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Editors: V. S. cTWORRISS and W. H. BLANCK 








All honored .McKenLtiean who has nevt-r ceased to lo\e 
and support his Altiia Malcr, this hook is respectfully 
dedicated by the students of MLKendree College. 




of Wichiti, Kansas. 




After many I'.ays and weeks nf work ami woi'ry. we are at last able to sulmiit to yoii the result nf mir 
labors. In presenting: to you this first volume of the ''Pig Skiri," we well realize that our work is not with- 
out faults. ( )n the contrary it undouhtedlv contains many defects and imperfections which that inevitable 
t)eing — the critic — can easilv search out and expose to the public .^aze. P.ut while we realize all this, know- 
ing that we have not attained the highest success, we nevertheless feel that in all uf our labors we have ever 
striven to do our best, and that it has been our sincere wish and ijuidins; ])urpose to make this book 
trullv representative of our beloved university. Our ideals have always been high, ami we have earnestly 
striven to embodv tlieni in this volume: so if loft\' ideals, and honest and earnest efTort count fcir anything, 
these pages shoidd be examined in a kimlly spirit. ■ , <' ;, , 

Dear readers, with these few words of ex])lanatii>n we lea\e ti> \ciu and yoiu- kindness this, our 
•Annual. Wherever your wanderings in the years to come, and whatever your lot in life's great str\iggie, 
mav this Iwiok never cease to speak to you of our dear old college days; may it always bring back to your 
memory plea.sant thoughts of many ha])py hours s|jent within .McKendree's classic IklIIs; may it ciuse to 
live anew within you the spirit of love and devotion for our alma mater. 


Recitation Hall. 


Science Hall. Chapel. 


Andrew Eisenmayer Gymnasium. 




McKendree College is the oldest institution, for hisjher education, in the State of Illinois. The 
original articles of organization, fonnulated in 1828. were signed hv 104 persons, — three of the number 
being women. — who contributed $1,385 for the erection of a building for college purposes. Among the 
articles was one specially providing that "Greek and Latin" as well as the "Higher Mathematics and the 
Philosophies should be taught." in addition to the "preparatorv branches." The first building was com- 
menced in the fall of 1828. and completed the succeeding year. In the meantime the two houses of the vil- 
lage were rented and. on Xoveinber 24. 1828. the institution, — then known as "Lebanon Seminary" — was 
opened for students, with .Mr. E. R. Ames as Frincipal, and Miss McMnrphy as his assistant. The 
academic year was divided into two sessions of five months each, the Principal being paid $25 and the assist- 
ant ^^^33 P^r month. The tuition charged for the common branches was $5.00 per session. The enroll- 
ment for the first year numbered 72 students, five of whom were women. The revenues for the first session 
amounted to S460. of which amount the Principal received $115, and the assistant $83.33. 

As a nouble fact it may be named that the records of the Board of Trustees show that the excellence 
of Miss McMurphy as a teacher is twice named in resolutions passed by that body. 

Mr. Ames, who was licensed to preach while teaching at Lebanon, antl who subsequently became 
Bishop of the M. E. Church, and Miss McMurphy were re-employed for a second term, on equal salaries, 
$25 per month. 

In 1830 the name of the institution was changed to McKendree College, in pursuance of a generous 
fkmatifrti of 480 acres of land made by Bishop McKendree in its support and with his expressed wish that 
it might cf.>mmand the support of the Illinois and Missouri Conferences- a territory, at that lime, pnLCticalK 
embracing the entire western country. 

In Januar>-. 1835. it was incorporated under the title of the ".McKendrean College," ,n,d t^v. Peter 
Alcers. on recommendation of Bishop McKendree, was chosen the first President. Rev. Jolni Dew sue- 


ccclnl l',lent Akcrs ami in i8,V.. Kcv. J,,l„-, W . M.-rrill l,i-canK. I^rcsi.lcnt. with his hrotlu-r. Annis Merrill, 
W. SuM.KTland and lli.n. Wilhani lln.un as asscciatv nicnihers ..t tlic tacuhv. 

Tln-^ faculty turnmlatol tlu- onns.-s uf mto' ..hUt. sradiiatinj; a class of seven nu-nibiTs 
with the ,le-rec of I' of Arts, in 1S41. In the nuantinie. in iS.v,, with the active Cooperation ..f Mr. 
I. inc., In. then a member of the (k-neral Assembly, a new charter, with the most generous franchises, and 
fullest I'niversity privilegres, was secure.l.— the .me nmler which the lnstituti..n is now acting. 

-McKcn.lree Collese. like all the earlv institutions of learnm-. has felt the -rin.l .,f p.,verty. In the 
c.nstructi.m ..l its original Imil.lin.o— Hk- first college buil.lin- erecte. I in the .State ..f lllin.iis— a debt was 
create.l which, .lurin- all the succee.lin.t; years, was increa.^ed an.l diminishe.I in turn, its liquidation not beinfr 
wholly etiVcteil until 18.15. 

The financial straits t.. which it was re.lnced ..ccasione.l fre,|ucnt chai-.^'es in the faculty, .since the 
revenues .,f the institution woul.l n.,ta.hnu ,,f the ,>avment of a.le,|nate salaries t., the ahnost unif,,rmly 
ca])able members comij.isiny the Imar.l .if mstniclion. 

Thn.u-h it all. b.,wever. hi.yh w..rk was mainlaine.l. an.l. in with the spirit ..f it.s 
f.'un.lers. wh., .leclared with such emphasis in behalf ,,f the classics. .McKen.lrce has kept the faith an.l 
now has ni.,re than .seventy-si.x per cent ,,f its stu.lents in the c.,lle-e w..rk pursuin- the clas.sieal course, 
the Cireek furnishincf the distinsruishin.L;- characteristic. 

.\.. c..lle.i;e in the West can make a better exhibit f..r its lab.,rs. In every .lepartment of the wirld's 
enileav..r her s.ins have rendered, ami c.mtinue to reniler. ilistinsuishe.l service. 

In public life t..-,lay. in the .State .,f lllin.,is. no eolleoe within its l,.,nlers .an make an e(,ual sh..wir,fi 
with -McKcn.lree. the ( •„wern,,r an.l l.icutenant-( i. wern.,r are McKen.lree -ra.luates: likewise two 
of its Cnsressmen. three of its olle-e prc'sicU-nts. while Iw., of the ju,lj;es .,n tie Supreme Kench. an.l the 
liresi.leia of the State llist..rical .S,,ciety arc .McKendrean.s. 

The now free ..f .lebl. its ].r..i)erty rehabilitated an.l m...lernize<l. its of study on a 
hi.crh |>lane, and an effort about t., culminate which will a.l.l $100,000 t.. its end.iwnicnt. to k- followed with 
still greater additions, already |)ledoe<l, furnish an array of facts which are the certain of the rapid 
develo])nier.t of Mck'enilree int.> rniversit\ pro])onions. 


President of McKendree College. 




Many are the educational institutions Imtli orcat and small scattered throufjliout the L'nited States, 
some splendidly equipped in every respect, and others less pretentious, but nevertheless just as well pre- 
pared to instruct the willing student in all the branches of k-arnint;-. In the center of these inightv foun- 
tains of knowledge stands the peer of all otlu rs. This is none ntber than McKendree College, the oldest 
institution west nf the Alleghany .Mountains, b'roni out the halls of this historic college countless young 
men and women of sterling cpialities have gone forth into the battle of life, achieving success in whatever 
line cif work they have undertaken, and bringing honor to themselves, and glory to that grand old institu- 
tion of which they were worthy graduates. McKendreans look with a mingled feeling of joy and love as 
they observe the names of companions written upon the historic records of their alma mater, joy because it is 
always pleasant to know and be known liy those of their comi)anions who, after years of struggle, have at- 
tained success in life's battles, and love because of the many strong friendshi])s which formed in college days. 
remain inseparable throughout life. 

r.ut. in the midst of this nndtituile wlm have borne the banner nf tiieir alma mater to the front step 
by step, there is one whose name stands forth as a guiding light to all .McKendreans. It is in his personal- 
ity that the emblem of those three words, faith, hope and charity arc brought forth in their practical sense; 
thus the life of our honored and beloved I'resident, Dr. M. 11. Chamberlain is truly represented, for it may 
be truly sai<l that no man engaged in any of life's undertakings has pursued his work with more uudaunte<l 
courage and faith in its final outcome, than has oui 'iel,)ve(l I'resident in his untiring efforts to reach that 
goal which, when gained, would place this institution upon a sound financial basis. With this end in 
view he has striven unceasingly from boyhood days, regardless of his own ])ersonal gain an. I ambitions, hut 
ever thoughtful of this institution which it was his purpose to endow. 

The father of our I'resident was one of the pioneers of Lebanon, and during the early days of .McKen- 
dree t'ollege he served as its steward. While engaged in tliis capacitx a son. who was later destiucd to 



become our President, was born on Xoveniber 17. 15538. So great was tbe father's pride in the 
he iiaiiie<l this son McKendree Hypes Chamberlain, H^ pes being for an old and honored family of th 
who were all greatly interested in the welfare of this institution. 

During the six years the son attended McKendree College the same indomitable courage which later 
in life proved so valuable, aroused his ever apt mind to the fact that the debt of McKenilree College 
should be raised by the student and alumni of the institution, ."-^o it was with this end in view he went to 
work, and on the occasion of the 40tb anniversary of die institntior, on I'eljruary 20-21. in the year 1868, 
was held the educational convention at Lebanon, 111., which was attended by many |)rominent men. for dis- 
cussing this important question. 

McKendree Hyjies Chamberlain graduated at McKendree College in the year 1831). receiving die de- 
gree of R. A. 

During hi;, senior year at McKendree he studied law under e,\-( iov. h'rench, afterward taking a law 
course at Harvard University Law School, from which institution he graduated in 18(11, receiving the de- 
gree of liachelor of Laws. 

From Harvard he went to Kansas City, .Mo., and took u\) the practice of law, Init soon after nio\ed 
to IJcardstown. III., to pursue his practice. While here he became interested in newspaper work, and durins; 
Lincoln's second campaign for the Presidency he took up editorial work on the Bcardsto-L^'ii Illiiioisiiiii. 

In 1862 he received the degree of Master of -\rts from McKendree College. < )n Junu Cith, 18(19. he 
was married to .Miss Helen L. Dana, of Kansas City. .Mo., who has ever been a devoted wife ready to cheer 
him in time of distress, or rejoice with him in time of joy. Soon after his marriage he became interesied in 
railway construction, and projected two roads, one from Chicago, 111, to Keokuk. Iowa, and the other from 
the ( )h'ut river in Kentucky to Cumberland Cjap, Tenn. lioth roads were backed by men of wealth and 
ability, and bid fair to be an assured success but for unexpected panics which prostrated every in(lu^l^\ in the 
country, and was especially hard on railway construction. I!ut this did not end his railway career, for a few 
years later he .ser\-cd five years as secretary of the Illinois Railway Commission. 

When in 1872 the l<e|)ublican State (_'onveiition of Illinois met to select an elector on the I'resi- 

(k-iitial ticket for tin.- Siiriiiiificld Cnnsrcssioiial District, tlicy rfCORiiizcil at unco the ability of this ymmi; 
man. ami without his knowledge or consent he was elected their repre.sentative by a unanimous vote; Inii 
later on in the campaign he was taken from the electorial ticket, and in spite of liis earnest protest, was 
made the Congres.sional candidate from this district, the district at that time being but a few votes short of five 
thou.sand Democratic majority. lUit regardless of this fact he carried Morgan county for the Republican 
|)arty for the first time in its history by a vote of one hundred and five majority, and at the end of two months' 
(lifticnh campaigning, was only detVated b\ S_i^ votes and at a cost of to Deiuocracy. 

Ill 1881 he went West where he spent six years engaged in mining: but during this time thoughts 
of the welfare of old McKendree were ever upiiermost in his mind as he struggled onward, hoping to 
secure suflicient money to endow it. Returning from the West he took up railroading at St. f.ouis. .\lo.. 
and while stationed there in 1894 he was notified of his election as President of McKendree College. This 
was a great surprise to him. for although he had always assisted this institution when able, he never had 
the least thouglit of becoming its President. It may well be saiil that dame fortune smiled on McKendree 
College since he became its head, for the debt has been raised, buildings repaired and steam heat installed, and 
the curriculum has been changed, until to-day it is second to rone. Thus this institution stands as a nionu- 
ment to his life work, and ere many days have passed the endowment of Sioo.cxx). for wdiich he has 
worked imceasingly. will be raised ; and thus the crowning point of his life will he reached, and a brilliant 
future of this grand old institution forever will be assured. 

When the Southern Illinois Conference of the M. E. Church met in i8<Xi at Cleveland. Ohio, and 
again in Chicago. III., in 1900, they elected as their lay delegate our honored President. He was later appointed 
by the General Conference in 1900 as one of the lay delegates to the Ecumenical t^mference of World-wide 
Methodism held in London. England, in i()Oi. but did not attend. 

In 1896 President Chamberlain received the degree of Doctor of Laws, which was conferred upon 
him bv the Grant L'niversity of Chattanooga. Tennessee, and soon afterwards he was elected as a member 
of the Rhodes Scholarship Commission, also elected a member of the Executive Committee of the Illinois 
State Historical Society, which position he holds at the present time. 


NOTE— Since writing the above article the $100.000 endowment, of which prevlou 
the untiring efforts of our beloved President. I>r. M. H. Chambt* rlln ' "'" —'-•■•- 
tlons of unselfish men has been realized, the dreams of twyhood days 
shall stand forever as a monument to McKendree College. 

^ tlon was made, lias been ralse<l, ihrouch 

n the raising of the endowment, the hopes, alms, and 
now a reality, so great, that the r ' "" " " 

?of Dr. M.ll. ChamUerlln 



McKt-ndrce College has at its licail a facultv of wlinse iiitL-.t;iity ami aliility it may justly be proiul. 
Fur no body of men connected in a eroverning- capacity with anv institution in this c<iuntiy liave worked 
harder and more successfully overcome .sfreat difficulties than the faculty of this graml old institution. 

It is to their credit and also those of their ])redecessors, that the curriculum has heen revised and 
changed until tr>-day a jjraduate of this institution is legilile tn enter the ]iost graduate department of most 
of the universities of this country without the necessity of standing an examination, the diploma itself be- 
inff taken as prima facie evidence of the thoroughness of the course of study pm'sucd. 

F.verv member of the faculty is a thorough instructor in his coin'se of study, and regardless of the 
small remuneration which lie receives, he works willingly and cheerfully to advance the interest of the 
student in every way possible. 

Mav the unselfish spirit of the faculty be appreciated by ,ill the friends of the college and when at 
last the endowment is secured may they receive a salary worth \ of tlu- position Ihev hold anrl one which will 
more than compensate them for the years of toil spent in the interests of old .McKendree. 

• A. P. D. 



Vice-President of McKendree College. 
Professor of Greel<. 





The subject of this sketcli. William C. Walton, was born in [.incoln count> , Mo., in 1866, 

When not quite a vear old his i)arei-,ts moved to Illinois, in which State lie has spent the sjreater part 

of his life: his boyhood days were spent upon a farm near Brighti.m. Ill, where he attended school and 

worked during the vacation on the farm. He graduated from the ISrightnn I litjh School in 1886 and soon 

after took up teaching in the public school where he taught for two years. 

In 1888 he entered McKendree College and after pursuing a four years' course he graduated in iSi).>, 

receiving tlic degree of Bachelor of Arts. 

Shortlv after his graduation from McKendree he joined the Snutbern Illinois Conference of the 
Methtxlist Episcopal Church, where he served two years in the pastorate until i.S()4. when he was elected to 
the Chair of Creek in McKendree College, which position he holds at the present time. In i8()3 the cks;ree 
of F^hd. was conferred upon him by his alma mater. 

I'rof. Walton was elected \'ice-President of McKendree in iS'/). which jiosition he still retains, thus 
having seen continuous service on the faculty since 1S94. 

Prof. Walton is a leading member of the M. R. Clitircli and a man of high ideals; as an instructor of 
fircek he is a capable and tireless worker; it is his object in teaching this difticull language to make it a pleas- 
ure instead of a task to the student. 

Professor ol Mathematics and AstroTiomy. 




George William Greenwood was born in Pittsburg, Pa., March lo. 1875. Wlien one year old his 
parents moved to Dunbar. Pa., his father at that time being employed by a large coal company in the Col- 
linsville coke region. 

When fifteen vears old he left school to accept a position as bookkeeper with a large firm, ar.d with 
the exception of seven months spent at a private academy, he worked until twiMity-one years old, imtting 
in spare time in later years preparing for college. 

In October, 1896. he became a member of St. Edmund Hall, Oxford University, of England, where 
lie t.wk up the honor course in mathematics. At the end of the second year in college he received second 
class honors in matheinatics. The next year he returned to Pennsylvania, where he taught school for 
one year, wheii he returned to Oxford Universit\- to complete his fourth \ear work, at the end of which he 
received first class lienors in mathematics. 

On July 7, 1900. he received the degree of I'.achelor of y\rts from Oxford University, and a short 
time afterward was elected to the Chair of Mathematics and Astronomy in McKendree College, which posi- 
tion he still retains. 

Prof. Greenwood visited Oxford University during the summer of 1904, and on June 23, received the 
degree of Master of Arts, which was presented by Canon Edward Moore, of Cantebury. Prof, Green- 
wood's ability as instructor in mathematics is not only recognized by the best mathematical journals in the 
country, to which he frequently contributes original problems, but his election as a member of the three great 
s<x:icties of mathematics, namely, the American Mathematical Society, Oxford Mathematical Society, and the 
Central .Association of Science and Mathem?tical Teacher, is in it.self a testimonial of which he may well he 
proud. On Januarv 1, 1905, Prof, Greenwood was elected a member of the American .Association for the 
.Vdvancement of Science. 


Professor of German. 



The present incuiiihent ir, the- Cliair cif ('.L-rnian in MclCendrcc CnUfgc. Kilwin Percy Baker, a son 
of a Methodist clerg-ynian. was burr, in Nri-clianicsville. ( )liiii. ( Ictober 23. 1868. 

When a ymin^ man lie attcndcil tlu- ( iraml Kivcr institntc tor two years, at tlic end of wliicli time 
he entered the North Ea.stern ( )liio Xornial Colleije where he spent tliree years in study and preparation lor 
tcachinj,'-. but stKm after took up a three years' course in tlic ( )liio Wesleyan rniversity, from whicli insti- 
tution he graduated in l8<>3. receiving the degree of Bachelor of .Arts. 

Shortly after hi.s graduation lie was noliticd of his electior, as Professor of ( lertnan and Latin in 
McKendree College, which position he held until i8(/i. when he was allowed a vacation of one year in 
order to study and travel in Europe. While abroad In- traveleil extensively ami .studiecl German nnder sev- 
eral of the hest instructors in (,ernian\. 

I'pon his return to this country he was elected lo the t'hair of ( ieniiar, in McKendree. therefore 
having served as a member of the faculty since 1893 to the present time. In 181)5 be was elected secretary 
of the faculty, which position he still retains. 

Professor Haker has been coniplimeiited and ])raise<l very liigblx by some of the best scholars of the 
German language in this country as well as by those abroad for lii^ mastery and fluency in speaking the 
( lerman tongue. 



The subject of this sketch, l-lihvard I'.. Wasgom-r, was Imrn in ('.Milfro\, 111., in 1852. His bdvlioml 
days were spent ufxin the farm near (Kulfrev. 

He moved tn Leban.m in \S(«i ami in the fall nf the same year, at the aye nf i-. Ik- entered McKendree 
I'ollege. from whicli institutinn he graduateil in 1875. receiving' tlie detjree i>f I'.aelielnr cif .\rts. 

Soon after sraduatins from .McKendree he acce])ted a position as instruetur in the school at C'liattiii. 
111., where he taught for several years, from there he went to Chautaiuiua, where he completed a course un- 
der the directions of the E. L. S. Fv ; he also finished a coiirse in Sunday school normal work at the same 

In 1879 he attended the CoUcfje at \'alpraiso. Indiana, and a year later he entered the Snutlurn Illinois 
N'ormal College at Carlxmdale. where he remained fur one term. 

In 1881 he was elected to the Chair of .Vatural Science in .McKendree College, which position he Imlds 
at the jiresent time, thus having served on the faculty since his election as Professor of Natural Science, 
with the e>:ception of one year when he tau.tjht in the Southwest Kansas College of Winlielil, Kansas. 

lie has alwavs beer, greatly interested in institute work, having taught in the various institutes in 
Illinois for twelve years during the summer vacation at McKendree. 

I 'rot. Waggoner is a leading member of the M. I-'. Church at Lebanon, and has held the imsition of 
Siindav .>.chfxjl superintendent for the last fifteen years. ;\s an instructor of N'atural Science he is a cap- 
2»le and tireless worker and great credit is due him for iin|iroviiig his dei)artnKnt until to-day it is unsur- 
passed by any college in this State. 


