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THE 



DELTA UPSILON 



QUARTERLY. 



VOL. IV. 



LiKola *lCnQ&fJKri. 



NEW YORK. 



1886. 



THE DELTA 



THE NEW YORK 

P^BUC LIBRARY- 

744508A 

ASTOR, LENOX AND I 

IJPStfeO^fo^ UARTERLY, 



t< 1034 L r 



VOLUME IV. 

A Day-Dream Hbnry E. Fraser, Harvard^ *66, 149 

Alumni of Delta U.... Robert J. Eidlitz, Cornell, '85, 52, 126, iSq, 271 

Among the Exchanges Alexander D. Noyes, Amherst, '83, 48 

A Rose Lyman S. Linson, New York, '76. 24 

A Vermont Experience N. S. Kenison^ Harvard, '86, 88 

By T9E Kennebec William C. Sheppard, Colby, '89, 142 

BpOKS AND Magazines Edward M. Bassett, Amherst, '84, 73, 143, 203 

Carmen XXXI. of Catullus George A. Ruddle, Lehigh, '86, iii 

Chapter News... Frederick M. Crossett, New York, '84, 29, 112, 171, 230 

Concerning Vacations Charles L. White, Brown, '87, 210 

Deer Brook Albert W. Ferris, New York, '78 87 

Delta U. News Items.. F. M. Crossett, New York, '84, 25, 103, 168, 224 

Delta U. Statistical Table for the Academic Year 1885-86 226 

Directory 2, 78, 148, 203 

Editorial 222 

Greek Letter Gossip. ..Alexander D. Noyes, Amherst, '83, 45, 123, 185 

In Memoriam 39, 183 

Ivy Ode Elmore DeWitt, Rutgers, '86, 209 

La Chanson De Roland Norman M. Isham, Brown^ '86, 7 

Letters from Chapters: 

WiLUAMS, Hamilton, Rochester, Middleburv, Rutgers, Brown, ii 
Amherst, Adelbert, Brown, Madison, Marietta, Syracuse, 

M1CHIGA17 90 

Union, Brown, Madison, Cornell, Syracuse, Lafayette, Lehigh, 154 

Amherst, Brown. New York, Michigan, Lafayette, Columbia. 214 

Liberal Education and the Classics. .Britton Havens, Rutgers, '82, 79 

Man the Spirit Henry E. Fraser, Harvard, 'h6, 188 

Memory : A Dream Henry E. Fraser, Harvard, '86, 84 

New Initiates 68 

Positive and Negative Albert W. Ferris, New York, '78, 6 

President Lincoln L. C. Lockwood. Williams, '37, 85 

RoMANZA Edward B. Haskell, Marietta, '87, 122 

Shadows Charles H. Pridgeon. Lafayette, '86, 170 

Song.. Henry E. Eraser, Harvard, 86, 38 

Souvenir Edward T. Parsons, Rochester, '86, loa 

The Legend of Mackinac Fred C. Hicks, Michigan, '86, 15 

The Real Meaning of Non-Secrecy.. A. L. Benedict, Michigan, '87, 205 

The Uncremated Algebra Edward M. Bassett, Amherst, '84, 3 

To A Cloud Henry E. Eraser, Harvard, '86, j22i 

To Marion Starr J. Murphy, Amherst, '81, 10 

To '86 William P. Merrill, Rutgers, '87, 167 

Triolet Newton A. Wells, Syracuse, '77, 44 

Wintxe Henry E. Y%asba, Harvard, *^, 38 



THE 



Delta Upsilon Quarterly. 



Vol. IV. FEBRUARY, 1886. No. I. 



THE UNCREMATED ALGEBRA. 



The crematory was ready, the fire was hot, and yet the cremation 
was postponed sine die, I was then a Sophomore, and with the rest of 
my class considered that we had been ill used by the Freshmen. 
Why ? Well, in the first place, because without our knowledge they 
had bought and brought to college the usual coffin in which to cremate 
algebra three or four weeks before the time, and kept us sitting up 
nights watching for its appearance on the hill where the college build- 
ings were situated; for to destroy the Freshman coffin, or at least to try 
to smash it on its way to the college, was a right that Sophomores had 
exercised from a time '' whereof the memory of man runneth not to 
the contrary." They had caused us to chase boards and boxes — imag> 
inary coffins — around the village at all hours of day and night, and all 
the time the real coffin was on the hill, hidden under an upper class* 
man's bed. When we learned this, a few days before the cremation 
was to occur, we were righteously mad, and, as a class, we determined 
to stop the ceremony. By saying " stop," I mean we determined to 
snatch the coffin and unbumed algebra from the fire, for, you see, with- 
out coffin or cadaver the Freshmen could hardly hope to carry the cre- 
mation to a successfiil conclusion. Perhaps you think it would be an 
easy thing to accomplish the aforesaid theft, but we knew by traditions 
of the college, and by our own experience the year before when we 
were Freshmen, that the chances were about ninety-nine in a hundred 
that the coffin and algebra would be turned into smoke and ashes sev- 



4 THE UNCREMATED ALGEBRA. 

eral seconds before a Sophomore could get near enough to the fire to 
warm his hands. Gunpowder, oil-cans half filled with kerosene, and 
other awe-inspiring defences, were likely to make the neighborhood of 
the fire a place carefully to be avoided. Then, too, the coffin would 
be lowered into a pit in the pyre with a foot or two of blazing wood 
between it and the predatory Sophomore. Moreover it was against the 
rules of the row for a Sophomore to come within thirty feet of the pyre 
until the coffin was placed upon, or rather within it, and the wood 
ignited. For the whole ceremony, as I have before intimated, was 
governed by traditional rules which the upper classmen would rigidly 
enforce. In addition to the obstacles I have mentioned, there was 
another, namely, — a very healthy Freshman class who would form a 
cordon around the fire, and granting that we could whip fifty Freshmen 
in two minutes, still half that time would suffice for the complete in- 
cineration of the algebra. For a decade of years the Freshmen had 
burned both algebra and coffin, and the Sophomores had not obtained 
a vestige. 

Plainly we would have to try new tactics, and therefore about a 
week before the cremation was to happen a dozen " good men and 
true ** gathered at my room, and we " conspired" During the next 
week, as a result of our meeting, two of the twelve borrowed ten or 
fifteen hop-poles fi-om a neighboring hop yard ; four or five others 
borrowed the heaviest ladder that could be found in the village ; — all 
which were sequestered till the evening of the burning. As I am relating 
the whole truth in this story, I must say that we forgot to return the 
hop-poles, but we were more conscientious with the ladder, for the 
owner afterward came up with a wagon, and we let him take it away. 
An old carpet was bought from the janitor, and a blacksmith in a town 
a few miles distant made us two strong hooks with handles about three 
feet long. The use of these divers articles will soon appear. 

J. and I were light and athletic, better at running and jumping 
than at holding down sturdy Freshmen. We appeared on the next day 
after our consultation, J. with a limp and his eye bandaged, — I with 
my arm in a sling, informing inquirers that we had been hurt in a row 
on the day before, as indeed we had, but not seriously. We were all 
in a chronic state of wounds during those weeks, and could at any 
time say we were hurt without lying. So the Freshmen and the upper- 
classmen understood that J. and I would keep out of the algebra 
burning. The night of the cremation came, and after the preliminary 



THE UNCREMATED ALGEBRA. 5 

•exercises were held in the college chapel, the Freshmen pallbearers 
•carried the coffin, containing the algebra and a large quantity of oil- 
saturated shavings, to the funeral pyre. Both classes were ready, the 
Freshmen immediately surrounding the fire, the Sophomores in a body 
a few feet away, the men with the hop-poles standing in the front rank. 
Upperclassmen and visitors stood in a crowd at one side, J. and I 
among them, each bandaged, with one of the iron hooks down his trou- 
-ser leg ; the coffin was lowered into the pyre, the whole was flooded 
with kerosene, hghted, and in an instant the whole mass was aflame. 
Our men with the poles started for the fire, and the Freshmen, deeming 
it our chief mode of attack, made for them, so that each man with a 
pole was monopolizing two or three Freshmen. Hearing a noise in 
the opposite quarter, the Freshmen that are not busy see a ladder with 
twenty Sophomores attached emerging firom the darkness, and headed 
like a battering-ram for the fire. They thither fly, and immediately 
thirty Freshman are engaged in preventing that ladder's coming any 
nearer to the fire, and are hopelessly entangled among the Sophomores 
and ladder-rungs. Sophomores who are not otherwise engaged take 
•charge of all stray Freshmen. Thus, in about a quarter of a minute, 
the field is clear. By this time, J. and I have our bandages untied; 
we sally out fix>m the crowd and attack the pyre with our hooks. 
Quickly we pick away the piled up sticks, — we can see the coffin, — ^J.'s 
hook catches it, but in trying to puU it out, breaks. I hook mine in 
the coffin head and succeed in pulling the coffin out ; the head-board 
unloosens and gives way, — ^but I get a new hold and start on the run 
through the darkness, dragging the burning coffin behind, toward 
where we had stationed two men with a damp carpet and some buckets 
•of water. Before I could reach them a tall Freshman sprung on me 
and twined his arms and legs around me. I could not carry both 
•coffin and Freshman, so I gave up the former. J. ran with it toward 
the carpet and the fire was put out at once. In the darkness the 
Freshmen could not tell the whereabouts of the coffin, audit was taken 
without fiirther molestation to our headquarters. But no algebra was 
Tin it. This I ascertained while I was running ; accordingly, as soon as 
the tall Freshman released me, I went back to the fire. Freshmen 
were standing around, still thinking that coffin and algebra were in the 
midst of the pyre, and in the last stages of annihilation. They had 
Ikept away the poles and the ladders, and therefore thought that all 
iwas well. I quietly went to the end of the pyre where the head*board 



6 POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE. 

had come off the coffin when I pulled it out. I found the head-boarcf 
and under it the algebra. It burst into flame as I picked it up, but I 
quickly smothered it under my overcoat and left the scene of the cre- 
mation. The algebra and coffin were ours. The coffin we cut into* 
pieces and divided them among the class, as trophies. The algebra we 
buried many years ago, in our class box when we were graduated, and 
probably long ere this the slow fires of nature have consumed it as* 
thoroughly as the Freshmen intended to do. 



POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE. 

" Whither now with thy camera, sirrah," said I, 

To my amateur photograph friend trudging by 
With his tripod, his safety-box, plates extra dry. 

And his finger- tips stained with a permanent dy( 
Pyrogallic solution and chloride of Gold — 

'* Is it beast, is it forest, a house, or some sky 
That you're after to-day, if I may be so bold ? " 

" Tis the fairest of women," said he, with a sigh ; 
At my earnest request she consented to sit. 

And the coveted photograph soon will be mine. 
I know that to-day the light is scarce fit, 

But you know we make hay without any sunshine.*" 
Irresistibly sweet was she, fair as a rose. 

As he dived under cover and focused the screen : 
Such grace and such life, such a natural pose, 

Were never before through a Dallmeyer seen. 
Smitten deep with her charms, he decides to propose,. 

With eloquent gesture and head draped in black : 
But, alas ! For she haughtily changes her pose. 

Says " No ! " very firmly, and then turns her back. 
Crestfallen, both he and his outfit collapse. 

As she fades from his sight and his fondest hopes die. 
Very mournful, he gathers together his traps. 

And then tries to sneak past without catching my eye,. 
" Hallo ! what success ? Did you take her ? " I cry, 

" Well, I got a strong negative," is his reply. 

Albert W. Ferris, M.D., 

New York, '78. 



LA CHANSON DE ROLAND. 



LA CHANSON DE ROLAND. 



There is in the western PTienees a defile which the woild has neYcr 
forgotten — RoncevaL Heie, on the 15th of August, 778, while 
Chariemagne was retaining from an expedition into Spain, his rear- 
guard, under Roland, prefect of the marches of Biittany, was attacked 
and cut off as he entered the pass, by a horde of Gascons. The gCH-- 
geous web of romance which has been woven around this tragedy has 
made the tales of Chariemagne and his Paladins as fiunous as those of 
Arthur and the heroes of the Table Round. 

We, in these days oi criticism, take nothing at second hand; we 
se^ the original in everything. We prefer die Greek ordeis~so 
called — to any Roman or Italian imitations, and we have raised from 
the dead, the old Roman pronunciation oi Latin to satisfy our exact — or 
exacting taste. AU lovers of the Middle Age, then, owe a dd>t of 
gratitude to M. L^nce Rabillon for the masteriy translation which he 
has just given us of the " Song of Roland," * for he a£R>rds us a view 
of a very early form of the worid-feunous legend, and puts before us 
the rude, simple, yet eloquent Norman version of the story, free from 
the Italian touches of Puld and Ariosto. 

We propose to look a little into this ^>ecimen of Mediaeval litera- 
ture. It is a great production. The wandering Norman minstrd 
speaks with a simplicity almost Homeric, and his love of a mQ€e gives 
to his battle scenes a fierce reality. 

Juroldus, as the poem calls the minstrd, is, like all men of the 
Northern races, a hero-worshiper over whom Cariyle would rqoice. 
In his verse Chariemagne, Roland, Olivier, and Archbishop Tnrpin 
loom gigantic, while the story, as he tdls it, gives full scope to their 
prowess, with sublime indifference to history, probability, or even pos- 
sibility. Yet, with all its exaggeration, it gives a true picture of the 
thoughts of his race in the eleventh century; above all its blood and 
pitiless slau^ter it breathes an exultation in the triumph of whatever 
the poet holds to be the rig^t, and a fine sense of devotion to sover- 
eign and leader. 

"TheFrendisaj: ' Cursed be tfaoie who fly the fidd ! 
Ready to die, not one shafl fiul 700 hcie.' " 



• La Cliaiisoii de Rofamd. Hcory Holt & Co., N. Y. tSSs- 



S LA CHANSON DE ROLAND. 

These words are uttered as the rear-guard is overtaken by the Sara, 
•cens in the pass of Ronceval. Roland and all the other Paladins are 
there with twenty thousand knights. He has been given the rear-guard, 
3S well he knows, by the treachery of Gandelon, who with the pagan 
Xing Marsile has plotted his destruction. The Saracen, true to his 
part of the vile compact, is advancing with his vast horde. Olivier 
lu-ges Roland to sound his horn that Carle may return, but the cham- 
pion refuses. Turpin, the shaven Archbishop, preaches a short sermon 
to the knights, assuring them that those who fall will 

" places find in Paradise ! " 

And 

" Giving for penance his command to strike." 

So Roland, our poet's ideal of knighthood, leads his French against 
the swarm of pagans, and then comes what is, verily, 

" A battle fierce and wonderful ! " 

How the recital of these scenes must have stirred all those, from 
lord to jester, who were gathered in the grim, fire-lit hall where the 
Jongleur first tried his new production ! We can believe that he did 
his words fiill justice, for his enthusiasm bums throughout the whole 
account of the m£16e, an account Homeric in its simplicity, sharp-ring- 
ing as the shields under the lance-strokes, exciting as the whirl of the 
.battle itself. 

The twelve Peers do fearful execution. The heathen fall in heaps 
and windrows. No carpet-knight is Roland : 

« He splits in two the nazal, helm, nose, month. 
And teeth, the body and nailed armor, then 
Hews through the golden sella, to the silver flaps ; 
With a still deeper stroke the courser's back 
Is gashed 1 *' 

Beside loyalty to chief and sovereign, the poem brings out another 
moble trait, the comradeship of the twelve Peers, the strong bonds 
which hold them to each other, the manly sorrow as one after another 
£oes down before the pagans. Olivier at last falls too, but not before 
he has avenged himself, while his dear fiiend Roland mourns 

" as never mortal mourned before." 

Now none are left of all the host save Roland, Gaultier, and the 
terrible Archbishop. Knowing that Carle will avenge them, for 
Roland has sounded his horn, they turn to the enemy. 



LA CHANSON DE ROLAND. 9 

" wlio dHmi^ Qoe tboosand foot 
Aad fortj tlioasaiid boncmcn mosterii^ jct 
Dare not mp^pmmdtk !" 

Gaultier is down. The mighty priest, pierced by four ^>ears» falls 
to the ground. Stop ! he is up ! He seeks Roland: 

" Unoonqiiered jet am I !" 

Rushing into the fig^t he strikes " one thousand ^blows or more! "^ 

Roland joins him, saying : 

" together we 

Wfl] share our good will ; I leave jon not 

For anght of human mold." 

At last the pagans flee, but the unconquerable priest is lying on 
the ground. Roland, himself but little better off, brings the bodies of 
the other Peers and places them before the prelate, who gives them hi& 
last benediction : 

** Tnipin, Carle's knight, is dead, who all his life, 
With donghty Uows and sermons emdite. 
Ne'er ceased to fight the pagans. May the Lord 
Grant him His holy blessing erennore !" 

Roland himself goes an arblast-flight toward Spain and there, sink- 
ing down, offers his right-hand glove to God. 

" Roland is dead : God has his sonl in heaven." 

One other passage we must cull — a bit of pathos, simple, direct,, 
and touching. As the grief-stricken Carle returns from avenging the 
slaughter, the Lady Aude, Olivier's sister, asks him where is Roland, 
her betrothed. 

** Sore-pained, heart-broken, Carle, with weeping eyes. 
Tears his white beard : ' Ah ! sister well beloved, 
Thon asketh me of one who is no more.' " 

He will give her his son Loewis for a husband. The helpless girl 
replies: 

" * May God, His saints. His angels, all forfend 
That, if Roland Uves not, I still shall live.' 
Her color fades, she fells prone at the feet 

Of Charlemagne— dead. 

• • • 

** The King in hope 'tis bnt a swoon, with tears 
And pity taking both her hands, uplifts 

Her form ; the head upon the shonlder sinks. 

• • • 

'* Beside a shrine gently she was entombed 
With highest honors by the Kingfs command." 



lO TO MARION. 

This is the only occasion on which " Aude, the beautiful " meets us. 
The chanson has no room for a tale of love. Chivalr}' had not ad- 
vanced in 1096 to the romances of the following centuries, where we 
£nd the adoration of the Saviour and of the knight's lady exalted side 
by side. " Dieu et ma Dame " is not the motto of our poet. He has 
not come under the influence of the Proven9al troubadours of the 
twelfth century, and his reverence for woman has not been turned into 
the ideal love, the JaU^ the inspiration to all good, of which the south- 
em minstrel sang. Again, his religion, as we gather from the feeling 
he puts into the Archbishop's breast, is merely a sort of blind faith in 
Paradise for the Christian, in Hell for the pagan, in the duty of fight- 
ing all pagans as the foes of Christ. He is a child of the North, with 
all the ruggedness of his race, with all its love of fighting for fight- 
ing's sake. The softer elements which chivalry afterward gained firom 
the South he cannot give. But he can give what is, in our opinion, 
better than ideal love or romantic religious feeling — ^his loyalty to his 
lord, his sense of honor, his rock-like courage, which stands forth in 
the Archbishop's '' Unconquered yet am I " ; his fierce determination 
to die on the field or drive his foe from it, his manly tenderness, shown 
at the death of the Paladins, and in the simple pathos of that death of 
Aude, which alone is worth a whole romance about Iseult or Guinevere. 

Norman M. Isham, Brown^ ^%^. 



TO MARION. 



E'er since I saw thy deep blue eyes. 
My sweet faced, fair haired Marion, 

My heart no longer quiet lies, 
But ceases not to carry on. 

Oh ! would I had what I have spent 

To raise the ancient Harry on, 
For I would woo thee for my bride 
Had I the cash to marry on. 

Starr J. Murphy, 

Amherst^ '8x. 



CHAPTER LETTERS — ^WILIJAMSl II 



LETTERS FROM CHAPTERS. 



Delta Upsilon House, 
Williams College, WQliamstown, Mass. 

Dear Brothers: 

With hearts overflowing with enthusiasm and hope Williams once 
more greets her sister chapters. When we last wrote every one had 
been infused with the spirit of the Rochester Convention ; but now, 
quite a time afterwards, devotion and loyalty to the principles of 
Delta Upsilon are with us just as strong as ever. The time for fear 
with us, we hope, has passed. We have been '^ bom again " and sur- 
vive with new strength and vigor. As a matter of fact we can say that 
no rival society out-generaled us this year in campaigning. We had 
a number of skirmishes, and that was all. The enemy was obliged to 
yield. 

Among other societies our reputation is fully established. No 
other fiatemity in college pretends to surpass us, as flu: as ability and 
moral worth is concerned. Others, however, are richer in this world's 
goods, and some have strong, fixed elements, and we do not envy such 
their reputation. 

Perhaps it is not out of place to say that we have many fiiends in 
college among the neutrals, who make up about one-half of each class. 
Elections are not, however, carried by society cliques, as formerly, 
when Delta U was the great antagonist of all secret organizations. But 
we cannot help feeling proud to hear our Society praised on all sides 
by the neutrals, who are a great power in college to-day. 

We believe also that there is general good feeling among all society 
men in college, and so it may be pardonable if we stop talking about 
ourselves and give a short r6sum^, i la gossipe^ of our neighbors in 
Williams. 

Our nearest neighbors are the Chi Psi, who live in a house of modest 
proportions. They are fine feUows, of a very quiet and retired dispo- 
sition, which has been a characteristic of the society for some time. 
They are at present rather weak in numbers, several of their men hav- 



12 CHAPTER LETTERS — WILLIAMS. 

ing left college. Close by there is the new stone mansion of the Delta 
Psi Society, which they will soon occupy. 

The location is fine, and will undoubtedly satisfy the pride they feel 
in themselves as a society. Near by them is the Kappa Alpha Lodge^ 
which is occupied by the richest and toniest society in college. They 
have little or nothing to do with men outside their chapter. The 
Delta Kappa Epsilon, near by, have some excellent individual mem- 
bers, which cannot be said of the entire chapter, which numbers about 
twenty men. They were said not long ago to hold a monopoly in the 
college baseball team and its management ; but their athletic star is 
gradually setting, and will be quite obscure after the Seniors graduate. 
The Zeta Psi House is only a few steps west of the Kappa Alpha. 
They have a strong delegation from '87. Out of a total of about sixteen,, 
one-half are Juniors, and the story goes that they would like still more 
from that class. It is not necessary to speak in detail about the Sigma 
Phi. They live, to be sure, in a most magnificent $50,000 mansion. 
Still, they are here about the same class of fellows as they have always 
been, and as we understand they are in some other colleges. The 
Alpha Delta Phi have a good central location. They live in a house 
constructed of stone, with a piazza of monstrous size in front, with sharp 
ends. They are a society of established reputation, and undoubtedly 
remember, with just pride, the Garfield boys as their recent membersr 
as we cherish the memory of their father, who was an earnest and ac- 
tive Delta U. 

The question of importance to us just now is how to make the 
winter evenings pleasant and profitable to the whole chapter. There 
are various ways of accomplishing this. Word charades, acted by two 
divisions alternately, is a pleasant way of passing the evenings. We have 
thus far made very little attempt at society dramatics, which, we believe^ 
will prove a success. One fellow is organizing a minstrel company^ 
which we know will furnish great amusement. We have had one 
spread thus far this term, and we believe they help full more than any- 
thing else to draw fellows closer together. 

Quite agreeing with our brothers from Harvard that when Saturday 
night arrives, after a week of mental labor, one feels like spending the 
evening in social enjoyment rather than in library work, we wish all 
the chapters continued success and prosperity, with " Vive la Delta U." 

Fraternally, 

Rush W. Kimball, '87. 



CHAPTER LETTERS — ^HAMILTON. 1 3 

Delta Upsilon Hall, 

Hamilton College, Clinton, N. Y. 
Dkar Brothers : 

It is with pleasure that the Hamilton Chapter again sends greeting 
to ber sister chapters. 

We have about our usual quota of men, numbering at present 
twenty — five Seniors, six Juniors, five Sophomores, and four Freshmen. 
It is our aim, generally, to have about five men firom each class. The 
present Freshman class numbers fotty-eight men — nearly as large as 
the average dass, but perhaps not quite up to the standard in quality. 
Thus it made a little difficulty in selecting our usual delegation. 

The six other fraternities represented in the college seem to have 
met with the same difficulty, as their number of Freshmen is smaller 
than customary. 

Out of seven Greek-letter societies, five have chapter-houses. 
Theta Delta Chi and Delta UpsQon are the only ones not having 
houses at present Of course this makes it a little more difficult in 
getting desirable men and in competing with fraternities that are set- 
tled in elegant homes. Notwithstanding this hindrance, our competi- 
tion with the other fraternities in securing men is successful, and we 
undoubtedly wield a strong influence in college politics, and are second 
to none in scholarship. Since Delta Upsilon has held her own so well 
under present circumstances, we are confident that with the aid of a 
beautiful new chapter-house our leadership will not be questioned. 

For the last few years the erection of a chapter-house has been 
our main aim. We have talked about it, dreamed about it, and built 
air-castles over it; but the reality has not yet made its appearance. 
We have spent all our spare time writing polite letters to our alumni 
telling them how we are following them in their own footsteps and 
closing with a gentle little " bid " for a subscription. Slowly but surely, 
the money has been coming in, until, at the last meeting of the 
trustees, it was decided to commence work as soon as possible. The 
news was received with great gladness among the active members of 
the chapter. The plans are now nearly completed. A contract for a 
part of the construction is made, and work will be begun as soon as 
the frost is out of the ground. 

Before long we hope to see a little palace, with the monogram of 
Delta Upsilon over the door, situated about half way up College Hill, 



14 CHAPTER LETTERS — ROCHESTER. 

looking both up and down the Oriskany Valley, and more beautiful, by 
far, than the surrounding houses. 

Our meetings are held every Wednesday evening. We endeavor, 
constantly, to make them as interesting as possible, by holding for two 
consecutive weeks our regular literary work, and for the third week 
some scheme or programme is arranged by the committee elected for 
that purpose. This obviates any possibility of monotony, and, at the 
same time, makes the meetings quite attractive. This same mode is 
carried on throughout the term. 

One of the greatest benefits which can be derived from a fraternity 
is the advantage of visiting different colleges and of becoming ac- 
quainted with a large number of college men from various parts of the 
country. Yet, as a Fraternity, we do not make as much use of this op- 
portunity as we should. Our own chapter, we believe, is in fault as 
much, or perhaps more, than some others. We feel that the benefit is 
as great as any one thing, for this reason : When the delegates come 
back fi*om any chapter or from a Convention, they are full of enthusi- 
asm and inspire all the members of the chapter with the same spirit 
You all have felt it. This very enthusiasm is what strengthens and 
binds the Fraternity together. Now, if we would only exert ourselves 
more in this direction, that same enthusiastic spirit would be continu- 
ally growing within us. Let us all try, especially those chapters which 
are near together, and firequently visit each other. The Hamilton 
Chapter always has a cordial welcome for any brother who may favor 
us with a visit, heartily invites such calls, and gladly welcomes 
brothers of any chapter who may favor us with a visit. 

Fraternally, 

Harry P. Woley, '87. 



Delta Upsilon Hall, 

University of Rochester, Rochester, N. Y. 
Dear Brothers: 

The effects of the Convention are abiding. We have not yet ceased 
to think of it, to talk of it, feel it. The inspiration and zeal which it 
gave us are constantly increasing. It made a very pleasant feeling for 
us in the city, and in the best circles too. The good the Convention 
brought to us and left with us cannot be estimated. 

Since that time there has been no great or striking event in our 



CHAPTER LETTERS — ROCHESTER. I 5 

chapter's history. We continue to hold beyond dispute the first rank 
in scholarship. One of our professors, and a member of a rival fr ater- 
nity too, dropped the remark recently that Delta U. was head and 
shoulders above everything else in coUege. 

Our meetings during the last term have been unavoidably irregular, 
but with the new year we began again to meet regularly on Monday 
evening of each week, and to pursue the even tenor of our way. Our 
meetings are literary in character to a considerable degree, but still we 
do not forget that man is a social being, that college boys are the con- 
centrated essence ot men, and consequently require sociability, lliis 
element we introduce most happily by a long intermission after the 
more solid portions of the programme have been given. The pro- 
grammes are made out four weeks in advance and include orations,, 
addresses, and essays from the upper classmen^ declamations from the 
Sophomore and Freshman classes. Debate, paper, and special meeting 
night follow each other in regular succession. The special meeting is 
left free for any exercise that may be pleasant and instructive. Music, 
readings, etc., make the time pleasant We often have a little '' treat,'^ 
which helps wonderfully to make things bright and lively. Brother 
French, Amherst ^ '84, called on us lately and made the evening quite 
enjoyable with his stories of Amherst college life. 

A very large proportion of our students join the various chapters, so 
that nearly all the desirable men are much sought after upon their 
entrance. Yet we are not greatly troubled in securing as many and 
such men as we want. Our constant aim is to know our men thorough- 
ly before we admit them. 

None of the chapters here possess homes of their own. The rela- 
tions between the different chapters are for the most part amicable, and 
while the other societies have a hankering after the emoluments gained 
by political position, there is a growing spirit which demands justice 
for all. 

The status of the other fraternities represented is much better than one 
would naturally suppose, in consideration of the fact that so large a pro- 
portion of the students, are society men. Alpha Delta Phi has an excel- 
lent chapter, many of her men taking high rank both in college and 
the society of the city. Psi Upsilon is numerically strong at present. 
They do not struggle strenuously after the prize of learning, yet they 
are by no means to be despised ; socially they take a good position. 
Delta Kappa Epsilon has some good men. They are not especially 



1 6 CHAPTER LETTERS — ROCHESTER. 

eminent, and have the same characteristics here as elsewhere. Delta 
Psi has improved greatly within the last two years. They do not num- 
ber very many, but are healthy and growing. Chi Psi, established two 
years ago, is still weak. There was not room here for another society, 
and hence it will be somewhat surprising, if success should crown her 
efforts to get free from her swaddling clothes. There is also an inde- 
pendent organization which does fair work 

Athletics is an unmeaning term to our students. Dormitories are 
wanting, and the peculiar spirit which they foster by intimate associa- 
tions is also lacking to a certain extent. The absence of such a spirit, 
together with the fact that our men are scattered throughout the city, 
makes it difficult not only to arouse the right sort of interest in athletics 
but almost impossible to get training and practice enough to be even 
ordinary. The whole matter of athletic and other college enterprises 
is under the supervision of the Students* Association^ composed of the 
whole body of students. 

The Freshman supper was one of the events of last term. The 
Sophomores discovered the whole matter, and laid deep schemes to 
outwit the Freshmen, but did not succeed. Later in the evening there 
was an encounter in the streets, which brought the police, and some of 
the boys were escorted toward the station-house, but finally begged off. 
Considerable clothing was destroyed, but in the end the Freshmen ate 
their bread and milk, scoring thereby a great triumph. 

The University is in a prosperous condition. A new chemical labora- 
tory, complete in all its appointments, is in process of erection. It is 
built by Mr. M. F. Reynolds, of this city, as a memorial of his brother. 
When completed this will make the chemical department, under Dr. 
Lattimore, very thorough and complete. The elective system does 
not prevail at all. Dr. Anderson believes in the orthodox way of educat- 
ing young men. He is mighty, and will prevail — here at least. The 
government of the [institution is essentially self-government, although 
we have no student senate. There is little trouble in this respect, for 
few penalties are incurred. 

The Alumni Chapter of Delta U. and the individual interest and 
sympathy of alumni are of inestimable help to us. We feel peculiarly 
blessed in Delta Upsilon, and so long as we have breath left we don't 
mean to let rest the echo of " she's all right.*' 

Fraternally, 

H. A. Manchester, 



CHAPTER LETTERS — ^MIDDLEBL RY 



Delta Upsilox Hai-u 



MiDDLEBCitY College, Middlebury, Vt. 



Dear Brothers: 



Middlebuiy sends a hearty greeting to the sister chapt»s and to the 
Fraternity at large. 

Middlebury College opened its doois last fall to a class a little larger 
than usual, composed of good mea» for the vaost pan. Ddta U. 
pledged three of them, one of whom is leading the class* and another 
stands second. 

Our chapter is now in its thirtieth year. Our rivals are Chi Psi, in 
its forty-second year, and Delta Kappa Epsilon in its thirty-second. 
The record for the last twenty-nine years has been a grand one for Delta 
U., and especially for the last fifteen years. For proof of this, look at 
this table giving the award of prizes and honors in Middlebury College 
since our chapter was founded. 



TotaL AT A K E X t Xeot. 



Valedictory 

Salutatory 

Phi Beta Kappa 

Waldo (Scholarship).. 

Literary " 

Parker (Declamation). 

Merrill 

Ware Medal (Oratory) 

Philosophical 

Botanical 

Greek 



Total 



Cash Value $17,900 




$4,700 $3,850 $1,700 



This shows conclusively that Delta U. here is what she ought to 
be. Nor is this a record which we are content to let rest upon its 
present merits, but, as each year passes, it increases the difference in 
ratio between us and our competitors. This year we have five, and 
possibly six, of twelve honor men. As all honors and prizes are 



1 8 CHAPTER LETTERS — RUTGERS. 

awarded at Commencemeut, we cannot tell what we shall obtain for 
this year. 

In college we are respected by all; in the town some sneer at the 
principle of non-secresy, but those admit that Delta U. is a strong 
Fraternity. 

Numerically we are stronger than for two years, having now ten 
men. Delta Kappa Epsilon has eleven active members this term, 
with two more away at present; Chi Psi has eight. 

There is one thing which we would like to suggest to the Fraternity, 
namely, the appointment of a Visiting Committee, whose duty it shall 
be to visit every chapter once a year or oftener, and thoroughly ex- 
amine its condition. 

If some well-known member, as Brothers Crossett, Bassett, Eidlitz, 
or some one else who is well posted on fraternity affairs, in general 
and particular, would pay a visit to the chapters, it would do them a 
great deal of good. Ideas, customs, etc., of chapters widely separated 
would thus be gathered in a manner no other way possible, and the 
good points of each could then be placed before all. 

Fraternally yours, 

Henry L. Bailey, '86. 



Delta Upsilon Hall, 
Rutgers College, New Brunswick, N. J. 

Dear Brothers : 

" Our past is inspiriting, our present prosperous, the outlook for the 
future encouraging." 

* Tis just twelve months since a letter from the Rutgers chapter 
appeared in the Quarterly, and during those twelve months the 
chapter has been steadily marching on, with its pristine vigor, whilom 
glory, and original marching orders unchanged. 

Some who fought in the ranks have left, but new recruits have 
taken their places, and to-day the chapter numbers twenty-two active, 
earnest, enthusiastic members, all of whom are looking forward to 
having a great re-union in the fall of 1888, said re-union to be held, 
not upon the " Banks of the Potomac," but upon the " Banks of the 
Old Raritan." 



CHAPTER LETTERS — ^RUTGERS. 1 9 

Do not think, however, because of the use of so many martial 
expressions in the above, that we are better acquainted with the prin- 
ciples and phraseology of war, than we are with those of peace. The 
best of good feeling and absolute harmony reigns in our midst, and the 
daily intercourse that we have with one another is making us so frater- 
nal in our feelings that sometimes we are tempted to wonder at the 
power which binds us so closely together. During the eaily years of 
the chapter's history there was much friction generated between the 
respective Greek-letter fraternities of the college, but with the passing 
years, because of the very nature of their composition, each society has 
taken its proper place in the scale, and now all efiforts to change its 
relative position are futile. Society types are so distinctly marked, their 
tendencies and characteristics so strongly developed, that with us at 
Rutgers we can predict, almost to a certainty, the society a man will 
join, if he has the opportunity, presupposing, of course, some knowledge 
of the man's character. 

Therefore we get the men we want and are willing to see the men 
who naturally would join other societies join them. We don't try to 
make emulsions. 

Our literary exercises are of incalculable benefit to us, the more so 
since the college literary societies are on the decline. The presence 
of so large a number of alumni in the city, who frequently drop in on 
us in the midst of our work and lend a cheering word, is of great value 
to us in more ways than one. One brother, soon to be a legal lumi- 
nary, has graced our meetings with his presence and presided over our 
efforts to imitate the workings of a court of justice. Others are always 
on hand when the inner man is to be refreshed and strengthened. 
Others enter the rooms when " solitude reigns," and the only tangible 
evidence of their having been in our midst is a hitherto unknown 
and unseen work of art, such as a bit of furniture or an addition 
to the library. The chapter is cherishing the hope that in the 
immediate future the many alumni resident members of the Frater- 
nity will organize, and thus the chapter profit by their concerted action 
and combined support. 

More and more the social element is being cultivated among us. 
The daily and weekly papers, the ivory keys of the piano, and the 
ivory balls of the table, the pleasant rooms, warm in winter and cool 
in summer, all induce the men to gather daily in the chapter hall, the 
more readily since almost all of us are denizens, and compelled to 



20 CHAPTER LETTERS — RUTGERS. 

endure the privations of city boarding houses, our proud old college 
not yet possessing dormitories. But if the social element is growing it 
must not be thought that it is at the expense of the mental. We still 
continue to take more than our proportionate share of the prizes. 
Scholarship is a qualification which we demand of our brothers. 
Athletics being on the ebb-tide in Rutgers just at present, we cannot 
boast of the record of former years, but nevertheless have no cause to 
relinquish our claims to being a chapter which possesses brawn as 
well as brain. When the tide turns we expect, as usual, to come in on 
the crest of the waves. 

The last Convention honored our chapter by electing as Treasurer 
of the Fraternity one of our most active brothers and one who, as 
Treasurer of the chapter for some time, has shown his fitness for the 
position to which he was chosen. Our delegates brought home to us 
the joyful news that (D. V.) we as a chapter would have the pleasure 
of entertaining the Fifty-third Annual Convention of Delta U» 
Already a committee has been appointed to prepare the way for a 
grand celebration. 

Not only mentally, physically, and socially are we strong, but also- 
numerically. Three Seniors, five Juniors, nine Sophomores, and five 
Freshmen mean something to what President Oilman, of Johns Hop- 
kins University, calls " a statistical fiend." Such a one might revel for 
a longer time than we care to, in the possibilities which twenty-two 
individuals could accomplish in reaching a desired end. 

Our record is an open one and easily read. We go in and out, con- 
scientiously trying to do our duty, and the approval which comes to us 
from within and without assures us that, so long as we live up to the 
principles which guide and have guided our Fraternity into its present 
prominent place among college fi-atemities, we cannot err. Located so 
near to New York, we had hoped that the past year would have brought 
more Delta U.'s from other chapters to visit us. We trust the next one 
will. 

Our sincerest well wishes to our twenty-one sister chapters. 

Fraternally, 

Oeorge p. Morris, '88. 



CHAPTER LETTERS — BROWN. 21 

Delta Upsilon Hall, 

Brown University, Providence, R. I. 
Dear Brothers: 

Brown greets you all with hearty fraternal good-will, and wishes 
you unbounded prosperity. 

It is always interesting to us to hear from our sister chapters, especially 
in regard to their work and their methods, and their peculiar ** manners 
and customs." Through the chapter letters of the Quarterly, the 
Eastern colleges get glimpses of their Western neighbors, as well as of 
those nearer home, and may gather hints which will help them to the 
variety and the progress which are always so desirable in the literary 
work of a chapter. We would like to have the other chapters write 
particularly of their home life. The little details which may seem ta 
them too familiar to need record.may be, and often are, strikingly differ- 
ent from our own, and are always valuable. 

Brown University had a lofty aim when in 1770 it settled in Provi- 
dence Plantations. It took possession of the crest of a hill some 
two hundred feet high which runs north and south on the eastern 
side of the city. Its campus, shaped like a rectangle with a smaller 
rectangle added to the middle of one side, or like a very squat letter 
T, contains some fifteen acres. The western or larger rectangle is 
divided north and south by a line of college buildings, Hope College, 
Manning Hall (the chapel), University, Slater, and Rhode Island, into 
the elm-studded front campus, and the middle campus, with few trees,, 
but many tennis-courts in the summer, and much water on its con- 
crete walks when the snow melts in the winter. The smaller rectan- 
gle, sloping gradually eastward behind Sayles Memorial Hall, is 
caUed the back campus, and is mostly celebrated as the place where 
the ball nine is victorious — once in a great while. 

North of the front campus, and separated from it by one of the finest 
streets in the city, stands the brick library building, most excellent in 
plan and apppointments. The library contains sixty-three thousand 
volumes, and the students are allowed free access to the books. 

The curriculum at Brown is very good. The elective system has 
been gaining ground in the last few years, and has now pushed its way 
into the first half of the Sophomore year in a form which is more than 
nominal. The marking system still exists, though the Phi Beta Kappa ap- 
pointments last vear were not announced according to rank as heretofore,. 



22 CHAPTER LETTERS — BROWN. 

and the old system of Commencement honors has been banished. It is 
not quite clear, however, what is to take the place of the old manner of 
graduation. 

Our faculty is a strong one. Of course it contains several Delta U. 
alumni. The President, Dr. Robinson, is an honorary member of our 
chapter. The Professor of History and Political Economy, the Rev. 
Elisha B. Andrews, LL.D-, '70, is one of our strongest supporters. He 
is very popular in college, especially with his own classes. He is 
making his name known, too, in outside economic circles. Professor 
Winslow Upton, who holds the chair of Astronomy, is a highly trained 
specialist in that department, and his electives, like those of Professor 
Andrews, are taken by goodly numbers. William S. Liscomb, who has 
just been made Instructor in Modem Languages, is a most agreeable 
gentleman, and an accomplished and profound scholar. 

The object which the founders of the University, of course, had in 
mind, and for which the University and Faculty alike exist— I mean the 
Brown chapter of Delta U.— isin most excellent condition, blessed with 
a fine prospect, and a noble Freshman delegation. Our men are, as they 
have always been, unsurpassed in the college for character and ability. 

The interest in our meetings is good, and we mean to keep it so by 
having our meetings interesting. Nothing is easier than to vary the 
programmes by the judicious appointment of a Shakespeare reading by 
the whole chapter, a recitation by a few members, a comic newspaper 
or a story, in addition to the regular debate. Sometimes the story is 
^continued, one brother writing the first part, and another following at 
the next meeting, with the conclusion. It might be a pleasant experi- 
ment, though we have never tried it, to have a regular novel, one 
chapter a week, running through a term, perhaps. Such work is excel- 
lent practice, even if it is not suited to every man's talent, for the style 
of a story and that of an essay ought to be two different things. 

Essays are often made a part of our programme. On one occasion 
a question was given out, and four brothers, instead of standing up and 
knocking one another down in the good old-fashioned debate, stated 
their thoughts on the matter calmly and rationally in essays of a sober 
and decent style. At our last meeting two essays were read arguing 
for and against the proposition, ** Poetry finds its highest development 
in the interpretation of Nature." 

The " five minutes* talk" has been a more or less prominent feature of 
our meetings. We would suggest to the other chapters what an instru- 



CHAPTER LETTERS — BROWN. 23 

ment it may become in good hands. For instance, a brother who is 
''•on" for such a performance can find in the Irish Question, or the 
Land Question, as treated in the English reviews, or in the growth of 
nationalities in the Balkan Peninsula, or the condition of the European 
powers, as discussed in the Revue des Deux Mondes^ a vast amount of 
information, some of which he might convey very pleasantly to his 
•chapter in the five allotted minutes. 

One great reason for the success of the Brown Chapter is the hearty 
and continued support which it receives from the Alumni Association, 
which has its headquarters here, and meets in our hall three times dur- 
ing the college year. 

The association was formed some years ago for the express purpose 
of sustaining the active chapter. It includes nearly all our city alumni, 
and welcomes alumni from any chapter. Professor Andrews, of Brown^ 
is its President for this year. The meetings are very pleasant, always 
beginning with an hour of social chat, which, after the reading of 
the paper appointed for the evening, is renewed, so that the real ad- 
journment is much later than the formal. 

The last meeting, held January 8, was especially enjoyable. The 
attendance was unfortunately too small, but a pleasant hour was spent 
in renewing old acquaintances and making new ones. The first num- 
ber on the programme, after President Andrews had called us to order, 
-was a piano solo by Brother Hamilton, of '88. The brother is the 
ablest musician of his age in the city, and his playing was keenly ap- 
preciated by the chapter, who inwardly and outwardly congratulated 
themselves that he is a faithful Delta U. Brother Town, '8 1 , sang a solo 
— with an encore — to an accompaniment by Brother Hamilton on the 
ipiano, and by Mr. Town, brother of the singer, on the violin. 

After a brilliant violin solo by Mr. Town, Professor Andrews rose 
and said : 

" Some years ago, in a distant city, I had the pleasure of lunching 
urith a noted professor of astronomy. He spoke to me of a young 
man who was studying with him ; • You will hear from that young man 
some day,' said he. That young man is with us this evening and the 
prophecy is to be fiilfilled in your hearing. *' 

He then introduced Professor Winslow Upton, '75, who read a most 
graphic and interesting description of his visit to the shrine of the old 
goddess Pal6, the volcano of Kilauea on the island of Hawaii. 

At the close of Professor Upton's paper, which was only too short, 



24 A ROSE. 

Brother Town sang another solo, bringing pleasant music into contrast 
with the Dante-like adventure we seemed to have passed through. 
President Andrews then declared the meeting adjourned. But it was 
somewhat later when the last group put out the lights in the hall — the 
Sophomores whose duty it is, had, if we remember rightly, gone home — 
and departed to think over the pleasure of the evening and the value 
of an Alumni Association. 

And, in closing this letter, Brown's good will to her sister chapters — 
it is deep and true — can express itself no better than in the wish that 
they may have as good an Alumni Association as she has. 

Yours Fraternally, 

Norman M. Isham.. 



A ROSE. 

It was a rose 

That she gave me, 
Fragrant as the breath of mom, 

A deep red rose ; 

Yes! thorns I see. 
Such has true love ever borne. 

Ah, she was fair ! 

Nor ray of light, 
From glorious sunset thrown 

On golden hair. 

Could be more bright ; 
She even the stars outshone. 

Then, such a thought 

Flashed through my mind, 
That fled the darksome shades ; 

For bliss it brought, 

And peace did find 
A place *mid Love's sweet glades. 

Lyman Sewell Linson, 

New Yorkj '76. 



NEWS ITEMS. 25 



DELTA U. NEWS ITEMS. 



The Cleveland, O., Alumni Association held their annual reunion, 
February 8, 1885. 

The Colhy Chapter is to be congratulated upon the appointment 
of the Hon. Bartlett Tripp, '61, to be Chief Justice of the Supreme 
Court of Dakota. James S. Bishop, Michigan^ '79, writes that '^ Bart- 
lett Tripp is without a peer among the talented men of a great terri- 
tory." 

The New England Delta Upsilon Club hold their third annual re- 
union at the Quincy House, Boston, Mass., on February 22, x886. 
A large attendance is expected. Several New York Delta U's are 
going to be present. George F. Bean, 40 State Street, Boston, Mass., 
is the Secretary of the Club. 

If the members of the Fraternity who wish the Convention Annual 
—containing the chapter reports, records, poem, oration, etc., of each 
year's Convention sent to them, will send their names and addresses to 
the Secretary of the Executive Council, 83 Cedar St., New York, they 
will be put " on the list " and supplied with a copy of the issue of each 
year. 

The New York Alumni Association will hold their fifth annual re- 
union in New York City on March 12. An excellent programme has 
been arranged, and the committee hope to see as happy a gathering 
and repeat the successes of the last reunion. Invitations, dinner cards, 
and other information can be obtained from the Secretary, Frederick 
M. Crossett, 83 Cedar St., New York. 



RESOLUTIONS OF THE CORNELL CHAPTER OF 

DELTA UPSILON. 

Whereas^ It has steadfastly been the decision of the Cornell Chap- 
ter of the Delta Upsilon Fraternity, that none of its members should 
belong to any secret college organization, and 



26 NEWS ITEMS — CORNELL BANQUET. 

Wh^eas, The constitution of the said Delta Upsilon Fraternity in* 
Article 11., section 3, expressly forbids such double memberships, and 

Whereas, When it was positively ascertained in October, 1885, 
that Edward Leroy Smith, '87, was a member of the college secret 
class organization, or society, known as Theta Nu Epsilon, the CornelF 
Chapter of the Delta Upsilon Fraternity requested him to uncondi- 
tionally sever his connection with the said secret organization, which 
said Edward Leroy Smith promised to do and, in proof of his assumed 
sincerity, gave the Cornell Chapter of the Delta Upsilon Fraternity a 
certified copy of his resignation from Theta Nu Epsilon, and 

Whereas, Now, on February 8, 1886, it is well known that said 
Edward Leroy Smith is still a member of the said Theta Nu Epsilon 
society, in direct violation both of the principles of the Delta Upsilon 
Fraternity, and of his promise as a truthful and honorable man, there- 
fore be it 

Resolved, That we, the Cornell Chapter of the Delta Upsilon Fra- 
ternity, in meeting assembled, do hereby summarily dismiss and expel 
the said Edward Leroy Smith from membership in our chapter and 
Fraternity, and further be it 

Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be served upon the said 
Edward Leroy Smith, and also that copies be sent to the other chap- 
ters of our Fraternity, and published in the Quarterly. 

Frank W. Shepard, President. 

John W. Battin, Secretary. 

Delta Upsilon Chapter Hall, 
Ithaca, N. Y., February 8, 1886. 



THE CORNELL BANQUET. 

On the thirteenth of February the Cornell Chapter spent an en- 
joyable evening, the event being the celebration of Brother AUyn A. 
Packard's birthday. Such a celebration is rather unusual with us at 
Cornell, but there rose a spontaneous desire to show in some way our 
appreciation of Brother Packard's merits, and we decided to present 
him with some token of affection, and follow it with a spread in the 
chapter hall. After the literary exercises of the evening, a part of 
which was an " Autobiography," by Brother Packard, Brother Shep- 



NEWS ITEMS — CORNELL BANQUET. 27 

aid, in behalf of the chapter, presented him with a handsome volume 
entitled, " Pictorical Architecture in the British Isles." 

Then began one of those pleasurable occasions which come only to 
a college student — ^the spread. With the aid of our indispensable 
^ Fred " a long table was soon improvised, which was heaped with an 
endless variety of edibles and at the call of our Toastmaster took 
our places about the board and the feast began. 

The chapter had just been through a little siege, and it was perhaps 
the feeling that it had been once more successful in upholding the 
principles of our beloved Fraternity which united us more strongly and 
made us feel that we had just cause for rejoicing. Never before were 
the Fraternity songs sung with such feeling, and such perfect harmony 
pervaded our circle. 

After the spread, toasts were in order, and the selection of these and 
the songs, showed how well fitted our Toastmaster, Brother Barnes,. 
was for his position. 

The toasts themselves were brimful of wit and humor, and, though 
few had been prepared beforehand, all were interesting. 

The following is a list of the toasts, the titles of most of them in> 
some way being humorous thrusts of the Toastmaster at the respon- 
dents. 

Brother Packard at the age of 24, - Frank W. Shepard, '86 

Birthday Poetry. - - - Professor Wm. R. Dudley, '74 

Song, " Naught of Sadness." 

Birthdays of Seniors, ... Charles H. Hull, '86 

Bums on " Birthdays," - - James £. Russell, '87 

The Junior Ball and Its Features, - Albert R. Warner, '87 

Song, " Nellie was a Lady." 

Our Freshman at Sage. - - Leonard C. Crouch, '89 

Song, " If you ask a Sag^ maid." 

The door-bell at Sage, - - - Robert J. Eidlitz, '85 

Autobiography as sA^ is wrote, - - George J. Tansey, '8S 

The " Choral Union," - - - Fred W. Hebard, '87 

Song, " The Glendeberg." 

The Reveries of a Bachelor^ - Hon. Jared T. Newman, '7^ 



28 NEWS ITEMS — CLEVELAND ALUMNI BANQUET. 

Fourth Floor of Cascadilla, - - John W. Battin, '88 

The Art of Dancing, - - George M. Marshall, '87 

Rise and Fall of the Moustache, - - Charles W. Horr, Jr., '87 

Song, " My Moustache is growing." 

Birthdays in China, - - - Wythe Denby, '88 

Myself and Hiram Sibley, - - George C. Shepard, '89 

Song, " Alma Mater." 

When the last toast had been given and the last song sung, it was 
quite late, and the cheer invented and heard so often on the shores of 
Lake George, the cheer without which no gathering of Delta Upsilons 
could disperse, was given. And when that died away, we bid one 
another good-night, thankful for the peace and harmony which reigned 
among us. 

THE CLEVELAND ALUMNI BANQUET. 

The Cleveland Alumni Association of Delta Upsilon gave its 
Second Annual Banquet at the Stillman House, on Monday evening, 
February 8th, with the members of the Adelbert Chapter present as 
invited guests. About twenty-five members of the Fraternity were 
present. The banquet was served in the Stillmans' finest style, and 
was enjoyed thoroughly by alL 

After the inner man had been satisfied, the Toastmaster, Professor 
Newton B. Hobart, in his usual happy manner called for the toasts of 
the evening, which were responded to in the true Delta U. style. 

Progress in Delta U., - - Charles B. Parker, M.D., Rochester^ '74 
Our Principles, - - - - Henry J. Herrick, M.D., WUliams^ '58 
The Fraternity, - - - - Henry M. Ladd, D.D., Middlebury^ '7a 

Adelbert Chapter, Calvin A. Judson, Adelbert^ ^Z^ 

Alma Mater, - - - - Professor Newton B. Hobart, AcUlbert^ '78 
The Future, Norton T. Horr, Cornell^ '82 

Dr. Ladd's speech was a masterly effort, setting forth in clearest 
light Delta U.'s great work and aims. The singing of the under- 
graduates added much to the enjoyment, the hall ringing with Delta 



CHAPTER NEWS — HAMILTON, AMHERST. 29 

U. songs and the cheer. How such meetings warm our hearts, and stir 
up our loyalty ; what pleasant memories of college and fraternity life 
they call up ! 

At the close of the banquet a short business meeting was held, and 
officers for the ensuing year elected. President, Charles B. Parker, 
M.D. ; Vice-President, the Rev. Henry M. Ladd, D.D. ; Secretary, 
Harley F. Roberts; Treasurer, Norton T. Horr; Executive Committee, 
Ledyard M. Bailey and Norton T. Horr. 

Great credit is due to Brother George C. Ford for the complete 
success of the second banquet. 

Harley F. Roberts, 

Adelbert, '84. 



CHAPTER NEWS. 



HAMILTON. 



Charles S. Van Auken, '86, passed the holidays in travelling through 
the West. 

Philip N. Moore, '86, again makes his appearance after a vacation 
of one term. 

Frederick W. Griffith, '86, has one class a day at Kirkland Hall, 
Clinton, N. Y. He has accepted the position of instructor in classics 
in the same institution for next year. 

Frank H. Robson, '87, stood second in the prize examination in 
Greek. 

Carl W. Scovel, '88, stood first in his class last year. 

Fred B. Waite, '88, tied for second place in his class last year. 

Eddy R. Whitney, '89, has been elected Class Treasurer. 

Hiram H. Bice, '89, will be obliged to remain out of college, at 
least most of the term, on account of his eyes. 

Edward C. Morris, '89, is at present teaching school on College 
HUl. 

AMHERST. 

The new literary magazine which is to be published by the class of 
'87 has SIX editors, two of whom, Walter P. White and Frederick P. 
Johnson are Delta U's. 

J. Mack H. Frederick is Delta U's representative on the Senior 
Social Union Debate. 



30 CHAPTER NEWS — AMHERST. 

The Amherst Chapter would like to see a general movement on the 
part of her sister chapters to revive the Camping Association. Several 
members of the chapter have expressed their willingness to be present 
if a party can be got together. Lake George seems to be the first 
choice of the fellows ; but they could, perhaps, agree on some more 
central point. 

Two of our enthusiastic scientific men, " Hal " Wilder and " Fred " 
Peck, '86, have shown their enterprise in the cause of science by fitting 
up as a laboratory a room in the basement of our House. In this 
quiet corner they diligently seek to explain those organisms in the 
lower forms which, by " heredity, environment, accidental variation, 
and natural selection," have developed into the higher forms. The 
chapter has granted the use of the room to those interested in science, 
and they expect to start a society cabinet. 

The AmAerstCh&ptGT entered the new year with a good list of new 
(and renewed) resolutions, which we confidentiy expect to be realized 
before January i, '87. The delegation of *86 has resolved that they 
will not wait to count their money by the millions before sending a 
check to the treasurer, a resolution to which we would invite the atten- 
tion of past as well as future delegations. The lower delegations have 
silendy determined that Delta U. shall not lack in anything which makes 
a society strong — a resolve we are certain they can carry out. 

The special meetings which we spoke of in our last letter have 
proved a source of quite a number of jolly times. On the first Tuesday 
night of the term, each delegation had to present something which 
was entirely original. Freshman presented three rounds between rep- 
resentatives from Chicago and Pittsburg. The rest of the delegation in- 
corporated itself into a general information bureau, and handled the 
questions, asked by the happy recipients of information from such a 
worthy source, with a skill which augurs well for their future. 

The Sophomores gave the best part of the programme, unless we 
except the Senior musicale. In elaborate costumes, and with a liberal 
amount of burned cork to hide their blushes, they related many " chest- 
nuts *' and sang many glees. The Junior delegation reproduced a class- 
room scene, which can only be appreciated by Amherst men. 

The grand musicale by the Senior orchestra brought forth round 
after round of applause, and the musicians had at length to make their bow. 

The entertainment, while not productive of literary ability, was one 
jthat we can write down in the long series of " happy hours in Delta U." 



CHAPTER NEWS — ADELBERT, RUTGERS, BROWN. 3 1 

ADELBERT. 

A Delta U. appears again this year as College Orator, namely, 
John N. Weld, who is also president of the Phi Delta Literary So- 
ciety. 

Evdn H. Hopkins, '89, is the champion tennis player of the col- 
lege. 

George T. Snyder, '88, a brother of the first honor man of the 
class of '86 at Harvard, is the best bicyclist in college as well as one 
of the best in the city. 

Calvin A. Judson, '86, has been elected to Phi Beta Kappa. 

Two of the editors of '87 's Reserve are Delta U's. 

Our chapter has four good, solid men pledged for the next Fresh- 
man class. 

The annual banquet of the Resident Chapter of Delta U. in this 
city is to be given at theStillman on the evening of February 8, 1886. 
Forty are expected to be present. Death alone will prevent any mem- 
ber of this chapter from being present. 

RUTGERS. 

Daniel T. Kilpatrick, '86, is now engaged in mercantile pursuits, 
being with the Goodyear Rubber Company, in their Broadway office, 
New York City. 

Henry M. Voorhees, *86, has returned from Texas and is studying 
iaw with his father, J. N. Voorhees, Flemington, N. J. 

Frank J. Sagendorph, '87, officiates as Vice-President and Assist- 
ant Librarian of the Peithosophian Society. Asa Wynkoop, '87, has 
just retired firom the President's chair in the same society. 

Elias W. Thompson, ^Z%^ has been compelled to temporarily leave 
college. 

William Armitage Beardslee, ^2iZ^ the last initiate into the chapter, 
ts a son of the Rev. J. W. Beardslee, of the Class of '60, and came to 
Rutgers firom Hope College, Michigan. 

John T. DeWitt, '89, is a son of the Rev. Richard DeWitt, of the 
Class of '60, and a brother of Elmore DeWitt, Rutgers, ^Zd, 

BROWN. 

Clarence H. Manchester, '86, has been chosen Class Poet, and 
Wilbur B. Parshley, '86, is First Speaker at the Tree, for Class Day 



32 CHAPTER NEWS — BROWN, MARIETTA. 

June nth. Brother Parshley is also Editor-in-Chief of the Brunonian^ 
the bi-weekly college paper. 

Charles A. Denfield is President of Eighty-nine. 

The history of Eighty-seven's Sophomore year was written by 
Walter C. Bronson, '87. It is one of the wittiest ever delivered, and 
created great enthusiasm in the class. 

Beniah L. Whitman, '87, has charge of a parish in Wanskuck, near 
Providence, preaches every Sunday, and stands at the head of his 
class. 

Our chapter sent Wilbur B. Parshley *86, who will be remembered 
as our Convention delegate, and Frank S. Dietrich, '87, as delegates to 
visit the Harvard Chapter. 

The brothers spoke very highly of the reception with which they 
met from our Harvard brethren, and of their pleasant stay with them. 
An evening was agreeably passed in listening to sparkling wit in a 
paper on the " Marking System," and to serious forecast as to the 
future which awaits the Senior fledgeling as he leaves Alma Mater's 
nest. Refreshments were not forgotten and, after several speeches, 
social chat flowed freely till the meeting closed. 

Brother Edward E. Atkinson, Brown, '79, was present and spoke. 

MARIETTA. 

Charles S. Mitchell, *86, is leader of the college choir and also of 
the college quartette, organized last term. By the way, a member of 
the quartette, who belongs to the local secret society which is our bit- 
terest rival, lately spoke thus of the Delta U. Song- Book in the 
writer's hearing : " It is incomparably the finest collection of col- 
ege songs that I ever saw put together anywhere or in any shape." 
Such words from such lips mean considerable. 

Rufus C. Dawes and Charles S. Mitchell, '86, and Frederick E. 
Corner, '87, were on the editorial board of the College Olio, Marietta's 
monthly publication, for the first half of this collegiate year. 

William A. Shedd, '87, has been elected delegate to the State Con- 
vention of Y. M. C. A., which is to gather at Oberlm, February 11, 
1886. 

The preliminary oratorical contest, held for the purpose of deciding 
who shall represent the college as orator at the contest, February 18, 
took place on Thursday evening, January 21. Of the five speakers, 
our were Delta U's, as follows : William A. Shedd, Edward B. Has- 



CHAPTER NEWS — MARIETTA. 33 

kell, William B. Addy, Robert M. Labaxee. Haskdl was awarded fiist 
place, the second being a tie between Labaree and a Phi Gamma 
Delta. The subject of the first oration was ** Fresh-Manliness " ; that 
of the second, ''Christ and Mahomet" In accordance with this result 
Haskell will act as Marietta's orator in the State Contest (hdd at Den- 
nison Univeisity), and Labarre as her delegate to the business meeting 
of the Oratorical Association, connected with the contest 

After thirty years of faithful service. President I. W. Andrews has 
resigned his position, made burdensome by advancing years. The task 
of finding " just the man " for his successor was a grave and difficult 
one, but it has finally been accomplished, and the result is most satis- 
factory and gratifying to all fiiends of the institution. The new Presi- 
dent, who entered upon his duties at the beginning of this year, is 
General John Eaton, LL.D., U. S. Educational Commissioner. Of 
Dr. Eaton's eminent fitness for the position nothing need here be said, 
as it will be acknowledged at once by all ^miliar with educational 
matters. 

Amid the prosperity of the college in general. Delta U. has noth- 
ing discouraging to report. In certain lines we have lately made 
marked progress. Quiedy and unpretentiously, new literary features 
have been brought in, supplementing and, in cases, improving on the 
work of the regular literary societies. Our Christmas banquet was 
enlivened by instrumental music, humorous declamations, the acting 
of a little farce, etc., in addition to the several happy toasts. This 
term a permanent committee on entertainments has been appointed. 
The plan is to have one a month. These will be varied in character. 
At one time the entertainment will be something light, as a mock 
trial, for example — simply for the amusement of the Chapter. At an- 
other time it will be a literary and theatrical exhibition. Again it may 
take the form of a social reception. This will be constantly drawing 
the boys' thoughts to the Chapter, and will also keep it before the 
minds of the college public — two very good results. 

As to the standing of our men, their college positions, and the hon- 
ors they have secured — are they not written in the department of the 
chronicles of " Delta U. News Items " on another page ? 

With four men already pledged in the Senior preparatory class, we 
have no fears as to the future. 



34 CHAPTER NEWS — SYRACUSE. 

SYRACUSE. 

William A. Wilson, 'S6, has been elected Orator of the Senior 
class. 

George W. Kennedy, '87, was out of college last term on account 
of the illness and death of his brother. 

Lincoln E. Rowley, '88, sings with the college glee club. 

Frank G. Bannister, *S6, was out of college during a part of last 
term attending to matters relating to the estate of his father, recently 
deceased. 

Josiah H. Lynch, '87, and John S. Bovingdon, are two of the five 
editors of the Onondagatiy the Junior class publication. 

C. S. Robertson, '87, has been at home in Galway, N. Y., for sev- 
eral weeks, with a sprained ankle. 

Anson D. Mills, '87, was compelled to leave college last term on 
account of poor health. 

Arthur Bridgman Clark, '88, of East Onondaga, was initiated 
January 29. 

Brothers Cassidy, Cossum, Rowe, Jeffers, and McKay of Madi- 
son, Griffith, Robson and Van Auken, of the Hamilton Chapter, have 
called on us at different times recently. 

A prosperous nation has least of what is called history, and in a 
similar way we have but little to say of ourselves, but we take this 
opportunity afforded by our excellent medium to send greetings to all 
our sister chapters, and especially to the babies. 

We have nothing to complain of, either in regard to our condition 
or our prospects. We are strong and still growing. We now number 
23 : 3 Seniors, 6 Juniors, and 7 in each lower class. We are repre- 
sented in all leading college organizations. We control the Uni- 
versity Herald^ which has a circulation about twice that of the 
Syracusean^ conducted, till recently, by a combination of four fraterni- 
ties. Of the five editors of our annual Junior class publication, the 
Onondagan, we have two, one being business manager. 

Delta Kappa Epsilon and Phi Kappa Psi are not represented on 
the editorial board this year, but the Onondagan will be issued as 
usual. 

During the year brothers from various chapters have visited 
us, and we take this opportunity of inviting all to come and come 
again. 



CHAPTER NEWS — MICHIGAN. 35 

MICHIGAN. 

Last month the older members of the chapter " set it up*' to the 
boys in fine style. A well-appointed table, the presence of some of 
the alumni — the Acuity being represented among them — and toasts, 
followed by a general good time, made one evening and part of the 
next morning pass pleasantly. 

In scholarship we hold, as usual, a good place. A post-graduate of 
'85 holds a prominent place in athletics, a Senior is on the editorial 
staff of the Argonaut^ and we also have an editor on the OracU^ our 
Sophomore annual. 

A double quartette is being formed to make a more thorough study 
of the Song-book, and to develop what musical talent we may possess 
in other directions, as well. 

Before vacation the literary department and the professional schools 
had a pronouncing contest, the reverse of a spelling match. The last 
man, appropriately enough, was floored on the word Jinis, Last meet- 
ing the Sophomores and Freshmen amused the upper classmen with a 
little pronouncing combat of their own. We can recommend this to 
any chapter that wants to have a jolly meeting, and at the same time a 
profitable one. 

It was discovered during the annual meeting of the American Asso- 
ciation for the Advancement of Science, held at Ann Arbor last 
August, that there were quite a number of Delta U's in attendance. 
Those gentlemen who hailed from Michigan resolved to have an in- 
formal spread and invite the representatives of other chapters to be 
their guests upon that occasion. A hasty canvass revealed the presence 
of the Hon. William Bross, Williams, '38; Prof. Simon H. Gage, Cor^ 
«^//,'77, of Cornell University ; Prof. Edward G. Nichols, Cornell, 'i^^ 
of Kansas University, and Prof. La Roy F. Griffin, Bra7vn,%6, in the 
city, besides the following representatives of Michigan: Arthur W. 
Burnett, *8o; William A. Locy, '81; Howard Ayres, Charles W. 
Belser, and Alfred W. Huycke, '83 ; Elmer E. Beach, Charles W. 
Carman, William G. Clark, and Winthrop B. Chamberlain, '84 ; 
Horace G. Prettyman, '85 ; and Charles W. Dodge and Nathan D. 
Corbin, '86. All these gentlemen, with the exception of Prof. Griffin, 
and one or two of the Michigan delegation, who were unavoidably ab- 
sent, gathered in the parlors of the State Street caterer Saturday 
evening, August 29, and passed a few hours very pleasantly together. 



36 CHAPTER NEWS — HARVARD. 

HARVARD. 

We recently had a rousing time on the occasion of a visit by Brothers 
Parshley and Dietrich, of Brown. Mr. Edward Atkinson, Brawn^ '79, 
an enthusiastic Delta U., was also with us. What with a spread, mu- 
sic, speeches, stories, essays, singing and laughter, the evening proved 
one of the pleasantest in our recollection. About midnight a grisly 
proctor pushed his breast in at the door, and suggested that the mid- 
year examinations were not far away, and that it was getting late, inti- 
mating, I suppose, that he was still, at that unreasonable hour, burning 
the Palladian ail. But as we were little inclined toendour merrymaking 
so early as 11.59 we waited until " to-morrow" was well out of the 
cradle, and then, after chanting a dirge to the shade of the proctor, we 
reluctantly said good-night. Brown^s visit will long be pleasantly re- 
membered by us. 

Why should a proctor have any authority to disturb us it may be 
asked. We have no hall of our own at present. We meet in one 
another's rooms, and as these are all in the college buildings we are 
forced to submit to faculty and proctors — bless them ! But I really 
doubt whether we should feel so sociable if we had a regular hall. Our 
meetings might then become too formal and lose half their spice. 

We take this opportunity to urge visiting between the chapters 
These visits call up the best of feelings, some that even the Convention 
cannot boast. For in the chapter we see the joys of the home-circle ; 
quieter, perhaps, but deeper than the experience of the grand assembly. 
Without such visits, brotherhood becomes a shadow — ^an idea only, and 
not a thing of flesh and blood that may be felt. 

" Grinding " is just now the fashion at Harvard, and tutors are reap- 
ing a golden harvest from the rich and lazy. Still, it takes little obser- 
vation to see that the men, as a rule, are earnestly working for them- 
selves in their elected studies. There is left almost no trace of the old 
spirit of indifference, so conspicuous a few years ago, when a definite 
course was presented to everyone. But, strange to say, in the midst of 
all this willingness to work, we are shut out from the very means of ren- 
dering the very best results. Our library, one of the finest in the coun- 
try, has neither gas nor electric light, and it is never open after sim- 
down. In the fall and early winter it is closed before four o'clock. At 
most you find scarcely two consecutive hours to spare during the day. 
We are, therefore, practically shut out during the only time when we 



CHAPTER NEWS — HARVARD, LAFAYETTE, COLUMBIA. 37 

<an use the library to advantage. The present system is so annoying 
that many students (numbering into the hundreds) have given up 
using the library altogether. We have long been poking the abuse, 
•and crying for electric lights. The millenium may help us out. 

The annual banquet of the New England Delta U. Club is looked 
forward to with great interest. We hope that the more distant chap* 
ters may be enabled to attend, for the pleasure and novelty of the oc- 
casion will be so much the greater in proportion, as the men come from 
the " remote comers of the earth." 

LAFAYETTE. 

Before we turn over a new leaf,'86, we glance at the old one,'85, crowd- 
ed to the margin with its joys and sorrows, haps and mishaps. One of the 
most pleasant things on the old page is the motto near the middle) 
**AiKaia TiroB^xnj'* and what is strange about it is that, though it is written 
but once, yet you can see it everywhere, when you look closely, out- 
lined by our most pleasant experience. We are loath to leave it, so 
we carry it over to '86, and write it at the top, with the hope that it may 
<lo as much for us in the new year as it did in the old. 

Our report for last quarter's work is progress. We have initiated 
three new members since the last publication, and were hoping to de* 
fer the writing of this letter a week longer, as there probably will be 
three more initiated. Then we will have the highest standing men in 
three classes, and a corresponding proportion of those excelling in other 
xespects. 

We are glad to say that our meetings have grown more and more 
attractive and profitable. Every undue formality is removed, and 
sociability and good-fellowship are cultivated to the highest degree. 
We try and make everything about our lodge-room thoroughly home- 
like. Our new members have caught the enthusiasm, and are already 
ardent Delta U's. We all feel that we have received infinite profit from 
Delta Upsilon. 

COLUMBIA. 

We begin to look forward with pleasurable anticipation to the ap- 
pearance of the ColumHad\ for the beloved insignia of Delta Upsilon 
will, for the first time, be seen there. The strong position that we 
occupy at the start commands the respect of the other Greek-letter 
societies, and the opposition, though strong, is not open and avowed. 



38 WINTER — SONG. 

Our lack of men in the two lower classes requires an explanation.. 
Men who, on entering college, seek advice of the most influential mem- 
bers of the faculty, are counseled to wait two years before joining a 
fraternity. The reason given is obvious, viz., often men who are good 
students, on joining societies become so diverted that their studies 
drop to a minor position, and they lose their standing, and sometimes 
their membership in their class. All the men we approached in the 
present Sophomore class — with one exception — had made up their 
minds to wait till the beginning of the Junior year. 

While we are a strong, live chapter, our days of warfare are not 
over. Our first struggle was a powerful one, and it has brought us to 
occupy a high place among the other fraternities ; our present struggle 
is not only to keep this place but to advance higher. 



WINTER. 

The merry whistling winter's here, 
His palace in the atmosphere 

With frozen vapor glistens. 
Now guard against a purple nose, 
And fingers numb and icy toes. 

Squeeze out the tears 

And rub your ears. 
While the wind of winter blows. 



Henry E. Frazer, 

Harvard^ '86, 



SONG. 

Hear Feb., — O — Ho ! but hear him blow 
The world is turning round; 

Within our walls we heed it not, 

We glory in the sound. 

True Vikings, we, along the board ; 

Our mead-hall rolls the din^ 
But we despise the Danish joy 

That lives in canakin. 



IN MEMORIAM. 3^ 



^tt 9l^emonam« 



CHARLES S. DUNNING, D.D. 

WILLIAMS, '48. 



The Rev. Charles Seely Dunning was bom in Walkill, Orange Co., 
N. Y., January 31, 1828. He was graduated from Williams College 
with the class of 1848, and from the Union Theological Seminary in 
1852. Following this he preached for one year in Binghamton, N. 
Y., and then filled the position of instructor in Hebrew in Union 
Theological Seminary until the spring of 1857. He was married 
November 4, 1857, to Maria H., only daughter of the Rev. Henry 
White, D. D., Professor of Systematic Theology in Union Theological 
Seminary. 

From April, 1858, to April, 1 861, he was pastor of the First Presby- 
terian Church, of Franklyn, N. Y., and there accepted the call to the 
pastorate of the First Presbyterian Church of Honesdale, Pa., where he 
remained for nineteen years. Lafayette College conferred upon him the 
degree of D.D. in 187 1. Dr. Dunning took rank, from the first, as one 
of the ablest thinkers and expositors of biblical truth, not only in the pres- 
bytery but in this section of the State. He had not the gift of oratory • 
but his sermons, delivered with impressive earnestness, touched the high- 
water mark of pulpit effort in logic, in learning, in religious fervor, and 
in refined vigor of language. The unusual length of his pastorate at 
Honesdale is a sufficient attestation of his hold upon the affections of 
his people. Indeed, his charge was relinquished only on the utter 
breaking down of his health. After a year or two of rest, anxious to 
be again at work, he accepted a call to the pulpit of the Presbyterian 
Church at Kingston, Pa., a less laborious field of labor. But even 
this was too great a tax upon his strength, and after three or four years 
he was obliged, by reason of still failing health, to relinquish this charge 
also. In March, 1885, he removed to Metuchen, N. J., where he had 
purchased a pleasant home in which he thought to wait, serenely, till 
the final call of the Master. He had not long to wait. He died on 
the first day of the following June. His body was brought to Hones- 



40 IN MEMORIAM. 

dale, where the best years of his life were spent, and laid beside the 
children of his household who had gone before. On the afternoon of 
the funeral all the business places in the town were closed, and the 
mourning was general and sincere. At a later date a memorial ser- 
mon was delivered by the Rev. William H. Swift, Amherst^ '70, who, 
after a short interval, had succeeded Dr. Dunning in the pastorate at 
Honesdale. This sermon is now incorporated in a handsome memo- 
rial volume. Homer Greene, 

Uniofiy '76. 



CALVIN DAY NOBLE. 

MIDDLEBURY, '64. 



The Rev. Calvin D. Noble, A.M., died at his residence in River- 
side, Cal., July 12, 1885. 

Brother Noble was bom in Rochester, Vt., August 13, 1840. Left 
an orphan when six years old, he lived upon a farm till fourteen, and 
the next two years he was employed in the Vermont Chronicle printing 
office. He prepared for college at Burr Seminary, Manchester, Vt., 
and entered Middlebury in the class of '63. Ill health compelled his 
absence from college most of his Sophomore year, and in the fall of 
1 86 1 he entered the class of '64, in which he graduated. 

During his college course he stood at the head of his class, sharing 
equally with Ezra Brainerd, now President of Middlebury College, the 
highest honors. They were warm friends, and by mutual agreement 
Mr. Brainerd delivered the valedictory, Mr. Noble being assigned the 
philosophical oration. He was Junior and Senior monitor of the col- 
lege, and received other honors, besides an election to B K^ He 
was an active and enthusiastic Delta U., devoting himself, as literary 
critic and president, to hearty efforts in behalf of its general welfare 
and the drawing out of the literary and musical ability of the chapter. 
He has left evidence of this in both chapter and Fraternity. He was 
respected by all who knew him for his intellectual ability and unswerv- 
ing rectitude of character ; by his classmates he was always esteemed 
and loved for his tender sensibility and constant forgetfulness of self. 



IN MEMORIAM. 4I 

Although his father, grandfather, and great-grandfather had devoted 
themselves to the ministry, he concluded to enter upon a literary life, 
and accepted the position of assistant editor of the Vermont Record^ 
which, in a year, he left for that of literary editor of the Houston, 
Texas, Telegraph, His health failing, he went to Cleveland, O., for 
rest and recuperation. 

