D.D. 
from Williams, 1874. 

'39. The Rev. William J. White was at Andover Theol. Sem. 1840-42; Home 
Missionary in Canada, Michigan, Maine, and Vermont. For some time past he has 
been residing at Worcester, Mass., where he has been a missionary among the 

'40. The Rev. Daniel D. Frost, minister at Carmcl, N.Y., 1840-45 ; Redding 
Conn., 1845-57; West Stockbridge, Mass., 1857-65; Litchfield, Mich., 1865-73; 
Le Mars, Iowa, 1873-75 ; Since 1875 *t Danbury, Conn. 

'41. Edwin C. Hidwcll, M.D., physician at Keene, OHio. 1S47-52; Qoasqaeton, 
Iowa, 1852-58; Middlefield Ma<;5., 1859-66. He was in the late war, andm 1866 
settled at Vineland, N.J. Dr. Bidwell was Examining Surgeon for Pensions lirom 

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'41. The Rev. Luther Oapp, one of the first presidents of the Fraternity, was 
pastor of the church at Waawatosa, Wis., 184^-72; general missionary in Wiscon- 
sin, 1872-78; missionary of the Beloit district, 1878-81. Since '81 he has been 
residing at Hartland, Wis. 

•41 • O. W. Cooley, principal Tuscarora, Pa., Academy, Ashfield, Mass., 1843: 
44; pastor Congregational Church of Dover, Mass., 1047-51 ; preached at Fox 
Lake, Wis., and founder of the Fox Lake Female College ; preacned in Nora and 
Henry, 111., 1861-65; president of the Glenwood Ladies* Seminary 1865-69; Prof. 
in Baltimore Female Seminary, 1869-70; pastor at Lanark, 111., 1870-82; since 
1882 in real estate business at Glenwood, 111. 

'42. Prof. Addison Ballard, D.D., of Lafayette Collece, has written a very inter- 
esting article for the New York Observer on the college life of Garfield. 

'42. Jonathan Le Fevre was a farmer at Milton, N. Y., from 1847-57, when he 
retired from active life. He died at Milton, August 23, 1884, aged 63. 

'42. Prof. Horace Lyman was president of the Philotechnian and also of the 
Adelphk Union. He was a Commencement Orator. After graduation he taught at 
Bristol, Conn., 1842-44; studied at Andover and Auburn 1844-48 ; preached at 
Portland and Dallas, Oregon, 1848-56 ; Prof, of Mathematics and Rhetoric at Paci- 
fic Univ. from 1857-1880. He was County School Superintendent of Old Washing- 
ton County 1850-52, and Deputy Collector at Astoria, 1866-67, and now resides at 
Forest Grove, Oregon. 

'42. The Hon. Oliver Warner was Member of the House of Representatives of 
ifassachusetis, 1854-55 ; State Senator, 1856-57 ; Secretary of State of Massachu- 
setts, 1857-76, and State Librarian 1876-73 ; is now at Lynn, Mass. 

*43. John S. Poler taught school several years, and studied law. Admitted to 
practice in Supreme Court of N. Y. ; practiced law till 1 861, when he received a 

Sisition in the General Law Office at Washington. His address is 32 Grant Place, 
e was Relief Agent for the State of N. Y. for three years during the war. 

'44. Joseph Bridgman Hawkes taught school and farmed in the South and at 
Charlemont, Mass. He died in the South, June 10, 1865, aged forty-seven. He 
was a cousin of Theron H. Hawkes, '44, of Springfield, Mass. 

'45. The Rev. Charles D. Buck was Orator at Adelphic Union Exhibition, Prin- 
dpalCinton Academy, East Hampton, L. I., 1845-48; pastor at Pcekskill, 1851- 
70; Hoboken, N. J., pastor of First Church, 1870-77; Middlctown, N. Y., since 
1877. Degree of A. M., Williams, 1859, and D. D., Rutgers, 1883. 

'45. Theodore J. Denton has been a farmer and merchant at New Hampton, N. 
v., since graduation. 

'47. James Manning Hosford practiced law in Onondago Co., N. Y., 1850-58, 
Cashier of the Geneseo, 111., Bank, 1858-62; State Agent at Geneseo, 111., of the 
Home Insurance Co. of N. Y. since 1865, during which time he has been Justice of 
the Peace, Supervisor and Superintendent of Schools. During the war he was 
Major of the 112th Illinois V. I. 

*47. The Hon. A. V. W. Van Vechien has recently endowed a prize in Rutcers 
College. Sixty dollars will be paid each year to the student who writes the best 
essay on Foreign Missions. 

'47. Henry Wells died at Stockbridge, Mass., in May, 1845, aged eighteen. 

'48. The Hon. John G. McMynn was President of Philologian and Orator of 

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:p. I:.v.- of his- 

'^•-j. l)r. EdwariJ I. Fori lias re:nove 1 fro:r. Michigan to Asbury Park, X. J. 

'4'>. The Rev. T. A. IIa;.cii. z. fornjer l'resi«5cr.t of ihc Fraiernily, taught it 
I.'.iiox, Masi^achu sells, 1S49-51. Mir.isicr ai I.^alton, Massachusetis, 1S54-59. 
];r..a'l iJrrxik,!cui. iS5(*-63. South Everett, Massachusetts, 1803-^, 
J I'/i:- atonic, Ma-iachuscrt-, 1S69-72, Goshen. Connecticut, 1872-S3. Since IW3 
lit: ha.i i/een at Curlisvil-c. Ma>>achusei:a. 

'50, P. Ma-on linrileit, D. D., is President of Maryville College, Mary\'iIIe, 

'50. '>li%er II. Have- was Oraror at JuniorKxhiljilion; clerk with the Crane Mfg. 
Co. 1S52-3, and hookketper at ]>ul>uque, Iowa; with (Tane v^ Co., paper mano- 
fiiotiirers. l'S54-55 ; Manaj;ei for P.. l>oi:glas A: Co., mercantile agency, 1S57-5S, 
an.i for R. i.». I.»un ^: Co., mercantile a-^ency, Chicago, 1858-65; with Crane & Co., 
balton, Ma«>s., 1S67-.S0 ; retired at I)alton since 1800; School Committee, 1S67-70; 
Selectman iJ:J7i-72; Collector of Taxes since 18S0, 

'50. The Hon. Alfred T. Oids was Civil Engineer on preliminaiy survey of 
Siratoga and Satkeiis f I arbor Railroad. Civil Engineer of Pacific Railroad, 
si.ui"ned at \Va>iliingion. on the Missouri. Civil Engineer at Quinc^-, Minnesota, 
1S55-65. Real E>tate bu^ines-; at St. Charles, Minnesota, since 1805. Member 
cf .Minnesota I,egi*-laiure 1859-60. 

'51. The Hon. Tarsi-. M. Adam •>, was admitted to bar 1S53. lawyer at Cleveland, 
r)hi'), since 1S53. President ol the New York Pennsylvania and Ohio Railroad 
Company, since 18S1. 

'51. Thomas H. Curti-»s, Produce dealer, New York City, 1851-65. Farmer at 
(;r<*Mi Parrinj;ton, Massachusetts, 1865-75. Produce dealer, New York, since 
1S75. .\ddre»>•^ 244 Ro<lney Street, Prooklyn, N. Y. 

'51. The Rev. Waldo \V. Luddon, Ord, Nebraska, was President of Philotechnian 
and Aldelj>hic Union. I'nion Theological Seminary, 1S51-54. He was licensed 
t<.i ]^ri.ach l»y the New Vruk and Drooklyn Congregational As.sociation, and went to 
Neljiaska in emj)loy of Home Missionary Society. He established a chuich in 
Magnolia, Iowa, and al>o one in Elkhcrn, Nebraj-ka. He was postmaster, presi- 
d«;iit and director of the school board, and during the war was one of the color 
guard of the 37th Massachusetts Vols. 

'51. Timothy Pickering Ranney graduated at Amherst, in 1S52, and then 
studiid law with Joseph P. I'radley, of Newark. He became Mr. liradlcy's 
j)artnrr and oj>ened an office in Elizabeth, N. J., which was, however, soon tmns- 
ferrotl t') Newark. During his life he was a mcml>er of the Essex County Bar, and 
dietl at Elizabeth, N. J., Aj»ril 24, 1S74, aged 46. 

'5^^. Rol)err J. Adams, P.I.)., was at Rochester Theological Seminary. 1853-55. 
I*;i^!or at Wallingford, Conn., 1S55-69. Pastor of the Second Baptist Church, 
H«)lviike, Mass., since IcSck). Ho was for ten years superintendent of schools in 
^Va^lillt;ford, and twelve vears a member of the board of Worcester Academy. of his sermons have been ])ublished. He was one of the Alumni Examiners 
i)f Williams College 1870-S3, and received the degree of D.D. from Hrown Uni- 
versity 1875. His son Charles R. Adams, '82, is an alumnus of the Brown chapter. 


*54. Rev. Jacob H. Strong, of Clayton, Cal., studied at Hartford Theological 
Seminaiy 1854-^7. He preached in Litchfield County, Conn., 1857-69, and has 
been in California since tnen. 

'<6. Frank Shepard was principal of the North Adams, Mass., High School 18J7-61, 
and principal of tne Warrensburgh, N. Y., Academy 1861-62. He was presidfent of 
the Board of Education at Greenwich, Conn., and principal of the academy of that 
-city 1863-80. Since 1880; he has been with A. M. Kidder & Co., of New York. 

'56. Prof. Lavalette Wilson has an article in the Magazine of American History 
relative to Andrews landing place at Haverstraw. 

*S7. The Rev. Rufus Apthorpe, of Rock Falls, Illinois, was a Freshman ** 1 
iter'* and Junior "Moonlighter." He taught at Chester, Ohio, 1857-58, 

studied at Auburn Seminary ^1858-^1. Since then he has been preaching in towns 
in Michigan, 1861-71, of Iowa 1871-7S, and of Illinois 1878 to date. lie was In- 
spector of Schools at Cooper and St. John's, Michigan. 

'58. Robert £. Adams, formerly U. S. Assistant Federal Assessor of California, 
is now a lawyer at Whitehall, N. Y. He is a brother of the Hon. Jarvis M. Adams, 
'51 of Oeveland, Ohio. 

'58. The Hon Charles H. Brown, at one time Mayor of Omaha, has held many 
high State offices in Nebraska. 

, '59. The dedication of the Bethlehem church, outgrowth* of the Rev. Henry A. 
Schaiiffler's work among the Bohemians of Qevelond, Ohio, took place Jan. 1. 
The Rev. Mr. Schauffler made an address in the Bohemian language. 

'60. The Rev. G. R. Leavitt, of the Pilgrim church, Cambridgeport, has received 
a call to a church in Cleveland, Ohio. 

'61. The Rev. William P. Alcott, of Boxford, Mass, is one of the editors of the 
New Translation of the Book of Esther recently published. 

'61. George M. Carrington, Esq. of West Winsted, Connecticut, has been elected 
by the legislature a member of the State Board of Education. 

'61. The Rev. Chauncey Goodrich has been a missionary in China since graduating 
from the Theological Seminary. He has been a professor in the Training School at 
Tnngchow, thirteen miles from Pekin. He has aided in the preparation of valuable 
books in the Chinese language, and is a contributor to various Chinese periodicals 
as well as to the papers of this country. He is a son-in-law of the Rev. Luther 
Clapp, '41, of Hartland, Wisconsin. 

*6i. The Rev. George Gardner Smith, was a " Moonlighter." He was editor 
of the Williams Quarterly 1S61, and at graduation a commencement orator. He 
studied at the Western Theological Seminary 1861-63. Pastor Presbyterian 
Church, Williamsport, Md., 1868-74, Santa Fe, N. M., 1874-79, Helena, Mont. 
1880, and Tennent, N. J., since 1881. During the War he was Adjutant 29th 
regiment of U. S. colored troops. He has published articles on the "Indian 

'63. The Rev. Alexander M. Merwin, of Valparaiso, has an interesting article 
on "Lake Titicaca" in the February number of the ** Foreign Missionary." 

'84- John H. Burke is studying law at IkiUston Spa, N. Y. 

'84. Calvin M. Clarke is teaching at the Saratoga Institute, Saratoga, N. Y. 

'84. Frederick T. Ranney is in business at Detroit Mich. 

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'39. James F. Oiambcrlain taught mainly in institutions for the blind in New- 
York City from 1S39 till 1844 v. hen he was elected Superintendent of Institute for ihe 
lilind, and served in that capacity till 1S52. During these years he had also 
studied law, and was admitted to the New York Bar in 1852. In i860 he was 
instrumental in founding the Franklin Savings Hank, and for some years was its 
counsel and secretary. Since 1869 he has l)ccn President of the Bank. 

'39. The Hon. George Crosby Finch, M.D., graduated at Jefferson Medical 
College, and practised medicine until his death. During this time he was Super- 
visor of the town of North Salem twelve years, and was also a member ofihe 
Assembly. He died at Croton Falls, N.V., March 28, 1856, aged 39 years. 

'39. The Rev. James Tinkerton Fisher, <I».H.K., studied at Union Theol. Scm.j 
minister at (ilen, N'.Y., and Johnstown, N.Y. He was a chaplain of the Christian 
(..'ommission, and served during the war near Alexandria, Va. He died at Litile 
Britain, N.Y., 1865. 

'40. F.mory O. Greene, *^.RK., taught in the Academy at Ashtabula, Ohio, 1840- 
43. He died at Kirklaiul, Ohio, in May, 1S43, aged 26. 

'40. Rev. Thomas Hodgman, <l>.B.K.,was Marshall at Commencement, and Pres- 
i«lent of the Adelpliic Society. He studied at Auburn Scm. 1841-3, and has been 
31 years in three pastorates, at llornellsville. Port Byron, and Perry, N.Y. He was 
a member of the Christian Commission during the war. 

'40. The Rev. James Iloyt was at Union Theo. Seminary till 1S44, and 
preached in Harlem and Stanwich, Conn. He was pastor of the First Pres- 
(•yterian Church of Tuskcgee, Ala., 1846-53, at Stamford, Conn, 1853-55 ; New 
Lonilon, (.'onn, 1855-56, and Orange, N.J., 1856-66. In i860 he published a book 
called ** The Mountain Societv," and later a history of the Church. He died at 
Orange, N.J., December 16, 1^66, aged 49. He was a brother of Z. T. Iloyt, '40. 

'40. Rev. Zerah T. Hoyt graduated at Union Theol. Sem. 1844; clergyman at 
Hastings, Mich., 1845-55, and at .South (Greenfield, N. Y., since the latter date. 
His son, James T. Hoyt. '74, an alumnus of the Union Chapter, is a lawyer in 
Temple Court, New York City. 

'41. Lewis S. Howe read law at \Yarren, Ohio, 1845-6; admitted to Bar 1 847; 
Principal Germaniown Academy iS5i>-52; of Camden, N. J., High .Scliool 1S52; 
of a public school in Philadelphia 1852-58. .Since 1880 he has been a teacher in 
Prof!^ Shortlidge's Academy. Aledia, Pa. Author of ** America and her Tariff," 1S84. 
Received the degrees of A. B. from Hudson College, 1847, ^"d A.M. from Amherst^ 


'41. The Rev. Sauren E. Lane, D. D., was one of the original members 
of the Chapter, and was its second president. He was a clergyman 
at Galway, N. Y., from 1847 to 1S62, and at Carmel, N. Y., from 1802 to 
1863, In 1868 Brother Ijine went to South Carolina, and in 1873 to West Virginia. 
While in South Carolina he, at the urgent rc(iuest of the Governor, accepted an 
office with full vivW and military power, but with no title, for prudential reasons. 
He **had a stirring experience." His address is S. Framingham, Mass. 

'41. The Hon. David Taylor, of Madison, Wis., was admitted to practice in 
Supreme Court of N. Y. in i5?44 ; practiced in Cobbleskill, N. Y. 1844-46; at She- 
boygan, Wis., 1846-71 ; at Fond du Lac 1871-78; Member of Wisconsin Assem- 
bly m 1853 ; Member of State Senate 1855-56 and 1869-70 ; Judge of Circuit Court 
1858-69, and has been fudge Supreme Court of Wisconsin since 1S78. He was 
District Attorney of Sneboygan Co., Supervisor of the town of Sheboygan, and. 
assisted in the revision of the Statutes of tne State of Wisconsin in 1858,-76, *77, '78.. 


'42. The address of the Hon. George D. Moore is Newark, N. J. He was State 
Senator of Wisconsin from 1849-52, and Surrogate of Essex Co., N. J., from 

'43. The Rev. Rodman H. Robinson, 4> 13 K, is now preaching at Wes: 
Troy, N. Y. 

'47. The Rev. Alfred P. Botsford, 4> B K, was Professor of languages in 
Madison University, Pa., 1848-49, and Principal of the Vernon Academy 1849-50. 
Since that time he has 1>een a Presbyterian minister, and is now located at \Ve- 
nonah, N. J. 

'47. The Rev. Eli C. Botsford, whose death was given as "about 1867," died 
December 30, i860, aged thirty-one years. 

'50. The Rev. Alexander McWilliam, 4> B K, studied at Newburgh, 
N". v., Seminary, 1850-54, and has since been preaching. He was President of 
the Philomathean while in college. 

'51. Daniel F. Akin, 4> B K, was a civil engineer in South Carolina 
1851-53, and has been farming and engineering at Farmington, Minn., since. He 
received the degrees of A. M. and C. E. from Union. His nephew, Clarence E. 
Akin, '77, is a prominent lawyer in Troy, X. Y. 

'53* Jo^n G. Gray, «|» B K, went to Hinds Co., Miss., in 1853, and 
taught a select school there for years. He was Professor of Natural Sci- 
ences and Mathematics at the Southern Female College. He was admitted to the 
"bar of Mississippi in 1S55, and commenced the practice of law at Port (iibson in 
1858. He removed to St. I^uis 1863-4, but returned to Port Gibson until 1869, 
^vhen he went to Florida. He was in Florida two years, and since that time has 
been practicing law at Ellen villc, N. Y., where he has held the offices of Justice of 
the Peace and Supervisor of the town. He has published articles and written exten- 
sively on ** Florida." 

'56. The Hon. William G. Donnan, of Independence, Iowa, was admitted to the 
Iowa Bar in 1S57. He was elected Recorder and Treasurer of Buchanan Co. in 
that year, and held the office by re-election until 1862. Elected Slate Senator 1867- 
71, and Member of Congress 1871-75 ; Delegate to Republiam National Convention 
in 1876 and 1884; Treasurer of the State Hospital K»r Insane since 1877; Chair- 
man Republican Stale Committee 1883-84; re-elected Slate Senator 1883-87. 
Uuring the war was Major of the 27th Io\va Volunteer Infantry. 

'56. Alexander lladden, M.D., has been a successful physician in New York 
since 1859. After studying medicine at the Colle*;e of Physicians and Surgeons, 
and with Dr. C. R. Agnew, he was appointed a member of the Bcllevue Hospital 
Medical House Staff from March, 1859, to October, i860. He was House Physician 
to Nursery and Child's Hospital, 1801-64, and orj^nized in 1862 the North-Lastern 
Dispensary, where he served as Physioian in Charge till 1866, and afterwards as 
Consulting Physician. In '64 he was made a member of the iioard of Trustees of 
this institution. Dr. Haddcn, was appointed Attending Phvsician to the Presby- 
terian Hospital in 1872, and is a member of the New York County Medical 
Society, and New York Academy of Metlicine. He is at present a delegate to the 
New York State Medical Society. Many articles on professional subjects have 
been written by him for medical magazines. 

'j6. George W. Hough, LL. D., is Director of the Dearborn Observatory, 
Chicago, 111. He was Astronomer at the Cincinnati Observatory from '59 to '60 ; 
Astronomer at the Dudley Observatory, Albany, N.Y., from i8()0-62, and Director 
of Dudley Observatory from *62 to '74, and Director of Dearborn Observatory since 
'79. He is the author of ** Annals of the Dudley Observatory," vols, i and 2, and 
••Annual Reports of Dearborn Observatory" for 1880-84. He has also contributed 
to many magazines, and invented several astronomical and meteorological instru- 


'56. The Rev. Thomas La Mont taught ancient languages at New York Confer- 
ence Seminary, Charlotteville, N.Y.; Pastor Epiacopal Church at Fishkill, N.Y., 
1859-60; Principal New York Conference Seminary, 1860-62; since then, i8fo, as 
a member of the New York Conference Seminary at Ridgebury, MonticeUo, Belle- 
ville, Deposit, Claverack, Katonah, Fremont, Catskill, Coxsackie, and Sangerties, 

'56. Wellington La Mont, 4>. 6. K., was Professor of Mathematics in Wyoming 
Seminary, Kingston, Pa., 1856-62; Principal Canistoo Academy, 1878-83. lie died 
at Charlotteville, N. Y., December 20, 1883, aged 50 years. 


'72. Col. Daniel S. Lamont, the President's private secretary, has recovered from 
his recent illness. The President regards him as " the only indispensable man in 
the world." 


'49. Henry C. Kingsbury is President of the Corporation of Westfield, N. 
v., and is also President of the Westfield Bank. 

'58. The Rev. Arthur Pierson, D. D., assisted Dwight L. Moody in 
meetings of intense interest in German town, Pa., during the past winter. 

'68. ** Illiteracy and Mormonism " appears in pamphlet form of forty odd 
pages from the press olD. Lathrop& Co., Boston, written by Dr. Henry 
Randall Waite. 

'69. In his lecture before the Teachers* Association in Utica, Prof. 
Francis M. Burdick, of Hamilton College, clearly explains how the functions 
of government can be divided into three classes : the executive, the legisla- 
tive, and the judicial. In this country these functions are carefully separated 
and distributed to different departments. Further than this, govermental 
power is indetinitely subdivided and the fragments are parcelled out to 
local bodies. But these local bodies are not independent ; they are parts of 
a political entity, the state. Even the state is not sovereign in all thmgs. It 
too is a part of a still larger political system in which its existanceis merged. 
At first sight our government seems a complicated and many-jointed 
machine. It might be expected to be frequently out of gear, but the fact 
is it works marvelously well. It secures the great ends of the government 
most satisfactorily. It generates a respect for law and obedience to law, 
this, too, notwithstanding we are one of the most active, energetic, and pro- 
gressive nations. — Hamilton Lit, 

'70. George R. Smith has resigned his position as principal at Canandai- 
gua Academy. During the three years in which Prof. Smith had been con- 
nected with the academy, he had so recovered from his throat trouble as to 
encourage him to resume the work of his chosen profession. 

*72. Albert L, Blair, editor of the Daily Sarafogiati, has many an oppor- 
tunity to entertain with his popular lecture, '*01d Clothes." 

'82. The Rev. Seward M. Dodge, formerly ofEx-ansville, Ind., has been 
installed pastor of the Presbyterian Church at Santa Rosa, Cal. 



'76. During the four years* pastorate of Charles G. Matteson, over the 
Presbyterian Church in West Troy, a debt of $6,000 has been paid, and 
eighty-one new members have been received. 

82. The Chicago Cuf rent pMhlishcs an article on "The Popular Preju- 
dice against Lawj-ers " by James D. Woley. 

'84. George W. Warren is Professor of Latin and Elocution in Cazenovia 


'48. The Rev. R. D. Miller, of West Hartford, Vt., a charter member 
of the chapter, accepts a call to the pastorate of the Congregational Church 
in Williamstown, Vt. 

*54. The Rev. Henry C. Fay has resigned the pastorate of the Congre- 
gational Church in Northwood, N. H. 

'55. General John C. Caldwell is now practicing law in Topeka, Kans., 
and will probably locate there permanently. 

'55. Ezra Thompson Sprague is United States Commissioner, Registrar 
in Bankruptcy, and Clerk of the Supreme Court of Utah, at Salt Lake City. 

