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!■ A Cilj i "Olu hit, A Put m . . .Prof. A. S. Isaacs, Ph.D., New York, '71. 187 

Alumni Addresses, Chicago ... 1 23 

Alumni Associations 74, 160, 224 

Alumni of Delta U 55, 135, 242, 324 

Among the Exchanges.. W. L. Fairbanks, Tufts, '87. 12, 97, 188, 288^ 

An Invitation Miron J. Hazeltine. Amherst, '51. 288a 

Artemis, A Poem HUGH MCCULLOCH, Jr., Harvard, '91. 81 

A Song Rev. John Love, Jr., New York and Rochester, '68. 84 

Attorney-General Miller, LL.D., Hamilton, '61 . : 77 

Births 155, 228, 298 

Chancellor Francis H. Snow, LL.D., Williams, '62 163 

Chapter Correspondence 37, 126, 230, 300 

Chapter Directory 1, 75, 161, 256 

Chapter Group Portraits. Amherst 269 

" Michigan 270 

Minnesota 268 

" " Northwestern 27 1 

Deaths 54, 1 56, 229, 299 

Delta U. News Items 31, 120, 217, 289 

Destiny. A Poem William H. Edwards, Williams, '90. 82 

Editorial 28, 1 16, 208, 288/ 

Ex-Governor William Bross, Williams, '38 89 

Extracts from Recent Letters 1 57, 339 

Fraternity Directory 2, 73, 1 59, 25 5 

Fraternity Houses at Hamilton College. E. C. MORRIS, Hamilton, '89. 1 73 

Greek Letter Gossip 20, 107, 200, 288^ 

Here and There.. . .Frederick M. Crossett, New York, '84. 212, 2880 

Imagination, A Pc em Richard E. Day, Syracuse, '77. 78 

In Memoriam 71 

Ivy Ode Byron Cummings, Rutgers, '89. 19 

Limitation, A Poem Richard E. Day, Syracuse, '77. 280 

Mark Hopkins Memorial Hall — Illustration 178 

Marriages , 36, 155, 229, 298 

Old Words to Young Writers, I. Rossiter JOHNSON, Rochester, '63. 94 
Old Words to Young Writers, II. Rossiter Johnson, Rochester, '63. 276 

Portrait — Samuel D. Warriner, Lehigh, '90 171 

Portraits— Professors Kiehle, Moore and Hall 266 

President E. Benjamin Andrews, LL.D., Brown, '70 79 

Professor Edward Leamington Nichols, Cornell, '75 273 

Register of Delta U.'s Studying Abroad 1 56, 254 

Renown, A Poem Fred S. Retan, Madison, '89. 96 

Reunion Song. . . .Rev. John Love, New York and Rochester, '68. 207 

Reviews 72 

Solicitor-General Chapman, Union, '54 85 

Statistical Table for 1889-90 297 

The Cornell Chapter House — Illustration 338 

The Delta U. Camp at Lake George. F. P. Reynolds, N. Y„ '90. 166 
The Fifty-fifth Annual Convention. F. M. Crossett, N K, '84. . 8 
The First Fraternity Magazine. F. M. CROSSETT, New York, '84.. 183 

The Minnesota Alumni Association E. B. Barnes, Cornell, '88. 284 

The Minnesota Chapter Edward B. Barnes, Cornell, '88. 281 

The New Quinquennial Catalogue. W. L. Fairbanks, Tufts, '87. 205 
The New York Delta Upsilon Club. S. M. Bricks ek, Rochester, '88. 179 

The University of Minnesota Edward B. Barnes, Cornell, '88. 259 

Wax Wings or Sails William Elliot Griffis, Rutgers, '69. 3 

What My Lover Said, A Poem.. .Homer Greene, Esq., Union, '76. 274 
William H. P. Faunce, D.D., Brown, '80 83 

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Acknowledgments will be made by return mail. 

The Board of Editors hope to improve the Quarterly during the 
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of the Fraternity. 

" The Quarterly is easily the peer of any fraternity journal ever published." 
—Phi Kappa Psi Shield, October, 1889. 

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"The Delta Upsilon Quarterly has, in my opinion, been the best of the 
journals this year.' ' — William Raimond Baird, author American College Frater- 
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every member. I value it very highly." — Ex-Gov. William Bros 5, Williams, *jS 9 
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The Delta Upsilon Fraternity, founded as the Social Fraternity in 
Williams College, November 4, 1834. 

The LVIth Annual Convention of the Fraternity will be held with the North- 
western Chapter, at Chicago, 111., October 2 2d, 23d and 24th, 1890. 

The officers are: 

President, - - - Hon. William H. H. Miller, LL.D., Hamilton, '61. 

Active President, - Parke E. Simmons, Cornell, '8i. 

First Vice-President, Hon. Bartlett Tripp, LL.D., Colby, »6i. 

Second Vice-President, William Swinton, Amherst, '56. 

Third Vice-President, William B. Walrath, Northwestern, '91. 

Secretary, - - Shelby M. Singleton, Northwestern, '91. 

Treasurer, - - - James S. Graham, Northwestern, '92. 

Orator, - - - Rev. P. H. Swift, Northwestern, '8i. 

Alternate Orator, - Rev. William H. P. Faunce, Brown, '8o. 

Poet, - - - Rossiter Johnson, Rochester, '63. 

Alternate, - - Richard E. Day, Syracuse, '77. 

Historian, - - Hon. George W. Kretsinger, Union, '39. 

Chaplain, - - - Rev. Robert I. Fleming, Northwestern, '86. 

Librarian, - - James Ewing, Amherst, '88. 



Ellis J. Thomas, Williams, '88, 1890 

L. Whitney Searle, Amherst, '78, - - - - - - - 1890 

Richard R. Martin, Brown, '89, 1890, 

Ezra S. Tipple, Syracuse, '84, 189a 

Walter C. Reddy, New York, '91, - 1890 

Bertrand C. Hinman, Columbia, '90, 1890, 

Thornton B. Penfield, Columbia, '90, 1890, 

Secretary — Ellis J. Thomas, 8 East 47th Street, New York, N. Y. 


Address all communications to Robert James Eidlitz, 123 East 72d street, New 

York, N. Y. 


Wilson L. Fairbanks, Tufts, '87, Editor-in-Chief. 


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


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

The price of subscription is one dollar per volume. 

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

To Advertisers. — Contracts for advertising will be made on these terms: Pre- 
ferred space, one page, $60, four issues; one-half page, $40. Ordinary space, 
one page, $50, four issues; one-half page, $30. 

All communications should be addressed to the 


Delta Upsilon Quarterly. 

FREDERICK MELVIN CROSSETT, New York, '84, Editor-in-Chief. 
Robert James Eidlitz, Cornell, '85. 

Wilson Lincoln Fairbanks, Tufts, '87. 

Samuel Max Brickner, Rochester, '88. 

Samuel Stafford Hall, Harvard, '88. 

Vol. VIII. NOVEMBER, 1889. No. 1 


By William Elliot Griffis, D.D., Rutgers, 'dp. 

My fancy has always been captivated by the story of Ikarus, the son 
of the famous inventor in classic mythology. Daedalus, the father, 
was, as all students of Greek know, an inventor. Had he lived in our 
day, he would have kept the clerks of the Patent office busy in issuing 
patents for his various Yankee notions. The wedge, the axe, the 
wimble, or gimlet, the level, and the sails of ships are said to have 
been his inventions. Like some patentees of our day, he was jealous 
of a rival ; but, instead of lawsuits or buying off a competitor, he took 
the shorter way of throwing him out of the window. Compelled to 
abscond, on account of his curt method of doing things, he fled to 
Crete, where he built for Minos the famous labyrinth. 

There is a further story of his meddling with Pasiphae, and a bull, 
which may have had some reference to the Wall street and stock mar- 


ket of that island. Possibly, Dxdalus may have persuaded the queen 
to sell the royal bonds and mortgages on a rising market At any 
rate, Minos ordered the smart inventor to be punished by confinement 
within his own labyrinth. There, with his son Ikarus, he was left, and 
father and child were as hopelessly entangled, as Minos thought, as 
two flies in a spider's web. 

Not so, thought this inventive genius. Forthwith he set his son and 
himself to catch birds ; and, like the busy bee (of College song only) to 
' * gather beeswax all the day. " Then, with twigs and branches, he 
constructed wings out of the feathers and wax. Carefully fitting them 
to his own and his son's bodies as aerial life-preservers for a voyage in 
the atmospheric ocean, they took their flight from Crete. Keen and 
shrewd, cool and diligent in attending to his machine, getting in the 
right air-currents and cool breezes, and keeping away from that dan- 
gerous fellow Phoebus, the father reached Kumae. There he had his 
suit of wax and feathers, and all his flying machinery, and himself, put 
on exhibition in a dime museum. He thus raised a considerable sum 
of money. With this, he invested immediately in real estate. He 
purchased some neglected lots in one part of the city, and forthwith 
built to Apollo such a handsome, well-ventilated temple, with all the 
latest improvements, that the price of lots all around the neighbor- 
hood went up immediately. Speculators bought up all his land at 
enormous prices, and thus, in a few months, this once poverty-stricken 
immigrant rolled in wealth. Thence he went to Sicily, where King 
Kokalus received him kindly, and where he left many monuments of 
his ingenuity. He was a blessing to mankind, and a civilizer. 

But what of Ikarus? Alas for the young man who trusted too 
much to what others had done for him, and who neglected to do for 
himself wisely. Pluming himself on being the son of his father, the 
great inventor, and full of conceit at being able to do what unwinged 
biped mortals, unassisted by the gods, could not do, he scorned his 
father's advice to beware of failure either through too much pride or 
lack of care. He let his wings and the siren breezes carry him as 
they would, instead of straining every muscle for low-flying, wise ad- 
vantage of every puff of wind, and straight course for Kumae. Get- 
ting beyond the voice and influence of Daedalus, the hot rays of Phoe- 
bus melted the wax on his wings, and one by one the feathers moulted 
with alarming rapidity, until down he plunged into the sea and was 


drowned. He was never heard of again, though some people, either 
cynical or compassionate, gave his name to that part of the ocean still 
called the Ikarian Sea. 

Now, fellow graduates, whether it be the Cretans (of whom one 
Saul of Tarsus had a specific opinion), or the Sicilians, or Diodoras 
Siculus, or Ovid, who tell this story (which we have slightly embroid- 
ered), there are others, less poetical and more matter-of-fact, who trans- 
late this classic tale not according to Harper or Bohn. They insist that 
it means only that Daedalus was the inventor of sails, and that the 
whole yarn is a story of " white wings," a mere "yachting romance." 
Just as the Dutchman from the Shawangunk Mountains, on first seeing- 
Fulton's steamboat going up the Hudson, went home to tell his wife 
how he saw the devil going up the river in a saw-mill, so the people 
of Kumae thought boats equipped with sails were winged. They 
were a little ahead, in point of time, of the Indians, who imagined 
Columbus or Hendrick Hudson was a modern Daedalus careering on 
colossal pinions. 

Father Daedalus did not rest on past laurels or attainments ; he 
attended to his business, minded rudder, yard, rope and tackling; 
watched the wind, kept his seams well calked, and, in spite of hot 
weather and the malignant forces of the air, came duly to port 

Ikarus, idly supposing that after such hard work in building and 
equipment, no further serious care was needed, let his boat drift. 
Whether the sun melted the wax or pitch out of the seams of his boat, 
or a squall upset his boat, no witness by word of mouth, or deponent 
in affidavit hath stated. Certain it was that the craft capsized and 
Ikarus became a corpse. 

True, also, it is,, that here are two contrasting types of men, one 
inventive, alert, wide-awake, energetic, never sagging down into routine, 
never becoming an old fogy, but young and fresh in mind to the 
last Utilizing every opportunity, self-dependent, yet ever helpful of 
others, Daedalus is the man who keeps his garden and dresses it, 
makes the world better than he found it He is not satisfied, even when 
he has graduated from college, or even after he has taken many prizes. 
He forgets the things which are behind, and presses onward, prompt to 
seize every opportunity. The world's work is done by such men, and 
by them the race lifted up. 

Ikarus is the type of the man who lives on the momentum which. 


others have given him, until he tumbles and is heard of no more. He 
is like those college graduates who keep up nobly in the race while 
under the inspiring influences of professors and fellows, and then sink 
so deeply into the sea of oblivion that only an exploring expedition, 
well equipped with divers and bells, can find them. Forgetting that 
the elan, the glow of college life, is and was something made not by 
them, but for and before them, they imagine that they need, after gradua- 
tion, only to let themselves move along by perpetual motion. They 
imagine that a diploma is a storage battery, when in reality it is only 
wax and hide. Before they are aware, despite their ambition and 
desires, they fall like Ikarus, never to mount again, for opportunity 
has been left behind. 

The philosophy of success is a favorite topic on the commence- 
ment stage, when students come to oratorical culmination. They 
stand higher then, many of them, than they will ever stand again. 
The day 6f flowers and music and congratulations is to very many the 
zenith of a Ikarian flight They forget that their wings have been 
furnished them. The audience, the triumph, the tokens of honor 
have been made for then!, not by them. 

The philosophy of failure is worthy of serious study. Twenty 
years of life after commencement day are very apt to teach some 
truths, by many painful object lessons. Why so many men, college 
friends, brothers, companions still in the ruts of unprogressive routine? 
Why so many mossbacks ? Why so many under a perpetually cloudy 
sky ? Why so many utter failures among educated men ? We do not 
think here of those who by sorrow, sickness, or calamity have grown 
weary of the march of life, but those who have, for no sound reason, 
disappointed themselves, and their friends more. 

Yet, do we not see young men who, in college were eager and alert, 
go out and bury themselves ? They either deliberately or unwittingly 
cut themselves off from their acquaintances of college, of fraternity, of 
church, of literary club, in a word from people of ideas and stimulus. 
They stay away from lectures and meetings where people gather and 
where ideas are exchanged, and where human nature rubs off unneces- 
sary corners. It is by social contact that man improves, as pig iron is 
refined into the best steel. 

Others draw themselves away from active centers, from currents 
and movements of humanity. Too often they do this in the belief 


that their abilities are so great, their genius so marked, that exploriag 
expeditions will be fitted out to recover them. What insanity of self- 
conceit ! 

Silly notions and narrow views as to what is "economy" have 
something to do with what issues in waste of life and energy. Often 
students leave college in debt, or with little to start on. Hence, they 
most foolishly and wastefully deny themselves books, papers, maga- 
zines devoted to their profession, or for general culture, because they 
cannot see the money immediately returning in increased income. It is 
an amazing fact, ludicrous from one point of view, serious and alarming 
from another, that some actually cease at once to be book buyers or 
readers on graduating. Visit the college graduate a decade or two 
after the commencement roses have withered and you too often see 
that the canon of literature closed in the year of his diploma. Such 
4t economy " is not the law of right living, but dissipation and anarchy. 

To pursue this subject is too painful. We may joke about Ikarus. 
To make merry with myths ought not to give us heart-pangs, but to 
see brothers beloved, dear student friends, j deliberately choosing the 
route to failure is too sad for mirth. 

Brothers in Delta Upsilon let us get out of the labyrinth into which 
conceit, indolence, habit, mistaken ideas, bad advisers, even outrageous 
fortune, have led us. Let us make no deep valley between commence- 
ment day and the next autumn. We must keep in line with the best 
thought, and take courage from the best actions of our fellow-men. 
Every man in the Delta Upsilon Fraternity should keep in touch with 
his brethren, like a soldier with his file. He should welcome all her 
literature. As fascinating as a volume of Plutarch should be our fra- 
ternity catalogue rightly used and studied. Every man who has taken 
the vows of Delta U., worn her colors or badge, or, best of all, entered 
into her true spirit, ought to keep sympathetic grip upon her contem- 
poraneous history and look eagerly at her future prospects. He should 
walk hand in hand with his brothers. No better means of special cul- 
ture in this line do I know of than regular reading of the Delta 
Upsilon Quarterly. It will keep a man from silly contempt of the 
college boy. It will save him from cynicism, hold him fresh and full 
of warm-heartedness. It will stimulate him to honest ambitions, and 
often enrich him with valuable hints which he can coin into success. 

In every other respect, fellow students, especially of the graduating 


classes of 1 884, of 1 889, and of the years between, let us attend seriously 
to sailing our craft on the voyage of life. All things that others have 
done for us are as wax- wings. Earnest watching of craft under wind 
and current, rocks and dangers, should be ours. We cannot afford 

, to relax our energies for one hour. It is not the mere question of 
selfish success which we argue, but that kind of right living, that put- 
ting into^est investment our talents; ten, or five, or one, with the 

• motive of best serving our Master and helping our fellow-men. 


The Fifty-fifth Annual Convention of the Fraternity was held with 
the Syracuse chapter October 23d, 24th and 25th, at Syracuse, N. Y. 

When the delegates from New York left their private car on the 
West Shore Railroad, and walked over to the Leland Hotel for breakfast, 
at half-past seven, they were surprised and glad to find many brothers 

. there. , Trains all night long on routes from East, West, North and 
South had been bringing in bright-eyed, enthusiastic young men who 
soon filled the Leland to overflowing. Their presence inspired a re- 
porter to write: "One hundred and twenty-five shining silk tiles, 
one hundred and twenty-five canes of huge dimensions were sported 
by one hundred and twenty-five brainy young collegians who thronged 
the corridors of the Leland Hotel yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon ; 
one hundred and twenty-five pretty combinations of the Greek-letters 
'Delta' and 'Upsilon,' studded with precious stones attached one 
hundred and twenty-five gold and blue badges to one hundred and 
twenty-five vests. Tiles, canes, brains, pins and badges formed part 
of the accputrements of the delegates to the fifty-fifth annual conven- 

. tion of Delta Upsilon Fraternity." 

The list of delegates, as near as could be obtained, is as follows: 

. Williams, Theodore Whittelsey, '90; Union, John W. Burr, '91, 
Charles Fish, Jr., '91 ; Hamilton, Robert J. Hughes, '90, George H. 
Harkness, '91 ; Amherst, Andrew H. Mulnix, '90, Herbert M. Chase, 

, '91, Edward A. Dodd, '91 ; Adelbert, Frank S. McGowan, '90, John 
H. Dynes, '9 1 ; Rochester, Charles S. Brown, '90, Herbert W. Bram- 
ley, '90; Middlebury, Edwin B. Clift, '90, Thomas H. Noonan, '91;. 
Rutgers, John S. Van Orden, '90, Paull J. Challen, '91 ; Brown> 


James Q. Dealey, '90, Charles W. Lisk, '90, Gerald B. Smith, '91 ; 
Madison, Frank A. Butler, '90, Carl D. Case, '91 ; New York, Walter 
C. Reddy, '91, Charles H. Roberts, '86 ; Cornell, Willard C. Jackson, 
'90, Albert P. Fowler, '91 ; Marietta, Theron M r Ripley, '90, Charles 
A. Ward, '90; Michigan, Irving G. McCaull, '90, Eugene C. Warri- 
ner, '91 ; Northwestern, Robert W. Holden, '90, IJrman J. Ridge way, 
'91 ; Harvard, Richard E.Dodge, '90, William G. Howard, '91; 
Wisconsin, T. Kronshage, '90; Lafayette, David L. Glover, '90, 
William G. McKinney, '91 ; Columbia, B. C. Hinman, '90, Robert F. 
Adams, '91 ; Lehigh, Charles W. Piatt, '90, Paul M. Paine, '91 ; Tufis, 
Willis F. Sewall, '90 ; De Pauw, Ralph W. Best, '90, L. F. Dimmitt, 
'92 ; Pennsylvania, John R. White, Jr., '91, William S.Jamison, '92 ; 
New York Alumni Association, William Francis Campbell, JVew York,- 
'87; Lincoln Peirce, New York, '90; Rochester Alumni Association, 
Henry W. Conklin, Esq., Rochester, '795 Western New England 
Association, the Rev. Edward E. Atkinson, Brvton, '79'; Syracuse 
Alumni Association, Edwin Nottingham, Esq., Syracuse, '76. 

The Leland is admirably adapted for the purposes of a convention. 
The assembly room is on the top floor, and there at 2.30 p.m., on the 
23d, the convention came to order under the gavel of the Rev. Smith 
T.- Ford, Madison, '78, one of the best presiding officers the Fraternity 
has had the good fortune to have in many years. After prayer by the 
Rev. William H. Squires, Hamilton, '88, the Rev. Charles S. Sitterly, 
Ph.D., Syracuse, '83, delivered the address of welcome, and Erman 
J. Ridgeway, Northwestern, '90, responded on behalf of the con- 
vention. The reading of chapter reports occupied all the session, and 
in the evening the reception to the delegates and visitors was given by * 
the Syracuse chapter in the parlors of the Leland. Nearly three 
hundred people were present, including many members of the faculty 
with their wives, the Senior class of the University, members of the 
four ladies' sororities, and many other well-known people. Kapp's 
orchestra furnished the music, and a collation was served in the cafe. 

Next morning's session heard the report of the Executive Council, 
of the Alumni Information Bureau, the reading of papers on fraternity 
topics and letters from Dr. Anson L. ' Hobart, Williams, '36, of 
Worcester, Mass., the first president of the Fraternity, and the Rev. 
William Eliot Griffis, D.D., Rutgers, '69; of the Shawmut Congrega- 
tional Church, Boston, Mass. Both of the letters, strongly urged the 

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convention to do some judicious extension. Dr. Peter R. Furbeck, 
Union, '54, spoke on the "Early History of the Society." 

In the afternoon came the Quarterly report, discussion of the new 
Quinquennial catalogue, which is now a year behindhand, and the re- 
ception given at the Alpha Phi House. Nearly one hundred mem- 
bers called at the chapter-house, and enjoyed the bounteous hospitality 
dispensed by the ladies. The house was brilliantly illuminated, and 
the floral decorations and collation were much praised. Later in the 
evening an informal reception was held at the Delta U. chapter-house, 
and Miss Mary M. Sweet gave an informal reception to a number of 
her friends in the New York delegation. 

Friday morning and afternoon the last business sessions were held. 
Wilson L. Fairbanks, Tufts, '87, was elected Quinquennial editor; the 
next convention was given to the Northwestern chapter, to be held at 
Chicago, and to Harvard in 1 891, at Boston. A number of petitions 
for new chapters were received and turned over to committees for 
consideration. The Committee on Executive Council Differences, 
consisting of Syracuse, Williams, Hamilton, Columbia and Northwestern, 
reported, entirely exonerating the Council of 1888 of all charges, and 
stating that the Council of 1889 were "unwise" in issuing their circular 
and that the language they employed was "unfortunate." There- 
port was unanimously adopted by the convention. At noontime a 
photograph of the convention was taken in front of the Leland, but 
the "artist" spoiled the negative and, for the first time in years, there 
will be no convention picture. The officers for next year were 
elected in the afternoon, and their names will be found in the Fra- 
ternity directory in the front of the Quarterly. The last public exer- 
cises were held in the evening, when "Crouse College, Music Hall, 
was filled with a large and appreciative audience. Professor G. A. 
Parker began the exercises with an organ solo. Prayer was offered by 
the Rev. W. H. Maynard, D.D., LL.D., Hamilton, '54. The Presi- 
dent's Address was delivered by Joseph O'Connor, Rochester, '63, 
editor of the Rochester Post-Express. At the conclusion of his able 
effort, the Fraternity sang their song beginning : ' Oh, the happy days 
we spent in Delta U. !' Henry W. Conklin, Esq., Rochester, '79, 
gave the history of the Fraternity, stating the total membership to be 
4,770. The poem was given by the Hon. H&nry Randall Waite, 
Ph.D., Hamilton, '68. After an organ solo, President Henry A.Buttz, 


D.D., Union, '58, gave the address of the evening and of the conven- 
tion. His subject was American Scholarship, and his address was 
masterly and complete. " 

When the members returned to the Leland, after having escorted 
the ladies to their homes, they found the annual banquet awaiting 
them. The long, heavily-laden tables, with their snow-white linen, 
shining silver, vari-colored lights, wax candles and beautiful flowers, 
presented a most charming scene. Prominent among the decora- 
tions were the floral emblems presented by the ladies' societies. One 
hundred and forty covers had been laid, and when the President arose, 
at 12 o'clock, to attack the toast list, every seat held a wearer of the 
Gold and Blue. The names and subjects on the card were : 

Delta Upsilon . . , Smith T. Ford, Madison, '78 

" View the whole scene with critic 
Judgment and then deny her merit if you can." 

LVth Convention Erman J. Ridgway, Northwestern, '90 

"What's past is prologue." 

The Present Hour Henry W. Conklin, Rochester, '79 

" Frame your mind to mirth and merriment." 

Eve's Daughters J. Frederick Fitschen, Jr., Williams, '89 

•' Run, run for Orlando ; carve on every tree 
The fair, the chaste, unexpressive she." 

AiholIol 'TnodrfHrj Henry A. Buttz, Union, '58 

•* There is no virtue so truly great and god-like as justice." 

The Songs of Delta U Henry Randall Waite, Hamilton, '68 

" Such songs have power to quiet the restless pulse of care." 

The Fathers William H. Maynard, Hamilton, '54 

'• Age, too, shines out and eagerly recounts the feats of youth." 

Delta U. in College Richard E. Dodge, Harvard, '90 

" The name that dwells on every tongue." 

Delta U. in the World Edwin Nottingham, Syracuse, '76 

" I would have you emulate it. 
'Tis no shame to follow the better precedent." 

Finis John J. Porter, Union, '42 

" Nihil dictum quod non dictum prius." 

For three hours high carnival reigned, and then came the hour of 
separation and sad farewells, as the brothers said good-bye and de- 
parted for their homes, many, perhaps, never to meet again. 


Two numbers of the Alpha Tau Omega Palm, July and October, 
came in the same mail. They contain together about sixty pages of 
reading matter — much less than usual. This lack of portliness is per- 
haps explained by the lack of alumni notes, condensation and smaller 

The subscription list (and therefore the financial condition) of a 
fraternity magazine is at once the cause and effect of a well-filled per- 
sonal column. This is a truth that few of our exchanges realize. 
The July Palm contains editorials that are timely anc^ full of virility. 
Here is something to provoke discussion : 

" Perhaps there are fifteen or twenty quarterlies in America conducted by Greek 
fraternities, at a cost of probably $25,000 per annum. If the fraternities, in their 
coming conventions, would consider the question of founding a representative pub- 
lication devoted to the interests of all in that higher sphere of fraternity work above 
suggested, taking care to a necessary extent,' through the publication of a national 
•catalogue and otherwise, of local interests, a definite advance would be made in 
the growth of these organizations. The labor of many years will then begin to bear 
^visible fruit. In dealing exclusively with local matters, and not with principles, 
the Greek press is following a fashion which seems to be demanded by its ilientele; 
tait the students and alumni of America are not satisfied with the toys and rattles 
of babyhood, as is shown by plaints of the editors of the quarterlies of lack of ade- 
quate support." 

It is doubtful if Greeks are ready for such a grave step. The aver- 
age fraternity magazine may well be likened to the country newspaper, 
which, in all its raw and unedited state, is essential to its constituency. 
No Forum, or Century, cr North American Review can take the place 
of the Bungtown Banner or the Waybackville Gazelle. It may cost 
the Greek-letter fraternities considerable to support their organs, but 
to our mind the game is well worth the candle. The October Palm 
contains a pretty cut of the chapter-hall of the University of the South 
chapter. The organization of the Albion chapter inspires this pregnant 
editorial : 

"The zeal and enthusiasm of our new chapter, Michigan Beta Omicron, at 
Albion, is cheering, and should be imitated by some of the older ones, whose steady- 
going gait is wearisome at times. A little whooping up is greatly needed in Vir- 
ginia, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Kentucky." 


Listen to this lusty "whoop " from Albion itself : 

" From many brothers congratulations have come. From where rippling waters 
press with warm kisses sunny Southern shores, and warm hearts beat ; from that 
land of bloom, where opening flowers shower their sweet incense, less sweet by far, 
however, than the mellow influences of friendships opening for us ; from the rosy 
Orient and golden Occident come words of hearty welcome. Thank you all for 
these kindly greetings." 

Perhaps such gushiness is more pardonable in a new initiate, but 
the inexorable use of blue pencil would have helped the paragraph. 


The October Scroll opens attractively with an article on "The 

Development of the Fraternity System," from the bright and busy pen of 

Walter B. Palmer. He aims to sketch briefly the circumstances of the 

origin of each fraternity, and speaks thus of Delta Upsilon : 

" In 1834, Sigma Phi followed Kappa Alpha to Williams. These two soon found 
themselves confronted with an anomalous form of a society. It started, in 1834, at 
Williams as * The Social Fraternity, ' and declared its opposition to secret associa- 
tions. In 1847 it combined with anti-secret clubs in several other colleges under 
the title of 'The Anti-Secret Confederation.' In 1864 the Greek-letters Delta 
Upsilon were adopted. In 1881, Delta Upsilon announced itself 'non-secret,' 
instead of 'anti-secret.' Whatever its position on the subject of secrecy has been 
since, its meets are as private as those of the professedly secret fraternities." 

Private, but not secret ; Delta Upsilon will gladly accept that as a 
distinguishing mark. The date 1864 should be 1858. The interesting 
fact is noticed that Delta Upsilon and Delta Kappa Epsilon are the 
only fraternities that were founded in New England. 

The historian has the final words of summing up : 

"This closes a brief account of the origin of the various Greek-letter societies that 
have become intercollegiate fraternities, except perhaps a few of small importance 
or short existence. Fraternities are now recognized as a powerful factor and one of 
the most prominent characteristics in American student life. It is not expected 
that their influence will wane. It is probable, however, that the period of frater- 
nity making is about at its close. The indications are that the younger and 
weaker societies will combine with the older and stronger, or else succumb to com- 
petition. There is but little inducement to establish new fraternities ; the want has 
been supplied. The various Greek -letter societies have many different peculiar- 
ities and distinctive qualities ; among them the student has no trouble in finding 
one that suits his nature. All the colleges of good standing are now so nearly 
occupied by the old societies that it is difficult to see how a new comer can hope to 
succeed. The prospects are that the fraternities already established will remain, 
if not the only, at all events the controlling forces in the Greek -letter world." 


Mr. Palmer seems to forget that there is still no non-secret sorority. 

If we may rest on the proverbial reputation of womankind, a female 

counterpart of Delta Upsilon would be an extraordinary success. 

Mr. Brown's review of the college annuals is necessarily written for and 

of Phi's, but is of interest to all. The rest of the Scroll is given to 

matter of the usual character. 

The Sigma Chi Quarterly for July is an extension number. The 

addition of chapters in the Universities of North Carolina and South- 
ern California is noticed to the extent of six pages, mainly history. 
Some interesting alumni letters are printed. We wish some of our 
alumni in the large cities would write up their Delta U. neighbors in 
some such fashion. The under-graduate letters are less commendable. 
One says with charming naivete : 

"In spite of the time and labor spent on their (Sigma Chi's) speeches and of 
the splendid manner in which they delivered them, the honor was borne away by 
one {sic) John Franklin, of Arkansas." 

This is the paragon of a Freshman one chapter introduces : 

" He is a perfect gentleman in every respect, and is the leading man in his 
class, both in scholarship and society." 

The general tone of the letters, however, is fair and just — a matter 
of congratulation. In the comprehensive statistical report of the Grand- 
Tribune, no notice is taken of our chapter at the University of 

The Beta Theta Pi is supposed to be limited in circulation to mem- 
bers of the fraternity, but here is the May-June number before us. We 
find nothing in this issue that needs must be kept hidden, and this extract 
from an alumnus's letter shows that Betas are not all agreed on this 
point : 

" I am not aware on what grounds the convention ordered the exchange list to 
be withdrawn. If for the purpose of discussing plans and improvements in fra- 
ternity organization more freely or for the purpose of discussing how to establish 
several new chapters which ought to be formed before the new catalogue is issued, 
the move was a good one. But if the reason given was, as has been rumored, that men 
from other fraternities claimed to know more about Beta Theta Pi than we do our- 
selves, the action was a piece of poppycockism well worthy of the most narrow-minded 
member of the most exclusive and seclusive society. It is true that the Sophomore 
exuberance of fraternity spirit causes some cor. sees, to write things unmeant for 
others than Beta's, but a judicious use of the editorial shears and blue pencil can 


make any chapter-letter presentable to the outside world. So far I have seen no 

advantage to be gained from drawing into our shell and following the very exam- 
ple which we, a few years ago, so vehemently decried in Psi Upsilon and others.' 1 

The prime element in this magazine is its excellent chapter-letters. 
The editorials, too, are well written, albeit tinctured here and there 
with a sort of Pharisaical tone, at once monotonous and offensive. 
Speaking of the fraternity's choice of a flower, the editor says : 

" In this, as in many another matter, Beta Theta Pi is the pioneer among the 
fraternities. But in truth it now seems somewhat surprising that the rose never 
before received recognition from us. For half a century it has adorned our ban- 
quets ; our Beta sisters have worn it tenderly and gracefully on innumerable fra- 
ternal occasions of happy memory. In a host of ways the * royal-hearted rose ' 
has been closely associated with important events in the history of Beta Theta Pi, 
and with many of the happiest hours of members of the fraternity." 

Much space is given to discussion and details of the proposed semi- 
centennial at Chautauqua, which is already a thing of the past. 

It is pleasant to scan the improvements in the appearance and 
make-up of the Shield of Theta Delta Chi. That gruesome cover, the 
inevitable butt of exchange editors, has taken flight, let us trust, for- 
ever, and its successor is bright and tasteful. Inside, too, the changes 
are marked, especially in a typographical way. A new feature, which 
deserves popularity, is the department devoted to "Our Graduates." 
The items would be made more thoroughly newsy, however, if the 
personality of the writer was not so obtrusive in the use of the first 
person plural. The Kappa charge seems to monopolize more than its 
share of space, considering the unimportance of the matter. Under 
the head of exchanges is told a story of Dicky and Deryew (D. U. ), 
that has its good points. The old three-issue quarterly of D. K. £. 
comes in for its share of attention. 


The chief strength of the Kappa Alpha Journal for July lies in its 
chapter-letters. We can agree with the editors that a fraternity maga- 
zine ought not to be the place "for the board of editors to air their 
rhetoric/' or the repository of "a mass of clipping," but it's a lame 
conclusion that makes "the letter department, the department of the 
Journal" Chapter-letters are a means, not an end, and quality is more 
to be desired than quantity. So when we read in another contempo- 


rary, the Shield, of Theta Delta Chi, the injunction of the editor that 
chapter-letters should be "as long as possible," we are inclined to 
protest. In a future number we shall discuss this point at length. 
The Journal's editorials cover a wide range. This tells its solemn 
story : 

" Those members of the editorial board who have been attending to the wants 
of the Journal for the past two years have been wondering at the long stay from 
home of the prodigals who adorn the staff with their names. A fraternity organ 
is one which might be described as a hand-organ. We guess Brother Brown's arm 
is pretty tired by this time,' for, with the exception of two, the board of editors have 
conducted themselves with a dignified inertia worthy of the fabled stuffed owl. 
They haven't turned the crank a single time." 

The "Notes and Clippings" column is well conducted, though we 
fancy the readers would be better satisfied with shorter and more 
numerous extracts. The October number sees a change, editorial and 
typographical, and we are not prepared to say both are not improve- 
ments. The doings of the Augusta (Ga. ) convention are reported in 
non-committal fashion. Speaking of fraternity Presidents of the United 
States, the editor comments in ignorance : 

"As far as heard from, the Phi Delta Theta is prouder of Brother Harrison 
than Brother Harrison is of Phi Delta Theta. And if Brother Garfield was a Delta 
Upsilon he must not have been a strong fraternity man, or else there would be no 
doubt as to the fact.* 1 

That "if" has a peculiar sound. If any remark is needed we 
should say the Journal had better prime up on fraternity history. 

* * 

A pictured group of heads, with the necessary biographical facts, 
is the prominent feature of Sigma Nu's Delta for October. The heads 
are those of the members of the High Council* and the Division Chiefs. 
We should have guessed at sight that these fraternity leaders were 
young, and the biographies show the oldest to be only twenty-six years 
old, while three are but twenty. This hardly chimes with the old say- 
ing of "old men for counsel, young men for war." The hackneyed 
topic, " Are College Secret Societies Useful ? " gets a treatment that 
develops little new. 


We are beginning to look upon the Phi Gamma Delta Quarterly as 
one of the most meaty of our contemporaries, and the September num- 
ber increases our good opinion of it. Originality and timeliness are 


the two great virtues of its editorials and leading articles. From a 
pithy article by Will Siling on " Some Chapter Suggestions," we cull 
these points : 

" We have suggested a few things to be done in chapter up-building and 
maintenance. We shall dwell only upon one. With the increase of chanter-houses 
a new danger threatens us, or, rather, an old one intensified. With the members 
all living under the same fraternal roof and seeing much of each other throughout 
the week, the chapters are less likely to be fully attended. Now that chapter has 
before it a sure death that cannot maintain regular meetings. How often does 
your chapter meet? How faithfully are the meetings attended? Answer these 
two questions, and in every case we can give you a correct estimate of your chap, 
ter's life and efficiency. * * * That society man, of course, is of a defective 
type whose sole work is summed up in attendance upon the meetings. But the 
man faithful in this respect is to our certain knowledge the one not found wanting in 
other departments of loyal service to the fraternity which has honored him with 
membership. Watching carefully the smaller duties, there need be no fears con. 
cerning the well-being and growth both of the chapter and the fraternity." 

Another article forcibly points out the dangers of fraternity life. The 
old, old question of extension comes up smiling, the writer taking this 
high ground : 

" The first question is, why should Phi Gamma Delta seek to extend her 
borders ? The first and chief reason is, because the fraternity is beneficial to all who 
are brought within its mystic circle. The teachings of our order inculcate what is 
true, manly and honorable. The merits of the fraternity justify us in making 
efforts to extend its influence and name." 

Under " A Resume of the Year" the results of fraternity extension 
are epitomized. About Phi Gamma Delta's entrance to Yale this is 

" Last November Phi Gamma Delta startled the Hellenic world by re-estab- 
lishing her Nu Deuteron Chapter at Yale as a four-years' society and drawing her 
membership from all departments of the University. This policy was in direct 
opposition to the rules of the societies established there. In the first place, the 
fraternities are restricted to departments, and finally all, except Alpha Delta Phi, 
limit their membership to certain classes. Phi Gamma Delta's venture was looked 
upon with interest, and since the course of six months demonstrated her success, 
other fraternities no longer view Yale as an unfertile field for them. Already five 
have entered, and others are knocking at her gates for admission." 

An editorial utterance on the same pressing subject runs as follows: 

" Has the fraternity any defined extension policy ? To our knowledge there 
is none, but a fair degree of success has been attained in the past by an ill-formu- 


lated plan to enter any first-class institution possible where eligible material could 
be found. Considering the advance Phi Gamma Delta has made in the past few 
years without such a policy, what might not be the result in this direction with a 
systematic course of work and an energetic board of extension to direct the work, 
as suggested by the remarks on 'extension' in the previous pages of the 

The exchange column is one of the best features of this exchange. 
This is a picture true to life : 

"Moreover, the ' Dekes ' have been the Wampanoags of fraternity journalism. 
We miss the stirring war-whoops of their exchange columns. How they yelled 
and danced around their victims i Or else, wrapped closely in their blankets, ugh, 
Big Chiefs, with contemptuous reserve, would sulk and complain because their 
ideals were not reached by the other tribes." 

* * 


The Sigma Alpha Epsilon Record has a miscellaneous clipper on 
its staff who takes many selections from our Quarterly without giving 
the customary credit The November issue, under " Reviews of Our 
Exchanges, " contains four and one-third pages of matter, all of which 
is taken from our August issue. The editor closes the reviews with 
these semi-apologetic and compensating remarks. 

" The Delta Upsilon Quarterly, to whom we are indebted for much 
of the above matter on exchanges, is the very best and most thoroughly fraternity 
journal on our list Bristling with news and full of life, it is at once a source of 
information and pleasure to others, as well as to her own fraternity men." 

* * 

The September number of the Shield of Phi Kappa Psi, beginning 
the ioth volume, opens with a review of the Annuals, which would have 
been better if less thickly sprinkled with poetry, much of which hardly 
reaches the level of the commonplace. Some space is given editorially 
to a review of the D. K. E. semi-annual Quarterly article defending Mr. 
Porter's much-berated Century "spike." Here is a new but telling 
point : 

" What thunderous onwargl movements Alpha Delta Phi and Psi Upsilon have 
made since they both ceased to publish any journal to show that they were alive ! 
At its present rate Delta Kappa Epsilon and its Quarterly will execute a like pro- 

Announcement is made that the compiling of the fraternity cata- 
logue is finished. The chapter-letters are bright and loyal. 


The University has passed into hands that seem to better under- 
stand the field that exists for a general college paper. The following 
editorial from the October issue is so thoroughly in touch with the spirit 
of Delta Upsilon that we are glad to reproduce it : 

"The college societies should be more like modern clubs than the associations 
of the middle ages. Would it not be a little wiser if all outside, consequently visi- 
ble, mysticisms were done away with? The oldest senior society at Yale recently 
did away with the apparently compulsory ever -visible wearing of its badge, and 
the younger one of the three senior societies prides itself on the openness of all its 
dealings with the outside barbarian world. Harvard has not sinned in this respect, 
nor have Princeton and Columbia. The college society now is a much-sought-for 
eldorado to the under-graduate, and frequently the sole home in his college town 
for the graduate. Would it not be better if the halls were made more open, sup- 
plied with periodicals and accessible at all times? This is done at certain colleges 
— for instance, I understand, in some of the society halls at Cornell. The tomb- 
like structures found in New Haven and New York are very majestic, but do they 
not suggest vaults rather than the summit of human ambition ? Put in a window 
or two, gentlemen, and let in a little of God's sunlight." 


[As song by the Class of '89, of Rutgers College, at its Class Day exercises, Jane 17, 1889. 
Words by Byron Cummings, '89.] 

Through life's long and misty age, 

On the future now we gaze, 
Buoyed with hope by life's brief page, 

We have conned these early days. 

Now 'tis meet we pause just here 

Close beside old Rutgers walls — 
Walls we'll ever hold so dear, 

Wheresoe'er our life work calls. 

Trusting to their tender care, 

Fondly leave this Ivy vine, 
Where, with others, it may share 

Their protection, Mater mine. 

Thus we hope from year to year — 
As our thoughts it may entwine — 

It may be an emblem dear 
Of the life of Eighty-Nine. 


Sigma Chi has entered the University of Southern California. 

Sigma Alpha Epsilon has entered Simpson college at Indianola, la. 

A Pan-Hellenic Club has been organized at Birmingham, - Ala. , 
with over one hundred members. 

The Phi Beta Kappa Convention, at Saratoga, this summer, granted 
a charter to Northwestern University and refused Syracuse. 

Phi Kappa Sigma shows signs of reappearing at the Northwestern 

The College Olio says that Delta Tau Delta is likely to soon put in 
an appearance at Marietta College. 

The fraternity men at Omaha, Neb., are moving toward the organi- 
tion of a Pan -Hellenic Club. 

Delta Tau Delta will hereafter hold biennial conventions instead of 
annual ones, as heretofore. 

The new president of Bucknell college, the Rev. Dr. J. H. Harris, 
is a Phi Kappa Psi. 

All seven of the men who founded the Amherst chapter of Delta 
Upsilon, on July 29, 1847, are living. 

The Sigma Chis of the University of Michigan are to remodel 
their chapter-house. 

Sigma Phi is following up her extension move by an attack on Cor- 
nell, and a chapter may be expected there before long. 

The average chapter membership of Psi Upsilon is 27.3, Delta 
Kappa Epsilon 25, and Delta Upsilon 22. 

A number of the students of Johns Hopkins University are enthu- 
siastically advocating the wearing of cap and gown at recitations and 
on the streets. 

Phi Delta Theta has given up its chapter-hall entirely and sold 
some of its furnishings, an act which gave rise to a rumor, since de- 
nied, that the charter had been revoked. — Knox letter, Bela Thela Pi. 


The Tri-Delta fraternity founded at Boston University about a year 
ago has placed its third chapter at Knox College, Galesburg, 111. The 
fraternity claims a membership of nearly two hundred. 

Mr. Frederick Percival Farrar, a son of the eminent English arch- 
deacon, has been initiated into the Sigma Phi fraternity at Lehigh Uni- 
versity, where he is a student. 

The next meeting of the Grand Arch Council of Phi Kappa Psi 
will be held under the auspices of the Chicago Alumni Association in 

The publication by the Alabama Phi Delta Thetas of a State organ, 
the Index, has been indefinitely suspended. One magazine, if that is 
a good one, is enough for any well-developed fraternity. 

Brother George K. Angle, Lafayette, '85, now at the University of 
Colorado, reports chapters of Delta Tau Delta, Pi Beta Phi and 
Delta Gamma there, and "room for no more." 

President Harrison belongs to no secret society. — New Fork Press. 
This is rather hard on our Phi Delta Theta friends who have been 
booming General Harrison so freely during the past year. 

The infant chapter of Zeta Psi established at Yale last spring is 
building a chapter-house on York street. The chapter at Rutgers has 
purchased the Francis Parker place on College avenue, New Bruns- 
wick, and will remodel it as a chapter-house. 

Psi Upsilon is relaxing its much-vaunted conservatism. A chapter 
has been started at the University of Pennsylvania, and charters have 
been granted to petitioners at Universities of Minnesota and Califor- 
nia. — The Beacon. 

It is announced that the Delta Kappa Epsilon Quarterly \ which has 
been published variously during the last few years as a tri-yearly and 
semi-annual, is to become a bona fide quarterly. The first issue is to 
appear in January. 

The Beta Theta Pi Chapter, which was started sub rosa last spring 
at Wesleyan University, Middletown, Conn., has at last blossomed out 
The membership is about fifteen, and there are left less than twenty 
neutrals in the whole college. 

Alpha Tau Omega has twenty-six chapters, seventeen of which 
have been established within five years. The fraternity is now looking 


longingly at Vanderbilt University, having recently entered Cumberland 

Her Husband Takes " D. K." Pills. — B. U. Student to Mrs. 
X. (during D. K. E. Convention): "Mrs. X., do you know any 
D. K. E.'s? Mrs. X., absent-mindedly : "Oh, yes ! Aren't they good 
for dyspepsia ? " — The Beacon. 

Kappa Alpha (Southern order) has put the printing of its cata- 
logue into the hands of Chi chapter (Vanderbilt University). It will 
not be published until every chapter has paid a pro rata assessment 
to cover the cost. 

Rawson Bennett, of Sigma Nu, is soon to publish a pamphlet giving 
the history of the attempt in 1886-87 to consolidate the Sigma Nu 
and Kappa Sigma fraternities. It would have been a good thing had 
the negotiations succeeded. 

The Beta Theta Pi chapter at Rutgers College holds a nominal 
existence through two brothers, who were initiated by the Stevens 
chapter. As one man who was formerly in '88 has returned to 
college the chapter numbers three men. 

Several of the fraternities at Cornell are engaged in a foot-ball con- 
test. A number of the fraternities at Dartmouth have prize speaking 
exercises among their members. Judges are chosen from the Faculty. 
At Wesleyan the fraternities get up lecture courses, which include dis- 
tinguished speakers. 

The Muhlenberg chapter of Alpha Tau Omega has expelled a man 
for joining the Theta Delta Chi's at Lafayette. The Palm comments : 
"The code of honor among 'Greek fraternities should be strictly ob- 
served in matters of this kind. " It might go further, and say that the 
fraternity that takes up such second-hand material damages itself most. 

The Kappa Kappa Gamma song-book is out, and the Key goes 
into ecstasies over it It was compiled by two members of De 
Pauw chapter, and printed under the auspices of the Minnesota 
University chapter. The hundred and thirteen songs comprise contri- 
butions from most of the chapters. 

Fraternities are prohibited at Princeton, Oberlin, Monmouth and 
Johns Hopkins. — Exchange. 


Don't classify Johns Hopkins in this category, for it shelters chapters 
of Delta Phi, Phi Kappi Psi, Bata Theta Pi and Alpha Delta Phi. 
It is said that the Phi Kappa Psi's will soon build a chapter-house 

The annual convention of Psi Upsilbn will be held at Providence, 
R. I., May i and 2, 1890. Chauncey M. Depew, Senator Hawley and 
Dr. John Hall have been asked to se/ve as orator, but no one has yet 
consented. The literary exercises will be held in the evening of the 
first day, followed by the usual ball. The dinner will take place the 
following evening, at the Narragansett Hotel. 

The law fraternity Phi Delta Phi has recently published a catalogue 
which shows the total enrollment to be 1,243. The members who be- 
long to fraternities have the fact indicated by Greek-letters of their 
organization following their names. Under the Columbia Law School 
chapter, class of '82, appears the name "Theodore Roosevelt, A KE, 
A A $." 

Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity has purchased the site for its chapter- 
house. Phi Gamma Delta, holding " malice toward none, charity for 
all," joyfully hails the success of Alpha Sigma Phi ; we hail the suc- 
cess of Delta Upsilon, we hail the success of Phi Gamma Delta, and 
say to them all : Nothing succeeds like success. — Marietta Letter y Phi 
Gamma Delta Quarterly. 

The University of California was favored last spring and summer 
with a fraternity war on paper. The college weekly was inspired by a 
public oration on "The Function of College Greek-letter Fraternities," 
to publish editorials denouncing fraternities right and left, and charging 
gross immorality against the Dekes, Zeta Psi's and Chi Phi's, some of 
which the Beta Theta Pi correspondent says was well founded. 

"Delta Tau Delta, we believe (by the establishment of her Boston 
University and Tufts chapters on May 9th), enjoys the distinction of 
being the first fraternity to give birth to twins. " — May Delta Upsilon 
Quarterly. Phi Gamma Delta has a prior claim to that honor, as on 
April 12, 1888, our Cornell and Pennsylvania State college chapters 
were ushered into existence. Can any one antedate us ? — Phi Gamma 
Delta Quarterly. 

It was generally understood among the students last spring that the 
Delta Gamma fraternity, which had died out for a number of years in 


Hanover, had been revived and would spring a " surprise" (?) on 
us Commencement week. After carrying everything before us with- 
out effort for so long we rather welcomed the prospect of a rival fra- 
ternity, but if such exists it still lives sub rosa. — Hanover letter in 
Kappa Alpha Theta. 

• Beta Chi has always aimed to be progressive and ever a worthy 
representative of the Phi Gamma, Delta fraternity. For a few years 
the better fraternities at Lehigh have been getting chapter-houses, and, 
recognizing the wisdom of the move, we have adapted ourselves to the 
prevalent spirit. Consequently we find ourselves this year installed in 
a commodious house equaled by none in many respects in the Bethle- 
hems. — Lehigh Letter in Phi Gamma Delta Quarterly. 

A letter from Johns Hopkins University, in the June Beta Theta Pi, 
speaks thus of the other fraternities: "Delta Phi, though tottering, 
still stands ; Phi Kappa Psi seems to have been granted a new lease of 
life, and hopes in the future really to live ; as stated in our May semi- 
annual, a. large and good chapter of Alpha Delta Phi has been estab- 
lished here, and has declared its intention of absorbing the lion's 
share of good men and things at this University ; we are ready for the 
contest " 

John M. Phillips, editor of the Delta Tau Delta Rainbow, was 
recently killed by an accident at Chattanooga, Tenn. He graduated at 
Emory and Henry College, Va., with the highest honors ever given, 
and while at Vanderbilt University studying law, was one of the com- 
missioners that consolidated the W. W. W. or Rainbow Society with 
Delta Tau Delta in 1886. He is spoken of as a highly accomplished 
gentleman, and had evinced marked ability in his management of the 

During the last week in May, Delta Gamma held her biennial con- 
vention at Madison, which lasted four days. On May 28 th they were 
entertained by Chi Psi. The next night the local chapter gave the 
delegates a reception in Library Hall on the University grounds. 
During the evening some "neutrals" threw red pepper down through 
a hole in the ceiling in order to break up the reception and so vent 
their spite on the fraternity students. However, they failed in their 
attempt, and only succeeded in securing the expulsion of five of their 
own confederates. Great excitement was caused by the affair, but 


time settled it and brought peace to the college once more. — Wisconsin 
Letter, Sigma Chi Quarterly. 

The correspondent of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Record from Mt. 
Union college, at Alliance, O. , gives some startling information : 
" Other fraternities seem to be turning their attention to Mt Union 
•college. This week has seen a chapter of the K. K. G. organized 
here, and the A. D. Phi is likely to follow within a few weeks. The 
fraternities here are strong. The S. A. E. has fourteen active mem- 
bers ; the A. T. O. has twenty-two. We cannot say how many 
Delta Gamma has, but the chapter is prospering. The K. K. G. has 
five members, and the A. D. P. will probably enter with seven." 
Alas ! Has Alpha Delta Phi descended to this low estate ? We await 
anxiously a report of the initiation of the Mt Union chapter. 

The regulation that keeps the fraternities out of Princeton and 

permits the secret societies "American Whig" and ' ' Cliosophic " to 

thrive is thus stated in the catalogue : 

" We, the undersigned, do individually for ourselves promise, without any men- 
tal reservation, that we will have no connection whatever with any secret society, 
nor be present at the meetings of any secret society in this or any other college so 
long as we are members of the College of New Jersey; it being understood that 
this promise has no reference to the American Whig and Cliosophic Societies. 
We also declare that we regard ourselves bound to keep this promise, and on no 
■account whatever to violate it." 

This pledge is required by the Board of Trustees. 

The only "breeze" at Indiana State University this spring was fur- 
nished by Phi Delta Theta. They expelled one of their members and 
another resigned. They were both immediately taken in by Beta Theta 
Pi. — Sigma Chi Quarterly. We should rather say that the "breeze" 
was furnished \^y Beta Theta Pi, who seems to be distinguishing herself 
in her own peculiar manner at that University. Last year they initi- 
ated an expelled Phi Kappa Psi, and the year before an expelled Phi 
Gamma Delta, and this summer we were informed by one of their own 
chapter that they had pledged a Sigma Chi. — Phi Gamma Delta. If 
this be true, Beta Theta Phi has descended a long way from the lofty 
ideal set up years ago, when their convention resoluted most em- 
phatically against "lifting," and their journal Beta Theta Pi used to 
inveigh against the practice then common in other frats most bit- 
terly. ^Shield of Phi Kappa Psi. 


The members of the Zeta Psi Club of 8 West 29th street are 
mourning the sudden disappearance of their steward, D. Johnson. 
Some of the members of the club are also mourning. the loss of 
several articles of wearing apparel, while one member who was rash 
enough to place $100 in Johnson's possession for safe keeping is now 
$100 out Johnson was about his work as usual on Monday, and 
was apparently at peace with all the world. He resided in the club 
house with his wife, who is also mourning the loss of her spouse. On 
Tuesday morning Johnson disappeared and has not been since seen. 
The handsome club house was almost deserted last night when a Press 
reporter called there. One of the members, who refused to give his 
name, admitted that Johnson and the articles had gone, and that the 
. club was mourning his absence. "We will probably take him back 
if he comes," the gentleman said, " because he used to make excellent 
toddy, and we don't think he has left us." — New York Press. 

The Alpha Tau Omega Palm proposes two subjects for discussion 
by under-graduate fraternity men in general, and offers as a prize for the 
best article on the affirmative or negative sides a badge of the fraternity 
to which the winner belongs, to cost not less than $25. The ques- 
tions are: "Should Greek Fraternities in American Colleges be 
Tolerated?" and "Is pan-Hellenic Consolidation Practicable and 

Expedient ? " The conditions of competition are stated as follows : 

"Competitors from fraternities at, at least, ten colleges at which we have 
chapters, to be selected after a joint debate on one or both questions by a committee 
of Greeks or from the Faculties, or by popular vote ; only delegates from 
fraternities to take part in such debate; the articles must cover both questions, 
and not exceed 1,000 words, and must be sent to Palm on or before March 1, 1890. 
The prize to be delivered at Commencement exercises, with other honors if 

The Kappa Alpha Convention held at Augusta, Ga., September 
nth and 13th, elected the following officers for the next two years: K. 
C, Horace H. White; G. H., William C. McLeod; G. P., Robert 
McFarland. The Kappa Alpha Journal was entrusted again to the 
Vanderbilt chapter. John Bell Keeble, Esq., was elected editor. 
Lexie S. Parks will have charge of the chapter- letters, and Charles N. 
Burch, Esq., will continue to act as business manager. The comple- 
tion of the catalogue was also intrusted to the Vanderbilt chapter. 
The convention, after discussing the feasibility of organizing alumni 
chapters, referred the matter to a committee. The prize medal for the 


best essay was awarded to William S. Hamilton, of the University of 
Virginia chapter. The convention was concluded with a banquet 
tendered the Visitors by the Augusta members. The October Journal 
indicates that Mr. Keeble intends to make it one of the best fraternity 
magazines published. The editorials and exchange notes are well 
written and interesting. The convention made a law that each chapter 
failing to send a letter for each issue of the Journal should be fined $i. — 
Nashville Herald. 

The national convention of Phi Delta Theta was held at Bloom- 
ington, 111., October 1 4th- 1 8th. Sixty of the sixty-six chapters and 
several alumni associations were represented by delegates. The Con- 
vention seems to have handled a good deal of business in a satisfactory 
way, and a great amount of social gayety prevailed. The second 
evening the public literary exercises took place in the Opera House, 
and the third night a brilliant ball was given the visitors by the Bloom- 
ington Phi's. The fourth evening was given up to a theatre party and 
a successful banquet. The fifth and last evening was given to a 
reception by the Bloomington Club in their handsome quarters. Mr. 
E. H. L. Randolph, for a number of years editor of the Scroll, was 
elected President of the Council, and also one of the two catalogue 
editors. Both are to receive good salaries. The Scroll was changed 
to a bi-monthly and given to Dr. J. E. Brown, of Columbus, O., with 
salary. He was also made paraphernalia agent. Fraternity pins and 
canes were given to a number of popular officers. The initiation 
of preparatory students is constitutionally forbidden. The catalogue 
is to be published shortly, and the ritual, which hai been ten years in 
preparation, is to be used another year before adoption. The third 
Wednesday in February is to be Alumni Day. At that time each 
alumni chapter shall meet and elect officers, and papers on a fraternity 
topic assigned by the Council be read by some of the members. 
A charter was granted to Tulane University and refused to several 
other institutions. The provinces were rearranged and provision 
made for a provincial convention next summer. A committee was 
appointed to raise a fund to build a national chapter-house at 
Miami University, Oxford, O., the birthplace of the university. It 
is intended to be fire proof, and used, among other purposes, as a 
library and storehouse for archives. The next national convention 
will be held in Atlanta, Ga., October, 1891. 


Every one of our twenty-five active chapters and four of the 
alumni associations were represented by delegates at the convention 
held in October with Syracuse. The convention, as a whole, was 
quite successful, the chapter reports were encouraging, the attendance 
large, the literary exercises and banquet good, and the interest well 
sustained. While the social side was profitable and very pleasant, the 
business value of the convention was somewhat disappointing. The 
customary number of delegates unfamiliar with the Fraternity consti- 
tution were present, and as a result some business was transacted not 
in accordance with the provisions of the constitution. Next year the 
convention goes to Northwestern and in the year following to Harvard. 

The convention did a wise thing when it elected Wilson L. Fair- 
banks, Tufts, '87, editor of the Quinquennial Catalogue. Brother 
Fairbanks took a most active part in the establishment of the Tufts 
chapter, and was senior delegate to the Madison Convention in 1886, 
at which time the charter was granted. Since graduation he has been 
on the staff of the Springfield, Mass., Republican. During this time 
he has been a freqfhent contributor to the Quarterly, and for the past 
six months has had charge of the departments of ' 'Greek Letter Gossip" 
and "Among the Exchanges." Possessing the requirements that are 
needed to make such a work successful, he is well fitted for the posi- 
tion, and the Fraternity is to be congratulated that his acceptance has 
placed the Quinquennial in good hands. 

* * 

President Gilman, of Johns Hopkins, under date of October 2d, 
writes us "there is no ground whatever for the alarm that has been 
awakened by the extraordinary report that appeared in some of the 
newspapers a few days ago," concerning the financial condition of the 


We are glad to present our readers with an article from the pen of 
Rev. Dr. William Elliot Griffis, Rutgers, '69. Dr. Griffis is well 
known to Delta U. 's as an enthusiastic fraternity man, and in the world 
of literature he has achieved a high reputation through his books, 
"The Mikado's Empire, " "Corea, the Hermit Nation," "Matthew 
Calbraith Perry," and numerous magazine articles. There is much 
wholesome advice in the Doctor's talk, and no doubt many men fail 
to keep up with the successful stream of life through mistaken 
ideas. It does not pay to fall away from the front. Keep in line 
with the men of activity. Don't be found with the has-beens, or in 
the reserve corps. 


We hope to make our alumni news more interesting this year than 
ever before, and to this end we ask all to help by sending us such in- 
formation as they may obtain. The difficulty of securing items for 
this department may be partially realized when it is known that we 
spent nearly one hundred dollars in collecting alumni notes last year. 
This department will again be in charge of Brother Eidlitz, Cornell, '85, 
whom we are glad to welcome back after an absence of two years 
spent in study in Germany. 

* * 

The Delta Upsilon Club House at 8 East 47th Street, New York, 
is enjoying greatly increased prosperity. Visitors to the city should 
not fail to call as often as convenient. The chapters are asked to send 
their college papers, annuals, etc., to the Club library. They are in- 
teresting to frequenters of the Club, and help to keep the chapters in 
the attention of the alumni. 



Middlebury comes up smiling this fall with a Freshman delegation 
numbering seven men, and removes all fear as to her future for the 

next four years. 

* * 

Read the list of marriages and deaths on pages 36 and 54. A 
note concerning a classmate or friend may appear there and be of 
interest to you. If you get any information suitable for these col- 
umns, send it to us, in order that it may be given to others. 


An official of the Alpha Tau Omega's broaches through the 
Palm a unique and not unattractive plan for building chapter-houses 
by means of mutual co-operation between the chapters. It proposes 
that a general building fund be established, each contributor of $5 
to this to be made a shareholder. When the desired amount shall 
have been raised, it is to be awarded to one chapter by a majority vote 
of the shareholders. Thus the chapter will have been enabled to 
build long before it otherwise could. The inference is, also, that this 
kind of co-operation is to be continued until all the needy chapters 
are supplied with houses. An obvious and, to our mind, fatal weakness 
in such a plan is the overwhelming probability that, after the first 
house is thus acquired, there would be a decided falling off in the con- 
tributions. Hope would inspire each chapter and its alumni to con- 
tribute liberally the first time, that it might stand the better chance 
of securing the fund. The disappointment of all the chapters except 
one and the fulfillment of that one's hopes would both surely tend to 
lessen enthusiasm and contributions too. This disappointment on 
the one hand and complete contentment on the other would of course 
increase with the awarding of each new fund. The question of ways 
and means of building chapter- houses deserves more attention than it 
is receiving, but the Palms plan seems rather impracticable. 

If you are a lawyer send in your card for insertion in our Directory 
of Delta U. Lawyers. 


* * 

The delay in the publication of this issue is due to two things — 
the withholding of funds due the editor and a failure on the part of 
the Syracuse chapter to furnish promised convention matter. 


Matter for the next issues of the Quarterly will be due January 
15th. Associate Editors are requested to forward their M.S. without 
further notification. The class, full name, home address, street and 
number, of all the men who have been initiated during the past year 
is wanted for the annual list of " New Initiates." All alumni notes are 
to be sent to Robert James Eidlitz, 123 East 72d street, New York 


Charles E. Bennett, Brown, '78, was recently elected to the chair 
of Latin in the University of Wisconsin. 

The man who doesn't like Dan Lamont has not yet been discovered, 
and I pity him when he is. — New York Press. 

President E. Benjamin Andrews, LL.D., Brown, '70, of Brown 
University, is strongly urging the establishment of a law school in con-, 
nection with that institution. 

The Hon. William C. Whitford, D. D., President of Milton College, 
Milton, Wis., should be added to the list of Delta U. college presi- 
dents published in our last issue. 

Mr. John Boyle O'Reilly has awarded the Scranton, Pa., Truth's 
prize of $100 to Homer Greene, Union, 'y6, of Honesdale, Pa., for the 
words of an American sea song. There were over two hundred com- 
petitors for the prize. Mr. Greene's song is entitled ' ' The Banner of 
the Sea," and Mr. O'Reilly thinks it possesses the elements of an 
admirable national song. 

A new second choice candidate for Speaker has sprung up in Congressman 
Payne. He is an able parliamentarian and has served his district in Congress for 
several sessions. He will probably lead the New York delegation. Congressman 
Payne is not responsible for the mention of his name, but his friends in this State 
are considering the plan of putting him forward in case Mr. Reed cannot be 
elected. — New York Press. 

Congressman Payne is a member of our Rochester Chapter class 

of '64. 

At the twenty-seventh convocation of the Regents of the University 
of the State of New York, held at Albany on July 9th, Delta Upsilon was 
represented by Professor H. Leroy Fairchild, Cornell, '74, of Rochester 
University ; John E. Massee, Hamilton, '*]$, principal of the Saratoga 
High School ; Albert C. Hill, Madison, '77, principal of the Cook 
Academy at Havana, N. Y., and Elliott R. Payson, Hamilton, '69, 
principal of the Binghamton High School. 

John H. Gray, Harvard, '87, who holds a Rogers Fellowship of 
Harvard University, is studying political economy at the University of 


Halle, Germany. Under the date of October 1 7th he writes a very 
•enthusiastic letter from there, expressing his pride in the record made 
by our Harvard, '89, delegation in scholarship and athletics. He says 
that John Quincy Adams, Northwestern, '89, is also at Halle "and 
-will later go to Jena. Henry Gibbons, Amherst, '73, will study abroad 
for some years. He is now at Leipsic, a faithful Delta U. Rah, Rah, 
Rah, for President E. B. Andrews, oi Brown " 

The title page of the New York Journalist of August 31, 1889, 
-contains a portrait of Richard Edwin Day, Syracuse, '77, drawn from 
life by Professor Newton A. Wells, Syracuse, 'yy. Craven L. Betts 
supplies a biographical sketch and review of Brother Day's poetical 
work that nearly fills a page. He is unstinted in his praise, and of the 
recently issued "Poems" says " is the product of his ripened thought 
and artistic experience, and has received higher praise from the Ameri- 
can press than perhaps any other volume of recent poetry in this country. 
The high quality of the verse in imaginative strength and graceful and 
appropriate imagery was especially dwelt upon, and more than one 
critic was not backward in ranking some of the lines among the very 
best in our literature. In fact, Mr. Day's last book immediately estab- 
lished him in the front rank of American poets." 

The Executive Council of 1888 was severely criticised because 
nothing pertaining to its business ever appeared in the Quarterly. The 
Council of 1889, though composed entirely of new men, followed the 
example of its predecessor and met with the same disapprobation. It 
is with pleasure therefore we chronicle a new departure in this respect 
and give space to the following communication, just received from the 
Council elected at the recent convention. 

"Owing* to ill health Brother Walter E. Merritt, Amherst, '87, 
secretary of the Executive Council for the past year, has been obliged 
to postpone his entrance on the practice of law and spend a few 
months in travel. Resolutions of respect were adopted by the present 
•Council, expressing appreciation of the conscientious efforts of Brother 
Merritt for the welfare of the Fraternity, and successful performance of 
duties while laboring under great disadvantages." 

Students in Berlin. 

One hundred and seventy-one young men from America were 
■enrolled last winter in the Berlin University. A great many more were 


in the German capital studying music and language, and for purposes- 
of general culture. Nearly all come as strangers; many are unfamiliar 
with the language and customs. To such a Young Men's League, 
connected with the American church, offers information and assist- 
ance of whatever kind, in regard to studies, expenses, or boarding 
places. It will interest all Delta U. men to know that the president and 
vice-president of the league are Delta U.'s; while the secretary and 
treasurer declares that, so far as his acquaintance goes, no society is 
equal to Delta Upsilon. Assistance will be gladly rendered. 

A. L. Smith (Case School of Science, Cleveland), Secretary and 
Treasurer, Garten Str. 176, II, rechts. C. M. Clark {Williams, '84), 
Vice-President A. W. Anthony {Brown, '83), President, Wartenburg 
Str. 26 Hof. II. 

The Rev. William Elliot Griffis, D.D., Rutgers, '69, pastor of the- 
Shawmut Congregational Church, Tremont street, Boston, has in 
press a volume giving the results of his studies in Hebrew poetry. 
Messrs. Houghton, Mifflin & Co. will shortly publish "The Lily 
Among Thorns ; a Study of the Biblical Drama entitled, The Song of 
Songs." The little volume consists of three parts. In the first, seven 
chapters of " History and Criticism " assign the true place and deter- 
mine the form and interpretation of this matchless poem. In Part. 
II, the text is given in the revised version, the parts spoken by 
each person of the drama in solo or chorus being indicated. In 
Part III, Studies and Comments, each of the five acts and fourteen 
scenes are detailed. The author rejects the allegorical, and adheres 
to the ancient, natural and historical theory of interpretation. He 
finds it "as pure as unsunned snow," and nobly worthy of a place 
in the canon of inspired Scripture. Though he has twice treated this 
book in courses of sermons, the present volume is devoted chiefly to 
developing the literary beauties of the Hebrew drama, though the 
moral aesthetics are not forgotten. The book will be a duodecimo 
of about three hundred and fifty pages, stamped in gold, with the 
design of a lily blooming unscathed among thorns. The author 
believes the " Song of Songs " to be a book full of lessons for our pres- 
ent age. 

The September Homiletic Review contains " Practical Hints on 
Public Oratory," by the Rev. Arthur T. Pierson, D.D., Hamilton '57; 


"The Active Supremacy of God," by the Rev. William Elliot Griffis, 
D.D., Rutgers, '69, and "The Kind of a Wife that will Help a 
Preacher," by the Rev. Justin E. Twitchell, D.D., Amherst, '58. The 
September Johns Hopkins University Circular contains an obituary 
notice of Professor Oscar H. Mitchell, Marietta, '58. The October 
Writer has an article entitled "About Handwriting," by Professor 
John F. Genung, Union, '70. The Bicycling World and Bulletin of 
October 18th and 25th contains "Berkshire and the Hudson," by 
William M. P. Bowen, Brown, '84. The October Homiletic contains 
"The Object of Prayer," by the Rev. Samuel E. Herrick, Amherst, 
'59, and "A Cluster of Curiosities," by the Rev. Arthur T. Pierson, 
D.D., Hamilton, '57. The November Bulletin of the Cornell Agri- 
culture Station has an article, "A Saw Fly Borer in Wheat," by 
Professor John Henry Comstock, Cornell, '74. The Christian at Work 
for November 28th, published a "Thanksgiving Hymn," by William 
A. Beardslee, Rutgers, '88. The November Homiletic contains 
" Homiletic Gems, from Dr. Thomas Guthrie," and "The Message 
of Faith, "by Dr. Pierson, and "Temptations Peculiar to the Ministry," 
by the Rev. J. E. Twitchell, D.D. The December Magazine of 
American History has a ballad, "The Story of Brave, Beautiful 
Margaret Schuyler," by the Hon. Charles Cooper Nott, Union, '58. 
William Elliot Griffis, D.D., Rutgers, '69, contributes "Nature and 
People in Japan " to the December Century. The Rev. Orrin P. 
GifFord, Brown, '74, has an article entitled "Our Poor," in the 
December issue of The Arena. The December's Homiletic contains 
two articles by Dr. Pierson: "Curiosities and Suggestions from Latin 
Proverbs," and "Suggestions from Dr. Thomas Guthrie's Life." The 
Atlantic Monthly announces a series of papers on "Some Forgotten 
Celebrities," by Frank Gaylord Cook, Harvard, '82; and the New 
York Ledger a serial story, "The Fall of the Christians," by Professor 
William C. Kitchin, Ph.D., Syracuse, '82. The Chautauqua Assembly 
Herald publishes entire, an address on "The Irish Question," delivered 
in the Amphitheatre, August 17, 1889, by Joseph O'Connor, Rochester, 
'63, editor of the Rochester, N. Y., Post-Express. 

The Delta Upsilon Club of New York is progressing favorably 
and sends greeting to her sister chapters. During the first week in 
October, the club held its annual meeting and elected officers 
as follows: President, Otto M. Eidlitz, Cornell, '81; 1st Vice- 


President, William M. Hoff, New York, '7$; 2d Vice-President, 
Leonard D. White, Jr., Columbia, '87; Secretary, Augustus R. Tim- 
merman, Williams, '88 ; Trustees, for one year, Warren E. Sammis, 
Columbia, '87 ; for two years, Charles L. Eidlitz, Columbia, '88 ; for 
three years, Hon. Hans S. Beattie, New York, '7$ ; Samuel S. Hall, 
Harvard, '88 ; William Francis Campbell, New York, '87; Lincoln 
Peirce, New York, '90. Delegates to Fifty-fifth Convention : William 
Francis Campbell and Lincoln Peirce. 

The club house has recently been thoroughly renovated and new 
furniture in abundance has been added. It is desired to impress the 
alumni in and near New York, as well as under-graduate members, of 
the necessity and pleasure of a visit to the club house. All the lead' 
ing magazines, college papers, annuals and fraternity magazines, are 
kept on file, and a piano and open fire aid to make the drawing-room 

On Tuesday evening, December 3d, an informal musicale was 
given by the club. The participants were : Mr. A. A. Patto.u, the 
well-known instructor in vocal music, and Brothers Charles N. Adams, 
Marietta, '77, Edwin L. Seip, Lafayette, '91, and Austin D. Wolfe, 
New York, '87. Over forty members of the Fraternity were present. 
After the programme had been finished an elaborate lunch was spread 
in the supper room. It is proposed to have these informal entertain- 
ments monthly, and all members of the Fraternity are invited to 

Among the visitors to the Club House recently have been : Dr. 
Robert T. French, Amherst, '84 ; Eugene D. Bagen, New York, '76 ; 
William Francis Campbell, New York, '87 ; A. Britton Havens, Rut- 
gers, '82 ; Fred M. Crossett, New York, '84; Robert James Eidlitz, 
Cornell, '85; Charles S. Van Auken, Hamilton, '86; Chester Donaldson, 
Hamilton, '84; the Hon. Hans S. Beattie, New York, '73; Asa Wyn- 
koop and Thurston W. Challen, Rutgers, '87; Harlan P. Abbott, 
M.D., Brown, '85; Walter Mann, Harvard, '90; The Hon. John H. 
Burke, Williams, '84; Leslie R. Groves, Hamilton, *8i; W. M. Griffith, 
•Hamilton, '8o; Charles N. Adams, Marietta, '77; David R. Rodger, 
M.D., Hamilton, '82; Frederick Deshler, Rutgers, '86; Frederick F. 
Martin, New York, '93 ; F. S. Hope, New York, '92;. John R. 
White, Jr., '91, and William S. Jamison, Pennsylvania, '92; Edward 
L. Seip, Lafayette, '91; George A. White, Amherst, '87; Austin D. 


Wolfe. New Fork, '87; Walter C. Reddy, New Fork, '91; William C. 
Whitford, Madison, '86; L. Whitney Searle, Amherst, '78; the Rev. 
Ezra S. Tipple, Ph. D. ; Syracuse, '84; William S. Barstow, Columbia, 
'87; William E. Young, Jr., Columbia, '91; Frank Shepard, Williams, 
'56; J. Edward Everett, Hamilton, '86; Otto M. Eidlitz, Cornell, '81; 
Charles L. Eidlitz, Columbia, '88; and William R. Broughton, Williams, 


Williams, '86, at Hoosick Falls, Mass., August 21, 1889, William M. Marvin to 

Miss Genevieve Skinner Heaton. 
Hamilton, '86, at Phelps, N. Y., October I, 1889, Frederick W. Griffith to Miss 

Minnie Adams. 
Hamilton, '87, at Phelps, N. Y., August 20, 1889, Henry D. Hopkins, to Miss 

Minnie Underwood. 
Amherst, '87, at Andover, Mass., August 20, 1889, Edwin H. Whitehill to Miss 

Caroline T, Manning, sister of John H. Manning, Amherst, '83. 
Middlebury, '86, at Schroon Lake, N. Y., August 8, 1889, Henry L, Bailey to Miss 

Nellie Clute. 
Amherst, '86, at Benson, Vt., August 15, 1889, William F. Walker to Miss Emma 

S. Jones. 
Colby, '8i, at Louisville, Ky., September 4, 1889, John F. Davies to Miss Blanche 

M. Ross. 
Madison, '76, at " Birch Haven," recently, the Rev. Thomas J. Whittaker to Miss 

Fannie Allen, sister of the Rev. John C. Allen, Madison, '74. 
Cornell, '82, at Cleveland, O., November 27, 1889, Norton T. Horr, Esq., to Miss 

Martha Umbstaetter. 
Cornell, '87, at East Saginaw, Mich., August 21, 1889, Fred W. Hebard to Miss 

Flora Horr, daughter of ex-Congressman R. G. Horr. 
Cornell, '87, at Sandy Creek, N. Y., November 27, 1889, Charles William Horr, 

Jr., to Miss Mabel Hawes Hebard, sister of Fred W. Hebard, Cornell, '87. 
Syracuse, '87, at Plainfield, N. J., November 7, 1889, Charles X. Hutchinson to> 

Miss Annie M. Petrie. The Rev. Charles F. Sitterly, Ph.D., Syracuse, '83, 

assisted in the service. 
Lafayette, '87, at Easton, Pa., June 25, 1889, John G. Conner, of Colora, Md., to> 

Miss Carrie Sciple, sister of Charles M. Sciple, Lafayette, '92. 
Columbia, '88, at 460 Madison Avenue, New York, N. Y., September 25, 1889, 

Charles L. Eidlitz, to Miss Margretta Ruth Lydon, cousin of William A. 

Lydon, Lehigh, '86. 
Lehigh, '87, at St. Peter's Ohurch, Germantown, Pa., November 6, 1889, Robert 

Lee Whitehead, to Miss Fannie Lea Zogbaum. 
Tufts, '87, at Waltham, Mass., September 24, 1889, Wilson L. Fairbanks to Miss 

Nellie I. Bates. 
Tufts, '87, at Fort Jackson, N. H., August 24, 1889, True W. White to Miss 

Martha E. Davis. 



The College year opened with the usual handshakings, the usual sighs over 
the abrupt departure of the idle summer days, and the usual resolves, as three hun- 
dred new leaves were turned over, that great things should come out of the year 

Ninety Freshmen decided to avail themselves of the advantages offered by life 
in the Berkshire country, and five of this number were asked to become members of 
our Fraternity. We consider our '93 delegation a very strong one, one well fitted 
to take a prominent place in the intellectual, social and athletic life of the college. 
On September 20th, as a preliminary to the initiation banquet, our fellows and the 
Fratres Futuri, escaping from the toils and the labors of the rushing season, stole 
quietly away to Stamford, Vt., where twenty spring chickens and as many porter- 
house steaks were set before twenty hungry men by mine host Paradise, to whom, 
we all agreed, the gods had given a fitting name. Then on September 27th came 
the banquet proper. Early in the evening the festivities began, and the Freshmen 
were given a vigorously earnest reception both externally and internally. It was 
an evening they willlong remember. 

Through the kindness of the Hon. James White, '51, the College Treasurer, and 
an enthusiastic Delta U., the grounds about our home have been graded to meet 
a side street recently opened. The improvement is a very marked one. 

We are fortunate in having two of our young alumni with us this year. Oliver 
S. Brown, '89, is instructor in the gymnasium and also holds the position of organist 
in the chapel. George H. Flint, '86, is assistant in the chemical laboratory and 
instructor in Latin. Buck, '88, is located at Adams this year, and we hope to see 
much of him also. Our Fraternity is well represented in the chapel choir, the glee 
club, the college quartette, banjo club and foot-ball eleven, and as usual we shall 
sing, play and pound our way into the hearts of all we meet. 

The year has opened most auspiciously. The Hopkins memorial building 
now in process of erection is a beautiful structure. It will contain offices and rooms 
for recitation. The library is being enlarged, and everywhere the spirit of progress 
is keenly felt. 

Ofcr Society is also progressing both in the firmer establishment of itself as a 
leading fraternity here and in the drawing together of its sons in relations of 
firmer friendship. Our home, with its wide, old-fashioned hall and its mammoth 
fireplaces with their fires of great logs, has much in it to remind us of the homes we 
have left behind us, and into this home circle of warmth and cheer we invite any 
and all Delta U. 's who may chance our way. 

Our initiates from '93 are : Henry Boon, Fall River, Mass., prepared at the 
High School ; Elmer Edson, Indianapolis, Ind., prepared at Exeter. He is a 
brother of H. W. Edson, Williams, 'go ; Charles T. Ennis, Lyons, N. Y., prepared 
at High School; Lewis P. Slade, Fall River, Mass., prepared at High School; Robert 


C. Welch, prepared at Polytechnic Institute, Brooklyn, N. Y. He is a brother of 
Howard F. Welch, Columbia, '90. 


Union enters upon her ninety-fifth year with more favorable prospects than 
for several years. There are sixty Freshmen, nearly twice as many as last year. 
And there are additions to all the other classes. The Faculty has been increased by 
the appointments of Mr. Philip H. Cole, *88, to the English department, and 
Brother Winans, '88, to the Mathematical department. Many improvements have 
been made to the buildings and grounds. The gymnasium has been enlarged and 
the apparatus increased, thus greatly enhancing the facilities for physical develop- 
ment. President Webster, by his kindly ways, his open generosity and hearty 
sympathy, has greatly endeared himself to the students. His lectures, de- 
livered in the chapel each Sunday afternoon, have done much to develop and 
strengthen the literary life here. In fact it would seem that Dr. Webster possesses 
much of that personality which was characteristic of his distinguished predecessor, 
Dr. Nott. 

We turn from this brief statement of the prosperity of the college to a consid- 
eration of the condition of the Union chapter, not without feelings of pride at her 
renewed prosperity. New life, enthusiasm and energy have taken possession of the 
men. At present much interest is being manifested in the formation of a glee club. 
In this organization we have two men, Brothers Fisk and Whipple. The literary 
editor and assistant editor of the Concordiensis are Delta U.'s. In athletics we have 
several men who are prominent candidates for the foot-ball and base-ball teams. 
Brother Church, '91, was compelled to leave college because of sickness, but is ex- 
pected back next term. We initiated three members from '93, Russell H. Bellows 
and James and Edward Burke. Our relations with the other societies are most 
friendly, for now most of the.old-time feuds have disappeared. Our outlook for the 
year is most promising, and we are sanguine for a most happy and successful year. 


Hamilton college is entering upon a new life ; every chair in the faculty is 
filled. A new and approved regime of absences and excuses has been adopted, and 
everything' indicates successful work. Conservative Hamilton has conceded 
another point, and openly has approved the sentiment so long tacitly acknowledged 
yet hard to declare, that modern, improved modes of procedure are necessary to 
the maintenance of equality with other institutions. A premium is no longer^laced 
upon lying, and the Faculty do not have to act upon excuses for reason of headache, 
earache, nosebleed, gout, rheumatism, etc. 

This term marks what we trust to be a permanent increase of interest in chap- 
ter meetings. It has been felt for some time past that our Wednesday ev^ning s 
have not been as productive of good as they might be made. Tracing back to the 
cause, it has been found that the repetitional character of the literary exercises 
combined with a large amount of college work have been the prime factors. One 
of the principal objects of our meetings being to better fit us to discharge college 
duties, it has been decided to vary our literary programme in the hope of more effect • 


ively accomplishing this purpose. Every man must now appear before the chapter 
with his declamation, oration, etc., before presenting it upon the chapel stage. 
Following comes criticism and suggestion. This is interspersed with discussions on 
popular topics by some member, the subject having been announced a week pre- 
vious. All are thus given time, to obtain information and prepare themselves to 
discuss either the arguments presented or mode of treatment 

In the social line Delta U. is gaining a more prominent position each year. 
The chapter-house, in addition to the personal worth of the men, gives a definite 
status to social standing and imparts an air of aristocracy. 

Robert J. Hughes, '90, is leader and second tenor of the college choir, and 
Cornelius J. Gibson, '93, is a first tenor. Thomas E. Hayden, '91, is business man- 
ager of tint Hamilton Literary Monthly \ and George H. Harkness, '91, is an editor 
of the College annual—the Hamiltonian. Melvin G. Dodge, '90, has been chosen 
Senior Director of the Lawn Tennis Association, and John M. Curran, '92, Sopho- 
more Director of the Athletic Association. We gladly welcome the return of Broth- 
ers Tooley, Sheppard and Van Doren, all of whom were absent last year because 
of illness. The first returns to graduate with '90, the last two with '92 and '93 re- 

Five of the forty- five Freshmen have joined Delta U. : Walter N. Van Doren, 
Three Mile Bay, N. Y. ; Harold Marquisell, 106 John street, Utica, N. Y. {prepared 
at Utica Free Academy) ; Charles W. Disbrow, 8 Walker street, Utica, N. Y. (Utica 
Free Academy) ; Cornelius Gibson, Clinton, N. Y.' (Clinton Grammar School) ; 
Carroll B. Bacon, Booneville, N. Y. (Booneville Academy). Brother Bacon is a 
cousin of E. A Bacon, '90, and W. V. Bacon, '93, of the Madison chapter. 

Hamilton was represented at convention by five men from the active chapter, 
the two delegates, four of the late alumni, Henry Randall Waite, '68, Dr. Maynard, 
'54, and others. The chapter's customary stand of conservatism as regards exten- 
sion and of advocating the importance of strengthening the bond in and between 
the chapters was resolutely maintained. To repeat an utterance made upon the 
convention floor, the fraternity paper read by Hamilton " struck the keynote of 
the assembly.' ' As a chapter, for the past year we have endeavored to become 
more of a social company, to make the men more united, to cause each other to 
feel that when graduated we are missed not so much for the mere honor we may 
have won the Fraternity, but for what we are. Of inestimable value in this devel- 
opment has been the chapter-house. More than all else combined has it developed 
the fueling of brotherhood. Therefore Hamilton's advice to her sister chapters is' 
to cherish some pet scheme for a home of your own. Even though perhaps it lie 
many years beyond the present college generation, it will add a zest to college and 
fraternity alike ; it will form a tie binding you close to the place where were passed 
the happiest four years of your life. 


All the boys seemed glad to get back to college this term, and reported having 
had jolly vacations. Several met at Chautauqua ; others were fishing down at 
Cape Cod, and again, we regret to say, Amherst failed to be represented at the 
Delta Upsilon camp. Our campaigning began early, and was carried on assidu- 


ously until we had pledged one Senior and, as we supposed, our full Freshman 
delegation. We were also heartily glad to welcome Brother Dewey, of Lafayette y 
into Amherst, '90. After campaign work had practically ceased, and we were 
congratulating ourselves on our fine Freshman delegation, three of them were 
unconditionally forbidden by their parents to join. Consequently these three men 
are enjoying the privacy and seclusion of non-society life, and we start out handi- 
capped by the smallness of our delegation. In the presence of a few alumni and 
two brothers from Brown, on Friday, October 18th, the chapter initiated the follow- 
ing men : Nolte, '90 ; Buffum, Byron, Dodge, Hunt, Keating, Kimball and Raley, 
'93. As usual, the solemnity of the occasion was relieved by the feast of good 
things and lively toasts that followed. 

Senior class election is also a thing of the past— and worthy of record ; because 
it showed that a combination of all the other societies in college could freeze out 
Delta Upsilon. 

Delta U. is again prominent in foot-ball this year, combining manager and 
right guard in one man, a most promising end rush, a half-back and a substitute. 

We were very happy to entertain two of our Brown brothers at our initiation, 
and missed the usual delegation from Williams. If we cannot all go to the conven- 
tions, especially when held with the Western chapters, we in the East should 
improve all opportunities, such as initiations and receptions, to make the personal 
acquaintance of neighboring chapters. When Amherst sends out invitations to her 
winter reception we hope you will not forget this. I cannot close without express- 
ing a sentiment with which so many of you, especially upper-class men, must sym- 
pathize. " How often we wish the '89 men were back ! " And then I become over- 
whelmed with the thought that soon we must go, too ; and even Senior dignity 
cannot repress the sigh and fit of abstraction that follow. 


The year, though not far spent, has already been marked by two pleasant 
social events. On the evening of September 2d the active and graduate members 
residing in the city gave a reception to their lady friends at our hall. An excellent 
programme had been provided, and was carried out to the satisfaction and pleasure 
of all present 

. Brother Wilson, '66, who re-established our chapter in '65, has recently moved 
to this city, and has lost none of the loyalty to Delta U. which was so effective 
when he was in college. On the evening of September 30th we were most pleas- 
antly entertained by Mr. Wilson, his wife and daughter. Songs and stories of days 
gone by in Delta U. constituted the order of a most enjoyable evening's entertain- 

In college affairs we hold our usual place, having four men on the glee club, 
the battery of the college nine, one of the members of the board of base-ball direct- 
ors, the President and Secretary of the literary society, and two of the editors of 
the college annual, The Reserve. We returned eleven men this fall, losing only 
two of our active membership, viz. : Brother Hopkins, who graduated and is now 
attending Harvard Law School, and Brother Hughes, '91, who has left college to 


enter business life. At our initiation on the 28th ult. we added three new men to 
our ranks, giving us an active membership of fourteen. 

Our initiates are : Alfred John Wright, '93 (prepared at the Western Reserve 
Academy). He has three uncles in the Fraternity. John A. Wright, '8o ; Hubert 
N. Wright, '83, and George A. Wright, '87 ; Henry Alfred Preston, '93 (prepared 
at the Central High School, Cleveland, O.), and Charles Whipple Shipman, '92 
(West High School, Cleveland, O.). 


With the opening of the college year 1889-90 begins a new period in the his- 
tory of Colby University. Last Commencement Dr. G. D. B. Pepper resigned 
the presidency of the college, and soon afterward Professor A. W. Small, '75, 
was elected. The vigor and energy of the new administration is a safe assur- 
ance that the prosperity of the college, which was never greater than at present, 
will continue. Proportionate to the prosperity of the college is the flourishing con- 
dition of the Colby chapter. By the graduation of '89 we lost only one man, so 
that we came back with twenty-four men. Three Freshmen had been pledged be- 
fore entering college, and within a week five more were '* solid " for Delta U. We 
" fished " but one man unsuccessfully. They are a splendid set of fellows. On 
October 2d occurred the annual initiation. After the initiatory ceremonies had 
been performed, the company adjourned to the Elmwood Hotel, where a fine ban- 
quet received ample justice. 

After the banquet the following toasts were responded to: " Vive la Delta U.," 
Herbert L. McCann, '92; "Our Motto," Herbert R. Purinton, '91; "Our Initi- 
ates," Chester H. Sturtevant, '92; "Our Year's Record," Charles A. Merrill, '92; 
" Our Alumni," Hugh R. Hatch, '90; " The Loyal Ladies," George H. Dow, '91. 
Then followed speeches by the alumni and remarks by Brothers Slocomb and 
Getchel, '93. Storms of applause and roars of laughter greeted the happy 

At a recent meeting of the Junior class, Brothers Purinton, Luce and Dow were 
elected President, Historian and Awarder of Prizes, respectively. Brother Burke, 
*go, has resigned his position a? managing editor of the Echo y and Brother Hatch, 
'go, has been elected to take his place. 

Our chapter is now one of the strongest in the Fraternity, numbering thirty- 
two men, and is also one of the oldest. In view of these facts, is it unreasonable or 
unjust to desire that before many years the annual convention of the Fraternity 
may be held at Colby ? In conclusion, we wish our sister chapters all success dur- 
ing the coming year, and hope that our great Fraternity may increase in prosperity 
and influence year by year in never-ending progression. Our initiates are: Albert 
H. Bickmore, Charles F. Fairbrother, Merle S. Getchel, Harry T. Jordan, Jesse 
H. Ogier, Albert Robinson, Charles M. Perkins and Joel B. Slocomb. 