Professor of Latin. 





James C. Dollcy was born in llitjhlanrl county. \'a., Augiut 7, 1865. When a young man he at- 
temled the public schools in Maryland, after which he entered the Randolph-Macon College at .'\shlan(I. Va., 
from which institution he graduated in June. 1888. receiving the degree of Baclulor of Arts. 

Soon after his graduation the degree of ^^aster of .Arts was conferred u])on liim by his alma mater. 

Prof. Dolley's ambition to liecome an instructor was given its tirst impetus wlien lu- served as prin- 
cipal of the Alleghany Institute nf West X'irginia for two years. Tlie following year he was elected 
teacher of Latin and Greek in the RfKkville .\cadcmy of Maryland, ai^ endowed training school for boys. 
The three succeeding years he served as instructor in the Randolpli-Macon .\cadomy nf ISedford. \"a., and 
then tor four years as Superintendent of Instruction, and teacher of Latin and Creek in the I logsett Military 
.\cademy in Kentucky. The next year he was elected principal of the Kentucky \\ cslyau .-\cademy, where 
he served one year. In iS*/^ he was elected to the Chair of Latin in .McKendrec College, wliich position he 
holds at the present time. 

Prof. Dolley is a graiumarian nf note. I lis thorough kr.owkilge of the Latin language combined 
with the ability to impart it to the student. ten<l to make it one of the most interesting studies pursued in the 
college course. 



Mr. A. W. Motriss. Hon. I . A. Wilson. Dr. E. 1.. Waggoner 



We. the students of McKendrce Collej^^e. e.\ttnd to the honorable Executive tOnimittee of this insti- 
tution a cordial vote of thanks for their untiring efforts in securing- for the college a well e(|nipi)ed gym- 
nasium, the need of which has been felt for many years, for the welfare and advaTicenient of old McKen- 
drce, in order to he on an equal footing with modern institutions of learning. 

Every member of the Executive Committee, which is composed of the following gcmlenuii : Dr. M. 
II. Chamberlain. Hon. J. .M. Cham";erlain. Sr.. Dr. E. L. Waggoner. Hon. T. .\. Wilson, and .Mr. A. W. 
Morriss. have worked unceasingly to advance the interests of old .McKendrce and espeeiall\ along the line of 


Member of Executive Committee. 

Chairman of Commissioners of Endowmen' Fund. 









Illinois had many f^raiul im-n thirty ti) titty years ago who coiitrihutcd to make- that State .s,'Tc-al. Imt 
tlnre were tew who did more iti his (|uiet. modest way than Andrew Eiseninayer. of Trenton, 111. 

While not lar^elv known in these later years, he was widely known in the sjeneratior, previous to this, 
( )f strong- character, intle.xilile honest\ . kindly, philanthroijic nature no one knew him hiil to like him, 

Mr, I'jsenniaver was horn in llas.shnla, I'.avaria, for many years ,i part of l-'rar.ce. l-'ehruary 22. iS_>4. 
and died in Trenton. 111.. AuKUSt _>;. hjoo. lie came to this country when he was lO years old. reaching 
New Orleans in jnne. 1840; he came at to St, Louis and from there went to St, (lair county, where some 
years later he was engaged in milling, in which business hy ])rudent management, he amassed a fortmie. 
His unostentious philanthropic gifts attest his generous kindly nature. To the t'entral Wcslyan College at 
Warrenton. Mo,, he gave a hall for students. To McKendree College, at Lebanon. 111., he gave a handsome 
gvinnasiimi and he did not forget his Bavarian home, which has a buihling contributed by him for or- 
I)hans. The gynmasium which was donated to McKendree College by .Mr. Ijser.mayer is completed and 
now stands as a model of tlic most modern architecture and as an everlasting monument to the memory of 
a great and noble man. 

To the son and daughter of Mr, .\ndre\v Eisenmayer. namely. Mr. Conrad Lisenniayer and Mrs. Liz- 
zie Webrmaim. we the students of McKendree College, tender a cordial vote of thanks for their most kind 
and generous gift of the s|)lendid e(|ui|iment for the gymnasium, for we rerdize that in tbi-- gift they have not 
oidy carried out the wishes of a loving fatlter. but have given to the students of this institution a gymnasium 
coTuplete in every detail, which lias been for many years the one thing necessary to place our institution in 
the lead of all other scIdoIs. 



Donor of Gymnasium. 



Thursday afternoon, February 3, uSi/;. nine i;iii.s met in the leailin^' ninni and ennipleted tlie uri;an- 
izaticiu of the Youngf Woman's Christian Assoeiatiim. 

'I'hcir first president was Anna i.nve. It was Miss l,,,ve tiial saw the need of a reli<jious or.i,'anization 
for the .skirls, and b\- lier earnest, persislrnt eff.irl. the '>i'. W. (.'. A. was organized. .Sinee that tinie the or- 
ijar.ization has been steadily srowin.i; in Imtli nnndiers and inlhience, and at tlie present lime it is in a 
pros])erous condition, making itself l<eenly ftlt upon the hfe of the College's young womanltood. 

The .\ssociation has sent si.x delegates lo the Ndnng Woman's Stutient Conference at Lake (ieneva. 
Wis., and also sends delegates to the Slate Lonvention. 

h'.ach department is doing successful work. Weekly devotional meetings throughout the vear are helil. 
Wednesdax afternoon at 3:45, save the first Wedne<da\ in each month, a union service is liclfl with tlie 
V. .M. C. .\. 

.Miss Kate (loulil is the president for the coming year, and the work shows nothing hut the greatest 



The Vmniir Men's Christian Association nf McKcnclree Collei^L- was iirs^aiiizcd in tlic winter of 1897-98. 

The Association has grown in spirit, influence and membership to such an extent tliat it is now recog-- 
nized as the most potent factor in tlie ])romotion of tlie sijiritual life of the colloije. 

The aims of the .Association are manyfold: it inculcates sjjiritual life by its weekly devotional meetings 
held on Wednesday evenings : it encourages systematic Bible study b\- offering a three years' course in that 
work, classes being conducted weekly by competent leaders: it has conchicteil. during the years just closing, 
a ■■.Mission Study'^ class, which meets weekly and is conducted by a member of the faculty. It also pur- 
pf)Ses to assist men in ch<x)sing their life work. During the past year a Lecture Course has liccn given, 
presenting different phases of life work. 

The Y. M. C. .\. in connection with V. \\'. C. .\. is a very important factor in the social life of the 
college. The members are always read\ to welcome new students, to assist them in selecting satisfactory 
lo<lging. and to help them in any way to make their coIUgc career the must ])leasant 

The foregoing aims of the .Association are subsidiary, but lead up to the paramcmnt aim, which is to 
lead unchristian men to Christ, and train them in ("bristian work. 

The .As.sfjciation Hall has been repaired williin the ])ast year and is now one uf (he most cheeiv and 
host er|uipped .^ssf>ciation halls of Southern llbr.ois. 

In connection with the .XssfK-iation llall, a readnig room i.s prr)vided for the ])enelit of students, where 
they have access to the daily paijers, church periodicals, magazines and enc\clo]iedias. 

Y. M. C. A. 



President I.. M. McDimald. Correspomliiiij St-cretar\ H. C. lirown. 

\'ice-Presi(lent t'. W. Mininnan Treasurer C. li. .McKiiij,'Iit. 

Recording- Secretary J. I'. ( ilotteltx . Chorister \". X. SteveiKon. 

Reli!,nons Meeliiijis : A. M. Stevenson, 11. W. Snioot, C. Al. Diiiu-aii. II. ( '. I'.roun. 

COMMITTEES. Study: .\. .\". Steveus.m. ('. II. .McKniKht. II. I., 'rhrall. J. !■'. (il,.tfelty. ('. \'. Bigler. 

.Membership: II. .\. I'ariin. 

Missionary: I'. R. (dotfelty, E. I.. .\lciri,'ai-,. I. \'. Maxey. 

I-'inance: C'. II. .McKnitrht. 



Maker, i'rof. I-:. I' 
Bower, K. I), 
lirown, 1 1. I'. 
Higler, C. \'. 
Rottenfield. K. ( ). 
Bennett. (_'. M. 
Bordners. ( i. 
Calanie, I'. M 
Campbell . M. 
Combe. I . II. 
Calvert. I). I', 
t liamberlain. 
Corrie. F.. 
Carlin. II. .\. 


Carlin, R. 
Croix. R. B. 
(dotteltv. r. R. 
ClottVltv. I. I-. 
( ;rui)e. I". W. 
Ilartman, I). .\l. 
.\loroan, K. L. 
.Mnorman, C. W. 
.McDonald, L. .M. 
.Maxev. I. W 
McBride. \V. T. 
McKnight. C. 11. 
Ransom. A. R. 
.Stevenson, .\, V.. 

Stevenson. V. .V. 
Smoot, 1 1. W. 
Snllens. \ . B. 
Stralev. I'.. I-:. 
Carr. '.v. I'. C. II. |. 
i'.aton. II. B. 
l-lint. C;. R. 

(ireenwood. I 'ml'. ( i. W. 
Duncan. C. .M. 
Thrall. II. 1.. 
\ ickrev. W. C". 
Walton. Dr. W. C^. 
^'andel. II. 






/;rfi/i>r.< of the McKciuircc Year Bonk 

As requested liv voii. I give a brief I mtlinc of I'lK- iijtli Illir.ois Reginient cUiriiiL; the war of the great 
"■Rebellion." I say brief, because it ill becomes one to speak of his own with ]jraisc. 'l"he regiment I suppose 
has been designatefl "The McKendree Regin-.ent." because of my connection witli it, and liecause fartlier, 
so manv of my pupils of the coUesje were in it as officers, .sergeants, cor])orals and privates. I had been 
with our dear old alma mater, as student, tutor and jjrofessor from 1845 to 18^,2. Some of tlie students liad 
gra<liiated there and many more left their hooks and iter sacred halls, as 1 did, when •Talhev .\hrahani" 
called for ■'300.OOO more" soldiers to aid hiui ir, suppressing that inhuman and causeless rebellion. 

I began to raise my regriment August 5. iSCu ; went into camp and was enrolled .\ugust 20 at Camp 
J'.utler. ami was mustered into the army as colonel September 19. 

Tlie companies were as follows : 

(.'<<. A. Captain Samuel B. Kiiisey : I'irst l.ieuienant Harrison W. Wood; Second Lieutenant Dennis 

(.v.. B. Captain Robert .McWillianis : I'rist Lieutenant Frank H. Gilmore ; Second Lirnlenant T.eorge 
\\. Potter. 

Co. C. Captain George I". Lowe; l-'irsl Lieiilenant William 1 1. Wliill.ikcr ; Second I. autcnant \\il- 
liam Wallis. 

Co. D, Captain William 1'. Olden; l-'irst Lieutenant .\hraham li. ; Second Lieutenant Benjamm 
F. ( )lden. 



Co. K. Cantaiii Ancln-w j. Randall; I'irst I.ii-utciiatit l'>astiis M. Riirson : Second I.iciitonar.t John 
A. R. Ap]X"rsoii. 

Co. I', (.aiitaiii lacol) Kinder : l-'irst l.icutiMiant Charles W, I'dakc: Second Lieutenant ( iersham P. 

Co. (;. Ca|)tain Cnrtis lllakenian ; I'irst Lieutenant .Me.xai'.der I. (ireq-p: Second Lientenant James C. 

Co. 11. Captain Ivoliert .\. Ilalhert : First Lieutenant James .\L lla\'; Second Lieutenant David 11. 

Co. 1. Captain David McFarland; l-'irst Lieutenant Sanmel M. Stites : Second Lieutenant John R. 

Co. K. Captain Xathan Land; I'irst I-ieutenant John W. I'ikc : Second Lieutenant James A. Curtis. 

The field and staff were as follows: Risdon Marshall .Moore, colonel ; Jonathaiu Merriam. lieutenant- 
colonel ; Thonias I. Xewsham. major ; Samuel II. Deneen. adjiuant; Henry C. Pike, quartermaster: Dr. 
Martin Wilcv. with rank of major, as surg;-eou ; Dr. Humphrey Hood, first assistant surg-eon. with rank of 
cai)tain ; Dr. Thomas C. Jennin.s^s. as second assist:iant sur!,^eon. with the rank tif first lieutenant, and Rev. 
John D. (iilhiam, as chaijlaii-., with the rank of captain. 

Comixmies C, 11, 1 and K were from St. Clair county, viz., fri>m Sunimerrteld and Lehanon, Belle- 
ville, O'Fallou an<l .Mascoutah in the order sjiven ; D. h" and C from .Madison county, from the towns of 
Troy, Marinetown and .Moro; Co. .\ from McLean, Loijan and Tazewell counties, and Co. B from .Montgom- 
ery county, and chiefly from Hillshoro ami Litchfield. 

The McKeiidreans in the refjiment were as follows so far as I can now recall them, besides myself: 



(•■nathar. Merriani. lieutenant-colonel: Professor Samuel H. Oeneen, adjutant: Henry C. I''ike. (|iiarternias- 
ter; Joseph Parker, chief bugler, and M. J. Miller, coniniissary sergeant. 

Of the line officers, the McKendreans were: ( )n L'o. C Lieutenant, later Captain W. 11. \\hitakcr 
and Lieutenant Wallis : in D were Captain, later Majnr W. I'. (.)lden and Lieutenant ( )lden : in I-', Lieuten- 
ant (icr.sham I*, (^illhani ; in G. Corporal, and later Lieutenant Daniel Kerr, and a member of Congress from 
Iowa some years ago: in Co. H. R. A. Halbert. Captain and in Co. 1. Lieutenant .Sanniel Stites. 

.A large jK-rcent of the privates and non-commissioned officers had been 
were students after the war. 

students and some 

The rcs|x>nse to "h'ather .Abraham's" call for "three hundred thousand more" was so generous that 
the government found it difficult to arm and equip the vast number of regiments that were in cam]5 in one 
month after the call. The number of the infantry regiments rose from the si.xties ti> over une hundred and 
thirty in Illinois. There were no tents and few gti is and mustering officers were scarce. 

We. however, left for the front .\ovember iltb. 1862. almost two months after final nuister, and 
went into camp six days later at Memphis. Tenn. I will always recollect a (la])per little staff officers, who 
esctirted us from our steam boat to camp and began to let us know who lie was by expressing regrets that 
his grandfather was dead. L suppi>sing he referred to some one recentlx killed, was slow to replv to 
his worils of -sorrow. .As he ke|jt repeating his regrets. 1 finally asked who his grandfather was. and was 
surprised to Icarn that he meant President Harrison, who died .Xjiril 4. 1S41. and so had been dead over _'i 
years. I thought, though. I didn't say it. how blooil will tell. 

On leaving Camp Butler we had received our guns, a I'.elgiaii riHe. caliber («); we. however, soon dis- 
covered that it was worthless, as after bursting a cap eight or ten times it would fail to explode one. We bad 



tlic riflf iiisiiecti-d several times b\ iiu-xperienceil nfficors like our nice little fellow, whose grandfatlier was dead, 
but no one could tell what the matter was with the guns, for they were all alike. They would fire all right for a 
few times and then cease to do duty. Finally General Sherman came out and discovered the trouble 
in a few minutes. The defect was irreparable — the gun was u.seless as it was and we were left out of the 
moving cohniin, then ready to start for \icksburg, Mississippi, overland by wav of 1 lolly Sjjrings under 
(ienoral (iraiU in December, 1862. 

lieing tluis without arms we were placed in Fort I'ickering, in the lower part of Memphis. .\r.d 
tlure we were kept to man that fort with its 120 heavy guns for two years. .\t times, however, we were 
sent out on scouts into Tennessee and .Arkansas to drive away small rebel forces under ]'"orrest and other 
rebel raiders. On July 3. of 1863, the regiment was sent down to Helena. Arkansas, to support General B. 
-M. Prentiss, wdiose command was then severely threatened by the rebel commands of Generals Price and 
.Marmacluke. The as.saults failed and the 117th took an honored |)art in sending them into the .Arkansas 
woods to rest. 

Ir. December thereafter Forrest threatened Mem])his. and then we went for him. as he was ravaging 
and pillaging West Tennessee and Xorthern .Mississippi, unlil he and connnand hastih went for other 
places for safety, to annoy Memphis no more for eight or nine months. 

In January, 18(14. we became a part of General .\. J. .Smith's command, in which we remained to 
the of the war. participating in all his campaigns and battles, not resting bctw^ccn campaigns at any 
time more than four or five days, and without tents at one time for more than si.x months. 

We left \icksburg for .Meri<lian. .Mississippi, as a part .if the Third Brigade. Third Division 16 A 
and C; fought 4th and 5th with portions of .S. D. Lee's and folk's comman<ls. driving them rajiidlv back 
on Jackson: crossed Pearl river the 6th. and then kept them moving, fighting almost dailv until we entered 





Meridian. Febniarv 14. under the boom of cannon and rattle of rifles, tlic r i^tli in tin- load. TlierL' we \vi irked 
ei^ht davs dcstrovin.s: railroads, with corn for rations for man and beast, 150 miles from the .Mississippi river, 
our base of supplies. 

We returned thence to N'icksburg via Canton, where tlie fishtini; was resumed, as a business almost 
dailv until within a short distance from \"icksl)urg'. where we arrived -March 4, having been yune 2n days. 
In the meantime I had fallen heir to the brigade. 

( )n the 8th wc took steamers for Red river, having had fnur days for washing and fur outward 
anil inward supplies. < in tlie iith we tied u)j at night at Simmes])(irt, La., on .A.tchafalaya liayon: recon- 
noitcred the 12th : moved out fmni Sinimesporl a few miles the 13th. driving nf{ rebel cavalry : liegan a forced 
march at 4 a. m. for l-'ort DeRussy. _^4 mile> U]> Red river on tlie I4tli and ca]itured it at 5 p. m.. though 
one of the strongest of fortifications. .Vbliolt in writing u]i tlie brilliant battles of the war. cites DeRussy 
as one of them, but gives the credit to ( ieneral Pianks. who was not witbiii one hunilred miles of it at 
the time and had nothing to do with our movements until two weeks later. .After the fall of IJeRussy we took 
our lK>ats. ami ran up to .\le.xan<lria. I. a., where we waited the arrixal of Hanks' command, tluis wasting ten 
precious days and thus .giving the rebels time to concentrate or get together. We bad divided and scat- 
tered theni. This delay was the chief cause of lianks' defeat later at .Mansfield. April S. ami the loss of the 
fruits 01 our victories up to that date, in which we had captured several thousand prisoner-, and over _'o pieces 
of artillery at DeRussy. .\le.xandria and I len lerson Hill. We reached I' Mill l)altle Held \]>ril S. wlnle 
Banks' command, parts of the i.^th, .\ C under KansriUi and the [J mtli ur.der I'ranklin were fighting at 
Mansfield, or .Sabine Crossroads. Hanks to display bis arm\ anrj liis lack of gener.iKliip liad placed oiir 
command a day's march behind his rear and besides this had cumbered us with his hag.gage and a p,-nt of bis 
supply train. Hence we were fully 20 miles from the battle lield r>f the Sth. l)ut hearing the boom of can- 

ncin (111 llii- attfiTiMoii .if the Stli. wi- aliandmu'cl all trains and liastciH-(l ti> llic fnnU ai a (|iiicl< sti-p. and 
nn-t Mill- iduli'il foRX's at I'k'asaiu llill at ihisk. Tlu'ir cunditinn iL^avi.- an idea nt Diir stanipc-dc at I'.iill Run. 
W r fcin,L;ht tlu' battle- alnicist aloiu- i1k- ijtli and wnn a i;ivat victciry. driving; the rebels from ~ to 21 
miks. Mere a.t;air, Hanks' iiK-lficiency was slinuii in fallini;- liack tn ( irad i-A-nrc-. ,Vi miles, where after four 
<la\s. •tlu- Confederates, (li.scoverini; that we were retreating-, came timidly up to us : there the second brigade 
and my brigade, tlio tiiird, went to the relief of our fleet and transports at a small i)lace called Canipti, 14 
miles up the river, where the L'onfedt-rates. under Diek I'avlor, had besieged Commodore I'orter's fleet and 
our boats with our siek and wnunded — about 40 vessels of all kinds, iron elads. tin clads and wooden l)oats. 
We released them under orders "not to leave the camp." We left again on the jolh and fought our way to 
the Mississip])i in battles at Lloutierville. .Marksville. Ale.xaiulria and vicinity and at N'ellow I'.ayou— the date 
of the last was .\Iav jo. This ended that disastrous c.impaign of about 73 days, wherein Banks showed up 
so badly and I ieneral A. J. .Smith so brilliantly. We arrived at \'ickshurg and found the river blockaded. 
We landed at lake t'hico. l.a., and drove .Marmaduke and company off and opened the Mississippi. We 
landed at .Memphis Jmie 10 to learn that horrest had fallen upon the commands of ( ienerals Sturgis and drier- 
son cm them to pieces. .\ few years ago [ o])ened a I'olio history of I'rofessor Hamilton Mahie, a 
writer of some note, wherein be said in substance, that ( ieneral .Stm'gis of the federal .\rmy met (leneral 
Forrest June 10, 1S114, and almost annihilated him. This was a strange perversion of a sad history. Our 
command was hurriedly pushed out to the relief of Sturgis and Grierson. Sturgis should have been court- 
martialed and summarily dismissed for that disgraceful affair. .After our return from relieving them, we 
were i)aiil up and ecpiippetl for the work that Sturgis failed to do — whip I'^orrest. This we did hand- 
somely in six pitched battles, fought July i,^ on the march from I'outatoc to Tupelo. Miss: two at Tui)elo. one 
in the morning ar.d one at night of the i4tli — in this night battle the Ii7tb did all the fighting:! two on 
the 15th. one at Tu|)elo and one at C'rookeil (.'reek, and then one on the idth. In all of these engagements 




we chastised Forrest severely and gave him the only wound he 
from Forrest himself some years after the war in Montgomery, Ala 

Oxford. Miss., where we burned old Jake Thompsi.n's residence, while he was in Canada scheming to 
bum Chicago, we returned to Memphis to wash up and secure supplies, we were started up the river for St. 
Louis to drive off Pap Price and his Confederates. -\t St. I-nuis the 117th was first rushed down to De 
Soto and then back to St. Louis and out to Franklin 36 miles west tn meet l<ie Shelby anil others in line of 
battle. A few shots and shells sent them awa\ in haste. \\'e followed them up and out to. the Kansas line 
without another chance to try our Springfields on them. From the Kansas l;nrder we returned to St. Louis 
and were then hurried off to Xashville to aid tieneral Thomas against the dashing Confederate, Hood. 
The njth went into line there Xovcniber 30, while Scofield and Hood were in a death struggle for the mas- 
terv at Franklin. 30 miles away. Franklin was one of the bloodiest battles of the war. Mood was so severe- 
ly punished there that he was in no haste to ])itcli in at Xashville. Thomas assumed the offensive the 15th 
of December and annihilated him. It was of these battles that Lincoln told his dog" story. Some critics com- 
plained that Thomas did not capture every man. horse and gun in Hood's army. The story was that a 
farmer out west gave a troublesome dog a small piece of fat meat with some powder ar.d a piece of ]nmk 
which had been lighted. The dog gulped the dose down, but in a few minutes there was an explosion and 
the late dog was scattered around in many ]>ieces, and though all the ])ieces were there, they were no longer a 

We followi-fl the retreating forces of Hood down tn the Teimessee river, capturing many thousand 
pris/jners and afxiut '/) pieces of artillery. So that army, like the dog. was dead. 