'57. The Rev. Henry W. Jones has, by reason of ill health, resigned the 
pastorate of the North Congregational Church at St. Johnsbury, Vt, and 
accepted a call to Vicarville, Cal. 

'57. The Rev. A. L. Clark has accepted a call to the Congregational 
Church in Simsbury, Conn. 

'57, On the Day of Prayer for colleges the Rev. Denis Wortman, D. D., 
of the Reformed Church, Saugerties, N. Y., preached the sermon in Union 
College. The sermon was published in the college paper, TAa Concord- 
i^nsiSy of February 25. It is a production worthy of much thought and 
<:areful study. 

'58. The Rev. Justin E. Twichell, D. D., of East Boston, has been 
called to the Dwight Place Congregational Church, New Haven, Conn. 

*59. The Hon. Sanford W. Billings is practicing law at Sharon, Mass. 

'60. The Hon. Willard Putnam is president of the School Board of 
New Salem Academy at Cooleyville, Mass. 

'70. The Rev. William S. Howland, for twelve years missionary of the 
A. B. C. M. in Ceylon, has recently arrived in New York, the health of 
Mrs. Howland being seriously impaired. 

'72. The Rev. Francis Parker, of Craftsburg, Vt., has accepted a call 
to the Congregational Church in Los Angeles, Cal. 

'78. The Rev. Stephen A. Morton has received and accepted a call to 
the Congrejg^tional Church of Princeton, 111., and is now located there. 
His three years' pastorate at Amboy is spoken of as highly successful. 

'80. The Rev. Herman P. Fisher was ordained pastor of the First Coh- 
ip^gational Church at Dedham, Mass. , February 4. 

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'81. Daniel Nason is now an Attorney and Counsellor at Law, 160 
Broadway, New York City. 

'82. Frank C. Partridge, of Rutland, Vt., is to be the Decoration Day 
Orator at East Middlebur>-, Vt. 

'82. Fred Whiting is the home physician at St. Peters Hospital, Brook- 
lyn, N. Y. 

'84. William C. Croker is teaching in the high school in Yarmouth,. 

'84. John J. Robertson is with the Emporia Loan and Trust Co., Em- 
poria, Kansas. 


'72. Judge Charles R. Grant, of Akron, Ohio, is to deliver the Decora- 
tion Day address at Canton, Ills. 

*74. Charles W. Foote, has resigned the position of Secretary of the 
Dayton Life Association of Dayton, Ohio, to accept that of Secretary, 
Treasurer, and Assistant Solicitor of the Inventors' Aid Company of Youngs- 
town, O. 

'78. Newton B. Hobart, who has been spending a year in study at 
Berlin, is traveling in Italy. He intends to resume the principalship of the 
preparatory department, at Hudson, Ohio, the first of September. 

'83. Hubert N. Wright, for two years with '83, was married to Miss 
Carrie Wood, on the 3d of April. 

*83. Jesse Vickery, at one time a member of '85, in Adelbert, but for 
the past two years having been associated with the law department of 
Michigan Univ., has been admitted to practice, and has located in Belle- 
vue, O. His maiden speech, which was made a few days since, received a. 
very flattering compliment from the local press. 

'84. Ledyard M. Bailey is engaged as stenographer in a freight office* 
New York. 


*55. The Hon. L. C. Cornforth, of Hardy, Neb., who was mayor of that 
city in 1878, is a trustee of Amity College. 

*62. The Hon. N. Allen Luce, is State Supervisor of Schools. The 
Hon. W. J. Corthcll, of '57, also a member of this chapter, occupied the 
position before him. 

'62. Col. Zemro A. Smith is to deliver an address on ex-Gov. Cobum,. 
before the alumni at Commencement, 

'63. The Rev. Charles M. Emery has removed from Fairfield, Me., to 
Freeport, Me. 

'79. The Rev. Nathan Hunt is pastor of the Baptist Church of Milton^ 



'81. Alfred H. Evans, who has been studying in Berlin during the past 
year, has recently returned to America. 

*82. John C. Rider has been elected sub-master of the Dearborn Street 
school, Boston, Mass. 

'82. William R. Aldrich is practicing law in Sedalia, Mo. 

'83. Charles H. Hanson is studying law in Portland, Me. Henry Trow- 
bridge is studying at the Albany Law School. 

'84. Arthur L. Doe is teaching in Falmouth, Mass. 

'84. Willard K. Clement is studying at the University of Jena, Ger- 
many. Address, 677 Furstengraben. 

'84. Herbert M. Lord, editor of the Rockland Courier-Gazette^ has 
recently delivered a course of lectures before the students of Rockland Com- 
mercial College. 


'35. Wayland R. Benedict, Professor of Moral Philosophy in the Cincin- 
nati University, has recently published an article in the Popular Science 
Monthly, on The Nervous System and Consciousness, vfhich has elicited much 
praise from the press. 

'55. The Hon. Warner H. Curtiss is practicing law at Kimball, Dak. 

'58. Elon G. Douglass is farming at Elgin, 111. 

'62. Grove K. Gilbert was elected President of the Society of Naturalists 
of the Eastern United States last December, and not of the National 
Academy of Science (of which he is a member), as erroneously reported in 
the last issue of the Quarterly. 

'68. Emil Kuechling, of Rochester, N. Y., was elected a member of the 
Executive Board, at the recent city election. Municipal reform has been 
agitated considerably in the city, and a petition signed by about 75 leading 
business men, irrespective of party, was sent in to the nominating conven- 
tion of his party requesting his nomination. His vote was about 2500 
ahead of his ticket, being a deserved compliment to his well-known charac- 
ter and ability'. 

'69. The Rev. Theodore B. Williams, of Charlotte, N. Y., has been 
elected delegate from the Presbytery of Rochester, N, Y., to the general 
Assembly of the Presbyterian Church, held at Cincinnati, O., the third 
Thursday in May. 

'71. The Rev. Jacob A. Frelday, who has been missionary at Bhamo, 
Upper India, since 1877, at the recent sacking of the city by the Chinamen 
was compelled to flee with his family and co-workers to Rangoon. He 
hopes, however, that the Burmese will soon reconquer the city, and that 
they may be permitted to return to their labor again, although it is greatly 
feared that their houses and property have all been destroyed. 

*72. The Rev. Lewis H. Morey celebrated the fifth aniiiversary of his 
pastorate over the Presbyterian Church of Seneca Falls a short time 
since, on which occasion his congregation presented him with a purse of $60 
as a token of their appreciation of his labors. 


'73. The Rev. George F. Lindfield, for the past year Principal of Way- 
land Academy, Beaver Dam, Wis., is meeting with remarkable success in 
his new position. The number of students has increased forty per cent. 
during his administration, and the outlook of the school for the future is 
most encouraging. 

^'JT, Edward B. Angell, M. D., of Rochester, N. Y., has moved his 
office, and is now ver>' pleasantly located at No. 261 Alexander Street. 

*78. Frank D. Phinncy, who has been Superintendent of the American 
Baptist Mission Press, Rangoon, Burmah, since 1881, reports that 242,120 
copies of various books and periodicals, amounting to 12,936,740 pages, 
have been sent out from their press during the past year. Mr. Phinney 
is the ftrst one who has succeeded in making the business pay, while the 
quality of the work done is pronounced far superior to anything that has 
ever been produced in that country. 

'79. The Rev. Theodore S. Day, of Grand Junction, Colo., was married 
to Miss Mary W. Osborne, of Seneca Falls, N. Y., March 4, the Rev. 
Lewis H. Morey, '72, officiating at the ceremony. Their future residence 
will be at Grand Junction, Colo., where Brother Day is pastor of a newly 
organized church. 

'79. Mclvin E. Crowell, Professor of Natural Science at Cook Academy, 
Havana, N. Y., has recently suffered a deep bereavement in the death 
of his wife. 

'81. Franklin N. Jewett, who graduates from the Rochester Theological 
Seminary this year, has been elected President of his class. 

'82. Augustine S. Carman completes his course at the Rochester Theo- 
logical Seminary this month. 

'82. Edwin A. Barnes has recently been admitted as partner in the firm 
of Arnold & Afney, Charleston, W. Va. 

'82. David J. Myers, who graduates from the Rochester Theological 
Seminary this year, has accepted a call to the Ninth Street Baptist Church, 
Cincinnati, O. Brother Myers supplied the pulpit of this large and wealthy 
congregation last summer, and so desirous were they to secure him as a 
pastor that they have waited for him to complete his theological course. 
He goes to his field of labor June 14. 

'83. The marriage of Curtis R. Morford, of Greenville, O., to Miss Julia 
C. Englehardt, took place March 25, at Rochester, N. Y. Their future 
home \vill be at Mr. Morford*s residence at Greenville, O. 

'84. John C. Carman, of the Rochester Theological Seminary, has been 
compelled to give up his studies on account of poor health. He has re- 
turned to his home in Portland, Mich. 


'59. The Rev. S. Lcroy Blake, of Fitchburg, Mass., will be the alumni ora- 
tor at the Middlebur>' Commencement. 

'60. The Rev. Giles F. Montgomery, who has been a mi^ionary in 
Turkey for twenty-five years, is on his way to this country for a vacation. 


'63. The Rev. Francis H. Seeley studied at the Auburn Theological 
Seminary 1863-5. He was minister at Richfield Springs 1866-81, and has 
been at Delhi, Js, Y,, since 1881. 

'72. The Rev. H. M. Ladd, D. D., of Cleveland, O., recently delivered 
two lectures at Oberlin College, O., on the subject "Khartoum and 
Soudan," for the benefit of the library of the theological seminary. 

'76. Charles G. Farwell, Professor of Latin and Greek at the Friends' 
School, Providence, R. I., has been at his home in Ludlow, Vt., recovering 
from an attack of pneumonia. 

'81. James L. Barton graduates from the Hartford Theological Semi- 
nary this year, and will sail for Harpoot, Turkey, in July, to begin work in 
an important position under the A. B. C. F. M. 

'82. The Rev. Henry E. Howard, of Canaan, Vt. , has been ordained by 
the Vermont Conference, and is now a full-fledged M. E. minister. 

'83. George M. Rowland, of Hartford Theological Seminary, will 
preach during the summer at Fargo, Dakota. 

'84. Elmer E. Cowles is in business at Burlington, Vt. 

The name of Sutherland Falls, Vt., has been changed to Proctor, in honor 
of Hon. Redfield Proctor, who is an honorary member of the Middlebury 
Chapter. Governor Proctor was elected to the society in 1878. His son 
Fletcher D. Proctor, '82, is an alumnus of the Amherst Chapter, 


'60. The Rev. William Stillman is situated at Sioux Falls, Dak. He 
is a frequent contributor to many of the popular religious weeklies. 

'64. William H. Kling is editor of the North Attleboro, Mass., Enter- 
prise, and member of the School Committee. 

'73. William H. Page has signed, and will play a leading part in Hind's 
*' Bells of Shandon " Company during the coming season. 

'78. Walter L. Lawrence is in the employ of the Hudson River Ore and 
Iron Co. 

'79. Seaman Miller has a large law practice in New York City, A. 
B. Havens, '82 (Columbia Law School, '85), is at work on some important 
cases in Mr. Miller's office. 

'81. The Rev. George H. Stephens has been installed pastor of the 
First Presbyterian Church, of Springfield, N. Y. 

'82. John Morrison has returned after travelling in the South for his 

'84, George Davis and Peter S. Beekman are studying Arabic under 
Prof, Lansing, D. D., at New Brunswick. 


'64. Seabury W. Bowen, M. D., who was city physician of Fall Riv:r, 
Mass.. from 1870-3 is still practicing in that city. 


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'67. The Hon. John Clarke Sulli\'any a member of the Massachusetts 
Legislature in 1881, is practicing law in Middlcboro, Mass. 

*72. The Rev. William W. Landnim, of Richmond, Va., has recently 
met with affliction in the loss of his wife. 

'75. Edward H. Potter, who has been Principal of the Federal S tr ee t 
Grammar School, Pro\idencc, R. 1., has resigned that position to become 
Superintendent of the State Home for Destitute Children. 

'79. Edward E. Atkinson is taking a post-graduate course in the Semitic 
languages at Har\'ard. 

'81. Charles £. Hughes, who graduated at Columbia Law School last 
year, and who is at present a tutor in that institution, is in the office of 
Chamberlain, Carter & Hornblower, 346 Broadway. Starr J. Murphy, 
LL. B., Amherst, '81, is in the same office. 

'82. Asa R. Dilts, Jr., of Raritan, N. J., has accepted an appointment 
to take charge of a school in Rangoon, the principal seaport and chief town 
of Pegu, in British Burmah. He will sail from New York about the middle 
of May, arriving at Rangoon about the middle of July. 

'83. William E. Simonds has resigned his position in the Providence 
High School, in order to continue his studies in Germany. 

'84. George M. Wadsworth was married March 26 to Miss Elsie War- 
field, of Holliston, Mass. He has settled in Adams, Mass., where he is 
principal of the high school. 


'66. William S. Mitchell, M. D., is a druggist at Susquehanna, Pa. 

'67. The Rev. David B. Jutton is pastor of the Broadway Church, South 
Boston. Under his ministry the church is enjoying an increased pros- 

*7i. The Rev. William K. Donvald is engaged in the Home Mission 
Field, Northwestern Iowa. 

*72. Henry Thompson is junior member of the law firm Vanderpoel, 
Green & Gumming, of New York City. 

*73. The Rev. Wesly E. Bates has recently settled in El Dorado, Kansas. 

'74. The Rev. Archibald C. Wheaton has accepted a call to the Baptist 
church. Little Falls, N. Y. 

'75. Henr>' C. Lyon is proprietor of the Grand View House, Lake 
Placid, N. Y. 

^'j'j. The Hon. Edward W. Douglass is practicing law in Troy, N. Y. 
Office No. 10 Kendall Building. 

'78. The Rev. Warren G. Partridge is pastor at Cooperstown, N. Y. 
The membership of his church has greatly increased during his pastorate of 
three years. 

*79. Edmund T. Allen, M. D., is Professor of Natural Sciences, Indian 
Universit)', Muskogee, Ind. Ter. 


'79. Levi D. Temple, of the Graduating Class, Morgan Park Theological 
'Seminary, is one of the four chosen to speak at the Commencement exercises. 

'82. Wells B. Sizer, is proprietor of a bookstore at 162 Dearborn Street, 

'83. Prof. Ralph W. Thomas was admitted to practice as attorney and 
•counsellor at law at Albany, May 8. His present address is ^\4th Meade 
& Hatt, 86 State Street, Albany, N. Y. 


'71. George Alden Benton is carrying on an extensive law practice at 
P.ochester, N. Y., where he has been settled since 1874. 

'74. The Hon. Charles Duane Baker, a member of the New York As- 
sembly, is highly spoken of by the Albany Journal y which places him in the 
front rank of legislative orators. 

'74. At a recent meeting of the New York Academy of Sciences, John C. 
Branner read a paper upon ** Cotton in Brazil ; its History, Method of Cul- 
tivation and the Insects Affecting it." H. L. Fairchild, '74, is Secretary of 
the Association. 

'74. Andrew J. Lamoreux, editor of the Rio News, Rio Janeiro, Brazil, 
has been visiting the chapter recently. He goes to England and Germany 
before returning home. 

*75. E. J. Preston recently recovered a handsomely jewelled Delta Upsi- 
lon pin which had been lost for a number of years. 

•76. Eugene Frayer was elected President of the Cornell Alumni Asso- 
ciation of New York City, and Geo. F. Behringer, '69, was elected First 
Vice-President at the annual meeting of the Association early in May. 

'78. Charles Ames is Chairman of the Executive Committee of the 
Minneapolis Cornell Alumni Association. 

'81. At a recent meeting of the Biological Society of Washington, Dr. 
. Theobald Smith, *8i, gave an interesting account of the cultivation of bac- 
teria. At the same meeting Romyn Hitchcock, '72, gave an exhibition of 
a microscopic preparation of Dr. Koch's comma-bacillus. 

'83. Fred. L. Roehrig, who has been travelling in Europe for the past 
-six months, studying architecture, has returned. 

'83 and '84. Harry N. Hoffman and George D. Aiken '84, were guests 
of the chapter some weeks ago. 

At the Eighth Annual Dinner of the Northwestern Cornell Alumni Associ- 
ation, held at the Palmer House, Chicago, recently, John N. Tilton, *8o, of 
Chicago, delivered the poem. W. H. French, *73i of Chicago, responded to 
the toast of "Fair Ithaca," and P. H. Perkins, '75, of Madison, Wis., to 
that of "The Faculty." Other Delta U.'s present were David Stark Jor- 
dan, '72j President of Indiana University ; Dr. E. R. Copcland, '75 ; and 
Howland Russell, '76, of Milwaukee, Wis.; and Prof. Wm. Trelcase, *8i, of 
Wisconsin University. 




'70. The Rev. Francis D. Kelscy has resigned the pastorate of the Congre* 
gational Church at New Gloucester, Maine, and accepts a call to Hetena, 


'74. Edward D. Kelsey has been employed, at a salary of $2,000, by a. 
church in New York City as a musical director. 

^'j'j. Charles H. Bosworth has lately been promoted to the office of Gen- 
eral Freight and Passenger Agent of the St. Louis Coal Road. 

'78. Henry C. Dimond, M. D., is permanently located at Spring6eld. 

'77 and '78. The Rev. E. C. Moore, ^^^^ in company with the Rev. EU K» 
Mitchell, '78, have for a time left Germany, where they have been studying 
for nearly a year, and arc now prosecuting their studies and enjoying travels 
in iLily. 

'78. Died at Colorado Springs, Colorado, March 25, 1885, the Rev. 
Winthrop Butler Hawkes. Brother Hawkes had chosen the service and had 
been appointed missionary to China. He was preparing for the journey 
there when his health failed. 

'81. William H. Slack holds the position of auditor of the Marietta Min- 
eral Railroad. 

'81. Charles G. Slack is a member of the firm of Miller & Slack, Assayists 
at Denver, Colo. 

*82. Henry M. W. Moore favored some of his college friends with invi- 
tations to attend the Commencement exercises of the Columbus Medical 
College, from which he has recently graduated. 

'84. Charles G. Dawes is chief engineer of the Marietta Mineral Railroad. 


'79. Leroy Halsey has been promoted from the place of Principal to that 
of Superintendent of the liattle Creek Michigan Schools. 

'81. George N. Carman has accepted a position as Principal of School 
No. 15, Brooklyn, N. Y. His address is 268 Ryerson Street. 

'83 . Howard Ayers has lately received his degree of Ph. D. from the 
University of Freiberg, Germany. He will return to Ann Arbor next 
June, and next year he will fill the place of V. M. Spaulding, Professor of 
Botany, who has been granted a leave of absence for one year. 

'84. Richard M. Dott has changed his location from Farwell to Alexan- 
dria, Dak. 

'84. Henry D. Burnett, who was for two months at the Military Academy^ 
at Orchard Lake, filling a vacancy, is now teaching the sciences in the 
West Side High School at Cleveland, Ohio. 

'85. Elias F. Schall reports spending his vacation in an enjoyable man- ' 
ner at the Iowa State Univcrsitv . 




A GROUP OF SONGS.— By George Coleman Gow, Brown, '84. 

The Quarterly has received from Brother Gow, Brown, '84, "A Group of 
Songs." The songs, indeed, are bright and attractive melodies, reminding one of 
the airs of the more popular Opera BoufTe, such as gave the Von Suppe^ 
Andrai, Donizetti, and Sullivan their fame at home and abroad. In one respect 
especially they differ from, and are a great improvement upon even the more ac- 
ceptable of published songs, and that is in the accompaniments, which certainly are 
of a higher order of music, more agreeable to the ear, and written in better taste 
than such parts usually are. Each accompaniment in fact is a piano solo in itself. 

As to the words of these songs, some of them are written by Brother Gow, and 
others adapted from various authors, all that can be said is that in their poetry, 
•' the guide by which the noble arts excel," has here been simply made to answer 
another purpose. Still it has answered that purpose admirably. However, for 
anything outside of sacred music and college songs the words are of small moment. 
Bat we cannot sing everything with the syllables of the musical scale, so we must 
have words. 

The melodv of the slumber song is delightful and the movement most appropriate. 
«• Spring," of course, is honored with a song, which strange as it may seem is a real 
melody and suggestive of its title. 

The Nursery is remembered in two numbers, and those of a jolly tempera- 
ment can join in them and then sing ** Heigh ho !" with the " Winter Wind; and 
an evening song could be most appropriately sounded with the last and most ambi- 
tions nuniber o? the work entitled, '*The Sleeping Beautv," the music of which 
exhibits unusual talents, and is aptly applied to the beautiful lines from the Ix>rd 
Poet Laureate's ** Day Dream." Our nope for Brother Gow is that he may realize 
only the first part of Goldsmith's lines to song : 

" Thou source of all my bliss and all my woe, 
Thou found'st me poor at first and keep'st me &o." 

BOSTON MONDAY LECTURES. HEREDITY. By Joseph Cook, pp. 26B. Houghton, 
. MiiRui & Co., Boston. 

The doctrine of heredity is fast becoming one of the leading questions of science 
and sociology. On it depends Darwin's theory of the origin ofspecies, and to know 
the latter necessitates a study of the former. In this book Joeeph Cook speaks of 
heredity as applied to man. The author, as one would expect, does not accept the 
strictly Darwinian view. Heredity is an inflexible law wnereby the Divine Being 
exterminates those who sin physically and rewards those who do the right. The 
style throughout is vigorous. Wc commend this book to all who wish to a 
philosophical stndy ofheredity. The ** Preludes on Current Events," at the begin- 
ning of each chapter, are thoughtful and full of ideas to the student of modern 

SAME SERIES. SOCIALISM. By Joseph Cook, pp. 307. 

The greatest problem that the United States has to solve is the problem of social- 
ism. A man m this country at the present time cannot be considered a well- 
informed scholar if he is ignorant of the claims of the socialist and ignorant what 
'history in this country and other countries has taught relative to methods of dealing 
with this question. Anything from the pen of so profound a scholar as Joseph 
Cook shonld therefore meet with attention and recognition. Mr. Cook speaks of 
several socialistic organizations and their workings. He treats the subject in con- 
nection with nniversal suffrage, fever spots in large cities, tramps, Sundav laws, 
alcohol, etc. The prcliwles on current events are equally interesting with those in 
" Heredity." 


pp. a!4. Houghton, Mifflin & Co., Boston. 

This is the latest book of this series, and compares favorably with anv of thepn- . 
ceding. Mr. >Ligruder is very familiar with his sabject, and has collected mfar- 
ination from y*o many sources, that from this book we can andoabtedly lean dtt 
best that has ever been written concerning John Marshall. The history of a WM. 
who for thirty • four \-ears was at the head of the highest legal tribunal of the Unxlel 
States ought to l>c Ijetter and more widely known than it now is. This wodc will 
supply a need that has long existed. 

AMERICAN MEN OF LETTERS. N. P. WILLIS. By Henry A. Been. Hougliton, Miflii 
& Co., IVjtton. 

The new volume of the *' American Men of Letters *' increases the already escd- 
ient reputation of this series. Though most of the young men to whose eyes dui 
notice may come have probably never l^ecn greatly interested in the life and writmn 
of X. P. \Villis, still we wish to commend this book to them that they may not M 
altogether ignorant of this versatile and once famous American writer. To older 
men it is enough merely to mention that Henry A. Beers has written a life of Mr. 

AMERICAN C()MMONWE.\LTHS— KENTUCKY. By N. S. Shaler. pp. 431. Hoatbton. 
Milflin & Co., Huston. 

