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Volume XXL— -JANUARY, 1899. — No. 


CHAPTER. ( IVith Illustrations, ) . . . . C . A. Lawlkb, . , 

• :: THE STATE OF THE FRATERNITY . . Abchon Secbitart, . 


GAMMA DELTA IN MANILA, Habbt W. McGaulbt, , 


SQUADRON IN THE WAR, Thadkus Cox Dvnlap, 

AIR CASTLES, Ebnkst Nbal Lton, 


Vni, INDIANAPOUS, IND., JAN. 37, '99, . J. Abchik McKek, . 


DELTA, PHILADELPHIA, PA., .... William S. Wadbwobth, . i 


PABIUS M. CLARKE. ( With Portrait. ) ^ 


Hon. Thomas RiNQLAND StOCKD ALE. {With Portrait) i 

Hon. Job Adams Cooper. ( With Portrait, ) ( 

IsraelC. Pehshinq, D.D l 

John Mason Martin. (With Portrait) ( 

OFFICIAL NOTE TO THE CHAPTERS . . . Abohon Tbbasl rer, . . . ( 


TiM Vcw eovemmentk 06; Tbe QoArterir and Ita Ob- 
JmL 07; A THlmto to Brother Xeok, 80: The Ketnrn of 
■toOBiUoy, 70; The Qnarterl^'i New Depejrtmexit, 71; 
Ghepter BMee Oommlttee, 71: Some Dlnneri, 72; The 
H«w Ghanter, 7S; Neorology, 78; The New Quaxterly, 74; 
The Prouauui DelegattonTr^. 


78: OolCBte, 78; Ooniell, 78; UnlTemtj of Pa., 
h A9\ rauunrlTaiila State. 70; GettyilmrB, 80; 
•<..«». ..indiii^ OO^ftiohmond College, 81; Allegheny 
Ocmego^ a; Ohio Weileyan IhilTenlly, 88; Wooiter 
UatT«rrtlg^ 84; Deniaoa UnlTerU^, U; Wahaih, 85; 
iBdlaaa tn Jfertftj, 86: UnlTenl^ of Wltooniln. 87; 
ltbUMaot% 88; nilBOla We«leyan UnlTenttr, 80; itnox 
CtoUen, 80; UBfrerHty of IluSiolfi. 00; Wm. Jewell Gol- 
B iig Og; lfat^igMty <tf Kanaa^ 01; Bnoknell UniTerHtj, 







The Fifty-first Annual Ekklesia of the Fraternity will be held 
at Dayton, Ohio, October, 1899. Dr. John Clark Ridpath is 
Chairman of the National Committee. 


GENERAL LEW WALLACE, Crawfordsville, Ind. 


NEWTON D. BAKER, Jr., Society for Savings, Cleveland, O. 

General Secretary. 

WILLIAM EDGAR GARD, 30 Park Place, New York. 

Office of the Fraternity, Room 54. 

®tber Brcbons. 

HORACE I. BRIGHTMAN,5o Broadway, N. Y. 


FREDERIC C. HOWE, .... Editor. 

Garfield Building, Cleveland, Ohio. 


NEWTON D. BAKER, Jr., - Society for Savings, Cleveland, Ohio. 
DANDRIDGE SPOTSWOOD, - - Petersburg, Virginia. 

JOE McSPADDEN, - - - 30 Park Place, New York. 

The Phi Gamma Delta Quarterly, the official organ of the Fraternity, 
is published quarterly in* January, April, June and October of each 
year, with one secret issue. The annual subscription is one dollar to 
Alumni; single copies thirty cents. Communications of a business or 
literary nature should be addressed to the Editor. Exchanges to the 
same; and Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity, 30 Park Place, New York, and 
Dandridge Spotswood, Petersburg, Va. 



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Vol. 2i—JANUARr, 1899— No. i. 


On the 15th of October, 1898, the Fiftieth Annual Ekklesia 
of Phi Gamma Delta granted a charter to a body of petitioners 
at the University of Nebraska. 

On the evening of the next day two members of the new 
chapter, Floyd Van Valin and E. A. Harvey, were solemnly in- 
itiated into the Order, in the parlors of the Hotel Schenley, be- 
fore one hundred and fifty members of the fraternity. 

For nearly two years the petitioners had been endeavoring to 
obtain a charter from Phi Gamma Delta, and it was upon the 
unanimous vote of the Grand Chapter, supported by statements 
made in the sessions of the Ekklesia by delegates from the 
Chapters nearest the University of Nebraska, that favorable 
action was finally taken. The chapter received as its designa- 
tion on the roll the letters Lambda Nu, and the writer was ap- 
pointed as the fraternity's representative to go to Lincoln and 
conduct the installation ceremonies. 

After some delay, rendered inevitable by the change of gov- 
ernment, the books and records for Lambda Nu were received 
from New York and November 19th was set as the date for the 
installation. On the evening of the appointed day the parlors 
of the elegant chapter house, at 1301 H. St., were filled with 
the candidates for initiation and the alumni of the fraternity 
residing in Lincoln. These included Bro. T. L. Lyon, a pro- 
fessor in the University, formerly of the Cornell chapter; R. 
E. Moore, of the Illinois Wesleyan chapter, at one time 


Lieutenant Governor of Nebraska and prominently mentioned 
for the United States Senate; George W. Burton, largely through 
whose efforts the charter was obtained and who has advised 
and helped the chapter ever since its establishment as a local 
society; A. H. Sheldon, of the Knox College chapter, and C. 
L. Sovereign, of the University of Wisconsin chapter, now a 
member of the Nebraska University faculty. All of these broth- 
ers took part in the initiation, assisted by Brothers Van Valin 
and Harvey. 

After the beautiful ritual of the order had been performed, a 
business meeting of the chapter was held, in which officers 
were elected and by-laws adopted. 

Next came a very delightful lunch, served in the dining room 
and smoking room, the latter of which is furnished with turk- 
ish rugs, tapestry and divans. The fraternities of the Univer- 
sity sent flowers and expressions of good will to the chapter, 
and the Sororities sent cake and candy as substantial evidence 
of their feelings towards the members of Lambda Nu. After 
the supper had been disposed of and cigars lighted, an informal 
meeting took place in which many matters pertaining to the 
policy to be followed by the chapter were discussed. It was 
not until the early hours of Sunday morning that the brothers 
finally separated with a confident feeling that the '*Baby*' chap- 
ter wotdd gnnr into stiengtii^ ▼^^or and nseiiibiess and would 
prove an honor to the fraternity. 

The Nebraska Sbiit Jamnud had this to say on the morning 

after the installation : 

''A chapter of Phi Gamma Delta, one of the four great nation- 
al college fratennties of tiie United States^ was established at 

the University of Nebraska last night. 

'<The installation took place at the chapter house, 1301 H 
street, and was conducted by the following alumni of the frater- 
nity : Clement A. Lawler, of Kansas City, Prof. T. L. Lyons, of 
the University of Nebraska, A. H. Sheldon, R. E. Moore, 
George W. Burton and C. L. Sovereign. The following are 
the charter members of the new chapter : A. H. Sheldon, E. A. 
Harvey, Floyd Van Valin, A. C. Pancoast, Charles E. Barber, 
Fred M. Sanders, Lester C. Mudge, Claire R. Mudge, Eugene 
A. Rose, James P. Rockafellow, Walter M. Hopewell, Winfred 
G. France and Roy Adams. 


Chahceuor of the Uhivehsitv of Nebraska, 

lincoln, nebraska, 




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"This chapter starts in under very auspicious circumstances, 
as it has been conducted as a local society for nearly two years 
and is thoroughly organized. Phi Gamma Delta has forty-five 
chapters in institutions extending from Massachusetts to Cali- 
fornia. Gen. Lew Wallace is its president and it numbers 
among its ranks some of the most distinguished men in public 
and professional life. The fraternity recently held its fiftieth 
annual convention at Pittsburg." 


The University of Nebraska is one of the growing institu- 
tions of the West. A strong rivalry exists between the State 
Universities of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Kansas, and 
Missouri, and it is safe to predict for all of them extension and 
improvement along every line. 

The University of Nebraska dates its organization from Feb- 
ruary 15, 1869. In 1875 the state adopted a new constitution 
and material changes were made in the laws regulating the con- 
duct and maintenance of the University. The legislatiure in 
1877 remodeled the act of 1869 in conformity with the changes 
provided for in the consitution of 1875^ and it is under this 
amended and consolidated statute that the University is now 
operated. The University derives its income from the Land- 
grant act of Congress of 1862, from the act of Congress of Aug- 
ust 1890, known as the "Morrill Fund, " and from a tax of three- 
eighths of a mill per dollar upon the grand assessment tsjll of 
the state, a total of about {186,000 annually. 

The curriculum of the University is very broad, embracing 
the following colleges and schools : 

The College of Literature, Science and Arts. 

The Industrial College. 

The Graduate School. 

The College of Law. 

The School of Agricultiure. 

The School of Mechanic Arts. 

The Sugar School. 

The School of Domestic Science. 

Special Professional Courses. 

The Summer Session. 


Most of the University work is carried on in the eleven hand- 
some buildings on the campus proper, which is situated in the 
city of Lincoln. These buildings are surrounded by an orna- 
mental fence erected at a cost of {ii,ooo. The experiment sta- 
tion farm of over 300 acres of cultivated land lies two and one- 
half miles from Lincoln, and is connected with it by electric 
cars. On the farm are the laboratories and buildings used in 
connection with the agricultural and experimental work of the 

The University is co-educational. Last year the total regis- 
tration was 191 5, of whom 872 were women and 1043 men. 

This University within the last few years has become a strong 
fraternity center. Back in the '80 's a sharp line was drawn by 
the students themselves between barbarian and Greek. At that 
time there were but few Greek letter societies in the University 
and those were poorly represented. But, as is true in the his- 
tory of all institutions, the policy of oppression employed by a 
dominant party tends only to strengthen and make better the 
oppressed. The history of the open literary societies and Greek 
letter fraternities has been marked by a gradual decrease of the 
former and an extraordinary increase of the latter, until at the 
present time there can be no doubt that the fraternities form the 
controlling party in the University of Nebraska. 

The following is a list of the fraternities and the date that 
they were established in the University. They are represented 
by strong local chapters : Alpha Chapter of Phi Kappa Psi, 
189s; Alpha Chapter of Phi Delta Theta, 1875-1883; Lambda 
Nu Chapter of Phi Gamma Delta, 1898 ; Alpha Tau Chapter of 
Beta Theta Pi, 1890; Beta Tau Chapter of Delta Tau Delta, 
1894; Lambda Pi Chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, 1893; 
Alpha Epsilon Chapter of Sigma Chi, 1883; Alpha Psi 
Chapter of Kappa Sigma, 1897; Nebraska Chapter of 
Alpha Tau Omega, 1897; Local Chapter of Alpha Theta Chi. 
Besides these there are two Honorary Societies. The follow- 
ing Sororities are also well represented in the University: 
Kappa Chapter of Delta Gamma, 1887; Sigma Chapter of 
Kappa Kappa Gamma, 1884 ; Rho Chapter of Kappa Alpha 
Theta, 1870 ; Beta Chapter of Pi Beta Phi, 1895 ; and Kappa 
Chapter of Delta Delta Delta, 1894* 

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Lambda Nu Chapter on Dec. 17, 1898, was composed of the 
following members : A. H. Sheldon, '92 Knox, A. C. Pancoast, 
'97, Charles E. Barber, '97, Floyd Van Valin, *oo, E. A. Harvey, 
'00, W. M. Hopewell, '01, E. A. Rose, *oi, L. C. Mudge, '02, C. 
R. Mudge, '02, F. M. Sanders, *o2, J. P. Rockafellow, '02, W. 
G. France, '02, R. B. Adams, '02. 


The house is situated on the Southeast corner of Thirteenth 
and H. Sts., one block from the Capitol and in the most desir- 
able residence portion in the city. It is a large frame structure 
and has modern conveniences. It is elegantly furnished in 
beech. There are two good-sized parlors with velvet carpet, a 
sitting room and a turkish room, both with hard-wood floors. 
In the basement there is a study room with hard-wood floor. 
On the second floor are sleeping voqxnja to accommodate eleven 
persons. Two fire places and .ti' book cas^.and side boards built 
in the wall help to make it ^ excellent fraternity house. 

' : ; .!^' CliiE>t£NT A. Lawler, . 

Kansas City, Mo. Legate. 



The new government of our fraternity has been successfully 
launched. This is said with all modesty, and with a full sense 
of the meaning of the term, success. Our fraternity is imbued 
with enthusiasm, and East and West, and from North and 
South come congratulatory lettters and expressions of approval 
of the new form of government. 

The chapters are thoroughly aroused to a sense of their re- 
sponsibilities, and in nearly every case co-operation is fully and 
freely given. May the future months and years serve only to 
strengthen us in our established belief that the adoption of this 
document was one of the wisest actions of our beloved frater- 
nity during the past fifty years! 

The first quarter of the first year of the new regime is passed 
and your General Secretary has the following report to present : 

The Board of Archons held its first meeting in New York, 
December 12 and 13, 1898. At this time the customary reports 
of the officers were presented and approved. In part your Sec- 
retary's report in substance was as follows : 

To THE Fraternity : Immediately upon notification of my 
election, I secured for the fraternity an office at No. 30 Park 
Place, Room 54, New York City. 

The first task which occupied my attention was sending out 
a copy of the new Constitution to each of the chapters. These 
were mailed November i, 1898. 

A letter was sent with each copy of the Constitution, stating 
historical facts in connection with the adoption of the same. 

On November 4, a circular letter was sent out calling the at- 
tention of the chapters to the publication of the Directory and 
Song Book. 

On November 8, I sent out another circular letter to all the 
college chapters, requesting them to furnish me with a complete 


roster of their active men, giving addresses, classes, etc« This 
was at once responded to by all but three chapters, which 
have since been heard from. I have acknowledged each list 
with a word of commendation or advice. It has l>^n an invari* 
able mle of this office to answer communications the same day 
on which they are received. * 

Estimates and proposals for the printing of the minutes ha>*e 
also been secured, and these are now ready for inspection. Per- 
sonally, I would recommend the bid of Bro. W. ll Hurts, on 
account of the low figures, as well as the fact that he is one of 


In regard to the next Ekklesia, comparative railroad rates to 
Baltimore and Dayton have been secured and are now submit* 
ted. Economy seems to point to Dayton. 

In addition to these labors, a directory of the active chapters 
has been made, many letters have been written, and I am now 
engaged in compiling data for the annual report. 

My very latest work has been the issuing of copies of Bro. 
Clarke's ritual to each chapter, pursuant to an order of the con- 
vention. These were mailed December 3, and were accom- 
panied by a circular letter which served as an introduction. 

Since the office has been opened, I have been favored with 
visits by a number of brothers, and all are made to feel that it is 
their office as much as the office of the Secretary. 

In accordance with the recent Ekklesia, I would recommend 
that this Board appoint a committee, outside of the ArchonH, on 
Chapter Houses, consisting of men who have had conaidornblu 
experience in the purchasing and fitting up of houses, as well as 
the providing of plans for financing them. 

Another recommendation I would make is that this Board 
appoint a National Committe to co-operate with a local coniniit- 
tee in connection with our next Ekklesia. 

Finally, I would suggest that this Board consider cantfully all 
the resolutions adopted at the last Ekklesia, and provide (or 
carrying out such as have not already been provided for. 

Respectfully submitted. 

The following resolution was passed : 

Whereas, the Constitution does not provide for the »#♦ Irjction 
of a Section Chief, in the event of a vacancy or failure to ftcrv«; in 
such office, the Archons feel called upon to deftignat<; ftuch 

Resolved, That in the event of »uch vacancj^ or faihiri? to »#?f v«, 
the A. T. be and is hereby delegated to appoint fuch officer. 


In pursuance of the foregoing, the A. T. appointed Bro. J. 
Campbell Stras as Chief of <I>. VI. 

Regarding the acquisition of new chapters, Bro. Spotswood 
proposed that the Archons accumulate all possible data, cata- 
logues, etc., from several prominent universities which he 
named. The list was added to by Bro. Baker, and in regard to 
all of the institutions, the Secretary was instructed to write to 
the Chiefs of the various sections interested. 

As to the printing of the minutes, it was decided : (i) to in- 
sert the pictures of Bros. Wallace, Hartzell, and the convention 
group, only ; .(2) to accept the bid of W. L. Kurtz, for looo 

The time of the next Ekklesia was fixed on Thursday, Friday 
and Saturday, October 19, 20, and 21, 1899. Regarding the 
place, the Secretary was instructed to secure an expression of 
the opinions of the chapters. 

The following brothers were placed upon a National Commit- 
tee to serve with a local committee on behalf of the next Ek- 
klesia : 

Dr. John Clark Ridpath, of De Pauw; Hon. Chas. Warren 
Fairbanks, of Ohio Wesleyan; Prof. Frank S. Hoffman, of 
Knox; T. Alfred Vernon, of Yale; Pres. Chas. W. Dabney, of 
Hampden Sidney; Hon. J. W. Lee, of Allegheny; Chas. H. 
Stevenson, of Washington and Jefferson; Bishop William E. 
MacLaren, of Jefferson; Hon. Job A. Cooper, of Knox; Prof. 
Leigh H. Hunt, of C. C. of N. Y. ; Dr. Henry G. Jackson, of De 
Pauw; Dr. J. O. Wilson, of Illinois Wesleyan; R. G. Curtin, of 
U. of Pa.; Chas. H. Dickey, of Muhlenberg; Lewis P. Bach, of 

C. C. of N. Y., and Prof. E. A. Ross, of Johns Hopkins. 

The following brothers were placed upon the Chapter House 
Committee : Bros. William S. Wadsworth, of U. of Pa. ; Edwin 

D. Shurter, of Cornell, and Frederic C. Howe, of Johns 

Bro. C. A. Lawler's letter with reference to the reorganiza- 
tion of the Kansas City Graduate Chapter was read, and the 
Secretary was instructed to answer it, saying that as the consti- 
tution and documents belonging to the chapter had not been 
returned, there could be no objection to the chapter's retaining 
its original organization, and that the officers of the chapter are 
recognized as reported in Bro. Lawler*s letter, he being *I of 
said chapter. 

Other business of a routine nature was disposed of, and the 
Board adjourned, sine die. 

Since the meeting of the Board, your Archon Secretary has 
completed his directory of the college chapters, and offers the 


following facts and figures which should meet with careful con- 
sideration : 

Chapters, - - - 45 

Total membership, - - 570 

Average membership, - - 12.7 

Seniors, - - - 146 

Juniors, - - - 144 

Sophomores, - - - 146 

Freshmen, - - - 134 

Senior Percentage, - - 25.65 

Junior " - - - 25.2 

Sophomore '* - - 25.65 

Freshmen " - - - 23.5 

These figures are most eloquent and speak for themselves. 
Their true significance may be better appreciated if they are 
compared with an ideal percentage, which would be about as 
follows : 

Senior Percentage, - - - 18 

Junior " - - - 25 

Sophomore " - - - 27 

Freshmen " - - - 30 

That the freshmen percentage should be much the greatest 
goes without saying ; it should be nearly if not twice as great as 
the senior. The reason is obvious ; seldom do half of the fresh- 
man class ever reach the senior year. Therefore, the freshman 
showing in an ideal chapter would be large enough to allow for 
withdrawals thus insuring a good senior showing four years later. 
I consider this condition to be one of the utmost importance, 
in that a weak freshman contingent has been responsible for so 
much of our chapters' misery in the past. It will be even worse 
in the future, unless something is done to build up the lower 
classes. I do not intend this for a mere general statement; it 
is aimed at every chapter delinquent in this respect. And this 
will include nearly all, as a glance at my directory reveals. To 
each chapter then, I say, sit down at once and figure on your 
chapter roll. How many men do you intend to take in this 
term? How will that leave your percentage? Make your per- 
centage of freshmen large enough to ensure a good showing in 


the upper classes. There are surely enough good men left in 
the class to do this. 

In the annual report, upon which your Secretary is now en- 
gaged, will be given a more complete discussion of the condition 
of the chapters, their relative standing, prospects, houses owned 
and rented, necrology, and other matters of interest and import- 
ance which may be collected. I will esteem it a favor if any 
brother in possession of such facts will communicate with this 

In regard to the place of meeting of the next Ekklesia, a letter 
has been sent to the chapters, reciting the fact that the railroad 
fare is cheaper by 1 123, to Dayton than it is to Baltimore. 
A vote was requested on the subject. 

In passing I would like to emphasize one point already touch- 
ed upon, namely that of prompt replies to letters. It is of the 
greatest importance to the whole fraternity that all letters re- 
ceived by the chapters should be answered immediately. Their 
own communications receive this treatment, and I expect the 
same courtesy to be accorded those emanating from this office. 

Finally, to all the chapters, and to each brother in them, I 
wish a happy, prosperous and successful new year I 

Wm. E. Gard. 




Manila, Philippine Islands, Nov. 27, 1898. 

One evening in Camp Dewey four months ago it was raining 
to make the record ; and my incorrectly named shelter tent let 
streams of water trickle through here and there until there was 
a feeling of much wetness inside the folds of at least one gov- 
ernment blanket. Half-cooked beans and heavy biscuits were 
not resting well under my blue flannel shirt. My comrade-in- 
arms, a University of Colorado man, who had begun to ''pound 
his pillow" long before taps sounded, was snoring with energy 
and was occupying two-thirds of our bamboo bed, limited. 
Manila had not yet fallen. 

Under such circumstances I wondered whether Manila would 
ever do like the rain, take a tumble, so that we might cease 
from the labor of digging rifle pits, and get once more into a 
community where one could find an occasional poached egg, a 
roof that did not leak and a laundryman to wash a soldier uni- 
form passably neat. Then, too, there must be some society 
in Manila. At least there would be plenty of agreeable enlisted 
men, in other regiments as well as in my own ; enlisted men 
who, having spent much time while at college studying trigo- 
nometry and the theory of finance, could tell me of what assist- 
ance this knowledge had been in dodging Mauser bullets and in 
making ^15.60 last for thirty days. 

But while my thoughts ran riot that evening and the capture 
of Manila seemed to promise so much that was good, I never 
for a moment imagined that in the capital of the Philippine Is- 
lands there would soon be a goodly number of soldiers belong- 
ing to my own college fraternity. I did not suppose that in five 


regiments within the limits of Camp Dewey that evening rain 
and Spartan rations and may-be snoring comrades were making 
army life interesting for a number of Fijis. And in the days 
that followed, while I was helping the first Colorado Infantry 
to jolly up the enemy, I had no knowledge of the fact that in 
the Tenth Pennsylvania Infantry, the Thirteenth Minnesota In- 
fantry, the Fourteenth Infantry, Regulars, and the Astor Battery 
there were Phi Gamma Deltas doing the same thing. But later 
on we managed to meet on the Escolta and on the Lunetta 
while looking with admiration upon the same Spanish and Phil- 
ippine beauties. Two weeks ago, Nov. 13, we gathered at a 
restaurant in the Plaza de Quiapo ; and having organized, ate 
according to a Spanish menu that tasted better than it read. 
The first banquet of **The Army and Navy Club of Phi Gamma 
Delta in Manila'' was a delightful affair. 

About ten days after Manila had fallen, that is toward the 
latter part of August, I was eating noon mess in the grounds 
attached to the parish house of the Church of San Sebastian, 
where a battalion of my regiment was barracked. The beef 
steak was not over tender, the bread had to be handled roughly 
in the slicing, the coffee was a doubtful mixture and a monkey 
in the top of a tree near by was singing, as monkeys sing, that 
popular army ditty, "Soldier, will you work?*' Did the com- 
pany cook have it in for me, or were the rest of the fellows 
working equally hard on their dinner ? I looked about to see. 
They were working. At the same time I noticed two soldier 
visitors strolling about the grounds to see what might be doing 
in the First Colorado Infantry. They wore the uniform of the 
Astor Battery and I hailed them for a talk over the latest news 
from New York. Though invited to join in some dinner they 
wisely declined. But we exchanged college gossip and it soon 
developed that one of the two. Private A. W. Irland, of Colum- 
bia, and I were members of the same fraternity. We shook and 
vowed to search the Lunetta and the Escolta for more of the 
same tribe. This search was successful and that is how the 
Phi Gams of the Philippine campaign came to know one anoth- 
er so soon in the game, and likewise how our fraternity banquet 
was the first college fraternity banquet to be held in Manila. 


Since that time others have been doing the same thing and fra- 
ternity banquets are now the order of the night 

The formation of "The Army and Navy Club of Phi Gamma 
Delta in Manila" took place in a preliminary way three weeks 
ago, on the evening of Nov. 6, at the Cuartel or Barracks of 
the Astor Battery in the Distrito Ermita. The search for our 
fraternity men resulted, after many journeys on foot and in car- 
romattas, in the following roll : 

Tenth Pennsylvania Infantry, U. S. V., Lieut Col. James 
£. Bamett, Washington and JeHerson College, '82. 

I St Lieut. Edward B. McCormick, Regimental Quartermaster, 
Washington and Jefferson College, '85. 

Regimental Quartermaster Sergt. John F. Wentling, Jr., 
Washington and Jefferson College, '96. 

Sergt. Major Clarence Rehn, Washington and JeHerson Col- 
lege, '92. 

Corporal William T. Dom, Washington and Jefferson College, 

Thirteenth Minnesota Infantry, U. S. V., Quartermaster 
Sergt., Frank Neyhart, University of Minnesota, 1900. 

Fourteenth Minnesota Infantry, U. S. A., Corporal Emery T. 
Smith, University of California, 1900. 

Astor Battery of the Sixth Artillery, U. S. A., Private A. W. 
Irland, Columbia College, '97. 

Eighth California Infantry, U. S. V., Franklin V. Brooks, 
Leland Stanford, Jr., University, '96, who resigned his commis- 
sion as first lieutenant, when he learned that his regiment would 
not be likely to get to the Philippines. He came to Manila, and 
is now editor and publisher of ''The American, " issued daily 
except Monday.' 

First Colorado Infantry, U. S. V., Corporal Frank T. Baker, 
DePauw University, '96. 
Corporal Harry W. McCauley, Yale University, '88. 

As the oldest fraternity man in the party I called the prelim- 
inary meeting of Nov. 6, to order, the seat furnished for the Pi 
being a case full of shrapnel shells that might have gone off if the 
gathering had developed into the not unusual army ''rough 
house. ' ' But the meeting, in awe of possible consequences, was 


harmonious, though full of enthusiasm. Private Irland was 
unanimously elected temporary president of the as yet unnamed 
fraternity organization, and Corporal Dom was chosen tempor- 
ary recording secretary. The banquet was set for Nov. 13, the 
third month after the fail of Manila, and a committee of arrange- 
ments was chosen to rush all preparations through in a week. 
The committee worked like Americans and in consequence there 
was success. 

At 7.30 o'clock the evening of Nov. 13, all the known Phi 
Gams in Manila, except Lieut. Col. Bamett and Lieut McCor- 
mick, who were not well, gathered in the banquet room of the 
Confiteria Espanola, second story front looking out upon the 
charming old church and the modest native residences in the 
Plaza de Quiapo. It is a place of some note; where the Spanish 
governor general, the archbishop and the mayor of the city have 
been guests of the cream of European society in the Philippine 
Islands. In commemoration of these events the crests of these 
three notable people adorn the great lamps that light the 
front ground floor portico of the establishment. But it was the 
first time in all history that representatives of an American col- 
lege fraternity had gathered in the quaint old place. Phi Gam- 
ma Delta blew the dust from crests, pictures and mural decora- 
tions with the American heartiness which characterized the 

The nine who gathered for the Greek time were alike, in that 
each carried in his pocket a pass good until midnight, save of 
course Mr. Brooks, whose army ties no longer exist. Not more 
than any three wore the same kind of army uniform. Some, on 
account of the extreme wetness of the night, came in the blue so 
familiar in the United States. Others had ventured out in com- 
plete white, which is used here by our troops on regimental pa- 
rade. Still others had on the light brown khaki, worn in Hin- 
dustan, and which has recently been adopted as one of the uni- 
forms that may be worn by officers and men of the Eighth Army 
Corps. But it was all American. It was all Phi Gamma Delta. 
It was, as subsequent events proved, the most agreeable crowd 
and the smoothest banquet that ever "came down the Camino 
Real| " which is Eighth Army Corps for ''came down the pike. " 


The committee had chosen Mr. Brooks to act as toastmaster ; 
and in his civilian suit he loomed up at the head of the table 
among Uncle Sam's soldiers like Corregidor Island in Manila 
Bay. The circumstances of war as well as the committee had 
evidently chosen him to fill the bill. Then frequent practice at 
previous banquets had contributed as much and he did the "be- 
tween speeches'* so cleverly as to interest even the Philippino 

The table had been beautifully decorated with tropical flow- 
ers and the silver candelabra were of exquisite native workman- 
ship. Philippine waiters stood about in numbers to fulfil our 
slightest want, — transmitted by the sign language. Everything, 
in fact, was up to date at our banquet in this out of date corner 
of the world, excepting that two yellow cats insisted on wander- 
ing about the room. Scenting the airing of fraternity secrets, 
they could not be coaxed to leave, whether by shooing or any 
other devices. We became resigned and the cats remained. 

It was 8 o'clock when Corporal Smith whistled the army 
mess call, whereupon we sat down to eat a banquet which, at 
the rising up three and a half hours later, was found to have 
cost each man ^7. 80 in the silver of Mexico. The menu was as 
follows : 


Sofa Rabtol^^ Pescado al homo. 

Empanadas de foy^gras. 
Menestra. Chuletas a la Papilh. 



Entremeses Postres 

Aceytunacs Gelatina di/resa 

Salchichon Id. melocoton 

Dulces y frutas deltiempo, 


Rioja Maderia Jerez y Champan 

Caf^y Thd 

While we ate there was much difference of opinion on the 
exact genus and species of the courses being served. Our knowl- 


edge of Spanish is yet limited. One of the party insisted in ad- 
vance that ''Chuletas a la Papillo, " which turned out after serv- 
ing to be a meat dish with dressing, was ''water buffalo with 
the hair on. ' ' Another suggested that the roast beef before us 
was nothing more than delicately prepared street-car horse flesh, 
such as the people of Manila had lived upon during the long 
siege of nearly four months. At both of these statements, which 
were repeated in Spanish, the jaundice-colored native head wait- 
er, flushed, shed a tear like Capt. Gen. Jaudenez did on Aug. 
13, after the surrender, and then oHered to prove an alibi in be- 
half of both water buHaloes and horses. Whereupon nine Phi 
Gams chanted in subdued voice, '*We believe you, *' etc. He 
was deeply moved at our continued confidence in the bill of fare. 

From time to time, when a dish tasted extra good, somebody 
would depart from conventionalism by pointing toward his plate 
and saying ''uno mas." The waiter brought in another piece ; 
in the army it is called "getting seconds." Every soldier knows 
enough Spanish to say ''uno mas." 

The menu was a most edible one, particularly as the banquet- 
ers had never eaten a ^7.80 meal since enlisting. Only two 
courses were not what they might have been. As the ice ma- 
chine had broken down, the ice cream when served looked and 
tasted like an egg nog with the nog left out. Nobody minded 
this and it was taken through straws. 

The black coHee, too, was a miss. It was unanimously voted 
that Senor, the Head Cook, had spilled quinine into the coffee 
boiler while taking his daily anti-malaria potion. Nor did any- 
body mind this, for there was no commissioned officer present to 
make us mind anything. 

Cigars being lighted, such cigars as no one ever smoked un- 
less he has been in Manila or has had a box of the genuine sent 
him, we went into a business session before hearing toasts. It 
was decided that the organization should be known as "The 
Army and Navy Club of Phi Gamma Delta in Manila." The 
following permanent officers were elected : Private Ireland, 
president ; Corporal Dom, recording secretary ; Corporal Mc- 
Cauley, corresponding • secretary ; Corporal Baker, treasurer ; 
Franklin V. Brooks, historian ; Lieut. Col. Barnett, Lieut. 


McCormick, Quartermaster Sergt Wentling, Sergt. Major 
Rehn, Quartermaster Sergt. Neyhart, Corporal Smith, Corporal 
Dom, standing committee on arrangements. 

Everybody having been unanimously given some job, Mr. 
Brooks as the toastmaster of the evening, tapped another pint 
of Madeira and then tapped with his fork upon his plate, that 
the flow of Spanish lemonade and American after-dinner joshing 
might begin simultaneously. The following toasts were res- 
ponded to : 

Phi Gamma Delta in Peace and in War Corporal McCauley. 

The Stars and Stripes, Corporal Baker. 

Fair Ones at Home, Corporal Smith. 

The Manhood of the American Soldier, Sergeant Neyhart. 

Campaigning in the Orient, Serot. Wentling. 

Manila, Sergt. Major Rhen. 

Life on a Troopship on the Pacific, Corporal Dom. 

The Charge of the Aster Battery, Private Ireland. 

During the progress of the toasts the smaller of the two yel- 
low cats sat on the adjoining portico and tried to sing. It was 
voted to put the creature to flight in the usual American fash- 
ion ; and the man upon whom the lot fell shied a convenient 
ink bottle through an open window. Thomas thereon took 
flight, like its Spanish neighbors had done Aug. 13 before the 
missiles of Uncle Sam's boys. The Philippine waiters shouted 
''Viva*' in approval and clapped their hands. It had not occur- 
red to the followers of Aguinaldo that ink bottles could be use- 
ful for any other purpose than the holding of ink. Eight Phi 
Gams said **Viva." Only the cat was silent on the subject — 
and during the rest of the evening. 

But joy must end sometime. So half an hour before midnight 

the toastmaster declared the meeting adjourned. It had been 

an immense success, the smoothest banquet, etc., as told above 

in reference to the Camino Real or the Royal Highway that 

leads from Cavite to Manila. Who could ask more for 7 8-10 

doby dollars ? As soon as each of us has saved again this 

amount from his pay, the "Army and Navy Club of Phi Gamma 

Delta in Manila" will banquet ''uno mas." 

Harry W. McCauley, 
Company E, ist Regt Colorado Infantry, U. S. V, 
Yale, '88. 



Sunday afternoon, about three, I reached Key West on the 
steamer Mascotte, from Port Tampa, Florida. On repairing to 
the office of the commanding officer of the station, Com. Runey, 
I learned that the ''Indiana" to which ship I was ordered, was 
expected to arrive in Key West the next morning, Monday, May 
31st. She was coming there to make some repairs, take coal 
and have divers scrape the bottom. The bottoms of all the 
ships were dirty and as the opportunities . offered, they were 
cleaned one at a time. It must be remembered that the fleet 
consisting of the New York, Iowa, Indiana, Massachusetts and 
Texas left Hampton Roads on Jan. 15th for Key West, where it 
was joined by the Maine, after which all proceeded to Dry Tortu- 
gas, a little barren island not far from Key West. From this 
place the Maine went to her fatal station in Havana Harbor. 
From this time until the twenty-second of August the fleet was 
in Southern waters and subject to the ever accumulating barna- 
cles of warm water. Hence the necessity for the diver's work. 

I reported on board the Indiana, Monday afternoon, to Captain 
Taylor, who was in command. We remained at anchor ofl Key 
West taking on coal and other provisions until the ninth of June, 
when with the Bancroft, Montgomery and Vesuvius we left Key 
West to search for the "spook fleet. '* This term was afterwards 
applied to a fleet of vessels which an American commander claim- 
ed to have seen in St. Nicholas channel and recognized as Span- 
ish men-of-war. They were supposed to be lying in wait for the 
fleet of transports which was to carry Shafter's army to Cuba. 
Nothing was seen of the Spaniards and with the exception of 
the unsuccessful chase of a large merchantman, nothing occur- 
red to mar the monotony of the trip. We returned to our an- 
chorage off Key West the next Sunday afternoon. 


Tuesday, June 14th, about five in the afternoon we pulled up 
our "mud hooks" and started for Dry Tortugas, there to await 
the arrival of Shafter's transports from Tampa. By the next 
afternoon our friends in the transports had arrived and our num- 
bers were farther increased by several men-of-war ; the entire 
column was formed and the trip begun. Of the navy vessels 
there were the Indiana, Detroit, Bancroft, Manning, Eagle, Os- 
ceola, Wampatuk, Wasp, Wilmington, Castine, and Machias. 
The army occupied some thirty vessels. The formation of the 
fleet was as follows : First came the Indiana with Captain Tay- 
lor's blue pennant at the mast, leading the entire fleet. The 
transports were formed in three columns four hundred yards 
apart, and led by the Wilmington, Castine and Machias. Away 
back several miles, and acting as rear guard came the Detroit. 
The other naval vessels acted as scouts and messengers. The 
sight, at night, from the fighting top of the Indiana, was one of 
imposing grandeur. Each vessel carried the customary red and 
green side lights and the military vessels carried, in addition, 
the signal light at the mast called the truck light. As the speed 
set by the Indiana varied considerably this truck light was em- 
ployed constantly and was as constantly answered by the other 
vessels. The fleet stretched away twenty miles to the rear and 
the innumerable colored lights, added to the splendor of the clear 
nights, formed a scene difiicult to describe and more difiicult to 
forget. An occasional vessel passing us on its way north would 
signal us by means of colored rockets. 

The Rogers, a torpedo boat, came out from Key West on the 
sixteenth bringing mail. After discharging her mission she was 
taken in tow by the Indiana. The entire fleet arrived at a point 
fifteen miles south of Guantanamo during the forenoon of the 
20th of June and later in the day off Santiago. Arrangements 
for the disembarkation of the troops began immediately and on 
the 22nd the landing was begun at Baiquiri. The idea was to 
begin at daylight. I had been on watch from midnight to four 
in the morning and concluded not to turn in again for fear I 
might miss some of the sights, so I laid down on the quarter 
deck. About half-past five the alarm was sounded sending us 
all to * 'general quarters." The Detroit and Castine were on 


the west and the Wasp and New Orleans on the east, with the 
Indiana somewhat further out to sea and in the centre. Soon 
smoke began to ascend from various parts of the town and sev- 
eral explosions occurred. It was seen that the Spanish were 
burning the town preparatory to evacuating. The Indiana had 
orders to proceed to Santiago immediately, should it appear 
that the Spanish did not intend resisting the landing. This be- 
ing the case, we left Daiquiri about seven-thirty and were soon 
at Santiago where the Texas and Brooklyn were bombarding 
Monro Castle and the batteries. 

One curious incident was reported afterwards by the troops 
taking Darquiri. As I have said, upon the appearance of the 
Americans, the Spaniards fled precipitately. Upon breaking into 
the house of the commandant of the town, our soldiers found 
upon his table a letter half finished addressed to the command- 
ant at Santiago, in which he confidently expressed himself, as 
''able to defend the place against any attack the Americans 
might make." His confusion, however, upon their appearance 
was such as to cause him to leave without even finishing the let- 
ter or taking it with him. 

Upon joining the blockading fleet at Santiago, the Indiana 
was ordered to go within a few thousand yards of the shore and, 
beginning at the east, steam slowly past the mouth of channel 
to the westward, firing at the Spanish fortifications as she went. 
Then began the work of putting the ship in battle trim. Hatch- 
es closed down, decks cleared, gratings let down over the engine 
room hatches, surgeons with tables and instruments ready, every 
man hurrying to his appointed station, brought vividly indeed 
before the mind, that this was beginning to be war in earnest. 

My place was below in the engine room. Thither I hurried 
and saw the grating come down after me. The feelings of a 
man down in the engine room during battle are a little hard to 
describe, but an understanding of the conditions to which he is 
subjected helps the uninitiated to appreciate them to some de- 
gree. First remember the temperature of 120° to 135° ; then 
that this deck is about twenty-three feet below water ; then the 
space left for all the men to pass up through in case of accident 
is about 24'' X 36''; then, that he can see absolutely nothing 


but hears only too plainly and suffers the further inconvenience 
of the room's being full of powder smoke ; and finally remem- 
ber, that when struck with a torpedo, the Maine sank in two 
minutes. I have no hesitancy in saying that at first my feelings 
were akin to those of terror, but as we grow accustomed to ev- 
erything, so also here. Four bombardments and a battle suffic- 
ed to instill a love for the heat, the noise and the powder. We 
did not grow accustomed to the destruction phase as our Span- 
ish friends did and hence I cannot say what my taste for that 
would be. 

From now on until the famous third of July the work of block- 
ading the mouth of the harbor was continued. Each night a 
battleship went close up and threw the beam of its search light 
far up the channel. Inside the battleship were three yachts 
steaming slowly up and down, on watch, and yet farther in were 
stationed three steam launches. These were to guard against 
attack or attempt to escape. A foreign naval officer who was 
with the fleet characterized this sending of a battleship with its 
search light to spy upon the enemy as * 'damned impertinence. * ' 

The following description of the work of the third of July is 
interesting because it is, in all probability, the first account pub- 
lished and was issued from the press on board Admiral Samp- 
son *s ship, the New York, the next day. I quote it in its entire- 


U. S. Flagship, New York— Off Santiago de Cuba, Cuba, 

Sunday, July 3rd, z 898 

This is a 'red letter day for the American Navy, as dating the 
entire destruction of Cervera's formidable fleet; the Infanta Maria 
Theresa, Viscaya, Almirante Oquendo, Cristobal Colon and the 
deep sea torpedo boats. Furor and Pluton. The flagship had 
started from the station about 9 to go to Siboney, whence the 
Admiral had proposed going for a consultation with Shafter ; 
the other ships, with the exception of the Massachusetts and the 
Suawnee, which had unfortunately gone to Guantanamo for 
coal, were in their usual positions, viz : beginning at the east, 
the Gloucester, Indiana, Oregon, Iowa, Texas, Brooklyn and 
Vixen. When about two miles from Attares bay and about four 
miles east of her usual position, the Spanish fleet was observed 


coming out and making westward in the following order, Teresa 
(flag), Viscaya, Colon, Oquendo, Furor and Pluton. 

They were at once engaged by the ships nearest, and the re- 
sult was practically established in a very short time. The heavy 
and rapid fire was very destructive to both men and ships ; the 
cruisers Teresa, Oquendo and Viscaya were run ashore in the 
order named afire and burning fiercely. The first ship was 
beached at Nima-Nima, five and a half miles west of the port ; 
the second at Juan Ganzales, six miles west ; the third at Acur- 
adores fifteen miles west. The torpedo boat destroyers were 
both sunk, one near the beach, the other in deep water about 
three miles west of the harbor entrance. 

The remaining ship, the Colon, stood on and gave a long chase 
of forty-eight miles in which the Brooklyn, Oregon, New York, 
Texas and Vixen took part. The Colon is reputed by her cap- 
tain to have been going at times as fast as seventeen and a half 
knots, but they could not keep this up chiefly on account of the 
fatigue of the men who, many of them, had been on shore in 
Santiago the day before and had been a long time without food ; 
her average speed was actually thirteen and seven-tenth knots, 
the ship leaving the harbor at 9.43 and reaching Rio Tarquino 
at 1. 15. She was gradually forced in shore and seeing no chance 
of escape from so overwhelming a force, the heavy shell of the 
Oregon already dropping around and beyond her, she ran ashore 
at Rio Tarquino and hauled down her flag. She was practically 
uninjured but her sea valves were treacherously opened and in 
despite of all efforts she gradually sank and now lies near the 
beach in water of moderate depth. It is hoped she may be float- 
ed, as she is by far the finest ship of the squadron. All her 
breach plugs were thrown overboard after the surrender and the 
breach blocks of her Mauser rifles thrown away. 

The flagship remained at Rio Tarquino until 11 p. m. and 
then returned to Santiago. The Oregon, Texas and Vixen re- 
mained by the prize. Commodore Second-in-Command of the 
fleet. Captain de Navio of the first class Don Jose de Paredes y 
Chacon, Captain de Navis Dom Emilio Maren, commanding the 
Colon, and Teniete de Navio Pablo Marina y Briengas, Aid and 
Secretary to the Commodore, were taken on board the New 
York. The 525 men of the crew of the Colon were placed on 
board the Resolute, which had come from Santiago to report 
sighting a Spanish armoured cruiser which turned out to be the 
Austrian Maria Teresa. The other officers were placed aboard 
the Resolute and Vixen. 

Admiral Cervera and many of his men were taken off the 
shore by the Gloucester and transfered to the Iowa, which ship 
had already taken ofl many from the Viscaya ; 38 officers and 


238 men were on board the Iowa, and 7 o£Bcers and 203 men 
were on the Indiana. All these were in perfectly destitute con- 
dition, having been saved by swimming or been taken from the 
water by our boats. Admiral Cervera was in like plight; he was 
received with the usual honors when he came aboard, and was 
cheered heartily by the Iowa's crew. 

I have stated that I went to Cuba on the Indiana, but on the 
morning of the third of July about 5:30 I was transferred to the 
Oregon and was thus enabled to take some part in the famous 
chase. It is of interest to note that notwithstanding the long 
run of the Oregon from San Francisco to Florida, and the fact 
that no repairs had been made, yet she outstripped all the ves- 
sels that gave chase to the Colon. This is accounted for by the 
following facts: In the first place she was ready to go on a mo- 
ment's notice. Secondly, her men were used to working under 
forced draught conditions. Thirdly, she had on board some of 
the finest steaming coal in the world. The Engineers who de- 
serve so much credit for her good showing were Chief Milligan, 
Passed Assistant Offley, Assistants Reeves and Lyons and Ca- 
dets Jenson and Leahy. 

Chief Milligan insisted on having practically full head of steam 
on all the time. Besides this, the blowers for furnishing the 
forced draught were kept with oil running and all valves except 
steam valves open so that putting them in operation was but 
the work of a moment. When on the west coast of Brazil, Car- 
diff coal had been purchased and some of it stored in convenient 
bunkers so that it would be handy in case a fast run was neces- 
sary. This care and foresight on the part of Mr. Milligan is 
deserving of the highest praise from the people of the country 
who are liable to think only of the **man behind the gun. " 

After the battle we went to Guantanamo bay with the rest of 
the battleships and with the exception of a few days spent in 
front of Santiago, remained there until August 22nd, when we 
started to New York. 

During the campaign there were many unpleasant things to 
be endured, but as I look back now only the pleasant features 
stand out in relief. Chief among these are the experiences of 
July 3rd, a pleasant excursion to Santiago after its surrender, 


a ramble through old Monro and many long jaunts into the 
country around about Guantanamo. 

Had there been nothing but unpleasant things in connection 
with the campaign, the grand dinner given the returning soldiers 
and sailors by the Fijis of New York and vicinity was sufficient 
to have wiped out all such memories. 

Thadeus Cox Dunlap, 
Assistant Engineer, United States Navy. 
Brooklyn, N. Y. U. S. S. Massachusetts. 


I sit alone to-night, and dream 

In the fire-light's fitful flare, 
And gazing in the glowing grate 

I see reflected there, 
Through Fancy's fairy vistas, 

My castles in the air. 

In distant, stately splendor 

Stands Fame's imperial fane. 
What would we not surrender 

Her treasured stores to gain ? 
From halls with beauty beaming, 

Sound voices, ever seeming. 
To call us to attain. 

The heights of castle Learning 
Are gained through many scars. 

But when, with ardor burning. 
We beat against to our endeavor 

Laurels, that, fading never. 
Abide with us forever, 

Enduring as the stars. 

I sit alone to-night, and dream 

In the flre-light's fitful flare. 
Ye gracious Fates, but grant, I pray. 

The will to do and dare. 
That I may put foundations 

'Neath my castles in the air. 

e ^ Chapter. —Ernest Neal Lyon, in AT. y. Sun, 


APOLIS, IND., JAN. 27, '99. 

The Oratorical Contest of the Colleges of Indiana is a time 
looked forward to, by the college men of the state, for it is an 
occasion when the representatives of seven of the leading col- 
leges come together at our Capitol City, and endeavor by their 
'lights of oratory" and ^'beatings of the air," to win the ap- 
proval of the three chosen judges, and to receive the award of 
first honor. The speakers are encouraged to do their best, by 
the youthful enthusiasm of their college-mates, who expend all 
their lung power, in cheering for the ones who represent their 
respective institutions. The first honor, this year, was awarded 
to Farrar, of DePauw, and he will represent the state in the In- 
ter-state Contest. 

On the day of the state contest, Indianapolis is over-run with 
college boys and girls, who take advantage of the low rates to 
come together and mingle with the representatives of other col- 
leges. The State Athletic Association and the State Oratorical 
Association hold their annual meetings for the election of offi- 
cers, and to transact whatever business may come before these 
august bodies. The different fraternities hold their Section and 
Province Conventions, and report the progress of their work. 

This "College day," Jan. 27th, was a red-letter day for Sec- 
tion VIII, of our Fraternity. Each of our four chapters was 
well represented at the Section Convention, which was held in 
one of the private parlors of the New Denison Hotel. Even 
Tau, located among the hills of Hanover, in the southern part 
of the state, sent three loyal brothers. There were thirty act- 
ive members at the convention and fifteen from among the 
alumni of the four colleges. It was the first meeting of the 
Section under the new constitution, and every one seemed in 
the best of spirits over the change in our form of government. 
It has the advantage of enabling us to place at the head of our 


organization men of national reputation, whose names will be 
familiar to the men whom we maybe "rushing," and it will 
score us many a victory. 

Brother Rudy, of Lambda, was elected E of the Conven- 
tion and presided in a happy manner, disposing of the business 
before us with commendable speed. The T of the conven- 
tion was Brother Scott, of Zeta, and he enrolled the names of 
the brothers present, and kept a record of the business trans- 
acted. On motion, it was decided to recommend to the next 
Ekklesia of the fraternity, the following named brothers for 
Archons during the ensuing year : Gen. Lew Wallace, John 
Clark Ridpath, President C. W. Dabney, Professor F. S. Hoff- 
man and Hon. C. W. Fairbanks. Our ^, Dr. Wilmer 
Christian, was recommended for re-appointment. 

Brother T. Alfred Vernon was present at the convention and 
gave a most helpful talk to the boys, which was highly appre- 
ciated by them. While Brother Vernon was on his way ^^ ^- 
diana, he received a telegram stating that his office was on fire, 
but so desirous was he of meeting the Hoosier brothers, that he 
did not turn back, even when notified of his loss. His devotion 
to the fraternity, set some of the younger men to thinking, and 
the result will be, that they will throw more energy into their 
fraternity work. Other brothers, being called on, told telling 
tales, and the convention developed into a sort of a "love 
feast", and the hearts of the brothers were filled with new zeal 
for our beloved fraternity. 

The convention adjourned to meet at Indianapolis, next Jan- 
uary, at the time of the oratorical contest. 

When mention has been made of the convention, the story 
has not been half told, for much of the pleasure of the day was 
yet to be experienced. Brother Christian had invited brothers 
from all parts of the state, to attend a reception at his home, 
in honor of Brother Vernon. At the hour appointed, the boys, 
young and old, repaired thither with their wives and sweet- 
hearts to enjoy the hospitality extended, and to become better 
acquainted with one another. The parlor and reception room 
of the Christian residence were decorated in royal purple. In 
the middle of the mantel was a large f ac-simile of our pin, made 


with violets. The library was adorned with scarlet, the color 
of Wabash College, and white, for Indiana University. The 
dining room was finished with the colors of DePauw and Han- 
over. The refreshments served were in various shades of violet. 
Music was furnished by the Montani orchestra, and at different 
times, during the evening, the brothers joined in singing some 
of the more familiar songs, from our new "Songs of Phi Gamma 

The evening passed all too quickly, and the boys were loathe 
to separate, for they did not know when they would have the 
pleasure of meeting so many of the brothers again. Brother 
Christian and his charming wife proved themselves to be royal 
entertainers, and the occasion will not soon be forgotten by 
those who were present. 

J. Archie McKee, Psi., '94. 
Waveland, Indiana, Feb. 6, 1899. 



About a year ago the graduates of Philadelphia who had ta- 
ken an active part in the affairs of the fraternity met for the pur- 
pose of discussing the possibilities of the formation of a gradu- 
ate chapter in that city. Several times in the past such a 
scheme had been thought of and some steps taken but the ne- 
cessity of progressive growth had not been fully realized. 

For the past three years a band of alumni have been earnest- 
ly working for the welfare of Beta Chapter and the fraternity at 
large. This led to the organization of the Phi Gamma Delta 
Club of Philadelphia, which was incorporated in the state of 
Pennsylvania as a literary and social club. This club has done 
some good work in aiding the Beta Chapter in various ways. 

The main activity has been manifested in the matters of house 
furnishing, supporting the social work of the chapter, founding 


a library, starting a house fund and fostering the graduate chap- 
ter. This club still continues to be the working organization 
and holds itself in readiness to serve the interests of Phi Gam- 
ma Delta in Philadelphia, by hard work in any field. Under the 
protection of this organization the n Chapter has started on its 
way with a solid assurance of success. 

Of the hundred graduates in the city about a third are already 
enrolled and others are being added constantly so that we look 
forward to the day when every loyal member of the fraternity 
within a reasonable distance of the city will take an active part 
in the fraternity through the n graduate chapter. The long 
continued apathy of certain members who have lived in the city 
is becoming a thing of the past, though of necessity the change 
is gradual. 

The President, Rev. J. Longham Scott, D. D., a graduate of 
Monmouth College — a successful pastor — one of the best writ- 
ers in the Presbyterian Church, and editor of the Presbyterian 
Journal and a gentleman of the most charming disposition and 

The Treasurer, Andrew Wright Crawford, a graduate in Arts 
and Law at Pennsylvania, and at one time a member of the G. 
C, is a young lawyer of great promise. 

The Secretary, John P. Arnold, M. D., Demonstrator of Phys- 
iology at the University of Pennsylvania and Resident Chief at 
the Presbyterian Hospital (formerly superintendent), one of the 
brightest young men in the medical profession, who has already 
been called to chairs of practice of medicine and Therapeutics 
in three well known institutions. 

Corresponding Secretary, William S. Wadsworth, M. D., Res- 
ident Pathologist at the Presbyterian Hospital, Assistant Dem- 
onstrator at the University and quiz master in Physiology. 

Historian, Henry M. Wilson, graduate of Johns Hopkins Uni- 
versity and £x n of Beta Mu, one of the men we are most re- 
joiced to welcome to our midst. 

Among the members are Dr. R. G. Curtin, one of the most 
highly respected medical men in the city. 

A. Kerr McCullgah, of Omega, who, after several years of 
business, has turned his attention to Law, is one of the best 


Phi Gamm's we know — he was the first President of the Club 
and has done great things for the fraternity in this city. 

We feel guilty in stopping here because there are many oth- 
ers whose good works should be recorded, whose loyalty has 
made them an inspiration and whose enterprise and ability place 
them high in their special fields of work. The chapter roll con- 
tains the following names : Dr. A. £. Taylor, of Lambda ; Dr. 
W. B. Small, of Xi ; M. F. Straus, H. R. Alburger, Dr. B. K. 
Chance, Dr. P. W. Darrah, V. F. Gable, G. W. Orton, A. B. 
Gordon Davis, A. H. Bolton, and many less active of Beta ; 
C. C Hildebrand, C. S. Girvin, of Gamma Phi ; Rev. J. H. 
Sharpe, of Alpha; H. Straus and M. Macqueen, of Kappa Nu ; 
Marshall H. Smith, of Sigma Duteron ; J. W. Young, of Beta 

The chapter has the right spirit and with fine material to 
draw from, it has a most promising future. 


William S. Wads worth. 


The second annual banquet of Pi Iota chapter was held at 
the Bay State House, in Worcester, Mass., Saturday evening, 
January 21st. The event was a most enjoyable one and was 
attended by a large proportion of the members of the chapter, 
both present and of the alumni. As last year, the occasion was 
made pleasant by the presence with us of several brothers from 
other chapters, among whom was Brother T. Alfred Vernon, 
the present head of our section. The banquet itself was a very 
elaborate affair which, combined with the general spirit of en- 
thusiasm for the fraternity that was manifested by all, made 
the occasion one to be long remembered in our annals. 


It is a source of the very highest congratulation to the mem- 
bers of Pi Iota to be able to report to the fraternity at large 
the splendid progress the chapter is making. Never was a 
more thorough spirit of endeavor for the welfare of the frater- 
nity manifest among us than at the present time. 

As stated in the chapter letter, the plans for the new home of 
the chapter are well under way and the banquet was a powerful 
factor in helping them along. When the feast itself was over, 
we had some very stirring speeches from those present and the 
result was that a large addition was made in cash and pledges 
to the building fund. 

The actual business session of the F. A. Morse Association, 
which is the title of the chapter's alumni corporation, was held 
previous to the exercises and a very encouraging state of things 
was made manifest at that time. 

About 40 members of the chapter and our guests from sister 
chapters sat down at the festive board and an hour was spent 
in discussing the good things provided. Then the social side 
of the affair had full sway and the list of toasts that were re- 
sponded to is a good guarantee of the interesting nature of the 
affair. Every one of the speeches was a gem in its way and it 
is no exaggeration to say that a finer set of postprandial addres- 
ses was never listened to at a Phi Gamma Delta banquet in this 
section. Brother Alba H. Warren was toastmaster and his wit- 
ty and felicitous introductions of the speakers made their efforts 
all the more pleasurable. The speakers with the sentiments ot 
which they responded were as follows : 

The Fraternity, H. M. Southgate. 

Phi Gamma Delta, T. Alfred Vernon. 

Ck>rnell Chapter, Louis Erville Ware. 

University of Pennsylvania Chapter, A. C. Thompson. 

The Chapter (Pi Iota), Nathan Root Biroe. 

The Pittsburg Convention, Jesse A. Bloch. 

The Navy, Ensign William D. Edwards, U. S. N. 

The Army, Lyman B artlett, C Co. , 2nd Mass. Vols. 

The Faculty, Daniel F. O'Regan, Corps of Instruction, W. P. I. 

Olden Times, R. I. Clapp. 

The Half Mile, Harry L. Dadmun, 

(formerly international half mile champion). 


Ensign Edwards, who responded for the navy, has served 
throughout the war as Assistant Engineer on the Newark and 
his remarks were of a very entertaining nature and aroused 
great enthusiasm among the fellows present. Brother Bartlett 
who was to speak for the army has not yet fully recovered from 
the fever contracted during the Cuban campaign and was una- 
ble to be present but his toast was honored when it was called 
by the rising of the entire assembly to drink the health of 
Brother Bartlett and every true Fiji who served in the mili- 
tary arm of the service with him. 

At the conclusion of the speeches, all the formality of the oc- 
casion was thrown off and a regular Fiji session was enjoyed, full 
of jolly good fellowship and overflowing with enthusiasm for the 
dear old Frat. It was well along towards the Sabbath before 
we broke up and some had to hurry to get into bed in order to 
avoid cracking the edges of the sacred day even at that. 

Edw. W. Mavnard. 
Worcester, Mass. 


The Quarterly has the pleasure of presenting in this issue a 
likeness of Bro. Fabius Maximus Clarke, Indiana, '74. It is a 
well remembered face to all the participants in the last memor- 
able constitutional convention, for probably to Brother Clarke, 
more than any other, is due the authorship of our new state 

Brother Clarke was born near Manchester, Dearborn County, 
Indiana, in 1853. He is of New England ancestry, being a di- 
rect descendant of Joseph Clarke, one of the proprietors to 
whom Rhode Island's charter was granted. His early days were 
spent upon the farm where he was born, and in attendance at 
the village academy. At fifteen, he entered a small college at 
Moore's Hill, going from there, at seventeen, to Indiana State 
University. For three years he followed the literary course, 
supplementing it with a course in law. In this latter depart- 
ment he graduated with the class of 1874. He taught school 
one winter during his course. 

After graduation he taught again, then entered a law office as 
clerk, afterwards becoming partner in the firm. In 1880 he re- 
moved to Topeka, Kansas, where he opened up an office on his 
own account. Later he went to Kansas City. His practice 
bringing him in touch with Eastern and English corporations, 
at their solicitation he decided to remove to New York City. 
This he did in 1891. He has made an enviable reputation and 
obtained an extensive practice in the eight years that he has 
resided in the metropolis. His office is located at No. 35 Nas- 
sau street, and, although a busy man, he always finds time for 
a word of welcome to visiting Fijis. 

In 1880 Bro. Clarke was married to Miss Harriet Cherry 
Sharp, at Davenport, Iowa. With his wife and two children, a 
son and a daughter, he lives on 82nd Street, near Riverside 




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It was while at Indiana State University in 1871 that Fabius 
M. Clarke became one of our brotherhood. After leaving col- 
lege he was not in touch with an active chapter, and it was only 
on going to New York, with its many Fijis, that his active en- 
thusiasm was re-awakened. Speedily he became one of the 
foremost figures in the fraternity. He was elected to the 
Grand Chapter in 1896, and re-elected in 1897 to represent the 
Middle West. 

Meantime he had been accomplishing a vast amount of good 
for the fraternity. For months he was engaged in the arduous 
and tedious task of editing the Chapter Rolls and Directory — a 
work which will be for him a perpetual monument, as also it 
will be for its publisher, Bro. Vernon. 

Realizing, too, the need of the fraternity for a new Constitu- 
tion, he prepared a model draft for presentation at the Fiftieth 
Convention. Of the success of that^draft, all are aware. There 
were four different forms proposed, -Uut the •! 'Clarke" draft was 
the model from which the instrument, approved by the large 
Committee, and afterwards by ^t^€i qodVeiiticin.'W9s constructed, 
being adopted almost in its entirety. Over the labors of this 
Constitutional Committee he j^resided: '^t was unusually large 
— comprising nineteen members in all, but its deliberations 
were most harmonious. 

Nor have his recent tasks stopped with the Directory and 
the Constitution. Also he has given much thought and study 
to a new form of ritual. The result of his research along this 
line was a form which was in his hands and before the Commit- 
tee at the last convention, but owing to the great labor of con- 
structing the constitution no time was left to consider in detail 
the proposed ritual. So by resolution of the convention it was 
ordered to be put into the hands of the various chapters for 
trial. It is now receiving general attention in this manner, and 
will be considered at the next Ekklesia. The 'Clarke" Ritual 
is very beautiful and comprehensive ; and whether the chapters 
decide upon it or some other form as the official one, yet to its 
author will redound great credit for his labors and the results 
which have followed them. 



BORN ICABCH 28, 1828; DIED JAN. 8, 1899 

It was a sad message that flashed across the wires of the As- 
sociated Press on Jan. 8, telling of the news of Judge Stock- 
dale. He was one of our best known as well as oldest brothers, 
being a member of old Alpha chapter (Jefferson) in 1856. 

Thos. Ringland Stockdale was a native of Pennsylvania, hav- 
ing first seen the light of day in Green county, on the 28th of 
March, 1828. He graduated from Jefferson College in 1856, 
and soon afterward removed to Pike county. Miss. Here, for 
two years, he taught school in Holmesville Academy. 

He began the study of law and graduated from the law de- 
partment of the University of Mississippi in 1859. When the 
war followed he enlisted in the Quitman Guards at Holmesville, 
and was elected captain. When the Sixteenth Mississippi In- 
fantry was organized by the consolidation of various independ- 
ent commands Colonel Stockdale was made regimental adjutant. 
Later in the same year he became one of the majors of the same 
command. During the following year the regiment was re- 
organized, and he was defeated in a campaign for the office of 
lieutenant colonel. He went back to Mississippi from the army 
camp in the front, but immediately entered the service again as 
captain of cavalry. He was elected commander of Stockdale *s 
Squadron of Cavalry, and as major of volunteers, was commis- 
sioned in 1863. 

He was later appointed lieutenant colonel and assigned to 
the Fourth Mississippi Cavalry in 1864. During the battle of 
Harrisburg, July 14, 1864, Colonel Stockdale was severely 
wounded, but after his recovery, served with General Forrest *s 
corps till that command was paroled on May 12, 1865. 

Jefferson Chapter, The Alpha of -t v a. Jefferson Colleoe. 




After the war closed he went back to Mississippi and settled 
in Summit, and resumed the practice of law. He was a mem- 
ber of the national Democratic convention of 1868; was presi- 
dential elector on the Democratic ticket in 1872, and again in 
1884. He was elected to the fiftieth, fifty-first and fifty-second 
congresses, and re-elected to the fifty-third congress as a Demo- 

He went to the front early in his first term, both by his work 
and his oratory. The fifty-first congress will be remembered 
for its debates, the tariff discussions being the ablest ever had 
on that subject. In these debates the deceased showed more 
certain and detailed information than was common among one 
of the late arrivals. While in congress he was always classed 
as a most valuable representative. 

His minority report from the Judiciary Committee, March 3, 
1893, on joint resolution to establ^h.^ national. mpney system, 
was said by Judge Widney in his ii^dre^s * belor^ the National 
Banking Association, to be '^tke ablest docilm^nt then in print 
on the currency question. " ..*!'* -**'«'.. .:• 

He was appointed to the supreme c6tih'ic^. Mississippi by 

Governor McLaurin, and served a short-.teirm. there, filling an 

unexpired vacancy. 

A Mississippi paper has this to say concerning his death: 
"The news of the death of Judge Thos. R. Stockdale,at Summit, 
to-day was received here with universal regret. Colonel Stock- 
dale, as he was better known, had many friends in this com- 
munity. He was an old citizen of the state, and has been 
identified with her history for almost three score years. A gal- 
lant confederate colonel, he took high rank in the army, and 
after the war was amongst the foremost to eradicate from the 
state the carpet-bag government, which was almost as bad as 
war. He was one of the leading lawyers of the state, an ex- 
congressman and supreme judge, and the news of his death will 
i>e received with sorrow all over the state.** 



BORN NOV. 6, 1843, DIED JAN.—, 1899. 

Bro. Job. A. Cooper, Knox, '65, is among the recent weighty 
links to become loosened from our golden chain. He was one 
of the strong men of the West, being sixth Governor of Colorado, 
and prominent in Denver as an attorney and banker. But in 
all his public life he did not forget the brotherhood. On the 
petition for a graduate chapter at Denver, which was granted 
at the last convention, his name appeared on the list of peti- 
tioners. And on a National Committee appointed to serve on 
behalf of the next Ekklesia his name likewise appears. But 
now comes the news that Bro. Cooper is dead. 

Bro. Cooper began life on a farm in Bond county, Illinois. 
He obtained his education, at the common schools, and finally 
at Knox college, where he graduated in 1865. His studies in 
college were temporarily interrupted by a call for volunteer 
soldiers. He entered service as Second Sergeant of Co. C, 137 
Illinois Infantry, and remained with his regiment, seeing some 
active campaigning, till the regiment was mustered out. 

On completion of his literary studies at Galesburg, Job Coop- 
er began the study of law in the office of Judge S. P. Moore, at 
Greenville, 111., and in the year 1867 he was admitted to the 
bar, continuing to practice in the same town. In 1868 he was 
elected circuit clerk and recorder of Bond county, which posi- 
tion he filled until his resignation in 1872. In the same year 
he bent his course toward the West, and arrived in Denver, 
May 14, He was admitted to practice here on September i, 
1872. He formed a partnership with A. C. Phelps as Phelps 
and Cooper. Afterward, for nearly two years, he became inter- 
ested in the fire insurance business, but retired to accept the 
presidency of the German bank, later designated as the German 
National bank. For the first few years he dealt largely in the 
cattle business, controlling stock both in Texas and Colorado. 
He was knownas a shrewd and discriminating financier, and 
a public spirited man. 

With the growth of his influence and prominence, and the 
esteem in which he was held by all, he was chosen by the 

Gov. JOB A. COOPER. OF Colorado idecease[ 

Gamma Deuteron Cmapteh. Knox College. 

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Republican party of the state for the gubernatorial office. He 
was elected by a majority of .10,000 over his opponent, 
Thomas M. Patterson. He was inaugurated January, 1889, 
succeeding Governor Alva Adams. He was not known as a 
partisan politician, but though a staunch supporter of the Re- 
publican party, he was ever watchful of the best interests of the 

On his retirement from public office he was proffered the 
office of president of the National Bank of Commerce, which he 
filled most successfully until his resignation in 1897. Since 
that time he devoted his exclusive attention to the management 
of valuable property in this city, and of mining property in 
Cripple Creek, as a member of the Tornado Gold Mining com- 

Bro. Cooper was married in 1867 to Miss Jennie O. Barnes, 
of Galesburg, 111. He has left four children, three daughters 
and a son; Mrs. Cooper, also, is still living. A beautiful busi- 
ness block in Denver bears his name, and, as he once said, 
''will be his monument. " But he has left other monuments, 
and one of them is the "spot where the Fiji grows." 


BORN NOV. 6, 1826, DIED SEPT. 12, 1898. 

With the death of Dr. Pershing another of the old pioneers 
of our fraternity has been removed from us. He was the son 
of Christopher S. and Elizabeth Pershing, being born at Youngs- 
town, Pa. A brother of his, Hon. Cyrus L. Pershing, became 
piesiding judge of several courts in Schuylkill Co., Pa., and 
was also a Fiji. 

Dr. Pershing's youth was spent at Johnstown. His father 
died when the boy was nineteen, leaving for him a struggle for 
livelihood and education. He entered Jefferson college at 
eighteen, and after the death of his father, he worked his way 
through* It took him six years to complete the four years* 


course, on this account, but when he did graduate it was with 
honors and as the valedictoril||i of his class. He studied theol- 
ogy, becoming identified with the M. E. Church. His Alma 
Mater conferred on him the degree of D. D. Soon he became 
prominent in church movements in Western Pennsylvania. 

In 1859 he was made President of the Pittsburg Female Col- 
lege, which position he held for 27 years. He was greatly be- 
loved by the students, many of whom he assisted personally, 
remembering his own early struggles. He resigned in 1886. 
He died at Cambridge Springs, Pa. 

Within a year after graduation he married Miss Charlotte 
Canan. He leaves three children. 

Dr. Pershing was a Fiji of the early days, having joined Alpha 
Chapter when it was two years old. He presided at the quar- 
ter-centennial convention, which was held in New York in 1873, 


BORN JAN. 20, 1837 ; died JUNE, 1898. 
In the death of Bro. John Mason Martin, was lost a Fiji, who 
was one of the earliest and most ardent workers in the cause. 
Bro. Martin was one of the founders of Theta Chapter at the 
University of Alabama, in 1855, and was also a founder of Iota 
Chapter at Centre College, in 1856. He was a delegate to the 
First General Convention of the fraternity at Cincinnati, O., in 

John Martin was the son of Gov. Joshua L. Martin, being born 
in Athens, Ala., Jan. 20, 1837. At the age of three, his parents 
took him to Tuskaloosa, and here he received his first education. 
Later he studied at the University of Alabama, where he was 
instrumental in Theta 's inception. Thence he went to Centre 
College, where he helped to establish Iota, and where he grad- 
uated in 1856. 

After graduation he returned home and studied law. He was 
admitted to the bar of the state by the Supreme Court of Ala- 



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bama. In the meantime he had married the daughter of his 
preceptor, the late Chief Justice Peck, of Alabama. He prac- 
ticed law until the war began, when he enlisted with the first 
company raised at Tuskaloosa, Co. H of the First Alabama. 
He went as a private, and when his term of enlistment expired, 
he re-enlisted in the 41st Alabama, with which he remained un- 
til the close of hostilities. Then he resumed his practice in 

In 1 87 1 he was chosen for the State Senate, of which body 
he afterwards became President. Retiring from the Senate, he 
accepted a chair in the law faculty of his State University, 
where he served for eleven years. At this time he was elected 
to the 49th Congress. The part he took in the deliberations of 
that body was an active one. Especially was he strong on the 
subject of the tariff. 

Upon his retirement to private life, he resumed his profession, 
the practice in which became very extensive. 

Bro. Martin was the recipient "of degrees from five different 
colleges. He was widely^ known in the South. He died in 
June, 1898. •. ' 


On February i, 1899, the annual dues of all active members 
of the various chapters were due. The Archon Tamias begs 
leave to call your attention to the importance of the financial 
side of the new system of government. 

As there are few things which show a healthier condition of 
atfairs in a chapter than promptness in meeting its pecuniary 
obligations, so also there is nothing more necessary to the effec- 
tive working of the general administrative government than 
that these obligations should be promptly met. 

We are inaugurating a great experiment; we are trying a new 
plan, we are reaching after higher results than have been ob- 
tained by us in the past So far, all has gone smoothly and 
the results which have followed the change of government have 
been such as to warrant great expectations of our progress and 

The Archon Grammateus, who is the officer brought more 
directly in contact with you, has managed his office with a de- 
gree of efficiency that has put new life into the whole order and 
as the result of his dilligent and generous care the chapters feel 
a new and keen interest in one another and in the fraternity at 
large. Letters are daily reaching me from members of the fra- 
ternity expressing most hearty approval of the conduct of the 
fraternity's affairs by Brother Gard, and filled with enthusiastic 
hopes for the success of the new regime. The Archons for 
whom I assume to speak in this matter, feel the deepest satis- 
faction in all these evidences of progress and, so far from taking 
to ourselves any improper credit for it, we feel that there is in 
the body of the fraternity a vigorous life and vitality which is as- 
serting itself, and in the hearts of the members of the order a 
loyal devotion to the cause which assures the success of any 
effort on our part which commends itself to their approval. 


Now the essential condition upon which our success must be 
grounded, if it is to be enduring, is that the chapters shall be 
faithful to their financial obligations and that they shall be 
prompt in meeting them. Upon this rock the barque of our 
fair hope may go to pieces after all other difficulties have been 
surmounted and other dangers past. 

It will be gratifying to the members of the fraternity to know 
that already, perhaps a third of all the chapters have paid in 
full their assessments of dues for the current year, and that 
every day now brings cheques to the Archon Tamias, either in 
full or part payment of dues. 

When you consider that the first year of the new system is 
tiie crucial test of its workableness, and that we cannot tell 
whether we are to succeed or to fail until this anxious time of 
financial doubt is safely past, I am sure that those chapters 
and those individuals who have so far neglected their duty will 
respond to the call, and place beneath the fraternity and its 
prospects the firmest of all foundations, namely a clean finan- 
cial record. 

These suggestions are commended to your thoughtful con- 
sideration by. 

Yours Fraternally, 

Newton D. Baker, Jr., 

Archon Tamias. 


It was not without a feeling of some apprehension that the old- 
Tha New 6r members of the fraternity left the Pittsburg conven- 
Qovemmant. ^j^^^^ After fifty years of existence under a system of 

government peculiar to ourselves, we launched forth upon an ex- 
periment which, if tried by others, was entirely new to us. The 
fraternity elected an executive head, wholly untrained by experi- 
ence in the workings of its administrative agencies and with one 
exception, wholly unused to responsibility. It was a decided 
experiment, and the first few weeks were to many, weeks of 
questioning and doubt as to the wisdom of the move. But the 
days of doubt, uncertainty, and trial have passed and the fra- 
ternity has already justified the wisdom of the change and its 
thorough reliance and confidence in the new order. It seems 
as though the fraternity had gathered itself together since the 
Pittsburg meeting for a* splendid onward movement, and during 
the months which have intervened it has been manifesting its 
belief in itself in a most splendid way. 

