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A Day and Night Emil C. Pfeippbr, Harvard^ '89. 287 

Aluhni of Dklta U 75, i39» 219 

A Modern Instance George G. Saxe, Jr., Columbia^ '87. 339 

Among the Exchanges... Albert W. Ferris, New York^ '78. 132, 210, 268 

A Western Sunset John H. Haggerty, Narthwestemt '91. 40 

Book Review Z^S 

Chapter Directory ...1,87, 165, 243 

Chapter Libraries Wilson L. Fairbanks, Tu/ts^ ^87. 39 

Chapter News.. Frederick M« Crossett, J\^tw York, '84. 51, 109, 190, 301 

Delta U Addison B. Lorimer, Coiby, ^S&. 138 

Delta U. News Items.. .F. M. Crossett, New York, '84. 50^ 107, 186, 293 

Down the Hudson L» C. Crouch, Cornell^ '89. 172 

Editorial 45, 291 

Fraternity Directory 2, 88, 166, 244 

Gossip on Timely Topics Wilson L. Fairbanks, Tufts, '87, 245 

Greek .Letter Gossip.. F. M. Crossett, New York, '84. 63, 121, 205, 256, 2^ 

Here and There 46 

In Memorlam Albert W. Ferris, New York, '78. 68, 118 

Ivy Ode W. Armitage Beardslee, Jiutgers, '88. 364 

Letters from Chapters: 

Williams, Hamilton, Amherst, Adelbert, Colby, Rochester 
Brown, Madison, Cornell 25 

Mtddlebury, Rutgers, Madison, Marietta, Northwestern La- 
fayette, Lehigh, Tufts 94 

Williams, Hamilton, Amherst, Colby, Rochester, Michigan 
Pennsylvania. 175 

Union, Amherst, Adelbert, Wisconsin, Columbia, Tufts 248 

New Initiates 158 

Of Love and Death Maybury Fleming, New York, '72. 171 

Poem (Fifty-third Convention) Homer Greene, Union, '76. 17 

Reviews 86, 163, 241 

Song of the Water Sprites Edward H. Brush, Columbia, '87. 62 

Statistical Table for 1887-88.. F, M. Crossett, New York, '84. 300 

The Delta Upsilon Camp of 1887... W. J. Warburton, Columbia, 'go, 89 

The Fifty-third Convention Edward H. Brush, Columbia, '87. 42 

The New Year Maybury Fleming, New York, '72. 16 

The Power of Literature in Education, 

William Eluot Griffis, D.D., Rutgers, '69. 3 

The University of Pennsylvania A. W. Russell, Jr., Pa,, '87. 167 

To Arcytas John C. Shedd, Marietta, '91. 184 

Translation from the Odes of Horace, Book I, Ode XI, 

James B. Morman, Rochester, '90. 93 

Upon A Winter Morning Maybury Fleming, New York, '72. 117 

Veteris Vestigia Fl AMMiC S. M. Bricknbr, Rochester, *88. 147 















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

The LI Vth Annual Ccmvention of the Fraternity will be held with the AdiWeri 
Chapter, at Cleveland, O., November, 1887. 

The oflicers are: 

Honorary President - Hon. William Bross, WU&ams^ '38. 

Active President . Arthur C. Ludlow, Adelberi^ '84. 

FIRST Vice-President • Norton T. Horr, Cornell^ '82. 

Second Vice-President - Hon. Randall J. Condon, Olby^ *86. 

Third Vice-President Evan H. Hopkins, Adiibert, '89. 

Secretary .... Albert J. Phinney, Adillurt^ '9a 

Treasurer .... FkEDERiCK V. Fisher, Syroiuse^ '9a 

Orator Rev. George T. Ddwling, D.D., A#<u&Mf, '72. 

Poet Winthorp B. Chamberlain, Michigan^ *84. 

Historian .... Charles B. Parker, M.D., Rochester^ '74. 

Chaplain .... Rev. Henry M. Ladd, D.D., MiddUhury^ ^72, 

Librarian .... Edward H. Brush, C^iumhia^ '87. 

the executive council. E^m. 

Otto M. Eidlitz, Conuli, '81 1888. 

Charles £. Hughes, Brewn^ *8i ------- - 1889. 

Frederick M. Crossett, New York^ '84 1889. 

Alonzo M. Murphey, Amherst, *87 1889. 

Henry £. Schsll, New York, '88 1888. 

William J. Warburton, Columbia, '90 1888. 

5>^^/ary— Frederick Melvin Crossett, Box 2887, New York City. 

the alumni information bureau. 
5/«rr/arK— Charles Seabury Eytinge, 326 West 51st Street, New York City. 

THE quinquennial CATALOGUE. 

WiLUAM Sheafe Chase, Brown, '81, EdUor^in-Chief, 
Now ready for delivery. Price, in cloth, I3.50; morocco, $6.50. 

the delta upsilon song-book. 
Now ready for delivery. Price, in cloth, I1.65, by maiL 

the delta upsilon quarterly. 

THE DELTA UPSILON QUARTERLY is conducted by a board of editors 
elected annually by the Fraternity Convention. Its aim is to further the interests 
of the Fraternity, and provide a medium of communication between its members. 
Contributions to its pages and items of interest to the Fraternity are solicited from 
friends. Alumni and Undergraduates. 

The price of subsoiption is two dollars per volume. 

Back numbers. — ^Volumes n. III, IV and V mav be had; price, %i each. 

To Advertisers. — Contracts for advertising will be made on these terms: Pre- 
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one page, $50^ four issues; one-half page, $30. 

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Delta Upsilon Quarterly. 


FREDERICK MELVIN CROSSETT, New York, "84, EditokdcChikf. 

Charlxs Skabury Eytingb, C^htmhia^ '87. Hkmkt Wklls Brcsh, ColumbU^^ 
Albert Warrsn Feulis, Nem York^ '78. Asa Wvivkoop, Rutgtrs^ '87. 

Vol. VL OCTOBER, 1887. No. 1, 


Oration bxforb thx FiFry-TmRO Annual Convention of the Delta 
Upsilon Fraternitt, at New Brunswicx, N. J., 

October 28, 1887, bt 


and Gentiemen^ Brothers in Delia UpsHon. 
In visiting my dear old Alma Mater ^ I bring before your kind at- 
tention a theme ages old, yet ever fresh; scholastic and theoretical 
perhaps, yet eminently practical and pertinent to oar age and country. 
I have refrained from any controversial topic, or even special subject 
which might not interest a general audience. I follow this course not 
simply out of courtesy to the guests who honor us, but because Delta 
Upsilon has passed the day of defense for life, and has no desire for 
offense or proselytism. The Rutgers Chapter, of which your speaker 
was a member in his happy college days, once illustrated the struggle 
for life. She now exemplifies the survival of the fittest, and dwells in 
peace and honor. 


In my last address before the Fraternity on its Fiftieth Annivereaiy 
held in New York, in setting forth "The Manliness of Non-Secrecy/' 
I showed that we had no further attitude to maintain of defense or 
offense. If as chapters, or as a brotherhood, we had more than once 
changed name, badge, and point of strategy; these were the changes 
of a growing plant, and not of a passing cloud. We were not 
ashamed to follow the illustrious example of the American colonies 
before and during the Revolution, when various flags and forms of 
government, with hostility to Great Britain, were in vogue, but which 
finally changed into unity on the one hand and fraternity on the other. 
Still, holding to the benefit of brothertiood with non-secrecy, we join 
with all Greek-letter societies in the American collie system to assist in 
banishing brutality from halls of learning; to promote the best ends of 
undergraduate life by the culture of manly character; and, after the 
partings of Commencement Day, to afford mutual stimulus to enjoy- 
ment of and leadership in the sciences and humanities. From this 
point of view I ask from all this evening gracious attention and 
kindly consideration; and shall feel more highly rewarded if my plain 
discourse, which makes no pretensions to rhetoric or oratory, secures 
the practical and positive results it will point out to you, rather than 
any personal flatteries you might be tempted to bestow. 

My theme is. The Power of Literature in Education. 

The letter and the living teacher are the two greatest fiictors in edu- 
cation. To reach the fullness of God's measure of a man, we need to 
keep these in operation fiom in&ncy to old age; fix>m the dawn-light 
of perception to the evening calm of wisdom. If life be plodding, we 
must make these the two wheels of our car; if it be soaring, these 
must be the wings of our flight. 

A book is the nearest approach to the visible embodiment of a soul 
that dwells no longer with us in flesh. Milton calls a good book the 
life-blood of a master spirit As wonderful, and more real, than the 
miracle of the lique&ction of the blood of St Januarius, is the power 
of literary life-blood. Though from dead ink and paper, it warms 
life anew by transfusion in minds wherein ''thoughts breathe and 
words bum." Even the ribs of a so-called dead language may enshrine 
a soul of life; and no language can be truly dead wherein living 

moving fips of 

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VDCVOlvcd, HBlHllpd pbCBCBBBBL JO^ ^ ^ 

Ignorant of ktteRL He wto aeeks ir aone. ir jcmti ag me Li'nifTn>g s^ 

dream, may, b^ignodv 

on die material hewovji 

in things vboDj nev. 

in die death of a trash, 

oot fiidier or mothec KBvr. lii^n^e bs 

fidng health, hie; irpntaTvii. rnnanrr. 3 

white enamd, vhkh bocks wDclf bs«c iiuf ima bftC 

won. The tcdlers and wairVn a:e slI sssxt iriir raae iir 

to rise and ligfab to appev; vikoae sbam if ^ eoska ^ wnsr 1: en 

is but an echo of a sooxmI hearf jonr ar^ Ti be tezL 

steadfast gleams, the socne iwrui*^^ of me Lpcs ir innzisnrr's 
"glorioos inkj way," is to aboie a r a >g crS ^n jubc and s: be Tmr-rar 
against bUx ihmn. As die aKTSDaiaer's k3hr^je5^ bfy-trng^ 
armor of proof against the pngxtosckaciaDs :f w ucSm hmarci; 
people who would destioj the priie ani riie 013 »:cn=err ok m 
comet, as a geological saner saves die pzae of aase n&i TTi'-r-^isal 
fix>m the mining fever of die diMLoi e ni s of ^^ij e s cr t^ad 
think they have strack gold or anT^.rac^ , so die man z£ 

entrenched against the venom of the tes&;»nrflT ordiodDKa::^ daehcat 
of the heretic We have onljr to read die classJ c page t3 igjxY4e 
npon die phrases appoientlT pii n ted yesDerdaT. and lo hear again the 
battle cries of momenitaiy majorities^ diat deden dbe minDrirr wLicb 
has tnith on its side. 

So &r from discoimging, this knowledge of ancscnttezts^ vrhileit 
humbles ns aijght, arms and eqoips against frxnd and crafi, mvesfrom 
cheat and deception, devdops ns 10 the stature of the giants that were 
"in those dajs;" and gives as the stiei^iih of the "bnpemcn" who 
were " before Hector." Coltoie, vrhidi comes from habitnal thought 
fed by the wisdom of die past, joined to warm sjmpadiy with the work 


of the present, tends to keep the mind in trae equilibrium and orbit, 
and gives us that &ith in the age and the ages which overcomes the 
world. As Americans we need un&iling reverence for what is 
perennially pure and holy; for what follows the pattern shown the 
men of God in all ages and lands who meet the* Eternal in the high 
mount of communion and fear not to declare the vision; and we need 
equally well to be emancipated from the inferences and speculations of 
priest and state-craft which have hardened into dogmas and become so 
sacred that to challenge them may be tantamount to martyrdom. 

The might of literature upon generations and individuals, and its 
power to form and feed the mind, is shown in the persistency of liter- 
ary types. This is one of the marvels of the age and the ages. Man- 
kind is as unconsciously influenced, not only by the prophet's images 
of truth, but by the spell of poet or story-teller, as by ancestral traits 
that reappear unseen and unsuspected. The impression made is so 
deep that centuries cannot erase or obliterate it A wrong opinion 
formed by reading grows into a conviction, and becomes an idol 
which morals, religion, the revelation of new knowledge, long assault 
in vain. Deaf to arguments, statistics, preachings or ridicule, 
the delusion lives on. Long must the ark of God stand beside the 
shrine before Dagon falls. On the other hand, revelation, knowledge, 
fact, or truth, when clothed in chaste style, seems proof against oblivion 
and its garments defy the moths of time. The unwritten vision is as 
air, the revelation uncommitted to scripture is as pearl and diamond 
cast in mire; but inwrought in letters, and made text, it becomes 
like the mosaic of adamant on which the feet may stand and the eye 
feast, while the glory of the color and the pathos of the picture live 
unworn for ages. 

True of classic prose, this is signal and eminent in lyric or epic 
song. The types of Homer, Dante, Milton, are still to millions, 
even to those innocent either of the originals or translations of their 
imperishable texts, ''the glass of fashion and the mould of form." To 
these types the leaders of thought revert ceaselessly. Not in vain does 
Matthew Arnold, read Homer thirty times in the original, and our 
own Lowell make a score of intellectual tours through Dante's Para- 
dise, Purgatory, and Inferno, each time discovering new wonders. The 
scriptures of the blind bard and the Tuscan seer are to the scholar 
the labor-saving epitomes oijuventus mundi, and of the spiritual cos- 


mography so dear, so real to the mediaeval mind. They are also 
exhaustive summaries and cyclopaedias, combining in themselves 
worth and beauty, the literature of knowledge, and the literature of 

In English letters William Shakespeare gave us almost a new lan- 
guage, and foreshadowed the limitless possibilities of our world-con- 
quering English speech. He added, it is reasonable to suppose, as 
many as seven thousand new words or meanings which refuse to be 
obsolete. Indeed, to the words first cradled by Shakespeare's genius, 
we can, now that they are grown up, apply the complaint against his 
superiors of the junior officer longing for promotion, ''few die and 
none resign." His types of character too are not only indestructible, 
but "age cannot wither, nor custom stale their infinite variety." 
When will Shylock die? From the plot of a foigotten romance, by a 
feat of literary metempschycosis, the sordid Christian of the tale be- 
comes the incarnate Jew-demon of the deathless drama. The 
Hebrew of to-day, and his friend, the truth-loving critic, may both 
cry out "un&ir, no such Jew then or now." But erase, forget, the 
people will not Like the ineradicable water-marks beneath the 
manuscript, like the uncleansable stain on Bluebeard's key, the popu- 
lar image remains. Not till we bury Shakespeare will the ghost of 
Shylock down. Despite histoiy, &ct, argument, eloquence, we see 
him yet among the Israelites of to-day. We are swayed in our 
judgments by him. We may purge the dictionary, but not Shake- 

John Milton, so far as he is read, does not usually pass for a dog- 
matic theologian; yet, consciously or unconsciously, his epic is the 
hand-book of popular theology. In vain do myriads of myrmidon 
commentators — Scott, Clarke, Olshausen, Alford, Stuart, Abbott — 
explain the sacred text. One canto of the blind Puritan equals a 
thousand, and two put ten thousand pulpiteers to flight. Translator 
and reviser fall under his potent spell. The text of King James, au- 
thorized or of Westminster, in plain pica or long primer, avails not 
against the mystic influence of the blind man over his readers. In 
their brains the specters of Paradise Lost flit and gaze. The abstrac- 
tion, mamon^ standing in Holy Writ with the uncapitaled simplicity 
of a common noun, becomes a magnified incarnation, if not of flesh 
and blood, at least of angelic fhime and ichor. He is still 


<* The least erected tpirit that feU 
From Hearen; for even in Heaven his looks and tfaonghtt 
Were alwajrs downward bent, admiring more 
The riches of Heaven's pavement, trodden gold, 
Than aught divine or holy else enjoyed 
In vision beatific." 

Belial is known, not as an adjective, but as a glib and plausible 
orator; while Satan is a proud fellow, highly admirable in several 
fiiscinating traits of character; and, like his fellows of the poem, was 
certainly once in Heaven, where the battle raged with smell of sulphur 
and gunpowder. For the people, Milton settles even the origin of evil. 

So Bunyan, spite of rationalist, critic, or prelate, stands level with 
prophet or apostle, and excels Ezekiel or Peter, while holding his own 
with Paul or Augustine, luring even preacher from his Bible to find 
theme, text, sermon-tissue and color in the tinker's dream. 

Turn to our own land, and you behold a still greater wonder of the 
wizard's art in letters. New York, the State which first won and still 
holds the title of "Empire," and the first really American common- 
wealth, was settled by a race of men who first created a republic in 
northern Europe. These stalwart sons of liberty in Holland first won 
Protestant faith and liberty of conscience, granted toleration, estab- 
lished the registration of land by deeds accessible to the public, the 
township system, representation for taxation, the supremacy of the 
judiciary over legislature or executive, and many, if not most, of the 
features of republican government now characteristic of the American 
political system. And this they did before Pilgrim, Puritan, or New 
England received even their names. They built up a great naval and 
commercial commonwealth, even while waging a struggle lasting 
through two generations with the most powerful nation then on the 
earth. They who snatched their native land firom the water, ruled the 
seas and commonwealtlis on all continents. They girdled the world 
with rich possessions, "having first," as Motley shows, " laid together 
* * * many of the cyclopean blocks out of which Uie British realm 
at a later period has been constructed." These men, descendants of 
the Utanic hosts that overran or resisted the Roman Empire, were in 
physique superbly built; tall, stout, yet lithe, hardy, enduring. In in- 
tellect they had few superiors; in learning they excelled. Their com- 
mon school system enlightened the peasant; their universities were the 


beacons of Europe; tfadr achohn were peers to the learned in anj 
knd. In devotional spirit and intense religions conviction they fall 
beyond none of the Ftotestant &ith or the Holy Catholic Church. 
They planted the first organized Protestant church and the oldest 
school on this continent They took with them into all their settle- 
ments, firom Formosa to the New Netherlands, their dominie and 
their schoolmaster, and quickly built their church and their school 
No nobler type of humanity was seen in the seventeenth century than 
that of the Hollander. 

Yet what avails all this? Is not the popular idea of a settler of 
the New Netherlands a little, hi, bloated, dwarf-like fellow, not much 
taller than his pet pipe, half concealed in tobacco smoke; built on the 
model of a beer keg; swathed in voluminous woolen folds, as many 
as their are skins to an onion; living with his mouth in a mug of 
schnapps; irascible, stupid, with pig eyes, a pudding face, and a skull 
impenetrable to ideas ? What avails history, before Irving's fiiscinating 
caricature and immortal jest ! How would the Pilgrim Fathers and 
Puritan settlers, supposed to be the originators of American ideas, 
have &red under such mockery as would have made even Olympian 
deities laugh at themselves? Yet, despite the essential fitlseness of view 
of this son of a Scotchman, behold how popular lecturers. New Eng- 
land historians, and book-makers, with unconscious but tell-tale pre- 
cision, get their so-called &ct8, copy their ideas, and daub in Uieir 
"local color " firom Irving, Oh, the magic of style and the might of 
mirth I Ages may be required to overcome the spell of this humorous, 
but not luminous, glow cast over the eariy history of New York by one 
of her sons. It will be overcome only when diamond shall cut dia- 
mond; when, with like potency of style and creative mystery of genius, 
some literary wizard shall arise to recover the forgotten truth. Who 
shall yet set forth in fiction, which is the vehicle, not of fact, but of 
truth, the sweetness, the purity, the loveliness, and the heroism of the 
seventeenth century Dutch ? May that genius soon arise, while the 
scholar and historian, with clearest argument, demonstrate the Holland- 
er's part in the making of the American and of the Constitution of the 
United states. 

Time would fail me to call the dead roll of the mighty names that 
still rule the intellect of millions by the power of letters. Confucius 
perhaps leads all who have yet spoken or written on this earth in the 


number of pupils, admirers, and readers. Our own age has witnessed 
the flowering of a nation whose bloom of art now wafts its fragrance 
in every land. Japan astonishes us by the refinement of her sons, and 
the intensity of her energies in adopting Western ideas and systems. 
Like bees after honey, her emissaries, with wondrous sagacity, discern 
earth's fairest flowers of art, science, and human attainment With 
untiring industry they penetrate the secrets of all lands, races, and 
civilization to gather the unique deposits of each, bearing them to their 
Pacific hive. Yet the mystery of her own inward revolutions and her 
change of attitude to the world cannot be understood unless we see 
the quickening of mind, the kindling of new ideas, the life-giving 
power of unveiled truth, which began a century and a-half before 
Perry's advent Time's latest offspring is an illustration of the power of 
thought and literature. Like one of her own volcanoes, Japan was a 
pent-up mass of potencies that awaited some apparent accident to 
burst forth into sublime manifestation. The torch of history, flashing 
into the past century, reveals the groups of native scholars gathered 
here and there, searching the old texts, gathering the ancient manu- 
scripts that in temple crypt or obscure village had survived war, flood 
and fire. We see the Chinese refugees driven out from Peking by the 
Manchiu Tartars, come to Japan with their books and their learning, 
like the Constantinopolitan Greek scholars fleeing before the Turks to 
the universities of Europe with the Greek New Testament in their 
hands. The group of Mito historians tell again the forgotten stoiy of 
ancient history, and urge its study by the people. With more industry 
and patience than required for the unwrapping of a mummy or the un- 
rolling of a papyrus, they toil on, tearing off the veils of truth, until 
behind the most potent military power, behind the duarchy that divides 
allegiance between Sho-gun and Mikado, behind the feudalism that 
sunders, weakens and oppresses, they reveal in all its augustness and 
beauty that ancient and admirable heritage, which more than one 
thing differentiates Japan from China — a strong central government 
They paint the golden age of the nation when the Throne was unawed 
by the Camp, and the civil ruler was above the soldier; until, the 
people bum to hasten back again the age of gold. 

More influential even than the Mito school of writers is the lone 
scholar, Rai Sanyo. Delicate in health, almost unknown at first, this 
indomitable thinker and ^cinating stylist, with amazing industry and 


nnflinrhing spirit, after twenty jeazs ctf ocmtmiioiis labor complftad, m 
1827, his history. With courage diat rose saperior to the cen9or*s baa, 
and quailed not before thedangersof imprisonment, this manly acfaobi' 
toUed on. More than anj one book of Japan's volnminoas litentoic; 
and with a power equal to whole iibrarieSy diis woriL oi Rai Sanyo's 
fonned the opinion and convicti<Hiswhidi at last, armed and oiganiaed, 
overthrew feudalism and doarchy, and after seven oentorics gave onoe 
more to Japan that strong national government by whidi, under Frovi* 
dence, renascence in civilization and oatflowcring to the worid be- 
came possible. Of the thoosands oi Japan samoiai yqpth who haws 
virited or studied in Europe or America, I haxard the assfttion that it 
would be rare to find one who has not studied Rai Sanyo's book, veiy 
much as a Christian studies his BS>le. 

Literature then, from whatever age, ooontiy, or dviUalion, is a 
mighty factor in human progress, and in the evolutioo of the fa^ghest 
Qrpe of man. A thorough treatment of this sabjtct as a^iplied to the 
origin, development, present status^ and fiitnre lines oi growth of oor 
own country, has not yet been attempted, so fitf as I know, by any 
scholar. Yet it must be confessed that until the knowledge of the mind 
that shapes a civilization is known, its histoiy cannoC be tcrfd; at least, 
as Thuycidides would tell it In the so-called histories of the oolooies 
or of American literature, but little systematic inqniiy has been made 
concerning the books read, and the libraries brought from beyond sea. 
Yet these should be known and their effects 2ppni9t± The evolntioa 
of the modem New Englander from the Puritan, and of the New 
Yorker from the Huguenot and Hollander, would be moredeariy un- 
derstood did we know the intellectual food prefened by or furnished 
to them. Strange as it may seem, and little as it may be believed, I 
incline to think that deUes kiiret and the classic English literature have 
been more popularly appreciated and most widely read in the Middle 
and Southern States. The circulating and public libraiy, and the 
household equipment in poetry, fiction, drama, histoiy and standard 
essays, nowsocharacteristicof New England were unknown two gener- 
ations ago. The wonderful dawn and fiill day of popular enjoyment 
of European and native song, stoiy, and drama is within the memory 
of many living men. At the opening (^ this century there was a dearth 
of literature in New England which, viewed from the present, seems, 
almost incredible. Most of the reprints of the Elizabethan English 


I, the polite essays and criticism of Queen Ann's time, the 
poetry of the Georgian and Victorian eras, the literature of culture in 
Greek, Latin and German, are found to bear more numerously the im- 
prints of publishers in New York, Philadelphia, and other cities south, 
before they were issued in Boston or that portion of our country now 
richest in libraries, and the apparatus of culture. The first American 
Oreek New Testament was indeed printed at Worcester, Mass., but 
Philadelphia ten years before had issued Epictetus in the original. 

It would be an interesting field of study, and I suggest it not only 
to Delta Upsilon men, but to all my fellow students of Rutgers, to take 
•certain areas of our country settled by definite lines of immigration, 
catalogue their early books, recover the stoiy of their libraries, and thus 
appraise and ponderate their literaiy and intellectual wealth. Such 
studies would haye high value towards the full elucidation of our com- 
plex national story. I am inclined to believe that the equipment in 
pure literature of the Dutch, Huguenot, and continental immigrants 
of the seventeenth centuiy equaled or even excelled, that of the 
settlers coming directly firom Great Britain to this country. If so, it 
may possibly explain the more tolerant character of those with whom 
persecution, witch-burning, Indian wars, and the hunting, for cash 
bounties, of red men's scalps, were less common than in the land 
whose orators on Fore&thers' Day are apt to claim monopoly of 
American religion, virtue and intellect Literature has a tendency to 
humanize, to a degree far exceeding that inherent in the dogmatic 
achievements of the Latin Church inherited so largely in bulk by 
Protestantism. In theology, political and economical thinking and 
writing, probably the sons of Massachusetts lead all Americans; but 
in the quality of the reading which enriches, adorns and mellows 
human life, the first settlers of the Middle States were more opulent 
than their neighbors who dwelt in a rockier soil, and believed the red 
men to be sons of Anak and Agag, and their former Dutch hosts in 
Connecticut to be interlopers. 

As interesting and most valuable contributions to local history, let 
me suggest that the story of the volumes first imported with the house- 
hold treasures from the old countries the books most widely read; 
those first printed or reprinted; those produced as original writing; in 
short, the literary history of each of our river-valleys, counties, cities 
or towns, be studied and committed to writing. Who, if not college 


graduates^ shoald thus set themselves to recover the unwritten chapters 
of local literary history? Whether in manuscript, bearing the im« 
print of some obscure follower of Gutenberg or Franklin, or sump- 
tuously published, every village and town should collect the literary 
products of her sons and daughters. For myself I cannot conceive the 
outcome of any printing-office, however humble, to be without its 
pathos and interest To the enthusiastic collector, such a search must 
call for the many a joyful ' 'eureka. " Speaking from experience, the work 
has delights peculiar to itself. May I not hint that Rutgers College, 
whose history is so identified with this historic city, should have an 
alcove endowed by some liberal-minded citizen for the collection and 
preservation of all and every literary production, in print or script^ 
of those whose home was here in the Raritan valley. Not alone 
ahould the portly tomes and stately volumes of her distinguished 
flc:holars and public men be on her shelves, but every poem, song, 
drama, and story, wherein our many-sided human life is photographed. 
At the Centennial Exposition, no product of the cosmos there dis- 
played was more eloquent to the reflective mind than the various 
libraries of original writings of their alumni furnished by a few of the 
American colleges. Here bloomed the century plants of intellect, 
nourished in the old gardens of learning, beautiful, fragrant, and 
lovely. So every city, town, and historic village should preserve the 
literary memorials of her children, whether bred in the college or 
trained by other teachers in schools without roo& None more than 
the true man of letters is more glad or willing to confess that on this 
planet, and in this many-sided human life, literature though one of the 
noblest, is, after all, only one of the many potencies that make history 
and shape the soul for the hereafter. If however literature be so 
mighty a power, does it not behoove us all to make ourselves its 

I look through the perspective of a busy experience, when 
I say that we should do this chiefly in the time of our leisure; 
that is, in our undergraduate days. There are two courses of 
study open to all students of a college; nor do I refer to those called 
classical and scientific; full or special; or to any such differences as 
are recognized and formulated in an official catalogue. But I do 
mean the curriculum of the school laid down by Trustees and Faculty, 
and that which a man marks out for himself. The class-room, pro- 


fessor, and text-book fiimish one; the library, nature, and man famish 
the other. Let not my own honored instructors in Ahna Mater^ or 
their successors or co-laborers, tax me with dislojralty or lack of ap- 
preciation, when I say that the greater of the two curricula lies outside 
the class-room. Close acquaintance with, and loving; observation of 
nature, with quick response of loyalty to her sure teachings, will save 
from the cramping and benumbing effects of routine, tradition, and 
that over manufacture of dogma which afflicts so many schools, and in- 
deed most human institutions. Knowledge of man, as he is; close 
contact with the people; sympathy and understanding of society, and 
of individuals in real life, will forewarn, forearm, and save the student 
from those mistakes and pitfalls into which the idealist is ever apt to 
fidl. College, school, and seminary life tends to make the eager man 
of books a recluse, ignorant of live men as they exist in shop and mart* 
While the danger to the mechanical student, the winner of marks, is 
mere acquisition, without culture or the suspicion of it; that to the am- 
bitious and dreamer is self-conceit, mistaking the counters for the coins 
of wisdom, contempt of the unlearned so-called. "Wings will do for 
the azure, but we need boots to walk on paving-stones;" and a journey 
in real life is more often over cobbles and granite than asphalt and 
gravel; while if one does not, like Mercury, carry wings on his sandals 
as well as on his cap, neither gods nor men will trust him as their 

I would, my brothers, that time permitted me to show, with some 
detail, the necessity and benefit of the study, during College life, of 
nature and man. Opportunity does not now allow me to do more 
than plead with my brethren of our Fraternity and the students in my 
Alma Mater to take the fullest course in literature and culture outside 
the class-room that health and precious time, which must be counted 
by the seconds and wisely ordered by system, will allow. 

Rich are the libraries oiAlma Mater ^ and the Sage collection, so far- 
ranging, yet so choice, and for its special purpose one of the very best, 
if not the best, on this continent How I yearned for such, twenty 
years agol Opulent too, I doubt not, are the selections of the liter- 
ary societies. Apart from the benefits derived from Fraternity and 
Chapter, I know nothing in or about Rutgers, or during five years' stay 
in this historic city, to which I feel more intellectual indebtedness than 
to the literary treasures of the Philoclean Society. To the firiendship 


of die best booiks^tothemasteryofthdr treasures I urge you. Whether 
joa in IbtiiTe Hie are to fulfill die colossal vaticinations of jour class 
prophets and the migfatj expectations of your friends, or illustrate the 
phOosopky of Mlure, depends now on yourselves more than on any 
one dae; or any assistance given or withheld; or environment or her- 
edity; luck or the lack <^ it 

Read then the best books, and be at home with the great thoughts 
and words not of this age only, but of all the ages. Whether fitrmer, 
chemist, engineer, i^ysidan, or man of text-books in law or theology, 
begin now to know and love literature. The reasons for failure, or 
low attainment of one's hopes; the death of ambition and atrophy of 
endeavor, idiidi we so often see among so-called college graduates in 
or out of the professions, maybe too deep to be patent, or fully under- 
stood even after some examination. But if you will excuse the para- 
dox, the reason, I believe, why so many college graduates, even vale- 
dictorians and prize-takers, &il, is that they never really graduate. They 
have been, in the matter of routine and formality, graduated with hon- 
ors — ^parchment, flowers, music, bills paid, and home journey made— 
but they have never intellectually stepped out and off. 

Go into the ministiy and how many you find who have never left 
the seminary, but are still preaching Dr. Somebody's lectures, or 
thrashing out the old straw of their note-books, instead of learning 
Christ and that part of his Christianity not specially emphasized in 
this or that theological hall. Look into their libraries and you find chiefly 
that cranny only of the universe of books which they filled just as far 
as purse allowed in their callow seminary days, when they were just 
learning what a book is. 

Look at the moss-backs in the professions, trades, and callings, 
whose radicalism is rooted opinion which stopped growth and became 
timber a generation ago; who show in conversation and mental furnish- 
ing the accumulated, laminated thicknesses of iron-clad ignorance of 
culture. Mold will gather even on bread once taken hot out of the 
oven; and the thought of so many lawyers, doctors and ministers has 
too often a moldy smell, and the schools turn out too many Gibeonites. 
Rather should we go forth to gather daily manna. The only way to 
keep in harmony with the ages and abreast of our own age is to know 
the best thought of time, the times, and sometimes even of half the 
time. The Bible and the newspaper are good, but these with daily 
food of man's best thought between, are better. 


One of the first duties of a theological, legal, medical, or scientific 
student, is to graduate from the seminary, the college, and go on and 
master more fully the science and the art of his calling; to enter upon 
the long perspective of those avenues of knowledge into which the 
best instructor can but open a wicket-gate. The true graduate, ¥dth 
manly, reverent use of his own God-given instruments, will proceed 
to find right latitude and longitude; his true place on earth; and 
his relations with the heavenly lights and meridians. He will lay 
down for himself a base line of knowledge, exact, true, and patiently 
measured, and thence will, without the haste of bigot or trifler; with- 
out the rest of unfaith and indolence, work and wait; until, full orbit 
passed gives those parallaxes which by steady accumulation and patient 
reckoning yield true data for the building of that character which 
survives the wreck of worlds and becomes part of eternity. 

[From Scribtur's Afag'OMtmg.] 

Ashes of Oak — are there no more trees ? 

What if the yule-log whiten and die — 
Blaze and redden and die — what then ? 

Are there no more trees? 

No trees left ! Let the old year go. 

And the old years go, with their bloom and blight; 
Sated with joy and drunk with pain. 

Let the old year go. 

Fallen from pride and gray with fire 

Slain by it, never to glow again — 
But life is more than ashes and night; 

In it lies new fire. 

Ended at last— and to come, more trees, 

Leaf and pleasure and— ay, and grief 

Over dead ashes light new fire — 

Are there no more trees ? 

^Uybury Fleming, 

Nfw York^ '72, 


Read at ike Fifty4kird Ammud QnweiUiem ef Ae Dkua Upsiijox 
FKATERKmr, held wdh ike Rctgkks Chaptkk o/ Xew Brmmswidt, 
N. y., OiMer 28, 1887. 

In college days there were four mutual friends, 

Of whom the writer of this screed was one; 

Through four bright years their friendship ran its coarse. 

With neither jolt nor jar, nor any break 

To mar the pleasure of companionship. 

As class-mates they together struggled with 

The same Greek verbs and Latin poetry; 

Or made attempts to hail each other in 

The modem tongues, with curious results. 

They delved into the science of the mind. 

Discussing learnedly the wherefore and 

The why; rode skittish ponies now and then 

Through mathematic class-rooms; flirted, walked. 

Talked, sang and smoked together through the years; 

And when their time to leave the college town 

Had come, four weeping college widows mourned 

Their mutual loss. 

Commencement day was done. 
Farewells were said to £dr ones by the light 
Of paling stars, and then the gallant four 
Went hurrying up the street, by ones and twos. 
To hold their final meeting in the room 
Where they had met through all the college years. 
With pipe and song and jest and incident 
Recalled the moments passed, till speaking to 
The poet of the company, one said: 
"Young man, 111 give thee just nine minutes by 
The clock thou see'st on yonder wall, to frame 
A rhyme befitting this occasion — one, 
Two, three — ^go ! And thou hast it not complete 
When yonder hand doth touch the figure four. 
The dragon of the great pendragonship 


Devour thee I " So the poet seized his pen 
And in the allotted time, with all rude haste, 
He wrote these stanzas down, then quickly read 
Them to the waiting and the listening three. 

At Parting. 

The day of Commencement is over^ 

The night of the revel is past; 
Our duties as student and lover 
Are finished, and we are in clover 

At last 

No more of the stem conjugation, 

No more of the feathers and fuss. 
No more of the Hellenic nation. 
Nor dead Latin poet's oration 

For us. 

Farewell to ye, Butler and Whately; 
^ Farewell to ye, Davies and Dean; 
Ye were constant companions but lately. 
We shall miss you — ^though not very greatly 

I ween. 

Good night to you, Mattie and Molly; 

No parting is hard — the next day. 
Remember that love is but folly, 
So dry up your tears and be jolly 

And gay. 

Ye venerable walls that surround us, 
Ye trees that obstructed our view. 
Ye bell that did often confound us 
When slumber too recent had bound us. 

Adieu I 

WeVe trodden the campus together, 

O class-mate, companion and friend; 
We've reveled in sunshiny weather; 
But now we have reached of our tether. 

The end. 

FOZH. 19 

To-night we are met, bot tcMnonow 
The ways shall diireige diat we ga 
Though parting is not without sorrow, 
light hearts and bright fiures well Ixhtow 

And show. 

Beyond as the morning is breaking. 
Above ns shines hope in the sky, 
\^thin OS let manhood be waking; 
Be brave both in doing and forsaking. 


The poem finished and the poet still, 

A silence fell upon the company. 

At last one spoke, saying : " What is manhood, and 

What is it to be brave ? " Whereon oar tongaes 

Were loosed, and thoaght and free opinion foand 

Fall play in words. 

Bat while we talked the stars 
Grew dim; the morning gray came in to pale 
The lamp-light's glow and warn us that the hour 
Drew nigh for oar departure. Then, in haste. 
One said: " There comes another night ten years 
From this; let's meet again on that night, and 
With knowledge gained, with wisdom broadened, and 
With riper thought, let each one then recount 
That deed of manhood or of bravery 
That seems to him who tells the tale to reach 
Most high toward ideal nobleness. And this 
Our poet shall give his story to us in 
Mellifluous verse." And so said all of us. 

* « * * * 

The decade quickly passed. One night we met 
Again. Not in the same old room indeed — 
Strange voices and new laughter echoed from 
Its memorable walls. But in a place 
Not far removed we gathered as of old. 
The dust along life's road had settled thick 
Upon us, but with many a song and jest, 


And hearty laugh at some remembered trick 
Of other days, we shook it off, and sat 
As happy and as careless as of yore, 
And heard from each the stoiy of his work: 
Ambition, disappointment, and success. 

The Doctor, in the Esculapian art 

^Well-versed, had met with fortune and with fame 

In Southern lands. 

The Civil Engineer, 

His &ce bronzed from his life on Western plains^ 

Had marked the course of mighty railways with 

His transit, level, rod, and swinging chain. 

The Poet had labored with his pen; had done 

Some work in journalism, had written much; 

All in a quiet way, for magazines 

And for the press. Had sent out one or two 

Short poems that had touched the popular hearty 

And now was just beginning to reap fame 

By reason of his earliest novel, which 

Had pleased the people well. 

And I. I said 

That I had studied law, had gone into 

A quiet country town, had practiced my 

Profession there; had met with neither &me 

Nor fortune, nor with marked success, and yet 

I was content 

At last the question that 

Had stirred us on that night of long ago 

Arose again, and when the roll was called 

We learned that each had brought the record there 

Of some brave deed or some heroic life 

Which pointed out a hero among men. 

The Engineer told us a story of 
The Western plains; of one who braved the storm^ 
The dangers of the drilled snow, the cold 
That stings the heart, to rescue and bring back 
A youth imprisoned in the wild, white waste 
And waiting but for death. 

POSH. 21 

The Doctor's tale 
Was one of that dread time when fever scourged 
His Southern city; and he told of one 
Who came to follow in the path the King 
Of Terrors trod He passed from house to house. 
From hearth to hearth; he helped the stricken poor, 
He closed the lids above dead eyes, he turned 
The shallow soil to hide the lifeless fonns 
From sight; his sole reward the look of love. 
The blessing from parched lips, the approval of 
His conscience and his God. 

The tale I told 
Was of a woman — ^young, fine-grained, high-bom 
And beautiful, but wedded to a man 
Whose evil passions, humored at his will. 
Had placed him on the level of the beast 
Her prayers and tears were mocked, her loving touch 
Was met with brutal blows; but still she clung 
To him. Fear could not draw her from him, nor 
Entreaties make her leave him to his &te. 
She kept her nightly vigils, and she hid 
Her pain by day. She met grim poverty 
And the cold look of those who had been friends 
Without reproach. She turned a smiling face 
Toward the world, the while her tender heart 
Was breaking. So she toiled and waited, watched. 
And wept through all the years, and went to her 
Eternal rest at last with love and prayers 
Upon her paling lips for him who had 
In wanton madness hurried to its home 
The bravest, truest, noblest spirit that 
Had ever dwelt within the human form. 

When all of us, in earnest, fervent words^ 

Had given honor to the multitude 

Of tender, wise, and faithful women, of whom 

The gentle heroine of the tale was but 

A type, our Poet rose, and thus he read 

The rhyme that he had fashioned for our ears. 

22 delta upsilon quarterly. 

The Reforhsr. 

Fresh from the halls of learning came a man 
Prepared to make his way among the best; 
Marking the broad path, the ambitious plan 
Whereby to reach the height where power can 

Compel obedience to the heart's behest 
He sought the applause of men, the sweets of &me. 
To make the world give honor to his name. 

Fortune was his, all good that wealth can buy; 

The best blood of the land ran in his veins; 
Friends crowded 'round him, peace was ever nigh, 
The fires of intellect burned bright and high; 

Even cold and heat were shorn of all their pains. 
And love was his — love with its thousand charms. 
Full with its joys and void of its alarms. 

Slowly there grew into his searching mind, 

The while he sought for truth across the world; 
A knowledge of a wrong against mankind, 
A strange, insidious, creeping wrong that twined 

Its serpent folds about a life and whirled 
It down to ruin, and that left its trail. 
Noxious and noisome through the social vale. 

All men knew well the curse the evil wrought. 

All women trod the thorns upon its path; 
Yet, save a weak arm here and there that fought 
In vain, a weak voice now and then that sought 

To cry it down, no word of righteous wrath 
Was hgard against it, and no powerful hand 
Arose In might to sweep it from the land. 

Its name was only mentioned by the few; 

Its crimes were buried firom the common gaze; 
The rich supplied the food on which it grew, 
The poor, in blind fanaticism, threw 

Their souls and bodies in its path, and days 
And nights men worshiped it in greed and fear, 
In shame and silence, till the end drew near. 

posif. 23 

But this man's noble soul was greatly stirred. 

He cast about for means to stay the sin; 
He went to powerful friends, they only heard 
With deafened ears; some promised, but deferred 

All help or action. Then he sought to win 
The law, the press, the pulpit, but all feared 
So dark and dangerous a foe to beard. 

He sat him down communing with his soul. 

He rose and high resolve had fixed his mind: 
His work lay there beneath him, and his whole 
Great heart went down to meet it But the goal 

His earlier ambition had designed 
To reach, had vanished from his newer sight; 
His future held but toil and pain and night 

Friends sought to turn him from a hopeless quest, 

Foes rose to meet him upon every hand; 
No cheering voice put courage in his breast, 
Of doubt and darkness he was ofl the guest. 

While wrong came down to occupy the land. 
But fear nor &intness never filled his heart; 
He knew, he felt, he acted forth his part 

Dismal and dangerous were the paths he beat, 

Direful and desperate were the souls he met; 
Floods of pollution rolled about his feet. 
The fires of sin burned round with seven-fold heat; 

His eyes with tears for others oft were wet 
But hot his heart grew in the unequal fight, 
And loud his voice went sounding for the right 

One man against the world 1 O struggle vain. 

Fools laughed and wise men wagged their heads, and those 
Who had been firiends fell from him, and the rain 
Of ridicule beat down into his brain. 

And frowning fortune smiled upon his foes. 
At last he lost his love, she too fell back 
And left him loveless on his lonely track. 


A sharp pain pierced him to the heart, but still 

He kept his way, unfaltering in his strength. 
There be worse hurts, far worse, than those that kill. 
He felt them, but he turned his mighty will 

Against them, and they ceased to sting at length. 
No link now bound him to the plenteous past, 
He stood, forsaken and alone, at last 

And yet alone he carried on the fight — 

Fought till his wealth had slipped away like sand; 

Fought till his brown hair turned to changeless white. 

Fought by the light of day, the gloom of night; 
Fought with his pen, his voice, his powerful hand. 

Save here and there a soul released from chains, 

No fruit came of his labor and his pains. 

But the rich soil was turned, the seeds were sown, 

One started here, and there another grew. 
At last he fought and faced no more alone, 
The truths he taught into men's hearts had grown; 

And for his cause their shining swords they drew. 
The conscience of the people had been stirred, 
And gladdening sounds in all the land he heard. 

They rallied to his standard day by day. 

They sent him cheering words across the dark, 
Their eyes had been anointed with the clay 
Mixed with his blood; the mist had cleared away. 

They saw the giant wrong, grew quick to mark 
Its hideous course, grew hot to hurl it back. 
And, led by him, poured fire upon its track. 

At last the land was puiged, the curse was raised. 

The serpent and its brood were lying slain; 
Humanity was free, and all men gazed 
With reverent awe on him whose sword had blazed 

The primal path. To honor him they fain 
Would profifer gifts, place laurel on his head — 
But when they came to crown him, he was dead. 

HoMKR Greene, 

Union, '76. 


Delta Ufsoixi Hocsi, 
WiLLiAXs f^^ttwism WilKawwtmni, Mass. 

Dear Brothkxs: 

As we once more enter npon a oc^^e jear, WSSams voold estend 
a most hearty welcome to all her sister chapters. 

The Chapter was never so flourishing as now, and we are lerr giad 
to be able to say thi& Remembering how short a time it is since we 
were re-established, we almost wonder at the strength to which the 
Chapter has attained; but its strength simply diows what a compan y 
of young men starting oat with a will can da Eight Seniocs» six 
Janiorsy and three Sophomores returned this &11, all more enthosiastic 
than ever in the work of Delta U. '87 took from ns five men. Be> 
sides these we are very sorry to lose Brother Carl & Severance^ who 
has entered Middlebury Coll^;e. 

The College continues to prosper. Lately, the sum of thirty dion* 
sand dollars has been given by Mr. Lasell, a recent gradoafce, and his 
mother, as the sum taken from the CoU^e funds to make np the full 
cost of the gymnasium. Also a very fine art collection has been left 
to the College. 

The entering Freshmen number about seventy, not quite np to that 
of last year's class. The falling ofi* is rather a disappointment But 
Delta U., aside from her interest in the greatest welfare of the CoU^e^ 
has no reason to complain, for she has initiated six as fine men as the 
class contains. 

There has been considerable excitement here this fidl on account 
of the greatly exaggerated reports which have been going the rounds 
of the papers concerning hazing. The reporters seem to have &irly 
outdone themselves in making a big story out of a small matter. There 
has been some hazing, it is true, but it has not been of the mean, 
outrageous sort as has been represented. The custom is dying out 
at Williams, and in a few years we may expect that it will have entirely 
disappeared. Even now the sentiment of by far the greatest part of 
the College is against it. 


The Faculty have had three additions. Mr. Pierson, '83, comes 
as instractor in Sophomore Latin and as Assistant Librarian. Mr. 
Mapes, '86, has the Freshmen in mathematics and also charge of the 
rhetorical work of the under classes. A Hebrew elective has been 
added, this being conducted by the Rev. Mr. Bartlett, of Williams- 
town. Professor Griffin takes the place left vacant by the death of Dr. 
Hopkins. Professor Griffin has been preparing himself for this work 
for some time, as it was understood that even if Dr. Hopkins had lived 
he would not have continued to teach. 

We are quite proud of our Freshmen, and I think that we have 
good cause to be so. In the preliminary class elections Brother P. S. 
Allen was chosen President, and in the final elections Brother Luce 
succeeded Brother Allen, and Brother Wild was chosen as Historian. 
Brothers Allen, Luce and Wild were three, out of six on the class tug- 
of-war team. In the musical line Brother Elmore has been elected a 
member of the Troubadour Club. They all take a high stand in 

We are soon to move out of the house we are now in, and hope to 
purchase one of our own, so that before another letter we expect to 
be nicely settled in new quarters. Then, as now, we would be ex- 
tremely happy to see any brother Delta U., and to give him the best 
we have. Fraternally, H. F. Grout. 

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

The beginning of this year has marked some changes in the 
hitherto ironclad marking system of our College. Whether for the 
best, time alone can tell. It had been the custom during the summer 
vacation to send each man his numerical standing, marked on the 
scale of 10. He could make that mark known or not as he pleased. 
This of course discouraged those who stood lower than they felt their 
labor deserved, and urged the few highest men to use every effort to 
raise their position. 

Hereafter there will be no numerical standing announced; but it 
will be in groups as follows. High Honors : those 9.25 or over; Honor: 
those 8.85 or over and not up to 9.25; Credit: those 8.30 or over and 


not up to 8.85; Graduate: those 5.00 or over and not up to 8.30. All 
in each group are considered equal in standing, and the Valedictorian 
and Salutatorian are to be elected by the Faculty from the first group. 
That the Faculty have bettered the old system is conceded by all, but 
to what extent is a question. 

Next term we hope and expect to welcome our visitors in the new 
Chapter-house, as it is now nearly complete. We are at present hold- 
ing our weekly meetings in the new lodge room, having used it first 
to initiate our four representatives from the Class of '91. It will have 
rooms for fourteen members, which is more than our usual number of 
upper class men. The site, as some of yon know, commands one of 
the finest views of Oriskany Valley; and that fitmous property line 
between the Iroquois and the Colonists runs within a few feet of our 

There are now four Chapter-houses in succession. Commencing 
at the foot of the Hill they are : Delta Kappa Epsilon, Psi Upsilon, 
Delta Upsilon, and Theta Delta Chi. These are all new houses ex- 
cept the Psi Upsilon, which was built three years before. Our architect, 
Brother F. H. Gouge, '70, has done his best to make it excel all the 
other houses in beauty, and the result does great credit to his efforts. 
If pens were not such feeble instruments we would attempt to tell you 
of our beautiful surroundings, but we can devise no better way at 
present than to urge you all to be sure and stop off with us whenever 
you are in this part of the State, Clinton is only nine miles from the 
New York Central and Hudson River Railroad at Utica, with four 
trains daily each way. We would not make this invitation applicable 
to undergraduate brothers only, but would be equally pleased to 
welcome our. Alumni in general, and show them the glories of old 

Before another college year commences we expect to have a new 
Y. M. Q A. building, owing to the kindness and generosity of Horace 
B. Saiiman, AM., of Cohoes, N. Y. Our Y. M. C. A. has long felt 
the need of a home, and the College is anticipating its tise with a great 
d^ree of pleasure. The Christian work of the College is greatly en- 
hanced by this organization, and Delta U. is by no means last among 
them, being honored with the presidency. 

The other Fraternities here are holding about their usual place, 
some growing stronger and some weaker; but, throughout all, Delta 


U. holds a straightforward, manly course, sure to win more than her 
share of the honors. In the High Honor and Honor groups of the 
Senior, Junior and Sophomore classes there are 24 men, of whom we 
have six; but in those classes there are 108 in College, of whom we 
have 12, which makes the showing decidedly in our favor. 

Our weekly meetings are chiefly literary, two out of three being 
given to debate and the third to some exercise prepared by a com- 
mittee. This is usually a study of some prominent author or im- 
promptu speaking on allotted subjects. This drill we find of great 
value in preparing us for the contest during Junior and Senior years 
for an appointment on prize debate. 

Our social intercourse is mostly left to our Club, as we all board 
together, thus bringing us into each other's company at least three 
times a day. After tea our singers, with whom we are well supplied, 
make the house echo with their preparations to serenade the " Sems,'' 
or with praises to Delta U. We pride ourselves on having one of the 
best serenading double quartettes in college, and no other party in 
their midnight wanderings receive a warmer or more enthusiastic re- 
ception at the hands of the fairer sex. 

Last year Delta Upsilon in Hamilton College reached her fortieth 
anniversaiy — she is still on the advance, and if the next four decades 
mark a relative growth there will be some Chapter-houses to let on 
College Hill. 

A hearty greeting to you all, with the best wishes for your success 
both in this and future years. Yours fraternally, 

K Corr Morris, '89, 

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

Amherst sends greetings to all of her sister chapters. Returning 
from a most pleasant summer vacation we assembled on the 15th of 
September for the year 1887-88. After counting all the noses, we 
found that all had returned except Brother W. H. Tingley, '89, whom 
death had very suddenly taken from our midst, and Brother £. P. 
Gleason, '88. With a large Freshman class before us we began work 
with renewed zeal, and, under the leadership of our efficient President, 


Herman V. Ames, '88, have done some of the best campaign work 
that our Chapter has ever seen. We were in the most flourishing con- 
dition last year, with a record second to none, and now we start out 
with much brighter prospects and look for better results than ever. 

Our house has been repainted and fitted up inside, and with our 
beautiful lawn we think we have one of the nicest places in Amherst 

The most important social event of the year, initiation, was a com- 
plete success. On October 7th ten men became Delta U.'s, nine 
Freshmen and one Junior. No words of ours can express the enjoyment 
experienced by alL We had the pleasure of welcoming back several of 
onr late Alumni: Brothers Pond, '81; Wood, '86; Merritt, Johnson, 
Whiting, '87; and Henry F. Bailey, Middlebwy, '86. We were very 
sorry not to have the other New England Chapters represented, but 
hope we may another year, as we feel that there is nothing which tends 
to strengthen a chapter so much as constant intercommunication with 
her sisters. 

After the initiation ceremony came the literary programme, an 
oration by Brother Warriner, '88, and poem by Brother Ewing, '88. 
It would not be the sphere of this letter to describe these productions, 
bat both were very appropriate and of the best quality. The remain- 
ing hours, until the break of day, were devoted to feasting, toasting, 
singing, etc. 

Amherst College is about the same as ever. There have been 
few minor changes in the Faculty and some important one sin the 
curriculum. The Freshman class numbers ninety-six, and there has 
been comparatively speaking no conflict between them and the Sopho- 
mores. The foot-ball eleven is in active training, with prospects of a 
good and successful team. Athletic day comes October 15th, and is 
one of the chief events of fall term. 

To-day the invitations for the Convention at Rutgers were received. 
We are looking forward to this event with great pleasure. 
Wishing you all a most successful year, 

I am, fratemally yours, 


30 delta upsilon quarterly. 

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

At the close of a most successful campaign, the Delta U.'s olAdei- 
hert express their enthusiastic saluations to the Delta U. readers of the 

We cannot say that our College has been raised out of the rut into 
which it seems to have fellen since we have been without a President, 
but nevertheless the entering class is made up of a fine lot of students. 
For the reader who is not already familiar with the fact, I would like 
to remark here that we have but two regular courses, viz., the clas- 
sical and modem language; and it has only been three years since 
special students were admitted. But our neighbor, Case School of 
Applied Science, starting with a heavy endowment in 1880, now offers 
a number of replete scientific courses; and fifty or so students go ta 
make up her attendance. 

The fraternity rushing season culminated Friday evening, October 
7th, in Delta U.'s initiating six men from '91; BeU Theta Pi, 4; Delta 
Kappa Epsilon, 2; Delta Tau Delta, i; Alpha Delta Phi and Phi Gamma 
Delta none. The membership of the firatemities is as follows: Delta U., 
12; BetaThetoPi, 12; Delta Tau Delta, 6; Delta Kappa Epsilon, 4; 
Alpha Delta Phi, 3; and Phi Gamma Delta, 3. Our men were taken at 
the expense of Alpha Delta Phi, Delta Kappa Epsilon, and Delta Tau 
Delta, and as a pledged man of one of these fraternities put it, " it is 
tough work to buck against Delta Upsilon." 

Perhaps the fraternity which is most despondent, and for which we 
have the most sympathy, is Alpha Delu Phi. The chapter was estab- 
lished here in 1841, being the oldest at Adelbert, and has ever since 
existed. She made a desperate struggle to get men this year, but failed. 
However, if such a thing as her death should occur, we doubt not but 
that she will endeavor to sound abroad that the class of students at 
Adalbert had become so inferior, that there were no men that they 
would have. But the Faculty will differ upon this point veiy much, as 
will also the students. 

There is no necessity for our pitying the chapter of Delta Kappa 
Epsilon in its run-down condition, although we must acknowledge a 
little sympathy for a couple of first-class men that have the misfortune 
to belong to it The chapter is one that has never had any originality 

urrruts from chaptbks. 31 

or independence about it, always toadying to some of the other frater- 
nities, or making strennous endeavors to stand in with them as it were. 
Again, it has not got rid of its evil propensities of trying to lift men 
not only from their pledges, but direct from their fraternities. Beta 
Theta Pi has risen to quite a flourishing condition since her re-estab- 
lishment in 1 88 1. She numbers twelve, and the only thing that re- 
mains to bring her up to a tip-top place is to gain a good social stand- 

The ferocious enmity which has existed among the fraternities at 
nearly all of the smaller colleges is fast passing away at Adelbert In 
short, there now seems to exist a mutual respect for each other that 
has never been before. The other day Beta Theta Pi suggested that 
Delta U. play a set of three base-ball games with them. The first 
game came off Saturday, October 8th. It was a very pretty and close 
game, the score being a tie from the fourth to the eighth innings, 
when we made our three decisive runs. At the close the Delta U. 
yell was given first. Beta Theta Pi next, and then the coll^;e yell. 
There were a large numt>er of spectators present, among whom was a 
strong representation of the fair sex. I do not remember of ever 
having read in the Quarterly any notices of games between fraterni- 
ties, but in this case both sides can testify that everything was of the 
most agreeable and interesting nature. 

Our initiation, on Friday evening, October jth, was very largely at- 
tended, and was a most enthusiastic occasion, as might well be ex- 
pected when six out of the fifteen Freshmen were initiated. However, 
we understand that ours is not by any means the only chapter whidi 
has had such grand success in rushing, for it is said that most of our 
sister chapters have taken in large delegations of the first order. 

The Ade&ert Chapter is in no wise less enthusiastic than her sister 
chapters. Among the students her high scholarship, musical talents, 
etc., are necessarily recognized. We do no scheming among the 
classes for offices, although we are, without a question, the most in- 
fluential society in College, and could have more than we have if we 
so desired, but we prefer to fill offices from the "true merit" rather 
than the Fraternity stand-poinL Delta* U. is better known throughout 
the City of Cleveland than any other fraternity here, and possesses^the 
highest social standing. Fraternally yours, 

J. Dknnison Corwin, '88. 


Delta Upsilon Hall, 
Colby University, Waterville, Me. 
Dear Brothers : 

Colhy Chapter, active, energetic and enthusiastic, sends a hearty 
greeting to her sister chapters in Delta Upsilon. 

Colby University sustains a severe loss this year in the departure of 
M. E. Wadsworth, Ph.D., Professor of Mineralogy and Geology, for 
the West, where he has accepted a more lucrative and honorary posi- 
tion. As a teacher Professor Wadsworth was highly esteemed and will 
be greatly missed by the students. He was widely known as a man of 
distinguished attainments in his department, and his place will be hard 
to fill. 

It gives us great pleasure to announce the present prosperity of 
Delta U. at Colby. Our policy has ever been liberal We believe that 
the interests of our Fraternity can be better subserved at this institu- 
tion by adding to our number from each entering class as many promis- 
ing, moral men as circumstances will permit, than by restricting the 
number to four or even six men. We know some may say that we do 
this at the risk of a strong union among our men, but we can honestly 
affirm that at no time in our history has there existed a more loyal 
fraternal feeling than now. 

In pursuance of this policy we have secured seven good and worthy 
men from the Freshman class. We have done this although there were 
only thirty-three men in that class to be divided among four fraternities 
and one literary society composed of non-fraternity men. We returned 
<this year with twelve men, making a total membership of nineteen. 

Our meetings are well attended and the literary work done is of a 
high order. Sociability is not neglected, but is considered an impor- 
tant feature, second only to literary and oratorical training. Our Frater- 
nity zeal is manifested also in the eadeavors which are being made 
to increase our library. At our annual reunion last Commencement 
the Alumni present encouraged and seconded our efforts in this direc- 

We regret exceedingly that, on account of our location in the 
extreme East, it is so seldom our privilege to entertain brothers from 
other chapters, but be assured that our hearts are warm and true. 

LimtS ntOK CHAFTUS^ 35 

Howevo-, bj this deprivation ve are made to fed a deeper personal 
interest in oar own members and to bind onisdYCS closer together in 
die bonds of sacred brotherhood. 

Yours fratemallf, Hnnn FLrrcma, '88. 

D11.TA Ufsilos Haix, 
RocHiSTxa UinvzasTTT, Rochester, R Y. 

There is no time at which we can send fordi so hearty a greeting to 
onr sister chapters as when everything is going jnst as we would have 
it, and having met with success so completely to onr satisfaction in 
onr recent efforts, we can but wish the same happy times to yoo all 
that we are enjojring. 

Bright with the eagerness that the spirit of Delta Upsilon ever ere- 
ates, we assembled after onr weeks of vacation determined that we 
would labor this year to strengthen our Chapter in whatever depart- 
ment we found it to be wanting. Of course we found it lacking most 
in the department of numbers, but we had abundance of material from 
which to choose. Never but once in the history of our college has 
the Freshman class been so large as it is this year. And the number 
of scientific students in this class, which comprises sixty-three mem« 
bers, is so nearly equal to that of the classical students, that the pro» 
fessors have found it to be advisable to divide the class. Thus the 
rushing season has been a lively one, and a large number of the men 
of '91 are pledged. We have six of them, and so far everything goes 
to show that we have just the men we wished — ^men who will be fiuth- 
ful in their college work, and loyal workers in the Chapter. 

The Fisi Upsilon Fraternity as represented here has become greedy 
for quantity greatly to the expense of quality. They head the list in 
numbers, having pledged thirteen men from the Class of '91. Delta 
Kappa Epsilon follows with 8; Alpha Delta Phi, 5; Delta Psi, 4; and 
Chi Psi, 3. 

Friday evening, October 7th, was the occasion of our initiation 
exercises, the new order of which was very pleasingly carried out 
Several of our Alumni were present at the hall during the exercises, and 
George A. Benton, Cornell,* 71^ gave the address of welcome to the init- 
iates, after which we repaired to the table of good things which had 
been provided for the occasion. Our enjoyment and enthusiasm were 


the greatest after the toast-master, Fred R. Campbell, M.D., '82, 
called our attention from gross materials to something of a different 
nature. The Doctor was in his happiest mood, and his stories were 
right to the point We were especially alive when John A. Barhite, 
'81, after laying before us a plan for the construction of a Delta Upsi- 
lon house here in Rochester, moved that a committee of five be ap- 
pointed to report on sites, and also on the cost of building such a 
house as we want Messrs. Cronise, '77; Conklin, '79; Barhite, '81; 
Meyers, '87; and Brickner, '88, were appointed as such committee. 
While we were congratulating ourselves over this first step in an enter- 
prise concerning which we are becoming intensely in earnest, we 
were informed that A. L. Smith, '87, who has recently gone to Phila- 
delphia to enter a medical college, had just been successful in a com- 
petitive examination in winning a prize which would amount to five 
hundred dollars. Then H. K. Phinney, '77, gave us the result of a 
little mathematical demonstration which showed that of those whose 
standing for the past year will admit them to honor work in the vari- 
ous departments, our society, as compared with the others, sustains the 
ratio of ten to six. The last toast of the evening was that of William 
D. Olmstead, '91, who spoke for the "New Crop," and having as- 
sured us that the crop would strive to sustain us, we departed from the 
place of our merriment as fully determined as ever that Delta U. with 
us is alive in all its interests. 

Fraternally yours, C. £. Burr. 

Delta Upsilon Hall, 

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

The Chapters of Delta Upsilon, far and near — may they all live 
long and prosper. 

Never does **01d Brown" look fairer than when, at the beginning 
of a college year, she greets the pilgrim student returning joyfully to 
her shrine. As he climbs the steep hill, familiar scenes awaken memo- 
ries unnumbered. He leaves behind him and beneath him the noise 
and tumult of a busy city. He enters the inclosure sacred these many 
years to the cause of true religion and sound learning; and the grace- 
ful elms seem to whisper that in the place from which many a good 
man and true has gone forth to be a blessing to his generation, here 
he too may learn to live wisely and honorably. 


Of all the pleasant thoughts that fill the mind as we retain to col- 
lege after a vacation, not the least happy is that of greeting again those 
who have become bound to us by ties of friendship. That the Delta 
U.'s of Broum were glad to see each other it is needless to state. The 
summer experiences of our number were various. They ranged from 
the sublime felicity of bicycling in Europe to the humble and less ex- 
pensive delight of running a bath-house at Narragansett Pier. 

The year opens well both for the college and Delta Upsilon. To 
be sure, it has been authoritatively declared that the "practical diffi- 
culties" are so great that coeducation cannot be permitted at present. 
This is a sad disappointment to a number of aspiring Providence girls, 
and many of the students sympathize with them heartily. But the 
physical laboratory will soon get here, as the plans for a building cost- 
ing about seventy thousand dollars are almost completed; and the 
observatory and gymnasium, both so much needed, are to follow 

The Freshman Class numbers eighty. It fell an easy victim to the 
Sophomores in the annual foot-ball game and cane rush, and no doubt 
intends to win a reputation in the class room rather than on the ath- 
letic field. The work of rushing has been pushed with great vigor by 
the several fraternities, and some of the Freshmen, caressed by numer- 
ous suitors, have become alarmingly inflated with a sense of their 
supreme importance. But let us not criticise; have we not been 
through it ourselves ? 

Delta Upsilon has secured eight good men from the Freshman 
class. We initiate one also from the Sophomore class. This will to 
some extent make up for the loss of Brothers Clapp and Scott, '90, 
who have left college, Brother Clapp to enter the Sheffield Scientific 
School, and Brother Scott to go into business at Ottawa, 111. 

In accordance with the traditions received from the noble men who 
founded our Chapter, literary work forms the main feature of our 
weekly meetings. We aim to make our association contribute to our 
improvement as well as to our pleasure. If the testimony of the 
Alumni who visit us occasionally may be trusted, we shall find in after 
life that the discipline thus acquired is of great value. 

This letter shall close as it began, with the hearty wish for the 
continued and increased prosperity of all our sister chapters of Delta 
Upsilon. Fraternally, 

HxnrtW. Pinxham. 

s6 delta ufsilon quarterlt. 

Delta Upsilon House, 
Madison University, Hamilton, N. Y. 
Dear Brothers: 

The history of the Madison Chapter contains no year more success- 
ful than the one which closed with the Commencement of '87. Those 
who are acquainted with the brilliant record of our Chapter will know 
that, when we say that no year was ever more successful than the last, 
we are saying more than the maximum that could be expressed by 
Ciceronian rhetoric. Our Chapter took more prize money last year 
than all the rest of the college together. '87 had six Phi Beta Kappa 
keys, of which Delta U.'s took the first, third and sixth. It is not 
necessary to specify the individuals who won the various prizes; but 
if any Delta U. meets a brother from the Madison Chapter, there will 
be little likelihood of his getting left if he congratulates him upon that 
prize which he got last year. 

Our social position is of course at the head; but after the serenade 
and reception which the members gave during the Convention, our 
position in the estimation of the ladies of Hamilton has become quite 
impregnable. The Convention was a great benefit to us among those 
outside the Fraternity. Everybody is willing to admit that the 
Delta Upsilon Chapter is the best chapter in the college, but it is diffi- 
cult to make them believe that the Delta Upsilon Fraternity is the best 
fraternity in the country. People are agreed, however, that no better- 
appearing set of men can be found in any fraternity than that which 
attended the Convention last October. The Convention did us great 
good in thus showing people what kind of fellows Delta U.'s are. 
They were highly gratified with the literary exercises also. The good 
opinion of so well-informed and cultured judges as are the people of 
Hamilton is certainly highly complimentary to the Convention. 

Most Delta U.'s will probably want to know what kind of a uni- 
versity it is that furnishes so friendly a soil for Delta Upsilon principles. 
Madison University was founded in 181 9, at which time it combined 
the features of a theological seminary and college. The theological 
seminary soon became a distinct institution, and two years ago the 
Theological Hall was built at a cost of $100,000, which in an article 
written by an expert in an architectural journal was pronounced to be 
the most artistic building of its kind in the United States. The colle- 
giate department was never more prosperous than at present. A first- 


class laboratory was built three jeais ago. Last Commencemoit a 
friend of the institution offered to give $100,000 to erect a libiaiy 
bnilding. This will be bailt as soon as the Faculty can select a site. 
The classes of '90 and '91 contain more men than any two saccessive 
classes in the history of the college. This is owing largely to the &ct 
that three new courses have been added to the curricula of the college 
within the last three years. In two years more we expect to have two 
hundred men upon the catalogue. Colgate Academy is also a part of 
Madison University. This academy, at which there are now 175 
students, is one of the best preparatory schools in New York State. 
Most of the men in college prepared at Colgate. There are eighteen 
professors in all the departments of the University, of whom dght are 
Delta U.'s. 

Four fraternities now have chapters in the college. The Phi Kappa 
P^i established a chapter here last spring. The new^ chapter begins 
with good prospects of success and with our best wishes. Owing to 
inability to ascertain how many Freshmen the other fraternities have, 
we cannot give the whole number in their chapters. The Delta U. 
Chapter has 39 men. 

Brother Charles W. Sheldon, Valedictorian of the Gass of '81, has 
been elected to the chair of Greek in Colgate Academy. He is very 
popular with the academes. His former success as a teacher warrants 
us in predicting for htm a career of usefrilness in his new position. 

The Delta U.'s enter upon this year's work with enthusiasm. I 
never heard them sing the Delta U. songs with so much spirit. We 
are not so strong numerically as we have been during the last two 
years, but we have that indispensable element of all strength — unity. 
Every one of us can take every other by the hand and feel that he 
grasps the hand of a brother in name, thought, and sentiment 

Eight Freshmen have already been initiated and two more are 
pledged. These ten are very desirable men. One of them took the 
entrance prize. 

There is more musical talent in the Chapter than there has been in 
eight or ten years. We have a quartette that few chapters can sur- 
pass. We have also a Chapter orchestra. A serenade from the Chap- 
ter will now move inanimate nature as did the lyre of Orpheus of old. 
There is no doubt that three of the first four men in '88 will be 
Delta U.'s. Thus our record in scholarship is maintained. 

Fraternally, Fknton C. Rowell, '88. 


Delta Upsilon House, 
Cornell University, Ithaca, N.^ Y. 
Dear Brothers: 

The year of 1887-88, which is now fast gliding by, finds Delta U. 
at Cornell with encouraging prospects for the future and a high present 

With the beginning of this year we took possession of our new 
Chapter-house, so fortunately secured at the close of the last college 
year. The work of famishing it has been well done, and our home 
begins to look quite like an ideal home for fourteen sons of Delta U. 
The kind and liberal manner in which some of our Alumni have re- 
membered us this fall is but another instance of their careful interest in 
all Fraternity matters. Our Chapter-room is full of kind remem- 
brances from them which we highly value. Not only have the Chapter 
parlors received attention, but the lawn as well has been so graded 
that we now have a fine tennis court, which all the brothers enjoy. 

The Chapter is to be congratulated on its strong representation in 
our Faculty. There are at present seven Delta U.'s who hold re- 
sponsible positions in that honorable body. 

The Chapter aumbers at present seventeen members, all of whom 
returned to us at the beginning of the year. As yet we have initiated 
no new members. The college opened two weeks later than usual, 
and therefore we have had as yet no initiation. There is an entering 
class of four hundred and fifty, from which we have pledged some fine 
men with a good chance of securing others before long. 

In our recent letters little or nothing has been said concerning 
other Greek letter fraternities at Cornell. There is, as I can see, no 
change in the policy of any of them. Kappa Alpha is as usual rush- 
ing the "filthy lucre," and using all means to further her interests; 
Alpha Delta Phi is trying to regain her lost reputation: while Delta 
Kappa Epsilon and Zeta Psi are still running along in a go-as-you- 
please style. Thieta Delta Chi ranks among the first of all the fraterni- 
ties here. Psi Upsilon, well described by the expression ** All 
jumbled in together, a paradise for (?)." Phi Delta Theta, Phi Kappa 
Psi, and Beta Theta Pi are rather obscure and insignificant 


Arthur M. Curtis, '89. 



To Ae Editor of the Quarterly. 

The growing interest among the several chapters of Delta U. in the 
subject of chapter libraries is a most encouraging sign. It betokens 
above all things that our chapters have already that serene confidence 
in their own strength and permanency; that is the best augury of the 
future growth of the Fraternity in power and influence. 

But this tendency to give more attention to the matter of libraries 
seems to me especially commendable when the best efforts are directed 
toward the securing books, pamphlets, etc., that throw light upon the 
histoiy of the Chapter and the Fraternity. Few indeed, I think, are the 
undergraduate members of Delta U. that are thoroughly acquainted 
with the progress of the Fraternity from its birth to the present time, 
and any agency is to be welcomed that will give our more ignorant 
brethren a clearer idea of what the Fraternity has been and is. Such 
an agency can a chapter library be made, I believe, if the main object 
of its establishment be the collection and preservation of records, 
documents, and of other memorabilia pertaining to the growth of the 
fraternity in respect both to its individual members and of the chapter. 
Let each chapter secure full files of the Quarterlies, the Annuals, the 
Quinquennials, and the other fraternity publications. Let it obtain 
also files of the college papers, the annual catalogues and reports. 
Let it collect photographs of its own members and the distinguished 
sons of other chapters, and views of the various Delta U. colleges. Let 
it see to the preservation of newspaper scraps that refer to its members 
or Fraternity, programmes of entertainments in which Detla U. men took 
part, banquet m6nus, etc. Let it give time and attention to these 
matters, and who will say that the chapter library could not give even 
an average man a decided impetus toward a better knowledge of the 
principles and practices of Delta Upsilon ? 

Yet it must be frankly admitted that as regards the collection of 
the more important and inspiring documents, those touching the histoiy 
of the fraternity, advice can be more easily given than followed. As a 
member of the library committee of one of the youngest chapters, the 
writer can assert from personal experience that the task of getting Delta 
U. publications that date back more than five or six years is a most 


wearisome undertaking. Seemingly the difficulty cannot arise merely 
from the scarcity of the publications in question. Personally I am 
inclined to think that if some system of co-operation could be adopted 
by the chapters, the missing numbers in each chapter's files could be 
supplied and everybody made happy. Such a scheme would necessitate 
a general appeal to the graduate members, for in their hands is prob- 
ably a majority of the still existing copies of the desired publications. 
Doubtless our older brethren would gladly part with even a cherished 
Annual or Quarterly if they could feel convinced that they were thereby 
to help train up the later generation in the love of Delta U. 

The Alumni Information Bureau incorporated a request for frater- 
nity publications in its blanks, I believe, but such an important matter 
really deserves a special plea, especially in view of the fact that it is 
every year growing more and more difficult to obtain these publica- 
tions. Would it not then be well to open a column temporarily in the 
Quarterly for the advertisement of the wants of the various chapters 
in the line of fraternity publications, and call the particular attention of 
Alumni to the matter ? The Executive Council could most naturally 
be made the receiving and distributing agent, and it would also 
properly retain all surplus publications to complete its own files or to 
serve as nuclei for the libraries of the baby chapters that are still in the 
womb of the future. 

Hoping that this plea, thus roughly sketched, may commend itself 
to the other chapters as a feasible way of securing a desirable end, 

I am, yours in Delta U., 

W. L. F., 

Tufis, '87. 


O'er miles and miles of prairie land 

That roll afar to meet the sun, 
There come with march that's slow and grand 
The shades of ev'ning one by one. 

No zephyr breathes its ling'ring trill. 
The meadows, corn-lands, verdant hill 
And distant forest, all are still 

As day is done. 


XXspcnod fiur vp die ^rastcm sky 

Are dksndj frugments^ crimsoB hoe. 
That seem to &dct*s guxog eyt, 
like tej isles in iratos bhie. 

And banks of mist, of biiUiant red. 
In flaring iplendor ronnd him spread, 
Enwiap die daj-^od*s goigeons bed 

mandes new. 

Bot whUe ive gaxe the glories &de 

And dudcer giovs die gath'ring gloom, 
A mingled strife of light and shade; 
The west has lost its rosy bloom* 

The winds of ev'ning now awake. 
And sibling deep the silence break. 
While dark along the placid lake 

The forests loom. 

Now darkness wraps the quiet land, 

The monarch son resigns his sway, 
And lesser orbs their powers command 
And strire to marshal their array. 

For o'er the skies the kings of light 
Are nsh'ring in their legion bright, 
To coarse across the vault of night 

Their shining way. 

Ah, linger yet, impatient man I 

Think how the change of day and clime 
Is wrought by an unswerving plan. 
Majestic, changeless, and sublime. 

Nor marvel that a Power as strong 
As swings the rolling worlds along 
Should be the theme of praise and song 

For endless time. 


EvANSTON, III., Norikwfsiem, '91. 

September 30, 1887. 


The delegates were due at New Branswick on Wednesday evening. 
Many of the representatives of the more distant chapters, however, 
took advantage of the vicinity of the Convention to New York to pay 
that city a casual visit, and the club-house in 47th street began to feel 
the incoming tide of delegates several days previous. The Conven- 
tion began, as usual, with* an informal reception and reunion. The 
delegates and visiting brothers gathered in the hall of the Rutgers 
Chapter, and passed a very busy evening. 

We say busy advisedly, for it does mean business, though of a very 
agreeable kind, to meet a hundred and fifty men with the manly grasp 
of fraternal affection, and answer all the eager inquiries as to the 
health and prosperity of the Chapter one represents. The enthusiasm 
of the delegate who is attending his first Convention rises with the 
electric thrill from each successive grip, while the scene that follows 
when two old Convention-goers meet shows that "auld acquaintance" 
in Delta U. is not "forgot" 

Thursday morning the business session began in the hall of the 
Common Council, with an Address of Welcome by Professor Louis B. 
Chamberlain, Rutgers, '86, which was responded to on behalf of the 
delegates and visitors by Ellis J. Thomas, Williams, '88. Dr. Gates, 
President of Rutgers College, was then introduced, and in a pleasing 
manner welcomed the ofiicers and delegates to the Convention. 

Thursday evening was set apart for the annual public reception. 
We are sure that those who were fortunate enough to meet the lovely 
New Brunswick girls who wore the Gold and Blue in our honor that 
•evening will cherish pleasant memories of the occasion for many a 
year to come. Everything was done by the committee to make the 
affair a most gratifying success, and their efforts were not in vain. The 
assembly rooms presented an attractive and even brilliant appearance. 
They were furnished and decorated in a manner suitable to the occa- 
sion. The Chapter banners were tastefully hung around the walls, 
and a large '' Delta Upsilon " flag did guard duty over a booth in the 
center of one side. Rare plants and flowers were used profusely in 
the other decorations. Afler the guests had tripped through the six- 
teen numbers on the dance order^ extras were called for, so reluctant 

THE nrrr-THiRD annual convxktion. 45 

yns every one to leave. At a late hour partings were said and prom* 
ises to call next day made, and the reception was over, to be remem- 
bered long, we are sure, by the brothers, and we modestly hope by 
the ladies of New Brunswick. The patronesses were Mrs. A. V. 
Schenck, Miss Kate Deshler, Mrs. John T. Hill, Mrs. P. T. Austin 
and Mrs. Hardenbergh. The list of guests included the best people 
of New Branswick and vicinity, and a sprinkling from New York and 
Brookljm. The Facnl^ of Rutgers College was also well represented. 
An elaborate collation was served during the evening, and the music 
was by a well known orchestra. 

The public exercises were held in the Opera House at eight o'clock 
Friday night At that hour the members and officers of the Fraternity 
filed on to the stage and seated themselves around the speaker's stand. 
The array of nearly two hundred white shirt fronts was quite imposing* 
Around the stage were the Chapter banners, and overhead hung the 
magic words " Delta Upsilon." Prayer was offered by the Rev. J. 
Preston Searle, Rubers, '75. The history, written by Henry A. Peck^ 
Syracuse^ '85, was read by Milton J. Fletcher, Syracuse^ '88. Then 
came the grand oration by William Elliot Griffis, RutgerSy '69, and a 
charming poem by Homer Greene, Unum^ '76. Both were received 
with enthusiasm and frequently applauded. 

After the close of the literary exercises there was about an hour be- 
fore the time set for the banquet This was passed agreeably in vari- 
ous ways, and at eleven o'clock, amid much cheering and singing, the 
jolly crowd of nearly two hundred gathered around the four long 
tables and gradually quieted down to the enjoyment of a most excel- 
lent dinner. This quiet did not last long, however. Each Chapter 
seemed to vie with all the rest in keeping things lively, and in the con- 
test the Rutgers, New York and Columbia delegations, from their 
superiority in point of numbers, rather had the advantage in giving 
cheers and their college yells. The dinner progressed with a great 
deal of singing and pleasant bantering between the different delega- 
tions, and it was in the height of good humor and happy expectancy 
that all at last pushed back their chairs and braced themselves to listen 
to the ''flow of soul " which began to run about half past one, and 
only ceased at four out of regard for the duties of the advancing day. 
The fiery scintillations of the toastmaster, our brilliant poet and lawyer, 
Starr J. Murphy, Amherst, '81, kindled a glow of eloquence all around 



the tables, which drew forth the most enthusiastic applause. It was a 
true Delta U. feast Of the toasts it must be said that the7 were prob- 
ably among the most eloquent and inspiring ever heard at any gather- 
ing of Delta U.'s. The order was: 

Tm Fifty-third Convention, . . George W. Douglas, Madison^ '88 

" We met — ^"twas in a crowd." 

Delta Upsilon in Literature, . William Elliot Griffis, D.D., Ruigtrs, '69 

" A great deal, my dear liege, depends 
On having clever bards for friends.** 

Delta Upsilon of the Past, . . Anson L. Hobart, M.D., WilHams^ '36 

*' The sweet remembrance of the just 
Shall flourish when he sleeps in dust** 

Delta Upsilon of the Present, ... Seaman Miller, Rutgers^ '79 

*' Hail to the chief, who in triumph advances.*' 

Our Future, • Charles H. Roberts, A^IVi, '86 

*' The glories of the possible are ours.*' 

The Ladies, • William O. Osbom, Adelbert^ '90 

*< When a women will, she will. 
And you can depend on*t ; 
But when she wont, she wont; 
And that's the end on*t" 

Chapter Homes, ..... Alonzo M, Murphey, Amherst^ '87 

<* Fondest memories round thee ding." 

Our Motto, -••... William L Chamberlain, Rutgers^ '82 

AiKaioL TitoBijKTf. 

Our Place in the College World, - Miron J. Hazeltine, Amherst^ '48 

'* A braver choice of dauntless spirits 
Did never float upon the swelling tide." 

Delta Upsilon in Law, ..... James G. Meyers, Rutgersy '84 

"I charge you by the law." 

Early Days at Old Williams, - - James W. Brown, M.D., WUliams^ '40 

** Sweet are the days of old." 

When the applause from the last toast had died away the circle was 
formed about the hall, and the notes of the Fraternity Qde rang out on 
the early morning air. Afler the banquet was over the brothers gath* 
ered again in the Chapter-rooms above. Farewells had soon to be 
said, and the early morning trains bore most of the visitors away. The 
Fifty-third Convention has passed into history, but its results, in a 
closer union in action, a loftier standard of Fraternity life, and a gen- 
eral strengthening of the bond that binds us, who can tell how far 
reaching they may be? 


C^lMH... ^^>. ,- 

The .^Hfvs C 

memories of one of tbe soec es^vri^Me s&i sdc 

ings the Fnxautr has ever heLl Vx«ed ^roK & rosaies rr iixssi 

standpoint it vas eqsiIlT scsactzsr. i:rd :2!oae ^v^ pcl ^ 3?^ ^ruawif 

missed a thorooghh* good r^ar Ei c l i : r. ^c ««s ione r^ :ii? Jt^-v^ 

Chapter that could possLb^r ^1 ^ :^ rueascr^ c^r ^orcmess cc 

ddegates^ and nothing spared t^ iBike r: a jj jgn>^cx rue :^ 

The lepcxts from the Qupceis. Fws^Lt e Cc<rar' iz^i 

showed that the Fiatemitr was is a ^eaj±T cski T^rr:nBs 

The business of the CoBTentijci vas dnae a a TMTTif ;2;ti £XTe 

versa! satisbctkn; the pnblx: e a e njMS vcze of :^ L^ cr5sr w 

has chaiacteriaed them ibr veus. Tbe lececo.^e. erased rr 

wealth, yoQth and beantrof Xew BrsBswsck sockcr. ms aZ ^»^ cc^^li 

bewished. At the banqnet the aiihassasa w^3c^ isai pervxdsd :^ 

Convention sostrongij, see m e d bocikfjesiL aai when I^ H::^arts 

gift €i a thousand doUars to the ItaJaioBS Cbapeer was mec-anaed a 

tnmnlt broke faeth whose equal has noc been seen or beard ir sazr a 


The Rm^trs Chapter has met widi weO-desened sqcccsil azi 
congratulations of the endie Fiaienii^ are moat cori:. 
given her. 

The Freshman dd^ations icported 
year are satis&ctoij, and so^ as to oocasoo and ^ssi^ a ^^^-^^ of 
pride over the success of the effoits pot Ibnh bj the cnier-gxai^ises. 

Having attained an enviable avcfage both in ^^'■^ ar.j :^ q^alrrr 
of the men, the dass of '91 cannot £ul to make itself ^t in tbe ii 
of our Fraternity. It is a pleasant thb^ 
&re of the Fratemi^, that die membenhip is lapidlT grovia^ 2nd rHat 
such excellent men are being secured. It is beconiing more and 
more apparent that large nnmbes of the new men are reladies of 
Delta U.'s. 

To the Class of '91 in Delta U. we extend a cordial gieedng, and 
we can assure the initiates that, insfMied by the true Fraternity spirit, 
aided and encouraged by dieir membership in Delta U, much has 
been gained towards making their h^>piest yeais the four of their 
collie life. We trust that in their struggles ibr mental and social de- 
velopment, they may leave an impress for good upon the Chaptets 
and the Fraternity. 


The refiual of the Williams, Lafayette and other college faculties 
to allow the attendance at a Fraternity Convention of more than two 
students from each Chapter in their institutions, is a short-sighted 
policy. As most of these conventions are now conducted, there is 
nothing in them that could possibly injure the youngest and most 
untutored Freshman. At these gatherings an opportunity is presented 
to meet collegians from all parts of the country, learn the forms and 
customs of the colleges represented, and to gain information of practi- 
cal value. The delegates are usually the best men of their respective 
Chapters, and consequently men whom it is desirable to know per- 
sonally, and with whom an exchange of ideas is of much worth. 

We believe that three days of convention will give a student more 
that will be of advantage to him in after life than a month's time on the 
college curriculum. 


I heard a good story told the other day of Robert J. Eidlitz, 
Cornell^ '85, who is now studying architecture in Berlin, Germany. 
*^ Robe " was one of the party who attended the Lake George Cai^p in 
1883. The first night in camp, after the hum of gossip over the day's 
doings had died down, each one was busy making a mental note of 
the strangeness of the surroundings. The wind, which had sprung up 
a short time before, began to roll the waves of the lake in a gentie 
murmur on the beach, a few feet distant from the tent ''Robe" 
pondered this some time, tod then said: ' ' What's that noise ? " 

"Ike" Hamburger answered, ''Oh, that's George playing out 
there." Then Robe, in the innocence of his young and trusting heart, 
asked, " George who ? " The answer, " Lake George," came in a voice 
proudly conscious of having duped a poor victim, and was gentiy 
wafted over to him by a stillness so deep, that the girls in the hotels 
could be heard writing the names of the fellows on their hearts. The 
roar of laughter which greeted this sally was so boisterous and loud 
that its echo may still be heard annually in August when the camp 
rekindles its genial fires. J^i^ 

The stories told by the Lake George "campers" are legion. By 
the way, I put that word " campers " in quotation marb because 
that is what they call themselves, but it seems to me the name is 
misleading. To be sure they sleep in big tents, but they have all 
the luxuries that civilization can afford for such purposes — even to 
night-gowns — ^and they board at a hotel where ' ' three square meals 
a day can be had regularly at stated intervals." From what 
they say they must have the greatest "snap" in the line of a 
summer vacation that I ever heard of That they find the society 

HSKS AND THKltl. 4? 

of the joang l&dies more interesting than that of those who are not so 
jTonng was evinced two jtsus ago to the extreme mortification of a 
Harvard man, in this manner. A couple of the boys had been invited 
by two of the most charming yoang ladies at the Mohican House to 
call on a certain evening. Strolling over to the hotel about eight 
o'clock they were met by the girls' mother and informed that they had 
gone over to the Sagamore Hotel, and were expected to return everv 
minute. Accepting her cordial invitation to await their return (which 
was probably made warmer by the hope that one of them might be 
secured as a prospective son-in-law before the summer was over), they 
took seats in the parlor. With herself and a decayed clergyman they 
worked the conversational field over from the weather to religion and 
back again. This weariness continued for about an hour and a half, 
the attempts at suppressing yawning becoming more painfully in- 
effectual as time wore on and serving only to call forth assurances from 
the mother that the girls would certainly be in the next minute. With 
many regrets that they could not stay any longer they finally arose to 
take their departure, and were met at the door by — the girls. Of course 
they would not hear of their leaving so early, and took them back to 
the parlor, where the mother remained in the capacity of a silent 
chaperone. After an hour delightfully spent, in which all signs of 
yawning had vanished, a move was made for the door amid most 
cordial partings. It was here that the Harvard man got in his fine 
work, for, glancing at the clock, he said, "Good gracious I How 
quickly and agreeably the last hour has passed." 

Fatal words ! The chilliness which suddenly settled over their 
departure required no explanation. 

Some days ago asking Brother Crossett why he did not publish an 
edition of Our Record this fall, he said it was because he was unable 
to get the information concerning the record of the chapters for the 
past year. As to the steps that had been taken to secure this, he 
informed me that each chapter's Corresponding Secretanr had been 
asked to send an account of his chapter, and a copy of last year's 
Record ^2A sent each one that they might see exactly what was wanted. 
Replies came from less than half the chapters, and thus the most vital 
part being lacking, there could be no issue. Wondering why the 
Corresponding Secretaries should so neglect the interests of their 
chapters and lose such an opportunity to make their best showing, 
and place their chapters in a favorable light before friends, Alumni and 
the other chapters, I asked what was the reason. He thought it was 
due to two causes, forgetfulness and misapprehension as to the 
circumstances under which the Record was issued. The latter he 
explained by saying: "The Record is a purely personal matter of 
Robert J. Eidlitz, ComeU, '85, and myself The Fraternity has no 
responsibiliQr or official connection with it" 



Charles £. Hughes, Brown^ '8i, is a very popular toastmaster and 

is much sought after as an after-dinner speaker. *' Huggis," as he is 

familiarly known to the boys, was once a student at Madison, where, 

from all accounts, he made things hum. Deeming the theological 

atmosphere of Madison too tame for him, and desiring new worlds to 

conquer, he went to Brown, where he graduated with high honor, 

winning the Classical Oration in/8i. He then turned his attention to 

law as expounded by the Columbia Law School, and at the end of 

two years had the Faculty in his debt to the extent of $1,500— having 

[ won the prize tutorship on graduation. His marked ability immediately 

\ secured for him a position in the well-known law firm of Carter, Horn- 

\ blower & Byrne, to which he was afterward admitted. Another change 

\ is to be made January ist, and the firm name will then be Carter, 

\ Hughes & Cravath^ lawyers, 346 Broadway, New York. Brother 

Hughes has the best wishes of a large number of warm friends for his 

future prosperity. 4^ 

Edward M. Bassett, Amherst, '84, occasionally pays a hurried visit 
to New York and to his family, who live in Macon street, Brooklyn. 
He was originally a HamUion man, and, while there, was a prominent 
athlete, holding some five or six best Hamilton College records. To- 
wards the latter part of his course he went to Amherst and was gradu- 
ated with honor. Coming to New York, he entered the Columbia Law 
School, and, by way of diversion, played tennis and taught school in 
Brooklyn. He is now practicing law in Buffalo, N. Y., and with his 
brother has formed a firm of contractors to build water-works and 
other large civil engineering enterprises. I understand that he is doing 
well. As a member of the Quinquennial committee Bassett did a great 
deal of hard work, for which he never got much credit. He attended the 
Michigan^ Marietta and New Fork Conventions and was known as one 
of the "Big Six," a combination in by-gone days that used to make 
things howl. ''Edward" is greatly missed from the old circle of 
Fraternity workers in New York. ^ 

In speaking of the expenses of the Fraternity and the various 
assessments that have been necessary to meet them during the past 
two years, the Treasurer of the Executive Council said: "Our ex- 
penses in these years have been heavier than ever before, and they 
came at a time when many of the Chapters were illy prepared to meet 
them, owing to their efforts to get Chapter houses of their own. In 
order that we should not be behind the times, it seemed necessary that 
undertakings of various descriptions should be entered into, and, as a 
matter of course, the money had to be raised to pay for them. Now 
that there is nothing new- on hand, and about everything else is pro- 
vided for, the Chapters will have an opportunity to give attention to 
their Chapter homes and make them more attractive." 

Jk>3 If n^ 

•• < 

As towiikti Ournygnji rr 

the Cbapters in cc-ll;«s 
das5 of men mre slo^ver in r",ti'T5 r: 
are genenllj prompcer rim ri^r ii 
of pajment is ofben dse 2o ibs csr^ 

cT^ ire rcfiTK- 

I bave ofben liend of tbe vili fs5ir%ir'rc$ re s* YiJe 
societies^ Psi UpsCco and Dil^ StTps. Zrs-'rc re: I re^^r *.-!« 
until recentlr thai the Hamri CixrDsr .x r^f ]a-=^ .ixi a ^4.7,:r.c :a 
that direction. 

One of our Rxrrksrd men ••is xHzx ire sC'Tk r^Tie .ar^ i2rc<ic ±i? 
different Hanrard sodedes^ d«r L-scrrr. canc^irisccsL 3i?r2:rersi r». 
etc. I asked him which oocs daer cxzirf iz c.cnct '•-tr: 3..^sc -^ c-.^ot- 
petition for new membess. aai w:± — t r=.:ri fiLl :i~ rbe r^iiSLjr^ ?e* 
ports that I had read in ibe EVtIii Sirca Z;^-.^ ^jwr*^'*- >c 
its Hanrard Chapter, I expected hini :.^ na=:e :m: F:xii-rr:rr i-^c r««; r;^ 
my surprise he did not mention u a: a^l Tn- 1 n^ t^x: re sisc iire 
unintentionallj omitted it. I asked b^izz; if ±ev i.iz': =*«v T^^ 5^*7?* 
Epsilon? He said, "No," and then dieckiiiz r^=seli xiievi *"Li*T 
came over one morning last spring to see xS:c: iie w^i:w^ :b<-r Lai 
smashed in our hall the night bef.xie; bj ±r.-"T:nr enrcrw^ie rvxil^s 
from their rooms across the street: iJiais the cnlj rr^e v« ever :zec 
them." ^ 

Charles G. Plnmmer, Xariktes/em, 'S4, 1 s?^. is t:* ^lar cecier 6e!d 
on the base badl nine composed of old College men resiient in 
Chicago. They expect to make a trip East in AprJ ani plar wiih the 
prominent CoU^e nines^ I met Plummer at the .V: ■tj^'-ri CouTen* 
tion in 1882; he was tall, broad-shouldered and nne looking, a 
£unous athlete, and withal a genial and popular fellow. 

I am often asked what has become of Marcus C Allen, J/jjwh, 
'81, who used to be such a Convention-goer. Since his marriage 
to Miss Gallup, of Albany, some three yeais ago, he has setded down 
in Sandy Hill, N. Y., where he has built for himself and lovely wife 
one of the finest mansions in town. Most of his time is given to cany- 
ing on the manufacture of wall paper, which Allen Brothers are so 
extensively engaged in; he also, I believe, maintains his interest in the 
saw mills and lumber business at Hamilton, N. Y. *• Mark " used to 
vow that he would never let Crossett get ahead of him on the number 
of Conventions attended, but he has probably found that business and 
femily cares often veto best intentions. He has been much missed at 
the last two Conventions. 


Charter-members of nine chapters were present at Convention. 

The New York Delta Upsilon Club has become incorporated and 
taken up its home in the large brown stone house, No. 8 East 47th 

Subscribers will confer a favor on us, and save themselves annoj- 
ance, if they will promptly notify us of changes in their address, being* 
careful to give at the same time the old as well as the new address. 

The officers of the Delta Upsilon Camping Association for the fol- 
lowing year are: President, Otto M. Eidlitz, Cornell, '81; Vice-Presi- 
dent, Robert S. Bickford, Harvard, '85; Secretary and Treasurer^ 
William J. Warburton, Columbia, '90. 

Dr. Anson L. Hobart, Williams, '36, of Worcester, Mass., one of 
our founders and the first President of Uie Fraternity, and Dr. James 
W. Brown, Williams, '40, of Framingham, Mass., were the oldest men 
at the Convention, but they were as enthusiastic and as much interested 
as any of the "other fellows." 

The Executive Council has elected as officers for the ensuing year: 
Charles E. Hughes, Brawn, '81, President; Otto M. Eidlitz, Cornell^ 
'81, Vice-President; Frederick M. Crosset^ New Fork, '84, Secretary; 
Alonzo M. Murphey, Amherst, '87, Treasurer; William J. Warburton, 
Columbia, '90, Assistant Secretary. 

Delta Upsilon Colleges have entered Freshman classes as follows; 
Williams, 70; Union, 21; Hamilton, 34; Amherst, 96; Adelbert, 15; 
Colby, 36; Rochester, 63; Middlebury, 25; Rutgers, 55; Brown, 80; 
Madison, 41; New York, 45; Cornell, 400; Marietta, 30; Syracuse, 
— ; Michigan, — ; Northwestern, 70; Harvard, 400; Wisconsin, 185; 
Lafayette, 90; Columbia, 160; Lehigh, 120; Tufts, 26; DePauw, 65. 