Kentucky has a history such as few of the States have. No State, we think, ex- 
-cepting the original colonies, has passed through such and so many vicissitudes. A 
history by one so well able to speak as Mr. Stialer is sure to meet with approvaL 
The author is seemingly unprejudice<l, and tells of Kentucky's relation to thedvil 
war in a rare spirit of candor. Considerable is introduced concerning the soenerji 
geology, and resources of the State. 

LISH \V(.)RI)S. By the Rev. James Stormonth. The Pronunciation carefuUy reviled bv Ac 
Rev. P. H. Phelp, M. A., Cantah., " Franklin Square Library." Twenty-three parts, each nam 
55 pages. Harper & Brothers, New York. 

Stormonth's English dictionary marks an epoch in dictionarv making. We hare 
long wondered why wc have no English dictionary so schofarly and so well ar- 
ranged as our i)cst Latin anrl Greek lexicons — Liddle & Scott*s Greek-Enf^lish, or 
Harper's Litin-English, for instance. Stormonth's dictionary is pre-eminendj 
scholarly. It has not sought to fmd all the words that are in use, good or bad, in 
the English language, but is content with embracing all words in good use. A 
separate space is not given to a compound word, even in many cases if it is a per- 
manent compound, but we must look under the word from which it is derived, rlus 
and many like improvements make the book much more than a \'ast collectioa of 
s)'nonyms. The etymologies accord with the most recent philological research. Inpro- 
nunciation Stormonth is not so conservative as Worcester, but more so than Web- 
ster. The low price of this dictionary is an additional inducement for students. 
We predict that Stormonth's dictionary will soon be authority in our best colleges. 

Thomas Y. Crowell & Co., New York, have recently published a beautiful editioa 
of the principal Engli<;h poets, called the Red-Line Edition. Some of these are 
bound with elegant allii^ator leather covers and stuffed lids. Barns, Browning, 
Byron, Goldsmith, Iliad, Milton, Poe, Shelly, Spenser, Tennyson and Wordsworth 
are among the volumes thus bound. The price is $3.00. A prettier gift book 
than one of these cannot be found. 

i:XCyRSI()NS OF an evolutionist. By John Fiskc. pp. 378. Houghion, Mifflia ft 
Co., Hoston. 

John Fiske is a thorough -going evolutionist. In this little book he has not 
vio present in detail any one subject as ba.sed on the principles of evolution, but h 



in few words, applied his doctrine to many subjects. The first few chapters speak 
of the arrival ofman on the earth, geologically considered. The study of primaeval 
man leads natnrally to the discussion of tne rise oi language. The student will find 
stimulus enough in this small book to prompt him to Follow the author and the 
Darwinian school into other more elaborate books. The chapter on the ** Meaning 
of Infancy" is especially suggestive. The meaning is everywhere clear and made 
plain in few words. Darwin said that he never read so lucid an expositor as John. 

ser, LL.D., Professor of Mathematics and Elngineering in Rutgers College. D. Van Nostrand.. 
New York. 

AV mathematical students who are familiar with Prof. Bowser*s "Treatise on 
Analytical Geometry ** will gladly welcome this new book. The author has a fac- 
nlty for making plam, to one who is not a skilled mathematician, the most obscure 
relations and the most intricate processes. Scholars admit that his ** Analytics " is 
the most compact, terse, and clear text-book on the subject that is published in this 
country. His *' Mechanics " is not inferior, and will, without doubt, soon be as 
popular as his former book. The subject of analytic mechanics is treated under the 
three heads of statics, kinematics, and kinetics. It presumes a knowledge on the 

SLTt of the student of analvtical geometry and the calculus. Prof. Bowser is a 
elta Upsilon of Rutgers Cnapter, Class of '68. 

■ THE RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM. Translated by Edward FiUgcrald, and Illus- 
traled by Elihu Yedder. Houghton, Mifflin & Co., Iloston. 

This poem, by Omar Khayyam, a Persian who lived in the I2lh Century, has long 
been admired by oriental scholars. The theme considered is man's responsibility 
for his sins. Mr. V'edder's symbolical drawings are the most wonderful of the kind 
that an American has ever produced. Houghton, Mifflin & Co. have striven to 
make this the most artistic book ever published in this country, and il is quite uni- 
versally admitteil that they have succeeded. 

The neatest and most pleasing little book thai we have read in a long time 
is •' In the Tennessee Mountains," by Charles Egbert Craddock, and pub- 
lished by Houghton, Mifflin & Co. It consists of several stories. If the author 
Mrill write one or two more as delightful books concerning these people, she will 
bring the inhabitants of the Tennessee mountains into as great literary prominence 
as Cable did the Creoles of Louisiana. 

Among the longer papers in Lippincott's Magazine for June none is more dcserv- 
inc than "Letters from the Lsthmus." TTie writer, John Heard, Jr., whose 
•'Letters from Sonora" were published in a recent number, is a most intelligent 
observer, besides being a practical en? * u»r, and his descriptions of Panama and 
the adjacent region commend themselv ty their unpretentious vividness and evi- 
dent veracity. 

"A Great IJttle Man," by John R. Tait, the artist, is an account of Johann Wil- 
licbn Prcycr, the diminutive but distinguished painte* of ** still-life"; and "The 
Retnm of the Natives," by Horace Lunt, is one of those pleasant and seasonable 
papers on birds which come regularly with the spring, and are welcomed like its 

several short stories in the number — '* The Year 
*ompeian Ida," by Margaret Bertha Wright, and " The 

Harper's for June opens with a delightfully written sketch called " Ladies* Day 
at the Ranch," by Alice Mellington Rollins. The illustrations in '^ A \Vild>goosc 
Ohase " are as exquisite as those in the preceding papers of the series. 

Lientenant Lemlv» U. S. A., has an article on Santa Fe de Bogata. Edmund 
Kirke contributes the historical part of this number of the magazine in his '* Knox- 
•rille in the Olden Time ;" *• How Earth(juakes are Caused, _ by Richard A. Proc- 
tor, will interest our scientific readers. Other articles are:" "A Night with the 
Germans/' " The Watts* Exhibition," and '• English in the Schools." 

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The Delta Upsilon Fraternity, founded as the Social Frater- 
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The List Annual Convention of the Fraternity will be held with the 
Rochester Chapter, at Rochester, N. Y., in October, 1883. 

The officers are : — 

President Hon. Marcellus L. Stearns, Colby, '63. 

First Vice-President Prof. Elisha B. Andrews, Brown, '70. 

Second Vice-President Hon. Sereno E. Payne, Rochester, '64. 

Third Vice-President Charles H. Roberts, New York, '86. 

Secretary Edward T. Parsons, Rochester, *86. 

Tkeasurkk Frederick J. Turnbul, Madison, '86. 

Orator Rev. Orrin P. Gifford, Brown, '74. 

Alternate Hon. Elijah B. Sherman, Middlebnry, '60. 

Poet Prof. William R. Dudley, Cornell, '74. 

Chaplain Rev. Josiah Strong, D. D., West'n Reserve. '69. 


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Samuel B. Duryea, New York, '66 1885. 

Josiah A. Hyland, Hamilton, '75 1886. 

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

Charles H. Roberts, New York, '86. > UndersrraduaUs \ *^5- 

Joseph H. Bryan, New York, '86. S ^^ ' S 1885. 

Sicretary — FREDERICK M. Crossett, 83 Cedar Street, New York City. 


EDWARD M. Bassett, Amherst, '84. > Committer in charge. 

Robert J. Eidlitz, Cornell, '8$, ) 

Secntary — Robert J. Eidlitz, 123 East 72d Street, New York City. 

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

Edward M. Bassett, Amherst, '84, 1 

Alfred W. Anthony, Brown, '83, > Advisory Committee, 

J. Alexander Adair, Hamilton, '84, J 

Now ready for delivery. Price, in cloth, $3.50; morocco, $6.50. 
Orders should be sent to Edward M. Bassett, 96 Macon Street. 
Brooklyn, N. Y. 

THE delta upsilon SONG-BOOK- 

John C. Carman, Rochester, '84, 
Charles F. Sitterly, Syracuse, '83, 
Ezra S. Tipple, Syracuse, '84, 
Charles A. Fulton, Madison, '83, 
Albert J. Truesdell, Madison, '84, 

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

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

> Committee on Publication. 




Delta Upsilon Quarterly. 

Vol. III. AUGUST, 1885. No. 3. 


The University of Wisconsin is situated at Madison, on the 
banks of Lake Mendota, the buildings standing on a hill and overlook- 
ing three other lakes. 

In 1838 Congress granted to the Territory of Wisconsin 46,080 
acres of land for the foundation of a university. The university was 
incorporated during that year by the Territorial Legislature and 
Madison chosen for the location, but no organization was effected until 
Wisconsin became a State. 

By the State constitution adopted in 1848 provision was made for 
the foundation of a State university at or near the seat of government, 
and set apart as a perpetual fund the proceeds of all lands granted or 
to be granted by the United States to the State for the support of a 
university. In the same year the university was incorporated and a 
board of regents appointed. The university was formally opened in 
1 850 with J. H. Lathrop as chancellor, and graduated its first class in 
1854. Its graduates now number 11 22. 

Another national land grant of 46,000 acres was made to the uni- 
versity in 1854, and in 1866 it received 240,000 acres granted by 
Congress to the State in 1862 for the founding of an agricultural college. 
In obedience to the conditions of this grant the university was re- 
organized in 1867. Previous to 1866 the university had received 
nothing from the State, but since then the appropriations have been 
quite liberal. Its funds are also increased by a tax which it receives 
annually of one-eighth of a mill on each dollar of the assessors' valuation 
of the taxable property of the State. Its income for the past two years 
has been about $212,000. The general management of the university 
is vested in a board of twelve regents, comprising, besides the Stat.-^ 

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Superintendent of public instruction, eleven members appointed by the 
governor for three years, being one from each congressional district and 
two from the State at large. The regents elect the President 

The system of instruction embraces, besides the usual collegiate 
courses, a law department. Judges of the Supreme Court being mem- 
bers of the faculty ; and it gives technical instruction in engineering, 
agriculture, and pharmacy. It is also the seat of the Washburn Ob- 
ser\'atory and of the State Agriculture Experiment Station. Tuition in 
the university is free to all students from the State, and since 1867 all 
departments have been open to women. The university library com- 
prises about thirteen thousand volumes, and students have access to the 
State Historical and State libraries, the former numbering over one 
hundred thousand volumes, and the latter comprises a law library of 
fifteen thousand volumes. It is pro\ided with extensive and valuable 
geological and mineralogical cabinets, collections in natural history, 
and with carefully selected physical and chemical apparatus. 

During the collegiate year of 1884-85 the Faculty consisted of 31 
professors and 10 instructors, and 389 students were enrolled. 

The publications by the students are the college papers The Bad^ 
ger, and The University Press, An annual. The Troches^ was issued in 
1884 by the junior class. 

The university maintains a University Christian Association and a 
branch of the Y. M. C. A., besides the following literary societies, 
Athenaen, Hesperian, Adelphian, Castalian, and Laurean. There are 
abo a Mathematical club, a Natural History club, a German Bildungs- 
verein and a Scandinavian societ}'. The following Greek-letter fraterni- 
ties are represented: PKi Delta Theta (1857-62), re-established 1880; 
Beta Theta Pi, 1873; Phi Kappa Psi, 1875 ; Kappa Kappa Gamma, 
1876; Chi Psi, 1878; Delta Gamma, 1881 ; Sigma Chi, 1884; Delta 
Upsilon, 1885. 

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The charter of Lafayette College bears the date of 1826. It was 
then that the earnest endeavors of the citizens of Easton, Pa,, among 
whom were General Robert Patterson, the Hon. James M. Porter, 
afterwards Secretary of War, and Colonel Thomas McKeen, secured 
from the Pennsylvania Legislature the necessary grant. Easton, the 
chosen site of the new institution, lies on the Lehigh River, at its con- 
fluence with the Easton River, and at the gateway to the magnificent 
scenery of the Lehigh Valley. The town itself is in a most picturesque 
spot ; but the college did not in its earliest days occupy the romantic 
locality which makes it to-day, perhaps, the most beautiful of any col- 
lege estate in this country. The Lafayette College of 1826 was a 
small, plain building, lying to the south of the present city. 

In 1832 Dr. George Junkin was called to the presidency from an 
industrial school in Germantown. The charter had provided for in- 
struction in military tactics. To this Dr. Junkin objected, and his ac- 
ceptation of the presidency was made conditional on the amendment 
of the charter with regard to this point. This was done, and in 1834, 
on the completion of the first building on the present site, he was for- 
mally inaugurated. 

The college had begun its career against widespread opposition, 
and for many years it with difficulty held its own. The first regular 
Commencement was held in 1836, when only four students appeared 
for their degrees. Nearly up to the time of the war a class of twenty- 
five was considered large, and the buildings were only two in 

The large enlistment of students in the Union army during the 
war brought the attendance to so low an ebb that the suspension of 
college work was at one time contemplated. But the Synod of Phila- 
delphia, under whose care and patronage the college had been for- 
mally placed in 1849, resisted any such measures. Dr. William C. 
Cattell, previously Professor of Latin and Greek, and who was until 
lately the head of the institution, was in that year (1863) called to the 

Under his charge, and during the period following the war, Lafay- 


ette College rose to the highest prosperity. The number of students 
was soon more than tripled, and the corps of instructors largdy 
increased. PreNious to the war but two fraternities, Delta Kappa £p- 
silon and Zeta Psi, had established themselves at Lafayette, but after 
1865 eight fraternities, enumerated below, were added to the list The 
few college buildings have been increased by the addition of an obser- 
vatory, a laboratory, five dormitories, and the magnificent Pardee 
Hall, the founder of which, Mr. Ario Pardee, a wealthy Pennsylvania 
mine-owner, has given in all to the college a sum of half a million of 

The largest organizations in Lafayette are its literary societies. 
There are two rival societies, the Washington and the Franklin. The 
majority of the students are members of one or the other. The pro- 
ceedings of both societies are said to be secret. Their suites of rooms 
occupy the east and west wings of Pardee Hall, and are fiimished in 
the most gorgeous manner. Their libraries are quite large and the 
books are even used more than those of the college library. Literary 
work of a high order is done by both societies. A prize Junior ora- 
torical contest takes place every year between the two halls. This 
short sketch does not convey any idea of the important position which 
these societies hold in the college course. 

The Y. M. C. A., which is the next largest active organization, 
having a membership of one hundred and six, has a pleasant room in 
South College, where prayer-meetings are held every night for one- 
half hour. Much effective religious work is done, and teachers and 
preachers are supplied to those in the adjacent country. 

There are at present ten fraternities in college. In order of their 
founding they rank as follows : 

Delta Kappa Epsilon, established 1853; Zeta Psi, 1857; Theta 
Delta Chi, 1866; Sigma Chi, 1867; Phi Kappa Psi, 1869; Phi Delta 
Theta, 1873; Chi Phi, 1874; Delta Tau Delta, 1874 ; Phi Gamma 
Delta, 1883; and Delta Upsilon, 1885. 

Fraternities have not held as important a place as they do in most 
other colleges, because fraternity men are in a minority. Only two or 
three of the chapters mentioned above have an influence in college 
affairs amounting to anything. There are indications that Alpha 
Delta Phi contemplates the establishment of a chapter in the near 



High as Columbia stands among the educational institutions of 
this land, one would not willingly believe that her origin is traceable 
to a lottery. Yet such is the case. After half a century passed in fu- 
tile attempts to establish an educational center in the rising colony of 
New York, a lottery accomplished what benevolent and philanthropic 
means could not effect. 

On the 6th of December, 1746, the Governor's assent was given 
to a colonial law which read, " An act for raising the sum of two thou- 
sand two hundred and fifty pounds, by a public lottery for this colony, 
for the encouragement of learning, and for the founding of a college 
within the same." By other similar acts, this sum was increased to 
;£^3»443i iSs. od., and was vested in trustees, of whom several were 
vestry men of Trinity Church, to which may be ascribed the offer 
made by that church, " of any reasonable quantity of the church farm 
(which was not let out), for erecting and use of a college." Even 
though such decisive steps had been taken it was not till after a long 
season of delay that on the 31st of October, 1754, the charter of 
King's College, as it was then called, passed the seals, and the next 
year the liberal grant of land was accepted. 

Meantime the trustees has invited the Rev. Dr. Samuel Johnson, of 
Stratford, Conn., to accept the presidency of the new college, and on 
July 17th, 1754, in the anticipation of more formal establishment, 
Dr. Johnson began, in the vestry-room of the school house belonging 
to Trinity Church, his instruction of the eight students who were ad- 
mitted at the first entrance examination. 

On June 21st, 1758, the first commencement was held, at which 
the degree of Bachelor of Arts was conferred on eight students, five 
of whom were of the number of those admitted in 1754 — the other 
three having been educated either in Philadelphia or at Princeton. 
The following year there was no commencement, but two degrees of 
A. B. were bestowed, only one of a class of six that entered in 1755 
remaining. The remarks made in the Matricula of the College re- 
specting those who entered with him are, of one, that he ** in his third 
year went to Philadelphia College, " of another, that " about the mid- 
dle of his second year he went into the army," of another, that he 


"after three years went to merchandise ;" of the fourth, that "after 
about two years he went to privateering ; " and of the fifth, that he 
" after three years went to nothing." 

Dr. Johnson resigned his position of president in 1763, and the 
Rev. Myles Cooper, A.M., of Oxford, was elected to take his place. 
For several years I he affairs of the college seem to have gone on pros- 
perously. In 1767 it received a grant of land, of 24,000 acres from 
the Governor of the Pro\'ince. Unhappily for the college, this land 
was embraced within that tract of country which, after being the sub- 
ject of dispute for twenty-six years between New York and New Hamp- 
shire, was made the new State of Vermont, and all grants of lands 
lying within its limits, made by New Y'^ork, were declared null and void. 

About the time that President Cooper assumed the duties of his 
position, an important step was taken towards advancing the useful- 
ness of the college, by the establishment of a medical school. A 
number of gentlemen who were interested in the scheme volunteered 
their services as lecturers, each on some branch of the profession, and 
soon the school was upon a solid basis. 

In the great controversy of tongue and pen which immediately pre- 
ceded the Revolution, Dr. Cooper took the side of the British Gov- 
ernment, and distinguished himself in the arguments which he made 
against the champions of the Whig party, although once he is said to 
have been met and worsted by an anonymous antagonist, whom he 
soon afterwards discovered to be one of his own students, Alexander 
Hamilton. His boldness, at length, so roused the indignation of his po- 
litical opponents, that on the night of May loth, 1775, his lodgings, in 
the college, were forcibly entered by a mob ; to the fury of which, had 
he been found there, he would probably have fallen a victim. But the 
design was frustrated by one of his former pupils, who warned him of 
his danger just in time to save his life. Half dressed, he escaped over 
the college fence, reached the shores of the Hudson, and wandered 
along the river bank until near morning, when he found shelter in the 
house of a friend. Thence he took refuge on an British man-of-war, 
which soon afterward carried him away to England. 

A few days after the President's flight, the Rev. Benjamin Moore, 
an alumnus of the college, was appointed president pro tern., it being 
thought that Dr. Cooper might return, a thing which, however, he 
never thought it advisable to do. 

In 1776 the college building was converted into a military hospital. 


hy order of the Committee of Safety. By so doing the committee 
aimed a blow at what it thought to be nothing more or less than a 
hot-bed of Toryism. For eight years the college remained inactive, 
after which space of time it was brought to life by the Legislature of 
New York, by " An Act for granting certain privileges to the college 
heretofore called King's College, for altering the name and charter 
thereof, and erecting a University within this State." On the 17th of 
May, 1784, the first student of Columbia College, DeWitt Clinton, was 
admitted to the junior class. 

For three years the reorganized college was without a president, 
until in 1787 William Samuel Johnson, LL.D., son of the first presi- 
.dent of King's College, was elected to fill the ofiice. For fourteen 
years he continued in his position, by his faithful labors greatly in- 
creasing the advantages and the reputation of the college. In 1801 
he resigned and was succeeded by the Rev. Dr. Wharton, who ac- 
cepted the office in August, only to give it up in the following Decem- 
ber. On the 31st of December, 1 801, the Right Rev. Benjamin Moore 
was appointed president. He had held this position, a^f interim on the 
departure of Dr. Cooper, twenty-six years before. 

Except that its buildings were yearly growing worse, there was 
little change about the college; nor does its history offer anything that 
deserves especial notice until the 2 2d of June, 1809, when the requi- 
sites for admission were raised much higher than they had ever been 
before. This action served greatly to elevate and extend its educa- 
tional advantages. In the spring of 18 10 a new charter was ob- 
tained from the Legislature, in order to remedy the many defects 
which experience had shown to be contained in the old. 

In 181 1 the Rev. William Harris succeeded to the presidency, and 
after having served for over eighteen years, passed away, a man who 
had manifested the most entire and zealous devotion to the interests 
of the college. During the time of his presidency many changes were 
made in the curriculum and the corps of instructors. Courses in 
modem languages were established, an Adjunct Professor of Greek 
and Latin was appointed, and the Honorable James Kent was elected 
to the Professorship of Law, which he had resigned a quarter of a 
century before. It was at Columbia that he commenced that course 
of lectures which afterwards expanded into his learned commentaries. 
The college now for the first time, saw most of her chairs filled by 
her own alumni, nearly all of her Professors having been reared within 



her walls, whereas previous to 1817 only three of all who had ever 
held office in the college had received their education there. 

The Honorable William Duer, LL.D., was elected to the pres- 
idency in 1829. Additional facilities were constantly added, and 
Columbia enjoyed a glorious semi-centennial anniversary, in 1836. 

In May, 1842, President Duer found himself obliged, by severe and 
long-continued illness, to resign his office, and in the August following 
Nathaniel F. Moore, LL.D., was appointed in his place. 

The rapid growth of the lower portion of the city, with the increased 
valuation of land by business requirements, rendered necessary the 
removal of the college from its ancient site, and in 1857 it was moved 
to the position it now occupies. The old college buildings have long 
since ceased to exist, and the once college green is tranformed into 
busy streets lined with costly warehouses. 

Soon afterward it was decided to open a course of instruction for 
post-graduates, but the time had not come for such a decided step, and 
after one year's trial it was abandoned. 

The spring of 1858, a century after the first commencement exer- 
cises, witnessed a movement which has since proved one of the greatest 
advances the college has ever made. On the 1 7th of May, Theodore W. 
D wight, A.M., was appointed Instructor in Municipal Law, and after- 
wards promoted to be Professor and placed at the head of the Law 
Department, with the title of Warden of the Law School, a position 
which he has filled to this day. Then there were less than thirty stu- 
dents in the course ; to-day four hundred attend the daily lectures. 

In i860 the College of Physicians and Surgeons of the City of New 
York was adopted as the Medical Department of the College. The 
union is complete in the single respect that the united authority of the 
two institutions is necessary to the conferring of degrees, all the diplo- 
mas bearing the signature of the President of Columbia College, with 
those of the Faculty of Medicine. A separate Board of Trustees con- 
trols the aftairs of the School of Medicine, and its finances are 
entirely distinct from those of the college. 

Up to 1S64 there was no school in the United States where mining 
was taught as a science, the young men of the country going abroad 
for their technical education on this subject. Early in 1863 Mr. 
Thomas Egleston, Jr., prepared a plan for the establishment of a 
school of mines and metallurgy in connection with the college. In 
1864 his plan was adopted by the trustees, and arrangements were 


made for opening the school under his direction. The following year 
-saw it In full operation, and to-day it ranks equally in strength and 
influence with its older sister institution, the School of Arts. 