The officers of the fraternity have been deluged with letters of 
the most sincere sort from all the chapters, who are cooperat- 
ing in a thorough way towards the making the new regime, 
what it should be, a government of the fraternity, for the frater- 
nity and by the fraternity. Communications are now answered 
promptly both by the chapters and by the officers of the frater- 
nity The archives are being filled up and completed; the finan- 
ces are in a robust condition. February ist, the day on which 
the new financial order went into operation was signaled by the 
receipt of hundreds of dollars by the treasurer. The Section 
Chiefs are working in thorough harmony with the Archons and 
throughout the length and breadth of the land there seems to 
exist a new spirit of confidence and conviction in the worth of 


our order, its aims and ideals. We are becoming a unit as nev- 
er before. What sectionalism or localism existed is passing 
away, and our chapters are engaged in helpful and hearty co- 
operation as they never were before. The weak are drawing in- 
spiration from the strong and the strong are meeting their ob- 
ligations in a manly fraternal way. Too much praise and appre- 
ciation cannot be shown the treasurer of the fraternity for the 
work which he is doing, while the sacrificing labors of Brother 
Gard, in the rush of the demands which life places upon a man 
in New York, should meet, as it does with the heartiest cooper- 
ation on the part of the fraternity at large. Few men could be 
found who would have filled the office of secretary successfully 
as the present incumbent, and the fraternity is feeling the touch 
and go, bom of his inspiration in a way which should command 
the fullest and most generous help from every member of the 

Though a little late in appearing, the Quarterly enters upon 
the year of its majority with a glad heart and thorough- ^t omartn^ 
ly alive to and in touch with the new era upon which *"* o^tot. 
the fraternity is entering. We believe that the new regime is 
bound to do great things for Phi Gamma Delta, and hope, 
with the aid and cooperation of the chapters to mirror as far as 
may be the advance and prosperity of the fraternity. To achieve 
this, however, we must have the cooperation and support from 
the entire order. The Quarterly is your publication, devoted 
to your interests. Its success be it great or small, redounds to 
your advantage or discredit more than to any one else. Any 
pride which the editors may have is personal. The real value 
of the publication redounds to you, and you alone. For the 
fraternity exists primarily for its 600 active members, and the 
Quarterly can and should be of the greatest good to you. It 
is the exemplar of your status to the world. It conveys to 
other Greeks the only evidence which they have of our vitality, 
and the work which we are doing for the common weal of col- 
lege men. Every chapter and every man should contemplate 
this and bear in mind the individual responsibility which rests 
upon them that the fraternity world at large see us in the right 


light. The men whom you have chosen as your execuctive offi- 
cers are at most, but individuals crowded with the other respon- 
sibilities of life and unable to devote more than a small fraction 
of their time to your interests. And this time is usually stolen 
from the sterner demands of their business or profession. With 
you, however, it is different. Your college and fraternity life are 
one. If you are good fraternity men, the fraternity and its in- 
terests go with you in every act of your life. You not only 
have it with you in the chapter hall or about the chapter fire- 
side, but it is with you in your daily thoughts and nightly 
dreams. And we want you to look upon the Quarterly as 
yours. As yours in fact, as well as in name. In other words, 
we wish to throw upon your shoulders a feeling of responsibility 
for a burden which you are to bear in part. The fraternity will 
become great and achieve its destiny only when each individual 
man in its membership feels this sense of responsibility, and 
rises to meet it. 

All this is very general it is true. Yet we hesitate to be more 
specific. But you can be of substantial aid to the Quarterly 
in these ways at least. You can see to it and insist that your 
chapter correspondent has a letter in each issue. The least that 
can be required of him is that he perform this simple duty and 
send us a letter four times each year. You can insist that he 
keep us supplied with personals of your alumni and that he 
transmit or that you do it, any items of interest for the local de- 
partment. You can, moreover, secure an occasional article from 
an alumus or an active member and see that the Quarterly's 
pages are kept representative of your thought by this means. 
For a few of us cannot do the thinking for the entire fraternity. 
A magazine conducted in this way would be a personal organ. 
After ten years of ceaseless writing, your editor is about exhaust- 
ed. His barrel, like that of an itineary minister, has been turn- 
ed and turned until the leaves of his homilies are worn with age 
and yellow with time. We want fresh blood and fresh thought. 
The fraternity has changed marvelously in ten years and only 
to a limited extent are your editors familiar with the altered 
sentiment which may have come about during this time. Keep 
us in touch with it by frequent literary communications upon 


topics which to you will better the fraternity; will make it a 
more efficient organism for the accomplishment of its ends. 
Let the entire fraternity know of your methods of achieving 
success. For by your dear bought experiments, they may be 
saved many unlucky mishaps. 

And hnally you can increase our alumni mailing list. At the 
present time, this is ridiculously small. But a fraction of our 
alumni ever see the Quarterly and they can only be brought 
to appreciate it by your personal application. 

These are some of the responsibilities which we wish to throw 
upon you. Not* upon the corresponding editor, but upon every 
member of the chapter. We want you to feel that the Quar- 
terly is your organ expressing your aspirations, ambitions and 
daily fraternity life. 

The soldiery modesty of the late President of the Grand 
Chapter has rendered it impossible for the Quarter- a Triimte to 
LY to secure any statement from him relative to his *"**^*'^^"**^ 
military experience at the front in the late Spanish-American 
war. And he seems to have placed the same injunction of se- 
crecy upon his friends in New York. The papers, however, 
have been more generous and from them for the past six months 
there have come frequent evidences of the popularity of Major 
Keck with his fellow officers and men of the 71st New York 
Regiment. It will be remembered that the battalion command- 
ed by Major Keck was the only one of the regimental battalions 
which covered itself with distinction at the battle of San Juan 
Hill, in which fight Brother Keck was at the head and led it 
on in a most gallant charge. 

On January 6th, the men of his battalion showed their appre- 
ciation of him as an officer by presenting him with a sword as 
testimonial of their esteem. And in the New Tork Sun of the 
following day we note the following mention of it: 

Seventy-first Men Cheer Him as "Colonel" 
— ^The Order to Charge at San Juan. 

A sword was presented to Major Frank Keck of the Third Battalion, 
Seventy-first Regiment, last night by the men who fought under his 


command at the battle of San Juan Hill. Corporal H. G. Millai made 
the presentation speech. 

^'This is not a xnilitary occasion," said he, *^but merely a mark of 
admiration for the man who so bravely stood by us during the trials 
of war. Major Keck examined personally each of the three compan- 
ies of his command at the battle of San Juan Hill and saw that every 
man was in his place. When the time came to charge, he did not say 
*Go on,' but he got ahead of his battalion and said, ^Come on.' In 
all the newspaper criticisms, true and untrue, it is a notable fact that 
Major Keek's name has never been used slightingly. If we go to war 
again, we all hope Major Keck will command us." 

In bis reply Major Keck said that he received his order to charge 
with the Tmrd Battalion from Gen. Kent, of the regulars. This is the 
first time he had told whether or not he got his orders from Col. 
Downs. He said the men of the Third Battalion knew his opinion of 
the men whose bravery was under discussion. 

Before the men dispersed they gave three cheers for Major Keck, for 
the Third Battalion, the Seventy-first Regiment, and then came a long 

**Three cheers for *Col.' Keck," shouted one man. 

They were given with a will. No other officers were cheered. The 
sword is a handsome one, trimmed with gold and appropriately mark- 

Those who were fortunate enough to attend the convention of 
Th« Baton 1889 held at Lewisburg, Pa., will remember that the 
of MoOftntoy. ]jQg^ g^^j gQ^j q£ ^j^g meeting and the centre of any 

enterprise for pleasure, or hilarity was Harry W- McCauley, 
Yale '88. And those familiar with the fraternity during the 
years immediately preceding and subsequent to this convention 
know that he was an indispensible feature to every dinner, 
function or gathering of any sort. His ready humor, bound- 
less good nature and never flagging enthusiasm was a source of 
inspiration and pleasure to all who came in contact with him. 
But there came a time when he disappeared from our lives. 
Letters addressed to him were returned and inquiries of his 
friends always elicited the same reply, that they did not know 
what had become of him. That was six or seven years ago. 

A few weeks since, there came to the ofiice of the Quarterly 
a long, narrow manila envelope bearing his familiar chirography 
and marked "Important, Special correspondence to the Quar- 
terly; Rush; Harry W. McCauley, Corporal, Company E, ist 
Regiment, Colorado Infantry, U. S. Volunteers, Manila, Philip- 
pine Islands. " The contents of that envelope appear elsewhere 


in this issue, which McCauley's scores of friends will be delight- 
ed to read as well as to learn that he is still engaged in doing 
the world's work. But like Kipling's * 'Tommy Atkins*' his 
object seems to be: 

**For to admire an* for to see 
For to be 'old this world so wide. " 

Along with a score of other Fijis, he is doing guard duty on the 
outposts of civilization, and looking after the interests of Uncle 
Sam's dependencies. 

The Quarterly is gratified to be able to announce the ad- 
dition of a new department to its pages and a new The 
name to its editorial staff. Mr. Joe McSpadden, of SSJ!^'^^* 
the Tennessee chapter, and now of New York, has ^•P*rtm6iit. 
consented to conduct a department devoted to **Fiji Miscelani 
and Chapter Gossip" in the nature of a local news department 
not unlike the local department of a newspaper or college maga- 
zine. It will be devoted to announcements, short biographies 
and events of small importance connected with the chapters 
and the lives of the alumni. The Quarterly desires to make 
this department as interesting and newsy as possible and re- 
quests that chapters send to brother Joe McSpadden, 30 Park 
Place, New York, N. Y., accounts of their receptions, dinners 
and distinctions of various sorts in order that he may be kept in 
touch with the daily doings of our members. 

At the meeting of the Archons held in New York during the 
closing days of last year, there was selected, in om^pter Houae 
compliance with the order of the last convention, a committee. 
Chapter House Committee to devise plans for the promotion of 
chapter house acquisition by the chapters. The scope of the 
committee's powers is only bounded by the possibilities of 
their work, and in detail they hope to present to the chapters 
plans for financing, building and management of chapter homes. 

That committee consists of Dr. Wm. S. Wadsworth, Presby- 
terian Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa.; Prof. Edwin D. Shurter, 123 


East Seneca Street, Ithaca, N. Y.; and Frederic C. Howe, Gar- 
field Building, Cleveland, O. 

The committee has issued an announcement and questions 
which they desire answered by all the chapters as well as by 
any other brothers who have any suggestions or ideas upon the 
subject. It is commended to all members of the fraternity who 
are requested to communicate with Dr. Wadsworth, sending 
suggestions upon this subject. 

The Quarterly is in receipt of the following announcement 
Some of dinners and section conventions and desires to ex- 

^^'"^"' press the wishes of the several chapters in requesting 
that any Fijis in the neighborhood of these conventions or din- 
ners take advantage of the same: 

The annual convention of Section i will be held at 162 Elm 
street, New Haven, Conn., Saturday, February 25, 1899, at 11 
A. M. ; while the 23rd University dinner of the chapter will be 
held on the same day at 6:30 P. M. at the New Haven House. 
Dr. John Clark Ridpath will preside at the banquet. 

The third annual convention of Section 4 will be held at Phi 
Gamma Delta House, 76 Market street, Bethlehem, Pa., Sat- 
urday, February i8th, at 2 P. M. The third annual banquet 
will be held at the Eagle Hotel at 8:30 P. M. of the same day. 

The annual banquet of the Johns Hopkins Chapter will be 
held February i8th at 6 P. M. at Phi Gamma Delta Chapter 
House, 849 Hamilton Terrace, Baltimore, Md. Any visiting 
members are cordially requested to be present. 

In this issue, we announce the establishment of the new 
TiieNaw chapter at the University of Nebraska, and the 
Ohftpter Quarterly sends greetings of the most cordial kind 

to Lambda Nu. The new chapter has a membership of four- 
teen men and loses none by graduation this year. It occupies 
a beautiful chapter house and seems imbued and inspired with 
the spirit of the fraternity. Mr. C. A. Lawler, of the Cornell 


Chapter, who conducted the installation, speaks in enthusiastic 
tenns of the chapter and the appreciative words of other frater- 
nities shows that the fraternity has made no mistake in its en- 
trance into the new field. 

During the last few months, the fraternity has suffered the 
loss by death of a number of its most distinguished 
and enthusiastic alumni. We know of no time when 
death has cut so remorselessly into our ranks as during the past 
few weeks. And the Quarterly mourns with the fraternity 
and the friends and relatives of the deceased, the deaths of Hon. 
T. R. Stockdale, of Mississippi, one of the early initiates of the 
Jefferson Chapter; Hon. J. M. Martin, the founder of the Ala- 
bama Chapter, and one of our most enthusiastic southern men; 
Dr. C)rrus Pershing, President of the Pittsburg Female College, 
and Professor M. H. Richards, of Pennsylvania. 

It is a matter of the greatest personal gratification to the 
Editor of the Quarterly to be able to announce that the Archon 
Treasurer of the frarernity. Brother Newton D. Baker, Jr., 
has changed his place of residence from Martinsburg, West 
Virginia, to Cleveland, O., and is now to be found in the Society 
for Savings Building engaged in the general practice of law. 
After a decade of years of intimate companionship with the 
fraternity's Treasurer at Johns Hopkins University, in the chap- 
ter's home there, in the class room, at conventions and else- 
where, the Editor feels that the cycle of his friendship is com- 
pleted by the coming of Brother Baker to Cleveland, where he 
has become associated with one of the best known of Cleve- 
land's attorneys. 

It is needless to say to those who have known Brother Baker 
at conventions and elsewhere that his abilities as a thinker and 
speaker insure for him a splendid career at the bar. 


With the present number, the Quarterly changes its place of 
The New publication from Meadville, Pa., to Lewisburg, Pa., 
Qi»*rteriy. ^here it will be issued from the printing house of 
Brother W. L. Kurtz, of the Lewisburg Chapter. 

Brother Kurtz has a large and efficient printing establishment 
and has already published the minutes of the convention. At 
the suggestion of the Archons, the Quarterlies will be mailed 
directly to each active member of the fraternity rather than sent 
in bunches to the chapter correspondent. Any errors in address 
or otherwise should be communicated at once to the Editor or 
Brother Kurtz who will make the necessary corrections on the 
mailing rolls. 

We would call the attention of the chapters to the announce- 
The Fredunan ments of the Archon Secretary in the prior pages of 

Delegation. ^j^^ jgg^^ 

The striking thing about the statistical showing is the small 
number of initiates and membership of the freshman delega- 
tion. At least forty per cent., of our membership should be in 
the freshman class. But the abstract of statistics shows that a 
much smaller percentage comes from this class. It is true, these 
statistics were made out early in the year, and some improve- 
ment is probably manifest by the time in this respect. But 
weak chapters and those who have not filled up their freshman 
delegation should proceed to do so at once, for while a careful 
conservatism should mark the choice of men, too great care in 
the filling up of a class delegation frequently results in the 
death of a chapter. 

The Quarterly has collected all the stray numbers of the 
publication from volume ii down to date, during which time 
its publication has been in the present hands. These have been 
sent on to the Archon Secretary of the fraternity, and chapters 
desiring to complete their files, can do so by communicating 
with him. 

The last t^n yplumes ^e pretty complete/ and as the fratem- 


ity desires that every chapter be possessed of as complete a file 
of the Quarterly as possible, favorable terms of purchase can 
doubtless be made with Brother Gard. 

Brother T. A. Vernon desires to secure Volumes 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 
and 12 of the Phi Gamma Delta Journal and Phi Gamma Delta 
Quarterly. Any brother possessing any or all of these will 
find a purchaser by addressing him upon this subject. 

The general secretary of the fraternity is desirous of securing 
for the completion of the fraternity's files the following volumes 
and numbers of the * T A Journal and Quarterly: Vols. I, 
II, III, V, VI, VII, VIII and IX. Any brothers able to sup- 
ply these will confer a favor upon the fraternity and upon Bro. 
Gard by communicating with him, as it is extremely desirous 
that the archives of the fraternity be completed by the addition 
of these volumes. 

Attention should be called to the fact that the present issue 
of the Quarterly contains but a small number of chapter let- 
ters. In this respect, the chapters have grown very negligent 
in recent months. We trust the April issue, which goes to 
types April ist, will contain a communication from every chap- 

By resolution of the Board of Archons, it has been determin- 
ed that the 51st annual Ekklesia of the fraternity will be held at 
Dayton, O., on October 19, 20 and 21^ 1899. The chapters 
should at once begin to make arrangements for the meeting and 
elect delegates therefor. 


Alpha Chi — Amherst 

Since our last communication to the Quabtesly our goat has again 
been active. On October 14th, we initiated five men whom we are 
proud to present to the fraternity at large. They are Brothers Hyde, 
Kellogg, Nutting, Taylor and Wells, all of the class of 1902. 

During the foot ball season we had the pleasure of a visit from 
some of the n I Fijis who were on their way to play the Massachusetts 
Agricultural College. 

Any brother who happens to be in Amherst may be assured of a 
warm welcome at the Phi Gamma Delta House. We are glad at all 
times to see visiting Fijis. 

The brothers of Alpha Chi are well pleased with the adoption of the 
new constitution, and feel that the change in government will be a 
great benefit. Let us hope that our beloved fraternity will now pro- 
gress as never before. 

With New Year greetings to all the sister chapters, I remain, 

Fraternally Yours, 

R. F. Wells. 

Theta Psi — Colgate University 

We wish a happy and prosperous New Year to all sister chapters. 

After a vacation of three weeks the active chapter of Theta Psi has 
returned, ready to resume its work. 

Bro. Bird has been tutoring in the University during the past year. 

Bro. Bingham had the misfortune to break his ankle while practic- 
ing foot ball. 

We regret to lose from our ranks even for a short time, Bro. Dapson, 
who is ill with grip at his home in Oneida, N. Y. 

Bro. Hyde, '97, who was obliged to leave college on account of ill 
health, is with us again. 

We have pledged several men this fall and will have a large delega- 
tion from the class of '03. Most Fraternally, 

W. C. Cramp. 

Kappa Nu — Cornell University 

Fifteen of last year's twenty -two brothers returned last fall and 
have now closed a most successful term. 
Mu and Beta Chapters contributed most acceptable additions to our 


actire chapter roll in Brothers William G. Sloane, '99, of Chicago, 
and Henry T. Coatee, '00, of Berwyn, Penna. Brother Hood, '98, has 
returned and 'Brother Lord, '99, will return for the coming spring 

The following brothers have been initiated:— Sidney F. Ross, '01, 
Kennebunk, Me.; William K. Kohrs, '01, Deer Lodge, Montana; 
Horace P. Crosby, '02, New Rochelle, N. Y.; Louis T. Wilson, '02, 
Chicago, 111; George H. Kramer, '02, Dayton, Ohio; Clarence W. 
Myers, '02, New York City; Walter B. H. Currier, '02, Springfield, 
Ma89.; and Earl H. Gimper, '02, Galveston, Texas; bringing the aot- 
tive chapter roll to twenty-six. 

Being often asked in regard to the geographical field and the size of 
the towns from which Kappa Nu draws its members the following sta- 
tistical statement may be of interest. At present twelve of the brothers 
are from New York state, four from Illinois, three from Pennsylvania, 
one each from Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Ohio, Texas, Mon- 
tana. A total of eight brothers reside in New York City, Philadel- 
phia, and Chicago. A total of fourteen in cities with a population 
greater than fifty thousand and a total of seventeen in cities with a 
population greater than fifteen thousand leaving nine members from 
towns with a population less than fifteen thousand. 

The chapter is divided by classes as follows:— Post graduates, two; 
seniors, five; juniors, seven; sophmores, five, and freshmen, six. 
Twenty-one of the brothers reside at the chapter house, filling it to its 
capacity while all brothers not residing in the city eat at the chapter 

Phi Gamma Delta was well represented on Cornell's exceptionally 
strong foot ball team by Brothers Young, '00, at guard, Brother 
Sweetland, Chi '99, at tackle and Brother Perkins, Pi Iota '00, at full 
back. Brother Sweetland is to be next year's captain and will have 
the nucleus of Cornell's greatest foot ball team behind him. Brother 
Kohrs is promising candidate for a line position. 

Fraternally Yours, 

Ebwin E. Lanpher. 

Beta — University of Pa. 

Beta, at the close of last year, was one of the largest chapters, hav- 
ing twenty-five men, and she bids well to be the largest this year, hav- 
ing an active roll of twenty-seven this year, ten of whom are new. 

I take pleasure, therefore, in introducing to the fraternity Bro. 


Thomas Stevenson, captain of 1901 oolle^^ foot ball team, and also 
captain of this year's Gym. team. Bro. Ray Baldwin, '02, Med., and 
Bro. Wallace, '01, Col., both rowed on their class crews. 

Bro. Sampson, '02, Med., and Bro. Figner, '02, CoL, are both men 
of sterling worth. Bros. Alburger, '93 Col., and '02, Med. and Bro. 
James, '99, Col., are both members of the glee club. Bro. Hemphill, 
is president of '99, Col., editor-in-chief ofThe Red and Blue'' and 
chairman of the students' committee. Bro. Colket, '01, Col., is a mem- 
ber of the 'Varsity track team. Bro. Harvey, '02, Med., played on his 
class foot ball team. 

It is very gratifying to have such representative men as these to 
start the new year, and we still have several more men pledged or in 

Beta again is at the head of the musical clubs, Bro. Ziegler being 
leader of the glee, Bro. Snyder, leader of the mandolin and Bro. Hick- 
ey leader of the banjo club. Beside these men, there are seven other 
f^jis on the clubs this fall. We have had our usual number of smok- 
ers and teas this fall. 

The graduates stand by us as usual and have already made an ap- 
propriation which was put into parlor furniture ; the last smoker was 
also given by them. 

The growth of the library still continues and we advise every chap- 
ter to start one. As last year, there are eleven men rooming in the 
house and over twenty have their meals at the chapter house. This 
chapter table does us more good than anything else, as it tends to 
bring the new members more together, and thus, meeting at meal time 
they soon feel at home and become acquainted with the older members 
and each other. 

Beta is well pleased with the outcome of the recent convention and 
appreciates the honor that was extended to her in giving the initiation 
of the two brothers from the new chapter into her hands. 

Wishing the sister chapters a prosperous new year, I am 

Fraternally Yours, 

Albert B. Dissel. 

4^ r A House, 3604 Walnut St. 

Beta Chi — Lehigh. 

After a silence of several months. Beta Chi once more extends greet- 
ing to sister chapters. 

We have experienced great difficulty this year in gaining worthy ma- 
terial for fraternity, owing to the very small class of new students. 
But with our usual perseverance and good judgment we have fared 
better than any other chapter at Lehigh. 

Bro. W. S. Ayarsi '96| who has been in the service of the U. S. 


Government on the S. S. Harvard, spent a few days with us recently. 
In a most thrilling manner he narrated his experience in Cuban waters 
and described the Battle of Santiago, of which he was an eye witness. 
Bro. F. K. Lundy was in the service of the U. S. Navy in our late 
war; Bro. Prindle, '90, the author of ^'Mechanical Operations in the 
Manufacture of a Great Naval Gun," an article which appeared in the 
June issue of the Engineering Magazine^ visited us during the past 
month. He is at present in the U. S. Patent Office ; Bro. W. R. Price, 
'87, one of our prominent charter members, frequently renews his inter- 
est in our chapter. 
Assuring our sister chapters of our best wishes for their prosperity, 


F. A. Armstrong. 

Gamma Phi — Pennsylvania State 

A new college year has begun and we find four of our brothers gone, 
brothers Hiester, Rawn, Alberts, and Cartwright. The freshman class 
this year has proven rather poor in ^ r A fraternity material, but Gam- 
ma Phi has got her share in two new members. We have always gone 
on the principal of quality rather than quantity. 

Our athletic material this year is unusually good. Brother Penrose has 
held the position of tackle on the 'Varsity, through her victorious sea- 
son and has also proven to be the strongest man in college in a recent 
strength test. Another brother, Cartwright, of last year's team, has 
been playing a star game on the Pittsburg A. C. team. 

Our last year's honor man was brother E. Van Ness Rawn, who took 
second honors in his class. G. Ezekiel Guie is a member of the Thes- 
pians, a college dramatic organization, which has been greeted with 
great applause. 

Brother Potter Brown, one of our most loyal alumni, has recently 
been married and has settled in New Zealand. All of last year's men 
are doing very well in their professions, brother Agustus Hiester hav- 
ing a very fine position here in Penn. State Experimental Station, as 
assistant chemist. 

A very pleasant evening was spent by Gamma Phi, her friends, and 
alunmi, on the night of the twenty -third of November, and a smoker 
the night of the twenty-fourth, was greatly enjoyed. 

Hoping all of our sister chapters are also flourishing, we wish to you 
a happy and prosperous new year. Yours in ^ r A, 

Frank Horton Yocum. 

Dec. 16, '98. 


Xi — Gettysburg 

Once more through the pages of our Quarterly does it become our 
privilege to greet our brothers in Phi Gamma Delta and thus be drawn 
more and more into touch and fellowship with them. 

The past term has been one for which Xi feels very grateful since 
the entire year seems to have been one of harmonious work. 

In our last letter we presented to the fraternity four new men and 
this time we beg to introduce Bros., Frank Hugh, 'Ol, of Pittsburg, 
and Frank W. Daniel, '02, of Webb City, Mo. These brothers have 
heartily joined with us in the work of the fraternity. Mr. Ney, '02, 
of Harrisburg, is now wearing our pledge button. Thus having taken 
into our midst six new brothers we are by far the strongest fraternity 
in college. 

One of our active men, Bro. Stifel, has left college and intends enter- 
ing upon a special course in Chemistry at the Western University of 
Pennsylvania. Bro. Stifel was very active in the athletics of college 
and during one year was the captain of the track team. 

Bro. Chas. Fite, '98, recently paid an extended visit in Gettysburg. 
He seems to be fully recovered from the fever which he contracted in 
the army. It will no doubt be interesting to some to know that one of 
our f raters, Brother Bevan, of Patterson, N. J., is adding to the world 
of literature, a magazine, **The Anglo-American," which promises to be 
of great value. It is to deal with the questions of interest both in 
England and America and thus bring the spirits of the two countries, 
into closer relation. For some time Bro. Bevan was U. S. Consul to 
Ava Maria, Spain. He left that part only a few weeks before the dec- 
laration of war. 

The Phi Delta Theta house which is being erected on the campus 
is expected to be completed in the near future. It promises to be a 
very attractive structure. 

With best wishes for the welfare of our sister chapters, I am. 

Very Fraternally, 

Wm. J. Miller, Jr. 

Beta Mu — ^Johns Hopkins 

Beta Mu extends the greetings of the New Year and hopes that it 
may usher in one of the most prosperous years in the history of the 

As new members this year we would introduce to the fraternity at 
large Brothers John C. French, Robert T. Smith, Edwin M. Spencer, 
Henry M. Warner, M. Wilton Wolf, Jr., and Charles Ingram, the 


brother of our esteemed alumnus Jas. E. Ing^ram, Jr. , and as they are 
excellent men, there is no doubt that they will make true and loyal 

In response to the call of the government for volunteers Brother 
John A. Robinson and Brother Frank Phelps went south with the 5th 
Maryland Regiment. Actuated by the same noble desire to defend his 
country Brother Henry Plant Shuter was one of the first to enlist in 
Astor's Battery and went with it to the Philippine Islands where he 
contracted the deadly fever, from which he died on the transport which 
was bringing him home to recuperate. 

We deeply mourn the loss of one of the noblest and truest members 
of our chapter. On the fourth of November a memorial meeting of 
the combined active chapter and alumni of Beta Mu was held and the 
following resolutions adopted : 

WJurecLs^ The whole body of the fraternity of Phi Gamma Delta has 
learned with profoundest sorrow of the sudden and sad death at sea of 
their beloved brother Henry Plant Shuter, on the 17th day of October 
last, and 

IVhereas, Thev have felt moved to assemble in united meeting to ex- 
press their feelings of grief at this sudden bereavement. Now there- 
fore be it 

Resolved^ That the brothers here assembled do hereby express their 
most heartfelt sorrow at the death of one of their most cherished and 
beloved brothers, who in his daily conduct exhibited in an eminent 
deg^ree high qualities of honor, integrity, and kindliness, and those 
great principles of life which are the aim of all our brothers. His pa- 
triotism, highmindedness, and coura&^e, led him to offer up his life in 
the service of his country, and though he was spared amid the dangers 
of battle, yet his heart was that of a hero who faced with equal cour- 
age the perils of war and the deadly climate of the tropics. His mem- 
ory will live in our hearts and ever remain to Phi Gamma Delta as an 
inspiration to noble endeavor, patriotic devotion, and unselfish man- 
hood. And be it further 

Resolved^ That this resolution be enrolled upon the minutes of the 
chapter of Beta Mu, and a copy thereof be transmitted to the bereaved 
family as a token of our high esteem for our departed brother and our 
sympathy wiUi his sorrow stricken family. 

Fraternally Yours, 

Chas. C. Gaddess, 

^ r A House, 849 Hamilton Terrace, Baltimore, Md. 

Rho Chi — Richmond College 

On account of an unfortunate misunderstanding, no letter was sent 
to the last number of the Quarterly. We wish to apologize to the 
brothers for the apparent neglect and to assure them that the omis- 
sion was not through carelessness or indifference. 


Rho Chi returned this year only four men. Notwithstanding our 
small number, we have been vig^ilant and have welcomed into our midst 
the following, whom we beg to introduce to the brothers: — Leon K. 
Willingham, of Greorg^ia; Ashton Rudd, of Virginia; Strubhe McCon- 
nell, of Virginia; Dudley Chipley, of Florida; and Robert H. Talley, 
of Virginia. 

Bro. Rudd, on account of circumstances over which he had no con- 
trol, was obliged to leave college soon after his matriculation. We 
were very sorry to lose him but content ourselves in the hope of hav- 
ing him with us next year. 

Bro. Chipley is a son of U. S. ex- Senator Chipley of Florida. He 
will be with us sometime and will render the chapter valuable work. 

Bros. Willingham and McConnell are enthusiastic men. The for- 
mer has followed the illustrious example of his brother and several 
kinsmen, who have at different periods lent their ability for the suc- 
cess of Rho Chi, and the latter is a son of the very eminent Baptist 
divine. Rev. Dr. F. C. McConnell of this state. 

At the beginning of session, our Bro. Allen W. Freeman, was elect- 
ed business manager of the Messenger, our monthly college maga- 
zine, of which our Bro. Henley M. Fugate, is editor-in-chief. 

Bros. J. T. Lawrence, '»5, and E. M. Long, R. C, '94, Yale '96, 
Professor of Law, R. C, '97- '98, have each taken unto themselves a 
better half. We earnestly trust as each year rolls by in its rapid 
flight that it may bring more happiness and prosperity to them both 
than its predecessor. 

Richmond College has contracted the expansion fever. Starting the 
session with a very large attendance, it is now engaged in building a 
large and beautiful Science Hall and soon ground will be broRen for 
an immense dormitory. The gymnasium and baths have undergone 
extensive repairs and altogether our old college has taken a new 
lease of life. 

Yours in * r A, 

R. H. Talley. 

Pi — ^Allegheny College 

The past term has been somewhat uneventful in fraternity circles 
here. The surprisingly small number of desirable men made rushing 
dull. Unwilling to lower our former standard, we initiated but one 
man. We gladly introduce Brother Frederic William Blaisdell, of 
May ville. New York. We predict with all confidence that Bro. Blais- 
dell will be a credit to the chapter and to the general fraternity. 

Our chapter this term numbers thirteen men and is in every way in a 
most flourishing condition. 


Bro. Oliver K. Eaton, of McKeespoii, Pennsylvania, who has heen 
out of school for a year, is again with us. 

Bro. Chapin, '99, holds the responsible position of instructor in mili- 
tary science and tactics in the Reform School at Morganza, Pa., and 
will not be in college until the spring term. 

We are glad to note the visits to the chapter of Bros. S. P. Schirk, 
'96, of Marietta, Ohio; Frank W. Merchant, '95, of Pittsburg; and W. 
H. Hammon, '81, of San Francisco. Bro. Hammon, formerly Chief of 
Section XII is chief of the United States Weather Bureau, and a man 
in whom the chapter takes the greatest pride. 

Brothers Sturtevant and Secrist returned from the Pittsburg conven- 
tion filled with deep enthusiaism for our glorious fraternity. They 
brought with than the historic gavel used during the sessions of the 
convention; and it now occupies a place of honor among the archives 
of the chapter. We are proud to have charge of it until the next na- 
tional convention. 

We extend to our sister chapters the heartiest good wishes for the 

coming year. 


Frank L. Matteson. 
« r A Place, Meadville, Pa. 

Theta Deuteron — Ohio Wesleyan University. 

Through a misunderstanding in regard to the date at which the fall 
QnABTE3a.Y goes to press Theta Deuteron was not heard from in the 
last number. 

Since our last letter many things have happened to turn our condi- 
tion for the better. We now have our new chapter house on North 
Sandusky Street, which we find, is a great improvement over our old 
hall. The house is the first of its kind in Ohio Wesleyan and was se- 
cured only at the expenditure of much time and labor by several of the 

We lost several brothers last year by graduation ; but our chapter 
was strong and we have been able to take our pick from the new boys, 
as usual, and now present to Phi Gamma Delta, Wm. Wells, of Green- 
field, Ind., and Robert Powers, of Delaware, Ohio. In the Preparatory 
Department we have pledged brothers Blair, Dickseid, Peck and Ed- 
wards, whom we will shortly initiate. Last, but not least, we introduce 
pledged brother Holderbolm. But our success is not only in gaining 
new men, but also in attaining honors : Brother Blair is the base ball 
manager for '99. Brother Lichleiter has been elected editor-in-chief 
of ''The Bijou," the college biennial publication under the supervision 
of the junior class. 


Brothers Byers and Williams have been elected members of the staff 
of the collegfe paper and Brother Aye is the captain of the track team 
of '99. In the Military Department we have two captains, a lieutenant, 
two sergeants and two corporals. 

While we have been active in other branches we have not lost sight 
of our social prestige, but have given two receptions in our house ; 
one to the faculty and local alumni, the other to our lady friends of 
the city. Both of these were well managed and we hope that they en- 
larged our circle of friends. 

Wishing success to all sister chapters, I am yours. 

Very Fraternally, 

E. Jay Aye. 

Rho Deuteron — Wooster University 

Rho Deuteron sends the greetings of the new year to her sister chap- 
ters in Phi Gamma Delta. The year of '98, just closed, has been one 
of remarkable success in every respect. In this time we have presented 
to the fraternity eight new Fijis, of whom we may well be proud; they are: 
Bros. J. Lee Gregory, '01, Harry M. Gage, '00, Ellis Boyd Gill, '02, 
Charles H. Corbett, '01, Oscar Foss, '02, Wm. H. Miller, '02, James 
M. Henry, '01, and Campbell Mackaye, '02. In addition to this nimiber 
we have two pledged men who wore our colors at the opening of the 
school year, Paul Craig, '03, and J. Crete Hubbard, '04. 

A year ago we numbered eight, but now the chapter has increased to 
fifteen. Last June we lost four of our older men ; one by graduation, 
Bro. Woodward, who is now principal of the Leetonia schools ; Bros. 
Sheldon and Atkinson, who left to go to Cuba with their respective 
regiments ; and Bro. Warren who is now in New Mexico for his health. 

We expect the return of Bros. Clark and Atkinson at the opening of 
the spring term. 

The rushing this fall was very spirited, owing to an increased influx 
of new material. Rho Deuteron came out of the fray with colors fly- 
ing, having added eight new men to her list 

We are united in spirit and purpose, and have every reason to be 
proud of our chapter which enters thus upon the year '99. Our pros- 
pects for the future are as bright as they have been for many a year, 
and it is with justness that Rho Deuteron can take the foremost place 
among the fraternity chapters of Wooster University. 

Fraternally Yours, 

W. C. McClure. 


Lambda Deuteron — Denison University 

School opened Jan. 5th, after the holidays and all our Fiji brothers 
have reported for duty. 

This will be a lively term for us. The State Oratorical Contest will 
be held here in February and Denison 's representative will be a Fiji. 
John A. Chamberlain, our President, won the local contest in a hotly 
contested preliminary. He was given three first places on delivery and 
we expect a high place for him on the State. In order to be at his best 
he will take work under Prof. Trueblood, at Ann Arbor. 

We have pledged a man since our last letter, whom we are proud to 
introduce to our fraternity at large. Howard Flanagan, of Niles, Ohio, 
came to school late in the term, so was not on hand for the opening 
rush. We saw his worth soon after his arrival, however, and soon 
were able to put the purple on him. He has been chosen to represent 
his Literary Society in the debate which is held annually between the 
Academy Societies. 

Our two seniors are on the Adytum corps, also the representative 
from the sophomore class is a Fiji. We have also the presidency of 
the athletic and oratorical associations. 

At our banquet last term Lee Dale Mercer, '98, our former President, 
was present, and delivered a splendid toast on *^The Fraternity Idea.*' 
The banquet was a success in every particular. Covers were laid for 
forty-two persons which included every active and pledged man and 
three alumni, with the lady friends of all. 

Mr. Rockefeller, of New York City, has offered our University 1100,- 
OOO on the condition that the trustees raise $150,000. If this condition 
is met, of which there is much hope, it will mean a great deal for D. 
U. and consequently for Lambda Deuteron Chapter. 



Psi — Wabash 

Through some mistake Psi was not represented in the last issue of 
the Quarterly. 

The entering class at Wabash this year was unusually small. As a 
result very little fraternity material was available. However, our 
Chapter is in a prosperous condition and since our last letter three 
men have been safely conducted over the rough road every true Phi 
Gamm must travel. So with great pleasure we present to the fra- 
ternity at large. Brothers Ed VanDer Volgen, Slaughter and Tinsly 
as men worthy of wearing the royal purple. This brings our number 
to ten. 

Our glee and mandolin clubs are the best we have ever had and we 


expect greni thin^ of tliem. They have been workiiig faithfully un- 
der excellent instruction since the opening of college and are now in 
good shape. Bro. Scott *01, the manager will take the fellows on a 
two weeks' trip in northern Indiana during spring term. 

An event of winter term that promises to be a new feature of college 
life will be a College Minstrel show. It will be given for the benefit of 
base ball. 

During the past term we are glad to acknowledge visits from Bros. 
Detcheon, '97, McKee, '94, and Sparks, of Zeta. 

In the way of college honors Psi has her full share. In respect to 
athletics we have managership of foot ball and representatives on 
athletic board, manager of glee club, leader of mandolin club and 
orchestra and treasurer of oratorical association. 

The society event of the year was the ''Baby" Pan-Hellenic dance 
on the evening of Novonber 18th. This is only a taste of what the 
''Big" Pan-Hellenic will be which is to be held in February. 

Our chapter is justly proud of the honor shown one of its former 
members and our fellow townsmen, Gen. Lew Wallace, in being placed 
at head of the fraternity. Gen. Wallace always has a good word for 
the boys and spends much of his spare time in our library. 

The closing event of the term was a very pleasant dance given Wed- 
nesday evening, December 21. With best wishes, I am 

Yours Fraternally, 

Warren W. Buchanan. 

Zeta — Indiana University 

Since Zeta's last letter we have initiated the following men: Claud- 
us H. Marshall, '01; Edw. H. Hohn, '02; Chas. H. Denny, '02, and 
Harry Orr, '03. Next Saturday night, Jan. 21, we will initiate pledged 
brother Will S. McMaster, of Indianapolis. He was one of the hard- 
est rushed men who has entered the university for years, being 
**8piked" by every fraternity here — seven in all. Having won over all 
these, we feel justly proud and count it one of the greatest victories in 
the history of the chapter. 

Zeta points with particular pride to the fact that Bro. Wm. Sparks 
made the all Indiana foot ball team this year. 

Preliminary training for the track team has begun. Bro. Marshall 
is one of the most promising candidates for the team. Zeta expects 
to have at least two representatives on the team. 

Bro. Martin has taken a position of assistant in the Geological Lab- 
oratory. This makes five Fijis in the faculty. 

Zeta was immeasurably pleased with the action of the convention 
which we believe will give the fraternity a wonderful impetus. 

We hope to see the next Ekklesia at Dayton. If itliis held there we 


promise a larger representation both of the active members and 
alunmi than we had at Pittsburg. 

We have been looking forward to the Fiji love feast to be held in 
Indianapolis during the Oratorical contest Jan. 27th. Bro. Vernon 
has promised to be with us and we are all anticipating a royal time. 
Zeta chapter expects to attend in a body. 

Hoping our sister fraternities are flourishing as we are I remain 

Yours in * r A, 

Elmer E. Scott. 

Mu — University of Wisconsin 

The year opened with the chapter in a most prosperous condition. 
Fifteen old men returned for the fall rush and nine men were soon 
pledged, all of whom have since been initiated. We take great pleas- 
ure in introducing as brothers : 

Willard Van Brunt Campbell, Horicon, Wisconsin ; Robert A. 
Cowles, Bloomington, Illinois ; B. Franklin Downing, Dixon, 111. ; 
FVank S. Hyman, Oak Park, 111. ; Alexander Krembs, Jr., Stevens 
Point, Wis. ; Frank W. Lyle, Ripon, Wis. ; Charles A. Ludlow, Mon- 
roe, -Wis. ; Ira D. Potts, Fox Lake, Wis. ; Edward Smith Thomas, 
Polo, 111. 

In addition to these, we have already pledged several 1903 men. 
Much of our success in securing men has been due to the great interest 
the alunmi have displayed in the chapter. Among those who have 
visited us during the semester are : Bros. Frame, Petley, Vaughn Over- 
son, Hager, Bronell, Brewer, McClachlin, Powers K N and Ruggles N A. 

We were very glad to welcome Bros. Burgess, Toller ton, McCall, 
Morley and Kinyon of M Z at the Wisconsin-Minnesota game and 
hope they enjoyed the visit as much as we did. Our foot ball team has, 
as usual, made a fine record, winding up the season by beating North- 
western 46 — 0. 

The chapter has given three dancing parties and several spreads dur- 
ing the semester. On the night of the Minnesota game we entertained 
our visitors with a hop, followed by a spread. Bro. K. J. Lee has up- 
held the social prestige of the chapter by obtaining the chairmanship 
of the Junior Prom. 

Bro. F. H. Clausen was elected president of the athletic association 
and is also president of the W. I. A. A. A. ; Bro Hyman represented 
the chapter on the foot ball team ; Bro. J. G. Dillon is coxswain of 
'Varsity crew, and Brothers Campbell and Cowles are promising can- 
didates for the freshman crew. 

Of the seven brothers who left school last June, three have affiliated 
with other chapters ; Maybury, with M 2, Sloan, with K N, and Moss 

Work will begin on a new Engineering building and on the north 


wing of Main Hall next springf. The new library and the south wing 
on Main Hall are nearing completion. When these buildings are com- 
pletedi Wisconsin will be one of the best equipped schools in the coun- 

Two new societies have entered the University K 2 and AAA. A 
chapter of i^ B K is also to be established in the near future. 

Bros. Frame and Blackstone have opened a law office in Waukesha. 

Bro. E. K. Barnes, our talented musician and composer, is now mar- 
ried, and can be found at Denver, Colorado. 

Wishing the fraternity a prosperous new year, I am, 

Yours Fraternally, 

Fred Hammond Hatton. 

Mu Sigma — Minnesota 

Mu Sigma, though she has not been heard from lately through these 
columns, has not been idle. Since the opening of the college year, we 
have added the following links to the Fiji chain— O. Butler, Tev- 
ington, Indiana ; A. A. Bissell, Redwood Falls, Minn. ; Herbert Berg, 
Jackson, Minn. ; Eugene Young, Chaska, Minn., and Mr. Charles Flint, 
McClumpha. The latter is at present Associate Professor of EInglish 
in this college. On the occasion of his initiation we had a banquet at 
the house, having with us several of our out-of-town alumni and quite 
a delegation of resident alumni. In addition to our initiates we have 
with us this year, Bro. H. H. Tolerton, of Allegheny college, and Bro. 
J. H. May bury, of Wisconsin, making along with last year's men, a 
chapter of seventeen men. 

The chapter is deeply indebted to Bro. G. F. Roberts for a handsome 
fraternity banner ; the doctor is one of the most • zealous of the Fiji 
alumni in this city and has done much for the chapter. 

We have enjoyed visits from many brothers lately and were more 
than delighted to see them. Among those who favored us were Bro. 
Everett and Bro. Gibbs, both of California. Bro. Dean, '98, Bro. 
Tucky, '98, Bro. Bissell, '96, Bro. Cosgrove ex-'98 and Bro. F. C. 
Kinyan, '97. 

All things considered, the chapter is in a flourishing condition this 
year and the future looks very bright. Affairs at college now are at 
a standstill and the monotony is only broken by an occasional frater- 
nity function. Wishing all Fijis a happy New Year, I remain, 

Yours in* r A, 

F. W. Qdell. 


.Alpha Deuteron — Illinois Wesleyan University 

.^Ipha Deuteron sends the heartiest of new year greetings to her sis- 
>:wr' chapters in ^ r A. 

^The past term has been a most successful one with us and our out- 
t-^Dk for the future is very encouragring. We started in the year with 
9"« active men and have initiated four new men from the freshman and 
^3>homore classes, a part of whom we have taken bodily from the 
^^atches of our friends the enemy, much to their chagrin. Alpha Deu- 
:^roD takes great pleasure in presenting to the fraternity brothers Ben- 
^mly Wright, Spaff ord and Hawk and we venture the prophecy that if 
c:^y home-runs are to be made around the Fiji diamond our new broth- 
^« will be present at the critical moment. 

Brother Bayard L. Catron, of the class of '97, has entered the law 
^hool and our chapter is greatly strengthened by this dignified alum- 
^08. May his tribe increase. 

Brother Spafford is president of the sophomore class. Bro. Mon- 
me retains his leadership in the University Mandolin Club. Bro. 
bright comes to us laden with honors from the late Spanish war. 

At present our chapter is engaged in a heroic and sanguinary con- 
Uctwith the ever-present **Grip.'* Bro. Fox, our presiding officer, 
ike his namesake in the fable, has yielded the plume without a strug- 
gle. Bros. Monroe and Catron are engaged in the heat of the strife 
ind although Monroe has reached his normal condition, the '*Grip" 
)ffer8 opportunities fuller and richer than those of Blackstone to Bro. 
ZJatron. We have three new men in view and we will probably spike 
lome others as soon as the new term opens. Our alumni — among them, 
Bishop Hartzell — are taking an active interest in our affairs and we 
ook for great success in the future. 

Our fraternity rooms are always open to visiting brothers and we 
iromise you a cordial welcome at any time you are in our city. 

With sincere good wishes for our sister chapters, I remain. 

Fraternally Yours, 

Elkon R. Haynes. 

Gamma Deuteron — Knox College 

The winter term at Knox has begun and according to the usual cus- 
om, an opening address was made by Governor Shaw, of Iowa. Now 
11 that remains to us is the hard grind of the winter term with no foot 
all or base ball to keep up our spirits. 

Although we have a very small chapter this year, we managed to 
apture a few college honors. Foot ball, of course, claimed our at- 
mtion during the greater part of the term and brother Ralph D. Stev- 
Dson, '00, played quarterback on the 'Varsity during the entire sea- 


8on, distinguishing himself in a number of games by his nervy playing 
and his good generalship of the team. 

Brother F. H. Evans was captain of the scrubs and did excellent 
work and brother Walter Anderson was a substitute half-back on the 
'Varsity. Both have excellent chances of making the 'Varsity next year. 

Brother Walter Anderson has also been given special mention by 
the faculty for having done the best work during the fall term, of any 
one in the sophomore class. We have initiated two new men since 
our last letter: Brothers N. Sproat Heaney, of Quincy, 111., andChas. 
J. Savage, of Virginia, 111. , both freshmen — but fine fellows. 

We have received visits from brother Chas. Bartlett, of the Wiscon- 
sin chapter, who was talking up a section convention for the Easter 
vacation, and brothers West, Hammond, Norris and Peck, old Knox 
men who were here for the holidays. 

Gamma Deuteron extends a hearty invitation to all f^jis who hap- 
pen around this way to come and ''beat on the door'' and we will as- 
sure them of a warm welcome. Most Fraternally, 

Habvey H. Boggs. 

Chi Iota — University of Illinois 

After the pleasures and gayety of the holiday seasons are over, Chi 
Iota chapter has once more assembled in our fraternity hall. 

We have been exceptionally successful so far this year in gaining 
good fraternity material, and on Saturday next, we hope to introduce 
two new Fijis to the Greek world. 

Hoping this year may prove a profitable one to the fraternity and 
wishing success to all the chapters. 

Yours in * r A, 

John K. Bush. 

Zeta Phi— Wm. Jewell College 

Zeta Phi has just about completed its new hall and we are more 
than pleased with the result of our combined labor. Much credit is 
due to Bro. Vernon for his valuable and untiring efiForts in our be- 
half. We now posess the best furnished fraternity hall in our college, 
and though not furnished with such materials as would grace the pal- 
ace of an oriental prince it has aroused the envy of other fraternities 
here and satisfies our demands. We find our well-kept chapter hall 
very advantageous in rushing new men. 

Attendant upon the approach of examinations there has been a lull 


in fraternity enthusiasm, but with the opening of the new year we are 
anxiously awaiting the arrival of new men, and hope to find one 
worthy enough to wear the purple. Before this has gone to press we 
may have initiated another into the '^mysteries" of our order. 
Hoping success will follow the sister chapters I am 

Most Fraternally Yours, 

W. Wethers. 

Pi Deuteron — University of Kansas 

Through some oversight, which we regret. Pi Deuteron was not rep- 
resented in the last issue of the Quabtebly. We wish to inform our 
sister chapters that we have kept our usual place at Kansas Universi- 
ty and have secured some very excellent men. Only seven of our old 
men returned at the opening of the University in September and these 
men at once put forth every effort to secure the best of the new men. 
Through their efforts the following were pledged: Messrs Eldmond 
Fletcher, Harry Sinclair, Forest Cochrane, Milton Reetz, Ralph 
Wickliffe and Clifford Devereaux. Of these, the first four have been 
initiated. It is expected that other names will be added to this list as 
there are several men who have not been pledged and who are valu- 
able men. 

Quite unexpectedly brother S. H. Peters, Sergeant Major of the 22d 
Kansas Regiment, returned to take a special course in minerology 
and chemistry. 

Brothers Oeorge Davidson and Benjamin Kerfoot, who enlisted with 
the 20th Kansas, are now in Manila. 

Brother FVank Housh did not return on account of his father's ill 
health. He is now in charge of his father's store at Oskaloosa, Ks. 

At the last annual convention in October, Bro. Dale Gear was elect- 
ed Chief of Section XI, Bro. Al Horton resigning on account of ill 
health. At present he is attending the Law School at the University 
of the State of New York. He will gp^aduate from this institution next 
June, when he will continue to pitch for the Kansas City Blues. It 
was through his magnificient work that Kansas City landed the pen- 
nant of the Western League last season. 

Pi Deuteron entertained a few of her friends recently by giving a 
hop. About twenty-five couples were present and a very enjoyable 
evening was sjient. 

This last week we had the pleasure of a visit of an old Fiji, Chas. 

With kindest regards to our sister chapters in behalf of Pi Deuteron 
I am Yours in the Bond, 

John M. CijOyes. 


Delta — Bucknell University 

Delta began the year with eleven men. Owing to the new rules pass- 
ed by our Faculty, prohibiting the initiation of freshmen— thus leav- 
ing us three classes from which to draw our material — our niunber is 
smaller than usual. Although few in numbers, we are well represented 
in every department of our college. 

On the staff of the Orange and Blue^ our college weekly, Delta is 
represented by brother Wassell, '00, editor-in-chief ; brother Peck, '00, 
business manager; brother Holland, local editor, and brother Mul- 
ford, '99. Brother Cattell, '99, and your correspondent are on the glee 
club. In basket ball brother Wassell has proved himself one of the 
most skillful players. Brother Peck is manager of our track team next 
spring, while brother Riemer, '01, is captain of the relay team, 
which has been successful two consecutive years at the U. of P. races. 
We are also represented on the relay team by brother Morris, '00, 
who is asst. college librarian. We will have a good representa- 
tion on next year's foot ball team of which brother Riemer is cap- 
tain ; and brother Wassell, who, at the last annual meeting of the ath- 
letic association was elected manager, is preparing an excellent 
schedule of games. Some excellent fellows entered college with the 
freshman class, the best of whom Delta expects to introduce to the 
fraternity at large next June. Delta sends greetings to sister 
chapters and all loyal Fijis. Fraternally Yours, 

Chas. S. Keen. 

Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pa. 

Tau — Hanover. 

After a long silence, Tau Chapter again sends greetings to her sis- 
ter chapters and begs their pardon for the omission in the last two 
Quarterlies. Owing to Bro. Graham's withdrawal from college, the 
letters were sent in too late for publication. 

Brothers Scott, Stinson and Ingham just returned from Indianapo- 
lis, carrying back with them some of Bro. Vernon's enthusiasm. They 
report a good meeting, as well as an enjoyable time at the reception 
tendered by Bro. Christian and his wife. It is the hope of Tau Chap- 
ter that she may send a large number to enjoy these good assemblies 
next year. 

Although it is late in the year, we take pleasure in introducing to 
^ r A brothers Fosnaugh, Reischauer, Nourse and Ingham, all of 
whom are doing good work in college. Bro. Giboney was received 
into the mystic folds last June. 

Notwithstanding the extreme cold weather, the sleigh ride given by 


(he diapter Tuesday night, was enjoyed by all. All combined in their 
expression of approval of the repast served at Madison. 

Bro. Frank Adams has just recovered from a severe attack of the 
measles and is able to again put in his appearance at college. 

Tlie chapter is expecting a visit from section chief Bro. Christian 
soon. We hope to give him a good reception when he arrives. 

Fraternally Yours, 

Austin Fosnaugh. 


Mr. Editor: — 
I sail in a few weeks for Africa, my continental diocese, 
where the opening fields for missionary work are wonderfuL 
My plan is to develop at a few strategic centers on the conti- 
nent large mission stations, where the Gospel will be preached, 
schools established, hospitals and medical work used as mis- 
sionary agencies, and where also there will be industrial schools 
where the natives can be taught such industries as will help 
them to higher, social, intellectual and moral conditions. We 
would also establish orphanages for young children where na- 
tive workers can be trained separate from the debasing influ- 
ences of barbarous heathenism and prepared for teachers and 
workers among their own people. 

At least one college fraternity has its representative in the 
mission fields and supports him. It has occured to me that 
possibly there might be among the widespread and noble com- 
pany of Phi Gams some who would like to have a hand in this 
blessed work. 

The Rev. Morris W. Ehnes, a member of the Ohio Wesleyan 
University Chapter, with his young and splendid wife, has just 
arrived at Umtali, in Eastern Rhodesia, after a journey of 12,- 
ooo'miles from Chicago. They have gone trusting in God for 
sup>port and for help. My first letters from them are enthusi- 
astic over the beauty and healthfulness of the country where 
they are. It is four thousand feet above the sea, on a moun- 
tainous plateau.' 

What do you think of the suggestion ? 

Sincerely Yours, 

J. C. Hartzell. 


Bro. Richard Lloyd Jones, Wis., '97, is editing a department 
of the Stamford (Ct. ) Tekgram. 

Bro. J. Rob't Lovejoy, Omicron Deuteron, '81, has become 
identified with the active chapter at Union. 

Bro. Thos. A. Davis, Tenn., '93, is captain in the Sixth U. 
S. Volunteer (Immunes) now doing garrison duty in Porto Rico. 

Bro. F.C. Bevan, Xi '92, is part owner and business manager 
of the Angia-American Magazine, a literary monthly now be- 
ing published in New York City, 

Rev. George W. Richards, E A '83, of AUentown, Pa., has 
been elected recently to the chair of Church History in the Re- 
formed Theological Seminary at Lancaster, Pa. 

4e * * 

The weekly paper of the University of Va., ^^ College Toptcs^^ 
has two Fijis on the staff. Bro. G. G. Crawford, '99, is editor- 
in-chiei Bro. J. B. McLemore, '99, is associate editor. 

Two events of interest which will occur in Pennsylvania in 
February, are the convention of Section IV, at Bethlehem, 
(home of Lehigh University,) on the 1 8th, and the U. of P. 
dinner, on the 16th. 

Bro. Dale D. Gear, Kansas, '97, Chief of Section XI, is in 
New York City pursuing a course in Law. He will return to 
assume the duties of his section in the spring. Meantime Bro. 
Lawler is acting chief. 


A young Cleveland musician of much promise is Bro. Chester 
B. Searle, K. T. '96. Bro. Searle has charge of the organ and 
choir at Epworth Memorial Church, one of the finest church 
edifices in the State of Ohio. 

Our honored Archon Treasiu'er has recently made a change in 
his business affairs which has resulted in his removal from 
Martinsburg, W. Va., to Cleveland, Ohio, where he may be 
found in the Society for Savings Building, engaged in the prac- 
tice of law. 

Our ''Baby, " the Nebraska chapter, is in a flourishing con- 
dition. It has fourteen men, and lives in a house. On the oc- 
casion of its installation, the college paper gave it a cartoon and 
an excellent write-up. The other fraternity's there treat it 
most cordially. 

Fijis at Union College are prominent in a literary way. Par^ 
thenon^ the magazine, and Concordtensts^ the paper, are both 
under the editorial control of Bro. George C. Powell, '99, while 
the Garnet^ the annual, has as its editor-in-chief Bro. Seward 
H. French, '00. 

* * * 

The Tennessee University Magazine has long been considered 
one of the best college literary publications in the South. Un- 
der the editorial management of Bro Henry M. Edmonds, '99, it 
is sustaining its reputation this year. It is worthy of note that 
for the last four years this magazine has been edited by Fijis. 

Bro. T. Alfred Vernon, Yale '75, has just presented to the 
various chapters some excellent pictures framed, of Bishop 
Hartzell and Gen. Wallace. He has also prepared a calendar 
of special design, giving pictures of the national officers and a 
directory of the fraternity, which will also be sent to the chap- 

We are glad to note the rejuvenation of the Kansas City Zeta 
Grad. Chapter, which for nine years has been inactive. 


Bro. Clement A. Lawler, Cornell, '97, was one of the prime 
movers in this good work. The officers are as follows : 
Pres., Hon. E. P. Gates ; Vice Pres., Dr. E. G. Blair ; Sec'y, 
Jacque Morgan ; Treas., L. Schouss; Historian, C. A. Lawler. 

Bro. John A. Chamberlin, Denison, '99, has won the oratorical 
contest for this year at his college. This makes him representa- 
tive of Denison at the State Contest. His brother, also a Fiji, 
Clark W. Chamberlin, Denison, '94, it will be remembered, also 
won this contest. Denison has frequently won this honor, once 
taking the State Contest through Bro. Chas. H. Bosler, '90, 
now a prominent attorney at Dayton, and recently speaker pro 
tem. of the Ohio House of Representatives. 

The fraternity has been paid a graceful compliment recently 
in the dedication of three pieces of music to Phi Gamma Delta 
by Mr. Emil Fisher, of Baltimore, Md. Mr. Fisher has a 
brother in the fraternity but is not a member himself ; this fact 
makes the compliment all the more appreciated. The selections 
are as follows : "Dance of the Clowns," "Valse Rubato" and 
"Dance of the Fawns." 

They are published by Gibson Gloser & Co., of Baltimore, 
and are said to be very successful. 

Bishop Jos. C. Hartzell, who counts among his staunch 
friends and admirers every attendant at the last convention, is 
now in Africa, where he resumes his labors in the mission field. 
He sailed from New York, Jan. 4. An Associated Press dis- 
patch from London gives an account of an interesting interview 
between Dr. Hartzell and Cecil Rhodes, "the most-talked-of 
man" in England. After speaking of the lengthy conference 
between the two, the dispatch concludes : 

'^He has been granted concessions of lands and buildings, and has 
promised cooperation in their development, especially in establishing 
mdustrial missions among the natives. Mr. Rhodes nas invited Bish- 
op Hartzell and Mrs. Hartzell to visit him at his Rhodesian home, 
Groot Schuur, a short distance from Cape Town, in July next. 

** Discussing Anglo-American relations, Mr. Rhodes said : *What 
we want is an intertwining of mutual interests in the interest of human- 
ity upon the part of the English-speaking peoples throughout the 
world, whereby we can prevent war. We want universal peace.* ** 


The Fifty-first Ekklesia'has been announced for Dayton, 
Ohio, October 19, 20 and 21, 1899. The local committee is as 
follows: Hon. Chas. H. Bosler, Denison; Chas. B. Novin, O. 
S.U.;Wni.F. Chamberlin, Denison; Rev. F.N. McMillan, 
Wooster; T. Percy Stabler, De Pauw. 

Hotel Beckel has been secured at {2.50 a day. The sittings 
will probably be in the Y. W. C. A. Hall. 

The National Committee is: Bros. John Clark Ridpath, of 
De Pauw; Chas. Warren Fairbanks, of Ohio Wcslcyan; Frank 
S. Hoffman, of Knox; T. Alfred Vernon, of Yale; Chas. W. 
Dabney, of Hampden Sidney; J. W. Lee, of Allegheny; Chas. 
H. Stevenson, of Washington & Jefferson; William E. Mac- 
Laren, of Jefferson; Leigh H. Hunt, of C. C. of N. Y. ; Henry G. 
Jackson, of De Pauw; J. O. Wilson, of 111. Wesleyan; Roland 
G. Curtin, of University of Penna.; Chas. H. Dickey, of 
Muhlenberg; Lewis P. Bach of. C. C. of N. Y. ; E. A. Ross, of 
Johns Hopkins. 

« * * 

Union College chapter has just been enriched by the addition 
to its ranks of three popular college professors, Henry G. Reist, 
Edw. Wilber Rice, Jr., and Chas. Smith Prosser. 

Henry G. Reist, M. E., is of German parentage. He was 
bom in Lancaster Co., Pa., in 1862. His early life was spent 
on a farm. He entered Lehigh University, graduating in '86. 
While there he was a member of Tau Beta Pi. After leaving 
college, he became associated with the Harrisburg Car Co., 
where he remained for three years. In 1889 he accompanied 
the American Engineering Society on its European trip. On 
his return he accepted a responsible position with the Cic^neral 
Electric Co. He is a member of several prominent societies, 
and is professor in the Engineering Department at Union. 

Edw. Wilbur Rice, Jr., began his existence in LaCrossc;, Wis., 
in 1862. From the Central High School, in Philadelphia, he 
obtained the degree of M. A. He was preparing to ent4*r col- 
lege for further scientific research, to which line Im had d^; voted 
himself, when he received a very flattering offer from the Ameri- 
can Electric Co., of New Britain, Conn. Later he Inicanic 
Third Vice President and Chief Enginec^r of the General 
Electric Co. He is a member of many engineering socities and 
is recognized as one of the leading electrical authorities in the 

Chas. Smith Prosser, M. S., had as his birthplace the town 
of Columbus, N. Y. Borne in i860, he entered Cornell, gradu- 
ating with the class of '83. Post graduate work in Natural 


History occupied him till called to Washington as assistant 
Paleontologist. He was with the U. S. Geological Survey till 
1892. Leaving this he became one of the faculty of Washburn 
College, Topeka, Kas. In 1894 he went to Union College as 
Professor of Geology. He is identified with prominent socities, 
and a contributor to the American Journal of Science^ the 
American Geologist^ the Journal of Geoolgy^ and others. He 
is a member of tne honorary society of Sigma Chi. 

« * 4e 

Upsilon Chapter celebrated its annual jolly feast, the ''K. N. 
E. I. P. S.'' at Hotel St. Denis, New York City, Dec. 27, 
1898. The invitation read as follows : 

*'On the evening of Tuesday, December 27, 1898, at sharp 
eight o'clock, Rex ''Kneips, ''a most wise and glorious King 
and one worthy of respect, hath ordained a feast, at the Hotel 
St. Denis, situated at Broadway and nth street, in the Island 
of Herr Knickerbocker. 

"All loyal subjects of Phi Gamma Delta are requested to 
attend, and pay homage to his 'Royal Nibs. * 

''To appease the worth of the old man each reveler is request- 
ed to bring with him a little present, which must be bound with 
chains of adamantine, and the value of which must not exceed 
one silver cart wheel. 

"The wrath of Achilles shall fall upon him who disobeys this 
summons. Very Fraternally, 

Dinky Dingelong, 
Bobble Bobolinks, 
Selah Dusenberrv, 

Awed by this summons thirty of the brothers met about the 
board. Rex "Kneips" proved to be Dr. Leigh Harrison Hunt, 
C. C. of N. Y., '77. Other men of prominence were : Dr. John 
Clark Ridpath, Bishop Jos. C. Hartzell, Prof. Wm. Stratford, 
T. Alfred Vernon, Prof. J. J. McNulty, Prof. John Mandel 
and John Sherman Battell. 

Toasts were responded to after dinner which was followed by 
the entertainment of the evening. 

The committee on arrangements were : C. August Hess, 
Chairman, Fred S. Schmidt, J. Albert Bennett and Wm. H. W. 

One of the jolliest features of the evening was the receiving 
and liberating (I believe that is the word) of the gifts brought 
by the guests. This task was accomplished by the Jesters, Bros., 
Edward Frankel, Jr., N. E., '01, and Edward C. Sohst, Y '98. 
Upon them devolved the duty — no sinecure — of unloosing the 


"adamantine" chains, which secured the gifts. These were 
done up in tar, wood, pasteboard, and otherwise ingeniously 
fastened with nails and pins. The unwrapping of the gifts 
provoked much merriment on the part of the guests and much 
perspiration on the part of the devoted Jesters. 

As the institution of K N E I P S is unique and confined to 
the C. C. N. Y. chapter, an account of its origin from the 
pen of one of the old Fiji's, and the father of the celebration, 
may be of interest. It is as follows: 

19 Thomas Park, South Boston Mass., 

December 25, 1898. 

My Dear : 

When thirty-two years ago a fellow 
student at the University of Wiirzburg asked me how I was go- 
ing to celebrate Christmas Eve, and, hearing of my want of 
plans, suggested celebrating it with the Swiss students, little 
did I think that the very next year I should be suggesting a 
similar celebration to my brethern of Upsilon chapter, then in 
the second year of its existence, and that this imported custom 
was to be thoroughly established and uninterruptedly observed 
during the remainder of my life. My Swiss friend invited me 
to the Kneip of his countryman on the ground that I, too, came 
from a republic, a republic that, though not to be seriously 
compared with Switzerland, was rather a credit than otherwise 
to republican institutions. In those days the average European 
looked upon Americans as we now do upon the Philippinos. 
In 1866, regaled for four years with thrilling accounts of the 
most bloodthirsty incidents of our Civil war, Europe (at least in 
the less progressive regions like Bavaria) had become convinc- 
ed that we were a violent, unstable, disorderly, sanguinary peo- 
ple. Had we not been cutting one another's throat for years ? 
Had we not killed our President ? There was not a Christian 
power (not excepting our now-just now-much beloved England) 
that would not have considered it an act of humanity to come 
over with armed hand and give us the blessings of civilization, 
as some of them had tried to do in Mexico. If I had related 
that night to those Swiss students how some of us seniors took 
our rifles once to the City college and in the afternoon went a 
hunting on Harlem Flats and shot a buffalo, no one would have 
wondered much, though it might have called forth some re- 
markable tales of hunting in the Alps. 

The arrangements for the Swiss Kneip were very simple. 
Each student was to bring a present, costing not more than one 
Barvaian golden (40 cents). Each was to receive a present, 
drawn by lot from among those brought. All were expected to 


drink beer — a good deal of beer. The cost of this beverage 
was apportioned equally, so that I paid as much for my eight 
glasses as another for his thirty. Weighed in the beery bal- 
ance, America kicked the beam on this occasion. The Yankee 
was not in it. You must know we were drinking the pure beer 
that Senator Piatt has in his eye, and that he intends, with the 
aid of the Legislature at Albany, to have brewed in New York. 
It seemed to have no more eHect on the students than on the 
kegs: once empty, they were straightway ready to be refilled. 
To me such guzzling was a new and unique experience. I never 
drank so much before or since. My slight performance was in 
keeping with my relative age, for I was probably the youngest 
there — ^just turned twenty; the rest were from 21 to 30 years old 

They met in a long, narrow room, barely furnished. There 
was no carpet, no picture, no garland, no regalia, no jim- 
cracks. Down the centre there stretched an uncovered table. 
At its head sat the Rex; on all its other sides the other students, 
at least as many as could find places. And the rest were rang- 
ed about where they could get sitting or standing room, leav- 
ing passage for the ubiquitious waiters. Your humble servant, 
quite unnoticed, viewed the scene from the end of the table op- 
posite to His Majesty, and was much interested in His cares of 
state. There was no attempt at royal wit or ostentation, but a 
serious, reiterated display of royal commands — ordinances of 
the king. Over and over again this regal commander ordered 
His obedient subjects, those who had a glassful to drink the 
half, and those who had a half-glass to drink the remainder. 
Twenty times, perhaps forty this edict went forth, and the wait- 
ers were kept very busy. There was beer, and always more 
beer. There was also smoke, and much of it; laughter, jovous- 
ness, half the students talking at once, rows of radiant faces, 
slaps on the shoulder, slaps on the knee, over something too 
good to contain one's self with, pounding the table, clicking of 
glasses, all that young men in the best of humor might be ex- 
pected to do, having what they considered the best sort of a time. 

The event of the evening was the distribution of the presents. 
There was no thought of concealing their character or surpris- 
ing any one. In the Upsilon chapter there has always been 
more or less mystification. A small valuable present will be 
enclosed like a mummy in many cases, that have to be pealed 
oB. like husks. A large present sometimes proves to be a ri- 
diculous toy. The German students make their presents with 
great seriousness, almost solemnity. The presents are all of a 
useful nature, and the students like to inspect them beforehand. 
They also congratulate those whom they consider favored by 


the result of the drawing, and as nothing is presented that is 
not useful, no one comes out wholly unrequited. The primary 
idea is to make a fair return in every instance. Utility is the 
ruling thought in selecting presents there. Consequently the 
Swiss students give one another pipes, big and little, plain and 
ornamented, porcelain and wood, in great variety; tobacco 
pouches, tobacco of choice kinds, match safes, tinder boxes, 
ash receivers, anything and everything dear to the smoker's 
heart; dog collars, dog chains, dog whips, dog whistles; noth- 
ing that could be used in connection with dogs ever come 
amiss; canes for the master were also in good form as presents; 
knives, inkstands, scissors passed muster; a watch case, though 
not generally useful, was allowable. It must be what the stu- 
dent likes to see in students' rooms. 

There were no speeches at the Swiss Kneip. The govern- 
ment would not tolerate harangues or encourage them by re- 
fraining from interference. All the sentiments expressed were 
in songs, of which there were Swiss, German and student. 
The evening was very full of beer, smoke, melody and merri- 
ment; and the students dispersed shortly after midnight in as 
orderly a manner as they had assembled. 

I trust this will give you some idea of the origin of the 
Upsilon Kneip, which has become one of the collegiate insti- 
tutions of the American metropolis. 

Fraternally Yours in ^ F A , 

James C. Hallock. 


^ K S held her convention in New York on November 1 1. 

A K E according to expectations has granted charters to To- 
ronto in Canada and Tulane in New Orleans. 

S X is reduced to five men at Vanderbuilt University, while 
n K A, who entered there but two years ago, numbers twelve 

Hamilton Fish, the rough rider, who was killed in Cuba, was 
a member of A Sk at Columbia and not A Y as the Alpha Phi 
Quarterly has it. 

Judge Augustus Van Wyck, the defeated Democratic nomi- 
nee for Governor of New York, is a member of Z Sk, at the Uni- 
versity of North Carolina. 

The editor of the Shield and Diamond^ of n K A, is Mr. 
Roger A. Smythe, of Charleston, S. C. This fraternity now 
publishes a secret magazine called the Dogger. 

The A K E fraternity is said to be advocating a policy of 
extension into Sewanee, and Texas among southern colleges. 
Also several State Universities of the west and McGill Universi- 
ty in Canada. 

The K A (southern order) are raising a fund to purchase a 
pin for Richmand Pearson Hobson, who is an alumnus of the 
Southern University Chapter, Greensboro, Ala. Each chapter 
is taxed I3.00. 

President Kellog, of University of California, has tendered his 
resignation to the board of trustees of that institution. Among 
those talked of for the vacancy are. Dr. Albert Shaw, of the 
Review of ReviewSy Col. Theodore Roosevelt, and President 
Finley, of Knox College, 


Two national fraternities have established chapters at the 
University of Nebraska during the last month. One is Phi 
Gamma Delta and the other Delta Upsilon. Both chapters 
start upon their careers under very auspicious conditions and 
are likely to make for themselves high places in Nebraska's 
fraternity world — Western College Magazine. 

Many of the fraternities are having a difficult time of it at 
Lehigh as the class of men has deteriorated very much. The 
standard at Lehigh is high in nearly all the fraternities and that 
accounts or the small initiations. S X is reported as nearly 
extinct there. The B 9 n correspondent in two issues of his 
journal reports six members and no initiates as yet. 

The DeUa of S N, Journal of K A, and Shield of e A X excell 
in alumni notes. No features of a fraternity journal are more 
valuable than personals. Special praise should be given the 
above editors for their work by their fraternities. The K A 
Journal besides having alumni notes has letters from the various 
alumni associations that are intensely interesting. 

K S's new chapter at the University of Maryland, has secured a 
house. It is the only fraternity in the college and is likely not 
to have any rivaL There are many frat men in the University 
from other colleges, but there are always some desirable local 
men who never had any previous college experience, and from 
these K 2 has secured a good chapter. The only departments 
are law and medicine. 

S X has lost its chapter house at North Western and is reduc- 
ed to three members and one pledged man. ^ K S is reduced 
to four members. Several of the fraternities there are in a very 
precarious condition. The B 9 n correspondent is the author- 
ity for the statement that S A E is on the verge of dissolution. 
It is peculiar that fraternities cannot maintain themselves better 
at North Western; the college has ample attendance. 

^ Y and ^ A 9 are both building fine houses at the University 
of Penna. The latter has somewhat the advantage over the 
former in situation. The Sk Y will be the costlier of the two 
and is nearly completed. ^ K S f or a number of years has own- 
ed a small house facing the campus. The B 9 n's have re- 
cently moved near them renting a house nearly identical in size 
and outward appearance. They have the privilege of buying it 
extended them by the owners. 


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The progress of our American universities is a matter of sin- 
cere interest to every public-spirited citizen, even though his 
own educational opportunities may have been extremely limited. 
lien who have never lived in a university atmosphere share with 
118 a sense of civic pride as they watch the steady march and 
occasional great strides of a university. The college man unites 
with this a feeling of deep personal gratification, realizing that 
he himself is to some extent an element in that progress. But 
the relation of the fraternity man to his university comprehends 
both of these and much more, for the bonds established by 
brotherhood and close personal association are self-sustaining 
and self-perpetuating and bind him with peculiar power not only 
to his own chapter and alma mater, but to all chapters and all 
institutions in which they exist. Every Phi Gamma Delta man 
is specially interested in the evolution of institutions where his 
brothers are organized and laboring in the upbuilding of the 
fraternity. These reflections justify us in directing our attention 
at this time to the recent progress and approaching architectur- 
al transformation of the University of California. 