The year begins anew era in the history of the University. For thirty-five 
years it has had an increasing prosperity under the leadership of a great man. 
Dr. Anderson's eminent executive ability has brought the college up to a standard 


to which few men could have attained. To-day his successor enjoys and appreci- 
ates the fruits of his labors. Bringing to his work a warm interest in young men,, 
and having a strong desire to pursue 'and inculcate that which is best in modern 
systems of education, Dr. Hill's administration promises to be not only popular but 
practical. His first words to the students were upon the " Business Value of Col- 
lege Training," and were of such a character as to create a very favorable impres- 
sion upon business men in the city. Dr. Hill's attitude toward athletics is most 
favorable, and he is very positive in expressing his appreciation of their value and 
the high place which' they should hold in college training. As regards fraternities 
he holds very liberal views, and appears ready to encourage any organization 
whose purpose is to aid in the great work of education. 

We have secured a splendid delegation of ten new men. Among them are 
Clyde E. Marsh, '92, son of the Rev. Forrest A. Marsh, Rochester, '69; Edward- 

A. French, '93, brother of Robert T. French, Jr., Amherst, '84, and Francis J.- 
French, Rochester, '91; John Knight, '93, son of the Hon. Andrew J. Knight, 
Roches ter, '6o; and Howard J. Smith, '93, cousin of Carl H. Smith, Rochester \ 
'85. Others of our new men are sons of men who are members of other fraterni- 
ties in Rochester. 

Albert H. Olmsted has returned to college and enters the ranks of '92. Charles 
E. Burr, '89, is with us again, and will graduate with '90. Albert H. Wilcox, '90, 
is President of the Board of Directors of the Athletic Association, and Charles 
S. Brown, '90, is President of the Y. M. C. A. 


When college opened, September 12, five of us girded up our loins and went 
to work. Three of our '93 delegation were pledged then, and, thus encouraged,, 
we have raised that number to seven. Of necessity we feel the gap in our ranks 
from having no representative in '92. 

Middlebury has recently received another bequest of $25,000. As the finan- 
cial standing of the college improves, her standing in every other way improves also. 
Our brother, the Hon. Walter E. Howard, '71, has been elected to the new pro- 
fessorship of Constitutional Law, and is filling the position most acceptably. This, 
gives us three members of the Faculty, and each of them aids us in every way con- 
sistent witn his position. 

Brother Goddard, '90, represented the college Y. M. C. A. at Moody's school 
at Northfisld list summer. Brother Noonm, '91, is editor-in-chief of the Kalei- 
doscope. Brother Flagg, '93, at the recent field meeting, broke the best previous 
record for one quarter mile run, bringing down the record six seconds. Our 
initiates are : Edgar R. Brown, Jacksonville, Vt.; Roy B. Flagg, Parrishville, N. 
Y. ; James Donoway, Vergennes, Vt. ; George L. Hasseltine, Bristol, Vt. ; Frank 

B. Nelson, East Middlebury, Vt. ; Gilbert E. Cady, Middlebury, Vt., and Benja- 
min C. Miner, New Haven, Vt Brown prepared at North Adams, Flagg at Mid- 
dlebury High School; Nelson and Hasseltine at Bristol, Cady, Donoway and 
Miner at New Haven Academy. Flagg has two uncles in the Fraternity, viz.: the 
Rev. Rufus C. Flagg, '69, and the Rev. James W. Flagg, ^jS. Cady has two- 
brothers, the Rev. Martin E. Cady, '69, and the Rev. Henry O. Cady, Not kwe st- 
ern, '83. 



By the graduation of '89 we lost six as stanch supporters of Delta Upsilon as 
could be found, and we are glad to have augmented the Delta U. alumni list by 
such manly men. We feel assured that our new recruits —one Senior and five 
Freshmen, out of our entrance class of forty -eight men — will acquit themselves 

Our new Senior is Samuel H. Lockett, Jr., of Jersey City. Throughout his 
course he has been one of the most active athletes. At the last winter meeting he 
won the 100-yards and 2 20- yards dashes, and is captain of the lacrosse team, and 
holds other positions of importance. Of our Freshmen, Ellis R. Woodruff was 
president of his class in the Grammar School, at the commencement delivered the 
valedictory oration, and was also awarded the Rhetorical Honor. His friend 
Isaac Wessler, who is also a brother, received honorable mention. Robert D. 
Merrill is a brother of Merrill, '87. John S. Van Orden, '90, has a brother in the 
entrance class whom we have welcomed as " one with us in principle and purpose," 
together with Charles S. Chamberlain, who is the youngest of five brothers to wear 
the badge of Delta U. By these additions our chapter numbers twenty •nine men* 
During the summer we received a visit from brother Van Cleve, Lehigh, '90, while 
Cornelius I. Haring, Esq., '81, a prosperous lawyer in Milwaukee, paid us a flying 
visit Of our '89 men, Maurice J. Thompson, the valedictorian, is studying Black- 
stone with Brother William F. Wyckoff, '77, at No. 389 Fulton street, Brooklyn, 
N. Y. John P. Street is the computer and chemist in the New Jersey Agricultural 
Experiment Station at New Brunswick. Byron Cummings is Instructor in Greek 
and German in the Rutgers Grammar School, while John T. E. DeWitt, Charles 
Maar and E. W. Thompson have entered* the Theological Seminary. Brother 
Kojiro Matsugata, '89, who left us to prosecute a law course at Yale University, 
having received the degree of LL.B. last June, is now ambitious enough to be 
studying for D.C.L., in the same institution. He spent the summer traveling in 
Europe with an older brother. 


The subject uppermost in our minds is the successful campaign. It has been 
many years since the chapter has secured such a promising delegation. Even 
President Andrews gladly expressed his approval of the men. We initiated nine 
Freshmen, and they possess sterling Delta U. qualities. They have intellectual 
ability, and are competent to represent the chapter on the various athletic and 
musical organizations. We maintain our reputation as a literary society, and the 
effort to uphold our good standing has again been substantially rewarded. 

Brother Stockwell, '90, has received the Dunn premium for excellence in 
rhetorical studies during the first three years of the course. The new glee club 
contains three Delta LVs — Brothers Chase, '92; Lincoln, '92, and Llewellyn, '93. 
Brother Birge, '91, directs the Symphony Society. The Senior elections gave 
Delta U. a share of the honors. Brother Newell was appointed Class-day orator, 
and Brother Stockwell a member of the Class-day Committee. Our hew delegation 
has already displayed its ability. In the entrance examination in Greek, the first 


prize was won by Brother Jacobs, and the second prize by Brother Rothwell. The 
delegations from '90 and '91 have presented the chapter with a handsome portrait 
of our new Delta U. President, Dr. Andrews. It is to adorn our chapter hall as a 
type of Delta Upsilon ability, character and attainment. The chapter is in an 
excellent condition, and we look forward to a successful year. 


The new year has brought a spirit of progress and enthusiasm which is 
greatly helping the chapter. Larger classes have increased the number of stu- 
dents, and the advance made in courses and quality of instruction has materially 
improved the standing of the college. Professor Harkness goes to Brown as 
Assistant Professor of Latin and Greek, and his place is supplied by Professor F. W. 
Colegrove. The entering class numbers fifty, ten of whom are Delta U. *s. We num- 
ber, Seniors, 9; Juniors, 8; Sophomores, 7, and Freshmen, 10. Within the past year 
methods of chapter work have been changed, and we have sought to make our 
meetings full of interest as well as profit. Two or three debates are arranged dur- 
ing the term, and the other evenings are taken up with literary critiques, discus- 
sions, papers on industrial topics, or original articles and poems. We have found 
this plan to produce better results, especially in adding to the interest and enthusi- 
asm with which men engage in work. 

On the evening of October 18th our annual reception was attended and enjoyed 
by about forty couples, including many of our resident alumni. Our chapter- 
house was handsomely decorated, and all united in pronouncing this the pleasant- 
est and most successful reception ever given by our chapter. Mrs. Professor 
Terry, assisted by Mrs. Dr. Burnham, received. 

Brothers Retan and Storey, '89, have entered Hamilton Theological Seminary. 
Brother Langworthy is pursuing a course in medicine at the University of the 
City of New York, and Brother Wishart is preaching at Greene, N. Y. 

Brother Butler, '90, is business manager, and Brothers Mallory, '90, and 
Knights, '91, are associate editors of the Midisotunsis. Brother. Case, '91, is an 
editor on the Salmagundi. We are sorry to lose Brothers Wheat, '90, and Brown, 
'91, the former leaving us to enter the University of Michigan, and the latter to 
engage in business. Brother Knight, formerly with '91, is principal of the Union 
School at Lysander, N. Y. 


The chapter has secured pleasant rooms at 47 University Place, within a few 
blocks of the University. Campaign work has been pushed very persistently, and 
as a result we have already held three initiations. New life and activity have thus 
been added to the chapter, and we are in good trim for our year's work. The new 
rooms being light, airy and nicely furnished, give great satisfaction, and are much 
frequented by the members. We are pushing the University more than ever, and 
expect to have a successful year. The chapter was represented by five men at the 
recent convention : Frederick M. Crossett, '84; Charles H. Roberts, '86; William 
Francis Campbell, '87; Lincoln Peirce, '90, and Walter C. Reddy, '91. 



' The chapter has just passed through the most sad experience in its history. 
Brother Harry S. Foskett, '90, on his return to the University this fall, was taken 
ill with typhoid fever; for three weeks he made a valiant fight for life, and despite 
all efforts in his behalf he died at the chapter-house Saturday morning, October 
1 2th. Brother Foskett was the most esteemed member of our chapter. His 
noble traits of character had won universal admiration and respect. The chapter 
feels deeply this loss, and the memory of our lost brother will not soon fade away. 

Although circumstances have been decidedly adverse, we have succeeded re- 
markably well in our work. The chapter has initiated seven excellent '93 men. 
We returned this fall with nineteen members. The Campaign Committee, consist- 
ing of three Seniors, two Juniors and two Sophomores, has proved very valuable. 
Owing to our inability to have the " rush 1 ' meetings in the house, the main part ot 
the work has devolved on the committee, as a result, the strong and weak 
points of this system of •« rushing" have been evinced. We are more than confi- 
dent that the committee is a success; and the experience of this fall will prove 
useful for next year. 

Dr. William E. Simonds, Brown, '83, who was one of our faculty members 
last year, has accepted the Professorship of English at Knox University, Gales- 
burg, HI. We are very sorry to lose Dr. Simonds, who by his warm fraternal 
feeling had won a firm place in the hearts of all. 

We welcome as a member of our chapter Brother Auel, Columbia, '92. Our 
representation on the Cornell Magazine consists of two Seniors. We feel proud of 
this, because there are only five editors in all, and the positions are especially 
meritorious. We also have an editor on the college annual, the CornelHan. 
Brother Emerick was elected Junior President at the recent class elections. 


College opened this fall with the largest attendance since its foundation. 
Through the efforts of Professor Hulbert, Middlebury, '79, the interest in athletic 
sports is being revived, and a fall field day in the interest of the literary societies is 
one of the results. Professor Hulbert has also been instrumental in establishing a 
Scientific Association, which is awakening a great deal of interest in the college 
and town. The chair of Mathematics, formerly occupied by Brother Oscar 4 H. 
Mitchell, '75, has been filled by Professor Metzler, a graduate of Johns Hopkins 

The first movement toward a chapter-house here has been made by Alpha 
Sigma Phi. They have purchased a lot at a convenient distance from the college, 
upon which they expect to build as soon as possible. This is a step in the right 
direction, and we congratulate them upon it 

Our Chapter is in excellent condition, both in numbers and in fraternity spirit. 
We lost only one man in '89, and out of the thirty Freshmen we have admitted 
five good men, giving us the largest chapter membership here. Last Commence- 
ment we initiated from the Academy three men, C. W. Bartlett, Parkersburg, W . 
Va.; W. S. Miller, Cincinnati, O.; E. C. Shedd, Oroomiah, Persia. This fall we 


admitted two more men, Douglas P. Morrison, Marietta, O., and E. J. Hay ward, 
Beverly, O. Brother Hayward was prepared for college at Beverly College, this 
State, and Brother Morrison at Bett's Academy, Connecticut. £. C. Shedd is a 
brother of W. A. Shedd, '87, and J. C. Shedd, '91. We have our usual number 
of men on the staff of the college paper, and among the offices of the classes and 
literary societies. At the recent election in the Oratorical Association, Brother 
Jones, '91, and Brother Cooper, '92, were chosen to fill two of the three offices. 

Brother Shedd, '91, has been distinguishing himself by rejuvenating the old 
" College Clock," which has not been running for a quarter of a century. Brother 
Sheets, '91, has been compelled to drop out this year on account of his father's ill- 
health. Brother Belford, '92, is managing his father's farm for the present, and 
we hope to see him among us again next year. 


The burdens of "rushing" have rested lightly on us this fall, and we hope all 
our sister chapters have fared as well and are equally satisfied. Spirited and brave, 
our twenty-seven men still unfurl the banner of gold and blue from the highest 
strongholds in our busy university life, reaping their share of honors and gaining 
new vantage ground constantly. Heretofore our chapter has had good reason to 
report prestige and influence through the pages of the Quarterly, and surely at 
the present writing she can speak of a greater strength, a wider influence and a 
better discipline than in any previous year of her history. 

Many of our alumni have achieved success, and now occupy conspicuous 
positions in public affairs. They support us most loyally, while it stimulates us 
greatly to know that they stand ready to aid us financially and to encourage and 
advise us in any political or social difficulty. It was these brothers who provided 
us with a chapter-house, the advantages of which we fully appreciate. Further, 
we congratulate ourselves that our chapter is so largely represented on our faculty. 
Four of that body are Delta U.'s — Professors Smalley, Peck, Lyford and A. B. 

Our chapter has secured a splendid delegation of Freshmen. Already they are 
typical, enthusiastic Delta U.'s— men whom we feel will honor their Fraternity and 
uphold her interests. Financially, we were never in better condition ; socially, we 
stand high in college circles, and consider some of our men leaders in society mat- 
ters; in scholarship we are surpassed by no other fraternity. 

We welcome back Brother Brackett, '89, who left college last November on 
account of sickness. He will graduate in '90. About one hundred and sixty-five 
students entered the University this fall in the Liberal and the Fine Arts Colleges, 
from which the fraternities draw most of their men. Our initiates are Charles A. 
Metz, William H . Perry, Henry Phillips, E. M. TenBroeck, L. D. Van Arnam, B. 
C. Richardson, Henry Hoar, W. H. Wakeham, and L. M. Walsworth. To every 
brother we extend a hearty invitation to visit us at our house. Remember that 
our latch string is always out and our doors always open. 


Nearly 300 more students have matriculated than at this time last year, and 
prospects are good that the total enrollment will not fall far short of 2,200, in 


which case the University will undoubtedly take rank as the largest in the 
country, unless our Harvard brothers can persuade a few more unwary Fresh- 
men to try life at Cambridge. The Faculty has undergone a number of changes, 
which have in no case been detrimental. Certainly the admission of one or two 
more Delta U. instructors will not prove a mistake. Our chapter is represented 
by no full-fledged professor in this institution, but we have five " tutes," of whom 
we are proud. They are all going to be professors some of these days. We 
think this method of securing representatives in the Faculty vastly preferable to 
that of voting in as honorary members those who have already established their 
reputation. A large Freshman class causes all the fraternities to open the 
campaign with more than usual energy, and competition for desirable men is very 
sharp. Usually a majority of the Freshmen initiates are practically pledged before 
they reach Ann Arbor. . While Delta Upsilon is a little more conservative in this 
respect than her rivals, we are enabled, through the number of our alumni who 
hold positions in high schools, to learn of many men who are unknown to the 
other fraternities. After a man is favorably recommended, he must be a very pre- 
possessing candidate to run the gauntlet of the objections which always arise 
when a name is first proposed. We have initiated four men, are reasonably sure 
of two others, and by Christmas expect to have a delegation of seven or eight. 

Twenty-four active members returned at the beginning of the semester, who 
are distributed as follows : Seniors, 8; Juniors, 5; Sophomores, 9; Law, 1; Medi- 
cal, 1. Post-graduates : Sherzer, '89; Perry, '88; Corbin, '86, and Clark, '87. 
We have the pleasure of welcoming to our chapter this year Brothers Wheat, 
from Madison^ and Plant, from Amherst. The former enters '90, and the latter 


The subject of fraternity relations is somewhat trite ; concerning it we can 
only say that everything is in statu quo. We are friendly enough with other fra- • 
ternities, vote with them, and are not yet on the Palladium board, though we 
think the time is not very distant when we will be admitted. A singular impres- 
sion seems to prevail among some of the fraternity now here that at a recent 
convention Delta Upsilon changed her constitution and became a secret society. 

Alpha Tau Omega and Sigma Alpha Epsilon established chapters here 
during the last year. Although both fraternities secured as good men as could be 
expected under the circumstances, Michigan University has no need of any fur- 
ther missionary work, and the policy of the fraternities already here is to dis- 
courage it as far as possible. 


The chapter is now enjoying its elegant new quarters in the Masonic Temple. 
We were endeared to the old hall, but increase in strength and numbers necessi- 
tated a place corresponding to our present size. The new apartments consist of a 
large main hall, with ample space for our needs ; a tasty reception room, an ante- 
room, a neat library, and two very comfortable students' rooms. These are all 
elegantly furnished. We are proud to present this as the best fraternity outfit in* 
the Athens of the West. 


Since last you heard from us through the Quarterly we have been making 
unusual strides toward our ideal. The present year opens more auspiciously than 
any preceding one. Although we have lost in the class of '89, men who have 
brought glory and honor to us, we have replaced them by seven strong Freshmen. 
We have at present 21 men, comprising — Seniors : William A. Burch, Charles M. 
Denny, Frederick C. Demorest, William R. Parkes, Robert H. Holden, Joseph H. 
Odgers, and Elvin E. Scott. Juniors : John H. Haggerty, Ray C. Harker, Erman 
J. Ridgway, and William B. Walrath. Sophomores : J. S. Graham, Hart Ray 
Sweeney, and William Doble. Freshmen : Avery Hayes, of Kings, 111. ; William 
E, Way, Geneseo, 111.; Charles Aldrich, Wichita, Kan.; Edward Webb, Engle- 
wood, 111.; G. E. Cotter, Aurora, 111.; J. L.Walker, Paris, Ont.; and C. W. Fer- 
guson, Malta, 111. Brothers Hayes, Ferguson, Way, Aldrich and Walker prepared 
at the Northwestern Preparatory School. 

The Senior Presidency has been given to Brother Denny, and Brothers Hag- 
gerty, Demorest and Holden are to represent us in the Adelphic Contest. 
Brother Harker is one of the speakers for the Norton Prize Contest. Erman J. 
Ridgeway has charge of the Elocution Department in Preparatory, and Brother 
Demorest has been appointed one of the teachers of mathematics in the same place. 
Brother Ridgeway is captain of the foot-ball team, and other Delta U.'s will play 
with it. We have three promising men in the Fourth Year Preparatory, who 
take care of our interest in that quarter. 

Our relations with other fraternities are not so strained as of old. The so- 
called Pan-Hellenic was not a very brilliant success, and the Beta Theta Pi's, Phi 
Kappa Psi's, and Sigma Chi's, found that, in the Pan-Hellenic or out of it, we 
could hold our own against their combined forces. Every day we gather strength 
as well as encouragement from our alumni. Many of them find time to drop in, 
give us a cheering word, and help us by their counsel. We are looking forward 
with a great deal of pleasure to the convention to be held with us next year. We 
hope to give the boys a royal welcome, and show them that some of the brain, 
brawn and hospitality of America is in the West. We are glad to believe that the 
time is coming when our great University, near our great city, in the center of the 
continent, will be heard from with no uncertain sound. 


We of Harvard hardly know what "rushing" means. We seldom take in 
any Freshmen in the fall, and when we do, rarely have to contest with another 
society. There are so many men to choose from that we think it well to give each 
class a year to show what there is in it before we make our selection. We have 
taken in a Senior already, Louis Henry Dow, of Cambridge, Mass., and usually 
have a fall initiation in November. 

This has been an active year with the college. A new athletic field, large 
enough for two diamonds, has been opened ; work begun on a new building for 
the use of the crew, the nine, the eleven, and other teams ; a building is to go up 
by the river for the extension of rowing as a pastime, and an old English gate of 


brick and hand-wrought-iron, worth $10,000, is nearly completed. This forms a 
very imposing entrance to our "yard." 

In the award of scholarships based on the work of last year, five Delta U.'s 
were included. They receive an aggregate income of $1,100. Nine of our men 
went to the Brown initiation on Friday, October nth, and were very cordially 
received by the brothers there. We have a profound respect for the record of the 
Brown chapter, and a warm regard for the present members. Brawn's new Delta 
U.'s president, Dr. Andrews, says that the initiates of this fall are the best the 
chapter has ever had ; and we are glad to say that, as far as we could observe, we 
think so too. We think it strengthens vastly the fraternity spirit to have men of 
different chapters meet and mingle ; and we should like to have every chapter in 
New England represented at our spring initiation. 

The committee on literary interests, which I mentioned in the last Quar- 
terly, has reported a scheme for literary work which may interest the other chap- 
ters. It is substantially as follows: The Vice-President is made responsible for the 
appearance of something literary at every meeting. At the beginning of the year 
he arranges the members in pairs, and assigns each pair of names to certain days 
of regular meeting, until he has provided two men for each meeting of the year. 
The list of the assignments is posted, and members are notified that on the days to 
which they are assigned they are expected to take literary parts. This arrange- 
ment furnishes the basis of literary work. The Vice-President has power to add 
to the programme speeches by other members, discussions, addresses by gradu- 
ates, or anything else of interest, and the chorister is expected to provide music 
whenever he can. The scheme has already gone into operation and promises to 
work well. The officers for the first term of 1889-90 are: President, R. £. Dodge, 
'90; Vice-President, C. P. Blaney, '90; Recording Secretary, F. L. Jervis, '91; 
Treasurer, A. S. Hayes, '91; Chorister, W. G. Howard, '91; Librarian, O. B. 
Roberts, '90. 


The chapter for four years has been steadily reporting progress; now she is 
able to greet the Quarterly with the announcement of a boom. We have already 
initiated seven men this year, numbering some of the best talent from the four 
classes of the University. This may not seem much to those familiar with the 
large chapters of the East, but on the closely-fought ground of the University of 
Wisconsin it is a grand success. We are not content to stop here, however, but 
hope to report more good news in our next letter. 

The University opens the year with increased numbers of professors and stu- 
dents. No official announcement of the number of students has yet been made, 
but it is estimated at over eight hundred, with a Freshman class of over two hun- 
dred in the collegiate departments proper. Among the new members of the Faculty 
is Professor Charles E. Bennett, Brown, '78, who takes the chair of Latin. 

The chapter is pleasantly located in new and well-furnished rooms, and enjoys 
the prospect of success in all directions. The honor list of our present members 
far exceeds that of any other chapter in the institution. With increased numbers 


we shall be able to dp more socially than in the past, and we expect to improve our 
opportunities. Though athletics do not play so important a part here as in the 
East, our men take fully as much interest in college sports as do the average stu- 
dents. We have just fitted up a fine tennis court, conveniently situated to the rooms 
of most of the members. One of the most pleasant features of fraternity life is meet- 
ing with Delta U.'s from other chapters. Owing to our location such meetings are 
comparatively rare for us, but they are always heartily appreciated. Madison is 
situated on the direct routes of travel between Chicago and the Northwest, and 
many Delta U.'s must pass through the city. To all we say, stop and see us. We 
are always glad to welcome brothers, and glad to have them see us and our Uni- 

Our chapter numbers fifteen men, with good prospects for more. Our new 
initiates are: Horace Prentiss Boardman, '93, Madison, Wis.; Walter McMynn 
Smith, '90, Madison, Wis. ; Andrew Alexander Bruce, '90, Madison, Wis. ; Theo^ 
dore Kronshage, '91, Boscobel, Wis.; Henry Elmer Willsie, '92, 824 Cass street, 
La Crosse, Wis. ; Warren Downes Tarrant, '90, Durand, Wis., and Ralph Waldo 
Trine, '91, Mt. Morris, III. * 


College opened September 12th with ninety-five new men. Most of the old 
men are back, so Lafayette bids fair to have a prosperous year. The boys have 
settled down to the usual routine, and little occurs to relieve the monotony. 
Lafayette is more quiet this year than formerly, as the Faculty have forbidden the 
customary cane-rush between the two lower classes. 

Delta U. regrets the loss of quite a number of men, nine in all. Brothers 
Grube, Price, Gemmill and Dumont have graduated, and Brothers Dewey, Walters, 
Seip, Sciple and Griffith have not returned. 

Delta U<, as usual, sends her representation to the ministry. 

Of the four who graduated, three are in the theological seminaries — Brother 
Gemmill, at McCormick, in Chicago ; Price, at Princetqn ; Grube, at Union, and 
Walters, '90, has entered the seminary at Gettysburg. Brother Dumont has 
accepted a position on an engineering corps of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company, 
and Frank Dewey, '90, has gone to Amherst, Brothers Seip and Sciple are in 
business, the former in New York City and the" latter with his father, in Easton. 
Eugene H. Griffith, '91, is in the newspaper business with his father, the editor of 
the Cumberland, Md., News. 

Delta U. is influential in almost every sphere of college life. David L. Glover 
is President of the Franklin Literary Society, and in Washington Literary Society 
Brother Tyler is Recording Secretary, and another brother is Secretary of the 
Literary Committee. Brother Glover has the important position of centre-rush on 
the college foot-ball team, and is also President of the Athletic Association, of 
which S. Yamada is Treasurer. William G. McKinney has been elected leader of 
the chapel choir. 

But two men have been initiated into Delta U. this term— Charles E. Dare, '92, 
Rising Sun, Md., and E. C. Hammond, '93, Cumberland, Md. He prepared 


at Allegany County Academy under Brother Tudor, '86. We now number thirteen 
in all. 

We are not strong in numbers, 

Nor yet in years so old, 
But we work and toil together 

With hearts both brave and bold, 


Five years have we existed 

As a band of Delta U., 
Many foes have we resisted 

'Neath the colors gold and blue. 

Beneath that royal banner 

With justice for his guide 
Who would not surely conquer, 

Since truth is on his side ? 

We are strongly knit together 

In the work we have to do 
By the cc ^tHoUa % TitoB^xtj! 

Of our own dear Delta U. 

Soon we shall all be scattered, 

Each entering the world's mad strife, 

But the bonds formed here shall hold us 
Ever brothers throughout life. 

W. G M. 


The Columbia chapter sends a cordial invitation to all Delta U.'s visiting in 
New York this winter to come and visit her in her comfortable rooms in the Delta 
Upsilon Club House. 

m The year bids fair to be an unusually prosperous one for us, as we are well 
represented among the class officers recently elected on the glee and banjo clubs, 
and will take a good stand in athletics. 

Our fall initiation will soon take place, by which several desirable men will be 
added to our numbers. The college year at Columbia has opened brilliantly. The 
Freshman class is larger than for any preceding year, and is a strong, fine-looking 
set of men. Our Freshman crew this year will doubtless be a better one than we 
have turned out for many years. The Hon. Seth Low has been elected to the 
presidency of the college, and has accepted. 

Many improvements, especially in athletics, will probably be made in the col- 
lege. Mr. Low will meet with a hearty welcome, for he is just the man we want. 




The year opens prosperously with an unusually large Freshman class — there 
being one hundred and seventy-eight men admitted out of over three hundred 
applicants. A few changes in the Faculty have taken place, and are as follows : 
The Rev. A. M. Snyder, chaplain, having resigned, his position is temporarily 
filled by the Rev. Mr. Kay. In the department of chemistry Paul Dashiels, A.B., 
Johns Hopkins, succeeds C. W. Marsh, Ph.D. ; E. A. Congdon, Ph.B., Columbia, 
succeeds L. R. Lenox, who, in turn, fills the vacancy left by G. M. Richardson. 
In the department of electrical engineering R. O. Heinrich, Lehigh, '88, has re- 
turned to college as an additional instructor. In the civil engineering department, 
R. M. Wilcox, C.E., Sheffield, and T. W. Sherwood, A.B., C.E., Union, succeed 
S. W. Frischolm and S. V. Rice. Delta U., though handicapped at the start by the 
loss of several men, is again on its feet and strong as ever. We have removed to new 
quarters in the post office building, Bethlehem, though hope, before many months 
pass by, to announce our address as the "Delta^Upsilon House." 

Brother Clarke, '90, has left college to accept a position in an electric light 
plant at Lynn, Mass. Brother Stone, '91, has returned to New Orleans, where he 
is engaged with the Gulf Shot and Lead Works. Brother Howard, '92, has also 
left us for his home in Maryland. Delta U. is, as usual, well represented in college 
life. On the publications we have Brother Fink, '90, treasurer of the board of 
the Engineering Journal, and Brother Paine, '91, an editor and secretary of the 
Epitome board. Brother Paine is also treasurer of his class. We are represented 
in the Engineering Society, in the Mining Club and in the Chemical Society. 
Brother Warriner is captain of the foot-ball eleven and a member of the executive 
committee of the Athletic Association. In the choir we have three men — Paine, 
'91, Shelly, '92, and JLowry, '93 ; in the glee club one man, Brother Paine. 
With an active chapter as a whole and with a good Freshman delegation, Delta 
Upsilon at Lehigh is safe. 


The college year has opened very auspiciously for the Tufts chapter. We 
have secured five good men— a number as large as usual. We held our initiation 
and banquet at the Thorndike the evening of the 29th of October. The initiates 
were : Joseph Warren Putnam, '91, Isaac Russel Edmands, '91, Edward Jarvis 
Hunt, 92, Henry Sumner Swain, '92, and William Andrew Flynn, '93. Brother 
Hugh R. Hatch, of Colby, who was their delegate to the convention, favored us 
with his presence, but unfortunately, on account of a previous engagement, could 
not stay to respond to the toast. One of the greatest difficulties our chapter has 
to contend with in the rushing season is the fact that the other two Greek-letter 
societies who have been established here much longer than Delta U. have men 
come to them already pledged or strongly influenced toward them by their alumni. 

Brother Eddy, '89, and Maxham, '89, have returned to the Divinity School, 
and besides these we have Brother Lamson with us as the Walker Instructor in 
Mathematics, and Brother Durkee as Instructor in Chemistry. 


Brother J. B. Weeks, who formerly was a special '91 man, entered the regular 
class of '93 this fall. 


The enrollment in the University has reached seven hundred and fifty— ex- 
ceeding any previous enrollment of the first term. The Freshman Class numbers 
one hundred and twenty-five men. Vice-President John succeeds President Mar- 
tin, resigned, as Acting-President of the University. Under his careful and judi- 
cious administration a successful year is fully assured. 

The year opens very favorably for Delta Upsilon. Last year was one of 
steady and permanent growth. Our prospects for this year are even better than 
they were last year. Of the sixteen men who left college at last Commencement 
two graduated and four others did not return. However, two returned who were 
not in college last year, making in all about twelve men with whom to begin the 
year's work. Of these, three are Seniors, four are Juniors, and five Sophomores. 
Our new initiates are : William A. Thornburg, '92, Farmland, Ind. ; Frank Evans, 
*93» Newcastle, Ind. ; Elmer C. Mecham, '93, Mazon, III ; William W. Lewis, 
•93, Greencastle, Ind. ; John Slavens, '93, Falls City, Neb., and James Hamilton, 
'93, Morganville, Ind. Of these the first named were prepared in the De Pauw 
Normal School; the remainder, in the De Pauw Preparatory School. Delta U. is 
proud of her success. Our Freshman delegation, we think, is surpassed by none. 
There has been comparatively little "rushing" done here this year. So far, no 
strife has arisen between rival fraternities. This is largely due to the Pan-Hellenic 

Since the abolition of the prize system more attention has been given to honor 
work. In this we shall be well represented this year. On the college paper we 
have one of the associated editors and one of the directors. We are all in earnest, 
and intend to make this the most prosperous year of our history. 


College opened this year with greatly-increased attendance and a bright out- 
look for Delta U. Up to date we have only brought in five new men, but we 
believe that the best plan is to take plenty of time in selecting men, for the future 
life of the chapter depends on the choice of men whose tastes are congenial and 
who will never bring discredit upon our brotherhood. The names of the new men 
are Ryland W. 'Greene, '92, Merchantville, N. J.; Howard Persifor Smith, '92, of 
Camden, N. J. ; Charles Doughterty, '92, Philadelphia, Pa. ; John H. Ruckman, 
'93, of Philadelphia, and Norman Essig, of the Medical Department. Brother 
Greene's father, Charles W. Greene, M. D., is a Delta U. alumnus of Colby ^ '63. 
Besides these there are several '93 men who expect to join us as soon as circum- 
stances permit Our new rooms at 11 15 Chestnut street are in every respect 
satisfactory, and, on account of their central location, very convenient 



Williams, '36, at Springfield, Mass., October 6, 1889, Josiah Lyman, A.M., in 
the seventy-eighth year of his age, a charter member of the Fraternity. 

Williams, '40, at Elwood, N. J., September 1, 1889, the Rev. Eliphalet Whit- 
tlesey, aged seventy-three years. 

Williams, '41, at Glenwood, la., May 6, 1887, the Rev. Orramel Wellington Cooley. 

Williams, '47, at Watervliet, N. Y., April 23, 1889, Andrew Lansing, aged sixty- 
three years. 

Williams ; '48, at Machias, N. Y., November 5, 1889, the Hon. Thomas Jefferson 
King, A.M., M.D., in the sixty-fourth year of his age. 

Williams, '51, at Wilkes Barre, Pa., May 27, 1889, Rufus James Bell, aged sixty 

Williams, '51, at Montrose, Pa., March 1, 1888, the Rev. Jerre Lorenzo Lyons. 

Union, '41, at Canajoharie, N. Y., July 22, 1889, the Hon.* James Henry Cook, 
aged sixty-nine years. 

Union, '42, at Marion Q., August 15, 1889, the Rev. Stephen Mattoon, D.D., aged 
seventy-three years. 

Hamilton, '67, at Enfield Center, N. Y., July 31, 1889, the Rev. Martin Foster 
Hollister, aged fifty-two years. 

Amherst, '51, at Milwaukee, Wis., July, 1889, the Rev. Isaac N. Cundell, aged 
sixty-two years. 

Middlebury, '47, at Blackington, Mass., August 8, 1889, the Rev. Warren W. 

Rutgers, '62, at Leeds, N. Y., October 12, 1889, the Rev. Elbert N. Sebring. 

Rutgers, *8o, at Brooklyn, N. Y., August 24, 1888, Charles A. Horn, aged thirty- 
one years. . 

Madison, '82, at Norwich, N. Y., March 26, 1889, Fred S. Fulton, M.D. 

Cornell, '90, at Ithaca, N. Y., October 12, 1889, Harry Silas Foskett. 

Northwestern, '85, at Colorado Springs, Colo., Owen W. Battey, Esq. 

Lehigh, '87, at Harrisburg, Penna., October 13, 1889, Otway O. Terrell, a charter 
member of the Lehigh chapter. 

" Ah, night, companion only of great souls, 

Wisdom and reverence brood above thy throne, 
When thy dark chariot through the welkin rolls, 

Drawn .by the white steeds of the milky zone ; 
Or when thick shades pavilion thee about, 

As the last camp-fires of the routed sun 
Upon the hill-tops of the West burn out, 

The thoughts of God are thine and on thy message run." 

Richard E. Day. — Syracuse, '77. 


It is intended to make this department a supplement to the Quinquennial Cata- 
logue, published in 1884, and with this object uV 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, Robert James Eidlitz, 
123 East 72d street, New York, N. Y. 


'36. Josiah Lyman, a charter member of the Fraternity, a native of Easthamp- 
ton, and brother of Lauren D. Lyman, died at the home of his brother, in Spring- 
field, Mass., October 6th. He was born October 9, 181 1, in the house where he 
died, and was the son of Lieutenant Daniel Lyman and grandson of Benjamin 
Lyman, who settled fn town in 1745. Graduating from Williams in 1836, he 
taught in an English and classical school in Canaan, N. Y., for two years, after- 
ward for a short time at Ithaca, N. Y., and then at Easthampton. He studied 
theology at Auburn, N. Y., and was licensed to preach in the fall of 1843. After 
this he taught in Bristol* Conn., and served as principal of an academy at Willis- 
ton, Vt. t and Lenox, until compelled by ill health to relinquish sedentary pursuits. 
For many years his business was that of a telescope manufacturer and civil engi- 
neer. A reflecting telescope of his manufacture is the best, as it is the largest of 
its kind, ever made in this country. He also invented an instrument called the 
protracting trigometer, a very superior drafting instrument. He married Miss 
Mary Bingham, daughter of Reuben Bingham, of Cornwall, Vt., May 22, 1844, 
who survives him. He leaves a son, Albert J. Lyman, Pastor of the South Congre- 
gational Church, Brooklyn, N. Y'., and a daughter, Sarah Bingham, wife of the 
Rev. F. W. Baldwin, pastor of the First Congregational Church, Chelsea, Mass. 
He was a member of the Congregational Church at Lenox, where he has spent 
most of his life, but recently has lived at his old home on Park Hill, with his 
brother. He was a man of sterling qualities and always lived, up to the high 
standard of the Lyman family, having an unblemished Christian character. 

'38. Ex-Governor William Bross, of Illinois, has recently given $50,000 to Lake 
Forest University, for the founding of a chair in Bible study. 

'40. Eliphalet Whittlesey died at Elwood, N. J., September 1, 1889, at the age 
of seventy-two. He was born in Salisbury, Conn., July 13, 1816 ; graduated 
from college in 1840, and from the Union Theological Seminary in 1843; ordained 
a missionary of the American Board to Maui, Sandwich Islands, September 27, 
1843, and labored there 1844-54, when, through failing health, he returned, and 
resided in New Jersey, first at Hammonton and then at Elwood. He never fully 
recovered his health after leaving the Islands, but preached temporarily in several 
places. In later years he became interested in Swedenborgian views, and withdrew 
from Congregational associations. He was a man of gentleness of demeanor and 
possessed of many excellent traits of character. — Hartford Religious Herald. 

'41. The Rev. Orramel Wellington Cooley died May 6, 1887, at Glenwood, la. 
In early life he was pastor of a church at Dover, Mass., for three years. His de- 


sign to enter foreign mission work was prevented by ill health, and, going West, he 
preached four years in Granville, I1L During the rebellion he did Christian work 
in the army; in 1867 he became pastor of a church in Glenwood, la., and four 
years later was chosen president of the female seminary in that town, which posi- 
tion he held eleven years. He was invited to a professorship in Baltimore Female 
College, but after a short time there 'was compelled, by the failing of his wife's 
health, to return to Chicago; he preached in the suburbs of that city until called 
to Lanark, 111. His health failing after two years, he went back to Glenwood, 
where he died. 

'43. Judge John E. Mann has recently been re-elected County Judge at Milwau- 
kee, Wis. 

'47. Andrew Lansing died at his home in Watervliet, N. Y., April 23, 1889. He 
was born in Cohoes in 1826, and was graduated from college in 1847. He lived 
as a farmer at Crescent, near Cohoes, and at the time of his death was an elder in 
the Dutch Reformed Church of the latter place. His widow and a son and 
daughter survive him. 

'48. The Hon. Thomas Jefferson King died at Machias, N. Y., November 5, 
1889. The Cattaraugus Star of November 14th contains his portrait and a three - 
column account of his life, from which we take these facts. Dr. King was born in 
Easthampton, L. I., June 4, 1829, prepared at the Clinton Academy, at which he 
afterward taught, and graduated from college in 1848. In 1852 he entered the 
Albany Medical College, receiving his degree in 1855. He settled in Machias in 
1856, and was the only physician there for over twenty years. Dr. King married 
Miss Mary E. Farrar, in i860, and two sons, Dr. Clarence and Harold, survive. 
Dr. King was elected to the State Legislature in 1876 and again in 1877. As a 
physician he stood in the front rank, and of late years his services as consulting 
physician have been much in demand. A ripe scholar and a leader in thought, an 
active and public-spirited citizen, his death creates a vacancy that cannot easily be 
filled. Eighteen physicians from out of town attended the funeral, attesting Dr. 
King's popularity among the profession. 

'51. Rufus James Bell died May 27, 1889, at Wilkes Barre, Penn., aged sixty. 
He was born in Troy, N. Y., 1829; fitted for college at Burr Seminary, Manches- 
ter, Vt. ; graduated from Williams in 1851, and studied after graduation at 
the Harvard Law School. He ^as admitted to practice in Albany in 1853, and 
until his removal to Wilkes Barre, in 1864, practiced in New York City. He was 
made a member of the bar of Luzerne County, Penn., in 1864. Mr. Bell was a 
man of commanding figure and splendid address. He was a vigorous newspaper 
writer and a leader in labor contests. He was industrious and painstaking, and 
discussed legal propositions with great ability and learning. 

'51. Waldo W. Ludden, formerly of Ord, Neb., removed to Southern California 
last year for his health. He is now a fruit-raiser at Beaumont, Cal. 

'51. The Rev. Jerre Lorenzo Lyons, formerly of the Presbyterian Church at 
Waldo, Fla., died at Montrose, Pa., March I, 1888. He was for many years the 
District Secretary of the American Bible Society in Georgia and Florida. 

'58. The Rev. Joseph P. Bixby is pastor of the First Congregational Church and 
President of the Day College at Revere, Mass. 


'62. Professor Francis H. Snow has been appointed President of the Faculty of 
the University of Kansas. 

'85. William W. Ranney is at the Theological Seminary at Andover, Mass. 

'86. George H. Flint has been appointed Assistant in Chemistry at Williams 

'86. William M. Marvin, of Philadelphia, Pa., was married, on August 21st, at 
Hoosick Falls, Mass, to Miss Genevieve Skinner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Willis 
£. Heaton. Samuel M. Brickner, Rochester, '88, was an usher. 

'88. Hamilton F. Allen is teaching in Allen Academy, the school of his father, 
the Hon. Ira W. Allen, Hamilton, '50, 2253 Calumet avenue, Chicago, 111. 

'88. Augustus W. Buck is a private tutor in Adams, Mass. He expects to con- 
tinue his medical studies at the University of Pennsylvania next year. 

9 SS. William W. Newell is studying law in Binghamton, N. Y., with the firm 
of Curtis & Arms. He has an offer of partnership with this firm as soon as he is 

'88. Ellis J. Thomas, who is tutoring in New York, rooms this year at the Delta 
Upsilon club house, 8 East 47th street. 

'88. Henry D. Wild, who taught last year in Olivet College, Mich., has received 
the appointment to the chair of Latin in this institution. 

'88. Charles A. Williams is teaching in the preparatory school at Lyme, Conn. 


'39. The Rev. Charles M. Morehouse is a retired clergyman, living at Evansville, 

'41. The Hon. James H. Cook, of Canajoharie, N. Y., formerly District Attor- 
ney of Montgomery County and County Judge, "and a wealthy and influential 
citizen, died on Sunday, July 22d, aged sixty -nine years." — New York Sun. 

'41. The Rev. Dr. Saurin Eliot Lane, one of the founders of the Union chapter, 
is the author of "One of a Thousand," just issued by the First National Publishing 
Company, of Boston. His address is 906 East 4th street, Boston, Mass. 

'42. The Hon. John W. Cary is attorney and counsellor at law at Milwaukee, 
Wis. He was formerly a member of the Council of Milwaukee. 

'42. " The Rev. Stephen Mattoon, for twenty-five years a missionary in Siam, 
but of late President of Biddell University at Charlotte, N. C, died Thursday, 
August 15, 1889, at Marion, O., aged seventy-three. The remains will be sent 
South for burial." — New York Sun, 

Dr. Mattoon was one of the founders of the Union chapter. 

'53. The Hon. William C. Whitford, formerly State Superintendent of Public 
Instruction, is President of Milton College, Milton, Wis. 

'58. Lemuel T. Heritage is cashier of the Emporia National Bank, Emporia, 

'72. The 23d street horse railroad has recently passed into the hands of the 
Houston, West Street and Pavonia Ferry Company, of which Colonel Daniel Scott 
Lamont is President. 

'76. Frank M. Comstock is principal of the LeRoy Academic Institute, LeRoy, 
N. Y. 


'77. The fifth year of Mr. Hawley's English, Classical and Mathematical School 
opened on September 9th at Buffalo, N. Y. Lucius E. Hawley, A.M., is the 

'88. William L. Kennedy is with the firm of H. Kennedy & Co., Bankers, 68 
Broadway, New York, N. Y. He resides at 125 Reid avenue, Brooklyn. 


'50. James F. Converse, of Woodville, N. Y. , addressed an exposition held this 
summer by the Oswego County Agricultural Society. A fancy stock raiser him- 
self, his speech teemed with valuable hints as to the management of dairies. 

'53. The Rev. Edward P. Powell has had one of his books, "Our Heredity 
from God," made the subject of long discussion at a recent congress of German 
philosophers. The work has been translated into German. He has another work 
in preparation which will soon appear. 

'61. The Hon. Albert L. Childs, who represented Seneca County in the Assem- 
bly in 1877, was among the candidates for the Democratic nomination for State 
Treasurer of New York. 

'6i. Attorney-General William H. H. Miller is spoken of as in line of promo- 
tion to the supreme bench. 

'67. The Rev. Martin F. Hollister died at Enfield Centre, N. Y., July 31, 1889. 
He was born in Danby, N. Y., October 6, 1837, and lived there and in New field 
until manhood. After graduating at Hamilton in 1867, he entered the Union 
Seminary in New York. In June, 1870, he took the pastorate of the Sixth Presby- 
terian Church of Newark, N, J., which lasted over fourteen years. In December, 
1884, he was appointed Secretary of the American Tract Society for the North- 
west, with headquarters at Chicago. Later he became Treasurer of the Chicago 
Theological Seminary, the duties of which he performed until ill health compelled 
him to resign. 

'68. Henry Randall Waite, Ph.D., is Secretary and Treasurer of the Julien 
Electric Company, 120 Broadway, New York, N. Y. He was poet at the recent 
Delta Upsilon Convention in Syracuse. 

'69. Selden H. Talcott, M.D., superintendent of the State Insane Asylum at 
Middletown, N. Y.,- is going to build a handsome residence there. "The New 
York Asylum was the scene of a novel experiment this summer. Dr. S. H. Tal- 
cott was importuned by one or two patients to let them organize a baseball nine. 
He consented to it as an experiment, and told me in New York this week that it 
had been a happy factor of asylum life, and the inmates of the asylum have been 
much benefited. The patients have been permitted to come out in the open air 
and watch the sport, and have taken the deepest interest in it, forgetting for a time 
the things that have clouded their minds, and making them tractable and reason- 
able to a considerable degree. The nine have even played match games with nines 
from surrounding villages, and Dr. Talcott proudly exhibits a record of fifteen 
such matches in which the asylum nine won eleven times and tied once, suffering 
only three defeats." 

'72. The Rev. Seward M. Dodge, a devoted servant of the cause of education, 
has recently auspiciously opened a school at Santa Rosa, Cal. 


'75. The Rev. Eneas McLean, of Medford, Ore., delivered the charge at the 
installation of his brother, the Rev. Robert McLean, '76, as pastor of Bethany 
Church, at Grant's Pass, Ore. 

'79. The congregations at the Thirteenth Street Presbyterian, the Scotch Presby- 
terian and the Central Methodist Episcopal churches of New York, have arranged 
to hold a series of special services, beginning about the middle of November. The 
Rev. B. Fay Mills will lead. 

'8o. Ward M. Beckwith, M.D., with his wife, sailed for Europe July 3d, and will 
spend the year in Vienna. 

'8o. A valuable feature of the Andover Review is its monthly resume" of German 
theological literature, prepared by the Rev. Mattoon M. Curtis, who has been 
studying for a year or more at Leipsic. These reviews of recent German books 
are prepared by Brother Curtis after a careful, and discriminating study of each 
author's purpose and method. 

'83. At the triennial council of Phi Beta Kappa, held in Saratoga, September 
4th, Hamilton Delta U. 's were represented by Superintendent Edward N. Jones. 

'86. The nuptials of Miss Minnie Adams, of Phelps, and Frederick W. Griffith, 
of Palmyra, were celebrated at the residence of the bride's parents, Tuesday 
evening, October 1, 1889. 

'87. In St. John's Church, Phelps, N. Y., Tuesday evening, August 20, 1889, 
were married Henry Danielson Hopkins and Miss Minnie Underwood, of Phelps. 

'87. Andrew H. Scott has located at Sioux Falls, South Dakota, in the real 
estate business. 

'87. Frank B. Severance holds the principalship of the New Hartford, N. Y., 

'88. Carl W. Scovel, of Constantinople, Turkey, spent the summer upon the 
continent, visiting Germany, Switzerland and Paris. 


'48. Martin L. Gaylord, one of the charter members of the Amherst chapter, 
resides at Easthampton, Mass. All of the seven men who founded the chapter on 
July 29, 1847, are alive. 

'53. The Rev. Amos H. Coolidge is pastor of the First Congregational Church 
of Leicester, Mass. 

'56. The Rev. James A. Bates, formerly of Barton Landing, Vt., is now pastor 
of the Congregational Church in Williston, Vt. 

. '56. The Rev. Josiah Beardsley is a Congregational clergyman at Wilmette, III. 
He was formerly at East Troy, Wis. 

'56. James Russell is chairman of the Board of Selectmen at Winchester, Mass. 
He is a frequent contributor to the papers and reviews. 

'72. The Rev. Arthur J. Benedict is pastor of he Pacific Congregational 
Church, at Minneapolis, Minn. His address is 215 Acker street. 

*8?. Frank C, Partridge is the private secretary, of .Secretary, of . War, Red field 
Proctor, who was elected to the Fraternity by the Middlebury chapter eleven years 
ago. His son is Colonel Fletcher D. Proctor, '82. 

'73. John A. Bennett is Acting Director of Perkins Institution and Massachusetts 
School for the Blind. Address, 53 Tremont street, Boston, Mass. 


'77* Robert O. Graham, Ph. D., is now Professor of Chemistry in Illinois Wesleyan 
University, at Blooming ton, 111. 

'79. Edward P. Crowell is a practicing physician in Brooklyn, N. Y. Address, 
69 Decatur street 

'85. Edwin S. Tirrell, Jr., is principal of the new Prouty High School, at 
Spencer, Mass. 

'86. William F. Walker was married August 15, 1889, at Benson, Vt, to Miss 
Emma S. Jones. Brother Walker is the School Supervisor of Rutland County, 
with headquarters at 7 High street, Proctor, Vt 

'86. Arthur W. Barrett has just been appointed Secretary of United States 
Legation, at Caracas, Venezuela. 

'87. George A. White is at the Union Theological Seminary, 50 East 70th 
street, New York City. 

'87. Edwin Hunt Whitehill, principal of the Hampstead, N. H., High School, 
was married August 20, 1889, at Andover, Mass., to Miss Caroline T. Manning, 
sister of John H. Manning, Amherst, '83. Frederick P. Johnson, Amherst, '87. 
acted as best man. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. John Whitehill, 
Amherst, '58, father of the groom. 


'53. Leverus Eddy is a teacher in the Kentucky Institute for Deaf and Dumb, 
at Danville, Ky. 

'69. Avery Gallup is a real estate dealer at 161 9 Arapahoe street, Denver, Col. 

'73. Joseph H. Vance is a civil engineer at Erie, Pa. 

'76. The Rev. Lemuel B. Bissell has been pastor of the Presbyterian Church 
at Caro, Mich., since 1882. 

'76. The Rev. Melancthon E. Chapin may now be addressed at Howell, S. 

'76. John S. McClure is a member of the law firm of McClure & Coolidge, 142 
Dearborn street, Rooms 27 and 28, Chicago, 111. 

'77. The Rev. Wilson D. Sexton can be addressed' at Hillsdale, Mich., where 
he is pastor of the First Presbyterian Church. 

'77. The Rev. William L. Swan, formerly of Milan, O., is now at Warren, O. 

'82. The Hon. Frank D. Catlin is County Judge of Montrose County, Mont- 
rose, Colo. 

'84. Ledyard M. Bailey is private secretary to the Secretary of the Standard 
Oil Company, Cleveland, O. 

'84. George C. Ford is practicing law at Cleveland, O. Address, 89 Wilshire 

'84. The Rev. John B. Hobart is now preaching at Steele, N. Dak. 


'62. Colonel Samuel Hamblin is practicing law at Hot Springs, Ark. His ad- 
dress is 469 Grand avenue. 

'82. Professor John C. Ryder s address is 102 Mount Pleasant avenue, Boston, 


'83. David W. Knowlton is practicing law in Minneapolis, Minn. His office is 
at 207 Boston Block. 

'85. The Rev. George R. Berry is preaching at Liberty, Me. 

*86. The Hon. Randall J. Condon, district superintendent of schools, resides at 
Templeton, Mass. 

•89. Wallace S. Elden has entered Johns Hopkins University. 


'58. Thomas Dransfield is at present acting as Receiver of the Flower City Soap 
Company. His address is 13 Myrtle Hill Park, Rochester, N. Y. 

'60. The Rev. Charles S. Sheffield is a clergyman at Topeka, Kan. Address, 
804 E. 8th street. 

'64. The Hon. Sereno E. Payne, the Republican candidate from Wayne County, 
New York, was recently elected to Congress. 

'71. Woolsey C. Simpson is a member of the law firm of Little & Simpson, 913 
Congress street, Emporia, Kan. 

'74. Charles E. Fairman, M.D., is Examining Surgeon, United States Pension 
Department, Medina, N. Y. He is a frequent contributor to medical journals. 
Address, Lyndonville, N. Y. 

'74. The Rev. Archibald C. Wilkins has been preaching at the Beaufort Baptist 
Church, Beaufort, S. C, for the past six years. 

'79. Henry W. Conklin represented the Rochester Alumni Association at the Syra- 
cuse Convention. 

'82. Daniel J. Myers, pastor of the Ninth Street Baptist Church, of Cincinnati, 
was tendered a reception recently by the members of his Church, which was men- 
tioned by the city press as one of the most elaborate of its kind ever given in that 
city. Brother Myers has just completed his fourth year as pastor of the church. 

'85. The Rev. J. Ross Lynch, pastor of the Bronson Avenue Church, of Roch- 
ester, and a graduate of the Rochester Theological Seminary, class of '89, is acting 
as Assistant Professor of Mathematics in the University of Rochester. 

'87. Cortland R. Myers has supplied the Lake Avenue Church, of Rochester, 
during the summer. % 


'47. The Rev. Warren Weever Winchester, an honorary member, elected 1865, 
died of heart disease at his home in Blackinton, Mass., August 8, 1889. The body 
was brought to Middlebury for interment 

'66. J. Wesley Lovett has resigned his position as bookkeeper in the firm of 
Smith & Allen and accepted a similar one in the firm of Mead, Mason & Co., of 
Burlington, Vt. 

'68. Alfred E. Higley is proprietor of the Rydal Grange stock farm, Benson, Vt. 

'73. The Rev. Henry A. Blake is a congregational clergyman at Webster, Mass. 

'73. The Rev. George W. Brooks spent part of the summer in Middlebury, Vt. 
Two Sundays he occupied the Rev. Henry M. Ladd's, '72, pulpit, the Euclid 
Avenue Congregational Church, in Cleveland, O. 

'74. Curtis C. Gove, late principal of Drury High School, North Adams, Mass., 
has accepted an election to the head mastership of Cary Institute, a boarding 


school for boys, tinder the patronage of the Episcopal Church, and located at Oak- 
field, N. Y. Mr. Gove is a candidate for Holy Orders, and after his ordination, 
will become rector of St. Michael's Church in the same town. He will enter upon 
his work with devotion and zeal, and with his large and successful experience 
there is no room to doubt that Cary Institute will prosper under his management. 
Mr. Gove was ordained at North Adams on the 22d of September. 

'78. The Rev. Edwin E. Rogers, of New York, has accepted the pastorate of the 
Putnam Presbyterian Church, Zanesville, O. 

'79. Henry Wade, M.D., is a practicing physician at Starksboro, Vt. 

'86. The Rev. Henry Lincoln Bailey was married on August 8th at Schroon 
Lake, N. Y., to Nellie, daughter of E. W. Clute, Esq. Mr. and Mrs. Bailey will 
be " at home," Pasumalai Madura, South India, after the first of January, 1890. 

'87. Henry N. Winchester has entered the Law Department of the University of 

'88. George E. Knapp has been appointed Collector of Customs at Sitka, 

'89. William F. Alden has entered the law office of F. G. Swinington, Rut- 
land, Vt. 

'89. Prentiss C. Hoyt is General Agent for a Philadelphia publishing house. 
Address, West Addison, Vt. 

'89. Leslie H. Raine is at home at West Addison, Vt. 

'89. Carlton S. Severance has located in Denver, Colo. 

'91. Albert N. Prentiss is employed in the War Department, Washington, D. C. 

'93. Edgar R. Brown is teaching at Jacksonville, Vt. 


.'6o. The Rev. Richard De Witt has accepted a call to the Reformed Church at 
Glasco, N. Y. 

'62. The Rev. Elbert Nevius Sebring died October 12th, at the parsonage of 
the Reformed Church of Leeds, Greene County, N. Y. He was born and reared 
among the orchards of that garden of New York, which lies between Seneca and 
Cayuga Lakes. He prepared for college at Ovid Academy, and graduated from 
Rutgers in 1862. He early gained a reputation for proficiency in English compo- 
sition, and was one of the Junior Orators of his class. He was in college an active 
member of the Delta Upsilon Society. Without interruption, his studies were con- 
tinued in the Theological Seminary. He graduated in 1865, was licensed by the 
Classis of Geneva, and ordained by the Classis of Rensselaer, pastor of the Old 
Church of West Ghent. Leaving West Ghent in 1873, he served successively the 
churches of Fairfield, Prattsville, Middleburg and Leeds. In October, 1865, he 
married a daughter of Professor Lewis Beck, of Rutgers College. His devoted 
wife and a single son survive. Brother Sebring was a devoted Christian, whose 
soul thrilled with the thought that he had a call to preach the Gospel to perishing 
men. He was amiable in disposition, a true friend, whose warm heart never lost 
the affection of youth. As a pastor, he Was gentle yet faithful, a comforter in time 
of trouble. His sermons were sound expositions of Gospel truth, carefully written, 


and delivered with characteristic energy. His labors were in every field blessed by 
happy results. — Christian Intelligencer ', October 10, 1889. 

'67. Samuel R. Demarest, Jr., has been appointed a member of the Board of 
Visitors to the State Agricultural College of New Jersey. 

'68. Professor Edward A. Bowser, of Rutgers College, is writing a new text 
book in geometry. 

'69. The Rev. William Elliot Griffis, D.D., pastor of the Shawmut Congrega- 
tional Church, Boston, and author of "The Mikado's Empire,* * "Korea, the 
Hermit Nation," " A Life of Commodore Matthew Galbraith Perry," and other well- 
known works, is now writing a book on " The Poetry of the Songs of Solomon." 

'70. The Rev. Richard A. Pearse, of Minaville, N. Y., while on his way to ex- 
change pulpits with the Rev. Mr. Kyle at Cranesville, on a recent Sunday, was 
thrown from his carriage, his horse becoming frightened by the cars, and was in- 
jured, though not seriously. 

'72. The Hon. George H. Large, of Flemington, has been appointed Collector 
of Internal Revenue for the Fifth District of New Jersey. 

'75. James G. Sutphen, Professor of Latin in Hope College, Holland, Mich., was 
East last summer, visiting friends in Somerville and Millstone, N. J. 

'76. The Hon. Foster M. Voorhees, of Elizabeth, N. J., is the leader of the Re- 
publican House in the New Jersey Assembly. 

'79— '75- Trinity Reformed Church, of Plainfield,N. J., on Sunday, September 22d, 
was full of appropriate and auspicious welcome for its pastor, who had just returned 
in safety from a European tour. The floral display about the pulpit and platform 
was beautiful to behold. The Rev. Cornelius Schenck said it was impossible, under 
the circumstances, for him to keep silent about what he had seen and felt that 
morning. "Pleasant surprises are always enjoyable," he continued, "but some- 
times overwhelming, and it is impossible, my dear people, to tell you how much I 
appreciate all you have done. I cannot fittingly express my thanks. God is indeed 
faithful to his promises. A kind Providence has been following me all my journey 
and absence from you, my prayers have been answered, and everything has been 
working together for good. For your kind welcome to me and mine, I sincerely 
thank you." The pastor then introduced the Rev. John P. Searle, Rutgers, '75, 
of Somerville, who preached an able sermon. 

>8o. Dr. Bevier H. Sleght of Newark, N. J., has been elected Secretary of the 
New Jersey Homoeopathic Medical Society. 

'82-'83. A. Britton Havens, '82, and Henry W. Beebe, '83, have formed a law 
partnership, with offices at 18 Wall street, New York, N. Y. 

'84. M. Linn Bruce, Esq., was admitted to the practice of law at the September 
term of the Delaware Co., N. Y., Court. 

'84. Charles E. Pattison sailed on July 7, for Europe, where he visited the Paris 
Exposition, and thence went to Buenos Ayres, where he is to have complete charge 
of the Edison Electric Light Company's interests in the Argentine Republic. 

'86. Thomas J. Bissell is principal of the High School at Madison, N. J. 

'87. Thurston W. Challen is teaching in Farrand's Preparatory School in Newark, 


'87. Harry J. March is chemist for the New York, Ontario and Western Rail- 
road, and is stationed at Buffalo, N. Y. 

'87. Asa Wynkoop has entered Union Theological Seminary, New York. He 
and William P. Merrill, '87, are together. 

'88. William B. Tomkins has been forced to abandon his plan of entering the 
Theological Seminary at New Brunswick by reason of the continued illness of his 


'66. Charles M. Stillwell is analytical and consulting chemist of the firm of Still- 
well & Gladding, 55 Fulton street, New York City. Residence, 164 St. John's 
Place, Brooklyn. 

'67. Charles £. Harvey is Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas and Supreme 
Court of the County of Newport, R. I. 

'70. President E. Benjamin Andrews, LL.D., of Brown, recently Professor of 
Political Economy at Cornell, has just published a text book entitled " Institutes of 
Economics. " 

'72. William S. Liscomb, formerly associate Professor of Rhetoric and Modern 
Languages at Brown University, received during the summer an appointment from 
the Japanese Government to a professorship in the University of Tokio, Japan. 
He will be at the head of the department of the English Language and Litera- 

'74. The Rev. Albert G. Upham is a clergyman at Montreal, P. Q. Address, 
1 134 Dorchester street. 

'77. James P. Kelley is teaching the classics at Greenwich Academy, Green- 
wich, Conn. 

'79. Judson I. Wood is teaching at Methuen, Mass. 

'80. " The resignation of the Rev. Dr. Thomas Armitage as pastor of the Fifth 
Avenue Baptist Church, which was offered a year ago last April, was accepted at a 
special meeting of the trustees and deacons yesterday. The Rev. W. H. P. Faunce, 
pastor of the State Street Baptist Church, of Springfield, Mass., has been called to 
fill Dr. Armitage's place. Dr. Armitage was born in Yorkshire in 1819. He 
preached his first sermon on a Methodist platform when he was only sixteen. He 
was a Methodist local preacher until 1838, when he came to this country and took 
charge of the Washington street church in Albany. He resigned this charge in 
order to join the Baptist Church. He was called to the ^Norfolk Street Baptist 
Church in June, 1848, and stuck to it during many changes of location. The 
church moved to its present site in October, 1859. Dr. Armitage will be liberally 
provided for by his old congregation. The remainder of his life will probably 
be spent in literary work. The Rev. Mr. Faunce, the new pastor of the church, 
is a graduate of Brown University and of Newton Theological Seminary. He is 
about thirty years old." — New York Sun. 

The Rev. Dr. Thomas Armitage is an honorary member of the Madison Chap- 
ter, having been elected in 1872. 

'82. William E. Jillson and family, who went abroad some months ago, are now 
in Berlin, where Brother Jillson is engaged in study. 


'83. William E. Simonds has resigned his instructorship in Cornell to take the 
chair of English at Knox College, Galesburg, 111. 

'84. Frank M. Bronson is retained at Cornell as instructor in Latin and Greek. 

'87. Frank S. Dietrich has been transferred from the chair of Latin in Ottawa 
University, Kansas, to the chair of history, including a course in American politics. 
He has decided to make history a specialty. 

'89. Frank W. Carpenter is teaching in the High School at Attleboro, Mass. 

'89. Charles A. Denfeld is at the Episcopal Divinity School, Cambridge, Mass. 

'89. William G. Lathrop is at the Yale Divinity School, New Haven, Conn. 

'86. Richard R. Martin is at the Columbia Law School, New York, N. Y. 

'89. Robert L. P. Mason is taking an advanced course in chemistry at the 
Brown University laboratory. 

'89. George Packard is studying law in Chicago, 111. His address is 52 Astor 
place. " 

'90. Lincoln C. Heywood has entered the class of '91 at the Massachusetts In- 
stitute of Technology. 

'92. Edwin L. Newell is in business with his father in Pawtucket, R. I. 


'69. The Rev. Edward K. Chandler, D.D., has resigned the pastorate of the 
Broadway Baptist Church, of Cambridgeport, Mass., to become pastor of a church 
at Warren, R. I., one of the oldest in the State. 

'71. The Rev. Edward Ellis, D.D., holds the position of General Secretary for 
the American Baptist Home Missionary Society in the State of Ohio, Michigan and 
Indiana. His headquarters are at Ypsilanti, Mich. 

'72. The Rev. Judson O. Perkins last spring received the degree of Ph.D. from 
Syracuse University on examination in Christian evidences. 

'73. Professor James W, Ford, Ph.D., formerly principal of Colgate Academy, 
and later Treasurer of Madison University, has accepted the position of principal 
of Pillsbury Academy, at Owatonna, Minn., and began his duties there in the 
month of October. This academy holds an important position in the educational 
interests of the State, and a strong man was needed at its head. Dr. Ford carries 
into his new field of work a large experience and executive ability. 

'73-' 74. The Rev. Alvah S. Hobart, of Yonkers, N. Y. f returned in September 
from a short trip to Europe. In his absence his pulpit was ably filled by the Rev. 
Archibald Wheaton, '74, 

'74. The Rev. John C. Allen, of the Hanson Place Church, Brooklyn, has 
resigned his pastorate, and is going with a party of friends for an extended tour in 
the Holy Land. 

'75. The Rev. Seward Robson, formerly of Seneca Falls, N. Y., is at present 
pastor of the Baptist Church at Hoosick, N. Y. 

'76. A pleasant wedding recently occurred at "Birch Haven," the summer 
home of the Rev. John C. Allen, '74. Mr. Allen's sister, Fannie, was married to 
the Rev. Thomas J. Whittaker, '76. The ceremony was performed by Brother 
Allen, who composed a poem for the occasion. 


'76. The Rev. Pitt H. Moore has recently returned to America from Nowgong, 
Assam, where he has labored for the past nine years as a missionary. 

'78. Clarence C. Hobart is secretary and treasurer of the Parent Paper Co. at 
Middletown, O. He is also president of the Hobart Electric Co. of that place. 

'79. Arthur C. Heath is Deputy County Auditor at Buffalo, Minn. 

*8o. Professor George A. Williams, formerly professor of Greek in Cook 
Academy, is at present principal of the Vermont Academy, Saxton's River, Vt. 

'81. The Rev. Donald D. McLaurin, of Minneapolis, Minn., has recently 
returned from a six months' visit to the Holy Land. 

'82. Eugene M. Pope, attorney-at-law, 63-65 Washington street, Chicago, III 

'85. The Rev. John S. Festerson is pastor of a church at Red Wing, Minn. 

'86. The Rev. Albert A. Bennett was ordained to the ministry at Whitehall, N. 
Y., July 30th, and has a pastorate at that place. 

'86. Edward N. Fletcher has entered the Hamilton Theological Seminary. 

'•86. The Rev. Albert E. Seagrave sailed for Rangoon, Burmah, September nth. 
He will enter the mission field under the auspices of the American Baptist 
Missionary Union. 

'86. Edward E. Whitford is studying theology in Union Theological Seminary, 
New York, N. Y. 

'87. Owen Cassidy is practicing law at Havana, N. Y. He was admitted to 
the bar last spring. 

'87. William F. Langworthy continues for the present year in his position as 
teacher in Keystone Academy, Factoryville, Pa. 

'87. Fred. W. Rowe is practicing law. His office is at 186 Remsen street, 
Brooklyn, N. Y. 

'88. Frank C. Barrett, Clayton Grinnell, and Fenton C. Rowell have entered 
the Junior class in the Hamilton Theological Seminary. 


'70. Professor Theodore B. Comstock has resigned his position as professor of 
Mining Engineering at the University of Illinois, to accept that of Assistant 
State Geologist of Texas. Dr. Comstock may be addressed at Austin, Texas. 

'72. The Rev. George F. Breed is one of the vice-presidents of the Cornell 
University Alumni Association for 1889-90. 

'72. President David Starr Jordan, LL.D., of Indiana University, is one of the 
editors of the Cornell Review. 

'74. Reuben B. Foster, formerly of Flushing, L. I., has accepted a position on 
the State Geological Survey of Arkansas, at Little Rock. . Dr. John C. Branner, 
also '74, is the State Geologist. 

, 74-76-'8i. The Hon. Charles D. Baker, '74; Eugene Frayer, '76, and Otto M. 
Eidlitz, '81, are among the sixteen incorporators of the new New York Cornell 

"79. Charles M. Youmans is a lumberman, member of the firm of Youmans 
Bros. & Hodgins, Winona, Minn. Address, 227 Wilson street. 


'82. " Municipal Police Ordinances " has just been published by Norton T. 
Horr, '82, and Mr. A. Bemis. The work is favorably reviewed by the Central 
Law Journal, the American Law Review, the Law Librarian, and the Nation. 
Messrs. Robert Clarke & Co., of Cincinnati, are the publishers. Brother Horr was 
married on Wednesday, November 27th, to Miss Martha Umbstaetter, 334 Pearl 
street, Cleveland, O. 

'83. Robert G. Scherer, of Albany, N. Y., was the successful candidate of the 
Republicans for Surrogate of Albany County at the recent election. 

'85. Henry Collier^ Olmsted has opened a law office in the Phelps Building, 
Binghamton, N. Y. 

'86. Charles H. Hull, of Ithaca, N. Y., was elected Secretary of the Cornell 
Alumni Association at the last Commencement. 

'86. Allyn A. Packard has established himself as an architect in the Gaff Build- 
ing, 230 La Salle street, Chicago, 111. 

'87. Fred Whitmore Hebard was married, August 21st, at East Saginaw, Mich., 
to Miss Flora Horr, daughter of ex-Congressman R. G. Horr. Charles W. Horr, 
Jr., '87, officiated as best man, and Albert R. Warner, '87, as one of the ushers. 

'87. Charles William Horr, Jr., was married on Wednesday, November 27th, at 
Sandy Creek, N. Y., to Miss Mabel Howes Hebard, sister of Fred W. Hebard, 
Cornell^ '87. The young couple will be at home at Wellington, O., after De- 
cember 1, 1889. 

'87. James £. Russell has been called to take the principalship of the Casca- 
dilla School, at Ithaca, N. Y. He will enter upon his duties in September, 1890, 
at which time it is expected the new school building will be completed. Brother 
Russell has recently been married. 

'88. Wythe Denby, son of the United States Minister to China, is in business at 
Salt Lake City, Utah. His engagement to Miss Lucia Hayes of Milwaukee, Wis. , 
is announced. 


'70. The Rev. Francis D. Kelsey is pastor of the Congregational Church in 
Helena, Montana. "He is the chief authority in botany in that State, and is 
making an enviable scientific reputation in his specialty." 

'75. John E. Sater is a lawyer at 51^ South High street, Columbus, O. 

'75. John C. Schminke, M.D., may be addressed at 347 West Forty-eighth 
street, New York City. 

'78. The Rev. Edwin K. Mitchell is pastor of the Presbyterian Church in St. 
Augustine, Florida. His congregation is building a new parsonage and a new 
$250,000 church. This church, when completed, will be the finest in the South. 

'8i. Charles G. Slack will resume his assaying work in the West next spring. 

'82. Mr. and Mrs. Theron H. Hawks, of Duluth, Minn., rejoice in the addition 
to their family of a young son. 

'82. Henry M. W. Moore, M.D., is taking a course in chemistry and medicine 
in Johns Hopkins University. He is also doing some hospital work in Balti- 


'84. Allen £. Beach has returned to Union Theological Seminary, where he will 
complete his studies this year. 

'84. Frank £. McKim, M.D., of Marietta, was nominated by the Republicans 
of Washington County as their candidate for coroner. 

'84. Minor Morris is finishing his course in the Ohio Medical College of Cin- 

'85. The Marietta Register, of which Earle S. Alderman is one of the proprietors, 
has recently been changed into a triweekly. 

'85. Charles L. Mills is attending the Chicago Theological Seminary. He took 
the second prize in the entrance examination for advanced scholars in Hebrew. 

'85. Charles S. Mitchell is in the oil business in Terre Haute, Ind. 

y &7-8&. Walter H. Shedd has returned from Oroomiah, Persia, where he has 
been engaged in missionary work for the past two years. He has entered Prince- 
ton Theological Seminary, to prepare himself for future work in the same field. 
During his absence Robert M. Labaree, '88, occupies his position. 

'88. Walter G. Beach will continue as tutor in the Academy for another year. 

'88. Rollin W. Curtis has completed his course in Pharmacy at Chicago, and is 
now in business with his father in Marietta, Ohio. 

'89. Howard W. Dickinson has been appointed principal of Beverley College, 


'85. Frank Cook has been engaged in business since August 1st, at Geneseo, 111. 

'85. George Reynolds is superintending mining operations at Johannesburg, 
South Africa. 

'85. Leonard Skelton, M.D., has received an appointment in the Insane Asylum 
at Kankakee, 111. 

'86. The Rev. Robert I. Fleming is preaching at Batavia, 111. 

'87. Harvey A. Harding has a position in the Pension Department, Washing- 
ton, D. C. 

'88. Charles E. Linebarger, after an extensive bicycle trip in Germany, is study- 
ing at Munich. 

'88. Oscar Middlekauff is studying law at Sioux City, la. 

'88. Arthur Pattison is principal of the High School at Lake View. 

'89. John Q. Adams is studying in the University of Halle, Germany. 

'89. Arthur E. Elmore is with the Union Pacific Railroad Co., Omaha, Neb. 

'89. Samuel S. Farley is Principal of Schools at Aledo, 111. 

'89. Gustave Kunstman is with D. Appleton & Co., of Chicago, 111. 

'89. Herbert G. Leonard holds his charge at Wilmette, 111., and at the same 
time is carrying his theological course in Garret Biblical Institute. 


'86. William F. Osgood is engaged to Fr'aulein Theresa Ruprecht, of Gottingen, 
'86. Albert A. Gleason is making up a law practice in Boston, Mass. 
'89. Clarence A. Bunker is in the Harvard Law School. 


'89. Stillman R. Dunham is teaching at Mr. Harding's private school at Bel- 
mont, Mass. 

'89. Leon S. Griswold is at work on the State Geological Survey at Little Rock, 
Ark. , under John C. Branner Cornell^ '74. About the first of December he will 
return to Cambridge and enter the Graduate Department of Harvard as a candi- 
date for Ph. D. 

'89. Guy H. Holiday is in the Harvard Law School. 

'89. William F. Pillsbury is in the Harvard Law School, and is also Assistant in 
History in the College. 

'89. Randolph C. Surbridge is in the Harvard Law School. 

'89. William H. Warren is Assistant in Chemistry in Harvard University. 

'89. Clarence A. Wait is studying law at Decatur, III. 

'89. George E. Wright is in the Harvard Law School. 


'86. William E. Bainbridge is Law Librarian of the State Library, Madison, Wis. 

'87. Ambrose P. Winston will spend the year at Berlin University. 

'88. Fredolin Beglinger has passed his examination before the State Board and 

been admitted to the Bar. He is in practice in Oshkosh, Wis. 

'89. Theodore A. Boerner is in business in Milwaukee, Wis. 

'89. Edward Kramers is studying at Gottingen University, Germany. 

'89. William E. Plummer is the District Attorney of Pepine County, Wis. 

'89. Horace J. Smith is at the Columbia Law School, New York. 

'89. Frederick H. Whitton is Fellow in Philosophy in the University of 



'85. George K. Angle is teaching in Boulder, Colo., and studying medicine in 
the Medical Department of the University of Colorado. 

'86. Samuel Barber is now preaching in Colorado. 

'86. Joseph H. Tudor has resigned the principalship of the Allegany County 
Academy, to accept the chair of Mathematics in Coates College, Terra Haute, Ind. 

'87. John G. Conner, principal of the West Nottingham Academy, Colora, 
Md., was married, June 25th, to Miss Carrie Sciple, of Easton, Pa. 

'89. J. Warren Angle, formerly in the drug business in Philadelphia, has lesigned 
his position and returned to his home at Kelley Cross Roads, Pa. 



'85. Nelson G. McCrea, Ph.D., was the Examiner in Latin at the opening of the 
Barnard College for women. 

'87. Warren E. Sammis is an attorney and counsellor at law. Monday, Wednes- 
day, Thursday and Saturday at 69 Liberty street, New York City. Tuesday and 
Friday at 57 Main street, Huntington, L. I. 

'88. Charles L. Eidlitz, of the firm of Augustus Noll & Co., General Electric 
Light Contractors, was married at 460 Madison avenue, September 25th, to Miss 
Margaretta Ruth Lydon, daughter of Martin J. Lydon, Esq. The young couple will 
be glad to welcome friends at No. 80 East 1 16th street, New York City. 

'89. Henry W. Brush is teaching at Mayville, N. Y. ' 


'89. William V. King, Jr., is at 19 West 21st street, New York, N. Y. 

'89. Harrison T. Slosson is in business at Mt. Kisco, N. Y. 
. '89. Henry B. Turner, Jr., is in the coal business with his father, foot of East 
23d street. He resides at 446 Madison avenue, New York, N. Y. 


'87. Otway Owen Terrell died October 13, 1889, of typhoid fever at Harrisburg, 
Pa. Brother Terrell has, since his graduation, been with the Steelton Iron 
Company, where he occupied a position of trust. He but recently resigned his 
position to accept that of superintendent of the Lynchburg Works. 

'87. Robert Lee Whitehead was married on Wednesday, November 6th, to Miss 
Fannie Lea Zogbaum, at St. Peter's Church, Germantown, Pa. 

'88. Luther R. Zollinger has been appointed Assistant Engineer on the Middle 
Division of the Pennsylvania R. R. 

'89. Pearce Atkinson is in the railway supply business at Chicago, 111. Address, 
218 La Salle street. 

'89. Ralph M. Dravo is with the Carnegie Iron Co. at Pittsburgh, Pa. 

'89. Lester C. Taylor recently sailed for Cordova, Argentine Republic, S. A., 
where he is to be an assistant in the National Astronomical Observatory. 


^87. Wilson L. Fairbanks, of the Republican staff, whois a Natick boy and was 
graduated at Tufts college in 1887, was married at Waltham, yesterday, to Miss 
Nellie I. Bates, daughter of Joseph C. Bates. The wedding was a pleasant but 
quiet affair, attended by the families directly interested, and was the occasion of 
abundant good wishes. Mr. and Mrs. Fairbanks will make their home in this 
city. — Springfield, Mass., Republican, September 25, 1889. 

'87. True W. White, of Methuen, Mass., has been elected principal of Proctor 
Academy at Andover, which is in the control of the Unitarians of New England. 

'88. Clarence F. French will enter the profession of law. 

'89. William B. Eddy has entered the Tufts Divinity School. 

'89. John S. Lamson will work at his profession, engineering, at Boston, Mass. 

'89. Burdette H. Loomis will at present work on the home farm at Tyner, N. Y. 

'89. Herbert O. Maxham will attend to the Post Office at College Hill, Mass. 


'85. The Rev. Thomas M. Guild is preaching at Greentown, Ind. 
'86. The Rev. James M. Lewis is attending Boston Theological Seminary, and 
preaching at Fair Haven, Mass. 

'87. Elmer E. Meredith is principal of the Rochester High School, Rochester, Ind . 

'87. William L. Laufman is preaching at Evart, Mich. 

'88. Ross S. Ludlow is principal of the Dunreith Schools, Dunreith, Ind. 

'89. Raymond C. Best is studying law at Warsaw, Ind. 

'89. William A. Boyd is preaching at Savoy, 111. 


'87. Alexander W. .Russell, Jr., has accepted a position with the Security Trust 
Company, 416 Walnut street, Philadelphia, Pa. 

%u f^tmoxixm. 

Lehigh, '87. 

Whereas, It has pleased our Heavenly Father, in his infinite wisdom, to remove 
by sudden death our beloved and esteemed brother, Otway Owen Terrell, of the 
class of '87, therefore be it 

Resolved, That we the members of the Lehigh Chapter of the Delta Upsilon 
Fraternity, while bowing in submission to the Almighty will, express the sense of 
our loss in the death of a loyal brother, whose best efforts in college and business 
lifejvere ever directed in generous aid of his associates, and in the earnest culture 
of a manly Christian character ; 

Resolved \ That we extend our deepest sympathy to his bereaved family and 
friends ; 

Resolved, That copies of these resolutions be sent to his family, and also to the 

Fraternity Publication. 

Samuel D. Warriner. 
Paul M. Paine. 
Charles E. Fink. 
In behalf of the Lehigh Chapter. 

Rutgers, '62. 

New Brunswick, N. J., October 15, 1889. 

Whereas, Almighty God, in his infinite wisdom, has seen best to take to him- 
self our brother, the Rev. Elbert N. Sebring, of the class of '62, be it 

Resolved \ That we, the Rutgers Chapter of the Delta Upsilon Fraternity, do 
recognize a severe loss in the death of an honored alumnus ; 

Resolved, That from the depth of our own grief we extend to his bereaved 
family our heartfelt sympathy ; 

Resolved, That, in token of our affliction our badges be draped for thirty 
days ; and 

Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be sent to the family and be printed 

in the Targum and Delta Upsilon Quarterly. 

Paull J. Challen. 
Edward V. V. Searle. 
In behalf of the Rutgers Chapter. 


CORNELL, *00. 

Ithaca, N. Y., October 17, 1889. 

Whereas, It has been the will of Divine Providence to remove from our midst 
our beloved brother, Harry Silas Foskett, of the class of '90, therefore, be it 

Resolved, That we, the Cornell Chapter of the Delta Upsilon Fraternity, do 
extend to his family our heartfelt sympathy in their bereavement, and express our 


deep sorrow at the loss of one whom we have learned to love, honor and respect, for 
his noble qualities of mind and heart. 

Resolved, That in his death our chapter has lost a most esteemed and prom- 
ising member, whose memory will always be cherished as the dearest treasure of 
our fraternity life ; and be it also 

Resolved^ That copies of these resolutions be sent to his parents, and to each 

chapter of our Fraternity. 

John W. Baton, 

Albert P. Fowler, 

Henry P. Broughton. 
In behalf of the Cornell Chapter. 


"Coal and the Coal Mines." By Homer Greene, Union, '76. i6mo. Houghton, 
Mifflin & Co., 1889. 

This neat little volume, which forms the fifth of the * * Riverside Library for 
Young People," is well suited to give a young person a good idea of the formation 
of coal and of the history of its use as one of the great agents of modern civiliza- 
tion. The author carries us back to the beginning, and carefully traces the geo- 
logical theories of the growth of the coal beds and of the forces that brought them 
to their present positions* Then he gives us a minute description of the discovery 
of coal and of the methods of mining. Starting with a description of the coal 
districts of this country, Mr. Greene carefully describes the various ways of open- 
ing a mine and of developing it. He then tells us of the life of the miner himself 
and of the wages paid. The volume ends with a glossary of mining terms. 
While the work is intended for young people, it contains many points of interest to* 
the ordinary reader. We can commend it to any one who wishes to obtain a. 
popular idea of the subject. 

"Seven Thousand Words often Mispronounced." By W. H. P. Phyfe. i6mo, 
cloth, $1.25. G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1889. 

In this new volume dealing with the pronunciation of words the author de- 
parts from those who have preceded him by introducing a large number of words 
and phrases from foreign languages. As he says, " No other similar book pre- 
tends to give a list in any way approaching it for cbmpleteness." This we think 
is his weak point. A work of its handy size should contain only such words as one 
meets in ordinary reading or such as one would use in conversation. Other words 
should be left to the large dictionary. The author would do well to increase the 
number of words, thus making the work one of reference, or, if he prefer the small*, 
handy form, the number of words should be reduced by omitting those foreign 
words not used in ordinary works of history and fiction. S. S. H. 
























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Delta Upsilon Quarterly. 

FREDERICK MELVIN CROSSETT, Xew York, '84, Editor-in-Chief. 
Robert James Eidlitz, Cornell, '85. 

Wilson Lincoln Fairbanks, Tufts, '87. 

Samuel Max Brickner, Rochester, '88. 

Samuel Stafford Hall, Harvard, '88. 

Vol. VIII. FEBRUARY, 1890. No. 2 


William Henry Harrison Miller, Hamilton, '61, whose por- 
trait is given on the opposite page, was elected President of 
the Fraternity by the last annual convention. This is the 
second time that he has held this position, having been pre- 
viously chosen President by the convention held with the 
Colby chapter at Waterville, Me., on May 15 and 16, 1861. At 
the time that Mr. Miller was in college, the Hamiltoii chapter 
was enjoying much prosperity and numbered over thirty 
names on its membership roll. Mr. Miller took an active in- 
terest in fraternity affairs, and was the senior delegate from his 
chapter to the convention of 186 1. In this convention he first 
held the chairmanship of an important committee and later 
was elected President. 

In a recent number of the University John C. Carter gives 
this sketch of Mr. Miller's life : 


' * Hamilton College is again fortunate in its list of distinguished grad- 
uates. In New York, among the lawyers, we know and highly respect 
Theodore W. Dwight, of the Columbia College Law Department, and 
the Hon. Elihu Root, late United States District Attorney for New York. 
Without looking into the lists of distinguished clergymen and physicians 
who claim Hamilton as their Alma Mater, we are glad to add to the list 
of lawyers the name of William Henry Harrison Miller, now Attorney- 
General of the United States. Mr. Miller was born in Oneida county, 
State of New York, in 1840. Early in life he developed a love for study, 
and at the age of early manhood he entered Hamilton College, and was 
graduated w T ith honor just at the time of the breaking out of the rebel- 
lion. He entered the army as a lieutenant in the Eighty-fourth Ohio 
regiment. After serving in West Virginia and Maryland, he left the 
service, and in October, 1862, went to Toledo, where he entered the law 
office of the late Chief-Justice Waite, as a student. Having been offered 
the position of superintendent of schools in Peru, Indiana, Mr. Miller 
left Toledo and went to Peru, where he remained until 1865. During 
this time he devoted all the spare moments allowed by his official duties 
to the study of the law. In the spring of 1866 he commenced the prac- 
tice of his law 7 profession in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where he remained for 
eight years, building up, by his untiring devotion and industry an ex- 
cellent practice. In 1874 he removed to Indianapolis, and became a 
partner of General, now President, Benjamin Harrison and Judge C. C. 
Hines. After that time he continued to reside in Indianapolis until last 
spring, when he was appointed by President Harrison, Attorney -General 
of the United States." 


This genie, from his secret cave, 

Rising unheralded and swift — 
Thrall of the lamp, too proud and grave 
To come when men his presence crave, — 

His fabrics w r eird how doth he lift ? 

Ever, with little care or thrift, 
He mingles with his flame, stern slave, 

As into place his arches drift, 

And into shape his colors shift, 
The drops thy living heart that lave. 

Richard Edwin Day, Syracuse, '77. 


Brown University, in September, 1889, stood on the threshold 
of a new era in its history. Educators beheld with doubtful 
satisfaction her struggle to arouse from lethargic sleep, and 
secretly admired her staggering yet persistent efforts to meet 
the progressive demands of the youth who thronged its por- 
tals. While this would-be rejuvenation of college spirit 
attracted universal attention, the center of interest was and is 
now its newly elected President. 

Elisha Benjamin Andrews was born at Hinsdale, N. H., 
January 10, 1844. Graduating at Brown in 1870 he imme- 
diately became principal of the Connecticut Literary Institute 
at Suffield, Conn. In 1872 he entered Newton Theological 
Seminary and graduated in 1874. In the following July he 
was ordained pastor of the Baptist church at Beverly, Mass., 
where he remained a year and then became President of Deni- 


son Universitj', Granville, Ohio. In 1879 he accepted the 
professorship of homiletics, pastoral duties and church polity 
at Newton. In 1882 he left Newton and spent about a year 
in Germany, studying in Berlin, Munich and Gottingen. 
While abroad he was called to the professorship of history and 
political economy at Brown as the successor of the late Pro- 
fessor Diman. A year ago he was appointed professor of 
political economy and finance at Cornell, and last June was 
unanimously elected President of Brown. 

The degree of D. D. was conferred upon him by Colby in 
1884. andLL. D. by the University of Nebraska in the same 

Dr. Andrews is a man pf exceptionally broad training, and 
has been a special student in many departments of science and 
philosophy. He places scholarship above all political in- 
fluences and consideration, and agrees with Emerson that to 
the seeker after truth * ' nothing is at last sacred but the integ- 
ritj' of your own mind." He often says that "no truth is of 
private interpretation," and his own liberal, aggressive views 
and broad, catholic sympathy exemplify the statement. His 
special departments are history and political economy, and he 
has issued a text book on each subject. At present he is 
teaching psychology and ethics in addition to his executive 

As an instructor Dr. Andrews instils his own enthusiasm 
into his pupils and imparts his own knowledge with a readi- 
ness and lucidity truly marvelous. He has a multitude of 
curious catching words, and an inexhaustible fund of anec- 
dotes which are mingled and interwoven with rare skill. His 
enthusiasm and humor are contagious, and his lectures in all 
departments are the acme of fascination. 

President Andrews is agreeably cosmopolitan in tastes and 
manner, and has not that austere, repellant dignity which 
characterizes the typical college president. His liberal thought 
and aggressive temperament have placed him among the fore- 
most educators and students of the day. Always open to 


conviction from every source, always alert to seize the truth in 
whatever form, he has stored his mind with golden treasures 
of knowledge, and filled his soul with noble traits of character. 
He is the epitome of all the truths which he teaches, and 
a worthy example to every student. 

His administrative policy is progressive and is accomplished 
by accepted and successful methods. Kind words replace 
harsh commands, and he always regards the students as men, 
not school boys. Still a young man, he is fond of young men, 
but his love for youth never lapses into injudicious leniency. 

President Andrews is an enthusiastic Delta U. and beneath 
his official dignity an ardent love for the Fraternity silently 
smoulders awaiting the opportunit}^ for an outburst of that 
spirit of fellowship which is the heritage of every loyal son. 
The fraternity points to Brother Andrews — for such we 
can call him — with commendable pride as the Delta Upsilon 
type of character, ability and attainment. 


Not as the many-breasted Eastern One, 

With blood of slain things worshipped in the night, 
Art thou when present to my inner sight ; 

Nor like to her beheld by Acteon 

Rising with dawn, behind her hounds to run, 
Who slew the woodland creatures by her might ; 
Nor yet seem'st thou that image of affright 

Which judgeth mortals when this life is done. 

I see thee ever in thy maiden guise, 

With smouldering love within thy half- closed eyes, 

Flying between the heavens and the deep, 
Or see thee stooping thro' the wondering air 
To kiss the Prince Endymion, who lay there 

Worn with the breath of kisses given in sleep. 

Hugh McCuixoch, Jr., Harvard, '91 


I stood, once, on a sandy beach, 

And, as I stood, within my reach 

The ocean threw a round, white stone, 

Only the one ; it was alone. 

I lifted it, I turned it o'er, 

I looked. I saw a word — no more. 

Saw ? Still see, though years are passed, 

See, and cannot from me cast 

That one word— "Doomed !" 