We went into camp at Ka.stport. Miss., and had the first rest we had had for a year. Here .igain we 
had corn for rations for eight days. The boys took it good naturedly — .saying "the next ration 
ha) . • 



\\\- Ifft tlial cainp tdr Xou ( )rl<.'aii>. and McihiU- l'(.l)ruar\ 7; caiiipccl a few days at Xcw ( )rlcans 
and tiii)k a steamer tnr Mobile, tlie (lenrt^e 1'.. MTlellaM, steaniiiii; diiun tlie Mississippi, and out tlir(>ii>;li 
the S. Iv Pass, and tlieiice tu Daupliine Island at the ini)iilli of Mobile I'.ay. (in .March 26 we took small 
steamboats and ran up to Danly's Landing on b'ish river. The .'Jth we b\ rajiid march invested Spanish 
liirt. drivini; a small Confederate force before us. ( )n the 2nd of April I invested l-'ort lUakelv. si.\ miles 
further north. ( )n .April 8 a part of our corps assaulted .Spanish Fort and carried it and the oth we assaulted 
I'.lakely ar.d carried it. We found an unfolded letter written by a colonel of an .\labama regiment ti> his 
mother ir, .Mobile, saying: "Dear mother: ^'ou have or u ill hear of the capture of Spanish I-"ort by the 
^'ankee. but I write to assure yon that there are not enough ^'ankees in .Mabama to capture us in a month." 
We ca])tured him and his fort in less than 20 minutes. This battle ended the war for us. as Lee hail sur- 
renilered nine hours before we fought our last battle. 

I'rom .Mobile we marched to .Montgomerx . arriving there .\])ril 23. and from there we were sent 
home for muster out via .Selma. Meridian and \ ickslnirg. I'roni tliere we went to St. I-ouis bv Iwat and 
thence on to Si)ringheld. 111., by rail, where we were mustered out as Ix'forc stated at Camp lUitler, August 5, 
i8()3. having i)artici]iated in ahmu ,^5 engagements: traveled by rail 778 miles, by water O.nji. and on foot 
2.307. K. M. MfHiRK. 



Koundcd 1868. 




' )ii December fi. l86ir a few awe-stricken McKendrec i,nrls nut to ori^anize a literary snciety which 
they naiiied the Chonian I^iterary Society. 

'riiere were fourteen cliarter menilK-rs. namely. Misses IvHth l-lint. Carrie Thrall. Jennie Roherts. 
Kate I'arker. Magtjie (iilliert. Adilie. Ceoroia and llatlie I'loyd. I'.l Hypes. .Vellie Raymond, l-'.lvira Robin- 
son. .\ettie Ross. Martha Tones . .\llie Njlentine. and Jennie Thatcher. 

Of these charter members only two are livin;;-. .Mrs. Jennie Thatcher .Mcllride. and .Mrs. Carrie 
Thrall Campbell. .Mrs. h:dith Flint Thrall had the honor of bein.y the first president. 
The initiation fee at that lime was Si.on. which is now $3.00. 
.\ constitution and by-laws were drawn up. which, with feu (■xceptions, still govern the Society. 

Hur ])in is a yold arrow crossed b\ a scroll on which is eni;Taved the society motto. "N irtule et La- 


From the orn;anization of the Society deep interest has been taken in its work ami irreat benefits 
liavc been derived by its members. 

I-Vom our hall have g-one forth three liundred and si.\ty-five .skirls, most of whom have been rescued 
from the fate of spinsterhood by our brother societies, and we hope that these da\ s of rescue are not o"er. 

" Can the Clio skirls of to-day imairine themselves in the eastern half '<( their now well ei|ui])i)ed hall, 
furnished with tables and chairs, the floor covered with hemp mattiuir. the room warmed by a lari;c 'M 


fashioned heating: stove, and lighted with coal oil lamps, and used b\' tlif girls as a study room in the dav 
time, and now see the change. ' Some years later the partition was removed, making the present Clio Hall. 
The floor is now covered with Brussels carpet, and a piano has taken the place of the little organ which one 
n>eml)er coidd easily pick up and carry to any part of the hall. Electric lights take the place of the smokv 
oil lamps, a furnace heats the rcxim. and beautiful paper adorns the walls. The windows are draped with 
beautiful portiers. just purchased, and recently a set of dishes has been added to our possessions. 

The members of our brother societies of to-day are as kind to Clio as were thc\ in the days gone bv. 
.\ beautiful Bible stand now reminds us of the good will of I'lato, and tlie Bible of Philo's generositv. 

The first public e.xhibition was given May (\ 1870. .Since then two jjublic exhibitiims are lield an- 

.■\t present Clio has thirty-four members. Our President is Aliss linola Keisling. 

Regular weekly meetings are held. 

In closing let us all join in giving unr n.-w \ell, 

"llil)pil>. Ilip))ity. Ilippily hi)|). 
The girls r,f ('li., an- lip-top." 


Class of 1872. 



By Mrs. Jennie L. McBriJe, M. S., Class of 1S72. 

In the fall of 1869 niv mother beiiisr a widow, with two children to educate. learned that McKendree 
had opened her classic hall to £;irls. and decided to move to Lebanon. 

I well renieml)er our fir.-it introduction to the ■'City of Cedars." It was a lovel\- day in September wheis 
we arrived by rail and rode up in the old fashioned liack. .\s Miss Emma .\ll>n was one of the arrivals, we 
were first driven to the .\llyn homestead, the site now occupied by I'resident I'hamberlain's residence. .\nil 
.•«. we caug^ht our first glimpse of the college caminis. 

1 can see clearly in my mind's eye. a long row of one story lirick buildmgs Ix-ginning at the soutli- 
east comer of the grounds and e.xtending towards the chapel, and which obstructed tlie view of the build- 
ings verv much. These were used by the students who boarded themselves, but were soon after removed 
and consequently left a better view of the buildings. 

There were three of these, namely, the chapel, recitation rooms and athleteon. The buddings 
looked i|uite imposing to my unsophisticated eyes, and still look very interestir.g linked with the many hap])y 
memories of the past. School hatl beer, in session several weeks when we arrived, and how we dreaded the 
ordeal of entering college no one can guess but tliose who have tried it. Rut we were cordially received int.i 
the college, homes and hearts of the good people ol l.elianon. who then as u<.w are always ready to give a 

cordial welcome to the new comers. 

In an old copy of the .McKer.drec Repository we find the following: ■The in(|uiry that seems to be 
uplKrrmost with our old friends now is. as to how we move and have our being since the admission of the 
ladies. I have taken some pains to note the workings of the plan, ar.d ihougli it may be too early to set 
it down as a success, yet I can see nothing bearing in the opposite dinctinn. Those who used to predict a 

SoiH-ral toiuk-iicy in foppisliiicss will be surprised to learn that in that respect the stiideiUs are tiothiii)Lj dil- 
tereiit Inmi wliat they used to be. In discipline and nianr.ers we are the same. .\s to the standinij of the 
students, as shown by the reports of last term, the ohl theory nf relative capacity seems to be at fault." The 
writer tlien ijives a table of averajjcs between the ladies and i,aiitlcmen, adding. "I have counted it over 
and over and have to acknow ledije that ue have been beaten." 

The ladies attending McKetulrce College during the tirst term of this year, feeling the need of sonit 
special means of culture, determined to attemi)t the formation of a literar\ siieietv. .'\fler some preliiiiinarv 
steps had been taken the society was formed December 'i. iStx). under the name of the "Clionian Society." 
with the follduir.g persons as charter meml>ers: The .Misses l-'.dith I'lint. t'arrie Thrall. Jennie Roberts. 
Kate I'arker. Maggie Gilbert, .\ddie. (icorgie and Ilattie I'loyd. I'et Hypes. Nellie Raymond. Klvira Robin- 
son, Xettie.Knss. .Martha Tonev, .Mlic \ jlentinc and [ennie Thatcher. 

The initiation fee was one ($i.ool dollar. ()ur first nrntto was '•jure Divins," ar.d we had it printed 
on pink riblmn and w<ire them to an entertainment, il was slmrtly afterward changed to "Nirtute et I-a- 
lx)re." and we adopted the present shape of pii.. It was tirst made in silver, larger than at pre.-.ent. but was 
afterwards made in gohi. I have lately heard of or.e of the old silver badges still owned bv an old student 
residing in 1 .ebaiion. 

(.'lio's first public entertainment was gi\en .May (>. 1870. when the t'ollowing program was given: 





"X'irtiite et Lahore." 
l-'riday Evening;, -May 6. 1870. 



}ilusic "Heavenly Eatlier." 

Xellic !•'. Ravmonil. Leliancm. 


Reading "Mr. I'.unible's Visit." 

Jennie L. Tliatelier, Lebanon. 

E.ssay "Those 

who live in g-lass houses should never throw stones." 
Celia E. Jewett, Lebanon. 

Quartette "Pilgrim Fathers." 

Misses Hypes and Parker, and Messrs. Brownlee and Dick.son. 

Reading- . "The Sleeper." 

Sallie I. Seaman. Lebanon. 

Poem "Ministering Spirit." 

l-'dith .V. l-'lint. Lebanon. 

"Eighty Years .Ago." 

Essay .' "<^ nens." 

Carrie II. Thrall. Albi..n. 

Essay "Das deulsche Maehrclien." 

Thecla M. I'.ernays. Lebanon. 




Essav C'ontnivorsial. 


Allyn and (nlliiTt. 

'W'liat aR' llu' Ci)ii<liti()iis of IVofjrcss in Art? 
Wealth and ( icnius. 

say "Sa) not f;ood-r,i.i;hl. 

I hit in some l)rit;liter cl 
Hid mc fjood inornint;.' 
Jennie L. Koherts, Lebanon. 

"I ) SuinnuT nifjlit." 


In iSjn we find tliat the Senior Class edited the M rKriniiw kcpiiMlary tor two terms, and then 
turned it over to the jinhorh; Init in 1S7J it was edileii liy the three literarv societies, and the Misses |. I,. 
Roberts and .\. I. Radetett represented Clio. This was qnite a de|)arture and was voted a jj<""l "»<■■ 
.Miss h'.dith Ihnt entered colletrc and the Senior Class at the same time, and graduated with honor the fol- 
lowing- June, her ,u;raduatini;: essay beinjj a poem entitled "'I'rue Liviny." I find also in a joint exhibition 
yiven or, the JJnd of I'ebrnary. 1S70. that .Miss I'lint read an essa\ entitled "Wasbir.irton." and the conniient 
yiveu was that it was the rarest treat of the eveuin;;. In Jinie. 1875. .Miss J. L. Roberts received the prize 
for the best written essay, which was entitled ".Mutations. " Prior to this some of the "Clios" had carried 
off the prizes in the "Citizens' I'rize Declaniation." althou!::h 1 cannot recall their names. 

ShiirtlN after the formation of "I'lio Societx" I'lato |:,'ave us a preser.t of one lnm<lred (Sl(X)) dollars. 
This was soon followed by a gih of one hundred and fifty ($150) from Philo. With this the jjirls started 
a library consisting of about seventy-five volumes. The hall was only half its present size at first, hut has 


been enlarged and furiiislied till it compares favorably with the other halls, and in one respect is bettor, 
as she has a piano, and at every session is favored with music, vocal and instrumental, of a high order. 
This is a great improvement over the old times, for then we were proud of an organ which was so small that 
anv of us could move it alone. 

In visiting the "C'lir)" of the present time. 1 find the same spirit of friendly rivalr\ , and tlie same 
earnestness of purpose. I find, too in the year 1903 Clio furnished the Salutatorian and \ aledictorian of the 
graduating class, and in the year 1904 she furnished the Valedictorian, and has done so in numbers of 
cases too numerous to mention. 

Mav we all strive to ".Make our lives sublime. And departing leave behind us. Footprints on the sands 

of time.' 





Mv l<iii>\\lcdi;c of the C'lidiiiaii Literary Society commences with the fall of '98. From that time 
to the present much has been accom])lihsed along many lines ; a fine piano has been bought and paid for ; 
our hall papered and painted ; some new furniture added ; electric lights put in : new portiers and shades, and 
manv uther improvements. Besides all this. Clio girls have most successfully carried through two ban- 
quets and several other smaller aflfairs. 

The majority of young women who come to A'lcKcndree are those who have at least helped to gain 
the opiKirtunities offered there, and are the wide awake, energetic type of American girls, not afraid of 
work. To these is the prosperity of our society due. What we have has been at the expense of quick wits 
and ready hands. 

We call it a literary society, but it is much more than that, for its members learn much of parlia- 
mentarv work: what earning money means, and with that, economy and self-reliance; independence of 
tliought and the will to express those thoughts in matters of society interest ; above and beyond all, we ar 
brought in contact with other minds and ideas with which we must cope or be no longer w'orthy of our pres- 
ent rar.k with the other societies. 

Clio's main object is to teach her daughters that a stammered, half remembered speech and quaking 
knees are not essential qualifications to the successful speaker. Girls liave gone upon our platform, made a 
woeful attempt at a declamation, and we wondered if it were possible they could ever learn. When lo! 
as if by magic, a few months after behold ! not perfection, but rapid, sure improvement. Indeed, onlv a 
short time ago one of our girls spoke for an exhibition and performed her part exceedingly- well : a girl 
who, two years past, rose before us with the apparent thought that if she looked at us or stopped twist- 



ing her fingers, we would rise in a body to mob lier. I )tlier sjirls who have come in and perhaps s[>ol<en 
in public since earlv childhood still find a difference when tliey know that twenty-five or thirty tjirls. capable 
of criticising' their production, arc listening and watching. Also, that at the end of it, one member will be 
privileged to give to the whole society the flaws she has t(jimd. It is an incentive for good work, and one 
that demands our best. 

We are a world within our college world, and have our difficulties to meet ar^d overcome preparing us 
for what we niav expect when we are launched upon a real world. Many a problem has come up vvhich 
seemed without a solution, only to be delved at and finally mastered, usually to the advantage of the treasury. 
for it must Ix- owned that Clio's treasury is a most troublesome and er.tirely unmanageable member, causing 
her daughters all manner of anxiety. However, said member nnist have credit, no matter how fractious 
at times, of alwavs becoming docile enougli — when unable to l)e otherwise. Many and varied have been the 
schemes and plans suggested, rejected, advised, adopted by means of which we could accomplish what we 
desired: and never durir.g my membershi]i in the society have our )ilans failed to materialize — because the 
girls had the vim and grit to iiiiihc them succeed. ( )nce there was an ice cream fete on Decoration Day; 
then a "Tackcv Party" was given: at another time amateur theatricals were tried with great financial success; 
on other occasions someone who could furnish a pleasar.t evening's entertainment was engaged : again, the 
girls would work hard and long at an entertainment, half the proceeds of which might be Clio's. 

Clio mav well be proud of many of her daughters, for tbi\ have sought, and most of them attained 
success in various paths of life. l"or the jjast three years at Commencement some senior from Clio has been 
the recipient of one of the honors of the class — twice that of salutatory; or.ce. valedictory. ( )nr year a 
member of our sfjciety carried off first prize in the P.rown Oratorical t ontest, and also lirst prize in the 
Ervan Kssay Contest, while another Clio claimed fir-t in Ihe rleclaniatiou contest. Then, loo, many of our 

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girls are excellent imisicians. Our exhibition programs have compared most favorably with those of 
Philo and I'lato; in fact we have boasted to have beaten them on a few occasions. 

Clio cannot fort;ct. either, to mention her many friends wlm are -o willing to aid in any enterprise 
for the good of the society : who are always ready to say a good word for us and encourage ns in whatever 
we may undertake. These will we ever thank. .\nd to the other societies are we indebted for numberless 
acts of kindness and courtesy. Indeed t'lio has appreciated them all. 

lias this seemed an endless item of boasting? If so. the writer himibly begs pardon and seeks excuse 
in the fact that she is one of Clio's daughters, and exceedingly |)ri>ud of the fact — proud of the society; 
"|)roud of her priile." .May Clio advance steadily year by year, growing richer in her friends and in her 
achievements; sending out iiUo the world noble women who shall make it infinitely better by their having 
lived in it. .\nd so long- as the walls of .\lcl\endree stand, may their hajipx voices be heard on the campus. 

■Rah. 'Rah. Rah. 

I lip He Hio. 

We're the girls 

( )f dear old Clio. 



1. Miss Enola Kcisling. 

2. Miss Elsie Bradley. 

5. Miss Blanclie Fox. 
4. Miss Dora Doherty. 



'1"1k- C lid (Jiiarli-tlr u;i> orj^anizcrl Sfpti-mlHT _•<). iij02, hy four mjumi; ladit-s (if thf llidiiiaii I.itrrary 
Socictv nf .\IcKi-iii1rv t nlkyv, iianul\, Mi\s l-.n.ila Kiislin-, lirst ^ipraiK.: Miss IClsic liradk-y. second so- 
prano: Miss lllancli I"i.n, first alto, ai.d Miss Dora 1 )..ii,t^lHTt\. second alto. 

This (|iianctlc sani;- at llic scssimis of t'li... als.i took part in the aiiiuial and semi-annual cxhibillons 
of l.oth lli,, and I'hil... which were held in the colle.i;e cliapel. 

The Clio (Juartette also san.i; for charity entertainnier.ts. funerals, etc.. and lints hy tlieir uillini^ncss 
to assist at all times they soon hecanie popular anion;.; their man\ collej^e friends, and the i;ood (k-cds llit-y 
have done will make the c|iiartette of the ( lioiiian Literary Society one to he loni; remeinhorfd. 




