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Vol. Xi:. DE8EM3E:-, :S38. 

No. 1, 

The Rainbow. 

A : Quarterly : Literary : an<d : Frs-it^mity 

PLBMhiri;!) nv Tin-, 


Elili'rclHl tli.>tl::':i:!,:^..-,.i Ij.; ■■ 

Official Dipectopy. 

W. L<iwRiE MrCM'R<r, Presiclent. 

117-11*1 Av«*mie. < hn'a}-'c», III. 

Ben. U. Raxnklls, AssM Gon'l ^o.v'v. M. T. Hikes, Gen*! Treas. 

Di'liiware. <.»hio. (iain bier, Ohio. 

J. M. Philips, E«litor of The Uaixb(»\v Chattanooga, Tcnn. 

A. A. Bemis Law Library, Clevelaml, Ohio. 

W. C. Demini;, Secy K. Di v Mcadvillc, Pa. 

Chester IL Kowell, Sc\*\ N. Div Ann Arbor, Mich. 

' l)»*Ita Tan l)«'Itu H'Hist*. 

Julius Li.'^ciier. Sec'y W. Div Iowa City, Iowa. 

H. E. Bemis, Sco'y Sou. Div Nashville, Tenn. 

151J5 Mr(;av<K-k Slivet, 

Catalogue Agent, A. P. Tkautwinf. Hoboken, N. J. 

•-1»r» IVootnfleid Street. 

Color Agent, R«»y O. Wes^t Greencastle, Iml. 

Seal Agent. P. O. Hekhekt, Room 22, Times Building. . . .Troy, N. Y. 


The XXXth Annual Convention of the Fraternilv will be held at 
Clevelan«i, ()., on the 21st, 22«l and 23.1 davs of Aujirust, 1880. 


The Rainbow is the otHcial journal of the Delta Tan Delta fra- 
ternity. It is a magazine of fraternity news and literature, published 
quarterly, and open to siener:il .subscription. The numbers of this 
volume appear December l.^^t, 1888; March 1st, May 1st, and July 1st, 
1889, respectively. The subscription price is il.OO per year of four 
numbers. AdvrrtisiniX rat«'S reasonnble. (M)mmunications intended 
for publication should be sent to th<» editor: business communica- 
tions to 

.1. M. PHILIPS, Editor, or 
1). M. I5R1GHT, Business Manager, 
Montague Hlock, 



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Tub Rainbow 


Delta Tau Delta, 

A Quarterly Ndaga^cine 


Literature and Kraternity News. 

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Official Organ of the Delta Tau Delta 


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J. M. PHILirs, Editok. 


Press of W. H. Reynolds*. C'hatlanooga, Tenn. 

Chapteir Secpetames. 


W. C. Deming, Secretary, 613 N. Main Street, Meadville, Pa. 

A. (Grand Chapter), Alle<^heny — W. L. Johnson, S40 Liberty, 

Street, Meadville. Pa. 
r, Washington and Jeflerson — J. R. Alexander, Box 1017, 

Washington, Pa. 
fj. Bethany — E. S. Mickley, Bethanv, West \'a. 
A'. Lafayette — F. II. Ci-vmer, 143 McKeen Hall, Easton, Pa. 
P. Stevens Institute — Fred Thuman. 372 Washington Street, 

Hohoken, X. I. 
T. Franklin and Marshall — D. M. Wolfe, Lancaster, Pa. 
T. Rensselaer — J. M. Lapeyre, Box 98, Troy, N. Y. 


Chester H. Rowell, Sec'v. Delta Tau Delta House, Ann Arbor, 

J. (Grand Chapter), Univ. of Michigan — J. R. Kempf, 17 N. 

Ingalls Street, Ann Arbor. Mich. 
/>'. Ohio Univ. — F. E. C. Kirkendall, Athens. Ohio. 
hj. Albion — S. F. Master, Box 79S. Albion. Mich. 
Z. Adelbert — M. J. Hole, 1058 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, O. 
//. Buchtel — WiLLARD HoLCOMB. -Akron, O. 
/. Agricultural College — Geo. K. Jenks, Agricultural College, 

K. Hillsdale College — E. D. Reynolds, Hillsdale. Mich. 
M. Ohio Wesleyan — V. K. McElheny, Jr., Box 4, Delaware, O. 
X. Kenvon — Charles Walkley, Gambier, O. 
;. ,' .\\^. Wooster — W. A. McBane, Wooster, O. 

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grand division of the west. 

Ti'Lifs LiscHER, Secretary, Iowa Citv. la. 

O. (Grand Chapter) Iowa University — V. T. Price, Box 1835, 

Iowa Citv. la. 
H. Simpson College — E. P. Wright, Box 343, Indianola, la. 
^. Hanoxer — Harry Peckinpaugh, Box 55, Hanover, Ind. 

/I. Iowa State College — C. W. Lamborn, Ames, Iowa. 

B. A. Indiana University — P. B. Moxical, Jr., Box 197, Bloom- 
in«jton, Ind. 

B. B. DePauw — A. J. Warren, Greencastle, Ind. 

B. r. University of Wisconsin — Geo. O. Warren, Madison, Wis. 

B. Z. Butler — Perry H. Clifford, 374 N. West Street, Indian- 
apolis, Ind. 

B, 11. University of Minnesota — Kendric C. Babcock, 517 Fif- 
teenth Avenue, Minneapolis, Minn. 

B. A. University of Colorado— Irvin E. Bennett, 692 Boulder, 


II. E. Bemis, Sec'v, i^iS McGavock Street, Nashville, Tenn. 

A. Vanderbilt (Grand Chapter) — H. M. Scales, 17 ii Broadway, 

Nashville, Tenn. 
77. University of Mississippi — E. A. Sears, Box S, University of 
Mississippi, Miss. 

B. A. University of Georgia — Jos. A. Brown, Box 298, Athens, 

B. E. Emorv Collegre — E. M. Landrum, Oxford, Ga. 
B. G. University of the South — R. M. W. Black, Sewanee, Tenn. 

Chattanooga Alumni Asso. — W. B. Garvin, SecV, Chattanooga, 

Chicago Alumni Asso. — Wharton Plummer, Sec'y, Chicago, 


Cleveland Alumni Asso. — 

Detroit Alumni Asso. — 

Nashville Alumni Asso. — John T. Lellvett, Sec'y, Noel Block, 

Nashville, Tenn. 
New York Alumni Asso. — A. P. Trautwine, Ilohoken, N. J. 

NOTK— Chapters and Alumni \s90ciation8 are requested to promptly notify the Editor 
of ehange of officers, giving ttie name and address of ttie new Secretary. 


A Review— ^r.Z.-VfC. 5 

Will Carleton at Home. — -iV. T. Mail and Express, 7 

A Study of Our Civilization — Rev, SanCl L, Beiler. A. 3/. - 11 

A Fraternal Chat — Rev, George L, Crockett. - - - 24 
A Lost Chord Found — W. A, II. - - - -30 

Alumni Organization — A Rainbo-w. ----- 30 

The Pan- Hellenic of Chattanooga. - - - - * 33 

Our Only Requisite — Owen R. Lovejoy, • - - - 35 

The Cleveland Convention — A. P. Trautiviney - - - 38 

Lines — Luther Poins. .--.... ^3 

College Notes, ...... - - 44 

The Greek World - - - - - - 4.S 

The Greek Press. - . . . . - . - S- 

Editorial. ...... . . -s 

The Chicago Alumni. -----..- 6:; 

The Chattanooga Alumni. ...... 65 

From the Chapters. ........ 06 

The Boys of Old. 96 

Reviews- - - - - - - - - 106 

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Vol. XII. Decbmbbr, i888. No. i. 


When we picked up the September Century and found that 
it contained an article on College Fraternities, we sat down to 
read it with expectations of deriving both profit and pleasure 
from it; when we had finished it we found ourselves confronted 
with the question, ''Why was this particular article written, and 
having been written, how does it happen that the Century pub- 
lishes it/* That question still confronts us. 

The subject is a good one, its treatment trivial. 

According to the author, no college organization can lay 
claims to being a Fraternity, which does not own several chapter 
houses, and any such organization of a social nature having a piece 
of furniture of this description can correctly have that name ap- 
plied to it. Else why does he speak of Whig and Clio Halls of 
Princeton; the Hasty Pudding, Porcellian, and A. D. Clubs of 
Harvard; the Bones, Keys, Wolfe Head, and Berzelius of Yale.^ 
These societies have nothing in common with the fraternities of 
the college world. 

In fact until recently Princeton, Yale and Harvard have not 
had within their walls an organization conducted along the same 
lines as the chapters of the regular fraternities. Princeton does 
not now have; Harvard has a few sickly shoots which do not 
give promise of long life; at Yale A, A, 4>, has recently organized a 
chapter which is to draw its sustenance from the four classes, and 

6 Review. 

as it has a fairly strong backing it may succeed, though as yet it 
is in the experimental stage, nor has it forbidden its members join- 
ing the Senior societies. 

The organizations which go under the names of J. A'. E, and 
W. r. at Yale are not worthy to be called portions of a fraternity. 
They are mere Junior societies, and the principal ambition of their 
members, is, to gain an entrance to one of the Senior societies. 
They have but a slight connection with the other chapters of their 
societies, and avoid their members where it is possible, " Feeling 
bothered if they arc brothered by outside members," as one of 
them has expressed it. 

No respecting fraternity would for a moment allow this state 
of affairs to exist, and A. J. 0, has shown the right spirit in going 
in as it has. Such an article as this was a proper place for noting 
such an innovation, but internal evidence seems to point to the 
author as a member of the Yale Junior society called J. A. K. 
and collee^e traditions at that institution being opposed to the 
fraternity system, he ignores this attempt at revolutionizing Yale's 
custom. This also probably accounts for the tact that the other 
society which is content to exist in that college as a Junior class 
organization, is represented by but two cuts in the article, and 
these showing by no means the most important or handsomest 
lodges of which V^. T. can boast. 

The article is disappointing in every other feature, and its 
title should have run something in this way, ** Designs of Lodges 
belonging to various social organizations in certain Anier can 

The author knows nothing about the existence of ^. 7 . J. for 
which we can forgive him, being extremely modest, and of such 
a retiring disposition that we should blush to see our name in 
print, but can be be excused for knowing nothing of -2". A, K. the 
fraternitv of most exclusiveness in the South, 0, z/. H, the most char- 
itable of fraternities, and ^\ X. the fraternitv which has the finest 
constitution among its sisters.^ — 1(> say nothing of lesser lights be- 
tween which we will not make invidious comparisons by naming. 

Tlie article mentions the fact that there are fraternity journals 
published, but the aufh«)r evidently knows little about them. This 
ignorance should perhaps excite but little comment, as it is wef^ 
known that the members of the so-called "Eastern " fraternities 
rather boast of their ignorance of the ** Western,'' and it is by these 

Will Car let on at Home. 7 

latter that the fraternity journal has been most successfully pub- 

J. K, E. is the only one of the Eastern fraternities which has 
made anything of a success out of its journalistic venture, and the 
signs of the times point pretty strongly to its downfall. 

The Western societies originated the idea of fraternity jour- 1 
nalisin. and they have carried it to a greater degree of practical ' 
perfection than their Eastern compecs. They have become better 
organized, they are more nearly run on business principles, their 
conventions are beyond comparison in the matter of the sobriety 
of those attending. There is greater cordiality, among the mem- 
bers of the various chapters, in fact they are more representative 
of the best features of American college life, but they are not so 
wealthy as their Eastern colleagues, their chapter houses are few; 
"Thev think themselves fortunate if thev have at their command 
the bare necessities of life,'' hence they are scarcely worthy men- 
tion in an article on College Fraternities. 

W. L. McC. A. '79 


Will Carleton, the poet, is one of the most familiar figures in 
Brooklyn. His home is in the upper portion of the City of 
Churches, generally termed "Bedford.'' The house is a three- 
story, brownstone front, and the furniture and pictures that em- 
bellish the rooms and walls are evidences of a wife's refined taste. 
On the upper story, in the front part of the house, is the poet's 
study, to which every morning when at home he retires to read or 
write. He employs a secretary for most of his correspondence, 
thus allowing him the more time and opportunity for literary 
work. The poet is 41 years of age, though to a stranger he ap- 
pears much younger. He has an especially youthful countenance, 
and in his laugh resounds the glee of a boy. Time has made its 
greatest inroads upon his wealth of hair, into which the silver is 
gradually creeping. His figure is more that of an athlete than one 
who performs indoor work; his step is light and quick, and all 
his actions remind one of the agility of youth. 

• The alMive nnrniUve of the home life of Will ('arlet<)n. Kappa '60. apfwared in the 
New York Afa</ aftd Kxpra» of September 8th, '88 and will be read with interest by all 

S Will Carleton at Home, 

A Mail and Express writer chatted pleasantly with him a 
few days ago. 

" What was your first poem ?'' was asked. 

" What may really be called my first poetic effort was written 
at lo years of age, and was a letter in rhyme. My older sister 
was at boarding-school; she had written for some of the papers 
and magazines, both in prose and poetry, and I thought I would 
show her that she had not carried away with her all the afflatus of 
the family. 1 heard of a neighboring young man who could write 
letters in rhyme, and so 1 thought I would undertake the same 
feat. 1 did up everything at the farm and in the vicinity in choice 
doggerel, and mailed it to her. A precious young goose she must 
have thought me. I represented her favorite horse as about to 
die of melancholy, because she was not there to ride him; told her 
the trees and flowers were all perishing because she was not 
present to smile upon them, and killed off two very worthy and 
healthy neighbors because their names happened to rhyme with 
some word of a mortuarv character. The whole letter was wildlv 
sepulchral in its nature, and half amused and half scared the young 
lady. 1 remember that it closed with these pathetic lines: 

"*I now must end my letter 
And bring it to a close; 
Perhaps it will be better 
To make the next in prose.' 

"The eagerness with which she consented to this proposition 
made me fear that poetrv was not exactly mv best card. But she 
was a dear, sweet girl, and upon her return home she petted and 
encouraged my poor little rhymes much more than they deserved. 
The grief of my boyhood was her death, a few years afterward. 
In her I lost an appreciative and congenial friend, as well as an 
idolized sister. She would have made her mark in literature, and 
I hope is to-day writing songs in heaven.'' 

" Were you a lover of poetry in boyhood .^'' asked the writer. 

"No, not of the everyday kind,*' answered Mr. Carleton. 
" Shakespeare was my favorite author and my idol, and I recol- 
lect how every spare penny I could get was laid away to buy a 
copy of his works. I did read Byron somewhat, but never to any 
great extent. Living in the wilderness, as one might say, I had 
little access to books, and so I knew nothing really of authors and 
their works until I went to college. My earliest poems which 

Wili Carleton at Home. 9 

gained any circulation at all were *Rifts in the Cloud,' 'Cover 
Them Over' (which is still largely used, I am told, at Decoration 
Day ceremonies), *City of Boston,' 'Death Doomed' and a number 
of others now included in my published works." 

'' When was *Betsy and V written, and how was it conceived?" 

'•During the early part of 187 1 I was much impressed by the 
great prevalence of divorces, and would often stray into our court 
room and hear the testimony in the various cases. It was here 
that I heard and saw the domestic troubles of others, and they 
gave, me the idea of the poem. The characters in the poem of 
*Betsy and I' represent no one in particular, and are only intended 
to be typical of a class. I wrote the poem and it was published 
in the Toledo Blade, From this paper it was copied into hundred 
of papers, among them Harpers' Weekly^ and I was surprised at 
one day receiving from the Harpers a request for a poem. The 
compliment was, of course, a high one, and I sat down and com- 
posed *Over the Hill to the Poorhouse,' *Out of the Old House,' 
*Gone with a Handsomer Man,' 'Uncle Sammy' and a number of 
others, which they published in the Weekly in the spring of 187 1." 

*' Was *Over the Hill to the Poorhouse' basedon real incidents 
which you saw in any institution?"- asked the writer. 

" Well, yes, partly. Near the town of Hillsdale, Mich., was 
the county poorhouse. Between the town proper and this place 
there was a small hill. I often went to the poorhouse to see and 
talk with the unfortunate people there. On one of my visits I 
became acquainted with an old couple, husband and wife, who 
had been sent there by their children. They never chided their 
offspring for having sent them to the poorhouse, but it was not 
difficult to discover that they had not come there of their own free 
will. This case suggested the poem to me, I suppose, although, 
of course, its story is different from the incident. But I had 
become impressed with the aged couple, and they had fixed them- 
selves on my mind.' 

" Have you any objection to saying what you received for the 
poem ?" 

*' No-o, I think there is no harm in saying that Mr. S. S. 
Conant, for many years editor of Harpers' Weekly^ sent me a 
check of $30 for it. For *Betsy and V I never received anything, 
as the Blade was not a distinctive literary paper and paid its con- 
tributors only in kind treatment and editorial encouragement." 

to Will Carlcton at IloW'C. 

" Are these poems favorites with you, as they are with the 

" Well, I confess to a paternal weakness for them, but believe 
there is reallv more in 'The First Settler's Storv' than in anv other 
of mv verses, and, indeed, I hear it oftenest commended. If I 
have a favorite, I think that is the choice/' 

*' What are your methods of composition?" 

"T have no regular or stereotyped methods, not being a 
believer in the mood theory, as some of our poets are. My prin- 
ciple is to work for a mood rather than wait for one (barring 
fatigue or preoccupation), and one time is the same to me as any 
other for work. I never find as much difficulty in transferring my 
thoughts to a paper as I do in transferring my feelings into 
thoughts. Words are nothing but the vehicles of thought. 1 do 
not allow myself to be governcil by any system. At times a poem 
will be entirely outlined in my mind before I sit down to write; 
at other times I jjo t<j mv desk without the least idea of what the 
ett'ort will result in. System may become a tyrant if not itself 
controlled, and I therefore refuse to be governed absolutely by any 
plan. Unlike some who write verses, I do not often *dash otT my 
lines. Thev do not come to me hastily. Productions that are 
dashed ofl' hastily often dash ofl'as hastily into oblivion. The con- 
struction of a poem with me is a labor of care, and is often slow 

'* What portion of the day do you think is best adapted for 
work r 

"' Well — I can, of course, only speak for myself — the morning 
is by far the best time, and I generally employ that part of the 
day. No, I never do any work before breakfast. I am an early 
riser, being generally astir by 3:30 or 6 o'clock, unless I have been 
up late the night before; but aside from reading for a few 
moments I never do any work before breakfast. I get my coffee 
and rolls as soon as possible after rising. I agree with Mr. E. P. 
Roe that the night is a poor time for work, and unless one is com- 
pelled to do so he should never toil with the brain after 6 o'clock. 
General reading, music, and home and hall amusements are good 
enough for the evening." 

"What form of exercise do you indulge in?" Mr. Carleton 
was asked. 

"I swing a pair of Indian clubs every day for fifteen to thirty 

A Study of Our Civilization. 1 1 

minutes, and find this exercise very beneficial. I firmly believe in 
out-door exercise, walking especially. Daily and persistent infla- 
tion of the lungs with fresh air saved me from consumption. I 
am fond of rowing, sailing and horseback-riding, and indulge in 
them all. But one should he careful never to take excessive exer- 
cise, for this greatly impedes the progress of the brain and robs it 
of mnch of its energy. As a rule, I indulge in a short nap after 
lunch everv dav, and unless one has tried it no idea can be formed 
what a refreshment this is. No, I use no stimulants or narcotics. 
I drink a very little tea and coflee, but, as for that, I could work 
just as well without them." 

The poet is fond of music, although he himself plays on but 
one instrument — the cornet. The domestic atmosphere of his 
home is exhilarating. He has no children, but he divides his love 
and devotion between his wife and his aged mother, who resides 
with him. The poet's mother, who is 70 years of age, is proud of 
her son's success, although she never praises his abilities to 
strangers. The wife is the poet's almost constant companion and 
by her advice he is often guided. Although ambitious for his 
further success, she invariablv counsels moderation in work. 



(All address delivered at the Sixth Annual Conference of the Chanters of the 
Grand Divislou of the East of the Delta Tan Delta Fraternity, and published at the 
refluent of the Conference.) 

A worn voice and weary brain are poor equipments for an 
extempore address, but such as I have give I unto you. 

I think of you as kings and princes, and am come at your 
request to talk of your dominions. Life is made up <»f what one 
is, and of one's environments. The uncultured man mav find his 
environments in the material things around him, but the cultured 
man chiefly in the higher elements of Civilization. In order to 
the highest success and the greatest happiness, there should be 
harmony between a man and his environments. To reach this 
harmony it is often a question whether Mahomet shall go to the 
mountain or the mountain come to Mahomet. In a large degree 
it is true that a man should make his environment, but in a 

12 A Study of Our Civitization. 


smaller it is true that he must adapt himself to it. X^^is will sug- 
gest to you practical reasons for our "Study of Our Civilization." 
Our " Study " of to-day must be brief. It cannot be exhaustive. 
Guizot would give you volumes, I must give you minutes. 

Civilization is hard to define. It is difficult to treat. It is 
the most general fact in the world. To define is to specialize. 
To treat is to limit. We recognize easily the vast difllerence 
between the lack of civilization in a tribe of Hottentots, and the 
high degree of civilization reached by England, but who can put 
in a definition all it means of individual culture, material improve- 
ment, social order, and varied facilities for highest living? And 
yet, all there is in En^^nd, above what we see in the lowest sav' 
age and his surroundings, is what we mean by civilization. 
Guizot devotes a Vhole lecture to the definition, and it sums up in 
this. Civilization is measured by the degree of development of 
individual manhood and womanhood, on the one hand, and the 
degree of development of society, on the other hand. " Wherever 
the external condition of a man extends itself, vivifies, ameliorates 
itself; wherever the internal nature of man displays itself with 
lustre, with grandeur," there is civilization. Any thorough study 
of civilization must take into consideration these two factors 
separately, and then in all their relations, not simply grouping 
facts, but showing the relation of facts, and the causes that have 
produced them. 

Guizot does not thus thoroughly treat the subject, but tells us 
that he drops individual development out of his purview, and 
devotes himself entirely to the progress of society. Believing 
that the secret, the essential force, of all civilization lies in the 
individual and in the inner, spiritual forces that touch, stir and 
energize his interior nature to rise and exert its powers to mold 
its whole environment, we feel that Guizot's method is like that 


of the colored preacher in his famous sermon. ** Bredren, I will 
diwide my sermon into two parts: fustly, w'at is in de text? and 
secondly, w'at is not in de text? We will wras'le fust wid de las* 
proposition." He never got to the first. 

However, Guizot's definition reversed will answer our pur- 
pose to-day. " Whenever the internal nature of man displays 
itself with lustre, with grandeur; wherever the external condition 
of man extends itself, vivifies, ameliorates itself," there is civiliza- 
tion. That both parts of this definition are met in America, I 

A Study of Our Civilization, 13 

need not affirm. That thev are met here as nowhere else in all 
past history, and as nowhere else on the face of the globe to-day, 
it may be well to notice. The savage tribe has no individual cul- 
ture, and a miserable environment. Barbaric peoples are a little 
higher in one or the other respect. Semi-civilized nations are 
somewhat improved in both. The noted civilizations of the world 
command our admiration for some special trait, but are found 
wanting in others. The Greek in its palmy days had specimens 
of high individual gifts and culture, but it failed in social ameliora- 
tion. The Egyptian surprises us by the magnitude of its building, 
but it left humanity in degradation. The German surpasses in 
scolastic training, and perhaps in the average of its mental discip- 
line, but it lags in spirit and in the general material and social 
improvement of its people. The French, at its highest is brilliant, 
but its average of individual and social uplift is surprisingly low. 
The English is more solid, but is so bound in past forms and tradi- 
tions, that its conservatism prevents its keeping pace with the 
swiftest. But here under new conditions, amid unsurpassed facili- 
ties, we have a civilization, in which, by our universally imposed 
citizenship, our great common school system, the freedom and 
power of our press, and the influence and work of our churches, 
the internal nature of man is made to display itself with a lustre 
and grandeur never before equalled; while by the absence of all 
caste distinctions and titled aristocracy, of all chains of past tradi- 
tion and prejudice, in social, civil, and religious matters; as well 
as by the presence of our doctrine of the equal rights of all men, 
the vast natural resources that have made the bulk of the people 
prosperous, and the thrift and energy awakened by the impulse of 
a new life; this inner nature of man has found it possible to 
extend, and vivifv. and ameliorate its external conditions beyond 
all parallel. 

All this I say without fear of being charged with being a 
monomaniac on America, though they do tell of one man who 
was such a monomaniac on this subject that his friends thought 
the only cure was to take him abroad and convince him there was 
something outside of his own country. But there was nothing 
found in England, Greece had no charms for him, Egypt, hoary 
with age, was despised. Paris was laughed at, and Rome was 
abused, when at last thev took him into the Catacombs and 
marched him about through the labyrinth, till weary he asked to 

14 A Study of Our Civilization, 

rest, and sitting down in the twilight fell asleep. Then they 
arranged some skeletons around him as if getting up, one turning 
on its elbow, another leaning against the wall, another erect, and 
flashed on him their brilliant light. He roused, glanced about 
with agitation, but quickly exclaimed, "O I see! The resurrec- 
tion, and Tm the first man awake! America to the front!" 

Though I do think the other nations are but waking, getting 
up on elbow, almost erect, while America is on her feet, with a 
firm skeleton, fleshed, muscled, nerved, blooded, and all well 
enspirited; yet, it is well to remember that it is only America's 
morning. Her full day has not yet dawned. The newness of her 
life yet sings its gladness in all her veins. Now she is but a«child, 
giant though she be. What she shall be doth not yet appear. An 
old civilization, dead and laid on the historical shelf, is easily 
studied, but who shall master that which is to be.'* 

A civilization that is ripe and has no future of development 
before it may be easily analyzed. But the fresh young growth 
and promises of future development in America are the astonish- 
ment of the world. Think that only a little more than two hundred 
years ago the Puritans of Boston and Lynn surveyed fifteen miles 
westward and said it was useless to go farther than that as popula- 
tion would never go farther. Then watch the tides of population 
move over the Berkshire hills, cross the Hudson, scale the Alle- 
ghenies, fill the Mississippi valley, conquer the great plains, thread 
the canons of the ** Rockies," and build up empires on the Pacific 
slopes, while all the intervening spaces are filling under the whip 
and spur of steam and electricity. 

Culture moves apace also. Yonder fades the campfire, and 
dies away the war-whoop. Here comes the school, and rises the 
Academy, and spring into existence four hundred colleges, and 
begin to be seen the real University, with schools of all kinds 
magnificently endowed and thoroughly equipped, where science, 
language, art, philosophy display a growth that wakes the envy 
of the old world; while our printing presses groan beneath the 
burden of bearing the children of American brains; and chapels, 
churches, cathedrals, charities rise so fast the sun must greet ten 
new ones every time he climbs the eastern skies. 

Nor does invention lag. When our Constitution was being 
woven one hundred years ago, women carded wool, spun yarn and 
wove cloth by hand as they did when Hector fought and Homer 

A Study of Our CtviNzation, 1 5 

sang. But just then came Compton's spinning mule, Cartwright's 
power-loom in 1787, Whitney's cotton-gin 1793, and with this 
century hegan the multiplied inventions that fill our factories and 
make all fabrics so plentiful that none need be without. I chatted 
the other day with a friend, who, when 12 years old might have 
taken a ride on Fulton's first steam-boat, at 24 could not find an 
iron plow in all the world; at 36 might have heard the first "all 
aboard" for a railway train; at 38 could not find a match on earth, 
only a tinder box; at 43 read of the first steamer crossing the 
ocean; at 49 heard of the first telegraph message; *' What hath 
God wrought?'' — was ^o before he could have his picture taken or 
give his wife a sewing machine; was 75 when the new world 
first whispered under the ocean's bed into the ear of old mother 
England; was 80 when first he could sit at home and talk with 
his friend down town by telephone; was 85 when the electric 
light turned darkness into day; and now the playful lightnings 
seize his car and carry him to church and back. What wonders 
he has seen! But who can tell what we mav see ere we reach a 
hundred years? "Civilization moves on in a chariot of fire to 
destinies beyond all prophecy." 

Nor is the movement all straight forward. There are wheels 
within wheels, circles upon circles. The East is conservative, the 
West radical; the North is energetic, the South lethargic. 
Here is the daring of the mountains, there darkness of the 
mines, yonder the devil of Mormonism. Here is the intelligence 
of the College, there the unculture of a foreign population, yonder 
the ignorance of the cotton field. Here is the purity of the Chris- 
tian home, there the filth of tenement- house-row, yonder the foul 
blot of the liquor saloon. Here is the spirituality of the Christian 
Church, there the materialism of worldly unbelief, yonder the 
wickedness of anarchy and hell. Here is the power of wealth in 
corporation or trust, there the might of labor in brotherhood or 
union, yonder the poverty that has no skill, no land, no money, no 
bread. But according to Spencer all this is proof of evolution. 
It is the "transformation of an indefinite, incoherent homogeneity 
into a definite, coherent heterogeneity,'' "a complexity in unity." 

But all this movement within movement, various as the air. 
currents above us, cycles upon epi- cycles tracing, produces a maze 
as bewildering as nature itself to the student's earlier gaze. We 
need some Ariadne's thread to lead us through the labyrinth, some 

1 6 A Study of Our Civilization, 

general law, or principle, at least some working theory. Several 
have been suggested. 

Montesquieu has urged that Climatic conditions have much 
to do with the civilization of a people. He would include under 
this head, temperature, moisture, soil, relations of land and sea, 
and whether a country is level or mountainous. This may be 
illustrated by a mere reference to the Esquimaux in their huts of 
ice, and the Arabs in their tents upon the desert sands. Think of 
the Swiss upon their mountains, and the Hollanders behind their 
dikes. The every varying beauty of Greece, of hill and dell, of 
sea and sky, are thought to have had much to do with developing 
the esthetic taste of that people whose productions in art and liter- 
ature are the incarnations of tiie beautiful; while in Egypt the 
unchanging expanse of sand, the steady on-flow of its mysterious 
river, the rainless, almost cloudless, and hence unvarying sky; left 
the Egyptians without a sense of the beautiful, but lead to the 
incarnation of the substantial, the enduring, the eternal in their 
pyramids. The torrid zone with its easy, indolent, barbaric, or 
only semi-civilized life; and the temperate zone with its change- 
ableness demanding work, forethought and invention, hence hav- 
ing within it the highest forms of civilization yet reached; is a 
broader generalization on the same line. 

Apply this thought to our country, and you will agree with 
Gladstone that **the United States has a natural base for the 
greatest continuous empire ever established by man," and we may 
well say the natural base for the highest civilization ever produced. 
The wide range of our climate, from the eternal snow of our 
mountains and the temperateness of the great river valleys, to the 
almost torrid heat along the gulf; the variety and richness of our 
soil, from the dry table-lands and wide areas of equable rains, to 
the humidity of the swamps, everglades and rice-fields; the 
abundance of our gold and silver, the uncounted measure of coal 
and ore, the mysterious bursting forth of oil and gas to light our 
nights and run our machinery, and the docility of the lightning in 
carrying our messages and bearing our burdens; the wonderful 
natural scenery, great lakes and rivers, wide expanse of prairie 
and plain, beauty of hill and dell, wildness of canon and precipice 
and the magnificence of our mountains; are not all these suflficient 
as a natural base for a great civilization? 

We answer, yes, enough to support, enough to modify, but 

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not enough to cause. Had these material conditions been a suffi- 
cient cause, why should the Indians remain here for generations 
and degenerate into savages? The same question might be asked 
of every land where there has been a civilization. If climatic con- 
ditions, which in general are the same in any one place, are the 
cause of civilization, why has not the cause always produced the 
same effect under the same conditions? Evidentlv it has not, 
and cannot be accepted as a clew to **Our Civilization." 

Guizot was getting near the truth when he laid down the 
proposition that '* after all, whatever external events (or surround- 
ings) may be, it is man himself who makes the world." Let us 
look at man, and see what it is in him that causes him to build up 
and carry forward a civilization in one time and place, and not in 

It has been suggested that race peculiarities would solve the 
problem. It may not be an idle thought. Each race has its 
special characteristics, and these do seem to be connected with its 
civilization. Think of the sons of Shem on the broad plains of 
China, in the ancient valley of the Euphrates, and on the storied 
mountains of Jerusalem; turn to the sons of Ham in the cities of 
Tyre and Sidon and amid the magnificent ruins of Thebes and 
Memphis, of Luxor and Carnak; and then look at the sons of 
fapheth in classic shades of Greece, on the seven hills, of Rome, in 
the deep forests of Germany and the narrow isles of Britain ; and 
marked differences will rise before vour minds. 

Try this clew upon America and what is the result? What 
race is it builds this new civilization? Race? No one race, for 
here are all races. The fierce, wild, roving, Mohammedan Arab; 
the sullen, stoical, rebellious red-man of the forest; the long- 
oppressed, ever-youthful, now -rising son of Africa; the sleepy - 
looking, much-abused, uncomplaining, hard-working Chinaman; 
the stolid, enduring, just- waking, dynamite-making Sclav of Rus- 
sia and Central Europe; the late-aroused, astonished, teachable, 
aspiring child of Japan; the bright, reflective, philosophical, 
almost spiritual Brahmin of Hindu; the free-born, hardy, earnest 
liberty- loving man of Scandinavia; the witty, working, hopeful, 
loyal, loving, fighting son of Erin; the sprightly, artistic, scientific, 
glory-loving Frenchman; the long-headed, open-faced, silent, 
thoughtful Scot; the broad-browed, large-brained, plodding, all- 
conquering German; the steady, conservative, practical, domineer- 

i8 A Study of Our Civilization, 

ing Briton; the free, nervous, enthusiastic, hurrying, all-daring 
American; all these and more, from all lands and seas, join hands 
and hearts, loves and lives, to produce a new race, the cosmopoli- 
tan man, 

** A man so various that he'll seem to be 
Not one, but all mankind's epitome;*' 

whose like ne'er vet was seen, save once in Palestine; whose civili- 
zation could not guage, all the dreams of the golden age. 

What help can thoughts or theories of different civilizations 
by different races be in such a combination? Moreover the prob- 
lem would not be solved if we assume the more difficult half, man, 
in order to explain the easier half, what he produces. Still more, 
mankind is various only in non-essentials. In essence, humanity is 
one. Essential unity cannot account for diversity. What has it 
been that has impelled men to build up varied civilizations, what is 
it now impels them with such energy to build better than ever 
before.** What is it has made the races different ? What has made 
man what he has been, and what he is? 

Hear Guizot again as he gets nearer still to the truth. " It is 
in proportion to the ideas, sentiments, and dispositions, moral and 
intellectual, of man, that the world becomes regulated, progres- 
sive" i. e., civilized. Then he goes on to show how varied ideas 
from different directions have blended to procure French civiliza- 
tion. At this we may well look, for it is a favorite theory to-day. 
Dominant ideas have produced the different civilizations, we are 
told. Heautv was the dominant idea in Greece. It carried to 
high culture the aesthetic element in individuals, and made the 
beautiful the supreme thing in all Grecian art, life and literature. 
"To rule'' was the dominant idea in Rome. It led forth the cor- 
responding element in humanity, the juridical, and stamped law 
and order on all the activities and institutions of the Roman 
Empire. '* To know" is the dominant idea in Germany. It has 
brought the power of acquiring and holding knowledge to a high 
level in that people, but left them with neither the aesthetic nor 
the practical. 

Hut why gather farther illustrations ? You get the idea. 
Apply it to our country. What is the dominant idea here? There 
is none, but all ideas are claiming this new field. Ideas from the 
heavens, from all the earth's corners, froin hell itself, are struggling 

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for the master}'. The scull of America is the Armageddon of the 
world. Thought flies fast and thick o'er reason's forted fields. 
Giants hurl volumes with terrific shock. Hoe's presses darken all 
the air w^ith flying bombs. The Gatling guns of oratory are never 
still. Old superstitions are exploded by the dynamite of fact. 
Iron-clad creeds that have stood many a charge, and counter charge, 
show ominous gaps and seams. New theories in battalions spring 
out ot the yeasting seas of doubt like Minervas, all armed and 
equipped for the fray. ** There are voices, and thunders, and light- 
nings; and there is a great earthquake (of ideas) such as was not 
since men were upon the earth." Which idea shall rule? 
Which opinion shall prevail.^ The issue is momentous. 

Beasts tight with fang and claw. Man did fight with club 
and sword and gun. Now brain fights with brain, hurling facts 
and principles and ideals. See the battalions fire — educational 
ideas, scientific ideas, philosophic ideas, social ideas, economic 
ideas, political ideas, sceptical ideas, religious ideas, moral ideas. 
Behold them charge, all on fire with enthusiasm, determined to 
conquer. The battle waxes hotter and hotter, not with the noise 
of them that shout, but with the silent, swift, mighty energy of 
spirit with spirit, in the last grapple of victory where the back- 
hold and hip lock of logic must decide the day, while the destiny 
of millions hangs in the balance. Which idea shall win? Which 
opinion shall prevail? The issue is momentous. 

Admitting that civilization is a product of man's activity, we 
may also admit that what man is individually in degree of develop- 
ment "is in proportion to the ideas, sentiments, and dispositions, 
moral and intellectual," which he possesses, or which possess him. 
But whence come these ideas, and their wondrous energy? 
Ideas do not account for themselves, nor for the life and power 
there is in them. There must be a deeper fountain out of which 
they flow, and from which they receive their energy. To this 
I would call your attention; but the proposition I lay down, there 
is not time to develop. I hope the man is born, he may be here 
to-dav, who will devote his life to it, and give us n real history of 
civilization, such as Guizot and Buckle have failed to produce. 

The proposition is this: that the varied civilizations of the 
world, are the result of the varied religions of mankind; and so 
"Our Civilization" is the product of our religion. 

The tracing of this thought in history is a most fascinating 

20 A Study of Our Civilization, 

pleasure. At our leisure go back to the old civilizations of Egypt 
and Assyria, of Greece and Rome, and see how they were the 
necssary result of their religions; and that Judaism was a product 
of the Mosaic Revelation and worship. Then journey to the 
banks of the Ganges to see that the old India, now changing, was 
the fruit of Brahmanism; thence to the valley of the Yang-tse- 
Kiang to note how Confucianism has produced China; on to the 
" Land of the Rising Sun '' to learn how the old Japan, now fad- 
ing away, was the child of Shintoism; then back to the Bosphor- 
ous to observe that Turkey and the unspeakable Turk are born of 
Mohammedanism; and then come home to our Lava Beds to be 
convinced that the Modoc is what his religion has made him. 
Then come within the pale of what is Christianity to find that the 
Greek Church with its doctrine and worship has produced Russia; 
that Romanism with its teaching and practice is responsible for 
the condition of Spain and Italy; that Lutheranism, modified by 
Romanism on one side and Rationalism on the other, has made 
Germany what she is; and that the Church of England leaning 
on Independency on the right, and on Catholicism on the left„ has 
lifted Britain to her present place; and you will begin to ieel that 
you have in your hand the key to this great problem of the world's 
varied civilizations, and of **Our Civilization'' as well. 

From this standpoint let us look at our country. What do 
we see? Scepticism and doubt breeding anarchy and crime; a 
dark Fetichism among some of our colored people: the weird wor- 
ship of the Great Spirit among the red men; the Joss house on 
the Pacific coast; the foul blot of Mormonism around Salt Lake; 
a weak Theosoply in the air of Boston; and Romanism with its 
repressive hand on the minds and hearts of thousands every- 
where? Yes, yes; we see all that; but 1 say unto you that there 
is a greater than all these here in America. It is the life and 
power of the Lord Jesus Christ in the purest, free-est, highest 
form of Christianity the world has ever seen. The religion of 
Jesus is displaying more power, liberating more souls, dominating 
more lives, inspiring more activity, curbing more wrongs, lifting 
up to more spirituality, winning more victories in our land to-day, 
than any force has ever done anywhere in history. It has moulded 
our past, it will direct our future. 

By religion, I do not mean a creed, a form, a Church. By 
the religion of Jesus 1 do mean the life of God in a human soul. 

A Study of Our Civilization. 2: 

as it thrills it in regeneration, and fills it in the richer experiences 
of saving grace and indwelling power. 

This is a living force, divinely given, and divinely main- 
tained. It nmnifests itself in three characteristics that have marked 
"Our Civilization.'' 

It wakes in the individual a sense of freedom; freedom from 
guilt, from the penalty of violated law, from the chains of old 
habits, from the limitations of the state of spiritual death; freedom 
to a new life, to love, to think, to believe, to will, to let the inner 
life flow out spontaneously in harmony with the will of the uni- 
verse, which is the highest freetlom. This sense of freedom 
within, soon demands freedom in the realm of the external life 
also. The new born man frets if in slavery, chafes, under caste 
restrictions, rises against social limitations, demands the removal 
of obstructions in civil law, tears away all barriers of free thought, 
will not abide the cramp of a too narrow creed, nor die in the vise 
of an antiquated form. Filled with this sense of freedom, he risesf 
to be the apostle of freedom, tbe reformer of Church and State, 
the liberator of humanity, the widener of man's sphere in the 
material world by study, invention, experiment, science. This 
is the fountain of the freedom, the liberty that characterizes ** Our 
Civilization." It has had a hard fight for dominance over the 
rigidness of Puritanism, the narrowness of ignorance, the formalism 
of dead churches, the. Calvinism that bound the will, the Roman- 
ism that would hold the intellect in the bonds of superstitions, and 
especially for the rights of childhood, the equality of womanhood, 
and the freedom of manhood from slaverv. (ilorious is this free- 
dom, and glorious has been its work. 

But it has its dangers too. It becomes contagious. Born of 
Christianity it soon filters through the thought of the day, seasons 
the talk of the street, colors the language of society, fills the pages 
of literature, enters the political arena. Awakened in those who 
are not Christians, it is prone to run to license. It soon knows no 
limits, breaks all restraints, flies in the face of all authority, 
tramples on the rights of all others. So in America to-day, men 
have taken the bit in their teeth, and are rushing madly for per- 
sonal liberty. They would destroy all social order, overthrow all 
civil government, break down all religious institutions, hurl Jeho- 
vah from his throne, that they might be free to follow the behests 

22 A Study of Our Civilization. 

of their own selfish desires in disregard of the rights of others. Is 
there no help for this? 

Christianity provides an antidote in the truly regenerate soul. 
In such it enthrones conscience. In the soul's earlifif joy of free- 
dom, it begins to hear a voice demanding that it shall be right- 
eous. Christianity not only frees Luther from Rome, but it makes 
him stand in the midst of the Diet at Worms and say ** Here I 
stand. I can do no other. It is not safe for a man to disobey his 
conscience." Conscience demands righteousness, and righteous- 
ness is harmony with the divine will and the highest interests of 
humanity. The Christian man thus comes voluntarily to put the 
proper limits on his freedom, and yet feel within those limits the 
highest liberty. Then this internal sense of righteousness begins 
to demand righteousness in its external surroundings. Thus the 
reformer is born who wants to right all wrongs and put down all 

This is the second characteristic of '* Our Civilization." As 
the sense of freedom is felt first in the individual, and then the 
tiemand of righteousness, so has it been in the history of our country. 
But this element of righteousness and justice does not lag far 
behind. It should soon come to keep exact pace with the former. 
They are the centrifugal and centripetal forces of a free moral 
universe. Either one without the other will work ruin. Chris- 
tianity tends to bring them to an exact balance. So has it been in 
our history. The patriots of the Revolution were sustained by an 
outraged sense of justice, as much as by a desire for liberty. The 
Constitution was a compromise between the two, or rather was 
born of the marriage of liberty and justice. Slavery was not over- 
thrown by the mere sentiment that all men should be free, but at 
last the aroused conscience of the North joined hands with it, 
declaring that slavery was an unrighteous outrage upon humanity, 
and in the blood of battle it was abolished forever. 

This second characteristic of ** Our Civilization," internal 
righteousness and external rightncss or justice, is coming to the 
front in American life to day. It is this that calls for fair dealing 
with the Indian, for a fair count at the ballot box, for a clean Civil 
Service, for the destruction of Mormon Polygamy, and the com- 
plete overthrow of the saloon. The great battles of to-day are 
moral battles. Righteousness is coming to her throne. The cry 
has been, " Make way for liberty." The cry is now, " Make way 

A Study of Our Civilization. 23 

for righteousness." " Liberty Enlightening the World " has come 
to her pedestal. Righteousness ruling in justice, must come to 
hers, and come she will. The conscience of America is moving, 
and when conscience moves, God moves. Before Him all shadows 
fly, all evils die; all chains are broken, all wrongs are righted. 

When these two characteristics, freedom and righteousness, 
liberty and justice, are fully and jointly enthroned in " Our Civili- 
zation," then will dawn the day of a universal Christian Brother- 
hood. This is alreadv a dav of brotherhoods. Fraternities for 
social ends. Brotherhoods of toil, Knights of Labor, Leagues and 
Trusts and combinations of many kinds, fill all the land. They 
are the forerunners, the harbingers, the stepping stones to that 
higher Brotherhood in Christ, that is soon to come. They seek 
personal gratification, individual rights, selfish aggrandizement, 
license to do wrong, or the prevalence of public Law and Order. 
They may serve well their ends, but are limited in scope and pur- 
pose, and must all give way before, or be absorbed in that Univer- 
sal Brotherhood in Christ, which makes all men free in the highest 
liberty, and yet holds all men in their own sphere and crowns 
justice queen of all, in a land of peace, plenty and happiness. 

This coming civilization may be likened to the most beautiful 
building on earth. It stands in a spacious park, by the banks of 
the Jumna, in India. Passing through a gate-way of red sand- 
stone, inlaid with white marble mosaic and sentences from the 
Koran, you follow an avenue in which eighty -four fountains are 
playing, and in the midst of which there is a large marble reser- 
voir surrounded by double rows of cypress trees. The air is full 
of the music of singing birds and rippling waters, of the fragrance 
of the orange and the rose. Here stands the building on a marble 
terrace thirty feet high, from which rise the white marble walls to 
the dome seventy-five feet in diameter and shining like silver, 
over the summit of which gleams the golden crescent, three 
hundred feet in air. Pass within and the richness dazzles and 
bewilders. Costly gems and precious stones are woven into mar- 
velous designs and wrought into the building everywhere. Thou- 
sands of pounds each of opal and ruby, of emerald and sapphire, 
lend their beauty. Ten tons of turquoise, nineteen tons of lapis 
lazuli, twenty-two tons of agate and onyx, thirty-nine tons of 
• cornelian, help to make up the sixteen million dollars spent for 
materials, wrought into this wonderful structure by one hundred 

24 -^ Fraternal Chat, 

and forty million days' labor. See the white marble cenotaph 
with flowers of precious stones so well inlaid they seem like rich 
embroidery on softest satin. Here is a leaf of carnation made of 
thirty-five kinds of carnelian; there is a blossom in which glow a 
score of gems; and yonder a single flower holding three hundred 
precious stones. Now leave details, and rise to general impres- 
sions, and its delicacy of finish, its living, breathing beauty, its 
fine ethereal spirituality, what tongue can tell. ^ Breathe upon the 
flute and send its echoes up among the arched alcoves, and they 
will fall from yonder dome like music of angels' songs, blending 
with the notes of harpers harping on their harps. But, alas it is a 
tomb! The Taj I The tomb of a buried Shah. Yea, more, the 
tomb of a dying civilization, for all around within, in precious 
stones, and without in heavy marble, is inlaid the whole of the 

Turn you, brothers. Here rises a living temple; a continent 
its park; wide prairies its lawns; rtvers, lakes, Niagaras and 
Yosemites its reservoirs and fountains; great mountains its ter- 
races at whose feet break two oceans in subdued thunder, while 
the hum of industry and the songs of happiness fill all the fragrant 
air. Up rise the walls built of pure white souls, redeemed, blood- 
washed, filled with a divine beauty, to where the dome of heaven's 
love bears aloft the Cross of Calvary. Within are brought the 
worthy products of humblest toil, the manifold works of all cun- 
ning hands, the living thoughts of all earnest brains, the shining 
deeds of all holy souls, and each and all are wrought into a thing 
of beauty such as earth ne'er saw before. And now read all 
around its walls, and under all its arches, in letters that glow and 
burn, the full Gospel of the Son of God; while softly, sweetly, 
stronger, like the voice of many waters, rises the song of three 
billion freemen; "Liberty and Righteousness." 
That is **Our Civilization.'* 



Scene: A college sindenfs sancttitn^ Arthur IV., a young 
law student, solus, contemplating a box of apples on the table. 
Knocking at the door. Rap, rap, rap. rap., rap, rap. 

A Fraternal Chat, 25 

Arthur hastily tries to hide the apples^ but has not time; 
gives it uf and calls out; Come in. 

Enter Tom, Jack, Will, Ned, and Rob. 

Arthur, risings Come in boys; I m glad to see you. Fve 
just invested in a peck of apples; sit down and sample them. 

Tom. Oh no; wouldn't think of imposing on your good 
nature. Takes several; all help themselves freely. 

Arthur. Come share this seat with me, Rob. There, Jack, 
is my trunk you can utilize. 

Jack Thankee, I'll sit on the table by the apples. 

Ned. Ahem! 

Will. Toss me another apple, Jack. 

Ned, louder. Ahem! 

Arthur. Help yourselves all of you. Here's plenty for all. 

Ned, still louder. Ahem! 

Arthur. Hallo, Ned. What's burdening your mind now? 

Ned. Ahem! I have the honor to announce in the name of 
this honorable company of distinguished collegians — 

Will. Shut up, or I'll heave the coal scuttle at you. Arthur 
we came to talk over that new boy we want to get in the chapter. 
Have vou seen him? 


Arthur. No. 

Will. Well he is tip-top, I tell you. He was put into the 
Soph., right off, and I shouldn't be surprised if he led his class. 

Jack. And he can bat a liner to center-field, and catch on 
short-stop as pretty as any man you ever saw. We Juniors will 
have to work up this year in Base-ball. 

Ned. Well Arthur, honestly, I want you to look at him and 
pass your judgment on him. I don't altogether like his face and 
I heard him use an oath the other dav. 

Tom. Yes, but he is going to be one of the most popular 
fellows in the college; just see if don't. 

Will. Ned is a theologue, and thinks swearing is a capital 
crime. He's first class in his studies all the same. 

Ned. You want him to make up for your own deficiency 
in that line, do you? He would not find it hard to lead the Sophs 
if thev were all like vou. 

Will. I've heard it said that you scored several zeros your- 
self, in days past, Master Ned. 

Tom. I say, we've got only one theologue and we can't let 

26 A Fraternal Chat. 

him get into a row, or his moral example will be lost. Arthur, 
you are our embryo judge; suppose you sit upon this case. 

Rob, (with an air of importance)., I think he ought to sit 
upon the contestants. 

A solemn pause., then; 

Jack. A Fresh, joke — all laugh. 

Omnes. Ha! ha! ha! 

Rob has the " dry grins.^'* 

Arthur. That's an idea, boys, I tell you what let's do, I'll 
promise to look at your new man this evening, if I can find him. 
In the meantime let's have a discussion and settle, these mooted 
points as to our standard for new members. Ned, Jack, Will, and 
Tom, do you advocate your views on the subject. Rob and I will 
consider the arguments and decide upon the merits of the case. 

Rob. Good! Now I'll sit upon you. 

Jack. Don't be too sanguine, sonny. All right, Arthur. 
Ned, you must lead off and open the ball. 

Tom. Oyez! Oyez! The honorable kick-a-poo court of this 
Delta Tau Delta Chapter has now met contrary to law. 

Rob. If you don't speak more respectfully we'll fine you 
for contempt of court. 

Will. O righteous judge! He deserves to be enthroned. 
Enthrones him on the hook-case. 

Tom. Jack, throw me another apple. 

Jack. I won't do it. You've had ^\^ to our three already. 
Do you want to eat up the whole lot.'* 

Arthur. Now boys, let's quit fooling and discuss this ques- 
tion in earnest. It's a serious question to our Fraternity, Ned, 
let's hear what you have to say. 

Ned. Well, my ideal brother must be a man, or the making 
of one; and when I say a man., I do not mean a physical develop- 
ment of bone and muscle in human shape; but I mean one in 
whom humanity is strongest and truest. One whose honor is 
unassailable and whose word unimpeachable. If I can find such 
a man as this, I am willing to make him my brother without 
further delav. 

Will. And you would make up a most excellent chapter, 
with your conscientious true-pennies; too virtuous to render their 
society attractive, toO meek to assert its existence, and too dull to 
win distinction for it by their eftbrts. 

A Fraternal Chat, 27 

Ned. Interrupt me not, most incredulous of cynics. When 
I find a man, therefore, who is true to his word, who has a keen 
perception of the difference between right and wrong, who is 
strong enough to do the right and leave the wrong undone, who is 
active enough to influence others, and who dares to do right at 
the risk of unpopularity, I am satisfied. True, I would be better 
pleased if he were brilliant in scholarship or society; but these 
with me are minor considerations. 

Will. Most righteously, most worthily said. And yet*in 
what will this chapter of strictly moral persons benefit the Frater- 
nity.^ How will it accomplish the end for which the Fraternity 
exists? Jifet imagine a cabinet composed of strictly moral nutri- 
skulls! Now hear what I have to say. We are not choosing 
men for ourselves alone, but for the general honor and welfare of 
our chapter. A chapter of such men as you have described will 
go through college in plodding mediocrity, leaving no mark Of 
blackness or brightness behind them. Then they will be lost in 
the gulf of the honest common-place. As lawyers, farmers, min- 
isters, or what not, they will win no more than a mere local dis- 
tinction. Will they best serve their order thus? Does our pros- 
perity consist in members, mediocrity, and morality? A Frater- 
nity, Ned, is a human institution and must be measured by its suc- 
cess. Then I say that we owe it to our Fraternity to insist upon 
such an intellectual standard as will insure a probability of its 
members attaining some eminence in life; and of their giving 
weight and importance to their order in the eyes of the Greek 
world. Our Fraternity is pure gold. Then we should not set 
less than diamonds or pearls in it. 

Tom. What Will says is very true; but look here. Will's 
ideal book worm is not going to work all these wonders. A man 
must have a social position in order to have influence. Will's 
literary genius could shut himself up in his study, lead classes, and 
win medals all through his course, and yet not win the respect of 
one class-mate. We want men who can make Delta Tau Delta 
known now to the outside world — who can brush into the thickest 
of the scramble and win victory by their popularity. A Fraternity 
is a corporation, but a college corporation. Its work must be done 
and its victories achieved in colleges, not hereafter. We are 
proud of the honors won by our Alumni, but must insist on our 
actives winning their laurels, too. Not the least among these 

sS A Fraternal Chat, 

honors is that popular regard, which is the reward of rightly exer- 
cised social powers. If we have no men of this stamp, no good 
material will be attracted to us. 

Arthur. Well, Jack, what have you to say for yourself? 
We haven't heard from you since you championed my apple box. 

Jack — rising. Well fellows, you know what my hobby is. 
Now I'll tell you what lends rlignity to it in my eyes, and makes 
me feel that I am doing my Fraternity good service. In my Base- 
ball playing, I look around me and I see that every college encour- 
ages the development of physical manhood in its students. Those 
old Greeks, whom Prof. Drybones tell us about, believed in physi- 
cal development, and would have made first rate Base-ball players 
if they had known how. It is pretty well settled now that ath- 
letics is one of the necessarv branches of education. Therefore 
whatever mjember of a college Fraternity can win distinction in 
this department, though he may not be a brilliant scholar, or a 
saint, or a society star, is still adding in his humble way to the 
strength of the order he loves, by making it a power on the col- 
lege campus. 

Arthur, \yell said, old boy, and right nobly have you done 
your part. Clasps his hand. 

Nkd. Come now, O wise disciple of Blackstone and Coke, 
invoke the manes of the learned bench and deliver your judicial 

Arthur. When old Experience unlocks his treasury, he 
brings out many precious jewels for untried youth to use. I 
would that I could do so now from the varied incidents of my 
long fraternal career. Boys, I have listened with the greatest 
pleasure to your arguments, and can almost agree with you all. 
Let me allude briefiy to each of your ideas. Ned you are entirely 
right in saying that we want true, good and honest men in our 
new material. The temptation is to overlook Hiults in this direc- 
tion, provided other qualities are dazzling and attractive. But in 
yielding to it we become like moths, who fiy to the light to be 
consumed in the flame. When we think of the tie which binds us 
together under the name of '* fratcrs," ])rf)thers, we must see that 
the foundation for this fraternal intercourse must be laid deep in 
those better feelings and moral obligations which separate the 
gentleman from the brute. Before we can call a man ''brother," 
we must be sure that he has in him those elements of truth and 

A Fraternal Chat, 2^ 

honor, which are the foundation stones of character. But again, 
and in this I think you will agree with me, Ned, this forms only 
the beginning of what we must look for in our man. We do not 
want a dullard, nor a recluse, simply because his morals are right. 
We must insist upon a certain literary standard. The soul, the 
conscience of the chapter lies in the moral sense of its members; 
but its mind must also be above the average, for in that lies the 
road to success. And not only in the natural quickness of his 
power of application and ambition to excel, must we judge our 
new man. Laggards are as dead a weight as dullards. We must 
get men who will make it a point to leave their names in honor- 
able places on the college register. But Tom's argument is of 
great force here. We ought to pick men who have common 
sense, as well as uncommon Your intellectual numskull and 
learned dolt will not win respect for the chapter by sheer dint of 
high averages. Our chapter needs a heart as well as a mind and 
a conscience. And it is its heart, which will endear it to those 
outside of our pale, wiiose esteem we most value. Men with ster- 


ling social qualities should be zealously sought after. Lastly, we 
need to be well represented on the campus, and ill will he fare 
who despises his body in his care for his mind. We want knighte, 
who will wear the purple, gold and white as a token in their hel- 
mets, and bring it from the field with its honor unstained. 