While in college he became a warm believer in the doctrines of 
the New Church as promulgated in the writings of Emanuel Sweden- 
borg, and in 1867 he entered the ministry of that church. With his 
active co-operation a society was organized in Cleveland and a church 
built, he acting as pastor for three years. In October, 1870, he left 
Cleveland for Chicago, to enter upon the duties of colleague of the 
Rev. Dr. Hibbard, and during the latter*s absence in Europe had 
charge of the two congregations in the city, preaching in the morning 
to one, in the afternoon to the other. In 1870 he was married to Miss 
Hannah G. Phinney, of Waltham, Mass. Health again failing, in the 
spring of 1874 he resigned his pastorate, and practically terminated his 
ministerial work. He visited some parts of the South in search of such 
climatic conditions as best suited his case, but finally Southern Cali- 
fornia was selected, and that fall he moved to Riverside, where he lived 
till his death. The change of climate xmdoubtedly prolonged his life, 
but consumption had obtained too strong a hold to be thrown off. 
What strength of body and mind was given him was devoted to the 
care of fruits on his land, to contributions in prose and verse to maga- 
zines, and, in co-operation with his beloved wife, to the training of 
their children, to which was added for a time a class of youth in the 
higher branches. Mrs. Noble's health began to fail, and she died 
April 22, 1885, her husband following in less than two months. Gifted 
in person and mind, endeared to a wide circle of friends, hand to hand 
and heart to heart they bore, with patient and loving submission to the 
Father's will, years of suffering, pain, and deprivation. Four children 
are left orphans by this bereavement. 

Charles E. Prentiss, M.D., 

Middlebury^ '64. 



42 IN MEMORIAM. 

JOHN SIDNEY GIBSON. 

SYRACUSE, '83. 



John S. Gibson died at Colorado Springs, Colorado, October 22, 
1885, of consumption. 

Resolutions of the Syracuse Chapter of the Delta Upsilon Fraternity : 

Where<is^ the sad intelligence has reached us of the death of our 
brother, John Sidney Gibson, of the class of '83 ; and, 

Whereas^ he became endeared to us by his generous nature and 
Christian integrity ; therefore be it 

Resolved^ That, while we bow in submission to the Divine will, we 
mourn the early removal of one possessed of such mental gifts and 
high aspirations. 

Resolved^ That we extend to the bereaved family our heartfelt sym- 
pathy in this great sorrow. 

Resolved^ That a copy of these resolutions be sent to the family of 
the deceased, and also be inserted in the college papers. 

Frederick B. Price, '86. 
John S. Bovingdon, '87. 
Milton J. Fletcher, '88. 

Committee, 



THEODORE ALBERT BARTHOLOMEW. 

LAFAYETTE, '88. 



Yesterday a large gathering of sorrowing friends assembled at 
Bath to pay the last tribute of affection and respect to the remains of 
Theodore A. Bartholomew. He was bom in the above-named place 
in 1864; entered the public schools; later, removed to Easton, where 
he continued his studies preparatory to entering college, graduating 
from the Easton High School in 1884, the Valedictorian of his class 
and the recipient of the prize scholarship in Lafayette College. He 
entered the class of '88 in the latter institution, and from the first gave 
evidence of superior ability and a high order of scholarship, standing 
at the head of his class at the end of the first term, receiving the 
class monitorship and maintaining this high standard throughout the 



IN MEMORIAM. 43 

year. But he did not cultivate the mind to the neglect of the higher 
and spiritual nature. He was a member of the Third Street Reformed 
Church and an active worker in the Sunday-school, having been 
elected secretary of the school just previous to his death. In the 
•college he was an active member of high promise in the Washington 
Literary Society and one of the charter members of the Lafayette 
Chapter of the Delta Upsilon Fraternity. Those who knew him in 
his fraternity relations could best appreciate and admire his social 
qualities. None knew him but to love him. 

About four weeks ago Mr. Bartholomew was forced to discontinue 
his studies, and soon the symptoms of the fatal malady appeared, result- 
ing in his sudden decease on Monday last. The high esteem in which 
he was held by his classmates, both in the High School and the college, 
as well as by the members of his Fraternity, was shown by the sorrow 
and gloom caused by the announcement of his death and by the 
many tributes offered him. His funeral took place yesterday and was 
largely attended. His classmates in the High School and the college 
attended in a body, they having chartered a special car from Easton 
to Bath. The Chapter of Delta Upsilon also attended in a body, the 
following members of which acted as pallbearers : Harvey, Henkell, 
Tudor, Beatty, Rankin, and Croasdale. The floral tributes were ele- 
gant and numerous. Among them was that of his Fraternity, a harp 
whose strings, one of which was broken, each represented a member 
of the chapter ; its base bore the words, " Our Brother ;" that of his 
class in college a handsome broken shaft, and that of his class in the 
High School a beautiful pillow bearing " '84." The funeral services 
were conducted by the Rev. Mr. Sm ith, of the Bath Reformed Church 
and the Rev. Mr. James, of the Presbyterian Church, and were very 
impressive. — Easton Express, 

At a meeting of the Lafayette Chapter of the Delta Upsilon Fra- 
ternity, held October 31, 1885, the following resolutions were 
adopted : 

WhereaSy God in his inscrutable wisdom has taken from us our 
beloved brother and fellow-student, Theodore A. Bartholomew, a 
young man of unusual promise and lofty integrity, foremost as a stu- 
dent and devoted as a friend; therefore be it 

Resohedy That in his death this chapter mourns the Joss of a mem- 
ber, joined to us by ties of friendship which nothing can sever, rec- 
ommending himself to us and to everyone by his amiability and high 



44 TRIOLET. 

type of character, his memory shall ever have an abiding place in 
our affections. 

Resolvedy That we extend to his sorrowing family our heartfelt 
sympathy, and tenderly commend them to the mercy and grace of 
our Heavenly Father, from whom alone cometh true consolation. 

Resolvedy That these resolutions be recorded on our minutes and 
that a copy of them be sent to the bereaved family, also that they be^ 
published in the Easton papers and the Lafayette. 



Joseph H. Tudor, *86. 
Stuart Croasdale, '86. 
Charles H. Pridgeon 



, -86. J 



Committee^ 



TRIOLET. 



the stalk and flower. 

Oh, strong the stalk should grow 
Which rears so fair a flower ; 
God make me wise to know 
How strong the stalk should grow 
When winds of passion blow. 
Or dark temptations lower ; 

For strong the stalk should grow 
Which rears a human flower. 



Newton A. Wells, 

Syracuse y '77^ 



GREEK LETTER GOSSIP. 45 

GREEK LETTER GOSSIP. 



Psi UpsOon is reported as desiring to revive her defunct Harvard 
chapter. 

The efforts of Alpha Delta Phi to enter Lafayette, have so far been 
fruitless. 

Delta Tau Delta has not, as reported, withdrawn the charter of the 
Kenyon Chapter. 

The Forty-fifth Annual Convention of Chi Psi will be held in New 
York City, April 7th and 8th, 1886. 

2^ta Psi has revived its chapter at Brown University ; eighteen 
men were initiated October 16, 1885. 

The New York Alpha Chapter of Phi Delta Theta was reorganized 
at Cornell University early in February. 

Ko Ko displayed excellent judgment in putting the Psi Upsilon 
£>iamotui " on his list," for " it'll not be missed." 

Delta Gamma founded a chapter at the University of Michigan 
last December. The charter members were five in number. 

Sigma Nu is the nu-est firatemity at Lehigh, its chapter, consisting 
of eight men, having been established there, December 21, 1885. 

Delta Upsilon's four new chapters, Wisconsin, Lafayette, Columbia,, 
and Lehigh, have created quite a breeze in the fi'atemity world. This 
gives her twenty-two active chapters. 

Delta Kappa Epsilon at Cornell had a roll of twenty-three mem- 
bers at one time last year, and, at the opening of the University in the 
fall, but five returned. Quite startling mortality. 

Phi Gamma Delta organized last December a chapter of twelve 
men at the University of Michigan, five of the twelve, were members of 
Phi Gamma Delta already in attendance at the University. 

Delta Kappa Epsilon has revived several of her old Southern 
chapters, as we never heard of the colleges before, and do not know 
now where they are situated, we are unable to give particulars to an 
anxious multitude. 

Phi Gamma Delta has established a chapter at Lehigh University, 
It is said that the fraternity was aided in its efforts to start a chapter 
by the local chapter of Psi Upsilon. Lehigh ought to be pretty well 
supplied with fraternities, ten of them being represented there now 



46 GREEK LETTER GOSSIP. 

A few weeks ago the astonishing news was heard that the chapter 
of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity at this college was no more. The chap- 
ter here, becoming dissatisfied with the management of the fraternity, 
bolted, and are now working under the charter of the old fraternity 
from which they sprung, the Delta Theta (local). This change has been 
contemplated for some time, but was first announced a few weeks ago. 
They are now the Alpha Chapter of Alpha Province of Delta Theta. 
— Lombard University correspondent in Phi Delta Theta Scroll. 



Prof. H. H. Boyesen, Chi '68, contributes " The Romance of a 
Peer" to the Independent of May 21. 

Gold win Smith, Chi '45, appears in the May Harper's with a strong 
article, " Organization of Democracy." — Psi Upsilon Diamond, 

Now, according to the Comellian^ the Chi Chapter of Psi Upsilon 
was established at Cornell University in 1876, and it seems strange 
that Prof. Boyesen should have been a member of that chapter in 
1868, more especially as he was never a student at Cornell. All this 
seems a little odd to the reader, but how trifling does it become when 
we consider that Goldwin Smith, Chi '45, not only was a member of 
Psi U. at Cornell thirty-one years before that society was established 
there, but also accomplished the marvellous feat of being a student at 
the University nearly twenty years before the institution was founded. 
This will not, however, surprise those of us who recollect that the dis- 
tinguished Homer, author of those interesting works, the " Iliad " and 
" Odyssey," was graduated from the Chi chapter of Psi U. in the 834 
B. C. delegation. 

We quote from the " Psi Upsilon Epitome," " Journalism had no 
exponents among the conservative fraternities until six years ago, when 
Professor Fiske founded The Diamond, ^^ 

We wondered at first what fraternities Psi Upsilon classed as con- 
servative, but the solution comes readily now. After nearly fom* years she 
finds that Delta Phi, Delta Psi, Kappa Alpha, Sigma Phi, and Theta Xi 
have not followed her footsteps in the field of journalism, and so, fearing 
she may lose her title of" conservative," she suddenly ceases publishing 
the Diamond, We never did know exactly how to classify Psi Upsilon ; 
whenever she did anything outside of the usual run it would be called 
" developing our conservatism," to ease the conservative's mind. But 
now she has classified herself, and done it so thoroughly too, that we 
are truly thankful for the relief it has caused us. 



GREEK LETTER GOSSIP. 47 

We continue from the " Epitome :" 

" The Alpha Delta Phi Star and Crescent is edited with great liter- 
ary skill and taste, and the Delta Kappa Epsilon Quarterly is a pub- 
lication of which any cause or association might well be proud, though 
it gives (one would think) too much space to discussions of, and state- 
ments about other societies. Zeta Psi, Chi Psi, and Theta Delta Chi 
are now represented by periodicals, as the Western and Southern fra- 
ternities long have been. The Diamond^ unlike most or all of the other 
papers, makes no exchanges." 

True, the Diamond doesn't, and, by the way, sorrowful to relate, it 
hasn't exchanged itself even among Psi U.'s, we are told, since the 
issue bearing the date May, 1885, appeared. 

Mr. Albert P. Jacobs, a writer somewhat known within the bounds 
of Psi Upsilon, is the author of a volume entitled : ** The Psi Upsilon 
Epitome." On page 232 he says, in reference to Delta Upsilon : ''This 
order traces itself back to a huge association started in the lower classes 
at Williams College in 1834." 

Upon reference to the Delta Upsilon catalogue we find that the 
largest delegation in any one class was fifty-three men in the class of 
'40, at Union, and the next chapter having the largest class delegation 
was that of '44, at Williams, which contained thirty-two men. 

Seeking further information in the " Epitome," we found on page 103 
a table of Psi Upsilon class delegations ; naturally we looked to see 
which had the largest and smallest ; imagine our astonishment when 
we discovered that Psi Upsilon, the select, the " conservative," had 
at Yale within the last eight years four class delegations which num- 
bered ovex fifty men each, the largest being that of '84, containing six- 
ty-three men. 

What a difference! Delta U.'s large membership was gathered in 
her earliest days, when men were drawn together by conscientious prin- 
ciples, and only one class contained five-sixths as many men as have 
been classed under the name of Psi Upsilon at Yale College within two 
years, and in which college it is merely a Junior affair, and a kind 
of stepping-stone to entrance into a Senior society. 

The difference is more striking too, when it is remembered that our 
large membership occurred over forty years ago, when societies were 
yoimg and had not yet begun, much less reached, the development and 
organization which characterizes them to-day. 



48 AMONG THE EXCHANGES. 



AMONG THE EXCHANGES. 



The heavy pressure upon our November issue, though the size wa» 
increased to ninety-six pages, crowded out all the Greek Letter 
Gossip and Among the Exchanges. We hope to make up this loss 
in the remaining issues of the year. 

Strolling casually into the Pan-Hellenic ballroom the other evening 
our eye encountered a Greek-letter coquette. We had not met this- 
variety of Pan- Hellene before, and our curiosity was at once aroused. 
To tell the truth we rather liked it. In our last evening at Hellas we had 
been button-holed and frightened half to death by the big and tremen- 
dously intellectual Delta Kappa Epsilon. He had found plenty of 
subjects to tell us about, and plenty of distinguished opinions to quote- 
regarding them ; in fact (though we wouldn't for all the world have 
this get to his ears), he rather bored us. We couldn't help thinking 
that he would have been much more at home in the Nineteenth Cen- 
tury Club than in our Pan-Hellenic coterie. That was one reason 
why the little coquette in blue especially attracted us. We have 
naturally a soft heart when the ladies are in question. People who- 
have seen us striding about in our armor (of which most college publi- 
cations have a picture), our helmet and plume, cocked fiercely to one 
side, and our sword clanking beside us, don't realize how gentle Ve- 
can be when we try. We are not always seen in such fierce array, 
any more than the Beta Theta /¥ is to be be held astride of the rampant 
wild beast who formerly clawed the cover of his magazine. The 
Delta Gamma Anchora knows how, when her timid feet were first en- 
tering the whirl of Pan- Hellenism, we shielded her. She remembers how 
soft and sweet was our voice ; and, as for her answer — but never mind,, 
we can keep our own counsel, and what passed between the little 
maiden and her champion is safe with us. 

But about the little coquette in blue. She was gossiping vivaciously 
away when we came in. How she did hurl her comments and criti- 
cisms to right and left ! We saw young Kappa Sigma^ recently intro-^ 
duced to this exalted society, first smile and blush, as the little chat- 
terbox tapped him flatteringly with her fan, and then slink away whea 



AMONG THE EXCHANGES. 49 

«he turned her back on him, and flung out a couple of saucy criticisms. 
Two new comers, who had stood smirking about her, and reminded 
her of their recent introduction to her, were treated with coldest dis- 
<lain. Then Kappa Alpha^ the serious-minded Southerner, was taken 
dn hand. At first she abused him to his face with such pitiless ridicule 
that the poor fellow dared not look up at us, and then, flirt-like, she 
turned sweet all of a sudden, and gave him a sly pat on the shoulder 
that made him beam again. We never knew (and the skeptical Beta 
TA^lal^sBysht doubts it anyway) that Chi /W could write poetry; 
.and yet here was the little rogue in blue flattering him to his face until 
the business-like fellow could scarcely see for his blushes. She even 
K^uoted from young CAi /^f x poem, and when the solemn old JDeUa 
Kappa Epsilon came lumbering up to show her his poetry, and dem- 
onstrate how much superior it was, she snubbed him on the spot. 
Nay more, she pursued that amiable and dignified individual with 
heartless badinage, until he was fain to lumber back to his study and 
ring up Julian Hawthorne for an appropriate retort. Scarcely had the 
blue coquette finished him when she turned to the rest of us, and at- 
tacked us right and left. What a helter-skelter scramble there was to 
^escape fi-om the scathing little satirist ! Alpha Tau Omega^ Star and 
Crescent, Phi Delta Theta, Sigma Chi, and Beta Theta JH, elbowed 
'each other wildly as they ran. In vain she hurled sacred mysteries 
and beautiful sentiments after the last mentioned ; he fled when she 
blasphemed Wooglin. 

We stayed to hear no more. Rash Pan-Hellenes who lingered 
told us she had frightfully abused poor old Deke, held a statistical dis- 
cussion with Sigma Nu Delta, snubbed the Sigma Chi, and ended by 
speaking of our esteemed self, and saying blandly, in a manner that 
crushed our very soul, that she liked our new clothes. 

The Pan-Hellenic ball was over, and blue coquette and all were 
gone. The rest of us, when we had lighted our cigars at Delta Kappa 
Epsilon's eternal lamp, walked silently and moodily home. 

Does any Pan-Hellene believe this to be a dream, a fantasy of our 
imagination ? Let him read the Kappa Kappa Gamma Golden Key 
Sox December, and begin on the eighth page. 



50 AMONG THE EXCHANGES. 

A SCENE IN THE PAN-HELLENIC CEMETERY. 



In connection with the above view we reprint from the Golden Key 
of Kappa Kappa Gamma the following veises. 



ON THE MYSTERIOUS DISAPPEARANCE OF W00GLIN2&|C0. 
Up from the Western meadows. 

We send a querulous cry: 
Where has the portrait of Wooglin gone 

From the Beta TTieta Pi ? 

Why are we cheated of Wooglin 

With his cranium lofty and bare. 
With his rigid, eyeless orbils set 

In a bland though meaningless stare ? 

Will he never return, this Wooglin, 

With his wide, complacent grin. 
With his nose too short for character, 

And his bony, dimpleless chin ? 



AMONG THE EXCHANGES. SI 

Did he die of hydrophobia ? 

Or rather of dog on the brain — 
Or eat the owl for a young spring fowl 

And break his jaws in twain ? 

He never was healthy looking, 

But he kept up a smile of cheer, 
And he was too young for his jaws to be sprung. 

This many and many a year. 

And where is the festive dragon, 

That we fear " was out on a tear," 
If we judge from the look of his eyes on the book. 

And the grapes that dangled in air ? 

Will it never, ah ! never be told us 

If he was a circus-bill beast, 
Or only a vision of jim-jams 

That a Beta had after a feast ? 

Weren't they all a fearful example 

To teach the youth of the land 
To shun the roll of the flowing bowl. 

And join the temperance band ? 

Didn't they show that a Beta, 

If he drank the juice of the grape, 
Would lose his hair and take the air 

In Wooglin's bald-headed shape ? 

That he'd dream of dogs and horned owls, 

And eat the same with glee, 
While a dragon insane would prance on his braini 

Through all eternity ? 

Naught from the silence answers. 

But the gloom of the winter sky 
Shadows the plain, blue covers 

Of the Beta Theta Pi, 

Gone are the smiling cadaver. 

The dogs and the dragon so bold ; 
And we say with a sigh as we put the book by r 

"They took them in out of the cold." 



52 ALUMNI NOTES — WILLIAMS. 

ALUMNI OF DELTA U. 



WILLIAMS. 

*40. "The Rev. Charles Hawley, D.D., who was stricken with palsy two weeks 
ago, died last evening. He has been Pastor of the First Presbyterian Charch in 
Aabnrn, N. Y., since November, i8j7, was President of the Cavaga Co. Historical 
Society, and was widely known in literary circles for his excellent historical writ- 
ings. His work on the early history of the Jesuits in New York State is landed by 
both Catholics and Protestants alike.**— -TAe Tribune^ Nov, 27, 1885. 

Brother Hawley was at one time President of the Social Fraternity and was 
valedictorian of his class ; later he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. In 1841 he 
commenced the study of law, but changed to theology and graduated three vears 
later from the Union Theological Seminary, N. Y. He preached at New RocnellCy 
N. Y., four years ; at Lyons, N. Y., and at the time of his death was a minister in 
Auburn, N. V. He was at one time United States Commissioner at St Thomas, 
West Indies. He was the author of *< History of the First Presbyterian Church at 
Auburn," 1876; "Early Chapters of Cayuga History," 1879; "Early Chapters of 
Seneca History," 1881 ; and some memorials on William H. Seward, James 
Seymour, Henry Wells ; and several pamphlets. He received the degree of D.D. 
from Hamilton College in 1861. 

'47. The Hon. David A. Wells, LL.D., D. C. L., contributes to the current 
literature of "Practical Economics " a volume from the press of G.«P. Putnam's 
Sons. " Practical Economics " is the appropriate title. It is a collection of essavs 
respecting certain of the recent economic experiences of the United States. All tne 
articles but one have previously appeared in print in less permanent form in the 
pages of periodicals. "Our Experience in Taxing Distilled Spirits" is perhaps the 
most interesting of the essays. Three chapters of it appeared some time ago in 
successive nunmers of the Princeton Review^ but the author has written a fourth, 
especially for the present volume. Mr. Wells sums up the lesson to be drawn from 
this "experience " by asserting that whenever a government imposes on any pro- 
duct of industry a tax great enough to reward an ilUcit production of it that product 
will be illegally manunictured, and the penalties consequent upon detection, how- 
ever severe they may be, will be countea by the offenders as a part of the necessary 
expense of their business. — New York Herald^ Jan, 24, 1886. 

'50. Oliver Bliss Hayes, of Dalton, Mass., writes us : " I am well pleased with 
the Delta U. Quarterly. The information it gave me about my old classmates, 
Frederick A. Curtiss and Joseph H. Sprague, was worth the subscription price. It 
is pleasant to hear from tne different colleges, and I take as much interest in mine 
as I ever did in mv life. I should like to contribute something that would inter- 
est your readers, out I really have written very little for the papers lately. I am 
living, perhaps, too much at ease, absorbing newspapers, magazines and books, 
but contributing little for the edification of the rest of the universe." A son of 
Brother Hayes, who graduated at Williams in 1884, is now at the Theological Sem- 
inary of the Northwest at Chicago. 

'51. The Rev. Jerre L. Lyons, for many years in charge of the Bible 
cause in East Florida and Georgia, has taken charge of the Presbyterian 
church in Waldo, Florida. 

*53. The Rev. Henry A. Miner writes: "I am greatly interested in the 
Delta U. Quarterly and especially in the record of the Alumni." Brother 
Miner was Vice President of the Fraternity in i8s2, received Junior Ex. appoint- 
ment, was at Bangor Theological Seminary 1853-56; Pastor of the Congregational 
church at Minasna, Wis., 1857-67; Monroe, Wis., 1867-71 ; and Columbus, 
Wis., 1871-73. He was made Superintendent of Home Missions for Southern 
Wisconsin in 1873, '^^ acted as Superintendent or General Missionary until 1883. 



ALUMNI NOTES — ^WILLIAMS, UNION. 53 

He wms a trustee of Ripon College, 1862-74, and has been a trustee of Beloit 
"College since 1873 and of the Wisconsin Female College since 1879. ^^ ^^^^ been. 
acting as GenenJ Manager of the latter college since 1884. He is a regular am- 
tiibator to the Advance and occasionally oontribates to the Conpregationalist, He 
has resided in Madison from 1874 to date, and in 1 881 be^an the publication of a 
Monthly, Our Church fVorh, which has reached a drcolation of 5,000 copies. His 
present address is 540 State Street, Madison, Wis. 

'60. The Rev. James H. Harwood, of St. Louis, Mo., was at Williams- 
town leading revival meetings int he Congregationsd Church on January 27 
and 28th. He was returning from the eastern part of the State where he 
had been engaged in the same work. 

"60. The Rev. George Leavitt, is pastor of the Plymouth Congrega- 
tional Church, Cleveland, O.; address, 413 North Perry St. 

'63. The new volume on " Kansas," of the American Commonwealth 
Series, published by Houghton, Mifflin & Co., Boston, b by Prof. Leverett 
W. Spring of the University of Kansas. 

'84. Calvin M. Clark is pursuing a course of theology at Andover, 
Mass. 

'85. William W. Ranney spoke on "College Work" before the State 
Young Men's Christian Association Convention, held at New Britain, Conn., 
last November. 

UNION. 

'39. The Rev. W. F. Lockwood was rector of St. Thomas's parish, Baltimore, 
Md., for thirty years. He died April i, 1883. 

'39. Andrew Ross, <^ B E, studied and practiced law at Greensbnrg, Pa., until 
the Mexican War. Joined the Second Pennsylvania Regiment, was appointed Lieu- 
tenant, and died at sea on his way home from Mexico, May i, 1847. 

'40. The Rey. Edward W. Champlin was a missionary near Napienrille, Ind.; 
then preached in Joliet, 111. He died in 1845. 

*40. The Hon. Amos G. Hall was elected Vice-president of the Society of 
Medical Jurisprudence at New York in December. His address is 21 Park Row, 
New York. 

'40. Wjrnkoop Kiersted was a university student for one year ; then was a 
burner, merchant, and tanner from 1840-47 at Caterskill Clove, N. Y.; 1847 to date 
at Monganp Valley P. O., Sullivan County, N. Y. 

'40. The Rev. Lyman Sewall graduated at Bangor Theological Seminary ; died 
February 28, 1846. 

'40. The Rev. Judson B. Stoddard delivered the Hebrew oration and took by 
merit the Italian oration at his graduation. He is now a clergyman at Cheshire, 
Conn. 

'40. The Hon. David Thayer, ^ B K, M. D., after leaving coIlec;e taught two 
years in Kentucky, and studied medicine two years longer at Harvard CoUeg^e and 
Berkshire Mediod Institute. Since 1843 he has been a practicing physician in 
Boston, Mass., and since 1877 a professor in Boston University. He was a mem- 
ber of the Massachusetts Legislature, 1862-67, and was coronor for many years. 
He has served for twenty-Sve years on the staff of the Ancient and Honorable 
Artillery of Boston. As a physician he has been particularly successful, having 
written numerous articles on ** gallstone," and having cured over a thousand cases 
of the same without a single failure. Besides the above he has published "The 
Coming Doctor," and numerous treatises on malarial diseases. Dr. Thayer's ad- 
dress is 200 Columbus Avenue, Boston, Mass. 



54 ALUMNI NOTES — UNION. 

'41. William E. Eacker took a rank of 100 in Greek and Latin. Since gradua- 
tion he has studied law, been a farmer and a gentleman of leisure. He was appointed 
qoartermaster on General Fonda's staff daring the war. 

'41. The Hon. Perry G. Parker, 4 B K, was one of the leading jury lawyers 
of Bnffido, N. Y. He was District Attomev, U. S. Commissioner, and one of the 
founders of St. John's Episcopal Churdi; died December 25, 1879. 

'41. The Rev. Cyrus Smith, 4 B K, was pastor for a short time of the Baptist 
Church at Shelbume Falls, Mass. He died September 16, 1844. 

'42. The Hon. George De Graw Moore, A. M., 4 B E, is practicing law in 
Newark, N. J. He was District Attorney of Sauk County, Wis., 1847^; State 
Senator of Wisconsin, 1849-52; Fonndiyman at Urbana, O., 1859-64; Surrogate of 
Essex County, New Jersey, 1869-79; Auditor of City of Newark, N. J., 1882. 

'42. Otis H. Waldo, ^ B K, practiced law at Natchez, Miss, until 1849, then 
at Milwaukee. Was President of the Milwaukee and Northern Railway, and 
lawyer of the same road. Died March, 1875. 

'4^. The Rev. Rodman Hazard Robinson, D.D., ^ B E, has been a Metho- 
dist dergyman at Orville and Benson, Vt., and at Whitehall, Galway, West Trov, 
Amsterdam, Cobleskill, Fort Plain, Ballston Spa, Albany, Greenhurst, Plattsburgh, 
Saratoga Springs, N. Y., and at Pittsfield, Mass. He has published several papers 
and pamphlets on *' Sectarianism.*' He received the degree of D.D. from Syra- 
cuse University, 1884. He was chaplain of the Thirty-second New York Regiment, 
and was at the first battle of Bull Run. Address, 63 Washington Street, West 
Troy, N. Y. 

'43. The Rev. William Stevenson McLaren was fitted for the ministry at Edin- 
burgh, Scotland. Chaplain a short time at City Point, N, Y. Died July 12, 1874. 

'44. Samuel Spencer Stafford, M.D., studied medicine for three years, was on a 
whaler two years for his health, then finished his medical studies. In '49 was suc- 
cessful in mining in California, in 1852 went again to California with a cargo of goods. 
He has sailed over 100,000 miles. From 1858 to date he has manufactured the 
celebrated '• Stafford's Inks " in New York. 

'46. The Hon. Hiram Nicholas Gates, 4 B K, taught in 1846-47; Theological 
Seminary, 1848-50; missionary in Iowa, 1850-52; minister in Connecticut, 1863-71; 
member of the Connecticut Legislature, io6j ; general missionary on N. P. R. R., 
1872-4; Superintendent of Missions, A.H. M. S., in Nebraska 1874-81 ; missionarv 
in Nebraska, 1881-2 ; farmer in Connecticut, 1883-84; minister in West Hartland, 
Vt., 1884 to date. 

'46. Professor S. Marshall Ingalls, ^ B K, of East Springfield, N. Y., writes : 
" I have been travelling during the past year in the West ; latterly, however, I 
have been at home managing my financial interests, corresponding occasionally with 
the newspapers, and supervising the management of the " East Springfield Acad- 
emy," established a few ^ears since through my instrumentality, and of which I 
have been four years President. I will be pleased to contribute something to the 
Quarterly." 

'47. The Rev. Samuel John Austin, 4 B K, was ordained February 22, 1857. 
He is now pastor of a church at Darien, Conn. 

'47. Warren G. Brown, 4 B E, graduated at the head of the class Merit Roll. 
Teacher in Virginia and lawyer in Albany, N. Y., 1850-U. Professor of pleadings, 
evidence, and practice at State and National Law School, Ballston Spa and Pough- 
keepsie, N. Y.; lawyer in New York City since 1853. 

'48. The Rev. Lawrence L. Comfort studied at the New Brunswick Theological 
Seminary, 1848-ji; pastor at Whitehouse, N. J., 1851-54; New Hurley, N. Y., 
1854-71 ; travellmg in Europe, 1871-73; pastor at Berea, N. Y., 1873-79. Died 
July 21, 1879. 



ALUMNI NOTES — UNION. 55 

'48. The Hon. Nicholas Jndson Seely, « B K, Unght 1848-52, minister in Con- 
gregational Charcfa, 1854, to date. Member of Connecticut Legislature in 1873. 

'48. The Rev. Wicks Smith Titos attended Union Theological Seminary, 1848- 
SO ; has preached at Ogdensbnrgh, Watertown, Lowville, weedsport, Camden, 
Hamilton, Canton, Wolcott, Mexico, and Geddes, N. Y. He now preaches at 
Verona, N. Y. 

'49. George Henry Hearman is a lawyer at Lansingbnrgh, N. Y. He was 
Justice of Peace 1860-78; Police Justice for eight years. 

'49. Nathaniel Merritt, M.D. Died in Bossine Parish, La., October 25, 1864. 

'51. The Hon. James Howell Vail is practicing law. He was a member of the 
City Council of St. Louis, 18J5-J6; Assistant Circuit Attorney, 1856-60; Circuit 
Attorney, of 15th Judicial District of Missouri two years ; Judge of 15th Judicial 
District, 1865-73; lawyer in Fargo, D.T., since 1882. He resides in Milnor, D.T. 

'55. The Rev. Joseph L. Clark was a member of the Christian Commission. 
Has contributed to or published Christian Instruction^ United Presbyterian^ 
Evangelieal Repository, 

'55. The Rev. Edward A. Warriner, of Montrose, Pa., has published ** Victor 
La Tourette, a Novel by a Broad Churchman," and " Kear, a Poem in Seven 
Cantos.'' 

'56. The Rev. Fredrick W. Flint, « B K, has changed his address from Winona, 
Minn., to Butte, Montana. 

'56. Alexander J. Robb left college in Sophomore year, and has taught ever 
since. For the last three years he has been Superintendent of Schools of Cohoes, 
New York. 

'57. Adiel S. Morse was a contractor. Died July 5, 1868, while constructing 
a telegraph line along the coasts of Peru and Chili. 

'■;7. James Wilkinson studied law in Potsdam, N. Y., and was a lawyer at 
Rockford, Illinois, and Tama City, Iowa. Died July 29, 1880, at Daytona, Fla. 

'58. Don Alonzo Hulett left college on account of ill health. Studied law in 
Rhinebeck, N. Y., and taught until 1859. He was admitted to the bar in Decem- 
ber, 1859, and has practiced law in New York City since. Address, 93 Nassau 
Street. 

'58. The Rev. Francis Van Vrankcn, ♦ B K, graduated at New Brunswick 
Theological Seminary; preached at Lysander, N. Y., four and a half years ; Glen,. 
N. Y., eight and a half years; Newark, N. J., eight and a half years; since at 
Fultonville, N. Y. 

'59. The Hon. Norman L. Snow, M.D., President of the Common Council of 
Albany, N. Y., has died recently. 

'61. Thomas J. Thorp entered the army as Captain of the 85th Regiment, N. 
Y., was transferred and made Colonel ist New York Dragoons, and retired as 
Brigadier General July 17, 1865. Was school commissioner at Livingstone, N. Y., 
1867-70. He resides now in Cadillac, Mich. 

'61. Ex-Congressman Benjamin A. Willis was elected one of the two members 
of the Permanent Committee of the Medico-Legal Society at its regular meeting in 
December last. 

'62. Henry E. Ogden, M.D., studied at Columbia Medical School 186264;. 
practiced medicine at Walton, N. Y., 1864-84 ; died August 31, 1884. 

'62. Samuel Yeoman, ^ B K, taught 1862-67; practiced law 1867.82; fiurmer 
since 1882 at Delhi, N. Y. 



54 ALUMNI NOTES — UNION. 

'ai. William £. Eacker took a rank of lOO in Greek and Latin. Since gradua- 
tion ne has studied law, been a fsurmer and a gentleman of leisure. He was appointed 
quartermaster on General Fonda's staff during the war. 

'41. The Hon. Perry G. Parker, ^ B K, was one of the leading jury lawyers 
of Buffalo, N. Y. He was District Attorney, U. S. Commissioner, and one of the 
founders of St. John's Episcopal Churdi; died December 25, 1879. 

'41. The Rev. Cyrus Smith, 4 B K, was pastor for a short time of the Baptist 
Church at Shelburne Falls, Mass. He died September 16, 1844. 

'42. The Hon. George De Graw Moore, A. M., ^ B E, is practicing law in 
Newark, N. J. He was District Attorney of Sauk County, Wis., 1847-^; State 
Senator of Wisconsin, 1849-52; Foundryman atUrbana, O., 1859-64; Surrogate of 
Essex County, New Jersey, 1869-79; Auditor of City of Newark, N. J., 1882. 

'42. Otis H. Waldo, 4 B K, practiced law at Natchez, Miss, until 1849, ^^c° 
at Milwaukee. Was President of the Milwaukee and Northern Railway, and 
lawyer of the same road. Died March, 1875. 

'4^. The Rev. Rodman Hazard Robinson, D.D., 4 B E, has been a Metho- 
dist dergyman at Orville and Benson, Vt., and at Whitehall, Galway, West Trov, 
Amstercmm, Cobleskill, Fort Plain, Ballston Spa, Albany, Greenhurst, Plattsburgh, 
Saratoga Springs, N. Y., and at Pittsfield, Mass. He has published several papers 
and pamphlets on *' Sectarianism.*' He received the degree of D.D. from Syra- 
cuse University, 1884. He was chaplain of the Thirty- second New York Regiment, 
and was at the first battle of Bull Run. Address, 63 Washington Street, West 
Troy, N. Y. 

'43. The Rev. William Stevenson McLaren was fitted for the ministry at Edin- 
burgh, Scotland. Chaplain a short time at City Point, N, Y. Died July 12, 187^. 

'44. Samuel Spencer Stafford, M.D., studied medicine for three years, was on a 
whaler two years for his health, then finished his medical studies. In '49 was suc- 
cessful in mining in California, in 1852 went again to California with a cargo of goods. 
He has sailed over 100,000 miles. From 1S58 to date he has manufactured the 
celebrated •• Stafford's Inks " in New York. 

'46. The Hon. Hiram Nicholas Gates, ^ B E, taught in 1846-47 ; Theological 
Seminary, 1848-50; missionary in Iowa, 18C0-52; minister in Connecticut, 1863-71 ; 
member of the Connecticut Legislature, i86^ ; general missionary on N. P. R. R., 
1872-4; Superintendent of Missions, A.H. M. S., in Nebraska 1874-81 ; missionary 
in Nebraska, 1881-2 ; farmer in Connecticut, 1883-84; minister in West Hartland, 
Vt., 1884 to date. 

'46. Professor S. Marshall Ingalls, 4 B E, of East Sprmgfield, N. Y., writes : 
" I have been travelling during the past year in the West ; latterly, however, I 
have been at home managing my financial interests, corresponding occasionally with 
the newspapers, and supervising the management of the ** East Springfield Acad- 
emy," established a few ^ears since through my instrumentality, and of which I 
have been four years President. I will be pleased to contribute something to the 
Quarterly." 

'47. The Rev. Samuel John Austin, ^ B E, was ordained February 22, 1857. 
He is now pastor of a church at Darien, Conn. 

'47. Warren G. Brown, 4 B E, graduated at the head of the class Merit Roll. 
Teacher in Virginia and lawyer in Albany, N. Y., 1850-51. Professor of pleadings, 
evidence, and practice at State and National Law School, Ballston Spa and Pough- 
keepsie, N. Y.; lawyer in New York City since 1853. 

'48. The Rev. Lawrence L. Comfort studied at the New Brunswick Theological 
Seminary, 1848-ji; pastor at Whitehouse, N. J., 1851-54; New Hurley, N. Y., 
1854-71; travelling in Europe, 1871-73; pastor at Berea, N. Y., 1873-79. Died 
July 21, 1879. 



ALUMNI NOTES — UNION. 55 

'4S. The Hon. Nicholas Jndson Seely, « B K, Unght 184S-52, minister in Con- 
gregational Chorch, 1854, to date. Member of Connecticnt Legislature in 1873. 

'48. The Rey. Wicks Smith Titns attended Union Theological Seminary, 1848- 
50; has preached at Ogdensbnrgh, Watertown, Lowville, Weedsport, Camden, 
Hamilton, Canton, Wolcott, Mexico, and Geddes, N. Y. He now preaches at 
Verona, N. Y. 

'49. George Henry Hearman is a lawyer at Lansingbnrgh, N. Y. He was 
Justice of Peace 1860-78; Police Justice for eight years. 

'49. Nathaniel Merritt, M.D. Died in Bossine Parish, La., October 25, 1864. 

'51. The Hon. James Howell Vail is practicing law. He was a member of the 
City Council of St. Louis, 18^5-^6; Assistant Circuit Attorney, 1856-60; Circuit 
Attorney, of 15th Judicial District of Missouri two years; Judge of 15th Judicial 
District, 1865-73; lawyer in Fargo, D.T., since 1882. He resides in Milnor, D.T. 

'55. The Rey. Joseph L. Clark was a member of the Christian Commission. 
Has contributed to or published Christian Instruction^ United Preshyterian^ 
Evangelical Repository, 

'55. The Rey. Edward A. Warriner, of Montrose, Pa., has published ** Victor 
La Tourette, a Noyel by a Broad Churchman," and " Kear, a Poem in Seyen 
Cantos.*' 

'56. The Rey. Fredrick W. Flint, ^ B K, has changed his address from Winona, 
Minn., to Butte, Montana. 

'56. Alexander J. Robb left college in Sophomore year, and has taught ever 
since. For the last three years he has been Superintendent of Schools of Cohoes, 
New York. 

'57. Adiel S. Morse was a contractor. Died July 5, 1868, while constructing 
a telegraph line along the coasts of Pern and Chili. 

'57. James Wilkinson studied law in Potsdam, N. Y., and was a lawyer at 
Rockford, Illinois, and Tama City, Iowa. Died July 29, 1880, at Daytona, Fla. 

'58. Don Alonzo Hulett left college on account of ill health. Studied law in 
Rhinebeck, N. Y., and Uaght until 18J9. He was admitted to the bar in Decem- 
ber, 1859, and has practiced law in New York City since. Address, 93 Nassau 
Street. 

'58. The Rev. Francis Van Vranken, « B K, graduated at New Brunswick 
Theological Seminary ; preached at Lysander, N. Y., four and a half years ; Glen,. 
N. Y., eight and a half years; Newark, N. J., eight and a half years; since at 
FultonvilTe, N. Y. 

'59. The Hon. Norman L. Snow, M.D., President of the Common Council of 
Albany, N. Y., has died recently. 

'61. Thomas J. Thorp entered the army as Captain of the 85th Regiment, N. 
Y., was transferred and made Colonel ist New York Dragoons, and retired af 
Brigadier General July 17, 1865. Was school commissioner at Liyingstone, N. Y., 
1867-70. He resides now in Cadillac, Mich. 

'61. Ex-Congressman Benjamin A. Willis was elected one of the two members 
of the Permanent Committee of the Medico- Legal Society at its regular meeting in 
December last. 

'62. Henry E. Oeden, M.D., studied at Columbia Medical School 1863-64;. 
practiced medicine at Walton, N. Y., 1864-84 ; died August 31, 1884. 

'62. Samuel Yeoman, ^ B K, Unght 1862-67; practiced law 1867-82; Uxxatt 
since 1882 at Delhi, N. Y. 



J6 ALUMNI NOTES — UNION. 

'69. The Rev. Edward McKee received the first Clark and second Blatchford 
prizes; taught at Stamford Academy, 1869-71; Fergasonviile, 1871-72; Princeton 
Theological Seminary, 1872-74; Newbargh, N. Y., 1874-75; preached at Winchester, 
Kan., 1875-76; settled and ordained at Harshashville, O., April 14, 1877. 

'70. The Rev. Alexander McLachlan graduated at Newbnrgh Theological Sem- 
inary, ordained and preached at Claysville, Pa., since 1873. 

'70. The Rev. Laurens Tillow Shuler was ordained October 28, 1873 ; preached 
at «*The Clove," Sussex County, N. Y., 1873-75 ; 1875-76 travelled between two 
^charges at West Town, N. Y., 1876-81 ; Paterson, N. J., 1881 to date. 

'72. Harper's Weekly of January 23, 1886, contains a portrait of Col. Daniel S. 
Lamont, and has (his sketch of his life : 

An account of *'the administration" would be very incomplete without notice 
of the President's private secretary, of whom most persons who call at the White 
House on business see much more than they do of tne President himself. Daniel 
Scott Lamont, the private secretary to President Cleveland, was bom at Cortland- 
viUe, Cortland County, New York, February 9, 1851. Daniel Lamont and Andrew 
Scott, his paternal and maternal grandfathers, came from Scotland. From the pub- 
lic schools he advanced to the McGrawville Academy, and then to Union Colie^ 
He left college in his third year, without being graduated. Inclination and convic- 
•tion led him to the Democratic party, and his first Convention experience was as a 
representative of that party. In 1870, 1871, and 1875 he was a deputy-clerk of the 
Assemblv at Albany, and visitors to the headquarters of the State Committee at the 
Everett House, in 1875, ^^^ recall the slight, quiet, self-possessed, and invariably 
courteous young man who knew everyboiiy and everything, and who had mastered 
the difHculty of meeting and answering the most tedious bores without sending them 
away angry, or much wiser for the information he courteously but briefly imparted 
to them. When, in 1876, Mr. John Bigelow assumed the office of Secretary of 
State, Mr. Lamont was appointed Chief Clerk of the State Department. The 
business of the office was conducted by him in the orderly and thorough manner 
;that has characterized all of his work as a public man, and he left a far better sys- 
tem of managing its affairs than he found on entering the office. On January I, 
1878, he entered the field of journalism as the reporter of the Albany Argus in the 
Assembly. Later on he became a stockholder in the Argus corporation, and for a 
time was managing editor of the paper, in which capacity he served as a member of 
the Executive Committee of the New York Associated Press. Becoming clerk of 
the Democratic State Committee in 1875, his intimate knowledge of the politicians 
and political aims of the party in the State, together with a remarkable capacity for 
dispatching business without fuss, confusion, or fatigue, led to his employment in 
that capacity for all except two years frum the time of his first association with the 
Committee up to the time of Mr. Cleveland's election as Governor in 1882. He 
'had never met Mr. Cleveland up to the time when, in the winter of 1882, he was 
requested to visit the Governor-elect at Buffalo. In the Governor elect's lodgings, 
" over a hardware store," an intimacy began, which has since ripened into a friend- 
ship as firm as that which existed between Damon and Pythias. 

When the ex-Sheriff and ex- Mayor went to Albany to be inaugurated, he made 
Mr. Lamont his military secretary, and afterward his private secretary, and he has 
since been familiarly known by the honorary designation of " Colonel." As pri- 
vate secretary in the Governor's office he was the almost inseparable companion of 
the Governor, who repeatedly acknowledged the valuable services of his willingly 
industrious and faithful assistant. The duties of the private secretary demand more 
'than mere punctuality and readiness, however ; and Governor Cleveland came to 
the conclusion, before his term of office at Albany had expired, and when he was 
preparing to occupy a higher office, that the young man who had been so efficient 
as his private secretary in helping him to unravel the masteries of legislative acts 
:and the concealed purposes of^ ambitious and greedy legislators, must be retained 
to discharge the confidential duties of private secretary to the President. Mr. 



"XIOX. RAMILTVVX. 57 








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is as liktJT 10 ^eok of li» pnirate s«Cf^ 

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^. "fke SccrKaiT^s wotk is not done at aigkt^ R>r be 

ckc kdais aatx! tveSTe. or erea aatil o«e or two ia tke aoKwrnag. at tbe desk 

tke Pif wirar, avuMiaf kna ia deariag ap a vast aaiooat of basiaess whv^ caa« 

be di^pow^ of ilaiia^ tke koais fi^iea ^ to tbe aever^eading tkroa( of caUers* 

*74. WSSaai L. Jacksoa was tke best atklete ia kis class. Has been a snrreyor 
and otQ eapaeer ia tke Western Stales aad Territoiies* Now resides at Bamt 
HiUs, X. Y. 

*76l Wilbam H. Hoh kas been a mfrlnniri] draagktsman ia Batdieller's boot 
and skoe wMn n l a rto r y , at West BrookMd, Mass., since gradaation. 

'77. Tbe Rer. Spencer M. Adsit, ♦ B K, was ordained at Glens Falls in lSSi» 
and is now preaduag at Ckarltoa, N. Y. 

"Sa Fr ederic k A. BaOart is a dniggist in Syracnse, N« Y. 

HAMILTON. 

'50U lia W. Allen, A. M.» LL.D.y for several years Professor of Math* 
emadcs and Astronomy in Antioch College, but for the last twcnty^three 
years President and proprietor of Allen Academy, hais recently opened 
elegant quarters for hts school at 1832-1836 Michigan Boulevard, Chica^, 
IlL Here, miles away from the busde and din of Uie manufacturing indus* 
tries of the great Western metropolis, and surrounded on all sides by the 
qttiet and beautiful homes of her successful professional and business men 
and merchant princes, boys can enjoy almost the stillness of the country, 
and also the advantages of a great center of literature, science and art« itc 
has a son now in Williams College, class of '88. 

'51. Dr. Pratt was most loved and highly honored by those who knew 
him best, and who were nearest to him in his daily life* After the death of 
Dr. Pratt which occurred September 12, 1884, the Board of University 
Regents placed upon its minutes a record of the high appreciation of hist 
duuacter and services during a period of twenty years. This recortl, si);nctl 
by Chancellor Henry R. Pierson and Secretary David Murray, gives the 
highest honor to Dr. Pratt as one who in all the duties and relations of life 
proved himself beyond all question and at all times the good and faithful 
servant, who, in sdl his relations to the Board of Regents, was much more 
than a faithful officer. — //ami/Ion Lit, 

'57. James S. Baker, of the well-known firm of Baker, Pratt & Co. . is 
now in business alone at No* 9 Bond Street, New York, the firm having 
dissolved partnership. 



58 ALUMNI NOTES — HAMILTON, AMHERST. 

'65. James P. Kimball, M. D., surgeon of the XT. S. Military Academy 
at West Point, writes : " The Quarterly has attained a point of excel- 
lence upon which I do not feel able to suggest any improvements. I hope 
the Alumni will cordially respond to the efforts for its support." 

'68. Otis J. Eddy, M. D., Medical Reviewer in the Bureau of Pensions, 
Washington, D. C, writes: '^ During the nomadic life which I led from 
graduation until my settlement here, I have been most of the time away 
from the " States," and met but few of the Fraternity, yet I am as heartily 
as ever a Delta U., though perhaps somewhat less demonstrative than 
when an active member. Since the receipt of the Quarterly I have fol- 
lowed with great interest the progress of our Fraternity, and no one ap- 
preciates more than I the incalculable benefits which are resulting from the 
efforts of the editors. I am perhaps too conservative in my ideas regarding 
the extension of the Fraternity, and I trust that more energy will be ex- 
pended in the revival of dead chapters than in increasing the number of 
new ones." 

'68. The Rev. Henry Nelson Payne, Field Secretary of the Presbyterian 
Board of Missions for Freedmen, writes that his headquarters are " in the 
field," and that his office and address are at Charlotte, N. C. 

'68. Selden H. Talcott, M. D., Medical Superintendent of the New 
York State Homeopathic Asylum for the Insane, at Middletown, N. Y., 
delivered a lecture under the auspices of the General Society of Mechanics 
and Tradesmen, on '' The Brain, its Uses and Abuses," at Stein way Hall, 
New York City, February 4, 1886. 

'69. The Hon. Francis M. Burdick, Professor in Hamilton College and 
Ex-Mayor of Utica, N. Y., has been elected Fraternity Historian for 1886. 

'73. Oliver £. Branch, the editor of the famous " Hamilton Speaker," 
is about to publish his second " Speaker." 

'82. James D. Woley is one of the attorneys of the First National Bank 
of Chicago, 111. 

'84. Louis A. Scovel has left his position in Cleveland, O., to take a 
post-graduate course at Bellevue Hospital Medical College, N. Y. 

'85. William T. Ormiston has accepted a Professorship in the Robert 
College, Constantinople, Turkey. 

'85. Thomas C. Miller, an instructor in a boarding school at Comwall- 
on-Hudson, recently visited the chapter. 

AMHERST. 

'48. Professor Hiram A. Pratt, a charter member of this chapter, is 
proprietor of Pratt's Classical and English School at Shelburne Falls, 
Mass. 

'54. The Hon. William Merrill, formerly of the Wisconsin State Legis- 
lature, is now secretary and superintendent of the Agencies of the North- 
western Mutual Life Insurance Company. 

'55. General John C. Caldwell, Ex U. S. Minister to the Argentine Re- 
public, delivered an eloquent and scholarly oration on ** Man the Machine, 
or Mah the Inventor — Which ?" before the Kansas State Teachers' Associa- 
tion, at Topeka, Kansas, December 29, 1885. 



ALUMNI NOTES — AMHERST, ADELBERT. 59 

'56. George M. Guernsey died at his home in PlattsviUe, Wis., October 

S. 1885- 

'56. Franklin B. Morton is with the Milwaukee and St. Paul Railroad, 
a.t Burlington, Wis. 

'58. The Rev. Chester W. Hawley is Treasurer of the Fiske University, 
Nashville, Tenn. 

'62. The Rev. John Goddard is the pastor of the New Jerusalem 
Church at Cincinnati, Ohio. 

'70. Joseph E. Miller is the general agent for D. Appleton and Co., in 
the States of Maine and New Hampshire. 

'78. The Rev. John D. Willard died at his home in Appleton, Wis., 
last summer. 

'79. The Rev. Darius A. Newton was recently installed pastor of the Con- 
gregational Church at Stoneham, Mass. 

'80. The Rev. Herman P. Fisher is preaching at Ludlow, Vt. 

•80. Prof. J. Frank McGregory, formerly instructor of chemistry at Am- 
herst, now occupies the chair of chemistry at Madison University, Hamil- 
ton, N. Y. 

'80. Charles S. Noyes is practicing law in New York. His address is 
198 Broadway. 

'80. James Turner has recently returned from a trip to South America, 
where he spent six months in visiting Rio de Janeiro, Montevideo, Buenos 
Ayres, and parts of the Argentine Republic. 

'81. Starr J. Murphy has left the law firm of Carter, Homblower & 
Byrne, 346 Broadway, N. Y. City, and is at present with Messrs. Root & 
Martin, counsellors at law, in the Mortimer Building, No. 1 1 Wall Street. 

'82. Walter C. Blanchard is with Ward & Gray, 178 Devonshire 
Street, Boston, Mass. He was married January 13, 1886. 

'82. Frank C. Partridge was recently elected secretary and treasurer of 
the Clarendon and Pittsford (Vt.) Railroad. 

'83. David B. Howland is night editor of the Rutland, Vt., Herald. 

'83. Alexander D. Noyes is with Mechanics ^ with office at 171 Broad- 
way, New York. 

'85. Edwin S Tirrell, Jr., is teaching school in Welk, Me. 

ADELBERT. 

'69. The Rev. Josiah Strong since 1884 has been pastor of the Vine 
Street Congregational Church, Cincinnati, O. (Lake Avenue, Walnut 
Hills.) 

'70. The Rev. Joel M. Seymour since 1884 has been pastor of the Pres- 
byterian Church, at Norwalk, O. 

'73. The Rev. Ferdinand V. Krug was Class Historian, and studied at 
Auburn Theological Seminary, 1873-75. Pastor of the Presbyterian Church 
at Hanging Rock, O., 1875-79; Bloomingburgh, O., 1879-84; and White- 
haven, Pa., since 1884. He published a church manual in 1882, and is 
also the author of various articles in the " Presbyterian,^'' 

'74. Charles W. Foote, Ph.D., since 1885 in insurance business, 
Youngstown, O., is now General Manager of the Rose Electric Co. 



6o ALUMNI NOTES — ADELBERT, COLBY. 

'76. The Rev. Melancthon K Chapin, who has been spending the past 
year at his home in Northfield, O., returns to his work among the Dakota 
Indians, in April. 

'77. The Rev. Wilson D. Sexton since 1884 has been pastor of the Pres- 
byterian Church at Salem, O. 

'78. Prof. Newton B. Hobart has returned from his European trip, and 
resumed his position as Principal of the Western Reserve Academy at Hud- 
son, O. He spent the greater part of the time in Berlin University, making 
a six weeks' trip into Italy, in company with a number of American students- 
whom he had met in Berlin. Since his return he has delivered a well- 
written and entertaining lecture on Rome and Naples. 

'80. The Rev. Charles D. Jacobs, soon after his graduation at Auburn 
Theological Seminary, was married, and is now preaching at Ishpeming, 
Mich. 

'82. Louis J. Kuhn, has been compelled to leave Lane Theological 
Seminary on account of ill-health. 

'83. John P. Sawyer is Physician in Charge at the Cleveland Hospital. 

'84. Ledyard M. Bailey has entered the Cleveland Medical College. 

'84. George C. Ford is studying law in Cleveland, O. 

'84. John B. Hobart is in Union Theological Seminary, New York 
City. 

'84. Arthur C. Ludlow has left Lane Seminary, and is now in Union, 
Theological Seminary, New York City. 

'85. Fred W. Ashley is in Yale Divinity School, New Haven, Ct. 

'85. Elmer E. Brooks is studying law in the office of Herrick Brothers,. 
Cleveland, O. 

'85. Frank J. Cox is in business in Michigan. 

'85. Jesse Vickery, since graduation at Ann Arbor Law School, has 
been practicing law at Bellevue, O. 

COLBY. 

'6x . James Underwood Chase is located at Rio Vista, Cal. 

'61 . Captain Granville Cochrane died at Monmouth, Me., September 10, 
1882. He was permanently disabled at the battle of Antietam, and at the 
close of the war had risen to a captaincy in the Seventh Maine Volunteers. 

'61. Captain James B. Cochrane, M.D., at the close of the war was a 
captain in the i6th Regiment, U. S. A. He has practiced at Chelsea, 
Mass., St. Paul and Cottage City, Minn., and is now in Dover, Me. 

'61. George S. Flood was general freight agent, Maine Central Railroad, 
and is now a merchant at Waterville, Me. 

'61. General Cyrus Hamlin at the breaking out of the war was a law- 
yer in Kittery, Me. He entered the army and rose rapidly to Brigadier- 
General of Volunteers. Brevet Major-General of Volunteers was conferred 
upon him for distinguished services during the war. He died at New Or- 
leans, La., August 28, 1867. 



ALUMNI NOTES — COLBY, ROCHESTER. 6 1 

'6 1. Lieutenant-Colonel Amos M. Jacicson, M.D., was Brevet Lieutenant* 
Colonel of the loth U. S. Colored Heavy Artillery. He has been practic- 
ing medicine at Fall River, Mass., since 1873. 

*6i. Randall £1. Jones was formerly a merchant, and is now a shipmaster 
at Rockport, Me. 

'61. The Hon. Edward P. Loring, of Fitchburg, Mass., during the war 
rose to Major of the loth U. S. Colored Heavy Artillery. He was a mem* 
ber of the Massachusetts House of Representatives 1872-74, was President 
of the Common Council in 1881, and a State Senator in 1883. He was the 
chairman of the £unous Tewksbury Investigation Committee. 

'61. The Rev. Samuel B. Morse was Professor of Ancient Languages at 
California College, 1 861 -66, and is now a minister in Oakland, Cad. 

'61. The Hon. Llewellyn Powers, of Houlton, Me., was county attorney 
1865-71, U. S. Collector of customs, 1869-73, representative in the Maine 
Legislature, 1874-76 and 1882-84, and was a member of the 45 Ui U. S. 
Congress in 1877-79. 

'61. The Hon. Bartlett Tripp, of Yankton, Dakota, was an alderman of 
Augusta, Me., in 1868, President and member of the school board of Yank- 
ton for ten years, commissioner to revise the Dakota Statutes, 1877, and 
has just been appointed as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Dakota. 

'61. Cyrus G. Warren is a lawyer in Bangor, Cal. 

'80. Carroll W. Clark is a manufacturer of school, church, and library 
furniture at 75 Hawley Street, Boston, Mass. 

'83. Charles W. Hanson and his brother George W. Hanson, ^83, are 
members of the Senior class of the Law Department of Boston University. 

ROCHESTER. 

'62. Grove K. Gilbert, of Washington, D. C, who is connected with 
the United States Geological Survey, was chosen President of the American 
Society of Natural Sciences at the annual meeting held in Boston, Decem- 
ber 29. 

'63. Joseph O'Connor, formerly editor of the Buffalo Courier^ has as- 
sumed the editorial management of the Rochester Post-Express^ an inde- 
pendent Democratic paper. Jacob Hoekstra, '63, formerly of the Roches- 
ter Herald, is associated with Brother O'Connor as city editor. Both of 
these gentlemen have an established reputation as journalists, and their 
paper will certainly not lack good editing. 

'67. The Rev. Lafayette Congdon, formerly of Wolcott, N. Y., is now 
the pastor of the University Avenue Methodist Episcopal Church in Syra- 
cuse. 

*68. The Rev, David Crosby has resigned his charge at Penn Yan, N. 
Y., and accepted a call to the first Baptist Church of San Mateo, Florida* 

'77. Adelbert Cronise was re-elected President of the Rochester Acad- 
emy of Science at the annual election. 

'79. Prof. Melvin £. Crowell has been successful in obtaining a post- 
graduate scholarship at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md. 



62 ALUMNI NOTES — ROCHESTER, MIDDLEBURY, MADISON. 

'79. Henry W. Conklin was married to Miss Anna Swezey, sister of 
George Swezey, Rochester, '84, on Thanksgiving Day. Mr. and Mrs. 
Conklin will reside in this city, where he practices law in the firm of Cronise 
and Conklin. 

*8o. George W. Pye, formerly a teacher in Chadwick's Classical School,. 
Brooklyn, N. Y., is now at Bath-on-the-Hudson. 

'81. Our popular brother and successful lawyer, William H. Beachy, 
was married June 10, 1885, to Miss Ella Gurlock, of Rochester. 

'83. William S. Lemen, writing from Tonawanda, N. Y,, where he is 
principal of the academic department of the Union School, says, ** I can't 
'keep house ' or even 'bachelor's hall,' without hearing from my Delta U. 
brothers, through the medium of the Fraternity publication. I think the 
Quarterly is a most excellent publication, and I wish it every success in 
all its efforts." 

MIDDLEBURY. 

'59. The Rev. John G. Bailey, for thirteen years pastor of the Congre- 
gational Church at Windsor, Mo., and for a considerable share of the 
time supplying a neighboring church, handed in his resignation during the 
summer. We have lately heard that he has been persuaded to withdraw it. 
The Advance (Chicago) speaks of him as one of the oldest and best minis- 
ters in the Congregational service in Missouri. 

'59. The Rev. S. Leroy Blake, D.D., of Fitchburg, Mass., lately received 
a call to a church in Sioux City, Iowa, but has declined. 

'74. George G. Ryan, formerly principal of the Hudson, N. Y., High 
School, is now principal of the Leavenworth, Kansas High School, the 
finest school in the State. 

'76. Charles Lewis Linsley, who is marked with a || in the Quinquennial, 
is now at Bellows Falls, Vt. 

'77. The Rev. John M. Hull, lately pastor of the Baptist Church at 
Windsor, Vt. , and chaplain of the Vermont State Prison there, is now pas- 
tor of a Baptist Church at Kingston, Mass. 

'82. Clarence G. Leavenworth, in the employ of the Producers* Marble 
Company, of Rutland, Vt., has been changed from Toledo, Ohio, to Cleve- 
land, Ohio, to take charge of a new branch office at that place. 

•85. Wilbert N. Severance is at home at Manchester, Vt. 

MADISON. 

'74. The Rev. Archibald C. Wheaton, who is an energetic pastor, is 
doing a good work at Little Falls, N. Y. 

^^^. The Rev. Sheldon E. Wilcox, of Muscatine, Iowa, has been elected 
secretary of the Iowa State Union for Ministerial Education. 

'78. Professor Benjamin S. Terry is instructor in Civil History, English,, 
and Oratory in Madison University. His success is marked. The depart- 
ment of History has taken a special advance. 

'81. The Rev. Frederick A. Potter is preaching at Whitestown, N. Y. 
He is an earnest worker, and is meeting with good success. 

'81. Professor Charles W. Sheldon has accepted a position as teacher 
of Greek and Latin in Blair Academy, Blairstown, N. J. Professor Shel- 
don's record as teacher at Towanda, Pa. , is sufficient voucher for his suc- 
cess in this new field. 



ALCiaa NOTES — ^MADISON. RUTGERS, BROWN, 63 

"83. The RcT. Edsom J. Farier has accepted a call to the pastorate of 
the Baptist Chmchy Stilhratcry Minn. He enters upon his new^tield in 

ApriL 

'83. Frank P. Waters is preaching at New Haven» N. Y. 

"S^. Albert J. Tmesdell is a member of the firm of TruesdeU & Erdlen, 
publishers of the S<wd-lV€eUy MmU, of Salida. Col. 

^85. Fred. M. l/y»mis is Professor of Latin and Mathematics, South 
New Jersey Institute, Bridgton, N. J. 

"86. Fred. C. Graves is studying medicine in New York City, 

"SS. Fred. L. Sanborn is preaching at South Pueblo, Col. 

RUTGERS, 

'59. The Rev. Samuel James Rogers is now preaching at Toulon,^! II. 

'71. John L. Connet is practicing law in Flemington, N. J.^In a re> 
cent letter he writes: "The Quarterly is a very welcome visitor to me 
for at least two reasons — the interesting and instructive matter it contains^ 
and the fact that it keeps me more closely associated with the old Fraternity. 
I hope it may continue in its prosperity." 

•7 1. The Rev. John H. Wyckoff is spending the winter with his family iit 
Georgia. On November 17, 1885, he addressed the Fifth General Meeting 
of the Missionary Conference of the Reformed Dutch Church, which was 
held at Fonda, N. Y., the subject of his address being, ** Shall our 
missionary force in India be increased?" December 15 he left for the 
South. 

'72. The Christian Intelligencer^ of December 16, 1885, contained the 
following item : ** Professor Martin N. Wyckoff* our hard-working 
missionary. Principal of the Sandham Academy in Tokio, has just put to 
press a work in Japanese for beginners in English composition." 

'80. Bevier Hasbrouck Sleght, M.D., has opened an ofRce at 23 Chest> 
nut Street, Newark, N. J. 

'81. James S. Wight, now residing in Perth Amboy, and practicing 
law in that city, is a frequent visitor to New Brunswick when the county 
courts are in session. 

'84. Charles £. Pattison is located in Abilene, Kansas, where he is en* 
gaged in furthering the interests of the Edison Electric Light Company. 

'85. Charles Deshler is the fortunate possessor of a cane which signifies 
to him and his many friends the fact, that at a recent fair held in New 
Brunswick for the benefit of the New Brunswick Hospital, he was voted^ to- 
be the most popular young man of the city. 

BROWN. 

^(iZ, Francis W. Douglas has a ranche in Beatrice, Gage Co., Ne» 
braska. 

'70. James O. Bullock, M. D., is a physician in Peale, Pa. 

'70. Prof. Elisha B. Andrews, LL.D., is president of the Delta Upsi- 
Ion Alumni Association of Brown University. He lately, in joint debate 
with Senator Aldrich of this State, discussed Free Trade and Protection 
before the Young Republican Club of Providence. 



64 ALUMNI NOTES — BROWN. 

'72. William S. Liscomb was married January i, 1886, by the Rev. 
Prof. Elisha B. Andrews, LL.D., '70, to Miss Sarah A. Pearce, of Provi- 
dence, R. I. 

'72. William V. Kellen, Esq., is in Woburn, Mass. 

'73. Stephen Greene is to repair the Washington Mills at Lawrence, 
Mass. The work will probably occupy three years. 

'77. The Rev. John R. Gow has just settled at Bridgeport, Conn., as 
pastor of the East Washington Avenue Baptist Church. 

'78. Walter G. Webster has returned from Europe, and resumed his post 
at the Providence High School. He is Secretary of the Brown Alumni 
Association above referred to. 

'81. Charles C. Mumford is Assistant Attorney-General of the State of 
Rhode Island. 

'81. William Sheafe Chase, editor of the recent Quinquennial catalogue 
of the Fraternity, has been rector of the St. James Church of Woonsocket, 
R. I., since the early part of December last. In a recent letter he says: 
** I am glad that the Quarterly is going on so successfully. I think it 
an honor to the Fraternity and an absolute necessity to the highest. welfare 
of our Brotherhood." 

'81. Cornelius W. Pendleton, formerly a lawyer in San Francisco, Cal., 
has been successfully established in Los Angeles, Cal., for the past nine 
months. 

'81. Charles Evans Hughes is practicing law at 346 Broadway, New 
York. '' Huggis " — as he is familiarly called, is very popular among the 
New York Delta U's. Knowing the delight with which a contribution from 
his fluent pen would be greeted, the Editor recently wrote, requesting him 
to favor the Quarterly, and the following characteristic reply was re- 
ceived. '* I shall not have thirty minutes I can call my own this week. I 
ivish I could help you. But stop ! there is one who presides over the his- 
tories of Delta U's ; he tries to cover himself with the ambiguous title of 
The Delta Upsilon Information Bureau, but where'er the mails of 
Uncle Sam have carried its pursuing, unrelenting, and never-ending circu- 
lars, that name is synonymous with " Robe'' Eidlitz: have him contribute 
a page or two on ** Eccentricities of Famous Delta U*s " or "By this Sign 
we conquer, "or fill up with "Necrology, " anything at all, and the infatua- 
ted votary who cons the QUARTERLY, will never know the difference. 
When I get old, and generous philanthropists, out of regard for society, pay 
me to keep quiet, I shall be dehghted to contribute. " 

'84. George C. Gow writes from Newton, Mass., that there are "four 
good Brown Delta U's, and about as many Colbyites, on Institution Hill." 

'84. George A. Tyzzer is in Wakefield, Mass. 

'85. Walter G. Everett was married December 24, 1885, to Miss Harriet 
M. Cleveland, of Amherst, Mass. His address is 109 Doyle Avenue, Prov- 
idence, R. I. 

'85. Joseph H. Lord has resigned his position in Attleboro', Mass., and 
gone South. 

'85. Norman L. Richmond was married January 13, 1886, to Miss Jessie 
F. Hartwell, of Providence, R. I. 

*86. Frank E. Tingley, who left college at the end of Sophomore year, 
was married December 10, 1885, to Miss Alice M. Howard, of Pawtucket, 
R. I. 



ALUMNI NOTES — CORNELL. 65 

CORNELL. 

'70. The Hon. Theodore B. Comstock is teaching at Champaign, III. 

*7i. The Hon. James O'Neill, who was a member of the State Legisla- 
ture of Wisconsin last year, has sold his paper, the Neillsville Times, 

*7i. Frederic Schoff, manager of the Stow Flexible Shaft Co. (limited), 
of Philadelphia, Pa., was recently elected Vice-President of the Philadelphia 
Cornell Alumni Association. 

'72. John M. Chase, of Vallejo, Cal. , expects to travel extensively on 
the Pacific coast this spring, will make a trip to New York in May, and re> 
turn to California in July. 

'72. President David Starr Jordan, of Indiana University, read a paper 
on Ichthyology before the State Academy of Science at their annual meet- 
ing in Indianapolis, December 29, 1885. 

'72. Daniel Rhodes, who graduated at Brown in 1873, has been a civil 
engineer at Denver, Col., for the past seven years. 

'73. George C. Morehouse is a prominent law)'er in Utica, N. Y. 

'73. George E. Patrick, formerly a professor in the Kansas State 
University, at Lawrence, Kansas, is now with the Bradley Fertilizer Co., 
27 Kilby Street, Boston, Mass. 

'73. George H. Phelps is a member of Blanchard, Gay & Phelps^ 
counsellors-at-law, in the Tribune building. New York City. 

'74. Prof. H. Leroy Fairchild lectured upon the "Age of Ice and Pre^ 
historic Man " at the science matinee in the large hall of the Hotel Bruns- 
wick, on February 4. Prof. Fairchild has become a popular and well-known 
lecturer in New York City. 

'74. Reuben C. Foster, who was a surveyor on the elevated railroads,^ 
and later on a civil engineer in Mexico, is now at Flushing, N. Y. 

'74. Louis F. Henderson, a member ol the victorious University crew at 
Saratoga in 1874, is the botanical editor on the North Pacific Rural Spirit^ 
at Portland, Ore. He is President of the Portland Natural Science Asso- 
ciation. 

'75. Edward L. Nichols, Professor of Chemistry and Physics in the 
University of Kansas, at Lawrence, Kan., writes under recent date : '* The 
Quarterly is a very welcome visitor, and I hope you will continue to 
keep the alumni news well up, as thereby the Quarterly will have con- 
stant value to those of us who have been out of college some time, and who 
need just such a means of maintaining in some sort our knowledge of the 
movements of old-time society mates. The progress evinced by Delta 
Upsilon within the last decade is a source of very great satisfaction to us of 
a former college generation ; and foremost among the signs of her growth 
we greet the Delta U. Quarterly." 

'76. Frank O. Young is at Blue Island, 111. 

'79. William C. Boyle is a stenographer in the Law Department of the 
Pennsylvania Railroad, at Pittsburgh, Pa. 

'80. Willis N. Rudd has for some time past been at Blue Island, 111. 

'80. John N. Tilton is an architect in the Lakeside Building, Chicago^ 
111. 



66 ALUMNI NOTES — CORNELL, SYRACUSE, MICHIGAN. 

'80. Prof. William Trelease, of the Shaw Botanical Gardens, St. Louis, 
Mo., writes in a recent letter: ''The Quarterly is always read with 
pleasure, for I like to know what live Delta U.'s are doing. As an alum- 
nus, I feel an especial interest in the notes of the doings of alumni. You 
cannot make that department too complete for the older members." 

'81. Henry W. Battin is engaged on the Chicago and Northwestern 
Railroad. His headquarters have been changed again from Avery, Minn., 
to Tracy, Minn. 

'82. Felix Rackemann, who is practicing law in Chicago, recently paid 
a visit to the chapter. 

'83. Fred L. Roehrig has established himself as an architect in San 
Francisco, Cal. His address is 515 Post Street. 

SYRACUSE. 

'78. Philip I. Moule has for a number of years been engaged in cattle 
raising at Bercail, Montana. 

'81. Frederick H. Howard is teaching in Greyling Institute, South 
Williamstown, Mass. 

'82. William C. Kitchin, writing from Tokio, Japan, in a recent num- 
ber of i\iQ Northern Christian Advocate^ gives an account of Mr. Fukuzawa's 
private college in which he has lately accepted the chair of English lan- 
guage and literature. He has the privilege of teaching the principles of 
Christianity in the college, which, it is believed, is the first event of its kind 
in the history of Japan. 

'82. Nicholas Knight received the degree A. M. from Syracuse University, 
in December, 1885. He is teaching mathematics and the natural sciences at 
Cazenovia Seminary, Cazenovia, N. Y. 

'83. James D. Jamison, for the past two years Professor of Mathematics 
at the Napa Collegiate Institute at Napa City, Cal., is now teaching at 
Canisteo, N. Y. 

'84. Edward C. Morey is with Wolcott and West, booksellers, in Syra- 
cuse, N. Y. 

'84. Frank R. Walker has been recently appointed clerk of the Senate's 
Committee on Cities, and his address for the present is Albany. 

'85. Hiram H. Henderson is studying law in the office of Jenny, Brooks, 
Ruger & Co., Syracuse, N. Y. 

'85. Rufus King, who left college before graduation, is preaching at 
Three Mile Bay, N. Y. 

'85. Frank H. Wood is having marked success in teaching at Granville, 
N. Y. He is principal of the Union School. 

MICHIGAN. 

'79. James S. Bishop, of Huron, Dakota, is publishing an educational 
journal — The Dakota Teacher — which is meeting with unusual success. It 
has the support of the leading educators throughout the Territory, and 
promises to become an important factor in the educational forces of the 
new State. He has been the County Superintendent of Schools of Beadle 
County, Dakota, since its organization in 1880. Under his supervision 



ALUMNI NOTES — MICHIGAN, HARVARD. 6/ 

Huron has become a centre for educational gatherings, and the teachers 
of the county rank foremost in ability, activity, and educational spirit. 
He was recently elected a member of the American Institute of Civics, of 
Boston, Mass. 

'79. Leroy Halsey, who has been within a year since graduation Princi- 
pal of the Battle Creek, Mich. High School, has been elected Superintend- 
ent of Schools, Joseph H. Drake, '85, succeeding him in his former 
•capacity. 

'80. Thomas C. Green, of South Haven, Mich., is spending the winter 
in Pensacola, Fla., on account of illness in his family. In a recent letter 
he says : " The increasing curiosity, to know what one's classmates and 
brethren are doing in the world, which the alumnus feels as the years creep 
on apace should contribute largely, and more and more largely, to the 
magazine's popularity. Delta U. occupies a vantage ground. Our ever- 
present sense of a conscience untrammeled by a pledge of secrecy is as re- 
freshing as a mountain breeze. It is true manhood's best ally; it is, 
moreover, a manly Christian's characteristic which, in my opinion, is to him 
a sine qua non.** 

'81. Charles £. St. John is teaching chemistry in the Ypsilanti, Mich., 
Normal School. 

'81. Charles D. Whipple is cashier of a bank in Battle Creek, Mich., 
having left a similar situation in Owosso, Mich. 

'83. Charles W. Belser has been admitted to the ministry. 

'83. Samuel C. Tuthill is at Omaha, Neb. His health, which has been 
bad for some time, is improving. 

'84. Henry D. Burnett, who has been teacher of mathematics and 
physics in the West Side (Cleveland) High School, is going into the Brush 
Electric Light Co. 

'84. Harry W. Hawley is one of a syndicate of five who have purchased 
the Minneapolis Journal, 

'85. Horace G. Prettyman has left the Medical Department, and has 
entered the School of Political Science, preparatory to the Law course. 

'85. Ellas F. Schall, Principal of the Muscatine, Iowa, High School, 
visited his home, Moorepark, Mich., during the holidays. 

HARVARD. 

'85. Victor C, Alderson is Superintendent of Public Schools in Dublin, 
Ind. 

'85. Robert S. Bickford is studying in the Harvard Law School, and is 
a member of the " Pow Wow," the leading law club at Cambridge. 

'85. Charles F. Carrier is traveling and studying in Europe, with head- 
quarters at Leipsic. 

'8$. George A. Craigin is studying medicine in the Harvard Medical 
School ; he took a high standing in college and showed an especial aptness 
for the profession he has chosen. 

'85. Charles M. Harrington is studying law at Buffalo, N. Y« 



68 



NEW INITIATES. 



'85. Henry T. Hildreth won the Parker Fellowship, which means a» 
income of $800 for three years. He won highest honors in the classics and 
delivered the Greek oration. He is now studying in Athens at the 
American School. 

'85. Joseph A. Hill, the class odist, is teaching in Philadelphia, Pa. 

'85. George W. Rolfe, son of the famous Shakesperian editor, is assist- 
ant in the Harvard chemistry department, and is rapidly making his way 
upward. 

'85. William C. Smith is editorial writer on a paper in Lowell, Mass. 
Brother Smith won honors in English, a feat worth publishing in big^ 
capitals on account of the unusually high standard required. 