"Doomed !" I cried, as through me rushed 

The death throbs of a spirit crushed. 

"Doomed !" I shrieked, as dreadful fear 

Froze within me every tear. 

"Doomed !" the mad, wild waves replied, 

Roaring, crashing at my side. 

"Doomed !" The wavelets out at sea, 

Laughing, mocking, cried to me 

That one word— 4 'Doomed ! " J 

Oh, the terrible despair 
That laid iron fingers on me there ! 
Oh, the wearying, anxious fear 
That follows me so near, so near ! 
Oh, that ghastly, gruesome stone, 
That sent me back to life alone, 
Wand' ring now from land to land, 
Burned with that one scorching brand, 
That one word— "Doomed !" 

Oh, I can't endure it more; 
I cannot live, and o'er and o'er 
Hear that blasting word of death, 
Feel, O Fate, thy cold, damp breath. 
Live, I will not. Doom, away ! 
Thou for once shalt lose thy prey. 
Fate, thou art defied, and Fear — 
Can this be Death ? No more I hear 
That one word— "Doomed !" 

William Howard Edwards, 

Williams, '90. 


The Rev. W. H. P. Faunce, Brown, '80, who has recently 
assumed the pastorate of the Fifth Avenue Baptist Church of 
New York, the leading church of the denomination, is a de- 
scendant of the Pilgrim stock. Six generations of his an- 
cestors are buried in the old Burying Hill at Plymouth, Mass. 

Brother Faunce was born in Worcester, Mass., in 1859, his 
father being a Baptist clergyman, who is now settled at New- 
ton, Mass. He fitted for college in the High School at Con- 
cord, N. H. , entered Brown University in 1876, graduating 
with the classical honor in 1880. During his college course 
he took the President's second Latin Premium, the Dunn Pre- 
mium, the first Carpenter Prize in Elocution, was an editor of the 
Brunonian and class orator. In the fall of 1880 he entered 
the Newton Theological Seminary, and after one year of study 
returned to Brown as instructor of mathematics. This position 


lie held for one year, during the absence of the mathematical 
professor in Europe. Returning to Newton, he finished his 
course in 1884 and immediately settled as pastor of the State 
Street Baptist Church, Springfield, Mass. , to which he had 
been called eight months previous. In 1887 his church sent 
him to travel in Great Britain and on the continent. In July, 
1889, he received the call to the Fifth Avenue Baptist Church 
and began the pastorate on the 15th of last October. 

Brother Faunce is an interested member of the Fraternity. 
This can be said to be inherited, for his father, the Rev. Daniel 
W. Faunce, D. T)., Amherst, '50, is a Delta U., having been 
one of the charter members of our Amherst chapter. Brother 
Faunce was treasurer of the convention held with the 
Middlebury chapter in 1878. He was a delegate from his 
chapter to the convention of 188 1, is an officer of the Western 
New England Club, and responded to a toast at the annual 
banquet of the New York Alumni Association, held in the 
Club House on February 21st. 

Delta U, with our hearts' deep emotion, 

Our pride and the theme of our song ; 
The tributes we bring of devotion, 

And gladly thy praises prolong ; 
Thy name is a symbol of glory, 

A bulwark of justice and right ; 
Thy triumphs shall live long on story, 

No shadow their lustre shall blight. 

Delta U, may high Heaven defend thee 

From all who would dare to assail ; 
May its kind benediction attend thee, 

And before thee thine enemies quail ; 
May thy fame and thy glory; increasing, 

Be sung by thy votaries true ; 
Like the sun, in its course never ceasing, 

Be the praise of our loved Delta U. 

John Love, Jr., New York a?id Rochester, '68. 

The Hon. Orlow W. Chapman, Union, '54, Solicitor -General 
of the United States, died suddenly in Washington, January 
19th, of a catarrhal affection of the kidneys, aggravated by an 
attack of the grip. He had been dangerously ill only a little 
more than a day, and death came before many of his friends 
knew that he was seriously ill. His end was peaceful and 
painless, and he passed away surrounded by his wife, Attorney - 
General Miller, who was devotedly attached to him and who 
had been with him almost constantly during his illness, Mrs. 
Miller, the wife of the Attorney -General, and Dr. Johnson, the 
attending physician. Mr. Chapman was first taken ill about 
three weeks before with the grip. He recovered from this 
attack and insisted upon immediately resuming his duties at 
the office. His exposure brought a relapse, quickly ending in 
death. The funeral services held in Washington were attended 


by the President, the members of the Cabinet, the Justices of 
the Supreme Court and personal friends. 

The interment took place at Binghamton, New York, where, 
on the day of the funeral, many places of business were closed 
and public buildings draped with mourning emblems. Thou- 
sands of people attended the final impressive service, that was 
held in the First Presbyterian Church. The high estimation 
in which Mr. Chapman was held by his fellow citizens is well 
expressed in these resolutions adopted by the Broome County 
Bar Association : 

"Death has removed from the Broome County Bar its most distin- 
guished member. 

Orlow W. Chapman has for thirty-two years belonged to that Bar, and 
for many of those years has been its acknowledged leader. 

As District-Attorney, as Senator, and as Superintendent of the Insur- 
ance Department, he served the people of his county, district and State 
with rare fidelity, untiring zeal and consummate ability. L,ater on, 
when his services were claimed in a wider field, and the people of the 
whole country were his clientage, the same characteristics were displayed, 
fully warranting the dictum of one in high place, that 'his death is a 
public calamity. ' 

Mr. Chapman was a masterful man, influencing his fellows by his can- 
dor, his genius, his logic and the inherent force of his strong personality. 

As a counsellor he was conscientious, conservative and wise, never 
acting on blind impulse, prejudice or passion, advising only after careful 
reflection; but his opinions once formed, were adhered to with honest 
tenacity, and being well grounded on the underlying principles of law, 
were seldom erroneous. 

As an advocate he was adroit, able, logical, convincing, and at times 
eloquent. He had great weight with juries, and possessed a courtesy 
which took the sting from the defeat of his most determined adversary. 

As a citizen and man he was above reproach. He loved the city of 
Binghamton and its people, and was loved and honored by them in re- 
turn, and by each and every one of them is sincerely mourned to-day. 

As a friend and associate he was genial t kind, considerate and com-" 
panionable. Modest, quiet, unostentatious, domestic, and even retiring 
in his habits, he was best loved where best known. His life in his home 
was in character with his whole career, and in that circle his death causes 
a grief too sacred for the public view. 

In all the relations of life he has been a model. 'He hath borne his 


faculties so meek, hath been so clear in his great offices, that his virtues 
are known and acknowledged by all. 

And who shall say that his taking off was not of the kindliest? He 
died in the full strength of his manhood. 'His eye was not dimmed nor 
his natural force abated. ' Disease had not weakened his intellect, nor 
obscured his mental vision, and he met the last enemy as he had met the 
duties and responsibilities of his honored life — calmly, bravely, hope- 

Mr. Chapman was born in Ellington, Conn., January 7, 1832, and 
graduated at Union in 1854. After leaving college he taught for some time 
at Fergusonville Academy. In 1856 he began the study of law with 
Robert Parker, and in 1858 entered practice at Binghamton, N. Y. In 
September, 1862, he was appointed District-Attorney of Broome county. 
In November he was elected to the office which he held until January, 
1868. In 1867 he was elected to the State Senate from the XXIVth dis- 
trict, as a Republican, and was re-elected in 1869. While in the Senate 
he served as chairman of the committees on Literature and Erection of 
Towns and Counties, and was a member of the committees on Claims, 
Judiciary, Roads and Bridges and Erie Investigation. He was appointed 
Superintendent of the Insurance Department of this State by Governor 
Hoffman in December, 1872, and held the office until January, 1876, when 
he resigned. His administration of the office was above criticism. After 
his retirement he resumed his place as leader of the bar of Broome coun- 
ty. He was appointed Solicitor-General May 29, 1889. He was held in 
high esteem by the members of the Supreme Court and the bar. Attor- 
ney-General Miller, who had not known him prior to his appointment, 
became greatly attached to him and valued him highly. He was careful, 
painstaking and conscientious in the discharge of his public duties, and 
the Attorney-General had frequently been congratulated by the Justices 
of the Court upon having secured a gentleman of so much intelligence, 
industry and ability as his chief assistant. The Solicitor-General is the 
legal adviser of the government, and his place is considered next to that 
of a Cabinet officer. 

Mr. Chapman was over six feet in height. He was of a sunny, genial 
temperament, and his uniform kindliness and courtesy endeared him to 
all who were acquainted with him, while his culture and travels made 
him a delightful companion. His wife survives him. He had been 
married a long while, and having no family he and his wife spent much 
of their time travelling. 


The Hon. William Bross, Williams, '38, Ex-L,ieutenant 
Governor of Illinois and one of the founders of the Fraternity, 
died of diabetic coma, at his home in Chicago, at 10:30 p. m., 
on January 27th, aged 76 years. 

Mr. Bross had been a sufferer from kidney troubles for over 
ten years, and a severe stroke of paralysis about two years 
ago nearly incapacitated him for business. He was able to 
move around and attend to a few things until about two weeks 
before his death, then came the last attack of his old 
trouble. He rallied sufficiently from this to be out and attend 
a meeting on January 20th. Returning home, he was never 
able to leave the house again. Sunday he was so ill that a 
consultation of physicians was held, but they could do nothing 
for him and the opinion was expressed that his marvelous 
vitality and strength of will had alone kept him so long alive. 
Sunday night deliriousness came on, followed by the comatose 
state usually preceding cases of diabetic dissolution. The next 
morning he regained consciousness, and was able to speak and 
recognize faces until 6 o'clock, when he again fell into the 
coma and peacefully passed away at 10:30 p. m. 

Mr. Bross acquired his wonderful constitution from a boyhood spent 
among the lumbermen of the Delaware. To a strong constitution and an 
indomitable will was added a singular simplicity of character. His 
nature was so open that he could not conceal his purposes. Dissimula- 
tion was foreign to him, and men could read him like a book. He had 
exceedingly popular and hearty manners and was always more than glad 
to extend a helping hand to young men trying to make a start in life. 
He was a devout Christian and an ardent Presbyterian member of the 
Second Church. Yet his mind was so broad that he expoused the cause 
of Prof. Swing against Prof. Patton in the trial of the former for heresy. 
Exactness and punctuality in business were two of his most conspicuous 
traits. He was a devoted advocate of the Hennepin Canal scheme. His 
celebrated overland trip to California with Vice-President Colfax, Samuel 
Bowles^and Editor Richardson of New York he often referred to with 
great pride. He also recalled with satisfaction that as Illinois was the 
first State to ratify the fourteenth amendment to the Constitution it fell 
to his lot as Lieutenant-Governor of Illinois and ex-officio President of 


the Senate to write his name first on the act of ratification. Mr. Bross 
was a successful public speaker and took an active part in several politi- 
cal campaigns. His sympathetic manner of meeting an audience ren- 
dered him highly effective. Mr. Bross was deeply intested in the Uni- 
versity of Lake Forest. Last year he endowed a professorship in that 
institution and donated to the university a house for the residence of 
the incumbent He also contributed large sums to the guarantee fund of 
$ i, 000,000 which is being raised in behalf of the university. 

He was a close friend of President Lincoln, and appeared with him on 
the stump in his first Presidential campaign. He often visited him at the 
White House. In 1867 Mr. Bross visited England and met Mr. Gladstone 
at a dinner. Mr. Bross plainly told the Grand Old Man that America 
would require a settlement of the Alabama claims or there would be war. 
Mr. Gladstone was astonished, but when time proved Mr, Bross to be 
right he recalled the interview with feelings of some elation. Some years 
ago Mr. Bross presented a bell and a clock to the church in Milford, Pa. , 
which he joined as a boy. 

Up to the formation of the Republican party Mr. Bross had been a 
Democrat. As his breadth of mind enabled him to support Prof Swing, 
though a strong Presbyterian, so it enabled him to accept the principles 
of the Republican party, In the old Democratic Free Press Mr. Bross 
introduced the feature of publishing a review of Chicago's business at 
the beginning of each year. In this, every morning paper of the city has 
followed in his foot-steps. Among his lifelong friends was the late Mark 
Hopkins, President of Mr. Bross' alma mater, Williams College. 

Mr. Bross was born near Port Jervis, N. J., November 4, 1813. While 
yet a boy the family removed to Milford, Pa., where he entered the Mil- 
ford Academy at the age of 16. Two years later he went to Williams 
College and graduated with honors in 1838. In the following autumn he 
became principal of Ridgebury Academy and taught there successfully 
for five years, after which he removed to Chester and taught five years 
more. He was an able instructor, a thorough classical scholar, and a 
devoted student of natural history. 

In October, 1846, Mr. Bross visited Chicago, St. Louis and other West- 
ern cities, and became attracted to Chicago, removed there in May, 1848, 
and became a partner in the firm of Griggs, Bross & Co., booksellers. At 
the end of a year Mr. Bross withdrew from the firm and in connection 
with the Rev. J. A. Wight began publishing the Prairie Herald, a reli- 
gious newspaper, which was continued two years with moderate success. 

In 1852, when Chicago had been connected with the East by the Michi- 
gan Central and the Michigan Southern railroads, Mr. Bross, in connec- 
tion with John L. Scripps, started the Democratic Press, a paper Demo- 
cratic in politics and especially marked for its commercial and financial 
ability. The formation of the Republican party in the autumn of 1854 


caused a change in the political course of the Press, its editor from that 
time on being a firm Republican. It was not long until his strong ad- 
vocacy of the doctrines of the new party, both as a writer and a speaker, 
made him a prominent figure. He stumped the State during the Fremont 
campaign, and in Cairo delivered the only speech made there in favor of 
the new party and its ticket. In 1855 Mr. Bross was elected to the City 
Council, serving one term. 

During the war Mr. Bross was a heroic defender of the Republican 
policy. He assisted in raising the Twenty-ninth Regiment of Colored 
• Volunteers, which was commanded by his brother, Colonel John A. Bross, 
who was killed at Petersburg, Va., July 30, 1864. He also aided in dis- 
covering the Rebel conspiracy by which it was proposed, in November 
of that year, to release the Confederate prisoners at Camp Douglas and 
to burn the city. 

His services to the party and the State were recognized in 1864, when 
he was elected Lieutenant-Governor of Illinois. For many years after 
Mr. Bross was active in every campaign. 

After the Chicago fire he took an active part in bringing relief to the 
city, despite the fact that his own home had been swept away in the gen- 
eral ruin. He was the first citizen to present the needs of Chicago prop- 
erly to the business men of the East. His graphic statement given to 
the New York Tribune was the first considerable account of the fire pub- 
lished in the press of that city. His address before the Relief Committee 
of the New York Chamber of Commerce did much to inspire confidence 
in the early restoration of Chicago. 

While Mr. Bross was Lieutenant-Governor the infamous black laws of 
the State were repealed. In 1868 Mr. Bross visited the Rocky Mountains 
in company with Vice-President Colfax and during this trip a mountain 
was named after him. Mount Lincoln and Mount Bross, of nearly an 
equal height, stand side by side in the same range, separated only by a 
deep gorge a mile or so across. 

Throughout his long life Mr. Bross took an active interest in religious 
matters. In 1868 he was President of the International Union of Illinois, 
an association formed for the purpose of erecting an International church 
in London, England, in which leading American ministers might preach 
and thus promote a better understanding between the two leading Prot- 
estant nations of the world. Mr. Bross was one of those who signed an 
agreement in 1874 guaranteeing $ 15,000 salary and expenses for Professor 
Swing, who had then organized the Central Church, each signer being lia- 
ble severally to the extent of $1,000. He was one of the strongest sup- 
porters of the Chicago Academy of Sciences and was its Vice-President 
from 1876 to 1 881, and its President in 1882. He was also prominently 
identified with the Mechanics' Institute. Among his business connec- 
tions outside of his interest in the Tribune may be mentioned the old 


Manufacturers* National Bank, which stood on the corner of Dearborn 
and Washington streets, when it was burned in the big fire, and of which 
he was a director from its organization in 1864. He was also one of the 
first directors of the State Insurance company, incorporated in 1863. 

Mr. Bross was married in 1839 to the only daughter of Dr. John T. 
Jansen of Goshen, N. Y., and a sister of B. L. Jansen, formerly of Jansen, 
McClurg & Co. Only one of their eight children now survives — Mrs. 
Henry D. Lloyd. Four grandchildren were added to the household dur- 
ing Mr. Bross's latter years. — Chicago Tribune. 

The funeral was, as Mr. Bross had wished it should be — 
simple. But the Second Presbyterian Church held more old 
settlers, paying their last tribute to a departed comrade, than 
it had ever before contained. The services were most im- 
pressive. From Dr. Patterson's discourse we quote the fol- 
lowing : 

"The life and character of this man were in many respects remark- 
able and extraordinary. He was industrious and singularly energetic in all 
his undertakings. He studied to use every talent for the accomplish- 
ment of his ends. He was ambitious in a good, laudable sense. He de- 
sired and attained success in almost every endeavor. He took an active 
part in nearly every promising enterprise within his reach, was com- 
monly a leading part, and yet was not selfishly ambitious like some 
who must lead or do nothing. He was cheerful in following, as well as 
in pointing, the way. This was illustrated in his religious life, in which 
he was an efficient helper when not in the advance guard. Mr. Bross 
was distinguished by his public spirit and interest in every public enter- 
prise, whether of city or church. He was a warm supporter of the re- 
union of the Presbyterian Church. For Chicago's high destiny and 
large promise he seemed to have an almost prophetic enthusiasm. He 
was always firm in his moral convictions. At home Mr. Bross was all 
that could be asked of a husband and father. He was characteristically 
cheerful, fond of music, and a patron of art in its various departments. 
He had a special fondness for children, and many recall with pleasure 
the interest he manifested in their intellectual and religious culture. For 
years he was a highly successful superintendent of the Sabbath school 
connected with this church. From his early years he was a true, con- 
sistent christian. He adhered to what is usually called the Evangelical 
faith. He died as he had lived — firm in his belief in Him whom we 
worship as our Savior." 

A large number of prominent people were present, the Press Club was 
represented by its president, Stanley Waterloo, Will H. Freeman, and 
others. The Lake Forest University, by the entire faculty. The Tribune 


office by nearly all its local and editorial staff, a delegation from The 
Tribune Chapel, representatives from the counting room, press and stereo- 
typing rooms, and the Northwestern Chapter of the Delta Upsilon Fra- 
ternity — Mr. Bross having been a member of the Fraternity — by C. M. 
Denny, R. W. Holden, W. R. Parks, and W. A. Burch. 

The latter brought with them the following resolutions adopted by the 
chapter : 

Whereas, In the death of the Hon. William Bross we have lost a valu- 
able friend and brother and an enthusiastic supporter of the Delta Upsilon 
Fraternity of which he was a charter member. 

Whereas. He has sustained to the Northwestern Chapter relations 
of intimacy, and has extended to said Chapter many kindnesses, there- 
fore, be it, 

Resolved, That we the Northwestern Chapter of Delta Upsilon, hereby 
express our deepest respect to his memory and our appreciation of his 
many private and public virtues, and 

Resolved, That these resolutions be spread on the records of the Chap- 
ter and published in the Delta Upsilon Quarterly and The Chicago 

The following was adopted by the Lake Forest University: 

Whereas, The members of the faculty of the Lake Forest University 
have learned with the deepest sorrow of the death of the President of the 
Board of Trustees, the Hon. William Bross, one of the founders of the 
university and one of its firmest friends; and, 

Whereas. They recognize the great loss the university has suffered 
in the death of one who has done so much to promote its prosperity, aid- 
ing not only by munificent contributions of money to meet pressing neces- 
sities and to increase permanent endowments, but even more by his 
thorough comprehension of the needs of the institution and by his per- 
sonal care for all its interests through the Board of Trustees, frequent 
visits to the university, and constant and earnest expressions of sympathy 
and appreciation to the professors and instructors. 

Resolved, That while we mourn the loss of a personal friend, of a gen- 
erous benefactor, and of a zealous and faithful trustee and officer, we re- 
joice that our loss is his exceeding great gain, since we rest in full assur- 
ance that he is now with his Savior in whose service he has constantly 
labored during a long lifetime. 

Resolved, That we extend our sympathy to the afflicted wife and 
daughter of the late President of the board, in the loss of one so worthy 
of respect and* confidence, and so manifestly superior both in private 
character and in public service. 

Resolved, That we manifest our sympathy for the bereaved family by 
attending the funeral service in a body, thus showing our appreciation of 
the character and worth of our departed friend. 


When the editor of the Quarterly asked me to counsel his 
undergraduate readers on the subject of literary composition, I 
trust he did not expect any revelation of novel facts or prin- 
ciples, but only had in mind the advantage that sometimes 
arises from saying an old thing in a new way. 

It is desirable that the young, and especially the ambitious 
writer, should understand clearly what is possible to him in his 
youth, and what is probably impossible. A cultivated and 
graceful style may be attained by a young man or woman who 
comprehends to some extent the genius of our language, will 
study the best models, and knows how to practice self-criti- 
cism ; but good creative work, except in the lighter kinds of 
poetry, has seldom or never been accomplished by a very young 
person. I know of no novel that has permanent value being 
written by an author under thirty years of age. When a young 
writer is discouraged by editorial refusals of his manuscript, 
he should understand that it may not be because he does not 
write well, but because he has substantially nothing to say. 
The great facts of human experience cannot be evolved from 
one's inner consciousness ; you must live them before you can 
know them. As a court of justice will not permit a witness to 
tell what he has heard, so the public that, reads to be enter- 
tained and instructed cares little for any facts, feelings, or 
observations that you may offer it at second hand, no matter 
how skillful your phraseology. But one may learn to till the 
ground before he has a farm of his own to cultivate. 

A good style depends, first of all, upon a good choice of 
words. Is it not as necessary to possess a large vocabulary as 
it is to make sure that such vocabulary as you may have is 
altogether legitimate. There is much good writing in the 
daily newspapers, abounding in wit and well turned sentences; 
but their verbal offences are so numerous, so gross, and so per- 
sistent that they are in danger of permanently corrupting our 
common speech. If I call attention to a few of these, the 
reader will doubtless be able to discover many more. 


It is first an affectation, and then a vulgarism to transfer tech- 
nical terms unnecessarily and topically to common speech. 

The most widely distributed instance of this is the word " en- 


dorse.' ' Undeterred by the disastrous results of careless 
endorsement, our people are now endorsing everything — sen- 
timents, platforms, business and legislative action, the charac- 
ters of men, ' their motives, their assertions, and the men 
themselves. The only proper way to endorse a man is to turn 
him around and with a piece of chalk write your name across 
his back, between the shoulders. You need not read far in 
the dictionary to find the word " approve.' ' A book-keeper 
talks about the * ' balance' ' of an account ; and people who are 
not book-keepers are forever using that word as if they thought 
it meant " remainder," which it does not. Do not write ' ^ar- 
ty" when you mean "person," and do not say that either the 
party or the person was " posted," when 3 r ou mean "in- 
formed." You may be under the impression that two always 
make a couple ; at least the newspapers would justify you 
in that belief. But two do not make a couple unless they 
belong together as a pair. There is no such thing as a 
couple of weeks, or a couple of dollars, or couple of 
comets. Look into your English grammar and see what it 
says about reflexive pronouns, and after that never write 
"John and myself went a fishing, w or " myself and Mrs. Smith 
took tea with our friends." Do not be afraid to use the pro- 
noun I where it properly belongs. Do not use the word 
"commence" unless you can tell what right it has to be in 
our language at all, or what need we have of it. When mis- 
fortunes come thick upon you and you seem to be a victim of 
conspiring circumstances, do not, even in your moments of 
deepest dejection, permit yourself to complain of " hard lines," 
or even to look for better times "later on." When you 
look at one of the many monuments that commemorate our 
fellow citizens who fell in the civil war, you may ask what is 
the position of the bronze soldier that surmounts it, and you 
will be told that his position is known as parade rest. But 
you should not talk about the " position" of president of Yale 



college, or the " position" of attorney-general, or the " posi- 
tion* ' of elevator boy in a hotel. And c Situation* ' is no better, 
though you find column after column of advertisements for 
"situations" in the metropolitan papers. Instead of either of 
these words, the correct term is " place," "office," or " em- 
ployment. ' ' Beware of unnecessary words. Do not write * ' the 
house is situated by the river," and "the school is located on 
a hill." Write "the house is by the river," and " the school 
is on a hill." A little thought will show you the distinction 
between the needful and the needless use of these two words. 
Do not say " the rope was a long one," and " the argument 
was a strong one." Say " the rope was long," and " the ar- 
gument was strong." Do not say " the lumber was for build- 
ing purposes," and the " fuel was for cooking purposes." One 
may, perhaps build his purposes, but it is unfortunate to have 
them cooked. Some expressions that are allowable, and even 
admirable, when used originally become vapid, if not vulgar, 
when repeated for the thousandth time. A good instance of 
this may be seen in the expression "craning the neck." 

When a writer has learned to choose his words as carefully 
as he should choose his friends, his next task is to discover the 
method of putting them in proper order. But this subject we 
must reserve for a future chapter. 

Rossitkr Johnson, Rochester '63. 


Idle were the poet's fancies, 
Idler still the numbers came, 

Laughed the muses at his folly, 
Jested at his verses tame. 

Then thought he of his Honora, 
Sleeping 'neath the willow rare, 

Where in love they laid his treasure, 
Beauteous, divinely fair. 

He thought of the roses twining 
O'er her lonely place of rest, 

Of her waxen fingers folded 
Peacefully on her breast. 

Then into the sad, sweet numbers 
The heart of the poet poured 

Its burden of nameless sorrow, 
Of anguish and grief instored. 

Eagerly read was the poem, 
Wide praised the poet, and long, 

For out of his deepest sorrow 
Was fashioned his sweetest song. 

Fred S. Retan, Madison, '89. 


Three numbers of the Phi Kappa Psi Shield lie before the 
reviewer and are of even quality. The " Old Boy's" recollec- 
tions of his fraternity life in the '50's ought to interest the 
* 'young boys' ' of the fraternity, even though it is reprinted from 
a former volume. The genuine boom in organizing alumni 
associations is met with the natural rejoicings. We are free 
to say that if some of the straggling western fraternities would 
give more attention to extension of this sort, they would take 
a better position in the Greek letter world. The January 
number contains a good article on " How to make the annual 
circular letter interesting to the alumni,' ' and we quote some 
of the practical suggestions : 

" My first point, then, is, crowd the letter with information. Let it be 
a resume of the chapter's work for the year. Do not fill it full of brag- 
gadocio. Above all, do not ' pufP your chapter up to the skies. State 
facts — plain, cold, and telling facts. These are what the every-day bus- 
iness man delights to read. What can delight an alumnus of a college 
fraternity more than to know that his chapter is strong in the manliness 
of men — both as scholars, athletes, and members of society ? Let there, 
too, be news of every action in the chapter and its members, in which 
the alumnus would desire to participate and enjoy, were he still with 
Phi Kappa Psi in active relation. The alumnus should be made to feel 
that he knows the 'boys,' and that he can be proud of them from 
knowledge of their relations in college. * * * * In addition to the 
circular letter I am of the opinion that it would pay every chapter of 
Phi Kappa Psi to issue annually a small catalogue, containing the names, 
business, address, deaths, marriages, etc., of alumni of the chapter issuing 
the catalogue. Pennsylvania Gamma has a committee at work on such a 
catalogue, which will be sent out with her third annual circular letter 
next fall.' ' 

The conservatism voiced in "Our Method of Granting 
Charters' ' is wise and to the point. The writer after consider- 
ing the possible methods of extension, even while indorsing 
the present system, reaches this broad statement : 

"Many of us, if asked the bold, broad question, 'Are you in favor of 
fraternity extension?' reply, 'On general principles, no.' Why? Be- 
cause, we believe a small fraternity is more easily managed, and is more 


unified.' The leading fraternities in the country are small. Three out 
of four of the large fraternities are poor. As soon as a fraternity begins 
to grant a number of new charters, it is spoken of as deteriorating. It is 
absolutely essential that a fraternity be conservative. Our ideal frater- 
nity is one with chapters at only the leading colleges of the country. To 
wear the badge of such a fraternity would be a mark of distinguished 
honor. We believe that brotherly love and devotion to the order would 
here reach the very highest point" 

In order to remedy the recognized evil of voting to grant 

charters when little is known this is suggested : 

"L,et there be published, then, say once in every two months, by the 
executive council or the editor of Shield, a strictly private pamphlet of 
four pages, for the use of the officers and the chapters — one copy for each 
chapter will be enough ; probably fifty copies in all would suffice. The 
expense of printing, sending, etc., would be covered, we think, by a tax 
of from five to seven dollars a year per chapter. Let this pamphlet con- 
tain letters from the brothers in regard to the different colleges in the 
country, and the openings for new chapters ; extracts from letters of 
petitioners, views of officers, etc., — in short, every bit of information 
that will enable the chapters to vote intelligently on petitions. If this 
plan is followed, a petition can never again be a surprise to a chapter, as 
it now is." 

Delta Upsilon's Executive Council might well take a hint 
from this. *** 

Kappa Alpha Theta has caught the craze for a new dress 
(very naturally, as it is the organ of a sorority) and blossoms 
forth with a new cover. It is a literal blossoming, too, for a 
prominent feature of the design is a cluster of the fraternity 
flower, black and gold pansies. This is the first issue of the 
new editorial board and comment may well be reserved for the 


Originality is not a besetting sin with the Record of Sigma 
Alpha Epsilon. Apparently the only things written especially 
for number four of the present volume are a banquet song, the 
editorials, and the chapter letters, not counting a running 
comment on the convention doings. A staff of eight editors 
should do better work than that, unless all are figure heads. 
Here's a how-dye-do at Vanderbilt University : 

" Probably no other chapter in the fraternity presents more diverse 


characteristics — a more composite life. We have the largest man in 
school and also the smallest We have men that are total abstainers 
from principle, and men that like a social glass. We have men as de- 
vout as saints, and those that never pray. We have men that smoke a 
mild cigar and men that eschew the filthy weed. We have men with 
mustaches and men with side-whiskers. Men that are afraid of any- 
thing in female guise, and men that adore their sweethearts. We have 
acted upon the belief that the domination of any one idea in any or- 
ganization will cripple its usefulness and eventually destroy its life. The 
heterogeneous elements that I have briefly enumerated above, in the 
mysterious workshop of Phi Alpha, have been welded into an indis- 
soluble brotherhood.* ' 

We certainly trust for the sake of Sigma Alpha Epsilon's 
future that " no other chapter in the fraternity presents more 
diverse characteristics. ' ' 


The first article in the October Beta Theta Pi on " Frater- 
nity Journalism,^ ' is of general interest, and from it we quote 
these remarks : 

" The convention of Delta Upsilon, held in 1867, authorized the publi- 
cation of a semi-annual, to be called Our Record. The two numbers 
were issued under one cover in the spring of 1868, and were dated Octo- 
ber and April, i867-'68. It was a pamphlet of thirty six pages, with a 
cover in the fraternity colors. It was not a success and did not become 
popular in the fraternity ; the editors footed the bills and attended the 
funeral. The convention of 1870 again authorized the publication of a 
periodical, and the project was tried again under the name of the 
University Review. Two numbers were issued in January and May, 
1870, and then it, too, ceased to exist. * * * Delta Upsilon, whose 
Record and Review we have already mentioned, again made an appear- 
ance in December, 1882, with a Quarterly. It began as a small quarto 
of sixteen pages. In 1884, with the second volume, the Quarterly was 
changed to the usual magazine form, which has since been retained. It 
has also practically remained under the control of one man, Frederick 
M. Crossett, of the New York chapter. It has maintained an even tone 
of general excellence, and its news and opinions have been unusually 
accurate. It is handsomely supported.'* 

The other fraternity organs are also given appreciative notice. 
This conclusion touches on one or two timely matters : 

"Twice during the lifetime of the fraternity press have efforts been made 
to form a press association, and it has often been suggested that one 
journal devoted to the interests of the general fraternity world might 
fittingly take the place of the numerous ones now existing ; but we do 
not think so. Each fraternity has a pride in its own journal which 



elicits a support which a general magazine, however excellent, would 
not, in our judgment, obtain. A union of the business interests of the 
different journals would be desirable, as they do not separately command 
the advertising patronage which their combined circulation of nearly 
forty thousand would obtain. A central bureau might easily obtain and 
print advertisements and distribute them among these periodicals, and it 
might also similarly obtain and distribute plate matter upon topics of 
common interest. The Beta Theta Pi would be glad to be the medium 
for the interchange of ideas upon this subject The fraternity press, 
occupying as it does a field so particularly its own, has its own peculiar 
requirements, and these it seems to meet very fully and adequately. " 

Under miscellany is quoted a letter that came from the 
"cloister" of a rival and is supposed to be a communication 
from a chapter's officers to the parents of a prospective initiate. 
We copy it as a suggestion to all Delta U. men : 

"Your son, though a comparative stranger to us, has been strongly 
recommended by certain alumni and has made a good impression upon 

the active members of who have had an opportunity to form his 

acquaintance. He has been invited to join the chapter of and 

has accepted our invitation. The initiation will take place on — inst. 
We hope that you will freely tell us in confidence anything you would 
like for us to know about your son that may enable us to look after him 
in a brotherly way. Anything you may write in confidence will be 
communicated only to a small committee having the welfare of your son 
and our chapter at heart," etc. 

The rest of the issue is made up of the usual matter, not 
omitting a pitiful appeal from the catalogue editor that ought 
to bring all delinquent Betas to their senses. 

The Rainbow for October is the first issue of a new editorial 
board, and we hope the next number will see the space better 
occupied than in the present instance. Possibly every Delta 
Tau Delta will have a burning interest in the "sample of 
fraternity enthusiasm' ' published, but to the average person 
it reads like what newspaper men call " pure rot." The or- 
ganization of four new chapters gets a good deal of space — 
more than it apparently deserves, considering the frequency of 
additions to the chapter rolls. The chapter letters are well 
written in general, and while often mentioning rival fraterni- 
ties, rarely gossip to an evil extent. The fraternity statistical 
table at the end of this issue shows a total of 447 members in 


38 chapters, an average of less than twelve men to a chapter. 
Is it possible that Delta Tau Delta, when it has got its growth, 
will be very tall, and thin all the way up ? 

It is the fortune of the November issue of the Phi Gamma 
Delta Quarterly to be a convention number, and hence to con- 
tain (unfortunately for exchange editors) less matter of gen- 
eral interest than usual. It is sometimes a question with us 
whether fraternity journals do not give up too much space to 
convention reports. Interesting they doubtless are, but as far 
as reproducing the real life of the inner spirit of the gathering, 
forty pages will effect little more than four. The policy of 
trying to report in full the social features of the occasion seems 
to us a mistake. Following the " Convention Potpourri" in 
this number is a bright little sketch of the home of the New 
York graduate club and its inmates. We regret to learn 
through an editorial that Phi Gamma Deltas are not properly 
supporting their excellent magazine. Did they know the 
comparative thanklessness and often worse of a fraternity edi- 
tor' s task we fancy they would subscribe in hundreds out of 
sheer pity. Our brother editors have our best wishes for a 
constantly increasing mailing list. As we turn the last page 
we note that this volume contains 386 pages. This is truly a 
goodly number, and the quality moreover has not been over- 
balanced by the quantity. 


The chief feature of the October number of the Delta Kappa 
Epsilon Quarterly is what may be called a symposium on the 
question of alumni representation in the annual conventions. 
The Quarterly is soon to publish an article on this pat sub- 
ject, and so we will be content with quoting without comment 
from the three letters published. Two of the writers favor 
alumni representation and the third does not. The latter, to 
our thinking, makes out the strongest case. Here is the nut 

of his argument : 

" The advice, the assistance, the co-operation of alumni members of 
the fraternity, their unrecognized but no less potent restraining and cor- 
recting influence, are invaluable, but to admit them on an equality with 


under-graduates to discussion and vote on the floor of conventions, that 
is another matter. Of course it is assumed that if admitted to repre- 
sentation they will be subject to the same burdens of taxation and con- 
tribution as the under-graduate chapters. If so, they would necessarily 
be chartered and organized in the same way. This done, and the fra- 
ternity would be robbed of half its distinctive features as a collegiate 
Greek-letter society. It was never intended that college fraternities 
should come into competition with Freemasonry, Odd Fellowship and 
the like. They fill a different sphere. And it is believed that the ex- 
tension of chapter organization and privileges to the alumni would result 
only in an imperfect copy of these wide-spread societies. 

If, on the other hand, any self-constituted and unchartered body of 
alumni members may endow themselves with all the privileges of active 
members the result is evident and absurd. It would be almost impossible 
to place a constitutional and logical limit to the number which might be 
formed, and it would soon happen that under-graduate delegates would 
be crowded out or relegated to the role of silent spectators by their more 
mature and experienced seniors. Such a result, even if it eventuated in 
more perfect organization, and more infallible legislation, could not be 
too much deplored. The backbone of the fraternity is in its under-grad- 
uates. It exists for them. Half the value of its tutelage is lost if they 
are to have alumni to depend on at every turn. Alumni members 
should be a staff, not a crutch. They should help, not carry. It was 
with this idea that the Council was formed seven years ago. Our alumni 
organizations, as they at present exist, have a perfect means of contact 
with the chapters in an advisory capacity through the council, which is 
supposed to keep in touch with both chapters and alumni. More the 
alumni ought not to ask. For after all their interest is less vital, less present, 
than that of their juniors. They live in retrospect. They have passed 
off the stage, not of usefulness, not of activity — Heaven forbid ! — but of 
legislation. No, brother alumni, let us help the boys, let us encourage, 
let us advise, let us restrain them, but let us not try to put them under 
the yoke of a patria potestas." 

Here are the best words of one who thinks differently: 

"Of course, if the fraternity is little more than a device for amusing 
college students, with the by-play of initiations, the member may well 
leave it when he takes his diploma, and to the alumnus it must be merely 
an object of amused recollection. But among the college students them- 
selves the fraternities are taking a much higher place than this, and the 
question is whether we are not now close to the opportune moment for 
making the fraternity a national association of college men, a fraternity 
whose under-graduate members are simply in training, and the great 
majority of whose active members are earning honors for their society as 
well as for themselves in Congress, at the bar, in the centers of trade, and 


in all other fields of activity. I believe the influence upon the under- 
graduate of membership in a society of college men, rather than of college 
boys, would be excellent, while the tendency of graduates to get together 
into alumni associations or university clubs gives evidence of the social 
and intellectual pleasure they derive from this companionship, and the 
fact of present active membership in such a fraternity as ours would 
strongly reinforce the merely reminiscent pleasure which brings the 
alumni together.' ' 

The third alumnus energetically favors representation and 
tells his reasons up to sixthly. These are stated in order : 
First, because the alumni interest in the fraternity will be kept 
stronger; second, because it will stimulate the formation of 
new associations and make the name of D. K. E. to grow in 
the land ; third, because the chapter will get direct benefit 
from any awakening of alumni ; fourth, because alumni organ - 
ization has already done much for the fraternity and alumni 
representation might do more ; fifth, because the conventions 
need just the business-like spirit that older men could give ; 
sixth, because the larger representation at conventions the 
larger the attendance and the greater the success. 

Fair promises are made editorially of more regular publica- 
tion, and we hope the editor will get the needed support. 
There are four well-written pages about exchanges, and one 
could wish the Theta Delta Chi Shield's cover had not been so 
ugly as to discourage the writer from saying more. 

The January number contains little of special interest to out- 
siders, over a third of the issue being given to the addresses 
and poem at the recent convention. The story of the birth 
and growth of the Gamma Phi (Wesleyan) chapter is told in 
three articles and illustrated by a view of the present chapter 
house. An editorial on ' 'Extension by Subsidy' ' deals some 
sharp hits at the alleged conduct of a nameless fraternity, 
whose representatives offered non-society men money to organ- 
ize a chapter in their college. This is not too strongly said : 
" Surely, no self-respecting fraternity will stoop to this subsidizing 
method. The true fraternity maintains so high a standard of excellence, 
occupies so unique a niche in collegiate thought, offers such priceless 
privileges, that young men of the right stamp — with firm fibre and true 
metal — will sacrifice time, energy, money, everything save character, if 
only they may be permitted to enter her portals." 


In the case of the expelled chapter of Phi Delta Theta at the 
University of Minnesota, which Delta Kappa Epsilon has lately- 
absorbed, it looks very much as if these men had chiefly sacri- 
ficed their character in joining D. K. E. 

The seventh volume of the Kappa Kappa Gamma Key starts 
off with a notably strong December number. An article on 
"The Possibilities of Fraternity Journalism" hits forcibly some 
of the shortcomings of the fraternity press. A trio of faults 
are pointed out — lack of unity, novelty £nd originality — and 

this is the writer's remedy: 

"In the case of the first two, however, reform clearly lies within the 
power of the editor-in-chief. Care, forethought and exhaustive study of 
proper models will work wonders. Let the ambitious fraternity editor 
examine the successful periodicals with an idea of determining the con- 
ditions of their success. The system of solicited contributions, of special 
papers, above all the mapping out at the beginning of a general outline 
for the year's numbers — all these can be transferred, with some modifi- 
cations, to amateur journalism. Find out at the start those of your 
chapter, and personal friends in other chapters, upon whom you can rely 
for articles. Search the files of your magazine for the names of those 
who have done good work in the past. Write to chapter correspondents 
for further information. Assign special subjects to those interested in 
special lines of thought. A little preliminary work of this sort, and you 
can be sure of some satisfactory matter for every number; and need not 
make up the magazine at the last minute from a lot of miscellaneous arti- 
cles, whose only connection is that of occupying space in the same 
journal. Then the battle is half won. Unfortunately we must say only half 
won. Even when the leading articles are assured, space still remains 
which must be filled from the great mass of floating contributions. It is 
in treating of these that we reach the third essential and the most elusive 
one — that of originality; and here, at least, the direct influence and re- 
sponsibility of the editor cease. Further suggestions must be addressed 
to the contributors. ' ' 

As if to illustrate this article the Key offers two new and 

interesting departments, ' 'After Commencement Papers/ ' in 

which graduates will tell about their chosen professions, and 

the ' ' Parthenon,' ' which is really nothing more than an open 

letter department, but a good one at that. The establishment 

of chapters at Smith, Vassar and Wellesley is advocated, and 

the fact comes out clearly that sororities have confined their 

work hitherto almost entirely to co-educational institutions. 


The chapter letters bubble over with fraternity love and enthu- 
siasm, while the exchange column is given so little space that 

its life is fairly squeezed out. This editorial speaks to all: 

"Formality is one of the worst foes of the successful chapter meeting. 
Nine-tenths of the ills attributed to "dull subject" or "lack of interest* ' 
could be remedied by a different arrangement of the chairs or the dis- 
carding of set "papers.' ' Indeed, it may be stated almost as an axiom 
that for a chapter meeting speeches are always better than essays and 
discussion is better than either." 

The Alpha Tau Omega Palm is nothing if not Pan-Hellenic. 

Here is one of the editor's New Year's greetings to the chapters : 
Endeavor by the organization of Pan-Hellenic associations at your 
college to make Palm the journal of Pan-Hellenism. Secure cash sub- 
scriptions to it from the members of such associations at half rates) elect 
correspondents, ascertain by discussion with friendly members of the 
chapters of other fraternities the general sentiment and desire for found- 
ing or supporting a representative Fraternity magazine, to which all may 
contribute and subscribe. Canvass the matter, get up a caucus of fraters, 
adopt ways and means and make suggestions through Palm. A Pan- 
Hellenic League should connect the 38 colleges in which Alpha Tau 
Omega has chapters. Let the good work be instituted by the active 
Fraternity men y who are generous and liberal and whose banner is 
Fraternity and Progress. 

In the same .line are the published answers from chapters to 

questions regarding the consolidation of Alpha Tau Omega 

with any other fraternity and Pan-Hellenic consolidation. As 

might be expected, under-graduate sentiment is very strong 

against any union with another fraternity, while opinions are 

very diverse as to the merits of the other questions. This is 

not to be wondered at, since Pan-Hellenism may easily be a 

blessing in one college and the opposite in another. 

Clay W. Holmes begins hjs five years' term as editor of the 
Shield of Theta Delta Chi with a highly creditable December 
number. This is the Convention number, but the detailed 
doings of the gathering are not given to the public. The de- 
partment of "Our Graduates" is growing in interest, many of 
the items and biographies being written in a chatty style that 
is eminently attractive. Under the head of editorial the new 
editor thus outlines his policy : 


"The Shield will not be a literary magazine. Students in college get 
enough of literature, and graduates have the whole list of such magazines 
to select from. What all want is Fraternity news, personal items — and 
such they shall have. We therefore give notice that no criticism con- 
cerning the literary standard of the Shield will be received kindly, as it 
has none and wishes to keep as far from such an appearance as possible. 
* * * * The Shield will be a Fraternity periodical, pure and simple, 
with no pretensions beyond. The editor is a business man, full of work, 
and with more of it on hand than two men ought to attempt, working 
every day at least sixteen hours, yet willing to give midnight oil to the 
task of sorting up matter and writing for a periodical which is for the 
benefit of a band of brothers whose aims are one. The editorials will be 
plain, blunt statements of honest fact and feeling, based upon life as we 
see it and have felt it for twenty years of struggling effort * * * * 
The Shield will treat all questions of a business nature from a business 
standpoint, all Fraternity matters upon the standard thatTheta Delta Chi 
is not, perhaps, any better than other fraternities, but that our Fraternity 
is to us the only Fraternity. It is our world, and when we speak of it as 
"the best" or "the only," we do not do any discredit or injustice to any 
other Fraternity. ' ' 

These are sensible words, and all contemporaries will wish 
for him that he may not lose $300 a year for the next five 


Two numbers of the Kappa Alpha Journal 'bring a miscella- 
neous freight to our door. A letter from the K. C. in the No- 
vember number bears to the members of this peculiarly Southern 
fraternity a high-toned and inspiring message. As we run 
through the chapter letters we are struck by the frequency 
with which ' 'fair maidens' ' are mentioned, Kappa Alpha seem- 
ing to monopolize the favors of the other sex. The chapter 
letter editor speaks well when he says of the letters : ' ' There 
are a few which are very bad indeed.' ' Why, then, O editor, 
afflict the suffering public with them at all ? 

The January number properly jubilates over the establishing 
of a chapter in William and Mary and the reviving of Tau 
chapter, which was suppressed by the faculty six years ago. 
A page and a half is wasted in sharp remarks apropos of a 
recent criticism in the Quarterly. The editorial column 
furnishes a sufficient commentary to this in these words: 
1 'There is nothing that so belittles a man as always to take 
offense and retort at every attack. ' ' 


Nellie Bly wears a D. K. E. pin. 

The latest count of Phi Delta Theta chapters makes the 
number 66. 

Pittsburg alumni of Phi Kappa Psi have formed an alumni 

Psi Upsilon allows the entertaining chapter $250 for conven- 
tion expenses. 

The Ohio Wesleyan fraternities are to revive the annual, the 
Bijou, this year. 

The Delta Psi chapter at Washington and Lee University 
has been withdrawn. 

The district convention of Theta Delta Chi was held in 
Syracuse February 21st. 

The Pi Beta Phi sorority has been incorporated with head- 
quarters at Galesburg, 111. 

The new Chi Phi catalogue is announced for early this year 
and will contain about 300 pages. 

The WofFord chapter of Delta Tau Delta was organized 
November 23 with nine charter members. 

Theta Xi at Stevens Institute has taken possession of a com- 
fortable house, the first at that institution. 

The Alpha (Harvard) and Omega (Chicago) chapters of 
Psi Upsilon, are numbered among the dead. 

The University of Michigan chapter of Delta Kappa Epsilon 
has taken possession of a new chapter house. 

The Phi Kappa Psis of DePauw have secured the former 
residence of Dr. Bowman for a chapter house. 

The charter of the parent chapter of Delta Gamma at Ox- 
ford Institute, Oxford, Miss., has been revoked. 

Delta Kappa Epsilon has initiated fifteen members from the 
freshman class at the University of Mississippi. 


Sigma Alpha Epsilon has resurrected its Furman chapter, 
while its Erskine chapter has gone the way of all flesh. 

Non-society men at the University of Alabama are termed 
1 * rats. ' ' This is considerably better than ' ' chestnuts. ' ' 

The Pi Beta Phi girls of Lombard university were recently 
given $75 by the graduate and active members of Phi Delta 

The Sigma Chi chapter at Hampden-Sidney college is dead, 
none of the members returning. The college still supports six 

The chapter of a would-be fraternity, Tau Delta Sigma, has 
been formed at the University of the South, and is said to have 
established several chapters. 

Clark Howell, of the Atlanta Constitution, recently appointed 
managing editor in place of the late Mr. Grady, is a member 
of Kappa Alpha (Southern). 

The Mt. Union college correspondent of the Sigma Alpha 
Epsilon Record writes that it was Theta Delta Chi, not Alpha 
Delta Phi that was to enter there. 

Phi Kappa Psi is trying to re-establish its chapter at the 
University of Pennsylvania, and the Swarthmore correspondent 
intimates that several members have been initiated. 

The Kappa Kappa Gamma and Delta Gamma chapters at 
Butchel tried the plan last fall of not pledging new students 
before a stipulated time, and both pronounce the experiment a 

Three of the ladies' fraternities held their convention late in 
the fall. Alpha Phi at Boston University, Gamma Phi Beta 
at Northwestern University, and Kappa Alpha Theta at In- 
diana University. 

Theta Delta Chi puts its Gamma Deuteron charge into Mich- 
igan University December 13, the new organization starting 
with seven charter members. This is the fifteenth fraternity 
having an active charter there. 


Alleghany college has furnished many fraternity leaders. 
The general secretary of Phi Kappa Psi and his assistant are 
from Alleghany, and the Phi Gamma Delta Quarterly is pub- 
lished by the local chapter. 

The Kappa Alpha Theta is hereafter to be published at the 
University of Minnesota, making the third fraternity journal 
now published there. The others are the Delta Gamma 
Anchora and Delta Tau Delta Rainbow. 

Twenty -four of D. K. E's. thirty-four chapters report 185 
initiates for last year, an average of seven and seven- tenths per 
chapter. If the customary sixty from Harvard were included 
the per cent, would be increased to ten. 

Three members of Phi Gamma Delta who attended the Uni- 
versity of the City of New York last fall, have been investi- 
gating the advisability of establishing a chapter of their fra- 
ternity there. The ground is fully occupied. 

Although we have been silent we have been by no means in- 
active. We have ten active men in college, and have pledged 
seven fine men in preparatory. All our pledged men in prep- 
dom were rushed by other fraternities. — Northwestern letter, 

Chapters of Kappa Alpha are fined for not sending in chap- 
ter letters to their magazines. Zeta Psi fines her chapters for 
a number of things, and Psi Upsilon's chapters are fined a 
dollar for each week that their annual report to the executive 
council is behindhand. 

There are no men in the freshman class, a fine lot of fel- 
lows, and Alpha Omega has eleven of them pledged. * * * * 
There are eight secret societies in college, Of these, six are 
fraternities the others are local. They are all very strong. — 
Dartmouth letter, Beta Theta Pi. 

Iota Kappa Alpha, the strong local society at Trinity, 
founded in 1829, has been absorbed by the Delta Phi frater- 
nity, much against the protests of the former's alumni, 'tis 
said. The movement simply illustrates the tendency toward 
fraternization as opposed to localization in college society life. 


Delta Upsilon's convention reception was highly enjoyed by 
all of our chapter. From their delegates we heard many kind 
words for Kappa Alpha Theta. On November 7, Delta U. 
gave our girls an informal reception at their chapter-house. A 
most pleasant evening was passed. — Syracuse correspondent, 
Kappa Alpha Theta , 

There is a " Psi U" rumor in the air, but it is probably only 
a rumor. Some even hold the opinion that a number of barbs 
organized and applied for a charter, but were refused. The 
available Greek material is pretty well taken up by the six 
fraternities and five sororities already in the field. — North- 
western letter, Sigma Chi. 

The flagrant boast of Delta Kappa Epsilon that they never 
lose a proposition, is now being tenderly nursed. A short time 
ago they gave a banquet to four men (something hitherto un- 
known in Deke history at De Pauw), whom they were spik- 
ing. The banquet proved a complete ' ' Jonah, ' ' and they lost 
all four of the men, and two more on the strength of it. — De 
Pauw letter, Sigma Chi. 

The rival frats are all doing well. Beta Theta Pi and Phi 
Kappa Psi are the strongest in every way. The three ladies 
fraternities, Pi Beta Phi, Kappa Alpha Theta and Kappa Kappa 
Gamma are in excellent condition. The university is most 
prosperous, although we have no chancellor. Professor Snow, 
the acting president, is doing much for the school. — Kansas 
University letter, Phi Gamma Delta. Professor Snow is a 
member of Delta Upsilon. Williams, '62. 

The rivalry among the various fraternities at Johns Hop- 
kins University this year is more intense than ever before, and 
one of the number, probably fearing dissolution, became so 
alarmed at the state of affairs that it proposed measures of 
amicability, and tried to have the other fraternities indorse 
them, but the idea did not seem to catch, as the feeling of 
rivalry daily increases, and nearly all of the chapters have ob- 
tained regular quarters for their assemblies. — Phi Kappa Psi 


We started in with six charter members. We have so far 
pledged five men, and are likely to secure at least two others. 
The competition is hot, Theta Delta Chi, Zeta Psi and Delta 
Upsilon being arrayed against us. We are not daunted. We 
feel that we have secured men of permanent worth and fine 
ability, and "we know that Delta Tau Delta has placed her 
standard on College Hill in good soil, and that her flag will 
float victoriously after the smoke of battle has blown away. — 
Tufts letter, Rainbow. 

Clay W. Holmes, of Elmira, N. Y., has beea made editor of 
the Theta Delta Chi Shield. Mr. Holmes is a graduate of 
Lafayette, '68, and is an experienced newspaper publisher. 
He is given the entire management of the Shield, both edi- 
torially and financially for the next five years and entirely 
without restrictions. Theta Delta Chi not only appreciates the 
necessities of fraternity journalism, but has met the situation 
manfully If it is possible to make a successful Theta Delta 
Chi magazine it will be done by Mr. Holmes. 

At the convention of D. K. E. at Boston, in October, two 
graduates of the old Miami chapter were present and secured 
the successful issue of a petition from seven students to revive 
the chapter. The chapter was installed the Thursday before 
Christmas by the aid of six or seven visiting members. All 
save one of the initiates are old students in the university. 
This makes active three of the five chapters which were in 
existence when the college closed in 1873. Alpha Delta Phi 
and Delta Upsilon are the ones then existing and now not re- 
vived. — Phi Delta Theta Scroll. 

The other fraternities have shown a marked decrease in 

power. The D. K. E.s have dwindled down to four. They 
once claimed this as their best chapter, but it certainly speaks 
ill for the fraternity if they call their Kenyon chapter their 
best. Alpha Delta Phi suffered a loss of one by graduation, 
and four by withdrawal from college. This leaves them only 
six. The charge of Psi Upsilon is also very much reduced. 
It lost three by graduation and two have not returned. Their 
muster is six, which is very small for Psi Upsilon. — Kenyon 
letter, Rainbow. 


Although we are interested in college athletics, society, etc. , 
our greatest pride is our class record. Probably our scheme of 
having class committees, whose duty it is to consult the sev- 
eral professors relative to * ' our boys, ' ' has much to do with 
our success in this particular. These reports are of great in- 
terest, and show splendid records of nearly all in the chapter ; 
and if perchance any brother seems to neglect his work, he is 
encouraged to renewed effort. This scheme is used by us alone 
and creates with the faculty a very high opinion of our fra- 
ternity. — De Pauw letter, Phi Kappa Psi Shield, 

The Zeta Psi men who had a high old time at the Madison 
Square theater on Thursday evening, followed by a slight mis- 
understanding with the Broadway police, had sufficiently re- 
covered last evening to enjoy the banquet at Delmonico's. At 
the club house, 8 West Twenty-ninth street, yesterday, the 
jamboree of the evening before was the favorite topic of con- 
versation. Among the speakers at last night's banquet were 
Dr. William Pepper, provost of the University of Pennsylva- 
nia ; President Webster of Union college, General Livingston 
Satterlee and Rev. C. DeWitt Bridgenan. — New York Press, 
January 5. 

The feeling among the different fraternities here at Lehigh 
reaches its highest point when the election of Epitome editors 
takes place. The class is then divided into two combinations. 
As we were with the winning side Brother Morris represents 
his fraternity on '91 board of editors. By the board he was 
elected editor-in-chief. * * * The Psi U's, our greatest 
rivals in this and all elections, will not be represented this 
year either by Epitome editors or class officers. * * * The 
number of fraternities having chapter houses at Lehigh has 
been increased by one, the Phi Gamma Deltas having lately 
gone into a house. — Theta Delta Chi Shield. 

There seems to be a sudden desire on the part of the * * fav- 
orite societies' ' to get a rooting in our rising institution, and 
we hear rumors in the air that chapters of Psi Upsilon and 
Delta Upsilon will soon be established. ' * The more the 


merrier." Let them come on. Much change has taken place 
in the fraternity world of the university during 1889, and we 
now have in the order of their establishment Chi Psi, Theta 
Phi, (local) Delta Tau Delta, Phi Kappa Psi, Sigma Chi, Beta 
Theta Pi, Delta Kappa Epsilon, and sororities, Kappa Kappa 
Gamma. Delta Gamma, Kappa Alpha Theta. — University of 
Minnesota Letter ; Phi Kappa Psi Shield. 

The first annual banquet and reception of the Cincinnati Phi« 
Kappa Psi Alumni association was held December 30, 1889. 
An informal reception to the fraternity officers, executive coun- 
cil and members was given on Saturday, December 28, at the 
residence of the president on Hewitt avenue, East Walnut 
Hills. Sunday evening a Greek Fraternity and Alumni asso- 
ciation reunion service by the Phi Psi pastors of Cincinnati 
was held in the Walnut Hills Congregational church. Mon- 
day noon a reception was given to the members of the Song 
Book committee, and in the evening the banquet was held at 
the Hotel Emory. The speakers on the list were J. M. De- 
Camp, Governor J. B. Foraker, the Rev. J. W. Simpson, D. 
D., Judge M. L. Buckwalter, Albert Bettinger and the Rev. 
Robert Lowry, D. D. Ladies were invited to all the services. 

A few brief facts will show our status at Middlebury. So- 
cially Delta Kappa Epsilon is far ahead of any fraternity. 
Brother Lavery, '90, was editor-in-chief of our annual. * * 
On our college paper, the * ' Undergraduate, ' ' for which the 
editors are elected by literary competition, we have three of 
the seven editors. In athletics we had the captain and two 
others of the ball nine. * * * * In the prize speaking 
contest we had our usual success, three of our men capturing 
the three best prizes, viz.: first and second Merrill, and first 
Parkerian. The latter was especially agreeable because of the 
persistent but unsuccessful attempts of a certain society to 
prevent us having an equal and just represensation. — D. K. 
E. Quarterly, 

Dr. J. E. Brown, Ohio Wesleyan, '84, editor of the Phi 
Delta Theta Scroll, was married to Miss Fannie W. Barker, at 



McConnellsville, Ohio, on November 24. The bride and groom 
will please accept our congratulations and best wishes. 

Rumors have been afloat of late like the following : ' ' Psi 
Upsilon has abandoned her old-time conservatism and is 
attempting to establish chapters at the University of Pennsyl- 
vania, Minnesota and California. ' ' This report, however, is 
not well authenticated. — University News. Despite this Psi 
* Upsilon organ from Syracuse University, Dame Rumor is cor- 
rect. The chapter at the University of Pennsylvania has already 
been established. Particulars of the granting of the other two 
chapters are given elsewhere in this issue. 

Bishop Potter will deliver the oration and Mr. Richard W. 
Gilder the poem at the fifty -eighth annual reunion of the Phi 
Beta Kappa, at Harvard College, on June 26 — the day after 
Commencement. The Phi Beta Kappa is the only Inter-colle- 
giate society based on scholarship, and dates back (at Harvard) 
to 1772. — Critic of Jan. nth. The Critic is in error. Phi Beta 
Kappa was founded at William and Mary College, December 
3d, 1776. The Harvard and Yale chapters were established 
late in the fall of 1779. 

The last annual convention of Psi Upsilon was held with the 
Rochester chapter, on May 16 and 17, 1889. Seventeen chap- 
ters and four alumni associations were represented by delegates. 
The most important business was the granting of petitions for 
chapters in the universities of California and Minnesota. Much 
discussion arose over this move, but the petitions were granted. 
The vote in each was as follows : University of California, aye 
— Union, New York, Yale, Dartmouth. Columbia, Bowdoin, 
Hamilton, Wesley an, Michigan, Syracuse, Cornell, Lehigh third 
alumni, total 13. No — Brow?i, Amherst, Rochester, Kenyon, 
Trinity, total 5. University of Minnesota, aye — Union, New 
York, Yale, Brown, Amherst, Dartmouth, Wesley an, Rochester, 
Kenyon, Michigan, Syracuse, Cornell, Lehigh, second, third and 
fourth alumni, total 16. No — Columbia, Hamilton, Trinity, 
total 3. Minnesota was first rejected and then accepted. 


For the past year or so the Syracuse chapters Psi Upsilon 
and Phi Kappa Psi have been publishing a college paper called 
the University News. There has been a falling out between 
them. At least the Phi Kappa Psis fell out, for they woke up 
one morning recently and found that during the night the Psi 
ITs had quietly dropped them from the management of the 
paper. The Psi LPs claim that the Phi Kappa Psis have failed 
to fulfill their part of the agreement. The latter deny this and 
say that while there have been some delinquencies on both 
sides, * * the larger, more important and harder to bear have 
been on the part of the Psi Upsilons, ' ' that * * the exact facts of 
the last two years bear out this statement,' ' and that the whole 
action of the Psi LPs in this matter is "sly, underhand, not 
hasty; but far reaching, over reaching, dishonorable and dis- 
honest.' ' Another surprise is promised, this time by them, and 
it is supposed a new paper will be the outcome. 

Another affair has occurred which, from all appearances, 
bears the ear-marks of a clear case of theft. Delta Kappa Epsi- 
lon is accused of having purloined a whole chapter from Phi 
Delta Theta. It is said that this was brought about mainly by 
the efforts of two prominent professors and the President of the 
University, who are " Dekes." To the noses of the larger por- 
tion of the other fraternities here represented, the whole affair 
bears an utf savory smell. The alumni members of Phi Delta 
Theta resident in and about the city, to whose aid the chapter 
here owed in great part its existence and growth, are much 
exercised over the matter. It has been the custom among the 
Greeks here, whenever a new fraternity has made its appear- 
ance, to "bounce" each member; but the distaste for * c li fl- 
ing* ' in general and the cloudiness of their right to be considered 
as legitimate born Greeks, insured for the new chapter of D. 
K. E. a cold reception on the morning of their debut. The 
bouncing they expected never came. — University of Min- 
nesota letter *, Delta Tau Delta Rainbow. The l 'bouncing 1 ' was 
done when Phi Delta Theta expelled the chapter at their last 


The Fraternity mourns the loss of two noble members. Ex-Gov. Bross- 
and Solicitor-General Chapman, in their lives and characters, exemplified 
to the fullest extent the principles and teachings of the Delta Upsilon 

* * 

The improvement which Middlebury and Wisconsin have shown this 
year is very gratifying. 

* * 

Delta U. needs some new songs. The Quarterly will gladly publish 
the words and music of acceptable compositions. 


The New England Club did an eminently wise thing at their last ban- 
quet by electing a delegate to attend the next convention. 

We are indebted to the kindness of the Green Bag, of Boston, for the 
loan of the cut of Attorney-General Miller; used in printing this number. 


A district convention is what is needed to supply the want expressed by 
our Harvard correspondent. Such a convention affords an excellent 
opportunity for members of chapters situated near each other to become 
acquainted. They can be held often and without much expense. 

Our alumni associations ought to wake up and show. more life; they are 
not as active as they should be, neither have we enough of them. The 
alumni in St. Louis, Cincinnati, Washington, Buffalo, San Francisco, 
Philadelphia, Baltimore, Detroit, Pittsburg, Utica and New Brunswick 
should organize, and state associations should be formed in Maine, Ver- 
mont and Wisconsin. 

The suggestion by our Madison correspondent that we establish in the 
Quarterly a Teachers' Directory, where members of Delta Upsilon de- 
siring positions to teach, can register, is one that we have had in mind 
for a long time. The appearance in our last issue of the "Educational" 
advertisements was the first step in this direction. Success having at- 
tended this move and the number of advertisements been doubled, we 
are now ready to open a Teachers' Directory. Under this heading ad- 
vertisements occupying not more than five lines will be inserted, for 
subscribers to the Quarterly, without charge. Particulars can be ob- 
tained from the Editor. 


* The large demand during the past four months for back numbers of the 
Quarterly has resulted in arrangements being made whereby we can 
supply Volumes II, III, IV, V, VI or VII, handsomely bound in cloth, for 
one dollar and fifty cents per volume. Single issue, twenty-five cents. 

* * 

The Quarterly is quite international in its circulation. It has sub- 
scribers in Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Sandwich Islands, Korea, India, 
Japan, Germany, Syria, France, England and Turkey. 

* * • 

We are glad to see that the alumni are taking advantage of our re- 
duced rates for periodicals. Up to date we have received 1 10 orders. A 
number of subscribers have saved enough on their periodical bills to pay 
for the Quarterly for several years. We have improved our facilities 
and are now able to furnish any periodical that is regularly published in 
this country or abroad. 

Be sure and send your college annual to every other chapter, that they 
may see how you stand in your alma mater. Send one also to the New 
York Club, and please don't forget the Quarterly. 

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The work on the new Quinquennial catalogue is now well under way. 
In order that the book may appear before the opening of the next college 
year, every person who has any part to perform in connection with it 
must give prompt assistance. A large part of the success of the volume 
depends upon the chapter editors, and it is with them that the editor 
places his hopes. He has already shown, by his vigorous, well-directed 
efforts, that he is thoroughly competent to fill the requirements of his 
position and that any failure will not be his fault. 

To those who have undertaken Quinquennial work, we say, do it at 
once and do not delay until it is too late. 

For several years the Librarian has been a Fraternity officer, and during 
that time conventions have come and gone without ever a word from that 
worthy individual. Why this inactivity we do not know. The duties of 
the position are certainly easy enough of comprehension, and the impor- 
tance to the Fraternity of a good library, sufficient to demand careful 
attention. If a man is elected by the convention who does not care to 
undertake the work, he should favor the Fraternity immediately with 
his resignation and not pose as a figurehead for a year among the Fra- 
ternity officers. Delta Upsilon needs a good Fraternity library. Let the 
Executive Council devote some attention to this matter, and with the 
material already at hand a library can soon be gathered that will be of 
much value and reflect credit on the Fraternity. 


About the hardest task we have is trying to impress on our Greek let- 
ter exchanges the fact that we want four copies of each of their issues and 
that all four of them are to be sent to the Delta Upsilon Quarterly, 
P. 0. Box 2,887, New York, N. Y. 


Whenever you locate in a city where there is a Delta U. alumni associa- 
tion, send your name and address at once to the Secretary of the associa- 
tion. Addresses will be found in the directory in the front of the 


Three new chapters of D. K. E., three new charters for chapters of Psi 
Upsilon and two new chapters of Alpha Delta Phi are indications that 
Mr. Porter's " Favorite Societies " are begining to appreciate the trend of 

affairs in the Greek letter world. 

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" Developing our Conservatism," is the neat and appropriate term Psi 
Upsilon employs in alluding to the establishment of her new chapters. 

* * 

With Alpha Delta Phi, Phi Gamma Delta and Sigma Nu successfully 
maintaining "four-year chapters" at Yale, isn't it about time Delta 
Upsilon put in an appearance ? This leads us to request an expression of 
views on the subject of extension, by alumni and under-graduates, for 
publication in the Quarterly. 

Our Cornell correspondent is mistaken when he says that their '93 
delegation, numbering eight men, ' 'is as large a representation as we 
have ever had in one class." The delegations in '71, '72, '73 and '74 
each numbered more than eight men. These are the classes that have 
given the Cornell chapter its large list of prominent alumni. 

The news of the death of ex-Governor William Bross will be received 
with deep regret by many members of the Fraternity, All who knew him 
will be grieved to learn that the genial, warm hearted old man whom we 
were proud to call " Father Bross," has passed away. This affectionate 
appellation was well deserved, for from the time he helped found the 
Fraternity on the fourth day of November, 1834, until his death, he kept 
the faith and by-word and deed, was ever ready to advance her interests. 
The date of the founding of the Fraternity was the twenty-first anniver- 
sary of his birthday. For nearly fifty-six years Mr. Bross watched the 
progress of the Fraternity and was never more sanguine for her future 



than during the past few years. In all this time he carefully treasured 
the golden emblem of membership that he had worn while in college. 
He took much pride in showing it to the more recent members and tell- 
ing them how much he thought of it and that he had carried it safely 
through the great Chicago fire. 

Mr. Bross was much interested in Lake Forest University and he hoped 
some day to see a Delta U. charter there — that his four grandsons might 
become members of the Fraternity. Governor Bross was frequently 
elected a Fraternity officer. He delivered an oration entitled: "The 
Religious Elements in Man's Nature as Developed in His Works," before 
the convention held with the Cornell chapter, May 17th and 18th, 1876, 
and was President of the Fraternity in 1883. The last convention that he 
attended was the great semi-centennial in New York, in 1884. Though 
at that time over seventy years old, he came on from Chicago especially 
to be present and evinced deep interest in all that took place. His pres- 
ence proved an inspiration and his advice was of much practical value. 
In his famous speech at the Delmonico Banquet which ended the con- 
vention, he made such an eloquent plea for extension that four new chap- 
ters, Wisconsin, Lafayette, Columbia and Lehigh were installed within 
eight months. An ardent believer in extension, he hoped to see the day 
when there would be no dead chapters of Delta Upsilon, but an active 
body of undergraduates in every prominent institution of the land. One 
of the most pleasing incidents of the semi-centennial convention occurred 
just before the banquet. At that time the large parlors of Delmonico's 
were filled with a throng of happy Delta U's. The center of attraction 
was Mr. Bross. He was surrounded by an admiring group of his "boys," 
each anxious to secure the " Father's " autograph. A card that has been 
treasured since that time bears this characteristic inscription: 



Professor Francis H. Snow, Williams, '62, is Acting President of the 
University of Kansas. 

The Editor of the Quinquennial Catalogue announces that he expects 
to have the work completed and ready for delivery in August. 

Preliminary specifications and photographs of the site for the new Delta 
Upsilon chapter house at Cornell have been issued to Delta U. architects. 

" Wax Wings or Sails," by the Rev. William Elliot Griffis, D. D., Rut- 
gers. '69, published in our last issue, has been very generally copied by 
the fraternity magazines. 

Frank C. Partridge, Amherst, '82, the private secretary of the head of 
the War Department, is spoken of as a candidate for the position of 
Assistant Secretary of War. 

Chapter subscriptions to Volume VIII received to date: Hamilton $13, 
Amherst $15, Middlebury $6.20, Rutgers $23.60, Cornell $19, Marietta 
$15, Michigan $24, Harvard $15, Wisconsin $12, Lafayette $12, Lehigh 
$8.00, DePauw$i6. 

Four Delta U's are members of the Board of Trustees of Colby Univer- 
sity — the Rev. A. R. Crane. D. D., Colby, y $6\ the Hon. William J. Cor- 
thell, Colby, '57; the Hon. Edward F. Webb, Colby, '60, and the Rev. 
Newell T. Dutton, Brown, '70. 

The New York Press speaks of Judge Stephen J. Field, Williams, '37, 
as the ' 'self-respecting justice of our highest court, independent in thought, 
fearless in the expression of his honest opinion, a target for the malignant 
and a refuge for the oppressed. ' ' 

The United States Senate has confirmed the appointment of Judge 
Lyman E. Knapp, Middlebury, '62, as Governor of Alaska, and, also, 
that of ex-State Senator George H. Large, Rutgers, '72, as Internal Rev- 
enue collector of the fifth, N. J., district. 

The Hon. James O'Ne'il, Cornell, '7/, District Attorney of Clark Co., 
Wis., is prominently mentioned for Attorney-General the coming year. 
His chances are good for securing a nomination from the Republican party 
which is equivalent to an election in that state. 

At the banquet given in New York in honor of the centennial anniver- 
sary of the organization of the Judicial Department of the General Gov- 
ernment, gn February 4th, Judge Stephen J. Field, Williams, '37, 
responded for the United States Supreme Court in a speech that was 
eloquent and able. 


Services commemorative of the massacre at Schenectady, N. Y., in 1690, 
-were held there in the First Reformed Church, on the evening of Feb- 
ruary 9th. A poem composed for the occasion by the Rev. Charles S. 
Vedder, D. D., Union, '51, of Charleston, S. C, was read, and the Rev. 
Wm. Elliot Griffis, D. D., Rutgers, '69, of Boston, Mass., delivered an 

One of the favorites at the last Convention was A. W. Skinner, Syra- 
cuse, '90. A few weeks after the Convention, while on the way to college, 
Brother Skinner fell and broke his leg. The healing of the wound was 
not successful and after many weeks of confinement the limb has had to 
be rebroken and reset. In addition to this, the measles have claimed him 
as a victim. Brother Skinner has the hearty sympathy of his many 

Among the attendants at the alumni banquet in New York, on February 

21st, were the Rev: W. H. P. Faunce, Brown, '80; Frank K. White, 

Williams, '90, and Payson S. Wild, Williams, '91. They are the sons 

of brothers Daniel W. Faunce, D. D., Amherst, '50; the Hon. James 

White, Williams, '51, ex-State Senator and now treasurer of Williams 

College, and the Rev. Edward P. Wild, D. D., Middlebury, '60. 

The Brown University Club, of New York, gave a complimentary dinner 
to the new president of the University, E. Benjamin Andrews, D.D., IX. D., 
Brown, '70, on January 10th. It was a great success. Delta U. was rep- 
resented by President Andrews and the Rev. W. H. P. Faunce, '80, who 
made speeches, J. O. Bullock, '70, and W. V. Kellen, '72, who sent 
letters that were read and by the Hon. RatclifFe Hicks, '64, C. M. Stillwell, 
'66, E. Miller, Jr., '74, T. S. Gladding, '75, W. G. Webster, '78, C. E. 
Hughes, '81, S. Chaplin, '82, and R. W. Greene, '83. 

The December Bulletin of the Cornell Agricultural Experiment Station 
contains two articles, "The Strawberry Leaf-blight," and "Another Dis- 
ease of the Strawberry," by Professor William R. Dudley, Cornell, '74. 
John W. Battin, Cornell, '90, contributes "An Old Virginia Gentleman" 
to the December Cornell Magazine. The January Homiletic Review 
contains a sermon, "Demonized," by the Rev. Samuel E. Herrick, D. D., 
Amherst, '59, and another, "A Heart of Wisdom," by the Rev. Edward 
P. Goodwin, Amherst, '59. The January Cornell Magazine contains 
"Note on 'A Monetary Question' " by Professor Francis M. Burdick, 
Hamilton, '69, and a review of Professor Corson's "Shakespeare," by 
Walter C. Bronson, Brown, '87. Professor John C. Branner. Cornell, 
'74, has a paper on "Professor Hartt in Brazil" in the February Cornell 
Magazine, The March Homiletic Review contains a sermon, "Homi- 
letical Uses of the Song of Songs," by the Rev. William Elliot Griffis, 


D. D., Rutgers, '69. The Rev. Arthur T. Pierson, D. D., Hamilton, '57, 
contributes two articles to this number, "Rev. John McNeill, the Scottish 
Spurgeon," and "The Inspiration of the Bible." The New York Ledger 
of March 1 st contains an illustrated article on "Insect Pests," by Pro- 
fessor John Henry Comstock, Cornell, '74. The serial story, "The Fall 
of the Christians," by Professor William C. Kitchen, Syracuse '82, which 
is now appearing in the Ledger, is attracting much attention. President 

E. B. Andrews, D. D., LL. D., Brown '70, is contributing a number of 
literary articles to the Andover Review. 

Banquet of The New England Club. 

The New England Delta Upsilon Club had their seventh annual banquet 
at Young's Hotel last evening, with sixty members around the board. 
John C. Ryder presided over the post-prandial exercises. The first speaker, 
Borden P. Bowne, Professor of Philosophy in Boston University, said 
there was a feeling outside that students had a certain element of imma- 
turity, a feeling that they were dealing with childish things after 1 the days 
of childhood had passed. We are, he said, looked upon as belonging to 
the childish period. We should feel when we enter college that the school 
period is done, and that the college belongs to men. The college student 
should be a synonyme for all that is great, high and earnest in endeavor, 
and all virtuous and noble. The Rev. James F. Brodie, of Hamilton, said 
his chapter had been building a chapter house, and was prosperous. 
It was characteristic of the Fraternity that the thing it prized in its mem- 
bership was manhood in preference to accidental advantages. The Rev. 
George E. Horr, of Brown, '76, said the principle of unity in the college 
society was like that in the family. There Vas no class of men which so 
rapidly developed as college men. The men of ability put forward in 
politics in Massachusetts were a direct result of advanced education in 
the Commonwealth. Stewart Chaplin, Brown, '82, suggested the estab- 
lishment of chapters of Delta Upsilon in the better colleges of the South 
where there were now none, as a link to bind together North and South. 
Other speakers were J. M. Potter and Frank L. Young, of Brown, '74; 
C. L. Edgar, Rutgers, '82, and E. H. Hopkins, Adelbert, *8o. 

John C. Ryder presided at the business meeting. These officers were 
elected: President, William V. Kellen, Brown, '7^; vice-president, the 
Rev. N. Boynton, Amherst, '79; secretary and treasurer, R. S. Bickford, 
Harvard, '85. Executive committee, John C. Ryder, Colby, '82; the Rev. 
George E. Horr, Jr., Brown, '76; C. B. Wheelock, Cornell, '76; E. A. 
Slack, Amherst, '78; C. A. Bunker, Harvard, '89; W. L. Fairbanks, 
Tufts, '87; C. L. Edgar, Rutgers, '82. It was voted to send a delegate to 
the next convention. — Boston Herald, Decetnber nth. 


Members of Delta Upsilon, resident in Chicago and vicinity. Please 
send any corrections or additions to the Secretary of the Chicago Delta 
Upsilon Club, Parke E. Simmons, 203 First National Bank building, 
Chicago, 111. 


Abbott, Sewall W Colby, '82 127 La Salle street 

Alderson, Victor C Harvard ', '85 6721 Honore street 

Allen, Prof. Ira W Hamilton , '50 2251 Calumet avenue 

Allen, H. Ford. Williams ; '88 2251 Calumet avenue 

Allen, Philip S Williams, '91 2251 Calumet avenue 

Arnd, Charles Amherst, '75 99 Washington street 

Arnd, Jr. , Frederick Amherst, '82 184 Dearborn street 

Arnold, Henry J Rochester, '58 Maywood 

Atchison, Hugh D Northwestern, '87 Evanston 

Atchison, Rev. Wilbur F Northwestern, '84 Evanston 

Atkinson, Pearce Lehigh, '89. . . . .816 Insurance exchange 

Austin, Clarence M Amherst, '85 156 Lake street 

Beach, Elmer E Michigan, '84 81 Clark street 

Beach, Raymond W Michigan, '86 81 Clark street 

Beers, Forrest W Northwestern, '89 Evanston 

Blackmer, Orlando C Williams, '53 206 La Salle street 

Brand, Charles H Northwestern, '87. . . .9 Groveland park 

Brown, Walter F Cornell, '93 2908 Groveland park 

Burch, William A Northwestern, '90 Evanston 

Buss, Frederick B Adelbert, '68 138 Jackson street 

Camp, Isaac N Vermont, '56 409 Randolph street 

Cary, Dr. Frank Cornell, '81 4 . .3027 Indiana avenue 

Chamberlain, William R Northwestern, '81. . 87 Washington street 

Clark, Dr. James A Northwestern, '84. . .900 West 21st street 

Clark, James H Wash, and Jeff., '70. .972 S. Cen'l P'k ave 

Clarke, William E. Jr Amherst, '89 690 West Monroe street 

Clement, Prof. Willard K Colby, '84 Lake Forest 

Corwin, Rev. Dr. Eli Williams, '48 256 South Ashland ave 

Davis, Rev. Edward R Hamilton, '51 150 Madison street 

Davis, William J Williams, '44 ? 

Doble, William Northwestern, '92 Evanston 

Drew, William P Northwestern, '92 Englewood 

Elmore, Arthur E Northwestern, '89. .601 Rookery building 


Fales, David Brown, '64 56 Portland block 

Ferris, L. Vernon Middlebury, '67 182 Clark street 

Fleming, Rev. Robert I Northwestern , '86 Evanston 

Frederiksen, Ditleo G. M Harvard, '87 ? 

French, William H Cornell, '73 115 Fifth avenne 

Gay lord, Truman P Michigan, '93 606 Dearborn street 

Gilbert, Rev. Simeon Vermont, '54 155 La Salle street 

Goodwin, Rev. Edward P Amherst, '56. .354 Washington boulevard 

Griffin, Prof. La Roy F Brown, '66 Lake Forest 

Halsey, Leroy Michigan, '79 no Wabash avenue 

Harkness, Rev. Nathan J Northwestern, '82. . .762 Sheffield avenue 

Harmon, Hon. Charles S Cornell, '75. . . .First Nat'l Bank building 

Hill, Willard A Rochester, '83 132 La Salle street 

Hough, Prof. George W Union, '56 Evanston 

Ives, William C Brown, '65 ? 

Kingsbury, Charles H Marietta, '90 499 West Adams street 

Kretzinger, Hon. George W. . . Union, '39 175 Dearborn street 

Kunstman, Gustave W Northwestern, '89 152 Wabash avenue 

Larash, George I Northwestern, '87 Evanston 

Leonard, Rev. Henry G Northwestern, '89 Evanston 

Lloyd, Rev. Rees R Marietta, '84 1235 Wilcox avenue 

Lloyd, Rev. William A Williams, '58 Ravenswood 

Locy, Prof. William A Michigan, '8i Lake Forest 

Logan, Hugo Adelbert, '84 N. Y. C. & St. L. R. R, 

Lydon, William A Lehigh, '86 2952 Indiana avenue 

Marcussohn, Jacob W Williams, '52 429 Carroll avenue 

Marrener, Robert H. T New York, '78 ? 

Martin, George R Hamilton, '48 817 Clybourn avenue 

Mayo, Francis Colby, '57 South Chicago 

McClure, John S Adelbert, '76 142 Dearborn street 

MiddlekaufF, Frank G Northwestern, '87. . . 18 Fullerton avenue 

Middlekauff, Peter D Northwestern, '82. . . 18 Fullerton avenue 

Miller, Nathan C Northwestern, '81 . . .Nat'l Bank building 

Miller, James E Lehigh, '93 3122 Calumet avenue 

Miller, Samuel F Amherst, '84 58 Throop street 

Mills, Charles L . . .Marietta, '85 45 Warren avenue 

Munn, Benjamin M Williams, '52 166 Randolph street 

Nelson, Dr. Daniel T Amherst, '61 2400 Indiana avenue 

Newcomb, George W Hamilton, '49. .771 West Madison street 

Nichols, Charles H Amherst, '85 90 Washington street 

Nichols, Daniel C Union, '46 2259 Calumet avenne 

Odgers, Joseph H Northwestern, '90 Evanston 

Oliver, John M Wash, and Jeff., '68. .Opera House build'g 

Packard, Allyn A Cornell, '86 232 La Salle street 


Packard, George Brown, '89 52 Astor street 

Page, William H Rutgers, '73 521 La Salle street 

Parsons, Edward T Rochester ', '86 241 Jackson street 

Pattison, Arthur Northwestern, '88. . . .891 Jackson street 

Plummer, Charles G Northwestern, '84 Evanston 

Pooley, Rev. Robert H Northwestern, '82. . 1409 Wabash avenue 

Pope, Eugene M Madison, '82 234 La Salle street 

Porter, Rev. Frederick Northwestern, '81 . . .362 S. Paulina street 

Reynolds, George F Northwestern, '85 Evanston 

Rhodes, Charles L Northwestern, '84. . 134 Van Buren street 

Root, John W New York, '69 56 Astor street 

Rudd, Willis N Cornell, '80 Blue Island 

Sanford, Henry H Hamilton, Hon ? 

Scott, John W Browti, '90 ? 

Scott, Rev. Richard D Adelbert, '72 738^44^ street 

Sheldon, D. Henry Rochester, '57. . .4808 Greenwood avenue 

Sherman, Hon. E. B Middlebury, '60 103 Adams street 

Simmons, Parke E Cornell, '81 . . . First Nat'l Bank building 

Simonds, Ossian C Michigan, '78. . . .115 Monroe street 

Singleton, Shelby M A r orthwestern, '91 Evanston 

Sizer, Wells B Madison, '82 189 State street 

Skeele, Edward E Amherst, '85 3014 South Park avenue 

Skelton, Leonard L Northwestern, '85 Kankakee 

Strachan, Alexander Rochester, '80 Lake Forest 

Stevens, Dr. Henry M Amherst, '59 646 West Monroe street 

Sumney, Dr. John Wash, and Jeff., '62. .3827 Indiana avenue 

Swift, Carlos Union, '52 ? 

Swift, Rev. Polemus H Northwestern, '81 Rockford 

Tilton, John N Cornell, '80 929 Opera House building 

Tolman, Henry L Rochester, '69 South Evanston 

Tuthill, Meeds T Hamilton, '50 ? 

Van Doren, Robert N Madison, '75 Oak park 

Von Klenze, Camillo Harvard, '86 .43 18th street 

Vredenburgh, La Rue Rutgers, '77 3206 Indiana avenue 

Wait, Clarence A Harvard, '89 Decatur 

Walrath, William B Northwestern, '91 Evanston 

Warner, Albert R Cornell, '87 Calumet building 

Webb, Edward H Northwestern, '92 Englewood 

Whidden, John N Rochester, '56 ? 

Wilder, Harris H Amherst, '86 Irving park 

Winston, Edward M Harvard, '84 47 Borden block 

Woley, James D Hamilton, '82. .First Nat'l Bank building 

Worthington, John G Cornell, '75 3810 Langley avenue 

Young, Frank O Cornell, '76 230 La Salle street 



Another term begun ! How few are the words needed to call forth 
more thoughts than could be written on many pages, were one to attempt 
to express all that this one short sentence brings to mind. As we look 
timidly ahead and try to pierce the veil of the "Great Unknown, " we 
are still shuddering over the semi-annuals of last term, which called for 
so many sleepless nights of ceaseless grind. Then, as an antidote, comes 
the thought of the jolly vacation which has just passed. Was so much 
fun ever crowded, before, into so small a time ? Then we turn our thoughts 
from the past to the future days, here in quiet Williamstown, days of 
snow and of blow, when the wind rushes up and down the Berkshire 
hills until we almost imagine ourselves an isolated colony in Siberia. 
Our newly enlarged library is to open its doors every evening. The 
gymnasium, too, has caught the fever, and muscular callers will now be 
admitted after the time for candles. A course of lectures by some of the 
most eminent men in this country ; a series of concerts ; meetings of lit- 
erary and musical clubs ; all will aid in keeping from us the knowledge 
that we are in one of the most quiet and retired of places. 

The social life in the chapter is peculiarly enjoyable this year. When 
one has said that Hobart hall, our chapter house, " seems like home," 
the whole story has been told in the shortest, yet in the most expressive 
way possible. Our wish is that we may see each and every member of 
our sister chapters at Hobart hall. 


Winter term opens rather lugubriously for Amherst, her proximity to 
the " Hub" making it necessary to indulge in a course of the popular 
prevailing disease. Several professors are its temporary victims, so that 
" bolts" are the order of the day. The Alpha Delta Phis have got their 
handsome chapter house under roof, and work on the inside is being 
rapidly pushed. The annual winter receptions, the lecture course enter- 
tainments, the reception at Smith college on Washington's birthday, ap- 
propriately called the "walk round," and our weekly chapter meetings, 
will do much to drive away the proverbial ennui of winter term Our 
chapter is, as usual, flourishing. Just now we are congratulating our- 
selves over the appointment of three men out of ten to the Lester Ora- 
torical contest. They are Crockett, Miles and Mulnix, with Chase as 
second substitute, no other society has such a large representation on 
the Lester. 

We hope to give a reception soon, but are rather discouraged by the 
news from our " cousins across the river," that positively no college girls 
will be allowed to come over to receptions in Amherst. As we have 


heard that same rule for two years past and seen the numerous excep- 
tions, we again take heart. We hope our brothers in the vicinity will 
not neglect our invitations as we can assure all of a hearty welcome and, 
we hope, a good time. 


The first term has passed pleasantly away, the " exams " are over, and 
we are now well into the second term. We received, not long since, an 
interesting and encouraging letter from Brother Frank Kuhn, '87, who 
is practicing law at Tacoma, Washington. We are glad to hear by letter 
from the enthusiastic brothers, who are too far away to have an oppor- 
tunity to visit us. Brother Osborn was one of three speakers who repre- 
sented the senior class at the entertainment given in honor of Washing- 
ton's birthday. 

The Junior Promenade which was introduced by '90 last year with 
such success, was not neglected by the juniors this year. On Tuesday 
evening, December 17th, a number of the boys and their friends, accom- 
panied by a like number of the fair maids of Cleveland, assembled in our 
gymnasium. This building had been transformed by the removal of the 
various machines with which our athletes are wont to torture themselves, 
and by the substitution of the national colors, and the red and gray in- 
dicative of the prowess of '91. A programme of twenty one dances had 
been prepared and the enjoyment of this was only interrupted by an 
equally pleasant intermission during which refreshments were served. It 
was at a rather early hour when the company dispersed, and the second 
annual Junior Promenade was voted a success. The Junior Promenade 
promises to be continued as an established institution and to take a de- 
servedly high rank among our college amusements. 


'91 has some fine base ball material in it, and a large number of men 
are in systematic training for positions on the nine; we have a good bat- 
tery, and it is hoped that Middlebury will put a stronger team in the 
field than for some time past Situated as we are, it is very difficult to 
arrange a good schedule of games for the season. The faculty and cor- 
poration are continuing their energetic work, and money and freshmen 
are becoming more numerous. '94 probably will be much larger than 
'93. Nor is Delta U. behind time; we have come to realize that, with 
judicious care in our selections, pledging in-coming freshmen is of great 
advantage. This term we expect to make several valuable additions to 
our hall and library. Our '93 members are solid men, every one. They 
are taking hold in a way that predicts a prosperous future to Delta U. at 



Rutgers is experiencing increasing prosperity. Every chair in the 
faculty is filled, besides having three adjunct professors. The new dor- 
mitory, a gift of the Hon. Garrett E. Winants, of Bergen Point, is near- 
ing completion. The library, under the management of Brother Upson, 
'81, has attained such a magnitude as to necessitate new quarters soon, it 
having been recently supplemented by bequests made by Dr. Jonathan 
Stearns, through his son-in-law, Prof. Scott, who occupies the chair of 
history, and also by the late Dr. George J.Janeway. The endowment fund 
has been increased by contributions made by two. friends, whose names 
are, at request, withheld. 

During January New Brunswick has been undergoing a spiritual re- 
vival, at the hands of the Rev. B. Fay Mills, Hamilton , '79. He has 
preached to large audiences twice a day, and has met with signal success. 
Many of the college men have participated in the meetings. During his 
stay here, on behalf of the college Y. M. C. A., he delivered an address 
to the students. On an invitation extended by our chapter he visited our 
chapter hall; in the course of his remarks he said he had preached in a 
number of college towns, and wherever he had found the Delta Upsilon 
Fraternity represented, he always found them honorable and manly fel- 
lows, or, to use his own words, "men of true ring." 