Now, you say that it is impossible to get all our new men 
such as this ideal. Yes it is. It would be an exceptional chapter 
which is formed entirely of such men. But we can insist on the 
moral and literary foundation, at least, and then on excellence in 
some one point. And then we will have an '' all round " c/iap- 
ter, even though it is not composed entirely of 'all round'' men. 
Such is my judgment. 

Omnes. Bravo! bravo! 

Rob. ril tell you what, boys, this is the best talk up I've 
heard since I was initiated, and I just think you old fellows ought 
to have such talks often for the benefit of the younger members. 
I am sure they must have such chats as this in other chapters, and 
I think we ought to have them, too. 

GEO. L. CROCKET, B, Q. '^6, 

30 A Lost Chord Found. — Alumni Organization. 



Wc stood alone in the choir-loft 

By the organ, tall and grim, 
While over the keys her fingers 

Followed their own sweet whim; 
I spoke of the coming parting, 

And plead one farewell kiss; 
But her modest wish forbade me, 

Lest the sexton old might list; 
When I struck on the organ, a strong, full chord, 

And e'er the echoes died. 
In the twilight dim of the old gray church, 

I kissed my promised bride. 


We met again by the organ, 

When many years had fled, 
But she thought me cold and heartless, 

And I thought her love dead; 
I spoke of our last fond parting. 

Of the chord and its tender tide. 
And how, like the sound of that music. 

Our love had throbbed and died; 
Then my heart leaped up with a great, glad boutid. 

And forgot its recent pain, 
For she blushed, and dropping her lashes, said: 
** Could you find me that chord again ?" 

W. A. H., H. '89. 


In estimating their membership, the Greek -letter societies, of 
course, always include their alumni, organized or unorganized, 
accessible or inaccessible. By this means we find a good many 
rolls footing up between ^\e^ and ten thousand, where really there 
are not more than five to ten hundred in active sympathy with the 
fraternity work, and the fraternity's success. Of this number, as 
a general thing, the undergraduate actives make up at least four- 

Now, no one will undertake to say that the alumni are not 
bona jide members of the fraternity, neither that they are an un- 

Alumni Organization, 31 

important element therein; still, from a practical standpoint, this 
is largely true in all of the College Fraternities. I believe there 
*s no one of these clubs with any proper and definite organization, 
including within its scope more than one-tenth of its out-of-col- 
lege members. The ratio is hardly large enough to give any 
assurance of permanent success to the society, should it continue 
to go on the same. On the contrary, the probability is that those 
now incjuded among active sympathizers and workers, will gradu- 
ally drop off, to be succeeded by the new increment of recent 

To guarantee permanency of growth, and give a foundatipn 
for whatever expansion and development this literary-club idea is 
capable of, it will be necessary to take some step not only to 
increase the ratio of thorough converts, but also to devise means 
of retaining in ferpetua a large number of that class. 

In short, the time is ripe for alumni organization of a substan- 
tial character. The Delta Tau Delta, in common with several of 
the other fraternities, has a sufficiently large graduate membership 
to give room for hopeful work in this direction. There is scarcely 


a town of five thousand inhabitants in the West, or Northwest, but 
has from five to twenty Deltas for inhabitants. Many of them 
have not a sufficient number to make the establishment of an 
alumni club feasible. Many of them that have such a number 
have never been looked upon with a view of any such develop- 
ment. It is not good that this should be the case. 

Here in the South, too, the case is even worse, but with better 
cause. The recent consolidation of the *' Rainbow " with Delta 
Tau Delta gave the latter nearly twenty-five hundred unorganized, 
unregistered, almost unknown members, in the Southern states. 
Under the old Rainbow regime no well arranged residence direc- 
lory of these men, no address index had been kept, so that it is 
almost an impossible task now to get tidings of many of them — 
much less arouse their interest in fraternity work or secure their 
support of the fraternity institutions. 

I am an old Rainbow myself — therefore a Delta, though an 
alumnus long years before the consolidation took place. I have 
been frequently asked by my younger Rainbow brethren, since 
they became Deltas, as well as by original initiates of the latter 
society, what I thought of the possibility of an organization of 
the former members of W. W. W. 

j^2 Alumni Organization, 

A verv casual observation of the condition of A, T. J., as well 
as of many of her very boastful and prosperous rivals, has led me 
heretofore to rejoin : How can you expect to organize new terri- 
tory when you have assiduously neglected the old ? The present 
organization of the Alumni of J. T, A,^ as also of the other large 
societies of this class, consists, to a great extent, in some half a 
dozen or more associations or chapters in some of the larger cities. 
It is good enough, what there is of it. 

It reminds me of the Western cowboy at his first hotel din- 
ner, after tasting exhaustively from the small dishes set near him, 
he remarked to the waiters: "The samples are all right, why 
don't you bring on the dinner ?" But with an AlumnL chapter 
flourishing in every town large eaough to contain one, I do not 
think the main object much nearer accomplishment than now. 
The chapter membership even then would be greatly in the 
minority. There must be some more effective and comprehensive 
plan devised, if possible. It must include features calculated to 
attract the attention or fasten the fancy of men who have out- 
grown many of their boyish likes and dislikes, idtas and tastes. 
The leniency of detached chapter organizations, rather carelessly 
conducted, does not seem to be the thing. 

What shall it be then ? 

Now, I don't know, but I am in danger of getting beyond 
my depth. It is easier to tear down than to build again. It is 
much easier to diagnose an ill than to prescribe a panacea. Yet 
it is a step in the right direction to come to a thorough realization 
of the nature and extent of the ill. The alumni are needed, and 
must be retained, interested, made useful. We start on that. A 
suggestion of an idea that comes to me, and I will leave the dis- 
cussion of its merits and demerits, the application of its useful- 
ness — if it have any such feature — to more experienced fraternity 
men. My connection with the fraternity, though always interest- 
ing to me. has been of a rather desultory character ; so that my 
theories mav be rather crude in fact. 

Without elaboration — the plan seems to me to be: the institu- 
tion of an abiding out of-coUege league, with features widening 
its comprehensions beyond the college fraternity somewhat, yet 
growing out at it. Let the initiation into the more comprehensive 
mysteries take place at each commencement of the universities, 
fastening in stronger bonds the outgoing fratcrs, and let no othefg 

7%e Pan-Hellenic of Chattanooga, 33 

be admissible. Of course much will depend upon the character 
of relationship established by the new bond ; yet it will be neces- 
sary, and more easy, to keep track of each and every member 
thereafter through such efficient officers as the league may select. 
These leagues may retain their location at the respective institu- 
tions of learning, or be subdivided into state leagues, comprising 
for membership such contributions from the various league-homes 
as may reside within the borders of that state. This may be 
expeditiously managed by the transfer direct from the home-league 
to the proper state-league, each branch being periodically notified 
of, and keeping a record of, all new members. Meantime a per- 
fect and methodical organization naturally draws in the outlying 
fraters of past days, so that there conies a steady growth to take 
the place of the former unsteady fluctuation. 

If desirable, all secrecy in the outer organization, exclusive 
of the undergraduate initiation and chapter work, may be elimi- 
nated. What is desirable is a thorough, careful organization, 
dating from the chapter itself 

Suppose you give this for what it may be worth, and perhaps 
it may provoke something more feasible or useful from some 
one else. A Rainbow of '80. 


About a year ago the members of the various Greek -letter 
Fraternities residing in Chattanooga organized themselves into a 
social club, called the Pan-Hellenic Association of Chattanooga. 
The idea was found to be a popular one, the club gaining a mem- 
bership of one hundred and forty in a few weeks. None but 
"Greeks" were admissable. The membership is composed of 
representatives from twenty-four distinct fraternities, the following 
being their names: Alpha Delta Phi, Alpha Tau Omega, Beta 
Theta Pi, Delta Kappa Epsilon, Delta Tau Delta, Delta Upsilon, 
Delta Phi, Delta Chi Alpha, Delta Psi, Theta Delta Chi. Kappa 
Alpha, Kappa Sigma, Pi Kappa Alpha, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, 
Sigma Nu, Sigma Chi, Tau Epsilon Pi, Phi Gamma Delta. Phi 
Delta Theta, Phi Delta Phi, Phi Kappa Psi, Chi Phi, Chi Psi, and 
Psi Upsilon. 

34 7>i« Pan- Hellenic of Chattanooga. 

In April the club held its first public reception and banquet, 
which was attended by middle aged and young, lawyers, doctors, 
bankers, ex-congressmen, judges, etc., and all enjoyed the occasion. 

On Friday evening, December 7th, the club held its second 
semi-annual banquet and reception, the wives, daughters, sisters 
and sweet-hearts of the various members being present. The late 
hours of the evening were given to dancing by the youthful mem- 
bers of the assemblage. The menu of the occcasion was a curi- 
osity of its sort; so much so that we give it below: 


B\v€ Tlcpyr Ovarep^ — Pav 

TeppaTTiv 2ov7r. 

Baxed MaxHavavye TpovT 

viB 2apaTooya Xitts, 

2Tvq}q}€5 Mavycoe^ — Kveev OXives. 
BXeexeS KeXepv — Mi^eS IIiHHXe?. 


XpipiTt 2aXa6 — Aoftarep 2aXa6. 
XiKKSv KpoHver^ — Ovffrep IlaTTts, 


SptoSepeS vaiX ov TooaffT. 

Pcoaar Tvpuev 2rvq)q)e6 viS Ovareps, 
Pcoaar Teviaov — KvppavT hXXv, 

0pi€6 2ad6X€ PoHH OvffTeps. 
^pevX nea9 — Kpeapt ITcoraTcoes, 


NeanoXiTav Ih€ Kp^a^y 

TaviXXay 2Tpav/3eppVy XoHooXare ^Xavop^, 

Pcopiav nvvXj Bicrxvi FXaxSj 

TvTTi ^pvirriy 

AyyeX Kax€y MaxHapoo'v^y MapfiXe Kax^y 

Opavye^y BavavaSy FpaneSy 

NvTSy PaicfirSy 

Koq}(p€€, Ted', 

Our Only Requisite, 35 


President^ W. S. Marshall, 0. F. J., Vice-President^ Dr. 
Frank Trester Smith, B. 0. 77., Secretary, J. M. Phillips, J. T. ^., 
TrecLSurer, Dr. W. C. Townes, A. A, E. 

Maj. C. D. McGufTy, W. T., who will he rememhered by 
many as having read a poem at the convention of that Fraternity 
last spring, that attracted much attention, acted as Toast Master. 
The following toasts were responded to during the progress of the 
feast : 

" Our City "—Col. Tomlinson Fort, J. 0, 

"Our Ladies"— C. R. Evans, 0, K. W. 

"Our Alma Matres" — J. M. Vernon, ^. F. A. 

"Our College Clubs"— R. F. Craig, 77. K. A. 

"Our Pan-Hellenic"— Judge Jas. A. Warder, 5. 9. 77, 

" High T's "— E. W. Watson, J. K, E, 

" Senator Jos. Brown" — C. P. Goree, 0. F. A. 

The association intends to introduce more ancient features 
into future entertainments. The novelty of carrying the Grecian 
idea beyond mere nomenclature seems to attract. 

The indications are that the Pan-Hellenic will succeed in 
Chattanooga beyond what it has in other cities where similar 
organizations have been tried. The Greeks here all live in perfect 
peace and amity with one another. 

The association has extended a standing invitation to all 
fraternities represented among its members, to hold their general 
conventions in Chattanooga. If any of them should conclude to 
try it, they will very probably be highly pleased with their re- 

Delta Tan Delta, Phi Gamma Delta, Phi Delta Theta, Beta 

« _ 

Theta Pi, and Chi Phi, either have alumni chapters here, or have 
applications in for charters of that sort. 

Considering the population of the town, we do not think 
there is as good a centre for Greek fraternities anywhere in the 
United States. ♦ * ♦ 


That the middle of the twentieth century will witness the dis- 
tribution, by the colleges and universities of our country, of 

36 Our Only Requisite, 

degrees, as numerous as the high school diplomas of to-day, is an 
idea generally accepted by the leading educators of our time. 
While this fact cannot fail to awaken an interest in all classes of 
society, it must, doubtless, with especial emphasis impress itself 
upon the mind of one in any way interested in the College Greek- 
letter Fraternity. And the careful observer cannot fail to note the 
fact that this organization, the inception of which is almost within 
our memory, and the existence of which is. as yet, scarcely known 
except to the college world, is destined in the near future to form 
an element, a factor^ in society. 

It is not, however, to be supposed that the present number of 
fraternities will continue their existence and present condition for 
any period of time. As twenty-five years ago witnessed the 
birth of an almost countless number of Greek-letter Fraternities 
so this age is witnessing a continual falling away in number, an 
absorbing of the weaker by the stronger, by a natural process of 
centralization closely analogous to the formation and growth of the 
political state, and a continual maturing of the true idea of a col- 
lege fraternity with all that it involves. The very fact that, within 
a few years, a reaction has set in against this Hellenic institution, 
which is to-day increasing with marked rapidity in some of our 
Eastern Universities, and which, to the anti-Greek, bids fair to one 
day exterminate this mystic union, only serves to prove that in 
some form at least this system of organization is bound to live. 
And while such a reaction must evidently weaken and check its 
progress in many localities, it cannot fail to leave the impress of a 
lasting benefit upon an institution which it seeks to destroy. For 
we can conceive of nothing so beneficial to any institution as an 
occasional adversity — especially in its formative period— which 
serves to purify its motives, give definiteness to its bounds, limits 
to its sphere of usefulness, and strength and vigor to its internal 
organism, grounding more firmly what might otherwise become a 
superficial overgrowth. 

Just at this period in the history of the institution, when it is 
realizing the completion of its promotion, at the period which, 
more than any other, must mould its future character and history, 
it is of the utmost importance to one interested in its future welfare, 
to be able correctlv to determine what line of action it will be for 


its best interests to pursue. To this end it is necessary to deter- 
mine exactly what the sphere of the fraternity is. Upon this very 

Our Only Requisite, 37 

fundamental question there seems to be a wide diflference of 
opinion existing between different fraternities, as also among mem- 
bers of the same. The idea has often been advanced, and vigor- 
ously defended, that the College Fraternity is properly a mere 
social union, having as its only purpose the development of man's 
social nature, as independent of the physical, moral or intellectual. 
Others have mapped out its sphere of usefulness as the develop- 
ment of man's moral character, a sort of training school, compel- 
ling a strict adherence to certain moral and religious tenets. Still 
others have advanced the theory that the acquisition of higher 
intellectual ability and power can be better reached thro' the 
fraternity than in any other way, and that in this development the 
fraternity accomplishes its end. While each one of these views 
unquestionably contains an element of truth, we cannot but affirm 
that any one of them, when strictly adhered to, must bring with it 
weakness and failure, not from the fact that any one of these 
motives would be unworthy of attenticm, or indeed of an organiza- 
tion for its accomplishment, but that expediency will not permit 
the College Fraternity to devote itself exclusively to any one of 
them. We also notice that to a certain cla^s of the young men of 
our colleges to-day, the highest k^\\i\ of fraternity appears, at least 
in practice, if not in theory, to be the organization into a sort of 
moneyed aristocracy of those, who, more fortunate perchance than 
many others, have at their service sullicient wealth to allow them 
to mingle in the more fashionable circles of society, and this with- 
out re^^.ird to moral character or intellectual abilitv. To others 
the strength of fraternity resides in the exalted order of its mystic 
heraldrv; and tho' these are worth v of notice, and mav ijreatlv 
enhance the benefits and pleasures of fraternity life, nothing, we 
think, can be more destructive and pernicious than an undue zeal 
for their accjuisition and development. 

While we would by no means attempt to oiler a thorough 
criticism upon these various popular opini^ins, or even t(^ define 
the ptjlicy of a fraternity, we beg tt) suggest what, to our mind, 
may be of advantage to our fraternity. We olfer as a basis, our 
definition of an ideal college fraternity : .\ social union, vigor- 
ously protected by intellectual and moral safeguards, giving due 
attention to requisite wealth, aiul guarding by a solemn obligation 
the secrets of its internal plans and workings. 

The college fraternity, to insure its success and perpetuity, 

38 The Cleveland Convention, 

demands from the colleges one thing, iind only one — men! By 
this we do not mean preachers or evangelists, book -worms or in- 
tellectual prodigies — though vye would by no means exclude these 
classes — nor athletes, bloods or clothes-horses, but men who 
either possess, or have the capacity to acquire, those characteristics 
which go to make the agreeable, the attractive, the useful man. 
And we affirm that no amount of abstract aesthetic cultivation, or 
exalted heraldry, can accomplish the work which is demanded 
to-day for building up and strengthening our organization. \o 
more can prodigality of wealth, or strict adherence to the social 
customs of the day, do that for us. To furnish for it the broad 
and social foundation upoti which its future life must rest; to mark 
the bounds of prominence and usefulness, which must be j)ernia- 
nent; to assert the rights and privileges which, as a social order 
it possesses, our fraternity demands at the present stage, the ac- 
quisition and co-operation of the strongest, ablest men. Clinging 
to this one thought and purpose, we predict for the Delta Tau 
Delta fraternity, that she shall be one of the few to survive the 
anti-Hellenic revolution, and emerge from it with brighter lustre 
for having passed through its flames. 

Owen R. Lovejov, K, '91. 


The twenty-ninth (General Convention of the fraternity began 
on Wednesday, August 2 2(1. at the Stillman, Cleveland, Ohio, and 
continued for three days. It may well be said to have been one 
of the most successful of our conventions, both in attetulance, 
which nearly ecpialled that of any of its predecessors, and in the 
character of the results achieved from a legislative j)oint of view. 
The deliberations throughout were characterized by the utmost of 
harmony in all (piestions of general fraternity policy, and without 
exception, the delegates kept upj^ermost in all cjuestions under 
debate, the fact that the interests of the individual chapters should 
at all times be made subservient to those of Delta Tau Delta. 
The convention was charged with grave responsibilities, and dis- 
charged them with conscientious care. All but live of the chap- 
ters were represented; and as the greatest unanimity prevailed. 

The Cleveland Convention. -^9 

even on subjects of vital importance, it is reasonable to suppose 
that all of the acts of this' Convention will he cheerfullv concurred 
in by the chapters of the fraternity. Nevertheless, it was a 
source of jj^eneral rej:jrel that neither of our two recently estab- 
lished chapters, those at the State Universities of Indiana and Wis- 
consin, was directly represented: the younj^er chapters particu- 
larly need the opportunity for meeting at a (leneral Convention 
the representatives of the older chapters, benefiting by their ex- 
perience and advice, and imbibing the enthusiasm for all that per- 
tains t4> the fraternity, which a thoroughly successful Convention 
invariably produces. 

We cannot here make a complete narrative of the acts of the 
Cieneral Convention, for which we must refer those particularly 
interested, to the minutes and proceedings published through the 
usual channel. 

The Convention was called to order by BrO. Walter L. Mc- 
Clurg, Alpha '79, as President of the fraternity, at 1 1 o'clock 
Wednesday morning. Bro. Sherman Arter, Zeta '86, welcomed 
the visitors to the city in a few well chosen words, to which Julius 
Lischer, Omicron '88, responded in behalf ()f the delegates. The 
Convention then effected a j)ermanent organization with W. L. . 
McClurg, Alpha '79, as President; Joel C. Glover, Beia Kappa 
'87. Vice-President, and Morris T. Hall, Zeta '89. Secretary. 

The report of the Committee on Credentials having been 
heard, the chairman announced the several standing committees, 
as provided for in the Constitution and Laws, and the remainder 
of the morning sesijion was devoted to the reading of the reports 
of individual chapters. The afternoon and evening sessions were 
devoted to the usual routine busiuess growing out of the reports 
o( chapters and officers, special and standing conmiittees. 

The following day was devoted largely to the consideration 

of the report of the Committee on Constitution, Laws and Juris- 

prudence, which brought in some recommendatioiis of the utmost 

importance to the fraternity, and which was intelligently dis- 


It was decided to have the next Convention August 23-2^ 
at Cleveland, under the auspices of the Adelbert Chapter and the 
resident alumni of the fraternitv. 

An application was received from a number of graduates in 
the city of Chattanooga, asking that a charter for an alumni chap- 

40 Tlu Cleveland Convention, 

tcr be granted to the Deltas of Southern Tennessee; and a peti- 
tion, strongly indorsed by a representative body of our alumni in 
Minneapolis, foreshadowed the success of our alumni movement 
in the growing towns of St. Paul and Minneapolis. 

The election of general fraternity officers for the ensuing year 
resulted in the choice of Walter L. McClurg, Alpha '79, as Presi- 
dent of the Fraternitv. There is everv reason for coneratulation 
over this appointment, for Bro. McClurg has filled the office dur- 
ing the past year with great efficiency; it is due principally to his 
untiring activity and energy, that the work of the year was done 
so well under disadvantageous circumstances. M. T. Hines 
succeeded as general treasurer, Joseph B. Ware, lota '82, 
whose services the Convention greatly regretted to be compelled 
to lose; the change was made only upon Bro. Ware's most urgent 
request, as his private affairs demand his entire attention. The 
financial system of the Fraternity has, however, been so carefiilly 
planned under his able direction that his successor will no doubt 
find his duties not nearly as arduous as might be supposed. Bro. 
Benjamin U. Rannells, J///, '89, was continued as Assistant General 
Secretary of the Fraternity, a post which he had filled with credit 
to himself and satisfaction to all for a good part of the past year. 
Bro. John M. Philips, Lambda^ '85, was continued (m the council, 
and to him has been entrusted the management of 7%r Rainbow 
for the current year. 

The Convention authorized a slight change in the colors of 
the Fraternity, and the publication of a revised edition of the resi- 
dence directory which formed part of the Fifth General CataU>gue. 

On the .early evening of the second day the Convention 
enjoved a sail on the lake until the arrival of the hour for the ban- 
quet compelled a return to the city. Nearly fifty members assem- 
bled at the banquet hall of the Stillman for the annuiil banquet. 
Prof. J. S. Lowe, 7^heta^ '60, one of the honored founders of the 
Fraternity, presided, and before opening the post- prandial exer- 
cises, gave at the request of many of those present, an interesting 
account of the origin of Delta Tau Delta, and of its early struggles 
for existence The following toasts were responded to and inter- 
spersed with college and fraternity songs: 

Magister Epularum, ... J. S. Lowe, Thcta '60 

The Convention, - - W. Lowrie McClurg, Alpha '79 
W. W. W., J. ^^ Philips, Lambda '85 

The Chvehnd Convention. 41 

The Future Delta, - Ed. H. Hughes, Mu '89 

Alumni Chapters, - - A. P. Trautwine, Rho '79 

The Photograph, - - - Julius Lischer, Omicron *88 

After College Life, - - - - J. W. McLanc, Zeta '83, 
and various volunteer toasts by other members present. 

The evening closed with the customary " walk-around" with- 
out which no Delta Convention comes to a fitting end. 

The third day was occupied with the usual routine work, 
chapter and committee reports, &c., and the Convention at 4 
o'clock adjourned. 

The Convention was unanimous in its praise of the detailed 
arrangements which were made by the local committee, consisting 
principally of the graduate and undergraduate members of the 
Zeta^ and of which Sherman Arter was chairman. Much of the 
success was due to his untiring efforts to secure pleasure and com- 
fort to all the delegates. The committee was singularly fortunate 
in its choice of the Stillman as the place for the meeting, and nearly 
all of the visitors availed themselves of its comfortable accommoda- 
tions. Its seclusion from tbe noise and bustle incident to heavy 
st^fet traffic, which has marred the comfort and efficiency of so 
mShy of our Conventions, is to its advantage. 

The following members of the fraternity registered their 
names during the several sessions of the Convention, but there 
were others in attendance whose names were not recorded: 

Alpha — Dr. Frank O. Nodine, '79, Cleveland, C; W. Lowrie 
McClurg, '79, Chicago, III.; Charles M. Blair, '79, Chicago, III.. 
Rev. Charles E. Locke, '80, Bedford, O.; John C. Nash, '89, Can- 
fn?ld, O.; T. Barlow Cullum, 90, Meadville, Pa.; F. E. Russell, 
*90, West Middlesex, Pa.; J. W. Veach, '91, Meadville, Pa. 
Beta — L. W. Hoftnian, '89, Athens, O.; Edwin D. Say re, '89, 
Athens, O.; D. W. McGlennen, '90, Creston, C). Gamma — Rob- 
ert R. Reed, '89, Washington, Pa.; Samuel O. Laughlin, '89, 
Cleveland, O. Delta — Ezra J. Ware, \S8, Grand Rapids, Mich.; 
Herman O. Leuschner, \SS, Detroit, Mich. Hpsilou — E. A. Ed- 
monds, '89, Bellevue, Mich. Zeta — Alton A. Bemis, 'S^, Cleve- 
land, O.; James W. McLanc, 'S3, Cuyahoga Falls, O.; Sherman 
Arter, '86, Cleveland, O.; Dr. Kent B. Waite, \S6, Cleveland, ().; 
Sidney S. Wilson, '88, Cleveland, O.; Morris J. Hole, '89, Cleve- 
land, O.; Robert E. Ruedy, '90, Cleveland, O.: George W. Tryon, 
'90, Cleveland. O.; John J. Thomas, '81, Cleveland, O. Eta~^ 

42 The ClevehiffJ Convention. 

Dr. Harris G. Sherman, '77, Cleveland, O.; Alonzo E. Hyre, 84, 
Cleveland, C; Arthur J. Rowley, '90, Akron, O.; F. G. Wieland^ 
'90, Mt. Gilead, O.; W. T. Rynard, 91, Kent. O. Theta—Vxoi 
Jacob S. Lowe, '60, Geneva, O.; Wm. P. Lamphear, '72, Cleve- 
land, O.; Dr. John C. Norris, *8o, Cleveland, O.; Mell Moore, '89, 
Beallsville, O. /r^Ai-— Joseph B. Ware, '82, Grand Rapids, Mich.; 
Paul M. Chamberlain, '88, Three Creeks, Mich.; George J. Jencks, 
'89, Sand Beach, Mich.; F. M. Seibert, Lansing^, Mich. Kappa — 
Hugh G. Myers, '83. Harman, O.; E. D. Reynolds, '90, Waldron, 
Mich. Lambda — John M Philips, ^85, Chattanooga, Tenn. 
Mu — Wilson M. Dav, '72, Cleveland, O.; Benjamin IL Rannells, 
'89, Wilmington, O.; Edwin H. Hughes, ^89, Grinnell, Iowa; 
Nu — James H. Palmer, '89. Allegheny, Pa.; John T. Gallaher, '90, 
John 1. Gallaher, '90, Moundsville, W^est Va.; Edward H. Swin- 
dell, '90, Allegheny. Pa. A7 — R. C. Harbison, \S8, Indianola, 
Iowa. OmicroH — -Julius Lischer, '88, Davenport, Iowa. Rho — A. 
P. Trautwine, '76, Hoboken, X. J.; James B. Pierce, '77, Sharps- 
ville. Pa. Upsilon — Norman W. Ciamp, '90, Philadelphia, Pa. 
Chi — Henry J. Eberth, '89, Toledo, O. /\v/— James M. Shallen- 
berger, '86, ClA eland, O.; Thomas L. Aughinbaugh, '89, Pitts- 
burgh. Pa.; H. J. Herrick. Jr., '91, Cleveland, (). Beta Beta — 
John E. Cox, '89, Terre Haute, Ind.; Roy O. W\*st, '90. George- 
town, 111. Beta Delta — E. C. Stewart, '89, Carrollton, Ga. Beta 
Zeta — Perry H. CliHVjrd, '189, Indianapolis, Ind. Beta Eta — 
Kendric C. Babcock, '89, Minneapolis, Minn. Beta Theta — Rob- 
ert M. W. Black, '89, Sylvania, Ga. Beta Kappa — Joel C. 
Glover, '87, Coshocton, O. Sigma Prime — William E. Talcott, 
'82, Cleveland, Ohio. 

A. P. T. Rho. '76. 

Unes to a Piaster Cast of a J.adys Hand. 43 



Thou bit of clay; cold, unfeeling as thou art; 

Moulded by an artist's hand. 

And true to thy lovely model; 

No Grecian chisel has ever traced 

A fairer member than thou. 

Would that the masters of old could see thee, 

As you stand before me now, 

Pointing upward. 

I gaze upon thee and my brain is filled 
With great thoughts, my heart with noble deeds, 
And I long to write my name in burning letters 
Upon the great keystone of success and fame. 
Could mortal man tread the downwaard path 
When thou art before him, 

Pointing upward? 

When at last I tread the shadowy pathway 

That leads the soul to eternal rest. 

And sounds the mysteries of that life beyond the grave; 

When my quivering heart strings break in death, 

And I close my eyes upon this world, 

May I see thee then before me still, 

Pointing upward. 

Luther Poins. 

44 College Notes. 

College Hotes. 

Yale opened with 337 Freshmen. 

The enterinp^ class at Lafayette Collej(e numbers S9 mein- 
hers. • 

At Syracuse University and Troy Polytechnic Institute, the 
Freshmen won the cane rush. — ^.v. 

The Ohio State University has asked tlie Lej'islature for an 
appropriation of J|»40,<")0<) for a drill liall. 

The prospects are jj^ood for the establishment of a women's 
annex to Columbia, similar to that at Harvard. 

The Yale nine of last year will wear watch-charms, emblem- 
atic of the last year's inter-colleo^iate championship. 

The foot-ball team of the L^niversity of Pennsylvania defeated 
the Annapolis Naval Cadets' team, Dec. ist, by a score of 20 
to o. 

The Board of Trustees of Marietta College, at Columbus, O., 
are endeavoring to raise an endowment of J|?2oc),ooo lor that insti- 

The lecture course at DePauw was opened Nov. 2.|th, by 
Rev. Jos. Cook. His subject was: '^America and England as 
Allies and Competitors." 

Edwin F. (ilenn, ist Lieutenant 25th Inf. U. S. A., has been 
appointed to take charge of the Department of Military Science 
in the University of Minn. 

The new Science Hall at Simpson C(»llege has been com- 
pleted and is now occupied, and another new building to cost 
|25,cxx), is going up on the campus. 

College Xotes, 45 

The Lehigh University foot-ball team has been presented 
with a large silver cup, having the name of Lehigh engraved upon 
it, as champions of Pennsylvania for '88. 

Rev. Warren A. Candler, president of Emory College, is 
said to he the youngest of the college presidents; his age is 32. 
The fall term opened with more than 300 students. 

Dr. T. P. Campbell, who has until recently been a speci^j^l 
student at John Hopkins University, has been appointed pro- 
fessor of biolojjv in the State Universitv of Oeorgia. 

Stevens, Cornell, Universitv of Minn., and Universitv of Cali- 
fornia, have co operative associations for the purpose of securing 
college supplies at reasonable rates for the members. 

The Y. M. C. A. and the Y. \V. C. A. are preparing to erect 
a building for their joint use, at the University of Wisconsin. 
The new hall of science lately completed and occupied, cost 

Poor Harvard! Last year it was Yale; n(vw Princeton 
defeats her. The score in the foot-ball game between the teams 
of the respective L-niversities, Nov. 17th, stood 18 to 6 in favor 
of Princeton. 

The facultv of DePauw has at last recoj^nized the disadvan- 
tages of the system of pri/es and prize contests, declares it essen- 
tially vicious in its effects, and discourages all otters to increase 
the prize lists. 

Prof. Johnson who had tilled the chair of Latin iSSi and has 
been the head of the English Department for the past two years, 
has resigned to take the Presidency of the Central High School, 
of Philadelphia. 

The annual cane rush between the Sophomores and Fresh- 
men of Lafayette, took place on the 19th of September, and from 
the account of the affair given in The Lafayette^ was a barbarous 
scramble. The Sophs, won. 

46 College Notes, 

A base ball ground has been laid out on the college campus 
of Ohio Wesleyan, at a cost of nearly $2,000. A gymnasium 
will, in all likelihood, be built in the near future; also a new 
chapel, to seat about 1,500 people. 

Cornelius Vanderbilt, of New York, has contributed $20,000 
for the enlargement of the school of engineering at Vanderbilt 
University. A new building for the Law and Dental Departments 
is being constructed, at a cost of $50,000, and when completed it 
will be one of the handsomest buildings, architecturally, in Nash- 

The Freshman class of Wisconsin State Universitv numbers 
164; the total number of new students is 250; this does not include 
those in the technical courses. The total enrollment of the Uni- 
versity is 625. Lieut. T. A. Call, ^. K. W., has been appointed 
Professor of Military Science and Tactics; Lieut. George Ransom, 
United States Navy, has been detailed as instructor in Mechanical 
Engineering; Prof. Joseph Jastren has been chosen to fill the new 
chair of Experimental and Comparative Psychology. 

The college paper of the Ohio University, The Current^ 
which heretofore has been conducted as a private enterprise now 
passes into the hands of the literary societies. Edward P. Ander- 
son, of the University of Michigan, has been elected to the chair 
of History and English Literature. 

A new chair, that of engineering practice, has lately been 
added and endowed by President Henry Morton, at Stevens In- 
stitute of Technology; it is filled by Coleman Sellers, a distin- 
guished mechanical engineer, late of the firm of William Sellers 
& Co., engineers and machinery manufacturers, Philadelphia. The 
freshman class numbers sixty-one, selected from upwards of one 
hundred applicants. 

The freshman class at Lehigh numbers 107 men; of these 
twenty-eight will pursue the new four-years' course in electricity, 
eleven the literary course, and the remainder the technical courses. 

Prof. W. A. Robinson, a graduate of Princeton in 1 881, and 
of Heidelberg, and until lately professor of Greek at Bucknell 

* • College Notes, ' 47 

University, Lewisburg, Pa., has been appointed to the chair of 
Greek, made vacant by the call of Prof. W. A. Lamherton to the 
University of Pennsylvania. 

Founder's Day was duly observed on October nth, in the 
Memorial Church. The Hon. John C. Bullitt, of Philadelphia, 
delivered an address on *'The Duties of American Citizens." A 
f^ong, '*Hail. Glorious Founder," written by Rey. J. H. Hop- 
kins, was for the first time sung by the choir. The seniors, juniors 
and freshmen came out in caps and gowns, which dress has been 
adopted by the student body. A ball was giyen in the evening in 
the gymnasium. 


At the commencement exercises of the Rensselaer Poly- 
technic Institute in Tune, the annual address was delivered by Mr. 
B. F. Sherwood, Chief-Engineer l^ S. N., and at one time Chief 
of the Bureau of Steam Engineering. 

The alumni have formed two district or local associations, the 
Central R. P. I. Association, at Kansas City and the Pittsburgh 
R. P. I. Association; the latter is arranging for a general re-union 
of Rensselaer graduates in Pittsburgh, January 28 and 29, 1889- 
The new class numbers fortv-nine men. 

This year's attendance at the University of Michigan, as shovyn 
by the registration books on October 12, is 1,649 as against 1,481 
last year, distributed as follows: Literary department, 795; medi- 
cal, 35S; law 329; pharmacy, 106; dental, loi; homeopathic, 70; 
showing a gain in every department except the dental, which has 
the same attendance as last year; the freshman class in the liter- 
ary department numbers 356, and is the largest in the history of 
the university. Last year 227 students entered after the opening 
of the term; if the same relative ratios are maintained this year, 
the total attendance will in all likelihood figure up more than 1,800. 

4S T}ic Greek World. 

The Greek UioMd. 

The official report of the General Secretary of the Phi Deltji 
Theta Fraternity, shows that diiringr the year ending April ist, 
1S88; it had 6.3 active chapters and 21 alumni associations; an 
active membership of 89S, o^ whom 388 were initiated during the 
year, as against 428 during the preceding year; sixteen members 
either resigned or were expelled; 188 graduated and 185 ret;red 
during the year; 25 of its members were below the grade of the 
freshman class. Its entire membership was 5,360. The Ainherst 
Chapter, which was founded on May 9th, started out with a large 
membership and a chapter house near the campus; it was well 
received by its rivals. 


The seventeenth biennial Convention of the Sigma Chi was 
held at the Tremont House, Chicago, August 29th-3oth and 31st. 
About seventy-five members were present, nearly all the chapters 
sending delegates. Hon. C. M. Dawson presided. A large por- 
tion of the time was devoted to pleasure, the entertainment con- 
sisting of a theatre party at McV^icker's, a visit to the chapter at 
the Northwestern University, Coanston, a drive through South 
Park and a banquet. 

The Wesley an Chapter of Alpha Delta I*hi will soon begin 
its winter course of public entertainments; Leland I. Powers, Will 
Carleton, Mrs. Scott Siddons and William M. Towle are expected 
to be on the program. 

Of the law firm of Harrison, Miller and Elam, Benjamin 
Harrison and John B. Elam are members of Phi Delta Theta, and 
W. H. H. Miller of Delta Upsilon.— .SVr^// of Phi Delta Theta. 

A letter from Sewanee, ITniversity of the South, reports the 
organization of a new fraternity in these words: *'The Tau Delta 
Sigma h:is made her debut, and althf) it^h tVowned at condslder- 
ablv, see ns determined to enter that ho|>eless race which is already 
being narrowed down to *the survival of the fittest/ It is in dis- 
favor just now, on account of the seeming partiality of the faculty 
for it." 

The Greek World, 49 

Northwestern University has offered lots to the Greek-letter 
fraternities that will put up chapter houses, and several are pre- 
paring to build. — Phi Kafpa Psi Shield. 

The Eighth Biennial Grand Conclave of the Kappa Sigma 
Fraternity was held in Atlanta, Ga., October 17th to 19th, 1S88. 
The Address of Welcome was delivered by Hon. Seaborn Wright, 
of Rome, Ga.; the Oration by Henry Craft, Jr., of Memphis, 
Tenn.; the Poem was read bv T. Murch Aver, of Boston, Mass. 
The banquet, October 19th. was presided over by John S. Schley, 
of Savannah. The Quarterly is published this year at Valdosta, 

The Delta Upsilon Convention was held in the Stillman 
House, Cleveland, Ohio, October 24th, 25th and 26th. The dele- 
gates were v^y hospitably entertained by the Adelbert Chapter 
and the Cleveland Alumni Association. All the chapters were 
represented Rev. Arthur C. Ludlow, of Cleveland, presided 
over the convention. On Thursday evening a large and pleasant 
reception was held in the parlors of the Stillman House, where 
greetings were exchanged and past incidents of college and frater- 
nity life were related. On Tuesday evening the public exercises 
were held in the First Presbyterian church, the oration being 
delivered by Dr. George Thomas Dowling, Madison, ^72. Among 
the officers elected for the following year were the Hon. Joseph 
O'Connor, editor of the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, 
President; Rev. S. T. Ford, of this city. Acting President. The 
Syracuse chapter was represented by seven men, of whom Messrs. 
Chapman and Somerville were the regular delegates. The next 
convention of Delta Upsilon will be held with the Syracuse chap- 
ter. — University News. 

The forty second convention of the Delta Kappa Epsilon 
Fraternity was held on October 24th and 25th, with the Central 
Alumni Association, at Cincinnati. The business sessions were 
held on the morning of each day. On the afternoon of the 25th a 
reception was given the delegates by the Qiiecn City Club, and in 
the evening they vi.sited the Centennial Exposition, which has 
l>een in progress during the past three months. It had been pre- 
viously announced in the city papers that the delegates would 
visit the exposition, and they found a large audience assembled in 

50 The Greek World, 

Music Hall, which is included in the grounds, to listen to speeches 
and college songs from them. On the next afternoon an invita- 
tion was accepted from Messrs. Procter & Gamble, manufacturers 
of ivory soap, to visit their factories at Ivorydale, Mr. Gamble 
being a member of the fraternity. In the evening was held the 
banquet at the Burnet House. — Phi Kappa Psl Shield. 

On September ist, iS8S, the Chi Phi Fraternity had a- total 
membership of 3,812, 733 of whom are initiates of chapters now 
extinct. The chapter roll now includes twenty chapters; there 
are in addition twenty-two chapters no longer existent. The Yale 
Chapter now occupies the house 248 York street. New Ha\nen, 
which has been specially fitted up for its use, containing ample 
accomodations for a number of undergraduites. The fraternity- 
will shortly issue a new and thoroughly revised edition of its' 

general catalogue. 

• •. •' 

J. A'. K. is said to have purchased a $10,000 lot for the pur- 
pose of erecting a chapter house at Rutgers. 

The Yale Chapter of the Phi Gamma Delta, which wa^ -. 
founded in 1875, ^^**^ been reestablished. The appearatice - 
of the chapter is most favorable, atid it seems li'cely that it will soon 
become one of the leading fraternities. About fifteen men have 
thus far been initiated into the Yale Chapter. The appearance- 
of this society is in one respect a departure from the Yale society • 
system— it is the onlv societv to which members of all the variouM . 
departments in the imiversity are elgible. All other societies are 
class institutions or are conferred to the academic or scientific or • 
law departments of the university, as the case may be. The Phi^ 
Gamma Delta is an old fraternity and has many illustrious mem- ' 
hers, among whom may be mentioned Gen. Lew Wallace. There' 
is talk among the Yale members of building a chapter house, and 

is not unlikely that one may be built in the spring. — Ex. 

^ •* - 

Alpha Tail Omega holds her General Convention in Spring- 
field, Ohio, December 26th, to 28th. 1888. 

Vanderbilt University opened on the 19th of September, w^ilh 
the same number of students on the register as before. The. 
rigidness of the entrance exaininations cause a large number of 

Tlie Greek World. 51 

the would-be freshmen to return to their homes. A local paper, 
The I 'andcr^Ut Hustler, has made its appearance. It is to come 
out every Saturday morninj^, wlien it will criticise the faculty, 
contlemn the actions of that honorable body and jjfenerallv 
*' ventilate the colles^e corridor." The IWiiversity also supports 
the Observer, a literary monthly, published by the societies. The 
Tennis Association is in a flourishing condition; the younp^er 
members of the facultv have taken a decided interest in its success. 
Dr. Dudley is President, and Prof Merrill, \'ice-Prcsident. San- 
ders, the star pitcher of the Philadelphia Leaj^ue Club will return 
this fall and pursue his studies in the enj^ineering department. 
His being a professional base ball player will, of course, prevent 
his playing with the college nine. He will, however, be of great 
service as a trainer for the boys. — Phi Delta llteta Seroll. 

Qiiite a boom in fraternity matters at the l^niversity of Cin- 
nati has been caused by the initiation of a Chapter of Beta Theta 
Pi. The Chapter is at present working under a dispensation, and 
will not receive its charter until the meeting of the Grand Chap- 
ter. The boys were taken up to Oxford and ''put through'' by 
the Chapter at Miami. They start with thirteen active members, 
being the full membership of the former Home (ilass Club, a 
local secret society. — Connnereial Gazette. 

The Eleventh Biennial Convention of the I. C. Sorosis met 
at Ottumwa, Iowa, October, i6th to 19th. The name I. C. was 
discarded and Pi Beta Phi substituted in its stead. Hereafter 
they will be known as a (Jreek-letter sorosis, instead of a Latin as 
formerly. Throughout the West they are recognized as the lead- 
ing sorosis. They are entering many prominent colleges 
throughout the East; having entered Ann Arbor and Hillsdale 
in Michigan and Franklin University, Indiana, during the lasf 
year. Over one hundred were present at the last Convention. 

The ninth Biennial Convention of the K. K, l\ Sorosis was 
held at Minneapolis in August. About sixty members were in 

The annual convention of the P. E. O. Sorosis met at 
Keasauque, Iowa, October i6th to 19th. They have about fifteen 
chapters most of which are situated in Iowa High Schools and 

52 The Greek Press, 

The Greek Pipzss, 

It is a new world to us, this collection of critical, argumenta- 
tive, sensitive and belligerent periodicals. We are a comparative 
stranger to fraternity journalism, and our sensations and impres- 
sions at our first miscellaneous contact j^re varied; we are inter- 
ested at times, at other times amused, and again wearied. Why 
dwell ye not together in peace? If a friendly criticism seems 
opportune, a kindly rebuke deserved, give them frankly, fearlessly, 
but surely in a friendly and kindly spirit. Irony and sarcasm in 
unskillful hands are at best poor weapons, often ludicrous. 

We notice a wide-spread disposition to sneer at the Delta 
Kappa Rpsilon Quarterly. Tfierc can be no solid satisfaction in 
this. The Quarterly, as well as the fraternity it represents, has its 
faults, perhaps they are grave ones — so have we all grave faults. 
The Sl^fiartcrly is a good fraternity magazine; and when we say 
this we do not mean in point of cover and typography merely. It 
is far superior to some of its would-be critics. Ciranted, that the 
A, K. E. Fraternity is atTected with egotism and afflicted with 
affectation, still you must give it your gracious permission to exist 
for a season. The October number of the ^Nartcr/y contains the 
reproduction of a very go^xl description of tlic J. K. K. Club 
House in New York. 

The Chi Phi <^uartcr/y and the Phi Kapptx Psi Shield are 
also meritorious publications. There is something fresh and invig- 
orating about their make-up, something healthy about their tone. 
The latter and the Delta Kappa Epsiloft .^Nartcrly, between 
themselves, have been trying to tix lirmlv within bounds the char- 
acter of ** culture' — if any — that the college fraternity is produc- 
tive of; also the '*Whv" and '*lIow" of fraternity decadence. 
Really, we do not think you need be alarmed concerning the 
* decadence;'' not only do the old ones seem to flourish, but new 
fraternities are born every year. Perhaps a little individual "decad- 
ence,'' or even decease, would be good for the cause. As for 

Tlte Greek Press. * 53 

the " culture," they may give it in their own words. Hear the 
Shield in its criticism of the Qjiarterly : 

''If there is anywhere to be traced a semblance of "the funda- 
mental idea of Greek culture'' in the conversation of representa- 
tive fraternity men. or in the written work of bodies to which they 
belong, we have not seen it made manifest. Beyond the name, 
motto and a very little Greek of decidedly un-Attic purity, no 
traces of anything resembling the culture described in the Quar- 
terly are visible to the naked or microscopic eye. ***** 
We have said before what we sincerely believe, that the mission 
of the American Greek-letter society is to cultivate in young men 
a broader, higher and more inspiring manhood, modeled after the 
best types of Christian gentlemen with whom we are severally 
brought in contact. The banding together of enthusiastic young 
men in fraternities at our educational institutions, with common 
tastes and common ambitions to gain the highest culture which 
opportunity offers, is raison Wet re enough and affords sufficient 
grounds for belief in their perpetuity/' 

But probably both the (^iarterly and the Shield will assent 
to the conclusion reached by a writer in the Chi Phi ^uarterh\ 
in an article upon ''The Fraternity Idea in Education," two para- 
graphs of which arc here quoted, as worthy of general perusal: 

"" I am probably going farther than a great many fraternity 
men would venture in saying that four years of active member- 
ship in a good chapter of a good fraternity is in itself an educa- 
tion. The best under-graduates of a college are always fraternity 
members; the brightest men in the college are found in the Greek- 
letter societies. They may not be the ''best" men in respect to 
the altitude of their "marks" after examination day, and they may 
not be the "brightest" in ability to rattle off* by rote a passage 
from Eschvlus or the list of Latin prepositions that govern the 
accusative case; but they are the best men in the sense that they 
are well-bred, carefully and sensibly trained by cultured hohic 
influences, young gentlemen, in fact; and they are bright in the 
iense that their minds are active, their perceptions keen and their 
intellects clear. And however bright and however refined a 
voung man may individually be, he cannot but gain in highness 
and culture, in breadth of mind and polish, by constant association 
ivith others who are his peers in breeding and intelligence. The 
best Greek-letter fraternities do not admit to membership an ill- 
bred, uncouth, worthless character. The intuition of vouth some- 

54 7^^ Greek Press, 

times discovers beneath an unpolished exterior the true mind and 
heart which will make a noble fraternity man and an estimable 
associate; and I have known many such instances in which 
fraternity association has **educated away" the outward roughness 
and replaced it with a polish which, much as it may be despised 
by socialists and communists and tramps, is a very desirable pos- 
session, nevertheless. 

A young man entering college, will, unless he be already a 
confirmed misanthrope, form an association with other students 
that may endure through his entire college course. How much 
better, then, that he should unite with the Greek-letter society that 
finds him available and that he finds agreeable, than cast his lot 
with a heterogeneous body of men who, without the fraternity 
spirit and the fraternity responsibility to guide them, may be his 
friends to-dav and his enemies to-morrow, and who are not bound 


to him through good and ill, through thick and thin, by those 
peculiar secret ties which every fraternity member takes upon 
himself. To aid him when he needs assistance, to encourage him 
when he falters, to chide him when he retrogrades either in appli- 
cation to work or in morality — these should be and generally are 
the aims of the college fraternities. It occupies the place of home 
and parents to a young man who is away from both, and it has the 
advantage in one important point, the fact that it always possesses 
the entire confidence of its members, however wavward, an ad van- 
tagc which is unfortunately not always permitted to parents.'' 

The following from the Chi Phi ^tiartcriy is also worthy 

of reproduction: 

"Now that the initiation season is at its height, the under- 
graduates should heed a note of warning. There can be no surer 
cause of decline in the chapters than the initiation of men who 
may prove undesirable. It cannot be denied that in some colleges 
the fierce competition among fraternities for choice candidates, 
tends to leave the more conservative following in the wake of 
energetic rivals, who select the cream of the incoming class; nev- 
ertheless the race is not always to the swift; and the agile hare 
often fails to outstrip the slow but industrious tortoise Expe- 
rience has shown that long lists of new initiates, though they 
increase the length of chapter rolls, are by no means a correct 
index of chapter prosperity. It is more difficult to enthuse large 
bodies of men and to keep them properly up to fraternity work. 
The larger the number of men. the greater the probability of indif- 
ference, consequent neglect of duty, and the introduction of uncon- 
genial elements. Congeniality is the main-spring of the fraternity 
idea. To enable its members properly to appreciate its advan-. 
tages, and fully to enjoy them, the wheels of the complicated 
machine must move smoothly, silentlv and in unison." 

TTu Greek Press, 55 

TTie Shield of Theta Delta Chi is one of the aforesaid crea- 
tures of caustic proclivities. Its habitation is one of glass; it 
should not forget that when inclined to use the catapult. 

We do not see any particular call for its criticism of the organ 
of Phi Kappa Psi, for example. 

The latter is spoken of as *'oiir namesake/' although in the 
ninth volume, while the journal of the crazy-quilt cover is only in 
its fourth. Vet there is something good, something generous in 


this splenetic journaKs disposition. Witness the courtesv and 
compliment characterizing its mention of the Key of Kappa Kappa 
Gamma. Verily this redeems it. 

The Palm of Alpha Tau Omega gives a great deal of space 
to chapter rolls, etc., yet manages to crowd in much of good 
beside. By your leave, kind sir, we want our chapters to read the 

"' While we have great reason to rejoice at our present pros- 
perity and while we to-day are in a far better condition as a fra- 
ternity than we have ever been before, we must not for one 
moment suppose that all has been accomplished that needs to be 
done, and all that we need is to hold our own in the institutions 
we occupy. Alas, this is too much the .case with some of our 
chapters, and if there were not othersome who have their eyes 
open and are wide awake we should soon go down before the 
onward rush of progress and be lost in the dim distance where 
careless indifference alone is content to abide. We live in not, 
only a practical age but in an eminently progressive one. The 
cause of education is daily receiving more attention and new insti- 
tutions, as well as old ones, are looming up into prominence every- 
where. In many of these all over our land the name and worth 
of Alpha Tau Omega is unknown. If fraternities are a benefit to 
a college and- a blessing to her students, and we believe they are, 
why should we not extenuate our eternal principles wherever 
truth and education are honored? And to whom does this posi- 
tive duty belong if not to the chapters.^ In this day of inter-colle- 
giate contests in oratory and athletics, who has more and better 
9pportunities for perpetuating the name of Alpha Tau Omega 
than our active chapters? To you then, the chapters of our order, 
is delegated the work of extending our order into new fields of 
operation and usefulness. If you are loyal in this work you will 
send vour delegates to our next Congress with plans and purposes 
so high and so near the great heart of the fraternity that your zeal 
and ardor will set aglow every project with the fire of invincible 
determination, and will cause every member of that greatest of all 

56 The Greek Press. 

congresses to resolve to leave no method untried and allow no 
effort to be in vain, until every worthy institution in the land can 
boast an altar dedicated to the eternal principles of Alpha Tau 

We thought the October and November numbers of The 
Scroll of Phi Delta Theta a little weak ; but perhaps our politics 
gave us a distaste for, what seemed to us, too much gush over 
Harrison; then, too, the editor was down here "among us'' getting 
his wife, and had n6 time to superintend the publication. We do 
not blame him. We have enjoyed the pleasure of a long acquaint- 
ance with his wife as well as with Mr. Randolph, and right heart- 
ily do we say, ** May you live long and prosper.'' 

The Scroll for December is better. The suggestion concern- 
ing a general interchange of the fraternity journals sufficient to 
supply the chapters of the respective fraternities, seems a good 
one. We should like to see it generally adopted. The article on 
Chapter Libraries is also good. We clip from it to re-inforce 
some remarks of the former editor of The Rainbow on the same 

" When a chapter has succeeded in making its foundation 
solid by turning its first energies, and keeping them fixed, in the 
right direction, there are some things which should demand atten- 
tion and care, for, though at first they may seem to be luxuries, 
they are really necessities of prime importance. ' None is worthy 
of more labor, care, and even money than the chapter library. It 
is invaluable to a college society in many ways, and is both a 
source of pleasure and profit to the members, and an attraction to 
those without. Do not think that such a thing can be brought 
into existence by an edict or a free expenditure of money, and do 
not think that a Greek-letter chapter library must be essentially 
different from any other. It must be a growth and a slow growth 
at that, and when once instituted it will grow rich and strong vyith 
age. Remember thjit the small beginnings with honest purpose 
are the things that tell. * * * * 

"Nor, as we said, should this library be .at all different from 
any other, though it would necessarily contain some things that 
would give it distinction and individuality. It should, of course, 
contain all books and papers issued by fraternities, or on fraternity 
subjects, and, so far as possible, a complete file of all fraternity 
journals. We recognize, however, that such a collection can only 
be the result of time, and much care and research, though its value 
will amply repay. Aside from this special feature, the library 
should be a general one." 

The Greek Press, 57 

The Key of K. K. F.y the young lady from the "Hub," begins 
her sixth season in a congratulatory mood. Plenty of copy on 
hand, and all good. We are disappointed in the taste exhibited in 
the selection for December. Perhaps the best was reserved for 
the last, and we will look for something good next time. The 
Editorial and Exchange Departments are the best features of The 
Key, If the editors had only contributed the entire contents of 
the magazine we would have had something much more readable. 
Mrs. Howe's address is good "what there is of it." 

The Anchor a and Kafpa Alpha 'Vheta are quiet, modest, neat 
and courteous sisters, hut do not quite rank with their Eastern 
rival. Their home is in the thrifty West, however, and we may 
iqfpk for much progress in the near future. 

Our list of Exchanges is rather meagre, as yet; perhaps the 
delay in the appearance of The Rainbow has had something to 
do with this. It could not be avoided. 

Of college journals we have received The Ariel and The 
Lafayette^ both good of their kind. 

5;S Editorial. 


The popular idea of collep^e fraternities is evidently under- 
going a transition of a wholesome sort. It was formerly thought 
that these organizations were merely unimportant peurile imita- 
tions of the ''lodges'' of their ''daddies," or, on the other hand, 
what, was worse, mischievous clubs, whose sole object was to 
escape or defy college discipline and furnish fit opportunities for 
school-boy carousals, or protection in the perpetration of their 
proverbial pranks. As a member of a Greek-letter society, I have 
had the question asked me plainly, by the natural guardians of 
young men solicited to join these societies: *' Does not this asso- 
ciation have a deleterious effect morally.^ And does not the keep- 
ing of late hours at the meetings of these clubs have a tendency to 
encourage dissipation.^'' Of course my answer was in the nega- 
tive, else I had not this moment been noting the change in popular 

The causes that led to this result are various: The steadfast 
fight, that won recognition of the organizations from the various 
institutions of learning, came first; then naturally followed the 
partial gathering of the alumni into clubs and associations, since 
they no longer gave thereby public notice of insubordination to 
the regulations during their collegiate training. 

Brought under the critical scrutiny of careful fathers and 
crusty complainers, this class of societies has proved to them that 
it is sui generis; not an obnoxious parasite of youthful exuberance, 
but possessed of its own peculiar merits and good features. The 
avidity with which older men, in the various learned professions, 
of more or less public notoriety, turn again to enjoy for an even- 
ing with '*the boys," the Hellenic association has had its weight 
in clearing up the mistaken prejudice. Now, were I to undertake 
to prophesy, I should say that these societies must continue to gain 
in favor as thev ":row older. Their record has been one of con- 
tinuous progress; why should they not gradually replace, to a 
great extent, the worldly fraternities? It would require modifica- 
tions, doubtless, in the present conduct of most of them. Yet it 

Editorial. ••-59 

is no visionary thought that secret societies— or 07ie secret society 
— whose membership shall be made up of persons doubly selected, 
—once by the fact that they have had academical training, again 
bv their selection above their fellows in the same classes — should 
take precedence in popularity over the comn>on secret fraternity 
of the present day, whose almost sole requirement for admission 
is the possession of sufficient money to pay dues. 