President King, who had been elected to succeed President Moore 
in 1849, tendered his resignation in 1864, and the Rev. Frederick A. 
P. Barnard, S.T.D., LL.D., some time Chancellor of the University 
of Mississippi, the present President of the college, was elected his suc- 
cessor. To his enlightened spirit, foresight, judgment, and devotion, 
are chiefly due the grand successes which Columbia has achieved dur- 
ing the past twenty years. Under his fostering care the School of 
Mines has expanded and developed, until, in the thoroughness and 
scope of its teaching, it is believed to be unsurpassed by any pro- 
fessional school in this country or abroad. He has seen the handsome 
new college buildings spring up from the ruins of the old, and under 
his guidance the college has passed through two financial crises. His 
untiring efforts were rewarded in 1880, when the Board of Trustees 
passed resolutions in accordance with which the School of Political 
Science was established, a school designed to prepare young men 
for the duties of public life, having a definitely prescribed curriculum 
of study extending over a period of three years, and embracing the 
history of philosophy, the history of the literature of the political 
sciences, the general constitutional history of Europe, the special con- 
stitutional history of England and the United States, the Roman Law, 
and the jurisprudence of existing codes derived therefrom, the com- 
parative constitutional law of European States and of the United 
States, the comparative constitutional law of the different States of the 
American Union, the history of diplomacy, international law, system 
of administration (State and national) of the United States, compari- 
son of American and European systems of administration, poUtical 
economy and statistics. 

Ere closing, mention must be made of a plan which has been 
adopted for the establishment of a new school, although the opening 
of that school has been deferred for another year. In the past few 
years the work of a librarian has come to be regarded as a distinct 
profession, affording opportunities of usefulness in the educational field 
inferioi to no other, and requiring superior abilities to discharge its 
duties well. In our colleges every professor and student, in whatever 
department, necessarily bases most of his work on books, and it is, 
therefore, largely dependent on the library. Accordingly, it has been 


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resolved to establish, in connection with the college, a school in whicb 
instruction may be given in the principles of library management, and 
in which learners may qualify themselves to discharge the duties of 
professional librarians, this school to be called the Columbia College 
School of Library Economy. The instruction in the school will com- 
mence on the first Monday of October, 1886. 

The Greek-letter societies represented in the college are Phi Beta 
Kappa, Alpha Delta Phi, 1836, inactive 1839-80, re-established 1881; 
Psi Upsilon, 1842; Delta Phi, 1842; Chi Psi, 1846, inactive 1858-1881, 
re-established 1882; Delta Psi, 1847; Phi Gamma Delta, 1866; Delta 
Kappa Epsilon, 1874; Zeta Psi, 1879 5 Beta Theta Pi, 1881 ; Phi Delta 
Phi, 1881 ; Alpha Tau Omega, 188 1 ; Deta Tau Delta, 1882 ; Theta Delta 
Chi, 1883; Phi Delta Theta, 1884; Delta Upsilon, 1885. Phi Kappa 
Sigma was represented during 1855-68 and Phi Kappa Psi 1872-77; 
both are now defunct. There are three literary societies, the Phil- 
olexian, founded in 1802, the Columbian Peithologian, founded in 
1806, and the Barnard Literary Association. The publications by the 
students are the college papers Acta Columbianay established in 1867^ 
and the Columbia Spectator^ founded in 1877, both published fortnightly, 
the annual The Columbiad, and The School of Mines Quarterly. 

The athletic and social interests of the college are represented by 
the usual number of organizations. 


C. H. Manchester, Brown, '86. 

In tongue far different to his own, I read 

Old Homer's tale of fierce Achilles' rage. 

Of ruthless war which Greeks and Trojans wage. 

Of godlike prowess and of deathless deed. 

I read — and lo ! I see the dusty plain. 

The bronze-clad hosts : I hear the battle-cry, 

Th^ victors' shouts, the shrieks of those who die. 

The clanging arms, the war-steed's scream of pain ! 

If then thy song doth rouse my soul to-day, 

Heard, after ages past, in foreign speech, 

When thine own voice and harp poured forth the lay,. 

All human passions did thy genius reach. 

The throng now cheers divine Achilles tall, 

Now, quickly changed, it weeps for Hector's fall. 



Delta Upsilon House, 
Madison University, Hamilton, N. Y. 
Dear Brothers : 

The year which has just closed at Madison has not been a fruitless one 
for Delta Upsilon. While our success in some lines has not been unpre- 
cedented, we can honestly claim a steady upward march. We recognize 
the danger which lurks by the wayside. Delta Upsilon has been 
carried here to dizzy heights of success by the noble men who to-day 
are her pride and joy. Taking up the mantle where they have let it 
fall, we, active members, have no easy task to perform. To stand still is 
perilous ; to look back, disastrous. There can be only one safe course, 
to move steadily, laboriously, persistently onward. To this we are 
fully aroused. Past experience has taught us useful lessons. We 
have learned that we cannot rest on laurels which others have won. 
Much of the honor which comes to Delta U. must of necessity be 
gained by her active members. Conscious of this fact we are deter- 
mined not to be drones ; but, fired with an honest zeal to promote the 
welfare of the chapter, we will enter the courts of old Madison next 
fall determined to contribute our quota to the prosperity of the 

One more Delta U. added to the Madison faculty ! Benjamin S. 
Terry, Valedictorian of the class of '78, and for some time the successful 
pastor of the Baptist church at Fairport, N. Y., has accepted a call to 
the chair of Oratory and English Literature left vacant by the death of 
John James Lewis, LL.D. Delta U. rejoices that her sons are chosen 
to fill positions of sacred trust and great responsibility in places where 
they are best known. We confidently expect that hereafter Delta 
Upsilon will be even more closely identified than formerly with the 
growth and prosperity of Madison University. We have now seven 
Delta U. professors here. 

The Madison Chapter rejoices, as do the others of the Fraternity, at 
the accession of three such excellent chapters as those recently added to 
the Fraternity roll. We have long felt the need of an aggressive move- 
ment. We believe that it is a wise and safe policy to increase judiciously 
the number of our chapters by establishing new ones in rising institu- 
tions where the gold and blue is not now recognized. 


We wish to send words of greeting through the Quarterly to our 
new sister chapters, and assure them of our sympathy in whatever 
hours of trial may come ; of our joy in the prosperity which we confi- 
dently hope and predict for them. 

The outlook for our chapter next fall is good. While not too 
strong to feel the need of hard work, we are strong enough to enter 
the fall canvass, and the competition work of the year, with a reason- 
able hope of standing first. We are not loth to recognize true worth 
in our rival societies, but are glad to have men of good stamp to 
compete with, BctaTheta Pi, while she has but few men, does excellent 
work. Her members are hard students ; Delta Kappa Epsilon, by 
virtue of her large senior delegation of the past year, has borne off a 
large share of the prize money. But she has passed the zenith of her 
glory, and must content herself with a more humble position. u^Eonia is 
doing well. Her men are hard workers, but the society labors under 
serious disadvantages. Delta Kappa Epsilon is our strongest rival. 
The feeling between the two chapters is not bitter, as formerly, but there 
is a manly design on the part of each to stand first. 

With but three men in the class of '85, Delta U. carried off the 
second and third honors, and it is no idle word to say that we confi- 
dently expect to receive a large share of the prizes and honors in the 
classes of '86, '87, and '88. 


Charles J. Butler, *86. 

University or Wisconsin, Madison, Wis. 
Dear Brothers: 

In this her first Chapter letter, the Wisconsin Chapter introduces 
herself to the Delta Upsilon Fraternity. 

At the Semi-centennial Convention of the Fraternity, held with the 
New York Chapter last December in New York City, the advisability 
of establishing a chapter of the Fraternity at the University of Wiscon- 
sin was considered, and a committee consisting of Michigan, Cornell, 
and Northwestern chapters was appointed with discretionar}' powers to 
Jook over the field and, if they saw fit, establish a chapter. The Annua/ 
erroneously reported the motion, which accounts for the fact that our 
.chapter has been established. 

For the committee, Charles W. Carman, Michigan, '84, Philip H. 
Perkins, Cornell, '75, Wilbur F. Atchison, Northwestern, '84, and Pro- 


fessor William Trelease, Cornell, '80, met at Madison in the first week of 
May, and after looking over the ground carefully, decided to establish 
the chapter, and on the sixth of May the nineteenth active chapter of 
Delta U. was founded. 

Though we number but four men, the committee deemed it best 
for various reasons to start the chapter at once rather than wait until 
fall, when more men could be obtained. Few as we are our prospects 
are encouraging ; we have a number of enthusiastic alumni here, among 
whom are Judge David Taylor, Union,*4i, of the Supreme Court of Wis- 
consin, the Rev. Henry A. Miner, Williams, '53, editor of Our Church 
Work, Joseph C. Ford, Esq., Hamilton, '51, President of the City Li- 
brary Association, and the Rev. William G. Walker, Madison, 'G6, Pres- 
ident of the celebrated Prouty Power Printing Press Co. Con- 
trary to the expectations of those who established the chapter, we have 
met with no opposition, nor do we now expect any, except that which 
naturally comes under the form of friendly rivalry. None of the fra- 
ternities seek exactly our stamp of men, so we expect to enter a new 
field in the college. By far the greatest number of students (though 
there are seven fraternities) are not members of any fraternity. There 
are several reasons for this, one of which is probal)ly the opposition of 
President Bascom (liimself a member of Beta Theta Pi) to all fraternities. 
A good (leal of feeling exists against President Bascom, and the Regents 
have threatened to remove him. 

We expect to start in the fall with ten men, and shall have regular 
weekly meetings of a diversified character. One of our men was a 
Junior Orator last year and a Joint Debater for next. Another was 
President of his class during the wmter term, is an editor of the best 
college paper, and is one of the Sophomore Semi- Public men for next 
year. The Quincjuennial Catalogue, Quarterly, Annua/, and all the 
fraternity publications liave interested and entliused us greatly, aiding 
us to obtain a thorough and comprehensive view of the Fraternity and 
to fill us with admiration for its principles and glorious history. We 
western men are glad to be allied with such a grand Fraternity and 
propose to do all in our power to make her name well known and in- 
fluential in the West. With Justice for our Foundation we hope to erect 
a magnificant structure and to make the Wisconsin branch a pride and joy 
of Delta U. With cordial greetings to the Fraternity, I am, for the chapter, 


Fred H. Whitton. 


Lafayette College, Easton, Pa. 
Dear Brothers. 

Uelta Ujoilon has been established at Lafayette. You know it 
through the Kxccutivc Council, and we have acknowledgment of it by 
your happy congratulations and hearty well- wishes. We know it 
t«jo, 1 we have harl thoroughly infused in us its earnest spirit 

The history of our foundation is brief; you are well aware that at 
the Semi-centennial Convention recently held, the Fraternity, through 
lack of information ronctrrning Lafayette College, declined to grant a 
charter for a rhnptL-r. Among those who attended the Convention and 
believed that Lafayette was a good field for Delta L'psilon, was Brother 
Fre<lerick M. Cro^sett, Secretary of the Executive Council. He com- 
menced in the early part of January to make investigations, and was 
soon so well satisfied with the college, its ;>urroundings and prospects^ 
that he started to gather the men together for the prospective chapter. 
Brothers Ciiarles \V. Sheldon, Madison, 'Si, and Samuel C. Johnston, 
Madison, '84, professors in the Susquehanna Collegiate Institute, gave 
him invaluable assistance in selecting the men, many of whom had 
been their former pui)ils. Armed with a large number of letters of 
introduction from members of various chapters, Brother Crossett came 
to Ka^ton in the t'lrst week of May, and through his earnestness and 
enthusiasm two or three of uur men became deeply interested in the 
Fraternity. The convention literature, Song-book, Annual^ Quarterly, 
and Quiniiuennial Catalogue were left with us for further insjnration. 
All s])oke most eloquently for Delta L-., and soon nineteen names 
were signe<l to a petition for a chajtter. 

While the necessary steps were being taken for the granting of the 
charter our men formed themselves into the** Social Union" for the 
purjiose of being more firmly united, and furthering our chances of 
securing the covete<l charter. After about three weeks the joyful news 
was telegraphed us and a week later we were initiated. A com- 
mittee of seven on May 30th came on from New York for that purpose 
and they gave us the heartiest handshake and most cordial welcome 
that one man could give another. Their boundless enthusiasm, their 
many kindnesses, their earnest words thrilled with loyalty and devotion 
for Delta U., the festive board with its feeling of full fellowship and 
entire absence of all formality, the apt witticisms of our eloquent toast- 
master Charles E. Hughes. Brown, '81, the jolly songs, the rousing 
speeches and the inspiring cheer of Rah ! Rah ! Rah ! Rah ! Vive la 



Delta U.l re-echoed again and again and will never be forgotten. Bonds 
of Brotherhood and of Union then sprung up which we hope will never 
be severed. 

As we were founded so late in the college year we have not had 
much experience, we have everything to do and have the material to ac- 
complish it with, we have twenty men picked from nearly two hundred 
neutrals, and we have a modest pride in them. Among them are the 
president and vice-president of *86, the president of the Franklin Liter- 
ary Society, the president of the college Y. M. C. A., the Monitors of 
of *S6, and '88, three editors on the staff of '87's Melange, of which 
there is rarely more than one from a single fraternity, editors being, 
this year elected according to merit. Six of our seniors took speeches, 
on Commencement, one the Historical Oration. The Junior Mathe- 
matical Prize was taken by one of our men. On Class-day we had 
Valedictorian, Poet, and Mantle Orator. They were the only men 
who had speeches both on Commencement and on Class-day. We 
started with so great a momentum, carrying such an influence with us, 
that no one whom we asked to join refused. 

We had hardly been organized before a critical point came up for 
us to decide, and upon our decision depended much of our future vi- 
tality and influence. There was a split in '87 between the frats and 
non-frats, over the election of Melange editors. Circumstances were 
suc^, that if either gained it would be to our detriment. We acted 
very cautiously and were the means of effecting a reconciliation, and 
ourselves gained two more editors. 

We have brilliant prospects and a grand work to do. Though only 
a few weeks old we are recognized as one of the strongest fraternities 
by the fraternity men and as the best fraternity by all others. Eight 
of our twenty men leave this year, but we expect a strong re-enforce- 
ment from '89. 

We cannot help expressing our gratitude to all who have helped 
us into such a glorious fellowship as that of Delta Upsilon. With the 
kindest greeting to oiu: sister chapters, and best wishes for their and 
the Fraternity's prosperity, 


Charles H. Pridgeon. 



Hamilton Hall, 
Columbia College, New York City, N. Y. 
Dear Brothers: 

Delta Upsilon at Columbia takes up its pen with veneration and 
awe to write its first letter to its sister chapters. If it shall seem to be 
written in a spirit of childishness, it must be pardoned as the maiden 
attempt of the youngest, the "baby" chapter of the Fraternity. 

Not more than three months have passed since the first step was 
taken toward founding our chapter. Oppressed as we were by the 
workings of some of the other fraternities, the germ of our birth existed, 
but hidden in obscurity, and it was by the merest chance that the present 
movement was commenced, a movement which we hope and expect 
will give grand results in the near future. 

Happening upon a copy of the Delta Upsilon Quarterly of 
February last, your correspondent chanced to read there the oraticMi, 
"The Manliness of N on -Secrecy," delivered by Brother William 
Elliot Griffis, D.D., Rutgers, '69, before the Fiftieth Annual Conven- 
tion. It is needless to say that the impression made was hot slight ; and 
acting upon the impulse of the moment, a letter was addressed to 
Brother Joseph H. Br>'an, New York, '86, asking for information 
as to the means to be adopted in order to establish a chapter in our 
college. That letter was handed to and was answered by Brother 
Frederick M. Crossett, of the Executive Council. More happy a reponse 
no petition ever received. Brother Crossett kindly offered his services, 
both officially and i)ersonally, to aid the new enterprise, and by his 
simple and earnest assurance laid a solid foundation for our further 
progress. Nor was his the only helping hand. Many ideas and much 
valuable information were received from Brother A. W. Ferris, M.D., 
New York, '78, to whom the writer was introduced by a letter from 
the members of the New York chai)ter. 

Such were the first steps toward our organization, and let them 
suffice for minutiae. The tale of the rise of Columbia chapter covers 
but a short space in point of time, yet if written in detail it would be 
long. Suffice it to say that although on the ist of April no precise 
idea had been formed, yet by the ist of June our petition had been 
granted and on Saturday evening, June 6th, our chapter was founded. 

In the selection of her charter members the Columbia chapter has 
been especially fortunate. Although the number is not large, yet the 
material is of the best. One of our senior members is essentially 




the honor member of his class. Nineteen hundred dollars in prize 
scholarships and fellowships has been awarded to him out of a sum 
total of twenty-nine himdred dollars which it was possible for him to 
accept. He has graduated at the head of his class, delivering the 
Greek Salutatory, the highest honor, at Commencement. Next year 
we shall continue to have the benefit of his fellowship in the chapter, as 
he will remain at college in the post-graduate course, acting also as tutor 
in Freshman Latin. One of our junior members is the highest man 
in his class, a position which he has held continuously since he entered 
college. Each year he has been represented in the list of prize 
scholarships, reaching a sum total of three hundred dollars thus far 
gained. The Sophomores of our chapter are conceded among the 
brightest and best men of their class, and although the first man of the 
class is not in their number, yet many of them hold the lead in the 
various departments. Though but ten men were initiated, others are 
pledged to us, and we look forward to a sharp and decisive campaign 
against the older and more firmly established Greek-letter fraternities at 
Columbia when the college re-opens in the fall. Somewhat unfavoring 
circumstances seemed to witness our genesis as a chapter, but each day 
brings brighter light, and now we feel assured that ere long Delta 
Upsilon at Columbia will pass from its babyhood to a happy and 
glorious youth. 


H. Laidlaw Marshall, *S6. 

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The welcome which the Fraternity extends to the new chapters at 
Columbia, Lafayette, and the University of Wisconsin must be meas- 
ured by deeds rather than by words. Those who have participated in 
fraternity conventions, or experienced the welcome extended by chap- 
ters to visiting brothers, or witnessed the friendship in which alumni 
of different chapters, when they meet in after life, are bound into 
friendship, best know the meaning of fraternity affection. It is this 
which marks out the fraternity as something vastly higher and nobler 
than the local society ; and to this bond we cordially welcome our 
new brethren. And let us not be thought vainglorious if we claim 
that in no fraternity is the union closer than in Delta Upsilon. Our 
Fraternity alone, of all the list, stands in behalf of a principle. We do 
not decry our fellow fraternities. We hope to be friendly to them alL 
They have their own bonds of fellowship. Beta Theta Pi, as her 
members inform us, has scores of " beautiful but unwritten sentiments," 
which her sons, old and young, can discuss. Other fraternities tell us 
their members can whisper to one another the *' sacred names" of 
their officers ; and all have the bond of union forged by a dark oath 
of secrecy. Delta U. aspires to none of these. Our beautiful senti- 
ments — and they are many — arc all written ; the names of our officers 
we are not ashamed to tell ; and our manly pledge of brotherhood is 
found where he who runs may read. But far beyond all these, and 
far higher than them all, we plant our banner with the watchwords 
Non-Secrecy and Common Sense. We beheve that in the United" 
States of America, in the nineteenth century, and among cultured men, 
the college fraternity has a higher mission than boy's play. With a 
great work to do, \i e prefer to proceed on our career unburdened by 
mysteries which are no mysteries, and secrets which are the laughing- 
stock of sensible men. 

AVe give the heartiest of welcome to our new collaborators in this 
work. We extend to them, one and all, the hand of fraternal fellow- 
ship ; and though our constitution does not provide whether the first 
finger shall be in one place and the rest in another, or whether the 
thumb shall grasp a brother's hand on the palm or on the back, our 
'* grip " is none the less warm and loving in its welcome. 


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We have some chapters in which literary work does not receive 
proper attention. And by literary work we do not mean " essays " or 
" orations," which in the majority of cases are weak doses of Emerson, 
Carlyle, or Taine, but practice in forcible, interesting, and original writ- 
ing. The opportunity for such work is best afforded by the " Society 
paper," which is a recognized institution in most of our chapters. The 
paper is edited by one or more members chosen at each election of 
officers, and is designed to present to the society, at each meeting, the 
liveliness, wit, humor, and current comment of the little society 

It is too often the case, however, that the editor is left altogether to 
himself to originate the material for his paper, while it is not infrequent- 
ly shirked as an unimportant part of the exercises. Any such idea is 
altogether mistaken. In many ways the society paper is an extremely 
important element in society work, and one which is worth every mem- 
ber's careful attention. 

In the first place, it is the best of training for the college papers, 
and when, as is now the case in the majority of our large colleges, elec- 
tion to the editorial board is decided by competition, editorship 
becomes one of the most notable college honors, and in the mere light 
of society prestige, is worthy of especial effort. 

But higher than this is its training for after life. It is not every- 
body who can train himself to write a racy and lively narrative ; but 
everybody may and ought to be able to put his own ideas upon paper 
in concise, forcible, and interesting style. There is nowadays no 
profession which renders this an unnecessary accomplishment. The 
student will not get this training in classroom work. So long as the 
subject for his pen is the character of Robert Bums, or an analysis of 
Shakespeare's Hamlet, or a description of other people or other sub- 
jects in whom the average man has not the slightest personal interest, 
his style will as a rule be unimproved and even emasculated. But let 
the man most distrustful of his own powers discuss the affairs of the 
chapter, matters of college interest, and other points which make up 
the gossip of the little college woiid, and he will be surprised to see 
how his thoughts will shape themselves into fitting words. Many a 

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chapter member has startled himself as well as his associates by the 
mirth and fun which bubbles up unconsciously in his discussion of such 
topics, when his college orations and classroom essays have been the 
dullest of dry trash. 

To those chapters who leave the whole work to the editor, we 
recommend that ever>' member go to work to contribute his shares to 
those who have no society paper, we express our sympathy and hopes 
of a speedy establishment of one. 



Arthur V. Taylor, '86, has received a Phi Beta Kappa key and 
been appointed a member of the conference committee. 

Archie F. McAllister, '87, received a Rice book-prize. 

At the Junior class supper Orlando C. Bidwell responded to the 
toast, " Our Class/' and Charles H. Perry read the poem. 

George S. Duncan, '85, delivered an excellent oration Commence- 
ment day on " Modem Historical Study." Lewis A. James was a 
member of the Committee of Arrangements for Class Day. 

Of our '85 members George S. Duncan will pursue a course of 
study in the School of Philosophy and Theological Seminary at Prince- 
ton, N. J. George W. Yates will teach in the Saratoga, N. Y., Insti- 
tute, and William W. Ranney will be engaged in Y. AL C. A. work. 

CoMMEN'CEMENT Week. — Although at the close of the college 
year, we are just as full of self-congratulations as ever and feel just as 
proud of the progress made thus far by the chapter, we shall be con- 
tent with speaking in the present issue about Commencement at Will- 
iams. The Societies' real Commencement was on the 19th of June, 
when the annual spread was given. Every man was present, and the 
warmest enthusiasm prevailed at the responses to the various toasts. 
Mingled with the enthusiasm was a feeling of sadness at the loss we 
shall sustain in '85. While last year the new graduates were those who 
had directly aided in re-establishing our chapter, those of '85 are among 
our first members and have done good work in bringing us to our 
present state of prosperity. 


We were very glad to meet many alumni at our House during 
Commencement, and only regret that we did not see them more often 
and become better acquainted. 

But Commencement has had unusual attractions, which helped to 
bring out many of our alumni. It has commonly been called " The 
Garfield Commencement/' since interest and curiosity centered in that 
family. The country people came to catch a glimpse of " the boys " 
on graduation day ; the beneficiaries to the Garfield Professorship in 
Latin, to attend the reception given in honor of Mrs. Garfield by 
President Carter ; and the class of '56, through respect for the family 
of their beloved classmate, the late President. 