William Elliot Griffis, D.D., Rutgers, '69, orator of the recent 
Convention, has just issued, through Messrs. Cupples & Hurd, pub- 
lishers, of Boston, the memoir of Commodore Matthew C Perry. The 
Boston Courier says: 

"The memoir of Matthew Calbraith Peiry, by William Elliot Griffis, is most 
entertaining reading, besides being a valuable addition to the library of American 
biogxaphy. The story of this spirited officer, who has justified the characterisation 
< a typical American naval officer,' which is bestowed upon him by the title-page, 
by his manliness, his ability, his pluck, and a certain shrewdness eminently Yankee 
in its quality. Commodore Perry's name is popularly remembered chiefly in con- 
nection with the famous treaty with Japan, the story of which is told here with 
neat detail, and in a way which makes it of absorbing interest There is some- 
uiing extremely humorous in the serious and clever way in which Perry managed 
to impress the Japanese, by keeping himself in retirement in his cabin and insistmg 
upon the utmost deference toward the dip;nity of his country vested in him as rep- 
resentative. The author does fiill justice to the noble personal character of the 
Commodore, and writes with enthusiasm, while not overstepping the limits of good 
taste. The volume is illustrated and a number of important official documents arc 
given in the appendix.** 



The Y. M. C. A. has elected Wurai D. Moie, 'SS, as dieir IVcb* 
dent for the canrent jear. 

John £. Everett, '88, is bnsinesB manager of the HamShm LUtrary 
Monihfy. Through his efforts a prize of $ioo has been offered for die 
best essay on "The Conservatism of American Institntions.'' Itis<^pen 
to an J subscriber to the Lii. 

Again for the third year in succession the Facnl^ elected WilUam 
H. Squires, '88, as Organist of the Coll^;e Choir. 

At the annual meeting of the College Athletic Association, Fred BL 
Waite, '88, was elected Secretary. 

Hiram H. Brice, '89, represents Delta U. on die HaadUomiam BoanL 
of which he is literary editor. 

Robert J. Hughes, '90, was one of the successful competitors for a 
place in the College Choir. 

The Freshmen Class numbers thirty- four, of whom Delta U. has 
four, viz., George H. Harkness, Potsdam, N. Y. (prepared at Potsdam 
Normal) ; Thomas £. Hayden, Arietta, N. Y. (prepared at Pulaski 
Academy); Frank £. Hoyt, West Bloomfield, N. Y. (prepared at Gen- 
eral Wesleyan Seminary) ; William P. Shepard, 16 Plant street, Utica, 
N. Y. (prepared at Utica Free Academy). 

At the Freshman Class elections Thomas £. Hayden was elected 
Vice-President and William P. Shepard Freshman Director of the 
Lawn Tennis Association. 

Our number this year is sixteen; a litde below our usual, but eveiy 
one is a worthy man. Last year's work was the best in prizes ever 
done by our Chapter and ahead of any other chapter in the College. 
The outlook this year is as good as last, so we enter on it with high 
anticipations of the future. 


Below we give a list of our record for the past year. 

Brother A. M. Murphey/87, took the second prize on Hardy debate 
and was Class Day Orator; Walter P. White, '87, was on the Hardy 
eight and Commencement eight and delivered the Grove Poem. 


James Swing, '88, took second Thomson Latin prize, and was 
among the first drawing in Phi Beta Kappa. Brothers Warriner and 
Whiung,'88, were on Lester prize speaking. Brothers Dodd and Qark, 
'89, took first and second Sawyer physiology prizes, and Brothers 
Clapp and Moody, '90, took first and second of same. Albert F.Buck, 
'90, took Freshman Latin prize; Allen B. MacNeill, '90, took Freshman 
prize speaking; Andrew H. Muln^x, '90, took Freshman social union 
prize; Brothers White, MacNeill and Clapp, '90, took first three prizes 
in Alexandria prize debate. 

For oflSces we have the following: A. B. MacNeill, '90, is President 
of his Gass; S. D. Warriner, '88, President Athletic Association; W. H. 
Ferine, '88, President Senior Scientific Society; E. C. Whiting, '88, 
President Y. M. C A. ; Edwin H. Whitehill, President Musical Associa- 

C. L. Sherman and Ewing, '88, are Senior Senators. 

S. D. Warriner is champion athlete, an honor which Delta U. has 
held five out of six years. Brother Philbric, '89, is playing on the foot- 
ball eleven. 

James Ewing and E. C. Whiting, '88, and A. B. MacNeill,' 90, are 
our representatives on the SfuderU Board; Samuel D. Warriner, '88, is 
on the Lit, Board. Alonzo M. Murphey,'87, editor-in-chief of ^m^tfr5/ 
Philosophy Papers; F. P. Johnson, editor. 

Out of twelve members of the Senior Scientific Society, Delta U. 
has four: Ferine, Ewing, Noyes and Warriner. 


The new initiatory rite used at our last initiation was pronounced 
by all to be very exact and in every respect satisfactory. 

Delta U. has six men on the College Glee Club, of which Brother 
Ormiston W. Swayze, '89, is leader, and William O. Osbom, '90, ia 
business manager. 

John W. Van Doom, '89, did not return to college as expected, 
having accepted a position in the First National Bank of Cleveland. 
But he retains his active membership in the Chapter by attending all 
the meetings and paying his share of expenses. 

We now have a Delta U. double quartette, of which John W. Van 
Doom is leader. 

William O. Osborn,'90, is Captain of the Delta U. base-ball nine. 

Our trio, Osborn, Rifnser ini r^rr-nnz. :=: zre 
not onlj the leading^ spir.3 jc iz-et zLsas zi. rC'-'^s. f 
leaders in sdiolaLish::^^ bocrrs ziri r«: 
asm thoQ^ is exhibiie^i in brr.i'"' :c r:r-r J 

-— ♦ — — J 

Onr men in 91 aie Ar±zr G. Ts^\irt, Aaez. ? 
R Cody, John Dkkemr Ji^-s A. J.ri izii >-3: I. Z=rr=^. 

The Bamhart brcdiosarenrz2« ixi - s t-eit 1: :iiz ^1: = :r 
boys to distii^nxsh thera. Tb^ irr mrcr ne n 
in collie, and fonn an aceljec.: biiisrr n:r zx I 

U. nines. They prepar^i ai :i»e '3c:r^ — ^ ftin:-- - lie ;:' n 
is Captain of 91. 

Henry R Cody also pr-parrd ai ize r^s^ril EI^ Szij.ii 
in Cleveland. He is coc cf u* jesa£z_r 3m= if ijs^k 

John Dickennan was ibe frs i .c»:r tt.i.t zi x -irz^ rzs. rs: 
of the Ccntnd HUh Sc::cl 

James A. Ford is a brocber cc Sei'-r^ Z F:ri ^ — r--r. 
gradoated from the Norwalk Ki^ 5cr':«:L ^:Jl zlc Ti^r^jrir- 
very popalar, and is Presiie^ :c I3 ''a^ 

Inin I* Hughes. Srrs-erj :f Zithc rru- tiit r*;: i=£ 
land. He is the mcst zracczl biZ zlr-^r ji i:I rr^ 


J<An A. Shaw, "S?, pcacbed firzar iie sisnzrir jr Zar zz. IC* 
Brother Shaw is litciaiT eciicr c£ ±e ZLi.. ±j» ic Ir=rt t-cct 

John R, WdlingtcEU M, rxr- ^ » zlI r^cstij la 1 < x»- — 
Washington, D. C 

Steps have been Ukea to ae c.i:e fmis i:r ::ie m— »-.>w> -y -,^ 

Addison R Loiraer, 1?, prarri*;: fir-=:r ±e saiai-^' 1*11:1.111 c 
Guilford, Me. Brc-ther Ixxzzx: s ice ir -e -r:.:.:n :c tie >ir^ 
the college Aimoa], and ftesieit :f jie cr. !c» T Zl 1 JL 

Hugh R, Hatch, '9c. was ia -cJj i^.rigiz» r.^i - .::-r ,. n^ :: r^-.^ 
Hermon Ccxifercnce !: 

Ddta U,, after a disenzi^^i srLrr'it, yssrzr^ ztsz \^ i.--ir» •' 
honors in the Senior Class eacct: :ii. Tie 2»i::i Zic*:* I-i«il :a 31,3. -^^^ 
her most bitter rivals, tut banr.? jist r'lcr -j -ji^tir a ini.^s' Knot :ne 
Freshman year, they Lcni it ^-zxzst =-..«:'-:« ^i i-.c-r- afen 
as they did last year. Hcnrr Fecdi^r wij *.^^,*.- '-ir— * - ^ -,-\i 


B. Lorimer, Poet; Edward P. Barrell, Statistician; and John F. Tilton 
is on the Committee of Arrangements. 

The names and home addresses of our new men are: George H* 
Dow, Waterville, Me. ; Lyndon L. Dunham, West Paris, Me. ; William 
Fletcher, Newport, N.H. ; Charles F. Leadbetter,Wa)me, Me.; Fred A. 
Luce, Vassalboro, Me. ; Herbert R. Purinton, Waterville, Me. ; Arthur 
T. Watson, Oakland, Me, They all prepared at Cobum Classical 
Institute, Waterville, Me., except Herbert R. Purinton, who prepared 
at Richmond, Me., High School. 

George H. Dow is brother to Horace D. Dow, CoUfy^ '87; Lyndon 
L. Dunham is brother to Horatio R. Dunham, Colby, '86; William 
Fletcher is brother to Henry Fletcher, Colfy, '88; Fred A. Luce is a 
son of the Hon. Nelson A. Luce, Colby, '62, Superintendent of Schools 
for the State of Maine. 


On account of the unusual size of our Freshman class we were 
quite anxious to see the annual foot-ball rush this fall. During the 
first three weeks everybody was unusually quiet, for the President was 
never more on the alert than he has been while initiating the Class of 
91. No sooner would the gong sound than his cane would be heard 
on the floor above, and greetings were of necessity low. But on the 
morning of September 24 th the Freshmen assembled, after chapel, on 
the campus, having a cane in their midst, and called for the Sopho- 
mores to come and engage in a rush; while the Sophomores, deter- 
mining to hang to the law of custom, cried " Foot-ball, "and refused 
to leave the hall. After the Freshmen had paraded around for some 
time, they suddenly made a rush as if to enter the building, but the 
'90 men met them and soon dispatched the cane, at which juncture the 
President appeared with two canes and the students were dispatched. 

Brother E. L. Fargo, '91, was so severely injured during the rush 
that he was confined to his bed for a whole week, and now he is the 
only member of '91 who ventures to appear on the campus with a 

Francis J. French, who entered with the Class of '90, but was 
obliged to be absent nearly the entire year on account of sickness, is 
now with the Qass of '91. 

Isaac L. Adler, of this city, who entered here with the Class of '89, 


has now gone to Harvard, We entertain the brightest hopes regarding 
the success of Brother Adler as a student He is the third man of our 
Chapter who has gone to Harvard. Messrs. Davis and Bean, '86, 
being the other two. 

Our initiates are: Isaac M. Bnckner, Rochester, N. Y., brother of 
Samuel M. Brickner, '88; Elmer L. Fargo, Batavia, N. Y.; William 
W. Lowell, Attica, N. Y.; WilUam D. Merrill, Morrisville, N. Y., 
brother of A. J. Merrill, '88; Albert H. Olmstead, Addison, N. Y.; 
William D. Olmstead, Marion, N. Y. The last two mentioned are 
distant cousins. 


William B. Tomkins, '%%, is President of "Peitho." Sherman G. 
Pitt is President of the College Athletic Association and Captain of 
88's foot-ball team 

At class elections Oscar M. Voorhees was made Historian. On 
Class Day, Sherman G. Pitt will deliver the speech to the President; 
William Br Tomkins will be President of Memorial; Ferdinand S. 
Wilson, Ivy Orator; and William Armitage Beardslee, author of the 
Ivy Ode. Charles S. Wyckoff is a member of. the Committee of 

Byron Cummings, '89, has left college to accept the position of 
teacher in the Syracuse Academy. He expects to return next Febru- 

Clarence G. Scudder, '89, is captain of the foot* ball team and 
editor of the Scarlet Letter from Delta U. John S. Van Orden, '90, 
is Assistant Librarian. Robert J. Hogan, '91, is second tenor in the 
Glee Club. Willard A. Heacock, formerly '88 scientific, has entered 
'91 classical. 

Of the 55 Freshmen, Delta U. has secured John Charles AydeIott,of 
Pekin, 111. ; Paull Jewel Challen, of New Brunswick, N. J. ; Isaac M. 
Sutton, of Poughkeepsie, N. Y. ; Jasper S, Hogan and Robert J. Ho- 
gan, of Guilderland Centre, N. Y. ; Harry Lock wood, of Batavia, 111. ; 
Herbert B. Roberts, of Kingston, N. Y. ; Edward Van V. Searle, of 
Wycoff, N. J. ; Gillett Wynkoop, of Catskill, N. Y. 

Challen is a brother of Thurston W. Challen, Rutgers, '87; the 
Hogans are brothers; H./Lockwood is a brother of John F. Lockwood, 
Union, '76; Searie is a hirotherof J. P. Searle, Rutgers^ '75; Wynkoop 
IS a brother of Asa Wymkoop, Rutgers, '87. 



On the 14th of October the following were initiated into the Brown 
Chapter: James L. Dealey, '90, prepared at the Cook Academy, 
Havana, N. Y. ; William H. Barron, Edward B. Birge and Samuel 
A. Everett prepared at the Providence High School (the latter is a 
brother of Walter G. Everett, Brown, '85); George H. Ferris fitted at 
the Academy at Beaver Dam, Wis.; Charles A. Meader and Alfred S. 
Taylor are from the Pawtucket High School (the latter has a brother in 
Lehigh f '89); Elmer A. Wilcox prepared at the English and Classical 
School, Providence, R. L 

Henry W. Pinkham, '88, has been awarded the Dunn premium for 
excellence in rhetorical studies. John P. Hunter, '88, is pitcher of 
the University nine. Clarence G. Hamilton, '88, who presides at the 
organ of the college chapel, is one of the finest pianists in Rhode 
Island. Charles E. Dennis, Jr. , '88, is studying for honors in Latin 
and Greek. William F. Arrington, '88, is reading for an honor in 
German. Robert L. P. Mason, '89, is an expert amateur photog- 
rapher, and Vice-President of the Brown University Camera Club. 
William G. Lathrop, '89, is full of enthusiasm over his European trip 
last summer, and the brothers get much pleasure from the narration of 
his experiences. 

Delta Upsilon now has the leading scholars in the three upper 
classes. It is too early to say much about the Freshmen as yet, but 
we have no fear that they will fail to keep up our reputation for schol- 

diaries H. Brown, who entered college last year in '90, and was 
compelled by illness to be absent almost all the year, has returned and 
become a member of the Class of '91. 


George W. Douglass, '88; Irving A. Douglass, '88; and Fred S. 
Retan, '89, are on the Madisonensis board of editors this year. 

Fenton C. Rowell, '88, succeeds Oscar R. McKay, *^j^ as Assistant 
Treasurer of the college. 

Creighton R. Storey, '89, who left college last term to take charge 
of a church at Eau Claire, Mich., has returned this fall to resume his 


James }. Finn^ '89, has left college^ and will begin the study of 
medicine. He intends first to spend a jear in the Medical Depart- 
ment of Columbia College, after which he will finish his course at the 
University of Pennsylvania. 

Edwin D. Morgan, '90, will stay out of college this year. He has 
obtained a good position as a teacher, but expects to return to college 
next year. 

Archibald S. Knight, '91, has been awarded the entrance prize. 


Charles W. Horr, Jr., '87, Edward B. Barnes, '88, and Leonard 
C. Crouch, '89, enjoyed a pleasant row-boat trip down the Hudson as 
a part of their vacation sport 

The Chapter wishes to express its thanks to Brother AUyn A. 
Packard, '86, for a fine pennant for our Chapter-house. 

Heniy B. Whitney, '90, represents our Chapter in his class base- 
ball team. 

The Chapter had pleasant calls &om Messrs. Clark, '90, and Lyd- 
ford, '88, of Syracuse; and Mr. Griffith, HamiUon, '86. 

John Munro, '88, traveled in Europe during the last vacation. 


Our chapter this fall numbers nineteen loyal Delta U.'s. Among 
them are seven Freshmen. We begin the year with the brightest of 
prospects. Our new initiates are men of whom we have reason to be 
proud. We secured every man in the Freshman Class that we tried 
for, and feel that we have selected the best part of it 

William D. Stoughton, '90, has left us. He is now in attendance 
at the normal school at Lebanon, Ohio, with the view of teaching next 
winter. We hope to see him back here next fall, if not sooner. Be- 
man G. Dawes, '90, has also left college and has entered his father's 

Theron M. Ripley, '90, spent his summer vacation surveying on 
the Zanesville and Ohio River Railroad now in process of construe*^ 
tion. He returned to college this fall so brown that his best ftiends 
hardly knew him, but with plenty of muscle and in good spirits. 

Delta U. is represented on the editorial staff of the Marietta Col- 
lege Olio^ by Walter G. Beach and Robert M. Labaree, '88. 


Walter G. Beach, *88, represented Marietta College at Mood/s 
Summer School for Bible Study, held at Northfield, Mass., from June 
30th to July 1 2th. He reports having met quite a number of brother 
Delta U.'s from other chapters, 

Robert M. Labaree and Walter G. Beach won the second and 
Aird prizes for Junior essays last term. The former took for the sub- 
ject of his essay the " British Conquest of India." the latter, the *' Duke 
of Marlborough." Robert M. Labaree was also one of the two mem- 
bers of '88 chosen last Commencement into Phi Beta Kappa. 

Howard W. Dickenson, '89, has been elected editor-in-chief of 
the MarieUian, 

The Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer and Field Captain of '91 
are Delta U.'s. 

Walter G. Beach, in addition to his studies, is doing some tutor- 
ing in Marietta Academy. 

This summer quite a number of our boys went up the Muskingum 
River and camped out for two weeks. They found good fishing, and 
-enjoyed themselves generally very much. 

Our seven initiates all fitted for college in Marietta Academy. Ar- 
thur G. Beach, '91, is brother of Allen E. Beach, '84, and Walter G. 
Beach, '88. Oren J. Mitchell, '91, is the brother of Professor Oscar 
H. Mitchell, '75; Edward K. Mitchell, '78; John Q. Mitchell, '80; 
and Charles S. Mitchell, '86. John C Shedd, '91, is brother of 
William A. Shedd, '87. 


Columbus Bradford, '88, is President of the Nortkwesiem Associa- 
-tion, which publishes the college paper. Oscar Middlekauff, '88, is 
President of the Hinman Literary Society, and also Vice-President of 
the Athletic Association. Columbus Bradford, '88, and Forrest W. 
Beers, '89, have places on the Adelphic Oratorical Contest Arthur 
E. Elmore, '89, and William A, Burch, '90, are on the Junior Sopho- 
more Declamation Contest Robert H. Holden, '90, is on the edi- 
torial staff of The Northwestern. 

Our initiates are Arthur Pattison, '88, Chicago, 111.; John Henry 
Haggerty, '91, Rockford, 111.; Albert Sherman Mason, '91, Sycamore, 
111.; Ray C. Harker, '91, Shullsburg, Wis. ; Orman Jesse Ridgway, 
'91, Galion, O. 


There are seventy stadents in the Freadiman Class, of which num- 
ber fonr are Delta U/s. We also have one other man pledged. We 
now have twenty men in coU^e, the largest number we have ever 

Oar Freshmen were all prepared at the BrqMuatoiy School of the 
Northwestern University, Evanston, III 


John H. Gray obtained honors in Political Economy. 

John H. Gray and D. G. M. Frederiksen received d^;rees with 
magTta cum laude. This signifies that they attained a general average 
of 80 per cent or over in their whole college coarse. This distinction 
entitles a man to ddiver a dissertation at Commencement To obtain 
honorable mention in any subject a general average of 80 per cent 
must be attained in at least three elective courses in that subject 

Following is a list of the Delta U. men who received* honorable 
mention at graduation, together with the subjects in which they at- 
tained this distinction: Henry W. Bean, Political Economy, History, 
English Composition; Wilson L. Currier, Philosophy; D. G. M. 
Frederiksen, Political Economy, History, English Composition; John 
H. Gray, Political Economy, History, English Composition; £. G. 
Tewksbury, Philosophy; F. Vogel, German. 


Edward M. Winston, Harvard^ '84, a brother of Ambrose P. Win- 
ston, '87, is attending the Law School His presence in the Chapter- 
rooms is very encouraging, and his advice alwa3rs of the best 

Rodney H. True, '88, is teaching at Baraboo, Wis. He will re- 
turn to the University next year. R. R. Selway, '88, is at Dillion, 

The Chapter acknowledges a very pleasant call fi-om the Rev. Ed- 
win O. Smith and the Rev. Theodore B. Caldwell, both Madison, '84. 
The gentlemen were on their way to attend a Baptist conference being 
held at La Crosse, Wis. 

The Freshman Gass numbers about one hundred and eighty-five. 
We have pledged the first man (a Freshman) whom we invited to join 
nSi He prepared at the Monroe High School, the best preparatory 


school in the State. He is a strong man and will doubtless add ma- 
terially to the strength of the Chapter. 

Our rooms are located in the heart of the business portion of the 
city and comprise a whole third floor. They are beautifully furnished. 
All Delta U.'s are welcome to step in at any time and make them- 
selves at home. 

Though our number has been reduced by the outgoing of 'Sj, we 
can report the Chapter in a flourishing condition. We are very care- 
ful not to take in any men except those who come fully up to the 

What our Chapter lacks in numbers it makes up in quality. This 
is proved by the manner in which our boys have taken hold of frater- 
nity matters and brought them safely through. 


Lafayette opens this year with the largest number of new men that 
have entered for the past ten years. They are divided as follows: 
Seniors, i; Juniors, 3; Sophomores, 6; Freshmen, 90. 

Our new initiates thus far are Douglas Percy LeFevre, '90; William 
Dorsey Robbins, '90; Eugene Hunter Griffith, '91, of Cumberland, 
Md.; Harry N. Hempstead, '91, of Philadelphia; and William Jay 
Karslake, '91, of Leroy, N. Y. 

Benjamin H. Gemmill, '89, is on the Melange board and also one 
of the editors of I%e Lafayette, 

William A. Price, '89, was a delegate to the Y. M. C. A. Conven- 
tion at'Northfield, Mass. 

Clinton £. Walter, '90, is Assistant Director in the Gymnasium. 

John G. Conner, '87, Principal of the West Nottingham Academy, 
Colora, Cecil Co., Md., recently spent a few days with his Lafayette 
brothers in Delta U. 

Charles H. Pridgeon and Joseph C. Harvey, '86, have gone to 
Edinburgh, Scotland, to study theology. 


On the evening of October 17th the Chapter held its first initiation 
of the year in its new quarters in the Club House. We then received 
into our Chapter Messrs. Willard Vinton King, '89, of New York City; 
Bertrand Chase Hinman, '90, of Mannsville, N. Y. ; Hewlett Ralston 


Connell/90, of Brooklyn, N.Y.; Charles Peck WarTen/90, of Brooklyn, 
N.Y. ; William Euclid Young, Jr., '91, of Saratoga Springs, N. Y.; and 
George Robert Brush, '91, of Saybrook, Conn. We were favored with a 
large attendance of Alumni, both of our own and other chapters. This 
promises to be a very agreeable feature of our gathering in the future. 

We are happy to receive from the New York Chapter Brother John 
T. Mahl, '90, who enters the School of Mines in the Qass of '91. 

Maurice G. Gennert, '87, is a Fellow in the College and a tutor in 

Warren £. Sammis, '87, is in the Law School He is the editor 
of the Spectator for that department Robert Goeller, '88, plays on 
his class foot-ball team. Willard V. King, '89, is on the Cohanbiad 
Board. William J. Warburton, '90, is Poet of his Clas& He is also 
an editor of the Spectator. 

At the fall meeting of the Athletic Association, held in this dty re- 
cently. Brother H. R Connell, '90, won the first prize in the 440 yards' 
run, beating by a handicap the champion of the college. Brother B. 
C. Hinman, '90, won first prize in throwing the hammer, and Brother 
H. F. Welsh, '90, won second prize in the pole vault Brother Con- 
nell also plays on his class foot-ball team« 

W. E. Young, Jr., '91, is Secretary of his Class. 

LEHIGH uNrvERsrrr. 

With the return of twelve men our Chapter b^ns the college year 
under veiy auspicious circumstances. Campaign work has been pro- 
ceeding steadily, resulting in the initiation of one Sophomore and the 
pledging of several Freshmen. 

On Saturday evening, September 34th, we initiated Franklin Garke, 
Jr., Vincennes, Ind., of the Class of '90. 

Charles J. Parker, '88, was employed during the summer as Assistant 
Superintendent of Construction by the Newark Water-works Company, 
Newark, N. Y. Brother Parker is Secretary of the Engineering Society 
of Lehigh University. Brother Luther R. Zollinger, '88, is business 
manager of the Journal of the Engineering Society 0/ Lehigh University. 

Brother Harlan S. Miner, '88, was elected President of the Senior 
Gass. Brother Lester C. Taylor, '89, was elected Treasurer of the 
Junior Qass. Brother Joseph W. Stone, '90, is President of the 
Sophomore Class, and also an editor of the Lehigh Burr. 



The entering class numbers twenty-six: sixteen Freshmen, eight 
engineers, and two special students. 

The reports for the year 1886-87 show that in '88 Delta Upsilon 
holds the first four positions in the A.B. course; in '89 the first posi- 
tion in the C.E. course; and in '90 the first and fourth positions in the 
A.B. course. 

Clarence F. French, '88, will not return to college this year, but 
will begin the study of law. 

On the College eleven Frank W. Durkee, '88, is playing in the 
position of full back. 

Burdett H. Loomis, '89, is Secretary and Treasurer of the Read- 
ing-room Association. John S. Samson, '89, is Vice-President of the 


O'er the wave we glide. 

Care nor fear betide ; 
Gaily roam we on the waters blue. 

While the stars above. 

Beaming on our love, 
Kindly, softly, smile on me and you. 

Scorn we men's delights. 

Through the days and nights, 
light of heart we move in dance and song. 

Thread the isles between 

Decked with gayest sheen. 
Gaily glide we gracefully along. 

Oh I the joys we know 

Where no care or woe 
Ever comes to mar our happy life. 

Where no sadness drear. 

Where no death is near, 
Where no evil comes with war and strife. 

Would you join our band 

In our happy land 
Down beneath the sea forever dwell ? 

Nav, 'tis not for you, 

Ne er may mortal view, 
Pierce the watery veil and reach our fidry dell. 

Edward Hale Brush, 

Columbia, '87. 


Theta Delta Chi has entered Yale with eight men. 

Tlie Rutgers chapter of Beta Theta Pi has died a natural death. 

It is reported that Phi Gamma Delta has entered Madison Univer- 

Phi Delta Theta has entered and Zeta Psi abandoned S3rracuse Uni* 

Delta Phi and Chi Psi have recently secured chapter-houses at 

Theta Delta Chi has entered Brown Universitj with eight charter 

Sigma Chi and Chi Psi have in preparation general fraternity cat- 
alogues, which promise to be among the best yet issued* 

Beta Theta Pi wants it distinctly understood that it is a ''Western 
Fraternity." It seems to thrive best in the Ohio colleges. 

Alpha Delta Phi is to be revived at Yale as a four years' course 
society and not as a Junior organization like Psi Upsilon and Delta 
Kappa Epsilon. 

The University of California has the following: Delta Kappa Epsi- 
lon, Beta Theta Pi, ZeU Psi, Chi Phi, Phi Gamma Delta, Phi Delta 
Theta, and Sigma Chi 

Maine seems to be thoroughly imbued with the fraternity spirit 
Ninety-two per cent of the men in Colby and ninety-six per cent of 
the men in Bowdoin are fraternity men. 

The following fraternities are at the University of Georgia: Sigma 
Alpha Epsilon, Sigma Nu, Kappa Alpha, Alpha Tau Om^;a, Phi 
Gamma Delta, Chi Phi, Delta Tau Delta, and Phi Delta Theta. 

Kansas University has the following fraternities: Beta Theta Pi, 
Phi Kappa Psi, Phi Gamma Delta, Phi Delta Theta, Sigma Chi, and 
Sigma Nu. The first two recently lost their halls and furniture by 

During the last five years the following fraternities have established 
chapteis at Lehigh: Alpha Tau Omega, Delta Phi, Psi Upsilon, Theta 


Delta Chi; Delta Upsilon, Sigma Nu, Phi Gamma Delta, Sigma Phi, 
and Sigma Chi. 

Beta Theta Pi has in preparation a new and largely improved song- 
book, to contain, (i) strictly fraternity songs and favorites endeared by 
long usage; (2) general college songs of the most popular nature; (3) 
a collection of high-class music and part songs. 

Several fraternity journals have begun a seemingly healthy and 
vigorous existence, and suddenly, without apparent cause, come to an 
end. Among these the most conspicuous examples are the SUtr and 
Crescent, of Alpha Delta Phi, and the Zeki Psi Quarterly, 

The Phi Kappa P&i •S'^fiei^ has been placed in the hands of a former 
editor, and immediately a great improvement in matter and make-up 
is noticed. We are pleased to again make Mr. Van Cleve's acquaint- 
ance through the columns of the Shield^ and extend our best wishes 
for the success of his undertaking. 

The ladies' fraternities at Cornell have agreed not to do any rushing 
before the ist of December. Somewhat akin to this, the various fra- 
ternities at DeP^uw University have formed a joint organization to 
promote general fraternity interests. A pleasant feature of this arrange- 
ment is an annual joint fraternity banquet. 

Now that Dr. McCosh, by whom the fraternities have been held so 
long at bay at Princeton, has resigned, there will probably be a rush 
on the part of the " Greeks " to capture this stronghold of the " Bar- 
barians," with its inherited prejudice against the secret societies, 
and Delta Upsilon, with its banner of '* non-secrecy," ought to be the 
first to gain an entrance. 

Never before have there been called forth so many and such strong 
articles in support of the Greek letter fraternities, both in the fraternity 
and popular magazines, as have appeared during the last few months. 
Foremost among these champions of the fraternity system are two 
prominent college presidents, ex-President White and President Seelye. 
Every fraternity man should read these articles. 

A writer for the April Chi Phi Quarterly, giving a sketch of their 
Rutgers Chapter, says: "Delta Upsilon was also there to protest 
against another secret organization, and to do what she could to pre- 
vent its success by absorbing into her ranks many an excellent fellow 


who would have done us, or any of the secret organizations of the col- 
lege, credit and honor could he have been secnred." 

A nnmber of our exchanges are making heroic efforts to induce 
their Chapter editors to do their work promptly and efficiently and to 
make Alumni and under-graduates pay their bills. Some of the 
exchanges deprecate this action, but as it is a matter of life and death 
with the papers, we think they are fully justified in using means that 
will bring their members to a realization of the fact — ^that carrying on 
a Fraternity magazine is no child's play and that ample support, both 
literary and financial, must be freely given if the journal is to be suc- 
cessfully conducted. 

There are now in existence in the United States seven Greek-letter 
ladies' societies, aggregating about fifty chapters, and between two and 
three thousand members. The oldest of these societies, Kappa Alpha 
Theta, started at Asbury University, now DePauw University, January 
27, 1870. The largest is Kappa Kappa Gamma, having nineteen 
chapters and over a thousand members. Alpha Phi is the only one 
which has a chapter-house, and is said to be the richest These soci- 
eties, though so young, yet number many women of prominence in 
their ranks, among them being Miss Alice Freeman, Mary £. Liver- 
more, and Frances £. Willard. 

The Fraternity world will watch carefully the attempt of Alpha 
Delta Phi to re-establish its Yale Chapter as a four years' society in the 
lace of the Junior societies Psi Upsilon and Delta Kappa Epsilon, 
also the stand they will take in regard to the Senior societies, which 
will conflict with the best interests of Alpha Delta Phi as the 
societies are now conducted. It is well known that an election to 
Scroll and Key, and Skull and Bones, is regarded as the highest honor 
that a man can attain in Yale, and that the men use the Junior soci- 
eties, Psi Upsilon and Delta Kappa Epsilon, as mere stepping-stones to 
that end. The situation is certainly interesting. 

The Delta Kappa Epsilon Quarterly, though it often pats its own 
back and endeavors to persuade itself and others that it is the best 
Fraternity magazine, is far from occupying that enviable and distin- 
guished position. A pompous demeanor, voluminous articles, heavy 
editorials, and a large number of pages do not go entirely to make up a 
magazine that is at once attractive, interesting and valuable. Such a 


publication, through its glossiness, may catch the eye or please the fkncy 
for an instant, but if it does not possess that charm and true ring which 
gives the desire for possession and perusal, it makes no lasting impres- 
sion and fails in attaining its highest aim. A number of the editors 
of the Greek-letter press seem at times to be somewhat discouraged by 
the knowledge that they have not the support and capital to make as 
successful a showing as the publications of the older and more power- 
ful fraternities. 

They forget, however, that it is not the name, size or appearance, 
but the contents, that give character and value to a paper. Ten pages 
of carefully prepared matter, containing good thoughts and clear ideas 
well expressed, are far more preferable than a hundred or more 
pages of stuff that smacks largely of sawdust 

We have one of the first two men in each of the three upper classes; Delta 
Upsilon has none. — Madison UmverHty correipondent Delta Kappa Epsi/cn 
Quarterly, October, 1884. 

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

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

'86 has just graduated, and is another class in which, according 
to the Delta Kappa Epsilon correspondent. Delta Upsilon had neither 
first nor second man. The ''official announcement" having again 
arrived, we find that Brother Whitford has taken second honor. — 
Delta Upsilon Quarterly, October, 1886. 

It is with feelings of deep regret that we have to chronicle the 
further humiliation of the above correspondent, for Brother William F. 
Langworthy took the valedictory in 1887, and completed the discom- 
fiture of the Madison D. K. E.'s. 


We present, without farther comment, this sample of the average 
Chapter correspondence in the Delta Kappa Epsilon Quarterly to our 
friends of the D. K. £• for pious contemplation in their thoughtful 

The Psi Upsilon Convention held in New York last spring was at- 
tended with a number of little incidents that had a very depressing 
effect on oar friends of the F^i U. The pablic exercises were presided 
over by Mr. C. K. Adams. He introduced as the principal speaker 
ez-President Andrew D. White (a Sigma Phi from Union), who de- 
livered an address on " College Fraternities " of an hour and a quarter's 
duration. Its length and dryness caused many of the audience to pre- 
maturely disperse. Mr. White made a general defense of fraternities 
and advanced as one of his strongest points their real non-secrecy. 
Though nominally secret, he claimed that they were not the fearful 
things brimming over with vice, conducted under a cloak of iron- 
bound oaths, that the popular imagination pictured them, and that they 
were secret only in name. Following him came Chauncey M. Depew, 
who had arrived just at the close of Mr. White's oration. When the 
applause which greeted this popular New Yorker had died away he 
rather startled the audience by giving them the impression that he was 
only present to keep the Committee out of a scrape — they having put 
his name on the programme without his consent and then gone to him 
trusting to his generosity to help them out After these candid and 
refreshing remarks Mr. Depew rested for a few moments to allow them 
to percolate through the assemblage. He then launched out with, '' Of 
course we're secret," and continued on in a strain that was ill in har- 
mony with what Dr. White had said about the non-secrecy of Psi 
Upsilon a few minutes before Mr. Depew arrived The poem by J. N. 
Ford was read by the Rev. Dr. Vandewater, who appeared on the pro- 
gramme as from the Eta (Lehigh) Chapter, which was only established 
in 1884. Now, the Rev. Dr. graduated from Cornell along about 
1873, and was a member of Chi Phi. Mr. Adams in his introduction 
alluded to him as from the Chi (Cornell) Chapter, and said that he 
had kindly consented to read the poem owing to the absence of Mr. 
Ford. Dr. Vandewater, in opening, begged leave to correct the 
President; that it was not because Mr. Ford was absent, for he was at 
that yery moment sitting two seats at his right, but because he had a 
voice and Mr. Ford did not Taken altogether, the Convention was 
quite enjoyable. 

f^tt J|ftjttttj(n(tEtix« 



Professor Winters passed his childhood and early youth upon a 
fium, and was unable to avail himself of more than the ordinary dis- 
trict school education. He had reached his majority before any 
opportunity o£fered of securing higher intellectual training. 

Most young men with his limited experience and lack of advan- 
tages are content to drop into obscurity and pursue an humble, 
narrow life, simply earning a livelihood. Augustus Winters was not 
such a man. Disregarding the fact that at his age most college men 
have completed their course; not considering his health, which had 
never been robust; facing the hard truth that he was entirely without 
means, he determined upon securing a collegiate education. Those 
who know the details of his history during those years testify to the 
indomitable energy, the constant self-denial, and the patient disregard 
of physical weakness and suffering which characterized his efforts. 
After seven years of unremitting toil and study he reached the first 
goal he had set for himself, and was graduated from the University of 
Rochester, with honors, at the age of 28. He chose teaching as his 
profession, and immediately began the work of his life at Nashville, 
Tenn. There he occupied the position of principal in a ward school 
for two years. From 1867 to 1869 his time was spent in Germany, 
Italy and France. In 1870 he became Principal of the Wellsboro', 
FsL, High School, in which he labored three years. In 1873, Professor 
Winters began his important work in the Cook Academy, at Havana, 
N. Y., where he occupied the chair of mathematics for two years, 
becoming principal in 1875. During the four years which followed, 
PjTofessor Winters made perhaps the greatest efforts of his life, and was 
abundantly successful The academy was deeply in debt, the classes 
were small and dwindling, and the enterprise was as likely to prove a 
failure as a success. Here again he showed those traits and that force 
of character, that rare capacity for scholastic work, that complete ex- 
ecutive ability, that acute perception and calm judgment which his 
earlier life had evinced. Under his guidance the attendance in the 
academy was nearly doubled. They not only met the annual expenses. 


but also paid off eadi jear $3,000 of the lai^debt vbidi seemed 

likely to crush the institatioD oat of nrjstriirr. Four Taledictorians at 

Vassar were prepared for college at the academy daring his term as 


He was Mlj saccessfbl, hat his health was hioken in die effort, and 

he was obliged to sedL rest and recreation. These he fi3and in a trip 

to the old world. After a year of trial and atndy in Egjpt and 

Palestine he returned to this coontry and resmned trarhing in a 

seminary in Doylestown, ftu, of whicfa he became principal and 

proprietor. His labors^ whfle socoessfol, were as ardooos as diose at 

HaTana, and in two years his st ieug th was ezhansted. The latter 

&ct, as well as the poor health of his wife, p r o mp ted his decision to 

seek change of air and scene in the Soadi, and in r88a he settled in 

San Mateo, Fla. After a fewyears' residenoe there, oocopiedin orange 

raising and traching, his restlessness^ caosed by being oat of hb chosen 

line of activity, led him to accept the presidency of die Griffin Female 

College, Griffin, Ga. He entered upon hb new duties on July r, r 886, 

and there, July 3, rSSj, he died, a few months before the completion 

of his fiftieth year. 

In a biographical sketch in the dmfiov Exammer, A. SL writes : 

** Ncrer were his prospects brigbter or Us oouBcnted efforts more biglilj Mppn» 
dated than when he was 10 suddenly adkd from his woric We monm that one 
to weD fitted to do a great work sboold be thns cariy called from his labors; 
bot that man has lived long whose fnfliienrr has reached fxr and wide, and to 
whom many gratefol heazts look as dieir yfrifnal and intdlectoal inspirer. 
These shall be an endnring monnment of his wortii and nsrfahirwL" 

llie following resolodons were passed by the Rochester Chapter 
upon leaxning of the death of Professor Winters : 

Whereas^ God, in die workings of his divine providence, has seen 
fit to call from earthly labors onr brother. Professor A. C Winters, of 
the class of '65 ; therefore be it 

Xesohfed^ That while we bow in sabxnission to the divine will, we, 
the members of the Rochester Chapter of Delta Upsilon, desire to 
express die sense of oar loss in the death of one whose fiuthfiil and 
earnest work in college and the Fraternity so well foretold his manly 
Christian life ; and farther be it 

Resolved^ That we extend oar deepest sympathy to the. bereaved 
family ; also be it 


Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be sent to the family of 
the deceased, and that a copy be inserted in our Fraternity and college 

Alden J. Merrill, '88, Albert H. Wilcox, '90, 

William C. Raymond, '89, 

In behalf 0/ the Rochester Chapter 0/ Delta Upsthn, 



Dr. Wile was graduated from the Rochester Free Academy in 
1875, and entered the University of Rochester. He won prizes in 
oratory and Greek while in college, and was graduated in 1879. 
After studying medicine in Berlin and Vienna, he was graduated from 
the Medical Department of the University of Pennsylvania in 1883, 
and commenced practice in Philadelphia. He devoted himself to the 
specialty of diseases of the skin, upon which subject he wrote many 
essays and monographs. During the sessions of 1 885-86 and 1 886-87, 
he was lecturer on dermatology in the Atlanta Medical College, and, 
to quote the words of Dr. Ash worth, of that College, "could have 
held the place as long as he wished, had he lived. " He was attacked 
by pulmonary consumption, and was obliged to leave his position in 
search of health. A trip to Denver, Colo., proved of no avail. Dr. 
Wile failed so rapidly, that, in alarm, he started to return East with 
his brother after remaining but a few days. Before he reached Roches- 
ter he expired on the railroad train, April loth. 

Resolutions have been adopted by the Class of '79 and by the 
Rochester Chapter of the Delta Upsilon Fraternity as follows : 

For the third time death has sent his summons into the midst of 
us, and for the third time the dreadful messenger, consumption, is the 
bearer of the summons. We had known that our friend had long had 
reason to feel that he might some time see this messenger approaching, 
but none the less the news has come to us at last with startling sudden- 
ness. He, who had studied so long and well the art of healing, and 
had been the bearer of health and cheer to so many others, was not 
permitted, after all, to find a balm for his own deadly wound. We 
rejoiced with him in the success which came with the industry of his 
college days ; we noted the growth that attended his earlier professional 
studies; we followed him abroad, and afterwards in his hospital prac- 
tice, while, with rare enthusiasm, industry and acuteness, he was 
equipping himself for a high position in his chosen work ; and then, 
when he had begun already to attain, and seemed sure of fame and of 
that real success, a consciousness of which is better than fame, we saw 
it and were proud of him. But better than his well-equipped mind 
was his kindly heart With all his learning he never learned how to 


make enemies. He had a rare evenness of temper. No one ever 
knew him to cherish ill-wilL Less effu^ve than manj in ezpiessions 
<^ friendship, the friendship of none was more tme or lasting. We 
tender sincerest expressions of sympathy to his stricken family. 

Charles R. Barber, M. H. McMath, 

James L. HorcHKisSy W. F. Chakbler, 

S. S. Brown, Thoius Kolax, 

Hrnrt B. Howe, Henrt W. Covkum, 
J. Wayland Clark, Gass o/"j^ 

Whereas, The Almighty power has seen fit to remove from as our 
earnest and beloved brother, Dr. Henry Wile, (me who, in his brief 
career, had evinced the signs of future distinctifm throogb his brilliant 
talents, his thorough work, his unassailable moral diancter, and fais 
practical success in the medical profession; be it 

Resoived, That we, the Rochester Chapter of Ddta Ui»iloa, aie 
profoundly grieved at the loss of a loyal and devoted biocber. That 
we hereby further indicate the high regard in which be was held, not 
only by the members of his Fraternity, bat all who knew faim, as a 
student; as a practitioner; as a teacher; and as an antbor of high an* 
thority in his specialties. 

Revoked. That we extend our sympathy to the onlortanate fiunily 
of the deceased, and in token of respect to his memoiy that we dr^ie 
our badges in mourning. 

H. A. Manchester, '87, L L. AmxR, '69, 

W. C. Wilcox, '88, 

In behalf of the Rochester Oiapier cf Delia UpsSm. 

At a meeting of the Atlanta, Ga., Sodefj of Medicine, held April 
26th, the following expressions regarding the death of Dr. Wile were 
adopted : 

In the death of Dr. Henry Wile oar Society has savtained an m^ 
parable loss of one of its most worthy and brightest members. For 
two years he has been a member of our body, and antil a few weeks 
ago was ever active in the performance of ali the duties that fdl upcm 

The papers he presented to die Sodetr were literary ;rem% c^/ntaio- 
ing an almost unbounded amount of scientific knowledi^eand valuable 
information. His great medical attain«nents, wise counsel and v/l>er 
judgment will be missed not cmly by the members of our 5y <iety, bat 
by the profession at large, who, from reading his gifted artlcloi pub* 
lished in the leading journals of this coontvy, have long since \Mscfjme 
conadous of his skUl and repatation as an expert in the practice of 
skin diseases. Beside his valuable store of medical and scientific 
knowledge, he possessed a kind heart and an evenneM of temfjer that 
drew all near and made many warm and lasting firiends. 


We further desire that these expressions of heartfelt sympathy be 
conveyed to his bereaved family and spread upon the minutes of the 

W. S. Elkin, N. O. Harris. 

J. A. Gray, 

Amherst, '89. 

W. H. Tingley was born in Dudley, Mass., in 1868, the son of 
the Rev. E. S. Tingley. He was prepared for college at the Nichols 
Academy in Dudley, and in 1885 entered Amherst College, a member 
of the Class of '89. 

He was naturally of a quick temper and a boyish disposition ; but 
he was rapidly maturing into an earnest man, a close student, and a 
considerable scholar when death overtook him — ^half way through his 
collegiate course. He was one of the upper half of his class, and out 
of three scholarship divisions he was in two, and it is said would have 
been in the remaining division also, had he elected Greek instead of 

As a member of Delta Upsilon, while not one of the most active 
workers, he was ever an enthusiastic and loyal brother. His college- 
mates and classmates pay a high tribute to his i&ithful application to 
his studies, to his generous nature, to his high moral standing and 
to his character as a Christian gentleman. 

He died at his home in Dudley, Mass., of diphtheria, July 19, 

The following resolutions were passed by the Amherst Chapter on 
the 24th of September : 

Whereas, It has pleased Almighty Gk>d, in his infinite wisdom, to 
call from our midst our brother, W. H. Tingley, of the Qass of '89, 
therefore be it 

Resohed, That while we bow in submission to the Divine Will, 
we, the members of the Amherst Chapter of the Delta Upsilon Frater- 
nity, express the sense of our loss in the death of one who was ever a 
&iUiful member of the Fraternity, a man of exalted Christian character, 
and most earnest in the performance of his college duties. 

Re^ohed, That we extend our deepest sympathy to the bereaved 
family; and 

Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be sent to the family of 
the deceased, and a copy be inserted in our Fraternity and college 
publications. W. H. Ferine, 

A. B. MacNeill, 


In behalf 0/ the Amherst Chapter 0/ Delta Upsikn^ 



MADISON, '86. 

Charles J. BaUer died of consumption at his home in Hamilton, 
N. Y., on August lo, 1887. In the&ll of 1886 he entered the Hamil- 
ton Theolc^cal Seminary, but was interrupted in his studies by sick- 
ness. It is unfortunate that so talented a man should be cut off thus 
early in life. 

Brother Butler was one of the most devoted Christian men that it 
has ever been the good fortune of the writer to become acquainted 
with. He was universally respected and beloved. Not only Delta 
U/s, but all the men in college had a profound admiration for him. 
He held numerous positions of importance in the Chapter during his 
coUege course, and was also president of the college Y. M. C. A. 
There can be no doubt that, had his life been spared, he would have 
occupied a place of great influence in the world. 

The Chapter adopted the following resolutions : 

Whereas, In His inscrutable Providence it has pleased Almighty 
God to take from our number our esteemed and beloved brother, 
Charles J. Butler; and 

Whereas, We feel that we have lost a loyal member of our Fraternity 
and a true Christian friend ; be it 

Resahed, That while we bow in submission to the Supreme Will, 
we lament the death of a trusted and respected brother, whose exalted 
character will ever be held in sacred memory. 

Resolved, also, that we, the members of Madison Chapter of the 
Delta Upsilon Fraternity, express to the family of our deceased brother 
our heart-felt S3rmpathy in their deep affliction ; and be it further 

Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be presented to the family, 
and that they be published in the Delta Upsilon Quarterly, the 
MaOsonensis and the DemocraHc-Republican. 

F. C. RowELL, J. W. Roberts, 

O. S. Langworthy, W. S. Howard, 

In behalf 0/ the Madison Chapter 0/ Delia Upsilon. 


marietta, '75. 

Mr. Mowery was one of those conscientious, energetic and earnest 
men, so many of whom are found in the ranks of Delta Upsilon; men 
who are not famous; who do not court or receive public approbation; 


but who devote their lives steadily and patiently to their work, un- 
swervingly adhering to principle under all circumstances. 

The following story of his life is mainly as told by his widow. 

Christian Mowery was bom in Switzerland, September 22, 1842. 
At the age of nine he came with his parents to this country, and settled 
in Ohio, soon afterwards removing to West Virginia. 

He enlisted in the army in 1861, and remained in the service of 
the United States until the close of the war. It was not until this 
time that he learned to read and write the English language, and his 
education was fairly begun. While living in Detroit, Mich., where 
he was employed in a photographic gallery, he became converted, and 
determined to study for the Christian ministry. From Olivette Col- 
lege, Mich., he came to Marietta, whence he was graduated in 1875. 
He completed his theological studies at Yale Theological Seminary in 
1878, and in June of that year was installed as pastor in a church in 
Crolville, Ohio. 

In August, 1878, he married Miss Carrie K Fay, the daughter of 
the Rev. L. L. Fay, of Moss Run, Ohio, who, together with their 
four children, survives him. 

In 1882, Mr. Mowery went to New Ulm, Minn., at the instance 
of the Home Missionary Society of the Congregational body. His 
work in New Ulm was of a very difficult character, owing to the fact 
there are many infidels in the town, and that his was the only church 
in which English is spoken. But he had chosen his field, and he de- 
voted himself unsparingly to his work, with few to help him and much 
to discourage him. His failing health troubled him only because he 
feared it might necessitate the resignation of his charge. After a brief 
vacation, he had just returned to his pastorate when he was stricken 
down and died October i, 1887. 

The preambles and resolutions appended were adopted at a meet- 
ing of the Marietta Chapter. 

Whereas, God has thought best to remove from active work in His 
cause this devoted servant; and 

Whereas, We, the Marietta Chapter of the Delta Upsilon Fraternity, 
deeply feel the loss of this beloved brother; therefore be it 

Resohedy That we extend to his bereaved family and friends the ex- 
pression of our sincere sympathy, with the earnest desire that the One 
who has laid His hand so heavily upon them, may support and comfort 
them in their sorrowful bereavement; also be it 

Resohed, That a copy of these resolutions be sent to the family of 
the deceased, and a copy be inserted in our Fraternity and college pub- 
lications. B. W. Labaree, 

W. G. Beach, 

A. Kingsbury, 

In behalf 0/ the Marietta Chapter 0/ Delta Upsilon. 


It is intended to make i hH dc wuti nent a mBopkemtBt. to iSk QnmqaEBiBii 
CabJogue published in 1884, and wifli tkb ofa^ m tkv, Alaiu and fnrnds af 
the Fraternity are eamestlj requested to scad ikumM tdiatEttst, c ha sif ^ ei addrea^ 
etc., concemiDK members of the FialemitT, to &e Eiatac, Boa Jttj, Jicw 
York, N. Y. 


'43. Samuel £. Warner died at Inshone a BrooUrn, X. T^ taa^ 
in J0I7. For forty years be has been connrOHl wrh die ^inrnri 
Tract Society, as Assistant Secretary, and ako as an Ediioir of ibt flkm 
hrated Christian Weekly. 

'47. The Hon. David A. Wdk coanibales as ait;cje on '' Eco- 
nomic Disturbances since iSyj** to tbe October nanber dL dae PtfmJar 
Science Monthly. 

'49. Nathan a King, M. D., of New Tack Gtr, s one of ibe dekn 
gates appointed by the General Synod tothe CoBncO of d>e AJance of 
Reformed Churches holding the Presbytenan %«eaii, to be be:ld in 
London, July, 1888. 

'54. The death of yoimg Willaid Snovden, a kiq of liie Rev. 
Bayard Snowden, Rector of St. Jofan^s Fpjfcwpal (ZfaBtii, as Fori HamfitTHiL, vaa 
due to injuries l e cci fe t^ i in the cane nnh bU w tJf tbe Fnedunaa arid hrj ' 

classes of Columbia College in Kofonfaer. At leaat an hs icher and dae |/cy 

who attended the yoong man deciarcL S t wdtn vas one ol ihe «s cane-nuaocnL 
In the contest he was thrown down, tnnled on aad kickesd, ime£ iza Icidj 

mass of bruises. He was taken honKv hat dranitr waai cartixL onrtazi^ 
coTered. After ten months of ea u i itiilin g Hlcrins he died ax Se. jsian, L. L, 

and was buried on Sunday. Bfeod vtmemamm was Ae wmmtAntt cxaat id 
death.''— A^nv Y0rk Tribmu. 

'56. Frank Shepard is Secretary of the Coboes Paient Lxanher 
Company, 313 Temple coort, Xev York, X. Y. 

'58. The Rev. Charles C C Fumer vas appc^nied a^ent of tbe 
Indian Rights Association of Philadelphia in iBsj, to look after Indian 
interests as affected by legislation, and in that senrke has viKitd many 
Indian tribes, as well as resided at Washington daring seft%ions of 

'59. The Rev. Henry A. SchacfScr, Superintendent cf work for 
the Slavonic population in Cleveland, O., gave an interesting discoune 
on "Our Foreign Mission Field at Home; Its Extent ar.d Impor- 
tance; the Difficulty and Practicability of Working: It," at the Conven- 
tion of Christian workers held in New York in September. 

'85. Lewis A. James is Superintendent of the Saratoga Vichy 
Springs, Saratoga, N. Y'. 

'85. W^illiam W. Ranney will remain in College another year as 
instructor in the gymnasium. 


but who devote their lives steadily and patiently to their work, un- 
swervingly adhering to principle under all circumstances. 

The following story of his life is mainly as told by his widow. 

Christian Mowery was bom in Switzerland, September 22, 1842. 
At the age of nine he came with his parents to this country, and settled 
in Ohio, soon afterwards removing to West Virginia. 

He enlisted in the army in 1861, and remained in the service of 
the United States until the close of the war. It was not until this 
time that he learned to read and write the English language, and his 
education was fairly begun. While living in Detroit, Mich., where 
he was employed in a photographic gallery, he became converted, and 
determined to study for the Christian ministry. From Olivette Col- 
lege, Mich., he came to Marietta, whence he was graduated in 1875. 
He completed his theological studies at Yale Theological Seminary in 
1878, and in June of that year was installed as pastor in a church in 
Crolville, Ohio. 

In August, 1878, he married Miss Carrie K Fay, the daughter of 
the Rev. L. L. Fay, of Moss Run, Ohio, who, together with their 
four children, survives him. 

In 1882, Mr. Mowery went to New Ulm, Minn., at the instance 
of the Home Missionary Society of the Congregational body. His 
work in New Ulm was of a very diflScult character, owing to the fact 
there are many infidels in the town, and that his was the only church 
in which English is spoken. But he had chosen his field, and he de- 
voted himself unsparingly to his work, with few to help him and much 
to discourage him. His failing health troubled him only because he 
feared it might necessitate the resignation of his charge. After a brief 
vacation, he had just returned to his pastorate when he was stricken 
down and died October i, 1887. 

The preambles and resolutions appended were adopted at a meet- 
ing of the Marietta Chapter. 

Whereas^ God has thought best to remove from active work in His 
cause this devoted servant; and 

Whereas, We, the Marietta Chapter of the Delta Upsilon Fraternity, 
deeply feel Uie loss of this beloved brother; therefore be it 

Resohed^ That we extend to his bereaved family and friends the ex- 
pression of our sincere sympathy, with the earnest desire that the One 
who has laid His hand so heavily upon them, may support and comfort 
them in their sorrowful bereavement; also be it 

Resohed, That a copy of these resolutions be sent to the family of 
the deceased, and a copy be inserted in our Fraternity and college pub- 
lications. B. W. Labaree, 

W. G. Beach, 

A. Kingsbury, 

In behalf 0/ the Marietta Chapter 0/ Delta Upsilon, 


It u intended to make this department a supplement to the Quinc^uennial 
Catalogue published in 1884, and ¥rith this object m view, Alumni and friends of 
the Fraternity aie earnestly requested to send items of interest, changes of address, 
etc., concerning members of the Fratemity, to the Editor, Box 2887, New 
York, N. Y. 


'43. Samuel £. Warner died at his home in Brooklyn, N. Y., early 
in Joly. For forty years he has been connected with the American 
Tract Society, as Assistant Secretary, and also as an Editor of the Illus^ 
grated Christian Weekly. 

'47. The Hon. David A. Wells contributes an article on ''Eco- 
nomic Disturbances since 1873" to the October number of the Popular 
Science Monthly, 

'49. Nathan S King, M. D., of New York City, is one of the dele- 
gates appointed by the General Synod to the Council of the Alliance of 
Reformed Churches holding the Presbyterian System, to be held in 
London, July, 1888. 

'54. The death of young Willard Snowden, a son of the Rev. 

Bayard Snowden, Rector of St. John^s Episcopal Church, at Fort Hamilton, was 
due to injuries received in the cane rush between the Freshman and Sophomore 
classes of Columbia College in November. At least so his £ikther and the physicians 
who attended the young man declare. Snowden was one of the six cane-holders. 
In the contest he was thrown down, trampled on and kicked, until his body was one 
mass of bruises. He was taken homc^ but despite most careful nursing never re- 
covered. After ten months of excrudating suffering he died at St. James, L. I., 
and was buried on Sunday. Blood poisoning was the immediate cause of his 
death.''— iV>» York Tribune. 

'56. Frank Shepard is Secretary of the Cohoes Patent Lumber 
Company^ 313 Temple court, New York, N. Y. 

'58. The Rev. Charles C. C. Painter was appointed agent of the 
Indian Rights Association of Philadelphia in 1883, to look after Indian 
interests as affected by legislation, and in that service has visited many 
Indian tribes, as well as resided at Washington during sessions of 

'59. The Rev. Henry A. SchaufBer, Superintendent of work for 
the Slavonic population in Cleveland, O., gave an interesting discourse 
on "Our Foreign Mission Field at Home; Its Extent and Impor- 
tance; the Difficulty and Practicability of Working It," at the Conven- 
tion of Christian workers held in New York in September. 

'85. Lewis A. James is Superintendent of the Saratoga Vichy 
Springs, Saratoga, N. Y. 

'85. William W. Ranney will remain in College another year as 
instructor in the gymnasium. 


'86. G. Heniy Flint is teaching in the Monson Academy in Mon- 
son, Mass. 

*S6, William M. Marvin has for some time been at the head of the 
European Department in Cook & Son's Tourist Office in New York, 
N. Y. 

'87. John T. Baxter is studying law in Minneapolis, Minn. 

'87. William R. Broughton is studying medicine in New York. 

'87. William Goodyear is at Spokane Falls, Washington Territory. 
He is the city editor of the Review. 

'87. Archie F. McAlIaster is studying law in Columbia Law School, 
New York. 

'51. Daniel Johnson Pratt was bom in Westmoreland, N. Y., 

March 8, 1827, the only child of book-loving parents of Puritan origin. He fitted 
for college at the DeLancey Institute, in his native town; entered Hamilton Col- 
lege, and graduated with honors in 185 1. In 1864 he spent five months with the 
Army of ue Potomac as member of the Christian commission; then accepted a 
clerkship in the office of the Regents of the University of New York, and in Janu- 
ary, 1806, was appointed to the new office of Assistant Secretary of the Board of 
Regents, where for eighteen years of steady devotion he labored for the interests of 
education in the State. In this work he demonstrated his fsimUiarity with the best 
methods of instruction, and showed an organizing and executive power that made 
him very useful. He was a member of the convention of 1863, when the uni- 
versity convocation was organized, and shared largely in the work of subsequent 

In 1865 and 1866, when the academic examinations were established by the 
Regents, Dr. Pratt's large resources of knowledge, industr]^, tact and patience 
were thoroughly tested in organizing a system of examinations so unique and 
untried that no model could be found for them, but which, meeting a hearty 
welcome from the colleges, secured a positive advance in ^e cause of higher 

He conducted important historical researches; wrote a biofirraphy of Peter 
Wraxall, Secretary of Indian Affairs for the Province of New York; fix>m 1869 
was Secretary of the Albany Institute, and edited several volumes of its Proceed- 
ings; prepared valuable papers for the university convocations; was Clerk of the 
State Boundary Commission, and compiled two volumes of an exhaustive history 
and delineation of the boundaries of the State; was also Clerk of the New York 
State Survey; Treasurer of the New York State Teachers* Association, and one of 
the most constant attendants on its annual meetings. He compiled the annals of 
public instruction for the State from 1726 to 1746; wrote the history of King's 
College before the change of its title to Columbia; and a full history of the Uni- 
versity of the State from its establishment in 1784, and lived to witness its centen- 
nial in 1884. 

He died September 12, i884» at the age of 57, a man who never knew the 
luxury of idleness, and whose recreations were only new varieties of voluntary 

'61. The Hon. Albert L. Child has been appointed Clerk of the 
Auburn Prison. 

'66. The address of the agency for Japan of the American Bible 
Society is Yokohama. The administration is in the hands of the 


Rev. Heniy Loomis. That the infloence of the society in Japan is 
increasing fron& jear to year through its efforts in distributing the 
Bible without note or comment, is abundantly shown by the published 
statistics in the BibU Soaefy Xecard, March, 1887. 

'68. Henry Randall Waite, FkD., is Secretary of the Julien Elec- 
tric Company at 120 Broadway, New York, N. Y. He resides at 243 
West 47& street 

'69. Selden H. Talcott, M.D^ of Middletown, N. Y., is Professor 
of Mental and Nervous Diseases in the New York Homoeopathic 
Medical College and Hospital. 

'75. At the exercises held in memoiy of the Rev. Henry Ward 
Beecher at New Preston, Conn., on July 19th, the Rev. Frank S. 
Child, Pastor of the Presbyterian Church at Preston, read a paper on 
"The Boyhood of Henry Ward Beecher; the Influence of Litchfield 
County on his Career." 

'82. David R. Roger was lately married to Miss Clara M. Aldrich, 
of New York. 

'85. £. Jay Wager has commenced the practice of law at Phila- 
delphia, N. Y. 

'86. Frederick W. Griffith is Secretary and Treasurer of the Gar- 
lock Packing Company, manufacturers of Garlock's Ring Packings, 
of Palmyra, N. Y. He has resigned his position in Kirkland Hall, 
CUnton, N. Y. 

'87. Henry D. Hopkins is engaged as principal of the academy 
at Southampton, Long Island, N. Y. 

'87. John G. Peck was married soon after the close of the college 
year to Miss Sweet, of Great Bend, N. Y. Brother Peck and wife will 
take up their residence in Lowville, N. Y., where he has the position 
of assistant principal in the academy. 

'Sj, Frank H. Robson will spend the year at Elizabeth, N. J., 
having been engaged as master in classics in the Pingry Institute. 

'87. Andrew H. Scott is principal of the private school for the 
sons of officers at Fortress Monroe, Va. 

'87. Frank B. Severance is Principal of the Camden, N. Y., High 
School for the present year. 

'87. Harry P. Woley has entered the College of Physicians and 
Surgeons of New York, where he will complete a course of medicine. 


•57. The Rev. Denis Wortman, D.D., of Saugerties, N. Y., is 
among the delegates appointed by the General Synod to the Council 
of the Alliance of Reformed Churcbes holding the Presbyterian System, 
to be held in London, July, i888« 


'58. The Rev. Tames D. Wilson, D.D., may be addressed at 348 
West 57th street, New York, N. Y. 

'60. Samuel J. Storrs has his law office at 110 Broadway, New 
York, N. Y. His residence is 69 Lexington avenue. 

'80. James Turner is with the firm of Arbuckle Brothers, iii 
Front street, New York, N. Y. He resides at 79 St Mark's avenue, 
Brooklyn, N. Y. 

'81. Charles A. Doubleday is with his Other's firm, John W. 
Doubleday, 60 Lispenard street. New York, N. Y. He resides at Mont- 
clair, N. J. 

'81. Russell L. Low resides at "The Chelsea," a3d street, be- 
tween Seventh and Eighth avenues. New York, N. Y. 

'81. Daniel Nason is practicing law at 156 Temple Court, New 
York, N. Y. 

'82. William T. Jerome is in law partnership with Daniel Nason, 
'81, at 156 Temple Court, New York, N. Y. 

'86. William F. Walker is studying law at the Albany Law School, 
Albany, N. Y. 

'86. Robert A« Woods paid the Amherst Chapter a recent visit. 
He is at present studying theology at Andover, Mass. 

'87. Frederick P. Johnson is teaching in the Hartford, Conn., 
High School. 

'87. Walter £. Merritt is studying law at the Columbia Law 
School, and is rooming in the Delta Upsilon Club House, 8 East 47th 
street. New York, N. Y. 

'87. Alonzo M. Murphy is Assistant Manager of the Eastern 
Office of the New England Loan and Trust Company. Address, Room 
7, 160 Broadway, New York, N. Y. Brother Murphy is also at the 
Delta Upsilon Club House. 

'8";, Samuel F. Nichols is teaching in the Franklin private school, 
Germantown, Pa. Address 5128 German town avenue. 

'87. Edward B. Rogers is cashier of an electrical appliance firm 
at Elmira, N. Y. 

'87. Alfred L. Struthers is studying theology at the Hartford, 
Conn., Theological Seminary. 

'87. George A. White is studying theology at the Auburn, N. Y., 
Theological Seminary. 

'87. Walter P. White is principal of the Deerfield, Mass., academy. 

'87. Edwin H. Whitehill is teaching in the High School at West 
Barnstable, Mass. 



'74. Charles W. Foote, Ph.D., is general manager of the Sprague 
Electric Company for Northern Ohio. His address is 824 Madison 
Avenue, Cleveland, O. * 

'78. The Rev. Henry T. McEwen was installed as pastor of the 
14th Street Presbyterian Church, New York City, on the nth of 

'80. Alfred Wolcott is practicing law in Grand Rapids, Mich. 

'80. J. Aubrey Wright remains at Hudson, O., in the Western 
Reserve Academy. 

'81. George N. Thomas is still with the Cleveland Rolling Mill 
Company in South Cleveland, O. 

'S2. Charles D. Jacobs is preaching at Ishpcming, Mich. 

'83. John P. Sawyer, M.D., has entered into partnership with 
Dr. G. C. E. Weber, Dean of the Medical Department of W. R. U. 
He sailed in August for Germany for a course in one of the German 

'83. Willard N. Sawyer is with the Edgar Thompson Steel Works, 
at Braddock, Pa. 

'83. Walter C. Van Ness is still teaching at South New Lyme, O. 

'84. Ledyard M. Bailey remains in Cleveland, O. 

'84. Louis £. Canfield is preaching at Letchie, Dakota. 

%4. George C. Ford returns to the Howard Law School. 

'84. John B. Hobart spent the vacation in missionary work in 
Dakota. He returns to the Union Theological Seminary in New York 
for his Senior year. 

'84. Arthur C. Ludlow graduated from the Union Theological 
Seminary in May, and was at once installed in his church in South 
Qeveland, O. 


'58. The Rev. Judson W. Shaw has accepted a call to the First 
Congregational Church, Royalston, Mass. 

'62. The Rev. William C. Barrows is suppl3dng the churches at 
Paris and South Paris, Me. 

'62. Colonel Zeurro A. Smith, of the Boston Journal^ has become 
managing editor of the Leavenworth Times, 

'64. Colonel Henry C. Merriam, of the 7th Infantry, U. S. A., is 
located at Fort Laramie, Wyoming Territory. 

'81. The Rev. Fred. M. Preble, of Pittsburg, Pa., spent his sum- 
mer vacation at Farmington, Me. 


'82. Born in Chelsea, Mass., June 17, 1887, to Mr. and Mrs. 
Herbert S. Weaver, a daughter. 

'82. Samuel J. No well is principal of the High School at Rock- 
port, Me. 

'83. The Rev. Richard H. Baker, of Newton Theological Semi- 
nary, has accepted a call to become pastor of the Sixth Street Baptist 
Church, New York, N. Y. Brother Baker entered on his labors last 

'85. William H. Snyder has resigned his position as principal of 
the High School at LitUetown, Mass., with the intention of taking a 
post-graduate course at Harvard. 

'85. On June 19th, Fred. A. Snow and Miss Jennie L. Ford, 
of Wajoie, Me,, were united in marriage. 

'86. On June 28th, the Hon. Randall J. Condon, of Friendship, 
Me., and Miss Abbie M. Maynard were united in marriage. 

'86. Horatio R. Dunham has engaged in the clothing business, 
and is securing a good trade in Waterville, Me. under the firm name 
of DoUofif & Dunham. 

'86. Seldom C Overlook is principal of the High School at Wash- 
ington, Me. 

'86. Albert M. Richardson was married September 6, 1887, to 
Miss Rose Cushman, daughter of Horatio Cushman, of Hebron, Me. 
Brother Richardson and his bride set out immediately for Washington, 
D.C., where he has been reappointed assistant teacher in Wayland 
Seminary, with increased salary. 

'86. Elisha Sanderson preached during the summer at Bradley and 
Great Works, Me. 

'87. Holman F. Day is on the editorial stafi* of the Fairfield, Me., 

'87. Charles £. Dolley is principal of the academy, Paris, Me. 

'87. Horace D. Dow is principal of the High School at Williams- 
burg, Mass. 

'87. Stanley H. Holmes is principal of the High School at Milo, 

'87. Eugene W. Jewett is teaching at Waldoboro, Me. 

'87. Joel F. Larrabee, Jr., is in the employ of the Equitable Life 
Insurance Company of Pennsylvania. 

'87. Irving O. Palmer is principal of Derby academy, Derby, Vt 

'87. Charles C. Richardson is Principal of the Wayne, Me., High 


'84. George R. Mathews and James F. Cross graduated from 
Yale Divinity School in May. The former sailed for Germany in July 
for a course in psychology in the German universities; the latter left 
in August for his new field of labor among the Sioux Indians in South 

'84. Harley C. F. Roberts returns to Graduate Department, Yale 

'85. Fred. W. Ashley, after a successful year at St Charles College, 
Mo., succeeds Brother Henry H. Hosford, '80, as instructor in Latin at 
the Western Reserve Academy, Hudson, O. 

'85. Elmer O. K Brooks graduated at the University of Michigan 
Law School and is now located in Cleveland, O. 

'86. John N. Weld and Calvin A. Judson will continue the study 
of law next year in Cleveland, the latter with Kermish & Chapman. 

'87. Frank Kuhn is studjring law with Ong & McMillan in Cleve- 
land, O. 

'87. Charles C. Stuart is in business in Cleveland, O. 

'87. George A. Wright received the salutatory at Commencement. 
He remains at his home in Bellevue, O., for a year. 


'68. Emil Kneckling has resigned from the Executive Board of 
Rochester, N. Y,, to undertake the building of a great trunk sewer for 

'77. Adelbert Crouise has returned firom his extended tour in 
^Europe. Mr. Crouise traveled during his absence through Great 
Britain and the principal nations of continental Europe, besides spend- 
ing some time in Northern Africa, particularly Tunis. 

'78. Robert B. Wickes, Esq., is one of the Government Com- 
mittee of the Rochester Athletic Association which has been in exist- 
ence in this city for a few years past 

'78. David Hayes, 'yS, and John A. Barhite, '81, were delegates to 
the New York State Republican Convention. 

'S$. Frank W. Foote, who has been for the past five years an in- 
structor in a missionary college at Cawnpore, India, was delighted on 
the twentieth of August last by the addition to his family of a third 
member in the capacity of a diminutive son. Brother Fooie's only 
regret is that his son can never be President of the United. States. 

'84. George S. Swezey will finish this year his course in theology 
at the Princeton Seminary. Since graduation he was one year principal 
of the Bergen High School, but for the past two years he has been in 
attendance at the seminary. 


'84. The Rev. Elmer £. Williams is pastor of the Baptist Church 
of Dover, Del. 

'85. George F. Holt and J. Ross Ljrnch have resumed their sem- 
inary studies again this fall. Brother Holt concluded his course of 
theology this year at Mergan Park, III, while Brother Lynch enters 
upon his second year at the seminary in Rochester. He also conducts 
the exercises of the Eighth Ward Mission, where an elegant building 
has been erected during the past summer for the mission services. 

'85. Joseph H. Hill sends greetings from his new field of labor. 
Brother Hill was appointed to the chair of Greek and Belles Lettres in 
Chadduk College, Quincy, 111. Latest reports go to show that Brother 
Hill is filling his position very acceptably, and is recognized as a valu- 
able addition to the Faculty of the institution. 

'85. Henry C. Cooper has begun his last year at tlie Theological 
Seminary. This is Brother Cooper's seventh year of study in Roch- 
ester. He still acts as pastor of the Lyell Avenue Mission. 

'86. William E. Leoncks has resigned his position of Professor of 
Greek at Barkeyville Institute, Pa., and has begun his theological 
studies in Rochester. His many friends of the Park Avenue Baptist 
Church welcomed him back and urged him to take charge of the East 
Rochester Mission, which he is temporarily doing. 

'86. Ernest N. Pattel, who traveled last year in the interest of the 
Geological Cabinet of the University, is now taking a post-graduate 
course in the new chemical laboratory. Brother Pattel intends to fit 
himself for a professorship in the department of chemistry. 

'86. Wallace S. Truesdell has gone to Florida to enter upon his 
new duties as Professor of the Classics in Deland College. 

'87. Benjamin Otto, Fred. E. Marble, and Cortland R. Myers 
have entered the seminary in Rochester, while Herbert Manchester 
has gone to Auburn to study theology. 

'87. Fred. A. Race has been appointed to the Chair of Modern 
Languages at Deland College, Florida. 

'87. Arthur L Smith has entered a medical college in Philadel- 
phia, Pa. 


'60. The Hon. Elijah B. Sherman was recently elected president 
of the Illinois Association of the Sons of Vermont. Brother Sherman 
was one of the founders of the society, and has served as secretary 
and vice-president for several years, and has contributed much to the 
success of the organization. 

'70. The Rev. Eugene F. Wright has resigned the pastorate of 
the Congregational Church at Rockton, 111., to take that of the church 


at Crystal Lake; O. The Rockton chnrck adopted a series of venr 
flattering resolatioiis^ whidr tber sent with him to his nev charge. 

'76. £dward H. Baxt» b a pradiciiig phjsiciaii at Hrde Fuk» 

'86. Charles BiUings is Professor of Latin and Greek at Troj 
Conferoice Academr, Pooltnef , Vc 

'86. Menrin H. Dana is stndjing law at the Albanj, N. Y., Law 

'87. Hemy N. Winchester has charge of die graded school at 
Mincville, N. Y. 


'66. The Rey. Beter V. VanBoskirk has removed to Gravesend, L 
L, N. Y. 

'71. The Rey. Andrew Hageman has been installed pastor of die 
Reformed Chorch of Holmdel, N. J. ; the Rev. George Swain, '63, 
preached the sermon at his installation. 

'75. The Rev. J. Preston Searle, of Somerville, N. J., has recendj 
retamed from an extended tonr through Enrope: He also spent two 
weeks in Cairo with the Rev. Julian Lansing, £^0011, '47, and his son. 
Professor John G. Lansing, of the New Brunswick Theological Semi- 

'74. The Rev. Ralph W. Brokaw, pastor of the Reformed Church 
at BeUeriOe, N. J., has accqpted a call to become the asnstant of Dr. Talmage at 
the Tabernacle. The rev er end gentleman graduated at Ratgers Colkge and at the 
New Brunswick Theological Seminary, has had several successful pastorates, and is 
understood to be possessed of a good stock of sound executive abihty. Under Dr. 
Talmage's care the Tabernacle congregation has become so large that it b more 
than one man can do to attend to all its needs. The assistant pastor will find a 
warm welcome awaiting him. Brooklyn has more than its share of ministers 
already, but there is plenty of room left for the right kind of spiritual guides. — 
Brookfyn EagU. 

The Rev. Ralph W. Brokaw, of Belleville, N. J., who has accepted 

the call to the assistant pastorate of the Brooklyn Tabernacle, has withdrawn his 
acceptance, owing to the pressure of consistory, congregation and town, and he 
will remain pastor of his present chnch. — N, K Tribx 

'79. The Rev. Herman Hageman has accepted a call to the Re- 
formed Church at High Falls, N. Y. He will begin his work there 
early in November. 

'81. The Rev. George H. Stephens has removed to Flanders, N, 
J., where he is pastor of the Presbyterian Church. He was married, 
September 28th, to Miss Mary Creveling of Annandale, N. J. 


'8 1. The Rev. Garrett Wyckoff, Jr., was installed pastor of the 
Reformed Church of Metuchen, N. J., October iSth, and married to 
Miss Miller, of Poughkeepsie, N. Y., October 20th. 

'82. The Rev. William I. Chamberlain will sail for India Novem- 
ber 5th, where he will assist his father in missionary work. 

'84. The Rev. George Davis was installed pastor of the Reformed 
Church of Peapack, N. J., June 30. He was married, September 28th, 
to Miss Fannie Johnston, of Washington, N. J. 

'86. Lewis B. Chamberlain is Professor of English Branches in 
the Rutgers Grammar School. 

'87. Thurston W. Challen is engaged in engineering work on the 
Lehigh Valley Railroad. His address is Sayre, Pa. 

'87. Frank J. Sagendorph is teaching in the Kemper Family 
School, Boonsville, Mo. 

'87. William P. Merrill has entered Union Theological Seminary, 
New York. 

'87. Asa Wynkoop is teaching classics in the Collegiate Grammar 
School, New York City. He may be addressed at 8 East 47th street 

'87. Harry J. March spent part of the summer surveying the 
Newark marshes. His address is New Brunswick, N. J. 

'88. Rufus N. Chamberlain is engaged in electrical work in Phila- 
delphia and New York with his brother J. Chester Chamberlain, '82. 
His address is 32 Nassau street. New York. 

'75. The Rev. Hendrick A. Hendrickson, after serving the Re- 
formed Church of Schodack Landing, N. Y., very acceptably, has 
accepted a call to the church at Ellens ville, N. Y. His congrega- 
tion presented him with a handsome gold watch as a token of their 

'S$, The Rev. George Z. Collier and the Rev. Isaac S. Schenck, 
'43, have been appointed classical agents respectively for foreign and 
domestic missions. 


'70. The new work of Professor E. Benjamin Andrews, D.D., 
LL.D., '* Institutes of General History," is receiving high commenda- 
tion, both as a text-book for colleges and as a guide to the general 
student of history. It is published by Silver, Rogers & Co., of Boston, 
Mass. He also contributes an article entitled "A Course of Reading 
in Ethics," to the June number of Cm'cs, official publication of the 
American Institute of Civics. 


'74 . Professor Winslow Upton has returned from an extensive tour 
in Europe, and resumed his work as Professor of Astronomy in Brown. 

'82. The Rev. Francis H. Davis was ordained at Franklin Falls, 
N. H., April 21, 1887. 

'83. Alfred W. Fitz has returned from Europe and is practicing 
law at 5 Tremont street, Boston, Mass. 

'83. Howard W. Preston is a bookseller in the firm of Tibbitts St 
Preston, Providence, R. I. He is the editor of a volume of ** Docu- 
ments lUnstrative of American History," published by G. P. Putnam's 
Sons, New York. 

'83. Ray W. Greene, M.D., is senior resident physician at the 
Boston Lying-in Hospital. 

'84. Frank M. Bronson is Instructor in Latin and Greek at Brown 

'84. Frank H. Andrews was married on October 13, 1887, to 
Miss Catherine M. Baker, at the First Universalist Church, Provi- 
dence, R. I. 

'85. Harlan P. Abbott is studying at the Harvard Medical 

'86. Wilbur B. Parshley has entered the Newton Theological 

'86. Edward C. Bumham is taking a course in Mechanical Engi- 
neering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technolog}'. 

'86. Daniel H. Fuller is at the Harvard Medical School. 

'87. Frank S. Dietrich is Professor of Latin and Elocution at 
Ottawa University, Ottawa, Kansas. 

'87. Walter C. Bronson has entered the Harvard Divinity School. 
He is also doing post-graduate work. 

'87. Charles L. White and William W. Wakeman are studying at 
the Newton Theological Seminary, Newton Centre, Mass. 

'Sj, Wayland J. Chase is in business with Mr. Allen T. Johnson 
at Providence, R. I. 

'Sy. Austin K. de Blois is taking a post-graduate course at Brown, 
in theology and philosophy. 

'87. Beniah L. Whitman is at Newton Theological Seminary, and 
is pastor of Baptist church at Newton, Upper Falls, Mass. 

'88. William M. Lippitt is Professor of Mathematics in Longmont 
College, Longmont, Colorado. 


The NovembCT number of The Papular Sdtnci Manlhfy contains the fifth 
[laper of the Hon. David A. WelU' dbcussions on "The Economic Disturbaacem 
since 1873." In it Mr. Wdts shows that increased facilities and cheapness of 
manufactnrc and transportation have been the chief factor in depressing prices, 
. while scarcity of gold has had but littk to do with the matter. Mr. G. P. berviss' 
admirable articles on "Astronomy with an Opera-Glass" is continued, with a 
paper on " The Stars of Autumn," in which many ol the most interesting constella- 
tions and other celestial objects will be described. 

"A Lady of the Old School " opens the November Atlantic Monthly. It is » 
charming rfaiulit of Mrs. Susan Leslejr's "Recollections" of her mother, Mrs. 
Lyman, of Northampton, and of the society which she gathered around her. Miss 
Jewett has a delightful sketch of a New England by-way called " The Landsca]>e 
Chamber," a curious atoiy, full of suggestion. Percival Lowell continues hia 
series of articles, "The Soul of the Far East," by a paper on Oriental Art, and 
John Fiske has another of his clear and readable studies in American History, 
dCTOled to an account of the adoption of the Constitution. Mr. Hametton, in 
the sixth paper of his " French and English " series, considers " Variety in the 
Indulgence of Sense as a Kesull of Individuality." 

The frontispiece of November Outing is a 6ne wood.cut of a group of ladies 
prominent in the Staten Island Ladies' Club. The opening article is a history of 
the Staten Island Cricket and Base-ball Club, one of the lareest and popular 
athletic organizations in [he country. The text is embellished by illustrations of 
the club houae and grounds. "Two Summers " is a romantic story of out-of-door 
tummer life in and about the quaint old seaside resort of Nantucket. General 
Randolph B. Manx's second contribution of his remarkable series of " Big Game 
Hunting in the Wild West " contains a deal of valuable information alwut the 
guides, hunten, and trappers of the game districts. Thomas Stevens has reached 
me most adventurous portion of his wheeling trip around the world, and recounts 
in lelting words hia perils and privations while crossing the Desert of Despair. 
Indian legends, duck hunting by Aitets, foK hunting in America, and a couple of 
bright poems comprise the varied contents of this popular magazine. 

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The Dblta Upsilon Fraternity, founded as the Social Fratbrnity in 
Williams College, '^'^vember 4, 1834. 

The LI Vth Annual Convention of the Fraternity will be held with the Adalbert 
Chapter, at Cleveland, O., November, 1888. 

The officers are: 

Honorary Prrsident - - Hon. William Bross, WilUamsy '38. 

Acnvs Prbsidsni* ' - - Rev. Arthur C. Ludlow, Adalbert, '84. 

First Vicb-Prbsident - - Norton T. Horr, Conuil^ '82. 

Second Vice-President - Hon. Randall J. Condon, Cciiy, *86. 

Third Vice-President - - Evan H. Hopkins, Adelbert, '89. 

Secretary .... Albert J. Phinney, Adelbtrt^ '90. 

Treasurer .... Jay W. Sombrville, Syracuse^ *go. 

Orator .... Rbv. George T. Dowling, D.D., Madison, '72. 

Pobt WiNTHROp B. Chamberlain, Michigan^ ^84. 

Historian .... Charles B. Parker, M.D., Rochester^ '74. 

Chaplain .... Rev. Henry M. Ladd, D.D., Middiebury, '72. 

Librarian .... Edward H. Brush, Co&imbia, '87. 

THE executive COUNCIL. eS^ 

Otto M. Eidlitz, Conull, '81 18S8. 

Charles E. Hughes, Brown, *8i 1889. 

Frederick M. Crossett, New York, '84 1889. 

Alonzo M. Murphby, AmJkerst, '87 1889. 

Henry E. Schell, New York, '88 1888. 

William J. Warburton, ColumHa, '90 1888. 

Secretary — Frederick Melvin Crossett, Box 2887, New York, N. Y. 

the alumni information bureau. 
Address all communications to Box 2887, New York, N. Y. 

THE quinquennial CATALOGUE. 

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


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


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elected annually by the Fraternity Convention. Its aim is to further the interests 
of the Fraternity, and provide a medium of communication between its members. 
Contributions to its pages and items of interest to the Fraternity are solicited from 
friends, Alumni and Under-graduates. 

The price of subscription is two dollars per volume. 

Back numbers. — ^Volumes II, III, IV and V may be had; price, $1 each. 

To Advertisers. — Contracts for advertising vriU be made on these terms: Pre- 
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Delta Upsilon Quarterly. 


FREDERICK MELVIN CROSSETT, New York^ '84, Editor-imXhief. 
Albert Warren Ferris, M.D., New York^ ^78. 

Vol. VL JANUARY, 1888. No. 2. 


' "Who's ready for the first boat?" The words ring oat sharply on 
the fresh morning air, and there is a frantic rush of half a dozen 
half-dressed, hongiy campers as the boat-keel grates over pebbles and 
projecting roots on its way to the hotel. Then the lazy ones stretch 
themselves and look out over the lake, while the sturdy rowers, lessen- 
ing in the distance, flash back the sunlight from swinging oar blades. 

On a certain bright morning about the end of last July, a bevy of 
such giddy girls as are always to be found around the shores of old 
Horicon, stood on the Wells House dock and looked on with wonder 
and delight as there disembarked, bag and banjo laden firom the 
steamer, two real, live men, moreover college men, and, best of all, 
loyal Delta U.'s, and such Delta U.'s as Fred. Crossett, sumamed "the 
King," and Frank Campbell. There were then sojourning at the 
£imous Mohican House seventeen young ladies and but three young 
gentlemen, while the proportion, or rather disproportion, of the sexes 
was about the same in the seven other hotels around Bolton. There- 
fore, naturally enough, every fair damsel that liked to play tennis in the 
morning, to be rowed about the lake in the afternoon, and to dance or 


'' razzle-dazzle "in the evening, watched the big white tent in coarse of 
erection over on Barker's Point, and thought it " pooty nice." A few 
days later the two first comers hailed a new arrival, and after him an- 
other, and another, coming at short intervals, representatives ori\%id^i, 
Columbia^ Harvard^ Rutgers^ Williams^ Union, Amherst and Madison, 
Altogether eighteen brothers visited the camp between July 29th and 
September ist, at one time eleven sleeping under our canvas rooC 
Besides his "Royal Nibs" before mentioned, there were "Brutus" 
and "Cassius," whose "didst" and "canst "and "thee "and "thou" 
made one small boy mistake us for a colony of quakers ; "Anson," the 
celebrated kicker, who loved a different girl at each hotel and kept 
them apart with great skill ; " Joblots," sporter of crimson jockey cap, 
eye-glasses and gymnasium tights ; "Billy the Goat" and "Billy the 
Kid ; " then several others, nick-nameless indeed, but none the less dis- 
tinguished ; and not only last, but least, the "Camp Baby." 

Otto M. Eidlitz, Cornell^ '81, came up to the lake about the mid- 
dle of August, but through ill health, was obliged to room at the 
hotel. Welsh, Columbia^ '90, and Thomas, Madison^ *%i, who had 
been canoeing and roughing it for a couple of months before, were 
with us during the last few days of the camp, and added much to our 

By dint of the general superintendence and occasional labor of 
this congenial crowd, the camp gradually assumed a very homelike 
appearance. Comfortable benches, with a peculiar propensity for fall- 
ing down unexpectedly, were nailed between the trees, our small but 
very patriotic American flag floated from the top of a stripped sapling, 
a long strip of canvas bore in conspicuous black letters the legend, 
" DELTA U. CAMP," while the limited lawn in front of the tent gen- 
erally presented a swept and garnished appearance pleasing to behold. 
A particular feature of the camp was the "barber-shop," consisting of 
a large box fitted with shelves nailed to the side of a tree, and stored 
with shaving mugs, brushes and other toilet articles. A square mir- 
ror hung beside the box ; and it was very amusing, on a rainy morn- 
ing, to see some half-clothed brother standing before this mirror, 
arranging his hair with one hand and supporting an umbrella with the 
other. Near at hand a long, waving line of towels, supported between 
two trees, gave something of a wash-day look to the scene. The doable 
covered 17X 16 tent, commanding a beautiful view of the lake, was di- 


vided down the middle bj a row of tranks^ over which was suspended a 
stout line, draped with heterogeneoa$ masses of clothing. The beds, 
consisting of straw mattresses, blankets and quilts, in various stages of 
repair^ were usually put to rights just before we retired, except when 
some of the girls came to visit us, and displayed their housewifidj 

After we had been in camp a few days we were favored by a call 
from Brothers James F. Chamberlain, Umom/^g^ and the Rev. William 
H. Vroom, Rutgers^ '62, of Ridgewood, N. J. Brother Chamberlain, 
who Mras President of the Franklin Bank of New York City for a good 
many years, is now living in retirement at Sabbath Day Point on the 
lake twelve miles above us. He is a charter member of the Uniom 
chapter and is hale and hearty at seventy-four years of age. As he was 
leaving after a pleasant visit, he extended an invitation to us to come up 
and take dinner with him some day. We did so and passed one of 
the happiest days of that happy vacation. A few days later the interest 
of oar jolly brother in the boys, was further manifested by the receipt of 
a large box of choice apples, which he thoughtfully sent with a note of 
kindly greeting. 

The event of the season is the annual regatta and ball of the Saga* 
more Hotel. Preparations are made for it days beforehand. Crews 
come from all parts of the lake to participate in the races for which 
handsome prizes are given, and a general good time is enjoyed by all. 
The fair iveather which has generally favored these days was no excep- 
tion this last time, and as the hour drew near for the races to com- 
mence, the lake in the vicinity of Bolton presented a gala appearance 
from the presence of a large number of boats of all descriptions, gayly 
decorated with pretty faces, bunting and the colors of favorite crews. 
Through the generosity of Brother Eidlitz the wearers of the Gold and 
Blae with their feminine friends watched the various events from the 
decks of a pretty steam yacht. 

Owing to the unexpected departure of Brother Roberts we were 
unable to enter the crew we had expected to, and so did not win a 

In the aflernoon we took another party of ladies and made a trip 
down the lake to Paradise Bay. The time going and coming was 
divided between telling stories, singing college and fraternity songs, 
and viewing the glorious scenery which abounds on all sides. 


In the evening a delegation attended the Sagamore ball and thus 
ended a day of many pleasant experiences. 

What did we do at the lake ? Well, each day was made up of a 
series of delightful nothings. One of the greatest pleasures of camp 
life, to me at least, was lying half-awake, on one's blankets in the 
morning, while a fresh breeze rustled the branches overhead, and 
some wandering bovine might be heard stumbling over the tent-ropes, 
and Freddie tried to work off the old joke about George washing his 
feet outside. An invigorating toilet performance in the open air, a 
brisk row of half-a-mile over to the hotel, a general demolishing of all 
things edible on the Locust Grove's hospitable tables, and then we 
were ready for solid amusement If a new comer was expected by the 
morning boat, a crowd of jolly campers, in white trousers, &Lncj 
flannel shirts and striped caps, would gather on the dock, sing col- 
lege and fraternity songs, and then give a ringing Delta U. yell in wel- 
come to the expected brother. Many mornings were pleasantly spent 
in watching a tennis tournament between Crossett and Roberts, of 
New Fork, and Stone and Eytinge of ColunUna, In the afternoon, it 
was almost impossible to find a camper when you wanted him. The 
boys and girls showed a strong tendency to wander off in pairs to some 
wooded isle or sequestered cove; but the evening meal always brought 
them promptly back with typical Lake George appetites. On rainy 
days you could waste your substance and energies on the pool-table, 
or indulge in all the games that ingenuity could invent within doors. 

But the evening was the season of greatest delight at Lake George. 
Then might be seen boat-loads of dress-suited campers (a strange 
anomaly) pulling for some brilliantly lighted hotel, where a hop, ger- 
man, lawn-party or masquerade might be in progress. An invitation 
to almost every social event was extended to the whole camp, and 
great was the lamentation of "Anson" when a new dress shirt, 

ordered from New York for the ball, arrived only two or 

three hours too late. After whirling in the "mazy "to his heart's 
content on such an occasion, some amorous camper would stroll off 
for a moonlight promenade with his fair partner, while echoing after 
him from some group of the knowing ones, would come the words, 
" None of my business, but then 1" 

A huge fire is blazing brightly down by the water's edge on Bar- 
ker's Point, asy wrapped in blankets, we throw ourselves down on 


benches around it George, our bath-tub and wash-tub, serves also 
as a refrigerator, by keeping things cool for us to drink, while ginger- 
snaps crackle in hungry jaws. Other camp fires are burning here 
and there along the shadowed lake-shores, and the lighted hotels are, 
one by one, relapsing into darkness. In silence we recline, and 
watch the sparks eddying upward among the sombre branches, while 
the still lake mirrors back the leaping flames. As the fire bums low, 
and only smouldering ashes illuminate the night-shrouded point, we 
stumble into the tent, rescue a two-inch candle butt from Stone's lefr 
tennis-shoe, and by its feeble light are soon comfortably snuggled in 
our warm beds. Then, as the whispering night-wind soughs among 
the pine-boughs overhead, we lie listening to the thousand forest- 
sounds that only make silence more impressive, till sleepy Morpheus> 
bids us forget the pleasures of a day at camp. 

W. Jack Warburton, 

Columbia, '90. 




Seek not to know Leuconoe, 'tis forbidden you to see. 
What term of life the gods shall give to either you or me ; 
Seek not to know life's ending — be it hx away or near — 
Through mystic calculations of a Babylonian seer. 

Far better, nobler, is it, with true patience to endure 

Whate'er the ruler Jupiter has for you in store I 

Whether he grants you many years or this one as the last. 

Which soon against the rock-bound coast the Tuscan waves shall cast* 

Then rack your wines Leuconog, and be ye wise to-day. 
Restrain now for a season short your longing hopes, I pray ; 
While we are thus conversing, Time on its way has gone. 
Seize, I say, the present day, care nought for the coming one. 

James B. Morman, Rochester, '90. 


Delta Upsilok Hall, 
Dear Brothers: 

Delta U. in Middlebury clasps the hands of her sister chapteis 
and sends to each the heartiest of greetings through the Quarterly. 

The prospects for the future of Middlebury College were never 
better than at present She has recently received a gift of $40,000 
from her Alumni, and an equal sum has been pledged by two other 
loyal friends of the college. This ends her struggle for existence and 
enables her to strive for success in a wider as well as nobler field. 
Her entering classes are steadily increasing and there is every reason 
for believing that, when she celebrates her one hundredth birthday in 
1900, her standing in numbers and influence among the New England 
colleges will be much higher than at present There has been but 
one change in the Faculty for this year: Professor J. M. Paton suc- 
ceeds Professor H. £. Scott in the chair of Latin, the latter resigning 
his position to go abroad. 

Nor does Delta U. look forward to the future with any less degree 
of hopefulness. 

As our location is rather isolated we seldom have the pleasure of 
entertaining a brother from another chapter. Though we are thus 
dispossessed of a powerful aid in strengthening fraternal feeling, yet 
we manage in other ways to become thoroughly infused with enthusi- 
asm for Delta U., and a feeling of careless indifference to the principles 
and aims of the Fraternity is unknown among us. 

All of our men returning at the beginning of the year, we threw 
unwonted energy into our rushing and did some campaign work 
which rather surprised our rivals, and as the year wears away we be- 
come more and more convinced that our delegation in '91 would 
make any chapter's heart rejoice. Our membership at present is 
eighteen, the largest in college. 

In our social intercourse a most fraternal spirit prevails. Our rank 
in the estimation of the townspeople is of the highest In athletics we 


benches around it George, our bath-tub and wash-tub, serves also 
as a refrigerator, by keeping things cool for us to drink, while ginger- 
snaps crackle in hungry jaws. Other camp fires are burning here 
and there along the shadowed lake-shores, and the lighted hotels are, 
one by one, relapsing into darkness. In silence we recline, and 
watch the sparks tddying upward among the sombre branches, while 
the still lake mirrors back the leaping flames. As the fire bums low, 
and only smouldering ashes illuminate the night-shrouded point, we 
stumble into the tent, rescue a two-inch candle butt from Stone's left 
tennis-shoe, and by its feeble light are soon comfortably snuggled in 
our warm beds. Then, as the whispering night-wind soughs among 
the pine-boughs overhead, we lie listening to the thousand forest- 
sounds that only make silence more impressive, till sleepy Morpheus 
bids us forget the pleasures of a day at camp. 

W. Jack Warburton, 

Columlna, '90. 




Seek not to know Leuconoe, 'tis forbidden you to see, 
What term of life the gods shall give to either you or me ; 
Seek not to know life's ending — be it far away or near — 
Throagb mystic calculations of a Babylonian seer. 

Far better, nobler, is it, with true patience to endure 

Whate'er the ruler Jupiter has for you in store I 

Whether he grants you many years or this one as the last. 

Which soon against the rock-bound coast the Tuscan waves shall casL 

Then rack your wines Leuconoe, and be ye wise to-day. 
Restrain now for a season short your longing hopes, I pray ; 
While we are thus conversing. Time on its way has gone. 
Seize, I say, the present day, care nought for the coming one. 

James B. Morxak, Rochester^ '90. 


The result was, that before the time for the Convention came, we 
had initiated ten '91 men, the largest class delegation we have ever 
had, the largest before this having been in 1859, our first class, which 
contained nine men. 