The time is not yet ripe. No, because the combined mem- 
l>ership of all of the Greek-letter fraternities in existence is less than 

Nor is time or sentiment vet readv for the consolidation of 
the various societies into one or two of sufficient size and prestige 
to ensure the success of the idea. 

Were such a thing feasible, how much better than the ordi- 
nary' "lodge!'' Each "lodge'' would combine all of the usual 
inducements for the organization of social clubs, and might fill 
the same place in the social fabric that both now do, in a far more 
worthy manner. Of course their influence on popular education 
would be great — hardly to be estimated properly from our present 
point of view. 

But perhaps we are fifty years removed from that Hellenic 
Utopia as yet. At any rate, there must some day come some such 
practical solution of the alumni problem of these fraternities, else 
from sheer monotony they will dwindle into merely desultory 
creatures of uncertain, periodic existence, since no one of them 
alone has an alumni, or is likely soon to have, sufficiently strong 
to be efl^ective in this way. 

» * 

Then^ we may ask ourselves, what of the Greek journal? 
It started as an inter-chapter circular, of more or less pretension, 
and has, in some instances, grown up gradually through the stages 
of weekly, monthly, or semi-monthly journal, into quarterly maga- 
zines, almost approaching in dignity the position of the leading 
literary exponents of our social community. We say approaching 
advisedly; for none of the fraternities, in so far as our observation 
goes, have dared the experiment of giving sufficient scope to the 
alumni in their journals. It is true, but few of the Greek socie- 
ties have a sufficiently large graduate membership to render them 

^Q Editorial 

an absolutely safe reliance; yet there is undoubtedly great room 
for improvement. 

Let us not be understood as cutting off the " active *' into 
outer darkness; for there would be waitings and gnashings that 
would be quickly felt in the falling ofl' of interest, and decrease of 

Still, the ** active '' would in many instances prefer being 
relieved of the responsibility incident to his present share of keep- 

I ing up his fraternity journal. 

He would in most instances feel a pride in a literary journal 

; of decent appointments, conducted bv an experienced brother, on 

an adequate salary; contributed to by his brethren possessed of 

j literary qualifications; and published by his fraternity. The effect 

on individual chapters, or individual members, would be of the 
best character. Let the chapter news and alumni notes remain 

; by all means, they would be rendered more dignified than at 

- present by the association. There's a future for the fraternity 

magazine if there is for the fraternity; what is better than a modest 
class of literary journals suitable and attractive for miscellaneous 

The fraternity idea is not a selfish one — why should the jour- 
nal be selfish.^ Please understand, however, that the preceding 
remarks do not in any sense constitute a line of policy marked out 
by the present management for this journal. Nay, rather they 
are a simple expression of the impressions made upon us by a 
careful perusal of the various articles on College Fraternities in 
the current monthlies. The management will be satisfied, how- 
ever, if able to follow in the footsteps of our predecessors in the 

" conduct of The Rainbow. 


t It is not a good thing to begin with an apology; but it is 

:i perhaps due the chapters, and patrons of The Rainbow, that wc 

" %\\^ some explanation of the delay in the appearance of the firsi 

number of Vol. XII. The original intention, as generally 
announced, was to issue number one for November. The Editor 
had the misfortune to lose ten weeks of very valuable time, dating 
from September 15th, on account of severe affliction with his eyes; 
hence the delay. Pardon us this time, brethren and friends, and 
we promise it shall not occur again — if we can avoid it. 

Edttoriai 6f 

The custom has been to give a resume of the proceedings of 
the General Convention editorially, but by the kindness of our 
worthy Bro. A. P. Trautwine, of the New York Alumni, we give 
an excellent account of the meeting of that body elsewhere. We 
shall not, then, attempt to better a \try good thing by any further 
account of the Cleveland Convention. It did good work, and a 
great deal of it, and the fraternity already begins to experience a 
beneficial effect therefrom, as indicated by general reports from 
all sections of the field. It was a fine gathering of representative 
men, although we were somewhat disappointed in not meeting 
some of the **old war-horses'' there. Come next time, brethren 
— we need vou. 

Apropos, the convention, the old custom of literary exercises 
seems to have fallen in to a sort of "innocuous disuetude," as it were, 
— and why? With orators such as I might easily name, poets 
such as Carleton and others, historians such as Trautwine, why 
should we not give the barbarian public some share in the enjoy- 
ment of our meetings? Let the proper authorities discuss the 
question. The Convention was a solid success, however, and we 
hope to attend many more like it. The unfailing attention of the 
Cleveland Alumni, headed by our whole-souled brothers, Bemis, 
McLane and Arter contributed greatly to the enjoyment of all. 

* « 

Ankkt the question, ** How to organize and interest the 
alumni in the workings of the fraternity,. and in the journal,'* we 
have an inclination to suggest that the alumni ought to organize 
themselves. There is no particular reason, either, why the mem- 
bers of that honorable aggregation should need any coddling from 
their respective chapters to interest them in a journal that is pub- 
lished as much for them as for the chapters. With the support 
that is due from the alumni, the fraternity could give them a 
magazine more than worth its subscription price, from a literary 
standpoint alone. 

Suppose all of '\ve brithers " receiving this nuinher trv the 
experiment of contributing yc^Jr mite of fraternitv news for the 
amelioration of the magazine, and your fin/mcial support, to the 
extent of the subscription price, for the relief of the business 

62 EditoriaL 


At the risk of ploughing over sterile ground, we want to 
suggest that there are many questions of policy, of interest to 
I all of the fraternities, that should have prompt consideration. 

' The practice of *' lifting/' that of selecting new men early in 

the sessions without proper regard for the qualifications, the antag- 
onism of the authorities of some of the larger institutions of learn- 
ing to the entrance of chapters within their folds, these and many 
other similar questions might have the united, concentrated atten- 
tion of the leading fraternities with beneficial results. 

Why could not a sort of Pan Hellenic Congress, made up of 

delegates from all of these bodies, meeting once in five years, 

' attend to these matters.'' The detestable practice of ''lifting" 

i might be legislated out of existence in a half-hour's session; by 

common consent, new students might be allowed six or eight 

weeks in which to develop, before being asked to join any 

fraternity; the Boards and Faculties of the larger institutions of 

i learning might be placated; and much good work in the organiza- 

i tion of the alumni of all the fraternities might be done through 

the instrumentalitv of a more jjeneral concentration of fraternity 
interest. Such a Congress would receive a larger percentage of 
attendance, in proportion, than the Conventions of individual 
orders, because more largely advertised, and because every frater- 
nity possesses a few members of sufficient enthusiasm to ensure 
their steady attendance. 

We think it would arouse interest, not interest in the Pan 
Hellenic idea to the detriment of the individual, but the fraternity 
interest, however aroused, will redound to the advantage of the 
individual at length. 

To THE Chapter Secretaries. — It is hard to tell just whai 
to include in the chapter letters and what to leave out; you shoulc 
know best yourselves, being on the ground. In answer t< 
many inquiries, and in view of much confusion on this subject 
we say this much to you: Your letters should show the conditior 
of your chapters, and the fraternity as seen from your points o 
observation. If you have hit upon some successful plan for accom 
plishing some object that may be useful to the other chapters, tel 
what it is. If you have some difficulty that the experience of th< 
others might help you alleviate, ask for their suggestions. 

Editorial. 63 

Give notes of fraternity and educational interest in general, 
though these should be written on separate sheets, properly 

Alwa^'s write legibly on one side of the paper only. Head 
your letters with the names of your chapters, and sign your names 
at the end. 

In the matter of alumni news, which is particularly desired, 
let the year of graduation precede the name, and arrange names 
chronologically. This will save much trouble. Lastly, let your 
next letters reach this office by February ist. We want no delin- 
quents, the next number must contain a letter from every chapter 
in the fraternitv. "Hear us Norma"! 

« « 

The Symposium. — This interesting feature of former num- 
bers of The Rainbow was left out of the present number, by 
reason of the confusion incident to the removal of the office of 
publication, and the inability of the editor, through affliction, to 
send the announcement out at the proper time. This department 
will be renewed, with a thorough discussion of some interesting 
topic, in our next. 

Convention Photograph. — Bro. Sherman Arter, of the 
Cleveland Alumni, informs us that he has a supply of the photo- 
graph of the members of the Twenty-ninth Convention of the 
Fraternity, recently held in Cleveland; and offers to supply them 
with key, for $1.25 per copy. As the photograph contains the 
officers of the Fraternity for '87-^88, the historian, one of the 
founders and many delegates from distant points, it would be an 
interesting souvenir. Any one desiring one can have it expressed 
to them by sending price to Sherman Arter, 7 Blackstone Block, 
Cleveland, Ohio. 

« « 

Chapter Public ations: — We will esteem it a favor if the 
several chapters publishing chapter journals will send us a copy 
of each issue. To ensure regularity, we will place vour journal on 
the exchange roll and send you a copy of The Rainbow tor vour 
chapter library. Please attend to this at once. Send us the full 

64 Editorial. 

volume. So far, we have received only The Choctaw Pow Wow^ 
The Rho Chronicle and The Iota Chronicle. 

College Journals: — Wc want the college journals of all fhe 
colleges where we have chapters, also, can't you Chapter Secreta- 
ries send us a copy each month, with Delta Tau Delta items and 
personals marked? Try it. 

Undergraduate Subscribers: — It is desired that the chap- 
ters send in, at once, a list of the names of their Rainbow sub- 
scribers, with home addresses. Please state in the same letter the 
date of your college commencement. 


Change of Address: — We want our alumni particularly to 
read this notice, cut it out and paste it in their cigar cases. When 
you change your place of residence please notify us, giving old as 
well as new address, that you may receive The Rainbow regu- 
larly. If you neglect this you are the losers. 

Answer Letters: — If there is any one thing that more than 
another delays successful work, and really tends to lessen interest 
in the fraternity, it is the impolite, thoughtless but pernicious 
habit some brethren have of neglecting to answer important offi- 
cial communications. Alumni, actives, chapter S. A*s., members 
of the Council, one and all, try to do a little better. We have a 
very able, efficient, industrious General Secretary, Bro. Rannells, 
but he has all he can attend to and is hard worked. Don't delay 
your answers to his letters and circulars. If you do the Lord will 
not love vou. 

Our New Chapter: — By the time these lines meet your 
eyes Lehigh will have entered the fold again with a good strong 
chapter. The fraternity welcomes our new chapter, and expects 
Oiuch of her. 


% « 

Minneapolis Alumni Association: — We expect this 
number to greet an enthusiastic Alumni Association at Minneapo- 

EditoricU, 65 

lis also. Their charter has been duly granted, and the boys of the 
northwest are usually prompt in their work. Send us an account 
of your organization for our next. 

* * 
Our Alumni Association of Nkw York City: — We have 
nothing from this very prosperous club; neither have we had any 
tidings from Cleveland, Detroit, Ann Arbor, Columbus, nor Nash- 
ville. Do not let it occur again. 


The first regular meeting of the season was held at the Uni- 
versity Club, on Saturday evening, October 6th, 1888. Owing 
to the excitement incident to a heated political campaign, the 
excellent dinner was enjoyed by an unusually small number; onl}- 
the following brethren being present: McClurg, H. C. Alexander, 
Plummer, Boyle, H. E. Alexander, Ziesing, Narramore, and 
George Horton of /^. 

After dinner, at a brief business session, the following were 
chosen to fill the offices of the Association tor the ensuing year: 
President, H. C. Alexander, J. '72; Vice-President, Augustus 
Ziesing, -T. '78; Treasurer, C. Boyle, B, Z. '80; Secretary, Whar- 
ton Plummer, A. '84. 

Our second regular meeting will be held some time in 
December, and hope to be able to give you an account of an inter- 
esting meeting for the next Rainbow. W. P. A. '84. 


The new Alumni Association has held but one regular bus- 
iness meeting since receiving their charter. While few in numbers 
the boys have come to stay, and, with characteristic Chattanooga 
enthusiasm, will soon be trying for the laurels of the New York 
and Chicago Associations. They already have a movement on 
foot to establish a neighbor in Memphis. If the Nashville Asso- 
ciation does not soon pluck up and do more good for herself, and 
reflect more credit on the fratenity, the question of assimilating her 
membership into the Chattanooga club will be seriously discussed. 

The oflficers selected for the ensuing year are: President, J. M. 
Philips, A. '85; Secretary, W. B. Garvin, A. '85; Treasurer, D. M. 
Bright, A. '81. The ne.xt regular meeting will be held December 
15th, 1888. ♦ ♦ ♦ 


66 From the Chapters, 

From the Chapters. 


Alleghe! Alleghe! Rah! Boom! Allegheny! Success to 
Bro. Philips, and many happy returns to you all. Slightly weak- 
ened as to numhers, the Alpha commences her twenty-sixth year 
with flattering prospects. Returning with eleven men, we have 
increased that numher to fourteen by the initiation of Brothers 
Wallace, Jones and Nesbit. Of our chapter of last year, Bro. 
Flood is at John Hopkins, Bro. Lashells at Philadelphia Medical 
College, Bro. John Lockard at Cornell, and Bro. Sanderson at 
Ann Arbor. 

Df. W. G. Williams now occupies the presidential chair, and 
already his master hand shows itself. Durinjj the summer such 
extensive repairs and changes were made in the buildings and 
grounds, that one w-ould hardly recognize Mie college left in June. 
In class elections, and on the Kaldron, we have been successful 
I beyond our highest expectations. That class spirit is uj), way up, 

i the positions of the several classes show. Our battalion now 

numbers one hundred and twenty-six men The building of a 
j new gymnasium seems to be a settled fact. Altogether, we arc 

proud of our Frat., proud of our chapter, and proud of our col- 
lege. W. S. JOII.NSON, S. A. 


The year opened with a fewer number of old students back 
than usual. However, with an increased number of new students, 
we hold our own. The work, so far, is conceded by all to have 
been exceptionally well done. The Literary Societies are in a 
flourishing c.gndition. Our faculty have returned to the old sys- 
tem of examinations. For the past two years, the rule has been in 
vogue here that those students who obtained a term grade of 90 
per cent., and over, were excused from examinations. 

Beta has at present seven active members. The number 
of initiates of the fraternities here this vear have been: Phi Delta 

From the Chapters. 67 

Theta, i; Beta Theta Pi, 5; Delta Tau Delta, 3; we would not 
depreciate the initiates of the other fraternities, but are of the 
opinion that we got the men, as usual. Beta, this term, has rented, 
furnished, and is now using a Chapter Hall. Although the Chap- 
ter Hall is not to be compared with that of some rich chapter, yet 
it is a great credit to Beta. It is something that we will not be 
ashamed of, but rather glad to show our visiting Deltas. Beta 
Theta Pi has followed our example in this matter, and has also 
made arrangements for a Chapter Hall. Phi Delta Theta took 
some steps in the matter, but gave it up as a bad job. Bro. Jno. 
W. Scott has been unexpectedly called out of college by the 
death of his father. Bro. A. P. Russell has quit college and is 
studying law at Millersburg, Ohio. Bro. E. A. Bingham is trying 
his fortune at Delaware this vear. Bros. L. W. HoflTman and E. 

D. Sayre have purchased and will edit, in the futre. the Athens 
Herald^ the leading newspaper of Athens county. Bro. Sayre is 
also studying law at Athens, Ohio. 

Owing to the resignation of Prof. Sudduth and Miss Don- 
nally, Edward P. Anderson, A. M.. Ph. D., (Michigan), occupies 
the chair of English Literature and Rhetoric, and Kate A. Findley, 
(Boston), is the instructress in Elocution. Miss Kate Cranz, 
(Buchtel), occupies the chair of Modern Languages, made vacant 
by the death of Miss Ebert. There is one other matter that this 
chapter letter, in order to do Beta justice, in order that no false 
impressions may be had of her by any member of Delta Tau 
Delta who has been so unfortunate as to read the chapter letters 
by E. H. Eves as Chapter Correspondent of ^. ^. ^., from this 
place, must of necessity deal with. 

We wish to be charitable to every one; we do not wish to 
judge any one. But when a man tells falsehoods, especially if 
those falseh6ods are calculated to injure some one, we feel no 
remorse of conscience when we show him up. Such a man is 

E. H. Eves. We do not wish to enter into any belittling contro- 
versy with such a man, but would refer Deltas, who are sufti- 
ciently interested in his reputation for truth and veracity, to the 
last number of The Rainbow, and commencement number of 
The College Current. We would only say through The Rain- 
bow, that his calculated injurious reference to Beta of Delta Tau 
Delta, in the Scroll for October, is false. We invite investigation 
of the man and of the facts. f. E. C. Kirkendall, S. A. 

68 From the Chapters. 


Delta chapter begun the year under rather discouraging 

circumstances, with onlv four men. We have, however 
initiated three new men, all freshmen: Bros. A. Lvnn Free, 

PaW-paw, Mich.; Alfred C. Lewerenz, Detroit, Mich.; and Chas. 

G. Wicker, Chicago, 111. Two old members have returned since 

the beginning of the year, so that with Bro. Sanderson of Vl, who 

has become a member of our chapter, we now have ten men. 

We expect to add to this number at least two more before long. 

We lose but two men by graduation, as against six for last year, 

so that our prospects for next year are excellent. We already 

have one man pledged, and have our eyes on several more. 

The University opened with a larger attendance than ever 
before; the catalogue for this year will probably show a total 
enrollment of over nineteen hundred, making this the second, if 
not the Hrst, university in point of size, in the country. 

The Inter- Fraternity Base Ball League held their annual 
banquet November i6th. Plenty of good things to eat, a moder- 
ate amount of good things to drink, toasts by representatives of 
each fraternity, and a general good time, made it an occasion long 
to be remembered. These bancjuets, it is to be hoped, will be- 
come a permanent institution, as there is nothing else that will 
promote so much mutual good fellowship and fellow feeling 
among the members of diflerent fraternities. 

J. R. Kkmpf, S. A. 


Eleven of Epsilon's loyal knights assembled around her shrine 
at the first meeting of the college year, and right hearty were the 
hand-grasps with which brother greeted brother. Since then, 
two tardy neophytes have been added, giving us fifteen tried and 
true men to care for the mterests of our beloved Epsilon. 

Yes, Epsilon still holds her own, and never was more enthu- 
siasm manifested for the **Purple, White and Gold' than sponta- 
neously oozes forth from the active membership of the present 

If present indications count for anything, this will be the 
banner year of our history. Her prospects look bright and 

From the Chapters, 69 

encouraging. We sustain friendly relations with our rivals 
and contemporaries. The college is in a healthy, vigorous condi- 
tion. Her several departments are filled with intelligent looking 
students, and already from their ranks, Epsilon has taken in two 
men whom she deemed worthy to carry the standards of "The 
True, the Beautiful and the Good/' while three more are anx- 
iously, not to say impatiently, waiting for another year to roll 
around, so that they, too, may become one of the '*chosen few.'' 

Epsilon's men hold their share of the college honors, such as 
president of the senior class, the two chief offices on our college 
journal, etc. — positions which have been bestowed upon them 
solely because of their genuine worth. 

Thanksgiving has come and gone. It has not, nor will it 
ever, fade from our memories. Each one unites in saying, '*The 
last is the best.'' Rev. J. C. Floyd, the founder of our chapter, as 
well as six alunnii, Bros. I. (i. Bmwn, Dr. E. L. Parmeter, H. VV. 
Mosher, Dr. Will Marsh and l>. B. Sutton were present, and fully 
proved by experiment the natural taste a '* Delt " has for '* the 
feast that drives dull care away." 

Epsilon is fully in league with the new workings that are just 
now being carried out, and with you, we will work hard to hasten 
the time when *'01d Delta Tau" shall become the greatest of col- 
lege fraternities. 

Let this introduce to you our two youngest: Bros. 1*2. L. Nis- 
kern and A.J. Wilder, both of '92. 

We wish you all a ' Merry Christmas and a Happy New 


Zeta sends greeting to the new administration of Tiik 
Bow. We remember that this l)L'autiful cMiiblcni was torn from its 
native soil in the genial southern climate, and planted on the shore 
of our nothern lakes, and that here it defied the ri^ror (^f the ele 
ments. became acclimated and Mourished. Now it is returned to 
the land of its vouth, surrounded bv all the associations that hal- 
low the name, a naiiie which ^till has a charm for niauv to whom 
it was so long the s\ inbol of br«>therho«Ml. I luler ^uch circutn- 

7o From the Chapters, 


stances our hopes run high. As we most heartily wish, so we 
confidently predict, a continued and unparalleled prosperity for 
our beloved fraternity journal. We have placed it at that beauti- 
ful "Gate of the Mountains." there to defend against all comers, 
our interests, our principles and our history. But we wander. 

Zeta holds her own this year with six men. On October 12, 
we initiated, and herewith heg leave to introduce to the fraternity, 
William Carver Williams, of Cleveland, Ohio, a former Yale 
student who entered our senior class this vear. We have also 
with us Bro. Rynard of Eta. who is attending the Case School of 
Applied Science, situated on the same campus as Adelbert College. 

Our members arc very regular in attending our meetings, 
which are held weekly. These meetings become more and more 
interesting as time goes by, and are frequently enlivened by the 
presence of the old boys of Zeta. If any one of the young chap- 
ters is under special obligations to her alumni for their continued 
interest, counsel and support, surely that chapter is ours. Though 
ij in the midst of professional duties and the cares of life, they refuse 

|: to be divorced from their first love. Fortunate is that chapter 

whose alumni are in such a case. 

|l In college affairs we continue to reveal our presence. In the 

\ way of honors, we certainly have no cause for complaint. Our 

'i; two members in the junior class, Bros's Rendy and Tryon, have 

\, been elected to a place on The Reserve board of editors. Bro. 

"; Williams has been elected leader of the glee club, and captain of 


i; the foot ball team. Besides this, we are well represented in both 

f these and the base ball nine, and wield the gavel in the senior. 

|» junior and sophomore classes. In short, we usually have a hand 

I; in whatever stalks abroad in the land. Thus, with a double por- 

\\\ tion, we still exist. 

ie Of the other fraternities at Adelbert, nearly all are flourishing. 

F- A. A, ^. and A. K. K. have been suddenly built up, from a state 

V of despair to one of apparent strength, by a fortuitous combination 

•^ of circumstances. <^. /'. A. is trying to die. A. T. and B. fJ. FI. 

I' . . * 

,' are prosperous, each in their way. 

Adelbert College is becoming j)rosperous under the able 
leadership of its new president. A well equipped gymnasium 
greeted us on our return in September There is more real college 
life here now than for a number of years. 


From the Chapters. 71 


The unfortunate illness of both of Eta's regularly elected 
delegates, made her representation at the Cleveland Convention 
somewhat impromptu, but it is a notable fact that never in her 
history has she failed to have two delegates at each national con- 
vention, and there were plenty of actives and alumni present on 
this occasion to grasp her standard the mom nt its regular bearers 


By the loss of Bro. Will T. Rynard, who left Buchtel for 

Case School of Applied Science, Cleveland. O., and was accord- 
ingly transferred to the Zeta, and Bro. Allen M. Fell, who did not 
return in the faH, Eta commenced the year with six men. But 
w^ith seventy-two new students entering Buchtel this year, and a 
Freshman class of thirty-five, rushahle material was plentiful, and 
we soon increased the roll to nine. Thev are as follows: Avery 
P. Matthews, Jackson, O., who has a cousin in the chapter; Austin 
V. Cannon, Jesse, O., related to one of our old braves, Oakley 
Herrick; and Bert F. Neufer, Wawaka, Ind., brother to Bro. Chas. 
Neufer, of DePauw University. At the present rate, the whole 
chapter will soon be related b}- the bonds of consanguinity as 
well as of affinity. 

Our '* pledged chapter'' consists of four of the finest Preps, 
in the department, for we believe firmly in the policy of taking 
men in hand at a tender age and training them in the way they 
should go. But of our system, more anon. With such active and 
prospective members, and without a cent of indebtedness, surely 
the material prosperity of the chapter is promising. 

But our chief pride is in our internal work and development. 
Our initiation team challenges competition, and work in the secret 
service well nigh approaches perfection. Our old system of chap- 
ter work is followed with even better results than before, while a 
chapter orchestra of five pieces greatly enlivens the programs 
with music. 

Twice this term the chapter has been called upon to mourn 
the loss of a worthy and respected alumnus. On Sundav, Sept. 
23rd, we followed to the grave tl.e remains of Bro. Jacob Motz, 
'82; and just one week later the same carriages carried the chapter 
to attend the funeral of Bro. Charles S. Bock. \S:^. Of the li\es 
and deaths of these l)n)thers, more will l»c found in tlic alumni 

*J2 Prom the Chapters. 

As to honors and standing in collej^e, Eta has not abated one 
jot her former high ph*cc. Recognized as a power in every col- 
lege movement, she has no need to struggle for honors, nor exuh 
unduly in them when gained. Hro. Holcomb is one of the elected 
i contestants in the oratorical contest, while Bixjs. Rowlev, Andrews, 

Wieland and Bonner hold good positions on the Junior Ex. pro- 
gram. Some of our freshmen will also contest for their cla^s 

.; speakership, and with very good chances of success. The senior 

' Captain of the military battalion is a Delta, a^ well as the First 

!' Lieutenant of the gynmasium company — which drill is compul- 

sory under college authority. The Buchtel College Republican 
band, which did efficient work during the campaign, was organ- 
I ized and managed by Delts; while the leader and musical director 

of the college orchestra each wear the purple, gold and white. 

We favor the amendments to the Constitution and the wisest 
and most advanced legislation for the present state of the frater- 
nity. At the same time we wish to emphasize the fact that a 

;! Constitution alone cannot make a fraternity, nor the wisest legisla- 

tion work for the amelioration iA\J 7'. J,, except it be coupled 
with the earnest and intelligent eflorts of every chapter and indi- 

i' vidual in the fraternity To this end it behooves every chapter to 

■^ study well every point in the new regime^ and to bring upon it 

the sober,* more critical eyes of its alumni. Flaws there are, no 

i doubt, but they are easily amended, and then on a sound founda- 

tion of ritual and constitution unified. Delta Tau Delta will rear, as 
superstructure, the grandest American college fraternity. And 
that she may assist in this noble work is Eta's fondest hope. 


Theta has many reasons for rejoicing this year. At the 
beginning of last year she started with but ^\^ men, instead of six 
as reported in the Cleveland Minutes. The opening seemed 
rather gloomy, but the faithful five began vigorous action, and 
before the close of the year six men were added. Men. too, for 
the chapter to feel ])roud of. It is characteristic of Theta to sacri- 
fice numbers for quality, so that the moral standing of the chapter 
is high. 

We observe the greatest care in the selection of our men, and 

Prom the Chaffers. y^ 

seldom initiate a man to whom we cannot point as an example of 
morality. One of our number graduated last commencement, but 
one of the old boys returned, so we started with eleven this year. 
VVe have initiated five eood men already. The boys are all fresh- 
men, and stand high socially and in college work. Our boys are 
enthusiastic enough, meeting every Saturday, with no absentees — 
unless some of the boys are out of town. We have four more in 
view. The college is in excellent condition; attendance increased 
about 25 per cent, over last year. This increase is mainly due to 
the intluence of our worthy brother, S. M. Cooper, an alumnus of 
the college. Three members of our faculty are members of Delta 
Tau. We have just fitted and furnished a new hall for the chapter. 



Wc desire to express our regret that our S. A. neglected 
sending a chapter-letter to the July Rainbow. 

The work for the year has now fairly bejfun, and it has been 
said, by those who know, that Hillsdale has a higher and better 
grade of students than ever l)el'ore. .\ sharp rivalry exists be- 
tween A. T. A. and (^. J. (t)., with J. 7'. J. as the aggressor. 

We bejjan our year's work with six actives, but since then 
have chronicled the advent of four new Greeks: Bros. Hudson 
and Coombs, of Wisconsin; Hro. Lewis, of Colorado: Hro. Mar- 
ti ndale, of Michigan — all of the class of '92. 

Delta Tau Delta has the tollowiog professors in Hillsdale 
College: Profs. Copp in the chair of Theology: Smith, protessor 
of Chemistry, Biology and (Jeology; Haynes, professor of Mathe- 
matics and Physics; Norton, professor of Belles-lettres and Ger- 
man; Janes, professor of Ancient and Modetn History and Civil 

Bro. I. S. Rood, one of the old bovs, was married to Mrs. L. 
(j. Williams, during the summer vacation. 

Delta Tau Delta has two men on the Lecture Course commit- 
tee, of which course Bro, Hawley is president. 

Kappa can boast of a few politicians. Oneot' her loyal sons 
is in the race for the United States Conj^ress: two are runninsr for 
State assemblies, and many for oflices of less honor. 

J^;- 74 Prom the Chapters. 



' I 


At the opening of the college year, Septemher i8. Lambda's 
prospects were anything hut bright; there being at that time only 
two members. Since then wc have had an addition of two more, 
and are now doing all in our power to put our chapter on a firm 
winning basis; as yet we have initiated no men, but we are not 
dead, and don*t intend to die. Neither do we intend to let the 
reputation of the fraternity sufier in our hands, and we sincerely 
hope and expect to record several initiations in our next letter. 
Of rival '* frats." we have six, consisting of: the B. (^J. TJ.^fi^ who 
pride themselves on their members and brains; the ^. A. /*r.'s, 
who don't pride themselves at all; K. .^.'s, who boast of their 
literary attainments; thp 0. J. f:^.'s, on their proverbial big-head- 
edness and good looks. The remaining two are the K. 2. and 
X. 0. "Toughness'' olVers the best description I can think of for 

Our University has a large attendance, and is doing excellent 
work. I regret to state at present that our Chancellor, Bishop 
McTyre is very low. H. M. Scales, S. A. 


Chapter Mu began the present term with vim and vigor. 
The boys returned to their Delta home at the O. VV. U., with 
iflmost as much pleasure as they journeyed to their respective 
homes at the close of school in June last. The many pleasant 
reminiscences which cluster within our chapter hall make the 
place dear to us, and awakens within us a determination to be 
always loyal and true to the Deltaic faith. During the summer 
the fraternity fire burned brightly in each of our hearts. At the 
happy suggestion of one of our number, a co-operative letter was 
sent to each of the brothers in succession, to which, when it was 
received by him, something was added. This letter was read at 
one of our meetings early in the term, and indeed no little satis- 
faction and pleasure was derived therefrom. Bros. Rannells and 
Hughes interested us by a recapitulation of the work done by 
the last convention. They were enthusiastic over the good there 
accomplished, and we all feel assured that the last convention 
marks an important epoch in the fraternity's history. We began 

From the Chapters. 75 

the year with ten men; our ranks were augmented by the addi- 
tion of Bro. Bingham, from Beta chapter, who comes to this col- 
lege for the purpose of finishing a college course. He will grad- 
uate with our present freshman class. Sir William, the Conquerer, 
has been at work in our midst this term, and right royally has he 
done his duty. His majestic thump has been felt, not only in this 
institution, but also Kenyon College has come under his soothing 
influence. On the evening of September 28th, chapter Mu had 
the pleasure of assisting Bro. Henry Eberth, of Kenyon College, 
in the initiation of Messrs. Charles and William Walkley into the 
Deltaic mysteries. The initiation took place here in Delaware- 
The patience of Bro. Eberth has certainly been rewarded, for the 
two initiates are manly gentlemen, and fit persons to wear a Delta 
badge. On the same evening we had the extreme satisfaction of 
increasing our own number by the initiation ot Bro. J. F. Keating 
class *92. We secured Bro. Keating after a hard '* rush " with 
Phi Gamma Delta. W^e also take great pleasure in introducing 
to the Greek world, Bro. J. K. Doane. class '92, whom we initiated 
on the evening of October 30th. Both our new brothers are 
strong men, and we are proud of them. Bros. Hughes and Har- 
gett participate in the oratorical contest which takes place 
December 13th. In consequence of the event, our interest 
is centered in that evening, for we feel assured that our chapter 
will be represented with honor and credit. Internally we are 
harmony itself, and all take an interest in general fraternity as well 
as chapter work. When, from time to time, we hear of the sue. 
ce^s of sister chapters we are greatly rejoiced, tor we recognize 
that the gain of other chapters is also our own, and all point to 
that future A, T. A.^ of which the present is merely an outline. 
We have been favored with a visit by a number of our alumni 
this term, and in the hope that this may reach others of them, we 
exhort all such to visit us whenever it is convenient, for it greatly 
pleases the boys to have their friends ''drop iir' upon them. The 
Greeks of this institution were treated to a surprise recently, by 
the appearance in our midst, on the morning of November 17th, 
of nine men wearing the badge of Sigma Alpha Epsilon. All 
the comment necessary is simply to say, that the fraternities repre- 
sented here, without exception, were not highly elated over the 

The institution in which we are located is booming. Our 

76 Prom the Chapters. 

number is not quite so large as last year, yet a much better class 
of students has entered the present year. More of those enterinjj 
have been enabled to enter more advanced classes than has ever 
been known in the historv of the institution. Dr. McCabe, our 
venerable actin<2f president, is havinj*; marked success in his admin- 
istration of the aft'airs of the collej^e, the students seem to have a 
desire to assist him, and harmony is observed along all lines. On 
our return from the summer vacation we were surprised and 
delighted to see that a gymnasium luiilding had been erected. It 
is a very pretty, unique structure, and is a credit to the institution. 
Steps have been taken recently to supply it with apparatus. The 
base ball team of the O. W. V . has .had marked success this fall. 
It has played several games with clubs from adjacent towns and, 
with but one exception, has come out victorious. The present 
senior class has secureJ abolition of the old system of chapel 
orations. In its stead have been substituted '^Senior Rhetoricals/' 
which means that the scMiiors give an entertainment to the students 
of the college the last hour every other Friday afternoon. The 
former svstem was a bore. The present system is quite agreeable. 
The college has received a verv valuable donation from the Rev. 
W. H. Weber. It is a museum of several thousand .specimens 
from the Holy Land. This added to our present museum gives 
us one of the most valuable collections in the country. 

V. K. McElhexy, Jr., S. A. 


College opened on the 13th of September, with a new class 
of about ninety-six men. Although a good class in athletics, it is 
a poor one in number of iVaternity men. 

The college foot-ball team did some good work the first part 
of the season, winning seven games in succession. But the team 
went to pieces, losing the three last games, when there was no 
reason whatever why they should not have won all of them. 

The tVeshmen however were more.successl'ul, defeating everv 
one thev played with. 

We started the term with nine men, having lost li\e men by 
graduation, and one leaving to go into business with his t'ather. 
We now have eleven men in our chapter, and are in a very pros- 

From the Chapters. 77 

pcroiis condition. The new men, two in number are: H. P. G. 
Coates. of Philadelphia, and C. B. Parkin, of Pittshurg. 

Bro. Will Carlcton will lecture here on the 7th of December. 
We are looking forward to the time with great pleasure as we 
intend giving him a bancptet. 



We be«:an the vear with a crew of nine enthusiastic workers. 
The third week of school we were all agreeably surprised by the 
return of Bro. O. A. Kennedy, who has been absent four years 
tilling a government position in the Indian schools of Indian Ter- 
ritory. Elis long experience in the fraternity and his thorough 
knowledge of its workings, wdl greatly aid us in our progress 
throughout the year. 

Our long-cherished hopes and much- needed improvements, 
in the line of new buildings, have at last been realized. Our new 
Science Hall is enclosed, and the inside work will be sufficiently 
completed to be ready for use by the opening of the winter term. 
It is a tine four-story structure, and is surpassed by nothing of the 
kind in the State, excepting the stone conservatory at (jrinnell 
College. A Ladies' Boarding Hall will be erected in the spring, 
at a co»it of $i::,or>o to $2v"'^f^- The brick have alreadv been 
purchased an<l paid for, and delivered on the grounds. The 
building committee have selected the site, adopted plans, and 
ordered that work begin as soon as the frost is out in the spring. 
The institution is enjoying a boom, such as it has never before 
experienced. The influx of new students and the encouraging 
financial aid, have aroused the members of the DesMoines Con- 
ference from their lethargy, and they now manifest their interest 
in our welfare in a tangible manner. TIumv is an unusually large 
attendance in all the various departnu'iits, and among the students 
more j^ood fraternity material than has entered tor several vears. 
Our contest for iiew men is vigorous, our rivals all being in good 
condition and nearer our equal than they have been for some time. 
We have had but one initiate, Mr. C. H. Lindsay, of this place. 
VV^e take great pleasure in introducing him t<j the Delta world, as 
he enters upon active duties with a vim and enthusiasm of which 
older members may justly feel proud. In the distribution of cpl- 
lege honors, we have received our share. 


From the Chapters. 

Bro. N. C. Field presides over the Everett society; H. A. 
Yoiiz is editor-in-chief of the Simpsonian; A. B. Ashhy, Alumni 
editor; O. A. Kennedy, associate; and E. P. Wright, local. Bro. 
Youttz was also the successful contestant in the Park oratorical 
contest, which took place last commencement. The prize was a 
fine gold medal of %zo value. Bros. Murphy, Mcech and Trimble 
were also contestants, and ranked well. 

l^elow is given a table showing the number of fraternities 
and Soroses at Simpson, the number of members in each, and 
their distribution among the dift'erent classes: 

^J m A. m ^J • • ••••■••• ••••• 

0. a:, w 

A. T. n 

II B ^ 
A A / ^ 


L. F. V 

































"94. ITotal. 






2 i 



2 , 








We have enjoyed visits from fifteen of our alumni during the 
term. During the County Industrial show several of them were 
here, and we celebrated the occasion with a '' round up," the main 
feature of which was a small barrel of cider. 

There is a rumor abroad that Sigma Chi has granted a charter 
to students of this place. If such is true they are r^inning sub rosa, 
for they have never shown their colors. Most of.the suspect ones 
are men of more than average ability, and would not be a disgrace 
to any one. We have added a new literary feature to our chapter 
meetings which has become a decided success. It will be kept 
up throughout the entire year. W^e have added some new furni- 
ture to our hall, and started a library which is growing rapidlv. 
One purpose of our library is to collect a file of prominent fra- 
ternity journals. 

Our new Scientific Professor is Mr, I. S. Tilton of Middle- 
town, Conn. He is a Delta Kappa Epsilon. fills his place well 
and is liked by every one. Examinations are rapidlv approaching 
and we are all busily engaged preparing for the closing exercises 
of the term. Xi sends greetings to all. 

Prom the Chapters. 79 


Leo^islativc investigation has proved beneficial to the S. U. I., 
as is attested by an increased attendance of about 15 per cent. 

Fraternity material is as plentiful as ever, but less prominent 
as yet. 

Omicron's new members are: Arthur Cjorrell, '92, of Newton, 
la.; Will McChesnev, '02, of Iowa Citv, la.; and John H. Berry- 
hill, '91, of Davenport, la. Sixteen Deltas regularly attend our 
meetinjjs: three of them are not in the University this term, how- 

Beta Theta Pi has initiated three men, total membership 
13; Phi Kappa Psi, one man, total membership 10; Phi Delta 
Theta, three men, total membership S. The ladies' fraternities are 
all doing well. 

Bros. Gorrell and Burton are presidents of '92 and 89, respect- 
iyely. Bros. Lloyd and Price are Captains in the U. Battalion. 

Bro. Lischer is publishing the *' I ^niversit/\' Mirror^'' a new 
students' paper, which, \\Vq ^' \"idette- Reporter^' \9^ weekly. He 
is its founder, and feels a justifiable pride in its success. 

Bro. Charles E. Pickett, '88, is, upon invitation, and under 
direction of the Republican State committee, speaking in the lead- 
ing places of the State. As an orator he has few superiors in the 
State, and his success is marked by many words of praise. 

Bro. VV. R. Meyers, '"'lil^^ visited with us on the i6th inst. He 
is practicing law at Anita, la. 

Bro. Alonzo Rawson, '88, stopped here on his w:iv to Wash- 
ington Territory, where he will Join Bro. Pomeroy in the practice 
of law. Bro. Powell, '85, is this year in senior law. 

The social season was opened by Omicron last month, and 
a more pleasant party, a more enjoyable dance, we have never 


Autumn has come again, 

•The dead leaves strew the forest walk, 
And wither'd are the pale wild Howers; 
The frost hangs black'ning on the stalk, 
The dew-drops fall in frozen showers." 

So From the Chapters. 

On account of the vellow fever our school was delayed several 
weeks in opening, and therefore has not as good attendance as 

We are organizing a foot- ball team and expect to do a great 
deal of playing this fall. 

Bro. Finley, who has been conducting the survey of the 
Helena, Tupelo and Decatur Road, is again with us, and will 
remain until next June, when he will be graduated. 

In the Literary, we still rank with the first. 

Last session Bro. Sadler captured first freshman medal in the 
Phi Sigma speakmg. 

Bro. Bryson was second honor man in the literary. 

Bro. Stockett, who is a senior law student, and gives promise 
of a brilliant future as a lawyer, is President of the Y. M. C. A. 

Last session we were well represented in the athletics. Bro. 
Williams was pitcher for the seniors, Bro. Savage caught for the 
sophs, Bro. Sadler was short-stop for the freshmen. 

We had a meeting of all the fraternities a few days since to 
see about having published a university fraternity magazine. 

Besides the ten old brothers that returned, we captured six 
new men, which makes us equal in quantity and quality to any 
other fraternity in the University. A. T. Stovale, S. A, 


For the first time in many years it becomes the painful dutv 
to announce the death of a brother, made dear to us by old associ- 
ations and ties of Delta Tau Delta. Bro. Alfred Cary Peck, '89* 
died on Sunday, May 20th, after a severe anil lingering illness. 
His death was not only a blow to the chapter anil to his friends, 
but is a deeply felt loss to the entire college. He was connected 
with all the literary enterprises of the Institute, acting as the chap- 
ter's editor (ui the college annual, llic IicicNtrt(\ and represent- 
ing his class on the Institute quarterly. The Stevens hniieator. 

His great popularity was evidenced by the universal feeling 
of sympathy and regret which pervaded the college community 
tor a long time, and in which the members of the faculty joined 
his undergraduate associates. 

Prom the Chapters, Si 

We shall always cherish his memory as that of an earnest 
student, a dear and trusty friend, and a younjj man whose hrilliant 
future was ruthlessly cut short. 

It is with pleasure that we introduce to the fraternity, hro. 
Robert Gaston Smith. '89, who united with us June 9th. Bro. 
Smith has had ample opportunity of observing the various frater- 
nities at Stevens and his selection of ours is complimentary to us. 

Of the class of '8S, we have lost Bros. L. VV. Andei'son and 
Arthur L. Shreve, who have been of great value to our chapter. 
They have lH)th been very fortunate in securing good positions, 
both being located at Cincinnati; the former with the Addison 
Pipe and Steel Company, and the latter with the Arctic Ice 
Machine Company. 

Our chapter was last spring incorporated, with the following 
trustees: James K. Denton, '75, William Kent, '76, Alfred P. 
Trautwine, '76, Frank E. Idell, '77. and William L. Lygall, '84. 
This was done for the purpose of better carrying out the pur])oses 
of the chapter. 

Our boys were scattered during the summer vacation. Bros. 
Hoxie, '89, and Smith, '89, travelled in Europe; Bro. Hamilton, 
'89, took a trip through the South; Bros. Whitney, '90, Thuman, 
'90, and Sanborn, '91, with several other Stevens' men, were a 
jolly party of campers for eight weeks on Lake George. 

Bros. Trautwine, '76, and Miller, '89, attended the anniver 
sary at Mu, on June 23th. They made a flying visit, but rej:)orted 
having greatly enjoyed it and the hospitality. 

Rho began the year with thirteen members, distributed as 
follows: Four seniors, five juniors, four sophomores. Thus far we 
are able to introduce to the fraternity two new members from the 
freshman class: Bros. George L. Wall, of Brick Church, N. J., 
and Nicholas S. Hill, Jr., of Baltimore, Md. We have bright 
prospects of securing a strong delegation from the new class. It 
contains a goo<l proportion of eligible men, and we will be able 
to recruit our membership to any desired extent. 

We have just completed the refitting of our rooms, an idea 
which we had for some time in contemplation. They now present 
a very cozy appearance, and are used more generally tlian at anv 
time heretofore. 

Our chapter library, to which we are devoting considerable 
effort, is rapidly growing, thanks to the liberality and thoughtful- 

$2 From the Chapters. 

ness of our alumni, who particularly encourage this feature of our 
work. We shall shortly hegin the work of cataloguing it, the 
urgent necessity of which has long been felt. It is especially 
complete in publications relating to the Fraternity, the Institute, 
and in works on Political Economy, Biography, Engineering and 
general science. 

We shall publish this year, as heretofore, conjointly with 
Upsilon, the Chronicle^ which we shall send to our sister chapters. 
We hope to be favored with copies of their own chapter publica- 

Lewis H. Nash, '77, was elected President, and F. E. IdelU 
'77, Corresponding Secretary of the Alumni Association of the 
Stevens Institute of Technology, at its last annual meeting. Rob't 
G. Smith. '89, has been elected salutatorian of his class. Frederick 
Thurman is President of the Junior class. N. S. Hill, Jr., '92, 
represents his class on The Stevens Indieator^ the Institute quar- 


The opening of Franklin and ^L^rshall, on September 6th, 
found chapter Tau numerically weak, but strong in enthusiasm 
for the glorious principles of Deltaism, and ready and eager for 
the "tug of war," which is sure to come **when Greek meets 
Greek'' in the contest for new men. We had but two actives 
with whom to begin the fight, but were aided greatly by the 
presence and advice of Bros. Bowman, Glessner and Herr, '88, 
who, since their graduation, still take an active interest in chapter 
Tau and the workinjjs of the fraternitv. By the combined and 
earnest efforts of these loyal Delts. six excellent men have been 
recruited under the banner of the Purple, White and Gold: and 
proudly do we introduce to our brother Delts: Bros. May, '89, 
Lampe, '90, Harnish and Hay, '91, and Bolger and Ream, \)i. 
Tau now numbers eight actives, two from each class. 

Bro. Will Carleton, A' '89, lectured here on November 15th. 
and after the lecture was tendered a reception and banijuet by 
Tau, in the parlors of Hotel Lancaster. It was an evening long 
to be remembered by Tau, for it is not often that she has an 
opportunity to greet personally one so universally known and 

' From the Chapters. 83 

admired as our distinguished poet-brother. He will lecture here 
again on December 6th. Tau sends greeting to all her sister 


A very interesting lecture was delivered to the Seniors and 
Juniors of the R. P. I. on Tuesday, Nov. 20th, by the Chief Elec- 
trical Engineer of the Paris Exposition of '89. The chief feature 
of said lecture was the explanation of a little machine invented 
by the speaker, for the purpose of integrating. On the whole, it 
proved very interesting, and the students who had attended in no 
wavr regretted ^^ time spent in the hearing. 

T*rof. Palmer C. Ricketis has lately designed a bridge for the 
United States Government. It is to be across the Erie canal at 
Watervliet Arsenal, West Troy, N. Y., and will probably be the 
heaviest single-track railroad bridge of its length in the country. 

A communication from an old R. P. I. graduate of the class 

of '55, leads us to suppose that the alumni are in favor of the 

famous six weeks' rule, which has created such a stir among the 


J. A. L. VV^addell, of '75, late professor of civil engineering 

in the University of Tokio, has had conferred upon him the order 

of the Rising Sun, with the rank of Knight Commander, by the 

Emperor of Japan. 

Prof. Murdock, our new instructor in logic and rhetoric, is 
making superhuman efforts to have R. P. I. students give a great 
deal of attention to these courses. The general opinion is that his 
efforts will be crowned with but little success, as students of engi- 
neering are not disposed to place logic and rhetoric on an even 
footing with their technical studies. 

E. F. Chillman, '88, is now Assistant in Descriptive Cieom- 
etry and Drawing, to fill up the vacancy occasioned by Mr. 
E wing's departure. 

The class of '92 numbers 56. Among the number there arc 
a great many promising young fellows. They are prominent in 
the Institute for their physical strength. As to their intellectual 
faculties they cannot well b^ criticised as yet. 

Francis CoUingwood, '35, has been appointed by the new 
Croton aqueduct as one of the board of experts to examine and 
report upon the condition of masonry, etc. 

84 From the Chapters, 


Phi has seven active members this year — three Sophomores 
and four P'reshnien — witli twt) pledged in the Preparatory ciepart- 

The members of Phi are all active, energetic men, and the 
prospect for the future is better than it has been for some Acars 

Bros. Kampe, Lopp and i*eckinpaugh hold places on the 
Sophomore exhibition to be given Dec. 17th. 

Bros, (jamble and Peckinpaugh will represent the Philale- 
thean Literarv S(icietv on the joint exhibition of the three socie- 
ties, to be given Feb. 32. 

Bro. D. E. VV^illiamson, *88, is attending McCormick Semi- 
nary, at Chicago. 

Bro. VV. F. Lopp, '88. holds a position in the VV'inches|er 
High School, Winchester, Ind. 

Bro. Dwight Harrison, '88, is now at his home, Higginsport, 


Chapter Chi opens the new year of '89 with three members 
in full standing, one Senior and two P^reshnien. The year's conclu- 
sion may see that number increased. The hurry and rush for new 
men is not so great as usual. Fraternities waiting for theii men 
to develop a little. 

There is but one change in our faculty; Prof., (ireenough 
White, in the department of English Literature, is successor to 
Prof. C (i. Southworth whi) is leading a cjuiet literary life at 
vSalem, Ohio. Prof. White is making many friends and has 
already organized among the students an Art Club for critical 
study in that branch. He is a member of </>. J. ("). 

Our general status is as follows: onxi Senior, stands first in his 
class, and is the best general athelete in college, as his medal testi- 
fies. In field sports last June he entered eleven contests winning, 
first prize in them all, and breaking by a good margin five records. 
L'nusual ruling by the juilges |)revented his breaking two more 
records. There were about twenty -five contests in all. 

Here a word in regard to J. 7\. I., In the last number of 

Profn the Chapters. 85 

their Qiiarterly, they, as usual, did a good deal of bragging with- 
out good reason and thereby conveyed false impressions. They 
said that owing to a ^^ceriain difficulty'^ with the Field Committee 
onlv one of their number entered the lists, and he but one, in which 
he carried ofT first prize, etc., etc.. etc. Funny they did not explain 
what that ^^ccrtain difficulty'^ was; but we are not mean enough 
to tell it for them. Then again, not onc^ but three of their men 
entered as many contests and only one was victor. When A. K. 
F^. honestly gams a point we gladly credit it to them, but we can 
see no honor nor integrity in deliberate misrepresentation. Other 
points in that letter are so grossly untrue that they are not worth 

W^e have, beside the captain and pitcher of the base ball nine, 
the first, second and third basemen, four in all, and they are the 
best players excepting one. 

VV^e have the base ball captain, and senator of the freshman 
class, and will have, when election comes, the presidency of the 
senior class, here considered the highest class position. 

In pledged members, an important aspect here, the fraterni- 
ties stand as follows: W, T., 2; A. TJ)., 3; A, T. J., 4; A. K.E., 7. 
We hate to brag (a compunction which does not seem to bother 
others we know of), but we simply defy comparison in this 

Our members are still further increased by the presence of our 
Treasurer, M. T. Hines, and also of Mr. C. W. Mann, '85, of Beta 
Beta, both on the faculty of the Preparatory department. Mr. 
Mann has but recently taken unto himself as wife, the charming 
daughter of Ridpath, the historian. 

Mr. A. L. Herrlinger, '83, and George A. Reid, '87, paid us 
a visit last commencement week, and Herrlinger was chosen one 
of the judges in field sports. 

This, in short, is our position. Prospects are always good 
things to consider. Suftice it to say« ours were never brighter, 
A. K. E. to the contrary notwithstanding. 


School opened September 12, with a large attendance, the 
freshman class numbering about i(X). 


From the Chapters, 

Prof. W. Z. Bennett, who went to Germany last April to 
study chemistry, has not yet returned. 

Wooster's past reputation in athletics seems to have fright- 
ened our sister colleges. A challenge to six of them to play foot 
hall has failed to get us a single game. 

Among the social events of the season was a party given by 
Capt. and Mrs. Emrich, on the twenty-first anniversary of the 
birthday of their son, Bro. Ed. Emrich. About seventy persons 
spent a most enjoyable evenmg. 

The ladies of K, K. F. entertained their friends at the home 
of Prof. Eversole. The invitations were inclosed in a peanut 
shell and tied up with their colors. 

K. A. H. gave a *' Pumpkin '' Social at the home of Miss Kit 
Johnson, '91. The invitations were written on a piece of pump- 
kin rind, wrapped in black tissue paper, and tied up with old 
gold ribbon. 

Matters are quite diflerent in the frat. world from what they 
were a year ago. This year the boys went rather slow, selecting 
men only after they had had time to discover their real merit. 
This is as it should be' 

The ladies, however, have been more active, and, as a result, 
K. A. (^. has initiated six ladies to the mysteries of the Greek 
world, while seven new ladies grace the colors of K. K. F. 

0. r. J. commenced hostilities with 11 men; 

0. K. W. returned numbering :o; 

0. J. ^). had 10; 

^. X. had but 6; 

B. (r>, 77. numbered 12; 

J. T. J. had 14. 

But a few weeks have changed the figures. They now stand 
as follows: 












J .. 










.Iiinioi*. I Soph. Fresh, !l*re|»arHtory. 


2 \ 

3 : 







J 1 











5 i 

4 , 







7 1 


From the Chapters. 87 

Psi begs to introduce Bro. Charles Austin, '91, of Walnut 
Hills, Cincinnati, who escaped the wiles of four other Irats., only 
to wake up and find himself wearing the purple and the gold of 
Delta Tau Delta; also, Bro. James Dickson, '92, of Mansfield, O., 
and Bro. T. C. Laughlin, '92, of Barnesville, O. 

With seventeen men, Psi feels that she can well afford to 
continue her conservative policy in the selection of men. 


Omega's College year closed on the 1 5th of November, and 
looking back we think we may justly say that it has been one of 
the most prosperous in the history of the chapter. There are per- 
haps few colleges in which the anti-fraternity feeling is stronger 
that at our Alma Mater, and for the last year it has been excep- 
tionally rabid. But hard work, judicious actions, and unruffled 
tempers in the presence of the *barbs,' have triumphed and Omega 
feels proud of her success. 

With the class of '88 we lose ^\^ Deltas, tried and true: 
Bros. N. Spencer, L. C. Tilden, Sherman Vates, Will H. Wright, 
and F. L. Dobbin. Bros. Spencer, Tilden and Yates were among 
the ten commencement orators, chosen on account of excellence 
in scholarship, and had eleven been selected, Bro. Dobbin's name 
would have been added to the program. In the Home Oratorical 
contest, Bro. Wright captured second place. The class numbers 
thirty-seven, and is counted a strong class, and Omega rejoices in 
having won rather more than a natural per cent, of its honors. 

In the military line, Bro. Jos. A. Chamberlain has already been 
tendered the adjutancy for the next term, and we shall hereafter 
address Bro. McPherson as captain. Success has also followed 
us on the tennis court and d'amond. 

Among the most pleasant remembrances of last term will be 
our fortnightly meetings. The Delta Tau Delta song books have 
been called into active service, and our little hall has resounded 
again and again with the strain of "Vive la Fraternitie '' and the 
pathetic ballad of "John Jones.'' 

So in spite of bitter opposition we are not only alive but 
aggressive. We already have our eyes upon men to fill the places 
of our outgoing brothers, and all success seems to await us for the 
coming year. 

88 Prom the Chapters, 


Beta Alpha rejoices that her phice in the roll of chapters is 
one higher and sends greetings to the "baby" chapter of Wiscon- 
sin University. 

We had six men back at the beginning of the term, and Bro. 
HartlofT from Beta Beta. 

"Our boys" came back .with a true Delta zeal which very 
soon resulted in the capture of three worthies from the freshmen 
class, and one sophmore. 

We take pleasure in introducing to the brotherhood, Bros. 
H. Peckingaugh, Shaw E. Stewart, and M. II. James, '91. 

In addition to the regular chapter work arrangements have 
been made for a series of lectures to be given by different mem- 
bers of the faculty. Some of these will be given at our hall and 
the others at the residence of the Professors. The chapter has 
the honor of being invited to spend an evening with the Presi- 
dent, Dr. Jordan, at which time he will talk to us about, "A 
Young Man's Business at College." 

Indiana University is on the increase and will probably enroll 
500 students this year. The Faculty grows stronger each year. 
Dr. Campbell, of Berlin, is the latest addition. Also Profs. Boon, 
last year at John's Hopkins, Philputt, last year at Harvard, and 
Green, last year at Cornell, are back in their places. 

Bro. D. A. Cox, '88, is attending the Medical College at Cin- 
cinnati. Bro. A. H. Kerth, '91, is also at Cincinnati at the School 
of Pharmacy. 