The town was well filled with visitors Sunday, June 28, but Mon- 
day to repletion. The Graves Prize speaking took place Saturday 
evening, June 27, but the speaking, with one exception, was below the 
average. Sunday morning the Rev. John Winthrow, of Boston, 
delivered a sermon before the Mills Young Men's Christian Associa- 
tion. At three o'clock President Carter gave the Baccalaureate Ser- 
mon. The graduating class ap])eared for the first time in a body with 
caps and gowns, which added dignity to their appearance. Owing 
to a heavy shower, the prayer-meeting in Mission Park was held in 
the church, at which Dr. Hopkins presided. The alumni prayer- 
meeting held in the evening closed Sunday's exercises. 

The glee club concert and Junior dramatics consumed a good 
portion of Monday. The Rev. Edward Everett Hale, D.D.,of Bos- 
ton, in the evening delivered an address on " The American People," 
before the Adelphi Union Society. Dr. Hale, in the course of his 
remarks, touchingly alluded to the graduation of his father when Dr. 
Fitch was President of the college. Reception by the Alpha Delta 
Phi and Kappa Alpha societies followed this. Tuesday the weather 
was cloudy and threatening; still the class day programme was car- 
ried out in detail. The exercises began at the Congregational church, 
where the oration was delivered by Harry Garfield, and also a poem 
was read ; at Clarke Hall, the Ivy oration; on the campus, a witty 
oration to the lower classes; and the Pipe oration. All were well 
received, and interspersed with music. In the evening five members 
each from the Sophomore and Junior classes contested in the Prize 
Rhetorical Contest. Later in the evening the Senior Promenade, in 
Goodrich Hall, was enjoyed by a large company. 

Wednesday was Commencement day, and, as hinted before, the 


At the State Inter-collegiate athletic meeting at Geneva, N. Y., 
Charles S. Van Auken, *86, took two first prizes ; puttiDg the shot and 
throwing the ball. 

Warren 1). More, '88, took the second prize for the quarter-mile run. 

Kdmund J. Wager, '85, h;is been elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and 
received an appointment for prize debate. 

Delta Upsilon is represented on the editorial board of the Jfamil- 
ton Lit. by Fred. W. Griffith, '86, and on the Hamiltonian by John G. 
Peck, '87. 

•* Van Auken, ''^Ci leads in the batting of the nine. Out of twenty- 
seven times at the bat he has made thirteen safe hits, with a total ol 
fifteen. His percentage is 481." — Hamilton Lit. 

Commencement Week. — The seventy-third Commencement 01 
Hamilton College began Saturday evening, June 27, with the Mc- 
Kinney prize s]K'aking. The competitors were from the three lower 
classes, consisting of six Juniors; five Sophomores and four Freshmen. 
The speaking indicated careful training, and well sustained the reputa- 
tion of this *' Modern Home of Oratory." 

Sunday morning President Darling delivered the Baccalaureate 
Sermon. His subject was, " Manhood : Its uses and abuses." 

This was followed in the evening by the address before the College 
V. M. C. A., by our Reverend Brother Arthur T. Pierson, D.D., '57, 
of Bethany Church, Philadelpliia, Pa. A large and appreciative audi- 
ence listened with interest, for more than an hour, to an earnest and 
practical view of Christian work, at the present day. 

The exercises were continued Monday evening with the McKinney 
prize debate. The discussion of the ([uestion, " Is the abolition of the 
contract labor system in our prisons for the best interests of the State,'* 
was ably supported and largely contributed to the week's entertainment 

A feature peculiar to this Commencement, and one that gave in- 
creased interest to the exercises of Tuesday, was the presentation of a 
granite monument, erected by the class of '87, marking the place where 
" the line of property " crosses the highway at the foot of College 
Hill. In connection with their work in practical surveying, under 
Lieut. Denig, the class of '87, found the correct bearing of the line 
which was establisherl in 1768 at a council of the Six Nations of the 
Iro«]uois, held at Fort Stanwix, which for many years marked the 
boundary between the EngHsh and Indian possessions, and which passes 
through the college grounds. The stone which marks the entrance 


of the line upon the college property is ornamental in design, bearing 
appropriate inscriptions ; upon one side are traced the characteristic 
signatures of the six tribes. In behalf of the class, H. H. Loomis 
made the presentation address. Responses were made by Lieut. Denig, 
and our Brother, Prof. Francis M. Burdick, '69, in which interesting 
allusions were made to the historic incidents surrounding the first survey 
of the line. 

This was followed by the " Class-Tree " exercises on the college 

The Clark prize exhibition in oratory Tuesday night well merited 
the general expression of admiration, both for style in writing and elo- 

Wednesday was clear and beautiful and our Alumni were present in 
large numbers to enjoy the day, principally given up to their use. 

The annual meeting of the society of Alumni was held in the stone 
church, in the morning, followed by a meeting for the election of officers. 
During the afternoon the following classes held reunions : '25, '35, '45, 
*55, '65, ,75, '82. The annual oration before the society of Hamilton 
Alumni, Wednesday night, was deHvered by the Rev. Levi Parsons, 
D.D.; Clinton Scollard, class *8i, delivered the poem. 

The graduating exercises, Thursday, passed off satisfactorily. The 
class graduated numbers thirty-three. 

The general interest manifested in the exercises, together with the 
large number of Alumni and friends of the college present, contributed 
to make this a brilliant Commencement season. 

The week was one of lively interest for Delta Upsilon. Among 
those engaged in the public exercises were noticed the Rev. Dr. A. T. 
Pierson, '57, in the address before the Y. M. C. A., Sunday evening. 
E. Root Fitch, '86, and John G. Peck, '87, as competitors in the Mc- 
Kinney prize speaking; Edmund J. Wager, '85, one of the six compet- 
itors in the prize debate ; Thomas C. Miller, '85, orator at the Class day 

Annual Reunion. — The report of an unusually large return of Delta 
U. Alumni was confirmed at the annual reunion at the Delta U. parlors, 
Wednesday morning. The invitations, issued some time previous to Com- 
mencement, by the chapter, welcoming their alumni to a banquet Wed- 
nesday night, may have had something to do in bringing this about. The 
occasion was one of enjoyment. After words of welcome by William T. 
Ormiston, '85, and the repast, toast master Josiah A. Hyland, Esq., '75, 


of New York, in terms most fitting for the occasion called for the usual 
toasts. Responses were made as follows : " Our fifty years' ezistoice,'^ 
by the Rev. Richard G. Keyes, '48, a charter member; "Hamilton 
College," the Rev. Dwight Scovel, '54; " Clergymen in DelU U." the 
Rev. Arthur T. Pierson, D.D., '57; " Our Founders," by the Rev. Alfred 
M. Stowe, '49 ; " Delta U. and other Fraternities," Prof. William H. 
Maynard, D.D., '54; " Fraternity of the Present," Edmund J. Wager, 
'85 ; " Our Chapter House," William M. Griffith, '80 ; " Hamilton 
Chapter," the Rev. Luther A. Ostrander, '65 ; "The Future," Leslie 
R. Groves, '81. The remarks of the Rev. Richard G. Keyes, and the 
Rev. Alfred M. Stowe, who were actively engaged in the establishment 
of the chapter at Hamilton, contributed a peculiar interest as they spoke 
of incidents connected with the early history of the chapter ; the high 
character of the first members, and the enviable position in scholarship 
and honors it took, from the beginning, in comparison with other 

" The usual Feast of Reason and Flow of Soul " seemed to be 
checked only by the lateness of the hour. 

As the Hall was left, ringing with the echoes of Rah ! Rah ! Rah ! 
Rah! Vive la Delta U.!! all must ha^e experienced a deeper interest 
in Delta Upsilon and an increased desire to sustain her usefulness. 

The Delta U.'s present at Commencement were : Rev. R. G. Keyes, 
'48; Rev. A. M. Stowe, '49; Rev. E. P. Powell, '53; Prof. W. H. 
Maynard, D.D, '54 ; Rev. Dwight Scovel, '54 ; Rev. A. T. Pierson, 
D.D., '57; L. D. Miller, '62; Rev. L. A. Ostrander, '65 ; Prof. I. O. 
Best, '67; Prof. F. M. Burdick, '69; Rev. D. E. Finks, '70; Prof. J. 
E. Massee, '73; Rev. F. S. Child, '75; J. A. Hyland, Esq., '75; Rev. 
W. H. Albright, '76 ; H. M. Hill, '79; W. M. Griffith, '80 ; L. R. 
Groves, '81 ; O. A. Hess, '81 ; D. R. Rodger, '82 ; C. S. Luther, 
'83; G. W. Warren, '84 ; Prof. J. M. Taylor, Madison, '67 ; Rev. 
H. O. Rowlands, Madison, '72; and E. J. Thomas, Williams, *88. 


Commencement week at Amherst passed off very pleasantly. The 
society men did the usual amount of campaigning during the days of 
entrance examinations, which occur just before Commencement. 
Alonzo M. Murphey, 'SG, is our campaign president, and with the 
assistance of other members has done excellent work. Brother 
Murphey is one of our enthusiastic men and has brought us many col- 


lege honors. Some valuable men have been pledged, and others who 
are not quite ready to settle society matters have been shown the 
merits of Delta U. We have been assisted much by our alumni. All 
the alumni may not be aware that by a little effort they may be able 
to do the society an incalculable favor by speaking of society matters 
with good men who are coming to Amherst, before they become pre- 
judiced in favor of other societies, and also by informing the society of 
such men as they deem desirable. We are very grateful to those of 
our alumni who have thus aided us. 

Saturday before Commencement senior dramatics were given at a 
matinee. "The Rivals" were given as last winter, and Brother 
Simons, '85, took the part of " Lucy " very acceptably. Monday 
occurred the Kellogg prize speaking by the Sophomores and Freshmen, 
and also the Hyde prize orations by members of the Senior class. 
Clarence M. Austin, '85, was one of the five Hyde speakers. His 
subject, " Chinese Gordon." Monday evening several prizes for the 
term and year were announced. The Sawyer prize for excellence in 
anatomy and physiology was awarded to Walter P. White, '87. This 
is the third year this prize has been taken by Delta U's, Charles S. 
Wilder, '86, taking it last year, and Charles H. Nichols, '85, two years 

The Walker prize for excellence in the mathematics of the Sopho- 
more year was divided, one-half being awarded to Walter P. White, 
'87. Brother White is one of our brightest men, as is shown by his 
taking these two valuable prizes in one term. 

Tuesday was given to an exhibition by the Sophomore class in 
the Pratt gymnasium, a sacred concert in the college church. Ivy 
exercises, and the class oration and poem. Class day concert in the 

Wednesday forenoon Commencement exercises began. There were 
eight speakers, chosen with reference to excellence in scholarship. 
Brother Herbert G. Mank, who was one of the six who took Magna 
cum Laude, spoke on ''Transcendentalism in Literature." Of our 
senior delegation Nichols has a fine position in the West as stenogra- 
pher, Simons expects to enter Columbia Law School, Tirrell will go 
into business, Mank will probably go to New Haven Theological 
Seminary, Austin is undecided, Utley will go to Harvard Medical 
School. Delta U. in Amherst is doing fairly well. The outlook for 
the coming year is very much better than last year, and we see no 




reason why as a chapter we may not maintain the high position pre- 
viously held in the Fraternity. 


Commencement. — Saturday noon, June 21, the burden of exam- 
inations was thrown off, and the Adelbert students were looking for- 
ward with satisfaction to the few days of pleasure and profit Com- 
mencement exercises can afford. While perfect harmony and good- 
will prevail among the Students, yet each fraternity seems esp^ecially 
absorbed in the part its own members are to have, and the creditable 
performance of the same. On Monday evening, the Prize Speaking 
contest was held, consisting of contestants from the Freshman and 
Sophomore classes. Although Delta U. was defeated, nevertheless, 
she felt proud of the honor done her by her respective representatives, 
Charles C. Stuart, and James D. Corwin. 

No one regrets more than Adelbert students that so little attention 
is given to the observance of field day in this institution. While other 
colleges are enjoying a prosperous exhibition of sports on that occa- 
sion, thereby rendering the Commencement more attractive and inter- 
esting, we have been laboring to establish such a day here, but as 
yet but little success has attended our efforts. The small number of 
students at present, the lack of hearty co-operation on the part of some, 
and extreme indifference on the part of others, have rendered our 
visionary plans impracticable. This may be a departure from Delta 
U. news, but while other chapters are sending in reports of victories 
won in field sports we wish it to be understood that not lack of ma- 
terial but an opportunity to display it prevents us from doing the same. 

Tuesday evening is the most enjoyable time we have, when we are 
permitted to meet and banquet our Alumni. 

You no doubt enjoy the same happy experience, therefore a de- 
scription would be but tiresome. 

It is especially gratifying to the chapter to meet so many gradu- 
ates from other colleges on such occasions. 

The exercises of the graduating class was held Wednesday. Elmer 
E. Brooks, and Fred W. Ashley, maintained the good reputation of 
our Chapter, Brother Brooks delivered an oration,^ and Brother Ashley 
a poem. 

The exercises of the year concluded with a reception in the college 
buildings in conjunction with this, or rather, afler the reception-rooms 


of the Chapter Hall were thrown open to a few friends where the final 
hours of the college year were pleasantly and profitable spent. 


Both Field Day and Class Day exercises were omitted this year. 

Charles H. Smith, George F. Holt, J. Ross Lynch, Joseph H. Hill^ 
and Henry C. Cooper, were respectively the second, third fourth, fifth, 
and sixth men in the class of '85. 

The thirty-second annual banrjuet of the Rochester chapter occurred 
at Teall's parlors, Monday evening, June 15. After partaking of a 
bountiful repast, the toasts were introduced in a most pleasing manner 
by the toastmaster, Joseph O'Connor, '63, editor of the Buffalo Courier^ 
Responses were made by the Rev. G. L. Hamilton, '61, J. C. O'Brien, '56 
David Hays, '78, Adelbcrt Cronise,*;;, George F. Holt, '85, Edward B. 
Angell, M.D., '77, Charles Forbes, M.D., '64, and Charles H. Smithy 
'85. The occasion was greatly enjoyed by those present, and all went 
away feeling that their love for Delta U. was stronger than ever before. 

Mr. Adler, who graduated with highest honors in the classical 
course at the Rochester Free Academy, has pledged to Delta U. No 
others have as yet pledged in the class of '89, but we have a number 
of fine men in view whom we stand good chances of securing, and 
hence consider our prospects for next year excellent. 

At Commencement Delta U. carried off the following honors: 

Junior Greek Prize — Wallace S. Truesdell. 

First Sophomore Latin Prize — Arthur L. Benedict, with honorable 
mention of Herbert L. Manchester and Arthur L. Smith. 

First Dewey prize for excellence in declamation — Fred. A. Race, 
'87, with honorable mention of Benjamin Otto, '87. 

Honorable mention was also made of George F. Holt, '85, Earnest 
Pattee, *86, and William E. Loucks, '^G^ for an examination on spe- 
cial lectures on Anthropology ; of Edward T. Parsons, '86, for an ex- 
amination on Duruy's " Histoire du Moyen Age ;" of Arthur L Bene- 
dict, '87, for an examination upon Freytag's " Der Staat Friedrich's 
des Grossen" and Lamartine's " Graziella ;" of Walter R. Betteridge^ 
*Z%^ for an examination on the " De Amacitia " and the first and fourth 
.books of Xenophon's " Memorabilia." 

Joseph O'Connor, 'd^, David Hays, '78, J. C. O'Brien, '56, the Rev. 
D. H. Palmer, '60, the Rev. G. L. Hamilton, '61, Charles Forbes, M.D.» 


were delivered by Stephen J. Keefe, Warren R. Schenck, and Rojiro 
Matsugata, of Rutgers, '89. The judges awarded the prize of $25 to 
Brother Kojiro Matsugata for the best oration both because of subject 
matter and delivery. His subject was " New Japan." He also re- 
ceived the Palmer Prize in Histor>% and when the announcement was 
made of these awards, he received an ovation. The One hundred and 
fifteenth Commencement exercises of Rutgers College were opened by 
the Baccalaureate sermon by ex-president William H. Campbell, od 
the evening of June 14. 

Class day exercises were held Monday afternoon in and about 
Kirkpatrick Chapel, and Delta U. was represented by Louis A. Voor- 
hees, of '85, who sustained his reputation for wit and humor in the class 
prophecy. The CAce Club concert was given the same evening at the" 
Opera House. 

The Alumni Association of Rutgers College held its annual session 
Tuesday morning, and among other officers elected for the ensuing 
year were, I. S. Upson, *8i, as Biographer and the Rev. Charles H. 
Pool, '63, as one of the Standing Committee. After the presentation 
of the portrait of the Rev. John Neilson Abeel to the trustees of the 
college, and the acceptance of same in behalf of the trustees by Presi- 
dent (iatcs, the alumni to the number of three hundred, listened to a 
soul stirring address by Brother William Elliot Griffis, D.D., '69, of 
Schenectady, N. Y., upon " Rutgers Representatives in Japan and 
what they have done there.'* It roused the pride of all the loyal sons 
of our A/ma Mater who were present to hear the words that Dr. Griffis 
uttured. So full was the address of facts that had never before been 
collated, so reliable were the utterances, coming as they did from one 
who himself had been so i)rominent an exponent of Rutgers scholar- 
ship and Rutger's principles in his own work in Japan, from one who 
so well knew " whereof he spake," that, at the conclusion of the 
address one and another arose, vieing with each other for the oppor- 
tunity of proposing a most hearty vote of thanks to the speaker for the 
address, and expressing in strongest terms their sense of its value and 
the desirability of its being published. By a vote of the association Dr. 
Griffis was requested to prepare the manuscript for publication for the 

The alumni dinner which was held immediately afterward was a 
delightful affair. Speeches were numerous and witty, but of them all 
it can be safely said, none was so full of humor and none was as popu- 


of the Chapter Hall were thrown open to a few friends where the final 
hours of the college year were pleasantly and profitable spent. 


Both Field Day and Class Day exercises were omitted this year. 

Charles H. Smith, George F. Holt, J. Ross Lynch, Joseph H. Hill, 
and Henry C. Cooper, were respectively the second, third fourth, fifth, 
and sixth men in the class of '85. 

The thirty-second annual ban([uet of the Rochester chapter occurred 
at Teall's parlors, Monday evening, June 15. After partaking of a 
bountiful repast, the toasts were introduced in a most pleasing manner 
by the toastmaster, Joseph O'Connor, '63, editor of the Buffalo Couriery 
Responses were made by the Rev. G. L. Hamilton, '61, J. C. O'Brien, '56 
Da\'id Hays, '78, Adelbert Cronise,';;, George F. Holt, '85, Edward B. 
Angell, M.D., '77, Charles Forbes, M.D., '64, and Charles H. Smith, 
»85. The occasion was greatly enjoyed by those present, and all went 
away feeling that their love for Delta U. was stronger than ever before. 

Mr. Adler, who graduated with highest honors in the classical 
course at the Rochester Free Academy, has pledged to Delta U. No 
others have as yet pledged in the class of '89, but we have a number 
of fine men in view whom we stand good chances of securing, and 
hence consider our prospects for next year excellent. 

At Commencement Delta U. carried off the following honors : 

Junior Greek Prize — Wallace S. Truesdell. 

First Sophomore Latin Prize — Arthur L. Benedict, with honorable 
mention of Herbert L. Manchester and Arthur L. Smith. 

First Dewey prize for excellence in declamation — Fred. A. Race, 
'87, with honorable mention of Benjamin Otto, '87. 

Honorable mention was also made of George F. Holt, '85, Earnest 
Pattee, '86, and William E. Loucks, '86, for an examination on spe- 
cial lectures on Anthropology ; of Edward T. Parsons, '86, for aw ex- 
amination on Duruy's " Histoire du Moyen Age ;" of Arthur L Bene- 
dict, '87, for an examination upon Freytag's " Der Staat Friedrich's 
des Grossen"and Lamartine's "Graziella;" of Walter R. Betteridge, 
^2^%^ for-an examination on the " De Amacitia " and the first and fourth 
books of Xenophon's " Memorabilia." 

Joseph O'Connor, %i, David Hays, '78, J. C. O'Brien, '56, the Rev. 
D. H. Palmer, *6o, the Rev. G. L. Hamilton, '61, Charles Forbes, M.D., 


were delivered by Stephen J. Keefe, Warren R. Schenck, and KojiiO' 
Matsugata, of Rutgers, '89. The judges awarded the prize of $25 to , 
Brother Kojiro Matsugata for the best oration both because of subject 
matter and delivery. His subject was " New Japan." He also re- 
ceived the Palmer Prize in History, and when the announcement wa$ 
made of these awards, he received an ovation. The One hundred and 
fifteenth Commencement exercises of Rutgers College were opened bf 
the Baccalaureate sermon by ex-president William H. Campbell, on 
the evening of June 14. 

Class day exercises were held Monday afternoon in and about 
Kirkpatrick Chapel, and Delta U. was represented by Louis A. Voor- 
hees, of '85, who sustained his reputation for wit and humor in the class 
prophecy. The Glee Club concert was given the same evening at the 
Opera House. 

The Alumni Association of Rutgers College held its annual sesaoa 
Tuesday morning, and among other officers elected for the ensuing 
year were, 1. S. Upson, '81, as Biographer and the Rev. Charles H. 
Pool, '63, as one of the Standing Committee. After the presentation 
of the portrait of the Rev. John Neilson Abeel to the trustees of the 
college, and the acceptance of same in behalf of the trustees by Prea- 
dent Gates, the alumni to the number of three hundred, listened to a 
soul stirring address by Brother William Elliot Griffis, D.D., '69, of 
Schenectady, N. Y., upon " Rutgers Representatives in Japan and 
what they have done there." It roused the pride of all the loyal sons 
of our A /ma Mater who were present to hear the words that Dr. GriflSs 
uttured. So full was the address of facts that had never before been 
collated, so reliable were the utterances, coming as they did from one 
who himself had been so prominent an exponent of Rutgers scholar- 
ship and Rutger's principles in his own work in Japan, from one who 
so well knew ** whereof he spake," that, at the conclusion of the 
address one and another arose, vieing with each other for the oppor- 
tunity of proposing a most hearty vote of thanks to the speaker for the 
address, and expressing in strongest terms their sense of its value and 
the desirability of its being published. By a vote of the association Dr. . 
Griffis was requested to prepare the manuscript for publication for the 

The alumni dinner which was held immediately afterward was a 
delightful affair. Speeches were numerous and witty, but of them all 
it can be safely said, none was so full of humor and none was as popu- 




lar, at least among the yoQnger alumni, as was that of Professor 
Bowser, *68. It brought down the house. After the dinner some 
wandered off to the ball grounds to witness the game between the 
University and the alumni, others gathered under the trees of the 
campus and had impromptu class re-unions, and more went to the 
Opera House to hear President D. C. Oilman's masterly address upon 
"" The American University, Its place in Higher Education." 

At the Junior exhibition in the evening. Brother Lewis B. Cham- 
berlain, *S6, delivered a fine oration upon " A National Monument." 

On Commencement day the honor of Delta U. was maintained by 
Louis A. Voorhees, the " Lone Star," whose oration, " A College 
Fetich," dealt with the subject, " Must the Classics go." 

The following degrees were conferred upon Delta U.'s : B. A., Louis 
A. Voorhees, '85; M. A., A. B. Havens, '82 ; and honorary LL.D., 
upon the Hon. Judson Stuart Landon, of Schenectady, N. Y., Presi- 
dent /n? tempore of Union College. 

After the Junior exhibition, Tuesday evening, the undergraduate 
members of the chapter, together with alumni, sat down to the Delta 
Upsilon banquet. 