The annual ball given by the junior class occured on the night of 
February 7, and was, as usual, a brilliant affair. Brother Challen was 
a member of the committee of arrangements. At the last meeting of the 
Targum Association, Brother Van Orden, '90, was elected editor-in-chief. 
Brother Johnson, '91, is teaching in the Rutgers grammar school, in con- 
nection with his college duties. Brother Mather, '92, has obtained hon- 
orable mention for special work done in French. There is no prize 
offered in this subject, so the award is equal to a prize for work done in 
that language. 

Since the foot ball season closed there has been little athletic activity, 
though our boys with gymnastic tastes have not been idle. Our redoubt- 
able senior, Brother Lockett, competed for the prize offered by a local 
organization for the best half-mile run, and won it. To further enhance 
Delta U.'s reputation in athletics, on New Year's night Brother Thomas, 
'92, won the Y. M. C. A. silver cup for the best half mile. 

A group picture of the chapter was recently taken, and now, suitably 
framed adorns our hall. During the past term we have received visits 
from Brothers Davisson, Pennsylvania, '89, and Seibert, New York, '89. 
The latter is pursuing a course in the Theological Seminary here. 



The Brown chapter greets the brothers of Delta Upsilon. We take 
pleasure in reporting a profitable winter. The attendance at our meet- 
ings has been excellent,, as only a few of the brothers have been ill or 
regularly detained. Our literary exercises have been performed faith- 
fully and intelligently, and as the year draws to a close, we realize the 
value of such work. Our programme was occasionally varied and new 
features introduced. The result has repaid all additional effort The 
semi-annual marks, as usual, have given Delta U. a high position in all 
four classes. Brother Fish, '93, is our representative on the ball nine, 
and Brother Meader, '91, was recently elected a member of the executive 
committee of the New England Intercollegiate Athletic Association. We 
have pledged two men from '94, and the new delegation promises to 
equal, if not surpass, that of former years. 


Our venerable president, Ebenezer Dodge, D. D., LL. D., died on 
January 5th. He had reached his seventy-first year, but was so hale and 
vigorous that few anticipated any serious illness coming to him imme- 
diately. We cannot forbear a word in reference to his place in the hearts 
of the students. To say that his students loved him is not enough. Men 
far less cultured who had not his intellectual power have been loved. 
But behind the love, prompting and supplementing it, was a sincere ad- 
miration and esteem for the real power of the man. He was more than 
a lecturer on theology and ethics, more than the president of a Baptist 
university; he was a man whose earnest thought won him a place beyond 
the limits of his denomination and the catholicity of whose faith en- 
deared him to all sincere believers. Dr. Dodge was a graduate of Brown 
University, and a member of Alpha Delta Phi. 

Chapter work during the winter term is naturally quiet. The only 
thing of interest is the initiation of another member of the freshman 
class, Brother I. H. Wood. The dearth of fraternity news gives an op- 
portunity to ask a question or two. Are not all of us too little communi- 
cative, in our chapter letters to the Quarterly, upon such matters as 
methods of work ? For instance, many would like to know the plans 
pursued by other chapters in their action upon the resolution adopted 
by the convention of 1888, requiring the examination of lower class men 
upon Fraternity history and administration. Outlines of literary work 
are always suggestive. As a contribution of that nature we might say 
that among us, extemporaneous speaking upon current topics is being 
more insisted upon. Another question : is it possible to establish in the 
Quarterly a teachers' directory, where under-graduates desiring posi- 
tions could register, and thereby, perhaps, come under the observation 
of alumni ? 



Since our regular initiation we have initiated another freshman, mak- 
ing our '93 delegation number eight men. This is as large a represen- 
tation as we have ever had in one class and the fraternity spirit evinced, 
augurs well for the future success of the chapter. Plans for our chapter 
house, which will be erected on the campus, are being rapidly pushed. 
The chapter and alumni are entering into the work with an earnestness 
that cannot fail to accomplish its purpose. 

The circumstances attending the death of our brother, Lieutenant 
Seward Mott, '82, were given in an Arizona dispatch of recent date, 
which states that Nabdiezaza, an Apache Indian, who murdered Lieuten- 
ant Mott, of the Tenth Cavalry, on the Gilia River, San Carlos, Reserva- 
tion, March 10th, 1887, had been hanged. Lieutenant Mott was treach- 
erously stabbed in the back by the Indian, who was in a quarrelsome 
mood. The Lieutenant was a popular young officer, and there is great 
satisfaction in knowing that the Indian who took his life has met with a 
just fate. 

Cornell, having a large student body, has become a desirable place 
for frtaernities. Chapters of Alpha Zeta and Delta Tau Delta have re- 
cently been established, making in all twenty fraternities. The success 
of our crew last spring has aroused great enthusiasm among the students 
and a most hearty support will be given to the crew this year. Brother 
Emerick, '91, who was coxswain of the crew last year, has entered again 
for the same position. 


Since our last letter Marietta has moved along in her usual prosperous 
course, with little to disturb her serenity. While we have had no 
" boom" in the usual sense of the word, we are in the midst of an " era 
of good feeling," a period perhaps dangerous to the life of a growing 
fraternity, but, nevertheless, pleasant while it lasts. We can say now, 
what we have often been unable to say, that we are not troubled by a 
single jarring or discordant element. During the last term we have been 
trying to make our meetings instructive as well as enjoyable by the ad- 
dition of regular literary work. The reading and discussion of interest- 
ing articles in the periodicals is, as far as we have advanced as yet, but 
if this is successful we hope to introduce a complete system, such as the 
last Harvard letter reported as in operation there. 

We have been watching for some time the development of the Pan- 
Hellenic idea in the other colleges as chronicled in the pages of the 
Quarterly. Various attempts have been made to form such an asso- 
ciation here, but little interest has been shown by the fraternities. Al- 
though there is little hard feeling, yet the idea is too new here to meet 


with much approval. Like other needed reforms in the relations of the 

fraternities the spirit of Pan-Hellenism moves slowly, but it must come in 

time, and when it does the Marietta chapter of Delta U. will be the first 

to welcome it 


We have initiated five freshmen, every one of whom is a " true blue" 
son of Delta U. We expect to increase this number somewhat before the 
end of the year. The weightiest consideration with us, in favor of a large 
freshman delegation is the large number of sophomores, who are now 
enrolled in the chapter. Of late they have assumed complete 
charge of those supplementary initiation ceremonies which have come 
to be an established custom. At one of our initiations this year, 
the sophomores evidently reckoned without their host. They forced 
the bewildered freshman who had just been initiated to grasp a pillow 
and try his mettle with a muscular sophomore who had been 
selected as his antagonist. But imagine the consternation of the '92 
men when the freshman came off victorious. No doubt the sophomore 
brethren will select a more terrible form of persecution when they 
"tackle" their next victim. The university has recently sustained a 
great affliction in the death of the venerable Dr. Frieze. He was pro- 
fessor of Latin for thirty-five years and was beloved by all who came in 
contact with him. 

Since our last letter was written we have given two dancing parties in 
our parlors. Michigan would be very loth to give up these pleasant 
features of fraternity life. At our meeting, February 1st, we were enter- 
tained by a novelty in the shape of a minstrel show. The programme 
committee seems disposed to introduce a little poetry into the ordinarily 
prosaic literary meetings. 

Twenty-one loyal men are looking after Delta U's interests at North- 
western. Our meetings are enthusiastic and our condition is prosperous. 
Altogether we claim one of the best chapter organizations in the North- 
west, and invite comparison with those of the east. We have been 
peculiarly fortunate in receiving college honors this year, and they have 
come spontaneously. Brother Holden, '90, is editor-in-chief of the 
Syllabus board; Brother Haggerty, '91, is editor-in-chief of the North- 
western; Brother Denny is chairman of the committee on University 
Day, an institution peculiar, we believe, to Northwestern. On this day, 
February 22d, our departments in Chicago, of Law, Medicine, Pharmacy 
and Dentistry, come out to Evanston, the 'guests of the college of Lib- 
eral Arts. We, the hosts, divide our attention between entertaining 
them and restraining their Bacchanalian proclivities, which are encour- 
aged by a life in the adjacent metropolis, while in pursuit of a pro- 
fessional education. 


James S. Graham, '92, is working some of his money making schemes 
on the oily Mexican; E. H. Webb, '93, was compelled to give up work 
on account of ill health; Charles W. Ferguson, '93, is now giving his 
undivided attention to his flock; to balance this loss Brother Burton, '92, 
has returned, and we have initiated Paul Tulleys, '93, of Council Bluffs, 
la. Our thanks are due our alumni, who have kindly helped us furnish 
our new apartments. Brother Elmore, '89, is now residing in Evanston 
and his presence often graces our meetings. Brother Beers, '89, has also 
been here several weeks recuperating. 

There is very little friction between the fraternities at present The 
local chapter of Phi Kappa Sigma has been revived. The Sigma Chis 
are improving; they exhibit a great deal of enthusiasm though it is often 
misdirected. This letter was hardly written when the news came of the 
death of Brother E. H. McMasters '92, who had been very ill with 
typhoid fever and congestion of the brain. This is the first time that 
death has entered our active chapter, and it is a sad blow to us who have 
known Brother McMasters so intimately. 


The chapter now numbers thirty-nine active members. Several pro- 
jected and a few accomplished internal reorganizations have called forth 
vigorous debates, and have given a zest to almost every meeting; so that 
we can say, we are now on the road to acquiring a somewhat livelier 
esprit de corps than we have always had. As far as the chapter itself is 
concerned, there is every reason to be satisfied with our position. In our 
relations with other chapters we are, I suppose, in much the same con- 
dition that the chapters in other colleges are in — we have none. To be 
sure we go to Brown and Tufts once a year, and Brown and Tufts come 
here likewise, once a year; at these annual visits, in spite of the fraternal 
welcome, we meet more as strangers than as brothers; for we have little 
chance to become acquainted. Colby we never hear of, and Amherst 
seldom. With Williams, by the accident of personal friendships, we are 
now in somewhat more intimate relations; but, after all, those relations 
are rather personal than fraternal. As to the chapters outside of New 
England, they are as out of the world. 

There ought to be some effort made toward a firmer union between the 
New England chapters, so that one chapter should know another, as a 
chapter, and feel an active interest in its existence. I have no directions 
to give to this effort; but I can say that the desideratum seems to me for 
every Delta U. man in a New England college to know every other, 
and know him well. To know him well, he must meet him often. If every 
Harvard Delta U. knew every Amherst Delta U. I believe there would 
be a more live, human interest at Harvard in the Amherst chapter. 
There are obvious difficulties in the way of such personal acquaintances. 
We should, however, come as near to the desideratum as we can; and I 


am glad to say that two Harvard men expect to visit the Amherst and 
the Williams chapters very soon, they hope not for the only time, though 
it is the first. Harvard doesn't need to extend an invitation to any 
Delta Upsilon man who happens to be in Boston Monday night to come 
out to our meeting; and if such a man anywhere makes up his mind to 
be with us, he will be among his own. 

Brother Ames, Amherst, '89, and Hopkins, Adelbert, '89, are this year 
in the Harvard Law School. Brother Kitchen, Syracuse, '82, is in the 
Graduate Department. All of these brothers come to our meetings occa- 
sionally. Brother McCulloch, '91, is one of the editors of the Harvard 

Deturs, prize* given to sophomores for excellent scholarship in their 

freshman year, and to such juniors as did not receive them in their 

sophomore year, but during that year made marked improvement in 

scholarship, were awarded to Brothers Benner, Johnson and Reed. The 

scholarships awarded to seven of our initiates aggregate $ 1,900. The 

total amount of the scholarships paid to undergraduate Delta U. 's is thus 



The Wisconsin chapter begins the winter term with a membership of 
seventeen men — the largest we have had in our four years of existence. 
Lest this seem a small chapter to our eastern brothers, let me say that 
we are at least as large as the average of the chapters here. Besides, 
like all true Delta U's, we prefer to count more on quality than on num- 
bers. Since our last chapter letter was written the University has suf- 
fered an irreparable loss in the death of Professor William F. Allen. 
Aside from this blow the year has been in the main a prosperous one. A 
slight hazing disturbance occurred early in the fall term, and the faculty 
adopted the plan, new here, of turning the matter over to the courts to 
be investigated. The press took up the affair, and what was originally 
an insignificant attempt at hazing, participated in by but four students, 
became under journalistic management a riot of large proportions. It is 
to be hoped that the reports of our blood-thirstiness did not reach our 
eastern friends, or if they did, that they were not believed. 

Fraternity affairs in the University have been very quiet The annual 
Inter-fraternity party was abandoned this year, and there have been fewer 
chapter parties than usual. Our relations with other chapters seem 
pleasant, though some of them recognize us this year for the first time, 
as a dangerous rival. 

Delta U. has more than her share of honors in the University, judging 
by numbers. Brothers Bruce and Tarrant are managing editors of the 
Aegis, our college paper, and Brothers Cairns and Kronshage hold posi- 
tions on the editorial staff. Brother True is assistant in the department 
of biology, and takes charge of the zoology laboratories this term. 


Brother Smith is college librarian, and Brother Whitton, '89, still holds 
his fellowship in philosophy. Brother Bennett is a captain in the Uni- 
versity Battalion. Brother Kronshage represents his society on Junior 
Exhibition. Brother Boughton is first tenor of the glee club. We 
also wish to record an honor of another sort. Brother Polleys, '88, 
dropped into a recent chapter meeting and blushingly announced him- 
self the father of a "bouncing" girl. This is the first instance of the 
kind in our annals. Two new men have been initiated since our last 
letter was written, Clement A. Boughton, '93, of Baraboo, Wis., and 
Charles Elmer Allen, '93, of Horicon, Wis. 


The college term opened under rather sad auspices. Joseph E. Fox, 
professor of civil engineering, died from a stroke of paralysis on Decem- 
ber 26th. He was connected with the college for some years and was a 
man of recognized ability. The vacancy is being temporarily filled by 
J. Madison Porter of '86. We have recently initiated Percival L. Hoag, 
'93, of Manhassett, L. I. Brother Griffith, '91, having returned to college 
we number fourteen. We are pleased to have with us Brother Warren 
S. Blauvelt, Columbia, 'go, who is the engineer for the Eastern Electric 
Street Car company. Brother Price, '89, now at Princeton seminary, 
visited his friends here lately. 

The principal social event of college circles was the junior hop, which 
took place on the 12th of February. Brother Hempstead was on the 
committee of arrangements. 


Everything is going along nicely for Delta U. at Tufts; we have a large 
and comfortable hall at West Somerville in which our meetings are held. 
Of late these meetings have been everything one could desire in the way 
of attendance, and our Tuesday evening meetings are usually a source of 
much pleasure. We have instituted, in place of the old-time debates, 
extemporaneous discussions, which the president has power to " spring " 
upon us at any time; we find these more helpful and pleasant than the 
debates on which one had to spend considerable labor, while the re- 
mainder did not feel any responsibility. 

There is one thing that we think rather strange; it is that from one 
year to the next we seldom have any Delta U's call on us except at 
special occasions. Is it because our brothers do not know where we are, 
or how to get here ? It seems that being as near Boston as we are, that 
some of the large number of our fraternity men who must pass through 
there once or twice a year, might occasionally drop in upon us; they will 
always find a warm welcome. We have our usual share of men in the 
various offices, being well represented on the glee club, banjo club, 
Tuftonian and Annual. 


It is intended to make this department a supplement to the Quinquen- 
nial Catalogue, published in 1884, and with this object in view, Alumni 
and friends of the Fraternity are earnestly requested to send items of 
interest, changes of address, etc., concerning members of the Fraternity, 
to the Editor, Robert James Bidlitz, 123 Bast 726. street, New York, N. Y. 


'38. The Rev. Charles Peabody, who has retired from the ministry at 
the age of eighty, lives at Longmeadow, Mass. His post office address is 
Springfield, Mass. 

'38. Theopilus Page, one of the seven living members of Delta U. in the 
class of 1838, resides at 38 Main street, Rahway, N. J. He has taken no 
active part in business since 1886. 

'38. The Rev. David Pise, D. D. , has been rector of the Episcopal 
church at Glendale, Ohio, since 1875. 

'42. The Rev. William Goodwin has retired from the ministry and is a 
farmer in New Hartford, Conn. 

'45. The Rev. Anson Clark died January 22 at his home in West Salem, 
Wis. Mr. Clark was born in Westhampton, Mass., and was fitted for col- 
lege at the Sheldon academy at Southampton. After graduation the 
entire period of his pastoral life was spent in various parts of Wisconsin, 
and at West Salem, since 1867. He leaves a widow and three sons, the 
youngest of whom, Calvin Montague, graduated at Williams in 1884, and 
is also a member of Delta U. 

'45. The Rev. William W. Eddy, D. D., is a missionary at Beirut, 

'45. Samuel L. Merrell is an instructor in the school for Christian 
Workers at Springfield, Mass. He resides at 144 Buckingham street. 

'46. Allyn S. Kellogg's address is Park Place, Newtonville, Mass. 

'46. The Hon. Ambrose Ryder is practicing law at Carmel, N. Y. 

'47. The Rev. Uzal W. Condit is preaching and writing the history of 
Easton, Pa. Address 941 Lehigh street. 

'47. Charles B. Sheldon is treasurer of Pomona college, Pomona, Cal. 

'48. The Rev. Edgar W. Clarke has been pastor of the Presbyterian 
church at Pana, 111., for five years. 

'48. The Rev. Eli Corwin, D. D., is financial secretary of the Chicago 
Theological Seminary at 45 Warren avenue. His residence is at 256 
South Ashland avenue. 

'48. John Reed is engaged in farming at Lompoc, Cal. 

'56. The Hon. Abner Hazeltine is a lawyer at Jamestown, N. Y. Ad- 
dress 7 Allen street. 

'56. The Rev. James K. Hazen, D. D., secretary and treasurer of the 
Publication Society of the Presbyterian church, may be addressed at 
1001 Main street, Richmond, Va. 


'85. George W. Yate9, Jr., a lawyer at 2 Exchange Place, Saratoga 
Springs, N. Y., did not succeed in his desire to change his middle name 
from ' ' Washington ' ' to ' ' Lansing. ' ' 

'86. The Rev. Charles H. Perry is rector of St Barnabas' church at 
Falmouth, Mass. 

'87. Rush W. Kimball has been appointed valedictorian of the large 
class of medical students that is to graduate this year from the Long 
Island Medical college, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

'87. Archie F. McAllister is a member of the law firm of McAllister & 
Wentworth, at Gouverneur, N. Y. 

'88. Herbert M. Allen is superintendent of the Mission schools at 
Van, Turkey, in Asia. He expects to return in November of the present 
year, for a post-graduate course at either Hartford or Chicago. 

'88. Augustus R. Timmerman is a member of the firm of Vollkommer, 
Bloomingdale & Co., commission dealers in hay, straw, grain and pro- 
duce, whose office and storehouse is at 86 and 88 N. 4th street, Brooklyn, 
N. Y. He resides at the Delta U. club-house, 8 E. 47th street, New 

'89. John G. Broughton, Jr., is studying medicine at the College of 
Physicians and Surgeons, New York. His home address is Bloomfield, 
N. J. • 

'89. Oliver S. Brown is gymnasium instructor in Williams College. 

'89. John F. Fitschen, Jr., has entered the Auburn Theological Sem- 

'89. Henry F. Grout is in the freight office of the Fitchburg Railroad, 
Boston, Mass. His home is in Concord, Mass. 

'89. Edward A. Johnson is studying law in Cincinnati, O. His home 
address is Auburndale, Cincinnati, O. 


'39. The President has appointed ex-Go v. Austin Blair, of Michigan, 
as Assay Commissioner. Gov. Blair is now in his 72d year. His has 
been a remarkable political history. In 1859 ^ e was prominent enough 
to be a Republican candidate for the Senate. In i860 he was a delegate 
to the Chicago Convention. His record as War Governor of Michigan 
is still remembered. After leaving the gubernatorial chair he served for 
eight years as a member of the House, and was once or twice again a 
candidate for the Senate. In 1872 he was one of the leaders among the 
liberal Republicans and was a strong opponent of Gen. Grant. In 1876 
he headed the Tilden Electoral ticket. Four years later he was a Gar- 
field Elector. In 1881 he was made a Regent of the State University, 
and in 1883 was beaten for the Supreme Court. In 1885 he was chosen 
Prosecuting Attorney of his county, the same office he had filled nearly 
forty years before. He was mentioned for a place on the Civil-Service 
Commission when President Harrison came in. His recent appointment 
as Assay Commissioner is said to be grateful to him. Notwithstanding 


his frequent changes Gov. Blair has always had the respect and confi- 
dence of both parties in Michigan. — Chicago Tribune^ January 15, 1890. 

'41. The Rev. Sauren Eliot Lane, D. D., is the author of " One of 
a Thousand," just issued by the First National Publishing Company, of 
Boston, Mass. 

'50. The Rev. Robert H. Wallace may be addressed at Steele, Dak. 

'53. The Rev. John Harper has been pastor of the United Presbyterian 
church at Smith ville, 111., since 1873. 

'54. Amos R. Cornwall lives at Ordway, South Dakota. 

'55. Frederick A. Chase is Professor of Physics at Fisk University, 
Nashville, Tenn. 

'56. George W. Hough is Director of the Dearborn Observatory, and 
Professor of Astronomy in the Northwestern University, Evanston, 111. 

'56. Seaman A. Knapp may be addressed at Lake Charles, La. 

'58. The Rev. Thomas A. Sanson, formerly pastor of the Presbyterian 
church at Argyle, N. Y., is now pastor of the First Presbyterian church 
at Oxbow, N. Y. 

'63. The Rev. George A. Beattie is located at Dayton, Ohio. His resi- 
dence address is 229 N. Jefferson street 

'70. Professor John F. Genung has been appointed director .of music 
for the religious services at Amherst College. 

'70. Laurens T. Shuler is with the Prudential Insurance Company, 
778 and 780 Broad street, Newark, N. J. 

'74. George B. White is practicing law at 39 East Main street, Amster- 
dam, N. Y. 

*77. The Rev. Spencer M. Adsit is located at Ketcham's Corners, 
N. Y. 

*8o. Frederick A. Ballart is a druggist with the firm of Brown & Daw- 
son, 13 South Salina street, Syracuse, N. Y. 

'87. William F. Huyck is studying law in Albany, N. Y. His address 
for the present is 4 South Hawk street. 

'88. Martin P. Swart is with the dry goods firm of H. S. Barney & Co., 
217-223 State street, Schenectady, N. Y. 


'48. The Rev. Stuart Sheldon, of Topeka, Kansas, is about to publish 
a limited number of " Gleanings by the Way," a book specially designed 
for acquaintances and personal friends. It will treat of frontier mission- 
ary service in Missouri, Colorado and Dakota. Those who have seen the 
MS. say that " it is full of stirring incidents well told, and reads like a 

'53. The Rev. Edward P. Powell's recently published work, " Liberty 
and Life," is intended in some degree to supplement " Our Heredity 
From God, ' ' a previous publication by the same author. 

'55. The Rev. John F. Kendall, D. D., died August 10, 1889, while on 


a visit to his brother at Baldwinsville, N. Y. At the time of his death he 
was pastor of the Presbyterian church at La Porte, Ind. 

'55- J ^ M. Matrwaritig, M. D., is principal of one of the colored 
schools at Owensboro, Ky. 

'57. The Rev. John H. Dillingham was installed September 26, 1889, as 
pastor of the Presbyterian church at Hebron, 111. 

'59. George W. Kellogg occupies the position of superintendent in the 
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, N. Y. 

'6i-'84. Among the officers of the New York Association of Hamilton 
Alumni, James S. Greves holds the position of treasurer and Chester 
Donaldson, '84, that of secretary. 

'61. The degree of 1,1* D. has been conferred by Hamilton College 
upon the Hon. David L,. Kiehle, superintendent of public instruction for 
Minnesota. This is a merited compliment to long services in the inter- 
ests of education. Mr. Kiehle graduated from the State Normal School 
at Albany, N. Y., in 1856, from Hamilton in 1861, and from Union Theo- 
logical Seminary in New York, in 1865. Coming westward, he was for 
some years pastor of the Presbyterian church at Preston, in this state. 
For six years, beginning in 1869, he was county superintendent of schools 
for Fillmore county, -and in 1873 was appointed a member of the state 
normal board, serving in that position two years. In 1875 he was called 
to the presidency of the State Normal School at St Cloud, and held that 
position for six years. He has now completed his eighth year as super- 
intendent of public instruction, having been first appointed by Gov. 
Pillsbury to complete the term of the late Superintendent Burt, and being 
re-appointed twice by Gov. Hubbard, once by Gov. McGill, and in Jan- 
uary last by Gov. Merriam, under whose administration he still holds 
office. It is in this last position that Mr. Kiehle's services have been of 
the greatest value to the cause of education. It might well be termed 
the formative period of our educational system, and in connection with 
it Mr. Kiehle deserves much credit for the development of the state high 
school system and the teachers' institute system, while he had always 
taken a deep interest in the normal schools and the university. — St. Paul 
Pioneer Press. 

'61. The Rev. William W. Wetmore, a Presbyterian minister, formerly 
of Jonesville, Mich., has accepted a call to Cassopolis, Mich. 

'63. The Rev. Myron Adams, D. D., of Rochester, is the author of a 
book just published by Houghton, Mifflin & Co., entitled "The Contin- 
uous Creation. An Application of the Evolutionary Philosophy to the 
Christian Religion. ' ' In this carefully considered work the author under- 
takes to interpret the theory of evolution in harmony and co-operation 
with Evangelical Christianity. 

'69. The Rev. Martin D. Kneeland is pastor of the Presbyterian church 
at Titusville, Pa. 


'69. Seldon H. Talcott, M. D., of Middletown, Pa., will deliver the 
seventy-eighth annual oration before the Hamilton alumni. 

'70. Frederick H. Gouge, of Utica, N. Y., was one of the delegates to 
the recent convention of the American Association of Architects held at 
Cincinnati, Ohio. John W. Root, New York '69, of Chicago, was one of 
the speakers. 

'71. Charles R. Dryer, M. D., is professor of chemistry in the Fort 
Wayne College of Medicine, Fort Wayne, Ind. He also teaches the 
sciences in the grammar school, and is assistant state geological surveyor. 

'73. The Rev. George H. Payson, of Newtown, Long Island, has been 
called to the First Presbyterian church at Rahway, N. J. 

'78. The Rev. Henry A. Porter, formerly pastor of the Presbyterian 
church at Smithtown Branch, N. Y., has accepted a pastorate at Ovid, 
N. Y. 

'79. " Evangelist B. Fay Mills approaches the ancient standard of 
Christianity more nearly than some of his brethren of the same cloth. 
He comes not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance. Mr. Mills 
has begun a series of services in Jersey City. The seating capacity of 
the Tabernacle church where the services are held is about 4,000. Last 
night many were turned away. Next Monday Mr. Mills will begin his 
attack on sinners. Every professed Christian must bring a professed 
sinner along with him in order to secure admission to the hall. This 
seems to be a good plan. Revival services are too often used as a means 
of further grace by professed Christians than as an attack on the strong- 
hold of sinners. If Protestant divines would take a hint from the admir- 
able organization of the Roman Catholic church the results on habitual 
non-church goers would be very much larger than they are now. Mr. 
Mills has hit on one good plan." — New York Sun, Feb. 7. 1890 

'82. James D. Woley has been elected secretary of the Chicago associa- 
tion of Hamilton alumni for the ensuing year. 

'83. The New York State Teachers' association has appointed Edward 
N.Jones, of Saratoga, N. Y., a member of its executive committee. 

'83. The Rev. George W. Luther is pastor of the Presbyterian church 
at Oconto, Wis. He was formerly at Manlius, N. Y. 

'84 Louis A. Scovel, M. D., and wife, of Lyons Falls, N. Y., are going 
to spend the winter in Florida, where the doctor has been retained by 
one of the large hotels. 

'85. Prbf. William T. Ormiston, of Robert College, Constantinople, is 
the author of a "Practical Arithmetic on the Inductive Plan," recently 
published in that city. The author has not thought it necessary to pre- 
pare original problems in all cases, but has adapted them in general to 
the money, weights and measures now used in the Turkish empire. 

'88. Carl W. Scovel, of Robert college, Constantinople, is tutoring some 
members of the Imperial family 



'54. Th« Hon. Willard Merrill is second vice-president of the North- 
western Mutual Life Insurance company at Milwaukee, Wis. His ad- 
dress is 7 Prospect avenue. 

'55. President George Washburn, D. D., of Robert College, Constanti- 
nople is at the house of his son in Boston, Mass. 

'56. Josiah H. Goddard is practicing medicine at 19 Prospect street, 
Orange, Mass. 

'56. The Rev. John W. Lane is teaching elocution at the Massachu- 
setts Agricultural college and is pastor of the Second church at Hadley, 

'57. The Rev. Jacob C. Clapp, D. D., is president of Columbia College 
and pastor of the Grace Reformed church at Newton, N. C. 

'58. The Rev. Edward P. Gardner is pastor of the Memorial Presby- 
terian church at Appleton, Wis. Address 687 Fisk street 

'59. The Rev. Henry M. Tupper, D. D., President of the Shaw Uni- 
versity, (colored) at Raleigh, N. C, expresses confidence that he will be 
able to fulfill the request of King Leopold, of Belgium, to send twenty- 
four negro artisans and professional men to the Congo state as represen- 
tatives of the civilized, educated and trained American negro. Several 
students at the university have already volunteered, and all of them are 
deeply interested in the matter. Dr. Tupper firmly believes that thou- 
sands of negroes will go to the Congo state from this country within a few 
years, especially from North Carolina, which is not quite warm enough 
to suit them. — New York Press. 

*6o. George Dexter is a broker at 10 State street, Boston, Mass. 

'71. The Rev. Charles W. Mallory is pastor of the First Congregational 
church at Charlotte, Mich. 

'73, Floyd E. Sherman is secretary and financial agent of the Stockton 
academy, Stockton, Kans. He was pastor of the Congregational church 
of that city from November, 1878, until May, 1889. 

'75. Millard F. Logan is in the lumber business at Sheldon, Iowa. 

'76. The Rev. John Howland is a missionary at Guadalajara, Jalisco, 
Mexico. His address is Apartado 13. 

'76. Samuel R. Johnson is teaching in the Portland academy, Port- 
land, Oregon. He resides at 163 Ninth street. 

'77. Arthur H. Pearson, A. M., professor of chemistry, physics and 
mineralogy in Carleton College, Northfield, Minn., read a paper on the 
"Mental Development of a Teacher," at a recent meeting of the Teachers' 
State Association at St. Paul. 

'78. The Rev. Horace H. Buck, formerly of Eureka, Nevada, is now 
pastor of St. John's Church at Olympia, Wash. 

'79. The Rev. Walter Marvine is pastor of St. George's Church, at 
Newburgh, N. Y. Address 209 Third street. 


'83. David B. Howland has been made city editor of the Springfield 
Republican, Springfield, Mass. 

'83. John H. Manning is Principal of the High School at Groton, 

'85. Edward R. Utley, who has been house surgeon at the Worcester 
City Hospital, will go abroad in February to pursue his medical studies 
at Paris and Vienna. 

*86. J. Frank Bickmore is a member of the firm of Trowbridge & 
Bickmore, real estate agents, Denver, Colo. Rooms 58 and 59, Jacobson 

'86. Robert A. Woods is managing agent of the Andover Review, 

Andover, Mass. 


'48. The Rev. William F. Millikan died at Carlyle, Kansas, September 
4, 1887. 

'56. William Beaton is in the piano business at Grinnell, Iowa. 

'69. The Rev. Addison M. Chapman is located at Columbus Grove, 

'69. The Rev. Heber A. Ketchum is pastor of the First Presbyterian 
Church at Urbana, Ohio. Address 233 West Ward street 

'71. The Rev. Henry Farwell occupies the Presbyterian pulpit at Clin- 
ton, Kansas. 

'72. The Rev. Allen D. Blakeslee is pastor of the Congregational 
Church at Hayward, Wis. 

'72. The Rev. Dwight R. Thompson is a clergyman at Taylorville, 

'73. The Rev. Ferdinand V. Krug may be addressed at Kingston, Pa. 

, 78- , 8o- , 83~ , 87. The Wright Banking Company has been incorporated 
recently at Bellevue, Ohio. J. Aubrey Wright, '8o, is vice-president; 
George A. Wright, '87, is cashier; Newton B. Hobart, '78, is a director; 
and Hubert N. Wright, '83, is among the stockholders. 

*8o. Henry H. Hosford has resigned his position as professor of Latin 
in Doane College, Crete, Nebraska, and is in business in Cleveland, 

'83. Frank A. Merrill is principal of the High School in Ravenna, 

'83. John P. Sawyer, M. D., is a physician in Cleveland, Ohio. Ad- 
dress 177 Euclid avenue. 

'84. Ledyard M. Bailey sailed, January 20th, from New York for San 
Francisco. He expects to be absent a year. 

'84. Lewis E. Camfield is at the Chicago Theological Seminary. Ad- 
dress 45 Warren avenue, Chicago, 111. 

'84. The Rev. John B. Hobart has removed from Steele to Edgerly, 
North Dakota. 


'84. George R. Matthews returned recently from a two years' residence 
in Germany, and is now the holder of a fellowship at Harvard. 

'85. Frank J. Cox is in business at Grand Rapids, Mich. He was for- 
merly at Harvard Springs. 

'85. Francis L. Sperry is with the Canadian Copper Company and 
Anglo-American Insurance Company, at Sudbury, Ontario. Address 
Copper Cliff, Canada. 

'87. Frank Kuhn is practicing law at Tacoma, Washington. 

'87. Charles C. Stuart is with the Cleveland Rolling Mill Company, at 
Water and Superior streets, Cleveland, Ohio. He will resign his present 
position in the fall and take up the study of law. 

'89. Evan H. Hopkins is attending the Harvard Law School. 


'60. John P. Burt is manager of the Abstract and Title Insurance Com- 
pany, at San Diego, Cal. He resides at 915 Sixth street 

'60. Ransom Norton is acting clerk of courts at Houlton, Me. 

'60. Stillman H. Record is engaged in horticulture at Worcester. Mass. 

'62. John F. McKusick is superintendent of schools at Parkersburg, 
West Virginia. 

'65. Hazen P. McKusick is teaching at Sacramento, Cal. His perma- 
nent address is Norwalk, Cal. 

'79. The Rev. George Merriam, of Osage City, Kansas, has recently 
visited the Baptist associations in Maine, in the interest of the Home 
Mission society. 

'80. The Rev. James E. Cochrane, lately a missionary in Burmah, has 
accepted the pastorate of the Baptist church at Hallowell, Me. 

'83. The Rev. Arthur A. Cambridge has entered upon his labors as 
pastor of the Baptist church in Middlebury, Vt. 

'83. The Rev. Henry H. Manser, of Wales, Mass., has accepted a call 
to a pastorate at East Jaflfrey, N. H. 

'84. The Rev. Benjamin F. Turner has just returned from Burmah, be- 
cause of the ill health of his wife. He has accepted a call to Buxton 
Centre, Me. 

'85. William H. Snyder is taking a post-graduate course in mineralogy 
at Colby. 

'86. Thomas J. Ramsdell is pastor of the Baptist church at South 
Paris, Me. 

'86. Seldom B. Overlock is practicing medicine at Steuben, Me. 

'87. Horace D. Dow is studying medicine at the medical department 
of the University of New York. 

'88. The Rev. John A. Shaw, now pastor of the Baptist church in 
Hyannis, Mass., is rapidly coming into prominence as a popular preacher. 

'89. Henry B. Woods has entered Newton, Mass., Theological 



'6 1. The Rev. Thomas Cull, formerly pastor at Greenwich, N. Y., is to 
assume work as missionary of the Vermont Baptist State Convention. 

'63. Joseph O'Connor acted as toastmaster at the reception given to 
President Hill by the alumni of the University on Monday evening, 
January 27. 

'66. The Hon. Alexander B. Lamberton and family are spending the 
winter in Florida. 

'71. George F. Wilkin is with the Tacoma Investment Company, at 
1702 Yakima avenue, Tacoma, Washington. 

'73. George F. Linfielc^ is principal of the Noylans Academy at Beaver 
Dam, Wis. 

'79- John C. Ransom is assistant editor of the Baltimore Morning 
Herald. Business address, 1 East Baltimore street. 

'85. Joseph H. Hill is studying law with Z. P. Taylor at Rochester, 
N. Y. He lives at 165 East avenue. 

'86. Wallace S. Truesdell was married to Miss Adelaide Parce at Nor- 
wich, N. Y., December 23, 1889. Mr. and Mrs. Truesdell will be at home 
after January 1st, 1890, at Canandaigua, N. Y. 

'87. A. L. Benedict, M. D., is practicing medicine at 86 West Huron 
street, Buffalo, N. Y. 

'87. Herbert A. Manchester has been called to the Danforth Congrega- 
tional Church, Syracuse, N. Y. 

'87. Cortland R. Myers has accepted a call to the First Baptist Church 
of Syracuse, N. Y. 

'88. Walter R. Betteridge is a divinity student at the Rochester Theo- 
logical Seminary. His address is Box 706 Brockport, N. Y. 

'88. Walter Hays has removed to Indianapolis, Ind. He is with the 
firm of Rothschild, Hays & Co., wholesale clothiers. 

'88. William C. Wilcox is teaching the classics and modern languages 
at the Mt Beacon Academy, Fishkill-on-Hudson, N. Y. 

'89. Willis R. Brooks is studying in the Rochester, N. Y., Theological 

'89. Burton S. Fox is teaching in Barkeyville, Pa. 

'89. William C. Raymond is teaching in San Antonio, Texas. Address, 
1 185 North Flores street. 


'57. The Rev. Azel W. Wild is pastor of the Congregational Church at 
Charlotte, Vt. 

'6o. The Rev. Henry P. Higley is pastor of the Second Congregational 
Church at Beloit, Wis. 

'62. The annual report of Lyman E. Knapp, the new Governor of 
Alaska, is an interesting document, and it seems to be a straight-forward 
statement of the impressions and conclusions of a sensible man. There 


has been a vast deal of exaggeration, in official reports and elsewhere, of 
the progress which Alaska has made toward the stage of civilization, 
which requires a rally organized Territorial government Mr. Knapp 
believes that the white population of Alaska does not exceed 3,500. His 
predecessor put it at 6,500. The whole population, including both civil- 
ized and uncivilized natives, has not materially increased, in Mr. Knapp's 
opinion, since 1880, when it was estimated at 33,426. The value of all 
the real estate, except mines and mills, of which individuals or corpora- 
tions have titles within the Territory, does not exceed $ 15,000; and 
Governor Knapp reports that an estimate of $5, 000,000 as the value of all 
taxable property in Alaska, would be rather too high than too low. The 
Governor thinks that the interests of the Territory demand some sort of 
representation in Congress ; and yet, in his judgment, the time has not 
arrived for a full Territorial organization. "How then," he asks, "can 
representation be secured ? It must be admitted that an election would 
be a farce of the most ludicrous character." He thinks that it would be 
a good plan to keep the Governor of the Territory in Washington while 
Congress is in session, because during the winter that officer is not of 
much use in Alaska. " But it does not seem reasonable," adds the pres- 
ent Governor, "that he should be expected to go there on a leave of ab- 
sence to attend to the public business, neither is it dignified for him to 
be hanging about Congress as a lobbyist, nor to be subjected to humilia- 
ting intimations that he is loafing and absent from his post of duty. He 
should go there, if at all, because the law requires him to do so as a part 
of his legitimate work." We should say that Alaska has a sensible Gov- 
ernor just now, and also that there is no immediate prospect that the 
immense region will very soon require two representatives in the United 
States Senate. — New York Sun, February 11. 

'63. William H. Proctor is in the lumber business at Fair Haven, Vt. 
He resides at 138 North Main street. 

'66. John W. Lovett has given up his position with Mead, Mason & 
Co., of Winooski, Vt., and temporarily resumed his old position with 
Smith & Co., of Middlebury, Vt. 

'67. Cyrus C. Boynton is manager of the Pacific Teachers' Bureau at 
Los Angeles, Cal. Address, 23 South Spring street. 

'71. Professor Walter E. Howard has addressed several teachers' insti- 
tutes during the past term. 

'72. The Rev. Lewis L. Lawrence, formerly at Mineral Springs, is pas- 
tor of the Gospel Methodist Episcopal Church at Ausable Forks, N. Y. 

'75. The Rev. Lyman D. Bragg, formerly located at Woburn, Mass., is 
now preaching in tie Methodist Episcopal Church at Beverly, Mass. His 
address is 40 Railroad avenue. 

'83. Jesse B. Felt, who recently resigned the Secretaryship of the 
Springfield, Mass., Railroad Young Men's Christian Association, has 
accepted a call to the Hot Springs, Ark., Association. He had, other 


offers from nearer home, but his decision was determined by his wife's 
delicate health. 

'84. Elmer E. Cowles is farming at Weybridge, Vt. 

'86. Marvin H. Dana has entered the law office of the Hon. John I. 
Gilbert, of Malone, N. Y. 

'87. Henry N. Winchester lately contributed articles to the New York 

'89. Leslie L. Raine has gone to Livingston, Ala., where he has a posi- 
tion as Professor of Latin in a military academy. 

'93. Frank B. Nelson has left college and located at Chico, Cal. 


'59. The Rev. Samuel J. Rogers is pastor of the Bethany Congrega- 
tional church at Minneapolis, Minn. Address 2639 Taylor street. 

'59. The Rev. Henry M. Voorhees, pastor of the Reformed church of 
Helderberg, N. Y., has been compelled through ill health to relinquish 
his charge and seek rest and restoration in Colorado and Southern Cali- 
fornia. During his pastorate there of over three years, a beautiful church 
has been built in the growing town of Altamont, and sixty-six persons 
have connected themselves with the church. While his many friends 
deeply regret that precarious health constrains him to relinquish for a 
time the work he so greatly loves, they will follow him with their best 
wishes for his speedy and complete recovery. Mr. Voorhees has had 
calls from the Reformed church of High Bridge, N. J., and a Presby- 
terian church in California, but has accepted neither. His health re- 
quires a residence for a few months in a warmer climate. He went at 
once to San Diego, Cal., where for November he. was engaged to supply 
the First Congregational church. 

'69. The Rev. William Elliot Griffis, D. D., recently preached to Dr. 
Talmage's congregation in the Brooklyn Academy of Music. 

'69. The Rev. John Hart, of the Reformed church of Neshanic, N, J., 
preached the classical sermon at the fall session of the classis at Phila- 
delphia. He has also been appointed classical agent for the Board of 
Foreign Missions. 

'69. The Rev. George W. Labaw was lately installed pastor of the Re- 
formed church at Preakness, N. J. 

'71. The Rev. John H. Wj-ckoff is a pastor of the Reformed church at 
Claverack, N. Y. 

'76. Foster M. Vorhees was re-elected last fall from the first assembly 
district of New Jersey, by one hundred and sixty -four plurality. This is 
his third term from a district hitherto distinctively Democratic. The 
New York Herald of January 12, contains a picture of him, and re- 
marked that he was rapidly rising as a legislator of ability and integrity. 

'79. Seaman Miller, Esq., has removed to New Brunswick, N. J., and as 
his legal business permits is pursuing a special course in electricity. 



'81. For the encouragement of study in American literature in Rutgers 
college a prize of fifty dollars ($50) has been offered by Irving S. Upson, 
the librarian of the college. The contestants are to be members of the 
Junior or Senior classes. 

'82. The Rev. John Morrison, pastor of the Presbyterian church of 
San Bernardino, Cal., is meeting with large success in his work. 

'84. The Rev. William P. Bruce, of Greenville, N. J., is seriously ill 
with typhoid fever. Hopes are entertained of his recovery. 

'84. The Rev. George Davis, of Peapack, N. J., was the prime mover in 
obtaining an extension of tracks by the Rockaway railroad company 
through that place. He recently had an able article in the Christian 
Intelligencer on " Mistakes in Politics." 

'87. Frank J. Sagendorph has just recovered from an attack of typhoid 

'88. William A. Beardslee has been elected curator of the museum 
of church history recently established at the Theological seminary in 
New Brunswick. He is also regularly supplying the Reformed church at 
Garfield, N. J. 

'88. Willard A. Heacock has been ill at his home in Gloversville, N. Y., 
but has now resumed his medical studies at the College of Physicians and 
Surgeons, New York. 

'91. Charles S. Johnson has left college to become an instructor in the 

Rutgers College Grammar school. He expects to resume work with his 

class next year. 


'72. Professor William S. Liscomb, recently appointed professor of 
English in the University of Japan, Tokio, is furnishing the Providence 
Sunday Journal with interesting letters upon several features of Japa- 
nese life. 

'74. The Rev. Orrin P. Gifford has accepted a call to the Baptist 
church of Brookline, Mass. 

'78. Dr. Clarence M. Godding' s address is 481 Benefit street, Provi- 
dence, R. I. 

'78. Charles L. Pulcifer is superintendent of the public schools at Lake 
Village, N. H. 

'79. The Rev. Alva D. Carpenter, who has been preaching at Middle- 
bury. Vt., has taken the rectorship of the Episcopal church at Warren, 
R. I. 

'79. The Rev. Edgar T. Farrill is pastor of the First Congregational 
church at Lebanon, N. H. Post office box 584. 

'79. The Rev. Samuel A. Severance recently accepted the pastorate of 
the Baptist church at Keene, N. H. 

'80. James W. Darrow, of Chatham, N. Y., is local correspondent of 
the New York Herald, Tribune and World. He is the editor of the 
Chatham Courier. 


'80. The Rev. George W. Rigler, of Antrim, N. H., is pastor of the 
Baptist church at Maplewood, Mass. 

'8i. Carter, Hughes & Cravath, the law firm of 346 Broadway, New 
York, of which Charles E. Hughes is a member, have opened a branch 
office in the Equitable building, 120 Broadway. 

'82. Newton £5. Fuller is Professor of Latin at Ripon college, Ripon, 

'84. Prank H. Andrews is now secretary of his class, and all class com- 
munications should be addressed to him at 104 Carpenter street, Provi- 
dence, R. I. 

'84. The Rev. George C. Gow graduated at Newton Theological Semi- 
nary last .May. He is now instructor of music and theory at the Smith 
College school of Music at Northampton, Mass. 

'84. William M. P. Bowen, of Providence, R. I., is chairman of the com- 
mittee on Improvement of Highways of the R. I. division of the League 
of American Wheelmen. 

'85. Joseph H. Lord expects to settle in the spring in Sioux Falls, 

'86. Daniel H. Fuller, M. D., is assistant physician at the McLean 
Insane asylum, Somerville, Mass. 

'87. Walter C. Bronson has been awarded a fellowship in Literature at 
Cornell. He contributes "A Lost Dream of De Quincey's" to the De- 
cember number of the Cornell Magazine. 

'87. William N. Chase is with the Thomson Electrical Welding com- 
pany at West Lynn, Mass. He may be addressed at 216 Sumner street. 

'88. Married, at Lynn, Mass., October 17, 1889, by the Rev. Benjamin 
A. Greene, Brozvn^ 72, Charles F. Medbury, of Lynn, to Miss Mary A. 
Durfee, of Providence, R. I. 

'89. Frank W. Carpenter has accepted a position with the Post Electric 
Company, of Boston, Mass. 

'89. Robert L. P. Mason is traveling salesman and consulting analyst 
for Mason, Chapin and Company, of Providence, R. I. 

'90. Ralph R. Clapp has received a Senior appointment at the Yale 
Sheffield Scientific school. 
'90. John W. Scott is in business with his uncle in Chicago, 111. 


'68. Professor James M. Taylor, who occupies the chair of pure mathe- 
mathics at Madison University, has recently published a " Higher Al- 
gebra." Professor Taylor is taking a high place among American mathe- 

'72. The Rev. George Thomas Dowling, D. D., of Albany, N. Y, 
speaks of a thorough interest and pleasure in his work there. 



'72. William R. Rowlands of Utica, N. Y., has been elected treasurer 
of Madison University. 

'77. Professor Albert C. Hill is endeavoring to put Cook Academy on 
a firm financial basis. An endowment of about $30,000 has already been 
raised, with an additional sum of nearly $5,000 subscribed by the pupils 

'77. The Rev. William A. Spinney is located at 13 East Avenue, Elyria, 

'78. Clarence C. Hobart is treasurer of the First Baptist church of 
Middletown, O. 

*8o. George B.' Turnbull, who has been president of the Garfield 
Grammar School, in Colorado Springs, since last September, .has been 
elected principal of the high school in that city and entered on his duties 
January 6th. His address is 305 North Weber street, Colorado Springs. 

*8i. Marcus C. Allen is president of the Sandy Hill Electric Light Co., 
and also president of Mill Relief Association, No. 4, in connection with 
Allen Brothers, Sandy Hill, N. Y. 

'82. Frederick Samuel Fulton, M. D., died at Norwich, N. Y., March 
26, 1889. He was a man of highest intellectual powers. Entering the 
University in 1878, he took the prize for best entrance examination. He 
graduated with third honor and Phi Beta Kappa. Three years later he 
graduated from the Hahnemann Medical College, New York, receiving 
the highest honor of his class. After that he devoted himself assiduously 
to the practice of medicine in New York. He held several important 
positions in connection with hospitals and a medical journal of the city, 
and was regarded by experienced physicians as one of the most brilliant 
young men in the profession. A short time since his health began to 
fail. Rest at his old home at Norwich failed to better his condition, and 
a sea voyage to Trinidad was taken. On the return trip Bright' s disease 
was developed, .from which he died two weeks after his return to Nor- 
wich. Brother Fulton was a man of extraordinary abilities and of ad- 
mirable qualities. He was a thorough and consistent Christian. His 
death was a severe blow to his brother, the Rev. Charles A. Fulton, '83, 
who has recently been bereft of his wife and infant daughter. 

'86. Frederick D. H. Cobb, Esq., in addition to his law business, is a 
member of the firm of Morehouse & Cobb, dealers and importers of gar- 
den, flower and field seeds. Office and warehouse, 46 Franklin street, 
Rochester, N. Y. 


'67. James F. Rhodes resides at 901 Euclid avenue, Cleveland, O. 

'69. The Rev. Robert W. Haskins is located at Abington, Mass. Ad- 
dress, 16 Brockton avenue. 

'69. John W. Root, of Chicago, HI., has recently been elected secretary 
of the American Institute of Architects. 


'72. William H. Atwood is a civil engineer in Cleveland, O. Address, 
79 Adelbert street 

'72. The Rev. Marcus D. Buell, professor in the Theological School of 
Boston University, is a writer and thinker of unusual force, and a speaker 
peculiarly original and attractive. 

'73. William M. Hoflf, Jr., is teaching in the Columbia Grammar school, 
Bast 51st street, New York, N. Y. 

'76. Lyman S. Linson was recently elected superintendent of the Sun- 
day school of the First Baptist church at Albion, N. Y. 

'78. William C. Doscher is first vice-president of the Atlanta Boat 
Club, the champion of races rowed about New York during the past 

'84. The Rev. Thomas Watters, in addition to his pastoral labors in 
Brooklyn, N. Y., is studying medicine in the medical department of the 
University of the City of New York. 

'86. Joseph H. Bryan is president of the senior class of the New York 
Homeopathic Medical College. 

'86. C. Rex Sanford was married to Miss Mary B. Dill, at Brooklyn, 
N. Y., on October 29, 1889. Mr. and Mrs. Sanford are " at home " on 
Wednesdays, at 216 Jefferson avenue, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

'87. Harry L. Andrew, C. E., is in the employ of the U. S. govern- 

'87. Charles H. Church is studying at the New York Homoeopathic 
Medical College. His home address is 235 Main avenue, Passaic, N. J. 

'87. Alexander B. McKelvey is with H. J. Libby & Co., 55 and 57 White 
street, New York. He resides at 123 Mercer street, Jersey City, N. J. 

'87, Austin D. Wolfe, a student of the Union Theological Seminary, 
has charge of a mission near the Seminary. 

'89. George G. Seibert has entered the Reformed Theological Semin- 
ary at New Brunswick, N. J. 

'89. Arthur L. Wolfe is Professor of Latin in Park College, Park- 
ville, Mo. 

'90. Lincoln Peirce, who lives at the Delta Upsilon club house, 8 East 
47th street, has recently joined the Seventh Regiment. 

'90. Frank P. and William C. Reynolds are with Stewart, Warren & 
Co., stationers, 29 Howard street, New York, N. Y. 


'72. The Rev. George F. Breed is rector of St John's Protestant Epis- 
copal church, Brooklyn, N. Y. His residence address is 139 St. John's 

'72. The Rev. John M. Chase is principal of "The Irma," a school for 
girls at Vallejo, Cal. 

'72. Austin W. Clinton, of the firm of R. W. Clinton's Sons, dealers in 
lumber, may be addressed at Galeton, Pa. 


'73- George C. Morehouse is practicing law in Utica, N. Y. His office 
is in the Mann building. 

'73. Caleb D. Page is a civil engineer in the employ of the Colorado 
Loan and Trust Co,, at Greeley, Colorado. 

'75. Philip H. Perkins is a member of the law firm of Burnham & Per- 
kins, Superior, Wis. 

'77. Professor Simon H. Gage, of Cornell University, is a contributor 
to The Microscope ', the leading journal of microscopy in the United 

*8o. Charles J. Pennock is with the Kennett Wagon Col. at Kennett 
Square, Pa. 

'8o. John N. Tilton is an architect in Chicago, 111. His address is 929 
Opera House building. 

*8o. William Trelease, formerly of the Shaw Botanical Gardens, is now 
director of the Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, Mo. 

'83. Charles H. Anderson, who is practicing law in St. Louis, Mo., 
has changed his office to 421 Olive street. 

'85. Charles B. Curtis is temporarily located in the city engineer's 
office at Elmira, N. Y. He lives at Danby. 

'85. Bertrand H. Fisher is at Oakland, Cal. 

'86. Frank W. Shepard is ill at his home, at Medina, O. 

'88. Edward B. Barnes, a reporter on the Pioneer Press, of Minneap- 
olis, by his presence of mind saved the lives of several persons in the 
recent fire of the Tribune building in Minneapolis. 

'88. George J. Tansey is a member of the firm of Laughlin, Kern & 
Tansey, attorneys at law, 520 Olive street, St Louis, Mo. 

'89. Bryant H. Blood is with the Muir Oil Company, Warren, Pa. 


'74. Frank A. Layman is now with the wholesale firm of Shattuck & 
Jackson, Parkersburg, W. Va. 

'78. The Westminster church of Cincinnati may deem itself most for- 
tunate in securing the pastoral services of Dr. Harley J. Steward, of 
Newport, Ky. His career in the latter place has been phenomenal. He 
is a fine preacher, a diligent scholar and an earnest pastor. — The St. 
Louis Mid-Continent. 

'8o. Howard W. Stanley is with the firm of Stanley & Grass, mer- 
chants, 514 Second street, Marietta, O. 

'8i. William G. Libby, editor of the Racine, Ohio, Tribune, has been 
appointed State Librarian by Governor Foraker, to complete an unex- 
pired term. 

'82. R. Grant Kinkead is mentioned in the report of the Kansas City 
schools as the successful principal of the Irving school, in which he has 
nine teachers associated with him. 


'82. Henry M. W. Moore, M. D., who is taking. a post-graduate 
course in Johns Hopkins University, is slowly recovering from a serious 
attack of typhoid fever. 

'84. Edgar B. Kinkead, now assistant state law librarian, has recently 
been admitted to the bar by the Supreme Court of Ohio. He resides at 
240 B. State street, Columbus, O. 

'87. Edward B. Haskell has been appointed by the Young Men's 
Christian Association of Ohio to visit the Ohio Colleges in the interest of 
the missionary volunteer movement. Brother Haskell is at present at- 
tending Oberlin Theological Seminary, in preparation for the mis- 
sionary work in the Bulgarian field, where his father, the Rev. Henry C. 
Haskell, Williams, '59, also a member of the fraternity, is now 

'90. Charles H. Kingsbury is inspector for the Central Traffic Associa- 
tion, in the Chicago and Atlantic railroad office, Chicago, 111. 

'91. Walter C. Short is one of the drill masters in the Military school 
at Orchard Lake, Mich. 


'79. Charles W. Rowley is pastor of the First Methodist Episcopal 
church at Gloversville, N. Y. His address is 7 Elm street. 

'82. Professor William C. Kitchen, Ph. D., of Cambridge, has written 
an historical novel entitled "The Fall of the Christians," which is run- 
ning in the New York Ledger. The religious and the historical ele- 
ments are dominant in the work, and in narrating the overthrow of 
Christianity in Japan in the seventeenth century, the author has entered 
a field fresh in English literature. — New York Press. 

'85. Francis C. Osborn is a mechanical engineer, at 277 Jefferson 
avenue, Detroit, Mich. 

'87. The Rev. J. Hollister Lynch is a rector at Guilford, N. Y. 

'88. Lincoln E. Rowley is principal of the schools at Athens, Pa. His 
address is 303 Main street. 

'89. William H. McKenzie is medical student at the College of Physi- 
cians and Surgeons, in New York. He resides at 942 Broad street, 
Newark, N. J. 

'89. Emmons H. Sanford is principal of the Union School at South 

Bethlehem, N. Y. 


'78. Professor Jeremiah W. Jenks discussed the subject of trusts before 
the Indiana Scientists, at their meeting of December 31, 1889, He main- 
tained that trusts were productive of much good; that they were con- 
ducted by the most skilled men in various lines of business; that trusts 
had made prices more stable instead of more unstable. Professor Jenks 
has recently accepted the chair of Social Science and Economics, at 
Indiana University, Bloomington, Ind. 


'78. John B. Johnson is professor of civil engineering at Washington 
University, St. Louis, Mo. 

'79. Isaac C. Goff is with the Goff-Kirby Coal Company, Ontario 
street and Public square, Cleveland, Ohio. 

'79. William A. Greeson is principal of the Central High School, at 
Grand Rapids, Mich. Address, 24 South College avenue. 

'79. Edwin W. Jenney is with the firm of C. D. Jenney & Co., In- 
dianapolis, Ind. His business address is 224 South Illinois street. 

'79. Jesse P. Millspaugh is superintendent of the Salt Lake Collegiate 
Institute, Salt Lake City, Utah. 

'82, Clarence H. Childs is vice-president and counsel of the Minne- 
sota Life Insurance and Trust company, of Minneapolis, Minn. 

'83. Howard Ayres is the director of the Lake Laboratory at Mil- 
waukee, Wis. He resides at 314 Oakland avenue. 

'83. Job Tuthill is chief assistant engineer of the D., L. & N. and 
C. & W. M. railroads, Grand Rapids, Mich. 

'84-87. Eugene A. Byrnes and his brother, Clarence Byrnes, '87, are in 
the Pension office, Washington, D. C. 

'84. William G. Clark is first assistant city engineer at Toledo, Ohio. 
Address, 353 Irving street. 

'84. Richard M. Dott, formerly of Alexandria, Dakota, is practicing 
law at Sioux City, Iowa. 

'84. The Rev. Arthur W. Stalker is preaching at Clinton, Mich. 

'85. Blias F. Schall is principal of the High School at Muscatine, 

'86. Fred C. Clark, A. M., instructor in history in the Ann Arbor, Mich., 
High School, has issued a pamphlet entitled "Topical Studies in General 
History," for use of the students. 

'87. Charles W. Dodge is teaching Science in the Detroit High School, 
Detroit, Mich. 

'87. John C. Richter is Prosecuting Attorney for La Porte county, 
La Porte, Ind. 

'89. William H. Sherzer was married September 4, 1889, at Saginaw, 
Mich., to Miss Maude Jerome. Brother Sherzer is studying for the de- 
gree of M. S. at the University of Michigan. His address for the present 
is 48 East Liberty street, Ann Arbor, Mich. 


'82. Alfred M. Allen received the degree of LL. B. at the Cincinnati 
Law School, in 1884, and has since that time practiced law at 216 Main 
street, Cincinnati. Married March 26, 1885, to Hannah C. Smith. 

'82. Charles W. Birtwell is the general agent of the Boston Children's 
Aid Society. Residence, 24 Clinton street, Cambridge, Mass. 

'82. William H. Burnham, Ph. D. Fellow in Philosophy, Johns Hop- 
kins University, 1886. Fellow by courtesy, 1886-88. Ph. D., 1888. In- 


structor in Psychology, Johns Hopkins, 1889. Author of the work en- 
titled "Memory, Historically and Experimentally Considered." Con- 
tributor to American Journal of Psychology, Scribner's Magazine, 
Nineteenth Century, etc. Home address, Dunbarton, N. H. 

'83. Percival J. Eaton, A. M., M. D. Home address, 13 Maplewood 
street, Maiden, Mass. From July, 1888, until December, 1889, studied 
medicine in Europe, mostly at Vienna, and has received two hospital 
diplomas. He is a member of the Boylston Club and the Boylston Med- 
ical Society. 

'83. Augustus M. Lord received the degrees of A. M. and B. D. in 1887 
at Harvard. Has published various poems and prose articles. For the 
last three years has been pastor of the First Congregational Parish Church 
(Unitarian) at Arlington, Mass. Brother Lord has presided most grace- 
folly at several banquets given by the Harvard^ chapter and the New 
England Club. 

'83. The Rev. George R. Hewitt graduated from the Hartford Theo- 
logical Seminary in 1886. He then preached at North Bennington, Vt., 
for two and a half years, since then pastor of the First Congregational 
Church at West Springfield, Mass. Married November 17, 1886, to Nellie 
Louise Fairchild. 

'83. Archie L. Hodges has devoted his time to teaching since gradua- 
tion. Since July, 1888, he has been principal of Proctor Academy at 
Andover, N. H. 

'83. Oscar E. Perry is now manager of the foundry of the Holyoke 
Machine Company, at Worcester, Mass. He is a member of the Com- 
monwealth Club, Worcester, and Assessor of the town of Auburn, Mass. 
Married March 16, 1882, to Virginia Adelaide Bowen. 

'83. Richard B. Wilcox was admitted to the bar in March, 1886, at 
Kansas City, Mo., where he has since practiced. Address, 916 New York 
Life Building, Kansas City. Married January 17, 1889, to Georgia Pearce. 

'85. Edward F. Weld. Since leaving college Brother Weld has spent 
a year in Florida and Europe, three years at Omaha and Bath City, and 
is now the purchasing agent of the St. Joseph & Grand Island Railroad 
at St. Joseph. He has been the secretary of the Omaha Harvard Club 
and is a member of the Benton Club, St. Joseph. 

'86. Ralph W. Black is Justice of the Peace and Notary Public at his 

home in Gardner, Mass. 

'86. Walter T. Clark attended the Harvard Medical School from Octo- 
ber, 1886, until June, 1889, when he entered the Worcester City Hospital 
as house officer and will remain until August 1, 1890. 

'86. William V. Judson is Second Lieutenant of Engineers U. S. Army 
at Willetts Point, New York harbor. He is a graduate of West Point. 

'86. Myron W. Richardson spent a year and a half in the employ of 
the Union Pacific Railroad at Omaha, and since then has been a teacher 
in the Omaha, Neb., High School. 


'86. Camillo Von Klenze spent one year teaching at Chicago, 111., and 
then went to Berlin. Is now studying Germanic philology and German 
literature at Marburg in Prussia. 

'86. James H. Robinson passed the first year after graduation at Cam- 
bridge . In the fall of 1888 he entered the University of Strasburg. He is at 
present studying with Prof. Hermann Von Hoist and attending lectures 
in the University of Freiburg on historical and constitutional subj ects . He 
expects to "make his doctor" there and remain abroad two or three years 
longer. Present address, Freiburg, in Baden ; permanent address, 
Bloomington, 111., U. S. A. Married Sept. i, 1887, to Grace W. Reade. 

'88. John R. Eldridge went to California in November, 1888, and after 

travelling through that State and Nevada has located at Barton Vineyard, 

Fresno, Cal . , as private tutor. He writes enthusiastically of the Western 



'87. William S. Barstow is Superintendent of the Edison Electric Light 
Station at 360 Pearl street, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

'87. On January 226., at the residence of the bride, Chauncey B. Stone 

was married to Miss Jessie Wright. A large number of friends were 

present at the ceremony and the reception which followed. Among the 

Delta U.'s preseut were Charles S. Eytinge, Leonard D. White, jr., 

William J . Warburton and Warren E . Sammis . The presents were costly 

and numerous. 


'85. Benjamin W. McGalliard is resident physician in the Presbyterian 
Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa. 

'86. Joseph C. Harvey has been chosen pastor of the Presbyterian 
Church at Torresdale, Philadelphia, Pa. 

'86. The Rev. Kensey J. Stewart is preaching at Delta, Pa. ' 

'87. William J. Burd, M. D., physician and surgeon, graduated from 
the University of Pennsylvania in 1889. He is practicing at Belvidere, 

'87. John M. Roe, M. D., may be addressed at 1493 Gates avenue, 
Brooklyn, N. Y. 

'87. Robert J. Rankin has received a call to the Presbyterian Church 
of Perie Grove, Pa. 

'87. H. Townsend Beatty has received a call from the Presbyterian 
Church of Passaic, N. J., to take effect when he has completed his studies 
at Union Theological Seminary. 

'87. James P. Wilson, M. D., who graduated last spring at the Medical 
Department of the University of the City of New York, is located at 
Buffalo, N. Y., where he is enjoying a good practice. 

'89. Jay W. Angle has again entered the drug business, and is situated 
at Wilmington, Del. 


*9i . Edward E. Seip is engaged in tutoring in New York cit}\ 


'87. Alva E. Snow was admitted to the bar of Bristol county, Mass., 
last summer and has gone to San Francisco, Cal., to practice. Address, 
303 California street. 

'87. True W. White was married, August 24, to Miss Martha E. Davis, 
at Fort Jackson, N. H. Mr. White is teaching this year in Andover, 
N. H. 

'88. Charles H. Murdock is teaching in the high school at Whitefield, 
N. H. 

'88. George F. Murdock is now for the second year occupying the 
position of teacher of mathematics in the seminary at Kingston, N . H . 

'89. Clarence F. French completed his college course, after being ad- 
mitted to the bar. He is now at Fort Payne, Ala. 

'89. John S. Lamson is the Walker instructor of mathematics at Tufts 
College . 

'89. Herbert O. Maxham and William B. Eddy have entered the Tufts 
Theological School. 


Middlebury, '76, at Vergennes, Vt., recently, a daughter to Dr. and Mrs*. 
George B. Willard. 

Brown* '8i, at New York, N. Y., November 30, 1889, a son, Charles 

Evans Hughes, Jr., to Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Hughes. 129 East 

62d street. 
Brown , '83, at Chelsea, Mass., January 8, 1890, a daughter, Margaret, 

to Mr. and Mrs. Alfred W. Fitz. 17 Cary avenue. 
New York, '90, at Brooklyn, N. Y., February 1, 1890, a daughter, to Mr. 

and Mrs. William C. Reynolds. 61 Kingston avenue. 
Wisconsin, '88, at Madison, Wis., recently a daughter, to Mr. and Mrs. 

Thomas A. Polleys. 


Adelbert, '84, at Canton, Ohio, September 4, 1889, the Rev. James F. 

Cross to Miss Stella Pierson. 
Colby, '87, at Portland, Maine, recently, Irvin O. Palmer, of Wareham, 

Mass., to Miss Mary B. Cushing, of Skowhegan, Me. 
Rochester, '86, at Norwich, N. Y, December 23, 1889, Wallace S. Trues- 

dell to Miss Adelaide Parce. 
Brown y '88, at Lynn, Mass., October 17, 1889, Charles F. Medbury to 

Miss Mary A. Durfee. 
New York, '86, at Brooklyn, N. Y., October 29, 1889, C. Rex Sanford to 

Miss Mary E. Dill. 


Marietta, '84, at Gallipplis, Ohio, October 31, 1889, Friend F. Thornily to 

Miss Clara A. Graham. 
Marietta , '90, at Harmar, Ohio, December 31, 1889, Charles H. Smith, Jr., 

to Miss Jennie Pugh. 
Marietta, '90, at Homer, Ohio, November, 1889, William D. Stoughton 

to Miss Larmore. 
Syracuse, '88, at Hume, N. Y., December 25, 1889, Milton J. Fletcher to 

Miss Nellie P. Ferguson. 

Michigan, '89, at Saginaw, Mich., September 4, 1889, William H. 
Sherzer to Miss Maude Jerome, sister of Fred Jeroue, '92. 

Harvard, '83, at Kansas City, Mo., January 17, 1889, Richard B. Wilcox 

to Miss Georgia Pearce. 
Northwestern, '87, at Selem, Wis., October 23, 1889, Harvey A. Harding 

to Miss Mary E. Cull. 
Northwestern, '87, at Damon, Washington, October 23, 1889, Edward L. 

Minard to Miss L/uella Damon. 
Columbia, '87, at New York, N. Y., January 22, 1890, Chauncey B. Stone 

to Miss Jessie Wright. 


Williams, '38, at Chicago, 111., January 27, 1890, the Hon. William 

Bross, a charter member of the Fraternity, aged seventy-six years. 
Williams, '45, at West Salem, Wis.. January 22, 1890, the Rev. Anson 

Clark, father of Calvin M. Clark, Williams, '84. 
Union, '54, at Washington, D. C, January 19, 1890, the Hon. Orlow W. 

Chapman, Solicitor- General of the United States, aged sixty-six 

Hamilton, '55, at Baldwinsville, N. Y., August 10, 1889, the Rev. John 

F. Kendall, D. D. 
Northwestern, '92, at Chicago. 111., February 2, 1890, Edwin H. McM aster, 

aged twenty-one years. 


The Quarterly aims to present an accurate list of the names and 
addresses of members of the Fraternity who are studying in Europe. 
Suitable information for this department is urgently requested. 
Berlin, Germany, Calvin M. Clark, Williams, '84; Robert T. French, 

Jr., M. D., Amherst, '84; William E. Jillson, Brown, '82; Alfred W. 

Anthony, Brown, '83, Wartenburg Str. 26 II; Edmund N. Snyder, 

Harvard, '86; Camillo Von Klenze, Harvard, '86, Potsdamer Str. 14; 

Ambrose P. Winsou, Wisconsin, '87, York Strasse, 73 IV. 
Constantinople, Turkey. William T. Ormiston, Hamilton, '85, Robert 

College; Carl W. Scovel, Hamilton, '88, Robert College. 



Erlangen, Germany, William F. Osgood, Harvard \ '86, 6 Halbmond Str. 
Freiburg, Germany, James H. Robinson, Harvard, '87. 
Gottingen, Germany, Edward Kremers, Wisconsin, '89, stud. chem. 
Halle, Germany, John O. Adams, Northwestern, '89; John H. Gray, 

Harvard, '87, 22 Karlstrasse II. 
Heidelberg, Germany, Fred. Whiting, M. D., Amherst, '82, 85 Berg- 

heimer Str. 
I^eipsic, Germany, Matton M. Curtis, Hamilton, '8o; Henry Gibbons, 

Amherst, '73; Charles F. Carrier, Harvard, '85. 
Munich, Germany, Charles E. Linebarger, Northwestern, '88. 
Oxford, England, Charles F. Sitterly, Ph. D., Syracuse, '83. Oxford 


Strassburg, Germany, Ferdinand C. French, Brown, '85. 

Paris, France, William L. Montague, Amherst, '55, Societe Generale, 4 

Place la Opera; Oliver Q. Frederick, Michigan, '89, care of Drexel, 

Harjies & Co. 
Vienna, Austria, Ward M. Beckwith, M. D., Hamilton, '8o. 


Vive, Delta Upsilon ! — Charles S. Vedder, D. D., Union, '51, Charleston, S. C. 

Much pleased with Quarterly. — James T. Hoyt, Union, '74, New York, N. Y. 

Am highly pleased with the Quarterly. — Prof. F. S. Dietrich, Brown, '87, Ottawa, 

The last number of the Quarterly was a fine one. — George P. Morris, Rutgers, '88, 
New York, N. Y. 

I enjoy the Quarterly very much. Success to it.— Burleigh S. Annis, Colby, '85, 
Wilbraham, Mass. 

Am reading the Quarterly and expect to all my life.— Howard W. Dickinson, 
Marietta, '89, Beverly, Ohio. 

My law card has already paid. Best wishes for the success of the Quarterly. — 
W. H. Turner, Michigan, '88, Detroit, Mich. 

Like to see the Quarterly and know what the brothers dear in Delta U. are doing. 
— E. G. Phillips, Madison, '72, Tura Assam, India. 

Am pleased with the Quarterly and rejoice in the growth of Delta Upsilon. — 
Theron H. Hawkes, D. D., Williams, '44, Springfield, Mass. 

You are certainly taking the right methods to keep up a general interest in the 
Quarterly.— Benjamin W. McGalliard, M. D., Lafayette, '85, Philadelphia, Pa. 

I read the Quarterly with much interest, most of all, the editorial portions. It is 
admirably managed and edited. — Henry M. L,ane, Union, '39, Jersey City, N. J. 

I consider No. 1 a very superior number, and hope the quality will remain the same 
throughout the year. — William C. Raymond, Rochester, '89, San Antonio, Texas. 

The representative here of Columbia chapter still holds his own and is more loyal 
to Delta U. than ever before. — George R. Brush, Columbia, '91, Hobart College, N. Y. 


I have had, and have preserved, every number of the Quarterly, and always en- 
joy reading it. — George E. Zartman, Syracuse, '83, Waterloo, N. Y. 

I congratulate you upon standard and work of Quarterly. It is a first-class fra- 
ternity magazine. — William M. P. Bowen, Brown, '84, Providence, R. I. 

I have kept the faith and am ever deeply interested in our Fraternity. Shall be 
glad to see the Gold and Blue again. — The Rev. Samuel J. Rogers, Rutgers, '59, Min- 
neapolis, Minn. 

Wishing you every success and hoping to materially aid you in j'our good work be- 
fore many years go by, I remain ever yours to command, E. A. H. Tays, Union, '84, 
Sinaloa, Mexico. 

I think the Quarterly is all that could be asked of a Fraternity journal of to-day. 
It reflects the progress of the best of Fraternities, Delta U.— N. M. Isham, Brown, '86 
Providence, R. I. 

I am glad you're sticking to the Quarterly and making such a success of it. I 
have seen a recent issue and am proud of it. — George M. Rowland, Middlebury, '83, 
Okayama, Japan. 

No. 1, Vol. 8, of the Quarterly has just come to my address, with which I am very 
much pleased. Enclosed find my subscription for 1890. — George A. Wright, Adelbert, 
'87, Bellevue, Ohio. 

It is a splendid publication all through. I do not see how any D. U. can do without 
it. Success to you in your effort for its successful prosecution. — Frank H. Robson, 
Hamilton. '87, Elizabeth, N. J. 

You are giving us in every aumber a fine nmount of reading matter in exception- 
ally excellent form; and a very good history of all the passing events of our alumni. — 
Anson L. Hobart, M. D., Williams, '36, Worcester, Mass. 

I possess four volumes of the Quarterly, three of which are bound, and esteem 
them among the most valuable of literature. I would not miss a volume under any 
consideration. — William F. Alden, Middlebury, '89, Rutland, Vt. 

I am very much pleased with the D. U. Quarterly. It seems to grow better and 
better each year. I believe it to be a great power for good in our colleges, a most 
acceptable visitor to the Alumni. — The Hon. Ira W. Allen, LL. D., Hamilton, '50, 
Chicago, 111. 

I believe strongly in the good old society; it did much for me. I love its high aims 
and its integrity. Do not let it recede from the high standard it has set for itself. 
Multum non multa should be its motto. Numbers are nothing, men are everything. 
- James L. Barton, Middlebury, '81, Harpoot, Turkey in Asia. 

Glad to get your circular about the Quarterly, and if you will present the bill to 
my brother he will pay it. By all means do not fail to do this, as I would not be with- 
out it for anything. I find it more and more interesting. Try and keep up well the 
Alumni department. That is what interests us, as well as present progress. — The 
Rev. Horace G. Underwood, New York, '81, Seoul, Korea. 

I appreciate the Quarterly very highly, and hope it will receive the support from 
the Fraternity which it so well deserves. When will the Quinquennial be out, or is it 
so far back that it cannot be predicted ? I sent one recruit for the Lafayette chapter 
last fall, and expect to send another next— both the kind of which good Delta U's are 
made. — Principal John G. Conner/ Lafayette, '87, Colora, Md. 

I should be glad to give you some items of interest, but garrison life on the Staked 
Plains of Texas, with the neighboring Indians at peace, has little of the eventful in 
its routine. The enterprise and ability with which the Quarterly is conducted 
must be a matter of congratulation to every member of Delta Upsilon. — Major James 
P. Kimball, M. D., U. S. Army, Hamilton, '65, Fort Elliott, Texas. 























































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Delta Upsilon Quarterly. 


FREDERICK MELVIN CROSSETT, New York, '84, Editor-in-Chief. 
Robert James Eidlitz, Cornell, '85. 

Wilson Lincoln Fairbanks, Tufts, '87. 

Samuel Max Brickner, Rochester, '88. 

Samuel Stafford Hall, Harvard, y ZZ. 

Vol. VIII. MAY, 1890. No. 3. 


MET 'AVQNA ZTE&ANOZ is the motto of the class 
of '62 of Williams College ; and a royal family has that class 
proved to be. Several of its members enlisted in the Union 
army during the War of the Rebellion. Of these, two lost 
their lives in the service, one, J. H. Goodhue, was a Delta U. 
'Sixty-two has provided the Medical College of Kansas City, 
Mo., with its President, Dr. E. W. Shauffler. It has furnished 
its Alma Mater with a trio of professors: Raymond, Griffin 
and Carter. The last of these, Dr. Franklin Carter, was elected 
to the presidency of Williams College in 1881. J. Edward 
Simmons has been president of the New York Stock Exchange, 
and is now President of the Board of Education and the 
Fourth National Bank. 

'Sixty-two's latest and lasting cause for congratulation ex- 
ists in the distinguished honor won by Francis Huntington 
Snow ; namely, his election, on the 10th of April, to the posi- 
tion of Chancellor of the University of Kansas. Dr. Snow- 
was born in Fitchburg, Mass., June 29, 1840. In college he 


was prominent as a hard-working student, and was regarded 
with much interest by Dr. Mark Hopkins, then the president 
of the college. He joined Delta Upsilon early in his course. 
In his Sophomore year he was noted for his skill in the game 
of chess, and was a competitor in the games played with Am- 
herst at that time. In his Junior year he was treasurer and 
librarian of the " L. N. H./'also treasurer of 'Logian. At the 
Junior Exhibition he delivered the Greek oration — the highest 
honor. In his Senior year he was one of the disputants of 
the Adelphic Union, and vice-president of 'Logian. At the 
Commencement Exercises he received the degree of A. B., and 
delivered the Valedictory oration, having won the first honor. 
He was also elected a member of Phi Beta Kappa. After 
teaching in the Fitchburg High School for part of a year, he 
entered Andover Theological Seminary, from which he was 
graduated in 1866. He was never ordained to the ministry ; 
his study of theology he considered merely a part of his scheme 
of a liberal education. He removed to Kansas in the year in 
which he finished study at Andover. Two years later he 
returned, and married Miss Jane A. Aiken on the 8th of July, 
1868. This union was blessed with six children, of whom five 
are alive. 

In July, 1866, Dr. Snow was elected a member of the first 
faculty of the University of Kansas, and was made Professor 
of Mathematics and Natural Science. His ability to enter 
upon the duties of this position gives evidence of Prof. Snow's 
broad culture. His education had been principally upon other 
lines than these upon which he was assigned to teach ; but he 
was equal to the necessity of the situation, and devoted himself 
with a constant energy and intelligent purpose to Natural Sci- 
ence. He was so successful that he not only established his 
own fame as a scientist throughout this country and in Europe, 
but also secured for the University the erection of Snow Hall, a 
spacious museum, and placed within it a rare collection. In this 
Hall can be found nearly 200,000 specimens of animal life, of 
which number about 80,000 are insects. Dr. Snow contri- 
buted personally to the entomology of Kansas by the dis- 
covery of two hundred new insects. It is difficult to state, and 
more difficult to comprehend, the great amount of work he 


has accomplished outside of his class-rooms and laboratories. 
To quote from Mr. Frank L. Webster's account of his life, 
" He has catalogued 600 species of Kansas plants, 300 species 
of Kansas birds, lists of the fishes and land animals of Kan- 
sas, and a list of the insects of Kansas, Colorado and New 
Mexico." He has kept complete meteorological records ever 
since he began his life-work in Kansas, and has made many 
observations and experiments which have proved of value to 
agriculture. He is President of the Kansas Academy of Sci- 
ence, Fellow of the American Association for the Advance- 
ment of Science, member of the New York Entomological 
Society, of the Boston Zoological Society, and of the Daven- 
port Academy of Science, a member of the Cambridge Ento- 
mological Club, and an editor of its publication, Psyche. He 
is the most valuable and probably the most learned member 
of the Faculty of the University. 

When the Chancellorship became vacant in 1889, by the 
retirement of Dr. Lippincott, there was a peculiar sentiment 
expressed to the effect that an Eastern man should be found 
to fill the position. It is said that two Eastern men declined 
to enter upon its responsibilities, and then this sentiment dis- 
appeared, and Professor Snow was immediately selected Chan- 
cellor. Dr. Robert W. Oliver, the first Chancellor, who retired 
in 1867, upon hearing of the election of Professor Snow, wrote 
him saying : u The State has done a wise thing in placing one 
at the head of its University who has done so much for its 
elevation, usefulness and perpetuation." Wise, indeed, was 
the choice ; for Dr. Snow's characteristics — devotion, erudi- 
tion, breadth of view and executive ability — render him a 
model chieftain. To the students his elevation was peculiarly 
acceptable, judging from the reports in the University Courier. 
Hilarity and enthusiasm reigned supreme for two days. In 
the style of which collegians alone are masters, the boys ex- 
pressed their appreciation of the Regent's felicitous choice 
and their affection for the new Chancellor. Dr. Snow has long 
-enjoyed the trust and confidence of the friends of the Univer- 
sity and of the people of the State. His administration will 
be eminently successful and honorable. A. W. F. 


Lake George ! What unwritten 
history clusters around this pictur- 
esque spot ! To the many Delta 

U's who, for successive seasons, have 
 whiled away the mid-summer days 

by camping on her wooded isles, 
~"~ the name will not fail to recall 

memories as bright as the sunlight that falls on her sapphire 
waters. The camping season of '89 was opened by the advent 
of two canoeists who made their appearance at the Lake 
about the first of August. 

They found, however, that they had been preceded by an 
enthusiastic camper of previous years, who had gone up early 
for the avowed purpose of "spying out the land." Like 
.Eneas on the island of Calypso he was lured from his object 
by two maidens, and the only place that he succeeded in 
" spying out," was the most secluded nook on the hotel piazza. 
With a gentle reminder, that desirable as might 'be, Che tent 
could not be permanently pitched there, we proceeded to find 
a suitable position for the camp. To our great sorrow we 
found that Leontine Island, one of the most beautiful and 
desirable of the group that nestles around Bolton Landing, 
and which we occupied the y-ear previous, was already taken 
by a " Greek," who, we were afterward told, found balm for a 
broken heart by making himself the sole occupant of this 
sequestered isle. After a lengthy search and a brief council of 
war, we decided to locate on one of the State islands, known 
by the unpoetic name of "Huckleberry." 

Here we pitched our tent, lighted our camp-fire, and thus 
opened the season of '89. One by one the boys began to 
arrive, until representatives from a dozen different chapters 
were present, and by the end of the second week we found our 
canvas scarcely able to cover all the campers. The law of 
adaptation, however, works marvels in camp life, and by plac- 
ing a row of trunks in the center of the tent, a clothes line. over- 
head, from pole to pole, (the only place we could hang the 
articles of our limited wardrobe), and a row of mattresses on 


each side of the trunks, we made snug quarters for the rest of 
our stay. Not a day passed that we did not muster our little 
band and sally forth to Bolton Dock to meet the boat that 
made daily excursions from Caldwell. Thus we were always 
at hand to give Delta U. arrivals a hearty and fraternal wel- 
come. When the boat swung into the dock the boys lined 
up, and at a signal, the camp yell, Rah, rah. rah, rah ! Delta 
U ! Ha, ha ! Rah, rah ! Ha, ha ! Delta U. Camp ! was 
given with such telling effect, that the usually calm and peace- 

ful " George " lashed himself into a seething foam. As far as 
Bolton Landing was concerned, Delta U. held undisputed sway. 
" Ladies' Day " was a prominent feature in camp life. On 
a certain day of each week, announcement was made to the 
five neighboring hotels, that Delta Upsilon would be at home 
to receive the ladies. The preparations prior to these affairs 
were of a most interesting character. While order is not the 
first law of camp life, we were decidedly opposed to the idea of 


having our fair friends see to what an extent masculine con- 
fusion could attain ; consequently, on the morning of those 
eventful days, we organized ourselves into a house-cleaning 
brigade, and by means of broom, rake and shovel, made our 
quarters look as presentable as the circumstances would per- 
mit. Then, arraying ourselves in fine linen and winning 
smiles, and with the addition of banjo and song, we awaited 
the coming of our guests. In the early afternoon, a score of 
row boats and canoes could be seen approaching the island. 
As each boat touched the shore, a salute of welcome was 
given, and the fair freight safely landed. Upon their arrival 
we resolved ourselves into sub-committees, and proceeded to 
initiate them into the mysteries of camp life. One of the 
most interesting of these was our barber shop, consisting of a 
looking glass and soap box, in which were deposited shaving 

- cups, brushes, and razors. However simple this may seem, it 
never failed to appeal to feminine curiosity, and searching 
indeed were the glances bestowed upon this mystery of our 
toilet. The inside of the tent was inspected with maidenly 

, modesty, and we were frequently complimented on our neat 
method of keeping house. Within ourselves we chuckled, and 
sighed with the prophet of old, " verily appearances are deceit- 
ful." We shall never forget the expressions of horror that 
arose when we explained what interesting vigils we frequently 
kept, through nightly visitations from the ant, spider, and 
cricket. The tour of inspection finished, refreshments were 
served, which on these occasions consisted of ginger pop and 
bolivers. Though a simple repast, it was evidently enjoyed 
by the daintiest of the party. 

Delta U. songs were always in demand, and met with much 
enthusiasm. Camp is the place where they are heard to the 
best advantage ; there the hills send back pleasing echoes 
across the quiet water. Into the hearts of many of our visitors 
these songs have fallen, to be sung in new homes, where the 
strains caught up, perhaps, by some younger brother, may in 
the future bear a fruitful harvest for our beloved Fraternity. 

Too much time would be required to tell of the tennis 
tournaments, the yachting and lawn parties, the boat races, 
base ball games, the germans and hops in which the campers 


took a conspicuous part. All these were features of our daily 

Nightly we gathered around the burning logs of our camp- 
fire. Here, under its glow, wrapped in our blankets, and 
smoking our pipes of peace, all hearts were warmed into a 
kindlier sympathy and a more fraternal enthusiasm. The 
hours were whiled away with story and song, with merry jest 
and hearty laughter, until the dying embers bade us say 


" good-night." We realized that the Delta U. Camp was some- 
thing more than a place of summer recreation. To us it was 
the creator of a deeper enthusiasm and a more enduring 
loyalty for those principles which make us brothers. 

The camp fires that burnt so brightly on old " Huckleberry," 
did not die out when the last flickering embers expired, bul 
lighted by memory's torch they have oft been rekindled into 
fond recollections of the days that too soon sped away. 

Frank. P. Revnolds, New York '90. 



The last decade has witnessed a revolution in student life 
at Hamilton. The "good old times" when all roomed in the 
dormitories and ate at the same table, and when u a worthy- 
theological student was granted the privilege of selling 
herrings, beer, and crackers to the other students, to help him 
meet his expenses, 1 ' are gone forever. The growing import- 
ance of fraternity life caused a separation into boarding 
clubs on strict fraternity lines ; and this proved an entering 
wedge to the chapter-house system. 

At present, all the Greek-letter fraternities at Hamilton own 
chapter-houses. The most immediate effect growing from 
this fact is the gradual decrease in class spirit ; — whether or 
not to the detriment of the college is a disputed question. It 
was much feared at first that this would be followed by a cor- 
responding increase in fraternity exclusiveness ; but fortu- 
nately it has not yet proven true. Fraternity loyalty and 
spirit are no less strong than they have always been ; if any 
change has occurred, it has been toward fairness of dealing 
and manliness of Inter-fraternal relations. 

The first of these chapter-houses to be erected, and the first 
that greets the eye of one coming up College Street, is the 
Sigma Phi Hall. It was built* of brick, in 1871, and is in 
conformity to the idea prevalent at that time, (and still held 
by some fraternity men), that a chapter-house should be 
primarily and almost exclusively for chapter meetings and 
social gatherings. There are only two sleeping apartments, 
and at present only two of the Chapter room there. Its situ- 
ation, on the south side of the street, about five minutes' walk 
from the depot, is a well chosen one, though no other of the 
chapters have selected town sites. Sigma Phi was founded at 

* Were this article to be read exclusively by persons acquainted with 
the houses mentioned, it would be an interesting study to note the various 
values placed on their property by the different chapters. But since it is 
not, and considering the evidently inflated values given by some, and the 
impossibility of obtaining more accurate ones from other sources, it has 
seemed more just to all not to give the separate valuations, but to merely 
state that they vary in cost from $9,000 to $18,000. 




Union, in 1827, and the Hamilton Chapter was established in 
1831. Prominent among her alumni are, the late Gilbert C. 
Walker, '54, Ex-Governor of Virginia ; Col. Emmons Clark, 
'47 ; the Hon. John Cochrane, '31, and the Hon. John Jay 
Knox, '49, all of New York ; Prof. Oren Root, '56, of Hamil- 
ton College. 

Although not the next in construction, the Delta Kappa 
Epsilon House is the next in location on College Street. In 
1885, the Chapter purchased and remodeled a large dwelling 
situated at the foot of College Hill, known to all old students 
as the Spencer Place. This was burned in the summer vaca- 
tion of 1886 ; but they decided to rebuild on the old site, and 
early in 1888 a new house stood ready for occupation. It was 
built of wood in the Queen Ann style, and will accommodate 
twenty students, besides fraternity and public rooms, and 
culinary department. The Fraternity was founded at Yale 
in 1844 ; this Chapter was established in 1856. Among their 
most eminent alumni are the Rev. Dr. W. C. Winslow, '62, of 
Boston ; the Hon. J. D. Henderson, '68, of Herkimer ; the 
Rev. Dr. Willis J. Beecher, '58, of Auburn ; A. Minor Gris- 
wold, '59, of New York ; and the Hon. A. J. Whightman, '8i, 
of Duluth. 

In the angle of the street, and next adjoining the Dekes, 
stands the home of the Psi Upsilon chapter. It was completed 
in the spring of 1885, in time for occupation during part of 
the last term. The construction is of wood, and the archi- 
tecture one of the many Queen Ann designs. There are 
accommodations, for fourteen in addition to the usual social, 
fraternity and culinary rooms. Psi U. was founded at Union 
in 1833, and this Chapter was established ten years later. 
Among her sons are the Hon. Joseph R. Hawley, '47, of 
Washington D. C. ; Charles Dudley Warner, '51, of Hartford ; 
Perry H. Smith, '46, of Chicago ; Chauncy S. Truax, '75, and 
Ralph W. Thatcher, '59. 

Our own Chapter House is situated next, just in the middle 
of Sophomore Hill. The architect was Brother Gouge, '70, 
and the design is an excellent example of his good taste and 
skill. It was built of wood, in another variety of the Queen 
Ann, and, like the other modern houses, is a home for the 


Chapter. It was completed in the winter of 1887, and occupied 
in January, 1888. There are rooms for fifteen of the boys,, 
public and fraternity rooms, and suitable provision for the 
epicurean propensities of human nature. Though it is hardly 
necessary to mention to the readers of the Quarterly the 
prominent members of the third from the oldest of our chap- 
ters, we will venture to record the names of Attorney-GeneraL 
W. H. H. Miller, '61, of Washington ; the Rev. Dr. Arthur T. 
Pierson, '57, of Philadelphia ; Judge L. S. B. Sawyer, '62, of 
San Francisco ; Dr. Henry Randall Waite, '68, of New York ; 
and Rev. Dr. William H. Maynard, '54, of Colgate University. 