Founded 1837. 



riK- i,liil..s,.,,l,ian l.iUTan S.-ciVlv lny> pnuul claim lu tlu- .liMmcti..,, ,,i bni,- iIk- ,,I,K-st ,,r^ranization 
of its kind wi-sl ,,| ihc Alk-lK,nirv ll has an lion„ral)lc- R-cnl „f sixty-senvn years lliat is niu-xcdlcl— 
we are not rasl, onou-li t,, say nne,|ualk-,l-ln that of any similar ort;a>iizati,,n in the oonntrv. At this 
uritins uc ,,„i„t with jnst pri.k- t,, three of the l,,val snns of -Tin- Trihe ..f liei-.jannn" that have heen 
recently hon,>re,l In their political parties: lion. (has. S. Deneen, formerly Slate's Atl.,rney of fook 
cotmty. now .he ( iovernor of Illinois; lion. Lawrence \-. Sherman. fornuTly Speaker of ,he Illinois House 
Of Representatives, an,| r.ou l.iente.,ant-( iovernor : an.l Hon. .\lhert S. Watson, a pronnnent .S.mthern IHi- 
nois altornev. who has heen nominate.l In the Democratic party of this Stale for the ottice of .\tlornev- 

In 184.,. twelve \ears after the lomi.lin.- .,f the society. I'hilo's representation in the Illinois I.e.trislature 
l-ctran with the elect,,.,, of Hon. Ivlwanl Ahen.l. who hut recently .lie.l at his home in llelleville. 1-rom 
that tmie on. I'hilo has ha.l its representative in every session, e.xceptin.t; tw.,. of the ( ieneral .\ssenihly of Illi- 
nois. Since 1857 the society has becMi continuously represented on the Circuit liencli of Illinois: and no ses- 
sion of Lonfjress since 1863 has heen without its Philo member or menihers. in either the Senate or the 
House of Kepresemalives. .\ Philo. as Chief Justice of L'tah, han.led ,lown the lirst decisions which sounded 
the knell of poly.^'ann. I'luLis have served at various ti.nes as .ninisters plenipotentiary, as federal 
ju.lges. and as cabinet officers. I„ fact, there is no, a depart.nent of ^.nernmem. Stale or Xational, in which 
I'hilo •■boys" have not made themselves felt. 

I'.nl Ibe energies of members have not been expended whollv alo„- political li,ies. Anion^ our mem- 
be,-s uenmnber several of the. i,^realesl editors of the West, chief amo„jr wh,„n was Johr, Locks Scripps. one 




of the founders of the Chicai^o Trihiiiic. and orisjinator of the famous Scrip])s-McRae League. Mr. Scripps 
did more, according to the testimony of several Chicago papers, to ^jive tone and character to the Chicago 
press, and elevate its standards, than any other man connected with the early or middle ]ieriod of Chicago 
newspaperdoni. A Philo laid the foundations of the institutim: wiiich afterwards hecanie the University of 
California. I'hilos have served as State Superintendents of I'lililic Instruction, as college jiresidents and 
professors. There are Philo merchants, lawvers. hankers, druggists, phvsicians. ministers, scattered all over 
the United States. 

We might go on at great length to tell of those who have achieved ilistinction in the various walUs 
of life. We take space, however, merely to pay the unadnrned tribute of mention to the memory of those 
brave Philos who ser\'ed their country on the field nf liattle. The names of veterans of the .Mexican War. the 
Civil War. and the late Spanish War are found on Philo's roster. They were found in all ranks, from the 
private soldier to the brigadier-general. ( )ne I'hilo. a lad of jj. Col. Lucian (ireathouse. who had seen ser- 
vice in forty-five pitched battles, was killed before .\tlanta. .\shame<l of the cowardice of some of his men 
who had deserted a forward trench, he leaped before his command, and wavir.g his sword, ordered an ad- 
vance. The trench was retaken, but at the sacrifice of the colonel's life, l-'or this and other acts of bravery. 
he was brevcttcd brigadier-general, before the authorities at Washington received official notice of his deatli. 
Gen. \jjfian sai<l of him : "I le was the l)ravest man in the armv nf the TeTuiessee." (icn. Sherman's testimony 
was: "His example was wortli a thousand men." .Such is the record nf one of the many I'hilos who were 
engaged in their country's ser\ice from Donnelson to .\ppomato.\. 

But. though this record of personal achievement might be continued indefinitely, il ma\ be well worth 
while to review briefly the history of I'hilo from the dale of it^ founding. < »u January lo. 1S37. pursuant 
to an invitation issued to the students of the college, seven earnest >oung men met in I'rof. .Merrill's recitation 

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n)uin ill tin- oM tranu' cliain-1, to discuss tlit- ailvisability of inaiiijiiratini; a ik-batiiii^ socictv. Mr. J. I [. 
Tani was callcil to tbo chair, and Mr. Johnson I'icrson was ajipointcd secretary. .\ resohition providiiij; 
for the formal organization of the socict\ was passed. ; nd a committee of tliree. consisting; of Johnson I'icr.son. 
H. C. I^sley and Samnel K. Casey, was aiipointed to draft a constitntion ar.d report on the 17th of January. 
The three other founders whose names have not been mentioned were: bdilui M. I'eter. who liecame the 
first president under the constitution: .\sahel I'.rown, who was auditor under .\lr. Peter's aihiiinistration : 
and Jeremiah Johnson, tlie only man of tlie seven who held no office (lurint;' the first administration, there 
bcinj; seven men and onix sis offices. 

\"ery naturally one of the first matters discussed at the initiatory meeting was the naminj^ of tlie 
new ors'anizatior.. The name wliich foinid most favor auKjUi^- them was I'liilomatliian. It was atjreed. 
however, that I'rof. J. W. .s^underlaml. then instructor in mathematics, should be cipusulted, Ixith in rej^ard 
to the name and the motto of the socittv. When told that the name Philomathian had been provisionally 
chosen. Prof. Sunderland said: "^'ounjj; luen. let me exhort you to be 'lovers of wi.sdom" rather than 'lov- 
ers of learning;.' T su,s:.erest that you adopt the name Philo.sophian instead of Philomathian." The chantjc 
was made! and. at the next meeting of the society, the new constitution which ])rovide(l aiiionfj other thinffs, 
"that this society be known as the Philosophian Society of .McKendrce C olle.t;e," was a<lopte<I. 

The motto of I'hilo, "Detur l)i!,'niori," was also su.sjgested by Prof, .^nnderlaml. it haviu!; been the 
motto of the Philorhetorian Society of the Wesleyar^ I'niversity. 

The object of the society, as stated in article two of tl'.e ori.ijina! c institution, was 'the nmtual im- 
provement of its uKinbers in rhetorical attainments atld in scientific and literary pursuits." That their inter- 
est in this co-o|ierative work did not flasj is shown by the fact that the membership of the infant organiza- 
tion increased to thirt\-lbree before tin end of the colleg-e year. The first i)ublic exhibitictn of the society 



was helil September 4. 1S38. It was a tedious program of arguniomatioii — tliere lieiiig eight f|nestions 
for debate. incUidinj; a (bscussioii oi the I'. S. ISanking System — and was ciihvoned by only one odd num- 
ber entitled "A Lecture on Phrenology." This was said to lie ilelivered liy Dr. I'lUmii .Monger. President: of 
the Phrenological Academy of Kamscliatka. Dr. Ilimip .Monger was .Mr. J. P. Jnhnscir,. 'I"he learned 
lecturer was followed bv Cuff and Jnmho. who were slated tn h.ild a ci>lloi|iiy on tlie subject nf phrenology. 
Un this program appear the names of \\ . T. Lucky, afterward a founder of several colleges in tlie West, and 
Jesse H. Moore, afterward (ien. Jesse 11. .Moore, minister, college president, soldier, member of Congress 
and Ciiisul-deneral to Peru. 

I quote here a description, from a former sijciet\- liistorian, of the room where the meetings were first 
held: "The present members cannot realize, and can hardly inia.gine the humbleness of tlie early surround- 
ing of this society, which began its career in a small r^orth room on the tirst floor of an old frame struc- 
ture that fonnerly rendered service as both chaiiel and recitation building, tlie site of which was just a few 
yards cast of the present chapel. 1 lere in this dingy room, with its l.'W-hung blackened ceiling : with its bare 
walls, guiltless even of the semblance of a decoratimi; with its dim, uncertain light from half a dozen 
tallow candles: with its meagre library, encased in a common jiine bo.\ : with its carpetless floor and its rude, 
hard benches, met few energetic s])irits for the ])nr]iose nf cultivating their talents thrnugli the solitarv 
mediimi of debate." 

The society continued in successful i>peration. in>]iite ni all difhcullies. until 1^4,^, when a partial 
su.spen.sion of college work occurred, .\pril 10. 1847, the society v> as reorganized b\ a number nf students 
who "acecpted the Philosophian constitution as the fundamental law nl the sncietv." Tlmmas 1 ). Harrison 
was made j>rcsident. and .Silas Lillard I'.ryan. lather of lion. William Jennings I'.ryan, secretary .\t the 
rlo»c of the slimmer session of college. July Jt. 1S49, the reconls were placi-i| in the hands of Prof. 1 loodlVllow 





for safe keeping-, l-'onm-r nuinliers of tin- society retiiriiiiijj in tlie fall of the \ ear. asserted that tin- form 
of reorganization had lieen unconstitutional. They, therefore, reorijanized a second time ( )ctoher 2J. 1847. 
and elected T. .\. l'".;iton president. .\ compromise was afterwards effected hetween the two sets of roorgan- 

In 1854 the societv moved from its first home into a room which formed the south half .11 the present 
hall. In 1S51. it was foui;d necessary to enlarge the hall: and the ]iartition hetwien the north and south 
rooms was removed, ,iL;ivint; the hall its present spacious pro])ortions. 

The work ol the society now includes essays, orations, declamations, extemporaneous speakinL,"-, and 
dehate. Ourin.g: its si.xty-seven years of history, I'hilo has heen on the u])-jjrade, and its menihers acknowl- 
edge no superior to their own orgar.ization ; thoui,di they are not ;,dver. to empty boa.stings tliat no other or- 
ganization o> its kind can approach it in the ipialitx of work done. Let it be said liere that I'hilo boys 
are proud of their oun socii'ty, and always loyal to it: hut they recognize in the I'latonian Society an oppo- 
nent of mettle, and ,,ne well worthy of their steel. For the Clio girls the Philo boys have the deepest respect, 
which has frei|nent!y, in individual cases, ripened into a warmer feeling. 

The record of the jiast year has been a splendi<l one, and all I'hilos feel justly gratified with the 
results of the vear's labors. 







6 1 

Founded 1849. 



Tlu- rial, .nun, Ijlrrary S,,actv of Mc-Kcn.lree Clk-f. ,„k- nl tlu- k-a,lin- ,,rf:anizatinn> of ii. Uin.l in 
tlic- \\\-st. was foiiuik-(l hciicalli the glorious banner of old AlcKi-mlu-e's classic walls in the year iSm 

That year sixteen nohlc youno men chose, ratlier to make tlieir names renowned in the historv .,f their 
institntion In or-ar,izini,r a new society, than to cast their lot with the I'hilos. the onlv literary socielv then 
in the colk-e. 

These youn.t;- men were Charles W. Jerome, of .St. Louis. .Mo. : David W. Hryant. of Waterloo :( ".eonrc 
W. t/aklwell. of 1-ranklin; Joseph W. Drnry. of Waterloo; Alonzo 'l'h..mpson. of Ili<.-h I'rairie: I lenrv C 
1-ike. of .Mascoutah: .Mexander \ an W ir.kle. of l-ranklin : Thomas ( ). Sprin-er. of ICdwanlsville : Th.mias 
S. Casey, of .\lt. \ ern,.n : ksaac li. Jack, of X.ishvdle : William Chance, of Waterku, ; Michael .Mumniurt. 
of Waterloo; William Schwartz, of DiiQiioin ; William M, T. .Sprint^er. of l-'.dwardsville ; lames || Vi"- 
>^iu. of Lebanon, and William K. Thomas, of I'.elleville. 

These yonn- men l.elievin- that competition is the life of literar.v work as well as tra.le. an,l thinkins; 
they conid obtain .!,>-reater personal benehts, were the main reasons of their ortranization. a recent letter 
writter, by .Mr. Th.Mnas O. S,.rinner. of Tbomsberry. Texas, we ,|note the followini- concernin.i,^ the lact.s of 
or-amzati..n; -T.. carry ont onr ],urp,,se of l-ormin- a new society, it was necessary to have a ro,,ni in 
the old clle.i^e bniklin- that we conkl ht np as a hall for o,u- meetin-s. We, therefore, appointe,! a comniitlee 
consi.stins. as I thi,-.k. ,,f C. W. Jerome and J. W. Orurv. to see ['resident W entworth in regard to securii,;,' a 
r.M.m. .\t onr next meeting the committee reported that the President willingly .ijrantcd their request and 
gave ns the nsc- of the wing of the college building, then used as a for chemical experiments and 
geological s))eclmens. as a permanent hall. .\ committee of three, consisting of I ■. W. Jerome, T. O. Springer 





and I think. T. S. Casey, were appointed to draft a constitution antl by-laws, and to select a r.anie and motto 
for the society. .\t a subsequent nieetint;- the committee made a report which was unanimously adopted by 
the society, and ordered to be placed on the records of the society, .\fter the adoption of the constitution 
and by-laws, the society proceeded, on the night of April 21. 1S41). to ]ierfect the organization by the election 
of officers, which resulted in part as follows: President. Thomas ( ). .Springer; N'ice-President. William 
Schwartz: Recording Secretary. Thomas S. Casey; Corresponding Secretary, Charles W. Jerome, and Treas- 
urer. Isaac B. Fack. I think. Thus according to my recollection, was the I'lator.ian Literary .Society started 
on its mission for doing good." 

The early records of the society tell of graye problems solyed and monstrous difficulties overcome. The 
following is from an address delivered at a Plato reunion by the late Judge Thos. S. Casey, lii'ld in 1888: 
"There we were in that bleak and desolate room. The dust of a generation was on the walls ; three or four 
tallow candles in \voo<len frames adorned the walls; a two-dollar table was in front of the president, and a 
like piece of furniture before the secretary ; wooden and backless benches were around against the walls ; 
the above, along with a paper bound ledger costing forty cents, and a few sheets of foolscap constituted our 
furniture and projxjrtv. We had about $30.00 in the treasury. The small amount we were each allowed as 
spending money was freely contributed to the good cause, and we finally increased our capital to $55-75. 
With this amount we sent Jerome to .St. Louis. < )ur confidence in his taste was unbounded. In three days 
he returned, and soon thereafter we had paper fnr the walls, twenty chairs, and. what seemed more than 
all, a carpet, for that was a luxury I'hilos did not have. This was in .Ma\'. 1841). The cari)et was down. 
the old benches removed, new chairs in their places, new paper on the walls, and the ceiling freshly white- 
.'. ashed. Tin candlesticks had taken the j)lace of the old wooden ones. We were in this happy condition 
when it was determined to have a library. .Xgain we became beggars — we wrote home, we importuned 
publishing houses, we elected a number of prominent gentlemen honorary members, and politely and delicately 




informeil tliem of the honor that had been bestowed upon them, and that any spare books they miRht have 
would be gratefully received. By commencement we bad laid the foundation of a library. During the summer 
we gathered books for the library and were all early in the ground in the fall in order tu induce the new 
students to joint the I'latoes. With us this was a critical time. I'lacb Plato became a politician in a small 
way. There was no noise made, but by sunlight and by starlight the work went on. In a few weeks we ba<l 
gathered in most of the new students. From that time the success of our society was assured." 

.Since the society now was placed on a firm basis its work was devoted to the "mutual improvement 

of its members in discussion, oratory and debate." As to the benefits of the I'latonian Literary Society to its 
members, we onh have to read what men who have gone from under the shadow of her walls have to .say in 
her behalf. We will quote a few of the many good words, from them, at our command. 

"During my professional career I have made some reputation as an advocate. 1 owe it almost wholly 
to 'Old I'lato." t-H.\s. P. Johnson. 

■plato taught me to know myself, and know the other man." JriKUC I-u.\nk I'kkrin. 

"Plato helped me by knocking off the rough and superfluous, and taught me to think (piickly and 
express myself clearly." Kev. J. W. Ct_-MM1NS 

"1 have been three years in the East, the .Vthens of .\merica. and understand fairly well its college 
life and opijortunities. and can conscientiously say that 'Dear Old Plato is at the front.' " 

Rkv. R. S. VoiNi;. 

.\lanv more testimonies of the good which "Old Plato" has been to its memtK.-rs might Ik- given, btit 
we will let these suffice. 

During the hfty-five years of the existence Plato has .sent from its sacred walls nearly fourteen hun- 




(ire<l members. To-dav over a thousaiul of them may be found walking via Sapientiae. and tilling places of 
resjKinsibility and trust. 

Probablv no other similar organization in the country has so many representatives filling ])niniirien< 
places on the bench and at the bar. Four of Plato's sons have been honored by election to the Su|)reme Bench 
in the various States. Five have been on the Appellate I'ench. and more thar^ a dozen have served as 
Circuit fudges. For vears a I'lato was L'. .^. District juilge in the largest judicial district in the Lnited 
States. In the war of the Rebellion she furnished no less than three major generals on the L'niou side in 
addition to a host of brigadier-generals, colonels and minor otficers. At the head of the science of surgery in 
America stan<Is a I'lato. Indeed we ma\ find ;l F'lato at the to)) in various walks of life. Her record for 
furnishing eminent men can .scarcely be equaled by any other like institution. 

In Judge Casey's address was given an accomU of the fixtures, etc.. of the first hall of I'lato, wc be- 
lieve it in order to state the splendid cor.dition of our hall to-day. It is liandsomely furnished with fix- 
tures vahied at about $1,200. in addition to a valuable lilirary beautifullx arranged in the latest Wernicke book 
cases. The hall has a Ijcautiful steel ceiling, is brilliantly lighted with electricity, and comfortably heated 
by steam. ■• )n her walls hang l)eautiful paintings and erdarged photos of some of her illustrious heroes. 
In one corner sits the bust of Plato, the philosopher after whom she so |)roudl\ takes her name. This aspect 
presents a grander view to the visitor than he can behold in any other liall of its kind in Southern Illinois. 

Every .since the Platoes took the lead when they were first organized. the\- have always been the fore- 
most in taking steps of progress in the institution. 

We feel proud of the noble lives she has helped produce and is still producing. I^ach \ear he sends out 
into the broad world lives destined to lie useful on account of their training received u ilhin the sacred w:dls 
of"nlr| I'lato." She ever extends a cordial welcome there to all who choose to cast their lot among such a 
noWf lKj<ly.of energetic men, who have made their names fantous. We feel sure many more will write their 
names aly<ve the masses, where it will show forth with spUinlor and beam\ 


A. ]•'.. .SiKVK.VSO.V. 

('i\:in<i;E W. I'oKiiik. 

FlIVV.Md) !■■. S'lK AI.ICV, 



Compare, for instance. Ed Wilson and Mr. Smith. 
Pink tea every Friday at the Bean residence. 

Big- race to-morrow, Bean and Cabbage entries. Asparagus is giving tips on Bean, but Potato 
has his eye on Cabbage to beet by a head. 

Young couples out driving should be careful what they say, as horses carry tales. 

Oh! Why am I so lonesome? 'Tis a cruel cruel world. — E\'.\. 

Girls, isn't he voung and sweet, but his name should have been Clementine nr Lizzy. — Xklu 

I wonder where my little Wullie is to-night. — Trene. 

Me for the back swing, — In.\. 

Francis! Francis! am I not hadsome? — Bi.iss. 

Say. Harry, am I junk? — Tf.krv. 

Meet me as usual, at 7 p. m. — X'ic. 

I am still watching and waiting. — Ji-;an'. 

X'illage cut ups — Ed. Rolla and Harry. 

Don't give up, old man : be game. — Hess. 

We are waiting, boys, for thee. — Faith. Irkni;. .Maiile. Rett .a. 

The college days are over. 

The saddest of the year ; 
The lid is on so awful tight 

We cannot get no beer. 

— Profs. 

17. Get off the green or 1 will shoot you with my beany. — Janitor. 

18. I wonder if she is any relative of Papa Dun's? — The Boys. 
10- Dearest Darling Sweetheart: 

I want til ask the last request of my life, please don't refuse me. and if you will grant me this, then 
1 die liapjjv. I'lease buy me one copy of the PiG Skin. 

^'on^s forever, 


20. T wonder where niv insane .son. Ridico, is? 




G- H. VanCleave. 

W. L. Clucas. R. S. Sabine. 

J. B. Sager 


}y W. L. CLUCAS. 