To one who has not followed with some care the details of 
the settling-up process in California, and who does not realize 
the fact that the general conditions of culture and civilization 
are much the same there as in the East, the existence of a great 
university in the far West is somewhat of an anomaly. The 
publicity given to the Stanford University has in large measure 


corrected this misconception, but even to-day the two institu- 
tions are often confused in the public mind and the Stanford 
University is regarded as the state institution. These are both 
truly noble institutions, and institutions too with which many 
of our children and children's children in the onward and west- 
ward course of progress will become identified, but with all its 
millions and prestige Stanford does not seem to have the stu- 
pendous prospects of the State University at Berkeley, backed 
as it is by the wealth of the state and by a prospective private 
munificence unparalleled in the history of education. 

The University is only about thirty years old. The land con- 
sists of about 250 acres within the town of Berkeley, opposite 
the Golden Gate, and extends back to the summit of the hills. 
The buildings are situated on rising ground at the base of the 
hills, flanked on either side by a picturesque creek, and to the 
front and west commanding a beautiful view of the Bay of San 
Francisco and the Golden Gate. 

While it is true that the location and environment of an insti- 
tution of learning and the character of its habitation do not de- 
termine its relative merit, yet these are often quite formative 
factors in giving character and individuality to such an institu- 
tion, and in qualifying the influence which it exerts. In this 
respect a university is much like an individual. Its environment 
not only powerfully influences it, and imparts to it a certain 
tone and color, but it becomes a well-nigh inseparable part of 
it, and more or less consciously or unconsciously its imprint is 
left in the lives of its students. And so it is with the Univer- 
sity of California. Situated as it is, commanding the great 
gateway to the Orient and one of the finest harbors in the world, 
flourishing under climatic conditions which permit of flowers 
and more or less of an outdoor life all the year around, and redo- 
lent of evergreen trees, of a certain aromatic and invigorating 
dryness in summer and autumn, and of a natural, uncultivated, 
rugged freshness in winter and spring which reminds one of the 
simple but gorgeous orange-colored wild poppies to be gathered 
on its hill sides, the University has acquired a characteristic tone 
and spirit peculiarly its own, rugged, virile, free, spontaneous, 
and natural without being crude. 


In one respect the University has in the past failed to come 
to a complete self-consciousness of its existence as a university. 
This has been owing to two conditions unfavorable to the devel- 
opment of an outspoken, assertive university spirit. One of 
these conditions has been the absence of any worthy rival for 
thousands of miles; another has been the absence of a dormitory 
system, and the fact that only a small percentage of students 
resided in the college town, the larger number residing in neigh- 
boring cities within easy reach around the bay. The metropo- 
lis is too handy. The first of these evils has been remedied by 
the institution of Stanford University, with a resulting healthful 
rivalry. The second is being remc lied partly by the influx of 
students from distant homes, partly by better and cheaper 
boarding accommodations for students in the college town, 
partly by the fraternity club houses, and now the University is 
calculating on building dormitories. 

With respect to its scope and inteqi^nAl equipment, its courses 
of instruction, and its personnel^.;Qi1[iGh;i:&&1saine might be said 
of it as would be detailed of f,p^.j^p^]^eMh.^MLd ^comprehensive 
institution of higher learning^ although ^t. q;^4y^well be humored 
in the conviction that a numbe^ pC^if^ vfaonit^^are absolutely un- 

The academic department is hovTsed at Berkeley and consists 
of the following separate colleges — ^Letters, Social Sciences, 
Natural Sciences, Agriculture, Mechanics, Mining, Civil Engi- 
neering, Chemistry, and Commerce, the last of which was estab- 
lished in 1898. The original University had no affiliations out- 
side of Berkeley, but from time to time various acquisitions have 
been made so that now the interests of the University in other 
parts of the state are about as numerous and diversified as those 
in the college town. 

The Lick Observatory was the gift of Mr. James Lick and 
dates from 1875. The reservation consisting of 2581- acres was 
acquired chiefly by congressional and state grants, while the 
telescope was until very recently the most powerful in the world. 

The professional colleges of Law, Medicine, Dentistry, Phar- 
macy, and Veterinary Science, in San Francisco, were adde4 
from time to time, the first having a separate endowment, the 


Others being supported by students' fees. Until recently these 
colleges were scattered throughout the city, but they are now 
about to be assembled in new f 250,000 quarters just completed. 
The site is the gift of the late Adolph Sutro, of <<Cli£f House" 
and "Sutro Tunnel" fame, and in many respects rivals the 
Berkeley site in beauty of location, being on a bench cut out on 
the slopes of a wooded hill and commanding a panoramic view 
of the western part of the city, the bay. Golden Gate, ocean, and 
Golden Gate Park. 

The Mark Hopkins Institute of Art, valued at millions, was 
given to the University for purposes indicated by its name in 
1893, by Edward F. Searles. The interior of this building is a 
revelation of richness in decoration and ornamentation. By a 
strange coincidence of juxta-position adjoining the Institute on 
the east and occupying the remaining half of the block are the 
residence and grounds of Mrs. Jane Stanford, which will ulti- 
mately pass to the Stanford University and be dedicated to uses 
similar to those of the Mark Hopkins Institute of Art. These 
two institutions, situated on one of the highest hills in the city, 
will undoubtedly form the greatest art center on the Pacific 

The Wilmerding School of Technical Afts, for which an en- 
dowment of f 400, 000, was made by the late J. C. Wilmerding, 
is also to be situated at San Francisco. 

The latest gift of land to the University is one which appeals 
to us not only from the utilitarian but primarily from the senti- 
mental point of view. It is preeminently a princely and beau- 
tiful gift and adds 1800 acres to the domain of the University, 
besides a fine mansion valued at half a million. We refer to 
the Flood tract at Menlo Park deeded to the University last 
September by Miss Cora Jane Flood. The tract is in a land of 
oaks scarcely less beautiful than those of Berkeley. Six hun- 
dred acres of cultivated land surround the house, the remaining 
acreage being marsh land which can be made profitable. The 
property is self-supporting and can be made the source of con- 
siderable income. The house, which is much admired for its 
fine architectural lines, was turned over completely furnished. 
Under the deed of trust the house and grounds adjacent are to 





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be ^maintained by the Board of Regents for a period of fifty 
years. The country seats of many of California's millionaires 
are close at hand, and curiously enough the Stanford University 
tract is almost immediately adjoining. 

This completes the list of the University's outside possessions. 
Like most other products of California, the University of to-day 
is the result of a marvelously rapid growth, particularly rapid 
during the last ten years. The recent increase in the number of 
students at Berkeley is phenomenal. From 400 in 1890, the 
attendance has run up to 1600 at present, bringing the total 
number of students in all departments of the University up to 
2400. Practically the same quarters which accommodated the 
400 of 1890 afford shelter for the 1600 at present, but the con- 
gestion became almost unbearable and a steady demand for 
additional buildings arose. For a time huge tents were put up 
on the campus and classes held in them, but the experiment was 
far from satisfactory, each student being thereby converted into 
a sort of animate, self-registering and protesting thermometer. 
While these discomforts were being endured and various plans 
for relief being considered. Instructor B. R. May beck, a devoted 
friend of the University, and one of those long-headed men gift- 
ed with prophetic vision, evolved the idea of replacing the pres- 
ent structures by a magnificent harmonious group of buildings, 
in the planning of which the greatest architectural geniuses of 
the age should share, and which should be built on a scale 
requiring a score or more of years for its completion. This may 
have been a dream of Mr. Maybeck's, but it was more than that 
and he did not dismiss it at that. It was the free, spontaneous, 
virile spirit of the place and institution demanding its full ex- 
pression in concrete form that spoke through him. He talked 
and planned, and others talked and schemed, and finally Mrs. 
Phebe Hearst, already a friend and benefactor of the Univer- 
sity, beloved not only for her boundless generosity but for her 
personal charm, had a dream, a vision of the new University of 
California, a vista of architectural glory which she should help 
to inaugurate and bring into existence. The spirit of Berkeley 
had asserted itself through her too. She responded to it and 
soon by her munificence the beginning and prosecution of Mr. 


Maybeck's idea, and in fact the possibility and practicabilit|r)Af 
the whole scheme, was assured. Berkeley is to have a mapiif- 
icent habitation in harmony with its beautiful site and consist- 
ent with its high standing, thus exemplifying the lofty 'sent!-: 
ments of Professor Charles Eliot Norton, of Harvard, when he 

"No one denies that noble and beautiful buildings, in noble 
association and well designed for the purposes for which they 
are intended, become more and more impressive from generation 
to generatioh as they become more richly invested with associa- 
tions of human interest. The youth who lives surrounded by 
beautiful and dignified buildings to which inspiring memories 
belong, cannot but be strongly affected (less or more conscious- 
ly or unconsciously, according to his native sensibilities and 
perceptions) by the constant presence of objects that, while 
pleasing and refining the eye, cultivate his sense of beauty, and 
arouse not only poetic emotion, but his sympathy with the spirit 
and generous efforts of his distant predecessors. His inward 
nature takes on an impress from the outer sight. He may need 
help at first to discern the expression, in the work, of the beauty 
which it embodies, but he needs no help to feel its dignity and 
venerableness. ' ' 

Ten million dollars have already been secured, and more will 
be on hand when needed, to carry on this work which when 
completed will, in the words of Mr. Burnham, the architect of 
the World's Fair buildings, "be a work many times the magni- 
tude of the buildings for the World's Fair. The world has nev- 
er seen such a plan on such a scale before that was carried to a 
completion." Mrs. Hearst, now a Regent of the University, 
the grand woman to whom the inception of this work is due and 
the ultimate extent of whose benefactions to the University is 
even now a matter of conjecture to the public, will herself build 
one of the buildings as a memorial to ^r late husband. The 
expense of the architectural competition for plans, amounting 
already to f 100,000, is also being borne by her. This competi- 
tion was thrown open to the architects of the world, and to the 
municipality of Antwerp were intrusted the details of receiving 
and judging the plans. A jury of five was selected, and this 
jury met in Antwerp last October to judge the plans which were 
then in the care of the city. They selected the five which they 
considered best and among these distributed $26,000 in prizes. 

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AU were from the Ecole des Beaux Arts of Paris, but three of 
them are Americans. The competitors were hampered by no 
restrictions or limitations as to cost of the proposed structures; 
each was allowed the freeest scope in the exercise of his highest 
powers. Nothing is to be omitted, nothing stinted. If addi- 
tional land is needed it will be acquired by condemnation pro- 
ceedings. Accommodations are to be provided sufficient for 
5000 students, including auditoriums, armory, gymnasium, li- 
braxy, machinery building, observatory, conservatory, dormitor- 
ieSy in fact all the various structures which human forethought 
can suggest as suitable accessories to a great university. And 
this is to be no loose aggregation of buildings but an imposing 
and inspiring group made up of harmonious elements, a creation 
which shall be a striking fulfillment of the verses of Bishop 
Berkeley on the Prospect of Planting Arts and Learning in 
America when he wrote 

'* Westward the course of empire takes its way; 
Hie four first Acts already past, 
A fifth shall close the drama with the day; 
Time's noblest offsprini^ is the last." 

The five successful competitors are now visiting Berkeley and 
are making a careful study of the University site and of the re- 
quirements and also of the surrounding landscape. They are 
then to return to their homes and prepare definite plans which 
are to be submitted to the same preliminary jury which judged 
the plans in Antwerp, with the addition of four architects chos- 
en from a list of five names each sent in by the five architects 
who are entitled to compete for the final plan. 

Such is the record of the recent growth and expansion of the 
University of California, and such are its splendid prospects. 
We are proud of it as an American University; we are proud of 
it as students and graduates of American universities; and we 
are proud of it as brothers in Phi Gamma Delta. 

Within the immediate sphere of influence of this University 
are two chapters of Phi Gamma Delta, Delta Xi, at Berkeley, 
and Mu Graduate, at San Francisco. Both of these have drawn 
their strength and vitality largely from the University, and we 
believe and trust too that they have been elements of strength 
and stability in its development. We are proud of the history 


of Delta Xi, a history of perseverence and fraternal Iq3ralt7, 
in the early part of which such names as John H« Schutte^ 
I. I. Brown, Arthur Bachman, and£. W. Hill, played a very ptom- 
tnent part. Now the days of adversity have passed and Delta 
Xi is in a position to share in the growing strength of the Uni- 
versity, to take in its full complement of members, and to be- 
come one of the largest and strongest chapters of the fraternity. 
But the University has set a very rapid pace, and inter-frater- 
nity competition is very keen, so that we can by no means af- 
ford to rest under the false security of any assumed superiority. 
Our prospects and opportunities at Berkeley are most encourag- 
ing, and we hope and trust that our chapter there will continue 
to be maintained with all the enterprise and vitality character- 
istic of the institution in which it is established. 

Mu Graduate Chapter is composed largely of Delta Xi alumni 
^ith a considerable number of highly appreciated alumni from 
the East This chapter also shares in the destiny of the Uni- 
versity of California and of the active chapter at Berkeley. It 
will undoubtedly, as the years go by and new accessions to its 
ranks are received, exert a strong influence in keeping the 
alumni in the West in touch with each other, as well as be a 
source of helpfulness to the local active chapters. Prominent 
among the most enthusiastic members are Prof. W. H. Ham- 
mon, of the United States Weather Bureau, Ralph L. Hathom, 
J. Alfred Marsh, and Victor L. O'Brien, attorneys at law, and 
Wallace W. Everett, in the wood and iron business, the pres- 
ent officers of the chapter. 

These are times of opportunity for fraternities in the far west; 
opportunity to build up strong, vigorous chapters. Events are 
succeeding each other there in the line of educational interests 
with great rapidity; in fact California seems to be in the midst of 
a sort of educational boom, and a very healthy and substantial 
one too. The field is worthy of the laborer, and as fraternity 
men, as Phi Gamma Delta men, the opportunity and responsi- 
bility is ours of maintaining chapters there which shall repre- 
sent the highest and best in the onward and upward movement 

of the day. 

Brooks Palmer. 
San Francisco. 

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It is not needful that, in this presence, I make boast of my 
attachment to my fraternity. For years it has been very dear 
to me, and with all deference to my elders and my contempor- 
aries, I believe there is no one of this assemblage whose active 
life in the fraternity has been so continuous as my own. Phi 
Gamma Delta came to me as a birthday gift, twenty odd years 
ago, as the installation of the chapter happened to fall on my 
own birthday, and it has proved to be the most precious gift I 
have known. I loved it frpm the first, and that love has grown 
with my growth, until to-nig^t )*'feel ior it an affection and a 
devotion that are parts of my very beings 

I loved it for what it was, 4f«i!k::f«rhi^t j| might be, for what I 
hoped it would be. I loved if ^¥6r its beauty, its associations, 
for its almost infinite power for-good^ jif^ that were rightly direct- 
ed and employed. That it might be so directed, I have done 
my endeavor. I have led when I could, guided when I might, 
and fought when I must — ^when I felt that the fundamental prin- 
ciples of the order were imperiled — and this I shall do again if 
the unfortunate necessity arise. 

Particularly dear to me has been the association, because of 
the friends I have found in its bonds. Its sentiment, its 
sentimentality, if you please, has given me quite all the poetry 
that has come into my life, and so full and satisfactory has 
this been, that I can understand what Matthew Arnold means 
when he declares that poetry may be in some cases a fair substi- 
tute for religion. 

My connection with the fraternity has been a source of inspi- 
ration and a discipline; it has given me a desire to wish for and 
to work for what is best ; it has taught me a wider tolerance, 

*Beiiifir some remarks made at the Annual Dinner of Yale Chapter, 
February .25, im. 


has given me the power to make allowance, that no other of 
man's associations has given. In its councils and its manage- 
ment I have learned that mine was not the only brain to con- 
ceive, mine not the only will to do, nor my arm the only one to 
work, and that my inspiration was no more lofty than the inspi- 
ration of others under whose badges beat hearts as ardent, as 
earnest and as sincere as my own. I have learned to differ and 
to dispute without anger. I have learned that a difference of 
opinion did not necessarily imply mental incapacity or moral 
turpitude ; and that, in advance of the event, the opinion of one 
earnest, experienced man was as good as that of another, equal- 
ly circumstanced. 

And now it is with heartfelt satisfaction that I find, after all 
these strivings and hopings, that the genius of Phi Gamma 
Delta is to-day what I thought it to be years ago — an aspiration 
towards the right, the true and the honorable. No matter how 
far personal pride, sectional prejudice, or social distinction may 
at times have led the thoughtless or the careless, the fraternity 
had only to be convinced of the right and the honorable to do 
that thing, stnd to do it just as near the right and the true as it 
is given mortal man to do. 

Brothers, it is no small privilege we have of being members 
of an organization, of which such things can be truthfully said. 
It is no small thing to feel that you are one of a great company 
scattered over this broad land, fimong whom, in a narrow and 
personal sense, the welfare of one is the concern of all ; to feel, 
that extended even so far as the Pacific coast there is a body of 
honorable, upright and noble men whose hearts beat faste 
when they hear that one of us has gained an honor or a distinc- 
tion, that one of us has made his mairk in the world — men who 
are thankful for our successes, who sorrow for our failures, and 
whose htsCd^ droop With shame at our disgraces. 

More or less of an appreciation of these things has long been 
with me, but it was not until the last convention that the full 
force of conviction came upon me. I wish you could have all 
been in attendance at Pittsburgh, and have taken in the deep 
draughts, the very Niagara of true fraternity which inundated 
my soul. Perhaps all would not have been equally impressed, 


for natures are as tuning forks, eiLch responding ^nly to the 
chord or note with which it is in sympathy. But had the whole 
brotherhood been present, no one, no matter h6w high or how 
low his pitch, could have failed to find something sympathetic 
in the full-organed harmony of that occasion. 

Had you, brothers, been piresent, there would now be no need 
of my poor strivings to make you comprehend and understand 
my enthusiasm ; you would not look puzzled as I rave, nor won- 
der how it is that a man, whose ideas, plans and notions were 
seemingly so ignorant or rejected, can be so jubilant, so boast- 
ful of success. Here is the explanation : for years I wanted Phi 
Gamma Delta to be a great fraternity — not big, but a great 
fraternity — and lo t Pittsburgh revealed that it was great ! Not 
because it was a large and a prosperous organization was it 
great, but because it possessed that indefinable, that intangible 
something whose analogue in man made Lincoln great in spite 
of his uncouthness and lack of polish — perhaps greatness of 
character is the word. 

In view of such a revelation, what mattered a form of words ? 
Who cares whether the fraternity's swearing post was a Grand 
Chapter of twenty-four, or an Archonate of five ? What upset 
plan counted a groat's worth as an offset to the joy and satisfac- 
tion of knowing beyond peradventure that years of love, work 
and enthusiasm had not been wasted on a boy*s bauble; to 
have forced upon one so overwhelmingly the truth of the exist- 
ence of what I hoped might be, that my college fraternity was 
an item in the Creator 'd great scheme for the world's uplifting 
— one of the agencies of civilization and progress ? 

Perhaps it is fortunate for my reputation for sanity, that I ^ot 
no opportunity to speak at the convention banquet, for at that 
time I was drunken with the wine of happiness, and I would 
have proclaimed to the assembly that hollow worlds, and saw- 
dust-stuffed dolls were the vaporings of pessimists and dyspep- 
tics, although I believe, as a matter of fact, that a conscience 
aware of their existance is the best ballast a light-hearted, light- 
headed enthusiast can have on board, if he would escape 
making himself ridiculous. 


Another word or two and I am done. You have heard some- 
thing of the personal comliness of the brothers at that conven- 
tion. I wish I could convince myself that it was a comliness 
peculiar to membership in Phi Gamma Delta, but I suspect the 
truth to be that it would be equally apparent in any gathering 
of educated American manhood, where loyalty to lofty ideals 
brought it together. But if this comliness of person was at all 
exagerated in our assembly, it was because the ideal men of Phi 
Gamma Delta were in attendance. The beauty of the younger 
men was the beauty of wholesome minds in wholesome bodies, 
the beauty of high aspiration and hope. The beauty of the 
elder brothers, and they were beautiful, was the beauty of high 
thinking and plain living, the beauty of duty done in the fear of 
God and the love of men, the beauty of our fraternity's ideal 

And now, my brothers, take this thought with you : When 
we who now hold the half-way ground of middle age have ad< 
vanced into the van now held by the elder brothers, no laurel 
crown, no medal of reward can so surely mark our attainment 
of an honorable fame, than that we may turn to those who come 
after, as they turn towards us, faces bearing the seal and mint 
mark of lives nobly spent, faces of benediction, afire, while yet 
on earth, with the glow of the greater glory. 

Thank God for our old boys t Thank God for our young 
men I And with reverent and devout heart, thank God for Phi 
Gamma Delta I 

C. A. Watson, Yale '76. 

New York City. 



The organization is so much like the individual that a code of 
ethics, which has brought marked success to the latter, may be 
of benefit to the former. The organization is the combination 
of individuals, analogous to the chemical compound; the indi- 
viduals are the atoms. Upon the nature of the combination, as 
well as of the atoms, depends the resulting product. The same 
atoms, which by one combination produce the sparkling dia- 
mond, by another form the dust under the coal-heaver's feet. 
Personal ethics, then, are fraternity ethics; the combination of 
congenial personalities is fraternity. 

The fundamental conception of fraternity is brotherhood; and, 
in order that this conception may be realized, a beautiful and 
eloquent ritual offers inspiring ideals. Club features have little 
place where men are bound heart to heart, soul to soul, as 
they are in fraternity. The friendships there formed most often 
prove the truest of after-life. The memories of our fraternity 
days are among the dearest that life can hold. And, all the 
while, perhaps we do not realize that amongst us may dwell a 
Caesar, a Milton, or a Newton; a hand that may some day sway 
the rod of empire; an imagination that may create a God; a 
mind that may harness the unknown forces of the air. Insight 
into hearts and minds as deep as these may be our good fortune, 
if we but search for and find the open Sesame. It is already 
the boast of some that they were the friends of a Vance, a Wal- 
lace, and a Ridpath. An honest brother will ever keep in mind 
this simple motto: 

'*Be thou the first true merit to' befriend, 
His praise is lost, who stays till all commend.'' 

We too often overlook these great privileges of communion 
with our fraternity brothers, and of getting what good they are 
able to convey. Equally often do we neglect a duty to them. 


where a simple word may show the error of a way. Of all such 
duties, the most distasteful is that of telling a brother his faults; 
yet there is no duty which fraternity imposes on us more im- 
perative than this. Tact should be used always; but lack of it 
does not excuse one from the perfprmai^ce. In heart to heart 
talks, where confidences are exchanged in whispers, where the 
secrets of a heart find refuge in the sympathy of a friend, here 
often a word may be said that will change the current of a life, 
and add another name to fame. We can best do our share 
toward strengthening the chapter by cultivating the regard 
and confidence of our immediate brothers in fraternity. 

The first evidence of chapter strength comes from within. 
A chapter may have many of the mpst prominent men in college, 
and yet be weaker internally than any other at the institution. 
Often the petty jealousies, which exist apiong these men, creep 
into the fraternity, and sow in a garden which should bloom 
like the rose, the seeds of bitter discord; added to this is the 
lamentable fact that weeds grow fast. A unanimity of aims, a 
concentration of endeavors, should characterize all chapter ac- 
tivities. But at college, in the fight for honors, it is right you 
should face your brother, for you only sharpen his and your own 
wits in the struggle. There, the issue is personal. But in the 
fraternity, your place is at your brother's side. His failings 
should be your care; your strength should be his stay. 

Cooperation cannot be satisfactorily obtained unless the 
brothers are free to associate with one another at all times and 
in all places. The introducing of one another into our homes, 
the acquainting of a fraternity brother with our friends, the ac- 
companing one another to this or that affair, all conduce to 
closer intimacy. This intimacy should extend to all the 
brothers, and not to simply a few. It is a great help to a chap- 
ter to have the good will of the parents and friends of its mem- 
bers. And here it is well to remember that your friends should 
be the choicest ornaments to your home. 

Thus, from day to day, the brothers meet one another, now 
here, now there, always with the greatest cordiality and delight. 
But once or twice a week they meet in a body, and there is the 
most powerful instrument forgaining strength that the fraternity 


possesses. Each member should feel that he has a responsibil- 
ity at that meeting. Besides the routine business, discussions 
should be held concerning the policy of the chapter in relation 
to the fraternity, to the college, and to the individual. Papers 
should be read outlining the various phases of katemity activi- 
ties, and giving in detail such facts as are worthy of attention. 
Each member should be made acquainted with the government 
and finances of the fraternity, with the history of its existence, 
with the names and lives of its illustrious men, and finally with 
all the Greek world. Indeed, the last mentioned matter for 
consideration is none the least; for, by following the example of 
those who have achieved success, many a hard blow may be 
avoided in the struggle for preeminence. By a plan of this sort, 
the chapter meetings may be made useful, interesting, and in- 

In thus perfecting the immediate organization of the chapter, 
we are apt to forget that the chapter is but a part of one larger 
whole. And although our rights and privileges are jealously to 
be guarded, a manly spirit is none the less willing to recognize 
the rights of others. Legislation may seem to oppress us par- 
ticularly; but before we judge it harshly, we should consider its 
aim. The part must yield to whatever is truly for the good of 
the whole. But, on the other hand, the chapter's interest in 
the fraternity should not be merely passive. Mapy duties pre- 
sent themselves for performance: — the chapter should test the 
efficacy of the government by a thorough constitutional admin- 
istration, it may devise new rules and plans for the advance- 
ment of the order; or it may seek closer association with the 
neighboring chapters, and strengthen the delicate inter-chapter 
ties. Each chapter should endeavor to appreciate its responsi- 
bility to the fraternity as a whole. 

Love and respect for the fraternity at large should be engen- 
dered early in college life; for in after days it is with the frater- 
nity as such, and not the chapter, that we are chiefly associat- 
ed. Active membership in the chapter lasts but four years; 
active membership in the fraternity lasts foi^ life. The num whp 
is not a strong chap^r member, seldom mi^e3 a strox^^ alumnus. 
We look about us and see men of all ages possessing the deep- 


est love and reverence for the fraternity. If we have not such 
love, it is because there is something in fraternity which we are 
not getting, not experiencing. Let us try this plan, — put all 
we can into it, for just so much will we get out of it, but with a 
generous interest. 

Chapters that are prosperous to-day have followed out lines 
somewhat like those here laid down, but with varying detaiL 
The responsibility of the individual to the chapter, of the chap- 
ter to the fraternity, are the points to be strengthened. To the 
outside world we should appear a giant; but among ourselves, 
that vain spector. Pride, ''the never failing vice of fools" 
should never be allowed to throw over us the pale cast of self- 

That very strength which is so earnestly desired and striven 
for, may be the cause of ruin unless directed towards proper 
and healthful accomplishments. It should be used to help 
other chapters, less fortunate, in the great struggle for exist- 
ence. It should be used to give to the world men of the high- 
est mental and moral worth, that these may reflect glory to the 
order. It should never be used as an instrument of oppression, 
for then it must succumb to the assassin's knife. 

*'0, it is excellent 

To have a giant's strength, but it is tyrannous 

To use it like a giant." 

Strength is a relative term. We cannot think of strength 
without thinking of weakness. Chapter strength exists, then, 
only in relation to chapter weakness. The antithesis is not vio- 
lently marked because the gradation is so gradual and the stand- 
ard so variable. But to-day, it is evident that weakness means 
total failure. Wordsworth once wrote : 

•*The good die young." 

How truly this applies to fraternity. Often those chapters 
which appear to be the most healthful and animated, suddenly, 
like a flower trampled under foot, break and die; while others, 
like rank weeds, thrive and multiply. Yes, ''truth is stranger 
than fiction. " 

The outside world has practically no criterion for forming an 
estimation of a chapter other than that of appearances ; and 
since it is a proverb handed down from the ancients that "ap- 


pearances are deceitful, " it is easily seen how a chapter may ac- 
qmre an unjust reputation in the community in which it is situ- 
ated. You may be as independent as you will, but you cannot 
safely ignore public opinion. Then, too, there is of ten in certain 
communities a strong prejudice against secret orders of all kinds. 
The time-honored gossips of such neighborhoods are only too 
eager to misinterpret and exaggerate any apparently slight of- 
fense. It is almost as hard to keep a good name as to keep 

But granted that the public may and do err in its opinions in 
this regard, it sometimes happens that a chapter does wander 
slightly from the ''even tenor of its way. " It may be negligent 
as to the cleanliness of its premises ; it may be too boisterous 
at a time when honest people are abed ; its members may not 
dress in keeping with the general character of the neighbor- 
hood ; men of an unsavory reputation about town may have 
acquired acquaintance with the members ; and many other 
things, which are thoughtlessly tolerated or indulged in, strong- 
ly prejudice the public against an organization which may be 
made the instrument of so much good and pleasure. 

A danger, which is of menace more particularly to chapters 
drawing their membership from the same town or city in which 
they are placed, is that of too much fraternity. A young man, 
upon leaving the preparatory school, goes into an immediately 
different atmosphere. He finds himself drawn into this or that 
game, banjo and glee clubs, local clubs, inter-class rivalries, 
college politics, and many other attractions entirely new to him. 
He joins a fraternity, thereby obtaining the highest social priv- 
ilege recognized at a truly democratic institution. Here he 
finds a band of friends, closely associating in the sacred bonds 
of brotherhood. Immediately, his enthusiasm grows intense ; 
his fraternity is uppermost in his thoughts. His home is 
neglected, new friends take the place of old ones ; his books 
are cast aside ; he gives himself up to unrestrained enjoyment 
of his newfound liberties ; he is launched into the treacherous 
sea of college life. Parents grow dissatisfied with his course ; 
his rank in class is very low ; old friends feel snubbed, and they 
will talk ; — and all this reflects on his associates, his brothers 
in fraternity. 


''But/' you say, "we want this enthusiasm; we want the 
presence of the members in the chapter house ; we want our 
men to fill positions of honor and trust in college. " Yes, you 
do. But what is all this if you lose your good name ? That 
enthusiasm and energy should be controllediand directed into 
channels which have been found to be safe. A just proportion 
should be preserved in your college activities. If you are en- 
thusiastic over fraternity, you can best aid it by making your- 
self a worthy member of the order. Make use of the refining 
influences of your own home, and of that of your friends, new 
and old ; use your college dilligently for the attainment of men- 
tal culture, that you may command the respect of your fellow 
men ; be broad-minded in your intercourse with your college- 
mates, for what you learn from them is not written in books ; 
finally, follow the ideals which your fraternity has set for you, 
and you will emerge from college life, a finished, cultured 

So it is seen then, that the good will of every one towards a 
chapter is necessary for its success. A bad reputation will do 
more to destroy a chapter than any other evil, for it is the re- 
sult of a combination of evils. It is not expected that a chapter 
should reach perfection, nor is perfection desired. ''A thorn- 
less rose makes no deep impressions." However a natural 
candor makes us all acknowledge that there is still some little 
room for improvement. 

Perhaps, the most evident causes for the downfall of chap- 
ters are to be found in the college relations of that chapter. 
The acquisition of men from the college is mainly what keeps 
the chapter alive. If the chapter cannot get good, desirable 
men, it is not always the fault of the college. In this connec- 
tion, two points may be considered profitably : — the attitude of 
the chapter towards other chapters at the college, and the atti- 
tude of the chapter towards non-fraternity men. A gentlemanly 
bearing always recognizes the presence of others. 

We often see chapters, like turtles, draw within themselves, 
to become the toys and pets of the children of fashionable 
society. They thus shut themselves off from a broad-minded 
view of the world, and confine their ideas and knowledge of 


human nature within narrow and unwholesome limits. But 
what of' those whom they would exclude ? Are they overcome 
with a sense of humility and acquiescence ? Not at all. They 
have nothing but contempt for the ultra conservatism, so un- 
gracefully carried. It may never be materially beneficial to 
have the good will of other fraternities at college ; but it may 
be of great harm to possess their ill-favor. There is no telling 
how low a chapter at your college, jealous of your success, may 
stoop to accomplish an object. These intrigues have been only 
too often successful. Many excellent chapters have been killed 
by the machinations of a contemptible foe. A cordial, yet dig- 
nified, attitude towards other fraternities is most conducive to 
good feeling. But if there is reason for contest, meet your op- 
ponent as you would have him meet you, for just as you admire 
a noble friend, by just so much more do you admire a noble foe. 
This above all : 

'*Atev'ry trifle scorn to take offense, 

Tka4 always shows great pride, or little sense. " 

The manner in which a fraternity man should meet a non- 
fraternity man in college calls for the exercise of the most 
consummate tact. We are too apt to forget that many 
of these men are more worthy than are we of the hon- 
or we bear. It is but natural that they should at times 
feel incensed at fraternity men who indiscriminately snub them 
at one moment, and ask a favor in the next. Put yourself in 
their place, and the music sounds not so sweet. These men 
all have friends who are coming to college, and they are often 
consulted by these new men in regard to college afiairs. If a 
chapter make a cur of itself, they will all give it a kick. The 
badge of Phi Gamma Delta, at least, does not confer on any of 
its members the right of self-exaltation ; humility, rather, and 
charity to all mankind are the spirit of its doctrines. 

It is often interesting to discuss with some of the more liberal 
minded non-fraternity men fraternity affairs in so far as they 
pertain to college life. Many can tell you some disagreeable 
facts which your quickened senses cannot fail to acknowledge. 
It shpuld tl^n be the endeavor of the chapter to eradicate these 
objectionable features. It may be that the men do not go 


enough into athletics ; that they are too poor students ; that 

they do not support the various functions of the student body ; 

or a thousand and one things which are often overlooked or too 

lightly considered. 

' 'Trust not yourself; but your defects to know, 
Make use of ev'ry friend — and ev'ry foe.'* 

Finally, what has the fraternity contributed towards the fall 
of the chapters ? Here volumes could be written ; but it is 
useless to recall unpleasant incidents. In an organization in 
which the component parts are so spread out, each differing from 
the other in size and character, and the parts in themselves a 
rather heterogeneous mass, the government must be plastic in- 
deed that secures a reign of harmony and prosperity. The hand 
must be steady, the eye true, that guide the frail vessel on its 
course, There are local prejudices to be reconciled ; there are 
wrongs to be abolished ; there is right to be administered to 
sensitive temperaments ; all calling for the exercise of the most 
subtle discriminations. Here, to this chapter, that act seems 
to be oppression, it protests ; a firm response is received ; in- 
dignation, blinding all it seizes on, increases ; selfishness 
warps the judgment ; something snaps ; and one more plank 
breaks loose from the side of the little ship, struggling in the 
storm. The clouds blow over, and the ship rides safely into 

Meanwhile, the little ship has undergone repairs, and all is 
again shipshape. The old man, who has stood at the wheel 
for fifty years, has retired with all honor from his post. A 
younger hand is now at the helm ; a mind, trained in the use of 
the compass and all the laws of navigation, now directs her 
course. To-day, a second voyage has begun. The little vessel 
glistens from stem to stem. Gallantly she faces the sea. Oth- 
er ships are coming and going, and curious eyes follow this dear 
little daughter of the deep. What fate is in store for her ? Is 
she to sail under a lucky or unlucky star ? All is unprofitable 
speculation. Experience has taught that crew that, no matter 
whether the star be lucky or unlucky, the stars are above us, 

and all teach us to look up. 

Robert Harold Grimes. 
Johns Hopkins University. 


There have been written many volomes, filled with the fruits 
of much experience upon the proper method of preparing for 
the profession of law, and yet, despite the existence of all this 
learning, the Editor of the Quarterly seems to think that my 
views are still required in order to put the finishing strokes to 
the question and send into everlasting limbo all controversies 
upon the subject. 

Briefly speaking, there is but one way to study law, and that 
is to Uudy. Study not only to-day but to*morrow and all the 
days that follow, ''without haste, without rest" Anybody can 
read law, but to be a true lawyer one must also think law, feel 
law, live law, all the time. It must absorb your whole self, be 
the motive, the mainspring of your life, and unless you love it 
with all your mind and heart, your pursuit of it will be an un- 
pardonable misdirection of energy. You must likewise have 
goodness and integrity, honesty and honor — in fact I cannot 
conceive how any one can study law, embodying as it does so 
much justice and practical righteousness, and then become a 
scamp or a scalawag — ^for the man who does not possess these 
traits, will never become great at the bar. The chances are 
ten to one that he will soon be unworthy of his calling, for in 
no other profession does so much depend upon trust, confidence 
and a delicate sensitiveness to questions of honor. Sound law 
grows only where there are sound morals, and good lawyers are 
not produced from men whose moral sensibilities are undevel- 
oped or blunted. 

Above all else, is labor required. Work does not count for 
everything, but it is responsible for most results. One man in 
ten thousand succeeds through the natural brilliancy of his in- 
tellect, but the other nine thousand nine hundred and ninety- 
nine can reach the same place only by dint of untiring industry. 
Lord Eldon's recipe lot producing a good lawyer : ''Live^the 


life of a hermit and work like a horse," is not extravagant, 
though, perhaps, it accentuates too strongly the part that mere 
legal book-learning plays in the make-up of a lawyer. While 
it is cardinally imperative to know 'the books, an acquaintance 
with men and things, the ways of life, with history and the clas- 
sics, and with all the other matters that appeal to an acute and 
observing mind, is also invaluable. The attitude of the lawyer 
should always be receptive, for he can never know too many 
things, nor too much about anything, no matter how trivial they 
may seem at first blush, for it is a profession that keeps pace 
with life, and goes hand-in-hand with it into its most distant 
and most minute ramifications. 

But the doctrine of work is as true and necessary as the sun. 
It is the lawyer's first commandment, his gospel, the va€U me- 
cum by which he may procure admittance at the portals only 
passed by the practitioners who are truly wise and great. 

Our great Justice Sharswood is credited with the saying : ''It 
is not so much to know the law as to know where to find it, " 
which has become familiar as the shibboleth of an over-zealous 
law publishing corporation, with the aim in view of creating 
digest-conners instead of lawyers. The epigrammatic character 
of the sentiment is doubtless more responsible for its currency, 
than its truth. While it is certain that the lawyer or student 
should know where to find the law, this by no means relieves 
either of the necessity of knowing the law, for he who is not 
acquainted with the law will not likely know where to find it, 
or upon what principles of law a case hangs. There is but one 
course open to the law-student, and that is, first of all, to mas- 
ter the principles of legal lore. Upon these, depend the whole 
structure of law-science. It may seem irksome to learn by rote 
the definitions of Blackstone, and you may have fallen into the 
false impression that he is a back number and his Commenta- 
sias but legal drift-wood, but later you will discover plenty of 
evidences of the vitality of the writings of this patron-saint — « 
knowledge of advowsons, tithes, fee-tails, recoveries and the 
like may strike you as utterly useless, but even though these 
have succumbed in the progress of law, yet they had a part and 
influence in shaping present legal conditions that makes a fa^ 


miliarity with them desirable, and not to be despised nor avoid- 
ed. The history of law reveals reasons for present aspects, and 
the evolution of law is as much a fact as any other matter in the 

A close and thoughtful consideration of the reported cases, 
especially of the state in which one intends to practice, is un- 
qualifiedly essential to a proper legal education. These are 
the main sources of the law, its fountainhead. While an inti- 
macy with the leading principles of law must be acquired by 
the student in order to become a success at the bar, it is equally, 
if not more, important that he learn how these principles are 
applied to solve the problems that every day confront the prac- 
titioner. The adjudicated cases furnish an inexhaustible store 
of experience in the employment of these fundamental canons 
of law to regulate an unlimited variety of conditions and circum- 
stances. They show the practical side of law, and vitalize its 
theories into living, working rules of action. 

Cases have a further value to the student. They broaden his 
conception of law and its use. The tendency of every legal 
tyro is to lack discrimination in his view of any question. The 
small points of the matter become exaggerated in his mind, the 
decisive facts are often minimized. In brief, he is too technic- 
al. His legal eye squints. The fault of much of our instruc- 
tion is that it gives narrow ideas upon subjects, and makes stu- 
dents look upon principles in an extreme way, and as absolute- 
ly fixed and inflexible. No man can ever rise to greatness in 
the law who adheres to teachings of this sort. He who runs in 
the straight groove of technical rules deserves to miss, and usu- 
ally does, the main stream of the law. To be sure, there is 
still some legal skirmishing in these days, but even that, through 
the liberality of forms of procedure, is becoming less and less. 
If there must be a battle, it is a fair fight in the open, to be won 
by legal prowess and the merits of the cause, and not by stilleto- 
ing your opponent in the dark or by taking advantage of his 
mistakes or unpreparedness. 

To-day, preliminary training for the bar is mostly had in law 
schools. There is undeniable profit in associating together a 
number of men, imbued with the same sympathies, interests and 


aspirations. The explanation and application of legal princi- 
ples, the presentation, discussion and illustration of proposi- 
tions of law, the mere methodical study of the subjects with the 
necessity of preparation by the student for each day's recita- 
tions, and the frequent examinations, all unite in making the 
law-school a powerful and helpful instrument in getting a legal 
education. And yet, notwithstanding these high advantages, 
the old system of studying in the office, and under the eye of a 
practitioner is not without its merit, too. It is a rare and 
sacred privilege to be associated with a preceptor of ripe years 
in the law to guide you, to have on call all that he has learn- 
ed by decades of severest toil, to be constantly under his tute- 
lage, the beneficiary of his professional knowledge and expe- 
rience, to learn things by doing them. There is little theory in 
that scheme, and it has produced gpreat lawyers. But the aver- 
age lawyer at the present time, especially in the city, is so en- 
gprossed with his labors that while students may be registered in 
his office, he can give them little or no personal ^attention or 
tuition. Under such a state of affairs, it were better in most 
respects to study at home, and this situation undoubtedly ac- 
counts for the gpreat and growing popularity of the law-school, 
as well as the gradual passing of the preceptor. 

There has been a great deal of discussion among law profes- 
sors upon the best methods of imparting legal learning and pre- 
paring persons for the bar. Some advocate the delivery of lec- 
tures, covering thoroughly the various branches of law; others 
insist that study of leading cases brings best results, and a 
third class recommend the text-book and recitation system. 
Now, the conclusion to be derived from the arguments of all 
these scholars, is that each plan has its own inherent good 
qualities, but that the best is not one nor the other, but a union 
of all. This makes the impersonal law school, providing moot 
courts are held to give practical experience, the counterpart of 
the by-gone preceptor, lacking his individual inspiration alone. 
This latter is not to be esteemed lightly, for like the coins from 
the mint, so a young lawyer bears the stamp of the office that 
moulded him, and consequently the right kind of experience 
had in the right kind of an office is of inestimable worth to every 


law student. One may study text-books on pleading and prac- 
tice, and learn much about praecipes and statements, but be 
unable to draw any of them when necessary in actual practice. 
The doing of things always vanquishes the knowing how. 

Therefore, in my judgment, the best training for the law is 
had by attendance at law-school, supplemented, at least during 
the year prior to examination for admission to the bar, by hard 
work in the office of an intelligent and careful practitioner, who 
will be interested in the student, and inspire him with right 
views of the practice of law, the high duties it requires, its no- 
bility, its dignity and grandeur, and that it is only the true gen- 
tleman who can ever be a true lawyer. He needs one who will 
teach him to adorn the profession, not simply to be adorned by 
it, and using it as a cloak to hide nefarious schemes, only ren- 
dered possible by the passport his vocation gives him. He 
should appreciate its manifold temptations, and be armored 
td meet them. His sense of justice, his standard of right and 
wrong, his personal honor, and the honor of his prospective 
profession, should be so aroused that future events, however 
alluring, will be powerless to veer him from a mapped course 
of honesty and rectitude. While the profession will be a means 
of livelihood, he should early learn that to look at it only as a 
money-making venture is to prostitute it, to make it a mere 
trade instead of a calling, than which there are none more noble 
or sacred, or offering more opportunities for doing good to those 
about you. It is true that to-day it is suffering from com- 
mercialism, but this is directly chargeable to the shysters 
and pettifoggers, men without principles or ideals, who have 
sneaked into it, and traduced it before the world, and for whom 
the bar is no more responsible than the public for the criminals 
who may live in their midst 

Finally, let me repeat, work ; work, as if your life depended 
upon it, for, in truth, it does, in the law ; work early, work late, 
work indefatigably, unceasingly, or as Lord Eldon said, when 
relating his own experience, when he was only plain John 
Scott : '* If you've got any money, spend it ; if your wife's got 
any money, spend that, and then work like a dog till you're 
Lord Chancellor. " 

Pittsburg, Pa. Edwin L. MxTTERNy Allegheny, '9a 



The twenty-fourth anniversary of the Deuteron chapter and 
first banquet of Section I was celebrated in royal style at New 
Haven, on Feb. 25, 1899. Forty-three fellows, representing 
fourteen different colleges, were seated around the table which 
filled three sides of a quadrangle. They were all in the best of 
humors ; and why should they not be? Surrounded by thirty- 
nine congenial men, listening to an orchestra and contemplating 
a tempting menu is a combination that cannot fail to overcome 
the worst attack of meloncholia ever invented. Anticipation 
speedily gave way to realization when the viands were served — 
a long and tempting array of good things. After the cafe noir 
and cigars were discussed came the toasts. Dr. Ridpath, who 
was to have officiated as toastmaster, being detained at the last 
moment, that arduous place was very ably filled by our esteem- 
ed Secretary, Wm. £. Gard. While professing to be somewhat 
awed by the word "Symposiarch,** he yet proved to be capable 
of overcoming it. His running fire of anecdotes and remarks in 
introductions did much to heighten the enjoyment of the eve- 

Letters of regret were read from Dr. Ridpath, Bishop McLar- 
en, Edward D. Page, Wm. F. McDowell, J. J. McNulty, Julius 
Dreber, Orlando J. Smith, R. J. Tracewell, Senator Fairbanks, 
Wm. B. Hague and Chas. W. Dabney. 

The Address of Welcome was given by Franklin L. Hutton, 
who, at the close, asked Yale chapter to ratify his welcome with 
cheers. These were given right heartily. 

''The Ladies," was the subject of an extempore toast assign- 
ed to Wm. R. Adams. Bro. Adams, after some witticisms, beg- 
ged to be excused from his subject on account of unfamiliarity 
with it, and asked to be allowed to change it to Nu Deuteron 
and her present conditions. He then gave Yale chapter some 
good practical suggestions. 


''Indiana and ^ r A, " was responded to by Fabius M. Clarke 
— need one say "ably"? He told the simple story of the first 
pioneer in the trackless forests of Indiana; of his struggles to 
found the Hoosier State ; of the steps which led to his ultimate 
success. He mentioned the rise of her literary sons in the Fiji 
bond : Ridpath, Eggleston, Wallace, Thompson ; of her other 
stalwart sons : Nelson, Delamater, Jackson, Fairbanks. 

Henry O. Price, of Knox and Yale, sang two songs very ac- 
ceptably at this point. 

'•The City Boy," was the topic assigned toT. Alfred Vernon. 
He prefaced his remarks by showing the difference in conditions 
between the city boy and the country boy, and how that differ- 
ence operated to give the latter the ascendency. That mind 
and body were more symmetrically and strongly developed by 
farm life, was evinced by the number of prominent men who 
Had begun under such conditions. The city boy has many more 
things to overcome on account of his environments. Bro. Ver- 
non concluded his speech with an interesting and instructive 
comparison of the conditions in Section I with those of the oth- 
er sections. 

"Our Fraternity and Its Future," was the subject handled by 
Wm. £. Gard, and certainly none could be found who was in a 
position to handle it more intelligently. Bro. Gard gave some 
valuable statistics showing growth and strength in the past, and 
outlook for the future. He asked permission to give three rules 
which he had found to be valuable and which would be largely 
conducive to the lasting success of the fraternity: I. Strict, sys- 
tematic business method, II. Interest on the part of the frater- 
nity in each individual member. III. Individual appreciation 
on the part of each member. 

"College Life, " was responded to by Sanford B. Martin, who 
spoke of the fraternity's influence over the boy, and afterwards 
over the man ; of old associations as compared with new ones. 
"Fraternity" was the subject assigned to J. Culver Hartzell. 
He called attention to the comprehensiveness of the word; of 
what it stood for; of its influence over life and society. 

To illustrate the cosmopolitan complexion of the assemblage, 
impromptu toasts were responded to by Bros. Joe McSpadden 


(Tenn), Chas. A. Watson (Yale), S. C Mead (Yale), IL B. 
Schaefier (U. of Pa.), Clarence A. Smith (Trinity), Walter C 
Stier (Lafayette), Jesse A. Block (Worcester), Albert Roberts 
(Amherst), Chas. Leonard (Brown), Henry O. Price (Knox and 
Yale), Chas. H. Garrett (U. of Ills.), Walter M. Swann 
(Union and Yale), and George R. Wieland (Pa. State). Indi- 
ana and Maryland were other colleges previously represented. 

It was a late hour before Bro. Clarke proposed a vote of 
thanks to the hosts. Then the photographer got in his deadly 
work with a flashlight and the merry party dispersed. 

Joe. McSpaddbn. 


The third annual convention of Section IV, of ^ r A, em- 
bracing chapters Beta, Beta Chi, and Sigma Deuteron, was 
held at the home of Beta Chi, at Bethlehem, Feb. i8th, 1899. 

The meeting was called to order at 2:30 P. M., by Section 
Chief Bro. W. C. Stier, followed by Scripture Reading, by 
Bro. A. G. Rau, B X '88. 

Bro. H. B. Schaffer, B '00, was elected permanent president, 
and Bro. W. M. Piatt, 2 A '99, secretary. 

The discussion of Archons for succeeding year was taken up 
and on motion the following list was endorsed as choice of the 

Pres., Hon. C. W. Fairbanks; Treas., Dr. F. S. Hofiman; 
Sec'y, Wm. £. Gard, and lay members. Dr. John C. Ridpath, 
T. Alfred Vernon. 

A motion that the convention recommend that '^he Quar- 
terly be changed to a journal to appear monthly during the 
college year and that Bro. Fabius M. Clarke be made editor-in- 
chief of the same, " was carried. 

The ritual proposed at last convention was read at length by 
Bro. Ralph Palmer, B X '99, but no recommendations were 


A general talk on the condition of the chapters in the section 
followed and short talks were given by Bros. Myers, Brown and 
Burdick, of 2 A, Bros. Samson and Schaffer, of B, and Bro. 
Palmer, of B X. 

Adjournment followed. The visiting members were very 
hospitably entertained by Beta Chi until the hour of the annual 
banquet which was held at the Eagle Hotel at 9 o'clock. 

Bro. Edward A. Soliliac, Beta Chi '93, acted as toastmaster 
and the following toasts were responded to: 

Our Fiftieth Anniversary T. AUTEtED Vebnon. 

Section IV Walter C. Stieb. 

Bets Habby Schafteb. 

Memories Gbobob S. Reinoehl. 

Sigma Deuteron William M. Piatt. 

Beta Chi Albebt G. Rau. 

Our Fiji Sisters W. Clayton Hackett. 

The final act of the convention was the adoption of a resolu- 
tion providing for the holding of the next annual convention at 

Philadelphia. ' 

Wm. M. Piatt, Jr., 

Sec'y of Convention. 



On the evening of Saturday, the eighteenth day of February, 
a large and representative gathering of alumni and of members 
of the active chapter assembled at the fraternity house to cele- 
brate the eighth anniversary of the founding of Beta Mu. 

The dining hall was tastefully decorated with flowers and with 
royal purple ribbon. A most sumptuous and bountiful dinner 
was served by Johnson, the well-known Baltimore caterer. 
From the walls looked down on the inspiring scene the faces of 
Fijis of former days. The brothers were seated at three tables. 

After the inner man had been satisfied the set speeches, under 


the direction of our able toast-master, Brother Chas. £. Phelps, 
Jr., began, and were as follows : 

The Unlveraity G. C. Lee. 

Phi Gamma Delta Jas. E. Ingram, Jr. 

Oup Brothers In Law R. Cari-l Foster. 

Our Friends, The Girls J. Hurst Furnell. 

Our Brother in Medicine John B. Ghio. 

Beta Mu J. F. Young. 

Phi Ganmia Delta in Athletics Geo. M. Clarke. 

My Collejfe Days Chas. H. Dickey. 

The fraternal sentiments as expressed in the speeches of the 
older men were an inspiration and incentive to the younger 
brothers. In particular did Brother Ingram express such 
thoughts, and they are attested to by his eight years of loyalty 
and devotion to the chapter and the fraternity at large. 

Following the time-honored custom, the toast-master called 
upon many of the brothers for short talks at the conclusion of 
the set toasts, and elicited various bright and witty speeches. 

Two Beta Mu men. Brother Henry M. Wilson and Brother 
Jas. W. Young, came over from Philadelphia, and brought 
Brother D. H. Morris, of Lamda Deuteron ; we also enjoyed 
having Brother Frank L. Day, of Beta Deuteron. 

A fitting climax to such an evening was the announcement by 
Brother Phelps that several members had contributed $ioo each 
towards the purchase of a chapter house. These brothers be- 
ing present, formally reiterated their statements, causing gpreat 
enthusiasm. Brother Phelps, believing in the old adage of 
''striking while the iron is hot," inquired if there were any 
brothers present who would like to contribute to the fund, re- 
ceived subscriptions amounting to 1 1500. A committee was 
appointed to take the steps necessary for incorporation. So 
everything bids fair to see us in our own house within a reason- 
able time. 

Charles C. Gaddess. 

849 Hamilton Terrace, Baltimore, Md. 



In response to a fratemalizing tmpolsey and a sense of pleas- 
ure from the association of kindred spirits, a general call was 
issued for all members of Phi Gamma Delta in Colorado, Wyom- 
ing and New Mexico to meet in Denver, at the Albany Hotel, 
Oct 5, 1898, at 12 M. At this meeting and initial gathering 
were £x-Gov. Cooper, Hon. T. M. Patterson, Chancellor W. 
F. MacDowell, E. C. Rivers, M. D., E. K. Barnes, H. B. Cope- 
land, Rev. T. A. Uzzell, Rev. J. E. Sentz, W. K. Robinson, 
M. D., E. A. Silberstein, J. F. Mail, L. H. Richardson, Rev. 
A. A. Johnson, Rev. J. W. Houghton, G. C. Norris, J. T. Beat- 
ty, M. D., E. Bert Smith and Rev. J. R. Van Pelt. After lunch- 
eon the meeting was called to order by Chancellor MacDowell, 
of Denver University. After the object of the meeting was stat- 
ed by the chairman, E. A. Silbertstein was appointed permanent 
secretary and instructed to communicate with the Grand Chap- 
ter relative to the formation of a Graduate Chapter in Denver. 
A petition was thereupon drafted and duly signed by the mem- 
bers present, and forwarded to Brother James W. Lee, of Pitts- 
burg, for presentation to the 50th national convention at 

Upon investigation from brothers present and from letters of 
regret read, it was ascertained that 13 states and 27 chapters 
were represented and that we are in touch with 29 brothers. 

The charter and constitution was received Jan. 16, 1899, and 
ratified and adopted at a meeting held March 17, 1899. 

It is with a feeling of deepest regret that we chronicle the death of 
our oldest and most prominent brother, Ex-Gov. Job A. Cooper, 
of Colorado. He was a most regular and enthusiastic attendant 
at our meetings, and showed not only deep interest in our Grad- 
uate Chapter in Denver, but was enthusiastic regarding the fra- 
ternity at large. We felt highly honored to know that he had 
been appointed one of the National Committee of the fraternity. 
He was an alumnus of Knox college, Gamma Deuteron chapter, 
year '65, and was Governor of this state during 1889-90. 

This chapter has arranged to hold quarterly meetings the last 
Thursdays in April, July, October and January, at which all 


resident and visiting members of Phi Gamma Delta are expected 
to be present Individually and as a chapter we cordially invite 
all brothers who chance to be passing through Denver to call 
upon us and we will welcome them with open arms. All com- 
munications should in the future be addressed to our Secretary, 
Brothers. A. Silberstein, 15 Jacobson Building, at whose hands 
they will receive careful attention. 

We take pride in saying that we number among our members 
some of the most prominent and leading citizens of our state and 
city. Just now there is a city election pending, and we are rep- 
resented among the candidates by Brother L. H. Richardson, 
who aspires to the office of President of the Board of Supervis- 
ors, and stands a very good chance of election. Brother T. M. 
Patterson, one of Denver's ablest public men, is as usual taking 
an active and prominent part in the councils of the mighty. 
Brother T. A. Uzzell, also, is a candidate for Alderman from 
his ward, and will surely be elected. 

With best wishes, I am. 


Wm. K. Robinson, M. D. 
X4th & Stout St. Denver, Col. 


Lambda Graduate Chapter is in a state of activity, and its 
membership is much interested in the welfare of the fraternity. 
Nine active chapters are represented in Lambda Graduate. 
Monthly meetings and dinners are held after the Chicago plan 
with the exception that we use a hotel Ordinary, thus having a 
place of meeting and eating, not public. There is now under 
consideration the advisability of equipping lodge rooms. 

To the active chapters, Lambda Graduate gives its hearty 
thanks for their votes in the selection of Dayton as the seat of 
the next Annual Ekklesia. Dayton is a city famous for its fac- 
tories, streets and homes. In Dayton is located the famous 
Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, which is a city within a 


city. The Home has a population of 6,000, its own fire depart- 
ment, water works, electric light works, theaters, churches, 
botanical and zoological gardens, lakes and magnificent natural 
scenery. Plans for the entertainment of the delegates of the 
next Ekklesia have not been fully made, but the fraternity can 
be assured that all will be done which is possible for an active 
and interesting Graduate Chapter to do. 

Fraternally Yours, 

W. F. Chamberlin, 

Permanent Correspondent. 


On the evening of Saturday, March 25, the alumni of Phi 
Gamma Delta resident in Boston and vicinity dined together at 
the New Hotel Somerset, on Commonwealth Avenue on the 
Fenway. The dinner was given under the auspices of the 
Harvard Phi Gamma Delta club. We hope to make it a regu- 
lar event in Boston, so that looking back upon this dinner from 
the year to come we may speak of it as the ^<first annual dinner 
of the Boston alumni. '' We were somewhat unhappy in our 
choice of nights, as almost a third of the regrets sent in were 
from clergymen, who had to forego the pleasure of being with 
us because of its interference with their Sunday duties. 

Bro. G. T. Moore, % acted as toast master. Therewerenoset 
toasts, but all present were called upon. The members of the 
fraternity present included T. Alfred Vernon, N A; G. T. Moore, 
♦; H. M. Wright, A B; E. W. Cross, A X; H. G. Donham, A X; 
J. M. Wilson, A; B. S. Clark, H I; W. S. B. Dana, H I; C. H. 
Dwinnell, H I ; T. Culver Hartzell, N A ; K. F. Overholt, P A ; 
J. W. Coming, B M ; A. W. Harrison, O; W. D. Yoddard, 8 ♦; 
and W. T. Amdt, M. 

Most of those present were members of the Harvard club so 

that no action was taken in regard to the establishing of a 

Graduate Chapter in Boston. 

Walter Tallmadge Arndt. 


Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity, 
Kappa Grauate Chapter. 

Chicago, Illinois. 

Forasmuch as it hath pleased Almighty God, in his wise 
providence to take from this world the soul of our brother 

Benjamin F. Ray, 
we, his brothers in Phi Gamma Delta, desire so far as words 
can avail, to express the thoughts which fill our hearts. 

The sad tidings of the death of one, who in his life fully ex- 
emplified the ideals of the fraternity which he loved so well, 
come to us with a shock which makes it difficult to realize that 
he will no more be present with us in the circle united in the 
bonds of the brotherhood of Phi Gamma Delta. 

His place is vacant and we mourn the loss of a friend and 
brother, who more than fifty years has served his fraternity by 
his wise counsel, his friendly advice and his loyal devotion. 

The home, the fraternity and the business world will each 
miss his kind presence. All were aided by his rare wisdom and 
generous interest, cheered by his fidelity of purpose and 
strengthened by his courage of conviction. We, in the Phi 
Gamma Delta have been warmed in the glow of his fraternal 
love, and his many admirable and lovable traits of character 
will remain as a grateful memory through the years, a constant 
reminder of one who so happily exemplified in all the relations 
of life the courteous, sincere, christian gentleman. 

We shall miss him, but we remember that there are those 

whose love and admiration is even greater than ours, and to 

them we tender our warmest sympathies. 

Todd Lunsford, | 

A. L. Winters, > Committee. 

Enoch J. Price, j 



Joseph Cooper Spotswood entered the class of ninety-seven at 
Hampden-Sidney College and remained in college only one 
year. He early connected himself with the fraternity having a 
brother W. F. Spotswood, Jr., who was already a member and 
several cousins also. He was distinguished as an athlete and 
was substitute pitcher on the best nine the college ever sent 
forth. Among those who were with him on the team were the 
three McFarlan brothers, who have done so well in professional 
ball. Spotswood played for some years on the foot-ball team 
of Petersburg, Va., while engaged in the lumber business with 
his father. He latterly removed to Norfolk, Va., where he held 
a position in the shipping department of the N. and W. R. R. 
and was highly thought of by his employers. At the disapprov- 
al of family and friends he entered military service enlisting with 
the company he had formerly been a member of previous to his 
residence in Norfolk. His death occurred on the 22nd of July. 
His mother and brother were at his bedside during his last mo- 
ments, but all that skilled service and friendly aid could render 
proved of no avail. He was considered to be the best developed 
man in his company, was a young man of strong character and 


The first Fiji to die in the service of his country in the His- 
pano-American war, so far as I am aware (writes Bro. Harry 
W. Brown, N. £. '96), was Wm. Chase Canni£E, of Nu Epsilon, 
who was one of the most popular men in the class of '97. 

While poor Cannifi did not have the distinction of dying in 
battle he met a death far more sad. He died in camp in Vir- 
ginia. He was a member of the First Regt. N. G. N. J., when 
the first call for troops was made. Although in poor health at 
the time, he determined not to abandon his regiment. He was 
an athlete, musician and an all-around good fellow, so was quite 
popular with his regiment. He was made a corporal soon after 


reaching Camp Alger. He died of acute rheumatism on the day 
before Decoration Day. 

After paying a tribute to the late brother Cannifi and reciting 
the circumstances of his funeral, Bro. Brown concludes: "He 
was prominently identified with the Banjo and Glee Clubs, the 
Athletic Association and Engineer Society. He was the main- 
stay of the base-ball club, being its captain, I believe, in his 
last year at college. In the death of Bro. Cannifi, Nu Epsilon 
has lost a zealous worker and the fraternity a loyal member." 


ProL Matthias H. Richards, D. D., Xi, '60, died at Allen- 
town, Pa., Dec 12, 1898. Bro. Richards was bom in German- 
town, Pa., June 17, 1841, being great-grandson of the Lutheran 
Patriarch Henry Melchoir Muhlenberg, of Augsburg, Germany. 
In i860 he graduated with honors from Pennsylvania College. 
Later he taught school in Montgomery Co., then was tutor for 
two years, at his alma mater. His theological studies were in- 
terrupted by his enlistment as a private in an "emergency" 
company to resist the invasion of Pennsylvania in 1863. In 
1864 he finished his course and was admitted into the Lutheran 
ministry. He served congregations at Reading, Philipsburg, 
East Greenwich and at Indianapolis as pastor till 1877, when 
he accepted the chair of English and mental science at Muhlen- 
berg. Here he served till his death. At that time he was, with 
the exception of the president, senior member of the faculty. 
He was officer in several religious societies, and edited two de- 
nominational Sunday school papers. In his church he stood 
very high, the Lutheran (of which he was senior stafi corre- 
spondent) devoting nearly the entire front page of its issue of 
Dec. 15, to his death. 



It is probable that the present decade will hereafter be known 
as the critical period in the history of college fraternities, for in 
its course the conditions of college life have been changing al- 
most daily and many of the things which of old made the fra- 
ternity possible and necessary have passed forever away. The 
small college and the small college spirit are among these van- 
ishing conditions, for the intense local loyalty which our fathers 
knew is being replaced by the scholarly fellowship of being 
college-bred men without the ear marks of particular place, and 
the growth of great universities, and particularly of great uni- 
versities in great cities has recast both the tone and the neces- 
sities of college life. In keeping with this progress there has 
been a development of the fraternity principle. Those who 
knew the vital germ of such societies have been reorganizing 
them, modifying and changing them, and the fraternity maga- 
zines which find their way to the Exchange Editor's table are 
running over with suggestions which are a part of this general 
movement to make the fraternity such a complement to the 
education of the day as it was to the life and education of years 

In the fraternity journals themselves there has been much 
modification. New departments have been added and old ones 
have been dropped and almost a war in our members has waged 
over the Exchange Department until now the present editor 
begins to feel like a belated traveler, almost a solitary survivor. 

The Journal of Kappa Alpha, for instance, which for years 
had the best conducted Exchange of our contemporaries, has 
finally discarded the business. Some unfortunate admirer of 
the gQod things we use4 to ^'^^ ^^^ the Qreek press h^ ventured 


to lament its extinction, but he is replied to in the January 
Journal in the following strain: 

The results in our own case we are sure have been beneficial, not- 
withstanding the maudlin lament of a certain pious editor of the orac- 
ular school that ''as a mechanical production we see the same marks, 
but the touch of affinity is gone.'' My, what a jeremiad to utter in 
taking leave of a contemporary after ten years of friendly rivalry in 
the same field I Truly it should make us hang our heads in shame, 
aye, to grovel in sackcloth and ashes as the merest creature of the 
dust, did we not consider that the position of unquestionable superior- 
ity which this pitilessly impartial reviewer of exchanges has so long 
occupied has naturally tended to spoil him. The Journal confesses 
to having contributed as much toward creating this unhealthy state of 
mind in the addled cranium of the aforesaid critic as any one else, 
but it is none the lees easy to perceive the cause of our critic's dis- 
pleasure. He misses the mild flattery which formerly permeated the 
pages of our exchange department. Our failure to so much as notice 
either him or his since we came into the editorship of the Journal has 
nettled him and it is natural that our outline of the functions of a 
publication like the Kappa Alpha Journal should have missed his 
approbation. However, he has retired from the field now and we dis- 
miss him much as we should an old man in his dotage. 

Upon this we venture to submit two observations: In the first 
place it is not in good temper, and in the old days of the Journal 
provocation could hardly have been great enough to call down 
such intemperate wrath, and in the second place it is notiiin 
good taste to talk of "addled craniums," much less to criticise 
the former editor of the Journal as a flatterer. As to the sub- 
ject matter we hesitate to subject ourselves to the mordant pen 
of this new fraternity Voltaire, but for ourselves we really did 
greatly enjoy and profit by the old Greek press, so sane and 
wise and kind as it always was; and we have a distinct belief 
that it showed a healthier spirit in old Kappa Alpha when her 
interest was enough less self-centered to demand in the Journal 
a little word about the trials and triumphs of her fellows in the 
field — but please, brother Wilson, do not consider this a dare 
to annihilate us too! 

In the December Beta Theta Pi the following remarkable 
^itorial utterance appears from Wm. Raymond Baird, who is 


known to all fraternity men as an expert observer and an au- 
thority upon the whole subject of fraternity life and history: 

"We wonder whether the fraternal side of chapter life is emphasized 
as much now as it was twenty years ago. We notice a growing tend- 
ency among the boys to regard the possession of material property as 
a criterion of a chapter's worth. They speak with admiration of a 
chapter which possesses a $20,000 chapter-house, rather than with re- 
spect of a chapter which includes among its fellows the finest scholar 
in the college. The age is materialistic, but it ¥rill be a sorry day 
when its spirit invades the temple of youth, where unselfish enthu- 
siasm for real worth was supposed to hold undisputed sway. Do the 
boys have ideals as they used to do, or are all their thought and at- 
tention placed upon athletics on the one hand and social functions on 
the other? It would seem so from a perusal of the chapter letters we 
receive. They seldom tell us of any helpful influences within the 
Chapter, of any development of character, of any work accomplished 
in the direction of the affections. They tell of foot-ball victories, 
class presidencies, and membership in social clubs, but the chapter's 
real life seems to be lacking in a voice through which to find expres- 

Is it really true that we are losing our sentiment and our life? 
Are we, boys, giving up our old standards of value and substi- 
tuting that of the counting house ? Have we begun to pass by 
heads and hearts and helpful fellowship and to look for mere 
money and tawdry show ? Mr. Baird is surely right that it will 
be an evil day when this comes to pass, for it is sadly true that 
it is only too possible to be rich and still vulgar, opulent and 
still selfish, palatial and still hollow. Had fraternity reached 
this stage we would be the first to cry away with such a prepos- 
terous and base fraud. It is by no means true that a man may 
not be rich and still have a soul, but it is the fraternity's busi- 
ness to be sure of the soul and careless of the riches. For if 
there be one single virtue more resplendent than another in the 
fraternity principle it is that one which tears off the mere cover- 
ings and accidents of fortune and fame and shows us to one an- 
other as we are, and so makes it possible first for us to know 
and love one another and second to win the admiration of a 
world which sees the strength and beauty of such understanding 
^d friendship. 


to lament its extinction, but he is replied to in the January 
Journal in the following strain: 

The results in our own case we are sure have been beneficial, not- 
withstanding the maudlin lament of a certain pious editor of the orac- 
ular school that ''as a mechanical production we see the same marks, 
but the touch of affinity is gone." My, what a jeremiad to utter in 
taking leave of a contemporary after ten years of friendly rivalry in 
the same field I Truly it should make us hang our heads in shame, 
aye, to grovel in sackcloth and ashes as the merest creature of the 
dust, did we not consider that the position of unquestionable superior- 
ity which this pitilessly impartial reviewer of exchanges has so long 
occupied has naturally tended to spoil him. The Journal confesses 
to having contributed as much toward creating this unhealthy state of 
mind in the addled cranium of the aforesaid critic as any one else, 
but it is none the less easy to perceive the cause of our critic's dis- 
pleasure. He misses the mild flattery which formerly permeated the 
pages of our exchange department. Our failure to so much as notice 
either him or his since we came into the editorship of the Journal has 
nettled him and it is natural that our outline of the functions of a 
publication like the Kappa Alpha Journal should have missed his 
approbation. However, he has retired from the fleld now and we dis- 
miss him much as we should an old man in his dotage. 

Upon this we venture to submit two observations: In the first 
place it is not in good temper, and in the old days of Mh'^ Journal 
provocation could hardly have been great enough to call down 
such intemperate wrath, and in the second place it is notnin 
good taste to talk of "addled craniums," much less to criticise 
the former editor of the Journal as a flatterer. As to the sub- 
ject matter we hesitate to subject ourselves to the mordant pen 
of this new fraternity Voltaire, but for ourselves we really did 
greatly enjoy and profit by the old Greek press, so sane and 
wise and kind as it always was; and we have a distinct belief 
that it showed a healthier spirit in old Kappa Alpha when her 
interest was enough less self-centered to demand in the Journal 
a little word about the trials and triumphs of her fellows in the 
field — but please, brother Wilson, do not consider this a dare 
to annihilate us too! 

In the December Beta Theta Pi the following remarkable 
editorial utterance appears from Wm. Raymond Baird, who is 


known to all fraternity men as an expert observer and an au- 
thority upon the whole subject of fraternity life and history: 

"We wonder whether the fraternal side of chapter life is emphasized 
as much now as it was twenty years ago. We notice a growing tend- 
ency among the boys to regard the possession of material property as 
a criterion of a chapter's worth. They speak with admiration of a 
chapter which possesses a $20,000 chapter-house, rather thau with re- 
spect of a chapter which includes among its fellows the finest scholar 
in the college. The age is materialistic, hut it will be a sorry day 
when its spirit invades the temple of youth, where unselfish enthu- 
siasm for real worth was supposed to hold undisputed sway. Do the 
boys have ideals as they used to do, or are all their thought and at- 
tention placed upon athletics on the one hand and social functions on 
the other? It would seem so from a perusal of the chapter letters we 
receive. They seldom tell us of any helpful influences within the 
Chapter, of any development of character, of any work accomplished 
in the direction of the affections. They tell of foot-ball victories, 
class presidencies, and membership in social clubs, but the chapter's 
real life seems to be lacking iu a voice through which to find expres- 

Is it really true that we are losing our sentiment and our life? 
Are we, boys, giving up our old standards of value and substi- 
tuting that of the counting house ? Have we begun to pass by 
heads and hearts and helpful fellowship and to look for mere 
money and tawdry show ? Mr. Baird is surely right that it will 
be an evil day when this comes to pass, for it is sadly true that 
it is only too possible to be rich and still vulgar, opulent and 
still selfish, palatial and still hollow. Had fraternity reached 
this stage we would be the first to cry away with such a prepos- 
terous and base fraud. It is by no means true that a man may 
not be rich and still have a soul, but it is the fraternity's busi- 
ness to be sure of the soul and careless of the riches. For if 
there be one single virtue more resplendent than another in the 
hratemity principle it is that one which tears off the mere cover- 
ings and accidents of fortune and fame and shows us to one an- 
other as we are, and so makes it possible first for us to know 
and love one another and second to win the admiration of a 
world which sees the strength and beauty of such understanding 
^d friendship. 


The February number of Caduceus of Kappa Sigma is a con- 
vention issue and an unusually good one. In the article enti- 
tled ''The Observer at the Conclave" we find the following : 

''This last Conclave was pleasantly unique in one respect. Hereto- 
fore every Conclave has developed some leading spirit that has al- 
most single-handed directed and controlled legislation. I saw or 
heard no such thing at Chattanooga. There were certain men who dis- 
played such striking evidences of sound judgment and true leadership 
that their course and policies were, to a great extent, followed, but 
that was ¥rithout solicitation, and sometimes beyond expectation. 
And in this connection I must say to you how much I was gratified to 
see men from our uew chapters coming forward as fraternity leaders. 
It shows the stuff these youngsters are made of, and should bring a 
feeling of gladness so the hearts of all us old-timers.'' 

The college fraternity is, or certainly ought to be, the most un- 
political of all organizations. With the advent of the ''leading 
spirit that almost single-handed directs and controls legislation, " 
the fraternity degenerates into a boss-ruled political machine 
and loses at once its real fraternal character as well as its vital- 
ity and real healthfulness. Indeed fraternities are college or- 
ganizations and the boys in the chapters are and ought to be 
the rulers and governors. The "old timers" are perhaps over- 
fond of giving good advice, and, of course, we like to see it 
followed, but we do rejoice when we see "the youngsters" at 
the helm of their own ship, shaping its course and controlling 
its destiny. Perhaps one of our besetting dangers now-a-days 
is that in the great revival of alumni interest we may forget that 
the fraternity belongs to the boys, and that being of the boys it 
should be ruled by them and for them alone. 

The March Delta Upsilon Quarterly has as its leading article 
"Our Chapter Finances" which is a study of the financial prob- 
lems of chapter life based upon answers to twelve questions 
propounded to all the chapters in the fraternity by the author. 
Twenty-eight chapters replied to the questions and the answers, 
which are given in full, are thus summarized : 

A careful study of these answers shows that the average initiation 

fee of our chapters is about $15, while the dues average about $20 a 

frear. Several ot the chapters have ab6Vi&h»Qi \#i[x<^ Vi^\»\AX^o\x^fiA^ ^\£\^ 


the highest fee is $35. The highest amount of yearly duee is $60, 
while the duee run as low as $10; but every chapter charges duee, and 
in those chapters where no initiation fee is charged, the duee average 
higher than in the other chapters. The majority of our chapters do 
not have a penalty connected with the requirement that dues shall be 
paid promptly, although the chapters are practically unanimous in 
declaring that what trouble they experience, if any, arises from the 
non-payment of dues on the part of an unenvied few. The answers 
indicate that an increasing number of chapters view with favor the die* 
count system concerning dues — ^in other words, rebating a percentage 
of the tax as an inducement for prompt cash payment. This, in our 
judgment, is an important and decidedly helpful scheme, but we do 
feel that it is wise to have and to enforce, where needful, a severe pen- 
alty for delinquencies in this regard. 