'85. Charles S. Whittemore is studying law at the Harvard Law School. 
He took several prizes last year for essays on scientific subjects. 



NEW INITIATES. 



WILLIAMS. 

'85. William Watson Ranney, 
North Bennington, Vt. 
'87. John Thomas Buster, 

Minneapolis, Minn. 
'88. Herbert Marsena Allen, 

Harpoot, Turkey. 
" Augustus Walker Buck, 

Fall River, Mass. 
" Ellis John Thomas, 

Utica, N. Y. 
" Charles Adams Williams, 

Underbill, Vt. 
'89. John Glover Broughton,Jr. 

Bloom field, N. J. 
" John Frederick Fitschen, Jr. 

Englewood, N. J. 
" Henry Foster Grout, 

Concord, Mass. 
" Edward Alexander Johnson, 

Cincinnati, O. 

UNION. 

*88. Martin P. Swart, 

Schenectady, N. Y. 
" James Ezra Smith, 

Albany, N. Y. 

HAMILTON. 

'89. Hiram Horsburgh Bice, 

Utica, N. Y. 
" Edward Wilson Hyatt, 

Cazenovia, N, Y. 



'89. Edward Coit Morris, 

Pulaski, N. Y. 
" Eddy Ripley Whitney, 

Flint Creek, N. Y. 



AMHERST. 

'86. James Mack Henry Fred- 
erick, Akron, O. 
'88. James Ewing, 

Pittsburgh, Pa. 

" Arthur Byron Russell, 

Aurora Station, O. 
'89. William Edwin Clarke, Jr. , 

Chicago, 111. 
" Elmer Humphrey Copeland, 

Weare, N. H. 
** Louis Derr, 

Pottsville, Pa. 
" Thomas Ewing, 

Pittsburgh, Pa. 
" Thomas Arthur Mighill, 

Haverhill, Mass. 
" William Herbert Tingley, 

Dudley, Mass. 

ADELBERT. 

'89. Evan Henry Hopkins, 

South Cleveland, O. 
" John 'William Van Doorn, 

Cleveland, O. 



NEW INITIATES. 



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COLBY. 

'88. Edward Park Barrell, 

Turner, Me. 
" Henry Fletcher, 

Newport, N. H. 
•87. Justin D. Ames, 

Skohegan, Me. 
** Wallace Elden, 

WaterviUe, Me. 
" William Cary Shepard, 

Scituate, Mass. 
** Henry Barnes Wood, 

Calais, Me. 



ROCHESTER. 

'89. Isaac Levi Adler, 

Rochester, N. Y. 
" Willis Homer Brooks, 

Watkins, N. Y. 
** Charles Ernest Burr, 

Norwich, N. Y. 
" Burton Stauffer Fox, 

Stoner's, Pa. 
** William Crain Raymond, 

Norwich, N. Y. 

MIDDLEBURY. 

'89. William Francis Alden, 

Middlebury, Vt. 
" Prentiss Cheney Hoyt, 

West Addison, Vt. 
" Leslie Hewson Raine, 

West Addison, Vt. 

RUTGERS. 

'87. William Pierson Merrill, 
New Brunswick, N. J. 
'88. Wm. Armitage Beardslee, 

West Troy, N. Y. 
" Elias Wortman Thompson, 

Readington, N. J. 
" Maurice Joseph Thompson, 

New York, N. Y. 
'89. John Ten Eyck DeWitt, 

Walkill, N. Y. 
" Stephen Jackson Keefe, 

Rahway, N. J. 

" KojiRO Matsugata, 

Tokio, Japan. 



'89. Warren Redcliffe Schenck, 

New Brunswick, N. J. 

'' Clarence Goodwin Scudder, 

Vellore, India. 
" John Phillips Street, 

Beverly, N. J. 

BROWN. 

'88. Clarence Grant Hamilton, 

Providence, R. L 
'89. FrankWilliams Carpenter, 

Attleboro*, Mass. 
" Charles Arthur Denfield, 

Westboro', Mass. 
" Edwin Penn Goodell, 

Dudley, Mass. 
" William Gilbert Lathrop, 

Providence, R. I. 
" Richard Run yon Martin, 

Kingston, N. Y. 
" Robert LewisPrestonMason, 

Providence, R. I. 
" George Packard, 

Providence, R.I. 

MADISON. 

'89. Francis Oscar Broady, 

Stockholm, Sweden. 
" George Augustus Broady, 
Stockholm, Sweden. 
" James Jay Finn, 

Findlay's Lake, N. Y. 
•' Othello Sidney Lang- 
worthy, West Edmeston,. 

N. Y. 
" Fred Smith Retan, 

OwossOi Mich. 
'* Willis Locke Rowlands, 

Utica, N. Y. 
" George Kerr Smith, 

Newburgh, N. Y. 
" Creighton Richard Storey, 

Owosso, Mich. 
" Alfred Wesley Wish art, 

Hamilton, N. Y. 

NEW YORK. 

'88. HowardChauncyAnderson^ 

Brooklyn, N. Y. 
" George Travilla McNab,. 

Jersey City, N. J. 



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NEW INITIATES. 



*88. Austin Dickinson Wolfe, 

Montclair, N. J. 
"^89. William MoNROS Chapman, 

New York, N. Y. 
" WiNTHROP Gates, 

Newark, N. J. 
**' George Gurnee Seibert, 
Schraalenburg, N. J. 

CORNELL. 

'S6, Charles Henry Hull, 

Ithaca, N. Y. 
'87. GeorgeMontanyeMarshall 

Towanda, Penn. 
'88. Wythe Denby, 

Evansville, Ind. 
'89. George Chapman Shepard, 

Medina, Ohio. 
'* Arthur Mills Curtis, 

Danby, N. Y. 
" Leonard Callender Crouch, 

Kingston, N.Y. 

MARIETTA. 

^89. B. G. Dawes, 

Marietta, O. 
**' Howard W. Dickinson, 

Marietta, O. 
**' Charles Russell, 

Ashland, Ky. 
^* C. C. Waddle, 

Chillicotlie, O. 

SYRACUSE. 

^88. Arthur Bridgman Clark, 

East Onondaga, N. Y. 

^89. Wesley Hamilton Benham, 

Syracuse, N. Y. 
*• Byron Briggs Brackett, 

Hannibal, N. Y. 
" Levi Snell Chapman, 

Fayetteville, N. Y. 
** William Howard McKenzie, 

Newark, N. J. 
*• Thomas Noah Merriam, 

Chattanooga, Tenn. 
" CharlesSeaburyRobertson, 

Galway, N. Y. 

* *CHARLESL0RENZ0 W ALSWORTH 

Sing Sing, N. Y. 



KICHIGAN. 

•86. Charles Wright Dodge, 

Detroit, Mich. 
" Chauncey Alvin Wheeler, 

Kalamazoo, Mich. 
'87. Arthur Lincoln Benedict, 

Buffalo, N. Y. 
'88. Oliver George Frederick, 

South Toledo, Ohio. 
" Richard Khuen. Jr. 

Saginaw, Mich. 
" James McNaughton, 

Lake Linden, Mich. 
'89. Charles Edwy Decker, 

Battle Creek, Mich. 
" Chas. Alexander Green, 

Saginaw, Mich. 
" C. Valandingham Nafe, 

Rochester, Ind. 
' * Ernest Blackm an Perry, 

Ann Arbor, Mich. 
" William Harvey Turner, 

Ft. Wayne, Ind. 

NORTHWESTERN. 

'89. Forrest W. Beers, 

Evanston, IlL 
" Frederick C. Demorest, 

Muscatine, IlL 
" Charles Morton Denny, 

Blair, Neb. 
" Arthur E. Elmore, 

Rockford, III. 
" Samuel S. Farley, 

Marengo, Iowa. 
" Charles Wesley Ferguson, 

Malta, m. 
** Robert W. Holden, 

Barroboe, Wis. 
" Gust AVE W. Kunstman, 

Chicago, IlL 
" Herbert G. Leonard, 

Minneapolis, Minn. 

HARVARD. 

'86. Walter Thomas Clark, 

Cambridge, Mass. 
" Nehemiah Samuel Kenison, 

Chelsea, Mass. 
" Myron Wallace Richard- 
son, Somerville, Mass. 



KBW INITIATES. 



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'86. Camillo Von Klenze, 

Germany. 
'87. Howard Henry Charles 
Bingham, Hartford, Conn. 

WISCONSIN. 

'86. William Elmer Bainbridge, 

Mifflin, Wis. 
'87. Thomas A Polleys, 

Centreville, Wis. 
" Claude Valentine Seeber, 

Waterloo, Wis. 
" William Willis Strickland, 

Ellsworth, Wis. 
** Ambrose Pare Winston, 

Forreston, 111. 
'89. Frederick Harvey Whitton, 

Madison, Wis. 

LAFAYETTE. 

'85. George Keyser Angle, 

Lewisburg, Pa. 
" Dewitt Cyrus Carter, 

Blairstown, N. J. 
* * Harry Prosper Corser, 

Towanda, Pa. 
" Benjamin Walton McGal- 
LIARD, Bridgeton, N. J. 

" William Blanch ard Mar- 
shall, Philadelphia, Pa. 
' * George Washington Moon, 

Easton, Pa. 
" William Webster Weller, 

Easton, Pa. 
^86. Samuel Barber, 

Mifflinburg, Pa. 
*" Joseph Chalmers Harvey, 

Philadelphia, Pa. 
•" William Emory Henkell, 

Welsh Run, Pa. 
"*' William Pusey Officer, 

Council Bluffs, la. 
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Baltimore, Md. 
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'87. Charles Jeremiah Allen, 

Falls Church, Va. 
" Harry Townsend Beatty, 

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'87. WlLUAM J BURD, 

B4!lvidere, N. J. 
" John Gilbert ComfOR, 

Berwick, Pa. 
" Amasa Lewis Hyde, 

Hydes, Md. 
" Robert Joshua Rankin, 

Long Green, Md. 
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BOOK REVIEWS. 73 



BOOKS AND MAGAZINES. 



"The Fall of Constantinople, Being the Story of the Fourth Cru- 
-sade:," by Edwin Pears, LL.6., pablished by Harper & Bros., is upon a portion 
of history little studied by American students, yet wnich, on account of the present 
critical position of the Turks in Europe, ought to be of the greatest interest. One 
of the greatest questions of to-day, is how to get the Turks out of Europe, and 
this book is instructive because it tells us how they came in. '* The conquest oi 
Constantinople," the author says, ** was the first ereat blunder committed hyr the 
West in dealing with the Eastern question." The tall of Constantinople admitted 
Asia into Europe. ^ 

•• The Great Poets As Religious Teachers," by J. H. Morison, published 
by Harper & Bros., is a small book containing many suggestions. The true poet 
is a religious teacher ; not of creeds and tenets, but of high ideals. The author 
has selected three poets, Dante, Shakespeare, and Goethe. He illustrates Shakes- 
peare's teaching by the characters of Cardinal Wolsev, Henry V., Macbeth, and 
Cordelia. The quotations are selected with remarkable care and taste. The les- 
sons drawn from the fall of Wolsey, 

*' He found the blessedness of being little 
* * • and died fearing God;" 

the modesty of victorious King Henry, the growth of evil in Macbeth, the truth- 
fulness ana piety of Cordelia, are earnest, tJioughtful, and abounding in consola- 
tion. 

*'The Idea of God," John Fiske, published bv Houghton, Mifflin & Co., is 
a book containing the essays lately published in the Atlantic^ and of which we 
have sp(»ken in these columns. The author has added a preface in which he tells 
the occasion of this series of essays, — how some have misunderstood his *< Out- 
lines of Cosmic Philosophy " — and in this book he has put forth the same ideas dif- 
ferently clothed. His object is to make it plain that theism is compatible with the 
doctrine of evolution. 

" History of the Formation of the Constitution of the United 
States," by George Bancroft ; publishers, D. Appleton & Co., is a book which our 
student-reaaers should possess. We can in no way give a better idea of what the 
book contains than by giving the author's division. The Confederation ; on the 
way to a federal convention ; the federal convention ; the colonial system of the 
United States; the people of the States in judgment on the Constitution; the 
federal government. A new book on United States history coming from Mr. Ban- 
croft needs only notice and not praise for us. This work is prepar^ with the same 
care and truthfulness that characterize his former books, but like them errs slight- 
ly in that it is as much apologetic as strictly historic Mr. Bancroft is certainly the 
greatest pen-defender of the Constitution. 

Another novel by Charles Egbert Craddock, "The Prophet of the Great 
Smoky Mountain."— Houghton, Mifflin & Co., publishers. The author has al- 
ready her circle of readers, and that they are determined to like her books is evi- 
dent from the favor with which this one nas been received. We think it hardly as 
good as "In the Tennessee Mountains." The plot is interesting, though one 
reaches nothing that can be called intense until near the end. Her descriptions are 
as beautiful and powerful as ever, and the dialect and characters as unique. 

Doubtless many of our readers have seen noted the publishing of "American 
PouTiCAL Ideas," John Fiske, by Harper & Bros., and have been ignorant of 



74 BOOK REVIEWS. 

what the book really treats. Its name is a misnomer. Mr. Fiske relates the pro- 
cess of moulding that the political ideas of the early Teutons have undergone fromi 
the earliest days till their culmination in the United States government. The book 
is a treatise on state-making, and not the making of one state. The reason that 
the Greek and Roman states could not endure, is because they would not or coald 
not have their government based on the principle of popular representation. Teu- 
tonic civilization, and especially the English oranch of that civilization, has pre- 
served that principle. In America we see its result. " The chief problem of avil- 
ization, from the political point of view, has always been how to secure concerted 
action among men on a great scale without sacrificing local independence." The 
book is entrancing. 

«* Outlines of Practical Philosophy," by Hermann Lotze, published by 
Ginn & Co., Boston, is composed of dictated portions of the author's lectures, trans- 
lated by Professor Ladd of Vale College. " Benevolence " is the rule of conduct. 
That man is a free moral agent is a fundament of his system, and a chapter devoted 
to the discussion of freedom of the will is, as Professor Ladd sa^s, ** peculiarly rich 
in suggestiveness, and touches almost every important point m that discussion." 
The matter is severely condensed. Some of the subjects considered are, ethics of 
labor, suicide, marriage, divorce, slavery, ground of property, obligation of con- 
tract, government of states. One seldom reads, or rather studies, a book more 
stimulating. It is a small volume and inexpensive. 

It will be a desired piece of information to many philosophical students that 
Edwards' ** Freedom of the Will" is published in convenient form by Robert 
Carter & Bros., New York. It has been dimcult to obtain it heretofore without buy- 
ing a large volume, or several volumes, containing others of Jonathan Edwards' 
writings. When some one asked Rnfiis Choate what book he would advise a 
young man about to study law to read first, he replied, *' Edwards on the Will." 

"Principles of Political Economy," by Simon Newcomb, LL.D., published 
by Harper & Bros., is a work of which we cannot say too much in praise. The 
author's grasp of the subject, his tact in making his meaning plain, and his under- 
standing of just what the student wants, make the volume of especial value to col- 
lege men. The plan of the book is admirable. What the New York Commercial 
Advertiser of recent date says is not more than the work deserves : " Students who 
make themselves masters of the problem set for them by the illustrations and exer- 
cises would know more of the subject then many of the avowed professors of the 
science in our colleges." 

E. C. Stedman has found time from his business to write another book of criti- 
cism, similar to his ** Victorian Poets," — Poets of America, Houghton, Mifflin 
& Co., publishers. The author calls the book " chiefly a review of our first dis- 
tinctive lyrical period." The poets whose works are criticised are : Bryant, Whit- 
tier, Emerson, Longfellow, Poe, Holmes, Lowell, Whitman and Taylor. The 
opening chapters are "Early and Recent Conditions," and ''Growth of the Ameri- 
can School.'' In this latter chapter the author speaks of innumerable early poets. 
The last chapter of the book is entitled '*The Outlook ;" a forecast as to what our 
national poetry will be in the future. For aiding the college student in his essay- 
writing and study of literature, no book could be more helpful. It has 516 pages,, 
plainly and substantially bound. 

Lippincott's Magazine is beginning a new era ; its new cover pleases all its 
exchanges and readers, and the increased amount of reading matter makes it doubly 
welcome to many who always have held it to be the best light magazine published in 
this country. The February number contains stories by M. B. Upham and J. S.. 
of Dale, poems by Helen Gray Cone and Margaret Edson. In Civil Service Reform, 
Dorman B. Eaton shows more familiarity with the subject then did Gail Hamilton 
in a recent number. The magazine doses with an obituary notice of J. B. Lip- 
pincott. 



BOOK REVIEWS. 75 

The Atlantic, for Febrn«r¥,hM *n nnosnally Urge nnnib«r of interetting short 
articles. Ministerisl Reipontibilitj and Ibc ConttilDlioD, by A. L. LowcU, i( a 
diiciusioD of the reUlions between tlie executive and legisUlare. A. A. Hayes 
tells about An American Soldier in China. The author ihowi that much of (he 
credit that has been given to Gordoo for luppressing the Talping Rebellion, i* 
really due to General Ward—" Vet the rebels took his life, the ImperialisU took 
his money, and Gordon's biographers took his fame." The fairest estimation of the 
vork of John Brotm that »e have ever seen, is in the article reviewing the recent 
Life of John Brown, edited by F. B. Sanborn. Some excellent criticisms of recent 
novels — among them, Astor's Valentino, take np fourteeo pages. 

The PoPtiLAR Science Monthly abounds in good reading. General John 
Newton explaios the aeed of blasting Hell Gate, describes the methods nsed, aiiit 
tells what (here is yet to Bccomplish. The number contains The Interpreters of 
Genesis, and the Inlrrprelers of Nature, by T. H. Hoiley ; Bishop's Ring Around 
theSan, bvW. M. Davis; The Musket as a Social Force, by John McElroy^ 
sketches of Dr. W. B. Carpenter and James B. Eads. AccUmaliiation, by Prof. 
Virchow, is very instroclive. The Editor's Table speaks of Beecher's position on 
evolution. No magazine is better calculated to please intelligent student readers. 

Sir Edward Reed writes for the Febhuarv Harper's, an interesting article on 
the British Navy, illoslraied by pictares of the principal Engliih war -ships. The 
anlhor rails at some of the too economical methods practiced by the government. 
Poor drawings by E. A. Abbey illustrate the latter part of Act III. of " She Stoops 
(o Conquer. Charles Dadlcy Warner writes on " Education as a Factor in Prison 
Reform." A natural history sketch by Olive Thorne Miller, entitled Living Balii, 
group, together those animals that for defence roll themselves into balls. The 
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Vol. IV. APRIL, 1886. No. 2. 



LIBERAL EDUCATION AND THE CLASSICS. 



The perfect man for our day and generation is the man of educa- 
tion, trained to usefulness by experience. For " studies themselves," 
says the greatest of essayists, " do give forth directions too much at 
large, except they be bounded in by experience." But Bacon himself 
best exemplified the truth that, though " expert men may execute and 
judge of particulars, one by one, the general counsels and the plots 
and marshalling of affairs come best from those that are learned." 

But what is, in our day, a liberal education, and how shall it be 
acquired ? Popular impression says it is much knowledge acquired 
from books. Scientific accuracy adopts the suggestion afforded by the 
derivation of the word itself and says that education is development of 
the mental faculties. 

It is training to think. Power to think is the greatest ofispring of 
creation. Physical strength is measured by the reach of physical sense ; 
and it is its own helpless destroyer. Sampson could pull down the 
temple only upon those who were confined within its walls ; and he 
buried himself in the ruins. Physical strength is the servant of thought. 
An impulse which is but another name for a quick thought— directed 
the sightless giant's arm. 

Thought, for good or bad, is, and always has been, sovereign of 
the world, ancient and modern — and history records no interregnum. 

•* For just experience tells in every soil, 
That those who think, mast govern those that toil.'* 



80 LIBERAL EDUCATION AND THE CLASSICS. 

Education is learning to think. Liberal education is learning to 
think on many subjects, — great subjects, broadly, comprehensively. It 
is easy enough to say what education is, but how shall we get it ? 
Some men — most men, cannot get it. It is the prerogative of those 
bom with brains. The boy or girl without a natural endowment of 
brains can no more be given a liberal education than the foal of a 
draft-horse can be trained to trot a mile in two minutes. 

" All men are bom free and equal," is a political axiom, not an in- 
tellectual ; and its spiritual counterpart only, is found in the Bible. 
To offer a liberal education to the masses is democratic folly. It is 
casting pearls before swine, giving something which cannot be received. 
By all means let us have common schools for every boy and girl in. 
the land ; but colleges only for those whose nature demands them. Col- 
lege degrees are now conferred on graduates, and diplomas given as 
certificates of a liberal education, whereas to half the academic bache- 
lors these are but evidences of four wasted years — a liberal education is 
neither in their heads nor in their hopes. 

But by those to whom nature does vouchsafe so great a blessing, 
how can it best be acquired ? Ready enough is the answer, by study. 
But study what ? Ay, there's the mb 1 The college world has been 
aroused by the commencement of the campaign to snatch away the 
" college fetich." The temples of learning have witnessed but the be- 
ginning of an attempt of the modem iconoclasts to break the ancient 
images of the votaries of Latin and' Greek. 

A great error seems to have been nurtured by many high in author* 
ity and esteem in regarding a classical education as synonymous with 
a liberal education. This is, to say the least, an open question. It 
certainly is an undetermined question if the term classical is intended 
to embrace both Latin and Greek, or, in the languages, only Latin 
and Greek. These two languages do not hold by any means the same 
relation to education. Arguments directed against the maintenance 
of Greek as a comer stone in the structure of a liberal education have 
little force when Latin is the object of attack. If the purpose of 
education is to leam to think, the purpose of an English education is 
to leam to think in English. It should be remembered then that 
Latin enters into the very substance of English not only directly, as 
one of its constituent elements, but indirectly, through its various off- 
spring, the Romance languages. This simple statement affords its 
own argument in answer to those who would strike an undistinguishing 



LIBERAL EDUCATION AND THE CLASSICS. 8 1 

blow at the classics. While Latin and Greek are both called dead lan- 
guages, the expression means or should mean, something very different 
as applied to the one or to the other. They are called dead because 
they are not now spoken. But this is true only of the Greek, that is^ 
of the Greek we study. Latin is spoken, universally, in its modem 
form or derivatives. Hence the argument that Latin should be 
included in any scheme of study for a liberal education. It is part of 
the bone and sinew of our tongue ; and it is in a true sense, a modem 
language. To be sure the Greek has supplied our composite language 
with the roots for many technical and some common words, but the 
same is true of numerous other languages, ancient and modem. Bui 
because of this, should every youth, who aspires to a liberal education 
be compelled to spend a good part of several precious years in an 
attempt to acquire all these tongues ? Especially pertinent does this 
question seem when we reflect that in many cases — ^perhaps most 
cases — the roots of words afford no accurate suggestion of the meaning 
of the words as employed. There ought to be some other and better 
reason for forcing Greek upon every candidate for the bachelor's 
degree. Doubtless such a reason would be at once forth-coming from 
any Greek professor. He would ask with a commiserating tone, 
''Yoimg man, do you not know that Greek is the language of 
culture ? " 

Now while we would freely accept the familiar dictum implied in 
this question as applicable to a few charming centuries preceding the 
era in which we live, we would be constrained to answer it with a very 
humble assertion of our own, to wit, that for this benighted age, Eng- 
lish is the language of culture. And adopting Webster's definition of 
culture as " enlightenment and discipline acquired by mental training ** 
we further submit that more real culture can be gained in a few 
months' faithful devotion to the English classics than is ever acquired 
in the years spent in the study of Greek before and after entering col- 
lege. It is the difference between a live language and a dead lan- 
guage : and it is also the difference between a live culture and a dead 
culture. But Greek is the language of culture because it contains such 
a wealth of philosophy, of poetry, of oratory, of history — such a 
precious literature. That is fully appreciated. But — to make use of 
Horace Greely's idea — shall we be forced to swallow the aqueduct to 
get a drink of water ? 

The Hebrew, too, has a rich literature — precious as well by a spiri- 



S2 LIBERAL EDUCATION AND THE CLASSICS. 

tual as an intellectual value. Has the English race been denied the 
beauteous charm of David's Psalms because but a few of its erudite 
scholars could translate from that ancient tongue ? And though so 
many can render the Greek into some sort of English, how many, if 
any, besides the specialists and professors ever become familiar enough 
with the language to learn to think in Greek, that is, to understand it 
^thout translating. Let us have the Greek literature by all means. 

But why should we be required to spend so many years in the dis- 
heartening task of digging out and memorizing the roots, declensions 
and conjugations of a dead language to the end that we might some 
day appreciate the beauties and grandeur of the Iliad (for example) in 
at best, some wretched rendering of our own, when such perfect trans- 
lations as that of Pope or Bryant might have been learned by heart 
while we were acquiring this headful of worse than useless grammar? 
Could English in a measure, at least, supersede Greek in the College 
Curriculum, there would be m education not only a revolution, but a 
reformation. It certainly is a striking comment on the present system 
that a large proportion of our graduates while familiar enough with the 
literature of an ancient language, are shamefully ignorant of the beau- 
tiful classics of their native tongue. The maintenance of Greek as one 
of the fundamentals is an institution rooted in time and supported by 
the pride and prejudice of the scholar, and supported on the theory 
that without it education would not be solid and complete. But there 
is no real educational advantage in the present method which would be 
•surrendered by studying the Greek literature through the best transla- 
tions, leaving the language itself to specialists. And that would have 
the incalculable advantage of being a continued study of our own lan- 
guage — sadly needed by the average graduate — and of securing valua- 
ble years for acquiring familiarity with the ripest and richest thought 
of both ancient and modem times. 

He who said : " Histories make men wise ; natural philosophy, 

deep; moral, grave; logic and rhetoric, able to contend," presented, 

if not an exhaustive, certainly a comprehensive scheme, for a liberal 

-education ; and there is no mention of the languages in it, though 

Bacon, surely, was a great scholar. 

Possibly it proves or disproves nothing to cite the names of those, 
who, having studied Greek, became great, or the names of those who 
were great without it. Yet that is a fruitful comparison in this con- 
•nection, which brings together the two greatest names in our literature. 



LIBERAL EDUCATION AND THE CLASSICS. 85 

Shakespeare and Milton. It may well be asked if it is not the very 
scholasticism of Milton which dims his name before the people as time 
goes by, and the very freedom from all that is called classic, which is 
making the name, Shakespeare, shine brighter and brighter as the cen- 
turies accumulate. 

Ben Jonson, too, was one of the great classic scholars of his time. 
And in the same poem, " L'allegro," the first part of which, burdened 
with Greekisms, it is such a relief to forget, and the last part of which, 
pure English, it is such a delight to remember, Milton speaks of him as 
" learned Jonson," and then makes that happy reference to " sweet- 
est Shakespeare, fancy's child, warbling his native wood-notes wild."" 
And finally the << learned Jonson" makes his confession of the edu- 
cational impotency of the classics, in his apostrophe to the " sweetest 
Shakespeare," 

" Soal of the age 
The applause, delight, the wonder of oar stage ! 

My Shakespeare rise I 

« • • 

Though thou hadst small Latin and less Greek, 

From thence to honor thee, I would not seek for names, 

Bat call forth thondering iEschalos, 

Euripides and Sophocles to us, 

PacuTius, Acdns, him of Cordova dead, 

To life again, to hear thy buskin tread and shake the stage. 

* * * Or leave thee alone for a comparison 

Of all that insolent Greece or haughty Rome 

Sent forth, or since did from their ashes come." 

Britton Havens, 

Rutgers^ *82» 



^4 MEMORY: A DREAM. 



MEMORY: A DREAM. 



Within, beyond, and round about tis all, 

A mighty beating throbs and throbs. 
From earth and air and sea great voices call, — 

The Soul of things is touched by human sobs. 

Then put aside each worldly theme 
And listen to my dream. 

I saw a window in a darkened room 

A window and the outer starlight deep ; 
A window, — and a table in the gloom ; 
A window, — and a face upturned in sleep. 

Alone and shadowy on the table lay 

A pen all oozing in an inky pool. 
And through my soul deep sorrow found a way, 

For all I saw there in the midnight cool. 

So silent all ! and sad the sleeping face ! 

So weird and wide the open window seemed 1 
Embodied human thought was in that place, 

And something more than stellar radiance gleamed. 

I felt the presence of the wonderful. 
And on the pen's point rivited mine eye : 

Twas there — ^yes, now I saw it — ^beautiful. 
Pure and pellucid as the morning sky ; 

As clear as dew-light shone the inky flow, — 
And from its source the tranquil Seraph rose 

Updrifting, bending solemly and slow 
To hover o'er the sad face in repose. 

I looked into those eyes of flame 
And felt the soul of memory's name. 

Harvard College, Henry £. Fraser. 

Cambridge, Mass. Harvard^ '86. 



PRESIDENT LINCOLN. i..,/ 85 

PRESIDENT LINCOLN, 



Dear Brother Crossett: 

At your request I now contribute some unpublished facts in rela- 
tion to Lincoln, and if they are acceptable, will afterward contribute 
some in regard to the inauguration of the Freedmen work at Hampton, 
Va. And if in reference to them I cannot say with Virgil's hero, 
iEneas, in relating the story of his adventures to Queen Dido, 
** Magna pars fiii," I can say, Parva pars fui, — I myself had a little 
part to act. And in these reminiscences, like Brutus, I shall simply 
'* speak right on," and shall, I hope, be excused for using the first 
person singular for the sake of convenience. 

I begin with the causes that led to Lincoln's election. The im- 
mediate cause was the contest for a free Kansas. It was stem resist- 
ance to the stealthy encroachments of slavery upon free soil that 
enthused the great Northern heart and culminated in the elevation of 
Lincoln to the presidential chair. And in the organized emigration 
that saved Kansas and Nebraska and the great beyond for fireedom. 
I was a pioneer in New York, in concert with Hon. Eli Thayer in 
Massachusetts. I inserted in the New York THhune a call for a 
meeting to form a Kansas Emigrant Aid Society. And I was chosen 
Secretary of the Society. And as the medium of collecting the first 
company, I felt botmd to go with it and aid in its settlement At 
Albany we joined a company firom Massachusetts. At Rochester we 
halted to receive and respond to a Bible and Spelling-book Presenta- 
tion. On arrival at Kansas City I had communication with Mr. 
Pomeroy, the General Manager, afterwards United States Senator. 
And it was mutually agreed that the two companies should settle 
together at Lawrence, the place selected for the first colony. 

On my return I resumed the ministry. And soon, in " the border 
ruffian troubles," " bleeding Kansas " aroused the whole North and 
fired it to fever heat. And on the tidal wave Lincoln was swept into 
the White House. 

But failing in the political arena, the South resolved to try the 
fortunes of war. And well was it that such a man as Lincoln held the 
helm of State. One who knew when to be Napoleonic and when 
Fabian, in his policy. A fine illustration of the former characteristic 
occurred while I was at Hampton and Fortress Monroe as pioneer in 
the Freedmen work. Lincoln came to the Fort and told General 



86 PRESIDENT LINCOLN. 

Wool, the Commandante, and Commodore Goldsborough, it was known 
in Washington that not a single squad of Confederate soldiers was left 
about Norfolk, all having been sent to the defense of Richmond. And 
he ordered the occupancy of the city. The general and commodore 
expressed the suspicion that some might be lurking in ambuscade to 
entrap the small Union force at the Fort, if they should attempt it. 
But straightening up his tall form Lincoln said, emphatically, " You 
must try it, or I'll cut your heads off!" Meaning, of course, an official 
decapitation. And they tried it. And landing on the east side of 
Elizabeth River, and marching along toward Norfolk, they were met 
by the Mayor and welcomed to the hospitality of the city. And 
doubtless Lincoln made himself and his Cabinet merry in telling the 
story on his return to Washington. 

But he was equally master of the Fabian policy when the case 
required. After his issue of the Proclamation for arming colored sol- 
diers, I went to Washington, and with Senator Pomeroy visited the 
President and informed him that several thousand negroes at the fort 
were ready to enlist. And his characteristic reply was, " Gentlemen,, 
you've come to the wrong shop." The Senator said, "We didn't 
know of any better place to come to than headquarters. We supposed 
you meant something by the Proclamation." " O, yes," said he, " I 
meant something but not everything; I meant this, and no more: 
To save white blood Governor Andrews has been on from Massachu- 
setts to get an order to arm the Yankee negroes. Let him do it. 
Massachusetts is ready. Generals Hunter and Saxton have also been 
on to get an order to arm the Southern negro, as a home-guard,, 
and let the white soldiers, who are dying in the swamps, go to the 
front. Let them do it. The North Carolina department is ready 
for it But, Mr. Lockwood, while your negroes may be ready, I know 
that the officers at the Fort are not ready for it. And Delaware and 
Maryland are not ready. Pennsylvania is not ready. New York is 
not ready. And the country generally is not ready. And we must 
bide our time." And that is what saved the Union. He knew when; 
to act the role of a Napoleon, and when that of a Fabius. And this 
made him a second Washington. The one the fiaither, the other the 
savior of his country. Fraternally yours, 

L. C. Lockwood, 

WilUamSy '37. 
Woodhaven^ Queens Co,y L, L, N, K 



DEER BROOK. 8/ 



DEER BROOK. 



'Neath a quivering arch of green boughs interlacing — 
Of birches and beeches, dark spruces and pines — 

Fringed with ferns and with moss with its delicate tracing,, 
'Mid rocks bounding all with their rugged oudines, 

Darting under a trunk, leaping over a boulder, 
Flowing smoothly in pools where the deep shadows hide. 

And the water is clearer and purer and colder, 
Or, 'neath the bright sun, gliding over a '^ slide," 

Deer Brook flashes down through a cleft in the mountain, 
Murm'ring deep notes of joy, singing snatches of song. 

In rills and cascades — a fair forest fountain — 
With radiant delight as it carols along. 

On its bosom the clouds and sky-tints are reflected ; 

In the depth of its pools sport the bright-spotted trout; 
Through fair vistas of beauty the eye is directed 

To the moss-covered rocks which loom up round about. 

Ah, not all the world o'er can be found keener pleasures 
Than to clamber o'er rocks, or, with moss for a seat. 

To recline and enjoy these beautiful treasures 
Which Nature so lavishly spreads at our feet! 

Delta Upsilon, purest spring flowing, and fairest ! 

With thy source in the mountains of Justice and Right — 
Not the drought of attack nor the debris of error 

Can hinder thy progress or lessen thy might ! 

We will drink of thy waters with zest which increases. 
And bask by thy side in the sunlight of Truth ; 

Our gain, our enjoyment, our love never ceases — 
This, this is the fountain of Immortal Youth ! 

Albert W. Ferris, M. D., 
Keene Valley, Adirondacks. New York^ '78. 



88 A VERMONT EXPERIENCE. 

A VERMONT EXPERIENCE' 



I was visiting a friend, during the April recess, at his country house 
in a little Vermont town. We found plenty of amusement in the day- 
time, but the evenings were long and rather tiresome. One night my 
friend said, " Let's go down to the store and hear the liars." I 
hardly understood his meaning, but I was quite ready for anything 
fresh, so we went. 

" The store " was the one universal emporium and post-office of 
the town. When we went in we found three men sitting in various 
easy positions about the little stove. Two of them — the storekeeper 
and another — were vigorously pumping tobacco juice into a wooden 
box filled with dirt and moss. The third, a grizzly bearded man of 
about fifty, tilted his chair back between two barrels, and puffed medi- 
tatively at a corn-cob pipe. As we took our seats on the counter, my 
friend whispered that the smoker was one of the liars, and that the 
other champion had not yet arrived. 

He came presently, — a. long, lanky young fellow, with a fiery red 
beard and a quick, stammering voice. The hitherto silent tobacco- 
chewers greeted him cordially, and respectfully made room for his 
soap-box between them. He was evidently the favorite. He drew a 
black clay pipe from his pocket and began leisurely filling it. The 
storekeeper looked at him eagerly. 

"Any news up t' ther comer, Frank ?" he asked, at length. 

" Wal, no," replied Frank, slowing his impetuous voice down to an 
irritating drawl : " nothing t' amount t' anything. £d firackett's sold 
one er them shepherd pups ter Calvin Smith." 

" Them are pretty good dogs, er Ed's," suggested the storekeeper. 

The champion smiled complacently. 

** Wal, I guess they are," said he. " Ed tell you what the old one 
done when I wuz down last Sunday ?" 

" No," said the storekeeper. 

My friend nudged me. The grim old fellow between the barrels 
tilted back a little farther, and yawned ostentatiously. 

" I come down ter see Ed's pigs," said the red-bearded youth, with 
a glance toward the barrels, " and there wa'n't nobody ter home ; all 
gone ter meetin'. Wal, I knocked, and that shepherd she come out 
er the shed and looked at me a minute, an' then started fer ther bam. 
I foUered her down, an' she went clear out 'round ter ther back door 
that opens inter ther bam suller. She scratched at ther door, an' I 






A VERMONT EXPERIENCE. 89 

opened it She took me over t' the further pen, where them pigs 
wore, an' barked twice. Then she come out an' took me up t' the 
shed an' showed me her litter er pups, an' barked three times. Done 
jest as wal as £d could, ef he'd been there." 

The narrator scratched a match and began to smoke. 
What did she baik for ?" timidly inquired the storekeeper. 

•* Ter tell me ther price of 'em," replied the champion, scornfully. 
Pigs two dollars, an' pups three dollars." 

Wal, I'll be darned I" said the storekeeper, with a triumphant 
glance at grey-beard. I glanced at my friend, but his face was as 
sober as if he were listening to a sermon. 

The grizzly liar behind the stove hitched his chair a little out of 
the shadow of the barrels, and took his pipe out of his mouth. 

** Shepherds are good dogs," said he, " but they can't hold a candle 
to a good St. Bernard." 

"Look-a-here, Jim," broke in the excitable youth with the red 
beard, " you ken know all about Dakoty wheat fields an' Injuns, but 
fer God's sake let me know a little about dogs 1" 

" I hed a St. Bernard out West," continued the old man, impas- 
sively, '^ that I used ter send 'round ter do all my shoppin'. One day 
I give him a ten dollar gold piece, an' told him ter git two pounds er 
beefsteak an' a hand er terbacker down ter Maguire's, an' take the 
change 'round ter Riley's saloon an' pay Riley what I owed him." 

" Oh, gosh !" ejaculated the red-bearded youth. 

*' Wal, he got a five dollar bill an' some change, an' what do yer 
s'pose he done with it ?" 

*'Took it ter Riley, an' asked him what ther bill wuz, I expect," 
said the red-bearded liar, sarcasticaUy. 

" No," said the other. " He went an' hunted up depperty sheriff 
Jack Green, an' showed him ther bill. 'Twuz a counterfeit, an' Green 
nabbed ther whole gang, with Maguire at ther head of it." 

" Oh, by hokey I" groaned the red-bearded youth. 

The storekeeper sighed heavily, and went to draw a pitcher of 
dder. My friend and I went out When I got outside I drew a long 
breath, and asked him if those men tasked their brains like that every 
night. He said they did ; and ever since then I have been afiraid to 
ask a Vermont man what time it is. 

Harvard College, N. S. Kenison, 

Cambridge, Mass. Harvard^ ^Z^. 



90 CHAPTER LETTERS — AMHERST. 



LETTERS FROM CHAPTERS. 



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

Delta Upsilon, at Amherst, has entered upon an eventful era, both 
advantageous and honorable to our chapter. Mention has already 
been made in the columns of the Quarterly of the room which had 
been granted by the chapter for the use of the scientific members of 
the chapter. But since writing that, the room has undergone a com- 
plete metamorphosis. 

Before the change one could see in this room only bare walls, with 
here and there a cobweb for adornment ; but now — ^brothers, step in 
and see — ^there are three tables, one large one in the centre, on which 
are kept scientific periodicals, charts, maps, and also materials for 
writing and drawing ; on another, the scalpel is used, and on the third, 
microscopical investigation is carried on. 

There are, on another side of the room, two large cabinets ; one 
filled with mineralogical and geological specimens, the other with a 
collection of birds, eggs, skeletons, and also some specimens of hy- 
droid sponges, echinoderms, and some ferns, which one of the profes- 
sors kindly presented for the collection. On the fore walls, physiolog- 
ical charts have been hung ; the decoration of the fireplace, with its 
black woodwork, and the fireboard, shaded in blue from the violet to 
the yellow, on which Brother Wilder, 'S6, has painted a scroll with the 
motto of the room, " Vive la Science," adds greatly to the general ap- 
pearance of the room. Above the mantle we expect to soon see a 
large Delta Upsilon monogram. 

In one of the closets Brother Wilson H. Ferine, *SS, has fitted up 
a photographers' dark room, which he is already using for developing 
his negatives. Another room is to be used as a chemical laboratory^ 
which Brother Pond, '8i, has supplied with chemicals. And now a few 
words as to the value of these rooms, and their relation to our chapter. 
It may be urged against this plan that a society is not a college in it- 
self, and has no business to assume the duties of the same. Granted,, 
however, that society relations cannot take the place of college instruc- 



CHAPTER LETTERS — AMHERST, ADELBERT, 9I 

tion, they can make this instruction more instructive. Moreover, such 
an objection is not raised in the appointment of trainers for drill in 
elocution and rhetoric. Does one branch need more encouragement 
than another ? If such is the case, it can be said that scientific studies 
have been neglected in the past, for one room has always been devoted 
to literary exercises. Again it may be claimed that such a system will 
lead to specializing, and this in turn have an influence in the choice of 
new members, and that our chapter will thus become a set of '' cranks." 

But the object of this new part of our society life is not as a sub- 
stitute for the college curriculum, not an enthronement of science over 
literature, but rather as a fulfilment of that clause in otu: constitution 
which pledges us to help one another in " all that is honorable and 
right." As yet this departure is only an experiment; we do not claim 
much for its practical value, but we do feel confident that it will give us 
additional strength in the line of developing that which Delta Upsilon 
is so proud of, earnest character. Believing such to be the character 
of the work, we would heartily recommend it to our sister chapters, 
hoping they may be fortunate enough to find such enthusiastic scien- 
tists to carry on the work as the Amherst Chapter is favored with. 

With best wishes for Delta Upsilon, 

Fraternally, 

William F, Walker, ^S6. 



Delta Upsilon Hall, 
Adelbert College, Cleveland, O. 
Dear Brothers: 

The Adelbert Chapter sends hearty greeting to her sister chapters 
and the Fraternity at large. We can safely say that our chapter has 
kept even pace with the growing tendency of Delta U. to prosper and 
come smilingly to the top. 

What with the splendid condition of the Quarterly, with the 
glowing reports brought home firom the Convention by our delegates, 
could a chapter keep from boiling over with enthusiasm ? 

We are situated somewhat between two fires. Alpha Delta Phi and 
Delta Kappa Epsilon chapters of old fraternities, who are our chief 
opponents in competing for men. The first mentioned is a good 
square rival, meeting all opponents on a fair and equal ground, while 
Delta Kappa Epsilon is apt to play the sneak in some respects, and 



92 CHAPTER LETTERS — ADELBERT, BROWN. 

delights in men who are of the so-called " tough " class. They, with 
the Beta Theta Pi, have been giving the college some lively times in 
their attempts to steal men from one another. 

In fact, Delta Kappa Epsilon in this college has degenerated, now 
causing little anxiety in working men. Our Alumni are still agitating 
the question of building a chapter house, and our Freshmen are hop- 
ing in the confidence of spending their Senior year in a Delta U. 
temple. 

Speaking of Alumni reminds me that the Cleveland Alumni Chap- 
ter, together with our own, greatly desire the Convention to be held 
here at the earliest opportunity. We have the prettiest city in the 
country, and it looks simply beautiHd in the fall at the time of the 
Convention; besides, we have ample facilities in the way of hotels, 
opera houses, loyal sons, etc., wherewith we may insure you all a 
good time, and make it a rousing success. The past term we have 
had a pleasant visit from two of the Marietta boys, who report that 
chapter to be in a splendid condition. We hope many more Delta 
U.'s will favor us with visits. We are glad to meet Alumni and under- 
graduates of other chapters, and exchange views and ideas. 

Fraternally, 

Frank Kuhn. 



Delta Upsilon Hall, 
Brown University, Providence, R. I. 

Dear Brothers : 

Our Chapter sends greeting to all the sisters. 

We are prosperously pursuing the " even tenor " of our way, though 
the evenness here spoken of must not be understood to imply monotony. 
At our last Public the old hall was completely filled. Specially enter- 
taining were the reading by Brother Packard, and the last number — 
the hit of the evening — "A Half-hour in the President's Office," writ- 
ten by Brother Bronson. Brother White took with becoming dignity 
the part of Prex, and to him entered the various characters which are 
so familiar to every coUege man : the man who has '< flunked " in 
nearly every " exam.," the athletic man, the boating man, the base ball 
man, the '' slave " with a sweeping denunciation of the ministerial stu- 
dent who has poured water on his head " thray times, yer honor," etc., 



CHAPTER LETl'ERS — BROWN. 93 

etc The " Social Question " was announced as next in order, and 
though, perhaps, the discussion of it was not carried on in strict econ- 
omic fashion, yet, since we rejoiced in the help of Professor Andrews 
and his wife, and in the aid, also, of quite a large number of " other fel- 
lows^ sisters," the said discussion was one of the pleasantest inour annals. 
The Chapter is congratulating itself on the election of Professor 
Andrews to the Presidency of the Delta Upsilon Club of New England, 
at the last annual banquet of the club in Boston. Six brothers went 
from the Chapter to the dinner, and of our alumni. Brothers Andrews, 
'84, French, '85, were present, and Professors Andrews and Liscomb 
with their wives. The whole affair was very pleasant; the only draw- 
back in the eyes of the Brown brethren was the late hour of beginning 
which compelled them, in order to catch their train, to depart before 
all the good things had been said. 

In our last letter we said that there was considerable curiosity in 
the college as to what the Faculty would devise to take the place of 
the gray and ancient Commencement exercises. Now, behold, the 
egg is hatched, and the project of the pundits is before us. It is briefly 
this. 

Three-fifths of the entire Senior class from those who have passed 
every examination, are appointed to write orations. Half of these 
orations are selected by the Professor of Rhetoric as surpassing the 
other half in excellence. Further, from this so selected half, a commit- 
tee consisting of the President, the Professor of Rhetoric, and the other 
member, who is to be named by the Faculty, are to choose ten orations 
to be delivered on the great and final day. 

This scheme was received by the students with entire approval. It 
certainly deserves such a reception, for, clearly, if the selections are 
properly made, no man who cannot write a good oration and deliver 
it with some degree, at least, of grace and spirit, can go upon the plat- 
form. It is thus a vast improvement over the old system. But while 
each man approved the method, he seems to have approved it as ap- 
plied to his neighbor rather than to himself. A great number of the 
best men in the class resigned their appointments. The orations 
would require too much time and labor, especially as they were to be 
handed in by the 28th of April. Only one of our men is going to write, 
though all six had appointments. Alpha Delta Phi may do a little 
better, but, at last accounts, the committee would have the enormous 
task of selecting ten out of eleven orations. 



94 CHAPTER LETTERS — BROWN. 

Our Chapter has taken rather a new departure in its work. It has 
organized itself into an imitation of the United States Senate. Brother 
Willet is President pro Um. Brother Martin is Clerk, while the rest 
of the brethren are allotted to the different States as Senators, one to 
each State, as far as they will go. We have had only one session as 
yet, but three bills, one on the financial question, the other a pension 
bill a mile long, the third on Presidential succession, have been intro- 
duced. At the first meeting after the spring recess we shall pick up 
the thread again and go on for several meetings with the regular rou- 
tine of the Senate, as nearly as we can conform to it. We think it will 
be excellent practice, though as yet we do not know exactly how it will 
work. It leaves debate free to all, and makes a man who really cares 
to work look up every subject on which a bill has been brought in. 

We have tried the experiment of which we spoke in the last Quar- 
terly — that of a serial story, and found it a complete success, and a very 
entertaining part of our weekly programmes. We can recommend it 
highly. Not long ago the Chapter went into committee of the whole 
and read Tennyson's " Passing of Arthur." Before the reading several 
brothers designated for the duty gave short accounts of the original 
Welsh legends of Arthur, of Geoffrey of Monmouth's tale, and of Ten- 
nyson's version of the Sage. 

Another variation in the regular literary programme came up very 
pleasantly in an entirely informal way. We were gathered around our 
center table, and a volume of Longfellow had been passing from hand 
to hand, as did the harp in the old Saxon halls, when as some brother 
took a long time in finding a poem to his mind. Brother Bronson 
volunteered to give us a selection from memory. The b03rs assented 
heartily and he gave Milton's " Hymn on the Nativity." This set the 
good example ; the brethren cdled up from the depths of their memo- 
ries one poem after another, some of Wordsworth, " Thaugbrand the 
Priest " from Longfellow, and more than one beside. At the meeting 
before this, one of the brothers had, by regular appointment, read selec- 
tions from Wordsworth. The poems chosen would have given any 
one imfamiliar with the poet, who is a mystery to very many, a good 
idea of his peculiar style. 

We still make literary work our chief aim. We enjoy it and en- 
courage each other in it We do not neglect the social element of 
life, but, unlike some of our sister chapters, we find literary work for 
Delta U., however hard we are pressed with college work, a source of 



CHAPTER LETTERS — ^BROWN, MADISON. 95 

pleasure instead of a burden, and, when Friday night comes we find 
our best relaxation in the solid work, which we intersperse with singing 
and conversation. To alter lago's words, we are nothing here at 
Brown if we are not literary. And we say this in no mere boasting 
spirit. Such work is the centre of our Chapter life, and we wish the 
same were true of all our Chapters. The men to whom we can point 
as trained in this way go far, in our opinions, to demonstrate the truth 
of our claim. 

Yours fraternally, 

Norman M. Isham. 



Delta Upsilon House, 
Madison University, Hamilton, N. Y., 

Dear Brothers: 

Once more, as we near the close of another college year, the 
Madison Chapter sends a fraternal greeting to her sister chapters. 

The future seems encouraging and promising for us. While we 
would not under-estimate the power of our rival societies, yet we feel 
that our only position is at the top of the ladder. A No. x is our pass- 
word. 

We have four pledged men in the Senior Class of Colgate Academy, 
one of whom will certainly be Valedictorian, and another wiU take 
either second or third honor. 

Our regular meetings are held on Wednesday evenings. The usual 
scheme consists of declamations, essays, orations, addresses, and 
debates, conducted upon parliamentary principles. We have found it 
profitable to vary the scheme from time to time, as occasion may call 
for. We devote an evening now and then to the study of some promi- 
nent author. Essays are prepared and selections read upon his life 
and works. We have also found the presentation of Shakespeare's 
plays both amusing and instructive. This practice relieves the monot- 
ony of dull work, and at the same time is very profitable. 

The faculty of the University consists of thirteen professors, four 
of whom are Delta U. men. Also in the Colgate Academy three of 
the five professors are Delta U.*s, thus giving us a total of seven 
professors here. 



96 CHAPTER LETTERS— MADISON. 

We are proud and happy to report a spirit of harmony and good- 
fellowship among us. The shadow of discord has not yet been dis- 
cerned. In this we deem ourselves most fortunate, for once permit 
the seeds of disunion and cliquism to take root, and disintegration* 
will commence. 

We have not had the usual number of visitors this year, the cause* 
of which we attribute to the approaching Convention. However, let 
none pass by without calling, for we are always readyjto give a hearty 
welcome to any of our brothers who may find it possible to call on us. 
We cannot show you a babbling brook in whose waters we immerse our 
initiates, nor an array of spikes on which we set those whom we are 
about to embrace in brotherly affection, but we can give you a true 
fraternal welcome; we can and will open our hall and our hearts to 
you all 

We endeavor to treat the members of rival societies as gentlemen.. 
The leading position which Delta Upsilon occupies here naturally 
produces much ill-feeling and envy. We have found, however, that our 
respectful treatment of opposing society-men not only aids Delta. 
Upsilon but is the best way to put in practice the principles upon 
which the Fraternity is founded. 

We have done good work during the past two terms, but its results- 
will not be apparent until the spring term, when the prize work com- 
mences. We will not predict the results, but we hope that a consid- 
erable portion of the prizes will fall to the lot of Delta Upsilon. 

We still maintain a high social standing, but we endeavor to make 
this aim subservient, rather than paramount, to literary achievements. 
Social standing is highly desirable, but literary and mathematical suc- 
cesses are more tangible and are better evidences of the mental 
calibre of our men. We find that " to hold the fort " demands inces- 
sant toil. We realize fully that true success cannot be gained by rest- 
ing upon the achievements of those who have gone before. Eadi class- 
must do its full duty in carrying forward the work, in maintaining the 
principles, and upholding the honored name of Delta Upsilon. 

Fraternally, 

Alfred W. Wishart, '89.. 



CHAPTER LETTERS — MARIETTA. 97 

Delta Upsilon Hall, 
Marietta College, Marietta, Ohio. 
Dear Brothers : 

As noted in the " News Items " of the Quarterly's last issue, 
Marietta begins her second half century under a new administration. 
At the head of the list headed " Faculty," in the last catalogue, stand 
the words, ** Hon. John Eaton, Ph.D., LL. D., President." Were these 
words lacking, the text of the catalogue itself would plainly show the 
presence of a new hand — ^though by no means an inexperienced one. 
The number of elective studies is largely increased, new lectures are an- 
nounced, and an outline of the work under each professor is ably set forth. 

On the evening of March 25, President Eaton and his wife gave a 
reception to the students and their '' lady friends," the resident trus- 
tees, the Faculty, and others especially interested in the college. In 
the words of the "lady friends," the reception was "just lovely." 
Mrs. Eaton is highly accomplished in the musical direction, and her 
hearty, cordial ways, I doubt not, will soon make her immensely popu- 
lar with the students. 

But let us return for a few minutes to the Catalogue. Each copy 
owned by a Delta U. seems to open of itself to a certain page, appar- 
ently indicating a frequent perusal thereof! This page is headed 
" College Honors." The explanation of the frequent perusal is now 
easy ; viz., that nine of the sixteen men whose names are down as 
receiving honors and prizes last year, nine, I say, were Delta U.'s. 
The list is headed by the Valedictorian of '85, Brother Charles L. 
Mills. Of the eight money prizes which we took, Jive yrtrt first prizes ; 
two second, and one was a half of the largest prize given — ^that ^in 
American History. To state it in another way, our men received 
almost sixty-one and one-half per cent, of the money dispensed, leav- 
ing the other three societies to divide thirty-eight and one-half per 
cent, among them. The probabilities are that we shall take the same 
stand this year, with the addition of one or two prizes. 

Under these circumstances it is a little amusing to see the comfort 
which our chief rival. Alpha Sigma Phi (local society), takes in '89, 
where she expects to secure the first two honors. If her hopes are not 
blasted, the commencement of '89 will be the first time she has had 
anything higher than third place for six years ; i. ^., since '83. 

But high scholarship is not the only essential to the usefulness and 
influence of a chapter. There must be warm fellowship and earnest 



98 CHAPTER LETTERS-:— MARIETTA. 

desire to make the chapter of the utmost attainable benefit to its mem- 
bers, and a credit to its fraternity. In the last Quarterly was out- 
lined the plan which we, at Marietta, intended following to gain these 
results. Our hopes have been fully realized. 

The first public entertainment which we gave, was held on Friday 
evening, March 12. About seventy were present, including President 
Eaton and several others of the faculty, our resident alumni and wives, 
the " lady friends " of the active members, and the fiiends of the 
Fraternity in general. The main features of the evening was a lecture, 
by Brother William A. Shedd, descriptive of his joumciy through Persia 
and Asian Russia on his return to America last year. Brother Shedd's 
father is at the head of the college and seminary at Oroomiah, Persia, 
where Brother Shedd taught for the succeeding three years, at the dose 
of his Sophomore year in Marietta. The lecture was delivered by 
request before the I. O. O. F. Lodge, and was repeated for our benefit 
with the additional advantage of being illustrated by the impersonation 
of several characters in costume. The whole presented a most vivid 
picture of Persiani customs and peculiarities. After the lecture some 
time was very enjoyably spent in conversation, examination of the 
various Persian curiosities and photographs, singing of Delta U. songs, 
etc All our friends seemed thoroughly delighted with the entertain- 
ment, passing many compliments upon the clear, smooth style in 
which the speaker expressed himself. Those who had not before 
visited our hall expressed surprise at its comfortable, not to say elegant, 
furnishing, the convenience of its stage arrangements and its general 
adaptability for social and public uses. 

On every side we were asked why we " hadn't thought of this 
before," and urged by all means to do something of the kind often in the 
future. Several said that they should think our non-secrecy and the 
availability of our hall to outsiders would give us a tremendous advant- 
age over the other societies — in which way of thinking they were correct. 

I should like to talk on awhile, to tell you of the cosy little spread 
— attended by none but undergraduates and pledged men — held at the 
close of the term, and of other matters, in which Delta U. is interested; 
but I will close now, as I always believed in that saying (Plato's, 
wasn't it ?), " Enough is enough, and doo much is a blenty !" 

So "all ye merry gentlemen" of Delta Upsilon good luck and 
great joy. Heartily and Fraternally yours, 

Edward B. Haskell, '87. 



CHAPTER LETTERS — SYRACUSE. 99 

Delta Upsilon Hall, 
Syracuse University, Syracuse, N. Y. 

Dear Brothers: 

Besides Delta Upsilon we have here chapters of four fraternities, 
one local society, and three ladies' societies, commonly termed 
sororities. 

Delta Kappa Epsilon was established in 1871. She has somewhat 
over thirty alumni in the city, the majority being from this chapter, 
and twenty-five undergraduate members, the two lower classes largely 
predominating. This chapter has the reputation here of being one of 
the best, if not the best, in that firatemity; and if this were true the 
fraternity would have slight cause for anything but satisfaction. Her 
members, with a few exceptions, take good rank in class-room work ; 
they make a good showing on the platform, in the upper classes, per- 
haps better than the average ; they take an active interest in athletics, 
and, generally speaking, do their share in supporting the various stu- 
dent enterprises. One of the peculiarities of Delta Kappa Epsilon is, 
that she is formed of such diverse, almost opposing, elements ; but, 
while a smaller chapter might be embarrassed under like circumstances, 
she seems to show no outward trouble. 

The religious element is apparently not so strong as it was a year 
or two ago, and the free-social element is stronger. They do not quite 
sustain the reputation for good work earned by their predecessors ; 
but it is probable, as sometimes happens in the history of a college 
society, that this is a temporary condition, and that Delta Kappa 
Epsilon will continue to be one of the strong fraternities. They are 
in the main a good, pleasant set of fellows. 

Psi Upsilon was formed from Upsilon ELappa — a local society — 
in 1875. Her alumni support in the city is strong, there being more 
than forty resident graduates. She has fourteen men in college, her 
strength being mosdy in the Senior and Freshman classes. Psi Upsilon 
holds a good position socially, her dty alumni being a great advantage 
in this respect In scholarship she has not been strong since the gradu- 
ation of '84. In athletics she takes an active interest, and ordinarily 
figures prominendy in general college affairs. From '89 she secured 
a delegation strong in numbers no less than in other respects, and she 
is generally in a prosperous condition. 

As to ourselves, there is not much to be said — we are on good 



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100 CHAPTER LETTERS — MICHIGAN. 

• 

terms with all. Rivalry here seldom leads to strife, and it is very 
rarely that fraternity feeling causes unpleasantness. 

The Oncndagan this year has been a decided success both finan- 
cially and as to excellence, as compared with former issues. The dty 
dailies have been very fi*ee in commenting on it as the best yet pro- 
duced, and as we have had two men on the board, and as they have 
been instrumental in bringing it to a successful issue, we feel somewhat 
of satisfaction in the result. 

We send greeting to all the chapters. 

Fraternally, 

John S. Bovingdon, '87. 



Delta Upsilon Hall, 
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich. 
Dear Brothers: 

Michigan Chapter sends to all her sisters a most hearty greeting. 
We number at present twenty active members, of whom two are alum- 
ni. Oiu: meetings are held usually on Saturday nights in our down- 
town hall. 

The size of the University, and the opporttmity afforded to stu- 
dents of electing, within reasonable limits, such work as they choose, 
makes a fraternity a pleasant and profitable addition to student-life, 
rather than a vital part of it, and to a certain extent relieves the soci- 
ety from the responsibility of carrying on literary work of its own. 
We do not mean by this statement, however, to imply any lack of loy- 
alty of the members of Delta Upsilon or any neglect of the literary 
work, which we consider to be one of the highest and most important 
duties which every Delta U. owes to his chapter, his Fraternity, and 
himself. Without such work our Fraternity is liable to degenerate in- 
to a mere social club, as so many of the other Greek-letter societies 
have done. We may be extreme in our views, but in our opinion a 
chapter which loses sight of the fact that the Fraternity has pledged 
itself to intellectual as well as to moral and social culture, fails, in a 
measure, to grasp part of the true significance of the object for which 
Delta Upsilon exists. 

The relations of the college societies at Michigan are curiously in- 
consistent. Collectively speaking, every society hates every other to 
a greater or less extent. All the firatemity men hate the independents. 



CHAPTER LETTERS — MICHIGAN. 10 1 

Yet SO purely general is this ill-feeling that some of the members of 
one fraternity room with other society men or independents, and soci- 
ety lines are not drawn deeply enough to prevent the formation of 
wann friendships across them. 

As to the fraternities here, they do very little if any literary work, 
-and some of them are but little more than boarding-clubs. Three or 
four make pretensions to aristocracy, and another is characterized by 
the immorality of its members. With the exception of this last, we 
can oflfer no very severe criticism on any of our rivals here. 

The college publications are : The Palladium^ published annually 
by the secret societies ; The Oracle^ a Sophomore annual ; The Chron- 
icle \ a bi-weekly college papery and The Argonaut^ a weekly. The 
Jhlladium is avowedly hostile to us ; the Oracle does not recognize so- 
cieties, and this year \re have had one of its editors ; the Chronicle is 
under the control of the Delta Kappa Epsilons, Psi Upsilons, and 
some of the other societies ; the Argonaut^ in whose foimdation we 
had an interest, is supported by the Phi Kappa Psis, Alpha Delta Phis, 
Delta U's, and others. 

The college organizations are two literary societies, and engineering, 
scientific, dramatic, musical, and philosophical societies, the Students' 
Christian Association, the Rugby Association — which has just estab- 
lished a gymnasium imder the direction of a competent instructor — 
and the Students' Lecture Association, which presents annually a 
course of lectures by such men as Talmage, Burdette, Carleton, and 
Canon Farrar. With the receipts it maintains a reading-room. 

The spirit of the administration of the college is a liberal one, and 
the reins of power are held firmly but not too tightly. In chapel at- 
tendance, the election of studies, and the choice of hours, great free- 
dom is allowed, no prizes nor marks are offered as bribes to produce 
an unhealthy zeal in the student, but a regular attendance and an ear- 
nest puisuit of college work is insisted on. Consequently the college 
bummer who looks upon his degree as a quid pro quo for his dues, and 
who spends his four years at college in masterful inactivity, is a rare 
specimen at Michigan. 

So far we have said but little of ourselves, and for the reason that 
we believe we are a typical chapter of Delta U., and that that type is 
too well known to need description. This year we have no chapter- 
house, but next year we shall either build a tempnrary.one or else rent 
a house. 



I02 SOUVENIR. 

We are all pleased with the steady improvement in the Quarter- 
ly, and hope that it will neither follow the example of the Rhombaidy 
and die, nor degenerate into a ^-ly, like the magazine so often refer- 
red to, which gets the better of Uncle Sam's postal service. 

With our love and best wishes for our sister chapter»— our new 
little sisters especially — we bid you farewell. 

Fraternally, 

Arthur L. Benedict, '87. 



SOUVENIR. 



FROM THE FRENCH OF AUGUSTE FONTANEY. 



Dost thou remember. Dear, the lonely glade, 

Where' first I breathed the vows of ardent love ? 
The quiet evening seemed for wooing made ; 

The twinkling stars looked blessings from above; 
A gentle blush suffused thy modest face ; 

I read my happy future in thine eyes, 
Our hearts communed in one long fond embrace. 

And swore a love as lasting as the skies. 
But when, in all my glowing happiness. 

To paint my new found joy I sought a name, 
I said thou wert my Life — that God would bless 

Such perfect love, " No ! No ! " thou did'st exclaim, 
" But call me. Dear, thy Soul, to live alway, 

I need the vow of its eternity. 
Thy life, Alas, stem Death will take away ; 

Thy Soul bids hope for immortality." 

University of Rochester, Edward T. Parsons, 

Rochester, N. Y. Rochester^ ^Z^. 



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DELTA U. NEWS ITEMS. 



William F. Walker, Amherst, '86, Amherst, Mass., is Secretary of 
the Delta U. Camping Assodation. All those who would like to spend 
part of the summer vacation at the Camp are requested to communi- 
cate with him. Also to state their preferences for Lake George or the 
sea-shore as the location for this year's camp. 

The editor of the Quarterly, in order to complete files of our 
Fraternity publications, wishes the following Annuals, containing the 
records and addresses of the 38th, 39th, and 40th Conventions. The 
Fraternity catalogues of 1844, 1853, 1859, and 1867. Vol. II. Nos. 
one and two of Our Recordy published in 1868-69. All issues of the 
Caduceus except December, 1869, and all issues of the University 
^n^jMi/ published by the Rochester Chapter of Delta Upsilon, 1871-76. 

Of the 182 men who have been admitted to the Fraternity during the 
past year. New York State heads the list with 45 ; Pennsylvania comes 
next with 24 ; and others come in the following order : New Jersey, 
21; Massachusetts, zi; Ohio, 10; Illinois and Michigan each 9] 
Maryland, Vermont and Wisconsin, 6 ; Maine and Rhode Island, 4 ; 
Connecticut, Indiana, and Virginia, 3 ; Iowa, Minnesota, New Hamp- 
shire and Sweden, 2 ; and one each from Delaware, Germany, India, 
Japan, Kentucky, Missouri, Nebraska, Persia, Tennessee, and Turkey. 

To those members of the Fraternity, who in summer, like to change 
as much as possible from their customary surroundings, the Delta 
U. Camping Association offers an excellent opportunity to gratify their 
desires. Whether located at Lake George or at the sea-shore, the 
camp life varies little, and the same good times can always be counted 
upon. How the eyes, glisten, the cheeks glow, and the hands rise in 
gesture, as the old campers tell us of the many happy days they have 
spent upon the placid bosom of glorious old Lake George ; exploring 
its scores of beautiful islands, rambling and driving among its noble I 
rows of encircling hills, those exciting boat races for a pennant held by I 
some fair hand, the base ball, tennis, and swimming matches, the moon- 1 
light rows on the lake, the hops and entertainments at the seven hotels. | 
KXL these bring up a flood of pleasant memories to the camper's j 
mind and he tells us further what pleasure there was in that close ^ 
brotherly intercourse between members of widely scattered chapters, | 
the joy in the hours spent in singing our Fraternity songs, and of the { 
hours of animated discussion concerning the welfare of Delta U. 



I 



104 NEWS ITEMS — ^THE ALBANY BANQUET. 

THE ALBANY BANQUET. 

The St. Marc tendered its hospitalities to a gracious company of 
college alumni last evening. The occasion was the first annual ban- 
quet of the Delta Upsilon Association of Albany, a body embracing 
within its membership a host of bright and congenial spirits. Last 
evening's celebration proved most enjoyable, as was to have been ex- 
pected. Covers were laid for forty, and its gastronomical, social, and 
mental features were beyond criticism. After an elaborate banquet 
had been appreciatively discussed, Toastmaster John F. Mondgnani, 
Cornell^ '79, announced the following toasts, which were responded to 
with rare wit and eloquence : 

Our Fraternity, - - Hon. Benjamin, A. Willis, Union^ '61 

" One equal temper of heroic hearts." — Tennyson. 

Our New Chapters, - - Otto M. Eidlitz, ComeU, '81 

*' Heaven lies about ns in our infancy." — WtuUworth. 

Union College, - - Rev. Spencer M. Adsit, Union^ '77 

" Teach these boys facts."— Z>»Vit«w. 
Our Ministers, - - Rev. Smith T. Ford, Afadison^ '78 

« A sound divine is one who is vox et proeterea nihil." 
Our Teachers, - - Professor Frank L. Nason, Amherst^ '81 

"By doing this jre wonld not as befool. 
Media ! the idea makes onr blood run cool; 
Besides, of classics we'denongh at schooL" 

Our Doctors, - . Peter R. Furbeck, M.D., Union^ '54 

" When fevers bnrn or ague freezes, 
Rhenmatics gnaw or colic squeezes, 
Our neighbor's sympathy may ease us 
Wth pitying groan." — Bums, 

Delta U. in Politics, - - Hon. Charles D. Baker, Cornell^ '74 

<' Politics ! Spend your life to spare the worlds."— J?. Browning, 

The Ladies, ... Robert J. Landon, Unwn^ '80 

<' Is there a heart that never loved 
Nor felt soft woman's sigh ?" 

Upon conclusion of the regular toasts Ex-Congressman WlUis, 
Unim^ '61, was made the " Pope " of the evening, and created much 
merriment in that role. During the evening an election of officers was 
held to serve for the ensuing year, with the following result 



NEWS ITEMS — ^THE BOSTON BANQUET. IO5 

Pteskknty - - - Hon, Charles D. Baker, Cornell^ '74 

Vice-Prestdent, - - . Lewis Cass, Union^ '78 

Treasurer, . . - Jared W. Scudder, Rutgers^ '83 

Secretary, ... Robert J. Landon, Union^ '80 

The guests of the evening were : 

Col. Benjamin A. Willis, Uniatiy '6z, Frederick M. Crossett, New 
York, '84, Otto M. Eidlitz, CameU, '81, and Robert J. Eidlitz, Cornell^ 
'85, aU of New York City. — Albany Journal^ April 22. 

THE BOSTON BANQUET. 

The third annual reunion and banquet of the Delta Upsilon Club 
of New England was held on February 22d at the Quincy House,, 
about one hundred members, with ladies, being present. At five 
o'clock the business meeting was held in one of the parlors of the 
hotel, the following officers being elected for the ensuing year: 
President, Prof. E. Benjamin Andrews, lA^.X)., Brawn, '70 ; Vice-Presi- 
dent, Henry Randall Waite, Ph.D., Hamilton, %Z \ Secretary, George 
F. ^^ezxi. Brawn, '81. Executive Committee: Chairman, William V* 
Kellen, ^'8x\,,Brawn,*'^2\ Charles B.Wheelock,Esq., Cornell, '76; Hon. 
James White, WiUiams,' i\ \ John C. Ryder, Colby, '82; Arthur C. 
Stannard, Michigan, '84; Robert S. Bickford, Harvard, '85, and 
Edwin R. Utley, Amherst, '85. The guests of the club were ex- 
Congressman Benjamin A. Willis, Union, '61 ; Frederick M. Crossett,. 
New York, '84, and Otto M. Eidlitz, Cornell, '81, all of New York 
City. 

The club sat down to dinner at half-past seven o'clock. After the 
tables had been cleared the toast-master of the evening was introduced, 
and that gentleman, the Rev. Edward E. Atkinson, Brawn, '79, of 
Cambridge, made an interesting address to the club. He then intro- 
duced the newly elected president, Professor E. Benjamin Andrews, 
who thanked the club for electing him president, and congratulated 
the retiring president for having done more for the club than any other 
president before him. The attendance is one hundred per cent, more 
than last year. He congratulated all present upon the presence of the 
ladies. He did not believe that there is a better organization of 
alumni in the land than the Delta Upsilon Club. The desire to have 
our college education more solid, less bookish, is a growing one, and 
this question of education is one that all college men must be inter* 



to6 NEWS ITEMS — THE BOSTON BANQUET. 

ested in. Another problem of the Delta Upsilon is the desire to make 
the graduate capable of grappling with the political questions of the 
day when he comes out of college; he thought that Delta Upsilon is 
doing great work in this line, and he congratulated the members on 
that fact. Another problem is the moral training of the students in 
'Our colleges. For twenty-six years Delta Upsilon has been a great 
worker in Brown University for the moral improvement of all the 
'-students. He wished all prosperity to the club and success for its work. 

Ex-Congressman Benjamin A. Willis, of Union, '6i, was introduced 
^th a few well-chosen remarks by the toast-master. It had been his 
good fortune to traverse Boston, to witness its beauty and admire its 
buildings, but he thought it a crime that Faneuil Hall is neglected and 
allowed to be a market. He believed the Delta Upsilon Fraternity to 
be more prosperous and in better condition to-day that any other col- 
lege fraternity. He could wish the club long life and prosperity in the 
words. Hail, Delta Upsilon, all hail I 

Professor William S. Liscomb, of Brown, '72, responded for "The 
Ladies." He thought that the club represented the family as it never 
had before, although the fraternal feeling had always prevailed before « 
the ladies came to the banquet. He knew that the meeting must be 
all the more pleasant on account of the presence of the fair sex. Wom- 
en are becoming stronger and stronger every day, he said, and one of 
our colleges is preparing to present a higher system of education for 
them. The Hon. David Thayer, M.D., Union, '41, introduced as the 
oldest graduate present, spoke interestingly of college days. He had 
had breakdowns in the method of study, as he supposed many students 
have had. A student who, by too close application to study, gets a 
headache, should stop for a while. Henry Randall Waite, President 
of the American Institute of Civics, spoke about "The right relation of 
things." He claimed that the Delta Upsilon was founded on that 
principle. Some men had wrong ideas of the use of a college course, 
and the Fraternity, was founded to try and establish the right relation 
of things. The Fraternity has poured much inspiration into its mem- 
bers to enable them to do right. He thought a step in the right di- 
rection was the invitation for the ladies to be present, and he hoped they 
would be present at each succeeding reunion. He made an address 
on the right of women, with the same endowments as their brothers, to 
command the same wages and places — ^not to obtain such wages and 
places as a mere favor. 



NEWS ITEMS — ^THE NEW YORK BANQUET, IO7 

Secretary Bean read a number of letters of regret from Victor C. 
Anderson, Harvard^ '85, Professor Winslow Upton, Brown^ '75, Ex- 
Governor William Bross, WUKamSy '38, of the Chicago JHbutu^ and 
from the Delta Upsflon Club of Rochester. The Hon. James White, 
of WUHamSy '51, a member of the mother chapter of Delta Upsilon, 
spoke briefly, and was followed by a few other speakers. — Boston 
Herald. 

THE NEW YORK BANQUET. 

The Fifth Annual Reunion and dinner of the New Yor)c Delta 
Upsilon Qub was given at the Metropolitan Hotel, on Friday evening, 
March 19, 1886. The Club, which is composed of members of the 
Fraternity living in New York and vicinity, was well represented at 
the dinner, though some of the prominent men who were expected to 
be present were unavoidably absent. 

The arrangements were complete, and through the careful and 
painstaking labors of the Committee, everything was highly satisfactory. 
A reception Committee, consisting of Samuel B. Duryea of New York^ 
Alexander D. Noyes of Amherst^ Ezra S. Tipple of Syracuse^ Josiah 
A. Hyland of Hamilton^ Frederick M. Crossett of New York, Otto M. 
Eidlitz of Cameliy William F. Campbell of New York, and George G. 
Saxe, Jr., of Columbia^ assisted in doing the courtesies of the occasion, 
and as no third person is necessary in order to perform an introduc- 
tion ceremony, when two Delta U. brothers meet, the functions of the 
Committee were largely of the " pump handle " nature. And as these 
functions were discharged by the members of the Committee with great 
exertion and the utmost quietness (?) it was the common remark that 
the " pump handle " was getting to be almost as awfully mysterious as 
the " dorg " and Wooglin of a Western society. Before the dinner the 
members of the Club assembled in the private parlors of the hotel and 
at a business session held at that time, the following officers were 
elected for the ensuing year : President, The Hon. Benjamin A. Willis, 
Union, '61 ; Vice-president, Alexander D. Noyes, Amherst, '83 ; 
Treasurer, Otto M. Eidlitz, Cornell, '81 ; Secretary, Frederick M. 
Crossett, New York, '84 ; Executive Council, Samuel B. Duryea, New 
York, *66; Abraham B. Havens, Rutgers, '82 ; J. A. Hyland, Hamilton, 
'75; Charles E. Hughes, Brown, '81 ; and Nelson G. McCrea, Column 
bia, '85. 



I08 NEWS ITEMS — ^THE NEW YORK BANQUET. 

At the dinner old friends arranged themselves together about the 
table and sat down to a splendid m6nu, and it was a jolly gathering 
too, where songs and jokes were well appreciated. 

About the board were many who had often enjoyed similar occa- 
sions together, and who thus were entirely too conversant with 
the " tender spots " of each other to let them escape without a shot 
There were the Convention " veterans " in full numbers, save Marc 
Allen of Madison, Roberts of Western Reserve and Chamberlain of 
Michigan, whose chairs this time were in mourning ; the Information 
Bureau was there in a body, and there were parts of the Song Book 
and Quinquennial Committees, a majority of the Quarterly editors, 
and four of the five members of the Executive Council; then there 
were graduates of twenty years' standing and more, still as jolly as of 
old ; and then there were several (the patriarch of whom was the Hon. 
George W. Clarke, Union, '39,) who were boys in college at the time 
the Fraternity was founded, and who were greatly pleased to hear what 
a splendid condition the Fraternity was in, and to know the size of the 
ball they had set rolling in college fifty years ago. These last told 
many a happy reminiscence, which stirred up the hearts and the loyalty 
of the younger brothers. Cheer after cheer followed the recital of the 
early difficulties and triumphs of our founders. The presence of these 
old graduates, though each one declined to be called '' old " and 
declared he was still young, — added greatly to the enjoyment of the 
evening. A large number of the chapters were represented by 
graduates, and among them were Williams, Union, Madison, Hamil- 
ton, Syracuse, New York, Rutgers, Lafayette, Cornell, Brown, Amherst, 
Rochester, Columbia, Marietta and Western Reserve, 

After the dinner Charles Evans Hughes — The inimitable " Hug- 
^s"^^Brown, '8i, perpetrated his jokes, old and new, upon the 
banqueters and speakers, who responded to this excellent list of 
toasts. 