For the past twL'lvt- years the IMatoiiiaii l.iteiaiv Society has borne the (hstinction of having fur- 
nislicd the vocal music at its piibHc eiitertainiiicnts. with a male quartette chosen from the members of the 
S(iciety. This distinction Ijecaiiu- a matter of pride to all I'latos. Ii „a,s a society ori^'anization. of and for 
I'lato's individual benefit. In iS(;5 -rhe McKendree ( ;iee Club" was or>,ranized under the efficient direc- 
tion of I'rof. M. ICdwiii Johnson, of Kokonio. Ind. In seeking- special talent for -'nie ( dee Club Concerts," 
I'rof. Johnson selected from its members a (juartette composed of S. J. Clucas. first tenor; W. L. Cliicas, sec- 
onrj tenor; P. E. Sabine, baritone, and J. B. Sager. basso. .Although the selection was made witliout any re- 
gard as to society affiliation, the choice fell U]ion four members ,,f I'lato. This i|uartette ap])eared under 
the name of "The .McKendree Male Quartette" at all of the concerts of the "(dee Club," and thereby became 
the pride of all the college students. Cpon the disbandment of the "( dee Club" the (|uartette assumed its 
original name of "The Plato Quartette." but still held its general popularity among the whole Ixxly of stu- 
dents. Cpon the graduation of S. J. Clucas and P. E. Sabine, their vacancies were filled bv G. II. Nan 
Cleve, first tenor, and R. S. Sabine, baritone. In u;oi "Tbe i'lato Quartette" responded to a call from 
"The Illinois State Farmers' Institute" and filled a three clays' engagement at Jerseyville. 111. This marked 
the beginning of a series of popular concerts which tliey gave chning the next three \ .ars throughout all the 
prominent cities ..f Southern Illinois, by which they won an enviable reputation. Their popularity won the 
attention of "The I'ark Publishing Co.". of York. Xeb.. who dedicated to them a Ix-autiful arrangement ..f 
"Old Black Joe. " Their re])ertory contained a large number of selections suitable for all occasions, and 
they were always readv and willing to lend their voices for charity's cause, funeral services, and the work 
of Christianity, thereby establishing themselves so firmly ir. the hearts of the citizens of Lebanon, and the 
students nf .McKendree C.illege, that the memory of "The Plato Quartette" will ever live. 






When I shall quit these scenes so clear. 

Where shall I go, what shall I say? 
The image worn on coming here, 

Is not the same I'll wear away. 
To meet my fondest hopes I thought. 

That here my defects to destroy. 
And teach the world that I was taught. 

These were the fancies of a boy. 
Fame, prestige, honor, was my aim. 

Bv hope, urged on, I lead the way. 
Now none of these my life can claim. 

Desire hath perished with decay. 
Where nobler things than these can bless. 

Our destined hopes return to chide. 
While simple faith and blessedness, 

Bring more than learning hath supplied. 
What I lackd then, 1 have acquired. 

Of many an ideal though bereft. 
The common light that then inspirM, 

The years have proved to fx- a theft. 
I^mg had I hoped to win renown 

In letters and pf>etic art. 
But duties drove me from that crown. 

And chiird the song stor'd in my heart. 


1 ilrcamed that an angel from a far distant clime. 
Had come to our Borders with a message divine. 
And, like Phoebus, swift drawn on her Chariot Carr, 
\\'as borne through the heavens by the light of a star. 

Tlic Townsend's tliee greetings, as well as the rest. 
Tlic whole was a treat to the assembly addressed. 
An quite Goodenough to be Eaton at home, 
With Classics of Greece or the Antiques of Rome. 

With plurality and pomp, religion and law, 
I'd consign all the Mornians to the State of L'tah. 
But the heart of a I'lint can never atone. 
Eor the scratch on the arch of tliat mighty "Keystone." 

Thus to all we e.xpress with applause and esteem, 
Our full satisfaction for each excellent theme. 
May the "Contests" hereafter be equally fought 
Bv that self-same, true spirit (lisci]iline hath taught. 
June 3. 11J04. 


t.\ years ar.d five, ( ) distant jiast ! 
\\ f SCO tlice ir, thy (.'radlt' sleeping- fast. 
And o'er tliine infant face a smile appears 
Like golden sunshine cm celestial spheres. 
.\o ruffles nn thy hrovv. all calm, .serene. 
Thou portal to our future, sleep on and dream! 
'I'hree score years almost vanished, and to-day. 
Few stand to tell the story. Their decav 
Hath swiftly thinned their ranks and left Ixhind 
A legacy of devotion to mankind. 
I low well my memory to each .scene endears: 
\\ hen was outstripped by many years; 
'Jhcre ti. unite with classic skill and caste, 
Ihe crude accumulations of the past, 
'lis only in the presence of the Great, 
That one denies his former estimate. 
I'm little more than he who walks as slave. 
The diiwny slojjc of Xiger's shipless wave. 
How swift my fancied visions did ascend. 
The dizzy heights of Nothing, where the wind 
Made havoc of the subtle substance soon. 
.\iiil left a vacnnni as a pittied bnon. 

Van B. Sullens. 

Mow oft I've .seen the y..nth ascend the stand 
To speak the piece he thought at his command. 
When lo! some thief had stole his precious prize. 
.\nd left him speechless there before all eyes. 
.\n<\ others I have heard but st.ammer through, 
h"..\hausted in the end of all they knew. 
Off, Plato, to encourage, loudly cheer'd 
The faltering boy's speech 'till he is stirr'd 
Ti' thii:k that they, by plaudits in extreme. 
Do cnnipliment the merits of his theme. 
And well the critic's jkii could full portrav 

The failure of the lad— but kindly sav. 

'i'hat Webster, too, had failed at first attempt. 
Therefore no common lighi could be exempt. 

That years of constant labor would unfold 

The genius of his n.iture, and the goM 

So deeply earth embedded must be sought 

With tireless toiling in the realm of thought. 

Thus to his couch retiring for the night. 

Jle dreams of otlier days more blest and bright. 

.\nd in bis dream a distant goal is seen 

Where meadows bloom and pastures lieth green. 






Thiu' criticized, not ccnsurM. all must be. 

Who covet grace and st\le. not flattery. 

But there were other scenes in Plato hall. 

More cherished yet to me, and best of all. 

"Twas when we gave the "Parliamentary drill." 

To test the untrain'd strippling in his skill. 

.•\nd — Mr. President. — "I make a move" — that's all. 

Sufficient move to move lis from the hall 

In sheer disgust at such an awkward break. 

When dignifiefl demeanor was at stake. 

How oft' I've wished the word were mine ai^aiii. 

That left my lips and struck the Critic's pen : 

How oft' I've stood there .six-cchless on the flrior. 

When pearly perspiration <lid outpour 

Her founts of icy -coldness down my face 

While there I stoo<l a dunnny in disgraci-. 

They only know who have gone through tlx- mill. 

How well ground up they are in Parliamentary drill. 

The greatest praise that Plato e'er bestows, 

Marks the beginning, never at the close. 

"Initiation" is the zenith hour. 

That long, lean lads, unconscious. fame-wr:rd tnwcr 

Until the topmost pf)int can scarce arise 

To greater heights, sublimer destinies. 

\ Rooseveh. Judge Parker. Uenecn or Bryan. 

.Must stand as lesser lights and 'bide their time. 

Then ccmics the "razee" iiKmicnt kiiDwn ti> al! 

.'^oniewhat akin to Jerico's great fall, 

I >r at the Dagun feast where once the Strong 

Displaced the pillars nn the mighty throng. 

Thus feebly do I with my jien ijortray. 

What only human speecli can better say. 

]-\irgetting now these scenes I look before. 

To where the noble off-spring's I'latu bore. 

.•\re weaving in our nation's social llireail 

The elements of iustice: onward lead 

r.y high eiir.obling |iurpiise Tint to scorn 

The triitli. tlmiigli she bi' iiiartxr'd in her nmrn. 

Wilson, Wall. Merritt. Jnhnson: win. are they? 

Tlu'\ live as noble I 'latos. their noonday 

Is with the nation's chiefs. There tbev stand 

l-Jernal I'licenixs of a glorious land. 

Thus might me speak nf those whose long dccav 

I lave fertilized ohl land marks on the way. 

Tbey are not nuiuioned "( Ireatest of the Dead." 

They served down at the b'oot. not at the Head. 

And so 'twill be for sons as yet unborn. 

To fill tbeir fatlurv' ranks when tlie\' are gone. 

Live on. then I 'lato li\ e, and nun tli\ crown 

Re set with mar.y jewels of renown, 

'Till time no more shall bid thee to enroll 

Another I'lato on tin sacred scroll. 



FROM 1828 to 1905 


cTVlcKendree College c^lthletic cylssociation 


Prcsidfiit Mr. X. 1'.. Dec >[;maj,'i'r \-'"<l I'.all '\\-:tm hjo? Mr. J. 11. Sas^'or 

\icc-l'rcsi(li.-nt .Mr. I'". Wallis Captain T'oot P.a11 Team icp? .Vlr. R. F.tTry 

Secretarv and 'IViasuri-r .Mr. II. I IccIkt IVopfrty .\Iana!,n-r I'l.ot I'.all 'l\-ani 

Mr. R. S. \\'a.ictriincr 
EXECU riVH COMMITTEE— McKendree Facniiy. 













Class of 1852. 


Capt. Henry C. Fike, A. M., Class 1852. 

Ill CDiiiplyinti: witli a request to furnish an article on athletics dnrinff the jjcrioil he attendecl school 
at McKendree Colleg-e. the writer desires to say that (hirinf,' that period — from 1847 to i.S^j — there was no 
department connected witli the institution orj^ainized for the sjiecial jjurpose of athletic trainin.i;. So that any- 
thing that can be said along that line will have to he confined to a description of oiirdoor sports and exercises 
in which the students of that day took a part. Under this general head will he mentioned shinnev. skat- 
ing, swinging, jumping, foot racing, town hall and swimming. These sports or games seemed to run with 
the seasons, in about the order in which thev are named. 


In the fall of the year, soon after the opening of the school session, the first frosty weather seemed to 
he suggestive of s<inie kind of outdoor exercise that would warm up the hlood and invigorate the physical 
mar,; and then the game of shinnev was declared to be in order. This game was jilaved upon the college 
campus, and was engaged in by from twenty to forty students at a time, who were ilivided into tw^o equally 
matched teams, made up on the spot, by two captains agreed upon, who proceedeti to alternately choose 
players from the bystanders, the privilege of first choice being determined by the "toss up" of a coin, or by 
one cai)tain to.ssing a .shinney .stick which wa<; caught haphazar<l bv the other captain, followed bv a 
hand <iver hand gra.s]) of the stick by each, the last grasp entitling the holder to the first choice of plaver. 

In that .]a\ no special make or size of hall was prescribed ; and tlie liall useil generally consisted of a 
small rul)ber ball npi>n which were wound the ravellings of some student's cast-oflf wivilen sock, and then 
covered with sheep skin procured from the lining of a discarded boot leg. .Votwithstamling the crude con- 



ccption and rustic construction, the product was a shinney ball all the same, and withstood many a vi.oorous 
stroke from tlie contesting players. 

The "shinnev stick." as it was called, usually consisted of a hickory .sprout about the size of an ordinary 
broom stick procured from the neigliboring forest ; and was 1)ent into the proper crook or curve at the larger 
end by heating it. and while in this condition giving it the desired shape. The shinney stick answered the 
double purpose of driving the ball when an opportunity was .given, ar.d of parrying the blow from some 
advcrsarv when he had occasion to call out "shinney on your own side." 

The fence at the east boundary (It the campus formed the cast .gcial. and a line ranging with the east 
wall of the present college building was the west goal. At the commencement of a .game the two captains 
took their stand at a point midway between these two .goals termed the "bucking place"; ami wlule facmg 
each other the one holding the ball would inquiringly call out. "high buck or low doe?" If his opponent 
replied "high buck," the ball was tossed up a few feet above their heads, and the game was ..n. I'.ut if the 
repiv was '"low doe," the ball was dropped between the two captains, but nei.ghter could strike it until after 
the ball had touched the ground. In the contest to drive the ball to the opposing goals no .me was allowed 
to seize the ball and throw it: the shinney stick had to do this work. However, it was admissible ti. intercept 
the ftght of the ball by interposing's body or by the open hand. 

The game was generally played after the school session of the day had closed, au.l on Satunlays. 
No spfjrtive exercise at college was ever entered into with more earnestness, and more warml\ contested than 
tliis game of shinney. The cold weather of approaching winter el..sed the seas..n lo, this popular anuise- 



During tin: winter months the outdoor sport was conlined priiuipally to skating; and for this purpose 
it wa.s necessary to rcM.rt to the creeks east and west of the town ; or to some small lakes and m the 



lowlaiuls ailjiiccnt tluTotu. I'liis exercise, liciwever. was imt extensively iiuhilijed in nwinj^ to tlie inennveii- 
ienee nl loealilies uliere sntfieient area of iee conUl be found. 

When the warm breezes began to come up from the southlauii ir. the early sprin.y;. and the buddins; 
trees yave evidence of the departure of winter, the lio\s wnuld assemble on the campus for consultation ; and 
soon a plan would be devised for tlie erection of a s\\ in;;- ; and a fund coiuribnted for the purchase of r.cces- 
sarv rope, iron rinjj.s and hooks; and in a short time a stri>ns- beam woidd be hi^istc-d some forty feet from the 
tjround. and made to Sl)an the sjiace between two stately trees. I'roni this beam wotdd l)e sus])ended the 
rop swiny-. the ends of the rope beiui^ fastened in rin!.;s which wen- looped over hooks fastened in the beam. 
In the swiu!;- a notched board was placeil. upon which two hius woidd stand; and by the aid of :i mild 
"starter" oy some bystander, would "work up." by an oscilatins; movement until the peridulum. with two ven- 
turesome fellows for the bob. would reach almost a horizontal position. In addition to this method of usintf the 
swiufj. a chanije was frecpiently made by shortcnins' the ropn- somewhal, anrl then nsiny; it for jinupini; exer- 
cise, which Consisted in tijraspino- the bottom of the rope and rnnnins; as far as the len.y:th of the swinjj would 
l)erniit. drawing;- up the feet, and swin.yint;- back clear of the sjronnd. at the same time "shortenitijj the 
pendulum" to .t;ive momentum, and lettinij loose the rope and lightinir on the .grtmnd as far froiu the base of 
the swing as the niomentuiu would carry one. This was an exercise in which many became very proticient. 
and was ver\ healthful as a hnig and chest expander. 

I'nder this head there wt-re the standing iunip. the running lot;g jump, the high juni]) and the Imp. 
skip aucl inni]). — .ir as sometimes called "balf-hannnnu". — though the writer does not know the i>rigin or 
literal meaning of this last term. Quite a number of students became verv proficient in this exercise. Kec- 




ords of the best juiiiping'. including' jumping with the swing, were kept from year to year: and an epocli 
was reached when, at any time, a new student would break the record made by some victor in the contest of a 
former year. The record was usually preserved by driving a long iron pin in the ground, the jump having 
been made from some fixed base. The stone sill at the south front entrance of the present college building 
was the base from which many a. student of that day made his spring and measured the length of his standing 

Of this sport but little can be said. It was an exercise that never seemed to gain popularity, and but 
verv few students even tested their agility as sprinters. 


This was another spring game. Base ball, as regidated and played at the present day, was not then 
known. There were no "town ball clubs" ; and "picked nines" were never heard of. The game was plaved 
by two matched teams, made up of an indefinite number of players, in the same manner as the players of 
shinney were chosen. The game was declared won by the side that made the greater number of runs in an 
even number of innings: and a side was not "out" until every member uf the side was put out by the rules 
of the game which provided for "crossing out" or "catching out." When all of the side at the bat were out 
except one. the rules provided that if he could strike and make a home run. it would restore to the bat one 
player on his side who had been previously declared out. The game was not e.xtensively played, and was 
never as popular as shinney. 


.\s warm weather came on and the college school year was entering upon the closing term, the bath- 
ing- fjool furnished opportunity for the delightful sport of swimming, diving and sliding down the slick "otter 
slides." The most popular resort for this purpose was the pool in Silver (reek, a half mile or mure west of the 



college, IcnuuM as the "liig h„;e.-- Tl,i. lenn w;,s .^ven to a place where a sharp curve in the strea,,, had 
caused a widenins; ami of the chaiiiul. and where the water was hfteeii or more feet in ,leplh. To 
this spot, in warm afternoons, at the close of daily scho,,l work, from twenty to Cftv stu.lents w.mld repair, 
an.l swim and dive and -duck" one an.,ther to their hearts' c.ntent. The diving was m,,^tlv from a spring 
board, or from a swaying willow tree that projected its body horizontally out over the water. On the inside 
bank of the curving channel of the swimming hole stood a tall tree that leane.l out over the uater. To a 
limb .>f this tree, twenty or thirtv feet from the surface of the water, was attached a long rope. The, hv taking h,.ld of this rope while stan.lir.g on the high hank, and .Irawing up his feet, was projected 
out over the water : an.l wheti he reached the end of the arc .lescribed. hy letting loose the rope was plunged 
to the depths reached hy .McCinty in his deep sea bathing— he went t.. the bottom. 


In addition to the sports mentioned above it might be stated incidentally that there were several other 
games and amusements ,,f nnn(,r intportance entered into occasionally by the younger boys, such as leap 
frog, roily polly, marbles an.l mumble peg ; hut these were looked upon rather as side dishes, to be indulged in 
only in warm weather, and \mder the cool shade of thetrees. 

The students at cllege fifty years ago were largely fro.n the farm: and the .sons of rustic life 
and training entered heartilv into the college amuse ,. cuts entnnerated an.l described in this article. .\nd 
many a y..ung an.l less rugge.l felL.w. with nu.scles inipaire.I fn.u, a life of physical ease, owed his 
splendidly .level.>pe,! chest. sinewv limbs an.l r,>bust phxsiquv t.. these healthful and developing 

exercises. ... , ,, 

W arrensburg. .Mo. 

XOTI-:.-The ab,,ve article, relating t.. athletics, we are iMf,,rme,l. by ,,ne who was cognizant of their 
practice, is an accurate ar.d gra|,hic .lescripti-m of the sp.rts iudulge.l in bv the stu.lents at that earlv .lay. He 




knew Mr. Fike well, and he was recos^nizcd as the most accomplished all-round athlete, anions" the college 
students, of his time. What is equally true of him is the fact that he held like rank in his studies, something" 
not at all usual then, nor in these later days, of those who are enthusiasts nn athletic subjects. 

He graduated with distinction, taking the degree of A. P.., in 1852, and an M. -\. in 1855. 

Mr. Fike. for his many accomplishments, was one of the most modest of young men — a characteristic 
still so true of him that he makes no note of himself in the article he has written, not even attaching the M. A. 
title to this article, that it might be infered, at least, that he was a grailnate of the institution the sports of 
which he was describing; nor does he name the fact that the "iron pin" which recorded the greatest jump 
made at college up to that date, was by himself. 

The doing of duty was held, by Mr. Fike, as the highest law — a characteristic which has tolloweil him 
all through life. 

As a teacher, soldier and public officer. Captain Fike has made good the promise of his college life 

by filling every part assigned him, with compete fidelity and thorough accuracy. 





Class of 1872. 



By W. A. KEI-SOE, A. M., Class of 1S72. 

St. Louis. Mo., Friday. April i. 11)04. 
Messrs. \". S. NForiss and \V. H. Blanck. 

Dear Friends: — I agree witli you that tlie early history of base ball at McKendree Collefjc should 
have a place in vour Year Book. I cannot, however, be the historian if full details and absolute accuracy are 
required. The records are meagre and the memories of the few surviving members of the first club arc not 
very reliable. 

A base ball craze swept over the country in iSdj. reaching Lebanon early in the year. 'I'here was 
no college paper to report the games and the only reference to tbeorgar.ization of the first club that 1 can 
find in the files of the McKcndrcc Repository, established a few months later, is in an article headed ".A 
Scrap of History." In the .May number for 1870. on jiage seven, we read: 

"The first club of McKendree was orgar.ized -\pril 2\. 1867, by b'rank I'reeman I since deceased). 
AUyn. Lvtle. McConaughy '<*). .Stoker and a few others. The club was com])osed mostly of freshmen, who 
gave it the name "Mazcppa.' " 

.A verv serious blunder was committed by tlie "historian" or the coni])ositor. and as I hap|)ened to be the 
former, let us charge it to the latter. The Mazeppas were organized, not on A])ril Ji. 18(17. 
but twentv davs earlier on Monday, .\pril i. I kejrt a fliary in those days, and on .Vjjril 1, 1807, just 37 
years ago to-day. I wrote in it ; 

■■'Irganized Mazeppa liase I'.all I lull. 1 ,iiii .a niemlR-r." 

Although verv proud of inv membership, I was not aware of the importance of the meeting, histor- 
icallv considered. If I had In-en I would have ])ut the names of tlie organizers of the club on record and 


adili-il iitluT iinportaiit data. My rcpDrt of tlic clul)'s first practice jjanic, the first l)asc hall yanu- ever |)lavecl 
at McKendrce College or in Lchar.on. was even more rcinarkahU' for its lack of iiilorniation. The f^aiiie took 
l)lace Saturday, .\pril 6. on the common at the east end of town. In the eveniiif; I wrote in mv diary: 
"I'layed hase hall in afternoon." 

Inder <late of April ii 1 find: "I'layed hall after sjeoniotry." and the next iJage— for .Vpril 
12: "I'layed hase hall on onr ,!.;rounds at 5 :(X) p. m." 

The hall fever was now rasinjj at McKendree. The record for Saturday, .\pril 13. just one 
week after the first tjame was (ilayed. is very important, annonncini;- that "the Tjlympic and Winona base 
ball clubs were ortjanized." 