A bounteous repast had been provided, and though the heavy 
shower that continued throughout the night prevented many from 
coming, who otherwise would have, the forty who did sit around the 
festive board had a royal time. 

The Rev. Hendrick A. Hendrickson, '75, officiated as toastmaster, 
and ranged about the tables with the undergraduates and other alumni 
were Brothers DeWitt and Hageman, charter members of the chapter, 
and our unexpected and thrice welcome brother from the New 
York Chapter, Fred M. Crossett, '84, of the Quarterly and Executive 

Music, both instrumental and vocal, mingled with the responses to 
the toasts, the instrumental by Beebe, '83, and the vocal by the Delta 
U. chorus. 

Following are the toasts : 

" Our Fraternity," Henry W. Beebe, '2>i, 

" Our Chapter," Louis A. Voorhees, '85. 

" Our New Chapters," Fred M. Crossett, New York, '84. 

" Our Lawyers," Charles L. Edgar, '82. 

" Our Young Alumni," Edward B. Voorhees, *8i. 

** Our Semi-Centennial," James G. Meyer, '84. 


The band ceased playing and President Dike introduced Mr. Burwdl, 
whose address on **'rhe Modern Hercules," was followed by that of 
Mr. Wood on **'rhc Significance of the Class-Tree." 

The next speech was the " Address to Undergraduates," which is, 
except the Oration and the Poem, the most eagerly sought honor in 
the gift of the class. As usually given it is the reverse of a sermon. 
It is (liii'ays witty, is sometimes puerile, sometimes bitter, sometimes 
even malicious. The Faculty long ago abandoned the seats which 
used to bo i)laced for them on the i)latform, and now few of that body 
dare come witiiin hearing of the orator's invectives. The President 
has to grin and bear alone the hits which are often ill-disguised stabs. 

The address on this day was in the hands of Brother Everett, the 
leading man of our chapter as well as the Valedictorian of '85. He 
won a triumi)h for himself and for Delta Upsilon. The President 
laughed heartily at more than one of his jokes, and when the whit^ 
haired old gentleman straightened his tall form to make his address, 
he complimented our brother highly. He congratulated the class on 
their selection of him as their speaker. 

" You have listened," said he, "to wit without malice, hilarity with- 
out vulgarity." 

The Class-tree was planted, the Glee Club sang on the steps of the 
Chapel, and the pc(^ple dispersed to gather again under the elms of 
the Front Campus, now hung with multitudes of Chinese lanterns. The 
air was full of a low hum of conversation and of motion. The bril- 
liantly lighted rooms told of private spreads where one could enjoy, 
even more than could the shifting throng upon the campus, the 
music which stole in through the talk and laughter of those who 
filled the broad window-seats. 

At last the concert is over, and the band leads the Seniors and their 
escort of Under-chissmen down the hill, amid a blaze of fireworks, to 
the Class-supper. 

Baccalaurf.ate and Phi Beta Kappa. — On Saturday every- 
body rested. At four o'clock Sunday afternoon, the Seniors took the 
places reserved for them in the old First Baptist Meeting House to 
listen to the Baccalaureate Sermon by President Robinson, whose 
words were as wise and kintlly as they were powerful and impressive. 

The first third of each class at Brown are elected members of Phi 
Beta Kappa, the first seven in the class at the end of the Junior year, 
the remainder of the third at the end of the Senior year. The election 


lar, at least among the younger alumni, as was that of Professor 
Bowser, *6S. It brought down the house. After the dinner some 
wandered off to the ball grounds to witness the game between the 
University and the alumni, others gathered under the trees of the 
campus and had impromptu class re-unions, and more went to the 
Opera House to hear President D. C. Oilman's masterly address upon 
** The American University, Its place in Higher Education." 

At the Junior exhibition in the evening. Brother Lewis B. Cham- 
berlain, *86, delivered a fine oration upon " A National Monument." 

On Commencement day the honor of Delta U. was maintained by 
Louis A. Voorhees, the " Lone Star," whose oration, " A College 
Fetich," dealt with the subject, " Must the Classics go." 

The following degrees were conferred upon Delta U.'s : B. A., Louis 
A. Voorhees, '85; M. A., A. B. Havens, '82 ; and honorary LL.D., 
upon the Hon. Judson Stuart Landon, of Schenectady, N. Y., Presi- 
dent ^ro tempore of Union College. 

After the Junior exhibition, Tuesday evening, the undergraduate 
members of the chapter, together with alumni, sat down to the Delta 
Upsilon banquet. 

A bounteous repast had been provided, and though the heavy 
■shower that continued throughout the night prevented many from 
-coming, who otherwise would have, the forty who did sit around the 
festive board had a royal time. 

The Rev. Hendrick A. Hendrickson, '75, officiated as toastmaster, 
and ranged about the tables with the undergraduates and other alumni 
were Brothers DeWitt and Hageman, charter members of the chapter, 
and our unexpected and thrice welcome brother from the New 
York Chapter, Fred M. Crossett, '84, of the Quarterly and Executive 

Music, both instrumental and vocal, mingled with the responses to 
the toasts, the instrumental by Beebe, '83, and the vocal by the Delta 
U. chorus. 

Following are the toasts : 

" Our Fraternity," Henry W. Beebe, '83. 

" Our Chapter," Louis A. Voorhees, '85. 

" Our New Chapters," Fred M. Crossett, New York, '84. 

" Our Lawyers," Charles L. Edgar, '82. 

" Our Young Alumni," Edward B. Voorhees, '81. 

^* Our Semi-Centennial," James G. Meyer, '84. 


The band ceased playing and President Dike introduced Mr. BurweQ, 
whose address on "The Modem Hercules," was followed by that of 
Mr. Wood on "The Significance of the Class-Tree." 

The next speech was the " Address to Undergraduates," which is^ 
except the Oration and the Poem, the most eagerly sought honor in 
the gift of the class. As usually given it is the reverse of a sermon. 
It is always witty, is sometimes puerile, sometimes bitter, sometimes 
even malicious. The Faculty long ago abandoned the seats which 
used to be placed for them on the platform, and now few of that body 
dare come within hearing of the oratofs invectives. The President 
has to grin and bear alone the hits which are often ill-disguised stabs. 

The address on this day was in the hands of Brother Everett, the 
leading man of our chapter as well as the Valedictorian of '85. He 
won a triumph for himself and for Delta Upsilon. The President 
laughed heartily at more than one of his jokes, and when the white- 
haired old gentleman straightened his tall form to make his address, 
he complimented our brother highly. He congratulated the class on 
their selection of him as their speaker. 

" You have listened," said he, "to wit without malice, hilarity with- 
out vulgarity." 

The Class-tree was planted, the Glee Club sang on the steps of the 
Chapel, and the people dispersed to gather again under the elms of 
the Front Campus, now hung with multitudes of Chinese lanterns. The 
air was full of a low hum of conversation and of motion. The bril- 
liantly lighted rooms told of private spreads where one could enjoy, 
even more than could the shifting throng upon the campus, the 
music which stole in through the talk and laughter of those who 
filled the broad window-seats. 

At last the concert is over, and the band leads the Seniors and their 
escort of Under-classmen down the hill, amid a blaze of fireworks, to 
the Class-supper. 

Baccalaureate and Phi Beta Kappa. — On Saturday every- 
body rested. At four o'clock Sunday afternoon, the Seniors took the 
places reserved for them in the old First Baptist Meeting House to 
listen to the Baccalaureate Sermon by President Robinson, whose 
words were as wise and kindly as they were powerful and impressive. 

The first third of each class at Brown are elected members of Phi 
Beta Kappa, the first seven in the class at the end of the Junior year, 
the remainder of the third at the end of the Senior year. The election 


lar, at least among the younger alumni, as was that of Professor 
Bowser, ^6%. It brought down the house. After the dinner some 
wandered off to the ball grounds to witness the game between the 
University and the alumni, others gathered under the trees of the 
campus and had impromptu class re-unions, and more went to the 
Opera House to hear President D. C Oilman's masterly address upon 
*'The American University, Its place in Higher Education." 

At the Junior exhibition in the evening, Brother Lewis B. Cham- 
berlain, *86, delivered a fine oration upon " A National Monument." 

On Commencement day the honor of Delta U. was maintained by 
Louis A. Voorhees, the " Lone Star," whose oration, " A College 
Fetich," dealt with the subject, " Must the Classics go." 

The following degrees were conferred upon Delta LT.'s : B. A., Louis 
A. Voorhees, '85; M. A., A. B. Havens, '^2 ; and honorary LL.D., 
upon the Hon. Judson Stuart Landon, of Schenectady, N. Y., Presi- 
dent fro tevipore of Union College. 

After the Junior exhibition, Tuesday evening, the undergraduate 
members of the chapter, together with alumni, sat down to the Delta 
Upsilon banquet. 

A bounteous repast had been provided, and though the heavy 
shower that continued throughout the night prevented many from 
<:oming, who otherwise would have, the forty who did sit around the 
festive board had a royal time. 

The Rev. Hendrick A. Hendrickson, '75, officiated as toastmaster, 
^nd ranged about the tables with the undergraduates and other alumni 
were Brothers DeWitt and Hageman, charter members of the chapter, 
.and our unexpected and thrice welcome brother from the New 
York Chapter, Fred M. Crossett, '84, of the Quarterly and Executive 

Music, both instrumental and vocal, mingled with the responses to 
the toasts, the instrumental by Beebe, '83, and the vocal by the Delta 
U. chorus. 

Following are the toasts : 

" Our Fraternity," Henry W. Beebe, 'Zi. 

" Our Chapter," Louis A. Voorhees, '85. 

" Our New Chapters," Fred M. Crossett, New York, '84. 

** Our Lawyers," Charles L. Edgar, '82. 

" Our Young Alumni," Edward B. Voorhees, '81. 

^* Our Semi-Centennial," James G. Meyer, '84. 


The band ceased playing and President Dike introduced Mr. Burwell, 
whose address on "The Modern Hercules," was followed by that of 
Mr. Wood on "The Significance of the Class-Tree." 

The next speech was the " Address to Undergraduates," which is, 
except the Oration and the Poem, the most eagerly sought honor in 
the gift of the class. As usually given it is the reverse of a sermon. 
It is always witty, is sometimes puerile, sometimes bitter, sometimes 
€ven malicious. The Faculty long ago abandoned tlie seats which 
used to be placed for them on the platform, and now few of that body 
■dare come within hearing of the orator's invectives. The President 
has to grin and bear alone the hits which are often ill-disguised stabs. 

The address on this day was in the hands of }irother Everett, the 
leading man of our chapter as well as the Valedictorian of '85. He 
won a triumph for himself and for Delta Upsilon. The President 
laughed heartily at more than one of his jokes, and when the white- 
haired old gentleman straightened his tall form to make his address, 
he complimented our brother highly. He congratulated the class on 
their selection of him as their speaker. 

" You have listened," said he, "to wit without malice, hilarity with- 
out vulgarity." 

The Class-tree was planted, the Glee Club sang on the steps of the 
Chapel, and the people dispersed to gather again under the elms of 
the Front Campus, now hung with multitudes of Chinese lanterns. The 
air was full of a low hum of conversation and of motion. The bril- 
liantly lighted rooms told of private spreads where one could enjoy, 
even more than could the shifting throng upon the campus, the 
music which stole in through the talk and laughter of those who 
filled the broad window-scats. 

At last the concert is over, and the band leads the Seniors and their 
escort of Under-classmen down the hill, amid a blaze of fireworks, to 
the Class-supper. 

Baccalaurkate and Phi Beta Kapi'a. — On Saturday every- 
body rested. At four o'clock Sunday afternoon, the Seniors took the 
places reserved for them in the old First Baptist Meeting House to 
listen to the Baccalaureate Sermon by President Robinson, whose 
words were as wise and kindly as they were powerful and impressive. 

The first third of each class at Brown are elected members of Phi 
Beta Kappa, the first seven in the class at the end of the Junior year, 
the remainder of the third at the end of the Senior year. The election 


this year gave Delta Upsilon three out of the eight appointed from 
'85, Brothers Barrows, Carter, and Skinner, and three of the seven 
from 'S6f Brothers Burnham, Isham, and Manchester. The initiation 
took place on Monday morning. The Rhode Island Alpha gathered 
in the First Baptist Church on Tuesday morning to listen to the 
biennial Oration, the Rev. Edward Everett Hale's masterly address, 
"*'What is the American People." 

Sophomore Prize Declamation. — The end of the Sophomore 
year is celebrated by the prize declamation to which members of that 
class alone are eligible. Five of the twelve speakers appointed for 
Monday evening represented Delta Upsilon, Brothers Bronson, 
Chase, Dietrich, Wakeman, and White. They did well for the old 
chapter, too, for the judges gave the first prize to Brother White, and 
the second to Brother Dietrich. The third fell to a non-society man, 
or ovMv. Great indeed was the rejoicing among the brethren. 

Senior Public. — To the Brown Delta U. the Senior Public means 

more than does Commencement. It is the last Public of the year and 

is under the full control of the Seniors, who do their best to make the 

entertainment worthy of the friends who have come to spend the week 

of graduation with them. 

Tuesday evening, the evening before Commencement, was intensely 
hot, yet the old chapter hall was well filled with the boys and their 
friends — ^lady friends especially — gathered to give the Seniors a hand- 
some farewell. 

After prayer by Brother TuUer, '84, and music by the chapter 
chorus. Brother French, our president, called upon Brother Skinner, 
who gave a poem. Brother Abbott followed him with a short story. 
After the next song. Brother Lord was to have given an oration, but 
he was absent, more unfortunately for us than for him, since he had 
suddenly been called to a neighboring town to take charge of a High 
school, the principal of which had resigned. Brother French then 
called upon Brother Barrows to prophesy, and well did the inspired 
seer respond, closing his witty remarks with a few earnest words as to 
the real future. Brother Bronson, '87, who had been chosen as the 
proper person to advise the outgoing Seniors, then addressed them 
with sad earnestness on the temptations of the wicked world and the 
utter unfitness of the graduates to cope with them. 

The literary part of the Public was followed by the much-prized 
■** Social," which was heartily enjoyed by all the classes. At last the 


festcd by our oldest alumni, Delta Upsilon spirit does not wane and 
die out as the years speed by. It does not even become latent, but is 
a living, impelling force. 

Having renewed old acquaintances and friendships, the company 
adjourned to the session room, where the waiting feast was spread. The 
inner man having been at length satisfied, toasts were proposed and re- 
sponded to by several. Each response had the ring of the genuine 
metal, and did honor to the occasion. We would like to mention par- 
ticularly the able and inspiring speech by the Rev. Reuben E, Bunon, 
Rochester, '73. P^ach speaker was so thoroughly imbued with Delta 
U. si)irit, that to be eloquent was easy. 

The banquet over and all necessary business transacted, the singers 
banded together for the purpose of a serenade, and the quiet of the 
early morning hours was disturbed by the music of Delta Upsilon 

As we separated to our rooms to snatch a little time for slumber, 
we felt more than ever that Delta Upsilon principles were worthy of the 
most unselfish zeal, the most earnest and tireless efforts, and the mq^t 
hearty support of all who had named her name. 

The following Delta U.'s were present at Commencement. Rev. 
Judson O. Perkins, Rev. Henry H. Peabody, Rev. Elnathan G. 
Phillips, Rev. Adoniram J. Walrath, Rev. Benjamin S. Terry, Rev. 
Albert P. Brigham, Rev. Charles W. Booth, Rev. Frederick A, Potter, 
Rev. Charles F. Hahn, Rev. Harry H. Parry, Rev. Edson J. Farley, 
Rev. John C. Allen, Rev. Archibald C. Wheaton, Rev. Reuben E. 
Burton, Rochester, '73, Albert B. Coats, Charles A. Fulton, Marion L. 
Brown, Theodore B. Caldwell, Dewey L. Martin, Professors Joel W. 
Hendrick, George A. Williams, Charles W. Sheldon, Samuel C. 
Johnston, Marcus C. Allen, IVofessors James W. Ford, George B. 
Turnbul, Elmer H. Loomis, of Colgate Academy; Professors James 
M. Taylor, Joseph F. McGregory, Amherst, 'So, and William H. May- 
nard, D.D., Hamilton, '54, of Madison University, and all the active 


CoMMEN'CEMENT WKF.K. — The Baccalaureate Sermon was delivered 
by the Chancellor, the Rev. John Hall, D.D., LL.D., before the Senior 
class Sunday evening June 7th. The Eucleian Literary Society held 
its annual reunion Friday evening, June 12th, the usual cut and dried 


this year gave Delta Upsilon three out of the eight appointed from 
'85, Brothers Barrows, Carter, and Skinner, and three of the seven 
from 'S6j Brothers Burnham, Isham, and Manchester. The initiation 
took place on Monday morning. The Rhode Island Alpha gathered 
in the First Baptist Church on Tuesday morning to listen to the 
biennial Oration, the Rev. P^dward Everett Hale's masterly address, 
"** What is the American People." 

Sophomore Prize Declamation. — The end of the Sophomore 
year is celebrated by the prize declamation to which members of that 
class alone are eligible. Five of the twelve speakers appointed for 
Monday evening represented Delta Upsilon, Brothers Bronson, 
Chase, Dietrich, Wakeman, and White. They did well for the old 
chapter, too, for the judges gave the first prize to Brother White, and 
the second to Brother Dietrich. The third fell to a non-society man, 
oroi"*^. Great indeed was the rejoicing among the brethren. 

Senior Public. — To the Brown Delta U. the Senior Public means 

more than does Commencement. It is the last Public of the year and 

is under the full control of the S;?niors, who do their best to make the 

entertainment worthy of the friends who have come to spend the week 

of graduation with them. 

Tuesday evening, the evening before Commencement, was intensely 
hot, yet the old chapter hall was well filled with the boys and their 
friends — lady friends especially — gathered to give the Seniors a hand- 
some farewell. 

After prayer by Brother Tuller, '84, and music by the chapter 
chorus, Brother French, our president, called upon Brother Skinner, 
who gave a poem. Brother Abbott followed him with a short story. 
After the next song. Brother Lord was to have given an oration, but 
he was absent, more unfortunately for us than for him, since he had 
suddenly been called to a neighboring town to take charge of a High 
school, the principal of which had resigned. Brother French then 
called upon Brother Barrows to prophesy, and well did the inspired 
seer respond, closing his witty remarks with a few earnest words as to 
the real future. Brother Bronson, '87, who had been chosen as the 
proper person to advise the outgoing Seniors, then addressed them 
with sad earnestness on the temptations of the wicked world and the 
utter unfitness of the graduates to cope with them. 

The literary part of the Public was followed by the much-prized 
** Social," which was heartily enjoyed by all tlie classes. At last the 


fcstcd by our oldest alumni, Delta Upsilon spirit does not wane and 
die out as the years speed by. It does not even become latent, but is 
a living, impelling force. 

Having renewed old acquaintances and friendships, the company 
adjourned to the session room, where the waiting feast was spread. The 
inner man having been at length satisfied, toasts were proposed and re- 
sponded to by several. Each response had the ring of the genuine 
metal, and did honor to the occasion. We would like to mention par- 
ticularly the able and inspiring speech by the Rev. Reuben E. Burton, 
Rochester, '73. ^ach speaker was so thoroughly imbued with Delta 
U. spirit, that to be eloquent was easy. 

The banquet over and all necessary business transacted, the singers 
banded together for the puri)Ose of a serenade, and the quiet of the 
early morning hours was disturbed by the nmsic of Delta Upsilon 

As we separated to our rooms to snatch a little time for slumber, 
we felt more than ever that Delta Upsilon principles were worthy of the 
most unselfish zeal, the most earnest and tireless efforts, and the mq^t 
hearty support of all who had named her name. 

The following Delta U.'s were present at Commencement. Rev. 
Judson O. Perkins, Rev. Henry H. Peabody, Rev. Elnathan G. 
Phillips, Rev. Adoniram J. Walrath, Rev. Benjamin S. Terry, Rev. 
Albert P. Brigham, Rev. Charles W. Booth, Rev. Frederick A. Potter, 
Rev. Charles F. Hahn, Rev. Harry H. Parry, Rev. Edson J. Farley, 
Rev. John C. Allen, Rev. Archibald C. Wheaton, Rev. Reuben E. 
Burton, Rochester, '73, Albert B. Coats, Charles A. Fulton, Marion L. 
Brown, Theodore B. Caldwell, Dewey L. Martin, Professors Joel W. 
Hendrick, George A. Williams, Charles W. Sheldon, Samuel C. 
Johnston, Marcus C. Allen, Professors James W. Ford, George B. 
Turnbul, Elmer H. Loomis, of Colgate Academy; Professors James 
M. Taylor, Joseph F. McGregory, Amherst, 'So, and AA'illiam H. May- 
nard, D.D., Hamilton, '54, of Madison University, and all the active 


CoMMEXCKMFNT WFEK. — The Baccalaureate Sermon was delivered 
by the Chancellor, the Rev. John Hall, D.D., LL.D., before the Senior 
class Sunday evening June 7th. The Eucleian Literary Society held 
its annual reunion Friday evening, June 12th, the usual cut and dried 


programme was carried out and the responses to the toasts were a little 
worse than usual, if that is possible. The attendance was larger than 
for several years, and with the exception of one incident was quite an 
enjoyable reunion. 

Monday evening the 15th, the Mathews Presentation came off, 
an event looked forward to by the Senior class with more pleasure 
than anything else except the Class dinner and Commencement. To 
those who have attended a Presentiition, it is only necessary to say that 
it was held, to picture to them the good times; to those who have not 
attended it, no adec[uate description can be given. The Class present 
was a handsome set of silver knives with mother-of-pearl handles, and 
in return Mr. and Mrs. Mathews, as usual, dispensed their famous 

The entrance examinations were held Tuesday and Wednesday, June 
i6th and 17th. A larger class matriculated than for several years pre- 
vious, and assurances are strong that a much larger number will enter 
in the fall. The joyful news was given out Tuesday that the Rev. 
John Hall, I).l)., LL.D., pastor of the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian 
Church, who had been acting Chancellor for nearly four years, had 
finally fully accepted the Chancellorship. The announcement was also 
made that the Rev. Henry M. MacCracken, D.D., who had resigned 
the Chancellorship of the Western University of Pennsylvania, had 
been elected Vice-Chancellor. The Council made several other addi- 
tions to the Faculty and the curriculum was considerably changed. 

Commencement. — A large and fashionable audience gathered in the 
Academy of Music Thursday morning, June i8th, to listen to the 
Commencement exercises ; they were of more than usual interest and 
were t^uite heartily enjoyed. The location and presence of the chap- 
ters of the Greek-letter societies was made known by their handsome 
chapter banners, which hung gracefully from the boxes at the right and 
left of the stage. Kxcellent music heli)ed to enliven the intervals 
between the speeches. Chancellor Hall, Vice-Chancellor MacCracken, 
William Allen Butler, LL.D., gave addresses and ten members of the 
Senior class gave orations. Our "lone star" Senior, George Andrews 
Minasian, gave a carefully prepared oration entitled "The Treaty of 
Westphalia and its Consequences." With the close of the Valedictory 
addresses, the statement from the Council of the University in regard to 
their recent action in its behalf, by Mr. Butler, and the responses of Drs, 
Hall and MacCracken,the Fifty-second Commencement came to an end. 