The Fraternity, - - - - Abraham B.' Havens, 

« Great souls by instinct to each other tnm : Rutgers, *82. 

Demand alliance, and in friendship barn." — Addison, 

Delta U. in Law, - . . Hon. Benjamin A. Willis, 

"Tariff for Revenue only." UnioHy »6i. 

---Old Play, 



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Delta U. in Politics, ... Hon. Amos G. Hull, 

<* Ring oat the ancient forms of party strife." Ukum, '40. 

Ddta U. in the Ministry, ... Rev. John C. Allen, 

** He watched, and wept, and prayed, and felt for alL" Madison^ '74. 

— Goldsmith, 

Delta U. in Medicine, ... Albert W. Ferris, M.D., 

" I am here with my little stomach pnmp." New YorJk, '78. 

"-SAakespeare (Edition of 1886). 

Our Founders, ... James W. Brown, M.D., 

** From the heights of happy winning, Williams, '40. 

Gaze we back on hope's beginning." — Goodale, 

The Last Convention, - - - - Rossiter Johnson, 

" So they meet once again, and re- weave the old charm." Rochester, '63. 

— Owen Meredith, 

The Executive Council, - - - Otto M. Eidlitz, 

" My office is purely executive." Cornell, '81. 

— G, Cleveland, 

Modus Operandi, - - - - Edward M. Bassett, 

" And here is a boy with a three-decker brain ; Amherst, '84. 
He can harness a team with a logical chain." — Holmes, 

Our New Chapters, ... - William W. Weller, 

" Behold the child among its new bom blisses." Lafayette, '85. 

— Wordsworth, 

The Ladies, - - - - - Starr J. Murphy, 

" Disgaise onr bondage, as we will, Amherst, '81. 

'Tis woman, woman rules ns still." — Moore, 



• • • «« Here's my hand ; 

And mine, with my heart in't. And now tarewell." — Shakespeare, 

The speeches were all in a happy vein, and awakened intense I 
enthusiasm. Hughes as Toastmaster, was all that could be desired 
from such a personage. Colonel Willis was even more felicitous than 
usual, and Brother Murphy, because of recent experiences, spoke 
feelingly of the ladies in general and particular. Mr. Johnson was 
especially happy in his response, and apropos of the results of the 
'' Last Convention " and the prospects of the next one, he in closing, 
read the following original verses : 



no NEWS ITEMS — ^THE NEW YORK BANQUET, 

• New lamps for old 1 — and shall we have more light 

On any mystery of our mortal days. 
Since Eighty-five has set in endless night. 
And Eighty-six has risen on our gaze 
With brighter rays ? 

New hopes for old desires, forgotten now. 
That last year often broke oar nightly rest. 

Tried the whole heart, and taxed the fnrrowed brow. 
And sent the fancy nor-by-sonth-by-west. 
On foolish qnest ! 

New blossoms for dead fruit, and sweets in hive ! 

This sturdy branch of Time's perennial tree, 
Which counts its harvests up to eighty-five. 

Must bear of golden pippins two or three. 
For you and me. 

New loves for hatreds dead ! Fresh fisith and strong. 
For worn-out grudges and resentments old, 

For all the brood of prejudice and wrong. 
The petty spites and malice manifold 
That now are cold. 

New blood for watery Age I New brawn for youth ! 

Fresh heaps of fuel for Ambition's fires ! 
New explorations in the realms of Truth, 

New songs of genius from unheard-of lyres, 
And silent choirs I 

New friends, perhaps — ^but old ones none the less I 
New passions, possibly ; for who can tell. 

What shape the passing cloud will take, or guess 
What current bears him, or what tempest swell. 
Bodes ill or well ? 

Plant newer borders, sexton, with your spade. 
But let it not disturb the quiet graves 

Where aught we cherish has been sadly laid. 
Where any blossom of remembrance waves 
O'er Thought's dim caves. 

Sweep down the cobwebs from our walls and doors, 
O Bridget New- Year, with your newest broom. 

What portraits of lost beauty it restores. 
That glorify again our darkened room 
And life resume. 



CATULLUS. 1 1 1 

Yoong Master Enterprise, be not so fast. 
Here in onr jonmej where the ways divide 

You part not altogether with the past ; 
For old Experience travels by yonr side, 
A friend and guide. 

The menu cards were of new design and were considered to be the 
handsomest ever gotten up by the Fraternity. The dinner was 
a gratifying success and served to bind together more closely the 
alumni in the city and elsewhere. 



CARMEN XXXI OF CATULLUS- 



O Sirmio, the choicest of the Isles 

That Neptune, lord of lakes and sea, 
Upholds in ocean vast or limpid ponds, 

How glad, how willing I return to thee ; 
Believing hardly that far Thunia — 

Bithimian plains were lately known to me ; 
That now returned to Lake Benacus' shore 

Once more in safety I do look on thee. 
What is more blessed than to be freed from cares ? 

The mind puts by its load, and we are led 
Back to our Gods ; and faint with foreign toil, 

We rest upon our long desired bed. 
This is the one reward for toils so great. 

Hail, charming Sirmio; joy in thy lord. 
And ye rejoice, ye waves of Lydian Lake, 

Laugh out as much as home can well afford. 

Lehigh University, George A. Ruddle, 

South Bethlehem, Pa. Lehigh, '86. 



112 CHAPTER NBWB—WnjJAMSi, AMHERST. 

CHAPTER NEWS. 

WILLIAMS COLLEGE. 

The Sophomore preliminary moonlight contest was held March 19. 
Of the five men chosen, Augustus W. Buck and Henry D. Wild were 
two of the successful ones. One week later the Junior contest was 
held, and John T. Baxter was a successful speaker. 

William Goodyear, '87, and John T. Baxter, '87, have been elected 
members of the editorial board of the ltl//iams Literary Monthly. 

Herbert M. Allen, *88, and John T. Fitschen, '89, have secured a 
like position on the board of the WtUiams Fortnightly, 

Charles H. Perry, ^Zdy has received an appointment for the Graves 
oratorical contest. 

The following men have received Commencement appointments. 

Arthur V. Taylor, George H. Flint, Charles H. Perry, and William M, 

Marvin. 

March 20, 1886. 

We wish to say to the readers of the Williams Chapter letter of the 

February number that there was no malicious or evil feeling whatever 

in the mind of the writer, when composing the article, which was done 

fully too hastily. 

The implications against character in the case of two societies was 
very imfortunately made, since conflicting with actual facts, and we 
feel bound after consideration and reflection to disclaim those state- 
ments which cast reflections upon personal character. 

R. W. Kimball. 

AMHERST COLLEGE. 

The boys have been quite active in society work this term and have 
left many permanent testimonials of their zeal. The scientific rooms 
are neat and commodious, the parlors are very fine and the Chapter 
doing well. Some elegant curtains have been purchased for the 
parlor, which add greatly to the general attractiveness of the House. 

In the last issue of the Quarterly, we announced the election of 
Walter P. White and Frederic P. Johnson, '87, as two of the editors of 
the new Amherst Literary Monthly, It is a pleasure to speak of two 
other Delta U.'s who are to drive the quill on a college paper. Edward 
B. Rogers, '87, and James Ewing, '88, have been elected editors of the 
Amherst Student. 

By mistake the name of Elbridge C. Whiting was forwarded to the 



CHAPTER NEWS — ^AMHERST, ADELBERT, COLBY. II3 

Quarterly as the Corresponding Secretary of the Amherst Chapter. 
It should be Walter £. Merritt, Amherst, Mass. 

On Tuesday evening, March x6, the Chapter held its winter 
reception and dramatic entertainment It is the social event of the 
winter term, one that is looked forward to with a great deal of expec- 
tancy. |A select number of guests, friends of the Chapter, were 
present. Howell's farce entitled " The Garroters," was presented in a 
very creditable way. The cast of characters was as follows : 

Mr. Roberts Edward B. Rogers, 

Mr. Campbell WUliam F. Walker. 

Dr. Lawton Frederick B. Peck. 

Mr. Bemis (pere) Arthur B. Russell. 

Mr. Bemis (fils) John F. Bickmore. 

Mrs. Roberts Harris H. Wilder. 

Mrs. Crashaw Edwin P. Gleason. 

Mrs. Bemis Samuel W. Warriner. 

ADELBERT COLLEGE. 

John N. Weld, '86, is home on the sick list. We miss him ex- 
ceedingly, and hope that he may recover in time to graduate with his 
class. 

George A. Wright, '87, during the winter's vacation entertained at 
his home in Bellevue, Delta U.'s from eight different classes of this 
college. A jolly re-union for us. 

George Snyder, *SSf won first prize at the annual meeting of the 
Bicycle Club of this city, March 31. 

George A. Wright, '87, had the Salutatory of his class at Junior 
Exhibition. 

COLBY UNIVERSITY. 

Randall J. Condon and Thomas J. Ramsdell, '86, were delegates 
to the District Convention of the Y. M. C. A, March 20-21. 

Horatio R. Dunham, *S6, was re-elected to the School Committee 
of Paris, Me. 

Albert M. Richardson, *S6y has taken Excellent every term he has 
been in college except one. This is the highest rank attainable. 

Holman F. Day, '87, has edited the ** Campus " of the college 
paper, the BcAo^ during the winter in a very creditable manner. 

John A. Shaw, '88, preached during the winter at Hartland, Me., 



114 CHAPTER NEWS — COLBY, ROCHESTER, MIDDLEBURY. 

but left at^the opening of the spring term, much to the regret of the 
church. 

Freeman J. Tilton and Henry Fletcher, *88, have been chosen for 
the Sophomore Prize Exhibition. 

So far in '86's course Delta U. has taken all the first prizes, and 
two seconds. Delta Kappa Epsilonhas taken three seconds, Zeta Psi 
one, and Phi Delta Theta one, Delta U. thus getting six prizes, and 
the others five. She received fifty per cent, more money in prizes 
then the three other societies combined. 

UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER. 

Fred. L. Cody ^S6, has been compelled by sickness to be absent 
firom college for a time. 

Cortland R. Myers, '87, is our new corresponding secretary for the 
coming year. 

We have pledged one man in the class of '90. Frank French, 
brother of Robert T. French, Amherst^ '84. Our prospects for a good 
delegation in '90 are fair. 

Delta U., in '*%^^ has taken every first prize offered in the course 
so far. 

Our hall on State Street has been newly papered in handsome 
style. A new carpet and some new futnitiure help to make the hall 
more attractive. 

We have lately received an invitation to the initiatory banquet of 
the Albany Alumni Association. We heartily endorse the formation of 
such associations, for we see the good that may come out of one such 
as we have here. 

Many Delta U.'s must pass through Rochester in their travels in 
the course of the year. We invite all who can to stop and make us a 
visit. We, too, like the notion of visiting the different chapters, but 
we see too little of our near neighbors at Syracuse, Cornell, Hamilton, 
and Madison. 

MIDDLSBURY COLLEGE. 

At '86*s Class Supper, held February 22, at Brandon, Vt., Marvin 
H. Dana was toast-master, and Henry L. Bailey historian. Charles 
Billings responded very happily to the toast — << The Mental Inertia 
of 'Z(>:' 

The Sophomore class supper was also held at Brandon, February 2. 



CHAPTER NEWS — MIDDLEBURY, RUTGERS, MARIETTA. IIS 

« 

Srother Cooledge was poet, and Brothers Clift, Cooledge, and 
Hazen responded to toasts, Brother Hazen's, on '89, being reported as 
the best effort of the evening. 

The University of Vermont, and Lewis and Middlebury Colleges, 
have formed a Vermont State Intercollegiate Base Ball League. How 

Delta IT. will be represented on the Middlebury team is not known 

yet, but we are certain that one, and perhaps two of our men will be 

elected to the team. 

Henry N. Winchester, '87, and Burton J. Hazen, *^, will be 

editors of the Undergraduate ; the college paper, for the ensuing year. 



RUTGERS COLLEGE. 

'86. Lewis B. Chamberlain, Peter Stillwell, and George P. Morris, 
are three of the six debaters in the approaching Inter-Society Debate. 
The first two for " Philo," and the latter for " Peitho." 

Frank J. Sagendorph, '87, is President of the Peithosophian Literary 
Society. 

Willard A. Heacock, *88, has left college and re-entered the Rutgers 
Grammar School, devoting his time solely to the classics, having taken 
the scientific course before. 

MARIETTA COLLEGE. 

These are the days of " spring dections," collegiate as well as muni- 
cipal, and the following is a list of the offices now held, or to be held 
next term by Delta U.'s : 

In Psi Gamma Literary Society, President, Vice-President, Secre- 
tary, Critic ; in Alpha Klappa, Vice-President. Each of these societies 
.owns a library of about five thousand volumes, and the four librarians 
a chief and an assistant for each library — are all Delta U. men. 

While we do not consider the Y. M. C. A. a field for college 
politics, the fact that we have the Corresponding Secretary and five 
men on standing committees will show the position we occupy there. 

On the Olio editorial board, the college paper, we have three 
members, and on the Mariettiany the Sophomore annual, we have two. 

The class offices which our men hold, are as follows : 

'86, President, Vice-President ; '87, President, Secretary, Treasurer; 
^88, President, Field-Captain, Treasurer; '89, Field-Captain. 






Il6 CHAPTER NEWS — ^NORTHWESTERN. 

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY. 

Among the " Medics " who celebrated " University Day " at 
Evanston, February 22, was Charles H. Plummer, '84. He took his 
sheepskin this Commencement. 

We were favored with a visit from George F. Holt, Rochester^ '85, 
a few days ago. He is attending the Morgan Park Theological 
Seminary. 

The boys are agitating the subject of purchasing a new piano for 
the hall. We trust that this much desired instrument will soon be 
procured. 

Robert I. Fleming, ^%(i^ represents Delta U. on the Board of literary 
editors of the college annual, The Syllabus^ and Oscar Middlekaufi^ 
'88, is our representative on the Board of business managers. 

Charles Brand, '87, who left college at the beginning of the winter 
term, has returned after bur3ring his mother, on account of whose ill- 
health he left. He ir^ take his place on the Debate Contest, which 
comes off on the 9th of April. 

Robert I. Fleming, '86, has left for his home in Hannibal, Mo., 
to take a short vacation, hoping thus to recuperate his failing health. 

The Fraternities and Soroses are expecting to indulge in a Pan- 
Hellenic banquet some time in May. 

On Thursday evening, February 25, occurred the sixth anniver- 
sary banquet of the Northwestern Chapter at the Avenue House, 
Evanston. About twenty-five couple partook of the menu, which was 
bountiful, elegant, and served in the most approved style. Besides 
the active members of the chapter, a few of the alumni were present 
Peter D. Middlekauflf, '82 ; the Rev. P. H. Swift, of the Court St. 
M. E. Church, Rockford, 111. ; the Rev. Olin H. Cady, '83 ; and the 
Rev. Wilbur F. Atchison, '84. The occasion was one of unalloyed 
enjoyment, and the time was spent in singing, conversation, feasting, 
and listening to the eloquent toasts. Wilbur F. Atchison presided as 
toast-master, and announced the following toasts : " Our Anniver- 
sary," responded to by Robert I. Fleming, '86; "The Chapter," 
Columbus Bradford, '88; "Our Foundation," P. H. Swift, '81; "The 
Ladies," Hugh D. Atchison, '87 ;." The Goat," R. H. Holden, '89. 
The affair was pronounced a grand success by the ladies present and 
all concerned. 



CHAPTER NEWS — ^NORTHWESTERN, HARVARD. 11/ 

The chapter is in a prosperous condition. We have not a man in 
the chapter of whom we are not justly proud, which in our opinion is 
a very happy condition of a&irs, for nothing is more humiliating and 
unlucky than to be constantly compelled to apologize for and cover 
up the mistakes of some imworthy brother. 

The influence of the principles advocated by Delta Upsflon have 
had a marked efiect upon the fraternities of this University. 

The fraternities never stood in such friendly relations to each other 
as at present, and our chslpter, by a studied course of courtesy, charity 
and unselfishness, has not only made no enemies, but has won the 
respect and friendship of both Greeks and barbarians. 

I think I am safe in saying that we are a congenial chapter, and 
enjoy each other's society. At the same time we try to so conduct 
ourselves as not to merit the imputation that we are clannish and 
political "schemers." Our literary programmes have been success- 
fully carried out this term, and have been profitable. They usually 
consist of a reading or declamation, an essay and a debate. Skill in 
extemporaneous speaking is what we are aU trying to cultivate most, 
and I think we have made considerable progress in that line. Our 
future is pleasing, and we intend to make our fraternity life a means 
of greater profit than ever. The Quarterly has many friends in 
Evanstown. 



HARVARD COLLEGE. 

What think you of our colored waiter ? Never again will it be 
the lot of Tom, Dick, or Harry to flourish the ladle that feeds a hungry 
host, while with heavy heart he watches the ice-cream vanishing like 
snow in the spring sunshine ; for he has resigned his oflice and joined 
the aforesaid host. 

Several of our new initiates are skillful musicians of one sort or 
another. 

We have formed a quartet, and a Delta U. base-ball nine is our latest 
creature. 

At last there is definite talk of lighting the Harvard Library with 
electricity. Within a year or two we hope to see our trouble at an 
end. 



Il8 CHAPTER NEWS — HARVARD. 

We have the very best of news to report to the Fraternity. The 
first mountain-top of our existence has been passed, and there is no 
longer the least possibilty of a relapse on our part. For we are now 
snugly housed in a cosy little hall of our own, beyond the reach of in- 
quisitive proctors, or other busy-bodies. We have reason to fed 
proud, and it is safe to say that every man of us does feel as proud as 
his waistcoat buttons will permit. 

What a time we did have the night of the opening. The chapter 
turned out in full force, and besides the immediate members a num- 
ber of our alumni were present, giving a touch of the reunion spirit to 
the occasion. To make our *' time " complete, Mr. Edward £. Atkin- 
son, Browny '79, our ever-welcome foreign resident (jocosely speaking), 
peeped in on us just at the right moment, and, as usual, sent a thrill 
of enthusiasm through us all. Our greetings and chit-chat were 
noticeably warmer than ever before, and, indeed, everything that was 
said or done was marked by a spontaneity gratifying to see, all on 
account of the home-like spirit of comfort that has already spread its 
warmth over our handsome hall. Pleasant associations have begun 
there, and we can now look forward in serene expectation of tasting 
some of the best fruits of our Fraternity. No society in College is 
more homogeneous, happier, or blessed with a brighter future than 
the Harvard Chapter of Delta U. 

A word or two in detail may not be uninteresting. The hall is 
well carpeted and furnished. An excellent upright piano stands in 
one comer, while overhead a beautiful chandelier hangs gracefully from 
the dome-shaped ceiling. A library will be started immediately, in 
which we mean to make prominent the Delta U. publications in gen- 
eral, and in particular the works of all our men who may hereafter find 
anything attractive in the oceans of ink yet to be. 

The opening night was especially memorable, because of the 
initiation of six new men. They are: Edgar Buckingham, ^87, New- 
ton, Mass.; Augustus Story Haskell, '87, West Roxbury, Mass.; 
George Herman Tuttle, '87, Concord, Mass.; James Alderson Bailey, 
^Z%y Arlington, Mass.; Maxime B6cher, *88, Cambridge, Mass.; Edward 
Campbell Mason, ^ZZ^ Arlington, Mass. 

Mr. Bdcher is the son of our most popular professors, who is at the 
head of the French department. The other new members, previously 
initiated, are : Selwyn Lewis Harding, '86, Cambridge, Mass.; John 
Rice Eldridge, '87, Milford, Mass. 



CHAPTER NEWS — HARVARD, WISCONSIN. II9 

Alter the initiations Bickford, '85. explained the significance of the 
Fraternity, emphasizing the fiurt of its superiority over all purely local 
societies. His speech was heard with marked attention. 

Frank G. Cook, one of the charter members, then told of the birth 
of the chapter, and ended by warmly congratulating us on our pros- 
pects. Brother Atkinson followed with an earnest speech on the per- 
manence of the benefits to be derived firom Delta U. After the 
speeches a special literary entertaiimient was given, pleasantly inter- 
spersed with music on the piano and banjo. We are fortunate in hav- 
ing among our number Bertram Henry, '86, the Class-day chorister. 
He is by far the most promising and original student of music we have 
in the college, and his excellent taste furnishes us with no end of en- 
joyable " concord of sweet sounds." 

A very tunely and beneficial bit of the entertainment was the read- 
ing of congratulatory letters firom the Hon. Benjamin A. WiUis, Unian^ 
'61 ; Frederick M. Crossett, the Quarterly editor; Otto M. Eidlitz, 
Cornell^ '81, Chairman of the Executive Council; Victor C. Alderson, 
Harvardy '85, now in Indiana ; and a warm letter fit)m each of the fol- 
lowing chapters : Amherst^ Brawn and Rochester, Each communica- 
tion was received with genuine applause, showing that they all went to 
the right spot. The brotherly sympathy expressed in them did much 
to impress us that the Fraternity is a living thing, and that its influence 
extends over a wide area. 

Last of all came the spread, served up by ^ni^r colored waiter, followed 
by a rattling attack on the coUege songs.* Few Monday nights have 
ever had the honor of dating a merrier time than ours. Baby Tues- 
day had rubbed his eyes three times, and had began to feel suggestive 
growing pains, long before we turned out the lights and tinned in — 
to bed« 

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN. 

The Wisconsin Chapter cannot boast of a large membership, but 
she yields to her sister chapters in no other respect We feel the Fra- 
ternity tie as much, look for the Quarterly as eagerly, enjoy our 
meetings as greatly as any of you. Nor do we think we are behind 
in the quality of our men. One has been Junior Orator and Joint De- 
bater ; probably the highest positions a student can fill ; another is one 
of the editors of the college paper, and has been President of the 
Champion Literary Society ; a third is now Vice-President of the 
same Society ; a fourth is in the Glee Club and delivered one of the 



120 CHAPTER NEWS — WISCONSIN. 

two orations presented at our last College Rhetoricals. In the class- 
room, too, I think we can at least say that we compete well with oth- 
ers. As to our prospects for more men, I will at present say nothing 
farther than that we expect to be able to make some announcements 
soon. • 

Let us look among our neighbors. On account of some antedi- 
luvian quarrels, Phi Delta Theta is not recognized by the other secret 
societies ; she does not appear to grieve over it, however, but continues 
to live. In the upper classes she has some very strong men ; her 
lower classes are not so large or so strong. She has in all about eight 
men. 

Beta Theta Pi has had good men and has some now, but is not 
prominent in any direction. She has seven men. Phi Kappa Psi 
leads in college society ; her men consider themselves the cream of 
the earth. She has some strong men, and is of good size, having 
about fifteen members. Chi Psi has had some strong men, particu- 
larly in the class of 1885 ; at present, however, she is not noticeable 
in that direction, although her members are pleasant fellows. She 
numbers about seven. Sigma Chi was established in 1884, and has 
seven men ; she is noticeable in no direction. 

The ladies' fraternities have three representatives here. Eappa 
Kappa Gamma, with a membership of about nine, is noted chiefly for 
scholarship. Delta Gamma, with about sixteen ladies, deservedly oc- 
cupies a high position both in social circles and as scholars. Gamma 
Phi Beta, with, I think, nine ladies, was established only this Fall, and 
as yet occupies no particular field, but has good prospects. 

The University, as a whole, is prospering. The buildings to re- 
place the one destroyed by fiire are being pushed, and two are already 
^nished. 

We have sustained some severe losses in our Faculty by the re- 
moval of Professors Trelease, Cornell and Holden, and will sustain a 
still heavier one in the resignation of our President, Dr. Bascom. 
Fortunately, however, this resignation does not take effect till June, 
1887. The Spring vacation is at hand — and examinations, too. 

A few little " spats " with the Regents and the Professor of Mili- 
tary Science are all that have broken the monotony of the term for the 
students as a whole. 



CHAPTER NEWS — LAFAYETTE, COLUMBIA. 121 

LAFAYETTE COLLEGE. 

The chapter is prosperous and in good working order. We expect 
all of our men in *S6 to have speeches on Commencement. Brother 
Joseph C. Harvey, ^86^ has been elected " Orator " on Class Day, 
Brother William E. Henkell, '86, " Mantle Orator," and Brother Wil- 
liam P. Officer, *S6f Valedictorian in the Franklin Literary Society. 
Brother James P. Wilson, '87, is one of the four chosen to represent 
the Washington Literary Society in the coming Junior Oratorical 
Contest. 

'87's Melange^ our college«annual, will be issued very shortly. Our 
three men who were members of the Board of Editors have been very 
active in its publication. 

COLUMBIA COLLEGE. 

The re-union of the New York Alumni Association has passed, and 
we certainly have no need to feel other than proud of our representation 
on that occasion. Eleven of our members were present, and we occu- 
pied a not inconsiderable part of one side of the table. To many of us 
a new insight was given into the true spirit of our Fraternity, and we 
returned home filled with a glorious enthusiasm to do our utmost in 
behalf of our Chapter and the Fraternity as a whole. The presence of 
aged men, taking an active part and evidently full of zeal for Delta U., 
caused us to realize the fact that membership in a good firatemity is 
not merely a pleasure or a benefit incident to college life, but a privi- 
lege that is deeply felt and appreciated throughout life. 

The interest in our Chapter meetings has been lately very much in- 
creased by the institution of an informal discussion on some leading 
question of the day. We have not thought it best to make the literary 
exercises compulsory, as there are connected with the college three 
flourishing literary societies, in some one of which the most of us are 
members. In the discussions that we have had, almost all the mem- 
bers present have participated, and a strong interest in the subjects 
has been manifested. 

Our most formidable rival at the college is Phi Gamma Delta, be. 
cause that society tries, as we do, to obtain representative and worthy 
men. But with renewed activity, and stronger efforts, we see no rea- 
son why we shall not in the future occupy a leading position among 
the fraternities at Columbia. 



122 CHAPTER NEWS — LEHIGH, ROMANZA. 

LEHIGH UNIVERSITY. 

The class of *SS held their annual supper on Friday evening, March 
5. The Freshmen, wishing to have some fun and to give the Sopho- 
mores a good appetite, visited them early in the evening. After a 
skirmish with the Freshmen, about forty Sophomores sought the 
dining-room about midnight. Brother Luther R. Zollinger, the class 
president, made a short speech, and then the class sat down and en- 
joyed a good supper. Brother Zollinger was toast-master, and Brother 
Harlan S. Miner responded to the toast, "The Class." The speeches 
were good, and the class enjoyed themselves very much. 

The winter meeting of the Athletic Association was held March 
27, at the gymnasium. The exercises consisted of fencing, jumping, 
vaulting, sparring, etc. The tug-of-war between Sophomores and 
Freshmen was very exciting. The Freshman team obtained a start at 
the drop, and held it until the end. There were five contestants in 
the spring-board jump. Brother Otway O. Terrell was the winner. 
He jumped eight feet and four inches, breaking the cbllege record by 
four inches, for which he received a special prize. In the high kick 
the college record was broken, the kicker having reached the height 
of eight feet and seven inches. The sparring was the last on the pro- 
gramme, and was the most interesting. The sparring of the light- 
weights was the closest contest, and was declared a draw at the end 
of three rounds ; at the end of the fourth round Brother Robert L. 
Whitehead was declared the winner. All the sparring was good, and 
the entire meeting was quite successful. 



ROMANZA- STAN ZA SECOND. 

{See page 54 of the Delta Upsilon Song Book,) 

Oh, how their mellow chimes, 
Recall the happy times 
Of former years, of other days— 
The days so long gone by, 
When future ills were wrapped in haze 
And loved ones still were nigh. 
But hark ! the bells do sing, 
In words low whispering 
" Those days shall come again to thee 
in sweet eternity." 
Marietta College, Edward B. Haskell, 

Marietta, O. Marietta, '87, 



GREEK LETTER GOSSIP. 



Gamma Phi Beta has established her third chapter at the Univer- 
sity of Wisconsin. 

The Chapters of Alpha Tau Omega at Washington and Lee Uni- 
versity and the Stevens Institute of Technology are dead. 

The DePauw Monthly says that a new ladies fraternity called 
Omega Tau Chi has been founded at the Ohio University, Athens 
Ohio. 

Delta Kappa Epsilon has revived, with twenty men, its old Psi 
Chapter at the University of Alabama, which was in existence during 

The Alpha Delta Phi Star and Crescent has been suspended since 
June, 1885. It is hoped that it will be able to resume publication 
again this fall. 

Beta Theta Pi has established a chapter in the Ohio State Univer- 
sity at Columbus, Ohio. A local society known as Phi Alpha being 
used as the stepping stone. 

The Chapter of Sigma Phi at Union College is composed of one 
member, a junior. Poor boy! and, by the way, he is probably the Pooh 
Bah of the Greek letter world. 

In order to make its chapter roll look longer, and more imposing 
in college annuals, Sigma Phi prints the names of chapters that have 
been deceased over thirty years. 

Iota of Chi Psi, at the University of Wisconsin, lives in a rented 
frame house, which she calls a chapter house. There is nothing 
noticeable about it except a few broken panes of glass. 

Theta Nu Epsilon is in full bloom at Amherst — ^in fact, quite as 
blooming as the noses of its members are. It is understood to be 
causing considerable annoyance to some of the " Greeks." 

There was a rumor of the establishment at the University of Wis- 
consin of a chapter of Alpha Delta Phi. A committee from Michigan 
visited the university, but it has thus far amounted to nothing. 

Delta Psi has recently established a chapter at Lehigh University. 
Very little can be ascertained concerning it. The editors of the col- 



124 GREEK LETTER GOSSIP. 

lege annual, the Epitome^ report that only two or three names have 
been given them as members of the chapter. 

Phi Delta Theta intends in the near future to publish a manual con- 
taining a general sketch of fraternities an account of Phi Delta Theta, 
with a list of the chapters, undergraduate statistics and prominent 
members, and a short description of the colleges at which she has 
chapters — Phi Gamma Delta Quarterly, 

A new catalogue of the members of the great Phi Kappa Psi 
college fraternity is in process of compilation. It will be one of the 
most extensive and thorough pieces of cataloguing work ever done by 
any college organization — New York Telegram, 

The above is a sample of fraternity news found in newspapers. 

The Alpha Tau Omega Palm^ says Beta Theta Pi is dead at Har- 
vard. A Delta U. who recently visited Cambridge, reports that he saw 
the Beta Theta Pi and Delta Kappa Epsilon arms pinned together on a 
door in a room in Matthews Hall. The occupant (the catcher of the 
Harvard base ball nine), said he was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon 
and Beta Theta Pi. The chapter has the names of twelve Seniors and 
Juniors on its rolls, so we don't think Beta Theta Pi is dead in the sense 
to which our exchange refers. 

The enormous endowment, large number of students, and rapidly 
growing reputation as a thoroughly first-class university, has attracted 
the attention of the fraternity world to the Lehigh University as an 
extremely desirable home for a chapter. Since Delta U. established 
her chapter there last fall. Phi Gamma Delta, Sigma Nu, and Delta 
Psi have succeeded in founding chapters. Alpha Delta Phi and Delta 
Kappa Epsilon are accredited with having recently investigated the 
field, but they have probably found it too well occupied now to start 
chapters. 

The college fraternity is a Cincinnati of educated men, and it is 
often regarded with the same kind of feeling which assailed the 
old association of revolutionary comrades. Like that, it has a great 
tradition. Like that, it is full of proud and tender memories. Like 
that, it meets to refresh its recollections, and by that meeting to enrich 
and enoble life. The singing roisterers in the smoky hall, whose bright 
banter and gay chaff are 5ie charm of the college dinners, carry from 
the table the blessing they do not always ask. They renew their con- 
sciousness of the higher ideals that brood over the mercenary strife, the 
contest of money making, and mean motives, and low ambitions. Yes 
the tradition of college is good-fellowship, but good-fellowship in an 
intellectual air and amid scholarly associations. To cherish it is to remem- 



GREEK LETTER GOSSIP. 1 25 

ber not only that you are a member of that fraternity, that you wear 
its blue or red ribbon, its collar or cross, its star or garter, but that it 
lays an obligation upon you, an obligation of honor not to be shaken off. 
The College clubs which have sprung up so suddenly and naturally 
in the city — which is metropolitan at least in the sense of coUtctimg 
citizens from the whole country — and the pleasant dinnen widi which 
they celebrate themselves, continue the good woak of the college, not 
by extending a knowledge of Greek and Malbematics, in which every 
college man is ^x-oficu? already profickfltt, but by strengthening loyalty 
to manly aims and stimulaJing generous sympathies. — Harpers 
Magazine for May. 

Some of the exchange editors of the fraternity magazines, in their 
efforts to make their departments seem fresh, and not show any assist- 
ance from other magazines, do not credit an item when it is copied, 
but place it boldly in their columns as Simon pure original matter. 
This often proves a trap to some luckless individual who has just 
taken hold of the exchange department of his fraternity magazine. He, 
in the innocence of his inexperience and limited knowledge of Greek 
matters, seizes upon the item as a gem of the first water and incorpo- 
rates it in the next issue of his paper. An instance of this occurs in an 
exchange just at hand, in which the editor blandly informs us that '' Psi 
Upsilon has established a chapter at Lehigh University." So she has, 
and those of us who are ancient enough, with a hard struggle, can 
recall that the said chapter was installed there over two years ago — 
namely February 22, 1884. 

Other editors are more refined and considerate of their shears, when 
they see an item that pleases a particular fancy of theirs, they do not 
cut it out bodily, but perhaps only take a part of it and add some 
knowledge of their own. The favorite method however is to work the 
item over and to give it a sort of I-knew-this-before-you flavor. But 
to the writer who originally started the news on its perambulations it 
doesn't make a particle of difference how much it is worked over. 
The minute his eye falls on it he instinctively recognizes it as some- 
thing his brain has produced or his energies gathered, and he is inclined 
to refer rather harshly to the cribbing editor. 

Moral : Don't try to live on other's capital without paying interest. 



126 ALUMNI NOTES — WILLIAMS. 

ALUMNI OF DELTA U- 



It is intended to make this department as far as possible a supplement 
to the Quinquennial Catalogue, which was published in 1884, and with this 
object in view alumni and friends of the Fraternity are earnestly requested 
to send to Robert James Eidlitz, 123 East Seventy-second Street, New 
York, the Editor of this department, items of interest concerning mem- 
bers of the Fraternity, changes of address, etc. 

WILLIAMS COLLEGE. 

'41. Alvin Devereux, of Deposit, N. Y., was a merchant and manufac- 
turer of leather until 1884, when he gave up the latter business and devoted 
himself entirely to the former. He was a Presidential Elector in 1884. 

'42. The Rev. James Brewer is still in Gladbrook, Iowa, but has been 
without a pastoral charge for the past two years. 

'42. George R. En tier, Ph.D., a well know linguist and German student, 
died recently at his home at Franklin, N. Y. 

'43. The Hon. Luther W. Savage, of East Springfield, Pa., is at present 
the Auditor of Erie County. He has also held the offices of justice of the 
peace and of superintendent of schools in that county. 

'43. Samuel E. Warner has been Assistant Secretary of the American 
Tract Society since 1844, and is now the editor of the Illustrated Christian 
Weekly, His home address is 98 South Oxford Street, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

'46. John C. Clegg taught in Worthington, Mass., in 1846, and 
in the fall of that year went to London, where he taught schooL After 
a short time he went to Versailles, France, to teach English, and in 1848 to 
Germany, as a teacher of English and correspondent of newspapers. He 
has contributed to the Newark Daily Advertiser^ the Boston Transcript ^ 
and the New York Herald, He was private secretary to the Hon. C. J. 
McCurdy, U. S. Minister to Germany, at Vienna, 1850-52, and in 1852 
returned to New York, where he has since practiced law. For several years 
past he has been a school trustee of the loth Ward. His present address 
is 305 Broome Street, New York, N. Y. 

'46. The Hon. James H. Tuthill, formerly a member of the New York 
State Legislature, is practicing law at Riverhead. He has been surrogate 
of Suffolk County, N. Y., since January, 1880. 

*47, The Hon. David A. Wells, LL.D., D.C.L., is the author of the 
leading article in the April issue of the Popular Science Monthly, It is 
entitled "An Economic Study of Mexico." 

'49. Corydon W. Higgins received appointment for Junior Exhibition. 
He studied for the ministry and was pastor of the Presbyterian church at 
East Avon, N. Y,, 1853-55. From there he went to Spencer, N. Y., 
where he preached for three years, and thence to Newfield, N. Y. , where 
he occupied the pulpit of the Presbyterian church 1858-65. His next 
charges were Big Flats, where he remained one year, and then two years 
at Cottage Grove, Wis. From 1868 to 1880 he preached at Osborn, Mo., 



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and since the latter date has been the proprietor of the Caldwell County 
Sentinel, of Kingston, Mo., his present address. 

'50. William D. Porter is Treasurer of the National Temperance 
Society and Publishing House, with offices it 58 Reade Street, New York, 

'54. H. Clay Merritt is a wholesale dealer in poultry and game at 
Kewanee, 111. 

'54. The articles appearing from time to time in The Ckurchmany giving 
important details of churches in New York and Brooklyn, with views of 
the church buildings, and presenting sketches of the rectors, illustrated 
by portraits, are prepared by the Rev. Robert B. Snowden, who has 
been a writer on The Churchman for about ten years. 

'57. Robert E. McMath, C.E., who has been Commissioner of Sewers 
at St. Louis, Mo., for the past three years, read an able paper on "The 
Future Drainage of St. Louis," before the Engineer's Club of that city on 
February 3. 

'57. Horace H. Wells began teaching in Ball Seminary at Hoosic Falls, 
N. Y., and in 1858 entered the Law school at New Haven, Conn. Later 
he studied at the Albany Law school, from which he received his diploma 
in the spring of i860. He began practicing law in Huntington, L. I., during 
the same year, and died there of typhus fever, August 23, 1863. 

'63. Professor Leveret t W. Spring, of Kansas University, will resign 
the chair of English Literature in that institution to accept a similar posi- 
tion in WUliams College. 

UNION COLLEGE. 

'40. John J. Tyler, formerly a lawyer at 82 Nassau Street, New York, 
died recenty. 

'47. William F. Hickock, ^ B E, a lawyer, died at Cincinnati, Ohio, 
about 1880. 

'48. The Rev. James M. Smeallie entered the ministry of the United 
Presbyterian Church after graduation. His first charge was at Birmingham, 
Mich., and the next at Kortright, N. Y., which he left to take the princi- 
palship at Andes, N. Y., left vacant by the death of his brother Peter, 
Union, '53. He died in September, 1868. 

'49. Abel Merchant, * B K, was a vice-president of the Fraternity, and 
while in college published the Fraternity paper, the Ouden Adelon, He 
was a commencement orator. Since graduation he has resided in Nassau, 
N. Y. He was president of the Nassau, Schodack & Chatham Mutual In- 
surance Association, 1857-65, and has been Secretary of the Association 
since. He is President of the Board of Trustees of Nassau Academy and 
Secretary and Treasurer of the Nassau and Schodack Cemetery Associa- 
tion. Besides holding these numerous offices, Brother Merchant is the 
executor and adminstrator of several estates, and is insurance agent of the 
Home Insurance Compa^iy of New York. He is also President of the 
Nassau Library Association, and for the eleven years preceding 1879 was 
a director of the bank of Castleton, N. Y. He has written for local papers 
and also a review of a book on " Ensilage." 



128 ALUMNI NOTES — UNION, HAMILTON. 

'53. Peter Smeallie, <^ B K, was in Jackson, Miss., for a year or two, and 
in 1855 assumed the principalship of the Johnstown, N. Y., Academy, 
which is the oldest incorporated academy west of Albany. He filled this 
position satisfactorily, and while at Johnstown was licensed as a minister by 
the United Presbyterian Church. He never devoted himself exclusively to 
the ministry, and in 1864 became principal of the Andes, N. Y., Academy, 
over which he presided until he died February 4, 1867, aged 38. His 
brother, James M. Smeallie (now deceased), was also a member of the 
Union Chapter. 

'53. John Hargnett Miller practiced law at Springfield and Nashville, 
Tennessee, and died between the years 1861 and 1865. 

'54. Dr. Philo G. Valentine, formerly of the St. Louis Medical College, 
is dead. 

'57. Joseph B. McChesney, ^ B E, has been teaching since graduation, 
and for the past sixteen years has been principal of the Oakland High 
School. He is at present a trustee of the Public Library. His address is 
1364 Franklin Street, Oakland, Cal. 

'58. The Rev. Henry A. Buttz, D.D. LL.D., President of the Drew 
Theological Seminary, delivered an address before the Newark Methodist 
Episcopal Conference at Jersey City, N. J., on April 2, 1886. 

'58. Charles P. Shaw b a prominent railroad lawyer in New York City. 
His address is 206 Broadway. 

'64. The Hon. Anson D. Fessenden has been a manufacturer of cooper- 
age and wooden- ware in Townsend, Mass., since leaving college, and is in- 
terested in branch houses at Reed's Ferry and Londonderry, N. H., San- 
dusky, O., and Grand Haven, Mich. He was a member of the Massachu- 
setts Assembly in 1865 and a State Senator in 1880-81. He enlisted 
October 17, 1862, while a Junior in college, as First Lieutenant of Co. 
" D," 53d, Mass. Vols., and was promoted to Captain, May 25, 1863, 9th 
Regiment, Department of the Gulf, 19th Army Corps. Siege of Port 
Hudson. 

'72. William B. McMeehan is practicing law very successfully in Kansas 
City, Mo. 

'85. W. Harlow Munsell is with the New York Central Sleeping Car 
Co. Address, Room 9, Exchange St. Depot, Buffalo, N. Y. 

HAMILTON COLLEGE. 

'53. The Rev. Edward P. Powell recently delivered a lecture before the 
Chicago Philosophical Society on, " Some Things Evolution Has Under 
Control. " Brother Powell delivered some lectures in New York City the first 
week in April. During the past year he has given a course of lectures on 
evolution throughout many of the largest cities of the West. 

'57. On the day of prayer for colleges, the Rev. Arthur T. Pierson, D.D., 
of the Bethany Church, Philadelphia, Pa., delivered three addresses at 
Princeton College, to large and attentive audiences. At 10.30 A. M. he ad- 
dressed the seminary students, and at 3. P.M. and 7.30 p.m. the undergrad- 
uates. From the Boston Watchman, we find that Brother Pierson yearns to 
see *' a fair, honest trial of a church organized and administered on the simple 



ALUMNI NOTES — HAMILTON. I29 

scriptural model, a church controlled neither by the men nor the maxims 
of this world ; in which disciples shall dare a severe simplicity of work and 
worship, without even an attempt at secular attractions in preaching or 
praying, singing or playing, architecture or art ; where, from first to last, 
everything shall exalt God ; where there shall be no fairs or festivals, Sunday 
school libraries, or Sunday school picnics ; where there should be neither 
salaried ministers nor rented pews ; where the Gospel should be preached 
as free as the air of heaven or the water of the springs. Not because these 
things are in themselves wrong, but because they argue a lack of faith in 
God and a wordly policy corrupting our church life. We try all these 
things to draw and hold the people, and, with them all, we have hard 
work, because these are not God's methods. The spirit of the world 
secularizes the church, and takes away its separate character, and 
God's Holy Spirit is grieved. The power which alone is the sign by 
which the church is to be marked and to conquer, is withdrawn." 

The Rev. Arthur T. Pierson, D.D., of Philadelphia, in the HomiUHc 
RevieTv^ says, " F. W. Robertson's * dumb poet* used to stand at the win- 
dow during a thunder storm, gaze intensely into the clouds, thrill with ex- 
citement as the thunder rolled away, sinking from a cannon's roar to faint 
murmur, and then exclaim, ** That's what I mean." We sometimes give 
undue proportions of our educational training to the discipline of the think- 
ing faculty, while the speaking faculty is neglected; and so, many a 
thought, well conceived, never comes to the birth, or, if at all, only with a 
very imperfect, awkward, ungraceful incarnation. Let us try to perfect the 
divine oil of speech ; as Hobbes said, the difference between animal and man 
is rationale et oratumale, 

'61. The Rev. William Walcot Wetmore, of Plymouth, Mich., has 
accepted a call to the Presbyterian Church in Jonesvillc, Mich. 

'61. The Hon. Albert L. Childs and wife returned a few weeks ago from 
a trip to Des Moines, Iowa He will remain at Waterloo for a short time 
and then will remove to that city. He likes the West very much and says 
business is good. 

'68. The Hon. Henry Randall Waite, Ph. D., has lately been chosen 
president of the American Institute of Civics, under which The Citizen^ a 
new but already widely known paper, is published. This paper is perhaps 
second to none in furnishing that sort of information which a young man 
most needs on entering into public life. It discusses the questions of the 
day in a fair manner, taking no extreme views on either side, and leaves the 
reader to draw his own conclusions. Thus a young man gets a moderate idea 
of the living questions of our country, without being biased by party spirit. 
Mr. Waite says, in his letter of acceptance — ** To be a means of inspira- 
tion to such thought ; and to place its results in suitable forms, within 
easy reach of the adult citizens of the Republic, and the youth who are 
so soon to be clothed with the powers of citizenship— this, as I understand 
it, is the aim of this Institute. In accomplishing this high aim, I am en- 
couraged to believe that it will command the deserved co-operation of the 
earnest and thoughtful men in all parts of the land, whose patriotic im- 
pulses lead them to desire that exaltation of the national life which begins 
in the life of the individual, who, with a full appreciation of the high powers 
and privileges which are the coronet of manhood, he resolves to bring to 
the coronet a manhood worthy of its crowning." 



130 ALUMNI NOTES — HAMILTON. 

'69. Among the noted contributors to Tke Citizen is Professor Francis 
M. Burdicky Dean of the Maynard Law School of Hamilton College. 

'70. Henry C. Maine, the only American among the four winners of 
Warner prizes for essays on red sunsets, is a member of the editorial staff of 
the Rochester, N. Y., Democrat and Chronicle, In the columns of that and 
other papers he has for the last three years vigorously advanced the idea 
that an intimate relation exists between solar storms and terrestial weather. 

'70. The Rev. George R. Smith, of Canandaigua, has accepted a call to 
become pastor of the Presbyterian church at Campbellstown, N. Y., and 
began his labors there March x. 

'77. At the meeting of the State Association of Teachers, held at Sara- 
toga Springs last July, Superintendent George .Griffith, of Lockport, N. 
Y., read a valuable paper on ** The Examining Teachers." He summar- 
ized his conclusions in these words : " There is a necessity for the Normal 
training of teachers. In this training I find many agencies at work, all 
needed and each having its special work, which it, better than any other 
agency, can accomplish. As to what this training should embrace and 
how it should be carried on, I find wide diversity of opinion. To awaken 
thought, to help toward some future construction of a complete system, I 
submit the results of my study and experience in this field. My main 
statement is that, in the training of teachers, we should follow more closely 
the analogy of what we consider good teaching of children. To do this, 
we should (i) tell those in training nothing we can lead them to discover 
for themselves. (2) We should study the special needs of the teachers 
and suit our instructions to those needs. (3) We should strive to give them 
power rather than patterns. (4) We should dogmatize less and inquire 
more. (5) We should develop principles of teaching and train the teacher 
to apply these in testing and modifying old and in devising new methods. 
(6) We should leave with them some definite and specific methods for 
teaching the common branches. (7) We should lead them to realize how 
important it is that the teachers should have the skill to observe and guide 
the workings of the individual pupil's mind. (8) We should teach some- 
thing of educational history and school law, and much of school economy. 
(9) We should inspire them with a deep sense of responsibility and nobil- 
ity of the teacher's work. (10) Finally, we should never fail to supple- 
ment this theoretical training by an extended course of observation and 
practice teaching under competent and immediate supervision and crit- 
icism." 

'78. Charles B. Hawkins, who was for six years prior to 1882 in the dry 
goods business in Fairport and Rochester, N. Y., has been since that date 
with De Land & Company of Fairport, N. Y. He was a member of the 
class of '78, and not '79, as stated in the Quinquennial Catalogue. 

'78. Professor Eugene W. Lyttle is associate principal of the Pingry 
School of Elizabeth, N. J. During the summer vacation he is director of 
"Camp Leatherstocking " on Otsego Lake, Cooperstown, N. Y. The 
object of the camp is to provide a healthful out-door life for boys during 
the school vacation and at the same time cultivate correct habits of obser- 
vation and study. The camp opens July 7, and closes September 7, 
1886. His present address is 33 Broad Street, Elizabeth, N. J. 

'79. The Rev. B. Fay Mills, pastor of the West Rutland, Vt., Con- 
gregational Church, has been engaged in evangelistic work all winter, and 



. ALUMNI NOTES — HAMILTON, AMHERST. 131 

has now resigned his pastorate, to give his whole attention to this new 
work. 

'83. President Edward Newton Jones delivered the opening address of 
the Saratoga County Teachers' Association, held at Saratoga Springs, 
January 29, 1886. 

'85. Edmund J. Wager, who is studying law in New York, has changed 
his address from 12 Chambers Street to in Broadway, with Beekman & 
Ogden. 

AMHERST COLLEGE. 

'48. Miron J. Hazeltine, a charter member of the chapter, lately wrote : 
** I received the circular in re of our prized Quarterly, and am highly 
pleased to note the position of assured permanence it now announces. I 
think the idea a very happy one to hurry off the numbers of the now 
opening volume, and bring about the commencement of future volumes at 
the opening of the college year. Now I feel that the Quarterly is the sur- 
est bond of union, the most genial channel of sympathy, and best outward 
type of active brotherhood that can be devised to bind our alumni and 
undergraduates into a constantly increasing feeling of brotherhood in senti- 
ment and action. I know it has revived and expanded my interest in 
Delta Upsilon and its Brotherhood as nothing else could have done. Every 
new number is a link in a constantly lengthening and brightening chain. 
I found our principles good and true in college ; I find them good and true 
in life. Still, I would not for a moment advocate extending our bonds of 
noH-secresy beyond college. That questioii was wisely settled. As to the 
request for literary contributions, I hardly think I can respond acceptably. 
I occupy much of my leisure time pursuing studies of my own — have taken 
up Sanscrit, for instance — and my editorial work is a constant and severe 
tax. On the 3d of February I entered upon the thirty-second year of 
consecutive service as a chess editor, a record few, in these modem days of 
change, can show." 

*55. Professor William L. Montague, who edited the ** Biographical 
Record of the Alumni and Non-Graduates of Amherst College, 1821-1871," 
published in 1883, has revised and edited the *' History and Genealogy 
of the Montague Family of America," which was compiled by George W. 
Montague. The work, just published, forms a handsome octavo volume of 
785 pages. Professor Montague has just issued the circular of the coming 
summer school to be held in Amherst. The term commences July 5, and 
closes August 6. While prominence is given to modern languages, in- 
struction is given in the departments of Science, Art, and Music, the 
cabinets and gallery of the college being used by the school. There are 
ten departments, and twenty-one instructors. It is needless , to add that 
the Amherst school is considered by fine critics the best summer school for 
teachers in the country. 

'56. William F. Bradbury has started the Cambridge Latin School, 
which is run on the same principle as the Boston Latin School. 

'58. The Rev. John Whitehill finished this month the seventeenth year 
of his pastorate over the First Congregational Church of South Attleboro, 
Mass. His son, Edwin H., is a member of our '87 delegation. 



132 ALUMNI NOTES — AMHERST. 

'58. The Rev. Chester W. Hawley, formerly of Fisk University, Nash- 
ville, Tenn., is now principal of a Young Ladies' Seminary at Clinton, 
N. Y. 

'58. The Rev. Daniel J. Bliss, formerly of Hay en field, N. Y., is preach- 
ing at Abington, Conn. 

'59. The Rev. Dr. Samuel E. Herrick, of Boston, preached at the 
Madison Square Presbyterian Church. Psalms xxv. 1 1 : 

•*For thy name's sake, O Lord, pardon my iniquity; for it is grievous." I 
John, ch. ii., v. 12 : "I write unto you, little children, because your sins arc 
forgiven you for His name's sake.' Apostle and Psalmist utter the same words, 
emphasize the same truth. God's name is a motive of right action, of divine merer 
ana forgiveness. Let us look at the meaning of this phrase : ** For thy name^ 
sake." It is important or God would not have used it so frequently. What name 
had God in the beginning ? He was Jehovah — I Am. When God began to create 
— world on world and other intelligences who gave to God the names Holy, Wise, 
Good, Just, Righteous — these were simply signs of eternal realities and of necessary 
truth. But the name of a man signifies nothing eternal, nothing necessary, it is 
simply an arbitrary distinction, and ha« no significance, hence yon cannot ask a man 
to do anything for his name's sake. But in the name of God you have an argument 
a pledge to men. As we increase in knowledge we can reach more into the name 
of^God. But what is the real force in the text, << For His name's sake?" He for- 
gives sin, gives peace. The words of the apostle and Psalmist are ours. Christ 
came but He offered no new mercy from the heart of God. It is simply a new in- 
flection of God's name which lets us into His character but has made no change in 
His motive. Christ was simply a new epoch in His disclosure. It was a new 
thought to man but an old thought to God. The old dispensation and the new are 
at bottom one — sin is forgiven for His name's sake. God was in Christ reconciling 
the world unto Himsel^as in the Old Testament Christ was in God reconciling 
this world unto Himself. I do notisay that there was no no need of Christ's death, 
but I do say that it is not necessary for your eye to gr^p the full force of the signi- 
ficance of the cross to get full release from sin. The cross was an eternal fact in 
the nature of God Himself. — New York Tribune. 

'59. James O. Tiffany is a member of the school committee of Attle- 
boro, Mass. 

'70. The Rev. William H. Swift, formerly of Wilkesbarre, Pa., has 
succeeded Brother Charles S. Dunning, IViliiams^ '48, recently deceased, 
as pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Honesdale, Pa. 

'75. Frank I. Babcock is a popular and successful lawyer at Attleboro, 
Mass. He was recently elected a Selectman of that town. 

'78. Louis C. Denfeld is Superintendent of Public Schools in Duluth, 
Minn. 

'78. The Rev. Thomas L. Fisher, of Linden, Mass., has been spending 
a few months in Europe for his health. He is expected home at Easter. 

'79. H. Heman Gray is principal of the High School at Bridgewater, 
Mass. 

'80. Charles H. Sawyer is engaged in the practice of law at Meriden, 
Conn. He has been Assistant City Attorney of Meriden since June 
8, 1883. 

'80. Charles H. Libbey is in Detroit doing newspaper work. 

'80. Charles F. Hopkins is practicing law in Fargo, Dak. 

'81. G. Gilbert Pond's name appears in Prof. William L. Montague's 
Summer School Catalogue as instructor in Practical Chemistry. 



ALUMNI NOTES — AMHERST, ADELBERT, COLBY. 1 33 

'81. Charles A. Doubleday, formerly Professor in Parkville College, 
Parkville, Mo., is studying at Johns Hopkins University. 

'81. William S. Nelson, formerly Professor in Parkville College, Park- 
ville, Mo., has taken an extended trip for the purpose of visiting mission 
stations. He is now studying in the Lane Theological Seminary. 

'82. Born at Newton, Mass., December 26, 1885, Russell Warren, son 
of Gurdon Russell Fisher. Brother Fisher, under a recent date, writes : 
" It is pleasant to note the increasing interest in the QUARTERLY, and I am 
sure every loyal son of Delta Upsilon must wish it all success. It is, and 
ought to be, a very important influence in the Fraternity." 

'83. Eugene N. Stoddard, of Milford, Mass., graduates this year at 
the Andover Theological Seminary. 

'84. Willard C. Crocker is studying in the Burlington (Vt.,) Medical 
School. 

'85. Clarence M. Austin expects soon to enter business with his uncle in 
Montreal, Canada. 

'85. Edwin I. Tirrell has left his school in Wells, Me., and is traveling 
for a Boston publishing house. 

ADELBERT COLLEGE. 

'69. The Rev. Josiah Strong is now pastor of Vine Street Presbyterian 
Church, Cincinnati, Ohio. 

'77. The Rev. Wilson D. Sexton, formerly of Saybrook, Conn., is now 
preaching at Salem, Ohio. 

*8o. Alfred Wolcott is practicing law at Grand Rapids, Michigan. 

•83. Walter C. Van Ness is still teaching in the language department 
of the New Lyme Institute, at South New Lyme, Ohio. 

'84. The Alumni organization of this pollege, from which we expect 
so much, was brought about mainly through the efforts of Harley F. 
Roberts. 

COLBY UNIVERSITY. 

'57. Jonathan G. Soule has been re-elected Supervisor of Schools of 
Waterville, Me., and an increase of over one-half in his salary has been voted 
him for the able and thorough manner in which he has conducted his work. 

'60. The Hon. Nelson A. Luce has been re-appointed State Superintend- 
ent of Public Schools of Maine. 

*6i. The Hon. Bartlett Tripp, of whom mention was made in the last 
Quarterly, was bom in the town of Ripley, Me. At the age of eighteen 
he entered college and did good work, leaving during the last term of his 
Junior year, and going West. He has been practicing law in Michigan and 
Dakota since. He has now fitly been appointed to the head of the Judicial 
System of Dakota. While in college he used to say that one day he meant 
to be a great lawyer. 

'62. Colonel Zemro A. Smith, Associate Editor of the Boston Journal 
has been elected Vice-President of the Colby Alumni Association. 



134 ALUMNI NOTES— COLBY, ROCHESTER. 

'79. Allen P. Soule is Superintendent of Public Schools at Hingham, 
Mass. 

'82. Frederick W. Farr has graduated from the Newton Theological 
Seminary. He preached a short time at Bowdoinham and is now settled as 
pastor over the First Baptist Church of Biddeford, Me. 

'83. George W. Smith, since graduation, has taught the Wiscasset 
(Me.), High School studied law with Webb & Webb, of Waterville, Me., 
and is now Professor of Sciences in the Cobum Classical Institute, Water- 
ville, Me. 

'83. Henry W. Trowbridge, of Thomaston, Me., has married and gone 
to Denver, Col., to practice law. 

'84. Benjamin F. Turner was married while attending the Newton 
Theological Seminary, and has been supplying the Baptist Bethel Church, 
of Boston, Mass., during the winter. 

UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER. 

'59. The Rev. Winfield Scott, a Post Chaplain in the United States 
Army, has been transferred from Ft. Stevens, Oregon, and is now stationed 
at Angel Island, Cal. 

'62. In the Fifth Annual Report of the United States Geological Survey 
appears an article on "The Topographic Features of Lake Shores," by 
Grove K. Gilbert, President of the American Society of Natural Sciences. 

'65. Edwin S. Chittenden, Esq., is practicing law at St. Paul, Minn., 
with an office in the First National Bank Building, cor. Fourth and Jackson 
Streets. He makes a specialty of loans, collections, and examination of titles. 

'68. The Rev. David Crosby has left Penn Yan, N. Y. , and gone to San 
Mateo, Florida. San Mateo is the home of Professor Agustus C. Wmters, '6$. 

*7i. The Rev. Jacob A. Ffeiday, was summonned by Major-General Pen- 
dergast to accompany the British forces sent to dethrone King Thebaw of 
Upper Burmah. His duty was to translate into the Shan language the 
proclamations of the British General. 

'78. Frank D. Phinney has been for four years Superintendent of the 
American Baptist Mission Press, at Rangoon, Burmah. During that time this 
old establishment has received new vigor, and increased greatly, in volume 
of business and in- resources. The employes are of many Oriental races, 
with the average amount of Oriental Uisureliness, but Brother Phinney 
lately wrote. " I see evidences that a good share of the men take a real 
interest in the work and try to please me in all they do. Certainly the 
hurry and rush in our press is more like that in a Yankee printing office 
than anything 1 have seen elsewhere in Burmah, and our work is more like 
Yankee work than anything else." Brother Phinney was made glad, m the 
latter part of January, by the arrival of his sister, who will study with him 
preparatory to her work as a missionary teacher in Burmah. 

'79. Professor John C. Ransom is now in the State Normal School, at 
Canfield, Ohio. 

'83. Frank W. if oote, has been since graduation principal of the Metho- 
dist Memorial (English) School at Cawnpore, India. He spent his last 
long vacation, which comes in our winter time, in a very enjoyable visit to 
Brother Frank D. Phinney, '78, at Rangoon, Burmah. 



ALUMNI l^OTES — ROCHESTl^R, MIDDLEBURY. t35 

*83. Professor Curtis R. Morford has had charge of an academy at Mt. 
Pleasant, Pa., since the completion of his course at Heidelberg. 

'84m. Charles F. Pratt, of Cleveland, Ohio, writes : "I have been much 
pleased with the Quarterly, and the editors will always have my best wishes 
and most hearty support. Everything connected with Delta Upsilon is dear to 
nxCf and their is nothing for which I would more willingly do anything pos- 
sible than for our grand Fraternity. During the past year I have been 
traveling in Northern and Southern Ohio for the Sherwin Williams Co., of 
Cleveland and Chicago. I have met several Delta U's from Marietta this 
year besides visiting the Chapter once. We have the best society at that 
college now. It is nourishing better, if anything, than when we were there 
at the Convention in '83. 

'85. Henry C. Cooper was lately called from his studies in the Rochester 
Theological Seminary to his home in Detroit, by the death of his father. 

'85. George F. Holt isstudying theology at Morgan Park, 111. He writes: 
''I am heartily pleased with the Quarterly ; both with its appearance and 
matter. I am glad to know that it is on such a good footing, I want it and 
need it even more now than when I was in college. I find my Fraternity 
spirit not one whit abated, but continually growing stronger. I wish you 
all success in the coming year's publication." 

MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE. 

Senator Morrill, of Vermont, this evening celebrated his 76th birthday 
by a reception at his home, which was attended by nearly all the Senators, 
Justices of the Supreme Court, Secretaries Whitney and Endicott, and 
many other prominent people. — New York Sun, April 15, 1886. 

*6S. The name of the Rev. Nathan R. Nichols, of Norwich, Vt, appears 
in the catalogue of Dartmouth College among the Faculty. 

'73. The Rev. Wells H. Utley, pastor of the Congregational Church at 
Parsons, Kan., has handed in his resignation. 

'72-73. The Revs. Henry M. Ladd, D.D., and Herbert M. Tenney, 
of Cleveland, Ohio, are working very fraternally together. Both are Con- 
gregational pastors, and, after preaching each in his own pulpit Sunday 
mornings, they exchange in the eveninjp, so that each congregation has the 
benefit of two able preachers instead of one. 

'77. Harry P. Stimson is the Cashier of the Kansas City Safe Deposit 
and Savings Bank, comer of Sixth and Delaware Streets, Kansas City, Mo. 

'82. John D. Hutchinson, of Antrim, N. H., is in the Senior Class of 
the Thayer School of Civil Engineering at Dartmouth. 

'82. John C. Miller is now senior member of a firm of stenographers and 
law reporters in Boston. 

'84. Robert J. Barton, of Hartford Theological Seminary, has been at 
his home in Johnson, Vt., nearly all winter ; his health being too poor to 
allow him to continue his studies. 

'87. George £. Knapp has returned from Germany, and will remain in 
the law office of his father, Hon. Lyman £. Knapp, MiddUburyy '62, till 
next fall, when he will continue his studies with '88. 



136 ALUMNI NOTES — RUTGERS, BROWN. 

RUTGERS COLLEGE. 

'67. Samuel R. Demarest, Jr., is Attorney and Counsellor at Law at 
Hackensack, N. J. The address given as Paterson, N. J., in a recent issue 
is incorrect. 

'69. The Rev. William Elliot Griffis, D.D., of Schenectady, N. Y., has 
accepted a call to the Shawmut Congregationsd Church of Boston, Mass., 
formerly Dr. Webb's. 

'71. John H. Jackson, Esq., is a member of the law firm of Jackson & 
Codington of Plainfield, N. J. 

'73. John H. C. Nevius, formerly with Hartshorn & Co., at 486 Broad- 
way, is now a member of the firm of Nevius & Haviland, Manufacturers 
of Spring Shade Rollers and Fine Wall Papers, at 255 Canal Street, 
New York, N. Y. 

'74. The Rev. Ral{>h W. Brokaw, of Belleville, N. J., has recently 
refused the position of General Secretary of the '* Societies of Christian 
Endeavor" of the U. S., and will continue his pastorate at Belleville, N. J. 

'82. J. Chester Chamberlain is with the Consolidated Electric Light 
Co. , who control the Sawyer-Man system. The ofHces are in the Mutual 
Life Building, 32 Nassau Street, New York, N. Y. 

'84. Charles E. Pattison, having successfully " planted " an electric light 
plant, for the Edison Electric Light Co., at York, Pa., and Abilene, 
Kansas, is now engaged in the same work at Lawrence, Kansas. 

BROWN UNIVERSITY. 

'68. Xenophen D. Tingley is teaching in Gloucester, Mass. 

•73. The Rev. Edwin P. Farnham has resigned as pastor of the War- 
burton Avenue Baptist Church, Yonkers, N. Y. His resignation takes 
effect April 30. 

'74. Edward Miller, Jr., is Treasurer of the Edward Miller Co., of Meri- 
den. Conn. The company is one of the largest in the country engaged in 
the manufacture of lamps, bronzes, etc. 

'75. Prof. Winslow Upton, of Brown University, received one of the 
medals awarded by Mr. Warner for essays on the causes of the recent red 
sunsets. Brother Upton has an article on ''The Distribution of Rain Falls in 
New England, February 4-10, 1886 " in the March number oiScUnce. 

'76. Willard C. Parker is practicing law at Flemington, N. J. 

'77. The Rev. Willis F. Thomas is having very encouraging success 
among the Arracanese and the Chins about Sandoway, Arracan, where 
he has been laboring in addition to his regular work among the Karens of 
Henthada, Lower Burmah. 

'79. The Rev. Edward E. Atkinson, after a two years' pastorate in Ohio, 
is taking a course is the Semitic languages at Harvard. 

'81. George F. Bean is in the law office of Roper, Gray, and Loring, 40 
State Street, Boston, Mass. 



ALUMNI NOTES — BROWN, MADISON. 1 37 

'82. William A. Francis is teaching in Concord, Mass. 

'82. William £. Jillson has purchased a house and lot in East Providence 
and will soon settle there. 

'83. Prof. Isaac B. Burgess has been Latin Master in the Rogers School 
of Newport, R. I., since graduation. He writes : " I like the Quarterly, 
The marked effort to make the personal and historical matter, both as 
regards Fraternity and the Colleges in which it is planted, full and interest- 
ing, is very praiseworthy." 

'84. A musical pastor is certainly a novelty, but the Newton, Mass., 
Baptist church is to have one in the person of Mr. George Coleman Gow, a 
young man of musical talent and promise. His duties will begin on April 
I, and he will have entire charge of the music of the church and Sunday 
school. Instead of hiring a quartet or choir the purpose is to turn over to 
Mr. Gow the entire work of developing from the congregation a volunteer 
gathering of singers, and thus to have eventually congregational singing of 
a hitherto unknown (quality. Members of the congregation will be regu- 
larly taught how to smg, and in the course of a few months '' the musical 
pastor " expects to have singing equal to, if not better, than any ordinary 
choir, and the religious services will become at once more in keeping with 
the spirit of praise proper to church singing than could be the case should 
the singing be rendered merely by a collection of paid and uninterested 
singers. —New York Herald, 

MADISON UNIVERSITY. 

'67. The Rev. David B. Jutten has finished the first two years of his 
pastorate over the South Church, Boston, Mass. During the past year 
forty -nine have united with the church ; $6,000 have been raised for all 
purposes, and the congregation has been increased fifty per cent. 

'72. The Rev. George T. Dowling, D.D., of Cleveland, Ohio, has writ* 
ten a story which the Lippincott Company of Philadelphia, Pa., is publish' 
in g in a book. The title of it is " The Wreckers, a Social Study." 

'72. The Rev. Judson O. Perkins, formerly of Copenhagen, N. Y., has 
accepted a unanimous call from the Baptist Church at Chittenango, N. Y. 

•72. The Rev. Elnathan G. Phillips and wife sailed from New York 
November 21, 1885, returning to their work as missionaries at Tura, 
Assam. With them went Mrs. Phillips' niece. Miss Ella A. Bond and Miss 
Stella G. Mason, who will remain with her brother, the Rev. Marcus C. 
Mason, Madison y '72, stationed at the same place. 

'73. The Calvary Church, Washington, D. C. , the Rev. Samuel H. Greene, 
pastor, distributes each year a printed statement of its work. The stati- 
stics for the past year are most encouraging. There were 107 additions to 
the membership, fifty-six by baptism. The present membership is 670. 
The Sunday school has 593 members, and two mission schools have 368 
and 382 respectively. The three schools raised last year $1,694. The 
income of the church was $7,657, of which $1,473 was ^^^ benevolent 
objects, not including $244 for the Central Mission. This is the largest 
and most influential Baptist Church in Washington, and the prosperous 
condition is very largely due to the wise and efficient labors of the present 
pastor during the past six years. 



138 ALUMNI NOTES — MADISON. 

'74. '' The Rev. John C. Allen, the Hanson Place Baptist pastor, is fairly 
run down by young couples to have the marriage ceremony performed 
While the labor committee was interviewing Trustee Richsu-dson in the 
vestry last Tuesday evening, Pastor Allen was marrying a couple in his 
study. "— The Brooklyn Eagle, 

" A debt amounting to $40,000 resting upon the Hanson Place Baptist 
Church, Brooklyn, was wiped out on Sunday by subscriptions varying in 
amount from $5 to $3,000. The movement to wipe out the debt owes its 
success largely to the efforts of the Rev. John C. Allen, the new pastor." 
— The New York Times, 

'74. William R. Rowlands is President of the Young Men's Christian 
Association, of Utica, N Y., and also Superintendent of the Bleecker 
Street Baptist Church Sunday school. Brother Rowlands has been for 
several years dealing in real estate, and we notice now with pleasure that 
he is about to build a fine block in the city of his adoption. '' The work of 
demolishing the old brick house below the Jones block on Genesee Street 
has so far proceeded that it is evident that the work of pulling down 
and building greater has begun in earnest. It is gratifying to know 
under the circumstances that the building which will be erected by 
W. R. Rowlands on the site will be a credit to the city and one of the finest 
blocks on the street. No further evidence of the enterprise and prosperity 
of this city could be asked than the magnificent buildings which line its 
principal streets ; and in point of beauty, convenience, and size, this new 
building will have few superiors." — Utica Herald. 

'77. A revival of unusually large extent has prevailed for some time at 
Owatonna, Minn. It began in the Baptist Church, of which William A. 
Spinney is the deservedly popular pastor and to which there have been 
many additions as the result of this effort. 

'80. The Rev. Louis A. Eaton, of Bankok, Slam, by the return of the 
veteran missionary. Dr. William Dean, is left in entire charge of the great 
missionary work among the Chinese of Siam. 

'81. The Immanuel Baptist Church, Minneapolis, Minn., the Rev. 
Daniel D. McLaurin, pastor, was recently dedicated. The sermon was 
preached by the Rev. Dr. Henson, of Chicago. The congregations during 
the time the house has been occupied have varied from 800 to 1,000. The 
entire property is valued at $60,000. 

'82. Sidney Clarke is cashier of the First National Bank of Park River, 
Dakota. This bank was recently organized and is fully equipped for busi- 
ness ; every department of a first class banking establishment is success- 
fully prosecuted. 

'83. The Rev. Charles A. Fulton, was married to Miss Fannie Partridge 
March 15 th. The wedding took place in the chapel of Shaw University, 
Raleigh, N. C, where Miss Partridge has been teaching for nearly two 
years. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Henry M. Tupper, 
Amhersty '59, President of the University. Mr. and Mrs. Fulton go to 
Aiken, S. C., where they expect to remain some time for the benefit of 
Mrs. Fulton's health. 

•85. The Rev. John S. Festerson may now be addressed at Moscow, 
Idaho Territory. 

The following alumni were among the speakers at the recent meeting 
of the Oneida Baptist Sunday school Union, held with the Bleecker Street 



ALUMNI NOTES — NEW YORK, CORNELL. 1 39 

Church, Utica, N. Y. The Rev. Henry H. Peabody, D.D., '66, of Rome, 
N- Y.; The Rev. Albert P. Brigham, '79, of the Tabernacle Church, Utica, 
N. Y.; and the Rev. Frederick A. Potter, *8i, of Whitestown, N. Y. 

UNIVERSITY OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK. 

'84. John D. Blake came on from Princeton to attend the annual con- 
cert of the University Glee Club at Chickering Hall. 

'84. Charles A Bush, who graduated from the New York College of 
Dentistry, on March 10, received the prize for the best article on ** Gold 
Filling." He is playing on the Brooklyn Athletic Club's Lacrosse team. 

'84. Frederick M. Crossett has left the Judson Printing Cor., and can 
now be addressed at 83 Cedar St., New York. He is playing Lacrosse 
with the Brooklyn Athletic Club's team this season. 

'87. William H. Hill b with Winship & Burr, silk importers at 346 
Canal St., New York, N. Y. 

CORNELL UNIVERSITY. 

At the annual dinner of the New York Cornell Association, Delta Up- 
silon was represented by twelve men including Eugene Frayer, '76, the 
President of the Association, The Hon. Charles D. Baker, '74, of Corning, 
N. Y., who responded to the toast of " The University and the Law," and 
the Rev. George F. Behringer, '69, of Brooklyn, N. Y., who responded to 
the toast of " The University and the Clergy." Brother Behringer, was 
the first man who received a diploma from Cornell University. 

'73. A volume on *^ Statics and Dynamics "has just been published 
by Professor Irving P. Church of the Civil Engineering department of Cor- 
nell University. 

'75* Ebenezer J. Preston is now located at Amenia, N. Y. 

'75. At the ninth annual dinner of the Northwestern Cornell Associa- 
tion held at Chicago, March 26, Delta Upsilon was represented by the 
toast master of the evening, Philip H. Perkins, of Madison, Wis., and 
Charles S. Harmon, Esq., of Chicago. Brother Perkins was elected Presi- 
dent for the ensuing year. 

'81. Erwin W. Thompson, superintendent of the Oliver Oil Co., of Char- 
lotte, N. C, is writing a series of articles on '* Cotton Seed Oil Making' 
for Dixie of Atlanta, Ga. The February issue contains the first paper. 

'82. Frank B. Cooper is the Superintendent of Schools at Le Mars, 
Iowa. 

'84. Wilbur S. Knowles, formerly with A. H. Thorpe, architect, is now 
with Frederick B. White at 189 Broadway, New York City. 

'85. George L. Cole graduated from the Bellevue Hospital Medical 
College in March, and is now practicing at his home in Morrisville, N. Y. 



I40 ALUMNI NOTES — MARIETTA. 



MARIETTA COLLEGE. 



The Hon. Douglas Putnam attended the meeting of the Ohio Archaeo- 
logical Society, of which he is one of the founders — ^last February. The 
meeting was held at Columbus, its. chief business being to prepare for the 
Centennial celebration of the settlement of Ohio, which will occur on April 
7, 1888. The Government has been petitioned to erect at Marietta a 
building memorial of the event. 

The Hon. Alfred T. Goshom, LL.D., is President of the Cincin- 
nati, Ohio, Museum Association. Cincinnati's determination to have 
honest elections henceforth is illustrated by the appointment of such a 
man as the Director-General Goshorn of the Centennial Exposition, to be 
judge of elections in his precinct this spring. 

'69. The Rev. Augustus W. ^illiams, having resigned his pastorate of 
the Wharton Street Presbyterian Church at Philadelphia, has gone to St. 
Augustine, Florida. The change was necessitated by ill health in the fam- 
ily, and is greatly regretted by his former charge. 

'70. The following sketch of the Rev. Francis D. Kelsey's post-collegiate 
work is condensed from the Home Missionary ^ October, 1885. ** Some time 
during the summer of 1870 a young graduate of Marietta College, son of 
the '' Superintendent" of Ohio, received a commision from the American 
Home Missionary Society for labor at Lock and Olive Green, Ohio. The 
year's service was a happy one to the young student ; a revival resulted in 
each church, and at the close of the year the young fledgeling betook him- 
self to Andover, that he might learn what true Christian doctrine is. Then 
came three years of diligent, delightful work, followed by eleven years of 
pastoral labor in New England ; years of toil, growth, burden and anxiety, 
but, on the whole, years of far more happiness than is usually allotted to 
men. One day this telegram came to his New England parsonage : ''Will 
you accept call to Helena, Montana ?" After much hesitation, the decision 
was reached to go, and now he is once more a Home Missionary. And 
this is his account of stock: i. A most beautiful, though small church 
costing nearly $10,000 ; 2. a debt which in a few more years must be raised ; 
3. a church organized of thirty members ; 4. the location of the building 
must go in among our assets, for we are on the side of a '' gulch," where 
the best residences are going up. It is the newest part of this city of 
10,000 inhabitants, a city only twenty-one years old ! AU modem inven- 
tions, improvements, and appliances are in full operation here, where, 
twenty- one years ago, roamed the Crow and Blackfoot and Flathead Indi- 
ans in mortal feuds. Spiritually, the outlook is very hopeful as to the 
growth of the congregation. Sixty per cent, increase is worth recording. 
The church has attained an honored and valued place in the city. The 
prayer-meetings have increased two-fold, and deep spiritual interest is 
manifested throughout all our meetings." 