We all regretted very much the loss of Byron Cummings, '89, who 
accepted a lucrative position as Professor in Syracuse, N. Y., but as 
he is expected to return next month, we look forward with pleasure to 
the time when we shall see his familiar countenance among us. 

Our men all went heartily to the work of preparing for the Con- 
vention, and, we think on the whole, they showed remarkable business 
capacity. We have men of varied abilities and proclivities — ladies' 
men, ministerial men, metaphysical men, critical men, full-of-business 
men and political men — and by assigning to each such work as 
especially suited his taste and disposition, we were able to get the 
greatest amount of work with the least friction. 

We acknowledge, however, that we made some mistakes, and for 
these we humbly beg pardon, and are ready to promise to avoid them 
next time. We are very glad to have had the opportunity of showing 
our metal, and feel stronger for having made the effort It is true of 
societies as of individuals: they never know their strength until put to 
the test 

One very marked and gratifying evidence of our improved condi- 
tion is seen in our rooms. Not less than $400 has been expended 
upon them, and their elegance and comfort more than doubled. For 
this improvement we are greatly indebted to our Alumni, who have 
stood by us nobly. We cannot thank them too heartily. 

But the chief, the lasting benefit we derived from the Convention, 
was from the increased knowledge we gained of our brothers. The 
abstract ideas we had formed of them from correspondence and through 
the Quarterly were modified or confirmed by personal knowledge of 
the concrete embodiment of real men. Each chapter is to us a com- 
posite formed from the positive (not negative) characters of its represen- 
tatives. We know to whom we have given the right hand of fellowship 
and are satisfied. 

With a deeper love for our Fraternity than ever before, and a 
firmer faith in the principles she maintains, we shall go forth to new 
conquests. Delta U. is making history, and we are resolved that the 
future historian shall not want evidences of our possessing the right 
kind of activity. 


Besides preparing for the Convention, we did good work in other 
lines. On the foot-ball team we were ably represented, having the 
captain and two other players. On class teams we were also well 
represented. We have several fine tennis players and two men on 
the lacrosse team. 

The positions we hold on the glee club are first and second tenor, 
and second tenor substitute. Several of the offices in the literaiy societies 
have fallen to our men, as has also the presidency of the athletic asso- 
ciation and of the college Y. M. C. A. 

On account of a combination of the secret societies through Theta 
No Epsiion we were deprived of the principal class officers, but these 
we can afford to lose if we retain our integrity. Our position is more 
clearly indicated in the class-room than by the number of class offices 
we hold. 

There is more significance in our having three Phi Beta Kappa 
men, the whole number thus far elected from '88, than in all the offices 
at the disposition of the various classes. 

Again we record the winning of an entrance examination prize, the 
second having been taken by Harry Lockwood, of Batavia, 111. 

Other evidences of our superiority might be mentioned, but we 
forbear. ''Our past is inspiriting; our present prosperous; the outlook 
for the future encouraging." We have but to follow the path that is 
open before us and our success is assured. 

In the hope that we may have the pleasure of entertaining brothers 
from other chapters, and that the measure of prosperity that was shown 
to exist among them may continue, is our sincerest wish. 

Fraternally yours, 

Oscar M. Voorhees. 

Delta Upsilon House, 
Madison University, Hamilton, N. Y. 
Dear Brothers : 

The Madison chapter is still alive with thirty-one individuals to keep 
it breathing. We have initiated twelve men this fall, one Sophomore 
and eleven Freshmen. The large number of initiates prevents any 
diminution in our number, notwithstanding the three men who re- 
signed or were expelled. We got every man that we worked on and 


we worked on none but desirable men. One of our Freshmen took 
the entrance prize. 

We have bad our usual success in pledging men in the academy. 
We have pledged five men for the class of '93. Some of these men 
we were obliged to rush much more than usual and consider their 
acquisition a great victory. 

We have now setded down to the routine work of the year. 
During the fall term our literaiy meetings were a little out of the old 
rut Only half of the evenings were occupied with debates. On the 
other evenings we had a variety of schemes. While the experiment 
was a failure in some respects, a better preparation and more interest 
was shown than has been evident during the last year or two. We 
have had two evenings of veiy pleasant conviviality. The Hamilton 
nine played the Madison nine last fall, and after the game we had the 
pleasure of entertaining eight of the Hamilttm chapter at the chapter- 
house. We regretted that they could not stay until the wee sma' 
hours of the morning. But a modest feast, informal speeches, songs, 
and conversation made the evening pass very pleasantly. 

The other evening of sociability was our regular harvest-home. It 
was held November 15th. On that evening Brother George T. Dow- 
ling, D.D.,'73, of Cleveland, O., delivered his popular lecture, "The 
Good Old Times," at Tripp's Opera House. After the lecture the 
Delta U.'s repaired to the Chapter-house where the tables were spread 
and everything in readiness for the feast of reason and flow of soul. 
Albert P. Brigham, '79, of Utica, N. Y., was toast-master. Toasts 
were responded to by Professors Ford, Terry and McGregory; by 
Brothers Bennett, '86; Cossum, '87; and Dr. Dowling, '73. Mr. I. A. 
Douglass, '88, responded for the chapter. All agreed that we never 
had a more enjoyable and successful harvest-home. 

It is a little previous to mention the matter of prizes. Some one 
may get off the old saw about counting chickens before they hatch. 
We do not expect to do as well this year as we did last For, it does 
not fall to the lot of any chapter to take, annually more prizes than all 
the rest of the college, as the Madison chapter did last year. Still, we 
are certain of having three of the first four men in '88, and are willing 
to trust Providence for some other things. 

We were somewhat startled upon returning to college after the 
Christmas vacation by the report that another fraternity had established 

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a chapter at Madison. We wtve not staitkd because our ovn exist* 
ence was endangered, bnt because an j fratemitj would take the diances 
of keeping achapter alive here. This is the second diapter established 
at Madison within a year. The new Fratemitj is Phi G«mmA Delta. 
She starts with eight men. The college now maintains five fratemi* 
ties and their numerical strength is as follows: Delta Upsilon, 31; 
Ddu Kappa EpsUon, a6; Phi Kappa F^ 17; Beu Theta Pi, 15; Hu 
Gamma Delta, 8. With cordial greetings to all the diapleis. 

Fraternally jom% Fkxton C Rowxll, '88, 

Delta Upsilom Hall, 
Marutta CoLLiGX, Marietta, O. 
DxAE Brothkrs : 

The long fall term of fifteen weeks is drawing to a dose, and we 
are eagerly and almost impatiently awaiting the day which shall set us 
free for two weeks from all thoughts of study and of all other college 
cares and duties. At the close of such a long term's work, even a 
grasshopper is a burden, so that the Quarterly editor was certainly 
pardonable if he groaned in spirit when he opened his letter of instruc- 
tions and read what Brother Crossett expected him to da 

This term which has passed has been a quiet and uneventful one* 
This does not mean inactivity. Our weekly meetings have been well 
attended, and have kept up their interest We have already five men 
pledged from the Senior class of our academy, and hope to have 
another one before very long. We have indeed missed our brothers 
in '87, who were always full of enthusiasm for old Delta U., and who, 
by their wise counsd and earnest hearty work, did much to strengthen 
our Chapter ; but their loss has in some measure been made up by our 
seven Freshmen. Our Freshmen have proved themselves in eveiy way 
worthy DdtaU.'s. The more we see of them, the better we like them. 
In short, we believe our Chapter is as strong and united now as it ever 
was, if not more sa One event alone, the resignation of two of our 
members at the time, caused us considerable anxiety and trouble. Widi- 
Ctyt entering into particulars, I will simply say that, acting under the 
advice 0/ our Alumni in town, and according to our own best judg- 
ment, we too& the course which led to their resignation. Instead of 
its hurting us, we feel after two months' time that the loss of those tw(Q^^ 
men has been a real gain to us. 



On two or three occasions this term, we have held formal recep- 
tions In our hall. It is amazing how popular these little parties are 
among the young ladies of the town ; and if they had the control of 
the matter, we fear we would be kept busy most of the time giving these 
receptions. We have one of the best floors for dancing in the town, 
and you may be sure this fact is never forgotten at one of these enter- 

On Thanksgiving Day our boys met at the hall after their dinners, 
and spent the afternoon and evening together, thoroughly enjoying 
themselves. In the evening those who had managed to regain their 
appetites sufficiently, went out to one of the restaurants and had an 
oyster supper. Those of us who did not possess quite as active digest- 
ive organs, preferred to let them rest after their exertions of the day. 

The Convention at Rutgers excited an unusual interest among our 
boys. The return of our delegates and the reports which they would 
bring back, were awaited with interest At our next meeting after 
their return, full and glowing accounts of the Convention were given by 
them. This Chapter, on the whole, is very well satisfied with the 
actions of the Fraternity. We were especially pleased to know that 
Brother Crossett is to continue to use his energy and ability in the serv- 
ice of our Fraternity for another year. 

The relations between the fraternities here in Marietta have been, 
thus far in the college year, most amicable. In numbers, Delta U. 
and Alpha Sigma Phi (local) are even, each numbering nineteen men. 
The other societies are not as large. In scholarship we stand far 
ahead of all the rest We have the first and probably the third, fourth 
and fiflh honors in the Senior class. The fact that two of our Fresh- 
men won the prizes for the best entrance examinations, shows the 
standing of Delta U. in '91. Some of our Sophomores also are well 
up toward first in their class. All that our principal rival. Alpha 
Sigma Phi, can claim, is the first three men in '89. The other frater- 
nities have still less to boast of. We do not, intend, however, to dis- 
parage the strength aild excellencies of our rivals. If all of the Alpha 
Sigma Phis were like their representatives in the two upper class-to, we 
should be able to find but little fault with their society : but they have 
lowered its moral tone, and, we think, committed . «-r ve mistake by 
taking some of the men that they have in the tv Iuhc. classes. 

The question which is now agitating all mil ' in our college 


and town is the coming centennial of the settlement of the Northwest 
Territoiy. Perhaps it is not generally known that Marietta was the 
first permanent settlement in this territory under the famous Ordinance 
of 1 787. The pioneers floating down the Ohio River landed on the pres- 
ent site of Marietta, on April 7, 1 788, and it is this event which is to be 
celebrated. Lately a discussion has arisen whether this general glori- 
fication will not be more enthusiastic if postponed to the more settled 
and balmy days of May or June ; but whether April 7th or some later 
day be selected, Marietta is sure to commemorate her birthday in 
some fitting manner. All heads and hands are busy planning and 
working to raise the necessary funds. Recently the Ladies' Centennial 
Committee arranged a grand historical pageant It was presented in 
the opera house two nights before large audiences and was a great suc- 
cess. About eighty characters prominent in our early national or local 
history were represented in various interesting scenes and tableaux. 
Some thirteen or fourteen of our Delta U. boys had parts in this 
pageant, representing various persons, such as John Alden, Lafayette, 
Blennerhasset and others. 

There is promise of a large attendance at the celebration next 
spring. We hope to see among the many strangers some of our 
brothers in Delta U. from some of our sister chapters. Any Delta U. 
who comes may be sure of a most cordial welcome by our boys, for we 
are so off by ourselves that we seldom see anyone here wearing a 
Delta U. pin, aside from our own Alumni and active members. 

Fraternally, Robert M. Labareb, '88. 

Delta Upsilon Hall, 
Northwestern University, Evanston, 111. 
Dear Brothers : 

The Norikwesiem chapter of Delta U. sends greeting to her sister 
chapters. The college year has opened for us with renewed spirit man- 
ifested in all our Fraternity work. Although our endeavors to secure 
larger and finer quarters were not successful, we have not given up the 
idea, and thoughts of a chapter-house have even begun to form them- 

We entered upon the year's work with nineteen men. We miss 
our men in '87, although they are still enabled to meet with us in 


our Monday evening meetings. Brothers Atchison, Larash and Mid- 
dlekau£f living in Evanston, and Brother Brand coming from Chicago 
now and then, to visit with us. We have initiated three men: Arthur 
Pattison, '88; Shelby Singleton, '91 ; and William B. Walrath, '91. 
Brother Mason was forced to leave the University before the close 
of the fall term, so that we now number ai — 4 Seniors; 4 Juniors ; 8 
Sophomores, and 5 Freshmen. In rushing for men we have been 
victorious in every coptest, and have no difficulty in securing the men 
whom we desire. 

Our relations with the other, fraternities represented here are some- 
what strained, and, in fact, for some time there has been a combina- 
tion against us. "Our friends, the enemy," are afraid of our strength 
and combine to keep us off the contests. Although we are unani- 
mously against schemes and scheming, it has now become a matter of 

The most enjoyable event of the fall term was the annual banquet 
to our initiates. Brothers Charles H. Brand, George I. Larash, Hugh 
D. Atchison, of '87 ; Wilbur F. Atchison, '84 ; Robert L Fleming, 
'86; Leonard L. Skelton, '85; Parke £. Simmons, Cornell^ '81 ; and 
Willard A. Hill, Rochester^ '83, were present with us on that occasion, 
and the evening was filled with pleasure. Brothers Simmons and Hill 
both gave us many new ideas of fraternity life ; reports from the Con- 
vention gave us new love for Delta U., and midnight came and went 
before we thought of leaving the feast of "good things." 

On October 6th we were favored with a visit from John F. Mere- 
dith, De PauWy '87, who passed two days with us. We are glad to 
clasp hands with Delta U.'s who chance to come this way. 

Our University having come into the possession of the 18-inch re- 
fractor of the Dearborn Observatory and all its appurtenances, we 
shall be enabled to make the acquaintance of Prof Geoige W. Hough, 
Union^ '56, who has for some years been in charge of that instrument 
Professor Hough is considered one of the leading astronomers of the 
West Fraternally, Robert H. Holden. 

lvrtkrs from chaptxrs. io3 

Delta Ufsilon Hall, 
Lafaysttk College, Easton, P^ 
Dear Bsothers : 

The college year at La&jette opened with brilliant prospectai One 
hundred and four new men registered, which is the largest number 
we have had for ten years. 

The fraternities have been unusually active in " rushing " new 
men and most of the chapters represented have secured a good delega- 
tion, considering the number of fraternities and the number of men to 
select froni. 

Delta Upsilon has added six to her number since college opened, 
and has another pledged. These six include two Sophomores and 
four Freshmen. We are divided among the classes thus : Seniors, 
2 ; Juniors, 4 ; Sophomores, 6 ; and Freshmen, 4. 

The numerical strength of our rival fraternities may be seen by fhe 
following figures: 

Delta Kappa Epsilon, 15 ; Zeta Psi, la ; Phi Kappa P^i, 16 ; Phi 
Delta Theta, 16; Chi Phi, la ; Delu Tau Delta, 16 ; Phi Gamma 
Delta, 12. 

Sigma Chi has been almost inactive for several yeais, and this year 
its number was reduced to two members. These two quietly joined 
the Chi Phi soon after College opened, thus removing Sigma Chi 
entirely from our midst 

Considerable excitement is aroused at present by a movement to 
establish the Zeta Phi Sophomore Society in this college. The object 
of this movement is to bring an opposition to the Theta Nu Epsilon, 
which at present is controlled by the Chi Phi Fraternity. Some mem- 
bers of other fraternities being proposed for membership in Theta Nu 
Epsilon were black-balled by the Chi Phi men, so it is rumored, and 
this caused the hard feeling that started the opposition movement 

We receive occasional visits from our Lehigh brothers and would 
be pleased to see still more of them. Brothers Conner and Beatty, '87, 
each made two visits during the &11 term, and we were extremely 
happy to take them by the hand once more and give them a brotherly 

With best wishes for the sister chapters I am. 

Fraternally yours, Stuart Croasdalb. 

i04 delta upsilon quaxtsrly. 

Delta Upsilon Hall, 
Lehigh Uniysrsity, South Bethlehem, Fa. 
Dear Brothers : 

Looking back over the two jears' existence of the Lehigh chapter 
in Delta U., we are assured of the fact that its growth has been steady. 
But why should it not be thus ? Founded by a committee enthusi* 
astic in the cause of Delta U., our ten charter members continued the 
work with full appreciation of the grandeur of the cause in which they 
were enrolled. With the return of our delegates from each of the 
annual conventions, our members have been stirred with enthusiasm 
and have gone to work with renewed zeal. 

Two years ago we were the sixth fraternity in the order of establish- 
ment at Lehigh and now eleven fraternities have chapters striving — 
generally in a friendly way — ^for the ascendency among the societies 
here. With possibly one exception, all these chapters are in a flourish- 
ing and prosperous condition. 

We note by the table published in the July Quarterly what to us 
is an interesting fact; that is, that only one chapter of Delta Upsilon 
{Michigan) meets more rivals than we. Three of these chapters, our 
rivals, Psi U., Sigma Phi, Delta Phi, have chapter-houses — Delta Phi 
having but recently moved into the one they occupy. Though young in 
years we have entertained as large thoughts as some of our older sister 
chapters, for we have thought, planned and worked for a chapter- 
house here, but we have found it necessary to wait until the number of 
our alumni has increased. Though that body is as yet small, and 
some of them were in Delta U. less than a year before their gradua- 
tion, yet they do not forget the Fraternity nor their chapter, but give 
us frequent and generous help. 

Though compelled to start in rather small quarters, we now occupy 
very pleasant rooms on Main street, Bethlehem, and with the growth 
of our chapter and alumni our rooms have gradually been beautified 
and adorned until now they are very cozy and comfortable. Among 
other additions we rejoice in a new piano— our own» 

As all of our members are engaged in scientific studies, and there 
are no flourishing literary societies in the University, we naturally feel 
the need of some literary training. This want we endeavor to supply 
by making our meetings of a literary character, and although many of 
the exercises are extemporaneous, yet we feel that we get an infinite 


deal of good from them. We also have an occasional quiz by some 
member upon interesting and essential points in the historjr of Delta 
U., and we find this beneficial to the new men and not without interest 
to the older members. We sometimes even enter into the philosophj 
of history as applied to dead chapters. 

Feeling that a good and constantly increasing library is of value 
to a chapter, we have founded one and expect ^m each member the 
contribution of some good book each term. For this excellent idea 
we are indebted to one of our older nsters. 

With the graduation of '88 we lose our last charter members, but 
that will remove only four firom our fifteen members; and 'mid the 
sorrow of losing them we can rejoice in the increasing number of our 

The steady growth of our chapter is but typical of the growth of 
the University; for during that period the number of students has in- 
creased from but a little over three hundred to nearly four hundred. 
The popular course — electricity — ^has been lengthened from a one year's 
to a four years' course; new instructors been added to that efficient 
corps, and a new college church been completed called the P^ker 
Memorial Church, which we take pride in saying is one of the most 
cosdy and beautiful college churches in any American institutioiL 

Fraternally, Harlan S. Mikkr, '88* 

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

At last, after a period of doubt and anxiety, the Tu/Jls chapter of Delta 
Upsilon has settled down to its work for the year with a feeling of 
complacence. At no other time within the memory of the oldest 
resident (a Senior, of course) has there been such a vigorous and long- 
continued rushing of Freshmen. The presence of a third society in 
competition for the best men in the entering class necessitated the 
employment of unceasing vigilance to prevent some one's being left 
behind altogether in the general scramble. As a result, no one of the 
societies obtained all it strove for; but by no means did our chapter 
come out at the bottom of the heap; and taking into account our 
youth and inexperience, we feel very well satisfied with our success. 


Within the past two months we have taken six men into our chap- 
ter—one Senior, one Sophomore and four Freshmen — making our 
whole number nineteen. Of the other fraternities here Zeta Psi has 
twenty members and Theta Delta Chi nineteen. We have particularly 
strengthened our chapter in a musical way, and now have three men 
in the college orchestra and two in the glee club. 

At a recent meeting of the Directors of the Tufts Base-ball Asso- 
ciation, Srother Frank W. Durkee, '88, was elected Captain of the col- 
lege nine for next season. The position will not be an easy one to 
fill, because six of last year's nine are not now in college, and conse* 
quently new men will have to be trained to take their places. 

We often meet with members of the Harvard chapter, and not 
long ago some six or eight of our men made them a visit in req>on8e 
to an invitation to be present at their initiation ceremonies. To judge 
from their reports our men must have had a rousing good time, and, 
as ever, cannot speak too highly of their treatment at the hands of the 
Harvard chapter. 

A month or two ago elevens, representing the two chapters, played 
a game of foot-ball here, which resulted 14 to o in favor of 7\i/ts. 
Now that the custom of having an annual game of bass-ball and of 
foot-ball has been established, we hope that it may be continued, as it 
will bring together still more die members of the two chapters, and 
thus further our mutual acquaintance. 

It has been suggested that next spring a base-ball league be 
formed, to consist of nines from the Brawn, Harvard and ntf/s chap- 
ters. If a series of perhaps six games were arranged, each game 
could be made the occasion of a visit by the chapter of the visiting 
tteam, and thus would be productive of pleasure and profit to all con- 

The meetings of our chapter are conducted on the same general 
plan as those of last year, music by the orchestra being the chief 
addition. We aim to raise the standard of our literary work, with a 
possible dimunition in amount At present we are giving special 
prominence to debates, hoping thereby to make up for the lack of a 
general college debating society. 


G. Fred. Murdocx. 


The Fraternity membership now exceeds 4> 500. 

The Rochester chapter has a glee club which has won for itself 
high praises from the Rochester press. 

The Syracuse chapter holds its Twelfth Annual Reception Banquet 
at the Empire House, Syracuse, N. Y., March 9th. 

The WHUams chapter give a Comic Operetta and Reception at the 
Chapter-house, Williamstown, Mass., Monday evening, March 26th. 

Homer Greene's {Union, '76) story of "The Blind Brother," for 
which he received a $1,500 prize, has not only gone through many 
editions in this country, but an English edition has been prepared by 
T. T. Crowell, and it has been translated into the German. 

The Fifth Reunion and Banquet of the New England Delta Upsilon 
Club will be held on Tuesday, March 6th, at Young's Hotel, Boston, 
Mass. Ladies are again invited. The business meeting takes place 
at 5, and the dinner will be served at 5.30 p. m. 

An Omaha Democratic editor speaks of Colonel Lamont {Union, 
'73) as "the Bismarck of the Cleveland regime." Now if the German 
press does not wish to be outdone in politeness it will take occasion to 
refer to Bismarck as the Lamont of Emperor William. — New Fork 

Those members of the Fraternity who intend to visit the Delta U. 
Camp at Bolton this summer will be pleased to know that for some 
time past 9 small army of workmen have been busy erecting a new 
casino, overlooking the lake at Bolton. W. Rodman Winslow, pro- 
prietor of the Mohican House, is conducting the enterprise, and he 
expects to have the work completed by the middle of April 

Delta U. seems to be pretty well represented in the "American 
and English Students' Club," of Berlin, Germany. Henry C. Bier- 
with. Harvard, '83, is President; Camillo Von Klenze, Harvard, '86, is 
Treasurer; Robert James Eidlitz, Cornell, '85, is a member of the Ex- 
ecutive Committee; John P. Sawyer, Adelberi, '83, a member of the 
Constitutional Committee; and Henry T. Hildreth, Harvard, '85, and 
Edmund N. Snyder, Harvard, *%6, are also members of the club. 
Why not a Delta U. Alumni Association ? 


The Annual containing the records of the recent Ruigers Convention 
will be found more than usnally interesting this year. In addition to 
the addresses, lists of attendants, reports of chapteiB, committees, ex- 
ecutive council. Quarterly, etc., it contains four pa];)ers on ''Exten- 
sion," **Chapter.Houses," " Chapter-work " and *' The Attitude of 
Delta Upsilon to other College Fraternities." 

It will be sent postpaid on receipt of thirty-five cents by the Sec- 
retary of the Council, Frederick M. Crossett, Box 2887, New York, 
N. Y. 

The tenth annual meeting of the Delta Upsilon Camping Associa- 
tion will beheld at Bolton, on Lake George, during the entire month 
of August; the camp opening the latter part of July. Among those 
who expect to attend are Frank K. White, Williams, '90; Alonzo M. 
Murphey, Amherst, '87; Ralph W. Thomas, Madison, '83; Charles A. 
Bush, '84; Frederick M. Crossett, '84; Charles H. Roberts, '86; W. 
Francis Campbell, '87; and Frank P. Reynolds, '90, of New Fork 
Robert S. Bickford, Harvard, '85; Henry B. Turner, Jr., '89; Albert 
B. Pattou,'9o; William J. Warburton, '90; Howard F. Welsh, '90; and 
William E. Young, Jr., '91, oi Columbia. Circulars giving full informa- 
tion can be obtained from William J. Warburton, 8 East 47th street. 
New York, N. Y. 

Arthur T. Pierson, D.D., Hamillon, '57, of Philadelphia, Pa., has 
an article in the January ^bri^m entitled "Should the Churches be 
Free ? " and in the January Homileh'c *' Cluster of Gems, No. i." The 
same issue of the Homileiic contains a sermon, ** Looking unto Jesus," 
by the Rev. George E. Horr, Jr., Brown, '76. William Elliot Grif- 
fis, D.D., Ruigers, '69, of Boston, Mass., contributes "Japanese Art, 
Artists and Artesans," illustrated by a Japanese artist, to the January 
Scribner's, Professor E. Benjamin Andrews, D.D., LL.D., Brown, '70, 
of Brown University, has a paper, "Sir Henry Maine on the Prospects 
of Popular Government," in the Andover Review for January. The 
February Popular Science Monthly contains "The Economic Outlook, 
Present and Prospective," by the Hon. David A. Wells, LLD., 
D.C.L., Williams, '47, of Norwich, Conn. Scrihter's for February 
has a poem, "Upon a Winter Morning," by Maybury Fleming, New 
York, '72. In the February Atlantic, Frank G. Cook, Harvard, '82, 
continues his papers on the marriage question with the "Marriage 
Celebration in Europe." 



Eddy R. Whitney, '89, is oat of collie ibr a few weeks, but will 
retam before examinations. 

The Rev. Geoige Bayless, '64, pastor of the Presbyterian Chorch 
at Mexico, N. Y., preached in the college chapel Sunday morning, 
Febraary 5th, and Dr. Hamilton occupied his pulpit in return. 

The chapter-house was ready for occupancy at the opening of the 
winter term, and nine of our number arenowenjojringour new home. 
The Hamilton chapter would now advise all her sisters to "go thou 
and do likewise." 

The Junior class of Cottage Seminary gave their Senior class a re- 
ception on the evening of January 26th. Many of the collie students 
were kindly remembered, and report a veiy pleasant evening. 

The Theta Sigma Society of Houghton Seminary entertained their 
friends from the college, February 3d, with an "Auction Party." It is 
a novel and pleasant evening s entertainment, and was a complete suc- 
cess in every way. 

Coasting on College Hill has seldom been as fine and of as long 
duration as this winter, and the pleasant moonlight nights, together 
with some not quite so light, have been well improved by the students 
and their "cousins." The accidents, though numerous, have not 
been serious ; a few trees only have been injured, but they will recover 
by spring. 

A series of sermons to young men is now being given in the Stone 
Church. Among the speakers are the Rev. Charles \V. Hawley, Am- 
herst^ '58, now Principal of Cottage Seminary, and the Rev. Isaac O. 
Best, '67, Principal of the Clinton Grammar School ; also Professors 
Root, Hopkins and Hoyt of the Faculty. 

There is much talk at present among the Juniors of petitioning the 
Faculty to restore Junior exhibition to the list of public exercises. It 
has been dead now for several years, and the class is very nearly evenly 
divided on the subject 

The Theta Delta Chi chapter-house is now occupied, and the Delta 
Kappa Epsilon house will be finished early in the spring. That 


will complete the list, and all the societies represented here will 
have a chapter-house. Can any other college report as well ? 

Through an oversight of our editor last spring, the list of our prize 
appointments did not appear in the July number of the Quarterly. 
We willy therefore, submit it at this late date: 

Scholarship honors in the class of '87 were awarded to Frank H. 
Robson, Salutatory ; John G. Peck and Henry D. Hopkins, Honor 
Orations ; Pruyn Medal Oration was given to Frank H. Robson ; Head 
Prize Oration to John G. Peck. In Metaphysics, first prize to John 
G. Peck ; second prize to Henry D. Hopkins. In the class of '88, 
the Thompkins Mathematical Prize was awarded to Frederick B. Waite ; 
the second Curran Medal in Greek and Latin to Carl W. Scovel ; the 
third Hawley Scholarship Medal to William H. Squires, and the fourth 
to Frederick B. Waite ; the Munson Prize in French to Carl W. 
Scovel, '88 ; the Chauncey S. Truax Greek Scholarship in Greek to 
Carl W. Scovel, '88 ; the McKinney Prizes in English Essays, subject, 
"The Witches in Shakespeare's Macbeth," second prize to Warren D. 
More, '88 ; "The Influence of the French Revolution on Wordsworth 
and Byron," first prize to William H. Squires, '88 ; second prize to 
Carl W. Scovel, '88. In the Class of '89, first essay prize was awarded 
to E. Coit Morris. In the Class of '90, second essay prize was awarded 
to James A. Tooley. We also had two men on prize speaking from 
the Junior class, Messrs. Warren D. More and John E. Everett. In 
prize debate two of the six men were Delta U. 's, John G. Peck and An* 
drew H. Scott, '87. These, together with a just proportion of Class 
Day and Tree Day appointments, together with the fact that there 
are six other societies containing about eight times our number of men, 
give us by far the highest record in scholarship and prizes won in the 
college since Greek-letter fraternities began their existence. 


Adelbert College now has a president The Rev. Dr. Hiram C. 
Haydn was elected to his new office by a unanimous vote of the 
Trustees of the College on November 30th. He was pastor of the 
First Presbyterian Church of Cleveland for several years. From here 
he went to New York, but was recalled to his old pastorate about three 
years ago, wfiere he has remained up to his last change. Dr. Haydn 
is a graduate of Amherst College in the class of '56, and is a member 


of the Delta Upsilon Fraternity. From Amherst he went to Union 
Theological Seminaiy* In the estimation of all the Faculty and stu- 
dents, Dr. Haydn is exceedingly well adapted to fill the place. The 
collie has long felt the want of a new president, and now feels itself 
ready to retrieve the little ground it has lost in nambers, although 
in every other direction there has been nothing but veiy marked prog- 

Ormiston W. Swayze, '89, has left college to complete his course 
at the Homoeopathic Medical College. He had already finished two 
years there before entering Adelbert 


Since the last issue of the Quarterlt the fiill term has closed. 
That term was very favorable to the interests of Delta U. at Colby. 
After receiving seven staunch and active men from the Freshman class, 
a great degree of interest was added to socie^ work. The meedngs 
were fully attended, the literary parts well carried out, and the social 
interconrse was most pleasant Near the close of the fall term the 
society was represented at the Senior exhibition by Addison B. Lori- 
mer, ^ho spoke on "The Progress of Civil Liberty." 

The winter term finds our temporary numbers in college some- 
what decreased. At Colby several of the students absent themselves 
to teach during the winter term^ and at the opening of one of the 
following terms take an examination on the work of that term. Among 
those who have thus absented themselves this term are Brothers Henry 
Fletcher, '88, and H. R. Hatch, '90, who are teaching in Islesborough; 
P. R Merchant, '90, who teaches in Weld ; W. C Whelden, '90, 
similarly employed in Bristol ; and M. M. Smith, '90, and C. F. 
Leadbetter, '91, both of whom teach in Wayne. Thus, Delta U. is 
taking a prominent place in pedagogical labors. The Fellows present 
are ts^ing hold of society work with a rojral good will, and spicy and 
highly beneficial meetings are the result Our literary programmes 
consist of essays, readings, declamations, papers, debates, poems, 
prepared speeches, extemporaneous speeches, etc. Frequently we 
devote an evening to the study of an author, in which accounts of his 
life, critiques of his works, readings from him, etc, a^ given. We 
find these highly interesting and instructive. 



Isaac L. Adler, '89, who is finishing his course at Harvard, has 
been enjoying quite an extended trip through the Southern States. 
He met his parents at Jacksonville, Fla., where they had been stopping- 
for some time. At De Land, Florida, he visited Brothers Truesdell, 
'86, and Race, '87, who were overjoyed at meeting, so far from 
home, the brother from their college town. 

On their return, the Adler party spent some little time at Wash- 
ington and especially enjoyed their visit at the White House, where 
Mrs. Cleveland entertained them with her accustomed pleasing ways. 

William H. Brooks, '89, has been suddenly summoned to his home 
on account of the alarming illness of his mother. 

William C Raymond, '89, is our representative on the Interpres 

At the annual election of the Sophomore class, Albert H. Wilcox 
was elected president, a position which, in this case, is accepted by a 
worthy member, since all his classmates agree in saying that he is 
leading his class. 

William D. Olmsted, '91, foretells the future of his classmates. 

The literary work in our chapter is being carefully and faithfully 
done this year. Our new men are manifesting the right sort of a 
spirit, and we have many reasons for the degree of satisfaction which 
we have respecting our chapter. 


Edwin J. Klock, '88, will represent Middlebury Y. M, C. A. at the 
convention of the New England Inter-Collegiate Y. M. C. A., to be 
held at Boston, February a 9th. 

Carlton S. Severance, '89, represented the Undergraduate at the 
convention of the New England Inter-Collegiate Press Association, 
held in Boston, December 9th. 

At the Washington Memorial Exercises, Edwin J. Klock, '88, 
will deliver an oration, and Bernard M. Cooledge, '88, the poem. 

Delta U. has the captain, catcher and right fielder of the ball nine. 
William B. Gift, '88, is Captain. 

William iK Alden, Business Manager of the Undergraduate^ has 
cancelled a heavy debt, which was of long standing. 


Prentice C Hojt, '85, is one of the editors of the KalMfscofey and 
Carlton & Severance, '89, is Business Manager. 

Delta U. is represented on the College Quartette bj Bernard M. 
Cooledge^ '88, and Harry Johnson, '91. 


W. Armitage Beardslee, '88, has been elected Senior Editor of the 

William K Tomkins, '88, is IVesident of Peitho, and Maurice J. 
Thompson, President of Philo— the college literary societies. 

Elias Brown Van Arsdale, '90, has been elected Chapter Editor of 
the " Quinquennial Catalogue." 

R. Spencer Vooriiees, '90, is working in the physical laboratory, 
preparatory to taking the course in electrical engineering. 

Herbert & Roberts, '91. is first tenor on the Glee Gub, and 
Harry Lock wood, '91, substitute. 

Through the efforts of Jasper S. Hogan, '91, our chapter library is 
increasing in size and interest 

Ferdinand A. Wilson, '88, was absent from college the last six 
weeks of last term, on account of illnes& 

M^lliam R Tomkins, '88, of the Scientific department, has con- 
cluded to drop mathematics and take the classics instead. He hopes 
some day "to climb the pulpit stairs," hence the change. 

William A Beardslee, '88, is doing excellent work as editor of the 
Targum. He has the literary department 

Oscar M. Voorhees, '88, paid short visits with the Harvard and 
Braum chapters lately and was very hospitably entertained. 

Harry Lock wood, '91, obtained the second Sloan Entrance Exami- 
nation Prize. There were nine contestants. 


Charles E. Dennis, Jr., '89, appears in the November number of 
Tht Old Testament Student as the translator from the German of Dr. 
Vinc-Goehlert, of the article entitled "Statistical Observation upon 
]ffiblical Data." 

Brothers Pinkham and Lathrop returned from the Convention full 
of enthusiasm for Delta Upsilon. After the manner of delegates, they 
report that the jo3rs of that gathering were too great to be expressed. 


Brothers Lathrop, Stockwell and Heywood attended the initiation 
banquet of the Harvard chapter. The friendly meeting together of 
brothers from various colleges adds much to the pleasure and good to 
be derived from a Fraternity. 

Brother Wakeman, '87, now at the Newton Theological Institution, 
"dropped in" on the Brown chapter at its regular meeting, Decem- 
ber 9th. Like all our alumni friends, he told us that in after life we 
would appreciate more and more the advantages to be derived from 
such a society as ours. 

The Brown chapter has determined not to let "well enough alone," 
but, having moved once — a little more than a year ago — to change its 
quarters again, this time securing a room exactly suited to its needs. 
Such a room has been selected and we hope to enter it with the new 
year. It is large enough to enable us to give " semi-public" literary 
and musical entertainments to our friends in the city. Such entertain- 
ments have been given several times a year by the chapter for a long 
time, and, besides aflfordmg much pleasure — not to ourselves alone, 
we hope — ^have frimished a strong stimulus to faithful literary work. 

Our meetings this year have been exceedingly pleasant Though 
we aim to make them contribute to our intellectual progress, we make 
them also, as far as possible, a relief from the routine of reciting and 
grinding which occupies so much of a student's time. A hearty 
laugh is the best of medicines. A humorous speech, a comic poem 
or a good song will do wonders to smooth the troubled brow of 
a Senior top-heavy with wisdom or a Freshman longing for home. 


Willis I* Rowlands, who entered college with '89, but has been 
absent for two years, is again among our active members. 

Frank C. Barrett, '88, has preached regularly during the last two 
years at Smyrna, N. Y. 

Fenton C. Rowell, '88, is assistant treasurer of the University. 

George W. Douglass, '88, while acting as judge on Field Day, had 
his knee-joint severely injured by a sledge-hammer. He was unable 
to perform his college duties for three weeks ; but the injury will not 
be permanent 

Alfred W. Wishart represents the Chapter on the Salmagundi^ the 
college annual. 


Harvey F. Malloiy, '90, is college organist 

Kirk W. Thompson, '90, is pitcher ; Frank A. Butler, '90, first base, 
and Charles A. Wheat, '90, play on the college nine, the latter usually 
in the field. 

Archibald S. Knight, '91, was awarded the entrance prize this 

James J. Finn, '89, left college this fiill, and is now studying 
medicine in the Columbia Medical College, New York City. 


During the fisdl and winter the Chapter has received pleasant calls 
from Alonzo M. Murphey, Amherst, '87, Thurston W. Challen, 
Rutgers^ '87, and Messrs. Eaton and Clark, of Syracuse. 

Henry B. Whitney, '90, has been obliged to leave the University on 
account of ill health. 

James H. Edwards, '88, was elected toast-master by the engineers at 
their last banquet 

Henry C. Olmsted, '85, who was obliged to leave the Law School 
on account of poor health, is again with us. 

Edward B. Barnes, '88, was recently elected one of the editors of 
The Cornell Magazine. This publication is to be a monthly and the 
editors are to be chosen by a committee of sttfaents and Faculty. 
The election is therefore considered a great honor, and Mr. Barnes 
is to be congratulated. 

The " Delta U. Bob " is the latest in the way of house (?) furnish- 
ings. It is in use constantly and affords the chapter much pleasure. 
Many thanks to the makers, Messrs. Blood and Denby, '89, and 
Broughton, '90. 

Joseph W. Cowles, '90, is again able to get at his work. Brother 
Cowles was ill for some weeks in the last term. 


Walter C Short, '91, has left us to go to Washington, where he 
expects to receive an appointment to West Point 

The prizes for the best entrance examinations were announced too 
late for the last issue of the Quarterly. John C. Shedd, '91, won first 
prize and Arthur G. Beach, '91, second. 

Fred A. Moore, '90, is one of the librarians of the Psi Gamma 


Library Society in place of Brother Morris, who resigned Brother 
Moore has also been elected Secretary of the Psi Gamma Society. 

The Garrick Club, an amateur theatrical association, recently pre- 
sented the comedy of ''Our Boys" before a large audience in the 
Opera House. Theron M. Ripley, '90^ appeared in the character of 
Talbo/ Ckampneys, one of the leading parts. Charles M. Kingsbury, 
'90, played the part of Kempster, Both filled their positions admir- 

William B. Addy,'88, and Charles M. Kingsbury, '90, returned from 
the Convention at Rutgers in very enthusiastic state of mind. Kings- 
bury put in his appearance a day afler Addy, he having gone a little 
out of his way to make a short visit to some friends at Akron, O. 

In a recent joint debate between the Sophomores of our two liter- 
ary societies, Homer Morris, '90, was one of the Psi Gamma men. 
The debate was on the question of restricting emigration. 


Fred C. Clark graduated last June, but he is with us again this 
year working for his master's degree. Brother Clark recently had an 
article in the Detroit Free Press on " The Fisheries Question." 

Fred C. Hicks, '86, and Joseph H. Drake, '85, spent Thanks- 
giving with us. They were highly pleased with our new house. 

We took possession of our house on September ist, and from that 
time till college opened all was hurry and busde to furnish and prepare 
it for the fourteen men who now occupy it Under the direction of 
Henry Morrow and Paul Perry, everything was completed, with the 
exception of the steam-heating apparatus which is now being put in at 
a cost of $700. To say the boys are delighted with everything is not 
putting it half strong enough. As one of the brothers expressed it : 
" We feel like holding a praise meeting every night and thanking our 
alumni for their kindness and liberality." 

James McNaughton, '88, left college at the close of his Sophomore 
year, and is now with the Calumet and Hecla Mining Company, 
Calumet, Mich. 

Richard Khuen, '88, is still in Bismarck, Dak., lajdng out the 
water-works, but will be with us again next year. 

Paul V. Perry, '88, is managing editor oiiht Argonaut^ the leading 
college weekly. 


We want the Amtual of the Fort3r4barth Convention to com- 
plete our files since the founding of the Chmpter ; also any previous 
to 1875. Address Philip R. Whitman, Corresponding Secretary, Box 
2632, Ann Arbor, Mich« 


Oscar Middlekauff, '88, is one of the Hinman essay contestants^ 
and also has a position on the editorial board of the Norikwestem. 

Arthur Pattison, '88, and Arthur £. Elmore, '89, have positions on 
the Syllabus board, the former being the literary editor and the latter 
business manager for Delta U. 

Forrest W. Beers, '89, is giving private lessons in elocution. 

George W. Kunstman,'89, has charge of the Garfield Night School 
at Chicago, 111. He is also conducting a class in conversational Ger- 
man, and has been assisting the professor in Ladn in the Preparatory 
School of the University. 


Harlan S. Miner, '88, has been elected to the board of editors of 
die Lehigh Burr. He is also a member of the University Glee Qub. 

Lester C Taylor, '89, is a member of the Glee Club, and also of the 
University Choir. 

Wesley H. Beck, '90, played several games on the University foot- 
ball team, making a very creditable record. 

{From ik€ FeSruary SerBm^t.] 


When hoary frost doth shroud the grass, 

And bare death sitteth in the trees, 
And life is come to sorry pass, 

And morning lacketh drowsy bees — 

Then think I of my lady's mouth. 

And of the violets in her eyes ; 
So, roses warm the wintry drouth, 

And death, by thinking of her, dies. 

Mayburt Fleming, New Fork, *•/!, 

|n ^em0trian)u 


COLBT, '57, 

On the morning of Janoaiy ad, news reached the QUfy chapter 
of the sudden death of Jonathan G. Soule, A.M., of the class of '57, 
who died between ten and eleven o'clock on the preceding evening in 
Waterville, Me. Mr* Sonle was considered in good health, was seen 
daily on his way to and from his office, and on the very day of his 
death appeared in the most happy mood. At 9.50 that evening he 
retired In about fifteen minutes he began coughing and foaming at 
the mouth, and in about ten minutes more he was dead. It was a 
sudden termination of a valuable and honored life. 

Mr. Sonle was bom in Waterville, Me. , in 1 8a6. He was graduated 
from Colby in 1857. Much of his life has been spent in teaching. 
From 1857 to 1859 ^® ^^ Principal of Hartland Academy, Maine. 
Then he spent four years as instructor in the Evansville Institute in 
Wisconsin. He then returned to the principalship of Hartland Acad- 
emy, where he remained four years. From there he removed to Fox* 
croft Academy, Maine, where he remained until 4871. Since that 
time he has practiced law in Waterville, and before the establishment 
of the police court performed the duties of judge. He has during 
nearly the whole of his residence in Waterville been connected with 
the school board, and performed efficient service as Chairman of the 

His character was thoroughly sound, and his life eminently useful 
In him the Coiby chapter loses a valuable /ro/er in urbe. He leaves a 
widow and two sons, the elder of whom is a member of Coiby chapter, 
class of '90. The bereaved have the chapter's heartfelt sympathy. 

The following resolutions were adopted by the Coify chapter on 
January 4, 1888: 

Whereas, Almighty God in his divine providence has seen best to 
take from us our brother, Jonathan G. Soule, '57; and 


Whereas, Onr brother, William L Soule, '90, has been deeply 
afflicted by the sudden death of his &ther, 

Resohed, That the chapter recognizes a severe loss in the death of 
her honored abt$nnus. 

Resolved, That the chapter sincerely mourns her loss, and desires 
to extend her heartfelt sympathy to the af&icted fitmily. 

Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be sent to the family, 
printed in the Delta Upsilon Qvartbslt and that they be entered on 
the records of the Chapter. 

Edward P. Barrsll, 
Henry B. Woods, 
John £. Bures, 
In behalf of (he Coiby chapter of Delta UpsHon* 


BROWN, '65. 

The Rev. Austin V. Tilton was bom during the year 1840 at Deer- 
field, N. H. When eighteen years of age he became a member of the 
First Baptist Church at Sanbomton, N. H. He consecrated himself 
to the ministry and was licensed to preach the following year. Re- 
cognizing the advantage of a collegiate education, he fitted for college 
at Colby Academy in his native State, and entered Brown University 
in 1 86 1. At a time when it cost something to defend the principles of 
anti-secrecy, he placed himself on the Delta Upsilon platform and 
defended his position throughout his life. Having been graduated at 
the Newton Theological Seminary in 1869, he accepted, during the 
same year, a call to Keene, N. H. He remained there for three years, 
and then, till 1874, held a pastorate in Augusta, Me. From 1876 
to 1881, he was settled over his last church, that at Campton Village, 
N. H. After terminating his pastoral relations in the last town, he 
preached at many different places in the West as well as East, and 
spent a portion of his time as a teacher among the freedmen in Miss- 
issippi. His health failed and compelled him to relax his arduous 
work and seek rest at the North. Here, however, his energetic spirit 
gave him no real rest, for he still toiled on preaching nearly every 
Sunday, with decreasing physical vigor but more and more spiritual 


life, until the middle of October, 1885, when his mental powers gave 
way. He died at the New Hampshire Asylum, at Concord, N. H., on 
the 15th of November, 1885. 

His life was one of the intensest energy. A devoted, sincere and 
£iithful Christian and an active pastor, he spent all his time for the 
good of others. Such a consecration as his is seldom.found. Hence, 
notwithstanding the &ct that he was cut off in the prime of manhood, 
his life cannot be considered otherwise than a great success. Our only 
regret is that by husbanding his strength he did not prolong his life to 
greater usefulness. That he actually wore himself out is evidenced 
by the certificate of the head of the institution at which he died. It 
is stated that "the form of his disease was acute melancholia, accom- 
panied with great physical prostration, and which finally led to death 
from exhaustion." Thus we find in his life and death both a glorious 
example and a sad warning. 

Resolutions adopted at the Rutgers Convention, October 36, 1888 : 

Whereas, This, the Fifty-third Convention of the Delta Upsilon Fra- 
ternity, learns with sorrow of the decease of our brother, Austin Valen- 
courtTilton, of the class of '65 of Brown University ; therefore be it 

Resolved, That in the death of brother Tilton the Fraternity loses a 
firm friend and a zealous supporter, the Brown chapter loses one of its 
earliest members and a sincere, sjrmpathetic and loyal brother, and the 
world loses the example of a devoted and conscientious Christian life. 

Resohed, That we, in convention assembled, extend to the family 
•of our brother our heartfelt sympathy in their bereavement. 

Resohed, That a copy of these resolutions be sent to the family of 
•the deceased, and that they be entered on the records of the Conven- 
tion, and be printed in the Delta Upsilon Quarterly. 

William G. Lathrop, Brown, '89, 
Edward B. Barnes, Cornell, '88, 
John R. Eldridge, Harvard, '88. 


Alpha Phi has entered De Pauw University. 

Theta Delta^Chi has been revived at Brown this year. 

The work on Sigma Na's new catalogue is progressing. 

The 350 students at Ohio State University support six fraternities. 

Sigma Chi has been withdrawn from Hillsdale College, Michigan. 

The University of California has an inter-fraternity base ball 

Kappa Sigma has organized a chapter of five men at Cumberland 

Delta Phi has been somewhat rejuvenated at the University of the 
Qty of New York, 

Phi Delta Theta has placed her 63 degree Active Chapter in 
Lehigh University. 

The recently completed Chi Psi house at Williams College is a 
tasty brick structure. 

Zeta Psi held its forty-first annual Convention with the Chapter in 
Montreal, January 6 and 7, 1888. 

The Tau Chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta was established at North* 
western University last September. 

Phi Delta Theta re-established its chapter at the University of 
Michigan with eight men on December 9th. 

Brother F. M. Bronson, Brcwn, '84, has been added to the Faculty 
of his alma mater as tutor in Greek and Latin. 

The local society, Sigma Psi, in Syracuse University has been 
admitted into the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity. 

The Ohio Wesleyan University prohibits the pledging of prepar- 
atory students by the Greek-letter fraternities. 

The Choate Law Club, of the Yale Law School, has become the 
Choate chapter of the Phi Delta Phi Fraternity. 


College men are interested to see whether Dr. Patton will allow 
Greek-letter fraternities to bs reinstated at Princeton. 

The fifth annual convention of Gamma Phi Beta was held in No- 
vember with the Wisconsin State University at Madison. 

The chapter-house of Delta Kappa Epsilon at Hamilton, which 
was burned about a year ago, will be rebuilt immediately. 

Columbia College sustains eleven Greek-letter fraternities, with a 
membership in the academic department of over 300 men. 

Rumor has it that Alpha Tau Omega is about to enter the Uni- 
versity of Wisconsin, but no persons have yet been swung. 

The D. C. Upsilon Chapter of Alpha Tau Omega died in i874. 
It was revived lately at Columbian University with five men. 

Rumor says that the chapter of Phi Kappa P^ at Wabash Col- 
lege, which consists of one Freshman, will surrender its charter. 

The Williams chapter of Kappa Alpha received a bequest of 
$1,000 from the late Judge Francis H. Dewey, of Worcester, Mass. 

It is rumored that a chapter of Kappa Kappa Gamma, the first rival 
there of Kappa Alpha Theta, has been established at Allegheny Col- 

Kansas Chapter of Sigma Nu has secured a seven years' lease of a 
floor in a large building, and has a permanent home for the first time 
in its history. 

The Alpha (Allegheny College) Chapter of Delta Tau Delu has 
resuscitated her old chapter paper, The Chockav, The first number has 
just appeared. 

Epsilon Chapter of Chi Psi (at Michigan University) announces its 
intention to erect a chapter-house next year. It is said to have a large 
building fund. 

The Tau Chapter Qf Kappa Alpha Theta was established at North- 
western University last September. The inauguration ceremony was a 
brilliant affair. 

Sigma Chi entered Lehigh University with twelve men last June. 
The Chapter is having a struggle for existence. No astonishment will 
be felt if it succumbs. 


The University of Wisconsin entertained the delegates of the four 
chapters of Gamma Phi Beta sorority last October, on the occasion of 
the annual convention. 

Sigma Chi has entered Lehigh University through the Crimson 
Halberd, a local society. This makes the eleventh fraternity that is 
now represented in Lehigh. 

Zeta Chapter of Kappa Kappa Gamma (at Iowa State University) 
has for the past two years made use of the hall of Phi Delta Theta, on 
the invitation of the Fraternity. 

It was an ingenious Phi Kappa Psi who invented and constructed 
the new college yell adopted by Allegheny College : " Alleghe I Al- 
leghe I Rah ! Boom 1 1 Allegheny I" 

The Phi Kappa Sigma Society of the University of Pennsylvania 
has established a prize fund of $400 in honor of the founder of the 
Fraternity, Mr. Samuel B. W. Mitchell. 

De Pauw Chapter of Beta Theta Pi proudly states that not a mem- 
ber of it is addicted to the habit of smoking or chewing tobacco. 
Hanover Chapter echoes the statement 

The first "Chapter-night" of the New York Psi Upsilon Qub 
occurred on the 5th of November, and was devoted to Theta (Union) 
Chapter. Two of the founders were present 

Zeta P^i dropped from view in Syracuse University, and, it was 
said, would be continued as a social club in the city. It is now re- 
ported that the Chapter has been reorganized. 

Phi Kappa Sigma at the University of Pennsylvania has established 
a prize open for competition by the members of the Sophomore class ; 
it is called "Phi Kappa Sigma Prize in English." 

The forty-first annual convention of Theta Delta Chi was held at 
the Park Avenue Hotel, New York, N. Y., on November x6th, 17th 
and 1 8th. There were delegates present from seventeen chapters. 

An article on college Greek-letter fraternities by Professor King, of 
New York, is soon to appear in one of the leading magazines. Mr. 
King was formerly professor of Latin at Lafayette College. 

A local society called "Caelocole," has been established at Buck- 


nell College, Lewisburg, Pa., out of a boarding club. Ills composed 
of freshmen and preps, and is seeking a charter from a fratemi^. 

There is said to be a fraternity called Iota Sigma Omega which has 
chapters in eight business colleges. The commercial department of 
Simpson College (Indianola, la.,) is the site of the youngest chapter. 

The first song-book of Delta Tau Delta has appeared. It com- 
prises 42 songs in 82 pages, and is the result of two yeais' labor. 
The editor is L. W. Hoyt, of Iota Chapter, Michigan State College. 

The N. Y. Beta Theta Chapter of Alpha Tau Omega was inaugu- 
rated at Cornell University in December with five men ; Ohio Beta 
Eta Chapter at Ohio Wesleyan University (Delaware) shortly before 
that date. 

The new President of the Iowa State University, Dr. Charles A. 
Schaefer, is a member of Kappa Alpha. He is described by the Shield 
correspondent as ''a broad, liberal man, and a warm friend of all well- 
conducted fraternities." 

A " Ladies Reception,'' to view the new loan exhibition of pictures 
was given on December 17th, at the D. K. £. Club House, No. 435 
Fifth avenue. The annual dinner announced for December 6th has 
been postponed until February. 

The Chi Phi's of the University of California were treated to a sen- 
sation recently. One of the Chinese servants at the club-house died 
during the night of heart disease, and the fact was not discovered by 
the boys until the next morning. 

The members of Eta Chapter of Chi Phi are raising a fund to build 
a club house in Atlanta, the seat of the Georgia State University. 
Atlanta Chi Phis subscribed $i,coo promptly, and others have been 
swelling the proportions of the fund. 

The Delta Phi Fraternity held its sixty-first annual convention in New 
York City, at the club house, November I7th-i9th. A dinner was 
given to the delegates by Columbia Chapter at Delmonico's, and the 
banquet was enjoyed at the Hotel Brunswick. 

Efforts were made by Phi Gamma Delta to establish a chapter at 
the University of Wisconsin in the fall of 1886, but the scheme fell 
through owing either to lack of energy on the part of Phi Gamma 
Delta^ or to its inability to find suitable material. 


Philadelphia entertained the Chi Psi FratemiQr on the i6th and 17th 
of November, where the convention was held H. S. Cavanagh, of 
Easton, Pa.» and Professor Capers Dixon, of Emory College, were the 
orators of the occasion. The banquet was given at the Continental 

The CAt Psi Quarterly^ publishes in its chapter roll the name 
"Colambia." The fraternity, however, has no chapter there, but 
there is an interesting legend floating around that the chapter is to be 
revived with a great hurrah when Mr. Elbridge T. Gerry's two sons 
enter the college. 

Alpha Tau Omega established a chapter of four men at Ohio Wes- 
leyan University who "sported" their badges and colors on October 
7th. Although this is the seventh fraternity in the University, it is 
said that not a third of the students in the collegiate department are 
fraternity men. 

The Faculty of Wooster, O., University has announced its dis- 
approval of dancing and has published regulations prohibiting "the 
social gatherings of lady and gentlemen students in public halls." This 
acdon has brought dismay to the hearts of the Kappa Alpha Thetas of 
the University. 

An innovation at Northwestern University consists of a regular Sun- 
day afternoon meeting of the Chapter of Phi Kappa Psi, in her hall, 
during which the members " spend an hour in singing sacred songs 
and chants, interspersing a good fraternity song once in a while." — 
Shield o/Phi Kappa Psi, 

The Syracusan reports that the Pi Chapter of Psi Upsilon expects 
in a few weeks to issue the initial number of the University News, its 
official organ. It is to be a fortnightly. The Syracusan is still pub- 
lished by Phi Kappa Psi and Delta Kappa Epsilon, and The Universify 
Herald by Delta Upsilon. 

For a long time there has been talk of a new local secret society 
upon the Hill, and at last one, Kappa Gamma Rho, has been estab- 
lished. As yet the whole afifair is a mystery, but rumor says the pur- 
pose and aim of the society will be entirely dififerent from that of any 
other known college organization. — Tuftimian. 


Dickinson College rejoices in the establishment of the Chi Chapter 
of Theta Na Epsilon, as a sophomore society. Its membership is 
limited to those who are already members of other fraternities. There 
will probably be some other kind of rejoicing later, if this chapter is 
consistent with the history of the other chapters. 

Sigma Chi has decided to publish two journals, a private monthly 
and a public quarterly, in the stead of its present bi-monthly. The 
Sigma Chi will remain the public official organ of the Grand Council, 
" strictly private in character, and devoted primarily to the internal 
affairs of Sigma Chi.'' We haven't seen a copy of the publication for 
over a year. 

At the Psi U. banquet held recendy, the Rev. Dr. J. M. King, 
alluding to the fact that go-as-you-please was the oratorical order of 
the evening, no set toasts being assigned, remarked that Scripture 
called this policy the source of all our woes. " In the first race,'' he 
said, "only two laps were made before the garden was closed against 
contestants. Then they raised Cain, and Cain razed Abel." 

The De Pauvo Monthly is happy that fraternity lines are not sharply 
drawn at De Pauw, and that fraternal feeling does not run to blind 
idolatry. This is as it should be. If the Greek-letter fraternities do 
not expand the sympathetic side of our natures, inspire us with the 
principles of true frendship, and give us a more vivid conception of 
what should be the social relations of man to man, then better that 
they should not exist —7^ Current, Ohio University^ 

The Zeta Psi Fraternity has a system of fines, the object of which 
seems to be to make their members and chapters fiilfill their dutj 
under penalty of financial distress. It seems odd that such a system 
should be necessary, and it would be naturally supposed that a man's 
interest and love for his Fraternity would be sufficient to cause him to 
promptly attend to all his obligations. That this custom prevails in 
Zeta Psi clearly shows that there has been something of sufficient 
importance to bring it into use in that Fraternity. Probably it is 
carelessness, which seems to be one of the besetting sins of under- 

We understand that Chi Psi is endeavoring to revive her Alpha 
Chapter at Union, if she has not already initiated her men. This, it 


is gencndlj admitted, shows poor policy on the part of that fraternity. 
Union has at present eight fraternities, while there are only one hun- 
dred and twenty students, and in consequence the very exclusive 
and aristocratic Kappa Alpha's are reduced to three men, and Sigma 
Phi, we believe, are living in hopes with one member. So what 
chance Chi Psi has no one can imagine. She must be satisfied with 
those who have been rejected by the other eight fraternities, and if 
such is the case we pity her. 

Over twenty fraternity journals are now published in the United 
States. The BeUi Theia Pt, a quarterly, has completed its fourteenth 
volume; the Chi Phi Quarterly its twelfth; the Rcanbcnv^ of Delta Tau 
Delta, its tenth; the Record^ of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, its seventh; 
the Alpha Tau Omega Palm its seventh; Sigma Chi its sixth; the 
Shield^ of Phi Kappa Psi, a monthly, its eighth; the Phi Gamma 
Delia its eighth; Delta Upsilon Qcjarterlt its fifth; the Delia Kappa 
Epsihn ' * Thirdly " its fifth. The Purple and Gold, of Chi Psi; the Sigma 
Nu Delia; and the Key, of Kappa Kappa Gamma, have completed their 
fourth volumes. The Arrow, of Pi Beta Phi; the Kappa Alpha Jour- 
nal ; and the Delia Gamma Anchora, have finished their third vol- 
umes. The Kappa Sigma and Kappa Alpha Thela their second vol- 

Members of the Zeta Psi Fraternity in their campaign work try to 
make a strong point of a clause in their Constitution which limits the 
membership of their chapters to twenty-one men. They claim that 
by not having more than twenty-one men a much closer fraternal 
feeling is generated. In the Harvard Index for this year, 1887-88, the 
names of thirty-four men — 16 Seniors, 14 Juniors, 6 Sophomores and 
4 Law Students — are given as composing the Harvard chapter of 
Zeta Psi. Evidently here is a Chapter that doesn't live up to the 
Constitution. But the special glory and pride of this chapter, 
according to statements of other members of the Fraternity, is its 
wine cellar. Of course the Constitution and all else must sink in 
utter oblivion in the presence of this powerful factor in the life of 
Zeta Psi. 

The Vale News has an article on the re-establishment of the. Alpha 
Delta Phi Fraternity at Yale, and in the same issue is a communication 
on this subject from an alumnus. The writer recalls the traditional 


Strong college spirit at Yale and deprecates the clannishness and strong 
rivalry among fraternities in colleges, hoping that a society of four 
years at Yale will not develop such results. 

We fancy that a great many other colleges in which fraternities are 
the very centers of social life — ^the inspiration of the warmest friend* 
ships and tenderest memories of college life — would look at the subject 
somewhat differently, and while they might admire '' the class unity of 
feeling," pecuiiariy Falensian, they must pity the apparent impossibility 
of appreciating, at Yale, in any degree, the advantages of fraternity 

Just in this connection, we wonder just how much demonstration 
it would need to make a matter-of-fact person understand how a strong 
class unity of feeling can exist among a hundred and fifty men, at least 
one-half of whom have no acquaintance with the other half. 

It is refreshing to see the naive simplicity with which the editor 
calmly announces the motto of the Alpha Delta Phi Fraternity, as 
though he had never heard of the secrecy usually adhered to as to fra- 
ternity matters. But as has been justly said in a more recent News^ 
other colleges are not able to exactly understand the uniqueness of 
Yale social life, and this lapse from custom may have been only a bold 
disregard of proprieties rather than from ignorance. — Wesleyan Argus. 

The society system of Yale has been the subject of considerable 
discussion during the past few years, and during Yale's decadence 
in athletics was attached as the reason of it The same fault is being 
found at Harvard now, and, although the society system there is 
widely different from Yale, it undoubtedly lies at the bottom of much 
of the existing dissatisfaction there. That the society question is a live 
one at Yale still, is shown by the fact that both of the senior statisticians 
have asked for candid opinions on the subject The alumni, too, 
have taken an interest in the matter and have been working to remedy 
the evils. One of the greatest troubles has been that there were so 
few desirable societies that some of the best men in the class have to 
" get left" on account of the limited number of men taken in. This 
is especially true of the junior societies, Psi Upsilon and Delta Kappa 
Epsilon, which have usually taken in about forty members, but who 
have decided to limit the number to twenty in the future. This con- 
dition of things has led to the re-establishment of the Alpha Delta Phi 


Fraternity^ which was founded at Yale in 1837, but on account of 
internal dissentions was broken up in 1873. Among the prominent 
men who have been members of the society are President Dwight, 
Professor Chauvenet and ex-Governor Harrison. The society will be 
established on the four-years' plan with members of each class. A num- 
ber of under class-men have already been pledged. — Harvard Crimton. 

The following is the substance of a conversation which took place 
between a Delta U. and a Harvard student : 

' ' I am a member of both Alpha Delta Phi and Delta Kappa Epsilon, 
and I can remember a time when only three of the men in the whole 
chapter of Alpha Delta Phi were not Dekes. The other societies as 
Zeta Psiy etc., all admit members of Delta Kappa Epsilon. The 
Alpha chapter of Delta Kappa Epsilon elects sixty men a year, they 
being the first six tens in the ' Institute of 1770/ and thus becoming 
Dekes ex-officio, but our chapter is joined to the rest of the fraternity 
by a mighty thin thread. 

'* Oh, yes; the Delta Kappa Epsilon's send a man to convention 
occasionally when there is one who cares to go. The bone of con- 
tention, though, is as to whether he will pay his own expenses or whether 
the society will pay them for him. The Harvard chapter of Alpha 
Delta Phi several times during my membership debated the advisability 
of withdrawing from the fraternity, and objected to paying the taxes, 
but I was always opposed to withdrawal, for it is lots of fun to have 
these fellows come from other colleges and talk enthusiastically about 
'Brother So-and-So,' from the North End of Nowhere. They are 
always shocked when they find that our ' secret room ' is in some 
other house. As a matter of fact it's on the ground floor, right off 
from the street, and I've had fellows stick their heads in the window 
and talk to me while I was sitting in the 'secret room.' Our 
paraphernalia? Well, we're not much on paraphernalia, but what 
there is of it is stowed away on the floor of some closet Which 
society do I say I belong to when I'm asked ? Well^ I wait until I 
find out whether the man I'm talking to is an Alpha Delta or a Delta 
Kappa Epsilon and then I belong to the same, and don't say much 
about the other. The only trouble about it at Harvard is that all the 
societies have grips, and we never can remember which is which. You 
don't know how much we enjoy it when a member firom some other 








chapter of one of the fraternities comes to Cambridge and talks about 
their chapter house at home, and how it has no windows, but is lit by 
a skylight from the roof, and tells us we ought to have one at Har- 
vard. Then we alwajrs look serious and tell him that it is an excellent 
idea and that it shall be considered. Then there is the man who 
comes along and who talks mysteriously about secrecy. The idea of 
a secret society at Harvard ! It's simply ludicrous and we have a 
laugh after he's gone. Secret societies are all nonsense." 

The ornate litde building on the north side of East 28th street, 
between Madison and Fourth avenues, with a ^aQade of red and 
yellow brick in the style of the Renaissance and a churchlike roof, is 
often supposed by passers-by to be some religious institution con- 
nected with one of the churches in the neighborhood. It is, however, 
the domicile of the St Anthony Club. Only the members of the fra- 
ternity of Delta P^i can join the St Anthony. The membership is 
limited to graduates; the under-gradaates are accorded access to the 
"society rooms" overhead, but not into the suite of rooms occupied 
by the club. There are over 200 members, the majority of whom are 
residents. The initiation fee and dues are small, so as to prevent no 
one eligible from joining. The club was founded in 1879, and the 
front portion of the building was erected, the rear extension having 
been built about two years ago. The building is owned by the club^ 
having been erected by subscriptions from the members of the Delta 
Psi, and is practically free from debt The facade is an indication of 
the ornate interior — indeed, the club is a perfect bijou of tasteful 
decoration and elegance in window designs, woodwork, frescoing and 
furniture, harmonious without ostentation. The rules of the society 
of privacy and exclusiveness are suggested by the latch-key required 
for admission. The straight " way" leads to the society rooms above, 
but a diverging vestibule leads into the club rooms, which the under- 
graduates in their passage to and fro cannot even see into, but the 
temptations to enter and explore might be as great as St Anthony's 
were. The office, which the club entrance opens into, is a square 
room, furnished with desk, register book and cigar cases. All the 
members are expected to register on entering morning and evening, as 
there is no roster at the door. The walls of the office are hung with a 
series of engravings representing the temptations of the patron saint. 
The front room is a parlor, with tables for cards. In cases on the 


mantelpiece are "Goodwood Caps," trophies of which the dub is 
justly proud. The furniture and fittings here are in cherry, with har* 
monions upholstery and walls. Several fine prints are to be seen» 
including views of the buildings of the Delta Fti at Yale» Trinity and 
other colleges. A passageway, richly decorated in the baronial style 
of the twelfth century, leads finom the office past the buffet, in a crypt 
under the stairs, to a large room, which, with a noble open fireplace, 
offers, in cosy leather cushions, in stalls in the comers and more 
spadous chairs, a quiet retreat The fantastic and unique lattice- 
work of the windows attracts attention, with the bold and artistic 
studding of the ceiling, and chandeliers emit thdr jets of gas firom 
imitation candles. The rear window stretches almost across the entire 
width, while the inside one gets light from a court or well between the 
old and the new buildings, connected by the passageway. This is the 
smoking and lounging room. Stairs by the side of the buffet lead to 
the billiard room, which is immediately underneath the smoking room 
and corresponding in size, with windows of another unique design 
and another big fireplace. There are the billiard tables, illuminated 
by unique chandeliers. In the rear or new portion the woodwork is 
a rich polished oak, with a high wainscoting, the walls being em- 
bossed in tints of old gold and greenish blue. There is no restaurant^ 
the viands on spedal occasions being obtained from outside ; but it is 
contemplated to soon establish a grill room in this lower region by 
making use of the kitchen already in the basement There are electric 
bells convenient to the touch all about the house. The library occu- 
pies the third floor of the extension. There is a small room, with 
desk and writing materials, and a larger room, equally well lighted^ 
which is lined with bookcases containing a well-selected library of 
books of reference, history and travel General subscriptions to the 
Mercantile Library Association keep the members supplied with 
modem literature. There is a portrait of the first president. General 
William G. Ward, who held office until 1885, when he was succeeded 
by Commodore Augustin Monroe. Mr. Nicholas Fish, formerly 
Minister to Belgium, was elected president at the election recently. — 
New Fork Times, 


We cannot justly complain that so few exchanges have reached us 
of late, when we consider that the Quarterly has failed for two years 
systematically to review its contemporaries in Greek journalism, or 
even to acknowledge the receipt of those the mail has brought us. 
Now that we are equipped with a pair of new spectacles, long shears 
and a full paste-pot, our appetite for exchanges cannot be appeased 
without more pabulum than now lies before us. 

The last Rainbcw that has dazzled us with its iridescence is that of 
July. It is "published every month (during the college year)," we 
are told, but there has appeared no fulfillment of the promise in the 
cloud in our sky since this college year began. The July number is 
uninteresting. We are informed by a. highly creditable authority that 
the organ of Delta Tau Delta is to be transformed into a quarterly 
publication. This will be a judicious act 

Over nine pages of the Arrowy for June last, are filled with a parody 

on " Hiawatha," which appears as ** Chapter Correspondence." It 

is, like man, " fearfully and wonderfully made." From the following 

quotation may be inferred why few have read the production through : 

*' Far beyond the Mississippi, 
Far beyond the Minnehaha, 
Westward from the Delawares and Mohawks. 
From the northern lakes and rivers, 
From the valley of Wyoming, 
Lies the young and prosperous city, 
Denver, the Queen City of the Plains." 

Concluding a description, after a fashion, of the city and its 
university, this unique Chapter Correspondent thus relates her experi- 
ences during initiation into the I. C. Sorosis : 

'* Some one seized me from behind me. 
Ghost or being I could tell not. 
Slimy hands did seize upon me, 
Then they spoke in gruff tones to me. 
Said that ere I joined them I must swallow, 
Swallow < Illigant Cat ' their symbol. 


To which L C. testified. 
Then thej forced me there to swaUow 
Cat flesh, hairs all clinging to it. 
(Thus it seemed, bat afterward 
It was told to me in secret 
It was cotton batting battered. ) 
Then they took the bandage from me, 
And I gazed in awe around me. 
Robed in white, with hoUow eyes. 
Stood around me myriad spirits 
Gazing all in silence at me.** 

Query : Are Arrows ever tipped with goose feathers ? 

In the December Arrow is an interesting account of a visit to the 
Salt Mines of Austria. The Chapter Correspondence in the same 
number is vivacious and pleasant The article entitled "Poetiyin 
Camp " is not poetiy at all. The description of life at the encamp- 
ment, if written in prose, might have been attractive; but in its 
present form it is dismal and tiresome in the extreme. 

• ^ * * 

The last number of the Kappa Sigma Quarterly that has reached us 

is dated July, 1887. Is this another case oi/uii, non est /^ 

Sigma Alpha Epsilon is still farther in arrears than Kappa Sigma. 

The Record has not been seen since last April. It was a monthly ; it 

is now a reminiscence ; it has '' gone glimmering down the dream of 

things that were." 

Kappa Alpha Thela has not reached us lately. Was the fear of its 
discontinuance realized? Misses Mamie, Sadie, Mattie, Lizzie, 
Maggie, Carrie, Sallie and Crissie, whose names thus appear on two 
short pages of the last number, please abandon your diminutives and 
resurrect your publication. We have a niche for it in our sanctum. 

In the PaJm of Alpha Tau Omega for December is an article enti- 
tled " Why an Alpha Tau ?" We have read it twice, but have failed 
as yet to discover the reason for its publication in the Palm, "under 
the direction of the High Council." This remarkable production is 
forwarded for publication by a brother whose name is Corker, and we 
can easily believe him to be such, if he indorses the article he sends. 


Listen to the oracle, ye Freshmen! Hear the answer to *' Why an 
Alpha Tau?" 

" To lis old brothers who with the sickle of experience and long memberahip 
have been mowing down and transporting away and storing up in the granaries of 
our hearts for future use the mature and golden g^ain of an inexhaustible harvest, 
and who with cleared vision survey the vast fields extending out before us smilingly 
clothed in flowers and cereals awaiting your hand, such a question rightly appears 
preposterous and ridiculous. We are inclined to follow to its very roots the prin- 
ciple which actuated such an interrogation and in our own loyalty, zeal and en- 
thusiasm imagine that slowly but surely eatmg its way into the heart of the raxe 
and precioas exotic designated Alpha Tau Omega we can discern the slimy, can- 
kerous worm of mocking scorn and in appreciation for our noble God-given order. 
Such is wrong. After a moment's reflection we will clearly see that nothing could 
be more reasonable and appropriate*" 

And again : 

*' No one can in treading the vast mountains of life so shape his course and 
manner of traveling as to leave no footprints and by these to influence the journey 
of no one, perhaps unknown, plodding wearily on behind.** 

Ah, "old brother 1" Do you really mean to state that no one 

traveling can leave no footprints to influence no Aie, perhaps unknown? 

" Such is wrong," we think, " old brother." But, to proceed : 

" The more delicate and nobler sensibilities of a man's better nature, which an 
introspective and retrospective glance at our connection with Alpha Tau excites, 
can be presented to you in only common prosaic words and faulty sentences. 
Hoping to compensate for the deficiency of merit and excellence by the supera- 
bundance of honesty and sincerity only one advantage will be given in answer to 
the question, and that is the deeper and more lucid insight it gives us into ourselves 

as men.*' 

That gives us ''Vantage out" Let us look once more: 

** Under the warm sunshine and gentle rain of an Alpha Tau's friendship the 
most barren and fortiiddii^ portion of a man's nature becomes fertile and luxn- 
riantly productive, which would otherwise remain in its unfruitful, usdess state. 
To understand as well as is possible the wonderful advantages derived from our 
fraternity and to rightly appreciate the undying pleasures which we experience 
here, let us blot out in our imaginations the prior, present and subsequent existence 
of such an institution as Alpha Tau Omega. Draw the dark curtain of Forgetful* 
nets across the little recess of your mind in which most precious reooUectioos are 
preserved, and then for yourself realise through the medium of unrealitieB the 
beauty and beneficent brightness of that to which we are comparatively indif- 

In short, let loose the slimy canker-worm of mocking scorn and 
the superabundance of honesty and simplicity, and let them fight it 


oot on the vast fields, smilingly clothed in flowers and cereals. Let 
the lady and the tiger be withdrawn from the boards, for they have be- 
come insignificant when we proceed to blot out things in our imagina- 
tion, and to draw the dark curtain, and to realize through medinms, 
and all that 

We are surprised to find that, when we substitute for the words 
"Alpha Tau," in the article, the name of any fraternity, the meaning 
is no more obscure, the argument no less close, and the moral effect 
upon the reader no weaker. We therefore expect to see the article 
reprinted in all the fraternity publications as widely as was President 
White's Essay on Fraternities, with the slight variation which a substi- 
tution of other initials would occasion, and perhaps a further substitu- 
tion of "doodle-bug," or "gallinipper," for "slimy, cankerous 
worm," according to individual preference. Then, fellow*Greeks, we 
must bar our doors and keep out the anxious crowd of suppliants for 
admission into our ranks, from the body of Freshmen who are con- 
vinced, inspired«and filled with what Ella Wheeler calls "a fiery yearn " 
to accept election inuf our fraternal circles. For, we read, 

** Not only will the topmost round of the Ladder of Life be attained, but from 
tbat lofty elevation there will be bome to jonr ears the glad tidmgt of an inherit* 
ance to that 'Mansion, not built with hands, eternal in the Heavens.' " 

This is rather a grind on St Peter, and an imputation on the im- 
portance of his keys. Can it be that he is an honorary member of 
Alpha Tau, and has he given away the combination ? 

To return to our muttons, "Why an Alpha Tau?" The conun- 
drum most be of the same nature as that &mous production of Mark 
Twain, " Why is a cat?" And, in all human probabili^, the same 
answer will do for both questions, viz. : " Because." 

Dear brother editor of the Palm, where is your blue pencil ? 


The Cit Phi Quarterly for November contains, in its literary de- 
partment, nearly thirteen pages, over eleven of which are filled with a 
reprint of President White's essay on college fraternities taken from 
the Forum, Upon taking up his exchanges for review the editor ex- 
presses the feeling of many of his guild when he sajrs: 

"One has only to allow the various fraternity publicationfl to accumulate for 
six months in order to realize the extent to which this enterprise has been carried. 
The writer has done this, and the result is a cubic foot of solid matter to xeview." 



The Chapter Correspondence of the Quarterfy indicates virility, 
energy and enthusiasm among the members of the Fraternity and a 
healthy state of activity. 

In the October number of the DMi Kappa Epsilon Quarterfy we 

find an extended heraldic description of the blazons of that Fraternity 

and of each chapter. The editor says: 

<* If the striped tail of the harmless inoffensive cat that dozed beneath the 
«toye of Martha Washington famished an idea for the glorioas banner of the Re- 
ipublic, there is surely an inspiration sleeping in the artist brain of some Delta 
Kappa Epsilon that will inspire a design fora fraternity flag.'* 

He is mistaken* It was not the striped tail of the "harmless, 
.necessary cat" that furnished the idea of the stars and stripes in our 
national flag, but the coatof arms of the Washington family, to a con- 
sideration of which we invite the attention of the '' Deke " garter-king- 
at-arms, who piles on the blazon so successfully. We would suggest 
the following device for the Delta Kappa Epsilon flag : " Emerald, 
between two awe-struck Freshmen regardant, a peacock pufled with 
pride, bearing an escutcheon covered all over with pretense. Motto : 
No doubt we are the salt of the earth, and wisdom will perish with 
us." Does not this give 

'* An intimation of the rich and harmonious result that might be expected from a 
tasteful combination " ? 

The leading article in the Sigma Nu Delia for December is an 

address by a brother at a banquet last summer. It is so full of loyal^, 

and so evidently sincere, that a little hyperbole is pardonable. The 

:speaker frankly admits that what he has said may be called ''gush," 

.but he defends himself in these words: 

*' I am gUd I have not reached that bread-and-butter stage of life where the 
«wings of fancy are clipped and where she dares no loftier flight than the soulless 
;summit8 of the practical." 


In the Beta Tkela Pi for October a correspondent writes an em- 
phatic protest against indiscriminate extension of the Fraternity, and 
especially against the thoughtless and insincere endorsement of appli- 
cations for a charter sometimes made by AlumnL Concerning the 
new catalogue we quote: 

''We are to have a new catalogue to celebrate oar semi-centennial in 1889. 


Catalogoe-maklng has been reduced— or uplifted — to fine science in fraternity arm 
des during the past decade. Our last Tdume was a standard work in itself and 
only in a few respects, chiefly of taste in arrangement and typography, will it be 
improved upon. « « « « There will be no grotesque cJbapter cuts, either, in 
our new catalogue. Some of them in the old were pretty, many of them pict* 
ttiesiiue, and most of them very ugly, and but few of them signified anytldng» 
Greek art was nothing if not beauty, but when these cuts were invented, the artist 
of the beautilul was evidently an exile at the time." 


The Shield of Phi Kappa Psi is one of the very best of the Greek* 
letter publications. It is admirably conducted, invariably interesting 
and extremely creditable. From an editorial we quote: 

" To us the ideal fraternity journal will be newsy, dignified in tone, judicial 
in its editorial department, and permeated throughout with a lofty enthusiasm for 
an that goes to cultivate more beautiful American manhood in the youth of our 
colleges. It should concern itself with all things which the fraternity is doing, or 
the individual members have done; it ought to keep the under.graduate member- 
ship informed as to the doings of those who have passed beyond college walls, and 
are making for themselves name and fame in the world of art or science or litera- 
ture; it ought to keep abreast of the best current thought on all matters that 
concern the Greek-letter idea, and should publish such information regarding 
institutions and rival organizations as shall tend to make the membership of the 
order which it represents more intelligent, more enthusiastic and more loyal in the 
cause which they have espoused.*' 

The Shield is almost ideal. In the November issue is begun, and 
in the December issue is continued, a series of entertaining reviews of 
the college annuals. It is to be hoped that the urgent appeals of the 
editor will meet with speedy responses, and that a complete file of 
these annuals will be in his hands ere long. All chapter editors and 
correspondents would do well to heed the following injunction, substi- 
tuting the name of their own fraternity publication for the Shield: 

** Remember, the very best time to write your communication for the Shield 
is immediately upon receipt of the current number, while the enthusiasm that 
comes of communication with your fellows is upon you.*' 

A thoughtful and excellent editorial on prizes, as offered in col- 
leges, would be transferred bodily to our pages did space permit No 
garbled quotations can do it justice. ^ 

Dr. Charles S. Robinson writes a letter to the October Century con- 
cerning fraternities when he was in college. After relating how the 
leaders of the Social Fraternity (afterward the Delta Upsilon Fraternity) 


'came near to adopting symbols which would have made them ever as 

ridiculous as they were until their blindness was removed, he goes 

on to say: 

"Sach a discomfitiire would have been fiital in most cases, and inevitably 
would have given a most unphilosophical advantage to the other side of the ques- 
tion. But the fiict was those men were the chiefs of the college. They had 
among them some of the maturest and best the classes loved to honor. They 
managed the rest of the meeting skillfully. Before we retired, they forced in a 
'Splendid chance for an appeal to all that was decent and generous in our minds; 
they stood up in the power of real manhood and told us the meanness of cliques 
and the injustice of exclusiveness and the wickedness of oaths. Some of the 
Social Fraternity men of that year have done magnificent work in this old world 
since then; and I speak simple justice when I own they shook many of us that 
night with their arguments and their truth.'' 


In Delta U. , 

With purpose true, 
A noble friendship lies ; 

Who take their stand 

Within this band 
In truth and honor rise. 

Brothers we meet, 

In hopes replete, 
A noble end to gain. 

And in the strife 

Which comes with life 
A purpose grand maintain. 

On justice stand 

With heart and hand; 
To truth devote thy toil; 

And from gross wrong, 

In contest long. 
Thou shalt obtain the spoil. 

Inspired by thought 

So deeply wrought 
In our Fraternity, 

In Delta U, 

Thy course pursue 
With truth and loyalty. 

Addison R Lorimer, CoS^, '88. 


It is inteoded to make this department a sujjplement to the Qiiin^aennial 
Catalogue i>ublished in 18S4, and with this object m view, Alumni and friends of 
the Fratemit^r are earnestly reauested to send items of interest, changes of address, 
etc, concerning members or the Fraternity, to the Editor, Box 2887, New 
York, N. Y. 


'43* The Rev. Abraham Gosman, D.D., of Lawrenceville, N. J., was 
elected by the Presbytery of New Brunswick as one of the ministerial 
delegates to the General Assembly, which meets in Philadelphia in 

'47. The Hon. A. V. W. Van Vechten, of New York, was unani- 
mously elected Vice-President, for the first district, of the New York 
State Bar Association, at the session held in Albany, N. Y., January 
19, 1888. 

'47. The Hon. David A. Wells, LL.D., D.CL., contributed an 
article on "Economic Disturbances since 1873" ^^ ^^ October 
number of the Popular Science Monihfy. He also contributed to the 
January number of the same publication an unusually readable dis- 
cussion of the workings of high and low tariffs in the N-arious civilized 
countries of the world, under the title of ** Governmental Interference 
with Production and Distribution." 

'49- The Hon. Milton B. Whitney, attomey-at-law, continues at 
his old place of business, Westfield, Mass. 

'57. Samuel E. Elmore, the President of the Connecticut River 
Banking Company of Hartford since 1874, resides at 98 Farmington 
avenue, Hartford, Conn. He has a son in the Williams chapter class 

'58. Professor Charles C. C. Painter, of Washington, read a paper 
at the Fifth Annual Conference of Friends of the Indians, at Lake 
Mohonk, N. Y., September 28th, on the question of Indian education, 
suggesting a commission to supervise the enforcement of the " Dawes 

'60. The Hon. Jasper Hutchings, of Brewer, Me. has his law 
office at No. 3 Larrabee Block, Bangor, Me. 

'85. The Rev. George S. Duncan, formerly of Princeton, N. J., 
may now be addressed at Mooredale, Penn. 

'85. George L. Yates is practicing the profession of law at his office, 
14 Ainsworth place, Saratoga Springs, N. Y. His name has been 
changed from George W. to George Lansing Yates. 



'39. Iflaac Ackley Saxton was bom at Paris, Oneida County, N. Y., June 34, 
181 7. He died of heart disease at Fredonia, Chautauqua County, N. Y., March 4, 
1884. He was married to Louisa W. Pier (bom at Fredonia, November 28, 1826), 
at Calvary Church, New York City, January 2, 1855. He came to Chautauooa 
County with his fiither when seventeen years of age. Taught school and paid nis 
own expenses through college and then taught in the &uth ; traded m New 
Orleans and Nevada; workea in mines in California. He studied law and was ad- 
mitted to the Bar, but never practiced the profession. After his marriage he dealt 
in real estate in Chautauqua County and the West. He lost three cnfldren in 
infancy, leaving only one son twenty years of age. 

'53. John G. Gray, Esq., of EUenville, Ulster Coanty, N. Y., was 
the Prohibition candidate for State Engineer and Surveyor last falL 
He is a lawyer as well as a practical surveyor. 

'56. Alexander Hadden, M.D., at a late meeting of the Section of 
Public Health, Hygiene, etc., at the Academy of Music, New York 
City, spoke of the Board of Health of New York City as a body con- 
trolled by politicians, and declared that little could be expected from 
it until its make-ap should be radically changed and it had been lifted 
out of the mire of politics. 

'71. Asa L. Rogers, of Bath Beach, N. Y., formerly in the lumber 
business, is now engaged in the manufacture of street cars. He has 
his office at 108 Wall street, New York, N. Y. 

'74. George B. White is practicing his profession of law at Amster- 
dam, N. Y., where he has been since 1880. 

'77. Clarence E. Akin has been practicing law at Troy since 
1880, and is succeeding well. His residence address is Johnsonville, 
N. Y. 

*79. Edward P. White was married September 7, 1887, to a young 
lady of Leroy, N. Y. 

'82. Lewis A. Coffin, M.D., is Instructor in the Physiological 
Laboratory in the Medical Department of the University of the City of 
New York. 

'82. Tames R. Fairgrieve is at present editor of the FuUon Times, 
Fulton, N. Y. 


• '53. At the Utica, N. Y., Farmers' Institute, held February 9th, the 
Rev. Edward P. Powell, D.D., of College Hill, read a well-written 
paper on "Highways and Road-making." 

'54. The Rev. William H. Maynard, D.D., was married to Miss 
Sarah Reynolds, of Hamilton, N. Y., on June 28, 1887. 


*57. The Rev. Arthur T. Piereon, D.D., will resign the pastorate 
of Bethany Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, and next month set out 
for an extended tour in the Old World He has greatly overworked 
himself, and needs rest and relaxation. He recently delivered a very 
able address on "The Mission Call from a Business Standpoint" be- 
fore the Missionary Circle of Hertzog Hall Seminary, New Brunswick, 

N. T. 

6i. Comptroller Chapin has appointed the Hon. Albert L. Childs 
Clerk of Auburn Prison. 

Mr. Childs is a native of Seneca County, and is about forty-six years old. 
He is a graduate of Hamilton College, and is a lawyer by profession. For seven 
years prior to 1886 he was the editor and proprietor of the Seneca County News^ 
published at Waterloo. He represented Seneca Countv in the Assembly of 1877, 
and has been frequently elected to local offices. — Nero York Times. 

'69. Christian Thought is the name of a bi-monthly which repre- 
seitB "The American Institute of Christian Philosophy," whose aim 
is to investigate fully and impartially questions in Science and Philoso- 
phy that bear upon the great truths revealed in Holy Scripture. We 
find the name of Professor Francis M. Burdick, now of Cornell Uni- 
versity, among its contributors. 

'70. Henry C. Maine, of Rochester, N. Y., reported, January 9th 
and loth, the recurrence of an extended group of sun-spots which 
appeared in the same way December 13th and 14th. 

'71. Hosmer P. McKeon, who left Utica in 1876 for San Fran- 
cisco, Cal., now resides in El Cajon Valley, where he owns a large 
tract of land, about thirteen miles from San Diego. 

'75. "Be Strong to Hope," by the Rev. Frank S. Child, of New 
Preston, Conn., has an excellent recommend from the Rev. Theodore 
T. Munger, D. D. The tone of the book is strong, cheerful and hope- 
ful. The Christian wisdom of the suggestions, the clear and refined 
style, the tender sympathy and hopefulness found in every page make 
the book one of the very best to place in the hands of those who in 
any way suffer fi^om the ills of life. 

'75. The Rev. Eneas McLean is preaching as a home missionary 
in Linkville, Ore. 

'78. The Hon. Joseph A. McConnell holds the oflQce of Recorder 
for the City of Watertown, N. Y. 

'79. The Rev. B. Fay Mills writes interestingly about union revival 
meetings as an aid toward Christian unity in Words and Weapons, 
a magazine of which he is an editor. 

'83. At the annual meeting of the school superintendents of the 
State, held at Rochester, N. Y., November 19th, Edward N. Jones, 
of Saratoga, was elected Secretary and Treasurer. 


'85. Professor William T. Ormiston, now completing his third 
year in Robert College, Constantinople, has accepted an appointment 
for longer service in the department of Natural Science. 

During the session of the Utica Presb)rter7, held at Clinton, the 
HdmiUon chapter had the pleasure of a call from the Rev. Theodore 
F. Jessup, '64. the Rev. Leslie R. Groves, '81, and the Rev. Plato T. 
Jones, ^85. The last two gentlemen delivered missionary addresses at 
the Commencement of Auburn Theological Seminary. 


'48. Professor Hiram A. Pratt is still engaged in teaching at Shel* 
bume Falls, Mass. 

'61. M. Porter Snell, in addition to his duties in the P. O. Degut- 
ment at Washington, D. C, gives instruction in light-line shortftnd 
at the Y. M. C. A. rooms. He is also the agent for the Washington 
City Bible Society. 

'73. The Hon. Lewis Sperry, whose law office is at 345 Main 
street, Hartford, Conn., has his residence in South Windsor, Conn. 

'74. Charles G. Steams, M.D., formerly of Brookfield, Mass., is 
practicing in Leicester, Mass. 

'76. Robert E. Denfield, for some time a teacher at Webster, 
Mass., IS Superintendent of Schools at Duluth, Minn. 

'79. Professor Henry H. Gay is Principal of the High School at 
Bridgewater, Mass. He was previously engaged in teaching at Groton, 

'80. Professor Joseph F. McGregory and his party will sail for 
Europe on the " Westernland" of the White Star line, Saturday, 
June nth. 

'80. Frank A. Whiting is a dealer in coal and wood at 82 Main 
street, Holyoke, Mass. 

'81. Starr J. Murphy is still practicing law at in Broadway, New 
York, N. Y., and residing in Montclair, N. J. 


'58. Benjamin K. Walker, since 1877 a real estate and loan agent, 
has his home in Northwood, la. 

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'60. The Hon. Edmund F. Webb is prosecuting the practice of 
law at Waterville, Me. 

'61. The Hon. Bartlett Tripp is Chief Justice of the Supreme Court 
at Yankton, Dak. 


'63. The Hon, Marcellus L. Steams, formerly of Quincy, Flsu, 
and an ex-Governor of that State, is engaged in the banking business 
at Atlantic, la. He is president of a bank there. 

'67. The Rev. Edward P. Bartlett has removed from La Moille, 
111., to serve a congr^ation in Des Moines, la. 

'79. Professor James Jenkins, for some time instructor ii||pathe- 
mathics at Worcester Academy, is now Principal of the Dix street 
Grammar School. His address is 59 Providence street, Worcester, 

'81. John F. Davies, Assistant Librarian of the Public Library, 
may be addressed 1724 Carr street, St Louis, Mo. 

'82. The Rev. Frederic W. Farr, of Biddeford, Me., by invitation 
of Jhe Y. M. C. A. of Colby University delivered an eloquent and 
poiKrfal sermon in the Baptist Church on the evening of November 

'83. George W. Smith, who graduated at the Albany Law School 
last Commencement as valedictorian of his class, has recently been 
admitted to the bar in Minnesota and become one of the partners in 
the company of Tuttle & Smith, attomeys-at-law, Duluth, Minn. 

'87. Charles E. Dolley has lately become a member of the firm of 
Mitchell & Dolley, jewellers, Waterville, Me. 


'63. ''The title page of our to-day's number represents the pre- 
sentation of the yeUow-silk roll, containing the Imperial (Chinese) congratulations 
(September 24th) to the Emperor of Germany. Represented are the Emperor Will- 
iam» Master of Ceremonies Count Eulenburg, Adj. Gen. Count Lehndorrf and Min- 
ister of Foreign Affairs Count Herbert Bismarck, on the German side ; the Chinese 
Ministers, the Chinese Secretary of the Legation at Berlin and the well-known Soc- 
retair Interprete, Dr. Karl T. Kreyer. 

The presentation took place between one and two o'clock in the Flae-Salon 
of the Imperial Palais in Berlin. During the presentation, the Chinese Minister 
addressed the Emperor, and Dr. Kreyer translated the sentence into German. 
Afterwards the Emperor's address was translated into Chinese by Dr. Kreyer. 

Karl Traugott Kreyer was bom in Groedel on the Elbe (Dresden Kreis) in 1839, 
and attended until his fourteenth year the Gynmasium at Bautzen ; he then went 
to America as a sailor and as thira mate to Shanghai, China, where he remained 
eighteen months to study Chinese. After returning to America, he studied in the 
University of Rochester. In 1865 he was sent as missionary to China (Ning-po 
and Hangtchan) ; in 1868, he entered the service of the Chinese Government, and 
occupied the position of Translator and Professor in the Shanghai Arsenal, where 
he developed, in co-operation with the late Chinese Minister to Germany, Li- 
Fong-Poo, a most beneficial and advantageous literary activity in all fields of prac« 
tical science for the Chinese Government, and in this positron alreadjr, as well as 
later in the position of Secretair Interprete of the Tautais of Shanghai, he worked 
for German interests in China. In 1880, the Chinese Government, in accordance 
with the demands of the Chinese Minister at the Court of Germany, Li-Fong-Poo, 


sent Dr. Kreyer as Counsellor to the Chinese Legation (Berlin), in which position 
he worked for the interest of China, and of Germany and China with great sac- 
cess. The success of Li-Fong-Poo in Berlin, and China's success in other parts of 
Europe, must all be attributed to Dr. Kreyer; also to the present Minister, Dr. 
Kreyer is a most valuable counsellor and co-operator. 

Dr. Kreyer is now Secretair Interprgte of the Chinese Legation at Berlin, 
Vienna, Rome, The Hague, Brussels and (lately) St Petersburg. —y/Zf^/rtr/^ Zeit- 
M«5f, O^ber i^, 1887, 

'63. Rossiter Johnson, of New York, delivered an address to the 

Vassar students, December 2d, on " American Poets.'* To James Russell Lowell's 
*' Commemoration Ode " he assigned the palm over all other American poems. 
He paid a hif h tribute to Oliver Wendell Holmes, as the prince of poets of occa- 
sions, and to Whittier for his patriotic lays. — Vassar Miscellany, 

'j2. The First Presbyterian Church, of Morristown, N. J. , has ex- 
tended an unanimous call to the Rev. Lewis K. Morey, D.D., of Se- 
neca Falls, N. Y., at a salary of $3, 500 and parsonage. 

'83. Willard A, Hill was married Tuesday, October nth, t<miss 
Id& Grain, of Evanston, 111. Mr. Hill has been for some time Gen- 
eral Secretary of the Evanston Y. M. C. A. 

'87. Herbert A« Manchester will deliver a missionary address at 
the Commencement of the Auburn Theological Seminary. 


'57. The Hon. Loyal D. Eldredge, Treasurer of Middlebury Col- 
lege, was in the West last fall soliciting funds for the college. 

'59. The Rev. Milton L. Severance has resigned the principalship 
of Burr & Burton Seminary, at Manchester, Vl , and accepts a call to 
the First Congregational Church, at Bennington, Vt 

'60. The Rev. Edward P. Wild, D.D., and fiamily, received a 
purse of money and other gifts at a reception given them by the church 
at Newport, Vl, September i6th. 

'69. The Rev. Rufus C Flagg, of Fair Haven, Vt., has declined a 
call to the pastorate of the Congregational Church, at Newport, Vt. 
He also preached the sermon at the ordination of the Rev. W. A. War- 
ner, at Hubbardton, Vt. 

'7a Martin E. Severance, of Lisbon, Dak. , made his friends in 
the vicinity of Middlebury a short visit last fall, after an absence of sev- 
eral years. 

'72. The Rev. Lewis L. Lawrence, of Mineral Springs, N. Y., 
stopped in Middlebury with his friends recently. 

'74. Professor Curtis C. Gove, formerly of Munson, Mass., is now 
a school principal at North Adams, Mass. 