The differences thus shown in the various chapters, illustrate 
the difficulty of formulating any comprehensive scheme of 
chapter finance which will be elastic enough to apply to all 
chapters. The Editor, however, believes that this is now the 
most important question open to discussion in the fraternity, 
and he recommends that the chapters formulate schemes and 
after perfecting them, by discussion in chapter meeting, forward 
the results to him for comparison. It would be a patriotic and 
valuable work for the fraternity and might lead to most helpful 
conclusions. The questions asked by the author of the article 
in the Delta Upsilan Quarterly were: 

1. What is your initiation fee? 

2. What are your dues? Are they payable monthly, quarterly or 

3. Do you assess your members for the Fraternity tax annually 
in addition to these dues, or is the Fraternity tax taken in bulk from 
your Treasury and sent to the Executive Council? 

4. Are your dues collected at the beginning of the term, or at the 
close; in other words, do you insist on payment in advance or not? 
Have you any penalty for non-payment of dues? 

5. Is your Treasurer elected annually or for a term? 

6. Does your Treasurer keep books in a thoroughly businesslike 
way, and does he report regularly during the college year, so that the 
chapter knows what the actual financial condition of the chapter is? 

7. Does your Treasurer keep a bank account in the name of the 
chapter, and do you require him to take vouchers and give receipts 
for all monies collected or disbursed? 

8. Have you any way of checking his bookkeeping accounts M VQ 


• * 

9. Does your chapter require your Treasurer or anyone else to 
present a budget of estimated expenses for the year based upon the 
expenses of the previous year, each year or each term? 

10. Have you an Assistant Treasurer who is training for the 
Treasurership for the following year? 

11. Have you any scheme of finances not covered in these ques- 
tions which you feel would be of advantage to the chapters of the 
Fraternity, and if so, will you please outline it? 

12. What does your chapter feel to be the most conspicuous fail- 
ure in the system of financial administration now in effect in your 

We might add: 13. Does your chapter treasurer have any 
trouble in collecting dues, and if so, why? 

In the February Quarterly of Sigma Chi there are several ex- 
tremely valuable articles which we would like to reprint in full. 
From "Regarding 'Prominent Members,'" we quote the fol- 

Frequently I have seen in the printed histories of college fraternities 
and individual chapters the attempt to eniunerate ^'prominent mem- 
bers. ' ' The inference which might be drawn from these repeated enu- 
merations is that among college men '^prominence'* is much to be de- 

A ' 'prominent" member, as nearly as I can understand the classifi- 
cation, is one who has acquired a title by some means or other. A 
governor for instance, is exceedingly prominent and therefore to be 
honored. A congressman needs to be exalted to a place not quite so 
high. Judges, legislators and commissioned officers in the state 
militia might rank next in importance. If you have any sort of title 
you are more or less ''prominent." Those members of the fraternity 
(this does not refer to Sigma Chi in particular) who have no labels 
or titles are 'presumably classed under the head of "among those pres- 
ent" or "citizens in carriages." 

There is no denying that when a fraternity man is selected for some 
place of honor and trust, the members of Ms fraternity have a right 
to be proud and happy. Thus, Benjamin Harrison, late President of 
the United States, is a member of the Phi Delta Theta. The Phi Delts 
were to be excused for swelling with conscious pride at every mention 
of his name. We could understand why they called attention to the 
fact that the President of the United States was a loving brother, 
especialy when rushing susceptible freshmen. But they overdid it, in 
the minds of a great many people. He was the one topic of conversa- 
tion. President Harrison filled the Phi Delt show window. 


It is a good thing to have a president or a goyemor ior the figure- 
bead of a fraternity even if that dignitary fails to oome around and 
smoke cigarettes with the boys as often as they might desire. At the 
same time, the mere name of a political leader who happens to be sev- 
eral hundreds of miles away, is not as serviceable as the actual pres- 
ence of a few good fellows who have managed to keep their names out 
of the newspapers. Following this same line of thought, as a minis- 
ter would say, it appears to me that a privatous young enthusiast 
who gets out and does something for the fraternity is more to be prais- 
ed by his brethem than some indifferent public character who doesn't 
remember the name of his chapter and who has kept himself so busy 
meditating on the rights of property that he hasn't found time for a 
generous impulse in a great many years. 

Now this is good because it is so truly sensible. We confess 
that coming from Sigma Chi, which itself lately had so 'exclusive 
a monopoly upon presidential prominence it has somewhat the 
look of a very sober second thought and the criticism of Phi 
Delta Theta is a bit ungracious, but it is mostly true, in spirit, 
any way. 

The fact is that the essential characteristics of prominence in 
public life are wholly irrelevant to the fraternity point of view, 
and while they may co-exist with the fraternal graces it is en- 
tirely fortutious when they do. When a crowd of men and 
women gather on Fifth Avenue to see a rich bride or to see the 
Earl of Craven in a pink shirt we have about the same sort of 
vulgarity that we have when a fraternity appeals to the world 
through the mere < 'prominence" of its members. Of course 
a man may be distinguished and great and still be all the more 
an inspiring and vital influence to the members of his fraternity 
who may properly both love his character and admire his talents, 
but the point of the matter is this that if a choice is to be made 
that fraternity will be the richer who chooses the man of soul, 
though his habitation be humble, and that fraternity the poorer 
whose members have prefixes and affixes to their names, but no 
heart between them. 

There is another article in this number of the Quarterly y on 
'•Chapter Specialization" which we have not space to do jus- 
tice to but the following extracts show its trend : 


The oonditions of fraternity ezistenoe are at least two. The inimal 
one is grounded on human nature, and rises in importance from a 
desire in men of affairs, to a necessity in the lives of college young 
men. This necessity is that of friendship. 

The other condition is defined with more difficulty, if it is definable 
at all. It is an inclination, woven into the energy and pulsing activ- 
ity of youth, to make display. With the great majority of young 
men, their entrance in college, marks their first separation from home 
and its domesticating infiuences. They are suddenly thrust into a 
small world of activity in which their lack of experience is shared 
by all the rest, and in which every man stands an equal chance. 
A score of fields lie before them marked off for the contest of wits. 
They present a fascinating opportunity for young America to **get in 
it.'' Fraternities have taken it upon themselves to be the mediums of 
satisfying this keenly aroused thirst. 

There is a tendency among all fraternities to play to the galleries. 
They are becoming spectacular. They are putting on the boards an 
extravaganza. They are strutting and cocking their heads in 
the air like actors in a puppet show. They are becoming so 
mightily afraid that the whole college world will not know of the 
wonderous importance of their coterie. They must be popular. 
P^ple must look at them if they have to ring a hand bell on the 
street corner. 

This condition of affairs is a farce. It is brought about by fatuous 
and perverted ideas of the functions of a fraternity. 

What friendship there is between the members is one of personal 
attraction or a cordiality of feeling produced by common interest in 
certain schemes. The spirit of fraternal brotherhood is lacking. 
The fundamental ideas of fraternity are subordinated to a sophomoric 
frenzy for publicity and popular applause. 

Standards of merit are as permanent and unalterable as the hills. No 
new measuring stick has been invented to estmiate the worth of col- 
lege fraternities which is to be applied to them and them alone. We 
cannot set up patent ideas of manhood. We cannot hope to so dazzle 
the college world by ribbons and jingling bells and calcium light 
effect, that it vrill not notice the padding in our costiune. The ideal 
fraternity man is the ideal man; the perfect chapter is a body of per- 
fect men. Cleverness can never be a substitute for soundness and 

We have not done justice in this article by our quotations as 
we have omitted many softening passages, but we have done 
enough to show the danger the author wishes to point out. For 
ourselves we are far from believing that the degeneration has 
^one so far as is h^re i^idicfitedf yfe do |>elieve, however^ thaf 


sometimes for a little minute we may forget the real character 
of our brotherhood in the loyal wish, bom of our affection for 
it, to see it shine and that we do sometimes seek to substitute 
the calcium light of show for the spiritual fire of worth ; but 
not often. We all think alike upon this subject, when we think, 
and in this lies both the hope and the promise of such greater 
triumph as the fraternity principle is yet to win in the world, for 
we are not only selecting but making ideal fraternity men and 
hence we are contributing to the world ideal men. 


*'And no one shall work for money, and no one 

shall work for fame; 
But each for the joy of the working, and each in 

his separate star, 
Shall draw the thing as he sees it for the God of 

Things as they are." 

Save possibly in religious and philanthropic work, there is no 
Tb(» AiwBBu activity of the man of afiairs, the man divorced by 
atwortc years from academic associations, which exemplifies 
the ideal of Kipling's millenium as does the work of an alumnus 
devoted to his chapter or his fraternity. 

It may seem a work of supererogation, from which the prayer 
book would have us forbear, to refer to this, but it may not be 
amiss at times to contemplate his work and the spirit of it all. 
For the college fraternity is anomalous in the influences and 
attachments which it calls forth in elderly men. And this is 
more true to-day than it ever has been. For whether one con- 
templates business or professional life, one sees the average 
American so absorbed in his work that he is called upon to ex- 
ert every energy to the maintenance of the pace set by his com- 
petitors. And the pace has but little sentiment in it. Man's 
every power is called forth by the demands of his profession. 
And yet we find in ^ F A as well as in other similar orders, a 
sacrifice of time only justified by a most serious object. Why 
is it ? Why do men, weary from the work of the day, turn their 
minds at night or during an occasional lull in business, to their 
fraternity ? Why will they desert other things for a few days 
each year at convention time, and if perchance they occupy aa 
official position, neglect other considerations to perform them ? 
To the writer this is at times almost as unanswered a riddle as 
it must be and is to the uninitated. Yet our fraternity is well 
governed, and governed and administered by men who are not 
self-seekers. It is a work in which no one seeks his own but 

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each prefers his brother to himself. Even the church at times 
falls under the dominion of politics or at least the suspicion of it, 
but the fraternity has always remained free from it. Officers 
are chosen as if by the spontaneous expression of the chapters 
picking out those whom they feel they can trust. The seeking 
of office for self or friend is foreign to our traditions and our ex- 
perience. In Switzerland, it is said, the ballot is held so sacred 
that an elector takes it as an afiront to be urged to support any 
particular candidate. And so it has ever been in ^ F A. The 
habits of the political heeler, the seeking for political prefer- 
ment, the "puffing" of one candidate or the derogation of an- 
other is unknown. The Editor has never known but one in- 
stance in which office was solicited, even in a chapter, or in 
which a ticket was prearranged. In fact the ways of the poli- 
tician, the conducting of a campaign, be it "gum shoe" 
or otherwise, the pledging of delegates, the influencing of voters, 
the solicitation of support have been so hostile to our fraternity, 
its spirit, its traditions and its high sense of personal dignity, 
that it has never been attempted. And this is possibly the reason 
why men have been willing to sacrifice their time, money and 
leisure to fraternity work. It is a distinction to any man, be he 
great or small, to receive unsolicited the spontaneous call of a 
body of intelligent young men, to feel that they trust in him, be- 
lieve in him and desire to work under him. This is an honor of 
no mean magnitude but its preciousness lies in the way it comes. 
In fact, we can hardly conceive of a man accepting office secured 
in any other way, for success secured by such solicitation would 
destroy the pleasure of it, and leave the recipient conscious on- 
ly of the means employed, which would destroy the charm of 
work done merely because it is called forth by the affection, 
trust and belief of others. And this confidence seems to us to 
be of the very essence of the fraternity. It is the charm of the 
association. It is the only compensation which an alumnus can 
receive from his work. And that this is potent, that this is the 
motive is seen by the fact that when ^ F A calls upon "an old 
hand" for his service, he yields them up as for his country, and 
his returns come four-fold from the inspiration which always 
follows anything done from such motives. 


This is at the root, this Is the very tap root, of the self-sacri- 
ficing work which has been done by a score of old Fijis. And 
this is a spirit we should cultivate, and nurture, as the apple of 
our eye. It is better than material wealth, better than chapter 
houses, better than distinguished men, — ^for it is that for which 
the fraternity stands before the world — a body of men seeking 
cultivation and fellowship unmoved by selfish self-seeking am- 
bition. And he who sees not this as the meaning of ^ F A fails 
to appreciate the history of the last fifty years, and he who would 
supplant it by the practices of the politician would be a destroy- 
er of that which makes ^ F A dear to 7000 Fijis. 

We are advised by members of the fraternity at Harvard, 
some fourteen in fact of them, coming from chap- 
ters all over the country, that an unparalleled op- 
portunity has presented itself for reviving a chapter which, in 
days gone by, was among the most creditable of our chapter 
rolL The body of petitioners includes fourteen men of whom 
five are freshmen and of whom Brother Walter T. Amdt of 
the Wisconsin Chapter, writes : 

'^hey are a splendid lot of fellows and will immediately take 
a higher place socially and politically than some chapters we 
have already in existence. It is a chance in a thousand. Broth- 
er C, of n ^ who has worked up the crowd, has picked his men 
welL There is an excellent field here, and the new chapter 
ought to be in a few years what it once was, the very best thing 
at the institution." 

While the Quarterly has ever been most strenuous in oppos- 
ing extension which was not based upon the strongest consider- 
ations of policy and backed by the most convincing proofs of the 
desirability of the field and the character of the applicants, be- 
lieving that a small fraternity of a few men of high character 
was preferable to a large organization loosely knit together of 
less creditable membership, in this instance it feels 'that every 
consideration in support of further extension, not the least of 
which is that the institution once contained a most flourishing 
chapter of 4> FA, combine to warrant us in believing that this is 
an application which should be acted upon favorably by the 


It was the pleasure of the Editor of the Quarterly to spend 
some days in the latter part of February in a hurried ATiMtio 
idsitation of three of the fraternity's most progres- ■•■•^**»**«- 
iive and in every respect most representative chapters. Beta 
Mu Chapter at Johns Hopkins University has always held a 
most creditable position at that Institution, both intellectually, 
socially and otherwise, and the chapter seems never to have 
been in a more flourishing condition than at present. It oc- 
cupies a most attractive house and seemed imbued and inspired 
vrith a harmony of purpose and force bom of that unity which 
Etfgues well for its continued high position. The Editor also 
enjoyed a flying visit of some hours at the University of Penn- 
sylvania chapter house which is far and away beyond any fra- 
ternity house the writer has visited, in comfort and characteris- 
tic interior decoration. Some one in this chapter has 
appreciated the possibilities of house decoration to an unusual 
degree and the rooms of the men bear the marks of intelligent 
and artistic discrimination of a high order in their furnishings. 

The chapter has recently established a chapter house fund 
and promises in the very near future to be ensconced in a home 
of its own near the college campus. The writer feels that he 
has never known a chapter which took hold of the serious and 
business end of chapter management as successfully and 
thoroughly as does Beta Chapter at the University of • Pennsyl- 

The Editor also enjoyed a hasty glimpse of the Cornell chap- 
ter house and the University. This house was described and 
illustrated in a recent issue of the Quarterly and equals the 
enthusiastic descriptions which have been passed upon it The 
house is most attractive and well suited to a fraternity home, and 
the generosity of the chapter's members in the building up and 
achieving this end is worthy of the sincerest appreciation on 
the part of the entire fraternity. 

To those whose college course has not been brightened by 
access to the portals of a college fraternity, its signs, ^mj 
symbols and mysteries, with the opportunities for »*s*«»»^.* 
college friendship which it offers, are the essence of its exiateixce 


and the end and aim of it all. And even these are not infre- 
quently made the subject of scoffing remark and opposition be- 
cause of the alleged prejudicial influences which they introduce 
into college life. But there is something beyond all this which 
the uninitiated do not comprehend or even suspect. For as the 
symbolical mystery of the organization is closed to them, so the 
influence, fellowship and especially the inspiration which the 
alumnus carries into his after-life, the tender recollections of 
his friendships and the enduring character of his associations 
live on. And if he does comprehend it, the query is ever pres- 
ent and often expressed : Why does the college man, long from 
college associations, continue to manifest an interest and delight 
in his fraternity, in an organization of boys, to devote his 
time, energy and money to its upbuilding ; to the maintainance 
of its tone and principles ; to the stimulating among those who 
come after him of the ideals, precepts, and meaning of the 
Order ? 

We question if the Quarterly's pages ever contained a better 
answer to the query or a more genuine expression of the attach- 
ment of an alumnus to the principles of Phi Gamma Delta than 
the article of C. A. Watson in the previous pages of this num- 
ber. The article, "My Fraternity," which was delivered as a 
toast at the New Haven dinner, is fairly redolent with the funda- 
mental precepts and meanings of the fraternity. And we know 
of no better expression of that which the fraternity should mean 
to every one of us and the beauties of the fellowship which the 
Order offers than are contained in the words of Brother Watson. 
And every Fiji on leaving college should clip this message from 
the Quarterly and paste it in his library as a constant reminder 
of what the fraternity should be to him and what he may be to 

That this is the spirit which is abroad in the fraternity to-day 
Reoent ondvAte ^^^ potent among its members is evidenced by 
MOYommiii. xh^ phenomenal activity of our Alumni. The past 

year has seen the organization of a large number of Graduate 
Chapters which are enjoying an activity previously unknown. 


Since the last issue appeared charters have been granted to 
graduates located in Minneapolis and Denver and the prominent 
members of the fraternity living about these points have shown 
an amazing interest, not only in the local chapters, but in the 
welfare of the Order. 

Dinners have also been held in many of our principal cities 
during the last few months, a number of which are reported in 
this issue. But the most unique fraternity gathering of which 
we have yet heard, and one which from the energy of the Com- 
mittee promises to be most successful, is a dinner and reception 
of the Fijis of North-western Pennsylvania and South-western 
New York to be held at Warren, Pa., April 20, 1899. The lat- 
ter promises to be a most enjoyable affair from the invitation. 

As indicative (A the spirit of present collegiate conditions and 
the enthusiasm of the alumni of one of our younger qi^^,. 
chapters, the Quarterly deems it worthy to note that hooim om 
at a recent dinner of the Johns Hopkins Chapter, <*•*'*••*■• 
there was subscribed ^1500 for a Chapter House fund. This 
were done spontaneously without solicitation and came from a 
dozen graduates who had been out of college but a comparative- 
ly few years. The chapter has taken hold of the project with 
energy, and will doubtless have a fund several times in excess 
of this sum when it makes up its mind to secure a home. We 
have felt that the only reason half of our chapters did not pos- 
sess homes of their own was the lethargy and laziness of the 
chapters themselves. There is not a chapter of ten years 
standing that could not possess such a house if it but set its 
face to the work and shoulder to the wheel. Our alumni ap- 
preciate present conditions, and the necessities of chapter life, 
and would meet their chapter half way in any project which 
was well grounded and backed by a fair show of earnestness on 
the part of the active men. This we feel is one ot the most ur- 
gent matters commanding our attention. And the growing 
necessities of chapter life render it imperative that steps should 
be taken in many quarters to secure this result As has been 
said ''The only way to success is to succeed. " The only means 


of securing a chapter home is to begin. Have your chapter 
incorporated and place some energetic, active, enthusiastic 
alumnus at the head of the movement. Secure a fund sufficient 
to purchase your site and the rest will be easily accomplished. 

It was a matter of disappointment to the Quarterly that the 
January issue should have appeared over six weeks late. This 
was occasioned partly by the change in the printers and the dif- 
ficulty in providing for all of the contingencies as they arose, 
but mainly by reason of the fact that the illustrations to be used 
in the issue, while ordered in ample time, were delayed for 
weeks by the New York printers and were not in the publisher's 
hands until nearly a month after they were promised. For this 
lapse, the Quarterly begs the indulgence of its readers, and 
assures them that no efiort will be omitted to bring forth future 
issues approximately on time. 

The Secretary at the Indiana state convention desires us to 
announce that in reporting the slate recommended by that 
meeting for the next board of Archons, that he neglected to in- 
clude the name of Brother Wm. £. Gard, the present secretary, 
who was endorsed for re-election. 

Brother T. A. Vernon desires to secure Volumes 7, 8, 9, 10, 
XX and 12 of the Phi Gamma Delta Jarunal and Phi Gamma 
Delta Quarterly. Any brother possessing any or all of these 
will find a purchaser by addressing him upon this subject. 

The general secretary of the fraternity is desirous of securing 
for the completion of the fraternity's files the following volumes 
and numbers of the ♦ T A Journal and Quarterly : Vols. I, 
II, III, V, VI, VII, VIII and IX. Any brothers able to sup- 
ply these will confer a favor upon the fraternity and upon Bro. 
Gard by communicating with him, as it is extremely desirous 
that the archives of the fraternity be completed by the addition 
ot these volumes. 


day there was held in the chapter rooms, an important meeting of the 
Fowler Trust Association, and in the evening occurred our annual 
banquet at the New Haven House. In the absence of Dr. John Clark 
Ridpath, who was to have been toastmaster. Brother W. E. Gard pre- 
sided. It was unfortunate that we could not have Dr. Ridpath with us, 
but his place was most acceptably filled by Brother Gard. In every way 
the banquet was a great success. The menu was beyond reproach, and after 
feasting upon the luxuries of the season, we were treated to a feast of 
wit and humor such as is seldom heard. Even our genial Brother 
Vernon outdid himself and made a splendid speech, such as will never 
be forgotten by any of the brothers. And our distinguished brother 
Fabius M. Clarke, also. But it would be impossible to mention the 
merits of the many speakers and so I will confine myself to a list of the 
responses to assigned toasts and those who spoke impromptu. They 
were as follows : 

Address of Welcome Fbanklin H. Hutton. 

Cornell and Yale ♦TA Hon. Samuel S Slateb. 

The Ladies W. R. Adams 

Indiana and^« F A Fabius M. Clarke. 

The City Boy T. Alfred Vernon. 

Our Fraternity as It Is and Its Future Wm. E. Gard. 

College Life Sanford B. Martin. 

Fraternity J. Culver Hartzell. 

Others who spoke were Brothers McSpadden, Watson, Mead, Black 
of Wooster, Roberts of* Amherst, Leonard, Price, Garnett, Swan and 
Wieland. It was very late when we at last prevailed upon ourselves 
to break up the genial gathering, and thus ended one of the most suc- 
cessful banquets the Yale chapter has ever given. 

Yours Very Fraternally, 

Henry O. Price. 

Kappa Nu — ComelL 

At this season Cornell life is distinctly a transition from the bustling 
fall-winter season to the somewhat quieter, thoroughly enjoyable 
spring season. The mid-year gayety event — junior week — is a thing 
of the past while preparations for senior week have begun to attract 
attention. Athletically, the crew, base ball, lacrosse and track teams, 
although of great promise, are yet to be tried. 

In the absence of President- Schurman, as Chairman of the Philippine 
Commission, Professor Crane, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sci- 
ences, is most acceptably filling the chair as acting President. 

The new Hall of Chemistry, which is equal in size to Morse Hall of 
Chemistry, is nearly completed as is also the Hydraulic Laboratory, 
%t Triphammer Falls, while New Sage Chapel is completed i^nd in usq. 


From a total active membership of twenty-six, Kappa Nu will lose 
seven by graduation in June. 

Brother Mott, '00, has transferred to Worcester Polytechnic Insti- 
tute, and is now an active member of Pi Iota. Brothers Lord and 
MaUice, who are absent from the University this year, will probably 
return next year. 

The annual banquet of Kappa Nu will be held at the chapter house, 
April fifteenth. 

The following is a list of the fraternities represented at Cornell in 
order of establishment with date ; whether the chapter owns or rente 
its house ; also the approximate numeric strength of each chapter. 
Inasmuch as Kappa Alj^a will at once rebuild its house, which burned 
last January, that chapter is counted as owning its house. Those 
owning houses are : 

Zeta Psi, 1868, 25 ; Chi Phi, 1868, 15 ; Kappa Alpha, 1869, 22 ; Alpha 
Delta Phi, 1860, 24 ; Phi Kappa Psi, 1869, 22 ; Chi Psi, 1860, 28 ; Delta 
Upsilon, 1860, 24 ; Delta Kappa Epsilon, 1870, 26 ; Theta Delta Chi, 
1870, 24 ; Phi Delta Theta, 1872, 28 ; Psi Upsilon, 1876, 26 ; Phi Gamma 
Delta, 1888, 26; Delta Tau Delta, 1890, 20; Sigma Phi, 1890, 21. 

Those renting houses are : Beta Theta Pi, 1874, 21 ; Alpha Tau 
Omega, 1887, 20; Phi Delta Phi (Law), 1888, 18; Phi Sigma Kappa, 
1889, 17; Delta Chi (Law), 1890, 20; Sigma Chi, 1890, 18; Sigma 
Alpha Epsilon, 1891,17; Delta Phi, 1891, 12; Kappa Sigma, 1892, 18. 

Most Fraternally Tours, 

E. £. Lanfheb. 

Theta Pai — Colgate University. 

The prospects for the coming year are very bright. We indeed have 
already pledged six new men and have every reason to believe that 
this number will be considerably swelled by the end of the school 

Since the last issue of the Quabterlt we have lost Bro. L. J. Smith, 
*00, who was obliged to leave school the early part of the winter term. 

We have been well represented in athletics this winter term, having 
three men on the college basket-ball team : F. S. Ruland, '00, L. D. 
Fosbury, '00, and W. C. Cramp, '00. 

Traixdng for the base-ball season has begun and Bros. Fosbury and 
Cramp are likely candidates. 

J. A. Giles, Union '97, has been tfiaking us a short visit. We en- 
joyed a visit from Frank W. Williams, Colgate '95, during the winter 

Bros. Greenfield, '02, and Bingham, '02, represent us on the glee 
club and Bro. Williams, '02, on the mandolin club. 

Wishing all the sister chapters success, I repifkin, fraternally, 

P»milton, N. ¥• 


Nu Epsilon — New York University. 

At the beginning of the year, the chapter started with five brothers 
and the future of Nu Epsilon looked dubious, considering the large 
number of active men of other fraternities at the University. But 
from out of the dark and gloom came a ray of light— four brothers 
from Upsilon and one, the well known Bro. F. E. Krug, from Sigma 
Deuteron, appeared. With ten Fijis the rushing season began. The 
success of those brothers is shown by seven excellent initiates who are 
true in heart and loyal in spirit to « F A. They are Chas. W.Walker, 
'02, Rye, N. Y.; Stanley L. Wilcox, '02, Brooklyn, N. Y; William H. 
Wildey, '02, N. Y. City; John W. Slawson, '02, N. Y. City; Llewellyn 
Hobbs, '01, Jersey City, N. J.; Edward Frankel, '01, N. Y. City; Lewis 
R. Johnson, '02, N. Y. City. 

Bro. W. Boyer is one of the best debators in the University and is 
to represent N. Y. U. against Rutgers College in a coming debate next 

In athletics we are well represented. Bro. Slawson was full-back on 
the 'Varsity team, and Bro. Wildey was quarter-back on the freshman 
team. Bro. Smith is the crack hurdler of the University, being a 
member of the N. Y. Athletic club, and has the proud distinction of 
being the champion all-around athlete of N. Y. U. last year. 

Bros. Boyer and Hobbs caught and pitched respectively on the 
sophomore team and both have bright prospects of making the 'Varsity 
this spring. 

Bro. Stengel is on the sophomore relay team while Bro. Wilcox is 
on the freshman gymnastic team. Bro. Stockell is president of his 
class and Bro. Wilcox is poet of the freshman class. Bro. Adey holds 
a prominent position on the board of the 1900 annual. Bro. Frankel 
is our representative on the glee club. 

And just one more thing. The chapter house is in very good con- 
dition, several brothers living in it and all Fijis are heartily welcome. 

Before dosing we cannot forget Bros. Voislawsky and Greanelle, 
who worked most zealously for the welfare of their chapter. 

Bro. Vernon, N A, '75, has in many ways shown, his ever-present 
generosity by gifts to our chapter. 

Hoping that all sister chapters are in a prosperous condition, I am. 

Yours in ♦ r A, 


Beta — University of Pennsylvania. 

Since the January number of the Quarterly, in which we introduced 
our initiates up to that time, we have taken in two more men, Bro. 
Oliver Gilpin and Bro. Graves, whom we take pleasure in introducing 
^ the fraternity. This brings Seta's chapter up to ^ men, an4 W^ 


still expect to introduoe several more men before the close of the term. 

On February 16th, Beta held her annual dinner at the University 
Club. The chapter was present in a body and the presence of several 
alumni and visiting Bljis added materially to the success. 

Brother Spotswood, who is now in Fhila., is a regular attendant at 
our meetings and takes a very gratifying interest in chapter as well as 
fraternity affairs. 

It is with great pleasure that we see the cuts in the January number 

of the QUABTEKLY and read the bright prospects of the new chapter in 

the account of the installation by Bro. Lawler, and to Liamda Nu 

we extend our heartiest greetings and good wishes. 

fVaternally Yours, 

Albeeit B. Dissel. 
*T A House, 3604 Walnut St. 

Sigma Deuteron — Lafayette. 

It is with great pleasure that we introduce to you John G. Chalmers, 
'01, of Delancey, N. Y. He is tackle on our foot bal] team and made 
an excellent record for himself last fall. Brother Bacon has been gain- 
ing honors for himself and the chapter during the winter, by being a 
member of the gymnasium team. 

At the section convention held at Bethlehem, on Feb.l8, several mem- 
bers of the chapter were present, and remained over until evening for 
the banquet, spending a very enjoyable, as well as profitable afternoon 
and evening with the brothers from the other chapters. Brother Piatt 
was chosen secretary, and consequently was able to give those of us, 
who were not able to be there, a very good account of the happenings 
of the convention. 

The spring is opening up, and base ball and track athletics are the 
sports of the hour. We hope to be able to give a good account of 
ourselves through both teams. 

We have lost brothers Pollock and Minty, who have left college. We 
hope to see brother Minty back, however, as he was obliged to leave 
on account of his father's illness. Yours Fraternally, 

Harry Butter. 

Gamma Phi — State College. 

Our present condition is very prosperous and the outlook for the 
future is also brilliant. We have initiated two men this year. The lat- 
ter, Bro. Hoover, has taken a very energetic interest in fraternity affairs 
and has proven himself a genuine Fiji. Bro. McKasky, '96, is with us 
at present having just been mustered out from his regiment, the 3rd 
Pennsylvania. Bro. McKasky is taking a Ph. D. in biology. We 
were visited by Bro. Cartwright, '97, during January. Brother Cart- 
wright is a veteran at foot ball« having played his four years in col- 


lege on the 'Varsity. He played a star game for the P. A. G. this year. 
Many of the brothers at other colleges are well acquainted with Bro. 
Cartwright and know what a loyal Fiji he is. Brother Wassell, of 
Bucknell, spent several days with us last month. We were very glad 
to welcome him to our little circle. 

State's base ball team has a somewhat good appearance just at pres- 
ent but we can not tell what material there really is, for many of the 
candidates are freshmen. The basket-ball team seemed to do very well 
on the home grounds, but not so well away from home. Our track team 
does not show up exceedingly well but we have great hopes of doing 
something in that line. We are represented on the La Vie^ the jun- 
ior annual by Bro. Guy ; also by him in the Thespians, our dramatic 

We are very thankful to Brother Vernon for the handsome pictures 
which we received. Wishing prosperity and good luck to the sister 
chapter, I will close. Yours Very Hopefully, in ^ F A, 

Frank Horton Yocum. 

Xi — Gettysburg. 

Once more it is our privilege through the pages of the Quarterlt to 
give our heartiest greetings and best wishes to all brothers in ^ F A. 
At the opening of the term our mystic circle was broken by one of our 
members, Bro. Stifel. leaving college, having entered a course in chem- 
istry at tiie W. U. Pa. Since then another link has been added to our 
chain, and it is with great pleasure we present to the fraternity Bro. 
William Gramp Ney, of Harrisburg, Pa. Bro. Ney has well proven 
himself to be a faithful and loyal Fiji and an honor to the chapter. 

Bro. Imler has been wor^ng very earnestly on the Spectrum^ the 
college annual, of which he is business manager. Bro. Ney, manager 
of the track team, is training the boys for good and successful work. 
FVomhis reports, the prospects of the team are very favorable. The* 
boys are striving to obtain a permanent coach for all college athletics, 
which if obtained will no doubt greatly aid Bro. Ney in the team work. 
Early this year Bro. T. Dinmer Beeber, '74, was appointed Judge of 
the Superior Gourt of Pennsylvania, by Ex-Gov. Hastings. 

While one and another of our alumni are pushed forward in the work 
of their fellow men the hand of death is laid upon others and it is with 
deep sorrow we announce the death of Bro. Henry Louis Baugher, D. 
D., '57. Bro. Baugher was born August 6, 1840. In 1850 he entered 
the Preparatory School of this college and was graduated from the 
collegiate department in 1857. He subsequently filled the positions of 
teacher, Sergeant-at-Arms of the United States House of Representa- 
tivee, and after a theological course the noble calling of minister, and 
a professorship in this college. Very Fraternally Yours, 

WM, MTTT-gP^ jb. 


Beta Mu — ^Johns Hopkins. 

On Saturday night, March 18th, we had one of our bi-monthly smok- 
ers. The affair was a success from every point of view. On this oc- 
casion we invited a number of prospective freshmen. One of the most 
deliiifhtful events of the evening was the singing of Brother Frank J. 
Taylor. Brother Grimes made some excellent selections for his 
grai^iophone. Amusing recitations were given by Brothers Weeks 
and Keidel. In due time a call from the dining room was answered, 
and you may be sure that full Justice was done to the good things pro- 

We exi)ect to have three, if not four, representatives on the lacrosse 
teauL We look forward to have another championship team repre- 
sent the Hopkins. 

The plans for the incorporation of the chapter are progressing rap- 
idly. We soon hope to announce the issue of stock. It looks indeed 
as if our long hoped-for wish of occupying our own house were about 
to come to pass. ~ * 

Our annual banquet held at the chapter house, on the eighteenth of 
February, proved a memorable occasion. It was the eighth anniver- 
sary of the founding of the chapter. 

On the fourteenth of April we hold our next dance. We should en- 
joy seeing any Fiji who can come. 

mie class of '97 is about to place a bronze tablet in Mc€k>y Hall, to 
the memory of brother Henry Plant Shuter. As is well known, broth- 
er Shuter's death was caused by fever contracted at Manila. 

We were recently fortunate in having a visit, though a short one, 
from brother Howe. 

Beta Mu sends greetings to all her sister chapters. 

, Fraternally Yours, 

« r A House, 849 Hamilton Terrace. Chas. G. Gabdbss. 


Rho Chi — Richmond. 

Since our last letter, our old goat has been brought in from the pas- 
tures where he has been peacefully grazing since last October. He per- 
formed good work on Brother Donald L. Boyd, whom we beg to intro- 
duce to the fraternity. Bro. Boyd is a Richmond man, and he will 
bring honor to the Fijis, we feel sure. He has been lat^y eleoted a 
member of the college base ball team. This latest initiate is a brother 
of Whitmell G. Boyd, who, three years ago, was an enthusiastic mem- 
ber of Rho Ghi. On the night of Bro. Boyd's initiation, the chapter^ 
with many of the alumni, had a magnificent banquet at Murphy's Ho- 
tel, which was greatly enjoyed. 

Bro. Ernest Mosby, Rho Ghi, '96, was recently appointed Interne in 
fH^ U. §. I4arin<e Hospital «^t Bpston^ Mass. The appointment was 


made by Dr. F. W. Upehur (a « A O) subject to the approval of the 
Faculty of the Medical GoU^e of Virginia. Glass marks, proficiency 
and general fitness are considered in making the appointment, which 
is regarded as the best within the gift of the Faculty of the M. C. V. 

Bro. J. T. Lawrence, Rho Chi, '96, is a candidate for Common- 
wealth's Attorney of Henrico County, in which this city is located. He 
is making a gallant fight and we hope to inform you later that he has 
swept through the great odds against him and, as Fi}is are wont to do, 
has planted his banners upon the citadel of the enemy. 

Tour scribe was recently elected one of the editors of the MtBBtngtr^ 
our eollege monthly magazine, of which our brother H. M. Fugate is 

The numerical strength of the various fraternity chapters here Is as 
follows : 

Phi Gamma Delta 11 men ; Kappa Alpha, 8 men ; Phi Kappa Sigma, 
11 men ; Kappa Sigma, 8 men, all in good condition. 

As we do not wish to inflict upon our patient readers the ancient and 

original punishment meted out to the Philistines by Sampson, and, 

coupled with the fact that we have no Moses to smite the barren rook 

and draw forth streams of information, we must close, with fraternal 

greetings to our sister chapters. 

Yours in « r A, 

ROBT. H. Taixby. 

Zeta Deuteron — Washington and Lee. 

We are in the midst of the intermediate examinations at Washing- 
ton and Lee, but take time to send a short note to the Quabtbrly. 

The action of the last convention in adopting the new constitution 
met with the hearty approval of the whole chapter, and we look for- 
ward to increased prosperity under the new form of government. 

Our meetings this session have been unusually pleasant. We have 
four of the beet musicians in college, brothers Anschutz, McPheeters, 
Sloan and Glasgow, who form the quartette at the regular Wednesday 
morning exercises at chapel, and we make night hideous to any who 
may be trying to sleep in the near neighborhood of our chapter room. 

We have been well represented in the college athletics this year. 
Bro. MePheeters distinguished himself at right end on the foot ball 
team and Bro. Sloan was captain of the second team. We expect to 
have one man on the base ball team and one or two on one of the' 
boat crews. Bro. Sloan is president of the athletic association and 
Bro. Ansdiutz one of the members. Bro. Sloan is also on the editor- 
ial board of the Southern CoUegian and of our annual, the Cafy%. 

Our prospeoie for next year look very bright and we already have 
several goats in view. 

Fraternally Yours, 

R. w. flodbnoy, Jb. 


Delta Deuteron — Hampden-S}rdney College. 

Although Delta Deuteron has not been heard from through these 
pages for some time, she has not been idle so far as work is conoemed. 
Only three of our men returned this year but, since the beginning of 
the session, the membership has been doubled, and we are glad to in- 
troduce to the fraternity the new Brothers, T. J. Goode, of Sklpwith, 
Va., and W. C. Bell, of Milnesyille, Va. Brother W. C. Campbell 
comes to us as a transfer from Beta Deuteron. 

As for further initiations this year, the remaining new men have 
been weighed in the balance and found wanting. The freshman class 
was almost entirely lacking in fraternity material and none of the 
seven fraternities here have taken in their usual quota of men. So we 
shall most likely make no more initiations but will devote the rest of 
the year to fostering our fraternity spirit and getting in shape for a 
good rushing season next year. 

We are holding our own in the matter of colleire honors, and have 
representatives in nearly every department of college life. The rib- 
bon societies occupy an especially important position here and Bro. 
Hart wears the badge of three out of four of them. Bro. Goode play- 
ed on the best foot ball team we have had for some years and we are 
also represented on the staffs of the annual and magazine. 

The following is a list of the fraternities at Hampden-Sidney with a 
statement of their numbers : Kappa Sigma, 8 ; Phi Kappa Psi, 8; 
Sigma Chi, 6; Beta Theta Pi, 6; Pi Kappa Alpha,?; Chi Phi, 5. 

Fraternally Yours, 

W. C. Bell. 

Beta Deuteron — Roanoke. 

Beta Deuteron has taken a progressive step, and moved from its 
small, but cozy quarters to a much larger and finer looking building. 
We have the entire house, yet it can hardly be called a chapter house, 
although it is a move towards it. The house has a store room beneath 
our chapter rooms, which number five. Our rooms are nicely furnish- 
ed, having a smoking and a reading room. The store room be- 
low has been turned into a dancing hall and we expect to have many 
an enjoyable dance there in the future. 

Before we moved to our new rooms, the goat was once more led out, 
and it is with the greatest pleasure that we introduce to the fraternity 
Brother M. D. McBride, ^OSL We were not in our new quarters long, 
before the goat was refreshed again, and introduced to the fraternity 
Brothers Walter C. Boesh, »01, N. C, and Clyde P. Miller, »a2, W. 
Va., all worthy to be called Fijis. The other fraternities in the college 
are n K A and 2 X. n K A has ten members and 2 X, nine. The 
n K A chapter is composed of men taken entirely from the lower classes 
in the college. 


made by Dr. F. W. Upehur (a « A O) subject to the approval of the 
Faculty of the Medical GoU^^ of Virginia. Class marks, proflcieooy 
and general fitness are considered in making the appointment, idiich 
is regarded as the best within the gift of the Faculty of the M. C. V. 

Bro. J. T. Lawrence, Rho Chi, '96, is a candidate for Common- 
wealth's Attorney of Henrico County, in which this city is located. He 
is making a gallant fight and we hope to inform you later that he has 
swept through the great odds against him and, as Fi}is are wont to do, 
has planted his banners upon the citadel of the enemy. 

Tour scribe was recently elected one of the editors of the MesMtngtr^ 
our college monthly magazine, of which our brother H. M. Fugate is 

The numerical strength of the various fraternity chapters here is as 
follows : 

Phi Gamma Delta 11 men ; Kappa Alpha, 8 men ; Phi Kappa Sigma, 
11 men ; Kappa Sigma, 8 men, all in good condition. 

As we do not wish to inflict upon our patient readers the ancient and 
original punishment meted out to the Philistines by Sampson, and, 
coupled with the fact that we have no Moses to smite the barren rook 
and draw forth streams of information, we must close, with fraternal 
greetings to our sister chapters. 

Yours in « r A, 

ROBT. H. Taixby. 

Zeta Deuteron — Washington and Lee. 

We are in the midst of the intermediate examinations at Washing- 
ton and Lee, but take time to send a short note to the Quabtbrly. 

The action of the last convention in adopting the new eonstitutipn 
met with the hearty approval of the whole chapter, and we look for- 
ward to increased prosperity under the new form of government. 

Our meetings this session have been unusually pleanant. We have 
four of the best musicians in college, brothers Anschutz, MdPheeters, 
Sloan and Glasgow, who form the quartette at the regular Wednesday 
morning exercises at chapel, and we make night hideous to any who 
may be trying to sleep in the near neighborhood of our chapter room. 

We have been well represented in the college athletics this year. 
Bro. MdPheeters distinguished himself at right end on the foot ball 
team and Bro. Sloan was captain of the second team. We expect to 
have one man on the base ball team and one or two on one of the 
boat crews. Bro. Sloan is president of the athletic association and 
Bro. Anschutz one of the members. Bro. Sloan is also on the editor- 
ial board of the Southern CoUegian and of our annual, the Caiyx. 

Our prospects for next year look very bright and we already have 
several goats in view. 

Fraternally Yours, 

R. W. Floubnoy, Jb. 


Stettbenville, Ohio., both of whom were ''swung" in December. 
Brother Whelan played quarter-back on the 'Varsity foot ball team 
this season. 

Alpha is exceedingly well represented in the freshman class this 
year, having six men. 

We have been visited by some of our alumni lately and we take this 
opportunity to say to all members of Phi Gamma Delta that we sin- 
cerely hope that whenever they are in our vicinity thay will not fail 
to come and see us, for it is a great inspiration to the younger mem- 
bers to know that even the old men are watching and taking an inter- 
est in them. 

The sad news of the death of Brother Benjamin F. Ray has just 
reached us. He died in Southern California on the first day of 'March. 
Bro. Ray graduated from Jefferson College in the class of *4B. Until 
shortly before his death, Brother Ray had been living in Chicago. 

We received not long ago a circular from Pi chapter giving a glor- 
ious account of their prosperity and it gives us great pleasure to 
notice that the wearers of the purple and the diamond have carried off 
many of the honors of the college. We would like to compliment the 
brothers of Pi on their plan of keeping the alumni in touch with the 
active members. 

We are making some changes in our house and thereby improving 
it greatly, giving us more room, also we are refurnishing part it. 

In Washington and Jefferson Phi Gamma Delta comes in contact 
with six fraternities namely: Beta Theta Pi, Phi Kappa Psi, Phi 
Kappa Sigma, Phi Delta Theta, Delta Tau Delta, Kappa Sigma. All 
of the fraternities are in a prosperous condition at present ; beside 
ourselves three others have houses; Beta Theta Pi, Phi Kappa Psi, 
Phi Kappa Sigma, and Delta Tau Delta will go into one April first 

The numerical standing is as follows : B 6 n, 16 ; ^ A 6, 16 ; A T A, 14; 
K X, 16; « K i', 16; « K Z, 16; « F A, 16. 

Yours in « r A, 

Fbedeeuck H. Hill. 

i — Allegheny. 

Once more Pi Chapter is glad to extend hearty good wishes to her 
sister chapters in Phi Gamma Delta, and to our splendid fraternity 
journal. As to ourselves, the chapter is in excellent condition and, we 
think, easily able to cope with our rivals. In our field we meet^ K % 
^ A O and Z A B. From our point of view, we consider ^ A O the 
strongest of the three at present. They have a house and a member- 
ship of eighteen. ^ K i^ is next having twelve men, but not occupying a 
house. Z A B has always taken very low rank here. They rent a 
house, and have a roll of fourteen. Pi Chapter has now fifteen men. 

A few weeks ago we pledged Homer Lamont Clark, of Foxburg, Pa. 


In the fall term, brother Clark outranked all the other students of the 
Preparatory School, and is a fine fellow in every respect. 

Brother Hart has been elected president of the college oratorical as- 
sociation. Brother Paul Eaton recently completed a term as president 
of Philo-Franklin Literary Society ; and Brother Sturtevant now holds 
the same office. 

Brothers Hammon and Davis are members of the Kaidnm board, 
and brother Matteson has been re-elected to the board oiVt^ AlUghtny 
LUtrory Monthly, 

On the evening of March 3, the chapter entertained its friends at a 
pleasant informal party. 

We have received delightful calls from Brother Wm. F. Chamberlin, 
of Lambda chapter, and Brother John L. Danforth, '93, of Pi. 

Not long ago the chapter sent circular letters to all its alumni mem- 
bers, telling them of our circumstances and asking news of themselves. 
So far as we are able to judge, these letters have been very successful. 
Many of the alumni have responded and their replies have been a de- 
light and an inspiration, besides containing much valuable infbrma- 

A number of active-chapter men are planning to attend a dinner to 
be given by the alumni of this section in some near-by town, during 
the spring. We feel that much might be gained frcmi such a meeting. 

The condition of athletics in Allegheny is very gratifying. Our 
basket-ball team is easily the best in this section and so far has beaten 
every team that it has met. Base ball practice is being actively car- 
red on, with the prospect of our having this year the strongest team in 
the history of the college. Brothers Hammon and Chapin are prac- 
tically certain of positions on the team. 

We are constancy being reminded of Brother Vernon's generosity 
and fraternal spirit. He may be assured that the chapter truly ap- 
preciates his latest gift of a number of newly designed fraternity 

With sincerest good wishes for all the brothers of * F A. 

Yours Very Fraternally, 

♦ r A Place. Frank L. Matteson. 

Theta Deuteron — Ohio Wealeyan University. 

Although the term Just past has brought no new men to C^o Wes- 
leyan whom we deemed worthy of the purple, we fsel that we are grow- 
ing stronger in spirit if not in numbers. We have Just initiated and 
wish to introduce to the fraternity at large, Bro. Earle Edwards, of 
Laipsic, O., who has been pledged to us since the beginning of the col- 
lege year and whom we have learned to regard more highly as each 
month has passed by. We have now a very strong chapter of initiated 
men with four men pledged in the preparatory department. 


It is with much joy that we announce the return of Bro. Claud Priddy, 
from DePauw, where he attended during the fall term ; but it is with 
equal sorrow that we mention the fact that he has left us again for 
California, where he will probably remain for some time. We also 
regret to announce that Bro. J. Alex. Sloan is not with us this term, 
having taken out enough work to obtain his degree. Bro. Sloan has 
been for some time one of the strongest ail-round athletes of Ohio Wes- 
leyan and was captain of the college basket-ball team last term. 
Ohio Weeleyan's outlook for a prosperous base ball season is very 
good. Bro. S. S. Blair as manager of the team has arranged an ex- 
cellent schedule of dates, and our chapter hopes to be well represented 
on the team. 

Several brothers have lately received letters from Bro. Morris W. 
Ehnes, who left us last summer to take up missionary work at Umtali, 
Rodeeia, South Africa. We hope that he is doing as well making 
friends on the Dark Continent as he did In America, and Theta Deut- 
eron's best wishes are ever with him. 

Theta Deuteron has been royally received twice within the past term, 
once by her honored alumnus, Judge Freshwater, at his residence on 
North Washington Street, and again by Bro. W. D. Thomson, at the 
home of his parents. Both of these receptions made the chain that 
binds us stronger ; and we are sure that Theta Deuteron is moving on 
to a higher plane of fraternity life than has ever been seen in C^o 
Wesleyan before. 

With most sincere wishes for the success of the fraternity, I am 

Very Fraternally, 

£lias U. Ayb. 

Omicron Deuteron — Ohio State. 

From Central Ohio, we send greeting to the Quarterly and to the 

We present to you six new Fijis and two old ones, all of whom we 
have received into our chapter since the opening of college. They are: 
George H. Shepherd, Dayton; Howard H. Webster, Dayton; John D. 
Poorman, St. Paris, O.; Samuel Stark, Tunkhannock, Pa.; Harold H. 
McLaughlin, Columbus, O.; Frank C. Amos, Sidney, O., formerly of 
Wooster; and Harry L. Doud, formerly of Ohio Wesleyan. We 
have also initiated Nathan Kingsbury, formerly of Chicago. Bro. 
Kingsbury has been a help and inspiration to us all, and we are sure 
will make as good a Fiji as he is a man. 

Bros. Blair and Williams, of O. W. U., have also been with us 
We have also greeted several wandering Fijis who have returned 
from the war, among them Bro. Bask, of Minnesota chapter. Among 
our guests has been Bro. Hannum, who is stationed as a missionary 
in India. With Best Wishes, 

C. G. McLaughlin. 


In the fall term, brother Clark outranked all the other students of the 
Preparatory School, and is a fine fellow in every respect. 

Brother Hart has been elected president of the college oratorical as- 
sociation. Brother Paul Eaton recently completed a term as president 
of Philo-Franklin Literary Society ; and Brother Sturtevant now holds 
the sameoflOoe. 

Brothers Hammon and Davis are members of the Kaldran board, 
and brother Matteson has been re-elected to the board of the Allegheny 
Literary Monthly . 

On the evening of March 3, the chapter entertained its friends at a 
pleasant informal party. 

We have received delightful calls from Brother Wm. F. Chamberlin, 
of Lambda chapter, and Brother John L. Danforth, '03, of Pi. 

Not long ago the chapter sent circular letters to all its alumni mem- 
bers, telling them of our circumstances and asking news of themselves. 
So far as we are able to judge, these letters have been very successful. 
Many of the alumni have responded and their replies have been a de- 
light and an inspiration, besides containing much valuable informa- 

A number of active-chapter men are planning to attend a dinner to 
be given by the alumni of this section in some near-by town, during 
the spring. We feel that much might be gained from such a meeting. 

The condition of athletics in Allegheny is very gratifying. Our 
basket-ball team is easily the best in this section and so far has beaten 
every team that it has met. Base ball practice is being actively car^ 
red on, with the prospect of our having this year the strongest team in 
the history of the college. Brothers Hammon and Chapin are prac- 
tically certain of positions on the team. 

We are constantly being reminded of Brother Vernon's generosity 
and fraternal spirit. He may be assured that the chapter truly ap- 
preciates his latest gift of a number of newly designed fraternity 

With sincerest good wishes for all the brothers of 4^ r A. 

Yours Very Fraternally, 

4^ r A Place. Frank L. Matteson. 

Theta Deuteron — Ohio Wesleyan University. 

Althouc^ the term just past has brought no new men to <^o Wes- 
leyan whom we deemed worthy of the purple, we f6el that we are grow- 
ing stronger in spirit if not in numbers. We have just initiated and 
wish to introduce to the fraternity at large, Bro. Earle Edwards, of 
Leipsic, O., who has been pledged to us since the beginning of the col- 
lege year and whom we have learned to regard more highly as each 
month has passed by. We have now a very strong chapter of initiated 
men with four men pledged in the preparatory department. 


Tau — Hanover. 

Although we have not initiated any new men since the beginning of 
the college year, we now enroll thirteen members. Sigma Chi enrolls 
eleven active members, Beta Theta Pi, ten; Phi Delta Theta, eight. 

The old superstitious idea that thirteen is an unlucky number was 
strangely disproved a few nights ago, when the inter-society contest 
was won by members of the chapter, Brother Hemminger, as declaim- 
er and Brother Scott, as orator, saved the day for Philalathean Society 
by coming out victorious. Four out of six contests have gone to 
"Philal" and Phi Gamma Delta has always been a prominent factor 
in her success. 

Bro. Grahm, who recently left college for the Sunny South, is very 
sick with fever and our hearts go out in sympathy for him in his suf- 
fering and hope that the fraternity may not be called to mourn the 
loss of another one of its brothers. 

Bro. Sehlbrede, '92, is here delivering a course of lectures on 
** Wittenberg and Luther." 

Hoping that we may be able to report more success to our chapter 
in our next letter. 

I am most Fraternally Yours, 

ViaaiL SooTT. 

Mu — University of Wisconsin. 

Since the last letter to the Quarterly several changes have taken 
place in the chapter. Bro. £. B. Copeland, who held an honorary 
fellowship in the University, has accepted a position as proftesor of 
Botany in the Chico Normal School. Bro. H. J. Peele has returned 
to college, after an absence of a year and will play foot-ball next fall. 
We have initiated another brother since our last letter and take pleas- 
ure in introducing to the fraternity, G. J Hansen, of Milwaukee. 

The social function of the year was the Junior Promenade, Feb. 10. 
The chapter entertained its out-of-town guests with a dancing party on 
the following evening. 

Bro. Hager, '97, spent a couple of weeks with the chapter in Feb. 
Bro. £. K. Barnes has returned from Denver and is now the junior 
partner in one of Madison's leading business houses. Bro. Gutohes, 
Denison '93, recently paid us a visit. Bro. Howland, who was a cap- 
tain in the 4th Wisconsin, has returned with his regiment and is at 
present located in Madison. The engagement of Bro. Brewer and Miss 
Brownell has been announced. Miss Brownell is a sister of Bro. 
George W. Brownell, '98. 

The brothers are looking forward to the section convention, to be 
held here on the 14th and 15th of April. We hope to see as many 
brothers from the other chapters as possible. 

The fraternities at Wisconsin may be arranged in groups according 


I their standing. The chapters are not arranged according to their 
cellenoe within the groups, as this would be practically impossible, 
I some exoell in one line, and others exoell in some other line : X 4^ 
; «r A, 26; « AG, 26; 4^ T, 30; B OH, 27; « K 4^, 21; AT, 20; SAX, 22; 
X, 17; ATA, 18; ^P B, 13; K2, 14. * A« is represented in the law school 
id ^ B K in the academic department. The sororities are in order of 
tablisbment K K r, A r, r « B, K A 8, n B «, A «, A A A. 
Wishing the chapters every success, I am 

Very Fraternally Yours, 

Fbed Hammond. Hatton. 

Mu Sigma — Minnesota. 

life at the "U" for the winter term was unusually exciting. There 
ere several indoor meets for the all-around championship of the 
'niversity. Much intersst was taken in these meets and the number of 
Qteries was large. There was also an indoor inter-scholastic meet in 
hich the High Schools of St. Paul, Minneapolis and Stillwater took 
art, St. Paul winning first place by a narrow margin. A base ball 
age has been put in the armory and there are many candidates out 
ally. Until Lent put a stop to the social gaieties there was much 
oing on in society circles, the big event of the year being the junior 
all which was held on the evening of B^b. 13. There were many 
*atemity parties during the term, some formal and some informal. 

The glee and mandolin clubs have just returned from a very success- 
il trip in the southern part of the state. We were represented by 
(ro. W. Kinyon in the mandolin club. 

Bro. Chambers was secretary of the junior ball association; Bros, 
(rown and Smith are on the senior prom, committee; Bro. Kenneddy 
'as recently elected manager of the track team and Bro. Kinyon was 
measurer of the mandolin club. 

We were recently honored by visits from Bro. Gordon, of Cornell, 
(ro. Peele, of Wisconsin, and Bro. Cosgrove, ex- '96, U. of M. 

We are indebted to Bro. T. Alfred Vernon for the works of art 
hich he sent us; they greatly improve the appearance of our rooms. 


W. F. Odell. 

Gamma Deuteron — Knox. 

Another college year is almost gone and seniors everywhere are, I 
appose, beginning to make up lost work preparatory to the oom- 
tenoement *'i)erformance" in June. Gamma Deuteron is especially 
»rtunate this year in that she loses only one man by graduation, 
rother Harvey H. Boggs, and, frpm the present outlook, only on^ 



This year at Knox has been a most suooessful one both for the college 
and the chapters and although our chapter roll has been comparative- 
ly small, we have managed to keep up the fraternity spirit and fieel 
that the year has been, so far, a decided success. 

We have lately received visits from several of our alumni, Brothers 
John B. Selander, Fred H. Slayton, Ghas. B. Peck and Edwin Rodge, 
the last named having returned for graduate work in Latin. These 
visits from our alumni are always times of rejoicing for we think 
nothing can stir up our chapter as much as a good talk from one of 
these battle-scarred veterans. 

On the twenty-fourth of February occurred the Annual Knox Pan- 
Hellenic Promenade, and as this is the event of the year, in a social 
way, at Knox, no trouble was spared to make it a grand success, 
which it surely was in every way, not to mention financially. 

Knox is soon to be honored by the visit here of Dr. Watson, better 
known {lerhape as Ian MacLaren. This is Dr. Watson's second visit 
to our college and we feel especially honored as he is on his way to 
California and siieaks only at Yale and Knox. President Finley saw 
him in New York and, finding that he would reach Galesburg on Sun- 
day, Dr. Watson offered to stop over and preach to the Knox students 
on Sunday, March 26. 

Our active chapter now numbers nine, and we have one other pledged. 
Although this seems like a small number compared with sixteen of 
last year yet we have no reason to complain and feel that we are still 
at the head of the procession. The other fraternities represented at 
Knox are Phi Delta Theta, with an active chapter of nineteen men, 
and Beta Theta Pi, whose active list numbers fourteen, and right here 
I would add that Phi Gamma Delta has not lost a man to either of 
these, in fact only two men in four years, and has taken her pick of 
what she wanted. 

Phi Delta Theta seems to us to be much stronger this year than 
Beta Theta Pi, although the latter have rented a house. 

Most Fraternally, 

Gamma Deuteron, Knox. Harry H. Bogos, 

Chi Iota — University of Illinois. 

Phi Gamma Delta at Illinois has made a healthy progress since the 
last chapter letter. The brothers are becoming more and more filled 
with the true fraternal spirit, and the rich new blood which has been 
infused into our veins has quickened our energies. We take great 
pleasure in introducing to the fraternity at large, the following new 
brothers : C. W. Hughes, *00, C. W. Norton, »01, B. W. Hicks, »01, 
J. K. Lotz, '01, and W. C. Findley, '01. Brother Lotz played center- 
field on the '98 'Varsity and is certain of holding his position this year. 
We also have three pledged freshmen whom we expect to initiate next 


Two brothers, both charter members, have left us during the past 
term for other duties. Brother G. F. Arps, '99, has accepted a posi- 
tion as instructor in science in the Tuscola high school and Brother 
R. C. Bryant, '00, has taken up the study of forestry at Cornell. Their 
places will be hard to fill. 

January 28th, the Illinois Beta Chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon was 
established here with eighteen members. They are a strong body of 
men and probably ¥rill have an important influence in Uniyersity af- 

The foot-ball season was not so successful as we had hoped, owing 
to the large number of inexperienced men upon the team. Next year, 
however, most of the old team will be back and we will expect far better 
results. Chi Iota had two representatives upon the 'Varsity. 

The base ball campaign promises to be a brilliant one. Most of the 
old men are back and besides, there is an abundance of good new ma- 
terial which is being developed rapidly. The pitching department is 
particularly strong. Games with Qiicago, Michigan, Wisconsin, and 
Northwestern are included in the schedule. 

Tlie University itself is in a prosperous condition, there is an in- 
creased enrollment in all departments. A generous appropriation is 
expected from the state legislature, which will enable the University to 
enlarge its work materially. 

Chi Iota has been represented in all of the important University af- 
fairs during the year. She has given several parties which have been 
voted delightful by the privileged ones. The anniversary of the instal- 
lation of the chapter was celebriEkted with a stag banquet at which Broth- 
er* Elinley, Dean of the College of Literature and Arte, was present 
and gave us some valuable advice. 

The 1900 IlUoy Brother F. D. Francis, editor, will make its appear- 
ance about the middle of April. 

Any wandering Fiji will find a warm welcome at Chi Iota,, if he will 
make himself known at our halls in Champaign. 

With best wishes to the sister chapters, I am, 

Most Fraternally Yours, 

W. G. Palbocr. 

Lambda Nu — Nebraska. 

Lambda Nu greets her sister chapters for the first time through the 
QuABTEiKLY, andwishes them all continued success. 

Since ^ r A entered Nebraska, A T has placed a chapter here, which 
begins her career under favorable circumstances. 

There has been but little new fraternity material this year, and some 
of the Maternities seem to be rather uneasy as to the future. Certain 
chapters have pledged juniors and seniors in the high schools. 

The following is a list of fraternities with the number of members in 


This year at Knox has been a most successful one both for the college 
and the chapters and although our chapter roll has been comparative- 
ly small, we have managed to keep up the fraternity spirit and feel 
that the year has been, so far, a decided success. 

We have lately received visits from several of our alumni, Brothers 
John B. Selander, Fred H. Slayton, Chas. B. Peck and Edwin Bodge, 
the last named having returned for graduate work in Latin. These 
visits from our alumni are always times of rejoicing for we think 
nothing can stir up our chapter as much as a good talk from one of 
these battle-scarred veterans. 

On the twenty-fourth of February occurred the Annual Knox Pan- 
Hellenic Promenade, and as this is the event of the year, in a social 
way, at Knox, no trouble was spared to make it a grand success, 
which it surely was in every way, not to mention financially. 

Knox is soon to be honored by the visit here of Dr. Watson, better 
known iierhaps as Ian MacLaren. This is Dr. Watson's second visit 
to our college and we feel especially honored as he is on his way to 
California and siieaks only at Yale and Knox. President Finley saw 
him in New York and, finding that he would reach Galesburg on Sun- 
day, Dr. Watson offered to stop over and preach to the Knox students 
on Sunday, March 26. 

Our active chapter now numbers nine, and we have one other pledged. 
Although this seems like a small niunber compared with sixteen of 
last year yet we have no reason to complain and feel that we are still 
at the head of the procession. The other fraternities represented at 
Knox are Phi Delta Theta, with an active chapter of nineteen men, 
and Beta Theta Pi, whose active list numbers fourteen, and right here 
I would add that Phi Gamma Delta has not lost a man to either of 
these, in fact only two men in four years, and has taken her pick of 
what she wanted. 

Phi Delta Theta seems to us to be much stronger this year than 
Beta Theta Pi, although the latter have rented a house. 

Most Fraternally, 

Gamma Deuteron, Knox. Harry H. Bogos, 

Chi Iota — University of Illinois. 

Phi Gamma Delta at Illinois has made a healthy progress since the 
last chapter letter. The brothers are becoming more and more filled 
with the true fraternal spirit, and the rich new blood which has been 
infused into our veins has quickened our energies. We take great 
pleasure in introducing to the fraternity at large, the following new 
brothers : C. W. Hughes, *00, C. W. Norton, »01, B. W. Hicks, '01, 
J. R. Lotz, '01, and W. C. Findley, '01. Brother Lotz played center- 
field on the '98 'Varsity and is certain of holding his position this year. 
We also have three pledged freshmen whom we expect to initiate next 


Two brothers, both charter members, have left us during the past 
term for other duties. Brother G. F. Arps, '99, has accepted a posi- 
tion as instructor in science in the Tuscola high school and Brother 
R. C. Bryant, '00, has taken up the study of forestry at Cornell. Their 
places will be hard to fill. 

January 28th, the Illinois Beta Chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon was 
established here ¥rith eighteen members. They are a strong body of 
men and probably ¥rill have an important influence in University af- 

The foot-ball season was not so successful as we had hoped, owing 
to the large number of inexperienced men upon the team. Next year, 
however, most of the old team will be back and we ¥rill expect far better 
results. Chi Iota had two representatives upon the 'Varsity. 

The base ball campaign promises to be a brilliant one. Most of the 
old men are back and besides, there is an abundance of good new ma- 
terial which is being developed rapidly. The pitching department is 
particularly strong. Games with Chicago, Michigan, Wisconsin, and 
Northwestern are included in the schedule. 

Tlie University itself is in a prosperous condition, there is an in- 
creased enrollment in all departments. A generous appropriation is 
expected from the state legislature, which will enable the University to 
enlarge its work materially. 

Chi Iota has been represented in all of the important University af- 
fairs during the year. She has given several parties which have been 
voted delightful by the privileged ones. The anniversary of the instal- 
lation of the chapter was celebrated ¥rith a stag banquet at which Broth- 
er* Elinley, Dean of the College of Literature and Arte, was present 
and gave us some valuable advice. 

The 1900 lUio^ Brother F. D. Francis, editor, will make its appear- 
ance about the middle of April. 

Any wandering Fiji will find a warm welcome at Chi Iota,, if he will 
make himself known at our halls in Champaign. 

With best wishes to the sister chapters, I am, 

Most Fraternally Yours, 

W. G. Falbocr. 

Lambda Nu — Nebraska. 

Lambda Nu greets her sister chapters for the first time through the 
QUABTEiKLY, and wishes them all continued success. 

Since ^ r A entered Nebraska, A T has placed a chapter here, which 
begins her career under favorable circumstances. 

There has been but little new fraternity material this year, and some 
of the Maternities seem to be rather uneasy as to the future. Certain 
chapters have pledged juniors and seniors in the high schools. 

The following is a list of fraternities with the number of members in 


each, whioh« r Ameethere: «K ^, 24 ; « A 0, 17; B e n, 18 ; ATA, 20; 
2 A B, 19; A T, 16 ; A T O, 12; 2 X, 16, and K 2, 14. 

There are alto five sooieties :KKr, KAG, HB, AT and AAA; 
the clasB fraternity O N B, the honorary socitieg of 4^ B K and Z I, and 
the law fraternity ^ A^, 

The following fraternities rent chapter houses: 4^ r A, 4^ K ^, « A 6, 
A T A, 2 A B and 2 X. 

Liambda Nu is proud of her new initiates, Brothers William Rankin 
MoGeaohin, '01, and Samuel H. MacDonald, '02. We have pledged 
C. E. Wells, '02. 

The engagement of Bro. Thos. L. Lyons, K N, '91, to Miss Bertie 
Clark, is announced. Prof. Lyons is the only Fiji on the Nebraska 

On Friday, March 17, the chapter give a smoker at the chapter 

Since the beginning of the year Lambda Nu has furnished the busi- 
ness manager of junior annual, president of Pershing Rifles, master 
of ceremonies at junior prommenade and at freshman hop, vice-presi- 
dent freshman class and manager of freshman athletics. We have a 
member on the athletic board, a local editor on the Ndfraskam^ a 
member of the mandolin club. 

We are in receipt of three more frames of Fiji pictures, the present 
of Bro. Vernon. Brother Vernon has presented us, in all, with thir^ 
teen frames of fraternity pictures, for which we take this opportunity 
to express our thanks. 

Fraternally Yours, 

Edward Rosoob Habvet. 

Ztta. Phi— Wm. Jewell. 

Since the opening of the second semester, there has been a decided 
revival among the fraternities at Wm. Jewell. 

Since the closing week of the Christmas holidays Sigma Nu has been 
living in her chapter house ; having recently purchased a spacious, 
well-located but somewhat out-of-date house.^ 

One of the most enjoyable affairs of the season was a 4^ F A reception, 
given by Bro. Wymore, a short time ago. The decorations of the eve- 
ning were strictly in keeping with the occasion. In all a most enjoy- 
able evening was spent and Bro. Wymore has our sincere thanks for 
the delightful manner in which he entertained us. 

We recently initiated into Phi Gamma Delta Brothers Cecil Gray 
and Albert Rowell. Brother Rowell is assistant professor of law, 
taking a prominent part in the literary societies here, and is a student 
of unusual standing. Bro. Gray, the youngest man in the junior 
pl§Q8« Is a pia^ of some distinction in* literary worl;. 


We recently had the pleasure of welooming^ Bro. Fruit, of Nu Chap- 
ter, to the chair of English. 

Owing to the much lamented death of one of our professors, Bro. 
Fruit was also elected to the professorship of Moral Philosophy. 
Bro. Hamilton is professor of physical culture and director of our 
gymnasium. Bro. Parker, an old Zeta Phi, a graduate of Harvard 
University, is our professor of natural sciences. He won some dis- 
tinction as a chemist while there, and served as first assistant for two 
years, filling this capacity with much credit to himself. 

In connection with the above named brothers we might mention the 
fact that our present prosecuting attorney is Bro. T. H. Trimble, who 
was elected by a handsome majority at the last election, over a law- 
yer of state repute as a eriminal attorney, who had held the office for 
three successive terms. 

Since forwarding our last letter several events have taken place in 
the history of Z ^, Perhaps the most important one in which she 
took a prominent part was an amateur opera given here some time 
ago. Among those receiving special mention were Bros. James Miller, 
W. O. Hamilton, M. S. Stone, W. F. Semple and E. W. Stone. Bro. 
S. W. Stone is an old Z 4^, of the class of *91, Bro. Miller is a senior 
with fond hopes of graduating this commencement. Bro. Hamilton is 
a member of the class of '96 and is expecting to take his A. M. degree 
here next year. He is now manager of the first basket ball team. 

Mention also might be made of the gymnasium exhibition given 
several days ago when we were represented by Bros. Hamilton, M. 
S. Stone, J. A. Miller and W. F. Semple. 

We congratulate ourselves on our success at "rushing" this year 
having with but one exception secured all our bids. 

The membership and standing of the fraternities are as follows : 
« r A, 10; K A, 9 ; 2 N, 11 ; K Z, 8. 

We are turning our attention to our annual June banquet, which we 
hope to make the crowning success of the year. Our semi-annual ban- 
quet was a pronounced success in every respect. 

We were glad to have with us lately Bro. W. B. Yancey, a Z ^, of 
'95,'Who is at present cashier of the bank of Armstrong, Mo. 

Hoping to receive a visit from all visiting brothers at any time I am. 

Fraternally Yours, 

W. WiTHttS. 

Nu — BetheL 

We are in the midst of an exceedingly prosperous year in Bethel 
College. Under the vrise management of our new President, we antici- 
pate even greater things for the future, and of course this means bet- 
ter things for Phi Gamma Delta. The attendance in college this year is 
at least one-third greater than that of last year. We are along with 


the best athletics if we accept foot ball as a criterion, having been 
suooeesful in every contest entered ; and Phi Gamma Delia was well 
represented in each game. The college magazine, which had been in 
suspension for about two years, was placed upon a firm basis last 
October, with three of our men on the editorial staff, one of whom was 
editor-in-chief. Now that the base ball season is opening up we an- 
ticipate no hindrance to at least three representatives, and perhaps 
four, from our ranks making the team. Considering the f aet that nine 
of the fourteen members of our fraternity were graduated last June, we 
count ourselves happy to number at the present time eight ai^ve 
members; and often Brothers Martin Edwards, Douglas Winston 
and Sloss Johnson drop in to see us. Six of this number have been 
added since last September, as follows : Y. Rice, M. C. Vick, A. M. 
Thomas, R D. Walker, R S. Edwards and S. H. Tabb. Brothers 
W. B. Wash and H. G. Sparks were with us for a short during last 
term. We hear good things of the brothers who left us last year. 
There are three brothers to leave us in June, but those on whom the 
responsibility will fall, will be prepared and willing to accept it, and 
will represent our interests well among the new men who enter at the 
fall term, carrying on our work satisfactorily. Two members of the 
present faculty are Fijis. *'The Songs of Phi Ganuna Delta" are 
greatly appreciated by the brothers, and are the source of new life 
and greater enthusiasm in our meetings. 

Very Fraternally Yours, 

S. H. Tabb. 

Kappa Tau — University of Tennessee. 

At present Kappa Tau is no stronger in numbers than when we 
made our last report, but ere this letter is read we hope to have ad- 
ded two Fiji to our roll. 

We congratulate ourselves especially in the ranking of our men in 
the military department, for out of the eleven men of the chapter in 
this department, only three are privates and these are all new men 
having entered school last fall. 

^ r A has never failed to take some part in the University athletics, 
and this year Bro. Edmonds, Terry W. L. and Murry vrill represent 
us on the base ball team. With fraternal regards. 

I am Fraternally Yours, 

W. J. MSAOk. 

Tau Alpha — Trinity. 

Little of importance has transpired at Trinity since our last letter. 

Our whole chapter attended the Nu Deuteron banquet in February^ 
We had an excellent time and wish to extend again our thanks to our 
Nu Deuteron brothers for their kindness and hoapltalitY« 


We were very much pleased to receive a visit from Bro. Vernon in 

Brother Bachus, '02, is tnring for the ball team and we hope and 
expect he will get his position. 

The local fraternity I K A have built a large addition on the rear of 
their house and some of them are now living in it. It has been a great 
advantage to them during the rushing season and shows plainly how 
great a drawing card a good chapter house is in obtaining good men. 

With the beet wishes to all our sister chapters and the Quabtebly, 

Fraternally Yours, 

C. S. Smith. 

BeU Chi— Lehigh. 

Beta Chi takes pleasure in once more greeting her sister chapters 
through the Quabterly. Two more new names have been added to 
the roll of Fijis by the initiation of Arthur Garfield Bachman, '02, 
and James Nethermark Donney, '02, both of Lancaster, Pa. We are 
still continuing the good work of ''rushing" as a few good men have 
entered college late in the year, and we hope to introduce two more 
new brothers before the end of the term. 

We were favored some time ago by a short visit from Bro. Vernon 
and his wife, whose initial visit to Bethlehem was greatly appreciated 
by Beta Chi. Bros. Daggett and Gross, '98, manage to tear them- 
selves away from their business in Philadelphia, now and then long 
enough to give us a brief call. Bros. Perley and Edmonston, '98, 
have also been welcome guests at the ever o^n chapter house. Bro. 
Mott, of Cornell, was forced to accept our hospitality for a much 
longer iieriod than he intended during the February blizzard owing to 
the blocking of trains. 

The third annual Ekklessia of Phule IV was an unqualified success, 
though the absence of a number of delegates from Sigma Deuteron 
and Beta chapters rendered the attendance a little small. Bro. Ver- 
non, of Nu Deuteron, Bro. Stier, of Sigma Deuteron, and Bro. Pierce, 
of Beta Chi, were present and their remarks were highly appreciated. 