'81. Charles G. Slack of Colorado is spending a few weeks in a visit at 
Marietta, Ohio, his old home. Brother Slack's profession is that of assayist, 
for which he received his education in the Columbia School of Mines. He 
has lately been engaged by the United States Geological Survey in making 
a study of the Denver artesian wells. 

'82. The Rev. David W. Morgan, who was ordained on the 14th of last 
September is now in charge of a church at Detroit, Minn. '' Davy " (as the 
boys like to call him) was one of the five chosen from his large class to deliver 



BOOKS AND MAGAZINES. 



"A Mortal Antipathy; First Opening of the New Portfolio," by 
Oliver Wendell Holmes, published by Houghton, Mifflin & Co. The long intro- 
dnction of thirty-two pages, written in the author's happiest vein, tells about 
American literature of nfty years ago and reasons for calling this book " The New 
Portfolio. " We have already spoken of the book as it appeared from month to 
month in the Atlantic Monthly, but the idea one receives from the book as a 
whole is more favorable than its appearance as a serial would warrant. The 
author's ripest and wittiest moralizings are found here. 

"Snow Bound At Eagles," bv Bret Harte, published by Houghton, Mifflin 
& Co., is a deliehtful and artistic little book. A graduate of an Eastern college has 
gone to the far West with his young wife, taken a ranch in an out of the way place, 
and tries to introduce his ideas of law and order among his neighbors. A sequence 
of startling experiences have brought both him and his wife into acquaintance with 
gamblers and thieves, and considerably altered his way of looking at things. The 
topic is one of Bret Harte's favorites, prompts him to write in his most engaging 
style. 

"My Religion," by Count Leo Tolstoi. Publishers, T. Y. Crowell & Co., 
New York. Tolstoi is the foremost Russian author now living. An old man, 
having been in turn, courtier, soldier, and philosopher, he now finds that the life 
he has been leading is vain and wicked. Tne doctrines of the world are not the 
doctrines of Jesus. The church has led mankind astray, and is deceiving them as 
much to-day as ever before. ** Resist not evil " is the maxim of Jesus' teachings 
literally interpreted. The doctrines of freedom of the will and the immortality of 
the soul are gigantic errors. To work, to do for others, to live simply, to be poor, 
constitute happiness and "life eternal." 

Another of Alfred Ayres* little books has appeared. This one treats of " The 
Essentials of Elocution." He says that all books heretofore written on the 
subject are worthless, and that this book embodies all that a learner need know. 
To be natural, is the sum of his rules. The book is handy and quite interesting. 
Funk & Wagnalls, New York, are the publishers. 

A very pleasant book is " Upland and Meadow," by C. G. Abbott, M. D., 
Harper & Bros., publishers. A Poaetquissines Chronicle, the author calls it, and 
in the preface explains to us this weird word. Poaetqaissings is an Indian word 
meaning "a place of com bread baking. It is a tributary of the Delaware and in 
the region that an old Swedish geographer of the seventeenth century said was 
filled "with elks, bears, and lions, and every other kind of wild beasts." The 
author, who is h naturalist, does not tell us of finding any of these terrible beasts, 
but he finds birds and toads that are quite as interesting. 

"The Silent South," by George W. Cable, Charles Scribner's Sons, pub- 
lisl^ers, will interest every one who still gives thought to Southern problems. The 
war did not solve as many problems as it cr.eated. The author ^oes so far as 
to claim that the greatest question before the American people to>day is, what to do 
with the negro. Two papers — the " Freedman*s Case in Equity," and ** The Con- 
vict Lease System " are added. 

A desideratum among college students has been a complete history of modern 
Europe in one volume. The want is at last supplied by Harper & Brothers. 
This History of Europe " From the Capture of Constantinople by the 
Turks to the Treaty of Berlin, 1878," by Richard Lodge, is uniform in binding 
with Harper's well-known "Student's Series." Carefully to choose the leading 
events of 400 years, and then to state them in an interestmg manner, is no small 
task, yet Mr. Lodge has accomplished it successfully. 

Two of the late additions to Harper's Handy Series are worthy of notice. 
" Goethe's Faust," translated from the German by John Anster, LL.D., and The 



14^ ALUMNI NOTl^S — NORTHWESTERN, AaRVARD. 

Inter-Theological Seminary banquet, which was held in Chicago, Febru- 
ary 19, at Plymouth Congregational Church. He responded to the toast, 
" Woman's Worth and Work for Christ in the Nineteenth Century." 

'84. The Rev. LeonE. Bell of OrangeviUe, 111., was recently tendered a 
very flattering donation and reception. Brother Bell is winning quite a 
reputation as a revivalist. Last year he had over a hundred and fifty con- 
versions, and this year over one hundred, in the same charge. 

'85. Eugene E. McDermott is studying law in Lancaster, Wis. 

HARVARD COLLEGE. 

'83. Augustus Mendon Lord is the author of "A Book of Verses," 
recently published in Cambridge. The book has been well received and is 
meeting with a ready sale. While in college, Brother Lord was on the 
editorial board of the Harvard Advocate^ a literary bi-weekly not unknown 
to fame. 

'84. HoUis Webster is now an instructor in Natural History in the 
college. 

'84. Edward M. Winston is teaching Latin and Greek in the Indianapo- 
lis Classical School, Indianapolis, Ind. Address 285 N. Delaware Street. 

'85. William C. Smith has entered the Law School, and has just been 
elected to the Pow-Pow, the leading law club. 



BY THE KENNEBEC. 



Upon the flowery margin of the stream 
I sit, while all the air is blithe and gay, 

And like bright-flashing, dancing leaves at play 
The merry ripples in the sunshine gleam. 
With delicate fingers Nature now doth seem 

To sweep her harp, whose strings are boughs that sway, 

And, all attuned to birds' sweet liquid lay, 
To start the strain that makes me muse and dream. 

And so Life's stream; its waves — Youth's gladsome days — 
Flow joyous on, firom storm and tumult free, 

'Long banks of Peace, beneath Hope's golden haze. 
Until, too soon, they gain the raging sea. 

Lo ! others by our side do sit and gaze 
While Love upon their trembling heart-strings plays. 

Colby University, William C. Sheppard, 

WatervOle, Me. Colby, '89. 



BOOKS AND MAGAZINES. 



** A Mortal Axtifatht; Fi^st Ofesixg of the Xkw PofcTrouo," by 
Oliver Wendell Holnes, published bj Hoogbtoii, Mifflin & Co. The long intro- 
duction of ihircj-two pugc&g wrinen in the anthor's happiest vein. tcUs about 
Amerksit Uteratnie of nhj mrs ago and reasons for callu^ this boc^ ** The New 
Portfolio.*' VTe have alrcuj spoken of the book as it appeared from month to 
month in the Atiaxtic Moxthlt, but the idea one reodTes from the book as a 
whole is more fiirvorable than its Mffptaiwaot as a serial wonid warrant. The 
u&thor's ripest and wittiest morafiiings are foond here. 

** Snoikt Bound At Eagles,'* by Bret Harte, pnblished bj Hooghton, MiflUn 
& Co., is n deli^tfol and artistic little book. A gradnate of an Eastern college has 
gone to the far West with his joimg wife, taken a randi in an ont of the way place, 
and tries to introdnce his ideas of law and order among his neighbors. A sequence 
of startling experiences hare broo^t both him and his wife into acquaintance with 
gamblers and thieves, and considerably altered his way of looking at things. The 
topic is one of Bret Harte's fevorites, prompts him to write in his most engaging 
style. 

** My RxUGiON,"by Coont Leo Tolstoi. Publishers, T. Y. Crowell & Co., 
Nevr York. Tolstoi is the foremost Russian author now livine* An old man, 
hnving been in turn, courtier, soldier, and philosopher, he now finds that the life 
he hns been leading is vain and wicked. The doctrines of the world are not the 
doctrines of Jesus. The church has led mankind astray, and is deceiving them as 
much to-day as ever before. " Resist not evil " is the maxim of Jesus' teadiings 
literally interpreted. The doctrines of freedom of the will and the immortality of 
the soul are gigantic errors. To work, to do for others, to live simply, to be poor, 
constitute happiness and "life eternal." 

Another of Alfred Ayrts* little books has appeared. This one treats of ** The 
Essentials of Elocction." He says that all books heretofore written on the 
subject are worthless, and that this book embodies all that a learner need know. 
To be natnra], is the sum of his rules. The book is handy and quite interesting. 
Funk & Wagnalls, New York, are the publishers. 

A very pleasant book is " Upland and Meadow," by C. G. Abbott, M. D., 
Harper & Bros., publishers. A Poaetqnissings Chronicle, the author calls it, and 
in the preface explains to us this weird word. Puaetqoissings is an Indian word 
meaning "a place of corn bread baking. It is a tributary of the Delaware and in 
the region that an old Swedish geographer of the seventeenth century said was 
filled "with elks, beant, and lions, and every other kind of wild beasts." The 
author, who is a naturalist, does not tell us of findin|[ any of these terrible beasts, 
but he finds birds and toads that are quite as interesting. 

" The Silent South," by George W. Cable, Charles Scribner*s Sons, pub. 
Ushers, will interest every one who still gives thought to Southern problems. The 
vrar did not solve as many problems as it cr.eated. The author ^oei so far as 
to claim that the greatest question before the American people to-day ia, what to do 
with the negro. Two papers — the " Freedman*» Case in Equity," and •* The Con* 
vict Lease system " are added. 

A desideratum among college students has been a complete history of modern 
Europe in one volume. The want is at last supplied by Harper & Brothers. 
This History of Europe "From the Capture of Constantinoplr hy the 
Turks t(» the Treaty of Berlin, 1878," by Richard Lodge, it uniform in binding 
with Harper's well-known "Student's Series." CarefuUv to choose the leading 
events of 400 years, and then to state them in an interesting manner, it no •mail 
task, yet Mr. Lodge has accomplished it successfully. 

Two of the late additions to Harper's Handy Series are worthy of notice. 
"Goethe's Faust," translated from the German by John Anster, LL,!),, and The 



144 BOOK REVIEWS. 

Choice of Books, by Frederic Harrison; Every student would be ashamed to 
confess that he had never read ** Faust," yet we hazard the statement that not one 
college stadent in ten has read it from beginning to end. Mr. Harrison's motto in 
book-reading is — "non mutia s<d multum,^^ KeaA and re-read the books that 
have taken their place in the ranks of immortal literature. 

A useful book has been published by Charles H. Whiting, Boston, called 
** Elements of Universal History." Prof. H. M. Cottinger, its author, has 
sought to p|lace before students a concise view of the world's nistorv, and a few 
chief points in the history of civilization. It is marvellous how mucn fact can be 
crowded into a book when theories on causes, historical hypotheses, and argu- 
ment against other writers, are omitted. 

Alfred Waites has written, and Lee & Shepard, Boston, have published two 
little books — "Forgotten Meanings" and "Historical Student's Man- 
ual." The former tells about many English words that have meanings not gen* 
erally appreciated, as for instance — biscuit,* Latin bis-coctus; loom, from Sir 
Thomas Loom ; maudlin, from Mary Magdalen ; tariff, from Tarifa, a town of 
Spain, etc. The latter is a chart in book form of contemporaneous events since 
William the First of England. 

" The Destiny of Man," by John Fiske, Houghton, MifHin & Co., publish- 
ers, should be among the choice books of every college student. This little volume 
contains the author's thoughts on many subjects which are elaborated in his larger 
works. No other evolutionist has written English so clearly. For the ordinary 
student John Fiske is vastly better than Herbert Spencer. 

The second volume of the series of " Greek Statesmen," by the Rev. Sir 
George W. Cox, has just been published by Harper & Bros. The civilization of 
Greece was the lives of a few great men. Thucydides said that the influence of 
Perikles was the swav of a single man. The lives of Greek statesmen is a complete 
political history of Greece. Mr. Cox has done his work sincerely, and has let 
nothing but well-sifted matter enter his books. The work is brought down to 
Hermokrates, 407 B. C. 

THE MAGAZINES. 

The Popular Science Monthly for May contains an unusually large 
number of articles fitted to interest our readers. Hon. David A. Wells, Williams, 
'47, contributes his second paper on "An Economical Study of Mexico." "The 
Problem of Crystallization," by Alfred Einhom, presents the latest discoveries in 
that branch of mineralogy. The second of Herbert Spencer's articles on "Organic 
Evolution " appears in this number. The sketch ot Francis Galton will be of 
extreme interest to our scientific readers. Among the other contents are " The 
Evolution of Language," by M. A. Hovelacque, "The Care of Pictures and 
Prints," by P. G. Hamerton, and "The Science of Flatfish, or Soles and Turbot.'* 

Julian Hawthorne contributes a story to the May Lippincott's, " Professor 
Weisheit's Experiment," and by so doing pleases a large number of people who 
are ever on the look-out for one of his short stories. Joel Benton has a critical 
article on Thoreau's poetry. The second paper, entitled " Our Experience Meet- 
in&;s," contains " My Experience as an Amateur Elocutionist." by tne well-known 
lady, Cora Uuouhart Potter, and " Literary Confessions of a Western Poetess," by 
Ella Wheeler Wilcox. Andrew Lang relates a psychological story, entitled " In 
Castle Dangerous." Lippincott's Magazine is fast gaining in popularity and its in- 
creased interest deserves it. 

The Atlantic for May be^ns with John Fiske's article on the United States 
under the Articles of Confederation. Mr. Fiske seems to throw wonderful light 
on any subject about which he writes, whether it be science, religion, or history. 
Probablv tne most interesting piece in this number is W. J. Stillman's " Memories 
of Lonaon." Maurice Thompson tells about "The Genesis of Bird-Song," in a 
manner interesting and scientific, but not Darwinian. One of the best critical 



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Alexander Dana Noyes, Amherst, '83. 

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Robert James Eidlitz, Cornell, '85. 

Henry Wells Brush, Columbia, '89. 

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Edward B. Rogers, 
Frank Kuhn, 
Randall J. Condon, 
ri. A. Manchester, 



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7 860. Brown, 

1865. Madison, 

1865. New York, 

1869. Cornell, 

1870. Marietta, 
1873. Syracuse, 
1876. Michigan, 



WiLUAM P. Merrill, 
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EDITORS: 

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Edward Murray Bassett, Amherst, '84. 

Robert James Eidlitz, Cornell, '85. 

Henry Wells Brush, Columbia, '89. 

Associate Editors, Chapter Addresses, 

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Chapters, 

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1838. Union, 

1847. Hamilton, 

1847. Amherst, 

1847. Adelbert, 

1852. C^olby, 

1852. Rochester, 



Harry P. Woley, 
Edward B. Rogers, 
Frank Kuhn, 
Randall J. Condon, 
ri. A. Manchester, 



1856. Middlebury. Henry L. Bailey, 



WiLUAM P. Merrill, 
Norman M. Isham, 
Oscar R. McKay, 
Joseph H. Bryan, 



1880. Harvard, 

1885. Wisconsin, 

1885. Lafayette, 

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1885. Lehigh, 



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1873. Syracuse, 
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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. 

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V 

DIRECTORY. 

The Delta Upsilon Fraternity, foanded as the Social Fraternity in 
Williams College in 1834. 

The Llld Annual Convention of the Fraternity will be held with the Madi> 
son Chapter, at Hamilton, N. Y., October 27, 28, 29, 1886. 

The officers are : 

Honorary President Hon. Sereno £. Payne, Rochester, '64. 

Active President . Wiluam R. Rowlands, Madison, '74. 

First Vice-President Samuel B. Duryea, New York, '66. 

Second Vice-President . Harley F. Roberts, Western Reserre, '84. 

Third Vice-President Fred. A. Race, Rochester, '87. 

Secretary .... Owen Cassidy, Madison, '87. 

Treasurer . Frank A. Pattison, Rutgers, '87. 

Orator A. Wayland Bourn, Madison, '76. 

Alternate Polemus H. Swift, North Western, '8x. 

Poet Professor William Swinton, Amherst, '56. 

Historian Hon. Francis M. Burdick, Hamilton, '69. 

Chaplain .... Ransom B. Welch, D.D., LL.D., Union, '46. 

THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. Zj^m 

Josiah a. Hyland, Hamilton, '75 1886. 

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

Otto M. Eidlitz, Cornell, '81 1888, 

W. Frank Campbell, New York, '87 . ( tj^^j^^^^^^j /^ I • • '®^- 
George G. Saxe, Jr., Columbia, '87 . \ '**"*t*^^^^ ^- j jgg^^ 

Secniary—'FKBXiEAiQTii M. Crossett, 83 Cedar Street, New York City. 



the alumni information bureau. 

Edward M. Bassett, Amherst, '84, ) ^ ..... 

_ _ x^ ^ ,, •« f Onnmittee in charge, 

Robert James Eidutz, Cornell, 85, ) ^ 

Secretary — Robert James Eidlitz, 123 East 72d Street, New York City. 

THE QUINQUENNIAL CATALOGUE. 

William Sheafe Chase, Brown, '81, Editor4n-Chuf, 

Edward M. Bassett, Amherst, '84, 1 

Alfred W. Anthony, Brown, '83, \ Advisory Committee, 

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Charles F. Sitterly, Syracuse, '84, 

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Vol. IV. JUNE, 1886. No. 3, 



A DAY-DREAM. 



" Dreams are true while they last, and do we not live in dreams ? " 

— Tennyson. 

The earth seemed to have disappeared — or, rather, not yet to 
have been created — and I was alone, I thought, in Eternity, which 
appeared, like a blue dome, limitless on every side. The power was 
granted me of realizing heavenly distances, and the realization 
was equivalent to traversing them. 

Suddenly the shadowy outlines of a mighty city rose before me, 
extending far above, and resting on foundations that were lost in 
the still, blue depths of space. So sudden was the revelation that 
I doubted whether the city had not always stood there, to my 
unskilled eyes for a moment invisible. I say a city, yet it was 
not like a city. I saw what appeared to be battlements and tur- 
reted walls ; but when I tried to distinguish them my human mind 
refused me the power of perception. Millions of dim shapes 
moved silently in and out among the battlements, but none of them 
appeared to see me, although I knew their forms were like mine. 
I knew it, but my human understanding again failed me when I 
tried to picture them to my mind ; and I could distinguish only 
their brows and gentle eyes and the divine expression of their 
features. Something within me whispered that the spirit world 
was before me. 



150 DELTA UPSILON QUARTERLY. 

In a moment it had vanished, and I was alone again. A con- 
viction entered my mind that I was far up in the heavens, although 
I felt that up and dawtty and all expressions for distance^ had no 
meaning in Eternity. A mysterious voice, which seemed to ac- 
company me and to speak to me as if it were myself, now bade me 
descend. Instantly I knew that the world had been created ; and, 
looking down through the deep, I saw the Universe with its starry 
firmament, and heard — or, rather, felt — the initial anthem of the 
spheres. 

Although I had descended through immeasurable distances, and 
seemed to be at the very border of the Universe, still my position 
was far, very far, above the stars. The voice, which, I was now 
convinced, was none other than that of the sleepless spirit Memoryy 
pictured to me the distance in a wonderful manner. I cannot re- 
call the words used, for they were unlike the speech of men, and 
were expressive beyond description ; but my faint recollection of 
the impression made upon my mind is like this : We see the moon, 
the beautiful attendant of the earth, gliding through the sky of 
night, and watch her as she nears her post in the zenith ; and then 
we think of the distance she is above us, poised in the clear, cold 
heights of ether. Choose a night when the shadow of the earth 
falls upon the moon, and mount in thought above the enveloped 
orb, up, up, and beyond, to the dim apex of the shadowy cone, 
until the moon becomes a little star in the depths. Now, 
while emerging into immensity, glance upwards, giving wings 
to your thought, and traverse in a moment a distance to pass 
which the quickly-moving light would require a thousand years. 
Behold ! you are at the threshold of space and of limitless dis- 
tance! 

As I stood there the spirit world again mysteriously appeared. 
It seemed to embrace, not only the visible Universe, but rose 
shadowy and impressive into farthest space as well. You have 
seen, on a quiet afternoon of summer, those vast walls of cloud 
that stand like mountains in the central heavens. You cannot 
distinguish their foundations from the blue atmosphere; their 
summits fade away in the sky, and so dim are the massive forms 
themselves that you must look again before realizing their presence. 
Just so the limits of the silent city were lost in infinitude. 



A DAY-DREAM. 15 1 

While I was wondering as to the meaning of this second appear- 
ance, I saw many spirits, brighter than the stars, and as glorious as 
the cherubim of MHton, rapidly ascending from the direction of the 
eaith« £ach spirit was accompanied by a second, a majestic being, 
on whose brow I read the word Memory j and then I knew they 
were human souls. Divine melody filled the region about me as the 
spirits drew near, melody for which there is no name on earth, inas- 
much as music is the divinest sound known to us, and that is only 
as it were the language of the soul. The spirit choir mingled with 
the inhabitants of the city, seeming to recognize in it their former 
home. I gladly joined the band, happy in the thought that I was 
one of them; and we conversed as spirits do — an impulse in the 
heart — a glance from the eye — and a sympathetic touch with the 
handy without the jarring of words. 

Presently I became aware that we were nearing the earth. Already 
we had entered the shadow, and soon we passed among the stars and 
softly glided downwards. The sleeping world lay below, bordered 
by a golden rim of sunlight — the foundation of the shadowy cone ; 
and I thought that among the sleepers were our own breathing forms, 
into which our vigilant memories were now swiftly conducting us, 
that we might be ready to direct those wonderful organisms during 
the coming day. In the east, the pearly glow of morning began to 
invade the darkness, while in the west the subdued red of sunset 
still lingered. 

We moved along the eastern wall of the hollow shadow, and as we 
descended we saw in the far west another band of spirits mounting 
rapidly towards the mysterious city. The triumphant glory of 
morning now burst across the heaven — and the beautiful visions 
faded. ♦ ♦ ♦ 

Harvard College, Henry E. Eraser, 

Cambridge, Mass. Harvard^ '86. 



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THE LEGEND OF MACKINAC. 



But of all enchanting wonders 
Seen upon this famous island, 
One, a huge bluff, upward rising 
Far above surrounding waters, 
Moves the heart with deepest pathos. 
Years ago, before the pale-face 
Came to tread these winding pathways, 
Me-che-ne-mock-e-nung-o-qua, 
Fairest of Ojibeway maidens. 
Often sought this lofty summit, 
There to sit in silent wonder 
Gazing on the scene beneath her; 
Where, in great array of prowess. 
Lay the swift canoes all ready 
For the journey to the southward. 
And the warriors, decked with war-paint 
Filled these light canoes of birch bark, 
And with fierce cry^ loud resounding. 
Ventured forth so brave and fearless. 
Seeking fame and battle's plunder. 

Here upon this towering highland 
First the maiden met her lover, 
Ge-nin-e-gon, noble-hearted. 
Here she sat and sang her love songs, * 
Dreamed of coming joy and pleasure, 
Watched and waited for the coming 
Of her hero, from the war-path. 
Whose first glance, on coming homeward. 
Would be turned to seek the welcome 
Of the loved, true-hearted watcher, 
Me-che-ne-mock-e-nu ng-o-q ua. 
Loveliest of the Indian maidens. 
Far across the waters wafted 
Used to come the shout of victory. 
As the braves left Pe-quod-e-nong. 
Once, alas, when home returning. 
Bearing spoils won bravely fighting, 
As across the waves, the tribesmen 



THE LEGEND OF MACKINAC. 1$^ 

Loudly sang their welcome tidings, 
And the maiden, fondly waiting, 
Tried in vain to catch the accents, 
Dear to her, grown so familiar. 
Something told her inmost spirit 
That the one she looked for came not. 
He had fallen in the struggle. 
Pierced by the foeman's arrow; 
And his soul forever henceforth 
Would await the blest reunion 
In the hunting grounds above her. 
Just before his life departed, 
Quite unmindful of his own fate, 
- He had thought of her whose watching 
For his coming would be fruitless. 
And to her he Sent this message. 
That his last thoughts, e'en while dying, 
Were of her, his most beloved. 

As the maiden ever after, 
Broken-hearted, wandered lonely 
Near this spot, now disenchanted. 
She would see her lover beck'ning 
Her to follow where he hastened; 
And one morning, as a warrior 
To the shore had turned his footsteps. 
Strange and sad the sight that met him — 
At his feet, all bruised and lifeless. 
Lay the Indian maiden's body. 
But her heart had ceased its mourning, 
And her soul, to heaven ascending. 
To the spirit land had risen. 
There to meet her dusky lover. 
Now the people, to do honor 
To the faithful, loving maiden. 
Lover's Leap, the cliff have christened. 

University of Michigan, Fred C. Hicks, 

Ann Arbor, Mich. Michigan^ *86, 



LETTERS FROM CHAPTERS. 



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

The accounts of the continued prosperity of our Fraternity, 
which reach us through the medium of the Quarterly, give us 
much pleasure. What liveliness the baby chapters are showing! 
They are evidently thoroughly imbued with the true Delta U. spirit, 
and have a brilliant future to look forward to. Let us have more 
like them. 

The year now drawing to a close has been a pleasantly active one 
for our Chapter. We have been well represented in all of the note- 
worthy college events; our reputation in the class room is good; and 
in athletics we have taken the lead. 

We number eleven, exclusive of some pledged men, which make 
us third in size among the eight fraternities at Union College. Sigma 
Phi has become reduced to one member, and is practically extinct; 
with this exception, the Chapters are all in good working order. 
They are as follows: Kappa Alpha, eight members; Delta Phi, 
nine; Psi Upsilon, twelve; Alpha Delta Phi, eight; Beta Theta Pi, 
eleven; Phi Delta Theta, fourteen. 

The relations existing between the fraternities are, in the main, 
friendly. Of course we have our political factions, but the feelings 
engendered during the excitement of election are rather those of 
rivalry than of bitterness. All are represented on the Garnet^ our 
college annual, published by the fraternities. 

Our chapter meetings, held weekly, have been both interesting 
and profitable. We have introduced a new method of providing 
the literary entertainment, which works well. For each week two 
members are appointed a committee to provide such material as 
they may choose. Sometimes it is an original story, sometimes an 
oration or essay, and again it is a collection of short sketches 
dignified by the name, "The Comet," 



LETTERS FROM CHAPTERS. 1 55 

We leave the heavy literary work to the regular debating 
societies, of which there are two in college — the Adelphic and 
the Philomathian. 

The Chapter hall is at present undergoing a renovation prepara- 
tory for our annual reunion at Commencement. It is located on 
State street, opposite the Givens Hotel, and we will be glad to 
entertain any Delta U. who may favor us with a visit. 

Our chapter sent quite a delegation to the first banquet of the 
Albany Alumni Association, and those who went reported an enjoy- 
able time. The formation of this Alumni Association is a good 
move, for there are many enthusiastic Delta U's dwelling in Albany 
and vicinity, and their coming together will prove pleasant to them- 
selves and beneficial to the Fraternity and our Chapter. 

With hearty wishes for the continued success of our sister 
Chapters and the prosperity of our Fraternity at large. 

Fraternally, 

George W. Furbeck, '87. 



Delta Upsilon Hall, 
Brown University, Providence, R. I. 
Dear Brothers : 

The college year, as every one is probably aware by this time, is 
almost over. Here, at Brawn, while the underclassmen are getting 
ready for examinations, and living in anticipation, nothing mars the 
serenity of the Senior, save the sound of his Commencement oration 
and the fit of his dress-coat. 

By the time this issue comes before its readers, Class Day and 
Commencement, too, will have passed into history, and we shall be 
slowly recovering from the wild scenes which they bring with them. 
Already there is much preparation. The Seniors of the different 
societies are arranging their particular spreads, and the underclassmen 
are scheming to obtain tickets to the '* big " spread in Sayle's Memo- 
rial Hall, a spread given by twenty-five Seniors without regard to 
society relations. Two of the Delta U. brethren are implicated in 
this afifair, but that will not prevent the Seniors of the Chapter from 
having their private spread together, and they mean to have one 
worthy to be looked back to from their future toil in parish, school 
and profession. 



156 DELTA UPSILON QUARTERLY. 

These last three words remind one that there is somethings be- 
yond Class Day, something not at all frivolous — the question of the 
continued existence of the newly-escaped Seniors. This question 
does not present itself simultaneously with its solution. It now 
stares the Delta U. Seniors in face, and it has deeply stirred those 
handsome and accomplished young gentlemen — that is, one would 
think so to see the way in which some of them spend their time in 
the earnest discussion of practical tennis. 

Brother Burnham, byway of example, has gone to Westerly, R. I., 
to fill a vacancy in the position of Assistant Principal in the High 
School there. Brother Fuller will go to Narragansett Pier this sum- 
mer — in an official capacity. He will probably be seen quite fre- 
quently at the Casino. Next year he enters the Harvard Medical 
School. Brother Isham wants to be an architect, but the place and 
time are involved in his mind in a hazy obscurity. Brother Man- 
chester intends to teach, but otherwise is in about the same state of 
mind as the last-mentioned brother. Brother Willett is, while we 
write, astride of a bicycle in the White Mountains. He, too, will 
assume a pedagogic r6le. 

Let us drop this subject, however, and talk of something 
pleasanter. One of the most profitable things of the year we are 
just leaving behind us has been the freer intercourse with other 
Chapters. We have already chronicled in the Quarterly our visit 
from Amherst at the initiation " dog " and our return of their call. 
Of late Brown and Harvard have been holding regular conventions 
independently of the Executive Council. Some time ago, some of 
the Harvard brothers came down to return the call, which we, in the 
person of our delegates, Parshley and Dietrich, made upon them 
during winter. We enjoyed the visit very greatly, and felt our fra- 
ternal spirit grow warm as the patriotism of Dr. Johnson's man grew 
warm on the plain of Marathon — or his piety among the ruins of 
lona, we have forgotten which. But it is not proper to boast of 
one's hospitality, nor, indeed, do we feel inclined to do so when we 
think of the way in which the Harvard brethren received those of 
us from Brawn, who, in response to their, kind and urgent invitation, 
arrived in Cambridge on the 26th of May. Well, we had a good 
time, a thoroughly good time, for both outer and inner man. 

The new rooms of the Harvard Chapter, neatly carpeted and 
furnished, were just large enough to hold in cosy comfort those 



LETTERS FROM CHAPTERS. I57 

who g^athered there that evening — the hospitable Chapter, with 
several alumni, their Brown guests, Brothers Parshley, Fuller, and 
Isham, '86 ; Bronson and Dietrich, '87 ; Pinkham, '88 ; Lathrop and 
Mason, '89 ; and last, but by no means least. Brother Edward E. 
Atkinson, Brawn^ '79. 

After the call to order and the usual formalities, the intellectual 
part of the entertainment began with an overture by the Harvard 
" orchestra," led by Brother B. C. Henry, '86, who played the piano, 
while other brothers performed severally and excellently upon the 
clarionet, the cornet, the violin, and other instruments. The literary 
prog^ramme which followed was most excellently planned and carried 
out. Brother Howes read an episode from one of Poe's blood- 
curdling tales, and more music was given by the Chapter quartette, 
which was heartily encored. Brother Eraser's poem was bright and 
entertaining ; equally so was the paper in which Brother Palmer 
^ave us a glimpse of the Champs Elys^es. Music came in very 
pleasantly in a piano solo by Brother Henry and some German 
songs by Brother Von Klenze. Brother Nay, formerly of Amherst^ 
'87, declaimed a couple of stanzas of that immortal classic, " Bingen 
on the Rhine," after the manner of a man with an artificial right 
arm. Two stanzas were enough. The whole audience was in con- 
vulsions over the gesticulations with which the wooden right arm, 
assisted by the live left one, illuminated the text. Brother Kenison 
was almost as funny, however, in the extracts he gave from his 
^eat work on the " Anatomy, Physiology, and Osteology, etc., etc., 
of the Cat" (we hope that's correct), which is sooner or later to 
appear. 

The literary exercises over, all adjourned to the "spread " which 
stood awaiting us in the adjoining room. Brother Atkinson, the 
most inveterate and hardened punster Brown ever produced, had been 
appointed " impromptu " toast-master, and, when the brethren were 
duly filled with strawberries, ice-cream, cake and lemonade, he be- 
gan to gather in his victims. When the echoes of the last pun had 
died away, we gathered again in the Chapter-room and talked and 
sang till after midnight; then out in a body into the "yard," where 
cheers for Brown and for Harvard disturbed the sacred quiet and 
brought appreciative yells of " More ! more ! " from several of the 
open windows. 



158 DELTA UPSILON QUARTERLY. 

The whole affair had been delightfully pleasant, and the Brawn 
brothers will long remember it. And when the Harvard brethren 
come down — all of them — next year, if Brown doesn't turn out, 
alumni and all, and give them a hot reception, why — well, there will 
have been some fearful convulsion of Nature. And — this sottovace 
for the benefit of Harvard — we'll make them all speak if it takes 
till day-break. 

Brown has many thanks to give Harvard for that evening, and 
she will never cease to be proud of her work in founding the Har- 
vard Chapter. 

Fraternally, 

Norman M. Isham, '86. 



Delta Upsilon House, 

Madison University, Hamilton N. Y. 
Dear Brothers : 

Delta Upsilon is at the close of one of her most successful years 
in Madison University: the work done this year gives us great reason 
to be encouraged. Our Seniors have completed their work, and can 
hardly contain themselves, so great is their ecstasy over the large 
number of Phi Beta Kappa keys they have captured. The Juniors 
have begun to sigh that the season of flirting is so nearly over. The 
bold Sophomores have already picked out the fair damsels whose 
hearts they mean to break next year. Our Freshmen can hardly be 
called verdant, any longer, for like a well grazed pasture they begin 
to show a substantial background. 

At the approaching Commencement, Delta U. will bear no insig- 
nificant part, she having seven out of ten speakers, including second, 
third and fourth honors. The dedication of our new Theological 
Hall will be an interesting feature. We expect five Presidents of 
Baptist Theological Seminaries to be present, of whom two are 
Delta U's., the Rev. George W. Northrup D.D., LL.D,, of Morgan 
Park, 111., and the Rev. H. G. Weston D.D. of Chester Pa. The 
former graduated at Williams in 1854, the latter at Brown in 1840. 
These men will be listened to with great interest, for they are among 
the leaders of their denomination. 

In the graduating class we have nine men. Nine men from the 
class of '86 will be elected members of Phi Beta Kappa. Of these nine 
six are Delta U's. When '86 were Freshmen, our men received 



LETTERS FROM CHAPTERS. 159 

from the other societies the tender appellation, " Delta U. babies," 
but since then the Delta U. babies have grown and waxed strong, 
till, like the little leaven, they have leavened almost the whole lump 
of keys. Other society men go around, calling down maledictions on 
our heads, for some of them had sworn by their beards to take the 
honors which the babies took. We have the Salutatorian, the 
Classical, and Philosophical orators. Out of twelve men selected 
for the Kingsford prize speaking we have six. We also have 
men competing for prizes in Greek, Mathematics, Chemistry, and 
Kssays. Some of these we are sure of, for we have only to compete 
among our own Delta U. brothers. During the present year, we 
have been without a representative on the corps of editors of our 
college paper, the Madisonemis^ but at the recent contest in editorial 
work, two of our men secured appointments on the board. 

Since the last issue of the Quarterly, we have placed in the 
parlor of our Chapter house an elegant baby grand piano, which, 
we find, adds greatly to our popularity among the fair ones of the town, 
and has a magic influence over the men whom we desire to pledge. In 
the purchase of a piano, we are perhaps behind many of our sister 
Chapters. This is owing to the fact that we have been engaged in 
a greater scheme of erecting, furnishing and paying for our Chapter 
house. We went on the plan of building the nest before we feath- 
ered it. But now that we have at last secured a piano, we wisely 
turn to our brothers and say, " You are sadly behind the times if you 
don't own one." 

The approaching Convention is the subject which is claiming our 
chief attention. We are making preparations to have the jolliest 
time Delta U. has ever experienced. Let every man get his lungs 
and throat in good working order, for when you get here we intend 
to serenade the State of New York. 

We extend a cordial and hearty invitation for you all to come and 
partake of our hospitality, and we expect to see Delta U's from all 
over the United States and abroad here next October 27, 28 and 29. 

Fraternally, 

Oscar R. McKay, '87. 



l6o DELTA UPSILON QUARTERLY. 

Delta Upsilon Hall, 
Cornell University, Ithaca, N. Y. 
Dear Brothers: 

The Chapter's silence in the Quarterly has not been due to any 
apathy or to any indifference to Chapter affairs on our part ; quite 
the contrary. No fraternity Chapter at Cornell is more prosperous 
or more active than our own. No more than a glance at our year's 
record is needed to establish this. In scholarship, in athletics, in 
society, in all that pertains to making a college course of most value 
to a man, it is not self-flattery to say we do not occupy the rear- 
most seat. 

Our Senior members have prominent parts to play during the 
Commencement festivities. The presiding officers of the Junior 
and of the Sophomore classes respectively are of our number. The 
chairman of the Sophomore Banquet Committee; the president of 
the Episcopalian Society; the business-manager and one editor of 
the Cornell Review; the editor-in-chief and one editor of the 
Cornellian^ the college annual, are of our Chapter. 

In society affairs we are by no means wall-flowers. One of our 
members was an efficient committee man in the Junior promenade, 
and another is on the Senior Ball Committee. 

One of the most enjoyable events of the year was a reception 
in our parlors tendered to the ladies of Sage College. Our Chapter 
rooms, not unhandsome in themselves, were further beautified under 
the tasteful hands of the Committee. The main hall was crashed, 
and the greater part of the evening was spent in dancing. In the 
smaller rooms, whist entertained the more dignified of our guests. 
The five Delta U. professors in the University, with their families 
and several of our Alumni, were among those present. The dance- 
orders, hand-painted in gold on blue silk, were unique and elegant. 
The refreshments were provided by the best caterer in Central New 
York, and the music was the best obtainable. Three o'clock a.m. 
seemed all too early to end the gayeties. 

The Kappa Kappa Gamma Fraternity (sorority) recently enter- 
tained a select company by a german, in the parlors of Sage College, 
to which many of our members were invited. 

In scholarship we have made conquests and enviable records. 
Our Seniors have all won " honors for general excellence," and the 



LETTERS FROM CHAPTERS. l6l 

only one eligible for Phi Beta Kappa obtained his key at the end of 
his Junior year. 

The only literary prize heretofore open to competition is the 
Woodford prize of $ioo offered each year to the Senior who should 
<ieliver the best original oration. This year the University authorities 
have deemed it advisable to establish a Junior contest in declamation. 
"The reward is rather Olympic in its character, being nothing more 
than first and second honorable mention, with the names printed on 
the Commencement programme. The general excellence of the speak- 
ing at the recent contest and the new interest awakened in the study 
of elocution has fully justified this new departure, and there is every 
reason to hope that in a few years finished orators will be one of the 
products of Cornell, 

The class of ^Z(> leave as a memorial a fund the proceeds of which 
will constitute the prize in Junior Declamation for succeeding years. 
Two Delta U*s were among the seven contestants this spring, one of 
them obtaining the second mention — equivalent to the second prize. 

We believe that the source of one of the greatest benefits to be 
derived from a good fraternity lies in intercollegiate relationships, 
which can be maintained, to some extent, by mutual visitations, and 
by conventions. These, for obvious reasons, are not frequent 
enough to secure that intimacy between Chapters which ought to 
result in a more fraternal feeling, and arouse enthusiasm in Chapter 
work. The most practical way to bring this about is by correspond- 
-ence. In view of this, the corresponding secretary should be a man 
of ability, indefatigable as a worker, and zealous in the cause. We 
take pride in presenting as a model our own corresponding secre- 
tary, Allyn A. Packard, '%(y. Aside from the great amount of 
business correspondence relating to the Chapter and the answering 
of letters of inquiry, he has prepared circular letters to be sent to 
each one of our Alumni members once each term, and has written 
one (sometimes more) fraternal letter to every Chapter of Delta U. 
•once each term ; the only exception to this being that, during the 
winter term, no letter was sent to those Chapters which had failed to 
respond to those of the fall term. His tireless zeal may well be 
emulated by many other like officers. 

Several of our members who attended the New York State Inter- 
collegiate Field Day, at Utica, reported that a small convention of 



l62 DELTA UPSILON QUARTERLY. 

Delta Upsilon could have been held in that city, so many from the 
various New York colleges were present. 

Cornell seemed to carry the broom in the intercollegiate games, 
by winning ten first, and eleven second prizes, on eighteen events. 
One Utica paper headed its account of the contests : "The Young 
Gentlemen from the University at Ithaca hold a Field Day at Utica.*' 
Our brother, Horr, '87, reaped glory for the University and for him- 
self by winning the hundred and the two-hundred-and-twenty-yards 
dashes. 

The recent Alpha Delta Phi Convention was held at Ithaca, with 
the Cornell Chapter. Many of the prominent men among the Alumni 
were present. The Convention, however, could not be compared 
for one moment with the Fifty-first Annual Convention of Delta 
Upsilon, held at Rochester, N. Y., last fall. 

Our Madison brothers seem determined, by their activity in 
already beginning preparations for next year's Convention, to make 
a grand success of it. 

Fraternally, 

George M. Marshall, '87. 



Delta Upsilon Hall, 

Lafayette College, Easton, Pa. 
Dear Brothers : 

The end of another college year is fast approaching, and with it 
comes the first anniversary of the founding of our Chapter. The 
Senior examinations begin May the 27th. After they are finished 
they will hold their class supper in New York, and on Wednesday 
evening, June 2, they will then enjoy a vacation until the last of 
June, when they will return and graduate. One of our men has a 
toast at the class supper. 

We enjoyed a banquet, a few nights ago, which was given by 
Brother Rankin, '87, in celebration of his birthday. Our rooms pre- 
sented a very pretty as well as lively scene. Brother William W. 
Weller, '85, who chanced to be present, and Brother Tudor delivered 
in fine style the Chapter's congratulations to Brother Rankin, who 
responded in a neat speech. The lateness of the hour was the only 
thing that finally put an end to our conviviality. We hope that many 



LETTERS FROM CHAPTERS. 163 

another brother will make known his birthday in a like acceptable 
manner. 

We have, for some time past, noticed that the other fraternities 
were harboring some jealousy against us. It became very plain that 
this was the case in the last Sophomore class meeting, when the 
editors of our college annual, the Melange^ were elected for next year. 
A motion was carried by a large majority, that we be debarred from 
having a representative on the staff of editors. The reason assigned 
was, that it was customary for a Chapter of a fraternity to have 
existed a year at least before it was entitled to a representative. The 
fact of the case is, that we have existed over a year, and that the 
" time limitation " was but a pretence whereby they hoped to injure 
us. There is a slight possibility of the class reconsidering the 
matter, but as it stands at present, it is but an attempt to keep us 
•down. We can, of course, retaliate, if we choose, by not supporting 
the publication. The issue of the whole matter, however, is not of 
very tremendous moment. 

We have had pleasant visits from several of our Lehigh brothers, 
and have also enjoyed their kind hospitality and good cheer more 
than once. 

Our meetings are still very well attended, and most interesting. 
Besides the musical and the social parts of our programmes, the 
literary is equally pleasant and profitable. We had some difficulty 
at first as to the manner of conducting our meetings, especially in 
regard to the literary part, as we all belong to one or the other of 
our college literary societies, and have enough of outside work in 
that line. We have overcome this difficulty in having this portion 
•of the exercises, for the most part, extemporaneous, consisting of 
speeches, debates, etc. The members like the plan, and it is sur- 
prising how much can * really be said in a two-minute extempo- 
raneous speech. This has been a great means of improvement to 
many of us. With kindest regards to our sister Chapters, 

Fraternally, 

Charles H. Pridgeon, '86. 

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164 delta upsilon quarterly. 

Delta Upsilon Hall, 

Syracuse University, Syracuse, N. Y. 
Dear Brothers : 

Time was when Zeta Psi was one of the strong fraternities in 
Syracuse University ; but that time is known to men now in college 
by tradition only, and not by personal experience. 

This Chapter was established in 1875, and, in its early history, 
several strong classes were graduated, '79 and *8o being sp>ecially 
noteworthy. For several years, however, Zeta Psi has been dwind- 
ling away, until now she has in college only four men, one Junior 
and three Sophomores. She has a good Alumni support in the city, 
and this is the source of about all the life that still remains. 

As an active factor in college afifairs, she is no longer of impor- 
tance. For a number of years, she has had no representation on the 
college annual, the Onondagan^ and, with the graduation of '84, she 
ceased active connection with the college papers. 

Sigma Psi, a local society, was established in 1881, and has at 
present fourteen members, three Seniors, one Junior, and five in each 
of the lower classes. 

They confine themselves mostly to college work, taking little 
interest in athletics or student enterprises, except those of a literary 
character. They have two men on the staff of the University Herald'^ 
and they had one on the board of the Onondagan, They can hardly 
be considered, as yet, a rival of the fraternities, and yet, if they 
formed a Chapter of a good fraternity, instead of being simply a 
local society, they would be a rival, and a strong one, too. 

They are beginning their history in the right way — doing the 
hard work first, and paying less regard to the diverting features of 
society life. 

Phi Kappa Psi was formed in 1884, from Kappa Delta, a good 
local society. They have been growing in numbers, and now count 
sixteen active members, and among them some good men. 

In college work they do not particularly excel, and this year 
they are without representation at Commencement and Sophomore 
exhibition. o 

Socially they are beginning to do cons»f idera^> ^^ ^^o lower 
classes being especially active in this line^j. T}y take no great 



LETTERS FROM CHAPTERS. 165 

interest in athletics, and in student enterprises generally do not take 
a leading part. 

The Phi Kappa Psi's affiliate most commonly with the D.K.E's, 
and least, perhaps, with the Psi U's, though no antagonism exists 
between any of the fraternities. 

There is a prospect of a large class next year, and a good class 
for fraternity men, and some cultivating has already been done. We 
are in no great haste, however ; we ordinarily get the men we desire* 
and probably next year will be no exception. 

With greetings to the Chapters, 

Fraternally, 

John S. Bovingdon, '87. 



Delta Upsilon Hall, 
Lehigh University, South Bethlehem, Pa. 
Dear Brothers : 

Delta Upsilon at Lehigh is closing its first year in full vigor, and 
with prospects of a highly satisfactory future. 

We have not been able to raise our membership as high as the 
majority of the Chapters of Delta U., because our Chapter was not 
established until the middle of the first term of the college year. 

A large number of the men of the Freshman class that showed 
themselves to a good advantage soon after entering college, were 
taken into fraternities before we had a chance at them. Generally, 
the fraternities at Lehigh have the misfortune of taking men who, 
through some cause, have to leave college before graduating, or at 
least not graduating with the class in which they entered. This 
being our first year, we thought it proper to Work slowly, and take 
only those that were good men, and would stay with us. We started 
with ten men, and having since initiated three more, now number 
thirteen, and will lose only two of them in June, and these by grad- 
uation, leaving us, therefore, in a good condition for next year. 
There is every probability that there will be a large entering class in 
September, and Delta U. will use her best endeavors to secure her 
full share of the desirable men. 

The Psi isilon fraternity held their Convention here in May, 
and from a counts they had a good time. Psi Upsilon was 
formed froir :al society in 1884. They have always taken a very 



l66 DELTA UPSILON QUARTERLY. 

large number of men in each class, and their Alumni support in 
Bethlehem is comparatively strong. They have a much larger 
Chapter than any other fraternity here, and it is supposed they are 
large because of the heavy expense they are under. 

" The American Institute of Mining Engineers " also held their 
Convention at Bethlehem, in May. They ended up by having* a 
grand ball in our gymnasium. 

Our annual, the Epitome y is just out. It is published by seven 
editors and three artists, chosen from the Junior class, but not con- 
fined to fraternity men, as at many other colleges. We are happy 
to say we have two of the board of editors recently elected for next 
year's issue. Our other publications are the Lehigh Burr^ published 
monthly, and the Engineering Journal^ published quarterly. Besides 
Delta U., we have here Chapters of six general fraternities, and one 
local society. 

The Greek-letter fraternities, dates of establishment, and number 
of undergraduates are as follows : Chi Phi, established 1872, 18 men ; 
Alpha Tau Omega, established 1882, 12 men ; Psi Upsilon, estab- 
lished 1884, 24 men; Delta Phi, established 1884, 12 men; Theta 
Delta Chi, established 1884, 14 men ; Beta Beta, established 1885, 
II men; Delta Upsilon, established 1885, 13 men; Sigma Nu, 
established 1886, 9 men. There are also 12 men belonging to frater- 
nities having no Chapter at Lehigh, making a total of 1 25 under- 
graduate fraternity men. This leaves 196 non-fraternity men in 
college. 

Fraternally, 

John M. Howard, '87. 



TO '86. 

Our college life has flown too fast. 

The four years through ; 
But recollections of the past 

Come ever new ; 
And of the memories which the mind 

Presents to view, 
The sweetest one from all these years 

Is Delta U. 

All other joys of college life 

Fade from the mind ; 
Its pleasures and its toils alike 

Are left behind ; 
But one sweet thought shall cling to us 

Life's journey through, 
It is our tender, faithful love 

For Delta U. 

We love her for her lofty aims, 

So high and pure ; 
For the sweet sense of brotherhood. 

So strong and sure. 
Those aims — towards which we ever strive 

While life shall last, 
Those friendships — which shall endure 

When life is past. 

So, though the end of college life 

Is drawing nigh. 
Our recollections of that life 

Shall never die. 
And now, where'er our footsteps turn, 

Whatever we do. 
We'll keep a corner in our hearts 

For Delta U. 
Rutgers College, William P. Merrill, 

New Brunswick, N. J. Rutgers^ *«?7. 



DELTA U. NEWS ITEMS. 



Delta U. carried off the highest honors in the class of '86 at 
Columbia College and the University of the City of New York. Our 
two New York City Chapters are to be congratulated upon their 
success. 

THE CAMP. 

The annual meeting of the Camping Association will be held at 
Bolton-on-Lake George the last week in July and the first two weeks 
in August or longer, at the pleasure of the campus. A cordial invita- 
tion is extented to members of the fraternity to join in this — the 
annual social gathering of the fraternity. Those whose engagements 
will prevent their spending the full three weeks can make such stay 
as their time allows, provided their intentions are stated before hand 
so arrangements can be made for them. To such "transients" the 
rate per day or week will be the same as those who stay the entire 
time. Eight Chapters are already represented, and from them are 
the names of many well-known members of our Fraternity, whose 
presence at the camp already insures its success. The large number 
who are going will make the expenses very reasonable, and none 
should dismiss the idea of camping from that standpoint. Further 
particulars and all information concerning time, rates, necessary 
equipment, means of transportation, meeting place, etc., will be 
furnished by F. M. Crossett, New York, '84, who has charge of this 
year's camp, owing to the illness of Mr. William F. Walker, Amhersty 
'86, the Secretary of the Association. 

Address all inquiries to 

Frederick M. Crossett, 

83 Cedar Street, New York. 



DELTA U. NEWS ITEMS. l6^ 

THE ALBANY BANQUET. 

The want of a convenient gathering place for the large body of 
Delta Upsilon Alumni residing within a radius of fifty miles of 
Albany, N. Y., has long been recognized, and several efforts have 
been recently made to organize an association corresponding to 
those now flourishing in New York, Chicago, Boston, and Cleve- 
land, and elsewhere. At a meeting held in Albany early in 
October, 1885, a committee was appointed to arrange for our 
first Annual Reunion in the spring of 1886. This committee 
labored, as time and opportunity allowed, throughout the winter, 
and their efforts resulted in a most enjoyable banquet at the Caf^ 
St. Marc, on the 21st of April, 1886. The day that was chosen for 
the celebration proved to be an unfortunate one, not only because 
several conferences were in session at the same time, thus depriving 
us of some of our most earnest brothers in the ministry, but 
because a peculiar combination of circumstances prevented at l^ast 
a dozen loyal Delta U*s from being present on this particular night, 
much to their own and our regret. Notwithstanding, twenty-seven 
were on hand in the evening, representing eight different chapters 
of our Fraternity. 

After the dinner, next in order were responses to the toasts,, 
which, under the efficient management of our master of ceremonies, 
— John F. Montignani, Cornell^ '79 — elicited many a witty remark 
from those who responded, and constant and hearty applause from 
the listeners. The Hon. Benjamin A. Willis, Union, '61, headed 
the list with a toast on " Our Fraternity," which fairly bubbled over 
with humorous thrusts at the mysterious doings which some one 
told him were wont to prevail at the seances of our highly re- 
spected, but saddly erring, Fellow Greek-letter Societies. Otto 
M. Eidlitz, Cornell, '81, informed us of the progress the Fraternity 
had been making of late in establishing "Our new Chapters."' 
" Union College " was to have been responded to by the Hon. 
Judson S. Landon, but at the last moment he found that he was 
unable to attend the banquet, and the Rev. Spencer M. Adsit, 
Union, '77, replied heartily for his Alma Mater. The aim of "Our 
Ministers " was ably presented by the Rev. Smith T. Ford, Madison, 
'78, while Prof. Frank L. Nason, Amherst, '82, proved conclusively 
by the reductio ad absurdum method that their main qualifications 



I JO OEXTA UPSILOX QUARTE^RLY. 

for - Oar Tcacfacxs " were clearness, elegance, and brevity. Lewis 
A. Cass, Umi^m^ '78, gave as a stirring speech on " DelU U. in 
Politics,- and Robert J. Landon, Um4m, '80, pathetically advised 
those of us vho had not yet followed his example to join at once 
the ever-increasing band of **C)ur Newly Married Men." 

At the h^py snggestion of brother Eidlitz we elected Colonel 
W:::» to the office of His Papal Highness — an honor which in- 
spired him to require immediate responses from several of our 
nnmber on the most startling topics imaginable. 

At length, after joining heartily in singing our Fraternity songs, 

parted, gratified at the success of the banquet, and trusting to 

1 again before another year had passed. 



At the New York State Intercollegiate Field Day, held, May 26, 
at Utica, N. Y., Delta Upsilon again took more prizes than any other 
fraternity. Delta U. captured the loo-yards dash, first, Charles W. 
Horr, Jr., Ccnull^ '87 ; throwing the hammer, second, John S. 
Bovingdon, Syracuse^ '87 ; throwing the ball, second, William P. 
Landon, Umtam^ "86 ; pole vault, first, William P. Landon, Union^ *86 ; 
patting the shot, second, Charles S. Van Auken, Hamilton^ *^6 ; 220- 
yards dash, first, Charles W. Horr, Jr., Cornell^ '87 ; mile walk, first, 
John S. Bovingdon, Syracuse^ '87. Charles S. Van Auken, Hamilton^ 
'86, was elected President of the Association for the ensuing year. 



SHADOWS, 

As the sombre hues of twilight 
Steal the brightness from the day, 
And the sun, its beams withdrawing. 
Lengthens shadows with its ray, 

So dark omens of the future 
Take the joys from prospects bright, 
And a pleasure, as it fleeteth, 
Lengthens sorrows with its light. 

Lafayette^College, Charles H. Pi 

Easton, Pa. 




CHAPTER NEWS. 



The Chapter sent two delegates to the Albany Alomni meeting. 
John T. Baxter, '87. and Orlando C. Bidwell, "86, who reported an 
enjoyable time and a good attendance for their first mceiing. 

About fifteen E>elta U's came from Amiurst to vitness the base- 
ball game between Amhent and Williams, May 29. We were very 
glad to have a pleasant call, and hope that when they come to 
W^illiamstown again they may have more time to meet the boys, and 
become better acquainted. 

We had a very pleasant visit from Mr. Cross, of the YaU Theo- 
logical Seminary, on the 4th of May. Mr. Cross is a member Oi 
the Yale ball team, and is also a member of the Adeliert Chapter erf 
Delta Upsilon, class of '84. 

Charles A. Williams, Augustus W. Back, and William W. Newell, 
'88, have been elected members of the Historical Society. 

The Chapter house looks very much improved by a new coat of 
paint. Including the improvements inside, and the refurnished 
parlors, we feel very comfortably situated at presenL We expect 
there will be many of our Alomni here at Commencement, and we 
would like to see them all at the house, which is on South Street, to 
show them the society as it exists to^ay. Come and sec as, which 
will save a good deal of our time in trying to hunt you up, for we 
shall try to meet every one. 

TM. :ii L -__ _f _. g .^g^ '46, '56, and '61, this Com- 

mbers in all of these still living, 
dl Commencement week. Tues- 

one to which members of our 
ieth anniversary of their gradua- 
lad in that class are now living, 
U Commencement season. 



170 DELTA UPSILON QUARTERLY. 

for " Our Teachers " were clearness, elegance, and brevity. Lewis 
A. Cass, Union, '78, gave us a stirring speech on "Delta U. in 
Politics," and Robert J. Landon, Union, '80, pathetically advised 
those of us who had not yet followed his example to join at once 
the ever-increasing band of " Our Newly Married Men." 

At the happy suggestion of brother Eidlitz we elected Colonel 
Willis to the office of His Papal Highness — an honor which in- 
spired him to require immediate responses from several of our 
number on the most startling topics imaginable. 

At length, after joining heartily in singing our Fraternity songs, 
we parted, gratified at the success of the banquet, and trustin^f to 
meet again before another year had passed. 

At the New York State Intercollegiate Field Day, held, May 26, 
at Utica, N. Y., Delta Upsilon again took more prizes than any other 
fraternity. Delta U. captured the 100-yards dash, first, Charles W. 
Horr, Jr., Cornell, '87 ; throwing the hammer, second, John S. 
Bovingdon, Syracuse, '87 ; throwing the ball, second, William P. 
Landon, Union, *86 ; pole vault, first, William P. Landon, Union^ '86 ; 
putting the shot, second, Charles S. Van Auken, Hamilton, '86 ; 220- 
yards dash, first, Charles W. Horr, Jr., Cornell, '87 ; mile walk, first, 
John S. Bovingdon, Syracuse, '87. Charles S. Van Auken, Hamilton^ 
*Z(i, was elected President of the Association for the ensuing year. 



SHADOWS. 

As the sombre hues of twilight 
Steal the brightness from the day. 
And the sun, its beams withdrawing. 
Lengthens shadows with its ray. 

So dark omens of the future 
Take the joys from prospects bright. 
And a pleasure, as it fieeteth, 
Lengthens sorrows with its light. 

Lafayette^College, Charles H. Pridgeon, 

Easton, Pa. Lafayette, *86. 



CHAPTER NEWS. 

WILLIAMS COLLEGE. 

The Chapter sent two delegates to the Albany Alumni meetings 
John T. Baxter, '87, and Orlando C. Bidwell, '86, who reported an 
enjoyable time and a good attendance for their first meeting. 

About fifteen Delta U*s came from Amherst to witness the base- 
ball game between Amherst and Williams^ May 29. We were very 
glad to have a pleasant call, and hope that when they come to 
Williamstown again they may have more time to meet the boys, and 
become better acquainted. 

We had a very pleasant visit from Mr. Cross, of the Yale Theo« 
logical Seminary, on the 4th of May. Mr. Cross is a member of 
the Yale ball team, and is also a member of the Adelbert Chapter of 
Delta Upsilon, class of '84. 

Charles A. Williams, Augustus W. Buck, and William W. Newell^ 
*88, have been elected members of the Historical Society. 

The Chapter house looks very much improved by a new coat of 
paint. Including the improvements inside, and the refurnished 
parlors, we feel very comfortably situated at present. We expect 
there will be many of our Alumni here at Commencement, and we 
would like to see them all at the house, which is on South Street, to 
show them the society as it exists to-day. Come and see us, which 
will save a good deal of our time in trying to hunt you up, for we 
shall try to meet every one. 

There will be a reunion of classes '36, '46, '56, and *6i, this Com- 
mencement. Delta Upsilon has members in all of these still living, 
and we shall be glad to greet them all Commencement week. Tues- 
day, June 29, is the day for reunions. 

The class of '36 is the oldest one to which members of our 
Fraternity belong, and this is the fiftieth anniversary of their gradua- 
tion. Seven of the twelve men we had in that class are now livings 
and we hope to see several of them at Commencement season. 



172 DELTA UPSILON QUARTERLY. 



UNION COLLEGE. 



William L. Kennedy, '88, who left college during last term on 
account of illness, has returned. 

Dorwin, Landon, La Monte, and Randall, our Seniors, occupy 
positions on the University base-ball nine. 

William P. Landon, '86, is captain of the " Varsity " nine. 

Delta U. will be represented on the Senior stage by Landon and 
Randall. 

Gustave S. Dorwin, '86, is Class Historian, and Frederick S. 
Randall, '86, is Class Poet. 

We enjoyed a call from Frederick M. Crossett, New York^ '84, 
early in June. 

William P. Landon, '86, and Nelson M. Redfield, '87, are among 
the ten contestants for the Vedder Prize. The prize consists of $50, 
to be given to the best extemporaneous speaker. 

At the beginning of the term, the Greek-letter fraternities 
numbered as follows : Kappa Alpha, 8 ; Sigma Phi, i ; Delta Phi, 9 ; 
Psi Upsilon, 12; Delta Upsilon, 11; Alpha Delta Phi, 8; Beta 
Theta Pi, 11; Phi Delta Theta, 14. 

At the recent spring meeting of the College Athletic Association, 
held May 12, seven of the twelve first prizes, and several seconds, 
were awarded to Delta U. men. 

The following is clipped from the Schenectady Daily Union: 

"If there had been a prize for the best general athlete, Landon, '86, would have 
captured it. He won six nrst prizes, and one second prize, a better record than any 
other contestant." 

Brother Landon is a son of Judge Landon, president of the col- 
lege, a brother of Robert J. Landon, Union, *8o, and a brother-in- 
law of Lewis A. Cass, Union, '78. 

At the Intercollegiate Athletic Association, which was held at 
Utica, N. Y., May 26, William P. Landon, '86, received first prize in 
the pole-vault, and second in the ball-throw. 

HAMILTON COLLEGE. 

Charles S. Van Auken, '86, is president of the Intercollegiate Ath- 
letic Association of Central New York. The spring meeting was held 
at Utica, May 26. 

The college choir consists of twelve men, of whom five are 
Delta U's. 



CHAPTER NEWS. 1 73 

At the election of Senior officers for Commencement, Delta Upsilon 
received the following: President of Class Day, E. Root Fitch, Jr.; 
Poet of Tree Day, Philip N. Moore ; Member of Presentation Com- 
mittee, Charles S. Van Auken; Response from '88, William H. Squires. 

Frederick M. Crossett, New York, '84, paid us a short call 
recently. 

Along with the good fortune and prosperity of the Hamilton 
Chapter of Delta U., she has had her share of misfortune. The 
winter term opened with an accident which happened to Frank H. 
Robson, '87, while coasting. Next, Henry D. Hopkins, '87, was 
called home on account of the death of his sister, which was followed, 
in less than a week, by the death of his mother. About six weeks 
before the term closed, John G. Peck, '87, ran into a tree at the foot 
of Freshman Hill, breaking his left leg about four inches above the 
knee. The last day of the term, Tuesday, March 30. Frank B. 
Severance, '87, while crossing the central track at Rome, was struck 
by the Second Atlantic Express train, throwing him seven or eight 
feet into the air. Brother Severance is slowly recovering, and we 
hope to have him again with us soon. '87 seems to be the unfort- 
unate class this time. 

William H. Squires, *88, is said to be the best organist the college 
has had in a long time. 

In the largest church in Clinton, N. Y., the position of base singer, 
recently made vacant by death, is filled by Warren D. More, '88. 

At the Spring Field Day, out of thirteen events, in which there 
were twenty-six prizes (counting firsts and seconds), Delta Upsilon 
took ten — six firsts and four seconds. 

E. Coit Morris, '89, is the Poet for the Freshmen class supper, and 
Edward W. Hyatt, '88, is responder to a toast. 

Hiram H. Bice, '89, who has been out of college most of the year, 
on account of his eyes, has just returned from an extended trip 
through California and the South West. 

COLBY UNIVERSITY. 

Four of the nine Commencement speakers are Delta U's, mz, : 
Randall J. Condon, Seldom B. Overlock, Thomas J. Ramsdell, and 
Albert M. Richardson. 

Three of the Junior Prize Orators are Delta U's — Holman F. 
Day, Stanley H. Holmes, and Charles C. Richar^lson. 



174 DELTA UPSILON QUARTERLY. 

The Freshman Prize Reading took place at the Baptist Church, 
Wednesday evening, May 26. Wallace S. Elden captured the 
second prize. Henry B. Woods was also a competitor. 

The Eighth Annual Field Day was held Friday, June 4. We 
took five firsts and one second prize. The first were in the one- 
hundred-yards dash, bicycle race, potato race, throwing base-ball,, 
and obstacle race. 

UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER. 

The Senior and Sophomore exhibition appointments have been 
made. In the Senior class, we have three out of the eight who re- 
ceive appointment on the ground of scholarship: Wallace S. Trues- 
dell, William E. Loucks, and Ernest N. Pattee. Of the twelve 
Sophomores appointed to contest for the Dewey declamation prize, 
four are Delta U*s : Walter C. Betteridge, William C. Wilcox, Alden 
J. Merrell, and Samuel M. Brickner. 

Both the Oration and the Poem before the Alumni, at Commence- 
ment, will be delivered by Delta U's, the poem by Joseph O'Connor^ 
'63, editor of the Post Express^ and the oration by Charles B. Parker, 
'74, M.D., of Cleveland, O. 

There is manifest a better spirit in athletics than ever before. 
The Field Day held May 2 1 was the best we have ever had. Cort- 
land R. Myers, '87, was one of the committee of arrangements, and 
this meant a great deal towards success. Delta U. was not very 
prominent in the contests, but we took a number of prizes. The 
class of '89 covered itself with glory, winning the relay race, the tug- 
of-war, and taking nearly every first prize. But they needed it, for 
only the day before the Sophomores had eluded them and escaped 
to Owasco Lake, where they cremated Calculus. 

'86 will probably not observe Class Day. There is a political 
difficulty which they cannot surmount. Alpha Delta Phi and Psi 
Upsilon both mean to have orators, and neither one will yield ; con- 
sequently. Class Day will have to be passed over. 

Our Chapter is suffering in the sickness of two members. Fred 
L. Cody, '86, has been confined at home since March, and Charles 
E. Burr, '89, has been sick with typhoid fever for four weeks. In 
the death of Brother Riddell, '88, our Chapter lost one of its best 
men. 



CHAPTER NEWS. 1 75 

Brother Crossett, New York, '84, of the Quarterly, spent a 
day or two with us recently. 

There has been considerable delay in the publication of the an- 
nual, the Interpres, but now that it is out, it is spoken of in terms of 
praise. 

We are heartily in favor of extension, both in establishing new 
chapters, where it may seem desirable, and in reviving old ones. 

RUTGERS college. 

Peter Stillwell, '86, is the senior editor on one of our Targums, 
and Thurston W. Challen, '87, is an associate editor on both. 

Asa Wynkoop, '87, has received the $60 prize for an essay on 
Christian Missions founded by Brother A. V. W. Van Vechten, 
WiliiamSy '47. 

William P. Merrill, '87, is the chorister of the Chapel choir for 
the ensuing year. 

Challen, Merrill, and Wynkoop, represent Delta U. on Junior 
exhibition. Frank J. Sagendorph was one of the eight selected, but 
declined, so that Challen might speak. 

Thurston W. Challen, '87, and Sherman G. Pitt, '88, were the 
delegates from Rutgers to the State Y.M.C.A. Convention, at Bur- 
lington, on May i and 2. 

Franklin A. Pattison is captain of '87 's base-ball team. 

Sherman G. Pitt, '88, took the $10 prize for the best oration in 
Philo, and Oscar M. Voorhees, '88, took the second prize for original 
oration in Peitho. 

Stephen J. Keefe, '89, is secretary, and William B. Tomkins, '88, 
a director of the Athletic Association. 

Byron Cummings, '89, of West Bangor, N. Y., was initiated on 
May 18. 

The Commencement appointments have been announced. Elmore 
De Witt has third honor, and Louis B. Chamberlain fourth honor. 
Our other '86 man, Peter Stillwell, receives an appointment for 
scholarship. 

At the Senior Class Banquet, on May 25, Louis B. Chamberlain 
toasted " The College," Frederick B. Deshler, " Our Absent Mem- 
bers," and Peter Stillwell, " The Ladies." 



176 DELTA UPSILON QUARTERLY. 

MADISON UNIVERSITY. 

Frank C. Barrett, '88, will go to Wisconsin for the summer. 

Albert E. Seagrave, '86, is preaching at Point Grain, N. Y. 

William H. Cossum, '87, expects to spend the summer vacation 
in Wisconsin. 

Frederic W. Rowe, '87, expects to visit the West and South 
during the summer. 

Frederick M. Crossett, New York^ '84, paid us a short visit 
recently. 

Edward M. Jeffers, '87, will spend the summer preaching for the 
Baptist Church, at Ingham's Mills, N. Y. 

The following Delta U's have entered the lists for prizes: 
Lasher essay prize, Owen Cassidy, '87 ; Chemical prize, William 
F. Langworthy, '87, Owen Cassidy, '87, Frederic W. Rowe, '87 ; 
Greek prize, Oscar R. McKay, '87 ; Allen prize essay, George W. 
Douglass, *88, Irving A. Douglass, '88, Philip C. Payne, *^%y Fenton 
C. Rowell, '88 ; Mathematical prize, Fenton C. Rowell, '88, Clajrton 
Grinnell, '88 ; Kingsford prize declamations, Frederic W. Rowe, '87, 
Edward M. Jeffers, '87, George W. Douglass, '88, Irving A. Doug- 
lass, '88, Creighton R. Story, Alfred W. Wishart, '89. 

Edward E. Whitford, '86, has been appointed Assistant In- 
structor in French in the University — a recognition of faithful 
work done by him in that department. 

UNIVERSITY OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK. 

Commencement appointments have been made for the class of 
*86, and Charles Holmes Roberts is Valedictorian ; he also receives 
the first fellowship of $300, which is the only one granted this year. 
J. Harker Bryan is appointed to deliver an oration. 

William Francis Campbell and Arthur Herbert Cameron, '87, 
have been elected members of Phi Beta Kappa, and are now en- 
titled to the privilege of wearing the famous key. 

In the Class Day exercises of '86, to be held on June 14, Joseph 
Harker Bryan will make the Presentation Addresses, and John Stanley 
Lyon has been chosen Poet. Bryan is chairman of the committee 
on arrangements. 

The University Glee Club, which has given thirty-one concerts 
this year, will sing at Class Day exercises, and then disband until 
fall. J. Harker Bryan, '86, to whose untiring efforts so much of the 



CHAPTSR NEWS. 1 77 

success of the club is due — will probably renew his connection with 
them in the fall. At the concert given in Chickering Hall, May 4, 
seven members of the Club were Delta U's, including the leader 
and accompanist 

We are glad to hear of the plans concerning a Delta U. house 
in this city this fall, and one or two of our men will probably take 
up quarters there. 

Commencement will take place on the 17th of June, at the Acad- 
emy of MusiCy at 8 p.ic Our Chapter, as usual, will occupy one of 
the proscenium boxes, and a cordial invitation is extended to Delta 
U's to be present at the exercises, and occupy a seat in the box. 
The Chapter banner will be suspended from the box, so its location 
may be easily fixed. 

CORNELL UNIVERSITY. 

Frank W. Shepard, '86, and AUyn A. Packard, '86, represented 
the Chapter at the Alpha Delta Phi reception, on the evening of 
May 13. 

George J. Tansey, '88, was chairman of the Sophomore Banquet 
Committee, and James H. Edwards, '88, as president of the class, 
responded, at the supper, to " The Class of *88." 

James E. Russell and George M. Marshall, '87, were two of the 
seven competitors in the Junior prize declamation contest, held May 
27. The latter received the second prize, which entitles him to a 
prominent mention on the Commencement programme and in the 
Register of the college. 

The annual publication of Cornell, the Cornellian^ that has just 
appeared, has two of its seven editors from Delta Upsilon, namely, 
George M. Marshall and Albert R. Warner, '87, the latter named 
being editor-in-chief. 

Charles W. Horr, Jr., '87, is the fastest short-distance runner in 
college, and the fastest sprinter in the New York State collegiate 
world. At the recent New York Intercollegiate Field Day Sports, 
at Utica, he won the 100 and 220-yards dashes, without any apparent 
effort. At the intercollegiate games held in New York city, he won 
his heat, making the same time as that by which the final was won. 

James H. Edwards, '88, is the president of his class, and stands 
at the head of his class in the course in civil engineering. 



178 DELTA UPSILON QUARTERLY. 

The Chapter has received pleasant calls from Delta U's on the 
Syracuse University's base-ball nine, and expects to entertain mem- 
bers of Hamilton^ Uniofiy and others, when they come this way. 

Charles W. Horr, Jr., '87, has been elected to the board of 
editors of the SuUy the Cornell daily for the year 1886-87. 

Allyn A. Packard, Frank W. Shepard, '86, Albert R. Warner, 
'87, George J. Tansey, '88, Arthur M. Curtis, and George C. Shep- 
ard, '89, were guests of the Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority, at a 
recent german. 

Frank W. Shepard, '86, was computer on the annual engineering 
survey of Lake Keuka, during the two middle weeks of May. 

Charles H. Hull and Frank W. Shepard received Conunencement 
appointments. 

Allyn A. Packard, '86, was a member of the Class Day and Ball 
Committees of the Senior class. 

We have initiated James Harvey Edwards, '88, of Oxford, N. Y., 
and Eads Bates, '89, of Dardenne, Mo. 

The Chapter will lose three "bright and shining lights" at the 
end of the year, in Allyn A. Packard and Frank W. Shepard, '86, and 
George J. Tansey, '88. Charles H. Hull, *86, who resides in Ithaca^ 
although graduated in June, will, we hope, be with us for some time 
to come. 

George M. Marshall, '87, is president of the Seabury Guild, and 
is also acting president of his class, in the absence from college of 
the regularly elected president. 

Edward T. Parsons, Rochestety '86, recently paid us a pleasant 
visit 

An Historical and Political Science Association, similar to the 
one in Michigan University, has been organized here by President 
C. K. Adams, Professors Moses Coit Tyler, Herbert Tuttle, and H. 
C. Adams, the first named as president of the society. Several of 
our members are interested, Charles H. Hull, '86, being secretary. 

Henry C. Olmsted, '85, attended our reception on the evening 
of April 30. He was cordially welcomed, but his visit was too 
brief. 

The Chapter has recently been " taken " for its annual photo- 
graph. The result is one of the best group pictures we have had for 
years 



CHAPTER NEWS. 1 79 

Charles H. Hull, '86, is Historian of his class for the Class Day 
exercises. 

Theta Nu Epsilon is bound to be exterminated, as far as the 
Cornell Chapter of Delta Upsilon is concerned. 

At a regular meeting, some time ago, the following self-explana- 
tory resolutions were unanimously adopted : 

Whereas^ It is deemed advisable and expedient to emphasize that portion of our 
Constitution which relates to the qualifications for membership (Sec. 3, Art. II.), 
be it 

Resoived^ That the following pledge be signed by all who take the pledge of 
initiation ; 

Resolved^ That the pledge be printed in the form of a book ; 

Resolved^ That these Resolutions be printed in the front of the said book. 

The pledge referred to reads as follows : 

Ithaca, N. Y 18S 

I do hereby assert upon my word of honor that I do not belong to the college 
secret organization known as Theta Nu Epsilon, and I also faithfully and solemnly 
promise that I never will have any connection with that organization as long as I 
am a member of the Cornell Chapter of the Delta Upsilon Fraternity. 

[Signed] . 

This pledge, in addition to its being required of each new mem- 
ber, has been signed by every member of the Chapter. 

MARIETTA COLLEGE. 

Rufus C. Dawes and Charles S. Mitchell, '86, have been appointed 
to deliver the Valedictory and Salutatory respectively, at the coming 
Commencement, June 30. "Brother Mitchell will be the fourth Phi 
Beta Kappa man, and the third Salutatorian from his family, his 
brothers Prof. Oscar H. Mitchell and John Q. Mitchell having had 
that honor in '75 and '80, and all Delta U's. 

In '87, Fred E. Corner, Edward B. Haskell and William A. Shedd 
are competitors for the Junior Rhetorical prize. The subjects as- 
signed for the essays are, "The Ordinance of 1787," "William Pitt, 
the younger," and " Longfellow as a Poet." Shedd is one of Alpha 
Kappa's, and Haskell one of Psi Gamma's representatives on 
Junior exhibition, held at Commencement. Brother Shedd attended 
the Lane Theological Commencement, which took place on May 6. 
While at the Seminary, he had the pleasure of meeting several Delta 
U*s, among them Kuhn, of Adelbert^ '82; Nelson of Amherst^ '81; 
Adair of Hamilton^ '84, and Shane of Marietta^ '83. 

The prize declaimers have been appointed, and of the five Soph- 
omores, four are Delta U. men, viz, : William B. Addy, Walter G. 
Beach, Benjamin W. Labaree and Robert M. Labaree. 



l8o DELTA UPSILON QUARTERLY. 

June x8 is the date set for the Annual Field Day. In lodoiig 
over the four past years' programmes in my possession, I find that the 
number of prizes offered (excluding class prizes) averaged 20'^ pe 
annum, and that on an average 10^ of these were taken by our 
men, leaving io}i to be divided between the other three fraternities. 
Unless all signs fail, we shall secure a goodly number this month. 