'77. The reception given at the Congregational vestiy at Barton, 

Vt., last Saturday evening, for the Rer. Calvin B. Moody and wife, passed off very 
plcaisantly, about two hundred being present Refreshments were served at about 
nine o'clock, a£ber which a purse ot about seventy- five doUais was presented to Mr. 
Moody by the Hon. W. W. Grout, as a gift from the church and parish. A 
fine clock was also presented by the voung people of his parish, to which Mr. Moody 
fittingly responded. He ]>reached nis &«well sermon Sunday morning to a very 
large congregation, in which he spoke of the pleasant relations which had existed 
bel^een uem as pastor and people, and also of some of the good that had oeen ac- 
complished since his coming among them. Sixty liave united with the church, 
forty -two by confession of faith, and eighteen by letter. As he leaves the place he 
goes with the best wishes of all for his future prosperity. He has received an invi- 
tation to go to Worcester, Mass., as assbtant to the Rev. Daniel Merriman, D.D., 
of the Central Church, but he will probable accept the call to Osage, la.— 
Or learns County Monitor, 

'77. Hany P. Stimson has recently aided the Athletic Association 
of Middlebury College by a gift of $ioo for the purpose of finishing 
the Tmprovement of the athletic grounds. 

'83. Claude M. Severance, who returned last summer from Hono- 
lulu, Sandwich Islands, is now pursuing studies at the Yale Theologi- 
cal Seminary, New Haven, Conn. 


'6a The Rev. John W. Beardslee, D.D., has been compelled to 
resign his pastorate at West Troy, N. Y. , on account of throat trouble. 
He is spending the winter at Colorado Springs, Colo., and is much im- 

'60. The Rev. Andrew J. Hagaman, of Hagaman's Mills, N. Y., re- 
moved last April to St Thomas, West Indies, to take charge of the Re- 
formed Church there. Shortly before leaving he married Mrs. Harriet 
Candee Smealie, of Hagaman's Mills. 

'70. The Rev. John F. McLaury, of Byron, N. Y., paid us a short 
visit recently. He regretted very much his inability to attend the 

'77. The New York Sun of October 3i8t contains an interesting 
account, by William F. Wyckoff, Esq., of the Sunday-school for the 
agate-ware factory operatives at Woodhaven, L. I. 

'82. Charles L. Edgar was recently placed in chaige of the Edison 
Illuminating Company's plant at Boston, Mass. 

'84. Charles E. Pattison is with the Edison Electric Light Com- 
pany, New York, N. Y. 

'85. Louis A. Voorhees has resumed his post-graduate studies in 
chemistry in the College. 


'86. George P. Morris has an article in the September number of 
the Popular Science Monthly on '' Industrial Training Two Centuries 
Ago." He has left Montclair, N. J., and may be found now at 74 
East 90th street, New York, N. Y. 

'88. Rufus N. Chamberlain is now with the Sawyer-Mann Electric 
Compapy, 32 Nassau street. New York, N. Y. 

'88. Charles E. Wyckoff has removed from Hurley, N. Y., to 
Ghent, N. Y., where he is preparing for a theological course. He is 
much interested in the Delta U. camp at Lake George, and has a land 
agency in that region. 

The Rev. John W. Beardslee, D.D., '60; the Rev. N. Hixon Vaa 
Arsdale, D.D., '6a; and the Rev. William I. Chamberlain, '83, de- 
livered addresses at the Missionary Convention held at New Brunswick, 
N. J„ October 34th and 35th, 1887. 

'70. Professor Elisha B. Andrews, D.D., LL.D., now the occup>ant 

of the chairs of history and political economy at Brown University, has been 
invited to take charge of the new chair of political economy and social science at 
Cornell University. He has accepted the invitation. A year ago he vras also 
asked and refused. An earnest repetition of the invitation a few weeks ago, how> 
ever, with assurance of a mudi wider opening for his work than there can be at 
Brown induced him to look more fovorably upon the idea. 

Professor Andrews succeeded the late Professor Dimond at Brown University 
six years ago. During the war he«wa8 a soldier of the First Connecticut Artillery, 
and became a lieutenant before the war was over. He is a graduate of Brown in 
the class of 1870^ and of Newton Theological Soninary in 1872. He performed 
the usual three years' work at the latter pUoe in two years. He was President of 
Denison University in the State of Ohio for tour years, and Professor of Homiletics 
at Newton for the three years preceeding his election to the professorship at 
Brown. He is forty-four years old. During his connection with Brown Univer- 
sity he has extensively developed die course in economics and social science, and 
published two books m the line of his regular work.-^/yavitUnce yaumal, 

'71. The Hon. Elijah W. Hendrick, of San Diego, Cal., U. & Court 
Commissioner, visited Providence recently. 

'^^. The Rev. Robert M. Martin was installed as pastor of the 
Fourth Baptist Church, Providence, R. I., on October 12th. The ser- 
mon was preached by Professor Elisha R Andrews, D.D., LL.D., 'ya 

'75. Professor Winslow Upton, of Brown University, and Mr. F. E, 
Seagrave, of Providence, went to Moscow to observe the total eclipse 
of the sun on August 19th. 

'76. The Rev. Horace F. Brown is now pastor of the Baptist 
Church at Athol, Mass. 

'77. A letter has been received from Frank A. Spence at present 
resident of the far-away city of Buenos Ayres, Argentine Republic, 


Box 447, in which he says: "The appearance of the Quaktxrlt is 
valued becaase it rekindles the fire of old-time fellowship." 

'77. The Rev. Frank L. Sullivan is pastor of the Baptist Church in 
Moorheady Minn. 

'77. The Rev. Willis F. Thomas, Baptist Missionary to Burmah, is 
now in this country, and gave an address at the First Baptist Church, 
Providence, R. I., on December 4th. 

'79. The Rev. Edward £. Atkinson is now completing his course 
in the Episcopal Divinity School, Cambridge, Mass. 

'81. Newton Gladding Chase was bom to William Sheafe Chase 
and wife,of Woonsocket, R. L, October 10, 1887. 

'83. Wilson G. Crosby, after studying two years in Europe, is now 
attending the Harvard Law School. 

'83. Alfred W. Fits is practicing law at 5 Tremont street, Boston, 

'83. Charles M. Sheldon is the author of a poem published in the 
YinMs Campanum of December 8th, entitled " A Common Life." 

'83. William E. Simonds is taking a course of study in early 
English at Strasburg, Germany. 

'83. Isaac B. Burgess, Principal of the Rogers High School, New- 
port» R. L, read a paper at the last meeting of the Rhode Island In- 
stitute of Instruction, October 37th, on the subject, "The Thought 
Element in the Study of Language." 

'84. The ordination of Augustus E. Scoville, pastor-elect of the 
Second Dover Baptist Church, of Dover Plains, N. Y., took place 
November 16, 1887. The sermon was delivered by the Rev. Benjamin 
A. Greene, Brown, '7a, and the charge to the candidate was given by 
the Rev. John R. Gow, Brown^ '77. 

'86. Clarence H. Manchester is teaching in the private Latin 
School, Conrad Building, Providence, R. I. 

. '87. Walter C. Bronson was elected Alternate Poet at the recent 
Delta Upsilon Convention. Brother Bronson is the writer of a story 
in The Examiner (New York) for December 8th. 

'87. Charles L. White and Beniah L. Whitman were delegates 
from Newton Theological Institution to the Conference of the Inter- 
Seminary Missionary Alliance at Alexandria, W. Va. 


'69. The Rev. James W. Ford, D.D.,of La Grange, Ga., will preach 
the commencement sermon at the State University in Athens, Ga. 


'72. The Rev. George Thomas Dowling, D.D., pastor of the 
Euclid Avenue Baptist Church, Qeveland, O., in one week, without 
special effort, raised $10,000 of the $20,000 that is needed to erect a 
building for the Josephine Mission. Brother Dowling completed the 
tenth year of his pastorate with this church last September. He re- 
cently delivered an able lecture in the Shady Avenue Church of Pitts- 
burg, Fenn., before a large audience. His subject was "The Good 
Old Times." 

'76. The Rev. William L. Kolb, formerly assistant rector of the 
Church of the Transfiguration, Philadelphia, Pa., is now rector of St 
James' Church, Bristol, Pa. 

'78. The Rev. Smith T. Ford, pastor of the Central Baptist Church, 
of Syracuse, N. Y., delivered an interesting address before the students 
of Syracuse University, on January 36th, the day of prayer for colleges^ 

'81. The Rev. Charles F. Hahn, pastor of the Vail Avenue Baptist 
Church, Troy, N. Y., has been engaged in raising money for paying a 
church debt and for making improvements. The sum of $600 has 
lately been expended on the house of worship. A new ceiling, frescoed 
walls throughout, new carpets, newly painted wood work, stained 
glass windows are all there to show that the money has been well 

'83. Sidney Qarke is cashier of the First National Bank at Park 

River, Dak. 


'82. Eugene M. Pope has been admitted to the Illinois bar. He 
received his diploma from the Union College of Law. For a year and 
a half he has been Western manager for one of the largest New York 
publishing houses, and has built up a very extensive business, with 
headquarters at 63 Washington street, Chicago, 111. 

'84. Marion L. Brown accepted a call to become pastor of the 
Baptist Church at Bedford, O., a pleasant village twelve miles from 
Cleveland, O. Brother Brown was graduated from the Hamilton 
Theological Seminary at the last Commencement 

'84. Bom to Mr. and Mrs. Albert J.Truesdell — a daughter, Helen, 
on October 8,1887. 

'85. Thomas C. Ely, M.D., who was graduated from the Medical 
College of the University of Pennsylvania, has permanently located 
himself at 3017 Girard avenue, Philadelphia, Pa. Dr. Ely l}egins his 
professional career under very favorable circumstances, and his friends 
are confident he will be eminently successful. 

'£5. The Rev. John S. Festerson is pastor of the Baptist Church at 
Brown's Valley, Minn. 


'86. Principal Fred. J. Tumbull of the Bainbridge, N. Y., Union 
School, was married to Miss Anna Dom, of Johnstown, N. Y., on 
Jane apth. The coaple passed their honey-moon at Lake George and 
resorts along the Hudson. 

'86. Professor Edward E, Whitford, of Colby Academy, New Lon- 
don, N. H., spent a large part of the summer studying German at 
Dr. Saavier's Summer College of Languages. 

'89. James J. Finn, who entered the Columbia Medical School a 
few weeks ago, is located at No. 157 East 21st street. New York, 
N. Y. 


'66. Samuel Bowne Duiyea, of Brookl3n[i, N. Y., has spent the 
sammer travelling in Europe. 

'71. Professor Borden P. Bowne, LL.D., of Boston University, con- 
tributed to the June number of Christian ITumghi the opening paper — 
a strong essay on " Logic and Life." 

'71. Professor Abraham S. Isaacs, Ph.D., conducts two courses in 
the University in Hebrew and Biblical Aramaic for under-graduates, 
and in the graduate classes two courses in advanced Hebrew and the 
mediaeval Hebrew poets, with lectures on Hebrew history and poetry. 

'74. James Harris Balston, conducts a chair manufacturing busi- 
ness at 85 and 87 Quay street, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

'74. Bom, August 18, 1887, in the town of Keene Valley, N. Y., 
to the wife of Richard Ferris, a son. 

'78. Henry Randel Baremore has removed with his finmily from 
Elizabeth, N. J., to New York City. He is a member of the firm of 
Townsend k Baremore, glue and gelatine merchants. The firm has 
also changed its offices and warehouse from 229 Pearl to 376 Pearl 
street, New York. 

'78. Albert Warren Ferris, M.D., is assistant physician at San- 
ford Hall Asylum, Flushing, N. Y. He is also medical examiner for 
the " New York State Relief and Peoples' Benefit Association." 

'79. James D. Ferris has lefl Brooklyn and settled in Wenonah, 
N. J. He is occupied as a clerk in the Central National Bank in Phila- 
delphia, P^ 

'84. Carl H. Lellmann, Jr., attorney and counsellor-at-law, has 
bis office at 339 Broadway, New York. He passed last summer in 

'87. Charles H. Church is studying medicine with his father at 
Passaic, N. J. 


'87. Alexander B. McKelvey is with the dry-goods firm of Mills & 
Gibb, Broadway, New York, 

*Sy. Austin D. Wolfe entered Union Theological Seminary last fall. 
He is to spend his summer vacation in missionary work in Nebraska. 

'90. Frank P. and William C. Reynolds are with the firm of 
Stewart, Warren & Co., stationers, 29 Howard street, New York, N.Y. 

'91. Lincoln Peirce is with the firm of Park, Brother & Co., 3 Cliff 
street. New York. Brother Peirce resides at the Delta U. Club House, 
8 East 47th street, New York. 


'74. At the permanent organization of the Harlem Republican 
Club the Hon. Charles D. Baker was elected corresponding secretary. 

'74. Professor William R. Dudley, assistant professor of botanj at 
Cornell University, is spending the year in study in the University at 
Strassburg-in-Elsass. During the summer he and Robert James 
Eidlitz, '85, will spend several weeks together, traiceling in Bavaria 
and Austria. 

'74. At the annual meeting of the New York Academy of Sciences, 
once the Academy of Natural Sciences, in Hamilton Hall, Columbia 
Collie, February 25th, Herman L Fairchild was elected recording 

'74. Wilmot M. Smith is District Attorney of Suffolk County, N.Y. 

'81. Parke E. Simmons makes Evanston,Ill.,his place of residence. 

'81. Frank T. Wilson, a lawyer at Stillwater, Minn., since 1883, 
is now Superintendent of Schools at the same place. 

'83. Frank B. Cooper is Superintendent of Schools at Le Mars, 

'84. Married on Wednesday, November 3, 1887, at Orange, N. J.*- 
Wilbur S. Knowles to Georgie A., daughter of Edward Faron, Esq. 

'85. Frederick S. Benedict is an architectural draughtsman. His 
office is 55 Broadway, New York, and his residence 137 South Oxford 
street, Brooklyn, N. Y. 


'69. The Chillicothe (0.) Daily News, in speaking of the State 
Convention of Trustees and Superintendents of Children's Homes, re- 
cently held at Dayton, and of the election of Seymour J. Hathaway 
as president, says : "President Hathaway is the brother of Mr. J. G. 
Hathaway of this city, and is a gentleman of fine parts, and a business 
man of shrewdness, squareness and ability." 


'70. The Rev. Francis D. Kelsej, of Helena, Mon., spent a few 

days in one of the mines, his only vacation since coining West. He was the ^piest 
of the owner of the mines and enjoyed the novelty ^ the place. — The CMcagv 

'75. Professor Oscar H. Mitchell, Ph. D., and family spent a por- 
tion of the snmmer vacation with his parents at Locke, O. Professor 
Mitchell has had a recent addition to his Ssunily in the form of a little 

'75. J. Elbert Sater, who is practicing law in Columbus, O., has 
been re-elected to the City Board of Education, he having served as a 
member of that body from 1885-87. 

'76. Frank Anderson is in the business of stock-raising at Woon- 
socket, Sanborn County, Dak. 

'77. Charles N. Adams has been in Marietta, O., of late giving 
music lessons. 

'77- Charles L. Dickey is employed with the Benedictine Com- 
pany, Cincinnati, O. 

'77. On November oth, the Rev. Edward C. Moore was married 
to Miss E. C. Brown, of New York, N. Y. The ceremony was per- 
formed at the Madison Square Ptesbyterian Church by the Rev. Dr. 
Parkhurst Alter the ceremony a reception was held at the residence 
of the bride's father, Mr. Crosby Brown. Mr. and Mrs. Moore will 
make their home at Yonkers, N. Y., where Mr. Moore is pastor of 
the Westminster Presbyterian Church. 

'78. Henry C. Dimond, M.D., has recently secured the position of 
Secretary of the Western Pasteur Filter Company, of Springfield, O. 
The Company needed a man of excellent scientific attainments, and Dr. 
Dimond is well fitted for the place. On November 2 2d, Dr. Dimond 
was married to Miss Harriet Bushnell, the daughter of General A. S. 
Bushnell, formerly Chairman of the Republican State Committee of 
Ohio. After a short trip, including a visit with the Doctor's parents, 
and Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Putnam, of Marietta, O., Dr. Dimond and 
bis wife returned to their home in Springfield. 

'80. Alva J. Agee, of Cheshire, O., was married October 6th, to 
Miss L. Grace Hibbs, of Portsmouth, O. 

'8a Byron N. Himebaugh has removed from Colorado Springs to 
Ravens, Messa County, Colo. 

'80. Bom to Howard W. Stanley and wife — a girl, on June 4, 1887, 
at Marietta, O. 

'81. Edward B. Peddinghaus has removed from Brooklyn, N. Y., 
to Augusta, Ga. Brother Peddinghaus is a photographer. 


'8 1. Douglas Patnam recently made a short visit to his friends in 
Marietta. He is Secretary of the Bankers' Life Insurance Association 
of Sl Paul, Minn., and is a prosperous young business man. 

'8 1. William G. Slack has gone into the real estate and banking 
business at West Superior, Mich. 

'82. Robert Grant Kinkead has secured the position of Superin- 
tendent of Schools in Kansas City, Mo. 

'84. Allen £. Beach, who has been tutor in Marietta Academy 
for two years past, entered the Union Theological Seminary last fall. 

'84. The Rev. Daniel D. Davies is in charge of a church at Somo- 
nauk. 111. He was married not many months ago to Miss Coulter, of 
Marietta^ O. 

'84. Charles G. Dawes is a rising young lawyer at Lincoln, Neb. 

'84. The Rev. Rees R. Lloyd has charge of a mission church in 
Chicago, 111. Mr. Lloyd graduated last summer from the Chicago 
Theological Seminary. 

'84. Minor Morris has entered the second-year class of the Ohio 
Medical College, at Cincinnati, O. 

'85. Ellison C Means is engaged at Low Moor, Va., as chemist 
for the Low Moor Iron Company of Virginia. 

'87. Fred. £. Comer has taken to farming since his graduation. 

'Sy. Edward B. Haskell is attending the Oberlin Theological 
Seminary. In addition to his theological studies he has taken a class 
in rhetoric 

'87. William A. Shedd sailed from New York July 23d, for Oroom- 
iah, Persia, and reached his destination August 27th, making the 
journey in five weeks, the shortest time on record. He is to be 
engaged in teaching in Oroomiah College for two years. He is the 
son of Dr. Shedd, a missionary at Oroomiah, and knows the language 

'89. Charles Russell is in the giocery business at Ashland, Ky. 


'74. Professor Frank W. Smalley, after a year's absence in the West, 
resumes charge of the Latin department of Syracuse University. 

'77. Richard E. Day will soon publish his fourth volume of 

'80. Professor Martin R. Sackett, Principal of the Gouvemeur Sem- 
inary, is editor of a new weekly newspaper in Gouvemeur, N. Y. 


'8u Processor Frederick A. Cook will take a post-gradaate course 
in Latin and Hebrew at Johns Hopkins University next year. 

'82. Frank W. Hemenway has joined the Northwest Indiana Con- 
ference, and is stationed at Bringhurst, Ind. 

'83. The Rev. DeForest O. Chamberlayne, of Anaheim, Cal., is 
meeting with mnch success in his new field. His congregation 
recently purchased a lot upon which they will soon erect a new church. 

'83. Carlton C. Curtiss has returned to college and will complete 
his studies with the class of '88. 

'84. The Rev. Ezra S. Tipple, the newly appointed pastor of St 
Luke's Methodist Episcopal Church in West 41st street, preached upon this tesct, 
Nehemiah iv., 6 : ** For me people had a mind to work/' After Binng an account 
of the condition of Jerusalem and the successful attempts of Nehemiah to rehttUd 
its walls, successfnl because of die willingness of the people to work, Mr. Tipple 

In work of any kind a determinatioa to succeed presages success. Often the 
thought which comes to many young men that they are to be successful is prophetic, 
for the beUef so fires their zeal that the mere feeling becomes the unconsaous factor 
of the desired end. When that doughty soldier, Gaural Grant, wrote the fiimous 
message^ *' I propose to fight it out,' he even then held victory and final success 
within his gxasp. Unless the genius of Christian work be this " mind to work,'* 
which the Apostle Paul styles the "willing mind," all efforts, however cunningly 
deviied, must faiL The essential elements of a mind to work are a consciousness 
of the necessity of work to be done, a feeling of duty and personal responsibility, 
and a desire to obey God. With these positive, the mmd to work will manifest itself 
in actual work, earnest, persevering, self-sacrificing work. — A/!ew York THhme, 

'85. Professor Henry A. Peck of Syracuse University was recendy 
married to Miss Kittie Beeker, of Mexico, N. Y. 

'87. At the home of the bride in Fort Ann, N. Y., September JO, 
1887, by the Rev. Elaim Marsh, assisted bv the Rev. Mr. Hall, 
Charles L. Hall was married to Miss Nellie Marsh. 

'88. Frederick C. Lyford has charge of the drawing classes in the 
Liberal Art Department, taking the position vacated by Professor Gat- 

'88. At St Johnsville, N. Y., Wednesday, November 23, 1887, 
Lincoln £. Rowley, of Sidney, N. Y., was married to Miss Alartha C. 


'79. Fred. S. Bell is in the employ of Laird & Norton, lumber- 
men, at Winona, Minn, 

'84. Elmer £. Beach has just been admitted to the bar at Chicago, 


'84. Charles W. Carman, who has been teaching at Lansing, Mich., 
daring the past year, goes to Grand Rapids next year. His work will 
be teaching chemistry and physics. 

'84. William G. Qark was in town a few days visiting the boys 
and showing his wife the city. He occupies the position of Assistant 
City Engineer of Toledo, O. 

'85. Robert N. Burnett is at present engaged in editorial work on 
the New York Sun. 

'86. Will H. Sherzer returned to the principalship of the Sag- 
inaw, Mich., High School for 1887-88. His salary has been in- 
creased, thus pursuading him to remain. He will be back next year 
to graduate with '89. 


'81. The Rev. John C. Butcher, M.D., is stationed as Medical 
Missionary at Moradabad, India. 

'81. William R. Chamberlain has recently married, and is practic- 
ing law at 80 Dearborn street, Chicago, 111. 

'81. Nathan C Miller is in a law office in Chicago, and resides at 
Evanston, 111. 

'81. The Rev. Polemus H. Swift, pastor of Court Street Meth- 
odist Episcopal Church, of Rockford, 111., entertained during the 
first week in October, the Rock River Conference, one of the most 
important and influential conferences of the Methodist Church. He 
recently sustained a severe loss in the death of his three-year-old 

'8a. The Rev. Walter A. Evans, who is now in his third year as 
pastor of the First Congregational Church, of Cherokee, la., reports 
the work progressing finely. 

'8 a. Robert A. McPherrin is in business with his father-in-law at 
Ottumwa, la. 

'8 a. The Rev. Robert H. Pooley, who is at present located at the 
Richard Street Church, Joliet, III, has been called to fill the pulpit of 
Trinity Church, Chicago, made vacant by the recent death of Dr. 
Alabaster. He has accepted and, the conference permitting, will fill 
the charge for the coming year. 

'83. The Rev. Henry Olin Cady is engaged in missionary work in 

'83. Alfred E. Hills, who has been visiting during the winter at 
Oregon, 111., has returned to his ranch in North Park, Colo., where he 
will remain through the summer. 


'84. On August 1 6th, Wilbur F. Atchinson and Miss Annette £• 
McClintock, of Hinsdale, were married at Erie, Pa., at the residence 
of the Hon. Henry Wheeler, a cousin of the bride. After a delight- 
ful trip to Niagara, the happy couple returned to Evanston, 111., and 
are now at home at 634 Chicago avenue. 

'85. Leonard L. Skelton has returned from Vineyard, Ark., to his 
home in Evanston, III. , and is taking a medical course in the Chicago 
Medical College. 

'86. Robert I. Fleming, at present taking a theological course at 
Garrett Biblical Institute, Evanston, 111., was selected by that institu* 
tion as its representative at the Inter-Seminary Alliance, which met at 
Alexandria, West Va. 

'Sj. Hugh D. Atchison is principal in a high school at Evanston, 
III., and still holds his position as organist at the First Presbyterian 

'87. Charles H. Brand is now with a real estate and loan firm in 
Chicago, 111. 

'87. George L Larash is preparing for the ministry at Garrett 
Biblical Institute, Evanston, III. 

'87. Frank G. Middlekauif, Forreston, 111., will probably enter the 
Chicago Medical College. 

'88. Charles W. Ferguson is having a successful law practice at 
Orange City, la, 


'86. William E. Bainbridge has given up his position as Principal 
of the High School at Columbus, Wis. He has removed to California, 
becoming associate editor of the Pacific States Illusiraied Weekly, pub* 
lished at San Francisco^ Cal. 

'87. Claude V. Seeber is at Waterloo, Wis. 

'87. William W. Strickland is Principal of Schools at West 
Superior, Wis. 

'87. Ambrose P. Winston is Assistant Principal of the Racine 
High School, Racine, Wis. 


'85. George K. Angle, formerly editor of the Daily News of 
Phillipsburg, N. J., has resigned his position on the Lehigh Valley 
Railroad Engineering Corps, and is now Principal of Public Schools 
at Wallisville, Tex. 


'85. Harry P. Corser is teaching in Kenyon College, Gambier, O. 

'85. William W. Weller has been licensed to preach by the Ptesbj- 
tery of Lehigh. 

'86. Joseph H. Tudor, C £., teaches mathematics, natiiral 
sciences, etc. , in the Academy at Cumberland, Md. On science he 
gives daily talks, with object illustrations on pUmts, animals^ minerals 
and the human body. 

'87. Harry T. Beatty is studying in the Union Theological Sencii- 
nary, New York, N. Y. 

'87. John G. Conner is Principal of the West Nottingham Academy, 
Colora, Cecil County, Md. 

'87. Robert J. Rankin has entered Princeton Theological Semi- 

'87. John N. Roe has entered the Baltimore Medical Coll^^e, 
Baltimore, Md. 


'86. William A. Lydon is employed in the Department of Public 
Works at Chicago, 111. 

'86. George A. Ruddle, afler spending the summer as a private 
tutor at Shelter Island, L. I., has returned to his former position of 
teacher of mathematics and sciences at Selwyn Hall, Reading, Pa. 

'87. Benjamin A. Cunningham is chief topographer for the 
Lehigh Valley Railroad. His address is Wilkesbarre, Pa. 

'87. Charles P. Pollak is employed in the testing department of 
the Chicago, Milwaukee and St Paul Railroad, located at Milwaukee, 


'87. The address of Wilson L. Fairbanks, now on the reportorial 
staff of the Springfield Republican, is Box 449, Springfield, Mass. 

'87. Henry W. Hayes is at Fitchburg, Mass., employed as civil 
engineer by the Fitchburg Railroad Company. 

'87. Frank O. Melcher is employed on the en^neering corps of 
the Fitchburg Railroad at North Adams, Mass. 

'87. Alva E. Snow has entered the Harvard Law School. 

'87. Clement Valdes is in the employ of E. P. Adams, civil engi- 
neer, Boston, Mass. 


'Sy. Tme W. White has accepted the position of the Principal of 
the Franklin, Mass., High School. 


'S6. The Rev. James M. Lewis is having great success preaching 
in New Burlington, Ind. Brother Lewis took the $100 prize in 
oratory at De Pauw in i886. He was married last year to Miss Dora 
V. Sharp. 

'87. William L. Laafman is taking a post-graduate course at the 
Theological Seminary in Boston, Mass. 

'87. Elmer E. Meredith is teaching in the High School at Green- 
castle, Ind. 

'87. John F. Meredith is taking a post-graduate course in the 
University and finishing the law course. 

The Vojrage of Life. — ^First College Student — " Yes, George, my mind is made 
up; fime first, wealth next, then marriage." 

Second CoUege Student— "I disagree with you, John. My plan is wealth 
fixvt, then the achievement of fame will be easy enough. . After that marriage.'* 

Ten years later — George — ''Say, John, stop a moment." 

John^** In a big hurry, George. Old Dr. Blank won't come again until his 
bill is paid and Tm hunting for another. All the children have the measles. Any* 
thing I can do for you ?" 

*' Yes, John ; lend me a nickel to buy a safety-pin. — Omaha World, 

^irs. Hayseed (whose son is at college) — *< George writes that he is taking fenc- 
in* lessons." 

Mr. Hayseed— "I'm glad o* that 1*11 set him a-diggin' post holes when he 
gets home." 

The Boston Herald says: <* It isn*t every college student who can write an 
^ssay on the division of labor and illustrate it with a shovel made by his own 
^^ods, as Governor Ames said he did at Brown. Perhaps not But there are 
B'tty college students who can write an essay on draw poker and illustrate it with 
A spade in their own hands. " — Norristown Herald, 

In Society Circles. — "Did your aon take the valedictory in college?*' said a 
S^tleman to a lady who was enthusiastically praising the ability of her oflbpring. 

" No, indeed, he didn't,*' she repUed with pride. *' He didn*t take anything. 
He is the healthiest boy you ever saw." — IVashington Critic, 



'88. Hamilton Ford Allen, 

1832 Mich. Ave., Chicago, 111 


Lyons, N. Y. 
'90. Frankun Kittridgb Whitb, 

WiUiamstown, Mais. 
'91. Philip Schuyler Allen, 

1832 Mich. Ave., Chicago, HI. 
*' William Howell Edwards, 

80 Main St, Binghaniton, N. Y. 
** Frank Harvey Elmore, 
98 Farmington Ave., Hartford, Conn. 
•* Frank Leonard Luce, 

Marion, Mass. 
" Payson Sibley Wild, 

Manchester, Vt. 


'89. Jesse Baker Snow, 

Nantucket, Mass. 
'91. John Wells Burr, 

Kingsboro, N. Y, 
*' Richard Waldron (JJi^urch, 

Morristown, N. Y. 
** Charles Fiske, Jr., 

Kingsboro, N. Y. 
** William Alexander McDonald, 

GloversviUe, N. Y. 
*' William Gilbert Roberts, 

Kingsboro, N, Y. 


'91. George Howard Harkness, 

Potsdam, N. Y. 
" Thomas Edward Hayden, 

Arietto, N. Y. 
" Frank Edwin Hoyt, 

West Bloomfield, N. Y. 
** William Pierce Shepard, 

16 Plant St., Ulica, N. Y. 


'89. Eugene Thayer, 

Tomer, Me. 
'91. George Stedman Bennett, 

Worcester, Mass. 
<' Herbert Morgan Chase, 

Newtonville, Mass. 
" Ernest Ralph Clark, 

Spencerport, N. Y. 
•« Ralph Wardlaw Crockett, 

LewistODy Me. 
" Edward Arthur Dodd, 

403 2d St, Portland, Me. 
** Samuel Allen Jacobs 

Dudley, Mass. 
" Charles Henry Miles, 

Grafton Mass. 
" William David Plant, 

703 S. First St., Minneapolis^ Mizio. 
" William Baker Pyle, 

313 W. I2th St., Wilmington, DeL 


'91. Arthur Gooding Barnhart, 

Whittlesey, O. 
" Austin Frederick Barnhart, 

Whittlesey, O. 
" Henry Bissell Cody, 

Cleveland, O. 
" John Dickerman, 

Cleveland, O. 
" James Albert Ford, 

Norwalk, O. 
«• Irvin L. Hughes, 

Cleveland, O. 


'91. George Harry Dow, 

Waterrille, Me.. 
" Lyndon Leon Dunham, 

West Paris, Me. 



*9i. William Fletcher, 

Newport, N. H. 
** Charles Frederic Leadbbtter, 

Wayne, Me. 
•• Fred Allen Luce, 

Vassalboro, Me. 
•• Herbert Rowsll Porington, 

Waterville, Me. 


Fairfield, Me. 
«* Arthur Tillery Watson, 

Oakland, Me. 


^91. Isaac Max Brickner, 

27 William St., Rochester, N. Y. 
'* Elmer Lorenzo Fargo, 

Batavia, N. Y. 
«• WiLUAM Wayne 1x>vell, 

Attica, N. Y. 
*• William Dayton Merrill, 

Morrisville, N. Y. 
«« Albert Henry Olmsted, 

Troupsburg, N. Y. 
«* William Dennison Olmsted, 

Marion, N. Y. 


*Zg. Carlton Spencer Severance, 

Manchester, N. H. 
'91. Harry Woodruff Johnson, 
805 H St., N.W., Washington, D. C. 
** Carl Abrl Mead, 

Middlcbury, Vt 
'« Thomas Hazard Noon an, 

Addison, Vt 
" Albert Noble Prentiss, 

Middlcbury, Vt 
*• Clarence Henry Willey, 

Barton Landing, Vt. 


'91. John Charles Aydelott, 

Pekin, 111. 
" Paull Jewill Challen, 

New Brunswick, N. J« 










Robert Jambs Hogan, 

Guildcrland Center, N. Y. 
Jasper Samuel Hogan, 

Guilderland Center, N. Y. 
Charles Seward Johnson, 

Brier Hill, N. Y. 
Harry Lockwood, 

Batavia, HI* 
Herbert Bennet Roberts, 

Kingston, N. Y» 
Isaac Mabbett Sutton, 
113 Academy St, 

Poughkeepsie, N. Y» 
Edward Van Vechten Searle, 

WyckoflF, N. J. 
Gillett Wynkoop, 

CatskiU, N. Y» 


Jambs Quayle Dealey, 

Galveston, Tex* 
William Hadley Barrow," Jr., 

146 Cranston St. , Providence, R.I» 
Edward Bailey Birge, 

100 Lippilt St., Providence, R. L 
Samuel Andrews Everett, 

Meredith, N. H. 
Geoage Hooper Ferris, 

Milwaukee, Wis. 
Charles Albert Meadbr, 

Pawtucket, R. I. 
Gerald Birney Smith, 

Middlefield, Mass. 
Elmer Almy Wilcox, 

56 Messer St., Providence, R. L 


'90. William Joseph Eyles, 

643 Portland ave. St Paul, Minn. 
'91. William Marvin Bennett, 

Bainbridge, N. Y. 
'* Frank Leslie Blowers, 

Troupsburgh, N, Y.. 
" Hubert Morgan Brown, 

South Brookfield, N. Y. 








'85. Harry P. Corser is teaching in Kenyon College, Gambier, O. 

'85. William W. Weller has been licensed to preach by the Ptesbj- 
tery of Lehigh. 

'86. Joseph H. Tudor, C. £., teaches mathematics, natural 
sciences, etc. , in the Academy at Cumberland, Md. On science he 
gives daily talks, with object illustrations on plants, animals, minerals 
and the human body. 

'87. Harry T. Beatty is studying in the Union Theological Semi- 
nary, New York, N. Y. 

'87. John G. Conner is Principal of the West Nottingham Academy, 
Colora, Cecil County, Md. 

'87. Robert J. Rankin has entered Princeton Theological Semi- 

'87. John N. Roe has entered the Baltimore Medical College, 
Baltimore, Md. 


'86. William A. Lydon is employed in the Department of Public 
Works at Chicago, 111. 

'86. George A. Ruddle, afler spending the summer as a private 
tutor at Shelter Island, L. I., has returned to his former position of 
teacher of mathematics and sciences at Selwyn Hall, Reading, Pa. 

'87. Benjamin A. Cunningham is chief topographer for the 
Lehigh Valley Railroad. His address is Wilkesbarre, Pa. 

'87. Charles P. Pollak is employed in the testing department of 
the Chicago, Milwaukee and St Paul Railrold, located at Milwaukee, 


'87. The address of Wilson L. Fairbanks, now on the reportorial 
staff of the Springfield Republican, is Box 449, Springfield, Mass. 

'87. Henry W. Hayes is at Fitchburg, Mass., employed as civil 
engineer by the Fitchburg Railroad Company. 

'87. Frank O. Melcher is employed on the en^eering corps of 
the Fitchburg Railroad at North Adams, Mass. 

'87. Alva E. Snow has entered the Harvard Law School. 

'87. Clement Valdes is in the employ of E. P. Adams, civil engi- 
neer, Boston, Mass. 



'91. William Fletchbr, 

Newport, N. H. 
'* Charlss Frederic Leadbbtter, 

Wayne, Me. 
" Fred Allen Luce, 

Vassalboro, Me. 
" Herbert Rowell Purington, 

Waterville, Me. 
" Leland Polard Sturtevant, 

Fairfield, Me. 
** Arthur Tillery Watson, 

Oakland, Me. 


'91. Isaac Max Brickner, 

27 William St., Rochester, N. Y. 
*' Elmer Lorenzo Fargo, 

Batavia, N. Y. 
«• William Wayne 1x>vell, 

Attica, N. Y. 
** William Dayton Merrill, 

Morrisville, N. Y. 
*' Albert Henry Olmsted, 

Troupsburg, N. Y. 
" William Dennison Olmsted, 

Marion, N. Y. 


'89. Carlton Spencer Severance, 

Manchester, N. H. 
'91. Harry Woodruff Johnson, 
805 H St., N.W., Washington, D. C. 
•< Carl Abrl Mead, 

Middlebury, Vt 
•« Thomas Hazard Noon an, 

Addison, Vt 
'< Albert Noble Prentiss, 

Middlebury, Vt 
•• Clarence Henry Willey, 

Barton Landing, Vt. 


'91. John Charles Aydslott, 

Pekin, in. 


New Brunswick, N. J« 

'91. Robert James Hog an, 

Guilderland Center, N. Y. 
" Jasper Samuel Hogan, 

Guilderland Center, N. Y. 
" Charles Seward Johnson, 

Brier Hill, N. Y. 
" Harry Lockwood, 

Batavia, 111, 
*< Herbert Bbnnet Roberts, 

Kingston, N. Y» 
" Isaac Mabbett Sutton, 
113 Academy St, 

Poughkeepsie, N. Y» 
** Edward Van Vechten Searle, 

WyckoflF, N. J, 


Catskill, N. Y* 


^90. James QuaVle Dealey, 

Galveston, Tex» 
'91, William Hadley Barrow,* Jr., 
146 Cranston St., Providence, R.l» 
" Edward Bailey Birge, 

looLippittSt., Providence, R. L 
** Samuel Andrews Everett, 

Meredith, N. H. 
<< Geoage Hooper Ferris, 

Milwaukee, Wis. 
' < C HARLES Albert Me ader, 

Pawtucket, R. I. 
« Gerald Birney Smith, 

Middlefield, Mass. 
•« Elmer Almy Wilcox, 

56 Messer St., Providence, R. I. 


'90. William Joseph Eyles, 

643 Portland ave. St Paul, Minn. 
'91. William Marvin Bennett, 

Bainbridge, N. Y. 
** Frank Leslie Blowers, 

Troupsburgh, N. Y.. 
« Hubert Morgan Brown, 

South Brookfield, N. Y» 



'88. Hamilton Ford Allen, 

1832 Mich. Ave., Chicago, 111 


Lyons, N, Y. 
'90. Franklin Kittridgb Whitb, 

WiUiamstowxi, Mass. 
'91. Phiup Schuyler Allen, 

1832 Mich. Ave., Chicago, HI. 
" William Howell Edwards, 

80 Main St, Binghaniton, N. Y. 
** Frank Harvey Elmore, 
98 Farmington Ave., Hartford, Conn. 
'* Frank Leonard Luce, 

Marion, Mass. 
«• Payson Sibley Wild, 

Manchester, Vt. 


'89. Jesse Baicbr Snow, 

Nantucket, Mass. 
'91. John Wells Burr, 

Kingsboro, N. Y. 
*' Richard Waldron (JJi^urch, 

Morristown, N. Y. 
*< Charles Fiske, Jr., 

Kingsboro, N. Y. 
'< William Alexander McDonald, 

GloversvUle, N. Y. 
<' William Gilbert Roberts, 

Kingsboro, N. Y. 


*9i. George Howard Harkness, 

Potsdam, N. Y. 
** Thomas Edward Hayden, 

Arietta, N. Y. 
«* Frank Edwin Hoyt, 

West Bloomfidd, N. Y. 
*' William Pierce Shepard, 

16 Plant St., UUca, N. Y. 


'89. Eugene Thayer, 

Tomer, Me. 
'91. George Stedman Bennett, 

Worcester, Mass. 
*' Herbert Morgan Chase, 

Newtonville, Mass. 
<* Ernest Ralph Clark, 

Spencerport, N. Y. 
•« Ralph Wardlaw Crockett, 

Lewiston, Me. 
** Edward Arthur Dodd, 

403 2d St, Portland, Me. 
** Samuel Allen Jacobs, 

Dudley, Mass. 
** Charles Henry Miles, 

Grafton Mass. 
«• William David Plant, 

703 S. First St., Minneapolis, Minn. 
•* Wiluam Baker Pyle, 

313 W. I2th St., Wilmington, Del. 


'91. Arthur Gooding Barnhart, 

Whittlesey, 0. 
« Austin Frederick Barnhart, 

Whittlesey, 0. 
** Henry Bissell Cody, 

Cleveland, 0. 
" John Dickerman, 

Cleveland, 0. 
" James Albert Ford, 

Norwalk, 0. 
•« Irvin L. Hughes, 

Cleveland, 0. 


*9i. George Harry Dow, 

Waterville, Me. 
** Lyndon Leon Dunham, 

West Paris, Mc 





'91. William Fletchbr, 

Newport, N. H. 
*■ Charuss Frederic Leadbetter, 

Wayne, Me. 
Prki> Allen Luce, 

Vassalboro, Me. 
Herbkrt Rowsll Purington, 

Waterville, Me. 
*• Leland Polard Sturtevant, 

Fairfield, Me. 
" Arthur Tillery Watson, 

Oakland, Me. 


^91. Isaac Max Brickner, 

27 WaUam St., Rochester, N. Y. 
** Elmxr Lorenzo Fargo, 

Batavia, N. Y. 
•• William Wayne 1x>vell, 

Attica, N. Y. 
*• William Dayton Merrill, 

Momsville, N. Y. 
<* Albert Henry Olmsted, 

Troupsburg, N. Y. 
" William Dennison Olmsted, 

Marion, N. Y. 


*S9. Carlton Spencer Severance, 

Manchester, N. H. 
*9i. Harry Woodruff Johnson, 
805 H St., N.W., Washington, D, C. 
*' Carl Abrl Mead, 

Middlebury, Vt 
«• Thomas Hazard Noonan, 

Addison, Vt 
" Albert Noble Prentiss, 

Middlebury, Vt 
•• Clarence Henry Willey, 

Barton Landing, Vt. 


'91. John Charles Aydblott, 

Pekin, in. 


New Brunswick, N. J» 

'91. Robert J AMES Hog an, 

GuiWerland Center, N. Y. 
*< Jasper Samuel Hogan, 

Guilderland Center, N. Y. 
** Charles Seward Johnson, 

Brier Hill, N. Y. 
" Harry Lockwood, 

Batavia, HU 
** Herbert Bennet Roberts, 

Kingston, N. Y» 
" Isaac Mabbett Sutton, 
113 Academy St, 

Poughkeepsie, N. Y.. 
«• Edward Van Vechten Searle, 

Wyckoff, N. J. 


CatsWn, N. Y» 


^90. James QuaVle Dealey, 

Galveston, Tex» 
'91. William Hadley Barrow; Jr., 
146 Cranston St. , Providence, R.I» 
'* Edward Bailey Birge, 

lOoLippittSt., Providence, R. L 
** Samuel Andrews Everett, 

Meredith, N. H. 
'* Geoage Hooper Ferris, 

Milwaukee, Wis. 
<( Charles Albert Meader, 

Pawtucket, R. I. 
*< Gerald Birney Smith, 

Middlefield, Mass. 
•• Elmer Almy Wilcox, 

56 Messer St., Providence, R. I. 


'90. William Joseph Eyles, 

643 Portland ave. St Paul, Minn. 
'91. William Marvin Bennett, 

Bainhridge, N. Y. 
** Frank Leslie Blowers, 

Troupshurgh, N, Y.. 
« Hubert Morgan Brown, 

South Brookfield, N. Y» 



*9i. Adoni Judson Hartnbss, 

North Gage, N. V. 
** Walter Simon Howard, 

Port Huron, Mich. 
** Archibald Smith Knight, 

Mexico, N. Y. 
*' George Dicker Knights, 

Russia, N. Y. 
" Frank Hazen Potter, 

Carthage, N. Y. 
" Ernest Ethan Race, 

Greene, N. Y. 
" Homer FEnton Yale, 

Bainbridge, N. Y. 


90. Charles Fredericks Clarke, 
1186 Lexington Ave., New York, N. Y. 
^90. Frank P. Reynolds, 

363 Putnam Ave., Brooklyn, N. Y. 

^« William Carpenter Reynolds, 

363 Putnam Ave, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

*9i. Ephraim Adolphus Karelsen, 

166 East 63d St., New York, N. Y. 

'< Lincoln Peirce, 

531 Fifth Ave., New York, N. Y. 
«• Walter Comfort Reddy, 

69 West 131st St, New York, N. Y. 
" Louis Oscar Rotenbach, 
523 Willoughby Ave., Brooklyn, N. Y. 


•9a William Stanley Lamont, 

Richmondville, N. Y. 


Wilmington, Del 
'91. Gilbert Willam Laidlaw, 

EUiotville, N. Y. 
*' Albert Perry Fowler, 

Syracuse, N. Y. 
•* Lewis Warren Emerick, 

Fulton, N. Y. 
" John Henry Tanner, 

Clarence, Mass. 


*9i. Arthur Granville Beach, 

Mariettm, 0. 
«* James Stow Devol, 

«« David Hughes Jones, 

203 Welton St, Denver, Colo. 
" Oren James Mitchell, 

Locke, O. 
•• John Cutler Shedd, 

Oroomiah, Persia. 
<* Thomas Matthias Sheets, 

Marietta, O. 
" Walter Co wen Short, 

Marietta, O. 


'91. Warren Adolphus Davey, 

Parish. N. Y. 
'* Frank Lincoln Mead, 

KirkviUc, N. Y. 
" Arthur Marvin, 

Cooperstown, N. Y. 
" Avery Warner Skinner, 

Mexico, N. Y. 
*' Masayashi Takaki, 

Yokohama, Japan. 
" Frank David Torrey, 

Vernon, N. Y. 


'88. Clayton A. Read, 

Richland, Mich. 
'90. Edmund Schuyler Colfax May, 
53 Ninth Ave., Newark, N. J. 
" Joe Lynn McAllister, 

Sinclairville, N. Y. 
'91. James Hugh Harris, 

Lake Linden, Mich. 
<* Reuben Rice Moore, 

St Clair, Mich. 
** Charles Wilbur Middlekauff, 

Forxeston, HL 
«* Gabriel Cooley Tuthill, 

Middletown, N. Y. 


'91. Edgbnk Claxxmcb Wauimes, *%. Jambs Satags Sitm^ 

«* RAKDOLra CASsa^ Sprwdg^ 


•88. AftTBum Pattbon, 

831 JadooD Sl, Chicago, IlL 
'90. Wiij.iam Ross Paucxs, 

MOwsakee, Wis. 
'91. John Hbi«ilt HAGccKTr, 

Rock&»d, HL 
"* Rat Cxjulkson Harkkk, 

Shnllsbiir^ Wis. 
<* Albxet Shbkman BCason, 

SycamoR^ HL 
EutAN Jesse Ridgway, 

Galioo, Ohio. 
Shklbv BIagoffim Singleton, 

Evanstoii, HL 
" William Bradley Waleath, 

EvaostDo, ID. 















Joseph Irving Bennett, 

Brighton, Biass. 
Harry Beekman Drake, 

Cambridge, Mass. 
Samuel Hall, 

Washington, D. C. 
William Pride Henderson, 

So. Boston, Biass. 
Arthur Treadway Johnson, 

Littleton, Mass. 
Edward Hamilton Kidder, 

Linuoln, Mass. 
Harry Roberts Miles, 

Appleton, Wis. 
Clinton Tyler Brainard, 

Kearney, Neb. 
Luther Davibs, 

Columbus, Wis. 
Leon Stagey Griswold, 

Dorchester, Mass. 
Emil Charles Pfeiffer, 

Portsmouth, N. H. 



•* Clarence Allen Watt, 

Decatur, IlL 
** George Elliot Wrigut, 

Townsend, Mass. 

'90L PRiAUT Blansy, 

Cambridge, Mass^ 

** Harry Edwin Burton, 

Cambridge^ Mass. 
Benjamin Fisher, 

West Dedham, Mass. 
WiNTHROP Edwards Fisks, 

Lowell, Mass^ 
«* Walter Mann, 

TWO Rivers, Wis. 
** Andrew Marcus Morion, 

East Boston, Mass» 
" Wilson Newell Palmer, 

Cambndge, Mass. 
*' Aylmsr Draper Pond, 

Roxbury, Mass. 
" Oliver Brewster Roberts, 

Salisbury Pt., Mass. 
" Anthony Morris Tyson, 

Baltimore, Md. 


'89. Theodore Andrew Boerner, 

Cedarborg, Wis. 
" WiLUAM Edmunds Plummer, 

Arkansau, Wis. 

*• Horace Jordan Smith, 

DePere, Wis- 
'90. Frank Irwin Drake, 

Monroe, Wis* 
•« Arthur Joseph Hoskin, 

371 Mineral St., Milwaukee, Wis. 


'89. Fred Theodore Dumont, 

Phillipsburg, N. J. 



^90. Franklin William Dbwry, 

Lenox, Masii 
-*• Clinton Elmer Walter, 

Easton, Pa. 
«« Douglas Percy Ls Fevre, 

Camberland, Md« 
*' William Dorsey Robbins, 

Cumberland, Md. 
'*9i. Eugene Hunter Griffith, 

Cumberland, Md. 
" Harry Newton Hempstead, 

Philapdphia, Pa. 
** William Jay Karslake, 

Leroy, N. Y. 
'** Archibald T. B. Somerville, 

Barton, Md. 
** SOKUMA Yamada, 

Tokio, Japan. 


'90. Franklin Clarke, Jr., 

506 N. 7th St., Vittcennes, Ind. 
'• Aaron Howell Van Clevb, 

Easton, Pa. 
^91. Albert Edward Juhler, 

Pomeroy, Ohia 
«« Paul May Paine, 

Troy, Pa. 


'87. Maurice Gottlieb Gennert, 

GreenTille, N. J. 
'88. Percy Foster Hall, 

294 Clinton St., Brooklyn, N. Y. 
?89. Willard Vinton King, 

713 Madison Ave., New York, N. Y. 
" Henry Brown Turner, Jr., 
446 Madison Ave., New York, N. Y. 
''9a Warren Scott Blauvelt, 

Roselle, N. J. 
" Hewlett Ralston Connell, 

171 Pierrepont St., Brooklyn, N. Y. 
•" Wilbur Irving Follett, 

347 West 14th St, New York, N. Y. 

'90. Charles Edward Gudbwill, 
a West 47th St, New York, N. 
<* Bertrand Chase Hinman, 

MannsviOe, N. • 
" Huntington W. Merchant, 

Astoria, L. 
" Albert Brace Pattou, 

Yonkera, N. Y 
** Thornton Bancroft Penfield^ 
176 Jefierson Ave., Brooklyn, N. \ . 
** Charles Peck Warren, 

176 Monroe St, Brooklyn, N. Y 
** Howard Farrington Welsh, 
273 McDonough St, Brooklyn, N. Y 
'91. George Robert Brush, 

SEast 47th St, New York, N. Y. 
•• Arthur Powers Dunkly, 

165 Addpbi St., Brooklyn, N. Y. 
** Jacob Herbert Shaffer, 

165 Addphi St, Brooklyn, N. Y. 
** Edward Allan Sisson, 

San Frandsoo, Cal. 
«• William Euclid Young, Jr^ 

Saratoga Springs, N. V 


*88. Henry Frazier Robertson, 

Medford, Mas^ 
'9a Willis F. Sewall, 

Livermore Falls, Mc 
** Alvah Garcelon Pettengill, 

livermore Falls, M( 
*9i. George Gilman Towle, 

Dover, N. H 
•* George Carroll Dolliver, 

Gloucester, Mass 
*< Benjamin Frazier Cunningham 

Gloucester, Mass 
'< Elmer Elbert Powell, 

Orono, Me. 


'85. Thomas Morris Guild, 

Hagerstown, Ind. 



*S6. James Mahlon Lewis, 

New Burlington, Ind. 
'87. William Labernie Laufman, 

Greensfork, Ind. 
" Elmer Ellsworth Meredith, 

Sardinia, Ind. 
" John Fielding Meredith, 

Sardinia, Ind. 
'S8. Milton Daniel Carey, 

Jewell, Iowa. 
'< Ross Smiley Ludlow, 

Groves, Ind. 
'89. William Addy Boyd, 

Rankin, 111. 
** Raymond Clarence Best, 

Liberty Mills, Ind. 
** Charles Clemon Deam, 

Bluffton, Ind. 
'90. William Whitlock Archer, 

Danville, 111. 
'• WiNFRED Eugene Baldwin, 

Greencastle, Ind. 










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Ralph Wiluam Best, 

Liberty Mills, Ind. 
William Oliver Bowers, 

Tabor, Ind. 
Watt Ernest Hull, 

Jewell City, Kan. 
Frederick John Bartlett, 

MarshaU, lU. 
FEnton Whitlock Booth, 

Marshall, 111. 
Howard Milton Briceland, 

Greencastle, Ind. 
George Alexander Caldwell, 

Rushville, Ind. 
Albert Burr Crane, 

Zionsville, Ind. 
Edgar Everett Rhodes, 

Effingham, HI. 
John Franklin Robertson, 

Utica, Ind. 
Frank Monroe Smith, 

Whitcomb, Ind. 


The February number of LippincotCs Magazim is a woman^s number, and 
exhibits the better half of humanity in a number of the avocations which the pre- 
sent age throws open to women, as translator, novelist, lawyer, poet and literary 
critic. Mrs. A L. Wister translates a novel *'The Spell of Home," after the Ger- 
man of El. Werner. Amdlie Rives shows herself in a new and interesting Usht 
in a brilliant story of ancient Athens, ** The Man of the Golden Fillet." Mrs. Beiva 
A. Lockwood gives an entertaining and valuable sketch of her ** Efforts to Become 
a Lawver." Agnes Repplier has a pleasant little essay on ** Modern Word-Parsi- 
mony." " Life at a Working-Woman's Home," bv Charlotte L^ Adams, is a 
singularly clever and amusing »imme into a curious pnase of life. The poems are 
by Helen Gray Cone, Sarah M. B. Piatt, Edith M.. Thomas and Ella Wheeler 

A delightful essay bv James Russell Lowell, on '* Walter Savage Landor," is one 
of the many features of Uie February Century, It is accompanied by a frontis- 
piece portrait of Landor and a collection of his before-unpublished letters to Miss 
Mary Boyle, revealing his interesting personality, and his opinions on art, poli- 
tics, etc. 

Mr. Kennan^s series, which is important enough to be torn by the Russian 
censor from copies of The Century sent to that country, receives a notable jtddition 
in tiie study of " A Russian Political Prison," a terrible pathetic description written 
from personal investigation and inquiry. This series not only helps one under- 
stand the Russian situation, but it is likely to take a deep hold of the reader. 


Mr. DavulA. WelU, weundei«Uu)d,deTOteithenint)iarticleoftiitvaIiuibteierk< 
on "Economic Diilurbancea" to ft discussion of the Ubor question. It will appea' 
in Tie Pepalar Sdnur MstUhfy fat Much, And promises to be the most importui* 
contribution tlut bu Utclf been made to a problem which is now being the induf 
trial interests of the world. 

The Januarr Ouling wQl publish Thomas Sterem' celebrated ride of -t.ior 
miles along the Grand Trunk nwd of India, &om Lahore to CaJcalta. Ht> descrip- 
tion of the burning Ghats at Betiareaand his adventures in Delhi, Locknow, Cjbiq 
pore and other native cities, made memorable by the tragic part ihey plajed in the- 
Indian Mutiny, ismostEascinatingreading;. The iUustratioQS will include a " nautch ' 
bjr Indian dandng girls and the renowned Taj of Agra, and are by Messrs. Moess- 
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The publications of hbssrs. Houghton, Mifflin Sc Co., of Boston, Mass., ar. 
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AmonR the numerous calendars that annually appear, there has not, until now-, 
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The Delta Ufsilon Fratbrnity, founded as the Social Fraternity in 
Williams College, November 4, 1834. 

The LI Vth Annual Convention of the Fraternity will be held with the Adeibtrt 
Chapter, at Cleveland, O., November, 1888. 

The officers are: 

Honorary Prbsidknt - - Hon. William Bross, WilHams^ '38. 

AcTivB President - - Rev. Arthur C. Ludlow, Adelhtrt, '84. 

First Vice-President - - Norton T. Horr, Cornell^ '82. 

Second Vice-President - Hon. Randall J. Condon, Colby^ *86. 

Third Vice-President • - Evan H. Hopkins, AdeiberU ^89. 

Secretary .... Albert J. Phinney, Adelbert^ '90. 

Orator Rev. George T. Dowlikg, D.D., MadUon^ '72. 

Poet Winthorf B. Chamberlain, Michigan^ '84. 

Historian .... Charles B. Parker, M.D., Rock^ster^ '74. 

Chaplain .... Rev. Henry M. Ladd, D.D., MidMehay, '72. 

Librarian . . « . Edward H. Brush, CohmHa^ ^87. 


Otto M. Eidlttz, Cornell, '81 188S. 

Charles E. Hughes, BrowHy *8i - 1889. 

Frederick M. Crossett, Niw York^ '84 1889L 

Alonzo M. Murphsy, Amktrst^ '87 1889. 

Henry E. Schell, Nm York^ '88 188S. 

William J. Warburton, CohmHa^ '90 i888w 

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Delta Upsilon Quarterly. 


FREDERICK MELVIN CROSSETT, Ntw York^ '84, Editor. in-Chibf. 

Albert Warren Ferris, M.D., New York^ '78. 

Harry Clifford Wood, Harvard^ '85. 

Vol. VI. APRIL, 1888. No. 3. 


It was over a century ago that Dr. Benjamin Franklin published 
the pamphlet that in 1751 led to the founduig of an academy for the 
"Education of Youth in Pennsylvania." The academy proving 
successful, the trustees applied to the proprietaries for a charter, which 
was granted in 1753. ^^ ^755 ^ petition to convert the academy 
into a college with the power to confer collegiate degrees was 

The present University was incorporated in 1791. Since that 
time it has advanced until it now stands in the front rank of American 

The college department includes the course in arts, the technical 
course in science, the course in philosophy, the course in finance and 
economy, and the course in music. The other ^departments are the 
department of medicine, the department of law, the auxiliary depart- 
ment of medicine, the department of dentistry, the department of 
philosophy, the department of veterinary medicine, the department 
of biology, and the department of physical culture. 


The medical department is one of the finest, if not the finest, in 
the country, and well deserves the reputation it has attained. Of 
the law department it is enough to say that it turns out " Philadelphia 
lawyers.*' The Achamians given last year by the students of the 
University, showed what proficiency could be attained in the de- 
partments of arts and music. Thanks to the costumer, the work 
done in the department of physical culture could be seen all too 
distinctly; for the chitons, like this article, were very short The 
University owns nine buildings, situate in West Philadelphia: the 
main hall, two hospitals, medical hall, dental hall, biological hall, 
veterinary hall, veterinary hospital, and the training school for nurses. 
Several new buildings are soon to be erected, among them a library 
building and an Alumni hall 

Our athletic grounds are splendidly located, and our quarter-mile 
track is one of the fastest in the country. 

There are now nearly twelve hundred students in the University, 
the increase being about one hundred a year. The total number 
of instructors is one hundred and thirty-six. 

The University^ through its Alumni and under-gradnates enters 
largely into the social life of Philadelphia, and such exercises as are 
open to the public are largely attended and patronized by Phila- 
delphia's best people. The University is especially rich in its student 
. associations. These are so varied and numerous that there is hardly 
a student taste that cannot be gratified through them. They are 
well supported and are very beneficial to the students. 

The more prominent organizations are the Glee Club, Crew, 
Foot-ball, Base-ball, Orchestra and Cricket Associations; The Towne 
Scientific and Literary Society, Athletic Association, Y. M. C. A., 
Bicycle Club, University Club, Pennsylvania Qub, The PhUo- 
mathean Society, The Scientific Society, Gun Qub and Racket Club. 
The classes have their class sports, cricket teams, ball nines, crews, 
foot-ball teams, tennis pairs, tug-of-war teams, chess clubs, etc. In 
addition to these the law and medical departments have numerous 
societies. The college publications are the Penn$yh>amanf issued 
weekly during the college year, and the annual, Tlie Record. 

In addition to Delta Upsilon, nine fraternities have chapters in 
the University and admit men from all the departments. The older 
societies have had a successful history, and are now enjoying an 


ample measure of prosperity. The oldest is the Sigma Chapter of 
Zeta Psi, which was established in 1850, being quickly followed by 
the Eta Chapter of Delta Phi, and the same year gave birth to the 
Phi Kappa Sigma Fratemi^. Delta Psi established its Delta Chapter 
in 1854. In 1875 Sigma Chi placed a chapter which lasted but 
three years. Phi Kappa P^i came in 1877; Beta Theta Pi, 1880; 
Alpha Tan Omega, 1881; Phi Gamma Delta, 1881; and Chi Phi, 


It was late in 1886 that a University man received a letter from a 
friend of a cousin of the brother-in-law of the above-named student 
This was somewhat roundabout, but ** it got there all the same." 

The recipient was surprised, then mystified, and finally ''smelled a 
mice." He, however, answered all questions, and as a result, wrote 
more letters to his unknown friend than to his best girL Finally the 
two friends met and arranged matters. The Pennsylvania Chapter 
was the result of this meeting. Other men were approached; we 
worked quietly and earnestly, and amply have our labors been re- 

Our initiation was'to have taken place on March 17th, but the 
blizzard paraljrzed New York, officers, charter, mail and all— except 
the brotherly feeling just springing into life. The ceremonies did take 
place, however, at the Colonnade Hotel, in Philadelphia, on March 
23d. Eleven awed men welcomed and were welcomed by the repre- 
sentatives from Amherst, RulgerSj Brawn, New Fork, Cornell, Mori' 
etta. Harvard, CalumUa and Za/qye/le. After a brief sketch of the 
Fraternity in the past, its aims and purposes, Alonzo M. Murphey, 
Amherst, *ij, delivered the charge to the Chapter in an impressive 
speech. The form of initiation was administered by Frederick M. 
Crossett, New Fork, '84, and four other members of the Executive 
Council. Congratulations, songs and greetings followed. The ban- 
quet was then announced, and we took up a line of march, two and 
two, an old Delta U. with a baby; and in this order we were seated. 
The banquet room was handsomely adorned with potted plants and 
palms. The table presented a picturesque and inviting appearance, 
being heavily laden with large stands of fruit, and tastily decorated 
with a profusion of flags and choice cut flowers. 


The thirty brothers gathered about this table with happy, animated 
fiices and handsome Delta U. pins glittering in the blue and gold rib- 
bons on their dress coats, presented a picture that thrilled the beholder. 
The jolly Delta U. songs that rang out clear and strong, stirred up 
enthusiasm and love for Delta U. that will last many a day. 

A vacant chair spoke tenderly for one who, through sickness, was 
unable to be present, and a beautiful cipher of flowers in front of the 
plate was a constant reminder of his name — Howard H. Sypher, '90. 
When the splendid menu, which the Colonnade is famous for, had 
been disposed of satisfactorily, and the cigars lighted (here let me note 
that it was a matter of considerable comment with what avidity the 
"Babies" took to cigars), Charles £. Hughes, Brcwn, '81, renowned 
throughout the Fraternity as an ideal toast-master, arose and intro- 
I duced the following list of toasts: 


The Fraternity, . . . • Norton T. Horr, 

Comeli, '8a. 
" A glorious brotherhood.*' 

Sister Chapters, . . • . William J. Warburton, 

Columbia, '90. 
'* Welcome to oar happy circle.^' 


Our Alumni, • • • . Harry H. Dawson, 

N€w York, '81. 
"An earnest band of noble men." 

Congratulations, .... Otto M. Eidlitz, 

Cornell, '81. 
«< What joy is here to-night" 

The Power of Delta U., . • • H. Clifford Wood, 

Harvard, '8$. 
«< Vast and boundless in extent." 

The Baby Chaftsr, ... Samuel R. Colladay, 

Penmyhania, '91. 
" A prodigy yet in in£uicy." 

The Future, t • • • Frederick M. Crossett, 

New York, '84. 
'< Our star still brightly gleams.'* 

<* Alas, to break the spell ! 
We now must say farewell." 

FOUL 171 

Song followed song, story succeeded story; how loath we were to 
part I Yet it came at last, and with Vwe ia Delta U. ! ringing in 
his ears, each man sought his home, feeling that he had spent the 
happiest evening of his life. 

Thus ended the evening, so long expected, so impatiently awaited. 
Our feais were set at rest, our hopes realized. 

Henceforth it remains for us to make our Chapter worthy of the 
great body to which it belongs, to live up to our principles, and 
shoulder to shoulder, to stand by the Blue and Gold. 

Our determination is so to act that our sister chapters shall never 
have cause to blush for any act of ours, or to regret the day in which 
we all take so much pride. 

I cannot close without expressing to our brothers our heart-felt 
thanks and deep appreciation for the mass of congratulatory letters^ 
and tel^rams that we received. It was particularly gratifying to 
receive a letter from the first President of the Fraternity, Dr. Anson L. 
Hobart, WHliams, '36, and to know that one of the Class of 1836 was 
so much interested in the Baby of 18S8. A. W. R. 

[Fr9m tk« May Scr&tur's.] 


What tho' the green leaf grow ? 

'Twill last a month and day; 
In all sweet flowers that blow 

Lurks Death his slave Decay. 

But if my lady smile 

There is no Death at all; 
The world is fair the while 

What tho' the red leaf fall ? 

Maybury Fleming, 

New Fork, '72. 


A pleasant and healthful way of spending a week of the summer 
was that tried by three Cornell students, members of Delta Upsilon, 
during the last of June and the first of July of last year. The Hudson 
River, from Kingston to New York, was their pleasure ground, and 
their mode of travel an ordinaiy Whitehall row-boat, camps being made 
by them at every accessible spot along the way every night for nearly a 
week, in the day numerous places of interest along the route being 
visited. The scenery of the river by itself was well worth a trip so 
leisurely made as this was, and the more leisure the better the oppor- 
tunity of viewing the beauties of nature. 

Ever since die days when old Hendrick Hudson navigated the 
Half Moon up the river which afterward bore his nam^ the scenery 
along its banks has been described by traveler after traveler, poet after 
poet, novelist after novelist, and school-boy after school-boy. Bat in 
spite of all this the scenery is as beautiful as ever. 

At its source in the Adirondacks the river is naturally beautiful, but 
is not generally considered in descriptions of the Hudson. It is not 
until the stream reaches Troy that it can be fiiirly called a river, and 
until one is half way down from Troy there is nothing remarkable to 
be seen. Nevertheless the river as a whole has an interest and a charm 
which is possessed by no other American streanL In early days it 
afforded a convenient means of communication to the colonists, and 
consequently the Dutch setded at many points along its course. 
Myths and superstitions were connected with every prominent object 
by the setUers, and still exist in the folk-lore current among their de- 

If one were to start from Albany, he would find the Hudson a 
comparatively small stream, muddy and dirty, and just deep enough to 
allow the passage of the river steamers. The banks are low, with long 
stretches of marsh and shallow water on both sides, between which 
runs the channel. After having come dowii for some distance, the at- 
tention is attracted by the Catskill Mountains, which rise on the right- 
hand side, blue in the distance, the most prominent point being the 
'* Overlook." It is here that one who has read Washington Irving, first 
begins to breathe the atmosphere of the Hollanders. In other times the 


Dutch mariners would anchor their dumping sloops in a safe place 
when they saw the black clouds gathering over the mountains and 
heard the dull, far-away rumbling of the thunder. They had no mind 
for sailing when Hendrick and his crew were playing nine pins and 
drinking Hollands in the mountains. This superstition is still 
prevalent, I myself having heard it from an old Dutchman, Mynheer 
Van Tassel, who might have been a relative of Katrina for all I know 
to the contrary. When one is further down the river, perhaps as far as 
Kingston (anciently called Cropeas) the character of the superstitions 
changes somewhat Here one finds a mixture of the Indian with the 
Dutch. Tales of struggles between settlers and natives are common^ 
in which there is always a liberal mingling of the supernatural. 

The banks of the river here are somewhat higher, rising abruptly 
from the water. In many places there are small islands separated from 
the shore by a few yards of water, all of which have names, and many 
have local legends connected with them. All the scenery is of thia 
nature as far as Newbuigh. Here it begins to grow bolder. 

As one enters the Highlands, the banks on both sides grow steep 
and high until Crow-nest is reached, and then the hills for some dis- 
tance are of nearly the same height and afterward they gradually de- 
crease. It is in the Highlands that all the beauty of the river lies, and it 
would take a skillful pen indeed to describe that beauty. To be felt and 
fully enjoyed it must be seen. The stream, deep and dark, runs swiftly 
in the narrow channel, washing the base of the great massive mountains 
which stand out against the sky, and sometimes seem to block up and 
inclose the river. Then, a certain point being reached, the direction 
of the stream is once more clearly seen. Not only is the scenery here 
the grandest and most beautiful, but no other part is so rich in legend 
and history. Away upon the hills above West Point is Old Fort Put, 
now a mass of crumbling ruins. Further down towards the river are 
Forts Ginton and Montgomery. Here was the old river chain to pre- 
vent the passage of the British vessels, and here was the scene of 
Arnold's treason and Andr6's capture. Here also is Stony Point taken 
by "mad " Anthony Wayne, and here finally is Newburgh, Washing- 
ton's headquarters and the scene of the disbandment of the army at 
the end of the war. All these things lend a charm to the scenery 
which cannot be found to such an extent elsewhere. 

After emerging from the Highlands the river widens, and is known 


as Haverstraw Bay, or Tappan Zee as the old Hollanders called it, 
where the Dutch sailors were accustomed to shorten sail and implore 
the protection of St Nicholas before crossing. Then the river narrows 
again, the east shore being low and marshy, the west, bluff and steep, 
rising to a height of from three to five hundred feet and forming wl^t 
is known as the Palisades. These continue for fifteen or twenty miles 
and gradually lower until the banks are of their usual height The 
river then continues with no remarkable features until New York is 
reached. And here whatever romance and poetry may have been ab- 
sorbed during the trip is soon rubbed out and one comes down to 
plain, eveiy-day life. L, C C, 

Cornea, '89. 


With the autumn months returning, 
Comes the old and tender yearning 
Which possessed me, with love burning, 

Years ago. 

Ah I my dreams are retrogressive. 
And I think of days possessive 
Of a love to me concessive. 

Years ago. 

I recall, with deep affection. 
Hours spent in sweet reflection 
With the one of my selection. 

Years ago. 

Still I hear, with tears upspringing, 
In the trees the robins singing, 
In each other's arms, we clinging — 

Years ago. 

Why renew sad meditation ? 
Why bring back the lamentation 
When my loved one left her nation 

Years ago ? 

S. M. Brickner, 

Rochester, '88. 


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

Since last we met you in the Quarterly the Wiihams Chapter has 
taken a new lease of life. For some time we have been anxious to 
procure a house of our own. While a chapter may be very prosperous 
and happy in rented quarters, yet there is nothing like feeling that the 
roof above your head is your own and to do with it what you will We 
had several plans^ but finally last November, decided upon and pur- 
chased what is known as the " Mather Place." 

Some repairs were made then, and now this spring we are making 
more extensive alterations. When the work is done we shall have a 
house just suited to our needs. At present seven men room in the 

On the last evening of the winter term we gave a reception, a sort 
of a house-warming. At the same time was sung a comic operetta 
which was composed by some of the members of the Chapter. Un- 
fortunately, the evening was stormy, but a very enjoyable time was 
spent nevertheless with some of our Alumni and lady friends. 

Some time ago we had the promise from Dr. Anson L. Hobart, '36, 
of a picture of himsel£ Last week we were made happy by receiving it, 
a life-size crayon of our first President It now occupies the place ot 
honor upon our walls. We also have the promise of one or two more 
from Alumni. 

During the winter we have made quite an extensive revisal of our 
By-Laws, and many an interesting discussion have we had over some 
of the amendments proposed. 

The society still keeps its quota of men on the college publica- 
tions. This term both college papers have come under the manage- 
ment of the '89 men. On the Literary Monthly we have two men. 
Brothers Brown and Fitschen, '89, Brown being the President of 
the Board. On the Weekly we have four men : Brothers Edson, '90; 
Whittelsey, '90; Allen, '91; and Elmore, '91. 


Again this winter the college has, through the kindness of Mr. 
Thompson, of New York, been enabled to enjoy a course of lectures. 
Mr. Hiompson's last act of generosity to the college was to send the 
Ftofessor of Biology, Dr. Qark, and three students to Florida on a 
scientific trip during the Easter vacation. 

The comet band is a new feature in the college. It was started 
last term, partly for the sake of taking part in the campaign next fall 
and in college celebrations, but in a great measure for the amusement 
of the members. Whenever the band meets for practice it is sure of 
plen^ of auditors. 

It is not long before we shall lose '88, and another class will come 
in to fill up the gap. 

We always like to keep a little ahead of time, and have an eye on 
anen who would be an honor to the Fraternity. We have a number 
of such men in view already. With cordial greetings. 

Fraternally, H. F. Grout. 

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

At length our letter can be dated "under our own vine and fig- 
tree." The Chapter-house that a year ago was only on paper, and in 
the bank, is now an occupied reality. That it is a thoroughly enjoy- 
able reality goes without saying, and now we would kindly offer our 
sympathy and encouragement to those of our brothers whose houses 
yet rest on ** futures." 

At the beginning of this spring term the D. K. £.'s moved into 
their new house which completes the list at Hamilton. All the eight 
societies now own a chapter-house, of which fact, we as a col- 
lege, feel just pride, as we think, since it shows the enterprise and 
loyalty of both the Alumni and students. 

The spring term opened with the usual feeling of relief and re- 
laxation which necessarily follows hard, earnest work preparatory to the 
prize competitions coming at the end of the winter term. That term 
culminates the extra work of the classes, with a few exceptions, but 
the successful men are not announced until Commencement Then we 
6hall expect to keep up our record in the various departments. Though 


scholarship is not the only nor chief qualification we demand, yet we 
have thus far received more than our numerical share of honors and 

The HamHian Chapter was never in a better condition to close up 
the year's work and open the &11 campaign than she is to-day. Our 
present and past scholarship and social position, together with the ex- 
cellences of our Chapter surroundings place us second to none among 
the other societies in the securing of worthy men for next year. 

With best wishes for our brothers, and confident expectation that 
they will this year win grander victories for Dalta U. than ever before. 

Yours fraternally, £. Con Morris, '89. 

Delta Upsilok House, 
Amherst College, Amherst, Mass. 
Dkar Brothxrs : 

Spring term which commenced Thursday, April 12th, finds the 
Amherst Chapter all returned ready for the last, but most pleasant term 
of the college year. As we strayed in one by one we were greeted 
with shouts from all parts of the house of ''Well, old boy, how are 
you ? Where have you been ? Of course you've had a fine time ? " 
etc. Then after shaking hands all around, we would have to sit down 
and relate the varied experiences of our vacation. One had been ofi" 
with the Glee Qub ; two others with the base-ball team ; two had vis- 
ited Washington and shook hands with Grover and Mrs. Qeveland ; 
several had been to Boston, one had the measles, while the rest were 
scattered, mostly at their houses. While all reported a jolly time, we 
voted that there was no place like the Chapter-house. 

I am sure I can say that the Amherst Chapter was never in such a 
flourishing condition as she is at present, and as we are nearing the 
close of another year I can predict that she never stood higher than she 
will in June. 

Brother William £. Garke, Jr., our Campaign President for the 
coming year, is already hard at work on the delegation from '92, which 
is to fill the gap left by '83. We hear that the class will be a large one, 
and we feel positive that the brother will, with the hearty co-operation 
of all, secure a delegation worthy of the name of Delta Upsilon. 

This last year we have made a rapid stride in our social standing. 


Our annual winter dramatics and reception held on the evening of 
February 24th9 consisting of a short play, reception, and dancing until 
12 o'clock, was a great success. We entertained over seventy-five, the 
majority of whom were ladies^ Smith College and Miss Capen's school 
at Northampton being largely represented. We completely eclipsed 
any of our former efforts, and all had a most enjoyable evening. It 
gave us great pleasure to have with us Brothers Walter P. White and 
Alonzo M. Murphey of '87. 

The coll^;e has added one new elective to the curriculum. A lect- 
ure course on " The Political History of the United States," given by 
F. A. Bancroft, Ph. D. 

During the past vacation the Glee and Banjo Qubs had a most 
successful trip in every particular. While the base-ball trip was not 
as successful, the nine received a great deal of valuable practice, and 
promises to give Williams and Dartmouth a hard struggle for the 
pennant, in which we think Amherst will come off victorious. In 
closing, I desire to express the wishes of the Amherst Chapter to all 
her sisters for a most successful year. 

Fraternally yours, Wilson H. Pxkine. 

DsLTA Upsilon Hall, 
Colby University, Waterville, Me. 
Dear Brothers : 

Again, as another college year is fast drawing to its close, we send 
a cordial greeting to our sister Chapters. We would make this greet- 
ing one of special warmth to those who have but recently joined our 

Having just returned from a seven weeks' vacation we report, with 
just pride and satisfaction, a spirit of harmony and good-fellowship 
among our members. Degeneration and disintegration necessarily 
follow where cliquism gains a foothold. Loyalty and interested de- 
votion to the principles of Delta Upsilon have characterized our men 
in the past, and we have no fear for the future. 

The prosperity and advancement of Colby means a like forward 
movement for our Chapter. It is with a full realization of this fact that 
we contemplate the recent changes. Within a few weeks the litigation 
over the will of Governor Cobum has been brought to an end, and the 


$ao0j003 which he left to the college has been paid over to the Treas* 
arer. This makes Colby, relatively, one of the best endowed educa- 
tional institutions in the country. Many minor improvements have 
already been made upon the buildings, and others more important will 
doubtless soon follow. The gymnasium has been remodeled and 
thoroughly furnished with all necessary apparatus. Gymnastic exercise 
is now made compulsoiy, and is superintended by a competent in- 
structor. A change has also been made in the college curriculum, 
whereby a much greater latitude of election is given. Heretofore the 
only freedom of election granted was a choice, at the beginning of the 
Junior year, between two courses of study extending through the last 
two yearsL Now the election is made at the beginning of each term 
during the same period. Hebrew has also been added to the course. 

The department of mineralogy and geology, left vacant by the 
resignation of Professor M. £. Wadsworth, is now filled by N. S. Bay- 
ley, Ph.D., a graduate of Johns Hopkins University, and formerly an 
instructor of chemistry in that institution. Dr. Bayley has recently 
been engaged in the United States Geological Survey in Wisconsin. 
We have now eleven professors and one instructor. 

Our campaigning season has already b^;un. The prospects are 
good for a large entering class next Ml and a goodly delegation for 
our Chapter. In the past, Delta Kappa Epsilon has been our most 
formidable rival, but things have now changed, and Zeta Psi has 
steadily and surely superseded her in that position. From Zeta Psi, 
however, we expect nothing but fiiir dealing as in the past We have 
several recent Alumni residing in the city at the present time, and they 
render great assistance to our Chapter in various ways. 

Fraternally, Henkt Flxtchxr, '88. 

Delta Upsilon Hall, 
Rochester UNivERsmr, Rochester, N. Y. 
Dear Brothers: 

As our Seniors begin to make their fiirewell addresses in our 
Chapter meetings, we are reminded that another college year is ap- 
proaching its close, and so we look back over the year with an inquir- 
ing glance. 

Some of us seem to be ever conscious that the principles of our 


Fraternity, as they are upheld by her representative members, are con- 
stantly modifying our courses of action and influencing our methods 
of thinking, while others are led to realize these truths by noting the 
contrast between the relations they sustain to the present, and those 
they sustained to the past In either case the true end is reached, and 
it is certainly pleasant to recall the fact that, while twenty or thirty men 
of very diverse tendencies, meet together weekly during the coU^^ 
year, every meeting is charactoized by harmony and an honest effort 
on the part of each to benefit a brother. 

Our Seniors, loyal to the end, are zealously anxious that our candi- 
dates for the coming year, shall be among the best We have already 
held two " Rush Meetings," and as a result have pledged two men who 
are to enter the Qass of '93. 

It is with profound r^iret that we learn that our venerable Presi- 
dent, Martin B. Anderson, LL.D., L.H.D., has handed his resigna- 
tion to the Board of Trustees. 

The Juniors unite in saying "Stay one year more. Doctor," but 
the Doctor feels that he is becoming too feeble, on account of old age, 
to perform the duties of a president, and hence his resignation. 

We are also expecting that Harrison £. Webster, A.M., M.D., 
our Professor of Geology and Natural History, will close his labors 
with us at the end of the year to go back to his Alma Mater (Union) 
as its President Selfishly we hope, "He don't ga'* Widi fraternal 
greetings. Fraternally, C. £. Burr, '89. 

Delta Upsilon House, 
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor^ Mich. 
Dear Brothers: 

There seems to be a building mania among the firatemities of the 
University. Those that do not already live in houses of their own are 
bujring land on which soon to build. A r4sum4 of the facts may be 
newsy enough to be interesting. Alpha Delta Phi has the finest build- 
ing, erected of boulder stone about five years ago, at a cost of nearly 
|so,ooo. Psi Upsilon has a large brick building which cost about 
$15,000 and holds twenty men. They have just put in the electric 
light It is not generally known whether Zeta Psi owns her |8,ooo 
brick building or not— probably not Delta Tau Delta, BeU Theta 


Pi, Phi Gamma Delta, Phi Kappa P^i and Chi Psi live in good rented 
houses. Zeta P&i has the only fraternity-house in town which, except 
our own, has any pretty view. They are on a high bluflf overlooking 
the Huron River and Michigan Central Railroad. In addition, Chi 
Psi owns a $4,000 lot, purchased last year, and Beta Theta Pi has a lot 
finely situated opposite the Campus, but too narrow, it seems to us, 
to be desirable. 

Delta Kappa Epsilon promises to build this summer a $15,000 
house, on land worth |4»ooo, of which 1 1,000 is still unpaid. To 
incur such heavy debt seems to us highly risky. We had as much 
hard cash as they, but decided to wait a few years before building an 
elegant stone house. There can be no doubt that Psi Upsilon and 
Alpha Delta Phi are heavily handicapped by their debts, and last sum- 
mer the house of the latter was reported to have been offered for sale. 
This calamity was averted by the hearty response of their Alumni. 
Delta Upsilon would much dislike to see Alpha Delta Phi in Michigan 
meet with any such misfortune. 

With the above houses some brother will perhaps ask how the Delta. 
U. house compares. Our house is frame and therefore would cost less 
than the houses of Alpha Delta Phi or Psi Upsilon, but as the burdex^ 
of our debt is light we have furnished it handsomely — ^more hand- 
somely, we think, than any other fraternity-house in Ann Arbor. More- 
over, the arrangement of rooms on the first floor is such as to make it 
possible to throw five large rooms together, with folding doors, besides 
the hall. No other house is so well adapted for social events, as we 
amply demonstrated at our first hop alter the holidays. Double par* 
lors are kept for general use, leaving suites for fourteen students. 
Bath-rooms, water-closets, hot and cold water on both floors, are other 
conveniences. Our new steam-heating apparatus has proved a per- 
fect success. Best of all, the house is turning money into our build- 
ing fund. 

We have just heard from the Palladium (college annual,) that our 
men will be distinguished in the directory by our Fraternity initials. 
Michigan is, we think, the only college where Delta U. is not rep- 
resented on the college annual. By their constitution no society 
can be admitted except by a unanimous vote, which has never been 
obtained. We would doubtless have appeared this year except for a 
factional fight of the fraternities, each supporting its collie paper. We» 


along with Alpha Delta Phi» Psi Upsilon, and Phi Kappa Psi support the 
Argoftau/^^tht other fraternities, the Chronicle. At the same time with 
ourselves. Phi Gamma Delta petitioned the Palladium. The Chronicle 
fiction voted against us, the Argonaut faction against the Phi Gam'& 
We are not much interested in the matter, it making little difference, 
now we are in our house, whether we are on the Board or not 

Phi Delta Theta, recendy started here, now numbers about seven- 
teen. Ten years from now we will be better able to tell whether or 
not she will cut a figure in college. 

Our latest initiate had refused numerous society offers, and held 
half a dozen prominent offices. At present we number — Post-grad- 
uate, one ; Seniors, eight ; Juniors, five ; Sophomores, seven ; Fresh- 
men, five, with another pledged ; total, twenty-six. In short, every- 
thing is lovely. 

Michigan is highly pleased with the establishment of a chapter at 
the University of Pennsylvania, 

Fraternally, Ernest B. Perrt. 

Delta Upsilon Hall, 
Univbrsxty of Penna., Phila., Pa. 
Dear Brothers : 

It is with a great deal of pride and pleasure that the " Baby " sends 
her first greetings to all of her sister chapters. 

Through many months of labor, we have looked forward with ex- 
pectation to the time, when, as a part of such a brotherhood as that 
of Delta Upsilon, we might give and receive greetings of good-will and 
fellowship. Everyone of us is looking forward with confidence to a 
field of work, the result of which will find us a large, active, andener- 
{[etic chapter. We have not a very large membership,but the num- 
ber is quite creditable for a beginning, and what we lack in number 
ve make up in spirit and enthusiasm. 

There is not one among our number who is not striving to place 
Delta Upsilon in that place in Pennsylvania in which she ought to 
stand in every college where she is represented, namely, at the head of 
all firatemities and societies; we see one thing already — ^that ^* in union 
there is strength." 

The thirteen men composing the membership of our Chapter are 


divided among the different classes, as follows: one Post-graduate (now 
our respected President); two Juniors, two Sophomores, and eight 

All the men were carefully selected, and their action in their college 
work watched until they were accounted worthy as members of Delta 
Upsilon. Many of them have been sought by other fraternities who 
failed and were obliged to fall behind when Delta Upsilon with its non- 
secrecy and manly principles appeared. The other fraternities are 
awakening to the truth that they have in us a rival in whose progress they 
see danger to themselves. Let them then keep awake, for although 
our intentions are fair to all, yet we have come to stay and increase. 

We have established Delta Upsilon in two airy, comfortable rooms, 
situated on the northwest comer of 17th and Chestnut streets. These 
rooms are quite central, being about a mile from the college buildings 
and within easy reach of all the fellows. The larger room is being fur- 
nished neatly and comfortably, the walls hung with appropriate pictures, 
one side being devoted to class pictures, and photographs of the col- 
lege foot-ball, base-ball and cricket teams, dramatic and glee clubs, 
in a large per cent of which we are represented, as may be seen 
by the following. There are two members in the glee club, one being 
librarian of the same; four play in their respective foot-ball teams, and 
on the regular college team ; five are on the base-ball and tug-of-war 
teams, and one pulls on his class crew. Two members have just passed 
from the ofSces of President and Secretary in the Freshman class. In 
college work two of our men have taken two third honors in the 
Freshman Arts of the mid-winter examinations. In these respects 
we hope to improve so that each man in our Chapter may be prominent 
in his class. We have secured several men in the Junior and Fresh- 
man classes who will join next year, also some '92 men; so, when we 
next write, our greeting, we hope, will be stronger and louder by some 
dozen of voices although it cannot be heartier than that which we now 

The other fraternities in college number six. Phi Kappa Sigma^ 
which has its Alpha Chapter here, secured four or five men in the 
Freshman class and Delta Phi about three. Now these are about the 


two oldest fraternities in Pennsylvania, yet Delta Upsilon has, as be- 
fore mentioned, eight in this class, six of whom it appears Delta Phi 
and Phi Kappa Sigma would like to have had. 


They are all trying to frown and talk Delta U. down, but this only 
serves to bind us closer together in our work. 

We hold our meetings on every Tuesday evening, when we will be 
glad to see any brother; and whenever a Delta U. man is in Philadel- 
phia we hope he will stop and see us at our rooms, where we assure 
him of a hearty welcome. 

Fraternally yours, Albert Hill, '91. 


HOR. BE. I, ODE 38. 

Alas Arcytas, measurer of lands, 
And seas, and countless plains I How small a part 
Of thy broad realm, is now enough to hide 
Thy once proud form, and on the Mantian coast, 
O'er thy lone grave, to rear a monument 
In thy death did it avail thee aught to have 
Scaled with light-winged feet the azure dome, 
And with they mighty mind the lofty stars? 
Tantalus, who with gods communion held, 
And learned Minos, who by Jove was taught. 
Both died ; and Tithonus with hoary age 
Now shriveled up, was taken to the skies. 
And Rinthus' son, in Tartarus, dark and deep, 
By Orcus, yet a second time was bound ; 
But while still living he, whom thou dost hold 
A judge of laws, both human and divine, 
Gave witness good, by taking down his shield. 
His shield and arms which he to Troy had borne, 
That unto grim and greedy death he gave 
Naught of his Herculean strength and soul. 
Thus dark, the night of death awaits us all 
And once the downward pathway each must tread ; 
Thus some, to bloody Mars a glorious sport. 
Die bravely fighting on the battle-field, 
Others by wild, and stormy tempests tossed 

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Find in ocean's depths a watery grave. 
Funeral trains of old and yoang alike 
Go mournfully along the shaded street, 
And cruel Proserpina's deadly sword 
Raised high aloft strikes down hoth lordly king 
And peasant tolling for his daily bread. 

While voyaging o'er the Illirian sea 

My ship was engulfed in the yawning waves 

By sinking Orion's swift pursuer 

And I, on the wild rocky shore was cast 

By the gods, oh sailor 1 I conjure thee, 

Fail not on this unburied head, on these 

Unburied bones, to cast some meagre soil 

And thus a dead man's richest blessing gain. 

May Venus ever hold thee safe from harm 

And Venusian woods the threat'ning storms withhold 

Which Funis o'er the Hesperian seas 

In dreadful wrath doth freely cast abroad. 

And when thy haven thou dost safely reach 

And in thy home thine honored seat dost take, 

From Jove, from Neptune — who with glitt'ring steel 

At the Tarentian gate holds sacred guard^ — 

From every side may countless wealth be thine. 

Canst thou refuse to grant this meagre wish 

And on thy children bring so dire a curse ? 

Then, all thy days be curses on thy head, 

May Jove and unrelenting Fate pursue 

Thy course, and Furies claim thee for their own ! 

Do not in haste depart The task is small 

Apd soon the kindly deed is done ; for cast 

But three scant hands of barren soil on this 

My form, then with my blessing go thy way. 

John C. Shsod, MarieUa, '91. 


The Hon. David A. Wells, LLD., D.C.L., Williams,' A7, contribntes 
the articles on "Tariff and Tariff Legislation" from the standpoint of 
the free-trader in the PoliUcal Cyclopiedia, 

In the April Harper' s^ under "Studies of the Great West — II. 
Minnesota and Wisconsin," Charles Dudley Warner speaks quite 
highly of the University of Wisconsin and its work. 

The Delta Upsilon Camping Association promises a pleasant vaca* 
tion to any one who can reach Lake George in August Circulars 
giving particulars can be had from William J. Warburton, 8 East 47 
street, New York, N. Y. 

Norton T. Horr, Cornell, '82, performed the part of toast-master 
most agreeably. The menu cards were hand decorated, the work of 
our loyal "Artist Friends." The assembly broke up at a late hour, 
air well pleased, and hoping there will be many happy returns of the 
delightful occasion. 

The fifth annual banquet of the Chicago Delta Upsilon Club will 
be held at the Palmer House, Chicago, 111., Friday evening, May nth, 
at 6 o'clock. Delta U.'s, resident of Chicago and vicinity, are earnestly 
requested to send their name and address to the Secretary, Pkrke E. 
Simmons, 203 First National Bank Building, Chicago, 111. 

The Rev. Arthur T. Pierson, D.D., HamUton, '57, is pastor of the 
Bethany Presbyterian Church of Philadelphia, Pa. In connection 
with this church. Harper's Magazine in a recent issue says : ' ' The largest 
Sunday School in Uie country is that of Bethany Church, with its 
3,400 scholars, 108 teachers and average yearly attendance of 1,800. 
Not in size alone, but in life and spirit it leads all others." 

Louis A. Coolidge, Harvard, '83, recently resigned his position as 
news editor of the Springfield Republican to become private secretary 
to Henry Cabot Lodge, Congressman from the 6th Massachusetts 

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District In the promotions following, David B. Howland, Amherst^ 
'83, assistant local editor, was made news editor, and Wilson L. Fair- 
banks, TufiSy '87, reporter, took Brother Howland's place. 

The Hon. Henry Randall Waite, Hamilton, '68, the President for 
the past year, was anavoidably absent, and the Rev. Benjamin A. 
Greene, Brown, '72, Vice-President, presided. The banquet was up 
to the usual standard at Young's, and the post-prandial exercises were 
thoroughly enjoyable. It was voted to. hold the next banquet in 
December of this year, and not to invite ladies on that occasion. 

Quite a number of "old " convention-goers attended the Pennsyl-^ 
vama initiation; among those whose names are well known to the 
Fraternity, are Charles E. Hughes, Brown, '8i,*of New York; Otto 
M. Eidlilz, Cornell, '81, of New York; Harry H. Dawson, New York, 
'81, of Newark, N. J.; Norton T Horr, Cornell, '82, of Cleveland, 
O.; John B. Webb, Marietta, '82, of Cincinnati, O.; and Frederick M. 
Crossett, New York, '84, of New York. Marcus C. Allen, Madison, 
'81, of Sandy Hill, N. Y., came to New York to attend bujt was 
prevented through sickness. 

William Elliot GriflBs, D.D., Rutgers, '69, of Boston, Mass., con- 
tributes an illustrated article on ''Japanese Ivoiy Carvings "to ^e 
April Harper, Rossiter Johnson, Rochester, '63, has an article entitled 
** A Perilous Balance," in the North American Review for April. Frank 
Gaylord Cook, Harvard, '82, contributes ** Reform in the Celebration 
of Marriage" to the May Atlantic; David A. Wells, LLD., D.C.L., 
Williams, '47, opens the May Popular Science Monthly with his paper 
"The Economic Disturbances since 1873;" Grove K. Gilbert^ 
Rochester, '62, will contribute to the June Forum, ''Changes of 
Level of the Great Lakes.'' 

The Fortnightly Review claims that the chief triumph of Robert Col- 
lege, in Constantinople, now under the presidency of the Rev. George 
Washburn, D.D., Amherst, '55, has been achieved in the northern 
Balkan provinces, by affording to many young men from Bulgaria and 
Roumelia a practical and liberal education. In former years the Faculty 
of this college has had many from the Hamilton Chapter; among 
whom are the Rev. Luther A. Ostrander, '65, now of Lyons, N. Y. ; 
the Rev. James Rogers, '65, now of Farmington, Minn. ; the late Pro- 


fessor Samuel D. Wilcox, '66; the Rev. Eneas McLean, '75, now of 
Conejos, Col. ; Ward M. Beckwith, '80, now of New York City, and 
William T. Ormiston, '85, who is still engaged in the work. 

The fifth annual banquet of the Delta Upsilon Club of New England 
took place at Young's Hotel, Boston, March 6, 1888. The usual 
number of colleges were represented and the meeting was a success. 
The under-graduates of the WilliaMS Chapter were for the first time 
represented, two of their number being present The Hon. James 
White, W^UamSf '51, now Treasurer of the college was in attendance, 
accompanied by his daughter. Ladies were included in the invi- 
tation as they have been at the two previous meetings. The 
following officers were chosen : President, the Rev. William Elliot 
Griffis, D.D., Rutgers, '69; Vice-President, William V. Kellen, 
Esq., Brown, '72; Secretary and Treasurer, George F. Bean, Esq., 
Brown,*ii. Executive Committee, the Hon. James White, fPfZ/ioins, 
'51 ; John C. Ryder, CMy, '8a ; John H. Gray, Harvard, '87 ; Charles 

B. WJjeelock, Cornell, '76 ; Edwin R. Utley, Amherst, '85 ; Arthur C. 
Stannard, Michigan, '84 ; Alva E. Snow, Tufts, 'Z^. 

On Monday evening, February 6, 1888, the Cleveland Alumni 
Association of Delta Upsilon held their fourth annual dinner By 8 
o'clock the beautiful parlors of the Stillman House were filled with 
enthusiastic Delta U.'s, who greeted each other with an enthusiasm 
which showed the lasting effect of our Fraternity life. Besides the 
Alumni, the whole Adeibert Chapter was present and enlivened the 
evening with jovial college songs. Everyone seemed happy, and 
jollity and mirth were the rule of the evening. Many of the most dis- 
tinguished men in the city and vicinity were present — men well calcu- 
lated to give an advanced position to our Fraternity. Prominent 
among them were Dr. Charles B. Parker, Dr. Henry Herrick, Norton 
T. Horr, Professor Aubrey Wright, Professor Newton B. Hobart, Fred. 
W. Ashley, the Rev. Arthur C. Ludlow, Ledyard M. Bailey, Charles 
W. Foote, James W. Van Doom, George A. Wright, J. C. Goff, Calvin 
A. Judson, John N. Weld, Geoige N. Thomas; also the Rev. Henry 

C. Hadyn, D.D., lately elected President of our University — in all 
about forty. At half past eight dinner was announced. The tables 
were elaborately decorated with chandaliers containing wax candles, 


and with mounds of floweis and fruit The following excellent menu 

was served : 

Blue Points. 

Ox-tail Clear. 

Salt-water Sheep's-head. 
Cucumbers, Pommes Parisiennes. 

Chicken Patties, French Peas. 

Tenderloin of Beef. 

Sweet Potato Croquettes, Macaroni au Gratin. 
Maraschino Punch. 

Broiled Quail on Toast 

Tomato Salad. 

Pudding & la Stillman. 

Ice Cream, Fruit, Cake, Coffee. 

After dinner the following toasts were responded to : 
i» Our Pl3anouth Rock - - - - Dr. Henry J. Herrick. 

"Equitable, not barren." 
3. The Western Reserve Chapter - - - Fred W. Ashley. 

'' Regular and noisy at the feast" 

3. The Coming Convention - - - - John D. Corwin. 

4. Our Artist Friends ----- Calvin A. Judson. 

" We eat that we may love them more." 