Our heartiest thanks are due to the brothers of Beta chapter for the 
splendid pictures presented to Beta Chi. 

With best wishes to our sister chapters we remain. 

Yours Very Fraternally, 

W. L. Flemino. 

Delta — Bucknell. 

There are just a dozen of us, and our unity cannot better be explain- 
ed than by the number itself. The infiuence of fraternity life seems to 
nianifest itself now more than ever. That ''get together" spirit which 
/or BO Jong baa been iacidng in Delta seems U> \)e Vq&y%«aNx^l vgl^^w^ 


are gpreatly enoooraged. Probably nothing in our chapter's history 
has done more to bring about this long-desired oonditloiiy than a 
'^Fish Supper'' given April 15, at Shamokin Dam, by the adlTie chap- 
ter to its resident alumni and friends, ^at everybody had a good 
time, goes without saying. Brother Kurtx, '86, our section diiflf and 
QUARTEBLY publisher, found it convenient to leave his ofBoe duties 
and enjoy the feast with us. The prriiminaries for the track team, 
which meets on the Franklin athletic field of U. of Pa«, April 29, re- 
sulted in our having Brother Riemer, '01 (capi. ), and Brother Morris, 
'00 to represent us. Bros. Riemer and Morris ran last year also and 
were a credit to us and the University. We are greatly indebted to 
Brother Vernon for the calendars which he sent us, and not for these 
only, but for all the pictures which we have received through his kind- 
ness and generosity. Surely he has the right idea of a loyal Fiji and 
Delta wishes to show through the Quartebly that his remembrances 
are appreciated. Our next fraternity event will be our Annual Sym* 
posium when we expect to enroll our "spiked men." 

Brother Fowler, ex-'Ol, who was compelled, on account of sickness, 
to leave his college work, has returned and is now classed as a regu* 
lar freshman. 

We are greatly pleased with the way in which the affairs of the fra- 
ternity are conducted under the new government, and are proud to feel 
that we are a part of an active and progressive fraternity. 

Our fraternity is expanding and although we would advocate con- 
servatism yet we feel that the colleges into which ^T A has recently 
been introduced are worthy of her and will be a credit to us. 

There are five fraternities represented at Bucknell, as follows: 
Phi Gamma Delto, 12 ; Phi Kappa Psi, 9 ; Sigma Alpha Epsilon, 8 ; 
Sigma Chi, 6 ; Kappa Sigma, 5. 

Fraternally Yours, 

Chablbs S. Keks. 


Fabius M. Clarke, Zeta, spent part of March and April of this 
year in Havana. 

* * * 

Bro. J. Robt Lovejoy, Omicron Deuteron, '8x, has become 
identified with the active chapter at Union. 

* * * 

Chas. Francis Reeves, Gamma Phi, 78, is a member of the 
faculty of the University of Washington State. 

* * * 

Sanford B*. Martin, Yale, '94, has formed a partnership with 
W. H. Bristol^ at New Haven, Conn., for the practice of law. 

* * * 

Hon. Wm. D. Frazer, Psi, '73, has just received the honor 
of an appointment as Bank Examiner by President McKinley. 

* * * 

Dr. Frank S. Hoffman, Knox, '73, lectured before the Civitas 
Club in Brookl3m, on Feb. 28; subject, ''Municipal Government 
in Germany." 

* * * 

Bro. F. C Bevan, Xi, '9a, is part owner and business mana- 
ger of the Ans^Afnerican MaguztnCf^, literary monthly now be- 
ing published in New York City. 

* * * 

Lynn T. White, Tenn., '87, is stud]ring at the Union Theolog- 
ical Seminary, New York City. He is also engaged in army Y. 
M. C. A. work at Ft Hamilton, L. I. 

* * * 

Rev. George W. Richards, E A, '87, of AUentown, Pa., has 
been elected recentlv to the chair of Church History in the Re- 
formed Theological seminary, at Lancaster, Pa. 


The Nu Epsilon bojrs are becoming very pleasantly fixed kt 
their new chapter house on Edenwood Ave. It is now furnish- 
ed almost entirely, and looks like a typical college home. 

Manuel V. Domeneck, Lehigh, '88, is mentioned as one of 
the directors of the Puerto Rico Company which, with a capital 
o{ |i,ooo,ooo, has been organized for the purpose of operating 
properties in that country. 

Ernest M. Long, Rho Chi, '93, is practicing law in Rich- 
mond, Va. Bro. Long is a Yale '95, man. While there he 
was on the Yale-Harvard debate. He belonged to the law 
society, ''Book and Mallet" 

ProL Sidney T. Moreland, Washington and Lee, '70, has re- 
signed his position as ProL of National Science at Washington 
i^id Lee University and accepted the presidency of McDonouJgh 
School an industrial institution located at McDonough, Md« 

At the N. Y. University, Bro. W. L. Boyer, of N E Chapter 
has won distinction by being elected one of the three speakers 
chosen to represent that University at the Intercollegiate contest 
which is to be held at Rutgers this month. Bro. Boyer, though 
an under-classman, tied with the senior and best speaker in col- 

William Hyde Rickey, Hampden-Sidney, '97, has just return- 
ed from Cuba. He enlisted in a Missouri Co. and was under the 
command of Gen. Brooke. He is at the present time visiting 
in St Louis. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. K. Rickey reside 
at the Holland House, New York. He is in that city a great 
deal of his time, at the Holland House, 

The Philadelphia Medical Journal oi Feb. 25, 1899, prints a 
valuable article from the pen of Dr. Wm. S. Wadsworth, Beta 
'97, who is connected with the chemical laboratories of the Pres- 


byterian Hospital in Philadelphia. The subject of the article is 
''A Case of Symmetric Deformity of Both Hands^ Probably 
Congenital. " It has been reprinted in pamphlet form. 

Beta Chapter, at the University of Pennsylvania, has a de- 
cided musical streak. Within its circle are found the three 
leaders of the Mandolin, Banjo and Glee Clubs. George F. 
Snyder, 'oo, of the Mandolin Club ; J. G. Hickey, '99, of the 
Banjo Club ; Samuel M. Ziegler, of the Glee Club. They have 
also the president of the senior college class, in Bro. E. D. 
Hemphill ; also the captain of the junior team, Bro. Thos. Stev- 

Messrs. Houghton, Mi£9in & Co., of Boston, announce the 
publication of a new book by Bro. Maurice Thompson, Psi, '78. 
It is entitled ''Stories of the Cherokee Hills." The price is 
$x.5a The book deals with mountain life in the South, repre- 
senting the relations between slave and master before, during 
and after the war. It is spoken of as a delightful as well as in- 
structive book, containing an exquisite vein of humor and pa- 

Bra Jose M. Pasos, Lafayette, '90, writes from Cartagena as 
follows: ''I am so glad to learn of the prosperous life and 
great activity our chapters throughout the United States are 
displaying, in order to bring our fraternity, as it is already, to 
the firont rank among all the others. One has every reason to 
feel proud of our Royal Purple. 

''Am so anxious to have some of the boys come down to this 
country. I would make life agreeable for them. Comel" 

The Hampden-Sidney Chapter was represented in the late 
war by four men : Dr. Guy L. Edie, W. Hyde Rickey, J. Spoon- 
er Epes and J. C. Spotswood. Bro. Edie, '74, is one of the 
regular army surgeons. Bro. Pickey, '93, was with a St Louis 
regiment and went to Cuba under Gen. Brooke. Bro. Epes, 
'94 (also B A '97), enlisted with the Petersburg Greys, which 
Company however, came no nearer Cuba than a camp at Jack- 
sopville, Fla. Bro. Spotswood, '97, died in camp on the aad of 
July. (See Necrology.) 


A consultation of the Directory for this issue reveals one or 
two important changes in the list of graduate chapters; a new 
name is welcomed. It is "Upsilon," a chapter just starting at 

Another change is in the head of Section II. Bro. C Mon- 
teith Gilpin, who for so long has done faithful service in this 
connection, has resigned office on account of pressure of private 
business, being succeeded by Bro. Antonie P. Voislawsky, M. 
D., Upsilon and Nu Epsilon, '97. 

Rev. Dr. J. Wilbur Chapman, of Ohio Wesleyan Chapter, 
has been much talked of in the New York and Philadelphia pa^ 
pers lately. He is pastor of the Bethany Presbyterian Church 
in Philadelphia, and has recently refused a call from the Fifth 
Avenue Presbyterian Church of New York. The latter was the 
late Dr. John Hall's pulpit, and is considered to be one of the 
most prominent in the Presbyterian Church. The call to Dr. 
Chapman was a most flattering one, hence the discussion on 
the part of the newspapers as to his reasons for declining. 

The Yale chapter, N A, has recently taken in George R. 
Wieland, a fellow in Paleontology at that University. He is a 
very intellectual man, having done much original work in his 
chosen field. A graduate of Pennsylvania State College, in 
1893, he studied Geology at Goettigen, Germany. In 1895, he 
taught Science at Worthington Military Academy, Lincoln, 
Neb. The following year he was professor in the Chester Penn- 
sylvania High School. In 1897 he studied Paleontology at the 
University of Pennsylvania. In that subject he won a fellowship 
at Yale. 

GThe daily papers recently had this to say concerning our es- 
teemed President under the head of "a light sentence." Gen. 
Lew. Wallace was pleading a case in the court at Crawfords- 
ville, when he lighted a cigar. This was at one time permiss- 
able, but no longer being so, the judge called Gen. Wallace's 
attention to the fact. The General then asked permission, as 
the oldest member of the bar, to finish his cigar. The judge 
smiled, formally extended the permission and caused it to be 
spread upon the minutes of the court that Gen. Wallace had the 
exclusive privilege of smoking in court* 


Dr. Wm. S. Wadsworth, Beta, '97, was honored recently by 
being made Coroner's Physician in Philadelphia. 

A. B. Gordon Davis, Beta, '95, has recently issued a book of 
stories concerning college life at the University Pennsylvania, 
called, "Penn Scratches. " 

Franklin Vanderbuilt Brooks, Stanford, '95, is now editor of 
the American in Manila. He was pledged to the fraternity 
while a New Yorker. Going to California on account of his 
health he joined our Standford Chapter and was most lo3ral to 
the fraternity's interest at the time of the troubles at Leland 
Stanford University. 

In the 71st Regt. U. S. Vols., Brother Frank Keck reports 
the following Fijis : 

Major Frank Keck (YO, '75) Com. 3d Batt.; Captain Wm. 
L. Hazen (O, '83) Com. Co. B; Captain E. A. Selfridge (A I) 
Com. Co. K; Corporal Lewis Benedict, (O '94) Co. K. Cor- 
poral Jos. M. Grouard (N E) Ca K. Private Norman W. 
Crosby (N E) Co. K. (dead); as Adjt. in the zoth Cavalry, 
U. S. A. served Lt. Malvern H. Bamum, Y, '84. In the 9th In- 
fantry, was Lt. Ruthers (A B ). Leonard Schultze (Y, '98) was 
a Battalion Engineer. In the Astor Battery served Henry Plant 
Shuter, (B M and O) until his death. Asst* Engineer Thaddeus 
C. Dunlap, Omicron Deut, '95, served on board the Oregon, U. 
S. N. 

W. L. Siling, Ph. D., [Pi, '90] whose long record as Latin 
Master of the Dearborn, Morgan School of Orange, has won 
him an enviable reputation among the efficient educators of the 
East has received the appointment as Head-Master of the Ohio 
Military School at CincinnatL While for the sake of education- 
al standards of the Atlantic seaboard, we should hope that the 
attractiveness of a headmastership will not call Dr. Siling from 
his present field, should he decide to accept, we would have to 
congratulate the middle West upon the acquisition of a man 
whose nervous force, scholarly exactness, intimate knowledge of 
boys and capacity for work, most eminently fits for the respon- 
sible place at the head of a boys' school." — ^From the February 
^^Educational World.'' 

Bro. Geo. K. Cracroft, of Grand Lake, Arks., writes as fol- 
lows : ''I am an alumnus of Washington College (now Wash- 


ington and Jefferson), of the Class of '57, and through many 
decades have come and gone, I always find ''memories green" 
when old ^ F A is brought to view. 

"For many years I was associated with our present Chancellor, 
Hon. Jas. F. Robinson, a graduate of Jefferson College [Alpha 
'5a]. Judge Robinson is one of our strong lawyers, being called 
"our invincible judge. " There never have been so few decrees 
reversed in an eight year term. He was in the same class as 
Bishop McLaren, of Ills., who is also a ^ F A. 

"I wasacaptainin the C. S. A., and, in peace and in war dur- 
ing the past forty years, I have met many Deltas in all parts of 
the country, and I never met one unworthy of our grand brother- 

Pi Iota Chapter, at the Worcester Poljrtechnic Institute, has 
the enviable distinction of sending four men to the late war, 
practically from her active ranks. 

George W. Throop, '97, shipped in May, on the U. S. S. Wil- 
mington, Capt. Todd, commander, as an electrician. He was 
in the engagement at Manzanillo. His enlistment expired in 

William D. Edwards, '97, commissioned Assistant Engineer 
U. S. N., in May, '98, was attached to the U. S. S. Newark, 
Capt Barker, commander, in June. The Newark was with the 
fleet off Santiago ; and also took part in some of the minor en- 

Lyman Barttlet, '99, enlisted in April, '98, with the and 
Mass. Regiment, Co. E. under Capt. F. Allen. He took part 
in the battle of El Caney. He remained with his Company dur- 
ing its stay in Cuba, and was mustered out in November. 

We clip the following from Mun$ey*$ Magazine for March: 


Among our portraits is that of the youngest stage manager in 
the country — at any rate, among the first class companies. 
This is Thomas Whiffen [Nu Epsilon, '97], a son of the late 
comedian of the same name, and of Mrs. Whiffen, long a favor- 
ite member of the Lyceum stock, in which she is at present 
playing Mrs. Afossiy^, the landlady, in ''Trelawny." Young 
Whiffen is Mr. DenziU appearing in the last act of the same 
piece, and he also looks after the details of the whole perfor- 

He is only twenty-one, and was born in New York. Last 


season he played the part of the butler with Annie Russell in 
the first performance of "Dangerfield, '95, "and when James 
K. Hackett started on his starring tour last fall, young WhiSen 
produced 'The Tree of Knowledge" for him. 

« « * 

A toast card of the Beta dinner reveals a most appetizing bill 
of fare both in the culinary and in the intellectual way. After 
disposing of an eight course dinner, the following toasts receiv- 
ed attention: 

The Arehons Dandbidqb Spotswood. 

Our Section Walter C. Stieb. 

The Diamond and the Purple T. Alfred Vernon. 

Beta Past 

Geo. Henry Rankin, Van Valkenbubq Gosman, Jr., M. D. 

Beta Present and Future Henry W. Hoogland. 

In Memoriam ( Silent Toast) 

Plans and Spedflcations Roland G. Curtin, M. D. 

The Ladies A. E. Taylor, M. D. 

The Battle Axe Club . Samuel M. Zebqler. 

( John P. Arnold, M. D. 
APair of Kids (duel) < vs. 

( A. B. Gordon Davis, LL. D. 
Lebanon as a Pretzel Producer by Dutch himself. 

The genial toastmaster of the occasion was £. Dallett Hemp- 
hill, Jr. The committee of arrangements contained, Percival 
V/. Darrah, Albert B. Dissel, Lewis B. Harvey, Harry B. 
Schaffer and Henry W. Hoogland. 

* « * 

Proi Frank H. Hoffman, of Union College, has recently writ- 
ten a book entitled '^he Sphere of Science, " published by G. 
P. Putnam's Sons. 

The aim and purpose of the book are set forth by the opening 
paragraph of the preface. Dr. Hoffman says: ''The primary 
object of this book is to point out with clearness what it is that 
constitutes a science, and to set forth with some detail what 
are the grounds upon which every science rests and what are 
the principles and rules that must be followed in order to con- 
struct one." 

A column and a half review of this book in the Philadelphia 
Telegraph concluded as follows: 

A review of Dr. Hoffman's work would be incomplete with- 
out some mention of his style in writing. Some of his senten- 
ces, indeed a great many, are epigrammatic, as when he says: 
''The chief significance of the moral life consists in bringing 
out and making more and more explicit our rational selves," 


and "Neither the test-tube nor the dissecting knife can solve 
any of the fundamental problems of the universe, " and again. 
"No man has ever yet attained pleasure by setting himself de- 
liberately in quest of it " His language, terse and to the point, 
shows a mastery of his subject which some of his contempor- 
aries could well emulate, and which, with the knowledge demon- 
strated, will make his work a classic 

Just at this time of year there are dinners galore. One or 
two were mentioned in the last issue. 

The Tenth Annual Dinner of Beta chapter occurred Febru- 
ary 16. 

Lehigh entertained Section IV at dinner on February 18. 

Section I was dined by Yale on February 25. 

The Richmond Alumni Dinner occurred March 18. 

The Harvard Phi Gamma Delta Club, and Boston Alumni 
met around the banquet table on March 25. 

Omega chapter at Columbia, issued invitations for her 
Twenty-fifth Annual Dinner, to be held at Hotel Manhattan, 
N. Y. City, April 3. 

Kappa Nu chapter at Cornell also spread a banquet board 
on April 15. 

In addition to the above came news of an unexpected dinner 
to be held about the middle of April, at Warren, Pa. The idea 
was, as a letter dated March 13 explained, "to draw more close- 
ly together the various chapter alumni members of Phi Gamma 
Delta in Western New York and Northwestern Pennsylvania. 
Upon carefully canvassing our membership rolls we find over 
one hundred and twenty-five members scattered throughout this 
territory. In the afternoon an informal reception will be held, 
followed by a banquet in the evening." The letter closed with 
a stirring appeal to come, ''be a Greek again 1" It was signed 
by John L. Danforth, Samuel G. Allen, Leon H. Ensworth, 
Paul Sturtevant and Wm. H. Davis. 


The University of Pennsylvania chapter of A ^ will build on 
Woodlawn Avenue, Philadelphia. The house and lot will 
cost ^8yOoo. The chapter at the present time rents a house on 
Walnut Street, 

S X will hold her bi-annual convention with the University of 
Pennsylvania chapter in Philadelphia at the opening of the ex- 
position in that city next fall. Greatly reduced rates can be 
gotten and a larger crowd attracted than otherwise. 

The Hon. A. S. Monette, Attorney General of Ohio, whose 
coiurageous attack on the trusts has made him generally known, 
is a member of the Ohio Wesleyan chapter of ^ K 4^. His 
family have long been identified with his Alma Mater and one 
of the buildings of the institution is named Monette Hall. 

All the college fraternities have extended within the last ten 
years excepting A 4^. Instead of founding new chapters it has 
withdrawn one, namely the University of Rochester some years 
ago, on account of the poor class of material there and not on 
account of the attendance or finances of the institution, for the 
former is on the increase and the financial condition is very 

The Memorial History of 8 A X has recently been published. 
It was issued in connection with the Semi-Centennial Celebra- 
tion in 1898. It is edited by the well known fraternity journal- 
ist. Clay W. Holmes. It represents 300 pages of reading mat- 
ter of especial interest to all Theta Delta and is tastefully il- 
lustrated. The editor of the A'T A Rainbow commenting upon it 
describes it in the following terms: "This memorial volume is 
the most extensive book of the sort that we have ever seen in 
fraternity literature. " 

The petition before SAX from the University of California is 
s^d to hs^ve received a fs^vors^ble Qonsideration bv that fr£^teri;i-' 


ty. Judging from occasional utterances in the Shield the fara- 
temity would like to revive in some southern colleges that once 
were upon her rolls. As yet but few opportunities have been 
offered to invade the South. A petition a few years ago was re- 
ceived from William and Mary and refused. The old chapt^ 
of the fraternity there sent forth some of their most honored 
men. Two of them were Episcopal Bishops. 

The Hon. Theodore Roosevelt is a graduate of Harvard. 
While there he joined in his sophomore year the Dickef Gub 
which then maintained only a nominal connection with the 
A K E. It will be remembered that this fraternity withdrew all 
connection with it some years ago, supposedly because of the 
rough initiations practiced by the Dickey and their conscious 
superiority of the rest of the order. When Roosevelt readied 
his junior year he became a member of A A ^. All being agree- 
able to fraternity ethics at Harvard. Such dual membersUps 
are discovered quite frequently when investigating the college 
records of prominent men. 

The Rainbow oi t^T ^ denies the report that her Alleghieny 
Chapter has become defunct and that last year the men initiated 
preps and also were guilty of membership in 8 N E. We k^ow 
nothing of the matter except that our Allegheny Chapter in- 
forms us that only two members of the fraternity are now in 
college and these have not applied for membership to the local 
Pan Hellenic Association. S A E has entered a house there. 
The property is known as the Church House and is located in 
Diamond Park. The ^ K 4^ is the only fraternity in the cbllege 
not inducing ATA that does not occupy a house, while they 
still continue one of our strongest rivals in the college. 

The youngest United States Senator is the Hon. A. J. Bever- 
idge, elect of Indiana. His fraternity at De Pauw was the A K E 
and they can congratulate themselves well upon* his success. 
He was bom in 1862 and at the age of twelve was a plow boy. 
Later he was a teamster, then entered a high school for six 
months during the year and worked during the intervecting 
months to support himself at school. He then borrowed 
money and entered De Pauw. There he worked as a waiter in 
a boarding house. Such were the trials of one of the brightest 
young public men of to-day. While at college he was a great 
literary worker and represented his college in the state contest 

Very few if any of the chapters in western colleges own their 
houses. The report is current that the A Y Chapter at Minne- 


sota has had a house built and is occupying it Whether or 
not it was built from suggestions of theirs and owned by some 
one else is hard to say. Most of the fraternities at Michigan 
own their houses, at least the more prominent ones da But at 
the other colleges ownership is a rare exception. 6 8 n at 
Wisconsin owns her house and so does ^ K 4^ at Minnesota. 
In Mr. Baird's admirable work upon fraternities credit is g^ven 
A Y for owning a house at Wisconsin. Their ownership con- 
sists in a twenty-five year lease. At the same institution X ^ 
had one of her professors to build a house which^on account of 
the extensive rental he is willing after twenty-five years, to deed 
over to the chapter. 

There is at present in the University of Pennsylvania a grow- 
ing tendency toward larger fraternity chapters. Fifteen regular 
college fraternities are represented having a total active mem- 
bership of 41a men, according to the lists published last year in 
the college annual. This does not include local organizations 
or the professional school societies, five of which have a total 
membership of somewhat over 120 men. 

Taking the college fraternities alone however we find an 
average of 27 men in each chapter. 

Phi Kappa Sigma has the largest chapter roll for '98 with 4a 
active men. Delta Psi coming next with 40 men. Eleven of 
the fifteen chapters have more than 25 men. 

From these figures we find that the percentage of fraternity 
men in the entire University is about 15 per cent This is a 
higher percentage than it may seem when we conisder that 
about five out of the eleven fraternities represented do not ad- 
mit men who are not in the academic courses or who have not 
attended some college, thus debarring several hundred students 
in the professional schools. 

There is now a sort of epidemic of chapter house building at 
Pennsylvania. Psi Upsilon has a house two-thirds finished; 
Phi Deta Theta has one above ground and several other chap- 
ters have signified their intentions of building during the com- 
ing year. 

This together with the increase in the size of chapters bids 
fair to work many changes in fraternity life at Pennsylvania, 


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Vndaric O. Howa, PI. 'St. 
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M9 Oartald Bnflding, Olitilaiid, Ono. 



Kappa No, '00, 

A Tta — I f Ajn> ooumiLu>» at hkw, 

ISOBraadwaj, Nsw Toml Omr. 




IS Alma Bnfldiaf, Jo mwiom i, Pa. 



ATTonrara Ajn> ooumsLLOBa. 

F. ▼. Brooks, Lambda Sigma, 'ftt. 

Furott BaildiBg. Sax Fai^Konoo. 





Room SS, DaOj Baoord Bnflding, 
Baltoiou. UAMTuam. 



GuBiRla BnildJag, Prrmcmo, Pa. 



Alpha, *81, 


100 WaahingtoB Stareet, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS. 



H. B. VALmnKK, 

fli9^ Batata Building, TOPBKA, ^'^^^^ 



Mn, '92. 


Finn of Brown, Pradt h Bnmpi 


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Dallas, Tbus. 



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Room 00ft. Clans Spreekela Building. Tela- 
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Sax FnAVOiacxi, Cal. 




Kappa Nn, '97. 
Watarworks Building. 
With Karaaa, Hagennan A Kraotholf. 



Rho Chi, 'Oft, 


State Bank Bnflding, Ricmfonl 



J. M. Williams, Beta Deuteron, 


818-818 T^rry Building. ROANOKE. VA 

D. C, 


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Commercial Practice a Spedaltj. 

Reference, Wflber Mercantile Agenoj, 

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Publications of Phi Gamma Delta. 


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M. Clark and containing overSoo illustrations of prominfOitV 
members, college buildings and Chapter groups is, without r"! 
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Edited by Walter C. Stier, Easton, Pa. The songs of Piui 
Gamma Delta which have been in process of editing ahdi 
publication for some years are now ready for delivery. Th«(' 
Song Book is recognized as one of the most attractively] 
printed and thoroughly edited book of Fraiurnity lyric 
ever published. 

Price $1.60 per copy. 

The Phi Gamma Delta Chapter Rolls and Directory an^ 
Songs of Phi Gamma Delta can be obtained from T. Alfred^ 
Vernon, Publisher, by remitting price, 22-26 Reade Street 
New York, N. Y, 


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TIONX l!i.WABull.llA«o«. . . 271 ]|j( 


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301: Cplgaw, 3M;UiavBrBtyorP«nniylvaiui», 301. V 

JoHni HopklBH, 307^ RoMioko OoUoBB, 309: Eamp- D[| 

dBB'Sidnoj, 309; BuokOBlL UnHBrSly. 310; Alio- WW 

KttsDT aiS; DeulHD Dnlmilly. 31G; Wooilar Hal- "IP 

lonify 318; Wealotui anlTsnllT. 31T; Wabusb, ^ 

318; y/itaoaUn, 313; UnlVBnIls ol RlUioli, 193; Uln- jrT 

noBola. 321; wllUun JonslI OoUbeo. 316. J [ 







The Fifty-first Annual Ekklesia of the Fraternity will be heUvj 
at Dayton, Ohio, October, 19, 20 and 21, 1899. Dr. JohiI] 

Clark Kidpath is Chairman of the National Committee. Ii 



GENERAL LEW WALLACE, Crawkordsville, Ind. 


NEWTON D. BAKER, Jr., Society for Savings, Cleveland, 0. 

General Secretan?. 

WILLIAM EDGAR GARD, 30 Park Place, New York. 

Office of the Fraternity, Room 54. 

(Ptber Hrcbons. 

HORACE I. BRIGHTMAN,5o Broadway, N. Y. 


FREDERIC C. HOWE, - ... Editor. 

Garfield Building, Cleveland, Ohio. 


NEWTON D. BAKER, Jr., - Society for Savinjrs, Cleveland, Ohio. 
DANDRIDGE SPOTSWOOD, - - Petersbur^r, Virj^inia. 

JOE McSPADDEN, - - - SOParkl'lace, New York. 

The Phi Gamma Delta Quarterly, the official or^'an of the Fraternity, 
is published quarterly in January, April, June and October of each 
year, with one secret issue. The annual subt^cription is one dollar to 
Alumni; sinplo copies thirty cents. Communications of a business or 
literary nature should bo addressed to tlie Editor. Exchan^res to the 
same: and I'hi Gamma Delta Fraternity, 30 Park Place, New York, and 
Dandridj^e Sjiotswood, Petersburjr, Va. 

CopieB of the Chapter Rolls and Directory and Fraternity Song 
Book can l>e obtained from the publisher, T. Alfred Vernon, 22-26 
Reade St. , New York. 

Information as to chan^'cs in address, etc., should be sent to the 
same address. 




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Chattanooi^a, Tenn., Edwin Bo^^» 

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Dayton, C, W. F. Chamberlin 

San Franoisco, Cal., Brooks Palmer 

Xew Haven, Conn. , S. B. Martin 

New York City, 11. 1. Bri^htman, TK) Broadway 

Ir'ittrsburjir, l^a., E. L. Matteru, Carnegie Building 

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Brooklyn, N. Y., T. Alfred Veruon,2r)(5 Clinton Ave. 

Albany. N. Y., Walter M. Swann 

Denver, Col., E. A. Sllberstein, Jacobson Bldg. 

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; (A X), Arthur M. Taylor, ♦ T A Horse, Amherst. Mass. 

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(K N), Arthur C. Kyon, <l» F A House, Ithaca, N. Y. 

X), Frank W. Neary. *l> T A House, Schcaectady, N. Y. 


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Vol. 21— JUNE, 1899— No. 3. 


Thrilling the tale of crusaders bold, 

Heroes of early day, 
Gallants who glittered in cloth-of-gold, 

Tilted in tourneys gay, 
Fought for the faith on a foeman*8 field. 

Breaking the Moslem blade. 
Winning the laurels to-day they yield 

To the knights of the new crusade. 

Borne on the breath of a Southern breeze, 

Sounded a bitter cry, 
Wailing of women, despairing pleas, 

Of strong men doomed to die. 
Swiftly echoed the answering call, 

(Ah I How the mothers prayed!) 
But *'On to Cuba!'' cried one and all 

The knights of the new crusade. 

Their purpose speaks of in the deathless deed 

Of Dewey at Cavity, 
Where the riders charged with never a heed 

For death at £1 Caney. 
Lion's while facing the shell-storm's blows. 

But a blessed accolade 
Fell from the lips of the dyinj; foes 

On the knights of the new crusade. 

Now and forever your fame shall glow ; 

Like light of a single star, 
(For Dewey and Philip and Wheeler show 

The world what heroes are. ) 
Safe from the snarling waves of Hate, 

A beacon that shall not fade, 
Soldier and sailor of ninety-ieight 

The knights of the new crusade I 

Ernest Neal I^yon, 

jnLesUe^s Weekly. 


Nothing is of more vital importance to the welfare of a chap* 
tcr, or upon which its success depends, than the necessity of 
initiating each year a full quota of desirable men. No matter 
what the chapter's position may be, or the prestige which it en- 
joys, if it fails at any time in this respect it is certain to be weak- 
ened. Sometimes there is a dearth of what we are pleased to 
call fraternity material, and the chapter suffers in consequence. 
But oftener there is a lack of energy on the part of the members 
themselves in taking proper precautions to fill the places left 
vacant by graduation and otherwise. As a result the more en- 
terprising chapter, by dint of hard labor in the rushing season, 
secures the men so much desired. In this fact lies the explana- 
tion of the varying life of a chapter ; here may be found the 
cause of its success or its decay. If the truth were known, to 
such careless inactivity as this might be attributed the compar- 
atively recent death of what were at that time some of our most 
promising chapters, and which should now be among the strong- 
est in the fraternity. 

Some of our chapters have dwindled and died with the de- 
cay of the institution wherein they were located, but this is not 
the general rule, and the cases are rare in the state universities 
and other prosperous institutions, where ^ F A has lost chap- 
ters save through the lethargy of the active members themselves. 

While it is perfectly true that quantity will not compensate 
a chapter for lack of quality, yet it is nevertheless true that in 
numbers there is strength, and with proper preparations made 
for securing a goodly delegation of freshmen each year, and 
those methods and plans carried out with spirit, vigor and en- 
thusiasm, it will be found that the chapter can secure, in 
most cases, the proper number of men at no sacrifice to quality. 
This simply depends qn thQ efforts of the active members p| tb^ 









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chapter and on their careful attention to preparation and the 
requisite amount of forethought 

And it is the necessity for this preparation beforehand that 
should be emphasized. As far as the manner of rushing is 
concerned no system or set of rules will apply in all cases. 
This is something that must be varied and governed by circum- 
stances of the case, and the place, and can safely and well be 
left to the tact of the individual. Some chapters have 
doubtless developed a system and manner of securing men on 
which it would be difficult to improve, especially those which 
have been established for years and have learned much from 
experience. But it has occurred to the writer, that much more 
might be accomplished in this direction than is generally achiev- 
ed by more extensive and better directed efforts made prior to 
the opening of the college year. In this regard the experience 
of one chapter may be of interest. 

The chapter of which I writej adopted its present plan in 
the spring of one year by choosing a rushing committee, who 
were to take charge of this feature. The committee were author- 
ized to levy an assessment adequate for a rushing fund. At the 
close of the year this committee wrote to every alumnus in the 
state and the territory from which the university drew the most 
of its students, asking for information regarding desirable men 
to enter the university in the fall, and whom they could recom- 
mend to the chapter as worthy of membership. This was a task 
which involved much time and labor. At first few replies were 
received and they were very vague in their nature and gave little 
information desired. But the committee continued its corre- 
spondence during the summer with those who replied to their 
inquiries and wrote again and again to those who did not. An 
Alumni Association also gave valuable aid by sending out print- 
ed letters of a like nature. Finally as the vacation drew toward 
the close the letters began to come in from the alumni informing 
the committee of prospective new students and when the broth- 
ers returned some few days before the beginning of the 
fall semester, they had a long list of men who would 
enter the university with a good description of each, to- 

|[Qtber with ptber informfttioo qI much i^ter98t, sugb fts n 


statement of family standings connection, if any, with mem- 
bers of other fraternities who might have some iaflvenoe 
with him, and many other particulars of interest and im- 
portance likely to aid the chapter in its efforts. From this 
knowledge they were prepared to rush successfully and bad little 
trouble in pledging these men« 

There were very few of the alumni who did not at some 
time or other respond to the letters sent them, and those few 
were negligent principally because they knew of no one whom 
they cared to recommend for the consideration of the chapter. 
According to request, the alumni also informed the chapter 
when the men of whom they had written, would arrive, ao that 
they might be on the ground ere they had fallen in the hands of 
some enterprising rival. In several instances an alumnus had 
become so interested that he came along with the candidate, thus 
giving the chapter the benefit of his presence and experience. 
Especially was this so when other fraternities were working to 
secure men. The contest seemed to arouse their dormant en- 
thusiasm and showed the great aid of an active alumnus to a 
chapter. One man who came from a stronghold of another fra- 
ternity was secured through the efforts of an alumnus of an east- 
em chapter. 

It is the aid and help of active interested alumni to a chapter 
in this and other ways, that I would impress particularly. All 
alumni are more or less interested, for that matter, and it rests 
mainly with the chapter to keep this interest alive. There is 
scarcely an alumnus who will not respond quickly to a request 
to render aid to win a young freshman for his fraternity. Their 
response to this will be much quicker than to a request for a 
cash donation. 

Much might be said of the advantage of pledging men in 
preparatory schools, before they enter the college. This method 
saves the trouble of securing them at a time, when if already 
pledged, the attention demanded by them might be devoted to 
others. But these things are in such common practice that it 
is unnecessary to mention them. 

I have described the methods of a chapter which has to con- 
tend with strong opposition, of a chapter thiit 19 iQoat^ io M 

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institution where the rivalry between the different fraternities 
is intense — because those methods have proved successful. 
There are doubtless many better developed systems than this ; 
there may be institutions where these ideas would be altogether 
out of place ; but, nevertheless, well calculated plans, carried 
out in a vigorous, systematic way are sure to result in great suc- 
cess. If by doubling our efforts, we can increase the number 
of initiates, we will, by so doing, insure a greater future for the 
fraternity, for in these times are the great orders of the future 
being developed. It will not be many years before the smaller 
college fraternities will have lost their significance altogether 
and will exist principally as a memory of the development of the 
system. Then it will be that the Order which has been actively 
at work, that has expanded and grown into a strong, well-knit 
organization will occupy and maintain an enviable position. 

Charles Lackey Bartlett, Mu., 1900. 
Madison, Wis. 


On the evening of May 27 an event of considerable interest 
to the world of Phi Gamma Delta took place in the city of 
Boston, Massachusetts. That event was the re-establishment 
of the I M chapter of our fraternity at the Massachusetts 
Institute of Technology. 

In 1889 A A X, a local society at the Institute, petitioned for 
and was granted a charter from Phi Gamma Delta. They rent- 
ed a chapter house and maintained a high place in the political 
and social life of the institution until 1894-5, when from a com- 
bination of unfortunate circumstances the chapter ceased to 
initiate men and the charter was returned to the grand chapter. 
There was never any question as to the high grade of the Insti- 
tute as an educational institution or of the uniformly high 
class of students in attendance. Therefore members of the 
fraternity who were in a position to know looked upon Iota 
Mu as a most unnecessary ''gravestone*' and one that should 
be made a living monument if the opportunity offered. 

For four years the Fijis at Harvard, being within a short 
distance of Technology, have been watching for such an oppor- 
tunity. Meanwhile through the agency of the informally organ- 
ized Phi Gamma Delta Club they have kept the spirit of the 
fraternity alive in the "Hub'* region and have kept in touch 
with any brothers who happened to be at Technology, welcom- 
ing them to membership in the club. The re-establishment of 
Iota Mu has been a constant subject of conversation and of in- 
terest at the * 'Smokers** of the Harvard Club for three years 
and more. Up to this year however no member of the fraterni- 
ty at the Institute has cared to take upon himself the respon- 
sibility of organizing a body of petitioners for the purpose. 

At the opening of the present college year there were two 
members of Phi Gamma Delta in the Institute: Alfred W. 
Harrison, O, of the class of 1899, and Burton S. Clark, II I, of 


the class of 1900. After discussing the matter with the other 
member of the Harvard club, Bro. Clark undertook the work of 
getting together the petitioners. He was prominent and popu- 
lar in his class, and entering the work with enthusiasm he was 
soon able to interest some splendid fellows in the movement. 
They set to work with a will and soon had enough men selected 
to present the petition to the fraternity. On the a5th of March 
at a dinner given by the ^ F A Alumni of Boston and vicinity, a 
number of those who proposed to become petitioners were pres- 
ent and Bro. Vernon, Chief of Section I, was also present and 
talked to them. The day following the petitions were formally 
signed and sent to the three nearest chapters. 

After some unexpected and unlooked for delays the peti- 
tion was granted on May a3, and Bro. Harry M. Wright, A B, 
President of the Harvard Phi Gamma Delta Club, was appoint- 
ed legate to install the chapter. Owing to the proximity of 
Commencement at Technology and the short time in which 
preparations could be made, it was necessary to make the in- 
stallation exercises very informal. 

On Saturday evening. May 27, the petitioners gathered at 
the Hotel Somerest, on Commonwealth Avenue, where they 
were met by Bro. Wright and other members of the fraternity. 
Here, in the beautiful gothic banquet room of the hotel, the ex- 
ercises took place and one more dead chapter of Phi Gamma 
Delta became a very much alive one. The "awakening" oc- 
curred just ten years after the original installation of the chap- 
ter, and the <<nap" which the chapter has been taking lasted 
for so short a time that in the full roll of the chapter's members 
it will be found that the classes of 1897 and 1898 are the only 
ones not represented. 

Among the members of the fraternity present and assisting 
in the ceremony were Bros. H. M. Wright, A B (legate), C. B. 
Teal, B X; K. F. Overholt, P A; J. M. Wilson, A; W. T. Arndt, 
M; C. H. Dwinnell, n 1; A. C Mott, Jr., K N; G. T Moore, ♦. 
After enjoying a light luncheon the fledglings were given an 
opportunity to learn some of the old songs and an hour later 
the stillness of the Back Bay was broken by the exultant yells 
of a score of happy Fijis departing to their homes. 


The membership of the chapter as installed is as follows: 
Alfred William Harrison, '99 (O), Silverton, Colorado; Bur- 
ton Stedman Clark, 1900 (n I), Worcester, Mass.; Arthur 
Francis Buys, 1900, Brooklyn, New York; Lewis Morse Law- 
rence, 1900, Nashua, N. Y.; William Gadner Pigeon, Boston, 
Massachusetts; Willard Wellman Dow, 1901, Maiden, 
Mass.; Leroy Manson Backus, 190Z, Seattle, Wash- 
ington; Arthur Harold Sawyer, 190a, Arlington, Mass.; 
Elliot Walker Knight, 1902, AUston, Mass.; Arthur Luke Col- 
lier, 190a, Chelsea, Mass.; Benjamin Edwin McKechnie, 1902, 
Dorchester, Mass.; Percy Rolfe Zeigler, 1900, Roxbury, Mass.; 
Leonard Wesson, 1900, Roxbury, Mass. 

The thirteen members — mark the lucky number — are enthu- 
siastic and loyal, have all the ear marks of true Fijis and are 
sure to build up a chapter that will be an honor and pride and 
source of strength to the fraternity. Bro. Clark, whose energetic 
work has made the revival of the chapter a possibility, is one of 
the leading men in his class, chairman of the Art Board of the 
^'Technique," the Junior Annual, vice president of the Archi- 
tectural Society and a member of Technology Minstrels. Bro. 
Lawrence is president of the Architectural Society, and treas- 
urer of the Junior class. Bro. Pigeon is chairman of the Junior 
Dinner Committee. Bro. Ziegler has been prominent in athletics 
and in Y. M. C. A. work, and a member of the Glee Club. Bro. 
Dow is manager of the Tech. Dramatic Club (Walker Club) and 
took part in their play. Bro. Sawyer is on the Technology 
Banjo Club and the Minstrels and is manager of his class foot- 
ball team. Bro. McKechnie is a member of the Minstrels. 
Bro. Backus is an accomplished musician. 

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is the largest 
Technical School in the country with an enrollment of over 
zaoo and is constantly growing. It draws its students from all 
parts of the country. It is situated in the heart of the Back 
Bay, Boston's fashionable residence district, within a stone's 
throw of the Art Museum, Public Library and Trinity Church. 
It is richly endowed, has some splendid buildings and a large 
corps of efficient instructors. Prof. W. T. Sedgewick, of the 
Yale ehapter, is the only member of the fraternity in the 



Other fraternities having chapters at the Institute arranged 
according to their standing in the college world are as follows : 
I. X*(x873); a. A ♦(1889); 3. A K E (1890); 4, A ¥(1891); 
5. «B£ (local); 6. e B (1889); 7. SX (1882); 8. SA£(i89a); 
9. ATA (1889). The A ^ chapter owns its house; all the 
other chapters with the exception of A T A, occupy rented 
houses. The O B society has withdrawn from the National 
Society of that name, but there are still members of the society 
in the Institute. The local society of ^ B £ was organized 
about five years ago for the purpose, it is said, of obtaining a 
chapter from 4^ Y. 

Walter Tallmadge Arndt. 


Far out in the West the red sun fades, 

And the fire clouds lose their golden glow, 
And the quiverinfi^ nets of lights and shades 

On the white oak panels come and go, 
The campus oaks, o*er the grassy cflades 

Their stately heads are bending low, 
And the things that are their places trade- 

With the things that were in the long ago. 

For me once more on the promenades 

The lingering groups move to and fro 
And I hear the low laugh of the red-lipped maids, 

The dear old girls that we used to know. 
And there comes a rustle of stiff brocades 

From the nrm's wide windows all^ aglow 
And out of the gloom of its dim facades 

Floats the old waltz music, soft and slow. 

But Fancy's cloud-wrack half-way fades 

As other memories o*er me flow 
And I dream of the royal flush in spades 

That I held one night when funds were low. 
TIm midnight eats and the daring raids 

And the rollicking crowd that made them so 
And the Profs that frowned on our escapades 

While we were as free as the winds that blow. 


Yet, we know not how, the daylic^ht fades. 
And the night comes swift on the evening's glow 

And the days and ways that we used to know 
We bid farewell in the coming shades. 

W. C. Bell, a a '00. 

Preparation for the trade op jou|(nalism. 

I have used the word trade advisedly, to correct at the 
very outset a misapprehension which is quite general outside 
of newspaper offices. Journalism is not a profession. Jour- 
nalism means dealing with items of news as marketable com- 
modities; commodities which will spoil if kept too long; com- 
modities whose prices are regulated by the laws of supply and 
demand; commodities which will sell better if put up in attrac- 
tive shape, — in a word, it is a trade, and governed by the laws 
of trade. 

With this fact clearly understood, we are in a position to 
see more readily what preparation best fits one for this calling. 
If you were preparing for the trade of green-grocer, a course in 
a business college would be desirable, but more impor- 
tant would be a few months' experience as clerk in such a store. 
For the trade of journalism a college education is desirable, 
but of more importance is practical experience. ''Have you 
had any experience?" is almost the first question asked of an 
applicant, for a green hand is of about as much use in a news- 
paper office as on board ship. The first thing, then, if you 
would be a newspaper man, is to do some work reporting. 
Work on a college paper helps a little, if you are on the local 
staff; writing editorials or literary articles amounts to nothing. 
It has value in other ways, of course, but it does not help you 
to become a reporter. But if you keep up a good local column, 
getting all the college news and putting it in readable form, you 
are doing something that will be some advantage to you. Bet- 
ter than that, however, is the writing of college news for a 
daily paper. Here you are obliged to get the news while it is 
fresh; you are called upon to give accounts of class elections, 
athletic events, and literary society contests, and so learn .to 
ikeep track of events that make news. If you write for a large 



city paper you will learn what news ■ is, and how to write a 
straight-forward account without the comment which belongs 
on the editorial page. You learn, too, how to get news. When 
M. Ferdinand Bruneti^re comes to lecture, the enterprising cor- 
respondent will get in half a column about M. Bruneti^re and 
his position in French literature. The other students read it 
and wonder at the writer's versatility, for they had never heard 
of Bruneti^re before. Neither had the correspondent, but he 
knew enough to ask questions. He went to the head of the 
French department and got all the information he wanted. 
There is no fact, open or secret, that is not known to somebody, 
and your success as a reporter depends largely upon your abil- 
ity to find ^hat somebody, and get the fact out of him. 

These, then, are some of the ways in which the college man 
may prepare himself directly for the trade of journalism. But 
there are certain ways open to him through his college work. 
In the first place, let him take all the work in composition that 
he can. You may think that good English is not necessary for 
newspaper work. It is a great help on any paper; on the best 
papers it is a necessity. Take up a paper like the New York 
Sufh and read it from the standpoint of rhetoric Notice the 
headlines first; the principles of condensation, of suggestion, 
the device of alliteration, the various means for securing atten- 
tion, — they are all exemplified there. Read some of the articles 
and note the clearness of style; you never have to read a sen- 
tence a second time. It has force, too; you are in teres ted, 
amused, or indignant, just as the writer intended you to be. 
The words are aptly chosen; the paragraph structure is logical, 
the ending is effective. These are all principles you have been 
conning in rhetoric class. You imagine they were lifeless abstrac- 
tionsy only useful for the instructor to lecture about, but here 
they are all exemplified in that most alive and progressive thing, 
the daily newspaper. Do not think because you find an occa- 
sional misspelled word or a slang expression that newspapers 
care nothing for good English. The misspelled word is prob- 
ably the fault of the proof reader, and the slang term gives a 
piquancy to the whole paragraph. So I repeat, take all the 
composition work you can. It is drudgery, much of it, but you 


are learning an art, a very difficult art, and writing themes is m 
necessary for you as practicing her scales is for your sister. 

What other studies shall you take? History, the sciences, 
and modem languages will probably be of more service to you 
than any others. But above all, your training should be wide. 
It is far better, if you intend to be a journalist, to know a little 
of many things than to know much of one thing. No knowl- 
edge will come amiss to you. Chemistry seems remote from 
journalism, yet your first really important assignment may be a 
trial of a poisoning case, where the experts will talk for hours 
about bromides and sulphates, all of which will mean but little 
to you without a knowledge of chemistry. Physics also is high- 
ly important. You are sent out to get some interviews on 
Marconi's wireless telegraphy, and unless you know something 
about electricity, you are liable, by misusing a single terniy to 
make the veriest nonsense out of an interview. History helps 
you, for you hope someday to be an editorial writer, or a foreign 
correspondent. Modern languages help you, for you may be 
sent to report a meeting of a German political organisation, or 
to hunt up the facts in an Italian stabbing affray, and to ad- 
dress a foreigner in his native tongue is to put yourself at once 
on a sort of freemasonry footing that enables you to get facts 
another could not. 

But more important than any knowledge you gain from 
books is a knowledge of life. You see the court house every 
day, perhaps; do you know how a jury is selected? Would yon 
know where to go to find out when a case will come up for trial? 
You see men at work paving the streets; do you know who 
hired them? Who gives out the contracts for city work? 
Where do the aldermen meet and how are they elected? Who 
is the political leader of your ward? A knowledge of facts 
like these is the working basis of successful reporting. Yon 
cannot learn too soon to take an intelligent interest in every- 
thing, always to be picking up information here and therei for 
you will surely have use for it. Do you talk to the street-car 
conductor occasionally, and listen to his story of the hardships 
of a conductor's life? If you do, when the men go on strike 
you have the material for a good story, and you know where to 


go for inside information. Do you know what a sweat shop is 
and what puts and calls are, and what the centreboard of a 
yacht is, and what a stereotyper does? In other words, if you 
hav^ formed the habit of going through life with your eyes and 
ears open, and asking questions about what you see, you are 
already in possession of a good general education for news- 
paper work. 

A college education supplements this training, but it does 
not take its place. College life with its stated round of duties, 
somewhat remote from the world of affairs, is not the best prep- 
aration for the active, varied, practical life of the reporter. 
So while the wider knowledge of the college man should make 
him a better reporter, the life he leads does not tend that way, 
and to. this is due the failure of some college men in journalism. 
Disabuse yourself at once of the idea that your college training 
will give you a standing above others. In journalism as in any 
other calling, the sooner you forget about your diploma the 

Shall the college man take special graduate work to pre- 
pare himself for journalism? In general, no. If he intends to 
become a reporter, he cannot begin too soon. Four years of 
book-study, followed by two more years of book-study, really 
tend to unfit him for newspaper work. Let him try his hand 
at reporting at once, and he will soon find that the world is his 
university, and he is taking research courses in sociology, poli- 
tics and criminology all the time, with experimental psychology 
thrown in. Graduate study is for the specialist ; what the jour- 
nalist needs is wide general knowledge. Such as can be had in 
the undergraduate course. The so-called "Schools of Journal- 
ism" are regarded by most editors with undisguised contempt. 

Finally, if you want to know just what reporting on a large 
paper means, and how a new reporter is broken in, read Jesse 
Lynch Williams' new book, 'HThe Stolen Story.*' In this the 
work of a reporter is drawn to the life. And it may be that when 
you have read it, you will decide to prepare for some other call- 
ing. Benjamin A. Heydrick, n, '93. 

State Normal School, Millersville, Pa. 


Travelers from Erie to Pittsburg in iSij, by 
Waterlord and Allegheny turnpike (now called Ma 
Meadville), on coming to the top of the hill that ov 
silvery curve of French Creek where the Cussew^ 
it, saw at their feet on the left bank of the stream 
perhaps a hundred white wooden houses and blac 
scattered along three or four parallel and cross street 
rounded by cleared fi«lds thickly dotted with big st 
this village of less than five hundred people cam 
1815, the Presbyterian preacher and teacher, Time 
from New York City, to visit his cousin, Major Al 
its most prosperous and piogrcssive citizens. C01 
had not been dubbed Major merely by good-natur 
as is often done in frontier towns, for he frequently b 
he had heard the first gun at Lexington and the la 
town. Nor had theRev. TimothyAldencomefivehu 
through the wilderness merely to pay a visit. He 
over a map of his country and concluded that Mead 
be a good place to found a college. Major Alden 
plan, introduced his cousin to Rev. Robert Johnson 
tor of the First Presbyterian Church, and the outcoi 
historic meeting of citizens in the lc% court house 
ning of June so, 1815. 

At this meeting it was voted to found an ins 
learning, to be called from the name of the chief rive 
posed territory, Allegheny College. Rev. Timothy 
chosen President, and was directed to go east and gi 
ever he could of value for the new enterprise. 

Of this subscription tour the detailed record, sti 
ed, oficrs some curious items. Ex-Presideat John A 
I20 in books. The presidents of Columbia and Uni 
subscribedf aad there were msay gifts of moBey aod I 


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distinguished men in and around Boston who had been college 
friends of Timothy Alden at Harvard. On his return to Mead- 
ville the persevering collector was able to sum up his work 
thus: Land subscribed, f 2,000; books, fa, 642. 30; cash, JF461; 
total, $4,103.30. This, considering the hard times just after 
the war of i8ia, was remarkable. Meanwhile a subscription 
book had been opened in Meadville, and the gifts of the little 
village and surrounding community footed up over $5,000. 
The State helped along the fledgling by granting it $7,000 and 
a charter. 

The same year the charter was conferred (181 7) the first 
commencement was held in the old log court house. For here, 
or in Dr. Alden 's house, was given the college instruction dur- 
ing the five years before Bently Hall was built. A program of 
this first commencement, still preserved, shows that it must 
have been an affair to astonish the natives. Four Latin ora- 
tions, and one Hebrew oration, were delivered, but there were 
no graduates. Indeed there were only twelve graduates during 
all the fifteen years of Dr. Alden 's administration. So few, 
when there was an attendance of twenty or thirty per year and 
no preparatory department, may be taken as a proof of high re- 
quirements in scholarship. With honorary degrees, however, 
the young college was more lavish, having bestowed already at 
Dr. Alden 's inauguration two LL. D. 's and two S. T. D. 's on 
some dignitaries in New England. 

Dr. Alden 's fondness for pomp and ceremony indulged it- 
self again at the laying of the corner stone of Bentley Hall 
(July 5, xSao). All the school children, dressed in their Sunday 
clothes and carrying large bouquets, marched to the notes of 
martial music from the centre of the town towards College Hill, 
strewing flowers as they went. The procession passed along 
what is now the Terrace, turning to the right up the hill through 
the fields, where Spring street now runs. No doubt everyone 
of the six hundred and sixty-six souls of the town was there, if 
possible, besides hundreds more from the country for many 
miles around. There in the warm July sunshine, under a great 
floral arch, amid vocal and martial music and streams of elo" 

quence, with imposing Masonic rites, was laid the corner* 


The first building was called Bentley Hall, in honor d 
Rev. William Bentley, of Salem, Mass., who at his death in 
1820 left to the college his library valued at t3,ooa There is a 
tradition that Harvard had her eye on this rare collection of 
books, and had honored its owner in anticipation of the bequest, 
but was supplanted by the little college on the frontier. The 
gift was due to Dr. Alden's personal influence, as was the do- 
nation soon after by Hon. James Winthrop, LL. D., of Cam- 
bridge, Mass., of a library valued at ^,500. T « founder of 
Allegheny College, being a thorough scholar himself, evidently 
realized that good books are as necessary to higher learning as 
good instructors, for at the end of his administration the col- 
lege had a library worth {20,000. 

With such material resources, such territory, and with such 
energy and ability at its head, it would seem that the new in- 
stitution ought to have kept pace with the growth of the coun- 
try. But it did not; fate was against it. The Presbyterian Church 
to which it looked for its main support, already had two small 
colleges in Western Pennsylvania. Most of the Presbyterian 
preachers in the territory were alumni of one or the other of 
these, and were naturally devoted to alma mater. For this 
reason, Dr. Alden's plea that the Presbytery of Erie take Alle- 
gheny College under its patronage, met with a strong refusal 
Hard as this must have seemed to him, it was to result finally 
for the best of the college. The Presbyterians, even from their 
own point of view, were right in giving up Allegheny, as they 
had been right in giving up Dickinson. For it is far better for 
any denomination to have one or two strong institutions of learn- 
ing in a State than to have half a dozen weak ones. Yet, to 
the zealous founder, to see his college rejected by his own 
church was disheartening; to see the attendance decreased in 
consequence, and the annual State appropriation of fi,ooo 
withdrawn, was despair. The enterprise that had absorbed the 
best years of his life seemed a failure. With a heavy heart he 
was obliged to resign. His beloved college, the object of his 
earnest prayers and unceasing labors, was perhaps to become 1^ 
habitation for bats. 




This unfortunate pioneer of higher learning deserves more 
than a passing notice. He was almost as remarkable for schol- 
arship, ancestry, and missionary work among the Indians as for 
his herculean labors in founding a college. In a volume of 
memoirs of the Erie Presbytery, his ancestry is traced back to 
John Alden who came over in the Mayflower* Himself, his 
father, and all the male members of the family back to 1665 
were Harvard graduates. His mother was a Weld, a descend- 
ant of Fox the martyrologist. Timothy was intended for a 
farmer in order to inherit the valuable farm of a rich uncle, who 
had promised him this if he would come and live with him. 
But blood will tell, as the uncle soon discovered, for the boy 
carried his Latin grammar with him into the field to plow. It 
was agreed thiCl he ought to be sent to college. At Harvard, 
where he was graduated in 1794, he distinguished himself in 
languages, especially the oriental. His graduation ora- 
tion was in Syriac Then he preached and taught ac- 
ceptably in several places, including Boston and New 
York City. While laying the foundations of Allegheny, he de- 
clined a call to be president of a college at Cincinnati. He fre- 
quently spent his vacation in preaching to the Indians, and 
was an intimate friend of the famous Seneca chief, Cornplanter. 
His published works include five volumes of "American Epi- 
taphs, " and a Hebrew Catechism. After leaving Meadville in 
1831, he was for some time principal of seminaries in Cincin- 
nati and Pittsburg, then for four years pastor at Pine Creek, 
Pa. All who knew him say he was a genial and sincere man. 
His students say he was a great teacher, both by his knowledge 
and by his skill in its communication. And to his great ability 
as an executive and organizer, Allegheny College is a lasting 

For two years Bentley Hall stood deserted. Then the 
eloquent young Homer J. Clark came to Meadville to be pas- 
tor of the first Methodist Church. He had been professor and 
agent for Madison College, at Uniontown, Pa., a struggling 
little institution, chiefly remembered now as the Methodist 


forerunner of Allegheny College and as the alma mater of 
Mathew Simpson. It was young Clark who first resolved to 
secure the deserted college for Methodism. Through his in- 
fluence, and to this end, the Pittsburg Conference of Methodist 
preachers met in Meadville in July, 1833. The preachers, hav- 
ing looked over the ground, resolved to adopt the comely waif, 
bag and bagage, and to raise {30,000 for its support. Though 
the latter part of the resolution was not carried out, the institution 
opened in November, 1833, with Rev. Martin Ruter, D. D., 
as president. Rev. Homer J. Clark as vice president and profes- 
sor of mathametics, and A. W. Ruter as professor of languages. 
Only thirty students were enrolled at the opening, but at the 
close of the four years of Dr. Ruter 's presidency, the number 
of students for the year was 146. The number of graduate's 
during the four years was fourteen. 

The most notable result of Homer J. Clark's administra- 
tion (1835-47) was the adding of {60,000 to the endowment. 
This sum, magnificent for those days, was collected by Dr. 
Clark mainly in lumps of {35 each. The State had been ap- 
propriating {1,000 per year for six years, up to 1844, when this 
prop fell away. The college was therefore closed for a year, 
while Dr. Clark went begging for its relief. By his hard labors 
of this year, its future was made secure. But he worked him- 
self nearly to death. In addition to his duties as president, he 
taught five or six classes per day. He was also a superb preach- 
er, always memorizing his sermons verbatim. After leaving 
Meadville, he became editor of the Pittsburg Christian Advo- 

Then came the gentle Dr. Barker. He had succeeded 
Simpson here in 1839 as professor of natural science, and gone 
to Transylvania College, Ky., seven years later as professor of 
ancient languages. The visible memorial of his presidency is 
Ruter Hall, built in 1855 and paid for by the citizens of Mead- 
ville, but a more enviable memorial of him is the invisible one 
— the affection fom him that lives in the hearts of all who knew 
him and will be spoken of whenever his name is mentioned in 
all time. His students used to say that anyone who would im- 
pose on him was a brute; yet some of them did so for all that. 

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He was at home as a teacher in all departments, and students 
were equally delighted to pass an hour with him in mathematics 
or in Greek. As a preacher and lecturer he was well read, lu- 
cid, strong and eloquent; socially he was genial, witty, and 
thoroughly up to the times. Though repeatedly offered other 
positions with better salary, he remained true to Allegheny un - 
til he was smitten down by apoplexy in the twelfth year of has 
incumbency (December, 1859). 

The days of Barker were the last of the stage coach and 
canal boat as the sole means of reaching Meadville. The first 
railroad was completed soon after his death. Students from 
the south who came before this time, traveled by boat up the 
Allegheny river, thence by stage from Franklin; those from 
Ohio came by a stage that ran from Kinsman once a week; and 
many a poor young man came a hundred miles over the hills 
afoot. Among the most vivid recollections of the still surviving 
students of those days are the dreadful joltings they suffered on 
the long journeys from home in the old stagecoach, over, or 
rather through, the bad roads in the spring of the year. 

Soon after Dr. Loomis' inauguration came the Civil War. 
Patriotism ran high among the professors and students. A 
company was formed to go from the College (Co. I of the 30th 
Regiment). Ira Ayer, T A, now in Customs House, N. Y., 
a student and the only member who knew tactics, was made 
captain, and Oscar Henning, the professor of German, went as 
second lieutenant. Ira Ayer was badly wounded at the second 
Bull Run fight, but he came out of the wr a colonel. Just be- 
fore their leaving, Dr. Loomis addressed the student company 
drawn up in line, and told them if anyone of them showed the 
white feather he never wanted them to come back to Allegheny. 
They fought bravely but twenty-eight of them could not come 
back, for they were buried in southern fields. Nine of them 
were killed and seventeen wounded in the terrible fight at 
Gaines' Mill; among the mortally wounded was Corporal Pier, 
noted in camp for his piety and his diligence with his Greek 
testament. But their old flag was brought back, riddled with 
bullets and spotted with blood, and is now one of the mo^t 
precious relic? ip the possession of the college. 


Dr. Loomis was a graduate of Wesleyan University in 
Connecticut, and an experienced educator. He was a great man 
to raise money. Through him Culver Hall (burnt in 1884) was 
built in 1864, furnishing dormitories to 100 students, and large 
additions were made to the endowment. Perhaps the most 
striking change during the term was the admission of girls as 
students (1870), which was mainly brought about through the 
influence of Prof. Hyde. Allegheny was one of the first colleges 
in the country to make this innovation. 

Dr. Bugbee came from the headship of the Woman *8 Col- 
lege at Cincinnati. He was a graduate of Amherst, and had 
been principal of seminaries in Fayette, Iowa, and Evanston, 
111. At the beginning of his term, Alexander Bradley contrib- 
uted an additional {6,000, bringing the total of his gifts up to 
$30,000, which forever endows the chair of Latin. During 
this time, also, Huling Hall was built, and the Government de- 
tail of a United States Army officer to teach military science was 
secured, which greatly increased the prestige of the faculty. 
When Dr. Bugbee began there were 133 students enrolled in 
both the college and the preparatory school; the year before he 
left (1883) the number enrolled in both departments was 295* 

Dr. Hamnett, the vice-president, managed the affairs during 
an interim of one year, as he had done for the year before Dr. 
Bugbee came. Then Dr. Wheeler took charge. Having been 
five years United States Consul in Genoa, Italy, under President 
Lincoln, eight years editor of the Methodist in New York, he 
brought great prestige to the office. Prominent features of his 
policy were the appointment of none but specialists to the college 
chairs, and the enlargement of the college proper by moderniz- 
ing its course. Near the end of his term the Wilcox Hall of 
Science was built. Probably none of his predecessors, except 
Dr. Barker, ever enjoyed the admiration and affection of the 
studehts to the extent that Dr. Wheeler did. 

Dr. W. G. Williams, 4 r A, was president for a year at the 
end of the first five years of Dr. Wheeler's term, and greatly 
improved the grounds and buildings. He was the only chief 
executive who was an alumnus of the institution. 


Allegheny counts among her alumni an extraordinary num- 
ber of distinguished men. There are two bishops — Kings- 
ley and Thoburn; five college presidents — Martin of De Pauw, 
Marvin of the University of Kansas, Golf of the Western Uni- 
versity of Pennsylvania, Williams of Allegheny, and Hartshorn, 
the founder of Mt Union; many judges, including John Hen- 
derson, 4 r A, and Pearson Church; two state governors — Pier- 
pont of West Virginnia, and Lowndes, of Maryland; and two of 
the most prominent candidates for the next chief magistracy of 
the nation were once her students. 

As old Allegheny is passing the eighty-second milestone 
in the long-distance race — the third milestone since Dr. Craw- 
ford took the reins — she finds herself exactly even with the av- 
erage college of the United States. With perfect harmony 
among her owners, with the provision for her care now greatly 
augmented, and with a constantly increasing student body, 
she bids fair to beat her record. 



At the opening session of the Superior Court at Scranton, 
on January 9, 1899, Bro. Dimner Beeber, Xi '74, took his seat, 
by appointment of Governor Hastings, to fill the vacancy caus- 
ed by the death of Hon. Howard J. Reeder. 

Teeter Dimner Beeber was born March 8, 18541 in Muncy, 
Lycoming county, graduated from Pennsylvania College, Get- 
tysburg, in 1874, with the degree of A. M., was admitted to the 
Bar of Lycoming county in 1876, and was admitted to the courts 
of Philadelphia county in the same year, and has ever since re- 
sided in Philadelphia, where he has been steadily occupied in 
the practice of his profession. Since 1894 ^^ ^^^ been a mem- 
ber of the firm of Jones, Carson & Beeber, and has had a large 
experience as a trial lawyer. 

He is a soundly read lawyer and is a man of acknowledged 
literary attainment. In 1898 when his name was recently con- 
sidered for the office of District Attorney of Philadelphia, he re- 
ceived an endorsement of 700 names from the Bar of his own 
city, and his appointment to a seat on the Superior Court 
Bench has been everywhere received with unmixed satisfaction 
and enthusiasm even to an unusual degree. Beyond question, 
he carries with him to his new station, not only the affection of 
his brethren, but their unqualified confidence, that Judge 
Beeber brings to the duties before him a singularly wel^ train- 
ed mind, richly equipped, both by experience and that wisdom 
which follows only the midnight studies of twenty years. To 
these qualiHcations he adds, also, certain others peculiarly de- 
sirable, an ideal judicial temperament, patience, firmness, capac- 
ity and disposition first to listen and then to decide. 

Bro. Beeber is also a prominent Republican campaign 
speaker, his services being greatly in demand. 

He has a brother, John Artley Beeber, Xi *66, who is also 
a Fiji. J. A. Beeber is president of the First National Bank of 
Williamsport, Pa. 


XI Chapteb, Penns*lv*ni* Colleoe, 

OETTvseuRO, PA. 


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The first annual convention of Section X was held at the 
home of Mu Chapter. Madison, Wisconsin, April 15th. It 
was the result of many unsuccessful attempts to get all the 
chapters of the section together, and especially noteworthy, 
since they are scattered over an area larger than that included 
in the first five sections of the fraternity. 

The meeting was called to order by the Section Chief, Bro. 
Geo. F. Adams, who was elected permanent chairman. Bro. 
Edward H. Hatton, M, was elected secretary. The business 
of the convention was transacted in the form of resolutions, 
copies of which are as follows: 

I. "In view of the present rapid growth of colleges in 
America, be it resolved that a definite policy of conservative ex- 
tension should be adopted by the fraternity. 

''And be it further resolved, that it be the policy of the 
fraternity to enter universities of promise and standing, particu- 
larly those under state control. 

''That, under favorable conditions, our dead chapters^ in 
colleges of high standing should be revived, and that Leland 
Stanford Jr. University, Mass. Institute of Technology, and 
Texas State University be given especial consideration. 

"That, in all cases, the body of petitioners shall have 
formed a strong local organization, and shall have maintained 
a successful separate existence, before they be granted a char- 

II. "Whereas, the welfare and growth of Phi Gamma 
Delta, as a national fraternity, depends upon a strong and rep- 
resentative government, and capable and loyal officers to ad- 
minister the same, 

"Whereas, the 50th Annual Ekklesia of this fraternity 
framed a constitution and elected officers to accomplish this 

"Resolved, That we, the chapters of Phule X., of Phi 
Gamma Delta, in convention assembled, affirm our approval of 
the judgement of our brothers of the National Ekklesia in adopt- 
ing a constitution worthy of the aims and ideals of our fraternity, 
and in electing officers who are an honor to the positions they 
fill, and to the fraternity, which they represent." 


III. "Whereas, the true ideals and worthiest objects of 
our fraternity can be accomplished only by the loyal and un- 
selfish efforts of the men who arc its members, 

< 'Whereas, Bro. T. Alfred Vernon, by great personal 
effort and financial sacrifice, has made possible the production 
of the Chapter Rolls and Songs of Phi Gamma Delta, publica- 
tions worthy of our fraternity, and of much greater merit than 
any similar publications, and has in numerous other ways, ad- 
vanced the welfare of Phi Gamma Delta, 

"Resolved, That, we, the Chapters of Phule X. are grate- 
ful to Bro. Vernon for his ardent devotion and personal sacri- 
fice for the advancement of our fraternity; and we commend his 
efforts as an expression of loyalty to Phi Gamma Delta." 

IV. "Resolved, That the Chapters' of Phule X., in con- 
vention assembled, recommend that, so far as possible, the 
issues of the Quarterly appear more promptly, and they fur- 
ther recommend for the consideration of the general fraternity, 
a more frequent issue of the Quarterly. 

"Resolved, further, that this convention heartily endorse 
the management of the Quarterly by Bro. Frederic C Howe. 
We realize the amount of work involved in its publication, and 
congratulate the fraternity that this work is in such able and ex- 
perienced hands. We further unanimously express our wish 
that Bro. Howe retain the publication of the Quarterly.*' 

Reports were given from all the chapters in the section, 
each testifying to a particularly successful year; and the meet- 
ing adjourned till nine o'clock the hour of the banquet. 

During the stay of the visitors they were hospitably enter- 
tained by Mu. On Friday night, April 14th, a reception and 
dancing party were given in their honor, and Saturday morning 
and Sunday were spent visiting a few of the objects of interest 
in and about Madison. 

At the banquet Bro. Geo. F. Adams was toastmaster, and 
the following toasts were responded to: 

* 'Our Fraternity" W. H. Hay, M, '98 

**01den Times'*^ Thbo. Benfey, M, »96 

**The Goat" MiNOT J. Brown, M 2, 'W 

"Athletics" Frederick H. Clausen, M, »97 

**Fijl in Facultaie'' Dr. Charles F. McClumpha, MZ. 

**Our Section Infant" JOHN K. Bush, X I, •00 

**The Alumnus" Charles R. Barge, r a, "95 

'*Our Friends, the Enemy" Frank J. Morley, M 2, *96 

**The Purposes of Fraternity" Harvey J. Frame, M, '98 

The convention then adjourned. 

Edward H. Hatton, Sec'y. 



Beta held her annual dinner on the evening of February 
i6th, at the University Club of Philadelphia. 

Besides the active members of the chapter and many of our 
graduates, we had the pleasure of having such men as Bro. T. 
Alfred Vernon and Bro. Walter C. Stier with us. Bro. Spots- 
wood was expected, but unfortunately at the last moment was 
unable to be present. 

Although busily engaged in the early part of the evening in 
discussing the many good things provided, still we all had an 
open ear for the speeches. 

Our genial toastmaster was £. Dallett Hemphill, Jr., and by 
virtue of the rights of his position, we were treated to many bits 
of wit and wisdom from those whose names were not on our 
toast card. 

Our toasts and those who responded were as follows : 

The Archons Wm. S. Wadsworth, M. D. 

Our Section Walter C. Stikr 

The Diamond and the Purple T. Alprbs) Vernon 

Beta Past Andrew W. Crawford 

Beta Present and Future Henry W. Hoagland 

In Memoriam Silent Toast 

Plans and Specifications Roland G. Curtin, M. D. 

The Ladies A, E. Taylor, M. D. 

The Battle Axe Club Samuel M. Zeiqler 

iJoHN P. Arnold, M. D. 
A. B. Gordon Davis 
Lebanon as a Pretzel Producer By Dutch Himself 

Although all the talks were interesting, those given by Bro. 
Vernon and Bro. Curtin were especially so. 

Bro. Vernon's speech will long be remembered, and we 
hope before long to be actively engaged in the plans and speci- 
fications spoken of by Bro. Curtin. 

The judges' decision in regard to the respective merits of 
the heirs to the house of Arnold and Davis was withheld, as the 
points were so evenly divided. It was near the small hours 
of morning when we wended our way back toward college. 

Lewis B. Harvey. 



The new Graduate Chapter recently formed in Minnempo- 

lis held its first meeting on Friday evening, April ^8, on 

the occasion of the Ninth Annual Banquet of the Mu Sigma 

Chapter. The following officers were elected: 

President — Dr. Geo. F. Roberts, Dayton Bldg., City. 
Treasurer — Dr. F. L. McVey, State University. 
Recording Sec'y — Prof. C. F. McClumpha, State Univ. 
Historian — Bro. C. £. Guthrie, Ashmore Flats, City. 
Cor. Sec — Bro. F. J. Morley, 404 Phoenix Bldg., City. 

An Executive Committee was chosen, consisting of the 
officers above named. The following are the members of the 

Dr. Geo. F. Roberts, X, Monmouth College; Hon. S. R. 
VanSant and Bro. N. M. Barnes, both T A; Hon. R. G. Evans, Z; 
Judge Wm. Mitchell, A, '53; Prof. C. F. McClumpha, Piot 
C. P. Berkey, Dr. Henry Cotton, and Brothers E. P. Burch, 
C. E. Guthrie, Frank E. Dean, Frank J. Morley, Geo. F. Adams^ 
S. H. Bissell, L. G. Fuller, R. J. Prescott, N. D. Bessesen. 
Wm. Jackson, F. C. Kinyon, R. H. Cosgrove, A W. Selover, 
G. L. Huntington, J. M. Walls, L. J. Fuller, F. E. Reidhead, 
and Dr. F. E. Burch, all of M S; and Bro. Frank L. McVey, 

e A. 

A committee was appointed at this meeting to raise money 
for the purchase of a chapter lot opposite the University Cam- 
pus. The following is the Committee: Prof. C. F. McClumpha, 
chairman, and Bros. Burch and Morley. We expect to be suc- 
cessful and to have the lot by the opening of the fall term or 

Frank J. Morley. 


The following press clipping is of interest: 

After persistently refusing for eighteen years to allow his 
famous novel, ''Ben Hur, " to be dramatized, General Lew 
Wallace at last has signed an agreement with Klaw & Erlanger, 
whereby that firm is permitted to give a stage version of the 
story. The production will take place next season, and will be 
on an elaborate scale. While it is explained that the appear- 
ance of the Savior and the crucifixion will not be produced, 
it is the purpose to make prominent the meeting of the wise 
men in the desert, the Galien fight, the groves of Daphne, the 
chariot race and the procession of Palm Sunday. 

The JV. Ti Sun prints the following "special cable dis- 

London, May lo. — The Rev. Dr. Joseph C. Hartzell, of 
Cincinnati, the American Methodist Episcopal Bishop of Af- 
rica, has arrived in London after working among the missions 
in Liberia and Maderia, which, he says, are in a thriving con- 
dition. Dr. Hartzell is well though he had an attack of Af- 
rican fever. He has been made a Grand Commander of the 
Order of Redemption of Africa, by President Coleman in recog- 
nition of his services in obtaining for British subjects and Amer- 
' ican citizens protection against the encroachments of the 
French on the Liberian borders. 