F'reshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, Alumni, Distinguished Guests* 
Trustees, and Faculty. With the arrival of the procession at the Con- 
gregational Church, the exercises commenced with a prayer by the 
Rev. Dr. Storrs, of Brooklyn, N. V., after which Col. Douglass Put- 
nam, Jr., '59, delivered an address, memorial of the deceased members 
of the Faculty ; this was followed by the Semi-Centennial address by 
President J. W. Andrews, L). D., LL.D., which was replete with his- 
torical incitlents and showed what an important factor the college had 
been in building up the educational developement of southern Ohio, 
With the conclusion of the address came the conferring of degrees. 
Brother Charles L. Mills received B.A., Harold Means, Ph.B.; 
Seymour J. Hathaway, '69, Robert G. Kinkead, '82, Henry M. W. 
Moore, M.D., 'S2, and John B. Webb, 'S2, A.M. The exercises 
closed with the benediction by the Rev. Addison Kingsbury, D.D. At 
2 p. M. the aUer-dinncr meeting was held at the City Hall. The Hon. 
Alfred T. Goshorn, LL.I)., '54, presided, brief addresses were made 
by his Kxcellency (iovernor Hoadley, the Hon. Manning F. Force, 
General Willard Warner, LL.D., '45, and others. 

At iS i>. M. the President's recei)tion was held at the Psi Gamma 
Hall, and with its ending came the close of the most brilliant and 
niemoniblc Coninicncenient that NLirietta College has ever had. 

Annual«jukt. — The j)lcasantest feature of the week, however, 
to the "boys of the Gold and Blue," was our annuaL banquet, which 
was held in our hall, Wednesday evening, July i. As early as six 
o'clock the guests began to arrive, and after half an hour delightfully 
spent in making new act[uaintances, reviving old ones, and recalling 
half- forgotten scenes and incidents, dinner was announced. Brother 
William G. Sil>ley, '81, the accomplished toast-master of the evening, 
led the way to the ban<iuet-hall, where an excellent repast had been 
provided. After this had been reduced to a minimum and the devour- 
ing propensities of the members extended to their maximum, the 
excruciating part of the exercises came on, for we all know how very 
painful it is to laugh long and heartily on a very full stomach. 

The Hon. Alfred T. Goshorn, LL.D,, '54, president of the Alumni 
Association and well-known as the Director-General of the Centennial 
Exposition, responded to the toast " Our College " in his usual happy 
manner, complimented the chapter on its past and present prosperous 
condition, and said that he felt happy that he belonged there and that 
he was one of us. " Our Alumni '* was next on the list and it was re- 


programme was carried out and the responses to the toasts were a little 
worse than usual, if that is possible. The attendance was larger than 
for several years, and with the exception of one incident was quite an 
enjoyable reunion. 

Monday evening the 15th, the Mathews Presentation came off,, 
an event looked forward to by the Senior class with more pleasure 
than anything else except the Class dinner and Commencement. To 
those who have attended a Presentation, it is only necessary to say that 
it was held, to picture to them the good times; to those who have not 
attended it, no adequate description can be given. The Class present 
was a handsome set of silver knives with mother-of-pearl handles, and 
in return Mr. and Mrs. Mathews, as usual, dispensed their famous 

The entrance examinations were held Tuesday and Wednesday, June 
i6th and 17th. A larger class matriculated than for several years pre- 
vious, and assurances are strong that a much larger number will enter 
in the fall. The joyful news was given out Tuesday that the Rev. 
John Hall, D.D., LL. I)., pastor of the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian 
Church, who had been acting Chancellor for nearly four years, had 
finally fully accepted the Chancellorship. The announcement was also 
made that the Rev. Henry M. MacCracken, D.D., who had resigned 
the Chancellorship of the Western University of Pennsylvania, had 
been elected Vice-Chancellor. The Council made several other addi- 
tions to the Faculty and the curriculum was considerably changed. 

Commencement. — A large and fashionable audience gathered in the 
Academy of Music Thursday morning, June i8th, to listen to the 
Commencement exercises ; they were of more than usual interest and 
were quite heartily enjoyed. The location and presence of the chap- 
ters of the Greek-letter societies was made known by their handsome 
chapter banners, which hung gracefully from the boxes at the right and 
left of the stage. Excellent music helped to enliven the intervals 
between the speeches. Chancellor Hall, Vice-Chancellor MacCracken, 
William Allen Butler, LL.D., gave addresses and ten members of the 
Senior class gave orations. Our "lone star" Senior, George Andrews 
Minasian, gave a carefully prepared oration entitled "The Treaty of 
Westphalia and its Consequences." With the close of the Valedictory 
addresses, the statement from the Council of the University in regard to 
their recent action in its behalf, by Mr. Buder, and the responses of Drs. 
Hall and MacCracken,the Fifty-second Commencement came to an end. 


Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, Alumni, Distinguished Guests, 
Trustees, and Faculty. With the arrival of the procession at the Con- 
gregational Church, the exercises commenced with a prayer by the 
Rev. Dr. Storrs, of Brooklyn, N. Y., after which Col. Douglass Put- 
nam, Jr., '59, delivered an address, memorial of the deceased members 
of the Faculty ; this was followed by the Semi-Centennial address by 
President J. W. Andrews, D. D., LL.D., which was replete with his- 
torical incidents and showed what an important factor the college had 
been in building up the educational developement of southern Ohio, 
With the conclusion of the address came the conferring of degrees. 
Brother Charles L.. Mills received B.A., Harold Means, Ph.B.; 
Seymour J. Hathaway, '69, Robert G. Kinkead, '82, Henry M. W. 
Moore, M.D., '82, and John B. Webb, '82, A.M. The exercises 
closc<l with the benediction by the Rev. Addison Kingsbury, D.D. At 
2 p. M. the after-dinner meeting was held at the City Hall. The Hon. 
Alfred T. Goshorn, LL.I)., '54, presided, brief addresses were made 
by his Excellency (iovemor Hoadley, the Hon. Manning F. Force, 
General Willard Warner, LL.D., '45, and others. 

At 8 p. M. the President's reception was held at the Psi Gamma 
Hall, and with its ending came the close of the most brilliant and 
memorable Commencement that Marietta College has ever had. 

Annual Ban(jukt. — The pleasantest feature of the week, however^ 
to the *' boys of the Gold and Blue," was our annual banquet, which 
was held in our hall, Wednesday evening, July i. As early as six 
o'clock the guests began to arrive, and after half an hour delightfully 
spent in making now acquaintances, reviving old ones, and recalling 
half-forgotten scenes and incidents, dinner was announced. Brother 
William G. Sibley, 'Si, the accomplished toast-master of the evening, 
led the way to the banquet-hall, where an excellent repast had been 
provided. After this had been reduced to a minimum and the devour- 
ing propensities of the members extended to their maximum, the 
excruciating part of the exercises came on, for we all know how very 
painful it is to laugh long and heartily on a very full stomach. 

The Hon. Alfred T. Goshorn, LL.D,, '54, president of the Alumni 
Association and well-known as the Director-General of the Centennial 
Exposition, responded to the toast " Our College " in his usual happy 
mimner, complimented the chapter on its past and present prosperous 
condition, and said that he felt happy that he belonged there and that 
he was one of us. " Our Alumni " was next on the list and it was re- 


sponded to by Professor William B. Payne, '73, professor of mathe- 
matics in Tabor College, Iowa, who told how they ran things when he 
was in college. Prof. Frank P. Ames, '77, spoJce eloquently for " The 
Ladies." Ellison C. Means, '85, responded for "the Fraternity" and 
Charles L. Mills, '85, " Our Prospects." The toast-master then an- 
nounced that as many wished to attend the President's reception, and 
since it was now long past the hour for going, we could adjourn for an 
hour to enable the members to pay their respects to him for the last 
time as the president of the college. After returning from the reception 
many of the brothers remained until a late hour, singing fraternity songs 
and joining more closely together, if possible, the bonds of fellowship 
and union. 

Strengthened and encouraged by our continued and advancing 
success, with our college in a better condition than for years and press- 
ing steadily onward, we feel that the future of Delta Upsilon in Marietta 
is assured. But the members of our chapter fully realize that upon 
their enthusiasm and hard, earnest work success is largely depend- 
ant. And we Marietta boys, somewhat isolated though we are from> 
the main body of the Fraternity, are keenly alive to the magnificent 
progress and healthy development which our Fraternity is making. For 
those who are at the helm and guiding us by their faithful labors on our 
forward march we extend our heartiest expressions of confidence and 

Among the Delta U.'s attending Commencement were noticed 
Douglas Putnam, Esq., Hon. Alfred T. Goshom, LL.D., '54, Seymour 
J. Hathaway, Esq., '69, Prof. William B. Payne, '73, Mayor Sidney 
Ridgway, '74, Prof Oscar H. Mitchell, Ph.D., '75, Prof. Frank P. 
Ames, Charles H, Bos worth, Esq., Charles L. Dickey, and John A. 
Dickey, M.D., '77, Rev. Harley J. Steward, '78, Howard W. Stanley, 
'80, William H. Slack and William G. Sibley, '81, Henry M. W. 
Moore, M.D., Robert G. Kinkead, and John B. Webb, '82, Hannibal 
A. Williamson, '83, Allen E. Beach, Daniel D. Davis, Charles G. 
Dawes, E. F. Dunn, and F. F. Thorinley, '84. 


William A. Wilson, *86, read a poem before the Alumni Associa- 
tion of the Binghampton, N. Y., High School during Commencement 


Milton N. Frantz, *S6^ will supply the pulpit at Sodus Point, N. Y., 
during the summer. 

Fred. B. Price, *S6, has been elected president of the Young Men's 
Christian Association of the University for the ensuing year. 

John S. Bovingdon, '87, was Calculus orator at Skaneateles Lake, 
N. Y., June 19. 

Walter S. Eaton, '87, is engaged in the Onondaga County Sunday- 
school work during the summer vacation. 

Lincoln E. Rowley, 'SS, intends to enter the medical college in the 

William W. Eaton, '88, has been appointed principal of Shoreham 
Academy, Shoreham, N. Y. 

Ancil D, Mills, '88, expects to resume his studies at the University 
next term. 

Delta Upsilon will be represented on the University Herald Board 
next term as follows: Editor-in-chief, F. B. Price, '86; Local, W. A. 
Wilson, '86 ; Personal, F. G. Banister, ^%6 ; Medical Correspondent, 
L. E. Rowley, '88 ; Business Managers, G. W. Kennedy, and E. H. 
Sandford, '87. 

At the annual Field Day contests, held on May 22, prizes were 
XI warded to Delta Upsilon men as follows : throwing hammer, John S. 
Bovingdon, '87 ; throwing base ball, Charles X. Hutchinson, '87 ; put- 
ting shot, John S. Bovingdon, '87 ; hop, skip, and jump, George W. 
Kennedy, '87 ; 220 yards dash, Charles X. Hutchinson, '87; sack race, 
100 yards, George W. Kennedy, '87. 

Degrees were conferred upon Delta Upsilon men at the recent 
Commencement as follows : 

Bachelor of Arts — H. A. Crane, A. H. Eaton, H. H. Henderson, 
H. H. Murdock, H. A. Peck, F. H. Wood, A. M. York. 

Bachelor of Philosophy — Frank C. Osbom, '85. 

Master of Arts — The Rev. William D. Rockwell, '82 \ (In cursu) 
Prof Nicholas Knight, '82. 

Master of Arts (on examination) — Charles F. Sitterly, ^^^^ English 
Literature; Ezra S. Tipple, '84, English Literature. 

Doctor of Philosophy (on examination) — ^The Rev. Charles W. 
Rowley, '79, Christian Evidences; Prof. Fred. A. Cook, '81, Greek; 
the Rev. William C. Kitchen, '82, English Literature. 

The Syracuse Chapter on completing the eleventh year of her 
history, takes pleasure in reporting continued prosperity. During the 


year the literary and social features of our weekly meetings have been 
well sustained, while in scholarship and in general affairs we have en- 
deavored to maintain the high standard of the Fraternity. Of the 
seventeen prizes awarded contestants on Field Day, Delta Upsilon re- 
ceived six ; Delta Kappa Epsilon, four; Psi Upsilon, one, and neutrals 
six. Four out of the six men appointed by the Faculty for the Sopho- 
more Exhibition in Oratory, were members of Delta Upsilon. 

The apportionment of eight Commencement speakers resulted as fol- 
lows : Delta Upsilon, three ; Delta Kappa Epsilon, two ; Psi Upsilon, 
one ; Phi Kappa Psi, one ; Sigma Psi, one. 

Tlhe University Herald \s still controlled by the Chapter, and while 
contributing to the literary education of the members closes the year 
with the usual surplus in the treasury. 

On the evening of June 24 a reception was tendered the alumn 
members in the Chapter hall. Refreshments, stories, fraternity songs, 
and reminiscences of college life made the occasion one of unusual 

As our roll of alumni members is augmented by the recruits of each 
year, the chapter feels a corresponding increase of assurance and 
strength. Our ranks are weakened by the loss of eight members 
recendy graduated. We shall follow them into their various fields of 
work, with fi-atemal sympathy and pride. But the chapter is still 
vigorous. Two desirable men of '89 have already been pledged, 
and several others are probable candidates. 

Encouraged by the past, and hopeful for the future, w^e reaffirm our 
loyalty to the principles and cause of Delta Upsilon. 

The following Delta Upsilon alumni attended Commencement 
exercises : John T. Roberts and Edwin Nottingham, '76, Richard E. 
Day, *77, Charles H. Eggleston, the Rev. Joseph H. Zartman, and the 
Rev. James E. Ensign, '78, Dr. Charles W. Rowley, '79, Dr. Fred. A. 
Cook, and Fred. H. Howard, *8i, William W. Walsworth, and Charles 
F. Sitteriy, '83, Frank R. Walker, Edwin C. Morey, and Ezra S. 
Tipple, '84, Prof. Frank Smalley, '74, Edwin Nottingham, '76, Richard 
E. Day, '77, and the Rev. Joseph H. Zartman, '78, were elected on 
the Board of Directors of the Alumni Association of the University. 


The forty-first Commencement of the U. of M. took place during 
the last week of June. The week's programme began with the Bacca- 


laureate address on Sunday evening by Dr. Angell. His text was, 
" Let no man despise thy youth." The music was furnished by the 
Choral Union. 

On Monday the Medical class held their Class Day exercises in the 
morning, an<l the Law class theirs in the afternoon. In the evening the 
Amphion Club greeted a large audience with their second annual 
Commencement concert. 

The Literary department held its Class Day exercises on Tuesday, 
holding both morning and afternoon programmes. The class entered 
with 195 members and graduated 82. Degrees were taken as follows: 
B. A., 37 J Ph.B., 16; B. S. (C. E.), 6; B. S., 7; B. L., 11; M. A., 2. 
In the evening the Senior reception was held in the class pavillion on 
the Campus. 

Wednesday was devoted to alumni exercises in all departments. 
Several reunions also were held. Eight members of '60 celebrated at 
the Cook House. Nine members of '67 were present and eleven of 
'68 sat down to a banquet at the Observatory. The classes of '80 and 
of *82 also held reunions. In the evening the Senate reception was 
held in the main hall. The music was furnished by the Chequamegon 

Co.MMEN'CEMENT Dav was on Thursday. The exercises began at 
ten o'clock a. m. in University Hall. The Commencement oration was 
delivered by the Rev. Dr. S. L. Caldwell, President of Vassar College, 
who spoke upon the relations between literature and life. Then fol- 
lowed the presentation of the 348 diplomas. 

The Alumni dinner closed the week's programme. 
Delta U. has only three Seniors this year, and two of them will be 
with us next year, so our number will be very strong and large even 
at the beginning of the college year. 

The incoq^orated society held its annual meeting on Wednesday of 
Commencement week. Officers for the ensuing year were elected, as 
follows : President, John B. Johnson, '78 ; Secretary, Nathan D. Cor- 
bin, '86 ; Treasurer, Fred. C. Hicks, '86 ; Directors : William L. Jenks, 
'78, Asa D. Whipple, '81, Winthrop B. Chamberlain, '84, Fred. C. 
Hicks, *S6, Henry M. Morrow, '86. 


The names of our members are as follows : 
William Elmer Bainbridge, Mifflin, Wis. 


Kirke Lionel Cowdery, Elkhom, Wis. 

Ambrose Par6 Winston, Forreston, IlL 

Frederick Harvey Whitton, Madison, Wis. 

Ambrose P. Winston is a brother of Edward W. Winston, Har- 
vard, '84. 

During the collegiate year of '84-5, the University of Wisconsin 
easily retained the pennant won the year before of the League to which 
■she belongs. Beloit, Racine, and Northwestern she conquered almost 
without difficulty. Out of six games in which she played, not one 
•defeat was received. In athletic sports generally, however, the Uni- 
versity is somewhat below the average of colleges. With splendid 
boating facilities she has no boat crew, nor has she ever attempted to 
have one. Lawn Tennis has gained quite a hold here, but there is only 
one club. 

The Field Day Exercises of the University took place at the State 
Fair Grounds on June 16. They consisted of the usual events. 

Of the prizes, '85 took i ; '86, ii>^ ; '87, 3 ; '88, 2)^; specials, i. 
Few different men took part, and, with the exception of the tug of war, 
the prizes were won by one man of '85, five of *SGy tw^o of '87, two of 
*SS, and one of the specials. 

Only two Fraternity men took part, one of Phi Kappa Psi and of 
Phi Delta Theta. 

The scores made were not as a rule as good as those of last year, 
and but little competition or excitement over any part of the exer- 

Commencement. — The Commencement Exercises of the University 
of Wisconsin took place June 21-24 inclusive, opening with the Bac- 
calaureate sermon from the President Sunday afternoon. The text 
was from II Samuel : " So Absalom stole the hearts of the men of 
Israel," and the sermon was an admonition to the class to choose 
high ideals. On Monday morning the Honor Theses were read, in 
German : Die Tageder Woche, Die Christlichen Teste Etymologisch, 
Mythologisch, etc. 

In French: Le Developement du Conditionel et son Emploi ; Le 
Contrat Social de Jean Jaques Rousseau ; La Feodalite en France et 
Les Rapports a la Revolution de 1789. 

In English Literature : The Philosophy of Tennyson. 

In Botany : On the Structure of the Testa of Several Leguminous 


In Mathematics : Maxima and Minima of Variable FunctionSi 

On Monday night the concert by the Choral Club was given in 
Assembly Hall. They rendered Handel's chorus, " Let Their Celestial 

Gounod's Anthem, '* By Babylon's Wave." 

Caldicott's Glee, Humpty Dumpty. 

Hummel's Solo and Chorus, Alma Virgo. 

These, with Duets, part Songs, etc., formed the programme. 

On Tuesday afternoon the Class Day exercises were held. There 
was the usual Class History with its story of 4^ and other appropriate 
devices to scare Freshmen. The Class Prophecy was rendered by a 
seer from the cave of " Oriconobo " and a prophetess from — some- 
where. As a part of the exercises the presentation was made to the 
University of a portrait of Prof J. H. Carpenter of the College of 
Law ; the presentation was also made of a portrait of Prof. S. H. Car- 
penter, who died a few years ago. 

Then came the class song. 

On Tuesday evening were the literary exercises before the Alumni. 
They consisted of an essay, " The Vocation of College Alumnae," by 
Miss Sarles of '83, and an oration, "The Old and New in Education,'* 
by Bishop Samuel Fallows, '59. 

Miss Sarles spoke of the rapid increase of college-educated women ; 
of the number of vocations open to women ; of the fact that neverthe- 
less the vocation of four-fifths of College Alumnae was home keeping 
and the care of homes. She told what a weary drudgery this so often 
becomes, and she gave some simple means to improve and better the 
vocation of College Alumnaj. 

Bishop Fallows' address was very long, and no summary can be 
given except the title itself He strongly advised students to continue 
the study of Greek, and quoted Charles Francis Adams, answering his 
arguments. He said that almost thirty years' life since his college days 
led him to advise students to " stick " to Greek. 

On Wednesday morning were the Commencement exercises. 

Some years ago a fund was given by ex-Governor James T. Lewis,. 
which now yields annually about eighteen dollars; this sum is awarded 
to the student furnishing the best Commencement oration. The Com- 
mencement exercises consisted of orations by eighteen competitors for 
this prize. The prize was won by Miss Waters, of Fond du Lac, whose 
oration was on "The Selfishness of Intolerance." The Commencement 


dosed with the Alumni reception Wednesday night, which consisted 
principally of dancing. The Commencement exercises were very 
pleasing and went off very successfully, the only objection being the 
length of some parts, which, perhaps, cannot be avoided. 


Our membership roll is as follows : 

'85. George Keyser Angle, Lewisburg, Pa. 

'85. Dewett Cyrus Carter, Blairstown, N. J. 

'85. Harry Prosper Corser, Towanda, Pa. 

'85. Benjamin Walton McGalliard, Bridgeton, N. J. 

'85, William Blanchard Marshall, Philadelphia, Pa. 

'85. George Washington Moon, Easton, Pa. 

'85. William Webster VVeller, Easton, Pa. 

'86. Joseph Chalmers Harvey, Philadelphia, Pa. 

'86. William Emory Henkell, Welsh Run, Pa. 

'86, William Pusey Officer, Council Bluffs, la. 

'86. Charles Hamilton Pridgeon, Baltimore, Md. 

'86. Joseph Henry Tudor, Florence, N. J. 

'87. Harry Townsend Beatty, Conshohocken, Pa. 

'87. WUliam J Burd, Belvidere, N. J. 

'87. A Lewis Hyde, Hydes, Md. 

'87. Robert Joshua Rankin, Long Green, Md. 

'87. John Nelson Roe, Branch ville, N. J. 

'87. James Pascol Wilson, Nichols, N. Y. 

'88. Theodore Albert Bartholomew, Easton, Pa. 

'88. Stuart Croasdale, Delaware Water Gap, Pa. 

George K. Angle, '85, is Vice-President of his class, and was] a 
member of the Committee on Invitation for the Class day exercises. 

Dewitt C. Carter, '85, is Corresponding Secretary of his class, and 
-was also a member of the Committee on Invitation. 

Harry P. Corser, '85, was Poet on Class day, and had a speech at 

Benjamin W. McGalliard, '85, had a speech at Commencement, 
and was a member of the Committee on Music for Class day exercises, 

William B. Marshall, '85, was Mantle Orator on Class day, and 
delivered a speech at Commencement. 

George W. Moon, '85, is ex- President of the Washington Literary 


Society; he had the Historical Oration at Commencement, and was 
Toast-master at the Senior Banquet. 

William H. Weller, '85, was Valedictorian on Class day, and was 
awarded a speech at Commencement. He is ex-president of the Wash- 
ington Literary Society, and President of the Society for Christian 
Endeavor of the First Presbyterian Church, Easton, Pa. 

Joseph C. Harvey, '86, is President of his class, and was one of the 
editors of the Commencement Record^ a, paper published by the students 
during Commencement week. 

Charles H. Pridgeon, '86, is President of the Franklin Literary 
Society, and is a member of the Y. M. C. A. committee to arrange the 
course of lectures for next year. 

Joseph H. Tudor, *86, is Monitor of his class; is President of the 
Y. M. C. A., and received the technical mathematical prize at Com- 

Harry T. Beatty, '87, is first Vice-President of the Franklin Hall, 
and was responder at the re-union services, and is one of the board of 
editors of the college annual, the Melange, 

Robert J. Rankin, '87, is Secretary of his class. 

James P. Wilson, '87, is one o{ ih^ Melange editors. 

John N. Roe. '87, is Treasurer of the Y. M. C. A., a member of 
the Lecture Committee, and one of the Melange editors. 

Theodore A. Bartholomew, ^^^^ is Monitor of his class. 

Commencement. — Who can tell all that transpires during Com- 
mencement week ? The meeting of old friends, the congratulations, 
the sermons, the speeches, the dinners, the music, the good byes, all 
mingled together with a chaotic mass which must be swallowed in four 
short days. 