5. We are Jacks of all Trades - - Charles W. Foote, Ph.D. 

6. Delta U.'s Golden Gates - - - Rev. Arthur C. Ltn>L0w. 

Lamont's Favorite Tune. — 
" Daniel r 
"Yes, sire." 

'* What's the name of that tune you are forever humming?" 
" 'The Letter that Never Came,' sire." 

"Why don't you give it a rest, and hum another for a change ?" 
"Impossible, sire 1 I always think of it when I see you." 

" Because it reminds me of your letter declining to be a candidate 
again." — Piiisburg Chronicle. 



Warren D. More, '88, has been elected permanent Secretary of his 

Carl W. Scovel, '88, has accepted a position for three years in Robert 
College, Constantinople. 

Fred. B. Waite, '88, left college in February to accept a position 
in the " Nautical Almanac " Office at Washington, D. C. 

A story entitled *'The Mystery of Ramon Selvin," by Eddy R. 
Whitney, '89, appears in the April number of the HamiUon Uierary 

Messrs. Melvin Dodge, Robert J. Hughes and Rutherford M. Gif« 
fert, all of '90, have been out of college a few weeks on account of 

Frank £• Hojrt was Pontifex Minor, and George Harkness was 
Cantor in Choro at the Crematio Algebrae held by the Qass of '91, at 
the close of the winter term. 

Among the officers of the Society of Alumni, Delta U. is repre- 
sented by the Rev. Samuel Miller, '60, Vice*President ; the Rev. 
Dwight Scovel, '56, and Professor Francis M. Burdick, '69, on the 
Executive Committee; the Rev. Isaac O. Best, '67, Corresponding 


John A. Shaw, '88, has preached this winter at Wayne, Me. 

Addison B. Lorimer, John A. Shaw and John F. Tilton have all 
elected Hebrew this term with a view of entering Newton Theologica 
Seminary next fall. 

Henry Fletcher, '88 is assisting Professor Elder in the department 
of chemistry during the present year. 

Hugh R. Hatch, '90 has been preaching and teaching at Isles- 
borough, Me., this winter. 

Leland Pollard Sturtevant,'9i, of Fairfield, Me., is a recent initiate. 


James B. Morman, '90, recently took a trip to New York City. 
He called at the Club-house in 47th street, and reports a pleasant 


The Pisi U.'s have purchased a building for a chapter-house, which 
thej are now occupjdng. 

Delta U. is determined to be the next to have a home in which to 
welcome the new-comers. 

Our college has been selected as one of the twelve to be represented 
at Chautauqua this coming season, in the oratorical contest 

Brother William C. Raymond, of the Class of '89, is to be the 


W. Armitage Beardslee, '88, has an article in a recent issue of the 
ITew York Observer^ on College Journalism. Sherman G. Pitt, '88, will 
deliver the address to under-class men and Oscar M. Voorhees the 
address to the President on Class Day. Clarence G. Scudder, '89, at- 
tended the establishment of the Chapter at the University of Pennsyl- 

John T. E. DeWitt, '89, and Louis W. Stotesbury, '90, are on the 
lacrosse team, and Robert I. Hogan, '91, Jasper S. Hogan, '91, and 
Harry Lockwood, '91 on the base-ball team. 

At the trial for Junior Exhibition orators, Delta U. came oflf victo- 
rious again. Three of her men, Clarence G. Scudder, £. Wortman 
Thompson and Maurice J. Thompson securing appointments. Thus 
for three years we have averaged half the total number of speakers. 

During this time Delta U. has received 13 appointments; Delta 
Phi, 4 ; Chi Pfei, i; Zeta Psi, 2; Chi Phi, 3; BetaTheta Pi, i; Delta 
Kappa Epsilon o; Neutrals, i. 

The Rutgers Chapter is happy in possessing the handsomest 
chapter banner we have ever seen, and we think we have every reason 
to be proud of it It is the gift of the ladies who were present at our 
reception to the Convention last October, and bears witness to their 
'elegant taste and exquisite sense of propriety. The body of the banner 
is of blue plush, and in the center is a shield of old gold satin with the 
.monogram elegantly worked upon it Above are the years I834-58 
worked in a spray of ivy, and below is the word Rutgers. A nickel 
rod above, and gold fringe below complete our handsome souvenir of 
that joyous occasion. Our thanks are due to all the fidr donors, but 
•especially to Mrs. Professor Austen, with whom the idea originated. 



Oar Freshman delegation has distinguished itself in scholarship, 
easily leading the societies. Out of seven first-grade men in the first 
term of this jear, Delta U. had four. Brother Gerald Bimey Smith, 
Middlefieldy Mass., whom we initiated on the evening of March 23d, 
is one of these four, although he was engaged in teaching and away 
from college the greater part of the term. 

Four of our five Seniors have been appointed to prepare orations 
for Commencement Day. 

On the evening of March i6th we held what is called in our Chap- 
ter parlance, a "public," ue. z literary and musical entertainment, for 
our Alumni and invited fiiends. About one hundred and twenty were 
gathered in our pleasant Chapter-room, and the programme, conast- 
ing of piano, violin and vocal music, a debate, a humorous poem, 
and an illustrated lecture, was highly enjoyed by alL That such 
occasions might be more frequent, was the universally expressed de- 

With the generous aid of our Alumni, our new Chapter-room 
has been most pleasandy furnished. In connection with our re- 
moval from our former quarters in the Daniels Building, we have 
been led to think that a special providence watches over the fort- 
unes of our Chapter. For but a few weeks after we had become 
settled in the Wayland Building, a fire broke out in the Daniels 
Building directiy over our former room. Had we not made the 
change, our furniture and possessions would have been seriously dam- 
aged, if not entirely destroyed. While we congratulate ourselves on 
our escape, we sympathize with the Zeta Psi and Beta Theta Pi 
chapters, who, having rooms in the building, met with heavy losses. 


George T. McNab, '88, who has been absent from college a year, 
has returned and entered '89. 

James J. Finn, of Madison^ has entered the University in the Qass 
of '89. This brings our number of Juniors up to five. 

Harry £. Schell will deliver the Greek Salutatory, and Howard C. 
Anderson the Philosophical Oration at Commencement 

The Psi Upsilons recently expelled Sidney W. Probcrt, '88. The 


reasons assigned, were lack of interest and non-attendance at 

Arthur L. Wolfe, '89, has been elected to Phi Beta Kappa; he 
easily leads his class in scholarship. 

The annual concert of the Glee Gub was held at Chickering Hall, 
April 23d. Austin D. Wolfe, '87, acted as accompanist, and J. Har- 
ker Biyan, '86, as leader. 

Among the large and enthusiastic audience which greeted the 
club, were a goodly number of Delta U.'s, accompanied by ladies. Of 
those who came "double," we noticed Eugene D. Bagen, '76 ; Fred 
erick M. Crossett, '84 ; Charles H. Lellman, '84 ; Charles H. Roberts, 
'86 ; Joseph H. Bryan, '86 ; Clarence R. Sanford, '86 ; W. Frank 
Campbell, '87; Alexander B. McKelvey, '87; Austin D. Wolfe, '87; 
F. lincoln Davis, '88 ; Harry K Schell, '88 ; William M. Chapman, 
'89 ; George G. Seibert, '89 ; and William C. Reynolds, '90. Other 
chapters were represented by Charles B. Ames, WiUiams^ '85 ; Foster 
S. Haven and George K Hooker, Amherst^ '83; Otto M. Eidlitz Cor- 
neU, '81, and William E. Henkel, LafaytUe, '87. 

We will hold our twenty-third annual reunion at the Delta Up- 
silon Qub-house, 8 East 47th Street, on Wednesday evening, June 
1 3 thy at 8 o'clock. We are preparing for a good time, and hope the 
Alumni will turn out in force. 

Commencement will be held on Thursday evening, June 14 th, at 
8 o'clock, in the Academy of Music. One of the large proscenium 
boxes (D) will be reserved for the use of our Chapter, and we extend a 
cordial invitation to share our box to any brothers who can attend 
that evening. 

Our Corresponding Secretary is George G. Seibert, and may be ad- 
dressed at 8 East 47 th street. New Vork, 

Howard C. Anderson is an editor of*the Vnwersify Quarterly. 


On the evening of March 3, 1888, the Chapter gave its annual 
informal reception to our professors and their wives, and our Alumni 
in the town. We were glad to welcome on that occasion, Messrs. 
Challen, Rutgers^ '87, and Harry N. Hoffman, Cornell^ '83. 

At the meeting of the Chapter on March loth, two new brothers, 
John Henry Tanner, '91, and Louis Warren Emerick, '91, were initi- 


ated. Following the initiation there was an " impromptu spread/' 
after which several toasts were given, George J. Tansey, '88, acting as 

Daring the year the Chapter has had with it one of the '87 men, 
Fred. W. Hebard. Mr. Hebard was unexpectedly called away about 
the middle of last term. The news that '' Heb" was about to leave 
us soon made the rounds, and at once it was decided to give a small 
banquet in honor of our departing brother. Everything was soon ar- 
ranged, and the entire Chapter enjoyed one of the pleasantest even- 
ings ever spent in Delta U. with the one exception, that of our 
sad thoughts at loosing our genial, good-natured brother. 

James H. Edwards, '88, was recently elected " Chief Engineer " of 
the engineering corps on its '' lake trip." 

Arthur M. Curtis, '89, is one of the editors on the ComeUion 


As the year advances Marietta can report progress — ^progress in 
united fraternal feeling, energetic and enthusiastic work, and in all 
that goes to make up a fraternity. The fact that seven of the brightest 
and best men in the Senior class of Marietta Academy have already 
pledged to us, insures our standing in '92 next fall. Alpha Sigma Phi, 
a strong local rival, has tried in vain to get some of our pledged men 
to break their pledges, but her desperate efforts have only served to 
repel the men she would attract and to win for herself an unenviable 
reputation for pledge breaking. 

Two veiy enjoyable little entertainments were given in our hall this 
last term. One was a small informal spread, given for the sake of our 
pledged men, about the middle of the term. The other was a hop on 
the last night of the term. The latter was declared by all one of the 
most enjoyable parties they had been to for some time. 

During the spring vacation we put our hall through a thorough 
process of house cleaning. We also had one or two of our rooms re- 
painted and some other needed repairs made. The result is that our 
Delta U. quarters have put on a smiling, rejuvenated look worthy of 
the name they bear. 

We wish all our friends could have been here April 7th. and 8th 
and enjoyed with us the centennial celebration of the first settlement 
of the Northwest. One hundred years ago the pioneers floated down 

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the Ohio and landed at Marietta. The importance of the event and 
its lasting influence upon the history of oar country were strongly em- 
phasized by the speakers, Senator Hoar, the Hon. J. Randolph Tucker, 
ex-President Hayes, Governor Foraker, the Rev. E. £. Hale and 
others. All the addresses were remarkably fine — Senator Hoar's espe* 
cially could not have been surpassed in careful study, scholarly 
thought and real eloquence. It was an intellectual treat such as we 
expect seldom to enjoy in the future. We were also impressed as never 
before that the Ordinance of 1787, under which the Northwest was 
settled, is a document of as much importance and interest as the 
Declaration of Independence. We also had the pleasure of meeting 
quite a number of our Alumni, who took this occasion to revisit 

Walter G. Beach, '88, last January won first position in the pre- 
liminary oratorical contest He was, therefore, chosen to represent 
Marietta at the contest of the State Oratorical Association, held in 
Columbus the following February. His standing there, however, was 
not as high as his friends hoped for and thought he deserved. 

Robert M. Labaree, '88, was one of the delegates to the Y. M. C A* 
State Convention at Canton, O. From there he went up to Oberlin^ 
and spent the Sabbath with friends, among whom was Edward B» 
Haskell, '87. 

Benjamin W. Labaree, '88, and William B. Addy, '88, are mem- 
bers of the Olio board for the last six months of the college year. 

At the last elections of the literary societies, Robert M. Labaree 
and Benjamin W. Labaree were elected, respectively, President and 
second Vice-President of Alpha Kappa, while Walter G. Beach was 
chosen first and William B. Addy second Vice-President of Psi Gamma. 

Walter Short, '91, who left us at the beginning of the winter term 
and went to a military academy, was back here again to spend vaca- 

We are eagerly waiting for the announcement of Commencement 
honors and appointments. We expect great things. 


Last Fall Mr. Masayashi Yakadi, of Yokohama, Japan, came to 
our university, bringing letters of high recommendation from our 
brothers in that conntry. On March i6th he was initiated into the 


Syracuse Chapter, giving as, with those received daring the fall term, 
six as good men as are to be found in the Freshman Class. 

We, however, have lost two of our number. Fred. V. Fisher, '90, 
has become pastor of the Dutch Reformed Church at Chittenango, 
N. Y. Some idea of his popularity there may be gained from the 
&ct that, after defrajdng all his expenses for a long vacation, his con- 
gregation, in two days, raised over $1,300 on his salary. Jay W. 
Somerville, '90, left at the beginning of the spring term for the West, 
where he will be engaged in missionary work for the Congregational 
Church* Brother Somerville, however, expects to return and join his 
class in the fall 

Abbott Y. Wilcox, '90 was one of the delegates to the Y. M. C 
A. Convention held at Harlem, N. Y., in March. Frank G. Banister, 
'88 also attended. 

Frederick C. Lyford, '88 has been made an intructor in the Uni- 
versity with charge of the drawing classes in the liberal art department, 
taking the position vacated by Professor GutselL This makes two of 
our brothers added to the Faculty during the past year. Professor Heni}' 
A. Peck, '85, who has for the past two years been professor of mathe- 
matics at Dickinson Seminary, Williamsport, Pa., having been made 
adjunct professor of mathematics with chaige of the new Holden 
Observatory. We now have four of our Alumni m/acuUaie, 

The Unwersify Herald continues to prosper under the ownership 
and management c^ the Syracuse Chapter of Delta Upsiloa. Dnring 
the holidays we issued a special Christmas supplement, and the call 
was so great that, after having exhausted the fi»t edition of one thou- 
sand, we printed a second edition of five hundred, and even this did 
not supply the demand. As a new feature of the last few numbers 
we have added a series of illustrations and etchings, part of which 
are works of students, and part that of our Alumni on the Faculty. 
We doubt if an etching ever appeared in a college paper before, and 
the quality of this work is such as to call forth praise from some 
of the highest journals of art Besides the literary, personal and fine 
art departments, which we give to the ladies, the other departments are 
all in charge of our own men. At present, Frank G. Banister, '88, 
is chief; Charles L. Walsworth, '89, local; William A. Jenner, '90, 
reviewer; Arther R Clark, '88, general college news, and Byron B. 
Brackett, '89, business manager, with William H. McKenzie, '89, and 
Arthur Marvin, '91, assistants. 


On Friday evening, March 9th, our Chapter gave its Twelfth An- 
naul Banquet at the Empire House in this city. About forty brothers 
with their ladies were present, and made merry in the parlors, or 
promenaded up and down the large halls, till the orchestra struck 
up a march, and the company proceeded to the dining-hall, where 
four loaded tables, arranged in the form of a Greek cross, greeted 
their eyes. A beautiful floral center-piece, constructed to represent a 
fountain, from beneath the spray of which the letters Delta and Upsilon 
could be seen, adorned the board. After partaking of the feast, inter- 
spersed with college songs and stories; chairs were pushed back, and 
for three hours the company listened to toasts from Alumni, visiting 
brothers and under-graduates. The Alumni present were Edwin Not- 
tingham, '76; Professor Newton A. Wells and wife, '77; Mr. George 
E. Hutchings, '81; Albert M. York, '85; William A. Wilson, '86 and 
Ancil D. Mills, '88. Sister chapters were represented by the follow- 
ing: Mr. Scovel, Mr. Hayden and Mr. Morris, from IfatMon; Mr. 
Douglass, Mr. Storey and Mr. Morgan, from Madison; Mr. Cummings, 
from Rubers, and Mr. Merrill, from J^ochester. The Rev. Smith T. 
Ford, Madison^ '78, and the Rev. Lafayette F. Congdon, D. D., 
Rachesler^ '78, at present residing in this city, were also present. 


On Februaiy 17th occurred the Eighth Annual Banquet of the 
Chapter, given in honor of its lady friends, at the Avenue House, 
Evanston. After a pleasant social time the company proceeded to the 
dining-room of the hotel where covers were laid for seventy-five guests. 
After the menu had received its share of attention the following toasts 
were given under the dfrection of Columbus Bradford, '88, '' Pericles;" 
Samuel S. Farley, '89, "The Maids of Athens;" William A. Burch, 
'90* "The Initiation;" Erman J. Ridgway, '91. Singing of the Fra- 
ternity songs was a special feature of the evening, and this banquet 
was voted the most successful yet held. 

At the declamation contest between the Junior and Sophomore 
classes, in the ftdl term, Arthur E. Elmore, '89, took first prize, and 
William A. Burch, '90, took second. 

Erman J. Ridgway, '91, represents Delta Upsilon on the nine this 
year. He is one of the pitchers. 

We have this year five members of the Glee Club: Forrest W. 


Beer8/89; Charles £• Linebarger/88; Arthur £. £lmore/89; Charles 
M. Denny, '90; and James F. Clancy/9a 

Samnel S. Farley/89, has secured. a position as teacher in the public 
schools of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and will not be in the University this 
term. He will, however, take the June examinations 

Albert G. Mason, '91, has returned to the University. 

All this* year we have been agitating the matter of a Chapter library, 
and have now a respectable nucleus for a good library. 


William V. Judson who was with '86 for two years, graduates 
from the West Point Military Academy in June. He stands second in 
his class. 

Guy H. HoUiday, '89, has been re-elected a director of the Dining 

Dr. Anson L. Hobart, JKUums, '36, of Worcester, Mass., was 
present at the last banquet of the Chapter, and was received with great 

Qarence A. Bunker, '89, was elected Secretary and Treasurer g[ 
the Harvard Finance Club at its last meeting. 

An unusually large number of the members of the Chapter are 
playing with the lacrosse team this spring. 

William F. Pillsbury, '89, won the cup in both the parallel bars 
and flying rings contest at the Winter Athletic Meeting. 

The Conference Fran^aise is to give a theatrical performance, in 
which several members of our Chapter will take part 

On May 28th the Chapter will hold its regular spring initiation 
when some ten or twelve new members will be added to the roll. Prep- 
arations are being made for a good time. 

The Dasfy Crimson of March 7th, in an editorial, says of £mil C. 

Pfeiffer, '89 : 

''It was with keen regret that we were obliged to announce yester- 
day the resignation of Mr. Pfeiffer from the captaincy of the University 
Crew. Mr. Pfeiffer was forced to take this step by circumstances over 
which he had no control. In behalf of the University we extend to him 
our sincere thanks for his efficient and faithful labor." 


A great deal has happened during the present year in this Univer- 
sity, though our Chapter-life has been quiet and uneventful. 


A new President, Professor Chamberlain, of Beloit College, came 
to ns at the beginning of the coU^e year. His position, as the suc- 
cessor, after a bitter political fight, of a man so deservedly popular as 
Dr. Bascom, was not an enviable one, but we hope that he will in 
time gain the respect and the confidence of the students and prove 
himself fally worthy of the position he occupies. The editors of the 
Badger^ the annual, have done a graceful thing by placing a portrait 
of President Chamberlain and a dedication to ex-President Bascom at 
the beginning of the book. 

Several new professors have also begun work here — ^botany, Charles 
R. Barnes, Ph.D., late of Purdue University; agricultural chemistry, 
S. M. Babcock, II1.D., of Cornell College and the New York Experi- 
mental Station; astronomy, George C Comstock, Ph.D., of the Ohio 
State University; and in the College of Law, C. E. Estabrook, Attor- 
ney-General of the State./ 

Science Hall has been finished — a magnificent building, which ac- 
commodates the departments of physics, geology, botany and zoology 
as well as the museums and an art gallery, and relieves the pressure on 
other over-crowded departments. Apparatus is, in general, fairly pro- 
vided, except in the physical laboratory, which is in some respects 
wofully lacking. 

The Faculty have recently abolished the system of general honors 
on scholarship percentage. Eight fellowships are established, of the 
annual value of |400 each, a sufilcient sum to pay necessary expenses, 
four appointments to be made each year, to last for one year, but re- 
newable for a second. In this last set of general honors given, one of 
our two college Seniors appears third, though heavily handicapped by 
irregularity of course. Special honors have not yet been given out, 
and Qass Day elections occur next week. We have the usual number 
of oflScers in various college organizations. 

In the Chapter itself we have had a pleasant and harmonious year, 
without hard feeling or serious difference of opinion. Our men are of 
congenial tastes and find their Chapter friendships a pleasure, not an 
irksome duty. 

Our relations outside are improving. We had a determined oppo- 
sition from a strong anti-fraternity element, and also small persecutions 
from the other fraternities, of which they have small reason to be 
proud. We have had very little to do with " combinations, "and wish 


we had never touched them at all — such seems to be the general feel- 
ing — and are, we believe, slowly but surely ''living down "both sources 
of opposition. 


Since the last news was sent in we have changed our quarters to 
much more pleasant and convenient rooms a few doors further up 
Northampton street. 

Brother Le Fevre/90, did not return to college this term, but we 
hope to have him among us next year. 

Brothers Gemmill,'89, and Grube,'89', have received appointments 
for the Junior oratorical contest to come off some time in May. 

The Senior Class has its final examinations May 24th to 29th, after 
which it will hold a banquet at Albany, N. Y. 


As the Associate Editor begins to tabulate and chronicle the doings 
of Lehigh men during the last three months, he finds that though the 
winter months are quiet months with us, being characterized mainly 
by hard work, that work has brought results which show that Delta U. 
men have not been idle. 

On the evening of January 26th, the Sophomores held their class- 
supper in Easton, Pa., on which occasion Brother Joseph W. 
Stone, Jr., President of the class, was toast-master. Aaron H. Van 
Qeve responded to the toast, "Class of 90;" Franklin Qarke, Jr., 
to "Our Alma Mater;" and Wesley M. Beck to "Our Football 

The University glee club, assisted by the banjo and guitar club and 
the dramatic association, gave an entertainment on February 14th. 
Delta U. is represented on the second bass of the. glee club by Harlan 
S. Miner, '88, and Lester C. Taylor, '89. 

The Junior oratorical contest given on Washington's Birthday was 
a very enjoyable affair. Of the five contestants, Pearce Atkinson, '89 
received the second prize. The subject of his oration was "The Uses 
of Heroes." 

Charles J. Parker, '88, recently read a paper on "Standpipes" be- 
fore the Engineering Society. The Engineering Journal^ the publica- 
tion of this society, is a publication prized by Lehigh men and is al- 


ready becoming known among scientific men ebewheie. Lather R. 
Zollinger, '88, is its business manager. 

The St Andrew's Guild is an oiganiaation destined to be of the 
greatest benefit to Lehigh. It coneqxmds in a measure to the Y. 
M. C A. elsewhere. Lectures bjdiffeient ptoTessors have htta given 
and we have btea viated by the Rev. Dr. DeCosta and Mr. Robert 
Graham, whose addresses have been of interest Pearce Atkinson, 
'89, is Vice-President of the Guild. 

We have not been foigotten by our Alumni, for on Fetoiazy 25th 
and 26th we were visits by John IL Howard^ '87, and Otway O. 
Tepnell, '87, whom we were glad to see. 

At the recent re-organiiation of the Chemical and Natural Histoiy 
Society, an oiganiaadon which has been of much value to Lehigh in 
the past, Harlan S. Miner, '88, was elected Vice-Fkesident 

The baseball season is just opening. One of the pitchers on the 
University team is William Jennings, '91. 

Our Dining Club has a series of games scheduled with other 
dining club& We are both hopeful and confident for the result 

The Commencement appointmoits resulted in three of our four 
Seniors receiving appointments for University Day, But at Lehigh, 
all who receive appointments do not accept them, and this year has 
been no exception to the rule. From a class of over sixty there were ele- 
ven or twelve appointments, and only five or six have accepted; of these, 
only one is a Delta U. 

The result of the Senior class elections for Class Day wa% that two 
Delta U. men have parts in the programme. 

About a month ago Theta Delta Chi moved into a house recently 
vacated by one ot the professors, making the fourth fraternity occupy- 
. ing chapter-hous^ at Lehigh. 

For two years we have been comfortably located in pleasant rooms 
on Main Street, Bethlehem. But our dining club has not been located 
near enough to the Chapter-room, so that we could meet there oftener 
than once a week. To overcome this, which we consider a misfort- 
une, and to draw all our men closer together, we are contemplating 
procuring a flat in the new Opera House block which is being erected 
in South Bethlehem. Procuring that will be of great advantage to the 
Chapter, and we feel that it will be but a stepping-stone to a Chapter* 
house which may be erected in a location much more desirable than 


any now occupied here. When the dormitory system is introduced, 
and college men and interests are concentrated about the campus, we 
predict that some of the iiatemities now enjoying houses situated a 
mile from the University will be forced into the background It is our 
aim to keep the Chapter-house before us, and to have it located near to 
the University. 


The De Pamv ChzpttT numbers fourteen enthusiastic Delta U.'s. 
Eight Freshmen were initiated into our Chapter last &11, four of whom 
were prepared at the Preparatory Department, which is connected with 
the Universi^ ; two were prepared at the Marshall High School, Mar- 
shall, III ; one at the Rushville High School, Rushville, Ind. ; one at 
the Moore's Hill College, Moore's Hill, Ind. 

We have also strengthened our upper classes. At our first meeting 
in October we initiated Ralph W. Best, of the Sophomore Qass, 
a brother of Ray C Best, '89. We also initiated Milton D. Cary, of 
the Senior Gass. 

John F. Meredith of '87 delivered the valedictory of his class at the 
recent Commencement of the School of Law. 

Frederick J. Bartlett and Fenton W. Booth, both of '91, are cousins 
of William W.. Archer of '90. Booth is a nephew of ex-Senator New- 
ton Booth of California. 

William A. Boyd, '89, was chosen to represent the De Pauw Y. M. 
C A. at the convention to be held at Bloomington, Ind. 

Ray C. Best of '89, who has been teaching during the past winter, 
has returned to join his class. 

Frederick J. Bartlett, '91, has left college on account of sickness. 
He will return next fall and join his class. 

UNivxRsmr of Pennsylvania. 

The following is a brief risumi of the doings of the members of 
the Pennsyhama Chapter in their collie careers. The accounts will 
be quite short as eight of our thirteen men are Freshmen. However, 
we do not look at this at all in the light of a misfortune, but rather as 
about the best thing that could have happened. The Freshmen will 
be in college for the longest time, and will have all the more oppor- 


tnnity to pnt the Chapter on a firm basis and to gain fresh honors, both 
in studies and athletics for the glory of Delta U. 

Alexander W. Rnssell, residence 434 S. 4 2d street, in the first term 
of his Freshman year was a member of the class Executive Committee, 
and took third honor in the second term Freshman year and first term 
Sophomore ; he was a member of the College Boat Club and the Col- 
lege Glee Club, holding the position of Librarian in the latter ; sang 
in the chorus of the Greek play and took the part of assistant bory- 
pkeus in the same, also sang in the chorus of the operetta Romeo and 

George H. Hill, '89, is a member of his class cricket team and is 
studying for a civil engineer. 

Clarence S. Kates, '89, is taking the Special Chemical Course, and 
as this only takes two years this is his first year in college. 

Howard H. Sjrpher, '90, in his Freshman year was a member of 
the University Orchestra and of the College Glee Club; he sang in the 
chorus of the Greek play, and also in Romeo and Juliet For two 
years he has played on the College Foot-ball team and also on his class 
team. In the Freshman class sports he won the 100, 220 and 440 
yards, also the running high jump and the standing high jump. In 
his Sophomore year he is Vice-President of the Undergraduate Athletic 
Association of the University, and Captain of his class crew. 

Henry A. Little, '90, won the first prize in the running high jump 
at Wilmington, second prize in the standing high jump at the college 
sports in the spring of 1887, and first prize in the hurdle race at the 
Freshman class sports. 

John M. McGann, '91, in the first term of his Freshman year 
was elected Secretary of his class ; he also is a member of his class foot- 
ball and tug-of-war teams. 

Albert Hill, '91, is a member of the College Boat Club, and pulls 
on his class tug-of-war team. He is the Corresponding Secretary of 
the Chapter. 

Francis Yamall, '91, sings first bass in the University Glee Club, 
plays full-back on his class foot-ball team, is a member of his class 
cricket team, and Captain of the Belmont Cricket Club. 

John R. White^ Jr., '91, took a third honor in the first term of his 
Freshman year. 

George P. Deacon, '91, is studying for a civil engineer ; he is a 


member of his class cricket team, and Vice-President of his class. He 
is said to be the best wicket keeper in the Young America Cricket 

Edwin A. Damon, '91, is taking the course in science. 

Samuel R. CoUaday, '91, is studying for the Episcopal ministry. 
In the first term of his Freshman year he was elected President 
of his class, and a member of the Executive Committee ; he also took a 
third honor in this term. He plays half-back on the College Foot- 
ball team, is Captain of his class foot-ball team and a member of his 
class cricket team. He is also a member of the Belmont Cricket 
Club and the '* N. N. Dramatic Club." 

It Is rumored quite definitely that the Psi U^s have purchased the lot in 
front of the campus where the old bill-board used to stand, and are to erect a new 
club-house. Also, that the Dekes have purchased the property that has been 
leased by them for some time, and that extensive improvements will be made both 
on the house and grounds. — Wtsityan Argtts, 

The Psi Upsilon Club formally opened its new club-house, No. 33 West 42d 
street. New York, on April 14th. A large number of members and invited guests 
attended the "house-warming*' and inspected the ciuVs new home. The parlor, 
billiard-room, restaurant, reading-room and card- room each came in for its share 
of the general praise, and the dub expressed itself well pleased with the change it 
had made. Principal A. C. Perkins, of Zeta, spoke of *' The Pr esen t Material for 
Psi Upsilon,*' and Asa W. Tenney made a short address. £. F. Coward gave a 
few recitations and the singing of George £. Aitken was heartily applauded. A 
supper was served during the evening. — Ntw York Tribune, 

The Making of Him. — Omaha man (on railroad train) — "No» I 
am not traveling on business exactly. I am going East after my son. 
He is in a college there and was hurt recently in a game of foot-ball. I 
shall take him out I don't believe in these Eastern colleges anyhow 
— all play and no work." , 

Stranger — " Well, I do. I am a college graduate, and I owe my 
present success to my collegiate training. I just tell you, foot-ball 
toughens a man up wonderfully. The knocking around I got in col- 
lege was the making of me." 

" Humph 1 What business are you in ?" 

" I am a book agent" — Omaha World. 


The Rochester chapter of Psi Upsilon has secured a chapter house. 

Th^ new hall of Sigma Nu at Lawrence, Kansas, was dedicated in 

Beta Theta Pi has established an Association of Alumni in Kansas 
City, Mo. 

Nine chapters of Delta Upsilon now have a chapter-house roof 
over their heads. 

It is expected that the new catalogue of Phi Kappa Psi, the first 
since 1882, will soon appear. 

The I. C. Sorosis granted a charter in January to fourteen ladies in 
Franklin College, Franklin, Ind. 

Hillsdale has been invaded by Alpha Tau Omega, which has es- 
tablished a chapter of twelve men. 

The attempt of Delta Kappa Epsilon to re-establish its chapter at 
South Carolina College has proved a failure. 

Alpha Tau Omega organized a chapter at Cornell in the latter part 
of February. They are said to be doing well. 

Delta Phi is putting the finishing touches to her Chapter-house 
at Rutgers ; it is reported to have cost $15,000. 

Phi Kappi Psi has appeared in the University of Minnesota. She 
has organized an Alumni Association in Chicago. 

Now that Sigma Chi has established a branch at the University of 
California, the Sigs claim fifty-three active chapters. 

It is reported that another Pennsylvania chapter of Phi Beta 
Kappa will soon be established at Lafayette Collie. 

The Echo, formerly published by the Pennsylvania chapter of Phi 
Kappa Psi, has been revived by that chapter as the Annual. 

Delta Gamma will hold her convention with Northwestern 
University, Evanston, IlL, during the last week in this month* 

The fraternities in Dartmouth have prize speaking contests among 
their members. Several of the college Faculty usually act as judges. 

Governor Foraker, while lately addressing a body of students, said: 
** I would rather be a sophomore in college than Governor of Ohio." 


The Executive Council of Phi Kappa Psi has issued a call for a 
meeting of the Grand Arch Council in Washington, D. C, on the 4 th 
of April. 

The Key announced the preparation of a new song book for Kappa 
Kappa Gamma, the songs wherein have been written and set to music 
by Kappas. 

Chi Phi has succeeded in reviving her old chapter at Cornell It is 
said that their Alumni residing in Ithaca do not look with much favor 
on the step. 

Phi Gamma Delta has entered Madison University as the Phi Psi 
chapter. It numbers eleven men, and was formerly a debating club, 
known as iEonia. 

There remain in college at Adelbert but three Phi Gamma Deltas ; 
and there is a report that, when two of these are graduated this year, 
the chapter will die. 

Sigma Chi has re-established her chapter at Ohio Wesleyan Uni- 
versity with four men. Her former chapter was killed a few years ago 
by an edict of the Faculty. 

Psi Upsilon's Tenth General Catalogue has appeared promptly. It 
is an admirable and complete publication, as remarkable as was the 
1879 catalogue when that was issued 

The first chapter-house built by any ladies' fraternity was lately 
erected by the Alpha Chapter of the Alpha Phi Fraternity at Syracuse 
University. Its architectural beauty is highly praised. 

The Epsilon (University of North Carolina) chapter of Phi Gamma 
Delta died in 1861. The Nu Chapter (Bethel College, Russellville, 
Ky.), died in 1882. Both have been re-established lately. 

The meeting of the General Council of Phi Delta Theta was held 
in New York City the last week in January. The subjects of finances 
and initiation of preparatory students provoked spirited discussion. 

Phi Gamma Delta started a chapter at Cornell on the 14th of April. 
They had two men there fi-om other colleges who worked the chapter up. 
This makes the third fraternity to enter Cornell in the last three months. 

Tau Epsilon Pi, a local Senior society, has been organized at 
Indiana University. The members must all be Senior members of 
some fraternity. The badge worn is in the shape of a human jaw-bone 
with seven teeth. 


Mdville W. Fuller recently appointed Chief Justice of the United 
States Supreme Court is a graduate of Bowdoin College, Class of 53. 
He was a member of the Alpha Eta chapter of Chi Psi, which existed 
in Bowdoin, from 1844 to 1869. 

Beta chapter of Sigma Nu, which was established at the Universi^ 
of Virginia, has been unfortunate and inactive for some time. It was 
revived lately with a chapter of ten men, seven of them having come 
to Virginia from other colleges and chapters. 

The Grand Arch Council of Phi Kappa Psi met in Washington, 
D. C, April 4th. The Editor of the £^iW reported his journal to be 
in a flourishing condition, and the general tenor of the chapter and 
ofScial reports was considered very satisfactory. 

The Forty-seventh Annual Convention of Chi Psi was held in 
Washington, on the 4th and 5th of April. The various chapters were 
fairly well represented by delegates. The banquet was held at Wil- 
lard's. Senator Palmer, President of the Washington Chi Psi Alumni 
Association, presiding. 

Sigma Chi at Lafayette has surrendered its charter, the last two 
members going into Chi Phi. The other Fraternities number as fol- 
lows: Phi Delta Theta, 19; Delta Upsilon, 17; Delta Kappa Epsilon, 
16 ; Delta Tau Delta, Phi Kappa Psi and Phi Gamma Delta each 15 ; 
Chi Phi, 13 ; and Zeta Psi, 12. 

At the Ohio Wesleyan University class fraternities, composed of 
both fraternity and non-fraternity men, came into existence a few 
months ago. They were known respectively as "The Club," "The 
Bloody Eight," "The Pirates," and *' The Painkillers." All were abol- 
ished in the winter by action of the faculty of the university. 

Theta Chapter of Delta Gamma is dead. Reconsidering its action 
of four years ago, when it decided in favor of co-education, the Faculty 
of Adelbert College has concluded to refuse admittance to ladies here- 
after, allowing those now in college to complete their course. There- 
upon the sole remaining member of Delta Gamma left college. 

Foreigners have been deluded by the frequent allusions to the 
"Dorg"in Beta Theta Pi publications, and have imagined that the 
Fraternity was a Kennel Club. The fact that the University of Michi- 
gan chapter of Beta Theta Pi proudly possesses three pups, named re- 
spectively after the initials of the order, may tend to confirm the delu- 


Phi Delta Theta has entered Amherst CoII^e with quite a num- 
ber of men. This makes the ninth fraternity now having an active 
chapter in Amherst. The others are Alpha Delta Phi, 1836 ; Psi Upsi- 
Ion, 1841 ; Delta Upsilon, 1847; Delta Kappa Epsilon, 1848; Chi 
Psi, 1864 ; Chi Phi, 1873 ; BeU Theta Pi, 1883 ; Theta Delto Chi, 

"If anybody has noticed of late a peculiar gloom in college 
circles admitting apparently of no explanation, he may have his mind 
set at rest by the statement that Beta Theta Pi has died at Kenyon, 
and is presnmably no more. The remains, however, are still walking 
around (for a bluff, it is said). This gives a little more latitude, but 
the fight is still deadly." — Chi Correspondence of The Rainbow 0/ 
Delta Tau Delia. 

The Alpha province of Phi Delta Theta, held its annual conven- 
tion on April 19th with the La&yette chapter at Easton, Pa. An asso- 
ciated press dispatch calmly gives the refreshing information that Phi 
Delta Theta is the largest Greek-letter society in the country. Well ! 
it maybe in the estimation of the gentleman who took the reporter 
" in/' but Phi Delta Theta has got to add several thousand names to 
her roll before she can substantiate that claim. 

The Alpha chapter of Kappa Sigma Kappa, which alone refused to 
be absorbed with her sister chapters into Phi Delta Theta a year ago, 
has become the Phi chapter of Sigma Nu. The Chapter is situated at 
the Louisiana State University, and comprises a membership of eleven 
men. Kappa Sigma, one of the two rivals of Sigma Nu in the Uni- 
versity, speaks of the converted Chapter as " being composed of 
intelligent and industrious men, of whom Sigma Nu can well feel 

The withdrawal of her charter from Ohio University by the conven- 
tion of Kappa Alpha Theta is denounced as unjust and unwarranted 
by the College Current in the following words : 

*' The pretexts, apon which the above-mentioned charter was withdrawn, 
were of the flimsieit character, and can only be accounted for by assuming an 
utter ignorance on the part of the Sorority of the true character of our institution 
and of the young ladies composing the Chapter. There are £ew co-educational 
colleges in Uie country that can boast a class of female students of as great ability 


and eathttsiasm for college work as oars, and the prospect for the increase of this 
class numerically, in the near future, is most promising." 

Although not strictly Greek-letter in its character, most fraternity 
men are interested in the following excerpts from the Kansas City 
Times relative to United States Senator Ingalls' remarks derogatory to 
college students^ in a certain way : 


In an interesting article, prepared for the Times, and published yesterday 
morning. Senator Ingalls, by congressional statistics, goes on to show that of 
seventy-six senators, thirty have received a classical education, and forty-six, or 
eight more than one-half, have been educated in common schools and academies. Of 
the 533 representatives and territorial delegates but 108 have attended college. 
The Senator, himself college bred, further asserts that college graduates, as a rule, 
cxhilnt a certain lack of practical capacity in dealing with men and things. The 
sutide is interesting, but it would have been much more interesting could Mr. 
Ingalls, witli propriety, have given the names of certain of his colleagues as evi- 
<dence of the justice of his statement. 

*' We are disposed to take issue with the Senator in the matter of the practical 
capacity of college bred men. The argument would have held good thirty years 
ago, when colleges were few and when men went to college largely for preparation 
for distinctive literary work or for the ministry. But at this day, when colleges 
and universities are scattered all over the land, and when college-bred men embark 
in every line of business, it is no longer applicable. Even with the disadvantage 
of choosing middle-aged and old men as illnstrations, it is not discouraging to col- 
leges to invite comparisons. 

" In the House of Representatives Carlisle and Randall are the conspicuous 

•examples of leaders, who had limited early educations. With them also may be 

classed Father Kelley on the Republican side. But opposed to them stand Springer 

of lilinois^ Holman of Indiana, Anderson of Kansas, Breckinridge and McCreary 

of Kentucky, Bumes of Missouri, Phelps of New Jersey, Tom Reed of Maine, Long 

of Massachusetts, Hemphill of South Carolina, and Cox . of New York, all college 

men and recognized leaders in the House. In the Senate the showing is even more 

favorable for the colleges. The chief representatives of the common schools are John 

Sherman, Riddleberger, Plumb, Hale, Beck, Hiscock and Gorman. The colleges 

can boast of Evarts, Voorhees, Hawley, Cullom, Allison, Ingalb, Blackburn, 

Enstis, Frye, Dawes, Hoar, Vest, Cockrdl, Vance, Cameron, Butler and Hampton. 

• • • We do not find, however, much to commend in Mr. Ingalls* statement 

that ' the jroung men who are aspiring to leadership in the coming generation, in 

their struggle with poverty and adversity, can find consolation in the reflection 

diat the great leaders of this age had neither degrees nor diplomas.' It is a fact, 

imt it is true, that young men are more inclined to lay stress on their success in 

life de^ite their lack of education, than to avail tiiemselves of educational 

opportunities offered. * • • American colleges have done great work in the 

4>ast They will do greater and better work every year. *' 


Several of our former exchanges have ceased to appear. Some are 
delayed in press; some have forgotten us; some have probably given 
up the struggle for existence. Of the surviving Greek-letter publica- 
tions there is hardly one of which it can be said that its editors are aided 
by the chapter correspondents as they should be, and that an individual 
chapter responsibility is felt and met Whatever the cause, but nine of 
our esteemed contemporaries lie on our table this month. 


The Delki Gamma AncAora finds our paper-cutter eager to lay open 
to our eyes a finely-printed, well-edited and interesting publication. 
Minnesota certainly presents a far more creditable publication in 188& 
than did Buchtel last year. In the February number is a sensible and 
thoughtful editorial on the higher education of women, from which we 
quote a few fragments. In answer to an editorial recently printed in 
the St Paul and Minneapolis Pibxeer Pnss, the Anchora sa3rs: 

The writer " utterly ignores those statistics which show the benefit of our ad- 
vance in civilization, and in giving those which he does see fit to mention, he ap- 
pears to think that an unanswerable argument is raised which must ultimately settie 
the question, ' Should women receive a higher education ? ' in the negative. He 
entitles his article * An Education or a Husband,' and gives statistics, taken from 
the report of the association— which he appears to think will fill with terror the 
soul of the * social philosopher.* Out of a total of 2,619 collegiate alumnae, there 
are only 998 who are married. Therefore, he says that woman has evidently to 
choose in die future between higher education and a husband. We do not intend 
in the present article to refute his statements, nor to deny that the statistics do 
sound rather alarming. We do not say that the place of wife and mother is not the 
highest sphere of woman. We believe it is. But we do wish to ofier a few stig- 
gestions which, coupled with a little serious thought, may somewhat allay the fears 
which the above statement may have caused in the minds of our * social philoso- 

'* In the first place, we would remind them that a large proportion of these 
' sweet girl graduates ' are still * sweet girls,' not waiting for the coming of their 
princes, but working to be ready both to know the true god of their hearts when he 
does arrive, and then to be to him a helpmeet and not a hindrance. Let the ' phi- 
losopher ' find out the per cent of unmarried women, college graduates, who are 
beyond a marriageable age before he trembles too violently for the future of society. 
Another point which he would do well to look up would be the relative proportion 
of graduates of co.educational institutions who have become wives, as compared 


with those of colleges whose doon are dosed against the Sterner sex. • • • • 
An education does make a woman more careful about whom she marries. It 
teaches her that her happiness does not rest alone upon her being married, that old- 
maidhood is not a disgrace, bat may offer to her a happy and useful life. It 
teaches her to accept no offer because it is her last chance, but only because she has 
found her equal, her true mate." 

We are loath to find &ult where there is so much to praise; but 
why will the Anchora dilute its dignity by persisting in the use of nick- 
names and terms of endearment in its most formal utterances ? In a 
list of delegates we find *' Nell " and " Mame; " on the board of editors 
we find *' Flo " and " MoUie; " and after searching we might possibly 
find **Gussie" and "Flossie" and "Suey." Young ladies of the 
Anchora, will you not read the Key for June, 1887, and for December, 
1887, and heed the admonition of your sisters, and be ** more impres- 
sive and less sentimental " in this matter ? 

The Anchora is, in the main, right and just in its attack on the 
ordinsury poetry of the Greek-letter publications. It says : 

*' Oh the poetry ! it is fearfully and wonderfully made, but the complacent 
authors don't seem to know it, for they nearly all proudly sign their full names. 
Spring poetry is bad, but fraternity poetry is worse. Why, compared to fraternity 
poets. Mother Goose is intellectual It is rather a remarkable fact that among so 
many papers representing so many different societies, there is never printed in oar 
of&cial organs a metrical production which it is not an insult to hterature to call 
poetry. The sickening nonsense that is published in our journals under that name 
is a disgrace to our Alma Mater, and the loyal members who fancy themsdves 
gifted with true poetic fire, should pause a long time before they inflict it upon an 
unsuspecting public, for it reflects discredit upon the whole fraternity. Howerer, 
if the poetic friends cannot be induced to forever hold their peace, the editors 
should feel no delicacy about rejecting stanzas that to publish is libel upon their 
good taste. Print poetry if you have any of the genuine article, but if you haven't, 
give us unadulterated prose." 

We shall scan more closely hereafter the rhjrmes in the Anchora. 


There are occasional poetic productions which neither deserve nor 
receive the sharp stab of the fluke of the Anchora; such an one is '' Moss 
Woods/' a poem of feeling and merit which appeared in the December 
number of the Kappa Kappa Gamma Key. The same issue contained 
a very timely, practical and eminently sensible article by Mrs. 
Mary A. Livermore on " The Need of Practical Training for Girls," to 
which article we should have called attention and given praise before 


this. The last number of the Key, dated March, 1888, shows careful 
and consdentioos editing. The Chapter-letters are well condensed, 
the editorials are sound, and the whole attractive and readable. 

* * 
The March Arrow, shot forth at Iowa by the L C Sorosis, fells to 

earth at our feet In it a graceful and deserved tribute is paid to the 
nerve and heroism of the brave school-mistress, Miss Minnie Freemao, 
whose praises were sung by the press in all States shortly after her ex- 
ploit in preserving the lives of thirteen pupils during the fierce blizzard 
in Nebraska. Four pages are allowed to literary productions, the 
body of the magazine being composed of letters from chapters and 
individual members. A page of selections from many sources repays 
perusal ; the selections refer entirely to women. 


The January number of the DtUa Kappa EpsUon Quarltrfy is a con- 
vention number. Its space is almost entirely filled by the address and 
poem delivered before the delegates, reports of the sessions and full 
notes of the speeches delivered at the banquet by those whom the 
master of the revels impaled upon the tines of his toasting-fork. A 
list of over two hundred and fifty new initiates is *'fiur to look upon." 
A very exhaustive and extended review of the new Psi U. catalogue oc- 
cupies many pages, a large quotation from the Table of Relationships 
being given to show the remarkable hereditary character of Psi U. We 
quote parts of an interesting editorial on Greek-letter publications 
which was prompted by some strictures on the general Greek press 
by The Shield of Phi Kappa Psi: 

'* That the articles found in most of the Greek periodicals are not of interest 
is accounted for as the natural result of a patent cause. Eight or ten years is the 
period which covers the life of the fraternity press. During that time almost every 
topic directly connected with fraternity life, development and politics, has been run 
through the mill of comment, editorial and leader, till the threadbare garments will 
scarce hold together for another airing. In other words, the work of the Greek 
press in this direction is done, at least for the present. The £aital mistake has been 
that after threshing over the old straw editors have not started out in search of new. 
The Greek press is of two classes of periodicals : those which are Greek only to the 
depth of the emblems on their covers, and are hopelessly and izreclaimably literary 
either ostensibly or in fact— filled with articles in no way connected with fraternity 
growth, in no way breathing the spirit of Greek culture, and so far as the topics 
discussed, better fitted to the pages of the daily press; and second, those which are 
so narrowly and exclusively Greek that their pages never contain much beside fra- 


tcmtty lists and announcements of marriages and deaths. The remedy for these 
dilficulties is more obvious than easy. If fraternity journalism is not to decline into 
a characterless and iuane dotage, it must boldly take a broader ground than it has 
in most cases yet done. * * « 

**We believe the true field of the fraternity magazine lies wherever the influence 
of Greece is felt, be it in hibtory, letters or art Whatever touches Greek life in its 
broadest relations either in its dead past or in its new present — this we believe is 
the noble field for the fraternity press. Whether this is not too lofty an ideal for 
practical realization is a question which will at once occur to the mind of the 
experienced. ♦ • ♦ 

•« For us, we believe that between a striving for the highest and a base degenera- 
tion into a mere chronicle of dates and names, there is no middle coarse which can 
be successfully pursued. 

'* The broad road is the safe one, and the narrow street leads to the squalid 

The Beta Theta Pi for April, 1888, is up to the high standard of 
past issues. The author of "The Manhattan Idea" appreciates fully 
and states intelligently the diflSculties which beset the way of most 
alumni associations in large cities, and the article is well worth read- 
ing. In the editorial entitled "Some Tests of a Good Chapter/' we 

'* A good chapter resists the temptation to hurry' new students into its number. 
No man is initiated, or pledged, or even invited, by a good chapter until, first, 
every member knows the proposed candidate well enough to judge of his fitness, 
and, secondly, a formal ballot has been taken resulting unanimously in £ivor of his 
election.** **In a good chapter, immorality and coarseness are excluded. If a 
chapter cannot get along without initiating men whose habits are unworthy of their 
respectable friends, that chapter deserves to lose its charter. Do not be misled by 
the assertions that dissipated men are ' so brilliant.' That argument is either non- 
sensical or insincere.*' *< In a good chapter every member is full of loyalty toward 
and interest in the general fraternity, its successes and failures outside of his own 
college, its policy, principles and standards. In such a chapter every member 
takes and reads the magazine. Such a chapter is prompt and regular in the matter 
of reports and dues. Such a chapter is represented whenever possible at con- 
ventions. Its members become familiar with the constitution and laws of the 

These are axioms, but they cannot be too of^en repeated. The 
University of Pennsylvania correspondent of the April Beta TTteta Pi 

*'The fraternity world may be interested to know of the establishment of a 
chapter of Delta Upsilon at the University of Pennsylvania, with a large niunber of 
freshmen to stal-t on. We think that Delta Upsilon was too anxious to get a hold 


here and did not look well enough at the men before granting the charter. Last 
year one of their men from Columbia was down here trying to establish a chapter, 
but his efforts came to naught for the time being. As for their crowd, I would not 
put my name to a recommendation that they be granted a charter of Beta Theta 
PL They're not, as a class, up to our standard, from what I can hear of them. 
They have some good men, but as for the others — ! '* 

This is crushingly severe and cruel, no doubt, and may snuff out 
the newly kindled flame. Had the correspondent been asked to put 
his name to a recommendation of the kind he mentions, or were some 
of the members solicited in vain by Beta Theta Pi to join that Frater- 
nity ? Doughty knight of the quill, wait and see how our men of Penn- 
iqrlvania stand the test of time. 


In the Delia for March, the Sigma Nu editor, in answer to a cor- 
respondent asking if there is such a thing as a Sigma Nu song book, 
says, evidently with pain: 

*'No, my dearly beloved brother, Sigma Nu has no such thing as a song book. 
If there is any one thing that we have laid a particular stress on, it is that Sigma 
Nu ought to have a song book. For two years we have advocated it in the Delta^ 
urged it in our correspondence, and inflicted it upon all poetically indined mem- 
bers of the (»xler who were so unfortunate as to be thrown in our way. What we 
want is songs 1 Not music so much, the time has not come for that yet, but songs ! 
Fraternity songs are but college songs, and the right way to go at the matter is by 
adapting fraternity words to the popular college airs. A start has been made in 
this direction, and * Auld Lang Syne,* * America,' 'Bob-up Serenely,' *Co-ca-che- 
lunk,* 'The Golden Stairs,' and 'Vive L'amour ' have had appropriate fraternity 
verse set to them. This is the work of Kansas Chapter. Let other chapters do as 
well and the song-book question will have been solved." 

In the same number are printed two songs, "Co-ca-che-lunk" and 
' ' Vive Fraternity. " The second and last stanzas of ' *■ Co-ca-che-lunk. " 
as adapted for the use of Sigma Nu, run as follows: 

'* Soon our college days be over. 
And to other scenes we pass ; 
Far and wide will we be scattered, 
Each a part of life's great mass. 

" But where ever life may find us, 
May each to his trust be true ; 
And his guiding star keep ever. 
The bright star of Sigma Nu." 

Are not these examples of what Shakspere calls '^ unconsidered 


trifles"? Is the author of this production ** poetically inclined" in 
the estimation of the Sigma Nu editor ? Does the editor candidly 
think this a specimen of "appropriate fraternity verse"? Sigma Nu 
P^^sus is certainly broken-winged, and has the heaves. But he is 
economically inclined withal, for we find in the chorus of '^ Vive Fra- 
ternity " the lines : 

*< Here's to the frat, here's to the firat, 
Here's to the frat we all love." 

"Frat" is a very convenient abbreviation, for it rhymes with 
*' hat" Sigma Nu would better have no song book at all than one 
filled with such songs as these quoted. When such productions are 
once in print and are unblushingly fathered by the fiatemity, very 
effective weapons of ridicule will be in the hands of rivals. 


The editor of the Rainbow of Delta Tau Delta modestly says, in 
the January number: 

" The eleventh vohime of this journal is begun without flourish, and with a 
steady confidence in the society for which it is conducted. That confidence is based 
upon experience." 

He might have drawn attention, with pardonable pride, to the ju- 
dicious and admirable style of editing, the careful selection and 
arrangement of material, and the healthy tone of the publication. The 
close condensation of the Chapter-letters must necessarily detract 
from their literary merit and render them partially devoid of interest 
to any but members of the Fraternity. They have certainly been 
severely pruned ; but, of the two extremes, this is vastly preferable to 
the allowance of dismal platitudes or bald boasts which pad too much 
of the ordinary chapter correspondence. " Lifting " is the title of an 
interesting contribution on the growing practice with some fraternities 
of initiating active or former members of other fraternities. 

In the February number we note an article of great merit, entitled 
** Philosophy in Literature," from the pen of Mr. Millis, '89, of Beta 
Alpha Chapter. They raise men of stalwart minds in Indiana. 

We cannot refrain from quoting a good thing from the introduc- 
tory to the Exchange Department, which expresses well the sentiments 
of the editorial world : 


*' From all that we can hear, and from all we can decide from careful perusal 
of our exchanges, there is a plentiful lack of suitable things to print in fraternity 
journals. Fellows promise articles and then carefully refrain from sending them. 
Other fellows call for a delay of " only one day ** in the issue of the journal, for the 
sake of securing time in which to send an important report — and then vanish from 
mortal view for an inde6nite period. Still other fellows studiously abstain from 
sending matter to departments to which they are supposed to be devoted, with the 
apparent intention of making the world know and feel how directly and certainly it 
would go to the demnition bow-wows if the above-mentioned abstinence should be 
persisted in — and so on ad infinitum. All of these things tend to wear away the 
editorial life and heart and soul ; and when anything like an opportunity to get 
even comes along, it were well to stand from under. ^ * * the Rambufw, be it 
known, is in high feather. Not only did it receive rock-ribbed and everUstiDg 
promises, iron-dad oaths— so to say — relative to articles for the last number, which 
articles, we might say in passing, never materialized, but it also has in store a num- 
ber of promises sufficient to fail to fill the next issue. • • • \;^ therefore 
present, at this time, a countenance of perfect serenity." 

Concerning the standing and influence of a college, the Rainbcw 
quotes some weighty and stirring words of Brother David Starr Jor- 
dan, Cornell^ '72, President of Indiana University. 


Tike Shield of Phi Kappa P^ presents itself promptly, and is wel- 
come to our table. There are three numbers before us, issued since 
the calendar year began. 

The Chapter-letters are vivacious and healthy in tone. From the 
January letter of the Indiana University we gain the following con- 
cerning Brother D. S. Jordan, Cdmeli, '72: 

** The gradual increasing prosperity of our University, under our present en- 
ergetic and efficient president. Dr. Jordan, manifests itself more and more each 
year. Under his regUne the elective system has been carried out on quite an ex- 
tensive scale, with such wonderful satis&ction and success, that Indiana University 
promises to be in the future the modem Athens of the West." 

From the '' Areopagus" in the same number we cut the following 
excerpt, pregnant with suggestion to every fraternity man : 

''A fraternity is an organism, and is as dependent upon the health of its con- 
stituent parts as is a nation or a human body. The cultivation and development 
of the individual is the end to which our constitution directs, and upon this the fra- 
ternity must ever stand or fall. Upon the characters of its members rests the char- 
acter of the chapter; upon the character of its chapters rests the life of the fraternity. 


With a proper development of the individual, no organization need ever fear for 
its wellkre. Strength lies in union, bat if the union be of inharmonious elements, 
it is in reality disunion." 

In the February Shield we find the leading article is entitled " Our 
Unknown Members. " It treats of the alumni who allow • ' the cares of 
the world *' or *' the deceitfulness of riches " to crowd their fraternity 
and its claims out of their recollection. In a short time their loyalty 
&de8, their interest dies, they disappear from sight, and it is difficult 
to ascertain if they are even living. The writer was an ** unknown," 
but reformed. To aid in reclaiming other weak brothers he writes : 

**I suggest the creation by the next G. A. C. of an officer in every chapter on 
chapter records, whose duty will be to correspond with, and get an answer, if pos- 
sible, from every living graduate member, and enter the name, address, occupa- 
tion, etc, in a record kept for that purpose. It should be his duty to correspond 
at least once during his term of office. A man should then be elected to that office 
with reference to his especial fitness and interest in that work, and be eh'gible to 
re-election. We should then have very soon a list of * unknowns ' so small as to 
be practically eliminated." 

Part of this would correspond with our Information Bureau. As 
a further precaution he adds : 

" Again, active members should be careful not to destroy the interest on the 
part of many excellent gradttates,by unwisely conducted symposiums and banquets. 
The day has come when these gatherings must not mean a debauch, nor a scene of 
flowing bowb and clinking glasses. We can have the ' flow of soul * without the 

What a sad fact it is that it is next to an impossibility to secure a 
satisfactory attendance of human beings for political, literary, religious 
or social purposes, without making an appeal to the stomach ! 

With the March number, the present editorial board ends its good 
work, and, after a retrospective glance, exclaims : 

** We are struck with the very much improved tone of the contributions, not in 
a moral but in a literary sense. We are not given to * blowing,' but we are safe in 
asserting that among all our exchanges there are no letter writers who can equal 
TTk Shield* s month after month in sprightliness and sustained interest" 

The editor's actual computation reveals the fact that out of 360 
chances to write letters to the Shield, the entire membership (by chap- 
ters) of Phi Kappa Psi accepted 41.6 per cent, which is a result to be 
considered satisfactory. 


Among the good things in the Palm of Alpha Tau Om^;a, for 
March, are two excellent articles entitled, respectively, ''Practical 
Fraternity Thoughts/' and ''State Alumni Associations. " In the 
former, inspired by President White's article on "College Fraterni- 
ties," a calm and sober view is taken of the use and mission of the 

In the latter article, the organization of alumni associations is 
uiged as desirable and necessary adjuncts to the strength of the frater- 
nity tie, and as good agencies in keeping up the stimulating influence 
of fraternity men upon their brethren. 

We regret that we cannot quote either article at length. 


The students of a college in Athens, Ga., have formed themselves 
into an organization called the Knights of Lethargy. The object of the 
organization is to boycott poor boarding-houses and such disreputable 
tradesmen as refuse to the students an unlimited credit. Doubtless the 
Knights of Lethargy will soon begin to boycott all ill-conditioned pro- 
fessors who expect them to study, and then we may expect to see the 
noble order extended to other colleges in the country. 

Our table is now cl^ar, and we await with pleasurable sensations 
the advent of next month's publications, confident that there will be a 
host of good things in them^ and many evidences of labor and thought 
on the part^of the editors. 

The castle-like building which was once the University of Chicago 
is now a shabby old "furnished rooms " establishment Is this the 
result of the Chicago literary movement ? 

The members of one of the tables at Memorial Hall recently took 
dinner together at the Revere House, Boston. The following day, a 
Boston daily paper contained the following in reference to the din- 
ner : 

The waiters in the Memorial Hall at Harvard College had their 
annual banquet last evening at the Revere House. Fourteen were 
present" — Harvard Crimson. 


It is intended to make this department a supplement to the Quincjnennial 
Catalogue published in 1884, and with this object m view, Alumni and friends of 
the Fraternity are earnestly reouested to send items of interest, changes of address, 
etc, concerning members of the Fraternity, to the Editor, Box 2887, New 
York, N. Y. 


'36. Anson Loomis Hobart, M.D., first president of the Fraternity, 
is still in vigorous health and is practicing his profession in Worcester, 
Msss,, where he has resided for many years. 

'41. The Rev. James Herrick who for many years was a missionary 
in India has returned to this country and made West Brattleboro, Vt, 
his home for the past few years. 

'42. Prof. Addison Ballard, D.D., Professor of Philosophy, has 
been elected an honorary member of the London Society of Science, 
Letters and Arts. Prof. Ballard, speaking of the Reading, Pa., strike, 
writes to the N, K Tribune very sensibly, as follows: " Let it be 
shown why the mere fact of my having worked for a man gives me 
any sort or shadow of right to interfere in any way whatever with that 
man's business after I have voluntarily left it; especially if I quit work- 
ing and seduced others to quit working in a way greatly to damage 
his business and entail on him enormous loss. That is the real point 
nakedly stated. In the name of the simplest common sense, what 
possible claim have the Reading strikers on the Reading Company 
after having voluntarily severed their connection with it? Having 
done so, however, the leaders turn around and say: ' Now take us all 
back and pay us what we ask or we will tie up your roads and your 
mines and do our best to ruin your business.' That is a sort of eco- 
nomic back-action the least justification or decency of which I do not 

'' Mr. Corbin is doing vastly more than standing for the Reading 
road. He is standing for an incalculably important right The ques- 
tion has got to be settled some time, and the sooner the better all 
around. He makes no appeal for sympathy. Sympathy or no sym- 
pathy, he seems bound to do his best to stem the tide of a great 

'44. The Rev. Theron Hawkes. D.D., of Springfield, Mass., is 
always ^ genial friend of the college students^ and keeps up a close 
connection with interests at Williams. 

'50. The Rev. Peter M. Bartlett, D.D., has resigned the presidency 
of Mar}'ville College, Maryville, Tenn. 


'52, The Rev. Lewellyn Pratt, D.D., resigns the chair of Sacred 
Rhetoric in the Hartford Theological Seminary and accepts the pastor- 
ate of the Broadway Congregational Church of Norwich, Conn. 

'53. The Rev. Bela N. Seymour has removed to Washington and 
taken charge of a Congregational church. 

'61. Thomas £. Brastow, of Rockport, Me., studied for the minis- 
try, but of recent years has been engaged in the wholesale ice business 
and carrying on a country store. 

'61. The Rev. George C Raynolds, M.D., missionary at Van, 
Turkey-in-Asia, writes that he is thinking of taking a tour over the 
Russian border outside his own field, to assist in a work which prom- 
ises good results. More missionaries are needed in that field. 

'86. Rush W. Kimball has entered the Long Island College Hos- 
pital, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

'86. Arthur V. Taylor is teaching in the Classical Institute, Pater- 
son, N. J. 

'87. William R. Broughton is at the College of Physicians and Sur- 
geons, New York. 

'91. Herbert M. Tanner has left college owing to trouble with his 
eyes. He will go into business in Cleveland, O. 


'40. Judge Amos G. Hull, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of 
Rutgers Female College, lately went to Albany for a conference with 
the Board of Regents relative to Uie amendment of the charter of the 
college. It was decided that an entirely new charter would be granted, 
and a new charter has accordingly been drafted removing the control 
of the college fi'om the stockholders and placing it in the hands of the 

At the fifteenth regular meeting of the Society of Medical Jurispru- 
dence and State Medicine, at the rooms of the Academy of Medicine, 
No. 12 West 31st street. New York City, Hon. Amos G. Hull, Presi- 
dent of the Society, delivered an address on ''The Mission of the Soci- 
e^ of Medical Jurisprudence," giving an able history of the science 
and of the history, aims and prospects of the society. 

'58. The Rev. Henry A. Buttz, D.D., President of Drew Semi- 
nary, acted as pall-bearer at the funeral of Bishop W. L. Harris. Dr. 
Buttz preached the sermon at the dedicatory exercises of the Centennary 
Methodist Episcopal Church, Sumner avenue and Kearney street, 
Newark, one of the largest in the city. 

'70. John F. Genung, Ph.D., of Leipsic, and now Professor of 
Rhetoric in Amherst College, is the author of the " Practical Elements 
of Rhetoric," recently published by Ginn & Company, of Boston. The 


book is fitted to suit the advanced condition of thought of the day, the 
old topics of rhetoric being newly defined and arranged in a manner 
tliat gives them emphasis and simplicity. There is a gratifying lack of 
the usual mechanism of the study which has little practical value. 

'72. Colonel Daniel S. Lamont is said to be laying the necessary 
pipe for becoming the Democratic candidate for Governor of the Em- 
pire State in 1888, provided the programme as it now stands — namely, 
Cleveland and Hill — fails to work by reason of death, revolt, or any of 
the many things that may occur between now and convention time. 
The Colonel has on his mantelpiece the old clock ^^hich is the sole 
piece of furniture that was in the public rooms of the White House 
during Lincoln's administration. President Arthur took a fancy to it 
and had it in his bedroom for three years. The room occupied by 
Colonel Lamont was Lincoln's private office and cabinet during the 

'j6. Dr. John F. Lockwood is enjoying a lucrative practice in 
Batavia, Illinois, and for the past year has had charge of the Kane 
County Hospital 

'81. Henry H. Taylor occupies offices at 15 State street, New 
York City. 

'82. Frederick D. Van Wagener is a member of the law firm of 
Piper & Van Wagener, Kenyon Block, Fulton, New York. 

'85. William Munsell has left the N. Y. C. k H. R. R. and is 
now with the Bank of Buffalo, Buffalo, New York. 

'86. William P. Landon is studying law in Schenectady, New York. 

'88. Martin P. Swart, formerlv a member of '88, is now in the em- 
ploy of H. S. Barney k Co., of which firm his father is a partner. 


'48. The Rev. Milton Waldo, D.D., is preachingat Winter Haven, 

'56. The Rev. Archibald M. Shaw is now located at Spencertown, 

'57. The Rev. Arthur T. Pierson, D.D., of Philadelphia, is one of 
the editors of a Missionary Review of the World. It is undenomi- 
national, international and independent The first number appeared 
in January, 1888. 

'69. The Rev. Martin D. Kneeland, D.D., of Freedonia, N. Y., 
has received a call to the Presbyterian Church in Titusville, Pa. Last 
year the degree of D.D. was conferred upon him by the college. 

'69. Dr. Selden H. Talcott, who is superintendent of the State 
Lunatic Asylum at Middletown, was in New York the other day. He 


is one of the leading experts in insanity in this country. Dr. Talcott 
is deeply interested in a bill introduced in the Assembly on Tuesday, 
ostensibly for the amelioration of the condition of insane patients, to 
a clause in which proposing a jury trial to determine whether a person 
shall be committed to a lunatic asylum he is strongly opposed. 

'72. The Rev. Seward M. Dodge has removed from Santa Rosa to 
Fulton, CaL 

'73. John £. Massee, of Saratoga Springs, N. Y., was one of the 
thirty-eight successful candidates for certificates out of one hundred 
and eighty teachers who took the examination directed by Hon. A. J* 
Draper, State Superintendent of Public Instruction. 

'79. The Rev. B. Fay Mills, the noted evangelist, will hereafter 
assist the Rev. George F. Pentecost, D.D., editor of Wards and 
Weapons, as assistant editor. 

'83. George H. Roger graduated from the Medical Department of 
the University of New York, March 7th. 

'84. Chester Donaldson is principal of the West End School, New 
York City. His address is 113 West 71st street 

'84. Louis A. Scovel, M.D., has removed from Cazenovia to 
Boonville, N. Y., where he will continue to practice his profession. 

'85. Plato T. Jones has recently been called to the position of Pro- 
fessor of Hebrew in the Seminary at Tokio, Japan. 


'51. The Rev. Franklin B. Doe, formerly of Dallas, Texas, now 
preaches in the Olive Branch Church at St Louis, Mo. 

'56. The Rev. Hiram C. Haydn, D.D., who has had a successful 
career, both in the pulpit and as an author of religious books, has 
been chosen President of Adelbert College, East Qeveland, Ohio. 

'78. L. Whitney Searle is found at his law and investment office. 
No. 100 Broadway, New York City. 

'80. Charles A. Sawyer, a successful attorney in Meridan, Conn., 
has been elected Vice-President of the Young Republican League of 

'81. Henry R Russell, formerly of New York Sun, has accepted 
a position on the editorial staff of the Providence Journal. 

'82. George V. Camp, of Watertown, was married on February 
23d to Miss Elizabeth Francis Knowlton. 

'82. Professor Frank L. Nason, formerly connected with the Troy 
Polytechnic Institute, has resigned his position to accept an assistant 
professorship of geology, at Rutgers College. He is also engaged on 


the New Jersey State Geological Survey and in the Adirondack Survey. 
Professor Nason recently paid a visit to his Alma Mater and entertained 
the boys at the Chapter-house with his interesting stories of college days. 

'83. William T. Jerome is now deputy-assistant to District- Attorney 
Fellows of New York City. 

'85. Charles H. Fessenden, M.D., is engaged in the practice of his 
profession at Manchester, N. H. Office, 1017 Elm street 

'85. Herbert G. Mank spent the day of prayer for colleges in Amherst 
as the representative of the Amherst graduates in the Andover Theo- 
logical Seminary. 


'69. The Rev. Josiah Strong, D.D.,who is General Secretary of the 
National Evangelical Alliance, and who has had much to do with 
shaping its work, was present at the Washington Conference in Decem- 
ber last, where he presented the subject of methods of co-operation in 
Christian work. 

'72. The Hon. Charles R. Grant is the nominee of the Republican 
party of Summit County, Ohio, for his third successive term as Pro- 
bate Judge. He is universally conceded to be the ablest judge ever 
npon that bench in the history of the county. 

'78. The Rev. Henry T. McEwen was lately installed Pastor of the 
Fourteenth Street Presbyterian Church, New York City. 

'74. Charles W. Foote represents at No. 117 Public square, Qeve- 
land, Ohio, the interests of The Sprague Electric Railway and Motor 

'80. Henry H. Hosford, formerly instructor in the preparatory 
school, Hudson, Ohio, is now Professor of Latin in the University of 
Nebraska, at Crete, Neb. 

'84. James F. Cross, formerly of the '86 nine of Yale College, has 
recovered from the injuries received by a fall from his horse. He is 
missionary to the Indians at Ahoe, Dakota Territory. 


'57. The Hon. William J. Corthell, a member of the examining 
committee of Colby, is principal of the Normal school, Gorham, 

'57. The Hon. Jonathan G. Soule, of Waterville, Me., died on the 
1st day of January, 1888, of heart disease. He was a teacher and 
afterwards a successful attorney. 

'63. The Rev. William R. Thompson has resigned the pastorate of 
the l^ptist Church in New Ipswich, N. H. 


'79. Charles F. Warner, Professor of Chemistry and the Sciences in 
the State Normal School at Farmington, Me., has prepared a little 
pamphlet for the use of teacher and pupils, containing experiments 
and notes showing the effect of alcohol upon the system. These ex- 
periments will doubtless prove a great help in the work, as will the few 
blank pages to be filled by the pupil with his inferences and observa- 

'81. Asher H. Barton died in Yankton, Dak., on the iSth of March, 
of consumption. He was educated at Cobum Qassical Institute, at 
Colby University and at Harvard Law School. On the completion of 
his education Mr. Barton removed to Dakota, where, after being ad* 
mitted to the bar, he entered the law office of the Hon. Bartlett Tripp, 
CdBy, '61, now Chief Justice of the Territory. Mr. Barton was well- 
known and highly respected in Kennebec County, Me., and his many 
friends there will sincerelv mourn the untimely close of a life from 
which much was expected. 

'81. Alfred H. Evans is instructor in Greek at Cushing Academy, 
Ashbumham, Mass. 

'81. The Rev. Fred. M. Preble, who was assisting the Rev. T. F. 
White, of Bath, Me., has returned to Vermont 

'82. Hubert A. Dennison is manager of the Tremont Glee Club, 

Boston, Mass. 

'82. The Rev. Frederic W. Farr, pastor of the Baptist church in 
Biddeford Me., preaches every Sunday afternoon at North Kennebunk- 

'83. Charles H. and George W. Hanson, are attorneys at number 
150 Devonshire street, Boston, Mass., under the firm name of Hanson 
Sc Hanson. 

'83. Charles S. Richardson is President of the State Normal School 
Madison, Dakota. 

'83. George W. Smith has opened a law office in Duluth, Minn. 

'85. Frederic A. Snow. To Mrs. Snow, at Newton, Mass., March 
28th, was bom a daughter. 

'86. Seldom R Overlock is teaching at South Hope, Me. 

'87. Holman F. Day has resigned his position on the Fairfield 
{Me,)/ournaJ; he is now engaged in editorial work in the publishing 
house of L I. Smith & Ca, Bangor, Me. 

'87. Charles £. DoUey is engaged in business in Waterville, Me. 

'87. Eugene N. Jewelt has gone to Colorado, in the interest of the 
Equitable Life Assurance Society of New York. 

'87. Joel F. Larrabee, Jr., has bought an interest in the drug busi- 
ness of H. R Tucker, Waterville, Me. 


'87. Charles C. Richardson is teaching school at Wayne, Me. 

'89. William C. Sheppard has temporarily suspended his studies at 
the Boston University Law School to accept a position on the editorial 
staff of the Waterbury, Conn., Daily Republican, 


'57. George Truesdale is practicing law at 444 Power's Block 
Rochester, N. Y. 

'63. Jacob A. Hoeckstra, after a long contest, was elected Police 
Commissioner, in R^hester, N. Y., the other candidates retiring. 

'63. Rossiter Johnson's, name appears among the contributors to 
the first volume of Appleton's '' Cyclopedia of American Biography.'^ 
Messrs. Ticknor & Co., of Boston, are about to publish Mr. Johnson's 
"Short History of the War of Secession," which appeared in The Ex- 


'68. The Rev. David Crosby has become a teacher in the Indian 
University, Muscogee, Indian Territory. 

'75. The Rev. Theron Cutwater, pastor of the East Baptist Church, 
of Elizabeth, N. J., has resigned, and will take a new pastorate in 
Washington, D. C. He is to preside over a mission connected with 
the Calvaiy Baptist Church of that city. 

'81. John A. Barhite was recently married to Miss Augusta A. 
Coleman of Rochester, N. Y. Mr. Barhite is a well-known member of 
the Monroe County Bar, and Mrs. Barhite has a wide circle of friends. 

'83. Frank W, Foote rejoices in the birth of a son. Mr. Foote 
who is at present Principal of the Cawnpore Memorial School, Cawn- 
pore, India, has entered the Methodist ministry. 

'84. Elmer E. Williams was recently ordained pastor of the Baptist 

Church, Dover, Del. 

'86. Edward F. Parsons, who has been at work in the South in the 
interest of the Sherwin — Williams Paint Company, of Cleveland, 
Chicago, and New York, is to continue in the employ of the above firm 
for another year. 

'87. Arthur L. Benedict, has just graduated having completed a 
course in medicine at the Buffalo Medical School. 

'87. Herbert A. Manchester is studying at the Auburn N. Y. Theo- 
logical Seminary. 

'87. Cortlandt R. Myers, has entered the Rochester Theological 
Seminary. He has been conducting a series of special religious services 
at the Lake Avenue Baptist Church in Rochester, N. Y. 

'87. Frederick A. Race has been appointed Professor of Latin in 
DeLand University, Fla. 

'89. Isaac L. Adler, is completing his course at Harvard. 



'68. Alfred E. Higley, resides in Castleton, Vt, where he owns 
*' Bingo " Farm, one of the finest in the State. 

'69. The Rev. Martin E. Cady is now stationed at Rockford, 111. 
He received this appointment at the last meeting of the Rock River 
Conference, held in October. 

'69. The Rev. Rufus C. Flagg, D. D., is pastor of the Congrega- 
tional Church at Fair Haven, Vt, where he has preached since i8do. 

'70. Martin E. Severance is a civil engineer at Lisbon, Dakota. 

'71. The Hon Walter E. Howard, late U. S. Consul at Toronto, 
Canada, is devoting himself to literary pursuits at Castleton, Vt 

'73. The Rev. George W. Brooks is pastor of Congregational Church 
in Charlestown, Mass. 

'75 The Rev. Lyman D. Bragg, is at present pastor of the M. £. 
Church at Milford, Mass. 

'76. Edward H, Baxter, M. D., still practices his profession at 
Hyde Park, Mass. 

'76. Curtis G. Farwell, has resigned his position as the principal of 
Black River Academy of Ludlow, Vt, and has become a member of 
the banking firm of Harry P. Stimson & Ca, Kansas City, Mo. Mr. 
Stimson is a member of the MiddUmry Chapter, Qass of '77. 

'75. The Rev. Horace P. James is preaching at Cooperstown, 

'80. Hazen M. Parker has a flourishing law practice in Minneapolis, 

'84 The Rev. J&nies Ten Brocke, a recent graduate from the 
Rochester, N. Y., Theological Seminar}', is now preaching in Syracuse, 
N. Y. 


'60. The Rev. John W. Beardslee, D. D., has returned from Col- 
orado, where he has spent the last six months, much improved in 

'63. The Rev. Charles H. Pool, President of the Fraternity in 1863, 
has removed from Raritan, to Somerville, N. J., having b^;un his 
work as Secretary of the Boaird of Domestic Missions of the Reformed 
Church in New York City. He was married on March a 2d, to Miss 
Lizzie Eddowes, of Raritan, at that city. 

'64. The Rev. Thomas W. Jones has resigned the pastorate of 
Hope Church, Holland, Mich. 


'69. The Rev. William Elliot Griffis, D. D., delivered at Yale Theo- 
logical School, New Haven, March 3d, 9th and 15th, a course of three 
lectures on '* Japan as a Missionary Field/' treating of the Govern- 
menty Social Organization and Religions of the Mikado's Empire, 
which have received the highest praise from the Fa/e News, the daily 
paper published by under-graduates of Yale University. Dr. Grifhs is 
well known as a writer of Japanese text- books and political, social and 
educational writings and publications on subjects connected with the 
Japanese Empire. 

'72. The Hon. George H. Large, of Hunterdon County, was the 
very popular President of the New Jersey State Senate during its last 

'74. The Hon. Ephraim Cutter represents Middlesex County in 
the New Jersey Assembly. 

'75. The Rev. John P. Searle lectured in Somerville, N. J., recently 
on his last summer's trip abroad. 

'75. James G. Sutphen is meeting with deserved success as Pro- 
fessor of Latin in Hope College, Mich. 

'76. The Hon. Foster McG, Voorhees is a member of the New 
Jersey Assembly, from Union County. 

'78. The Rev. William H. Scudder is pastor of a flourishing church 
in San Francisco, Cal. 

'79. Seaman Miller, Esq., was counsel for the Church of the Holy 
Trinity^ New York City, in the action begun in the United States Cir- 
cuit Court by the Government against the church, to recover a penal^ 
for the violation of the Contract Labor law in agreeing, while the Rev. 
E. Walpole Warren was in England, to engage his services as minister. 
The suit was begun to test the scope of the law. 

'79. The Rev. Cornelius Schenck, Pastor of the Trinity Reformed 
Church at Plainfield, N. J., was married on January 25th^ at Roxbor- 
ough^ Pa., to Miss Sarah £. Williams. 

'79. George Van Derveer, Esq., of Somerville, N. J., was married 
in St Mary's Church, Mott Haven, N. Y., on February i6th, to Miss 
Emma E. Peters. 

'80. Bevier H. B. Sleght, of 29 Chestnut street, Newark, N. J., 
was, at the thirty-fourth annual meeting of the New Jersey Homoeo- 
pathic Medical Society on May 1st, elected Recording Secretary. 

'82. A. Britton Havens moved on May ist to 18 Wall street. New 
York City, where he will continue to practice his profession, that of an 
attorney and counsellor at law. 

'87. Harry J. Marsh has recently gone to Buffalo, N. Y., in" the 
employ of the Lehigh Valley Railroad Company. 



'64. Colonel }• Albert Monroe, of Providence, R. I., has latelf 
constructed a system of water-works for Bismark, Dakota. 

'70. Professor Elisha B. Andrews, LLD., of Brown University, 
lectured at Ithaca, N. Y., February i8th, in the physical lecture-room, 
before the Faculty and students of Cornell University on the Silver 
Question. Professor Andrews advocated as an improved monetary 
system that a Government Commission, composed of responsible and 
trustworthy men, should make a study of the prices of staple commer- 
cial commodities and decide upon what articles should be taken to 
make a composite standard of value. The commission should make 
a table of those articles and decide upon what the correct aggregate 
price ought to be, upon the basis of past prices. Then theGoverment 
ought to issue money, both gold and silver on their convertible certifi- 
cates in such quantities and in such a way as to be able to inflate or 
contract the volume readily and keep the aggregate price of the com- 
posite standard always the same. Cornell University is at present on 
the lookout for a professor of political economy to fill the chair made 
vacant by the resignation of Professor Henry Carter Adams, and it is 
said that Professor Andrews' name will come before the Board of 
Trustees in June, as a desirable candidate. 

'73. William V. Kellen, Esq. , has been appointed Reporter of Decis- 
ions for the Supreme Court of Massachusetts by Governor Ames. Mr. 
Kellen was bom in Truro in 1853. He was graduated at Brown Uni- 
versity in 1873 and at Boston University Law School in 1876, studying 
with Hon. Henry W. Paine and R. D. Smith, Esq. After admission 
to the Bar, Mr. Kellen was for about three years Assistant Reporter of 
Decisions, and has since devoted himself largely to law literature. 
He edited the seventh edition of "Parsons on Contracts," and two 
years ago issued Kellen's ''Index Digest to the Massachusetts Re- 
ports," a most thorough and exhaustive work, which has won golden 
opinions from Bench and Bar. In 1886 he was appointed by the 
Governor to prepare a new index to the Public Statutes, a work which 
will issue from the press in about a month. The nomination meets 
the most cordial approval of both Bench and Bar. 

The supplement to the "Massachusetts Digest," by William V. Kel- 
len, embodies the decisions contained in Volumes CXXVIII to CXLIV 
Massachusetts Reports, bringing the work down to date. The earlier 
supplement collated by C. F. Williams, has been incorporated, and in 
analysis of topics, and in the arrangement and form of the sub-titles, 
the system followed in the Digest has been held to. The book is one 
of those volumes indispensable in a lawyer's library, and it is made 
with care and precision. [Little, Brown & Company, publishers: 


'77. George O. Ward graduated with honors from the Harvard 
Medical School last year. He will practice his profession at Worces- 
ter, Mass. 

'80. The Rev. Wesley L. Smith and Miss Hattie L, Swan were 
married, February 20th, in Providence, R. I. 

'81. Charles C. Mumford, has' removed to Buffalo, N. Y., where 
he will engage in the practice of law. 

'82. Stewart Chaplin has taken law oflSces at 40 Wall street, New 
York City, N. Y. 

'83. Alfred W. Anthony intends to take a two-years' tour for study 
in Europe. 

'83. Moses C. Gile is an instructor in Greek at Phillips Academy, 
Andover, Mass. He is married and is a father. 

'83. William £. Simonds has received the degree of Ph.D. from 
Strasbourg University. 

'84. Augustus £. Scoville has finished his course at Newton as 
student at the Theological Institute, and has accepted the pastorate of 
the Second Baptist Church of Dover, N. Y. 

'84. George A. Tyzzer is principal of the Grammar School at South 
Natick, Mass. 

'84. George B. Wakeman is teaching in a German-American pri- 
vate school in New York City. Address 221 East i8th street 

'Sj, Walter C. Bronson, alternate poet for the next Delta Upsilon 
Convention, has gone to Minnesota, and has been lecturing to work- 
ingmen on political economy, in St. Paul and Minneapolis. Address 
1 3 East 8th street, St Paul, Minn. 

'87. Frank S. Dietrich is an instructor in Latin and elocution in 
the Ottawa, Kan., University. 

'87. William W. Wakeman supplies the pulpit occasionally at the 
Baptist Church, Westerly, R. I. 


'72. The Rev. George T. Dowling, D.D., received a D.D. from 
his Alma Mater last Commencement On the first Sunday in Septem- 
ber he delivered his tenth anniversary sermon as Pastor of the Euclid 
Avenue Church of Cleveland, O. The membership has increased from 
two hundred and seventy-five to six hundred and fifty during his pas- 

'75. Henry C. Lyon has successfully conducted, during several years, 
the Lake Mirror House, at lake Placid, N. Y., in the Adirondack region. 


'76. The Rev. A. Wayland Bourn has resigned the pastorate of the 
West Thirty-third Street Baptist Church, of New York. He has ac- 
cepted the call of the Baptist Church at Gloversville, N. Y., one of the 
most important churches of the State. It has six hundred members 
and is ready and willing to become larger. Gloversville is a groin^ing 
and busy town and there is little doubt that Mr. Bourn will do much 
towards building up a large church. 

'76. The Rev. Charles A. Nichols, wife and children, sailed on the 
steamer Germanic, of the White Star line, from New York, November 
1 6th, en route for Rangoon, British Burmah. Mr. Nichols has recently 
been appointed President of the college at Rangoon, and will enter 
upon his duties immediately upon his arrival 

'80. Professor Thomas F. Hamblin is making an extended toar of 
Europe. He spent several weeks in both Rome and Paris. 

'81. The Rev. Donald D. MacLaurin, of Minneapolis, Minn., has 
been granted an assistant, Mr. D. H. Leland, a member of the present 
Senior class at the seminary at Morgan Park, 111. 

'81. Professor Charles W. Sheldon took the chair of Greek in Col- 
gate Academy this fall He is the eighth Delta U. on the Faculty of 
Madison University. 

'83. Professor Ralph W. Thomas, of the Albany, N. Y., Academy, 
has been made a sub-master. He will hereafter have charge of the 
entire work of the first class except Latin, and of the work in English 
and elocution of the second class. 

'84. Theodore B, Caldwell, Pastor of the Fifth Baptist Church, 
Milwaukee, Wis., was ordained June 30th. He was graduated from 
the Hamilton Theological Seminary last June. 

'84. Duey L. Martin, Pastor of the Baptist Church at Castile, N. Y., 
was ordained in September, 1887. The Rev. William H. Maynard, 
D.D., Hamilton^ '54, preached the ordination sermon. 

'84. The Rev. £. Otheman Smith has been recently settled in Wau- 
watosa^ Wis. 

'85. Thomas C. Ely, Jr., M.D., of Philadelphia, Penn., was mar- 
ried on Wednesday evening, November 9th, at the Fifth Baptist 
Church in Philadelphia, to Miss Anna P. Cromwell of that city. 

'85. Professor Fred. M. Loomis has become principal of the High 
School at Oneida Community. He was married to Miss Villette Davis, 
of Mexico, N. Y., June 30th. 

'86. Professor Edward V. Fletcher, who soon after his graduation 
accepted a position in Worcester Academy, Worcester, Mass., has 
lately left that place and is now in Jackson, Miss., where he is teach- 
ing and supplying a church. 


'86. Fred. C. Graves, graduated from the Medical Department of 
the University of New York, March 7, 1888. 

'87. Owen Cassidy is studying law at Havanna, N. Y., and is in- 
structor in elocution at Cook Academy. 

'87. William H. Cossum, Edward M. Je£fers and Oscar R. McKay 
have entered the Hamilton, N. Y., Theological Seminary. 

'Sj. William F. Langworthyis Professor of Latin and Mathematics 
at Keystone Academy, Factoryville, Pa. 

'87. Fred, W. Rowe is studying law in the office of Morris & Pur- 
cell, Brooklyn, N. Y. 


Honorary Henry M. Baird, D.D., Ph.D., LL.D., Professor of 
Greek in New York University, has been appointed Professor of Greek 
In Union Theological Seminary, N. Y. 

'71. Prof. Borden P. Bowne, LL.D., delivered an address before 
the Phi Beta Kappa Society in New Yoric City on the evening of Feb- 
ruary 20, 1888. 

'71. Prof. A. S. Isaacs, Ph.D., editor of I^e Jevoish Messenger^ 
preached at Greenpoint, L. I., February 26th, at a special service held 
to celebrate the feast of Purim. 

"Among the objections alleged against Judaism," he said, ''are 
first, that it is an old faith. Nowadays we need a new, fresh, attract- 
ive faith. Everything changes. We fly where our fathers walked. 
Hefice, it is urged, our religion should change in the same way. The 
fact is, age is no proof of decay, but a system which has outlived whole 
centuries has vitality still. In summer time we seek the shelter of a 
tall, ancient elm, not a sapling of a year's growth. And Judaism is 
just such an old tree, with abundant sap and shade. It has the snow 
of centuries about it, but the heat of youth, and it teaches its adher- 
ents to see truth and inspiration, not in the past alone, but in every 
current of the present that inspires to helpful living. 

' ' Another objection is its alleged narrowness. There are some Jews 
who are narrow, but their education, not Judaism, is to blame. The 
true Jew is broad and liberal. It was the foremost Jewish thinker of the 
Middle Ages, Maimonides, who acknowledged that the Christian and 
the Moslem do God's work. The keynote of rabbinism is that the 
pious of all nations have a share in future bliss. And the Psalmist, 
when he asks, ' Who will ascend God's holy hill and abide in his 
tabernacle ? ' answers, ' The man of pure heart and clean hands ' — not 
, ew or non-Jew, rich or poor, cultured or ignorant And that view is 


The post-graduate course in Hebrew at the University, under Dr. 
Isaacs, has resulted successfully. An editorial in 7^ Unwersify Quar* 
terfysAj^: "The plan adopted is that of systematic readin^rof the 
Hebrew text, critically examining all the words and clinching its 
peculiar idioms — grammar being noted by the way." Dr. Isaacs is 
well fitted to fill this chair, being a man of broad culture and of 
advanced and profound thought. Shortly after his graduation he 
spent four years in Germany, studying Jewish theology, and (at the 
University of Breslau) German philosophy and Orientalia. 

'7a. William H. Atwood, C. £., has been until recently engaged in 
the construction of the Chatauqua Lake Railway, and is still living at 
Jamestown, N. Y. 

'73. John G. Van Home, C. £., has lately returned from a 
"sojourn of nearly two years in the worst State of this country-^ 
Arkansas," where he has been constructing one hundred miles of rail- 
road and building one hundred and sixty bridges. The line nm 
through the bottom lands of the eastern part of the State, and there 
was considerable risk in living in such an unhealthfiil climate, Mr. 
Van Home's partner, Mr. Sullivan Haslett, died about a year ago. 

'73. The Hon. Hans S. Beattie, Surveyor of the Port of New York, 
is S^retary of the New Amsterdam Club. 

'78. William C. Doscher is one of the leading manufacturers of 
looking glasses, picture frames, etc., in the country. He has a large 
store at 33 and 35 First street, New York City, and is building a large 
ftctoiy on 14th street near the East River. 

'78. Robert H. Marrener is an assistant engineer in the employ 
of the Southern Pacific Railroad. He is at the end of the track and 
mail reaches him vul Fresno, Cal. 

'79. James D. Ferris is book-keeper for the Bosh Hill Iron Works, 
Philadelphia, Pk. His home is now in Wenonah, N. J. 

'81. Cephas Brainerd, Jr., was elected a delegate from the Third 
New York District to the Republican County Committee at a primary 
held March 2, 1888. 

'81. Henry H. Dawson has law ofiSces at No. 750 Broad street, « 
Newark, N. J. 

'81. William H. Hillman is actively interested in church, mission, 
school and Y. M. C A. work in Williamsburgh, N. Y., and is also 
devoting time to the promotion of the third party as a member of the 
Young Men's Prohibition Club. 

'84. Charles A. Bash, D.D.S., is practicing his profession at 136 
Hewes street, Brooklyn, N. Y. 



'69. The Rev. George F. Behringer has resigned his pastorate in 
Brooklyn, N.T., to accept a professorship in the Hartwick Theological 
Seminarj. Mr. Behringer founded the church in Brooklyn (Grace- 
Luthem Church, on Rodney street) about four years ago. 

'72. The Honorable David Starr Jordan was elected alumni^ 
trustee of Cornell University at the last annual election. 

'73* George E. Patrick is at Cornell for a few weeks, taking a short 
course in agricultural chemistry. 

'74. The Hon. Charles D. Baker, of Coming, N.Y., has removed 
to New York City with his family. He has opened a law office at 54 
William street 

Mr. Baker is a Vice-President of the Westside Republican Club» 
New York City. 

'74. Of Professor John C. Branner, recently appointed State 
Geologist of Arkansas, the Arkansas Gazette says: 

*' Being a man of science, Professor Branner has kept up with the scientific 
societies and at present is a member of the following societies: Fellow of the 
American Association for the Advancement of Science, Member of the American 
Philosophical Society, American Institute of Biining Engineers, Boston Society of 
Natural History, New York Academy of Science, Indiana Academy of Science 
(Vice-President), Honorary Member of the Instituto Archeologico of Alajoas, Bra- 
zil, Corresponding Member of the Sociedade Auxiliadora, of Pernambuco, and vari- 
ous other domestic and foreign societies. 

*< In addition to this he holds the degrees of Doctor of Philosophy from the 
University of Indiana and Graduate in Natural History from Cornell University. 
From the foregoing it can easily be seen that the man who is to have charge of this 
important State enterprise has had an abundance of practical experience in the 
field and as a teacher; and, what is more, he has the &culty of bdng able to write 
his ideas well, and to give splendid descriptions of what he has seen in the field. Aa 
an author he has obtained quite an enviable reputation and has fathered many 

** His publications consist chiefly of various reports made to the Brazilian 
government upon the geology of that country. The reports were accompanied by^ 
geological maps and drawings. The following is a partial list of his works: 

** * Topographical Maps of the Anthracite Regions in the Vicinity of Scranton,. 
Pa.,' to be published in the forthcoming reports of the Pennsylvania survey. 

" * The Glaciations of the Lackawanna.* 

•* 'Wyoming Valley,* published in the Proceedings of the American Philo^ 
sophical Society, Philadelphia. 

" < Record and Notes Upon the Glacial Strise Observed in the Lackawanna. 
Valley,* published by the Lackawanna Institute of Science. 


'* * The Thickness of the Ice During the Glftcial Epoch in Northwestern Fenn- 
ftylvania,' published in the American y our rud of Science, 

(* < Geographical and Geological Explorations in Brazil/ published in the 
American Naturalist, 

** * Rock Inscriptions in Brazil/ published in the American Naturalist. Sec- 
ond edition of the above republished at Pemambuco, Brazil. 

** * The Course and Growth of the Fibro-vascular Bundles in Palms;* aa origi- 
nal investigation. Publbhed by the American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia. 

** * The Pororoca, a Bore of the Amazon/ published in Science 2Si6. republished 
in separate form by Rand, Avery & Co., Boston. 

'* ' Report to the United States Entomolog^ist upon Cotton in the Empire of 
Brazil, * published by the Department of Agriculture, bulletin No. 8. 

'* * Observations upon Lisects Affecting Cotton in Brazil,* published in report 
of the United States Entomologist Commission. 

** * Geological Map of Indiana,' in the mtemational colors. 

<* < Topographical and Geological Map of Bloomington, Ind., and vicinitjr. ' 

" * The Geology of the Sergipe-Alagoas Basin of Brazil.* 

*' ' Notes Upon a Native Brazilian Language,* published by the American Ai- 
wciation for the Advancement of Science. 

** * The Cutaceous and Tertiary Formation of Brazil.' 

«« « The Formation of Geodes.' 

*' * Additional Notes on the Lantern Fly/ published in the proceedings of the 
>7ew York Academy of Science. 

*' ' The Flexibility of Itacolumite,* published in the American Naturalist. 

** * The Reputation of the Lantern Fly/ published by the American Naturalist. 

*< 'Notes for Science Upon Inoculation for Yellow Fever,* * Batrichichthjrs,' 

** ' The Railways of Brazil,' an article appearing in the Railway Age. 

** He continues to follow his literary pursuits and is now a contributor to the 
American journal of Science^ American Naturalist^ Science, and is editor of the 
Portugese portion of the Polyglot and the Portugese dictionary." 

'75. Jared T. Newman, Ph. D., is meeting with marked success 
as a lawyer in Ithaca, N. Y. The Ithaca Journal of recent date 
mentions the fact that Mr. Newman had, during the past year, gained 
every case tried. 

'80. Professor William Trelease has recently edited a "Revision of 
North American Linaceae." Mr. Trelease is at present Professor of 
Botany in the St Louis, Mo., Academy of Sciences. 

'82. Norton T. Horr, now the junior member of one of the lead- 
ing law firms of Cleveland — Boynton, Hale k Horr — published last 
summer a law book on "Municipal Police Ordinances," which is 
having a good sale. 


'83. Harry N. Hoffman, as secretary of his class, is busily engaged 
in making preparations for a five-year reunion of the class, to take 
place during Commencement week, 1888. 

'85. Charles £. Curtis is at his home in Danby, N.Y. 

'87. Fred W. Hebard is taking a post-graduate course at Cornell. 

'87. Charles W. Horr, Jr., has been traveling in the South during 
the fall. 

'87. George M. Marshall is Professor of English Literature and 
Oratory in the Shattuck High School, Faribault, Minn. 

'87. James £. Russell is teaching in Pottstowu, Penn. 