Adjoining us is the Theta Delta Chi house. This was the 
last house to be built, having been completed in the fall of 
1888. Like their three neighbors below them, they chose a 
modified Queen Ann style, and built of wood. Tuere are 
rooms for sixteen students besides the customary fraternity,, 
public and culinary apartments. This Fraternity, founded at 
Union in 1847, was the last to enter Hamilton, coming in 1867 ; 
but it is not wanting in eminent alumni, among whom may be 
mentioned John Cunningham, '66, editor of the Utica Morning 
Herald ; the Rev. James H. Ecob, '68, of Albany ; the Rev. 
Dr. Rufus S. Green, '67, of Orange, N. J. ; Judge W. C. 
McAdam, '77, of Minnesota ; and E. M. Rewey, '73, of the 
New York Sun. 

After passing these four, there are no other chapter-houses 
till the college is reached. Directly opposite the first entrance 
to the campus, stands the Chi Psi house. In 1881 this was 
remodeled and enlarged from a private dwelling, formerly 
owned by Professor Huntington. Though it is of wood and 
can accommodate only nine of the chapter, it is amply supplied 
with the necessary chapter and public rooms, as well as a 
department for the satisfaction of the physical man. This 
Fraternity was also founded at Union, in 1841, and came to 
Hamilton in 1845. Among the noted alumni of the Chapter 
are the Hon. Horatio C. Burchard, '50, ex-Director of the U. 
S. Mint ; the Rev. Dr. J. A. Priest, '47, of Cincinnati ; the 
Hon. A. E. Pattison, '62, U. S. District Judge of Mo. ; the Hon. 
Frank Rice, '68, Secretary of State, N. Y. 

Just north of the library, on the college campus, is located 


the Alpha Delta Phi Hall. The corner-stone was laid in 1876, 
but it was not completed until 1881. The building is of stone, 
and is occupied by four of the Chapter ; the balance of the 
house being used for social and fraternity purposes. Hamil- 
ton was the birthplace of Alpha Delta Phi, and since 1832 
many prominent men have taken their degree under her care. 
Among them are Samuel Eells, '32, the founder of the Fra- 
ternity ; Dr. Edward North, '41, Professor of Greek in the 
college ; Isaac H. Hall, '59, of New York ; the Hon. Theodore 
W. Dwight, '40, of Columbia College, and the Hon. G..W„ 
Schofield, '40, of Washington. 

The Emersonian Literary Society is a local organization^ 
established here in 1880. In 1887 they rented a house formerly- 
used as a college boarding-house, and fitted it up to accom- 
modate thirteen of their number, besides public rooms and a. 
culinary department. Of their alumni, the most prominent: 
are Prof. Andrew C. White, *8i, of Cornell University ; Chan- 
ning M. Huntington, '84, of the Utica Morning Herald ; and. 
Edward R. Fitch, '86, assistant professor of Greek in this, 

During the years of change, much consternation was felt by 
the early, and even by some of the later alumni, lest the loss; 
of the dormitory system should be detrimental to the college 
as well as to the students. The latter certainly has not been 
true, if we are rightly informed in regard to the past ; and 
we confidently believe that these homes will serve rather to 
bind the alumni more closely to their Alma Mater. The 
houses came from the pockets of the alumni, and "Where 
their treasure is, there will their hearts be also." 

As Hamilton is somewhat noted for her numerous divines, 
perhaps we will be pardoned if we close with a little homily 
to our sister colleges, — "Go thou and do likewise." 

Edgar Coit Morris, 

Hamilton, '89. 








As early as 1869, alumni members of the Fraternity residing 
in New York city, recognized the good-fellowship which 
existed among their number, and attempted the establishment 
of an alumni organization. An informal organization resulted, 
which died a natural death in a short time. In 1873, another 
attempt of a similar nature was made, but this, like the 
movement of foui* years before, had no permanent result. 

At the seventeenth anniversary of the founding of the New 
York chapter, held at Martinelli's, December 19th, 1882, the 
movement was started which terminated in the founding of 
the present New York Delta Upsilon Club. The convention 
•of that year had authorized the establishment of " a graduate 
-chapter in New York city," and had designated Eugene D. 
Bagen, New York, '76, and Dr. Albert W. Ferris, New York, 
'78, as the committee. A temporary organization was effected 
at this meeting and a committee appointed to draft a consti- 
tution. The next meeting of the new organization was held 
at Frobischer's Hall on East 14th street, February 10th, 1883, 
when the late Congressman Benjamin A. Willis, Union, *6i, 
•delivered an address on " The Principles and Success of the 
Non-Secret Society." His address was followed by the adop- 
tion of the constitution, and the election of these officers : 
President, the Hon. Benjamin A. Willis, Union, '61 ; vice- 
president, Frank C. Partridge, Amherst, '82 ; secretary, Albert 
W. Ferris, M. D., New York, '78 ; treasurer, Otto M. Eidlitz, 
Cornell, *8i. The executive committee elected consisted of 
Samuel Bowne Duryea, New York, '66 ; A. Britton Havens, 
Jtutgers, '82 ; Josiah A. Hyland, Esq., Hamilton, '75, Starr J. 
Murphy, Amherst, '81, and Charles E. Hughes, Brown, '81. 

The executive council of the club proceeded to rent rooms 
-at 842 Broadway, where, in this modest beginning, it shared 
its expenses with those of the New York chapter. Re-unions 
and entertainments, several in number, were held during the 


year, but the club did not receive the generous support which 
it deserved, and at the expiration of the lease gave up its 
" lodge room." 

On December ist, 1887, another, and happily, a more suc- 
cessful attempt, was made to put the New York Delta Upsilon 
Club on a substantial basis. The present club-house at No. & 
East 47th street, had already been leased, and at this meetings 
committees for the drafting of a new constitution and for the 
incorporation of the club were appointed. In a few weeks 
these essentials had been accomplished, and the club, under 
its own fig-tree, started on a new era of existence. Its first 
officers were : President, the Hon. Samuel B. Duryea, New 
Yor^ '66 ; first vice-president, the Hon. Charles D. Baker, Cor- 
nell, '74 ; second vice-president, the Hon. Don A. Hulett,. 
Union, '58 ; secretary, John Q. Mitchell, Marietta, '8o ; treas- 
urer, Frederick M. Crossett, New York, '84. 

A vigorous policy marked the new administration. The 
club house was at once furnished in excellent style, and new 
names were constantly added to the list of members. Not 
only newly graduated members of the Fraternity, but the 
older and more prominent Delta U's manifested their good 
will toward the new organization by making liberal subscript 
tions and donations. 

To-day, as one enters the club-house, at 8 East 47th street,, 
his eyes meet a lamp in the vestibule, which bears the ever- 
welcome monogram of Delta Upsiion. To the left of the hall 
is the spacious reception and drawing-room, furnished in 
modern style and set off by valuable tapestries. On the walls 
hang the portraits of the founders of the Fraternity, and those 
of Dr. Anson L. Hobart, Williams, '36, the late Hon. William 
Bross, Williams, '38, Justice of the Supreme Court, Stephen J_ 
Field, Williams, '37, the Hon. W. H. H. Miller, Hamilton, '61, 
and Secretary Redfield Proctor, Middlebury. Several master- 
pieces presented by members of the club, also adorn the walls, 
and represent famous artists. A fine Chickering grand piano- 
occupies one corner of the room. 

Separated from the reception-room by a screen is the club- 
caf6. Small tables, well appointed, give the room a home- 
like appearance, and meals can be obtained at any time. The 


cafe* is neatly furnished, and about the walls hang a number 
of valuable etchings secured chiefly through the generosity of 
brothers Samuel B. Duryea, Esq., New York, '66 ; Otto M. 
Eidlitz, Corntll % '8i ; Dr. Louis A. Coffin, Union, '82, and John 
Q. Mitchell, Marietta, ,8o. In the dining-room is a rack with 
the daily papers handy for consultation. 

In the basement is the comfortable billiard-room, equipped 
-with seats for the use of spectators, and its walls hung with 
mementoes of the Delta Upsilon Camping Association, and 
portraits of the resident members of the club. 

On the second floor are located the meeting- room of the 
Columbia chapter, the reading-room of the club and the smok- 
ing-room. The chapter-room is furnished in the generous 
style common to college rooms. The reading-room contains 
all the current periodicals, college papers and annuals, and 
the club library, which, at the present time, consists chiefly of 
books and pamphlets written by members of the Fraternity, 
and contributed by the authors. 

The upper floors are occupied by resident members of 
the club, nine chapters being represented. 

But two years and a half in existence, the club has made 
unexpected progress. To four men is its success in large 
measure due, Samuel B. Duryea, Otto M. Eidlitz, Eugene 
D. Bagen and Frederick M. Crossett. Its membership— 
which is both resident and non-resident — embraces the names 
of men prominent, not only in the Fraternity, but in the world 
at large. Some of them are, Justice Field of the Supreme 
Court of the United States, the Hon. Redfield Proctor and 
William KK H. Miller, of President Harrison's cabinet, the 
Hon. Charles D. Baker, the Hon. David A. Wells, ex-Gov. 
Austin Blair, Daniel S. Lamont, Rossiter Johnson, the Hon. 
Hans S. Beattie, the Hon. Sereno E. Payne, Prof. Herman L. 
Fairchild, and the Rev. William H. P. Faunce. 

The present officers of the club are : President, Otto M. 
Eidlitz, Cornell,, *8i ; first vice-president, William M. Hoff, 
New York, 73 ; second vice-president, Leonard D. White, Jr., 
Columbia, '87 ; secretary, Augustus R. Timmerman, Williams, 
'88 ; treasurer, Samuel S. Hall, Harvard, '88. The trustees 
are : The Hon. Charles D. Baker, Cornell, '74 ; A. Britton 


Havens, Rutgers, '82 ; Warren E. Sammis, Columbia, '87 ; Otto 
M. Eidlitz, Cornell, '8i ; Frederick M. Crossett, New York, '84 ; 
Charles L. Eidlitz, Columbia, '88 ; Robert James Eidlitz, Cor- 
nell, '85 ; the Hon. Hans S. Beattie, New York, '73 ; Samuel S. 
Hall, Harvard, '88 ; W. Francis Campbell, New York, '87, and 
Lincoln Peirce, New York, '91. 

Upon every alumnus resident in or near New York city, let 
it be urged to join the New York Delta Upsilon Club, and 
thereby contribute, not only to its sustenance, but to the wel- 
fare of the Fraternity as well. The club membership is 
encouraging, but is not. as large as it should be in the metrop- 
olis of the country. 

The recently graduated alumnus who comes to New York 
for purposes of study or business, will find in the club-house 
superior accommodations and that blessing of blessing — good 
fellowship. Moreover, living expenses at the club have been 
reduced to a minimum, and considering the location and 
benefits offered, it is to be doubted whether one can secure 
more advantageous quarters in New York city. 

Among the entertainments offered by the club during the 
year are receptions, "smokers," the annual banquet of the 
New York alumni, and numerous informal affairs. The last 
mentioned are perhaps the most delightful, since they combine 
the intellectual with the social. A paper or an address by 
some prominent alumnus or eminent specialist constitutes the 
first part of the meeting, which is followed by the ubiquitous 
" spread " and general merriment. These affairs are held 
monthly and members of the Fraternity are at all times wel- 
come. • 

To make the club the headquarters of Fraternity work, to 
afford a meeting-place for all Delta U's, to promote the wel- 
fare of and good-fellowship in the Fraternity — are among the 
prominent objects of the New York Delta Upsilon Club. 

S. M. Brickner, 

Rochester, '88. 


The Theta Delta Chi Shield in an editorial last summer said : 
" Our brotherhood was the first to publish a magazine or 
journal devoted to its interest, ot the Greek Letter fraternities ; 
the first to adopt emblematic colors." In our August, 1889, issue 
we questioned the accuracy of these statements, and asked for 
particulars. The October Shield answered : "In 1869 Colonel 
William Stone, the historian, a member of Theta Delta Chi 
from Brown University, in 1857, together with one or two 
other members of the fraternity in New York city, joined in 
the publication of a journal designated as The Shield, and 
4 devoted to the interests of Theta Delta Chi,' as the title page 
declares, and not to the interests of all the fraternities as Mr. 
Baird states in his book on American College Fraternities." 

The April 1890 Shield follows this up with : "The conven- 
tion of 1868 directed the publication of a fraternity periodical 
to be known as the Shield, to be edited and published by the 
Grand Lodge. The subscription price was $1.00 per year, and 
no advertisements were inserted. The first number, which 
appeared in July, 1869, was devoted entirely to fraternity 
topics. * * * The first page of this historic Shield is repro- 
duced in this number of the Shield as perfectly as possible. 
The yellowness of age and the poor quality of paper prevent 
a perfect representation. Such as it is, however, it establishes 
the fact of our priority as regards the issuance of a fraternity 
publication, and also our clear right and title to the use our 
name, the Shield. Our friends of Phi Kappa Psi should note 
this fact, and would be entirely excusable if they should cour- 
teously change the name of their journal. Such a procedure 
would save some confusion. As sufficient subscriptions were 
not received to justify the continuance of the Shield, it was 
merged into the College Review, and published for two years 
by Bros. P. C. Gilbert "and Wm. L. Stone, beginning Septem- 
ber 1, 1869, and ending July, 187 1." 

Though the size, table of contents, number of pages, etc., 
are not given, the reproduction of the title page definitely 



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nana •> daw adar y t l a i i d ian, akkktn «aUa tta aararal w kt 
taa mM af. mm ky i ch k a a, ravi *mmI tW aaatl taaaw. Matalhy 
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at *a *MaaS n*a, Tka Mckay, ka*****, k*«l \f aa aaadaj aa af 
Uaana aankaa a *• ataaakd aa. 

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aMrafcy af 11 ia h; a ajtWradia af ka wiakai, Tht aaa 


places the magazine. So much for Theta Delta Chi, now for 
Delta Upsilon. We have in our possession a forty page pam- 
phlet, bound in a cover of gold and blue, six by nine inches in 
size, whose title page reads : " Vol. I, October and April,. 
1867-68, Nos. 1 and 2. Our Record. Published by the Delta 
Upsilon Fraternity. Editors : Henry Randall Waite, Hamil- 
ton Chapter ; Nelson B. Sizer, New York Chapter, New York ; 
Baker & Goodwin, Printers, Printing House Square. 1868."" 
It contains an oration delivered before the Thirty-Second 
Annual Convention of the Fraternity, in Corinthian Hall 
Rochester, N. Y., by the Rev. William J. Erdman, Hamilton* 
'56; a poem, " The Isle Up the River of Time," by William 
G. Walker, Madison, '65 ; " Anti-Secrecy In and Out of Col- 
lege," by Hamilton; a history of the foundation of the 
" Middlebury Chapter ;" the " Minutes of the Thirty-Second 
Annual Convention of the Delta Upsilon Fraternity ; " Editors" 
Table," and " Fraternity News." Although this paper appeared 
twenty-two years ago, it was a distinctly fraternity magazine,, 
and will compare favorably with many that are now pub- 
lished. Volume II., numbers 1 and 2 of Our Record, consisted 
of 60 pages. Henry Randall Waite, Hamilton, '68, was editor,, 
and the associate editors were : Hamilton, E. R. Payson p 
Rochester, F. A. Marsh ; Middlebury, E. H. Bottum ; Washing- 
ton, J. G. Thompson, Jr.; New York, N. B. Sizer ; Western Re- 
serve, H. R. Parmalee ; Madison, J. W. Ford ; Miami, C. W. 
Earnest ; Brown, W r . T. Peck. It contained " Balance Wheels,^ 
by the Rev. Samuel J. Rogers, Rutgers, '59, a poem, "Our 
Morning Star," Minutes of the 34th Annual Convention of the 
Fraternity, History of the " Brown Chapter," " Western Re- 
serve Chapter," "Miami Chapter," "Law of Association as 
Applied to Young Men in College," a poem " Dites Moi," 
"National Christian Association opposed to Secret Societies;" 
" Editor's Table," " Personalia," " Our Book Table," " Art No- 
tices," and four pages of advertisements. After the issue of 
the second number the Record was discontinued, and revived 
later as the University Review. 

In order that the comparison between the Shield and Our 
Record 'can be made more easily, we have had reproduced the 
title page of the Shield and four pages of Our Record — the 


latter being reduced to one-fourth of original size. From 
these plates it is conclusively shown that Delta Upsilon's 
Our Record was more than a year in advance of the Shield. 

As to the colors, the Shield says : "In 1870 a fraternity flag" 
was floated over the Astor House. The flag had a blue 
ground containing the letters S. J. X. in black, bordered with 
white. These were and are stillthe fraternity colors, and this 
is the first instance on record of a diplay of colors by any fra- 
ternity." The Delta Upsilon convention of 1866 was held with 
the Rochester chapter. The minutes contain these words : " A 
committee on fraternity colors reported chrome and blue- 
Adopted. In addition to this, an advertisment in " Our 
Record" in 1868, reads : " Fraternity Catalogues, 35 cents ;. 
Fraternity Colors, 35 cents ; Fraternity Music, 40 cents ; and 
back numbers of Our Record, 25 cents." Thus it will be seen 
that Delta Upsilon adopted and displayed colors four years 
before Theta Delta'Chi, and published a magazine a year and 
a half in advance of the Shield. 

Our friends of Theta Delta Chi should note these facts and 
" would be entirely excusable if they should courteously " 
cease to claim the honor of having been the first to publish a 
fraternity magazine or the first " to adopt emblematic colors."" 


(From New York Times of April 30.) 

I saw a sparrow on the window rest, 
1 caught a simple rose in blossom there. 

O nerveless echo from the muffled past 

How canst thou with the living voice compare ? 

Ye costly shrines, in stone and splendor clad, 
That stir not, though the stately music roll, 

For me the pulsing life, the sun, the sky, 
The blessed influence of soul on soul. 

Must bird and rose and sunbeam be without, 
While gloom and dust and marble fill the shrine ? 

Let those who will all humbly bow within, 
O larger, sweeter Father's house, be mine. 

Abram S. Isaacs, New York, '71., 



It is a little odd how the quality of our exchanges varies 
with their locality and the fraternities' sectionalism. We are 
led to this reflection by chancing to get together the organs of 
two Southern fraternities, the Kappa Alpha Journal, and the 
Kappa Sigma Quarterly. There is a distinct spirit discernible 
in these magazines that is hard to characterize. There is not 
in them that " hustling " tendency so noticeable in Western 
fraternity organs, nor yet the serious and sober solidity that 
marks the pages of magazines in the East. Ambitious they 
surely are, and full of a certain vigor that promises much for 
the future. In a sense they typify in excellent fashion the 
awakening of the South to its' wide opportunities. There is 
oftentimes a deferring of the esthetic to the practical, there is 
a certain rawness about the finished product that suggests 
crude methods. But with alt their faults they have a peculiar, 
because sectional, interest for an exchange editor. 

More pretentious of the two in appearance and make-up is 
Kappa Alpha's magazine. The March number is not notably 
strong, but an article discussing the propriety of the establish- 
ment of chapters in institutions where secret fraternities are 
forbidden, has an interest. Incidentally the question is raised 
whether a chapter should be allowed to initiate students from 
other colleges. On both these subjects the writer has decided 
opinions, and those unfavorable to the action considered. 
Here are some objections urged against initiation of the kind 
mentioned : 

" That any one chapter may embarrass the whole fraternity by initiating 
-students from some other institution (as in the case of Tau), and promis- 
ing them that the order will grant them a charter. Or, if they are not 


really promised a charter, they may consider that the conduct of those 
who have unfolded to them the mysteries of the organization, has been 
such as to entitle them to confidently expect a charter. Or, if not this, 
.after an existence of six months, or a year, or two or three years, as mem- 
bers of the mother chapter, they may consider themselves, from their 
loyalty and devotion, if nothing more, as entitled to the dignity of forming 
a separate and independent chapter ; and if the privilege is denied them, 
trouble is necessarily brewed. Not only this, but even if no charter is 
^expected by the newly-initiated students, and they are content to remain 


members of the chapter which initiated them, a chapter at one institution 
can not properly oversee and care for its members at another. * * * 
Again, these brothers at a distance, being full members of the organization,, 
either have, or assume to have, the authority to initiate other candidates, 
and in nine cases out of ten they will do so ; and thus, while they may 
initiate none but spirits thoroughly gentlemanly, and congenial to them- 
selves, there is no assurance that the new initiates will be either congenial 
or acceptable to the mother chapter, and thus will the most important 
feature of fraternity life be nullified." 

The editorials in this number cover a wide range, from 
facetious comment on " la grippe," to the broad topics of fra- 
ternity policy. 

The Kappa Sigma Quarterly opens with a " cute " little- 
poem entitled " An Anatomist's Ode to His Mistress." Here 
are three good stanzas : 

I list, as thy heart and ascending aorta 

Their volumes of valvular harmony pour ; 

And my soul from that muscular music hath caught a 

New life 'mid its dry, anatomical lore. 

O ! rare is the sound when thy ventricles throb 
In a systolic symphony, measured and slow, 
While the auricles answer with rythmical sob, 
As they murmur a melody wondrously low. 

O thy cornea, love, has the radiant light 
Of the sparkle that laughs in the icicle's sheen ; 
And thy crystalline lens, like a diamond bright, 
Thro' the quivering frame of thine iris is seen ! 

The drama, " Little Ado About Something," lacks point to- 
the ordinary reader. More than half the space of this number 
is given up to chapter letters, many of which sadly need the 
pruning knife. 

* * 
The April number of the Shield of Theta Delta Chi, comes to 

us in portly body that suggests prosperity. It is pleasant to see 
that the magazine's quality also is improving. As a frontis- 
piece there is a portrait of one of the six fraternity founders, 
and two other honored alumni are also pictured. The bio- 
graphical sketch of Mr. French is poorly written. A writer 


on " Pan-Hellenism " sets the seal of his disapproval upon the 
Palm's far-reaching project, and the article is sufficiently posi- 
tive to be taken for an official utterance. An interesting matter 
to all Greeks is the attempt to substantiate Theta Delta Chi's 
claim that she published the first fraternity periodical. To 
silence the doubting Thomases, the first page of the first 
number (issued in July, 1869) is photographically displayed. 
It was a four column publication, but the writer does not 
state its exact size, or the number of pages. This sample page, 
with four of Delta Upsilon's Our Record of 1867-68, we have 
had reproduced, and will be found elsewhere in this issue. 
From these plates it will be clearly seen that Delta Upsilon is 
entitled to the honor of having published the first fraternity 
magazine. The department of " Our Graduates " has a grow- 
ing value, but we fancy all would be better satisfied if the 
men were classified by colleges. Thirteen pages are given up 
to editorials, and much of this space is wasted on mere business 
announcements, notes about various features of the issue, etc. 
If these matters are to be made very prominent in any maga- 
zine, why not make a department for them ? The exchange 
columns also are marred by "reading notices" of articles 
advertised, and it strikes one rather queerly to read, after a 
learned critique of an exchange, sentences like these : 

Brandreth's Pills and Allcock's Porous Plasters only need Theta Delta 
Chi stamped upon them to make them perfect. Don't forget Bro. Ralph 
Brandreth when you have a lame back or a pain in your stomach. ijfriH 

High class newspapers some time ago discarded such obtru- 
sive "ads." and why should the Shield adopt the obnoxious 
habit ? The exchange department is well handled in this 
issue, although the comments are very general. A large 
batch of fraternity news, much of which is stale, and some 
bright chapter letters, close the highly creditable number. 

A trio of the Shields of Phi Kappa Psi come up smiling for 
notice. An interesting document in the February number is 
the annual report of the fraternity. The writer touches on 
several vital fraternity topics, notably fraternity life in cities 
and alumni associations. He does not indorse the present 
system of requiring a unaminous vote of chapters to admit a 


siew chapter. This is Delta U's. method, and there is much to 
say in its favor as a centralizing force. In the March number 
another writer discusses this matter at length. He seems to 
lay too much stress on the fact that one chapter may thwart 
the wiHof the great majority. But granting that it may, how 
ivill any self-respecting chapter representative wilfully make 
"void the judgment of his fellows on important matters ? A 
fraternity convention is supposed to be made up of men of 
reason, consulting about large interests, and any disposition 
to block the wheels selfishly will have its inevitable punish- 
ment. We cannot think the writer's suggestion that the exe- 
cutive council have power to grant charters, is in the line of 
best development. The feature of the April number is the 
report of the Grand Arch Council at Chicago. To make a 
.guess, from a casual reading, the advocates of an easier method 
•of extension won a victory. But in practice the council showed 

itself conservative, rejecting two out of three applications. 


The editor of Delta Tau Delta's Rainbow nods a little 
in his January issue, noteworthy points being few. This 
editorial extract, apropos of the new Deke chapter at Minne- 
sota, has its value : 

" Some older fraternities as Delta Kappa Epsilon and Psi Upsilon, on 
awakening from their long lethargy of imagined conservatism and self- 
satisfaction, seem to have found themselves morally dazed by the pro- 
gress of certain other fraternities and certain institutions in the crude 
West. Not many years ago, overtures were made by representatives of 
Psi Upsilon to one of our prominent chapters in a large western univer- 
sity, and to the shame of Psi Upsilon and the honor of that chapter, the 
proposition was not for a moment entertained. If fraternity honor or 
morality means anything, it means that a general fraternity is as much 
T>ound by it in founding new chapters, as the chapter is in seeking new 
men, or the men themselves in dealing with other men. It means that 
there is temptation in extension policy for the general fraternity, as well 
as in wine, gambling, etc., for the individual member." 

It might well be added that an unreasonable, indiscriminate 
extension policy is inevitably a source of fraternity disease. 
An article somewhat out of the usual is that on chapter gene- 
alogy, tracing out mother chapters and grandmother chapters 
in most approved style. It is to be noticed in passing, that 


many of the younger chapters have been established by- 
individuals rather than by the fraternity as a whole. Here is 
something from the Symposium that we can heartily indorse : 

"If the Greek world could be brought to look with disfavor upon com- 
binations, the abominable practice would soon be discontinued by Greek 
and barbarian alike. In some colleges there is a growing sentiment 
against combinations and all manner of political intrigues. Some chap- 
ters of Delta Tau Delta are known in their own colleges to discounte- 
nance combinations. Shall not this reputation extend to the entire fra- 
ternity? Let Delta Tau Delta be known in the college world as a 
fraternity which does not enter combinations, and she will have done her 

part toward the attainment of the ideal in college politics." 


* * 

The April Rainbow offers some good things in its symposi- 
um on " Fraternity and Morality." One writer has this word 
to say : 

" Perhaps it might well be said that a false idea of fraternity life has in 
many cases been destructive of fraternity morality. " Mutual fun " has- 
been the complete motto of many a chapter, and the chapter that does- 
not cultivate hearty, hale fellowship does not enjoy a full-orbed existence. 
A good time is a part, but it is only a part of the fratertiity idea. Some 
men seem to think that sturdy morality is incompatible with true frater- 
nity. And so when they speak of a chapter of men, who are strict and 
conscientious, scorn curls the lip and it is said slightingly — " A. Y. M. C. 
A/ Strange to say, too, many seem to think that, when the men com- 
posing a chapter are striving to fulfil the purpose for which they came to- 
college, they fail to reach up to the fraternity idea, and so it is whispered 
— ' A literary society.' It seems to be the general tax that is laid upon 
every Greek Letter Society that it must endure the presence of chapters^ 
whose standard demands only the possession of certain merry social 
qualities. Wherever such a body of men have in their unholy grasp a 
charter, the only way to save the repute of the fraternity is to apply the 



He « 

The Kappa Alpha Theta, to our mind, runs a little too much 
to general essays. Where so little space can be given" to all 
subjects, we hold that a narrowing of one's field to fraternity 
topics is not merely necessary, but just and right. We pre- 
sume that our contemporary finds the same old difficulty of 
getting fraternity articles, and has to fall back on other matter 


to "fill up." A little sermon, brightly preached, is this which 
is found under the exchange gossip : 

" Has it ever occurred to Theta girls that one who has been asked to 
join them and who has refused — for such a thing may sometimes happen 
— is not materially changed, and that she is deserving of attention and of 
thoughtfulness even after such an event. It is an utter impossibility to 
gather all the nice girls in college into one fraternity, and by shutting 
herself t up in her own chapter a girl may miss some of the dearest friend- 
ships of school life. We go to college to broaden ourselves, not only 
mentally, but also socially and most important of all to broaden our 
charity. But how is this latter to be accomplished effectually if one knows 
only those of her own set. The truest charity will have a pleasant greet- 
ing and a kindly smile for all ; and let me whisper to you, girls, nothing 
will aid your chapter more than the fact that it can be said of your mem- 
bers, ' They are not afraid to speak to other folks." 

The Beta Thela ./Yean generally be counted upon to furnish 
interesting matter even in the dull days of fraternity journal- 
ism. So when three numbers pile up on our table, we can 
really expect something. The February issue opens with a 
reminiscent article treating of an early song-book. The latest 
"absorption," the Sigma Delta Pi local (society) at Dartmouth, 
gets its due in an historical way. Less space is given to the 
chapter than to the initiation of five old members of Sigma 
Delta Pi in an Ohio town. Under the caption of " Some 
Facts for a Contemporary," the editor finds the Rainbow 
guilty of misstatement, due presumably to ignorance of fra- 
ternity history. No comments are needed save that if any 
magazine tried to correct all the mistakes of its contempor- 
aries, it would have its hands full. As long as fraternity jour- 
nals are so largely edited by inexperienced men, there is little 
hope for the better. A young alumnus tells how five men 
started a chapter-house building association, and the bright 
idea deserves chronicling : 

" It was voted to subscribe for five shares of building association stock, 
at a par value of two hundred dollars each, to be held in trust until ma- 
turity, and then be transferred to the chapter to assist in building a chap- 
ter-house ; each member to pay his share of the dues. It was estimated 
that the stock would mature in about ten years, with a payment of one 
dollar per month per share, or twelve dollars a year for each member, 


the stock at maturity being worth one thousand dollars. Thus, by an 
investment of about six hundred dollars, made in easy payments of one 
dollar per month, a sum sufficient to make at least a substantial begin- 
ning for a chapter-house fund could be raised. * * * * The tax 
upon each member is slight, being only about three and one-third cents 
a day ; and who is there among any chapter's alumni who cannot afford 
to give that small amount to show his love for his chapter, and assist it 
in obtaining what would be of so great an advantage ?'* 

The chapter letters are as usual in this magazine bright and 

The March number contains little that calls for special- 
remark. Perhaps the best thing in possibility of suggestion 
is to be found in the California chapter's letter. Speaking of 
revising by-laws the writer says : 

Article IV, section 6, treating of the duties of officers, says : " It 
shall be the duty of the librarian : (i) To keep under lock and key the 
ritual and other secret matters of the fraternity. (2) To keep a file of 
all fraternity publications. (3) To keep a file of all chapter publications. 
(4) To keep a file of all the university publications. (5) To keep a file 
of all the exhibits referred to in the minutes. (6) To keep a file of all 
manuscripts read before the chapter. (7) To keep in a suitable scrap- 
book all programmes, newspaper items, and other scraps concerning the 
university, the fraternity, the chapter, and its members. (8) To keep 
such other memorabilia as may seem best to himself and to the* president. 
(9) To secure for the chapter-album the pictures of all members of 
Omega. (10) To have bound from time to time, with the consent of the 
chapter, such publications as may seem best. (11) To keep all other 
documents, books, and archives belonging to the chapter. (12) To take 
charge of the loan library of the chapter and to secure donations there- 
for. (13) To keep in a suitable book a complete index of the files, docu- 
ments, books, and archives above referred to. 

It will be seen that the officer who performs these many duties, will 
occupy a position of no little responsibility in the chapter. Upon him 
will depend, in a great measure, the success of all the other officers' work. 
Not only does he relieve the corresponding secretary and his assistant of 
many duties which have hitherto fallen to them, but, in addition, he will 
perform duties which are entirely new, — such, for example, as procuring 
the pictures of alumni, and the care of the loan library. The scrap-book 
has always been kept with more or less faithfulness since the chapter has 
been in existence. In fact, the idea of creating this new office was first 
suggested «t a recent meeting, when the question of the scrap-book cus- 
todian was being discussed. We were surprised at finding what a large 


number of duties existed, but which at that time were considered " every- 
body's business," and, consequently, were not performed. The result of 
our discussion was the appointment of a committee to draft a new set of 
by-laws, in which the office of librarian should be created. 

We fancy that some Delta U. chapters have need of the 

same ubiquitous kind of officer. 

" Betas in the National House of Representatives," is the 

most prominent sketch in the April number, but confines itself 

to brief personal mention of the ten men. Exchanges, which 

in February had a department of their own, now take the last 

place under u Fraternity News and Notes." We trust this 

does not forebode the extinction of this pleasant feature. The 

Knox correspondent has a good deal to say about Phi Delts, 

especially in a local way, and some of it may return to trouble 

him. Scandals alleged or real are not the things to air in 

chapter letters. 

* * 
One does not need to have the words " The Pan-Hellenic 

Magazine," printed on the cover of the Palm to know what our 

contemporary's hobby is. You can find a Pan-Hellenic spirit 

running all through the magazine. It is a helpful hobby, we 

are bound to add, and we could wish some of our sickly and 

dyspeptic exchanges could get something of the verve so 

noticeable in Alpha Tau Omega's organ. Symposiums seem 

to be the fashion these days, and the Palm follows it, taking 

as a topic, " What Is Fraternity ?" Here is one answer : 

" Any organization which has for its aims the advancement and pro- 
tection of the individual member, inculcation of morality, truthfulness, and 
a high standard of friendship, comes under the banner of fraternity. 
Wherever men come together there are affinities. Recognizing this 
fact, students of colleges and universities sought a means which would 
more thoroughly perpetuate the friendships formed during their course, 
by banding themselves together under a common name, and a constitu- 
tion stating the objects and aims. 

The Greek Fraternities of American institutions were brought into 
existence in this manner. The true purpose of any fraternity should be 
advancement all along the line of human progress ; then it will have 
materialized the hopes of its founders." 

The winning orations in the Indiana and Ohio State oratori- 
cal contests, get places in the Pan-Hellenic department, while 



exchange gossip and Greek news items all have a leaning in 
the same direction. The purely Alpha Tau Omega matter is 
largely confined to the chapter and alumni letters, not forget- 
ting a portrait and life-sketch of the Worthy Grand Chief. 

First and foremost in the March Key is the second instal- 
ment of a discussion of the possibilities of fraternity journal- 
ism. The problem considered is the nature of the contents, and 
this is the way the writer illustrates her view of the matter : 

" A simple illustration, perhaps, will show this matter in its true pro- 
portions. Suppose that I draw four circles, using in their construction 
the same centre but different radii. Against the smallest circle I will 
write the name of my own fraternity ; against the second, which is larger 
but somewhat fainter than the first, " Fraternities ; " against the third, 
larger and fainter still, " College ; " and against the fourth and faintest, 
which includes all the others, " Fraternity," using this term in its broadest 
sense. Such a diagram illustrates roughly my idea of the general relation 
of these subjects, and their order of treatment, as regards importance, in 
a Greek-letter journal. 

First of all comes the smallest circle, my own fraternity. The fratern- 
ity magazine is above all else the organ of that fraternity. Its chief object 
is to give to each member of the organization an accurate idea of its 
character, policy and workings in general. But in order to accomplish 
this, the magazine must offer something more than chapter letters, 
official notices and catalogue reports, necessary as these may be. The 
character of a fraternity should be represented in its journal, and that is 
made possible only when the individual members supplement the views 
of the editor by their own views and suggestions. Only when the con- 
tributors will consent to write informally of themselves, their work and 
tastes and ambitions, will the magazine become in any degree a repre- 
sentative journal." 

The second subject, that of fraternities in general, though subordinate 
to, should not be overshadowed by the first. Contact and comparison 
with similar organizations is always essential to the growth and prosperity 
of a fraternity. For many Greeks, one or two fraternity journals furnish 
the only accessible information in regard to the history and methods of 
other fraternities ; and according as this information is liberal or scanty, 
will their views be broad or bigoted. Nor is it necessary to devote many 
pages to " Fraternity Items." Many articles upon fraternity policy require 
frequent reference to the attitude of other fraternities in the same matter ; 
many more might be enriched by illustrations drawn from other fraterni- 
ties than the one in question/' 


We shall look for more breezy talk from Miss Dodge's 

The Parthenon offers several suggestive talks and in one 
on chapter homes is this picture : 

" A permanent place of meeting is itself almost an essential to chapter 
progress. For all Kappas to know that there is a certain place in which 
Kappa pleasures are to be found at a particular time in each week, cannot 
but benefit the attendance and interest of chapter meetings. Regularity 
and permanency as to the place of meeting would seem to make easier 
and less forced all other regulations as to punctuality, order, etc. And 
these are conditions conducive to more perfect organization, and more 
earnest chapter work. 

Pleasant associations soon gather about the fraternity room ; here we 
have renewed and fulfilled our pledges of friendship ; here, perhaps, we 
first tasted of Kappahood ; here we have sung fraternity songs and par- 
ticipated in all sorts of jollity, There is much to attract the new and old 
members, and unite all in the common heritage. There is an irresistible 
charm about the place — a charm which must sweeten and strengthen 
Kappa bonds." 

This contemporary dabbles little in fraternity news, and 
that is not very well selected. The chapter letters are well- 
balanced and entertaining. Some good editorials and exchange 
gossip close the number. 

A good fashion it is to publish portraits and biographies 
of distinguished alumni, and it is the Phi Gamma Delta Quar- 
terly s pleasure to follow it by presenting Prof. J. C. Ridpath. 
This is peculiarly timely in view of a rival's insinuation that 
Mr. Ridpath, with Gen. " Lew " Wallace and Edward Eggles- 
ton, are honorary members. In fact an indignant alumnus 
writes a communication dealing with this very matter. It 
does one good to see the opposition to honorary membership 
growing thus among fraternities. Among the active members 
of Delta U., we know the sentiment is general that the admis- 
sion- of such members on our part was an error of youth, and 
none have been created in the last nine years. 

" Once Upon a Time," a talk upon life by an old graduate, 
is full of interest, and we are sorry that we cannot quote more 
than this : 


" Life is a tale in three volumes : ' Once upon a Time ' is the first in 
historical order, but the last to be written ; ' Being about to Be,' is the 
last in order, but the first to be sketched out ; ' Now ' is a thin second 
volume between the other two, at which we are always pen in hand, but 
write none of it down save in memoranda, tables of contents, heads of 
chapters. If youth writes anything, it is about that 'futurum ' on the 
other side of the divide. When it has left college, when it has made a 
fortune, when it has gained proud eminence, when it has builded its 
palace and brought home its bride, then — ah, then ! But for those who 
are nearing the ' divide,' there is the fond, lingering look behind. Life 
seems more in the sunshine in the plains and valleys they have left as 
they toiled onward. They begin to dip their pen in memory and write 
the first book, the volume whose title is ' Once upon a Time.' Memory 
is your true, first-class fountain pen, that runs out the lines without 
refilling. See to it that it does not soil the fingers that use it by careless 
filling in the first place!" 

The editor is doing yeoman service in writing up the 
alumni, and two articles in this number hold well to the 
golden mean that lies between the ponderousness of biograph- 
ical details and the levity of undignified remarks. A vigorous 
talk, " To the Disappointed Idealist," pictures a class of fratern- 
ity men with whom we are all acquainted. This may be good 
physic for some Delta U. idealists : 

" He who would form a true conception of what fraternal organizations 
should be, must look with two eyes, holding one upon man as he is, 
whilst the other is fixed upon man as he should be. It is the man that 
looks with both eyes upon man as he ought to be that I pronounce my- 
self against. A working idea, I insist upon ; and when an idea is to be 
a harness into which a man is expected to step and work, I hold that he 
makes a serious mistake who measures a being more angel than man, 
more divine than human, and therefrom makes a pattern. The loftiest 
realizations must satirize the purely ideal. Only the immortals in the 
long list of artists have succeeded in preventing the act making the 
thought ludicrous. 

The pure idealists, and there are not a few of them, are the disappointed 
in fraternity life, as, indeed, where are they not? It is not what they 
expected ; not a constant march into profound mysteries ; not an enchanted 
life by any means. If one of the disappointed is doing me the honor to 
glance over these pages, let us ask, after due reflection, how does your 
expectation of fraternity accord with what you know to be bed-rock 
human nature ? A little extravagant ! Well, I thought as much. The 


truth is, you would have been satisfied with a sentimental varnish, whereas 
the way of the practical fraternity is to polish by sharp contact with men 
as good as, if not better than yourself. " 

The editorials run the full scale of fraternity topics. One 
touches on a need of Phi Gamma Delta that is likewise a need 
of Delta U. — a carefully written, and broad-spirited history of 
the fraternity. Twenty-five pages of chapter letters have their 
varying stories to tell, mainly of encouragement, for these are 
halcyon days with the " Fijis." Why should they not be, when 
the fraternity has such an admirable organ of opinion and 

* * 
The neat cover of the Sigma Chi Quarterly for February 

envelopes a number of good things. The writer of "Sigma 
Chi in the Colleges," however, fails to do justice to denomi- 
national schools, when he says of them that, 

" They were founded to shade and color knowledge. They were to 
abridge the right of private judgment. They were to propagate special 
opinions. They were to mould religious opinion on the lines of catechisms 
and confessions ; to bias and cause to be favorably received ancestral 
thought ; hence to destroy freedom of inquiry, and consequently predes- 
tinate the religious opinions of their students. 

We venture to say that nine-tenths of the so called denomi- 
national colleges were founded with the purest and most 
unselfish motives, designed especially, of course, to give edu- 
cational advantages to those of their respective religious 
beliefs. This is true, certainly, of the many strong denomina- 
tional colleges in New England, and special religious instruc- 
tion therein is now a genuine rarity. Still we recognize the 
truth of the argument, that in the West at least, the State uni- 
versities have the largest future. Almost as an appendix to 
this article, is one on the number of American colleges. Like 
all wise men, the writer regards the large number as a matter 
of regret. Sixteen pages seem a good deal to give a sym- 
posium on "The Proper Study of the Law," but perhaps this 
foreshadows a long series of articles on the professions. 
With that understanding we will pass on. Editorial promise 
is given of the early publication of the desired alumni cata- 
logue. The long-suffering editors have our hearty congratu- 
lations in advance. 


Sigma Phi is erecting a new chapter house at Hobart Col- 

Of 458 students at the University of Virginia, 205 are 

Chi Psi held her annual convention in New York, April 7th 
and 8th. 

A new fraternity called the Lethe has entered De Pauw with 
seven members. 

The University of Mississippi chapter of Delta Psi is build- 
ing a fine chapter house. 

Theta Delta Chi established a chapter at the Massachusetts 
Institute of Technology on March 21st. 

Alpha Delta Phi held her 58th annual convention the first 
week in May, with the Rochester chapter. 

Phi Gamma Delta has new chapters at the University of 
Minnesota and at the University of Tennessee. 

The University of Pennsylvania chapter of Phi Kappa Psi 
has been revived with a membership of seven men. 

A charter for a chapter of Theta Nu Epsilon has been 
granted to students of the University of the City of New York. 

Beta Theta Pi has been expelled from the Pan-Hellenic 
Association of De Pauw, because of non-attendance at the 
annual banquet. 

The University of Pacific chapter of Phi Kappa Psi, has 
adopted a chapter neck-tie. It is of lavender and pink, and is 
made to order in Chicago. 

Three fraternites of De Pauw, Phi Gamma Delta, Delta 
Upsilon, and Delta Tau Delta, have applied for a copyright 
on The Adz, the college paper. 

A high school fraternity, Alpha Zeta, has established a 
chapter at the Ithaca High School. It has chapters at 
Rochester and Schenectady. 

The Kappa Sigma Quarterly favors, editorially, the change 
of its name to Star and Crescent, as Alpha Delta Phi seems 
unlikely to claim the title' very soon. 


Beta Theta Pi, Chi Psi, Delta Upsilon, Kappa Alpha, Psi 
Upsilon, Phi Delta Theta and Theta Delta Chi form the Cor- 
nell Inter-Fraternity Tennis Association. 

Twenty-seven of Phi Kappa Psi's- thirty-five chapters were 
represented at the Convention held in Chicago in April. Four 
of the six alumni associations also sent delegates. 

The Adelbert chapter initiated six men this fall. None of 
her invitations were refused. She has defeated Alpha Delta 
Phi and Delta Upsilon in every conflict. — Beta Theta Pi. 

The dedication by Kappa Alpha Theta of a chapter house 
at the University of Vermont, takes away from Alpha Phi the 
distinction of being the only ladies' society that possesses a 

The Phi Gamma Delta Quarterly's correspondent in the 
Mass. Institute of Technology gives these figures of member- 
ship : Phi Gamma Delta, 16 ; Sigma Chi, 12 ; Theta Xi, 17 ; 
Delta Tau Delta, 12 ; Delta Psi, 15. 

The 57th convention of Psi Upsilon was held in Providence, 
May 1st and 2nd. The Rev. Charles H. Hall, D. D., was the 
orator, and not the Rev. Dr. John Hall, as reported. Delegates 
from sixteen of the eighteen chapters were present. 

The Cornell Greek letter societies subscribe to the crew 
fund. Alpha Delta Phi has given $315 ; Kappa Alpha, $300 ; 
Delta Upsilon, $170 ; Chi Psi, $100 ; Alpha Tau Omega, $100 ; 
Beta Theta Pi, $100, and Kappa Kappa Gamma, $50. 

The numerical strength of the fraternities at De Pauw Uni- 
versity Qn April 25, was as follows : Delta Kappa Epsilon, 22 ; 
Phi Delta Theta, 21 ; Phi Kappa Psi, 20 ; Phi Gamma Delta, 
20 ; Delta Upsilon, 18 ; Beta Theta Pi, 17 ; Delta Tau Delta, 
14, and Sigma Chi, 13. 

Old Beta Phi starts the present year more vigorous than 

ever. We have had everything our own way in "rushing,'' 

and have inflicted several humi4iatrng and well-known defeats 

.on Psi Upsilon and Alpha Delta Phi, our would-be rivals 

here. — Rochester letter, Delta Kappa Epsilon Quarterly. 

The March University Magazine publishes an illustrated 
article on the Delta Kappa Epsilon Club of N. Y. Among 


the portraits of vice-presidents given is that of Theodore 
Roosevelt. Mr. Roosevelt's name is also found in the Alpha 
Delta Phi catalogue, under the Harvard class of '80. 

The so-called Harvard chapter of Beta Theta Pi, contains 
thirteen members, twelve of whom come from other institu- 
tions. The great university has been the graveyard of chap- 
ters of nearly every prominent fraternity, but amid all the 
dying, Delta U's chapter continues on its progressive way. 

The Trinity chapter of Alpha Delta Phi is to build a chap- 
ter house. It is to be a three story, Queen Ann, brick struc- 
ture with wide piazzas ; to contain billiard, dining, bath, sitting 
and smoking rooms, guest chamber, caterer's quarters, library 
and chapter hall. The Alpha Delts have the largest chapter 

at Trinitv. 


Boston University is probably the only institution in the 
country where the number of sororities exceed that of frater- 
nities. There are four of the former, Alpha Phi, Kappa 
Kappa Gamma, Gamma Phi Beta, and Delta Delta Delta, and 
three of the latter, Beta Theta Pi, Theta Delta Chi, and Delta 
Tau Delta. 

The Union correspondent of the Beta Theta Pi, writes : 
" Psi Upsilon, by her avariciousness and desire for a monopoly 
of officers, has been ' set upon ' so heavily by the other fratern- 
ities that she has been compelled to combine with Delta Upsi- 
lon, a combination which I think is unique in the history of 
Psi Upsilon." 

The Kappa Alpha Journal says that : " Phi Delta Phi, the 
non-secret law class fraternity, is to establish a chapter shortly 
at the University of Virginia. The charter members are 
eleven in number, and with one or two exceptions are of a very 
inferior character. The better class of students in the law 
department have refused to connect themselves with the 

In July, one more name was added to the roll of Kappa 
chapter. May Booth, who was spending her vacation from 
Smith College, Massachusetts, at her home in Iowa City, was, 
with awful rites, converted into a true and lawful Pi Beta Phi. 
— Iowa State University letter. Arrow. Is this a general prac- 


tice with Pi Beta Phi, or is the new initiate to become mother 
of a Smith chapter? 

The Executive Council of Psi Upsilon is composed of five 
alunuii, who are elected annually. The present members are : 
H. L. Bridgmwa, Amherst, '66 ; B. H. Bayliss, New York, '65 ; 
F. S. Bangs, Columbia, "78; H. G. Johnson, Cornell, '73, and 
\V. M. Kingsley, New York, '83. As the Cornell chapter oi 
Psi U. was not established until 1876, Mr. Johnson is evidently 
an honorary member. 

The Phi Gamma Delta Quarterly says that Beta Theta Pi is 
endeavoring to absorb Zeta Phi, a society of only local influ- 
ence at the University of Missouri. The fraternity formerly 
had three chapters, situated at William Jewell College, Wash- 
ington University, and the University of Missouri, where it 
was founded in 1870. All except the last are defunct, or have 
been absorbed by other orders. 

The University of Virginia correspondent of the Phi Kappa 
Psi Shield, says : " The Eli Bananas, an organization com- 
posed of the leading and picked men of the college, had their 
spring initiation last week, four new men being taken in. To 
be an Eli is the highest honor attainable at the University, as 
the flowers of the fraternities are selected, and the requisites 
are of a very high standard. Brother Greenway was one of 
the favored few, and he may be now seen walking around col- 
lege with the blue ribbon on his left breast." 

The American Newspaper Directory for 1890 gives the cir- 
culation of the Greek letter magazines as follows : " Alpha 
Phi Quarterly, 250 ; The Beta Theta Pi, 1000 ; Chi Phi Quar- 
terly, 750 ; Chi Psi Purple and Gold, 750 ; Delta Gamma Anchora, 
250 ; Delta Upsilon Quarterly, 2000 ; Kappa Alpha Journal, 
500; Kappa Sigma Quarterly, 500; Phi Gamma Delta Quar- 
terly, 500 ; Pi Beta Phi Arrow, 250 ; Phi Kappa Psi Shield, 1000 ; 
Sigma Alpha Epsilon Record, 500 ; Sigma Nu Delta, 500 ; 
Theta Delta Chi Shield, 750. All the others are not given. 

The fraternities here, with a single exception, are composed 
of good men, and are in good condition. We are on pleasant 
terms with our rivals, especially Delta Upsilon and Chi Psi. 
Our relations with the former could hardly be more pleasant. 


We are gratified to note the long step forward which they 
have made this college year. Chi Psi has been unfortunate 
this year. In '89, five of their men graduated, and this fall a 
Junior and Senior failed to return. Only one of the four 
Freshmen solicited by them was secured. In addition they 
began the winter term with the fresh loss of a Senior and 
Sophomore. — Univ. of Wisconsin letter ; Phi Delta Theta Scroll. 

Psi Upsilon has a new song book in preparation. The 
Wesleyan (Xi) chapter, chairman of the committee, reported 
at the convention, last May : " Early in October the Executive 
Council notified the Xi that it had been charged with the 
preparation of the song book, and immediately thereafter 
selected Brother Karl P. Harrington, '82, editor in-chief. 
After this election, a chapter letter, and later on a printed circu- 
lar, were sent by the Xi to the other chapters urging the 
appointment of the associate editors. We regret to state, 
however, that as yet only seven chapters have sent in the 
names. This delay on the part of the chapters has retarded 
the work to a great extent." 

The New York Tribune is responsible for this fairy tale : 
" It is related that when Mr. Calvin S. Brice went to college 
he often found it hard work to pay his necessary expenses. 
The D. K. E. fraternity was the swell one ot the college. A 
number of the boys saw that Brice was a brainy fellow, and 
his name was proposed. The rule of the society was that one 
black ball would prevent the election of a. candidate, and 
Brice's name was twice black-balled. The members of the 
fraternity demanded who had cast the opposing vote, and 
they found that it was a young aristocrat named Fisk, of Cov- 
ington, who said he didn't want Brice in the fraternity because 
he was a poor fellow, and had not what he considered a high 
enough social standing. The remaining members of the fra- 
ternity were so desirous of admitting Brice that they informed 
Fisk that the question had resolved itself into one of himself 
or Brice, and that if he again voted against Brice he would be 
expelled from the fraternity. The result was that Brice 
became a member of the D. K. E., and that Mr. Fisk voted 
for him." 


To the Editor of the Quarterly : 

Now that work on the Quinquennial is moving well all along 
the line, I deem it opportune to acquaint your readers, which 
means the Fraternity, with some particulars of my plans and 
purposes with regard to the volume. 

At the outset, let me say that the limits of my work have 
been definitely set by the Convention, and restrict me to mak- 
ing the publication largely biographical in its contents. I 
am not yet disposed to call this a mistake, for there are sev- 
eral reasons why it would be inadvisible if not impossible to 
cover in detail the history and bibliography of the Fraternity. 
The lateness in beginning work, due to an unfortunate 
omission pf the '$& Convention, and the fact that Brother 
"Chase, in his '84 Quinquennial y devoted a large amount of space 
to historical and bibliographical matter, alike tend to confirm 
an early impression that true wisdom dictates closest atten- 
tion to the collection of correct data as to individuals rather 
than chapters or Fraternity as a whole. In doing this we 
shall simply be returning to the ordinary lines of fraternity 
cataloguing, not one of the recent catalogues of other frater- 
nities, I believe, having gone into early history with an elab- 
orateness comparable with our existing volume. 

As was indicated in the descriptive circular sent out to 
members, the " plan of campaign " was somewhat changed 
from that of five years ago, and much of the responsibility 
for dates, places, and other details, has been thrown directly 
on the alumni themselves. Thus far, the plan has worked 
admirably, and has justified the hopes of Brother Eidlitz of 
the Alumni Information Bureau, who suggested it, and 
myself. And right here I would correct an impression seem- 
ingly widely prevalent, that the biographies in the coming 
Quinquennial are to differ from those in the '84 book only in hav- 
ing later information. As a matter of fact it is my aim to 
build on new, and, if possible, broader lines. Each biogra- 
phy, so far as may be, will contain the following facts : 

1. Whole name in full. 2. Residence address (business address also 
in a city of more than 20,000 inhabitants, or if in a different place). 3. 


Present occupation. 4. Offices held in chapter and fraternity. 5. Date 
and place of birth. 6. College offices and honors. 7. Further studies, 
ai d degrees received. 8. Occupations since graduation, with full dates. 
9. Offices of honor and trust. 10. List of published works. 11. Con- 
tributed to what papers or magazines. 12. Member of what learned 
sccieties. 13. Honorary degrees received, with dates and names of 
* cc lieges. 14. Date and place of marriage ; name of bride. 1 5. Relatives 
in the Fraternity. 

In the case of deceased members, even more details will be 
given. While the attempt will be made to secure every 
important fact that could be put under all these heads, special 
care will be taken to obtain details of fraternity and college 
life. These, it seems to me, are particularly essential points 
in a catalogue like ours. No. 8 also will be given all the ful- 
ness possible, with accompanying dates. 

But while biography will be the book's chief feature, there 
will be considerable other matter. Each of the eight chap- 
ters founded since 1884, will have its story told by a young- 
alumnus. The history of the old chapters also will be told, 
albeit in a condensed form. A table of the relationship of 
members will be of much interest. The Fraternity's bibliogra- 
phy, the rapid increase of the quality and quantity of which 
has been a marked sign of our progress, will be given due 
space. For a preface I have asked one of our best-known 
alumni to write an article strongly and clearly defining our 
present position in the fraternity world, and stating what may 
well be called our profession of faith. 

So much for purposes. Now as to prospects, financial and 
otherwise. I am glad to report that subscriptions have been 
prompt and numerous, and I would not hesitate to promise 
that if the members not yet heard from subscribe in the same 
proportion as have those who have made returns, the book 
would come very near paying for itself, — a very desirable 
result, of course. It is gratifying to record at this time also, 
the substantial interest shown by the very oldest members 
Of the living founders of the Williams chapter, scarcely one 
but subscribed at once, and the cordial notes received from 
several deserve more than a passing mention. 

The date of publication is still an unsettled question, but 
will not be later than October 1st, unless something very 


unexpected happens. In putting forward the date of publi- 
cation from that originally stated, I am simply allowing for 
contingencies, and it will not be utterly surprising if the book 
appears during August. But I am sure I shall not mistake 
the temper of the Fraternity when I say that I do not believe 
in sacrificing thoroughness in order to have the book out early. 
It is my present intention to edit and put in shape myself, 
everything that is to go into the book, and also do my own 
proof-reading. In no other way can genuine uniformity of 
style be secured, and I esteem that quality so highly necessary 
in a book of this character, that even if a slight additional delay 
is caused, I think the results will be gratifying to all inter- 

This. I believe, covers briefly the main points of my plans 
and work, and I will close with the simple assurance that it 
will be my chief pleasure if I can in the forthcoming volume 
help to make more conspicuous the noble principles that gov- 
ern our well-beloved Fraternity. I am 

Yours fraternally, 

Wilson L. Fairbanks. 
Springfield, Mass. Editor-in-Chief. 

May nth, 1890. 

Tune, Arabys Daughter. 

We gather to-day with the accents of joy, 

And devotion of hearts tried and true ; 
With no secrets to harbor, no cares to annoy 

At the altar of loved Delta U. 
We lift once again her fair banner on high 

And exalt her immaculate name ; 
The defender of truth, foe of dark secrecy 

With her record familiar to fame. 

Her voice is uplifted 'gainst error and wrong, 

Her arms will the faltering sustain ; 
She redeems the oppressed from the power of the strong 

And inspires with fresh courage again ; 
Her trophies are spread o'er the sea and the land, 

Her sceptre's the symbol of might. 
Her sons are united in heart and in hand 

In defending the true and the right. 

Rev. John Love, Jr., New York and Rochester, '68. 


Again has a high honor been brought to the Fraternity, and 
again is it to the credit of the mother chapter, which has given 
us the lamented Garfield and Bross, Judge Stephen J. Field, 
the Hon. David A. Wells, and scores of other noble and prom- 
inent men. In another place will be found a short biography 
of Francis H. Snow, A. M., Ph. D., Williams^ '62, recently 
chosen Chancellor of the University of Kansas. While a man 
of uncommon parts and great ability, he is known as a most 
unassuming man. As remarked by a writer quoted in our 
biography, he might pass for " a well-to-do farmer, a trades- 
man, or perhaps a country preacher making pastoral calls on 
foot." His personality is strong enough, but it is all on the 
inside. He is described as a "short, compactly-built man, 
whose head is set close to his square shoulders, whose iron- 
gray hair and side whiskers are both closely trimmed, on 
whose pleasing face time has traced a few lines, and thought 
has Jeft its autograph, and in whose keen, gray eyes is a 
kindly twinkle." The educational world is to be congratu- 
lated upon the elevation to this eminence of such a well- 
equipped, experienced and able man. The Fraternity extends 
to Dr. Snow cordial greetings and best wishes for a successful 

* * 
Word comes, just as our last forms are in press, that a 

chapter of the Fraternity has been established, with fifteen 

charter-members, at the University of Minnesota. We are 

glad to greet the new brothers, and extend to them a most 

hearty welcome into our beloved Fraternity. We know that 

they have made a wise choice in selecting Delta U. for their 

fraternity sponsor, and we believe that the Fraternity has 

gained a strong foothold in a most desirable location. The 

Minneapolis Alumni Association, together with the hundred 

members of Delta U. resident in the State, will hail with joy 

the news of this new birth. Their fraternity enthusiasm will 

be increased many fold, and our influence in the State greatly 

augmented. Full particulars of the initiation, which occurred 

on May 23rd, will be given in our next issue. Health, long 


life and prosperity attend the twenty-sixth active chapter of 
Delta Upsilon ! 

This year marks the fifth anniversary of the founding of 
the Wisconsin, Lafayette, Columbia and Lehigh chapters. They 
should all celebrate this event on as large a scale as possible 
at the coming commencement. A quinquennial re-union pre- 
sents an excellent chance to review the history of a chapter, 
count up the victories won, bring the alumni together, and 
gather energy for another term of years. Chapters having 
attained an age of 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 or 40 years should not for- 
get to use this opportunity to the best of their ability. 


In reviewing the position which Delta Upsilon holds, and 
in studying means for her further advancement, many things 
demand attention. When the importance of one of them is 
considered, it seems strange that its value has been so long 
neglected. We have held conventions, established chapters, 
formed alumni associations, created an Executive Council, 
built chapter houses, issued charters, certificates of member- 
ship and a form of initiation, published Annuals, catalogues 
and Quarterlies, but a Manual of Fraternity Work has been 
overlooked. If the Fraternity has suffered from one thing more 
than another, it is from the failure of officers, both chapter and 
Fraternity, to properly fulfil their duties. This is not due to 
intentional neglect on their part, but to pure ignorance of what, 
should be done. While it is true that the Constitution gives, 
considerable direction, still something is needed which will 
more fully and explicitly state what to do and how it should 
be done. The greatest difficulty that a chapter has to contend 
with is its constantly changing membership. By the time that 
a part of its body becomes well drilled and competent to carry 
on the work in a satisfactory manner, graduation day comes 
along, the chapter is robbed of its trained men, and their places 
taken by neophytes. As the strength of the Fraternity lies 
largely in the chapters, we think the Executive Council can 
find no better way of building up our organization than by 
compiling and publishing a hand-book which will be of ser- 
vice alike to graduate and initiate. 


Before the Constitution is published in the new Quinquennial 
catalogue, something should be done towards bringing that 
venerable document up to the present requirements of the Fra- 
ternity. It is five years since the Constitution has had any 
noteworthy additions, and in this period the growth of the Fra- 
ternity and the development of the system of government, has 
been such that it is now inadequate in many respects. For 
two years the matter of revision of the Constitution has been 
in the hands of the Executive Council, but they have done little 
more than report " progress." The last Convention ordered 
the Executive Council to print another edition of the Consti- 
tution, but before this expense is incurred, such changes and 
additions as are needed should be made. When we have a 
Constitution which will be a guide foi* the transaction of our 
present business, there will be no opportunity for a difference 
of opinion as to how things should be conducted. 

Our agitation of the alumni association matter is beginning 
to bear fruit. The Minneapolis association has been brought 
to life, the Rhode Island Club is to be given a boom, a State 
association formed in Wisconsin, and a club organized in Cin- 
cinnati. This is doing splendidly, and now let us hear from 
Maine and Vermont, Central and Western New York, New 
Jersey and Michigan, Hartford, Albany, Philadelphia, Wash- 
ington, St. Louis and San Francisco. 

* * 
Within a few months the Lehigh chapter has been visited 

twice by death, and in each case a loyal charter member has 
fallen. Two men, to whom life seemed to hold brilliant pros- 
pects, have been cut down in the vigor of* early manhood. 
Both of them were true men, whose friendship and association 
it was an honor to possess. In the loss of brothers Ruddle, 
'86, and Terrell, '87, the Lehigh chapter has the cordial sym- 
pathy of the Fraternity. 

The design of the Delta Upsilon monogram used in the 
official seal of the Fraternity, is four years behindhand. This 
piece of antiquity should be replaced by a new monogram, 
whose proportions comply with the present requirements of 
our badge. 


To those Delta U. brothers who have not yet completed 
thier arrangements for a summer outing, we would suggest 
the consideration of our annual camp held at Bolton, Lake 
George. The increasing popularity of our camp has been 
attested by the fact that for the past few seasons the attend- 
ance has greatly increased, and the unbounded enthusiasm of 
those fortunate enough to attend has brought it before the 
brothers as a prominent feature of our fraternity life. Lake 
George, as a summer resort, offers inducements surpassed by 
no other place on the continent, and the moderate expense 
of camp life makes it just the place for you to spend your 
vacation. The managers have made arrangements for the 
coming season which will excel in comfort and convenience 
all efforts of previous years. Delta U's who cast their lot in 
with the campers will receive a most hearty welcome, and the 
realization of an ideal summer outing. 

The Fraternity needs to make one little reform relating to 
its convention management. It should cease to put upon an 
undergraduate the work of a convention secretary. The pres- 
ent plan of choosing as the secretary a member of the chapter 
with whom the convention is held, works injustice to the Fra- 
ternity at large, and the man himself. While no grave faults 
can be found, perhaps, with recent secretaries' work, it is 
evident that the system as pursued causes the Annuals to lack 
that continuity that is desirable. Each secretary comes to the 
work untrained, at least probably ignorant of much of the 
details of recent convention legislation. The natural result 
follows in a laboriously compiled annual that may or may not 
give all the facts, actual and inferred, which ought to be 
recorded. Change this custom, put the secretary's work upon 
a graduate acquainted with convention methods and prece- 
dents, say upon the Secretary of the Executive Council, and 
there would then be no chance for complaint of tardy or defect- 
ive annuals. 

* * 
For the third time we have the pleasure of recording the 

giving of one thousand dollars for a chapter house fund. This 

gift is the more remarkable because it comes from a man who 


is now in college, and is the first large sum ever given by an 
undergraduate member of the Fraternity. The lucky chapter 
is Rochester, and the man who has so noblv come to her aid is 
James B. Morman, of the class of '90. May this generous 
action find quick response in the hearts of many Delta U.'s. 

For many years our Wesleyan, Bowdoin, Washington and 
Jefferson, Miami, Trinity and Manhattan (College of the City of 
New York,) chapters have been dead. If we are not mistaken 
the records of these chapters are all scattered, and none of 
them are at headquarters. We suggest to the Executive 
Council that an effort be made to gather these interesting 
relics, and if found, to have them deposited in the Fraternity 
Library. This is a good time to make the attempt, for much 
assistance can be had from the Quinquennial editors of those 
chapters. Every year the matter is delayed the more difficult 
it will be to find these valuable documents. 

From time to time a number of our members have left the 
college where they joined the Fraternity, and have gone to 
institutions where Delta U. had no chapter. In some of these 
places chapters have been established since the men went there, 
but unless each man's history is examined it is impossible to 
tell, from the 1884 catalogue, what Delta U's graduated before 
the chapter was founded. We think the value of the new 
Quinquennial catalogue will be increased if a plan is adopted 
whereby all the Delta U. members of a college are gathered 
together under one chapter heading. 


The attention of Exchanges is called to the fact that each issue of the 
Quarterly is copyrighted. Exchanges are cordially welcome to the use 
of all original matter, provided due credit is given the Quarterly. 

Two of the Minnesota chapter's Seniors are named O. K. Richardson 
and O. K. Wilson. It is seldom that a chapter is favored with so many 
O. K. men at the start. 

The greatest convention that Phi Kappa Psi has ever known was 
recently held with their Chicago alumni association as hosts. They paid 
the expenses, amounting to nearly $1,000. That is the kind of an alumni 
association to have. 


Thomas J. Ramsdell, Colby, '86, of South Paris, Me., sends his subscrip- 
tion to the Quarterly and writes : "I have the sample copies sent, and 
read them with great pleasure. The Quarterly has never stood so 
high as it does to-day." Right you are, Brother, and if the Fraternity 
will give us more support we will do our best to move the peg a notch or 
two higher. 

We are glad to learn that Phi Kappa Psi has re-elected for a term of 
two years, Mr. C. L. Van Cleve, the able editor of the Shield. This is a 
time in fraternity journalism when experienced men are required more 
than ever before. In two years a novice can hardly fill the place of 
a trained editor. 

An examination of the Quarterly's subscription list, reveals some 
interesting facts. In some chapters the percentage of alumni subscribing 
is large, while in others it is very small. It is difficult to find a satisfactory 
reason for this difference. As with chapters so with classes. In some 
classes every man has his name on the books, and in others not one. New 
York, '81, is the banner class, all six of her members having been 
regular subscribers for the past seven years. Rochester, '84, comes next 
with all seven members, six of whom have had their names recorded for 
seven years. 

" '60. — The New England alumni of Chi Psi Fraternity, held a banquet 
last week, at which Speaker Reed was chosen one of the officers." — 
Bowdoin Orient. Can it be that the Chi Psis have made an honorary 
member of the distinguished speaker ? He did not belong to any society 
while in college. 

" Hail to Our Brotherhood ! 
Noble its aim !" 

was a sentiment accompanying a toast given at the installation banquet 

•of the Minnesota chapter of Delta Kappa Epsilon. As the initiates were 

men expelled from Phi Delta Theta for breaking their oaths, the selection 

has a peculiar significance. 

" This (Pan-Hellenic) celebration is not at all popular with the Delta 
U's; they can't see it very well. They are on the outside of the fence. 
The fence is a brick wall, very high. They say they prefer to stay outside. 
But the fruit of the vine is exceedingly acrid. — Northwestern Corres- 
pondent Sigma Chi. It can't be very acrid when Phi Delta Theta also 
stays out of her own accord. 

The New York Star of March 2nd, 1890, contains a three-column 
article entitled " Peculiar Periodicals. The Exponents of the College 
Secret Fraternities," by C. N. Ironside, editor of the Chi Phi Quarterly. 
A large part of this article is taken word for word from the Beta Theta 
Pi of October, 1889, to whom no credit is given. 


A new college honor. — The following, which has been tossing 
about in the editorial drawer for six months or more, is too good to be 
lost ; and moreover, we can vouch for its truth from personal knowledge : 

A certain successful businessman, of impressive bearing and sonorous 
speech, and considerable influence in the commercial affairs of one of our 
great cities, takes no little pride in the record made at college by a 
promising nephew of his, whom we may call John. " John is a fine boy," 
his uncle informed a group of acquaintances some time since — " a fine 
boy. He's bound to make his mark. Why, sir, he was the valetudinarian 
of his class at the university." — Beta Theta Pi, April 1890. 

This calls to mind something we published two years ago : — " Did 
your son graduate with high honor in his class at college, Mrs. Porkine ?" 
Mrs. Porkine, of Chicago : " Yes, thanks to his perfect health, he was the 
valetudinarian!' — Delta Upsilon Quarterly, July 1888, page 255. 

During the years 1882-90, our Harvard chapter has taken over 
$38,000 in prizes and scholarships. At their annual spring initiation, held 
on May 16th, there were twelve initiates, and eighty-eight men, representing 
nine chapters of Delta U. sat down to the banquet which followed the 
most excellently conducted initiation. We think Harvard holds the 
record on prizes and attendance. Make your plans for attending a great 
convention with them in the fall of 1891. 

When the Phi Kappa Psi Shield said last fall that our Quarterly 
" was easily the peer of any fraternity journal ever published," we had 
little idea how popular the expression would become. Not long after 
that, a speaker at a Theta Delta Chi meeting, said the Theta Delta Chi 
Shield was " the peer of any fraternity magazine published in the 
land." This enthused the Editor and he followed it up with the announce- 
ment : " No pains have been spared to make the Shield the peer of any 
journal in the land !" The Editor of the D. K. E. Quarterly then felt that 
he was missing a good thing, and with characteristic " Deke," modesty, 
made the types in his April issue say that the D K E Quarterly " is con- 
fessedly the peer of any such publication in existence." Next ! 

The plates used in illustrating our Hamilton article were kindly loaned 
by the Rev. Charles Elmer Allison, (Hamilton, '70), who is the author of 
an " Historical Sketch of Hamilton College." His book is profusely 
illustrated, and contains views of the College Hill, Campus and Halls, 
including Kirkland Cottage, (the Cradle of Hamilton College), the old 
Hamilton Oneida Academy, also of the eight presidents and many dis- 
tinguished professors and eminent alumni. Among the graduates whose 
faces look out from these pages, are three United States Senators — Payne, 
Pratt and Gen. Hawley ; two eminent lawyers, Theo. W. Dwight and 
Elihu Root ; Chas. Dudley Warner, Col. Clark, 7th Reg., the Revs. Dr. 


Arthur T. Pierson, Herrick Johnson, Frank F. Ellinwood, President 
Thos. S. Hastings, Union Seminary, Henry Kendall, Henry A. Nelson 
Joel Parker and Albert Barnes. 

" Prof. " Peter Blake's pictured face, and that of " Barney " Fay 
(formerly " General Manager of Trunk Line "), will greatly interest the 
graduates who were in college during their administration 

The volume (price $1.00) is for sale by Messrs. A. D. F. Randolph & 
Co.," 23d st. New York, and Messrs. Kelly, Bostick and Mead, Utica, N. Y. 

The Hopkins memorial building, of which we give a picture on page 
1 78, will cost, when completed, nearly one hundred thousand dollars. 
This money was subscribed by the friends of Williams College, in honor 
of the late Mark Hopkins, the former president. It is a large recitation 
building, with offices for the President and Treasurer. The building, of 
which the exterior is now finished, faces the west. The first story is of 
light limestone, the remaining ones are of light English brick, with 
brown freestone trimmings. 

" The Phi Gamma Delta Quarterly has three salaried editors. We 
believe this is the only journal w T hich pays any of its editors anything. 
Love seems to be the inspiring force which produces most of the Greek 
journals of the present day." — Theta Delta Chi Shield. " The editor of 
the Shield has had a salary for three years. Beta Theta Pi has paid the man- 
aging editor of its journal for his services for an equal time, perhaps longer. 
The Scroll's editor is being handsomely paid for his services." — Phi Kappa 
Psi Shield. The editor of the Alpha Tau Omega Palm has been a 
salaried officer for two years, and the editor of the Quarterly has been 
receiving a salary for four years. Probably nearly all the editors of 
Greek letter magazines are receiving compensation for their services. 

The value of having chapters in different parts of the country is seen in 
the initiating of a Colby man's son by Pennsylvania, and a Rutgers 
man's son by Harvard. A fraternity gains great strength through 
family lines. 

Now is the time to exchange your college annual with the other chap- 
ters. Don't forget to send a copy to the New York Club House, It 
will reach many hands there. 

Through the kindness of the Lehigh Burr t we are enabled to present 
a portrait of Brother Samuel D. Warriner, Lehigh, '90. The Burr 
says : " Mr. Warriner has captained the best team Lehigh ever put into 
the field, with credit to himself and honor to the University ; winning the 
approbation of all by his tireless energy and efficient service. He has 
generally exhibited good judgment in the choice of his men, and excel- 
lent generalship in the field, while his individual work has been uniformly 


We suppose we ought to say in this letter, that the Delta Upsilon 
chapter here induced one of our pledged men to break his pledge to us 
and unite with them. We wonder if this is fraternity tactics ? Delta 
Upsilon has a good reputation elsewhere, but this recent action has 
lowered her in the estimation of all the fraternities on College Hill, and 
it has put us on our guard so that we shall know how to act next fall.— 
Tufts Correspondent, Delta Tau Delta Rainbow. The only trouble with 
this statement is that it omits the important facts. If the writer does not 
know that the man in question gained a release from his .pledge before 
joining Delta U., he should, be told by his chapter officers. The 
action of our chapter was above-board and honorable. We wonder if 
this is fraternity tactics, to attempt to create false impressions by misrep- 
resentation ? 

" The history of anti-fraternity organizations bears witness that political 
schemes are not confined* to fraternities alone. When the " anti-frats " 
organize for the purpose of defeating the fraternities, they are often more 
unreasonable in their demands and more artful in their intrigues than the 
fraternities themselves. They commit the very sins they have so strongly 
condemned in the fraternities, and often end by becoming fraternity men 
themselves. So ended the famous Anti-Secret Confederation of 1847, 
and so ended the less famed but more modern Haut-Beau club. Delta 
Upsilon, from an anti-secret society came to be a " non-secret " but 
" private" fraternity, and now it is said she has some thought of remov- 
ing even this miscroscopic distinction." Editorial in Rainbow. — It is too 
bad to spoil the editor's climax, but in the name of truth it should be, 
said that in no convention of Delta U. has the remotest possibility of 
such a desertion of the present standard been considered. 

"Our motto is fraternity and business, but no literary 'per se.' " — 
Theta Delta Chi Shield. If the insertion of advertisements like this. 
" The Piner Del Rio Cigar is the best all-around smoker the editor ever saw 
He has smoked the cigar for years, and therefore speaks with full knowl- 
edge. Boys, try it. You will never find a cigar for the money which will 
equal it," among the Fraternity Gossip, in the Shield is " business," 
give us the "literary per se." 

The new editor of the D. K. E. Quarterly seems to have found out 
very soon some of the difficulties that beset fraternity journalism. He says : 
•* If you have changed your address, don't get mad and write a sarcastic 
letter indicating your contempt of the poor methods in vogue at the edi- 
torial rooms. It will be much better and cheaper to just drop a postal 
card informing us of the change, and the mailing list will be corrected 
accordingly." Also, " Don't put the bill that you have already received, 
in some out-of-the-way pigeon-hole, and then forget all about it. To print, 


bind and post the Quarterly, costs money. Printers do not work for fun 
but for pay. Words of appreciation are always pleasant, but a check or 
money order in favor of the Delta Kappa Epsilon Quarterly, remitted 
promptly upon the receipt of your bill, is the highest token of apprecia- 
tion that you can send us. You have received a statement of your 
account within the past three months; a thousand or so of you have 
failed to notice that statement ; if you would enjoy our quarterly visits in 
the future, let us hear from you without delay." 

Cincinnati Thi Psis not only commend and indorse the Shield, but pay 
and work for it, order it largely, and mail and distribute it extensively. It 
is not only looked upon as the fraternity magazine, but believed in and 
used as a home and fireside magazine. It is expected that from fifty to 
one hundred extra copies of the April number will be ordered here for 
special use. The May number will contain special items and personals 
from Cincinnati, including an outline of the programme for the June ban- 
quet and gathering. — Phi Kappa Psi Shield. We commend this state- 
ment to the careful consideration of our alumni and undergraduates. 


The Harvard Graduate Club of Delta Upsilon, has issued a neat 
pamphlet giving the names of its members, addresses and principal points 
of their careers. 

Wanted. — Convention invitations of the 49th Marietta, 51st Roches- 
ter, and 54th Adelbert conventions. Address, Robert G. Morrow, 
Michigan, '83, Portland, Oregon. 

The 57th annual convention of Psi Upsilon was held in Providence, 
May 1st and 2nd. E. Benjamin Andrews, LL.D., Brown, '70, President 
of Brown University, was a guest at the banquet, representing Delta 

Delta U. had two members in the N. Y. Homoeopathic Medical 
College, class of '90, one J. Harkar Bryan, New York, '86, was president 
of the class, and the other, Max M. Smith, Union, '89, was the vale- 

The first annual meeting of the Rochester Delta Upsilon Club, for the 
election of trustees, was held on Monday evening, April 14, at the Chapter 
parlors. Plans for the new chapter house were on exhibition for the 
inspection of the members. 




Two Delta U's are members of the faculty of the University of Cincin- 
nati, Wayland R. Benedict, Rochester ,'65, Professor of Philosophy, and Jer- 
main G. Porter, Hamilton, '73, Professor of Astronomy. Professor Porter 
is also Director of the Mitchell Observatory. 

The Minneapolis Alumni Association is to have a banquet in July, at 
the time of the meeting of the National Teachers' Association. Particu- 
lars can be obtained from Edward B. Barnes, Cornell, '88, care of the 
Northwestern Miller, Minneapolis, Minn. 

Charles N. Adams, Marietta, '77, who resides at the New York 
Delta Upsilon Club House, 8 East 47th street, has written a Mazourka 
dedicated to the Fraternity, which is called the " Delta Upsilon York." 
It will soon be published, and will no doubt meet a ready sale in the Fra- 

A copy of the Alaskan, published in Sitka, Alaska, December 21, says 
that the Hon. Lyman E. Knapp, Middlebury, '62, governor of that district, 
is endeavoring to extend the mail service there, and that his son, George 
E. Knapp, Middlebury, '87, was admitted to the bar after an examination 
from th'e bench. 

In Chicago, John W. Root, {New York, '69,) the recently elected 
Secretary of the American Institute of Architects, although a young man, 
has been very fortunate, and it is said, received very close to $75,000 for 
his services in designing and superintending the building of " The 
Rookeries." — New York Herald. 

President David S. Jordan, LL.D., Cornell, '72, will conduct a party 
of students who will take an outing in Europe this summer. The points 
to be visited are Norway, England and Central Europe to Venice ; the 
cost, $400. Delta U 's who would like to join the party, can get partic- 
ulars by addressing Dr. Jordan at Bloomington, Ind. 

Alumni or under-graduates who may be visiting New York, will find 
excellent accommodations, at reasonable rates, at the Delta Upsilon Club 
House, 8 E. 47th street. Any Delta U. who contemplates residing in the 
metropolis, whether for purposes of study or business, will find it to his 
advantage to correspond with the treasurer, Samuel L. Hall. 

In the Delta Upsilon Quarterly (Box 2887, New York), Rossiter 
Johnson addresses some Old Words to Yxning Writers, which older 
writers than college boys would often do well to heed. This number gives 
photographs and biographical sketches of Attorney-General Miller, 
President Andrews of Brown, Dr. Faunce of the Fifth-avenue Baptist 
Church, and other noted members of " D. U." — New York Evangelist 
May 15. 


In the catalogue of Lake Forest University, Lake Forest, 111., we find 
that La Roy F. Griffin, M. A., Brown, '66, is Senior Professor and holds 
the chair of Physical Sciences; William A. Locy, M. S., Michigan, '81, 
is Professor of Zoology and Comparative Anatomy ; and Willard K. Clem- 
ent, M. A., Colby, '84, is assistant in Latin and Greek. The Hon. William 
Bross, Williams, '38, at the time of his death, was chairman of the Board 
of Trustees. 

The Delta Upsilon Camping Association will hold its annual meeting 
in August, at Bolton Landing, Lake George, N. Y. The officers are: 
President, William Francis Campbell, New York,' 87 ; 1st vice-president, 
Ralph W. Thomas, Madison, '83 ; 2nd vice-president, William J. Warbur- 
ton, Columbia, '90; 3d vice-president, Frank K. White, Williams, '90, 
secretary and treasurer, Frank P. Reynolds, New York, '90, 29 Howard 
St., New York. Address the secretary for circulars giving full particulars 
about the camp. 

Recent publications by Delta U's are : " Liberty and Life," by the Rev. 
Edward P. Powell, Hamilton, '53; " Reliques of the Christ," by the Rev. 
Denis Wortman, D. D., Amherst,' '57; " A Short History of the War of 
Secession." by Rossiter Johnson, Ph. D., Rochester, '63 ; " Many Infalli- 
ble Proofs," by the Rev. Arthur T. Pierson, D. D., Hamilton, '57 ; 
" Health Notes for Students, " by Burt G. Wilder, M. D., Cornell; 
* 4 Recent Economic Changes," by David A. Wells, D. C. L., LL.D., 
Williams, '47 ; " Systematic Theology," by Professor Marcus D. Buell, 
D. D., New York,'72, and " The Lily Among Thorns," by the Rev. Wil- 
liam Elliot Griflfis, D. D., Rutgers, '69. 

Attorney-General Miller, Hamilton,'6i, has appointed the Hon. Charles 
D. Baker, Cornell, '74, to be Assistant United States District Attorney for 
the Southern District of New York. The New York Press says : " Mr. 
Baker was one of the charter members of the Harlem Republican Club, 
being its first corresponding secretary, and to-day is one of its most active 
workers. During the campaign of 1888, Mr. Baker was a speaker for 
the National Committee, and was heard in Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, New 
Jersey and New York, besides addressing many of the meetings held by 
the club in front of its own club house. Mr. Baker has represented this 
State in the Legislature at Albany, is a lawyer of high repute, and a 
member of the County Committee from the 23d Assembly District." 

The first honors of scholarship in the Corean language (as expressed in 
English) will very probably be carried off by an American. The Rev. 
Horace G. Underwood, a graduate of the New York University, and New 
Brunswick, N. J„ Theological Seminary, was the first Protestant mission- 
ary in Corea, and has lived in the capital, Seoul, since December, 1884. 
With a genius for linguistic acquisition, Mr. Underwood has so far mas- 



tered Corean that he is now at Yokohama, Japan, carrying a Corean- 
English Dictionary through the press. This will be the first work of the 
sort by an English-speaking scholar. The French Catholic missionaries 
issued their work in 1880. Mr. Underwood is also at work on a Corean 
Grammar. — The Critic, Mr. Underwood is a member of the New York 
chapter, class of '81. 

George H. Ferris, Brown, '91, has compiled a small pamphlet, entitled 
" Twenty Years' Record of the Brown Chapter of Delta Upsilon." It is 
a most excellent campaign document and is a credit to Brother Ferris. 
We quote this table of " Commencement Honors, assigned on Basis of 
Scholarship " during the period i868-'88 : 






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" The occasion of the meeting of the Indiana Academy of Science, 
brought together a number of fraternity men from different parts of the 
State. The DePauw chapter of Delta Upsilon improved the opportunity 
and banqueted her visiting brothers last night. At the close of the busi- 
cess meeting of the Academy in MeharryHall, the members of Delta U. 
were escorted to the fraternity hall, where a pleasant time was spent 
socially. At 10.30 all repaired to Merry weather's Palace, where refresh- 
ments were served. The toasts, with the names of those who responded, 
were : " Our Motto," L. F. Dimmitt, '92 ; " The Fraternity," Charles R. 
Dryer, Hamilton, '71 ; "Delta Upsilon in College," J. M. Hamilton, '93, 
" Delta Upsilon in the World," Joseph H. Tudor, Lafayette, '86; " Alma 
Mater," George A. Caldwell, '91 ; " Our Dead Chapters," William P. 
Shannon, Miami, '73 ; " Three Years Ago," W. O. Bowers, '90. Dr. 
Jordan expected to be present, but was compelled to return to Bloom- 
ington. — Greencastle, Ind., Sun., May. 10. 

The Hon. Hans Stevenson Beattie, New York, '73, has been appointed 
Commissioner of street cleaning in New York city, and the Board of 
Health has confirmed the appointment, The salary is $5,000 a year. 
Mr. Beattie, after leaving the University of New York, studied law and 
graduated from the Columbia Law School. Although he is a member of 


the Bar he has practised very little. He was private secretary and sten- 
ographer to ex-Secretary of the Navy Whitney, when the latter was 
Corporation Counsel. At that time he was a member of Irving Hall, 
but afterwards was one of the Committee of One Hundred who organ- 
ized the County Democracy. His first public office was that of deputy 
county clerk under Patrick Keenan. He held this office until 1885, wnen 
he was appointed Surveyor of the Port of New York by President Cleve- 
land. While in this office, Louis Bieral, a discharged Custom House 
inspector, attempted to take his life by shooting him. He was danger- 
ously injured, but recovered after being confined to his house for 
several months. The New York Press, Republican, says : " Hans S. 
Beattie, the new Commissioner of Street Cleaning, is a man among 

Dear Quarterly : 

Among the American students in the University of Berlin this year 
there have been seven members of Delta Upsilon, and the first gathering 
in honor of Delta U. on this side of the water was, I presume, that held 
the evening of February 28, at the Wilhelm's Hallen Unter den Linden. 
Invitations had been sent to our fellow exiles in other parts of Germany, 
so far as their addresses were known, in the hope of somewhat increas- 
ing our number, and also by way of neighborly and fraternal greeting. 
No lack of interest was manifested in the replies, but owing to distance, 
only Brother French, Brown, '85, at Strassburg, responded in person. 
There were present brothers Alfred W. Anthony, Brown, '83, Calvin M. 
Clark, Williams, '84, Isaac L. Adler, Rochester and Harvard, '89, Joseph 
A. Hill, Harvard, '85, Ferdinand C. French, Brown, '85, and Ambrose P. 
Winston, Wisconsin, '87. William E. Jillson, Brown, '82, was ill, and 
Edmund N. Snyder, Harvard, '86, was otherwise detained. 

The cook had lavished all the art of his profession upon the edibles, 
and all the English of his assistants upon the menus, and the skill of the 
chef quite compensated for the orthographic sins of his lieutenants. 
Brother Anthony did honor to the occasion as toastmaster, and " Prosit 
Delta U. " was drunk repeatedly in a variety of liquids, but with uniform 
heartiness. Beginning with the representative of time-honored Williams, 
each man responded for his chapter and college. An informal discus- 
sion of fraternity affairs closed the evening's proceedings. Before 
separating, it was decided that " through The Quarterly we reach out 
across the water and shake hands with the brethren." 

Shake ! and let us hope that the first may not also be the last such 
long-armed giving of the right hand of fellowship. W. 

Berlin, March 11, 1890. 


The Rev. Harley J. Steward, Marietta, '78, contributes " Cincinnati and 
Sunday Saloon," to the January Our Day. The March Statesman has 
" The Sugar Trust/' edited by Prof. J.W. Jenks, Ph.D., Michigan, '78. 
The March North American Review has " Free Trade or Protection," by 
Justin S. Morrill, Middlebury, (hon). The March Chautauquan has "The 
Physics of Photography," by Professor Edward L. Nichols, Cornell, '75. 
The complete novel, " His Bosom Friend," in the April Belford^s Mag- 
azine, is by Homer Greene, Union, '76. The April Popular Science 
Monthly opens with " Science in the High School," by President David 
Starr Jordan, LL.D., Cornell, '72. The April Homiletic Review con- 
tains " The Relation of Preaching to Christian Work and Worship," by 
Prof. Thomas H. Pattison, D. D., Rochester, (hon.), and " The Law of Love 
in Business," by the Rev. John C. Allen, Madison, '74. The April Home- 
Maker contains a review of " The Lily Among Thorns," recently pub- 
lished by the Rev. William Elliot Griffis, D. D., Rutgers, '69. The Rev. 
Samuel J. Rogers, Rutgers, '59, contributes " A New Officer for Our 
Churches," to the Christian at Work of April 10. Prof. John B. Johnson, 
Michigan, '78, contributes " The Course in Civil Engineering in Washing- 
ton University," to the April Student Life. Charles R. Dryer, Hamilton, 
'7 1 , contributed " The Glacial Geology of the Irondequoit Region," to the 
April number of the American Geologist. Rossiter Johnson, Rochester, 
'63, contributes an open letter, " Martial Epitaphs," to the May Century. 
Harper's Weekly, of May 30, has an article on the " Garfield National 
Memorial," supplemented with numerous illustrations of the monument 
in Cleveland. The May Homiletic Review contains " The Secrets of 
Pulpit Power, with Examples," by the Rev. Arthur T. Pierson, D. D., 
Hamilton, '57, and " The Pastor among His People," by the Rev. Justin 
E. Twitchell, D. D., Amherst, 1 58. The May Andover Review contains 
"Education in Modern Greece," by Prof. Henry W. Hulbert, Middle- 
bury, '79. The May Cornell Magazine has an article on " Tennis,'* by 
Willard C. Jackson, Cornell, '90. Prof. Arthur H. Pearson, Amherst, ^7, 
contributes " Student Loyalty " to the May number of the Carletonia. 

The June Bel/ord's Magazine contains an article entitled " Robert 
Browning," by Rossiter Johnson, Ph. D., Rochester, '63. The June 
Popular Science Monthly has an illustrated article, " Evidences of Glacial 
Action in Southeastern Connecticut," by the Hon. David A. Wells, D.C. 
L., LL.D., Williams. '47, and " Natural and Artificial Cements," by Prof. 
La Roy F. Griffin, Brown, '66. The June Homiletic Review contains a 
sermon, "Even as Jesus," by the Rev. William F. Faber, Rochester, '8o. 
Walter C. Bronson, Brown, '87, has a sketch entitled " The Enchanted 
Man," in the initial number of the Brown Magazine. George P. Morris, 
Rutgers, '88, had a three-column article on " Chautauqua," in the Mail 
and Express, on the occasion of the birthday of its founder. 