On Sunday, June 21, President Knox delivered the Baccalaureate 
sermon, which was able throughout, and one which made an impres- 
sion upon the graduating class which will long be remembered. At 
7:30 p. M. Dr. C. S. Robinson, of New York, delivered the sermon before 
the Brainerd Society, of which Brother Joseph H. Tudor, *86, is presi- 
dent. Among those seated on the stand was Professor Ballard, D.D., 
Williams '42. The sermon was the most profitable and entertaining 
that has been heard for some time. 

The Cremation of Calculus took i)lace on the Campus on Monday 
morning after 1 2 a. m. The procession fonned in fi"ont of McKeen 
Hall, and shortly after twelve moved down town. The glare of the 


bonfires, fireworks, and other fantastic costumes made the scene quite 
ghastly. They endeavored to represent a judgment scene in the lower 
world. Pluto Proserpina, Rhadamanthus, Minos, ^acus, the Fates, 
and the Furies were all there, and I am sorry to say some were Del- 
ta U.'s. 

The Class day exercises were quite a success. Ringold's band, from 
Reading, furnished the music. President Knox made the invocation. W. 
H. Hogg, Chi Phi, was Master of Ceremonies. R. F. Whitner, Chi Phi 
■delivered the Salutatory. J. E. Fox, Delta Tau Delta, Historian. 
Harry P. Corse, Delta Upsilon, Poet. W. H. Decker, Class Orator. 
G. W. W. Porter, Phi Kappa Psi, Presentation Orator. William B. 
Marshall, Delta Upsilon, Mantle Orator. William W. Weller, Delta 
Upsilon, Valedictorian. The speeches were good and attentively 
listened to. Promenade concert from 8 to lo p. m. was a grand afiair. 
The Japanese lanterns, the delightful music, the vast assemblage all 
gayly attired, made up a pretty scene. After the concert the various 
Fraternity men repaired to their respective banqueting halls to rejoice 
over their year's work. The members of our chapter had a most 
pleasant time and initiated three men who had been absent fi'om first 
initiation. After doing justice to the viands set before them they en- 
joyed themselves with speeches, toasts, and songs. We were pleased 
to have with us Brother Joseph H. Bryan, New York, '86. 

Tuesday, the 23d, was Alumni Day. 

At nine o'clock in the morning in the College Chapel, Dr. Leonard 
W. Bacon, of Philadelphia, Pa., delivered the regular oration to the 
trustees, faculty alumni, undergraduates, and friends. There were more 
people from town in attendance than on any former occasion. He 
handled his subject "The Scholar in Politics," ably and agreeably. 
After this address, all repaired to the Literary Societies' Halls. Both 
halls were crowded to celebrate their reunions. In Washington Society 
W. J. Trembath, Phi Delta Theta, was valedictorian. H. M. Beachy, 
'87, responder. The Hon. Henry M. Hoyt, ex-Governor, delivered 
the reunion oration. In Franklin Hall the exercises were very enter- 
taining. The Hon. George Junkin, of Philadelphia, Pa., a trustee and 
son of the founder of the college, was orator. W. R. Magee, Delta 
Kappa Epsilon, delivered the valedictory. Harry T. Beatty, '87, Delta 
Upsilon, responded. A. Delta U. also presided over the meeting. 

After the hall reunion came the class reunions. They were not so 
well attended this year as on some former years, but this is the only 

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respect in which this Commencement did not equal those previous. 
At 2:30 in the afternoon the athletic sports began. Over one hundred 
carriages occupied the roads and drives, and fully 2,000 people witnessed 
the sports. Most of the contestants were in good trim. Several 
records were broken. The Delta U. men in the contest did not earry 
off any medals this time, which was, perhaps, due to being out late at 
their banquet the night before. 

Prominent in the Alumni meeting was the Rev. Dr. Edsall Ferrier* 
*54, a staunch Delta U. 

The Assembly held at the Opera House at night was quite a feature 
of the week. The merry dancers presented a scene rarely equalled for 
beauty and brilliancy in Easton. The author and lecturer, Moncure 
D. Conway, gave quite a literarj' treat to a large and appreciative 
audience, comparing Emerson and Carlyle, and recounting personal 
reminiscences of each. 

C0.MMENCEMENT Day was Wednesday. The exercises took place in 
the auditorium of 1 ardee Hall, which was filled to overflowing. There 
were fifty-four graduates. Those taking above a certain grade take an 
Honorary Oration, those immediately below these in standing, and 
above a fixed grade, take second honor or a speech. Of those who 
had positions one was a Phi Kappa Psi, two each were members of 
Delta Tau Delta, Phi Delta Thcta, and Delta Kappa Epsilon, while five 
were Delta U's. 

The President's Levee held Wednesday night seemed to be a suit- 
able ending to such i)leasant exercises. The parting words were spoken, 
the friends of the graduates made acquainted with the college digni- 
taries ; and though everyone seemed to be merr>', still there was a kind 
of solemnity or sadness, that ever)'one felt, and especially for the grad- 
uates, that they were bidding farewell to everyone and everything, 
that had become so dear to them from a four years* class association. 

The committee which came from New York on May 30 to initiate 
us, were composed of the following well-known members of the Frater- 
nity : Marcus C. Allen, Madison, '81; Prof. Charles E. Hughes, 
Brown, '81, of the Columbia Law School; Otto M. Eidlitz, Cornell, 
'81 ; Edward M. Bassctt, Amherst, '84 ; Frederick M. Crossett, New 
York, '84; Robert J. Kidlitz, Cornell, '85, and J. Harker Bryan, New 
York, '86. 



On the 6th of June our Chapter was established with the follow- 
ing charter members : 

'85. Nelson Glenn McCrea, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

'86. Hamilton Laidlaw Marshall, Flushing, N. Y. 

'86. Oscar Joseph Cohen, New York, N. Y. 

'86. John Elmer Simpson, Flatbush, N. Y. 

'87. Leonard Dalton White, Jr., New York, N. Y. 

'87. Warren Ethelbert Sammis, Huntington, N. Y. 

'87. William Gasten, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

'87. George Godfrey Saxe, Jr., Madison, N. J. 

'87. Chauncey Bannard Stone, New York, N. Y. 

'87. Charles Seabury Ey tinge, New York, N. Y. 

The other signers of our petition will be initiated at the first meet- 
ing this fall, making fifteen members altogether. 

The initiation exercises were held in the Hotel Bmnswick, Fifth 
Avenue and Twenty-sixth Street. The Hon. Benjamin A. Willis, 
Union, '61, presided, and the pledge was administered by Frederick 
M. Crossett, New York, '84, of the Executive Council. After the ini- 
tiation and the accompanying banquet, toasts were called for and 
responses made by Brothers Col. Benjamin A. Willis, Union, *6i; 
Eugene D. Bagen, New York, '76; Seaman Miller, Rutgers, '79; Otto 
M. Eidlitz, Cornell, '81; Edward M. Basset, Amherst, '84; George 
M. Simonson, Rochester, '84 ; Frederick M. Crossett, New York, '84 ; 
Robert J. Eidlitz, Cornell, '85; Charles F. Sitterly, Syracuse, '83, and 
Nelson G. McCrea, '85, responded for the " Baby Chapter." 


Chi Phi has founded a chapter at Harvard. 

Delta Phi has revived its Harvard chapter. 

Chi Psi has recently re-established its Cornell chapter. 

The song-book of Phi Gamma Delta was promised for this June. 

" Sigma Chi at Iowa State University has surrendered her charter. 
Delta Tail Delta Crescent. 

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The Sigma Chi for April contains sixty-one pages, of which thirt)-- 
two are quotations. 

Many of the fraternities supporting chapter houses are just now fur- 
nishing wood-cut pictures of them in their fratem'ty journals. 

One more chapter and one more chapter-house heard from : "DeltaU. 
holds its convention this month with the Trinity chapter, at which time 
their new chapter house will be dedicated." — Delta Tau Delia Crescent 

Of the present national Cabinet, W. C. Whitney, Secretary of the 
Navy, is a Psi U. ; L. Q. C. Lamar, Secretary of the Interior, is an 
honorary Sigma Alpha Epsilon \ and Postmaster- General W. F. Vilas 
is a Phi Delta Theta. 

Select specimen of a secret fraternity secret : " We must know who 
and where our alumni are. Every brother should take up>on himself to 
be a CO- worker with the W. G. K. A. in this urgently important work." 
— Alpha Tau Omega Palm. 

The ladies' fraternity of Kappa Alpha Theta issued the first number 
of its magazine in June. The magazine is published by the Kappa 
chapter in Lawrence, Kansas. The number devotes a large part of its 
sj)ace to articles of general literary interest. 

"Arthur is the first United States President who was a regular mem- 
ber of a fraternity. He was initiated by Psi Upsilon in 1848." — Sigma 
Alpha Epsilon Record, 

President Garfield was a member of Delta Upsilon of Williams, 

'56. He was initiated October 24, 1854. 

"Oh! girlies, how can I ever adequately express my appreciation of 
the lovely token you sent me ? I was never more surprised, never more 
pleased, than when on opening that little box I found within what I 
had so long wished for — a Delta Gamma pin — and that too the loveli- 
est one 1 have ever seen." — Delta Gamma Afichora. 

A late arrival in the world of fraternity journalism is the Zeta Psi 
Quarterly y the first number appearing in December of last year. It is 
the official organ of the fraternity, is published in New York City, and 
is issued in neat and agreeable form, modeled somewhat after the Al- 
pha Delta Phi Star ami Crescent, Its second number is marked by a 
series of biographical sketches of the six young alumni elected to the 
offices of the fraternity at the January convention. 


The Sigma Chi fraternity announces that it has founded a frateinity 
library at No. 93 Fifth Avenue, Chicago. The collection being espe- 
cially of works referring to the fraternity, the members of the council 
have called for " any and all publications written by or about members 
of the fraternity, or in any way relating to Sigma Chi." Moreover, the 
announcement adds, " Each chapter is expected to send to the Grand 
Tribune, for filing in this library, complete sets of the periodical pub- 
lications of the respective colleges. Many of our members are con*- 
nected with these periodicals, and where the Chapter has no represen- 
tative on the editorial staff, copies can easily be procured, so that we 
hope hereafter to receive these publications regularly each issue. They 
will prove useful to The Sigma Chi, and will be appropriately bound 
for preservation in the Fraternity Library. They will be of great value, 
and it is hoped that our files will be kept complete. Everything in this 
line will be appreciated." 

" Chapters are born, and chapters die. The present issue announces 
both a birth and a death. Nu chapter, located at the University of 
Pennsylvania, voluntarily surrendered its charter. This action was not 
unexpected, as the chapter was known to have been weak for the past 
year. It was founded in 1883, having been originated by resident mem- 
bers of Philadelphia and brothers attending the institution. The chap- 
ters were expected to prove feeders for it, by reason of the great num- 
ber who complete their courses of study there. Geographically, though^ 
the different departments were found to be so far removed in situation, 
and the residences of the men in attendance so widely scattered 
throughout Philadelphia, as to render the meetings poorly attended 
and intercommunication difficult. Not many men were initiated, but 
they were of the true (luality, and Nu has always distinguished herself 
at the conventions. She was as prompt in the fulfillment of her c)i)li- 
gations as could be expected, and her loss is deeply regretted by all."" 
— Chi Phi Quarterly, for July. 

ladies' fraternities. 

" Nearly one hundred years after the establishment of the first col- 
lege secret society by gentlemen, four young ladies at Asbury Univer- 
sity, Greencastle, Ind., realized the advantages, and feeling the need 
of such a society for themselves, founded the first chapter of the Kappa 
Alpha Theta Fraternity. Other ladies have followed the initiative 
taken by them, until there are now in existence nine ladies' fratemi- 


ties, of greater or less note. Next in order of seniority come Kappa 
Kappa Gamma and Delta Gamma. Kappa Alpha Theta has extended 
its boundaries until it now includes twelve chapters (possibly more), 
and a membership of more than five hundred. Although it has a few 
honorary members, it does not encourage their admission. Kappa 
Kappa Gamma has been one of the most successful and prosperous of 
the ladies' fraternities. Originating at Monmouth, 111., in October, 
1870, it has continued to grow until it has now a list of chapters num- 
bering at least eighteen, and a membership of about one thousand 
With justifiable pride its members point to Mrs. Mary A. Livermore 
as an honorary member of their fraternity. Delta Gamma, the young- 
est of these three, first existed as a fraternity in 1874. It now includes 
twelve active chapters, and about three hundred members. As is 
natural, the relative strength and members of these three fraternities is 
somewhat proportional to the number of conventions held. The con- 
ventions of Kappa Kappa Gamma have been seven in number, of 
Kappa Alpha Theta five, and of Delta Gamma three. 

Two of the ladies* societies, believing that the eternal fitness of 
things ought to be maintained, have consistently designated themselves 
a sorority and sorosis respectively. The first of these. Gamma Phi 
Beta, with four charter members, was established at Syracuse Univer- 
sity in 1874, and up to this time has confined itself to large and well- 
known institutions, having, as yet, however, only two charters, one at 
Syracuse, N. Y., and the other at Ann Arbor, Mich. Its present mem- 
bership is about eighty. Of the origin of the society calling itself a 
sorosis we have no definite knowledge, but learn from one of its recent 
publications that it has a chapter roll of fourteen, and held its eighth 
national convention last year. The society is called the I. C. and evi- 
dently includes it its membership many talented young ladies. 

Another society whose policy has been to confine itself to the larger 
schools, was founded at the Syracuse University in 1872, with five 
charter members. This society, known as the Alpha Phi, placed its 
second chapter at Northwestern University, Evanston, 111., and at last 
account had a total membership of about one hundred and thirty. 
Miss Frances Willard, the well-known temperance lecturer, is one of 
its members. 

Of the remaining societies we know but little. The Alplia Beta 
Tau is a ladies* society of two chapters, both in Oxford, Miss. The 
Sigma Kappa is a ladies* society founded at Colby University in 1874, 


and the Phi Alpha Psi is a society recently founded at Meadville, Pa. 
As it frequently occurs that two or more of these societies are situ- 
ated in the same school, there is often a local rivalry between them, 
especially as to honor and standing in the college, and gaining desir- 
able members. This rivalry may exist so that no hard feeling results, 
and each society, having the stimulus of the others, may increase its 
activity and powers. On the contrary the spirit of rivalry may be car- 
ried to such an extent that bitter enmities and hatreds are incurred. 
When this is the case the true spirit of any fraternity is violated, and 
chapters conducting themselves in such a manner had better be abol- 
ished at once, than live to disgrace the name oi fraternity. 

At a college where two or more ladies' fraternities exist, and the 
college and social life is entirely harmonious, the question is sometimes 
asked by outsiders, " Why do not these societies unite and form one 
stronger body ? " The answer may be usually given that the founders 
of these chapters were ladies of different social tastes and habits, and 
in their selection of members afterwards, have chosen such as were 
congenial and similar to themselves. A remark recently made by a 
young gentleman in our own college illustrates more forcibly than ele- 
gantly, perhaps, the strong individuality of each fraternity. The remark 
was, " I can tell 2Xi x y z girl as far as I can see her." 

Another question propounded by outsiders is, " Why are not all 
college girls members of fraternities ? We would answer this question 
by dividing the non-fraternity members into four classes. First, in- 
telligent, agreeable young ladies, who, though they have had invita- 
tions, do not care to join a fraternity. Second, intelligent young 
ladies who lack the requisite social qualities of a fraternity member. 
Third, young ladies who are agreeable, and perhaps talented in some 
directions, who are still not up to the intellectual standard. Fourth, and 
a rare class in college, young ladies who, though they might have other 
qualifications, are wanting in principle. It is a self-evident fact that 
any one of these would be out of place in a fraternity, and that it would 
be neither for their own benefit or pleasure, nor that of the chapter to 
join them. Consequently there is no valid reason for anyone not a 
member of a fraternity to feel either grieved or slighted on that account. 

We, each and all, owe allegiance and friendship to the fraternity 
and sisters to whom we belong, but none the less do we owe love and 
helpfulness to all our sisters, whether or not in the bounds of, the same 
narrow society. 


It is well that the standard of all ladies' fraternities is high, for 
though their influence is measured in some degree by what they say 
anJ do, it is far more definitely and exactly measured by what they 
are. — Delta Gamma Anchora, 



*42. Prof. Addison Ballard, D.D., of Lafayette College, in a recent num- 
ber of the Ne7o York Obsen'er^ gives an interesting sketch of Washington 
saving Mt. Vernon. The article is called '* A Glory in Riches." 

*45. Out of the twenty-two suniving members of this class, nine are 
Delta U.'s. The Rev. Dr. Henry M. Bacon was settled at Covington, Ind., 
till the war, was chaplain of an Indiana regiment during the war, and is 
now the well-known pastor of the Central Congregational Church of 
Toledo, Ohio. The Rev. Dr. Charles Duryca Buck ser\'ed the Reformed 
Church at Peekskill, N. Y., for many years, and has recently made his home 
at Middleton, N. J. The Rev. Anson Clark has been the Home Mission- 
ary worker of Wisconsin all these years. His home is at West Salem, Wis. 
The Rev. Dr. William W. Kddy early entered the missionary work 
under the A. B. C. F. AL, and has followed it with ardor and success. His 
station is now at Sidon in Syria. The Rev. Samuel Lewis Merrell, after 
long and fruitful pastorates in northern and central New York, has been re- 
cently elected one of the professors in the Theological School at Spring 
held, Mass. The Rev. David H. Strong has given full proof of his ministr>' 
with the churches of the Connecticut Valley, chiefly at CoUeraine, Mass. 
He was chaplain at Harper*s Ferry in the war, and was a member of the 
Massachusetts Legislature in 1866. His home is now in East Granby, 
Conn. Theodore Jacob Denton is said to be in mercantile pursuits at New 
Hampton, N. Y. George Lafayette Squire is a manufacturer of sugar, 
rice, and coffee machinery at Buffalo, N. Y. 

'54. The Hon. Jarvis Rockwell died at his home in North Adams, 
Mass., May 15. He graduated from Williams as valedictorian of his 
class, and was eminent as a lawyer in Berkshire County. At the time of 
his death he was Judge of the District Court. 

*6o. The Rev. George R. Leavitt is the Pastor of the Plymouth Church 
of Cleveland, O., after building up one of the largest churches in Cam- 
bridge, Mass. 

'84. Calvin M. Clark is clerk in the United States Hotel, at Saratoga, 
N. Y., during the summer. 

^85. George S. Duncan is clerk in the Sands Spring House, Williams- 
town, Mass., during the summer months. 




'68. »7i. '73. The Rev. Charles B. Austin, '68, of Bismarck, D. T.; the 
Rev. Henry N. Payne, '68, of Boone, Iowa; the Rev. Amos A. Kiehle, '71, 
of Milwaukee, Wis.; the Rev. George H. Payson, '73, of Newton, L. L, 
were enrolled as commissioners to the General Assembly, held at Cincin- 
nati, O., in June. 

'72. At the last meeting of the Saratoga ** Round Table " ciditor Albert 
L. Blair read a wide-reaching essay on the ** Victorian Age," which might 
have prompted a vote of thanks in the form of a Dickens enthusiasm, '* My 
God ! what a pleiisure it is to listen to a man who can write." Mr. Blair 
made a forcible plea in favor of the theory that the reign of Qaeen Victoria 
is the most interesting, and the most creditable in British annals, since the 
days of Elizabeth. — Hamilton Lit. 

'81. The Rev. Robert J. Thompson, graduated from Union Seminary 
in 1884, has returned from a year of P2urnpean travel to be installed pasted 
of the Presbyterian church in Winona, Minn. 

'81. Francis W. Joslyn, of Saratoga Springs, N. Y., is on the editorial 
staff of the Daily Saratogian, 

'82. Lowell C. Smith, of Auburn Seminary, supplies the Presbyterian' 
church at Williamson, \V«iync Co., N. Y., during the summer vacation. 

'83. Charles L. Luther has been engaged as principal of the school at 
Wilson, New York. 

'85. Charles N. Severance has entered Yale Theological Seminary. 

'85. Plato T. Jones expects to join the incoming class at Auburn Sem- 

'85. Thomas C. Miller accepts the position of Principal of the school 
recently vacated by Charles N. Severance, '85. 

'85. Married at Northampton, Mass., July 16, 1885, William T. Ormis- 
ton, to Miss Myra Nowell, of Northampton. 


'70. The Rev. Joel A. Seymour delivered the address before the 
Alumni Association. 

'80. Prof. John A. Wright, acting principal of the Western Reserve 
Academy, expects to return as instructor for the coming year. 

'81. The active members of the Adelbcrt chapter desire to express their 
thanks to Brother George Thomas, for the enjoyable evening of June 13, 
spent at his home. 

'82. Louis J. Kuhn, a student at Lane Theological Seminary for the 
past year, is preaching in Dakota during his summer vacation. 

'84. James F. Cross, who has completed his first year of the Yale Theo- 
logicail course, occupies a pulpit in Wisconsin. 

'84. George C. Ford is making preparations for a year in the law de- 
partment of Harvard. 



'84. Arthur C. Ludlow, a student of Lane Theological Seminary^ b 
preaching in Michigan. Brother Ludlow expects to spend the coming 
year in Union Theological Seminary. 

'85 . Frank Spcrry graduated from the scientific department of Yale 
College this spring. Brother Spcrry ex[>ccts to return as post-graduate 
this fall. 


'57. The Rev. Azel W. Wild, of Charlotte, Vt., a charter member of 
our Chapter, was re-elected Corresponding Secretary of Congregational 
ministers and churches of Vermont, at the recent general Convention. 

'59. The Rev. Milton L. Severance, Principal of the Burr and Burton 
Seminary, Manchester, Vt., sailed for Europe with his wife, June 13. They 
will be absent until fall. 

'60. The Rev. Giles F. Montgomer>', of Marash, Turkey, arrived in 
America May 17. He has been in Turkey twenty-two years under the 
A. B. C. F. M. He is now at Homer, N. Y. 

'62. The Rev. William A. Robinson, of Homer, N.Y., has been obligee 
to give up his pastoral work on account of his health, and is spending a 
vacation at Greensboro, Vt. 

'68. Prof. Edwin H. Higlcy, of Worcester, Mass., has lately been ap- 
pointed Master of Greek and German in the recently established Groton, 
Mass., school, which is conducted on the English plan. Professor Higley 
will retain his position as organist in Worcester, as well as his music classes. 

'71. The Hon. Walter K. Howard, until lately U. S. Consul at Toronto, 
intends to resume his law practice at Fairhciven, Vt. 

'72. The Rev. Edgar L. Walker, M.D., was transferred from Hines- 
burgh to Arlington and South gate, Vt., at the recent session of the Ver- 
mont Methodist Conference. 

'73. The Rev. Herbert M. Tenney, of Wallingford, Conn. , has accepted 
a call from the Madison Avenue Church, of Cleveland, Ohio. 

'73. The Rev. Wells H. Utley, of Parsons, Kansas, has resigned his 
pastorate there. 

'74. Curtis C. Gove, Principal of Bceman Academy, New Haven, Vt., 
has accepted the position of Principal of Monson Academy, Monson, 

'74. Prof. George G. Ryan, of Hudson, N. Y., has been spending the 
summer at Ocean Grove, N. J. 

'74. The Rev. Austin O. Spoor, of Pittsford,Vt., was transferred by the 
Vermont M. E. Conference to Jay, N. Y. 

'76. Prof. Charles G. Farwell, of Providence, R. I., has received a call 
to the Latin Professorship of Middlebury College, but has declined. 

'77. The Rev. John W. Hull, for more than five years pastor of the Bap- 
tist Church, and Chaplain of the Vermont State Prison at Windsor, finding 
that these combined labors are overtaxing his strength, has resigned. 



'78. William H. Shaw, Principal of the Vergennes,Vt., graded schools, 
was one of the Examining