'87. Albert R. Warner is in the First National Bank, Cleveland, O. 

At the banquet of the Northwestern Cornell Association, given 
at the Richelieu Hotel, in Chicago, on February 24, 1888, Delta 
Upsilbn was well represented; nine out of the forty-nine present being 
Delta U.'s. The Hon, Thomas Worthington, Jr., '73, was chosen 
President of the association for the ensuing year, while rrofessor John 
C. Branner, '74, gave an able response to the toast. Alma Mater, The 
other Delta U.'s present were President David Starr Jordon, '72, of the 
Indiana State University; the Hon. James O'Neil, '71; William H. 
French, '73; Ernest R.Copeland, '75; Frank O.Young, '76; Frank Cary, 
'81; Allyn A. Packard, *^t. 


'54. The Hon. Alfred T. Goshom was married on January 30th to 
Miss Mary Louise Burgher, of Clifton, O. The ceremony was per- 
formed in the Calvary Church, by the rector, the Rev. Douglas For- 
rest Although no invitations were sent out, the beautifully decorated 
church was filled with^e friends of the bride and groom. 

'74. Francis E. Andrews has left Charlestown, Ind., where he has 
been principal of the public schools for twelve years, in order to occupy 
a similar position at Jeffersonville, Ind. 

'74. Frank A Layman, formerly situated at Sandusky, O., has 
removed to Pittsburg, Pa., where he is connected with the DaUy 

'74. The Hon. Sidney Ridgway, the late Mayor of Marietta, O. , 
was married recently to Miss Medilla Yarnell, of Senecaville, O. Miss 
Yamell is the daughter of Professor J. M. Yarnell, of Coshocton, O. 
Mr. Ridgway and wife have been spending the last few weeks in Mari- 
etta, but expect soon to move out West, where he will engage in the 
banking business. 


'75. The Cincinnati Commercial GazeUe of Janaary aist sajrs: "The 
Rev. John Rusk, Ph.D., Pastor of the Sixth Presbyterian Church, has 
been earnestly called to the Fifth Avenue Church, of Columbus, O. This 
is a new and very promising organization. Dr. Rusk and his wife go 
there to-day to pass the Sabbath and take a survey of the field. Should 
he decide to leave Cincinnati, he would be greatly missed in this 
city." Since then Brother Rusk has accepted the call to Columbus, 
where, we doubt not, he will meet with greater success even than 
at his late charge in Cincinnati. 

'76. Richard G. Lewis, editor of the Scwfo (Ohio) Gazelte, gives his 
Alma Mater a column of effective advertising. This is a good way to 
aid Marietta. 

'79. Joseph W. Mougey is principal of Baldwin Seminary, Bald- 
win, La. 

'81. Charles. G. Slack is a successful assayer at Kokomo, CoL 

'81. William H. Slack, who accepted a position with a real estate 
and banking firm in West Superior, Mich., some months ago, has had 
a severe attack of sickness. He came home to Marietta a few weeks 
ago in a very low condition, but at present has so far recovered his 
health as to be able to return to his business. 

'81. Walter W. Woodruff is on a ranch at Island Station, Colorada 

'84. The Rev. Daniel D. Davies accepted a call a short time ago 
to the Congregational Church at Samanank, Illinois, where he now 

'87. Fred £. Corner, who is farming at Comerville, is a frequent 
visitor at the college, coming in to attend the chapel lectures, etc. 

'87. Edward B. Haskell was one of the deligates from the Oberlin 
Theological Seminary to the Young Men's Christian Association Con- 
vention, held at Canton, O., in February. Brother Haskell devoted 
his spring vacation to missionary work at a stone quarry not far from 
Oberlin. His labors seem to have been remarkably blessed, and have 
resulted in quite a number of conversions. 

In a late number of the Oberlin Review he has an article entitled 
"Chauncey Depew and Henry George," in which he censures Mr. 
Depew severely for certain statements he has made about Mr. George, 
and upholds the doctrine of the latter. 

The following Alumni visited Marietta at the recent Centennial 
celebration: Frank P. Ames, '77; Charles H. Bosworth, '77; Charles 
L. Dickey. '77; HarleyJ. Steward, '78; William G. Sibley, '81; Charies 
G. Slack, '81; Harold Means, '85; and Charles S. Mitchell, '86. 



'76. John T. Roberts, who for the past ten jrears has been assist- 
ant editor of the Nortkem Christian Advocate^ is studying law with 
Goodelle & Nottingham in Syracuse, N. Y« 

'77. Professor Newton A. Wdls, has received an order from the 
gradating class of Drew Theological Seminary to paint the portrait of 
the late Bishop Janes, which is to be a memorial gift by the class to* 
that institution. 

'78. The Rev. James E. Ensign, formerly principal of Ives Semi- 
nary, Antwerp, N. Y., is now engaged in raising fands for erecting 
Y. M. C. A. buildings in the West He also conducts a real estate- 
business, with headquarters at Omaha, Neb. 

'79. The Rev. James W. A. Dodge has returned to Liberty, N.. 
Y., where he has lately been holding successful revival meetings. 

'79. The Rev. Edmund B. Gearhart is superintending the re- 
building of his church at Troy, Pa. 

'79, The Rev. Dr. Charles W. Rowley has nearly completed his. 
new church at Hoosic Falls. 

'80. Martin R. Sackett is editor of the Northern Leader^ pub- 
lished at Gouvemeur, N. Y. 

'82. Dr. William C Kitchen, late Professor of English Language- 
and Literature in the Anglo- Japanese University, Tokio, Japan, is ex- 
pected to arrive in Syracuse, with his wife and children, about May 
25th. He will take a two years' course in Johns Hopkins University, 
and will continue his residence in America. Dr. Kitchen recently- 
issued, through Mauya & Company, the Harper Brothers of Japan, 
''An Outline Sketch of the History of the English Language. He 
has also consented to edit a four-volume series of Classical English 
readers for the firm of Mauya k Company, at a salary of $1,200. 

'82. FroL Nicholas*Knight,Professor of Natural Science at Cazeno- 
via Seminary, N. Y., has just completed his post-graduate course in ge- 
ology for the degree of Ph.D. Professor Knight was married on August 
nth to Miss Anna M. Andas, of Oneida, N. Y. He recently refused 
a very flattering offer of a position in Japan. 

'83. The Rev. Samuel F, Beardslee, formerly pastor of the M. E^ 
Church, Camillas, N. Y., has been transferred to Lysander, N. Y, 

'85. Professor Henry Allen Peck, who has been Instructor in Math-^ 
ematics in Dickinson Seminary, Williamsport, Pa., for the past two 
years, is now on the Faculty of Syracuse University, as Adjunct Pro- 
fessor of Mathematics, with charge of the new Holden Observatory. 

'85. Professor Frank H. Wood, formerly of Granville, N. Y., i» 
now principal of Yates' Union School, Chittenango, N. Y. 

'86. The Rev. Milton N. Frantz, of Kansas City, Moi, has been 


obliged to give up his charge on account of ill health, and has returned 
to the East. Only a few months before his departure, he dedicated 
his new church, costing $38,000 and built upon a $21,000 lot 

'86. The Rev. Frederick B. Price, of Kansas City, Mo., is happy 
over a little girl that arrived in his family on December 17th. 

'87. J. Sidney Bovingdon has charge of the business of Ginn & Co, 
in Iowa, Missouri, Kansas and Nebraska, with headquarters at Chica- 
go instead of at Kansas City, as formerly. 

'S7. The Rev. Walter S. Eaton, of Beckett, Mass., has been obliged 
to give up preaching for the present on account of a trouble with his 

'87. Charles X. Hutchinson is engaged as general missionary in 
the State Sunday School work. His address is Binghamton, N. Y. 

'87. George W. Kennedy is principal of the Union School at Fort 
Ann, N. Y. 

'87. Emmons H. Sanford, Josiah H. Lynch and DeWitt S. Hoo- 
ker, have all remained in S3rracuse, N. Y. Mr. Sanford is studying 
law with the firm of Knapp, Nottingham & Andrews; Mr. Lynch is pre- 
paring for the ministry at St Andrew's Theological Seminary; and Mr. 
Hooker is clerk in his father's office. 


'82. Jacob E. Reighard is Acting Professor of Zoology in the Uni- 
versity of Michigan. Mr. Reighard was married soon afler college 
closed last June. 

'84. Henry D. Burnett is Business Manager of the incandescent de- 
partment of the Thompson-Houston Electric Light Co. His address 
is Lynn, Mass. 

'84. Charles W. Carman is teaching with Brother Greeson, '79, in 
the Grand Rapids, Mich., High School. 

'84. William G. Clark has resigned his professorship in the School 
of Mines, RoUa, Mo., to accept the position of Assistant City Engi- 
neer of Toledo, O. 

'85. Robert N. Burnett is a special reporter on the New York Sun. 

'85. Nathan D. Corbin is teaching mathematics in the High 
School at La Porte, Ind. 

'86. Fred C. Hicks is principal of the La Porte, Ind., High School. 

'87. Arthur L. Benedict is studying medicine in the Buffalo, N. 
Y., Medical College, and is assistant to the Professor in Physiology. 

'87. Clarence Byrnes is Assistant Business Manager of the Ban- 
croft Publishing Co., San Francisco, Cal. 



'8 1. The Rev. John C. Butcher was married to Miss Ada Proctor, 
in Bombay, India, January 4> 1888. 

'82. The Rev. Robert H. Pooley, Pastor of the Trinity Methodist 
Church, Chicago, was, on account of sickness, granted a two months' 
leave of absence, and is now in the South, where his health is rapidly 

'84. The Rev. Leon E. Bell stopped over a day at Evanston, dur- 
ing the spring vacation, and made the boys a pleasant call. He was 
on his way to Colorado to visit relatives. 

'84. Charles G. Plummer was made Captain of the Amateur Ath- 
letic Association of Chicago, 111., on March 28, 1888. 

'87. Hugh D. Atchison gave an organ recital at Galena, 111., on 
March 29th. He has also given several recitals before intimate 
friends which have been very successful. He expects to enter Johns 
Hopkins University in the fall, and will take a post-graduate course in 
histoiy and political economy. 


'83. The Rev. Augustus M. Lord is pastor of a church in 
Aiiington, Mass. 

'83. Heinrich C. Bierwirth resides at Andover, Mass. 

'84. Hollis Webster, since the fall of 1885, has been teaching in 

the school of Messrs. Brown & Nichols at Cambridge, Mass. He is 
to be addressed at 17 Dix street, Dorchester, Mass. 

'85. Robert S. Bickford is a teacher in a private school in Boston. 
His address is 13 Temple place, Boston, Mass. He is also employed 
by L. T. Field & Co., 7 Exchange place. 

'85. Mr. George W. Rolfe, son of Mr. W. J. Rolfe, the Shakspeare 

editor, has been elected a foreign member of the Berim Chemical Society, in ac- 
knowledgment of work done m the chemical laboratory of Harvard College last 
S*ar. A paper prepared by him in connection with Professor C. L. Jackson on **A 
ew Method for the Quantitative Determination of Hydroxy]," has been published 
in Berlin, and also in the ** Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sci- 
ences." Mr. Rolfe graduated at Harvard in 1885, and took his degree of A. M. 
there in iSS6.^/larp^*s IVetk/y. 

'85. Joseph A. Hill is a post-graduate at Johns Hopkins Univer- 

'85. Harry Clifford Wood is practicing law with the firm of Piatt & 
Bowers, 54 William street, New York City. He lives at the Delta U. 
Club House, 8 East 47th street, and has lately taken charge of the 
Alumni Department of the Quarterly. 

'86. William F. Osgood is in Gottingen, Germany, engaged in 


mathematical investigation, having taken the Harris fellowship of 

'87. Henry W. Bean is pursuing his studies at the Harvard Law 

'87. Howard H. G. Bingham is banking in Kansas City, Mo. 

'87. Wilton L. Currier is in the Boston University Law School 

'87. John H. Gray has been appointed an instructor, and takes 
Assistant-Professor Laughlin's place in the political economy depart* 
ment Mr. Gray is taking a post-graduate course in the University. 

'87. Frank N. Nay is taking a course at the Boston University Law 

'87. Arthur H. Osgood is at the Harvard Medical School, in Bostoii« 

'87. James H. Robinson is taking a number of courses in the post- 
.graduate department of the University. 

'87. Elwood G.Tewksbury is studying theology at Hartford, Conn. 

'87. George H. Tutde is a student in the Harvard Medical 

'87. Frank Vogel is instructor in modem languages at a private 
school in Billerica, Mass. 


'86. William A. Lydon received the post-graduate degree of 
Mining Engineer on June 23d. 

'86. George A. Ruddle, tutor of mathematics and physics at Sel- 
wyn Hall, Reading, Pa., is engaged for the summer as first assistant 
in a preparatory school at Shelter Island, L. I. 

'87. Benjamin A. Cunningham is in the employ of the Lehigh 
Valley Railroad Company. He is on the engineering corps situated 
at Wilkesbarre, Pa, 

'S7. John M. Howard is in the office of the Assistant Engineer of 
the Pennsylvania Railroad, at Harrisburg, Pa. 

'87. Charles P. PoUak is engaged as engineer on the survey of 
West Bethlehem, Pa. 

'87. Otway O. Terrell is employed by the Pennsylvania Steel 
Company at Steelton, Pa. 

They Like Pie. — "College boys must be very fond of pastry," re- 
marked Mrs. Snaggs. 

"I suppose they are," replied Snaggs, " but what made you think 
of that ?" 

"Well, the newspapers speak of one of their societies. It is called 
the Kappa Pi. But for the life of me, I don*t know what kind of pie 
that la/'—PiU$htrg Chronicle. 


















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The Delta Ufsilon Fratbrnity, founded as the Social FRATXUfmr in 
Williama College, November 4, 1834. 

The LI Vth Annual Convention of the Fraternity will be hdd with tiie Adeibtrt 
Chapter, at Cleveland, O., October 24th, 35th, 26th, 1888. 

The oflkers are: 

Honorary Prisidknt - Hon. William Bross, WUHams^ '38. 

AcnvB Prbsidbnt - - Rev. Arthur C. Ludlow, AdeHirt, '84. 

First Vice-President . - Norton T. Horr, Cornell, '82. 

Second Vice-President - Hon. Randall J. Condon, Colby^ "86. 

Third Vice-President - - Evan H. Hopkins, Adelbert, ^ 

Secretary .... Albert J. Phinney, Adelb*rt^ '90. 

Treasurer .... Jay W. Somerville, Syracuse^ ^90, 

Orator .... Rev.GeorgeT. Dowling,D.D., A^^mi, '72. 

Poet Winthrop B. Chamberlain, MUkigaH^ *84. 

Historian • . • . Charles B. Pabker, M.D., Rochester^ '74. 

Chaplain .... Rev. Henby M. Ladd, D.D., BUddUhny, '72. 

Libbabian .... Edwabd H. Bbush, Calum^ia, *87. 

the executive counciu ^SmL 

Otto M. Eidlitz, Cormll, *8i i^^ 

Chablbs E. Hughes, Brcwn^ *8i 1889. 

Fbbdebick M. Cbossett, New VtrJk, '84 1889. 

Alonzo M. Mubphey, AmJUrstt *87 1889. 

Henby E. Schell, New York, *88 1888. 

WiLUAM J. Wabbubton, Columbia^ '90 1888. 

&vrW«rK— Fbbdebick Melvin Cbossett, Box 2887, New York, N. Y. 

the alu&cni infobmation bubbau. 
Address all communications to Box 2887, New York, N. Y. 

the quinquennial catalogue. 
William Sheafe Chase, Brewm^ *8i, EdUor^in-Ckie/. 
Now ready for delivery. Price, in doth, I3.50; morocco, $6.50. 


Now ready for delivery. Price, in cloth, I1.65, by mail. 


THE DELTA UPSILON QUARTERLY is conducted by a board of editors 
elected annually by the Fraternity Convention. Its aim is to further the interests 
of the Fraternity, and provide a medium of communication between its members. 
Contributions to its pages and items of interest to the Fraternity are solicited from 
friends. Alumni and under-graduates. 

The price of subscription is two dollars per volume. 

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

To Advertisers. — Contracts for advertising will be made on these terms: Pre- 
ferred space, one page, |6o, four issues; one*half page, $40. Ordinary space, 
one page, I50, four issues; one-half page, I30. 

All communications should be addressed to the 


Delta Upsilon Quarterly. 


Albert Warren Ferris, M.D., New Yari, '78. 

Vol. VI. JULY, 1888. No. 4. 


Michigasis contribution in the last Annual to the discussion of the 
Fraternity-extension question, seems to an onlooker a wise and just 
statement of the whole matter. Cautious external advancement, 
coupled with constant internal development, is a creed on which ad- 
herents to each side of the question can agree. Considered in the 
light of the Fraternity's history, however, the assertion that internal 
development has preceded extension seems to be quite true. Yet that 
there has been a reflex action seems to be equally true. The strong, 
healthy growth in the number and quality of its chapters that has been 
the prime feature of the Fraternity life since the establishment of the 
Narihwestem chapter is for the most part due to the formation of the 
Executive Council in 1879. The latter move may be said to mark a 
turning point in the history of Delta Upsilon. Consider the £icts : In 
1879 the number of chapters in the Fraternity was fifteen. Of these 
four were in New England, seven in New York and one in New Jersey, 
and there were but three in the whole country west of New York and 
south of New Jersey, Ohio having two of those and Michigan the third. 


Since the establishment of the Executive Council, one dead chapter — 
WaHiams — ^has been revived and nine strong and lusty new chapters 
have been added, two in Massachusetts, one in New York, three in 
Pennsylvania, and one each in Indiana, Wisconsin and Illinois. If 
the direction of this growth indicated anything, it is that future exten- 
sion must be toward the West and South. To all who believe the 
banner of Delta Upsilon is broad enough to cover all sections, this 
prospect causes no fear. If any fraternity can afford to be known as 
a national fraternity, it certainly is ours. We have been classed among 
the so-called Eastern fraternities too long already. 

But there is another side to this picture. While the institution of 
the Executive Council was the immediate cause of this gradfying 
growth, the infusion of this new blood has quickened the whole life of 
the Fraternity. I do not say that these fresh, young chapters are di- 
recdy responsible for all the changes and improvements in Fraternity 
management during the past eight years, but that they are indirectly 
responsible for many of them I do affirm. Every birth of a new 
chapter gives rise to new conditions which must be met by new 
methods. Moreover, there is always to be taken into account that in- 
definable sense of pride that comes with a consciousness of growth. 
Let a man train ignorantly in a gymnasium and not grow appreciably 
and he soon becomes discouraged. But let him be given intelligent 
direction and become assured that his muscles are increasing and his 
enthusiasm becomes unbounded. So the addition of a new chapter to 
a fraternity acts as a tonic to every other chapter and gives an impetus 
to many a progressive scheme. 

Judicious extension means progress, and progress includes, to mj 
mind, judicious extension. 

The growmg tendency of Delta U. conventions to pass votes 
touching the general relation of chapters to the Fratemi^ must soon 
prompt an epitomizing of these injunctions for the benefit of 
chapter officers. At present the only recourse in a matter of doubt is 
to hunt through back Annuals for expressions of the Fraternity senti- 
ment on the point 

That these resolves are occasionally violated unintentionally is, 
therefore, not a matter of wonder. True wisdom, however, would 


dictate an official collection of these resolves in convenient form and 
their publication in the Quarterly. 

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When the topic of " Campaign Work" is again assigned for pre- 
sentation at Convention, the Union chapter might well be called upon 
to detail its methods. In common with many Delta U. alumni, the 
writer has been watching our Union brethren with some degree of 
anxiety, which was happily relieved by the glorious termination of last 
fall's campaign. But now it is in order to ask^ how in the world four 
men, bucking against seven other fraternities, could capture five Fresh- 
men out of a class of twenty-one ? "Upon what meat does this our 
Union chapter feed that she is grown so great?" The accomplishment 
of such a feat certainly marks old Union as one of the liveliest of our 
chapters, and indicates a vitality that is more than gratifying. Con- 
gratulations to our venerable sister chapter I 

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Any one who has carefully examined the '84 Quinquennial has 
doubtless been early made aware of the lack of a comprehensive sum- 
mary of the history of the Fraternity as a whole. Of historical mate- 
rials there is a plenty; but it is my personal experience that even after 
several perusals of the historical matter, one still has an inadequate 
conception of the relation to each other of important steps in the 
Fraternity history. There seems to be a lack of perspective, so to 
speak. When, therefore, the editors of the next Qmnquennial begin to 
consider the matter of improvements on the admirable volume of '84, 
it is to be hoped that this lack will not be overlooked. A pithy, con- 
cise, but complete story of the Fraternity's fifly-five years of life will 
form the most fitting introduction to the '89 Quinquennial^ which is 
naturally expected to be something remarkable in its way. ^^4, 

Editor. — Here is something that is interesting in the D. K. 
E. Quarierly : 

Exchange EnrroR, frompily, — ^What paper is it cribbed from ? 


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

Commencement week is over, and college closed for the year. Id 
looking over our record during the past year, each of us, individually, 
can feel that he has done his duty both to himself and to the chapter 
At the close of last year our chapter was in rather an enfeebled condi- 
tion ; we had lost five men out of nine, leaving us but four — two Sen- 
iors and two Juniors — with which to conduct the fall campaign for 
Freshmen. Our prospects then were not of the most promising kind, 
but through the unceasing efforts of our Senior members we initiated 
six good men. The work done during the year has been both profit- 
able and pleasurable, our new members have taken hold with a true 
Delta U. spirit, and in time are destined to bring honor to the Frater- 
nity. Our weekly meetings have been fully attended and much inter- 
est has been shown in all the literary exercises. In class elections we 
have received no ofiSces, but this is due, not to the fact that our fel- 
lows are unpopular, but rather because we have refused several veiy 
good offices, preferring to wait until next year. At Commencement 
both of our Seniors, Brothers Kennedy and Winans, were stage men; 
and Brother Winans was also chosen to Phi Beta Kappa. Brother 
Fairgrieves took the Latin prize. Brother Flanigan took the Junior 
Oratorical prize, and Brother McDonald took the Military prize. Onr 
Alumni banquet this year was more largely attended than it has been 
in years, and, with the exception of the spread itself, everything passed 
off very pleasantly. Dr. Webster, our new President, was inaugurated at 
Commencement, and the effect of his inauguration is already seen in 
the number of new men registered Our chapter outlook for the 
coming year is very bright indeed ; and we trust that in our next letter 
we will be able to tell you that our success this fall has been fully 
equal to that of last 

Fraternally, Charles H. Flanigan. 

litters from chapters. 249 

Delta Ufsilon House, 
Amherst College, Amherst, Mass. 

Dear Brothers: 

The Amherst chapter is rejoiced to be able to report another year 
of prosperity. We have continued our record in scholarship and in 
literary matters, and, in addition, have taken a great step forward in 
the relative social standing of our chapter. We gave three receptions 
during the past year, and though they were, of course, expensive 
affairs, we feel that the outlay was fully repaid in the impetus we ac- 
quired toward better things. Our chapter-house is certainly a source 
of pride and gratification to us all. Since the advent of the Massachu- 
setts Central Railroad, we have had the best location in town. A new 
depot has been built, within a stone's throw of our domicile, and 
every stranger, who comes to town, sees as the first object that meets 
his gaze, our chapter-home and the wide lawns around it 

The society system at Amherst has been materially changed by the 
advent of a new firatemity, which makes the ninth Greek-letter chapter 
in a college which numbers only three hundred and fifty students. The 
societies average in membership a little over thirty. Under the new 
system, almost the whole college will be fraternity men, or else the 
older and stronger societies will have to content themselves with smaller 
delegations. Phi Delta Theu is the name of the new chapter. Its 
membership is taken almost exclusively from two classes. Their mem- 
bership is made up of men whose tastes and characters are largely 
divergent They are mostly poor men, and while this is nothing against 
them, it constitutes the main reason upon which we base a prophesy 
of failure, it being very expensive to maintain a chapter here in good 
style. They have any amount of unorganized opposition to contend 
with, as their installation here means, naturally enough, harder and 
increased campaign work on the part of the other fraternities. They 
have as yet received no formal recognition beyond the permission re- 
ceived from the Faculty. The most important development in this 
unperfected innovation is that the non-society men recognize the effi* 
ciency and merit of the society system. 

Fraternally and sincerely, 

William E. Clarke, Jr. 

35^ dblta ufsilon quaktkrlt. 

Dklta Upsilon Hall, 
Adklbsrt College, East Cleveland, O. 
Dear Bsothsrs : 

The Ade&eri chapter joins with her sister chapters in their mutual 
fraternal greetings at the end of another prosperous year in the Frater- 
nity's history. 

At the beginning of the present year we numbered twelve, but close 
the year with eleven members. Our chapter still maintains her high 
position among the six societies represented in Adelbert In scholar- 
^ip she ranks well ahead of all the other fraternities. In sports our 
record is but medium. We have four men on the collie nine, but 
our athletes were sadly deficient on Field day, capturing only a couple 
oi first prizes,! believe. 

Delta Gamma has died out here, owing to the policy of the col- 
lege of excluding women in the future. Phi Gamma Delta will prob- 
ably become extinct next year, as two of its members were graduated in 
June, while the third and last, who is now a Junior, is nothing of a 
fraternity man. 

Alpha Delta Phi graduated one of its three members ; it will, un- 
•doubtedly, make a strong endeavor to rebuild next fall ; we wish it 
success. Delta Kappa Epsilon graduated one man, and its Junior lefl 
<x>llege, leaving two others to raise it out of the mire. The chapter 
iias been working strenuously all year for men coming in next fall, and 
it is unquestionably owing to his fraternity labors that the Junior 
-" Deke*' had to leave college this June. BeU Theta Pi has worked 
industriously and has met with good success. It graduated two men 
and will return eight or nine next term. Delta Tau Delta worked 
hard for men this year, but only secured one for some reason or 
other. It graduated two men and will return four. 

Adelbert College is now open to male students only, although the 
young ladies still in attendance will be allowed and expected to grad- 
iuate. Dr. H. C. Haydn, president of both the college and Western 
•Reserve University, is accomplishing a great deal for all the depart- 
ments of the university. He has founded a ladies' college, to be main- 
lined, as is understood, by the trustees of Adelbert until some one 
.^hall see fit to endow it to an extent which shall make it self-sustain- 
dng. A large brick house, with beautiful surroundings and directly 
adjoining the college campus, has been rented for the present, and 


will be opened in the &1L In this project President Haydn has the 
support of all the lady principals of Cleveland's private boarding- 
schools, and the Facalty of Adelbert have volunteered their instruction 
until the new corps of teachers can be completed. There has also 
been incorporated into the university the Cleveland Conservatory of 
Music, which has a national reputation, and the Qeveland Art School, 
which has acquired for itself a good standing throughout the northern 
part of Ohio. 

The college now has a gymnasium of which it may reasonably feel 
proud. Two new chairs have recently been created, and have already 
been filled with men of marked records. The prospects for an unusu- 
ally large entering class next fall are very good, and Delta Upsilon 

hopes for her share. 



Dklta Upsilon Hall, 
University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wis. 
Dear Brothers : 

We, from the West, send you all hearty fraternal greetings. A 
college year ended leaves us with warmer feelings for Delta Upsilon 
and a closer interest in her welfare than we have ever known before, 
and among our pleasantest anticipations for the year to come are those 
which concern our Fraternity. 

As the most Western chapter of Delta U. we seldom have oppor- 
tunity of meeting with members of other chapters. It is for this reason 
perhaps that we remember with so much pleasure the visits of Brothers 
Caldwell, Madison^ '84, of Milwaukee; Smith, Madmn^ '84. of Wau- 
watosa; and Ridgeway, of Northwestern, '91. 

Delta U. has a number of alumni in this city and our efforts to 
interest them in our wel&re have been quite successful. With one or 
two exceptions they have all shown that they still retain lively recol- 
lections of Delta U. and its fraternal bond. 

We have also from time to time made more or less effort to enlist 
Delta U.'s throughout the State in our behalf We have written to most 
of the younger men at the opening of each year, and have received 
from many hearty encouragement 


On the whole we feel very well satisfied with our three years' pro- 
gress. Each year we have found that material gains have been made 
in one direction or another. We are emboldened to hope that we 
will so continue. 

Other Greek-letter societies here suffer their usual ups and downs. 
Delta Tau Delta has just been added to the list, making nine in all. 
The inter-fraternity relations are, we think, on the whole more cordial 
than in former years. The foolish and childish barriers of prejudice 
and clique-hostili^ are breaking away although slowly, and the fra- 
ternities stand towards each other on a more reasonable and mora! 
footing than for several years. Delta U. is little concerned in all this, 
however, except in so far as college students, we are glad to see a 
growth of good feeling. Our membership is of men quite unlike the 
majority of fraternity members here, and so there is less room for ill- 
feeling, as we work on different lines with different ambitions. It has 
been die constant policy also of our chapter to enter college society as 
individuals and not as a clique or Action. 

Not seeing ourselves as others see us, it is rather difficult for us to 
know quite where we do stand in the estimation of the college at large. 
We hope, however, and believe that the faculty and the students respect 
us as students and gentiemen. We have certainly not yet been called 
upon to defend or palliate the actions of any one of our members, and 
for this we are heartily glad, as we have had occasion to observe among 
the societies here how easy it is to make mistakes in the choice of men. 
We trust that the care and good fortune which has protected us thus 
far from such mistakes will be equally effectual in the future. 


Edward M, Winston. 

DsLTA Upsilon House, 
Columbia College, New York, N, Y. 
Dear Brothers : 

The third anniversary of our foundation has brought to a close 
another successful college year, and with fresh laurels in every phase of 
college life added to those already won, and with joyous hopes for the 
future, Cobimbia sends greeting to her sister chapters. 

At our first chapter-meeting last fall, at the residence of Brother 
Eytinge, '87, we found there were but six under-graduates to bear the 


burdens and responsibilities of CoiumUa chapter, and without a home, 
— the New York Delta Upsilon Club not having yet secured quarters. 
However, strengthened by the help and encouragement of our broth- 
ers of '87, for which we can never cease to be grateful, we resolved 
to work hard to place Delta U. among the foremost of fraternities at 

Now, among the ten fraternities at college, we stand third in 
point of members, with twenty-one under-graduates, three post-grad- 
uates, and fourteen men in the professional schools. All of the new 
men are of sterling character, chosen with proper regard to their intel- 
lectual, athletic and social abilities, and have formed a most harmoni- 
ous &mily during the past year. The &ct that our new home has been 
with the Delta Upsilon Gub of New York, in their handsome 
club-house, has been of the greatest value to us ; the graduate broth- 
ers have given us all possible sympathy and encouragement, apd 
participated in our meetings and initiation exercises with the greatest 
zest and interest* 

In contrast to our ten men in '87, we graduated but two with the 
class of '88, but they were among the best known and most popular 
students in college. With banner-bearers of such recognized charac- 
ter and ability, our Fraternity has taken a prominent place in Columbia, 
and in the coming year we will endeavor to maintain our standard of 
excellence, and to hold the position we have won. We are already 
sure of several good men in the next Freshman class, and earnest work 
in the fall will probably give us as large a delegation as we wish 
from '93. 

During the year we have greatly enjoyed the several initiations, at 
which alumni of many different chaptera have assisted, as well as the 
club house-warming, when the stirring words and glowing enthusiasm 
of the speakers infused afresh the spirit of Delta U. into our hearts. 
But the greatest occasion for the chapter was the large and successful 
musicale and dance on May i6th. The club parlors were handsomely 
decorated with flowers and plants, and filled with ladies. The mu- 
sical programme was well sustained, Otto M. Eidlitz, Comtli, '81, ren- 
dering a violin solo in excellent style. The humorous songs of J. Har- 
ker Bryan, New Fork, '86, were also highly appreciated. Afterwards 
the brothers and their guests indulged in the usual terpsichorean and 
gustatory exercises with great apparent enjoyment 


OohimUa chapter sends her heartiest greetings to oar new sister of 
Pennsyhama, with best wishes for her prosperity. Oar repreaentative 
at the initiation exercises described the ''Babies" to as in the most 
enthusiastic terms, and surely after so auspicious a beginning, the life 
of the new chapter cannot but be successful 

Separating now for the summer, many of our members are eagerly 
anticipating a few weeks of unequaled pleasure at the Delta U. camp 
at Lake George, where they hope to meet brothers from many collies 
under the same hospitable roof of canvas. 

The hard work that we have had to perform and the many difficul- 
ties we have encountered have only bound the brothers of CohmMi 
chapter more firmly together, and now that success is assured, we are 
looking forward to another college year with the fullest measure of 
hope and of enthusiasm for Delta Upsilon. 


William J. Warburtok, '90. 

Delta Upsilon Hall, 
Tufts Q)llkgs, College Hill, Mass. 
DsAR Brothers : 

Delta Upsilon at Tu/is has just finished her second year, and has 
good reasons for feeling proud of the record she has made. 

At the very outset we were recognized as equals by other societies 
of twenty years' standing, and have ever since been respected by them. 

Owing to the property, in which our rooms were located, changing 
hands, we were without a hall for several weeks during the early spring, 
being obliged to meet at one another's rooms. After considerable 
investigation, however, we obtained a room at West Medford — ^the 
same room, by the way, that another of our societies, which shall be 
nameless^ was unable to hire. Although it is not quite so near as the 
old hall, we think it will be more convenient, as we can patronize the 
trains when it is too cold or stormy to walk. 

In general college matters we take a prominent part 

Frank W. Durkee, '88, captain of the college nine for the last 
season, in some unaccountable way secured one of the very best teams 
we have ever had, out of what everybody thought was poor material. 
Heretofore it has been the custom to hire outside players, generally a 


batteij; bnt Brother Durkee proved beyond the shadow of a doubt 
that a winning team could be made up of college men exclusively. 

At the recent election of Tu/ioman editors we obtained four. Thi» 
is the same representation as we had last year. 

The class of '90, profiting by the experience of former classes, has 
already elected its editors for next year's annual Brother Sewall wa» 
elected editor-in-chief and Brother Pettingill one of the associate 

In musical matters we are second to none. There are three Delta 
U. men on the Glee Qiib. Brother Robertson sings second tenor in 
the quartette. 

The College Orchestra is practically our own. R F. Cunning^uun^ 
'91, first violin and leader; W. F. Sewall, '90, first clarionet; A. G» 
Pettingill, piano. The flute and second clarionet players are non- 
society men, while the cometist is hired, there being none in college. 

Walter B. Eddy, '89, conducted the annual series of Gymnasium 
parties much more successfully than they have ever been before. The 
College Orchestra furnished music. 

At the annual Prize Speaking, William C. Snow secured the first 
Sophomore prize. 

It will be noticed that in literary matters no two positions are filled 
by the same man ; and in music only one figures in both Glee Club 
and Orchestra. We have not merely a few capable men ; but many 
who are woithy of the trusts imposed upon them. 

A year ago, when the graduating class went out, we thought we 
had lost the backbone of our chapter; but we set ourselves to work 
and secured good men, who, even now, are filling positions of trust 
Next fall we shall know how to go to work. We have no fears for the 
future. This year we lose seven men, all but one charter members. 
I said lose, but it is not so ; for wherever they may be they will be 
earnest workers for the I^fls chapter of Delta Upsilon, following the 
happy example of those who have gone before them. 

Fraternally, Willis F. Sewall, '90. 

Did your son graduate with high honor in his class at college, 
Mrs. Porkine? 

Mrs. Porkine, 0/ Chicago — ^Yes, thanks to his perfect health, he 
was the valehtdmarian. 


There are twelve Greek-letter societies in the University of North 

The Annual State Convention of Phi Gamma Delta was held at 
Hanover, IncL, May 17th and i8th. 

The Gamma Phi chapter of Phi Gamma Delta was established 
April 13th at the Pennsylvania State College. 

Phi Gamma Delta entered Cornell as the Kappa Nu chapter, on 
the 14th of April, with twelve charter members. 

Delta Tau Delta in June entered the University of Wisconsin with 
four charter members— one Senior and three Freshmen. 

Kappa Alpha Theta, a ladies' society, has appeared in Knox College, 
Galesburgh, 111., to rival Pi Beta Phi, if possible. 

Southwestern University, Georgetown, Tex., has removed the ban, 
and the field is open to the fraternities. — Chi Phi Quarterly. 

Delta Tan Delta has so legislated that she can never again ** lift " 
a man from another fraternity. — Phi Gamma DeUa Quarterly, 

Chi chapter of Delta Kappa Epsilon (Universi^ of Mississippi) 
has within its ranks enough musicians to compose a string band. 

Allegheny's young ladies rejoice in the establishment of a chapter 
of Kappa Kappa Gamma. The charter members are five in number. 

Psi Upsilon has a chapter-house at Rochester. Alpha Delta Phi 
will move into one this fall, and it is probable that Delta U. will do 
the same. 

It appears that no history of the fraternity of Delta Tau Delta has 
appeared since one was written by a member of 'jj and published in 
the Crescent, 

Professor Van Dycke, who takes charge of the new course in elec- 
tricity in Rutgers College, is a graduate of Rutgers chapter of Delta 
Kappa Epsilon. 

Phi Delta Theta at Lehigh talks of building a chapter-house sooil 
Theta Delta Chi has rented a large building iu South Bethlehem, and 
fitted it up as a chapter-house. 


Two annuals are published by the students of Knox College ; one 
by the fraternities, called the Gale, the other by the anti-fraternity 
students, called the Pantheon. 

Fraternity life at Brown University is particularly enjoyable. There 
is great unanimity in the reports from different chapters there of life 
and energy and enthusiasm. 

Asheville, N. C, is the place, and August 14th is the time an- 
nounced for the next Grand Chapter of the Sigma Nu Fraternity. The 
Swannanoa Hotel is to be headquarters. 

There is a "barb" organization here that trains men from the first 
day they come to college to fear the Greeks. — Illinois Wesleyan Corre^ 
spondent of Phi Gamma Delta Quarterly, 

The Epsilon chapter of Phi Gamma Delta, at the University of 
North Carolina, has procured the former chapter-house of Zeta PsL 
The latter intends building a new house soon. 

It has been rumored and denied that Kappa Alpha Theta will next 
fall enter the University of Wisconsin with a chapter established from 
the members of the class which will then enter. 

The first annual banquet and conference of the chapters of Delta 
Tau Delta in Indiana was held at Irvington, Ind., April 13th, under 
the management of the Butler University chapter. 

The "Delta Qub" of Phi Gamma Delta became an entity on the 
20th of April. It has the house in East 49th street in New York City 
formerly occupied by the defunct "Columbia College Club." 

The Delta Gamma Convention of 1888 met on April nth at 
Evanston, 111. About sixty delegates, visiting and official, were pres- 
ent A charter was granted for an Alumni chapter at Cleveland, O. 

The Sigma Phi Club of New York City removed to 9 East 37th 
street in May. The new club-house is commodious and convenient, 
and handsomely furnished. The opening supper was eaten on the 
evening of May 29th. 

Sigma Nu contemplates an attempt to place a chapter at Yale^ ar- 
guing of the possibility of success from the asserted facts that there are 
but 435 Greeks to 800 non-society men, and that Alpha Delta Phi has 
renewed her chapter without difficulty. 


Instructor C. £• Adams (Bowdoin, Delta Kappa Epsilon) proves 
^eiy efficient and popular in his new position as Director of the Gym- 
nasium at Colby University. He follows in many important respects 
the methods of Dr. Sargent of Harvard. 

Beta Theta Pi has distinguished herself in her own peculiar manner, 
this time by the initiation of an expelled member of Phi Kappa Psi. 
Last year it was an ex-Phi Gamma Delta whom they chose. — Phi 
Gamma Delia Correspondeni/rom Indiana Unioersify. 

Ex-United States Senator Benjamin Harrison, Republican candidate 
for the Presidency of the United States, is a graduate of Miami Univer- 
sity and a member of Phi Delta Theta. Senator Harrison's law partner 
is William Henry Harrison Miller, a Delta U. from Hamilton Collie. 

I. C Sorosis (Pi Beta Phi) has added another to her list of chap- 
ters. With five charter members the Michigan Beta was established 
at the University of Michigan on the 7th of April. It is reported that 
each member of the chapter has an office, and some have two offices. 

A sad series of events has occurred in the University of Kansas, 
Lawrence, Kan. Typhoid fever appeared in a college club; and, of 
four Sigma Nu members of this club who contracted the disease^ one 
has died. The other sufferers were obliged to leave college for the 
remainder of the year. 

The society system in Sheffield is radically opposed to the Academic 
system, and although there is a great difference of opinion as regards 
the comparative merits of the two systems, the society men of Sheffield 
indorse almost to a man the course system in vogue there, and regard 
it as most near the ideal — Faie Horoscope. 

A Fraternity annual was about to make its appearance here, but 
on account of the disposition of certain fraternities to gain entire con- 
trol and ignore equal representation of the other fraternities, it died 
an early death. May it rest in peace and the lamentations of the Betas 
and Phi Deltas cease. — Kansas Correspimd€nt Phi Gamma Delia. 

" The nines of the Alpha Delta Phi and the Zeta Psi played an in- 
teresting game yesterday afternoon on Holmes. The former nine 
marched to the field headed by a brass band, and their opponents 
came later following a piano-oigan. After the game, the nines and 
their supporters marched through the yard." — Harvard Cnmson,/une 


The restrictions placed apon Amherst stadents who receive scholar* 
ships are as follows: Every recipient must sign a document saying 
that he has not entered a billiard room, except in our gymnasium, 
during the term, nor used tobacco, nor drank liquor as a beverage, nor 
paid any money as tuition for dancing, and must also send in a signed 
account of his expenses during the year just passed. — Era^ 

''The Madison University Gospel Band," consisting of Brothers 
Sholar, '89, Divine and Warren, '91, has gained quite a celebrity 
among several churches in New York State. Though our brothers 
only began this work the present year, they have been already very 
successful. We report with pride the efforts of our brothers in pursu- 
ing such a work and in making it such a marked success. — PM Kappa 
Psi Shield. 

The Pan-hellenic banquet last term was the best ever held here, 
there being present four of the Faculty, who are fraternity men, some- 
thing unheard-of in the history of the college. Those present were 
Dr. F^yne, Professor Austin, Dr. McCabe and Professor Davies, all of 
whom were, of course, called on to speak, and each responded with a 
very neat address. — Ohio Wesleyan Unroersiiy Correspondence of Chi 
Phi Quarterly. 

The address of President Eliot on ''Public Opinion" to the stu- 
dents at Harvard produced a profound effect The president clearly 
brought out the evils that exist at Harvard and the means of doing 
away with them. * * ^ The president is strongly in fiivor of doing 
away with the barbarous and childish initiation of Delta Kappa Epsilon. 
He expressed himself so emphatically that some radical change is 
expected in the organization of that wxiety.^^Cincinnali Qmmercial 

For "ways that are dark," Kenyon has no superior. Since last 
issue oi Rainbow two more men have been lifted from Theta Delta Chi; 
this time by Pdi Upsilon. The action is not generally regarded with 
disfavor, however; circumstances were such as almost to justify the 
deed. Fraternity spirit at last is becoming better. The one discordant 
crowd has finally brought disaster on its own head — Delta Kappa 
Epsilon has been taught a lesson. ^Kenyon letter to The Rainbow of 
Delta Tau Delta. 

j6o dxlta upsilon quartxrlt. 

As of old, Iphigenia was sacrificed on the altar of her kinsman's 
lost and passion, so now in the nineteenth centuiy the Adelbert girls 
must be sacrificed on the altar of the prejudice and narrow-mindedness 
of a dozen collie trustees; the whole summed up in the somewhat 
obscure name " Expediency.'' — Addberi Correspondence o/Anchonu 

On the evening of January 24 th, Hiram C Haydn was formally in- 
augurated as President of our University and College, at which time 
he announced that the trustees of the University had determined to 
permit no more ladies to enter our college, but rather establish a sep- 
arate institution equal in all respects to Adelbert for them. We have 
the building provided, some of the professors, and are now looking 
about for a suitable lady to act as dean for our sister college, which 
shall open next fall. As the opinion has gone forth that our trustees 
are opposed to the higher education of women, we make these few 
remarks to show that such is not the case. — Phi Gamma Delta Quarterly. 

Since our establishment in 1884, New York Beta has been asso- 
ciated with Delta Kappa Epsilon in the publication of the Syracusan. 
Of late our associates have taken upon themselves undue authority, 
and have made themselves disagreeable in many ways. Seeing that we 
could not work well together, and that a separation was desirable, we 
secretly and quietly made arrangements to go on theiV%z&5. No small 
excitement was created, when it became known that we had severed 
our connection with the one and made those with the other without 
the knowledge, or even suspicion, of our partners. The UhtDersify 
News, an eight-page, bi-weekly publication, is now issued by Phi Kappa 
P^i and P^ Upsilon, and, although less than' a year old, has the largest 
circulation of the three papers now published. — Syracuse Correspondent 
Phi Kappa Psi Shield. 

One of the very freshest rumors is that the trustees are thinking of 
moving the college to some other city in Ohio. Springfield, it is said, 
wants it, and offers large inducements. Toledo is also mentioned as 
making advances, which no doubt will make Springfield ashamed of 
herself, and Fostoria presents herself as a rival for the honor, offering 
1300,000 and twenty acres of choice land, besides every other advan- 
tage, natural and acquired, to be found anywhere. Whatever truth 
there may be in these various reports, there is no immediate danger 
that either Springfield, Toledo or Fostoria will become the seat of this 


university, but that Delaware, the beautiful little "City of Churches," 
will lay foremost and strongest claim to the gratitude of the managers 
if ever the question of removal comes up for serious consideration. 
The fact, however, that preparations for building the new gTmnasium 
have been ordered discontinued may have more significance in it than 
is generally known. — Ohio Wesieyan correspondence of the RaMow of 
Delia Tau DeUa. 

Following a college tradition of many years' standing, about three 
hundred Yale students assembled upon the college campus this even- 
iog to celebrate the death of the old Sophomore societies. Beta Pn and 
Omega Lambda ChL Headed by a brass band they passed around 
the campus cheering each college building and singing the old Sopho- 
more society songs. A visit was made to the President, and the pro- 
ceedings ended with a rush between the Sophomores and Freshmen 
which looked for a time as if it might assume dangerous proportions. 
The tumult was speedily checked by members of the Faculty. — New 
York Twtes, Afay 22d. 

Judging from chapter correspondence, the " Dekes" must be 
dangerous social rivals in some colleges. Eta and Lambda write re- 
spectively : 

*' At the first german of the season four ' Dekes ' were present, one 
of whom is considered one of the best dancers in college. For fear of 
misapprehension, the writer would like to state for the special benefit 
of his chapter-mates that he does not refer to himsel£" 

" Among the ladies and in the whirl of gayety in Mount Vemon, 
O., we stand pre-eminently first, for some of our men are so agree- 
able and so handsome, in fact so awfully nice, that no one can with- 
stand them, and certainly not the fair and susceptible Mount Vemon 

This is a peculiar style of chapter correspondence ; hardly digni- 
fied, possibly of interest to a Delta Kappa Epsilon. 

Organizkd to Help Cornell UNivERsmr. 

The Delta Chi Association has been incorporated by Julius Cham- 
bers, Sidney H. Soule, John De Witt Warner, Henry A. Montfort, 
Edwin Gillette, Emilius O. Randall, Frederick M. Stevens, Daniel J. 
Tompkins, W. J. Thompson, Daniel O. Barto, Sigmund M. Lehman, 
John F. Hamilton, James Ward Warner, Herbert D. Schenck and 
Rollin C. Horr. These graduates of Cornell University are organized 


for social purposes and to promote the weliareof that Institation. — 
New Fork lyOune. 

" Organized to help Cornell UniversiQr " forsooth I These men are 
members of the Delta Chi (Cornell) chapter of Delta Kappa Epsilon. 
With their customary modesty they have probably told this stoiy to an 
unsuspecting reporter. 

When they are through "helping" pauperized, weak and fiiiling 
Cornell University, what will these benevolent "Dekes" then do? 

The lUmais Courier for June 7th publishes the following in its ac- 
count of the Gass Day exercises at Illinois College: 

During the day the reporter met a member of the Faculty, and inquired of him 
in what building the banquet would be held. He answered saying, <* Banquets are 
out of style; we wiU have tupper in the Academy building.'* 

Tnie it was. Supper was served and that in the heighth of style, the caterers^ 
Messrs. Baldwin & Bohlender, being well versed in that particular direction. Fc^ 
lowing is the 


Buttered ham sandwiches. 

Hot coffee, cream and sugar. 

Angd food. Cocoanut cake. 
Chocolate cake. Lady fingers. 

Cream diamonds. Maccroons. 

Jelly roll Fig cake. 

Strawberries and cream. 

Neapolitan ice cream. 

The fifty-fifth annual convention of the Psi Upsilon Fraternity was 
held in Columbus, O.^ May loth and nth, under the auspices of 
the Iota chapter of Kenyon College. The chapters of the fraternity 
were represented by delegations of various sizes, and, considering the 
locality, the convention was largely attended. The business meetings 
were held in the assembly room of the Niel House — a large hotel sit* 
uated immediately opposite the State CapitoL They were presided 
over by Benjamin H. Bayliss, of New York City, a member of the 
Grand Council The public exercises, reception and ball took place 
at the Wells Post rooms on the evening of the loth, and were a pro- 


nonnced success. The oration, " The Young Men of America and their 
Opportunities/' by A. H. Ricks, a Kenyon graduate, and the poem, 
" The Origin of PSi. Upsilon," by Charles D. McGuffey, of the same 
coll^;e» were finely rendered and highly entertaining. The reception 
and ball were marked by the same elaborate display and elegance 
which has characterized the social assemblies of Greek-letter fraternities 
for the past few jetn. The banquet was held at the Niel House oa. 
the evening of the nth, and was the occasion of many happy toasts, 
by the older members. The convention was throughout an unquali- . 
fied success and was genuinely enjoyed by all present — Bawdoin Orieni. ^ 

" Whooper " Atkins, the '^ &shion-plate from Indianip/' has the. 
typical Keysy manner, and has been going for three years. Under hiS; 
regime as "Bum " master of Psi U., all intoxicants have been banished, 
from the society hall, which, together with his merited popularity^ 
causes the Keys men to regard him with veneration. — Yale Horor 
scope. May, 1888. 

The "Whooper" of '89 evidently has some influence with the 
Faculty. Hence its action as recited in the following paragraph : 

' * The Yale Faculty have just passed a law which is rather significant 
The rule forbids absolutely, and without any exception, the use of 
intoxicating liquor, in any shape whatsoever, in any of the society 
organizations of the students of the university. A member of the 
Faculty said this evening that the law had been passed not on account 
of any special recent excesses among the students, but as a matter of 
general university policy. The action will affect the Academic De- 
partment, the Sophomore societies, the Junior societies, and two of 
the Senior societies. All the societies of tiie Shefiield Sciendfic School 
will be more or less affected." — New York Times, June nth. 

In examining the Delta Kappa Epsilon records, we find that pre* 
vious to the graduation of the class of '88 there were only seventy- 
eight members of that society in the two upper classes at Yale. One 
can easily imagine how fraternal must be the spirit in that chapter and 
how brotherly the relations. In some fraternities of which we know, 
election to membership must be unanimous. If that be the case ia 
Delta Kappa Epsilon, think how desirable a member must be the 
seventy-eighth, when he is unanimously elected by the other seventy^ 
seven. In such a chapter as this, moreover, it is easy to understand 


how Strong must be their love for the fraternity. We are rather in- 
clined to believe the statement, more truthful than poetical, which, 
was once made to us by a " Deke " of Yale, '86, when asked about the 

Yale chapter. He said : " Oh, we don't care a for Delta Kappa 

Epsilon, but it is a stepping-stone to the Senior societies." 

When we asked him further what Greek letter represented the Yale 
chapter, he said : ''I don't remember; it is either Phi or Psi — but I'll 
find out for you. It's engraved on my pin." 

Truly, when we read some of the enthusiastic speeches of old Yale 
" Dekes " we are inclined to believe that the fraternal spirit of that soci- 
ety at Yale has waned. And if the esprit du corps is proportionate to 
the numbers in the membership, the question arises: If seventy-eight 
men at Yale cannot keep the fraternal spirit alive, how weak must it 
be at Harvard, where there have been initiated from the dasses in 
^college one hundred and seventy-four men ? 

We are almost willing to believe the rumor that, to save time, the 
election notices of the Harvard chapter are printed wholesale by a 
well-known Boston publishing house. We have never seen one of 
these notices, but everything leads us to infer that they are worded as 
follows : "Sir — ^You are hereby invited to become a member of the 
Alpha Chapter of D. K. £. Should you already be a member of 
the society, please hand this notice to some friend. N. B. — ^It is not 
essential that your friend should be a member of Harvard University, 
but please do not hand the notice to Brazilians, Cubans or Nica- 
raguans, for unlike the members of our Cornell chapter, we must draw 
the line somewhere." 

Verily, this is another ''D. K. £. mystery." 

The fifly-sixth annual reunion of the Alpha Delta Phi Fraternity 
was held at the Metropolitan Opera House, on Thursday evening. May 
3d. It followed a secret session, by daylight, in the Masonic Temple, 
at which every one of the eighteen chapters was represented ; and dif- 
fered from that by being largely attended, not only by the college men 
who belong to the Fraternity, but by a host of their friends as well, 
including ladies. The speakers of the evening were the President of 
the Fraternity, Mr. Joseph H. Choate ; his successor. Rev. Edward 
Everett Hale, Mr. George William Curtis and Mr. Everett P. Wheeler. 
Mr. Curds's theme was ''The Ideals of Alpha Delta Phi/' and Mr. 


Wheeler's "The Fraternity of Alpha Delta Phi the Embodiment of 

the True American Spirit" The two more notable speeches of the 

evening were those of the retiring president and his successor. After 

congratulating the Fraternity upon its past history (including its literary 

successes in the production of such men as Lowell, Curtis, Hale, 

Phillips Brooks, Beecher, Drs. Storrs and Hitchcock, and Presidents 

Eliot, Dwight and Gilman), and its promise for the future, and drawing 

a contrast between the condition of things in which it had its origin, 

fifty-six years ago, and that which now prevails, and especially to the 

infinitely wide circulation now given to everything said that is worth 

hearing, Mr. Choate spoke of the supreme power and responsibility of 

the great scholar of to-day as furnished by the almost simultaneous 

utterances of England's foremost writer and critic and of America's 

greatest scholar and poet — ^Arnold and Lowell. The speaker differed 

from the proposition so strongly urged by both these scholars, that 

there is no hope of reform within the ranks of either of the great 

political parties into which the country is naturally divided, and that 

reform must come from without He finds the necessary saving virtue 

in the fact that renewed attention has been given of late years in all 

our leading colleges and universities to the study of political economy 

and other public and constitutional studies. — Tke Cri/ic, in par/. 

Mr. Hale was introduced as a man who had traveled farther, 
worked harder and said more for Alpha Delta Phi than any other 
brother. His subject was : " How to Serve the Commonwealth." 

The closing exercises of the fratemi^ at convention are given in 
the following account : 

The Alpha Delta Phi Fraternity put an end to the labors of its fifty- 
sixth convention by assembling at Delmonico's, last night, and partak- 
ing of a feast, followed by songs and speeches. The banner of Alpha 
Deltal Phi, with the mystic symbol of crescent and star upon it, hung 
on the balcony railing, and save for the magnificent centerpiece of 
flowers which was placed before President Choate at the long table, 
where members of the Executive Council sat, little decoration was to 
be seen. That the gathering was one of college boys, old and young, 
was evident, especially toward the end of the festivities. Most people 
have heard the noise of many cheers when the colleges meet upon the 
athletic battle ground. Few have heard the simultaneous attempts of 
eighteen colleges to outdo each other in the matter of cheering as they 


did last night Among those who were present were Justice Edward 
Patterson, of the Supreme Court; the Hon. A. Q. Keasbey, of Newark; 
the Rev. Dr. William A. Matson, the Rev. Dr. George Alexander, 
Clarence A. Seward, Russell Sturgis, Hamilton W. Mabie, editor of 
the ChrisHdn Union; Francis Lynde Stetson, Professor Benjamin F. 
Lee, of Columbia College ; Arthur B. Graves, Everett P. Wheeler, 
liM Rev. Edward O. Flagg, Charles L. Colby and Charles Wetmore. 
''One word tif CMitioi^" said Mr. Choate, "before the speaking 
begins. I would call your attention to ftst lad ikml the ■ieihfiii of 
the press are here, the 'unbridled and licentious press,' as one of 
your speakers spoke of it last evening." Mr. Choate spoke with regret 
of his leaving the presidential chair, although being of the opinion that 
the Rev. Dr. Edward Everett Hale, who was to succeed him, would be 
as good a president as they ever could have. President Hale was then 
introduced, and spoke to the toast, "The Fraternity of Alpha Delta 
PhL" Ringing cheers for Choate and Hale were given, the style of 
cheer becoming for once of the same pattern in different parts of the 
room. President Hale was quite sure that his election to the presi- 
dency of Alpha Delta Phi was the crowning honor of a very happy life. 
He was followed by James C. Carter, who spoke to the sentiment, 
"Alpha Delta Phi at the Bar/' and by other speakers. — New Fork 
Times, May sih. 

The re-establishment of the Yale chapter of Alpha Delta Phi has 
emboldened other fraternities to look upon New Haven as a desirable 
city in which to plant a new chapter, and Yale Academic as a desirable 
source from which to draw the men. The great reputation of Yale 
University, the long roll of its distinguished graduates, and the excellent 
character of the large majority of its men have had their influence in 
persuading fraternity men that the field is a good one ; but until very 
lately no attempt has been made in recent time to attack the stiff class- 
feeling and the old class societies. There is a great deal of conserva- 
tism about Yale ; a great deal of veneration for old customs simply 
because they are old, as was shown in the impracticable and foolish 
action concerning the desired retention of the old, historic fence. 

But there is such a thing as carrying a bag to mill with the grist in 
one end and the dear old customary, conservative and historic stone 
in the other end. The fence is gone ; the stone will go, too. In 


Other words, the class feeling will decrease aad a fraternity spirit will 
arise, and other four-years' societies will gain such n position as Alpha 
Delta Phi now occupies, and will be as successful as fratcniilies in 
other colleges. 

The stone is a sacred one ; it is a fetich ; it occupies a specially 
guarded shrine, and many there be who bow down to it But the 
iconoclasts are here, and they are no other than Yale men now in 

The Horoscope for May, bowing at the shrine, says, of the Yale 
Junior and Senior secret societies : 

"The societies are here, and they have come to stay. Deep-rooted as ihey 
are, in the very foundations of our Alma Mater ^ it is simply absurd to assert, as 
we occasionally hear, that they will or should be abolished. Their objectionable 
features may be abolished, but many a moon will wane ere the ruling spirits of the 
UniTersity--Corporation and Faculty, so many of whom were society men them- 
selves — ^will permit any radicml change. Yale is pre-eminently the home of secret 

Do not the majority of the Junior society men value their election. 
simply as stepping-stones to Bones or Keys ? Many of them admit it 
unreservedly. Psi U. or D. K« £. is but a temporary ''home" ; nay, 
rather a boarding-house, where a man lives in his valise till other ar- 
rangements are made, or his hopes fail and he goes out into the coun- 
try with ilciitprofanum valgus. 

To quote further from the Horoscope : 

** During the past fifteen years, Junior societies have steadfly declined in use- 
fulness and influence. This fact is painfully apparent to all wbo are not completely 
blinded to the evils which exist in them to-day. * * * Psi U. and D. K. £. are 
sadly in need of reform. Since ^89 has come into control of the societies, the first 
steps toward reform have been attempted, viz. : to restrict membership to twenty- 
five men, and to pledge no new men till February ist of their Sophomore year, 
instead ofgrabbing at skyrocket Freshmen during the first month of their college 
course. This may remedy the evil, but we doubt it. A similar attempt was made 
in the class of *oo, whose members were not to be approached on the subject of 
Junior societies before a certain hour on the first day of February, 18S8. But in 
spite of this agreement not to pledge the Sophomores, * the two crowds* were, for 
all practical purposes, 'packed' in advance. The same will, in all probability^ 
occur again in the rivalry of D. K. £. and Psi U. to secure the best men. 

" According to the agreement recently made, campaign work in ^92 will not 
be^ until February ist of their Sophomore year — i . ^., i&o. In the class of '91 ,. 
Fsi U. has already pledged eighteen men, and D. K. E., sixteen. The latter wiU 
therefore pledge two men more, and then neither society will pledge any more '01 
men until the first of next February, when we may expect a grand scramble to nil 
up the other seven places with the best men. So, Frohmen, there are only four- 
teen places left, ana if vou hope to partake of the flowing ambo* in the care-dispel- 
ling convtvialty of Psi U. or D. K. jS., it is time you had your wires wdl in hand, 
for in order that you may enjoy bliss in Bones or cocktails in Kevs, it is of supreme 
importance that Junior societies open to your knock every Tuesaay night." 


A *' new face at the door " is that of The Brief, a journal issued by 
the legal fraternity of Phi Delta Phi. As is well known, this 
fraternity is small, taking into consideration the fact that it draws 
from all college fraternities as well as from neutral graduates. This 
is due to its conservatism and youth. It is not a secret society. Will- 
iam R. Baird, Esq., Secretary of the Council and editor and pub- 
lisher of The Brief says of Phi Delta Phi : "Its object is to estab- 
lish a society for the promotion of a higher standard of professional 
ethics and culture in the law schools of the country. It is nominally, 
though not in reality, a secret organization." 

In the second number of The Brief for December, 1887, are pub- 
lished some extracts from an address delivered to the graduating class 
of the Boston Law School, the previous May, by the Hon. B. F. 
Butler. We quote an anecdote told by General Butler : * 

** You oag;ht not to lose any of your first cases, for you will be employed bj 
the plaintlfT. The defendant doesn't employ a young lawyer. You can study a 
case before as well as during trial, and it is your own fault if you lose it I lose 
three cases now where, when I was twenty-five, I lost one. Then I was employed 
by the plaintiff, now as defendant or in cases that have been tried, or half tried, 
where all hope of success was dead and buried. I had to take my cases where I 
could find them. Early in my practice a laboring man came into my office and 
said : ' Can a woman who keeps a boarding house hold a workingman's clothes for 
his board ?' I told him she could not, and was engaged to make out a writ, which 
was served, but the woman refused to give up the clothes. The case was to come 
on trial the following Monday, when the man came in and asked : * Squire, does 
it make any difference if I told her she might keep the clothes till I paid my board?' 
I told him it did ; that he had no case. " But she hain't got no writing, ' he said. 
I told him that made no difference — a verbal promise was a pledge, and I would 
not present his case in court, but by a fee I was persuaded, much against my wilL 
There was but one witness to the pledge, and him I recognized (I have a strong 
memory for faces, though a poor one for names) as a man who had been convicted 
lor larceny. I objected to his being sworn, and as there were no other witnesses, 
the case was decided for my client, much to my disgust." 

In the third number, for February, 1888, is an extended catalogue 
of the members of the fraternity who are known to be practicing law 
at the time of its issue. On two pages of this catalogue we notice the 
following names of well-known members of Delta Upsilon : J. M. 
Giffbrd, C. E. Hughes, S. Chaplin, D. A. Pierce and N. T. Horr. 


One short month " in a sea of glory "; one short month on a high 
pinnacle ; one short month *' far from the madding crowd"; one 
short month a calm and judicious censor of the poetry of the Greek- 
letter journals — ^utterly condemning the publication of mediocre and 
poor and spurious poetry — and then sinking, falling, mixing with the 
profanum valgus, and publishing some stulT so lacking in literary merit, 
so trashy, so unworthy as the " Sequel to ' Oh, Ah ! '" which is ad- 
mitted to the pages of the April Anchora, " How are the mighty fallen I"' 
The June Anchora reports the late convention of the Fraternity, 
which opened at Evanston, IlL, April nth. Important work was 
done in wisely relegating the management of the Anchora to the care 
of the Lambda chapter for another year, "with some instructions as 
to future work, and " — ye gods and little fishes ! — "considerable money 
in her pocket" I ! Can anyone now doubt the fitness of woman for a 
financial career ? Chapter news for the past year is briefly summed 
up and designated "History of Delta Gamma," and is placed in the 
department of Anchora termed "Literary." The Omega (University 
of Wisconsin) Chapter scores a triumph in the fact that one of its 
members secured first honors and two others second honors at the 
last commencement Chi (Cornell) has a similar cause for rejoicing 
in the fact that her senior member "has the highest average of her 
class." A very felicitous method of chronicling the marriage of a 
member is Adelbert's method ; it is called "the initiation of Mr. Jas. 
Beardslee, whom Nellie Wadhams had pledged." In the Alumnae 
Department, among other letters, is a bright epistle from a soror in 
Cordoba, who tells this anecdote : 

'* One thing that seems funny to me is that they consider it to be a perfectly 
legitimate thing to look through key-holes. They tell a story of an English lady 
staying at a hotel in Buenos Ayres. A servant came to her room every morning 
with coffee and entered without knocking— another national custom. So she said 
to him that she wished him always to knock, as she might not be dressed so as ta 
receive him. 'Oh, no, Senora,' he replied; *1 should never come in unless you 
were, for I always look through the key -hole to see if you are dressed.' " 

We clip from a retort to a ITey article a tersely-stated fact : 

<'The student who neglects college work in order to prepare a paper for her 
society has no right to belong to a fraternity. The student who neglects college 
duty < to prepare the talk which will be an inspiration to many ' does not exist. 
The inspiration would be 'of the earth, earthy,' when brought face to face with 
the old adage, * Practice what you preach.' Inspired fraternity work and neglected 
college work are an impossible combination. The best workers in college are 



always the most useful workers in the society, while the careless students axe care, 
leis members ctf the fraternity.' 


The Sigma Nu Delia for May contains nearly six pages in its literary 
.department, over three of which are occupied by a reprint of the Phi 
Kappa Psi Shield's article on ' ' Oar Unknown Members. " The editor 
xemarks : 

'* We print in this issue an article from the SkUld^ entitled * Our Unknown 
Membersi' because of its direct bearing on the question of a catalogue. For two 
years we have been trying to get the matter in shape for a catalogue of the Sigma 
Tlu Fraternity that would be a credit to the organization, but we have seemingly 
^been blocked at every turn. The great difficulty has been with our older and de- 
iunct chapter, who kept little or no record. Blany of die members we have not 
'been able to find at aU, and others, whose addresses are known, have persistently 
lailed to fill out the blanks sent them." 

The subject of " Extension " is discussed with especial reference 
ito the establbhment of a chapter of Sigma Nu at Yale. The writer 
.aigues for the possibility of success firom the asserted &ct that there 
are but 435 Greeks to 800 non-society men in the University, and from 
die fitct of the re-establishment of the Alpha Delta Phi chapter. He 
is in error when he places the number of members of the Yale Alpha 
Delta Phi at 60 ; there are but a6 men in the chapter. 

'' Good measure, pressed down and running over/' is the measure 
given by I%e Shield of Phi Kc^pa Psi Its editor promised ten issues 
.for Vol. VIII., and gives eleven issues, the eleventh — that published 
in May — ^being distributed without chaige upon its patrons. Here« 
.after 7^ Shield will change the time of publication, in order to con- 
form with the college year, the first number appearing in September, 
(the last in June. 

A full account of the April convention of the Fraternity is given in 
«this number. The Fraternity leaves the management of The Shield m 
the hands of Mr. C L. Van Cleve for another year. It is astonish- 
ing to outsiders that any other name than his should have been 
suggested for this position, after his brilliant and satisfactory conduct 
•of the magazine during the past year. 

In the account given of the choice of a president of the Executive 
Council, the honor having fallen upon a man who least expected it, it 
is said he 


** Made the happiest, wittiest and most eloquent acceptance speech we have ever 
heard in any gathering. The enthusiasm created by his talk was tremendous, and, 
amidst the horrahing, one brother, with a happy intuition, sprang for the piano, 
and, amidst the cheers and noise, arose the strains of the beautiful song, ' Shall We 
Gather at the River ?' " 

We fail to see the aptness of this musical selection. It appears as 
though the enthusiasm was so indefinite that those who exhibited it 
were simply ready to shout; in fact, it appears like unreasonable 
excitement and not enthusiasm; as if the "happy intuition" were 
really temporary aberration. 

A point in favor of small colleges is well taken in an editorial. A 
college should be judged rather by the character and ability of its men 
than by the numbers of its under-graduates. Wealth and fashion are 
accidental; brains and character are intrinsic. There is often more desir- 
able fraternity material in a class of fifly than can be found in a class of 
two hundred and fifly. Fifteen out of thirty-six chapters contribute 
letters to this number of 7^e Shield, and there is much that is enjoy- 
able in them. The " Personals " are remarkably few in number for a 
fraternity of the size of Phi Kappa Psi ; those that appear are not 
arranged according to any method as regards either chapter or date of 

The Pht Gamma DeUa Quarterly suffers delay from various causes, like 
many of its contemporaries. We quote an editorial on this delay, cut 
from the February number, prefacing it with the remarks of The Shield 
0/ Phi Kappa Psi: 

Phi Gamma Delta Quarterly for February, which came to us about May ist, 
has this humorous editorial The humor may not be very apparent in the clipping 
itKl( but the context abundantly proves its essentially comic character, for this jour- 
nal felicitates itself upon its high literary tone, superlative excellence, and the fact 
that with a large board of editors and plenty of time, it can produce only mature 
thought, commiserating The Shield in particular, that it has Uttie in it but chapter 

No. I, Vol. X, Ute ? Well, rather ! But to whom can the &ult be attributed ? 
The appearance of the various numbers of Volume IX, it will be remembered, was 
also somewhat delayed, and the last Convention drawing lessons from the past 
sought to remedy this evil by making certain regulations in regard to the publica- 
tion of the Quarterly in the future. The present management was instructed to 
publish the four numbers of Volume X on or before the twenty-fifth day of January, 
April, July and October, x888, using such literary matter fix>m the difiiBrent chap- 
ters as may be at hand on the first day of the prescribed months. In compliance 


always the moit useful workers in the society, while the cardess students are care, 
less members of the fraternity." 

The Sigma Nu Delia for May contains nearly six pages in its literary 
^department, over three of which are occupied by a reprint of the Phi 
Kafpa Fsi Shield's article on " Oar Unknown Members. " The editor 
xemarks : 

'■ We print in this issue an article from the Shield^ entitled * Our Unknown 
Blemhers,' because of its direct bearing on the question of a catalogue. For two 
years we have been trying to get the matter in shape for a catalogue of the S^ma 
"Nu Fraternity that would be a credit to the organization, but we have seemingly 
'been blocked at every turn. The great difficulty has been with our older and de- 
•limct chapter, who kept little or no record. Many of the members we have not 
'been able to find at all, and others, whose addresses are known, have persistently 
lailed to fill out the blanks sent them." 

The subject of "Extension "is discussed with especial reference 
ito the establishment of a chapter of Sigma Nu at Yale. The writer 
.atgues for the possibility of success firom the asserted fact that there 
are but 435 Greeks to 800 non-socie^ men in the University, and fix>m 
ithe fact of the re-establishment of the Alpha Delta Phi chapter. He 
is in enor when he places the number of members of the Yale Alpha 
Delta Phi at 60 ; there are but 26 men in the chapter. 

'' Good measure, pressed down and running over," is the measure 
given by The Shield 0/ Phi Ka^pa Psu Its editor promised ten issues 
.for Vol. VIII., and gives eleven issues, the eleventh — that published 
in May — ^being distributed without charge upon its patrons. Here* 
.after 17^ Shield will change the time of publication, in order to con- 
form with the college year, the first number appearing in September, 
(the last in June. 

A full account of the April convention of the Fraternity is given in 
«this number. The Fraternity leaves the management of The Shield in 
the hands of Mr. C L. Van Cleve for another year. It is astonish- 
ing to outsiders that any other name than his should have been 
suggested for this position, after his brilliant and satisfactory conduct 
of the magazine during the past year. 

In the account given of the choice of a president of the Executive 
Council, the honor having fallen upon a man who least expected it, it 
is said he 


** Made the happiest, wittiest and most eloquent acceptance speech we have ever 
beard in any gathering. The enthusiasm created by his talk was tremendous, and, 
amidst the hurrahing, one brother, with a happy intnition, sprang for the piano, 
and, amidst the cheers and noise, arose the strains of the beautiful song, ' Shall We 
Gather at the River? ' " 

We fail to see the aptness of this musical selection. It appears as 
though the enthusiasm was so indefinite that those who exhibited it 
were simply ready to shout; in fact, it appears like unreasonable 
excitement and not enthusiasm; as if the ''happy intuition" were 
really temporary aberration. 

A point in favor of small colleges is well taken in an editorial A 
college should be judged rather by the character and ability of its men 
than by the numbers of its under-graduates. Wealth and fashion are 
accidental; brains and character are intrinsic. There is often more desir- 
able fraternity material in a class of fifty than can be found in a class of 
two hundred and fifty. Fifteen out of thirty-six chapters contribute 
letters to this number of Tke Shield, and there is much that is enjoy- 
able in them. The " Personals " are remarkably few in number for a 
fraternity of the size of Phi Kappa Psi ; those that appear are not 
arranged according to any method as regards either chapter or date of 

♦ * 

The Phi Gemma Delia Quarterly suffers delay from various causes, like 
many of its contemporaries. We quote an editorial on this delay, cut 
from the February number, prefacing it with the remarks of The Shield 
0/ Phi Kappa Psi: 

Phi Gamma Delta Quarterly for February, which came to us about May ist, 
'lias this humorous editorial The humor may not be very apparent in the clipping 
itself but the context abundantly proves its essentially comic character, for this jour- 
nal felicitates itself upon its high literary tone, superlative excellence, and the fact 
that with a large board of editors and plenty of time, it can produce only mature 
thought, conuniserating Tke Shield in particular, that it has little in it but chapter 
letters : 

No. I, Vol. X, Ute ? Well, rather 1 But to whom can the &ult be attributed ? 
The appearance of the various numbers of Volume IX, it will be remembered, was 
also somewhat delayed, and the last Convention drawing lessons from the past 
sought to remedy this evil by making certain regulations in regard to the publica- 
tion of the Quarterly in the future. The present management was instructed to 
publish the four numbers of Volume X on or before the twenty-fifth day of January, 
April, July and October, i888» using such literary matter from the different chap- 
ters as may be at hand on the first day of the prescribed months. In compliance 


with further instructions, notice was given to each corresponding editor, at least 
two weeks before the first day of January, that such literary matter was due for the 
present number. That happy day, however, came with its customary good renhi. 
tions, but, sad to relate, the chapters in many cases ^iled to make the resohitioQ 
which concerns us most; that they would be more punctual in their duties to the 

Just six chapter-letters were in our hands at that time for use, and the results oi 
further efiorts, extending into February, to secure a complete correspondence, are 
shown by the appearance in this issue of reports from seventeen chapters, barely 
more than half the number which make up our fraternity. The showing, not only 
in chapter correspondence, but in personals amd general contributions, is certainly 
not such as should be desired. There are chapters that are to be commended for 
their promptness in the performance of their obligations to the Quarterly^ especially 
one which is located in the Allegheny section ; but, in general, it may be asked, 
What is the matter with our corresponding editors. What is the matter with oar 

Let each chapter be r eprese nted by its correspondence and personal informa- 
tion. What then? Should the editorial board write the rest of each number 
themselves ? Even if it were possible, it would not be wise. Our fraternity journal 
should be the repository of the best thought of all its supporters. By contribut- 
ing some article, not necessarily large, bearing upon some question of interest to 
the fraternity — ^we desire no other — you would read each issue with a greater amount 
of satisfaction, and would not be oUiged to wait long for its appearance. Only by 
the hearty support of every member, active and graduate, can we make our Qwtr^ 
terly an ideal fraternity joumaL 

The May number reached us in Julj, and well repays perusal It 
is illustrated with a wood-cut of the three Phi Gamma Delta houses, 
all of which are described under the title "A New Departure." One 
is occupied by the University of Michigan chapter, one by the Uni- 
versity of California chapter, the third by the Delta Club of New York 
City. An article entitled "Thoughts on Friendship" is well written, 
though too nearly epigrammatic There is an exaltation displayed by 
its author, and an attempt to reach ideality that detract from the value 
of the production. At best it is out of place in a Fraternity publication. 
The latter remark also applies to "Cui Bono?" a poem in brevier 
filling three pages. The succeeding article, " Fraternity Thoughts," is 
to the point and appropriate. The writer easily tells why alumni do 
not take a deeper interest in their Fraternity, but offers no remedy 
for the disease. '' An Active Chapter " we read with interest Speak- 
ing of the change of argument used in impressing upon a man the 
advantages of a fraternity, the writer says of a certain "spiker" : 


" On the occasion of our first interview he would have sneered at the politician 
and ridiculed the gallant The second time he would have laughed at the * dig ' 
and scorned the hops and banquets. The third he disdained the dirt of politics and 
monotony of dull study. Each time the entire chapter was of his way of thinking. 
Yet finom these various styles of young men, so dissimilar and it would seem so 
uncongenial, we have alumni equally strong, respected and loyal." 

One of the best arguments in favor of college fraternities is taken 
from the same article : 

" Another * axiom * which I have heard is that a Fraternity is only as strong as 
its weakest members. I have known a chapter to be the acknowledged head of 
the college world when only a few of its men were beyond mediocrity in anything, 
simply because there were one or two workers who were untiring and unselfish, who 
planted the standard high, sustained by and sustaining the others. Men who could 
not write were made editors; men who could not speak became orators; men who 
could not talk or dance were converted into society beaux. The material was 
there and the leaders brought it out. This is one of the advantages of the Fra- 
ternity. It can take a man from the barbarian ranks, who has heretofore never 
been inspired with an ambition, along the line upon which that Fraternity is work- 
ing, and, as naturally as the proverbial duck takes to the water, will he assimilate 
the ideas, likes, dislikes and sympathies of his new brothers." 

'* Oar Alumni," a set of rhymes read at Convention dinner is only 
second-rate. Such an effort is well enough at the table, but in "cold 
print " it makes a poor showing. 

With great frankness the editor publishes the list of subscribers to 
the present volume of the Phi Gamma Delia Quarlerfy, chapter by 
chapter ; the figures show but one hundred and twenty-five subscrip- 
tions, eighteen out of thirty-four chapters not taking a copy of their 
magazine. Yet we have just read in the article on "Alumni Chap- 
ters/' from which we quoted : "Phi Gamma Delta, of all the Frater- 
nities, can boast of a loyalty among its members that records but few 
recreants." The writer is a member of the Pi Deuteron chapter; this 
chapter appears thus on the list of subscribers : 

"Pi Deuteron o." 

The chapter correspondence in this number is free firom brag, sen- 
sible and healthy. The "Items of Interest" are well selected, and 
merit their title. 

From the Harvard Advocale of June aad, we clip an editorial con- 
cerning the Institute and its relations with Delta Kappa Epsilon : 


** The fortunes of the Institute of 1770 seem to be steadily on the decline. 
Founded nearly a century and a quarter ago, the society ran a long and successful 
career as an organization to encourage literary work, and numbered amon^ its 
members the best men in each class. Within the last generation, however, this lit- 
erary character has been gradually lost while nothing has been allowed to take its 
place. The social elements have been absorbed by the Delta Kappa Epsilon, and 
the Institute has been left with a legacy consisting of a name, a poorly fomished» 
rarely opened room, and a small and much neglected library. TIm member obtain 
no benefit from their membership in any way except that the very fiict of member* 
ship confers a sort of a second-hand distinction. The antiquity of the society, the 
long list of names which have been enrolled in its records, — names, some of them 
£unous— and the great interests such a society might serve— all these considerations 
render the degradation of the Institute much to be regretted. There is abundant 
room for a Sophomore society working on the original lines of the Institute. The 
Omega Kappa and the Signet are, it is true, distinctively literary and are yery 
active in their woik, but they are wholly in the hands of Seniors and Juniors. The 
Everett Athenaeum, originally the rival of the Institute, has entirely disappeared, 
and there now remains no Sophomore gpciety devoted to any higher end than 
social intercourse. The Delta Kappa Epsilon is practically an organization sepa- 
rate irom the Institute. Except in the matter of elections, there is not the slightest 
bond of union. Why then should not this one bond be snapped ? It is this con* 
nection, though it is so slight, that is proving to be the death of the more inclusive 
organization. It is safe to predict that a fiew years will bring about the obliteration 
of the name of the Institute from the list of the Harvard societies. Let the separa- 
tion between the Delta Kappa Epsilon and the Institute be made complete and let 
the latter devote itself to a programme entirely its own. It would not be a difficult 
task to infiise new life into the Institute, and even were it to prove such, it should 
be looked upon as a duty to keep the old society alive, and more than this, to give 
the name something more than the emptiness now its characteristic. The mem. 
bers of the '90 Institute have found the old rut too deep to get out of, bat we hope 
that the members of the Institute from '91 will take the matter up and will restore 
the society to the dignified place it held for many decades.'' 

From T^e Convention Courier of z888, the official organ of the 
Beta Theta Pi Fraternity, we copy the programme of the 49th Con- 
vention which is to be held at Wooglin-on-Chautauquai July 24-31: 

Tuesday, July 24th. 

For Members, 
AFTERNOON: Organization of Con- 

vention at 2 P. M. 
Election Temporary 

For Ladies and Guests, 
AFTERNOON; Yacht Ride, Lawn 

Tennis Match, 
Swing and Qnoits. 


EVENING: Public Exerdses->Address of Welcome, 

Wednesday, July 25th. 

For Ladies and Guests. 

MORNING : Cioquet Match. 

AFTERNOON: Ladies' Billiard 

Match, Chess Tourna- 

For Members. 
MORNING: Convention 9.30. Elec- 
tion Permanent Officers. 

AFTERNOON: Convention. 

EVENING: Public Exercises— Dance in Qub House Hall for Members, 

Guests and Ladies. 
Thursday, July 26th. 

For Ladies and Guests. 
MORNING: Return Match Lawn 

Tennis, Skiff Ride, 

For Members. 
MORNING: Convention. 

AFTERNOON: Convention. 

AFTERNOON: Swing and Quoits, 

Return Match Cro- 

EVENING: Public Exercises— Address and Poem, followed by Yacht Ride. 

Friday, July 27th. 

For Ladies and Guests, 
MORNING: Ladies' Fishing Match, 
AFTERNOON: Return Match Bil. 

liards. Checker Tour- 

For Members. 
MORNING: Convention. 

AFTERNOON: Convention. 

nament. Quoits. 

EVENING: Public Exercises— Banquet for Members and Invited Guests. 

Glee Clubs and Chorus Singing on Piazza. 
Saturday, July 28th. 

Athletic contests for suitable prizes; entries from all colleges. 
MORNING: Sprinting, 50 yards, 100 and 150 yards distances; putting the 
weight; throwing the hammer; high standing and running jumps and all 
other athletic exercises. Successful contestants in all matches, whether 
lady or gentleman, will receive a prize. Competitors are requested ta 
send their names to the committee for entry in their class at once. 
AFTERNOON: Baseball match. 
EVENING: Dance— members, guests and invited friends. 

Sunday, July 29th. 
Sermon in club house parlors. 
Monday, July 30th. 
Excursion to Niagara Falls and return. 
AT WOOGLIN: Yacht ride, morning. Lawn tennis, afternoon. Evening: 
children's charade in Club House parlors, followed by moonlight serenade 
to ladies by the glee clubs. Fireworks and illumination of grounds. 

Tuesday, July 31st. 
Excursion to Panama Rocks. Carriage ride. 
TUESDAY AT WOOGLIN: GenUemen's fishing match, morning. Base-baU 
match, afternoon. Evening, gondola procession with Chinese lanterns on 
lake, towed by yacht Carrie S. Fireworks. 


Uke Arrow of Pi Beta Phi for Jane consists of 37 little pages. 
The poem entitled " My Web/' with which the number opens, is a 
new rendering of an old idea of the warp and woof of life, worked 
over years since in books for yonths. "The Social Progress of 
Holland in Relation to its Art " follows — a vigoroas and critical article. 
This is succeeded by " Ivanhoe — a Review." It is rather late to review 
a work that has been so long out of the publishers' hands; it has prob- 
ably been sufficiendy reviewed already. To all intents and parx>oses, 
this is a piece of literaiy work done for a chapter meeting, and pub- 
lished because of its general excellence. If this be a ^t, and if it 
were stated, interest in the article would increase. The chapter cor- 
respondence shows that the members are judicious in their literary 
worL Iowa Theta reports that her members gain much enjoyment 
from the critical study of Victor Hugo's life and works; Indiana Alpha 
reports much pleasure in a course of reading in Shakespeare. Iowa 
Alpha proves she is not composed of illiberals, for in her correspondence 
we read: *' At our last meeting gentlemen friends were invited to the 
literary hour." Iowa Eta writes: " Strange as it may seem, we have 
our largest attendance at ' initiations' and * grubs.' " The editorials 
are very short in the June number, and the reason is probably to be 
found in the announcement: " The Commencement bids fair to be a gay 
one. Fair frivolities are ahready beginning." Having been called 
" pale and consumptive " by an ungallant contemporary, the Arrow 
finds comfort in the thought that she is " not billious-green, at any rate, " 
like her villifier. Another attack is thus met: 

'* But, by the way, since from another quarter we are termed < daintily femi- 
nine,* we are constrained to believe ourselves that popular thing of the day— a 
* composite.' For be it known at least om fraternity magazine is composed of 
•odds and ends of personality, and as we cannot all be equally brilliant, even in a 
Tery womanly way, so we. The Arrow ^ are quite willing to be considered a very 
average composite, fraternity girl.'* 

We quote the criticisms on the exchanges entire: 

*'Our exchanges are good, nay excellent They are above reproach, so 
please pardon us this time if we content ourselves and you with simply this ob- 

The April number of the Chi Phi Quarterly devotes nearly nine pages 
to literary matter, two to editorials, two to exchanges and twenty-one 


to chapter correspondence including personals. The revival of the 
Chi chapter at Cornell is discussed at length. The Alamni of the Chi 
propose to build a chapter-house at an early date. One must infer 
from the article that the chapter started with three members. 

After an examination of the conditions of Southern colleges and 
the causes that led to the idea that the South was formerly an unprom- 
ising field for fraternities, the writer of "Fraternities in the South" 
comes to the conclusion that "Southern colleges invite attention and 
afford fields for judicious extension." An editorial calls attention, 
with pardonable pride, to the fact that every chapter correspondent has 
sent a letter to this number of the Quarterly. Tliis is as remarkable as 
it is praiseworthy, spare and brief as are some of the letters. One of 
the three exchange criticisms we reproduce here : 

**The editor of Btta Theta Pi notes *wtth a great deid of pleasure that 
the former members of the defunct Psi Upsilon Chapter, of Chicago, have joined 
the Boston Chapter of oar Fraternity.' Psi UpsQon has recently made claims to the 
title of a pan-hellenic society, whose owl attracts graduate members of the firatemi- 
ties and distinguisbed men of no fraternity. It seems from the comments of Beta 
Theta Pi that loose methods of acquiring members may be ofl&et by equal ease in 
losing them." 

The Rainbow of Delta Tau Delia for May reached us promptly, 
and is readable entirely and generally, with the small exception of 
purely Delta Tau Delta matter. The initial article of the number, 
while discussing "The Relation of 7%e i?aij«^<nc; to the Fraternity,'' 
draws attention to the remarkable growth of many fraternities since 
the publication by them of journals. The writer considers fraternity 
journalism to be still in its infancy ; thus differing from the D. K. £• 
editor, who thinks the whole field has been covered, the wheat all gar- 
nered, and a necessity exists to thresh over the old straw. The 
relation of journalism to extension is well shown by the figures given 
in the following quotation : 

**In the thirty.three years, from 1839 to 1872, BeU TheU Pi had biiilt up a 
chapter-roll of twenty -four. In the fifteen years, from 1872 to 1887, during which 
time the journal has been published, she has added twenty-four new chapters to 
her roll. Phi Delta Theta was founded in 1848. Her journal was founded in 
1867. In twenty-eight years, without a journal, Phi Delta Theta had established 
chapters in twenty-seven colleges. In eleven years, with a journal, she has founded 
thirty.eight new chapters. Sigma Chi was foimded in 1855. Her journal began 
publication in i88i. In twenty-six years, without a journal, she had obtained a 


chapter-roll of twenty-three. In six years, with a journal, she has added fifteen 
new chapters. Phi Gamma Delta was established in 1848. She first issued her 
journal in 1879. In thirty-one years without a journal, she had established in 
seventeen colleges. In eight years, with a journal, she has established fifteen chap- 
ters. Alpha Tau Omega was founded in 1865. She commenced to publish her 
journal in 1880. In fifteen years, without a journal, she had biiilt up a roll of nine 
chapters. In seven years, with a journal, she has added eighteen new chapters. 
That this rapid extension was not produced in any of these cases because of any 
period of general firatemity activity is evident fix>m the fact that the journals were 
founded at widely different times. Delta Tau Delta shows a record equally remark- 
able. In eighteen years previous to the establishment of the fraternity organ, she 
had added to her list twenty-four chapters, nine of which have since had their 
charters withdrawn. In the ten years succeeding the establishment of the journal, 
sixteen chapters have been added." 

Special influence has been observed by the fraternity to be exerted 
by T^e Rambcw over the members by the advocacy of extension ; advo- 
cacy of 'Mopping off the branches ; " enthusiastic convention articles ; 
discussion of the expediency of initiating preparatory students, etc, 
until a new life has been felt in the fraternity, under-graduate and grad- 
uate, and it has grown better and more dignified, as well as larger and 
more useful. An article on "Chapter Trusteeships" gives a valuable 
form which may serve as a model for the by-laws of a chapter propos- 
ing to establish a trusteeship. The use and advantage of such a con- 
trolling element is admirably set forth in the following paragraph from 
page 7: 

'* Again, a Board of Trustees, with alumni and active representation, is in 
itself a source of strength. The trustees represent a constituency, especially so the 
alumni constituency, which is apt to stray away, become disinterested, and, soon, 
personally strange to the active members. But provide a method which will enable 
the alumni to hold on to their chapter organization, and how ready they will be 
found to do so ; let that method allow the actives to hold on to the alunmi, and that 
chapter is going to be strong and progressive. By providing a body constituted 
with alumni and active member representatives, you unify the plans and sympathies 
of both, their interest in and loyalty to their common chapter. There is a constant 
means of intercommunication. Is an appeal to the alumni required for any pur- 
pose, you have a body, their own selection, who can speak to them and be heard. 
Does the chapter desire to establish a sinking fund, or other permanent fund, which 
shall by gradual increase develop into an endowment— you have a proper ctxstodian 
for it Would not the alumni be more apt to contribute to their chapter, knowing 
where and how their contributions will be vested ? In fiaict, the Board would be a 
visible connection, not only between the actives and the alumni, but between the 
alumni themselves. They would feel that they are still organized, and intimately 
associated with their chapter." 


In the " Symposium" there are several opinions expressed of the 
proper vray to secure "the amelioration of Delta Tau Delta." One 
advocates a fraternity education for each initiate, whereby he is to be 
taught the broad principles of the fraternity^ inspired with a love 
for it and the chapter, and told the history of both. The policy 
should be *' didactic" Another denies the need of any new policy, 
but asserts that activity along the present lines together with better 
planning and execution of present fraternity work will secure the end 
in view. A third thinks that what is needed is "to spend more money 
upon Delta Tau Delta." This advice is practical ; and he rests, with 
calm serenity, upon his statements of success "in judicious extension 
and in internal development," with the necessary "boodle" in hand. 
A fourth turns to the alumni and demands of them more counsel and 
co-operation, as well as concerted action with the under-graduates. 
A fifth writer's opinions we quote entire, as being radical and un- 
palatable : 

** Delta Tau Delta is as secret as the average American fraternity. To amelio. 
rate her condition she must be made much more so ; in this respect we should be 
second to none. The most secret fraternity is the most successful, and since the 
authorities of colleges no longer look upon the fraternities as whited sepulchers, 
this will be more true in years to follow. But, even if I were able to write a philo- 
sophical treatise upon secrecy, it would be out of place in this symposium. I ask 
for a word on one matter. Let the chapter hall be secret. There should be an un- 
written law in every chapter, saying : ' L«t none but the initiated enter herein.' 
No college community is devoid of ^cilities for entertainment infinitely superior to 
those of a chapter halL There are three classes of people who can be entertained 
in a chapter hall : Non-college people, barbs and rivals, and candidates for initia- 
tion. To entertain non-college people is the least compromising. They have a 
vague idea of having been in a suite of rooms more or less elegantly furnished. 
Candidates for initiation see more, but are unable to grasp the situation, and are 
enabled to appreciate to some extent the mystery that surrounds it all. But why 
entertain him in the chapter hall ? Is it not an easy task to convince him that the 
hall is a much more important place by never showing it to him? Nothing 
escapes the eyes of the rival and the barb. The one looks to see how little there ii; 
the other to see what it is that inspires so much awe in the mind of the outsider. 
The one looks to ridicule what displeases and to imitate what pleases; the other to 
wonder if it be worth all the trouble and expense necessary to be one of The 
Chosen. No one thinks any more of any secret organization from having learned 
something of its secrets. Let not all be appearance and outside. There must be 
a substance and an inside, a something imknown which shall command respect. 
In this secrecy is a means of our betterment. I urge it, with all the emphasis at 
my command, as the one thing now most needful in Delta Tau Delta." 


Dn Andrew D. White gave voice to the opinion of most secret- 
society men in his celebrated article in 7^ Fontm when he wrote: 
" I think it maj be justly said that their secrecy is rather nominal 
than real. * * * Their secrecy is generally nothing more than keep- 
ing from the public the motto for which their letters stand, and the 
direction of their literary activity." Dr. White is a member of Sigma 
Phi and also a sort of second-hand member of Psi Upsiloo, they 
say, and he speaks with undoubted authority. Evidently the writer 
we have just quoted at length is dissatisfied with such a condition of 
things as Dr. White approves. The seventh opinion is embodied in 
the cry " Extension T' The eighth advocates centralization of the 
controlling power and vesting such power in the older under-graduate 
students, as he sees insufficient interest and earnestness in the 

In the exchange department the editor cuts liberally, as usual, 
from interesting matter in other journals. 

In the editorial department libraries and chapter photographs are 
commended and urged ; many topics of interest to Delta Tau Delta 
and also to the general fraternity world are discussed. The following 
fine bit of sarcasm is printed : 

'* But two or three chapters haTing sent in the names of this year*s initiates, 
as reqaested in the January number, we conclude that the matter is not one of 
general interest, and apologize for our well-meant appeals." 

The trouble experienced in securing lists of new initiates, statisti- 
cal tables, etc, is apparently felt by many editors; they seem to 
abandon any attempt to publish such lists, and seldom give any 
intimation of the growth of their rivals except infirequentlyin a chapter- 
letter. The Delta Upsilon Quarterly appears to be the only Greek- 
letter journal that publishes full statistical tables, giving its 0¥m as 
well as the membership of rival fi^atemities. 

Several pages of chapter-news and bits of correspondence furnish 
much of interest One little blemish mars the scan^ personals in 
" The Boys of Old" department, and that consists in the failure to ar- 
range the items chronologically. The magazine shows lack of style 
and system and needs more carefiil editing. 

To sum up, this is the most enjoyable number of a uniformly 
excellent publication that has fallen into the hands of the present 


The DeUa Kappa EpsUon (alleged) Quarterly for April, the third 
and last namber of this volume, lies before us. It is embellished with 
a helio^pe frontispiece the subject of which illustration is a handsome 
stone chapter-house which exists only in imagination. An editorial 
note explains that it is " a shadow cast before of Omicron's new 
chapter-house. It is still somewhat a castle in Spain/' we are told, 
" but the boys hope to be domiciled in it by next year at about this 
time. * * * The Quarterly will await with interest an account of its. 
house-warming." From other sources we learn that $i,ooo is stiU 
due on the land, and that the house is to cost $15,000. We have ao' 
indistinct recollection of the announcement, some years ago, that 
D. K. £. was about to issue a new catalogue. It has not yet appeared, 
and we do not expect it very soon. Nor do we expect to see this 
chapter-house loom up rapidly at Ann Arbor, and we cannot promise 
to " await with interest an account of its house-warming." 

The first article in this issue is styled at the beginning '' Memories 
of Eta," and '' Memoires of Eta" at the top of page 181. The statis- 
tics given are compiled from records, not from memory. We do not 
know what "Memoires" are, but — ^whatever way one spells them — 
they are tiresome reading. The next article in the (alleged) Quarterly 
is entitled '' On Banquets." A short sketch is given of the Athenian 
banquets, at which we are told the Greek early abandoned witty and 
intellectual conversation for glimpses at the bottom of the flowing^ 
bowl, and was frequently conducted home filled with wine, with 
his '' draggled garments trailing through the Athenian mud." In 
direct contrast with this sort of thing we read, is the D. K. E. banquet 
We read of the "Kindred minds judiciously disposed about the 
banquet table." To quote again : " Would you see the subtle quality 
that makes Delta Kappa Epsilon a fraternity by itself and lends a dis- 
tinct personality, watch its banquets." Thank you. We will watch 
its banquets ; and so, peradventure, will the police, without special in- 
vitation. We notice in the New York Mail and Express of May loth, 
the following paragraph : 

Cambridsb, May loth (5;^ma/).— The police raided the rooms of the D. K. £. 
Club of Harvard last night, and found seventy-two bottles of ale and a lot of hard. 


The New York Tribune chronicles the same event, but cuts down, 
the stock of ale somewhat, in the following paragraph : 


The Cambridge police were awakened one evening by discordant cries pro- 
ceeding firom the D. K. E. dab-house. • • • The hilarity suggested to the 
police the possibility that it was occasioned by the use of prohibited alcoholic bev- 
<erages. To-day they "raided " the club-house and carried off fifty-two bottles of 
ale, eleven bottles of lager, and a £ew bottles of whiskey, brandy and wine. 