Bro. Mitchell is retained as instructor in the Preparatory 
Department, at an increased salary. The Professor boards at home 
this year. We wish hnn and Mrs. Mitchell many happy years. 


With this number of the Rainbow Beta (iamma makes her 
first appearance among her sister chapters, and I wish first of all 
to thank the various chapters for the prompt and kindly messages 
of congratulation and encouragement that we at once received 
upon the institution of the chapter. It was what we wanted to 
make us feel that the hearts of many others were with us in our 

From the Chapters. ,89 

The University of Wisconsin opened with flattering pros- 
pects. The freshmen class numbers about two hundred and fifty. 
The new Science Hall is now completed and is a magnificent 

The University offers this year, in addition to the former 
course of study, a course in Electrical Engineering, and one in 
Sanscrit and Hebrew. 

President Chamberlain takes charge of the classes in Geology, 
in place of Professor Irving lately deceased. 

The opening of the term foimd three Deltas on the grounds. 
Bro. Durr, our first alumnus, has departed to the Chicago Medical 
College. The new class, although large, did not contain a large 
percentage of desirable fraternity material, so we have proceeded 
slowlv. As the result of our endeavors we have initiated Bro. 
Trucks, of '91, an able man. We have several more in view, and 
will probably close the year with a membership of eight or more. 
Of our rivals, Phi Delta Theta has initiated four new men; Chi 
Psi, three; Phi Kappa Psi, five; Sigma Chi, three; Beta Theta Pi 
and Delta Upsilon have taken in no new men. The three ladies' 
societies are doing very well. Our best friend among the enemy 
is Phi Delta Theta. The Phis have treated us very well indeed. 

Shortly after the Commencement the writer enjoyed a short 
call from Bros. Piercy and Howe, of Beta Zeta, and quite lately 
Bro. Bulson, of Iota made a short visit to the chapter. Next year 
if we are prosperous we intend to occupy a modest chapter house. 
Full of enthusiasm for "Good Old Delta Tau" we close until next 
issue. ' George Warren, S. A. 


It is my pleasure for the first time to represent B. J. in the 
columns of our beloved Rainbow. It has been said, and with 
some truth, too, that a chaptar is known by its correspondents. 

I trust I shall not, through my extreme inexperience, cause 
B. -J.'s past fame to depreciate in the estimation of her sister 

We resui^ied our regular weekly meetings for the present 
collegiate year on Saturday evening, September 22d, in our newlv 
furnished rooms, which are models of beauty and comfort. 

£. ^. is healthy and prosperous, and is doing excellent work 

9^ Prom the Chapters, 

this year. We began with eight active members; we also have 
in our midst A. L. Franklin, of class 86, who is now acting in 
the capacity of Adjunct Professor in Ancient Languages at this 
college. L. J. Brown, class '83, one of the charter members of 
Beta Delta, is here studying law; also Fred. Hunnicutt, who is in 
the mercantile business at this place. 

Wc have initiated only two men, but they arc of the best 
quality and will make us good brothers. They are: Joe Vason, 
Jr., from Madison, and Joel Cloud, of McDufle, Ga. 

E. C. Stewart is president, and A. M. Hartsfield is orator of the 
senior class. J. W, Barnett is business manager of the Reporter^ 
and will also represent /). T. D, on the Pandora. Z. C. Hayes 
is vice-president of the Junior class; W. L. Stallings is treasurer 
of the Phi Kappa Society; liro. Vason is treasurer of the Sopho. 
more class. 

Bros. R. Z. Daniel and Hunnicutt, of B. E., have recently 
made our chapter a visit. B. /).'s latch-string always hangs on the 
outside for all Deltas. 1. A. Brown, S. A. 


Beta Epsilon began this ^^ear under very inauspicious circum- 
stances. We had only ten men last year and six of them gradu- 
ated, leaving us only four for seed, one of which did not return; 
but as good fortune willed, Bro. R. B. Daniel is with us to take 
his place, after having been out one year. Bro. Daniel has 
rendered us good service and showed that though he had been 
from among us for a year he had not lost his love and zeal for the 

We take pleasure in presenting to our brothers, for their aid 
and love, Bros.: T. P. Hunnicutt, George W. Starr, A. W. 
Strosier, E. W. Strosier, E. L. Bergstrom, O. L Kelley and W. G. 
Crawley. We are distributed as follows: two in senior class, four 
in junior, otie sophomore, and four in the freshmen class. While 
our boys are not topping the classes this year, as they did last, 
they are among the first. We enjoy the respect and confidence 
of the Faculty and citizens. Our little band is putting forth all 
their energies to maintain the dignity and honor of the fraternity. 
We have some good men, but we never under any circumstances 
"rush" a man. It is true we lose some good men by it. but in our 

Prom the Chapters. 91 

opinion it is better to lose a good man than to sacrifice principle, 
or in any way let down the dignity of our beloved fraternity. 

We are now on a firm footing and we cannot aflford to do 
anything that will tend to lessen the usefulness of this institution 
or take from its dignity. 

Under the administration of the new President, Dr. Candler, 
the college was never in better condition, with more flattering 
prospects, filled with better material, nor doing better work. The 
new President favors fraternities, which gives us great encourage- 
ment. The removal of the school of Technology — which was 
always a farce — to Atlanta was a great blessing to this college. 
Emory is prospering, and with her all that is directly or indirectly 
connected with her. 

The future of Beta Epsilon is very promising and we hope 
that, ere this college year shall have ended, she may be able to say 
in all truth "the end is better than the beginning.'' 

With greetings to our sister chapters we are — as the frog said 
to the cat-fish that was about to swallow him — yours. 

E. M. Landrum, S. a. 


Chapter Beta Zeta commences with twelve men— one initia- 
ted since the beginning of school. We find not much available 
material to work upon this term. The necessity of care in the 
selection of men led us to enter into an agreement with our rivals, 
Sigma Chi and Phi Delta Theta, to spike no new students, nor 
even to broach fraternity topics until December 10, 1888. This 
we consider a protection to both student and fraternity. The 
Sigma Chi chapter contains only two members, and they belong 
to class '89. They will have a hard struggle to survive; yet we 
wish they may. Our college can easily support at least three 
fraternities. Phi Delta Theta has ten men, and a combination of 
circumstances makes her a formidable rival. But as we look 
back upon the past we can not, consistently, be fearful of the 
future. The members of Beta Zeta express themselves as highly 
pleased with the work of the Convention, and greet the new edi- 
tor of the Rainbow with hopes of success. 

Perry H. Clifford, S. A. 

92 From the Chapters. 


The condition of the University of Minnesota and Beta Eta 
are gratifying to us, and though we have not accomplished all 
we have wished, yet we are well satisfied with the year's work 
thus far. The beginning of the year found us in a new house, 
most commodiously arranged for our use, and here the chapter 
keeps open house to all Deltas, at 517 Fifteenth avenue, S. E. Min- 
neapolis. At present we have ten actives, seven of whom are to 
be found at the house. The incominjj freshman class was verv 
large, and has much good fraternity material; competition has 
been quite spirited. Thus far three new Deltas have appeared. 
Of honors, Beta Eta has thus far, rather more than her usual large 
proportion. On the ".^r/V/'' staff, we have two of six editors, and 
the business manager; on the *' Gopher^ (the junior annual) stafl', 
two of the editors are Deltas, one being editor-in-chief, and the 
other business manager as well as editor. 

The greatest social event thus far among the fraternities, was 
the reception tendered Beta Eta and all resident alumni and their 
ladies, by Bro. C. S. Edwards, at his elegant home. Everything 
was as perfect as only the untiring efforts of a Royal Delta could 
make the occasion. 

The University was never in a more flourishing condition. 
It has this year opened a Law and Medical department, which 
are already good sized. The whole enrollment is now about 650. 
There are other fraternities besides the Phi Kappa Psi who ap- 
peared last spring, who appreciate the value of the Ihiiversity of 
Minnesota. On December 7th, a new chapter of Sigma Chi was 
formed here, composed of eight men. We refrain from comment 
further than to say that none of them had ever been asked to 
become Deltas. 


We cheerfully furnish to TiiK Rainbow, of A. T. J., Beta 
Theta's budget of news. We stand eighteen strong. Pausing to 
reflect, our fancy catches visions of the future as bright as those 
which memory has garnered of the past. I'his term four men, 
true and worthy, have been added to the roll. They are, Richard 
H. C. Dana, of Mississippi, John S. Mathewson, Jr., of Georgia, 

From the Chapters. 93 

Louis Tucker, of Alabama, and Allan R. Wrenn, of Tennessee. 
Our joy would he unalloyed were it not for the fact that 
brother, R. Brinklev Snowden has left us to attend Princeton Col- 
lege. He has been a loyal Delta, ''And the j^ap in our picked and 
chosen the long years may not fill/' 

September 18th, the University's "Foundation Day," being a 
holiday, the whole chapter engaged carriages and went on a 
fraternity picnic. "Picturesque Tennessee'' was the spot chosen, 
and surrounded by the wild, rugged scenery of the Cumberland 
Mountains — whose beetling cliffs and darkling chasms no one has 
so strikingly and beautifully delineated as Miss Murfree — the 
Deltas held high carniyal. The ample repast was spread on a 
huge, flat rock, in the center of a swift stream dividing two lofty 
mountain ranges. Perhaps some prehistoric convulsion had cast 
it there before the days when D. T. Z), was founded." At any rate, 
in the silence of the overshadowing spurs, and the brotherhood of 
pines, we spent a happy day; and doubtless, there are rocks in 
that glen which are still echoing "Delta Tau!" 

The chapter, as usual, has been making a good record this 
term iU college affairs. The presidents of the two literary socie- 
ties, the adjutant of the battalion of cadets and the captain of one 
of,the companies, are all Deltas. Our rivals, A. 7\ il.^ 2. A. £"., 
^. D. f^.f K. 2. and K. A. fraternities, are all thriving. Each pos- 
sesses attractive chapter halls. 

VV^e are pleased with the work done by the last Convention, 
The change of colors was very acceptable, and certainly B. ("), 
feels proud that Bro. Philips, of Chattanooga, was made editor of 
The Rainbow, of D. T. I). The life of a fraternity can be best 
judged by the healthful tone of its magazine. Let us, therefore, 
make it an object dear to our hearts that both fraternity and 
journal shall receive the support that is due from the fraternity 
men. R. M. W. Black, S. A. 


Our University began the school year of i8SS-<j under the 
most favorable circumstances. The attendance, in both the Liter- 
lary and the Medical departments, is larger than it was last year, 
and new students may still be expected. 

94 Prom the Chapters. 

The Medical department now occupies a new building, 
erected during the past summer. Five new men have been added 
to the faculty, making a total of thirteen *' Profs." engaged in the 
work of turning out M. D's. 

Beta Kappa l)egan the session with only four active members, 
but her eyes, ever vigilant for good material, had watched the 
growth of a last year's '* prep." into this year's **fresh.," and Chas. 
R. Burger was taken from the ranks of the *' barbarians" and 
duly installed as a member of Beta Kappa and the Delta Tau 
Delta fraternitv. 

We miss the familiar faces of Bros. Mason, Thompson and 
Sternberg, our graduates this year; and the members of Beta 
Kappa feel that it will be hard to find, again, three such loyal 
Delts and genial companions. 

On the evening of October 2(1, the members of Beta Kappa 
gave a farewell ''spread" to Bros. Willis and (leorge Stidger, to 
whom belong the honor of securing our charter and founding our 
chapter. They go to Denver to reside and practice their profes- 
sion, and the best wishes of Beta Kappa go with them. 

On Tuesday, the 2d, the Board of Regents held their tirst 
meeting, and a number of appropriations were made for the ben- 
efit of the University. 

One thousand dollars was appropriated for the library, and 
smaller amounts appropriated for the Physical, the Chemical, the 
Greek and the Mathematical departments. 

The Regents also authorized President Hale to secure an 
armv officer, if possible, to be added t<j the faculty, as Instructor 
in Tactics. 

Another Delta brother has come among us, in the person of 
Prof. I. M. DeLong, appointed by the Regents to fill the chair of 
Mathematics, vacated by Prof. Campbell. Bro. DcLong, who 
was formerly a Xi boy, is very popular here, alike with professors 
and students. 

The Regents have shown their appreciation of merit, by 
selecting three members of Beta Kappa for important positions in 
the University. 

Bro. G. B. Blake has been appointed Instructor in Physiology 
in the Literary department. 

Bro. E. H. Bayly has been selected to take charge of tlie 

Prom the Chapters. 9«; 

chemical laboratory, and Bro. H. N. Wilson has been appointed 
Tutor in Greek. 

In recent elections B. K. has not been slighted. Our Uni- 
versity had the election of two of the officers of the State Ora- 


torical Association — the president and the treasurer — and the 
Deltas secured both. Bro. Bayly was elected president and Bro. 
Wilson treasurer. 

We are thinking; of takin<^ in another freshman at an early 
day, and we have "spiked'* three of the most promisin«^ '*preps.'' 
whom we hope to take in next year. 

We understand that the A, T, D.. fraternity intends to place 
a chapter in our University in the near future, and also one in the 
Denver University. Competition would prove very salutary for 
B. K., so let A. T, XL come, say we. 

A number of improvements were made around the Univer- 
sity during the summer vacation, which add a great deal to the 
looks of the grounds; one of the most substantial of these is the 
new iron bridge built over our lake, in place of the wooden one 
so long in use. The students can now cross the lake without the 
fear of taking a sudden plunge into very cold water. 

A lawn-tennis court, used entirely by the 77. B. 0. and the 
Delts, has been made on the east campus, and before long we 
hope to have a base ball and a drill ground, when we can add 
base ball and drilling to our list of amusements. 

96 The Boys of Old. 

The Boys of Old. 

In opening this department of the magazine for the new year 
we want to ask vou to re-reail Bro. Mc Lane's introductory 
remarks in No. 3, Vol. XI. 

VVe have not succeeded as we wished in contril>utions for this 
number. Personals are sufficiently plentiful, but we want letters. 
F'or the next issue, for example, letters from all of the former edi- 
tors of the magazine would appropriately ^'open the ball." Give us 
news letters, containing reminiscences of chapter life and conven- 
tions, fraternity history and biography. 

Wake up *'Boys of OUr' and take possession of your property. 
The magazine belongs to you in a ratio of about 12 to i, do not 
neglect it. You are the lion's share of the fraternity, and the 
minority emulate your example. 

If you do not see what you want in the pages of the maga- 
zine ask for it. If we cannot give bread we will throw no stones. 
We will confidently expect improvement in your conduct toward 
this feature of the March Rainbow. 

We have received only one letter for this number. It is froin 
the classic abode of American culture, and the spirit animating it 
is deserving of emulation. 


As 1 was coming down the street the other day, and think- 
ing — as a student sometimes does — of things in general and noth- 
ing in particular, I said to myself, *' I wonder wliy the Rainbow 
doesn't come." I did not think it merely, but said it, so that 
people going the oppos te direction might have supposed that 1 
was in the habit of talking to myself Well, as 1 walked along, 
I continued to talk to mvself, transforminp mvself, bv a little trick 
of the imagination, into several other Deltas — '*old chums" — and 
shaking hands with each as he walked into my mind; and I in- 
sisted that they should go home with me, and we would call the 
chapter to order and talk over old times. 1 wish to say right here, 
that whenever I meet a Delta I want to take him home with me, 
and eat and drink — water, of course — with him at mv own ex- 
pense; so arm-in-arm we struck up an old Delta song and marched 
to my palatial (put palatial in brilliant) residence. 

The Boys of Old, 97 

We entered the house, hut my hetter two-thirds did not seem 
to notice anvone witli me. I was ahout to chide her for her dis- 
courtesy — I never allow anyone to slight a Delta in my company 
— when I noticed she was reading a grey- hacked hook, well 
immersed, as it were, in the heauties of a Rainbow. For once 
she yielded it to me without a struggle — she enjoys the Rainbow 
as much as I do; I helieve in having our wives Deltas — and in a 
few moments my feet were on the mantel, the remainder of me 
in a big chair, while my mind was immersed (Tm not a Baptist, 
I'm a Methodist, except in frat. matters; I wish we were all Bap- 
tists in frat. matters,) in *' Alumni Associations," "Editorials," and 
''Chapter Letters." You will appreciate the depth of my immer- 
sion when I say that it was with difficulty that I could he made 
to understand that tea was read v. 

Now, I said, the boys want letters from the alumni, ami I 
know of nothing that I could do that would relieve the editor 
more than to send him a letter. I determined not to scold the 
S. A.'s for not sending in letters from their chapters for each issue 
of the Rainbow, since there are four each year, although 1 could 
not help thinking that they deserve it; hut I thought. Til leave 
that to the editor — all the disagreeable work is left to him anyway. 
And then, if there is not a large number in the next, the editor 
will have to be raked over the coals for not making bricks, even 
if he has no straw. That has been the custom, and it is «langerous 
to deviate from custom. 

So I wrote a gocul long letter and 1 should send it aU)ng now, 
but I want to retouch it in several places. I want to make it a 
model of literary composition. You asked me, Mr. Editor, if I 
remember our meeting in Charleston, S. C. Now, I have a ques- 
tion to ask vou, an<l with it 1 will close: Did anvone ever meet 
you and then forget you.^ i. T. IIkaoland, ^. '84. 

Boston, Mass., October. 188S. 



'79, Rev. Charles B. Mitchell has entered uj^on the pastorate 
of the leading M. E. Church, of PlainfieKl, New Jersey, as the suc- 
cessor of Rev., now Bishop J. C. V^incent. 

'80, Rev. Charles E. Locke is pastor of the Smithfield St. M. 
E. Church, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, succeedindg Bro. C. B. 


^^^^ Rev. Leland M. Gilliland received the degree of D. D, 
from Wabash College in June, 1887. 

98 The Boys of Old. 

'87, H. E. Alexander is on the editorial staflT of the Chicago 
Daily Herald. 


'75, H. W. Austin is a member of the Medical Board, United 
States Marine Hospital, Chicago. 

'78, George Horton is on the editorial staff of the Chicago 
Daily Herald. 

'83, Horace C. Alexander is Assistant Superintendent of 
Streets for Chicago. 

'86, PI J. Ware is traveling for Parke, Davis & Co., of Detroit. 


'72, Professor Samuel Dickie is Chairman of the National 
Prohibition Committee, and now devotes all of his time and ener- 
gies to its interests. 

'84, J^ewis Torrey, one of Detroits most promising young 
lawyers, rejoices over a son and heir. His address is No. 17, Buhl 

'85, EIrin Swarthout has entered into a co-partnership with 
Mr. H. B. Fallass, one of the leading lawyers of Grand Rapids- 
His address is No. 147 South Union street. 

'85, M. O. Reed is successfully superintending the schools of 
Reading in this State. 

^'^(^^ E. F. Abernathy was lately married and is teaching 
school at Iron Mountain in the northern part of this State. 

^'^('i^ L. B. Sutton is Government Inspector of the Dredge at 

^"^(^ H. M. Weed is a Senior in the Chicago Medical College, 
Chicago, Illinois. 

'86, George Healey is a student at the McCormick Theologi- 
cal Seminary, Chicago. He represents that school at the National 
Missionary Alliance Convention held at Boston the last of October. 

'86, G. G. Scranton and T. J. Martin still hold forth at the 

'88, L. W. Tharrett is Superintendent of the Hillsdale City 

Tlie Boys of Old. 99 

'88, C. M. Kimball is traveling through the "wild and wooly 
West" for the United States Literary and Scientific Association 
of Chicago. 

'''&^^ H. C. Screpps is taking a course in the Theological Semi- 
nary at Boston, Massachusetts. 


'73' J^^- ^- Pic'"ce, one of the founders of Eta, after a long 
absence from Delta council tires, renewed the old bonds at the last 
convention, and promises that not even business cares shall slacken 
them again. 

'74, Emory A. Prior, one of our pioneers, attended our last 
Alumni Reunion, and told many interesting stories of the early 
history of the chapter. 

'75, Prof. G. A. Peck man, of Hiram College, meets an Eta 
man now and then on his ministerial circuit, and promises to send 
us some good men from his college. 

'76, Chas. Baird has accpiired a tine practice in Summit 
County Courts, and a rare reputation as a skillful pleader. 

'82, Jacob Anton Motz, good old "Jake," whom every. Eta 
man for the last ten years has known and loved, is no more. A 
poor boy in his youth, it was his fate to struggle against a host of 
vicissitudes, and just as his brave soul could call the battle won, 
God called him home. In college he was a splended student, and 
occupied many positit)ns of honor and trust within the gift of his 
fellow-students. And these marks of honor and esteem followed 
him into active life. Graduating in 1882, he studied law, entered 
the bar, and was gxiining a fine practice, lie was a trustee of 
Buchtel College, being the youngest member of that board: but 
his crowning glory was his pure and spotless life. As his pastor 
said, in the funeral oration, ** He had no vice, and in this age of 
the world, no higher eulogy can be pronounced u})on man." 

'83, Joseph Thomas is a merchant in 6th ward of Akron. 

Dr. F. W. Garber, of Muskegon, Mich., and A. V^. I lyre, a 
promising young politician of Cleveland, and successful editor of 
the Cuyahogan^ are our Delts of the class of '84. 

On the morning of the death of Bro. Motz, Chas. Shultus 
Bock telephoned the chapter concerning the sad occurrence, and 
said that although, owing to a slight indisposition, he would prob- 

lOO The Boys of Old. 

ably not be able to attend the funeral, he wished the chapter to 
pay every honor to our deceased brother, and call on him for his 
share of the expense. Just one week from that day the chapter 
was called upon to perform the last sad rites for Bro. Hock him- 
self. But nothing so thoroughly illustrates the character of the 
man as this little act of fraternal thouj^jht fulness, even in the hour 
of his own sickness and death. Charlie Bock, bright, cheery and 
cultured, was a leader in college, and that quality ever distin- 
guished him in past college life. In society, in business, in poli- 
tics, he was a leader, and best of all, in all his manifold duties and 
relations, he never forgot his fraternity, but was always ready by 
word or deed to aid his old chapter. lie was his father's partner 
in the brokerage business; an officer in Co. 1^, Akron City 
Guards; President of the Young Men's Republican Club, but he 
ever considered as his highest badge of honor, his Delta pin. Rare 
it is that a chapter loses two such men in so short a time, and 
what brings the loss home more forcibly to every frater's heart, is 
the remembrance of the presence of both at our last Alumni 
Reunion. Both were bright and in the best of spirits, and the 
toast of each on that occasion is long to be remembered as his 
crowning speech. Earnest and eloquent, o'erflowing with love 
for Delta Tau, those words little presaged the blotting out of two 
such bright lives. 

** Blotting out,'' did we say } Nay ! such a tiling were impos- 
sible. For the lives and acts of each of these loyal brothers will 
remain forever stamped upon the character and destiny of Eta 
Chapter, and through it upon that of the whole fraternity. Truly 
such lives have not been in vain. 

'65, Hon. M. R. Freshwaters was the recently defeated Dem- 
ocratic candidate for Congress in the Third Chicago district. He 
made a gallant light in a hopelessly Republican district. 


'75, O. E. Augstman is practicing law in Detroit. 
75, J. D. Stannard lives at Greely, Colo., at which place he 
owns a stock farm. 

The Boys of Old, lo: 

'Si, C. W. McCurdy is Professor of Biology in the Winona 
High School, Winona, Minn. 

'Si, Herbert Bamher is engineer of the Sixth U. S. Light- 
house District, with headquarters at Philadelphia. He is a mem- 
ber of the Engineers' Club of Philadelphia. 

'82. E. N. Boll, recently re-elected Secretary of the Merino 
Sheep Bree<lers' Association, is pre|)aring a catalogue of blooded 
sheep, containing descriptions ot all registered flocks iu the United 

'84, Mechitaro Tsuda is secretary to the Prime Minister of 

*88, P. M. Chamberlain is draughting for the Brown Hoisting 
and Conveying Machine Company, at Cleveland, Ohio. 

*88, A. E. Bulson is attending the Chicago Medical College. 

*88, T. A. Savior is with Morlev Bros., East Sairjuaw. 

*S8, William J. Hinkson is in the logging business at Alpena, 


'87, Lorenzo E. Dow is conducting the McV^ickars and Dow 
School, at Mount Clair, New Jersey. 


'81, D. M. Bright is General Manager of the Nashville and 
Tellico Railroad with ofhce at Chattanooga. Tennessee. 

'8;^, John T. Lellyett, has entered the practice of law at Nash- 
ville, with prospects of brilliant success. Many Deltas will 
remember him as a member of the Hrst conference committee 
appointed by the W. W. W., to arrange for the consolidation with 
Delta Tau Delta. 

'83, Tom Tyler is in the wholesale grocery business in 

'83, F. G. Fite is in the wholesale dry goods business at the 
same place. 

"83, Walter Cain, the founder of Lambda, formerly /. /*. of 

I02 The Boys of Old. 

Rainhovj, is private secretary to Senator W. B. Bate, Washing- 
ton, D. C. 

'83. (moulding Marr is an officer in his father's bank at Nash 

'8c:, [oc M. Stavton was recently elected to the letri^latiire of 
Arkansas. He is jTiacticing law at Newport. 

'85 K. A. Long is practising law in California. 

'85, C. M. Compton, of California, died in June, 188S. 

'85, J. D. DeBow is Professor of Medical Jurisprudence in 
the Medical Department of X'anderhilt University. 

'St:, f M. Kile, of »St(>cklon. California, was married October 
loth, to Miss Rachel Horton, one of the most beautiful and accom- 
plished young ladies t)f NaslivilU*, Tennessee. 

'88, Frank N. X'aughn was married November 7th, at Nash- 
ville, to Miss Mary R. Litton, one of the most charming of the 
East Nashville belles. Frank is a member of the firm of Vaughn 
Bros., druggists, at Nashville, IVnnessee. 

'89, R. L. Vaught, M. I) . is practising medicine in Chat- 
tanooga, Tennessee. 


'88, C. W. Evans is Principal of Lisle Academy Lisle, N. V. 

'88, F. D. Tubbs is at present engaged in Missionary Work at 
Quaeretero, Mexico. 

'88, T. A Morgickian is attending the Theological School at 
Boston, Mass. 

*86. Prof. C. W. Durbin called upon us this term. Fred. W. 
Junkin is pursuing his theological stu<lies at Evanston, 111. 

'86, J. A. Arnold dropped in to see us the early j>art of the 

'82, Rev. F. AL McElfresh contlucted revival services re- 
centlv at (irace M. E. Church, Delaware, Ohio. 

'86. Prof. A. L. l^anker, Cardington, Ohio, makes us frecpieiit 

'74, Rev. B. F. Dimmick was accordetl a pleasant reception 
hv the members of his new charge at Cleveland, Ohio. 

'.71, Prof. Justin N. Study is Superintendent of the Public 
Schools at Richmond. Ind. 

Tlie Boys of Old 103 

Nu— Lafayette. 

'«52, M. B. Lambert is again teaching Mathematics in the 
Latin School, 255 Clinton Street, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

'84, Dr. William E. Schoch has located at Easton, Pa. 

'8S, Tohn S. Ensor is studvingr law at the l^niversity of Mary- 

'S8, J. L. Evans is a banker at liervvick. Pa. 

'88, \V. M. McKeen has received the appointment of cadet 
at the United States Military Academy. 

'88, \\. M. Morton is studying Medicine at the University of 

'88. Jas. H. Palmer will shortly enter an Iron or Steel Works 
in Pittsburgh as chemist. 


'88, W. T. Trimble is teaching school near Liberty Centre, la. 
79' John T. McClure, is stationed at Beaver City, Neb., 
where he is engaged in the practice of law. 

'8:;, N. B. Ashley was re-elected State Lecturer of the Farm- 
ers' Alliance Association at their annual meeting in September. 

'73, C. W. Hounald has become sole proprietor of the large 
grocery store in this place, formerly conducted under the name of 
Girtord and Hounald. 

'84, F. L. Davis has been exploring the wilds of the Pacific 
States during the last year. In that time he has crossed the State 
of California each way, passed through Oregon and Washington 
Ty., and is now leading an engineering party through Idaho and 
Montana. He is surveymg in the interest of the Northern Pacific 
Railway Company. 

'78, J. M. Brown has removed from Guthrie Centre to Sioux 
Citv, where he will devote his attention to the law and real 
estate business. 


'8r, R. A. Bettis is with the Southern Express Company at 
Memphis, Tenn. 

'88, C. P. Long is practicing law at Tuplo, Miss. 

104 The Boys of Old. 

'88, I. A. Oliver is a partner of L. M. Bradshaw, attorney at 
law, West Point, Miss. 

'88, M.J. Wright, Jr., has charge of the Signal Service Sta- 
tion at University, Miss. 

'88, J. C. Bryson is Principal of the High School, Marietta, 
Miss. He thinks of returninjj to the Universitv next session for 
the purpose of studying law. 

'88. W. 1). Williams has charge of the City -School, Macon, 
Miss. He will attend Medical Lectures at Tulane University next 

'90, W. E. Savage is attending Medical Lectures at Vander- 
bilt University. 

'87, J. M. Sullivan, who is now Professor of Mathematics in 
the Centenary College, Louisiana, will take his A. M. degree 
next June. 


'75, Prof James E. Denton read several papers at the meeting 
of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, in 
Cleveland, last August. He was elected Secretary of Section D, 
Mechanical Science and Engineering, tor the ensuing year. 

'76, William Kent's lecture on "Weighing Machines,'' deliv- 
ered last February before the Franklin Institute of Philadelphia, 
is printed in the yournal of the Franklin Institute for Sep- 

'77, Lewis H. Nash has obtained another series of patents 
for a gas enghie and methods of operating it, and an igniting 
device, numbered 386,208—386,216, and assigned to the National 
Meter Company, of New York, with which he is connected. 

'77, Franklin Van Winkle was married on Octol^er 3d, at 
St. Paul's Church, Paterson, N.J., to Miss M. Annie Shaw, of 
that city, 

'7S, L William Littell, Second Lieutenant Tenth Infantry, U. 
S. A., was promoted to be First Lieutenant, his appointment by 
the President being contirmed by the Senate on September iSth. 
He is stationed at Fort Lyon, Colo. 

'S^, lohn A. Beusel read a paper entitled "The New Transfer 
Bridge. Harsimus Cave, Jersey City, N. J.," at the October meet- 
ing of the American Society of Civil Engineers. He is now 

The Soys of Old. 105 

Assistant Supervisor of Section A, United Railroacis of New 
Jersey Division, on the Pennsylvania Railroad, comprising the 
section between Jersev Citv and Newark, with the terminal 

'86, Edward P. Mowton since October 7th, fills the position 
of Assistant to the Superintendent of the Newark Gas Light 
Company, Newark, N. J. 

'78, H. T. Bruck, the former very efficient General Secretary 
of the Fraternity, is with the Springer Torsion Balance Company, 
of Jersey City, N. J. 


^"^1. John B. Lynch is House Physician at St. I'^rancis' Hos- 
pital. New York. 

'83, F. F. Martinez is chief draughtsman of the Babcock & 
Wilcox Co., New York. 


'S;;,Jas. H. Hamilton is practicing law in Cincinnati, O. 
'88, Daniel E. Williamson is a member of the junior class of 
the McCormick Theological Seminary, Chicago. 


'83, A. L. Herlinger is a prosperous lawyer in Cincinnati. 

A. A. Taltavall is connected with the Pennsylvania R. R, in 
Philadelphia, and married. 

'87, Geo. Arthur Reid is Principal of a High School in Lou- 

Note. — Alumni notes from several chapters are omitted 
from this number for want of space; they will appear in our next. 


Scrihner's Magazine for January opens the third year of its 
successful existence with the promise for 18S9 of an even i^re.iter 
variety in its contents than hefore (xroups of articles on Art, 
[-.iterature and Criticism, Railwavs. Electricitv. and Fisliin«r will 
he among the interesting features. 

There are six illustrated articles in the lanuarv numher. Iv II. 
and E. W. Hlashfield contrihutinir the leadinji one, entitled '^Castle 
Life in the Middle Aires." 

IMie Railway Series is continued with a very lucid explana- 
tion of '• Railwav Management" from an olhcial j)oint of view, 
hv Gen. E. P. Alexander, President of the Central Railroad of 
Cieorgia. It is announced that ex-Postmaster (leneral James will 
contrihute to the series an article on the '* Railway Postal Service." 

W. C. Brownell adds to his group of essays on ** French 
Traits" a study of the characteristics of '* Women," which is an 
acute analysis, decorated with wit. satire, and illustration, and 
involving a comparison hetween French and American feminine 

Dr. George P. Fisher, of Vale, in ** The Ethics of Contro- 
versy," discusses in a popular way, "the rules of civilized and 
Christian conduct in the struggles of word- warriors." He illus- 
trates his points with many anecdotes of famous dehaters. 

The scene of Robert Louis Stevenson's romantic novel "The 
Master of Ballantrae," is transferred in this installment to the 
Adirondack Wilderness of New York, where the author spent 
last winter 

W^illiam Elliot (iritiis. author of "The ^L"kado*s Empire," 
writes of "Japanese Art Symbols," describing the fantastic tigures 
which embody the mythologv and traditions of the country. 

Lippincott's Magazine for January contains a complete story, 
entitled "Hale Weston," by M. Elliot Seawell. 

R. H. St<^)ddard contributes an excellent article on Edgar 

Allan Poe. "The Capture and Execution of John Brown" is 

described in detail by an eve witness. 


The QiJestion Department, Book Talk, and Monthly Gossip 

are continued as usual. 

The February number will contain, complete, ''Transactions 
in Hearts," by Edgar Saltus, tlie high priest of the Misanthropic 




A Quarterly Magazine 


Literature and Fraternity News 

Official Organ of the Delta Tau Delta 


^^JlavTa SoKt^a^erBy to xaXov uarex^re,^^ 

J. M. PHir.irs, Editor. 

PreHK of W, H. Reynolds, Chattanooga, Tenn 



W. C. Deming, Secretary, 613 N. Main Street, Meadville. Pa. 

A, (Grand Chapter), Allegheny — W. L. Johnson, 840 Liberty 

Street, Meadville, Pa. 
/^.Washington and Jefferson —J. R. Alkxa.vder, Box 1017, 

Washington, Pa. 
O. Bethany — E. S. Muckley, Bethany, West Va. 
N. Lafayette — F. H. Clymer, 143 McKeen Hall, Easton, Pa. 
P. Stevens Institute — Fred Thuman, 372 Washington Street, 

Hoboken, N. J. 
T. Franklin and Marshall — D. M. Wolfe, Lancaster, Pa. 
T. Rensselaer — J. M. Lapbyre, Box 97, Troy, N. Y. 

B, A. Lehigh — -J. Barlow Cullum, Fountain Hill House, South 

Bethlehem, Pa. 

grand division of the north. 

Chester H. Rowell, SecV, Delta Tau Delta House, Ann Arbor, 

J. (Grand Chapter), Univ. of Michigan — J. R. Kempf, 17 N. 

Ingalls Street, Ann Arbor, Mich. 
B. Ohio LT^niv. — F. E. C. Kirkendall, Athens, Ohio. 
E Albion — S. F. Master, Box 798, Albion, Mich. 
Z. Adelbert — M.J. Hole, 1958 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, O. 
H. Buchtel — Willard Holcomb, Akron, O. 
/. Agricultural College — D. A. Garfield, Agricultural College, 

K, Hillsdale College — H. A. Bates, Hillsdale, Mich. 
M. Ohio Wesleyan — V. K. McElheny, Jr., Box 4, Delaware, O. 
X, Kenyon — Charles Walkley, Gambier, O. 
W. Wooster — W. A. McBane, Wooster, O. 


Julius Lischer, Secretary, Iowa City, la. 

O. (Grand Chapter) Iowa University — V. T. Price, Box 1835. 

Iowa City, la. 
S. Simpson College — E. P. Wright, Box 243, Indianola, la. 
^. Hanover — Harry Peckinpaugh, Box 55 Hanover, Ind. 

/i. Iowa State College — H. VV. Chamberlain, Ames, Iowa. 

S, A, Indiana University —P. B, Monical, Jr., Box 197, Bloom- 
ington, Ind. 

y?. B, DePauw— S. F. Snyder, Greencastle. Ind. 

J3, r. University of Wisconsin — Geo. O. Warren, Madison, Wis. 

B. Z. Butler — Perry H. Clifford, 374 N. West Street, Indian- 
apolis, Ind. 

B. H. University of Minnesota — Kendric C. Babcock, 517 Fif- 
teenth Avenue, Minneapolis, Minn. 

B, K. University of Colorado— Irvin E. Bennett, 692 Boulder, 


H. E. Bemis, Sec'y, 15 18 McGavock Street, Nashville, Tenn. 

A. Vanderbilt (Grand Chapter) — 11. M. Scales, 1711 Broadway, 

Nashville, Tenn. 
77. University of Mississippi — A. T. Stovall, Box 8, University 
of Mississippi, Miss. 

B. A. University of Georgia — Jos. A. Bown, Box 298, Athens, 

B. E. Emory College — E. M. Landrum, Oxford, Ga. 
B. Q. University of the South — R. M. W. Black, Sewnee, Tenn. 

alumni associations. 

Chattanooga Alumni — W. B. Garvin, Sec'y, Chattanooga, Tenn. 

Chicago Alumni — Wharton Plummer, SecV, Chicago, Illinois. 

Nashville Alumni — John T. Lellyett, SecV, Noel Block, 
Nashville, Tenn. 

New York Alumni — A. P. Trautwein, Sec'y, Iloboken, N.J. 

Minneapolis Alumni — W. B. Augir, Sec'y, K. Bank of Minne- 
apolis Block, Minneapolis, Minn. 

NOTK— Chapters and Alumni \ssoelations are recim'sted to promptly notify the Editor 
of change of offlcerB, giving tlie name and address of the new Sucret'iry. 


The Rainbow Badge, Frontispiece 

The Rainbow, or W. W. Society, by a Former Member, - 107 
Wanted — A Modern Drama, by R. L. Hoke, - - 113 

The Symposium : 
Reformation in University Training, by G. H. G., Chas. W. 

Mann, Wharton Plummer, G. L. C, F. R. D., J. M. P., 121 
A Chapter Chat, by Rev. G. L. Crockett, - - - 129 

Our Chapter Queen, by One of Her Subjects, - - " ^35 

What Shall I Read, and Why ? by Rev. Isaac T. Headland, 138 

Our Colleges, 145 

The Greek World. 151 

The Greek Press, - - - - - - 154 


To my Violin, by Willard Holcomb ; The New Thermopylae, 

by M.; Iris, by a Lady Friend ; Ego, by M. J. - 156 

Editorial : 

Conference of The Eastern Di v. ; Conference of The Northern 
Div.; Conference of The Rainbow Div.; Conference of 
The Western Div.; The New York Alumni; The Chicago 
Alumni Association - - ,. . . 1:58 

From the Chapters: 

Alpha. Beta, Gamma, Delta, Epsilon, Zeta, Eta, Iota, Kappa, 
Lambda, Mu, Nu, Xi, Omicron, Rho, Tau, Upsilon, Phi, 
Chi, Psi, Omega, Beta Alpha, Beta Beta, Beta Gamma, 
Beta Zeta, Beta Eta, Beta Theta, Beta Kappa, Beta 
Lambda, .-....-- 165 

In Memoriam *. 

Brother Oliver Matson, Brother Harry S. Ken nan. 

Brother Harry S. Phillips, Brother L.J. Olmsted, - 184 
The Boys of Old : 

A Letter, W. Lowrie McClurg; Scraps of the Early His- 
tory of the Rainbow Ciub. Hon R. H. Whitehead; A 
Letter, C. S. Clark; Personals — Beta, Gamma, Delta, 
Eta, Kappa, Mu, Nu, Xi, Rho, Tau, Upsilon, Beta Beta, 
Beta Delta, Beta Epsilon. Beta Zeta, Beta Kappa, Zeta 
Prime, Kappa Prime, Lambda Prime and Sigma Prime, 187 
Delta Tau Delta in Literature, ..... 203 

Books and Magazines, . - i - . . . 204 



\'oL. XII. March, 1889. No. 2. 



So far as is known no history of the old Rainbow Society has 
ever been published. Of Southern origin, with its boasted 
exclusiveness and chivalric tendencies, it was characteristic of 
the time and section and was, at one time, without a peer — almost 
without a rival of its sort — in Southern colleges. Names, sta- 
tistics, dates have been lost in the dust of neglected recesses 
to which chronicles of other days, especially school-boy days, 
are usually consigned. It is the purpose of this sketch to 
condense in permanent form so much of history and reminiscence 
as has survived, in the form of tradition and established fact, to 
indicate the purposes of its organization, the incidents and extent 
of its growth and the attainments of its existence. 

The Society was founded at the University of Mississippi, 
Oxford, Miss., in the year 184S. by John Bannister Herring, John 
Bayliss Earle, Hamilton Mas6n, Drew Bynum, Robert Muldrow, 
Joshua Long Halbert and Marlborough Pigues. It has been 
stated that the founders, or some of them, were dissatisfied mem- 
bers of the Delta Kappa Epsilon Greek-letter Fraternity, but this 
is not clearly established and is given as rumor morel}', as also the 
tradition that the founders of the society were members of a recal- 
citrant class which left T^a Grange College, Tenn., and entered 
the University of Mississippi about that time. It is not known 
whether or not anv of the founders still live. A letter from Hon. 
H. L. Muldrow, given later in this paper, indicates that the veter- 
an founder, John B. Herring, probably is. The society was called 
"a Roman-letter Club,'' its name, motto, officers and cliaj)tcr 
nomenclature being in English, yet the Greek was interwoven 



io8 The Rainbow^ or W, W. W. Society, 

somewhat in Constitution and Ritual: Notably, the members styling 
themselves '*Sons of Iris" ( Tieia Ipidoa). 

The purposes of its organization were about the same had in 
view by college societies in general, with perhaps some additional 
stress upon the literary and social features and an obligation of 
more than ordinary solemnity. The constitution and ritual w^ere 
masterpieces of rhetorical beauty. 

The membership at the time of organization was confined to 
the Junior and Senior classes, but in 1854 this restriction was 
removed. Requirements for membership were strict and strictly 
enforced, gaining for the society the name of ^'exclusive." The 
active chapters were not intended to exceed seven in number at 
any one period, in honor of the seven founders; and each chapter 
could have only seven active members. This latter clause was 
enlarged to a multiple of seven about 1S64. The number '"seven" 
was made quite prominent throughout the fraternity system. The 
badge of membership first adopted was a miniature model of the 
Roman sceptre, with three W.'s, the initials of the motto inter- 
woven as a monogram on it. This continued as the badge of 
membership until 1S74, when it was changed to the design shown 
in the accompanying cut, despite the strenuous resistance of many 
of the old members. The regulation concerning the old badge or 
pin was that it should be of gold, three W.\s, the central one twice 
as large as either of those on the wings, surmounted by a semi-cir- 
cular band of enamel of the color properly belonging to the chap- 
ter whose members wore it, beneath this band an enameled sur- 
face of black containing the chapter letters. Chapters were des- 
ignated, by the names of the officers. The larger of the three 
W.'s was also .set with seven stones of some of the primary colors 
or diamonds. The colors of the society were the seven primary 

Fourteen active and two alumni chapters were established at 
different times. 

\ few words explanatory of the short lives of many of the 
chapters, and of the comparatively small membership of so old 
and popular a club as the Rainbow was: At the time the club was 
organized colleges were scarce in the South; it was to be dis- 
tinctly a Southern club, and therefore its chapters were necessarily 
limited; by its constitution the number of active chapters could 
not exceed seven; then, too, forty years ago the faculties of such 

The Rainbow, or IV, W. W. Society. 109 

institutions of learning as existed looked upon the organization of 
secret societies among their students not only with disfavor and 
suspicion but almost with horror. They were discouraged, pro- 
hibited, stamped out wherever discovered. It is true that the 
secret society idea militated against the prosperity of the college 
literary societies, then thought much of. It was new, unknown, 
misunderstood. To these difficulties, in the case of the Rainbow, 
were added their restriction for many years to a chapter member- 
ship of seven and the rigid enforcement of a high standard of 
qualifications for membership. The former was an unwise regu- 
lation, as experience proved; the latter was excellent in so far as 
the quality of membership secured under it was concerned, as 
shown by the remarkable success of the Rainbow members in 
obtaining college honors and influencing college politics wherever 
the order had a chapter even for a short period; their prestige 
was proverbial; but even this might be objected to as often 
depriving them of worthy, good men. 

^ It has been said, by one acquainted with the life of college 

and social clubs, that no club suffered from the inter-state war as 
did the Rainbow. This was natural enough. Most of the South- 
ern colleges disbanded for lack of pupils. The young men enlist- 
ing among the first in the unfortunate conflict. Rainbow lost not 
only her active chapters by disbandment and her alumni in battle, 
but also all of her old records by the burning of the buildings, in 
which they were stored, by hostile armies. 

The roll of chapters, with membership, time of establishment 
names of founders, location and term of existence is as follows: 

The "S. A." was the parent chapter, established at the Uni- 
versity of Mississippi, Oxford, Miss., by the founders of the order 
in 1S48. It flourished until 1861 when disbanded by the war. 
David S. Switzen re-organized it in 1S67, and it continued a pros- 
perous existence until 1886, when, by the consolidation of Rain- 
bow with Delta Tau Delta, it became chapter Pi of the new fra- 
ternity. The legitimate Rainbow mcmbcrshij) of this chapter up 
to 1886 was 493. 

The second and only other chapter established before the war 
was the ''A." at La (jJrangc College, Tennessee, tlien a growing 
institution. It was established by the fcnindcrs of the order in 
1849, and existed until disbanded in 1S61. The college did not 

no Tlie Rainbou\ or W, W, W. Society, 

survive the war between the states, and the chapter was of course 
lost. Its membership, so far as known, was 82. 

•'L. K. S." was next established at Furman University, Green- 
ville, S. C, in 1 87 1, by T. J. Simms and W. T. Leavell. Existed 
only four years and had a membership of 33. 

H. P. McGee founded "L. T/' at Erskine College, Due West, 
S. C, in 1872. Died in two years with a membership of 12. 

The "1. P." was located in Stewart College, (now South- 
western Presbyterian University), at Clarksville, Tenn., by Lewis 
Green, Jr., in 1873. It lost its membership by graduation in 1875, 
having initiated 12 men. 

**L. S" was placed in Wofford College, Spartanburg, S. C, 
by H. G. Reed, in 1874. It existed three years and initiated 20 

"D. of V." was organiz;ed in the same year at Neophogen Col- 
lege, Cross Plains, Tenn., through the efforts of W. Z. Rice. Its 
life, as that of the college, was short. In the two years of its exist- 
ence, however, it enlisted 29 members. 

R. D. Gage and W. Y. Hughes organized "A." at Chamber- 
lain-Hunt Institute, Port Gibson, Miss., in 1879. For some cause 
it became extinct in 1882, and was re-estabhshed as '*L. S." in 
1883 and existed until the consolidation with Delta Tau Delta. 
Total membership 92. 

The "I. P." Chapter was established at Vanderbilt University. 
Nashville, Tenn., in 1879. by Walter Cnin, a member of the **S. 
A." of Oxford." At that time Phi Delta Theta was perhaps the 
only other secret society in the university. The competition 
between the two for university honors was warm, but Rainbow, 
as usual, seemed to chiim a lion*s share. The chapter throve from 
the beginning and its influence was soon so great that it was made 
the executive chapter of the society. The Rainbow took strong 
hold locally in Nashville and becam^an important social factor as 
well as a college club worthy of emulation. It was the custom of 
the chapter to give an elaborate entertainment semi-annually, and 
there were few hearts in the breasts of the Southern maidens too 
cold to be won lo svmpathy bv an invitation to the "Rainbow 
Hops.'' These receptions were usually held at the residence of 
some one of the local members, the club being particularly strong 
in resident members. 

The remaining chapters hereafter enumerated were estab- 

The RainhoWy or W. W. W. Society. 1 1 1 

lished by the efforts of this chapter. And so were the Nashville 
Ahimni and Memphis Alumni, creatures of ephemeral existence, as 
such organizations are apt to he when the cluh at .large has an 
imperfect general government. 

The "I. P." had a total membership of 82 when the fraternity 
consolidated with Delta Tau Delta, and it became Lambda of 
Delta Tau Delta. 

"D. of V." was next established at the Southwestern Univer- 
sity, Georgetown, Texas, in 1883, by the efforts of Robert A. 
John and Sidney Thomas. The chapter was considered the best 
in the universitv and lasted until the consolidation of the two 
fraternities, to be spoken of more fully hereafter. Total member- 
ship, 32. 

**L. K. S." was established at the University of Texas, in 1883, 
by George H. Lee. In 1886 it had a total membership of 34. 
The consolidation with Delta Tau Delta dragging through months 
before final consummation, the active chapter disbanded in 
1886, six members going to Phi Delta Theta. 

*'L. T." was established at Emory and Henry College, Va., 
in 1883. by Chas. A. Gordon of the Port Gibson Chapter. Its 
membership in 1886 was 17. 

"A." was placed in tlie University of Tennesseec by Harry 
W. Robeson of **I. P." the same year. Membership in 1885, 29. 

As mentioned above, the **L. S." was replaced in the Cham- 
berlain Hunt Institute in this vear also. 

Such was the condition of W. W. W. in 18S4 when the 
proposition for consolidation with Delta Tau Delta was first con- 
sidered. There had been propositions from Alpha Delta Phi, 
Sigma Alpha Epsilon and Kappa Sigma, but none of them had 
been deemed of sufficient importance to submit to the chapters of 
the Fraternity. With Delta Tau Delta it was otherwise, and a 
C9mmittee of three, consisting of Walter Cain, John T. Lellyett 
apd J. M. Philips, of Nashville Alumni and ''I. P." rei>pectively, 
were selected to meet a committtcc from Delta Tau Delta com- 
posed of W. W. Cook, of Kappa, and A. H. Dashiell and Rev. N. 
Bond Harris, of Beta Theta, to frame articles of consolidation. 
The committees met at Nashville, Tenn., December loth, 1884, 
and after a session of two days presented the schedule for con- 
solidation to their respective fraternities. 

Time passed, the schedule was voted upon by the chapters. 

112 The Rainho-ii\ or H". IV. JV. Society. 

In March 1S85, Rainbow ratified the articles and the General 
Secretary of Delta Tau Delta, estimating the votes of a few of their 
chapters not heard from, declared the consolidation consummated. 
Before the parties were ready for publicity, however, the Phi Delta 
Theta at the Universitv of the South got into the secret througrh 
a letter carelessly directed, and the matter was commented upon 
in Tie Scroll. The figures used in the review of the situation 
were taken from Baird's Collejje Fraternities and were inaccurate. 
The result was premature explosion on the part of some of the 
Delta Tau Delta chapters. This had the effect of undoing the 
work done, and by reason of the delay incident to going through 
the work anew, chapters **L. K. S.", "A.'\ *^L. S.'\ and "D. of V.'' 
of Rainbow were lost. 

One of the causes of delav in negotiations was the unwise 
selection of name for the conjoint body by the committee, it being 
a mixed Greek and Roman name. Delta Tau Delta-Rainbow. 

The consolidation was finally effected during the winter of 
1886, but *'L. T." at Emorv and Henrv was weak, died and has 
never been revived. Although the society had at different times 
established fourteen chapters and two alumni associations, and 
although seven of the active chapters were in existence at the 
time of the consolidation with Delta Tau Delta, vet "S. A.'* and 
"1. P." as Pi and Lambda of Delta Tau Delta and the Nashville 
Alumni now represent to the fraternity world all that remains of 
Rainbow as a college society. But the memory of her influence 
wherever she had a chapter even for a short period, and the 
worthy lives of her nine hundred and fifty **Sons of Iris" scattered 
over the Southern and Western States furnish a sufficient refuta- 
tion to any imputation of insignificance of the order. 

The society never published a catalogue, nor is it known to 
have had any distinctive song literature. The following letter 
f om Col. H. L. Muldrow, Assistant Secretarv of the Interior, an 
earlv member of the order at Oxford, Miss., and a relative of 
one of the founders will be of interest. He was under the impres- 
sion that Dr. John X. Waddell wrote the initiatory address of the 
ritual, but Dr. Waddell, in a recent communication, says that it is 
a mistaken impression. 

Col. Muldrow's letter is as follows: 

Wanted — A Modern Drama. 1 1 3 

Office of 
First AssV Secretary. 

Department of the Interior^ ) 
Washington, Jan. 9th, 1889. \ 
Mv Dear Sir: 

The Rainbow Society was orgfanized at the ITniversitv of 
Mississippi about the year 1848, by John Bannister Herring, John 
BavHss Earle, Hamilton Mason, Drew Bvnum, Robert Muldrow 
and two others whose names I do not now remember — seven in 

I think its constitution and initiatory address (the latter a 
beautiful production) were prepared by Rev. John N. Waddell, 
D. D., now the honored Chancellor of the Southwestern Presby- 
terian University at Clarksville Tenn., but then the Professor of 
Ancient Languages at the University of Mississippi. 

The membcrsh'p when organized was confined to the Senior 
and Junior classes, but about the year 1854, I think, it was decided 
to change the constitution so as to admit seven members from the 
lower classes, as it was found that the promising boys were usu- 
ally in other secret societies of the University before they reached 
the Junior year. 

I think Dr. Waddell could tell more of interest about the 
early history of the society than I now remember, if written to. 
He perhaps could give the' present address of Col John B. Her- 
ring who doubtless could and would give you much interesting 
information. \ I think he is the only living founder of this cher- 
ished society. He was somewhere in Arkansas when I last heard 
of him. When at the university his l.ome was near Pontotoc, 
Miss. Sincerely Yours, 

H. L. Muldrow. 

Some of the older members of the society, whose addresses 
are known, are Rev. Dr. W. T. J. Sullivan, Stark ville, Miss., Prof. 
D. S. Switzen, Granbury, Texas, Hon. T. W. Stockard, Treasury 
Department, Washington, Hon. J. W. Cutrer. Friars Point, Miss., 
and P. G. Sears, 207 West Twentieth St., New York City. 

Additional information of interest may be procured from 
them for a future pj^per. 


Except in what is termed the "emotional school" of acting 
very nearly all the more eminent actors and actresses in this 

114 Wanted — A Modern Drama, 

country and in England have almost exclusively restricted their 
repertoires to the Shakespearean dramas. The reason thereof lies 
on the surface; no other dramas so potently incorporate the sub- 
tleties of human character or fathom so accurately the deep under- 
currents of lite. Necessarily the greatest players must resort to 
the Shakespearean plays as the only field offering the broadest 
scope to and demanding the highest functions of the actor's art. 
No special significance attaches to this fact; it is simply inevita- 
ble. But there is now a movement amongst the less eminent but 
very worthy players in this country and in England which appears 
to involve a significance of considerable import. 

That movement is the revival of Shakespearean productions. 
This is auspicious, not because it is a return to Shakespeare, for 
only the greatest actors should venture into that rarer air, but 
because it is a turning from the inane, the immoral, and the melo- 
dramatic, which are the component elements of the so-called 
modern drama. It is a return to the wholesome, the artistic, the 
serious purposes of the drama and the stage. 

To be sure, there is something almost lugubriously i ncongru 
ous in the present movement considering the perspnnel engaged in 
it, all of whom in suitable roles are more or less excellent, but none 
of whom have manifested the finer qualities essential in worthy 
impersonations of Shakespearean characters. Nevertheless the 
movement is in the right direction. And it extends to Shake- 
speare simply because between his transcendent dramas and the 
piles of rubbish which the stage now groans witiial there is no 
middle ground of actual or comparative excellence, except in plays 
which though meritorious, or even strong, at the time for which 
they were written have lost their pith and marrow with the 
evanishmcnt of the conditions that called them forth. 

There are evanescent conditions in society which, if the 
dramatist can incorporate while they exist, will give vital interest 
to the play, but like gathered roses when they cease to germinate 
from their native bush we cannot give them vital growth again, 
they needs must wither on the stem. 

A drama to have the quality of life must deal either with the 
fundamental, the permanent elements of human character, as 
Shakespeare's do, or with the particular customs and environ- 
ments of its own time. In one case time is infinite, and place 
universal; in the other the time and place are definite. Shake- 

Wanted — A Modern Drama, 115 

speare alone has builded permanently. Therefore each age subse- 
quent to his own has had but one alternative — its contemporane- 
ous playwrights. 

This alternative confronting our own age we have dallied for 
a time, in the natural desire for counterfeit presentments of our- 
selves, with the so-called dramatists of to-day. But they have 
failed to satisfy, to vitalize in their dramas the spirit of the time — 
in short to epitomize modern life — and the revulsion is perfectly 
natural, leading us inevitably to the universal fount of humanity — 

But, be it said respectfully, I repeat that the talents of the 
players now turning to Shakespeare, praiseworthy and valuable as 
those talents may be within certain limitations, are not equal to 
the higher requirements of his dramas They may delineate the 
particular, not the general. They are infused with the spirit of 
to-day, not with the reflective quality that carries its possessor 
behind and beyond to-day. But we should not conclude that 
they lag superfluous on the stage. There is by no means a super- 
abundance of histrionic talent, the right field is as yet unopened to 
it — that field is a worthy drama of to-day, one that will call forth 
their best efforts. Newness in the drama is the urgent need. 
Newness in subject, newness in treatment, though the historical 
field IS unworked for a century and a half past. The time will not 
come when Shakespearean dramas worthily presented will be un- 
attractive, but it is given to a very few players to act them accept- 
ably. Furthermore, men desire to see the portrayal of the pecu- 
liar and particular circumstances amid which they live, and cur- 
rent phases of character, as well as the general conditions and 
traits that run alike through the successive generations of human 
existence. This desire leads up to a consideration of the ques- 
tion as to why there is no great modern drama — the solution to 
which lies in the shadowy domain of speculation, and therefore 
not easily tangible, if, indeed, it is to be found at all. But let us 
speculate briefly concerning it, and if no satisfying result is ob- 
tained it will simply add a mite to the boundless mental energy 
that man has expended in searching for the unknown. 