The Phila. Cb// under date of May lo, devotes nearly a 
column to the life of Dallas Sanders, Western University of 
Pennsylvania, '65, under the department of "Bench and Bar — 
Brief Sketches of men to whose achievements Philadelphia 
owes her legal eminence. ' ' A history of his early life is given, 
and of his subsequent prominence in law and politics we quote 
two paragraphs: 

''In 1887 he was elected chairman of the Democratic State 
Committee, serving in that capacity until 1888. His success as 
an organizer was recognized by his opponents and the publish- 
ed statement of a prominent Republican identified at that 


time with the state organizations of his party, pronounced him 
the most efficient chairman the Democrats ever had. ** 

''Mr. Sanders is a member of the Historical Society of 
Pennsylvania, of the Public Education Association, and of the 
Philadelphia Club (a very exclusive organization). He is also 
a member of the Civil Service Reform Association, having serv- 
ed as a member of its executive committee for the first three 
years of its existence. He was for many years a member of the 
United Barge Club and of the Philadelphia Fencing and Spar- 
ring Club, serving a part of the time as an officer in both or- 
ganizations. He was elected a director of the Board of City 
Trusts by the Board of Judges in March, 1893. " 


A meeting of the Fowler Trust Association was held on 
Feb. 25, at the rooms of Yale Chapter, New Haven, Conn. 
Bro. Fowler presided and and J. Culver Hartzell was secretary. 
The By-Laws were changed as per previous advertisement, sd- 
lowing any member of Phi Gamma Delta to become a member 
of the association, and to hold office therein. The dues were 
fixed at $$ per annum. The following officers were elected at 
a meeting of the thirty governors, which follows: 

Albert J. Wise, president. 

Fabius M. Clarke, of Indiana Chapter, vice president. 

T. Alfred Vernon, Yale '75, treasurer. 

J. Culver Hartzell, secretary. 

This association has practically {5,000 in cash in hand, 
and no debts. They need f 10,000 as a cash payment to be 
made on the house they desire to buy. Jesse Bloch, of Wor- 
cester, and Dandridge Spotswood, of Hampden-Sidney, were 
elected governors for three years. It requires a payment of 
$10 to the treasurer to become a member of this association, 
and every man has as many votes at the annual meeting as the 
number of ten dollar bills paid in. The officers request every 
member of Phi Gamma Delta to become a member of this as- 
sociation. After the house is purchased, the second mortgage 
bonds will be issued at f 25 per bond to all who have contributed 
funds to the land and house fund of this association. The cor- 
poration was formed by members of the Yale Chapter for the 
purpose of holding property for the Yale Chapter by special act 
of the Connecticut legislature in 1897. A copy of the Bv-Laws 
may be had on application to the treasurer. 



Mr. Horatio S. Rubens, C. C. N. Y. i8 — , who has been the 
counsellor of the Cubans during the recent revolution and prior 
thefeto, has been appointed to the responsible position of 
counsel to the colonial commission, and will leave with that 
body for Porto Rico to-day. Mr. Rubens' selection was due 
to his intimate acquaintance with the people and the conditions 
in Cuba and Porto Rico, and his wide general knowledge of 
Spanish-American affairs. 

Mr. Rubens was born and bred in New York City, and de- 
spite his youth, has had a most notable career. He was edu- 
cated in the College of the City of New York, where he received 
the degree of master of science and studied law in Columbia 
College, graduating with distinguished honors. He entered the 
law offices of Elihu Root as a student and became his managing 
clerk, leaving Mr. Root to practice on his own account, which 
shortly became large and lucrative. He made special studies 
of constitutional and international law, and being a fluent 
French, German and Spanish scholar, he had the advantage of 
reading in the original. 

He was the intimate friend of Jose Marti and a classmate 
of Gonzalo de Quesada, and thus became an ardent and ever- 
zealous adherent of the cause of Cuban independence. 

Two years before the last revolution broke out he was the 
confidential counselor of the Cubans under Marti and Quesada 's 
leadership, and during the recent war he was counsel of the 
Cuban delegation in this country and of the Cubans abroad. 
He received the thanks of all the administrations of the Cuban 
republic, and was counselor of the Garcia commission which 
came to Washington some time since. 

One of the most notable legal triumphs of Mr. Rubens 
was his victory in behalf of General Ezcta, vice president of San 
Salvador, who fled to San Francisco with his staff after the re- 
bellion of 1894. The Salvadoreans sought the extradition of 
Ezeta and his companions, and the case is regarded as the 
most celebrated extradition case on the books, involving as it 
did many new and intricate points. He has represented Span- 
ish-American interests in this country for several years, and in 
1896 was decorated by the government of Venezuela with the 
Order of the Bust of the Liberator. Mr. Rubens is a gentle- 
man of attractive personality, and has the rare faculty of inspir- 
ing confidence, which he enjoys to a very wide extent. He 
married Miss Lamar, of Georgia, a charming woman, who is 
very popular in social circles north and south. — Washington 
•S*/an March i, 1899. 



The following is taken from the New York Sun: 

The coming election of officers of the Seventy-first Regi- 
ment has aroused a great deal of interest and excitement among 
the rank and file. It was learned yesterday that the mili- 
tary authorities had decided to allow an election of Junior 
Major, and that this election would be held on Tuesday eve- 
ning in the armory. The authorities, it was said, would have 
preferred to see a Lieutenant-Colonel elected, and this had 
originally been the plan; and a committee had been appointed 
by a meeting of officers to select a candidate for that office. 
The scheme, however, fell through owing, it is said, to the op- 
position of the friends of Senior Major Clinton H. Smith. 

Col. Augustus T. Francis, whose resignation from the Na- 
tional Guard has not yet been accepted, may preside at the 
election. Should Major Smith decide to vote, and a protest be 
entered against him, an interesting question will arise. His 
friends will claim that as Gen. Butt allowed officers under ar- 
rest to vote for Colonel of the Ninth Regiment recently the 
same right ought to be accorded to Major Smith. 

When the case of Lieut. Col. Smith shall have been dis- 
posed of the officers of the Seventy-first will proceed to elect a 
Colonel. Major Frank Keck will be senior officer, and his 
chances of being the next Colonel of the regiment are excellent 
He is exceedingly popular with the men, who will be proud to 
be commanded by a man who showed remarkable courage and 
displayed great qualities as a leader in battle. Many of them 
are already trying to bring all the influences that they have to 
bear upon their various officers to vote for Major Keck. 

Among the officers themselves there is a strong feeling in 
Major Keek's favor, and although there are several who are op- 
posed to him their opposition is not regarded as dangerous, and 
in fact it is believed that a great deal of what opposition there 
is will disappear almost entirely as soon as the campaign for 
the election of Colonel begins in earnest. Major Keek's friends 
point to his record at the battle of San Juan, where he led his 
men, kept them well in hand, and fearlessly exposed his life. 

Aside from his well-proved bravery and coolness, it is claim- 
ed that Major Keck is an excellent tactician and a strict dis- 
ciplinarian, and can be depended upon to bring the regiment 
to the highest possible state of efficiency. 

Major Keck has not announced himself as a candidate, but 
his friends insist that he must run, as he is the strongest officer in 
the regiment. They are already sure of the votes of ten officers 
out of twenty-three, and they feel no doubt whatever of win- 


ning over five more within a few days. These fifteen votes 
alone would give him the majority and secure his election, but 
they would not be much surprised if his election were by a 
unanimous vote. 

Major Keck declined last evening to talk about the matter 
or to say whether he would be a candidate. Nor did he wish 
to make any comments on Gov. Roosevelt's report. Of his 
regiment he said: "It was a splendid regiment. The rank and 
file were beyond reproach. We did not have more than ten 
men sick until after July 15. When we moved to the old camp- 
ing ground of the Second Massachusetts our sickness began. 
The boys were healthy, eager, and brave." 


Charles M. Kurtz, recently appointed Assistant Director of 
Fine Arts of the United States Commission to the Paris Expo- 
sition of 1900, by the United States Commissioner-General, 
Ferdinand W. Peck» sailed for Europe yesterday by the steam- 
ship Rotterdam, of the Holland-America Line. He will visit 
American artists living in London, Paris and Munich, and pos- 
sibly Rome, in order to confer with them and to learn what 
works they propose to submit to the jury of selection, so as to 
form some idea of the relative amount of space which their por- 
tion of the exhibit may be expected to occupy. 

Mr. Kurtz will make a careful examination of the space as- 
signed to the United States section in Paris, with a view to 
making the best arrangement of the exhibit as a whole. Of 
course, the pictures and other works themselves will be install- 
ed by members of the various committees appointed for that 
purpose, but the information obtained will be of great advan- 
tage to the department here in that it will furnish data upon 
which to formulate plans. Mr. Kurtz also expects to confer 
with the art commissioners of other countries relative to their 
schemes of decoration, furnishing, etc. He will spend about 
six weeks in Europe. 

Mr. Kurtz has had wide experience in exposition work. He 
was born at New Castle, Penna., in 1865, and was graduated 
from Washington and Jefferson College, Pennsylvania, in 1876. 
Coming to New York, he entered the schools of the National 
Academy of Design, and also received special instruction in 
drawing and painting in the studios of L. E. Wilmarth, N. A., 
and William Morgan, A. N. A. For a time he devoted himself 
to newspaper work, and was a member of The Tribune staff 
several years.. In 1883 he was made manager of the exhibitions 


of the American Art Union, a society of artists organized for 
the promotion of native art, and later was director of the art de- 
partment of the Southern Exposition in Louisville, Ky. After 
resuming newspaper work in New York he was appointed as- 
sistant chief of the Department of Fine Arts at the World's Co- 
lumbian Exposition. In the interest of the Exposition he went 
to Europe in 1891, visiting France, Belgium and Holland, and 
in September of that year returned to America and took charge 
of the offices of the art department in Chicago. In the winters 
of i89i-'92 and i892-'93 he worked in conjunction with the 
Advisory Art Committees in New York, and was in a large 
measure responsible for the organization of the excellent col- 
lection of pictures sent by the New York artists to the Colum- 
bian Exposition. 

Mr. Kurtz acted in an advisory capacity for the Art Com- 
mittees of the St. Lous Exposition of 1893, and at the close of 
the Columbian Exposition was made the art director of the St. 
Louis Exposition. This place he has held since that time. 
Under his direction at St. Louis was shown the first orgahized 
exhibit by the famous painters of the Glasgow school to be seen 
in this country, and there likewise the painters of the German 
* 'Secession" made their debut in America, while other collec- 
tions have illustrated the contemporary art of France, Holland 
and Denmark. Last year Mr. Kurtz received from the directors 
of the Trans^Mississippi and International Exposition, Omaha, 
a diploma and medal in recognition of valuable services of an 
advisory nature in connection with the fine arts exhibit. — New 
Tork Tribune y May 7, 1899. 

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We note with the greatest satisfaction that work has been 
begun on another chapter house, this time for Pi Iota Chapter^at 
Worcester. The Worcester Sty of May 3, has an article of 
some length on the subject. We clip as follows: 

Work was commenced Monday afternoon on the cellar of 
a new chapter house at the Polytechnic Institute, which will be, 
when completed, one of the finest buildings of its kind in any 
of the smaller colleges of New England, with a few exceptions, 
and will stand as a very handsome addition to the residental 
structures of Worcester. 

The chapter house is to be erected on the large lot at the 
corner of Salisbury and Boynton streets, recently purchased of 
Stephen Salisbury by Pi Iota chapter of the fraternity of Phi 
Gamma Delta, or rather by the F. A Morse Building associa- 
tion, which was recently incorporated under the laws of the 


State by the alumni members of the chapter, for the purpose of 
erecting a new house. The house wijl cost in the neighbor- 
hood of f 1 2,000 and will be a model residential structure. 

The site selected by the fraternity boys for their new home 
is a very fine one, commanding an uninterrupted view of In- 
stitute park, and situated in close proximity to the Institute. 
The batter-boards were put up yesterday and work will be be- 
gun in real earnest before the end of the week by Contractor 
Joseph Vaudreuil, who will build the house. 

The plans have been made by Fuller, Frost and Delano, 
architects, who have designed a very pleasing structure of the 
colonial style. 

The new house will face on Salisbury street, and will have 
a frontage of 42^ feet, widening out in the rear to 45}^ feet It 
will be about 50 feet deep, and will contain in all 24 rooms, in 
addition to a large basement, which will be used as future de- 
velopments may render necessary. 

A broad piazza will run the entire length of the Salisbury 
street side of the house, while the Boynton street side will be 
made attractive by a number of large bay windows, which will 
be fitted with broad settles and serve as cosy lounging places 
for the leisure moments of the college men. The entrance will 
be in the centre of the Salisbury street side, and will lead into a 
spacious hall, 30 by 15 feet in dimension, which will be finished 
in handsome quartered oak. This hall will be used on occas- 
ions for social functions, and is amply large to accommodate 
private dancing parties, when the fraternity boys desire to give 

On the right of the hall are the lounging and smoking rooms, 
library and dining room, while to the left of the hall is a very 
large reception room, which will be finished in the now prevail- 
ing white. All the other apartments are finished in quartered 
oak. Large fire places are a feature of the rooms on the lower 

The ascent to the second story is in the rear of the recep- 
tion room, a broad low staircase leading to the sleeping-rooms 
and studies above. The second floor will be taken up with 
three suites of rooms, two being of three rooms each and one of 
two rooms. Similar suites of living rooms and studies are on 
the third floor. The house will accommodate about 20 students, 
undergraduate members of the chapter. 

Modem systems of hot water heating and cold air ventila- 
tion will be installed as well as facilities for lighting by both 
gas and electricity. The pantries, kitchen and servants' quar- 
ters will be on the first floor in the rear, and a portion of the 
basement may be utilized for this purpose. 




The Exchange Editor at times reminds himself exceedingly of 
the Children of Israel in the land of Pharaoh at the time when 
their lot was the hardest. It will be remembered that the 
severest task imposed on those unhappy captives was to 
continue to deliver to the task master set over them, the 
same tale of bricks whether any straw was delivered to them 
for their manufacture, or not. And so it is with the exchange 
editor. When the time for the appearance of the Quarterly 
comes around, the same tale of exchanges is expected from his 
pen whether his contemporaries have been fruitful or not, so 
that no matter how meager the supply of material, there must 
still be about the same number of pages, and the readers of the 
Quarterly would resent as indolence of this editor rather than 
as poverty in his supply, any falling ofi in the interest of the de- 
partment. Those who read Thackery will recollect that in his 
delightful novels, he frequently reminds the reader that a man 
who has 800 pages to write in a novel cannot afiord to let the 
whole plot slip through his fingers at once, and the reader is 
placed at once in a sort of confidential relation with the author, 
when he finds that he must be patient in order to help complete 
the task, or, rather, spread the task out as Thackery 's publish- 
ers want it. A similar patience must be exercised with us, for 
we have our pages to fill, and if our contemporaries are dull, join 
with us while we scold them, and if we seem dull, blame it on 
our contemporaries! 

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In the Kappa Alpha Journal for March, 1899, the eye of 
this Editor, which is acutely trained for poetry, fell upon two 
verses of great beauty and directness. They are out of a poem 
by a young man named Paul S. Hunter, and are entitled, '*In 


Memoriam, ** being a tribute to a dead comrade. The rest of 
the poem, while far above the average of college verses, is not 
so worthy as the two stanzas which follow: 

Death doets not deign to strike 

The commonplace; 
It loves a mark above the crowd, 

A noble face. 

Still is the form we loved, 

Silent in death: 
Life was for him a fleeting cloud, 

A little breath. 

This Editor began his editorial career with an ignorant and 
ill-judged dislike of all poetry in fraternity magazines. He re- 
members to have made severe remarks upon the subject on sev- 
eral occasions, but time, which has brought old age and other 
burdens upon him, has softened his judgment, and now it is a 
source of great delight to him to find anything so fine as the 
two verses which arc herewith quoted. 

Thii Jourtialf however, has something very much more im- 
portant, if not so happy, than the verses which we herewith 
quote, and that is an editorial upon the cost of conventions, 
which is now a very fruitful subject for reflection among us. We 
quote the entire editorial, so far as it gives estimates made by 
various members of Kappa Alpha: 

**A11 the money passed throujifh my hands, but I have lost my 
memorandum and my memory is about as short as a piece of string. 
Our total exi)enses were about S350. Really the convention could be 
entertained for less money. An acceptable dinner can be spread for 
$2.00 a plate, and the other incidental expenses ought not to run over 
$t50. You understand that our street-car fare, Belle Meade trip, and 
brewery experience cost us nothing. The whole thing can be summed 
up in: hall rent, printing, badges, dinner. 

^ This can be considered official in regard to the Nashville Con- 
vention, which, I think, all will testify was a decided success.*' 

Bro. Ammen, writing from Baltimore, furnishes the following 
valuable information: 

* 'I am unable to give you definite figures, but can give you ad- 
dresses that will bring you definite figures. I have heard that the 
Birmingham Convention ( '91) cost $900, and left the Alabama chap- 
ters so sore and disgusted with assessments that they donothear the word 
convention without a tremor. The Ricimiond ('93) Convention cost 


(I've heard) some $500. The Atlanta Conyention ( 'd5) cost some 1800, 
I've heard. None of these figures are reliable. I've always fouf^ht 
these expensive **blow-out8,''but people overdue such things. I've not 
heard what the Nashville Convention cost. 

^' At Richmond they (1) procured a hall, and (2) gave a banquet 
of numerous courses and rare dishes, and lots of champag^ne and other 
wines, besides whiskey. The same at Atlanta. The only necessary 
thing is the hall, and the Order pays $25 toward that. The waste in 
connection with these affairs has always been offensive to me. I think 
$250 is a large provision, and $200 would do very well. I've no ex- 
perience, but I believe it unnecessary to stun visitors with extrava- 
ll^ance. Who eats the tasteless dishes with French names? The style 
costs and nobody enjoys it. Two or three toothsome dishes, a lot of 
claret and ^auterne, with cigars — what more does one want?" 

Bro. Hebard writes: **In regard to cost of convention, I quote let- 
ter received to-day from Burnley in regard to Richmond Convention, 
'93. *He (Pilcher) tells me the cost of said convention was $168 — $15 
or $20 for rent of meeting hall, and the balance for the banquet. Rib- 
bon, stationery, etc., were furnished by individual alumni. Members 
were entertained at the homes of alumni without cost, those remaininf^ 
at hotels paying their own bills.' " 

These figures, taken in connection with Barthell's estimate of the 
Nashville entertainment, gives a fairly definite idea of how much a 
convention ought to cost. There is no use in being foolish about it 
and trying to outdo everybody. We have no accurate account of the 
expenses attending the Washington Convention last spring, but it 
must have been very inexpensive, and yet everybody had a good 
enough time and came away perfectly satisfied. 

From the foregoing it will be observed that the conventions 
of Kappa Alpha have frequently cost that fraternity as much as 
$6oo.oo; that some of them have cost as little as (200.00; that 
the experience of Kappa Alpha is, that an inexpensive conven- 
tion furnishes as much pleasure as an expensive one. We do 
not care to urge our own opinions upon this subject, but we do 
suggest that the proper way of viewing the whole question of 
fraternity expenditure is to divide the proposed item by the 
number of active men in the fraternity, and find out the per 
capita assessment necessary for the expenditure in question. 
Thus, if a convention is to cost (600.00, that means that our 
annual per capita tax must be increased in the neighborhood 
of f i.oo for that purpose, alone. By taking all of the items of 


fraternity expenditure in the same way, we can get an exact 
idea of just what our proposed outlay means, and also, can dis- 
cover what the total per capita assessment throughout the fra- 
ternity must be, in order to meet it. 

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The makers of our own beautiful Rolls and Directory have 
been silent upon the difficulties and embarrassments which be- 
set their tremendous task, but a most readable contribution to 
the April Scroll oi Phi Delta Theta contains the "Reminiscenses 
of Catalogue Making," which Mr. Swope first printed in the 
December Scroll* The following letters present the whole les- 
son of the fraternity system in a dramatic contrast: 

Weissport, Pa. , May 10, *89. 
Mr. E. L. Randolph, 

Dear Sir, — In answer to your circular permit me to say briefly aod 
courteously, that I desire to have my name withdrawn as a member of 
the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity. 

The followiDgr are my main re'asons: 

1. Noone who calls himself a Christian, can consistently take the 
oath demanded of him at his initiation. 

2. Secret societies are, in secret and subtle ways, assuming more 
and more a hostile and dangerous attitude toward the Christian 

The basis upon which secret societies exist or rest is a selflsh one. 
They eng^ender or be^et clanuishness. While American in one sense, 
they are decidedly un-American inthe higher and better senses. They 
prevent men from boiug cosmopolitan in sympathy and feeling. 

4. There can bo but one true fraternity or fellowship, and that is 
the fellowship of hearts which the religion of Jesus Christ has made 

However groundless these objections may soem to the members of 
the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity, I trust they will as gentlemen give me 
credit for actinj? as I do from conviction and on frincifle. My heart is 
too big to confine it to so small a world as a fraternity or secret so- 
ciety, and while I expect to be socially ostracised so far as the mem- 
bership of Phi Delta Theta are concerned, I know / shall always be 
ready to extend to all of them the hand of Christian fellowship. 

I am a brother to the world ! 
Mankind is my fraternity! 

Sincerely Yours, 

Ail ONO THB SXCHAll(»S. 203 

Dear Old Tol. : 

Forgotten you? No! The Lord forbid. When I forget a friead 
may my hand lose its cunning and my tongue forget its trade. May 
the fountains of justice dry up, and the courts adjourn sine die. In 
short, may Gabriel blow his trnmpet and Abraham call me to his 
bosom. No, I have never forgotten you and have wondered sometimes 
if I should know your dear old *phiz' if I should see it. I forget only 
my enemies. May the Lord take them all unto his sheltering wings — 
right away. For my friends the flowers of memory bloom perennial, 
but I let the dust of oblivion settle softly upon the graves of my ene- 
mies. For the one, life and joy and eternal happiness; for the other, 
may they forsake their iniquities and seek the stool of repentance be- 
fore it is everlastingly too late. . . . 

Your Friend, 

John R. Miller. 

Those who know the splendid catalogue of Phi Delta Theta 
and ail of us who know what a dignified and noble institution 
that fraternity is, will enjoy this peep into the bosom of the 
catalogue maker. Especially, if our pity be not too deep for 
merriment, will we enjoy the throes of the Rev. Blank, who 
finds all human society too profane to touch his sanctified gar- 
ment and who, poor soul, finding a hollow stone in his breast where 
his heart ought to be, imagines that that whited sepulcure of a 
vain life is a "heart too big to confine to anything so small as a 
college fraternity"! But after all, and this latter can hardly be 
taken as a jest, does not the contrast here presented really ex- 
press just exactly the two possible extremes of fraternity ex- 
perience? The Reverend Blank is a narrow-souled prig, with 
no mental or moral capacity to touch the life of man or maker; 
he joins a fraternity, passes through it as through a vale of tears 
he helps nobody and is not helped, and ends, as he began, a 
sounding brass and a tinkling cymbal. The other fellow, does 
not know the jargon of cant and cannot use sacred names to 
confound sacred and hallowed principles, but he has learned to 
love his neighbor as himself, to do good and to distribute the 
sunshine of a life rich in memories and to ennoble those who 
know him by merely calling them friends. May he live long 
and prosper, and if our Fate would make us happy, may we 
have many like him while the Rev. Blanks continue scarce in 
the land. 


' Under the letter of ''Professionals Again" the editor of the 
Rainbow of Delta Tau Delta, has the following observations in 
his March issue: 

College fraternitieH are especially designed for a certain period of 
life. ]t would seem Datura! that men-flhould join them at the time of 
collegiate trainiDfjf. Dut, if men enter professional schools after a full 
collegiate fitting, they have, of course, passed considerably beyond the 
usual a^ of collegre students. If they have not had collegiate advan- 
tages before entering? the professional departments, they lack that sym- 
metrical training which a college fraternity membership presupposes. 
In any case, there is thus seen to be a forceful objection to their initii- 
tion. When men pass from the collegiate to the professional depart- 
ment and so remain lonjirer in connection with the chapters, their ma- 
ture judgment and intluence may prove valuable, supplemented, as 
they are, by the <;lortc touch of several years of collegiate and fratern- 
al association. If, however, men have passed beyond a certain im- 
pressionable period, their connection with the Fraternity is not likely 
to bo of an enthusiastic kind. This point is not a mere theory of the 
Elditor; it is justified by his observance of our alumni. The men in- 
itiated from the professional departments seldom keep up a vital interest 
in the Fraternity after graduation. The mailing list of The Raifdww 
shows this in a striking; manner. 

This merely means that after the plaster has set it cannot 
be shaped. Of course every fraternity chapter knows that 
some of its noblest and most helpful members and alumni were 
"professionals" when initiated, but the germ of truth contained 
in this extract is a plea against increasing a chapter roll by 
mere numerical additions and in every society it must always 
remain true that members who do not add to the spiritual 
strength of the order take from it. The present danger in Phi 
Gamma Delta is probably from undersized chapters rather than 
the opposite, but we print these observations ''lest we forget." 


It is with great satisfaction that the Quarterly announces 
the re-establishment of the old chapter of Iota Mu tim luinoiiu- 
at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. A okKfiur. 
full account of the installation from the pen of one of those 
who was most instrumental in its revival appears elsewhere in 
this issue. The body of petitioners have maintained a sepa- 
rate existence for some time, having been organized largely 
through the untiring efforts of Bro. B. S. Clark, of the Worcester 
Polytechnic, and Bro. A. W. Harrison, of Columbia, men in whose 
discernment and judgment in the selection of candidates the 
fraternity can feel the greatest confidence, and whose counsel 
and aid will be at the command of the chapter for at least one 
year more, enabling it the more easily to avoid the rocks and shoals 
of a chapter's early career. The members of the fraternity in 
and about Boston and especially those at Cambridge have 
thoroughly canvassed the situation, as well as the body of peti- 
tioners, and have passed most satisfactory judgment upon the 
character and the opportunity for the successful maintenance of 
the revived chapter at the Institute. We cannot but feel that 
the revival of this chapter, which enjoyed at one time such a 
brilliant career, is a matter of sincerest congratulation to the 
fraternity. The field is a good one and the men seem endowed 
with the proper fraternity spirit. The editor of the Quarterly 
was recently in Boston and received from several sources the 
most gratifying accounts of the new men and the conditions 
under which the chapter has been launched upon its career. 

The question of extension has received a large amount of 
consideration at the hands of the chapters and recent TiMQwftumof 
section conventions, and the prevailing opinion ***•■■***• 
seems to be in favor of the most conservative policy in the 


future and in favor of expansion chiefly along the lines of the 
revival of old chapters. In so far as the Quarterly can judge 
from correspondence which it receives, the work of the next few 
years would seem to be that of internal development and 
growth supplemented by a judicious growth in the line of the 
re-organization of defunct chapters. We have unfortunately 
too many dead limbs on our tree and many of these should be 
revivified with the spirit of Phi Gamma Delta and again be 
made abiding places of chapters of the fraternity. This should 
be done for our own dignity as well as the feelings of older 
members of the fraternity. And we believe it could be done 
with the proper sort of supervision and direction on the part of 
the government of the order. But the Quarterly believes that 
expansion into new fields should be viewed with the utmost sus- 
picion and that every question of advisability should be resolv- 
ed against a body of petitioners. We are large enough, and 
big enough to rest content with fields already occupied save up- 
on the strongest assurances from petitioners, and should aim to 
keep down the number of our chapters rather than to increase 
the fraternity to unwieldy size. It would seem almost axiomatic 
that we should enter no institutions of learning save State Uni- 
versities with one or two exceptions in favor of large and grow- 
ing privately endowed colleges. Evidences are not wanting 
that the small sectarian school, save where largely and gener- 
ously endowed, is losing and will continue to lose thd eminence 
which it has enjoyed as an educational force in the past. The 
diminution of denominational clannishness and the prevailing 
desire on the part of the parents and youth to secure the best 
educational advantages which are offered must lead, as time ad- 
vances, to the loss of prestige on the part of sectarian colleges. 

This is the more true in view of the fact that our States are 
generously supporting their State institutions, while the income 
and revenues of privately endowed colleges must tend to dimin- 
ish with the lower rate of interest enjoyed by them on their in- 

At the present time, there is before the fraternity in a semi- 
official way, an application for a charter from an Eastern State 
College, an institution which has been before the fiatemity on 
at least two separate occasions for a charter, in each of which 

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tance the fraternity has expressed itself without equivocation, 
i decided that the college was not of sufficient rank to merit 
r entrance. The decision on these occasions has been in 

way uncertain. The assurance which we have had that the 
ititution was about to enter upon a new era of prosperity is 
ogether too problematical to warrant a reversal of our pre- 
)us determination. Heretofore this college has been almost 
clusively an Agricultural and Mechanical College. It now 
omises to enlarge its courses to include the classical curricula. 
1 several occasions such assurances have been given the fra* 
rnity before some of which we have been induced to rely, and 
e Quarterly knows of no instance in which it had needed 
ch assurances that we have not been disappointed. The fact 

that saving the well-established privately endowed universi- 
;s of the country and the State institutions of the Central and 
estern States, where intelligence and generosity have com* 
ned for the up-building of magnificent universities of learning, 
at new colleges, no matter what the assurances of State Leg- 
atures may be, are doomed to retain a subordinate place. 

It is for this reason that the Quarterly has always strenu- 
sly opposed entrance into the college referred to and the 
me reasons and arguments would seem to apply with equal 
gency to a certain college in the west which is now before us 
r consideration. The fact is, we cannot afford to expand save 
»on the strongest guarantees from the petitioners. Every 
esumption is against further enlargement and in favor of wise 
nservative growth within, and we hope that the chapters when 
ey consider these propositions will consider them fully and 
sely and demand upon their own account a showing of the 
aracter, resources and present achievements of any institu- 
)n or body of applicants which seek entrance to our midst. 

In the preceding pages of this issue is a most suggestive 
tide on the methods of rushing and securing men AaAtuniAid 
iployed by the University of Wisconsin Chapter. ****"**^- 
( the author states, conditions differ in different localities, and 
t, with every chapter of any fraternity the same struggle per* 


vails at the opening of each year to secure a desirable delegation 
from the incoming class. 

We have long felt that in this respect the alumnus might be 
of inestimable value and service to his old chapter as well as to 
other chapters in the fraternity. We know of at least one chap- 
ter in addition to the one located at Madison, which is very 
largely recruited each year by men who are practically pledged 
to the fraternity by alumni before they enter college and who at 
least have their minds fully prepared to be receptive to its in- 

Men entering college frequently enter particular institu- 
tions through the advice or suggestion of some intimate friend 
or friend of the family, whose advice is sought and whose opin- 
ion is held dear. We doubt not that hundreds of Fijis will be 
consulted this summer by young men about to enter various 
institutions of learning in the fall. Their advice will be heeded 
on all matters of college interest. The average boy enters up- 
on his college days with a mind eager for college affairs and 
college traditions, and a suggestive recommodation, or card of 
introduction which brings him in touch with older class men is 
always appreciated. It is a very simple thing to prepare the 
mind of a friend for the fraternity. It is an even simpler thing 
to give him a card of introduction to one of our chapters. But 
if this is too much of a tax, it is certainly not a difficult thing 
to drop a line or even a postal to some one of the members of 
an active chapter advising them of the coming of a young man 
of desirable character to be investigated by them as a candidate 
for membership in the fraternity. With such cooperation on 
the part of our alumni, the securing of delegations in each in- 
coming class would be a very simple matter, while, in addition, 
those errors of judgment which every chapter makes from time 
to time would be in a large measure diminshed. 

Notice appears elsewhere in this issue of the beginning of 
work on the chapter house of the Worcester Polytechnic chap- 
ter. The work which this chapter has achieved in this direc- 
tion is worthy of congratulation and approval from the frater- 
nity at large. It certainly is an example of what may be accom- 


plished by enterprise and energy directed to the accomplish- 
ment of this end. What Pi Iota has done, any chapter in the 
fraternity can do. With an existence of little over a 
decade and a limited membership, it has succeeded in securing 
a fund and acquiring a house at an expense of from (12,000 to 
(16,000. And all this has been accomplished within twelve 
months' time. Before fall the house will be completed and the 
chapter ensconced under its own roof. A showing of this sort 
should be an inspiration to all of our chapters and an evidence 
of that which may be accomplished when vigorously taken in 
hand with the proper sort of intelligent oversight and cooperation 
It is further to be borne in mind that this was accomplish- 
ed, not through the efforts of a rich and influential body of al-. 
umni, but almost exclusively through the activity of the local 
chapter and a few of its younger alumni. 

We report with great pleasure in this issue the account of 
the organization of the Minneapolis graduate chapter. Truly, 
our alumni are manifesting a most active interest in the welfare 
and development of the fraternity. At the present time there 
are 23 alumni associations and graduate chapters with a large 
membership. Such enthusiasm betokens a lively life on the 
part of the undergraduate chapters and a vigorous spirit on the 
part of the alumnL 

Not the least gratifying thing about the Minneapolis gath- 
ering was the arrangement for the acquisition of a site for the 
building of a chapter house for the University of Minnesota 

Brother T. A. Vernon desires to secure Volumes 7, lo, 
II and 12 ol the Phi Gamma Delta Journal ^laA Phi Gamma 
Delta Quarterly. Any brother possessing any or all of these 
will find a purchaser by addressing him upon this subject. 

The general secretary of the fraternity is desirous of secur* 
ing the following volumes and numbers of the ^ F A Journal 
and Quarterly: Vols., I II, III, V, VI, VII, VIII and IX. Any 
brother able to supply these will confer a favor upon the fra- 
ternity and upon Bro. Gard by communciating with him. 


Pi Iota — Worcester Polytechnic Institute. 

The usual state of meutal tension noticeable during examination 
week is now very much in evidence. After examinations comes summer 
shop practice of three or four weeks and then a vacation — welcome is 
the Bununer rains to the farmer. 

The affairs of the chapter have run smoothly since our last letter 
and we can now say that the eominj? year promises much, f 3r a most 
prosperous year Is assured. Work on our new house is profp*essing. 
The roof will be on in a week or two and we exiiect to be able to start 
next year in a brand new house of our own after approved plans and 
desif^s. We ho|)e to bo able to furnish half-tones of the house and 
a descriptive article for the next Quarterly. 

Additions to our number have been made since last writing. Prof. 
Leonard P. Kinnicutt, M. I. T., '75, professor of chemistry; Ptot. Sid- 
ney A. lieeve, Yale, '87, professor of hydraulics and steam engineering, 
and F. W. Whittemore, '98, have been initiated into Pi Iota chapter; 
and it is with great pleasure that we present them to the fraternity at 
large, as strong and loyal Fijis. Brother A. C. Mott has transferred 
from Kappa Nu to Pi Iota. 

Athletics at Tech. are improving. A spirit of ambition in the stu- 
dent body and of hearty cooperation of the faculty has made a bright 
outlook possible. The class of 1902 has set the pace and has already 
raised sufficient money to ensure a good start in foot ball in the fall. 
Such spirit is needed and will have a beneficial influence on athletics 
in general at Tech. The class games were held May 13, at Worcester 
oval. A very enthusiastic crowd attended and an unusually lively 
competition was won by 1900 with 1902 a close second. The New Eng- 
land inter-collegiate athletic meet was held here May 20 and proved an 
eventful occasion although but one record, the discus throw, was bro- 
ken. Bowdoin won with Williams close up and Amherst trailing. 

The success of the Tech. base ball season, late in starting, has 
been a very encouraging sign of the improvecl state of athletics and our 
Capt. Maynard is sure of a strong team next year. The class base 
ball games will undoubtedly go to 1901 this year. 

We have held several informal social evenings and smokers and 
expect to do much more entertaiuing when our facilities are better, at 
they will be in the new house next year. 


We have had visits from several brothers from sister chapters. 
We are always glad to come In touch with other chapters in this way 
and every Fiji is sure of a cordial welcome when he applies at Pi 
lota's door. 

The meaty articles in the last Quarterly have been read with 
much interest here and some of the sentiments there expressed have 
been incorporated into our policy. The Quarterly gives much that 
is needed by the chapters and we desire to congratulate the editor on 
the standard he has established in that publication. Wishing success 
to all chapters, we remain yours in « r A. 

Fred R. Davis, 
♦ r A House, 7 Everett St., 
Worcester, Mass. 

Chi— Union College. 

Our present outlook is very encouraging. At the time of writing 
we are just going into our new house on the campus. It is located be- 
tween the President's house and the college recitation rooms and the 
location is as good, if not better, than that of any fraternity house here. 
We had planned to go into our new home sometime ago, and now our 
hope is being realized. Through the kindness of some of the alumni some 
very Ane furniture was sent us which helped along the work of our 
chapter and their assistance is thoroughly appreciated by all. 

And while we are gaining strength in this material way we lose six 
earnest members by graduation in June. They are Bros. Ballard, 
Beardsley, Davis, E^ames, Ketchum and Rowell. Bros. Ballard and 
Ketchum will represent us on the stage and be elected into the 4 B K 
fraternity; while Brother Rowell is the author of the class song. Ho is 
also editor-in-chief of our two college papers — The Concordiensis 
and T7i€ Parthenon, We are sorry to lose these brothers but feel 
that since they must leave our circle we must do our duty with renewed 
zeal and earnestness. 

But outside the senior class we have not been idle. Bro. French 
was editor of the 1900 Garnet which was a great success. He, to- 
£^ether with Bros. Cook and Robinson, 1901, are on the base ball team 
and have done excellent work. We are represented on the glee club 
by Bros. Eames, Rodman and Arthur Robinson. 

We were pleased to receive a visit from Bro. Holating, *97, on the 
28th of April. He is now at the Ck>lgate Theological Seminary, but 
found time to come down and see the boys. Bro. Giles, '97, also 
dropped in and met some of our new members. Bro. Walter Swan, '98, 
is visiting us at the date of writing. He is studying at the Yale Divin- 
ity School. We all were happy to greet these brothers and we extend 
a hearty invitation to any Fiji, who may wander into old Schenectady, 
io come up on the hill and we promise to do our share. 


We are constantly indubted to Bro. Vernon for his romembranoet, 
amonf^ which were the calendarb. We were delighted with them. Wish* 
ing unbound ing success to all sister chapters, I am 

Yours very fraternally 

Walter A. Cowklu 
Theta Psi— Colgate 

Already things have taken on a new aspect since Rev. Georgi 
Merrill has been acting president at Colgate. Dr. Merrill is an aolifV 
Baptist and left his church at Norton, Mass., to accept the presideiM^ 
of Colgate University. He commenced his duties here soon after the 
beginning of the spring term, although he will not be inaugurated until 
Commencement week in June. 

The old college spirit which has been gradually on the decrease 
since the death of I'resident Dodge about ten years ago has begun to 
revive. Dr. Merrill is a favorite with young men and his sympathy 
for them made him popular at once. 

Although Colgate's base ball team has not made a particularly 
glorious record so far, Bros. Cramp and Fosbury have done their usual 
good work. 

F. C. Whitfield will represent us on the Salmagundi board dur- 
ing the coming year. 

We enjoyed a call recently from Bro. F. C. Dewey, Colgate, 'Mi 
Columbia, *94. Bro. Dewey is a New York architect and will very 
soon submit plans for Tiieta Psi^s prospective chapter house. Bro. 
Dewey is an energetic business man and is a great help to us In 
chapter matters. 

Bro. Green Brainard one of the charter members of Alpha Chi 
chapter at Amherst, made us a very pleasant call recently. 

The men are all working hard for the final June examinations, ex- 
cept possibly the seniors who have a comparatively easy time during 
the spring term. 

Hoping all the sister chapters are enjoying prosperity, I remain. 

Very fraternally, 

F. Whitfield. 

Beta — University of Pennsylvania. 

As the end of the college year approaches, and the time arrives 
when we must sum up the work of the year, it is with a feeling of en- 
couragement that wc look back over the happenings of the last few 

Since the last issue of the Quaktkkly, our old goat has again 
been called u|)on and we take pleasure in introducing to the fraternity 
Bros. Winthrop C. Noilson and Albert D. Ford, both sterling men. 
The former is a *99 C man, and a memberof the senior prom, commit- 
tee, the latter man, '*our baby,'' is a sophomore in the same depart- 

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The addition of these new names brings our total up to thirty-one 
I these we will loose ten by graduation. Many of our prominent men 
re seniors. Those in the college to receive degrees are Bros. James 
[emphill and Neilson. 

Six of our graduates will receive the title of M. D.— Bro*s. Hoag- 
uid, Zeigler, Halloran, Young, Levering and Gibbons, while Bro. 
lickey and Bro. Moflitt will be invested with the degree of D. D. S. 

Many of our men have been prominent in college affairs this year. 
Kb many of our brothers know, each of the musical clubs was led 
»y a Fiji. Bro. Zeigler led the glee club, while Bros. Snyder and 
lickey led the mandolin and banjo clubs respectively. 

Ottier men on the clubs were Bros. James, Dissel andMoffltt. Bro. 
lalloran has been appointed Resident at St. Joseph's Hospital, and 
3ro. Zeigler is a candidate for a corresponding position in the Epis- 
topal Hospital. Bro. Stevenson captained the gymnastic team, and 
>layed end on the 'Varsity scrub. Bro. Mitchell was captain of the 
900 new crew. Bro. Greaves played on his class foot ball team. Bro^ 
lemphiU is president of the class of '99, C, but expects to enter the law 
tchool during the next college year. 

Our ^'smokers" held monthly through the year were the means of 
irlnging out many of of our grads, and also helped us to become ac- 
(uainted more intimately with other Fijis around Philadelphia. Some 
if our **society"men as Bros. SchaflTer, Francis and Stevenson, were 
m the committee that navigated the ** Pennsylvania Dance," the most 
luooessful affair of its kind given by the student-body this year. 

We will start the year with 21 men as a nucleus and as we have 
Iready, some men pledged, will no doubt have as large a chapter 
lezt year. 

Wishing all our brothers a pleasant summer and hoping for the 
iQCcess of all our sister chapters. 

I am most fraternally yours, 

Lewis B. Harvey. 

Beta Mu — Johns Hopkins. 

The final examinations which will soon be on hand, claim most of 
>ur time, but still we have a chance now and then to pass a pleas- 
uat hour or two at the chapter house." 

Having meals at the house has proven a great success and besides 
lie boys who regularly live thus in the house, there are several others 
irho take their meals. 

We regret very much the loss of brothers French, Grimes, Gem- 
nil, Keidel, Lazenby, Gaddess and Smith, who leave us this year. 
Brothers French, '99, and Grimes, '99, will go to Harvard; Brothers 
EMdel, '99, and Lazenby, '99, will attend the Johns Hopkins medical 
school; Brother Gemmil, '99, will study law at Yale; Brother Smith, 


'01, will prepare himself to be a minings engineer at the University of 
WisooDsin. Bro. Sidney Morgan, who is now in Texas, will be back 
with us next fall. 

4 r A tiffurers conspicuously in the senior class. Brother French is 
president, Brother Gemmll is treasurer, Brother Grimes is delegate 
to the athletic association, and Brother Gaddess is a member of the ex- 
ecutive committee. Brother French was elected a member of Phi Beta 
Kappa. Brother French stands at the head of his class, and was 
chairman of the victorious senate debating team, also the editor-in- 
chief of the Nejus Letter and Huliabaloo. 

This year Phi Gamma Delta's prestige in athletics has been main- 
tained with Brothers Abercrombie, Grimes and Foster on the champion* 
ship lacrosse team and Brothers Clarke, Wirt and Smith on the best 
base ball team the University ever had. Three of the six members of 
' the University athletic committee are Fijis. For next year we have 
Brother Foster manager of the foot ball team. Brother Abercrombie 
captain of the lacrosse team, and Brother Wirt a strong candidate for 
captain of the base ball team. 

This summer Brothers Grimes and French will travel 
through Europe. Brother French intends to do much of his traveling 

Hopkins' strength in lacrosse is now more firmly established than 
ever before, as this year's team won for the third time the inter-col- 
legiate championship of the United States. On the team we had Broth- 
ers Abercrombie, Grimes and FoHter, thus making us the strongest rep- 
resented fraternity in numbers and in strength. 

College spirit at Hopkins is increasing every year, and its pres- 
ence was quite evident at a recent mass meeting held to celebrate the 
.winning of two championships, viz: the lacrosse and the University of 
of Pennsylvania relay races. President Gilman addressed the meeting 
and several speeches were made by prominent athletes, including 
coach Maddren and captain Fitzgerald of the lacrosse team. Each 
member of the lacrosse team received the Hopkins H, the ambition of 
every Hopkins athlete. At the close of the mass meeting, Brother 
Abercrombie was elected captain of the '00 lacrosse team, thus giving 
him the most prominent }X)sition in Hopkins' athletics. 

During the year our chapter has held teas, smokers, dances, etc., 
and all have met with success, but the great success of the season was 
our last smoker, held Saturday night, May 20. For this occasion an 
elaborate program was arranged. A large number of our alumni 
were present, who always standby us on such occasions. 

A magnificent bronze tablet has been placed in McCoy Hall by the 
class of ninety-seven to the memory of Brother Henry Plant Shuter, 
who died of fever contracted in Manila, while serving in the Astor 
Battery. Brother John Phelps has just been appointed first assistant 
state's attorney of Maryland. Brother W. A. Nitze has accepted the 





position of lecturer in romance languages at Ck>lumbia University, 
:^ew York. 

Beta Mu sends greetings to her sister chapters. 

Fraternally yours, 
^ r A House, 849 Hamilton Terrace. M. Wilson Wolf, Jr. 

Beta Deuteron — Roanoke College. 

Beta Deuteron had quite a surprise to the other fraternities on 
April fourth, when we opened our new ball room by giving a german. 
Our hall was decorated in royal purple and Japanese lanterns with 
the flag which Bro. Vernon gave us suspended across the middle of 
the hall. Altogether the ball room presented a most charming ap- 
pearance. We were glad to have with us at the dance, our most es- 
teemed Section Chief, Bro. Stras. On May flfth, we gave a hop and 
the hall was quite filled with Fijis including Bro. Dr. Armstrong, 
B A, of New York. 

We were exceedingly glad to see Bro. Willis C. Campbell again. 
He stopped to see us on his way from Hampden- Sidney to his home 
in Mississippi, where he will go into business with his father. 

Our next dance will be on May twenty-fifth and our final dance on 
June ninth. We would be glad to see any Fiji who might happen to 
wander through Salem at that time. We will insure them a pleasant 

Wishing all Fijis a happy and prosperous vacation. 

I remain most fraternally yours, 

A. Pearson Hoover. 

Delta Deuteron — Hampden-Sidney. 

Commencement with us will begin on the 10th of June and will last 
until the 14th. There will be four germans, an entertainment by the 
Dramatic Club, and various other amusements for any Fijis who can 
be with us, and we hope their name will be legion- 

Our Annual, The KaUidoscopt^ will be out in a few weeks and we 
congratulate ourselves on having a good one. The series, of which 
this is the seventh volume, was founded by Bro. Dandridge Spots wood. 
This number will contain, in addition to the usual matter, sketches of 
some of the most prominent alumni of the college, among others of Dr. 
Hoge and Dr. Dabney. It contains a good lot of college verse, will 
be nicely bound in green cloth, and will be a very handsome volume. 

Hampden-Sidney has come out well ahead in athletics this year. 
The team was broken up in the middle of the season, when four of the 
men left, but out of four games played, we won from the Yale Law 
School, from the Virginia' Military Institute and from Washingtpn 
and Lee University. Tbe showing in track athletics was also excel- 


Bro. Goode played on the foot ball team of last fall and was alao 
a member of the track team. We are also represented in the literary 
department, haviD&r a man on the Annual and Magazine staff. One of 
our lx>yb won the junior essayist medal, and a Fiji is one of the 
final oratortt. 

We regret very much the departure of Bro. Campbell, who left \u 
a few wcck» a^o and went to his home in Jackson, Miss., where we un- 
derstand he has entered politics. He expects, however, to return to 
HamfKlen-Sidney next year. 

Bro. IIu;;rh Hart, C. who has just carried off a diploma from the 
Richmond Medical Colle^, is with us now and expects to remain until 

We take this method of expressing our admiration for the new song 
book and catalogue and of thanking Bros. Vernon and Stier for their 
work u|K)n it. We feel sure that 4> r A has no more loyal and enthu- 
siastic memtwr than Hro. Vernon and we thank him for all he has done 
and is doing for the fraternity. 

We are glud to receive the May issue of the Quarterly promptly 
and must compliment particularly the illustrations of first portion of it. 

With best wishes for all the brothers in their vocations and for 
each of the chapters, I am 

Very Fraternally, 

W. C. Bell. 

Delta— Bucknell. 

The coming Commencement will end one of the most prosperous 
years in the history of Bucknell. The rapidly increasing attendance 
in the colloge has necessitated the erection of a new dormitory build- 
ing. This building, which is now in course of construction and will be 
coniplctiKl before* the o]>ening of the fall term, is to cost 950,000 and to 
accommodate one hundred students. 

Delta still retains her high standing among the fraternities at 
Bucknell. During the past year we have been well represented in every 
department of student activity. Hro. Wassell, '00, has recently been 
re-elected editor-in-chief of the college weekly. He has also been elect- 
ed basket ball captain for next year. Bros. Riemer, '01, (Capt. ) and 
Morris, '00, represented us on the relay team, which ran at Phila., on 
the nineteenth of May. 

The four Fijis> who accompanied the track team to State College 
were royally entertained, while there, by the brothers of Gamma Phi. 

Delta will graduate four of her strongest men this year, Bros. 
Mulford, Cuttell, Keen and Ballentine. Bros. Keen and Cattell are 
meml)ers of the college gli^ club. Bro. Ballentine will be our honor 
man, having Ix^en appointed one of the Commencement s|)eaker8. Bro. 
Morris is one of the four men chosen from the junior class for the an« 
Bual prize debate. 


We are looking forward to Ck>mmeacemeDt with great anticipations, 
Many old Fijis will be among the visiting alumni, and we are prepar- 
ing to make the banquet a grand success. Ck>mmencement week will be 
a time of rejoicing among the fraternities here. The restriction placed 
upon fraternities by certain faculty rules will at last be removed and 
the Greeks will be permitted to initiate new men. We expect to initiate 
several of the best men in the freshman class, who will be an honor to 
Phi Gamma Delta both in the class-room and on the athletic field. 

Altogether our present condition is all that could be desired and 
the outlook for next year is most promising. 

Fraternally yours, 

Harland a. Tbax. 

1 — AUehgeny. 

Thus far the present term has been a very uneventful one here in 
fraternity circles. The only event of any importance which has taken 
place was the Pan-Hellenic Banquet, which was held on the evening 
of April 27th. About fifty Greeks were present and all had a mosb en- 
joyable time. 4> r A had two toasts, **Our New Brothers,*' which was 
responded to by Bro. Paul Eaton, and **Our Pan-Heavenly Friends," 
by Bro. Blaisdell. 

Athletics at Allegheny have reached a height of popularity never 
before attained. This fact is in great measure due to the unprecedent- 
ed success which our base ball team has met with this year. Much 
of the success is due to Bro. Hammon, for his steady work behind the 
bat has been a great factor In our victories. 

Tennis is also enjoying a season of great popularity here. The 
Allegheny Ck>llege Tennis Association has been formed, of which Bro. 
Ray has been elected president. A college tournament is to be held 
at the last of the term and many entries are expected. 

Bro. Matteson was recently elected editor-in-chief of the Campus 
for the ensuing year. He is also a member of the editorial staff of the 
I^Uerary Monthly, 

Our chapter has two representatives on the **senior twelve*' this 
year, namely Bros. Leet and Sturtevant. 

The Fortieth Annual Ck>nvivium of Pi Chapter is to be held here 
on June 28th. Many of our alumni are expected to be present and a 
most enjoyable time is anticipated by all. 

We have recently had brief but enjoyable visits from Bros. 
Schick, *96, and Murphy, '94, and from Bro. Myers, Delta, '97. 

Vbry fraternally, 
4» r A Place. Frederick W. Blaisdell. 

liambda Deiit^roii — Denison University. 

After missing one Quarterly, perhaps some chronicle of Lambda 
^Deuteron's doiA|f will be of interest to the fraternity at large* Onr 


last letter appeared in the January number. Since that time the goat 
has been rather inactive. However, late in January we pledjjred and 
initiated Bro. James Keep Dewey, *01, of Cincinnati, whom we feel hon- 
ored to introduce to the fraternity. Bro. Dan. T. Felix, '01, left school 
for business at the end of the winter term. We now have a chapter of 
ten active members and nine pledged men. All of the latter will be in- 
itiated next autumn. Our alumnus, Prof. C. B. White, is now acting 
principal of the Academy. Also we have with us in the village Bros. 
J. H. Jones, *tt7, and G. B. Jones, *98. Lambda Deuteron has had her 
full share of the honors this year, especially in literary lines. Bro. J. 
A. Chamberlain brought great honor to the chapter by winning both 
the local and state oratorical contests. Your scribe has been chosen 
editor-in-chief of our college annual, The Adytum^ for next year. 
Bro. Stovall is one of the assistant editors of the Denisonian^ as 
also is one of our pledged men, C- M. Elddy. Bro. Stovall is also 
manager of the track team and of the foot ball team for next year. 
The annual election of officers has been held and the following breth- 
em installed in office: J. W. Stovall, president; J. K. Dewey, treas- 
urer ; C. B. Hatch, secretary ; J. S. Elliott, cor. secretary ; Roderic 
Jones, historian. Under the new regime we expect a successful season 
next year, since only Bros. Chamberlin and Licklider graduate this 
year. We have received with appreciation tokens of Bro. Vernon's 
generosity in the shape of pictures and books. During the period cov- 
ered by this letter we have been glad to welcome as visitors Bro. C. W. 
Chamberlain and W. F. Chamberlain, also Bros. Macgregor, McClure, 
Miller, Clarke and Atkinson, of Rho Deuteron, Bro. Hopwood, of the 
old Marietta chapter, and Bro. Hammon, of Phi chapter. Those of our 
number who accompanied the ball team to Delaware bring back glow- 
ing reports of the hospitality of the boys of Theta Deuterpn. Bro. 
Chamberlain also sends excellent reports of those fraternal fellows of 
Lambda Nu, at Lincoln, Neb., where he is preparing for the inter-state 
contest. We meet here Sigma Chi with a chapter of 13 active and 2 
pledged men, a set of fellows of whom any fraternity might well be 
proud. Also Beta Theta Pi with 13 active and 6 pledged men. 

Yours in ♦ r A, 
Lambda Deuteron, Denison University. Roderic Jones. 

Rho Deuteron — Wooster University. 

With the Commencement drawing near, we look back upon a year 
of varied fortunes. We have met with a large amount of success 
and yet we have had just enough reverses mixed in to keep us from be- 
coming to self-sufticient. We commenced the year with a very strong 
chapter and have maintained it almost in its totality to the end. 

In the social line Rho Deuteron has been in the fore-front w^ith 
numerous parties at its hall and at the homes of its active and alumni 
members residing in the city. 




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Toward the end of April a Pan Hellenic banquet was held here by 
the three fraternities, B 11, A T Q and 4> r A. Brother McClure acted 
as toastinaster on this occasion, while Brothers Gage and Miller were 
the other toasters representing us. Bro. Gage also won great praise 
for himself and honor for the chapter at the freshmen-junior banquet 
where he delivered a toast which is pronounced by all to have been the 
chief feature of the evening. 

The Commencement festivities are almost upon us. As we have 
but one senior, Rho Deuteron will not take a very active part in the 
exercises, but still we intend to derive from them all the enjoyment 
possible. We are already enjoying the return of some alumni broth- 
era. Bro. Carey Gi*egory is back from Princeton Seminary and Bro. 
Harry Horn, from the Presbyterian Hospital, Chicago. We expect to 
have many more with us before the close of the college year. 

Bro. Lowash is absent at present, having been called home by the 
severe illness of his mother. 

There is doubt as to how many of the present chapter will return 
next year, but whatever may be the number we expect to enter the bat- 
tle with spirit once again, and to come out with colors flying and a 
few captives whom we can submit to the tortures- of the goat. 
Wishing all a pleasant vacation. Fraternally, 

Chaiiles H. Corbett. 

Theta Deuteron — Ohio Weslyan University. 

Since our last letter to the Quarterly we have pledged Geo. 
Faurot, of Lima, O., who entered school at the beginning of the 
spring term. He easily surpassed all the other candidates and secured 
for himself the position of first pitcher on the base ball team. 

Theta Deuteron has always been well represented in every branch 
of college life, but this spring we are unusuallv active in base ball. 
We are not only well represented on the first team by Bros. Hough, 
at first base, Brodrick, at short, and Faurot, in the ''box" but have 
the strongest fraternity team in school. Pledged Bro. Holderbaum is 
first end on the 'Varsity team. 

We held our annual picnic on the Scioto, May 27. Twelve of the 
brothers were present with their lady friends and a very fine time was 
enjoyed by all. 

Several of the brothers are spending much of their time preparing 
for the fraternity entertainment to be given for the benefit of the college 
athletic association. Bro. Craig as advertising manager is bringing 
the play well before the students and city ])eople and we expect it to 
be a success, not only in a popular way but financially as well. 

Before closing we wish to say that visiting Fijis are always wel- 
come among us, and that our sincere desire that we could see our 

brothers from other chapters mor< requently. Fraternally, 

ElLiAS JAY Aye. 


Psi— Wabash. 

Since our last letter to the Quartkrly, little of infcereBt hai htp- 
penofl U) disturb the olaflriic: stillDeHs of life at Wabash. Howem Pd'i 
tfoat has not been coin |)el led to endure the same monotonouB qnkt; lo 
it iri with ploanui-e that wo present to the fraternity at large Bro. Lb- 
cieu Uii'hard Smith, of I»uisvillo, and pledf^ed Bro. Hiram W. Via 
Nest, of South Houd, Ind., whom we will initiate Conanaencemept imk. 

We re«rret to state that two of our brothers left colleipe at thedme 
of the winter term : Hro. Anrhly, who has accepted a position wilhthe 
lloot-Ix)wry C*ommission Company, of Chicago, and Bro. Tinsleu, who 
is in business with his father: 

Several of our alumni brothers paid ua flying visits during the last 
few weclcs, amon^^ them lieiug Urotherff McKee, '94, Detchan, W, Riteh- 
ey, '9H, and our Sinaion Chief, Hro. Christian, '92. 

A chajiter of the honorary fraternity of Phi Beta Kappa hat heeo 
establishetl here within the past year. We feel justly proud that Bro. 
Smith, the only man whom we will lose by graduation this spring, won 
the highest honors in his class and hence was named as the first # BK 
man. In addition he was chosen as one of the six CommenoflmeDt 
K]Miaker8 and is also one of the Baldwin pri?^ orators. This priio of 
STiO is given by Hro. Daniel I*. Baldwin, '79, of Logansport. 

ISro. Buchanan represents us on the junior prize debate, and he 
has also been elcH'ted Imsiness manager of TAe H^a6a«A, which la issued 
monthly by tlie senior class. Brothers McClure and Peterson arson 
the track and base ball teams. 

The annual ran-IIellenic dance, the big society event of the year, 
occurred on the third of March and was a decided success. Pht Gam- 
ma Delta was well represented, every brother in the chapter bdng 

During the spring vacation the college glee and mandolin olnb 
made a most suc?cessful tour of the northern part of the state. This 
year's club is the l)est we have had. Two Fijis, Brothers Bucdianan 
and Scott, were on the trip, Hro. Scott being leader of the mandolin 

On the evening of the nineteenth. Hro. Roy Trout gave a dinner 
party for the VMjis and their lady friends, at his handsome oountry 
residence seven miles east of the city. The alTair, which was a most 
pleasurable one, was conducted in royal style and right royally was 
it enjoyed by the cighte<m couples who were present. When the time 
for departure arrive<l, all expressed the wish for a speedy return of 
another opportunity to enjoy the hos)iitality of the Trout home. 

Wishing every brother a most happy vacation, I am 

Very fraternally yours, 

CuFFORD V. Peterson. 





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Mu — Wisconsin. 

The past year has been a very successful one for Mu, and it is our 
intention to make the next a better one, if such is possible through 
labor and activity. All indications point to a very large freshmen 
class next fall and we are getting ready for it. We loose four very 
strong men in Bros. Clausen, Griffith, Hatton and Hay, whose places 
will be hard to fill. Bro. Hay has been an active member of the 
chapter for five years, having served three times at its head. Four 
1903 men have already been pledged, who we hope will in time fill 
these places left vacant. 

The university's future seems to promise much at present. The 
recent session of the legislature appropriated about $1,000,000 for run- 
ning expenses and new buildings, among which may be mentioned a 
new building for the College of Engineering, to cost $100,000. The 
academic department will have a summer session this year, at which 
it is expected there will be a large attendance from the south and 
southwest, of those who desire to carry on their studies during the 
hot summer months in a cool northern climate. 

The convention of Section X was held with Mu in April, and was 
nrreatly enjoyed by all who attended. The annual banquet and annual 
party were held in connection with it and added much to the pleasure 
of the occasion. 

We recently had the pleasure of meeting Bros. Lotz and Keator, 
of X I, and Bro. Wilder, of A A, who came up with the University of 
Illinois track and ball teams. Among the alumni who have visited us 
lately are Bros. Albee, Blackstone, Demontague and Hager. Bro. 
Chas. R. Glass, ex-*01, who served In the regular artillery during the 
late war, also stopped off on his way home, after an absence of nearly 
a year. 

During the semester we have given sundry smokers, spreads and 
dancing parties, which were much enjoyed. 

Bro. Dillen will be coxswain of the 'Varsity crew in their race 
with Columbia, Cornell and Peunsylvania. Bro. Griffith is one of the 
luclcy seniors to obtain a place on the Commencement week program. 

Very fraternally yours, 

Fred Hammond Hatton. 

Chi Iota — University of Illinois. 

Since the last letter to the Quarterly, Chi Iota has not been idle 
and we feel that our present condition is very prosperous. We have ini- 
tiated nine men during the year, and take great pleasure in introducing to 
the fraternity at large, Dr. Stephen A. Forbes, and Harry Hasson, who 
have been initiated since our last fraternity letter. Dr. Forbes is dean 
of the College of Science, and we are very glad that we can call him 
l)rptber. Brother Sasson is leader of the U. of I. glee club and on^ of 


the quartet, and is a member of the U. of I. military band. We also 
have two pledged freshmen who will join us next fall. 

As Ck>mraenoement week approaches, we begin to realize more and 
more the value of the members who will not be back next year. Brother 
Coffeere, who is taking a post-graduate work this year, has secured • 
position in Philadelphia and will leave in June ; Brother Seeley and 
Brother Railsback, our two seniors, will not be back next year ; and 
Brother Douglass will study law in Tennessee. We will find difBcuHy 
in filling their places. 

Chi Iota is thinking seriously of getting into a chapter house next 
year, and wo hope to report, in our next letter, that this plan has ma- 

Brother Bush attended the annual convention of Section X, held 
under the auspices of Mu chapter, at Madison, Wis. He reported a 
very pleasant and profitable time. 

On May 13th, 19th and 20th the annual Illinois inter-scholastic or- 
atorical contest and athletic meet was held at the University. There 
were about five hundred visitors in town. Brother West, a graduate 
of Knox, and Brother Unzicker, '98, U. of I., visited the chapter during 
the meet. 

Next Saturday, May 27th, we are to be honored by a visit from 
Alpha Deuteron chapter, of Illinois Wesleyan University. The broth- 
ers are looking forward to this visit with much pleasure. 

On June 9th, Chi Iota is to give a farewell party to our graduat- 
ing memliers. This will end a very prosperous and enjoyable year. 

Hoping that all sister chapters are in a flourishing condition, 

I am yours in ^ r A, 

Clarence W. Hughes. 

Mu Sigma — Minnesota. 

Socially life has been very active here since our last letter to the 
Quarterly. On April 28, we had our Ninth Annual Banquet at the 
West Hotel, and nearly forty brothers, active and alumni, were pres- 
ent. Bro. McVey acted as toastmaster. At that time the Minneapolis 
Upsilon graduate chapter was organized and officers elected as follows: 
Dr. Geo. F. Roberts, president ; Dr. Frank L. McVey, vice president ; 
Frank J. Morley, secretary. 

The graduate chapter has taken upon itself the task of building a 
home for Mu Sigma. Before the next issue of the Quarterly they 
hope to report the purchane of a lot, and soon we hope to be in a home 
of our own. 

Bro. F. H. Cooper, A '80, is now pastor of the Olivet Baptist 
Church of this city, and we have enjoyed several pleasant visits from 

In the early part of May occurred the *4nter-fraternity'* field meet 


aad M 2 received her share of the honors, wianing the banner present- 
ed by the Alpha Phi girls. On the thirteenth a very suooessful field 
meet with Iowa was managed by Bro. Kennedy. The events were all 
closely contested but the day was finally won by Minnesota. 

On May 29 occurred the senior play, said by all to be the best ever 
given here. Bros. Brown and Kinnyon both had leading parts. On 
the evening of the 31 st was the Senior Prom, the crowning event, soci- 
ially, of the college year. Bros. Brown, Smith and Kennyon served 
on the different committees. 

Our base ball team recently returned from a successful trip. In 
every way athletics are in a very promising way. The foot ball team 
has been practising this spring, and we hope for an invincible team 
next fall. 

Bros. McClumpha, Brown, Morely and Chrysler attended the Section 
Convention at Madison and of course were shown an elegant time by 
the Mu boys. Bro. Adams, Section Chief, was also there and spent 
several days with us. 

Bro. D. D. Gear, Chief of Section XI, at present with the Kansas 
City ball team, was here the early part of May. We also enjoyed a 
visit from Bro. Daub with the Buffalo team. 

Bro. Sloan, 6 A, has been in the city for several weeks. Bro. 
Plym, one of the charter members of Chi Iota, is now a resident of 
Minneapolis, and we have tried to make him welcome at the chapter 

We lose by graduation this year: Bro. Smith, who goes to the 
New York Law School; Bro. Kinnyon, who enters business, and Bro. 
Brown, who we hope to see back in the Medical School next fall. 

Very fraternally, 

W. Kay Bartlett. 

Zeta Phi— William Jewell College. 

With the approach of the final examinations each fraternity rep- 
resented here is calmly awaiting further developments before announc- 
ing its new members, because of the faculty restricting membership to 
sophomores, juniors and seniors. 

Since our last letter we have added three new names to our num- 
bers and take pleasure in presenting to Phi Gamma Delta, Bros. A. 
Vincent Dye, Truman Stockton and Herbert Rhoades. This increases 
our membership to a total of twelve. 

Bro. Dye is an unusually fortunate **catch,*' since he is the only 
man in school who was **ru8hed*' by all the fraternities here. 

He is one of the present editors of the Student^ our college month- 
ly, and was recently elected by a unanimous vote as its editor-in-chief 
for 1899 and '00. He is one of the college crack athletes and is a 
member of the basket ball team which won second place for state cham- 


pionship. He is considered one of the most influential members in the 
literary societies and has served as committeeman or chairman at sev- 
eral contests and on several occasions, and success and praise have 
ever rewarded his efforts. 

Bro. Stockton, our freshman ''pledge,** is one of our best athletes 
and one of the most popular men in school, as was proven but a short 
time a^o when he was chosen captain of the basket ball team. 

At the same election Bro. Hamilton was chosen manager of the 
athletic association and later was elected manaflfer of the basket hall 
team. We now have three of the five men on this team. Zeta Phi also 
controls entirely the managership of the collefjre lecture course, the last 
number beinic a lecture by Gov. *'Bob** Taylor, of Tenn. 

In our annual field day sports Zeta Phi won her share of the lau- 
rels. Bro. Stockton won second in the half (i) mile run in 2:26. The 
most exciting and the favorite races were the bicycle races. Bro. Long 
captured first in both the half mile and the mile. Bro. Lon^ was re- 
cently elected June vice president of the Philomathic literary society. 
He was one of W. J. C. representatives at the Missouri University inter- 
collegiate championship field-day meet, on May 9 and 10. 

The following Ih a clipping from our college monthly and is note- 
worthy not only because it is contributed by a **barb" editor but be- 
cause it is the only article regarding fraternities that has been publish- 
ed in the paper for two years: 

A pleasant incident in College life was the banquet given by the 
Phi Gamma Deltas at Zaisti^ Tuesday, the 14th. It was also a note- 
worthy event l>ecauHe of the gathering of distinguished Alumni, some 
of whom have for many years been loyal friends of their Alma Mater 
— thev were Dr. K. II. Miller, Dr. J. H. Rothwell, Messrs. Frank Trim- 
ble, Edward Yancy, T. J. McClelland, and R. N. Soper. The hall was 
beautifully decorated with the royal purple, the menu was the finest 
and the speech making voiced the good feeling which was everywhere 

Hoping likewise success to all sister chapters, I am 

Most fraternally yours, 

Webster Withers. 


Z X has purchased a house at Tufts. Eleven chapters of 
this fraternity now occupy them. 

Hereafter the K 2 Cadences will appear bi-monthly instead of 
six times a year as heretofore was the practice. 

2 N charters a chapter of twenty-four at Vermont while 
^ K 2 enters Maine with a well proportioned list of men. 

The new editor of the ^ K 2 Quarierh is Oglesby Paul, of 
Villa Nova, Penn., an alumnus of the Penn. Chapter of that 

A branch of ^ B K has been installed at Vassar College. 
And we can now look forward to its extension into other col- 
leges for women. 

The Bowdoin letter to the A Y Quarterly announces the 
entrance of A A ^ into a house at that college. Hitherto the 
trustees have forbidden houses. 


Judge Augustus VanWyck, the defeated Democratic nomi- 
nee for Governor of New York, is a member of the Z ^ chap- 
ter, at the University of North Carolina. 

The Grinds in this year's Blue and 6V?/!i of California have 
been so severe that the faculty have asked the editor, who as- 
sumed all responsibility in the matter to absent himself from 

The X ^ house at California was recently entered by some 
students from Stanford who were in search of the Stanford Bowl. 
It occasioned a considerable row and the San Francisco papers 
made much of it. 

The local at the University of Maine O E H n that petition- 
ed ^ A and was turned down, finally received a grant of a 


charter from ^ K S. It is understood that 2 A E has or is 
about to enter Maine. 

X ^ and ^ A 9 are the only fraternities at Emory College, 
Georgia, that occupy chapter houses. The former has rented 
the handsomest house in the town. The fraternities that belong 
strictly to that region of the country seem to have done little in 
the way of chapter house renting. 

^ K ^ has entered the University of California with thirteen 
charter members. The unlucky number proved disastrous to 
them in this case for seven of the initiates withdrew from col- 
lege at the close of the first term of the year. This makes the 
fortieth chapter on the roll of that fratermity. 

There is one B 11 left at the University of Mississippi and 
only three in the chapter at the University of North Carolina. S A 
E and Z ^ seem to be the only fraternities there that arc able to 
withstand the restrictions against the initiations of under-class- 
men. The membership of A K E has fallen off very much. 
S A E is about to erect a house. 

The retirement of Speaker Reed, who is a X 4^, Bowdoin, 
'6o, calls out a number of Greek-letter congressmen as candi- 
dates to succeed him. The leading one in the west is A. J. 
Hopkins, of Illinois, a Hillsdale A T A of the class of '70. In 
the east the most prominent is James S. Sherman, a Hamilton 
2 4>, of the class of '78, who is supposed to be Mr. Reed's 

California, Stanford, Wofford, and Davidson were absentees 
at the last convention of 2 A E which convened in Nashville in 
December. Petitions were rejected from University Pennsylvan- 
ia, Kentucky State College (located at Lexington), Western 
University Pa., and John C. Stetson University (located in 
Florida). In all eighty-six delegates were present at the con- 

Judging from the trade that the jewellers and ribbon manu- 
facturers have received from the various colleges the interest in 
ONE and other societies of that kind has not abated. Our frater- 
nity at Washington & Lee no longer allows its members to join it, 
though when the society was first organized ^ P A was the prime 
mover. The following fraternities are represented in it to-day : 
K A, 2 A E, 2 X, 4» A 0, and H K A, at that college. 


The faculty of Mercer University has passed an edict 
against chapter houses, their action is explained in the follow- 
ing item taken from the Scroll of ^ A 9 : 

"We, the faculty of Mercer University, are opposed to the 
organization and establishment of chapter houses for the frater- 
nities, because we feel that it would be detrimental to the best 
interests of the institution to allow them. In the present case 
of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity, which has assumed extensive 
financial obligations without first conferring with the faculty, 
we recommend first, that all rent notes and contracts for furni- 
ture be annulled, if this can be honorably done ; if not, we will 
allow the fraternity to occupy the house already rented not la- 
ter than October i, 1899. We will reserve for the fraternity 
the hall now occupied by them. " 

There is now a fraternity strictly for Hebrews. It certainly 
has a wide field and ought to find no difficulty in soliciting re- 
cruits. The following clipping of the ^ A Scroll furnishes 
some information concerning it: 

A fraternity called n A ^ was founded at Yale in 1895. 
The ^ K ^ Shield says that it is restricted to Hebrew students. 
The chapter list in this year's Columbian includes Yale, Colum- 
bia, C. C. N. Y., New York University, Cornell, Harvard and 
Pennsylvania. The badge, the Beta Theta Pi informs us, is of 
the shape already chosen by ^ F A, 2 A E, 4^ Y and A K £, and 
displays the letters <n A ^' on a field of gold. 

The writer is under the impression that there are Gentiles 
as well as Hebrews in the order judging from some of the men 
he has met belonging to the Yale Chapter. 

The sorority of K K F has been endeavoring to withdraw 
its branch from the St. Lawrence University, Canton, N. Y. 
The reasons cited for such an action were: ''That the standard 
of the college was low, that the women of the town and college 
were deficient in culture and refinement, and that it was believ- 
ed that the members of the chapter would not be congenial to 
those of any other chapter. " The chapter is said to have been 
established with the advice of Mr. W. R. Baird and many of 
its members have married Betas. The subject occasioned con- 
siderable attention in the ''Yellow Journals" and it is said that 
one of the exhibits made in court when the local chapter entered 
suit to restrain the action of ejection, on the part of its gov- 
erning body, was the constitution and ritual of the sorority. It 
has been generally understood that whereas St. Lawrence was 
a small college that the class of students that attended there 
^ere quite agreeable socially and it is rather surprising to no- 


tice this action on the part of K K F. Many of the smaller co- 
educational colleges draw a more cultivated lot of women than 
the larger Universities. Swarthmore and Knox are especially 
noted for their attractive women who do not belong to the set 
that one finds so often in many of the State Universities. The 
class of women who attend co-educational institutions is rapidly 
improving now, owing to the increase in popularity of the sys- 
tem. Western people have not the same aversion to it as many 
have in the east. 