A later dispatch reads : 

Boston, May 19th.— Two Harvard College students, of New York, and 

of Chicago, were fined $100 and costs each this morning for maintaining a 

liquor nuisance at the rooms of the " Dickey '' Club on Brattle street, which were 
^* raided " by the p<^lce last week. The accused students pleaded guilty and paid 
their fines. 

There appears to be a ''distinct personality" about the Cambridge 
police, as well as the D. K. £. club. 

This " distinct personality " among the under-graduates is not con- 
fined to the Harvard chapter, however, for on page 238, in the chap- 
ter-letter from the University of Rochester, reference to what it is pleased 
to call the ''fraternal glass " is thus openly made : 

Brother Warren, *83, Brothers Van Voorhis and Van Husan, '90, were the 
delegates repr es en ting Beta Phi at the recent convention, and joined the special 
train which stopped at Rochester long enough for Beta Phi as a whole to greet the 
•delegates with the rousing my rah ! rah I rah ! D. K. £. ! and give then the fra- 
ternal glass. 

Even the editor of this (alleged) Quarterly seems to have imbibed 
freely of this spirit of "distinct personality" which is so marked a 
•characteristic of D. K. £, A prominently displayed headline on page 
339 reads 


Phi, brother I we Psi for you. 

The occurrences at several banquets are reported in the (alleged) 
Quarterly, one of them being held in New York, March 27, 1888. 
The opening sentence in the report of this banquet runs as follows : 

*' Some inspired spirit, whose name — ^unknown— should go down to posterity, 
conceived the brilliant idea of inaugurating a series of < chapter-nights ' at the 
Delta Kappa Epsilon club-house in New York. The *chapter.night,' a thing 
before unheard of^ is not an occasion on which only the representative of one 
chapter may disport himself —far from it. It is a * chapter-night * only because/' 

A "chapter-night" may have been to D. K, E. "a thing before 
unheard of," to repeat the clumsy phrase. The rest of the fraternity 
world had heard of such a thing long before March 2*j, 1888. Psi 


Upsilon's first ** chapter-night " occurred Novembers, 1887. There 
is one unique feature of this D. K. E. "Chapter-night," however, that 
deserves attention. The chronicler says: "The gathering did not 
break up— it dissolved — ^as calmly and imperceptibly as midnight 
merges into morning." (The dashes are used thus in the original.) 
More *• distinct personality" this, we infer, and "subtle" withal. 

In the editorial department we find much of interest The ques- 
tion " What shall be done to preserve the literary tone of the secret 
societies ?" is well answered, and it would be well for all Greek-letter 
chapters to adopt the suggestions offered, if they have not anticipated 
them. The principal suggestion is to abandon, at chapter-meetings, 
the rigid and formal " literary work " which consists of a poem, a de- 
clamation and a debate on a well-worn question, substituting in their 
place extemporaneous and spontaneous discussion of " current politi- 
cal and social subjects." 

"The opportunity thus aflforded for the instant and practical application of the 
economy, history, rhetoric and logic of the lecture room is of the greatest value. 
Fostered and directed by a few strong minds, such a system of work — if system it 
may be called which would be spontaneous in action — would raise the inteilectual 
tone of a chapter in a year higher than all the perfunctory essays and callow ora- 
tions of a whole college career." 

This suggestion is of great value ; we have yet to hear of any but 
the most enthusiastic comment upon the system in any of our chapters 
where the experiment has been tried ; and in some of them it has been 
used for years. 

" A Sheaf of Opinions," copied from the Academy ^ is in the main 
favorable to all Greek-letter fraternities, especially to Delta Upsilon. 
The opinions concerning the title of fraternities to life came from the 
pens of ex-President McCosh, President Seelye, T. G. Burgess and 
Professor Oren Root 

The D. K. E. (alleged) Quarterly editor has an unpleasant way of 
taking up his exchanges for review. He appears to start with the 
idea that there is little worth reading and less worth mentioning in any 
publication other than his own. With the whole matter decided pre- 
viously, and with his mind prejudiced and his lip curled ready to 
sneer, he proceeds as follows: 

** From a hotch-potch of exchanges, some of recent date, others of more an. 
dent, we take a few for comment. The average of interest is low in all; the aver- 
age of ability discoverable in their pages is lower. 


** There Is nothing new in the way of editorial suggestion; there is much that is 
old in the wail of the business manager to delinquent subscribers. However, in 
these degenerate days when eyer3rthing else is going to the dogs it would be hard 
to deny a like privilege to the Greek Press. If the sober truth were known we 
suspect it would prove that many of our Greek contemporaries contmoe to exist 
beouue they have not the moral courage to end a worthless career amd meet the 
ridicule of their kind still left fighting the dreary struggle with apathy and opposi- 

*• But to the feast. There's food for reflection if nothing else.*' 

This is hardly the right spirit to show. Let the editor sit down to 
his table with a mind as free from prejudice as the mind of an educated 
and intelligent man should be, and let him examine his exchanges 
impartially. Let him expose fraud and pretense, attack dishonesty, 
censure the wrong and correct mistakes; but let him uphold the right, 
praise what is deserving of praise, condense and quote what is of 
interest to his readers, cut as liberally as his space permits from 
what is of use to them, and always be just Here's more " food for 
reflection, if nothing else." 

The D. K. £. editor praises the delightful "n^;ative constitution" 
of the Dorg Club, as given in the '* Manhattan Idea " in the Beta l^eia 
Pi for April ; he appears to be ignorant of the &ct that this constitu- 
tion is partly in phraseology, entirely in idea, plagiarized from the con- 
stitution of the Twilight Club of New York City, organized January 
4, 1883. Probably we must class the Twilight Gub with '' chapter- 
nights "and Yale Alpha Delta V\ii /acts as "things before unheard 
of " by the D. K. E. editor. 

Disposition is rapidly made of many exchanges ; some with a few 
words, few with a careful criticism; many with little more than a gesture. 

The Dklta Upsilon Quarterly is thus noticed : 

'* Like an insipid belle, who owes her charms to the paint-pot and the rabbit*! 
foot rather than to her wit, the Delta Upsilon Quarterly's attractive appear- 
ance is the work of ink and type. 

"Typographically Delta Upsflon sends us the most acceptable of onr ex- 
changes, and once a year, as in the number before us, gives an admirable conven- 
tion address and poem. And ihcn->' the rest is silence.* ** 

It would be well to add that the D. K. £. editor has abandoned 
his old style of double columns, between which he formerly wedged 
his chapter-letters and personals, and has adopted the style of the 
Delta Upsilon Quarterly in this matter. He has also followed 
our lead in securing the services of our printers. He has done this 


probably because he realized that the (alleged) Quarterly possessed 
few " charms " of its own. 

The ' ' chapter-letters " consist largely of gush and bombastic utter- 
ances. A fair sample being seen in this extract from the Trinity letter : 

'* We were wooderfolly fuccessful this year in securing new men, having two 
pledged at the opening of o^ege, and by careful and successful rushing we 
pledged two more whom we deemed worthy of the honor of wearing the diamond 

It is almost necessary to pause a moment fully to appreciate how 
"wonderfully successful " they were in pledging those two Freshmen. 
Is it strange that the "chapter-letters" are never signed and that no 
list of correspondents is published ? Few persons would care to see 
their names attached to such "letters." Probably the editor reaches 
an end by this means, for greater encouragement is offered to brag and 
bluster when the author does not have to vouch, for his statements over 
his own name. 

We have frequently alluded to the attempts of the (alleged) Quarterly 

to mistify its readers by allusions to picturesque vagaries and shadowy 

possibilities. On page 24 1 we find in the Wesleyan letter : 

" Mr. White has been director of the foot-ball team, captain of the base-ball team, 
leader of the college orchestra, delegate to conventions and dinners ad infinitum, a 
Junior Eman, a tennis player, // r//., et cet,<, ad lib*^ 

One might be led to infer from this last line, that the Juniors of 
Wesleyan University ran a minstrel show, and that "Junior Eman," 
was a misprint for Junior End man. 

Among the " Personals" we find much that is interesting and in- 
structive, for instance : 

<« *87. F. D. Tuttle has gone into business.** 

The average mind would readily comprehend the fact; but the 

editor fears that its importance may not be fully realized, so eight lines 

below he repeats : 

*' '87. F. D. Tuttle is in business." 

Having finally settled the point as to Mr. Tuttle's vocation, and 
relinquished all desire to know what and where his business b, we next 
find that 

'< '86. C. L. Hyde is president of a bank in New Jersejr.'* 

That sounds large, but we are in doubt as to what kind of a 
*' bank " it is. We trust, however, that it is neither a " fiuro-bank " or 
one of the famous New Jersey " sand-banks. " 


On page 247 we learn that 

** '86. Herbert L. Taylor is principal of the Nonidgewock Classical Institute.*' 

Later it occurred to the editor that it would be charitable to tell an 
anxious public where " Norridgewock" was, so in the fifth personal 
below on the same page he says : 

'* '86. Herbert L. Taylor is principal of the Classical Institute, Nonidg^wock, 


Having placed " Norridgewock " in Maine, our eye falls on an- 
other sample of this careful editing which appears on the same page : 

** ^87. Clarence B. Burleigh is City Editor of the Kennebec Journal^ Augusta, 
Me., and also one of the proprietors." 

The second personal below this, still on the same page, reads : 

*' '87. Clarence B. Burleigh has purchased a controlling interest in the 
Kennebec Journal and is now its editor." 

Duplicating these items and printing them in small pica certainly 
has one merit — ^it helps fill up, and thus may serve another of the 
ends intended. Further along comes the refreshing intelligence 
that : 

** '90. Francis Barton Hight is city editor of the Anmston Hot Blasts and is a 
promising young man." 

That the editor of this (alleged) Quarterly pays deference to 
wealth is plainly seen in the personals of Messrs. Hight and Burleigh, 
which we have quoted. He, perhaps unconsciously, admits this in 
a clever manner. In the case of Mr. Burleigh, who is one of the pro- 
prietors of the Kennd^c Journal, it will be seen that "City Editor'* is 
commenced with capital letters, while, in the case of Mr. Hight, who 
is not a proprietor of the Hot Blast, small letters suffice for the words 
''city editor." This seems rather a "cold blast" for Mr. Hight, and 
it is a discrimination which we are pained to chronicle. 

In the past, one of the most glorious features of the fraternity 
system has been that it did not encourage distinctions founded on 
wealth, and to have this high ideal shattered in this bold and open 
manner is a calamity from which the fraternity world will not recover 
in many a day. We deeply regret the necessity of announcing this 
first abandonment of an ancient and noble principle, for with it comes 
the awful thought that no one can tell what will be menaced next. 


As we turn the last pages of this remarkable |ly magazine, our 
attention is attracted by the advertisements. It is well known that to 
be rapidly successful in the solicitation of advertisements one must 
show pages of advertisements in previous issues, even if these have to 
be copied from other publications. As we glance over the list of 
advertisements here printed, we are led to wonder if some of them 
are not "dead ads." The question arises concerning an advertise- 
ment of E. Walker's Son, 14 Dey Street, New York. This may not 
be a '' dead ad.," but the address given is that of a house from which 
Mr. Walker removed in 1886. However, it is hardly worth while ta 
discuss the matter. 

We are sorry that time and space will not permit of a more exten- 
sive review. We have but to add that the aim of the magazine seems 
to be to make a big showing with as little work and expenditure of 
money as possible. It compresses itself into three issues, that thereby 
its proportions may seem respectable in comparison with those of sim- 
ilar magazines. It also trusts that under the sham title of "Quarterly "^ 
it will escape all question concerning its frequency of issue. In order 
to fill the number of pages which it thinks necessary to publish, all 
the articles, editorials, chapter-letters and personals are printed in 
what is known as small pica type — the largest size of type used by any 
fraternity magazine. Perhaps this should call for no comment from 
the reviewer, since the end evidently desired is thus reached. 


Two Children, bathed in morning light, 

With their books and their slates, have a much-puzzled plight 

Two Lovers seek, at noon-day bright. 

To unravel the thread of a skein^ tangled tight 

Two white-haired Toilers strive, with might. 
Some results to attain ere the sun sinks from sight 

Two throbbing Souls, in peaceful night. 

To the realm whence they came take their long-deferred flight 

Emil Chas. Pfeiffer, Harvard, '89. 


At the time of the initiation ceremony of the new Yale chapter of 
Alpha Delta Phi, the following was published from the pen of one who 

At last the many rumors concerning the founding of a new society at Yale have 
taken definite form in the revival of the old chapter of Alpha Delta Phi at this col- 
lege. Alpha Delta Phi is by no means a new name in the history of the college. 
Its establishment at Yale dates back to the year 1837, five years after the founding 
of the Fraternity at Hamilton. During the thirty -seven years of its eaustence it 
numbered among its members twelve valedictorians and fourteen salutatorians of 
Yale, and four recipients of the De Forest Prize. In '73, owing to a dissension 
among the members, it was thought best, by common consent, to discontinue the 
chapter, and the charter was accordingly given up. The list of Alpha Ddta Phi 
alumni who have attained distinction is a very large one, comprising many prom- 
inent men on the Faculty and in business lifie. Among such might be mentioned 
the names of President Timothy Dwight and Professors Beebe, Beers, Loomis, 
Newton, Peck, Wheeler and A W. Wright, now connected with the university, 
and of the other alnmni: Rev. Ray Palmer, Prof. William Chauvenet, Donald G. 
Mitchell, William L. Kingsley, Henry B. Harrison, Daniel C. Oilman and many 
others. The present movement is a result of a strong feeling that another society 
was needed here at Yale, in view of the growing classes and of an earnest desire 
among many of the alumni that a chapter of Alpha Delta Phi be re-established. 
It has met with hearty approval and support from a large number of the Faculty, 
who have been ready to do all, compatible with their position, to further its ad- 
vancement. — Yale News, 

The Delta Kappa Epsihn (alleged) Quarierly, in the April number, 
says : 

" Not wise enough to see the trend ol affairs and to follow the example of Delta. 
Kappa Epsilon and Psi Upsilon in confining their membership to the Junior class, 
Alpha Delta Phi stuck stoutly by its custom till 1873, when it had become so weak 
that a discreet withdrawal was the only course left. It gave up its charter and 
added one more to the roll of the unfortunates who cannot learn to mould them- 
selves to circumstances and varying conditions. 

" Now, after fifteen years, the Star and Crescent are again in the firmament of 
New Haven. 

'* But apparently Alpha Ddta Phi does not learn wisdom from experience, for 
jn this, its second advent* it comes back with its old principle unchanged and has 
hung out its shingle as a four-year society. Whether the astute managers of Alpha 
Delta Phi think they have discovered signs of decay in the class system, or whether 
they think that in a second trial their attempt to overide custom wiU be more suc- 
cessful than it was twenty years ago, does not appear. • • • General regret 
is expressed by Yale under-classmen that Alpha Ddta Phi has seen fit to antago. 
nize college custom by choosing members from all four classes." 


The Fa/e News editor saw evidences of "a strong feeling" that 
another society was needed here at Yale. The "trend of affairs "is not 
in the direction that D. K. E. imagines it is. Psi U. has made strong 
efforts to preserve the present system and to revive the loyal feeling ex- 
perienced by the old graduates toward the junior societies. D. K. E. 
has imitated Psi U. in this, cutting down the number of initiates when 
Psi U. did so, and contentedly following Psi U.'s lead. It is common 
opinion that D. K. E. says '* Bless you ! " whenever PsiU. sneezes. 

To quote again from the D. K. E. (alleged) Quarterly : 

** We expect to see the Fraternity measurably successful in spite of its opposi- 
tion to the class system, for with the daily increasing numbers in the academic de- 
partment of Yale, Alpha Delta Phi may secure a very respectable contingent, even 
after Delta Kappa Epsilon and Psi Upsilon have taken the most desirable men.*' 

Is it reasonable to suppose that men are picked with greater ease 
for a junior society than for the Freshman contingent of a four-years' 
society ? 

Will many men live m hopes of one year in a Junior society and a 
doubtful chance at a Senior society for one year more, when they can 
join an excellent four-years' society in Freshman year ? What say the 
men who have tried the present system ? There graduated in Yale's 
class of '88 one hundred and twenty-four men. Of these fifty-five 
voted in favor of the present S3rstem of class societies, eleven thought 
it could be improved and fifty-eight refrained from voting ; that is, 
about forty-five per cent are satisfied — ^ten more than the delegations 
from " Bones," "Keys" and "Wolfs-Head"— while about fifty-five per 
cent took no interest in the matter, or are dissatisfied with the system. 

When the Alpha Delta Phi chapter had become a firmly established 

fact, and the time for the election into the Senior societies drew near, 

the faithful slowly wagged their heads and solemnly expressed pity for 

the deluded men who had " buried themselves " in Alpha Delta Phi. 

Bones men intimated that all their chances of election into "the" 

society were ruined; and the P^i U. listeners plucked up their courage 

and revived their hope, for with some Alpha Delta Phi rivals out of the 

way there would be more room for others. When weighing the 

chances of the prominent men for election, these were the prophetic 

words of the Horoscope: 

*' Dolly Smith surprised everybody when it was announced that he had won 
^e Yale Lit, medal, and he surprised everybody again, when he accepted an dec- 


tion last Winter to the revived Alpha Delta Phi, which is supposed to have im- 
periled his chances for Bones." 
And again : 

*' Whether Bones will admit them (the Alpha Delts) is another question, and it 
seems probable that a precedent will be established one way or the other this year, 
in the case of ' Dolly Smith,* who would be almost sure of Bones if he had not 
entered Alpha Delta Phi.'' 

When the critical moment came, not only was "Dolly Smith" 
elected into Bones, but Read, too, also an Alpha Delta Phi. 

Previous to the last commencement there were twentj-six men in 
the Yale Alpha Delta Phi, and the prizes they have won and the posi- 
tions they have occupied are subjoined : 

'88. Farrinoton : Phi Beta Kappa. First composition prize. Com* 

mencement speaker. 
Gallup : Special Honor, English Literature. 
Hartsr: Special Honor, English. First composition prize. Jr. 

Ex. and Commencement speaker. 
Platt : Phi Beta Kappa. Political Science, History and Law^ 

special honor for Senior class ; 2d, composition prize ; Com- 
mencement speaker. 
Steinxr : Phi Beta Kappa, ad. Winthrop (Latin and Greek); 

two-year honors in ancient languages; Berkeley premium 

(Latin); Commencement speaker. 
Stevxks : Phi Beta Kappa and Commencement speaker. 
'89. Bradner : Phi Beta Kappa ; third Composition prize ; Hurlbut 

scholarship ; divided Woolsey scholarship ; Berkeley premium 

in Latin. 
Ensign : Phi Beta Kappa. 
Kent : Phi Beta Kappa. 

Pond : ad composition prize ; Berkeley premium (Latin). 
Reed: Phi Beta Kappa; Bones, ist Winthrop prize (Latin 

and Greek Poets). 
SMrrH : Phi Beta Kappa ; Bones. Yale Liitrary prize ; Jr. Ex. 

LusK : ad mathematical prize. 
Brooks : ist declamation prize. 
The stone is already lifted ; when it is thrown to the ground let 
those who would hinder it stand aside. 


A brief review of the history of the Delta Upsilon Fraternity during 
the past eight years develops facts that are startling in their significance 
and importance, and ones that the Fraternity has good reason to be 
proud in showing. These years have been a period of great activity, 
and show that an advancement has been made which is almost greater 
than that of the previous forty-six years. Indeed, it would seem diffi- 
cult for any one who has known nothing of the Fraternity for these 
eight years, to realize what a change has taken place. 

Since January i, 1880, the number of chapters has been increased 
from fifteen to twenty-five — one having been revived and nine new 
ones established. At that time the total membership was 3198, now 
it is 4564 ; then the under-graduates numbered scarcely 300, now 
there are 559. Chapter-houses and Alumni associations then were 
lacking, yet to-day there are eight of the former and nine of the latter. 
The Annual has grown from a carelessly prepared pamphlet of forty 
pages to a neat and accurate book of eighty-two pages. The Song 
Book has increased from a modest little publication of forty-eight 
pages to a handsome volume of 144 pages, bound in cloth, with board 
covers. The old Catalogue of 1880^ with its 331 pages of names and 
classes has developed into a ponderous tome of 749 pages, our famous 
Quinquennial Catalogue of 1884. Certificates of Membership and a new 
form of Charter have been issued. Our Record has come forth as a 
boon to hard-working campaign workers. The Constitution has 
been revised and expanded. The Quarterly, founded in 1882 as a 
sixteen-page ''broadside," has steadily grown to its present propor- 
tions, arousing new interest among Alumni and under-graduates and 
strengthening the Fraternity in every direction. In November, 1880, 
the people of the United States conferred the highest honor upon one 
of our members, by making James A. Garfield, Williams, '56, their 
President, the first regular member of a Greek-letter firaternity to reach 
that exalted position. The attendance at conventions has been greatly 
increased and the management much improved. Formerly two days 


proved ample time to transact all the business and enjoy all the pleas- 
ures that conventions afforded, now three days will hardly suffice to do 
justice to the crowded programme. 

Unquestionably this great progress has been chiefly due to the 
well-directed efforts of the Executive Council, a body which has 
reached its present efficient state from the Advisory Council, appointed 
in 1879. Under their careful guidance the organization of the Fra- 
ternity has been perfected and the Fraternity work systematized. 
Through their efforts weak and struggling Delta Upsilon of 1879 ^^^ 
grown into a powerful organization, whose principles and influence 
are far-reaching. 

The most important question before the Convention this fall is, 
"Shall their labors continue?" The chapters have this to settle be- 
fore the Convention meets. 

With this issue the Quarterly closes its sixth volume, which, in 
many respects, is the most satisfactory in its history. Many of the 
fraternity magazines seem to deteriorate towards the close of the col- 
lege year, and in order to keep up appearances quote freely from 
other papers and reduce their usual number of pages. The Quarterly, 
instead of following this custom, has found it impossible to print in 
this issue all the matter now in type, though the regular size has been 
increased forty-eight pages and a large amount of matter set solid 
This makes the largest number ever printed, and completes a volume 
of 368 pages, fifty-five pages more than in any previous volume. 

Believing that the Alumni notes form one of the most interesting 
features, special attention has been given to the collection of suitable 
4iews for that department This has resulted in more than seventy- 
:8even pages of matter, an amount exceeding that of any former 
year by over seventeen pages, and never equalled by any fraternity 

The Quarterly closes the year with a greater number of sub- 
scribers, both alumni and under-graduates, than ever before, and the 
advertising patronage has improved. Possessing a good home, and 
the best facilities it has ever had for carrying on its work, the 
Quarterly's prospects for the coming year are encouraging. 


Professor H. Leroy Fairchild, Cornell^ '74, has been appointed pro- 
fessor of Natural Sciences in the University of Rochester, to succeed 
Dr. Webster. 

William Henry Harrison Miller, HamiUon, '61, of Indianapolis, 
Ind., is the law partner of General Harrison, the Republican candidate 
for President 

George S. Swezey, Rochester ^ '84, George S. Duncan, Williams, '85, 
and A. Lewis Hyde, LafayeUe, ^^t, were graduated from the Princeton 
Theological Seminary at its recent Commencement. 

The New York Delta Upsilon Qub-house, at 8 East 47th street, is 
well patronized by Alumni visiting the city. They find it a convenient 
and comfortable headquarters alike for business and pleasure. 

The impression seems to be gaining ground that the fellows who 
go to the Delta U. Camp at Lake George have about as fine a time as 
a summer vacation can afibrd. Have you ever tried it ? "No ?" Well, 
then, do so this summer and you will aid in extending this well- 
founded impression. 

The Fraternity will hail with much pleasure the news that our 
honored founder, ex-Governor Bross, WHHams^ '38, of Chicago, III., is 
slowly recovering from paralysis, which attacked him in the right 
arm and leg the latter part of May. The Governor expects to remain 
at Wianno, Mass. , until September. 

Marietta has the happy faculty of furnishing the Quarterly with 
able and intelligent associate editors. Brother Robert M. Labaree 
(who has just graduated as valedictorian of his class) has proved him- 
self no exception to this rule and has given such satisfaction that we 
are sorry to part with him. We wish we could say as much for a 
number of other chapters who seldom ever seem to get the right man 
in the right place. 

At the anniversary exercises of the Society of Missionary Inquiry^of 
Auburn Theological Seminary in the First Presbyterian Church, Tuesr 


day evening, May 8th, addresses were delivered by three Delta U.'s : 
** The Limitations of Foreign Missions, " by Leslie R. Groves, Hamil- 
ton, '8i ; " Strategic Points of To-day," by Plato T. Jones, Hamilian, 
'85, and *' The Reflex Influence of Missions," by Herbert A. Man- 
chester, Rochester, '87. 

The AfPttial containing the minutes of the Rutgers Convention has 
had a much larger sale this year than ever before. This is probably 
due to the &ct that it contains more interesting matter, and fuller re- 
ports than ever before. In addition, it is half as large again as any 
previous issue and is the most carefully prepared and best printed 
Annual ever published. Copies will be sent postpaid upon receipt of 
thirty-five cents by the Secretary of the Council, Box 2887, New York, 
N. Y. 

If you want to have a pleasant vacation among pleasing surround- 
ings and congenial company, do not fail to attend the annual meeting 
of the Delta U. Camping Association at Bolton, Lake George, Warren 
County, N. Y. The camp fires will bum during the month of August, 
and a cordial invitation is extended to members of the Fraternity to 
share their warmth and the hospitality of the camp. Circulars, giving 
full information, can be had by addressing William J. Warburton, 8 
East 47th street, New York, or, after August ist. Delta U. Camp, Bol- 
ton, Warren County, N. Y. 

Last year 218 men were admitted to the Fraternity — a gain of forty 
over the previous year, and the largest number in our history. They 
come from twenty-six states and two foreign countries. New York, of 
course, leads with 68 ; Massachusetts comes next with 29 ; Indiana 
follows with 17 ; Illinois, 16 ; Maine and Ohio, each 13 ; Wisconsin, 
1 1 ; New Jersey, 6 ; Maryland, Michigan, New Hampshire and Ver- 
mont, each 5 ; Pennsylvania and Rhode Island, each 4 ; Colorado, 
Delaware, District of Columbia, Japan and Minnesota, each 2 ; and 
I each from California, Connecticut, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, Persia 
and Texas. 

The editors of Our Record announce that they will have another 
edition of that valuable publication ready about September ist It 
will contain, as before, a brief sketch of each chapter's work during 
the past year, and a list of prizes and honors that they have gained The 
list of prominent members will be much enlaiged, fuller information 


concerning colleges in which we have chapters, and everything brought 
down complete to August i, 1888. 

Copies may be ordered by addressing Our Record, Box 2887, New 
York, N. Y. Price, postpaid, in cloth covers, fifty cents; paper, thirty 

Grove K. Gilbert, Rochester, '63, contributes to the June Forum 
an interesting article on "Changes of Level of the Great Lakes." The 
June HomUeHc contains " Cluster of Gems, No. VL," by Arthur T. 
Pierson, D. D., Hamilton,' ^t, and a sermon, '* A Word of Cheer," by the 
Rev. John Love, Jr., New York, '68. Rossiter Johnson, Ph.D., Rock-- 
ester ^ '63, contributes "Flexible Majorities " to the June Norih Ameri- 
can Review, William Elliot Griffis, D.D., Rutgers, '69, has a paper on 
"Japanese Preachers" in the July Homiletic, znd, Arthur T. Pierson, 
D.D., Hamilton, '57, "Cluster of Gems, No. VII, "and "The Weekly 
Prayer Meetings." David Starr Jordan, LL.D., Cornell, '72, president 
of Indiana University, opens the August Popular Science Monthly with 
"The Octroi at Issoire, a City made Rich by Taxation." 

The members of the Delta Upsilon Fraternity received about sixty 
of their friends on Wednesday evening. May 23d. Their hall was 
elegantly furnished and presented the appearance of a large drawing- 
room. Among the guests were President and Mrs. Pepper, and other 
members of the faculty, with their wives; Dr. William Mathews and 
wife, the ladies of the college, the alumni residing in the city, and other 
friends from Waterville's best society. After a short programme, 
which was both literary and musical, a bountiful collation was served. 
The manner, however, in which the members entertained their guests 
demonstrated that theirs is a social as well as a literary fraternity. At 
an early hour the company broke up with many congratulations and 
good wishes to Delta Upsilon. The boys will look back upon the oc- 
casion as one of the most enjoyable of their college course. — Colhy 
Echo, June i, 1888. 

Professor S. S. Packard, principal of a business college in New York 
City, has offered prizes for stories to be written by young girls and boys. 
Rossiter Johnson, Ph.D., Rochester, '63, was asked to give the members 
of Packard's College some suggestions regarding the matter of compos- 
ing, and the Mail and Express thus prefaces its account of the address, 
in its issue of June 6th : 


Yesterday morning Professor Packard devoted a lar^ portion of the morning 
exercises, at his Business College, to the subject. The leading feature of the occa* 
sion was a talk, full of important suggestions and practical hints, by Mr. Roviter 
Johnson. Mr. Johnson is the author of two published volumes of history — ** A 
History of the French War Ending in the Conquest of Canada '* and *' A History 
of the War of 1812-15, between the United States and Great Britain." He has 
also just completed *< A Short History of the War of Secession," which is to be 
published this £ill by Ticknor & Co., of Boston. His experience as a story writer 
has been considerable. He originated and edited the popular series of "Little 
Classics,*' and is a frequent contributor to St, Nicholas magazine, one of his well- 
known stories for this periodical being *' Phaeton Rogers." 

That the high scholarship of the Fraternity is being well main- 
tained is clearly evident from the commencement reports which have 
reached us up to the time of going to press. From them we find that 
these high honors were taken. In Williams, Brother Henry D. 
Wild had the valedictory; Hamilton, Carl W. Scovel, valedic- 
tory ; Rochester, Walter R. Betteridge, salutatory ; Middlebury, 
George £. Knapp, salutatory, and Bernard M. Coolidge, philo- 
sophical oration ; Rutgers, Sherman G. Pitt, valedictory, Oscar M. 
Voorhees, salutatory, and also the rhetorical honor ; W. Armitage 
Beardslee, fourth honor ; Brown, Henry W. Pinkham, valedictory ; 
Madison, Fenton C. Rowell, valedictory ; Irving A. Douglass, saluta- 
tory ; George W. Douglass, classical oration ; New York, Henry E. 
Schell, Greek salutatory, Howard C. Anderson, philosophical oration; 
Marietta, Robert M. Labaree, valedictory, William B. Addy, third 
honor, Walter G. Beach, fourth honor, and Benjamin W. Labaree, 
fifth honor. And with all this it must be remembered that many of 
our colleges do not have the honor system. 

Quite a number of Delta U.'s are spending the summer at Lake 
Chautauqua, N. Y., among whom are Lucius £. Hawley, Uni(m^ 
'77 ; William H. Squires, '88, and Eddy R. Whitney, '89, oiHamOion; 
J. Dennison Corwin, Adelbert^ '88 ; William W. Lovell, Rochesier^ 
'91 ; the Rev. George O. King, Brcwn^ '66 ; Milton J. Fletcher, '88 ; 
Wesley H. Benham, '89, William H. McKenzie, '89, and Fnmk D. 
Torrey, '91, of Syracuse; Edwin H. Brush, '87, and George R« 
Brush, '91, of Columbia. 

On July 23d we got together and held a rousing meeting. Frater- 
nity matters were discussed as well as the pleasures of a summer's 
outing. Naturally enough our thoughts turned towards our brothers^ 


who will soon be at the Delta U. camp at Lake George. Brother 
Lovell has a fine sail boat which he kindly tenders to all the Delta U. 
parties we can get up, either for the ladies or gentlemen. Our boys 
seem more numerous and are together more than the fellows of the 
other fraternities here. The prospects for a jolly time during August 
are fine. J. D. Corwin. 

Chautauqua, N. Y., July 24, 1888. 

The colleges in which Delta U. has chapters will reopen for the 
&11 term as follows : 

Williams College, Thursday, September 6th ; Union University, 
Wednesday, September 19th ; Hamilton College, Thursday, Septem- 
ber 13th ; Amherst College, Thursday, September 13th ; Adelbert Col- 
lege, Thursday, September 6th ; Colby University, Wednesday, Sep- 
tember 5 th; University of Rochester, Thursday, September 13th; 
Middlebury College, Thursday, September 6lh ; Rutgers College, 
Wednesday, September 19th ; Brown University, Wednesday, Septem- 
ber 19th; Madison University, Thursday, September 13th; Univer- 
sity of the City of New York, Wednesday, September 26th ; Cornell 
University, Wednesday, September 26th ; Marietta College, Thursday, 
September 6th ; Syracuse University, Thursday, September 20th ; 
University of Michigan, Monday, October ist ; Northwestern Univer- 
sity, Wednesday, September 1 2th ; Harvard University, Wednesday, 
September 26th ; University of Wisconsin, Wednesday, September 
5th; Lafayette College, Thursday, September 13th ; Columbia Col- 
lege, Monday, October ist; Lehigh University, Wednesday, Septem- 
ber 1 2th; Tufts College, Thursday, September 20th; De Pauw 
University, Wednesday, September 12th; University of Pennsylvania, 
Thursday, September 20th. 

The fourth annual Delta Upsilon statistical table for the college 
year 1887-88, printed in this number, presents some interesting 
figures relative to the increase of the Fraternity duri ng the past year 
and of the changes that have taken place among rival fraternities. The 
table clearly shows that the "boom " which has been with us for the 
past few years has not yet departed and that the Fraternity is having a 
healthy and vigorous growth. 

Daring the year Sigma Chi has died at Lafayette, Zeta Psi, at Syra- 
cuse ; Phi Kappa Sigma, at Northwestern, Delta Tau Delta, at Colum-- 



bia ; and Beta Theta Pi, at Columbia and Rutgers. Delta Tau Delta 
has entered Wisconsin ; Alpha Tau Omega and Chi Phi, Cornell ; Phi 
Gamma Delta, Madison ; Theta Delta Chi, Brown ; and Phi Delta 
Theta, Amherst and Michigan. Delta Kappa Epsilon is met in seven- 
teen colleges, leading the list, while Phi Delta Theta is close behind 
with fourteen • chapters. Zeta Psi comes next with twelve; Alpha 
Delta Phi, Beta Theta Pi and Psi Upsilon each eleven. Chi Psi 
comes next with nine and Phi Kappa Psi, Delta Phi and Theta Delta 
Chi with eight ; Chi Phi and Phi Gamma Delta each have seven ; Delta 
Tau Delta, Sigma Chi and Sigma Phi, five ; Delta Psi, four ; Kappa 
Alpha, three ; Sigma Nu and Alpha Tau Omega, two ; and Phi Kappa 
Sigma, one. 

The increase in the under-graduate membership of the Fraternity 
will be readily seen in the comparison of the tables of statistics for the 
past four years given here. 

College Year. 

























The Delta Upsilon Club of New York Cmr. 

Earlier mention should have been made of the New York Delta 
Upsilon Club, organized and incorporated under the laws of the State 
of New York last December. A number of our most active alumni 
residing in New York and vicinity formed this club for the purpose of 
promoting social intercourse among its members and establishing 
closer relations between alumni and under-graduates. The club then 
leased the handsome brown-stone house. No. 8 East 47th street 
(adjacent to the Windsor Hotel), in which it has a pleasant home. 
The ColufMa and New Fork chapters also have their rooms there as 
well as the Executive Council and Secretary of the Fraternity. It is 
believed that much will be gained by having a common center for all 


the interests of our Fraternity in this city; a place where alumni of the 
several chapters may meet one another socially, and where any 
member of the Fraternity who visits the city may meet friends, be 
found by friends and obtain accomodations during his stay. The club- 
house is partly occupied by resident members. The meetings of the 
Club will be of a social and literary character and will enable all of its 
members to share equally in the spirit of Delta Upsilon. During the 
coming year it expects to increase its membership largely from the 
long roll of alumni residing in the city. Thus it hopes to become a 
strong force in forwarding the interests and promoting the welfare 
of the Fraternity at large. Its officers are : President, Samuel B. 
Duryea, New Fork, '66; First Vice-President, Hon. Charles D. Baker, 
Cornell, '74; Second Vice-President, Don Alonzo Hulett, Union, '58; 
Secretary, John Q. Mitchell, Marietta, '80; Treasurer, Frederick M. 
Crossett, New York, '84. 

Board of Trustees. — Term expires 1888. — ^William F. Campbell, 
New York, '87; Samuel B. Duryea, New York, *66\ Don Alonzo 
Hulett, Union, '58; Alonzo M. Murphey, Amherst, '87. 

Term expires 1889. — Charles D. Baker, Cornell, '74; Eugene D. 
Bagen, New York, 'j6; J. Chester Chamberlain, Rutgers, '82; John Q. 
Mitchell, Marietta, '80. 

Term expires 1890. — Frederick M. Crossett, New York, '84; Otto 
M. Eidlitz, Cornell, '81; Charles E. Hughes, Brawn, '81; Chauncey 
B. Stone, Columbia, '87. 

Counsel, A. V. W. Van Vechten, Esq., WHUams, '47. 

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CoMMXKCKXXNT Wekk. — The ninely-foiirth Commencement at 
Williams was not different in any great degree firom former ones. 
On Friday night, Jane 2 2d, came the preliminaries in the class sup- 
pers : the Juniors at North Adams ; the Sophomores and the 
Freshmen at Albany, N. Y. The following evening the Graves 
prize speaking took place in the Congr^ational church between 
members of the Senior dassw Delta U. was represented in this by 
Brother Ellis J. Thomas. After the exercises in the church came the 
reception at the D. K. K house: Sunday morning a crowded house 
listened to a thoughtful and most instructive sermon by Dr. Phillips 
Brooks, of Boston, Mass. The weather was oppressively warm, but 
all were fully repaid for going. President Carter delivered the Bacca- 
laureate sermon in the afternoon from the text found in John x,4. 
Immediately after the service the audience filed to Mission Park 
where the usual prayer meeting was led by Dr. Dennison« Professor 
Perry presided at the Alumni prayer meeting in the chapel in the even- 
ing. Monday morning, students and friends listened to an excellent 
concert by the Glee and Banjo Clubs. Delta U. was here represented 
by Brother Buck, '88, Welton, '90, on the Glee; and Brother Elmore, 
'91, on the Banjo Club. The aftemoon was given up to the Junior Dra- 
matics. The plays given were "A Game of Cards" and *' Freezing a 
Mother-in-Law." One of the features of the Commencement was the 
address of this evening by Professor Safford. It was in honor of the 
erection of the first college observatory in the United States fifty years ago, 
through the efforts of Professor Albert Hopkins, brother of Mark Hop- 
kins. After the address every Delta U. brother was found at Hobert Hall 
to greet the Fraternity Alumni who had come in good numbers for our 
annual meeting. Many of our distinguished Alumni were present to 
tell us about the early history of the chapter and encourage us for the 

Dr. Anson L. Hobert, '36, of Worcester, Mass., after whom our 
chapter-house is named, came with his usual enthusiasm simply for 
this meeting, returning home the next day. Refreshments were 
served and an evening was spent profitable and enjoyable as well to 
the Alumni as the under-graduates. 

The drizzling rain of Tuesday morning dampened the spirits of all, 
but especially of the Seniors. In the morning came the meetings of 
the Alumni and Phi Beu Kappa. Among the graduating class Delta 


U. has three Phi Beta Kappa men — Wild, Thomas and Williams. At 
noon came the Dr. Mark Hopkins memorial address by the Hon. 
David Dudley Field. It was a masterly address, and being from a 
classmate and life-long friend of the Doctor it had perhaps more 
weight The regular class-day exercises began at two o'clock in the 
church. Brother Ellis J. Thomas was president of the day, and Brother 
Herbert M. Allen, poet After the indoor exercises the class usually 
goes to East College campus, but owing to the rain which still held on 
they adjourned to the Lasell Gymnasium. Here the Ivy and Library 
orations, the address to the lower classes and Pipe oration were given, 
the Ivy song sung and the pipe of peace smoked. After a class song, 
the Seniors bid farewell to the college building. The evening was 
devoted first to the moonlight prize speaking between the Junior and 
Sophomore classes. Delta U. was also here in Brothers John F. 
Fitschen, Jr., and Edward A. Johnson. After the speaking all the 
younger element and a good many of the older ones went to the 
Senior Promenade in Goodrich Hall. Wednesday morning the gradu- 
ating exercises took place. Brother Henry D. Wild was valedictorian, 
and Brothers Thomas and Williams had orations. After the vale- 
dictory, President Carter announced the prizes, of which Delta U. took 
her share, as follows: Rice prizes in Latin, first prize, Henry D. Wild ; 
honorable mention, Ellis J. Thomas; Greek, fir^t prize, Henry D. 
Wild ; Griffin prize in English Literature, first prize, Herbert M. Allen ; 
second prize, Charles A. Williams ; Moonlight speaking, second Junior 
prize, Edward A. Johnson ; German, honorable mention, John G. 
Broughton; Cobden Medal, Edward A. Johnson. At the Alumni 
dinner Brother Ellis J. Thomas responded for the Class of '88. The 
Senior farewell supper came Thursday evening, at which Brothers Glen 
and Wild had toasts and Brother Buck was the committee on songs. 
Brother Hamilton F. Allen served on the committee of arrangements 
for class day. So it will be seen that Delta U. had her part in the 
Ninety-fourth Commencement, and a large part, too. 


The Hamilton chapter of Delta U, has just closed its forty- first 
year with the following tangible results: Valedictor}', Carl Wads- 
worth Scovel, '88; Phi Beta Kappa men Carl W. Scovel, '88; 
William Harder Squires, '88 ; Hamilton ** Lit.** Piize Essay (open 
to all subscribers), William H. Squires, '88 ; second prize in Ger- 
man, Carl W. Scovel, '88; first Metaphysical prize, William H. 
Squires, '88 ; second Metaphysical prize, Carl W. Scovel, '88. De- 
partment honors were awarded in Modern Languages to Carl W. 
Scovel, '88; in Metaphysics, Carl W. Scovel, '88, and William H. 
Squires, '88, tied for firat place ; in Classics, to Carl W. Scovel, '88. 
Brothers John K Everett, '88, and William H. Squires, '88, were 


appointed Qark prize orators. Brothers Warren D. More, '88, and 
William H. Squires, '88, were appointed for Prize Debate. The first 
prize was awarded to Warren D. More, 

In the class of '89, Eddy R. Whitney was elected business man- 
ager of the HamiUan Literary Monthly for the coming year. A Hawley 
Medal in Classics was awarded to £. Coit Morris. The second prize 
in English class essays was awarded to E. Coit Morris. Second prize 
in English class essays was also awarded to Robert J. Hughes, '90, 
and to George H. Harkness, '91. 

Warren D. More, '88, was elected permanent Secretary of his 

At the Class Day exercises William H. Squires, '88, was poet and 
Carl W\ Scovel, '88, was a member of the presentation committee. 

Owing to the generosity and loyalty of our Alumni, our reception- 
room in the chapter-house has been made more attractive. We are 
especially indebted to Professor William H. Maynard, D.D., '54, the 
Rev. Luther A. Ostrander, '65; Dr. Otis J. Eddy, '68; and Dr. Selden 
H. Talcott,'69, for large and beautifully framed portraits of themselves, 
also to Mr. and Mrs. John G. Peck, '87, for a magnificent oil paint- 
ing. We would here add that there is still "room for one more" pict- 
ure, and we should be happy to find it here next fall from as many 
as possible. 

On Wednesday evening an Alumni reunion was held in the chapter- 
house, and a very pleasant time enjoyed by all. 1 he Alumni who 
were in Clinton during Commencement week were : The Rev. L. Mer- 
rill Miller, D.D., '40 (Hon.), of Ogdensburgb, N. Y. ; the Rev. 
Edward P. Powell, D.D., '53, College Hill ; the Rev. Dwight Scovel, 
'54, Clinton, N.Y.; the Rev. Chester W. Hawley, Amherst^ '58, Clinton, 
N. v.; the Rev. Myron Adams, D.D., '63, Rochester, N. Y. ; Augus- 
tus B. Southwick, M.D., '63, Rome, N. Y. ; the Rev. Luther A. 
Ostrander, '65, Lyons, N. Y. ; the Rev. Isaac O. Best, Ph.D., '67, Clin- 
ton, N. Y. ; Frederick H. Gouge, '70, Utica, N. Y. ; Prof. Eugene 
W. Lyttle,'78, Elizabeth, N. J.; the Rev. Leslie R. Groves, '81, Orleans, 
N. Y.; Francis W. Joslyn, '01, Utica, N. Y. ; Louis A. Scovel, M.D., 
'84, Lyons Falls, N. Y.; Edmund J. Wager, Esq., '85, Philadelphia, N. 
Y. ; E. Root Fitch, '86, Westmoreland, N. Y. ; Frederick W. Griffith, 
'86, Palmyra, N. Y. ; Prof. Frank H. Robson, '87, Elizabeth, N. J. ; 
Prof. Andrew H. Scott, '87, Fort Monroe, Va. 

During the last year John E. Everett, '88, represented us on the 
Hamilton Literary Monthly^ and Hiram H. Bice, '89, on the Hamil- 

At the Freshman class supper Thomas E. Hayden was historian 
and William P. Shepard was prophet. 

Melvin G. Dodge, '90, has been elected an editor of the Hamilton-- 
ian Board. 


Carl W. Scovel, '88, gave the Senior response at Houghton Sem- 
inary Commencement^ and Robert J. Hughes, '90, assisted the Sem- 
inary choir at the Baccalaureate service. 

Frank £. Hoyt, '91, has been out of college for some weeks on 
account of sickness, but will return to his class next fall 


The following is a list of the prizes taken by the chapter at Com- 

James Ewing, '88, took the Woods Improvement prize; Elbridge 

C. Whiting, '88, the Senior Hebrew prize; Andrew H. Mulniz, '90, 
and Ralph W. Crockett, '91, the Kellogg Prizes in Declamation; 
Charles H. Miles, '91, and William D. Plant, '91, the Sawyer prizes 
in Physiology. 

This year we were second in number of prizes; last year we were 

On the college publications we are represented as follows: The 
Student, William £. Clarke, Jr., '89, Allen B. MacNeill, '90, and 
Andrew H. Mulnix, '9a Hie Amherst Lit, Louis Derr, '89. The Olio, 
Elmer H. Copeland, '89— a larger representation than any other so- 
ciety. Athletics have been run this year by Delta U. men. To Samuel 

D. Warriner, '88, the President of our athletic association, is due the 
credit of bringing the first championship to Amherst collie. He 
worked long and faithfully during the winter; and we sent lai^ge teams 
as a consequence to Worcester, Mass., where the Intercollegiate meet 
took place. Out of eight firsts, which Amherst secured. Delta U. 
had three. Brother Warriner secured two of these — the running long 
jump and the pole vault; Brother Sherman, '88, came in an easy 
winner in the mile walk. 

William E. Clarke, Jr., '89, and Eugene Thayer, '89, were respec- 
tively catcher and pitcher on the college "nine." 

We have two or three men who are absolutely sure of positions on 
next fitll's foot-ball team, including a half-back and a center-rush. 

The scholarship awards are out in '89. Of the four men appointed 
as class monitors. Delta U. has two — Louis Derr and Walter H. 

William B. Pyle, '91, of Wilmington, Del. was elected at the end 
of last fall term as his class gymnasium captain. This is the most 
popular office in college. Allen B. MacNeill, '90, is President of his 

Brothers Copeland, Derr, Dodd and Mighill were elected to the 
Senior Scientific Society. This is an honorary society, membership 
in which is based upon peculiar excellence in scientific work. 

Commencement at Amherst passed off remarkably well. We 
started in with the two $50 prizes in declamation. Delta U. has 


taken a majority of these prizes since 1882, with eight societies to con- 
tend against 

James Ewing, '88, was one of eight contestants for the Bond 
prize in Oratory on the Commencement stage. In the Class day exer- 
cises we were represented by Samuel D. Warriner, '88, as Ivy orator. 
Brother James Ewing was Odist 

Elmer H. Copeland was our representative in the "Junior Ex." 
competition for the "Lester" prizes. 


Commencement Week. — The commencement exercises at Adelbert 
began Sunday evening, June 1 7th, with the Baccalaureate sermon by 
President Haydn, in the Euclid Avenue Congregational Church. His 
words were well received by a large audience, largely composed of 
Cleveland's representative citizens. 

Monday evening, the i8th, the Freshman and Sophomore prize 
speaking took place. Tuesday afternoon a meeting of the Alumni 
association was held, at which occurred the annual election of officers. 
Directly after this meeting a lunch was served by President Haydn 
upon the beautiful lawn of the ladies' college. This dinner was ex- 
tended to the Alumni of the college. In the evening the annual 
address to the Alumni was delivered in the Second Presbyterian 
Church. The orator of the occasion was the Rev. J. M. Storrs, LL.D., 
of Orange, N. J. 

After these exercises Alpha Delta Phi, Beta Theta Pi, Delta Kappa 
Epsilon and Delta Upsilon held fraternity reunions in their respective 

Delta Upsilon held her reunion at the chapter rooms, No. 193S 
Euclid Avenue, and had a large attendance, numbering about 
forty; among our Alumni present were, Marcus £. Cozad, '70, of 
Pittsburgh, Pa.; Charles W. Foote, Ph.D., '74, of Cleveland, O. ; Prin- 
cipal Newton B. Hobart, '78, of Hudson, O. ; J. Aubrey Wright, '80, of 
Hudson, O. ; Professor Fred. W. Ashley, '8 5, of Hudson, O. ; George N. 
Thomas, '81; The Rev. Arthur C. Ludlow, Harley F. Roberts, George 
C. Ford and Ledyard M. Bailey, all of the Class of '84; Elmer E. 
Brooks, '85, and others. Norton T. Horr, Cornell^ '82, was present 
and manifested his great interest in the coming Convention in a very 
acceptable manner. Perhaps the most notable feature of the evening 
was this general interest, which all of the Alumni took in the 
Fraternity's next national meeting ; not only was there an abundant 
flow of exuberant language upon this all-absorbing theme, but we re- 
joiced to witness a liberal accompaniment of the wherewithal to make 
the occasion a success. Professor Newton B. Hobart acted as toast- 
master, and we were all treated to a feast of Fraternity enthusiasm on 
the part of the Alumni as well as the under-graduates. At a late hour. 


or better said, at an early hour, the joyous crowd dispersed, and the 
fortieth annual reunion of the Western Reserve chapter of Delta Upsilon 
was a thing of the past 

On Wednesday morning at lo o'clock occurred the Commence- 
ment exercises of the graduates, in the Euclid Avenue Congregational 
Church. There were graduated only ten out of the class of '88, which 
entered four years bdfore with thirty-one. Inroads had been made 
upon its original number by the faculty and by death ; some had &llen 
out of their own free will, while the co-educational question resulted 
finally in all of the young ladies bolting from the class. Several Mas- 
ter's degrees were conferred as well as quite a number of the other 
degrees given on these occasions. After the graduating exercises an 
elaborate dinner was served in the college chapel for the Alumni and 
family friends ; and the toasts of distinguished alumni were of course 
the order of the afternoon. 

Commencement exercises were closed Wednesday evening by a 
grand reception in the college buildings and upon its grounds, given 
by the faculty to the Alumni and a large number of invited guests, 
among whom were Cleveland's most respected clergymen and citizens. 
One could hardly wish for a more suitable or delightful place in which 
to hold a reception than our well-appointed main building, together 
with its acres of closely trimmed lawn stretching back from Euclid 
avenue. Both building and campus were extensively lighted by elec- 
tric lights, and the interior of the college was richly decorated. 

James D. Corwin, '88, will enter Princeton Theological Seminary 
next September. Daring the summer months he will study prepar- 
atory Greek at the Chautauqua Summer School. 

Evan H. Hopkins, '89, received one out of the three equal honors 
granted to the Junior class each April. He was also an active busi- 
ness editor of this year's Reserve, 

James A. Ford, '91, took the first prize for Freshman prize speak- 
ing. In doing this J3rother Ford sustained the good record of Delta 
U. for taking this, the most desirable prize given, each year. It is 
peculiarly noticeable that Delta U. has taken this six times within the 
last eight years, which is as far back as memory and traditional knowl- 
edge on this point can carry the writer. 

Had a second award been made in the speaking, it would have 
gone to John Dickerman, '91. 

Of the commencement honors. Phi Gamma Delta took first and 
Delta Tau Delta second, this being only the second such appoint* 
ment that Delta Tau Delta has had since her establishment here in 
1883, and only the second time that Delta U. has failed to take an 
honor for quite a number of years. 



Commencement Week. — Another commencement has come and 
gone and Colby has sent out twenty-three more young men and women 
to face the stem realities of life. The class was fiivored with delight- 
ful weather during the whole week. Many more friends and Alumni 
were present than usual, and Colb/s annual celebration proved most 
enjoyable to all. At a meeting of the trustees a new building was 
decided upon for a chemical laboratory. 

In the class of '88 Delta U. had five good men. Four of these 
took first parts in scholarship at graduation and one was appointed by 
the faculty to speak. On Class day (Tuesday) Delta U. had the honor 
of furnishing both the orator and the poet Both did themselves and 
their Fraternity credit In the Junior class we had the president and 
at the Junior prize exhibition on Monday we were represented by 
Henry B. Woods, who took second prize. 

Of the graduating class Edward P. Barrell and Henry Fletcher pur- 
pose to teach ; Addison B. Lorimer, John A. Shaw and John F. 
Tilton will enter Newton Theological Institution in the fall These 
men have ever been active and enthusiastic for Delta U. and will be 
much missed by the brothers who return. The chapter, however, has 
eight strong men in the coming Sophomore class and five or six good 
men already pledged from the entering class. 

Our reunion was the largest we have bad for many years. It did one's 
heart good to listen to earnest, thoughtful words of counsel and 
encouragement from loyal Delta U. men. It seemed as if the ties 
of friendship and love formed in the old hall grew stronger and stronger 
as the years rolled by. But words calling for merriment and laughter 
also were spoken, and the collation furnished by the chapter was par- 
taken of with no undue solemnity. 

Among the Alumni present were the Hon. William J. Corthell,'57, 
Principal of the State Normal School, Gorham, Me.; Samuel J. 
Nowell, 'Si ; Henry Trowbridge, '83 ; Charies S. Estes, '84, of the 
Classical Institute, Houlton, Me ; and Arthur L. Doe, '84, Principal 
of the Grammar School, Woonsocket, R. I.; Burleigh S. Annis, '85, 
Professor of Mathematics in the Wesleyan Academy, Wilbraham, 
Mass.; Fred. A. Snow, '85, just graduated from Newton Theological 
Institution ; George R. Berry, '85 ; William H. Snyder, '85 ; the 
Hon. Randall J. Condon, '86 ; and Horatio R. Dunham, '86. The 
class of '87 was also represented by five or six men. There were 
present also the Hon. Nelson A. Luce, '62, State Superintendent of 
Schools, and the Rev. Newell T. Dutton, Broum, '70, of Houlton, 
Me. , this year elected a trustee of Colby University. 

During the past year Delta U. men have been represented on col- 
lege publications as follows : John A. Shaw and John F. Tilton, asso- 
ciate editors of the Colby Echo, a bi-weekly ; Addison B. Lorimer, 
associate editor of the Oracle, the college annual. 



The last term at Rochester was a lively one. What with the New 
York State Intercollegiate field day, the Intercollegiate ball games and 
the never-to-be-forgotten opera by the students, the time not devoted 
to studies was well occupied. 

On May 25th, Hobart, Union, Hamilton, Madison, Syracuse and 
Rochester were represented at the Intercollegiate Field Day contests 
held in this city at the Rochester Driving Park. It was a great day for 
Syracuse. She defeated Rochester in a game of ball in the morning, 
and in the afternoon took first and second prizes with so much 
regularity that it really became monotonous. The only consolation 
was that many of the prizes were taken by Delta U.'s. There were a 
large number of visiting brothers here, whom we were more than 
pleased to meet and entertain. On the whole the Field Day was a 
great fizzle, poorly managed and a financial failure. Delta U. had no 
voice in the active management, Brother Burton S. Fox, '89, was judge 
of walking. 

On May 24th and 25th, the event of the college year took place. 
It was the production of an operetta, '* Robin Hood," written by 
Charles Robinson, '90, and composed by Allen G. Robinson, '90. A 
University Opera Club was organized to produce the operetta, and 
Brother Samuel M. Brickner, '88, became manager. The opera was 
full of bright hits and pretty music, and included a ballet, a fea- 
ture which provoked roars of laughter and lengthy applause from the 
crowded houses. The operetta was a great financial success and on 
both evenings the New Opera House was filled with the elite of the 
city. The Delta U.'s who participated were: Lord Heather/ord, Alden 
J. Merrell, '88; Anthony Conistock^ William C. Raymond, '89; Fro- 
/essor Olds, Herbert W. Bramley, '90; Professor Morey, Elmer L. 
Fargo, '91; one of the Three lUtle maids from coU^ William D. Merrell, 

Rochester came out third in the Intercollegiate league, with Syra- 
cuse first, Union second and Hamilton fourth. 

Commencement Week. — Unusual interest attached to Commence- 
ment this year from the fact that it was the last Commencement at 
which President Martin B. Anderson presided. Old age and infirmity 
caused him to resign, amid the regrets and good wishes of students. 
Alumni and trustees. 

Commencement week opened with a sermon by the Rev. Edward 
Tudson, D.D., of New York, before the College Y. M. C. A., on Sunday, 
June 17th, The following evening, the Sophomore declamations were 
heard in the First Baptist Church, four Delta U.'s participating: 
Charles S. Brown, Edwin R. Beall, James B. Morman and Albert H. 

Tuesday aflemoon the Qass day exercises of '88 were held at the 


Academy of Music. The pretty theatre was crowded with a fashion- 
able audience. Brother William C. Wilcox was poet The commit- 
tee of arrangements included Brother Samuel M. Brickner. At 5 o'clock 
exercises were held around the Class Tree on the campus, which was 
reached in carriages by the Senior class, who were followed by a band, 
and the rest of the students drawing the venerable and venerated bone- 

On Tuesday evening the oration and poem were read before the 
Alnmni, Brother Rossiter Johnson, '63, reading one of his characteristic 

Wednesday was Commencement proper. Among the speakers 
were Brothers Betteridge (salutatorian), Brickner, Merrell and Wilcox. 
Brother Wilcox received an honorable mention for excellent speaking. 
The degree of Ph.D. was conferred on Brother Rossiter Johnson, '63; 
and that of L.L.D., on Professor H. E. Webster, whose election to the 
presidency of Union College makes a gap in our faculty hard to fill. 
Brothers William C. Wilcox and Alden J. Merrell received honorable 
mention for an examination in Professor Gilmore's course of lectures 
on Anthropology. 

President Anderson's address to the graduating class was touching 
in its sentiment and advice, and was attentively heard by the multitude 
present At the Alumni dinner all the toasts were with reference to 
Dr. Anderson's retirement from the presidency, and many were very 
touching. Dr. Anderson himself made a few remarks, urging lo3^1ty 
10 the college, and asking that the body of Alumni regard him as one 
of them. The Alumni dinner closed the Commencement of '88. 

The Board of Trustees elected the Rev. Dr. David J. Hill as a 
successor to President Anderson. He has accepted. Dr. Hill is 
President of Bucknell University, at Lewisburg, Pa., and has con- 
siderable renown as a logician and psychologist 

We hope to have a couple of men at the Delta U, camp this year. 

We have four fine men pledged for next fall, all from the Rochester 
Free Academy. These men are the first three of their class and the 
other is near the head. Our prospects were never better for a fine 

The thirty-fifth annual banquet of the Rochester chapter of Delta 
Upsilon was held at **The Livingston," on Monday evening, June 
r8th. About forty sat down to an extensive menu, and after disposing 
of that as only Delta U.'s can, Toast-master Frank E, Glen, '74, called 
the assembly to order. The responses and sentiments were as follows: 

EDITORIAL LIFE, Henry C. Maine, HamUton^ '70. 

'' When the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet. 
Then all things are at risk." 

BELTA U. AND PHI BETA KAPPA, . . Henry W. Conklin, '79. 

'* Mine own will come to me.*' 


OUR SISTER CHAPTERS, . . Professor Albert C. Hill, MadU^n^ ^ri^ 

" How strong a bond unites us.*' 

CHAPTER HOUSE, John A. Barhitx, "Si. 

" Be it ever so humble. 
There's no place like home." 

PUELLiE MULTiE ET PULCHRiE, . . C. Hubert Smith, '85. 

" The youth had long been viewing 
These pleasant things." 

'88— THE CULMINATION OF EVOLUTION, . . Alden J. Merrell, '8S. 

" Yet much remains to conquer still." 

OUR LITERARY MEN, Rossiter Johnson, '63. 

*< None but an author knows an author's cares, 
Or fancy's fondness for the child she bears." 

Great enthusiasm prevailed when five members of the class of *^'^ 
entered the dining haJl. They were : The Hon. Joseph O'Connor, 
Jacob A. Hoekstra, the Rev. Philip P. Famham, Rossiter Johnson and 
the Rev.Volney A. Sage. Among other Alumni present were William 
E. Davis, Harvard, '87; George A- Gillett, '82; Arthur L. Smith, '87; 
Herbert A, Manchester, '87; Fred E. Marble, 'Z*i\ Wallace S. Trues- 
dell, '86; Isaac L. Adler, Harvard, '90; Emil Kuichling, '71 ; and 
many other resident and non-resident members of the fraternity. 

Music was furnished between courses and toasts by the chapter glee 
club, conceded to be the best musical organization in college. 

It was at an early morning hour when the brothers parted after giv- 
ing the Fraternity yell, one and all feeling that they had enjoyed one of 
the best spreads the Rochester chapter has ever had. The committee of 
arrangements was composed of: Samuel M. Brickner, '88; William H. 
Brooks, '89 ; and Herbert W. Bramley, '90. 


Commencement Week. — ^The week began this year with a dismal 
driving rain which continued with short intervals until Tuesday night 
Wednesday morning, however, dawned clear and bright and finer 
weather was never seen. 

The Commencement exercises began with the Baccalaureate ser- 
mon Sunday afternoon, the 24th, by President Brainard, who preached 
from the text "Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after 
righteousness, for they shall be filled. " The sermon was able and elo- 
quent, and closed with a feeling address to the graduating class. 

The anniversary of the college Y. M. C. A, took place Sunday even- 
ing. Though there was a pouring rain, a fair audience gathered to 
bear the address, which was given by the Rev. George M. Boynton, of 
Boston, Mass. Brother Klock, President of the association, presided. 
The speaker took for his text, '*Work out your own salvation with 
fear and trembling." The Christian working out his salvation was 


not engaged in a selfish effort; he who labored hardest to save others 
was surest of salvation himself. Fear and trembling was not terror 
bat solicitude and anxiety lest the work should not be done in the 
right way. 

The Preliminary meeting of the Alumni association was held Tues- 
day morning at 9 a.m. Brother Henry S. Foote, '57, was re-elected 
Secretary, and one of the committee appointed to report permanent 

At 1 1 A.M. the Alumni and their friends gathered at the Congrega- 
tional Church to hear the address before the Alumni by J. W. Aber- 
nethy, whose subject was " George Eliot" The address was long but 
more than usually interesting. His criticism of her works was keen 
and searching, and though entering much into detail was brilliant and 

Tuesday evening was as rainy as ever. Nevertheless the church 
was filled to its utmost capacity, the occasion being Parker and Mer- 
rill Prize Speaking. Delta U. did better than last year, this time tak- 
ing second, Parker (Freshman), and third, Merrill (Sophomore), 
Brothers Prentiss, '91, and Mead, '90, being the winners. 

The annual meeting of the Alumni Wednesday morning was short 
and devoid of interest, nothing but routine business engaging their 

At II A.BI. a procession was formed on the campus of students, 
faculty and Alumni, who marched to the church to attend exercises of 
the graduating class. Brother George £. Knapp was salutatorian and 
followed with " Self- Aggrandizement as a Motive Force." Brother 
Bernard M. Cooledge came next with the philosophical oration, " The 
Future of the English Language." Our other three speakers were 
Brothers William B. Clift, **The Pioneer of American Literature," 
Burton J. Hazen, **A Glance at Russia," and Edwin J. Klock, 

At the awarding of scholarship prizes Delta U. took second Senior, 
first and second Junior, first Sophomore and first and second Fresh- 
men. Brothers George E. Knapp, '88, Prentiss C. Hoyt, Leslie H. 
Raine, '89, Leon E. White, '91, and Carl A. Mead and Clarence H. 
Willey, '91, being the winners of these respectively. Brother Hoyt 
also took first prize for best collection of botanical specimens. 

Of a total of twenty-one prizes, Delta U. has taken this year nine; 
Chi Psi, eight; D. K. E. , two; and neutrals, two. Of seven first's Delta 
U. took four; Chi Psi, two; and D. K. E. , one. Of seven second's, 
Delta U. took four; Chi Psi, two; and neutral, one. 

Of our '88's, Brothers Klockand Hazen intend to study theology, 
Brothers Clift and Knapp law, and Brother Cooledge is to teach. 
Delta U. has been represented on the Kaleidoscope^ the college annual, 
by Brother Hoyt, '89, one of the assistant editors, and Brother Sever- 


ance, '89, basiness manager; on the Undergraduate^ by Edwin B. 
Clift, '90, assistant editor-in-cbief; Leslie H. Raine, '89, and Heniy 
M. Goddard, '90, basiness manager. 


W. Armitage Beardslee, '88, sailed for Europe on June 7th, and 
Charles Maar, '89, on June 23d. They expect to meet at Marburg, 
Germany, and spend the summer studying the German language. 

During the Senior vacation Charles S. Wyckoff and William B. 
Tomkins made a pedestrian tour from Orange, N. J., to the Delaware 
Water Gap. They report an enjoyable trip. 

Warren R. Schenck, Louis W. Stotesbury and John S. Van Orden 
received three of the eight Sophomore Orator appointments. John T. 
E De Witt, '89, and Robert J. and Jasper S. Hogan, '91, left college a 
few days before the final examinations to spend the summer at the 
Thousand Islands. 

Our Chapter received at Commencement a handsomely painted 
portfolio from one of our lady friends. We are very grateful. 

During the year we were represented on the Targum board by W. 
Armitage Beardslee, '88, Sherman G. Pitt, '88, and Maurice J. Thomp- 
son, '89. Brother Beardslee was Senior editor during the winter term. 
Clarence G. Scudder was Scarlet Letter editor. 

Of our '88 men, Sherman G. Pitt will remain in New Brunswick 
tutoring during the summer and enter Drew Theological Seminary in 
the fell. Beardslee, Voorhees, Wilson and Wyckoff will study theol- 
ogy, perhaps at New Brunswick, and William B. Tomkins will study 
the classics preparatory to entering the seminary at a later date. 

At the Grammar School Commencement, J. W. Thompson and 
R. S. Winn, who are pledged to Delta U., had orations, and Thomp- 
son received the prize in History. 

Commencement Week. — Commencement at Rutgers has come and 
gone with Delta U. at the front For evidences of this, we do not 
have to look far. We were especially gratified at the number of ladies 
wearing the Gold and Blue. The good impressions made at the recep- 
tion last October have been fostered, and we feel that more than ever 
the ladies of the city are in hearty sympathy with us. 

The Class Day exercises on Monday were especially enjoyable, and 
though efforts had been made by Theta Nu Epsilon to prevent our 
men from obtaining important positions, we were well represented. 
The Ivy Ode was written by W. Armitage Beardslee ; Sherman G. Pitt 
delivered the address to Under class-men ; Ferdinand S. Wilson the 
Ivy Oration ; and Oscar M. Voorhees, the Address to the President 

At the Sophomore Cremation in the evening, our men took an 
active part One of the hymns was written by Elias B. Van Arsdale, 


and an address was made by Louis W. Stotesbury* Besides several 
other men served on important committees. 

At the Phi Beta Kappa initiation Tuesday morning, Delta U. scored 
another great victory, four of the six initiates from '89 being of her 
number. They were John T. E. DeWitt, Maurice J. Thompson, 
John P. Street and Charles Maar. Thus of the twenty-one initiates 
from '87, '88 and '89, Delta U. secures thirteen. 

At the Alumni meeting and banquet there were a good many 
Delta U. men present. At the former, Brother Irving S. Upson, 
^81, was re-elected Necrologist, and at the latter the Rev. John H. Sal- 
isbury, *75, spoke very eifectively on "Always Loyal to A/ma Ma/er," 
At the address before the literary societies in the afternoon, the 
speaker, Seth Low, of Brooklyn, was introduced by Brother Maurice 
J. Thompson, President of Philo. The address on "The College- 
Bred Man in Politics " was a very suggestive one, and showed that the 
speaker was thoroughly conversant with the themes he discussed. 

At the Junior exhibition in the evening Delta U. was again victori- 
ous. Our speakers were Maurice J. Thompson, subject : " False 
Philosophy and True Living;" and Elias W. Thompson, subject: 
'* The Power of Music" Clarence G. Scudder was to have spoken on 
"The Life and Death of David Livingstone," his oration having been 
written before the accident occurred which caused his untimely death. 
The prize, which is considered the most brilliant one the college 
oifers, was awarded to Maurice J. Thompson. Thus for three years 
in succession Delta U. has competed successfully for this prize, it 
having been awarded to Asa Wynkoop,'87, and William B. Tomkins,'88. 
Our annual reunion and banquet was held Tuesday evening after 
the Junior exhibition. There was a large attendance, though but few 
of our older Alumni were present Asa Wynkoop, '87, did the hon- 
ors of toast-master in a brilliant manner. The topic of greatest interest 
was our chapter-house. William F. Wyckoff, ''jy, and Edward B. 
Voorhees, '81, gave us much practical advice from the Alumni stand- 
point The need of a thoroughly organized movement was felt, and 
we hope that the Board of Trustees which we have recently constituted 
will complete the organization and enable us to secure a house before 
long. We were glad to have with us Professor Frank L. Nason, 
Amherst, '82, who recently became one of our resident Alumni. He 
has been secured by Dr. Cook as assistant State Geologist, and has 
already made many friends. After a very enjoyable evening we parted 
with rousing cheers for Delta U. 

Commencement day witnessed our crowning triumph, four of the 
live honors falling to us. Sherman G. Pitt was valedictorian ; Oscar 
M. Voorhees received the second and also the Rhetorical honor; 
and W. Armitage Beardslee, fourth honor. Ferdinand C. Wilson and 
Charles S. Wyckoff also received Commencement appointments, but 
were excused with six others in order to shorten the exercises. 



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The prizes and scholarships were awarded as follows : Oscar M. 
Voorhees, Van Vechten prize for essay on Foreign Missions, Van 
Doren prize for essay on Christian Missions and Suydam prize for 
Natural Science. John T. E. DeWitt, '89, the John Parker Winner 
Memorial prize, for Mental Philosophy. Maurice J. Thompson, '89, 
Perlee Junior orator prize. Warren R. Schenck, '90, first Spader 
prize for Modem History. Charles S. Johnson, '91, first Sloan en- 
trance examination prize; Harry Lockwood, second Sloan entrance 
examination prize. 

The Sloan prizes consist of scholarships for the course, worth $300 
each, and $100 and $50 in cash respectively. The other scholarship 
was secured by Jasper S. Hogan, '91, for being first in his class in the 
Grammar School. The cash value of the prizes we have taken is 
nearly three- fifths, and, including the scholarships, six-sevenths of the 
value of all the prizes offered in the course. We think we can justly 
pride ourselves on our success. 

Among those receiving degrees were Beardslee, Pitt, Voorhees^ 
Wilson and Wyckoff^ B. A., and Louis A. Voorhees, '85, M.A. 


Delta Upsilon at Brown closes another successfiil year. And the 
year has been one of progress. In September we came back some- 
what disheartened. We had lost the presence and advice of eight 
good men in the class of '87, and two under-graduates did not return. 
However^ we went to work and made up a delegation from '91 of eight 
as good men as could be had. And this is proved by the fact that we 
had four out of the seven first-grade men for the first half year. About 
the first of January we moved into larger and better quarters, and the 
efiect has been quite marked in stimulating the men to better work 
not only in, but out of the meetings. We have pledged three men for 
next year. We think no society has more than two besides ourselves. 
We look forward to the coming year with pleasant expectations, think- 
ing that it will be one of the most successful we have had for some 

Here we have endeavored to pay particular attention to scholar- 
ship in securing new men, and let the athletes go to other fraternities.. 


One or two of the chapters here endeavor to get some men active in 
the gymnasium, and some who have intellectual ability. The result 
is such a mixture that we are not desirous of imitating their example. 
However, on Field day, Charles A. Meader, '91, took first prize in the- 
half-mile and mile run; James Q. Dealey, '90, was second in the two- 
mile run ; and Elmer A. Wilcox, '91, was second in the standing high 

The only regular college publication here is the Brunonian^ 
Richard R. Martin, '89, has been one of the literary editors, and 
Frederick E. Stockwell, '90, distributing editor during the year. 

Out of five Delta U. Seniors four have been elected into Phi Beta 

Of the Seniors, Harry W. Pinkham, who leads the class by the way, 
is to study for the ministry at the Newton Theological Institution. 
Charles E. Dennis expects to teach. John P. Hunter, who has pitched 
for the University nine, is going to study law at the University of 
Pennsylvania. He may take an excursion to California during the 
summer. William F. Arrington expects to be clerk in a hotel at 
Jamestown, R. L, during the summer, then will teach a year, and 
after that expects to study theology. Garence G. Hamilton is un- 
decided as to his life-work. He may teach school or music alone. 
He is one of the finest musicians in college. 

Edward B. Birge, '91, has been the leader of the Symphony Society 
during the year. He is college organist also. 

Of $480 distributed in prizes during the past year Delta U. took 
$120; Delta Phi, $35; Alpha Delta Phi, $20; Beta Theta Pi, $10; 
Zeta Psi, $120; Chi Phi, $30, and neutrals, $I45* 

The large amount going to the neutrals is explained somewhat by 
the fact that one of their number took the largest prize offered. 

Charles E. Dennis, '88, received special honors in Latin and 

Commencement Week. — Another class has now gone out from the 
walls of Brown. Especially for those who go forth into the world is 
this a memorable occasion. The present class is one of the smallest 
recently graduated here — there are but forty-five men. '88 has been 
unlucky all through the course, hence it was not much of a surprise 
to see '88 luck still manifest, and to find Class Day dawn cloudy. 
That day, Friday, June 15th, marked the close of regular college 
work. However, it did not rain till evening. Owing to the fact 
that Delta U. was not in the winning combination in the Senior elec* 
tion in the fall, we did not have any of the Class Day speakers. In 
the morning the members of the college and many representatives- 
from the society of the city met in Sayles' Memorial Hall, in accord- 
ance with time-honored custom, and listened to an oration and poem. 
The latter was particularly good. In- the afternoon, on the campus^ 


was the address to under-graduates and the planting of the Class Tree. 
The address was given by an Alpha Delt, and was very good. Usu- 
ally the speaker endeavors to grind the classes, but this year he 
delivered, in a taking manner, a little wholesome advice. It was a 
departure from custom, which was thought to be an improvement 
The "planting" of the tree consisted in adopting a tree planted some 
fifteen years ago. However, probably, the effect is as good. In the 
evening was the promenade concert For the first time in five years 
it rained. All outdoor decorations were, of course, spoiled. How- 
ever, the spreads were the more liberally patronized, for it was advis- 
able to be under cover. Delta U. had a very pleasant spread in Slater 
Hall. At midnight the graduating class had its class supper. Brother 
Dennis was prophet and Brother Hamilton, odist, on that occasion. 

On Sunday President Robinson delivered the Baccalaureate 
«ermon. He dwelt upon politics to a considerable extent, and 
-strongly urged the men to take independent action in that field. The 
annual sermon before the Society for Missionary Inquiry was de- 
livered by the Rev. John Humpstone, D.D., of Brooklyn, N. Y., and 
was an interesting discourse. 

Tuesday morning came the annual meeting of Phi Beta Kappa. Of 
our five Seniors four are now members of that society. A new cata- 
logue of the members of the Brown chapter was issued. It is ten years 
since the last one was published. Then there were men living who 
had graduated in the last century. Now the oldest graduate repre- 
sented in that catalogue is in the Class of 1820. The Alumni 
listened to a poem by Mr. H. S. Babcock, '74, and a brilliant oration 
by the Hon. Benjamin F. Thurston, '49. Later in the day the Alumni 
held their annual meeting and advised for the good of the college. 

Wednesday morning the one hundred and twentieth annusd Com- 
mencement exercises were rendered. The interest excited by these 
orations in the hearts of the fair ones of the city is witnessed by the 
fact that there was quite a congregation assembled two hours before 
the exercises were to begin. Of the ten speakers, four were Delta 
U.'s, and the place of honor was granted one of our men. Two of 
the four first-grade men also are from our number. The Commence- 
ment dinner followed and the class of '88 were no longer active mem- 
bers of Brown University. At the dinner the balance of a $30,000 
fund for the maintenance of a gymnasium was pledged amid enthusi- 
astic cheering. Now we are assured of two new buildings in the near 
future, a gymnasium and a physical laboratory. Both are sorely needed. 
The money is all either in the hands of the corporation or pledged, 
and when suitable plans are prepared there will be nothing to hinder 
the work of erecting them. When we meet again in the fall, we shall 
miss the familiar faces of Professors Andrews and Liscomb, both en- 
thusiastic members of our beloved fraternity. Our best wishes accom- 


pany them to their new fields of labor. To our limited and perhaps> 
partial vision it seems as if the loss of the former is irreparable. Cornell 
surely is to be congratulated on obtaining such a superior instructor. 


Of our '88 men Frank C. Barrett will preach and then study 
theology. George W. Douglass takes a position as reporter for the 
Brooklyn (N. Y.) Citizen on July ist Irving A. Douglass enters the 
composing room of the New York Evening Post and expects soon to 
have a position on the staff. Clayton Grinnell will teach. Fenton C. 
Rowell has the position of Greek professor in Keystone Academy^ 
Factoryville, Pa., for one year. Afterwards he will study law in New 

Irving A. Douglass, '88, George W. Douglass, '88, and Fred. S. 
Retan/89, were on the Madisonensis. Alfred W.Wishart, '89, is on the 
Salmagundi^ the college annual. 

Commencement Week. — ^The week was crammed with events as 
nsual. All the exercises were fully attended. There are only three of 
the exercises which are of interest to Delta U. 's. Monday afternoon, 
the Kingsford contest in declamation occurred. There were twelve 
speakers, five of whom were Delta U. 's. Fred. S. Retan, '89, took one 
of three first prizes and Othello S. Langworthy, '89, one of the three 
second prizes. Tuesday afternoon the Senior prize debate occurred. 
Two of the six contestants were Delta U.'s, George W. Douglass and 
Irving A. Douglass; to the latter was awarded second prize. Tuesday 
night the Delta U. Alumni banquet was held. The number of Alumni 
present was smaller than usual, but there was no evident diminution in 
the fun of the old boys who were there. Thursday was the great day, 
and it was a red-letter day for Delta U. We had the first three men in 
the class — Fenton C. Rowell, valedictorian, Irving A. Douglass, saluta* 
torian, and George W. Douglass, classical oration. Brother Irving A. 
Douglass was given the prize for best oration. Of course everybody 
in the graduating class surpassed Demosthenes in his oratory and every- 
body's friends thought he ought to have had the prize. 

The following is a list of the prizes taken by the chapter: Lewis 
Commencement prize in oratory ($60), Irving A. Douglass, '88; second 
prize debate ($20), Irving A. Douglass, *%%\ second Lawrence Chemical 
prize ($15), Othello S. Langworthy, '87; first Latin prize ($25), 
Ulysses G. Weatherly,*9o; second Latin prize ($15), William J. Ford, 
'90; second Lasher F^say prize ($13), Fred, S. Retan, '89; first Allen 
Essay prize ($17), Ulysses G. Weatherly; first Kingsford Declamation 
prize ($10), Fred. S. Retan; second Kingsford Declamation prize ($10), 
Othello S. Langworthy, '89. 

It would not be out of place to close this account of Commence- 
ment with a reference to Colgate Academy, which is the preparatory 


school of Madison University. In the graduating class the first and 
third men are pledged to Delta U. Out of the eight speakers who are 
chosen from the whole class for the excellence either of their scholar- 
ship or of their orations, three are pledged to Delta U. 


To our University the past year has been an eventful one and has 
completed her release from the pressing embarrassments which have 
for years hampered her usefulness. To the unquestioned business 
tact of her officers, especially of the Vice-Chancellor. is this due. Each 
year is bringing in laiger classes, a better arranged curriculum and 
larger opportunities for study and advancement 

Our professors are, most of them, in the prime of life and are con- 
ducting their work with energy. 

The post-graduate course which has been in operation for two 
years, has proven eminently succesful and the ensuing year will see 
still other courses open for graduate study. 

The large chemical laboratory on the ground floor of the University 
is nearing completion, and cannot fail to be an attraction and delight 
to those who wish to follow a course of practical work. 

The elective course in Hebrew, under the direction of Professor 
Abram S. Isaacs, Ph.D., New York, '71, is a great help to men 
preparing for the ministry. 

In a word, the University has entered well upon the new era of prog- 
ress. In the coming autumn there is promise of a laiger entering 
class than ever before, and professors and students look forward to a 
year of much benefit. 

The Class day exercises of the class of '88 on the evening of Tune 
nth were largely attended. The programme was quite good, andf not 
the least interesting was the report of the treasurer, Brother Howard C. 
Anderson, which was received with much amusement The secretary 
of the class was Brother Harry £. Schell. At the invitation of the 
class the Glee Club discoursed sweet music, under the directorship of 
Brother J. Harker Bryan, *%(i. They received well-merited applause. 

To the Chapter the year has been one of fair success. We have 
made mistakes and paid the penalty, and circumstances beyond our 
control have given us trouble. 

Our determination to elect only men who meet the approval of the 
entire chapter has kept our number small, but in this we have the 
sanction of our Delta U. brothers. We have four good men in '91, 
and they are men of ability and true Delta U. spirit They have 
already evinced great interest in the welfare of the Chapter. 

Commencement took place in the Academy of Music on the 
evening of June 14th. Although we did not capture the valedictory, 
two of our three men were honor men. 



The first oration was the Greek salutatory, the first given in five 
years, which was delivered by Brother Schell with all the flow and 
xythm of a modem Greek. Following ancient custom, the chapter 
presented Brother Schell with a handsome Delta U. monogram of cut 
roses. The philosophical oration fell to Brother Howard C. Anderson, 
and was a bold and interesting address on '^ Radicalism in Politics," in 
which he displayed his usual independence of thought Both speak- 
ers did honor to their chapter and upheld Delta U.'s record for 
scholarship. As usual, we had one of the largest proscenium boxes 
at the left of the stage. This was handsomely decorated with festoons 
of cut flowers, smilax, fems, bouquets of roses and our chapter 

Among the score or more of our Alumni who, with their ladies, 
patronized the box were Mr. and Mrs. Cephas Brainerd, Jr., Miss David- 
son, Mr. Frank Campbell, Miss Irving, Mr. William M. Chapman, 
Miss Koster, Mr. Frank P. Reynolds, Miss Jackson, Mr. William C 

In the Junior class the key of Phi Beta Kappa was conferred upon 
Brother Arthur L. Wolfe, who easily leads his class. The Quarterly 
association of the University, composed of subscribers to that maga- 
zine, elected, at their annual meeting, as editor-at-large, George G. 
Seibert, '89. 

With the expression of these modest attainments we close the rec- 
ord of the year, thankful for the growing strength of our grand Frater- 
nity and for her supremacy wherever established. 

The following is a list of the honors taken by the members of the 
New York chapter, together with those taken by other fraternities and 
the neutrals since the establishment of the chapter in 1865 : 

First Honor 

Second Honor 

Third Honor , 

Fourth Honor 

Other Orations at Commencement 

Junior Ex. Prizes 

Fellowship Money 














































The percentages of the high honors are: • Delta Upsilon, 29. 2 per 
cent ; Psi Upsilon, 18.7 per cent ; Zeta Psi, 12.5 per cent ; Delta 
Phi, 13.5 per cent 

There were two firsts, and no second given in 1875 and 1881, and 
also three fourth honors in 1878 and 1881. 



As we look back over the past college year, we can see that it 
has been a prosperous one for us. 

The new chapter-house, which we entered last September, we have 
found to be well adapted to the needs of a society, and we have ail 
enjoyed it greatly. 

In our campaign work last fall, we found that it was necessary for 
each one to put forth his best efiforts, and not leave all of the work for 
the campaign president ; for, of course, rushing Freshmen in a class of 
four hundred means a great deal of hard work, and we rather came 
to the conclusion that it is easier to carry on successful campaign 
work in a class of two hundred than in a class of four hundred. 

Although we did not take in as large a Freshman delegation as 
some of the fratemiues, yet we have taken in five of the substantial 
men in the class, and have another Freshman of the same stamp 
pledged to join us next fall. We still go on the principle that ** qual- 
ity comes before quantity " in the material of a society. We have 
also taken in two more Sophomores, so that at present we have a 
chapter of twenty-two active members. 

With this Commencement we loose our '88 delegation consisting 
of five men ; Brother Shepard, '89, also does not expect to return next 
year, but we hope to see all the others back again next fall. 

Delta Upsilon has quite a strong representation in the Faculty. 
There are now seven Delta U. 's in that body, and we expect that next 
year this number will be increased one more by the presence of Pro- 
fessor Andrews, of Brown University, who has accepted a call to Cor- 
nell We shall all be glad to welcome him. 

Two of our Seniors this year, Tansey and Barnes, were appointed 
by the Faculty as Commencement speakers ; James H. Edwards, '88, 
received an election into Sigma XL We had one man on the CornelHan 
board, and shall also have a man on the Sun board. Edward B. 
Barnes received the London Shakespeare prize. One of the Sibley 
College prizes was awarded to a Delta U. Another one of our 
men won the championship of the University in a tennis tournament 
this spring ; so we feel that Delta U. is still receiving her share of 

Within the last year, there have been three new fraternities started 
at Cornell, viz : Chi Phi, Alpha Tau Omega and Phi Gamma Delta, 
so that we now have thirteen fraternities represented with us, besides 
three ladies' fi^temities. 

Our principal social event occurred in the winter term, when we 
threw open our house, and gave a reception to our members in the 
faculty, with their wives, and to a few of our friends in the city. A 
very enjoyable evening was spent 



Another College year has closed, a year of prosperity for Delta U. 
Although we have lost four of our active members since the year 
opened, it has not dampened our enthusiam. 

This spring had brought with it quite a number of prizes and 
honors for our chapter. 

Our Field day exercises were held on June 8th, and were un- 
usually successful. We had two men on the committee of arrange- 
ments. Charles H. Kingsbury, '90, and Oren J. Mitchell, '91. Addison 
Kingsbury, '88, distinguished himself by breaking Marietta College re- 
cords twice — ^in the high kick and in throwing the hammer. He proved 
himself to be the champion light-weight wrestler of the College. He 
also won the prize for the high jump, and one or two other minor 

Homer Morris, '90, won second prize in throwing the hammer. Un- 
fortunately he sprained his ankle badly in the hurdle race just when 
victory appeared certain for him. William B. Addy, '88, and James 
S. Devol, '91, were also prize winners on Field day. 

In the week preceding Commencement two events are worthy of 
mention. On Thursday of that week our members invited their 
young lady friends to a hop in our hall, which was enjoyed by all in 
spite of the intense heat The second event was the initiation of six 
men from '92, which occurred on Saturday evening. AH six prepared 
for college in Marietta Academy, and are among the best men of the 

CoMMXNCEHENT Week. — Sunday, June 24th, was the beginning of 
the end. At 3 p.m. our President, Dr. John Eaton, preached the Bacca- 
laureate sermon on the text, "Come and See," John i, 39. He called 
attention to the fitness and effectiveness of Christ's methods of dealing 
with men, and impressed upon the graduating class that only as they 
studied and followed the Divine method of thinking and acting could 
they avoid the dangers of life. In the evening Dr. W. H. Cooke, of 
Wheeling, W. Va., addressed the Y. M. C. A. firom the text, "And 
the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch." His address was 
a powerful exposition of the meaning and responsibility of the name 

The features of Monday were prize declamations in the afternoon 
and the exhibition of the literary societies in the evening. In the 
former, Delta U., as usual, distinguished herself. Homer Morris, '90, 
in spite of his lame foot, the result of Field day, captured the first 
prize among the Sophomore declaimers. David H. Jones took second 
among the Freshmen contestants, and many thought he ought to have 
had first, for although he was not as graceful as some, he was altogether 
the most forcible speaker among the Freshmen. In the evening 
Howard W. Dickinson, '89, was one of the two orators representing 


Psi Gamma Literary Society. His production was a pleasing one 
and was gracefully delivered. 

Tuesday was Alumni day. The business session of the Alumni 
Association and the annual poem occupied the morning until time for 
the Alumni dinner. In the afternoon special services were held in 
memory of our late honored and beloved ex-President, Dr. I. W. 
Andrews, who had been connected with this institution for fifty years 
as Professor and President, and who had known personally every man 
that has been connected with our college, whether student or instruc- 
tor, since its foundation. His death this spring was a loss to the col- 
lege that cannot well be estimated, for it has been his learning and 
his activity that has given Marietta her reputation and standing 
among the colleges of Ohio. Three years ago, unable longer to bear 
the responsibilities of a college president, he resigned his position, 
but continued his class-room work until shortly before his death last 
April. The Trustees have elected the Rev. Dr. N. J. Morrison, ex- 
President of Drury College, Mo., to fill the vacancy caused by Dr. 
Andrews' death. This is an appointment that gives great satisfaction 
to the friends of the college. The Hon. Mr. Taft, editor of the 
CincinnaH Times-Star^ occupied the evening with an excellent address 
to the literary societies. 

Wednesday was the last and great day. The graduating class did 
credit to itself and to the institution. Professors and all joined in 
saying it was the best class that had graduated for many years. Delta 
U. had reason, therefore, to be proud that, in such a class, she could 
claim four out of the six honor men. Robert M. Labaree, William B. 
Addy, Walter G. Beach and Benjamin W. Labaree, took, respectively, 
first, third, fourth, and fifth honors. 

In the evening all the fraternities had their commencement ban- 
quets. Owing to the two centennial celebrations here, a smaller 
number of Alumni than usual were in attendance upon this Com- 
mencement We enjoyed ourselves feasting, however, in spite of our 
disappointment that not more of our older brothers in Delta U. were 
able to be with us. 

In addition to the prizes and honors mentioned, Walter G. Beach, 
'88, won the second ^glish Literature prize. The prizes taken last fall 
by our men were a first prize for scholarship in the Junior year, won by 
Robert M. Labaree, '88, and the first and second prizes for entrance 
examination, taken, respectively, by John C. Shedd and Arthur G. 
Beach, both of '91, Delta U. has won this year $130; neutrals, $115; 
Alpha Sigma Phi, $75; Alpha Digamma, $20; Phi Gamma Delta, 
$20 — a very fair record for us, we think. But when we review the 
history of '88 we find the surprising fact that of all the money offered 
as prizes to the class, Delta U. has taken just iwo-ihirds. 

During the past year we have had men on both the college peri- 


odicals. Walter G. Beach and Robert M. Labaree represented the 
Gold and Blue on the Olio staff for the first half, and William B. Addy 
and Benjamin W. Labaree for the last half of the college year. 
Howard W. Dickinson, '89, has been editor-in-chief of the MarieUian. 
At the recent elections Homer Morris, '90, was chosen treasurer of the 
Olio for next year, and Howard W. Dickinson, '89, and Charles A. 
Ward, '90, were placed on the editorial board. 

Our Seniors, or rather recent graduates, are uncertain what they will 
do next year. Probably Walter G. Beach and Robert M. Labaree will 
enter some theological seminary. William B. Addy and Addison 
Kingsbury will go into business, and Benjamin W. Labaree will study 


In athletics, during the past year, Syracuse Univeisity has kept 
astride with its advancement in buildings and endowments. At our 
home Field day, seven records were broken, five of which were the 
work of Delta Upsilon. These were, throwing the hammer— won by 
Frank L. Mead, '91, 75 feet %\ inches; putting shot — won by Frank 
L. Mead, 30 feet 2\ inches ; half-mile run — won by William H. 
McKenzie, '89, 2 minutes 13 seconds; running broad jump — won by 
Judson L. Transue, '89, 18 feet 4^ inches ; and pole vault — won by 
Judson L. Transue, 8 feet Beside these Charles L. Wals worth, ^89,. 
took first prize in the hurdle race ; Frederick C. Lyford, '88, second 
prize, throwing hammer ; Arthur B. Clark, '88, second prize, 440- 
yards dash ; Seward N. Transue, '89, second prize, standing broad 
jump ; and William H. McKenzie, '89, second prize, mile run. 

At the Intercollegiate field day, held at Rochester, N. Y., on May,. 
25th, Syracuse obtained a notable victory, capturing eight out of 
fifteen first, and five out of fifteen second prizes. Four of these were 
secured by members of Delta Upsilon ; throwing the hammer — won 
by Frank L. Mead, 82 feet 7^ inches ; putting shot, second prize, by- 
Mead, 32 feet 10 J inches; one-half mile run — won by William H^ 
McKenzie, 2 minutes 1 2 seconds ; running broad jump, second 
prize, by Judson L. Transue, 18 feet. 

Encouraged by these successes, the Syracuse ball nine won five out 
of six games in the Intercollegiate series, thus giving us the pennant. 
Two Delta U.'s were on the team during the season, Judson L. Tran- 
sue, '89, and Warren A. Davey, '91. 

Anniversary Exercises. — Of the Class day exercises, we were hon- 
ored with having the President, Milton J. Fletcher, Of the seven men 
appointed by the Faculty for the Commencement speakers we had two, 
Frank G. Banister and Milton J. Fletcher. No other honors are 
given at Syracuse University. 

These and the following events made the seventeenth anni- 
versary exercises of Syracuse of more than ordinary interest. On June 


6th, occurred the laying of the comer-stone of the John Crouse 
Memorial College, a building which will cost (500,000, and is to be 
the finest single college building in the world. Speeches were made 
by Bishop Henry W. Warren, D.D., of Denver, Colo., the Hon. 
Andrew D. White, of Ithaca, Senator Frank Hiscock, and Chancellor 
Sims, D.D., LL.I). On June 14th were held the Commencement 
exercises of the College of Medicine, at which the Hon. Chauncey M. 
Depew, of New York, delivered one of his most eloquent addresses. 
On the 24th the Chancellor delivered to the graduates one of his best 
sermons, and in the evening the Y. M. C. A. and the Y. W. C. A. 
were addressed by Rev. George Lansing Taylor, D.D., L.H.D., of 
Brooklyn, N. Y. On the following day occurred the ceremonies 
attending the laying of the comer-stone of the library, which is to con- 
tain the famous " Von Ranke Library/' of 125,000 volumes, and is to 
cost $50,000. The Hon. Warner Miller was to have made the 
chief address, but owing to his being detained at Chicago, speeches 
were made by Dr. Husted, of Tarrytown, Judge Northrup, of Syra- 
cuse, Dr. Taylor, of Brooklyn, and Chancellor Sims. In his 
speech Dr. Husted made known a gift of ten thousand additional 
volumes to the library, and Chancellor Sims announced a gift of 
$50,000 from an unknown friend for a libraxy fund. On June 26th 
occurred the public exercises before the Alumni Association. The 
oration for the occasion was delivered by an Alumnus, George Van 
Alstyne, D.D., of Hartford, Conn., and the poem by an Alumna, 
Miss Rena A. Michaels, Ph.D., dean of the Woman's Collie, 
Northwestern University, Evanston, 111. With the Chancellor's recep- 
tion on the evening of the following day closed the most eventful and 
prosperous year in the history of Syracuse University. 


Richard Khuen, formerly of '88, has been for the past year with 
George S. Morris in Chicago, engaged in engineering work. He 
has been so successful in this line that we fear his return to us in the 
fall is quite uncertain. 

Oliver G. Frederick, '88, who was obliged to return to his home 
in Toledo, O., in the middle of February last, has been out to see us. 
He drove over a distance of forty miles with his "best girl," and made 
one of « group of twenty-six Delta U/s who had their pictures taken 
ithat morning. He will, without doubt, return in the fall 

Fred. Loveridge, '89, is going to assist in getting an electric light 
plant under way in Coldwater, Mich. 

Our '88 men are not all settled in their worldly affairs for next 
year. Clayton Read and Paul Perry look you in the eye and say 
they will go on a paper — somewhere. Our lawyers, five in number, 
will hang out their shingles at once in the law-forsakenest country 
they can find. May the Lord take care of the lawyers — they need it. 


One of the most pleasant social events of the season occurred at 
the Delta U. house on the evening of June 15th, when about fifteen of 
our members brought about fifleen charming young ladies for a little 
dance. Our chaperons were lenient, the hammocks were hung just 
right the music and refreshments were all that could be desired, the 
weather was not much too warm, and the floor was perfect. Alto- 
gether the combination made a brilliant success of this, our second 
Fraternity hop. The boys are anxious for another, but they must 
wait till next year now. 

We have five splendid men pledged in the High School, four of 
whom will enter the University in the Fall. They are all scholars and 
gentlemen, and we congratulate ourselves upon our good fortune in 
securing them. Delta U. and these men were evidently made for each 
other. Yesterday they tried their luck at a picture, and not even the 
horrors of a tin-type could make them look anything but handsome. 

Our honors this year have been mainly literary — on the college 
papers and in the seminary courses. We have had two out of the last 
three managing editors of the Argonaut, the leading college paper 
here, and one business manager — Brothers Paul Perry and Philip Whit- 
man being our representatives in the former office and Brother Clayton 
Read in the latter. All factions agree that the Argonaut enjoyed un- 
precedented prosperity under their regime. 

Musically we're quite a "Fraternity.** One of our "subs" went 
with the University Glee Club on their last annual tour as whistler. 