Three of the dates ijiven — the most important three — cai; easily Ix- remembered. The first club 
was or<;anized on -All I'ools' Day by some very wise youns,"- men. and their first ])ractice fjanic was i)!aved on 
the day of the l.indell I lotel fire in St. l.onis. The other two clubs had an ecpially auspicious Ix-jjinnin!,'^ on the 
i.^tb of the month, missinij hViday by onlv a few hours. 

lint five of the founders of the first club are namctl in the Rc/^usitory's "Sera]) of Historv" and three 
of them — I^.. I'. Freeman. James P. Lytic, of the class of '71. and Eugene I.. Stoker, class of '70 — have 
passed away. The two survivors — Joseph G. .Allyn, '70, and l-"ranklin .\. McConaughy, '69. remember only 
indistinctly the first meeting and gaiues of the club. I have written .Mr. .Allyn. who was secretary of the 
Mazeppas. in regard to the matter, asking if the organization did not include Dr. A. C. Bcrnays, '72, the emi- 
nent surgeon; Dr. Lyman .A. Rergcr. '72, now deceased, and George Lane, an attorney of this city. His 
reply makes no mention of the secretary's records and I am afraid that they have been lost to posterity. 
Mr. .Mlyn writes from his home in Chicago: 

"I am very glarl to bear from one of 'the old guard.' hut my memory of hase ball at .McKendree is 
getting rusty, ^'ou are right about the first club of college players I was associated with and I also remeni- 




ber we were bailly Ix'aten by a club from Centralia. Tbe players you speak nf were iu tbe i;aiue Init I ilon't 
helieve that either nerg"er or Bernays was tliere. They cauie on later. 1 remember playing at Trenton, when 
you were on second base and that you were the only man we had who could be depended on to catch a fl\' 
ball; also that you would throw a back summerset wlienevcr you |)ut a man out tliat way. .Maberly was our 
wonderful batter: gixjd for a home run every time up. Another team that defeated us was from St. Louis; 
score tbout lOO to lo. I wasn't in that slauf;hter and liardly think you were. " 

In speaking of another game Mr. Allyn refers ir.cidentally to tlie high scores made on "live ball" 
days. "In one inning," he writes." Cy' Happy was put out three times and each of the other men made 
three runs, the inning netting 24 runs for Lebanon." 

I should not like to give this .statement the stamp of unimpeaeliable history until Mr. llappv. class of 
'68. has had a chance to defend himself, and 1 will say in his behalf that he made an enviable record later on 
the .McKendree ball field. He was a member of the Olympics or W'inonas. I've forgotten which, both clubs 
being composed largely of Seniors and Juniors. The "Maberly" referred to was William .\labr\'. of \'an- 
dalia. III., who did not attend McKendree until the fall of 1867. He was the champion wrestler of the col- 
lege. The Trenton game came later and so did the "bac': summersets," some time after the opening of the .\th- 
Icteon (the name given the college gymnasium). 

A letter to Mr. McConaughy, .still residing in his native city. Belleville. 111., brought this replv ; 

"'V'ours of yesterday just received, brings up many reminiscences of by-gone days. Mv recollection of ball hi.story at Lebanon, however, is exceedin ;)>■ shadowy. I will be glad t ocome out and talk it 
over with you." 

A few days later he pai<l me a visit in the Adm'!iistratior, I'.uilding. W'orlfl's h'air gromids, and we ex- 
changed reminiscences. lie was unable to recall any of the Mazcppas except those already mentioned and 
was not sure as to sonie of them. 


Dr. Bernays and Mr. Lane remember that they played with the Mazeppas but have forgotten about 
the first game, and Dr. Berger is dead. We had two full nines in the first game, as well as an umpire and two 
scnrcrs and I regret exceedingly that I cannot give the names of all for your Year Book. I remember dis- 
tinctly that our diamond was in the e.xtrenu- eastern part of l.ebannii in an open field some distance south of 
Main street. The same ground was used by the college chih in 1S71-2. The batters faced the" west. The 
credit of organizing the club bilnnged to lienjamin Franklin i''rcenian, who may justly be called the father of 
base ball at .McKendree. 

Freeman was a slender youth witli pleasant face and genial disposition. His home was in St. Louis 
and it was in this city that he liad learned the game the year before, it was Freeman that purchased our first 
outfit of balls, bats and bases and it was from him the rest of ns received our first lessons in the national game. 
He was our pitcher and we elected him president and captain, making J. G. .'Mlyn secretary. Free- 
man died the following year at his home in St. Louis. The namv Mazeppa was the selection, of I remember 
rightly, of .Mct'onaughy and .Stoker, who were roommates and great admirers of a theatrical performance 
of that name, .\ftcr a few games in the east end of town we mined to the big open tract west of the mill, to 
be near the ( )lympics arid Winonas. 

T. B. Stelle, class of '68, organized the Olympics and the club became so large the first day that 
many of the members withdrew and formed a separate club, to which the name of Winona was given at 
the suggestion of Samuel ^'oung. class of '(«;. and his r(«>mmate, Henry Seiter. class of "70. It was con- 
sidered quite an honor to be or. the "first nine" of either club, .\ccording to mv diarv. the two nines were 
made up as follows : 

Olympics— T. B. Stelle, Elani Ramsey, F. A. .\frteck. W . V. I.. 1 ladle v. J. II. Cockrell. James M. 
.North, C. VV. Bliss, H. E. Hobbs and O. B. Griffin. 



Winonas — R. D. Adams. J. H. Wilson, Henrv Seiter. H. C. Fisk. Parnily, Samuel G. Bryan. Irwin 
Charles Black and \V. P. Bradshaw. 

Herbert Eugene Hobbs. who has resided in St. Louis for many years, was the star plaver of the Olym- 
pic club, the honors among- the Winonas being divided between .Adams (the late Judge .\clams of Fair- 
field. Ill) and Wilson. In club-rank the Winonas were first, defeating tlic ( )lvmpics several times. The 
latter won two games from the "Striplings," as the Mazep]ias were called, and the latter also suffered defeat 
at the hands of the Unions of Centralia, 111., as stated in Mr, .Allyn's letter. The .Mazeppas. however, hided 
their time. In the fall the Olmpics and Winonas united and formed the Wauneta clul), but were even then 
not strong enough for the "Striplings" now grown to manhood. After being defeated twice b\ the Ma- 
zeppas and once by the Athletics of Trenton, the Waunetas disbanded, Tlie "Striplings" took them in, gave 
up the name of Mazeppa and christened the reorganized club McKendree. After that the college had but 
one base ball club, the honor of McKendree on the ball field being defended bv that club against all comers. 
One of the first victories scored by the new organization was from the Eclipse of St. Louis, McKendree 
winning by y<j to 34. The star players of the college then were E. B. Condit and Wni. L. Hallam, who had plaved 
with the Centralia Unions in the spring; ^\■. W, Mabry, of \'andalia, and J. W. Tipton, class of '78, front 
Elizabethtown. Tenn. Mr. AUyn speaks of another game with a St. Louis club in which the total score was 
1 10. one side alone making 100. I do not recall it and have no record of the contest, but do not doubt that it 
took place and resulted as reported. High scores and one-sided contests were not infrequent. On \ovem- 
ber 4. 1871. McKendree defeated the Sooners, of Carlyle, 111., on the Mazeppas' old grounds at the east end 
of I^banon, by a score of no to 27, and I believe, that game still holds the record at McKendree l)otli fur 
total score. 137, and single score, no. The winning team in that contest consisted of D. C. Kellv. \\ . 11. 
Horine, J. W. Scott, J. W. Wilson, Frank Remick, T. J. Porter, Walter Watson, Z. T, Remick and myself, 
the four last named b<-ing Seniors, class of '72. .'\ few days before McKendree had been slaughtered by 


the Atlilotics of 'IVi'iiton In a score of 61 to 45. Tlie Reniick brothers hved in Trenton and l>eIonffe(l to 
both chibs l)ut |ilayecl with the Atliletics when the collcfife chib opiioscd them. 'l"he same was true of 1 lo])bs. 
Mojer and tlie Leacli boys, all bein^ or liaving' licen stndents at .McKendree. These two chibs |)layed 
two jjames that ilay, the first j^anie resultini; in ^2 for .McKendree a.ijainsl 28 for Trenton, .\niont; the 
leadin,fi; players for the college were Walter Watson, Charles Morrison, Louis Allen and J. W. Scott. It was 
generally nip and tuck l>etwcen them. The game referred to in Mr. .Mlyn's letter was ])laycd .\pril J3, 
1870, aiul resulted in a victory for Trenton. In speaking of me as the only reliable fly catcher, he was, of 
course, onlv jesting, the college club having several stars in that line. I recall W. 1,. llallam. who cauglit 
and captained the game; Hugh W. I larrison, the pitcher: Henry Seiter and j. I'. Lytic, of the class of jo; 
J. (.". b-dwards, '71 ; and Z. T. Keniick and T. ]. Porter of '"J. C )ne of cur worst defeats was on .May i(>, 
when the Trei'.tons won by 01 to 2C1. 

We were generally winners wlien our o])ponents were the < )'l"allon t'omets. 1 recall one game 
in which we won by the score of 53 to 42 and another by the score oi 44 to 14. Lebanon had at times 
another club — the Crescents — which, although composed almost wholly of McKer.drce stndents and grad- 
uates, occasionally played at times against the regular colle,ge club. I remember one such game wliicli 
resulted in a victory for the college b\ 55 to 50. Lane. Seiter. Lytic, McKee. '74; Liggett, yj. and lloit, 
'75, played with tlie town club. During vacation the Crescents rejiresented both Lebanon and the college, 
playing against the clubs of Trenton, O'Fallon, Carlyle, Edwardsville, Troy and other neighboring towns. 
In the fall of 1870 clubs were organized by the Senior and Junior classes, but they had only one contest. 
The former won by a score of 34 to 22. the victorious nine being L. .\. T.erger. }. II. Illume. .\. (i. t "lor- 
don. J. C. Dalzell, J. C. Edwards. }. .\. P.aird, C. .\. Keller and J. H. Cockrell. When the defeated juniors 
re-entered college the following fall as Seniors they challenged a newly organizeil club representing the tliree 
lower classes and were ilefeated by a score of 41 to 2S. Porter. Watson. Liggett. Lane. Keet. Remick. d. K. 




Edwards and Essex represer.ted the Seniors and Frank Remmick. Rankin. I). C. Kelley, Charley Alorrison, 
Tames Gilbert. J. M. Greg-son. J. \V. Wilson, Louis Allen and Ben Bond, the rest of the college. 

In this account of the first years of base ball at McKendree. I have probably overlooked a number of 
plavers deser\-ing^ of mention. Even now I recall several. There was no better jilayer in the fall of i8^iS 
than Bruce Inman and to the strong men of 1871-2 Warren \\'. Bruce should be added. Then, at other times 
there were O. M. Edwards. Prof. W. S. Curtis. Prof. D. B. Parkinson, Prof. J. FT. Brownlec. C. W. Smith 
fa member of Congress the past 20 years), L. D. Turner, Prnf. Charles Camiady, Prof. James M. Dickson, 
Editor .\.y\. Brownlee and Judge R. D. W. Holder. 

.Mthough many changes in the playing rules have been made in the last thirty years, the game of base 
ball was played in the 'fio's and early 'jo's very much as it is now. The contests were just as interesting 
and scientific as any played to-day and just as much enthusiasm was disi)layed by the spectators. The 
live ball only added to the liveliness of the game and to the excitement. White-washes were not so fre- 
quent then as now but when they came they were always noted by the scorers and .some of them were 
talked about for weeks afterwards. Our scorers had all tliey could do to keep track of the runs and outs 
and didn't bother about the errors, strikes, balls and such things. 

Respectfull\ . 

W. .'X. Kei-.soi-. 

N'<')TE. — The above article on the subject of the early history of base ball at McKendree is an accur- 
ate and graphic description of the great American game as it was |)layeil at lliat time, we are so informed 
by a life long friend of .\Ir. W. A. Kelsoe. the writer of the above history. 

Base ball was the favorite pastime of Mr. Kelsoe when a student at .McKendree and it was through 
his efforts that the first nine was organized, although the writer of the above does not mention it in his article 



owing' to a tVt'lini^' of modesty wliicli oftinics approaches a (Ics^ive of liaslifulncss, yet nevertheless the 
credit of tlie orijanization of the first hase Ijall nine mnst he given to him. 

Air. Kelsoe was one of the few students at college, who being a lover (jf athletic sports, did not neg- 
lect his work for pleasure; as a student he was thorough in all his work and his grades were always 
among the highest. 

Mr. Kelsoe has been connected with many of the largest newspapers in this country in the capacity 
of editor and correspondent and during the World's Fair at St. Louis he was in charge of the Bureau of Pub- 
licity. W hen his task as cliief of this important bureau was about completed the members of his staff pre- 
sentee! him with a beautiful loving cup as a testimonial for their high regard for him. Indeed a kinder and 
truer friend than Mr. Kelsoe would lie hard to find. iuilToRS. 





The game of baseball at McKendree has not been sci iio])ular in the last decade as in former years, but 
nevertheless occasionally a nnniber of base ball enthnsiasts will be tonnd practicing together for amusement. 
Such was the case in 1901 when several of the best players of this i^reat ijanie were takins; their daily exer- 
ciiie upon the diamond. Rnt sikmi tiring of this work they decided to organize a base liall nine. Gilbert 
\'an Cleave was elected captain and \". S. Morriss manager. The first game was ])laye(l at Summerfield 
against a picked nine of that |)lace. >[cKendrec was defeated Ijy the score of 17 to 13. which was a very good 
showing to make in the first contest. 

However, this did not discourage the boys, for soon after tliey took a trip to Alton. 111., and i)layed 
ShurtlefF College a game, being defeated by tin- score of 14 to 13: l)ut the nine all joined in givir.g 
three rousing cheers for old Shurtleff College for the most cordial treatment received while their guests. 

Soon after this .McKendree accepted a challenge to play the I'^ast St. Louis II. S. nine, at East St. 
Louis, anrl it really is a shame to relate the size of the score, which was in .Mcl\er,dree's favor ; but in order to 
put it in round numbers will state it was 30 to o. In this ci ntest the h'ast .St. Louis II. .S. nine caught only 
a very slight of first base, which was mainl\ clue tn the splendid work of .McKendree's two "south 
paws.'* namely .\ugust fieckemeyer and (iillx-rt \ an (leave, who were ably assisted by splendid backing 
from the entire nine. .McKendree again played an l^ast .St. Louis II. .S. alunnii nine at Lebanon, and de- 
feated thciu with east by tlic score of 8 tf) o. 

These few games recorded only gcj to show what .McKendree athletes could do with a little practice. 
May the base ball enthusiasts continue their splendid work, and win nc'w lam-els for themselves .-iiid the insti- 
tutior. they so proudly represent. .\. 1'. 1). 



W. L. CLUCAS, L.L. B. 
Manager of McKendree Foot Bail Team, 1900, 1901, i,;o2. 




By W. L. Clucas. 

The first foot ball team at McKendree College was org-anized in 1892, with Jean F. Webb captain. 
The tearr was composed of Irish Wallace, center; John Hampton and John Galbreath, guards; R. H. ?Iard- 
ing and R. \'. Giistin. tackles; Xed Crosby and W. E. Trantman, ends; Scott Porter, quarter; Jean \\'ebb and 
O. A. Laird, half backs, and Walter Harding~full back. This team played one game and was defeated fifi 
to o bv Smith Academy. St. Louis at that time had several foot ball stars in the per.sons of McDonald. Waldon. 
Fames Wear and Dute Cabanne. who figured quite prominently in the games played by all of the leading teams 
of St. Ijjuis. In its earlv foot ball vears McKendree played these same stars under at least five different teanj 
names. During the vears of 93-04 there was very little change in the line up of the team. Foot ball was 
not vet established at .McKendree. There was no enclosed park in town, and all expenses had to be met by 
subscriptions among the students and citizens of the town. While the merchants contributed liberally, yet 
it would hardlv allow of more than one or two games a year. In 1893 McKendree was defeated by Drur\ 
College at Springfield. Mo.. 14 to o. In 1894 a return game was played with Smith .Academy, at Lebanon, 
and was a victor)' for McKendree by a score of 22 to o. In 1895 the foot ball material was almost entirely 
ne\v. Prominent among the players at that time were Will Eaton, captain ; Will .Vi.x. Jean Webb. Cameron 
Harmon, O. C. Dake and Irish Wallace. Two games were played this year. One resulted in a tie with 
the "Belleville Tigers." and the other a victory for Blackburn L'niversity, 60 to o. The "'Rainwater Rifles." 
of St. Louis, came out to Lebanon to play, bringing with them the same old ringers, McDonald and Waldon. 
.As .McKendree had played these men under several different names. Captain Eaton gave the captain of the 
visiting team ten minutes in which to remove them. This they were slow about doing and several McKendree 
players went home, and the game was declared off. In i8i/> no team was organized until in November, 
when Rd. Gedney gathered together a team to play the "llclleville Tigers" on "Thank.sgiving Day." Will 

McKniijht aiul CanuTon Harmon left tlu-ir sclirxils near I'lora. and iininuyol to Lebanon to participate. A 
liurried practice was held in Wallace's barn, and at 1 1 o'clock the team started to Kelleville in a poiirinK- 
rain. Belleville won i6 to o. Why it was not more could never be understood. In l8<>7-98, McKer.dree 
liad a very lisbt team an<l played principally preparatory schools. The team then consisted of Louis Zer- 
weck. Walter P.lanck. O. W. Wilton, C. .M. Wilton, .'\ustin Kirk. James Tatterson. Russell lirown, Irish Wal- 
lace. R. \'. (nistin. Homer Farris and Chas. Revis. In i8()(^ Cameron 1 lanimn returned to .school and again 
joined the team. St. Loui.s lU^h came out and administered a sound dnibbins:. and on the following .Mondav 
the team met for practice, but instead, di.sbanded forever and went home. Then, as Captain Harmon used 
to say. took jjlace the patriotic and historic act by which W. I,. Clucas mounted the chai)el steps, and in the 
I)resence of fully four people, nominated, voted for, and declared Cameron (larmon elected foot ball cajUain 
at .McKendree, and assumed the office of manager himself. Caiitain Harmon settled the ill-feeling among the 
members of the old team, reorganized it, and won every game played during the remainder of the season. 
This marked the beginning of real foot ball at McKendree. Captain Harmon was re-elected for the next 
year, and W. L. Clucas was elected mana-er. When the fall team of ic)Oo openeil. Captain llarinon 
brought with him Kdward and Marshall Wallis. Ralph .Sabine and (iilbert \an Cleave, who. with Captain 
Hamion. Zerweck and I'lint, made McKendree College prominent in fi>ot ball circles. In their res[)ective 
positions they had no superiors in and annmd St. Louis. Xap Hon Thayer, an ex-Harvard man. volunteered 
his services as coach, and although considerably liandicai)ped by the lack of training quarters, the team made 
rapid progress in team work, and for the first time .McKendree was able to battle successfully with the teams 
of other large colleges. That year was the first that a full schedule was playe<l. The Lebanon I 'ark was en- 
closed, and the old method of raising iiKmey by subscrijition was done away with. The team this year 
was assisted at different times by Robert (jroll, of Cincinnati L'niversity ; Henry Hall, of Perdue; liertram 
Bell, of Harvard, and Robert Fullweiler, of Cincinnati. During this season McKendree tied Western 




>lilitan- Academv 12 to 12: defeated Barnes Medical 17 too; St. Louis High 22 to 11 ; Southern Illinois 
Xomial 25 to o; and were defeated by C. B. C. 17 to 5. 

For 1901 Captain Harmon was again chosen leader, with \\". L. Clucas manager ; and an executive 
committee consisting of Prof. E. B. Waggoner. Gilbert H. \"an Cleave and W. L. Clucas. This commit- 
tee, together with Captain Harmon, worked diligently during the summer, with the result that when school 
opened in the fall there were many candidates for each position, and each player won his position by su- 
perior work upon the field. Out of eight games played three were lost. McKendree scored IW) points 
agrainst her opponents' 58. Barnes Medic's and St. Louis University were tied; won from Western 33 to o; 
ShurtlefF 33 to o. and Orchard City College ^2 to o, and were defeated by C. B. C. 24 to o ; Marion .^ims 17 to 
O. and St. Louis Louis University 12 to 5. From a financial point this year was a success. .\ complete outfit 
of jersevs. heargears. etc.. were purchased, and the season closed with $75.00 in the treasury. 