The Minnesota Chapter. — Delta Upsilon entered the University 
of Minnesota, Friday, May 23d, initiating fifteen of the best men in 
the institution. The Quarterly appears too soon to allow a full 
account of the occasion, but a more detailed description will appear in the 
next number. The names of the initiates are as follows : O. K. Wilson, 
W. A. Beach, O. K. Richardson, A. W. Shaw, G. A. Petri, F. E. Covell, 
C. R. Cutts, F. J. Brabec, of '90 ; A. W. Stacey, W. A. Chowen, J. E. 
Carroll, G. A. Clark, of '91 ; E. A. Covell, '92 ; E. Medley, and F. W. 
Springer, '93. The most auspicious feature in connection with the new 
organization is the fact that the eight seniors will return next year to take 
courses in law and medicine. (Few new chapters have been so fortunate 
in retaining so large a proportion of their charter members for a consider- 
able period.) The men are enthusiastically endorsed by the Minneapolis 
Alumni Association of Delta U., and will find a strong support in the 
cooperation of that body. The initiation was conducted bv a com- 
mittee consisting of Carman N. Smith, Michigan, '83, Edward B. Barnes, 
Cornell, '88, Albert R. Moore, Harvard ,'91, who is now in the law school 
of Minnesota University, and Frederick H. Whitton, Wisconsin, '89. Our 
brothers in Minnesota start on their fraternity career most auspiciously, 
and will receive the earnest wishes of every chapter in the Fraternity that 
the future will fulfil the bright prospects of the present. Thoroughly 
representative of various college interests, in its membership assured of 
the continuous presence of many active charter members, and actively 
supported by a body of enthusiastic alumni, Minnesota bids fair to 
take high rank in our roll of strong chapters. 

The Rochester Chapter House. — For quite a time the resident 
members of the Delta Upsilon Fraternity have been discussing the pro- 
ject of erecting a chapter house. Four of the collegiate fraternites here 
already have chapter houses, but the Delta Upsilon is the first to build its 
own, the others having purchased residences which were afterward 
remodeled. A few weeks ago the handsome lot on the southwest cor- 
ner of University avenue and Strathallan park, was purchased as a site. 
This lot is directly opposite the campus, and is peculiarly fitted for the 
use to which it is to be put. 

The plans for the new building have been prepared by Architects 
Thomas and E. B. Nolan, and call for a building of handsome design 
and convenient interior. A Herald reporter was permitted to inspect 
these plans yesterday, and also the exterior sketch. The chapter house 
will extend 32 feet on University avenue, and 58 feet on Strathallan 
park. It is to be three stories in height, with a commodious basement 
The materials used will be stone, brick and shingle. The former will 
extend up to the window sills. Blue stone will probably be used. Up 
to the second story the walls will be of brick. The shingle work will 


cover the second story and the sloping roof, or the third story. The 
entrance will be on Strathallan park, a deeply recessed stone portico 
adding to the appearance of this portion of the building. Stained 
glass windows will be put in above the portico, and there will be a 
number of dormer windows projecting from the roof, and affording 
plenty of light for the rooms in the third story. The portico will open 
into a hall. This hall will be finished in quartered oak, and the front 
staircase will also be of this material. At the front of the house, on 
the ground floor, will be the lounging and reading-rooms. The dining- 
room will occupy the central portion, and in the southeast corner will 
be the cosy smoking " den," which is sure to be popular with the 
students. The reading-room and the dining-room will he finished in 
quartered oak, and the lounging room and "dentin stained chestnut. 
There will be the usual lavatory, kitchen and serving rooms on this floor. 
The principal rooms will be so arranged that they can be thrown open 
for reception purposes. There will be nine sleeping apartments in all, 
six in the second story and three more above. A bath-room and closet 
will open from each chamber. On the third floor, up by the dormer 
windows, there will also be a pleasant sitting-room and a meeting-room. 
The chambers will be painted in light and delicate tints, and made as 
attractive as possible. Plenty of fire-places will add to the comfort of the 
chapter house, and there will also be many pleasant nooks in which the 
students can loiter at their ease. There are to be automatic electric 
bells in each room, and every modern convenience. The building will be 
heated by hot water, and the most improved system will be used, insuring 
perfect ventilation. Much attention will be given to the plumbing, in 
order that it may be thoroughly sanitary. In the basement an ample 
store room will be provided, and the servants' apartments will also be 
located there. The chapter house will cost between $10,000 and $12,- 
000. The " D. U." boys will have every reason to be proud of their 
handsome new building. — Rochester Morning Herald, April 23. 1890. 


Western New England Club.— The Western New England club 
of the Delta Upsilon college fraternity celebrated its second birthday last 
evening by a banquet at Hotel Warwick in this city, six chapters being 
represented by members, and Amherst and Williams also by under- 
graduates. At the preliminary business meeting it was voted to take 
the name of the Garfield Delta Upsilon club of Western New England, 
and these officers were chosen : President, Judge L. E. Hitchcock, 
Amherst, '72, of Chicopee ; vice-president, John W. Lamb, Colby, '55, of 
of Hartford ; secretary and treasurer, David B. Howland, Amherst, 


'83, of this city ; executive committee, the Hon. Milton B. Whitney, 
Williams, '49, of Westfield, Dr M. M. Johnson, Brown, '70, of Hartford, 
Levi M. Pierce, Colby, '60, Elisha P. Bartholomew, Amherst, '71, and 
Ralph W. Brokaw, Rutgers, '74, all of this city. The company then 
adjourned to the dining-hall, where a fine supper was served. In the 
after-dinner speaking, the Rev. Ralph W. Brokaw, proved a capable 
toast-master. Responses were made by the retiring president, Mr. 
Whitney ; the new president, L. E. Hitchcock ; Ellis J. Thomas, of New 
York, secretary of the fraternity's executive council ; Mr. Lamb, Dr. 
Johnson, Charles H. Sawyer, Amherst, '80, of Meriden, Ct., who spoke 
eloquently to the toast of "James A. Garfield," D. L. Merrill, Williams, 
'92, and John M. Clapp, Ainherst, '90. Fraternity songs filled in the 
.gaps between the speeches, and the pleasant gathering was brought to 
a close by the singing of the fraternity ode. — Springfield Republican, 
March 8, 1 890. 

The Minneapolis Alumni Association.— Another Delta Upsilon 
alumni association is this month added to the already generous list of such 
associations that adorns the fore part of the quarterly. This time it is 
the great State of Minnesota which comes into the field and proclaims 
herself the home of enterprising, loyal members of the Fraternity. Some 
live or six years ago an association of Delta Upsilon alumni was organ- 
ized in Minneapolis, Minn., with the Rev. D. D. MacLaurtin, Madison, 
'8 1, pastor of the Immanuel Baptist church, as its President. Little was 
done, however, the meetings being few and far between, and finally 
becoming non est entirely. Recently, owing largely to the movement to 
establish the chapter at the State University of Minnesota, interest has been 
revived, and now bids fair to grow to large proportions. 

On Saturday evening, April 19, twelve Delta U's of Minneapolis and 
St. Paul, met at the West Hotel in Minneapolis, and took steps to reor- 
ganize the association. Those present were as follows : Winthrop B. 
Chamberlain, Minneapolis, Michigan, '84; Prof. C. W. Hall, Minne- 
apolis, Middlebury, '71 ; Prof. George N. Carman, St. Paul, Michigan, 
*8i; Carman N. Smith, Minneapolis, Michigan,''^ ; Edward B. Barnes, 
Minneapolis, Cornell, '88 ; David W. Knowlton, Minneapolis, Colby, '83, 
Hazen W. Parker, Minneapolis, Middlebury, '80; the Rev. Samuel J. 
Rogers, Minneapolis, Rutgers, '59 ; the Rev. Thomas G. Field, Minne- 
apolis, Brown, '70; Frank H. Pratt, Minneapolis, Brown, '77 ; Allen H. 
Potter, Minneapolis, Michigan, '83 ; and James McK. Thompson, Minne- 
apolis, Michigan* '83. Following some discussion as to the advisability 
of reorganizing the old association, or to organize a new one, the former 
plan being finally adopted. The following officers were elected : Presi- 
dent, Winthrop B. Chamberlain ; vice-presidents, Prof. C. W. Hall, 
Prof. George N. Carman ; recording secretary. Carman N. Smith ; cor- 


responding secretary, Edward B. Barnes. These will constitute an ex- 
ecutive committee. 

The project of establishing a chapter of the fraternity at the State- 
University was discussed thoroughly, and the sentiment was both unani- 
mous and earnest in favor of the plan. The recording secretary was 
instructed to express the feeling of the alumni present, regarding the 
matter, in a circular letter to the Executive Council Immediate action in 
the matter by the Executive Council was strongly recommended. 

It was also decided to make an active effort to bring all alumni of 
Delta Upsilon in Minnesota within the association, and a canvass is to- 
be begun looking toward that end. A banquet is " on the tapis " for 
some time during the month of July, when the convention of the National 
Teachers' Association is to convene in St. Paul, and it is thought this 
will be the means of bringing together a large number of sons of Delta. 
Upsilon, not only from Minnesota, but from all over the country. 

The University of Minnesota, situated at Minneapolis, is, outside of 
Ann Arbor, probably the most thriving college in the West, containing a 
few over one thousand students. Its president is Cyrus Northrup. The 
Delta U. Alumni in Minnesota are among the most prominent in the 
country, including honored names in the professions of the ministry, teach- 
ing and law. E. B. B. 

The New York Delta Upsilon Club. — The annual dinner of the 
New York Delta Upsilon Club was held at the Club House, No. 8 East 
47th street, on Friday evening, February 21 st. In point of attendance and 
enthusiasm it was one of the most successful reunions ever held bv the 
Fraternity. From eight o'clock, when the first guest arrived, until three 
A. M. when the last one departed, the hospitable mansion was merry with 
talk and laughter of alumni released from business cares and professional 
schools. That the younger men are ready to assume the responsibilities 
devolving upon them with the gradual retirement of their honored 
elders, needs no higher demonstration than that afforded at New York on 
the eve of Washington's birthday. 

Tables were spread in the long parlors on the first floor, while the 
guests gathered in the reception room above. A fine dinner was served, 
to which the assemblage did ample justice. Banners and other fraternity 
insignia decorated the walls. 

William Travers Jerome, Amherst, '82, Assistant District Attorney of 
New York city, presided over the post-prandial festivities, and by his 
active leadership did much to make the affair a rousing success. Delight- 
ful solos were rendered by Charles N. Adams, Marietta, '77, before the 
toast-list was opened. 

The guest of the evening was Dr. Anson L. Hobart, Williams % '36, 
first President of the Fraternity. He responded to the toast, November 4. 


** 1834," and spoke earnestly of the beginning of the society and of its 
requirements. The venerable brother was greeted with great enthusiasm, 
the assembly rising and uniting in the Delta U. yell. 

" Oh ! spirit of that early day 
So pure and strong and true, 
Be with us in the narrow way, 
Our faithful fathers knew." 

The next toast was " Delta Upsilon in New York." Otto M. Eidlitz, 
Cornell, '81, gave the response, and evoked great enthusiasm by his 
references to the prosperous condition of fraternity affairs. 

" Our Ideals," was the theme of the Rev. William H. P. Faunce, 
Brown, '80, and most ideally was it handled. It is seldom that a more 
enjoyable toast has been heard at such a gathering. Brother Faunce 
sought to bring into prominence by apt illustration the importance of 
connection with the Fraternity in after college days. 

Rossiter Johnson, Rochester, '63, who was to have responded to, " The 
Outlook for Literature," was kept away by illness. Three rousing cheers 
were given for him by the assemblage. 

" Delta Upsilon as an Active Force," was toasted by John Q. Mitchell, 
Marietta, '80, in a very successful manner. He was followed by Albert 
B. Pattou, Columbia, '90, who responded most ably for, 4 * Our Under- 

" Though Winter howls at the gate, 
In our hearts 'tis Summer still." 

As delegates were present from Harvard, Amherst, Williams ; 
Lafayette, Pennsylvania and Rutgers, they were naturally called upon 
at this point to respond for their various chapters. All spoke proudly of 
the position of Delta Upsilon in the various institutions. 

" Columbus and Delta Upsilon," was the unique toast of Charles H. 
Roberts, New York, '86, and it was treated in his usual inimitable 
manner. The last response was ably made by Alexander D. Noyes, 
Amherst, '83, to " The Ladies— God bless 'em." As a token that the 
formal exercises of the evening were over, all now arose and with clasped 
hands joined in " Auld Lang Syne " and the Fraternity Ode. 

Letters of regret were read from Attorney-General Miller. President 
of the Fraternity, Hamilton, '61, Justice Stephen J. Field, Williams, '37, 
Secretary of W r ar Proctor, Middlebury, Prof. Borden P. Bowne, New 
York, '71. The Rev. Dr. William Elliot Griffis, Rutgers, '69. Samuel B. 
Duryea, Esq., New York, '66. All expressed a hearty interest in the affairs 
of the Fraternity. 

Below is a correct list of those present : Williams, A. L. Hobert, '36 ; 
A. V. W. Van Vechten, '47 ; Frank Shepard, '56 ; E. J. Thomas, '88 ; A. 
R. Timmerman, '88; P. S. Wild, '91 ; F. K. White, '90. Union, A. 


Hadden, '51 ; L. A. Coffin, '81 ; A. V. Campbell, '82. Hamilton, J. A. 
Hyland, '75 ; F. H. Robson, '87; E. W. Lyttle, '78. Amherst, L. W. 
Searle, '78 ; W. T. Jerome, '82 ; A. D. Noyes, '83 ; A. B. McNeill, '90. 
Adelbert, the Rev. H. T. McEwen, '78. Wesleyan, M. E. Mead, '52. 
Rochester, S. M. Brickner, '88. Rutgers, A. Britton Havens, '82 ; G. P. 
Morris, '88 ; I. M. Sutton, '90. W. A. Mayou, '90. Brown, the Rev. W. H. P. 
Faunce, '80. Madison, O. S. Langworthy, '88. Ntw York, E. D. Bagen, 
'76 ; F. M. Crossett, '84 ; Lincoln Peirce, '91 ; W. F. Campbell, '87 ; A. W. 
Ferris, '78 ; C. H. Roberts, '86. Cornell, O. M. Eidlitz, '8i ; Eugene Frayer, 
76; G. F. Taussig, '84; R.J. Eidlitz, '85. Marietta, C. N. Adams, 
'77 > J- Q* Mitchell, '80. Syracuse, the Rev. E S. Tipple, '84. Harvard, 
H. C. Wood, '85 ; S. S. Hall, '88 ; C. D. Perry, '90 ; Walter Mann, '90. 
Lafayette, H. Hempstead, '90. Columbia, W. E. Sammis, '87; B. C. 
Hinman, '90; A. B. Pattou, '90; T. B. Penfield, '90; C. L. Eidlitz, '88; 
R. G. Foster, '93; W. E, Young, Jr., '91 ; C. E. Gudewill, '90; W\ S. 
Barstow, '87 ; R. Goeller, '88 , M. G. Gennert,' '87 ; R. Collins, '91 ; H. 
B. Turner, Jr.,'89 ; E. Sisson, '91; A. P. Dunkly, '91. Lehigh, A. H. 
Van Cleve, '90. Pennsylvania, J. H. Lafferty, '91. It was a notable 
evening in the history of the New York Delta Upsilon Club. Several 
new men signified their intention to become members in a short time, 
and considerable additions were made to the subscription fund, which 
the men resident in the House had so generously begun. Long after 
the last of the toastees had finished, groups of happy Delta U's remained 
to renew the old days, discuss the pleasures of the evening, and sound 
the praises of our beloved Fraternity. And each one, as he bade a late 
good-night, declared that not for long moons had he found such great 
enjoyment, and vowed that only the direst of calamities should keep 
him away from future reunions of Delta Upsilon. E. J. T. 


Rochester, '84, at Columbus, O., May 23, 1890, a daughter, Lois 

Margarite, to Mr. and Mrs. Charles F. Pratt. 
Madison, '86, at Bainbridge, N. Y., May 20, 1890, a son, George 

Frederick, to Professor and Mrs. Fred J. Turnbull. 
Marietta, '81, at Duluth, Minn., March 24, 1890, a son to Mr. and 

Mrs. Lucius H. Whipplel 
Marietta, '85, at Marietta, O., April 24, 1890, a son to Mr. and Mrs. 

Earle S. Alderman. 
Marietta, '85, at Ashland, Ky., recently, a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. 

Louis R. Putnam. Miss Putnam is a great grand-daughter to the. 

Hon. Douglas Putnam, Marietta, honorary, of West Harmar, O. 


Hamilton, '81, at Utica, N. Y., April 29, 1890, the Rev. Leslie R. 
Groves, of McGrawville, N. Y., to Miss Gwen Griffith, sister of 
William M. Griffith, Hamilton, '80. 

Amherst, '84, at Bath, N. Y., May 14, 1890, Edward Murray Bassett, 
Esq., of Buffalo, N. Y.,to Miss Annie R. Preston. At Home, Thurs- 
days, after June 20, 174 North Pearl street, Buffalo, N. Y. 

Adelbert, '89, at Ravenna, Ohio, April 16, 1890, John Wilson Van 
Doom to Miss P'annie L. Bedell. 

Brown, '90, at Barrington Center, R. I., February 6, 1890, Walter Nel- 
son Morse, of Putnam, Conn., to Miss Lena Mae Parmelee. 

New York, '71, at New York, N. Y., May, 1890, Professor Abram 
S. Isaacs, Ph. D., to Miss Lily Harby, sister of Max E. Harby, New 
York, '91. 

New York, '81, at Newark, N. J., May 7, 1890, Henry Hollister Daw- 
son, Esq., to Miss Ida Wharton. 

New York, '87, at Scranton, Pa., April, 29, 1890, Austin Dickinson 
Wolfe, of Montclair, N. J., to Miss Cornelia S. Weitzel. 

Cornell, '89, at Lakewood, Ohio, January 2, 1890, George Chapman 
Shepard, of Medina, Ohio, to Miss Lulu B. Day. 

Michigan, '82, at Brooklyn, New York, June 5, 1889, Clarence Her- 
bert Qhilds, Esq., of Minneapolis, Minn., to Miss Sarah M. Henshaw. 

Michigan, '83, at Shaftsbury, Mich., January 29, 1890, the Rev. 
Frank L. Osborne, of Utica, Mich , to Frances C. Warner. 

Michigan, '84, at Ann Arbor, Mich., July 27, 1889, Elmer E. Beach, 
to Miss Jessie E. Taylor. 

Michigan, '88, at Maumee, Ohio, May 1, 1890, Oliver G. Frederick to 
Miss Emma Blaker. 

Michigan, '89, at Ann Arbor, Mich., November, 28, 1889, Ernest B. 
Perry to Miss Susie I. Harwood. 


Williams, '50, at Bryan, O., October 13, I889, the Hon. Albert M. Pratt, 

aged 63 years. 
Hamilton, '84, at Clinton, N. Y., April 20, 1890, Louis A. Scovel, M. D., 

aged 27 years, son of the Rev. D wight Scovel, Hamilton, '54 and 

brother of Professor Carl W. Scovel, Hamilton, '88. 
Rutgers, '64, at Parkersburg, W. Va., May 13, 1890, Professor Jared 

Hasbrouck, A. M. 
Harvard, '84, at the Massachusetts General Hospital, December 28, 

1889, George William Sawin, A. M. 
Lehigh, *86, at Mauch Chunk, Penn., March 13th 1890, George A. 




The past winter has been prosperous for Union. Without and within 
the college, a deep interest and activity have been manifest. Largely 
attended banquets and alumni meetings have been held in New York, 
Chicago, San Francisco, Buffalo and Albany. Extensive preparations 
are now being made for commencement, and it is expected that this 
will be the best commencement that has been held in years. It is 
announced that William H. McElroy, of the New York Tribune, is to be 
the Honorary Chancellor. 

The literary societies, Adelphic and Philomatheari, which for a few years 
back were inactive, have been revived, and are flourishing. These soci- 
eties date back nearly to the foundation of the college, and in former 
years they exerted a powerful influence on the literary life of Union. 

The glee club, which was organized last winter, is now under the 
instruction of Prof. William H. Rost, a brother of the class of '73. So 
far it has been very successful, and wherever the club has appeared it has 
been flatteringly received. .Delta U. is represented by Charles Fisk, '91. 

Athletics are now getting much attention. The base-ball team bids 
fair to be stronger than for several years. Field-day takes place at Syra- 
cuse, May 30. Delta U. will probably be represented by two men. 

Delta U. at Union still " pursues the even tenor of her way," friendly 
with the other fraternities and receiving her share of college honors. 


Marked improvements in the chapter house have occurred during the 
past term, perhaps the most noticable of all being a re-papering of our 
parlor, dining-room, and halls. The furnishings of some of the sleeping- 
rooms have been bettered, and we expect to make more advances before 
long. Believing that improvements when inaugurated should continue, 
our ambition has extended to regrading the tennis court, and numerous 
lame arms and backs attest the vigor with which we labored. The 
result is that wearers of the Gold and Blue may be daily seen chasing the 
elusive sphere. Nor is Delta U. unrepresented in other athletic depart- 
ments. Brother Hayden is training for base ball, and will probably be 
one of the tug-of-war team ; Brother Curran is doing well at the 220 
yards dash, and is practicing some of the jumps; Brother Hughes is a 
strong contestant in putting the shot ; and Brother Marquisee is the best 
bicyclist in college. 

One of the pleasantest events we have enjoyed was an evening 
recently spent at Cottage Seminary. The host, a loyal Delta U., and 
his amiable wife, invited the chapter to meet the young ladies at an 



informal gathering. Rapidly the hours fled, mid music and conversation, 
and now the chapter desires again to renew the acquaintances formed 

As to scholarship and prizes, it is too early for definite information. 
A number of competitive essays and orations were handed in at the end 
of the last term, from which we hope to hear our usual good account at 

We have lately been called to mourn the loss of Brother Lewis A. 
.Scovel, '84, son of the Rev. Dwight Scovel, '54, and brother to Prof. Carl 
W. Scovel, '88. Having been ill for some time, the doctor had passed 
the winter with his father in Clinton, and his cheery face, often seen 
.at the chapter house, enlivened many an hour. Ever zealous for the 
■chapter's best interests, always desirous to aid us in our efforts, we 
keenly feel his loss. Only those favored with the near presence of active 
alumni, realize the importance of their advice and endeavors, and such 
well know the value of the helping hand that we would might help us 
yet, but it can never be, George H. Harkness. 


The return of President Seelye, and his resumption of college work, is es- 
pecially gratifying to the Seniors, to whom his absence during the last two 
terms has been a great loss. While welcoming the President home, we were 
called to lament the death of one of our most highly respected professors, 
Richard T. Mather. His loss will be deeply felt by the college, as well as by 
a large circle of friends. Prof. Mather was a member of Psi Upsilon. 

Base ball has received its customary good financial support, and we feel 
proud of our team, for though our chances for the pennant do not seem so 
bright, we have the satisfaction of knowing that whatever games we do win, 
are won by Amherst students, not by hired professionals. Delta Upsilon is 
happy in the possession of three men on the team ; Hunt, a most promis- 
ing young catcher, and 'qj's crack battery, Boutwell and Cutter, the 
change 'varsity battery. When not catching, Cutter plays in right field. 

The Amherst 'varsity have scored another victory over the Yale 'varsity, 
and the Amherst Freshmen over the Yale P'reshmen. We hope that all 
our alumni who may be in Amherst for Commencement, will not fail to 
be at the chapter house Tuesday evening, Class day. 

Wm. McE. Weldon, '90. 


On the evening of February 22, the Seniors gave an interesting 
entertainment in honor of Washington's birthday. An unusually 
large number of the friends of the class were present, and greatly 
enjoyed the exercises. We were represented by Brother Osborne, 


'90, in a well written oration on " The Louisiana Purchase," and by- 
Brother Tuttle, the only representative of '92, who delivered a declama- 
tion entitled " Freed* in and Patriotism." Mr Tuttle's excellent delivery- 
showed that the Sophomores had made a wise selection. After the 
exercises we received the friends of Delta U. at our Hall, where the 
evening was passed pleasantly, and the party dispersed with enthusiasm 
and good wishes for Delta U. 

Delta U.has again won two of the three honors awarded to the Junior 
class, Brothers Dickerman and Ford being the successful persons. There 
are four other fraternities represented in the class. Of the six speakers 
chosen for the Junior Exhibition, three were Delta U's. Brother Dicker- 
man was prevented by illness from delivering an honor oration on " The 
Purity of the Ballot." The subject of Brother Ford's honor oration was 
"The Art of Observation." Brother Dynes spoke on the subject,. 
" Henry W. Grady." 

Brother Wright, '93, has left college, but expects to be with us next 
year. This leaves us thirteen members, a larger number than that of 
any other chapter at Adelbert. At present Beta Theta Pi has 1 2 men ; 
Alpha Delta Phi and Delta Kappa Epsilon, 9 each ; Delta Tau Delta, 6; 
and Phi Gamma Delta, 1 . 

Professor Perrin, instructor in Greek, sailed for Athens last February, to 
study archaeology. The Rev. J. A. Towle, of Norfolk, C c nn., takes his place. 
The college recently took an important step and entered the arena of 
college journalism with a monthly, representing the various departments 
of Western Beserve University. The first number of The Adelbert 
appeared on April 8, and has received much praise. 

J. H. Dynes, '91. 


One of the events which enlivened the winter term was the Junior 
prize debate. Among the six disputants (three on a side) Delta U. was 
represented on the affirmative by H. R. Purinton, and on the negative 
by L. P. Sturtevant and F. A. Luce. The prize was awarded to the 
affirmative, and the winning speech is generally acknowledged to have 
been Brother Purinton's. On the Sophomore prize declamation, held on 
April 25, we had three representatives, but were forced to satisfy our- 
selves with an honorable mention for Brother Sturtevant. Three of the 
appointees for the Freshman prize reading, are Delta U's. 

The base ball season is fairly begun, and Colby has won the five inter- 
collegiate games thus far played. Brother Burke is manager of the nine, 
and Brothers Purinton and Merrill play short stop and right field, 

At a recent meeting the chapter voted to have a photograph cut of 


the members placed in the Oracle instead of the usual inset. Some of the 
boys have been indulging in day dreams with reference to a chapter house. 
We fear that these dreams will not be realized for many years to come ;. 
however, communications from any and all of our sister chapters who are so 
fortunate as to possess housesof their own — in regard to their cost, manage- 
ment, etc. — will be of great interest to us, if not of immediate value. 

William L. Soule. 


Our hopes have been realized and a chapter house is in plain 
view ! The struggle is over and the chapter will soon erect a house 
of which any chapter might be proud. The plans have been drawn 
up and accepted, and within a week the work of construction will 
be well along. Our location, across from the campus, is the finest 
in the city for a chapter house. The cost will probably reach $15,000 
or $16,000; but our alumni and active members have contributed so 
generously that it will not be burdensome. 

Among our contributors James B. Morman, '90, deserves especial 
mention, as being one of the three men in the Fraternity who has given 
one thousand dollars for a chapter house. 

Delta U. never ranked higher here at Rochester. She has even more 
than her share of social, literary, and athletic attainments, winning the high- 
est praise in the college opera given by the Students' Association, acquiring 
one-third of the Sophomore appointments, as well as first place ; and 
two-thirds of 4». B. K. appointments of the Senior class. She will prob- 
have three men at least on the ball nine. 

In the midst of our happiness we deeply regret the temporary absence 
of Brother Smith of '93, occasioned by the death of his father. 

Delta U's are always welcome at Rochester, and especially will they 
be when we occupy our chapter house. E. L. Fargo. 


The spring term finds us again gathered together, ready to take 
advantage of the opportunities it offers both for profit and amusement. 
Tennis and boating, and trips to the beautiful and historic places in 
which this region abounds, are some of the ways in which the latter can 
be obtained at this season of the year. 

The winter term closed on March 25, with the customary Junior exhi- 
bition in the Town Hall. It was a great success, and is said to have 
been the best for years. The " Hop " which followed the exercises, was, 
as usual, fully appreciated by the students, just freed from their college 
duties. At the annual meetings of the athletic and publishing associations 
Delta Upsilon was well honored. Brother Noonan,'9i , the retiring business 


manager of the Undergraduate, reported a handsome surplus in the treas- 
ury, and was given a vote of thanks. Brother Noonan is also editor-in- 
chief of the Kaleidoscope, the Junior annual. We have three out of the 
seven successful competitors for positions on the new Undergraduate 

We were much interested in what was said in the last Quarterly about 
the literary work of the chapters, particularly extemporaneous speaking. 
W T e have tried it in our" meetings with excellent results. The alumni, who 
visit us occasionally, almost invariably advise us to give this special 
attention, as it will be of the greatest service to us after graduation. 

Carl A. Mead, '91. 


On March 7 the chapter held its annual banquet, which was attended 
by nearly fifty alumni and undergraduates. Seaman Miller, Esq., '79. 
-acted as toast-master. At his right sat Prof. Frank L. Nason, Amherst, 
'82, the Assistant State Geologist of New Jersey. Professors Nason and 
Wyckoff, '7 2 » responded to toasts. Other speakers were Byron Cum- 
mings, '89, Charles Maar, '89, and W. A. Mayou, '90. Among those 
present were A. H. Van Cleve, Lehigh^ '90, and George G. Seibert, New 
York, '89. The toasts were interspersed with fraternity and college 
songs, " the feast of reason " closing with a poem written for the occa- 
sion by the associate Quarterly editor. 

Another member of the Senior class, Mr. E. T. Middleton, has been 
initiated. This swells our membership roll to thirty. The chapter has 
been called upon to express its thanks to Irving S. Upson, '8i, who has 
given a handsomely framed monograph, presenting in tabular form all 
the honors and prizes taken by Rutgers Delta U. men since the 
chapter organization, together with comparative percentages showing the 
ratio of superiority. Besides this gift, other friends have given decora- 
tive works, so that our chapter hall has a most cosy and inviting appear- 

In college circles we have been well represented. Brother Middleton 
is President of the Rutgers Electrical Association, and vice-president of 
the Camera Club. Brother Winn, '92, has contributed several pictures 
to the Scarlet Letter; Paull J. Challen, '91, is prominently connected 
with the Glee Club, and at the last meeting of the Targum Association 
Herbert B. Roberts, '91, was elected an associate editor of the Targum. 

Jasper Hogan, '91, is captain of the 'Varsity base ball team, and plays 
second base ; his brother, Robert, plays right field, while our redoubtable 
all-round athlete. Sam Lockett, occupies the box and dispenses curves to 
the visiting team, and plays on the Lacrosse team, too. 

James Westfall Thompson. 



The Madison chapter is dead ; so far as can be learned a very peace- 
ful passing away. She was in the twenty-third year of her age, a blooming 
maiden or a staid old dame according as one chooses to regard her. 
Her's had been a thoroughly decorous life, — nothing if not proper. All the 
effects of the deceased have fallen to the Colgate chapter, said chapter 
being named as heiress, executrix, administratrix and assignee. In short, 
our college has changed its name. It was quite fitting to bestow upon 
the institution the name of a family whose members have long been its 

The only important event during the winter term was the Senior Clarke 
Oratorical Contest. The six places upon the scheme were assigned by 
-competition upon the literary merits of the orations. Three of the six 
speakers were furnished by our chapter, and. Brother Butler was awarded 
the prize for a finely delivered oration upon " The Oratory of Daniel 

We initiated this term another member from '92, Brother Cholar, who 
comes to us from Cornell. Two of our men play with the ball team this 
year. Of the eight commencement honors, we received six, as follows : 
Brothers Ford, second ; Weatherly, fourth ; Merrill, fifth ; Eyles, sixth ; 
Roberts, seventh ; Mallory, eighth. William J. Eyles. 


The trustees of the college have aroused the interest of the towns- 
people in the project of building a new academy, which, when completed, 
will probably prove a strong factor in the growth of the college. In her 
general outlook, Marietta has a better prospect now than she has ever had 
before ; while the founding of a Ladies' College, to commence in the Fall, 
is all that is needed to complete the happiness of her students. 

This term closes the twentieth year of our existence as a chapter of 
Delta Upsilon. A retrospective view of our history discloses no evidence 
of decline. As the Fraternity has grown and broadened, advancing 
steadily toward higher ideals, we have kept abreast of her onward march, 
and we are able to report ourselves, after our twenty years of membership, 
.a prosperous chapter. 

On our anniversary, the 23rd of April, we gave a reception at our hall 
to the faculty and ladies, which passed off very pleasantly, but in view of 
the fact that many of our alumni will be back at Commencement, the main 
celebration has been postponed until that time. The full details have not 
yet been arranged, but an effort will be made to have a more complete 
celebration than has ever been held here by any fraternity, and we shall 
be very glad to welcome the members of our sister chapters. 

Arthur G. Beach. 



The Chapter is still in good condition. She has lost none of her fra- 
ternity zeal, although she has made no great advancements, and boasts 
of no honors won. In fact, the faculty grant no prizes of any kind, the 
commencement appointments being the only honors awarded for good 
scholarship. At present, our athletes are diligently training for the State 
Inter-collegiate Field day, to occur in this city on May 30, and in which 
Rochester, Colgate, Hamilton, Union, Hobart and Syracuse will contend 
for prizes. 

The Harvard letter in the February Quarterly contains some 
suggestions especially valuable to the chapters of Delta Upsilon in New 
York State. As for our chapter, she, too, feels satisfied with her individual 
position ; yet she also feels that she has very little acquaintance with 
neighboring chapters, and that she practically understands none of their 
methods of work. Were it not for occasional visits from brothers passings 
through the city, we would feel as distant from some of our neighboring^ 
chapters as does Harvard from Amherst or Colby men. We believe 
that most of the chapters in this State feel much as we do ; that they 
have too little intercourse with each other. Can not our Fraternity be 
made stronger by a system of inter-chapter visitation ? Could each 
chapter send two or more brothers at least yearly to visit the neighboring 
chapters, and in return be permitted to receive visitors from them, we 
believe that we would increase both the interest in our own chapters and 
create more enthusiasm for the Fraternity at large. In chapters situated 
so near together as are these in central New York, the main objection to 
such a scheme, namely, that of expense, need not be considered. While: 
we cannot, by so doing, hope " to know every other " Delta U- in the 
college world, yet we may form a fraternal friendship for many brothers, 
and be made to love Delta U. more. 

Our chapter has recently been visited by the following brothers : J. F. 
Fitschen, Williams, '89; C. L. Walsworth, Syracuse, '89; J. Zartman,. 
Syracuse, '7S; A. S. Knight, Colgate, '91 ; L. S. Chapman, Syracuse, '89^ 


Of the 31 active chapter members, 14 hail from Michigan, 4 from Illi- 
nois, 3 from Indiana, 2 each from New York. Ohio and Minnesota, and 
1 each from New Jersey, Kentucky, Wisconsin and Washington. The 
boys may be divided, as to religious preferences, into the following 
groups : Methodists, 8 ; Presbyterians, 7 ; Congregationalists, 4 ; Bap- 
tists, 4; Unitarians, 3; Episcopalians, 2; scattering, 3. Twenty-three 
are Republicans ; 3 prohibitionists, and 5 Democrats or Mugwumps. 

At one of our recent meetings the Freshman Annual was presented, 
which has already become an established institution with Michigan^ 


Unlike their predecessors in '91 and '92, the Freshmen this year did not 
attempt to enlighten the chapter on the destiny of man, fraternity policy, 
function of education, etc., but restricted themselves entirely to " grinds," 
the patness and sharpness of which, evidenced the fact that '93 has a 
strong bent for satire. 

On the evening of April 25, another pleasant dancing party was given 
at the house. The final hop of the season will occur some time in June. The 
project of fitting up a dining-room and kitchen in the basement of the 
-chapter house is being vigorously pushed and is likely to be successful. 

Brother Nafe, '89, now in the law department, recently won the prize 
offered by the Michigan Inter-collegiate Oratorical Association, for the 
best speech on the subject of prohibition. George H. Snow. 


We were glad to see the subject of chapter programmes in the Mad- 
ison letter of the last Quarterly. If this subject were thoroughly dis- 
cussed, each chapter giving its method of passing the weekly meeting, 
great good would result. It is evident that there is great diversity in 
the manner in which different chapters carry on their meetings. We 
usually have singing, declamation, essays or orations, extempore speeches, 
debates, instrumental music of some kind, and occasionally an in-elaborate 
play. We find it beneficial to have each class give in turn a programme. 
This arouses good-natured emulation, and brings out ingenuity and vari- 
ety. We are fully aware that Delta Upsilon is not a big literary society, 
but as we are bound together for mutual improvement, we feel war- 
ranted in considering of much importance the ability to write and 
speak, knowing that one of the best powers a man can possess is to be 
able to make others think as he thinks. It is no accident that we have 
taken so many prizes. It is merely the law of cause and effect. The 
literary societies here are about dead ; what training we receive must 
come from the chapter. As a natural result of an inherent disinclination 
to do anything not absolutely necessary, the programmes are " tabled "more 
often than they ought to be. On an average this year we have had one 
well prepared programme for every two meetings. Occasionally we have 
merely a social time, with refreshments and singing, or sharpen our wits 
in protracted business sessions in which the work accomplished is sur- 
passed only by the knowledge of parliamentary law displayed. We have 
rousing good times. 

Since last writing we have lost one of the strongest men of the chapter, 
and without doubt, the best athlete in college: Brother Ridgway, '91, 
has gone to Yale. In the last Quarterly it was suggested that it is 
about time that we have a chapter at Yale. The Fraternity now has a 
fine opportunity, for Brother Ridgway has great organizing ability. We 


expect him to take a high place in athletics there, at least playing on the 
foot ball team. On the eve of his departure, we carved a small " dorg".'" 
He leaves a vacancy that can scarcely be filled. Brother Hayes, 
'93, is on the tug-of-war team, Champions of the Northwest. Brother 
McDermott, '85, who is pursuing a special course in elocution, has 
charge of that department in the Preparatory School. Brother Scott, 
'90. took the Political Economy Prize, and Brother Walrath, '91, took the 
first Gage Debate prize, which Brother Haggerty took last year. We are 
glad to report another initiate, Wilbur Atkinson, '93, of Saybrook, 111. 

Our tenth annual banquet was a great success. Over a hundred were 
present, and thirteen chapters were represented. Brother Denny pre- 
sided over the toasts, which were given by William B. Walrath, William 
H. Foster, Herbert G. Leonard, the Hon. G. W. Kretzinger. and Judge 
E. B. Sherman. Among those present were Mr. and Mrs. Wells B. 
Sizer, Madison, '82, Mr. and Mrs. J. S. McClure, Western Resente, '76^ 
Prof, and Mrs. Ira W. Allen, LL. D., Hamilton, '50, Prof. George W. 
Hough, Union, '56, Judge E. B. Sherman, Middlebury, '60, Parke E~ 
Simmons, Esq., Cornell, '81, Prof. Willard C. Clement, Colby, '84, George 
Packard, Brown, '89; William E. Clarke Jr., Amherst, '89; Fred Arnd, 
Amherst, '82 ; H. Ford Allen, Williams. '88 ; C. W. Kingsbury, Mari- 
etta, '90; the Hon. G. W. Kretzinger, Union, '39; Edward M. Winston, 
Esq., Harvard, '84; Mr. and Mrs. William H. Foster, '85; Frank Cook, 
'85; Charles L. Rhodes, '84; Robert I. Fleming, '86; Eugene E. McDer- 
mott, '85; Charles H. Brand, '87; Frank Middlekauff, '87; Arthur Patti- 
son, '88 ; Forrest Beers, '89 ; Arthur Elmore, '89, of our chapter. 

We were much pleased on University Day to find among the law 
students Brothers Packard, Brown, '89, and Clarke, Amherst, '89. Hence- 
forth .we will be able to report the Phi Beta Kappa keys, as a chapter of 
that society is about to be established at Northwestern. 

William B. Walrath. 


Friday evening. May 16th, our annual initiation and banquet was held 
in the chapter rooms. Twelve men were initiated, being the largest and 
we think the best delegation the chapter has ever received. The regular 
form of initiation was followed in full, including the distribution of cer- 
tificates of membership, which made a very pleasant feature of the even- 
ing. After cheers for the initiates, severally and as a whole, the company 
proceeded to the banquet hall. Eighty-eight men sat down to the tables, 
making, as all present said, the largest and most enthusiastic Delta U- 
gathering ever seen outside of convention halls. After a spread, President 
Blaney called the company to order and introduced the toast-master^ 
Brother Fisher. Toasts were responded to by the Rev. Wm. Elliot 
Griffis, D.D., Rutgers, '69; Ellis J. Thomas, Williams, '88, Secretary 


of the Executive Council ; Frederick M. Crossett, New York, '84, editor of 
the Quarterly; Frank G. Cook, Esq., Harvard. '82, one of thecharter 
members of the chapter ; Clarence A. Bunker, Harvard, '89, President 
of the recently organized "and energetic Graduate Club of the Harvard 
Chapter, and by members of Williams, Amherst, Adelbert, Rutgers, 
23rown, New York, Syracuse and Tufts. Every one was enthusiastic 
over the prospects of the convention in Boston in 1891, to which we all 
look forward with great interest, and the idea was well received as to- 
celebrating the tenth anniversary of the Harvard Chapter, which occurs 
next December. As there are now a large number of men in the chapter, 
all enthusiastic and willing to work hard, the event should be a pleasant 
one. \V e were glad to see so many of our alumni present, and we 
received many encouraging letters from Delta U. men in Boston, who were 
prevented from being present. Strict attention was given to the toasts,, 
which were above the usual average of excellence on such occasions, and 
at a late hour the company broke up with the Harvard cheer for the toast- 
master, the visiting chapters, the prominent visitors and Harvard. The 
eight Tufts men and twelve Brown men cheered in reply. Every one is 
happy over the good time, and we look forward to a year of hard work 
in arranging the details of the Convention for 1891. 

Brothers Dow, Gulick, Page, Perry and Weeks are our Phi Beta 
Kappa men in '90. In the provisional assignment of commencement. 
parts, Brothers Blaney, Pond, Sands and Fiske have disquisitions indicat- 
ing a probable degree cum laude ; Brothers Dow, Perry, Roberts and 
Page have dissertations indicating a probable degree magna cum laude ; 
and Brothers Gulick and Weeks have orations, indicating a probable 
degree summa cum laude. Only seven men in the class of '90 have 
orations. In one of the winter meetings of the Athletic Association, 
Brother Stults won the prize for feather-weight wrestling. In a whist 
tournament, held among some of the Chapter, Brothers Blaney and 
Sweeney won first prize, Brothers Bangs and Leonard, second. 

The officers of the chapter for the second half year are : President,. 
C. P. Blaney, '90 ; Vice-President, Perley Doe, '91 ; Secretary, L. K. 
Morse, '92 ; Treasurer, J. W. Rice, '91 ; Librarian, G. H. Leonard, Jr., 
'91 ; Chorister, C. B. Gulick, '90 ; Auditing Committee, W. Reed, '91, 
W. S. Bangs, '92. William Guild Howard, '91. 


Our social career this year has been unusually brilliant, and has raised 
to a high pitch our spirits for the spring contests. At the musicale given 
on March 7th, at which Brother Adams, Marietta, '77, so distinguished 
himself by his musical ability and by the rendering of his new Delta 
Upsilon York, we had the pleasure of entertaining over a hundred of our 


fair friends and admirers. The new feature of our weekly meetings, 
which consists of two brothers acting as hosts at a small spread, has met 
with great success. This term we have been taking lunch at the club- 
house, which is near the college building. This*custom brings us together 
more, and adds one to the many advantages of our fraternity life. 

Our initiates have proven themselves " of the proper sort," and are 
doing us great credit. Our track athletes are doing fine work " smashing " 
■college records and getting themselves into trim for the Inter-collegiate 
games, in which we will be represented in at least four events. We are 
also well represented on the crews and in base ball, having five men on 
the Freshmen nine. 

Brother Travis, '91, is bringing us honor through one of the leading 
parts in the Dramatic Club. Brother Warburton, '90, was on the yearly 
Joint Debate, and won first prize. Brother Penfield will read the class 
history on Class Day, and Brother Warburton the class prophecy. Both 
of the last named brothers are on the committee for the graduating class 
dinner, of which committee Brother Penfield is the chairman. 

Charles H. Sisson. 


The chapter mourns the loss of two of her charter members. Brother 
Otway Owen Terrell died on October 13, 1889, and Brother George 
Arthur Ruddle, on March 13th, 1890; both of them men, body and 
soul, loved and respected by all who knew them, eminently successful in 
their start in life since graduation, promising to make marks for themselves 
and to bring honor to the Fraternity. Brother Ruddle graduated with 
the class of '86, taking the degree of Ph. B. In September of the same 
year he accepted the position of tutor in mathematics at Selwyn Hall, 
Reading, Pa., and early in 1889 became acting head-master at that well 
known school. Later in the same year he accepted the position of Prin- 
cipal of the Cumberland, Md., High School. He died of typhoid fever at 
his home in Mauch Chunk, after an illness of but two weeks. 

Aside from these sad memories, the chapter has passed a profitable 
year. As usual we have been well represented in all departments of col- 
lege life ; on the Junior Epitome board, in the Engineering Society, the 
Chemical Society, the Natural Science Society, the Classical Club and the 
Mining Club — not only having membership, but in most cases holding 
office. At the Winter meeting of the Lafayette College Athletic Asso- 
ciation, Brother Warriner carried off first prizes in the pole vault and in 
the running high jump. At the Winter meeting of the Lehigh Athletic 
Association, Brother Kramer, '92, took first in the light weight wrestling. 
Brother McCaskey, '93, is the Lacrosse manager for his class. Brother 
Paine is on the committee for awarding the Burr medal for excellency in 


Lacrosse. At the musical entertainment held recently in the Fountain 
Hill Opera House, Delta U. k was represented in the Glee Club, and Banjo 
and Guitar Club. Brother Van Cleve, '90, and Brother Fink, '90, have 
received appointments for Commencement. 

We are proud to announce to Delta U. an acquisition we have lately 
made, in the initiation, at the house of Brother Adams, of two charming 
young ladies — loyal to Delta U. they have always been, and now by their 
vows so they will ever remain. It is unfortunate that we must withhold 
names, but such is the case. We merely mention the fact, however, as 
an additional inducement for any brother passing this way to stop over 
and see us. Charles W. Platt. 


At the organization of the De Pauw Athletic Association, Brother F. 
M. Smith was elected President. Brother Smith was also a delegate to 
the meeting of the Inter-Collegiate Athletic Association of Indiana, held 
at Indianapolis. Owing to factional disturbances, it is probable that 
The Adz y the college newspaper, which has been supported hitherto by 
all the elements in the University, will be controlled next year by Phi 
Gamma Delta, Delta Tau Delta and Delta Upsilon. 

Brother Best, '90, has been compelled to leave college on account of 
sickness. The Chapter regrets very much his absence. He is at present 
at Riverside, Cal. Brother Mecham, '93, is out of college this term, but 
will return next year. Brother Caldwell, '91, has returned to the Univer- 
sity and resumed his work with his class. 

The administration of Dr. John is giving satisfaction to all connected 
with the University. Preparations are being made for his formal inaugu- 
ration at Commencement. William O. Bowers. 


Our spring term has passed with the usual routine regularity, and I 
am sure were it not for our brotherhood in Delta U. we should find 
that routine growing extremely monotonous. Our regular weekly meet- 
ings have been well attended, and we feel all the more the strength of 
the bond that holds us together. The matter of regular attendance at 
meetings is one that cannot be too urgently pressed. There is nothing 
which so tends to separate men at such a college as ours, as a volun- 
tary neglect of the few opportunities which are given us. The dormi- 
tory system being impracticable here, at least for the present, renders the 
students of the University of Pennsylvania especially liable to the 
estrangement consequent on their almost entire disassociation. Rumor, 
however, gives us some *,hope for the future in that direction, it being 
even asserted that the site of the coming dormitories has already been 
decided upon. Arthur C. Thomson. 


It is intended to make this department a supplement to the Quinquen- 
nial Catalogue, published in 1884, and with this object in view, Alumni 
and friends of the Fraternity are earnestly requested to send items of 
interest, changes of address, etc., concerning members of the Fraternity, 
to the editor, Robert James Eidlitz, 123 East y2d street, New York, 

N. Y. 


'38. The Rev. Francis Williams, of Chaplin, Conn., preached a ser- 
mon, February 23, on the thirty-second anniversary of his settlement in 
that place. Only four Congregational ministers in the State have had so 
long a settlement in their present fields of labor. It is often alleged that 
religion is declining in our rural towns. Is this, if true, owing to the 
frequent changes in their ministers? What is the record when long 
pastorates occur? When Mr. Williams was installed, the ratio of church 
members was as one-sixth to the inhabitants of the town ; now it is as one- 
fourth. The union between pastor and people has always been most 
cordial. — Christian at Work. 

'49. Nathan S. King, M. D., has removed from Dobb's Ferry to 
Yonkers, N. Y. His address is 359 Riverdale avenue. 

'54. The Rev. Eldridge Mix, D. D., has resigned the pastorate of the 
Central Congregational church in Fall River, Mass. 

'63. The Rev. Alderson M. Merwin is in charge of missionary work 
among the Spanish speaking people of Southern California, having his 
home in South Pasadena, Cal. 

'85. Charles B. Ames has resigned his position with the Wilkinson 
Paper Co., of New York, and is now with Congressman West's Paper Co., 
at Ballston, N. Y. 

'85. The Rev. George S. Duncan, of the Dickinson Presbyterian church, 
of Carlisle, Pa., who has taken the first prize of the American Institute of 
Hebrew, for the best Hebrew work done under its auspices during 1889, 
is a former Albanian, and a graduate of the Albany High school of the 
class of 1 88 1. There were many competitors for the prize, both in 
Europe and America, including names well-known in the world of Bib- 
lical study. The award was made by Professors Harper and Crandall, 
of Yale. Mr. Duncan was graduated from Princeton Theological Sem- 
inary in 1888, with the highest honors, receiving among other prizes the 
*' Green Hebrew fellowship," upon which he will soon go to Berlin to 
pursue advanced Biblical investigations. As a Semetic scholar, Mr. 
Duncan has already taken high rank, and his fellowship thesis on " The 
Unity and Authorship of Leviticus," is considered a very fine piece of 
higher Biblical criticism. A few months ago he was elected a member 


of the American Society of Biblical Literature and Exegesis. He sails 
for Berlin in July. 


'54. Dr. Wolcott N. Griswold, of 122 Turk street, San Francisco, has 
recently published a work entitled " Wealth and Poverty of Nations — 
Industrial rights and duties.'* Brother Griswold has given industrial 
questions a most profound study, and is thoroughly competent to cope 
with them. 

'65. The Rev. John V. Griswold is now at Omaha, Neb. Dr. Wol- 
cott N. Griswold, '54, is his brother. 

'72. Daniel S. Lamont is said to be making $50,000 a year. — New 
York Press. The Colonel is president of the New York System of 
Street Railways. 

'80. Frederick T. Rogers, M. D., has been located at Westerly, R. I., 
for the past eight years. At present he is devoting himself exclusively to 
•diseases of the eye and ear. His address is 538 Broad St., Providence, R. I. 

'80. Herbert H. Taylor, of Brooklyn, has been appointed Deputy 
Naval Officer of New York. 

'85. William H. Munsell is a note teller in the Bank of Buffalo, Buf- 
falo, N. Y. Resident address, 125 South Division avenue. 

'86. William P. Landon is assistant of the pastor of the House of 
Hope Church, St. Paul, Minn. His resident address is 137 Isabel street. 

'89. Max M. Smith graduated from the N. Y. Homcepathic Medical 
College on April 1 5th. He was the valedictorian of the class. 


'50. At the Farmer's Institute held in Boonville, N. Y., Feb. 15, James 
F. Converse, of Woodville, Jefferson County, read a paper, on " The Man- 
agement of Dairy Cows." 

'61. In his first annual report, the Hon. William H. H. Miller, U. 
S. Attorney-General, recommends that provisions be made for a United 
States penitentiary and a United States reformatory, the latter for the 
confinement of the milder criminals. It is also urged that a prison bureau 
be established in the department of justice, where could be gathered and 
recorded the criminal statistics of the United States. 

'65. The Presbyterian pastor at Clyde, N. Y., the Rev. William H. 
'Bates, has recently published a clear and careful paper upon " Titus, the 
Man and the Book," in which he analyzes the character of the author and 
the scope of his epistles. 

'69. The Democratic joint caucus nominated Prof. Francis M. Burdick, 
of Cornell University, for membership of the Board of Regents, at Albany, 
yesterday. — New York Sun, April 9. 

'69. Prof. William L. Downing, of Utica, N. Y., has issued a book 
entitled " Re-union of the Class of Sixty-nine." 


'69. " Brief for Complaint in the Supreme Court of the State of Mich- 
igan," is from the pen of the Hon. William M. Lillibridge, of Detroit, 

'69. Utica, N. Y., rejoices in the election of Charles H. Searle to its 
board of school commissioners, by a non-partisan majority of 2,010. 

'70. Henry C. Maine, of the Rochester, N. Y., Democrat, who is 
known in the editorial fraternity as the "Sun-spot Expert," has scored 
another triumph for his theory of storms. He predicted the meteorologi- 
cal disturbances that occurred in January last, as he did those of January,. 
1889, and in both cases the predictions were fully verified. 

'72- J- Edman Massee, recently of Albany, is now connected with C. 
W. Bardeen's Teacher's Agency in Syracuse, N. Y., where graduates who 
are looking for vacant schools will find help. 

'75. " The Good Cheer of the Gospel," has been added to the literary 
productions of the Rev. Frank S. Child, Fairfield, Conn. 

f 77. As Professor of Mathematics in the State Normal School, at New 
Paltz, Prof. George Griffith receives a salary of $1,800. 

'79. Herbert M. Hill is Professor of Chemistry and Toxicology in the 
University of Buffalo. His resident address is 127, 14th street. 

'81. The Troy Times has secured the editorial services of Frank W. 
Jos) in, formerly of The Observer staff, and recently of the Utica Herald. 
Mr. Joslin has done excellent journalistic work. It has attracted atten- 
tion, and brought him the invitation to join the Times. The Troy Times 
is a strong and able paper, and such an invitation distinctly implies a 
high compliment and a considerable promotion. Albert L. Blair, '72, is 
also on the Times staff. 

'82. The Rev. Lowell C. Smith is pastor of the Congregational church 
at Moravia, N. Y. 

'85. The Rev. Plato T. Jones has been called from Red Wing, Minn. r 
to Escanaba, Mich. 

'85. The Rev. Thomas C. Miller has accepted a call from the Presby- 
terian church of Woonsocket, South Dakota. 

'89. EcJgar C. Morris is assistant librarian at Hamilton College, Clin- 
ton, N. Y. 


'48. Professor Hiram A. Pratt has closed his boarding school at 
Shelburne Falls, Mass., and now confines his work to day pupils, most of 
which are young men whom he is preparing for college. 

'50. The Rev. Daniel W. Faunce, D. D., a charter member of the 
Amherst chapter, and formerly of Washington, D. C, is now pastor of 
a Baptist church in Newton, Mass. He is the father of the Rev. W. H. 
P. Faunce, Brown, '8o, pastor of the Fifth Avenue Baptist church, of 
New York. 


'53. The Rev. George Whitfield Clark, D. D., is located at Hights- 
town, N. J. He is District Secretary of the Baptist Publication Society 
of Philadelphia. 

'79- The Rev. Henry H. Gay is pastor of the Plympton, Mass., Con- 
gregational church. 

'80. The Rev. Herman P. Fisher is pastor of a Westboro, Mass., Con- 
gregational church. 

'8o. Joseph F. McGregory is Professor of Chemistry and Mineralogy, 
at Colgate University, Hamilton, New York. 

'82. Gurdon R. Fisher may be addressed at Lake avenue, Newton 
Highlands, Mass. 

'85. Clarence M. Austin has left Chicago and gone to Seattle, Wash- 
ington. Address care of Atkins Block. 

'89. William E. Clarke, Jr., is attending the Union College of Law, 
Northwestern University, and is a student with Pedrick & Dawson, 61 1 
First National Bank Building, Chicago, III. Residence address, 690 West 
Monroe street. 


'89. Louis Derr is a student at the Mass. Institute of Technology, 
Boston, Mass. Residence address, 369 Columbus avenue. 

'89. Walter H. Dodd is in the hardware business with C. H. Dodd & 
Co., Portland, Oregon. His residence address is 403 Second street, busi- 
ness address, Box 106. 


'48. Norman Dunshee is now Professor of Ancient Languages at 
Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa. He writes that " I became a mem- 
ber of Delta Upsilon Fraternity about the time of leaving college," and 
regrets that where he has " lived since that time no chapter of the Fra- 
ternity has existed.'' Through some error the name of Brother Dunshee 
appears among the list of honorary members in the last Quinquennial. 

*J2. The Hon. Charles R. Grant is Probate Judge of Summit Co., 
Ohio. Judge Grant. resides at Akron, Ohio. 

'80. Henry H. Hosford is the agent of the Sprague Electric Railway 
Motor Co., of New York. His address is 34 Blackstone Block, Cleve- 
land, Ohio. Residence address, 1188 East Madison avenue. 

'80. Alfred Wolcott is practising law at Grand Rapids, Mich. His 
address is 406 Lyon street. 

'82. Benjamin E. F. Young is a base ball umpire. He may be 
addressed at 1735 Tulare street, Fresno, Cal. 

'84. The Rev. James F. Cross is a missionary of the American Mis- 
sionary Association, among the Dakota Indians. He is located at Rose- 
bud Agency, Meyer County, South Dakota. 

'84. Hugo Logan is a locomotive engineer on the N. Y. C. & St. L. R. 
R. He resides at Judd, Cook Co., 111. 


'89. Ormistdn W. Swayze, physician and surgeon, is carrying on a. 
successful practise at Lakeport, Cal. 

'89. John W. Van Doom was married to Miss Fannie L. Bedell of 
Cleveland, at Ravenna, Ohio, April 16. Brother Van Doom will practise 
dentistry with Dr. A. McFadyen at San Francisco, Cal. 


'67. The Rev. Henry W. Hale is a missionary of the American Bap- 
tist Missionary Union, in Shwegyin, Burmah, India. 

'81. Fred M. Preble is in Pittsburgh, Pa. Address, 14 Federal street. 

'83. David W. Knowlton, Esq., of Minneapolis, Minn., has been 
appointed chief clerk of the new Judge of Probate of Hennepin County, 

'86. Albert M. Richardson has entered the employ of the Maine Cen- 
tral Railroad as machinist, and taken up his residence in Waterville, Me. 

'90. Hugh R. Hatch addressed quite a gathering of young men at the 
Y. M. C. A. rooms (Gardiner) yesterday afternoon, upon the " Manhood 
of Christ." The lecture was both interesting and helpful. — Kennebec 
Journal, January 27. 

'90. William C. Wheldon is principal of the Franklin, Me., High 


'63. Rossiter Johnson is president of the New York Alumni Associa- 
tion of Rochester University. They will shortly give a reception and 
dinner to President Hill. Appleton's Annual Cyclopaedia for 1889, 
edited by Mr. Johnson, has recently been published. 

'71. Francis W. Ayer is a member of the well known firm of N. W. 
Ayer & Son, Newspaper Advertising Agents, with offices at 800, 802 and 
804 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, Pa. 

'84. George M. Simonson has left Waterbury, Conn., and is now on 
the staff of the New York Sun. 


'60. Charles G. Steele has been connected for several years with the 
Minneapolis Tribune. 

'60. Henry H. Vail is a member of the Van Antwerp & Bragg Pub- 
lishing Company, of Cincinnati, O. 

'60. The Rev. Edward P. Wild, D. D., of Manchester, Vt., has been 
compelled to cease preaching for awhile, and go South for his health. 

'61. The Rev. Sylvester B. Partridge, of Swatow, China, is at home on 
a two years' leave. 

'64. The Rev. George H. Bailey, of Franklin, N. Y., has recently been 
elected one of the trustees of the Delaware Literary Institute. 


'65. Henry H. Shaw is principal of the school at West Brattleboro, Vt. 

'66. The Rev. Willard D. Brown is pastor of the Congregational 
church at Interlaken, Fla. 

'66. The Rev. Leroy M. Pierce is pastor of the Congregational church 
at Blackstone, Mass. 

'72. The Rev. Kerr C. Anderson is pastor of the Congregational 
church in Bradford, England. 

*8o. Perley A. Griswold is principal of Smith Academy, St. Louis, Mo. 

'80. Willis A. Guernsey is foreman of the ground stock room of the 
Thompson-Houston Electric Company, Lynn, Mass. 

'82. Ira A. Hill, M. D., is practising medicine in Haydenville, Mass. 

'82. John D. Hutchinson is a civil engineer of the Chicago, Milwaukee, 
and St. Paul R. R. 

'84. The Rev. Elmer P. Miller was ordained to the priesthood of the 
Protestant Episcopal church on December 21, 1889, at All Saints' church, 
Hudson, N. Y., by the Rt. Rev. W. C, Doane, S. T. D. 

'89. Carlton S. Severance is now a reporter on the Denver Republican. 
Residence, 1535 Logan avenue, Denver, Col. 

'91. Clarence H. Willey, now at Dartmouth, has been elected manag- 
ing editor of the Dartmouth. 

'93. Roy B. Flagg has been forced to discontinue his college work for 
the present, owing to eye troubles. He hopes to rejoin his class in the fall. 


'59. The Rev. Henry M. Voorhees, who on account of ill health was 
forced to seek the milder climate of Southern California, has returned 
much invigorated, and assumed the pastorate of a former church — that of 
High Bridge, N. J. 

'69. The March number of Belford's Magazine contains a four-page 
critique on the Rev. Dr. William Elliot Griffis' " Lily Among Thorns.'' 
The Riverside Press has just published a new edition of Dr. Griffis' fas- 
cinating " Life of Commodore Perry." 

'72. Professor Martin N. Wyckoff, delivered an interesting lecture 
on "The Japanese people, Their Manners and Customs,'' in Kirkpatrick 
Chapel, on March 7, 1890. The lecture was in behalf of a medical mis- 
sion among the Omaha Indians. 

'74. The Rev. Ralph W. Brokaw, of Springfield, Mass., has had a 
series of revival services in his church. He is meeting with great and 
well-deserved success, 

'75. The Rev. John H. Salisbury, of Trenton, N. J., is very seriously 
ill. He has gone to the New York Hospital for surgical treatment. 

'79. The Rev. Theodore Schafer, of Millstone, N. J., has been com- 
pelled to lighten his work on account of serious throat trouble. 


'81. Edward B. Voorhees, chemist of the New Jersey Agricultural Ex- 
periment Station, is being most warmly commended by the press and peo- 
ple of the State for the good service he is rendering the farmers. He 
recently delivered an address on " The Chemistry of Farming," before 
the Monmouth County Board of Agriculture. Speaking of his address, 
the Democrat says : 

" The subject, at first glance, might deter many who know little of the 
science quoted in the title from reading the address, but Professor Voor- 
hees has divested it of the technical terms used in the laboratory, and 
treats it in the ordinary language that any practical farmer would use in 
talking to another about his every-day work. He has succeeded in pre- 
senting the matter in a manner that will be highly acceptable to every one 
engaged in agricultural pursuits. 

'81. Irving S. Upson, in addition to his duties as librarian, has been 
appointed Registrar of Rutgers College. 

'83. The Rev. George Z. Collier has accepted a call to the Reformed 
Church of the Thousand Islands, Alexandria Bay, N. Y. He entered 
upon his duties March 9. 

"84. The Rev. William P. Bruce has partially recovered frcm his ill- 
ness, and has gone South for rest and recuperation. 

'84. Charles E. Pattison returned from Buenos Ayres in April. 

'86. Peter Stillwell, Esq.. has removed from Newark, N. J., and may 
now be addressed at 424. Avenue D., Bayonne, N. J. 

'87. William P. Merrill graduates in June from the Union Theolog- 
ical Seminary. He has taken the third honor in his class. 

'88. Sherman G. Pitt has been licensed to preach by the Methodist 
Conference of New Brunswick, and was assigned to Spottswood and Old 
Bridge. He has been two years a student at the Drew Seminary. 

'89. Byron Cummings is instructor in Greek and mathematics in the 
Rutgers College Grammar School, New Brunswick, N. J. 


'70. Dr. Marcus M. Johnson, of Hartford, Conn., has been giving lec- 
tures to a large class of the students of Trinity College on " First Aid to 
the Injured.'' 

'79. The Rev. Gorham Easterbrook, of Southbridge, Mass., has 
received a call from the South Baptist church of Worcester, Mass. 

'79. Judson I. Wood, formerly of Methuen, Mass., is now principal of a 
school at Ilion, N. Y. 

'81. Charles E. Hughes, Esq., has changed his residence from New 
York to 117 St. John's Place, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

'82. William E. Jillson, who has been studying at Paris and Berlin for 
the past two years, returned home recently. 


'83. Alfred W. Anthony, professor elect of Biblical Exegesis in Bates 
College, Maine, will assume his duties in the fall. 

'84. George M. Wadsworth has removed from Quincy to Bedford, 
Mass. He is now Superintendent of Schools at the latter place. 

'84. George B. Wakeman is teacher of English in Douai's Institute} 
1509 Broadway, New York, N. Y. 

'86-'87. Wilbur P. Parshley was appointed to speak at the commence- 
ment exercises of Newton Theological Seminary. William W. Wakeman, 
'87, Charles L. White, '87, and Beniah L. Whitman, '87, also received 

'87. Wayland J. Chase is engaged in business at Grand River, Liv- 
ingston, Ky. 

'88. Charles E. Dennis, Jr., is teaching at Suffield, Conn. Address, 
P. O. Box ?8i ; resident address, 10 Willow street, Providence, R. I. 

'90. John W. Scott's address is 683 W. Adams street, Chicago, 111. 


'70. The Rev. William T. C. Hanna of Ballston, N. Y., has been 
engaged in a series of successful revival meetings. 

'72. The Rev. Hugh O. Rowlands, D.D., of Elgin, 111., has accepted 
a call to the La Salle Avenue Baptist Church of Chicago, III. 

'74. The recent tall of the Rev. John C. Allen to the pastorate of the 
Calvary Baptist Church, Brooklyn, gives great satisfaction. At the last 
meeting of the Board of Directors, called to select a new pastor, Mr. 
Allen received 72 out of 74 votes. The congregation has not only 
secured a new pastor but also a new church, which is situated at the cor- 
ner of Decatur street and Sumner avenue. N. Y. Press, March 26. 
His residence address is 247 Decatur street, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

'76. The Rev. A. Wayland Bourn of Gloversville, N. Y., is now push- 
ing the preliminary work for the erection of a new house of worship. 

'78. The Rev. Smith T. Ford, of Syracuse, delivered an address recently 
before the theological students of Hamilton upon the experiences of the 
first pastorate. 

'78. The Rev. Warren G. Partridge, of Norwich, N. Y., has accepted a 
call to Scranton, Penn. 

79. The Rev. Albert P. Brigham, of Utica, N. Y., has been one of a 
number of out-of-town lecturers before the Hamilton Theological Semi- 
nary. Mr. Brigham 's theme was the preparation of sermons. 

'81. Marcus C. Allen is the junior member and secretary of the firm 
of Allen Brothers Co., manufacturers of hanging paper, Sandy Hill, N. Y. 

'86. Frederick J. Turnbull, principal of the Bainbridge, N. Y., Union 
School, has been re-engaged for another year. 

'86. Edward E. Whitford is teaching in the Colby Academy, New 
London, N. H. 


'87. William H. Cossum and Oscar R. McKay have been appointed by 
the American Baptist Missionary Union to go abroad soon, one to 
Huchon, China, and the other to the Telegus of India. 

'89. Alfred W. Wishart is pastor of the Central Baptist Church at 
Greene, N. Y. 


'81. On Wednesday, May 7th, at 6.30 P. M., Henry Hollister Dawsonr 
Esq., was married to Miss Ida Wharton by the Rev. Daniel Hoffman. 
Marton, all of Newark, N. J. The Clinton Avenue Reformed Dutch 
Church was rendered unusually beautiful by the many flowers and palms 
with which it was adorned ; the broad platform, the pulpit and the organ- 
ist's bench being hidden by the decorations. When the music changed 
to the wedding march from Lohengrin, the bridal party, headed by six 
groomsmen and four bridesmaids, advanced to the altar and the cere- 
mony was performed. A reception followed at the home of the bride, 
ion Broad street, where, under a canopy of roses and lilies of the val- 
ley, the bride and groom received the congratulations of their friends for 
fully two hours. Soon after, plentifully besprinkled with rose leaves and 
pursued with good wishes, they departed for a tour of the South and 
West. The bride was dressed in white satin and point lace, with full 
train, and carried a bouquet of bride roses. 

'86. The engagement is announced of Charles H. Roberts, Esq., to- 
Miss Anna Ropes, daughter of the late Hon. Ripley Ropes of Brooklyn, 
N. Y. 

'88. Howard C. Anderson graduated from the University Law School 
May 29. He has charge of the law office of Congressman James W. 
Covert, 5 Dey street, New York, N. Y. 


'74. Professor John Henry Comstock, of Cornell University, contributed 
to the New York Ledger recently, the first of six illustrated articles on 
" Insect Pests." These articles scientifically demonstrate how an average 
annual loss of $30,000,000 has been occasioned in the South by the cotton- 
worm alone ; and that an average loss per year of nearly $2,400,000 has 
been brought about in the apple crop of Illinois by the ravages of the 
codlin-moth. — New York Sun. 

'82. Frank B. Cooper is teaching at Le Mars, la. 

'82. Daniel A. Pierce is now practising law in Syracuse, N. Y., as a 
member of the firm of Bagg, Nottingham & Pierce. 

'84. Delbert H. Decker is in the U. S. Patent Office, Washington, D. 
C, Room 91. He is president of the Washington Cornell Alumni Asso- 


'88. Edward B. Barnes, formerly of the Pioneer Press, is now with 
the Northwestern Miller \ at Minneapolis, Minn. 

'89. Leonard C. Crouch is teaching in St. Luke's School at Bustle- 
ton, Pa. 

'89. George C. Shepard was married to Miss Lulu B. Day at Lake- 
wood, O., on January, 2, 1890. Mr. and Mrs. Shepard now reside at 61 
Root street, Cleveland, Ohio. 


'69. Among the incorporators of the new " Marietta Leader Publishing 
Co.," with a capital stock of $10,000, we notice the name of Seymour 
J. Hathaw r ay. 

'75. The Rev. John Rusk was one of the examiners at the Lane 
Theological Seminary during the last week in April. 

'7&. The Memorial Presbyterian church of St. Augustine, Fla., was- 
recently dedicated. Its cost, together with that of the parsonage, is 
$250,000. The Rev. -Edwin K. Mitchell is the pastor. 

'80. Emmet Belknap is the successful Superintendent of Schools of 
Lockport, N. Y. There are fifty-two teachers in the system under his 
supervision. He is a member of the National Educational Association, 
and was in attendance on the meeting of the Department of Superintend- 
ence recently held in New York city. 

'80. Howard W. Stanley has purchased a lot near the corner of Second 
and Wooster streets, Marietta, Ohio, and is erecting a fine dwelling-house.. 

'84. Dr. Frank E. McKim has received the appointment as Chief 
Surgeon of the T. & O. C. Extension Company. 

'84. Minor Morris, M. D., is located for the coming year as resident 
physician to the Cincinnati Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio. 

'85. The address of Charles L. Mills, who is studying at the Chicago 
Theological Seminary, is 633 West Adams street. 

'89. Benjamin G. Dawes is resident engineer for Stearns & Co., at 
their works on the extreme west end of the T. & O. C. Extension Co. 


'79. The M. E. Conference, Newburgh District, appointed the Rev.. 
James W. A. Dodge pastor of the church at Marlboro, N. Y. 

'82. Prof. William C. Kitchin, Ph.D., is receiving enviable compli- 
ments on the opening chapters of his serial romance. " The Fall of the 
Christians," founded on incidents of Japanese history in the 17th cen- 
tury. — Northern Christian Advocate. 

'83. Charles F. Sitterly, Ph.D., sailed for England March 4th, and will 
enter Oxford University for one year. Mr. Sitterly obtained the degree of 
Ph.D. from Syracuse in English Literature, in 1886, and has received frora 
Drew Theological Seminary the first fellowship for foreign study. 


'84. The M. E. Conference, New York District, has reappointed the 
Rev. Ezra S. Tipple, Ph.D., to St. Luke's church. 

'87. Emmons H. Sanford was admitted to the bar at Utica, N. Y., 
February 13. 

'89. Levi S. Chapman is a law student in his father's office at Fay- 
etteville, N. Y. 

'89. Charles S. Robertson is a teacher of vocal music in Syracuse, N. 
Y. His business address is 231 Marshall street. Residence address, 
Gal way, N. Y 


'89. Charles L. Walsworth is an editor, and an instructor in the New 
York State Reformatory, at Elmira, N. Y. 

'92. Fred M. Lawrence is employed in a railroad office in Buffalo, 

N. Y. 


'78. David N. De Tar, M. D., is practising his profession at Boone, 

'78. Ossian C. Simonds is a landscape gardener, and vice-president 
of the Conservative Building and Loan Association of Chicago. Ad- 
dress, 1 1 5 Monroe street. 

'79. Charles S. Beadle is in the coal and real estate business at Pitts- 
burg, Kansas. 

'80. George N. Carman is president of the St. Paul Academy of Sci- 
ence. Address, corner 10th and Minnesota, St. Paul, Minn. 

'80. Frank P. Secor is a lawyer at Longmont, Colo. William M. 
Lippitt, Brown, '88, is studying law in his office. 

'8 1. Fred H. Goff is practising law in Cleveland, O. Address, 23 
Public Square. 

'82. The Rev. Franklin C. Bailey is pastor of the Presbyterian church 
at Preston, Minn. 

'83. The Rev. Frank L. Osborne is pastor of the Methodist church at 
Utica, Macomb Co., Mich. 

'83. Alden H. Potter is in the real estate business at Minneapolis, 
Minn. Address, 2221 Fremont avenue. 

'83. Samuel C. Tuthill is in business at Omaha, Neb. Address, 2415 
N. 28th street. 

'84. Elmer E. Beach's address is 5763 Dearborn street, Chicago, 111. 

'84. Aaron S. Hall is principal of the Calumet Township High School, 
Cook County, 111. 

'85. Joseph H. Drake, instructor of Latin in this University, has been 
promoted to the assistant professorship, and given a leave of absence for 
two years in Europe. 

'85. Alexander F. Lange, instructor in German in the University, has 


accepted the assistant professorship of English in the University of Cal- 

'86. Charles W. Dodge, who has been teaching in the Detroit, Mich.,. 
High School for some time, has been obliged to resign his position, owing- 
to severe illness. 

'86. Chauncey A. Wheeler is now in Chicago, 111., where he is con- 
nected with the Manual Training School. His address is 2439 Prairie 

'87. A. L. Benedict is visiting physician to the Fitch Provident Dis- 
pensary, and a contributor to the Philadelphia Medical and Surgical 
Reporter. Address, 86 W. Huron street, Buffalo, N. Y. 

'88. Benton Middlekauff, who has boen practicing law at Chatta- 
nooga, Tenn.. since graduation, has removed to Baltimore, Md. 

'89. Richard Khuen is employed on the St. Louis bridge. Address,. 
1020 Court street, St. Louis. Mo. 


'82. The Rev. Walter A. Evans is pastor of the Church of the Re- 
deemer, at Chicago, 111. His residence is 1850 Aldine street. 

'83. Alfred E. Hills has removed from North Park to Spicer, Col. 

'84. Wilbur F. Atchison is pastor of the Hyde Park Methodist church. 
His congregation has begun the erection of a new building, which will be 
one of the handsomest churches in Chicago. 

'84. Charles L. Rhodes is on the staff of the Chicago Daily News. 

'88. Oscar Middlekauff is studying law with the firm of Stiles & Lewis, 
2 Borden Block, Chicago, 111. He lives on Central avenue, Austin, 111. 

'89. Allison F. Clark is a minister of the gospel at East Dubuque, 111. 

'89. Arthur E. Elmore is with Coxe Bros. & Co., wholesale coal 
dealers, corner of Adams and La Salle streets, Chicago, 111. He resides 
in Evanston, 111. 

'89. Gustave Kunstman has left D. Appleton & Co., and has accepted 
a position with John York, the Halsted street dry goods man, Evans- 
ton, 111. 

'91. Shelby M. Singleton is with the Total Abstinence Life Insurance 
Co., of Chicago. Residence address, Evanston, 111. 


'84. Undergraduates at Harvard are endeavoring to raise the sum of 
$10,000, as a memorial of the late George W. Sawin, a graduate of 
Phillips Exeter in 1881, and at his death instructor of mathematics in 
Harvard. It is intended to pay the annual income to Mr. Sawin's 
mother, who was dependent upon her son, and at her death, to establish 
an instructorship or fellowship in mathematics. 


'85. Robert S. Bickford is book-keeper, paymaster, and confidential 
clerk for J. P. Cushing & Co., Electrical Manufacturers, 9 Knapp street, 
Boston, Mass. He resides at 13 Temple Place. 

'85. Henry T. Hildreth is teaching in the Roswell Parish private 
school, j 1 Newburg street, Boston, Mass. His residence is at 10 Rem- 
ington street, Cambridge, Mass. 

'86. Nehemiah S. Kenison, M. D., is practising his profession at Sun- 
cook, N. H. 

'87. John H. Gray is studying political economy at Halle, Germany. 
His permanent foreign address is care of Baring Brothers, London, 

'88. Joseph I. Bennett is studying law with Burbank & Bennett, 61 
Court street, Boston, Mass. He resides at Chestnut Hill avenue, Brigh- 
ton, Mass. 


The Quarterly aims to present an accurate list of the names and 
addresses of members of the Fraternity who are studying in Europe. 
Suitable information for this department is urgently requested. 

Berlin, Germany, Robert T. French, Jr., M. D., Amherst, '84 ; Alfred W. 
Anthony, Brown, '83 Wartenburg Str. 26 II ; Edmund N. Snyder, 
Harvard, '86; Camillo Von Klenze, Harvard, '86, Potsdamer Str. 14; 
Ambrose P. Winson, Wisconsin, '87, York Strasse, 73 IV. 

Constantinople, Turkey, William T. Ormiston, Hamilton, '85, Robert 
College ; Carl W. Scovel, Hamilton, '88, Robert College. 

Erlangen, Germany, William F. Osgood, Harvard, '86, 6 Halbmond Str. 

Freiburg, Germany, James H. Robinson, Harvard, '87. 

Gottengen, Germany, Edward Kremers, Wisconsin, '89, stud, chem. 

Halle, Germany, John Q. Adams, Northwestern, '89, John H. Gray, 
Harvard, '87, 22 Karlstrasse, II. 

Heidelberg, Germany, Fred Whiting, M. D., Amherst, '82, 85 Berg- 
heimer Str. 

Leipsic, Germany, Matton M. Curtis, Hamilton, '80; Henry Gibbons. 
Amherst, '73. 

Munich, Germany, Charles E. Linebarger, Northwestern, '88. 

Oxford, England, Charles F. Sitterly, Ph. D., Syracuse, '83, Oxford Univer- 

Paris, France, William L. Montague, Amherst, '55, Societie Generale, 4 
Place la Opera, ; Oliver G. Frederick, Michigan, '89, care of Drexel, 


Harjies & Co. 
"Vienna, Austria, Ward M. Beckwith, M. D., Hamilton, '80. 


Delta Upsilon Quarterly. 

FREDERICK MELVIN CROSSETT, Nsw York, '84, Editor-in-Chief. 
Robert James Eidlitz, Cornell, '85. 

Wilson Lincoln Fairbanks, Tufts, '87. 

Vol. VIII. AUGUST, 1890. No. 4. 


The university of Minnesota is Delta Upsilon's latest bride. 
Not only is she one of those healthy and robust Western 
maidens whose cheeks are glowing with the enthusiasm of 
youth, but also one whose growth is so phenomenally rapid 
as to suggest awkward short dresses and uncomfortable tight 
bodices. In the college annual of the class of '89, only a year 
ago, there appeared an article pretending to be descriptive of 
the university. This recited the departments of instruction, 
gave the number of the buildings, and said somewhere near 
the close that there were between four and five hundred 
students. But before the ambitious publication was fairly off 
the press a comprehensive law school was about ready to be 
inaugurated; one new handsome building was well-nigh com- 
pleted, as well as a second one started, and what was more 
remarkable still, the number of students had increased away out 
of harmony even with the somewhat flexible estimate of the 
Gopher's historian. But the boys were not to blame for that. 
They did the best they could, although their best endeavors 
were weak as compared with the onward march of the college. 


The University of Minnesota, like most Western institutions 
of learning, is both fortunately and unfortunately a part of 
the State educational system, having been endowed in the first 
place by the general government. Any institution regularly 
dependent upon a State legislature for its working pap is very 
much like the Mother Hubbard of our nursery rhymes, whose 
bare cupboard struck misery in the heart, or rather stomach, 
of her ravenous dog. The only hope in such cases is that 
wealthy private citizens will replenish the cupboard and 
revive the drooping spirits of Poor Towser. Thanks to the 
whole-souled generosity of an ex-governor of the State, the 
Hon. John S. Pillsbury, of Minneapolis, this is now being 
done in the case of the University of Minnesota. For some 
little time, therefore, there is no reason why her dresses need 
be immodestly short. 

The university is situated in the city o*f Minneapolis, on 
the eastern bank of the Mississippi river, nearly a mile below 
the historic, but now very practical Falls of St. Anthony, — the 
same that Father Louis Hennepin in 1645 blessed and named 
after his patron saint, Anthony of Padua. The campus covers 
a space of about forty-five acres and offers unusually fine 
opportunities for beautification. The number of students is 
now a few over one thousand. Including the lecturers in law 
and medicine the faculty numbers 117. There are twenty- 
seven regular professors, seventeen lecturers in the law de- 
partment, including the dean ; forty-eight in the college of 
medicine, including the departments of homeopathy and den- 
tistry ; eleven professors and instructors at the agricultural 
experiment station, and some four or five miscellaneous teach- 
ers, including a professor of military science. Tuition is free,, 
except in law and medicine, a fee of $5 a year for incidental 
expenses being the only charge. That may account in large 
measure for the marvellous increase in attendance, but. superior 
advantages in instruction, one may be sure, have constituted the 
fundamental sources of strength. Poor fly-paper, though it 
may be given away, will not catch flies. The university con- 
sists, at the present time, of a college of science, literature and 
arts, in which there are three courses of study, called classical,, 
scientific and literary ; a college of agriculture and a college 


of mechanic arts, with courses in civil, mechanical, electrical 
and mining engineering (provisions for these last two colleges 
having been expressly stipulated in the land grant of the 
general government, as at Cornell and elsewhere) ; a college 
of medicine and a college of law. The law department is ex- 
ceptionally strong and is described at length by Dean Pattee 
in the April number of the Green Bag. Post-graduate instruc- 
tion, for students of her own or other colleges, is also provided. 
The library contains about 25,000 volumes. The museums 
embrace very gratifying collections of geological, mineralog- 
ical, zoological and other specimens, the geological and 
natural history survey of the State being fortunately in 
charge of the university. The buildings number seven, the 
latest acquisitions being as handsome and appropriate speci- 
mens of architecture as can be found anywhere. There is a 
main or academic building of stone, 168 feet in length and 
90 feet in breadth, in which many of the recitations are held 
and the chapel service conducted. The college of mechanic 
arts building is of red brick with brown stone trimmings, 
comprising two stories and a basement, twenty rooms in all, 
including drawing-rooms and laboratories. But by far the 
most imposing and best equipped building is the science hall 
and museum, which has only lately been erected at a cost of 
$150,000. This is the noble gift of ex-Gov. John S. Pillsbury. 
Rich brown stone is the material, and the edifice extends 245 
feet in length, and is 70 feet in breadth. A law building, 80 
by 140 feet, of Roman brick, is also a late acquisition. Near- 
by is the handsome little brown stone chapel of the Students* 
Christian Association. A new $100,000 chemical and physical 
laboratory, 190 feet front, has been building during the year 
and will be ready for occupancy in the Fall. A military 
building, called the Coliseum, on account of its amphi-theat- 
rical form, is situated a little distance north of the main 
university building. It is used for military instruction, being 
the largest drill hall in the country. It is put to good advan- 
tage at the time of the commencement exercises, being 
capable of seating 3,500 people. Still anotiier building on 
the campus is the old agricultural college, containing several 
laboratories and class rooms. The new agricultural college 


and the experimental farm are about two miles east of the 
university in the direction of St. Paul. The latter consists of 
250 acres, on which is also a cosy farm-house and other 
buildings. The entire surroundings are almost ideal from an 
agricultural point of view. 

How different all this from the doubtful beginnings of 
the university ! It was in February of 185 1 that the territorial 
legislature passed a law providing for the establishment of the 
University of Minnesota. A few days later Congress appro- 
priated land for its support, but in view of the paucity of set- 
tlers, as well as their poverty this " horoscopic " provision 
seemed a hollow mockery. In 1851, however, a preparatory 
department was opened, and in 1856 the south wing of the 
present main building was erected. The panic of 1857 left the 
building unoccupied for several years, and the Civil War turned 
attention away from the institution. But in 1864, the legisla- 
ture appointed a committee with full power to sell the property 
and pay debts, and so wisely did the committee work that in 
1867 they were able to report all the indebtedness liquidated 
by the sale of lands. In October, 1867, the preparatory 
department w T as again opened with three teachers, and in the 
summer of 1869 a faculty of nine gentlemen entered upon the 
work of the college proper. 

The president of the university from 1869 to 1884 was Wil- 
liam W. Folwell, LL.D., who is now the professor of political 
science and the librarian of the university. The present 
" prexy " is Cyrus Northrop, LL.D., a graduate of Yale, and 
a very able administrator. He is surrounded by one of the 
strongest faculties that can be found in any college of similar 
size in this country. Instruction is offered to both young men 
and young women, and the students flock to the halls of learn- 
ing from all over Minnesota and neighboring States. The 
present roll of fraternities includes Beta Theta Pi, 1889 ; Chi 
Psi, 1874; Delta Kappa Epsilon, 1889 ; Delta Tau Delta, 1883 ; 
Phi Gamma Delta, 1890 ; Phi Kappa Psi, 1888, and Sigma Chi, 
1888. Psi Upsilon is to enter shortly and it may be before 
this issue appears has "swung" a local society, known as 
Theta Phi. The sororities are Kappa Kappa Gamma, 1880 ; 
Delta Gamma, 1882 ; and Kappa Alpha Theta, 1889. 


Among the graduates of the class of 1861, at Hamilton 
College, were seven Delta U.'s. They were all members of 
Phi Beta Kappa, and included the valedictorian and saluta- 
torian. One of them is Attorney-General W. H. H. Miller, 
and another, the Hon. David L. Kiehle, LL.D., is the valued 
secretary of the Board of Regents of the University of M inne- 
sota. Professor Kiehle was superintendent of Minnesota 
schools during i869-'75, member of the board of Directors 
of the State Normal School, i87o-'75, Principal of the St. 
Cloud State Normal School, i875-'8i, and since then has 
been State Superintendent of Public Instruction. 

There are two loyal Delta U. professors in the University of 
Minnesota. One is Christopher VV. Hall, M. A., Middlebury y 
'71, professor of geology, mineralogy and biology. He was 
born in Wardsboro, Vt., and graduated from Middlebury Col- 
lege in 187 1. In 1872 he came to Minnesota, and after teach- 
ing three years went to Germany, where he pursued the study 
of the natural sciences at the University of Leipzig. He 
entered upon his work at the University of Minnesota in 1878. 
Professor Hall has been assistant geologist on the geological 
and natural history survey of Minnesota, and during the last 
few years has been engaged on the work of the United States 
geological survey. His energy, conscientiousness and high 
ability in this particular field are as well established as his 
geniality and sincerity toward friends. 

Professor John G. Moore, is a graduate of Cornell, class of 
'73. He was born in Schney, Germany, coming to this coun- 
try in 1861, and at the outset bravely throwing himself into 
the breach of the war of the rebellion. He served in Com- 
pany K, 184th New York Volunteers, until the war closed. 
During 1866, '67 and '68 he was preparing for college in the 
Mexico Academy, Oswego Co., N. Y. After graduating from 
Cornell he spent two years as professor of German at the 
Trumansburg Academy, Tompkins, N. Y., whence he came 
to the University of Minnesota as professor of German. He 
has been a member of the Board of Education of Minnesota 
since 1886. Professor Moore is personally very popular, being 
whole-souled and honorable to the highest degree. His home 
is a delightful semi-rural retreat midway between St. Paul and 
Minneapolis, about a mile east of the University. 




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Edward Leamington Nichols, whom we add this week to 
the series of Electrical World portraits, is the son of the late 
Edward W. Nichols, of New York city, and was born thirty- 
six years ago. His father was a well-known landscape painter, 
and it was, therefore, owing mainly to his natural bent that 
the son turned to science. He was prepared for college at 
the Peekskill Military Academy, and entered Cornell Uni- 
versity in 187 1, at the age of seventeen. Here he studied 
under Prof. W. A. Anthony, now President of the American 
Institute of Electrical Engineers, and then at the opening of 
his long and successful career in the chair which his pupil, 
Nichols, was to be called upon to fill fifteen years later. 

After graduating from Cornell, in 1875, Mr. Nichols went 
to Germany to continue his studies in physics. He first spent 
a year at Leipzig under the Weidemanns, father and son, and 
then went to Berlin, at that time the Mecca of students of 
physics, owing to the presence there of both Kirchhoff and 
Helmholtz, two of the greatest of physicists. Two years were 
passed in the laboratory of Professor von Helmholtz, and 
then part of another year under Professor Listing, of Gottingen. 
Here Mr. Nichols received the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, 
and immediately afterward he was appointed fellow in physics 
at Johns Hopkins University, and returned to America to 
work in the laboratory of Professor Rowland. 

In 1880 Professor Nichols joined the Edison forces at 
Menlo Park, being engaged chiefly upon the problems con- 
nected with the testing of incandescent lamps until he received 
the appointment of professor of physics and chemistry in 
Central University, Richmond, Ky. From there he went to 
the University of Kansas, at Lawrence, where he developed 
plans for establishing a course of electrical engineering. 
Similar steps had been taken at Cornell, and when, in 1887, 
Prof. Anthony resigned his chair to enter the field of com- 
mercial electricity, Prof. Nichols was promptly sought by the 
authorities of his alma mater to fill the vacancy. 

Prof. Nichols is the author of about 40 papers and memoirs, 
chiefly upon experimental physics, which have appeared in 


the Annalen tier Physik und Chimie, the Philosophical Magazine \ 
The Electrical World, the American Journal of Science ', Nature > 
and the Transactions of the several scientific societies. 

There are not many men connected with the electrical 
progress witnessed during the past ten years in this country 
who have been fortunate enough to unite a thorough theoret- 
ical training with such valuable practical experience in com- 
mercial laboratories as Professor Nichols has had ; and a 
survey of the different electrical departments that have sprung^ 
up in the universities of America will show few that have had 
the good fortune to secure the services of two such good 
electrical instructors as Messrs. Anthony and Nichols. Cor- 
nell has found a worthy successor to a worthy pioneer. 

It is interesting to note that much of Mr. Nichols earlier 
work was on general physical subjects, optics being a matter 
to which he devoted considerable attention ; and his thorough, 
mastery of this branch of higher mathematics perhaps assisted 
in developing a bent of mind capable of turning with ease 
and certainty to the more practical fields of applied electricity.. 
— Electrical World, July 12, 1890. 


By the merest chance, in the twilight gloom, 

In the orchard path he met me ; 
In the tall, wet grass, with its faint perfume, 
And I tried to pass, but he made no room, 

Oh I tried, but he would not let me. 
So I stood and blushed till the grass grew red, 

With my face bent down above it, 
While he took my hand as he whispering said — 
(How the clover lifted each pink, sweet head, 
To listen to all that my lover said ; 

Oh, the clover in bloom, I love it ! ) 

In the high, wet grass went the path to hide,. 

And the low, wet leaves hung over ; 
But I could not pass upon either side, 
For I found myself, when I vainly tried, 

In the arms of my steadfast lover. 