The college as a whole is in good condition. Last year it awoke 
to the common-sense view of advertising; vtz.y to do lots of it In 
addition to this, the impetus received from the celebration of the 
Semi-centennial, a year since, has moved things forward strongly. 
An entering class of 25 or 30 is expected next fall, and we are 
happy to state that seven of them, "good men and true," have already 
pledged to Delta Upsilon. 

Phi Gamma Delta, the only general fraternity besides our own in 
college, is also in prosperous condition. She now ranks third in 
numbers, having more than doubled her membership within the 
past year, and stands well generally. Her delegation in '90 numbers 
about the same as ours. We are glad to see her success, since we 
prefer the rivalry of general to that of local fraternities. 

SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY. 

Milton N. Frantz, Frederic B. Price, and William A. Wilson 
have been appointed Commencement Speakers. 

Walter S. Eaton, '87, will be away from College the rest of this 
term, having temporarily assumed the Pastorate of the Methodist 
Church at Newcomb, N. Y. 

Dewitt Spink Hooker, '87, of Syracuse, N. Y., was initiated 
on the evening of June 4. 

Milton J. Fletcher, '88, has been appointed one of the speakers 
at the annual Sophomore Exhibition. 

Levi S. Chapman, '89, is temporarily absent from College, having 
charge of the Fayetteville Union School. 

Frederick C. Lyford, * 88, is out of College this term, but will 
return next year. 

At the last Field meeting of the Athletic Association, John S. 
Bovingdon, '87, bettered the College record in putting the shot, and 
throwing the hammer; and Arthur B. Clark, '88, and Charles S. Rob- 
ertson, '89, broke the record in the 220-yards run, and Robertson in 
the 440-yards run. 



CHAPTER NEWS. l8l 

At the New York State Intercollegiate Field meeting at Utica 
N. Y., May 26, Bovingdon did the mile walk in 8m. 8s., lowering the 
record. 

HARVARD UNIVERSITY. 

George E. Howes won second prize in the '86 tennis tournament. 
He also delivers the Latin Oration Commencement Day. Delta U. 
knows how to unite athletics with excellence in the classics. 

Wilton L. Currier, '87, took a second prize at the Boylston Prize 
Speaking. 

Frank N. Nay, formerly Amherst^ '87, now Harvard^ '87, has 
been received into our Chapter. 

Walter P. White, Amherst, '87, recently visited us in our new 
rooms. 

We report the following initiates : James Harvey Robinson, 
Bloomington III; Edward Gardner Tewksbury, East Somerville, 
Mass.; and Frank Vogel, Boston, Mass., all from '87. We shall 
initiate no more men this term. 

Here is the result of our annual election of certain officers: Cor- 
responding Secretary, Howard H. C. Bingham, 23 College House, 
Cambridge, Mass.; Permanent Secretary, Robert S. Bickford, 59 
Matthews, Cambridge, Mass; Associate Editor Quarterly, Frank 
N. Nay, 18 Thayer, Cambridge, Mass.; Business Editor, Quarterly, 
Frank Vogel, 22 College House, Cambridge, Mass. 

Fred M. Crossett, Nov York, '84, who stepped over from New 
York the other day to see us, suggested the appointment of a per- 
manent secretary as a centre of correspondence for our Alumni. We 
call brother Crossett's attention to the election item just above. 

A number of our men recently went down to Brown, and were 
gratified with the cordial reception tendered them. Their report 
was heard with much enjoyment by the stay-at-homes. 

Frank Vogel, '87, has been elected president of the Harvard 
Dining Association, a position that stamps the holder a man of 
ability. 

Of our seventeen *86 men, fifteen are entitled to Commencement 
parts, and ten are members of Phi Beta Kappa. 

Our orchestra is a gratifying success, and adds much to the 
pleasure of our meetings. 



l8a DELTA UPSILON QUARTERLY. 

The lacrosse team from the University of the City of New York 
recently visited Cambridge, and we were pleased to find four mem- 
bers of the team Delta U's, including Charles H. Roberts, the cap- 
tain of the team. With them came Fred. M. Crossett, Ntw York^ 
'84, who spent several days with us before his return to New York. 

May 26 marked another pleasant episode in the history of the 
Harvard Chapter — and say, Brother Atkinson, Brown^ '79, was 
toast-master. We take this occasion solemnly to warn every member 
of the Fraternity against this broker of jokes ; for he lies in ambush 
under a loaded horse-chestnut tree, ready to bombard the unsuspect- 
ing, and when weary of climbing the big tree in search of unshelled 
fruit, he scruples not to rake together as ammunition the scattered 
heaps of disintegrated kernels lying about on the ground. The cele- 
bration was in honor of Brown^ which had sent up a delegation of 
eight men. Now, that the persistent odor of musty chestnuts has at 
last gone from our hall, and the inner man resumed his normal func- 
tions, we feel that the visit has strengthened the close friendship 
which has this year made Brown and Harvard practically one. 
Brother Alderson, '85, came from far-off Indiana expressly for the 
purpose of attending the gathering ; and he was well repaid for his 
trouble. Our Alumni were represented by Frank G. Cook, '82, 
Augustus M. Lord, '83, Robert S. Bickford, and George W. Rolfe, 
'85. This meeting closes our work for the year. 

But our Strawberry night and Class Day spread are yet to come ; 
and after Class Day, we mean to go on a Delta U. tramp, a distance 
of twenty miles or more, before we finally separate. 

COLUMBIA COLLEGE. 

During the Easter vacation. Brother John F. Fitschen, Jr., Wil- 
liamSy '89, visited our Chapter, and we spent a very pleasant evening 
with him. 

We have planned a pleasant camping expedition for two weeks, 
an account of which will be given in the next number of the 
Quarterly. 

Oscar J. Cohen, '86, will speak the Greek salutatory at Com- 
mencement, the highest honor of the class. 

Joseph G. Snyder, '86, has been awarded the Alumni prize, which 
is given to the '' most faithful and deserving student of the Senior 
class." 



IN MEMORIAM. 1 83 

Hamilton L. Marshall, '86, did not return to college this year. 

Chauncey B. Stone, '87, is a second tenor on the College Glee 
Club. 

Last year, one of our men took the highest honor — the Saluta- 
tory — at Commencement, and another, the prize awarded to the 
" most faithful and deserving student of the Senior class." We are 
happy to report that these two honors have again fallen to Delta U's. 



In flDemoriam« 



HIRAM PRATT RIDDELL. 

ROCHESTER, '88. 

On the 1 8th of April, 1886, at his home in Canisteo, N. Y., our 
brother, H. P. Riddell, breathed his last. He was born in Canisteo, 
October 20, 1864. He early in life manifested a desire for a liberal 
education, and after graduating from the Canisteo Academy, in 1882, 
he spent two years at Cook Academy, Havana, N. Y., completing his 
preparation for college, from which institution he graduated with a 
fine record for scholarship, in the class of *84. The following autumn, 
he entered the class of '88 at the University of Rochester. From 
the first, he took a high rank in his class, and though sadly hampered 
by illness, which caused him to lose the last term of the Freshman 
year, he nobly maintained his position. During his work at Roches- 
ter, he earned an enviable reputation for manliness and uprightness, 
and he was both respected and loved by all who knew him. Above 
all, he was an earnest, consistent Christian. His noble Christian 
character made a strong impression on all his friends and acquaint- 
ances. 

He was an active member of the Baptist Church at his home, and 
in Rochester attended regularly the Second Baptist Church. He 
was an enthusiastic member of the Rochester Chapter of Delta Up- 
silon, and was ever seeking to promote its interests. 



184 DELTA UPSILON QUARTERLY. 

Brother Riddell's health, never good since his illness last spring, 
had been gradually failing during the winter. He returned, how- 
ever, after the spring vacation, and made an attempt to go on with 
his work, but his shattered constitution would not allow it, and he 
was obliged to return to his home, where he died after a short but 
severe illness. The news of his decease cast a gloom over the college, 
and his Chapter in particular. 

The President of the University and several of the members of 
the Faculty paid high tribute to his sterling character and high moral 
worth. 

The funeral services, conducted by the Rev. Joel Hendrick, pastor 
of the Baptist Church, were held at Canisteo, April 21, and were 
largely attended. The profusion of the floral offerings, and the 
sorrow manifested by those who were present, testified to the esteem 
in which our departed brother was held by all. Delegates from the 
Rochester Chapter and from the class of '88 were in attendance, and 
magnificent and appropriate floral tributes were sent by both bodies. 
The following resolutions were adopted by the Chapter : 

Whereas^ we have learned with the deepest sorrow and pain of the death of our 
beloved brother, Hiram Pratt Riddell, of the class of '88, and would seek some way 
in which to convey to those who mourn his early death, our sympathy with them in 
their affliction, which we, too, feel ; therefore, be it 

Resolved^ That in his death, the Rochester Chapter of the Delta Upsilon Frater- 
nity has lost one of its most active and efficient workers, and that we as individuals 
mourn the loss of a true friend and loyal brother ; 

Resolved^ That we extend our heartfelt S3rmpathy to the bereaved family, and, 
believing in the goodness of God, that we intercede with Him to lighten their 
sorrow ; 

Resolved^ That a copy of these resolutions be entered on the minutes of this 
society, that a copy be sent to his family, and that they be printed in the Delta 
Upsilon Quarterly and Rochester Campus. 

Herbert A. Manchester, '87, 
Fred A. Race, '87, 
Samuel M. Brickner, *88, 
Burton S. Fox, '89. 

Committee. 



GREEK LETTER GOSSIP. 



Sigma Chi has established a Chapter (Alpha Omicron) at the 
Tulane University of New Orleans. 

Phi Delta Theta has been established at Cornell with a goodly 
number of members and a Chapter house. 

The Fifty-third Annual Convention of the Alpha Delta Phi 
Fraternity, held with the Cornell Chapter, May ii, 12, and 13, was, 
on the whole, quite successful. The literary exercises were tame, 
indeed, but the ball was a brilliant success. 

Bowdoin seems likely to become the Mecca of all non-fraternity 
men. There are 121 students in the College, all but five of whom 
(one Senior, one Junior, two Sophomores, and one Freshman) are 
members of the Chapters of Alpha Delta Phi, Psi Upsilon, Delta 
Kappa Epsilon, Theta Delta Chi, and Zeta Psi, located there. 

A collegiate branch of the New York City Sorosis was organized 
in the University the 14th of May, 1886. Rumors of an attempt to 
secure a college branch of this society have appeared recently in the 
New York and Chicago papers, but the well-known exclusive 
character of Sorosis, and the fact that, with many imitators, it had 
never recognized any organization as a branch of its own, led many 
to doubt entfrely the success of the proposed movement. 

The following extract is from the official communication of the 
corresponding secretary of the New York Sorosis, notifying the 
Collegiate Sorosis of the favorable action taken on its petition : 
" Sorosis accepts your proposition with pleasure, thanks you for the 
gracious compliment implied, extends to you the right hand of fel- 
lowship, and promises to assist you by her support and protection in 
your advancement in all excellent things." 

The fame and influence of the New York Sorosis are wide-spread. 
Its active members are from among the most gifted, brilliant, and 
useful of the women of New York City and its immediate neighbor- 
hood, and upon its roll of honorary members have been inscribed, 
during the eighteen years of its existence, the names of some of the 



l86 DELTA UP51LON QUARTERLY. 

most distinguished women of the age, both at home and abroad. 
Among them are Alice and Phoebe Cary, Frances Power Cobbe, 
George Eliot, Lucretia Mott, Paulina Wright Davis, Haria Mitchell, 
George Sand, and Harriet Mosmer. 

The members of Collegiate Sorosis, as founded here, arc from the 
three classes above the Freshman class, and the society, in its aim 
and organization, follows the New York Sorosis. — Michigan Arp- 
naut. 

Mr. W. B. Smith, '87, a Chi Phi from the Ohio State Univeraty, 
writes in the April Chi Phi Quarterly about fraternities at Cornell 
University as follows : 

" Fraternity life at Cornell College is especi^ly active, the leading iDen 
being connected with the different organizations. All the College moventents 
are inaugurated and managed by Greek-letter men. Chapter houses abound, 
the Chapters are wealthy, and the 'mystic life' may be studied in its most 
complete and comfortable aspect. There are Chapters of Psi Upsilon, Kappa 
Alpha. Alpha Delta Phi, Zeta Psi. Theta Delta Chi, Phi Kappa Psi, Chi Psi. 
Beta Theta Pi, Delta Kappa Epsilon, and Delta Upsilon, with odd men in 
DelU Tau Delta. Phi Delta Theta. Chi Phi and a few othere. Alpha Delta 
Phi. Zeta Psi and Psi Upsilon have Chapter houses of their own. and, witb 
the Kappa Alpha, have the choice of men. They have a membership of 
about twenty each, ei^cepting Zeta Psi, which averages fifteen. This frater- 
nity is the most select and richest in the College, having a handsome house 
and no debt. The Kappa Alpha, however, are perhaps even in a better 
financial condition, having several members of the faculty. It will probably 
build a house this spring. The Theta Delta Chi have a very nice and 
energetic set of men. 

"The Delta Kappa Epsilon for years stood far in advance, but. owing 
chiefly to the want of a Chapter house, have fallen and d^tindled away to nine 
men. It is undoubtedly a fact that possessing a Chapter house enables a 
fraternity to have the choice of men. Phi Kappa Psi has but eight or nmc 
men, and exists more in a name than anything of influence. StOI worse is 
Beta Theta Pi — few men and not very select. One of them has distinguished 
himself as an ardent and noisy member of the Salvation Army. The mem- 
bers ot Delta Upsilon are mixed in appearance and disposition, but are in 
common among the 'digs.' As a result of their hard work they do much in 
the way of college honors. Chi Psi just started again last spring, and is not 
making much headway. The field seems to be too well occupied already lor 
the new-comer. Unless it could start with a Chapter house and a good fund 
at its back, its chances of life are small." 

If Mr. Smith has ever visited Cornell University, his article very 
adroitly conceals the fact, for it contains such clarin? misstatements 
that they appear almost intentioi 
which he mentions Zeta Psi, we car 
lion has been gleaned from that 
kind, but not fair. ZeU Psi has foi 



GREEK LETTER GOSSIP. 1 87 

Eastern fraternity at Cornell, and at the past five Commencements has 
graduated less than seventeen per cent, of the total number of men 
initiated. Her rented house is of no greater advantage to her than 
those of Delta Kappa Epsilon or Phi Delta Theta, or the " blocks *' 
of Kappa Alpha, Delta Upsilon, Theta Delta Chi, and Chi Psi ; and 
it is Phi Kappa Psi and Beta Theta Pi only which are at a loss 
for the want of attractive homes. Psi Upsilon and Alpha Delta 
Phi, with elegant Chapter houses of their own, have a slight pres- 
tige, and yet with Cornell Chapters, perhaps, more than with those 
of any other college, it is the men, and not their surroundings, which 
attract the new-comer. To the Chi Phi's correspondent, Chapter 
houses must be a novel idea, for he invariably returns to them as 
the basis of all success. Kappa Alpha, he thinks, is placed in a 
better financial position than Zeta Psi, because the former has 
several members in the faculty, but if wealth can be measured by 
members of the faculty. Kappa Alpha would take only fourth place, 
Psi Upsilon, Delta Upsilon, and Alpha Delta Phi ranking ahead of 
her in the order named. Despite his opinion, too, that Chi Psi is 
not making much headway, that society is progressing in a manner 
which must be encouraging to its members. The treatment by the 
writer of several of the other societies at Cornell is as unjust as it is 
untrue. As to ourselves, we are satisfied to have a Chi Phi 
term us '' digs," but we ask our sister societies at Cornell whether 
we have earned this title ? We are conscious that we take our full 
share of college honors, but we are also well represented on the 
papers and in every other sphere of college life. And in conclusion 
we would urge Chi Phi, as a fraternity, to follow a little more 
closely in the footsteps of the "digs." Had she done so, her Xi 
(Cornell) Chapter would not to-day be marked with an ♦, and the 
authorities of Cornell University would not have deemed it neces- 
sary for the protection of its students to close the doors of the 
institution against any organized branch of the Chi Phi fraternity. 



l86 DELTA UPSILON QUARTERLY. 

most distinguished women of the age, both at home and abroad* 

Among them are Alice and Phoebe Gary, Frances Power Cobbe, 

George Eliot, Lucretia Mott, Paulina Wright Davis, Maria Mitchell, 

George Sand, and Harriet Hosmer. 

The members of Collegiate Sorosis, as founded here, are from the 

three classes above the Freshman class, and the society, in its aim 

and organization, follows the New York Sorosis. — Michigan Argo- 
naut, 

Mr. W. B. Smith, '87, a Chi Phi from the Ohio State University, 
writes in the April Chi Phi Quarterly about fraternities at Cornell 
University as follows : 

" Fraternity life at Cornell College is especially active, the leading men 
being connected with the different organizations. All the College movements 
are inaugurated and managed bv Greek-letter men. Chapter houses abound* 
the Chapters are wealthy, and the ' mystic life ' may be studied in its most 
complete and comfortable aspect. There are Chapters of Psi Upsilon, Kappa 
Alpha, Alpha Delta Phi, Zeta Psi, Theta Delta Chi, Phi Kappa Psi, Chi F^i. 
Beta Theta Pi, Delta Kappa Epsilon, and Delta Upsilon, with odd men in 
Delta Tau Delta, Phi Delta Theta, Chi Phi and a few others. Alpha Delta 
Phi, Zeta Psi and Psi Upsilon have Chapter houses of their own, and, with 
the Kappa Alpha, have the choice of men. They have a membership of 
about twenty each, excepting Zeta Psi, which averages fifteen. This frater- 
nity is the most select and richest in the College, having a handsome house 
and no debt. The Kappa Alpha, however, are perhaps even in a better 
financial condition, having several members of the faculty, h will probably 
build a house this spring. The Theta Delta Chi have a very nice and 
energetic set of men. 

*' The Delta Kappa Epsilon for years stood far in advance, but, owing 
chiefly to the want of a Chapter house, have fallen and dwindled away to nine 
men. It is undoubted! v a fact that possessing a Chapter house enables a 
fraternity to have the cnoice of men. Phi Kappa Psi has but eight or nine 
men, and exists more in a name than anything of influence. Still worse is 
Beta Theta Pi — few men and not very select. One of them has distinguished 
himself as an ardent and noisy member of the Salvation Army. The mem- 
bers of Delta Upsilon are mixed in appearance and disposition, but are in 
common among the ' digs.' As a result of their hard work they do much in 
the way of college honors. Chi Psi just started again last spring, and is not 
making much headway. The field seems to be too well occupied already for 
the new-comer. Unless it could start with a Chapter house and a good fund 
at its back, its chances of life are small." 

If Mr. Smith has ever visited Cornell University^ his article very 
adroitly conceals the fact, for it contains such glaring misstatements 
that they appear almost intentional. From the ultra kindly way in 
which he mentions Zeta Psi, we can but infer that much of his informa- 
tion has been gleaned from that source. His treatment of her is 
kind, but not fair. Zeta Psi has for years been regarded as the weakest 



ALUMNI OF DELTA U. ' I9I 

'45. Lawton S. Parsons, after leaving college, first taught school at East- 
hampton, L. I., then commenced the study of law at Peekskill, N. Y., and 
Easthampton, and was admitted to the bar. He practised for a while at 
Sag Harbor, and then at Easthampton, where he died of typhoid fever, Decem- 
ber 29, 1 86 1, aged 36 years. 

'45. The Rev. Daniel S. Rodman taught in Buffalo, N. Y., 1845-46. 
Studied in Yale Theological Seminary, 1846-48. Installed pastor of the Con- 
gregational Church at Cheshire, Conn., 1849, and remained until 1855. 
Taught in Wadawanuck Seminary, at Stonington, 1855-56, and in Montclair, 
N. J., later on. He has delivered numerous lectures, and since 1882 has been 
retired at Wellesley, Mass. 

'45. George L. Squier taught school in Lanesboro, Mass., 1845-46. Later, 
he studied law, and was admitted to the bar in Springfield, Mass., in 1848. 
He practised in Holyoke, 1848-50, and in Chicopee Falls, 1850-52. In 1852, 
he became a member of the firm of Whittemore, Squier & Co., manufacturers 
of agricultural implements, and in 1857 went to Buffalo, N. Y., as the head 
of the Buffalo Agricultural Machine Works. He has been engaged in this 
business since, and is now president of the George L. Squier Manufactur- 
ing Co. 

'45. George Stone taught near Elizabeth, N.J., 1845-49; then taught for 
many years in South Orange, N. J., and in addition to his school had the 
management of a farm. Aner about i860, he taught at Orange Valley and 
Newark, N. J., and was connected with the Central Presbyterian Church at 
Newark. About 1866, he purchased a piece of land at Maplewood, and 
while building a house upon it, he was hurt by a fall, and died of his injuries, 
February 25, 1868, aged 52 years. 

'45. Lewis White taught at Lexinpon, Ky., 1843-45, and then started 
overland for California, and farther into British America, as a teacher. 
When the gold excitement broke out, he came back to California, and lived 
there as a miner, mostly at Coulterville, Mariposa County. In 1 883, he left 
for the East, and died two days after reaching his brother's house in Richland 
Township, Holmes County, Ohio, January 2, 1884, aged 66 years. 

'45. William P. White studied at Lane Theological Seminary, 1845-47; 
principal of a seminary in Rising Sun, Ind., 1847-49. ^^ '^49 ^e went to 
Evansville, Ind., and established himself as a merchant there, and later re- 
turned to Rising Sun, from where he removed to Vevay. He died at Cin- 
cinnati, O., of consumption, on May 3, 1870, aged 46 years. 

'45. Hyman A. Wilder, bom at Cornwall, Vt., February 17, 1822; 
graduated at Hartford Theological Seminary, 1848; ordained at South 
Adams, Mass., as missionary of the A.B.C.F.M. to the Zulus, South Africa, 
March 2, 1849; sailed from Boston April 7. Had charge of the mission 
printing-press one year. In 1851, started a new station at Umtwalumi, 
where he labored until 1875, when he took charge of a training school, till 
sickness obliged him to leave his work. He reached America January, 1877, 
and died at Hartford on the 7th of September following. He was for many 
years secretary of the mission ; published an article on Polygamy against 
Bishop Colenso. He was a self-sacrificing, zealous, untiring missionary. 
He married Miss Abby Linsley, of Cornwall, Vt., February 23, 1849. 

'46. Erastus Anderson left college in the fall of 1843, o^ account of de- 
clining health, and died of consumption in Ware, Mass., August 6, 1844, 
s^ed 25 years. 



1 86 DELTA UPSILON QUARTERLY. 

most distinguished women of the age, both at home and abroad* 

Among them are Alice and Phcebe Gary, Frances Power Cobbe, 

George Eliot, Lucretia Mott, Paulina Wright Davis, Maria Mitchell, 

George Sand, and Harriet Hosmer. 

The members of Collegiate Sorosis, as founded here, are from the 

three classes above the Freshman class, and the society, in its aim 

and organization, follows the New York Sorosis. — Michigan Argo- 
naut. 

Mr. W. B. Smith, '87, a Chi Phi from the Ohio State University, 
writes in the April Chi Phi Quarterly about fraternities at Cornell 
University as follows : 

" Fraternity life at Cornell College is especially active, the leading men 
being connected with the different organizations. All the College movements 
are inaugurated and managed bv Greek-letter men. Chapter houses abound, 
the Chapters are wealthy, and the ' mystic life ' may be studied in its most 
complete and comfortable aspect. There are Chapters of Psi Upsilon, Kappa 
Alpha. Alpha Delta Phi, Zeta Psi. Theta Delta Chi. Phi Kappa Psi. Chi Psi, 
Beta Theta Pi, Delta Kappa Epsilon, and Delta Upsilon, with odd men in 
Delta Tau Delta, Phi Delta Theta, Chi Phi and a few others. Alpha Delta 
Phi, Zeta Psi and Psi Upsilon have Chapter houses of their own, and, with 
the Kappa Alpha, have the choice of men. They have a membership of 
about twenty each, excepting Zeta Psi, which averages fifteen. This frater- 
nity is the most select and richest in the College, having a handsome house 
and no debt. The Kappa Alpha, however, are perhaps even in a better 
financial condition, having several members of the faculty, h will probably 
build a house this spring. The Theta Delta Chi have a very nice and 
energetic set of men. 

" The Delta Kappa Epsilon for years stood far in advance, but, owing 
chiefly to the want of a Chapter house, have fallen and dwindled away to nine 
men. It is undoubtedly a fact that possessing a Chapter house enables a 
fraternity to have the choice of men. Phi Kappa Psi has but eight or nine 
men, and exists more in a name than anything of influence. Still worse is 
Beta Theta Pi — few men and not very select. One of them has distinguished 
himself as an ardent and noisy member of the Salvation Army. The mem- 
bers of Delta Upsilon are mixed in appearance and disposition, but are in 
common among the ' digs.' As a result of their hard work they do much in 
the way of college honors. Chi Psi just started again last spring, and is not 
making much headway. The field seems to be too well occupied already for 
the new-comer. Unless it could start with a Chapter house and a good fund 
at its back, its chances of life are small." 

If Mr. Smith has ever visited Cornell University^ his article very 
adroitly conceals the fact, for it contains such glaring misstatements 
that they appear almost intentional. From the ultra kindly way in 
which he mentions Zeta Psi, we can but infer that much of his informa- 
tion has been gleaned from that source. His treatment of her is 
kind, but not fair. Zeta Psi has for years been regarded as the weakest 



I 



ALUMNI OF DELTA U. 1 93 

evening. Brother Goodrich has presented the Historical Society with some 
very interesting relics of China and its people. 

UNION COLLEGE. 

'39. James M. Austin, ^ B K, resided in the City of New York, or in 
some of the suburban cities or villages for the most of his time after grad- 
uating. He connected himself with the Society of " Odd Fellows " and rose 
to prominence therein, and enjoyed an emolument resulting therefrom, so 
that he did not engage in any profession. He died in or near New York, three 
or four years ago. 

'39. George W. Huston, ^ B K, after graduating, engaged in teaching, 
as principal of an Academy at Mayville, Chautauqua County, N. Y., and died 
there in 1843. 

'39. The Rev. Lawrence Mercereau died yesterday at his home, No. 28 
Fort Greene Place, Brooklyn. He was bom in 1812, in Union, Broome 
county, N. Y. He graduated from Union College in 1839, and three years 
later was graduated from Union Theological Seminary. He then entered 
the ministry of the Presbyterian Church, and in 1854 became principal of the 
Little Falls N. Y. Academy. He moved to Brooklyn in 1859, and in i860 
founded the Lafayette Institute at No. 1 50 Lafayette Avenue. He retired in 
1872.— The New York Times, 

'39. John W. Nelson, 9BK, was a son of the Hon. Judge Nelson of 
Cooperstown, N. Y., studied law, after graduating, and died at Cooperstown 
very soon after entering upon his profession. 

'39. William Patton, resided at Geneva, N. Y., for some years after 
graduating, where he was connected with a hotel. 

'39. Ambrose Wager, resided at Hudson, N. Y., after leaving college, 
studied and practised law there, and was prominent in the profession. He 
died in 1863. 

'39. Francis J. Warner was instructor of languages in a college in the 
State of Delaware. Afterwards studied and took Orders in the Episcopal 
Church, under the supervision of Bishop Alonzo Potter, in Philadelphia. 
He was Rector of a church in Wakefield, R. 1., and afterwards at Olneyville, 
R. I., where he died about twenty years ago. 

'41. David H. Crittenden, ^ B K, became a teacher and a leader of 
teachers institutes in various places. He published a Grammar and an 
Arithmetic, and about twenty years ago, was teaching in the Academy at 
Malone, N. Y. He subsequently became blind, and though he is still believed 
to be engaged in institute work, track of him has been lost. 

'47. The Rev. William Calderwood was Volume Agent for the Tract 
Society for Massachusetts ; City Missionary in Cambridge, Mass., and has 
been a missionary of the Presbyterian Board, 23 Centre Street, New York 
City. He was stationed at Saharaupur, India, 1855-83, and has been at 
Muzaffarnagar since the latter date. He has published numerous religious 
articles. He writes the Information Bureau under date of April 27, 1886: 
''When I entered the Junior class, at Union College, in 1845, the Equitable 
Union was defunct, and I was among several of those who revived it. I 
think the first badge we had was a cravat pin in black and gold, an ' A ' over 
an *0.' This moment I have before me the gold key which was the badge 
when I was graduated. On one side is ovSer adtfXov — the figure of the sun 



194 DELTA UPSILON QUARTERLY. 

and Union College; on the obverse is W. N. Calderwood. £. U., 1833. I 
have always disapproved of secret societies, and have declined earnest 
solicitations to join several. I heartily wish the Delta Upsilon Fraternity the 
most complete success.'' 

'55. Henry D. Burlineame is an Attorney and Counselor at law at 50 
State Street, Albany, N. Y. 

'55. William W. Kirby is in the real estate business, in the Borell Build- 
ing, 1 1 5 Broadway, New York, N. Y. His residence is Roslyn, L. I. 

'50. Adoniram J. Blakely read law at Pawlet and Albany, N. Y., gradu- 
ated from the Law School in 1861, and commenced practice at Port Henry, 
N. Y. In 1862, enlisted in Co. B, 14th Vt. Vol. Inf., was commissioned ist 
Lieutenant, and served as such until the discharge of the regiment, July 30, 
1863 ; shipped fine stock from Vermont to the West, 1865-67, and in the lat- 
ter year located in Grinnell, la., where he has remained since, engaged in 
farming, live-stock growing, and shipping grain. He has been assessor of 
Grinnell township, and secretary of the township school board since 1881, 
and is at present secretary and treasurer of the Iowa State Wool Growers' 
Association. He has written extensively on Agriculture, Government 
Finances, etc., etc. 

'59. Sheldon £. Blakely graduated at the Albany Law School in i860, 
and practised law in Minneapolis until 1868. He was then engaged in stock- 
raising at Grinnell, la., when he removed to Colorado, in 1873. A few years 
later, he went to San Francisco, and for the past years has been in mercantile 
business. His present address is 1,065 Market Street, San Francisco, Cal. 
He has two brothers in the fraternity, both members of the Union Chapter : 
Adoniram J. Blakely, '59, of Grinnell, la., and Collins Blakely, '61, of Mont- 
pelier, Vt. 

'78. Lewis A. Cass, Esq., of Albany, N. Y., was recently married to 
Miss Landon, daughter of Judge Landon, of Schenectady, N. Y. Mrs. Cass 
is a sister of Robert J. and Wuliam P. Landon, Union, '80 and '85. 

*8o. Frederick T. Rogers, M.D., of Westerly, R. I., has gone abroad on 
account of ill health. 

'80. Everet T. Tomlinson has been offered the presidency of the college 
at Kalamazoo, Mich. Ginn & Co., of Boston, Mass., have just published a 
teict book of his, entitled, " Selections from Latin Authors for Sight Read- 
mg. 

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

HAMILTON COLLEGE. 

'48. The Rev. Stewart Sheldon has been appointed Field Secretary of 
the American Congregational Union, with his office in Boston, Mass. Brother 
Sheldon was formerly of Yankton, Dakota. 

'50. Prof. Ira W. Allen, A.M., LL.D., president of the famous AUen 
Academy, 1832-36, Michigan Boulevard, will spend the summer in Dresden. 
He will sail with his family from New York early in July. 

'53. The Rev. Edward Payson Powell is one of the contributors to the 
best historical magazine published in America ; that of Mrs. Martha J. Lamb» 
30 Lafayette Place, New York. 



ALUMNI OF DELTA U. I95 

'57. The Rev. Arthur T. Picrson, D.D., of Philadelphia, Pa., has been a 
contributor of twelve articles, entitled, " Leaves from a Pastor's Note Book," 
to the HomiUtic Review, 

'66. The Rev. Henry Loomis writes the Information Bureau as follows, 
from Yokohama, Japan, under date of May 8, 1886 : "I studied theologv at 
Auburn Seminary from 1866 to 1869. I preached at Menominee, Mich., three 
months in 1868, and organized the Presbyterian Church at that place; then 
preached one year (1871) at Jamesville, N. Y., and went to Japan, in 1872, as 
missionary. I returned to the United States in 1876 on account of poor health, 
and resided in California until 1881. I was appointed Agent of the American 
Bible Society in Japan in May. 1881 ; reached there in August, 1881, and am 
still engaged in this work. I enlisted in the 146th Rgt., N. Y. S. Vols., in 
August, 1862, was promoted to 2d lieutenant in January, 1863, to ist lieu- 
tenant in 1864, and captain in 1865, twice brevetted for bravery and 
meritorious conduct in the battle-field, and was recommended for a third 
brevet during the closing campaign. I was in the battles of Fredericksburg, 
Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Bristol Station, Rappahannock Station, Mine 
Run, Wilderness, Spottsylvania, Northanver, Tolopotoing, Cold Harbor, 
Siege of Petersbure^, The Mine, Raid to Hicksford, Weldon R.R. (three 
battles), Bethesda Church, White Oak Road, Hatcher's Run, Gravelly Run, 
Five Forks and Appomattox Court House. I was discharged with the regi 
ment in July, 1865, and returned to college and graduated in 1866." 

'69. Prof. Francis M. Burdick, Dean of the Hamilton College Law 
School, has an article on " Special Legislation as to Cities," in the March 
number of the Citizen. 

'69. Prof. Elliot R. Payson, of Binghamton, N. Y., has written an article 
for the April number of the Academy — asking, "How far can Literary and 
Rhetorical work be carried in our High Schools ?" 

'72. The Victorian Age has a competent and pleasing reviewer in Albert 
L. Blair, whose lecture, bearing the above title, has held the close attention 
of ma^y audiences. Mr. Blair, formerly of the Troy Times, and now 
managing editor of the Daily Saratogian, sets forth in most attractive 
l^ngua^e the great achievements of the last half century of England, under 
the reign of Victoria. The governmental reforms — the penny post, the 
repeal of the com laws, the abolition of slavery, the extension of the suf- 
frage, the disestablishment of the Irish Church ; the achievements of science, 
which include the adaptation of steam, the wondrous application of elec- 
tricity, and the birth of theories and systems of scientific thought that have 
made mental battle-fields for the world; the triumph of individuals — 
Victoria as a queen, Albert as a patron of science and the arts, Disraeli 
and Gladstone as premiers. O'Connell as a ruler of popular passion; the 
creations of literature, culminating in Darwin's and Spencer's works, in 
science, in Tennyson's epics and odes, in poetry, and in the humor of 
Dickens, the satire of Thackeray, and the soul-searching analysis of George 
Eliot, among writers of prose — all were discussed with delicate discrimina- 
tion and delightful diction. The lecture was, perhaps, most admirable for 
its fascinating portraits. A few graphic touches for each man and his sur- 
roundings, and the result was a veritable picture-gallery of England's great. 
The discourse is an attractive illustration of the popular upheavals which, 
like the tide-rising, have carried upon their bosoms English institutions, 
willing or unwilling, and set them farther ahead than the previous generation 



196 DELTA UPSILON QUARTERLY. 

could have dreamed of. Mr. Blair's summary of England's recent develop- 
ment deserves a large hearing wherever presented. — Hamilton Lit, 

'75. The Rev. Junius J. Cowles has accepted a call to the Presbyterian 
Church, in Adams, N. Y. He was formerly at Fairhaven. 

*77. Prof. George Griffith, of Lockport, N. Y., has received an excellent 
appointment to the Professorship of the Science and Art of Education, in the 
new State Normal School, at New Paltz, N. Y. He will enter upon his 
duties next September. 

'77. Prof. Jacob Streibert occupies two chairs of instruction at Gambler, 
O. ; one is the Chair of Hebrew, in the Theological School, the other is 
that of Greek, in the college. 

'84. Louis A. Scovel, M.D., has hung out his " shingle " at Cazenovia, 
N. Y. 

AMHERST COLLEGE. 

'56. The Rev. Hiram C. Haydn, of Cleveland, O., is among those spoken 
of for the presidency of Adelbert College, East Cleveland, O. 

'81. Starr J. Murphy is a lawyer in the Trinity Building, iii Broadway, 
New York City. 

'82. Prof. Frank L. Nason, of the Troy Polytechnic Institute, is to go to 
South America as geologist for a Chicago mining corporation. 

'82. Frank C. Partridge, Esq., of Middlebury, Vt., is treasurer of the 
Vermont Marble Co., the Rutland and Tidewater R. R., the Clarendon and 
Pittsford R. R. ; acting treasurer and a director of the Producers' Marble 
Co. of Vermont, which last year shipped six thousand car-loads of marble. 
He is also a director of the Rutland Evening Telegram, 

'82. Fletcher D. Proctor, son of ex-Governor Proctor, of Middlebury, 
was married at Westford, Vt., May 26, to Miss Minnie, E. Robinson of that 
place. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. John K. Williams, Mid- 
dlebury, '60. 

'84. Edward M. Bassett graduated recently from the Columbia Law 
School. 

COLBY UNIVERSITY. 

'62. The Rev. William C. Barrows is supplying the pulpit of the Baptist 
Church at Lisbon Falls. Me. 

'63. Ex-Governor Marcellus L. Steams, president of our last annual 
Convention, is now abroad. 

'80. Prof. Charles H. Case is reported very sick in South Pasadena, Cal. 

'80. The Rev. John E. Case is engs^ed in missionary work in Burmah. 

'82. The Rev. Frederic W. Farr, pastor of Adam Street Baptist Church, 
was married, May 27. to Miss Susie A. Coltman, of Portland. 

'83. Charles H. Hanson and George W. Hanson graduated from the 
Law Department of Boston University at the late Commencement. 

'84. Willard K. Clement, who is studying in Germany, has a brief, but 
soul-stirring article on "Postpositive Etenim,' in the Journal of Philology 
for April. 

'84. Herbert M. Lord, who has been one of the editors on the Courier- 
Gazette, Rockland, has been engaged as editor of the Waterville Sentinel, 
He began his work on the Sentinel, May ist. 



ALUMNI OF DELTA U. I97 

UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER. 

'63. Joseph O'Connor, editor of the Post Express, of Rochester, N. Y., 
has articles in the annual of the American Cyclopcedia on Victor Hugo, 
General McClellan, and Cardinal McCloskey. In the preface, Mr. O'Connor 
is spoken of as "one of our brightest journalists and ablest students of 
American history." Brother O'Connor reads the Poem before the Alumni 
Association at Conmiencement. 

'64. The Hon. Sereno E. Payne, of Auburn, N. Y., who made a long 
and interesting ar^ment in the House in support of the report of the ma- 
jority of the Elections Committee to retain Mr. Romeis, of Ohio, and refuse 
to seat Mr. Hurd, who made a contest for it, was complimented highly by 
his Republican associates for his effort. He was so acceptable to his side, 
that other Republicans yielded their time to him rather than interrupt his 
argument. The impression among members of the House is that the ma- 
jority report will be adopted. — New York Times, 

67, The Rev. Charles D. Morris, D.D., of Gloucester, Mass., delivered 
the annual address before the Alumni of the Rochester Theological Semi- 
nary at its Commencement. His subject was, "The Dependence of the 
Pulpit upon the Church." 

'69. Joseph McMaster, formerly a United States Indian Agent, has gone 
West to establish a cattle ranch. 

'74. Charles B. Parker, M.D., of Cleveland, O., who is to deliver the ora- 
tion before the Alumni at the approaching University Commencement, stands 
in the foremost rank of the medical profession, and is pleasantly remembered 
by hosts of friends in this city. He was a vigorous and effective speaker 
while in college, and an extended course of foreign study has given him a 
breadth and liberality of thought which are likely to make his Alumni address 
an attractive feature of Commencement week. 

'80. The Rev. William F. Faber. of Westfield, N. Y., has published, by 
request, a series of sermons delivered before his own congregation. The 
book has attracted considerable notice, and is spoken of highly. 

'81. The Rev. Daniel J. Ellison has been given a vacation by his church 
at Bergen, N. J., and will take an extended trip through Europe. 

'83. Walter Rauschenbusch was appointed, on the ground of superior 
scholarship, to speak at the Commencement of the Rochester Theological 
Seminary. He spoke on " The Ethics of Thought." He also took part in 
the exercises of the German department of the same Seminary, delivering an 
address on " Character." Brother Rauschenbusch graduated from the gym- 
nasium of Genterlah, Germany, primus omnium, in 1883. He has been 
called to the pastorate of the Second German Baptist Church of New 
York, N. Y. 
• 

MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE. 

'64. The Rev. George H. Bailey, of the Congregational Church of Mo- 
ravia, N. Y., declines a call to a church in Salt Lake City, Utah. 

'68. Prof. Edwin H. Higley, of Worcester, Mass., will deliver the Alumni 
Oration at Commencement. 

'72. The address of the Rev. Kerr C. Anderson, D.D., is Bradford, Eng.» 
instead of Manchester, as previously given. 



198 DELTA UPSILON QUARTERLY. 

'72. The Rev. Henry M. Ladd, D.D., is chairman of the general com- 
mittee of arrangements for the Congress of Churches soon to be held in 
Cleveland, O. 

78. The Rev. Edwin £. Rogers, pastor of the Allen Street Presbyterian 
Church of New York, N. Y., has resigned. 

'79. Henry W. Hulbert is one of three men nominated by Commissioner 
of Education Eaton to go to Corea and introduce the English language and 
American systems of education, the Corean government having asked ours to 
select men for that purpose. 

*8i. The Rev. James L. Barton, of Harpoot, Turkey, contributed an 
interesting article on depreciated currency to a recent number of the New 
York Tribung, 

'82. The Rev. Henry E. Howard, having served three years as pastor of 
the Methodist Church at Canaan, Vt., has been assigned to Derby, Vt. 

'82. John D. Hutchinson has just graduated from the Thayer School of 
Civil Engineering, at Dartmouth. His graduating thesis will be printed and 
used as a text book. 

'82. Clarence G. Leavenworth, of Cleveland, O., was married June i, 
to Miss Julia O. Eldredge, daughter of the Hon. Loyal D. Eldredge, MiddU- 
^ry '57, of Middlebury, Vt. 

'82. Harry P. Powers has just graduated from Hartford Theological 
Seminary, and accepts a call to a church in Little River, Kan. 

'83. George M. Rowland, who graduated last month from Hartford 
Theological Seminary, will deliver the Master's Oration here at Commence- 
ment, and in the fall will sail for Japan, as a missionary of the A.B.C.F.M. . 

'83. Claude M. Severance has returned to his home in Manchester, Vt. 
after spending a year in France and Germany. 

'59~'6i-'69. The Congregational Church, at West Rutland, Vt., dedicated 
a new church on May 19. Prominent on the programme were the Revs. B. 
Fay Mills, Hamilton, *79. the retiring pastor ; John K. Williams, '61, a former 
pastor ; Milton L. Severance, '59, and Rufus C. Flagg, '69. 

'62-'7i-*72. Among Delta U. Memorial Day orators, we notice ex-Gov- 
ernor Proctor, at Ludlow, Vt. ; Col. Lyman E. Knapp, '62, at Warwick, 
Mass.; the Hon. Walter E. Howard, '7^ at Fairhaven, Vt., and the Rev. 
Edgar L. Walker, M.D., '72, at Arlington, Vt. 

'6i-'73. In the list of delegates already chosen to the Triennial National 
Council of Congregational Churches, to be held in Chicago. 111., next October, 
we find the names of the Rev. Moses M. Martin, '61, delegate from the Kala- 
mazoo Association, of Michigan, and the Rev. Wells H. Utley, '73, from the 
Southern Association, of Kansas. 

RUTGERS COLLEGE. 

*S9. The Rev. John H. Van Doren, A. M., of Gallupville, N. Y., has ac- 
cepted a call to the Reformed Dutch Church at Esopus, N. Y. He will enter 
on his ministry there in June. 

'60. The Rev. John W. Beardslee, D.D., attended the annual examina- 
tions at the Reformed Dutch Seminary on May 18-19, i^ ^i^ capacity as 
president of the board of superintendents of the Seminary. He conducted 
the Chapel worship on the 1 8th. Brother Beardslee's memorial sermon on 
«ihe Rev. Dr. Oscar H. Gregory is published by the Consistory. 
He k 



ALUMNI OF DELTA U. I99 

'69. The Rev. William E. Griffis, D.D., preached the farewell sermon to 
Ills conmgation at Schenectady on April 4, and the congregation has pre- 
sented him with a handsome set of solid silver spoons and forks. " His pas- 
torate/* says the Christian Intelligencer, " covers nine years, during which 
time the collections have amounted to ^60,406." Brother Griffis is now pastor 
of the Shaunnut Congregational Church, comer of Tremont and Brookline 
Streets, Boston, Mass. He will resume his duties on September 5. 

'69. The Rev. Edward Lodewick, of the Pascack, N. J., Reformed 
Church, preached his eleventh anniversary sermon on April 4. 

*7 1 . The Rev. John H. Wyckoff , who recently returned from India, has 
a. letter in the Christian Intelligencer oi May 11, on the "Academy and 
Church at Orange City," dated Barnwell, S. C. 

'80. Nathaniel W. Voorhees, M.D., has removed from Scranton to Dan- 
ville, Pa. 

'81. Irving S. Upson, has finished the Quinquennial Catalogue of Rutgers 
Alumni, upon which he has been engaged for more than a year. The work 
was issued on May i. 

'82. Britton Havens has removed his law office from the Post Building, 
18 Exchange Place, to Room 69, in the Vanderbilt Building, 132 Nassau 
Street. New York, N. Y. 

*82-'83. William I. Chamberlain, '82 ; John Morrison, '82 ; and George 
Z. Collier, '83, graduated recently from the Reformed Theological Seminary, 
at New Brunswick, N. J. Messrs. Chamberlain and Collier were two of the 
three Commencement orators. 

'84. William P. Bruce will preach in New York during the summer. 

'88. Elias W. Thompson is teaching at Pottersville, N. J., and will enter 
'89 next year. 

MADISON UNIVERSITY. 

'72. The Rev. Charles A. Piddock is in the sixth year of his pastorate of 
the First Baptist Church of Middletown, Conn. He is president of the State 
Sabbath School Convention, secretary of the Educational Society, chairman 
of the Committee of Examination of the Connecticut Literary Institution, a 
trustee of the same, and also of the State Convention, and a member of the 
Board of Education for the city of Middletown. Since leaving college, he 
has made two extensive European tours. 

'74. The Rev. Archibald C. Wheaton spent a few days in Hamilton 
recently. 

'75. The Rev. David E. Post, formerly of Brandon, Vt., has settled with 
the Calvary Baptist Church, at Warwick, N. Y. 

'78. The Rev. Warren G. Partridge, formerly pastor of the Baptist 
Church at Cooperstown, N. Y., has accepted a call to Norwich, N. Y. 

'82. The Rev. John W. Phillips has removed from East Aurora to South 
New Berlin, N. Y. 

'83. The Rev. Albert B. Coats has accepted a call to the First Baptist 
Church of Oneonta. N. Y. 

'83. Charles A. Fulton and wife, who have been spending a few months 
in the South, are expected to be in Hamilton, in a few days, to attend Com- 
mencement. We are glad to learn that Mrs. Fulton's health has been greatly 
improved by her stay m the South. 



200 DELTA UPSILON QUARTERLY. 

'85. John S. Festerson has closed his work at Moscow, Idaho, and is 
now settled at St. Charles, Minn. In September he expects to enter the 
Hamilton Theological Seminary. 

UNIVERSITY OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK. 

'71. Prof. Borden P. Bowne, LL.D., of Boston University, delivered the 
Commencement Oration at Kent's Hill Academy, Maine, June I2. 

'73. John K. Brigham is an importer of tiles, with office at 237 Broad- 
way, New York, N. Y. 

'73. The Rev. James W. Hillman is in charge of the Presbyterian Church 
at Cape Vincent, Jefferson Co., N. Y. 

'78. Gaylord Thompson is an engineer on the new aqueduct He may 
be addressed, care of Mrs. J. A. La Grange, comer Dove and Hamilton 
Streets, Albany, N. Y. 

'81. Cephas Brainerd, Jr., has opened a law office at Room 45, iix 
Broadway, New York, N. Y. 

'84. John D. Blake has completed the first two years of his course at the 
Princeton Theological Seminary, and during the summer vacation will have 
charge of a church at Lanesborough, Minn., a few miles from his old home. 

'84. Louis B. Paton has written that he will spend another year abroad 
in study, and will probably be in Sweden most of the time. 

'84. Carl H. Lellman, Jr., graduated recently from the Columbia Law 
School. 

'85. George A. Minasian, who is studying in Columbia Law School, left 
for Europe, May 29, to spend the summer in study and recreation. He will 

fo first to France and Switzerland, and may be addressed, after the first of 
uly, at Galata, Constantinople, Turkey. 

'87. Henry B. Maurer, of Berlin, N. Y., was married, recently, to Miss 
Mamie Crowell, of New York. 

CORNELL UNIVERSITY. 

'74. Prof. John C. Branner, Ph.D., of the Indiana State University, read an 
article on the " Glaciation of the Wyoming and Lackawanna Valleys " before 
the American Philosophical Society, on February 19, 1886. 

'74, Prof. John H. Comstock will conduct one of the two summer 
courses of learning at Cornell this year. Having charge of the course in 
entomology, and general invertebrate zoology, begmningon June 21, and con- 
tinuing ten weeks. Those who are not regular students at the University, 
can have the benefit of this extra instruction upon the payment of a 
small fee. 

'82. Armin E. Brunn, who graduated in the course in agriculture at 
Cornell, and later on took the degree of D.V.S., from the American Veterinary 
College at New York, has gone to Woodstock, Conn., to establish a stock 
farm. 

'82. Felix Rackemann was married on May 19, to Miss Julia Mlnot> 
daughter of Dr. Minot, of Boston, Mass. 

'82. Seward Mott graduates this year from the United States Military 
Academy at West Point. 



ALUMNI OF DELTA U. 20I 

'S5. Charles £. Curtis is a civil engineer for the Blossburg Coal Company, 
at Amot, Pa. 

'85. Bertrand H. Fisher is at San Bernardino, Cal., engaged in his 
favorite work, civil engineering, and, as the Cornell Sun says, "drawing a fat 
salary." 

MARIETTA COLLEGE. 

•69-'73. Seymour T. Hathaway Esq., and Harry N. Curtis, M.D., have 
been elected trustees of the Old Ladies' Home at Marietta, O. 

'73. The Hon. Sidney Ridgeway, Esq., was elected Mayor of Marietta, O., 
for the second time, last April. In spite of active opposition by the " baser 
sort " he received a round majority. 

'74. Frank A. Layman was clerk of the Sandusky Board of Education 
last year. 

'74. William W. Rowlands, having taken a course in law at Columbia 
Law School, is now practising at Racine, Wis., in the firm of Fuller & Fuller. 

'77. Charles H. Bosworth holds the position of Superintendent of the 
Illinois Railroad Coal Company. 

'80. Byron N. Himebaugh is carrying on a ranch near Ravens, Mesa 
County, Cal. 

*8o. John Q. Mitchell, of the New York Custom House, is expected to be 
present at his brother Charles' graduation in June. At the beginning of this 
administration Mr. Mitchell was relieved of his position, but afterwards 
received an unsolicited reappointment — quite a tribute to the value of his 
services. 

*82. Theron H. Hawkes, Jr., is engaged in the real estate business at 
Duluth, Minn. 

'84. Charles G. Dawes graduated from the Cincinnati, O., Law School. 
The Commencement exercises took place on May 26. 

'85. Harold Means, having taken a course at Nelson's Business College, 
Cincinnati, O., is managing a store near his home at Ashland, Ky. 

SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY. 

'77. Richard E. Day, editorial writer of the Syracuse Standard^ will read 
the Poem at the meeting of the Alunmi Association in Commencement week. 

'77. Prof. Newton A. Wells, of Syracuse University, spent the month of 
May in the art exhibition at the Salon in Paris. He will spend the greater 
part of the summer in the studio of the famous Edouard Frdre, at Ecouen. 

'78. James E. Ensign, formerly of Scriba, N. Y., is now principal of the 
Ives Seminary, at Antwerp, N. Y.. 

•79. The Rev. Charles W. Rowley, Ph.D., who has for the past three years 
been serving the Methodist Church at Canajoharie, N. Y., is now stationed 
at Hoosac Falls, N. Y. 

'81. William W. Wilcox, principal of the Graded School at Lawrence; 
N. Y., has been obliged to disco||iuie his work at present on account of 
sickness. He is ^By^nie in^^H||, N. Y. 

., ^,^^^^ m^^--^^ Jarch 31, 1886, at N24>a City, Cali- 




200 DELTA UPSILON QUARTERLY. 

'85. John S. Festerson has closed his work at Moscow, Idaho, and is 
now settled at St. Charles, Minn. In September he expects to enter the 
Hamilton Theological Seminary. 

UNIVERSITY OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK. 

*7i. Prof. Borden P. Bowne, LL.D.. of Boston University, delivered the 
Commencement Oration at Kent's Hill Academy, Maine, June 12. 

'73. John K. Brigham is an importer of tiles, with office at 237 Broad- 
way, New York, N. Y. 

'73. The Rev. James W. Hillman is in charge of the Presbyterian Church 
at Cape Vincent, Jefferson Co., N. Y. 

'78. Gaylord Thompson is an engineer on the new aqueduct. He may 
be addressed, care of Mrs. J. A. La Grange, corner Dove and Hamilton 
Streets, Albany, N. Y. 

'81. Cephas Brainerd, Jr., has opened a law office at Room 45, iii 
Broadway, New York, N. Y. 

'84. John D. Blake has completed the first two years of his course at the 
Princeton Theological Seminary, and during the summer vacation will have 
charge of a church at Lanesborough, Minn., a few miles from his old home. 

'84. Louis B. Paton has written that he will spend another year abroad 
in study, and will probably be in Sweden most of the time. 

'84. Carl H. Lellman, Jr., graduated recently from the Columbia Law 
School. 

'85. George A. Minasian, who is studying in Columbia Law School, left 
for Europe, May 29, to spend the summer in study and recreation. He will 

fo first to France and Switzerland, and may be addressed, after the first of 
uly, at Galata, Constantinople, Turkey. 

'87. Henry B. Maurer, of Berlin, N. Y., was married, recently, to Miss 
Mamie Crowell, of New York. 

CORNELL UNIVERSITY. 

'74. Prof. John C. Branner, Ph.D., of the Indiana State University, read an 
article on the " Glaciation of the Wyoming and Lackawanna Valleys " before 
the American Philosophical Society, on February 19, 1886. 

'74. Prof. John H. Comstock will conduct one of the two summer 
courses of learning at Cornell this year. Ha\nn^ charge of the course in 
entomology, and general invertebrate zoology, beginning on June 21, and con- 
tinuing ten weeks. Those who are not regular students at the University, 
can have the benefit of this extra instruction upon the payment of a 
small fee. 

'82. Armin E. Brunn, who graduated in the course in s^^culture at 
Cornell, and later on took the degree of D. V.S., from the American Veterinarv 
College at New York, has gone to Woodstock, Conn., to establish a stock 
farm. 

'82. Felix Rackemann was married on May 19, to Miss Julia Mino^ 
daughter of Dr. Minot, of Boston, Mass. 

'82. Seward Mott graduates this year from the United States Military 
Academy at West Point. 



ALUUNl OF DELTA U. aol 

a civil engineer for the Blossburg Coal Company, 

'Sj. Bertrand H. Fisher is at San Bernardino, Ca]., engaged in his 
favorite work, civil engineering, and, as the Cornell Sun says, "drawing a fat 
salary." 

MARIETTA COLLEGE. 



*73- The Hon. Sidney Ridgeway, Esq., was elected Mayor of Marietta, O., 
ior the second time, last ApriH In spite of active opposition by the " baser 
aort " he received a round majority. 

'74. Frank A. Layman was clerk of the Sandusky Board of Education 
last year, 

'74.. William W. Rowlands, having taken a course in law at Columbia 
I-a^v School, is now practising at Racine, Wis., in the firm of Fuller & Fuller. 
'77- Charles H. Bosworth holds the position of Superintendent of the 
lUinois Railroad Coal Company. 

'80. Byron N. Himebaugh is carrying on a ranch near Ravens, Mesa 
County, Cal. 

■80, John Q. Mitchell, of the New York Custom House, is expected to be 
present at his brother Charles' graduation in June. At the beginning of this 
administration Mr. Mitchell was relieved of his position, but afterwards 
received an unsolicited reappointment — quite a tribute to the value of his 
services. 



84. Charles G. Dawes graduated from the Cincinnati, O., Law School. 
* ne Commencement exercises took place on May 26. 

_. *S' Harold Means, having taken a course at Nelson's Business College, 
v-incuinati, o., is managing a store near his home at Ashland, Ky. 

SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY. 

the p^ 'Richard E. Day, editorial writer of the Syracuse Slandard, will read 

, °*ni at the meeting of the Alumni Association in Commencement week. 

May J^ Prof. Newton A. Wells, of Syracuse University, spent the month of 

pai-( ? 'he art exhibition at the Salon in Paris. He will spend the greater 

,, ' '"e summer in the studb of the famous Edouard Frere, at ficouen. 



Ives i^l /ames E, Ensign, formerly of Scriba, N. Y., is now principal of the 
. ^miliary, at Antwerp, N. Y. 



Graded School t 
Qrk at present 01 



202 DELTA UPSILON QUARTERLY. 

'84. Herbert W. Swartz, M.D., is located at Sendai, Japan. Since hif 
removal from Tokio, he has been engaged chiefly in missionary work. 

'88. William W. Eaton, who has been teaching in Shoreham Academy. 
Shoreham, Vt., the past year, is now at his home in White Creek, N. V. He 
will enter, in September, the Drew Theological Seminary, at Madison, N. J^ 
of which the Rev. Dr. Henry A. Buttz, l/nson, '58, is president. 

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN. 

'78. William L. Jenks is practising law at Port Huron, Mich. He writes 
under date of April 16 : " The Quarterly deserves to be, and I hope is, a 
great success ; so much of interest to the members of the Fraternity is pre- 
sented in so attractive a form. Such a periodical, generally taken, will do 
more to keep up the interest of the Alumni than any other means." 

'83. Samuel C. Tuthill went West for the benefit of his health, last suxn> 
mer, and has since been settled in Omaha, Neb. During the sunmier axxl 
fall, he was with Stevens & Son, contractors and builders, is now acting as 
assistant secretary of the Y.M.C.A., but expects to return to his former posi- 
tion with Stevens & Son about the first of May. 

'84. Winthrop B. Chamberlain was married, March 20, to Miss Anna 
Mozart, of Ann Arbor, Mich. Brother Chamberlain still retains his position 
as city editor of the Ann Arbor Register^ and, with his bride, will make this 
city his home. 

'86. Frederick C. Hicks has accepted the principalship of the La Porte, 
Ind.. High School for the coming year. 

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY. 

'82. The Rev. Walter A. Evans has accepted a call from the Congrega- 
tional Church of Cherokee, la., and has removed thither. 

'83. Alfred E. Hills has gone to California for a few months. 

'85. Frank Cook is book-keeper in Wilson & Taylor's establishment, in 
Evanston, 111. 

'85. Leonard L. Skelton writes from Arkansas that a Northern man 
dare not air his political opinions in teaching, the scholars are all " such little 
rebels." He will shortly return to Evanston. 

'87. Edward L. Minard expects to return, next year, to complete the 



course. 



HARVARD UNIVERSITY. 



'85. Victor C. Alderson, who has been teaching during the past year at 
Dublin, Ind., has come East to spend the summer. 

'85. Robert S. Bickford will spend part of the summer at the Delta U. 
camp, at Bolton Landing, Lake George. 

'86. William V. Judson has taken high rank in his class at the West 
Point Military Academy. Through some oversight his name was omitted 
from the Quinquennial Catalogue. 



BOOKS AND MAGAZINES. 203 

COLUMBIA COLLEGE. 

*8 5. Nelson G. McCrea» who has been pursuing his studies as a fellow of 
tile college, and has assisted in the Latin Department, has received the degree 
of A..M. this Commencement. His address is 533 Franklin Avenue, 
Brooklyn, N. Y. 

'85. George D. Egbert has attended Union Theological Seminary during 
tlie past year. 

'88. Charles L. Eidlitz is with the Edison Machine Works. 



BOOKS AND MAGAZINES. 



A pleasant and thoughtful book for students to read during the summer is John 
burroughs' last, called " Signs and Seasons." The author joins science and litera- 
ture, and thus makes his books a pleasure to searchers for art in print, and a stim- 
ulus to those who are ever seeking new awakenings in science. " Books in the 
running brooks " open their pages to this genial naturalist. The last chapter of the 
lxx>k is a vajpable architectural treatise. A house, for the home, should have 
"beauty, meamng, and fitness. Repose in its appearance, and genuineness in its 
building, are essentials of the roof-tree. One feels more in hannony with nature 
after reading this good book. Houghton, Mifflin & Co. are the publishers. 

The Harpers have just published an important book of literary criticism — 
•• George Eliot and Her Heroines," by Abba Goold Woolson. Admirers of 
George Eliot's novels, who think that she possessed the summum bonum of a nov- 
elist, will be shocked at the multitude of faults which Miss Woolson finds. We learn 
that George Eliot sacrifices art for the sake of making the truth more impressive, 
and Miss Woolson thinks that in this the great authoress erred. It seems to us 
that in this very thing lay the secret of George Eliot's power. Miss Woolson claims 
that the heroines of her novels are the greatest artistic successes, and devotes most 
of her book to a discussion of this point. We cannot think that Miss Woolson is 
always right, or even nearly always right, in her criticisms, but this much is true, 
that this book is excellent for one to read who is in a rut in his study of George 
Eliot, and that it will cause him to think over again points which he may have 
thought were settled. 

'* Back-Log Studies," by C. D. Warner, is a book not new to most of our read- 
ers. But we wish to speak a word concerning the series to which this is the latest 
addition, the Aldine Series, published by Houghton, Mifflin & Co. These books 
are similar in size, print, margin, etc., to those printed by Aldus Mauritius, at the 
close of the fifteenth century. Beautiful in appearance, convenient in size, and 
modest in cost, they make a series which, for neatness and utility, surpasses any- 
thing of similar nature attempted in this country. " Back-Log Studies " has long 
been a favorite with college students, and ought to be well appreciated by them in 
its new form. 

Count Tolstolf's novel, "Anna KARfeNiNA," recently translated from the Rus- 
sian into English, is a political work close-packed with wisdom — a treatise on social 
philosophy — and a novel as intense with moral instruction as George Eliot's 
** RoMOLA." We shall not stop to speak of the incidents in the story, though the 
book is exceedingly interesting from that point of view. *' How shall men be 
happy ? how shall they make life on earth heavenly ? " is the theme of the book. 
High position in society ; fame, however great, in politics ; rural life on a large 



304 DELTA UP8IL0N QUARTERLY. 

estate ; militiTy Ubtinctum Bud popularity — all these fail to bring happinen. 
Nihilism and commuaism tell as nothing of this earthlf heaven. Hard work, small 
riches and a ^"' o^ kindness to others, can make the peasant happier than the 
king. Count Tolstoi's plan of life is more elaborately told In his " Mv Religion," 
of which we have had occasion to speak in these columns. T. Y. Crawell & Co., 
New Vork, are the publishers. 

" Manual Tkaining." by C. H. Hain, published W Harpers, preSEHts a solo- 
tioo of social and industrial problems. Bacon said : " The real and legitimate goal 
of the sciences is the endowment of human life with new inventions and riches." 
The aim of education is to make men able to do some useful thing for the race. 
The first part of the book is devoted to a description of the Chicago Manual Train- 
ing School— what is taught, and how the teaching succeeds. The latter port of the 
book will probably be Ihe more interesting to our readers. The author here con- 
siders automatic, contrasted with scientitic. education ; education and the social 
problem historically considered, and history of the manual element in education. 
The book has long been wailed for, and is not disappointing. The author is a 
philosopher, and a practical man. 

Lee & Shepard have just published a useful book, " A Hand-Book of English 
HlSTORV," by Francis H, Underwood. It is based on the lectures of the late M. 
}. Guest, and has a supplementary chapter on English literature of [he nineteenth 
century. The book makes a complete history of England, from the earliest times 
down to the year iSSo. The author has written in simple language, and stated 
facts, not discussions. For the student who needs a hand-book of English history 
— and every student does need such a volume — he will with difficulty find anything 
so clear, condensed, and useful, as this book. 

The PopiiLAK SciENCK Monthly for June opens with an article in which 
W. D. Le Sueur tells why he thinks that Lyman Abbott is wrong in holding that 
evolution is bounded by theology. David A. Wells contributes his third paper on 
Meiico. " The factors of Organic Evolution," by Herbert Spencer, is concluded 
in this number. F. L. Oswald writes of the causes of the Dark Ages, entitling his 
production " The Millenniumof Madness." Prof, S. Lockwood has a faalf-humoroos 

Eiece on " Scratching in the Animal Kingdom," and in it lets out the secret as to 
ow many of the lower animals, as tish, for instance, scratch themselves. The 
editor's departments in the latter part of the magazine are unusually good. 

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THE 

Delta Upsilon Quarterly 

EDITORS: 

FREDERICK MELVIN CROSSETT, A^^rw YorJk, '84, Editor-In-Chief. 
Alexander Dana Noyes, Amherst^ '83. 

Edward Murray Bassett, Amherst^ '84. 

Robert James Eidlitz, Cornell, '85. 

Henry Wells Brush, Columbia, '89. 



Vol. IV. AUGUST, 1886. No. 4. 



THE REAL MEANING OF NON-SECRECY. 



" Vere scire est per causes scire** 

Editors Delta Upsilon Quarterly : 

One day, while walking toward college, I overheard part of a 
conversation between two men, whom I judged to be Independents. 
In some way, Delta Upsilon had been suggested to the mind of one, 
and he said to the other : " I don't think much of Delta Upsilon ; 
it's just as bad as any secret society, although it claims to be non- 
secret." The speaker's companion, in his reply, defended us by 
saying that outsiders were occasionally invited to our meetings. At 
this point, I passed out of hearing, and lost the rest of the discus- 
sion ; but it made an impression on my mind, which was deepened, 
some weeks later, when a secret-society man asked me if it was 
really true that we had no secrets, and seemed almost incredulous 
when I assured him that such was the case. 

These incidents illustrate the fact that real misunderstanding, 
combined with malicious misrepresentation, has brought against us 
the charge of being false to our principle of non-secrecy. Indeed, it 
is sometimes said that non-secrecy is simply a step between anti- 






3o6 DELTA UPSILON QUARTERLY. 

secrecy and secrecy, and that this change in our title is equivalent to 
a •confession of defeat. In answering these accusations, it will be 
necessary to review briefly the history of the anti-secret contest ; for 
it is only in the light of past events that the present can be rightly 
judged. 

It is now a trifle over half a century since the rise of the secret 
societies which have played so prominent a part in American student- 
life. The animus of these societies comprised several elements, that 
of prime importance being the fraternal spirit and then secrecy, the 
desire of monopolizing college politics, the aristocratic element, liter- 
ary culture and the element of disorder. 

Scarcely had the secret fraternities gained a permanent foot-hold 
in our colleges, when they were confronted by a new society — or 
rather by seven or eight independent local organizations which^ 
shortly after, united into one fraternity and extended to other col- 
leges. This society, appreciating the advantage of the fraternal re- 
lation and to a far greater extent than any secret society, the im- 
portance of literary work, disapproved entirely of the ideas that a col- 
lege education should include practical experience in wire-pulling, 
or rowdyism, and that college students should band themselves to- 
gether to revolutionize the democracy of college life into an aris- 
tocracy with its attendant snobbishness and ill-feeling. Combined 
with this opposition to the practical workings of secret societies, 
there was an antagonism to secrecy in itself — an echo of the anti- 
masonic outcry of the time. 

For many years, the contest between secrecy and anti-secrecjr 
was fiercely waged, and while the change of title from anti-secret to 
non-secret has put an end to open warfare, there is still some bitter- 
ness between the two factions. The questions for us to consider are : 
" Were we right or were we wrong ? " " Are we successful, or have 
we failed ? " " Shall we be able to maintain the position we have taken, 
or shall we eventually be compelled to surrender to the enemy, and 
either be exterminated or be reconstructed into a secret society ? " 

First, " Were we right or were we wrong ? " Was it a principle 
for which we fought, or were we deluded by fanaticism ? The facts 
that the anti-secret movement began independently and almost simul- 
taneously in so many colleges, that it had from the beginning the 
support of the neutral students, that many ^college presidents and 



THE REAL MEANING OF NON-SECRECY. 207 

prominent members of the faculties were bitterly opposed to the secret 
societies in those days, and even now, in a few Northern and many 
Southern institutions, are at least probable arguments that the evils 
of the early days of secrecy were real and were sufficient cause for 
the opposition which they excited. Be that as it may, all admit that 
the character of the men who joined the anti-secret fraternity, and 
the methods which they adopted, were above reproach. 

With regard to our success or failure, while it is certain that we 
have not failed, we have not been successful in the sense that we 
have destroyed the secret societies, or that we have converted them 
bodily to our original methods of thinking. Secret societies still ex- 
ist and flourish, and they exist as secret societies, but their secrecy 
has been reduced to a minimum, and the' real evils which that se- 
crecy cherished have almost disappeared. The time slowly came 
when the opposition of Delta Upsilon to secret societies had so far 
succeeded that there was very little for that opposition to direct it- 
self against. It is true that not all Chapters of secret fraternities 
were such as to merit our entire approval, but these failings were 
local issues, and each Chapter of Delta Upsilon was then allowed to 
choose between anti and non-secrecy. Secrecy itself, moreover, had 
changed from a dangerous power to a negative weakness. The 
work of Delta Upsilon as a distinctively anti-secret fraternity was 
thus done, and the question presented itself — "Should the society, 
after having passed an honorable and successful life, be allowed to 
die a peaceful death ? " One Chapter did thus die, but the Fraternity 
as a whole, enjoyed existence too much. The warm life-blood of 
brotherly love coursed vigorously through its members, its mind was 
still clear and active, its conscience clean, and its strength unim- 
paired. 

Plainly, Delta Upsilon must not die, yet it could not live and 
continue to swing the bloody shirt of anti-secrecy as a banner ; so it 
put away the war-flag, ceased hostilities, and inscribed on its stand- 
ard of peace those qualities which had upheld it through the long 
contest — Fraternity, Morality, Scholarship, Non-secrecy. 

Lastly, " Can we maintain the position we have taken ? " That 
V we are strong enough to exist as a worthy fraternity, no one can 

deny, and our history for the past six years amply proves it ; but 
now that we have ceased to struggle actively against secrecy, 




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!.-. r # ■.'. r- ,.t.-.-i ;,. , ■. •-,* ;,- .i** ir'iiri ',f o-r fiir.:!:^. bji «e can 
ir.-I *r.'. . -, -T*. ;■- '/r -; -: .'■: > .'. ^t'-vy^i that ^cret n:-J:::.€S. g^ps. 
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rw'-..':i. ;.: -; 'I'-'-p^T tf-.-frz-i'. ■?.:-!. tr^y ri.*.ip;.<ar entirely in the pres- 
rt<'f. lA t\: ,-•»'.?■'■>■ fr:Tr.'J 'A <>.x "larr-fy" — the Fratemiir, 

In a:.','''r w.'iv, »e o-.i.';,: l/j e::.;/r,a.'ize our principle of non- 
v'.f'y. rr, f^f.-.,-.^ aS-'/i ;t':!y t'l l-e connected with any of the 
vi <.::. •■<\ 'i-'.rf:' i>r'j_:i:,:7^::'.f.\. e^[^f,:a:iy th'i~e who have for their aim 
Ih'- "-'■;r,:.x of '.'.ii\'> ar,'! coliexe ofti'.ts through the same methods 
wl.i' h J.;iv<: I'ft VI nj.v.-^ht'.y a Mot on the early historj- of the secret 
fra>'-rf 'S. 

In V. far as we ui:-^\':'.\ to avoid even the appearance of secrecy, 
mf. rxyiisi; oiirs'lv':s to criticism, and while non-secrecy does not 
mean pui.iicily, we nMi^l reiiic-nil«r that those who see only the sur- 
fa"r, will jml;;': Mipcrfi' ially, and that the more thoroughly our 
motiv'd and nj'rlhffds arc undersfxid, the more fully will our past 
cffortH anil present attitude l)e appreciated. 
University of Michigan, A. L. Benedict, 

Ann Arbor, Mich. Michigan, '8f. 



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IVY ODE. 



Tender climbing ivy vine, 

We to thee our homage pay ; 
Thee to mother earth consign, 

Ere we journey on our way. 
Young and tender as thou art, 

Trust we that thou'lt live for e'er, 
Drawing us as heart to heart, 

By the ties which bind us here. 

Sign of how we've labored long 

For the honors dearly won. 
Raise we here our hearts in song, 

Now our work is nobly done ! 
May we heed this emblem dear. 

Truths impressed upon each heart, 
May they cheer us year by year, 

As we from each other part. 

Ivy, our own token dear, 

Emblem of our course complete ; 
May thy leaves grow never sere. 

Nor be crushed 'neath idle feet. 
Ivy vine, dear ivy vine, 

Forth we go where duty calls ! 
May thy tendrils ever twine 

Round these dear old Rutgers* walls. 

Rutgers College, Elmore DeWitt, 

New Brunswick, N. J. Rutgers, '86. 



2o8 DELTA UPSILON QUARTERLY. 

from its absence, have we sufficient steadfastness to resist the pressure 
ifhich is exerted against us? While I know that every Delta U. 
who reads this will respond enthusiastically in the affirmative, let us 
not overlook the fact that a current which checks but slightly the 
progress of a moving vessel, requires a strong pier to break its force. 
Though we should, by all means, avoid any hostility to the once- 
secret societies, and should strive to maintain friendly relations with 
them, we should be ever vigilant to guard against the insidious pene- 
tration of secrecy into our institutions. 

We cannot, of course, be expected to proclaim our private matters 
to friends, strangers and enemies alike, any more than we would 
think of making public the private affairs of our families, but we can 
and should let it be distinctly understood that secret mottoes, grips, 
pass- words and rites are unknown in our Fraternity, and that what 
may appear to the careless observer like secrecy, is no more than a 
natural and proper reserve which may disappear entirely in the pres- 
ence of a trustworthy friend of our "family" — the Fraternity. 

In another way, we ought to emphasize our principle of non- 
secrecy, in refusing absolutely to be connected with any of the 
so-called secret organizations, especially those who have for their aim 
the securing of class and college offices through the same methods 
which have left so unsightly a blot on the early history of the secret 
fraternities. 

In so far as we neglect to avoid even the appearance of secrecy, 
we expose ourselves to criticism, and while non-secrecy does not 
mean publicity, we must remember that those who see only the sur- 
face, will judge superficially, and that the more thoroughly our 
motives and methods are understood, the more fully will our past 
efforts and present attitude be appreciated. 

University of Michigan, A. L. Benedict, 

Ann Arbor, Mich. Michigan^ ^87. 



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i Tender climbing ivy vine, 

J We to thee our homage pay ; 

I Thee to mother earth consign, 

1 Ere we journey on our way. 

; Young and tender as thou art, 
( Trust we that Ihou'lt live for e'er. 

Drawing us as heart to heart, 
' By the tics which bind us here. 

i 

Sign of how we've labored long 
i For the honors dearly won. 

Raise we here our hearts in song, 
[ Now our work is nobly done ! 

> May we heed this emblem dear, 

' Truths impressed upon each heart, 

> May they cheer us year by year, 
< As we from each other part. 

Ivy, our own token dear, 

Emblem of our course complete ; 
May thy leaves grow never sere, 

Nor be crushed 'neath idle feet. 
Ivy vine, dear ivy vine. 

Forth we go where duty calls ! 
idrils ever twine 
lese dear old Rutgers' walls. 

Elmore DeWitt, 
Rutgtrs, 'U 



2IO DELTA UPSILON QUARTERLY. 

CONCERNING VACATIONS. 



Dear Quarterly : 

Few can have a more pleasant place in which to spend their 
summer vacation than Newport. As I write you to-day, I recall the 
manner in which I spent these vacations in past years. 

For a long time before I entered college, I knew what it was " to 
make haste slowly " on a Massachusetts farm, where plenty of stones 
were to be picked, and where potato-bugs roved in armies, and twitch 
grass grew luxuriantly on a board fence in the scorching sun. Two of 
my vacations, after I graduated from the farm, were passed in 
selling maps. The gall of a map agent must not be divided into 
three parts, but needs to be concentrated at one point. 

As a vender of maps, I had more than one strange experience. 
Once, for example, a lady, who was expecting her nephew on the 
evening train, met me at the front door with endearing words, and 
it was with difficulty that I escaped from her loving embraces. 

In this fascinating occupation, I learned both to hate and admire 
myself. Last summer, I tried to hold the reins of a small sea-shore 
church, but no doubt the congregation grew as tired of hearing me 
as I did of hearing myself. 

This summer, I hardly know just what I am. People don't use 
honorary titles much here, but I have given the matter much thought, 
and think myself a sort of a cross between a city missionary and a 
colporteur, with the features of the former and the feet of the latter. 
I see just enough of poverty to draw forth my pity, and just enough 
of riches to draw forth my piety. It seems to me that in this summer 
resort, the prayer of the Pharisee may be offered with a righteous 
fervor. 