No age has been without stirring and dramatic events in its 
political, social or religious conditions. Indeed, existence itself is 
dramatic. But each age, like each individual, has a temperament 
peculiar to itself. The different epochs of existence may be 

11^ Wanted — A Modern Drama, 

likened to the different divisions of the earth— -certain general 
forces operate alike through all, and yet each has conditions and 
forces generated by and individual to itself. For instance, the 
predominant temperament of one age may be passive, reposeful, 
with the dramatic quality accidental and its effects incidental; 
another age may be active in temperament and dramatic in effects, 
repose being subordinate and incidental. 

The transitionary forces which lift different ages into such jux- 
tapositions are traceable to two (jualities in human nature that 
work through the individual to the mass. One quality is imagina- 
tion, the other realization. The first lifts us beyond ourselves into 
what we might be; the other restrains us to ourselves as we are. 
Both contend for the supremacy and, as far as results enlighten us, 
we can hardlv avoid the conclusion that a common cause is behind 
the two, directing imagination on the one hand to prevent the 
active end of the beam from sagging too low, and on the other 
directing action to prevent the imaginative end from rising too 

A wide range of ascendency, however, is allowed to each — 
so wide that they seem never to be, and indeed rarely are, in 

Our own age, for instance, is so engrossed with the realities, 
the material affairs of life that but little attention is given to any- 
thing outside of these. Ours is seemingly an entirely utilitarian 
age. And in fact the scales are more radically out of balance than 
they appear ever to have been before. Th s view is not essen- 
tially pessimistic — a ship sometimes careens frightfully and after- 
wanl rights herself. 

The principal divisions of literature are history, drama, poetry, 
and philosophy. 

History shows us what has been; the drama what is and 
how it came so; poetry idealizes and lifts us into an atmosphere 
beyond ourselves; philosophy moralizes and generalizes, and 
bridges as best it may, the chasms between the past, the present 
and the future. Thus we see that three of the divisions — history, 
poetry and philosophy — are on the perspective plane, the drama 
being distinctly on the ground plane. 

Dealing then with the concrete, with that which is, what 
must be the nature of the drama of nineteenth centurv life?* 
Will it embody the passive spirit of comedy which emanates from 

Wanted — A Modern Jbrama. 117 

the predominance of the aesthetic qualities, or the active turbulent 
spirit of tragedy which germinates from the contending, clashing 
realities of life? 

The comedy of life is nurtured by the reposeful quality of the 
spiritual element in man — and by comedy I mean all that is joyous 
in life, not the trivial or the ludicrous — tragedy is fostered by the 
active quality of the material element in humanity. 

If the quality of repose is visible in modern life I have failed 
to perceive it. Wherever man is to-day there is action, tremen- 
dous action. Mind and body are alike driving at a fearful rate in 
material concerns. We are drawing upon all the resources which 
nature has providently conserved. Her forests are pillaged, her 
waters consumed, her elements chained to service, her hours of 
darkness, given that sleep might knit up the raveled sleeve of care, 
now glare, by man's device, to light the midnight toiler at his 
work. The ever-tranquil stars keep tireless vigil from their lofty 
silence as of yore, but the cities' millions see them not; man's 
lower needs have banished the glow of their far off grace. Utility 
with untiring hand upholds the midnight torch, 

"For some must watch while some must sleep; 
Thus runs the world away." 

And all this vast action is not in accord; there are jars and 
contentions — may be all toward one common purpose, but this 
side of that purpose all is continuous strife. 

Interests clash, ambitions thwart each other, rivalries trip and 
fall one over another, passions rage and tear conflicting bosoms, 
love's citadel, the heart, is stormed and sacked by direst hate, disease, 
insidious and fearful, contends perpetually with health, life and 
death do wrestle momently whether we live or die, the very atmos- 
phere is freighted with airs from heaven and blasts from hell. 

The aesthetic qualities exist, it is true, but they stand as con- 
trasts to our real life, of which they form no part; they are abstrac- 
tions virtuallv removed from the concrete which constitutes exist- 

Music lures for an instant, but not for itself, only from the 
harshness of reality. Art is only a distraction from the wearing 
spirit of science. Literature is but the play ground of the care- 
worn mind that toils and spins at the necessary fabric of mutual 

Ii8 Wanted — A Modern Drama. 

Sentiment is an exotic plant in the unweeded garden of social 
relation, exposed to the nipping frosts of self-concern. 

The family relation has still the sacred, noble bond of love, 
but how many of the finer amenities, the little nameless acts of 
chivalry, of deference, of sentiment, that make home life a living 
poem of crystallized beauty, have slipped away forever; leaving 
withered stalks where once were flowers. A change as dismal as 
the silvery, soulful music of the nightingale exchanged for the 
owl's long, doleful cry. 

It is from the family relation that society takes its bent. A 
decadence of sentiment in the home means a corresponding decline 
in the refinement of society. A brother who is not chivalrous to 
his sister will be but a popinjay in society. A sister who is not 
tender and considerate with her brother will be a hoiden to other 
men. It is as much the decay of sentiment in the family relation 
as the greed for wealth that has well nigh transformed marriage 
into a matter of barter and sale. In the proportion that marriage 
descends to a question of convenience, adultery and all the forms 
of marital infelicity will increase. , 

Divorce is the natural outcome of loveless wedlock. It is the 
hvdra of the nineteenth centurv. But it is a result not a cause. 
Philanthropy will never abolish it until it recognizes this fact. As 
well try to impede a stream the fountain of which still flows. We 
can only change results by altering causes. Divorce will rectify 
itself when society rectifies marriage, and not till then. And 
society will never rectify marriage till the family relation reforms 
society. Many of the social evils of the nineteenth century are 
traceable through their various intricate currents to the fountain 
head of familv life. 

' The field of the great modern dramatist is here, flis work is 
to detect the cause and demonstrate its eflfects on society. The 
world's life to-day has cast no mind, as it sometime must do, from 
which as bv reflection it shall see its innermost causes laid bare in 
their eflfects on societv. 

.Such a work will lift the drama far beyond its present inanity 
into the loftier domain of morals which is its proper field. 

The idea obtains with some observant men that the stage has 
now become eflfcte as a factor in moral teaching, not only because of 
the dearth of the higher order of genius, but in the natural order 
of social conditions. In other words that it has had its day, and 

Wanted — A Modern Drama, 


that its further prerogative is that of mirth-making — a field of 
diversion, as it were, from all the serious problems and affairs of 
life. I fail to see wherein this view is warrantable. On the con- 
trary the same lofty mission of acting recognized by Shakespeare 
exists to-day with unimpaired potentiality — which is, "To show 
the very age and body of the time its form and pressure." 

It is all well enough for the philosopher, the man of culture, 
to assert that the closet or library are the suitable places for the 
serious drama to unfold itself before the eyes of the mind. That 
is best for them, but there is a great throbbing world of humanity 
outside with little philosophy and less culture — men and women 
of flesh and blood, passions and emotions, of thought and action — 
who desire to see their own lives, characters, and conditions, pass 
in review before them. And the stage must still give them in 
mimicry this craved presentment. Therefore the stage is still in- 
dissolubly associated with the drama. The drama can be made to 
affect the multitude only through the medium of the stage. 

In contending for a serious drama I do not mean what is 
currently understood by the word "realism." The drama must be 
artistic — and nothing that is simply real can be artistic, it must 
have the sublimation of the ideal. 

Idealism is the dress; realism the substance. The artistic 
dress is but to attract to the real which presented in its own garb 
would not attract. In the drama's construction, imagination must 
exercise its essential function. But in the presentation of the play 
the audience must have nothing to imagine, they must realize and 
recognize. And to the extent that a drama draws on the imagina- 
tion of an audience, to that extent it is incomplete, for then it is 
demanding what it should supply. In poetry we may be borne 
upward on the wings of the author's imagination, but in the 
drama we must find the author descended from his flight, having 
brought with him all of the imaginative that the purposes of his 
drama may require. His wings must be folded and his feet stand 
firmly on the ground. 

Gopthe wrote that Shakespeare's dramas were for the mind's 
eye and not for the eyes of the 'r)ody. But to his hip^hly poetic mind, 
wherein, of course, imagination continually sought to soar, upborne 
by his ebullient temperament — much as an inHatcd balloon sways 
and surges in its eagerness to navigate the skies — the charm of 
those great dramas was in their power to lift the real into the 

I20 Wanted — A Modern Drama. 

ideal, to transpose the jarring discords of life into a sublime har- 
mony, a transcendent pean before the invisible and majestic throne 
of the Everlasting. But for us poor mortals whose close-dipt 
wings would scarcely lift us from the ground, the charm that 
Shakespeare's dramas forever hold is the marvelously beautiful 
blending of the ideal, which his wondrous power filched from 
the imperial realms of fancy, with the real in which we live and 
have our being. 

Shakespeare's power over the multitude was, and is, not to 
lift them up beyond the earth, but to soar himself, and bring back 
wondrous stores of wealth to lavish on mankind. He could not 
loose the chains which fate has forged on human limbs, but he 
could make their galling yoke much lighter. He could not open 
prison doors, but he could strew the gloomy cells with fragrant 

In men of Gosthe's mental mould Shakespeare's dramas com- 
mand a profound interest in their philosophic abstractions and 
moral problems; but the great mass of mankind care only for the 
concrete and the individual. Anil herein is manifest the preroga- 
tive of and the need for the stage — to vitalize the moulded image 
which the dramatist has created, and cause it to pulsate with our 
common humanity. 

As said before, the desire lies deep in men to see and compre- 
hend the lives of their fellow- men their purposes, successes, fail- 
ures, calamities, joys, sorrows. And this sight and comprehen- 
sion must not consist in fanciful pictures, and unreal personages 
of the mind, but in palpable creations that for the time live and 
move before us, flesh of our flesh, and bone of our bone. 

In this rather desultory paper I have attempted to indicate 
the auspicious features in the present trend of the stage, the, need 
for and the probable characteristics of a great modern drama — not 
a single play — and the indispensablencss of the stage as a factor 
in the social welfare of mankind. A wide scope poorly traversed, 
but with an earnest desire for the advancement of the drama and 
the stage. They are' indeed *'Thc abstract and brief chronicles of 
the time." R. L. Hoke. 

The Symposium. 121 




Two things must be apparent to the careful observer of col- 
lege life; first, that there is a g^rowing distaste for the classical 
studies of the curriculum; secondly, that many students pursue a 
college course not so much for the love of knowledge and culture 
as for the desire of the prestige which a collegiate education is 
supposed to give. Certainly this state of things is inconsistent 
with high intellectual attainment and is a menace to the perpetuity 
of deep learning and culture. For all this there must be some 
reason. It may be partly due to the great cry for the ^^practical" 
in education, and partly to the power which the desire for '^active 
life*' and "the almighty dollar" exercises over the minds of Ameri- 

But is it not also possible, nay, even probable^ that there is 
something wrong in college teaching? **Do our teachers teach?" 
seems a pertinent question. Every student knows the lack of 
enthusiasm in many of the class-rooms and the perfunctory man- 
ner in w4iich some of his lessons are prepared. Now genuine 
culture springs only from a pursuit of knowledge for its own 
sake; and the success of this pursuit will always be commensurate 
with the enthusiasm and zeal of the pursuer. This fact assumes 
the more if it be granted that an earnest zeal for culture and 
knowledge is the only breakwater against the surging tide toward 
the material things of this life. And is it not true that it lies 
largely in the power of professors to implant such a zeal in their 
pupils? And is it not also true that the absence of such zeal in 
many a class-room is due to the lack of enthusiasm in the profes- 
sor in charge of that department? Is there not just here a sadly 
needed reform in university education? Men of experience in 
educational matters have made the statement that much of the 
teaching of colleges is not to be compared with that of the com- 
mon schools. Is this because the college professor deems his chair 
a sinecure for life and therefore becomes inditVerent and divests 
himself of all concern for his department? If there be truth in 
these questions it also becomes more apparent why there is such 
a demand for elective studies; why so many having spent a term 
or two in college drop out and return no more. 

122 The Symposium, 

It is to be hoped that a reform along this line may come. As 
students we can do naught but declare our opinions and hope 
that those in authority may institute the reform by seeing that the 
chairs of our colleges are filled only by men whose hearts are 
aflame with a love and zeal to impart knowledge and whose lives 
are devoted to that cause. When this happens — when every col- 
lege professor is an enthusiast in his work and labors as earnestly 
for the success of his department as the merchant for his business 
— will it not then also happen that the old love for knowledge 
will return to students, the classics revive and young men and 
women bend every effort and freely and willingly give four or 
^y^ years to obtaining a collegiate education ? G, H. G. 


When the university first assumed its definite character it 
was a corporate body of masters and students associated for the 
purpose of giving and receiving instruction. At times universities 
were rather associations of scholars for the investigation or propa- 
gation of some particular theory. From these have come the 
universities and colleges of to-day. The necessities of, the times 
and the progress of civilization open a new and wide field for the 
university, necessitating some changes and reforms in its methods. 
The principal tendencies to improvement are three in number. 

There is a more or less evident tendency to limit the subjects 
of study to two or at most three. These studies should be widely 
different in their character and in the methods by which they are 
examined and investigated. Two such studies would be mathe- 
matics or a mathematical science, and a modern language, or one 
of the classic languages and a natural science. It is only by con- 
tinual application and constant repetition that the exact knowledge 
required to-day can be obtained. All college graduates know 
how easily certain branches are forgotten, but I dare say every 
graduate of the military or naval academy will remember to his 
last hour, the first twenty pages of the calculus. 

There is also a disposition to abolish the class-room recitation 
and to substitute for it the lecture. The principal advantage 
gained is that of time. Personal investigation and freedom from 
text-books are cMicouraged by it. Individuality and mental growth 
are promoted, while tlicorics can be explained and study directed 

The Symposium, 123 

as well bv this method as bv the old system of recitation. It may 
be true that there will be fewer persons of mediocre education, 
V>ut it is also true that there will be more scholars whose minds 
are completely developed from within, and who are capable of 
forming and will form opinions for themselves. 

Universities are gradually raising the standard of education. 
The university should be the supplement of the academy or the 
college. Their courses of study should begin where too many of 
them leave off. A thorough scheme of education should be 
designed to attract the attention and absorb the energies of trained 
and scholarly minds. These, then, seem to be the most general 
reforms, being the most necessary and the most popular. 

All the means of government lie within the university itself 
and sbouhl of right be vested in the body of students, to be exer- 
cised by them. These principles have never existed in a marked 
<legrer in American colleges, but have j^layed a prominent part 
in the organization and successful working of the universities of 
Europe, and upon their adoption here the success of the Ameri- 
can university largely depends. 

CiiAS. W. Manx, B. B. 'S5. 


The need and demand of the hour is that the college and 
university furnish not only a general and classic culture, but that 
they send their graduates out into the world of business, each 
fully equipped and thoroughly trained for his particular line of life 
work. The college and university of the future must aim to 
silence the skeptical inquiry that only too often justly asks, "what, 
itfter all, is the practical value of the so-called college education.''' 
The average American youth desires a college education because 
he knows that with the accpiisition of a drilled and disciplined 
mind he has taken a long step on the load t(» fame an<l fortune. 
Hut only ioo frecpientlv the college, in its lack of concentrated 
work, has not r)idv signally failed in its field of intellectual disci- 
pline, but has stopped and paralyzed the original mental energy 
and vitality of able and brilliant students. To how many has 
come the better consciousness that a college course has given only 
a superficial acquaintance with many things, a deeji and conijilete 
knowledge and command of none. 

It is safe to say that the large majority of men who go to 

134 The Symposiutn. 

college for work have chosen their professions bv the end of theii 
freshman year. Thereafter they will naturally desire to confine 
their p(»wers and concentrate their attention to mastering those 
subjects only which have a direct and decisive bearing on their 
own peculiar labors in the coming years. To meet this demand, 
the collejje and universitv must be many sided, and each side must 
furnish its corps of instructors to efficiently drill its future crop of 
lawyers, doctors, preachers, philologists, engineers, historians, 
scientists, journalists, architects, etc., etc. Johns Hopkins, Cor- 
nell, Michigan, Vanderbilt, Harvard have led the way in this new 
field and with them it would vseem not so much a question of 
reformation, as one of development. They with other colleges 
that wiselv conform their methods to modern ideas and demands 
will untpicstionable l)c the universities of the future. 

Wharton Plimmer, A, '84. 


1 feel a hesitancy in recording my opinions upon such an 
important subject at such short notice. Nevertheless I will try to 
l)ut in few words a thought which has struck me most forcibly, 
even though I risk thereby the charge of ''old-fogyism.'' 

The university proposes to give a universal training; not 
merely a smattering of mathematics, languages, and other branches 
of knowledge, but a training of the whole man; to make a com- 
plete citi/cn out of the youth who is put in its charge. The best 
education is that which leads out — educates — all of the boy's 
inherent capacities, and develops all that is worth developing in 
him. The mind is only one part of a man, and the body is another. 
He needs to be developed also in his moral nature. He needs ki 
the critical period of his youth good, pure, and honorable influ- 
ences around him — that intlellnable aroma of honor and nobility 
which cannot bo learned from a text-book, and which must be 
imbibed from his associations. The growing boy needs the grow- 
ing influence of the best and greatest men in the country — men 
who will mould his character in all its highest possibilities. This 
then is a great need of the future university training. 

Furthermore man has a spiritual nature, and needs a training 
for it — a spiritual nature which consists in something more than 
mere religious emotions and feelings. It is his immortal soul, 
which must be placed in proper relations with his Maker. The 

The Symposium. 13^ 

university which takes no account of this fails just so far in its 
universal training. This is closely connected with the moral 
training and like it cannot he learned from text-books. But the 
university which refuses to provide for spiritual training simply 
takes the best years out of a young man's life, robbing him thus 
of that which he might have had elsewhere, and so deteriorates 
instead of developing him. The real university needs to put 
religious advantages before its students as well as physical, 
mental, and moral ones. In a word its officers should be, not 
only of the best intellectual calibre obtainable, but also the best 
men morally and spiritually. 

This, as I conceive it, is a great need in the university training 
of the future, and one which is felt in some universities now. 

(i. L. C, B, a '86. 


Probably no subject has been discussed more in educational 
circles than the one now under consideration. Some of its dif- 
ferent phases have found a place on the program of educational 
circles for years past and it is quite likely that coming generations 
will whet their forensic powers upon its much worn surfaces. 

It is the object of this article to note a few facts respecting 
this question, under three heads, as follows: The Subjects of 
Study, The Arrangement of Curricula, and The Methods of 

When great proficiency in the classics, to the partial exclusion 
of science, was considered an essential in every college course, 
scientific minds had reasonable grounds for objection. On the 
other hand total ignorance of Latin and (jreek was considered 
akin to crime by those who had learned to appreciate the beauties 
of Il4)race and Homer. This double controversv has brousrht a 
needed change by establishing a mean, whereby, side bv side, the 
linguist and the scientist can find abumlant room for the develop- 
ment of their respective powers. As a fair knowledge of the 
elements of science cannot be acciuired bv one year's work, 
likewise the student of (ireek and Latin would miss much of the 
benefit of his favorite studies by a course so limited. It seems 
that the present scheme of equalization needs no further change 
in this respect. 

Secondly, the arrangement of curricula has been thoroughly 

126 The Symposium, 

canvassed and criticized, From the old '*iron-clad" courses to the 
• modern ''all elective" plan; from the variety to the uni-study 
arrangement, every phase has had its advocates. This discussion 
has resulted in good. Many of our colleges have included in their 
curricula a sufficient number of required studies to reap much of 
the benefit of the ^'iron-clad'' course; vet thev have made the 
elective studies so extensive as to meet the demands of their 
patrons and gain the benefits of the elective system. 

Our phase of this division still remains unsettled, namely, the 
long sought compromise between the high-school and college 
courses. Much has been done to bridge the distance. The col- 
leges have met the high-schools more than half way, but it seems 
almost impossible to add sufficient, Greek to the high-school 
course so that the graduates from such schools can regularly enter 
the freshman year, classical. Could Greek be moved one year 
higher in the college course so that the present preparatory year 
of Greek might constitute the freshman work in that line, the 
chief difficulty would be overcome. In this respect only, under 
the second division of this subject, could a change be reasonably 

The third division includes some phases more difficult to 
remedv. The great advancement in methods of leaching may be 
considered comparatively recent. However, it has done much 
toward more svstematic methods of studv. Now students are 
taught **how to study" as well as ''what to study." In this regard, 
improvement worthy of recognition has been made. 

While there are many excellent ieatures in the present col- 
lege system, it is a fact to be deplored that too many study to 
*'pass" rather than to develop; and to this end means are adopted, 
some of which deserve condemnation from every student who 
prefers class honesty to class honor. Even with the strictest 
vigilance of professors standings are attained by very cpiestionable 
means. In this respect it may not be out of place to urge leform. 
The needed reformation mav be accomt)lished most etVectuallv bv 
students, who, without being guilty of espionage in the least 
degree, have opportunity to discourage practices unknown to the 
teacher. Students can manifest in various ways their disapproval 
of all questionable means of ''making grades " and thereby create 
a greater regard for absolute honesty both in recitation and exam- 
ination. When Virgil wrote, "Beware of the horse," he expressed 

The Symposium. 12 J 

a thou«jht which if clothed in modern phraseology should he a 
caution to the class of persons under consideration: ''Beware of 
the pony." F. R. D. 


Xew universities, new methods, reforms in school training 
seem to engr^>ss the minds of educators and fill the pages of our 
journals just now. There is much criticism, some complaint, hut 
few useful suggestions. 

That there has heen progress in university training in the 
past century is readily perceptible from even a casual examination 
of the courses of studv followed now and those in vojjue a hundred 
years ago. 

Variety, thoroughness, practicality seem to have been added 
step by step. The rapid growth of the elective system of late is 
an indication of the extent to which courses of study have spread 
beyond the student's comprehension in the ordinary four years 
career. Optimists say that the educational pendulum stands now 
almost without oscillation at the mean between the pedantry of 
empiricism and the wild flights of idealism; that the light of 
knowledge is rapidly banishing the murky darkness of ignorance 
and superstition from hill top and jungle; that every profession or 
occupation will soon be filled with intelligent, educated servants 
of the needs of mankind, trained in skill and precision. 

Pessimists return the answer that the percentage of crime 
and immorality grows faster than the ratio of increase of popula- 
tion will warrant; that we have fewer profound scholars, disinter- 
ested and able statesmen, remarkable figures in the field of litera- 
ture, under the advanced condition of education than when the 
prescribed courses of study were more limited and laboratories 
and libraries were poorly supplied. The fact is cited that the men 
who excel in scientific research, in politics, literature, invention, 
and even in the learned professions, are usually those who have 
had few advantages in early training; who have relied more upon 
mdependent individual investigation than upon assistance from 
tutors or professors. 

There is a reason for every such thinjj. Probably the reason 
best explaining the pessimi«^tic plaints is that the elements of suc- 
cess exist rather in the individual than in the class; in the man 
rather than in weapons education gives for his use. He makes 

I2S The SymposiuM. 

his knowledge a means rather than an end. Another idea may 
he suggested, namely, that the earliest days of limited training 
were also days of practical frugality, with greater C(mcentration of 
wealth as well as of general intelligence, so that university train- 
ing and elaborate so-called education was not in demand as an 
accomplishment, but for what it could do for a man. The too 
sanguine disciples of our approaching millenium of enlightenment 
are as far wrong as the croakers. There is much of good in our 
present as in all ])ast .^^ystems of education. There is also much 
that needs to be and can be improved. All of the attempts at 
progress are not judiciously ]>lanned nor earnestly followed up. 
Million after million of dollars is donated to found uni- 
versities, sometimes to perpetuate a memory or immortalize a 
name, at other times with bona fide intention of conferring per- 
manent benefit. Few of the donations are accompanied by proper 
precautions to make them accomplish good results. One after 
another of the old established institutions announces an intention 
of reformation, few if anv of them reach anv. 

It would seem that some consideration of the following 
points would have a judicious eflect: 

1. The proper jurisdiction and territory of the university 
should be clearly defined and separated from the academy and 
colfege field. The thorough cultivation of the latter should be 
encouraged, namely: The portion of the individual's education 
which we call '^teaching or instruction.'' All of the primary 
ground work as well as a comparatively thorough introduction 
into the branches which furnish necessarv information are the 
domain of academies. The germination of independent thought, 
the causes of and reasons for every thing, may well form the col- 
lege curriculum. The university is for the man who possesses a 
desire for knowledge, who knows how to think but lacks the 
means of investigation, needs the stimulant and encouragement 
for the attainment of correct knowledge which its associations, 
text-book data, lectures and apparatus will give. 

2. Let the university be sufficiently equipped to enable a 
student to penetrate the most profound depths of any particular 
branch of knowledge that are within man's reach. This equip- 
ment will comprise both apparatus and professor. The former 
should be compreherisive, the latter able to suggest and assist. 
The various branches should, of course, be separated into proper 

A Chapicr Chat. 139 

groups, corresponding with the varying uses which their cultivation 
might subserve to man. The field here opened is too broad for 
even a cursorv excursion -into it. Suffice it that the interference 
of the theoretical with the practical, the artificial with the useful, 
now somewhat noticeable, should be elVaced and equalization 
brought about. The same might be said of the seemingly unrea- 
sonable preponderance of comparatively useless physical Culture 
at the expense of the intellectual. In reaching the equilibrium 
here it might be well to lop oflT such portion of physical culture as 
tended to mere accomplishment and supply the same beneficial 
development through the medium of some one of the useful phys- 
ical sciences or occupations. 

3. Let the university by all means ^'educate/' By educate I 
mean draw out individual effort and make the acquisition of 
knowledge' subjective, rather than drill in and leave the student an 
automaton or mechanical block head. 

Too much teaching is the curse of the age — too much learning 
there can never be. The recent revolt of such educators as Profs. 
Max Muller, Freeman, Harrison, of England, and others of prom- 
inence in America, from the old system of examination is signifi- 
cant and timely. Students should be able to show fruits rather 
than words for their attainments; should seek after knowledge 
for what it may and can do for them and enable them to do for 
mankind rather than merely to be able to catch up the answers to 
such mechanical questions as the ordinary examiner propounds 
to them before conferring their degrees upon them. Were this 
so there would be fewer to say, "My degree has done me no good 
save the paltry honor it gave me in the eyes of my fellow students 
on class day." J. M. P. 


Scene: Delta Tau Delta Chapter House sitting room. 

Arthur, Ned, and Will eyigaged in reading. 

Enter Harry, Jack, Tom, and Ron. 

Harry — Here they are — the wonderful wnseacres. Always 
grind — grind — grind, like the upper and the nether mill-stones. 
Come, wake up, my hearties, and let's have a bit of a frolic. ( Dances 
up to Ned and offers to ivaltz^ zvhicJi offer the latter modestly 

130 A Chapter Chat, 

declines). Hello! well, if you won't join in my festivities T can't 
make you. Arthur, don't you ever get tired of your grinding? 

AuTiiUK. Yes, we usually stop when you come around for 
fear we might accidently crush you. 

IIakrv. Ah! Thank you for your consideration.. Well, 
come, let's go to the drug-store and have some caramels, and get 
<ild Hoggs mixed up about the amount of them. It's no end of 

Nki>. I don't see much fun in it. You had better join our 
party and have a good cosey chat here. 

Hakhv. What about? Drybones and dead languages, or 
Sawdust and metaphysics? No, thank you, I prefer old Boggs and 

Will. Having a tender regard for your intellect, we'll drop 
Latin and metaphysics for the present and choose a less exhaust- 
ing subject. 

Harkv. My intellect does need a rest, that's a fact, after the 
severe strain it has gone through. Come ahead, let's seek pastures 

Ron. I believe I'll stav here. I don't like to loaf around the 
drug -^tore. 

J .\CK. Let's all stay here. It's the best plan for our even- 

Rob. Yes, sit down, Harry; you never do come here except 
to chapter-meetings, and then you rush olV again as soon as you 
ji^et a chance. You don't know what fine talks we have here. 

Haiirv. Bother your talks! This dull old place would l)ore 
a fellow to death. The chapter hall isn't good for any thing, 
except to hold meetings in. 

Ned. There's where you make your mistake. The chapter 
hall is the idesi of the fraternity materialized into wood and stone. 

Harry, hopping around on one foot. O dear! O dear! he's 
piping up for a disquisition on ideas. Well, if we're going to 
stay here, let's have it out. Explain yourself. (Drops into a 
chair. ) 

Ned, severely. I mean that the chapter house should be to 
us, here in our artificial what the home is to the natural 
familv — the center of our brotherlv nte course. 

Harry. O, that's all stnff and nonsense about being brothers 
anyhow. A fraternity doe.--n't ; anything of the sort. It's 

A Chapter Chat, I31 

just a lot of fellows clubbed together to have a good time, initiate 
new members, and elect each other to good offices. 

Will. Shades of our ancestors! What an arch-heretic we 
have had in our midst and knew it not! 

Harry. Well, if It does any more good tell me what it is. 
We come here to meetings and quarrel like cats and dogs over 
some new man, whom on'c-half of us want to elect, and the other 
half won't have — won't touch him with a ten-foot pole. The lit- 
erarv societv business is a sojt of a bargain like this: Vou vote for 
me antl Til do the same foi vou. All of which is verv brotherlv 
— extremely fraternal. 

Ned. Go on; let's hear the whole of it. Read the indict- 
ment in full. 

Harry. Well, I believe when one of us gets into a fight 
the rest always help bin out. 

Rf>R. Yes, we see him through it, as the cat said when the 
dog: f^'ll into the sausage machine. 

Harry, utterly obilvious of Rob's remark. But that is 
only a sort of mutual protection club. I can't see anything broth- 
erlv in it. Of course vou enthusiastic fellows do a lot of talkinjj 
about ''the bonds" and *'the good old Delta Tau," and that sort of 
thing: but it all evaporate*^ in talk. 

Will. Well, it's refreshing to hear you make such a clean 
breast of it. I feel a*^ if T had just taken an ice bath. Why, 
my dear boy, you seem to have forgotten the object of 
our life here. I can't answer for you, but most people come to 
college to train their minds. When the young man steps into this 
little world of thought he does not regard it as an end in itself, 
but as the means to an q\\([. Ambition points beyond to the pur- 
pose of life. There is the world's work, and its kingdoms spread 
out before him, and there is the prize which remains for his hands 
to seize. Here, then, is the great good of a fraternity. It gives us 
an immediate object for our ambition, something for which we 
can work directly. Yes, for Delta Tau Delta our lessons are 
learned, our prizes are won, our honors are secured. To place 
Delta Tau Delta above all competitors is the object which we 
have always in view. And she rewards our efforts bv the hands 
of our fraters. You don't know how I prize that little testimonial 
I had the other night **with the compliments of the chapter." 

Harry. Now, do away with all the eloquence, and that is 

1^2 A Chapter Chat. 


just what I said. It is nothing but a mutual admiration society^ 
You boost me up, and I will boost you up. It is all very nice but 
there isn't much brotherhood in it. And 1 don't see that I am 
disloyal because T choose to admire you brilliant fellows and don't 
set myself up to be admired in return. 

Will. It isn't the act of a brother, then, to help one along 
in attaining the object of one's life.^ 

Hakuy. No. It is all a piece of selfishness. We help him 
on because we expect to get as good as we give, and then every 
body doesn't see those magnificent prizes ahead, and burn with 
the desire to have them, like babies crying for castoria. 

Jack. That s a fact, boys, we're not all going to write books. 
I haven't a bit of ambition that wav. Hut I'll tell you, I think 
Delta Tau Delta has done me a heap of good, and I'd like to see 
somebody else get the good, too. I would turn Harry's proposi- 
tion around, and instead ot hoping to get as good as I give, would 
like to give as good as I have gotten. 

Harrv. There it is again; what good has it done you? 

Tack. Well, I don't know; it makes me feel more comforta- 
ble and safe some how. As Ned says, it is a sort of home to me- 
And then it isn't this chapter only. There is the whole fraternity. 
It seems kind o' grand to think that I am working along with the 
whole concern, and I feel that \W like to hold up my end of the 
line, and not let it swag down. 

IIakuv. Yes, you follow the crowd, vou don't know why, 
because they are enthusiastic, and you have caught the mania. 

Jack. That may be so; but I think it is a pretty good mania 
to catch, and I'd like to inoculate vou with it. 

Tom. 1 am a little like Harry as far as Will's argument is 
concerned. It is a very cold calculating estimate of a fraternity. 
It turns it into a sort of literary society. There's no social life in 
that sort of thing.^ 

Ned. No, VVill's idea is too narrow. It is like a bargain. 
There is too much of the quid pro quo in it. 

Tom. Now 1 think a fraternity ought to be a select company 
of congenial -rpiHiSf. banded together in close association for the 
benefit of muttiaP'€C)ni pan ion ship. If it is to take the place of 
home to us, it should supply the amenities of home, the hours of 
social abandon in the company of trusted friends. We should 
have our games and amusements, our happy fireside hours, and 

A Chafter Chat. 133 

our pleasant songs. We should have our festive gatherings when 
\vc meet as brothers 'round a banqueting board with toast, and 
song, and merry jest. We should have our walls bright and gay 
with pictures, and our rooms filled with comfort. Then it will be 
indeed a home for us. 

Ned. Ah! Tom, you have drawn the outward aspect of the 
home; you want the home spirit there, too. Your gilded walls 
may hold estranged and bitter hearts. Do you remember what 
Longfellow says: 

' We may build more splendid habitations. 
Fill our rooms with paintings and with sculpture. 
But we cannot 
buy with gold the old associations.'' 

We must care for the hearts as well as the walls. We must 
bring the influences of home to chasten, to care for, and to cor- 

T(».M. But that breaks up the whole freedom of our social 
fabric. We become spies and watchers of each other, and do not 
feel as easy and unconstrained as when with strangers. 

Ned. Not so. There is an aflectionate care and concern, 
which does not pry into a brother's doings, but which extends 
help to him when he needs it and draws, not forces, him back 
when he goes astray; which looks upon his faults with leniency 
and regret, an<l appreciates all that is good and noble in him. 
With this addition Tom's social fabric will be complete. 

Artiiuk. Then, too, our fraternity will be a safe place for 
young boys to be in. 

Ned. Exactlv so. The fraternity, like the home, should be a 
training school for the opening character. The character of our 
fraternity will be faithfully represented in the character of the 
men we turn out. 

Will. Now, I protest against that. A fraternity is not, and 
ought not to be a reformatory. We cannot aftbrd to take in a lot 
of vicious characters with the hope of converting them. Our 
philanthropy does not go that far. 

Ned. Nor does mine. I do not propose to take in bad char- 
acters with the hope of converting them, but I want to see the 
unformed characters which we have among us moulded into hon- 
orable, pure and noble ones. 

Arthur. Ned, that is the best idea that has been advanced 

134 ^ Chapter Chat, 

yet. You have struck the thought exactly. I wouhl hate to think 
that my young frater here, {layinj^ his hand on /^oh*s shoulder) 
was to he brought in contact with degrading and debasuig influ- 
ences through my instrumentahty. Fraternities are known by 
their fruits. Take that one across the way there, and you'll see 
that the mem])ers th.nk of nothinjj else than Tom's society life. 
They are fine gentlemen, and jolly, good fellows, and nothing 
more. Well, what kind of men do they make? I leave it with 
Tom if he does not think our ideal higher than theirs. 

Tom. Yes, 1 suppose it is. Their society has nothing in it 
to improve one, though it is very pleasant. 

Arthur. Then, Will's ideal is realized in that fraternity 
around the corner. We all know what narrow, bigoted men the 
literary fraternity turns out. They are all cast in the same mould 
and can recognize no good in any other. 

Will. But, Arthur, don't you think the literary aspect 
should be regarded at all.^ 

Arthur. Of course I do. The fraternity is no more con- 
fined to the moral idea, than it is to the social, or literary. In fact, 
these ideas are so intertwined that it is impossible to separate 
them, and the effort to do so is sure to prove disastrous. I tell 
you, boys, the nearer we can bring our fraternity to the recogni- 
tion of all that is good in the school life, and the development of 
it, the better it will be. Human character is a many-sided thing, 
and it needs a broad and comprehensive fraternity to bring out 
all its sides. 

Will. 1 seem to catch your idea. You mean that there 
are half truths in all we have been saying and they need to be put 
together to bring out the full truth. 

Authur. Exactly. The intellectual, the moral, and the 
social elements should be so blended and interminijled that thev 
may develop a rounded character. It does not so much matter 
that we take in ''all round" men if we turn out *'all round" men. 
We rub and grind rogether in our little quarrels and spats in the 
chapter and elsewhere, and even in our discussions, until we rub 
ofl' the sharp corners and jutting angles of our individuality. And 
so, while we have plenty of room to play in, plenty of liberty, we 
exert a good influence on each other; but when we are kept in 
one narrow groove, our characters are also narrowed and we 
become bigoted and illiberal. 

Our Chapter ^ueeu. 135 

Ned. What a vast deal of meaning there is in our motto, 
"'Labor for the Beautiful and the Good." It is so all embracing in 
its catholicity both of aim and method. 

Will. Yes, it combines unity of design with multiplicity 
of mode. It recognizes that a fraternity is made up of all sorts 
and conditions of men, and sets them all to work, each in his own 
way, for the common good of all. 

To.M. Boys, a song, a song, (//c leads off and all join in 
singing ^''VioxwQ. sweet home.'') 

Will. It is getting late, boys, and we had better go. 

Tom. All right. Another song. 

Exit Tom, J.\ck, and Will singing **Our Delta Queen." 

Harry. Ned, do vou fellows meet here this wav often .^ 

Ned. Ves, we drop in here at all times. You ought to 
be oftener with us. 

Harry. I think I will. 

Hxii Nkd and Harry. 

Rob. a fraternity is a fine thing, isn't it, Arthur? 

Artiil'R, fastening the ivindoiv. That's just what it is, old 

Rob. going up and putting his arm in Arthur s. I tell you 
I'm the only child at home but I feel here just as though you were 
mv big brother sure enough. 

Arthur. Aha! buddie Robbie, we'll be fraters in earnest, 
won't we: {^Rxeunt arm in arm). 

Rev. (jeo. L. Crockett, B. (9. \S6. 



She was worthy of a kingdom. So thougiil we all — from 
little Tibhs, the baby of tin.* ciiapter, to tall .nid handsome Harry 
Glenn, our pride; an<l I dare say there was not one of us but 
Would have fought, bled and — lived to have shared the throne as 
prince consort. She was a woman — O yes, not one of those 
silvcrv-winsrcd, aureole-crowned, mvthical creatures that are 
believed by the tender, trusting neophytes to stand guard and 

136 Our Chapter ^ueen, 

guide over the chapter hall. Not ethereal, but almost angelic, of 
course. As Diana walked, so we thought could she. As Juno's 
shoulder's bore aloft a queenly head, so wc thought did hers. 
Aphrodite's mien, Athene's mind were fitting counterparts. The 
royal crown of nut brown hair, and fearless eyes of heavenly blue but 
filled the cup She was substantial enough to play a capital hand 
at tennis, always bedecked in our colors; with more or less of 
badges disphiyed, as armor or ornament, upon the most entrancing 
costume the enthusiastic school-bov heart could imaj'ine. Ah! 
On field sport days, at public promenades, chapter hops, com- 
mencement exercises, were we not proud of our Qiieen! None 
wore the colors more jauntily, with more coquettish grace. She 
was a professor's daughter, and to have won her sponsorship was 
a feather that brought us many ''barbarian" caps. You know what 
it was like — we besieged the house; burned the professor's gas 
and coal; in regular turn, attended her to church and theatre; in 
fact poured out a sea of youthful devotion for her to swim in. 
She was a most useful member, too. All t)ur petty difierences, 
disappointments, hopes and fears, found ready sympathetic hear- 
ing, easy solution, and healing consolation. For a maiden of 
twentv-two her task was no easv one — I can see that now. 

For a long time all were fraters, all friends, not one could 
claim a favor not open to the grasp of all. Her brother, then far 
awav, had been one of our earlv members, and her childish devo- 
tion to him gave us her womanly favor and sweet assistance. 

It could not last, of course; not Harry Glenn nor baby Tibbs, 
however, broke the spell — they always had our precedence, when 
in company, you know. Great awkward, stammering, studious Jim 
— Jim Gardner — was the man. A sigh, a murmer of disappoint- 
ment, almost regret, went around. To delegate the whole to one.^ 
Yes, we were willing — but not to Jim I Could he do credit to the 
chapter in the role of champion before the college world. ^ We 
thought not. Hut the C^ueen, too, had a will, and she had chosen. 
The changed state grew, as changed states will, and we were 
slowlv reconciled. 'Twas better to have loved and — n(», it /,v bet- 
ter to have half a loaf than have no loaf at all; that is the way we 
looked at it. 

But there weren't so many tennis games; and the feeling of 
being in a brother's way broke up the Sunday afternoon gather- 
ings, and the week-night singing of ballads from our song-book 

Our Chapter ^ueen. 137 

around her piano. To tell the truth, it was. in a quiet way, mel- 
ancholy and dismal. 

The old days seemed 

"Dear as remembered kisses after death. 
And sweet as those by hopeless fancy fei^n'd 
On lips that are for others.'' 

Meanwhile ''our Jim" v\'as happinesses very self, and Violet, 
our Qiieen, more calmly sweet and dignitied, seemeil to find 
double interest in all our doings — so Jim would tell us. 

Then '79 passed out, and, after summer jauntings in the 
mountains, most of us came back grave seniors to encounter '80. 
Jim, too, and Violet from her visit to the seaside. Somehow true 
love seemed to have caught the rheumatism during the summer. 
It didn't even walk from the very first. We looked on aghast in 
sad surprise. Then friendly inquisitiveness tried Jim, brotherly 
innuendo played upon Violet. Without effect. Jim always was 
too reserved to warrant much pumping after one rebuff; and 
Violet, with quiet womanly dignity, avoided every attempt to bring 
the subject forward. 

Our intercourse grew constrained, no longer had the freedom 
of the other days. Soon our colors disappeared from off those 
rounded shouKlers when on parade. The next thing was to find 
the badjje of our bitterest rival where our own had been. Dis- 
appointment.^ mortification? — fury you might almost say! We 
could not hate our former Qiieen, who now had abdicated our 
thrice cherished throne. That did not last long; the other badge 
disappeared. Violet seldom was seen by any of us. We could 
not imagine why she so suddenly grew morose, unsocial and for- 
sook the modest pleasures of our little world. It continued, and 
not one of us but felt the melancholy mischief that somehow 
had been abroad. The chapter hall was not as interesting as when 
she used to make our table mats, select our rugs, and direct our 
general household for us. No — and no wonder we inwardly 
blessed (?) the stranger at the sea- shore who had stolen our (Queen's 
heart, lie did not come somehow — and then we wondered what 
it was. 

Commencement came; our hard earned laurels, degrees, 
medals did not seem worth half as much because we had no Qiieen. 
We all went home with ^ad regret because we were 
estranged and could not bid our former Qiieen atlieu. 

. 138 What Shall I Read, and Why f 

It lasted, with me, a long while. I had lost sight of 
Jim's part in it all, until a year or two ago a friend of Violet was 
telling me how it was Jim's 'fault all along. How he had met her 
at the 'seaside, and while together there he had neglected her for 
some fair haired, heartless flirt with fewer hrains than would fill 
a hollow mustard seed. Didn't I — well, it was good that Jim 
wasn't within twelve hour's ride! Next I heard that Violet was 
married! Our chapter Qiieen! How she had my sympathy! I 
Was sure she married loving Jim. 

I didn't th!nk of meeting Jim the other day while passing 
through his town. He is a prosperous young lawyer now. Run- 
ning against him on the street I entirely forgot my recent resent- 
ment. The same old fraternal spirit flashed out as we gave each 
other the old **grip," and I wound up by going home to dine with 
Jim — "and have a good long talk over old time^!. my boy," he said. 
I remembered he lived with his widowed mother and a sister, and 
was not surprised when, after a i)risk w^lk thro' the bracing breezes 
of the birthday of the Father of Our Country, Jim opened the door 
and found a female figure waiting in the hall. It was only after 
what seemed to me a very ardent sisterlv embrace that I had time to 
notice something seemingly familiar in the face. Then Jim, sly 
rascal, with happiness supreme beaming from his quiet counte- 
nance, turned and said, '*A friend, Violet, — this is my wife, old 


I know this question sounds commonplace, and this very fact 
is an evidence that it has visited every one of us. I know also 
that nine out of ten never learn to answer it well or profitably either 
to themselves or any bodv else; so, mv o:ood sir, if vou are the one 
out of the ten just mentioned, let me say this article was not writ- 
ten for you, but for the other nine. 

This question has conic to me many times, and each time with 
a difierent import and suggesting a difi'ercnt answer. I remember 
when 1 wished that some one wouUl present me with a list of 
books, by the reading of which I might become wide-read — schol- 

WAai Shall I Read, and Why ? 139 

arly, I found a book containing some such a list — I do not 
remember where — and set about with all diligence to make myself 
the scholar of my imagination. I read rapidly, I read earnestly, I 
read somewhat thoroughly; but it only led me deeper into the 
mazes of this \uilderness of books and of knowledge. I had read 
myself in and I saw no way open to me but to read myself out; 
I added more books to my list, but soon I began to feel that books 
were insufficient — I must read subjects. It was only a repetition 
of the old question, "What shall I read?" 

I soon began to become acquainted with the names of the 
men who wrote the books. But who were these men? And 
when and where did they live? Who is this Pope, and Bryant, 
and Longfellow, and Anon — and especially this last, for I find his 
name atti^ched to some of the best articles in my reading? What 
visions of greatness passed through my mind as I contemplated 
the number of books this man must have written! I wondered if 
he was living yet. I must know something about these men, and 
so I began to read biographies. The mazes grew less dense. I 
w^as ascending a hill from the summit of which I should be able to 
take my bearings, nnd for the first time view a small part of the 
great field of literature. My horizon began to widen, and now, 
instead of one great field, this broad expanse divided itself into 
four parts, — each one stretching out as far as the vision could reach 
until it was lost in the distance. The first was Poetry; the second 
History; the third Philosophy; the fourth Fiction. 

I must read Poetry, for I find many a one toiling in this field 
of Poetry for whom there is reserved a niche in the "Temple of 
Fame." I want to have a speaking acquaintance with Homer, 
Virgil, Tasso, Saadi, Dante. I want to shake hands with Shake* 
speare, and see if his magnetic touch will lend me inspiration. 
1 want to rub against Pope for his polish, and l^ugh at the quaint 
humor of Hudibras. I wanf Milton to show me how much of 
Heaven a blind man can see. I want to spend a "Season" with 
Thompson, and bask with Campbell in the "Pleasures of Hope." 
I want to take a sail with "Enoch Arden," listen to "The First 
Settler's Story," be a "Traveler" with Dr. Goldsmith in "The 
Deserted Village," and follow with Pollock "The Course of 

Yes, I must read poetry, for poetry is the language of the soul. 
Imagination intoxicates or banishes memory, and disposes in some 

140 li^hat Shall I Read, and Why ? 

way of everything that attempts to come between itself and its 
field of vision. Its field of vision is the infinite; it *'glances from 
heaven to earth — from earth to heaven." It vies with the Creator 
in constructing a universe of its own. It makes its world and 
lives in it. It furnishes itself with an instantaneous method of 
travel, being independent of space; it is now on earth, now in 
hell, and now in heaven. 

We consult some books as we do parents, for advice; to some 
we go as to friends for comfort or consolation, or for the sake of 
company; others we marry and take to our homes, because in 
them we find heart-throbs responsive to our own. The poets are 
these lovers, who teach us that love, like water, will not be con- 
fined, but will break through, and destroy the dam, unless it be 
permitted to pass over the wheel and turn the mill. Yes, some 
books are like parents, some like friends, some like jolly compan- 
ions, and some like lovers. There are books which we must take 
like medicine; others which we must eat and digest; others which 
we must use only as dessert; and still others which we must pass 
bv with only a taste or smell. 

I must add to my poetry, history. Not to know history is to 
be a child forever. I must first catch up with myself by learning 
what is behind me, and then catch up with th world by learning 
what is about me. 1 find myself midway upon a ladder whose 
bottom rests in chaos, and whose top is lost in the clouds of 
heaven. I must learn from history, tradition, mythology, monu- 
ments, epitaphs, tombs, to clear away that lower chaos as much 
as I may. 

But which shall I do? — be^rin where I am and read myself 


back to the beginning, or hunt up the beginning, so far as I am 
able, and follow the intricate windings of the world's history.^ 
Evidently the latter. But I may not be able to find the connect- 
ing links which unite all the separate branches with the original 
stem. How shall I connect the Chinese history with the Assyrian 
records.^ In what style of the original growth did the Egyptian 
stem begin. ^ Whence came the men of the river drift — the cave 
men and lake dwellers? Whence thv mound-builders — the Aztecs 
— the American Indians and savage Africans? Such problems I 
may not be able to solve, but must wait for their solution. 

I peer into the misty past, but not far; I add another lens of 
knowledge and see a little farther; and as more powerful tele- 

Wka^ Shall I Read, and Why ? 141 

scopes open up to us heavens beyond, so additional knowledge 
brinjTs out new stars in the nig^ht of the past. But as I view them 
more closely they change from stars to torches which I may take 
and look about me. In Persia is Zoroaster, Firdusi, Saadi, Hafiz; 
in China, Confucius. Mencius, Lao-tse; in India, Buddha and 
Buddha-ghosha; in Arabia. Mohammed; in Greece, Herodotus, 
Thucydides, Xenophon; in Rome, Livy, Tacitus, Cassar. After I 
have looked about me with the light that these furnish, I may suf- 
fer myself to be led by Josephus, Plutarch, Grote, Gibbon, Ilallam, 
Ilume and Macaulay. 

But I find now that the knowledge I obtain from these is only 
a measure skeleton of the historv of the past. Manv of them are 
distinctively historians of men and deeds, leaving the history of 
thought in the fog if not in the darkness: and I find that it is only 
by starting again and travelling over an entirely different road that 
I will be able to obtain a somewhat connected history of thought. 
Nor has thought run in a single channel. Philosophy and The- 
ology have been, for the most part, distinct; yet they have mingled 
sufficiently to discolor each other. Philosophy has muddied relig- 
ion by making it mystical; religion has attempted to choke Philos- 
ophy. Such has been their inharmonious commingling until 
recently. They seem now to be learning that God's universe is 
large enough, and fertile enough, to support both Philosophy and 

I must study the history of philosophic thought — the many 
attempts to answer that difficult question, *'What is the original 
plan of things, and how does it operate.^" 

Thales tells me the first principle is water: From water all 
things come, to water all things return. Anaximander says it is 
an eternal and undetermined ground. Anaximenes concludes that 
it is air. Pythagoras asserts it to be number. "All is one and 
stationary," the Eleatics say; but Heraclitus insists that nothing 
is stationary but all is a continual flow. Nothing is being, but all 
is becoming. Empedocles attempts to harmonize these opposite 
views by the use of four elements and two powers. This led to 
the Atomistic theory. 

Democritus was not satisfied with four elements; and so. 
instead of four, he adopted an unlimited number of constituent 
elements, from which, without increase or diminution but only by 
change, all things are which appear. 

142 IV^a/ Shall I Read, and Why f 

Anaxagoras refused to accept the expressions, becoming' bhA 
departing^ of his predecessors, and used in their stead combination 
and separation. 

Such were the methods of so(ne of the earliest philosophers 
in answering this all -important question. Following these were the 
methods of the Sophists, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Stoicism, Epi- 
curianism, Neo-Platonism, Scholasticism. With the last two I 
find that the great stream of theologic thought entered the stream 
of philosophy, and they flowed together for half a dozen centuries. 
But the stream is rather broad than deep, for theological dogma is 
not conducive to free and thorough philosophical investigation. 
The philosopher must not be tied to the post of dogma and com- 
pelled to browse around it, but must be free to go where he will; 
and, indeed, I perceive as little reason why a theologian should 
be bound by a thirty-nine strand cord. 

But I must not be contented with the history of philosophy 
and theology, for this would be an attempt to satisfy a varying 
appetite **with bare imagination of a feast." 1 must read philoso- 
phy and theology themselves. I use the word philosophy in the 
sense of natural philosophy, which includes sciences. I must 
understand theology, because it is the science of His works. The 
Creator has revealed Himself in two ways: first in His works, sec- 
ond in His word. He first did, then said; first acted then spoke. 
He has revealed Himself not in the Bible alone, but in the blades 
of grass and the grains of sand. Each flower has a lesson for me 
if I will but learn it — a lesson which it will teach to me alone 

In the fourth place, T must read fiction. Poetry, history and 
philosophy are over two thousand years old; the novel is scarcely 
two hundred. It is called novel, not only because it continually 
presents us with something new, but because it is in reality a 
new invention. Grecian and Roman civilization knew nothing, 
in comparison with what we know, of the power of fiction in the 
development of truth. *'Truth is stranger than fiction" — but fic- 
tion is a valuable assistant in truth's development. The parables 
of the Christ are short stories — novelettes — and if He, when the 
plain truth would not answer, resorted to fiction, I may be certain 
to find much in it to reward me for the time spent in its 

But to read novels for instruction is like shaving pigs for wool — 
very much reading and very little instruction. The novel, like the 

IVAat Shall I Read, and Why f 143 

theatre, is more for entertainment than instruction. But there are 
reasons why I should read fiction aside from direct absorption. 
The intellectual atmosphere seems to have showered upon us 
two classes of fictitious literature: In the first instance it evapora- 
ted only the pure water from the g^reat ocean of thought, and gave 
us a copious shower; in the second it took up only the dregs and 
gave us but frogs. The former will give life and invigoration to 
those who bathe in it: the latter will poison and cause intellectual 
death. There are thousands who are being poisoned by it every 
year. They do not know it by its appearance; they do not know, 
even by the touch, which is healthful and which is poisonous. It 
is the duty of those who do know to give an intelligent choice to 
those who do not. It is not necessary for an intelligent physician 
to take a dose of the medicine he is about to prescribe for his 
patient, but only that he understand its character and properties. 

But in reading poetry, history, philosophy and fiction, 1 would 
not forget the bibles of the world. They contain some of the sub- 
limest poems, some of the sweetest songs, some of the profoundest 
philosophy, some of the most entertaining stories, and surely the 
most reliable history of the ages when they were produced. The 
Hebrew and Greek Scriptures of the Jews and of Christen* 
dom; the "Chinese Classics" of Confucius and Mencius; the "Zend 
Avesta" of the Persians; the "Vcdas"; the "Upanishads" of the Hin- 
doos; "The Footsteps of the Law" of the Buddhists: the "Koran" 
of Mohammed; also others semi-canonical in character— 1 must 
read for mental cultivation as well as for devotional purposes 
Among the others may be mentioned, "The Book of the Dead," 
of the Egyptians; the "Meditations" of Marcus Aurelius; Seneca's 
"Morals"; the "Sentences" of Epictetus; the "Guilistan" of Saadi; 
the "Thoughts" of Paschal; and "Imitations of Christ" of Thomas 
a Kempis. 

Nor could 1 spend my time with books which have not 
reached their majority, while Watts on The Mind, Locke on The 
Understanding:, and Butler's Analosrv remain strangers to me 
One other book must always be open at my right hand — the Dic- 
tionary. It must be my companion through all the dark passages 
in other books. 

Nor would I forget that much of the best history and philoso- 
phy for me will be found in the biographies, speeches, lectures, 
essays, travels and explorations of such men as Macaulay, John- 

144 W^/'«^ ^^'^^'^ ^ Read, and Why f 

son, Lord, Webster, Burke, Emerson, Xavier and Livingstone. 

In more direct answer to the latter part of our question, 
"Why shall I read?" — let nie offer a few reasons. 

There are times when we need rest — not the rest which 
comes from idleness, but rest which comes from the exercise of a 
different set of faculties. We always need ideas, truths, mental- 
children. Here are two needs — ideas, and rest. Why not, when 
it is possible, supply them both at the same time and by the same 

The mind may be compared to a family. Our original 
thoughts are our mental offspring, our mental-children. Most of 
us do not have very large families; and the fewer members we 
have the more partial we are to them. It would perhaps better 
be compared to an orphan house. We lack children of our own 
and look about us for children to adopt. Books are the intelli- 
gence offices through which we obtain these children; we read in 
order to obtain them. The parents of some of them have been 
dead for two thousand years — but what care we for that? We 
dress them up in the fashion of the present, and they look as fresh 
and vigorous as though they were in their prime. A thought is 
born again whenever it is adopted and becomes a member of the 
family of another individual. 1 do not mean whenever it pays us 
a visit, but when it has come to stay and is dependent upon us for 
its clothing. 