Ernest B. Perry is business manager of a large orchestra composed 
of students, which has been doing a rushing business here for the last 
six years. Brother Nafe's " best girl " is a charming contralto (all in 
the family you know), and Brother Harry Quigley makes night hideous 
with his warbling. We probably can turn out more bicycles than 
other fraternities in town, and our base-ball team — well, it will turn 
out all right Being in a house together has made a great difference 
in the position we now hold in literary, social and athletic circles. 

CoHMXNCBHENT Week. — Commencement exercises were ushered! 
in as usual by President Angell's address to the graduating class, to 
hear which, nearly three thousand people were assembled. His theme 
was •' Propulsive Forces in Christian Life." 

Monday morning the Medical class held its Class day exercises in 
University Hall. People from abroad had not yet arrived in very great 
numbers, and it was a comparatively small audience that listened to the 
interesting programme of this class. Henry Hulst, A. M., was presi- 
dent In the afternoon the Law class drew together a larger audience 
than did the "Medics," and not one was disappointed with the scholarly 
productions rendered at that time. President M. S. Frost spoke in an 
eloquent and feeling manner. Noticeable for its worth was the oration 
by Masion De Vices, of Woodbridge, Cal. 


The great day was Tuesday — Class day. The morning exercises 
were held in University Hall, at which time Mr. Rosenthal delivered 
a powerful oration. In the afternoon the prophecy, history, poem 
and President's address were given under the Tappan Oak. 

Tuesday evening occurred the society event of the week in the 
Senior reception. The immense pavilion was brilliantly lighted, the 
music by the Chequamegon Orchestra was simply perfection, the 
weather was plenty cool enough even for dances, the refreshments, to 
be sure, were pretty rank, but take it all in all, the oldest graduate never 
saw its equal for brilliancy. Daylight was well on its legs before the 
last of the happy throng had allowed the tired fiddlers to gather them- 
selves together for a manful effort to crawl home. 

Wednesday noon occurred the annual meeting of the corporation 
of Delta Upsilon. The following officers were elected for the ensuing 
year : President, Nathan D. Corbin, '85 ; Secretary, Edmund S. C 
May, '90; Treasurer, Asa D. Whipple, '81; Directors, Asa D.Whipple, 
'81, William L. Jenks, '78, Philip R. Whitman, '88, Harry N. Quig- 
iey, '90, Arthur W. Burnett, '80. 

The meeting decided that at the earliest possible moment the full 
amount of the Pennington donation to the chapter — $1,000— be laid 
aside for a more definite memorial to our departed brother than now 
exists. What this memorial shall be is in the hands of a committee. 
Other business was transacted which will be found in a circular-letter, 
soon to be issued. Afler the business meeting, twenty-three men sat 
down, to one of Shirley's best banquets. 

Wednesday night the Commencement concert was given. It was 
of especial interest, since a cantata was given by the Amphion and 
Glee Clubs, the music for which was written by Ross G. Cole of the 
graduating class, and the words by Elsie Jones, '88. It was a ver>' 
creditable production and was hugely enjoyed by 2,000 people. After 
the concert was the Senate reception. Music by the Chequam^on 

Thursday morning 412 diplomas were granted, 132 of which were 
gfven to literary students. Among this class we have seven. It s hard 
lines to lose so many, whose places we fear we never can quite fill. 

Among our Commencement week visitors we number the follow- 
ing : Joseph H. Drake, '85. Nathan D. Corbin, '85, Charles W. Car- 
man, '84, Charles Hutchinson, '81, Horace G. Prettyman, '85, Franklin 
C Bailey, '82, Elmer E. Beach, '84, Raymond W. Beach, '86, William 
L Jenks, '78. 


It gives us great pleasure to report, after another college year has 
closed, that our University, in the race for excellence, has not slackened 
its pace in the least During the past year marked advance has been 
made. A professor of astronomy has been added^ an additional in- 


structor in German procured, and a chair of pedagogics established, 
with the Bev. H. F.Fisk, D.D.,as its incumbent The most valued 
addition to the University is the Dearborn telescope, an 1 8-inch re- 
fractor, the property of the Astronomical Society of Chicago. This 
instrument has now been placed under the control of the University, 
and a $25,000 observatory, the gift of James B. Hobbs, Esq.^ of 
Chicago, to be built after the most approved models, is now in process 
of erection. The telescope continues under the direction of Professor 
George W. Hough, Union, '56, who also becomes professor of astronomy 
in the University. A moderate sized dormitory is also to be built be- 
fore college opens in the fall. 

Commencement week was ushered in on Friday evening, June 
15th, by the oratorical contest for the Kirk prize of $100. On Tues- 
day morning President Cummings preached the Baccalaureate sermon, 
and in the evening the Rev. Dr. Wi throw, pastor of the Third Presbyte- 
rian Church of Chicago, preached a strong sermon before the Students' 
Christian Association, on "Character." On Monday morning, the Class 
day exercises occurred. Delta U. was represented on the programme 
by Columbus Bradford, who presented the gifts to the class. Of the six 
gentlemen who spoke at the anniversary exercises of the Preparatory 
School, on Monday evening, three were prospective Delta U.'s. 

Field-day lacked little of being "conspicuous by its absence. '^ 
Those upon whom properly devolved the duty of making prepara- 
tion for the exercises having neglected it entirely, BroUier Oscar 
Middlekauif, '88, took the entire matter into his own hands; and 
although the programme was not up to former ones in interest, because 
of the short time of preparation, yet some good records were made. 

On Tuesday evening, at the commencement of the Conservatory 
of Music, Brother Charles C. Linebaiger, '88» was graduated. 

The Commencement exercises on Thursday morning passed off 
pleasantly. The largest class in the history of the University was 
graduated — 2. class of thirty-nine— of whom four were Delta U.'s, 
Columbus Bradford, Oscar Middlekauif, Arthur Pattison and Charles 
£. Linebaiger, and these four were all upon the programme. Brother 
Bradford took for his subject "America as the World's Asylum;" 
Brother Middlekauif spoke on "God in History;" Brother Linebarger*s 
subject was "Poetry and Science;" and Brother Pattison "Individual- 
ism. " Brother Pattison was excused from speaking. 

Out of nine first honor men. Delta U. had three ; no other frater- 
nity having more than two. Brother Linebarger took special honors 
in chemistry, Brother Middlekauif in history and Brother Bradford in 
English literature. 

In the matter of prizes this year, Delta U. is right at the front, as 
usual. We have taken six. Phi Kappa Psi, five and BetaTheta Pi, four. 
The cash value of our prizes is $275 ; Phi Kappa Psi's prizes are worth 
$70, and Beta Theta Pi's, $145* 


Our prize list is as follows : Arthur £. Elmore, '89, first Norton 
declamation ; William A. Burch, '90, second ; Forrest W. Beers, '89, 
first Adelphic oratorical; Columbus Bradford, '88, second; Oscar Mid- 
dlekauff, '88, second Hinman essay; William B. Walrath, '91, Univer- 
sity scholarship, for best entrance exammation. 


The closing meeting of the Chapter was held at its rooms, Mon- 
day evening, May 38th, and was a very enjoyable occasion. The first 
business was the initiation of the following new men : Richard 
Elwood Dodge, '90, Wenham, Mass. ; Edward Richard Kellam, '90, 
Los Angeles, CaL ; Benjamin Jerome Sands, '90, Port Chester, N. Y. ; 
Arthur Sweeney, '90, New York City; Frederick Reid Estes, '91, 
Brookline, Mass.; Harry Lovett Norton, '91, Allston, Mass.; John 
Wesley Rice, '91, Rockland, Mass. 

This having been accomplished, the Chapter and its invited guests 
adjourned to the supper-room and did full justice to the repast which 
had been prepared for them. The Rev. Orrin P. Gifibrd, Brawn^ '74, 
of Boston, Mass., acted in his usual genial manner as toast-master, 
responses being made by Messrs. Edward R. Utley, Amherst^ '85 ; 
Charles B. Wheelock, Cornelly '76, Robert S. Bickford, Harvard, '85, 
Henry E. Eraser, '86, George K Howes, '86, and many others. At a 
late hour the meeting broke up, and formal exercises for this year 
were at an end. 

One of the pleasantest features of the occasion was the presentation 
to the Chapter of a fine walUclock by John R. Eldridge, '88, who 
served us so well as president during the fiirst half-year, and represented 
us at Convention last fall. The speech of acceptance was made by 
President Bennett 

Emil C Pfeiffer, '89, formerly captain of the University crew, is an 
editor of the Harvard Advocate, 

We had two representatives on the '89 lacrosse team which won the 
class championship, Messrs. Griswold and Holliday. 

At the last meeting of the Chapter Harry £. Burton, '90, was 
elected Corresponding Secretary for the ensuing year, and Clarence 
A. Bunker, '89, was chosen Quarterly editor. 

John W. Rice, '91, one of our new initiates, is a leading member 
of the Freshman Glee Club. 

Harry E. Burton, '90, has been awarded second year honors in 

Harry R. Miles, '88, won the half-mile run at the Intercollegiate 
games in New York in May. 

Of the Senior class, Joseph I. Bennett is intending to enter the Bos- 
ton University Law School; William R Henderson expects to teach 
during the coming year, and Harry R. Miles is to engage in business 


Senior scholarships were assigned to Messrs. Bennett and Henderson. 

Hany B. Drake, '88, expects to enter the Harvard Law School next 

Commencement parts were assigned to the following members of 
the chapters: Joseph L Bennett, Samuel S. Hall, William P. Hender- 
son, Edward H. Kidder, Henry R. Miles and Frederic Plummer. 

William P. Henderson obtained honors in modem languages, as 
well as honorable mention in French and German. 

The others received honorable mention as follows: Joseph I. Ben- 
nett, in political economy; Samuel S. Hall, in political economy; 
Edward H. Kidder, in natural history; and Frederic Plummer, in 
German and natursd history. 

As in previous years the graduating members of the Chapter gave 
their Class day spread in Holden Chapel. There was a large attend- 
ance, and it was generally acknowledged to be the most successful 
spread yet 


Co3iMENC£M£NT Wkkk. — The cxcrciscs at the University of Wiscon- 
sin opened with the customary Choral Club concert upon Friday even- 
ing, jf une 1 5th. Part I. consisted of a rendition of Bamby's * * Rebekah,"" 
the programme being completed by solos, etc. , concluding with the 
Part Song **The Merry World is Free," Pinsuti, by the Choral Club. 

The Choral Club, as has been noted in the Quarterly, is an or- 
ganization of about 120, chosen principally from the University, under 
the leadership of the Professor of Music ; its concerts have been for 
many years among the most interesting features of Commencement 

The Baccalaureate sermon followed upon Sunday afternoon. It 
was preached by the Rev. J. W. Bashford, of Portland, Me., a gradu- 
ate of '73, upon the subject, "Natural History of Ideals." What shall 
I do then with Jesus which is called Christ. Math, xxvii, 22. 

Monday morning brought the reading of the Honor theses. 
Delta U. was represented by Fredolin Beglinger with a French thesis 
"Richelieu and the Huguenots.*' 

The Class day exercises, upon Monday afternoon, drew the usual 
large audience. Delta U. was here represented again by Brother 
Beglinger, who, in the name of the Class, presented to the University 
the Class memento — ^a portrait of Professor Butler — a scholar widely 
known in the Northwest, and for many years upon the Faculty of the 
University of Wisconsin. 

Monday evening the Hon. O. H. Fethers delivered the annual ad- 
dress before the Law Class ; subject, **The Lawyer's Opportunity." 

Upon Tuesday, at the annual meeting of the Alumni association, 
the attempt to secure representation upon the Board of Regents — de- 
feated two years ago, I believe, by the Governor's veto — was again 


taken up. A bill providing for sach representation was drawn np and 
a committee appointed to seek its adoption at the next session of the 

Tuesday evening, at the literary exercises before the Alumni, the 
principal address was made by the Hon. Farlin Q. Ball, '6i, of Chi- 
cago, 111. 

Wednesday morning the college year closed with the Commence- 
ment exercises proper. Seventeen orations were delivered; Delta U. 
was entitled to representation by Edward Kremers; but at his request 
he was excused from speaking. The Lewis prize, awarded for the 
best oration, was awarded to Miss Alice Holt, of Madison. 

In the evening, the annual reception by the Alumni was given, and 
many of the departing Seniors regretfully heard the strains of their last 
waltz die upon the air, as with them died forever their college days. 

Fredolin Beglinger, '88, will return to the College of Law in the 

Edward Kremers will probably spend his summer and perhaps next 
year in a physician's office in Milwaukee. 

Edward M. Winston, Harvard, '84, U. of W. Law, '88, expects to 
•enter a law office in Chicago, 111. 

Thomas A. Polleys will remain in Madison, probably in his present 
position — stenographer for the largest law firm in the city. The mem- 
bers of the Chapter look forward with much pleasure to his continued 
association with them. 

Delta U. has reason to be satisfied at least, with the Seniors she has 
^graduated this year. Both were ofifered fellowships, but as both had 
thought that they could not for their own good accept, both declined. 


Our chapter has had success in every line of work during the past 
year. We have procured new rooms and fitted them up in good s^le, 
and we have an excellent piano. Receptions have been given to our 
lady friends, and they are not a few. Some of our Lehigh brothers 
visited us and we spent a most enjoyable evening in a fine way. 

Almost every member of our Chapter has obtained an honor or 
mark of distinction during the year. W^illiam D. Tyler had the 
scientific oration on Commencement day, and he is also '88 s Secretary 
and was on the invitation committee for Class day. 

Stuart Croasdale, '88, is Treasurer of his class, and was on the pro- 
menade concert committee. He intends to remain at Lafayette as in- 
structor in chemistry. 

William A. Price, '89, is president of Franklin Hall and is class 
historian and vice-president of the Y. M. C. A. 

Christian H. Grube, '89, took the first prize in the Junior oratorical 
•contest, and is librarian of Washington Literary Society. 


Fred. T. Dumont, '89, is the assistant city surveyor of Phillips- 
barg, N. J., and vice-president of the Lafayette Civil Engineering So- 

Benjamin M. Gemmill, '89, is treasurer of Washington Hall, 
president of the Y. M. C. A., and is on the editorial staff of the Lafa- 
yeite and the Melange, 

David L. Glover, '90, is business manager of '90's Melange and 
class marshall and college base-ball director. 

Sokuma Yamada stands first in the technical department of '91. 

Edward L. Seip, '91, is a member of the glee and banjo clubs, and 
also is a member of the college choir. 

Commencement Week. — We have been blessed with clear and cool 
days for our Commencement exercises. The exercises began by the kill- 
ing of Calculus, on Saturday night, by the Sophomore class. It had 
always been the custom to cremate Calculus on the campus, where 
many thousands would assemble to see the performance and to 
watch the huge bonfire prepared by the Freshmen ; but this year 
the class of '90 played a drama at Abie's Opera House. The 
play was written by Alden March, a son of Dr. March. Clinton 
£. Walter, '90, played the part o{ Jester, and the vast audience all voiced 
it as their sentiment that he was the best performer, without exception, 
of the evening. Brother Walter is also leader of the college choir, 
and is a college foot-ball director. Frank W. Dewey, '90, also played 
an important part in the play ''Calculus." He acted the Wizard to 
perfection, and was the principal figure of admiration in the first scene. 
He is also the captain of '90's lacrosse team, and is vice-president of 
the lacrosse association. 

Lawrence L. Beall, '90, Douglas P. Le Fevre, '90, and Archibald 
T. B. Somerville, '91, took important parts in the ''Calculus" play. 
The Sabbath day dawned bright and warm, and the chapel was more 
than filled when the Seniors filed in and took their places to hear the 
Baccalaureate sermon by Dr. Knox. The anniversary sermon before 
the Y. M. C. A. was preached to a select and attentive audience by 
the Rev. William F. Jenkin, D.D., the son of the first President of 
the college. 

Brother Gemmill, '89, read an interesting report at the same time. 

On Monday the theses of the technical department were read. 

William D Tyler read a thesis on the subject, "A Review of the 

Highway Bridge over the Bushkill. " Stuart Croasdale chose as his 

theme "The Utilization of 'Pickle' from Wire Mills." 

The Class day exercises in the afternoon were excellent The rain 
on the previous evening made it very cool in front of South College, 
where the exercises were held. The music was furnished by the 
Germania Orchestra of Philadelphia. The custom of having tickets 
of admission to the promenade concert was adhered to. Although 


keeping away some, who were not wanted, yet there were between five 
and six thousand people present, and crowds kept comini? and going, 
showing that the people of Easton take great interest in the Com- 
mencement exercises. 

At 11.30 o'clock the fraternity men went down town to their re- 
spective banqueta We held ours at our rooms in Lawall's drug 
store, on Northampton street Mr. Welsh, of Bethlehem, catered for us 
and gave us an excellent banquet 

After enjoying to the full extent the magnificent supper, and the 
inner man was sufficiently satisfied. Brother George W. Moon, '85, 
called upon several of the brothers to resp)ond to toasts. Witty and 
interesting speeches were made. Among the Alumni present were : 
George W. Moon, Esq., '85, of Wilkesbarre; Dr. Benjamin W, Mc- 
Galliard, '85 ; Dr. William J. Burd, '87, and Professor John G. 
Conner, '87. Brothers Pearce Atkinson, '89, and A. H. Van Qeve, 
'90, of Lehigh^ were present 

About 4 o'clock all adjourned to their rooms glad to get a little 
sleep before Chapel time. 

Tuesday was Alumni day, the Rev. Dr. McPherson, of Chicago, 
delivered the addresses to the Trustees, Faculty, Alumni, students and 
friends. He took as his subject, " Character," and held the vast au- 
dience spell-bound for over an hour. He is truly eloquent. 

The Hall reunions took place at 10 o'clock. In Washington 
Hall £. M. Fly delivered the valedictory address, and £. M. Calvin 
responded to it The Hon. John Scalley, the orator for the occasion, 
was prevented from being present on account of sicknes& In Frank- 
lin Hall, T. M. Morrison gave the valedictory, and George Becht, '90, 
was responder. The Rev. John Pomeroy of Chambersburg delivered 
a fine address. 

The athletic sports were held in the afternoon and many thousand 
people gathered to witness the display of manly strength. Clinton £. 
Walter, '90, obtained a prize in the one-half mile run. Two college 
records were broken in running. 

Wednesday was Commencement proper. The auditorium of 
Parker Hall was completely filled, and the speeches were truly 

The degree of C. E. was conferred upon Brother William D. Tyler, 
and that of B.S. upon Brother Stuart Croasdale. 



This year the Sophomore class decided to announce the defeat of 
Legendre to outer barbarians by a return to the old-fashioned triumph, 
minus the feature of free beer. The gay collegians, in fantastic attire, 
marched in torchlight procession through the streets of the city, and 
then returned to the campus, where, after the sacrifice of a goat, 


Legendre was cremated over blazing tar-barrels. Brother William J. 
Warburton officiated as Hanispex, and read a poem on the occasion. 

The Chapter celebrated its third anniversary on the evening of June 
Qth by initiating Percy Foster Hall. '88, and Arthur Powers Dunkly, 
'91, both of Brookljm. Brother Hall has been in sympathy with Delta 
U. for a long time, and is a most valuable acquisition. 

On the evening of June loth, Dr. Morgan Dix preached the Bac- 
calaureate sermon before the graduating class, at St Thomas's Church. 
Monday was Class-day, the exercises being held in the handsomely 
decorated library. It was noticed that Delta U. boys brought the 
prettiest girls present The oration, a most scholarly effort, was de- 
livered by Brother Percy F. Hall. 

Columbia Chapter kept open house for the ladies during the after- 
noon at 8 Fast 47th street 

The Commencement exercises took place on Wednesday morning, 
in the Academy of Music. Brother Nelson G. McCrea, '85, took the 
degree of Ph.D.; Brother Willard V. King, '89, captured the Junior 
scholarship in Latin, and Jerome C Cook, '89, who is pledged to us, 
the Junior scholarship in physics. At the Law School Commencement 
in the evening, Brother Warren E. Sammis, '87, won a scholarship. 

Brother Robert Goeller, '88, will enter the Law School next fall, 
and Brother Hall has been appointed tutorial fellow and assistant in 
mathematics. The Chapter will thus lose neither of its '88 graduates. 

Brother Hall was class secretary, and one of the five first honor 
men at Commencement He has held many offices in his class and 
in literary societies, and won second honorable mention at the inter- 
society debate last year. Brother Goeller is president of the '88 
Shakespeare Society, and was toast-master at the Barnard dinner in May. 
Brother Henry B. Turner, Jr., '89, has been on the glee club dur- 
ing the year. Brother King was on the '89 Columbiad board. Brother 
Albert B. Pattou, '9.0, is also on the glee club. Brother Thornton B. 
Penfield, '90, is class historian and president of the '90 Press club; 
Brother Warburton, '90, is class poet, business manager of the Spec- 
Jaior, president of the '90 Shakespeare Society, and vice-president of 
the College Shakespeare Society. Brothers Penfield and Warburton 
have been elected to the '90 Columbiad board, and Brother H. R. Con- 
nell, to the '90 Miner board; Brother William E. Young, Jr., '91, 
is class secretary. At the spring athletic games of the college, brothers 
Hinman, Connell and Welsh won ten prizes, more than were won by 
any other fraternity. Brother Hinman is on the '90 tug-of-war team. 


At the Commencement exercises Brother Luther R. Zollinger and 
Charles J. Parker received the degree of civil engineer; Brother Harlan 
S. Miner, the degree of analytical chemist, and Brother Harry S. Mor- 
row, the degree of mechanical engineer. 


Harlan S. Miner delivered one of five Commencement orations^ 
As Charles J. Parker and Luther R. Zollinger also received Commence- 
ment appointments, we received 33^ per cent* of the total number of 

Aaron H. Van Cleve, '90, won the Wilbur scholarship, a prize of 
two hundred dollars, which is awarded annually to the student rank- 
ing first in his class during the Sophomore year. 

This is 66f per cent of all prizes given during the Freshman 
and Sophomore years. 

During this year, Luther R. Zollinger, '88, was business manager 
of the Engineering Journal^ and we were represented on the board of 
editors oi Lehigh Burr, by Harlan S. Miner, '88, and Joseph W. Stone, 
Jr., '9a 

Commencement Week. — On Sunday, June 17th, the exercises of 
Commencement week began with services in Packer Memorial Church. 
The Rev. Dr. & D. McConnell, Rector of St Stephen's Church in 
Philadelphia, and one of the ablest divines of the American branch of 
the Catholic church, preached the Baccalaureate sermon, taking for 
his text the words written by St Paul in his epistle to the Philippians, 
fourth chapter and seventh verse. The sermon, delivered to an audi- 
ence of more than one thousand, was a master efiTort of a keen mind, 
and a live, earnest Christian priest The Rt Rev. N. S. Rulison, the 
Rev. Dr. J. H. Hopkins and the Rev. A. W. Snyder assisted in the 

On Monday evening, June i8th, the class of '90 celebrated its 
triumph over its mathematical enemy by cremating Calculus. 

The cremation was a most successful one, the men being uniformed 
in the Oxford cap and gown. 

At 8. 1 5 the procession moved from the campus in the following 
order: Chief mourners, orators, Fairview band, priest, bier, choir, class. 

After speeches at the Ladies' Seminary and other points, the pro- 
cession arrived at the river bank, when the priest invoked Minerva, in 
a prayer, for the future welfare of Edward Olney Calculus. 

A most brilliant display of fireworks on the river formed a pleasing 

Class day exercises were held upon the campus on the afternoon of 
Tuesday, June 19th. The Class marched to the platform erected in 
the customary place, while the Allentown Cornet Band discoursed 
lively music. 

The president of the Class, Brother Harlan S. Miner, welcomed 
the large audience which had gathered under the generous shade of 
the large oaks on the campus, and then introduced the toast-master of 
the occasion. 

After the toasts to " Lehigh " and ' * The Class of '88 " came the class 
poem, and the presentation orator amused the assembled multitude 


with choice bits of wiL After listening to the prophecy the class 
marched to the Packer Memorial Church, planted an ivy and erected 
an engraved tablet, containing the class motto and the name of each 

In the evening the Junior reception to the Senior class was held in 
the gymnasium, which, with its pretty decorations, presented a delight- 
ful spectacle to the brilliant assemblage that had gathered there. A 
pyrotechnic exhibition was given on the campus during the evening by 
the Sophomores. 

On Wednesday evening the president's reception, always a very 
enjoyable affair, was fully attended. 

Universffy Day. — On Thursday morning, June aist. Packer 
Memorial Church was filled to its utmost capacity by an appreciative 
audience, which had gathered to witness the Commencement exercises 
of the class of '88. Five orations were delivered and then President 
Lamberton awarded certificates to fifteen men in the course in electri- 
cal engineering, and conferred the several d^rees, B.A., B.Ph:, B.S., 
C.£.y M.£., B.M., A.C. and£.M. upon sixty-two men who graduated 
in the class of '88. 

Then Bishop Howe pronounced the Benediction and four loyal 
Delta U.'s were added to the list of the Lehigh chapter's Alumni. 


Commencement Week. — Examinations closing Friday noon, June 
15th, afforded an opportunity to take breath before the excitement 
and dissipation incident to Commencement In the absence of a Class 
day, the time was occupied by a ball and a glee club concert. 

Commencement week proper began Sunday afternoon with the 
Baccalaureate sermon by President Capen, which was listened to by 
an audience that taxed the seating capacity of Goddard Chapel to its, 

On Monday evening, June i8th, there was a grand ball in the 
gymnasium, under the direction of Brother William B. Eddy, '89. 
Music was furnished by the College Orchestra, Brother Benjamin F. 
Cunningham, '91, leader. 

On account of the extreme heat, the company was not so large as 
usual, but those who were present enjoyed the customary pleasant eve- 
ning for which the gymnasium parties are noted. 

Tuesday, June 19th, was Alumni day. The following was the 
order of exercises : Annual meeting of the Alumni association, at 3 
P.M.; annual literary exercises of the Association, at 4 p.m., consist- 
ing of an oration by the Rev. J. Coleman Adams ; poem by D. L. 
Maulsby, and music by the glee club. 

At 5 P.M. there was a meeting of the Tufts College club, of Boston, 
and collation. 


At 8 P.M. occurred the concert by the glee and banjo clubs in Col- 
lege Hall, which was largely attended by students, Alumni and visit- 
ing friends. 

The thirty-first annual Commencement took place on Wednesday, 
June aoth. The exercises of the day were as usual : Exercises of the 
graduating class and conferring of degrees, at 10.30 a.m.; Commence- 
ment dinner, from i to 4 p-m. ; Presidents reception, from 8 to 
10.30 P.M. 

Of the seven Commencement appointments Delta Upsilon obtained 
the first three in the order named : George F. Murdock, Charles H. 
Murdock, Clarence A. Crooks. Fred. H. Swift took honors in Greek, 
and Lewis D. Cobum stood second m the philosophical course. 

At the conclusion of the exercises, a procession was formed, and, 
headed by the band, the line of march was taken up for the gymnasi- 
um, where Caterer Lufts served a bountiful dinner, and some five or six 
hundred sat down to the repast The post-prandial exercises were begun 
by President Capen, who called the assemblage to order, and said it was 
gratifying to perceive that although the growth of the college was not 
rapid, yet it had friends who were slowly but surely pushing it forward. 
During the year bequests and gifts had been received from the Hon. J. 
L. Whittier, B. F. Sturtevant, the Rev. W. H. Ryder, and smaller bequests 
from many others. He then introduced Lieut Gov. Brackett, who 
advised the young men to avoid avarice in hoarding up knowledge, 
instead of devoting it to the general good. The other speikers were 
the Hon. Charles Robinson, the Rev. J. Coleman Adams, the Rev. £. 
L. Rexford, the Rev. Dr. Young, E. W. Powers and the Rev. T. J. 

The President's reception to the graduating class was held in the 
evening from 8 to io.30,and was largely attended, thus closing '88's 


The year 1887 and 1888 has been one of marked progress to De 
Pauw University. A gymnasium, of which the university has long 
been in need, has been fitted up by Lieut May. The four Indiana 
M. E. Conferences have collected almost all the money which they 
were requested to raise. During the past year several important 
changes have been made in the Faculty. Dr. William F. Swahlen, 
formerly of McKendree College, Lebanon, 111., has been chosen to fill 
the chair of Greek language and literature. The Rev. George L. Curtiss 
and the Rev. M. M. Parkhurst have been elected to fill chairs in the 
theological school. Next year Dr. Edwin Post, who has been studying 
in Europe, will return to resume his work in the Latin department 
Professor Langden has been granted a leave of absence for two years. 
He will sail for Europe in the near future. For a while the friends of 


the aniversity were fearful that the financial equilibrium would be dis- 
tarbed by the litigation of the De Pauw will. Happily the trouble 
was settled by a decree of the court, on February 13, 1888, which was 
honorable and satisfactory both to the DePauw heirs and to the 
friends of the university. Plans are now being made by the trustees 
to erect a theological building on the university farm, which lies just 
outside of the city limits. 

During the past few years there has been a gradual decrease in the 
number of prizes. The Faculty, deeming the prize system as pro- 
motive of much bitter rivalry among the students, has at last decided 
to abolish the entire system hereafter. This, of course, will not inter- 
fere with the Intercollegiate contests, as these are entirely under the 
control of the students. This interdict of the Faculty will disconcert 
some of the fraternities that have been taking men merely for the 
reason that they could take a prize. There are societies here that re- 
quire only this one qualification: 

Commencement Week. — The first performance of Commencement 
week was given by the School of Music, on Wednesday evening, June 
13th. The performance was the 147th recital of that school The 
programme was excellent and it was well rendered. The success of 
the School of Music is due to the ability of its worthy dean, James H. 

On Thursday evening the first Commencement exercise of the De 
Pauw Normal School was held in Meharry Hall. Dean Pkrr gave a 
brief account of the rise and growth of the department Following 
his remarks were the graduating speeches, three in number. The 
principal address of the evening was made by Dr. J. H. Martin, of the 
Madison schools, after which followed the presentation of diplomas by 
President Martin. 

The third annual Commencement of the Preparatory school took 
place on Saturday evening, June i6th. The exercises reflected much 
credit upon the class and the instructors of that department The class 
numbered sixty-four, three of whom wear the Gold and Blue. On 
the following Sunday morning at 10.30 o'clock, Dr. Martin preached 
the Baccalaureate sermon. The subject chosen was, ''The Warfare 
of Life." After the sermon the Doctor, in his usual, plain and de- 
liberate manner, made a stirring speech to the graduating class. At 
3.15 P.M. of the same day, the annual lecture was delivered by the 
Rev. W. H. H. Adams, of Bloomington, 111. His subject was, 
"The Reality of the Unseen." He treated the subject in a most 
logical manner. Monday evening, June i8th, will ever be memorable 
in the history of the School of Music. The famous oratorio, 
''Creation," by Haydn, was rendered before a large and atten- 
tive audience. The Simpson Art Hall was opened to visitors at 10 
o'clock Tuesday morning. The Art school, although established with- 


in the past few years, is now being placed upon a foundation that will 
insure prosperity for the school in the future. At 2 o'clock the 
contest for the Kate Langsdale Beveridge gold medal, in oratory, took 
place. The University address was delivered at 7.30 p.m. by Colonel 
Thomas H. Nelson, of Terre Haute. A very laige and appreciative 
audience greeted the speaker. He discoursed upon the theme, "The 
Present Political and Material Condition of Mexico." 

At 8 o'clock on the following morning the Alumni society held 
their business meeting. The class of '88 was admitted to take part in 
the meeting. The class was welcomed by an address from Chancellor 
Bowman, the senior Bishop of the Methodist Church. At 10 
o'clock occurred the annual contest for the Goud prizes, in declama- 
tion. The fourth annual contest for the De Pauw prizes, in oratory, 
took place at 3 p.m. At 7.30 p.m. the reunion and banquet of the 
Alumni society occurred. H. A. Gobin, D.D., of the class of '70, 
President of Baker University, Kansas, delivered the oration. The 
Doctor was greeted by a large audience. He delivered a splendid 
oration — ^the only kind for which be is noted. At the dose of the 
oration a poem was read by John Clark Ridpath, of the class of '6^. 
The theme of the poem was the "March of Civilization" from the 
dark ages to the present time. 

On Thursday morning, at 8 o'clock, the exercises of the gradu- 
ating class were begun. The class numbered thirty-eight After the 
graduating speeches were made, President Martin conferred the degrees 
upon the graduates. 

Thus ended the forty-ninth and one of the most entertaining Com- 
mencements ever witnessed at De Pauw University. The year has not 
been without growth and prosperity to Delta Upsilon. Although we 
lost two men by graduation, yet we have already pledged three men in 
the Senior preparatory class, whom we will initiate at our first meeting 
next fall. We have two or three other men in view throughout the 
State. We have improved the appearance of our hall during the year. 
About the beginning of the third term we had electric lights placed in 
our hall, which adds considerable to the appearance. It is hoped by 
our members that we will be able to purchase a library next year. 

Brother William A. Boyd, '89, and Brother William O. Bowers, 
'90, took second-class honors in history. Of the four exemption 
grades made in Sophomore history, two fell to Delta U.'s, Brothers 
Bowers and Ralph W. Best. The other two were captured by a Phi 
Delta Theta and a "Barbarian." Our class oflficers are as follows: 
vice-president of '90 ; vice-president and historian of '91. We also 
had vice-president and treasurer of Philo Literary Society. Brother 
Boyd was selected to represent Philo on the Kinnear-Monnette forensic 
prize contest He was also one of the editors on the Mirage, the 
Junior annual. Delta Upsilon was favored with the office of "Sacer- 
dos " at the recent Pan-Hellenic banquet. 


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


'37. Justice Stephen J. Field, of the Supreme Court of the United 
States, will visit San Francisco in July. 

'38. It will be gratifying to the many friends of Gov* William Bross 
to learn that he, after a severe struggle with death, is now nearly out 
of danger. Four weeks ago, while attending to his editorial duties at 
the Tribune office, he had a stroke of paralysis, which came very near 
proving fatal. As soon as practicable he was removed to the residence 
of his daughter, Mrs. Henry D. Lloyd, of Winnetka, where loving 
hands and skilled medical attendants have done all that could be 
done to nurse him back to health. When a reporter called yesterday, 
Mrs. Lloyd said the Governor had passed a better day and was resting 
more comfortably than at any time during his illness. So greatly had 
he improved that she felt quite hopeful of his recovery. This is good 
news to the people of Chicago, who honor and esteem the veteran 
journalist and statesman for his sterling worth and many deeds of good- 
ness. — Chicago Times, June 6ih, 

'46. The Hon. James H. Tuthill is Surrogate of Suffolk County, 
N. Y. 

'47. Lieutenant-Colonel Andrew K. Smith, M.D., U. S. A., has 
been transferred from West Point to New York, and is now at the 
Army building, comer of Houston and Greene streets, New York, 
N. Y. 

'47. The Hon. David A, Wells, LL.D., D.C.L., discusses the 
"Tariff" and ''Tariff Legislation " from the standpoint of the free- 
trader, in the new Political Cyclopaedia published by Charles E, 
Merrill & Co., of New York. 

'54. The Rev. William H. Clark was a member of the Standing 
Committee on ''Professorate and Theological Seminaries" during the 
session of the General Synod of the Reformed Church at Catskill, N. Y. 


'6 1. A letter has been received from George C Rajnoldis, M.D., 
Van, Turkej-in-Asia, where he is laboring as missionary of the A.RC 
F.M., dated February 35th. He has recently made two journeys to 
Persia and one to Russia, involving over nine hundred miles of horse- 
back travel and seven weeks' absence from his post His wife has 
been spending the winter in Oroomiah, Persia, with the hope of benefit- 
ing her health. His own health continues good, but he is overwhelmed 
with work, himself and one lady teacher constituting the entire force 
at the station. The most encouraging feature of his work is the educa- 
tional. The attitude of the Turkish Government is daily becoming 
more hostile to the work of the mission. 

'84. Calvin M. Clark has received the Winkely Scholarship at 
Andover, which entitles him to a two years' course of study in Europe. 


'40. The Hon. David Thayer, M.D., is practicing his profession 
at 300 Columbus avenue, Boston, Mass. He is an active member of 
the New England Delta U. Club. 

'41. The most important event in connection with the recent com- 
mencement exercises at the Elmira (N. Y.) Female College was the 
announcement by the Rev. Augustus W. Cowles, president of the 
college, that he had presented his resignation, to take effect in 

June, on account of his advanced age, being now seventy years old. 
ir. Cowles has held the position thirty- three years, and the announce- 
ment was a great surprise. 

'43. The Hon. George D. G. Moore, who has for many years been 
practicing law in Newark, N. J., resides at 33 Park street 

'46. Arie Banta, Esq., is still following his profession of law at 
Fox Lake ,Wis., where he has been since 1851. 

'51. The Rev. Jacob Fry, D.D., who has resided and been a 
pastor at Reading, Pa., since 1865, may be addressed at 527 
Washington street 

'53. Professor Robert Hood, of Livingston, Columbia County, N. 
Y., has been called to the post of Professor of Civil Engineering at 
Antioch College, Yellow Springs, O., and has signified his intention 
to accept the position. 

'57. The Hon. John B. Emmes, formerly of Sheldon, la., now 
resides at 10 14 Virginia street, Sioux City, la. 

'78. Lewis Cass has his law office at 35 North Pearl street, Albany,. 
N. Y., and resides in the same city at 153 Elm street 


'80. The Rev. Edward T. Tomlinson was ordained in June as the 
-pastor of a Baptist Church at Elizabeth, N. J. He resigned the head 
mastership of the Rutgers Grammar School at New Brunswick, N. J., 
to accept the call. 

'81. Ripley S. Lyon is engaged in the banking business in Brook- 
ings, Dak. 

'81. Herbert H. Taylor is Under Sheriff of Kings County, N. Y., 
which, with his law business in New York, N. Y., keeps him busy. 


'53. The Rev. William B. Dana has accepted a call to the Congre- 
gational Church in Coloma, Mich. 

'57. The Baker Sc Taylor Co., of which James S. Baker is a mem- 
ber, has removed from 19 Bond street to 740 Broadway, New York, 


'57. A recent number of Tke Christian Intelligencer printed a very 
interesting account of the Missionary Council in London, from the pen 
of the Rev. Arthur T. Pierson, D.D., of Philadelphia, Pa. He deliv- 
ered before that body a paper giving a summary of the achievements 
of this missionary century, and made them the basis of one of his thrill- 
ing appeals for greater devotion. He also regularly contributes to the 
Homiletic Review a very instructive series entitled "Clusters of Gems." 
The doctor, together with his publishers, recently donated to the Pres- 
byterian Board of Foreign Missions 1000 copies of his "Crisis of Mis- 
sions " for distribution among missionaries and other applicants, who 
propose to use it in the spirit that prompted the donation. 

'58. The Rev. Albert J. Erdman, D.D., on May i, 1888, offered 
the prayer at the unveiling of a monument which marks the site of old 
Fort Nonsense at Morristown, N. J. 

'60. The Rev. Samuel Miller, of Deansville, N. Y., was recently 
elected President of the Alumni Association of Hamilton College. 

'64. The Rev. George Bayless, of Mexico, N.Y., made the chapter 
a short visit last month. 

'68. In addition to his law business, Myron G. Willard acts as 
secretary and manager of the "Standard Fiber- Ware Co.," in Mankato, 

'69. Dr. Selden H. Talcott, Superintendent of the State Homoeo- 
pathic Asylum at Middletown, N. Y., sailed for Europe on the French 
steamship La Narmandie, on the 14th of July. 

'77. The Rev. B. Fay Mills was Chapel Lecturer in the Wabash 
College, Crawfordsville, Ind., on April 15 and 22, 1888. 


'82. David R. Rodger graduated May loth from the College of 
Physicians and Surgeons, New York. 

'88. John £. Everett will enter the Union Theological Seminaiy 
next fall 

'88. Warren D. More has been elected Principal of the Mexico, 
N. Y., Academy. 

'88. Carl W. Scovel has accepted a position in Robert College, 
Constantinople, for three years. 

'88. William H. Squires goes to the Yale Divinity School the 
coming fell. 

Among the contributors to the college library for the year just 
closed we find the names of the Rev. Edward P. Powell, '53, of Col- 
lege Hill, N. Y.; the Rev. Arthur T. Pierson, D.D., '57, of Phila- 
delphia, Pa,; Dr. Selden H. Talcott, '69, of Middletown, N. Y.; and 
the Rev. Frank S. Child, '75, of New Preston, Conn. 


'56. The Rev. Hiram C. Haydn, D.D., LLD., was installed re- 
cently as President of the Western Reserve University, Cleveland, O., which at 
the present time includes Adelbert College and a medical department His advent 
to the Presidency was signalled by the trxistees abolishing co-education and an> 
noundng the project of a separate college in the University for women. The fifteen 
young women now in the college will be permitted to complete their studies, but no> 
more girls will be received into Adelbert. Tlie trustees say that they do not wish 
to be understood as condemning co-education of itself or in any other place, but 
they " are satisfied that the exbtence of co-education in the institution is a hin- 
drance to its highest success in educating young men and thus fulfilling the pur- 
poses for which it was founded and its endowment mainly secured.*' The trustees 
" place upon record their sympathy with all efforts for the higher education of wo- 
men " and request the new president to take such steps as shall seem to him expe- 
dient to establish such a college for young women. Dr. Haydn was bom in Pom- 
pey, N. Y., in 1831, studied in Amherst College in 1853-56, then in the Union 
Theological Seminary until 1859; was ordained in West Meriden, Conn., in 1863^ 
preached four years in St. Johnsbury, Vt, went to Painsville, O., then journeyed 
in Palestine, was pastor of the Pilgrim Church in St Louis, then Associate Pastor 
of the First Presbyterian Church in Cleveland, succeeded on the death of Dr. 
Goodrich to the pastorate, which he resigned to accept the District Secretaryship 
of the American Board of Foreign Missions with headquarters in New York, which 
he left in 1884 to return to the First Church m CleveUnd. He will be pastor and 
president too. — University, 

The Doctor received the degree of LL.D. from Amherst and Adel- 
bert Colleges at last Commencement 


'56. Professor William Swinton's "Outlines of History" has been 

banished from the public schools in Boston through Roman Catholic 

influence. The Boston Courier comments as follows upon this action: 

** That a text-book should be ruled out of use in the public schools because it 
ofifends any religious sect is eminentlyproper — always provided that the objection 
is based upon a defect in the book. That the Jews should desire the exclusion of 
the volume because they wished the fact that their nation was guilty of the crucifix- 
ion [xfV], however, would hardly be looked upon as reasonable; and equally the 
recent suppression of a history for stating a tact perfectly well known and fully 
proved was a partisan and unwise concession to a spirit which will work mischief if 

The New York Independent says : 

** Swinton's ' Outlines of History ' has been removed from the Boston schoots- 
on the vote of a majority of the School Committee, of whom thirteen are Protest- 
ants and eleven liberal CathoUcs. The passage in the book which has caused its 
exclusion is the following: 

"When Leo X came to the papal chair he found the treasury of the Church 
exhausted by the ambitious projects of its predecessors. He therefore had recourse 
to every means which ingenuity could devise for recruiting his exhausted finances, 
and among these he adopted an extensive sale of indulgences, which in former ages 
had been a source of large profit to the Church. The Dominican friars, having 
obtained a monopoly of the sale in Germany, employed as their agent Tetzel, one 
of their order, who carried on the traffic in a manner that was very offensive, and 
especially so to the Augustinian friars. The indulgences were in the early ages of 
the Church remissions of the penances imposed upon persons whose sins had 
brought scandal on the community. But in process of time they were represented 
as actual pardons of guilt, and the purchaser of an indulgence was said to be de- 
livered from all his sms.' 

'* That seems to us a very fair statement of the facts of the pardoners' trade as 
it existed at the time, and the Protestant members of the Committee must have had 
other reasons than its incorrectness for displacing the book. By and by, we shall 
have Protestants, perhaps, complaining that it is recorded that Calvin burnt Ser- 

'57. The Rev. Denis Wortman, D.D., of Saugerties, N. Y., con- 
tributes to a recent Christian InUUigencer a brief statement concerning 
the work of Union College, in which he says: "The instruction at 
Union during the past four years has been broad and thorough. Her 
professors are mostly young and unknown men, and Union is having 
advantage of that earnest work which is to make their fame. The 
interim of four years has been filled by the presidency of Hon. Judson 
S. Landon, LL.D. {Union Hon.), who, to his high judicial duties, has, 
without compensation, added the labors of administration in a way so 
wise as to receive the commendation of students, faculty, trustees and 

'77. Robert Orlando Graham, Professor of Chemistry in West- 
minster College, P^, is taking a post-graduate course in chemistry at 
Johns Hopkins University. 

'77. The Rev. William W. Leete has just received a unanimous 
call to the Rockford, 111. , First Congregational Church, at a salary of 


'77. Professor Arthur H. Pearson is the leading instructor at Car- 
leton College, Northfield, Minn. 

'77. The Hon. Erasmus G. Smith, Ph.D., Professor of Chemistry 
in Beloit College, Beloit, Wis., is also Major of the city. 

'81. Starr I. Murphy, in his inventive capacity, has just patented 
a successful adjustable shelf for libraries, safes, etc. He is acting at- 
torney for the Manhattan Mutual Co-operative Savings and Loan 

'82. William Travers Jerome, who serves the City of New York 
in the capacity of an assistant district attorney, on May 9th took to 
wife Miss Lavinia T. Howe. Mr. Jerome traveled to Elizabeth, N.J., 
where his bride is at home, to be wedded, and a pleasant company of 
friends of both the contracting parties did honor to the occasion. 

'86. William F. Walker was one of the four speakers at the Com- 
mencement exercises of the class of '88 at the Albany, N. Y., Law 


'68. The Hon. Hermon Bronson, who has resided at Akron, 
O., since 1881, is publisher and business manager of the Beacon Pub- 
lishing Company, 

'69. The Rev. Josiah Strong, D.D., of New York, N. Y., is one 
of the lecturers at Chautauqua this year. 

'80. James B. Harrington recently removed from 115 Temple 
Court, ^few York, N. Y., to 158 i6th street, Buffalo, N. Y. He is 
engaged in the life insurance business for the Massachusetts Mutual 
Life Insurance Company, at 13 Law Exchange. 

'84. The Rev. Arthur C. Ludlow, of the Miles Avenue Pre8b3rterian 
Church, Cleveland, O., was married in May to Miss Jennie Gould, of 
South Cleveland. The groomsmen were Ledyard M. Bailey, '84, and 
John B. Hobart, '84, and the six ushers were also Delta U.'s. The 
wedding was an unusually large one. 


'65. The Rev. William T. Chase, D.D., of Minneapolis, Minn., 
has been chosen to deliver the annual sermon before the Baptist Mis- 
sionary Union next year. 

'79. Professor Charles F. Warner, for the past five years in charge 
of the scientific department of the Farmington, Me., Normal School, 
has resigned, and is to take charge of the Department of Physic in 
the Cambridge, Mass., High School and Manual Training School. 

'80. Carroll W. Clark, dealer in school supplies at 86 Federal 
street, Boston, Mass. , has his home in Melrose, Mass. 


'82. The Rev. Frederic W. Farr, of the Adams Street Baptist 
Church at Biddeford, Me., has received a call to the Baptist Church at 
Milfordy Mass. 

'83. The Rev. Richard H. Baker is pastor of a Baptist Church in 
Boston, Mass., and superintendent of a large Sunday-school. 

'83. George W. Smith, now practicing law at Duluth, Minn., will 
visit Waterville, Me., in July. 

'84-85. Edwin P. Burtt graduated from the Newton Theological 
Seminary last May; also Fred. A. Snow, '85. 

'84. Arthur L. Doe has resigned the principalship of the Grammar 
School at Woonsocket, R. I., having been elected principal of the 
Maplewood Grammar School at Maiden, Mass. 

'84- Herbert M. Lord and wife of Waterville, Me., were recently 
afflicted by the death of their infant child. 

'84. The Rev. Benjamin F. Turner has been compelled to leave 
Savoy, Burmah, on account of the sickness of his wife. He is now at 

'85. William H. Snyder has been elected a member of the Boston 
Society of Natural History. 

'86. The Hon. Randall J. Condon accompanied the boys on their 
recent base*ball trip to Brunswick, Me. 

'86. Albert M. Richardson, has resigned his position at Wayland 
Seminaiy, Washington, D. C. 

'87. Stanley H. Holmes has been appointed principal of the Lind- 
sey High School at Sharpleigh, Me. 

'87. Irving O. Palmer closed his school at Derby, Vt, last April 
and opened another at Harrington, Me. 

'87. Charles C. Richardson is canvassing in Oxford County, Me., 
for the " World's Cyclopaedia" and the " School World." 

'87. Elmer A. Ricker who has been seriously ill during the winter, 
is improving. 

'88. Edward P. Barrell is taking a special course under Professor 
Bayley at the University. 

'88. Henry Fletcher will act this summer as head waiter at the 
Ocean Wave House, North Rye Beach, N. H. 

'88. Addison B. Lorrimer will preachMuring the summer at Brad- 
ley, Me. 

'88. John A. Shaw occupied the pulpit of the Baptist Church at 
Fairfield, April 15th. 

'88. John F. Tilton will enter Newton Theological Seminary in the 

On Memorial day, addresses were delivered by the Rev. Frederic W. 
Farr, '82, at Biddeford, and by Herbert M. Lord, '84, at Liberty, Me. 



63. Jacob A. Hoekstra was one of the judges of speaking at the 
Commencement of the University of Rochester. 

'63. Rossiter Johnson, Ph. D. , presided at the annual meeting of the 
New York Alamni of the University of Rochester, which was held at the 
Buckingham Hotel, New York, on the evening of May 2d. He was 
given the degree of Ph.D., by the University of Rochester at the last 

The students of Packard's College listened recently to a talk by Mr. Johnson 
on '* How Books are Made." He said that the publisher was the better judge of 
some books and especially technical ones, but that artistic books, what are (^Ued 
the great books of tne world, take shape in the minds of some particular men aJid 
women and cannot be measured by any special demand. The speaker said tha.t 
much evil was done by the sO'ddied " libraries, " which had an advantage over 
ordinary books because their regular publication allowed them to be sent uirougb 
the post-ofiice at second-class rates, while to keep up their rea^ularity of issue they 
had to resort to the publication of much cheap literature. He believel also that the 
fragmentary literature offered by Sunday newspapers had a bad influence in gettine 
people out of the habit of reading anything continuous. His ideal newspaper would 
oe one that gave the happenings of the day that were worth telling ana had a page 
of the best possible discussions of the affairs of the day bv men who believed what 
they were writing. Mr. Johnson thought that the profits of book and magazine 
writers were not nearly so large as generally supposed, and said that library statis- 
tics showed a growing public taste for the better sort of books. — New York Trihtne^ 

'63. The New York Evening Sun of May 28th contained a five- 
column article by Joseph O'Connor on "The Question of the Day/' 
and was a searching but &ir and manly examination of Mr. Cleveland's 
career since he became President. Mr. O'Connor is universally acknowl- 
edged to be one of the ablest journalists and most independent and 
faithful thinkers in the State of New York. He at present resides in 
Rochester, and is editor of the Post Express of that city. 

'74. Charles R Parker, M.D., the well-known surgeon of Cleveland,. 
O., sailed for Europe from New York, May 23d. 

'77. Edward B. Angell, M.D., of Rochester, N. Y., has changed 
his residence and 6fiice from 261 to 294 Alexander street He is the 
secretary of the Monroe County Medical Society, and is having a gcK>d 
practice. He will be married on July 31st to Miss Florence Mont- 
gomery, in St Luke's Church, Rochester, N. Y. 

'77. Adelbert Cronise, of Rochester, N. Y., has returned from a 
visit to Southern California. 

'84. Fred. E. Lent was appointed July 2d principal of Grammar 
School No. 17, in Rochester. He was one of eleven applicants for the 
position. He was married May 19th to Miss Minnie A. Scofield, of 
Palmyra, N. Y. Mr. Lent and wife reside at No. 386 Troup street^ 
Rochester, N. Y. 


'85. The Rev. George F. Holt has accepted the call to the pastor- 
ate of the First Baptist Church of Waterloo, la. He will remain 
away during July and August for needed rest, having gone there directly 
from the theological seminary. He will assume the active pastorate 
September ist. 

'88. Walter R, Betteridge will enter the Rochester Theological 
Seminary this fall. 

'88. Samuel M. Brickner will enter the College of Physicians and 
Surgeons in New York in the fall. 

'88. Alden J. Merrell is traveling in the extreme west for the firm 
of Mandeville & King, of Rochester, N. Y. 

'88. William C. Wilcox has accepted a position as professor of 
French and German in Fishkill Academy at Fiskill-on-the-Hudson, 
N. Y. 


'59. The Rev. Silas L. Blake, D.D., for some time at Fitchburg,. 
Mass., is now residing at 29 Federal street. New London, Conn. 

'61. The Rev. Moses M. Martin is Pastor of the Congregational 
Church at Three Oaks, Mich., where he has been since 1880. 

'62. The Rev. William A. Robinson, D.D., has been the esteemed 
pastor of the churcli at Homer, N. Y., for seventeen years. 

'72. The Rev. Henry M. Ladd, D.D., Pastor of the Euclid Ave- 
nue Congregational Church, of Cleveland, O., and well known a& 
a contributor to the Congregational, resides at 820 Logan avenue. 

'76. Charles G. Farwell is in the employ of the Equitable Mort- 
gage Company at its Boston office, 117 Devonshire street. 

'j^. The Rev. Calvin B. Moody has accepted the pastorate of the 
Congregational Church at Osage, la. 

'77. Harry P. Stimson, formerly cashier of the American National 
Bank, of Kansas City, Mo., is now its president. His residence ad- 
dress is 520 East 9th street 

'78. The Rev. James W. Flagg removed from South Ryegate ia 
August, 1887, to take charge of the Presbyterian Church at South 
Framingham, Mass. 

'78. Professor William H. Shaw is the principal of the Vergennes, 
Vt, Graded School. 

'80. Professor Perley A. Griswold of Smith Academy, St Louis,. 
Mo., resides at 291 1 Dayton street 

'83. Fred. B. Sheldon has been in a bank at Cheyenne, Wyoming^ 
Territory, since 1882. He lives at 202 East 17th street 


'86. Henry L. Bailey, who is studying theology at Hartford, Conn., 
will preach from May 15th to December 15th at Schroon Lake, Essex 
•County, N. Y. 


'60. The Rev. John W. Beardslee, D.D., was unanimously elected 
to the chair of Biblical Languages, Literature and Exegesis in the 
Western Theological Seminary at Holland, Mich., by the General 
Synod of the Reformed Church (Dutch), held at Catskill, N. Y., in 
June. In his formal acceptance he addressed the Synod as follows : 

** Mr, President ^ Fathers and Brethren of this Synod: I should do myself 
•and yott greAt injustice if I did not embrace this opportunity for presenting my pro- 
found gratitude for this expression of your confidence and affection. I can conceive 
no higher honor than this, that the Gieneral Synod of the Reformed Church should 
•elect me to become a teacher of the teachers of the Church. The work to which 
you send me is most difficult, and can be done only by the most arduous and perse- 
verins efibrt. I am not ignorant in regard to these difficulties. Twenty-five years 
aeo this summer our Church gave me her commission to be a preacher. Shortly 
after I became pastor of a church in Michigan, and not long after that a membo* 
<of the Council of Hope CoUeee. It was my privilege to be the first Professor of 
Theology, and I made the address to the first class of students which graduated from 
it Its history is sdl familiar to me, for I was not merely a witness but a sharer in its 
trials and triumphs. And I know something of what remains to be done, and 
Icnowing it, fed most keenly how little fitted I am for doing it Bat looking all 
-these dimculties squarely in the face, I have been led, after much deliberation and 
prayer and conference with my breUiren, to feel that the voice of this Sjmod bid- 
ding me enter upon it, is the voice of God. You bid me go to the Western Theo- 
logical Seminary as a teadier. But I understand this commission to mean more 
than that. The endowment of that institution has not yet been secured, and I 
-shall consider it a part of my mission to do all that lies in my power towards se- 
curing that endowment. The success of your work in the West depends largely on 
the promptness with which you respond to the efforts made to secure that r^ult, 
and I appeal to this Synod and the Church to respond liberally and promptly to this 
call. Accepting, Uien, the very kind eicpressions of loving confidence made by 
you. Mr. Presi£nt, in the name of this Synod, and relying upon the generous co- 
•operation of the Church, and especially of my brethren in the West, so heartily griven 
me, I cheerfully face all its difficulties, and assume all its burdens and responsibili- 
-ties, in humble reliance upon the tender mercies of our God who promises grace 
and wisdom for every time of need. I give to it as I have given to every duty laid 
upon me by the Church I love, every power of body and heart and mind and soul, 
lioping that in the gradual strengthening of that institution, it may be seen that the 
call of this Synod and of die Church it represents, is indeed the call of God.** — The 
Christian Intelligencer. 

'62. The Rev. William H. Vroom, pastor of the Reformed Church 

of Paramus, N. J., acted on one of the Standing Committees at the 

denomination's recent session of synod. 

Other Delta U. men were represented on committees as follows : On '* Sunday- 
school and Catechetical Instruction, '* the Rev. Alonzo P. Peeke, '59; chairman on 
"Publication** the Rev. Tohn W. Beardslee, D.D.; chairman on ''Education, 
Academies and Colleges,*' the Rev. J. Preston Searle, '75, who was also appointed 
"Corresponding Delegate to the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Cnurch in 
Canada; on '* Systematic Benevolence, " the Rev. George Z. Collier, '83; and on 
'*• Necrology, '* the Rev. Elbert N. Sebring, '62. In the report of this latter com- 
tnittee occurred the name of the Rev. Abraham G. Lansing, Union^ *53, who died 
<iuring the Church year. A tender and brief sketch of his life was given in the report 


'63. The Rev. Charles H. Pool, corresponding secretary of the 
Reformed Church, will spend the months of July and August in the 

'64. The Rev. Thomas W. Jones, who recently resigned the 
pastorate of Hope Church, Holland, Mich., has received a call to the 
Reformed Church at Cobleskill, N. Y. 

'69. The Rev. William Elliott Griffis, D.D., contributes an able 
article, entitled Japanese Preachers," to the Homiletic Review for July. 

'70. The Rev. Nicholas Pearse was elected President for the en- 
suing term of the Pastor's Association of the Reformed Dutch Church 
at their meeting in June. At the same meeting he read a paper on 
*' Demonology," which called forth an interesting expression of opinion. 

'71. TheClassis of Monmouth of the Reformed Dutch Church, at 
its special session held in the Reformed Church of Asbury Park, June 
25, 1888, appointed the Rev. Andrew Hageman, Missionary Agent 
for its Board of Domestic Missions. 

'74. The Rev. Ralph W. Brokaw, of Belleville, N. J., has been 
chosen President of the Synod of New Brunswick, and also stated clerk 
to fill the vacancy made by the resignation of the Rev. Charles H. Pool,. 
'63, from the position of clerk of the Classis. 

'75. The Rev. J. Preston Searle, of the First Reformed Church of 
Somerville, N. J., supplied the pulpit of the Rev. W. J. R. Taylor, 
D.D., of Newark, on Sunday, July ist 

'76. A grand-daughter of Henry Ward Beecher, Miss Harriet 
Beecher Scoville, of Stamford, Conn., was married last month to 
Spencer Cone Devan, M.D., U. S. N. 

'78. The Rev. William H. Scudder, Pastor of the Plymouth Con- 
gregational Church, San Francisco, Cal., in his annual letter to his 
people says in brief : The spiritual interests of the Church give occa- 
sion for praise to the Great Head of the Church. The temporal depart- 
ment is encouraging. The social features have been well cared for, and 
the Church services have shown a gratifying increase in membership 
and attendance. 

'79. The Rev. Cornelius Schenck, of the Trinity Reformed Church 
of Plainfield^ N. J., supplied the pulpit of the Rev. W. J. R. Taylor, 
Newark, N. J., Sunday, July 8th. 

'8 1. Cornelius I. Haring, Esq., writes us, from Milwaukee, Wis.,, 
that he is "flourishing and happy. " He is a partner of the law firm of 
Herdegen & Haring, at 102 Wisconsin street, of that city. 

'81. At the alumni meeting of Rutgers College at Commencement, 
Irving S. Upson was chosen necrologist for the coming year. 


'8 1. Edward B. Voorhees has been tendered the position of chemist 
of both the New Hampshire and the Maryland Experiment Stations, to 
be established in accordance with the provisions of the Hatch bill, but 
he prefers to remain in the New Jersey Station. 

'83. Charles L. Edgar received the well-merited praise of the peo- 
ple of Boston, Mass., for his promptness in restoring the plant in the 
Edison Electric Light Co.'s works in that city after the recent fire. 
Nineteen hours after the fire began he was supplying the city with 
light as though nothing had happened. 

'83. Henry W. Beebe is spending the summer in Europe. 

'85. The d^^ree of Master of Arts was conferred by the collie on 
Louis Augustus Voorhees at the recent Commencement He is assist- 
ant chemist in the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station. 

'86. George P. Morris has been engaged on the editorial staff of 
the New York MaU and Express, 

'86. The Rev. Henry M. Voorhees shows untiring zeal in his 
labors as pastor of the church at Altamont (Knowersville), N. Y. 

'87. William P. Merrill, who is pursuing his theological course at 
Union Theological Seminary, New York, has been made assistant 
pastor of the Park Presbyterian Church, New York, N. Y. 

'80. Amon^ the graduates admitted to the New Haven County Bar 
oitiy was Kojiro Matsu^ata, of Tokio, Japaa. He has beea in this country 

four years, and speaks English, French and German as fluently as his native 
tongue. He is the son of the Japanese Minister of Finance, and is next to the 
royal blood. He will stay here about two years more, and then return to Japan. 
— AVw York Tribune. 

'89. Clarence G. Scudder died May 12, 1888, of an injury received 
in the gymnasium on the preceding day. An obituary will be printed 
in our October issue. 

The one hundred and eighteenth commencement of the Rutgers 
College Grammar School occurred June 13th. The graduating class 
numbered 36. Headmaster Edward T. Tomlinson, Union, '80, to 
whose efforts much of the present prosperity is due, retires after hold- 
ing the position for five years. The grade of scholarship has steadily 
risen, and some of the orations delivered were worthy a college com- 


'66. The Rev. Preston Gumey, who has had charge of the Baptist 
Church at Central Falls, R. I., since 1874, has received a call from the 
church of the same denomination in Wollaston, Mass. It is thought 
that he will accept 

'70. Professor Elisha B. Andrews, D.D., LL.D., has an article in 
the January number of the Andover Review, entitled, "Sir Henry 
Maine on the Prospects of Popular Government" 


'72. William V. Kellen, Esq., secretaiy of the Boston Alumni of 
Brown, has been elected a member of the Advisoiy Committee of the 

'74. The Rev. Orrin P. Gifford, of Boston, Mass., delivered the 
address on the closing day of the Northfield, Mass., Seminary, June 

'76. Augustus S. Van Wickle is a member of the firm of Van 
Wickle, Stout & Co., miners and shippers of coal, with offices at No. 
I Broadway, New York, N. Y. He was married in 1882 to a daughter 
of Mr. A. Pardee, of Hazleton, Pa. They have one child and reside 
at Morristown, N. J. 

'78. Charles E. Bennett, who studied two years in Germany, is now 
principal of a Latin school at Lincoln, Neb. 

'78. The Rev. Albert N. Dary is at present located in Dighton, 

'78. Clarence M. Godding, M.D., has been practicing medicine in 
Providence, R. L, since 1883. 

'78. Charles L. Pulcifer, since graduation, has been teaching in 
Lake Village, N. H. 

'78. The Rev. Cornelius S. Savage is at present pastor of a Baptist 
church in Hannibal, Mo. He has been in his present place since 

'78. Walter G. Webster has taught at the Providence High School 
since 1879. He is the vice-president of his class. 

'78. George F. Weston is one of the most successful grammar 
school principals in Providence. He has been over the Elm wood 
Grammar School since he graduated. He has been elected secretary 
and treasurer of his class. 

'78. Bennett R. Wheeler is practicing law in Topeka, Kan. 

'82. Frank F. Brigham, M.D., is practicing in Lynn, Mass. His 
address is 17 Franklin street. He has taken unto himself a partner for 

'82. The Rev. Frank H. Davis, of Franklin Falls, N. H., was 
married May i6th in Brooklyn. Charles E. Hughes, '81, of New York, 
stood up with him. 

'82. The Rev. Asa R. Dilts, Jr., is Pastor of the Park Avenue Bap- 
tist Church, Plainfield, N. J. He also is married, 

'82. Professor William A. Francis occupies the chair of Mathematics 
in Phillips Exeter Academy, N. H. 

'82. George Huntington is with the firm of D. M. Ferry & Co., 
seedsmen, Detroit, Mich. , and is married. 


'83. Walter B. Jacobs is the assistant teacher in the senior depart- 
ment of the Providence High School. He has occupied his present 
position since 1883. He is the secretary of his class. 

'82. William E. Jillson is to become Principal of the East Provi- 
dence High School in the fall. He has been a successful teacher in 
the largest private preparatory school in the city— Goff, Rice & Smith's. 

'83. Professor Alfred W. Anthony has received an appointment as 
professor of New Testament Exegesis in Bates College, Lewiston, Me. 

'S$. William E. Simonds, who has recently received the d^;ree of 
PLD. from the Strasbourg University, expects to return to America 
this summer. 

'85. Harlan P. Abbott graduates this year from the Harvard Medi- 
cal School. 

'85. Arthur C Barrows is a teacher at the Providence High SchooL 
He has charge of the Junior English room. 

'85. Theron H. Carter is Principal of the High School in Bristol^ 
R. I. 

'85. Walter G. Everett is a successful tutor in Providence, R. I. 

'85. Joseph H. Lord is at present an attorney and counselor-at- 
law at Orland, Fla. 

'85. Norman L. Richmond is engaged in the manufacture of jew- 
elry at 176 Broadway, New York, N. Y. 

'85. Heniy R. Skinner is teaching at Harrington, Del. 

'90. Bela C. Clapp, who left Brown for Yale Scientific School last 
fall, has visited Providence recently. 


'67. The Rev. David B. Jutten, who formerly had a pastorate in 
New York, is now settled over a Baptist church in Boston. His ad- 
dress is 21 Thomas Park, Boston, Mass. 

'69. George A. Thomas, Esq., resides at Norwich, N. Y., where he 
is practicing law. 

'72. It is rumored that the Rev. George Thomas Dowling, D.D., 
of Cleveland, O., will succeed the Rev. Dr. Armitage as pastor of the 
Fifth Avenue Baptist Church, New York, N. Y. 

'78. The Rev. Smith T. Ford, Pastor of the Central Baptist Church 
of Syracuse, N. Y., resides at 99 University avenue. 

'79. Edmund T. Allen, M.D., has his office at 309 Ramge Block, 
and resides at 214 South i8th street, Omaha, Neb. He is a specialist 
on eye and ear diseases, and has published two works : ^'Asthenopia" 
and "Pathology, Diagnosis and Treatment of Ocular Diseases." 


'79. The Rev. Levi D. Temple is the Pastor of the West 33d 
Street Baptist Church, New York, N. Y. He resides at 66 West gzd 

'80. Professor Thomas F. Hamblin, who resigned his position in 
Ottawa University last summer, spent a large part of the winter in 
Europe. , 

'81. Albert K, Sutton is the leading member of the ^rm of A. K. 
Sutton & Co. (successors to R. P. Brown), dealers in wholesale produce 
at Grand Junction, la. 

'83. Sidney Clarke, cashier of the First National Bank of Park River, 
Dak., owns one-third of its stock. He also owns one-half the stock 
of the Bank of Milton, Dak. 

'83. The Rev. Albert B. Coates is Pastor of the Baptist Church of 
Oneonta, N. Y. 

'83. Professor Elmer H. Loomis continues in his position as pro- 
fessor of phjrsical sciences at Colgate Academy, Hamilton, N. Y. 

'84. Albert J. Truesdell is now living at Church's Ferry, Dak. 

'86. Frederick D. H. Cobb is studying law at Rochester, N. Y. 


'66. Concerning the Rev. Henry Spellmeyer, D.D., a resident of 
East Orange, N. J. — ^not a parishioner of Dr. Spellmeyer — ^says : "He 
is emptying the other churches. Since he came to East Orange his 
congregation has finished a large church building, but it is now far too 

'69. Nelson B. Sizer, M.D., read a paper on ''The African : his 
face and cranium considered in relation to industry, skill and economy 
in his normal state, and the effect of Caucasian influence on his facial 
and cranial development," at the session of the International Congress 
of the Anthropologists, in New York, June 6th. 

'70. The Rev. James M. Denton may be addressed P. O. Box 99, 
Ocean Beach, N. J. He has been there since 1880. 

'70. The Rev. John Reid, of Yonkers, N. Y., received the degree 
of D.D. firom the University of New York at the last Commencement 

'70. The Rev. John C. Van Deventer, Pastor of the Reformed 
Church at Nyack, N. Y., was temporary clerk of the General Synod of 
the Reformed Church in America during its eighty-second annual ses- 
sion, held at CatskiU, N. Y., in June. 

'71. The Rev. Henry M. Reed, formerly of Philadelphia, Pa., is 
pastor of a Presbyterian church in New York, N.Y. He resides at 
West 157th street, Audubon Park. 


'72. William H. Atwood, formerly at Jamestown, N. Y., may now 
be addressed at Ji Morse avenue, Cleveland, O. 

'73. The Rev. Marcus D. Buell, Ph.D., professor in Boston Uni- 
versity, is a member of the Faculty of Chautauqua College, wluch has 
recently convened for this summer at Lake Chautauqua, N. Y. 

'74. William O. Scbwarzwaelder, furniture manufacturer at 259 
Pearl street. New York, N. Y., resides at Flatbush, N. Y. 

'76. Eugene D. Bagen resides at 532 East 87th street. New York, 
N. Y. He continues teaching. 

'76. Lyman S. Linson, book-keeper for the Orleans County Na- 
tional Bank of Albion, N. Y., resides at 27 Park street, of that place. 

'78. William C. Doscher, manufacturer of looking glasses, picture 
frames, etc, in New York, N. Y., resides in the Dakota, at 72a street 
and Eighth avenue. 

'81. The Rev. Horace G. Underwood is one of the most inde- 
fatigable and competent missionaries ever sent to a foreign country. 
Mr. Underwood has been at his work in Seoul, Korea, but a few 
months more than three years, and in this short time has so completely 
mastered the Korean language that he is the best Korean scholar in 
the land (excepting some French priests who have been in the country 
for years), and is regarded as an authority in linguistic discussions. 
Mr. Underwood is engaged upon a dictionary of the Korean language, 
also upon a manual which it is expected will be published this fall. 
He also occupies the chair of Natural Philosophy and Chemistry in the 
Ro3ral Korean Hospital Medical College, and delivers his lectures in 
Korean. He is Chairman of the Presbyterian Mission in Seoul; 
Chairman of the Permanent Bible Translation Committee for Korea; 
Pastor of the Union Church of Seoul ; Superintendent of the Presbyte- 
rian Orphanage in Seoul; and, virtually. Pastor of the First Presbyterian 
Church of Korea, the first church organized in the land. 

'84. The Rev. Thomas Watters, was one of four members of a class 
of 33 men who gave addresses at the Commencement exercises of 
Union Theological Seminary. His topic was "The Pulpit and Pro- 
fession." Mr. Watters sailed on June 15th for a two years' trip in 

'85. George A. Minasian has his law office at 3r Nassau street. 
New York, N. Y., and resides at 840 President street, Brooklyn, N. Y. 
He is a notary public 

'S7, Austin D. Wolfe left New York early in May for Nebraska, 
where he will attend, during the summer, " lots of sheep who have 
been going shepherdless all winter, "as he phrases it His first post was 
at Kearney, where he spent a few days. His permanent location until 
fall will be at Wood River, Buffalo County, Neb. 


*88. F. Lincoln Davis is tutoring in the family of Mr. Black, of 
Pelham Manor, N. Y., a member of the firm of Black, Starr & Frost, 
jewelers, Fifth avenue. New York, N. Y. The family is spending 
the summer at Newport 


'71. The Rev. Sanford F. Huntley is a Congregational minister 
and serves a church at Templeton, Dak. 

'71. The Hon. James O'Neill, of Neillsville, Wis., was a delegate to 
the recent Republican National Convention at Chicago, 111. 

'72. The June issue of the Indiana Student of Indiana University 
devotes the first eight pages to the Commencement Day address of its 
president, Professor David Starr Jordan, M.D., Ph.D. It is preceded 
by a full-page engraving of the president The address, which was 
entitled ''The Ethics of the Dust,'' was pronounced by his large aud- 
ience the best lecture he has ever delivered. This, in view of the fact 
that his lectures are all literary productions of a high order, denotes 
great merit Three thousand copies will be published for distribution 
throughout the State of Indiana. Dr. Jordan and wife are now at 70 
Agricultural street, Worcester, Mass. 

'72. John W. Mack is editor of the Hornellsville DaUy and Weekly 
Times, and resides at 5 College avenue, Hornellsville, N. Y. 

'72. The Rev. Albert Osborn resides at 994 Loveioy street, Buffalo^ 
N. Y. He is a Methodist Episcopal minister of a cnurch in that city. 

'73. George C. Morehouse, Esq., has been practicing law at Utica> 
N. Y,, since 1875. 

'73. Caleb D, Page is a civil engineer of Greeley, Colo., and ia 
engaged in railway construction in the Northwest 

'73. Professor George E. Patrick is chemist to the Iowa Agricultural 
Experiment Station at Ames, la. 

'73. The Hon. Thomas Worthington, Jr., can be addressed at Pitts- 
field, ill. 

'74. The Hon. Charles D. Baker, of 54 William street, New York, 
N. Y, is Secretary to the commission appointed to revise and correct 
the Code of Evidence of the State of New York for presentation to the 

'74. Professor William A. Kellerman, Ph.D., is very successful in 
his labors as Professor of Botany at the Kansas State Agricultural Col- 
lege, Manhattan, Kan. He has occupied this chair since 1883. 


'74. We have on oar desk a copy of Tke Rio News, which is pub- 
lished tri-monthly at Rio de Janeiro. Its editor and proprietor is 
Andrew J. Lamoureuz, and it is a well-printed paper of eight pages, 
four columns on a page. Subscriptions and advertisement accounts are 
received at 154 Nassau street, New York, N. Y., by George H. Phelps, 

Esq., '73- 

'jj. Waldo £. Dennis formerly of Jamestown, Dak., b teaching at 
Racine, Wis. 

'81. Theobald Smith, M.D., of Washington, D. C, was united in 
marriage to Lilian H. Egleston, of Geoigetown Heights, D. C, on May 
17th, at the home of the bride. 

To Dr. Smith and his co-worker. Dr. D. £. Salmon, has been 
awarded the honor of being first in a recent brilliant scientific dis- 
covery, claimed by the French scientist Pasteur. The question 
settled is '' whether a virus may retain its pathogenetic power, and there- 
fore its protective efficiency, after it has been deprived of living micro- 
organisms." The New York Medical Journal ends a column and a 
half editorial on the subject thus : " Hueppe, in the article mentioned, 
gives them (Drs. Smith and Salmon) full credit for having settled the 
question, and we look upon it as a matter for congratulation that the 
decisive demonstration is to be attributed to our countrymen. The 
great practical importance of their researches should go &r toward 
insuring adequate congressional support of the Bureau of Animal 
Industry, and toward silencing those who are fond of reproaching 
Americans with an indisposition to scientific investigation." 


'75. John M. Buckingham, M.D., is practicing his profession virith 
office at the comer of High and Limestone streets, Springfield, O. He 
resides at 432 East High street. 

'77. Charles L. Dickey, of Cincinnati, O., Charles H. Bosworth, of 
Carbondale, 111., and Frank P. Ames, of Belpre, O., represented 'tj at 
the Marietta Centennial 

'77. The Rev. Edward C. Moore is Moderator of the Westchester, 
N. Y., Presbytery. 

'77. Edward E. Warren is engaged in the drug business at Madi- 
son. CaL 

'78. Henry C. Dimond, M.D., attended the Medical Convention 
recently held in Cincinnati, O., and on his way home to Springfield, O., 
made a short visit, together with his wife, at his parent's home in Mar* 
ietta, O. 

'78. Wellington S. Wells is engaged in the manu£icture of furniture 
at Buchanan, Mich. 


'80. Howard W. Stanley is a merchant at i66 Front street, Mari- 
etta, O., and resides at 514 Second street 

'81. Charles G. Slack, who has been for a month or more among 
Marietta friends, has returned to his home in Colorado. He is much 
pleased with the West and thinks it is the best place for a young 

'81. William H. Slack, of West Superior, Wis., spent a week in 
town recently, having come with friends to the Knights of Pythias 
Convention at Cincinnati, O. 

'81. Lucius H. Whipple, of Duluth, Minn., went to Cincinnati, O., 
on the Knights of Pythias excursion, and from there made a visit of a 
day to Marietta, O. 

'82. Henry M. W. Moore, M.D., is a physician and suigeon of 
Columbus, O. His residence and office are at 343 East Town street 

'83. Theron H. Hawkes, of Duluth, Minn., recently made the 
Marietta chapter a visit 

'83. Louis H. Shane graduated last week from the Lane Theo- 
logical Seminary. The subject of his address was '' Witness of Nature 
to God." In the evening Mr. Shane was ordained a missionary to 
Kansas. He will settle in Wichita, of that State, and may be addressed 
at 1 144 University avenue. 

'84. Allen £. Beach has completed his first year at Union Theologi- 
cal Semmary, New York, N. Y., and is spending the summer at Bar 
Harbor, Me., where he is tutoring. 

'84. Charies G. Dawes is one of the counsel for the State of Ne- 
braska in its celebrated suit against the Atchison and Nebraska Rail- 
road Company. The DaQy Ndfraska State Journal speaks in the fol- 
lowing high terms of Mr. Dawes' first case before the Supreme Court : 
"Mr. Dawes s]x>ke for an hour. His argument showed a most 
thorough grasp of the intricate questions of law and constitutionality^ 
which the case calls up, and his views were laid before the Court in 
a clear and forcible style. In this, his first case before the Supreme 
Court, he was called upon to stand in argument with three of the ablest 
lawyers of the State, and did himself great credit" 

'84. Frederick W. Hughes is book-keeper for the Buckeye Buggy 
Company, of Columbus, and resides at 71 West Second avenue, Co- 
lumbus, O. 

'84. Minor Morris visited his Alma Maler this Commencement for 
the first time since he graduated. He has lost none of his old-dme 
enthusiasm for Delta U. He resides at Padd/s Run, O. 

'85. Harold Means, car accountant and transfer clerk for the 
Ashland Coal and Iron Railway Company, Ashland, O., has gone on 
a trip to Southern California with a number of other Ashland people. 


'87. Edward R Haskell is to spend the summer at La Grange 
qnarry, a few miles fix>m Oberlin, O., where he will preach and labor 
among the quarry-men and their families. 


'74. Professor Fruik Smalley was voted an increase of $700 per 
year by the trustees in their annual meeting, making his salary that of 
a full professorship, |a,500. Professors Newton A. Wells, '77, and 
Henry A Peck, '85, were also given a raise in salary. 

'76. Edwin Nottingham was unanimously re-elected a trustee of the 
University at the annual meeting of the Alumni held during Commence- 
ment At the reoiganization of the Board he was also continued as 
its secretary. 

'77. Samuel H. Baker is an attomey-at-law in Denver, Colo. He 
resides at 1044 Clarkson street 

'77. Henry W. Reed is master of roadway for the Savaimah, 
Florida and Western Railway, and lives at Waycross, Ga. 

'78. The Rev. Joseph H. Zartman has charge of a Methodist Epis- 
copal Church at Lodi, N. Y. 

'80. The Rev. Wilbur S. Smithers is situated at 48 High street, 
Bratdeboro, Vt 

'81. The Rev. George K Hutchings, of Tyrone, N. Y., is ill, and 
is being treated at Clifton Springs, N. Y. 

'8r. Professor William W. Wilcox is teaching in the Stevens High 
School, Hoboken, N. J. His residence address is 122 Waverly place, 
New York, N. Y. 

'8a. The Rev. Frank W. Hemenway, of Zionsville, Ind., rejoices 
in the possession of another son. 

'82. The Rev. Edward Everett is serving the Methodist Episcopal 
Church at McConnellsville, N. Y. 

'82. The Rev. William C Kitchen, Ph.D., has given several lectures 
to the students and to the public at Syracuse, N. Y., upon ''Japanese 
Life and Manners. " In the &1), Dr. Kitchen will enter upon a two years' 
post-graduate course in History at Harvard, instead of at Johns Hop- 
kins University. 

'83. The Rev. Charles F. Sitterly has lefl his recent residence in 
Chester, N. J., and is now pleasantly located in Crawford, N. J. 

'83. Warren W. Walsworth, of Syracuse, N. Y. , is a father — a little 
girl bom on June 27th. 

'84. The Rev. Ezra S. Tipple. Ph. D. , pastor of St Luke's Meth- 
odist Episcopal Church, New York, N. Y., presided over the banquet 
given by the Alumni of Syracuse University at that city during the 
meeting of the Methodist General Conference. He sailed on the Arizona 


of the Gttion Line, July 12th. He will be gone seven weeks, spending 
the greater part of the time in Great Britain sightseeing, but will also 
improve the opportunity of looking up certain matters connected with 
his denomination. 

'84. Frank R. Walker addressed the Y. M. C. A. meeting at the 
Avenue Church of Syracuse, N. Y., April 29th. He has recently 
opened a law office of his own in the Snow building. 

'85. The Rev. Henry H. Murdock is preaching at North Hoosick, 

N. Y. 

'86. The Rev. Milton N. Frantz, late of Kansas City, Mo., sailed 
about the first of June for Japan, where he will be engaged in teaching 
English in the Anglo-Japanese University at Tokio. 

'87. John S. Bovingdon, who for the past year has been in 
charge of the business of Ginn & Co. in Iowa, Missouri, Kansas and 
Nebraska, will shortly return to the East 

'87. Josiah H. L3mch was ordained to the deaconate by the Bishop 
of Central New York, May 30th, at St Paul's Cathedral, Syracuse, N. 
Y. He is placed in charge of Zion Church, Fulton, N. Y. 

'88. Frank G. Banister will teach French, German and mathematics 
in Mexico Academy, Mexico, N. Y., during the coming year. 

'88. Milton J. Fletcher has accepted the principalship of Dryden 
Academy, Dryden, N. Y. 

'88. Frederick C. Lyford will return to Syracuse next year, and 
will continue in charge of the drawing in the Liberal Art College. 

'90. The Rev. Jay W. Somerville reports much interest in his work 
at Alba, Mich. 


'78. William L Jenks is practicing law at Port Huron, Mich., and 
may be addressed at 1332 Seventh street 

'78. Ossian C. Simonds is engaged in landscape gardening in Chi- 
cago. He is superintendent of Graceland .Cemetery, Wright's Grove 
P. O., 111., and resides at Lakeview, 111. He has recently started in 
the fruit, farm and nursery business with Edwin W. Jenney, '79. 

'79. Leroy Halsey, of Battle Creek, Mich., reads a paper this 
month before the National Teachers' Association at San Francisco, Cat 

'80. Thomas C. Green, clerk in the First National Bank of South 
Haven, Mich., was the chairman of the Van Buren County Prohibition 
Committee and delegate to the State Convention at Grand Rapids, 
May 1 6th. 

'81. George N. Carman is the Principal of School No. 15, Third 
avenue and State street, Brooklyn, N. Y., and resides in Montclair, 
N. J. From a two column article in the New York World of May 
9th we clip the following extract : 


*' An ancient structure, and as fur behind the times and the requiremeats of 
the times as it is ancient, ii the bnildtng, if such it must be called, that is occimied 
as Public School Na ic, at Third avenue and State street, Brooklyn, N. Y. Built 
in 1858, the main building, three stories high on State street, a wing on Third 
avenne, a large but wretchedlv paved or unpaved yard adjoining, the &st floor in- 
tended for recreation rooms oat utilized for class rooms, and crowded ones the^ 
are, the building a mere shell, and no fire escapes— in marked contrast would it 
seem to be to the advanced spirit of its principal, Mr. George N. Carman. 

'* Mr. Carman came from the West tfarw years ago to take charge of this 
school. He is a graduate of the Michigan University, and as principal of the 
Ypstlanti Seminary and as superintendent of the Union City School he acquired a 
rqputation which preceded him to Brooklyn. Since he came here he has promi- 
nently identified himself with numerous movements of progress in the field of public 
education, and has been an important factor in advancing the good and usenilness 
of the Teachers' Association. He is chairman of the Committee on Grade, meet- 
ings of which are held weekly and sometimes more often at the Central School, and 
pnndpally through his endeavors were these meetings brought about. The good 
which they are accomplishing is almost incalculable. Mr. Carman has several 
times lectured at these sessions on educational methods, and while some of the 
older and more conservative educators of old ' Breuklyn ' have not listened with 
entire equanimity to the 'heresies' of this Western pioneer, his influence has 
made itself felt, and an important feature in the new course of studv laid out by 
the Board of Education for our schools, and one which has gainea widespread 
commendation and approval, is but a step in the direction advocated bv Mr. Car- 
man. This feature is the * observation * method. Too much time, Nu*. Carman 
thinks, is lost in perfecting children in the studies of a course laid out for them 
which coald easily be acquired in pursuing the studies of the more advanced 
classes. Teachers are prone to make the unfortunate mistake of confounding the 
* means ' with the *end.' There is too much learning by rule and of rule. The 
how is taup^ht before the why. 

** A visit to school No. 15 and a tour of the class-rooms showed that, so far as 
he has been able, Mr. Carman has introdnced the new idea— if such it may be 
called— and an interesting school it is, despite obstacles and unfavoraUe surround- 
ings. In his branch primarr school. No. 47, on Schermerhom street, the principal 
has been able to carrv out tne scheme to a utUe more advantage, and even in the 
older classes a stride nas been made in the same direction." 

'81. David Felmleyhas b«en principal of schools atCanollton, 111., 
since graduation. 

'81. Asa D. Whipple, cashier of the City Bank of Battle Creek, 
Mich., has been elected an alderman of that place. 

'8a. The Rev. Franklin C Bailey is settled over a Presbyterian 
church in Kasota, Minn. 

'83. Robert G. Morrow is practicing law in Portland, Ore., with 
offices in the Savings Bank Block. 

'83. Samuel C. Tuthill is secretary of the Omaha, Neb., Y. M. 
C. A. 

'83. Williard D. Van Tuyle is one of the firm of Van Tuyle A 
Smith, bankers, Clinton, N. Y. He has been in the business since 
May, 1885. 

'84. Eugene A. Byrnes has been promoted to be First Assistant 
Examiner in the United States Patent Office at Washington, D. C. 


'84. Richard M. Dott' is an attomey-at-law in Alexandria, Dak. 

'84. Albert C Stanard, M.D., is medical interne of McLean Asy- 
lum, Somerville, Mass. 

'85. Nathan D. Corbin is promoted to the principalship of the La 
Porte, Ind., High School, taking the place of Fred. C. Hicks, '86, 
who returns to Ann Arbor to take a doctor's degree. Brother Hicks, 
will quiz in H. C Adams' classes. He spent Commencement week 
with the Mtchigan chapter. 

'85. Joseph H. Drake has left the Battle Creek, Mich., schools, 
and the coming year will see him principal of the Jackson, Mich., 
schools. Brother Drake is an assured success as an educator. 

'85. Alexander F. Lange, who has been in Europe the past year, 
will be the instructor in English in the University of Michigan next 

'85. Horace G. Prettyman, manufacturer of gelatine capsules^ may 
be addressed 27 North University avenue, Ann Arbor, Mich. 

'86. Raymond W. Beach is doing well as a civil engineer at Kansas. 
City, Mo. 

'87. Clarence Byrnes, the past year in San Francisco, Cal., has ac- 
cepted a desirable position in the Patent Office at Washington, D. C. 

'87. William F. Hathaway is employed as collector for the Union 
School Furniture Co., of Battle Creek, Mich. 

'87. Joseph M. Kramer has been made a partner in the firm of 
Kramer & Son, La Porte, Ind. 

'89. Charles E. Decker is a dry-goods salesman at 55 and 57 West 
Main street, Battle Creek, Mich. He resides at 39 Marshall street 

'89. Philip R. Whitman has engaged with the Crescent Steel Works,, 
of Pittsburg, Pa. He is to be the chemist for the concern. 


'81. Parker S. Webster has his law office at 333 7th street, Du.- 
buque, la., and his residence at 852 Main street, in the same city. 

'81. The Rev. Polemus H. Swift, as the result of a long and severe- 
examination, taken at Syracuse University, has received the degree of 
Ph. D. Brother Swift is pastor of Court Street M. E. Church, Rock- 
ford, 111. 

'82. Peter D. Middlekaufif, oftheDeering Harvesting Company of 
Chicago, resides in Ravenswood, 111. 

'84. The Rev. Leon E. Bell is at present attending the Boston,, 
Mass, Theological Seminary. 

'84. James A. Clark, M.D., has moved his office and residence.- 
from 890 West 21st street to 900 West 21st street, Chicago, 111. 


'84. Charles L. Rhodes is still prosecadns: his law practice at 
^6 and 134 Van Biiren street Chicago, III., and resides at 196 Erie 

'86. Robert I. Fleming was graduated from the Garrett Biblical 
Institute, in May. He was one of the commencement speakers. He 
is Pastor of the Methodist Episcopal Church of South Chicago, XIL, and 
lives at Evanston, III 

'87. Harvey A. Harding is editor of the Independent of Oakland, 

'87. George L Larash has just dedicated a mission chapel at 
Douglas Park, Chicago, 111. 

'87. Frank G. Middlekaufif is now with William Deering <& Co., 
Deering, 111. 


'82. Alfred M. Allen is attomey-at-law at 216 Main street Cin- 
-cinnati, O. He resides in Glendale, O. 

'82. Charles W. Birtwell is the general agent of the Boston Chil- 
•dren's Aid Society, and resides at 37 Temple street, Boston, Mass. 

'82. Frank Gaylord Cook, Esq., of Boston, Mass., had an admir- 
able article in the February Atlantic Monthly^ on ''The Marriage 
Celebration in Europe." 

'82. George W. Dickerman maybe addressed at 173 Fifth avenue. 
New York, N. Y. 

'83. Louis A. Coolidge, formerly night editor of the Springfield 
i^Mass.) Republican is now private secretary for Henry Cabot Lodge, of 

'83. Archie L Hodges still resides in Taunton, Mass., and teaches 
in Somerset, of the same state. 

'83. Jos6 A. Machado is in the Engineering Department of the 
Edison Machine Works, Schenectady, N. Y. His permanent address 
is 5 Carpenter street, Salem, Mass. He is spending the summer in 

'83. Oscar E. Perry is manufacturing turbine water wheels and 
general mill work at 95 Thomas street, Worcester, Mass., and resides 
at 30 Woodland street. 

'83. Richard B. Wilcox is practicing law in Kansas City, Mo. 

'84. The Rev. John B. Wilson has been pastor of the Baptist 
Church at Freeport, Me. since July 17, 1887, 

'85. Married — ^On Tuesday, July 3, 1888, Victor Clifton Alderson, 
of Englewood, III., to Miss Harriott Elizabeth Thomas, of Richmond, 


'85. Joseph A. Hill received the degree of A. M. at Commence* 
ment of Harvard. 

'85. Charles A. Whittemore is with Messrs. Balch & Rackemann, 
attorneys, at 39 Court street, Boston, Mass. He resides at 15 Bigelow 
street, Cambridgeport, Mass. 

'86. Heniy M. Ayars is to enter the office of Mr. R. M. Morse, Jr., 
one of Boston's leading lawyers. 

'86. Myron W. Richardson is visiting friends in the vicinity of 
Cambridge, Mass. He intends to begin teaching next fall in Omaha, 

'87. Arthur H. Osgood was recently married to Miss Jennie C. 
Merrill, of Roxbury, Mass. 

'87. James H. Robinson received the degree of A. M. at Commence- 


'86. William £.Bainbridge, assistant librarian of the State Library, 
will next year enter the Senior class of the College of Law. 

'87. Claude V. Seeber is settled in the drug business at Orange, 

'87. William W. Strickland has taught for the past year at Superior, 


'Sj. Ambrose P. Winston has been teaching the past year at 
Racine, Wis., and will probably remain there next year. 

'88. Robert R. Selway is living on a sheep ranch at Dellon, Mon- 

'89. Rodney H. True has been teaching near Baraboo, Wis. He 
expects to return to the University next fall. 


'85. Nelson G. McCrea received the degree of Ph.D. at the recent 
Commencement of Columbia College. 

'B6. John E. Simpson is located at Flatbush, N. Y. 

'87. William S. Barstow, in the employ of the Edison Electric 
Light Company, is at present situated at New York, N. Y. 

'87. William Gasten, of Brooklyn, N. Y., is traveling in Canada. 

'87. Maurice G. Gennert is with his father, G. Gennert, who is 
the general agent for the Eagle Dry Plate Company in New York, N. Y. 

'88. Charles L. Eidlitz is one of the firm of Augustus Noel & Co., 
at 15 East 1 6th street, New York, N. Y. 



'85. The Rev* Thomas M. Guild has been appointed for the diird 
time to fill the charge at Hagerstown, Ind. 

'87. \^niam L Laufinan, after finishing his theological coane at 
the Boston Theologiod School, will enter the Indiana Methodist Epis- 
copal Q>nference. 

'87. Elmer E. Meredith has finished another year's work in the 
Greencastle, Ind, High School. He has been elected to fill the same 
position for next year. In connection with his High School work he 
will pursue a post-graduate course at the University. 

'87. John F. Meredith is practicing law at Muncie, Ind. 

'88. Milton D. Gary will return next year to take a course in the 
Law School. 

'88. Ross S. Ludlow will engage in school work next winter, at 
Groves, Ind. 


As sung by the Class of '88, of Racers College, at its Class Day exercises, June 

18, x888. Words by W. Armitage Beardslee, '88. 

O, ivy vine 1 What joy is thine, 
About old Rutgers walls to twine. 
What envied joy shall now be thine, 
O, ivy vine ! O, ivy vine I 

O, ivy vine I What joy is mine, 
lliat round old Rutgers hallowed shrine, 
My strong enduring love may twine 
Through years to come, O, ivy vine ! 

Our love, of deeper root than thine, 
Shall long outlive thy waving line. 
Shall live when thou art in decline, 
O, ivy vine ! O, ivy vine I 

For when thy tendrils cease to twine, 
And thou shalt in the dust recline. 
Each year more sweet, like aged wine. 
Our love shall grow, O, ivy vine. 


Matthew Calbraith Perrt, a Typical Naval Officer, bj William 
Elliot Griffis, D.D. {Rutgers, '69), author of "The Mikado's Em- 
pire/' "Corea, the Hermit Nation," and "Japanese Fairy World." 
Boston: Copples, Hurd & Co. 1887. 

This last product of Brother Griffis' pen comes to us in attractive 
form in a volume of convenient size. Although partaking of the char- 
acter of biography, which is popularly supposed to be somewhat heavy, 
this work is in reality a fascinating story of distinguished public services 
rendered during a long and most interesting period of our country's 
histoiy. Perhaps it will be well in the first place to set at rest any per- 
plexities that may arise in the mind of the reader as to the identity of 
Commodore Matthew Perry by saying that he was not himself the hero 
of Lake Erie, although he had the honor of being the brother of that 
justly celebrated commander. As the author remarks in the preface, 
the fame of the older brother has overshadowed that of the younger in 
the popular imagination. 

Nevertheless we venture to say that no one will conclude the perusal 
of this history without feeling that the name of Commodore Matthew 
Perry is worthy of a high place among America's great 

Though sprung from a Quaker line, the family of Perry were blessed 
with &r from un-warlike traits of character. The Either of the two 
boys who afterwards achieved such fame, himself figured as a gallant 
boy soldier in the Revolution. The author, after touching briefly the 
main events of Perry's boyhood in which the child is seen to be ''the 
father of the man," goes on to describe his naval career, beginning with 
his first active service in the war of 181 2. Thence he follows him on 
his first voyage to the Dark Continent and on subsequent voyages, in 
which he sought the successful establishment of the colony of free 
blacks in Africa, the suppression of the slave trade and of piracy. 
Perry's influence on and contributions to the science of naval war&re 
are described somewhat in detail, as also his valuable services during 
the Mexican war, but when he comes to his hero's diplomatic career 
in Japan the author is especially full and interesting. Indeed it was 
above all in his work at this time that the gallant naval officer earned 
a right to grateful remembrance and honor from the American people. 
It is sad to think that this right has so largely fiuled of recognition. 



and if Brother Grifo' book shall help to raise to its deserved place of 
honor the name of Matthew Peny (and we are sure it will), his work 
will not have been in vain. The book embodies a large amount 
of original historical research, especially among the Japanese, and 
aside from the personal interest attaching to it as the history of a 
great man, is full of valuable and interesting matter concerning the 
development of the naval power of the United States. Surely, no 
fitter person could have been found to write the life of the bene&ctor 
at once of Japan and of our own country, than the author of ''The 
Mikado's Empire," and we trust that the present work will meet with 
a reception as fiivorable as that accorded the other. 


He looked down in her eyes so blue. 

And heaved a mighty sigh. 
She looked as though she loved him, too. 

And looks sometimes reply. 

He thought, << I wonder if she's true. 

This pretty, winsome thing" — 
She thought, "Oh, would that he could be 

Enstrung upon my string/' 

He feared that she was fooling him, 

But still, she seemed so true. 
He banished all his doubting grim 

And told the tale anew. 

She heard with inward joy the while 

And really thought him clever. 
But told him with a sad, sad smile, 

"I'll be your friend forever." 

Madly he rung his chestnut bell 

And vowed himself a loon. 
While she who'd made and broke the spell 

Hummed a Mikado tune. 

George W. Saxs, Jr., CobtmUaj '87.