The giving out of Senior Society elections at Yale on Thurs- 
day seems to have caused a finer exhibition of the various hu- 
man emotions than the thousands of spectators at previous 
scenes of the sort have had the fun of witnessing. It is bound 
to be so. As the classes grow larger, the crowding will be fierc- 
er, and the fashionable spectacle will yield a keener interest 
It must be a lot of fun to sit by and count how many boys break 
down under the trial. To outsiders this may all seem small 
game, but in the life of Yale these society elections are an im- 
mense factor Out of 300 in a class it is safe to assume that 
200 think they have some chance of going, and 100 have a 
right to expect an election. But only 45 can get in. Xhe 
competition is tremendous, and the politics of outside life con- 
tain nothing more strenuous than the push for these honors, 
which make even the Four Hundred nervous, though they are 
landing easier each year. 

But the society system is one thing and the lining-up of 
candidates on the campus to be watched in their time of trial is 
another. Thursday several ''men" were in tears. One fainted 
dead away and required doctors' services, and another is said 
in the excitement to have taken the wrong election and gone 
about mourning all the rest of the time. The especial fun is in 
watching the conduct of the disappointed. It is amazing that 
the faculty permit this cruel show to go on from year to year. 
The humiliation of the left should not be made a public exhibi- 
tion. The whole performance is indelicate and devoid of con- 
sideration. It is a distinct discredit to Yale, and a growing 
threat against the society system. Somebody ought to have 
the sense and the power to stop it. — Hartford CouranL 


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The Fifty-first Annual Ekklesia of the Fraternity will be held 
at Dayton, Ohio, October, 19, 20 and 21, 1899. Dr. John 
Clark Ridpath is Chairman of the National Committee. 


GENERAL LEW WALLACE, Crawfordsville, Ind. 


NEWTON D. BAKER, Jr., Society for Savings, Cleveland, O. 

Oeneral Secretary* 

WILLIAM EDGAR GARD, 30 Park Place, New York. 

Office of the Fraternity, Room 54. 

®tber Brcbons. 

HORACE I. BRIGHTMAN,5o Broadway, N. Y. 


FREDERIC C. HOWE, - - - - Editor. 

Garfield Building, Cleveland, Ohio. 


NEWTON D. BAKER, Jr., - Society for Savings, Cleveland, Ohio. 
DANDRIDGE SPOTSWOOD, - - Petersburg, Virginia. 

JOE McSPADDEN, - - - 30 Park Place, New York. 

The Phi Gamma Delta Quarterly, the official organ of the Fraternity, 
is published quarterly in January, April, June and October of each 
year, with one secret issue. The annual subscription is one dollar to 
Alumui; sinj^le copies thirty cents. Communications of a literary 
nature should be addressed to the Editor. Exchanges to the same; 
and Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity, 30 Park Place, New York, and 
Dandridge Spotswood, Petersburg, Va. 

The place of publication is in the Wolfe Block, Lewisburg, Pa., 
where subscriptions and advertisements will be received. Publisher, 
W. L. Kuktz, Lewisburg, Pa. 

Copies of the Chapter Rolls and Directory and Fraternity Song 

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Beta Indianapolis, Ind. , C. M. Zener 

BelU Chattanooga, Tenn., Edwin Boggs 

Epsilon Columbus, O., E. L. Pease, 30 Monroe Ave. 

Zeta Kansas City, Mo., C. A. Lawler, Waterworks Building 

Eta Cleveland, O.. Stuart Eagleson, 15 Alason St. 

Theta Williamsport, Pa., Fred. A. Perley 

Iota Spokane, Wash., Geo. F. Schorr 

Kappa Chicago, 111., Chas. H. Stevenson, I45pliaSalle St. 

Lambda Dayton, O. , W. F. Chamberlin 

Kn San Francisco, Cal., Brooks Palmer 

Hn New Haven, Conn., S. B. Martin 

Xi New York City, H. I. Brightman, 50 Broadway 

Omioron Pittsburg, Pa., E. L. Mattern, Carnegie Building 

Pi Dr. Wm. S. Wadsworth, Pres. Hospital, Phila., Pa. 

Bho Brooklyn, N. Y. , T. Alfred Vernon, 256 Clinton Ave. 

Sigma Albany, N. Y., Walter M. Swann 

Tan Denver, Col., E. A. Silberstein, Jacobson Bldg. 

Upsilon Minneapolis, Minn, F. J. Morley, Phoenix Building. 

Phi St. Louis, Mo., Claud D. Hall, Union Trust Bldg. 

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Vol. 21— OCTOBER, 1 899— No. 4. 



The new chapter house of Pi Iota Chapter of the Worcester 
Polytechnic Institute has just been completed, and will be ready 
for occupancy on the first day of October. 

The house was btiilt by the F. A. Morse Association, an 
incorporated body made up, with the exception of Brother T. 
Alfred Vernon, of members of Pi Iota Chapter. The name of 
the Association was adopted in honor of Fred A. Morse, a char- 
ter member of the Worcester Chapter, who died shortly after 
completing his course at the Tech. He was a noble fellow, a 
true friend and a staunch Fiji, and it is with no small amount 
of pride that the Worcester boys honor the name of one they 
held so dear. 

The house is situated at the comer of Boynton and Salis- 
bury Streets, facing Institute Park, and commands an uninter- 
rupted view in three directions. The park opposite is by far 
the most beautiful in the city, and almost directly behind the 
house are the spacious grounds of the Institute. All of the other 
land in the vicinity is owned by Hon. Stephen Salisbury, a 
multi-millionaire, who is reserving all except a few side street 
lots for buildings of a more or less public nature, such as the 
Art Museum and the building of the American Society of Anti- 
quity which he has recently built. Ahd even those lots that are 
disposed of are sold under such restrictions that only very fine 


residences may be built upon them — ^in fact, the location of the 
new chapter house could not be bettered in the city of Worces- 

The drawings accompanying this sketch will tell much 
about the house, and it need only be added that the interior 
finish is all that could be desired, the first story and all the 
stairways being finished in quartered oak, and every floor in the 
house is of polished hard wood. The property cost more than 
^20,000, and it looks every cent of it 

The money necessary to start the enterprise was raised by 
subscription from the Alumni and active members of the chap- 
ter, each subscriber becoming a member of the Association. 
The officers of the Association are : 
George W. Eddy - - - President, 
Warren E. Brooks - - Treasurer, 

Daniel F. O 'Regan - - - Secretary and Auditor. 
The Board of Directors consists of the three above-named 
officers, together with Brothers Richard E. Cleveland, T. Lev- 
erett Nelson and Alba H. Warren. 

All of the arrangements regarding the building of the house 
and preparing it for occupancy are in the hands of the following 
Building Committee : George W. Eddy, Alba H. Warren, 
D. F. O 'Regan, Jesse A Bloch, Nathan R. Birge. 

Daniel O' Regan. 




An adequate treatmentof this subject is inadmissable out- 
side the inner walls at the chapter. In such a semi-public 
medium as the Quarterly, the fact must be kept in mind that 
the audience addressed is in part other than the members of the 
fraternity ; in consequence, one runs a very sure risk of becom- 
ing obscure in trying to steer a course between what should be 
said and what is allowable to say. The most natural method of 
getting at the subject would be to adopt the historical method 
and by showing what has been done in the way of graduate 
functions in our fraternity, to show beyond the shadow of a 
doubt what functions do not pertain to a g'raduate chapter. 
Let us then go back to the days of an older dispensation, and 
pick out an object at which :to throw our v^bal missiles, which 
in this case, shall be a graduate chapter which imagined that 
the functions of any association of college fraternity men was a 
social one. 

In those degenerate days, it was the accepted theory, that 
a chapter had no other function than to eat, drink and be merry. 
It is not on record that the round of revels was ever broken, 
even by a funeral or a preamble and mortuary resolutions, until 
the inevitable end, when such a chapter ceased to appear upon 
the fraternity rolls. 

It does not follow necessarily, that the moral is — avoid 
social functions — by no means. As a matter of fact, probably 
the said function is the foundation stone of a chapter's existence, 
the reason for its very being. But, as has been intimated, when 
a chapter finds no other reason for its existence, it is foreor- 
dained to failure. 

Again, when in the wicked days of which we are speaking, 
the tide of fraternity interest on the part of the graduate began 
to rise, if we may believe certain of its historians, there arose 


a sect of evil men, who found in a graduate chapter an oppor- 
tunity to secure votes in general conventions for the advance- 
ment of their own schemes, or the punishment of their enemies. 
Then did graduate chapters multiply in the land, until they 
threatened to outnumber the college chapters, and membership 
in the college chapter of a Greek letter fraternity promised to 
become a sort of a first degree, a novitiate, the principle duty of 
which was to pay the piper, while the graduate chapters danced 
and dictated the tunes to be played. 

However, the writers to whom we are indebted for these 
suggestions, are not worthy of credence, for it is a matter of 
official record that their writings were declared taboo, were 
forbidden and suppressed, so we can come down to our own 
times and consider the subject from the standpoint of personal 

I think it may be said without danger of successful contra- 
diction, that the exaggeration of the social side of fraternity life 
in college is the prime weakness of the system and has a ten- 
dency to turn the opportunities of the fraternal association into 
agencies for evil, and to bring the ideas of secret societies into 
disrepute. I may say then, that I consider the social function of 
a graduate chapter as but a means to an end, and that end, 
broadly stated, to conserve the enthusiasm and direct the ex- 
perience of the older men towards the upbuilding of the frater- 
nity. It may be accepted as equally true, that the graduates 
cannot expect to rule to the exclusion of the younger men ; so 
in looking for the functions which properly belong to a graduate 
chapter, they are to be found in a union of moderate sociability 
and reasonable ruling powers. 

A college fraternity can never become a great national or- 
ganization nor can it remain great, without the active and earn- 
est assistance of its graduates. This truth was early forced 
upon the attention of the men, who, just leaving college twenty 
or more years ago, deliberately and soberly gave themselves to 
the task of changing Phi Gamma Delta from a collection of 
slightly related chapters, into the powerful homogeneous whole 
she now is in a fair way to become. As one looks back, it is 
easy to see why this attitude of the graduates obtained. During 


the first quarter-century of our existence, our members were the 
serious, the earnest men of the college ; who for the most part, 
took up the clerical profession and went to Africa or Texas, and 
other out-of-the-way places to save souls. If they ever thought 
of their college fraternity, it was with about the same degree of 
enthusiasm that they recalled their debating societies, or the 
college prayer-meeting. Those who did not enter the ministry 
became lawyers ; but as the fraternity was small he also forgot it. 

Then, too, the great moral questions leading up to and 
evolved by the Civil War absorbed men's attention, and as most 
of the men who went into that conflict came out of it reduced 
in circumstances or lived among those who were so reduced, 
the pressure of the eternal question : ''What shall I eat, or 
wherewithal shall I be clothed ?" left no room for fraternal sen- 
timentality, for this, like religion, requires at least a full stomach 
if it would thrive. It is a remarkable testimony to the power of 
our ideals, that under such adverse circumstances, and the rule 
of constantly changing generations of college boys, our frater- 
nity should have kept so close to the doctrines of the founders, 
and should show no very serious departure from their standards. 

The graduate chapter must be an intergral part of the fra- 
ternity ; it must help support, and it must help govern it. It 
must give consistency to the fraternity policy, and so leave 
neither the policy not the government to the whims of every 
generation of college boys, or to the unseasoned zeal of a new 
generation of Rip Van Winkles. Such changes as either the 
policy or government may demand must be made in agreement 
with the nature of the fraternity and its laws of development. 
It is proper to tie up a straying or over-weighted tree branch ; 
it is proper to cut off a decaying or straying limb ; it is proper 
to prune, to graft, to fertilize, if you please, — but save the fra- 
ternity from the topiary artist who would turn a living tree into 
a poor semblance of an animal. 

If it is a function of a graduate chapter to declare what the 
policy of the fraternity shall be, let us take a moment to define 
that policy. If my say-so controlled, that policy would be to 
make Phi Gamma Delta the chief college fraternity ; we would 
seek to so intensify, so exaggerate her importance, that she 


would have no rivals, only contemporaries ; on the ideal or im- 
material side of the fraternity, we would seek to make her actual 
standards of honor, morality and scholarship, as lofty as her 
professed ones ; we would seek to bring about such a condi- 
tion in the college realm, that membership in Phi Gamma Delta 
signified to the educated world that the man who wears her 
badge upon his breast is worthy in every sense of the word, a 
man of the highest probity, a man whose word is his bond, a 
man incapable of a lie, of a shameful dishonorable act, and who 
is withal, a gentleman and a scholar. 

Then on the material side : We would aim to surround 
our college brothers with all the refinements and comforts that 
pertain to a gentleman of to-day ; this means that wherever ^r A 
exists, her temple shall be second to none, and as she is first 
on the higher and better side of fraternal life, so should she be 
first on the material or sense-appealing side. 

The dream of an impracticable enthusiast, perhaps you say, 
but I say not so. Possibly the youngest who reads this, even 
though he reaches the three-score-and-ten of the prophet, may 
not see the ideal realized in its fullness, but even if we fall 
without sight of the promised land, we can have the assurance 
that the land in its fullness will be our children 's, for never 
yet, in the economy of Nature, is earnest and persistent effort 
toward righteousness without its reward. 

But we cannot hope to start the movement towards the 
ideal, if we sulk in our own tent like Achilles, or like the Bour- 
bons, nurse our wounded sensibilities, and refuse to have part 
or parcel with the new conditions. No matter how put there, 
nor how advisable we may think it was to put them there, the 
men now at the head of affairs are worthy of our sincerest re- 
spect and encouragement. They are earnest and high-minded, 
and the grand function, of a graduate chapter of Phi Gamma 
Delta, is to hold up their hands, even as Joshua and Aaron up- 
held the hands of Moses. 

C. A. Watson. 

New York City. 


As the time for another convention of our order draws nigh, 
le feels disposed to look upon it as the natural terminus of 
lother cycle of our fraternity life. It appeals to us all as the 
ost appropriate time to cast up our accounts, reckon our 
ofits or losses, and close our books preparatory to opening a 
!W set. Every year there should be stock-taking in the fra- 
rnity, just as well as in the commercial world. We should 
ventory our experiences because they are property ; we should 
mpare our characters with those of a year ago, to see if prog- 
ss has been our portion, or whether we have gone contrari- 
se. It is essential to know whether we have gained or lost 
ound, for there is satisfaction in the one and the reverse in 
e other. Our future is the product of our past, for what we 
Lve done foreshadows what we will do. If we have kept the 
ith of our fraternity in the days that are gone, there is good 
ason to believe that we will do so in those that are to come, 
we have clung to the basic ideals, formulated for us by our 
unders, it is scarcely possible that we will let go of them 

A year ago Phi Gamma Delta began a new epoch in her 
reer. A form of government, novel in her history, was in- 
gurated, and plans, designed to further her interests better 
an any heretofore used, were set in motion. With high hopes, 
ir fraternity started the second fifty years of its existence, 
le vital principle contended for so long and finally put in 
aeration was the application of democratic ideas to fraternity 
itters. It was felt that this solved our problems, and put to 
^ht all the governmental errors of the past. In this there has 
en little disappointment. 

Unfortunately, it is impossible to eradicate certain evils 
lich are common to all organizations of this character. We 


have done our work nobly so far, but it still remains necessary 
to keep our heads and hearts busy for protection against other 

We have theoretically demonstrated the proposition that a 
fraternity is only a fraternity when it governs itselL We are 
now endeavoring to carry this into practice. The system which 
has been founded by us promises complete success provided we 
steer clear of the mistakes of the past. The Pittsburg conven- 
tion experienced little difificulty in passing needed legislation, 
but it could by no means prevent the possibility of politics in 
the fraternity or of danger of subjection to the will of an in- 
dividual. It merely lessened the opportunity for such things. 
Consequently if there is any lesson that must still be taught in 
Phi Gamma Delta it is the exclusion of all politics, the preven- 
tion of all cliques from our councils. These are utterly inhar- 
monious with the ideas of fraternity, and at war with its pur- 

A fraternity represents principles. It stands for brotherly 
love — the closest bond that holds men together — ^it means char- 
ity, sympathy, human kindness. In fact, its platform is made 
up of nothing but the virtues men know and strive for. Obedi- 
ence to its precepts promises the realization of these, its ideals. 
If we neglect them and follow after strange gods, we desecrate 
the name of fraternity and put its sacred vessels to unholy uses. 
There is no grander institution devised by man, but like every- 
thing else in the world it is his to make, or his to destroy. 

A fraternity is a pure democracy. It cannot exist without 
the confidence of its members, nor can it prosper except through 
unity of its adherents. Cliques are fatal to the accomplishment 
of its purposes, and factions are its worst enemies. The suc- 
cess of any organization of this kind depends upon the mutual 
sympathy and helpfulness of the individuals composing it. If 
one person or one body of men seek to obtain control of it and 
dictate its policy, they do but connive at the destruction of the 
institution, for when a democracy is dominated by one of its 
members, it ceases to be a democracy and becomes an autocracy 
— the most despotic form of government. This constitutes the 
danger of every fraternity. None ol them, are free from self- 

Mu SiQMA Chapter, Universitv of Minnesota, 



seeking individuals who will forget their vows and the peace of 
the fraternity, in order to exalt themselves above their fellows. 
It is natural for men to want to rule. Its consummation indi- 
cates some sort of superiority, and there is no one who does not 
aspire to excel his neighbor. And there is no sin in ruling. 
The world must have leaders, or human society would be in 
chaos. It honors those whom it places in governmental posi- 
tions, but only so long as they realize that their rulers are still 
those who elevated them, and that they are but servants to carry 
out the will of the government. The moment personal desire 
and ambition dictate courses of action, then is democracy 
threatened and the rights of individuals imperilled. 

The nature of a fraternity permits it to call upon any of its 
members for advice, to ask for plans for those whose sole duty 
is to execute. If any person endeavors to force the fraternity to 
commit itself to his own policy, if he assumes to dictate its at- 
titude toward any question, then he substitutes his own will for 
that of the Order's constituent members, and so thwarts the 
free exercise of individual action. If he arbitrarily forces a nom- 
ination for office in the fraternity, he interfereis with the constitu- 
tional right of every member to have some voice in the choice 
of its servants. If he controlt chapters or conventions by means 
of any ulterior influences, he thereby practically buys himself 
into power, and if he tries to subdue opposition with threats, 
he is guilty of frustrating the will of the members by intimida- 
tion. If he uses his position in the fraternity not for the 
advancement of its welfare and the general good of all similar 
institutions, but in order to gratify personal ambition and ag- 
grandizement, he is a traitor, and inimical to the best interests 
of such a society. When such conditions are found in an Order, 
then we find the "boss** with all its attendant evils. 

The day for political intrigue in a fraternity never comes. 
The moment the odor of the pot-house politician or "ward- 
heeler** invades its sacred precincts, then will fraternity be 
driven out or else become a ghastly semblance of its former self. 
Such an organization is too much hallowed by association, our 
hearts are too much bound up in it, to allow it to be defiled by 
even so much as the thought of the powei-seekvw^m^tab^t^^Vss^ 



is willing to subvert all its traditions and principles in order to 
establish himself on a pinnacle overlooking his fellows. No, 
there is too much honor, there is too much self respect, too 
much loyalty in every member of a fraternity to stoop to such 
practices, which can only mean the disruption of the society, 
for when the fraternity lo ses its democratic character, when it 
becomes of use to a particular individual or a coterie and not 
equally to every single member, then does it cease to be a fra- 
ternity, for it belies the name. 

Such a condition constitutes the gravest peril of every fra- 
ternity. Human nature must crop out, and the desire to rule 
one's fellow-beings is not a quality least met with. Fraternity 
is a great developer of personality, and more power to it in this 
respect, if it, at the same time, checks and annihilates every sign 
of selfish ambition. If we can keep Phi Gamma Delta free 
from this evil; if we can raise to positions of trust in the frater- 
nity only such men who serve it because they love it, because 
they honor it as one of the most potent influences in their lives, 
then will our society be unbounded in the sphere of its useful- 
ness. As long as we are untrammeled in our fraternity relations, 
as long as each of us strives to do his utmost for our order, look- 
ing only to its good and prosperity, as long as we wisely legis- 
late for the benefit of all our members, and see that the policy 
of Phi Gamma Delta is to this end and not to aid the designs of 
any individual member, so long will we grow in grace and be 
worthy of the respect and confidence of our fellow-men. The 
safety of our fraternity depends upon the integrity and stead- 
fastness of purpose of our members. We must cling to our 
fundamental principles. Abandon them and permit the meth- 
ods of politics, with all their deception and venality to intrude 
upon the fraternity, and you have destroyed what to most of us 
is, and to all of us should be, the dearest thing in our lives. 
But we are not yet Esaus, and the heritage of Phi Gamma Delta 
is safe, and no power will ever be able to wrest it from us, but 
it will remain an inspiration to us through all our days, and to 
our successors to the end of time. 

Edwin L. Mattern, n 'ga 
Pittsburg, Pa. 


OHIO, OCTOBER, ig-21, 1899. 

The signs are auspicious for an unusually successful gather- 
ing of the clans whose rallying standard is the royal purple, at 
the time of the fifty-first annual Ekklesia, which will be held at 
Dayton, Ohio, under the auspices of Lambda Graduate Chapter, 
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, Oct 19, 20 and 21, 

Dayton is a be.autiful and progressive city of 100,000 pop- 
ulation and has been well named ''the ideal convention city of 
Ohio." There are thirty-five members of the Dayton Graduate 
Chapter, each one of whom is giving his time and experience to 
the making of the meeting a perfect success. 

Hon. Charles H. Bosler, ex-speaker of the Ohio House of 
representatives and a leading politician of ''the Gem City" is 
the president of the chapter and the chairman of the convention 
committee, the other members of which are W. F. Chamberlain, 
C. B. Nevin, Rev. F. N. McMillin and Percy T. Stabler. 

The Dayton board of trade has interested itself in the meet- 
ing and will do all in its power to make the Ekklesia a success. 
Fraternity flags are to be sent to be used in the assembly audi- 
torium, also college flags from every section of the United 

The J. F. Newman Estate, of New York, will furnish the 
convention button free of charge. In the center in a field of 
gold will appear in proper colors a fac-simile of our pin and 
about the edge will appear the words and figures "1848, Dele- 
gate, 1899, Dayton." 

The Beckel House, the leading hotel, will be fraternity 
headquarters and a special rate of $2.50 per day has been 

The Ekklesia will convene in the auditorium of the W. C. 


A., which is the beautifully furnished meeting place of the Mozart 
Club and which is provided with piano, committee rooms, toilet 
rooms, etc., and is heated by steam and lighted by electricity. 
The convention program as arranged is as follows : 

Thursday, October 19, 10 a. m. — Organization* 

2 p. M. — Business Session. 

8 p. M. — Reception by the Dayton Pan-Hellenic Asso- 


October 20, 9 a. m. — Business Session. 
10 A. M. — Convention Photograph. 

1 p. M. — Inspection of National Cash Register Works. 

3 p. M. — Business Session. 

9 p. M. — Banquet. 

October 21, 9 a. m. — Business Session. 

2 p. M. — Excursion to Soldiers' Home. 

The reception to be tendered our fraternity by the Dayton 
Pan-Hellenic Association of 159 members at the Dayton Club 
will be an affair of elegance to be remembered, and the best 
talent of the city will present continuous entertainment during 
the evening. The Dayton Club is the best equipped club in 
Ohio and the Pan-Hellenic Association comprises in its mem- 
bership members of congress and leading state officials. 

No expense will be spared on the banquet though the plates 
will be had at a reasonable rate. The famous government or- 
chestra from the Soldiers* Home will furnish the music and the 
leading florist of Dayton has been given carte blanche as to the 
floral decorations. 

The visit to the National Cash Register Works, which Joe 
Jefferson said when he visited them "surpassed his dreams, " 
will afford an excellent opportunity to the college men for a 
sociological study, for here the ideal relation between capital 
and labor is maintained. 

The National Soldiers' Home is a city of itself with 6500 
residents and '*the most beautiful greenhouses, flower beds and 
landscape gardening in America." The government band, 
which ranks with Sousa's and the Maine, will give a special 
concert for the fraternity. 


Arrangements have been made with the Central Traffic 
Association for an excursion rate of one and one-third full fare 
provided one hundred men attend the convention from outside 
of Dayton. To get this concession each man must pay the full 
fare from starting point taking a certificate from the agent who 
sells the ticket At Dayton an agent of the Central Traffic As- 
sociation will attend to certify that one hundred have been 
present and that certificate holders are entitled to return for 
one-third regular fare. Do not fail to get your certificate at 
starting foinU For further particulars as to railroad rates write 
to Percy T. Stabler, care of Big Four freight offices, Dayton, 
Ohio. It is expected that three hundred and fifty members of 
Phi Gamma Delta will be in attendance upon the convention and 
that it will be the most successful numerically and otherwise 

ever held. 

The Social Committee. 

Dayton, Ohio, September 24, 1899. 



To the Members of the Fraternity : 

All members who propose attending the 51st Ekklesia of 
the fraternity, will take notice that the meeting will be in Day- 
ton, Ohio, on the 19th day of October, 1899, and that the ses- 
sions will continue until the 21st day of October. 

That all chapters which have complied with the require- 
ments imposed upon them by the laws of the fraternity are en- 
titled to be reimbursed the traveling expenses of one delegate 
to the Ekklesia. That the reimbursement of these traveling 
expenses will be made by the Treasurer of the fraternity at 
Dayton, during the sessions of the Ekklesia upon the presenta- 
tion of the Traffic Association certificates, as hereinafter de- 

That an arrangement has been made with all the railroads 
in the United States by which railroad fares of one and one- 
third the regular rate will be secured for the round trip. In 
order to secure this reduction of fare it is necessary that at 


At the time of the piurchase of such ticket each member 


PROPERLY FILLED OUT, and this Certificate must be presented to 
the Treasurer of the Fraternity for his endorsement at the Ek- 
klesia. It will then be approved by the special agent of the 
Traffic Association, and when presented to the Ticket Agent at 
Dayton for the purchase of the returning ticket it will entitle 
the holder to receive the same for one-third of the regular fare. 
Unless these certificates are secured and properly presented to 

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the Treasurer of the fraternity for his endorsement, no reduc- 
tion in railroad fare can be secured for those who attend the 

The Treasurer or Secretary of the fraternity will be glad 
to give any additional information which is desired by those 
who expect to be in attendance. 

Newton D. Baker, Jr., 

Treasurer of the Fraternity. 


When gray cloud-castles melt In summer air, 
O'er some secluded, slowly-moving stream, 
With idle eddies set, where lilies gleam. 
And pour a drowsy perfume everywhere, 
O joy I to quit the irksome cell of care. 
And with an ancient volume drift and dream 
Until, forgetful of the world we seem 
To have of other days a vital share ; 

To find with Horace, many-fountained hills, 
And sunny silence at the Sabine farm. 
With Paris yield to Helen's faery charm. 
And with Odysseus conquer myriad ills. 
Until, with kindling soul, we know the joy 
Of victor Argives on the walls of Troy I 

—Ernest Neal Lyon, In N, Y. Churchman. 
Colgate Chapter. 



Prof. Charles Flint McClumpha, University of Minnesota, 
was bom in Amsterdam, New York, on the second of July, 1863. 
His early training was received in local private schools and at 
the town academy. Having finished the Classical course of the 
Albany High School, where his college-preparatory studies 
were completed, he entered the academic course of Princeton 
University, in the class of '85. At Princeton, he was a member 
of the Cliosophic Society, one of the two famous literary societies 
of Princeton, and he represented his society as one of the Lynde 
debaters at the Commencement of 1885. At his graduation in 
the same year the University bestowed upon him the Baird Prize 
for oratory. 

Having received the A. B. degree from Princeton in 1885, 
he matriculated at the University of Leipzig, Germany, where 
he continued his philological and literary studies for five se- 
mesters. At the end of the fifth semester, in the spring of 1 888, the 
University of Leipzig conferred upon him the degree of Ph. D. 

In the autumn of 1888, he was appointed Associate in the 
English department of BrynMawr College, Penn. Heremained 
there from 1888 to 1891, when he was elected assistant pro- 
fessor of English literature in the University of the City of New 
York. After three years at the University, he accepted a call 
as professor of English in Ripon College, Ripon, Wisconsin, 
where he remained one year, when he was called to the assist- 
ant professorship of English literature in the University of Min- 
nesota, which post he now holds. 

He is a member of the Modern Language Association and 
has been a frequent contributor to its publication, the Modem 
Language Notes. He translated from the German Fieldmar- 
shal von Moltke*s ** Essays,** published by Osgood, Mcllvane 
& Co., of London ; and also translated from the German several 
stories which from time to time have been published by Har- 
pers* Bros, in their Magazine and in the collection known as 
''Modern Ghosts.*' 


Moral tales are rarely diverting reading and short essays on 
the beauty of particular virtues are little in favor with us after 
we have left our high school days and poked away for our grand- 
children our incomparable literary disquisitions on "Charity" 
and "Prudence", but we who are members of the college fra- 
ternity are in the business of being virtuous in certain ways. 
We hold ourselves out to the world as men who have given a 
part of the leisure of several years to the cultivation and refine- 
ment of ourselves and our associates, and who are organized for 
the purpose of illustrating and propagating certain principles of 
of social and personal morality. We might, therefore, reason- 
ably take an occasional opportunity to re-state our creed and so 
make certain and definite both our own ideals and the expecta- 
tions which we are willing that the world should entertain of us. 
It is, moreover, our practice annually to take into our order a 
number of younger men, who approach the life of the fraternity 
with little knowledge of the real purposes of such an order, and 
usually with questions on their lips as to what it all really 
means, beyond the present promise of good fellowship and enter- 

If the writer can state shortly his ideas upon this question 
it may be that he will have succeeded in providing a horn book 
for the newly initiated to which they may turn for guidance 
after the regalia and rare-bits of the initiation have faded a little 
and left them with their desires for new sensations assuaged but 
their thirst for information stimulated. 

In the first place to speak of the public virtues of fraternity 
men, let us recall that a fraternity is a democratic institution. 
We have no bill of rights setting forth doctrines of liberty and 
equality, nor are we consciously affected by profound philo. 


sophical speculations of any kind, but we are citizens of a country 
in which these things are in the air, and we tacitly recognize in 
our ideal selves the embodiment of true American citizenship. 
The real meaning of this is limited to the fact that the fraternity 
is governed by the free and unbiased intellectual suffrage of its 
members, when it is true to its calling, for some of the usual 
incidents of democracy are modified by the personal virtues 
hereafter to be pointed out as our especial bond of union. But 
taken even in this restricted sense, the fact that we are organized 
upon the theory of democracy means that every member of the 
order is an important constituent to the whole ; that we are 
hospitable to new ideas ; that we respect one another and seek 
to embrace and adopt all the benefits which flow from the un- 
selfish devotion of a number of men animated by the same pur- 
pose and seeking the same ends. 

The practical result of this is that in our chapters there is a 
free forum for the expression of opinion and that we consult to- 
gether for the common good on the plane of a high equality. 
Likewise in bearing the chapter burdens and performing its 
offices, the attitude of the individual is that of the soldier who 
responds to the call to duty with alacrity, whether the call places 
him at the head of the prancing host, or on a lonely watch, soli- 
tary with his responsibilities, and inconspicuous in the ranks. 
Opportunity to hold office is opportunity to serve and not to be 
distinguished, and so there is an unwritten law of all such soci- 
eties that the officials are not known except to the initiated. To 
be the head of a chapter might easily be considered distinc- 
tion, in a college where the chapter as a whole stood high in the 
popular estimation, and popular favor as an incident to such an 
office might easily prove a "sweet, seducing charm" against 
which the heart of man is proverbially unarmed. The result 
would, or might be, that even in a fraternity chapter the 
American instinct for political management would appear, and 
in the presence of selfish interests and ambitious desires for 
distinction, the fraternal virtues, whether public or private, pass 
quickly away. 

Soo to, this democratic theory of the fraternity, reaches up 
to the larger galheiings oi iVi^ cV^xl^ ^V!k&xLl^x^<&t mimbers ^ther 


into an Ekklesia to administer the affairs of the whole order. 
There are here also some places to be filled and some burdens 
to be assumed, but none may either seek or shrink. The 
Ekklesia is a meeting of freemen in which we make few speeches, 
pull no wires, lay no secret trains and have no hostilities, but 
simply put our heads and hearts together and achieve our ends. 
The proof of this, as well as the best justification of what might 
seem a simple if not pastoral social organization, is to be seen 
in the fact that after a convention or Ekklesia is over, though 
there have been warm advocacies of varying policies and ardent 
supporting of different opinions, the will and wisdom of the 
majority prevails and is adopted by all without a bitter memory, 
for all know that the contest has been sincere and honorable 
and that every opinion has been given its true weight in deter- 
mining the result. And so the end of such a gathering is a ban- 
quet where those who have prevailed and those who have not 
join hands and circle around the brilliant tables singing songs of 
affection for the past and hope for the future. 

Such an ideal of public virtue, however, must of necessity 
be built upon a foundation of private or personal virtues which 
are neither common in themselves nor easy to be attained ; and 
so our life in the fraternity, if it be worthy, must be a gradual 
growth of certain qualities in our characters of which unselfish- 
ness is easily chieL 

The present writer is too practical a person to believe that 
we can catalogue for ourselves a list of virtues to which we 
aspire and by writing them on paper implant them in our hearts. 
Unfortunately we progress in the attainment of even essential 
fraternal qualities as we progress in all other undertakings in 
life, by painful steps and slow. Nor should we feel a deep and 
settled discouragement about our own condition or that of cer- 
tain of our fellows, if we observe in ourselves or them number- 
less backslidings and shortcomings. There is hope for the 
worst of us. But the fact that we cannot be good all at once 
need not discourage us from trying to imagine how we would 
look if we were, and to the writer this is easy to do for he has 
but to look back to a company of men in a certain nameless but 
affectionately remembered chapter from which he has for many 


a day been separated but which he never long forgets. It 
seemed very simple in those days, but it seems strangely impos- 
sible now, that there could have been in any lot of mere college 
men so much generosity and pleasantness. They met morning, 
noon and night in thoughtless and frequent intercourse ; they 
were busy with many absorbing matters and had many interests 
not common to them and any others of their associates ; they 
came from different places and looked forward to an after life of 
separation from dh'e another after a very brief and busy season 
together, but somehow they grew into and around each other. 
When they met their common interests became uppermost, they 
forgot themselves and remembered someone else who had a trial 
or a duty to perform. Perhaps it was not very serious, it might 
have been merely the foreboding prospect of an impending 
''exam" in some obscure subject, but there were no smiles on 
one face while another wore a frown, and so they lived and grew 
and became men, and without knowing or bothering about it 
must of them acquired the fraternal virtues and are known to 
and loved by you and by me now, as good men and true alike in 
the fraternity and in the world. 

It is not easy to particularize as to what distinguishes a 
man of whom this may be said. Of course he is unselfish, of 
course he is generous, intellectual, broad and sympathetic. He 
gets to be so by seeing it in others and by having his nature 
assaulted and carried by the storm of such feeling in others who 
have taken him up into their company ; he in turn becomes a 
centre of distribution and affects others as he himself was af- 
fected. In the end such a man becomes the true college man 
and the true fraternity man. His interests are varied and deep, he 
looks upon his college as the home of his fraternity as well as 
the fountain of his opportunities for self cultivation and useful- 
ness. He looks upon his fraternity as more than a mere associa- 
tion, more or less fruitful of pleasures and amusements, more 
than an occasion for intercourse with the best spirits in his col- 
lege in his day. It becomes an association of similarly 
trained spirits in which the strifes and jealousies of life are for- 
gotten ; in which he can always find intellectual and spiritual 
kinsmen, and to which his heart turns with unswerving affection 


when in after years the friends of interest and the acquaintances 
of business have passed off the stage and left the mind free to 
recount and enjoy its true treasures. 

If this should come to the eye of some newly initiated 
brother, as it is designed to do, it may seem very indefinite and 
general ; there may appear to be a lack of positiveness about it 
which prevents it from being a sure and reassuring guide along 
the new life and up to the new hope ; but it will clear up grad- 
ually as he grows into his chapter, for h6 will find that every 
yeomanly thought he gives to the questions that affect the 
growth and development of the fraternity and every unselfish 
preference of another's interest to his own will bind him the 
more to the noble company into which he has come and give 
him more and more the feeling of proprietorship over the 
nobility which membership in it gives to its members. 

And if it all seems very serious and solemn, it will be con- 
soling to think that the practice of it will be joyous and free 
from any real sense of self denial, for the reward of the fraternal 
virtues is that they quicken and delight alike their possessor 
and his friends. 

An Alumnus. 


Wm, F. Keene, I. M. 'gi, is City Engineer, Central Falls, 
R, I. 

F. Roy Young, K. T. ex-'oo, is now at Vanderbilt Univer- 

James C. Pumell, Jr., D. B. '97, is in business at Winona, 

Robert S. Albee, K. N. '98, is practicing law at Galveston, 

G. T. Moor, Psi '94, is filling the chair of Biology at Dart- 

Howard G. Aven, Beta Phi '89, is practicing law in Nor- 
folk, Va. 

Fred C. Sutter, I. M. '93, is with the Pittsburg Transformer 

Cloyd H. Read, Kappa Tau '96, is practicing law at 
Dallas, Tex. 

J. H. Koehler, Yale '98, has entered the law office of Bald- 
win & Slater. 

J. £. Gignout, K. N. '98, has spent the past year studying 
in France. 

C. M. Zener, Psi '93, has been seriously ill at Colorado 
Springs, Col. 

Jno. D. Hawkins, Jr., Roanoke, ex-'oo, is in business at 
Swan Lake, Miss. 

Clark Rogers, Psi 97, is House Physician at the Indian- 
apolis City Hospital. 

Rupert Allison, B. D. '95, has a responsible railroad posi- 
tion at Longview, Tex. 


Clyde R. Stingily, Roanoke 'oo, is stud3ring medicine at 
Vanderbilt University. 

M. Gordon Jones, B. D. '97, is working for the Standard 
Oil Co., at Marshall, Tex, 

Henry M. Phillips, I. M. '92, is with the New Jersey Zinc 
Co., Franklin Furnace, N. J. 

Albert S. A. Heyward, Iota Mu '92, is engineer for the 
General Electric Co., Atlanta. 

Geo. H. Gosman, Jr., Beta '98, is on the staff of the Kings 
Co. Hospital, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Fresco tt A. Hopkins, I. M. '92, is assistant professor at the 
Drexel Institute, Philadelphia. 

Jno. D. Crowle, Jr., B. D. '98, is on the staff of the Stanton 
(Va.) Vindicator and Spectator. 

Howard A. Dill, I. M. '91, is assistant Treasurer of the 
City Water Works, Richmond, Ind. 

H. R. Sturdivant, B. D. '97, is looking after his planting 
interests at his home in Glendova, Miss. 

Franklyn L. Hutton, Yale *oo, has entered Phi Delta Phi, 
the very exclusive Yale law fraternity. 

L. Donaldson, Jr., K. T. '98, is assistant cashier of the 
Lake County Bank, Tiptonville, Tenn. 

Henry McComs^, Beta Nu '97, is attending the Union 
Theological Seminary in New York City. 

Samuel Scott Slater, K. N. '94, represents the 31st as- 
sembly district in the New York Legislature. 

Charles C. Huestis, K. N. '92, is with the state engineer's 
corps, and is at present living at Schenectady. 

William R. Adams, Yale '94, is practicing law in New York 
City, having an office in the Empire Building. 

J. Ramsey Speer, I. M. '931 is manager of the blast furnace 
department, Shoenberger Steel Co., Pittsburg. 

Jno. W. Hester, Gamma Phi '79, is president of the South 
Dakota Agricultural College, Brookings, S. D. 


George Hench, Psi *gy, is a special correspondent of the 
Associated Press, with headquarters at Chicago. 

Wm. C Claplin, I. M. '95, is in the o£Sce of Carrere & 
Hastings, Architects, 28 E. 41st St., New York. 

Elisha Lee, I. M. '92, is in the office of the assistant en- 
gineer, Philadelphia & Erie R. R., Sunbury, Pa. 

John F. Skinner, K. N. '90, is assistant city engineer of 
Rochester, N. Y., with his office in the City Hall. 

John Nicely, Psi '93, of Beirut, Sjrria, has a son named 
after its grandfather. Governor Mount, of Indiana. 

Chas. Frederick Murphy, Chi '00, is professor of sciences 
and General English in the Brooklyn Latin school. 

The engagement of Thos. L. Lyons, K. N. '91, to Miss 
Bertha Clark, of Lincoln, Neb., has been announced. 

Clement S. Newhall, I. M. '96, is with the Anglo-American 
Mining Co., L't'd, San Jose de Gracia, Sinaldo, Mexico. 

Andrew Johnson, Pi '61, holds a very responsible position 
in the office of the United States treasury at Washington. 

Wilber H. Young, Knox '94, is Gen 4 Town Lot Agent for 
the New York and Texas Land Co., Limited, Palestine, Tex. 

Geo. P. Mayo, Roanoke '98, won a scholarship at Prince- 
ton last September and received his A. M. from there in June. 

Stanley A. E. Brailler, Lafayette '92, finished his course of 
medicine in Phila. this year. His present address is 2018 Arch 


The May number of the Atlantic Monthly contains a de- 
lightful little story, ''The Elder's Seat, '* by Arthur Colton, Yale 

Joseph Culver Hartzell, Nu Denteron '99, has been elected 
professor of Biology and Physics at Illinois Wesleyan Univer- 

E. M. Fowler, .Yale '96, has opened a real estate office at 
144 W. 42 St., New York. His specialty is Westchester prop- 


John D. Crowle, Roanoke '98, is editing a newspaper in 
aunton, Va., besides maintaining his reputation as a cotillion 

Henley M. Flugate, Richmond '99, will study for the 
iptist ministry at the Baptist Theological Seminary, Louis- 
lie Ky. 

Lewis Benedict, Omega and K, N., who served with the 71st 
2g. N. Y. v., has received a commission as Lieut, in the reg- 
ar service. 

Dr. Robt. C. Craig, Omicron '97, has been honored by 
ting placed in charge of the Marine Hospital service at 
ttsburg, Pa. 

Gen. Lew Wallace, Lambda *68, and Maurice Thompson, 
si '78, are charter members of the new Phi Beta Kappa Chap- 
r at Wabash. 

H. I. Raymond, M. D., Psi '77, Major and Surgeon U. S. A., 
.iled from San Francisco early in May to join his regiment in 
e Philippines. 

Lt. Percy P. Bishop, Tenn. '98, Artillery U. S. A., is reported 
I have gone with his company from Ft Coswell, N. C, to 
le Philippines. 

R. G. Altizer, B. D. '96, is studying law at the University 
: Virginia. Jas. Harry Deyerle, B. D. '96, is studying medi- 
ne at the same school. 

E. VanNess Rawn, Penn. State '98, has left Dayton, O., 
id is now with the R. R. Contracting firm of Samuel Walton 
Co., Falls Mills, Va. 

Rev. Wm. Edward Tay, Marietta '73, is in charge of the 
merican Mission at Benguella, Africa. Address care of Casa 
[ollandez, via Lisbos. 

Robt. R. Stewart, B. D. '97, will finish his law course at 
Dickinson College this year. He is business manager of the 
}>rufn, a student periodical. 

Clement March, I. M. '91, is with the American Gramo- 
hone Co., 5 Bowling Green Building, New York. Bro. March 
as at one time Chief of Section L 


J. C. Pumell, Jn, Roanoke 'oo, of Winona, Miss., after 
beini^ out of college for a year, entered Center this fall but left 
soon after to travel with his family. 

Brother Charles W. Fairbanks, United States senator from 
Indiana, will leave shortly for Alaska with the boundry commis- 
sion of which he is a member. 

Dr. Wilmer Christian, who is chief of section VIII, is visit- 
ing the different chapters in his section. He has already seen 
several and his reports are flattering. 

Brother Frank G. Crowell, Pi Deuteron, was elected County 
Attorney of Atchison County, Kansas, last November, taking 
his office the first of the present year. 

Dr. Glasgow Armstrong, Washington and Lee University 
'95, is located in one of the N. Y. Hospitals, having graduated 
from the University City of N. Y. last year. 

Frank C. Burdette, Roanoke '94, is with Welford, Shade 
& Co., Marine Brokers, St. Louis, Mo. He comes often to 
Virginia to renew his fraternity associations. 

James W. Young, Hopkins '94, and David M. Morris, Den- 
ison ex- '97, and Harvard '98, are both with the Bell Telephone 
Co. in Philadelphia doing engineering work. 

Henry M. Wilson, Hopkins '97, who for some time has 
been learning the cotton mill business in Concord, N. C, is now 
studying at the Texile School in Philadelphia. 

Edmund R. Carter, Roanoke, '96, has graduated from the 
Episcopal Seminary, Fairfax Co., Va. He has not decided 
where he will take up the duties of his profession. 

William Wirt Ballard, Roanoke '97, who graduated from 
the Va. Military Institution with the class of '97, is Command- 
ant of Cadets at the Danville (Va.) Military Institute. 

The New York Suiiy of the nth of May, publishes an able 
article of a column and a half on "The Crime of Lynching, " by 
the president of Roanoke College, Julius D. Derher, B. D. '71. 

Two of the principals who performed the last rites over 
the remains of the late Robt. G. IngersoU, were Bros. Orland 
J. Smith, Lambda '62, and John Clark Ridpath, Lambda, '63. 


Jessie K. Taylor, Richmond '99, will teach at ilie Stephens 
Women's College, Columbus, Mo., during the session of 1900. 
He will take up besides a few post graduate studies at the Uni- 
versity of Missouri. 

George P. Mayo, Roanoke '98, graduated with A. M. from 
Princeton with the class of '99. He will probably study for the 
Episcopal ministry at the Theological Seminary of that denom- 
ination, Fairfax Co., Va. 

Morris P. Tilley, Virginia '97, received his A. M. from the 
Univ. Virginia with the class of '99. He sailed for Europe on 
the tenth of July and expects to carry on his studies at one of 
the German Universities. 

Garret Grattan Gooch, Hampden-Sidney '98, has entered 
business with his father who is a member of the firm of Gooch, 
Rinehort & Langhorne, large railroad contractors. His present 
address is Staunton, Va. 

R. E. Valentine, Pi Deuteron, is in Costa Rica, Central 
America, where he is chemist and assayer for a large mining 
company. Bro. Will Curry is also at the same place in the em- 
ploy of the same company. 

W. Glasgow Armstrong, Wash. & Lee '95, graduated from 
the medical department of the Univ. of the City New York, '98. 
He received an appointment to Bellevue Hospital, N. Y. City, 
where he is still employed. 

Dr. Robt. Christian Craig, Roanoke '94, and University of 
Virginia *97, is one of the physicians employed at the U. S. Naval 
Hospital in New York City. He was formerly with the City 
Hospital Corps in St. Louis. 

R. P. Stewart, Roanoke '98, took his LL. B. at Dickinson 
College with the class of '99. He won two out of the three 
prizes in the law department. He will practice his profession 
at his home, Harrisburg, Pa. 

Clyde R. Stingily, Roanoke '99 is a freshman in the Med- 
ical Dept. of Vanderbilt University. He is engaged this summer 
at the state hospital at Vicksburg, Miss. He will probably go to 
Tulane if he does not return to Vanderbilt. 

Kappa Nu sent the following men to the war : William A. 
DeFord, '92, captain in a Kansas regiment ; C. J. Heilman, 
*97, sergeant, ist U. S. Engineers ; Walter F. Lewis, '99, loth 
Pennsylvania ; Paul Mattice, *oi, corporal, i8th U. S. Infantry. 


Frank B, Ellis, Lafayette '90, Dr. George Orton, '98, and 
Dr. W. B. Fetterman are among the alumni of the University 
of Pennsylvania who arranged and managed the intercol- 
legiate track event which came off in Philadelphia the latter 
part of April. 

. A recent article on the National Bank of Hight Point, N. 
C, has this to say : "Mr. Eugene M. Armfield (Epsilon '88), 
the cashier since 1888, assumed that important position when 
but nineteen years of age, and was at that time the youngest 
bank cashier in the United States." 

Alexander Spotswood, Hampden-Sidney '96, has been 
practicing his profession, that of Law, in San Francisco since 
last August. The style of his firm is Woodworth & Spotswood 
They have offices in the Mills Building. Bro. Spotswood re- 
sides at Laurel Heights, San Rafael, Cal. 

A statute of the late United States Senator Zebulon B. 
Vance, Epsilon '54, is to be placed at the eastern entrance to 
Capitol Square, Raleigh, N. C, opposite the monument to the 
confederate dead. The State Legislature appropriated {5,000 
for it, and private citizens added {3,000 to the amount 

Hiram W. Montigal, Zeta '90, has been engaged to take 
charge of the Eastern Oregon State Normal School. He grew 
up in the country near Brooklyn, Morgan county, and was edu- 
cated in the State Normal School and the State University. 
For several years he has been superintendent of the schools at 
New Harmony. 

Brother E. L. Ackley, Pi Deuteron, now practicing law at 
Concordia, Kansas, received considerable mention last fall by 
the newspapers of his district in connection with the office of 
U. S. Representative in Congress, some of them urging his nomi- 
nation by the Republican party, though at no time was Mr. Ack- 
ley a candidate for the honor. 

There are two Fijis in this year's graduating class at the 
U. Pa. who have already received appointments to hospitals. 
Percy S. Halloran, Penn. '99, of Nebraska, goes to the West 
Penn. Hospital in Pittsburg, while Clarence Kluttz, U. N. C 
'95, of North Carolina, has received an appointment at the 
Presbyterian Hospital in Philadelphia. 

Will Brown, Pi Deuteron, who spent several years in the 
interior of Africa in the mtete^t^ ol ^xii c.o\\^xx>x!L%^'^QCAraftns for 


the Smithsonian Institute and for the British Museum, has writ- 
ten a book descriptive of the country and of his life there which 
has just been issued by the Scribner Company. Brother Brown 
is now living at Lawrence, Kansas. 

Apportioned among the various newspapers of Indianapolis 
are to be found four Fijis. Mr. Herbert Hunt, of Lambda!^ is 
the city editor of the Sun. Mr. William A. Wood, of Zeta, edits 
the Indiana Weekly, Two other Zeta brothers are stowed away 
with the editorial staff of the Indianapolis Sentinel ; namely, 
LrOuis Lr. Ludlow and H. O. Stechhan. 

Brother T. J. Flannelly, Pi Deuteron, represented Labette 
County in the Kansas House of Representatives last winter and 
was a member of several of the most important committees. He 
was also a member of a Legislative Committee appointed by the 
Governor since the adjournment of the legislature to investigate 
the management of the State Agricultural College. 

Brother Gideon M. Diall, of Lambda, graduated from the 
law department of the University of Indianapolis last month. 
Bro. Orison H. Hays, also of Lambda, received his title of law- 
yer at the same time. Brother Diall was tie with another man 
for the f loo prize for the best thesis on the rights of married 
women and widows in reality in Indiana. The prize was divided. 

William D. Miles, K. N. '93, is stage manager and is playing 
leading roles with the Grand Opera House Stock Company. 
Since leaving college in 1893 Brother Miles has devoted himself 
conscientiously to his profession and has achieved success, hav- 
ing played with John Drew, W. H. Crane, Madam Modjeska, 
and Stewart Robson, and in the Empire Theatre Stock Com- 

Benj. F. Norris, California '94, is the author of ''Mc- 
Teague, " the novel concerning the slum life of San Francisco. 
It deals with risque subjects but is very strong, so all the critics 
state. It has occasioned considerable notoriety for him and its 
sale has been large. The reviews of various magazines have 
outlined it. Munseyiov June has an excellent review of it. Bro. 
Norris has been associated with McClure^s Magazine, having 
attracted the attention of that discerning publisher by some 
strong stories written in California. 

W. Y. Morgan, of Pi Deuteron, living at Hutchinson, Kan- 
sas, was elected State Printer of Kansas, by the Legislature of 
last winter, and took his office on July i, 1899. This is a posi- 


tion much in demand and sought for, and it is the best paying 
state office in Kansas. There is no regular salary attached, the 
compensation being in fees, and the office has heretofore never 
paid less than {15,000 per year and some years has paid as high 
as {30,000. Mr. Morgan is one of the most popular of the 
newspaper men of Kansas. 

We clip the following from the Roanoke Times of June 18, 
anent the final german of Beta Deuteron : ''It was the largest 
german ever given in Salem, and was the last of a series of four 
germans given by the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity. The dan- 
cing hall of Hotel Salem was used and the music was furnished 
by Devon's orchestra of Roanoke city, and the leading of Mr. 
Langhorn gave general satisfaction. The hall was beautifully 
decorated with the emblems of the fraternity and a large Phi 
Gamma Delta fiag was suspended from the centre of the room.*' 

The Schenectady Daily Union printed in its issue of May 
27, the following : "Professor C. S. Prosser (Chi), of Union 
College, has been elected associate professor of historical geol- 
ogy in the Ohio State University at Columbus, Ohio. He was 
selected and nominated for this position by Dr. Edward 
Orton, who retains the title of professor of geology and gives 
the work in economic geology. Professor Prosser since he be- 
came a member of the Union College faculty has performed 
most efficient work, and he will give up his labors here to the 
genuine regret of all who know him. ** 

A letter from Bro. Franklin Brooks, L. S. '96, posted at 
Manila, P. I., has the following verdict of our campaign in the 
antipodes : ''The situation here is best summed up as a hide 
and go seek proposition as far as the insurgents are concerned. 
The volunteers are anxious to go home and ninety-nine out of 
every hundred here think the government is making a mistake 
in possessing the Philippines. The insurrection will take some 
time to firmly and completely suppress The sooner a civil 
government is established over the small cities and towns which 
we have undisputed authority over, the better it will be from a 
business standpoint." 

It is a pleasure to quote the following resolutions : 

Whereas, Prof. Chas. F. Reeves ( Gamma Psi '78 ) for 
nearly one year acted as President of the University of Wash- 
ington, while also carrying all the work of his own department; 

Whereas, This executive work as well as the instruction 

tQ German was successfully administered during one of the most 
critical periods in the history of the University ; be it 

Resolved, That this Board of Regents express to Prof. 
Reeves its full appreciation of his services to the University and 
tender him herewith a hearty vote of thanks ; and be it further 

Resolved^ That a copy of these resolutions be spread upon 
the minutes of the Board of Regents and read before those 
assembled at the inauguration of the new president. 

Potts viLLE, June 23, 1899. 

Cyrus L, Pershing, Old Alpha '48, president judge of 
Schuylkill county since 1872, has tendered his resignation to 
the governor, to take effect August 5. He was Democratic can- 
didate for governor in 1875. 

Judge Pershing was bom in Youngstown, Pa., February 3, 
1825. Five years later his family moved to Johnstown. In 
1849 he began the study of law in the office of Jeremiah S. Black, 
at Somerset, and was elected to the legislature from Cambria 
county, and re-elected in 1862, 1863, 1864 and 1865. He was 
an active participant in all the exciting debates of the civil war. 

During Judge Pershing's first term on the bench, in 1876 
and 1878, a series of trials in the courts of this county attracted 
wide attention and resulted in the overthrow of the secret oath- 
bound MoUie Maguires, which had so terrorized the coal regions. 
Judge Pershing has been an invalid for years. — Pittsburg Times. 


E. Mac Davis, K. T. '90, to Miss Janie Carrington, of Vir- 
ginia, in March 1899. 

August Merz, K. N. '93, to MissF. Victoria Doyle, of Ithaca, 
N. Y., on April 26, 1899, at the First Presbyterian church. 

Charles Alpheus Pratt, Alpha '93, to Miss Julia Stebbings. 

Bro. Pratt was united, in a home wedding, on June 14th, 
to a Chicago young lady. They are now at home to their friends 
at No. 308 Clinton Ave., Oak Park, 111. 

Dr. Henry Williamson Hoogland, Beta '99, to Miss Har- 
riet Julia Seldoneridge. 

On the 14th day of June, occurred this wedding, at the 
home of the bride, Philadelphia. Bro. Hoogland is one of the 
most popular of this year's graduates from **Pennsy. " 


Rev. John Archibald McKee, Psi '94, to Miss Clarissa S. 

This ceremony took place August 9th, at Alma, Mich. 
After a brief visit to relatives in Indiana and elsewhere, Bro. 
McKee and his bride set sail for Siam, where he goes to estab- 
lish a mission at Bangkole." 

James Edmunson Ingram, Jr., Beta Mu '94, to Miss Mary 
Pumell Payne. 

The cards for Bro. Ingram's wedding read as follows : '^Mr. 
and Mrs. Payne announce the marriage of their daughter, Mary 
Purnell, to James Edmunson Ingram, Jr., June the fourteenth, 
at the Mt. Vernon Place church, Baltimore. 

Chas. Walker Maury, Upsilon '78, to Miss Emily L. 
Flanders, The New York Journal of June 6 has this to say 
concerning the above weddmg : 

The marriage of Miss Emily L. Flanders, daughter of the 
late William Flanders, of Boston, to Chas. W. Murray, took 
place quietly this afternoon at the home of the bride. No. 25 
East Thirty-eighth street. Rev. William M. Grosvener, rector 
of the Church of the Incarnation, was the officiating clergyman. 
The invitations to the ceremony and the reception following were 
limited to relatives and intimate friends. Mr. Murray is a broker 
and has been prominent in Wall Street affairs for several years. 
He is a member of the Union, Calumet and other clubs and of 
the Southern Society. 

Rev. Joseph Ross Stevenson, Alpha *86, to Miss Florence 
Day. The Indianapolis Sentinel of May 16 devotes nearly a 
column to the description of a beautiful wedding ceremony, in 
which the above Fiji was a contracting party. It contains the 
following paragraphs: ''Indianapolis has seldom witnessed a 
more brilliant wedding than that, last evening of Miss Florence, 
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Charles Day, to the Rev. 
Joseph Ross Stevenson, of Chicago, at the First Presbyterian 
church. The bride is not only a great social favorite but has 
been a devoted worker in many lines of charity and the church, 
being especially interested in the Boys' club. The groom oc- 
cupies a chair in the McCormick Theological Seminary at Chi- 
cago, and has also a wide popularity. The wedding of the two 
young people brought an unusually large number of visitors to 
the city and the First Presbyterian church held a most brilliant 
assemblage last evening. ** After giving a detailed account of 
the ceremony and costumes, the article concludes: '*The Rev. 
and Mrs. Stevenson received the congratulations of a large num- 


ber of friends and were the recipients of unusually handsome 
presents. They left last evening for the East and will sail the 
latter part of May for a trip which will include England, Scot- 
land and Ireland and also on the continent. They will return 
the I St of September and will be at home after October i6, 
Tuesdays, at 8 Chalmers-place, Chicago." 

Walter Connell Shoup, Omega '96, to Miss Julia Be veridge. 

The Washington Post, under date of June 21, gives a 
lengthv description of the ceremony in part as follows: 

**The marriage of Miss Julia Beveridge, of this city, and Mr. 
Walter Connell Shoup, of New York, which was celebrated last 
evening at the residence of the bride's mother, 1618 H Street, 
was one of the most beautiful appointed home weddings seen in 
Washington in years. The decoration of the two drawing 
rooms was a beautiful and artistic treatment of asparagus vine 
and great true loving bows of pink satin ribbon, relieved by 
masses of pink and white roses. The ceiling of the first draw- 
ing room, in which the ceremony took place, was canopied in 
white satin ribbon and asparagus vine. Here Rev. R. H. Mc- 
Kim awaited the coming of the wedding party, which entered 
the room to the wedding march from Lohengrin, as rendered by 
Haley's orchestra, stationed in a palm-screened alcove. 

**Mr. Wilson, of this city, and Mr. Wilkes McClave,of New 
York, acted as ushers, and preceded the maid of honor. Mr. 
Shoup and his best man, Mr. George Greere, of Rye, N. Y., 
met the bride and her uncle at the improvised altar. Owing to 
the recent death of the groom's father, as well as the fact of the 
bride's family being in mourning, the guests were limited to 
intimate friends and relatives of the two families. 

'*The short reception was followed by a beautifully served 
wedding supper, after which the bride and groom left for an 
extensive wedding journey through the North. They will spend 
the summer on the coast of Maine, and next autumn take up 
their residence in New York City, where Mr. Shoup is practic- 
ing law." 

Guy L. Edie, M. D., Hampden Sidney '74' to Miss Clem- 
entine Kip of California, on Jan. 19, 1899. 

Concerning the last mentioned we have fortunately more 
extensive description in the shape of a clipping from the San 
Francisco Chronicle of Jan. 20: 

"Every bough that was twined for this wedding at noon 
yesterday at Grace church was handled in tender reverent mem- 
ory by the good old sexton who came to California with the 
first Episcopal Bishop Right, Rev. Wm. T. Kip, grandfather of 


the bride. ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ Every available inch in the church was 
crowded. Admission was by card, and two orderlies stationed 
at the door passed in those bidden to this interesting ceremony. 
* * * It was but a few minutes past high noon when the 
bridal party appeared in the vestibule, which was canopied with 
the stars and stripes. One flag forty feet long was swung from 
the arches." Here follows a detailed description of this pretty 
military wedding, the men attendants being brother ofiScers. 

Another chapter in Bro. Edie's life is given by the sub- 
joined clipping from the San Francisco Bulletin of April 14 : 

* 'Major Guy L. Edie, brigade surgeon, U. S. V., has been 
assigned to duty with troops sailing on the transport Hancock, 
about the 17th inst. from this port to Manila, P. I. Upon ar- 
rival at Manila Major Edie will report to the commanding gen- 
eral. Department of the Pacific, and military governor of the 
Philippine Islands, for assignment to duty. 

''Major Edie but a few months ago was married to the daugh- 
ter of W. Ingraham Kip, of this city. Owing to the fact that 
women are not permitted to land in Manila, Mrs. Edie will not 
be able to accompany her husband. Major Edie is one of the 
most efficient and popular officers at the Presidio. He will be 
greatly missed. ' * 



Manfred Uhl, Columbia '96, New York City. 

Edward W. Cross, Amherst '97, Manchester, N. H., 
Apri,l 1899. 

Rev. T. G. Sellers, Union University, '54, Starksville, 
Miss., March 11, 1899. 

Hon. Samuel F. Wood, Lambda '59, died June 2, at his 
home in Covington, Ind. 

John Thomas Hartigan, N. E. '97, met with death by 
drowning, the latter part of July. Bro. Hartigan was a prac- 
ticing attorney of New York City, and had a promising career 
before him. 

Louis Hutchinson Galbraith, Kappa Nu '90, died Aug. 17, 
1899. Deceased was a piommeiiX. ^xViftX^ ol Cotcl^VI^ ^ man. of 


fine physique and generally popular. He was married to Miss 
Julia A. Tifft, also of Cornell, who with one child survives him. 

Arthur Lee, Omicron '69, died at his home in St. Louis. 
He was a son of Rear Admiral Lee, of the U. S. Navy, retired. 
His brother J. F. Lee is also a f rater of the same chapter and 
year. The late brother Lee was identified with several prom- 
inent clubs and other organizations. 

Rev. James Lafferty died at Washington, Mo., Jan. 6th, 
1899, aged 60 years- He was born in Pittsburg, Pa., where he 
grew up and received his preparatory education. He attended 
college and graduated at Washington, Pa., in i860 where he 
was a member of Alpha chapter of ^ F A. He was a man of 
good mind and had the honor, while in college, of representing 
his literary society on the annual contest. He was very ardent 
and loyal in his friendship. He was converted near the close 
of his college course and entered the ministry of the Presby- 
terian church. His service was mainly rendered in the west, in 
Illinois and Missouri. He was a reputable minister, ready to 
make self-denials for the sake of his work, and he had the 
satisfaction of knowing that his life had been marked by useful- 

The Rev. John Calvin Caldwell, D. D., old Beta '62, mem 
ber of the Presbytery of White Water, but for the last four 
months a resident of Germantown, Pa., died suddenly Tuesday, 
September 11. At first it was supposed that his horse had run 
off and that he was killed by being thrown from his carriage, 
but it is now believed that he died from apoplexy and fell from 
the vehicle in which he was riding, as no one saw the horse 
running and the horse gave no indication of having been fright- 
ened. Dr. Caldwell was born in New Athens, Ohio, in 1840 
and graduated from Washington College and the Western The- 
ological Seminary. He was licensed by the Presbytery of Rich- 
land in 1864, and ordained by the Presbytery of Washington the 
same year. He was successively pastor of the churches of Mt. 
Prospect, Pa., Second church of Washington, Pa., the church 
of West Chester, First church, Springfield, O., and First church 
of Shelbyville, Ind. He was assistant professor of Latin and 
Greek in Vermilion Institute, Ohio, and for several years Presi- 
dent of Wilson College, Chambersburg, Pa. In 1864 ^^ was 
married to Miss Alice Dieffendorf, daughter of the late Rev. Dr. 
Dieffendorf, President of Vermilion Institute. He leaves a 
widow, two sons and two daughters. Dr. Caldwell was a very 
agreeable gentleman and active worker. 


Professor Martin Gantz, one of the best-known educators 
in this section of Pennsylvania, and the founder of the public 
schools of Newcastle, died at 7 o'clock this morning aiter a 
somewhat lengthy illness. ProL Gantz was bom in Washington 
county seventy-five years ago last December. He attended the 
West Alexandria Academy and later went to Washington and 
Jefferson college. He was valedictorian of his class, whose 
fiftieth anniversary occurs to-morrow, and the celebration of 
which Prof. Gantz had hoped to attend. In the college at the 
time Prof. Gantz attended James G. Blaine was a student. 
After graduating he went to Salem, O., where he taught for a 
short time. He came to New Castle in 1851, and taught in the 
seminary which stood next to the Presbyterian church. In 1862 
he and Prof. Travers organized the public schools of this city. 
With the exception of three years Prof. Gantz was from that 
date until the time of his death, connected with the public 
schools of this city, until his last illness with which he was 
seized about three months ago. He ^as' for many years the 
superintendent and for a number of .y^ars he has been teacher 
of languages in the high school. During the three years he 
was out of the schools here he was for two year^ with the New 
Brighton academy and one year '^k,s spent in the insurance busi- 
ness. There is hardly a native New Castle mUn in this city who 
was not a student of Prof. Gantz. He was married in 1863 to 
Miss Ceilia Townsend, of New Brighton. Mrs. Gantz died in 
1869. The living children are Mrs. Mary Blevins, wife of 
J. Smith Blevins, and Harry Gantz, who lives in Florida. ProL 
Gantz had been an elder in the First Presbyterian church for 
many years, and for a long time he was the superintendent of 
the Sabbath school. He was one of the founders of the Phi 
Gamma Delta fraternity, and as such is known throughout the 
country. Prof. Gantz was a man of scholarly attainments, and 
was a consistent Christian gentleman. In politics he was an 
ardent Republican, and he took a deep interest in current 
affairs. The funeral will be on Wednesday afternoon. — ^/%&- 
durg^ Times, June 19. 

Those who were present at the Pittsburg convention, will 
remember Brother Gantz, who was an initiate of Old Beta 
Chapter of the Class of '49. He was one of the speakers 
at Washington and wore a badge of the early design made in the 
fifties. Brother Gantz at that time said he had been arranging 
his work for weeks in order to attend the convention. 




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Pi Iota — Polytechnic Institute. 

The year ox)enB with Pi Iota Chapter in a very prosperous condi- 
tion. Our new house, built for us by the F. A. Morse Association, is 
almost ready for occupancy, so that inside of a month we will be per- 
manently located in our new home. The house is situated on the comer 
of Salisbury and Boynton Streets, overlooking Institute Park and 
three minutes' walk from Tech. It is an ideal location. Every Fiji 
visiting Worcester is cordially invited to make the chapter house his 
fraternity home. 

A number of changes in the faculty of the Institute have been made 
tblB year. Prof. J. J. Guest, of the Mechanical Engineering Depart- 
ment has returned to England and Prof. Albert Kingsburry , M. K , from 
New Hampshire College of Agriculture, is now at the head of that de- 
partment. Prof. A. W. French succeeds Prof. White, resigned, as 
head of the Civil Engineering Department. Prof. F. R. Jones, from 
University of Wisconsin, succeeds Prof. Ames in Draughting Depart- 
ment. Prof. Ames has gone into business life in Worcester. The 
Physics Department, presided over since the death of Prof. Kimball by 
President Mendenhall, is now under the direction of Prof. A. W. Duff, 
Prof. A. £. Nutt succeeds Prof. Eames as instructor in mathematics 
and languages, Mr. Howard P. Fairfield, formerly superintendent of 
shops at Case School of Applied Sciences and Mr. C. R. Harris, Tech. 
*96, are the new instructors in the machine shop and wood room. 

In the Electrical Engineering Department large additions of Gen- 
eral Electric Company's alternating current apparatus are being made 
in the laboratory, so that Tech. will soon have one of the most modern 
and best equipped electrical laboratories in the college world. 

Football at Tech. is in very good shape this year, the losses in 
the outgoing class being more than made good by the freshman class. 
The first game was won with a score of 12-0 from Worcester Academy, 
Sept. 23. Mr. Putnam from Dartmouth is coaching the team this year. 
The freshmen won the annual cane rush this. year. This has not hap- 
pened before except when 1900 was the freshman class. 

The entering class at Tech. is large, numbering over eighty, and 
contains quite a bit of good fraternity material. Pi Iota has not yet 
initiated any freshmen but will in the near future. 


Four men from the three upper classes have become Fijis this fall. 
Brother Edward H. Simpson, 1900, Frank S. Bowker, 1901, Richard 
M. Mitchell, 1901, and Philip Loff, 1902, all of Worcester, are pre- 
sented to the fraternity at lar^ as worthy men. 

The chapter at present numbers nineteen active members. This 
number will be increased to twenty-five or perhaps thirty before the 
January examinations. Fraternally yours, 

Fred R. Davis. 

Alpha Chi — Amherst. 

Alpha Chi agfain has the pleasure of gn^^eeting her sister chapters 
with a new set of officers. The greatest good -will prevailed during our 
elections, and the brothers are entirely satisfied with the results. 

Since our last letter, the chapter, as well as the fraternity at large, 
has suffered a great loss in the death of Bro. Edward Winslow Cross, 
'97, who died at his home, Manchester, N. H., April 23, after an ill- 
ness of about two weeks. Bro. Cross was a loyal supporter of 
^ r A beloved by all the Bros, of A X who were personally acquainted 
with him. Bros. Chapin, '97, and Nutting, '02, attended the funeral 
from the chapter. 

The active ranks of A X have been again thinned by brothers leav- 
ing college. Early in the year Bro. Kellog, ex- '02, left us. The de- 
parture of Bro. Nutting, also of '02, who has recently accepted a po- 
sition in the Manchester National Bank, reduces our freshman dele- 
gLlIoa to three. 

Early in the term the brothers of the two lower classes had their 
pictures taken. The group includes Bros. Proctor, Southgate and 
R. F. Wells, '01, and Bros. Nutting, Taylor, E. E. Wells and Hyde, '02. 

The alumni brothers of A X will doubtless be interested to hear 
that we have a new janitor, our old one, Robert, who has served the 
chapter since it was founded, having left us during the winter term. 

Bro. Adams, '96, has visited the chapter lately, and is at present 
at home in town. 

We lost by graduation two of our most loyal brothers, Chapin, '97 
and Roberts, '99. Bro. Roberts is to be at Columbia University next 

Although the prospects for a large entering class next fall are not 
quite what we could wish, we are yet hoping for the best, and confidently 
expecting to secure from 1903 a creditable delegation for ^ F A. 

With the best wishes and efforts of A X for the success of the fra- 
ternity, I remain. Sincerely yours, 

Perley C. Hyde. 



Omega — Columbia University. 

I know of no better greetings to the convention than to speak of 
Omega's bright prospects for the coming season. 

In the spring we lost by graduation Bros. E. A. Bayles, P. H. 
Goodwin, G. E. Kuppert and F. R. Weeks. Bro. Howard Sharkey does 
not intend to return to college and has gone into business. Altiiough 
we shall feel keenly the loss of these brothers, we hope to fill their places 
with sterling men. We have considerable influence with eight or ten 
who expect to enter college this fall and who, if we can get them will 
certainly do honor to our fraternity. This will bring our active list 
up to almost thirty which is a decided step forward for Omega as last 
year our active list numbered but twenty-two. 

Several of the brothers have signified their intention of living at the 
house this year and we are looking forward to the companionship of 
a full house. 

The coming year will see the advent of a new branch of athletics 
at Columbia, namely football. Heretofore we have had class teams 
but no 'Varsity one. Indications point to a first class team. The col- 
lege has secured the services of Sanford, as coach, who formerly played 
on the Yale 'Varsity, and has the reputation of being an excellent man 
for the position. At present the candidates are in the Adirondacks 
practicing, but will probably return next week. A schedule has been 
made out for the team which includes games with most of the larger 
colleges such as Princeton, Harvard, Carlisle, Brown and others 
Bro. Sharkey would undoubtedly make the team if he returned to col- 
lege; he played end on the Yale freshman team before he came to 
Columbia. Several other Fijis have signified their intention of trying 
for the team. 

Extending best wishes to our sister chapters for the coming year, 
I am, Very fraternally, 

Heeibert Godwin. 

Nu Epsilon — New York University. 

Greetings to the Convention of '99, and may it prove as auspicious 
as the last. As the days draw nearer when Nu Epsilon shall once more 
assemble her chosen Greeks for a new year, we look forward to a 
a duplication of our successes of last year. 

From present indications we will have with us, at the opening of 
the college year Bros. W. Boyer, '00, Heath, '00, Adey, '00, Stockell, 
'01, Frankel, '01, J. Boyer, '01, Hobbs, '01, Stengel, '01, Blenderman, 
'01, Walker, '02, and Wilcox, '02. Bro. Smith, '99, graduated last 
June, and much to our deep regret. 

Our present condition is quite prosperous and the outlook for the 
coming year most favorable. We have several good men in view and 
hope In our next letter to be able to introduce them to the fraternity. 



To Bro. FraDkei, N. Y. U. owes the formation and prosperous 
condition of her college orchestra. Bro. Frankel is the leader and % 
competent one as his successes prove. 

During the year just past we have had the pleasure of Bro. ESnglis's 
^ (Alpha Chi), acquaintance as he was on the grounds every day. 

Bro. Stockell is Treasurer of the N. Y. U. student organization 
and assistant Fiji of the '00 football team. 

Bro. W. J. Greanelle, N B '90, was recently elected Sec'y of the 
N. Y. U. Alumni Association, a position which we feel sure will be 
most satisfactorily filled by one who, during the past year, has shown 
by his many acts of kindness and brotherly spirit, his love for his 
chapter and fraternity. 

On the track team which met and defeated Lafayette this spring we 
had four able representatives, Bros. Smith, Heath, Hobbs and Simons 
(Law) who divided 18 points between them. 

As our reprepentative on the board of the '*1901 Annual" we have 
Bro. Stockell, who will take charge of the ''grinds." 

i^ T has erected a chapter house and in this respect has taken the 
initiatory step at N. Y. U. A 4» it is rumored contemplates the erection 
of their house in the near future. 

We were delighted with the fraternity calendars which Bro. Vernon 
so kindly sent us. They proved very useful and attractive and we take 
this opportunity to thank him for his generosity once again. Trusting 
that all sister chapters will enjoy a haypy and prosperous year 
I remain. Yours fraternally, 

S. L. WiLOOX. 

Upsilon — College City of New York. 