It seems an age since we boys were in the "fitting-school" 
together. But why have I thus turned away from my theme ? 

Fort Adams, across the harbor, and the school ship New Hamp- 
shire^ floating in the bay, are among the first objects of interest one 
sees on entering Newport from the water side. 

Last year, a friend of mine came to make me a short visit, and at 
once was put through the Newport drill. 

He was not contented till he had taken the ten-mile ocean drive^ 
roamed along the cliff walk, mused over thej* Old Stone Mill," vis- 



CONCERNING VACATIONS. 211 

ited the ancient Trinity Church, the Red Wood Library, Purgatory 
and the Hinging Rocks. 

This was a foot-sore journey, and when my friend Tom returned 
to his room, as the fog came in and the sunset gun was fired, he 
looked as though he felt gloomy, and lonesome, and sad. 

He saw in ancient buildings so much to remind him of the past, 
and in the wide stretch of water so much to remind him of the future,, 
that he said, on retiring that night, " I really question my own iden- 
tity in discovering how small a drop I am in the great ocean of life." 
The next morning, Tom still looked dejected, so I suggested that 
he take a " drag " to the beach, and see the people bathe. 

To the beach he went, and what a sight for weary Tom ! 
If one were never sea-sick before, to see the Newport visitors bathe,, 
would bring on sea-sickness. Tom said he could only think of O. P. 
Gifford's remark, when he saw the people at Long Branch frisk 
about the beach : " These remind me of animated clothes-pins. "^ 
But people are not satisfied to bathe alone here ; they take in their 
dogs and horses. Some wear rubber hats, and it is rumored that 
others wear water-tight rubber suits. 

To poor Tom, the sight was fatal, and he declared he would 
leave the city on the morning boat ; but on reaching home, I had an 
invitation for him to attend a tennis club, and with great reluctance,, 
he decided to stay one day longer. 

Strange things from that afternoon began to happen to him. 
He became very fond of tennis, and still more fond of those with 
whom he played. Why should he be lonely ? Could not the feeling 
be dissipated ? He knew what he ought to do, but he hardly knew 
how to begin. 

In the fall when Tom returned to college, it was rumored that 
he was engaged to a Newport beauty. He said very little about the 
truth or falsity of the report, but all could see that something had 
happened. His room was newly furnished, his pocket seemed to 
grow deeper, and luxuries surrounded him on every side. In a few 
months, Tom formally announced his engagement. The boys said 
he had fallen on to the rocks. 

Tom had a little of old-time righteous sagacity, didn't he ? How 
sad it is that you and I have still to plod along in such a common- 
place way ! Fraternally Yours, 

Charles. 



LETTERS FROM CHAPTERS. 



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

The hearty greeting which Amherst always has for her sister 
Chapters we wish to extend to you all again. The enthusiasm and 
earnestness evinced by all the members of the Chapter has been so 
uniformly steady that it will take but a few words to sum up what 
has been the key-note of all our reports this year — success, and bet- 
ter still, progress. We do not say this because it sounds well but 
because it is true. With no disadvantages in favor of any other so- 
ciety with respect to men, reputation, or house, and on the other 
hand with the great and sound principles of the Fraternity in our 
favor. Delta U. in Amherst is second to none. 

Society interest is likely to be put to the test in the support of 
literary work, and in this we have a record of which we are justly 
proud. During a year of weekly literary meetings — with the excep- 
tion that every fourth meeting was devoted to something special — 
not a single failure to take the appointed parts has been recorded ; 
in cases of absence or sickness the parts have been taken by one of 
the brothers present. 

Our Chapter house has been recently painted and repapered in- 
side, and the halls and parlors refurnished with curtains and shades. 
The addition of the scientific rooms, of which we gave a report in a 
former number of the Quarterly, greatly increases the usefulness 
and general attractiveness of the house. After having them fitted 
up for two terms, it seems as if we could not get along without them 
now, not for the reason simply that they are nice to look at, but be- 
cause they are of real practical value, especially in the departments 
of zoology, chemistry and mineralogy. 

As we have stated before, our last initiation was a great improve- 
ment on the former ones ; our dramatics in the winter were unusually 
goddl ; we have taken during the year our share of college honors, 
and th« outlook for the coming year is in all respects the most grati- 
fying tha^ the Amherst Chapter has had for a long time. 



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The principal society event during Commencement was a recep- 
tion Class Day evening. A number of the lady friends of the members 
were in town, and they kindly took charge of decorating the house with 
flowers, and worked with real Delta U. enthusiasm, adorning the par- 
lors with excellent taste and effect. Invitations had been issued to 
all our Alumni, to the senior delegations of the other societies, to the 
faculty and many others, and so many responded that the reception 
committee had all they could attend to for the allotted time of two 
hours. The reception was eminently a success in every way. So- 
ciety receptions are becoming one of the gayest features of Com- 
mencement week, and society antagonism is so far laid aside that in- 
vitations are exchanged between nearly all the different fraternities. 

In closing, we would add that the Amherst Chapter always gives 
hearty welcome to brothers in Delta U., and is always glad to receive 
them at the Chapter house at any time. 

Fraternally yours, 

Edward B. Rogers, '87. 



Delta Upsilon Hall, 
Brown University, Providence, R. I. 
Dear Brothers : 

The past year has been one of prosperity and progress for the 
Brown Chapter. The utmost harmony prevails among us, and the 
past months have been filled with continuous hard work, which has 
brought present profit and gives promise of future gain. 

No sorrow has come to us but saying our last " Good-night " to 
those who have gone forth from our united band to win fresh laurels 
for Delta Upsilon. We would not have them linger, for we believe 
that we can see in them all indications of future usefulness and 
greatness. 

Our sorrow in parting is also mitigated by the thought that we 
shall welcome to our number next year, new men, who will unite 
with us in sustaining the high place Delta U. holds throughout the 
college and city. 

The members of '86 have always been zealous and enthusiastic in 
all that has concerned the best interests of our Chapter, and have 
brought to us not only power but honor. 



214 DELTA UPSILON QUARTERLY. 

Every man in *86 received an appointment to Phi Beta Kappa. 
Some Chapters in college received not even one, but Delta U. has 
always succeeded in keeping its head high in good scholarship. 
Whitman, Wheeler and Bronson, '87, were three of six to receive 
first appointments to Phi Beta Kappa. Brother Burnham, 'S6, 
received special honor in mathematics. Brother Parshley, '86, was 
chairman of the editorial staff of TAg Brunoniafty our college paper, 
during his Senior year. Brother Dietrich, '87, who has been Brother 
P.'s devoted assistant, succeeds to his position. 

Brother Whitman, '87, who easily leads his class, was awarded the 
prize for excellence in mathematics. In connection with college 
work, Brother Whitman is the successful pastor of a flourishing city 
church. 

About the middle of May we were visited by the Harvard Chap- 
ter. Special literary endeavors were made to make the evening 
profitable and amusing. A few days later a large delegation from our 
chapter returned the visit and were royally entertained. 

Up to the present time we have met in a large hall used by a Ly- 
ceum in the city. We have now decided to furnish and own rooms of 
our own. They will be in the Daniel's Building, Custom House Street. 
The new rooms will be smaller and more to our ideal. A few days 
before we disbanded, the necessary amount needed for the transfer 
was easily raised among the brothers. 

Fraternally, 

Charles L. White 



Delta Upsilon Hall, 
University of the City of New York, N. Y. 
Dear Brothers : 

The happy outlook and prospect of better days for the Univer- 
sity, which we announced in our last letter to the Quarterly, has 
more than reached our expectations, and to-day the University and 

all its departments stand upon a better footing than they ever did 
before. 

The University has now reached its fifty-fourth year, and as we 

glance over the last page of its yearly history, we note many changes 

and improvements which denote a spirit of progress throughout the 

institution. The most important event has been the donation of a 



LETTERS FROM CHAPTERS. 215 

fund of $100,000 to the Medical department, for the erection of a 
building to be known as the Loomis Laboratory. This gift, it is 
said, is to be followed by another one of an equal amount, and will 
also probably be given for some special purpose. The Medical 
department is in a flourishing .condition, and nearly 600 students 
were in attendance during the last sessions. At the annual Com- 
mencement, in the Academy of Music, March 6, a class of 171 
members was graduated, and at the University Commencement, in 
June, the degree of M.D. was conferred on fifteen more men, making 
a total of 186 graduates from the department this year. That the 
school has a wide reputation is seen from the fact that over ten per 
cent, of the students are from foreign countries. 

The Law department has been especially fortunate in securing a 
valuable reference library of over 10,000 volumes, the number of 
students has considerably increased, new lecturers have been added 
during the year, and at the annual Commencement, in the Academy 
of Music, May 27, a class of about thirty was graduated. 

The department of Arts and Sciences, from which the members 
of our Chapter are drawn, has 105 students enrolled, and the prospects 
are good that the number will be largely increased this fall. An 
assurance of this is already in sight, in the person of the incoming 
Freshman class, which is the largest that has ever entered the Uni- 
versity at the June examinations. In the Faculty some changes have 
been made. Professor Bull, after nearly forty years of active service, 
has been made Emeritus Professor of Civil Engineering. Daniel 
W. Haring has been appointed Professor of Physics, and under his 
superintendence the physical laboratory has been entirely refitted. 
The museum, which was opened last year by Professor Stevenson, 
has been enlarged, and the geological specimens which he secured 
in Virginia during the April vacation have been arranged in order 
and catalogued. A series of lectures, known as " Monday Lectures," 
will be given on the last Monday of each calendar month except 
June. These lectures are open to the public, and during 1886-87 
-will be given as follows : On September 27, by Howard Crosby, 
D.D., LL.D.; October 29, General Wager Swayne ; November 29, 
Charles F. Deems, D.D., LL.D.; December 20, Samuel M. Hamil- 
ton, D.D.; January 3, Charles H. Parkhurst, D.D.; February 7, 
Theodore L. Culyer, D.D.; March 7, Talbot W. Chambers, D.D., 



3l6 DELTA UPSILON QUARTERLY. 

LL.D.; April 4, W. H. Thomson, M.D., LL.D.; May 2, Roswell 
D. Hitchcock, D.D., LL.D. 

The curriculum has been enlarged, and a number of electives 
added to Junior and Senior year, but the most important departure 
that has been made, is the giving instruction in graduate courses, and 
henceforth the University will confer the degrees of Master of Arts^ 
Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy only upon examination. 
Eleven professors will givr insiriu tion necessary for such advanced 
degrees. The last catalo^iu-, which is a vast improvement upon its 
predecessors, is a convenidit haul-book of over 125 pages, and sets 
forth very clearly the many ailvantages which the University is now 
offering. Delta U. has three pr(»fcssors in the Faculty — Prof. E. A. 
Johnson, LL.D., Presidt-pt c»i the Faculty ; Henry M. Baird, Ph.D., 
D.D., LL.D., and Abrani '^. Isaac-, Ph.D. Professor Baird has a 
son who will enter the i ' .ss of '90. We have three officers of the 
Alumni Association — Prof. Htnry M. Baird, '50, Registrar ; the 
Rev. John Reid, '70, oi the Executive Committee, and Prof. 
Abram S. Isaacs, '71, of the \'isi'^ing Committee. The Rev. Theo- 
dore F. Burnham, '71, of ihe N<^iili River Presbytery, and the Rev. 
John Reid, '70, of the ^Vc^tchest^M- Presbytery, are Visitors to the 
University appointed by the Synod of New York. 

With pleasure do we now turn to our Chapter, to report to the 
Fraternity the record of her succf^sses, and how we have been getting 
on. At the beginning of college last fall, we hired a pleasant room 
with two large windows, on the str- et side of No. 733 Broadway, had 
it repainted, papered, and furnishttl it nicely and comfortably. This 
has been our Chapter home ever evince, and we will probably continue 
with it next year, as it is so ccnivenient to the University, easy of 
access, and gives such gcntral satisfaction. There are four principal 
things that claim the attention 0: t'u; students of the University, and 
are the basis on which to make a c*. iparison between the Greek-letter 
societies represented here. 1 h( se things are : the scholarship of 
their members, their rtprcsctcit'oii in athletics, and on the Glee 
Club and college paper. \V:.:.l : as the JVew York Chapter of Delta 
U. to show in this compai i. < ii " Wf.at has she done here that reflects 
credit on the Fraternity? 'I in ar. wer comes that she is in the van 
in all. Her standing in ^'.lu I. :<\\y is shown in the Valedictorian of 
'86, and the men who arc 1 rt anl second in '87. The Lacrosse 



LETTERS FROM CHAPTERS. 21 7 

team constitutes the University's sole devotion to athletics, and on 
that team we had five players, including the Captain, and who has 
held that position for three years. On our famous Glee Club we 
have had seven members, including the leader and accompanist, and 
on the college paper two editors, one of whom was editor-in-chief. 
Thus, as *S6 steps forth from her Alma Mater, we can point to the 
Valedictorian of the class, the leader of the Glee Club, the Captain 
of the Team, and to close the quartet, the editor-in-chief of the col- 
lege paper. May we not be permitted to speak with pride of our 
standing ? That our members are thought well of by the professors 
we have often had evidence, and it was but a short time ago that a 
Psi U. professor who meets the upper classes, while in a conversation 
with one of our Alumni, mentioned the names of five of our men in 
the upper classes, and said he regarded ** them as the very best men 
in college." Our Alumnus candidly admitted that, and added that 
he would find some more of the same kind when the lower classes 
reached him. 

As to our rivals, they are all apparently doing well outwardly, 
though there are rumors of internal strife, and a Delta Phi was heard 
to declare in the college halls about Commencement time that he 
didn't care anything for his society. The boom which Zeta Psi 
received a year ago has not yet worn itself out, and they are doing 
well. They receive third and fourth honors at Commencement, and 
have the next best representation after us on the Glee Club, lacrosse 
team, and college paper. Delta Phi has thirteen men, six of whom 
graduate this year. One of her Juniors has been the leading spirit 
in a movement to publish an annual, TAe Lyre^ and has got himself 
into a position which he probably now regrets, and which the other 
editors undoubtedly wish they were out of. We were represented on 
the board, at first, but our editors resigned, at the request of the 
Chapter, because of the manner in which they proposed our Chapter 
should appear in the publication. The three remaining editors 
thought they could carry it on without our assistance. At Com- 
mencement, The Lyre had not appeared, and one of the editors 
announced that only fifty subscriptions had been received. As the 

printing is nearly all done, the question of the hour with the students 
is : How much will The Lyre editors be out of pocket ? 

The prospects of our Chapter for the coming year seem to be 
extremely encouraging. We have a fine '87 delegation, who will 



2l8 DELTA UPSILON QUARTERLY. 

take the helm, and they will be heartily assisted by our recent gradu- 
ates and the present members. We hope to send a good delegation 
up to Madisotiy to help in the celebration of the fifty-second anniver- 
sary of the founding of the Fraternity ; and we venture to predict 
that the New York delegation will not be the smallest there, nor her 
cheer drowned by that of many other colleges. From the prepara- 
tions which already have been made by Madisotiy her favorable sur- 
roundings, and the enthusiasm of her men, we are expecting to see 
one of the most successful conventions the Fraternity has ever held. 
Trusting to meet large delegations from all our Chapters at 
Madison, in October, 

Fraternally, 

J. Harper Bryan. 



Delta Upsilon Hall, 
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich. 
Dear Brothers : 

We have no college honors here in the shape of prices, honors, 
etc.; so we have no list of Commencement successes to report to the 
Fraternity at this time, as the other Chapters have. This last Com- 
mencement has taken from us six Seniors whom we shall miss 
greatly, but who have taught us by example and precept to perform 
those duties which, by their departure, devolve upon us. 

But we have gained men as well as lost ; for since writing, we 
have initiated *89's class president, Charles Upham Champion, of 
Cold water, Mich., and have pledged other men from the same class. 

One evening, we received from Brother Charles A. Wheeler, '86, 
a package containing neatly-printed cards, whose inside pages gave 
a list of our members, and the honors which they had taken. For 
this convenient substitute for a page in an annual, our most hearty 
thanks are due Brother Wheeler. 

A few weeks ago, all our active members, and three resident 
Alumni, met at a photographer's and were photographed. It may 
not be modest to say it, but it was a fine-looking body of men, worthy 
of the monogram which appeared conspicuously in the foreground, 
to label us as Delta U's. 

One disappointment we must chronicle — the Chapter house, 
which we expected for next year, must be postponed. Still, our 



LETTERS FROM CHAPTERS. 2x9 

fund is already of considerable size, and the delay will be a compara- 
tively short one. 

This year has bten for us one of steady, quiet growth ; no great 
advance has been made, but our loyalty has strengthened, little trials 
have been overcome, and we have learned to realize more fully than 
before that our Fraternity is worthy of our best efforts, and that the 
duties it lays upon us are the pleasant ones of brotherly love. May 
each Chapter of Delta Upsilon enjoy like blessings ! 

Fraternally, 

A. L. Benedict, '87. 



Delta Upsilon Hall, 
Lafayette College, Easton, Pa. 
Dear Brothers : 

Delta Upsilon, at Lafayette, is in a prosperous condition. She 
has been watched with jealous eyes ; but, thanks to the zealous care 
of her guardians, she begins her second year with ardent hopes and 
bright prospects. Some were inclined to think that she, like our 
first parents, was born adult ; but this, perhaps, was a mistake. We 
are inclined to think that her growth, although in keeping with our 
nineteenth century, which goes by steam and electricity, has yet 
nothing of miracle about it. We think she has just cut her wisdom 
teeth. 

Owing to the fact that the place at which we desired to hold our 
banquet, namely, "The Arlington," the only temperance house in 
Easton, had been engaged beforehand, we held our reunion on Sat- 
urday night, instead of Monday, as the other fraternities do. We 
had a most enjoyable occasion. The Rev. Arthur T. Pierson, D.D., 
Hamilton^ '57, of the Bethany Church, Philadelphia, who had been 
engaged to deliver the address at the anniversary of the Y.M.C.A., 
was with us, and added much to the pleasure of the hour. His 
response to the toast, " Delta Upsilon of the Past," was both in- 
structive and entertaining. The Rev. Dr. Edsall Ferrier, dif rater in 
urbe, and some of our own Alumni, helped to make the occasion one 
of pleasant memory. 

Looking from another standpoint, it would seem that Delta U. 
had known no infancy at Lafayette, for the very year of her estab- 
lishment she sent forth seven sturdy sons ; and the same number 



220 DELTA UPSILON QUARTERLY. 

again this year arriving at their majority, leave the place of their 
nativity into Delta U. We shall miss these elder brothers sorely. 
They were all men who honored the Brotherhood. Six of the seven 
took speeches at Commencement, one of which was the Valedictory. 

John N. Roe, '87, was one of the editors of the Commencement 
Record^ and is also on the editorial staff of the Lafayette^ the college 
paper for the ensuing year. 

The prospects are that the class of '90 will be an unusually large 
one. The number registered at the June examinations was more 
than twice as many as the year preceding, and we know of several 
fine fellows who have had Delta U. instructors, and who are, there- 
fore, favorably disposed. So, while depressed by the loss of our 
brothers of '86, we nevertheless turn our faces to the future 

" Without fear and with a manly heart." 

Fraternally, 

J. Nelson Roe. 



Delta Upsilon Hall, 
Columbia College, New York, N. Y. 
Dear Brothers : 

The first annual reunion of our Chapter was held on the evenings 
of June 2, at Brother Eytinge's house. After a very social time 
we initiated Charles Leo Eidlitz, '88, of New York, N. Y. After 
the exercises were over, Brother Eidlitz favored us with a speech, in 
which he showed that he had deeply imbibed from his well-known 
brothers the true Delta U. Fraternity spirit. A collation followed^ 
which served to further increase the pleasure of the meeting. Then^ 
after singing and more social intercourse, we bade one another fare- 
well. Besides the members of our own Chapter, there were present 
Brothers Robert J. Eidlitz, Cornell^ '85, and Frederick M. Crossett, 
New York^ '84, who assisted in their usual able manner in the initia- 
tion ceremonies, and who, we are pleased to say, have often at- 
tended our meetings during the winter. 

Another meeting of the Chapter was held a few days later to 
arrange for the Chapter camping party. At this meeting there was 
initiated Danford Newton Barney Sturgis, of New York, N. Y., 
School of Mines, '89. For Brother Sturgis we are indebted to 
the energy and zeal of our recently initiated Brother Charles L. 
Eidlitz, '88. 



LETTERS FROM CHAPTERS. 221 

As we have now completed the first year of our existence as a 
Chapter, it becomes us to look back over our history, and to see what 
has been accomplished. Our struggle at Columbia has not been an 
easy one. At a college where there are so many long-established 
fraternities, and where so many men fail to see the advantage 
of any fraternity, it is very difficult for a new Chapter to obtain 
members. The Chapter was, unfortunately, founded without the 
aid of any men from the class of '88, and that lack we have been 
partly unable to supply. We have, however, secured men from other 
classes, and we feel especially glad to be able to close the year, 
knowing that we have established a footing in the School of Mines. 

A list of the honors taken by members of our Chapter at Com- 
mencement will be found elsewhere. It may be well here to speak 
of an event which was previously overlooked in giving the Chapter 
news. In the spring, a joint debate was held between the three lit- 
erary societies of the college, the Barnard, Peithologian and Philo- 
lexian. The subject was the further restriction of immigration. Two 
speakers were chosen from each society, one member from each 
society speaking on each side of the question. The debate was to 
be decided by three competent judges, and then the two best speak- 
ers were to receive honorable mention. Brother Oscar J. Cohen, 
'86, one of the speakers from the Barnard, was on the winning side 
of the debate, and received second honorable mention. 

We send hearty greetings to all our sister Chapters, wish them 
long life and prosperity, trust that all the brothers will enjoy a 
pleasant vacation this summer, and meet with us at the Convention 
with the Madison Chapter, October 27, 28 and 29. 

Fraternally, 

William Gasten, '87. 

TO A CLOUD. 

Stay ! snowy cloud on yonder height, 

Where darkest pines 

In rugged lines 
Now sink their beauty in thy white 
And breathe repose and sweetly woo 
Thee, virgin vapor of the pearly blue. 

Harvard College, Henry E. Eraser, 

Cambridge, Mass. Harvard, '86. 



EDITORIAL. 



The Quarterly acknowledged with gratitude the receipt of 
many favors from different persons during the year. The receipt of 
the college annuab has given much satisfaction, and an effort will be 
made to review in the fall those which have been received. Various 
additions have been made to our files of fraternity magazines and 
catalogues. Our thanks are especially due to the many kind friends 
who have taken so active an interest in our welfare, and who, by 
their kindness in sending information, books, pamphlets, items of 
interest concerning Alumni, etc., have done much to ease the work 
of securing suitable matter for publication. We hope this disposi- 
tion to send matter to the Quarterly will grow largely during the 
year. 

During the long summer vacation, many of the undergraduate 
members of the Fraternity will probably have some spare time on 
their hands, which it seems difficult to occupy with something that 
will prove of advantage. Now, we wish to suggest that one of the 
best possible wa3rs in which extra time can be spent is in literary 
work, and that the Quarterly offers a splendid opportunity for 
placing the result of such time and thought before readers. As a 
means of reaching a wide circle of intelligent and interested people, 
it is far superior to the ordinary college papers. The edition of 
from 2,500 to 3,000 copies, and the present mode of distribution, will 
bring an article or literary production before a class of readers that 
no one other magazine reaches, and one whom it is quite an honor 
to be able to reach. Short stories and poems, vacation experiences, 
and articles of general interest to college men, are among the sub- 
jects which will prove most acceptable to the Quarterly. Let us 
see what the members of the Fraternity can do this summer. 

With this issue the Quarterly closes the fourth volv 
existence, and in many respects the most satisfactory, 
ending of the last college year six numbers of the Quartt 
been published, and we are now prepared to start at the 
of the next college year with Volume v "' ^ht ta 



EDITORIAL. 223 

paring^ and publishing these issues has been an extremely severe one, 
the numbers coming within two months of each other, and in con- 
sequence some departments have not had the attention bestowed 
upon them which they need to present the completeness that the 
board of editors desire. The editorial department has been appar- 
ently neglected, but there are various reasons for this, the most 
important of which is the position the Executive Council of the Fra- 
ternity is taking in the management of its affairs. Formerly such 
matters of interest and importance as came before the Fraternity were 
discussed in the editorial columns, and action waited until the an- 
nual gathering of the Chapters in convention. Now the Executive 
Council plays such an active part in the Fraternity government that 
matters of importance, as fast as they arise, are attended to at once, 
and the result placed before the Fraternity before the Quarterly 
has a chance to get out and say a word. In consequence, the time 
which otherwise would be devoted to editorials has been spent on 
other departments. There has been a large increase among the 
subscribers to the Quarterly, and especially is this so among the 
older members with whom the Quarterly seems to meet with much 
favor. The financial support has been excellent, and there is little 
to complain of in the manner in which the undergraduate editors 
have done their work. The cordial expressions of sympathy and 
approval, the hearty support and kind wishes for success that have 
come from all sides, have done much towards lightening the burdens 
which the publication of such a magazine necessarily entails. We 
appreciate very much these kind feelings and will do our best to 
deserve their continuation. 



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DELTA U. NEWS ITEMS. 



Wanted — A copy of the Annual of the forty-fourth Conrention, 
held with the MidcUebury Chapter in 1878. 

Address Paul V. Perry, 

Ann Arbor, Mich. 

Delta U's are quite numerous in the central part of New York, 
and we think an Alumni Chapter could be well maintained at some 
such central point as Utica, a city which has a number of enthusias- 
tic members of the Fraternity. 

The fifty-first graduating class in Delta Upsilon has closed its col- 
lege career with great honor. From the reports which have reached 
us, it is shown that in Williams College we had second honor; Union, 
second ; Rochester, third ; Middlebury, first and second ; Rutgers, 
third and fourth ; Madison, second, third and fourth ; New York, 
first ; Marietta, first and second ; Harvard, first, second and fourth ; 
Lafayette, first, and Columbia, first honor, making a total of six first, 
six second, three third and three fourth honors, with others yet 
to be heard from. 

By the time this issue reaches our readers, the Camping Associa- 
tion will be in their quarters on Barker's Point, Bolton, Lake George, 
N. Y. Among the campers are the well-known names of Bassett, 
Walker and Merritt, of Amherst ; Allen and Turnbull, of Madison ; 
Crossett, of New York^ and Bickford, of Harvard. The encamp- 
ment will last from July 27 to August 17, or perhaps later. A cordial 
invitation is extended to visitors to stop and see how the boys get 
along. Letters will reach any of the members, addressed in care of 
the Delta U. Camp, Bolton, Lake George, N. Y. 

Nearly 250 college men, from twenty-five States and ninety col- 
leges, are now assembled at Moody's School, at Mt. Hermon, Mass., 
for Bible study. The term lasts from July 8 to Aug. i. These students 
are the delegates of their respective College Y.M.C. Associations, 
and are here not only for their own benefit, but for that, also, of their 



DELTA U. NEWS ITEMS. 225 

•colleges. Probably every American college Fraternity is represented 
here. The most noticeable pin, because the most frequently seen, is 
Delta U. While Delta Kappa Epsilon has twelve men, and Phi 
Delta Theta has eleven, other fraternities run from these figures 
<iown to one. Delta U. has seventeen men here, and the Rev. Dr. 
Arthur T. Pierson, Hamilton^ '57, of the Bethany Presbyterian 
Church, Philadelphia, Pa., who is to be one of the instructors, will 
be the eighteenth. The representation is as follows : WilliamSy 
Ellis J. Thomas, Henry D. Wild, Charles A. Williams, '88 ; Fred- 
•erick J. Fitschen, Jr., '89. Uniony William P. Landon, '86. Amherst, 
Elbridge C. Whiting, '88. CoUfy, Addison B. Lorimer, '88. Rochester, 
William C. Wilcox, '88. Middlebury, Henry L. Bailey, '%(>, Rutgers, 
Lewis B. Chamberlain, '86 ; William P. Merrill, '87 ; Willard A. 
Heacock, 88. Brown, Henry W. Pinkham, '88. Madison, Fred S. 
Retan, '89. Marietta, Benjamin W. Labaree, '88. Syracuse, Charles 
X. Hutchinson, '87. Harvard, Edward G. Tewksbury, '87. 

The second annual statistical table which we present with this 
number offers much interesting information and shows the Fraternity 
to be in an excellent condition. In comparison with last year's 
table, we find there are now 107 Seniors in the Fraternity, whereas 
there were but 84 last year. 126 Juniors, 102 Sophomores and 97 
Freshmen, against 104 Juniors, iii Sophomores and 91 Freshmen 
last year, making a total membership of 390 for 1884-85 and 432 for 
1885-86, thus showing a gain of 42 for 1885-86. 332 are to come 
l)ack to college in the fall, an increase of 30 over the number who 
were to return last fall. Each one of our twenty-two chapters has a 
representation in each of the four classes, except Harvard, which 
has no Freshmen, and who usually draws its membership from the 
Senior and Junior classes exclusively. Delta Kappa Epsilon leads 
in the list of rival fraternities, we meeting her in sixteen colleges. 
Alpha Delta Phi, Beta Theta Pi, Psi Upsilon and *Zeta Psi are in 
common with us in eleven institutions. Of others, Chi Psi leads 
with ten chapters ; Delta Phi, Phi Delta Theta and Theta Delta Chi, 
seven chapters ; Chi Phi and Phi Kappa Psi, six chapters ; Delta 
Tau Delta, Phi Gamma Delta and Sigma Chi, four chapters ; Delta 
Psi, Kappa Alpha and Sigma Phi, three chapters; Alpha Tau 
Omega, and the law fraternity Phi Delta Phi, two chapters ; and one 
chapter each of Phi Kappa Sigma, and Sigma Nu. During the year 
Beta Theta Pi has died at Harvard, Chi Phi at Michigan, Sigma Phi 
at Union, and Theta Delta Chi at Lafayette. Phi Delta Theta has 
been established at Williams, Phi Gamma Delta at Michigan, Theta 
Delta Chi at Amherst, and Zeta Psi re-established at Brown. 





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DELTA U. NEWS ITEMS. 227 

Delta U. has been represented during the past year on college 
publications as follows : Williams College, John T. Baxter and 
William Goodyear, '87, on the Literary Monthly. Herbert M. Allen, 
*88, and John F. Fitschen, Jr., '89, on the Williams Fortnight. 
Union College, Irving P. Johnson, '87 business manager, and Fred- 
erick S. Randall, '86, editor-in-chief, of the Concordiensis, George W. 
Furbeck, '87, on the annual The Garnet. Hamilton College, E. Root 
Fitch, Jr., and Fred W. Griffith, '86, on the Hamilton Lit ; John G. 
Peck, '87, on the annual The Hamiltonian. Amherst College, Walter 
P. White and Frederic P. Johnson, '87, on the Amherst Literary 
Monthly. Edward B. Rogers, '87, and James Ewing, '88, on the 
Amherst Student. Adelbert College, Frank Kuhn and George A. 
Wright, on the annual The Reserve. Colby University, Seldom 
B. Overlock, Holman F. Day, and John R. Wellington, '86, managing 
editor, of the Colby Echo. Thomas J. Ramsdell, '86, editor-in-chief 
of the annual The Oracle. Rochester University, Samuel M. Brick- 
ner, '88, on the Rochester Campus ; Herbert A. Manchester, on the 
annual The Interpres. Middlebury College, Henry N. Winchester, 
'87, Bernard M. Cooledge, '88, and Henry L. Bailey, ^%(> editor-in- 
chief, of the Undergraduate^ and Henry N. Winchester, '87, on the 
annual The Kaleidoscope. Rutgers College, Thurston W. Challen, '87, 
Lewis B. Chamberlain, and Peter Stillwell, '86 editor-in-chief, of the 
Rutgers Targum. Asa Wynkoop, '87, on the annual The Scarlet 
Letter. Brown University, Frank S. Dietrich, '87, and Wilbur B. 
Parshley, '86 editor-in-chief, of the Brunonian. Madison University, 
Owen Cassidy, '87, on the annual The Salmagundi. University of 
the City of New York, Charles H. Roberts and John S. Lyon, '86 
editor-in-chief, of the University Quarterly ; Harry E. Schell, '87 
(resigned) on the annual The Lyre. Cornell University, George M. 
Marshall, '87, and Charles H. Hull, '86 business manager, of the 
Cornell Review; George M. Marshall, and Albert R. Warner, '87 
editor-in-chief, of the annual The Cornellian. Marietta College^ 
Rufus C. Dawes and Charles S. Mitchell, '86, and Frederick E. 
Corner, '87, on the College Ohio. Walter G. Beach, Benjamin W. 
Labaree and Robert M. Labaree, '88, on the annual The Mariettian. 

Syracuse University, Frank G. Bannister, '88, Walter S. Eaton, '87, 
Lincoln E. Rowley, '88, Byron B. Brackett, '89, Emmons H. Sanford, 
'87 business manager, and William A. Wilson, '86 editor-in-chief, 
of the University Herald. Josiah H. Lynch and John S. Bovingdon, 



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'87 business manager, of the annual The Onondagan. University of 
Michigan, Charles A. Wheeler, '86, and Arthur L. Benedict, '87, on 
the Michigan Argonaut ; James McNaughton, '88, in the Sophomore 
annual The Oracle, Northwestern University, Wilbur F. Atchison 
and Charles L. Linebarger, '88, on the Northwestern. Robert I. 
Fleming, '86, and Oscar Middlekauflf, '88, on the annual The Syllabus. 
Harvard University, Bitram C. Henry, on the Herald Crimson- 
University of Wisconsin, one man on the college paper and annual. 
Lafayette College, Harry T. Beatty, John N. Roe, and James P. 
Wilson, '87, on the annual The Melange. Lehigh University, Ben- 
jamin A. Cunningham, '87, on the Engineering Journal. 

It will be seen from this list that in every college in which Delta 
U has a Chapter, she was represented on the editorial board of one 
or more of the college publications. 

A recent strong proof of the spirit of earnestness and enterprise 
to be found in Delta Upsilon is that so many of her sons have come 
here to Mr. Moody's Summer School for Bible study. Seventeen 
brothers have come to this hill to listen to the noted and able 
lecturers who are furnishing here such a rich intellectual treat. 

It doesn't take long for Delta U's to find each other out, and we 
were soon all well acquainted with each other, and many good times 
have we had since. Tramps about the country, and a moon-light 
ride, in which eight out of the seventeen participated, have drawn us 
closer together, and we realize, as never before, that not only the 
members of our own Chapter, but those of all the Chapters, are 
brothers in the truest sense ; and we feel that our intercourse here 
will draw closer together not only ourselves but the Chapters we 
represent. 

From the very first we have tried to have an informal meeting in 
which we all might meet together, talk, and sing, and get a Delta U. 
greeting from one another, and the evening of July 15 was finally fixed 
for this meeting. One of the lecturers now here being Dr. Arthur T. 
Pierson, Hamilton^ '57, a committee waited on him and gave him a 
cordial invitation to attend, which was as cordially accepted. In the 
evening, all but one of the eighteen Delta U's here gathered in 
Brother Chamberlain's room. Dr. Pierson was unanimously chosen 
chairman of the meeting. Merrill, of Rutgers^ was chosen secretary, 
and directed to send a report of the meeting to the Quarterly. 



DELTA U. NEWS ITEMS. 229. 

After this, the meeting listened with great interest to reports from 
the various Chapters represented in the meeting. The reports 
showed that the Chapters everywhere are in a prosperous and flour- 
ishing condition, and that Delta U. leads the van in almost every 
phase of college life, particularly in althletics, literature and scholar* 
ship. The need of maintaining active communication between the 
various Chapters was dwelt upon at some length. From a compari- 
son of the reports we can .see that Delta Upsilon in almost all her 
Chapters stands as high as any other fraternity in scholarship, ath- 
letics, and above all in nobility and manliness of character. 

Hamilton was the last Chapter called upon, and as no active 
member was present, Dr. Pierson responded in a most enjoyable 
address, listened to attentively by all, and interrupted frequently by 
applause. The Dr. said that he had never been a zealous partisan 
of Delta U.; that his position kept him from being so. But he was- 
always glad to do anything for the Fraternity, as he felt that he had 
derived great benefits from it. He said, illustrating the point with 
stories, that during his Freshman year he was very fresh, and needed 
much correction ; and he felt that he owed an unspeakable debt of 
gratitude to Delta U. for the help and aid he got while in college. 
He recalled the fact that he was one of the first to urge the change 
of the name of the society from anti-secret to non-secret, and also 
spoke of the old Theta Sigma pins, which he said were the prettiest 
pins he had ever seen, with one exception, our present Delta 
U. pin. 

In conclusion. Dr. Pierson paid a high tribute to Delta Upsilon. 
He said, as a result of careful observation in his visits to various 
colleges, that there is not a Chapter of our Fraternity in which he 
would not trust his own boys, at the most pliable time of their life, 
so high an opinion has he of their moral standing. He has found 
the manliest and the godliest men in our Fraternity, and this com- 
bination of manliness and godliness is the greatest possession a 
young man can have. 

After a few closing words to us personally, which all present will 
long remember, the meeting adjourned, all having enjoyed the even- 
ing, and feeling that their love for each other and for the Fraternity 
had been strengthened, and hoping to meet again before the session 
of the school is over. 

William P. Merrill, Sec*y.. 
Mt. Hermon, Mass., 

July 16, 1886. 



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WILLIAMS COLLEGE. 

Arthur V. Taylor gave the Latin Salutatory at Commencement. 

George H. Flint, '86, was elected a member of Phi Beta Kappa. 

William M. Marvin, *86, received an appointment for Commence- 
ment. 

Charles H. Perry, '86, received an appointment, and was also Class 
Orator. 

John T. Baxter, '87, received the first Junior prize in the " Moon- 
light " speaking contest. 

Ellis J. Thomas, '88, received the first prize in History, the second 
in Greek and an honorable mention in Latin. 

Charles A. Williams, '88, received an honorable mention in Latin 
and Greek, and received a Rice Book Prize. 

Henry D, Wild, '88, received the first prize in Latin, Greek and 
Mathematics ; the second prize in History, and an honorable mention 
in Natural History. 

Commencement Week. — The Commencement of 1886, that 
marks the close of the ninety-second year of the college, attracted to 
Williamstown fewer visitors, by far, than the Commencement of 1885. 
Never, however, were the elements more propitious. The wet and 
gloomy weather of the week preceding only beautifully cleared the 
atmosphere to display to visitors the charms of Williamstown scen- 
ery. All day Saturday the visitors constantly arrived, and at the 
Graves Prize speaking of that evening, many of the Alumni were to 
be seen. There were several interesting class reunions, especially of 
the Class of '36 : all combining to draw many Alumni to their Alma 
Mater. 

The speaking was above the average, and was carried on in a 
very animated style. It was especially enjoyable to those who delight 
in a " feast of reason." 

Sunday proved a perfect day. In fact, it seemed as if all nature 
had tried to render the conditions of enjoyment complete. 

The address of the Rev. Dr. Duryea before the Y. M. C. A., and 
the Baccalaureate sermon of President Carter, marked the day. Dr. 



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Duryea had, previous to his coming, many friends among the students, 
but by his last appearance here, he has increased their number and 
deepened their affection for him. President Carter's text was : 
" For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in 
pain together until now." 

Monday abounded in excitement with the *S6 quartette concert, 
the presentation by the Junior Dramatic Company of two farces, and 
with the Kappa Alpha and Alpha Delta Phi receptions. The concert 
was a pronounced success, as is shown by the fact that the programme 
was nearly doubled by encores. It was the last appearance before 
the students of a quartette to which they had each become attached. 
Usually, the society receptions are the leading social events of the 
week, and this year's were no exception. The two receptions of 
Monday evening, those already referred to, were attended by large 
numbers. Expensive and extensive arrangements were made in 
regard to floral decorations, platforms for dancing, music, etc. 

Tuesday was, perhaps, the red-letter day of the week. Dr. Hop- 
kin's speech in thdmorning, the Class Day exercises in the afternoon, 
and the " Moonlight " prize-speaking in the evening, called out great 
crowds. There was nothing the Alumni were so much pleased with 
as Dr. Hopkin's address. Outbursts of applause greeted the ven- 
erable speaker as he proceeded in giving his views of an ideal college. 
The features of the Class Day exercises were the oration by Brother 
Charles H. Perry, and the " Address to the Lower Classes." Of the 
" Moonlights " an old Alumnus himself, a " Moonlighter " in his day, 
said, " It was even better than when I took part." 

For the generality of the visitors, Wednesday was the last great 
day. Long before the appointed hour, the church was comfortably 
filled. The class of '86, headed by Doring's band and followed by 
the Alumni,, marched from the chapel to the church to participate in 
the last public exercises of the class, as a whole. The exercises over, 
students and visitors hasten to leave, and by Thursday almost all 
are gone except the Seniors, who remain to Marshall's supper. 

Thus closed the leading event of the college year, and fifty-eight 
young men stepped out from their Alma Mater into the world to try 
fortune among its whirls and eddies. 

Among our Alumni who attended Commencement were : the Rev. 
Theodore J. Clark, of Manchester, Vt.; Anson L. Hobart, M.D., of 



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232 DELTA UPSILON QUARTERLY. 

Worcester, Mass., and Zalmon Richards, Esq., of Washington, D.C.^ 
'36 ; ex-Goveraor William Bross, '38, of Chicago, 111. ; James W. 
Brown, M.D., '40, of Framingham, Mass.; Charles L. Hubbell, M.D.^ 
of Williamstown, Mass. ; Allyn S. Kellogg, of Hartford, Conn.;. 
Andrew M. Smith, M.D., of Williamstown, Mass.; Abraham V. W.. 
Van Vechten, Esq., of New York, N. Y., '47 ; the Hon. James White, 
of Boston, Mass., and General Charles L. Alden, of Troy, N. Y., '51 ;. 
Llewellyn Pratt, D.D., '51, of Hartford, Conn.; Orlando C. Blackmer^ 
'53, of Chicago, 111.; Prof. Cyrus M. Dodd, '55, of Williamstown, Mass.;. 
the Rev. James K. Hazen, '56, of Richmond, Va. ; Irving Magee, D.D., 
of Rondout, N. Y.; George W. Carrington, of West Winsted, Conn.;, 
the Rev. Thomas E. Brastow, of Camden, Mass., and the Rev. 
Chauncey Goodrich, of China, '6i ; Prof. Leverett W. Spring, '63, of 
Williamstown, Mass. ^ j^ 

•^ Chapter Reunion. — The evening of the 29th of June, Tuesday 
of Commencement week, was one long to be remembered by the 
under-graduate members of our Chapter. At this meeting we 
met several of the men who had founded our Fraternity in Williams- 
College, nearly fifty-two years ago. The early history of the Chapter 
was then fully made known again to us. From these venerable mem- 
bers, we learned of the struggles the Chapter had for existence ; of 
the great principle on which they worked. The relation of these 

facts, connected with our earlier history by our founders, made a 
deep and lasting impression upon the undergraduates. Among 
those present were : Anson L. Hobart, M.D., and Zalmon Richards, 
Esq., '36 ; ex-Governor William Bross, '38, of the Chicago Tribune ; 
James W. Brown, M.D., '40 ; General Charles L. Alden, and the 
Hon. James White, '51 ; Llewellyn Pratt, D.D., '52 ; O. C, Black- 
naer, '53, and Irving Magee, D.D., '57. 

Each of the gentlemen, when called upon by Dr. Hobart, the 
President of the evening, who was, by the way, the President of the 
. Chapter when it was organized in 1834, made hearty, loyal speeches, 
'i^pleasing especially to the undergraduates. 

The occasion was the source of much encouragement and pleasure 
for the active members, and thoroughly enjoyed by the company. 

The evening of June 18 was the occasion of the supper to the 
graduating members of our Chapter. Although sorrow was universal, 
because of the departure of so many brothers from our ranks, 
yet we feel confident that a prosperous future awaits them. After 
the cravings of the inner man were satisfied, the members were enter- 
tained by several toasts, and not until a late hour did the gathering: 
break up. 



CHAPTER NEWS. 233 

UNION COLLEGE. 

Commencement Week. — On Sunday, June 20, the Baccalaureate 
sermon was preached by the Rev. Dr. Ormiston of New York, 
N. Y. 

Monday, June 21, the Ivy exercises of the Senior class were held 
in the afternoon. The Pipe Oration was delivered by Brother Wil- 
liam P. Landon, in place of the regularly-appointed orator. The 
Class Day exercises occurred in the evening, when brothers Frede- 
rick S. Randall and Gustav S. Dorwin were, respectively, the Poet 
and Historian. 

Tuesday, June 22, meeting of Phi Beta Kappa, at 8.30 a.m. 
Alumni meeting and election of Alumni trustee, 10-12; Dr. Feath- 
erstonhaugh was re-elected. Alumni dinner and speeches by the 
Alumni, 1-3 p.m. Junior and Sophomore Oratorical contest, and 
the Veeder Extemporaneous contest, 7.30-10. Brother James E. 
Brennan, '88, took second oratorical prize, and Irving P. Johnson, 
'87, Nelson M. Redfield, '87, and William P. Landon, '86, entered 
the Extemporaneous contest. 

Wednesday, June 23, Graduating exercises, 10.30 a.m. -1.30 
p.m. Chancellor's address delivered by Senator Warner Miller, 
'60. Prizes awarded. Delta U. men received: the first Allen Essay 
prize, Wilbur F. La Monte, '86; first Blatchford Oratorical prize, 
William P. Landon, *86; second Blatchford Oratorical prize, Frede- 
rick S. Randall, '86; first Clark Essay prize, Irving P. Johnson, '87; 
second Sophomore Oratorical prize, James E. Brennan, '88. It is 
hardly necessary to add that no other society received so many 
honors. The President's reception was held Wednesday evening, 
and after it came the annual Commencement Ball. 

The Commencement exercises were of a higher order than for 
several years past, and plainly showed the improvement in thorough- 
ness of instruction, especially in the speaking. Although it rained, 
large audiences greeted the speakers at all of the meetings, and good 
feeling prevailed throughout, and general satisfaction was felt be- 
cause of the new spirit that is pervading every department. Broth- 
ers Landon and Randall received Commencement appointments, and 
Brother Landon received second honor and an election to Phi Beta 
Kappa. The Trustees have not yet chosen a permanent President; 
but there is no need of one, as far as our internal affairs are con- 
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234 DELTA UPSILON QUARTERLY. 

Our annual Chapter banquet was held at our Hall, i68 State Street, 
on Tuesday evening, June 22. This year we were more interested 
than usual, as we were not only to have the Alumni with us, but also 
were to initiate three men — Irving Peake Johnson, '87, of Schenec- 
tady, N. Y., Max Muller Smith, of Schenectady, N. Y., and Charles 
Henry Flanagan, of Albany, N. Y., '89. Our initiation occurred at 
II P.M., and our banquet at 12. It is needless to say that it was a 
happy time, because every Delta U. knows that, and our baby mem- 
bers can testify that we carried out everything right royally. 

Ex-Congressman Benjamin A. Willis, '61, of New York, N. Y., 
presided in his usual happy manner, and among those present were: 
Arie Banta, Esq., '46, of Fox Lake, Wis.; the Rev. Denis Wortman, 
D.D., Amherst^ '57, of Saugerties, N. Y., and Peter R. Furbeck, 
M.D., *54, of Gloversville, N. Y., College Trustees; the Rev. Philip 
Furbeck, '54, of Little Falls, N. J.; the Rev. Joseph H. Wright, '73, 
of Xenia, O.; Prof. Olin H. Landreth, '76, of Nashville, Tenn.; Prof. 
Frank M. Comstock, '76, of Le Roy, N. Y.; Clarence E. Akin, Esq., 
'77, of Troy, N. Y.; Lewis A. Cass, Esq., '78, of Albany, N. Y.; 
Robert J. Landon, Esq., '80, of Schenectady, N. Y.; William H. 
Munsell, '85, of Buffalo, N. Y.; besides the fourteen active members. 

Irving P. Johnson, '87, is business manager, and Frederick S. 
Randall, '86, editor-in-chief of the college paper. The Concordiensis, 

A considerable sum was given towards increasing our library at 
the initiation banquet, and Dr. Peter R. Furbeck, '54, has presented 
us with a beautiful edition of Dickens' works. 

In addition to those present at the banquet, we noticed the fol- 
lowing attending Commencement exercises: The Rev. Richard Os- 
borne, of Saratoga, N. Y., and the Rev. Jeremiah Petrie, of Pompey, 
N. Y., '46; the Hon. Joseph B. Graham, '58, of Schenectady, N. Y.; 
Eben S. Lawrence, M.D., '76, of Greenfield Center, N. Y.; Hugh H. 
De Yermand, '78, of Albany, N. Y.; David H. Muhlfelder, Esq., '80, of 
Albany, N. Y.; Ripley S. Lyon, of Brookings, Dakota, and William 
M. White, M.D., of New York, N. Y., '81; and the Hon. Judson S. 
Landon. 



HAMILTON COLLEGE. 

The Delta U. editor of the Hamilton Literary Monthly for the 
next college year, is Frank H. Robson, '87. 



CHAPTER NEWS. 235 

Frank H. Robson, '87, took first classical prize of '87. 

William H. Squires, '88, took first prize in Sophomore essay. 

Carl W. Scovel, '88, took the Sophomore Greek prize, of $25.00. 

The editor of the Hatniltonian from the Chapter is Carl W. Sco- 
vel, '88. 

E. Coit Morris, '89, took second prize in declamation. Commence- 
ment week. 

Frank B. Severance, 87, was elected vice-president of the college 
Y.M.C.A. for the coming year, and Warren D. More, '88, is to be 
the corresponding secretary. 

Work on our Chapter house is progressing, and we hope it will 
be so far completed as to allow of our entertaining members of the 
Fraternity on their way to and from Convention. 

Commencement Week. — Another Commencement has come and 
gone, and it is now a thing of the past ; yet there is a new vigor and 
life in the Hamilton Chapter^ and all is hope and happy expectations. 
Commencement-week at Hamilton was introduced by a rainy day. 
At first you could notice the gloomy looks on the faces of all, espe- 
cially the Seniors, but, in the afternoon, as the sun brightened the 
day, it likewise brightened the countenances of all. 

The first thing of any importance was prize speaking on Satur- 
day evening. In that Delta U. had her usual representation and 
carried off second prize in the Freshman class in the person of 
Brother Morris. 

On Sunday, there was the accustomed Baccalaureate sermon by 
President Darling, and in the evening an address to the Y. M. C. A. 
of the college. Monday proved very interesting on account of the 
prize debate. Tuesday afternoon was Tree Day, and the Campus 
never looked prettier than it did, when numberless carriages drove 
on, containii^ Alumni, friends, students and the fairer sex. Delta 
U. spoke her part in the form of the " Poet " and the response 
from '88. 

On Wednesday afternoon, Class Day, Delta U. took the lead in 
the capacity of " President " of the day. Thursday was Commence- 
ment Day, winding up with the usual reception at the President's 
house. 

Of all the Commencement week, the most interesting day to 
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236 DELTA UPSILON QUARTERLY. 

members of the active chapter were very busy making preparations 
and gathering the Alumni in the Delta U. Hall, on College Street 
At 10.30 the meeting was called to order, and a more enthusiastic 
reunion has not been held in Clinton for years. At 12 o'clock the 
meeting adjourned, and at 10.30 p.m. we met again in the parlors of 
the Willard House for our Annual Banquet. Besides the active 
chapter, there were twenty-seven of our Alumni, making forty-seven 
in all, present. If there was anything which would inspire a man, 
it was to look upon that assemblage, surrounding the table elegantly 
adorned for the feast, when the Rev. L. Merrill Miller, D.D., '40, 
of Ogdensburgh, N. Y., asked grace. 

During the course of the evening there were very many pleasant 
remarks and stories from our Alumni. After the bodily wants were 
satisfied, the satiation of the brain commenced, and the following 
toasts were cheerfully responded to : 

** Hamilton College." — Prof. Francis M. Burdick, '69. 

"Clergymen in I^lta Upsilon." — The Rev. James F. Brodie, '76. 

Song, " Naught of Sadness." 

"The Ladies." — Prof. William H. Maynard. '54. 

•• Business Men."— William M. Griffith, '80. 

Song, " The Happiest Night." 

" Future."— Prof. George W. Warren, '84. 

" Law." — Leslie R. Groves, *8i. 

" The Amherst Chapter." — The Rev. Chester W. Hawley, Amherst, '58. 

Song, " We Sing of Delta U." 

** Delta Upsilon as a Teacher." — Prof. George Griffith, '77. 

" The Active Chapter." — Charles S. Van Auken, '86. 

" The Delta U. Chapter House." — Prof. Isaac O. Best, '67. 

Song, "The Bulldog." 

Each of the following brothers, when called on, had something 
good to say for Delta U. : Milton Howe, Esq., 56 ; the Rev. William 
L. Page, '54 ; the Rev. Richard G. Keyes, '48 ; Joseph Y. Chapin, 
Esq., *66 ; Dr. L. Merrill Miller, '40 ; the Rev. William H. AUbright, 
'76 ; Byron Wells, '76 ; the Rev. Alphonso L. Benton, '56 ; the Rev. 
Dwight Scovel, '54, and the Rev. Alfred M. Stowe, '49. As the 
hour was now very early in the morning, the banquet broke up, with 
hearty cheers for Delta U. 

The following were among Delta U. Alumni in attendance Com- 
mencement week : 

The Rev. Richard G. Keyes, '48, of Watertown, N. Y. ; the Rev. 
Alfred M. Stowe, '49, of Canandaig^a, N. Y.; the Rev. Warren W. 
Warner, '50, of Pitcher, N. Y.; Prof. William H. Maynard, D.D., of 



CHAPTER NEWS. 237 

Hamilton, N. Y., the Rev. William L. Page, of Rochester, N. Y., and 
the Rev. Dwight Scovel, of Clinton, N. Y., '54; Truman G. Avery, 
Esq., of Buffalo, N. Y., the Rev. Alphonso L. Benton, of Montrose, 
Pa., and Milton Howe, Esq., of Poland, N. Y., '56 ; the Rev. Samuel 
Miller, '60, of Deansville, N. Y.; Joseph Y. Chapin, Esq., of Ogdens- 
burg, N. Y., and the Rev. Charles Simpson, of Sherman, N. Y., '66 ; 
Prof. Isaac O. Best, '67, of Clinton, N. Y.; Prof. Francis M. Burdick, 
of Clinton, N. Y., and Charles H. Searle, Esq., of Utica, N. Y., '69 ; 
Frederick H. Gouge, '70, of Utica, N. Y.; the Rev. William H. All- 
bright, of Auburn, N. Y., the Rev. James F. Brodie, of Woodstock, 
Vt, and Byron Wells, of Buffalo, N. Y., '76 ; Prof. George Griffith, 
'77, of Lockport, N. Y.; William M. Griffith, '80, of Utica, N. Y.; 
Leslie R. Groves, Esq., of Utica, N. Y., and Francis W. Joslyn, of 
Saratoga Springs, N. Y., '81; Prof. Charles L. Luther, '83, of 
McGrawville, N. Y.; Joseph A. Adair, of Cincinnati, O., Louis A. 
Scovel, M.D., of Cazenovia, N. Y., and Prof. George W. Warren, of 
Cazenovia, N. Y., '84. 



AMHERST COLLEGE. 

The hot weather of Amherst at Commencement time has become 
almost proverbial, but this year it failed, and in its stead a beauti- 
fully mild and even temperature, together with a fair sky, helped 
greatly in making the Commencement of *86 a success in every way, 
and also in showing to the numerous visitors the beauty of Amherst 
in her commanding position and fine views of the surrounding 
mountains. 

The warning that Commencement was near, reached us with the 
arrival of the sub-Freshmen, and all went at the campaign work with 
an earnestness and system that made success sure. The number of 
the incoming class that took examination here was unusually small 
and indeed rather uninteresting, but with one good man for a nucleus, 
and several others as good as pledged, we feel confident of a good 
delegation in the class of '90. 

The first of the Commencement exercises proper was the Bacca- 
laureate sermon by the president, on Sunday, June 27. On Mon- 
day came the Hyde and Kellogg prize speaking, in the first of 
which Delta U. was represented by Brothers Robert A. Woods and 
Harris H. Wilder, '86, and in the latter by Brother Arthur B. Rus- 
sell, '88. 



238 DELTA UPSILON QUARTERLY. 

Tuesday morning an exhibition was given by the Junior class in 
the Pratt gymnasium, and this was followed by an organ recital in 
the college church. Class Day exercises were held also on Tuesday, 
and concluded with the Class Day Concert in the evening. 

The Phi Beta Kappa Society met on Wednesday morning. 
Brothers Walter P. White and Frederic P. Johnson are elected mem- 
bers from '87. Commencement speaking and the Alumni dinner 
followed, and the night was devoted to the gayest festivity of Com- 
mencement, the Promenade Concert at the Pratt gymnasium. 

'S6 met for their last class supper at the Amherst House, on 
Thursday evening, Brother Robert A. Woods acting as chairman of 
the committee. Although Delta U. has not taken as prominent a 
part as usual in Commencement this year, her leading position among 
the societies of Amherst College is so well established, that her repu- 
tation will not suffer. Among our Alumni attending Commence- 
ment were Prof. William L. Montague, A.M., '55 ; William F. 
Bradbury, Josiah H. Goddard, M.D., Edward P. Kimball, the Rev. 
John W. Lane, and Cyrus H. Pendleton, M.D., '56 ; the Rev. 
George F. Merriam, '61 ; the Rev. William S. Rowland, '70 ; the 
Rev. Herbert G. Lord, '71 ; the Rev. William C. Merrill, '74; Lo- 
renzo W. Searle, Esq., '78 ; Prof. Joseph F. McGregoryand Charles 
S. Noyes, Esq., '80 ; Elmer S. Forbes and Prof. G. Gilbert Pond, 
*8i ; David B. Rowland, '83 ; and Edward Simons, '85. 

The delegation of '86 has had a checkered career and an up-hill 
pull to establish the reputation which at the outset they seemed 
sure of attaining. Entering ten good men, at the end of Junior 
year half of the delegation, including some of the best men ever 
pledged to Delta U., had left college, and only seven graduated, two 
coming in from other colleges. 

Freshman year the Porter prize for the best Entrance Examination 
was awarded to Francis B. Holt, and Alonzo M. Murphey took the 
Kellogg prize for excellence in declamation. 

During Sophomore and Junior years Brother Murphey was Presi- 
dent of his Class, and during Junior year Editor-in-chief of the Am- 
herst Student^ and also a member of the college Senate. Brother 

Murphey was a man who naturally took the lead wherever he went, 
not only in society matters, but also in college, and his loss at the 
end of Junior year was one of the severest blows the chapter has had 
to sustain. 



CHAPTER NEWS, 239 

During the same year Harris H. Wilder took the first Sawyer 
medal for excellence in physiology. Brother Wilder is a devoted 
scientist, especially in the department of biology, and has done much 
to increase the interest in that line in the Chapter. 

During Junior and Senior years, Robert A. Woods was on the 
board of the Student editors. Brother Wilder was one of the editors 
of the Amherst Papers in Philosophy, and both of the Brothers 
AVoods and Wilder were speakers for the Hyde prize at Commence- 
ment. George A. White was champion of the college in heavy gym- 
nastics for two years in '86, and still holds the position as a member 
of '87. 

Although few of the Commencement honors fell to '86, five of 
the seven graduated with cum laude on their diplomas. Their occu- 
pations for the future, so far as they have been settled, are as fol- 
lows : J. Frank Bickmore will engage in business. James M. H. 
Frederick studies law and oversees a ranch in Dakota. Frederic B. 
Peck will teach in Colorado. Harry B. Ferine has a stock farm in 
Missouri to manage. William F. Walker will study law at home, 
Benson, Vt. Harris H. Wilder will take a post-graduate course in 
biology. Robert A. Woods will enter the field of religious journalism. 



COLBY UNIVERSITY. 

Delta Upsilon, ever since it was re-established at Colby, has stood, 
and still stands, at the head in scholarship. In '* fishing " it has 
ever been our aim to make good moral character the first thing to 
be looked at, and literary ability second only to the first. Money in 
a man, as something his father or grandfather has done, counts for 
very little. If a man is ever so " smart," and yet be morally bad, we 
don't need him, and our motto has been : "Better lose a good man 
than get a bad one." 

Working on this careful basis, our men are not always the most 
showy during the Freshman year, but when the Junior and Senior 
year comes around, " we are there " every time. 

In '86, Colby has one of the best classes she has had for some 
time, and from that class Delta U. has seven men who have won her 
glory, and who have stood by her during four prosperous and happy 
years. 



240 DELTA UPSILON QUARTERLY. 

They will be missed, and a pang of sorrow is felt in the hearts of 
the other classes, as they think of the brothers with whom they have 
met week after week ; and to '86 comes also a feeling of sorrow, as 
they think of the dear old hall where, for four happy years, they 
have met and been forming characters that soon must bear the test 
of life's action. 

But '86 has the satisfaction of knowing that she has done her 
part for the Chapter, and that many honors have been won for the 
Chapter by her men. 

By her men a second prize was taken at the Freshmen Reading, 
by Randall J. Condon ; the first Sophomore prize for Declamation^ 
by Randall J. Condon ; first Junior prize for Writing and Speaking, 
by Randall J. Condon ; first Junior Poet, by Albert M. Richardson ; 
third, Randall J. Condon (these were for excellency in scholarship 
during the first two years) ; Senior prize for best writer, Thomas J. 
Ramsdell. Seldom B. Overlock has been the Campus editor of the 
Echo for two years, and conducted his department in a most praise- 
worthy manner. 

John R. Wellington, during the past year, has been the managing 
editor of the EchOy and under his able management, $250 was left 
in the treasury, and justifies the issuing of the paper bi-monthly 
instead of monthly. 

Thomas J. Ramsdell has been for two years one of the editors of 
the Oracle^ our annual, this year as editor-in-chief. 

Seldom B. Overlock has been director and manager of the col- 
lege nine, and John R. Wellington first director and manager after 
Brother Overlock resigned. Last year Overlock was president of 
the class, and Ramsdell awarder of prizes. This year Overlock was 
orator, Ramsdell had address to undergraduates, and Condon was 
prophet at Class Day : and as a fitting climax to this record of the 
nine Commencement speakers, two were ladies, and of the seven gen- 
tlemen, four were Delta U's — Condon, Overlock, Ramsdell and 
Richardson. 

In '87, we also have an able delegation of nine men, many of 
them standing high in their class. 

Holman F. Day is the literary editor of the EchOy and is one of 
the most polished writers in the class, having composed poetry of 
real merit. 



CHAPTER NEWS. 241 

Holmes has been appointed marshal for the college for two years, 
and is also president of his class, and took first prize at the Junior 
Exhibition for Writing and Speaking. 

Charles C. Richardson was also one of the speakers and was first 
on the executive committee. 

Larabee is the pet of the college when you speak of base-ball, 
and has done much by his wonderful playing at short-stop and by 
his skillful handling of the bat, to win the State Intercollegiate pen- 
nant for Colby this year. 

Irving Q. Palmer is first director of the base-ball association for 
the coming year. 

In '88 we have five good and able men. Henry F. Fletcher 
is one of the Campus editors of the Echo^ and stands the highest in 
rank in his class. 

John Shaw is a preacher of much power already, as is also Addi- 
son B. Lorimer. 

'89 holds three men who are loyal to the gold and blue, and one 
of them, William C. Sheppard, has already obtained quite a reputation. 
At the unveiling of the Webster statue, at Concord, N. H., which was 
a State occasion, he was invited to read an original Ode, which he 
did, and it was printed in all the leading Boston dailies. 

Such are some of our men, and not only in literary rank do they 
exceed, but in athletics and in social circles as well. 

We also have the correspondents of the Boston Journal^ Lewiston 

Journal^ Kennebec Journaly Waterville Mail and Waterville Sentinel, 

Reunion Echoes. — The societies all held their reunions on 

Tuesday evening, July 6, after an oration by the Rev. Edward 

Everett Hale, D.D. 

Our hall was well filled by enthusiastic undergraduates and royal 
Alumni, and several hours were spent in a royal manner, listening to 
the speeches humorous, and yet filled with true loyal regard for the 
old Chapter where they had got so much help for life's work. After 
speeches and conversation, ice-cream and refreshments were in- 
dulged in. Before the reunion closed, the Alumni got their heads 
together, and resulted in a present of about $ioo in money for the 
"boys." We now have a beautiful and tasty hall over the First Na- 
tional Bank, fitted up' in an excellent manner, and are in excellent 
financial standing, owning all our furnishings, and entirely free from 



X4J DELTA UPSILON QUARTERLY. 

debc The prospect for next year is in every way satisfacrto 
Each year large classes are leaving, and our namber of Alumn : 
being increased, and is a source of great strength to us. 

Among the namber of Alomni present were Corthill, Prinof j 
of the Gcrham Normal School ; Estes, of Hamilton Academy, Ann 
Pnr.::pa: of Richmond High School; Dunham, of Portland Hi> 
Sch'o! ; Andrew, of one of Boston's Grammar Schools ; Cochran 
Dutton (a graduate of Br^um), and Emery, who are leading nnii 
isters in this State ; Lord, of the Waterville Sentinel^ Smith, G. >A 
and A. P. S-juIc. and Keith, of Waterville, and Snyder, of the Littleton 
Ma>s^ High School 

The college is in abetter condition than ever before, the motto v 
prcri^ess, with plenty of money and a large class to enter next fall 

Of the sLk English orators, there were by Delta U*s, Condon, 
RamsdciU and Richardson. This is the highest honor given by the 
cr-llege, the next being Oration, etc, etc Only one of our men was 
as low as third part. 



UXIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER. 

Herbert A. Manchester received the Second Junior Greek prize 
at Commencement, and Alden J. Merrill and William C. Wilcox 
divided the second Sophomore Latin prize. Our '86 members have 
taken the following prizes during their college course. Freshman 
Mathematical prize. First, William E. Davis, Sophomore Latin 
Prize. First, Henry W. Bean, Dewey Sophomore Declamation. 
First, William E. Loucks, Junior Greek Prize. First, Wallace S. 
Truesdell, Hull Senior Essay Prize. First, Wallace S. Truesdell, 
Davis Prize Medal for best Commencement oration. Second, 
William E. Loucks. On a scholarship basis, Delta Upsilon had 
four men out of the first twelve on Sophomore exhibition, and fur- 
ni^hed three of the nine who were entitled to speak at Commence- 
ment on the ground of scholarship. 

Commencement Week. — Rochester has hatched its thirty-sixth 
annual brood of fledglings and sent them out into the world to 
scratch for themselves. Taken altogether, they are a valiant set, 
with few white feathers, yet some of them would have been more 
companionable if they had been " sit " on a little longer. 



CHAPTER KEWS. 243 

The exercises of Commencement week opened with a sermon 
before the Young Men's Christian Association of the University on 
Sunday evening, June 13. This is a Baptist institution, and though 
the students are seldom aware of its denominational character dur- 
ing the year, and though a large proportion of the students are not 
Baptists, nevertheless, at Commencement, we are usually over- 
whelmed with visiting Baptist brethren, and often saturated with 
water too — in perspiration — yet on this occasion the annual ser- 
mon was delivered by a Methodist, the Rev. J. M. Buckley, D.D,, 
editor of the New York Christian Advocate^ but the moisture was 
not absent. His theme was a rather comprehensive one, '^ The 
social, political, moral and religious changes which have taken place 
in this country since the rise of the Y. M. C. A." It didn't hurt the 
boys, and pleased the Methodists, who came in full force to hear 
their leader. 

Monday was, till nightfall, a dies nan so far as Commencement 
was concerned. Most of those who enter the college are admitted 
by certificate, and the few who take examinations wait until fall, so 
that the sub-Freshman is not seen in a " chemically pure " condition 
at this time, and the incandescent Fresh-Sophomore hath here no 
occasion for exhibition, and hence hieth himself to other places to 
fish in deeper waters. Thus Commencement rests until evening, 
when the voice of the Sophomore is heard in the land, and he 
" braces himself " before a* select committee of three in the contest 
for the Dewey declamation prizes. Our beautiful new chapel is 
built as yet only in somebody's eye, so the First Baptist church 
" built for the glory of God and to hold Commencement in," is 
made the scene of rendezvous, and the contest goes on to the strains 
of martial music by the Fifty-fourth regiment band, when twelve 
men who stand highest in the class are appointed to this exhibition. 
This method does not always include the best speakers, and in- 
variably includes some poor speakers ; but this year all of them did 
well, though it was rather dramatic than oratorical. Delta U. had 
four men in the contest, but received only honorable mention for 
excellence. The award of the committee was universally conceded 
to be a " queer " one. 

Evend^iy hoped that '86 would revive Class Day, and '%6 
hoped^^^^Hl^plia Delta Phi and Psi Upsilon couldn't endure 




244 , DELTA UPSILON QUARTERLY. 

to see the other elect the Orator for that day, so rather than yield 
their petty political point, the whole affair fell through. In conse- 
quence of this action Tuesday was a dead-letter day to all except 
the Trustees and Alumni, who held their annual meetings and elec- 
tions. In the evening, Brother Charles B. Parker, M.D., '74, of 
Cleveland, O., delivered the Oration before the Alumni, and Brother 
Joseph O'Connor, '63, editor of the Rochester Post-Express^ read 
the Poem. Dr. Parker's oration was a sensible straightforward 
vindication of the time-honored college course and a plea for in- 
creased facilities for the study of science. Mr. O'Connor's poem, 
" The White Rose," was written with delicate and felicitous expres- 
sion, telling of a rose which a Southern maiden gave, just before the 
battle of Gettysburg, to a Northern soldier, who wore it through the 
thickest of that terrible three days' fight. 

Commencement-Dav was a veritable Baptist day, for the rain 
came down freely and deluged the land, as well as the hats of the 
devoted fair ones who came to see and be won. Of course it was 
insufferably tedious because of the great length of the exercises. 
There is room for reform in the manner of conducting Commence- 
ments. But the speakers, fourteen in number, had very commend- 
able productions, and spoke their pieces with as much grace, ele- 
gance and force as one could expect from a young rooster who has 
fluttered to the top rail of the fence and struggles hard with his 
wings, toe-nails and mouth to crow. There were but nine men 
appointed to speak at Commencement on the ground of scholarship, 
and three of those were Delta U's. We have not done particularly 
well in taking prizes this year, yet we have secured four out of 
thirteen. 

On Monday evening, after the Sophomore declamations. Delta 
U. held 'its thirty-third annual banquet and reunion. Thirty-five 
loyal sons of Delta U. met in the parlors of the famous caterer 
Teall, whom our Cornell brethren love so well, and made such a ter- 
rible onslaught on his beautiful tables that he fain would weep, and 
so likewise would Delta U. fain weep — for more just like it. Dr. 
Parker presided with as much skill as a surgeon could desire and 
more grace than is usually imputed to a physician. The way in 
which our stomachs responded to the good things eatable, and the 
manner in which the speakers responded to the other toasts, were 



. CHAPTER NEWS. 245 

such that even Grover himself might envy the happiness of the 
wearers of the Gold and Blue, as we wended our way homeward at 
the hour of early morning. Among the many present were the 
Rev. T. Harwood Pattison, D.D., the Rev. Myron Adams, Hamilton^ 
'63; Robert T. French, Amherst^ '84; Henry W. Conklin, '77; 
Adelbert Cronise, '77 ; Frederick R. Campbell, '82 ; William H. 
Beach, '82 ; Frank E. Glen, '74 ; Charles H. Smith, '85 ; J. Ross 
Lynch, '85 ; Jacob A. Hoekstra, '63 ; Horace G. Pierce, '74 ; David 
Hays, '78 ; John A. Batrite, '81 ; Charles B. Parker, M.D., '74. 

One of the enjoyable events of the college year was a visit from 
Brother Fred. Crossett, of New York^ '84. His visit was all too 
short, so much did we enjoy his stay among us. 

Brother Walter Hays, on the occasion of his twenty-first birth- 
day, gave a reception to the Chapter at his residence. The pretty 
yum-yums added greatly to the enjoyment of the occasion. 



MIDDLEBURV COLLEGE. 

Commencement Week. — The eighty-sixth Commencement of 
Middlebury College occurred from June 25 to June 30. It has been 
pronounced by many to be the best Commencement for many years. 

On Sunday afternoon the Baccalaureate sermon was preached in 
the Congregational Church by Prof. George N. Webber, D.D. In 
the evening. Prof. George N. Boardman, D.D., of the Chicago Theo- 
logical Seminary, gave the address before the Y. M. C. A. of the 
college. 

Tuesday was Alumni Day. After a business meeting of the 
Alumni in the chapel, they adjourned to the church, where an ad- 
dress was given by Brother Edwin H. Higley *68, on " The Growth 
of Language." Everybody expected something good from Professor 
Higley, and they were not disappointed. The Rev. J. E. Rankin, 
D.D., gave an able Memorial address on "The Rev. Henry N. Hud- 
son, '40, the famous Shakespearean critic." 

Following this came the Alumni Dinner at the Addison House. 

In the afternoon, at 5 o'clock, the Chapter held its annual re- 
union. The number of Alumni present was small, but all enjoyed 
themselves and recalled many pleasant incidents connected with the 
Hall and their experiences here. 



246 DELTA UPSILON QUARTERLY. 

In the evening four Freshmen spoke for the Parker prizes, and 
nine Sophomores for the Merrill prizes. It is by this time nearly 
proved that our Chapter lacks ability in declamation, as three men 
last year and four men this year failed of capturing a prize for us. 
We intend to profit by the experience. The reunions of Delta 
Kappa Epsilon and Chi Psi took place after the speaking. 

Commencement Day was noted for its fine weather. The pro- 
gramme for the day was begun by a meeting of the Alumni in the 
chapel at 9.30. At 10.30 the Undergraduates and Alumni were 
formed in line and, preceded by a band, marched to the church 
where the Commencement exercises were held. After prayer and 
music, the speaking was begun with the Latin Salutatory and an 
oration on "The New Crusade," delivered by Brother Henry L. 
Bailey. Brother Marvin H. Dana spoke on " The Supernatural in 
Literature," and Brother Charles Billings gave an oration on " Ma- 
terialistic Pantheism," and ended the exercises with the Valedictory. 
The graduation of the first lady from Middlebury College was highly 
applauded. She had the sympathy of all except the College Cor- 
poration, who alone prevented her from taking the highest honors 
after leading her class, simply because she was a woman. 

The Masters* Oration by Brother George M. Rowland, 'S;^, on 
"The Practical Education of the Nineteenth Century," was highly 
spoken of by all who heard it. After the conferring of degrees and 
awarding of prizes, Prof. Ezra Brainerd, President-elect, was inaug- 
urated as President. 

The Corporation Dinner in the afternoon, the Concert in the 
evening, followed by the President's Reception and the Promenade 
Concert closed the Commencement of 'S6. 

Prizes were awarded to Delta U. as follows: Waldo, for scholar- 
ship; first and second Senior, second and third Sophomore, and first 
and second Freshmen, to Charles Billings, Henry L. Bailey, Bernard 
M. Cooledge, Burton J. Hazen, Leslie H. Raine and Prentiss C. 
Hojrt respectively. The prize for highest scholarship in Freshman 
Greek to Prentiss C. Hoyt. 

A.M. was conferred on Brothers George M. Rowland and 
Claude M. Severance, '83, and D.D. on Brothers Henry P. Higley 
and Edward P. Wild, '60, and William A. Robinson, '62. Brother 
George H. Bailey, '64, non-graduate, was made an honorary member 



CHAPTER NEWS. 



247 



of the Alumni. The following of our Alumni were present dur- 
ing the week: Prof. Henry M. Seely, the Hon. Loyal D. Eldredge, 
Henry S. Foote, Esq., and the Rev. Azel W. Wild, 57; the Rev. 
Edward P. Wild, D.D., and the Rev. John K. Williams, '60; Prof. 
Lyman W. Peet, '61; the Hon. Lyman E. Knapp, '62; the Rev. 
George H. Bailey, '64; the Rev. Millard D. Brown and John W. 
Lovett, '66; Prof. Edwin H. Higley, '68; the Rev. Rufus C. Flagg, 
'69; the Rev. Eugene F. Wright, '70; Prof. Charles C. Gove, '74; 
the Rev. Horace P. James, the Rev. William A. Remele and George 
F. B. Willard, M.D., '76; Prof. William H. Shaw, '78, and George 
M. Rowland, '83. 

Our Chapter is now thirty years old. For its record see the fol- 
lowing table: 



Valedictory 

Salutatory 

Phi Beta Kappa 

Waldo (Scholarship) . . 
Literary " . . 

Parker (Declamation) 
Merrill " 

Ware Medal (Oratory) . 

Philosophical 

Botanical 

Greek 



Total 673 



Cash Value 



TOTAL. 


jr 


J KE 


xw 


30 


10 


II 


8 


30 


14 


9 


4 


94 


36 


30 


22 


267 


"5 


70 


56 


37 


15 


13 


9 


127 


42 


39 


36 


16 


2 


6 


5 


8 


5 


2 





19 


12 


3 


3 


37 


20 


6 


6 


8 
673 


2 


2 


3 


273 


191 


152 


$18,750 


$8,000 


$S,ooo 


$3,950 



NEUT. 



I 
3 

6 

26 

O 

10 

3 
I 

I 

5 
I 



57 



$1,800 



RUTGERS COLLEGE. 

Elmore De Witt, class secretary, class Ivy Ode on Class Day, Phi 
Beta Kappa, third honor at Commencement. 