And he held me there and he raised my head, 

While he closed the path before me, 
And he looked down into my eyes and said — 
(How the leaves bent down from the boughs o'er head, 
To listen to all that my lover said, 

Oh, the leaves hanging lowly o'er me !) 

Had he moved aside but a little way, 

I could surely then have passed him ; 
And he knew I never could wish to stay, 
And would not have heard what he had to say, 

Could I only aside have cast him. 
It was almost dark, and the moments sped, 

And the searching night wind found us, 
But he drew me nearer and softly said — 
(How the pure, sweet wind grew still, instead^ 
To listen to all that my lover said ; 

Oh, the whispering wind around us !) 

I am sure he knew when he held me fast, 

That I must be all unwilling ; 
For I tried to go, and I would have passed, 
As the night was come with its dew, at last, 

And the sky with its stars was" filling. 
But he clasped me close when I would have fled r 

And he made me hear his story, 
And his soul came out from his lips and said — 
(How the stars crept out where the white moon led r 
To listen to all that my lover said ; 

Oh, the moon and the stars in glory !) 

I know that the grass and the leaves will not tell,. 

And I'm sure that the wind, precious rover,, 
Will carry my secret so safely and well 

That no being shall ever discover 
One word of the many that rapidly fell 

From the soul-speaking lips of my lover ; 

And the moon and the stars that looked over- 
Shall never reveal what a fairy-like spell 
They wove round about us that night in the dell,. 

In the path through the dew laden clover, 
Nor echo the whispers that made my heart swell 

As they fell from the lips of my lover. 

Homer Greene, Union, '76. 



If, after reading my first article, you took proper thought, 
you must have added several cubits to its length. Following 
the line there indicated, you would quickly arrive at the con- 
clusion that you should not speak of "voicing sentiments " or 
"wiring messages," that you should not write "cut" when 
you mean engraving ; or "ad." when you mean advertisement, 
and that nothing must ever be "stated" if it can be said. 
This last rule is simple and invariable. You state the conditions 
of a problem, but you say that you cannot solve it ; you state 
the terms of a contract, but you say that the contract was 
broken. One principle in the choice of words might not be 
suggested by anything that we have said thus far ; this is, 
when a word has been overworked, let it alone. Perhaps the 
most striking current instance of a word that was good until 
it was overworked is furnished by " delicious." That 
word has been so much used and so misused in the past 
ten years that it has almost ceased to have any significance. 
We should lay it on the shelf for a few years, with " perfect " 
and " awful." These are errors of speech, rather than of 
writing. An instance of a word that is constantly used erro- 
neously, or at least unnecessarily, in print, but seldom orally, 
may be seen in " however." It would be weary work to count 
the sentences in which " however " is introduced, with a 
comma before it and. one after it. In nearly every instance 
the " however " should be struck out, and but or yet written at 
the beginning of the sentence or clause. Avoid all unneces- 
sary use of " there " as a word of euphony. I have seen 
stamped on a book cover, as a motto this, translated from 
Plato : " There can no evil befall a good man." It seems 
incredible that the clumsiness of this did not at once suggest 
to the translator that he ought to write instead, " No evil can 
befall a good man." 

When the writer has chosen the proper words to express 
his idea, obviously his next task is to determine their best 
arrangement in the sentence. Of several arrangements, the 


one that requires the least punctuation is almost always the 
best. This is especially important in writing a telegram, for 
the telegraph can never be trusted to transmit punctuation. 
Take this example: " The dog, with the basket in his mouth, 
ran away." If the two commas should be accidentally omitted, 
the sentence would be made to mean that, of several dogs, 
that one which had a basket in his mouth was the one that 
ran away. The better form for the sentence is, " The dog ran 
away with the basket in his mouth," which requires no punctu- 
ation but a period at the end. Some ingenious person years 
ago showed that in the third line of Gray's " Elegy " — 

" The ploughman homeward plods his weary way " — 

the words can be arranged in nineteen ways, and say the 
same thing every time. Grammatically, perhaps, they do say 
the same thing with each of those arrangements ; but rhetori- 
cally they do not. For instance, if we place the word "home- 
ward " at the beginning of the line — Homeward the ploughman 
plods his weary way — we say grammatically the same thing 
that Gray says, but rhetorically we make u homeward " em- 
phatic, as if we wished to call the reader's attention specially 
to the direction in which the ploughman is going — toward 
home, not toward the field. Under some circumstances it 
might be desirable to do this, as a method of indicating to the 
reader that the time is evening, not morning. But as Gray 
has already, in his opening line, told us that it is evening, 
the word " homeward " has no special importance, and he 
properly gives it the least conspicuous place in the line. In 
short, if all the possible arrangements of the line are studied, 
it will be found that Gray has chosen exactly the right one. 

A fine instance of the effective use of an apparently violent 
twist in a sentence is furnished by De Quincey. After reciting 
a singular anecdote, he writes : " Me the story caused to laugh 
exceedingly." Had he written, " The story caused me to 
laugh exceedingly," no comparison of any kind would have 
been suggested, no speculation beyond the effect on himself. 
But by placing "me" at the beginning of the sentence, and 
thus compelling the reader to emphasize it, he makes seven 
words say : " I do not know what effect this story would have 


had upon you, or upon people generally — perhaps you would 
have discovered nothing ridiculous in it — but it caused me to 
laugh exceedingly." 

A writer should observe the different effects produced by 
an adverb or adverbial clause when placed in different parts 
of a sentence, and should alwavs bear this in mind when 
revising his manuscript. Such sentences as this are common 
in careless cyclopaedia work : "In 1850 he emigrated to the 
United States, and remained there ten years." Of course he 
could not remain anywhere ten years in 1850 ; and the comma 
after " States" does not help the matter, though the slipshod 
writer thinks it does. The sentence should read : " He emi- 
grated to the United States in 1850, and remained there ten 
years." If the writer has some special reason for wishing to 
place the date at the beginning of the sentence, he may do so, 
but in that case he must repeat the subject of the verb, thus : 
" In 1850 he emigrated to the United States, and he remained 
there ten years." Generally, the true place for the adverb 
is after the verb that it qualifies, especially when the adverb 
is the emphatic word. The little sign displayed in shops of 
various kinds, " Orders promptly attended to," should read, 
" Orders attended to promptly." Everybody supposes the 
shopkeeper will attend to orders in some fashion, that is im- 
plied in the very existence of the shop ; what he wants to 
impress upon customers is, that he is prompt, and he should 
therefore put " promptly " at the end of his sign, not in the 

There is a similar conventional error in the title-pages of 
certain books — "Privately printed." In our day, all books 
are printed. The object of this legend is not to inform us 
that the book is printed, which we can see without being told, 
but that the work is done privately — not published. The 
legend therefore should be " Printed privately." A large 
portion of the energy expended by many people in demon- 
strating, by full-breathed emphasis, which are the important 
words of their sentences, might be saved if they would give 
the words their proper places. Speech would thus be made 
at once gentler and more forcible. 

One of the best general rules for the collocation of a sen- 


tence is, to keep together the words that belong together. 
This rule is none the less excellent because it is almost con- 
stantly violated by a writer so skillful as Macaulay. He seems 
to take infinite pains to separate the auxiliary from the 
principal verb as often as possible, when he ought to take 
infinite pains to keep them together. Open his works at 
random, and you can hardly fail to come upon examples. 
Here are two : " The castle had in 1686 been almost uninhab- 
itable." " His march left on the face of the country traces 
which the most careless eye could not during many years fail 
to discern." Our auxiliary verbs take the place of terminations 
in other languages, because ours is largely undeclinable ; and 
these auxiliaries have the same force and meaning as the 
terminations in declinable languages — no more and no less. 
Hence, in the first of the two sentences just quoted, " had " 
and " been " form together essentially and logically but one 
word, and therefore they should never be separated unneces- 
sarily. The sentence should read, "The castle had been 
almost uninhabitable in 1686." Or, if the author wishes to 
emphasize the uninhabitableness as much as possible, he 
should write, "In 1686 the castle had been almost uninhabit- 
able." In the second of the two quoted sentences, the words 
** could not fail," form together essentially one word, and they 
ought not to have been separated. The sentence should have 
been, " His march left on the face of the countrv traces which 
for many years the most careless eye could not fail to dis- 

When you revise a manuscript, look sharply to see if all 
the scaffolding has been taken down. By " scaffolding " 
I mean thoughts that must and should pass through your 
mind as you write, but that ought not to appear on the paper. 
For instance, if you are discussing a theme that is divided 
into several heads or questions, when you have finished with 
the first, the thought must pass through your mind, " It is 
now time for me to consider the second question." But do 
not write that sentence on the paper ; say it to yourself, but 
not to your reader. From the fact that you enter upon the 
discussion of the second question, he may be trusted to infer 
that you thought it time. Sometimes classic writers leave 



portions of scaffolding in their finest works. Thus Hallam, 
in his "Middle Ages" (chapter viii, part i) : "In such an 
historical deduction of the English government as I have 
attempted, an institution so peculiarly characteristic deserves 
every attention to its origin ; and I shall, therefore, produce 
the evidence which has been supposed to bear upon this most 
eminent part of our judicial system." This whole sentence is 
mere scaffolding. Hallam should have gone ahead at once 
with his evidence, leaving to the reader the easy task of infer- 
ring that he produced it because the subject was important. 
Generally, all such expressions as " it may here be mentioned," 
" it is proper to explain," etc., are scaffolding ; and wherever 
they are discovered in a manuscript or a proof, they should 
be relentlessly cut out. For a similar reason, when you begin 
a sentence with " Now " (the thought in your mind being, that 
this is the turning-point of the argument), though it may be 
desirable in an oral address, you will find that the word can 
almost always be omitted from the written discourse with no 
loss of clearness and with a gain in elegance. So also of the 
expression "no less than," the idea in your mind being that 
you are mentioning an unusual quantity — which the reader 
would probably find out for himself. 

Rossiter Johnson, Rochester, '63. 


" Bind the sweet influences of Pleiades," 

Restrain the virgin Spring from growing old, 
And keep this lusty verdure on the trees; 

Or put thy foot upon the Lake and hold 
One moonlight wave that sparkles as it flees ; 

Forbid the lover's ardor to grow cold ; 
Restore the poet's paling fire with gold. 

Thou canst not do a single thing of these. 

For earth and man are creatures of a mood, 

Each to the other's features is a glass. 
And, knowing well the season's finitude, 

And knowing that our fervors fail — alas ! — 
E'en as the vernal foliage of the wood 

Or as the regal splendor of the grass, 
We fear that o'er God's heart some change must pass, 

And dream that he doth sometimes tire of good. 

Richard E. Day, Syracuse, '77. 


Delta Upsilon has entered the University of Minnesota and 
fifteen sturdy, aggressive and able young men proudly bear 
her banner aloft. The auspicious event took place Friday 
evening, May 23, at the West Hotel, in Minneapolis, and was 
in every way a credit to the Fraternity. The welcome news 
that all the chapters had given their consent was announced 
one week before in a letter from Secretary E. J. Thomas of 
the Executive Council, and the committee appointed by the 
Council to attend to the arrangements went to work at once. 
These gentlemen were Carman N. Smith, Esq., Michigan, '83, 
of Minneapolis ; Alfred R. Moore of St. Paul, a student in the 
law school of the state university, and formerly Harvard '91, 
and Edward B. Barnes, Cornell, '88, of Minneapolis. Corres- 
pondence was entered into with the University of Wisconsin, 
a delegate from which chapter was necessary to perform the 
initiation. The result was a courtly ambassador in the per- 
son of Frederick H. Whitton, of the class of '89. Mr. Whitton 
upon arriving in Minneapolis on Thursday, May 22, met the 
proposed initiates personally through Mr. Moore, and at once 
entered into the spirit of the movement with undergraduate- 
like enthusiasm. Previously invitations had been mailed to 
all the alumni throughout the State as well as in Minneapolis 
and St. Paul, urging their attendance upon the ceremonies. 
Owing to the brief interval between the time the invitations 
were received and the date of initiation, many regrets were 
received. However, eighteen interested and loyal Delta U's 
responded and lent substantial aid and encouragement to the 
initiates. Those who came were : 

C. W. Ames, Cornell, '78 ; A. R. Moore, Harvard, '91 ; E. S. 
Chittenden, Rochester, '65 ; Prof. G. N. Carman, Michigan, '81, 
St. Paul ; Prof. L. H. Batchelder, Middlebury, '74, Hamline 
University ; A. C. Heath, Madison, '79, Buffalo, Minnesota ; 
Prof. Frank T. Wilson, Cornell, '8i, Stillwater, Minnesota ; C. 
J. Smith, Wisconsin, '89, West Superior, Wisconsin ; John T. 
Baxter, Williams, '86 ; C. H. Childs, Michigan, '82 ; W. B. Cham- 
berlain, Michigan, '84 ; Carman N. Smith, Michigan, '83 ; Prof. 


C. W. Hall, Middlebury, '71 ; Prof. J. G. Moore, Cornell, '73 ; D. 
W. Knowlton, Colby, '83 ; H. M. Parker, Middlebury, '80 ; E. B. 
Barnes, Cornell, '%%, of Minneapolis ; and Frederick Whitton, 
Wisconsin, '89, of Madison, Wisconsin. 

The initiation ceremonies were conducted in the club-room 
of the West hotel, and the banquet was served in the ladies' 
ordinary adjoining. Brother Frederick Whitton, of Wisconsin, 
presided and initiated the candidates ; Brother E. B. Barnes, 
acting as secretary. The candidates, who had previously been 
shown into the club-room to meet the alumni, first retired and 
then, when the alumni had taken seats in the rear of the room, 
the former were ushered in to meet the traditional "goat." 
The first part of the simple, yet impressive ceremonies of the 
Delta Upsilon initation was recited smoothly by Brother 
Whitton, and was followed by an address to the initiates by 
Brother W. B. Chamberlain, Michigan, '84. Mr. Chamberlain 
touched upon the importance of the occasion and described 
clearly and forcibly the kind of men the Fraternity needed for 
its standard bearers. He urged the initiates not to falter from 
the high standard that had been set, and pledged them the 
loyal encouragement of the Minnesota alumni. Following the 
address the pledge was then impressively administered by 
Brother Whitton, and the right hand of fellowship extended by 
the alumni. Handsome pins were placed upon the breasts of 
the men, and when everything that was necessary had been 
done the enthusiasm of the occasion found vent in the stirring 
song, " Vive La Delta U." The fifteen men made a fine 
appearance, impressing all with the fact that they were the 
material of which sound, loyal and able Delta U.'s, were to be 

Of the eight Seniors all but one are to return to the univer- 
sity next September to enter the colleges of law and medicine. 
The prospects for the successful growth and prosperity of the 
chapter are the brightest. 

The banquet, which was served at the close of the initiation, 
was a happy affair, but a little hurried by reason of the anx- 
iety of the St. Paul representatives to catch the last train to 
St. Paul. Plates were laid for thirtv-two and the menu was 
served in eight courses of the choicest game and delicacies of 


the season. Delta U. songs were sung with much spirit by an 
impromptu quartette, composed of Chamberlain, Childs and 
Knowlton of the alumni, and Chowen, '91, of the new chap- 
ter. Carman N. Smith, Michigan, '83, did the honors as toast- 
master and between courses read congratulatory telegrams to 
the baby chapter from the Executive Council, the Quarterly, 
the Alumni Information Bureau, and the Cornell, Union, Mid- 
dlebury, Hamilton, Madison, Michigan, Brown, Dc Pauw, Lehigh, 
Colby and Syracuse chapters. Letters of regret from alumni, 
who could not be present were also read. The toasts followed 
the menu, the subjects being set forth on delicate menu cards 
^containing also the names of the initiates. The cards were 
bound together by stitching of old gold and blue silk, and on 
the cover was an embossed stamp representing a nest of infant 
birds fathered by the parent, the idea being to draw a com- 
parison between the baby chapter nurtured by the Minnesota 
Delta Upsilon alumni association. The toasts with those who 
responded to them were as follows : 

" Delta Upsilon," Prof. C. W. Hall, Middlebury, '71 ; "The 
University," Prof. John G. Moore, Cornell, '73; "Our Alum- 
ni," Prof. Frank T. Wilson, Cornell, '81 ; " College Fraterni- 
ties," David W. Knowlton, Esq., Colby, '83 ; "Teachers in Delta 
U.," Prof. George N. Carman, Michigan, '8i ; "Our College 
Days," Arthur C. Heath, Madison, '79 ; " D. U. in the Law," John 
T. Baxter, Williams, '87 ; D. U. in the Ministry." Clarence H. 
Childs, Michigan, '82 ; " Our Initiates," Albert W. Shaw, 
Minnesota, '90. 

Professor Wilson was substituted for the Hon. D. L. 
Kiehle, LL.D., State superintendent of public instruction, 
.and a loyal D. U. of Hamilton, '61, who was out of the city. 
Mr. Heath spoke for Mr. Ames, who was obliged to catch the 
late train for St. Paul, and Mr. Childs represented the Rev. 
Samuel J. Rogers, Rutgers, '59, on the toast list, the latter hav- 
ing found it impossible to be present. Professor Moore was 
•obliged to withdraw from the banquet on account of sick- 
ness and his toast was not responded to. Following the regu- 
lar toasts impromptu ones were demanded of Brothers Smith, 
of Wisconsin, '89 ; Parker, Middlebury % '80 ; and Barnes, Cornell, 
"88. The festivities closed with appropriate advice to the 


initiates from the toastmaster, Carman N. Smith, together 
with three cheers for the new chapter, the Fraternity, and the 
hearty singing of " Vive La Delta U." 


Soon after the organization of the Minnesota Delta Upsilon 
association, a circular letter, reading as follows, was sent out by 
the corresponding secretary to the alumni throughout the State, 
the addresses of whom were furnished by the editor of the 

Minneapolis 1 Minn., April 29, 1890. 

Dear Sir and Brother:— At a meeting of alumni of the Delta 
Upsilon Fraternity, held at the West Hotel, in Minneapolis, on the even- 
ing of April 19th, a re-organization of an old alumni association was 
effected with the following officers : 

President, W. B. Chamberlain, Michigan, '84, of Minneapolis ; Vice- 
Presidents, Prof. C. W. Hall, Middlebury, '71, Minneapolis, and Prof. 
George N. Carman, Michigan, '8i, St. Paul; Corresponding Secretary, 
Edward B. Barnes, Cornell, '88, Minneapolis ; Recording Secretary, Car- 
man N. Smith, Michigan, '83, Minneapolis. 

There were present in addition to the above the following : 

The Rev. S. J. Rogers, Rutgers, '59, of Minneapolis; the Rev. T. G. 
Field, Brown, '70, Minneapolis ; Frank K. Pratt, Brown, '77, Minneapolis ; 
Hazen M. Parker, Middlebury, '80, Minneapolis ; James M. Thompson, 
Michigan, '83, Minneapolis ; David W. Knowlton, Colby, '83, Minneapo- 
lis ; Alden H. Potter, Michigan, '83, Minneapolis. 

The organization will be known as The Minnesota Delta Upsilon 
Association, and the purpose is to include all members of the Fraternity 
now residing in the State, There are no dues, no cumbrous rules or by- 
laws and the organization is of the simplest and most informal kind. 
We are united for the purpose of promoting the sound and helpful prin- 
ciples of the Fraternity, and one of our first active steps in this direction 
will be to aid in establishing at once a chapter of the Fraternity in the 
State University. Another movement will probably be an elaborate 
banquet some time during the session of the National Teachers' Associ- 
ation at St. Paul, from July 7th to July 15th, which convention it is 
hoped will attract to the banquet board, not only our Minnesota Alumni, 
but also many from other States. 

Please inform me, as soon as you conveniently can, whether you are 
in accord and sympathy with the plans thus outlined. Also kindly favor 
me with not only your own address, college and class, but also those of 
any other Delta U.'s in Minnesota with which you may be acquainted. 


In reply to this many letters were received and names of 
Delta U.'s came in that previously were not generally known 
as residents of Minnesota. The Quarterly is therefore 
enabled in this issue to give a list of the Minnesota alumni, 
which, if not entirely complete, is more complete than any 
compiled. Here is the list in alphabetical sequence : 

The Rev. William Ashmore, Jr., Brown, '70, of Minneapolis, formerly 
engaged in missionary work. A letter mailed to 2303 Emerson ave.> 
north, which is his address in the directory, failed to elicit any response. 
Later Mr. Ashmore wrote from Chicago. 

Daniel F. Aikin, Union , '51, of Farmington, Minn., did not respond. 

The Hon. Ormanzo Allen, Union, '54, of Austin, Minn. No reply. 

Solon Armstrong, Wesleyan, '56, is a grocer and ex-flour mill owner, 
of Minneapolis. 

Charles W. Ames, Cornell, '78, of St. Paul, is secretary of the well- 
known West Publishing Co. 

Edward B. Barnes, Cornell, '88, of Minneapolis, is associate editor of 
the Northwestern Miller. 

George H. Berry, Cornell, '74, is at Afton, Minn. 

Loren H. Batchelder, Middlebury, '74, is a popular professor in Ham- 
line University, midway between St. Paul and Minneapolis. 

The Rev. Franklin C. Bailey, Michigan, '82, is preaching at Preston, 

Prof. Henry S. Baker, Middlebury, '69, is principal of the Jefferson 
high school, St. Paul. 

Fred S. Bell, Michigan, '79, of Winona, Minn., is with the Laird & 
Norton Lumber Co. 

Harry W. Battin, Cornell, '81, is division superintendent of the Chicago 
& Northwestern R. R., at Winona, Minn. 

The Rev. E. J. Bronson, Madison, '75, of West Duluth, Minn. No 

The Rev. Arthur J. Benedict, Amherst, '72, of Duluth. No response. 

Charles N. Bell, Middlebury, '68, is an attorney in St. Paul. 

The Rev. Clarendon D. Belden, Brown, '68, of Austin, Minn. No 

John T. Baxter, Williams, '87, is an attorney in Minneapolis, 69 
Loan and Trust building. 

Clarence H. Childs, Michigan, '82, is an attorney in Minneapolis, 509 
Lumber exchange. 

William M. Campbell, Union, '87, of Troy. With the Straw & Ells- 
worth Manufacturing Co. of Wilwaukee, Wis., and St. Charles, Minn. 

Isaac S. Clifford, Colby, '62, of Manston, Minn. No answer. 


Edwin S. Chittenden. Rochester, '65,' is an attorney in the National 
Bank building, St. Paul. 

WinthropB. Chamberlain, Michigan, '84, is city editor of the Evening- 
Journal, Minneapolis. 

Carl D. Case, Madison, '91, lives at Hutchinson, Minn. 

Frank L. Chestnut, Marietta, '79, was formerly a boot and shoe mer- 
chant in Minneapolis. His present address is unknown. 

Fred E. Corner, Marietta, '87, lives at 131 5 Willow street, Minneapo- 

Prof. George N. Carman, Michigan, '81, is principal of the St. Paul 
High school, St. Paul. 

Prof. Robert E. Denfield, Amherst, '76, is superintendent of the schools 
at Duluth, Minn. 

The Rev. Eben Douglass, Amherst, '51, of Minneapolis. No- 

The Rev. Oscar H. Elmer, Hamilton, '65, of Moorehead. No reply. 

William J. Eyles, Madison, '90, lives at 643 Portland avenue, St. Paul- 
James W. Ford, Madison, '73, is principal of the Pillsbury Academy^ 
Owatonna, Minn. 

The Rev. John S. Festerson, Madison, '85, is at Red Wing, Minn. 

Dr. Willard W. Freeman, Colby, '64, of Anoka, Minn. No response^ 

Dr. George H. Felton, Brown, '69, of St. Paul. No reply, 

The Rev. Thomas G. Field, Brown, '70, of 1629 Bryant avenue, norths 
Minneapolis, is a well-known Baptist minister and missionary. 

Dr. J. G. Grant, Madison, '86, is a physician in Minneapolis. He did 
not reply. 

Dr. P. S. Haskell, Colby, '55, lives at 415 Iglehart street, St. Paul. 

The Rev. Joseph B. Hingely, Amherst, '77, of 151 3 Hillside avenue,, 
is prominent in the official councils of the Methodist church. 

Arthur C. Heath, Madison, '79. is a lawyer at Buffalo, Minn. 

Charles F. Hopkins, Amherst, *8o, is a lawyer at 1901 West Superior 
street. Duluth, Minn. 

Theron H. Hawkes, Jr., Marietta, '82. is associated with Clague &. 
Prindle, real estate agents, Duluth, Minn. 

Seth K. Howes, Amherst, '82, is at 248 East 3rd St., St* Paul. 

Prof. C. W. Hall, Middlebury, '71, is professor of geology in the Uni- 
versity of Minnesota, at Minneapolis. 

The Rev. Plato T. Jones, Hamilton, '85, is at Red Wing, Minn. 

Prof. David L. Kiehle, LL.D., Hamilton, '61, is state superintendent 
of public instruction, with office at St. Paul, and home in Minneapolis^. 
2801 Portland avenue. 

David W. Knowlton, Colby, '83, is clerk of the Hennepin County pro- 
bate court, Minneapolis. 


William P. Landon, Union, '86, of 137 Isabel St., St. Paul. No reply- 
Charles C. Low, Colby, '56, Lake City. No reply. 

Albert R. Moore, Harvard, '91, lives at 243 Summit ave., St. Paul- 
He is a student of law in the office of the Hon. Gordon E. Cole. 

The Rev. George H. Miles, Amherst, '58, is at St. Charles, Minn. 

Prof. John G. Moore, Cornell, '73, is professor of German in the Uni- 
versity of Minnesota, at Minneapolis. 

Prof. George M. Marshall, Cornell, '87, is professor of English liter- 
ature in the Shattuck school, at Faribault, Minn. 

The Rev. David W. Morgan, Marietta, '82, is at Detroit City, Minn. 

The Rev. Donald D. MacLaurin, Madison, '8r, is pastor of the 
Immanuel Baptist church, Minneapolis. 

John G. Newkirk, Cornell, '73, is practising law at East Superior 
Wis. He was formerly in the insurance business at Minneapplis. 

The Rev. Edwin C. Morton, Amherst, '79, is at Northfield, Minn. 

The Rev. Frank L. Osborne, Michigan, '83, of Preston, Minn. No* 

The Hon. Alfred J. Olds, Williams, '50, of St. Charles, Minn. No- 

Prof. Arthur H. Pearson, Amherst, '77, is teaching in Carleton col- 
lege, at Northfield, Minn. 

William D. Plant, Michigan, '91, lives at 720 First avenue, South,. 

Samuel L. Prentiss, Michigan, '85, is cashier of the Second National 
Bank, of Winona, Minn. 

The Rev. Henry H. Parry, Madison, '82, is at Hastings, Minn. 

Bradley Phillips, Union, '46, is in Minneapolis. 

Alden H. Potter, Michigan, '83, is in the real estate business at 236 
Hennepin avenue, Minneapolis. 

Hazen M. Parker, Middlebury, '80, is a lawyer in Minneapolis, his 
home address being 181 5 Portland avenue. 

Frank K. Pratt, Brown, '77, can be addressed at 804 Lumber 
Exchange. Minneapolis. 

Douglass Putnam, Jr., Marietta, '81, lives at 217 Summit ave., St. PauL 

Edward J. Pearson, Cornell, '83, is at Brainerd, Minn. 

The Rev. James Rodger, Hamilton, '65, of Farmington, Minn. No- 

Charles E. Rounds, Amherst, '83, is with the Northern Pacific Eleva- 
tor Co., 51 Corn Exchange, Minneapolis. 

James A. Ross, Colby, '56, of Princeton, Minn. No reply. 
The Rev. Samuel J. Rogers, Rutgers, '59, is pastor of the Bethany 
Congregational church, Minneapolis. 


John H. Randall, Madison, '92, lives in St. Paul. 

Fred H. Remington, Cornell, '71, is a lawyer, 911 N. Y. Life Ins. Co. s 
building, St. Paul. 

George H. Snow, Michigan, '90, lives at Winona. 

John H. Scott, Rochester, '71, is with the American Pump and Iron 
Worlcs, 215 Second ave., South, Minneapolis. 

Carman N. Smith, Michigan, '83, is an attorney in Minneapolis. 
Address, the Boston block. 

William H. Slack, Marietta, '81, is cashier of the First National Bank 
of West Superior, Wis. 

The Rev. John C. Strong, Williams, '43, of Chain Lake Centre, Minn. 
No reply. 

Lyman T. Soule, Adelbert, '57, of Crookston, Minn. No reply. 

The Rev. Joseph H. Shepardson, Colby, '59, of Becker, Minn. No 

George W. Smith. Colby, '83, St. Paul. No reply. 

Charles G. Steele, Middlebury, '60, of Minneapolis. No reply. 

The Rev. Frank L. Sullivan, Brown, 'jj, is at Fergus Falls, Minn. 

Nelson Sutton, Madison, '69, is a druggist in Minneapolis, residing at 
227 Second street Northeast. 

The Rev. Volney A. Sage, Rochester, '63, is pastor of the Hebrew 
Baptist Church, St. Paul. Home address, 299 E. Winnifred street. 

The Rev. Robert J. Thompson, Hamilton, '8i, is at Winona, Minn. 

James W. Thompson, Michigan, '83, is the junior member of the 
Delta U. real estate firm of Potter & Thompson, 236 Hennepin ave., Minn. 

Prof. Frank T. Wilson, Cornell, '81, is superintendent of the public 
schools of Stillwater, Minn. 

Myron G. Willard, Hamilton, '68, is interested in the Standard Fibre 
Ware Co., at Mankato, Minn. 

Lucius H. Whipple, Marietta, '81, is of the real estate firm of Myers 
& Whipple, Duluth, Minn. 

Jabez R. Ward, Hamilton, '52, St. Paul. No reply. 

The Rev. Samuel D. Westfall, Hamilton, '60, is at Redwood Falls, 

The Rev. A. D. Williams, Rochester, '55, is at Brooklyn Centre, Minn. 

Ulysses G. Weatherly, Madison, '90, lives at Owatonna, Minn. 

Charles M. Youmans, Cornell, '79, is of Youmans Brothers & Hodgins, 
Winona, Minn. 

The gathering of information about the alumni was not 
devoid of humorous incidents, A number did not know there 
was such a fraternity, having been members of Ouden Adelon 
and failing afterwards to be led into the paths of Delta Upsi- 


Ion. It is likely that most of those who have not responded 
are laboring with the same knotty problem or have changed 
their address. Occasionally a man was found who belonged 
to another fraternity. Judge Thomas S. Buckham, of Fari- 
bault, Minn., is one of the latter class, and his letter of reply 
is interesting. He writes : 

" I have no doubt the Delta Upsilons are all good fellows and that 
their alumni association would be a good thing to belong to — if one 
could do so honestly. And I am sure an 4 elaborate banquet ' is a thing 
never to be lightly declined. But I shall have to wait till the A *'s have a 
spread before I can break my fast. But I wish well to your association 
and banquet. Yours sincerely, 

Thomas S. Buckham, 

" U. V. M. '55." 


Chess at " The Larches," when in summer's heat 
The cooling shadows glint along the grass ; 

Till combinations clear the players greet, 
And cares of business pass. 

Aside be weighty tomes of science laid ; 

Some dainty bits of Greek and Sanskrit bring, 
Reclined within the balmy oilnut shade, 

We'll read, and laugh, and sing. 

And so, unheeded, pass the hours along, 

That else were irksome in their pace to bear ; 

Genial companions, wit and wine and song, 
Cheer all the drowsy air. 

And see ! upon our shelves, in long array, 

The pages fair of " Scacchis' learned band ;" , 

The ideal past and skillful present play 
Stand willing to our hand. 

Come, then, and share our reason-tempered mirth ; 
The grand old mountains add a wooing breeze ; 
So shall content and health find gladsome birth, 
And we play chess at ease. 

Miron J. Hazeltine, Amherst, '51. 
Campton Village, N. H. 


The June issue of Phi Delta Theta's Scroll is a veritable 
war number. No pictures of double-shotted guns and 
slaughtered victims confront the reader, but instead there 
is a clear, uncompromising statement (official, because edi- 
torial) of the recent capture of the Minnesota chapter of Phi 
Delta Theta by Delta Kappa Epsilon. So far from deprecat- 
ing the publication of this damaging information, we are 
inclined to favor it heartily. If there is one sin in the frater- 
nity decalogue that is close to the unpardonable, it is that of 
"lifting" a rival fraternity's chapter — fraternity seduction, if 
a strong phrase may be pardoned. So when this sin is 
committed, let us have no mawkish sentimentality that would 
cover it up and give the perpetrator the half-pardoning grace 
of silence. 

The case made out by Phi Delta Theta seems a strong one,, 
and the safest guarantee of its truthfulness comes from the 
publication of letters of one of the men who deserted their 
fraternity colors. Here is an extract from one letter : 

The Delta Kappa Epsilon scheme is working. Webb. [W. W. Har- 
mon] saw Juddie [Prof. Judson] this morning, and the little duck is work- 
ing hard. Prexy [Pres. Northrop] is all O. K., but can't be very pro- 
nounced. He likes the men and will not oppose it. Juddie [Prof. Jud- 
son] and Mac [Prof. McLean] are simply red-hot. In all probability next 
November will find no Phi Delta Theta in the U. of M. 

As this letter was dated June 18, and the Phi Delta Theta 
men did not resign till October, it is evident that the intend- 
ing deserters had received local encouragement. This is the 
Scroll's final word, which is not unjust : 

The defection of our late chapter was wholly due to advances made 
by, and solicitations and assurances from members of Delta Kappa Epsi- 
lon, and it needs no definition from us to say whether or not these were 
honorable. Delta Kappa Epsilon officials may not have been cognizant 
of the steps pursued by Minneapolis and St. Paul Delta Kappa Epsilon men 
to present to them a petition from such a source ; but it having come, re- 
spect for her own honor demanded that they should become so acquaint- 
ed, and in accepting the petition and granting the charter, that fraternity 
endorsed those who secured the application and the method they used in 
so doing.* Likewise she outraged general fraternity morality in charter- 


ing men who were yet members of another fraternity. We have no de- 
sire to criticize beyond the limits of this transaction, and do not do so, 
but in all fairness and truth we assert that the establishment of Delta 
Kappa Epsilon at the University of Minnesota records a page of dishonor 
without a parallel in the history of fraternities. 

Unique in its regular appearance (when compared with the 
issues of preceding volumes) the Delta Kappa Epsilon Quarter- 
ly this year has also been of excellent quality, the July num- 
ber being no exception. A photo-engraving of the fraternity 
chapter house at Rochester and the accompanying description 
and dash of history make an effective opening piece. 

Ten pages are given to reports of alumni association ban- 
quets, and they are well spent. The exchange editor gets in 
an effective and needful dig at the Beta Theta Pi brethren for 
claiming everything as original with "Betas." The same 
shadowy personage suggests a thing, not entirely new, but 
yet peculiarly timely in view of the prevailing good feeling 
among fraternities. It is that a convention of fraternity edi- 
tors be held. If the motion needs seconding, Delta Upsilon 
will gladly do it, and doubtless the Palm will give its most 
fervent " aye " in favor of the proposition. This is a form of 
Pan-Hellenicism that might have a practical result. 

We like to see our exchanges giving space to thoughtful 

and suggestive articles by the alumni as does the Phi Gamma 
Delta Quarterly in the first pages of its June issue. From 
personal experience we know what a heartening, invigorating 
influence the enthusiasm of the older men in the fraternity has 
upon the younger generation. Fraternities are getting over 
their boyhood days, and although some of our rivals are appar- 
ently not yet out of the boisterous " first pants " period, yet 
there has been an unmistakable step forward toward manly 
ideals and our contemporary bears many sure signs of it. The 
Phi Gamma alumnus is only seven years out of college, but t 
in his ideas he represents a much wider experience. Here is 
something regarding the Quarterly itself : 

As an alumnus I wish to congratulate the Fraternity on its having 
such an excellent organ, and to express my gratification to the editors at 
the work they are doing. But they should have the aid and sympathy 


and co-operation, not only of every active member of the Fraternity, but 
also of every graduate member. No one is so poor but that he can aid 
the good work in some way. All may not feel able to help financially ; 
but there is no one who cannot help make the Quarterly more interesting 
by sending to it personals and items of interest concerning members of 
the Fraternity. This is what the alumni want. And they especially 
desire news from their old chapters. If chapter correspondents would 
write fully concerning the doings of the boys at college and those who 
have gone away, there would be little difficulty in interesting the alumni 
With the alumni interested, the means for extending the order, for making 
the Quarterly better, for building chapter houses, and for other purposes 
connected with the good of our order, would not in most cases be lacking. 
I write as one who knows a little how this is. Often have I hungered 
for news from my chapter. I believe others have done the same. May 
I suggest to chapter correspondents that they hustle for news and give the 
boys — who are boys no more save in feeling — the benefit of their work. 

These are strong words and good. Supplementing it, but 
in a different vein, is Mr. Mattern's dissection of "The Un- 
fraternity Men in the Chapter." Still another suggestive 
article is Mr. Siling's unique lesson in fraternity economy. 
Here are some of the more interesting points made : 

The greatest gifts that Phi Gamma Delta can bestow have value only 
as they are assimilated by the individual man or chapter. The wealth of 
fraternity, like the wealth of political economy, is the result of labor. It 
exists and is enhanced by constant renewal and application. . . . The 
field of fraternity work is a large one and one that will never be diminished 
so long as the system endures ; fraternity work is as necessary in a chapter's 
greatest prosperity as in its incipiency and days of depression. > . . . As 
the product of one age when added to by the work of the next vastly 
increases the ratio of progress, so increased activity in the Fraternity in 
any part must give larger inspiration to all the chapters and to the indi- 
vidual Deltas. 

Fraternity work pays. It is usually true that the man who is an im- 
portant factor in his chapter, is an important factor in the world. Growth 
•continues. But fraternity work pays in the Fraternity. From our 
workers, our leaders are taken. Our Fraternity executives and legisla- 
tors, the editors and compilers of our publications, those in the order to 
whom are entrusted power, are those who by energy and activity have 
qualified themselves for the positions. Are you fitting yourselves to be- 
come worthy successors ? 


The rest of this " filling " number is composed of state con- 
vention reports, initiation announcements, editorials and 
" sich," and we are bound to say that the mixing is well done. 
This extract from an editorial has much meaning : 

The fraternity has now reached a size which should be augmented 
only after the most careful consideration. Any increase beyond our pres- 
ent size will expose the fraternity to those disintegrating forces which 
inhere to a large and unwieldy organization. Extension should rather be 
expended in internal improvements and strengthening present positions 
rather than expanding into new territory. The rope of sand will not do 
for an ideal. Let us choose rather the solid rock as a model and build 
firm and sure. 

Delta U. must grow considerably before it reaches the 
aldermanic proportions of Phi Gamma Delta, but even we 
need a warning against the neglect of internal improvement. 

The Chi Phi Quarterly for April does not offer much meat 

to the professional chewer of exchanges. The first article, 
which deals with "Affiliation," contains the choicest morsels, 
as it discusses one phase of the ever-present problem of keep- 
ing the alumni interested. Two suggestions to the end of 
bettering matters are made, but the first is only preparatory 
to the second. These are, stated in substance : to give every 
man leaving his chapter a certificate of good standing, and 
tnen to permit the affiliation of such members with the chap- 
ters nearest their homes. As the writer well says : 
\* How often, an alumnus leaving his chapter would be glad to actively 
continue* his fraternity life, could he at once enter the chapter nearest to 
his new home, being received as a member instead of merely dropping in 
as an occasional visitor — unbound by any tie but the general one of the 
fraternity. After years of separation from the old chapter the bret hren 
become callous, not only to its active interests, but to those of the frater- 
nity at large. 

We fancy that in the practical working of this idea the under- 
graduate control, which we at least hold to be desirable, would 
be largely overbalanced and nullified. Still we should like to 
see an experiment tried in this line. Certainly at present the 
golden mean between alumni indifference, and alumni interest 
that does not run to baleful interference, is not among the 
things attainable. 


The Sigma Chi Quarterly runs more to general literary arti- 
cles rather than to general fraternity articles. When there is 
a choice between the two, we feel that the literary production, 
pure and simple, should be laid on the shelf. But we presume 
that like most of our contemporaries, Sigma Chi finds a poor 
supply of fraternity articles of the acceptable type. In the 
current number, that of May, the literary articles reach a more 
than respectable level and for once we shall not miss fraternity 
talks. " The College Man in Journalism. " is the title of the 
symposium in this number, and the brief essays by men who 
" have been there " are to the point and interesting withal. The 
general trouble with symposiums is that they are apt to degen- 
erate into experience meetings, and after every one has told 
his tale, there still remain great gaps that even the novice can 
see. Save in the way of instilling some general notions the 
average symposium lacks most of the elements of usefulness. 
A keen article on " Foreign Influence upon American Univer- 
sity Life," is another literary article that leaves an excellent 
impression. In the way of fraternity reminiscence, a thing 
above all things interesting to the older men, there is talk by a 
'59 man on the White Cross at Jefferson. Fifty-nine does not 
seem so very long ago to a Delta U., who dates his ancestry 
back to *34, but Sigma Chi is one of the youngest sisters in the 

The July issue of the Rainbow of Delta Tau Delta is one of 
the best of the year. " The Massachusetts Institute of Tech- 
nology," " Pittsburg Alumni Association," "The Old Alpha," 
and " College Annals " are some of the subjects treated. The 
twenty-seven pages of chapter letters contain some choice bits. 
The University of Minnesota correspondent writes : 

" And still they come ! Beta Theta Pi, Phi Gamma Delta, Delta Up- 
silon and Pi Beta Phi represent the acquisitions to our fraternities the 
past year, while Delta Kappa Epsilon represents the accusations. It 
comes from good authority that Alpha Tau Omega will soon be abroad 
in this part of the land*" 

"The Greek World " editor savs : 

" Delta Upsilon forgets that she is hardly organized on the same basis 
as the other college fraternities." 

Quite right, friend Rainbow. We do not claim to be. 


Delta Gamma has entered Kansas University. 

The Chi Phi general catalogue is to be issued very soon. 

The Kappa Alphas, of Tennessee, have formed a State 

Alpha Tau Omega established a chapter at Marietta College 
the latter part of June. 

Delta Kappa Epsilon has thirty-four active chapters and 
seventeen alumni associations. 

The fifty-first convention of Beta Theta Pi will be held at 
Wooglin-on-Chautauqua, August 25-30. 

Woodrow Wilson, recently chosen professor of Jurispru- 
dence at Princeton, is a member of Phi Kappa Psi. 

Beta Theta Pi supports a necrology committee which 
reports to convention concerning deceased members. 

The Alpha, of West Virginia, of Phi Kappa Psi blossomed 
at the State University, May 23, with eleven members. 

Wisconsin Greeks have been stirred up by the expulsion by 
the Delta Tau Delta chapter of one of the charter members. 

Delta Tau Delta and Phi Delta Theta are said to have their 
eyes on the University of Denver, which has over 400 students 
this year. 

Beta Theta Pi is said to have its eye on Zeta Phi, a local 
society at the University of Missouri, with a view to absorbing 
it as a chapter. 

According to a recent article from Johns Hopkins, in the 
New York Tribune^ the fraternities represented there are get- 
ting on a surer foundation. 

Kappa Alpha (Southern) has three chapters existing sub 
rosa. Nevertheless correspondents from these chapters do not 
hesitate to name their members incidentally. 

A local society has been formed at Maine state college and 
will try to get into a good fraternity. Some of the extension- 
mad organizations should give the members a bid. 



The non-fraternity men at the University of Michigan are 
to start a new weekly paper next fall, and it is hinted that the 
two existing papers, managed by fraternity men, will unite. 

Complaint is frequent from fraternity correspondents at 
the University of Virginia that the field is overcrowded. 
Something like fifteen fraternities are represented there by 
organized chapters. 

The new fraternity of Phi Theta Psi has placed its fifth 
chapter in Randolph Macon College. The fraternity is still 
in its long dresses, having been born at the University of 
Virginia three years ago. 

Kappa Sigma placed its Nu chapter in William and Mary 
college March i, and its Chi Omega chapter in the University 
of South Carolina, April 24. An editorial states that efforts 
are making to establish two more, one north and one south. 

The University of Mississippi is a great stronghold of 
Northern fraternities in the South. Besides the chapter of 
Sigma Alpha Epsilon, which is the only Southerner represented, 
there are chapters of Delta Kappa Epsilon, Delta Psi, Phi 
Delta Theta, Phi Kappa Psi, Sigma Chi, Delta Tau Delta, and 
Beta Theta Pi. 

The " Grand Alpha " of Pi Beta Phi, at its session in Gales- 
burg, 111., in early April, adopted the carnation as the frater- 
nity flower. Pallas Athenae as the Sorosis goddess, decided to 
pay the editor-in-chief and business manager of the Arrow 
salaries, adopted a new constitution and effected a province 

At the annual meeting of the N. Y. Psi Upsilon club, held 
May 20, an amendment to the constitution was adopted, which 
divides the membership into three classes —life, resident and 
non-resident. Ten men were made life members, and these 
officers elected : President, R. L. Belknap, Columbia ; treas- 
urer, W. M. Kingsley, University of New York, '83 ; secre- 
tary, James Abbot, University of New York, '83 ; recorder, 
W. H. Wetmore, Columbia. 

Now that we are in possession of startling news, to the 
effect that the Kappa Alphas are proposing to enter three 
Missouri schools (sic) we are taking measures to ascertain the 


advisability of anticipating and preventing them if possible, 
by establishing Sig chapters in the same colleges. — University 
of Missouri, Correspondent Sigma Nu Delta. This is a poor 
reason for establishing new chapters. Let not Sigma Nu men 
be startled out of their common sense. 

An item is going the rounds of the fraternity press relative 
to the membership of President Garfield in Delta Upsilon 
and of his sons in Alpha Delta Phi. The explanation is trite 
but plain. The Delta Upsilon chapter at Williams was killed 
by the war and was not revived till the fall of '83, two years 
after the elder Garfields had entered college and joined the 
Alpha Delts. Their tutor, Mr. Brown, who married Miss 
Mollie Garfield, was an Alpha Delta Phi. 

Beta Theta Pi established a chapter at the University of 
Cincinnati on May 30th. The initiates were organized three 
years ago as a local society, named Chi Xi Sigma or Hour 
Glass. At the end of a year it entered Beta Theta Pi as a dis- 
pensation and has just now become a full-fledged chapter. 
The present chapter is the successor of the old Cincinnati 
chapter established in 1840, at the old Cincinnati College. 
This chapter was organized one year after the foundation of 
the fraternity at Miami in 1839, an( * died when the Cincinnati 
institution closed its doors. 

There are 380 students in the University of Michigan fra- 
ternities. The memberships are : Alpha Delta Phi, 27 ; Alpha 
Tau Omega, 11 ; Beta Theta Pi, 22 ; Chi Psi, 9 ; Delta Kappa 
Epsilon, 24 ; Delta Tau Delta, 15 ; Delta Upsilon, 31 ; Phi 
Delta Theta, 21 ; Phi Gamma Delta, 16 ; Phi Kappa Psi, 20 ; 
Psi Upsilon, 37 ; Sigma Alpha Epsilon, 14 ; Sigma Chi, 15 ; 
Sigma Phi, 17 ; Theta Delta Chi, 7 ; Zeta Psi, 12 ; Phi Delta 
Phi, 19; Delta Sigma Delta, 18; Phi Chi, 16; Mu Sigma 
Alpha, 11 ; Nu Sigma Nu, 21 ; Gamma Phi Beta, 13 ; Sorosis,. 
23 ; Delta Gamma, 12 ; Pi Beta Phi, 7. 

Matters in fraternity circles have been rather warm at 
Union this year. We seemed to have set a precedent by 
expelling two members at the beginning of the year. Since 
then Psi Upsilon, Delta Upsilon, and Sigma Phi have each 
expelled a man. The Chi Psis have been working hard to* 


re-establish their chapter here, but so far they have met with 
little success. They claim, however, that they will start a 
chapter at Union soon with a $10,000 chapter-house. If they 
succeed there will then be nine fraternities represented here. 
The Sigma Phis have been striving to build up their chapter, 
but they have been very unfortunate in their selection of men. 
Psi Upsilon, by her avariciousness and desire for a monopoly 
of offices, has been " set upon " so heavily by the other 
fraternities that she has been compelled to combine with Delta 
Upsilon, a combination which I think is unique in the history 
of Psi Upsilon. — Correspondent Beta Theta Pi. 

Every chapter has doubtless heard all about the contest, 
but they have not heard all about the University of Nebraska. 
The situation there is a peculiar one. The feeling there among 
the barbs is very intense against the fraternities. There are 
six frats there : three ladies', Kappa Alpha Theta, Kappa 
Kappa Gamma, Delta Gamma, and three boys', Phi Delta 
Theta, Sigma Chi and Beta Theta Pi. The chapters are all 
very small, none of them having more than eleven or twelve 
members. Being so few in numbers, compared with the anti- 
frats (who outnumber them ten to one,) it is very difficult for 
them to make any showing in college politics. The college 
paper, The Hesperian, is controlled altogether by barbs nor do 
the fraternities support it at all. One reason why the fraterni- 
ties do not have larger chapters is because some very desirable 
men who are leaders in university matters know very well that 
the moment they join a fraternity their prestige is gone. 
Another is that the chapters prefer to remain small as a matter 
of policy. — Minnesota letter, Phi Kappa Psi Shield. 

An amusing incident occurred at Northwestern recently. 
A gentlemen from our theological department, a mortal foe 
of the secret society, gave a lecture on the "Merits and De- 
merits of the College Fraternity," or rather on the demerits 
of the college fraternity. It so happened that only Greeks 
received invitations, and the audience was not entirely at one 
with the speaker. But he proceeded, notwithstanding, to lay 
on the lash. His special enmity was directed against Beta 


Theta Pi, Sigma Chi, Delta Upsilon, and Kappa Alpha Theta, 
in whom he could see no redeeming features whatever. Most 
of what he said was so ridiculously wide of the mark that his 
few "hits " made no impression. After the lecture the speak- 
er replied ' to all written questions that were sent up, from 
which it appeared that he had never been in college except a 
short time at Berea, a school somewhere in Kentucky, which 
has a rule that " all students bringing fire-arms must deposit 
them with the faculty." When asked what fraternities were 
represented there he could think of none but Delta Upsilon. 
The " frat goat " was introduced in the midst of the perform- 
ance and amused himself by eating up the questions which 
the chairman handed to him one by one as they were read. — 
Beta Theta Pi. 

The United Societies of Phi Beta Kappa have published a 
pamphlet containing a list of the officers for the coming three 
years, an account of the recent triennial meeting at Saratoga, 
N. Y., and an interesting article on various customs, usages, 
and forms as revealed by answers from the various chapters to 
•questions asked by the Senate. The question, how many men 
does your chapter take from each graduating class, finds the 
number ranging from twenty-five at Harvard (about one-tenth 
•of the class) to one-third of the whole class, which, as the old 
rule still holds good at Bowdoin, Dartmouth, University of 
Vermont, Middlebury, Trinity, Wesleyan, Union, University 
•of the City of New York, Columbia, Hamilton, Hobart, Madi- 
son, Kenyon, Rochester, Dickinson, Rutgers and Brown. 
Most of the chapters take men from the classical and scientific 
courses simply, but at the University of Vermont candidates 
for the C. E. degree are also eligible. The part played by the 
faculty in the election of new members varies widely in the 
different colleges, but in general they have simply the power 
of recommendation. The question as to form' of initiation and 
its comparative secrecy, developes the fact that only in Middle- 
bury, Rutgers, Union, and the College of the City of New 
York, are pledges of secrecy required, while more than half ask 
no secrecy at all, and the rest require that the exercises shall 
be private. 


The most gratifying feature presented by this year's statis- 
tical table, which appears on page 297, is the greatly increased 
representation which Delta Upsilon has secured in the last 
year, in the faculties of the colleges in which she has chapters.. 
During the year 1888-89 there were fifty-two Delta U. pro- 
fessors and tutors, while in 1889-90 the number has risen to 
sixty-eight, showing a net gain of over twenty-five per cent. 
This speaks well for the future life of our chapters. A strong" 
faculty membership means a strong chapter and, in turn, in- 
crease of power and prosperity for the whole Fraternity. 

We trust the group pictures of Amherst, Michigan, North- 
western and Minnesota, which are given in this issue, will prove 
a pleasing innovation. The members of one chapter often 
wonder what the members of another chapter look like, and 
desire to know the physical characteristics of certain men who- 
have become well known to them through proficiency in dif- 
ferent spheres of college life. The alumnus, too, has a longing 
to see the kind of boys who are carrying on the work he left 
behind him, and there are other friends who are interested in 
our undergraduattes. 

The year 1890 will see more chapter-houses come into the 

possession of the Fraternity than any previous year in our 
history. The Rochester chapter is building a handsome home ;. 
the Cornell chapter is to erect a fine structure, of which aa 
engraving appears in this number. Plans are being drawn 
for the Rutgers house. The Wisconsin house is nearly com- 
pleted, and along comes Minnesota, the Baby chapter, with the 
announcement that they will commence housekeeping this 
fall, in a cosy sixteen-room house. This is the first one of 
our chapters that has ever started with a house. The Minne- 
sota men are bound to succeed. They have the vim and push 
necessary to build up a powerful chapter and win glory and 
honor for Delta U. 


The Rutgers chapter has just experienced an unprecedented 
piece of good fortune. For some time past they have been 
•conducting negotiations for the purchase of a plot of ground 
upon which to build a chapter-house. The papers were 
drawn up and the first payment of the $5,000 involved was 
about to be made, when word came that the owner had decided 
to make them a present of the ground ! 

Such generous action should meet with hearty response 
among Rutgers men and cause the erection of a structure be 
fitting its liberal commencement. This is the largest gift 
ever made to one of our chapters, and it probably has but one 
equal in all other fraternities. 

The University Magazine is publishing in monthly install- 
ments the revised edition of Mr. Baird's "American College 
Fraternities/' The third chapter, given in the August issue, 
■concludes the bibliography and commences with the history 
of Alpha Delta Phi. Mr. Baird endeavors to create the im- 
pression that Beta Theta Pi is entitled to the honor of being 
the pioneer in fraternity journalism, but he fails to produce 
anything antedating Delta Upsilon's Our Record of 1867, and 
hence that stands as the " First Fraternity Magazine." 


This year's college annuals are greater in bulk and finer in 
quality than any of their predecessors. Each possesses a 
characteristic feature and offers interesting points to the 
reviewer. The De Pauw publication presents a novel and 
enjoyable innovation in the engravings of the pins of the fra- 
ternities having chapters in that university. The pins are 
enlarged to occupy a page, and the places of the customary 
jewels are filled with small portraits of the members of the 
chapters. Some of the annuals contain the name of Columbia 
in the Chi Psi list of chapters, though that chapter has been 
dead for years, and the long deceased Zeta Psi Quarterly is made 
to answer for that Fraternity's official publication in the 
Lafayette Melange. The Onondagan, of Syracuse University, 
did not materialize this year. The editor-in-chief was a Psi 
Upsilon and the business manager a Delta Kappa Epsilon. 


Chautauqua, the Northfield conferences and the Delta T_L 
camps at Lake George and Rainbow, O., have brought a good 
many of our members together this summer. 

Delta U. had three men in the class of '83, at Rutgers^ 
The marriage notices in this number show that they were all 1 
married a short time ago and that the dates are not two weeks 

Brother Warren R. Schenck, Rutgers, '90, broke the Rutgers- 
College record by taking seven prizes at commencements 
They were ail large prizes, too, and comprised six firsts and 
one second. 

Psi Upsilon, Alpha Delta Phi and Northern Kappa Alpha are the 
only prominent fraternities that do not publish periodicals.— Southern. 
Kappa Alpha Journal. 

The placing of Kappa Alpha in this list entitles Delta Phi r 
Delta Psi and Sigma Phi to representation. 

" Hamilton University, of Rome, N. Y., has changed its 
name to Colgate University." — The Teck. This is a fair 
sample of the knowledge of American institutions possessed 
by the average college editor. 

We are indebted to the kindness of Edward B. Barnes,, 
Cornell, '88, for the excellent articles covering the founding of 
the Minnesota chapter which appear in this issue. The engrav- 
ing of Superintendent Kiehie came through the courtesy of 
the Gopher board, and those of the university buildings were 
furnished by the university authorities. 

Professor Norman Dunshee, Adelbert, '48, who died in Des 
Moines, la., on June 23rd, enjoyed the distinction of being a 
broad and thorough scholar and an indefatigable student of 
the Bible, mathematics, history, philology and philosophy. 
For thirty-five years he had been actively engaged in teaching,, 
and many of his pupils achieved unusual distinction, among 
them the late President James A. Garfield, Williams, '56. 

Concerning the poem "What My Lover Said," which we 
print in this issue, a writer in the Buffalo Express says : 

" This poem was first published in some of the New York papers in 
November, 1875, over the initials ' H. G.' and ascribed by many to Horace 


Greeley. Barton Hill recited it to a small company of friends in New 
York in October, 1880, and stated that the author was unknown; but the 
Ntw York Evening Post of January 16, 1881, proved that it was written 
by Homer Greene while a student at Union College. I know that he 
enjoys quite a reputation in the vicinity of his home in Honesdale, Pa., as 
the author of this poem, and also some fiction, including * Burnhanu 
Breaker,' a story of the coal mines in that vicinity." 

Now that we are in the midst of catalogue making some 
facts concerning the financial part of the last Psi Upsiion 
catalogue will have especial interest. As the Psi U. catalogue of 
1879 exceeded in scope anything published before that time, sa 
cloes the issue of 1888 surpass all predecessors. The editor 
elaborated his work to such an extent that the book cost over 
$7,000, and the raising of the funds to pay the bill precipitated 
a crisis in the fraternity. Five thousand dollars of the amount 
had to be paid in October, 1888, and to raise this sum the 
Executive Council levied a tax of $11.56 upon each under- 
graduate Psi U. This drew down the storm, and some of the 
chapters made an attempt to organize in opposition to the 
assessment, but were unsuccessful, and had to pay their quota.. 
The cost of the catalogue exceeded the receipts from sales by 
$2,086.84. Two thousand copies were printed. 

For several years we have been predicting that a change 
would take place in the Yale Academic societies, and that the 
class organizations would have to give way to the four-year 
fraternity system. Indications are not wanting that Yale menu 
are dissatisfied with their societies and that the day of the fra- 
ternities is not far distant. The Yale Horoscope^ issued last. 
May, summarizes the Senior situation thus : 

" Perhaps the most serious evil of the societies is that they tend to> 
limit friendships to the fifteen chosen ones at the expense of those not so> 
fortunate. We don't think that they intend it, but most men not in Senior 
societies, feel thereby estranged from old friends who have been more 
fortunate. The thought that fourteen of your classmates are preferred 
before you by your old friend, isn't conducive to cordial intimacy. We 
can't help thinking that much as the best men of the class undoubtedly 
gain from Senior societies, they lose fully as much by their lessened influ- 
ence on their classmates." 

This is pretty strong from a publication which has always 
championed the Senior societies, but it is as nothing compared 


to the attitude toward the Junior organizations which these 
lines express : 

" We have often made inquiries, endeavoring to ascertain any excuse 
for the existence of Junior societies in Yale, but have never succeeded in 
obtaining any satisfactory reply. Professor Hadley tells us that when you 
have a large investment of capital the business must be kept running even 
if it doesn't pay expenses. We take this to be the case with Psi U. and 
D. K. E. If there were no Junior society halls we don't think it would be 
possible to get the sensible men of the college to establish them on their 
present footing. In fact they are a failure and we should like to see them 
abolished or changed into social clubs merely, with commodious quarters 
always open to the members, in the place of the dismal barns now in use. 
What an inspiring sight is presented every Tuesday night by a crowd of 
Juniors waiting on and hanging around a few Senior society men with a 
devotion which is an honor to the manliness of the college, while the 
Seniors not in Senior societies are neglected and treated almost with rude- 
ness ! We hear that the Yale chapter of D. K. E. is in danger of expul- 
sion from the fraternity, but it is not true. A Yale chapter is too good a 
thing to throw away lightly, even if Yale men do hold the other chapters 
in contempt. D. K. E. seems rather worse than Psi U., and it is only by- 
some very ' shady ' moves that the former could secure any good men in 

Passing from this to the scientific department, where the 
fraternities have chapters, the Horoscope continues : 

" The Sheff. society system is sui generis among the institutions of 
Yale. The older society halls of Sheff. imitate the style of architecture 
introduced by Bones, which we may call the dungeon style. But soon 
the custom of maintaining club-houses grew up and each society, besides 
its dismal depository of mysteries, had a commodius and pleasant place 
of meeting, whither the members resorted when in search of social pleas- 
ure. The Academic Department has not in the past felt the.need of such 
clubs, their place being supplied by dormitory life, and the Fence as a 
fosterer of class spirit. But the increasing size of the classes, and the 
increase in the number of wealthy men, seem to point to some such evo- 
lution in the college as has taken place in Sheff. We confess that the 
old class spirit seems to us nobler and better, but if it is doomed to be 
extinguished, a substitute must be found, and we may look upon the club- 
house system as the only ^alternative which has as yet offered itself. To 
be sure, the weight of the Senior society influence is all against such a 
system, but even the gods upon Olympus cannot forever resist the irre- 
vocable decrees of fate, and those organizations which have so long lorded 
it over the college, may have to bow to the inevitable at last. " 


The Hon. A. T. Goshorn, Marietta, honorary, the director- 
general of the Centennial Exhibition, in 1876, has declined the 
position of director-general of the Chicago World's Fair. 

Professor Addison Ballard, D.D., Williams, '42, of Lafayette 
College, and Professor T. C. Porter have been appointed a 
committee to discharge the functions of the President until a 
successor to President Knox is selected. 

Justice Stephen J. Field (Williams, '37) is known to be the 
poorest man on the Bench. But he has the nicest house of 
any of his brethren in Washington, and gives the coziest, most 
toothsome, most enjoyable dinners in the capital. — New York 

The Rev. A. R. Crane, Colby, '56, of East Winthrop, Me. ; 
the Hon. W. J. Cortheil, Colby, '57, of Gorham, Me. ; the Hon. 
Edmund F. Webb, Colby, '6o, of Waterville, Me., and the Rev. 
Newell T. Dutton, Brown, '70, of Houlton, Me., are Delta U.'s 
representatives in the Board of Trustees of Colby University. 

At the Auburn- Hamilton reunion, held in Saratoga, N. Y., 
May 22, Delta U.'s present were the Rev. A. L. Benton, '56 ; 
the Rev. Dr. A. Erdman, '58 ; the Rev. T. F. Jessup, '64 ; the 
Rev. Dr. M. D. Kneeland, '69 ; the Rev. D. E. Finks, '70 ; the 
Rev. J. J. Cowles, '75 ; the Rev. R. McLean, '78, and Prof. E. 
N. Jones, '83. 

The prospectus of the Homiletic Review for the current year 
contains the names of these well known Delta U.'s, who are to 
contribute articles : Professor R. B. Welch, D.D., LL.D., Union, 
'46 ; Arthur T. Pierson, D.D., Hamilton^ '57 ; the Rev. B. Fay 
Mills, Hamilton, '79 ; Prof. T. Harwood Pattison, Rochester, 
honorary, and William Elliot Griffis, D.D., Rutgers, '69. 

Edward H. Brush, Columbia, '87, care of the Buffalo Express, 
wishes the names of Delta U.'s resident in or near Buffalo, N. 
Y. ; John B. Webb, Marietta, '82, 154 West 5th street, Cincin- 
nati, O., wishes the names of all those near Cincinnati, and 
Edward B. Barnes, Cornell, '88, care of the Northwestern Miller, 


Minneapolis, Minn., desires those in Minnesota and in other 
States near Minneapolis. 

The Rev. Samuel E. Herrick, D.D., Amherst, '59, of Boston, 
Mass. ; the Rev. William Elliot Griffis, D.D., Rutgers, '69, of 
Boston, Mass. ; President E. Benjamin Andrews, D.D., LL.D., 
Brown, '70, President of Brown University ; the Rev. Orrin P. 
Gifford, D.D., Broivn, '74, of Boston, Mass., and the Rev. 
Henry G. Weston, D.D., Colgate, honorary, President of Crozier 
Theological Seminary, have occupied pulpits in Brooklyn, N. 
Y., during the summer. 

The committee on the Cornell chapter house has selected 
plans prepared by Allyn A. Packard, Cornell, '86, of Chicago, 
111. The house is to be three story, high stoop, and to cost 
about $18,000, exclusive of the land. The basement is to be 
built of stone, the first story of pressed brick and the second 
and third probably of wood. The chapter room is to be in 
the northwest corner, the library in the southwest, with a 
spacious and beautiful hallway between them. The first and 
second floors will accommodate fourteen students and the 
third six. 

Governor ^Lyman E. Knapp, Middlebury, '62, is the father 
of George E. Knapp, Middlebury, '87 ; Warren W. Winchester, 
honorary member, elected in 1865, M. L. Severance, '59, and L. 
E. Knapp, '62, are brothers-in-law. M. L. Severance, '59, is the 
father of C. M. Severance, '83, and W. N. Severance, '85, 
Severance, '83, and Severance, '85, Henry N. Winchester, '87, 
and George E. Knapp, '87, are nephews of W. W. Winchester. 
Severance, '59, is the uncle of Knapp, '87. Governor Knapp,. 
'62, is the uncle of Severance, '8^, and Severance, '85. 

On Tuesday evening, July 8th, 1890, the Greek letter men 
of Duluth, Minn., and Superior, Wis., held a banquet and 
organized a Pan-Hellenic club. Meetings are to be held twice 
a year. Nearly all of the old Greek letter fraternities were 
represented. The Delta U. members of the club are Charles 
H. Flanigan, Union, '89 ; Andrew H. Scott, Hamilton, '87 ; 
Robert E. Denfield, Amherst, 'j6 ; Charles F. Hopkins, Am- 
herst, '8o ; Wilson G. Crosby, Brown, '83 ; F. H. Remington, 
Cornell, '71 ; Philip H. Perkins, Cornell, '75 ; William H. Slack 


and Lucius H. Whipple, Marietta, '81 ; Theron H. Hawkes, Jr., 
Marietta, '82, and William W. Strickland, Wisconsin, '89. 

The recently published catalogue of the Williams chapter 
of Phi Beta Kappa, enumerating all the members up to half 
of the " ten " from '88, discloses some facts highly gratifying 
to Delta U. Of 496 members graduated since 1836, when the 
first of our members went forth, 73, or more than a seventh, 
were members of our Fraternity. These fall into 33 classes, 
an average of two to each class, and only four delegations 
have failed to get a member into the society. But this is not 
the best exhibition. If from the 496 men be taken those ad- 
mitted between 1863 and 1884, when our chapter was dead, 
the number is 299. The Delta U. chapter has therefore fur- 
nished nearly a quarter of all the Phi Beta Kappa men 
admitted while it was living. The totals of the other chapters 
are : Kappa Alpha, 54 ; Alpha Delta Phi, 48 ; Sigma Phi, 39 ; 
Delta Kappa Epsilon, 28 ; Chi Psi, 27. Kappa Alpha's total 
represents 55 years, and Alpha Delta Phi's 38, which makes 
their showing even less favorable. The comparative record 
of Phi Beta Kappa men in Delta U. and Alpha Delta Phi 
during the 18 years that the chapters have lived. in- rivalry, is 
38 for the former and 28 for the latter. The Delta U. chapter 
has had five since its revival in '83, and the Alpha Delts only 
one. These figures do not include, of course, the second five 
from '88, the '89 and '90 men. 

Delta Upsilon at Cornell. — President David Starr 
Jordan, LL.D., '72, of Indiana University, is one of the 
Board of Trustees. Among the* "University Preachers'* 
for 1889-90, were the Rev. Myron Adams, D.D., Hamilton, 
'63 ; the Rev. Thomas Armitage, D.D., Colgate, honorary, 
and the Rev. E. B. Andrews, D.D., LL.D., Brown, '70, 
President of Brown University. In the list of the Faculty 
appear the names of the following Delta U.'s : Professors 
Francis M. Burdick, J. Henry Comstock, Irving P. Church, 
William R. Dudley, Simon H. Gage, Edward L. Nichols and 
Burt G. Wilder. The non-resident lecturers for the year were 
the Hon. Orlow W. Chapman, Union, '54, late Solicitor-General 
of the United States, and the Rev. George ConstantLie, Am- 


herst, '59. Two of the scholars of Elliott R. Payson, Hamilton, 
'69, Principal of the Binghamton, N. Y.,high school, have won 
scholarships in the competitive entrance examinations ; a 
scholar of Fred. M. Loomis, Madison, '85, Principal of the 
Community Academy, has also won a competitive scholarship. 
Walter C. Bronson, Brown, '84, holds the Goldwin Smith fel- 
lowship. The following alumni are officers of Cornell Associ- 
ations : The Hon. Thomas Worthington, Jr., '73, President of 
the Northwestern Association; Frederick H. Remington, '71, 
President, and Charles W. Ames, '78, one of the directors of the 
Minnesota Association ; William R. Dudley, '74, Vice-president 
of the Ithaca Association, Otto M. Eidlitz, '8i, treasurer, and 
the Hon. Charles D. Baker, '74, and Otto M. Eidlitz, '81, mem- 
bers of the Executive Committee of the New York Cornell 
Club ; Charles B. Wheelock, '76, of the Executive Council of 
the New England Association, Charles H. Hull, '86, one of 
the Vice-presidents of the General Alumni Association. Del- 
bert H. Decker, '84, is president of the Washington, D. C, 
Alumni Association. He presided at the last banquet of the 
association and responses to toasts were made by Leland O. 
Howard, '77, and Professor Grove K. Gilbert, Rochester, '62. 

The Bulletin of the American Geological Society, Vol. 1, 
1889, contains u The Strength of the Earth's Crust," by Grove 
K. Gilbert, Rochester, '62. The March Andover Review contained 
reviews of eleven German theological books by the Rev. Mat- 
toon M. Curtis, Hamilton, '8o. The Medical Record of May 
24th contained " Poisoning with Acetanilid," by Albert W. 
Ferris, M.D., New York, '78. The June Harvard Monthly had a 
poem, " Salmacis," by Hugh McCulloch, Jr., Harvard, '91. The 
Medical Record of June 14 contained a letter on " The Degree of 
Hospital Graduate," by Albert W. Ferris, M.D., New York, '78. 
President David Starr Jordan, LL.D., Cornell, '72, contributed 
" Evolution and the Distribution of Animals " to the July 
Popular Science Monthly. The New York Ledger of July 12 
contains " An Oriental Swift and his Gulliver," by Prof. Wil- 
liam C. Kitchin, Ph. D., Syracuse, '82. The July Homiletic has 
" Some Sexton's I have known," by William Elliot Griffis, D.D., 
Jlutgers, 69. The July Medical and Surgical Record, of Oma- 


ha, Neb., contains " The Diagnostic Value of Ocular Examin- 
ations to the General Practitioner," by Dr. Edmund T. Allen, 
Madison, '79. The July Harvard Monthly contains " Ballade 
to Moliere," by Hugh McCulloch, Jr., Harvard, '91. " How a 
Stick of Wood Became a Quire of Paper," by the Rev. John 

C. Van De venter, New York, '70, is in the Christian at Work of 
July 17. The August Popular Science Monthly has " Evolution 
and the Distribution of Animals, II," by President David Starr 
Jordan, LL.D., Cornell, '72. The August Arena contains a 
paper on " Working Girls," by the Rev. Nehemiah Boynton, 
Amherst, '79. The Christian at Work, of August 7, contains 
" Edison's Phonograph," by the Rev. Arthur T. Pierson, D.D., 
Hamilton, '57. The August Church at Home and Abroad con- 
tains an article on "The Western Reserve University," by 
President H. C. Haydn, LL.D., Amherst, '56. The August 
Homiletic Review contains two articles, " Sketches of Pulpit 
Power, with Examples," and "The Cultivation of the Homil- 
etic Habit," by the Rev. Arthur T. Pierson, D.D., Hamilton, 
'57. A recent article, "A Good Farm for Nothing; Reasons 
for the Decline of Agricultural and Farm Values in New Eng- 
land," by Judge Charles Cooper Nott, Union, '48, is attracting 
c >osiderable attention. 

The fifth summer school for college students was held by 
invitation of D. L. Moody in Northfieid, Mass., under the 
auspices of the Y. M. C. A., June 28 to July 9, 1890. Three 
hundred and eighty students were present, representing one 
hundred and twenty-one institutions of learning. 

The speakers at the regular meetings in Stone Hall this 
year have been : the Rev. H. G. Mowli, of London, Eng.; Maj 

D. W. Whittle, of Chicago, 111.; Prof. W. W. Moore, of Union 
theological seminary, Virginia ; Dr. George F. Pentecost; Dr. 
Arthur T. Pierson, of Philadelphia, Pa.; Prof. R. F. Weidner, of 
the Lutheran theological seminary at Rock Island, 111.; Rev. F. 

E. Marsh, of Sunderland, Eng.; Rev. W. G. Puddefoot; Prof. L. 
T. Townsend, of Boston university; Dr. R. S. McArthur, of New 
York, and Evangelist S. M. Sayford. The morning was taken 
up with the college conference at 8.15, at which matters con- 
cerning Y. M. C. A. work in college were discussed. At 9.15 


two Bible classes were held in tents near the buildings. At 
10.30 came the regular morning service, with addresses by the 
speakers already mentioned. The afternoons were given to 
rest and recreation. Two baseball diamonds, eleven tennis 
courts and a swimming wharf were thoroughly appreciated. 
At 7 p. m. came the meeting on Round Top in the interest of 
the Student Volunteer Missionary Movement. The evening 
service was at 8 o'clock. This meeting was of the same general 
character as the 10.30 a. m. meeting. On the Fourth of July, 
only the morning meetings were held, the afternoon and even- 
ing being given to the celebration of our nation's birthday. 
Soon after dinner the boys began to collect in front of Marquand 

" The crowd was a typical college one, lots of students lying around 
on the grass, or engaged in conversation with the large number of young 
ladies, who, for the most part, out of consideration for A. A. Stagg and 
the Yale delegation, wore blue colors. It must be added that it was 
Yale's day, about all the prizes falling to that college. The superiority 
of Yale's powers was especially manifest in the fruit race, which was a 
test of the rapidity of the banana-eating powers of the contestants ; and 
envious rivals assert that this might have been expected from the gastrono- 
mic feats performed by Yale at the dinner table. The egg race and 
obstacle race awakened much curiosity and interest among the ladies 

Fully 1 500 people were at Stone Hall in the evening, when the patriotic 
celebration of the students began. The college delegation sat together, 
each having some emblem. Great enthusiasm, tin horns, yells, watch- 
men's rattles, etc., enlivened the approach of the young ladies and their 
chaperons. The British and Japanese delegations enjoyed the honor of 
sitting on the platform with A. A. Stagg, of Yale, who presided. The 
exercises began by the national hymn, the Americans singing " America," 
the British " God save the Queen," and everybody coming in on the third 
verse, " So Say we all of Us." Prof. D. B. Towner, then sang, " The 
Sword of Bunker Hill," which was received with great eclat by the boys. 
The Japanese delegation sang a song in their own language, the signifi- 
cance whereof was not given away. John Lennox, of Edinburg, responded 
to the toast, " What we expected and what we found." The Harvard 
delegation rendered " Fair Harvard," and their effort was followed by a 
solo by Nathan Noderblom, of Upsala, Sweden. His voice is very fine, 
and although the sentiment was understood by few, because the ballads 
were rendered in Swedish, they fully appreciated the singing. The Rut- 
gers delegation sang a song, after which A. A. Stagg sang the comic 


song, "Are you there, Moriarty?" which was received with wild applause, 
Viscount Yataro Mishima, of Tokio, next executed a Japanese war-dance. 
This a'so was warmly received. The Amherst delegation then sang the 
star of the evening, and Rev. H. G. Mowll, of London, responded ot the 
toast of the evening, " The Ladies." The enthusiasm at the close of this 
toast was something tremendous, cheer on cheer rising to the roof as 
though to burst the building and inform everybody within half a mile that 
the Fourth was being celebrated in truly first-class style. The Virginia 
delegation rendered a song, followed by one by the Cornell delegation. 
One of the French students then made a few remarks, after which the 
Hamilton delegation sang a Greek song John G. Scott, of Virginia, then 
responded to the toast, 4< The Blue and the Gray." The Princeton and 
Canadian, Wesleyan and Yale delegations then sang their college songs. 
The entertainment closed with the cheers of the various colleges, but the 
British delegation took the palm from everybody in this sport." 

The following is the roll of Delta U.'s in attendance : The 
Rev. Dr. A. T. Pierson, Hamilton, '57 ; W. H. Cossum, Colgate, 
'87 ; G. P. Morris, Rutgers, '88 ; G. H. Flint, Williams, 'S6 ; 
A. H. Mulnix, '91, A. G. Moody, Amherst, '92 ; Richard Collins, 
Columbia, '91 ; E. V. V. Searle, '91, R. J. Hogan, '91, J. B. 
Thomas, '92, and E. R. Woodruff, '93, of Rutgers ; B. W. Lab- 
aree, Marietta, '88 ; W. B. Green, Williams, '92 ; E. C. Warri- 
ner, Michigan, '91 ; A. L. Shapleigh, Harvard, '92 ; F. S. Retan, 
'89, C. D. Case, '91, J. G. Briggs, Jr., '93, T. Cain, '93, and 
W. B. Smith, '93, of Colgate; F. D. Torrey, '91, and M. Y. 
Takaki, '91, of Syracuse ; J. B. Slocum, Colby, '93. 

The Colgate and Rutgers chapters had the largest delega- 
tions ; Rutgers having five and Colgate six men. Twenty of 
the wearers of the gold and blue tried conclusions with a 
photograher one afternoon. The result was a very good pic- 
ture of a representative Delta U. group. The brothers had a 
table by themselves in the large Marquand Hall dining-room, 
over which Brother Mulnix, Amherst, '91, kept a watchful eye. 
Dr. A. T. Pierson, Hamilton, '57, gave one or two addresses, 
and W. H. Cossum, Colgate, '87, lead the 7 p. m. meetings. Not 
only was there a great deal of profit and pleasure in the meet- 
ings themselves, but it was very delightful to meet so many 
friends and brothers who honor the motto of our Fraternity. 

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Williams College, Thursday, September nth. 
Union University, Wednesday, September 17th. 
Hamilton College, Thursday, September 18th. 
Amherst College, Thursday, September 18th. 
Adelbert College, Thursday, September 25th. 
Colby University, Wednesday, September 3rd. 
University of Rochester, Thursday, September nth. 
Middlebury College, Thursday, September nth. 
Rutgers College, Wednesday, September 17th. 
Brown University, Wednesday, September 17th. 
Colgate University, Thursday, September nth. 
University of New York, Wednesday, September 24th. 
Cornell University, Thursday, September 25th. 
Marietta College, Tuesday, September 16th. 
Syracuse University, Thursday, September 18th. 
University of Michigan, Wednesday, October 1st. 
Northwestern University, Wednesday, September 17th. 
Harvard University, Thursday, September 25th. 
University of Wisconsin, Wednesday, September 10th. 
Lafayette College, Thursday, September nth. 
Columbia College, Monday, October 6th. 
Lehigh University, Wednesday, September 10th. 
Tufts College, Thursday, September 18th. 
DePauw University, Wednesday, September 17th. 
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The Editor of the Quinquennial Catalogue writes that any 
changes of addresses or business sent to him before Septem- 
ber 15th can be inserted in the new catalogue. Address Wil- 
son L. Fairbanks, Box 449, Springfield, Mass. 

The fifty-sixth Annual Convention of the Delta Upsilon 
Fraternity will be held with the Northwestern chapter at Chi- 
cago, 111., on October 22, 23 and 24, 1890. For list of officers 
see Directory in front of the Quarterly. 

Alumni or undergraduates who may be visiting New York 
will find excellent accommodations at reasonable rates at the 
Delta Upsilon Club House, 8 East 47th street. Any Delta U. 
who contemplates residing in the metropolis, whether for the 
purpose of study or business, will find it to his advantage to 
correspond with the Secretary, A. R. Timerman. 


Adelbert, '68, in Cleveland, O., on June 16, 1890, a daughter, to the 
Hon. and Mrs. Hermon Bronson. 

New York, '86, in New York, N. Y. t on May 9, 1890, a son, to Dr. 
and Mrs. J. Harker Bryan. 

Columbia , '88, in New York, N. Y., on May 19, 1890, a daughter, 
Grace Mathilde, to Mr. and Mrs. Charles L. Eidlitz. 


Rutgers, '83, in Brooklyn, N. Y., on Saturday, June 14, 1890, at the 
residence of the bride's father, by the Rev. M. H. Hutton, D.D., Mary 
Seymour, daughter of A. D. Wheelock, to Henry Warren Beebe, Esq., of 
New Brunswick, N. J. 

Rutgers, '83, in Stuyvesant, N. Y., on Wednesday, June 4, 1890, 
Miss Delia Wilson, to the Rev. George Zabriskie Collier, of Alexandria 
Bay, N. Y. 

Rutgers, '83, in Fultonville, N. Y., on Tuesday, June 17, at the Re- 
formed Church, by the Rev. F. V. Van Vranken, assisted by the Revs. 
"William H. Scudder, Rutgers, '78, and Howard H. Van Vranken, Grace 
Van Vranken, daughter of the officiating clergyman, to Professor Jared 
Waterbury Scudder, of Albany, N. Y. 


Rutgers, '84, in Millstone, N. J., on Wednesday, June 18, 1890, in the 
Reformed Church, by the Rev. Theodore Shafer, Rutgers, '79, Miss 
Isabel S. Peebles to the Rev. Peter Stryker Beekman, pastor of the Re- 
formed Church of Glenham, N. Y. 

Rutgers, '87, in Booneville, Mo., on Wednesday, June 11,-1890, Miss 
Eva Johnson to Professor Frank J. Sagendorph, of Hudson, N. Y. 

Colgate, '87, in De Ruyter, N. Y., on Wednesday, May 21, 1890, 
Miss Celia Stillwell to the Rev. William H. Cossum, of Poughkeepsie, 
N. Y. 

Cornell, '85, in Pittsburgh, Pa., on Thursday, June 5, 1890, Miss Sadie 
K. Boulton, Kappa Alpha Theta, to Robert James Eidlitz, of New York, 
N. Y. At home, after September 1, 204 East 72nd street, New York, 
N. Y. 

Syracuse, '90, in Syracuse, N. Y., recently, Miss 'Jessie M. Burdick, 
Syracuse, '93, to the Rev. Jay Wilbur Somerville, pastor of the Methodist 
church of Hutchinson, Kansas. 

Michigan, '83, in Minneapolis, Minn., on Wednesday, June 11, 1890, 
Miss Isabel Stevens Bigelow to Carman Newcomb Smith, Esq. At 
home, after November 1, 3029 Park avenue, Minneapolis, Minn. 

Northwestern, '84, in Wetherly, Pa., on Friday, May 30, 1890, Miss 
Anna B. Colburn,.a graduate of the Northwestern Conservatory of Music, 
to Charles Griffin Plummer, M. D., of Wallace, Idaho. 

Northwestern, '85, in Geneseo, 111., on Tuesday, June 17, 1890, Miss 
Mary E. Worrell, to Frank Cook, Esq. 

Northwestern, '87, in Oberlin, Ohio, on Thursday, July 24, 1890, Miss 
Lora A. Sorter to the Rev. George I. Larash. At home, after August 8, 
Van Brocklin Parsonage, Bolton, 111. 

Wisconsin, '89, in Superior, Wis., on June 18, 1890, Miss Jennie E. 
Kimball to William W. Strickland. 

Lafayette, '87, in Belvidere, N. J., on Thursday, June 26, 1890, Miss 
Hattie B. Samsel to William J. Burd, M. D. 


Union, '46, in Healing Springs, Va., June 29, 1890, Professor Ransom 
Bethune Welch, A.M., D.D., LL.D. of Auburn, N. Y. 

Adelbert, '45, in Des Moines, la., on July 15, 1890, Professor Norman 
Dunshee, aged sixty-eight. 

Rochester, '84, in De Land, Florida, on August 6, 1890, Professor 
Frederick Elliott Lent, of Rochester, N. Y. 

New York, '90, in Brooklyn, N. Y., on July 12, 1890, Gladys Louise, 
only child of Mr. and Mrs. William C. Reynolds. 



Union closes her 93d year under auspicious conditions. President 
Webster's policy is no longer an experiment, but a most brilliant reality. 
The college, under the two years of his administration, has taken long" 
strides toward its former prosperity. The income of the college for the 
past year was much larger than in former years. The number of stu- 
dents in attendance has greatly increased, especially the class of '93, which 
is nearly three times as large as the previous class. The courses of study 
have been re-arranged and the faculty has been enlarged and strengthened. 
Here are but a few of the signs that mark the success of Dr. Webster, 
and it is not too much to say that his personality prevades and animates 
the whole intellectual life of Union. 

Commencement Week. — The gathering of Alumni was larger than 
for many years, and the spirit manifested by them showed their renewed in- 
terest in the welfare of the college. Commencement opened Sunday, June 
2 2d, with the Baccalaureate sermon by Dr. Webster. This was the first 
appearance of the " Doctor " in the character of a preacher, but the 
impression he made was most favorable, proving him a success in this, as 
in the many other characters he assumes. His subject was " Man's 
Spiritual Nature.'' Classday was not held this year, but was set aside to 
make way for the Phi Beta Kappa oration, but as no orator materialized a 
game of baseball was played Monday afternoon with the " Schenectady 
City's," whom we defeated by a score of 14 to 3. Tuesday was Alumni 
Day and the chapel was filled to overflowing with an enthusiastic crowd 
of the " ancients. " Speeches were made by prominent representatives of 
the classes of '40, '50, '60, '70 and '80. Judge Landon spoke for the 
Board of Trustees, reporting that the income had increased very much 
over last year ; after which Prof. Wells aired his eloquence in behalf of 
the Faculty. The Alumni banquet took place at 1 o'clock in Memorial 
Hall. Toasts were responded to by Dr. Webster, ex-Senator Warner 
Miller, William H. McElroy and other prominent alumni. In the after- 
noon a game of ball was played with a picked team from the alumni, and 
after a hard fought battle the "varsity" came off victorious. Junior 
and Sophomore prize speaking and the speaking for the Veeder extempora- 
neous prize took place in the First Presbyterian church. Brothers Clarence 
Aiken, '77, and Homer Greene, '76, served as members of the Junior and 
Sophomore prize committee. 

The Union chapter had but little interest in commencement this year 
from the fact that we had no '90 men. Brother McDonald, '91, however, 
received the 2nd Clark essay prize for Juniors. 


The life of the chapter is quite in harmony with the life of the college. 
Our number is not large, a thing we care but little about, as long 
as the men are congenial. Ours is a rather quiet but still not an unevent- 
ful existence. Though having our full say in all undergraduate affairs 
we seek not to be demonstrative. Our relations with the other fraternities 
are friendly, and with Psi Upsilon and Sigma Phi it is more of the form 
of an intimacy. The standing of the chapter socially and in respect to 
college duties is unquestioned as being equal to any, to claim more would 
be egotism. With most favorable prospects for next year, the Union 
chapter bids her sister chapters a hearty good-bye, feeling that the com- 
ing year will be a repetition of our former prosperity. 

W. A. McDonald, '91. 

Ninety's commencement has just closed a pleasant and prosperous 
year for Hamilton College and our chapter. Again old Hamilton takes 
the pennant at the inter-collegiate athletic contests in Syracuse, and the 
whole college, with all her friends, are again stirred with enthusiastic 
devotion at the news of her victory. Her alumni are exerting themselves 
with greater vigor than ever in the college's interest, new bequests are 
flowing in, and everything points to the beginning of a more prosperous 
era than she has ever witnessed. 

A notable feature in college life during the past year has been the 
marked increase in cordiality in inter-fraternity relations. The petty 
squabbles and contemptible wire-pulling for officers seem to be things of 
the past, and everywhere the need of more friendly relations between the 
fraternities has been emphasized. This spirit was especially remarked at 
the annual election of officers of the baseball, athletic and tennis associa- 
tions, held at the close of the year. Then the sentiment was unanimous 
that fraternity lines should be cast aside, and that men, not societies, 
ought to be considered. Of course, this is as it should be, and none 
rejoice more at the fact than our own chapter. Needless to say, our own 
relations with the other fraternities represented here have been more inti- 
mate than ever before, our intercourse with the chapter of Alpha Delta 
Phi especially leaving little to be desired on the score of friendliness and 

During the past year Delta U. has been represented on the various 
college organizations as follows : Brother Curran, '92, Sophomore director 
of the athletic association; Brother Dodge, '90, Senior director of the 
tennis association ; Brother Hughes, '90, manager and leader of the col- 
lege glee club and leader of the college choir ; Brother Gibson, '93, ac- 
companist to the glee club and first tenor on the choir ; Brother Hayden, 
'91, business manager of the " Lit /" Brother Harkness, '91, literary 
editor of the Hamiltonian, the college annual. At the elections for 


the ensuing year, Brother Hayden, '91, was chosen Senior director of the 
baseball nine, and Brother Marquisee, '93, Sophomore director of the 
athletic association. At the inter-collegiate athletic meeting in Syracuse,. 
Brother Marquisee easily won first prize in the ten-mile bicycle race, none 
of his competitors being " in it " at all. At the Freshman class supper, 
Brother Bacon, '93, officiated as toast-master, and Brother Marquisee 
had a toast. For next year Brother Hayden keeps his present position as- 
business manager of the " Z,//," and Brother Curran, '92, represents us on 
the Hamiltonian. In scholarship, as usual, Delta U. is at the front.. 
At the Clark prize exhibition in original oratory, held June 9th, we were 
represented by Brother Hughes, '90, with an oration on " Victor Hugo,. 
Poet and Patriot," who succeeded in taking the prize, which is probably 
the most honorable given at this college. Brother Dodge, '90, received 
a Phi Beta Kappa key; Brother Harkness, '91, a Curran medal in Greek 
and Latin ; Brothers Hayden aud Harkness took first and second prize 
respectively in English essays in the Junior class, and Brothers Curran 
and Fay in the Sophomore class. 

Commencement Week passed off pleasantly. Delta U., though un- 
represented in the usual prize contests for the first time in many years, 
felt that this failure was more than compensated for by the possession of 
the Clark prize. At the parting exercises of the class of '90, we were 
represented by Brother Hughes as campus day orator, and Brother 
Tooley as class day poet. Our annual reception and banquet was held 
the night of Wednesday, June 25. and was one of the most successful in 
many years, our alumni being present in goodly numbers with their wives- 
and families. Thursday, June 26, saw the close of Commencement and 
the final appearance of '90 as a class. On the Commencement stage we 
were represented by Brother Dodge with an honor oration. Thus closed 
a year that has been full of prosperity for the Hamilton chapter. It has 
seen the bonds of fraternal love drawn still closer and the breaking up of 
the old spirit of inter-fraternity hostility. It leaves us, as a chapter, 
strong in hopes for the future and with the promise of a fine representa- 
tion in the incoming class. 

Among the Delta U. alumni present during Commencement were the 
following: The Rev. S. Merrill Miller, '40 (Hon.) ; E. P. Powell, D.D., 
'53; the Rev. John L. Page, '54; the Rev. Samuel Miller, '6o ; Hon. W. 
H. H. Miller, '61, Attorney-General of the United States; the Rev. Theo- 
dore S. Pond, '60 ; the Rev. L. A. Ostrander, D.D., '65 ; Prof. I. O. Best, 
'67; Selden H. Tallcott, M. D., '69; the Rev. G. R. Smith, '70; H. C. 
Maine, '70 ; F. H. Gouge, '70 ; Henry R. Waite, Ph. D., '68 ; J. E. Massee, 
'73; Prof. George Griffith, '77; Wm. M. Griffith, '80; J. B. Parsons, '86;. 
F. H. Robson, '87 ; F. B. Severance, '87 ; E. C. Morris, '89 ; E. R. Whit- 
ney, '89, and many others. 