In 1902 the same plan was followed. Almost the entire team of igoi returned, and McKendree 
saw the best foot ball year it has had. The season opened with St. Louis High as opponents, and was a 
victor\- for McKendree by the score of 17 to o. Owing to an unavoidable crippled condition of the team, 
McKendree went down before the East St. Louis 6 to o. The St. Louis P. and S. were disposed 
of 23 to o. Then came the banner game in the history of McKendree. with the Marion-Sims-Beaumont 
College. Lebanon took on a real foot ball spirit. The advance sale of tickets was larger than any previous 
game. The .-Xthletic Executive Committee prepared printed programs containing a score or mcirc of yells and 
songs. The students met each night at the college and practiced. Leaders of the rooters were appointed, 
and performed their duties well. Megaphones, penants, horns and ribbons galore greeted tlie six hundred 
visitors who arrived on their special train, with a lirass band and drum ccir()s. .A larger crowd was never 
seen on a McKendree gridiron, and though the game was evenly played, McKendree lost by a small margin 
in the score, but had increased its bank account $103.00. That day will long be remembered by those who 


witnessed tlic -ame. r.nt aiiotlKT treat was in store for the team. Clad in snow white Spauldinjr sweaters. 
with McKendree ])n.minentl.v insoril)ed tliereon. the team jonrneyed on a very pleasant trip to ( )lney. an.l de- 
feated the star assresation of that city l.y the tune of II to o. A ],rettier ami more stnhhornlv contested 
ijame was never played. McKendree ha.l won its tirst sjame away from ((unplete pos.session was 
taken of the train dnrin- the journey, brief speeches were delivered at each st..])pir,j,' point hy some of thc 
many Hueiit talkers of the team, and the ech,, ..f .McKendrce's ••Rah." "Rah." "Rah." can still he heard 
anion- the hills and rocks of Richland connty. The key to the city was delivered tc. the learn upon its ar- 
rival. .\11 ( )lney threw ..pen her doors, and prove.l herself without an eipial in the art of The 
public reception at ni-bt was enjoyed by all. even the .leaf, and when the team returned to Lebanon the f..I- 
lowing- mormn--. all that could whisper voted the trip a jjrand success. The^s and boui|Uets carrie.l 
home by the boys sjioke for themselves. 

In i<P3 .McKendree was minus several .It her .jld and tried warriors, llanuon. \aii Cleave. .Sabine 
and Zerweck all had graduated and left. .Mason, of .Mari.ju .Sims: Hunter of .Minnesota; Houston, Corrio. 
r.isler and Dick .Morriss were amon^ the new material. Barrinj^r the tjame with .St. I.oiiis Ilijjli. 
the entire scliednle was won by .McKendree. ilefealint,- Sburtlet^' 5 1 to (>; Manuel Training-- .Sch(K)l 8_. to o: 
and St. |.,,uis Iniversity 1 _> to 5. ( ireal credit is due 1-red Hunter, the star halfd)ack. who won an en- reputation hy his brilliant and sjiectacular runs. I'.nrroujjhs. Wallis, l-lint, Corrie and played 
heady ball, and were always f.nmd in the midst of every ])lay. Coach Delaney, ..f St. Louis Cnivcrsily. in 
writing the history of foot ball in the .Middle West, says, had .McKen.lree pl.ayed a full schedule, she would 
have been the chami)iou of the .Middle West for IQO?. 

Written l,VStei,;ke." W. L, Ci.tTAS. 




Bv Capt. Cameron Harmon. 

The athletic history of McKendree College would not be complete without an acocunt of the work 
(lone by W. L. Clucas as manager of the foot ball team for three consecutive years, beginning witli the fall 
of 1900. 

The financial problem was a serious one as there was no enclosed park when he first took charge, and 
the students of the institution never did pay more than half of the necessary expenses of the team. 

His first year"s expenses had to be met by hat collections, but by his untiring energy, every cent was 
paid without a few bearing the burden, as was usually the case. 

During his second year, we had an enclosed park, but even then the gate receipts would not have 
covered the expenses had it not been for the good judgment of Mr. Clucas in choosing teams with whom wc 
were to play. He succeeded in securing a game with "Marion Sims Medical College," of St. Louis, to be 
played on our own grounds. By his thorough advertisement and constant agitation great interest was 
aroused in this game, and for the first time in McKendree foot ball history, the .gate receipts exceeded the 
exi>enses by a good margin. During this year he bought sixteen padded jerseys for the team, paid all ex- 
jx-nses and closed the season $20.00 ahead. 

Mr. Clucas is the only manager that ever managed the financial problem at McKendree successfully. 
He not only did that, but secured more games for us in those three years, than had been played at McKen- 
dree in all its previous history. He looked after every interest of the team, and accompanied us on all 
trips out of town. 

He was often present at practice and cheered the boys on at their jjracticc. 

.All who were members of the team during that period, remember with greatest pleasure their association 
with him. and are pleased to hear of his successful career as a business man. 

He graduated in the McKendree Law Class of 1898. .Some time after, he secured a position with the 
.Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, of .\ew York, and has received a number of merited promotions 
i-ntil he is now superintendent of the Lincoln district of Illinois. 


Top Row Left to Riglit. 

CiMiter R. Gustin 

Full Back ;•:. Pfeffer 

Rifjlit Guard Hampton 

RiKht Tackle X. Crosbv 

Left Tackle W Wallace 

Left I".n.l I ). Wallace 

Third Row. 

Left (".iianl P. farter 

Sub. Ouarter Hack S. Porter 

Quarter Hack H. Gadckv. Capt. 

Right I lalf Back O. Laird 

Second Row. 

Right End W.Trautmann 

Left I lalf P.ack J. Webb 

Manager I-"dwards 

Sub. i-ull I'.ack W. 1 larding 

Sub. Tackb- R. I larding 


H. F. (jADBKV. 
Captain Foot Ball Team iXc;2. Manager Foot Ball Team 1903. 



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I' 111! r.ack /-,„, Tji I 

Center ^^P'' '^'anck 

^ ^ ,- , Kcliiiondson 

^"^'""'^^^■k C.Wilton 



W. H. blanck. 

Singles Tennis Cliamplon i8().s. Captain Foot Ball Team 189S. 

RECOKIJ ()!■ Till-: .McKEXDREK l-ooT HALL 


s. St. Lnnis lli-h School 

' East St. Enuis Ili.nii Scliool . . . 

' rK-ilcvillc Atlik-tic Association 

' I'.anirs Medical College 

' Wrst i'.iids of .St. E. Ill's 

Sill). Half r.ack 

I -oh Half Hack . 

l.rft Ihiard 

:'-uU. Half I'.ack . 

Top Row, Left to Riglit. 

Sub. Guard .'.... IL r.ursruanl 

Rijrht Guard I |cttifj-ir 

Sub. Full I'.ack I-:. Waiij^ 

Lett Tackk- c. Kaldwiu 

Quarter liack r i.-jj,,, 

^-""•■sma" \V. lilanck 

'i'liird Row. Left t I Ri'^lu. 

Kisrlit I'jid 

Sub. I-:mcI (I X'ai, 

Sub. Tackle . . 

Sub. (niard \\' 

!■ ull I'.ack 

...M. Hall 
. I^'ullwciler 
I lerbstniann 



Captain Hoot Ball Team, igoo, 1901, i<;02. 



KiaORl) Ol- Till': .XK-Kl'.XDRI'.l'. I'l )i >T |',.\I.T. 'ri'.AM FOR 'I'llI". SF.ASOX OF 1900. 

McKciulrcc -21 vs. St, l.uuis llii^h Scliuul 11 

12 " \\'esterii Militarx Acailcniy 12 

17 " I '.ami's Modical CuUc-gc O 

• 5 " I'liri^tian P.rotlicrs' College 17 

•■ l':\\ini; Ci.llfi^c 12 

Jt ■■ SdUtlurn Illinois Xnrinal O 

Ri-xi )Ri) ( n' rill-; .\uisIA1)R1':1': rnt vv i',at.i. iI'.am m lu riii-'. srasox (^f kk^ . 

McKenilri-e o vs. Iiari;cs .Medical Collciic O 

o " Cliristian r.rctlicrs' Cdllofjo 24 

•■ .\larinii .Sinis-rn-auiiiiini (iilli'i.'c (if Medicine 17 

5 " Si. 1 .iiiiis I'liiversity 5 

8 " St. l.niiis rnnivirsity 25 

_y •■ ( )reliar(l ( ily t cUeRe o 





Top R-)w. Left to kisjln. 

Rijiht f iiiard R. I louston 

Ripht Tackle T. McP.ride 

Left Rn'l (',. \'an Cleave 

Second Row, Lt.'t to Right, 
Sill). Half Bac'.- S. (iould 

Sub. ( aiaril C. McKiii.^lit 

Sub. Tack' E. Dahlem 

Manap^cr W. L. Clucas 

1 lead Li!u-siiia- R. Wallis 

]-"ulI Hack E. Wallis 

.Sul>. Em' C. I'aldwin 

Third Row. Left to Ri},du, 

Quarter Hack R. I'linl 

Left I lalf I5ac:- L. I ferbstiiiaiin 

Right I lalf liacU- L. Zcrweck 

Left Tackle C'ai)t. C. 1 larnion 

Center Car.sou 

Ix-ft CJuard 11. I'.urpuar.l 

Right End R. Sabine 

" 4 




The splculi.l rccor.l ,,f .h. McK.m.Irc foot hall t.a.n ever snu'c its organization is well known by 
all lovers of s,,„n at ,,1,1 lint how few anion- her many know of the har.I. countless 
hours spent in training- which ,, tnok t,. aco„nplish these an.l fewer still k,„,w that if it ha,l not been 
for the practice these valiant warriors of the gridiron reeeiv,-,! l,v -huckin^^ the liiie'' an.l -tearing' to 
shreds" the defense of a scrub or second team, that the w,,rk ,ln,u. l.y them in a re-ular contest could 
not have been accomplished. More especially is this to be foun.l in recent years when the power of brain must 
be w,.rke<l simultaneously with that of brawn to make a team successful upon the field. \o Ioni,.cr is it a 
case of "might being right." as use<l in the sense of victory or ,lefc-at. for often the excellent team Cork of a 
very light squad will play havoc u ith the -lefense and offence of its ntore powerful opponer.t. So it was with 
the intention of improving the ,.trensi^e an,l .lefensive work of the first teant. and to ntake their weight 
more effective in a hard contest, that eanse,l a nmnher of the light weight enthusiasts of the t,. or- 
ganize themselves into a tean, „, give the regulars practice. Little <li.l these scrubs drean, of the n,anv hard 
knocks they w.i.uld receive at the han,ls „f their frien.lly hut sturdy au,l determine,! op,,onents. wh,.'when- 
ever the opportunity offered, took ,lelight in directing their p„int of attack the weakest part of the 
scrubs- line, and "hitting them like a ,hun,lerb„k out of a clear sky. Hut in spite of the mat.y bard kn.Kks 
an.l the rough handling received at the bands of the optxxsing giants, the courage of the secon.l tean, .li.l not 
wane, but like true knights of the gridiron they kept up their mighty struggle against overwhehning .nlds 
until near the end of the season ,.f uyji they were working t,.gether in such splendi.l for.n that they .leci.le.I to 
play a match game against the strong team from Trenton. 111., who up to that time Iv.asted of an unbroken 
record of victories. In this which was played in Lebanon Park on .Saturday, .\ovember it., the sec- 
ond team officers were Captain Sam li. .Moore and Manager W S. Morriss. .Mthougb the Trenton boys out- 
weighed their opponents five to a man, the splendid team work of the secon.l team proved to be too 


effective to be witli^'tood bv their sturdier opponents, who after a few minutes of terrilile Hue phuisinij startC' 
on that inevitable journey up SaU River, which every team, however successful, must travel stxiner or later. 
JudginsT the distance these unfortunates traveled up this livinjj stream by the size of the .score, which was 45 
to O in favor of McKendree. we would say they readied its source m short order. 

This victorx' seemed to arouse tlie lisht weights of .McKendree to greater efforts, for in the fall of 
1902 the team was once more launched upon its journey ever an.xious for victory, yet willing- to accept de- 
feat if out-classed by superior team work. The officers of the team were Captain \". S. ^lorriss and Mana- 
ger E. W. Donoho. and during this year the second team won three out of four games played, scoring a total 
of 68 points for McKendree against 5 for their opponents. 

The second team of i<X)3 elected L. X. Perrin Captain and \". .^. Morriss Manager, and started to work 
in earnest, but owing to the fact that both teams were working under the directions of an efficient coach, 
it was decided to use the second team merely as extra material for the first team. This being the case the 
positions were constantly changed in practice, so when the second team finally arranged games with their 
opponents they were decisively defeated in al but one contest. However they did not feel discouraged over 
their defeat, but trx)k pride in their work as .scrubs, which enabled the first team to close the season of 19^13 
with a record of which they may well be proud, having lost but one game on their entire schedule. 

'.real credit is due the entire team for their .splendid work, but to Coach llyron C. Anderson, of .Vm- 
herst. too much credit cannot be given for his earnest and untiring eflforts to develop the "raw material" 
into machine- 1 ike jx;rfection and a glance at the records will prove that his efforts were successful. 

To our good friend and fellow foot ball enthusiast. .Manager Harry F. (iadeky. the members of the 
|Vx>t ball team extc-nd to him a cordial vote of thanks for the many kind services rendered us this sea.son ; idr 
wc realize that a great deal of the team's success was rlue to his efforts in our behalf. 



TIr' foot liall ti-;mi of i()04 did nut Ix'i^iii practice until laic ir. the season, ciwin;^ to the lack of organ- 
ized effort: however, when the team was finally started upon its jdiinu-v of con(|nest it made a splendid 
record, winning two mit of three of these difficult ijanies In a large margin. 

The first game pla\ed against Shnrtleff College was one of which the hnys may well he proud of. 
and it is to Capt. Charles Baldwin and Mgr. R. S. Waggoner that a .great deal of credit is due for their efforts 
in arousing the college spirit of the hoys and making the season of 1004 a success. 

A. D. P. 




Top Row, Lett to Kigln. 

I'.ack I'l. I )oni)lK) 


Hack I .. Zerwcck 

Hack M. Wallis 

. !•". Corric 

IKSl' Tl-'.AM. npj. 

Svconil Hnw. \.vh til Rij^hl. 

I<ii,'ln (iuard S. Cimild 

'.jiiarttT Hack R. I'liiit 

I, eft Tackle . , (.'apt. I lariiion 

1-tilI Hack !■:. Wallis 

RiKht Tackle T. Mcl'.ride 

l.i-tt (luard r. Baldwin 

Third Row. Left to Ri!,dit. 

Rij,dit ICiid R. .Sabine 

I^ft ICnd ( '.. \ai-, ( leave 




I'tt to Ri.y;lit. 

( il' l'l..\\l-;i- 

Top Row, L 

Sill.. 1 lalt I'.ack L. Perrin 

Left « Jiiar.l \'. Biglcr 

Right End I-'. Corric 

Sul). Tackle 1 .. Mcn.maUl 

Sicotid Row. Left to Right. 

Manai,'er IT. I". ( ".adeky 

Right Halt I'.ack I'Vnl I luiiicr 

Siih. End 1.. Stark 

Stiidt. Manager \'. S. Morriss 

Sill), (iiiard r. ^^cK^ight 

Right < liiard R. I louston 

;S. I'IRST TICA.M. 1903. 

Third Row. Left to Right. 

Center C. Mason 

Lett Tackle I". .Mcl'.ride 

Ouarter I'.ack \. \V., Jr. 

Inill Hack E. W'allis 

Right Tackle W. Powell 

I'oiirth Row. Left to Right. 

Left I lalf I'.ack W. Rurroughs 

Siih. ( hiard X- Ensign 

Left r.tiard R. Elint 

MR. EDWARD WALLIS— Captain Foot Ball Team 1903. 

McKendree 17 





McKendree o vs 


St. Louis High School o 

Western Military Acaileniv o 

Shurtleff College o 

East St. Louis Alumni fi 

Phvsicians & Surgeons o 

( )lney .\thletic Club o 

.Marion .Sims-TJeauniont College of Medicine ....n 

P.ALL TF:AM FOR Till': SEASON' OF u)0_^. 

.St. Louis High School 11 

Shurtleff College fi 

St. Louis L"niversity 5 

.Manual Training School o 

West Ends r,f St. Louis o 

l'(iSITI()\S Ol- I'LAVl^KS OX McKHXDRlCl- TI-.AM F( iR ,rp4. 

T.ip Row. Left I,) Ri.ujht, l.ilt CiianI \- p.:„i,.r 

Riflht Tackle < K. Krcihheil ' ^^^' 

\^^\ '■-"/' ; I- Stark Sec. ,i.<l Row. I .eft t, , Risrht. 

R'ff'it I"-"'' K. J-lint Kidn ( ;uar.l f McKni.rht 

Sub. 1 ackle \\. \ lanncn Left I lalf Back R Hcrrv 

Sub, Half Hack C. Xicbol. (enter C. RaWwin. Captain 

f,"V!;"-y'' N. I-.r..sijrn Tackle L. Nk-nonaUI 

'■"" ^'^"^ ■■■■ F-- Wallis .Manaj^er R. Waggoner 


CHARLES BALDWIN— Captain Foot Ball Team 1904. 


McKendrce ifi vs. Shurtlefif College of Alton 4 

6 " St. Charles Militarw .Academy 8 

23 " Marion Sims Dental College o 


McKI'-.XDKl-i-; liACKS. ujo^. 

I.fft to Rii,Hit. 
k],i,-ht Halt Hack .... ' i,>,. , ,, , 

Kull Hack K u ,•■■ 

l-ctt Half Back w ' p''" ^^ ''' " 

yuartcr IJack a. W. .Morriss. Jr. 




FRED HUNIER-McKendree Star Half Back-Captain Elect 1904. 
RI-XTlRI^DFTlII-: McKI-:Xi)kKI'; Sl'.COXD TEAM FOR Till'. SI'.ASOX oF upi. 
McKendrcc Second Team 45 vs. Trtr.toii 


rnp Knw 

I. eft to Rig-lit. 

.S. Gould 

I. ell Half Hack 

^■'^ Gua'-'l '.'.'■■.'■.■■■■■.■ 

lackle n w J 

,-,,,, , <-. .Marks 

^"' '^^K, ■■■■ Captai., S. Moore 

R.Rht Half Rack yV. PfetTer 

Quarter Hack ,. ,.-,i„^ 

^■'^'J.^"^^^ K. Corrie 

KA.M. iQDi. 
Second Row. Left to Riijht 

Ri,?ht Guanl ; E. Donoho 

eft Guard q .McKiiipht 

^'g'^t lackle T. .McBride 

R'8:''t ^-"'' M. Van Treese 

Third Row. Left to Right. 

^"'^•'^'"' ' R. Munoz 

'-^■» f-"'' V. Morriss 


To|> Kow. Fx-ft to F<iKl)t. I.cfl I lalf Hack W. Pfcffcr 

Center C. Milli-r Sco.nrl Row. Left 1(. Ri.uht, 

Left Guard X. iCnsitjii Suh. \\ I'. I'.ai-co 

Ripht Guard C. 'I'lirall Inill liacU I.. M.irsaii 

Left Tackle L. McDonald Ki^lit Rnd Cai)taiii \'. : lorriss 

Left End I".. C'orric- ' )iiartcr Hack \i. \\;ii;-.s;nner 

Right Tackle ('. liakcr. ki-lii I lalf Hack E. noiiolm. .\laiiat;cr 


McKcMilrt-c Second '1 

V. S. MORRISS— Captain McK»ndree 2nd Team 19C2. 

28 vs. F"(I wardsvillc q 

II " McCrea Dcwcv of Troy. Ill o 

-'') ■■ Troy 1 liyh .ScJiool q 

" " .'^amloval 1 lish School c 


I'()>1T1(JX (;;■■ i'L.\\i;KS .\IcKl-:.\iJR::E SEC ONDTKAM, i.)03. 
Top Row. r,eft to Right. Second Row. I. (.11 t.i Kiyht. 

Sul>. Tackle- W. Burroughs Sub. End . . 11. Cailin 

-Sub. Half Rack L. Stark Left Guard C. .McKniuht 

Right fiiianl N. Ensign 

Right I lalf r.ark A. Vickery 

Center J. Link 

Left Half liiack Captain L. Pcrrin 

Sub. End R. Elint Sub. Guard P. Carr 

Sub. Tackle H. .Miller Left Tackle _ R. Berry 

l^ft End V. Morriss 

Right End R. .Vlunoz 

Third Row, Left to Right. 

Quarter FJack Porter 

Full I!ack C. Miller 

Right Tackle I,. .McDonaU: 



Captain McKenJree 2nd moj. 

RF.O )RI) ( .I- TMF, McKENDKI.;!-. SRCOXD moT 11 Al.l. TI-.\M l-( )R Till- SK ASoX OF lo-M- 
McKcn.Ir.v S.o m,! Team , . „ vs Troy I lijrli Scliool _,« 

. o " Western Militarv AcaH.-niy 
.29 ■• Troy IIi.!,Hi School . 


A. W. MORRISS. Jr. E. W. rjONOHO. 

Tennis Championb 190J. 