Peter Stillwell, Senior editor of the Targutn^ address to the Presi- 
dent on Class Day, second Geology prize. Commencement ap- 
pointment. 

Sherman G. Pitt, '88, took the second Sophomore Oratorical 
prize. Oscar M. Voorhees, '88, and William B. Tomkins were among 
the eight orators. 



248 DELTA UPSILON QUARTERLY. 

Asa Wynkoop, '87, received the Junior Oratorical prize. The 
subject of his oration was " A Plea for Culture." 

William P. Merrill, '87, received one-half of the Wilson Mental 
Philosophy prize, which Lewis B. Chamberlain, '86, took last year. 

Of our '86 members, Peter Stillwell received the second Geology 
prize, and a Commencement appointment. He spoke on *^ Our Pub- 
lic Land System " at Commencement. Elmore De Witt, third honor 
man, spoke on " Memory in Education," and Lewis B. Chamberlain, 
fourth honor man, spoke on " The Practical Side of Science." 

Our Seniors have made the following record: Lewis B. Chamber- 
lain, secretary athletic association, captain class eleven, assistant 
treasurer athletic association. Sophomore orator. Junior orator, cap- 
tain university foot-ball team. Senior editor of the Scarlet Lottery Tar- 
gum editor, presenter of class memorial on Class Day, Phi Beta Kappa 
second Spader History prize, Wilson Philosophy prize, fourth honor 
at Commencement. 

Commencement Week opened with the Baccalaureate sermon on 
Sunday evening, June 20, preached by the Rev. W. R. Davis, of Al- 
bany, N. Y. On Monday followed the entrance examinations, and, 
in the afternoon, the Class Day exercises, where Delta U. was repre- 
sented by all three of her Seniors — Lewis B. Chamberlain being pre- 
senter of the Class memorial, a handsome revolving book-case; 
Elmore De Witt, author of the Ivy Ode; Peter Stillwell, Address to 
the President. In the evening the annual Glee Club concert was 
given in Masonic Hall. On Tuesday, meetings of the Trustees and 
of the Alumni were held. At the former meeting, a resolution was 
passed recognizing the accurate work of Brother I. S. Upson, '81, on 
the Alumni Catalogue, and at the latter meeting Brother Upson was 
elected biographer, and Brother Charles H. Pool, '63, was elected a 
member of the standing committee. After this came the Alumni 
collation, the address before the literary societies by the Hon. C. E. 
Fitch, of Utica, N. Y., and the contest for the gymnasium prizes, at 
which Brother Byron Cummings, '89, received honorable mention. 
In the evening was the Junior Oratorical contest, where the value of 
our weekly drill in speaking and debate was shown by the fact that 
we had four men on, one-half of the entire number of speakers. 
William P. Merrill spoke on " The True Idea of Liberty," Thurston 
W. Challen on " The Poet, as Prophet and as King," Asa Wynkoop, 



CHAPTER NEWS. 249 

" A Plea for Culture," Frank A. Pattison, " Arbitration Between La- 
bor and Capital." Asa Wynkoop received the prize. On Wednes- 
day, Commencement proper was the chief event. Elmore De Witt 
and Lewis B. Chamberlain were third and fourth honor men, and 
Peter Stillwell also had an appointment. The degree of M.A. was 
conferred on the following Delta U's: William I. Chamberlain, '82; 
Henry W. Beebe, '83; George Z. Collier, '83; J. Waterbury Scudder, 
'83; M.S. on J. Chester Chamberlain, '82. 

Annual Reunion. — The Annnal Reunion was held on Tuesday 
night, after the Junior Exhibition, in the Chapter hall, which was 
handsomely decked with the baskets of fruit and flowers received 
by our Junior orators. After the feasting, and a song had been 
sung, Seaman Miller, Esq., '79, our Toast-master called for the his- 
tory of the Chapter during the past year, which was read by William 
P. Merrill, '87. Brothers Haring, Crossett, Allen, Van Arsdale, 
Wight, L. B. Chamberlain, and Wynkoop, were then called upon, 
and their toasts were interspersed with songs. After vainly trying 
to obtain a speech from J. Preston Searle, '75, he was elected Toast- 
master for next year. 

The following is a list of those present: The Rev. Richard De 
Witt, '60; the Rev. Nathan H. Van Arsdale, '62, editor of the Chris- 
tian Intdligencer ; the Rev. Frederick E. Allen, '73; the Rev. J. 
Preston Searle, '75; the Rev. Peter H. Milliken, ^76; William F. 
Wyckoff, Esq., '77; Seaman Miller, Esq., '79; Cornelius I. Haring, 
Esq., *8i; Irving S. Upson, '81; Edward B. Voorhees, *8i; James S. 
Wight, Esq., '81 ; J. Chester and William I. Chamberlain, '82; 
Charles E. Pattison, '84; Fred. B. Deshler, '86; David T. Kilpat- 
rick, '86; Rufus N. Chamberlain and Willard A. Heacock, *88; War- 
ren R. Schenck, '89; and Frederick M. Crossett, Ntw York^ '8^. 
Total Alumni, 20; undergraduates, 19; grand total, 39. '83 had 
their class supper at the same time, otherwise we would have had 
three more present. In addition to the Alumni mentioned above, 
the following were present during Commencement: The Rev. Arad 
J. Sebring, '59; State Senator George H. Large, '72; Sherman Van 
Ness, M.D., '80; the Rev. George H. Stephens, *8i; J. Waterbury 
Scudder, George Z. Collier, and Henry W. Beebe, '83. 



BROWN UNIVERSITY. 

Commencement Week at Brown was much the same as ever — 
one of brightness, glad reunions, and sad farewells. 

Examinations for the under-class men ended June 10, and on 
that evening the Junior Class, well supported by Freshmen and 
Sophomores, carried out an elaborate programme in the Skating 
Rink to an audience of fifteen hundred persons. 



250 DELTA UPSILON QUARTERLY. 

The following was Class Day, and at 10.30 a.m. a large and culti- 
vated audience assembled in Sayles Hall to listen to a brilliant ova- 
tion by Brother Parshley, entitled " The Influence of Metaphysical 
Thought on Politics." 

Brother Manchester followed with an exquisite poem, entitled 
"A Landscape." 

With the exception of a few remarks by the President of the 
Class, Delta U. was in full possession of the morning. 

In the afternoon at 3 a large throng gathered on the Campus 
to listen to the Class-tree addresses. 

President Robinson, an honorary member of our Fraternity, was 
in his happiest mood, and spoke touchingly in a most felicitous 
strain. 

After the planting of Ivy by the class, the gay crowd, who 
seemed loth to leave, we entertained with college songs by the 
Glee Club. 

Class Day evening was a great occasion with us. The Campus 
and buildings were brilliantly illuminated. 

About six thousand tickets are generally issued through Alumni 
and students. 

Reeves* Band played to a late hour, fire works followed, and at 
at 12 o'clock the Seniors were escorted to their class supper. 

On the following Wednesday occurred our Commencement exer- 
cises proper. Hundreds of the Alumni formed in line and marched 
to the ancient First Baptist Church of America. 

All of our delegation in '86 received Commencement appoint- 
ments, but from stress of work in other directions, some were 
excused from taking an active part. 

The night before Commencement was a pleasant occasion for 
Delta U., for on that evening occurred the Senior Public in our 
Hall. Over two hundred were present to listen to the very interest- 
ing programme carried out by the departing brethren. 

Among the Alumni present were Blake, '73 ; Webster and 
Weston, '78 ; Faunce, '80 ; Bronson, Burgess and Fitz, 83, and many 
others. 



MADISON UNIVERSITY. 

Commencement at last is ended, the students are homeward 
bound, and Hamilton has settled down for its summer nap. The 
week has been one of the liveliest ever known in the history of the 
University. As usual, the Delta U. boys opened the ball by their 
annual reception in the Chapter house, given Wednesday evening, 
June 9. Our receptions have always been a success, but this proved 
a success beyond our expectations. About eighty guests were enter- 
tained, and the new piano was the center of attraction. Miss Sturte- 



CHAPTER NKWS. 251 

vant, of Norwich, rendered a few choice selections. For the first 

time in years Delta Kappa Epsilon omitted her annual reception, and 

also their annual reunion spread. They have recently erected, a 

monument in memory of Professor Lewis, thereby incurring a small 

debt, which is making them go slow. They have always been obliged 

to hold their receptions in private houses, their Chapter hall being too 

Liliputian for that purpose, but the patience of their friends seems to 

have given out, and no place remained for them to receive in this 

year unless they took the Campus. However, the loss was slight, 

and little notice was taken of it. Our annual reunion occurred 

Wednesday night of Commencement week. Over thirty Alumni were 

present, besides the active Chapter. The Rev. Edward K. Chandler, 

of Boston, acted as Toast-master, and the usual programme was 

pleasantly carried out. 

In the class of '86 Delta Kappa Epsilon got first honor, the first 
time in years ; Delta U. took second, third, fourth and seventh hon- 
ors. Beta Theta Pi was obliged to be content with fifth honor, not- 
withstanding her four years of bragging. A neutral captured the 
sixth honor. In addition to these, the eighth and ninth men in the 
class were elected into Phi Beta Kappa, both Delta U*s. Brother 
Warren A. Clapp stood tenth in the class. Thus we had seven out 
of the first ten men in '86. The Delta Kappa Epsilon's assertion in 
their Quarterly, some time ago, that we have neither of the first two 
men in '85, '86 or '87 seems likely to prove a case of '* kaleidoscopical 
tergifisation." She now says she takes " quality, and Delta U. quan- 
tity." The classes of '85, '86, '87, '88, '89 and '90 seem to prove the 
assertion. But, then, they do not state what kind of quality they take. 

In the class of '90 we already have five men pledged, the First 
and Third Dodge men among them. " Quantity " that ? Beta Theta 
Pi captured the Second Dodge man, after a sharp campaign with 
Delta Kappa Epsilon. 

Some of our members expect to join the camp. We are trying 
hard to make the Convention this fall a grand success. We are get- 
ting letters from the different Chapters already, promising large 
delegations. Amherst^ Cornell^ Hamilton^ Rochester and Syracuse have 
already promised over seventy-five, and we are only assured of fifty 
from New York. We expected more, but it looks as if they need a 
little stirring up down in Gotham. The date is October 27, 28 and 
29. Delegates and visitors are expected to arrive on the afternoon 
\ of the 27th, and stay until Saturday, the 30th. 

[ Among our Alumni attending Commencement, we noticed : 

Prof. James M. Taylor, '67, of Hamilton, N. Y.; the Rev. Edward 
[ K. Chandler, '69, of Boston, Mass.; the Rev. William T. C. Hanna, 

^ '70, of Ballston Spa, N. Y.; Prof. James W. Ford, '73, of Hamil- 

) ton, N. Y.; William R. Rowlands, Esq., '74, of Utica, N. Y.; Corne- 

I lius J. Clark, of Carthage, N. Y., the Rev. Smith T. Ford, of 



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Waverly, N. Y., William S. Garnsey, M.D., of Gloversville, N. Y., 
the Rev. Warren G. Partridge, of Cooperstown, N. Y., and Prof. 
Benjamin S. Terry, of Hamilton, N. Y., '78 ; the Rev. Albert P. 
Brigham, '79, of Stillwater, N. Y.; Prof. Joel W. Hendrick, of 
Greene, N. Y., and Prof. George B. Turnbull, of Hamilton, N. Y,, 
'80 ; Marcus C. Allen, of Sandy Hill, N. Y., and Charles F. Hahn^ 
of Hamilton, N. Y., '81 ; Albert B. Coats, of Eaton, N. Y.. and 
Prof. Elmer H. Loomis, of Hamilton, N. Y., '83 ; Prof. William 
H. Maynard, of Hamilton, N. Y., Hamilton^ '54. ; George C. Horton, 
Esq., of Utica, N. Y., Hamilton^ 71, and Prof. J. Frank McGregory, 
of Hamilton, N. Y., Atnhersty '80. 



UNIVERSITY OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK. 

The University of the City of New York, which has so long been 
noted for its conservatism, has at length yielded to the progressive 
spirit. This is indicated, not only by the recent change in the course, 
by the enlarged catalogue, and by the improvement in the buildings, 
but also by the greater attention which is paid to the exercises of 
graduation. This year these occupied an entire week, each day ad- 
ding its share to the general success. 

Commencement Week. — On Sunday night, June 13, the Rev. 
William M. Taylor, D.D., delivered the Baccalaureate sermon at the 
University Place Presbyterian Church. He took his text from Jere- 
miah xlv., 5th verse — "Seek ye great things for thyself, seek them 
not! " The discourse dwelt chiefly upon the folly of the ambition, 
which creates a longing for that beyond the grasp, and discontent 
with present duties. The speaker declared that the true aim of life 
should be, to do well the work which your sphere demands and not 
to seek advancement, but let advancement seek you. 

Class Day. — Eighty-five had the honor of inaugurating the suc- 
cess which attended the exercises then, and the great improvement 
upon them this year cannot fail to make this a permanent custom of 
our institution. They were held this year in the Asbury Methodist 
Church, just across the street from our buildings. Vice-Chancellor 
MacCracken declared that the saint who had charge of the weather 
at this period of the year, was an old bachelor, and knowing that so 
many of the young lady friends of those about to graduate would 
want to be present upon this occasion, he purposely sent a heavy 
rain-storm to keep them away. Despite the rain, however, the church 
was well filled. The members of the Sophomore secret society, 
Lambda Nu, were present in satanic costumes in the front row of 
seats, and, by their remarks, added much to the embarrassment of 
the speakers and of the unfortunates who were called forward to re- 
ceive the gifts of the Presentation Orator. Brother John S. Lyon 



CHAPTER NEWS. 253 

was appointed Poet for the day, and Brother Joseph H. Bryan, to 
whose efforts, as chairman of the committee, much of the day's suc- 
cess was due, delivered the Presentation Oration. The programme 
incladed the usual orations, prophesy, and history, and the Glee Club 
furnished music. 

In the evening the Phi Beta Kappa meeting was held. An at- 
tempt was made to elect the sixth member to which the class of '87 
was entitled. As ballot after ballot was cast, each resulting in no elec- 
tion, the professors began to get an insight into the intricacies of college 
politics. The Rev. Charles W. Baird gave the oration upon "The 
Duties of the Scholar in Politics, his fitness for solving political ques- 
tions, and acting as arbitrators between the various opposing factions.'* 
Vice-Chancellor and Mrs. MacCracken gave a reception to the 
Faculty and members of '86 on Tuesday evening. 

For a number of years the graduating class has given the janitor 
and wife a present. On Wednesday evening, after the class had 
caused the disappearance of a supper which had been prepared for 
them, Brother Clarence R. Sanford, with a graceful speech, made 
the presentation. 

Wednesday morning was devoted to the last chapel exercises and 
to reading the Eucleian prize essays. Three essays only were 
handed in for competition; two of these by members of Psi Upsilon, 
and the third by a Delta Phi. The essay of the latter was thrown 
out, and as there were but two others, though they were very poor, 
the judges awarded them with remarks not highly complimentary; 
first prize to a Junior, and second prize to a Sophomore Psi U. The 
unpopularity of that society and its members had a further manifes- 
tation here. After the first essay had been read, almost the entire 
body of students left the chapel, and the second essayist had empty 
benches for his audience. 

On Thursday evening a large and fashionable audience filled the 
Academy of Music to hear the members of '86 startle the world with 
their Commencement speeches. The large number of people in 
evening dress, the august body of the Faculty and Council, the class- 
men in gowns and mortar-boards hurrying from friend to friend, and 
the boxes loaded with flowers, and decorated with handsome fraternity 
banners, presented a very brilliant appearance. The Rev. Dr. 
John Hall, Chancellor of the University, presided. Brother J. Mar- 
ker Bryan was among those appointed to deliver orations, and 
Brother Charles H. Roberts delivered the Valedictory, and at the 
close of his speech was presented by the New York Chapter with a 
large floral monogram of the Delta Upsilon pin, in beautiful yellow 
and crimson rosebuds. Brother Roberts also received the first fel- 
lowship of $300.00; the second and third were not awarded on ac- 
count of the low standing of those taking second and third rank 
in the class. Brother S. G. Keyser, *66, received the degree of 



254 DELTA UPSILON QUARTERLY. 

A.M., and Dr. Thomas Armitage, LL.D. Heretofore, Commence- 
ment has always been held in the morning, and this change from 
morning to evening, the limiting of the eight speakers to six minutes 
each, together with the excellence of the speeches and music, con- 
spired to make this one of the University's best Commencements. 

The final event of the week was the Alumni meeting held in the 
University building Friday evening. Much business was attended 
to, but the most gratifying to the new-fledged Alumni was that a 
dinner should be held at Delmonico's during the coming winter. 

Vice-Chancellor MacCracken read an interesting paper upon tJ^c 
University. He said that, as the man in the parable employed three 
agents, so the University of New York would gladly employ five, and 
that all who cherished the University would like to see them employ 
their talents to the best of their ability for her interests. These five 
agents were the Faculty, the Council, the Students, the Alumni, and 
the Natural Constituency. The duties of each were clearly stated, 
and the address abounded in witty remarks. Dr. MacCracken de- 
clared that the Medical Faculty as a body had obtained the degree 
of LL.D., inasmuch as they had just received the Loomis Labora- 
tory Donation of $100,000. He closed by saying that his five points 
were not the five of Calvinism, but he would say of them, as the old 
lady did of the third point of Calvinism, which is total depravity: " It 
is very good doctrine, if you only live up to it." After the meet- 
ing had adjourned to the Law department, where a collation was 
waiting, the class of *86 showed its merit individually and collectively, 
and the speedy manner in which they fell into the habits of the 
old Alumni almost took the breath (and collation) away from the 
members of '84 and '85, who happened to be present. The man who 
responded for his class actually usurped the prerogative of the old 
Alumni by telling ancient stories for the amusement of the company. 
The meeting was decidedly successful, and the spirit that the Uni- 
versity was entering upon a greater degree of prosperity than ever 
before seemed to pervade all. 

We were pleased to have the Hon. Benjamin A. Willis, Union^ 
'61, present with us in our box at the Academy of Music on Com- 
mencement Day, and of the Alumni whom we noticed attending the 
exercises were William L. Ludlam, '68, of New York, N. Y.; the 
Rev. John Reid, '70, of Yonkers, N. Y., Prof. Abram S. Isaacs, Ph.D., 
and the Rev. Henry M. Reed, of New York, N. Y., '71, of the Uni- 
versity; Prof. Marcus D. Buell, '72, of Boston University; Prof. 
William M. Hoff, '73, of Columbia Grammar School; Cephas Brain- 
erd, Jr., of New York, N. Y.; Henry H. Dawson, of Newark, N. J., 
and Isaac Hamburger, of Brooklyn, N. Y., '81, Charles A. Bush, of 
Brooklyn, N. Y., Frederick M. Crossett, of Brooklyn, N. Y.; Charles 
H. Lellman, Jr., of New York, N. Y , and Thomas Walters, of Brook- 
lyn, N. Y., '84, and William H. Hill, '87, of Passaic, N. J. 



CHAPTER NEWS. 255 

MARIETTA COLLEGE. 

The Commencement just passed has been the pleasantest — from 
a. Delta U. point of view — for several years. As our Alumni 
dropped in, the Fraternity colors were tacked on them, and by 
Commencement Day, the Blue-and-Gold fluttering from the lapels of 
A^lumni, active members, and pledged men, seemed to enliven the 
"w^liole town, as well as the college vicinage. 

The good time began at our last regular meeting, Saturday even- 
ing, June 26. After the necessary business was finished, we had a 
series of such loyal, encouraging speeches from our Alumni as did 
our souls good to hear. Then Brother Charles Adams, '77, brought 
his grand voice into play in some solos, which were roundly ap- 
plauded. The meeting adjourned with that favorite chorus, 
" Michael Roy," and Vive la Delta U. 

On Sunday afternoon, the Baccalaureate sermon was preached 
by Prof. D. E. Beach, D.D., from Romans xii. i. After the service, 
a Williams graduate remarked that that sermon would compare 
favorably with some of President Hopkins' — the first time this par- 
ticular Williams man ever admitted such a thing in his life. 

Prof. E. D. Morris, D.D., of the Lane Theological Seminary, de- 
livered the address before the College Y.M.C.A., on Sunday even- 
ing. The day was rainy, and the audience was, therefore, smaller 
than usual. 

Monday was clear and cool, and the people fairly poured out to 
the prize declaiming in the afternoon. There were nine speakers — 
five Sophomores and four Freshmen — of whom four were Delta U*s, 
viz,: William B. Addy, Walter G. Beach, Benjamin W. Labaree, and 
Robert M. Labaree. Notice was given that the prizes would be an- 
nounced at the Junior Exhibition in the evening. There were six 
speakers, three from each literary society. Delta U. was represented 
by William A. Shedd, Alpha Kappa, and Edward B, Haskell, Psi 
Gamma. By an oversight, the prizes for Declamation were not an- 
nounced Monday evening, but Tuesday morning, at chapel, all the 
Commencement prizes were announced. At the close, an incoming 
Freshman asked one of our fellows : " Are all your prize men here 
Delta U's?'* It looked considerably like it, for the result stood 
thus: Sophomore Declamation, first prize, a tie between Brothers 
Walter G. Beach and Robert M. Labaree (no second prize an- 
nounced); Junior Prize Essay, first, Edward fe. Haskell, and third, 
William A. Shedd ; Prize for American Political History ($50.00), 
divided equally between Brothers Shedd and Haskell. Out of one 
hundred and twenty dollars, Delta Upsilon had taken ninety-five ; 
neutrals, fifteen, and Alpha Digamma local society, ten. " That's 
the way the money goes ! " 

The other occurrences of Tuesday were the meeting of the 
Alumni Association, and an address before them by the Rev. S. B. 



256 DELTA UPSILON QUARTERLY. 

Shipman, of Cleveland ; meeting of the trustees, and the Entrance 
Examination. 

In the evening, Mrs. President Eaton gave a delightful reception 
to college officials, Alumni of Marietta and other colleges, members 
of the learned professions, etc., etc. 

The inauguration of President Eaton took place Wednesday 
morning. The first address was a touching one by the retiring 
president. Dr. Andrews, who has been connected with the college 
since its founding, with the exception of three years. The Doctor 
made a laudatory reference to Mr. Douglas Putnam, an honorary 
member of Delta U., who has been secretary of the trustees from the 
beginning, and has signed every diploma the college has issued dur- 
ing the fifty-one years of its existence. 

The next address — in behalf of the trustees — was given by an- 
other honorary member of our Fraternity, the Hon. Alfred T. 
Goshorn, LL.D., director of the Centennial Exposition. Addresses 
of welcome on behalf of the Alumni and Faculty were given by Dr. 
John M. Kendrick, '56, and Prof. David E. Beach, D.D. President 
Eaton then delivered a strong, scholarly Inaugural address on the 
place and work of Marietta College in the wide field of education. 

The Commencement exercises proper, in the afternoon, opened 
with the Latin Salutatory, by Brother Charles S. Mitchell, and closed 
with the Valedictory, by Brother Rufus C. Dawes. The honor of 
delivering these orations was a fitting climax to the good work done 
by our brothers of *86 throughout their college course. Following is 
a catalogue of the prizes they have taken : Freshman year, first 
prize in Entrance Examination, second prize for General Scholar- 
ship ; Sophomore year, first prize for General Scholarship, second 
prize for Declamation ; Junior year, first and second prizes for 
General Scholarship, first prize for Essay, half of Howard prize for 
excellence in American Political History. The total sum of money 
which these prizes represent is two hundred and five dollars 
($205.00). 

The degree of LL.D. was given to Governor J. B. Foraker. 
After the graduating exercises the Hon. R. D. Mussey, of Washing- 
ton, D.C., addressed the Literary Societies. 

After all, as at the wedding in Cana, the good wine came at the 
close of the Commencement feast. At seven o'clock Wednesday 
evening, June 30, the Marietta Chapter of Delta Upsilon, with its 
pledged men and visiting Alumni, sat down to its sixteenth Com- 
mencement Banquet. Leaving the material feast, which so rapidly 
vanished from the tables, let us turn to the " feast of reason " und so 
wetter^ which shall remain with us pleasant food for reflection for 
many a day. Henry M. W. Moore, '82, M.D., was the lively and effi- 
cient Toast-master. Two of the toasts were, " Delta Upsilon as 
Related to Preaching," by the Rev. Henry C. Haskell, William^ 



CHAPTER NEWS. 257 

'59» and "Delta Upsilon as Related to Practice," Henry C. Dimond, 
M.D., Marietta, '78. The sentiment with the latter read : 

*' Who, doomed to go in company with pain, 
Turns his necessity to glorious gain." 

John Q. Mitchell, *8o, made a most happy response to the toast, 

** Duties — Custom-House and other." The speaker turned the 

word " Duties " into " D. U. ties " with good effect. Another hit 

"was his remark that if called to pass upon a cargo of Si — (excuse us, 

no personalities) he should classify them as '^ old junk not otherwise 

provided for." Theron H. Hawks, '82, of Duluth, Minn., responded 

to the toast, " The Wild West as adapted to the cultivation of Delta 

TJ's." All regretted that the hour for going to the President's levee 

came so soon ; but the majority returned after its close, and what, 

with singing, laughing, chatting and general hilarity, the occasion 

was altogether jolly. After warm hand-grasps with those whom the 

morning would bear from us, we separated in the " wee hours," 

heaving a sigh for the happiness just ended, but drawing in hope 

and courage for the future with the fresh breath of the gray dawn. 

The following Delta U*s attended the fifty-first Commencement 
of Marietta College : Douglas Putnam, Hon. Alfred T. Goshorn, 
LL.D., '54, Seymour J. Hathaway, Esq., '69, Harry N. Curtis, 
M.D., '73, Mayor Sidney Ridgeway, '74, George P. Dye and Prof. 
Oscar H. Mitchell, Ph.D., '75, Richard G. Lewis, '76, Charles N. 
Adams and Frank P. Ames, '77, Henry C. Dimond, M.D., '78, John 
Q. Mitchell and Howard W. Stanley, '80, William H. Slack, '81, 
Theron H. Hawks, Jr., R. Grant Kinkead, Henry M. W. Moore, 
M.D., and John B. Webb, '82, Hannibal A. Williamson, '83, Allen E. 
Beach, Charles G. Dawes, Eagleton F. Dunn, Edgar B. D. F. Kin- 
kead and Frank E. McKim, M.D., '84, Earle S. Alderman, Harold 
Means and Charles L. Mills, '85. Also the Rev. Henry C. Haskell, 
Williams^ '59, the father of Edward B. Haskell, Marietta^ '87. 



UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN. 

Fred. C. Hicks, '86, is Chairman of the Senior Programme Com- 
mittee, Corresponding Secretary of the Lecture Board, Instructor of 
the Political Economy Club, and Treasurer of the S. C. A. Building 
Fund. 

Charles A. Wheeler, *86, is Senior Treasurer and Editor of the 

Michigan Argonaut, Editor and Managing Editor of the S. C. A. 
Monthly Bulletin. 

Arthur L. Benedict, '87, is an editor of the Michigan Argonaut^ 
the college paper. 

James McNaughton, '88, is an editor of the Oracle, the Sopho- 
more annual. 



258 DELTA UPSILON QUARTERLY. 

Charles Upham Champion, '89, of Coldwater, Mich., is a recent 
initiate. He is President of the Freshman Class, which is a college 
honor regarded as only second to that of Senior President. 

Elmer E. Clark, '88, and William H. Turner, '89, are members of 
the Political Economy Club. 

Though on the face of the returns, of the men at present in 
college, not over fifteen will return next year ; yet the re-entering 
college of old men, and men already pledged, insure us about 
eighteen men to begin with. 

Commencement Week began Sunday evening with the Bac- 
calaureate sermon by President Angell, in University Hall, from 
the text " Stir up the Gift of God which is in Thee." 

Monday morning well-attended Class Day exercises were held by 
the Medical Class, and in the afternoon likewise by the Senior mem- 
bers of the Law department. In the evening took place the 
" Grand Symphony Concert " by an Orchestra of thirty picked 
musicians, mostly from Detroit. The Amphion Club and Miss Julia 
Carruthers also shared the honors of the evening. It was the 
grandest concert, in an instrumental way, that Ann Arbor ever 
heard. Over 2,000 persons attended the concert, the success of 
which was assured by subscriptions to a guarantee fund by the 
Seniors. 

Tuesday morning was devoted to the first half of the Class Day 
exercises of the Literary department. They consisted of an Ora- 
tion and Poem. In the afternoon, around the Tappan Oak on the 
Campus, the class gathered to hear their History, Prophesy, and 
President's Address. The large and yearly growing number of 
ladies made it again necessary to forgo the old custom of passing 
round the last cigar. In the evening, the Senior Reception was held 
in a spacious pavilion reared for the occasion. The crush was 
tremendous and fashionable. At 3 o'clock in the morning, when ye 
reporter retired, the Seniors were still keeping up their merry tap-tap 
on the pine floor, under the electric lights of the pavilion. 

At the public Alumni Exercises on Wednesday, the Oration was 
by Wm. I. Gibson. Class reunions were not very largely attended, 
with the exception of the class of '83. In the evening, the Senate 
gave its usual " swell " reception. 

Thursday was Commencement. Ex-Governor Cushman JL 
Davis, of Minnesota, delivered the Oration before an audience of 
4,000 people. 366 diplomas were conferred. At the conclusion of 
the exercises, a procession was formed of the chosen few (800) who* 
could get tickets to the Alumni Dinner in the skating rink. This 
closed the exercises of the week. 

The principal topic of conversation during the week has been 
the ".politics " which, so it goes, entered into the appointment by 
the Regents of the Hon. Charles I. Walker (a Democrat) in the place 



CHAPTER NEWS. 259 

of the Hon. Otto Kirchner (a Republican), by a party vote, to a 
Professorship in the Law department 

Several Alumni were present at the Delta U. corporation meet- 
ing (which comprises all Michigan Delta U*s) on Wednesday morn- 
ing. Nathan D. Corbin, '86, was elected President ; Paul V. Perry, 
'88, Secretary, and Asa D. Whipple, *8i, Treasurer. The Directors 
for the coming year will be William L. Jenks, '78 ; Asa D. Whipple, 
'81 ; Arthur W. Burnett, '80 ; Clarence Byrnes, '87, and Elmer E. 
Clark, '88. Finances were reported in a good condition, and decidedly 
^^ on the grow** 



NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY. 

George I. Larash took second prize on the Declamation contest ; 
a lady took first prize. 

Robert I. Fleming, '86, and Oscar Middlekauff were our repre- 
sentatives on the board of editors of the Syllabus^ our college an- 
nual. 

J. V. Clancy, '90, a pledged Delta U., acquitted himself honor- 
ably on the programme of the Commencement exercises of the Pre- 
paratory school, Monday evening, June 21. 

Charles Linebarger, '88, represented Delta U. on the Northwest- 
ern staff last term. Charles Brand, '87, was our representative on 
the Adelphic oratorical contest. The two prizes were united and 
divided between him and Mr. Little, a Phi Kappa Psi. 

Our only Senior this year was Robert I. Fleming, of Hannibal, 
Mo. Although we have but one representative in '86, we feel that 
we are, nevertheless, well represented. He did himself and the Fra- 
ternity great credit both on Kirk Contest and on the Commence- 
ment programme. He has taken four prizes during his college 
course. 

Commencement Week at Northwestern opened Sunday, June 20, 
by a sermon by the President, Joseph Cummings, D.D., LL.D., 
before the graduating class. Dr. Alabaster, of Trinity Church, Chi- 
cago, preached the annual sermon before the Students' Christian 
Association. On Monday was Class Day, and the exercises were 
interesting and enjoyable. 

Tuesday, p.m., was occupied in athletic sports and contests. 
Delta U. took her share of the prizes. In the evening the Conserva- 
tory of Music gave its Commencement concert. Wednesday was 
Alumni Day, and in the afternoon the corner stone of the new Hall 
of Science was laid with appropriate ceremonies. In the evening 
occurred the Alumni concert. 

Thursday, at 10 o'clock, the Commencement exercises took place 
in the M. E. Church. 



26o DELTA UPSILON QUARTERLY. 

The class of '86 is unparalelled in the history of the University 
for the paucity of its numbers, there being only thirteen who received 
diplomas, but, nevertheless, the Commencement exercises, Class Day 
and Kirk contest were fully up to grade. 

A number of our Alumni were here Commencement week ; 
among them the Rev. Robert H. Pooley, '83, of the Richard Street 
M. E. Church, Joliet, III.; the Rev. Polemus H. Swift, '81, of the 
Court Street Church, Rockford, 111.; the Rev. Nathan J. Harkness, 
•82, of Chicago, 111.; the Rev. Olin H. Cady, of Chicago, 111.; the 
Rev. Wilbur F. Atchison, of Desplaines ; Leonard L. Skelton, '85, 
who has been teaching in Helena, Arkansas ; Frank Cook, '85, of 
Crete, 111., and the Rev. Leon E. Bell, '84, of Orangeville, IlL 



HARVARD UNIVERSITY. 

Commencement Week : The Baccalaureate sermon was deliv- 
ered Sunday, June 20, in Appleton Chapel, by the Rev. Dr. Peabody. 
The preacher urged his listeners to show, by faithful culture, that 
the very flowers of heaven could bloom along the busiest paths they 
might tread. 

Wednesday, June 23, witnessed " strawberry night," an annual 
festival observed by nearly all the societies at Harvard. Practi- 
cally, the meeting was, with us, our farewell to *86 ; but certain pre- 
liminary business was transacted which has caused us to wear a 
most knowing look ever since. Just wait ! and see what the next 
few months will disclose. 

Class Day fell on Friday, June 25. Thursday brought with it 
a drizzle from " down East ;*' and when bed-time came, the Seniors 
retired silent and heavy-hearted, in spite of the frequent assertions 
of the knowing ones that for nine — some said thirteen — consecu- 
tive years Class Day has been pleasant. Next morning we looked in 
vain for blue skies, sunshine, and flashing foliage, which usually lend 
such a glory to our out-of-door festivities. We were forced to sniflF 
philosophically in toleration of the unmistakable vapors of New 
England's pet wind. As we listened to the well-meant condolence 
of our sympathizers, we looked fondly at our shining silk hats, and 
selfishly wished that the preceding thirteen years had been rainy — 
provided only that our day were fine. Soon, however, the rain 
ceased, and by the middle of the forenoon everybody was beginning 
to feel cheerful. Prayer was offered in the Chapel by Dr. Peabody, 
and shortly afterwards the Seniors assembled in the yard and 
marched to Sanders' Theatre, where the Oration, Poem, and Ivy 
Oration were delivered, and the Ode was sung. Brother Bertram C. 
Henry led the music. 

By this time the outside world was pouring its youth and beauty 
into the college yard, something much better than sunshine. The 



CHAPTER NEWS. 26 1 

Seniors capitulated instanter^ and soon one and all were aglow with 
the delightful sense of admiring and being admired. The slight 
dampness on the grass only intensified the in-door entertainment 
Spreads were served in the Gymnasium, in Massachusetts, University 
and Sever halls during the afternoon. The Hasty Pudding Club en- 
tertained its guests in Sever Hall ; the Pi Eta, in Massachusetts ; 
the Signet (our chief rival), had about five hundred guests in Uni- 
versity Hall. Besides these, many extensive private spreads were 
given in the dormitories. The interiors were beautifully decorated 
with flowers, evergreens, ivy, myrtle, laurel, etc.; and in such places 
as the ** Gym." bunting and trophies were conspicuous. 

Towards evening, a peculiar stir and bustle on all sides gave 
notice that something was in the wind. In fact, the most exciting 
part of the day was about to begin ; and numerous allusions to the 
" Class-tree " readily explained what was coming. Just here it may 
be virell to state that our Class-tree is the same from year to year. 
The classes have long been accustomed to gather around one noble 
elm, which is golden with accumulated associations. It stands in 
the center of a smooth plot of grass, enclosed on three sides by 
buildings, and open to the street on the west. Holden Chapel is on 
one side, Hollis Hall — a dormitory — on another, and Harvard 
Hall — which is used for recitations and lectures — on the third. 
Thus we have religion, home, education, and active life, symbolized 
there. But notice : we board up the street side, thus for one day 
shutting out the unromantic world, which is only too eager to swal- 
low us as soon as we turn our backs on Alma Mater ; tiers of seats 
are built against Harvard Hall, thereby hiding a possible reminder of 
the wearisome " grinding " just past ; finally, the windows of Holden 
Chapel — a disused place of worship — are given up to merry 
young faces of to-day, as all places of Puritanic austerity ought to 
be given up. 

Within a few minutes after the gates were thrown open, over 
three thousand people ranged themselves on the graded rows of 
seats. The graduates and the under-classmen then marched in and 
seated themselves on the outskirts of the arena, and straightway in- 
tense expectation was the spirit of the place. Outside, the Seniors, 
headed by a band, were marching around the yard, cheering each 
building in turn. At last they entered the arena and took up their 
position immediately around the tree, while laughter and cheers 
greeted them on all sides. And no wonder. To say that they 
looked like tramps would be altogether too flattering. Only the 
chief marshal was dressed respectably. The rest wore all kinds of 
non-descript clothing, calculated to afford as slight a hold as possi- 
ble to opponents in a struggle, and to leave the body free to twist 
into a compact double knot, if that should be necessary. All eyes 
were fixed on a point midway up the trunk, where was nailed a 




262 DELTA UPSILON QUARTERLY. 

broad belt of flowers. After singing the Class Song and cheering 
everything under the sun connected with the college, the Seniors, at 
a characteristic signal from the chief marshal, charged the tree en 
masse, and in a second were squeezing one another like too many 
smelt in a small stream. Heads up, heels up ! Glory to him that 
gets a fist-full of the flowers, and honor be to the girl who finally re- 
ceives them. Undoubtedly the scramble for the flowers is the most 
inspiriting event of Class Day. While the Seniors were good-na- 
turedly tearing one another to pieces — the strong exerting their 
muscle, the lithe their agility — the lower classes formed concentric 
rings and began a wild dance in opposite directions around the Se- 
niors, as if to test the true significance of the laws of friction. Figu- 
ratively speaking, it would be unsafe to estimate the number of toes, 
fingers, wrists, ankles, collar-bones and heads broken in the revolu- 
tions, or the number of ribs found next morning sticking in the tree. 
Delta U. was not unmindful of glory. We banded together and put 
up our slimmest man, who quickly filled his arms with flowery trophies, 
which were divided among us. 

Directly after the Tree exercises, the Delta U. spread was given 
in the Holden Chapel. We venture to assert that it rivaled the Sig- 
net's, both in style and quality, as well as in the number of gu«sts 
present. 

In the evening, President Eliot received the Seniors and their 
friends, and the Glee Club sang in the college yard, which was now 
the picture of Fairy-land. Thousands of Chinese lanterns were 
strung along the stately trees in mazy lines, producing a pleasing ef- 
fect with the ever-changing scene below. As soon as the singing 
was ended, young and old thronged to Memorial and the Gymna- 
sium, to trip the light fantastic under the fragrant festoons. Prome- 
nading was enjoyed by many, and later on fireworks added their 
part to render the scene attractive. 

All things must have an end. By midnight few persons were to 
be seen except the omnipresent Cambridge small boy. Solitary 
Seniors wandered about slowly and meditatively, wondering whether 
Class Day — the glorious star of their Freshman skies — had actually 
gone out into the night. 

Wednesday, June 30, was Commencement Day. Headed by the 
Germania band, the Seniors led the way to Sanders* Theatre. Be- 
hind them were the graduates of the professional schools. President 
Eliot, with Governor Robinson and staff, came next, followed by the 
Fellows, invited guests, overseers, faculties, and other officers. A 
large audience was in attendance at the theatre. Brother George E. 
Howes delivered the Latin Salutatory Oration, and Brother Camillo 
Von Klenze a dissertation on " Cavour and Italian Independence." 
223 of the 235 students in '86 received their degrees. 



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Whoever attains a general average of ninety per cent, for the 
four years, or takes highest honors in any special department, is grad- 
uated summa cum laude^ and is entitled to deliver an oration at Com- 
mencement. We do not care in the least to conceal our pride in 
laying before the Fraternity the following statistics : 

Out of a total of nineteen orations in the class. Delta U was en- 
titled to nine. As there are only eighteen Seniors in the Chapter, 
this means that fifty per cent, of the number are highest-honor men. 
The first, second, fourth, seventh, eighth and tenth men on the 
final rank list — covering all four years — are Delta U's. 

Seven " highest honors " in special studies were given. Delta U. 
takes three. Five out of thirteen " honors " in special studies were 
given Delta U*s. Surely we have secured our "share." 

Highest honors : in Classics, Edmund N. Snyder ; in Music, 
Bertram C. Henry ; in Mathematics, William F. Osgood. Honors : 
in Classics, George E. Howes ; in Mathematics, Binney Gunnison ; 
in Physics, Selwyn L. Harding and William A. Stone ; in Natural 
History, Myron W. Richardson. 

" Honorable mention " in any study is based on the attainment 
of a general average of eighty per cent, of the maximum mark in the 
equivalent of three elective courses in that study. The following 
table speaks for itself : 

Received Honorable mention : Henry M. Ayers in History ; 
Ralph W. Black, Philosophy ; Percy G. Bolster, English Composi- 
tion ; Walter T. Clark, English Composition ; Charles R. Fletcher, 
Greek, Latin, English Composition ; Henry E. Eraser, English Lit- 
erature, Chemistry, English Composition ; Binney Gunnison, Math- 
ematics, English Composition ; Selwyn L. Harding, Physics, Math- 
ematics, English Composition ; Bertram C. Henry, Music ; George 
E. Howes, Greek, Latin ; Nehemiah S. Kenison, Natural History, 
English Composition ; William F. Osgood, Mathematics, English 
Composition ; Joseph N. Palmer, English Composition ; Myron W. 
Richardson, Chemistry, Natural History ; Edmund N. Snyder, Greek, 
Latin, English Literature, English Composition ; William A. Stone, 
Physics, Mathematics ; Camillo Von Klenze, Greek, History, Eng- 
lish Composition. 

After the exercises in the theatre, the various classes represented 
by the Alumni present held reunions around the festive punch-bowls 
in the older dormitories, the Glee Club sang, and old men felt them- 
selves young again. 

In the course of the day, the Alumni held an important business 
meeting, at which the first official report of the programme for Har- 
vard's coming 250th anniversary was read by the secretary. Since 
this celebration is less local than national in interest, a detailed ac- 
count is presumably unnecessary, inasmuch as the daily papers 
publish full information. 



264 DELTA UPSILON QUARTERLY. 

The annual dinner was held in Memorial Hall in the afternoon. 
The procession of Alumni, nearly twelve hundred in all, was an im- 
pressive sight. The old, gray-bearded veterans at the head were 
followed by the later graduates in order of classes, ending with the 
youths of '85 and '86. Forty or fifty years from now, the line will 
look exactly the same to the future graduate — only '85 and '86 will 
be at the other end of the line. 

Among the Delta U*s noticed attending Commencement were : 
the Rev. Edward E. Atkinson, Brawn, '79 ; Edwin R. Utley, Amherst, 
'85 ; Allyn A. Packard, Cornell, '86 ; and the following Alumni of 
the Harvard Chapter : Frank G. Cook, '82 ; Augustus M. Lord 
and Archie L. Hodges, '83 ; Hollis Webster, '84 ; Robert S. Bick- 
ford, George A. Craigin, Joseph A. Hill, George W. Rolfe, William 
C. Smith and Charles A. Whittemore— all '85. 



LAFAYETTE COLLEGE. 

The ceremonies attending Commencement at Lafayette began on 
Sunday morning with the Baccalaureate sermon by Dr. Knox. From 
this time, the gentle-folk of Easton, who join with us in our festivi- 
ties, have only one or two breathing spells, and still less time for 
sleep. Next in chronological order is the anniversary of the Y. M. 
C. A., held in the First Presbyterian Church. The church was un- 
able to accommodate all who gathered to hear our Reverend Brother 
Arthur T. Pierson, D.D., Hamilton, '57, of the Bethany Presby- 
terian Church of Philadelphia, Pa. Our high expectations were more 
than realized. Although very much worn, he spoke with unflagging 
animation and earnestness, convincing men, from the book of Nature 
and history, that God rules. 

Scarcely, however, had the echoes of the church organ died away, 
when the populace began to wend their way toward College Hill. 
There the Freshmen were desecrating the Sabbath by carrying wood 
to make the great bonfire for the Cremation of Calculus. At 12.15 
A.M. the procession began to move. The Sophomores were dressed 
in Indian costumes, the chiefs riding elegantly-caparisoned horses. 
The Freshmen, in long white gowns, walked on either side with 
torches. Calcium lights were burning continually along the line. 
Thus, headed by the Junior Cornet Band, the whole procession, with 
hideous yelling, awakened the adult and frightened the infantile 
population of Easton. After parading the principal streets, the pro- 
cession returned to College Hill, where the trial was held, followed 
by the condemnation and burning of Calculus. Tied to a stake, the 
poor culprit, whom they had tortured by almost drowning in kero- 
sene, suffered the death of a martyr. 

Phoebus had ridden well on toward the zenith when our dreams 
of tomahawks and scalping-knives were broken by the chapel bell. 



CHAPTER NEWS. 265 

The reading of the Graduating Theses by the Technicals was soon 
over, and we had time to say "how-do-do " to the Brothers who had 
come again to visit their Alma Mater in this, her gala season. 

At 2 P.M. we were again drawn by the sweet strains of music. 
We read on their caps Ringgold, and we knew it was the well-known 
band of Reading, Pa. The occasion was Class Day exercises. Delta 
XJ. boys did not shirk their part. Joseph C. Harvey was Class Ora- 
tor, and William E. Henkell was Mantle Orator. The exercises 
were held in the open air, and the assemblage was so large that the 
budding Ciceros were unable to make themselves heard by the outer 
circles. These, however, contented themselves with little private 
chats, and with ant-like wisdom were making provision for the even- 
ing; for then came the Promenade Concert. The same band fur- 
nished the music, kind Providence the weather, and Chinese lanterns 
the light, which dimly " shone o'er fair women and brave men." It 
seemed as if all Easton, South Easton, and Phillipsburg, N. J., had 
come en masse to walk and talk with us, and hear the music. Too 
soon the old clock pointed with its short finger toward the figure 
ten. The players ceased, and slowly the immense concourse de- 
scended the zig-zag steps and wended their way homeward. 

Tuesday morning brought a goodly number to our college chapel, 
where the Rev. Dr. Ormiston, of the Collegiate Dutch Reformed 
Church, New York, delivered the Commencement address. He took 
a text, and we thought he was going to preach — and so he did ; but 
there are a few men that we enjoy hearing preach, and he is one of 
them. We observed only a very few napping, and these poor fellows 
had had so much to eat and drink at their fraternity banquets the 
night before, that morning had come and found them still at supper. 
Immediately after the Commencement address, the Literary Socie- 
ties held their reunions. Here again Delta Upsilon was represented. 
John N. Roe, '87, is president of the Washington Literary Society, 
and John G. Connor, '87, and William A. Price, '89, are librarians 
in the Franklin. The Valedictory address in the latter was also by 
Brother William P. Officer. These reunions lasted until dinner was 
cold; then we prepared for the Field Sports, which came in the aft- 
ernoon. While we are proud of the stand which Lafayette is taking 
in the field, yet it seems that our Delta U's have not taken a promi- 
nent part in athletics. In the evening, the Senior Ball in the Opera 
House gave another opportunity for those of the lower classes to 
enjoy *• Nature's sweet restorer." 

Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock, the auditorium was filled to 
overflowing. In front of the platform sat the graduating class, back 
of which stretched out a sea of white; and from this wavy, rufHed 
sea shone faces so bright and eyes so sparkling that no one would 
have suspected that already they had passed through three restless 
days and sleepless nights. Six of the orations were by Delta U's» 



a66 DELTA UPSILON QUARTERLY. 

tnclading the Valedictory by Brother Joseph H. Tudor. Brother 
Benjamin M. Gemmill, '89, was awarded one of the three equal Cole- 
man Biblical prizes. After the conclusion of the Commencement 
exercises, the Trustees, Faculty, Alumni and graduating class ad- 
journed to the gymnasium, where the ladies of Easton had prepared 
a sumptuous repast, a manifestation of the kindly relations which 
exist between the good people of Easton and the sojourners on Col- 
lege Hill. The ill-feeling which so often exists between students 
and the inhabitants of the town is entirely unknown. Students at 
Lafayette are received into the best families of Easton, to which their 
visits are frequently continued long after Graduating Day. 

The President's reception on Wednesday evening completes our 
programme. While the music echoes through the long corridors of 
Pardee Hall, free at length from all the duties and cares of the class- 
room, forgetting the drudgery of the past, and seeking not to pene- 
trate the uncertain future, come teacher and schoUu: and friend, 
once more to greet and say good-bye. 



COLUMBIA COLLEGE. 

Commencement Week. — The Sophomore Theatre Party. For 
many years it has been the custom at Columbia for the Sophomore 
class to give a " triumph." This " triumph " consisted of a march up 
Fifth avenue, from Madison Square to Forty-ninth Street, and thence 
to the college grounds, where an effigy of Legendre was burnt with 
appropriate ceremonies, and a subsequent adjournment, for the pur- 
pose of drinking beer and smashing hats, to some place hired for the 
occasion. To the glory of the recent Sophomore class, be it said, 
that they dealt a vigorous, if not a decisive, blow against this custom, 
and provided a substitute which will tend to reflect more honor upon 
Columbia students. 

The theatre party was given. May 28, at the Standard Theatre. 
The play was " A Tin Soldier," and the numerous college hits which 
were introduced were loudly applauded. The seats were almost ex- 
clusively occupied by Columbia students, and three of the boxes 
were filled by the Glee Club, the Boat Crew and the Base Ball Club, 
respectively. On the front of the box occupied by the Base Ball 
Club were pinned the scores of the victories over Harvard, Yale and 
Princeton. The Glee Club added to the enjoyment of the evening 
by singing between the acts, and the whole affair was a grand success. 

Class Day. — The Class Day exercises were held in the Library, 
on the afternoon of June 2. The day was bright, and consequently, 
the place was thronged. The audience, however, were not repaid 
for their attendance, as the miserable acoustic properties of the Lib- 
rary rendered it almost impossible to hear. It becomes more evident 



CHAPTER NEWS. 267 

every year that some other place must be selected for these exercises. 
As far as could be judged, the chosen participants creditably ful- 
filled their several tasks. The Presentation orator was especially 
^ood, and the singing of the Class Ode was much better than the 
previous year. Brother Cohen received a palm leaf fan to commem- 
orate his successful race for the leading position in the class. 

Phi Beta Kappa Oration. — The Phi Beta Kappa Oration was 
delivered on the evening of Class Day by the Hon. Stewart L. Wood- 
ford, in the Library. His subject was " the Labor Problem/' which 
he treated in a masterly manner. Brother Nelson G. McCrea, '85, 
acted as an usher. On the following Tuesday, nineteen Seniors and 
three Juniors were initiated into the society. It has hitherto been 
the custom of the Columbia Chapter to elect the first third of the 
Senior class. According to an amendment adopted this year, here- 
after only those students of the Senior class will be eligible to mem- 
bership who have attained an average of at least 90 per cent, for the 
whole period of their college course, and if such students exceed one- 
third of the class, then that proportion will he chosen from among 
them. Hereafter, also, the first ninth of the class will be elected at 
the close of the Junior year. Among the Seniors initiated this year 
were Brothers Cohen and Snyder, and among ths Juniors, Brother 
Gasten. 

Commencement. — The Commencement was held in the Acad- 
emy of Music, on the morning of June 9. After two selections by 
Bernstein's band, the trustees, faculty and graduating class marched 
down the central aisle, the class taking their seats in the parquet, and 
the others on the stage. After a brief prayer by the Chaplain, Rev. 
Dr. Cornelius R. Duffie, Brother Oscar J. Cohen delivered the 
Greek Salutatory, which is the highest honor. He spoke in an ex- 
ceedingly clear and distinct manner, so that he could be easily under- 
stood by all lovers of the Greek tongue. The Latin Salutatory was 
afterwards delivered, and following, with intervening music, four 
English orations, two by students of the School of Arts, and two by 
students of the School of Mines. After this, the various prizes and 
degrees were awarded. Brother Nelson G. McCrea, '85, received 
the degree of A.M. The most marked event of the occasion was 
the awarding of the degree of Doctor of Philosophy to Miss Winifred 
Edgerton, a graduate of Wellesley College. She is the only woman 
upon whom Columbia has ever conferred a degree. She was loudly 
applauded and received a large number of bouquets, of which she 
was kindly relieved by the venerable Professor Drisler. The Vale- 
dictory was then delivered, and after the benediction, the exercises 
of the 132nd Commencement came to a close. 

The honors were shared by Delta U's as follows: Oscar J. 
Cohen, '86, was first in his class and delivered the Greek Salutatory. 
He was also honorably mentioned for constant attendance in the Greek 



268 DELTA UPSILON QUARTERLY. 

sight-reading class. To Joseph G. Snyder, '86, was awarded the 
Alumni prize. William Gasten, '87, received the Junior scholarship 
in English, and honorable mention in Latin. Warren £. Sammis, 
'87, received first honorable mention in English. William S. Barstow, 
received first honorable mention in Physics. 



LEHIGH UNIVERSITY. 

George A. Ruddle was appointed a Commencement orator. 

Harlan S. Miner, '88, was a speaker at the Cremation exercises, 
and has been elected an editor of the Epitome, 

Luther R. Zollinger, '88, was a speaker at the Cremation exercises, 
and has been elected an editor of the college annual, the Epitome^ 
for 1886-87. 

Benjamin A. Cunningham, '87, is Captain of the Lehigh base-ball 
team, an editor of the Engineering Journal, 1885-86, and for 1886-87 
and is elected a member of Tau Beta Pi. 

Commencement Week. — The Commencement exercises of the 
Lehigh University began on Sunday, June 20, with services of 
University Sunday, and the Baccalaureate sermon by the Rt Rev. 
Cortlandt Whitehead, D.D. The services were held in the Univer- 
sity chapel, and conducted by Bishop Whitehead, the Rev. C. K 
Nelson, the Rev. G. P. Allen, and the Rev. F. R. Bird. The text 
was Joshua x. 24 : Joshua said unto the Captain of the men of war 
"Come near, put your feet upon the necks of these kings." After 
speaking of the promises of the Holy Land to the seed of Abram, of 
the frequent repetitions of this promise, of the wanderings of the 
children of Israel, and of the circumstances connected with this 
text, the Bishop said : " Even so comes the exhortation to men of 
education the world over." 

Class Day. — The exercises of Class Day — formally known as 
Banner Day — took place on Tuesday afternoon. The exercises are 
usually held on the Campus, but as it was raining, they were held in 
the drawing-room. The class, which was the largest that ever 
graduated at Lehigh, headed by the Allentown Cornet Band of 
twenty-four pieces, marched into the drawing-room, and took their 
seats on the stage. On the stage were placed tables containing bowls 
of punch, glasses, pipes, etc., and to one side was placed a coffin, and 
on the other the Class shield and the Prophet's sketches. The Presi- 
dent made an introductory speech, in which he welcomed those 
present. One of the members of the class proposed a toast to the 
" Class of *86." The class then gathered around the punch-bowl, 
filled their glasses, and drank to " '86," after which the song, '^ Here's 
to '86 ! Drink it Down," was sung by the class. 



CHAPTER NEWS. 269 

The Class Poem was then read. The poet recites various phases 
and incidents of college life for their four years, and then concludes : 

As on the earth revolving round its pole 
The setting sun pours down its brightest rays ; 

As at the end of day the radiant sky 
Its softest yet most gorgeous hue displays. 

So, in this little college world of ours, 

Those whose appointed course is almost run, 

Most radiant to our gazing eyes appear, 
Most like unto the larger setting sun. 

And as with lingering look our little world 

Would hold the Senior with parting sight, 
He from his place looks down and sighs, 

For " blessings brighten as they take their flight.** 

And now upon her former sphere, illumed 

By softening rays shed from the setting sun. 
Old Eighty-six casts the longing glance, 

And grieves to think that now her day is done. 

After the Poem, presentations were made to various members of 
the class. Then the Prophecy was delivered. The high priest then 
stepped forward, opened the coffin, and said : '^ If you have tears, 
prepare to shed them now." He told the tale of woe, and then con- 
signed the various jokes and college chestnuts to the coffin. The 
coffin was then taken to a vault. The class marched to the chapel, 
and placed the Class shield upon the wall. 

On Tuesday evening, the Juniors gave a reception to the gradu- 
ating class and their friends. 

Alumni Day. — At 1.30 on Wednesday afternoon the members of 
the Alumni Association assembled in the gymnasium, where a fine 
lunch was served to them, and after it the annual meeting of the 
association was held. On Wednesday evening the Alumni address 
was delivered by Dr. S. A. Sadtler, '69, Professor of Chemistry in the 
University of Pennsylvania. 

Commencement. — At 10.30 on Thursday morning the exercises 
were held in the drawing-room. After the Valedictory, President 
Lamberton awarded certificates in the advanced course in electricity 
to six men, and conferred the following degrees: B.A., 2 ; B.Ph., 4 ; 
C.E., 9 ; M.E., 6 ; B.M., 8 ; A.C.. 4 ; E.M., 4. He then addressed 
the graduates, and complimented the class very highly upon its 
record, and declared it to be one of the best classes ever graduated 
from the Lehigh University. 

The Cremation. — The cremation of Olney's Calculus by the 
Sophomore class took place on Thursday evening. The procession 
was formed as follows : Comet band, Japanese police, tablet in- 
scribed with name of deceased, orators, priest with attendant 



270 DELTA UPSILON QUARTERLY. 

bearing large Japanese umbrella, incense and prayer burner, Japanese 
nobles and officials, Japanese hearse, relatives of deceased, urn for 
ashes, mourners and attendants carrying Japanese lanterns. The 
procession was illuminated by torches, and at intervals red and green 
fire was burned. They marched from the college grounds to the 
ladies' seminary in Bethlehem. As it was raining very hard, the 
order of the programme was not very closely followed. The pyre 
was rapidly built, the hearse placed upon it, and a match applied to 
the fuse. The top opened, and a figure of a man holding an open 
Calculus in his hands, sprang up, and was soon consumed. The Japs 
sought the hotel for shelter. After reaching the hotel, they were 
persuaded to finish the programme. The Glee Club then sang a song 
to the tune of " Tit-Willow," after which an orator mounted one of the 
office tables, and delivered his " Tale of Woe." The Glee Club then 
sang, " Curse, O Curse Thee, Vile Olney," and then Brother Harlan 
S. Miner mounted the table, and delivered his oration. He was con- 
tinually applauded. The Glee Club then sang, " Farewell, Farewell, 
a Long Farewell." The priest. Brother Luther R. Zollinger, deliv- 
ered a Japanese prayer, which sounded very funny, and brought 
down the house. Every member of the class was robed in Japanese 
costumes, and the effect was very good. 

Having been founded early last fall, our Chapter, in consequence, 
had no Alumni to return to Commencement. And, in order to hold 
a Chapter banquet successfully next year, we inaugurated the custom 
this year, and enjoyed our spread very much. 



ALUMNI OF DELTA U. 



It is intended to make this department as far as possible a supplement to 
the Quinquennial Catalogue, which was published in 1884, and with this 
object in view. Alumni and friends of the Fraternity are earnestly requested 
to send items of interest concerning themselves and other members of the 
Fraternity, changes of address, etc., to the Editor of this department, Robert 
James Eidlitz, 123 East Seventy-second Street, New York. 

WILLIAMS COLLEGE. 

'47. At the request of Abraham V. W. Van Vechten, Esq., of New York„ 
N. v., and others, a revised edition of the Alumni Register, with occupations 
and residences of the Alumni, is being issued. 

'47. At the banquet at the Massasoit House, Springfield. Mass., in cele- 
bration of the 250th anniversary of the city, the Hon. David A. Wells, LL.D., 
responded to the toast, " Springfield — the flavor of old times makes fresh 
and sweet the new." " The Hon. David A. Wells closes his series of papers 
in The Popular Science Monthly^ on * An Economic Study of Mexico,' with 
an article m the August number considering the attitude which the United 
States should take toward that country. Having given us what is accepted 
by the best informed as a generally accurate and approximately complete 
statement of the deplorable condition of affairs which now exists in Mexico* 
Mr. Wells maintains that, being partly responsible for this ourselves, we 
should assume the rdle^ henceforth, of the generous big brother, and actively 
assist them in their strivings after better thmgs." 

'50. Under the active presidency of the Rev. Dr. Peter M. Bartlett, Mary- 
ville College, of Maryville, Tenn., has reached a membership of nearly 300 
students. 

'50. The Rev. William E. Merriam, D.D., delivered the closing address 
at the anniversary of the American Missionary Society, at Saratoga, N. Y. 

'51. The Hon. James White presided at the annual meeting of the 
American Congregational Association, held in Boston, Mass., May 25. The 
same gentleman was elected Treasurer of Williams College by the Trustees,. 
June 28. 

'52. The Rev. Stephen C. Pixley was bom at Plainfield, Mass., June 22^ 
1829, graduated at Williams in 1852, and at Hartford Theological Seminary 
1955. He was ordained at Plainfield, Mass., September 25, 1855, ^^^ started 
as a missionary to Natal, South Africa, in October, arriving there in January 
of the year following. He was a pastor and teacher at Umahlougua, ar 
Adams, and is now at Lindley Station. He assisted in translating the Bible 
into Zulu, and visited America for the first time in 1881 to get this translation 
published by the Bible Society, returning to South Africa in 1882. He mar- 
ried Miss Louisa Healey, of Northampton, Mass., October 13, 1855. Hi& 
present post-office address is Duff's Road, Natal, South Africa. 



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272 DELTA UPSILON QUARTERLY. 

'53. The Rev. Henry A. Miner, editor of Our Church Work, of Madi- 
son, Wis., is the General Manager of the Wisconsin Female College, at 
Fox Lake, Wis. Brother Miner delivered an address on " The Demand Ux 
Christian Schools " at the Lemonweir Convention at New Lisbon, Wis., June 
9, and another on " Aggressive Work in our Conventions," at the Madison 
Convention at Windsor, Wis., June 7. 

'63. Prof. Leverett W. Spring, recently of Kansas University, was in Wil- 
liamstown during Commencement, preparatory to setding there for the 
ensuing college year as Professor in the college. 

. '86. Of the graduates of this class, Orlando C. Bidwell will study law in 
Elmira, N. Y., Henry Flint and Arthur V. Taylor will engage in teaching, 
and Charles H. Perry will attend the Hartford Theological Seminary. 

UNION COLLEGE. 

'51. The Reading, Pa., Eagle, of February 28, 1886, in a two-column 
article on the Life of the Rev. Jacob Fry, D.D., who is a pastor in that city, 
contains the following: The Rev. Dr. Fry was bom in 1834 at the Trappe, 
Montgomery County. He received his preparatory education at Washington 
Hall Boarding School, Trappe, and graduated at Union College in 1 851, at 
the age of seventeen, bein^ the youngest member of a class of no. The 
degree of Doctor of Divinity was conferred upon him by the same college in 
1873. Dr. Fry received his theological education at the Lutheran Seminary 
at Gettysburg, where he graduated in 1853, and was licensed to preach the 
same year by the synod at its annual session, held in Trinity Lutheran 
Church in this city — thus entering the ministry before he was quite twenty 
years of age. He was called to the English Lutheran Church, at Carlisle, 
where he remained eleven years, until February i, 1865, when he came to 
Reading, and entered upon his present charge. The Rev. Dr. Fry accom- 
panied the late Rev. Dr. Krauth, of Philadelphia, on his European trip, in 
1880, when the latter went to obtain material for a Life of Martin Luther, 
which he was preparing. They were gone four months, and visited 
Germany, France, Belgium, Switzerland, England and Ireland. 

'59. The Hon. Simeon M. Thorp was killed, while he was a member of 
the Kansas Senate, by Quantrel's Band, at the sacking of Lawrence, Kan., in 
the summer of 1863. *' At the time of his tragic and lamentable death he 
ivas serving his second term in the Senate, and died full of promise and 
:goodness. 

*6i. Thomas J. Thorp, Esq., of the firm Dunham & Thorp, attorneys 
and counselors, of Cadillac, Mich., writes us : " Your most esteemed favor, 
the Delta Upsilon Quarterly, is received. The Quarterly is an 
honor to the order, and affords ample proof of the ability of its editorial 
staff." 

'72. Union College has conferred the honorary degree of A.M. on 
Daniel S. Lamont, the President's secretary. A Worcester, Mass., paper, 
commenting on this, says that " the A.M. means that you have to rise 
early in the morning to get ahead of Dan Lamont." 

'74. James M. Lewis, Jr., after graduating, farmed in Fairfax Co., Va., 
-when, in 1876, he went to Washington, and held a position in the city post- 
office until 1882. In that year he went to Kansas, and has been engaged 
there in stock and farming since. Address Kingsley, Edwards Co., Kansas. 



ALUMNI OF DELTA U. 273 

'76. Eben S. Lawrence, M.D., is now practising at Ballston Spa, N. Y. 
He has been Coroner of Saratoga since January i, 1885. 

HAMILTON COLLEGE. 

*54. On the evening of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the marriage of 
Prof. William Hale Maynard, of Madison University, his house was filled 
vrith friends and relatives. The Faculty of the University gave him a silver 
tea-set, and the Senior class presented him a soup tureen and ladle. 

*57. The Rev. Arthur T. Pierson, D.D., of Philadelphia, Pa., con- 
tributes to each number of the HomiUtic Review a paper entitled " Seed 
Thoughts for Sermons." He also conducts the "Missionary Field" 
department. 

'60. The Rev. Isaac P. Powell, of Grand Rapids, Mich., has lately lost 
his wife, who was related and well known in Clinton. 

'61. The Commencement address before the literary societies of Kansas 
University, at Lawrence, Kan., was delivered by the Hon. Albert Childs, 
formerly of Waterloo, N. Y., but now of Des Moines, la. 

'69. The Rev. Martin D. Kneeland, of Fredonia, N. Y., will start on a 
Western trip in the first week in July. He expects to extend his tour as far 
as the Pacinc coast. 

'69. Dr. Selden H. Talcott, M.D., has entered upon his tenth year of 
service as Medical Superintendent of the State Asylum for Insane at 
Middletown, N. Y. 

'75. Josiah A. Hyland, Esq., with offices at 30 Park Place, New York, 
practises quite largely in the Admiralty bench of the U. S. Court. He has 
expended nearly %\ 5,000 on law books, and his law library is as complete as 
any belonging to a lawyer of his years. 

'81. Edgar C. Dayton, one of the Seniors of Lane Theological Seminary, 
begins his work by organizing a new church on the Northern Pacific R.R., 
at Dickinson, D. T. 

'81. Richard L. Groves, of Utica, N. Y., has been elected Corresponding 
Secretary of the White Cross Movement of that city. 

'82. Lowell C. Smith, spends his vacation in home mission work at the 
lumber settlement in Georgian Bay. His address will be Spanish River, 
Province of Algona, Ontario. 

'85. Plato T.Jones, of the middle class in Auburn Theological Seminary, 
is going to do home mission work in Redfield, N. Y., this vacation. 

'86. James B. Parsons is to be one of the teachers in the Clinton Gram- 
mar School, next year. 

COLBY UNIVERSITY. 

'j8. The Rev. Benjamin F. Lawrence has given his labor, with the ex- 
ception of two years spent in Colorado and Wisconsin, to churches in New 
England. He has been in Meriden, N. H., since 1881, and is doing faithful 
and permanent work in his pastorate. 

'62. The Rev. William C. Barrows served a year in the late war, and 
then completed his preparation for the ministry. A native of the State, and 



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a son of a well-known ministefp he has spent the most of his ministry in 
Maine, and is widely recognized as an interesting and instructive preacher. 
Present address, Lisbon Falls, Me. 

'63. The Rev. Charles M. Emery, A.M., has had a fruitful ministry in 
several of the churches in Maine. For two years he was chaplain of a 
hygienic institute in Danville, N. Y. He is now pastor at Freeport. Me. 

'65. The Rev. William T. Chase, D.D., holds, perhaps, the most prominent 
position amon^ the Baptist ministers of the North-west. He is pastor of the 
First Church, m Minneapolis, which has a wide and commanding influence. 
He was chaplain of a colored regiment for one year during the war. He is 
an earnest and enthusiastic worker, and is abundant in labors. 

'66. The Rev. Hazen P. McKusick has spent the most of his ministry in 
California. His chief work is that of teacher, and he is now at Norwalk. 

'81. Asher H. Barton, Esq., formerly of Yankton, Dak., is now practising 
law at Canton, in the same state. 

*82. The Rev. Windsor H. Wyman has accepted a call to the Baptist 
Church, at Winchendon, Conn. 

'84. Arthur S. Doe is now principal of a grammar school at Woon- 
socket, R. I. 

'84. Benjamin F. Turner, who is studying at Newton Theological Semi- 
nary, will preach during the vacation at Niiddlebury, Mass. 

*86. Preparatory to entering Newton Theological Seminary, Thomas J. 
Ramsdell will teach during the fall term at Shapleigh, Me. 

MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE. 

'59. The Rev. Silas L. Blake, of Fitchburg Mass., was among those 
who addressed the Alumni of Andover Theological Seminary on June 9. 

*6o. The Rev. Giles F, Montgomery, of Phoenix, N. Y., until lately a 
missionary in Marash, Turkey, thinks he is needed more in Turkey than in 
this country, and will go back to Marash in August. 

'70. The address of the Rev. Eugene F. Wright, is Rockton, instead of 
Pecatonica, III. 

'80. Willis A. Guernsey is now at Lynn, Mass., in the electro-lighting 
business. 

*8i. The Rev. James L. Barton writes from Harpoot, Turkey, under 
date of March 22, 1886, as follows: "You will see that my address has 
changed from Hartford, Conn., to the above. Under the A.B.C.r .M. I am con- 
nected with the work here for the education and evangelization of the Arme- 
nians. Our field is considerably larger than the State of Massachusetts, 
and contains twenty-four churches, nearly 200 stations, one endowed 
college, one theological seminary, three boarding schools, and over 
100 fitting schools, with more than 4,000 scholars under instruction. 
The course in the college requires five years, and is but little inferior, 
if any, to the New England college. There are nearly 600 scholars 
in the college boarding and preparatory schools of this city. The Rev. Orsa 
P. Allen, Amherst, '52, a Delta U., is here also. Let me congratulate the 
Quarterly upon its great success. It is an able paper and an honor to the 
Fraternity. Its Alumni Notes will render it of great worth to the Alunmi." 



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RUTGERS COLLEGE. 

'59. The Rev. John H. Van Doren has been installed as pastor of the 
Ref onned church at Elsopus, N. Y. His address is Ulster Park, Ulster Co., 
N. Y- 

'59. The Rev. Henry M. Voorhees began his pastorate at Helderburg, 
N. Y.» on June 9, 1886. 

'60. The Rev. John A. Beardslee has been appointed one of a committee 
to ^o to Holland and attempt to secure the works of the principal Dutch 
auuiors for Hope College. 

'62. The Rev. Elbert N. Sebring is now at Leeds, N. Y. 

'69. The Rev. John Hart was commissioner for the classis of Philadel- 
pliia in the recent trial in the General Synod of the Reformed (Dutch) 
Church in session at New Brunswick, N. J. 

'71. The Rev. John H. Wyckoff. who recently returned from the mis- 
sionary field in India, may be addressed at Bound Brook, N. J. 

'82. William L Chamberlain was ordained a missionary on June 20, in 
Kirkpatrick Chapel. Dr. Campbell, who had preached the sermon to Dr. 
Chamberlain on a similar occasion, now preached to the son. Mr. Cham- 
berlain will sail for India in about a year's time. 

BROWN UNIVERSITY. 

'64, The Hon. Ratcliffe Hicks, of New York, N. Y., was registered at 
the Hotel du Louvre, Paris, May 7. 

'67. The Rev. Joseph F. Fielden, who is pastor of a flourishing Baptist 
church, at Winchester, Mass., was married in June to Miss Annie Gardner 
of that city. 

'70. Prof. E. Benjamin Andrews, D.D., LL.D., of Brown University, 
delivered the annual address before the Y. M. C A. of the University of 
Vermont 27. The college paper, TAe University Cynic, speaks of it as " a 
remarkably fresh, vigorous, original and eloquent inculcation of the duty of 
conscientious independence of thought and action." 

'81. George F. Bean is now attorney for the American Boot and Shoe 
Reporting Co. of Boston. His address is 147 Sumner Street. 

'81. Bom March 20, 1886, in Westboro, Mass., a daughter. Flora Belle, 

to Mr. and Mrs. George B. Brigham. 

'81. Cornelius W. Pendleton, of Los Angeles, Cal., was married in San 
Francisco, July 12, to the daughter of J. D. Brower, Esq. 

'82. Frank F. Brigham has completed his year as house-physician at the 
city hospital in Lynn, Mass., and has commenced practising m that city. 

'82. Stewart Chaplin is doing editorial work on the New York Ex- 
aminer, 

'82. Newton S. Fuller was married June 29, 1886. 

'83. Arthur £. Baker is teaching in the Pearl and Eleventh Street School 
at Los Angeles, Cal. 

'83-'84. Isaac B. Burg^ess is a teacher in Rogers' High School, Newport, 
R. I. Frank M. Bronson is also teacher in the same school. 



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MADISON UNIVERSITY. 

*72. The following comments on " The Wreckers," a novel by the Rev, 
George Thomas Dowling, D.D., of Cleveland, O., speak for themselves : 

The immediate success of " The Wreckers/* bv Geo. Thos. Dowling, docs 
not surprise me, for I have watched him all along on his way to the front. 
Now he puts into the press a book, brilliant, Iife>like, tmique, timely and use* 
ful. It i? certain that, as an author, he will fully equal his great power as a 
preacher. — T, De Witt Talmage, 

It is full of life and movement, and we fully expect to see it dramatized. — 
Philadelphia Inquirer, 

" The Wreckers " is a social study, dealing with humble types of life, with 
a thoroughly fascinating plot, and one elaborated with skill and ingenuity. — 
Boston Evening Traveller. 

The story becomes intensely dramatic. The demand for it in this city 
has taken on the character of a rush. — Cleveland Plaindealer, 

It is an excellent story, abounding in good lessons. In its romantic char- 
acters, fine descriptions, sarcasms without bitterness, with its friendly inter- 
woven argument, the author proves himself no novice, even if it is a first effort 
in fiction. — Chicago Inter-Ocean, 

A book like ** The Wreckers ** will help better to a comprehension of our 
duties to each other, and a proper understanding of the rights and needs of 
labor, than would volume upon volume of essays on political and. social 
economy. — Philadelphia Record. 

The fourth edition of " The Wreckers " is now ready. 

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY. 

*66. The Rev. S. Gedney Keyser, of Dobbs' Ferry, N. Y., received the 
degree of A.M. at Commencement. 

*8i. Horace G. Underwood, who was a missionary at Seoul, Corea, has 
received an appointment to a position under the Corean govemmenL 

'84-*86-*88. Charles H. Roberts, '86, has been elected captain of the 
Brooklyn Athletic Club's Lacrosse team. Charles A. Bush, '84, Frederick 
M. Crossett, '84, and Harry E. Shell, '88, are also members of the team. 

'86. John S. Lyon will teach Latin and Greek next year in the Friends' 
Female Seminary, New York, N. Y. 

CORNELL UNIVERSITY. 

'70. Prof. Theodore B. Comstock, of the State College at Champaign, 
111., took his second degree from Cornell at the last Commencement. 

'72. The first honorary degree ever conferred on a ^aduate of Cornell 
University was that of LL.D. given to President David Starr Jordan, of 
Indiana University, at the recent commencement. President Jordan sailed 
for Europe recently on the Westernland, of the Red Star Line. 

'73. Prof. John G. Newkirk, of the State University of Indiana, at 
Bloomington, has resigned the chair in History at that institution. His 
esignation to take effect January i, 1887. 



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SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY. 

a medical missionary to Japan, 

ow Sendi, Miyagaken, Japan. 

"84. During the months of July and August, Ezra S. Tipple wil! occupy 

the pulpit of the Mt. Vernon Place M. E. Church in Baltimore, Md, At the 

last Commencement, the degree of Ph.D. was conferred on Brother Tipple 

by Syracuse University. 

MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY. 

'79. Isaac C. Goff. formerly of Los Angeles, Cal., is now with his 
brother, Fred Goff, '82, at Cleveland, O. 

■81. Asa D. Whipple was elected secretary and treasurer of the Central 
Michigan Alumni Association of the U. of M., at their recent meeting. 

'83. Franklin C. Bailey, who has just finished his course at Union The- 
ological Seminary, will preach the coming year at Kasoto, Minn. 

*82-'83. Jacob E. Reighard will take the place on the Faculty of Howard 
Ayers, who goes to Harvard next year. 

'83. The law firm of Potter 8l Thompson, Alden H. Potter and lames 
McK. Thompson, of Minneapolis, has expanded into first floor front offices. 

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY. 

'83. The Rev. Walter A. Evans has recently been installed a pastor of 
the Congregational Church at Cherokee, la. 

"83. The Rev. H. Olin Cady received his degree of A.M. this Com- 
mencement. He received bis degree B.D. at the Commencement of Garrett 
Biblical Institute, in May. 

'83. Frank Reynolds has just returned to his home in Evanston. having 
graduated from the Boston School of Technology, 

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