Another reason whv T read is this: T alwavs have doubt as to 
the value of a thought until I find it among the mental offspring of 
some other man. In a certain sense I read to verifv my own 
thoughts — or those which I consider my own. A man is to be 
pitied who is enthusiastically airing some original theories of his, 
blissfully ignorant of the fact that those same theories were advo- 
cated and exploded a dozen centuries ago. The fact that they 
were exploded, however, does not prove them false. Many things 
that our ancestors proved false their descendants have proven true 
— but not while they were ignorant of what their ancestors did 
and said. 

One thing more: No book stands alone, any more than a man 
stands alone. It has its ancestor^» and its offspring, its brothers 
and sisters, aunts, uncles and cousins; all of whom must be made 
to contribute to my orphan house. In other words, the branches 
we have mentioned have many tributaries, all of which ought to 

Our Colleges. 145 

be explored. I notice in business circles a tendency to the large 
sale and small profit principle; in church collections, the larger 
the congregation the larger the collection. So, on the same prin- 
ciple. I find that the men who are able to obtain and combine the 
most niekel and dime ideas are the men who become richest in 
inental lore. 1 say to my books, as the preacher to his congrega- 
tion, *'Let every one contribute;" and never refuse either the 
millionaire's donation or the widow's mite. 

Rev. Isaac T. Headland -2"., '84. 


University of Georgia: — Rev. Dr. William E. Boggs has 
been elected to the Chancellorship made vacant by the death of 
Dr. Mell. 

Emory College: — The vacancies caused by the resisrnation 
of Dr. Hopkins and Prof. Dawman. who at the close of the last 
college year accepted positions at other colleges, were filled by the 
election of Dr. Warren A. Chandler, of Nashville, Tenn., as presi- 
dent, and Prof. Lindsey Harris, of Decatur, Ga., as professor of 

Obehlin College: — The new catalogue shows an enroll- 
ment of 1,676 students for the year 1888. Every State and Terri- 
tory of the United States is represented, except Delaware and 
Alaska Besides, there are represented the following countries: 
Qiiebec, Ontario, Nova Scotia, England, Wales, Bohemia, Bul- 
garia, Turkey, Russia, China, Japan, Liberia, Natal, and the 
Hawaiian Islands The Faculty numbers 22 professors, 2 lec- 
turers, 18 instructors and 7 tutors. — Ex. 

Allegheny College. — ^The winter term formally opened 
Thursday, January 3, but not really until the following Tuesday, 
owing to the unusual amount of wrangl ng conflicts in studies 
and the number of dilatory students who prefer to abide their own 
time in returning, causing the Lord High Chancellor of the E.x- 
chequer double work and delay in the organization of classes, but 
all are back now, new faces interspersed with the old and every- 
thing progresseth swimmingly. The collegiate department num- 
bers about four hundred students, the business department 150 and 
the Conservatory of Music 250. A great deal of interest is mani- 
fested in literary society circles. The election of the inter-society 
contestants for the Allegfhenv-Philo Franklin Commencement con- 
test in June has been settled amicably and satisfactorily, and Alle- 

146 Our Colleges, 

gheny will bank on Deming, debate; Filler, declamation; Ander- 
son, oration, and Lindsey, essay; while Philo Franklin has unswerv- 
ing faith in Elliott, debate; Sweeney, declamation; Couse, essay, 
and A. C. Lindsey, oration. — Commercial Gazette. 

Miami University. — During the vacation the books of the 
library were finally arranged and numbered according to the 
Dewy system, and new cases accommodating fifteen hundred vol- 
umes were made. About one hundred books have been received 
recently. Hereafter the library will be open every day for bor- 
rowers. The new card catalogues are progressing slowly. The 
University was lepresented at the meetings of the Ohio College 
Association, the Indiana Academy of Sciences and the American 
Historical Association. The Journal and Student were both issued 
during the holidays, and both are improving. The department of 
biology has lately received an invoice of apparatus from Europe 
and this country. Among the more important pieces are some 
microscopes, a fine miscrotome, Abbe camera lucida, ocular 
micrometer, thermometers, &c., ail of which are specially adapted 
to practical work in the laboratory. The new catalogue will be 
issued early in the term. The endowment of Miami from Oxford 
Township yields about $6,000 per year. The smallness of the 
sum is due to the intervention of the State between the University 
and the leaseholders some years ago. Professor Snyder addressed 
a farmers' institute at Franklin last week. The local Y. M. C. A. 
is to be revived soon. — Cincinnati Commercial Gazette. 

Lehigh University. — On December 5th, the foot ball team 
were entertained by the manager of the Fountain Hill Opera 
House, occupying, at his invitation, two boxes at the production 
of Hanlon's Fantasma. The boxes were tastefully decorated with 
brown and white bunting and a large delegation from the uni- 
versity was present, who cheered the team as they entered the 

At the last meeting of the executive committee of the Athletic 
Association, it was decided that the base ball team should join a 
league consisting of Lehigh, Lafayette, Rutgers and Stevens. On 
account of the gr(/at expense it was thought best not to enter the 
larger league, including Cornell and Williams. A letter will soon 
be sent out to the alumni and undergraduates appealing for aid in 
building a new grand stand. 

Warriner, '90, has been elected captain of the foot ball team 
for next fall and CuUum, '90, has been elected manager of the 
same. Captain Walker was informally offered a re-election, but 

Lehigh is making a strong record at foot ball. At the close 
of the last season her team was 121 points ahead of all competi- 
ors. The most cherished victory was that over Lafayette, with a 
score of 15- 

Our Colleges. t47 

G. B. Zahniser, a member of Delta Tau Delta, has been 
elected President of the Sophomore class; and J. B. Cullum, 
another Delta has been chosen Athletic Representative of the 
Junior class. — Lehigh Burr. 

DePauw. — Bill Nye and James Whitcomb Riley gave an 
entertainment in Meharry Hall, January 17th, which was largely 
attended. The University has been presented with an endow 
ment of two million dollars. 

Ohio Wesleyan University. — The fourth entertaiment in 
the Senior lecture course was given by Colonel R. H. Conwell on 
the evening of the 5th of January. His subject, "Acres of 
Diamonds," was novel and pleasing. As a result of the Junior 
election the Transcript corps for '90 is as follows: Editor-in chief, 
V. K. McElheny; literary editor, O. G. Callahan; local editor, 
E. L. Shannon; alumni editor, W. M. Mason; exchanges, G. M. 

The State Association of Colleges held a most successful ses- 
sion at Columbus the latter part of last month. The O. W. U. 
was represented by Drs. Williams and Whitlock and Prof. Par- 
sons. Prof. Parsons read before the assembly a splendid paper on 
"What is a Translation?" which was heartily received and highly 
commended for its general excellence and practical value. 

For the first time in its history the University can boast of a 
handsome, well-equipped gymnasium. The demands for physical 
training have therefore been met, and the O. W. U. will no longer 
have preferred against her the charge that she educates the head 
at the expense of the body. As it stands to-day, the estimated 
cost of the gymnasium does not fall far below $5,000. — College 

Adelbert College. — ^The college catalogue just issued 
shows a total of 212 students, of whom twenty-one are in the 
Freshman class. All students are required to attend morning 
service on Sunday in the churches of the city. Particular 
churches which they wish to attend must be selected, and they 
are required to attend regularly at the churches so selected during 
their connection with the college, or until permission is ob- 
tained to attend some other church. A weekly prayer- meeting is 
held by the Young Men's Christian Association of the college, 
and a general college prayer- meeting every month. The two lit- 
erary societies, which have existed since the earliest days of the 
college, have been merged into a common society. The libraries 
of the college contain about 25,000 volumes. Large accessions 
have been recently made, the largest in the purchase of the private 
library of the late Prof. Wilhelm Scherer, of the University of 
Berlin, and by the expenditure of Mrs. Samuel Mather's gift of 
$2,000. This library contains 12,000 volumes, and the greater por- 

t^$ Our Collci^cs. 

tion of the sum needed for the purchase was jyiven by residents of 
Cleveland. Hon. John Hay oave .$1,000 for the purchase of works 
of French authors. Mr. and Mrs. Hinj^^ham furnished the inonev 
for the purchase of the threat puhhcations of the German govern- 
ment of the results of excavation^ at Olympia and Pergamon. The 
departments of chemistry and physics are well supplied with 
apparatus. The chemical laboratory is also well ecjuipped. The 
museum contains well stocked and well selected cabinets. A 
ofvninasium, erected in 18S8. is now at the service of the collesfe, 
with a systematic drill umler a comj)etent instructor. — Conifucrcial 

Washington and Jeffkhson. — The present collegfe was 
ort^anized in 1S65, by the union of JeHerson and Washinojton Col- 
lesres. the former havin<j^ been chartered in 1S02 and the latter in 
iSoC). Rev. James D. Moifatt, I). D., is jjresident, . with an 
efficient t'aculty of sixteen j)rofessors. Governor James A. Heaver 
is president of the (General Alumni Association. James G. Blaine 
graduated at Washington College in 1S17. Senator M. S. Qiiav 
is also an alumnus of Washington and Dr. J. W. Scott, Mrs. Ben- 
jamin Harrison's father, is the oldest living graduate. 

Woostf:ii Univfksitv. — The winter term opened on the 
morning of Wednesday, January 9. The President's opening 
address, '^Individuality in Character," was a most masterlv hand- 
ling of an important subject, and was listened to with great inter- 
est. Prof. W. Z. Bennett, who spent the greater part of last vear 
in Europe, has returned and taken u]) hi**, work in the Department 
of Cliemistry and Physics. Prof. Karl Mer/ has recovered his 
usual health, and has again commenced work in the Musical 
Department. The training of the chorus for the rendition of Hand- 
el's ''Messiah," which, on account of the sickness of the professor, 
was intermitted, has been resumed. The number of students has 
been increased bv several additions, and the w'ork of the cominsT 
term promises to be of great interest. — Commercial Gazette. 

L'NiVERsrTV OF MICHIGAN. — The regents met last week 
and sent in a list of appropriations for 18S9— 90 amounting to 
nearly $220,000. The .Slin^trel Club of the I'niversity propose to 
give their entertainment which took so well last spring. The 
proceeds are to be given to the gymnasium. The Lawn Teimis 
Association has organized and adopted amendments to the consti- 
tution aflccting the new courts. A Philological Societv luis been 
formed among some of the professors and the students interested 
in such work. — K\. 

Univkksitv of Minnfsoia. — Prof. John Dewey, late of the 
University of Michigan, has accepted the chair of Mental and 
Moral Philosophy and Logic. The new Pillsbury Science Hall is 
slowly approaching completion at a cost of $235,000. 

Our Colleges. 149 

A fire occurred in the Agricultural Department, on Septem- 
ber 29th, deslroyincr a valuable mineralogical cabinet and causing 
a loss aggregating $5,000. 

The Students' Christian Association now occupies a fine 
brown-stone house, recently completed for it. 

Pi Beta Mu, the scolarship society founded at the close of last 
college year, consists of five men from the Senior class, who elect 
five from the Junior class at the close of the year. 

Rensselaer Polytechxic Institute. — Prof. C. Wellman 
Parks, of the chair of Physics, has been appointed to take charge 
of Classes VIII and IX of the section provided for the American 
Educationill exhibit at the Paris Exposition. Class XI 'cleals with 
higher education and under this head it is proposed to include an 
exhibit of the college publications of this country. The graduating 
class this year will number about twenty men; of these, ten only 
entered with the class which then numbered forty-nine men. The 
Institute property is valued at $277,000. 

Vanderbilt University. — The Vanderbilt Hustler is a 
local paper which has recently appeared; it is to be issued every 
Saturday morning, as a four-page paper. The university also sup- 
ports The Observer^ a literary monthly, published by the societies. 
The Cornet^ college annual, last year proved a great financial suc- 
cess; it will be published again this year; each of the six fraterni- 
ties will have two editors. 

The new building for the Technological department is now 
completed and Mechanical Hall has been fitted with the best and 
most modern machine tools; it now oflx^rs facilities for instruction 
unequalled by any institution in the South. 

The New England Intercollegiate Press Association publishes 
a neat magazine of one hundred pages, intended as a general news 
journal for the undergraduates of all the colleges. The magazine 
is called The Collegian and is edited by Samuel Abbot. The idea 
is not a new one, as erroneously stated by some of the journals, 
but is a good one and it is to be hoped it will in this instance 
prove more successful than it has heretofore. There is no reason 
why an intercollegiate journal should not succeed It has a pos- 
sible constituency of some five hundred institutions of learning, 
with a combined attendance of nearly one hundred and twenty - 
five thousand students. 

The February number contains a paper 'On the Teaching of 
English Literature in the College Curriculum," by Prof. Leverett 
\V. Spring; ''Nurick Life," by T. W. Buchanan, Yale; ''The 
Modern Novel," bv Caroline Goodlcp. Wellcslcv Collejre; 'A Bit 
of Teche Country;" "Nature in Thoreau and Burroughs," by 
Frederick Perkins, Hamilton College; ''The Dead Nun." by 

tjo Our Colleges. 

Nathaniel Stephenson, University of Cincinnati; and various other 
articles on interesting subjects, together with college notes, criti- 
cisms, etc. 

The Lehigh Burr is the name of the neat and attractive 
journal published semi-monthly by the students of Lehigh Uni- 

Thf* students of Lafayette College publish The Lafayette^ a 
neat newsy college journal, bi-weekly. 

Kenyon College publishes a monthly called The Collegian, 
Henry J. Eberth» a member of Delta Tau Delta is its editor-in- 

The DePaiiiv Adz. is the title of the fortnightly organ of the 
DePauw Literary x\ssociatJon. Among the directors and editors 
are, C. H. Poucher, S. S. Strattan and George Mull, members of 
Delta Tau Delta. 

The Simpsonian^ published monthly by the students of Simp- 
son College, is one of the best arranged and newsiest journal pub- 
lished by college students. On its editorial staff are: H. A. 
Yountz. editor-in chief; O. A. Kennedy, one of the associates; N. 
B. Ashley, one of the alumnals; and E. P. Wright, one of the 
locals — all members of Delta Tau Delta. 

The students of the University of Wisconsin publish a six- 
teen page weekly entitled The Aegis. 

The College 'Transcript is the very interesting semi-monthly 
magazine of Ohio Wesleyan. Ben. U. Rannells, the able General 
Secretary of the Delta Tau Delta Fraternity, is editor-in-chief. 

The-^r/Wis published monthly at the University of Min- 
nesota. It contains several good articles from Deltas in each 
number. J. P. Goode. Max West and F. S. Abernethy, of Delta 
Tau Delta, are on the editorial staff. 

Franklin and Marshall issues a monthly called the College 
Student, quiet in appearance, healthy in tone. Its contents are 
always worthy of perusal. 

The Buchtcl^ the Junior annual of Buchtel College is an excel- 
lent production. Tastefully gotten up, oddly bound — it contains 
much useful information, many excellent cuts and is full ol very 
amusing gags. Willard Holcomb of Eta of Delta Tau Delta, and 
Arthur J. Rowley also of Delta are among the editors. If space 
permitted some selections from its pages would be given. 

Hillsdale College publishes a four page weekly called The 
Hillsdale College Herald. 

Tlu Greek World. 151 


Chi Phi. — The members in New York City are discussing the 
possibility of forming a Chi Phi Club in that city. 

Kappa Alpha Theta. — The society was organized at 
Asbury University in 1870. It was the first of the female socie- 
ties to org?inize with principles and methods akin to the male 
Greek letter clubs. A new catalogue of the order has just been 
published, showing that Kappa Alpha Theta now has 15 active 
chapters and a total membership of 782. 

Phi Gamma Delta. — Both the democratic and republican 
candidates for Governor of Colorado, were members of this fra- 

Delta Phi. — The annual convention was held in New York 
on November 22nd, 23rd and 24th. 

Chi Psi.— Melville W. Fuller, Chief Justice of the United 
States, is a graduate of Bowdoin in the class of '53. 

Psi Upsilon— James P. Foster, who was president of the 
National League of Republican Clubs, is a member of the class of 
'67, at the University of the City of New York. John C. Gray, 
recently elected Judge of the New York Supreme Court, is a 
member of the class of '65. Rev. Byron Sunderland, whose 
church President Cleveland attends, graduated at the University in 

Zeta Psi. — Harrison E. Webster, recently elected president 
of Union College, graduated from that college in 1868. The forty- 
second annual convention was held in Chicago, January 3rd — 5th. 
The sessions were held at Oriental Hall and all of the twenty 
chapters were represented. Important constitutional changes 
^vere made. The banquet was held at the Richelieu, the tables 
being set for eighty guests, the Northwestern Association of Zeta 
Psi being the entertainers.^ 

Delta Psi.— The annual convention was held in Philadel- 
phia, on December 27th and 28th. The banquet, which appears 
to have been a very elaborate affair, was held at the Aldine Hotel; 

152 The Greek World. 

ex-Scnator Robert Adams, Jr!, of Philadelphia, presided: about 
sixty members were present — amon^ whom were Senator C. J. 
Faulkner, of XW'st \"irj^inia: Stewart L. Woodford, of New York; 
Dr. \'alentine Mott, of Xevv York. 

SioMA Xr. — A collection of the fraternity's songs has been 
published in pamphlet form by the chapter at the State University 
of Kansas, which also issues the Sigma Xu Delta, the bi-monthly 
mao^azine of that fraternity. ^\ chai)ter. styled the Beta Phi. has 
been placed at the Tulane l-niversity. New Orleans, La. The 
new catalogue of this fraternity is now in the hands of the printer 
and it is expected that it will be published durinji^ the present col- 
le<;e vear. 

Delta Kappa Epsilon. — The forty-second convention was 
held on October 24th, 25th and 26th, with the Central Alumni 
Association at Cincinnati. A reception was tendered the conven- 
tion at the Qiieen City Club on the afternoon of the second day, 
and in the evening the Centennial Exposition was visited. The 
annual banquet, at the Burnet House, on the eveninj^ of the third 
day, concluded the convention. The New York Alumni Associa- 
tion's first "smoker' was held at its Club House, 431; Fifth 
Avenue, on October iSth; two hundred members were present 
and were entertained by recitations from Burdette and (iriswold, 
illustrated by the caricaturist Worth. 

Phi Kappa Psi. —The charter of the chapter at Johns Hop- 
kins University, withdrawn some time ago on account of internal 
dissensions, is about to be restored. Rev. Robert Lowrv, of Plain- 
field, N. J., is editing the new song-book. The proof sheets for 
the new catalogue are now being circulated. George Smart is the 
editor. Dr. E. O. Shakespeare, the well known microscopist who 
has been sent by the government to investigate the cholera in 
Spain, is a member of the class of '67, Dickinson College. 

Sigma Chi. — The DePauw chapter, during the past summer, 
began the erection of a chapterhouse. It is repcjrted that the fra- 
ternitv is about to enter the State Universitv of Minnesota, throufifh 
a local society which has been organized for that purpose by a 
member of the fraternitv. 

By the statistical report of the Sigma Chi fraternity 18S7 -S8, 
that fraternity has 36 active chapters and an active membership 
of 105. 

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Theta Delta Chi. — The Cornell chapter has accumulated 
a buildin^]^ fund amounting^ to $2,(K)o. The forty-second annual 
convention was held under the auspices ot the Cornell chapter at 
the Fifth Avenue Hotel, New York, on November 21st. and con- 
tinued for three days. Hon. Arthur L. Bartlett, of Boston, pre- 
sided; Rev. Lewis E. Ilalsey read a poem and Hon. Jacob Spahn, 
of Rochester, delivered the oration. A. L. l^artlett, of Boston, 
was elected president for the ensuini^ year; A. L. Colvllle, of 
New York, secretary; and Frederick Cantor, of New Haven, 
treasurer. Toasts were responded to as follows: ''The Fraternity,'' 
A. L. Bartlett; '-Prospective,'' J. E. Blandy; ''Retrospective," Dr. 
E. L. Plunkett; "The Shield." F. L. Tones. The annual re-union 
of the Theta Delta Chis of New York was heltl at Sieg Loertner's 
on February 20th. 

Alpha Tau Om kg a. — The eleventh biennial conjj^ress was 
held on December 26th, at Springfield, Ohio, and continued for 
three days; each of the twenty -eight chapters was represented; 
Rev. Dr. Otis A. Glavebrook. one of the founders of the fraternity, 
was present. The folhnving officers were chosen: Worthy Grand 
Chief M. Luther Home. Allentown, Pa.; Worthy Grand Keeper 
of Exchequer, Foster (iaines, New York City; Worthy (jrand 
Scribe, W. T. Daniel, New York City; Worthy Keeper of 
Annals, Howard Lamar, Mobile, Ala.; Wortiiy High Chancellor, 
W. C. Mc(juire. \"irginia; Poet, Rowhind I'Lllis, Macon, Ga.; High 
Council. Walter Page, New ^'ork City; b)seph R. Anderson, 
Richmond, \'a.; Rev. Otis A. (Jlavebrook. ILlizabcth, N. T.; Dr. 
N. Wiley Thomas, Philadelphia. l*a. The next C(jnvention will be 
held at Richmond, \"a., in December. iS^cx A cha|Uer has been 
established at the I niversity of Michigan, drawing its member 
ship from the law and literary departments. 

Dflta L'psiLO.v. - The tifty-fourth annual convention was 
held at the Stillman House. Cleveland, Ohio, on October 24th, 
under the auspice^^ of the Adelbert cliapter and the Clevehmd 
.\lumni Association. .Ml the ch:i])ters were ^c•))^c'^ented and the 
meetin<»' was larj^felv attended. Rev. .\rlhnr C. Linllow, of Cleve- 
land, presided. Dr. (ieorge T. Dawling delivcied the oration in 
the First l^resbyterian Churcli. The con\enlion continued for 
three davs; the next will be held at Svracuse, N. Y.. with the Svra- 
cuse chapter, in October. \^^k). A most successful reception was 

154 The Greek World, 

tendered the convention by the Adelbert chapter and the Cleve- 
land Alumni Association. The convention banquet was held at 
the Stillman. The convention decided that the council had 
exceeded its powers in the installation of the chapter at the Uni- 
versity of Pennsylvania, but its action was finally endorsed. Fred- 
erick M. Crossett, of New York, was re-elected editor of the 
Quarterly, The annual reception of the New York members was 
held on February 8th, in the club house, 8 East Forty-seventh 
street; about one hundred guests were present and the whole was 
a great success. 


''''Half our knowledge we must snatchy not take^ 

The Shield of Phi Kappa Psi for December contained a con- 
servative and well written article on "Favorite Societies," by E. C. 
Little. The writer's article gives evidence of thorough acquaint- 
ance with the Greek letter world and a more decided disposition 
to deal fairly with all than any we have noticed from any quarter. 
The other contents of the number were: '*A Poem." by Philip 
Philips, Jr., and the usual quota of editorials, college and frater- 
nity notes, personals, etc. 

The January Shield has a contribution on **The March of 
Song" by Robert Lowry; '^Wearing the Pin," by S. R. Peters, 
M. C, and editorials, chapter letters, etc. We like the Shield^s 
treatment of the fraternity press. It is just, courteous and digni- 

Forty pages of the Alpha Tau Omega Palm for December 
were taken up by chapter catalogues and chapter letters. The 
editorial department seems too meagerly supplied — a comment on 
the peculiar names of the society's members took most of its spacd 
in No. 4. W. T. Daniel succeeds Rev. C. W. Baker as business 
manager, and the magazine will hereafter be published in New 

The last number of the Delta Upsilon .Quarterly that has 
reached us was the one bearing date of November. It contains an 

The Greek World. 155 

account of the general convention of the order, chapter corres- 
pondence, college and fraternity notes, and some interesting edi- 
torials and reviews of exchanges. 

The Scroll of Phi Delta Theta contains a sketch of *'The First 
Greek Letter Society" and ^'Old Records of Phi Delta Theta," by 
W. B. Palmer; chapter correspondence, etc. The editor has met 
with misfortune and family bereavements of late to such an extent 
as to partially distract his attention from the management of the 
magazine. We extend our sympathy. 

The Sigma Chi Quarterly for November, though late in 
coming, has a good variety of reading matter for its patrons. It 
is one of the best fraternity journals published. The contents for 
November, are: **The Seventeenth Grand Chapter;" **The Good 
Old College Days," by Walter Malone; **Culture and Politics," by 
F. M. Taylor, Ph. D.; *^The Collegian as a Club Man," by Edward 
W. Andrews; "A Novel Pan-Hellenic Banquet," by Wm. G. 
Hay; beside editorials, reviews, chapter letters, etc. 

The Kappa Sigma Quarterly for January is pretty well tilled 
with the account of the general convention of the fraternity, 
tosrether with sketches of the new officers, etc. 

The contents of the Sigma Nu Delta for December are: **A 
Parting;" "The Greeks at Yale," by Daniel W. Lambdon, Jr.; 
*'The Fraternity in Texas;" and editorials and chapter letters. 

The Kappa Alpha Theta for February contains a refresh- 
ing bit of a monologue entitled **Those Brothers;" an article on 
*'The Higher Education of Women;" **Woman and her Sphere;" 
editorials, chapter letters, exchange reviews, etc. 

The Anchora of Delta Gamma has a very good sketch entitled 
''The Story of Aurora Leigh;" beside the reviews of other journals, 
and matters interesting to that order alone. 

The Kappa Alpha yournal for January, just received, is the 
first copy we have seen. Its contents are: *^Poetical Contribu- 
tions:" chapter letters, editorials, exchanges, etc. The yournal 
is nicely printed and well managed as far as it goes. It might be 
improved by the substitution of something substantial for the 
poetical selections. 

Of our own chapter publications, we have received: The Iota 
Chronicle^ and The Peg, published by Xi. They are interesting 
little sheets, devoted to chapter notes and alumni news. 

156 Pegasea, 



Thou art my truest love, old violin. 

Yet often when, in restless, longing pain. 

Soft on thy throbbing breast my cheek I lean 

And woo with gentlest touch thy soothing strain, 

Perverse as mortal maid, ,thou wilt not sing; 

Yet, when in wrath I throttle every string, 

Mad to tear from thy tortured breast the soul — 

Thou answerest soft as any cooing dove, 

In melody so mild, so sweetly whole. 

That swift mine anger vanishcth in love. 

E'en so me thinks, from many a human breast 

That fairer fortune lulled to slothful rest. 

Adversity's rough hand can wring a cry 

To call the echoing answer from the sky. 



Dan Cupid gathered up his bow. 
One day when business was dull. 
And thought him he would forth to seek 
What victory or ligfht defeat would come 
From cautious combat with a Greek. 

Sometimes a Greek's a hardy lad. 
With heart as well as body clad 
In armor such as held Thermopyla?; 
But Cupid, as you know yourself. 
Has always been a sturdy elf: — 

So, hunting up a charming maid. 
Through her bright eyes the siege he laid 
To gain the passage to the Grecian's heart. 
Alas for Cupid and his art! 
Alas for maiden and her part! 

These modern Greeks have methods new 
For 'scaping what they would not do. 
This gallant Spartan still retains the pass; 
lie took alarm and ran away, 
Bearing with him Thermopvlai. 

M., Pi'^(>. 

Pegasea, 157 


( Contributed by a Lady Friend of The Rainbow, ) 

The Rainbow, clad in many hues, 
Gives promise by its hopeful rays, 
Or older covenants renews, 
Of what may come from unborn days. 

Whether in sunshine or seen in the rain, 
Whether at evening or morn's balmy daw^n. 
We feel that it has not spoken in vain — 
MemVy remains when the token has gone. 

The gentle, airy messenger 
Is now a type that's made into 
A useful worthy harbinger 
To cheer the old — assist the new. 


A hopeful, vague, untried uncertainty 

Of powers, capacities yet undisclosed; 

Awaking, separating from serene passivity: 

Egoism obstinate, exultation premature 

In presaged triumphs pending undisposed. 

Defeated in dear projects, thought secure; 

Disheartened, self-condemned the hopeless victim compre 

That happiness— or misery — at last on self depends. 


1 58 EditoriaL 


Retrospective and Prospective. — As the thirtieth anni- 
versary of the organization of the Fraternity approaches. Delta 
Tau Delta has cause for self gratulation and feelings of pride. 
Entering the field, in 1S59, about twentieth in order of birth in the 
college society world; laboring through its early life under difficul- 
ties experienced by few; it has lived, grown and piospered as few 
college societies have. 

Out of a total of fifty-five undergraduate chapters established, 
thirtv-four well jr^'own and carefullv cultivated members constitute 
its chapter roll, with excellent indications of an important acces- 
sion at an early date. Of the eleven alumni associations organized 
heretofore, the majority flourish in varying conditions of activity; 
the two chartered during the year 188S even with enthusiasm. 

By the consolidation with Rainbow in i8S5--'8r), it secured 
two of the best active chapters in the South and a prestige in all 
of the Southern collegres which will render it an easv matter to re- 
establish any of the old chapters of Rainbow that may be desired, 
and — what is more important — nearly one thousand alumni of 
fourteen chapters of the wedded order. With this worthy acces- 
sion Delta Tau Delta at once rose in the scale of importance in the 
fraternity world from the place of tenth in point of membership to 
about sixth, having a total membership of between four and ^\q 

Its publications, catalogues, "^ong literature and magazine, 
compare favorablv with the best in the fraternitv field. Its svstem 
of government is now as nearly perfect as unusal care,, foresight 
and judgment can easily make it. 

It is with pleasure, that we announce to the alumni of the 
order, the chapters having already rejoiced in the knowledge, the 
significant fact that the recent legislation amending the Constitu- 
tion ancl revisinix the Ritual of the Frjiternity has been heartilv 
ratified. It was a necessity universally recognized that the govern- 
ment and secret work should keep pace with the progressive life 
and growing importance of the ])r()mising order. Of that neces- 
sity was born the recjuisite skillful invention. The demands have 

Editorial. 1 59 

been ably dealt with and wholesomely, happily met. Of course it 
is impossible to go into details. Suffice it that none of the land- 
marks have heen disturbed, none of the relics, around which clus- 
ter the tender memories of "the Bovs of Old," have been rudelv 
handled bv irreverent hands. The ''Old Fraternitv'' is here vet, 
but her rent garments have been mended by substantial yet invis- 
ible patches; her raiment has been cleansed, aired in the sunlight 
of brotherly love and enlarged to fit her accession of stature. The 
Rainbow-Deltas have not been forgotten. Thev are rovallv wel- 
comed into the old-new order; their seven hues emblemed by the 
White which is taken into the heart of the Purple and Gold; and 
it will be their misfortune, nay their inexcusable lack ol apprecia- 
tion and fault, if thev are not soon found among the front ranks of 
the alumni body of what proposes from this day to become one of 
the most important college and social organizations of this 

The alumni of ^'Old Delta" — of the Delta Tau Delta Fraternity 
as it now exists — should one and all bid adieu to indifference. 
This Fraternity has met the issue, and taking the initiatory, pro- 
poses to give its alumni the recognition they deserve. It will 
depend upon themselves what they deserve and therefore what 
part they obtain in the future advantages and honors of the order. 
The chapters are in a condition of prosperity hitherto unknown; 
they are entitled to great credit and it is ungrudgingly accorded 
them. It is to be hoped they will, by their future actions, con- 
tinue to deserve appreciation. 

The Rainbow Division Alumni. — Elsewhere in this num- 
ber is given a comparatively accurate narrative of the history of 
the Rainbow order, now a part of this Fraternity. The contribu- 
tion was accompanied by a tolerable cut of the badge of member- 
ship worn before the consolidation by the members of the society. 
The sketch is given as a matter of interest, being more complete 
than the one published in Vol. IX — the author labors under a mis- 
apprehension in the statement that no history of the order had 
ever been published. « 

The alumni field is too important to be left un worked; especial 
efforts will be made during the year, in connection with the gen- 
eral alumni movement, to arouse the interest and enlist the sympa- 
thy of this very worthy and able body of members of the Frater- 

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nity as it now exists. It is sincerely hoped that the efforts will 
meet with becoming encouragement and be crowned with eminent 

Indeed, it will be unbecoming the reputed chivalrous courtesy 
of the old '"Sons of Iris" not to meet at least half way any fraternal 
effort in their interest. Memphis, New Orleans, Charleston, 
Meridian and Austin should be added to the permanent homes of 
Delta Tau Delta, through the influence of the old members resid- 
ing in the South, before the meeting of the next convention in 

The Amended Constitution. — The frequent amendation 
of the governmental ground-work of any institution is injurious. 
The curse of the modern day is too much legislation rather than 
too little. Occasionally, however, the limitations of institutions 
become too narrow; the implements for the accomplishment of 
their objects grow antiquated and renovation is necessary. In 
such cases the more promptly and carefully the needed reforma- 
tion takes place the better. Delta Tau Delta has amended its con- 
stitution in some important respects. It has not been hastily or 
prematurely done. Nearly three years have been spent in present- 
ing the methods and particulars to the body at large and in a 
thorough discussion of them pro and con. Now it is completed 
and ready for use. To those interested, the proposed changes are 
already known. The only points of interest to the Greek world 
are: 1 he change in the colors of the Fraternity, and the period of 
holding conventions To the old colors, Purple and Gold, White 
has been added. The general convention of the Fraternity will, 
after this year, be held biennially. The growth of the Fraternity 
has rendered their convening oftener too expensive; the power 
of local legislation vested in conferences of the various Divisions, 
"Which meet annually, has rendered their frequency unnecessary. 

Brother Oliver Matson. — The unexpected announce- 
ment of the decease of Bro. Matson was a painful shock to the 
whole Fraternity. He was one of those quiet, unobtrusive mem- 
bers who did great good for the order without sounding a trum- 
pet when he went about it. His frequent contribution to this 
journal made him almost invaluable as a right hand man. His 

Editorial. i6i 

loss to the Fraternity at large can hardly he appreciated. A testi- 
monial to his nohle life and worthy traits appears elsewhere in these 

« « 

Historical. — If any chapter or members have in their pos- 
session any historical documents, or know any reminiscences or 
statistics of the Fraternity, of'interest, not already published in the 
catalogue, the}' would confer a favor on the present as well as 
future members of the body by compiling them in readable shape 
for the The Rainbow. Our history, as we make it, should be put 
in permanent form. 

FoRMBR Volumes. — The office of The Rainbow has no 
complete files of the former volumes of our publications. It is 
desirable, indeed, almost a necessity that it should be so supplied. 
The files should belong to the magazine and follow its office of 
publication wherever removed. Any meml)er having complete 
volumes or stray copies of the journal, as CRESCENT'or Rainbow, 
up to Vol. XI, that they can afford to dispose of, will confer a 
favor by informing the present management of that fact. 

« « 
Chaiter Secretaries Again. — If by any happy accident 
this paragraph should fall under the eye of the chapter secretaries, 
or of some of them, they will be again reminded that many tedi- 
ous hours of laborious care would be saved the editor if thev would 
exercise the forethought of writing their communications to the 
magazine upon only one side of the paper, leaving sufficient mar- 
gin for corrections of oversights, and would not confuse their 
chapter news with alumni notes or membership lists. 


Subscriptions. — The subscription lists do not show more 
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i62 KditoriaL 


The following announcement has been sent out: 

The New York Alumni Association of the Delta Tau Delta 
Fraternity takes pleasure in announcing that the Seventh Annual 
Conference of the Grand Division of the East, comprising the 
chapters of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and West 
Virginia, will be held in the City of New York, on Wednesday 
February 22, 1889, under the general auspices of the Association. 

The morning and afternoon sessions will be held in the hall 
of the General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen, 18 East Six- 
teenth Street, which has been generously placed at our disposal. 
William W. Cook, Delta, '80, will preside; Rev. L. A. Crandall, 
Kappa, '73, will deliver the address, and H. W. Collingwood, Iota, 
'83, will read a poem. 

The Conference Banquet will be held at seven o'clock P. M., 
at the St. Denis Hotel, Broadway and Eleventh Street. 

All members of the Fraternity, resident or visiting, in the City, 
are cordially invited to be present. A detailed programme will 
be issued in advance of the conference. 

A. P. Trautwein, 

Secretary, 12 East 8th St., X. Y. 

F. E. Idell, 
F. F. Martinez, 
J. A. Bensel, 
W. L. LvALL, Committee. 


The Annual Conference of the Grand Division of the North 
will convene in Deleware, Ohio, on the 7th and 8th of March. It 
is held under the auspices of Mu chapter, A good attendance 
and an interesting meeting are anticipated. 


The Fourth Annual Conference of the Rainbow Division 
will be held in Chattanooga, Tenn., at the Hotel Stanton on April 

Editorial. 163 

19th, and 20th, 18S9, under the auspices of Beta Delta chapter. 
The officers are: H. E. Bemis, Lambda, President; A. DeCamp, 
Chattanooga Ahunni, Vice President; E. C. Stewart, Beta Delta, 
Secretary. The equalization scheme for paying expenses of dele- 
gates has been adopted in this Division, and it is hoped to have a 
large attendance. 


The time for holding the Western Division Conference has 
not yet been determined upon. It will be held in Iowa City, la., 
under the auspices of Omicron chapter. 


The third regular meeting of of the New York Alumni Asso- 
ciation was held at D'Orville's, Mills Building, New York, on 
Saturday, January 22nd. The following were present: John Salis- 
bury, Kappa, ■66; Andrew Bryson, Kappa/67; A. P. Trautwein, 
Rho, '76; F. E. Idell, Rho, '77; L. H. Nash, Rho, '77; W. W. 
Cook, Delta, '80; J. C. Rice, Psi, '82; C. O.Johnson, Psi, '83; C. 
F. Parker, Rho, '84 and B. E. Gregory, Upsilon, '87. Letters of 
regret at their inability to be present were received from Rev. S. 
L. Beiler, Mu, '72; W. I. Cooper, Rho, '77; G. M. Bond, Rho, 
'80; C. R. Carter, Sigma, '84; J. A. Bensel, Rho, '84; W. S. 
Rochey, Psi, '87; L. W. Serrell, Rho, '87; B. Bierbauer, Beta Eta, 


Andrew Bryson presided at the brief business meeting which 

succeeded the supper. The committee on alumni organization 
made its report, which showed some progress, and the committee 
was continued. The committee of arrangements for the seventh 
annual conference of the c4iaptcrs of the (irand Division of the 
East made its report, from which it appeared that all indications 
point to a successful re-union. 

It was decided to have an informal meeting, on the evening 
of the day of the conference, at the St. Denis Hotel and to invite 
all resident and visiting alumni to meet the members of the Asso- 
ciation. The date and place for the March meeting was left to 

164 Editorial. 

the discretion of the Executive Committee and it was decided to 
niake the subject of *'The Present and Future of Industrial Co- 
operation," the topic for discussion on that occasion. 

The Association then discussed the subject of ''University 
Education in the Future: What shall it be," which was participa- 
ted in by Prof. Rice and Messrs. Xash, Idell, Trautwein, Bryson 
and Johnson. 


The second rej^ular meeting was held on Saturday evening, 
December ist, 18SS. at the University Club. The excellent dinner 
served was enjoyed by II. C. Alexander, McClurg, Ewen, Mc- 
Lane, Plummer, Narramorc, Freshwaters, Boyle, and Ziesing of 
the regular members, and Wallace Ileckman, K. '74; William 
Durr, B. r. '88; and Geo. A. Gilbert, B. B. '79, as guests. 

At the business meeting following the dinner the new consti- 
tion was ratified and the local by-laws amended to harmonize 

The Committee on Elections announced the election of Bro. 
George Horton, A. '78 to membership. 

'i'he meeting adjourned, after a pleasant evening, to meet in 

The third meeting of the year was held at the University 
Club on Saturday evening, February 20th, 1889. Of the regular 
members, there were present, Freshwaters, McClurg, Palmer, 
Plummer, Ziesing, Ewen, Bair, Blair, Morris and Boyle; who, with 
the following guests, William Durr. B. V. '88; E. N. Gardner, K. 
'91; C. E. Miesse, M. 'S9: Dr. II. W. Austin, A. '75, and Geo. A. 
Gilbert, B. B. '79; sat down to a dinner which seemed to have but 
little show, p^articularly at the end of the table where Freshwaters 
ruled the roast in all his prandial efiulgence. 

When Freshwaters had finished a short business session was 
held at which the election of Bros. Durr and Gilbert to member- 
ship was announced. The resignation of • Bro. W. M. Keenan, 
owing to his removal to Omaha, was accepted. 

The meeting^ was unanimously voted the most successful of 
the year. 

Prom the Chapters, 165 


1 he chapter correspondents must pardon considerable "trim- 
ming" of their communications to accommodate the space set aside 
for this department. It is gratifying to be able to present notes 
from all of our Chapters except three — even our youngest born at 
Lehigh sending her message. 


We take pleasure in introducing to the general fraternity, 
Bros. Bates and Parker, our latest initiates, making our total 
number fifteen. 

We are negotiating for a chapter house in which we expect 
to be located before spring. 

In the "Campus*' election we were successful, Bro. Deming 
being elected associate editor. 

On the evening of January 23rd, we gave a dance and recep- 
tion to which a large number responded and every one voted it a 

\Ve had the pleasure of shaking hands with l^ro. Sanderson, 
one of our old men, but now of Delta, and also Bro. Fell, of Eta, 
who made us flying visits a few days ago. 

On February iSth, we hold our annual Pow-wow and all the 
Choctaw braves will surround the festive board. They are already 
mixing their war paint and the favorite color seems to be a deep 

We have six men in the battalion and at the promotion, at the 
beginning of this term, Bro. Nash was promoted to ranking 2nd 
Lieutenant; Bro. Russell, ranking ist Sergeant; J3ro. Dunn, 2nd 
Lieutenant, and Bro. Linck, 2nd Sergeant. 


Ohio University still moves. The new professors are doing 
good work. We are especially pleased with our new instructress 
in Elocution. Some valuable additional astronomical instruments 
have been recently obtained by the college authorities. The 
department of Pedagogy at the Ohio University becomes more 

1 66 Prom the Chapters. 

and more popular every day. This is partly due to the great 
ability as a teacher of Dr. Gordy, the principal in this department, 
partly because the elective system is encouraj^ed more in this 
department than in any other. 

An organization known as the ''O. U. Cadets'' has sprung up 
here and is flourishmg. 

Beta has at present six active members. Bro J. C. Clow has 
left us to teach in Knox County. Bro. D. \V. McGlenen is one of 
the orators in our local oratorical contest, to be held February ist. 
We take pleasure in introducing to the fraternity at large our 
latest initiate, Bro. F. W. Bush. Bro. Bush is rather a small baby, 
weighing only about i8o lbs., but he has a mind that weighs a ton. 
Beta congratulates herself upon initiating him mto the mysteries 
of Delta Tau Delta. 

We were made a flying: visit by Bro. Sherman Arter, of 
Cleveland, Ohio, not long since. Bro. C. M. Kimball, of Epsilon. 
also gave us a call. Bro. Kimball met with us in regular meeting 
and gave us good words of encouragement and advice. 


Gamma is in as good condition as she ever was in her history. 
She has been caught in the progressive whirl and is moving on- 
ward with her sister chapters. At the beginning of the college 
year eight names were on the chapter roll, and since that time 
four more have been added. Robert Linton, of Bellevernon, Pa., 
William H. Sweeney, of Wheeling, W. Va., and Samuel G. Nolin, 
of Allegheny County, Pa., all of the class of '91, and Ralph Cun- 
ingham, '92, of Cadiz, Ohio, are the names of the initiates — good 
men and worthy upholders of the cause. 

Brothers Sutton and Cowen, our representatives in the class 
of '9'), have been elected as members of the board of editors of the 
Pandora, the college annual, published by the Junior class. 

The annual contest l)etvvcen the Philo— Union and Franklin 
and Washington literary societies takes place on the evening of 
March 27th. Our fraternity is especially interested on account of 
the selection by the Franklin and Washington society of Brother 
Warren W. Cowen as essayist. Although his opponent is highly 
spoken of, we all feel confident of Bro. Co wen's success. 

Our college was somewhat excited on the day of prayer for 
colleges by the publication of a *'bogns.'' It was a small, but neat 
and well -printed sheet called *'The White Cap." Its aim was to 
show up the shortcomings and faults of the students,and induce them 
to reform. Professors Linton. .McClelland. Schmitz and Lowes, 
were rather severely dealt with, and if the author of the sheet is 
discovered he will not stand upon the order of his going. The 

From the Chapters. \ t 167 

paper was mailed in Pittsburg and had the names and addresses 
cut out of a college catalogue and pasted on. The perpetrators 
were so bold as to mail copies to each member of the Faculty. A 
private detective is said to have been employed. Although some 
time has passed since the publication came out the excitement still 

A college minstrel show will be given in the City Opera 
House on February 23nd, for the benefit of The Washington Jef- 
yersonian^ the college paper. These entertainments are always 

very enjoyable, and the one this year promises to surpass all 
former ones. Gamma's representatives among the performers are 
Brothers Reed, Sherrard, Sweeney and Linton; while Bro. Elliott 
acts as stage manager. 


This is our examination season. We regret to have to state that 
Bro. Sanderson has left college on account of sickness. 

The Junior hop, given by the nine secret societies represented 
on Ihe PalladiumXTsV.^^ place February 15th. It will be the 
swell affair of the vear. 

Bro. E. J. Ware, now locj^ted in Grand Rapids, and Bro. C. 
M. Kimball, of Epsilon, paid us visits recently. The small- pox 
has created some stir here. One of the Alpha Delta Phis has it, 
and twenty-fi^ur members of that fraternity are quarantined. 
Fire broke out in their hall a few nights since and the sick man 
was removed to Psi Upsilon house, where twenty -five other men 
became exposed. They are now quarantined. 

The University branch of the Michigan Republican Club 
will attend the annual banquet at Detroit on Fel)ruary 22nd. 


Our chapter numbers fifteen members, and a more active, 
enthusiastic, and energetic lot of fellows cannot be found in Albion 
College. Our prospects never looked brighter. 

The classes are well represented; four in '89. one in '90, five 
in '91 and ?i\ii in '92 and although '89 carries ofi' four of our oldest 
members in the Spring, we have the material left, so that the gap 
may quickly be closed and Epsilon suffer no loss 

The condition of our rivals is i^ood: combinations have been 
abandoned and the fraternities cntci tain onlv the best feelinirs for 
each other. This in no way cNcludcs the competition that is nee 
essary to the life of any chapter, but it means that although rivals, 
we are friends. 

1 68 Prom the Chapters. 

Epsilon was much pleased the other night to welcome Bro. 
Guy L. Kiefer, of Delta. Bro. Kiefer came down with Bro. C. 
M. Kimball, '88, who spent a few days with us and his best — 
friends (.^). That's riorht, come a«^ain. 

Bro. J. C. Floyd, '76, U. of M., the founder of Epsilon, and 
now the pastor of the Methodist Episcopal Church of this city, 
drops in on us every now and then and helps swell the enthusiasm 
for good old Delta Tau. 


With pleasure we announce the arrival of another Delta brave 
upon our huntino^ ground. Bro. Hugill, of Eta, has entered the 
Case School, and lodges in the tent of Bro. Rynard. 

Bro. P. M. Chamberlain, of Iota, frequently enlivens our 
meetings with his genial countenance. 

Bro. Williams, of '88, our late accession from Yale, returned 
on January 8th, from a trip with the Apollo Club, of Yale, of 
which he is a member. During the trip the club gave thirteen 
concerts in Boston and other New England cities, and Bro. Wil- 
liams returned with glowing accounts of them. Little scraps of 
popular songs still ooze out of him, **as the attar of roses oozes out 
of the otter,'' in the language of Mark Twain. As leader of the 
Adelbert Glee Club he is doing an excellent work, which is highly 

Our first annual Junior Promenade was given on December 
i8th, and was a complete success. 

Our college library will soon be increased by the addition of 
all the leading French works, for which several thousand dollars 
have been donated. The German department comprises ten or 
twelve thousand volumes and is one of the best in the country. It 
is the intention to make the French department no less complete. 

Bro. L. A. Crandall. D. D., of New York, has accepted a call 
to the Euclid Ave. Baptist Church of this city, and in a few weeks 
will be a resident of the Forest Citv. We extend to him a most 
cordial welcome. 


The new year has come, bringing with it what promises to be 
an unparalleled era of prosperity for Delta Tau Delta. 

Eta chapter has set to work to improve her internal condition. 
Holdinir that the first duty of cverv member of the fraternity 
should be, to acquaint himself thoroughly with the new order of 

Prom the Chapters. 169 

affairs, regular chapter exercises and examinations in the laws, 
both written ^nd unwritten, are conducted bv our executive com- 

Another committee has in charge the complete and systematic 
revision of the by-laws, and it is proceeding about its work in a 
thoroughly practical manner. That they may, by the personal 
instruction of the old officers, earlv become familiar with the 
duties of their respective offices, both the corresponding and 
alumni secretaries for next year have already been nominated by 
the chapter and under the direction of the present officers they 
are engaged in looking up, by correspondence and personal visita- 
tion, the alumni and former members of the chapter, with a view 
to a possible annual, after the manner of Mu's successful venture, 
or at least to prepare a most interesting report for our next annual 
alumni re-union about commencement time. 

The chapter has resolved itself into a committee of the whole 
to receive and entertain visiting Deltas who attend the State Ora- 
torial Contest in Akron the 21st inst. Ed. F. Cone, who repre- 
sented Buchtel last year, again won the local contest, although 
Bro. Arthur Rowley pushed him close, their respective grades 
being 92 i-io and 91 1-3. The State contest, in which representa- 
tives from nine leading colleges of Ohio will take part, promises to 
be of great interest. It will take place in the Akron First M. E. 
Church, followed by a fine banquet at the Hotel Buchtel. Delta 
Tau Delta has chapters at three of the nine institutions and local 
Delts are prepared to receive Mu's representatives and as many 
other members of the order as care to partake of Eta's hospitality 
at that time. 

Frank VV. Hugill, '92, has left us. A protracted illness 
throwing him behind his class at Buchtel, on his recovery he 
entered Case School of Applied Science at Cleveland, and will 
take a four years course in civil engineering. He rooms with 
Billv Rvnard. a former Eta man. now a member of Zeta, and as 
he comes home to Akron every two weeks he will meet alternately 
with Eta and Zeta chapters. 

Again, as if to compensate for this partial loss, fate has added 
to our pledged chapter another most desirable man. He entered 
the Senior preparatory class this term, and as one of our rival frats. 
had one of their ''sirens'' workinj' on him thev confidentlv 
expected that he would drop into their hands the moment they 
cared to speak the word. But their delay was prolonged too far, 
and when thev came to ask him behold I he sported the colors of 
Delta Tau Deha. 


Iota is unfortunate in having her sons scattered tar and wide, 
for the long winter vacation, at the time when her sister chapters 

170 From the Chapters, 

are enjoying their holiday festivals and working for the advance- 
ment of old Delta Tau, but our Alma Mater has summonsed us to 
meet on the 22nd of February, and we then expect to make up for 
lost time. 

The chapter was weakened by graduating a larger number 
than usual, and began the year with a membership of ten, which 
was soon increased to fourteen and the outlook for the year is 

We take pride in introducing our four youngest, Bros. G. L. 
Chase, '89. H. K. Hentley, '90 and A. J. Morley and Lafoy Barber 
both of '91. 

Bro. Baird, who. since his graduation in '83, has been con- 
nected with the college as Assistant Secretary of the State Board 
of Agriculture, has resigned that position to read law and his 
place is filled by Bro. J. N. Estabrook, of '88. 


Kappa commences the winter term with eleven men. and 
prospects for a good term's work. Two men have i^ecome mem- 
bers since our last letter was written, IL R. Dcwev, Freemont, 
Ind., and VV. B. Fite, Marion. Ohio. Both were sought bv Phi 
Delta Theta We regret that Bro. A. IL Coombs was compelled 
to leave school the middle of last term on accoimt of ill-health. 
He will spend the winter in Florida. Bro. Idleman now meets 
with chapter Mu at Delaware, Ohio. Bro. W. J. Leverett is in 
school after nearly a year's absence. Mr. Leyerett is a good 
worker and an enthusiastic member of the fraternity. 

Delta Tau Delta captured two prizes in the oratorical contests 
of the literary societies last term, Bro. E. D. Reynolds takifig 
first place in Alpha Kappa Phi society and Chas. Brodie first prize 
in Theodelphic society. The first orators in the college take part 
in these contests. 

Bro. D. M. Martin, of Walnut Grove, Arizona, founder of the 
Martin mathematical prize is visiting old friends in the city. The 
members are doing good work in the class room, and quite a num- 
ber of them excel in scholarship. 


Glad to be able to report Lambda on her feet again. Since 
our last letter have initiated four men, as follows: W. P. Thomp- 
son, W. W. Hastings, of Indian Teritorv. A. B. Nicll, of Arkansas 
and R. D. Peets, of Mississippi. There is now no reason why 

From the Chapters. 


Lambda should not regain her old position' and do credit to the 
Southern Division as Grand Chapter. 

Our new Mechanical Hall is completed and is a handsome 
building. The addition of the branch of manual technology does 
ciedit to our institution. Rival fraternities are doing well, and 
there are few new men for the second term. The University is 
filled with gloom over the death of Bishop McTyre, the President 
of our Board. It is not yet known who will fill his place. Two 
of the students were recently charged with cheating on examina- 
tion; one was tried and acquitted, the other dismissed without trial. 
Bro. Savage, of Pi, who has been attending the Medical Depart- 
ment, has returned to Okolona, Miss. Bro. R. H. Dana, of Beta 
Theta, is now with us. Bro. S. G. Smith, another Beta Theta man, 
is endeavoring to organize an alumni chapter at Jacksonville, Fla. 


The O. W. U. has recently become quite a fraternity school. 
Two years ago only twenty-five per cent, of the college students 
were members of the fraternities. To-day there are* nearly one- 
half of them enlisted under the banner of the Greeks. 

Below is a list showing the numerical strength of the frater- 
nities here, in the order of their establishment: 





































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Thus it will be seen that we head the list in point of numbers. 
Since our last letter we have initiated two men of superior attain- 
ments. We take pleasure in introducing to the members of the 
fraternity, Bro. B. E. Jackson, '90, initiatetl December 15th, and 
Bro. Frank R. Dyer, '89. initiated January iith. 

Bro. L. M. Idleman, of Kappa chapter entered the O. W. U. 
at the beginning of this term, and expects to finish his college 

The boys of Mu were never hnppicr than they were after the 
local oratorical contest, which took place on the evening of 

172 Prom the Chapters, 

December 21st. Our representatives on that contest covered 
themselves with honor. Bro. E. H. Hughes, '89, secured first 
place. He will represent the institution, as well as the chapter, at 
the State Oratorical Contest to be held at Akron Februarv 21st. 

Chapter Eta has kindly sent word for the boys of Mu to come. 
Many of us expect to try the hospitality of Chapter Eta on that 

The election of the College Transcript corps for next year 
took place February 2nd. Bro. H. B. Brownell, '90, was elected 
general business manager and Bro. V. K. McElheny, Jr., '90, edi- 
tor-in-chief. Bro. Brownell has also been chosen to read a paper 
at the Athenian Society Annual to be held next term. 

Bros. Ilargett, Hormel and McElheny, participated in the 
Chrestomatheon Society Annual last term. The former as vale- 
dictorian, the two latter as dcclainiers. 

The Pan-Hellenic banquet takes place the evening of Febru- 
ary 23rd. Bro. Frank R. Dyer, '89, will represent chapter Mu on 
that occasion, responding to a toast on ''The Relation of the Faculty 
to the Fraternities." 

If there is one thing above another that is agitating the boys 
of Mu it is the fact that the Eighth Annual Conference of the 
Northern Division of the Fraternity is to be held under the aus- 
pices of this chapter March 7th and 8th. 

We earnestly desire that every chapter in the division will 
have a full representation here. We would also be delighted to 
welcome any other Delta who may desire to attend. 

The number of students this term has increased remarkably, 
being greater than the number attending during any correspond- 
ing term in the history of the institution. 

The gynasium is a success. The apparatus has arrived and 
is bein": utilized. One hundred and Hftv students are enrolled m 
regular gymnastic classes. 

There is now no reason whv the Ohio Weslevan University 
should not develop physical as well as intellectual giants. 


Unfortunately for Nu, Bro. Charlie Parkin was ol)liged to 
return home, owing to an illness from which we sincerely hope 
he will have recovered before the bejxinnin"" of next term. 

The erudite Sophs, were much surprised one morning not 
long since to discover that their ubiquitous wards, the Freshmen, 
had enjoyed the felicities of a class su]:)per the night before. 
The following day they, (the Sophs.), proceeded to punish the new- 
comers as the unwritten law prescribes. Now the Faculty are 
getting in their "heavy work.'' 

From the Chapters, 173 

Base ball is the absorbing topic and as usual opinions are 
quite public. The "Gossip" predicts a successful team. Not 
being pessimistic we agree with him. Apropos to the league, the 
latest is that our neighbor Lehigh has been offered a place, owing 
to the fact that Columbia was unable to co-operate, thus making 
the list: University of Pennsylvania, Cornell. Williams, Lehigh 
and Lafayette. 