It is with great pleasure we report that all the Upsilon brothers 
who will be with us this coming year have returned to the city looking 
strong and well, determined to make this, the last collegiate year of 
the century, a year of growth and progress for the fraternity in 
C. C. N. Y. Last year was indeed a successful one for our Chapter. We 
were fortunate enough to secure a suite of rooms near the college build- 
ing, which made very cosy and attractive quarters. The numerooB 
pictures of fraternity men and buildings adorning the wall, which were 
presented to us by Bro. T. Alfred Vernon, were much appreciated by 
all of us. One of the important events of the year was the initiation of 
James Hampden Dougherty, '71, the well known New York lawyer. A 
large number of Fijis gathered to greet him as brother and great was 
the jollity at that occasion. **K. N. I. £. P. S." our annual feast, 
was attended, as usual, by many loyal Fijis. To the Rex (who was 
Dr. Leigh H. Hunt, '77), were presented all manner of offerings. These, 
in accordance with our ancient customs, were secured in wrappings of 
adamantine strength.. 


To our great regret we must forego, this coining year, the com- 
panionship of Bro. Wm. H. W. Knipe, who, having been graduated 
from our college, will this year begin the study of medicine at Co- 
lumbia University. He will be missed from the college at large, as 
well as from our circle, for it was mainly through his exertions as 
president of the athletic association that the Twenty-fifth Annual 
Spring Games of C. C. N. Y. were the most successful held in many 
years. In this work he was ably seconded by Bro. C. August Hess, 
who was first vice president of the Athletic Association. Bro. Hess 
by the way, was chosen president of his class for two consecutive terms. 

Bro. Jos. F. CoDdon has been very successful as a member of the 
* Varsity baseball team and as treasurer of the baseball association 
in gaining the thanks of all for faithful work done. 

The freshman lacrosse team was in splendid condition last year, 
and we are proud to state that Bro. Chas. £. Herrman was manager 
of it. We expect great things of him this year as a player on the * Var- 
sity team. 

Nor has another side of our college life, the religious side, been 
neglected by our chapter. Bro. J. Albert Bennett has recently been 
elected president of the C. C. N. Y. branch of the Y. M. C. A. 

Such is the record we have to surpass, but with the stimulus of 
two delegates returning brimful of ideas and enthusiasm from a suc- 
cessful convention at Dayton, we think we can do it. At any rate we 
will do our best. We have already made arrangements for initiating 
several men next Friday. 

With earnest hopes that the important questions now before the 
fraternity will be decided by the brothers assembled at Dayton to the 
best interests of ^ F A, we remain. 

Very fraternally yours, 

Warren F. Gookin. 

Chi — Union College. 

Once again it becomes our pleasant duty to greet the fraternity at 
large through the Quarterly. 

Our chapter certainly.has much for which to be thankful. We have 
already, at the beginning of the rushing season initiated four of the 
freshmen class : Bros. Guy B. Griswold, Arthur P. Clark, Louis F. 
Schroeder and Geo. H. Brown, all excellent fellows. We also have 
pledged another freshman whom we hope to make one of our number 
in the near future. Bro. Griswold has already made the 'Varsity foot- 
ball team and Bro. Clark is a very promising candidate. 

During the summer months Bro. W. B. Davis, *99, had the cata- 
logue rebound in purple morocco, making it not only a beautiful, but 
also a very substantial volume. 

Upon their return to college, the boys were delighted to find many 


needed improvementB in the house. A new interior stair-case has been 
built and several of the sleeping rooms were remodeled. 

Last June we initiated Prof. Pepper and Dr. Jones, of the faculty, 
also Dr. Briggs, of Schenectady, and Prof. Miller, of Auburn, alumni 
of the college. The initiation was followed by a reception at the home 
of Mr. Lovejoy, a resident Fiji, and at the conclusion of this delightful 
occasion, the chapter was presented with a beautiful white silk pennant 
and in the center the letters of our motto were attached in royal purple. 

The chapter to-day is as strong, if not stronger than ever before, 
and we are easily keeping pace with the fraternities here. We were glad 
to welcome quite a number of alumni at graduation time. 

With best wishes for all sister chapters I am. 

Yours very fraternally, 

Walter A. Cowell 

Theta Psi — Colgate University. 

Since college opened, September fourteenth, every Fiji in town has 
been active, graduates as well as undergraduates. In consequence we 
have chosen six fine men from the incoming class. They will very 
soon become loyal Fijis and we are sure that every man will be an 
honor to our beloved fraternity. The names of Dimorier, Wood, 
Davis, Edgett, McKelvey and Ohle will be more familiar in future is- 
sues of the Quarterly. 

Besides the new men, Bro. O. M. Ruland is with us after a year's 
absence. We miss four old faces this term, Bros. Weller, Bird and 
Higgins by graduation and Bro. Maurice Williams, who is absent 
merely for the present year. 

Bro. Weller Is now busy with a mercantile business in New York 
City. Bro. Bird is teaching his pet subjects. Mathematics and Ger- 
man, at Herkimer, N. Y., and Bro. Higgins is taking a course in the- 
ology at Ilochester Seminary. 

There are many improvements at Colgate this fall, the principle 
ones being the new track and athletic field which has been in progress 
during the summer, and the remodeling of the college chapel. Both 
have been wants long felt and the University is to be congratulated 
that it has donors so generous. Theta Psi extends a hearty welcome to 
all new men in sister chapters. 

With wishes of prosperity to all, I am. 

Very fraternally, 

Fred Whitfield. 

Beta — University of Penna. 

Once again at the opening of the year. Beta extends her heartiest 
greetings to her sister chapters, hoping each one may have a season of 

unqualified success. 


The entering classes are said to be unusually large in all the de- 
partments, but apart from the men we have pledged we cannot give 
much of an opinion on the fraternity material at present writing. 

With twenty-one men as a nucleus we intend starting in hard work 
immediately, so as to add some men to our chapter. Our house has 
been open through the summer months as several of the brothers have 
been doing special work in the University, and as the latch string was 
out, we were treated to some very pleasant flying visits from brothers 
from other cities. 

Bro. Arnold, one of our graduates, has again been appointed 
Chief Demonstrator in the Physiological Department of the medical 
course. He has been traveling abroad all simmier, engaged in inspect- 
ing foreign laboratories so that the new building contemplated for 
that purpose here may be complete in every detail. 

Bro. Darrrh, who has been engaged in special experiments for the 
last three months, has been appointed Chief Demonstrator of Physiol- 
ogy in the dental department. Bro. Foerster who returned from serv- 
ing ** Uncle Sam," in the spring, has just completed a term on the resi- 
dent staff of the Howard Hospital and will take a special course in the 
University this year Many of our brothers will remember Bro. Hickey , 
who so ably led the banjo club last year. We are pleased to hear 
that he has decided to locate permanently in Philadelphia. Bro. Hoag- 
land, '99, was married shortly after graduation and is traveling in 

Quite a number of Beta's men have decided to begin practice with 
the football team this week, so we hope to be represented as well 
as formerly. 

All the rooms in the house have been engaged for the year and the 
brothers are conmienciug to return. 

Our table will be under way at the end of this month and about the 
same time our ^^old goat" will be brought back from his summer pas- 
ture, recuperated for a hard campaign. Our usual monthly smokers 
will be given this fall, not only as a means of watching new material, 
but also to enable us to draw together **our grads" and all loyal Fijis 
around Philadelphia. Extending an earnest invitation to our brothers 
of other chapters to pay us a visit I am. 

Most fraternally yours, 

Lewis B. Harvey. 

Xi — Gettysburg. 

Xi Chapter sends her most cordial greeting to her sister chapters 
of Phi Gamma Delta. We opened our college year with fourteen men, 
all returning except the three graduates of last year, who have already 
determined upon what occupation or profession they will follow : Bro. 
Albert has entered the Law Department of Columbia, Bro. Smith has 


gone into business with the L. H. Smith Woodenware Co., Pitts- 
burg, Pa. 

Bro. DeYoe is reading law in Patterson, New Jersey. The present 
outlook of the chapter is very good, and although the freshman class 
is less promising than it has been for some time, yet what choice there 
is, is at our demand. So far, only one man has been pledged. 

Bro. Imler, W business manager of the Spectrum^ the college 
annual, has closed the most succesk.ful management of any Spectrum 
yet published. He has also managed the football team so far, and 
arranged a schedule of games which our very creditable showing 
against the Indians promises to bring much honor to the management 

Bro. Rugh, '01, holds his place at quarter, and is constantly the 
object of praise for his excellent head work. 

Xi still holds her own and more; in every phase of college life you 
can find one of Xi boys holding a position of honor in all college af- 
fairs. Bro. Miller, president of Y. M. C. A. ; Bro. Imler, football 
manager ; Bro. Ney, manager of track athletics, captain of relay 
team, and on the board of athletic directors ; Bro. Bugh, manager 
of dramatic club, assistant manager of baseball, and on the man- 
agement of the college Weekly, In addition to these we have three men 
on the musical club, and a number holding offices in literary so- 
cieties and classes. 

Socially, Xi is strictly in existence, and our reception and teas 
are coubidered a decided social success. 

Bro. Joan Fair, of Altoona, Pa., has been made captain of the 
46th llcgiment of U. S. V. The chapter feels and recognizes what the 
new governaiOQt is doing for the fraternity, and have made and will 
make every possible effort to endorse an administration that makes us 
more of a unity as a fraternity, and gives us so much more confidence 
in ourselves. Yours fraternally, 

Herbert H. Hartbian. 

Rho Chi — Richmond College. 

Rho Chi has lost many shining lights which will hereafter shed 
their lustre in other fields. Our loss is a great one but it redounds to 
the gain of others. 

Bro. Jesse Read Taylor, of Alabama, the ^'social lion" of Rich- 
mond College, will teach during the coming session at one of the lead- 
ing colleges in Missouri. He was one of the most popular men at col- 
lege and will be sadly missed by his brothers and his friends alike. 

Bro. Henly Mitchell Fugate will enter the Southern Theological 
Seminary in October to pursue his studies. He was one of the most 
highly honored and respected s|tudents at our old alma mater and we 
predict for him a bright future. 

Bros. Dudley CYiiple'j «tii^l-ftotL'^\\Vv[i^>ciarai^ tvo ot our youngest 


brothers, will attend college in the far South this coming session. 
They are both men of great promise and we expect to hear well of them 
in the coming years. 

Bro. Eugene Carroll, who has been one of our right hand men for 
several sessions, has entered business at Biltmore, North Carolina, 
and a great future awaits him. 

There is a bright light, however, behind every cloud. We expect 
to return at least six men — which is four more than any other chapter 
here will bring back. They are Bros. Freeman, McConnell, Fox, Boyd, 
Bro add us and Talley. 

No doubt the old goat will be disturbed more than once during the 
coming session as we hear that splendid fraternity material will adorn 
our campus this fall. 

Fraternally and sincerely, 

ROBT. H. Talley. 

Alpha — Washington and Jefferson. 

Old Alpha is just entering upon what promises to be a most de- 
lightful and succesful year. Our membership now numbers fourteen 
men, having initiated three so far this term, and on the lookout for 
others. All of our last year men returned to college except one senior 
and one freshman. We have partly refurnished our chapter house 
and now have the nicest fraternity house at Washington and Jefferson. 
Our location is vastly preferable to any other and our furnishings are 
equal to the best. At present we have nine men rooming in the house. 
We have study hours and as a rule they are maintained by the boys, 
and* when the hour for recreation comes we enjoy ourselves as only 
Fijis can. We are all glad to have with us this year Bro. Tucker, of 
Lambda Deuteron, who has entered college. Last week we initiated 
into the mysteries of our order three worthy barbarians, and from their 
bravery displayed we judge them to have the i^equisite amount of Greek 
blood. They are J. Harold Thompson, of Uniontown, Pa., O. P. 
Brown, of New Castle, Pa., and F. B. Calvin, of Allegheny, Pa. All 
good men and true. **Tommy*' is our reliable tackle on the 'Varsity, 
one of the best in the state, while Brown and Calvin are diligent and 
industrious fresnmen. We have many and varied experiences in 
rushing men, but always aim to be careful in our decisions and secure 
the very best men. We are not hasty, and usually land our man over 
our rivals, when once we decide upon him. Our fraternity house is at- 
tractive and effective in helping the wavering to decide rightly. We 
expect to be represented in all departments of college work this year 
and maintain our high standard of former years. 

W. R. Craig. 


Rho Deuteron — Wooster. 

With the outlook bright for another prosperous year, Rho Deu- 
teron sends greetings to all her sister chapters. She has every cause 
for hope, for in the first place the college is m better condition now 
than for many years past. The presidency which was made yacant 
some time ago by the resignation of Dr. Scovel has at last been filled. 
Rev. Louis E. Holden, a professor in Beloit College, Wisconsin, was 
elected during the summer and took control of affairs at the opening 
of school. His chief quality is great executive and business ability. 
He has already brought about several improvements and has inaugu- 
rated a firm but liberal policy which has won the respect and good will 
of all the students. Ex-president Scovel remains with the University, 
still giving it the benefit of his broad scholarship and deep thought in 
his former chair of Morals and Sociology. Three other professors 
have this year been added to the force of instructors. They, as well as 
the president, are all young men and they have inspired new life into 
the whole institution. 

The enrollment of new students has been exceptionally large. The 
city High School, which usually furnishes a large quota to the fresh- 
man class, was this year unable to do so because the course has re- 
cently been extended from three to four years. However the freshman 
class is nearly up to the average numerically, while in quality is un- 
usually fine. 

The athletic spirit which has been rather dormant for the past few 
years, has under the new administration been enthusiastically revived 
and there is the promise of good inter-class games at least. 

Our chapter begins the year with thirteen men. Bro. Atkinson, 
after a year spent in the army, returns to the senior class. Bro. 
Warren, who has been out of school for some time, has also returned 
and takes up work with the juniors. We recently initiated one of our 
pledged men, Bro. Craig, who is now proudly wearing the diamond 
pin. We have already had two stag parties at which we have had ser* 
eral alumni and new men. The size of our chapter enables us to be 
conservative about taking in new men, yet we hope by our next letter 
to be able to report some new additions. 

One more fraternity is now represented here. The Beta chapter of 
Sigma Chi which became extinct here in 1892 has been revived and 
starts in with the best wishes of Wooster*s fraternity world. 

There is every indication that Woosterwill soon take a much high- 
er place among the colleges of the land than she now holds. Conse- 
quently Rho Deuteron looks forward to a bright future and confidently 
hopes to uphold the high standard she has always maintained. 


Charles H. Corbett. 


Omicron Deuteron — Ohio State University. 

The auspicious opening of the Ohio State University under our 
new president, Dr. Thompson, gives promise of the brightest and most 
prosx)erous year of the University. 

The new classes contain much new material which has caused the 
fraternity spirit and enthusiasm to to be very high, but the brothers of 
Omicron Deuteron have been ready for the fray and ' 'rushed" on to 
victory, capturing much of the desirable material of the barbarian 
hosts before our rivals knew an attack had been made. We have 
pledged three men and will have several more before the next issue of 
the Quarterly. 

At the first roll-call but eight of the brothers were present. 
The absent ones are as follows : Bro. Pease has entered the law office 
with Salter & Salter, and is practicing in this city. Bro. Lallance 
has charge of a drug store in Wheeling. Bro. Webster is finishing 
his course in medicine at the Hanneman Medical College, Philadelphia. 
Bro. Ittner is in partnership with his father in the manufacture of 
brick. Bro. Kingsbury has an important position with the Jeffrey 
Manufacturing Co., also its attorney. Bro. Boggardus is superin- 
tendent of the Citizens' Telegraph Co. at Mt. Vernon. Bro. Kline will 
take the bar examination next month, after which he will open a law 
office in Dayton. Bro. Brumbaugh is a practicing attorney in Dayton. 
Bros. Clarence and Harold McLaughlin are in the lumber business 
with their father. Bro. Stark is superintendent of a brick manufactur- 
ing establishment and Bro. Poorman will spend the year traveling in 
the northwest for his health. 

Bro. Baker, of Sigma at Wittenburg, is here taking an engineer- 
ing course, and has affiliated with us. 

Death entered our ranks this summer and broke a link from our 
chain in the person of Fred Meyers, ex-*99. His demise was sad and 
quite shocking to the brothers, he being one of the most popular 
among us. 

Every member of Omicron Deuteron expects te attend the national 
convention this year and we hope it will be the most successful in the 
history of the fraternity. 

Hoping that all chapters vdll have a most prosperous year I am. 

Yours in ♦ r A, 

Frank C. Amos. 

Sigma — Wittenberg. 

After a silence of several months, Sigma sends g^reetings to her 
sister chapters. 

At the beginning of the new college year, Sigma finds only four, 
out of the ten of last year, returned to college, but notwithstanding 
that, with four men contending against three fraternities, we have pledged 



four of the best men in school and by October expect to go to Dayton, 
ten strong, to attend the 5l8t Ekklesia. 

We have given up our old quarters in the Buckingham Buildlnir 
and have a suite of newly furnished rooms in the new Savings Bank 
Building, which are undoubtedly the finest of any of the rooms of the 
Wittenberg fraternities. 

Being only twenty-five miles distant from Dayton, we wish to ex- 
tend to all the brothers who may attend the general convention a cor- 
dial invitation to visit us. 

Bro. Rose, '91, has been promoted to division superintendent of 
the Cincinnati and Sandusky divisions of the Big Four Railroad. 

Bro. Gardner, '99, of Helmer, Ind., who has been visiting us for 
the past few days, will leave soon for Chicago, where he will attend the 
Rush Medical School. 

Bros. Bobbins, '00, has accepted a position on the Daily Press,ojie 
of the leading morning papers of Springfield, Ohio. 

Bro. Connable, who left us last winter, is now superintendent of 
the Rubber Tire Wheel Co., of Washington, D. C. 

Bro. Remsberg, one of the most loyal alumni, expects to leave 
Springfield this fall and go to California, where he will go into busi- 

Bro. Cartmell, '01, has accepted a position in the electrical depart- 
ment of the Bobbins & Myers Co. 

Very fraternally yours, 

Arthur J. Todd. 

Lambda Deuteron — Denison University. 

School opened at Denison, on Thursday, Sept. 14. The attend- 
ance at college is somewhat larger than heretofore, but the amount of 
fraternity material has not increased proportionately. Nevertheless 
Lambda Deuteron is in splendid shape. During the sunmiier months 
we made a great effort to obtain a chapter house. The number of de- 
sirable houses in so small a village is very limited and we soon foimd 
that such a house could not be had at any price. However, we partly 
refurnished our hall and went into the fall rush in a spirit of confidence. 
Of our active membership but three men Bros. Hatch, Jones and Dewey 
returned at the opening. Bro. Stovall will be in as soon as his 
health permits. However, we had a strong pledged list to draw from 
and we now present to the fraternity as full-fledged Phi Gams, Bros. 
Clarence McEddy, of Elmwood City, Pa., J. Ernest Carh art, of Roscoe, 
and Horace W. Smith, H. St. Clair Woodbridge, Robins Hunter and 
Harry Baker, of Newark. All these of the class of 1903. In addition 
to these, having pledged and initiated, we now introduce to the frater- 
nity Bros. George T. Street, of Oberlin, of '00, Rufus G. Jones, Gran- 
ville, '02, and S. Guy Jones, Union Stanton, '03. Bro. Guy Jones is 
an excellent lootbaU placer ^xid \)W\ "^xoV^^A^Vj be one of the ends on 


le 'Varsity team. In the initiation of these men we were assisted by 
ro. J. H. Jones, G. B. Jones and Fred Moore, of Lambda Deuteron 
ad Bro. Farquar, of Eta. In addition to those initiated we have 
ledged C. M. Larrison, of Toledo, a member of the senior class in the 
.cademy. Were it not for the request for an early letter. Lambda 
•euteron would x)erhaps have still more brothers to introduce to the 
*aternity as we still have some good men in sight. As it is, we have 
ow pledged more new men than either of the other fraternities and 
leir quality more than equals their quantity. 

Our brothers whom we lost last year are employed as follows : 
Iro. Tucker enters Washington and Jefferson ; Bro. McBride enters 
»aw School of University of Cincinnati ; Bro. Chamberlain is studying 
%w in Cleveland : Bro. Lichlider enters Rochester Theological Semi- 
ary. Of Bro. Yerkes we hear nothing. 

Hoping to hear good from all Phi Gams, I am, 

Yours in ^ r A, 

RoDERic Jones. 


Old Wabash has started out prosperously on her sixty -eighth year 
nd old Psi too has good prospects for the year 1900 . We begin the 
ear with an even half dozen earnest and loyal workers who have re- 
amed determined to make this one of the banner years of the Psi 
Chapter. Bro. Buchanan, who will vdeld the gavel in the fraternity 
leetings during the year, has not returned to college as yet, being 
etained at his home with typhoid fever. He is convalescing now, how- 
ver, and we sincerely hope that he will soon be able to be with us 

From the new students who have matriculated we have chosen 
Samuel J. Record, of Crawfordsville, Ind., and Arthur Hallock Brown, 
»f Monticello, Ind., as men worthy to wear the purple. We hope that 
>Y the time this number of the Quarterly has appeared each of 
hem will have experienced the pleasure of a goating. 

We are pleased to have with us this year Bro. James R. Frazer, 
if Warsaw, Ind., who attended Wabash four years ago. He expects 
o graduate with the class of 1901. 

Bro. Slaughter will not return to college this year, having ac 
iopted a position at his home in his father's office. 

Bro. Saltzgaber, of Indianapolis, and Bro. Trout, of Chicago, 
lave paid us appreciated visits during the last few days. 

We wish to acknowledge an invitation to the marriage of Bro 
Fohn A. McKee, '94, to Miss Clarissa Safford Booth, of Alma, Mich., 
vhich occurred on the 29th of August. After November Ist they will 
ye at home in Bangkok, Siam, where Bro. McKee is stationed as a 


The brothers gt^Ye the initiatory social function of the year on the 
evening of the 22d, the occasion being a most enjoyable dance. 

Football, which has been a '*dead one*' at Wabash for tbe last 
two or three years, has claimed the attention and enthusiasm of the 
students once more, and it is very probable that we will see a revival 
of the sport here this fall. There is some good material in college and 
several of the old football men are back ; hence a fair team is in 
embryo. Bro. Wright will probably represent us on the team. 

We hope to see a large number of Fijis at the Ekklesia in Dayton 
and trust that the greatest success will attend all our efforts there and 

With greetings to the Quabterly and to all sister chapters, I 
remain, Yours in ^ r A, 

Clifford V. Petebson. 

Tau — Hanover. 

Tau Chapter sends greetings to the 5lst Ekklesia, which she looks 
forward to as one of great importance in the life of our fraternity, for 
before it will come many problems upon the solution of which much 
depends the success of the new regime. Bro. J. H. Adams, '00, will be 
our delegate. 

Last year we lost by graduation three of our best men, Bros. 
Frank Adams, Scott and Stimson. Bro. Adams is teaching in Kings- 
town, Ind., and Bro. Scott in southern Kentucky. Bro. Stimson is in 
Colorado for his health. Bro. Hunter, '00, and Bro. Fornaugh, '02, 
did not return this fall. The first brother is teaching and the latter is 
attending the law school at Bloomington, 111. 

Od last commencement our goat did some excellent work in initiat- 
ing Bro. L. A. Handley, *02, whom we take pleasure in presenting to 
to the fraternity at large. We have pledged so far this year Mr. 
Vorhies, '01, and Mr. Nicoli, men whom we believe to be of exceptional 

Tau has taken her share of college honors during the past year. 
Bro. J. H. Adams and Bro. Hemiuger were on the junior ex. Bros. 
Heminger, Scott and Stimson represented the Philal Literary Society in 
the annual contest with the Union Literary, winning the contest for the 
Philals. This makes four out of six contests won by this society. Phi 
G amma Delta has always been a strong factor in its success. 

In athletics the Fijis stand high. Bros. Burger and J. EL Adams 
won the inter-frat^rnity tennis tournament and for the third time the 
cup is in Fiji hands. It has previously been held three years by 
^ B 8 n and one year by 4> A 6. Bros. Heminger, Handley and Gib- 
Boney will probably be on the football team this fall, 
y It may be of interest to some Fijis to know that Bro. H. H. 
/ Bvilain, '98, is taking a post graduate course at Yale. 
/ Fraternally yours, 


Zeta — Indiana University. 

Zeta heartily greets her sister chapters. The college year of 1899- 
1900, which was opened at iDdiana University on September 25, 
promises to be a most successful one, as the enrollment already ex- 
ceeds expectations. The freshman class is a large one and contains 
an abundance of fraternity material. 

To begin with, Zeta takes pleasure in preeenting Bro. David £. 
Fox, '02, of Vincennes, Ind. , who was initiated last June, just previous 
to the close of the University. Our goat, who spent his three months' 
vacation in sharpening up his horns, has been turned loose to forage 
the streets, alleys and by-ways. Zeta chapter is eternally indebted to 
him for three finds in the persons of James Garfield Orr, William 
Thomas Haymond and John Foster McMillan, all of them from Muncie, 
Ind. They have been pledged and are to be initiated shortly. The 
spiking season this year, though young, is well under way and all 
desirable men are being contested. Our prospects for more men are 
very good and we are pulling several strings, which are certain to 
land more desirable men. Zeta chapter is stronger this year than 
she has ever been heretofore, and she is prepared to continue in her 
first pl&ce among the college organizations at Indiana University. 
Thirteen brothers were present at the opening this year, among whom 
are two who have re-entered after a year's absence — Bro. C. H. Denny, 
'02, Salem, Ind., and Bro. Ham O. Stechhan, '01, Indianapolis, Ind. 
Two more of our brothers have been added to the faculty—Bro. T. S. 
Boisen and Bro. U. H. Smith, making a total of seven. 

Zeta Chapter will be duly represented on the football team and 
glee club this year. The social season in college circles will be 
opened frith a dance at Hunter Hall on the evening of Sept. 28, at 
which time Zeta will make her new brothers known. 

We deeply regret that Bro. W. C. Sparks, '00, who was the star 
guard on the '98 All-Indiana football team, will not be in this term to 
assist OUT eleven in winning their victories. Bro. G. B. Moss, Law 
'98, is to be congratulated on having turned Benedict during the past 
summer. He is practicing law at Franklin, Ind. Bro. J. C. Breedlore, 
'98, Zionsville, Ind., intends entering the Massachusetts Tech. this fall. 

Trusting that all our chapters may enjoy as prosperous a year as 
Zeta is promised, and extending congratulations to them in anticipa- 
tion of the victories which they so well merit, I remain. 

Most fraternally yours, 

Fredric W. Stevens. 

Nu — Bethel. 

The Quarterly has called upon us to write a letter for the forth- 
coming issue of our magazine. We are unaware whether it has as 
hard a time getting letters from other chapters as it does from us or 


not. We hope not. The magazine is our only means of communicat- 
ing with each other, and we should always be glad to let our brothers 
know what we are doing in the world. We suppose, however, that 
most of you are like ourselves about this, anxious to hear that your 
brothers are doing well, but do not lay so much importance on letting 
them know what you are doing. We always enjoy the correspondent 
department of oiir publication and hope to hear good things from all 
in this issue. 

Bethel ox)ened well this year and everything has been in the stir of 
organization since the first day. It is to be supposed that things will 
run much smoother here this year than ever before. The progressive 
members of the Board of Trustees, for the first time in years, have a 
majority in that body, and are running the institution on a much bet- 
ter plan this year. Appropriations are being made for all kinds of 
improvements ; funds have been set aside for athletics and our coU^fe 
paper, all of which has been coming from the boys' pockets before this. 
Also negotiations are being made to construct another building. Our 
success in football last year gave us an athletic reputation through the 
whole South, and we are receiving challenges every day to defend that 
reputation. We have twice as many engagements now as we played 
games last year, and these are with the best teams of the South. We are 
very busy now with training, and consider our prospects very bright. 

Our chapter does not take a very prominent stand in football. 
Our men are all too light. We take the head in the baseball season. 
One of our men, however, is playing quarter-back on the football team 
this year. Six of our men returned this year, and this nxunber gives 
the lead of any fraternity in school. We have not taken in any new 
men so far. Our policy has always been to know the man well and to 
let him know us well before we invite him. And fortunately when we 
have done this we never have any trouble getting them. We consider 
this the safest plan for a fraternity of our standing to follow. At our 
last meeting we invited two men and nominated another. These are 
the best of the new students and we feel no anxiety about losing them. 
We hope to introduce them to you in the next Quarterly. We have 
two men on the editorial staff of our college paper, one of whom is 
editor-in-chief. As other institutions are reorganized we hope to take 
as prominent positions. Hoping to hear that all of you are prosper* 
Ing, we remain, Yours in ♦ r A, 

Nu Chapter. 


Chi Iota — University of Illinois. 

The University opened on September 18th, and with it began the 
ve rushing of the year. A freshman class of nearly five hundred 
y differs plenty of desirable men and we hope, in our next letter, to intro- 
^ duije eight or ten pledged YV\\ft \.o >ii"ft tx^x^tu^Vj* ^i«s^^^ ^1 ks^t 


ben have brought back brothers with them ; many of our alumni have 
sent men to us ; and we ourselves have found many more. 

We were afforded much pleasure recently by a visit from Bro. 
B^illenweider, one of the old ''grads.'* Bro. Fullen welder will be in 
Chicago this year. All of our older members are rejoicing in the fact 
ihat Bro. Stuart Forbes, who has been seeldng a fortune in Alaska, is 
to be back this fall. 

Of those who graduated last June, Bro. Coffeen is taking post- 
grr&duate work in the University of Pennsylvania ; Bro. Seeley is 
working for the Sante Fe railroad ; Bro. Douglass is studying law in 
Tennessee and Bro. Railsback is in business with his father in Hope- 
dale, 111. Bro. Lindley, one of our juniors, has not returnred to school 
this fall but we expect to see him after Christmas. 

From an athletic standpoint the school year has opened very aus- 
piciously. We have games scheduled with Illinois, Knox, Indiana 
State University, Purdue, Michigan, the Alumni, Wisconsin, Wash- 
ington, and the University of Iowa. Fiveof these games will be played 
here on Illinois Field. Michigan is considered our strongest rival 
but many of those competent to judge, are of the opinion that we will 
win our game with that institution. 

After a year of inactivity the military department is again in op- 
eration. Of the five captains in the battalion three — Bros. Kratz, Pal- 
mer and Eddy — are Fijis. 

The lUini^ our University paper, has just entered upon a new ca- 
reer. It has changed from a weekly to a tri-weekly and is now pub- 
lished in regular newspaper form. This is a very advantageous change 
and is appreciated by all the subscribers. 

All of our members were pleased to receive Bro. Vernon's pamphlet 
on the approaching annual Ekklesia of the fraternity. 

We are all anxious to do what we can to further the success of the 
approaching convention, for then it is that we realize our strength and 
the fraternal feelings which bind us together. 

Chi Iota extends cordial greetings to her sister chapters. 

Yours in * r A, 

Clarence W. Hughes. 

Alpha Deuteron — Illinois Wcslcyan University. 

Prospects never were brighter for Alpha Deuteron nor for Illinois 
Wesley an than at present, and in the happiest vein we greet all our 
brothers. Nine strong, the chapter is ready to make an active campaign 
among the freshmen and other new students ( in whose numbers there is 
a marked increase) and hopes to at least double its roll before the 
olose of the year. 

Our rooms have been refitted throughout this fall and- now present 
an attractive and tasty appearance. On the evening of the 20th we 


threw them open for the inspection of our friends, with a reception, and 
the compliments were so numerous that the chapter is nearly broke. 

The only regret that mars our pleasure is the fact that Bayard L 
Catron, Ralph D. Fox, and E. Roy Haynes will not be with us this 
year to enjoy the prosperity which they have striven so hard to 
bring to the chapter. We miss them exceedingly and wish them all 
success in the work which they have undertaken. Bro. Catron is in a 
law office at Havana, 111; Bro. Fox is attending Medical school at 
University of Michigan ; and Bro. Haynes will attend Chicago Uni- 

Bro. Charles F. Agle has been elected presiding officer to fill the 
vacancy caused by Bro. Catron's failure to return. 

Illinois Wesley an will have a strong football team this year. Bro. 
Clinton, Chi Iota '99, half back on last year*s Leland Stanford Uni- 
versity team, and one of the speediest backs in the country, is coach- 
ing the team and we have great confidence in his ability to turn out a 
winner. The team has not been selected nor has Alpha Deuteron made 
its choice of initiates, so our men on the team are an unknown quantity. 
We like to be slow but sure and never loose out on that policy. 

Bro. Hartzell, Bishop Hartzell's son, is now with us as Professor 
of Biology and it is with great pleasure that we welcome him. 

Bro. Harvey B. DeMotte, an alumnus of Alpha Deuteron, has ac- 
cepted the position of principal of the Preparatory and it is taking a 
great boom under his efficient management. Phi Gamma Delta now 
has three representatives on the faculty of Illinois Wesley an. 

Alpha Deuteron will send a full delegation to the Dayton Conven* 
tion and hopes to see all the other chapters well represented. 

Trusting that all our sister chapters will have a prosperous year 
[ am. Yours in the bond, 

Fbjsdebio H. Benoel. 

Lambda Nu — University of Nebraska. 

We begin the new year under very favorable circumstances. All 
of the old men are back with the exception of Bros. Van Valin and 
Rockafellow. Every one was here the first day of registration on the 
outlook for new material. As a result we have pledged Mann, of 
South Omaha, Neb., Cunningham, of Oklahoma, Adams, of Tekamah, 
Neb., and Suttor, of Lincoln, Neb. We consider ourselves very fortu- 
nate in securing these men, and feel sure that they will be a credit not 
only to ourselves but to the fraternity at large. We keep the house 
we had last year, and with a few changes now being made will have 
one of the best furnished and most comfortable chapter houses in the 
city. Lambda Nu is now regarded a strong rival by the oldest estab- 
lished fraternities in school, and we hope by the end of the present 
year to be in the lead. We feel proud of this for we have met with 


stronfi^ opposition. We are planning to have three men at the conven- 
tion in October. The new men coming in this year were as a whole 
exceptionally good, but there were so few of them that it has been a 
a fight. We purchased a piano the first week of school, as we figure 
it cheaper to buy than to rent. The football season opens Saturday 
¥rith a practice game with the high school team. The team is working 
in good shape, and everyone feels sure they will play a winning game. 

Fraternally yours, 
*T A House. Fred M. Sanders. 

Delta Xi — University of California. 

Delta Xi sends greetings to the fraternity and hopes to be repre- 
sented at the convention in October. Our prospects this year are very 
bright, although we lost six men last term, all of whom, however, grad- 
uated. The rushing season has hardly commenced but we take great 
pleasure in introducing to the fraternity the four strongest men in the 
freshman class. Brothers Edward Burnham Robinson, Charles Gil- 
man Norris, Joseph Paulding Edwards, and Arthur Francis Kales. Bro. 
Robinson will certainly play half-back on the freshman football team 
and will probably captain it. He will also make catcher on the 
'Varsity baseball team. Bros. Edwards and Kales are both pretty 
sure of line positions on the freshman team. Bro. Norris is a brother 
of our brother, Frank Norris, and already gives promise to eclipse 
his brother in the world of literature. At present he is on the staff of the 
California^ the college daily. 

At present Delta Xi numbers twelve men, but we expect to be able 
to introduce two or three more men to the fraternity in a few weeks. 

We hope soon to own a house of our own, as most of the fraterni- 
ties do in the University of California, but notwithstanding that ob- 
stacle we are able to take nearly any man we want from our rivals. 
There are thirteen fraternities at California, so the competition is very 
spirited. Fraternally yours, 

P. F. Clay. 


4 B K has been chartered at Wabash. 

Southern K A held its annual convention July 3-5, at Liv- 
ingston, Ky. 

Northern K A has placed a chapter at McGill University. 
At present the membership is only six. 

B O n held her sixtieth annual convention at Niagara Falls, 
N. Y., July 28- August i, 1899. 

5 X is reported as endeavoring to enter the University of 
Iowa, while K S is aspiring towards Stanford University. 

K 2 has revived her defunct chapter at the University of 
Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Ala., with six charter members. 

At Lafayette college the fraternity memberships are : A K E^ 
19; Z*, II ; OAX 13; ^K'i', 22 ; X*, 19; OTA, 24; ♦AO, 16. 

4 A O and K 2 are the only fraternities without houses at 
Washington and Jefferson College, though both have large 

Brig. Gen. Furs tan, who has performed so many heroic 
deeds in the Philippines, is a member of the Kansas chapter of 

4 A O, class '92. 

Hon. E. H. Conger, U. S. minister to China, recently ex- 
clusively noticed in the illustrated press, is a member of ^ A 6, 
Lombard chapter, 1868. 

2 X in the May issue of her magazine gives a very complete 
roster of her men who were engaged in the late war, and ac- 
counts for 132 members. 

The following are the fraternities represented at Getrysburg 
with their respective memberships : ♦ K ♦, 9 ; ♦ r A, 16 ; 

5 X, II ; * A 0, 9 ; A T O, 8 ; S A E, 13. 


The latest graduate Association of A Y's is one established 
at Auburn, Me. It is called 'The Maine Delta Upsilon Club.*' 
The president of the new organization is Gov. Llewellyn Pow- 

A T O has withdrawn from Marietta, where, according to 
the PaltHj there are sixty male students. 4 F A withdrew two 
years ago. A Y and two locals are all that remain. 

A e Scroll. 

The University of Mississippi will open its new medical de- 
partment at Vicksburg in the fall. The University at Virginia 
has decided to build a hospital, which the medical department 
has long needed. 

T B n, the honorary scientific society, has chartered a branch 
at the University of Wisconsin and A A 4 is said to charter 
shortly the local that was organized there some months ago 
with Alpha Delt intentions. 


Prof. Howard Ayers, the newly ele(?ted president of Uni- 
versity of Cincinnati, comes from the faculty of the University 
of Missouri. He joined A Y at University of Michigan, and af- 
terwards attended Howard. 

Phi Delta Theta at its last convention formally adopted 
Mary French Field as a daughter of the fraternity, thereby 
showing a unique tribute to the memory of her 'father, Eugene 
Field, who was a loyal Phi Delt. 

A number of men elected to the senior societies at Yale 
this commencement declined the honor. The standard of mem- 
bership of recent years has become very much changed, a man's 
ability counting less in his selection for membership. 

*' Delta Upsilonhas built a house at the University of Min- 
nesota, and it is acknowledged to be "the 'only* fraternity 
house around the campus. " Many of the chapters occupy flats, 
this arrangement being more satisfactory because of the large 
percentage of local members. * ' 

Many of the fraternity magazines are being misled by a 
Quarterly editotial intended to concern the Mass. Institute of 
Technology, into believing we are soon to enter Harvard Uni- 
versity. The fraternity several years ago failed to accept a de- 
sirable lot of men from that University. 


The 2 O chapter at Union was left a legacy some years 
since by one of her members living in Minneapolis. This fund 
has been gradually increasing and it is said the chapter will now 
build. For a number of years they have owned a small build- 
ing, hexagonal in design which they have used as a lodge. 

The numerical representation of the alumni of the various 
fraternities in St Lake City is as follows : O A O, 8 ; A Y, 7 ; 
Ben, 5;*rA,5;*K*, 5;2X,4;*Y, 4;A X,3;KA 
(southern), 2; 4A4>, 2; X4, 2; AK£,2; KA (northern), i ; 
X^, i; A«, i; Z^i; AAO, i; 2N, i; ATA, i; ATO,i. 

4 A has built a lodge at Gettysburg and thereby placed 
herself on abetter basis tocope with the other fraternities there 
that have been housed for some time. The photos of the build- 
ing shows it to be a very^pretty.structute of its kind. A T O and 
2 A E (lately revived for the third time) are the only fraterni- 
ties without lodges. 

An attempt was recently made to institute a chapter OTA, 
and a number of prominent and desirable students were on the 
proposed chapter roll, but so far as the writer is aware the plan 
has been abandoned or indefinitely postponed, at least so far as 
connection with the above-named Fraternity is concerned. — 
Brown Correspondent K 2 Cadeucus. 

We feel obliged to refer again to that hackneyed subject, 
subscriptions. Less than 200 subscribers from our 6,000 
alumni is our condition — 2 A E Record While it is a poor med- 
icine for the editor, it makes us happy to find some one else 
worse off than we are. Misery loves company, and we condole 
with our suffering co-worker. — A X Shield. 

$ K ^ has withdrawn from Columbian University. It is 
believed that the size and indifference of the college department 
of this institution actuated such legislation. B n and O A 6 
have both within the past year refused applications for charters 
from these. The fraternities that do exist successfully draw 
men nearly altogether from the professional schools. 

^ A is expecting to build a house at Washington Univer- 
sity, St. Louis, Mo. Her only rival there is S A E« though 
Southern K A seem to be ambitious to locate in this growing insti- 
tution. Recently $100,000 was donated for a civil engineering 
and architectural building, $150,000 toward the endowment of a 
school of engineering and architecture, and $100,000 for a new 


It is a noticeable fact that those fraternities at Vanderbilt 
University who have of late years been working in the profess- 
ional departments have had their numbers seriously depleted, 
even to the danger point. Other causes may have contributed 
to this state of affairs, but we believe it resulted primarily from 
paying too much attention to the professional schools to the 
neglect of the college proper. 

President William T. Wilson, of Washington and Lee Uni- 
versity, was chosen by the regents of the Smithsonian Insti- 
tute to represent them at the celebration of the centennial of 
the Royal Society of Great Britain. He is now in London for 
this purpose. It is an interesting fact that the Ameriran insti- 
tution was founded by an Englishman and that the English so- 
ciety was founded by Count Rumford, an American. 

The members of ♦ F A and A Y generously opened their 
houses to shelter the chapter's rescued effects. A number of 
other fraternities rendered the kindest of services in helping to 
save the furniture, in offering hospitality, and in lending aid in 
every way. Much appreciated messages of sympathy were re- 
ceived from Province President W. O. Morgan, from California 
Beta and from many other friends. — Cal. letter in Scroll^ * A 

4 r is a new local law fraternity at Washington and Lee. 
The ribbon society * A' is about dead, but there has been a re- 
vival of an old society rejoicing in the title of PAOMLARYE. 
The last three letters of the name may shed some light on the 
organization. On the ribbon worn by its members a simple 'S' 
appears. A ribbon society has appeared at Randolph- Macon. — 
ScrolU * A 0. 

^ B K at Yale will hereafter elect all men who have made 
a grade of 3.30 (in a scale of 5) in the work of the freshman 
and sophomore years, and in addition a number from among 
the first fifty in the class sufficient to bring the membership up to 
thirty. All making 3. 30 in the work of the last two years ofthe 
course will also be elected. The resident graduate members 
of the chapter oppose strongly the clause in italics and ask that 
the method of electing members on the basis of scholarship 
alone be continued. — Scroll^ * A 0. 

Under Dr. C. W. Dabney's administration for the past ten 
years the University of Tennessee, at Knoxville, has been stead- 
ily built up, so that now it takes rank with the foremost of 
Southern State universities, and received the gold medal for the 
best exhibits at both the Atlanta and Tennessee expositions. 


The large sum received from the government from the land scrip 
fund, and the interest on State bonds, comprising an income of 
nearly $100,000 a year, are used largely for scientific purposes, 
and in these branches especial progress has been made. Last 
year there were about 275 students in attendance. President 
Dabney is a member of 4 F A from the Hampden-Sidney chap- 
ter. — K. A. JourtiaL 

The fraternity world at the University of Arkansas has been 
shaken up recently by a petition to the State legislature asking 
the abolishment and prohibition of fraternities there. The 
junketing committee sent regularly by the legislature to inquire 
into the condition and needs of the University, was assigned 
the special duty of investigating the fraternity question. The 
report of this committee was to the effect that "Besides the five 
fraternities in the University of an aggregate membership of 75 
men, there was a counter organization comprising between 80 
and 100 students formed to oppose the fraternities ; and that a 
generous rivalry exists between these factions, but no such con- 
dition as is not within control of the faculty and board of trus- 
tees. '* — Western Collegian. 

The Fraternity journals of to-day are unanimous in insist- 
ing on attractive Chapter letters as necessary features and in 
giving prominence to news of Alumni. Such publications as 
Phi Delta Gamma Quarterly, The Shield of Phi Kappa Psiy 
and The Scroll of Phi Delta Theta have accomplished wonders 
in this line, adding to their worth by timely illustrated articles 
on the several Colleges where they have chapters. The Beta 
Theta Pi is another success in this regard. We wish we had 
space to commend others, but must close with a word of praise 
for the careful work shown by our sister editors, who are furn- 
ishing their readers very newsy and tasty publications. We 
sometimes are prone to believe that they do too much heavy 
thinking and moralizing, but this feeling is offset by the occa- 
sional glimpses we obtain into the wonderful working of a wo- 
man 's mind. — A. Y. Quarterly, 

The Bi-Annual Convention of Delta Tau Delta was held at 
the Hotel Victoria, Chicago, August 23, 24, 25, 1899. It was 
the most largely attended Convention in the history of the Fra- 
ternity. All but two of the chapters were represented. It is 
said that no effort whatever was made to change the legislation 
of two years ago by which members of Delta Tau Delta were 
forbidden to join Theta Nu Epsilon. Certain constitutional 
changes were proposed, information concerning which will be 
given out later if the changes are finally made. The banquet 


was the most elaborate yet held, special attention having been 
given to the list of toasts. Among the speakers were Congress- 
men Hopkins, Mann and Gardner. The officers elected were 
as follows : President, Edwin H. Hughes, Ohio Wesleyan ; 
Secretary, Henry T. Bruck, Stevens ; Treasurer, Alven E. Derr, 
Williams ; Ritualist, Frederick C. Hodgdon, Tufts ; Editor of 
the Rainbawt Frank F. Rogers, Stanford. 

^^The Shield oi Theta Delta Chi has passed into new, but 
competent control. The issue marked for March is a good 
number. The report of the former Editor of The Shield^ Mr. 
Clay W. Holmes, shows that he lost over 1 1500, borne by him- 
self, in editing his fraternity's journal. This is a pathetic item, 
— "an honor to him and a reproach to the fraternity. *' 

Editor Huff cut pays some heed to our March editorial on 
the initiation of professionals. He takes the ground that it all 
"depends 'Upon the status of the professional student." To 
which we reply: When professional students have not as a 
class, passed beyond the collegiate age; when they have previ- 
ously received symmetrical collegiate training; when their 
courses are as long as the proper college courses; and when 
they are so closely united to the regular college department 
that their membership makes no division, — ^we shall be ready to 
re-open the question for debate from another standpoint. In 
cases where students in engineering meet the above require- 
ments, we should not strenuously object to their initiation, 
though we would urge that every chapter hold closely to the 
regular department. — Rainbow <?/*A T A. 


The Fifty-first Annual Ekklesia of Phi Gamma Delta 


To many persons the rather radical legislation of the last 
Tb« Tear S^^^'^^l convention seemed revolutionary, and the 
jnitPMi. working of the fraternity under the new regime 
was awaited not without concern. It was felt that the Order 
had been guided for so long a time from New York, by hands, 
hearts and brains thoroughly versed in the personnel, local 
characteristics and needs of the Fraternity, that a change such 
as was made would be accompanied by much irritation, if not 
serious shock. And it is splendid praise to those entrusted 
with the conduct of affairs that the transition was marked by 
none of these forebodings, and gives assurance of the fidelity, 
intelligence and diplomacy of our present official body that the 
Order has passed through twelve months of existence without 
even appreciable friction* It is not my intention here to dwell 
upon the work of individual Archons. Their work of itself is a 
monument to their devotion. It would seem, however, as if the 
Fraternity had been guided almost by inspiration in its choice, 
for judgment, courage and independence have been found when 
needed, and industry, devotion and pains-taking effort when 
most demanded. Few will be found to deny that the Order 
has not felt the spur of the new hands at the helm, much as a 
yacht, her sails shaking in the calm, responds to the skillful 
sympathetic hand of the trained mariner as she is brought up to 
the wind. 

One cannot but admit that here and there Chapters or Sec- 
tions were, througla \oca\ coiid\\\oxi^ ot ttoditions^ out of touch 


with the general Fraternity. Their local or state doings were to 
them the principal subject of thought. Fraternity to them 
meant the Chapter. The Order, in a large sense, was most 
secondary, and serviceable largely for the strength which it ac- 
corded them locally. Certainly, the new administration has 
done much to eliminate this. The west, east, north and south 
have felt the effect of constant correspondence, regular reports, 
official communication and the active interest of our official 
force in their local needs and has been invigorated by it, as by 
an infusion of new blood. From a financial point of view, the 
same is true. For some reason or other, fraternity obligations 
heretofore have been indifferently met and the arrearages were 
so serious as almost to stagger the Convention in its efforts to 
enforce collections. The past year has seen a marked improve- 
ment in this regard, and despite the increased burdens placed 
upon the Chapters by the last Ekklesia, they have been met 
with a promptness and genuine willingness which indicates 
more than ought else, the new feeling of solidarity in the Fra- 

Taken all in all, the year has been a splendid one in all 
respects. No Chapters have been added to the list of defunct 
ones, while the Massachusetts Institute Chapter has been re- 
vived and the University of Nebraska added to our roll. Both 
Chapters started on their careers inspired by the sort of zeal 
which makes true Fijis, and with the respect of their contempo- 
raries. Extension such as this meets opposition from no one, 
and coming as it did under the close supervision of Fraternity 
officers. Chiefs and local Alumni, gives great assurance of the 
persistence of the new branches. 

Not the least encouraging of the signs of prosperity is the 
energetic spirit manifested in Chapter House matters. 
Whether it is the inspiration of example or the pressure of com- 
petition, our Chapters have never before manifested as much 
interest in this subject as during the year just past. The Wor- 
cester Polytechnic Institute Chapter has moved into a House 
of their own, erected through the untiring efforts of a few of her 
young Alumni. The house is a charming bit of architecture 
and a credit to any institution and a monument to any Chapter. 


Photographs of the house appear in this issue. And we cannot 
commend too highly the rare taste shown in the design as well 
as the enterprise of its promotors. A considerable number of 
other Chapters including Nebraska, Tennessee, Ohio Weslyan, 
Washington-Jefferson and Virginia State have entered rented 
houses and the Minnesota and California Chapters announce 
plans for early construction* 

Altogether, the year has been a banner one. It has not 
only failed to justify the fears of those who hesitated at the step 
which the Pittsburg Convention took, but has more than sanc- 
tioned the prescience and wisdom of that most notable of Con- 
vention 's acts. 

It now remains for the Da3rton Convention to pass judg- 
Tii« QoMtioii ^^^^ upon the achievements of the year just closed; 
of BxUaaton. for the Fraternity in its entirety to resume its own 
authority, and place the sanction of its approval or dis-approval 
upon the acts of those to whom it entrusted the administration 
of the Fraternity during the experimental period of the new 
regime. But aside from the questions involving individual af- 
fairs which will arise at Dayton, there are larger problems of 
policy upon which it must pass. Not the least of these is 
the question of extension. The granting or withdrawal of 
Chapters is always a live question, for it is fundamentally the 
question of growth or decay. As in the animal and vegetable 
kingdom, it is to the Fraternity the question of life. For there 
is a certain invigorating stimulous to an Order which comes 
from the infusion of new blood and the granting of new Chap- 
ters. In this bioad land of ours, no confined Utica can contain 
the educational forces of the future. No state or section, by 
the very nature of affairs, can hope to retain for a prolonged 
period certainly, the educational control of America. With the 
growth of population and development of new states, local 
pride will of itself create on the new sod of the west, educational 
institutions shortly to take rank with the older colleges of the 
east in intellectual force and character, if not in tradition. And 
the Quarterly Vias a»Vwa.^s l^\\. xJaaX Pbx G^xoma Delta, from 


history, tradition, and the very nature of the case, should seek 
to instal itself firmly in these regions. The central, western 
and southern states are and always will be the natural abiding 
place of our Fraternity. The Convention will be confronted 
with applications from several institutions, from the far east, 
the far west and one of the central states, and these petitions 
should be considered with great care. The time has long since 
passed when immediate extension was a necessity to our vital- 
ity. The time has certainly long since passed, if it ever existed, 
when the Fraternity needed to court growth or seek Chapters. 
Long ago the Fraternity assumed the position that none but 
the best added luster to her name, and that institutions which 
"promised** to be great, should not be nurtured and coddled 
by us in their infancy for the sake of prospective advantages 
which might come in the wake of their development. The 
Quarterly has ever felt, and strenuously insisted, for almost a 
dozen years, that the utmost conservatism should mark our ad- 
vance. Any lowering of our standard of membership meant a 
corresponding loss of dignity and was evidence of a self depre- 
ciation of our worth. Year after year, the Convention placed 
the stamp of its approval upon these sentiments and refused, in 
the face of flattering prospects, to enter into fields where our 
own advantage was problematical or dependent upon assuran- 
ces which might never be realized. And the Quarterly can- 
not but believe that some of the applications which will come 
before the Dayton gathering are far below the standards we 
have established and will detract from our Fraternity worth and 
standing far more than they will add from increased member- 
ship. The stand the Convention takes on these matters will 
be a direct expression by us of the Fraternity's self-esteem and 
a measure of the valuation which it places upon membership in 
its ranks. 

Now that the archives, and property of the Fraternity have 
been collected, arranged, filled and gotten into shape, qv..^ 
one of the matters which the Convention should fi«<»«i»- 
consider is that of uniform Chapter records. In the preserva 
tion of such data the Chapters have been very careless and no 


sort of uniformity exists. Here and there a Chapter will be 
found blessed with an energetic historian who maintains with 
diligent pride every scrap of memorabilia which can be obtained 
regarding his Chapter ; his record books are neatly and faithful- 
ly kept, and his relations to the Secretary of the Fraternity are 
promptly and zealously maintained. The majority of our Chap- 
ters, However, keep no historical record of their Chapter's life 
at all, and the Chapter historian or the initiate of the future 
will find his Chapter archives barren of history of his brauch of 
the Order. It is believed that the coming Convention should 
make some provision compelling the Chapters to maintain their 
records in a uniform way, and to secure books approved by the 
General Secretary of the Fraternity not only for the records of 
meetings, but for the preservation of the history of the Chapter 
from year to year as well as Alumni notes and personals. 
It would be a good plan for the Secretary of the Fraternity to 
secure books of uniform size and require each Chapter to make 
their purchases through him. At each Convention, delegates 
should be required to bring these books with them for supervis- 
ion by the General Fraternity. By this means, some check 
could be kept upon the individual Chapter or Chapter official 
inclined to be negligent of his duties and all of the records of 
the Fraternity would be kept up to a uniform standard of effi- 


Through the generosity and courtesy of Mr. J. F. Newman, 
manufacturing jeweler for the Fraternity, 19 John Street, New 

York, the Convention is to be supplied with a 

tasty and most effective button, a cut of which is 

here shown. 

The colors of the button are: Outside circle 

purple, center gold, upon which the black dia- 
mond and white star of Phi Gamma Delta is raised. All of the 
lettering is in gold. The button in a very beautifully executed 
souvenir in metal and enamel and on the whole is the most ar- 
tistic button for this or other purposes that the Editor has ever 
seen. The button is the gift of the jeweler to the Fraternity. 

^ ?4 y fo^. ■ 


The many friends of Brother Frank Keck, for over a dec- 
ade of years Treasurer of the Grand Chapter, and President of 
that body during the last year of its existence, will be gratified 
to learn that he has been recently commissioned by the United 
States War Department to a Captaincy in the regular army and 
has been ordered to join his troops preparatory to leaving for 
the Philippines. Those who have known Brother Keck during 
the twenty odd years of his association with the Fraternity will 
remember that next to his love and devotion for Phi Gamma 
Delta, military matters were probably more attractive to him 
than any other. It was his principal recreation in hours of re- 
laxation, and during the Spanish war, as Major of one of the 
battalions of the 71st New York regiment, he achieved distinc- 
tion in the charge at San Juan Hill, in which battle he led his 
troops gallantly up the slope when all the other battalions of 
his regiment held back. Since then, he has been known as 
'<01d Bandana." 

The hundreds of personal friends of Brother Keck will join 
with the Quarterly in warmest congratulations that he has re- 
ceived a recognition so much merited, but congratulations 
which are coupled with sorrow at the fact that his office, which 
for years was the rendezvous of every Fiji from without New 
York who went to the metropolis, will no longer beam with his 
cordial greetings. 

The administration of the affairs of the Fraternity diHers in 
no sense from the administration of any other busi- ppj^*.-«4* 
ness of life save that it is performed gratuitously and Government, 
out of the fullness of love for the Order. 

Successful Fraternity administration requires, however, some- 
thing more than love, something more than a generous willing- 
ness to sacrifice one's time, or a devotion to the real or sup- 
posed welfare of the Order. Fraternity administration calls for 
all of the executive ability required in any other position of 
life. It requires attention, courage, energy and above all things 
else, an intimate knowledge of affairs upon which correct judg- 
ment can be formed. The personnel oi our Chapters changes 


SO from year to year that the traditions of the Fraternity, its 
meaning and purposes, must be kept alive, as it were, by the 
continuity of the government of the Fraternity. Some Alamni 
must be ever present to carry forward the traditions of the past 
and build for the future along lines established by it But 
above all else, there is required in the administrative head of an 
organization of this sort, men conversant with the meaning of 
the Fraternity in its modern sense ; with the local spirit, feeling 
and needs of Chapters ; a head that is able to adjudge and pass 
upon emergencies as they arise and questions as they are pre- 
sented relating to not only the local, but the general welfare of 
the Order. 

During the eleven years that the Quarterly has been con- 
ducted under its present management, its pages have never 
been given over to the advancement of personal causes nor has 
it descended into the realms of personal controversy. The 
Quarterly has always had the most decided opinions on the 
questions of government, however, and it believes that at the 
present juncture there are presented for the consideration of 
the Convention issues which are as momentous as any it has 
yet been called upon to adjudge. During the spring of 1899, 
several Section Conventions endorsed practically the same slate 
of officers for the consideration of the Dayton Convention. Far 
be it from the Quarterly to criticise the names suggested or to 
be lacking in respect and esteem to the honor and dignity of 
these eminent members of the Fraternity. They are men who 
do us credit and honor in the eyes of the world. But it has 
been suggested that these men, removed, some fifteen, some 
twenty, some a generation, from active touch with college and 
fraternity affairs, be entrusted with our government, with the 
Order's destiny during the ensuing year. We can hardly be- 
lieve that this proposition will be taken seriously, for we can- 
not conceive of anything more likely to hazard the success 
which the year 1899 has achieved than the turning over the af- 
fairs of the Fraternity to men whose very distinction in life 
means that their time is so absorbed with the demands of every 
day affairs that they could not devote the necessary time to us. 
To such men the Fraternity is largely a memory, dear though 


it may be; they could probably not enumerate one-fourth of the 
colleges where we now have Chapters. The period since their 
graduation from college halls coincides almost with the real 
growth and development of the Fraternity. Our needs, our 
ambitions, our every day problems, would be as strange to them 
as they would be burdensome. Scarcely one man in ten who 
has been out of college for but five years could contemplate a posi- 
tion on the Board of Archons involving the work which it does. 
How much less time have men removed from such affairs by a 
score of years to give to it ? Consider the probability of an in- 
telligent judgment from such a Board, on matter of extension, 
on an emergency involving the honor of a Chapter, on matters 
of finance, and the countless details which arise from day to 
day in the administration of the aHairs of the Fraternity. 

It is argued that the Fraternity will gain luster and distinc- 
tion by the association of such names with it. This must be 
granted, and yet no Fraternity and no Chapter ever achieved 
worth, character or success by the mere enumeration of great 
names. A Fraternity is a young man's aHair. It belongs pri- 
marily to one's college days. It exists for boys in college, and 
should be governed in accordance with their wishes, desires and 
needs. To the Quarterly it would seem that the successful 
conduct of the affairs of Phi Gamma Delta in the future requires 
that the Dayton Convention choose our governing body from 
among the large body of enthusiastic, big hearted and capable 
young Alumni who have gone out into the world during the last 
ten or twenty years. 

T. Alfred Vernon desires us to announce that he is short 
volumes 7, 8 and 10 of the Phi Gamma Delta Quarterly and 
will pay $1.00 a piecee for the same to any one desiring a pur- 









James Henderson Campbell. 
Clifton D. Hughes. 
James Oliver CampbelL 
John W. Brandon. 
Walter Hervey Davidson. 
Richard D. Beeson. 
Ralph D. Heilman. 


Egbert B. Hawk. 
Charles Asa Wright. 
Frederic H. Bengel. 
William C. Spafford. 
Wayne B. Car look. 
C. T. Oscar Schacht. 
Lee McClure. 


Perley Charles Hyde. 
Elmery C. Kellogg. 
Frederic S. Nutting. 
Arthur Mills Taylor. 
Elisha Edward Wells. 


Guy Percival Levering. 
Elijah Dallet Hemphill, Jr. 
John EMwin James, Jr. 
Winthrop Cunningham Neilson 
John Dole Graves. 
Thomas Patton Stevenson. 
Meredith Bright Colket. 
Fred Beck Wallace. 
Oliver William Gilpin. 
Albert Dudley Ford. 
William Ray Baldwin. 
William Spoor Sampson. 
Lewis Blaney Harvey. 
Franklin Widener Figner. 


Benjamin T. Tinsley. 
A. Pearson Hoover. 
Walter C. Boesch. 
Owen Smith. 
Julian P. Lorick. 
M. D. McBride. 
Clyde P. Miller. 
George C. Logan. 











John Calvin French. 
Edwin Martin Spencer. 
Charles Ingram. 
Robert Tynes Smith, Jr. 
Marcus Wilson Wolf. 
Henry Michael Warner. 

BETA cm. 

William Lazier Fleming. 
Walter Scott Johns. 
Arthur Garfield Bachman. 
James Nethermark Downey. 


Jesse Durham Hampton. 
Bowman Franklin Reimund. 
Charles Jude Savage. 
Noble Sproat Heaney. 
Gordon Douglas Stuart 


Roy John David Hoover. 
Frank Horton Yocum. 


Charles Ekiward Goodall. 
Christy W. Mathewson. 
J. Sanford Davis. 
Lewis Edwin Theis. 


Wilbur Cosby Bell. 
J. Thomas Goode, Jr. 


Philip Tuggle Clay. 
John Meux. 
Alfred Dixon Plaw. 
Moulton Warner. 
Henry O'Reilly Pixley. 


Otis B. Drake. 


Claudius Herbert MarshalL 
Christopher H. Denny. 
Harry Gordon Sparks. 
Harry Helm Orr. 



ZETA. (Continued) 


'02 William Steenrod McMaster. '00 William Leonard Terry. 

'02 Theodore Franklin Vonnegut. '00 Peter James Murray. 

'02 John Edward Hohn. '00 Elliott Windom Uooser. 

„«^ . ^«^«^«^^^ '01 John Minnis Thorn burgh. 

ZETA DEUTERON. »o2 James Lemuel Terry. 

'02 WilUam Allan. 






John G. Long. 
Cecil Gray. 
William Semple. 
Albert Rowell. 
Miller S. Stone. 
Webster Withers. 
Truman A. Stockton, 


William M. Wells. 
Robert B. Powers. 
William Earl Edwards. 


Lewis J. Bingham. 
Robert H. Breed. 
Eric V. Greenfield. 
Frank Porter. 
Maurice W. Williams. 
Daniel J. Sweeney. 


Arthur Francis Buys. 
Lewis Morse Lawrence. 
WilUam Gardner Pigeon. 
Leonard Wesson. 
Percy Rolfe Ziegler. 
LeRoy Manson Backus. 
Willard Wellman Dow 
Arthur Harold Sawyer. 
Elliot Walker Knight. 
Benjamin Eld ward McKechnie. 
Arthur Luke Collier. 
Alfred Warren Allyer. 


'02 Hugh M. Tate. 


'02 Walter P. Wood. 
'02 Raymond T. Demsey. 
'02 Frank Kuykendal. 


'00 Roderick Jones. 

'01 James Keep Dewey. 

'02 Lathy Leverett Yerkes. 

'02 Newton Craig McBride. 

'02 Jesse S. Elliott. 


P. G. George N. Porter. 

'01 William Rankin MoGeachin. 

*02 Samuel Haskin MacDonald. 


Prank William Lyle. 
Alexander Krembs, Jr. 
Ira David PoUs. 
Willard Van Brunt Campbell. 
Robert Andrew Cowles. 
'02 Benjamin Franklin Downing. 



Frank Sylvester Hyman. 
Charles Arabut Sudlow. 
Edward Smith Thomas. 
Guido John Hansen. 


P. G. George H. Shepard. 
'01 William Kohrs. 
'01 Sidney Fuller Ross. 

Louis Thompson Wilson. 

Horace Frank Crosby. 

Clarence William Myers. 

George Howard Kramer. 

Earl H. Gimper. 

Walter Barron Hastings 


P. G. Charles Flint McClumpha. 
'00 Eugene Young. 
'02 Ovid M. Butler. 
'02 An^elo A. BisselL 
'02 Herbert J. Berge. 


'99 Samuel Henry Tabb. 

'00 Austin Mann Thomas. 

'01 Russell Sinclair Edwards. 

'02 YewellRioe. 

'02 Macon Coleman Vick. 

'02 Richard David Walker. 


P. G. Joseph Culver HartzelL 
P. G. George Reber Wieland. 
'01 Allen Gard. 




>01 Edward Frankel. 

*01 Llewellyn Frank Hobbs. 

'02 Charles Wheeler Walker. 

'02 Stanley LeRov Wilcox. 

'02 J. Wallace Slawson. 

'02 William flenry Wildey. 

'02 Lewis Webb Johnson. 


'01 Frank Croughton Rufirh. 

'02 Frank WoodhuU Daniel. 

'02 Frank Speck Fite. 

'02 Carl Stichter Karmony. 

'02 Martin Shaeffer Karmony. 

'02 James Donald Swope. 


'01 Harry Baylor Taylor. 

'01 William Conway Whittle. 

'01 Armistead Mason Dobie. 

'01 Henry G. Ellett. 


'00 Nathan C Kingsbury. 

'02 George Harvey Shepherd. 

'02 Howard Hamilton Webster. 

'02 John D. Poorman. 

*02 Harold Hall McLaufirhlin. 

'02 Samuel Stark. 


'02 Milo Ephraim Hammon. 
*02 Frederic William Blaisdell. 


'99 Milton F. Reitz. 

'99 H. F. Sinclair. 

'00 T. C. Cochran. 

'00 Paul Dinsmore. 

'00 E. E. Fletcher. 

'01 Ralph Wycliflf. 


P. G. F. W. Whittemore. 

P. G. S. A. Beeve. 

'00 R. E. Burdette. 

'00 Harry Casper Walter. 

'01 Ernest Bijjelow Freeman. 

'01 William Robert Burford. 

'02 Howard M. Parks. 

'02 George Harding Wise. 

'02 Perry WitheraiPage. 

'02 Philip Nash Curtis. 

'02 Wilfrid Alberto Streeter. 


'01 Charles Hodge Corbett. 

*01 James McClure Henry. 

'02 WilUam Howard Miller. 

'02 Oscar Howard Foss. 

'02 Campbell MacKaye. 

'02 Paul Craig. 

'02 Crete Hubbard. 


>99 Giddinga E. Mabry. 

'00 Ashton C. Rudd. 

'00 Donald Leggo lioyd. 

'00 Robert H. Talley. 

'01 Strubbe McConnell. 

'02 Leon K. Willingham. 

'02 Dudley Chipley. 

'02 John G. Broaddus. 


HX) WiUiam H. Robbins. 

'01 Arthur J. Todd. 

'01 Harry Gram. 

>02 Walpole Kaler. 

'02 Frederic M. Wallace. 

'02 Carroll Baker. 


'01 John George Chalmers. 

'02 William Jeffries Brown. 

'02 Russell Gordon Knight. 

'02 Leslie White Burdick. 

'02 Charles Edward Hoffman. 

'02 Horace Tyndall Knight. 

'02 Charles Warren Mann. 

'02 Arthur W. Minty. 

'02 Albert Frederic Seem. 

'02 Ralph Berger Seem. 

'02 Benjamin F. Theobald. 

'02 John Futhey Smith. 


'02 Austin Tosnaugh. 

'02 Leonard Ingham. 

'02 Robert Fee Nourse. 

'02 August Karl Reischauer. 


'02 Harold Simeon Backus. 

'02 Jacob Alexander Laubenstein 


P. G. T. Hampden Dougherty. 
'01 Joseph Fidelis Condon. 
'02 Charles Edward Herrmann. 



'02 Charles Craig Phelps. P. G. Dr. S. A. Forbes. 

'02 Gerald S. O'Loughlin. '00 Clarence Wilbert Hughes. 

'02 Ludwig Theodore Ruprecht. '00 Harrv Hasson. 

^rrr '01 Charles Waterman Norton. 

^^^- '01 Byron Wallace Hicks. 

P. G. Prof. Charles S. Prosser. '01 John Rudolph Lotz. 

P. G. Edward Wilbur Rice, Jr., '01 Walter Charles Undley. 

P. G. Henry G. Relst. '02 Donald H. Sawyer. 

P. G. Dr. Charles G. Briggs. dot 

P. G. Prof. Edward Waite Miller. ^^^' 

P. G. Prof. Albert H. Pepper. '99 Lacien Richard Smith. 

P. G. Prof. Frederic .Robertson'02 Robert H. Tinsley. 

'99 Irving W. kethcum. OMEGA. 

'00 Clinton C. Jones. '00 Aquinas Sarsfield Kelly. 

'00 Will C. Campbell. '00 William Hight Harding. 

'02 Walter A. Co well. '01 Howard Raymond Sharkey. 

'02 Francis Walkins Neary. '01 Lucien Thompson Warner. 

'02 Howard Enunett Sands. '02 Abner Hardy Shoup. 

'02 Herbert Godwin. 

'02 Henry Holland. 


A Directory to fkcilitote interchange of profeiwional bnflineiM between FUio in different cities, 
and ftll niembem of the Fraternity who have profeesional buaineeii to transact at any of these 
place^ii, arc directed to thetn . 



Zeta, '84, 


1<J13 G Street, No th west, 

Washington, D. C. 



Fredoilc C. Howe, Pi. *B9. 


929 Garllold Building, Cleveland, Ohio. 



Kappa Nu, '90, 


120 Broadway, - New Yore City. 



Pi. '91. 

12 Alina Building, Johnstown, Pa. 



attorneys and counsellors. 

F. V. Brooks, Lambda Sigina, '96. 

Parrott Building. - San Francisco. 



Beta Mu, '92. 


S(NJ EquiUble Building, 
Baltimore. Maryland. 



Pi, '90. 


Carnegie Building, Pittsbubo, Pa. 



Alpha, '81, 


100 Washington Street, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS. 




Pi Deuteron, 
Real Estate Building, TOPEKA, KANSAS. 


Newton D. Baker, Jr., B. M. '92. 


735 Society for Savings Bolldingi. 



Mu, '92. 


Finn of Brown, Pradt & Buuip. 


S. A. WEBB, 


Rooms 27 and 28, Butler Building. 

Telephone 180a 


Kappa Tau, ^96. 


253 Main Street, Dallas, Texas. 


Oliver B. Liddell E<lward A. Silberst^in 


E. A. Silberittein, M. E. 


Offices: 18-15 Jacobson Building. 




Kappa Nu. '97. 
Waterworks Building. 
With Karafts, Hagerman ft Kra ut hoff. 



Rho Chi, '95, 


State Bank Building, • Aicumond. 



J. M. Williams, Beta Deuteron, 


218-215 Terry Building. ROANOKE. VA. 


Beta Deuteron. '86. 


Commercial Practice a Specialty. 
Referenos, Wilber Mercantue Agency, 



Woodrille Flemming, 

Ralston Flemming, 

Walter Gonwell Shoup. 
Walter 0. Shoup, Omega, '96. 


St Paul Bldg.. 2S0 Broadway, 

New Torx Gmr. 

PA. - • . PHILA. 


Attorney at Law. 

Oinrd Building, Philadelphia, Fit. 

PuWicatioDS of Phi Gamina Delta. 


The official catalogue of the Fraternity, edited by Fabius 
M. Clark and containing over 800 illustrations of prominent 
members, college buildings and Chapter groups is, without 
exception, the most complete and attractive Fraternity 
catalogue ever published. It contains over 1600 pages 
printed on laid-book paper and indexed by state, city and 
name, bound in three volumes. 

Price In cloth, $16.00 i>er set 

Chapter Rolls and Directory bound in one volume can be had 
for I5.00. Only a few bound this way are left. 



Edited by Walter C. Stier, Easton, Pa. The songs of Phi 
Gamma Delta which have been in process of editing and 
publication for some years are now ready for delivery. The 
Song Book is recognized as one of the most attractively 
printed and thoroughly edited book of Fraternity lyrics 
ever published. 

Price $1.50 per copy. 

The Phi Gamma Delta Chapter Rolls and Directory and 
Songs of Phi Gamma Delta can be obtained from T. Alfred 
Vernon, Publisher, by remitting price, 22-26 Reade Street, 
New York, N. Y, 

riumph of Bevel-Gears 


on a 

)lainbia q^S^ 




New Bedford, Mass., July 
K 1899, breaking the World's 
lie Record by 3 seconds, 
le third quarter In the mile 
IS made lu 20 3-6 seconds, 
le threequarters In 1 :06 3-5 

»PE MFCI. CO.. Hartford, Conn. 




are more desirable than ever— the new 
tin box prevents their breaking and is 

convenient to carry in any pocket. 


Tbe Columbia Bevel-Gear Chainless 

it prc'cminently the wheel tor women. The picture ihows it* minlfcfl adnnugca. Nothii 
to Mteh or toil the ikirt i do luuightly chain guard to work looie and raKle | No apreekcfi 
entiaglc nurd lacingi. The ridge frame comtnictioa orercomei thai tciidcnc7 to nriag I 
"^hip," which ii the coiumoa fault of other drop'frame machine*. Tliere is no gaod KM 
why a wonun ai well ai a man should not have a bicycle of the highcat efficiency — no gH 
ruioQ why moil women ihould not have a Columbia ChainlCM when w« •cLI MotlBl Bl h 
S60, McMlel 60 for $75. 

Columbia Bevel'Gear Chainleii wheeli for men and women arc the emint niniutl 
mo«I durable and cleaneit bicyclcii bccauie the driving mcchanitm. which is poutiTC in il 
action, it supported by perfectly rigid frame conttruciton and so enelaicd that its fvnaiai 
qttalitici cannot be affected by duit, mud or rain. 

CHAIN WHEELS, Colntnblas, HartTords Bud VedettOH, f 28 to (SO. 



Phi Gamma Deta Fratemi^ 
Jewery and Canes. 

A Few Suggestions. 

Batlgc». Lapel Buttons,. Scarf Piid 
Buttons, Rings. 

nb Chacm-J. l.rxkcts. Fob Cb 


^^^H Snuvtntr, Sj'nons, S-'itlvcml' 


.■ II. 



Jociety Bad 

WtU be Mailed to Yoo Through 
Your ChApicr Upon AppHcation. 


y^RIGHT, KAY & C< 

MuRoIanuien at F(pes: PUIn •nil Jea-sUal &ad»r j