The Amherst chapter sends greeting to her sister chapters in Delta 
Upsilon. After a promising preliminary campaign and having secured a 
fair number of honors we were happy to bid each other " farewell " for 
the Summer vacation. 

Brother Clapp, '90, secured the prize in English Literature of $100. 
Brother MacNeil was one of the Hardy debaters and also a Hyde speaker. 
Brother Buck represented us on the Commencement stage. Brothers 
Chase and Crockett, '91, were elected to Phi Beta Kappa in the first 

On Amherst's champion baseball team Delta Upsilon had the 
catcher, Hunt, '93 and right-fielder, Cutler, '91, with Boutwell, '91, change 
pitcher. Great things are expected of Raley, '93, and Boardman, '92, in 
the dashes next year ; while, as heretofore, Delta U. hopes to excell in 
football. Wm. M. Weldon. 


The writers of chapter letters, we are well aware, are wont to show a 
tendency of optimism ; but in summing up the record of the year just 
completed and looking forward to the coming year, we see no need for 
exaggeration in order to present a good showing in the former and grounds 
for encouragement in regard to the latter. 

Throughout the past year we have held our own in college work and 
enterprises. In athletics we have done less than in other departments, 
though we have been represented on the board of directors of the ath- 
letic association and have had the manager and battery of the ball team, 
which has been doing good work this spring, having won six of the seven 
games played, and having a standing of one thousand per cent, in the 
Inter-Collegiate League. 

The new college monthly which was mentioned in a former letter has 
thus far proved a marked success, and under the efficient management of 
its editor-in-chief, Brother McGowan, '90, the Adelbert has been a 
very creditable publication. 

On May 14 and 15 the dramatic club rendered two farces in pleasing 
style. Brothers Hughes and C. R. Tuttle represented Delta U. and ex- 
cited the mirth of the audience by the comical rendering of their parts. 

Commencement Week brought a fair share of laurels to Delta U. 
Our two representatives in '90 were awarded first and third honors. 
Brother McGowan delivered the valedictory address and Brother Osborn 
the philosophical oration. 

This is the tenth time in twenty-one years that the valedictorian has 
been a member of Delta Upsilon and the seventh time that we have taken 


the third honor (two Delta U. men sharing the latter in '84). Our 
salutatorians for the same period number ten. This gives Delta U. about 
forth-three per cent, of the honors for the time mentioned above. 

Of the six prizes awarded at commencement three fell to us, the only 
other prize taken by a fraternity man, being the Freshman Declamation 
prize awarded to a member of Alpha Delta Phi. The Senior prize for 
English Composition was awarded to Brother McGowan ; the Freshman 
Latin and Greek prizes to Brother Stilson. In the Declamation Contest, 
which is always one of the most interesting exercises of commencement 
week, we had no representative in the Freshman class, but Brother C. R. 
Tuttle came off victor in the Sophomore class. Brother R. R. Hughes, 
who received honorable mention, fell so little below the winner that the 
decision of judges was a matter of some difficulty. This, by the way, is 
the fifth consecutive year that Delta U. has taken one of these prizes. 

On Tuesday evening, June 17. we added to our number two more 
'93 men. The initiates were Raymond Hopkins Stilson (from the Cleve- 
land Central High School) and George Brinton Eisenhard (from the Green 
Spring Academy, Green Spring, Seneca Co., Ohio). 

After the initiation the annual alumni spread was served. Among 
those present were the Rev. J. N. Wilson, '66, founder and first president* 
of our re-established chapter ; the Hon. Hermon Bronson, '68 ; the Rev. 
J. M. Seymour, '70; H. H. Hosford, '80; and W. N. Sawyer, '83 ; as well 
as a number of the younger Cleveland alumni, among whom may be 
mentioned, Brothers N. T. Horr, '82, and F. W. Shepard, '86, of Cornell. 
Brother Strong, '93, of Cornell, was also present. 

We shall have a membership of fourteen to start with next term, pro- 
vided all the men in the three higher classes return, and we are sure to 
return twelve at least. We have one man pledged, and if we secure the 
proportion of '94 that we have reason to hope for, our chapter will be 
larger than it has been for some time past. With pride for our own 
chapter and hope for its future, we wish the fullest measure of success 
for each and every one of our sister chapters ; and in the accomplish- 
ment of this desire is implied the success of the Fraternity at large. 
We hope also that more of our brothers from other chapters will be 
able to visit us next year than have visited us heretofore. Make arrange- 
ments to stop with us a few days on your way to or from the Convention. 

J. H. Dynes, '91. 


Another eminently successful year for Colby University has drawn to 
a close. As the interest at this time always centers in Commencement, 
I will endeavor to describe in brief the exercises at Colby and the part 
played by the Colby chapter of Delta Upsilon. 


Commencement Week was opened on Sunday, June 29, by the 
Baccalaureate sermon by the President. This was followed in the evening 
by an admirable address before the Y. M. C. A., delivered by the Rev. 
Dr. McWhinnie, of Brooklyn, N. Y., who is a loyal son of Delta U.. 
Brown, '67. On Monday occurred the presentation day exercises of 
the Junior class. Brother Purinton, the class President officiated, Brother 
Luce read the class history and Brother Fletcher awarded ihe prizes. The 
annual exhibition of the Junior class followed in the evening, the exercises 
being of an unusually high order. Four of the speakers were Delta 
Upsilon men and Brother Watson was honored with second prize. The 
Senior class day exercises were held on Tuesday, Brother Hatch presid- 
ing. In the forenoon the audience listened with intense interest to a 
thrilling poem by Brother Whelden. In the afternoon the address to- 
undergraduates was delivered by Brother Burke and was characterized 
by earnestness and sound common sense. In the evening an able inaug- 
ural address by President Small took the place of the usual oration. 

Commencement day was especially replete with honors for our chapter. 
Of the six men who compose our delegation in '90, five graduated with 
highest honors, and four were among the Commencement speakers, the 
whole number of speakers being ten. The President's reception occurred 
in the evening, and we may say this year as we did last, that it closed one 
of the most successful Commencements in the annals of Colby Univer- 
sity. You may be sure that our chapter was not disposed to complain of 
its share of Commencement honors ; but our joy was increased when it 
was announced, later on, that the first prize offered to the Senior class 
for excellence in scholarship had been awarded to Brother Smith. 

The coming year bids fair to be most prosperous. Our '90 delegation 
will of course be missed, but a large delegation from the incoming class 
will make up partly for the loss. Five men have already been pledged. 
In conclusion we would congratulate our sister chapters on the past and 
express our best wishes for future prosperity. 

William L Soule. 


This has been a prosperous year for Delta Upsilon at Middlebury. In 
the strife for college honors she has taken the same high place it has been 
her custom to occupy. Brothers Clift and Mead, '90, were on the retiring 
editorial board of the Undergraduate, the former as editor-in-chief. 
Brother Noonan, '91, the retiring business manager, gained second place 
on the new board, and Brothers Brown, '93, and Mead, '91, also secured 
places. Mr. Noonan was editor-h -chief of the Kaleidoscope, the college 
annual, which is regarded as the best ever published. Brother Goddard 
was salutatorian of the graduating class, and Brothers Mead and E. B. 


Clift received honor appointments, while all three were initiated into Phi 
Beta Kappa. We secured second and third Waldos in the class of '90, 
and first and third in '91. We have been represented on the ball team at 
short stop by E. B. Clift. The nine has been the best that Middlebury 
has put in the field for years. 

The increased prosperity is not confined to Delta U. The whole 
college feels the impulse, and progress is being made in all directions. 
Funds have been secured to increase the library. A landscape gardener 
has been upon the grounds engaged in beautifying the campus. Best of 
all, a new elective system, arranged by the faculty, and approved by the 
corporation, will go into operation next fall. 

Commencement Week was ushered in on Sunday, June 29th, with 
the Baccalaureate, by President Brainerd. It was one of the most 
eloquent and forcible that has been delivered here for years. In the 
evening Brother H. P. Higley, '6o, of Beloit, Wis., gave a powerful address 
before the Y. M. C. A. He described the dangers which are threatening, 
and maintained that the force which is to counteract them is Christian 
manhood. Tuesday forenoon the address before the Associated Alumni 
was delivered by Rev. R. S. Holmes, '62. Brother E. P. Wild, D.D., '60, 
was to have been the poet of the occasion, but failing health prevented 
his presence. The fragments of his uncompleted poem were read by his 
classmate, Brother H. P. Higley. In the evening came the speaking for 
the two Parker prizes by four members of the class of '93, one each from 
Chi Psi, D. K. E. and Delta U., and a neutral. Delta U. was represented 
by J. B. Donowa), who barely missed the second place, the committee 
stating that the successful competitor led by only three points out of a 
possible 675. 

After the speaking we held our reunion at the chapter hall. Many of 
the Alumni were present, and after refreshments had been served, wit and 
and gaiety were the order of the hour. With E. J. Ranslow as toast- 
master, and many kindred spirits in the company, the pleasant hours 
passed quickly away. At the close, the alumni showed their continued 
interest in the chapter by subscribing generously to a fund for better 
furnishing the chapter hall. 

On Wednesday morning came the graduating exercises. Brother 
Goddard was the first speaker with the salutatory address, and an 
oration entitled " The Point of View." Brother Clift spoke upon " The 
Silver Craze," and Brother Mead discussed the question, " Did the Times 
Demand It?" 

In the evening a large audience was treated to one of the best concerts 
of recent years. This was followed by the President's Reception, and 
the festivities of the week were terminated by the Commencement 
Ball. Carl A. Mead. 



Commencement Week.— With the advent of commencement, there 
comes a feeling of both triumph and regret. 

Triumph because Delta U. is ever the proud recipient of honors at the 
hands of her sons ; regret because we must then part from friends who 
for four years have stood shoulder to shoulder and battled manfully for 
the Gold and Blue. The past year for Rutgers has been one of well-nigh 
unalloyed prosperity. Successful always, our chapter was this year dis- 
tinguished to a degree almost unprecedented. 

But not to anticipate, we shall begin with the early part of the term. 
W T ith the arrival of spring new impetus was given to athletics, and in the 
field none was more conspicuous than Brother Lockett, who to close his 
course also distinguished himself by winning the Bowser Prize for the 
best Engineering Thesis. He has occupied the •' box " during the season 
and his success in pitching fully sustained his reputation as the best all- 
round athlete Rutgers has ever had. 

During the term we have initiated two men of excellent attainments : 
—Brothers Elihu C. Bryan, '91, and Frank R. Van Horn, of '92. Both are 
members of the Scientific School and the former, together with Brothers 
Aydelott and Wynkoop are three of the six Phi Beta Kappa men who are 
appointed at the end of Junior year. Of course, with the closing of the 
year, comes the award of prizes and honors, and here Delta U. met with a 
success truly phenomenal. 

Brother Warren R. Schenck, who foreshadowed his career in winning 
the Spader History prize in Sophomore, and the Winner prize, in Junior 
year, besides causing another to be divided between himself and two other 
contestants, rounded out his course with a record of Senior prizes simply 

To begin with, Brother Schenck was made master orator of his class, 
then he captured the second honor with Latin salutatory and the rhetor- 
ical honor, his address being " Personality in American History," and to 
augment this glory won in competition six regular first prizes, viz. : — The 
Suydam Prize for Composition, for the best essay on John Locke and his 
Philosophy, both the Van Doren and Van Vechten Mission prizes, the 
class of 1876 prize in Political Philosophy, the Upson American Literature 
Prize, the Appleton Prize in moral philosophy, arid the second Bussing 
Extempore Speaking prize, was also awarded to him, making a sum total 
of nine awards. This record has never been excelled except once — by 
Brother Maurice J. Thompson, '89, who captured nine first prizes during 
his college career and the rhetorical honor and valedictory. 

Of class day officers Brother Mayou held that of class poet. Brother 
Van Arsdale was author of the Ivy Ode, and Brother E. T. Middleton 
was a member of the arrangement committee. 


But while Brother Schenck has been so successful, others have not 
been inglorious. 

Brother Middleton, '90, won the Suydam Prize in Natural Science, 
Brother Lockett's distinction has been noticed, and the associate Quar- 
terly editor was the winner of the Hart prize in English Literature, 
besides being with Brothers Winner and Van Horn of the eight Sopho- 
more speakers appointed for merit. Then of commencement honors 
besides Brother Schenck's, Brothers R. S. Voorhees and W. A. Mayou took 
respectively the third and fourth honors, Brother Van Arsdale is the 
wearer of a Phi Beta Kappa key, and Brother Van Orden delivered an 
oration on the commencement stage. Of the honorary degrees con- 
ferred at this time. Brother John H. Salisbury, '75. received D.D. Brother 
Harry J. March, '87, those of C. E. and M. S., and the Rev. W. P. Mer- 
rill, '87, and Frank A. Pattison, '87, M. A., and Brother T. W. Challen, 
87. M. S. 

During the term Delta U. has had three men, including the captain 
on the 'varsity ball team, two Delta U.'s were members of the Rutgers 
Gun Club and Brother Chailen was a speaker at Junior Exhibition. 

Such is an epitome of Delta U. during the last term. The festivities 
of Commencement closed with a ball, tendered by the Senior class to its 
friends, an event eminently successful and largely to be attributed to 
Brother Schenck. We are sorry to say that Brother C. S. Johnson, '91 r 
has left college to teach next year in the Collegiate Grammar School, No. 
248 West 74th street, New York. 

Of the graduating class in the Preparatory School we have initiated 
four men, one of whom, John H. Thompson, was valedictorian and also 
won the rhetorical prize for the best oration delivered at Commencement. 
He is a brother of Maurice J. Thompson, '89, and the undersigned ; his 
classmates who wear our pin are Francis Cuyler Van Dyck, John A 
Sarles and Philip C. Thomas. The first is a son of Professor Van Dyck, 
of Rutgers, and the last a brother of James B. Thomas, '91. 

This certainly is a good showing and Delta U. has been still more 
honored in that Brother E. T. Middleton was appointed assistant in the 
Physical Laboratory as soon as graduated, to fill the vacancy caused by 
the resignation of Prof. M. N. Wyckoff, '72, who returns to Japan. And 
in closing, a word as to the condition of Rutgers ; never before has she 
been so flourishing. At the alumni dinner, given on June 17, in the new 
dormitory, Mr. Winant, the donor of the edifice, formally presented the 
deed of gift to the Board of Trustees, and President Gates announced 
that the endowment fund had been increased by $60,000 during the fiscal 
year, while a movement likely soon to be completed was being made to 
erect a new gymnasium, and thus it will be seen that Rutgers is not to 
suffer in competition with sister institutions. 

James Westfall Thompson. 



Our last chapter letter stated that " the Madison chapter is dead.' ' 
So she is, but Colgate chapter, the young heir, has inherited, with other 
things, all the life Madison ever had to bequeath. 

The outlook for the returning September is very favorable; with a 
strong and harmonious chapter with which to begin the year, we also 
have a fine showing of pledged men from the Colgate Academy graduates, 
as well as an eye on some newcomers. Of the three honors of the last 
graduating class of the Academy, the first and third places were held by 
two of our pledged men. 

Commencement Week. — The awards of Commencement gave Delta 
Upsilon the victory as follows : In the nine honors of the graduating 
class, W. Ford, salutatorian ; U. G. Weatherly, fourth ; H. C. Merrill, 
fifth ; W. J. Eyles, sixth ; J. W. Roberts, seventh ; H. F. Mallory, eighth. 
The Clark Prize in Oratory, F. H. Butler, '90. The Bushnell Historical 
Prizes, U. G. Weatherly, first, and William Ford, second. Osborn Mathe- 
matical prizes, A. C. McGregory, '92, second ; Tasker Essay prizes, C. 
D. Case, '91, second ; Allen Essay prizes, A. G. Taylor, '92, first. On 
the Kingsford Prize Declamation contest we were represented by four 
speakers of the twelve, gaining three prizes out of six, as follows : Class 
of '91, W. M. Bennett, first ; class of '92, E. J. Case, second ; class of '93, 
R. P. Gray, first. 

In athletics we bear our share, having three men on the ball nine. 
On the editorial staff of the Madisonensis for the past year we had three 
of the five men. For the ensuing year we are represented by G. D. 
Knights, editor in chief, and H. F. Yale, associate editor. 

The Presidential chair, vacant by the death of Dr. Dodge, has been 
offered to Dr. Hulburt, of Morgan Park Seminary, III., and the chair of 
Systematic Theology in the Seminary, to Rev. W. N. Clark, D.D., pastor 
of the Hamilton Baptist church. With these and other rumored changes 
in the faculty, a new era of still greater prosperity opens out for Colgate 
University ; and the Colgate chapter of Delta Upsilon is not going to fail 
of keeping pace with every advance. William M. Bennett. 


The Annual Glee Club concert held in Chickering Hall was more of a 
guccess than ever this year. Under the able management of Brother J. 
Harker Bryan, '86, the club continues steadily to improve. Among the 
Delta U.'s present with their wives, sisters, and " best girls," were Eugene 
D. Bagen, '76, and the Misses Bagen ; Fred. M. Crossett, '84, and wife; 
J. Harker Bryan, M. D., '86, and wife; C. Rex Sanford, '86, and wife; 
Alexander B. McKelvey, '87 ; Austin D. Wolfe, '87 ; Harry E. Schell, 



88; Winthrop Gates, '89; Albert D. Phillips, '90, Walter C. Reddy, '91 ; 
Max E. Harby, '93 ; Fermine F. Martin, '93 ; Asa Wynkoop, Rutgers, 
'87 ; William J. Warburton, Columbia, '90, and Clinton B. Fisk, Jr., Co- 
lumbia, '92. 

Commencement Week. — The festivities of Commencement, 
opened with Vice-Chancellor MacCracken's Reception to the Senior class, 
Thursday, June 5th. Next evening the literary societies held their re- 
union in one of the Halls. Saturday evening the Senior Illumination took 
place at the University building. It is reported that the Seniors painted 
the town red on this occasion. Sunday, the Baccalaureate Sermon was 
preached in the University Place Presbyterian Church. Monday evening 
was given up to the Phi Beta Kappa Oration. Tuesday the Class Day 
exercises were held in the Berkeley Lyceum. They were very successful 
and the building was unable to hold all the people who thronged to 
attend. Dancing took place afterward in the gymnasium. Quite a large 
number of Delta U.'s, accompanied by ladies, were present. Class dinners 
were held Wednesday, and on Thursday evening Commencement took 
place in the Metropolitan Opera House. Though the evening was very- 
warm a large audience was present and paid close attention to the exer- 
cises. The announcement that an alliance had been formed with the 
Union Theological Seminary, whereby the University becomes one of the 
six institutions in this country impowered to grant the degrees of arts, 
science, law, medicine and theology, was received with long continued 
applause. Brother Minasian, '85, received the degree of M. A. 

The chapter possessed one of the best boxes and had it filled with a 
charming array of appreciative guests. Delta U.'s present were the Rev. 
John Reid, D.D., '70, of Yonkers ; the Rev. Theodore F. Burnham, '71, 
of Amenia Union, N. Y. ; Prof. A. S. Isaacs, Ph.D., '71; William M. 
Hoff, Jr., '73, and wife ; Martin J. Browne, '74; Eugene D. Bagen, '76, 
and sisters; Cephas Brainerd, Jr., '81 ; Frederick M. Crossett, '84, and 
wife; George A. Minasian, Esq., '85; J. Harker Bryan, M. D., '86; C. 
Rex Sanford, '86; George G. Seibert, '89; Albert D. Phillips, '90; M. 
E. Harby, '91 ; E. A. Karelsen, '91 ; W. C. Reddy, '91 ; W. L. Roberts, 
'91 ; Robert Rudolph, '91 ; T. S. Hope, '92 ; J. E. G. Yalden, '93, and 
Thornton B. Penfield, Columbia, '90. 

The alumni meeting, Friday evening, was the largest that has gathered 
in many years and brought to a close a most successful commencement. 

Having only one man in the Senior class this year has limited the 
number of important positions held by the chapter. While having no 
representation in athletics, we have had the editors-in-chief of two of the 
college papers, besides a number of assistant editors. Our social life has 
been improving and we have to thank brothers Phillips and Reddy and 
Yalden for pleasant entertainments at their homes. We are looking for- 


ward hopefully for the coming year and hope to make it the most profit- 
able in our history. On the first Monday in October the Rev. W. H. P. 
Faunce, D.D., Brown, '80, pastor of the Fifth Avenue Baptist Church, is 
to deliver the first of the " Monday Lectures." We are counting on giv- 
ing him a warm reception. 

The 19th of December marks the first quarter century of our life in 
the University. We are planning to have public exercises in the Berke- 
ley Lyceum, followed by a banquet. 


Commencement Week at Cornell passed off pleasantly. The Bacca- 
laureate sermon was preached on the 15th of June, by the Rev. Dr. 
Mackenzie, of Cambridge, Mass. Class day exercises were held on 
Tuesday, at which Delta Upsilon was well represented by Brother John 
W. Battin, '90, as Memorial orator. Brother Battin, as chairman of the 
'90 Memorial Committee, raised $500 toward the new boat-house. 
Tuesday night witnessed the most brilliant Senior Ball ever held at Cor- 
nell. Fourteen of our men attended, including Brother Parke E. Sim- 
mons, '81, of Chicago, 111. The chapter had a large double booth, in the 
center of the semi-circle, decorated with gold and blue draperies. The 
booth was pronounced by all to be the finest one there. On Wednesday 
occurred the much discussed and long talked of three-mile and straight- 
away boat race between Bowdoin and Cornell, Cornell winning by three 
and one-half lengths. Brother Emerick, 91, is coxswain of the 'Varsity 
crew again this year. 

Wednesday the Delta U. alumni held a meeting at the chapter-house, 
to which the under-graduate chapter was invited. The meeting did not 
begin until 10 o'clock on account of the boat race. At 12 P. M., a -fine 
luncheon, provided by the resident alumni and professors, was served, 
and the meeting adjourned at 2.30 a. m. 

Thursday, the 22nd, Commencement was held, at which 200 first and 
second degrees were granted. Brother Battin was one of the orators. 
The chapter lost seven men by graduation. Brother Battin took the 
degree of Ph. B. ; Brothers Broughton and Cowles, E. E. ; Brothers Eidlitz, 
Jackson and Lamont, B. L., and Brother Hammond, LL. B. Brother 
Walter C. Bronson, Brown, '87, took the Master's degree in Arts. 

1 am glad to report that the plans of a chapter-house, made by Brother 
Packard, '86, has been adopted, and building will be begun as soon as 
possible. All the plans submitted were very fine, and any one of them 
would have made a grand house, but Brother Packard's plan was the 
unanimous choice of the committee, and, in fact, of every one who saw 
the plans. In the next letter a full account of it may be expected. 

We were very much pleased to have with us at Commencement, 


Brother Parke E. Simmons, '81, and Brother Allen A. Packard, '86, of 
Chicago ; Brother George J. Tansey, '88, of St. Louis ; Brother Arthur 
M. Curtis, '89, who has been teaching at Liberty, N. Y., and Brother 
Leonard C. Crouch, '89, who has been teaching at St. Luke's School, 
Busleton, Pa., and who will enter the Law School next year. 

The chapter has been very fortunate in the elections for men on the 
various boards for the coming year. Brother Fowler, '91, is editor-in- 
chief of the Era ; Brother Tanner, '91, is on the Magazine board ; Brother 
Beckett, '93, is on the Sun, and Brother Taylor, '92, is business manager 
of '92 's Cornellian. Brother Battin, '90, and Brother Jackson, '90, were 
on the Magazine board for '89-' 90, and Brother Fowler, '91, was on '91*5 
Cornellian board. Brother Emerick, '91, is coxswain of the 'Varsity 
crew and President of '91 ; Brother Broughton, '90, was on '9o's Senior 
Ball Committee; Brother Barton, '91, was on the Crank for '89-'90, and 
Brother Le Boeaf, '93, was on the Freshman Banquet Committee. 

We return in October with 1 9 men, and we already have one man 
pledged, who will be initiated as soon as the 'Varsity opens. 


The past year has been the most prosperous in the history of our 
growing University. Since last September, she has secured gifts and sub- 
scriptions to the amount of $33,000, has raised the valuation of her prop- 
erty to $1,600,000 and has greatly improved the scholarship. 

Additions to the faculty have increased her possibilities. After teach- 
ing fifteen years in Victoria College, Dr. Eugene Harnel was called, at 
the beginning of the year, to the chair of Theistic Science. Already he 
ranks among the first mineralogists of the country. Late last March, 
Prof. Goetschus, of Stuttgart, Germany, was placed at the head of the 
musical department in the fine arts college. But our chaptei is most 
pleased to learn of the election of Ernest Noble Pattee, Rochester, '86, to 
the newly-established chair of chemistry. The " boys in Delta U.'\ 
will give him a hearty welcome here. 

Commencement Week brought to Delta U. her share of honors. 
The class day oration was delivered by Brother Clark, and of the four 
gentlemen chosen to appear commencement day, two were Delta U.'s, 
Brothers Brockett and Somerville. 

Three weeks before commencement, Brother Somerville, recently 
married to Jessie M. Burdick, '93, left for Hutchinson, Kansas. The 
large and flourishing Methodist church of which he had been elected pas- 
tor, gave him a fine reception on his arrival at Hutchinson. 

Brother Mead, '91, is the athlete of our chapter. At the Intercollegiate 
field-day held here, he smashed two records, putting the shot 36-10, and 


throwing the hammer 84-7. Brother Wright, '93, was third baseman on 
the University Nine, and had the highest batting average. 

Our annual banquet, held on Tuesday evening of commencement 
week, brought together the old fellows and the boys. Like all such 
•occasions, it gave us more enthusiasm for our beloved Fraternity. 

During the summer's vacation most of our fellows will " loaf," some 
will preach, while others will " farm it." Delta U.'s straying to Chatauqua, 
will find Brother Torrey there, genial, good-natured, ready for fun with 
the boys. Brother Takaki will travel, lecturing on the costumes, customs, 
and manners of the Japanese people. Though still on crutches, Brother 
Skinner, '91, will "be found" at Thousand Island Park. 

Abbott Y. Wilcox. 


The chapter has completed a prosperous year. We have not initiated 
a large number of men, nor have we monopolized all the college offices ; 
.but, nevertheless, we feel pretty well satisfied with the past. Speaking of 
offices, we have had editois on the Argonaut and the Bulletin, vice- 
presidents of the Lecture Association and the S. C. A., vice-president of 
the Wesleyan Guild, presidents of the Geological and Mathematical 
-clubs, two Senior committeemen and several other minor offices. This 
may not be as good a showing as some of the chapters may make, but it 
must be remembered just what college politics in the U. of M. is like. 
The tactics of the ward caucus are only too freely used in pushing men 
for office. Delta Upsilon, as a general rule, has kept herself free from 
combinations. She does not always work with the Palladium fraternities, 
and has nothing to do with the less important fraternities or with the 
independents, concerning college politics. 

The other fraternities in the University are fairly prosperous. Delta 
Kappa Epsilon has just completed its first year of residence in its fine 
new lodge. Four other societies expect to build expensive houses in the 
near future : Chi Psi, Zeta Psi, Sigma Phi and Beta Theta Pi. Delta 
Upsilon will probably have to rest content with its present quarters for 
several years to come, but is confident of having a mansion some day which 
will " scoop the rest." 

Brother J. H. Drake, '85, instructor of Latin here, covered himself 
with glory recently. To him is due almost all the entire credit of bringing 
out, for the first time, in this country, the " Menaechini " of Plautus. 
The play was first given in this city and afterwards repeated in Chicago. 

The College Alumnae Association of Michigan, on May 30, gave a 
reception to their invited guests in our chapter parlors. They have since 
taken pains to express, in writing, their thanks to Delta Upsilon for the 
use of the house. Only two weeks after this reception, our parlors were 


again thrown open, this time to an affair of our own, the first hop of the 
season. The Delta Upsilon parlors, which consist of five rooms, con- 
nected with folding doors, are winning praises from everybody. 

As we have stated in previous letters, we have initiated five men this 
year, but not five Freshmen. Two of the number were so ambitious that 
they worked up enough advanced credit to make them Sophomores. 
We are glad to receive them as brothers, even if their desertion from the 
Freshmen ranks has made the Sophomores outnumber the men of '93 in 
the proportion of 1 1 to 3. Prospects for next year are flattering, for we 
already have half-a-dozen good men in view. 

Michigan has made a radical change in its methods of gaining 
recruits. Hereafter, instead of temporary committees for each man 
whose name is presented, we shall have one general committee, which 
shall take charge of all the rushing. We have, besides the rushing com- 
mittee, another permanent committee called the "honor" committee, 
whose duty is to look after the interests of Delta U. in the way of offices,, 
athletics, etc. What do the other chapters think of the idea ? 

The members of this chapter have been somewhat disappointed in 
the past, because so few Delta U.'s from other chapters have visited 
them. Ann Arbor is on one of the great trunk lines between New York 
and Chicago, and it would seem as if a good many of the western men. 
who attend eastern colleges might pay us a visit on the way. 

Michigan University, on the 26th, conferred 545 degrees, the largest 
number, we believe, ever conferred by any educational institution in this 
country. Six Delta U.'s received diplomas. The Commencement 
address was delivered by Andrew D. White, formerly president of Cor- 
nell. George H. Snow. 


It is a positive pleasure to review the chapter life of the last nine 
months. We opened the year by entering commodious quarters and fur- 
nishing them new throughout. It was a good move ; at any rate, we 
have had phenomenal success ever since. 

We had the three most important elective offices in college : Brother 
Denny presided over the deliberations of the Senior class, Brother Holden 
was editor-in-chief of the Syllabus, the annual published by the fraterni- 
ties ; and Brother Haggerty was editor-in-chief of the Northwestern, the 
college paper. It is quite extraordinary for these three honors to go to 
one chapter in the same year. 

Commencement Week. — We took our share of the prizes, six in 
all, as follows : Political Economy, by Brother Scott ; 1st Hinman Essay, 
by Brother Burton ; 2nd Hinman Essay, by Brother Haskins ; first Gage 
Debate, by Brother Walrath ; 2nd Adelphic, oratorical, by Brother Demo- 


rest ; and Kirk prize in oratory, by Brother Burch. As there are but twelve 
prizes on literary contests and 3% went to the neutrals and one to a 
sorority, only 1 % were left to be divided among the other five fraternities. 
Looking at it from a cash basis, we took $205, to the other frats. $27.50. 

Socially, as well, we had no reason to complain. Our annual banquet 
was equal in elegance to any that has preceded it, and surpassed all in 
number. The entire year was decidedly lively. Brother Hayes, '93, 
helped to pull the hawser away from every tug-of-war team that pre- 
sented itself in the City of Chicago. Brother Burch was one of the two 
delegates to the convention at Ann Arbor which resulted in the form- 
ation of the Northwestern Oratorical League, comprising the University 
of Wisconsin, Oberlin, University of Michigan and Northwestern. 

A chapter of Phi Beta Kappa was established here this year, and of 
the five keys which were awarded, Brothers Denny and Demorest each 
received one, and Brother McDermott, '85, who graduated this year from 
the college of Oratory, and who, by-the-way, trained Brother Burch for 
the Kirk contest, also received one. Three out of five isn't bad for a 
start, especially when one of the other two went to the neutrals. On 
class day, Brother Denny occupied the president's chair and Brother 
Parkes presented the gifts. On Commencement Day three of the ten 
speakers who are selected for excellence in writing, speaking and general 
scholarship, were Brothers Denny, Demorest and Burch. These exer- 
cises also constitute the Kirk contest, $100 being awarded the best writer 
and speaker, and this already triumphant year was crowned by the award 
of this prize to Brother Burch. 

Brother Demorest received special honors in Latin, Greek and English 
Literature, Brother Scott in Political Economy and Chemistry, Brother 
Parkes in Biology, Brother Burch in History, and Brothers Denny and 
Demorest were first honor men. Brother Scott is going into business ; 
Brother Denny, law ; Brother Parkes, medicine ; Brothers Burch and 
Odgers, the ministry ; Brother Holden, journalism ; and Brother Demo- 
rest holds a professorship in the Morgan Park Academy. 

We undergraduates deeply regret the departure of this strong delega- 
tion and can testify to their efficient support of the chapter and their loy- 
alty to Delta U. It would be a strong chapter indeed that the loss of 
seven such men would not weaken. But we have pledged five strong 
men, who will enter Freshmen next Fall, and last term we initiated Amory 
S. Haskins, '91, of Piper City, 111., who has been almost one of us ever 
since he entered college, so we can count on nineteen men returning in 
September. It begins to look as though Delta U. has a mortgage on 
Northwestern. We most cordially invite all Delta U.'s to attend the 
convention next October and visit the second city in the United States. 

W. B. Walrath, '91. 



The past year has seen important changes in the chapter, most of 
which have resulted advantageously. As the year closes we number 
eighteen, of whom fourteen expect to return next term. This is a far 
greater number than we have had at the opening of any previous year. 
The chapter received its full share of honors during the spring term. Of 
the five fellowships in the class of '90, two were awarded to Brothers 
True and Cairns respectively, while Brother Smith was one of three to 
receive honorable mention. Two of the three special honors conferred 
at commencement were granted to Brother Bruce in Civics, and Brother 
Cairns in English Literature. Brother Smith will remain in charge of the 
University library at a remunerative salary, Brother Bruce was valedictorian 
of the class. Besides these we have other lesser honors in abundance. 

Commencement Week. — The graduation of '90 marked a change 
from the system in which members of the class appeared on the program* 
to that of an address by some educator from abroad. This year the 
address was delivered by President E. B. Andrews, LL.D., Brown, 'yo, of 
Brown University. The members of the Wisconsin chapter had the 
pleasure of meeting President Andrews at the chapter ball after the 
address, and it is needless to say that the privilege was fully appreciated. 

W T e are all sorry to find that Brother Fred H. Whitton, '89, has resigned 
his fellowship and will next year take charge of a private, school in 
Detroit. Brother Whitton was a charter member of Wisconsin, and it is 
largely due to his energy and devotion that the chapter survived the dark 
days of its early history. 

Next year we expect to enter a chapter-house, and our energies are all 
-centered on making it a real chapter home. The house will be rented, as 
are all the fraternity houses here, but is being built expressly for us, and 
will be a model in the way of convenience for our uses. Now that we 
will be able to receive in our own home, we especially renew our invitations 
to all Delta U.'s who come our way to stop and see us. 

Will B. Cairns. 


Commencement Week passed off pleasantly ; '90 graduated fifty-six 
men, with three specials. The resignation of President Knox was deeply 
.regretted and his place will be hard to fill. 

Delta Upsilon loses five men this year from her active members — 
four engineers and one classical. 

On class day, Brother Somerville was chairman of the music committee, 
and also on the Senior Assembly committee. At the field sports, Brother 
•Griffith received a medal for pole-vaulting. Brother Hempstead was 
.business manager of the Melange, the college annual. 


Delta Upsilon held her fifth annual banquet at the Franklin House on 
Monday evening. Twenty-two gathered around the festal board, at which 
Brother Harry T. Beatty, '87, presided. 

The following alumni were present : the Rev. U. W. Condit, Williams, 
'47 ; George K. Angle, '85 ; John G. Conner, '87 ; Stewart Croasdale, '88 ; 
Warren S. Blauvelt. Columbia, '90 ; Aaron H. Van Cleve, Lehigh, '90 ;. 
also Clinton E. Walters, formerly '90, anil Charles M. Sciple, '92, of 
New York city. The toasts were well responded to. It was an enjoyable 
time for all ; and it was at an early hour when the company broke up 
with rousing cheers for Delta U. 

Through the kindness of an unknown friend, the engineers of the col- 
lege were presented with an iron bridge. It was erected on the campus, 
the work being done entirely by the Senior engineers. Brother Somer- 
ville was chief draughtsman, and Brother Beal assistant engineer. The 
bridge is to be taken down after commencement, and will be put together 
again by each succeeding class, thereby gaining practical knowledge in 
bridge building. 

Several of our alumni brothers received the degree of A. M. Of the 
'87 men, Harry T. Beatty, John G. Conner, Robert J. Rankin, John G. 
Roe, also Kensey J. Stewart, '86, and George K. Angle, '85. 

Brother Robbins, '90, has accepted the position of assistant engineer on 
the West Virginia Central R. R , and will be located at Cumberland, Md.. 

W. G. McKinney. 


The close of the college year finds the Lehigh chapter in a quietly- 
prosperous and promising condition. 

Commencement Week began June 16th. The Papal Inquisition,, 
of which Calculus was the victim, took place Monday evening, on the 
campus. Brother Shelby, '92, commenced the proceedings by reading 
the Pope's bull. 

Calculus was, of course, found guilty and executed with great eclat. 
Tuesday was class day, and Brother Fink delivered the Tablet oration in 
his customary dramatic style. The hop, given by the Junior to the Senior 
class, followed in the evening. 90 was graduated on Thursday, num- 
bering fifty-three men. Brother Van Cleve had the salutatory oration. 

The university has been enjoying a remarkably successful year, espec- 
ially in athletics. The class of '93 added some excellent material to the 
baseball team, which made a very good record. Dashiell and Brother 
Warriner (half backs of last years football team,) alternated in the 
pitcher's box, the latter leading the team in batting. By defeating 
Princeton in lacrosse we secured the college championship of the United 
States. The Musical organizations are in better shape than ever before,. 


and have received very fair support. Delta U. is represented by Brother 
Shelby on the banjo club, Brother McCaskey on the orchestra, and Brother 
Paine on the Glee Club. '94 promises a great deal, both in quantity and 
quality, and we have commenced an active campaign. The '91 Epitome, 
in which your scribe was interested, as secretary of the board, appeared 
on the 26th of May, and was very well received. Brother Shelby, '92, has 
been elected to next year's board. 

Beside those already mentioned we modestly point to the following 
offices and honors held by members of our chapter during the past term : 
Acting president of the Chemical Society, president and treasurer of 
Natural History Society, business manager Engineering Journal, mana- 
ger Freshman Lacrosse team, treasurer Junior class, and four members 
of the chapel choir. 

Our Saturday afternoons, the usual loafing time for college boys, have 
been rendered very delightful this term by the afternoon teas given to 
the chapter by Mrs. Adams, the mother of one of our new men, and Miss 
O'Hare. Such little oases in the desert of college bachelorism are 
extremely acceptable. We enjoyed a very pleasant call near the end of 
the term from Brother Yalden, New York, '93. 

The graduating class takes with it four good Delta U.'s. : Warriner, 
Fink, Piatt and Van Cleve ; leaving us ten men with which to begin the 
September term. Lehigh sends warmest greetings to her sisters, and 
best wishes for a jolly vacation and a victorious campaign. 

Paul M. Paine. 


Never within the history of Delta Upsilon at Tufts has the chapter 
been in as flourishing a condition as at present. During the past year we 
have secured many men, who are proving a great aid to us in the success- 
ful career of our chapter. 

We have four members in the graduating class. Brothers F. T. Nel- 
son, W. F. Sewall and W. C. Snow graduated from the regular course; 
Brother A. G. Pettingell was in the Electrical Engineering department. 
Brother Sewall had a commencement part, and it is very gratifying to us 
to be able to say that not on account of standing were the others debarred 
from that honor. 

W. F. Sewall is 23 years of age. Residence, Livermore Falls, Me. 
Fitted for college at Westbrook seminary ; he has always been active in 
literary circles ; was chapter editor of the Quarterly, and for the past 
year Editor-in-Chief of the Tuftonian, a semi-monthly published by the 
Tufts College Publishing Association. 

F. T. Nelson, 21 years of age, resides in Nashua, N. H., prepared for 
■college at the Nashua High School. He took very high rank in his class, 


was one of the associate editors of the Tuf Ionian and was also a mem- 
ber of the " famous" Tufts College Glee and Banjo clubs. 

W. C. Snow T , of Ottawa, 111., is 21 years old. He fitted for College at 
the Ottawa High School, has always taken an active part in Educational 
matters, and has proved to be one of the "old stock." 

A. G. Pettingill, of Livermore Falls, Me., prepared for college at 
Westbrook seminary, at time of graduation he entered the electrical course 
at Tufts, and is now fully prepared to snatch the lightning from the clouds 
in the most " shocking " manner. We have some excellent men remain- 
ing in the chapter and next year we hope to increase our number. 

The Fraternity may look to Tufts for the hearty support of Delta U. 

John B. Weeks. 


The University has completed a very successful year, it being the first 
under the administration of Dr. John. Considerable change has been 
made in the method of governing the students and in the course of study. 
Better 1 pportunity is given for specializing. Departmental honors will 
not be awarded in the future. The total enrollment for the year was 
1038. The total number of graduates was 70, of whom 40 comprised the 
Senior class of the College of Liberal Arts. 

Commencement Week. — The Commencements of the Law and 
Theological Schools occurred a few weeks before those of the other 
schools. Commencement week opened with the graduating exercises of 
the Normal School, with an address by Prof. W. L. Bryan, of the State 
University. On Saturday night occurred the Preparatory Commencement. 
Delta U. has already pledged three men from the graduating class. 

On Sunday morning, at 10.30, the Baccalaureate sermon was delivered 
by Bishop Thomas Bowman. At 3.15 the Annual Lecture was given by 
Dr. Arthur Edwards, editor of the Northwestern Christian Advocate. 

Probably the most attractive of the Commencement exercise was that 
of class day on Wednesday. An excellent programme was arranged 
and well executed. Brother John W. Sluss was one of the principal 
performers and received congratulations on all sides. In the afternoon 
an address was delivered by Col. Elliot F. Shepard, editor of the Mail 
and Express, New York. In consequence of the inauguration of Dr. 
John, the customary Senior addresses were dispensed with. The princi- 
pal addresses were delivered by Bishop Bowman and President John. Of 
the graduating class three were Delta U.'s. 

Our record for the past year may be briefly summed up : Associate- 
ediior of the college paper ; President of the Athletic Associasion ; one 
first class and three second class departmental honors. 

William O. Bowers. 



The class of '90 which has just graduated has not afforded us much' 
chance for honors as we were unfortunate, or, begging '90's pardon, for- 
tunate in having only one man in the class, but the one we had passed in 
good style and is now an A. B. Our new rooms have been our special 
pride for the past year, and we take great pleasure in receiving our broth- 
ers from out of town, who happen to be in the city. Our boys have been 
quite active in athletics this year ; we had two men on the College foot- 
ball team and one on the University Cricket eleven. We had men in the 
College crews that won four races last Saturday. This is the first year 
we have not had at least one man in the college eight-oared shell ; one of 
our men had a place but he was taken ill about a month ago and com- 
pelled to stop training. We have representatives on almost all of the 
different class teams. At the last examinations we had three men on the 
honor list. Last March we held our second annual banquet, nearly all 
of our alumni were present, and all responded heartily to the toast of the 
success of Delta U. Wishing all the other chapters a most pleasant sum- 
mer vacation, the Pennsylvania chapter sends good-bye till the Fall. 


The Minnesota chapter returns thanks for her most cordial reception* 
into the ranks of Delta U., and feels certain that the fraternal relations 
so recently established, will develop into close and lasting ties of friend- 
ship and brotherhood. The year has been one of unusual prosperity for 
the University. The enrollment during the year has passed the 1,000 
mark, and a still larger increase may be expected for the next year. The 
large chemical and physical laboratory is fast reaching completion and 
will be ready for occupancy in the Fall. When this building is finished, 
the institution will be well equipped, with the exception of a library build- 
ing and a gymnasium, both of which we hope to see erected in the near 

The law and medical departments are in an exceedingly prosperous 
condition, the former turning out its first graduating class of 40 members, 
the latter graduating 23. There were 44 degrees conferred in the college 
of science, literature and arts, and 12 in the college of mechanic arts, 
making the total number of graduates, at this its 18th commencement, 
119, the largest in the history of the institution. 

There are seven rival fraternities represented here : Chi Psi, Delta 
Tau Delta, Phi Kappa Psi, Sigma Chi, Beta Theta Pi, Delta Kappa Epsi- 
lon and Phi Gamma Delta; also two local societies. In the matter of 
honors and representation we can lay claim to our full complement, and. 
need fear comparison with none. 


Of the one college paper, the Ariel, Brother Clark, '91, is editor-in- 
chief ; Brother Richardson, '90, reporter for the medical department ; and 
Brother Carroll, '91, reporter for the mechanical department. Brother 
Shaw, '90, was an editor on '90's Gopher, the college annual. Although 
none of our men took part in this year's field day sports, yet we can lay 
claim to some athletic honors. Brother Shaw for two years held the uni- 
versity record for long distance running. Brothers Richardson and Shaw 
are on both the reserve foot-ball team and *9o's team, which has yet to be 
defeated by another class team. Interest in baseball has been much 
greater than in any previous year, and our college team has done, on the 
whole, excellent work. Brother Brabec, '90, as pitcher, has proved himself 
well nigh invincible. He has played this position on the team for three 

Brother Stacy, '91, is president of the Oratorical Association and Bro- 
ther Chowen, '91, a delegate to the State Oratorical convention ; Brother 
Wilson, '90, is Big Medicine man and Brother Shaw, '90, wampum holder 
of the Indian club; Brother Chowen, '91, is president of the engineer 
society and I brother Carroll, '91, last year's business manager, is now 
treasurer of the same society ; Brother Brabec is vice-president of the 
rink association ; Brother Shaw is a member of the banjo club, a member 
of the press club, and a lieutenant in the cadet corps ; Brother Covell, '90, 
was the vice-president of the Delta Sigma literary society, and Brother 
Chowen a tenor in the chapel choir. Brothers Wilson, '90, and Brabec, 
'90, in connection with their university work, taught in the Minneapolis 
evening schools during the winter term. Brother Clark, '91, was given 
permission by the faculty, and assigned a room in which to conduct a 
class in stenography and type-writing of those who desired to pursue this 
line of work in connection with their other work. 

The Senior class day exercises were the most enjoyable that have ever 
been held here ; Brothers Cutts, Wilson and Shaw were on the committee 
of arrangements. Brother Brabec, as class statistician, presented one of 
the most pleasing parts of the programme. The mock faculty meeting 
was the feature of the programme ; Brothers Richardson, Brabec and 
Shaw assumed roles, the former making a decided hit. The Senior 
promenade, held in the coliseum, was a very brilliant and select affair. 
Brothers Covell, Richardson and Shaw served on the committee, of which 
the former was chairman. Brothers Beach and Shaw, '90, served on the 
memorial committee. At the commencement exercises, Brothers Cutts, 
Wilson and Covell delivered orations, and Brother Shaw received honor- 
able mention for work in the history department. 

Realizing that a chapter house is one of the most important aids to 
a chapter's success, we have just closed a lease for the pretty sixteen-room 
house, No. 617 15th Ave., S. E. Minneapolis. The location is particularly 


fine and is convenient to the university. It contains three chapter rooms, 
ten sleeping rooms, kitchen, dining-room and bath-room, all admirably 
arranged for our purposes. At present we are busily engaged in renova- 
ting and furnishing, in the hope that we may have everything in order and 
homelike when our members outside of the city return after vacation. 

Our initiates were given a hearty reception by the other fraternities, 
and, according to custom, were bounced in royal style. We have several 
good men in view from the lower classes, and are already making arrange- 
ments for chapter quarters. With a strong alumni association to aid and 
encourage us, we look forward to a prosperous career. 

Albert W. Shaw. 


The departure of our '90 delegation recalled, among other facts, a 
singular feature of its history. There were connected with the delegation, 
during its four years of active service, thirteen men (a significant number), 
and only one of the original delegation remained to graduate. While the 
aggregate might annoy the somewhat superstitious brothers, it did not 
interfere, however, with the success of the delegation. Both introduction 
and conclusion to its four years' history record a prize. The total amount 
of money received as prizes by the delegation was nearly $300 — a large sum 
considering the fact that Brown gives an extremely small amount of prize- 
money to its students. At Commencement, Delta U. outstripped all her 
competitors. Brothers Watjen, McMurry and Newell were among the 
ten speakers ; Brothers Dealey and Stockwell were ranked among the 
first six men in the class ; Brother McMurry received special honors in 
Philosophy, Brothers Dealey and Lisk in Greek, Brother Dealey in History 
and Political Science (the first time this honor was ever awarded), and 
Brother Newell in Analytical Chemistry. Brother Dealey also received 
the Foster Greek prize and Brother Watjen the Philosophical Essay prize. 
In brief, Delta U. received five out of a possible eleven prizes. 

Brother Stockwell will teach in Philadelphia and Brother Lisk in 
Huntsville, Ala. ; Brother McMurry will enter Harvard Law School and 
Brother Watjen will take a course at Newton ; Brother Newell will con- 
tinue at Brown as a candidate for the degree of M.A., and an assistant 
in the chemical laboratory. 

In the Sophomore declamations the second prize fell to Brother Stone. 

The year has been successful in every way and we feel that our record 
will be of material assistance in the coming campaign. 

Lyman C. Newell, '90. 


Marietta greets her sister chapters from her summer quarters on the 
peaceful banks of the Muskingum. In one of the prettiest and most con- 


venient retreats in the State, twelve of her sons have met to continue inx 
the free relations of camp life the class associations of the college year,, 
and to experience in a new way the benefits of fraternity existence- Sev- 
ered from our college duties, we have resigned ourselves to the uninter- 
rupted occupation of novel-reading and singing of Delta U. songs, withi 
occasional resort to the pleasures afforded by the river at our feet. Un- 
trammeled by the ties of society, we are yet separated only by the river's 
breadth from the enjoyment of social intercourse with the fair friends of 
Delta U., some of whom have taken up their summer residence on its 
banks. In sight of the passing trains and steamers our Fraternity banner 
floats in the breeze side by side with the flag of the Union, to bid welcome*, 
to any stray brothers who may be travelling our way. 

With commencement past it is possible to present in brief review the* 
work of the year, with its triumphs and defeats, and from this to gain- 
wisdom for the Fall campaign. In literary work we have kept our usual 
high place. Morris and Ward, '90, and Shedd, '91, have been on the- 
Olio board ; and of the six editors for the coming year, three are Delta 
U. men. Of the four society librarians we have furnished three, and will 
supply the same number next year; while three of our men are members- 
of the college glee club. Jones, '91, and Cooper, '92, among others, have 
maintained the high standard of our Fraternity in scholarship by carrying 
off first place in their respective classes. The first Junior prize essay 
and second prize Declamation were won by Delta U. men. In other 
fields of fraternity and college work, we think we have not fallen behind 
our predecessors. During the year just closed we have initiated six mei\ 
from the class of '93. Brothers Bartlett, Miller and Shedd during the 
commencement of '89, Hayward and Morrison during the first term of 
'90, and John Quincy Eaton during the last term. Of our whole number,, 
twenty-one, we have lost only one, Miller, '93, who has left college for the- 
present to engage in business. With the graduation of the class of '90,. 
our chapter has lost the active membership of three men, Moore, Morris- 
and Ward, who have done much to upbuild it, and whose loss will be 
greatly regretted by the remaining members ; especially by the incoming; 
Seniors, who have been associated with them for three years and have 
profited by their instruction. 

Our greatest anxiety is with regard to men from '94. Owing to the- 
poor quality of the larger part of that class in the preparatory department,, 
we have found it impossible to secure men, who we believed would main- 
tain the high standard which we try to uphold. Hence our hope of 
obtaining men lies in those who are expected from other preparatory- 
institutions. Nevertheless we have great faith in the final success of 
Delta U., and are looking hopefully forward to the opening of the Fall 


Commencement Week this year was unusually interesting to our 
chapter, owing to the fact that it commemorated the successful comple- 
tion of twenty years of fraternity existence. The exercises of the week 
began Sunday afternoon with the Baccalaureate Sermon by President 
Eaton, and the address in the evening before the Y. M. C A. Monday 
afternoon came the prize Declamations, four of the eight speakers being 
Delta U. men. In the exhibition of the literary societies, we were well 
represented. Tuesday was devoted, as usual, to the alumni, who were 
addressed in the morning by Dr. Maxwell, of Cincinnati, and in the even- 
ing by Dr. Little, of Boston. The graduating exercises took place 
Wednesday morning in the City Hall, which was packed. Of the ten 
orations delivered, two were by our men. In the evening occurred the 
annual fraternity banquets, which were held early in order to give oppor- 
tunity to attend the President's Reception, given in the literary society 
halls. This year a new fraternity was numbered among the banqueters, 
Alpha Tau Omega, which has been established with ten members. An 
unusually large number of our alumni assembled with us in our hall at 
the supper hour to celebrate the chapter's birthday. After a good supper 
and much social enjoyment we adjourned with many good wishes and 
strong hope for the future. 

Delta U. Camp, Rainbow, O. 


It is intended to make this department a supplement to the Quinquen- 
nial Catalogue, published in 1884, and with this object in view, Alumni 
and friends of the Fraternity are earnestly requested to send items of 
interest, changes of address, etc., concerning members of the Fraternity, 
to the Editor, Box 2887, New York, N. Y. 


'46. The Hon. John C. Clegg has retired from the practice of law, and is 
now living at 131 West 97th St., New York, N. Y. 

'54. The American Baptist Missionary Union held its 76th annual exer- 
cises in Chicago, 111., on May 23. The president of the society, the Rev. 
George W. Northrup, D.D., LL.D., delivered the opening address. Dr. 
Northrup assisted in founding Morgan Park Theological seminary, of 
which he has been president ever since. He made a strong plea for 
better preachers, suggesting that the leading and prominent men who 
preach for big salaries in fine churches give up their comfortable berths 
and go out and labor for the heathen. His opinions, although extremely 
radical, were favorably received. 


'62. Franklin E. Nettleton, dealer in pianos and organs, in Scranton, 
Pa., has a winter home in Lake Helen, Florida. He is active in all good 
work in Florida, is President of the State Sunday School Union and of 
the Y. P. S. C. E. He is a trustee of Rollins college. He is also active 
and influential in such work in his northern home. 

'62. Francis H. Snow, chancellor of the university of Kansas, has been 
honored with the degree of LL.D., by Princeton. 

'84. The Rev. Calvin M. Clark has returned from Germany where he 
has been studying for the past two years, and is now in West Salem, 

'85. The Rev. George S. Duncan, class '81 Albany High school, and 
present pastor of the Dickinson Presbyterian church, of Carlisle, Pa., has 
received a unanimous call to the Westminster Presbyterian church, of 
Harrisburg, with the grant of a year's leave of absence for study abroad 
before beginning his duties. — Albany Argus, 

'86. Orlando C. Bidwell, Esq., formerly of Elmira, N. Y., has opened 
a law office in Great Barrington, Mass. 

'86. William M. Marvin's address is Hoosick Falls, N. Y. 

'88. Augustus R. Timerman is private secretary to the General Passen- 
ger Agent of the Baltimore & Ohio R. R. in New York city. 

'90. Frank K. White has accepted a position with his uncle's firm, 
R. H. White & Co., drygoods merchants, Boston, Mass. 


'39. The University of Michigan conferred the degree of LL.D., upon 
Ex-Governor Austin Blair, of Jackson, Mich., at its last commencement. 

'40. Dr. David Thayer, of Boston, is responsible for the invention of a 
peculiar contrivance which, for lack of a better name, may be called a 
kite motor. The apparatus, which embodies the principle of the common 
kite, may be attached with equal facility either to a wagon on land or a 
raft on the water. Bouyancy is furnished to a set of *sails with winglike 
attachments by means of small balloons. The passenger car is located 
midway between the sails and raft (or wagon if on land), and from this 
queer affair is managed by means of rope and tackle. The greater num- 
ber of sails used the greater, it is said, will be the speed attained — always 
provided there is a wind and no accident happens. — N. Y. Press. 

'46. The Rev. Ransom Bethune Welch, D.D., LL.D., professor of 
Theology at the Auburn Theological seminary, N. Y., died at Healing 
Springs, Va., June 29. He was born in 1825 and was graduated at Union 
College in 1846. He also studied for two years at Andover Theological 
seminary and afterwards at Auburn, from which institution he was gradu- 
ated in 1852. He was ordained as pastor of the Dutch Reformed church, 
Gilboa, N. Y., in 1854. He was later at Catskill, after which he was pro- 


fessor of logic at Union College from i860 to 1876. Since 1876 he has 
been at Auburn Seminary. Dr. Welch was the author of several book s 
and for some time was associate editor of the Presbyterian Review. 

'50. New Brunswick Classis dissolved the pastoral relation between 
the Rev. Alexander McWilliam and the church of East Millstone, N. J., 
on June 19, expressing their regret at the domestic affliction which led 
to the request for a release. 

'54. Walcott N. Griswold, M.D., of San Francisco, Cal., is president 
of the Union College Alumni Association of California. 

'58. President Henry A. Buttz, D.U., of Drew Seminary, conducts the 
Theological Department of the Round Lake, N. Y., assembly in August. 

"61. Charles Willis and wife, parents of the late Hon. Benjamin A. 
Willis, '61, member of Congress from the Eleventh District, have brought 
action against P. H. Sumner, A. E. Sumner, Emma Sumner, the latter's 
wife, and B. G. Bloss, to set aside a conveyance of two-thirds of the 
"" Horn Tavern " farm near Riverhead. The old people, who are advanced 
in years, were anxious to sell their farm, and Sumner, as their agent, 
found a purchaser for one-third of it in Dr. Louis Marquet, of New York 
city. The plaintiffs claim that Sumner obtained a deed of the remaining 
two-thirds on false and fraudulent representations, which led them to be- 
lieve they were deeding only one-third. The $2,500 received for the 
part bought by Dr. Marquet was never given to them, but Sumner 
induced them to take instead twenty-five shares of the Gilbert Lock Com- 
pany, of Newark, N. J., which was of no value. The two-thirds were 
subsequently deeded to Captain E. M. Reynolds, U. S. A., Sarah F. 
Reynolds and B. G. Bloss, of the Mutual Reserve Fund, of New York. 
Justice Bartlett, of the Supreme Court, gave judgment for the plaintiffs, 
setting aside the deed to Arthur E. Sumner to the extent of one of the 
two-thirds it conveyed and that all personal property must be restored or 
a money value of $500. — N. Y. Press. 

'62. Ex-Congressman Smart, says, in his Cambridge (N. Y.) Post, that 
if the Democratic expectations of gains in the next Assembly are no bet- 
ter founded than their claim to Assemblyman Johnson 's district in his 
county, Republicans have little to fear. 

'69. The Rev. Egbert C. Lawrence, Ph.D., was released June 20, from 
his pastorate over the church at Vernon, N. Y. His work there has been 
successful and the church regrets his departure. 

'72. " While chatting yesterday with Colonel Dan Lamont about the 
proposed change in the Broadway surface system by the adoption of cable 
power, I asked him if the company had definitely decided what cable 
system it would use, when he said : ' We told the State Railroad Com- 
missioners the other day that we were prepared to put in the best cable 
system if they would recommend one as the best, and that is the way we 


feel about it. It will be to our advantage to put in the best system de- 
vised, and if the experts can tell us which is the best, that is the one we 
shall adopt.' "-N. Y. Press. 

'74. James T. Hoyt, Union, '74. whose law-office is in the Temple 
Court, is one of the busy lawyers of New York city. He appreciates 
now, he says, the discipline of Prof. Whitehorne, to whom he recited 
Greek, in the preparation of his points and trial cases. Mr. Hoyt's father, 
the Rev. Z. T. Hoyt, of South Greenfield, Saratoga County, Union, '40, 
expects to answer the roll call of his class at next commencement. — Uni- 
versity Magazine. 

'87. William M. Campbell may be addressed care of the Straw and 
Ellsworth M'f'g Co.. Milwaukee, Wis. His home is Winona, Minn. 

'89. Charles H. Flanigan is engaged in civil engineering and surveying 
in West Superior, Wis. 


'57. Arthur T. Pierson, D.D., of Philadelphia, Pa., has published a new 
and revised edition of his " Many Infallible Proofs." He is the editor of 
44 The One Gospel ; or the Combination of the Narratives of the Four 
Gospels in one Complete Record," published by the Baker and Taylor 
Co , New York. The Christian at Work says : It is understood that 
Dr. Pierson has consented to undertake a brief tour among the churches 
in behalf of the work of the Presbyterian Board of Foreign Missions. It 
is probable that he will enter upon this work in the early autumn — Sep- 
tember or October. Dr. Pierson's success in arousing missionary interest 
among the churches of Great Britain, is pledge that he will do like valuable 
service here at home. 

'61. The Boston Journal of Education is high in its praise of the Hon. 
David L. Kiehle, LL.D., Minnesota's State Superintendent of Public 

'65. Hamilton conferred at commencement the degree of D.D. upon 
the Rev. Luther A. Ostrander, of Lyons, N. Y. 

'68. Dr. Edwin M. Nelson, editor of the St. Louis Courier of Medicine, 
is a member of the Board of Health of that city. His address is 950 
Hamilton avenue. 

'68. Myron G. Willard writes from Mankato, Minn., that having found 
the practice of law too confining he gave it up and is now secretary and 
manager of the Standard Fibre-Ware Company. The office and factory 
is corner of Elm and Maple streets, Mankato, Minn. 

'69. Prof. William L. Downing is chairman of the educational com- 
mittee of the Utica, N. Y., Y. M. C. A. 

'69. The Hon. William M. Lillibridge has been appointed city counselor 
of Detroit, Mich. 


'69. Selclen H. Talcott, M. D., superintendent of the Micldletown State 
Insane Asylum, has been elected associate member of the Society of 
Mental Medicine, of Belgium. Dr. Talcott delivered the annual oration 
before the Society of Hamilton Alumni at Commencement. 

'71. Prof. Charles R. Dryer has resigned his professorship in the Cen- 
tral Grammar school of Fort Wayne, Ind., to accept a position in the 
experimental department of the Fort Wayne Electrical Co. 

'76. The Rev. William H. Allbright has resigned the pastorate of the 
Presbyterian church at Stillwater, Minn., and accepted a call to the Con- 
gregational church, in Dorchester, a suberb of Boston, Mass. 

'79. Herbert M. Hill, Ph.D., formerly of Watertown, N. Y., is now 
professor of chemistry and toxicology in the medical department of the 
University of Buffalo, and professor of chemistry in department of phar- 
macy. His address is 127 14 St. Buffalo, N. Y. 

'79. The Rev. B. Fay Mills, recently has been holding special meetings 
in the Winter St. church in Bath, Me. 

'8o. Ward M. Beckwith, M.D., has just returned from Vienna, Austria, 
where he spent six months in special medical studies. 

'80. Edgar N. McGiffert, M.D., has made a good beginning in medical 
practice in Duluth, Minn. 

'84. The Rev. George W. Warren has accepted a call to the Presby- 
terian church at Plattsburg, N. Y. 

'84. The Rev. Joseph A. Adair has been elected to the professorship 
of Christian Evidences and Ethics in Hanover College, Indiana. 

'86. Prof. James B. Parsons, for four years a teacher in the Clinton 
Grammar School, has been called to the Pingry Institute, in Elizabeth, N. 
J., where he will assist brother E. W. Lyttle, '78. 

'87. Frank H. Robson has been appointed head master of the classical 
department of Blairstown academy, of Blairstown, N. J., at a salary of 

'87. Andrew H. Scott is a member of the real estate firm of Squire and 
Scott, West Superior, Wis. 

'87. Frank B. Severance has been appointed principal of the Mexico 
Academy, at Mexico, N. Y., where he succeeds Warren D. More, '88, who 
will enter Auburn seminary. 

'89. William H. Squires recently graduated from Auburn seminary, and 
will spend the summer in Germany. 

'89. Edgar C. Morris has been re-engaged for another year as assist- 
ant librarian of Hamilton College. 

'90, Melvin G. Dodge returns next year as assistant in chemistry under 
Prof. Chester of Hamilton College. 



'51. Jerome Allen, formerly of St. Cloud, Minn., is now professor of 
Pedagogics in the University of the city of New York. 

'55. Prof. William L. Montague held the fourteenth session of his 
summer school of languages, art, science, literature, mathematics and 
physical training at Amherst, Mass., July 7 to August 8. 

'yi. The Rev. Herbert G. Lord is pastor of the West Side Presbyterian 
church of Buffalo, N. Y. He resides at 55 Cottage street. 

'72. Harrison Bailey, a graduate of the Harvard Law School, is prac- 
ticing law in Fitchburg, Mass. 

'73. Henry Gibbons returned from abroad on the Columbia, sailing 
from Hamburg, July 31. 

'75. Prof. Frank A. Hosmer, of Great Barrington, Mass., has been 
elected president of Oahau College, Honolulu, H. I. 

'82. Mr. Partridge, the new Solicitor of the Department of State, and 
successor to the late Walker Blaine, was born in East Middlebury, Vt. He 
was graduated from Amherst, at the head of the class of 1882. In 1884 
he took the degree of LL.B., at the Columbia Law School. The follow- 
ing year he was admitted to the bar of the Supreme Court of Vermont 
standing the highest in examination of all the applicants. From 1885 to 
1888 Mr. Partridge was the attorney and financial manager of the Ver- 
mont Marble Company. Having somewhat impaired his health by over- 
work in this very responsible position, he spent several months in Euro- 
pean travel, early in 1889. On his return home about a year ago he 
accepted a temporary appointment as private secretary to Secretary Proc- 
tor. Until the passage of the recent act creating the office of Assistant 
Secretary of War, Mr. Partridge performed duties which ordinarily 
devolve upon an assistant secretary. When the filling of the new office 
was under consideration Mr. Partridge's ability had become so well known 
that his name was prominently mentioned, although he had then been in 
the War Department but a few months. — Harper s Weekly, June 28, 

'84. William P. Reynolds, of Hyannis, Mass., has been appointed Jus- 
tice of the First District Court, Barnstable County, Mass. In 1889 he 
was Commissioner of Insolvency and associate editor of the Cape Cod 


'66. John N. Wilson, the founder and first president of the re-estab- 
lished chapter is with the Magna Charta Mining Co., 60 Euclid ave., 
Cleveland, O. He is a frequent visitor at our Hall and is always ready 
to interest us with stories of early days in the Adelbert chapter. 


'68. The Hon. Hermon Bronson, formerly of Akron, is now residing 
at 373 Sibley St., Cleveland, O. He is president of the Cleveland-Gordon 
Press Co., 71 & 73 Ontario st. He is frequently seen at the fraternity 
gatherings, and is welcomed as one of our most enthusiastic alumni. 

'69. The Rev. Addison M. Chapin is preaching at Columbus Grove, 

'70. We were pleased to meet the Rev. John M. Seymour, D.D., a 
trustee of the college, at the alumni spread commencement week. Dr. 
Seymour is pastor of a church in Norwalk, Ohio. 

'83. Willard N. Sawyer is night superintendent of the rail mill of the 
Alleghany, Pa., Bessemer Steel Co. 

'83. Walter C. Van Ness has been elected principal of the high school 
in Ravenna, Ohio. 

'83. Charles A. Williams is proprietor of flouring mills in Kent, Ohio. 

'84. The Rev. Leland D. Rathbone is preaching in Redwood City, 

'86. Calvin A. Judson is with Sherman, Hoyt and Dustin, lawyers, 
Perry Payne Building, Cleveland, O. 

'86. The Rev. William A. Knight is preaching in Hiram, Ohio. 

'88. George T. Snyder graduated at the Case School of Applied 
Science, Cleveland, on June 12. He is a brother of E. N. Snyder, 
Harvard, '86. 


'62. Grove K. Gilbert has published, through James B. Lyon, of Albany, 
N. Y., " The History of the Niagara River." It is extracted from the 
Sixth Annual Report of the Commissioners of the State Reservation, at 
Niagara, for the year 1889. 

'64. Congressman Sereno E. Payne has developed ability in debate 
and quickness of repartee on the floor of Congress of which New York 
has reason to be proud. As a member of the Ways and Means Com- 
mittee he has become fully equipped for tariff discussion, and on Friday 
he demonstrated, what his friends have all along known, that he has 
great reserve force under his quiet demeanor. His exposure of the 
Democratic members who came to the committee to ask for protective 
duties on articles in their districts, but who opposed the completed bill, 
was a telling hit. — New York Press. 

'75. Charles R. Williams, manager of the New York Associated Press, 
lost a number of valuable books by the recent fire in the Western Union 
Telegraph building in New York, 

'80. George W. Pye is principal of the Geneva, N. Y., classical and union 

'84. Professor Frederick E. Lent, formerly principal of No. 17 school. 


died yesterday at DeLand, Florida, of consumption. Professor Lent was 
compelled to resign his position as principal last spring on account of ill- 
health. He had been in Florida several months. A wife and infant 
survive him. The body will be brought to this city for burial. — Democrat 
and Chronicle, Rochester, N. Y„ Aug. 7, 1890. 


'57. The Rev. Azel W. Wild has resigned the pastorate of the Congre- 
gational church at Charlotte, Vt. 

'6o. Edward P. Wild, D.D., of Manchester, Vt., has returned from 
Florida where he spent the winter for his health. He will resume his 
pastoral work. 

'72. The Rev. Edgar S. Walker, who has been in Pawlet, Vt., the last 
three years, is now in Castleton, Vt. 

'74. The Rev. Austin O. Spoor, of West Chazy, N. Y., goes to Peru, N. 
Y., for the coming year. 

'76. The Rev. Horace P. James has left the Congregational church at 
Cooperstown, North Dakota, and accepted a call to Colfax, Washington. 

^77. Harry P. Stimson, who has been seriously ill during the winter in 
a New York hospital, is gradually recovering. 

'78. William H. Shaw, principal of the Vergennes High School for the 
last six years, has resigned because of ill-health. 

'82. Henry E. Howard has been pastor of the M. E. church at Johnson, 
Vt, since April, 1890. 

'82. Clarence G. Leavenworth has been for four years manager of a 
marble business in Cleveland, O. His address is 625 Oakdale avenue. 

'83. The Rev. George M. Rowland is a missionary in Tottori, Japan. 

'84. The Rev. James Ten Broecke is taking a post-graduate course in 
philosophy, at Yale. Since graduation he has been in Rochester Theo- 
logical Seminary three years, and was pastor of the First Baptist church 
at Weedsport, N. Y., for one year, 

'86. Marvin Hill Dana, of Malone, N. Y., has published a small volume 
of his poems. 

'89. William F. Alden has accepted a position in the Census office in 
Washington, D. C, and will study law there in the Fall. His address is 
915 New York Ave., Washington, D. C. 


'60. The Rev. Egbert Winter, D.D., pastor of the Second Reformed 
church, Grand Rapids, Mich., has been simultaneously honored with D.D., 
by Heidelberg University, and by Hope College. 

'65. The Rev. George Swain, D.D., of Allentown, N. J., delivered the 
annual address before the Rutgers alumni, on June 18. 


'65. The Rev. Adrian West veer, of Stanton, N. J., has accepted the 
pastorate of the Secend Reformed church of Cleveland, Ohio. 

'6$. Edward A. Bowser, LL.D., the accomplished Professor of Mathe- 
matics of Rutgers College, is out with his seventh volume, from the press 
of D. Van Nostrand Company, entitled " The Elements of Plane and 
Solid Geometry. , ' His preceding works have met with exceptional suc- 
cess, having already been adopted as text-books in some eighty colleges 
and universities in this country and Canada. This one combines the 
excellencies of Euclid with those of Legendre and Rouch6 and De Comber- 
ousse, and the syllogistic form is retained throughout. — Christian Intel- 

'75. The Rev. John H. Salisbury, of Trenton, N. J., received the honor- 
ary degree of Doctor of Divinity at the last commencement. 

'77. Prof. Henry Veghte has resigned his professorship in the Univer- 
sity of California, and intends to spend a year in study in Germany. 

'77. La Rue Vredenburg is practicing law in Springfield, 111. 

'81. The Rev. George H. Stephens dedicated his new church at Flan- 
ders, N. J., June 19th. The Rev. Albert Erdman, D.D., Hamilton, '58, 
delivered the sermon. 

'82. William I. Chamberlain, though a missionary in far off India, 
retains his old love for athletics. His brother J. Chester Chamberlain, '82, 
recently sent him a full line of baseball and tennis goods. 

'87. Franklin A. Pattison is in charge of the Edison Electric light 
plant in Williamsport, Pa. 

'89. Kojiro Matsugata received the degree of D.C.L., from the Yale 
Law School last June. He delivered the philosophical oration on '• The 
Constitution of Japan." 

'89. John P. Street is chemist and computer for the New Jersey agri- 
cultural experiment station, at New Brunswick, N. J, 

'90. E. T. Middleton remains at New Brunswick, as instructor in physics 
in the college. R. W. Stotesbury will study law with brother James G. 
Meyer, '84, at Matteawan, N. Y. Warren R. Schenck will study law 
with his father in New Brunswick, N. J. R. S. Voorhees and S. H. 
Lockett, have accepted places with the Julian Electric Traction Co., New 
York ; address, Fifth Ave. and 84 street. John S. Van Orden and E. B. 
Van Arsdale will enter the New Brunswick Theological Seminary. 


'70. William T. Peck is principal of the classical department in the 
high school at Providence, R. I. Residence address, 94 Point St. 

'82. Frederick L. Gamage, principal of the Oxford N. Y. Academy, is 
president of the Oxford Young Men's Republican Club. 

'83. Alfred W. Anthony has returned from Germany and will enter 


upon his professorship in the Fall in the Bates Theological Seminary, 
Lewiston, Me. 

'83. v Alfred W. Fitz, Esq., has become treasurer of the Chelsea Wire 
Fabric Rubber Co., Broadway, Chelsea, Mass. He resides in Wakefield. 

'85. Ferdinand C. French has returned from Germany and is now at 
56 Holden St., Providence, R. I. 

'87. Walter C. Bronson, of Cornell University, has been called to the 
chair of rhetoric and English literature in De Pauw University, Green- 
castle, Ind. Mr. Bronson took a post-graduate course at Harvard divinity 
school, and this year took M. A., at Cornell. Before his election to De 
Pauw he had been offered the junior professorship of English literature 
in Brown University. 

'90. Edgar Eldredge is a member of the law firm of Eldredge & Eld- 
redge, Ottawa, 111. 


'79. The Rev. Levi D. Temple, of New York, has accepted a call to 
the First Baptist church of Lansing, Mich. This church is one of the 
foremost of its denomination in the State. 

'80. Welland Hendrick, of Saratoga, N. Y., is recording secretary of 
the N. Y. State Teachers 1 Association. 

'88. Irving A. Douglas, of the N. Y. Tribune staff, was married in 
Oneonta, N. Y., August 14, 1890, to Miss Harriet Foster Saunders. At 
home, after September 1, 954 Greene Ave., Brooklyn, N. Y. 

'89. Creighton R. Storey is pastor of the Immanuel Baptist church in 
Syracuse, N. Y. Besides his pastoral work he is pursuing Theological 
studies in Hamilton, N. Y. 

'90. Herbert F. Mallory will teach next year in St. John's school, Sing 
Sing, N. Y. 


'66. Samuel B. Duryea, Esq., of 46 Remsen St.. Brooklyn, N. Y., is 
president of the Tree Planting and Fountain Society of Brooklyn. 

'73. The Brooklyn, N. Y., Eagle, of July 20th, 1890, contains a half- 
column editorial praising the administration of the Hon. HansS. Beattie, 
street commissioner of New York city. 

'74. William O. Schwarzwaelder has removed his business from Pearl 
St. to 37 and 39 Fulton, corner of Pearl St., New York, where he has 
opened a fine double store for the sale of desks, office furniture, etc. 

'78. Henry Randel Baremore is with the firm of James Chambers, 
wholesale shoe dealers, 204 and 206 Church St., New York, N. Y, 

'84. Dr. Charles A. Bush has removed his dental office from Bedford 
ave. to the " Alhambra," Nostrand Ave., cor. of Macon St., Brooklyn, N. Y. 


'86. " Charles H. Roberts & Co." is the name of a firm dealing in 
Builders' and Roofers' Materials, 243 Reid avenue, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

'87. Harry S. Andrew, C. E., is in the employ of the U. S. Government 
and at present engaged on work in the New York Harbor. He resides 
at 112 West 94th street. New York, N. Y. 

'87. The Rev. Austin D. Wolfe has been ordained and installed pastor 
of the Presbyterian church of State Centre, la. 

'88. Harry E. Schell is with Sherman and Sterling, lawyers, 45 Broad- 
way, New York, N. Y. 

'90. George A. Macdonald is on the editorial staff of the Journal of 
Railway Appliances, 113 Liberty street, New York, N. Y. He is also a 
contributor to the Scientific American. 


'72. Professor Romyn Hitchcock, of the National Museum, Washington, 
D. C, has been selected by the National World's Fair Committee to go 
to Japan to collect exhibits for the Fair. 

'74. The Hon. Charles D. Baker, of New York, Assistant U. S. Dis- 
trict Attorney, has been appointed a member of the New York Judiciary 
Revision Committee from the First District. 

'87. James E. Russell is principal of the Cascadilla school, Ithaca, N. Y. 


'69. Seymour J. Hathaway, Esq., of Marietta, O., delivered an able 
address entitled " Children's Homes in Ohio," before the National Con- 
ference of Charities and Correction, in Baltimore, Md., May 19, 1890. 
The address has been printed. 

'75. Arthur H. Bowen, M.D., formerly of London, Ohio, is now prac- 
ticing his profession at 56 South 4th street, Columbus, Ohio. 

'85. Harold Means is a car accountant and transfer clerk of the Ashland 
Coal and Iron R. R., Ashland, Ky. 

'89. Howard W. Dickinson has been reappointed principal and professor 
of mathematics and science of the Beverly, Ohio, Academy. 


'78. William L. Jenks is practicing law at Port Huron, Mich. 

'79. Jeremiah W. Jenks was recently offered the professorship of 
political economy in the University of Michigan for one year, during the 
absence of Prof. H. C. Adams, but was induced, by a raise in salary, to- 
remain in the University of Indiana. 

'82. Clarence H. Childs is vice president, counsel and a director of the 
Guaranty Building & Loan Association, of Minneapolis, Minn. 


•84. Eugene A. Byrnes is first assistant examiner in the Patent Office, 
Washington, D. C. 

'85. The engagement of Fred C Hicks to Miss Verna E. Sheldon, of 
Chicago, is announced. Brother Hicks has accepted a place in the census 
bureau, at Washington, until next February, when he will return to Ann 
Arbor to take charge of the political economy work in the University, 

'86. Raymond W. Beach is practicing law in Chicago, 111. Address, 
615 Tremont street. 

'86. Nathan D. Corbin has accepted the professorship of political econ- 
omy and history at the Michigan Agricultural College for the ensuing 

'86. A department of biology has been established at the University of 
Rochester, and Charles Wright Dodge, of Detroit, has been elected to- 
occupy its chair. For the past four years he has been at the head of the 
biological department of the Detroit High School, where he acquired an 
excellent reputation. It is the intention of the faculty to build up a valu- 
able biological department and a biological laboratory and lecture-room 
is to be fitted up in Anderson Hall. 

'87. Dr. A. L. Benedict exhibited an unusually fine collection of Indian 
relics before the High School on Tuesday morning, accompanied by an 
interesting talk upon them. He is an enthusiastic collector, and has 
worked in this locality for Indian remains with unusual success.— Buffalo, 
N. Y., Express, May 15. 

'87. Will J. Hathaway is with the Union School Furniture Co., Battle 
Creek, Mich. 

'87. Joseph W. Kramer is bookkeeper for Kramer & Son, La Porte, 

'88. Elmer E. Clark is teaching in the city schools of Hamilton, Mo. 

'88. Clayton A. Reed is a member of the firm of G. E. Reed & Co., 
lumber dealers, Richland, Mich. 

'89. Will H. Sherzer will take charge of the Houghton, Mich., high 
school this Fall. 

'90. Arthur McNeal will enter the Rush Medical College in Chicago. 
C. A. Wheat, formerly of the Colgate chapter, will take a government 
position in Washington. George H. Snow is local editor on the Ann 
Arbor, Mich., Register. Irving G. McColl will teach. Edmund S. C. 
May will engage in civil engineering work. Harry N. Quigley will return 
to Ann Arbor next Fall and complete his work in the law department. 


'81. Very favorable reports are being received of the work of the Rev. 
John C. Butcher in Bijnour, India. 

'82. The Rev. Robert H. Pooley is preaching in Appleton, Wis. 


'84. The Rev. Leon E. Bell is preaching in Youngstown, N. Y. 

'85. William H. Foster, Esq., is a member of the law firm, Dunham 
& Foster, Geneseo, 111. 

'85. Eugene E. McDermott graduated this year from the Northwest- 
ern College of Oratory. 

'87. Hugh D. Atchison and George I. Larash graduated this year from 
the Garrett Biblical Institute. 

y $7. Benton Middlekauff is practising law at Baltimore, Md. ; he ex- 
pects to enter Johns Hopkins. 

'87. Ambrose P. Winston sailed July 31, on the Columbia, from Ham- 
burg, for home. 

'89. Columbus Bradford is building up a strong church at Clifton 
Heights, St. Louis, Mo. 


'82. Clark University, Worcester, Mass., has provided for a one year's 
course in the History and Principles of Education to begin in October 
next and continue till June. A correspondent of the Tribune says : 
" It will be given by the president of the university, and by Dr. William 
H. Burnham, docent in Education." 

'85. Joseph A. Hill is studying in Berlin, Germany. Address, Mauer, 
str. 8. 

'87. James H. Robinson, M.A., has received the degree of Ph.D., 
from Freiburg in Baden. He is engaged in literary pursuits, and resides 
in Bloom ington, 111. 

'87. H. Clifford Wood is managing clerk for Charles A. Jackson, 
counsellor-at-law, 16 and 18 Exchange Place, New York, N. Y. 

'88. Samuel S. Hall has left New York to accept a place in the supply 
department of the Northern Pacific R. R. Co., in Omaha, Neb. 

'89. Emil Charles Pfeiffer has been spending the summer in New York 
city and residing in the Delta U. Club House, 8 East 47th street. 


'85. De Witt C. Carter has been editor and proprietor of the Blairs- 
town, N. J., Press, ever since graduation. He writes that he is doing 

'85. William B. Marshall is a zoologist in the New York State Museum, 
at Albany, N. Y. 

'85. William W. Weller is pastor of the First Presbyterian church, 
Hackensack, N. J. 

'86. William P. Officer is a member of the banking firm of Officer & 
Pusey, at 500 Broadway, Council Bluffs, Iowa. 


'87. Henry T. Beatty graduated from the Union Theological Seminary, 
New York, in May. 

'87. The Slate Ridge church, Pa., has extended a call to the Rev. A. 
Lewis Hyde, of Monmouth Presbytery. 

'89. Benjamin McK. Gemmill is at the MacCormick Theological Sem- 
inary, Chicago, 111. Address, 1060 N. Halsted street. 


'86. Joseph G. Snyder is pastor of the Presbyterian church, Belmont, 
N. Y. 

'88. Charles L. Eidlitz is a member of the firm of Augustus Noll & Co., 
general electric light contractors, 10 West 23d street, New York, N. Y. 
He has lately been interested in forming the New York Electrical Manu- 
facturing Co., makers of the Barriett Motor and Dynamo and general 
electrical supplies. The works are at 1 54 and 1 56 West 27th street. 

'88. Percy F. Hall is an assistant clergyman in Grace Parish, New 
York, N. Y. He was ordained deacon of the P. E. church in Garden 
City Cathedral, L. I., December 22, 1889. He is Honorary Fellow of 
Columbia College, in Philosophy. 

'89. Henry W. Brush was admitted to the bar in Rochester, N. Y„ on 
March 28. He is at present teaching in the school of Prof. Lucius E. 
Hawley, Union, '77, in Buffalo, N. Y. 

'90. Francis R. Temple has left the Mt. Morris Bank and is in the 
insurance business, with his father, at 155 Broadway, New York. 


'86. William A. Lydon is a civil engineer with the Lake Tunnel Works, 
Chicago, 111. His residence address is 2952 Indiana ave. 

'S7. Charles P. Pollak is a civil engineer with the Motive Power Dep't, 
C, M. & St. P. R. R., Milwaukee, Wis. Residence address, Grand 
Avenue House. 

'87. Robert L. Whitehead is superintendent of the Crozier Iron Co.'s 
furnaces, at Roanoke, Va. 

'88. Harlan S. Miner is assistant chemist with the Welsbach Incandes- 
cent Gas Light Co., Gloucester, N. J. 

'89. Pearce Atkinson has a place with the Union Pacific R. R., and is 
now with the construction corps near Pioche, Nevada. His address is 
care U. P. R. R., Milford, Utah. 

'90. Wesley H. Beck is a civil engineer on the Rome, Watertown and 
Ogdensburg R. R. Address, 61 Oneida St., Oswego, N. Y. 

'90. Aaron H. Van Cleve is with the Brooklyn, N. Y., Elevated R. R. 

'90. Samuel D. Warriner is engineer for an Iron Co. in Woodstock, Va. 



" Michigan boys are enthusiastic over the last Quarterly." — G. H. 
Snow, Michigan, '90. 

"We all think the last number something extraordinarily fine." — W 
M, Weldon, Amherst, '90. 

14 Everyone was much pleased with the last Quarterly ; a great 
success." — W. J. Eyles, Colgate, '90. 

" You are making an excellent periodical of the Quarterly ; I find it 
especially readable." — Homer Greene, Union, '76. 

" I still have great love for Delta U., and am much pleased with the 
Quarterly."— Rev. E. P. Miller, Middlebury, '84. 

" 1 have the keenest possible love for our D. U. Association throughout 
the country." — Anson L. Hobart, M.D., IVilliams, '36. 

" I am much interested in the Quarterly, and hope all other alumni 
enjoy it as much as I do." — David B. Howland, Amherst, '83. 

" Allow me to express my extreme satisfaction with the numbers of 
our magazine published this year." — A. C. Wheat, Michigan, 90. 

" I take considerable satisfaction in looking over the Quarterly and 
keeping track of the boys/' — Frederick T. Rogers, M.D., Union, '80. 

" No. 2, Vol. VIII. of our Quarterly was duly received. I read it 
from cover to cover and am proud of it " — William F. Walker, Amherst, 

" I look forward with pleasant anticipation to living and being able 
to attend the convention set down for Harvard in '91." — Miron J. Hazel- 
tine, Amherst, '51. 

" Congratulate you, especially on artistic appearance of Vol. VIII., No. 
2, and its tasteful dress of type. The reading matter is always good."— 
W. M. P. Bowen, Brown, '84. 

" I am always glad to get the Quarterly, as it helps to keep me in 
touch with Delta U. friends in ihe States." — Andrew J. Lamoureux, Cor- 
nell, '74, Rio de Janeiro. Brazil. 

" I received No. 2 of Vol. VIII. and was much pleased with it. I am 
still interested in the Fraternity and wish for its continued prosperity.'' — 
J. W. Hastings, M.D., Brown, '76. 

11 Your last is a very good number. The picture of Deacon Bross is 
perfect. I hope you can give us more pictures of our distinguished 
brethren." — O. B. Hayes, Williams, '50. 

" The Quarterly is just the thing. W T e get literary efforts enough 
elsewhere. News is what we want and in the Quarterly we find it." 
— The Rev. F. W. Hemenway, Syracuse, '82. 


" All of the brothers who are in town and have received their Quarterly 
are loud in its praises. It is head and shoulders above all the other 
publications." — E. C. Warriner, '91. president Michigan chapter. 

" I wish you and the Quarterly continued success. I should be much 
pleased to attend the annual convention in Chicago if I can leave here." — 
Chief Justice Bartlett Tripp, Colby, '61, Yankton, S. Dakota. 

" I have not lost interest in Delta U. ; I look upon it as one of the great 
advantages that I enjoyed in college. Its influence and inspiration I feel 
to-day." — H. Olin Cady, Northwestern, '83, Chung King. China. 

" The last number of the Quarterly was immense. I was particular- 
ly pleased with the article on Solicitor General Chapman, because I had 
met him several times and knew him very well through friends." — G. W. 
Laid law. Cornell, "91. 

" Allow me to congratulate you on the success with which the Quar- 
terly is meeting, and on the attractive appearance and the general good 
qualities of the last issue. Delta Upsilon is a grand Fraternity." — C. A. 
Ward, Marietta, '90. 

" The Quarterly received last week is an admirable number. The 
Shield will be obliged to retract its assertion that the Quarterly is the 
' peer of any fraternity journal published ' and confess that it is the superior 
of any."— A. W. Ferris, M.D., New York, '78. 

11 We are very much pleased with the last Quarterly. In our opinion 
it is the best number yet. You have our hearty sympathy in your efforts 
for its improvement, and if you require our co-operation in any way in 
bringing this about, we will gladly give it." — C. A. Mead, Middlebury, '91. 

" It does a fellow's heart good in foreign lands to meet brothers from 
other chapters. A man only begins to appreciate the worth of a frater- 
nity after he has left the college walls and meets Delta U.'s out in the 
world and is so cordially received by them." — John H. Gray, Harvard \ 
'87, Halle, Germany. 

" The May issue came promptly and I found it exceedingly interesting. 
You are doing better every issue. There is a crispness and enterprise in 
its pages that ensures its success. Chamberlain, Michigan, '84, was 
much pleased with it." — E. B. Barnes, Cornell, '%&, Minneapolis, Minn. 

" February Quarterly received to-day. It is edited with great 
industry, taste and ability ; packed full of meat well digested. It is 
worth to me the price of subscription for the entire year. I have enjoyed 
the introduction to Attorney General Miller, President Andrews and the 
Rev. W. H. P. Faunce. William Bross was with us in original Social 
Fraternity, a judicious adviser and helper in the organization, and a sturdy, 
energetic, Christian gentleman." — F. W. Tappan, Esq., Williams, '37. 


The May number of the Quarterly has just reached me and I can- 
not refrain from expressing my appreciation. It is grand ! You are tak- 
ing steps in the right direction, which if kept up, will make our organ the 
means of infusing new ardor in the alumni and increase the enthusiasm 
of all D. U. undergraduates ; at the same time, serving as a means of 
drawing to us the best of the lay material that in the future will swell 
the ranks with loyal Delta U.'s. I send a check for five dollars, which 
I hope to repeat for many years, and you will please consider my yearly 
subscription to be five, instead of one dollar. Always consider yourself 
free to call on me at any time my services, in any line, can be put to good 
use in the advancing of Delta U.'s interests. — E. A. H. Tays, Union, '84. 


"Delta U. needs some new songs. — February Delta Upsilon 
Quarterly. But it needs no new editor ; its February number is a 
work of art." — April Alpha Tau Omega Palm. 

" The Delta Upsilon Quarterly opens vol. 8, with a Christmas 
number. It contains convention notes, extended Greek notes, and more 
graduate personal items than any other journal which we receive. It is 
newsy and neat, and wears the appearance of a successful career. The 
long experience of Editor Crossett makes it easy for him to produce a 
" multum in parvo " journal. Its 72 pages contain more matter in con- 
densed form than may be found in any other two." — Theta Delta Chi 

" The strong attachment which the late William Bross, of Chicago, 
had for Delta Upsilon, is of more honor to that Fraternity than would be 
the names of a dozen presidents of the United States, who had less of 
real worth and interest in Delta Upsilon ; and while a great State mourns 
the loss of her Ex-Lieutenant Governor, and a great city the loss of a 
patriarch in journalism, no tribute of respect is more worthy of the man 
than the portrait and sketch • of his life which the last number of the 
Delta Upsilon Quarterly gave."— Sigma Chi Quarterly, May, 

" We always take up the Delta Upsilon Quarterly with a feeling 
of assurance that our time spent on it will not be wasted. We heartily 
advise every chapter of Delta Tau Delta to send a dollar to the Quarterly 
and take the journal for a year. Its pages of Greek Letter Gossip are 
exceedingly valuable, and its editorials always pointed and sensible. In 
this last number every one of its twenty-five chapters were represented by 
chapter letters. The Delta U. News Items and Alumni of Delta U. are 
about as nearly perfect as anything of the sort we have seen in any 
journal." — Rainbow of Delta Tau Delta, 


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