After an enjoyable vacation we return, eight in number, and 
assume our respective studies. Bros. \\. A. Youtz and J. E. Smith 
left school near the close of the fall term and will teach till the 
opening of the spring term. Our activity lixis manifested itself in 
various ways during the past term. We presented to our alumni 
and sister chapters the first published volume of our chapter paper, 
and our expectations have been doubly realized. The many 
expressions of approval and interest, and the financial encourage- 
ment on the part of our alumni are so numerous and of such a 
nature that we could scarcely stop its publication, did they even 
refuse to support it. Our only wonder is that we did not under- 
take it sooner, as it seems, as nothing else can do, save The 
Rainbow, to keep alive the interest of our absent members. It 
has been the means of arousing several slumbering ones from their 
lethargy. Xi desires to be placed on the exchange list of all chap- 
ters having similar publications. 

Our winter term opens with the largest attendance ever 
known for a corresponding term. Many of the classes are much 
crowded and are patiently waiting for their rooms to be completed 
in Science Hall. A long felt want is soon to be realized in the 
completion of a gymnasium. A room in the Science Hall has 
been set apart for that purpose, and the students, friends and 
alumni of the college are furnishing it with the necessary apparatus. 
By recent action of the faculty all students receiving 90 per cent. 
or over for a daily standing, and not having missed more than 
three recitations during the term, will be liberated from the annoy- 
ing task of being examined. 

Our latest rival. Alpha Tau Omega, has recently manifested 
their activity by furnishing a small suite of rooms for a chapter 
hall. This step speaks well for their continued prosperity. In 
connection with Alpha Tau Omega, we hope to be able to issue 
Vol. 2 of our college annual, *'The Tangent." Phi Kappa Psi did 
not see fit to engage in the enterprise with us, but has assured us 
of no opposition on their part. We desire to exchange with all 
sister chapters having a similar publication. Our chapter library 
still continues to grow. Our chapter hall has been beautified by 

1 74 From the Chapters, 

the addition of two paintings by Kappa Alpha Theta, an elegant 
Delta banner from the hand of a fair barbarian, and a unique 
*'throvv" from the hands of Pi Beta Phi. We thank the ladies for 
their favors. 

The annual ''Grub" of Pi Beta Phi occurred on the ni^ht of 
January 5th, at the home of Miss Anna McLaughlin. Nine Del 
tas enjoyed the occasion, six of whom were actives. The three 
from abroad were Bros. R. C. Harbison, R. O. Miller and C. B. 
Kern. Our oratorical contest occurs February 4th. Bros. L. W. 
Ha worth and H. A. Yout/ will ably represent Xi on that occa- 
sion. The chair of Greek, under the manasfement of I?ro. E. M. 
Holmes, and the commercial department under Bro. E. H. Thorn- 
brue are each flourishini^. As a result of our efforts we are able 
to introduce to the members, Bro. Harry H. Hartman of this place. 
We have also placed two worthy men beyond the clutches of our 
rivals, one of whom will soon enter our ranks as an active 'mem- 


Ben. F. Scarborough, '89, of Harlan. Geo. H. Mayne, '89, and 
T. E. Casady, '90. of Council Bluffs are our latest initiates. 

Bro. E. Hicks, '88, attended several of our meetings in Janu- 
arv. Bro. ]. L. Feeters, '86. was in the citv a few davs not lonjr 
since. Bro. C. C. Coldren has left Iowa Citv to accept a position 
in the ofhce of the (ireen Bay Lumber C(»mpany at DesMoines. 
Bro. H. H. Carson, '87. has a<^ain gone upon the road. He calls 
to see us al>out once a month. Bro. ]. M. (irinner has returned 
to us for a few weeks while oiVdutv as a C. E. He will jjraduate 
with the class in June. l^ro. (1. P. Coklren has acce]>ted a posi- 
tion in the Coralville Oat-meal Mill, in which he holds consider- 
able stock. Bro. Frank Carson is now a member of the firm of 
T. C. Oarson <S: Sons, dealers in agricultural implements, with 
main ollice in this city. 

Pres. Shii'rter. of the U. of Iowa, is endeavoring to secure 
from the presidents of the Iowa colleges an agreement to prohibit 
all intercollegiate games, contests, and conventions during term 
time. He feels contldent of success and has the hearty support of 
several professors. 


Our chapter was highly pleased with the appearance of the 
first issue of the new volume of The Rainbow, and Bro. Philips 
is congratulated upon the successful manner in which he has 

Frdni the Chapters, i 


enteVed upon his duties. We ^\\i\ tliat our iihnnni arc taking a 
renewed interest in the magazine; and we have heard nothing hut 
praises from them. 

Since our last communication we have added the two fol- 
lowing names to our memhership roll: George II. Miller, '92, of 
Orange, New Jersey, and Everett W. Frazar. '90, of Orange, New 

This hrings our numher up to sixteen and several others may 
be added before the close of the vear. Some of our rivals seem 
to have had difficultv in securinjj new members — onlv two of them, 
Chi Phi and Theta Psi, having so far initiated any men this year. 

Our library has recently had a very satisfactory grrowth and 
we are paying considerable attention to its enlargement. Our 
alumni are contributing largely in the way of funds, books and 
pamphlets; and thus far we have catalogued 32=; bound volumes 
and nearly one thousand pamphlets. We have lately procured 
one of the Library Bureau's card catalojjue outfits, and wx are 
engaged in making a catalogue of our library and arranging it on 
the most approved plan. 

We are looking: forward to a very successful conference of 
the Grand Division of the East, which meets in New York, on 
February 22nd, under the auspices of the New York Alumni 

We are now making preparations for celebrating the fifteenth 
anniversary of the founding of our chapter. May 9th, 1874. The 
arrangements have not yet been completed, but our plan is to giye 
a reception to the New York alumni, the Faculty and our friends. 
We hope also to have our sister chapters to share in the celebra- 

The Institute Qiiarterly, The Indieator^ has made its initial 
issue of the new volume in a greatly improved form, and shows 
diligent work on the part of the new board of editors. 

Bro. Frazar has succeeded Bro. Thuman as business manager, 
and Bro. Hill also represents his class on the editorial board. 
There is more activity socially in the college this winter than there 
has been for some years. The Stevens Social Society have their 
delightful dances, and then there are the receptions to the classes 
by President and Mrs. Morton. 

The class of '90 will have their annual banquet at Hotel 
Marlborough, New York, February 14th; the other classes are also 
makins: arran<jements but have not vet decided their dates. 


The winter term opened at Franklin and Marshall on T^'^nuary 
-2; Dr. E. V. Gerhart, President of the Theological Seminary, 

176 Prom the Chapters. 

delivered the opening address. His subject was, "The Insignifi- 
cance of Skepticism." 

The freshman class received three additions this term, one of 
whom has already enlisted under the banner of the Purple, White 
and Gold; so that we are enabled to introduce to our brother 
Delts, Bro. J. G. Wingert, of Marchand, Pa. We have now nine 
members, all of whom are active and earnest workers. 

Tau is getting her usual share of honors. Two positions on 
the Senior class day programme have been captured by Brothers 
May and Wolfe, the former having been elected Mantle Orator, 
and the latter, Salutatorian. Bro Lampe has been elected Mantle 
Orator by the Junior class, and Bro. May has also been elected one 
of the orators of the Gcpthean Society at its coming Anniversary. 


The 31st of January and ist of February will be remembered 
by the Upsilon boys as two days of unalloyed pleasure and inter- 
esting research. These were the days of the Pittsburg re- union 
of the R. P. I. graduates; and the students who accepted the invi- 
tation kindly tendered them by the alumni of this institution, and 
joined the latter in Pittsburg, are glad thaf they did not miss such 
a good opportunity of meeting old and competent engineers, and 
of instructing and amusing themselves at the same time. They 
report having been the recipients of great kindness from our boys 
of old. All works of importance around Pittsburg were visited 
by those that attended; and the banquet was one that will be 
remembered on account of the pleasure connected with it. 

Our Director met with an accident some ten davs ag:o, which 
has confined him to bed ever since, and will probably continue to 
do so for the next few weeks. He had the misfortune to fall on 
the pavement and to break his leg just above the ankle. He has 
the heartfelt sympathy of the R. P. I. students. 

The following is a full list of the present active members of 
chapter Upsilon: Paul O. Ilebert, '89, Washington, D. C; Charles 
Augustus Raht, '89, Philadelphia, Pa.; Norman W. Cramp, '90, 
Philadelphia, Pa.; Samuel Jefferson Chaplcau, '91, Ottawa, Can- 
ada: Arthur VV^ellington Thompson, '91, Ottawa, Canada; James 
Martial Lapeyre, '91, New Orleans, La ; William C. II. Slagle, 
'92, Wissahickon, Philadelphia, Pa : James F. Lord, '92, Chicago, 
III ; Lyle N. Gillis, -92, Binghamton, New York; Adelino 
Augusto Teixcira, '92, Rio Janeiro, Brazil; among these there are 
some that hold responsible positions in their respective classes. 

Bro. Ilebert is Grand Marshal of the Institute. Bro. Cramp 
represents Chapter Upsilon on 90's transit, and is also secretary of 
his class and Bro. Lapeyre is class historian. Bro. Chapleau is 
president of his class. 

From the Chapters. 177 


After a pleasant lioliday vacation of ihree weeks, '^our boys" 
all returned to college in good spirits, manifesting a desire for 
work, both in the fraternity and in college. 

The chair of Christian Ethics, which, was so recently 
endowed, is filled by Prof. Baird. We are glad to welcome him 
among us again after an absence of one year on account of ill- 

The day of prayer for colleges was observed by this college. 
On that day Dr. Spinning, of Cincinnati, favored us with a lecture 
on the subject: ''The Missionary Hero of the Nineteenth Century.'' 
He took Dr. Livingstone for his hero, and presented to us from 
his noble life a lesson that was taken home by every student. 

Bro. Ramsey. '82, who is attending the Medical College at 
Cincinnati spent his vacation with his parents of this place. 

Bro. J. N. Ryker, '82, of Corpus Christi, paid a flying visit 
and met all his friends. 

Bro. Hal Hamilton is settled in business in Omaha, Nebraska. 

Bro. C. R. Melcher, '85, is editing a paper in Warsaw, Ky. 


Our situation at Kenyon is virtually unchanged. But we 
have increased the number of our pledged men from four to eight. 
We feel very proud of our *'barbs," as wc call them, for they are 
the choice of the boys at the Military Academy. 

Our last letter presumed to predict that we would capture the 
presidency of the Senior class and time has verified our presump- 
tion, as Bro. H. J. Eberth now enjoys that honor. 

Our rivals have made no visible progress but still continue as 
was last reported. 

Chi has instituted a regular system of workings. One of the 
best of these is the re-establishment of weekly mcetino^s. This 
step was welcomed heartily by our men and we can only hope 
that the interest will keep up. 

The renting of a chapter hall was greeted with ardour and a 
committee has been appointed to rent if possible a very desirable 
hall which would add greatly to our strength and position. 

Our delegate to the Division Conference at Delaware is H. J. 
Eberth, but the whole chapter expects to be there when the time 

Bro. C. N. Kimball, Epsilon '88, spent the last Sunday of 
January with us. We were very glad to see him as he is the sec- 
ond visitor Chi ever had outside of ber own alumni. 

The chapter was handsomely entertained by Mr. and Mrs. 

ijS Prom the Chapters, 

Mann at their delightful parlors in Milnor Hall, on the evening of 
February 5 th. 

We will have to beg the pardon of one of our alumni for 
making him a benedict. We reported A. A. Tatavall as married 
but will have to retract our words; we however refuse to predict 
for the future. 


The boys of Psi pronounce the last Rainbow a model. Bro. 
James Dickson, '92 has not returned since holidays. We enjoyed 
a brief visit from Bro. Kimball, 88 of Albion College. Bro. J. S. 
Nicholls again represents ihe University of Wooster in the state 
oratorical contest to be held under the auspices of Buchtel College, 
at Akron, Ohio, February 21st. 

Prof. W. Z. Bennett having returned from a nine months 
visit in Europe, Dr. Kirkwood is anan^^ing, iiis work with a view 
to taking a similar trip. He will proliably sail about April ist. 

Qiiite a sensation was created last December by the news 
that three or four Alpha Tau Omegas were in the city to initiate 
those who had applied for a charter. They started with six actives 
and liave since added two more. **Praise or keep silent," is a 
motto that leaves us but the latter alternative. 

The University Glee Club will travel two or three weeks at 
the time of the spring vacation under the name, Nonagon. Bros. 
J. E. Kennedy and R. II. Herron are the tirst tenors. 

It is expected that from fifty to one hundred of Wooster's 
loyal sons will accompany her orator to Akron on the 21st of 

Our annual Pan Hellenic will be held at the American 
House, February 22nd. The rink has been secured as a place for 


From the plains of Iowa, Nebraska, Minnesota, Missouri and 
Dakota, Omega sends greeting to her sister chapters. 'Tis vaca- 
tion with us, and while our brothers at other colleges are strug- 
gling with Physics, Greek or '^Mathematics,'' or holding high 
revelry at chapter banquets, we are enjoying a season of compara- 
tive rest. 

Most of us are teaching school; keeping our brains in trim 
for next vear's work. But look around and vou will see us, here 
in a bank, then trying our hand at newspaper reporting, and again 
digging up ^ little law. 

Prom the Chapters, , 179 

Owing to the resignations of Prof. B. D. Halstead and Mrs. 
Riley, two new professors will meet the students of the I. S. C. 
next term. Otherwise there are no changes in the Faculty. 

The Mechanical Department has been undergoing consider- 
able change during vacation. Two students, under the direction 
of the Assistant Professor, have been busily engaged in rearrang- 
ing the old machinery and placing new machinery in position. 
Next year moulding and pattern- making will be added to the 
mechanical studies already taught. 

The annual improvements this year have reached the Music 
Department also, and new pianos have been furnished throughout. 
Our own prospects are bright. With the exception of our '88 
boys, all of us expect to be back next term. We have but one 
rival, the "Unknowns," and as their condition is rather weak, we 
sec no reason why we should not secure the pick of next year's 


Since our last J. E. Luzadder and Eph. Inman, of the fresh- 
man class have been added to the roll of Beta Alpha. We are 
never doing so well as we like, but still progressive. 

We are not disposed to be critical, but would it not be a good 
idea >\hen ahimni are visiting a college town where it is known 
we have a chapter, to make themselves known.'' This, if observed, 
would save their embarassment upon learning that a Delta had 
been in town a week before any of us knew it. 

In our last communication, Sham K Stewart should read T. 
E. Stewart and W. R. Shaw. 


Beta Beta is prosper. ng iiolvv ithstanding her failure to get a 
chapter letter in the last number of The Rainbow. Wc l)egan 
the year with nine men and have init ated five: Hios. Allee, 
Mann, Smyser, Campbell and Eads. ;iil ot \ji. We have at pres- 
ent twelve men. two having returned home. 

We have three initiated and one pledged man on the college 
paper, I he Adz. We have the vice presidents of the Slate Ora- 
torical Association and of the DePauvv branch (jf the Oratorical 
Association, also a member of the executive committee of the Pan- 
Hellenic Club, the annual bancjuet of which will i>e given at the 
opera house on the 15th. Bro. Campbell will deliver a toast. The 
eight fraternities here all belong to the club. Our relations with 

l8o Prom the Chapters. 

the other fraternities have been filendly this year. Our only mis- 
fortune has been in the death of Bro. OHver W. Matson, '85. He 
was a charter member of the chapter and has done much to further 
its interests. His death will not he mourned here alone but 
throug^hout the fraternity in which he was well known. 


We have been conservative in initiations, so much so that our 
rivals mistook our action for inability; but we are biding our time, 
which came lately when we initiated into *'<jood old Delta Tan" 
Bros. Cyrus Hamilton and Horace Stedman, both of Berlin, Wis. 
Bro. Ste.lman was invited to join Beta Theta Pi just before we 
invited him, but he decided to join his fortunes with Delta Tau 

We are now in jx<>'>d runniuGf order, with no absentees from 
our meetings. We have lately secured a hall, where it is expected 
our meetings will increase in interest, with a good program for 
each time. 

We accept Beta Alpha's greeting but assure her we are grow- 
ing **wisibly," and though our nose is out of joint, we send greet- 
ing to our new chapter at Lehigh. We are glad to hear of the 
extensions of the fraternity, of which every member of Beta Gamma 
is proud, into such institutions as Lehigh. 

Beta Gamma's boys are not without college honors. Bros. 
Morey, Trux and Hcrzog were elected to places on the program 
of the annual exhibition of the Adelphian literary societ}'. Bro. 
Trux is secretary of the same society. Bro. Stedman is president 
of the freshman class. 

Our rivals are nearly all large, prosperous chapters of the fra- 
ternities they represent, Delta Upsilon being, perhaps, an exception. 
Chi Psi, Beta Theta Pi, and Phi Kappa Psi. each occupy chapter 
houses, all rented. Phi Delta Theta has a fine suite of rooms in a 
block. Nearly all have a large membership. 


The two literary societies have organized a gymnasium asso- 
ciation and almost enough money for the purchase of a needful 
apparatus. One of the most energetic of the trustees has promised 
to raise four thousand dollars by subscription if necessary. 

Bro. Wilcoxon was elected annivcrsarian by the Phi Kappa 
society over which he has presided several times since he has been 
in college. 

Prom the Chaffers, iSi 

Bros. Stewart and Wilcoxon have been appointed captains; 
Bro. Bennett, third lieutenant; and Bro. Brown, fourth sergeant of 
military companies of the University. Of the fraternity lawn ten- 
nis club, our men rank first as players. Bros. Upshaw, who 
received fourth honor in the class of ^^6^ is attending the law 
school here. 


At their meeting in December, our Board of Directors deter- 
mined to erect a commodious building and establish our prepara- 
tory department therein. They also promise us a well equipped 
£:vmnasium. Several new chairs are to be created. We under- 
stand the financial condition of Butler University and know the 
temperament of the men coinposing the Board. Therefore, we 
feel satisfied that this is not mere bombast, but that the improve- 
ments are assured. The chapter numbers thirteen men. There is 
very little activity in fraternity circles, and consequently no sharp 
rivalry. The Sigma Chi chapter, which, until two weeks since, 
numbered only two inen, now contains ^\c. We wish that life 
may be the outcome of their struggle. We are now in the midst 
of active preparations for the celebration of the second anniversary 
of the opening of our hall. 

The primary oratorical contest %.*( Butler University takes 
place soon We can take at least two of the four honors without 
difficulty. Beta Zeta is doing what she can, in a humble way, to 
maintain the high standing of Delta Tau Delta. 


The message of Beta Eta to The Rainbow will be a short 
one. Since the last letter, the history of the chapter can be 
summed up in two words — hard work, and this applies to the 
chapter as a chapter and to the members individually. Out of 
eight members chosen from the senior class by rank, to take part 
in the preliminary oratorical contest for the Pillsbury prize, three 
were Delta Taus. The establishment of the department of Military 
Science here has opened a new ticld for Delta to enter, and they 
have not been slow in proving their fitness for positions, J^rother 
Hayden receiving an appointment on the stafl' of Lieutenant Glenn 
and Brother West as captain, while minor positions have fallen 
to us. 

There have been no initiations into Beta Eta since the last 
letter, but two fine specimens of the genus freshman have been 

tSi Profn the Chapters, 

pledged, and the Phi Delta Theta's in particular, defeated. To 
quote from their letter from this collecre to the Scroll of December, 
**It was the worst defeat we have ever iiad the pleasure of giving 
the Phi's, and it was a hitter pill for them to swallow." Suffice it 
to say their usual methods (.^) of working failed completely. 

The miHtary (hill under Lieutenant Glenn, begun last fall, has 
been very popular among the boys, and the battalion numbers 
about 150. Hut the young ladies, not content to be left behind in 
the matter of systematic exercise have also organized a company, 
which the Lieutenant drills every day. They number about 40 and 
wear a uniform of cadet grav and black. The bovs as a rule look 
askance at the ''military girl." 

Our rivals stand as follows: Chi Psi have initiated 8 and have 
now 15; Theta Phi, (local,) have initiated 4 and have now 17; 
Phi Delta Theta, have initiated ^ and have now 14; Sigma Chi 
had 7 ''charter members'' and initiated 2 and have now 9; Phi 
Kappa Psi have initiated 4. and received 5 from Carleton College 
and have at present writing iS; Delta Tau Delta has initiated 3 
and has now 10. 


The University of the South is not now in session, and Beta 
Theta's boys, w!th the exception of two, have gone on their vaca- 
tion. At the cl(;se of our trinity term, last December, the chapter 
was in a verv nourishing condition. It seems that Beta Theta is 
oratorical to the core, if nothing else. On the summer contest in 
oratorv. which is a chief feature of Sewanee's Commencement, 
both the oiators from the PI Omega Literary Society and one 
from the Sigma Epsilon, will l)e Deltas. Besides this, Bro. R. E. 
L. Craig is one of the two reprf^sentatives of the University at 
Nashville next May, when Tennessee's various colleges will send 
the orators who arc to entertairi the audience which annually 
greets them in the State Capitol. 

Many positions a'i lienor at Sewance aie filled by our chapter, 
but they are merited. It has always been our policy not to scram- 
ble aftv^-r preferment, nor to use wire-pulling to advance our aims. 

With a good chapter hall of our own; with men of acknowl- 
edged ability, whose hearts and heads are wrapped up in the 
cau'^c of Deltaisni; with the resi^ect and good wishes of verv 
many, and the ipalice. we trust, of very few; and with the rich 
le<racie^ of thouc-ht and (ke<l which have been left us bv those who 
have wo.n liie i^eta Tlieta pin. and with a chapter which, like 
the minute men of the Re\()luti(Mu stand ready to move at Delta's 
call, we teel we have much to be thankful for. 

From the Chapters, 183 


After an enjoyable vacation which most of our boys took 
advantage of to pfo to their homes, the members of Beta Kappa re- 
assemble and our chapter hall a<(ain resounds with the ])raises of 
-^jijood old Delta Tau." Since our last letter the ranks of the **bar- 
harians*' have been invaded and another active member has been 
added to the roll (Jf the fraternity. With pleasure we introduce 
Beta Kappa's baby, Bro. Guy Steinber«^. '92, who was imtiated 
into the mysteries of Delta Tan Delta, on December 17th. 18S8. 

On the evenin<^ of December 12th. the Delts called a meeting 
of the Greeks in our chapter hall, to discuss the questions of the 
day and partake of Delta hospitality. All the members of Delta 
Gamma and Pi Beta Phi were present and we think our **Pan 
Hellenic" spread was a success. 

Another very enjoyable att'air was the reception given by the 
Delta Gamma's to Pi Beta Phi and Delta Tau Delta on Dec. 21st, 
**At the home of Mrs. Barker on Valley street. 
Where lads and lassies are oft want to meet,'' 
at which the reputation of the Delta Gamma for entertaining was 
in no wise diminished. 

The University paper, the '^Portfolio''' is again to make its 
appearance as a students' magazine. At a meeting of the students, 
the following officers were elected for the remainder of the school 
year: Miss Helen Zeardsley. Delta Gamma, editor-in-chief; Miss 
Jessie Culver, Pi Beta Phi, and Harry N. Wilson, Delta Tau 
Delta, associate editors; I rone E. Ik'unett. Delta Tau Delta, edi- 
tor of Medical Department; Miss Zena Whiteley and Edward 
Ingram, editors from Preparatory Department; E. H. Baylev, 
Delta Tau Delta, and C. II. C<^tter. business managers. 

Events, so far. have not proved the truth of our information 
that Alpha Tau Omega was going to iound a chapter here. A 
member has appeared on the scene and entered the Sophomore 
class, but nothing of importance has developed since his arrival. 
While we doubt that a chapter will be established here, we shall 
not Iqel at all badly if we should be proven wrong in our convictions. 


Beta Lambda, with this issue of Vnv: Rain now. trreets the 
Fraternitv for the first time. We begin our new careei at Lehiirh 
this term with a membership of seven men. Although few in 
numbers, we have adopted a standard of ijualification for member- 
ship similar to that of Alpha chapter, from whom we are in great 
measure sprung. 

The University opened a successt'ul year on the 12th of Sep- 
tember, with a total enrollment of ^S;^. the I'leslnnan class num- 
bering 122. A course in Electrical ICngiueei ing has been added 
this year to the courses alreadv established. 

1S4 In Memoriam. 


The worM loves to hear of noble deeds and noble men. The 
spirit of love for the good dwells in the hearts of all. When one's 
life is made up of all that is beautiful, true and good, surely there 
can be nothing more betitting than to make these facts known for 
others to emulate. 

The life of Brother Oliver Matson is worthy of the pen of a 
master, for he, in every respect, was a man of God. He was 
born on a farm near Greencastle, Indiana, March 13th, 1S65. His 
father was Hon. John A. Matson, a prominent politician, educator 
and hnvver. His mother, Mrs. Marv C. Matson is a lady of ster- 
ling qivalitics and much piety. 

His father having died when he was five years old, he was 
left as the sole care of his mother. While vet a little bov, he g:ave 
every evidence of the excellence of his future life. He was brijjht 
in his studies, attentive and respectful in the presence of his supe- 
riors and, above all, carefully abstained from vice. He was an 
exceptional youth in many respects. A schoolmate said the other 
day that he never saw him in anger. He was peculiarly a home 
boy and early evinced a desire for wide, instructive reading. His 
inclinations were gratified in every way, and when, in 1881, beings 
then 16 years of age, he entered the freshman class of DePauw 
University, his admirable cjualities were so well known, that his 
career was watched with interest and hope by all who knew him. 
In the following spring he, along with nine others, was initiated 
into Delta Tau Delta, they being the charter members of the pres- 
ent chapter Beta Beta. While an active member he held every 
office of trust and confidence. Careful in his actions lest he might 
injure the chapter, studious and ambitious that he might do honor 
to his chosen organization, genial and unselfish to all, was the 
record broug^ht out in his fraternity lite. Indeed his earnest and 
zealous work for Delta Tau Delta was such that to-day among the 
students of DePauw his name is a synonym for a fraternity ideal. 

Not only in local afi'airs did he take a proniinent part, but he 
was most active in assisting in the c(;lIection and arrangement of 
material for the fraternity catalogue, in contributing and assisting 
the editing of the Ckkscent (now Rainbow), and was elected 
secretary of the convention held at Columbus. His conduct was 
such that he not only merited tiie love of his fraternity, but was 
universally loved by his classmates. His assiduous application 
gave earnest of success, and when he graduated in 1885, none 
were more deserving than he. .\fter graduating he for two years 
creditably fihed the post of assistant librarian In DePauw Univer- 
sity, during which time his kind words and valual)le advice proved 
of great benefit to the chapter. 

A pel son of unselfish temperament, a persuasive speaker and 

In Memoriam, 185 

most of all a Christian young man, he most becomingly chose 
the ministry as his profession. Accordingly, that he might be 
better able to serve his Master, in the fall of 1887 he entered the 
theological seminary of the Protestant Episcopal Church at Nash- 
otah. Wis. There as elsewhere his genteel bearing and Christian 
deeds won the love of all. 

While in the pursuit of his studies tl.erc, on the 20th of last 

January, he was stricken with hemorrhage of the lungs, from 

which alone he would have recovered, had that not aroused an 

old, dormant heart trouble. After lingering until February 2nd, 

he died in the presence of his mother and friends. 

Though the book promises old age to the righteous, as a 
reward for his thorough Christian life he was the sooner called to 
his Master. 

Right in his prime of life, active in the fulfillment of his duties, 
noble, generous, why search through meaningless rhymes for an 
epitaph for his tombstone.^ Only one sentence can adequately 
portray his life: Oliver Matson, a Christian Man. 

W. E. Calok, 
S. S. Stuatton, Jr., 
Committee, B. B. Chapter. 
Greencastle, Ind., Feb. iith, '89. 

On the night of January 8th, Dr. Harry S. McKennan, 
Gamma, '89, of Washington, Pa., was suffocated by escaping gas. 
He was not discovered until noon, the- next day — too late for any 
help to be availing. His funeral took place 6n the following Fri- 

As a physician he ranked among the highest: he was a true 
and faithful friend and was lovetl by all. His kindness was unsur- 
passed and he was generous to a fault. His will provided that no 
money should be collected from his debtors. The Washington 
Supper Table says of him: 

"Inscrutable are the doings of Divine Providence. We may 
not question the workings of Omniscient Power. Our feeble 
human understanding cannot know why a man blessed with a 
marvelous capacity for doing good, for healing the sick, for raising 
the stricken from the very jaws of death, as was Dr. Harry S. 
McKennan, should be taken, and others of us whose work seems 
unimportant and comparatively valueless to lunnanitv. be left. 

"He was the friend as well as the ]:)hysician. His verv pres- 
ence in a sick room made sunshine. His unerring penetration 
tnastered the mysterious workings of subtle disease. His watch- 
ful tenderness softened the fierceness of excruciating \){\\\\. Manv 
a one in this communitv mav sav 'but for that man I would not 
be here to-day.' 

1 86 /// Memoriam. 

'*The Almighty Hand could have removed no one from our 
midst whose departure would have ])een more generally lamented. 
On every side we see the grief of those who mourn for a noble 
spirit that has gone, — but gone only to a better world where the 
Great Physician healeth both phyjsical and mental pain." 

**Another brother gone'' — is the way the note read, enclosing 
the following clipping from the Pasadena Daily Star: 

'*Died at Oak Knoll, January i6th, of consumption, Harry S. 
Philips, aged 2S years and S months. 

''Funeral from the late residence at Oak Knoll, Thursday at 10 
a. m. Rev. Bayard Craig, of the Christian church will conduct 
religious services. The deceased had beeh a resident of this city 
?i\fi years and 9 months and was much esteemed by a wide circle 
of friends." 

Bro. Phillips was a member of Beta Zeta, class of 'St;; a resi- 
dent of Pasadena, California. His untimelv taking: ofT is a mat- 
ter of general regret throughout the fraternity. 

The following notice in one of the Cleveland papers first 
apprised us of the loss of Bro. Olmsted: 


**The many friends of Dr. L. T. Olmsted, a grraduate of Home- 
opathic College of this city, and formerly physician in charge at 
the Huron Street Hospital, will be pained to learn of his death, 
which occurred Monday, February iith, at the home of his par- 
ents in Kansas City, Mo., of typhoid malaria. He was ill but a 
few davs." 

He was a member of Gamma chapter, class of 'Si, and gradu- 
ated at the Cleveland Homeopathic Medical College in 'S3 and 
was Hospital Physician during '8.).. Since then he has been prac- 
tising his profession in Kansas City. 

The members of the Fraternity extend their sympathy to his 

The Boys of Old. 187 


The prospect seems to widen in this number, with the advent 
of one of the old Rainbows among "the boys of old/' He is wel- 
come. We hope to hear from many more from the same territory 
during the year. The responses from the former editors of the 
magazine are not as profuse as we could wish — Bro. McClurg 
being the only one yet heard from. We hope that their experi- 
ences were not so unpleasant as to render their recital painful. 
Let us try again. 

My Dear Brother Editor: 

I wonder if you have any idea that I once occupied the same 
easy chair that you now do. When I read your request in the 
Old Boys' corner of the December Rainbow, it suddenly occurred 
to me that I could write you under the title of ex-editor, for, though 
you may not know it, I did edit the first number of the third vol- 
ume of the Crescent. It must have been a remarkable number, 
too. in some way for it is to-day the one most rarely to be met 
with. My career was short though; the rest of the staff and I dis- 
agreed on some point, I forget now just what, but large enough 
at the time to cause me to resign. Alpha had charge of our jour- 
nal then and had, as she generally has, plenty of good material for 
the manufacture of editors, and Charlie Mitchell was put in my 
place; he is now to be addressed as the Reverend, poor boy, but at 
that time he was considered a fairly respectable member of Alpha. 

I was pretty proud of that first number, and for those days it 
stood well with the productions of our rivals, but that was almost 
ten years ago and I should blush with shame should A. T. A, cir- 
culate such a publication. There is but one fraternity in the whole 
field which does not publish a handsomer and more valuable jour- 
nal than was the Crescent then, while I look with the greatest 
awe on the present Rainbow, for by a certain freak of evolution 
the CRESCENT has become the Rainbow. It is no lonjrer an 
emblem most brilliant at night; now the brighter the light the 
brighter are its hues: the sun's rays no longer have the effect of 
diminishing its radiance. 

The Crescent has always been a power for good in A. T. A. 
and when, under J. P. L. Weems, of Phi, the first number appeared, 

i88 The Boys of Old. 

a new era for the fraternity was begun, but we can only now 
appreciate its full value and its vivifying force. 

Its editors have been men who had the utmost confidence in 
Delta Tau Delta and they have worked with a singleness of pur- 
p:>se which is not found outside of fraternity life. My own con- 
nection was of short duration, my influence not great, but I am 
proud to be able to say that at one time I occupied the same chair 
made illustrious bv the names of Weems and Buchanan. 

Very Fraternally, 

W. LowRiE McClurg. 



Your scribe became a student of the University of Mississippi 
in the fall of i'^52. The institute was comparatively in its infancy. 
There had been only two graduating classes, at the time of mv 
entrance. The Rainbow was founded I think two years before, 
or in the year 1S50. In my Junioi year, 1S53, I was duly initiated 
as a member of the club. At that time, as well as at its origin, the 
membership was limited to seven, corresponding with the seven 
prismatic colors of the rainbow; and each of the seven members 
wore a badge representing one of these colors. I cannot now 
recall the charter members, as most of them had left the University 
before my connection with it. My recollection is that Hudson 
(initials not remembered), John B. Herring. Richard Phipps. 
Richard Parham, and Robert Muldrow, were ?KVit of the oriorinal 
members (but in this I may be mistaken). The founders, how- 
ever, were the brightest lights in the University, and the constitu- 
tion, organism, and workings of the society, exhibited familiar 
acquaintance with Grecian lore and anti(]uity. I mention the fol- 
lowing as members of the Rainbow co-temporaneous with myself: 
Richard Parham, Hon. H L. Muldrow, Robert Muldrow, 
John B. Feorne, Lee Parham. A. S. Pass, and Hon. Putnam Dar- 
den. If I had an old catalogue of the University, I might recall 
other names. Before my graduation, in 1S55. the membership was 
increased, by a change in the original constitution, to fourteen. Up 
to this time, there had ncNcr been any clubs formed in other Uni- 
versities, and there were no publications under the auspices of the 

The Boys of Old. 189 

club. Other clubs, from enlarged membership, possessed advan- 
tages when competing for honors, etc.; but the plucky little Rain- 
bow was the frequent winner of laurels, and spanned the heavens 
on Commencement da3's with splendid displays of youthful ora- 

The cultivation of social and fraternal ties, and literary tastes 
and ambition, were the main objects of the order, and I am sure 
every member can testify his indebtedness to the club in these 
respects. The early Rainbows felt an ardent devotion fof their 
club, and breathed a fraternal devotion to each other. Member- 
ship in the club, they felt to be an honor, and conduced to noble 
aspirations, and laudable ambition. If I am not mistaken, the first 
Rainbow Club organized in another college, was at Lagrange, 
Tenn., in the "Lagrange Synodical College," under the patronage 
of the old school Presbyterian Church. This promising institu- 
tion was broken up by the civil war, but has been practically 
revived in the Presbyterian University at Clarksville, Tenn. The 
history of the club, the changes and consolidation with Delta Tau 
Delta are not familiar to the writer. I only wished to briefly 
sketch, at the request of the editor of Thk Rainbow, some 
scraps of its earliest history. The club can boast of a noble pedi- 
gree, and having attained a noble and exalted manhood, it was no 
doubt befitting to join in wedlock with the honorable club with 
which the Rainbow is indissolubl}' linked. Henceforth may the 
wedded pair span the firmament of every noble institution of learn- 
ing with a rainbow of glory. 

R. H. Whitehead, 
A Rainbow in the University of Mississippi, A. D. 1853-55. 
Plant City, Fla., Jan. 29th, 1889. 

Office of Chronoscope, 
Larned, Kans , Jan. 31st, '89. 

To THE Editor of The Rainbow: 

Of all the periodicals that come to the editorial tables of the 

Chronoscope none is more cordially welcomed by myself than The 

Rainbow. I was greatly pleased with the change of The 

Rainbow from a monthly to :i quarterly last year, also with its 

improved appearance under the able management of Bro. Mc- 

Lane, and after fully examing the tirst issue for 1S89, I am fully 

190 The Boys of Old. 

convinced that, in the hands of Bro. Phihps and in the warm and 
genial climate of the Sunny South, it will not only hold its own 
among the hest fraternity journals, hut will take the lead and give 
to our grand and glorious Fraternity a wider reputation, a stronger 
impetus and will teach great and glorious truths, not only to us 
but also to our children, as they have never been taught before. 
What a fraternity needs is unity of purpose and action; that Delta 
Tau Delta has to a greater extent than most fraternity organiza- 
tions, but it is not yet perfect. 

Unite the North and South, the East and West, closer and 
more firmly in the bonds of brotherhood in the Delta Tau Delta 
and our already peerless Fraternity will have taken a great stride 
toward the summit which we are striving to reach. How can 
this best be done? First, by the actives taking more pains to 
write interesting chapter letters and by getting a letter in every 
issue, keeping the Fraternity posted as to the whereabouts of their 
respective alumni; second, by the alumni taking more interest in 
their respective chapters, by subscribing for The .Rainbow and 
by taking some spare moments to write a letter to the magazine, 
and by keeping posted in regard to our conventions and all action 
taken by our executive council. It was not my intention to write 
a lecture but there are a few things which are patent to all, if they 
wished to see them and heed them 

As I read over TiiK Rainbow my thoughts went back to the 
days when 1 was a college student at Adelbert. enjoying the bless- 
ings which fraternity life alone can give. Although but three 
years have passed since I left my alma ntatcr and went out from 
the protecting care of chapter Zeta, it seems a long time ago; but 
when I read the pages of our Rainbow, my pulse quickens and 
I feel myself again in the chapter hall with the boys gathered 
around, and I think that indeed it was good for me to have been 
there. I feel a great interest not only in my own chapter but in 
the whole Fraternity and 1 am rilled with pride when I notice the 
rapid strides of advancement that Delta Tau Delta is taking. This 
is indeed an age of advancement and Deta Tau Delta is keeping 
in the row innong the fraternities. When I read in some of the 
college journals the heroic attempt, by some unsophisticated or 
verdant sorehead, to deride «>r present some argument detrimental 
to the great iVaternity system that has gained such a reputation in 
our country and such a foothold in the best colleges in our land, 

The Boys of Old. 191 

I feel a contempt for his ignorance, but after a little thought I 
have concluded that I should rather pity the poor boy who has 
never known the pleasures of fraternity life, who has never been 
a stranger in a strange land and found a brother who has extended 
a helping hand of brotherhood to him, willingly, yes, gladly. 

Delta Tau Delta has ever been in the lead among all fraterni- 
ties in the advancement of fratcrnitv ideas, but let her alumni take 
a little more interest in the woi kings of the Fraternity; let us help 
our active brothers, give Brother Philips some encouragement in 
the work ably begun by him. Let the good work go on and let 
us never rest until our Fraternity has planted the **Purple, Gold and 
White" in every first class college in the land. 

Chas. S. Clark, Z. '85. 


'61, Hon. Charles Townsend is an Ohio Senator. He is a 
Republican and was elected from a strong Democratic district. 

'69. H. M. Lash is a prominent phy.sician of Athens, Ohio. 

'73. J. M. Davis is president of Rio Grande College, Ohio. 

'73, E.J. Jones is partner in law with General Charles Gros- 
venor at Athens, Ohio. 

'80, Wilber Colvin is practising law at Springfield, Ohio, and 
is one of the proprietors of The New Era. published at that place. 

'82, W. G. Junod has sold The Athens Journal and is now 
doing some biographical writing at Cincinnati, Ohio. 

'85, W. A. Hunter is preaching in Utah City, Utah Territory. 


'86, George S. McElroy, of Gordonsville, Va., is studying law 
in Cincinnati. 

'87, C. C. Garrison is cashier of the First National Bank at 
Alamosa, Col. 

'87, H. E. Alexander, who was mentioned in the last issue of 
the Rainbow as being on the editorial stafl'of the Chicago Her- 
ald^ has accepted the position of managing editor of the Wheeling 
(W. Va.) Daily Register^ and already the paper shows great 
improvement under his direction. 

192 The Boys oj Old, 

'88, Charles C. Ross is studying medicine at the Pennsylvania 
Medical University, Philadelphia. 

'90, Philip H. Close, who has been in South America since 
the first of September, has decided to remain there a year longer. 
He is located at Buenos Avres. 


'75, Dr. Hiram W. Austin was, on January 15, nommated 
surgeon in the Marine Corps by President Cleveland. 

'So, William W. Cook was married, on February 20th, at the 
Church of the Messiah, by the Rev. Robert Collyer, to Ida Caro- 
line, daughter of Dwight H. Olmsted, Esq., of New York. 

'80, B. S. Waite is a member of the Michigan legislature. 

'S5, A. G. Pitts is practising law in Detroit. 


'85, Frank S. Grandin, with his young bride, is on his father's 
mammoth wheat farm at Mayville, Dakota. 

'§7, E. ]. Felt, after a year's connection with the editorial and 
business departments of the Akron Daily Beacon^ entered Tuft's 
Divinity School, Collejje Hill, Mass., last fall. Elmer is verv 
pleasantly situated a»Kl the boys rejoice greatly in his ringing old 
Delta letters. 

'86, James Ford, made a good run for Sheriff of Fayette Co., 
but unfortunately Jim ran on the Democratic ticket, while the 
county is hopelessly Republican. 

'86, Edgar S. Rothrock, attends the Theological Seminary at 
Oberlin, and preaches at Brecksville, Ohio, on Sundays. 

'87, Will S. Fortl, after taking his degree at Cincinnati, has 
gone in partnership with his brother Frank, in St. Paul, Minn. 

'87, Fred H. Stuart is studying law in his father's ofl[ice in 

'87, Frank J. Taylor is in business in New York City. 

'87. Carl N. Thomas is a successful real estate broker in Den- 
ver, Colorado. 

'87, Charles E. Warrens is with a wholesale dru^ house in 
Portland, Oregon, but talks of visiting the East soon. 

The Boys of Old, 193 

'91, Allen M. Fell, who left colleo^e last fall to go into business, 
is beginning to sigh for Biichtcl again, and will probably return 
and finish his course. 

'79, Newton C. Chisnell, Eta's Thespian, who has gained 
some note as a legitimate comedian with Booth, Salvini and Mary 
Anderson, has betaken himself to the more congenial field of true 
comedy, and has made a great hit with the Corinne Co. He has 
also recently married, and visited Akron last week with his bride, 
formerly Miss Susie Parker, of Brooklyn, New York, who has 
been with his company for several years. 

'82, Marion E. Bourne, now a prosperous real estate dealer in 
Wichita, Kans., recently paid a very pleasant visit to his old chap- 
ter. He encouraged the boys with many kind words, and left his 
subscription for the Rainbow. 


'73, Rev. Latham A. Crandall, pastor of East Twenty-third 
St. Baptist Church, New York, has received and accepted a very 
flattering call to the Euclid Avenue Baptist Church, of Cleveland. 
He begins his new work on March 1st. 


'70, Washington Gardner has succeeded Bishop Joyce at St 
Paul's M. E. Church, Cincinnati, Ohio. 

'70, Ed. D. Curtis is still at Portland, Ore. To him the chap- 
ter is indebted for many words of loyal advice and encourage- 

'71, Charles W. Drees is editor of the Standard, a new 
Methodist paper published in Buenos Ay res. South America. 

'84, H. B. Swartz, for the past year a member of the New 
England Conference, has been transferred to Ohio. He is now 
preaching at Genoa. 


'82, Harry L. Odenwelder is travelling in the South and West 
in search of the fountain of health. 

194 '^^^ ^^y^ ^f ^'^• 

'84, Dannie Campbell has received the Democratic nomina- 
tion for Mayor of Wilksbarre, Pa., which is equivalent to elec- 

'85, John E. Fox is the Republican nominee for District Attor- 
ney of Dauphin County, Pa. 


'72, C. K. Kennedy, editor of the Villesca Review^ is one of 
the three prosperous Delta editors, of Montgomery County. Iowa. 
He has been sole proprietor of the Review for a period of thirteen 
years and is one of Xi's most loyal members. 

'75, Homer D. Cope is located at DesMoines, Iowa. For 
some time past he has been establishing lodges of the Knights of 
Pythias, but at present he is on a lecture tour. 

'76, James Martin is principal of the public schools at Mineral 
Ridge Iowa. 

'76, F. B. Taylor is editor of the Fairfield Tribune. 

'77, Addis F. Lacy is one of Warren county's most successful 
farmers and stock raisers. His address is Lacona, Iowa. 

'77, S. F. Prouty, of Pella, Iowa, is engaged in the law and 
real estate business. 

79, O. E. Smith, of Monroe, Iowa, sends us a number of inter- 
esting Delta items and makes inquiry concerning several of the old 
boys. We hope every alumni will take a few moments and do 

'76. E. H. Sampson is a partner in and attorney for the New 
England Loan and Trust Company of DesMoines.* 

'85, E. E. Kelly has been appointed Assistant Demonstrator 
of Anatomy in the Cooper Medical College of San Francisco, 

'88, T. D. Murphy and E. B. Osborne have become sole pro- 
prietors of the Red Oak Independent. Under their management 
it has made wonderful improvement and is fast becoming one of 
the leading county papers of Iowa. They extend a cordial invita- 
tion to all Deltas, passing that way, to drop in and see them. 

'85, Dr. C. W. Johnson has located at Elgin, 111. 

'78, G. W. Samson has entered upon his fourth year's work 
as Superintendent of Belle Plaine Schools. 

The Boys of Old. 195 

'85, Rev. E. W. O'Neal is filling the Methodist Episcopal pul- 
pit at River Forest, 111. He made a flying visit to DesMoineslast 
month to attend his sister's wedding. 

'78. Ira M. Delong is Professor of Latin of the Wesleyan Uni- 
versity, Mount Pleasant, Iowa. 

'80, W. W. Hussell is spending the winter with his parents 
near DesMoines. 

'81, O. B. Smith has traded his Missouri farm for one near 
Wilson, Kansas. 

'85. J. F. Conrad is one of the most promising young lawyers 
of DesMoines. He is also employed as collector for the Iowa Loan 
and Trust Company, and is engaged in the real estate business. 

'85, R. O. Miller has turned his attention to the importation 
of fine horses and expects to make a trip to France in the near 
future for the purpose of acquainting himself with that line of 
business. The chapter enjoyed a couple of visits from him at the 
opening of the term. 

'85, J. F. Samson is book-keeper for the First National Bank 
of this place. His household circle was recently blessed by the 
advent of a charming daughter. 

'85, H. T. DeLong is engaged in the real estate business in 
Grand Junction, Colorado. 

'87. Robert Thomson has been teaching for the past six 
months. He will attend a civil engineering school the coming 

'87, Maurice Bradford is established in the grocery business 
in Denver, Colorado. 

'87, A. V. Proudfoot is secretary of the International Loan 
and Trust Company and local editor of the Warren County 


'83, S. Fairall is engaged in the practice of law at Iowa City, 

'85, F. E. Pomeroy was married to Miss Sadie M. Lane at 
Red Oak, Iowa, during the fall. Fred is practising law at that 


'85, C. H. Pomeroy is practising law in Seattle, Wyoming Ter- 

196 The Boys of Old. 

'86, Alonzo Rawson is associated with Bro. C. H. Pomeroy at 

'86, J. L. Teeters is travelinjj^ for Marquardt & Sons, whole- 
sale jewelers at DesMoines. 

'87, E. R. Nichols was married to Miss Marguerite Rae in 
Chicago, during the holidays. 

'87, H. S. Williams entered upon his duties in the asylum at 
Black well's Island, on June ist, 1888, as fifteenth physician in 
charge and has since risen to that of third physician in charge. 

'87, Charles R. Keys is with Wachsmith, the geologist, at 
Burlington, Iowa. 

'88, E. V. Mills is of the firm of D. R. and E. V. Mills, deal- 
ers in dry goods, at Ashland, Oregon. 

'88, C. E Mills is acting as mining engineer at Bisbee, Ari- 


'75, Prof. James E. Denton read a paper entitled **The Identi- 
fication of Dry Steam," at the October meeting of the American 
Society of Mechanical Engineers. 

'76, William Kent was elected one of the vice-presidents of 
the American Society of Mechanical Engineers at the Scranton 
meeting last October. 

'76, Albert W. Stahl, assistant naval constructor, U. S. A., 
was ordered to duty at the Naval Academy, Annapolis, on October 

'77, John Rapelje was, on November loth, appointed super- 
intendent of the Idaho Division. Union Pacific Railway; this is 
one of the most important divisions of this system and comprises 
more than one thousand miles of road. 

'80, George M. Bond was chosen one of the Board of Mana- 
gers of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers at the 
October meeting. 

'80, John M. Ewen was granted a patent No. 390,577 on 
October 2nd, for an improved process of duplicating architectural 
and similar drawings. 

'80, Louis A. Mathey is auditing the books of Brown, Howard 
& Co., Croton Aqueduct contractors, for Walston H. Brown, the 
receiver appointed by the courts. 

The Boys of Old, 197 

'80, A. C. Humphreys was recently elected a director of the 
Mutual Gas Light Company, of Savannah, Georgia. 

'81 Charles A. Gifford is traveling abroad for observation and 
study; upon his return he will resume his architectural practice in 
Newark, N. J. At the annual exhibition of the Architectural 
League of New York, he exhibited a design for a house at Harri- 
son, New York. 

'81, Among the many shops destroyed in the large fire at San 
Francisco on September 9th, was the J£Xvi2i Iron Works, of which 
Joseph Pracy was one of the principal owners; the establishment 
was rebuilt at once and is full of business. 

'84, Ernest H. Foster sailed for Europe on February 2nd; he 
will represent the firm of Henry R. Worthington, of New Yoik, 
which has the contract for supplying the water for the Paris 
£xpK>sition this year; he goes on with a large pumping plant for 
that purpose. 

'84, John A. Bensel is Assistant Supervisor of the division 
between Jersey Citv and Newark on the United Railroads of New 
Jersey Division of the Pennsylvania Railroad. This is one of the 
best sections on this road and comprises the extensive yards and 
terminal facilities at Jersey City. 

'85, A. G. Glasgow is superintendent of the Kansas City Gas 
Light and Coke Company's works, in the interest of the United 
Gas Improvement Company, of Philadelphia. 

'86, William S. Chester, on November ist, began his engage- 
ment as organist o{ St. George's Church, Stuy vesant Square, New 
York, one of the largest in the city. He is connected as electri- 
cian with the "C. & C." Electric Motor Company, of New York, 
and has done some good work in adopting the motor for organ 

'86, Edward P. Mowton is assistant to the Superintendent of 
the Newark Gas Light Company, Newark, New Jersey. 

'86 William W. Thomas, Jr., is local manager of the Southern 
Cotton Oil Company at Augusta, Ga., where the Company has 
an immense barrel factory. 

'87, Robert N. Bayles is with the *'C. & C." Electric Motor 
Company, of New York. 

'87, Edward D. Self is expert for Coombs, Crosby & Eddy, 
exporters. Water Street New York. 

'S7, Lemuel W. Serrell, Jr., has charge of the manufacturing 

198 I The Boys of Old. 

department of the **C. & C/' Electric Motor Company, New 

'88, Arthur L. Shreve is in the Mount Clare, Baltimore, shops 
of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad. 

'90, William B. Self is with the New York Observer, 


'80, Rev. B. F. Bausman is now located at Arendtsville, 
Adams County, Pa., having removed thence from Shepherdstown, 
West Virginia, a few weeks ago. 

'80, F. S. Elliott, Esq., made a flying visit to Lancaster and 
chapter Tau at the opening of the term. Bro. Elliott is practicing 
law at the Philadelphia bar. 

'85, D. H. Sensenig, Esq., has been admitted to practice at 
the Lancaster County bar. '"Danny" is a loyal and enthusiastic 

*88, C. L. Bowman is the biggest man in Lancaster — it's a 


'82, Frederick Rosenberg, Jr., C. E., is supervisor of Harris- 
burg and Altoona division of the Pennsylvania Railroad, Hunt- 
ingdon, Pennsylvania. 

'82, Joseph D. Masses, C. E., is a civil engineer at Remedor's, 

'81, Arturo N. Menocal, C. E., is a civil engineer at Havana 

'81, Commodore P. Ruple, C. E., is U. S. Assistant Engineer 
of the Mississippi River Commission, East Carroll Parish, La. 

'84, Francis Spearman, C. E., is superintendent of a blast 
furnace at Steubenville, Ohio. 

'82, Elvin A. Deal, C. E., is with the engineering depart- 
ment of the D. L. & W. Railroad, Scranton, Pennsylvania. 

'84, Horace E. McPherson is an architect and builder at Phil- 
adelphia, Pennsylvania. 

'85, Manual P. Quintana, C. E.. is with the engineering de- 
partment of the Pennsylvania Railroad at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. 

The Boys of Old. 199 

*8i, Julio Samper, C. E., is a commission merchant at 62 Wall 

Street, New York City. 

'S2, William B. Casey is a banker at Grand Island, Nebraska. 

'85, A. Olin Reynolds is employed in the post office at Troy, 
New York. 

"85, Marcus H. Ranney, C. E., is assistant engineer of the 

Albany Water Works, Albany, New York. 

'86, David Zieley, Jr., is a grain merchant at Canajoharie, New 

'86, Octavio A. Zayas, C. E., is prospecting in Cuba; his post 
office address is, No. 266 West 42nd Street, New York. 

'87, Wilbur F. Smith, is with the State Geological Survey of 

Pennsylvania, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 

'87, William H. Cramp is a prosperous coal merchant at Pitts- 

'87, Octani A. Puyana is in charge of a plantation in the 
United States of Colombia. 

'88, Victor T. Price is in the West; his post office address is 
Avondale. Cincinnati, Ohio. 

'89, Henry R. Anderson is in the city engineer's office in 

Brooklyn, New York. 

'87, Frederick C. Gunn is a civil engineer in Kansas City, 

'88, Charles H. Judd, Jr.. is a civil engineer in Honolulu. 

'87, Gus. W. Emory is with the Pennsylvania State Geological 

'87, Brainard E. Gregory is with the Johnson and Morris 
Steam Heating Company. Brooklyn, New York. 

'8S, Teschan de G. Finney is in the real estate business in 

Birmingham. Alabama. 

'89, Paul Bigelow is with the D. S. Tompkin Company, 
Charlotte, North Carolina. 

'89, Laurence M. Martin is reading law m the office of E. C. 

McAleb, at New Orleans, Louisiana. 

'90, George C. Dewey is taking the H. S. course at Harvard. 

'92, George H Burke is at home for the present at Cleveland, 


'76, James McD. Hays. Esq., is a menihcr of the city coun 
cil of Greencastle. 

200 The Boys of Old, 

'8 1, H. Dudley Jackson is the cashier of the Elston Bank in 
Crawfordsville, Indiana. 

'83, Curtis P. Smith is practising law in Texas. 

'85, Dr. Samuel E. Crose graduated with honors in medicine 
in Indianapolis this year and is now at the City Hospital, Indian- 
apolis. He received the degree of M. A. from DePauw Univer- 
sity in Jime. 

'85, George Edwin Hunt is studying dentistry at the Indiana 
Dental College. 

'85, Professor W. Boyd Johnson has resigned his position in 
DePauw University to accept the Professorship of Natural 
Science in the Kansas Wesleyan University, Salina, Kansas. 

'85, Charles F. Neufer is practising law in Goshen, Indiana. 

'87, Cadet William M. Crose, U. S. N., was graduated from 
United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, in June. He is on the 
U. S. S. Atlanta^ which is now at the Brooklyn navy yard but 
will soon start on a foreign cruise. 

'88, Blair S. McNutt is in husiness in Brazil, Indiana. 

'90, Ernest R. Keith has returned to Ann Arbor to continue 
his studies in the Law Department oi the University of Michigan. 

'91, Francis M. Sensabaugh is in business in Mattoon, Illinois. 

'92, Thaddeus S. Atlee is teaching school near Greencastle 
but will return to college in a few months. 

'79, George A. Gilbert is manager for Illinois, Iowa and 
Nebraska, of Employers Liability Assurance Company, of London, 
England, with headquarters at 226 LaSalle Street, Chicago. 


"' '88, W. A. Davis, is now a professor at Buford Male High 

'86, W. S. Upshaw is practising law at Covington, Georgia. 

'87, Robert Nowell is studying law, under Governor Mc- 
Daniel, at Monroe, Georgia. 


'88, J. Lee Key is teaching at Blackshcar, Georgia. 
'88. James C. Parker is preaching at Tinville, Georgia. 

The Boys of Old. 201 

'88, M. M. Black is the principal of a flourishing school near 
Meridian, Mississippi. 

'88, J. B. Clark is Professor of Latin and Greek in a college 
at Altus, Arkansas. 

'88. C. S. Crosseley is at Greensboro, Georgia, but expects 
soon to go into business in Augusta, Georgia. 

'88, W. W. Carroll is in the mercantile business in Monticello, 

'86, G. W. Griner is preaching near Augusta, Georgia. 

'86, J. L. Hendry is missionary to Mexico. 

'87, M. A. Morgan has lately taken out licence to preach 
and is at Reidsville, Georgia. 

'86. J. A. Williams is teaching in Texas. 