TIk- tenuis courts of McKt-ndnr :ir' tin- pridi- i t tlic lovers of this cxliiliralitii^ pastime, and well may 
they he (inpinl of them, for upon their smooth liaril surf;iee have heen |)layc(l many an interesting set. rar,gin!j 
in impoit.uH'r fnnn the game ])layecl merel\ for the love of it to the j^ame when the college champions were 
called u]ion h\ tin- tennis enthusiasts to defend their title ami wrest from their worthy opponents the cham- 
I)ior.ship o| Southern Illinois. 

.Such was the scene in iSf)7 when the college champions. Sanniel I. C'lucas and Walter II. I'danck of 
McKendree were to play a series of matches against Kirk|)atricl< and llradshaw of lulwardsville t'or the 
ch;im)iionshi]i of Southern Illinois, which the l-'.dwardsville hoys claimed they held, having <lefeated all their 
o])]ioiu-nts up to that time. 

The first of the series of three matches were played at lidwardsvillc. in which the Lebanon hoys were 
victorious, the .-.econd match was ])laye(l at Lebanon, the Rdwardsville hoys winning with ease; tlic 
third match, which tiecided the cham])ionship. was played at h'dwardsville. the .McKendree champions. 
I'danck and C'lucas. winning hy the following scores: (> — 3. ') — 11. d — 2. 1 — '1. thus easily jiroving their 
right to the title of tennis cham])ions of Southern Illinois. 

I'.lanck and Clucas retained their brilliant record for several years, during which time they lost but 
one match, this was after a close and exciting contest with .Arthur Wear and Clarence Gamble, of Smith 
.-Xcademy of St. Louis, that they met their only defeat. 

In ii)(Xi S. J. t'lucas won the chamiiionship of Fast .St. Louis, defi'ating several of the crack plavers of 
that city. 

In the s])ring of Hpi the first tennis club was organi.ted with r.n enrollment of I'ourteen niember.s. 
The officers of the club were as follows: President. \'. S. .Morriss : \ice-l'residenl. .\. W. Morriss. Jr. : Sec- 
retarx . Treasvucr and .\lan;iger. I'aul Ivl.vards. 

The object of the ckil) was to arnu.-e tlic interest of -McKemlrec's students ir, this must pleasant pas- 
time, and to cause those students who were already ailc]its at this yanie to work harder to hecunie more skill- 
ful ill order to retain their laurels. So it was with this tlii>ught in view that the club was ori^anized. and al 
its first meeting decided hy a nnanin-tous vote to hoUl a tournament for the club members during com- 
mencement week. 

.\fter a series of preliminary cor.tests had been held in order to determine the standing of the players, 
the tournament committee, consisting of three mem'.xrs c:f the club, viz.. \'. .S. .\lorriss. J. B. Sager and 
yi. \'an Treese. was apjiointed to select suitable handicai)s for the contestants. 

Two loving cups were offered by the club for the winners of the doubles, and Mrs. .\. \V. Morriss. of 
Lebanon, very kindly donated a thinl cup for the winner of the singles, .\lter some very fast tennis in the 
preliminaries and semi-finals. P.. W. Donoho and J. P. F.dwards were left to battle for the doubles champion- 
ship, against ^f. \"an Treese and A. \V. Morriss. Jr In this contest Donoho and Edwards proved their 
superiority over their opponents after a very e.xciting match. and won the championship by the following scores : 
^►— 4. 6— X. 6— 2. lo— 12. 7— 5. , 

_(. F'. Kdwards won the singles cliamphionship from .\. W. .Morriss. Jr.. in a well contested match, prov- 
ing lx;yond a doubt his right to the title of singles champion, I'be scores were d — ,^, 2 — Ci. <) — 7, 6 — 4. This 
match having concluded the tournament. Dr. .\I. II. Chamberlain. I'residcnl oi .McKer.dree College, made a 
very complimentary presentation speech in which he awarded the cups to the successful eoiUestants. 

In i'/32 the club increased its enrollment to sixteen members. \'. S. .MDrriss 
lor the ensuing year: .\. \V. .Morriss. Jr., \'ice-I'resident. and W, ('. fftlTer, Seer 

A tounuumul snn.lar t„ tl,at held the preceding year was held by the members of the club, and the 
increased interest which they .„„k „, its advancement prove.l beyond a <lnubt that it would be a success 
In the finals of ,l„s contest .M. \an Treese and A. W. Morriss were left to battle for the championship against 
!•.. W. Donoho and W. l. I'feffer, and after a well contested match won by tlie following scores- 6-. 6-, 
6—8. 12— in. 

Interest in tennis did not wane, for in the spring of 1903 the club membership nurnhered twenty- 
rive. .V W. .M.,mss. Jr.. was elected President; Eugene Corrie. \iee- 1 "resident, and l-. W. Donoho. sec- 
retary. Treasurer and .Manager. This year A. W. .Morriss. Jr.. and K. W. Donoho were the undisputed cha.n- 
p.ons of the ch,b. having no trouble to defeat all comers; .so they were, therefore, selected to represent .Mc- 
Kendree in the following matches: Morris and Donoho. of McKendree. played Reeder and Adams, of Kast 
St. Louis High .School, a series of two our three games for chan,,,sionship. and won hands down l.v the 
scores of 6-2. 7-5. f,-4. A. W. Morriss. Jr.. easily defeated Wat.son. of blast St. Louis High School, 
•I singles by the scores of r> — 2. 6—0. 

Morris and Donoho journeyed to Carbondale on May .0, and took the State .\onnal taw bv the score of 
6—3. 12—14. ')— 4. I")— I. 

On .May 17 .Morris and Donoho again played Adams and Reeder. of Last St. l.ou.s High School, and 
won in a canter. The score was '»— 7. 6 2. 

Donoho forfeited in singles to .\da,ns. of East St. Louis, and .Morriss. of .McKendree. was left to battle 
for the singles championship on May 24. In this match Adams lost by default. 


W e^t and 1-ggmann, of East .St. Louis High School, forfeited n,atch scheduled for June 10, by de- 


Morriss and West played a two out oi three ni.iU-!i m singles, as a stiil)stitute for scheduled contest. 
Morriss won d — 4. 3 — 0. 6 — 2. 

MiKire and Adams forfeited to McKendrec the match scheduled for June 13. 

Donoho and Morris had shown their superiority over all comers, and justly claimed the champion- 
ship of Southern Illinois. 

The matches of 'oj; increased the interest in tennis to a remarkable extent. 

The club of 1904 is proud of its membership of thirty skilled tennis enthusiasts who are all working 
hard to make this year the banner year at McKendree. Ihe officers of the preceding years were re- 
electc'l unanimously for the season of T904. and all indications point toward a record-breaking year for ten- 
nis at ..Id McKendree. A. P. D. 

Singles Tennis Chnmpion iS,;. 


Singles Tennis Champion -go.- 


P ^ 


i v%%. 

Ik^t^ . 

.\icKi-:xi)Ki-.i-. i!.\SKi-:r hai.i. ri^AM, i<k).v<m- 

r(i]> row loft to riplit — Mabel Duncan. I.iila Large. Second row — Dora Doutrlierty, Roinhanlt. I'liin] row — .Mvrtlc Duncan, captain, l.yrlia .\[alernci- 


„„P„ ,o, p.c,i„. an- a ™>-., «oo. »..*.».- T, , ^^ ^^_ _ _^ _^^^ ^^^^____^^^ ___ ^^ _, 

^„. i, b.i». co„,p„..K* n.w „. McK„,.,.,, - _^ ^ _^^^ ,^___,_^^ ,^„ ^.,„ 

„.,„p h».l, a„., mix .,p i,. ,.n.,a, ,„ a ,„.bI,.> .'•<■'< .■■ -- ;_^^^^^^^^ ^ „„,„,„„,„,„.„,„„, 

lit) hand .>f atlilL-tic training 
honors of chanipinnslhp of ' 
can. captain; l-'l.r.ncc Kcinhanlt, Luh. Large. Mable Dnncan, 

..n the awkward rushes were pushed aside an.l the n, ^„^,,„„„„„;„ „f Southern Ilhnois 

,„d they became very .graceful and soon carrie.l „n the honor, ot ehanipmn.l,,, 

The team was composed of Myrtle Dun 
l.v.lia Malernee and Dora Dougherty. 



St. Louis High Schoo' 


Captain Track Team, 1Q02. 


Bv G. H. VanCiejvc. 

Tlie athletic meet at McKomlrci- in i<)02 was orii;inally iiitcndt-d tii l)c a cuiitcst between tlK' I'lalonian 
and Philosophion Societies. Vnit on account of tlio illness of several nienibors of tlie Philosopliian team tlie 
conicjt was called off. and from the remaining men two teams were chi>sen with .Ausust Beckenic\ er and 
Gilbert H. \'an Cleave as captains. The events in the meet were tlie 30. ion and 220 vard dashes. i|uarter 
mile, half mile and mile runs, quarter mile and mile bicycle races, shot put. liamnier throw, (bscus liurl. run- 
nin.? and standinjj broad jumps, running and standing jumps, pole vault ,ind high kick. With only two 
weeks in which to train, and with no previous experience in track or field umk. the men were not exi)ected 
to make any showing at all. and only entered for the start it might give for work of the next vcar. P.ut in 
spite of the inexperience of the men and the short preparation, the meet was a great success, and some excel- 
lent records were made. The contest between the ojjposiug teams was exceedingK- close, and was not de- 
cided until the last event. The score up to the last event, tlie pole vault, was -1 to -ji. In this ewnt \'au 
("leave was the only representative for his team, and was rippused liy i;cckeme\er and Sabine. The cMnt was 
won alter a spirited contest by Beckemeyer. with \'an L'leave second and Sabine third. The heiglu of S 
feet 10 inches ivas not great, but in view of the fact that neither \'an Cleave nor Sabine liad h.indled a pole 
until ten day.- before the meet, ft was a good crjr.test. The following is a list of ihe events willi nsult^ : 

Fifty yard dash — Won by Van Cleave, lleckemeyer second, Steveusnu ihinl : time 5 ^-^ seconds. 

.Shot put — Won by Harmon, Gould second, Cot)ok third; distance .v fl. i in. 

Runnir.g broad jump — Won by \'an Cleave. Beckemeyer second. ( Miric llurd ; dislance jo ft. ij in. 

Quarter mile bicycle — Won by Waggoner. Pfeffer second. HeckenuNrr ihinl : time 

Standing broad jump — Won by Baldwin. W. Thrall siconrl, Harmon third; dislance i) fl. 11 in. 



( hie Iniiulrcfl yard tlasli — Wdnby \ an (.'leave. Stevenson seconil. Peterson third; time lo 2-5 seconds. 

(Jnarter mile run — Won by I'feffer. Corrie second. C Thrall ihinl ; time 57 seconds. 

])iscus hurl — Won by (iould, Knrroiishs second. Cook third; distance 96 ft. 8 in. 

Running high jum]-) — Won by \ an Lleave. v'orrie second. .Sabine third; height 5 ft. 4y_. in. 

One mile run — Won by Barter, Donolio second, 1 ladley third ; time 4 minutes, 38 seconds. 

Two hundred and twenty yard da;sh — Won by \ ;in (.leave, Stevenson second, Beckemeyer third; 
tune -'J 2-3 seconds. 

One mile bicycle race — Won by ffeffer. Wai;j;oner second. Keisling third; time .... 

High kick — Won by Sabine. 1 [armor, second. I'lint third; height 8 ft. 

Hammer throw — Won by (arson, I'.eckemeyer second, Harmon third; distance 88 ft. 6 in. 

Half mile run — Won by I'lint. C. Thrall second, Douoho third; time 2 minutes, 12 seconds. 

.^tandir.g high jump — \\im by (^'orrie. W. Thrall second. Mint third.; height 5,^ inches. 

I'ole vault — \\on by Beckemyer, Van Cleave second. Sabine third; height S ft. 10 in. 

The team captained by Beckemeyer won the meet with a score of 78 points to "/^ ]>oints for \'an 
Cleave's team. In individual work \'an Cleave headed the list with a score of 28 points, winning 5 firsts 
and I second out of six entries. Beckemyer was second with a score of 16 points in seven entries. I'fef- 
fer ua> third with 13 points oiU of three entries. 

In the S|)ring of 1903 tlie tr.ack team was reorganized, and Cameron Harmon was elected captain, 
and W ilbur Burroughs manager. An attempt was maile to arrange a meet with Shurtleff (.'ollege and several 
of the schools of .St. Louis. \ meet was finally arranged with St. Louis I'nivcrsity. but on account of rain 
had to be called off. .\ local handicap meet was ther, arranged for commencement week. The events 
were now as follows : 


l-'ittv yard dash — \an Cleave, scratch, first: Sabine, 3 yards, second: StevensdU, i yard, tliird. Time 
5 3-5 scconrls. 

Shot put — Krehbiel. (> in., first: Burriiu.t;lis. scratcli. second: C. Thrall. ,:; ft., third. Distance 34 ft. 
10 in. 

Runnin.t,' broad jiini]) — \'an Cleave, scratch, first: I'.urrcm.i^iis. 3 It-, second: Stevenson, _' ft., third. 
Distance 21 tt. 4 in. 

l>'scus hurl — IVirroughs. scratch, first: Krehbiel. scratch, secoml: Corrie. 5 ft., third. Distance 102 

ft. 4 in. 

One huiidred and twenty yard hurdles — Sabine, scratch, first: .Miller. (1 yards, second. Time 17 .sec- 


Runnir.jr hi.<;h jump — \'an Cleave, scratch, first: Cc)rrie, i in., second. Ilei.t,dit 5 ft. << in. 

Two hundred and twenty yard dash — \'an Cleave, scratch, first: .Stevenson, scratch, second. Time 
22 1-5 seconds. 

Hammer throw — 

One hundred yard dash — \an Cleave, scratch. r:rest : Sabine, 5 \ards. second: .Miller, 7 yards, third. 
Time 10 1-5 .seconds. 

Standin<r hi-rh juini) — Corrie. scratch, first: I'.alduin. 1 in,, secon.l : riirall, j in., third, neiyln 34 in, 

I'ole vault— nint. 10 in., first: Sabine, scratcii. ^econd :(. Thrall. S in, third. 1 lei,L;lit m ft. 

The meet of K103 was an ir.tereslinj,'- one. a^ the liaiidicaii]nr> had -.o studied the abilities of the men 
as to be able to make each event close. 'l"he enthusiasm of the i)re\ioii> \car was l.-ickin^;. however, as the 
contest arranjic'l between the societies had served to arouse considerable patriotism .-iiid enthusiasm, \'an 
rieavc atjain captured the individual championship with 5 firsts, all from scratch, yivini; him a score of _>5 




[xiints in live i-vrnts. S;il)iiu' u;is -^I'l-ond with 14 pnmts in h>ur i-M-:its. ;\nil I'.iirrodi^lis ua> third with 11 
points ill thri'i' ivciUs. With the cxpfriciR-i.- and example of these years, ami with the hetler facilities for 
trair.ini; which have lately lieen ailileil tn the collesjc. and with material imdimhtedly as i,'oo(l. McKcn- 
(Iroe should he ahle in the coming"- years to have a track team that can comi)ete successfully, r.ot only with 
the smaller collesjes and universities, hut with the lar!.;er universities as well. 



The track team of 1904 did lun begin practice until hUc in tlie season owing; to the inclemency of the 
weather and the bad condition of the athletic field, however. tlie\' made a i^nod record in the collegiate meet 
which was held Nfay 5. immediately after this meet they cliallenijed .several of the best teams of St. Louis, 
but these matches were postponed on account of the weather. 

Tlie recfirds of the track team in the collegiate meet held .\lav 5 are as follows ; 

Hammer throw — .McBride first. Ensign second; distance ')2 ft. 4 in. 

Shot put — Burroughs first, R. Zertuche second: distance 23 ft- ^ '"■ 

One hundred yard dash — Corrie first. .Stevenson second; time 11 3-5 seconds. 

Discus hurl — R. Zertuche first. Brown second; distance kxj ft. 8 in. 



Captain Track Team 1002. 



Ramon Munoz Zcrtuche. VV. (j. Burrc ughs. Eugene Corric. 

Thomas McBride. 






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r.v Miss F. Watts an.l Miss M. Wallace. 

Some college girls desire a Ph.D.. but .Miss .Moore prefers an X. I'>. D. 

Much learning has made us mail. — The Seniors. 

Sweetness long drawn out. — Miss Wright. 

Man wants but little here below, but wants that little long. — Will Tfeffer. 

There's not a professor I couldn't teach and put liiui ir, tlie shade. — I£d. Krehbicl. 

Much study is a weariness to the flesh. — .Miss Kiesling. 

( )ne eternal smile. — Birkhead. 

Love is like the measles — alwa\ s worse when it comes late in life. — V.. IL. Straley. 

Two minds with l>ut a single tho't ; two hearts that beat as one.— Reinhardi an.l Xicliol 

( )1 mightv Czar, before thee now 
rhe North Ranch does in reverence bow. 
Beneath thy sceptre, the chicken leg, 
Thv subjects kneel good will to beg. 


( ). .Straley. grant them this one boon. 
If you steal another chicken soon. 
Invite the boys to help you out 
.\nd thus protect yourself from g<iut. 

( ). Fair St. Louis, help poor Batch 
To cultivate life's cabbage jjatch ; 
He is alone, the way is rough 
<')ne barrel of kraut is not enonyh. 

N'ot without resources. — .Mr. 
Ensign: "Well, it isn't as i 

'.unday: "llnl dr 
1 were iuarr\ing 

think >on can 
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Iijt C'onilK-. — "Tliat's a boaiitiful sonsj. It simply carries mc away. Miss Sabine. — "rni sorry I 

didn't sin^ it earlier in the evenins^." 

(13) To be or not to be, that is the question. — Stevenson and Hanson. 

( 14) There's notliinij half so sweet in life as love's younij dream. — Hneekcl and Hecker. 

(15) It is difficult to grow old i^racetully. — G. L. Fletcher. 

(iC>) Some ^irls have diamonds in their eyes, but Miss .Malernee has lurs cm her finsjer. 

( 17) Love seldom haunts the breast wlure learning; lies. — E. O. Smith. 

(181 ( lirls. like books, should be few and well chosen. — Chester Miller. 

(IQI () wad some power the gift to sjie us. To see oursels as ithers see us. — The 1 lirls. .March 10. 

(20) .\nd still we saze and still the wonder f^^rcw. That one small head could carry all he knew. — 
I-. Carson. 

(21) Carpenters have taken the contract to erect a Hachelor's Hall on the campus durinjj the sunimer. 
The inmates will be : Straley. \'ickrey. Holt, Miller, Limerick and Marriott. Strenuous efforts are beinfj 
made to secure the services of I'rof. (i. as Overseer, and Dr. Mason as General Office Hoy. 

(22) Mr. P.runer's residence will be rented and fitted for lisht housekeeping-. Those who have en- 
gaged rooms are: Gaultney and Croix. I'i]ier and I'.erry. I'owell and Farthinsj. .Several rooms have hceir, 
reserved for the followins.; widows: Anna Flint. Flossy r.\uid\. Sadie Mcl'.ride. .Mae Hobbs. Mvrtle Dun- 
can. Eva l!arli>w and Irene llorner. 

(23) In this wilfl world the fondest and the best are the most tried, most troubled, and distressed. — 
John Glotfelty. 

I 24 I Fidl many a flower is born to blush un-een. and waste its sweetness on the desert air. — Ilaltie 

< iarrigus 

I 25 I The man bebiml the i,'un. — Robt. Choisser. 
(26) A wilderness of sweets. — The ( lirls. 

{2y) Hell is full o{ people who never meant to j;o there. — Prof. G 




1 jS i Tnic cliMiueiice ciinsist> in >;iviiiL; all tliat is necessary, and ni'tliing- hut what is necessary 
Mac. Slieplianl. 

(291 The path to literary tame is more ilifficult than that which leads to fortune. — I'rot. Ci. 
(30) I am Constant as the northern star.— Roht. Croix. 
(311 Xor.e hut cowards lie. — Choisser. 

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dreat temperance, ojicn au', 

Easv labor, little care. 

_R. I'ipcr. 

(3^1 She was so conjunctive t 1 m\ lite and soul, thai, as the star moves not Inu in his sphere. I could 
not but bv her. — H. f. lirown. 



She is blessed in love alor.c. 
Who loves for vears, and loves but one. 
— .Miss Keislinr 

Rarth no other like to thee. 
Or if it doth, in vain for me. 

(36) It is impossible to love a secmi'l tiuu- when ue have r)nce really ceased to love. — (_ omlie. 

(3-) I have always thought that the nature of women was inferior to that of mc'U in general, anc 
als'i in particular. — K<1. W'allis. 



Why is t'n.f, l>.'s heul like lieaven ? I'.ecause there i> no more parlini,' there. 
"I think the I'i;,' Skin is just too lr>vely for anvthinj,'— so there now I"- l.ydia. 
Knclost-d find check for one cent for a copy of the I'i^; Skin. — Kus-ell Sajje. 




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