'84, J. M. Stewart is Law Professor at Columbus, Georgia. 


'80, James B. Curtis is a prominent member of the Indiana 

'80, Dr. J. H. Oliver is superintendent of Indianapolis City 

'87, E. W. Gans is general traveling agent of the Aultman 
Taylor Company, of Mansfield, Ohio. 

'88, A. W. Hall has charge of the Christian Church, of Win- 
chester, Indiana. 

'88, O. C. McCnlloch is pui suing a special course of language 
study at Ann Arbor. Michigan. 


'83, Timothy Stanton is attending Johns Hopkins University 

at Baltimore. 

'86, Dr. G. B. Blake owns the Universitv book store in this citv. 

'86, Fred L. Ch^se is continuing his studies at Yale. 

'86, Clarence H. Pease now owns and edits the Boulder 

'88, E. C. Mason and Lambert Sternberg are studying law at 
the University of Michigan 

'*^^^ Guy V. Thompson is at \'alc, fitting himself for instruc- 
tor in Greek. 

202 The Boys of Old, 

'88, R. H. Whiteley, Jr., represents Boulder County in the 
State Senate. 

'86, W. J. Thomas has been elected County Judge in Gilpin 
County, Colorado. 


Hon. John W. Green is Corporation Counsel for the City of 


'67, W. W. Van Voorhis is a director of the Holland Trust 
Company, of New York and of the Bank of New Amsterdam, 
also of New York City. 

'76, John Sanford was elected to Congress on the Republican 
ticket in the Canajoharie District, of New York. His grandfather 
received the same nomination forty years ago and was elected, as 
also did his father. Stephen Sanford the wealthy carpet manufac- 
turer, of Amsterdam, New York. 


'71, Madison R. Harris is a member of the Chicago Board of 


'83, Dr. Edward W. Clarke, Tenafly, N. J., was married on 
Thursday evening. December 13th, at St Paul's Episcopal Church, 
Englewood, N. J., by Rev (j. F. Flitchus. to Virginia Lee, 
daughter of Dr. Hardy M Banks. Keeneth Torrance, Rho '84, 
was best man and P^rnest II. I\>stcr, Rho '84, was one of the 

'83, Dr. John B. Lynch is taking a course in pathology and 
bacteriology at the College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York. 

Delta Tau Delta in Literature. 203 


Tempb Vale and othkr Pohms, by James Newton Mat- 
thews, ( Upsilon Prime, ^72) Chicago; Charles H. Kerr & Co., 
iSSS, 200 pp., $ 

For several years the leading magazines and papers of the 
West, have printed poems from the pen of James Newton 
Matthews, which have attracted wide spread attention from their 
purity in tone and thought, their tenderness and refinement, their 
elesrancc and finish in rhyme and rvthm. Their author was a 
practising physician, in Mason, Illinois, who found time, amid 
the engrossing duties of his profession, to successfully enter this 
most diflicult field of literary work. 

The choicest of his poems, to the number of nearly one hun- 
dred, are gathered in the little volume now before us which has 
already met with a favorable reception on the part of the Western 
press. It sl.ovvs the author's exceeding versatility in thought and 
expression, and will gain for him a permanent place among the 
poets of America. 

To Delta Tau Delta, Dr. Matthews has long been well and 
favorably known, through his contributions to The Rainbow. 
Two of his poems. '*Good-Xight and Joy be with You All," and 
"The Crescent and Star,'' have found a permanent place in our 
song- book. 

The piesent volume is published for the author by Robert G. 
Gibson. Mason, Illinois; it should find its way into each of our 
chapter libraries. 

Lessons in English Grammar: By Professor Alfred H- 
WcInIi, (Rta '7.>), Ohio State University, Chicago; John C- 
l$uckbee t\: Company, 188S. 

To the many able text-books which have emanated from his 
pen. Prrjfessor VVelsh has now added an eminently practical and 
useful one in a field of instruction in which he is eminently quali- 
fied to work. The book has been endorsed by the leadinjj educa- 
tors of the West because it promises to clothe with interest a 
subject which to most students is particularly dry and uninterest- 
intj:; it is bein<c successfully introduced in many of the normal and 
high schools of the Western States. This book, with ''Thirst Les- 
sons in Knglish," now in course of preparation and designed for 
the intermediate grade, will form a complete two book series for 
instruction in granmiar. 

Wkigiiinc; Machinks: By William Kent, (Rho, '7'/). Re- 
printed from the yourttai of the Franklin Institute, Sc|)tember 
1SS8, 21 p.p. A lecture delivered on I'ebruarv loth, i.SSS, before 
the Franklin Institute of Philadelphia. 


Thomas yeffcrson and the I ^niversity of \ ^irgiptia^ by Her- 
bert B. Adams; published by the U. S. Bureau of EtUication. 

Proceedings of the National Educational Association at 
Washington; published by the U. S. Bureau of Kducation. 

History of Jul neat ion in North Carolina, hy Clias. Lee 
Smith; from the l-. S. Bureau of Education 

Scribner's Magazine for March 1SS9; Chas. Scril)iierV 
S'»ns, New York. 

Scribner's Magazine for March contains articles on a j^^reat 
variety of suhjects, from the practical questions of the Railwav 
Mail Service to the subtilties of Economv in Mental Work, with 
an ahundance of ji^ood fiction and papers on topics of contempo- 
rarv interest. 

Thomas L. James, Postmaster-General in Garfield's cabinet, 
and now President of the Lincoln National Bank, New York, 
whites of the **Railway Mail Service" with sympathy and appreci- 
ation of the faithful work done, and from the full knowledtre triven 
him by his lonjj^ practical experience in positions of authority. 

"The Master of Ballantrae,'' Robert Louis Stevenson's excitintr 
romance of adventure is continued. 

The End Paper, which is a feature of the Ma«^azine, is this 
month contributed by Henry James, who writes "An Animated 
Conversation'' (in dialogue form) between several Englishmen 
and Americans who casually meet in a London hotel. 

William F. Apthorp, the musical critic, describes some of the 
most important of ^'Wagner's Heroes and Heroines," interpreting 
their characters with a great deal of sympathy. 

Lippincotfs Monthly Magazine for March; J. B. L^ppincott 
& Co , Philadelphia. The recent death of Selina Dolaro, the 
famous burlesque actress, lends a pathetic interest to the novel of 
"Bella-Demonia," which opens the March \\w\xih^x i^{ Lip pine ott^ s 
Magazine. The novel, it will be remembered, had a curious his- 
tory. Written originally for the New York World, it was 
accepted hy that paper, but the MS. was lost or stolen in some 
inexplicable way. Mme. Polaro then rewrote it and when com- 
pleted offered it to Lippincotfs Magazine, where it was at once 
accepted. An article of unusual litterary interest is John Sartain's 
^•Reminiscences of Edgar Allan Poe." Mr. Sartain was the edi- 
tor of Sartain's Magazine, in which ''The Bells" originallv 
appeared, and he takes exception to some of the statements made 
by Richard Henry Stoddard in the January number. John Hab- 
berton concludes his **At Last: Six Davs in the Life of an Ex- 
Teacher." Charlotte Adams tells **How I Succeeded in Litera- 
ture," an article written in the same brisk, dashing unconventional 
style as the now^ famous sketch which stirred up a hornet's nest 
in New York literarv society. 

A touching **In Memoriam" of Selina Dolaro, by E. Heron 
Allen, who has been her steadfast friend and admirer, fittingly con- 
cludes the table of contents. 

Vol XIII. October. 1889. No, 1, 



OF - 


A Quarterly Magazine 


Fraternity and <3ollege Interests. 



A'. C. BABCOCK, Kilitnr h, Chief. 
MAX WKt^iT, Assist n, it Kditin-. 





Alpha- -Alleghany Collenre, Moadoville, Pa., C. N. MoClurk. 

friimma Washington and Jefferson College, Washin^on, Pa. 

77*/'^/ -Bethany College, Bethany, W. Va. 

Kit -T^afayette C'ollege, Easton, Pa. 

Kho — Stevens Institute of Teehnolotry, Hoboken, N. J. 

7V///- -Franklin and Marshal College, T^ancaster, Pa., Lkwis T. 

r^W/o;/- -Renssalaer Polytechnic Institute, Trov, W. C. Si.A<ii.K, 

Room 21, Times Building, Troy. 
Jietii .Lamhtht Lehigh University, South Bethlehem, Pa., Jamks A. 

Beta yu- -Massachusetts Institute of Technolotrv, lioston. 
Beta Mil- Tufts College, College Hill, Mass., Hkxry R. Rose. 
Bi'tit Shjmit- Boston [Jniversity, Boston, Mass., G. B. Fiskk. 

<;ram) division of the north. 

Delta - University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich. 

A/W/o//- -Albion College, Albion, Mich., E. A. Armstrongs, till 

Mingo St. N. 
Kupptf - Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, Mich., E. 1). Reynolds. 
laid Michigan Agricultural College, B. K. Bentlev. 
Mu Ohio Weslevan T'liiversitv, Delaware, Ohio, V. K. McEi.- 

HENV, Box \. 

Pui Wooster I'niversitv, Wooster, Ohio. 


(^/li- Kenvon Colleire, (rauibier, Ohio. 

Eta Buchtel College, Akron, Ohio, F. (J. VViei.and. 

Zcta Adelbert College, Cleveland, Ohio. 

Beta -Ohio I'niversitv, Athens, Ohio, I). \V. Mc(ii.ENEN. 

J^/ii Hanover College, Hanover, Ind., G. A. (rAMHi.K. 

Bi'ta Alpha Indiana University, Blooinington, Ind. 

Bi'Ui Bt't(f- -])(* Pauw I'niversitv, (iret^ncasth', Ind., CiiAs. Porni- 

KR, Box ir>(^. 

Beta Zefa liuth'r Univ<»rsitv. irvintifton, Ind. 


Oinicrou — Uiiiversitv of Iowa, Iowa City, J. M. Grimm. 

Xi- Simpson Collesre, Indianola, Iowa. 

Oinojra Iowa State College, Amos, Iowa, Jos. S. Ciiamuerlain. 

Beta Kappa — Univoraity of C^olorado, Boulder, (.'ol. 

Beta Eta- -University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minn., Joiix F. 

Haydkx, 517 ir)tli Ave. S. E. 
Beta Gamma — University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wis., L. B. Tnrx. 


Lambda — Vanderbilt I'niversity, Nashville, Tenn., H. H. Dana, 

1510 McGavoek St. 
Pi — U'niversity of Mississippi. 
Beta Delta — University of Georgia, Athens, Cia. 
Beta Epsilon- -Emory College, Oxford, Ga. 
Beta Theta- -University of the South, Sewanee, Teim. 
Beta — Tulane I'niversity, New Orleans, I^a. 
Beta Iota — University of Viri^inia. 


Editoijial: l*ii^<*- 

The Haiiibow; The Tliirtoentli Convention; College Exchanges; 
('lmj)tor Houso Fund; Karnoa l^cMniniscence; Initiatinir 
Professionals; Fraternity Flower; Initiating Preps; This 
Issue; Precedinir Issues; Mailinj^; Syni])osiuni; Hoino- 
^enity of Membership ...... r> 

Collk<;k Xotks, - - - - - - - - 14 


Our Recently Ortranized Chapters, . . . . |r> 

A Chapter of -Hainlx.w" (\V. W. W.) Historv, - - - 2l^ 

The Karnea, -.--.---- ::>2 

The Tulan<* Cniversitv of [j>uisiana, ..... *jr> 

A Sanijde of C(aivention Enthusiasm. .... 28 

Poems, ./. A'. J/r////// /r,y. - - - - - - - 81 

Fitou Till-: Ciiai»ti:ks: 

Alplia, lieta, Epsilon, /eta. Eta. Tota, l\ap]>a. Mu, Xi, Omioron, 
Hho, Tau. (Ipsilon, Phi. Chi, Onieira, Beta Heta, Beta 
(iamma. Beta /eta. Beta Eta, Beta Theta, Beta Kappa, 
Beta Lambda. Beta Mu, Beta Nu, Beta Xi, Ii<'ta Siifiua, H4 

An. MM XoTKs: - 

Alpha, Tiu»ta. Eta, Kappa. Mu, Xu, Xi, ( )mieron, Tau, Beta 

/eta. Beta Eta. Bi^ta Kapj)a, B(^ta Xi, Beta Siirnia, - 5:^ 

(tkkkk ii:i{ (lossir. ....... r»T 

Births, Deaths and Prsurrertions, . . - . . TiS 

Ex<iian«;k>, ..-.-.-.- ,■)*> 

As OriiKiis Si:i: Cs, ------ - <)! 

TiiK (ri:i:i:K W<um.o. --...--- IvJ 

Statistical jiep«»rt, -....--. 09 


Vol. XIII. October, 1889. No. 1. 


It scoiiis to be one of the necessary evils conneotod with frater- 
iiity journalism, thatfrecjuent changes shall occur in the editorial staff 
and in the j>lace of publication. TiiK Rainbow has had rather 
more tiian its shani! of this kind of evils, and as it conies to us from 
Pan-Hellenic Cliattanoo^a, from the land where Haixbow first step- 
ped forth into the fraternity world, we feel not a little abashed at 
the ]»rosj)(H*t of bein^ expected to send forth a journal worthy of 
beiuij i)laced side bv side with Vol XI and numbers 1 and 2 of 
Vol. XII, worthy to fill the Raixhow''s accustomed place amon^ 
(ireek journals, and worthy of the order whr»se oriran it is. We 
plead not our ignorance and inexperience to cloak any faults.' We 
jinmiise no ^reat and startling achievements in the Greek world, 
unless a journal 1)ap|)ening to apj)ear four times in succession on 
the dates named should be considered startling. We have been 
told, and we expect to find it lialf true, that the ways of contribu- 
tors and corresjiondents are marvelous and past finding (mt. We 
expect to run the scale of the same old, ever-new problems, of im- 
provement, extension, ideal chapters, meetings and men, &c., 
pitched perhaps in a little different key. We hope to gather and 
distribute Fraternity enthusiasm thro' the medium of the Haimjow's 
jiages. But away with these words, words, words, and to work. 


The minutes of the Thirtieth Convention will probably be in 
the hands of each chapter by the time this number n»aches them. 
Read them carefully, study them, quiz your delegates, and gain the 
fullest detailed account of the doini^s of tlie Convention, aside from 
the bare minutes. There is no j>lace like the fraternity convention 


for jurcnerating enthusiasm, for bn)adoiiinja^ and deepening that es- 
sential loyalty which underlies all fraternal growth, and for layinjr 
in a liberal stock of pleasant recollections of intercourse with true- 
hearted, earnest, crenial Dki.ta Tau Dkltas. It is to he hoped that 
the £rreat part of the chapters were n^])resented by men who will be 
with the chapters another year. Each chapter needs the annual re- 
vival of enthusiasm and "vim" which a delegate, who has spent three 
or four days at the Convention is prettv sure to have. The success 
of Dklta Tai: Delta during the past year has been sitrnal enough to 
make even the manv who could not revel in convention cheer, full 
of pride and exultation. If these two invigorating fonn^s can be 
strongly felt in every chaj)ter durinir the vear just betjun, the year 
will be as remarkable in our history for its internal growth, as has 
the past one for its extension. H. 

The Haixhow hopes during the coming year to be the reci|>ient 
of a coj)y of the college paper from every chapter, as well as a chap- 
ter paper if there be one. If the chapters do not care regularly to 
subscribe for a copy to be sent to us, see to it that a 0()j>y is sent by 
some member who does not care to keep a file of them. This will 
give us a chance to see what you are <loing, as viewed frt)in the 
point of view of vour college. Mark not only items referring to 
your own members with *^1). T. D.,'' but also all references to mem- 
bers of other fraternities with their appropriate* letters. A copv of 
the annuals ]mblished at colleges where Delta Tai* Delta has 
chapters is another want that lies near '^our editorial heart."' These 
reijuests have m(»t with hearty resjxmse in the past and we trust they 
will receive the attention of the cha|)ters this time. Marked copies 
of local newspapers are often useful in case no chapter letter arrives. 
Send these also. B. 


* * 

Tlu* ri'cent subs(Ti|)tion of a thousand dollars, bv a member of 
the Fraternity n'si<ling in New \'i»rk, for the jmrpose of aiding Lis 
chapter in the purchase of a home, is an elojjuent testiinonial to the 
value anri influence of the Frateriiitv. Ih'ltn l^jmifnn Quartrrit/, 


Siioh a subscription is an elcK|uont testimonial to the vahie and 
influence of theyrf/fentift/ nt/^frfu^ as well as of the Delta l-psiion 
Fraternitv. Tho' such tfifts are rarely so manifest, they are usually 
sufficiently so to prove that no one fraternity can claim threat pre-emi- 
nence in value and influence, />. A\ A'/s boast to the contrary not- 
withstanding. While Dklta Tat Dklta is far from bein*; so old as 
/A r'., yet years enoui^h have passed over her, and her sons are be- 
coming numen)us and wealthy enough to make such ^ifts more 
than a possibility. Hut why should we build "•'■castles in Sjiain," 
waiting for some ^reat ^ift, when a little systematic work will en- 
able many of the chapters to establish modest, comfortable homes of 
irenuine boards, brick and mortar, in a few years':' Some of our 
chapters have already inaui^urated a scheme, a very practical scheme, 
that we would like to see extended to oth(^r chapters. Kvery man 
who ^rraduates from the chaj>ter leaves his note for *<2r), ^riOor 4?HH), 
payable, say in five years. Surely a man cannot have enjoyed four 
years or even three years of fraternity life without feeliuir himself a 
debtor to **old Dklta TAr*"* for far more than these small amounts. 
Give the chapter a local habitation as well as a name and a lod^e 
n)om, and the meaning of the wonl fraternity will ^ain redoublinir 
siirnifi<*ance to /»very one who finds a h<ime and brothers within its 
walls. This is no idle theory, but one which is beint' worked (mt 
every Tiionth both in this and in other onh^rs. Let the work bejifin 
with last year's class and let each chapter establish a "Chapter-house 
Fund,"' and without waiting for irreat numbers and rich alumni, 
we shall fincl ourselves takin<r our ease in our own inn, (jre many 



Amon^ the most interestin*^ filatures of the Karnea were the 
two "talks"' by Bro. ,J. S. l^owe, Thvtn^ 'fil, one of the founders of 
the Fraternity, <m *^The (ienesis." Bro. Lowe is one of those 
men who will never «jrow old. He is as full of Dklta enthus- 
iasm to-dav as he was thirty years aero, and his eve twinkh-d as he 
recounted the victorious debut of Dklta Tat Dklta on th<^ colleire 
sta^e. "If I ever saw consternation dej»i<'ted on men's faces," said 


he, "it was upon the faces of the Phi Kap^s that nioming.'"* In the 
course of his remarks, Bro. Lowe said that he would like to know 
how he could obtain a Delta badge. Then Bro. Arter, "the irre- 
pressible," conceived one of his schemes, and with the aid of Bro. 
Chamberlain of Omega, the needful was quickly raised among the 
delegates. A badge was purchased and sent to Bro. Lowe as a 
slight token of fraternal esteem and in acknowledgement of the 
valuable information he alone can give. Tn return Bn). Art€»r re- 
ceived the following letter: 

Gkneva, O., Seit., 7, 188U. 
Sherman Arter^ A's^., (UerHlafu/^ O. 
My Dear Sir and Brother: 

Yours of yesterday received, and the badge also. To say that 
I feel myself highly honored in receiving this token of fraternal con- 
fidence and esteem is to express my gratitude but feebly. I appre- 
ciate it most hiirhlv and shall wear it with an honest and laudable 
pride. This jewel shall be esteemed by what it rcpres<»nts, and I 
note with pleasure the change communicated in your letter. 

The history of the Fraternity for the last thirty years has been 

ft* fr' ^ % 

so full of interest and prosperity that T dare not allow myself to an- 
ticipate the future. Judgmg from the present, especialfy the work 
of the last year, the future is full of promise for tlie noblest of all 
the noble bands of modern Greeks. 

Again thanking you and through you the members of the Con- 
vention for the valued token, I remain. 

Yours Fraternally, 

J. S. Lowe. 

Right here comes up the question of initiating men from the 
professional departments. Nearly all of our better universities have 
one or more professional colleges — law, medicine, theology, dentistry, 
pharmacy et<;.- -and in nearly every case these colleges contain first 
class men wh(^ would be an ornament to any society on general 
principles, men who as undergraduates of the college of arts and 
sciences would be considered as highly desirable, liut while there 
may be no law against it, we are inclined to think the initiation of 
such men directly from those special coll<»ges is, in nine cases out of 
ten, inadvisable. If a chapter is reduced to resorting to this practice 


to maintain its niemhership, it would do the proper tliinij to surren- 
der its charter and petition for one from a regular professional fra- 
ternity. Far be it fnmi us to raise one word against those? who pass 
out of the regular col letre into the special one; They are and always 
will be a part of the Fraternity and should continue to be of the 
chapter. Hut the initiation of men from the professional schools, is 
likely to introduce an element not readily incorporated into the body 
of the chapter, because not working on the same line, and not hav- 
inir common interests. The same thhi^ holds true to a less decrree, 
how^ever. of the initiation of '"specials'' or optional students. It is 
simply carryiuiT to the other extreme the initiation of non-colle^ians 
in the strict sense of ntflnjum. Dklta Tau Dklta some time a^o 
ceased to initiate **preps,"and still longer a^o ceased to admit ^'hon- 
orarv members," as too many fraternities still do, and let us see to 
it that none of our chapters fall into this habit of initiatin^r profes- 
sional or optional students, except in very rare special cases. 

At the su^jrestion of IJro. \V. L. McCMur^ of Alpha, the Karnea 
ado[)ted the panwy as the slower of the Frateniity. Vlofa trh'ufor^ 
emblematic of thouirht, is a particularly appropriate (lower for a Dklta 
to wear in his buttonhole, for its three colors are the purple, ^old 
and white. Wear it then as the chosen flower of the fraternity; 
decorate your chapter halls with it on festive occasions, and with it 
bt^autify each Dklta bancpiet board. Hcta Kta blossomed out in 
pansies after her last initiation; let other chapters follow her exam- 
ple. IVrhaps it would not be a bad idea to celebrate in like manner 
when a man is pledged, as some chapters now do by wearing the 
colors. Every chapter if possiV)l<? should have its pansy bed. 

Ft still remains for some musical Dklta Tat to immortalize his 
name by crmposin^ a Dklta call. W. 


The question of the initiation of **preps,'' which until (piite n»- 
cently agitated the fraternity world at lar^e, has not fallen com- 


plotely intr> ''innocuous dosuotude." All the bettor class of frat<'rni- 

ties either stronirly discountenance the admission of "preps,'' or 

prohibit it entirely. It sounds a little odd to read the follo\vin«r 

from the Ihftn (jtf<i/oH Qt/t/rtrr/t/: 

The Iowa Wesh'van Universitv faculty has forbidden the fra- 

edirinjLT or imtiatinor "preps'* or any who have 
not been in the university a year, and durniir that time have not 
scored ei«^htv-five per cent, in their studies. 

The Shjnri i^hl corr.^spon.lent fr.>:n Tulane University ijives 
(piite a i^raphic and i)oastful ac(*ount of their initiation of men from 
the Ilitrh School, and in the l-niversitv of Minnesota, A' //////// i^ln in- 
itiated one man before he <rraduated from the Academy. Hut pn>b- 
ably the most wliolesale and flai^rant violation of this canon of inttT- 
fraternity law a«;ainst "'prep'' initiations, took place in tlu? I'niver- 
sity of (roortria. We «rive some clippin^rs fn^m the /'/// Phi (Jntir- 

Quite a sensation has been cn^ated in fraternity circh^s here 
duriuiT th(» i)ast term by the fact that four out of tlie eitrht fraterni- 
ties at the University have initiattul men from town, some of wlK>in 
have not the slitflitest inttMition of ('nterintf the coUem' for several 
years at least. These fraterinties are Kappa Alplia, Si^ifma Alplia 
kpsilrin. Phi (lanuna Delta and Alpha Tau Omeira. 

N(»ver in the history of the University has In^retofore sucii a 

thintf as tin' initiation of one not a m«Mid)er of the* University been 

• • • • 

practiced by any of the fraternities. Then» is no "prep'' de])artmeiit 

fiere, and the strict j)olicy of tli(» fraternities has hitli(»rto becMi to 
bridle tlu^ir jroats until the intended victim had passed his entranci? 
examination. It remain«»d, how<»v<'r, for Siirnm Alpha Kj)silon. whose 
membership, it may be remarked, had decreased from tweiitv-nine, 
four years a«r<), to eiijfht at the ben-innintif of this session, to break this 
cust(jm and to usher into the full enjoyment of her privileiri*s an at- 
tendant of the city (Trammar school. Soon then^after V\\\ (iramma 
Delta followi'd suit and initiateil a member of one of the irrammar 
school ijfradt»s. Ka]>pa Alpha, not bt" outdone in so riirhttM)Us a 
caus(», started out on a canvassiriit tour and at last accuunts two mem- 
bers <if the Athens "kure brrei-hes briirad*'"* ha<l yielded to their 


blan<lishnu'nts. Perhaps a visitor t(»n veai*s hence may find t^iese in- 
itiates enteriiiix the Freshman class of the UnivtM'sity, l)Ut it is a 
pretty lonij runnihif start. Alplia 'i'au ()m<*iifa has also bci n active 
ni this (linM'tion. In hiirhwavs ami bywnvs, 0:1 tlu* avenue and in 

• • • 

the alley, h<*r <Mnis>arit»s hav<" o;on<' out and almost evervtliinif that 
wears pants has been offen'<l a membi'rsjii|) in t!ie ditrnitied colletje 
fraternity that she prof<'ss<'s to be. Altlirniifh it is t:uethat several 


luwyon* and ono or two of tho '^small bov*" iroims- the otio too old, 
tlu* other too infantilo to outer colK'LTf have (IoiuhmI thc» Maltose 
oross: y**t the majority of those a|)])roaehe(l have hehl out atrahist 
tin* imj»ortunities of Alpha Tau ()ino«ra and her allies in the innova- 
tion. * * * Tims the tnattcr stamls ami it is an av^nm* of 
anxious imjuiry to the fratornitv world. Can a fraternity ujihold its 
rei>utation as a eolloiri* orcranizati(>n, if into its folds an* admitted 
thosr !U;t inend)(*rs of a oolh'ifp and with no intention i)f soon onter- 
intr eonetri'y 

\V<* cannot hut believe tliat the (loor^ia chapters were acting 

(•ontrary to the established jK)licv of tlieir respective fraternities - 

leadinif S )nt'icrn fnt^^rnitieH. Sn'*h practice-* alwavs bet *av w'eak- 

ness and f<*ar; and esiieciallv when it comes to initiatinj; lawyers and 

UH'n about town, we are inclined to doubt whether the fraternitv 

dointr such a thintr has really attained its manhood estate*. Itcer- 

tainly i> far from havinir put awav childish thiui^s. .\ chaj)ter mitrht 

b«-tt<*r dii* than n'turn to second childhood. H. 

* * 


Tlicro are manv dHliculties confrontiiiir us in the issuintf of this 
first number of the new volume of TiiK Uainbow, Ix^sides inox- 
p<*riencc. Much of the incom|)lotoness is unavoidable. The tinu» 
between th<^ eh»ction of the present e<litorand the date deciiU'd up(m 
for publication, was very short, and many of the cha|)ters too late in 
sendinuf in the data necessary for completin<r the list of «'ha])ter sec- 
retaries. Th<* Oilicial Directory is incomph^te and for the same n»a- 
s<»n. .Many of the chaiiters were heard from, but only after thes4» 
patres were printed. The determination to issue Thk Kainhow by 
a fixed tim<«, causes some omissions of tanlv chapter lett«»rs, but wo 
an* on t'lo whoh^ well satisfied with the showinu" of chapter letters; 
indeed, we are almost inclined to bnii,^ of it while we can. 


Wo are nc)t authorized or instructe(l to make anv explanations 
or apoh»«^ies for the non-a|»pearanee of No. ''\ and No. I of Vol. 
\1I of TilK I?AiN»ow. In fact, w<*diin«»t know the reasons forsu«-h 
failure, save tliat IJro. Philips had most serious trouble with his eyes 
\v!ii!<* No. 'J was beinir pn»pared, and we pnsunie that thi^ amontf 


others was a powerful reason wliv the first two admirable numbers 
were; not supplemented by an equally valuable second two. Rumor 
has reached us inciirectlv, (we have not been able to establish any 
communication with our immediate predecessor), that a No. 8 was 
yet to appear. Should such a number be issued, there will proba- 
bly, for evident reasons, b(» considerable duplication in exchani^e 
matter, col leire notes, etc. We are determined to issue the four 
numbers of Vol. XI II and to prevent a repetition of last year's un- 
fortunate occurrence. The editor has associated with him in his 
work Bro. Max West, 'IX), of the University of Minnesota. All sub- 
scribers may rest assured that no illness or delincpiencv on the ])art 
of the editor-in-chief will prevent the issue of four numbers in Vol. 

TnasTuuch as we are comj)elled to make anew mailincr list, from 
A to Z, every cha])ter is ur^ed to send at once to the editor, if it 
has not already done so, a completed list of all its former members 
with their addresses, and the names and addresses of any Dklt.vs in 
their vicinity, and so far as possible to secure their subscriptions to 
the fraternity journal. Slackness in this matter will cause us much 
trouble and financial loss. Please attend to it jjnmiptly if you have 
not done so already. 

The '^Symposium" has been a marked feature of Tiik Rain- 
bow during the last two years, and it can be made both exceedingly 
interest intr and profitable in this volume. There will probably be 
at least two symposiums this year, ouo dealing more especially with 
fraternity int«'rcsts, and rme with some problem of University edu- 
cation. Contributions to this department shoidd be in this office 
three weeks before th<» date set fr)r |)ublication. The topic for dis- 
cussion in the symposium in No. *J will })e, '"Kraternities in College 

noMoi^KXHfTY OF mkmiu:rship. 

Th«? onenintjf of the new year with renewed activity in the 
chapte!*s in seeking new men, brings to each chapter some niodifica- 


tions in its ideas of the kind of men wanted. The future unity and 
prosperity of the Fraternity demand that these modificaticms he in a 
certain general direction. It is not to be expected or hoped that all 
tlie chapters will seek to conform their selections to one special type 
of men, or that any chapter will adopt so shortsighted policy as to 
select only men of acknowledi'ed excellence in one line*. There was a 
time when certain chapters required their candidates to be students 
pursuinir the classical course. Kxperience proved the unwisdom 
of continuing such a course. It is not our purpose to de- 
scribe or discuss the ideal fraternity man; neither is it our 
purjM)se to declare the cjualifications of the ideal Delta. But 
a reasonably wide acquaintance with men from different chaj)- 
ters of our own Fraternity and f roni different chapters of other fra- 
ternities, leads us to the conclusion that the lack of uniformity of 
«rfiieral ([ualiBcaticms, in fact, a want of homocreneity in the mem- 
bership, i«a source of weakness and disturbance. To illustrate, one 
of the chapters of a sister fraternity in one of our Western states,for 
winie reason found itself out of harmony with the idea of its teener- 
al fraternity, and tin/ not numerically weake" than some of its rivals, 
^ave up its charter, and a portion of its membership at once cast its 
lot with another of our rivals. Had due care been taken to select 
men in harmony with the spirit of the general fraternity, suoh a thin<r 
ct»uM never have happened. 

The annual convention of a fratt»rnity always emphasizes this 
necessity. There will always be chapters ""too fast" or ""too slow," 
not wantinir in enthusiasm or loyalty, but wantinir in the essentials 
of conireniality and unity that can alone make any interchanire of 
me'nbfrship the help and stn?ntrth it ouorhl t<> bt». A meml)er of 
any chapter outrht to feel perfei^tly at home and "-amancr his ain 
folk,'' in any other chapter; but such, too oftrn, is not the case. 
I'hapters fall into ruts out of which only an oHicial visit could pry 
them. Others spend their (;nerjj^ies and substance for that which is 
not meat, and ^row mean inspirit, evcMi tho" clothed with tine linen. 
Our chapter list is becomin<r so lon»^ and i.]w ciiaj>t<*rs themst'ives 
so differently located, that more and mon» can* must be taken to pre- 
vent any disastrous differentiation of id<'as as to tin* kin«l of men 


Delta Tau Dki.ta needs. Mistakes will be made, but tliev can 
be reduced to a niiiiimuin, and chapters located as near to each oth- 
er as are the three new ones in Massachusetts, can do much to d<'- 
termine the future of the membership of the wliole division. Nu- 
merous inter-chapter visits, division conferences and conventions, as 
well as fraternity literature, will all help to brintr about this hoino- 
^eneitv. B. 


By the will of the late Sylvester Bowman of Newton, Mass., 
Tufts College will receive 8r)0,(KK) for general use and another sum, 
which may reach J!?r)(),()00, for the library. 

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute at Troy, N. V., has received a 
handsome bequest from the estate of the late Mrs. J. S. Weed, of 
Troy. — Aftii/ antl J*J,iyfrf'Si<. 

At Cornell, ladies are eligible for ele<^tion as members of the Phi 
Beta Ka|>]>a Socicjtv. (h\ Thursday last Misses K. I^. Berry and E. 
L. Gilbert were elected by the faculty from the junior class. It is 
an innovation probably not ccmtemplated by the ]>arent chapter, 
from whom Corneirs chapter was derived. Ma if and ^Vy>/v^.s. 

Two of the seven members of the class of 'SS of the University 
of Vermont, elected to Phi Beta Kappa, were ladies. 




It has boen tin* hoastofsoino of the rivals of Dki.ta Tav Delta, 
who have miinerous branches scattered about promiscuously over the 
V>roa(l domain of these United States, that we liave never had a chap- 
ter east of the Hudson River, therefore we have no claim to the 
name of "National Fraternity.''' We are itrnorant as to just what 
efficacy is supposed to lie in that term; it has never been suffici- 
ently allurinc^ to cause us to attempt to extend our boundaries in- 
discriminately, nor have we cared to ij^rant charters to petitioners, 
th<' riff-raff of the eastern coUetres, simply that we mi^ht ])lant our . 
colors "east of the Hudson River."" For this reason almost all of 
our distinctively western rivals can point to more cha]>ters, dead as 
well as livinjr, in eastern colleges than can Dklta Tat Dklta. But 
if it is merely necessary to have chapters "east of the Pludson'' in 
order to be dubbed a National Fraternity, we presume we shall have 
to submit to that epithet now, though we recpiest our (conservative 
contemporaries, those which are not national and whose opinions we 
value because their am}>iti(m does not take this spread-ea^le form, 
that they refrain from giving us this nanie. In the natural course 
of events, our chapter list has jirrown until it now over-tops those of 
several of our friends, but it is more through force of circumstances 
than an ambition to have a long chapt«»r roll, that this has been 
Virouirht about. We make no boast of the lenirth of our n^ll, how- 
ever much we may boast of our chapters as organizations. 

With this preamble we beg leave to introduce to the Greek world 
as institutions supporting chapters of our fraternity Boston I'ni- 
versity. Tuft's College, the Massachusetts Institute* of Technology, 
an<l 'I'ulane University. While the Boston two were practicallv or- 
ganizcd at the same time, the movement in eacli colK'ge was entirely 
independent of that in the other, though the fact that the tlirce 
would start in totjether was ciuite a larir«» factor in deterniiiiinir the 
fraternity to make this venture. Thfst- tlire«> institutions an» so 
well known in the college world that there is scariM'ly any necessity 


for writing an account of tliem, but a few words may be advisable 
in order that the fraternity may fnllv appreciate the value of its re- 
cent acquisitions. 

Boston I 'niversity is one of tlie youngest of the eastern collei^es, 
its college of liberal arts having been founded so late as ISOO. 
It also includes schools of law, nuMlicine, theolocry, music and acrri- 
culture. It has a corps of one hundred and ten professors and lec- 
turers, while more than eight hundred students were in attendance 
last year. It has an endowment of one million two hundred thous- 
and dollars, and an income frotu scholarship funds of more than ten 
thousand dollars. The college of liberal arts has a corps of sixteen 
professors and three hundred students; it is in this department of 
the University that our chapter has been organized. The fraterniti<»s 
of Thi'tn Ih'Ihi <*A/antl Bf't*i TJntn Pi have been organized in the 
collt'ge since 1S7() and are in good con('ition. However, as is nat- 
ural in a st^iiool of this size, tiieir actions in college matters had 
raised a good deal of feeling against them, which culminated in the 
organization of the local society known as Shjma Jittti on the IHtli 
of December, ltS«S7. This society has been very successful as an 
organization ever since that date. It has had its own rooms and 
coped successfully with its twv) rivals. It had n.) desire to become 
a portion of a cliaptered fraternity until last year, about the time 
when Bro. I. T. Headland of our old Mt. l"ni.)ii chapter entered the 
theological school and became accpiainted with its members. There 
is no more enthusiastic member of Dhi/ia Tat l)Ki/rA than this same 
Isaacs T. Headland, and when he found Sitjmti Btn was thinking of 
petitioning some frat(^rnity he iunnediat«'ly set about [^resenting the 
(daims of hisow.i. Tii> r^^ilt w.i> a p.^tition re/eived by the Arc!i 
Chapter, b(Mring tlie elite of Ke!)i\riry Itli, witli nine signatures, 
two from the class of ^Wl. two from *W1, four from "'DO, aTid one post- 

In the meantim(% word had come to us that Klmer Felt, Buch- 
tel, 'S7, had f» nten'd Tiift*s c )lleir<» and was expev'ting to S(»nd in a 
petition from that pla(*e. Wliih* tlie Arch Chapter was considering 
the a|)plication from Boston l'niv«Tsit y, tliis alst) cauuMU bearing the 
<late of Krbruarv ^l\.\\\\^ .vith six signatures, all of class *U1 . Both jieti- 


tions were passed on favorably by the Ar<*h Chapter and tlie Fra- 

Tuft's college was organized in 18o2, and, though surrounded 
bv wealthy competitors, has very succesfully increased its influence. 
It is situated at C^ollege Hill, four miles from Bostcm, where it 
owns several hundred acres of land, and has a faculty composed of 
a number of men well known in literature and science. The en- 
dowment fund reaches well over a million dollars, and the outlook 
for the growth of the college is remarkably bright. Thirty scholar- 
ships are at its disposal. The college embraces three departments 
of study: a collegiate department proper, an engineering depart- 
ment, and a theological department. The college department em- 
braces in its curriculum two courses of study, conferring the degrees 
of A. B. and Ph. B., besides providing for elective work in the 
})ranches of physics, natural history, belles lettres, and jurisprudence. 
The engineering and theological departments are established ac- 
cording to the standards prescribed by the best schools of these 
classes in the land. Two fraternities, and Delta (/psi/ftn^ hre alTn&dy 
well established in Tufts. The fratt^rhities are Zefff J^si^ establish- 
ed in 1855 and numbering twenty men, and Thrta Ihltn <.7//, es- 
tablished in 1858, now numbering seventeen men. Ihlfa Up^Uon 
was organized in 18N(S and has nineteen men. The new cha])ter on 
acc<nint of its composition starts out with an unt^xpected and rather 
remarkable influence in the college. It has the respect of its fellows 
and its members individually stand high. 

The (piestion of extending our boundaries eastward was care- 
fully considered by the Fraternity and it was not until the 18th of 

*■ fr IL 

April that it was finally decided in the aflirmative and charters 
granted the petitioners. Thost* from lioston wen^ allowed to keep 
the letters they had already used as a name, tiiey being trans])Osed 
to meet the recjuirements of the usages of Dklta Tat Dki.ta. The 
Tufts'* chapter was given the name of Beta Mu. Alfred P. Traut- 
wein was appointed to install the new chaj)ters, and the following 
is <pioted from his official rejiort:- - 

The exercises connected with the installation of these two n(»w 
chapters were held on the evening of Thursdav, Mav iMh, in the 


private parlors of the Quincy House, Boston. The ceremonies were 
conducte(i by A. P. Trautwein, Rho, '7fi, and there were present the 
foUowinjnr members of tlie Fraternity: Louis G. Schultz, Lafayette, 
'82; Isaac T. Headland, Mt. Union,'S4; Charles W. Whiting, Stevens 
Institute, "84; Lyman A. Ford, Adelbert, '85; Richard H. Rice, 
Stevens Institute, '85; Herman C. Scrij)ps, Albion, '80; N. A. Mor- 
jeckian, Ohio Wesleyan, '8ft; Klmer J. Felt, Buchtel, '87; Paul (). 
Hebert, Rensselaer, 8U; George C Dewey, Rensselaer, 'UO; Fred- 
erick A. Raht, Rensselaer, "VX); L. A. Core, Ohio Wesleyan, '8(5. 
The candidates for initiation fr<mi Beta Si^ma were as follows: 
Wilbur E. Soule, '89; George B. Fiske, 'IH); Herberts. Mauley, '00; 
Melville E. Choate, '90; Frederick S. Morse, 'O'J; Wilb ir T. Hale, 
'91; Oscar Storer, '92; Herbert R. Roberts, '92; A. I). Hammitt,'92: 
E. L. Hunt, '92. The candidates for Beta Mu at Tufts' were as 
follows: Charles B. Moore, '91, C'nicago; Warren H. Fiske, '91, 
Somerville, Massachusetts; William C. Pottle, '91, Somervillo; Henry 
P. Rose, '91, Philadelphia; Benjamin F. Thomjison, '91, Winches- 
ter, Massachusetts; and William S. White, '91, Pawtucket, R. L 
At the social reunion which followed the initiatory ceremonies, the 
members of the fraternity, old and new, had the pleasure of meeting 
five of the seven petitioners from the Massachusetts Institute t)f 
Technology — Messrs Edward W. Donn Jr, '91, Washington; Henry 
B. Pennell, '^K), Portland, Maine; Frederic W. Fueger, '91, Portland; 
Walter G. Peter, '91, Washington; and George B. Hawley, '91, 
Hartford. The T)etition had advanced sufficiently in its progress 
through the regular channels of the fraternity's methods, to warrant 
the conclusion that these gentlemen would soon be eligible for en- 
rollment in the membership of Dklta Tau Delta. It was a pleas- 
ant feature of the evening's work to meet the petitioners from the 
Institute of Technology, who apparently fully enjoyed the novelty 
of the occasion. P'raternally, 


At the banquet, thirty-four menibers of the F'raternity sat, where 
at this time last year it would not have been thought ])OssibIe to 
gather ten. 

The petition from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology 
mentioned in A. P. Trautwein's report, had not been received by the 
Fraternity until A])ril ir)th. Though it had been greatly desired by 
every one that these three chapters be instituted at the same time, it 
was not thought advisable to keep the two first waiting until the 
third should l)e ])assed upon, as it would throw the matter into the 
extreme end of the term when examinations would interfere. At the 
same time the vote on the "''Tech." petition was sufficiently for ad- 


vanceil to allow the invitation of the boys to the banijuet- They 
wore accordingly ^i^en the chance to become saturated with the en- 
tliusiasm which was there generated, and fully availed themselves of 
the opportunity. This petition was brought about through the in- 
stnimentality of Lyman A. Ford, an initiate of our Adelbert chap- 
ter, and a man thoroughly competent to select a desirable set of men, 
who were also examined bv Bro. Trautwein and the other members 
of the Fraternity in Boston. 

So far as the school itself was concerned there was no hesitation 
whatever. The only question for us to decide was as to the desira- 
bility of the petitioners individually. The Massachusetts Institute 
of Technology easily stands at the head of the teehnicral schools of 
the country. It is well endowed, and its faculty of twenty-nine pro- 
fessors is made up of men of more than national reputation. It is 
well endowed, though by no means wealthy. Its courses are each 
of four years in length, and lead to the degree of bachelor of science 
in civil and topographical, mechanical, mining, electrical and chem- 
ical engineering, architecture, chemistry, natural history, and physics. 
There are more than eight hundred students in attendance, from al- 
most every state in the Union, and from thirteen foreign countries. 
The fraternities of TheUi A7 and Shjmn i^hi have been established 
here for some time and are well organized, but both seem more in- 
clined to enjoy the so-called social, rather than the more intellectual, 
side of student life. AfphAi Tnu Ometja organized a chapter here a 
few years since, but though there is plenty of room for half a dozen 
fraternities, the chilliness of Boston'^s atmosphere froze its Southern 
blood and cut it off in its youth. Phi (itnnma Delta was organized 
here on the 80th of March, antedating; us almost two months, bv the 
initiation of eight men each from the classes of '90 and '91. But 
little is known of the chapter, but it j)robablv has good men. Our 
own chapter begins its existence with seven charter Tnembors: Lyman 
A. Ford, '90, Cleveland, Ohio; E. W. Donn, '91, Washington, D.C; 
H. B. Pennell, '90, Portland, Maine; F. \V. Howard, 'V)l, Arlington, 
Mass.; F. W. Fueger, '91, Portland, Maine; W. G. Peter, '91, Wash- 
ington, D. C; J. D. Horton, '92, Fort Adams, Newport, \\.\. It 
was instituted on the evening of May 18th by Bros. 1. T. Headland 


and Louis G. Schultz, assisted by the members of the Boston Uni- 
versity chapter. 

Thus has Dklta Tai' Delta entered New England, not be- 
cause she desires to lay any claims to beinir a '■'National fraternity/^ 
but because ^ood uien, men who were eliorible and who had been in- 
vited to join the other fraternities in their colle«Tres, petitioned her, 
and because the coUecres are of an excellent crrade. 


[.The followlnK article, written by a member of Delta Tau Delta, who was promin- 
ent in her ooanoils at the time of the '^Kainbow* consolidHtion, sufficiently explains it- 
self, ^d ought to set at rest all qaestionings as to that consolidation. B.] 

In the October number of Tlic Scroll of Phi Delta Theta, Mr. 
W. B. Palmer, the historian of that fraternity, published a ijenerally 
excellent article on "'The Develo[)ments of the Fratt^rnity System/* 
Referring to the Hainbow Fraternity in one of his foot notes, Mr. 
Palmer is guilty of some unhappy misstatiMuents, arising out of ig- 
norance or lack of information, or perhaps, '■"made at a time when be 
was either forj^retful or drawiuj^ on his ima«rination.'' He says: 

"In 1880, when the number of chaj)ters was seven, the society 
[Hainbow or \V. W. W.] disint<>trrated, three chapters combmed 
with D. T. 1).: one of which died in a short time. Two others re- 
fused to ^o into tlie coalition, and upcm application were received 
into Phi Delta Theta. The two remaining chapters either did not 
desire to join D. T. D. or were not acceptable, and s<)on passed out 
of existence.'' 

Each of the first three sentences of this extract contains a false 
assertion, and the last, bein^ but a half truth, conveys a false im- 
pression. If each sentence of Mr. Palmer's article is ecjually inac- 
curate, one mitrht well be pardoned a well-grounded doubt of its 
histori(^al value. The Hainbow Society did not disinteirrate; three 
chapters did not combine with D. T. I), and non*- of the Rainbow 
chapters refused to consolidate with D. T. D. 

The facts in the matter, briefly, are these: At the time of the 
first negotiations between D. T. D. an<l W. W. W., the latter fra- 
ternity was not in the remotest dantjrer of ^"disintefrration." Its 
seven chapters located at Vanderbilt, University of Mississippi, 
Universitv of Texas, I'niversitv of Tennessee, Kmorv and Henry 


(\illeire, (Vn.), the S. W. Univorsilv of Texas, aiul Chamberlain 
Hunt Colloc^e, (Miss.)' were in a floiirishintr eondition. It had, in 
fact, just eoinnienre'l a career of vi»r(>rous extension, the five chap- 
ters last mentioned havintj been (|uite recently established. The 
oriirinal articles of consolidation with I). T. I), were adopted by every 
I'hajiter in W. W. W. They were rejected by 1). T. I)., partly be- 
cause of tlie unfortunate name proposed, partly because of the low 
standintr of four of the colleges. At the second Vanderbilt confer- 
«*nee, this last fact was cheerfully recoirnized and admitted by the 
Rainbow conferees. In unitintr with I). T. I), they [»roclaimed 
their desin* to strentrhten and elevate the fraternity, and not 
to lower her rank bv the admission of colletres of inferior standin&r. 
As theexei'Utive of \V. W. \V., clothed with full iiowerand authority, 
tlie Vanderbilt chapter promj)tly and ])ercniptorily withdrew the 
chapt«*.-s of the University of Tennessee, Emory and Henry, S. W. 
W of Texas, and (Mianiberlain Hunt chapters. The articles of cim- 
solidation with 1). T. I), were cpiickly ado|)ted by the Vanderbilt 
and University of Mississippi chapters, and the latter were in due 
<'<»urse initiated into I). T. I). The University of Texas chapter 
bad, in the meantime, afUliated with the Piii Delta Theta chapter 
in that collecre, under circum.stances which reflect litth* credit upon 
t'u» honor and manliness of that fraternity. After th(» reiection of 
th* first articles of union, the fact that ne*j^otiations were pending 
l)etween I). T. I), and Rainbow, to sonu' ext<*nt became |>ublic. 
The internal affairs of \V. W. W, had naturally been thrown into 
somewhat of confusion, and communication betw«Min the chapters 
was ifreatly delayed. Takinij advantaife of tliis fact, the Phi Dtdta 
Theta at t'l? University of Texas, by deliberate and nuilicious 
misrepresentation, persuaded the Rainbow chapter there that all 
iietriitiations with I). T. I), had cease«l, but that a consolidation with 
Phi Delta Theta ha<l been atTected. Without investiifation of 
these statements, a number of tlie Rainbow men joined tlu- Phi 
Delta Theta cha])ters. No announcement of this fact was nuide 
to the Vand«?rbilt chajiter, aiul when in du«» s<'ason thesecontl articles 
of consolidation with I). T. D. arrived f<)r ratification, the same were 
ap])ropriated by Phi Delta Thetji, and with tln' <'hivalrv, trood 


brooding and dolicatt* souse of honor tliat always distinguishes the 
genuine Phi Delta Theta wherever foinni, were published in the 
StToU. Mr. Pahner would doubtle-^s have the reader infer from his 
note that the Painbow Fraternity, as a /Wf/rr/z/Vy, did not unite or 
consolidate with 1). T. 1).; that it simply decayed or fltf<i/4ff(frftt«'^/^ 
and that of the si-catterecl particles T). T. I), jrot two and Phi Delta 
Theta two, and that in consecpience I^hi Delta Theta e«piallv with 
D. T. D. is entitled to claim a union with W. W. W. When wt* 
remember how immensely superior, both in individual memberships 
and in the ^rade of college, were these two ex-Hainbow chapters at 
the I.'niversitv of Texas and the SouthwestiTu University of Texas, 
particularly the latter, to the average chapter of Phi Delta Theta, 
we can understand the feelin<jr of power and greatness, that flornls 
the Phi Delta Theta mind, when he surveys the glorious con([u«?st 
of these two ^reat institutions. 

Nev«»rtheless, the fact remains that the R:iinV)iiw Fraternity did 
unite with 1). T. 1).; that her thousand alumni are enrolled with our 
legions; that her //'>/</ minnrlos with nur jit/ rjt/c; that her name, her 
history, her story, are become inseparably a part of the life, and law 
and lore of Dklta Tai' I^klta; and that her emblem, the Rainbow, 
ha8 becoHK* the radiant promise of the <iflorious and golden future 
that unfolds its<*lf to the onward march of t!ie united fraternities. 

^ -♦• ^ — 

Tffh' KMrVKA. 

On Wednesday morninir, Auijrust 21st, the thirtieth general 
convention of the Fraternity was called to order by President W. 
Lowrie McC'luriif, in the conmiodious readintr-room of the Stillman. 
The dcK^irates were not all in their seats at the openin^r session, hut 
there were many arrivals durintr the day. Altojrether there were 
present about seventy delegates and visitors from all parts of the 
Union. Hro. Wiist^n M. Day, of Cleveland, delivered a cordial ad- 
dress of welcome, and the remainder of the opening session was de- 
votecl to tho appointment of committees and to the president's rer>ort. 
Durin«r the afternoon and eveninif a laririMiumberof chaf>ter reports 
were submittt^d, varyincr in stylo frojii tin* flowery eloiiuence of 


Deta Mil and "the baby," to the statistical straight-forwardness of the 
older ehajiters. After the a'Jjournient of the evenincr session a num- 
ber of niusically-inelined Deltas gathered around the ])iano and 
joined in sinirin<r colle^^e an<l fraternity son^s. 

The committees did most of their work Thurs(iav morninjr, and 
there was no general session until after luneh. At tliat time a few 
minor changes were made in tlie constitution, and, after some dis- 
cussion, it was decided to hold the next Karneu at Cleveland in 
Auirnst, ISUl. Prof. J. S. Lowe, Theta 'ftl, was present at this ses- 
sion, and trave an interestintr account of the oriirin of t!ie Fraternity. 

On the evenintr of the second dav, occurred that event of [)ara- 
inount interest, without which no fraternity convention would be 
complete rhe bamjuet. Some of tlie delei^ates "skipped" <linner 
that eveniuiT in order to be better ])repare<l for the feast, and spent 
tlie time riding around tlie city and admiring the famous Euclid 
avenue. At U o'clock over fifty Dki.tas ^athere<l round the festive 
hoard, laden with flowers and fruits, and did ample justice to a boun- 
tiful menu. *'The feast of reason and the flow of so\il" was presid- 
ed over by Bro. James \V. Mcl^ane, Zeta, "SH, under the impressive 
title of "Masrister Epularium.^' The followinj/ toasts w«»n» respond- 
ed to with much spirit: 

'^Why are We Here?" Lon E. Hyre, Eta, 'S4; 

**The Genesis"- Prof. J. S. T^ow(s Th(»ta, T)l ; 

"The (iood Old Fraternity"- Charles E. Krichbaum, Psi, 'S5i; 

"Scientific Deltaism" \1 H. Ililler, Kho, \S<); 

"The Rainbow Division"' — Charles O. Maas, Heta Xi, 'SS; 

"Occidental I)(»ltaism" (Jeo. O. \Varn»n, Heta (iamma, 'IM ; 

"Eastwanl the Star" Henry H. Rose, Hrta Nu, 'IM); 

"I'm Glad 1 Came"— Henrv J. Eberlh, (1ii, 'Sl»: 

"Delta Maids, Wives and Widows" W. C. Williams, Zeta,'S\K 

Many others were <^alled upon by tho insatiable toast master for 
impromptu efforts which were really improui[)tu. The sj>eeches 
were p^enerously interspersed with son<ifs, and at - a. m. the 
festivities clo.-te I with the time honoHMl '*walk-an)und" under 
the efficient leadership of the iri»»ial Hro. Art<»r. 

There was but one session <)n Friday which <li<l not convene 
very soon after the termination of the ban<{U(>t, but continued till 
!i:80 p.m. The time was <'hieflv taken up with a <liscussion of th<» 


Fraternity's policy in retranl to extension in treneral, an(i of several 
charters in |mrticiilar, one of whieli was favorably e(»nsidere<l. Tlie 
pansy was adopted as the J)Ki/rA Hower, and the f<iIlowin^ offiecrs 
were elected: IVesichMit, W. Lowrie M(r(^l\iry, ChieatJfo; vice-pn*si- 
dent, Alton A. IJcMnis, Cleveland; jreneral secretary. Hen. I'. Kan- 
ntdls, Cleveland; tnv,is ip^t, Min »r T. Ilines, (Ta!nhier. O.; editor i)f 
the li.vixnow, Kendric C. Bahctjck, Minneapolis; cataloirue air^nt, 
A. P. Trautwein, Carhondale, Pa; color airent, Hijy O. West, (irreeii- 
castl(», Ind. 

It may he said that the Karneii was a irrand success in every 
particular save one -the photo<rraj>h. This w«s a failure, i>ut it 
was tlirouirh no fault of the (tonnnittee on arrani^enients. The ^roup 
was adinirahlv arranged, president McClurir and Prof. T^owe in the 
center, with the deleifatc^s irrouiKnl arouiul tliein; the troo(1-lookiii»r 
ones in front, and all wearintr their company expressions. But a stray 
sun-heain found its wav into tlie cameia, and the photot*'ra]>her''s 
labors were in vain. 

The foUowint^ deleirates and visitintr Dki.tas were in atteiul- 
nce as well as others A'hose names are not irivcn: 

Alpha,(\ \. McClurc'lM, Meadeville, Pa.; \V. Lowrie McChirtr. 
*1\K Chica^ro, 111.; F. M. Pictezel, Warren, O. 

Beta, 1). W. McCilenen, 'IM), Athens, ().; (ieo. W. Bush. 

Gannna, J. I). Shields, Washinirton, I^i.; A. W. Kernan, 'S4, 
St. Clairville, ().; .1. F. Marchand, ^S2, Cantcm, ( ). 

Delta, (ilenn W. Holmes, (irand Kapi<ls, Mich. 

Kpsilon, (). H. l^ovejoy, Albion, Mich.; .1. II. I)ilbri<iiro. 

Zeta, .\. M. Bemis, 'S*{; J. W. McLan(», 'S8; Sherman Arter, 'Nf); 
H. K. Huedy. 'UO; W. S. P. Jettison, (ieo. W. Tryon. 'SM»; W. C. 
Williams, 'Sll; S. S. Wilson, 'SS; Clias. L. K(»ason. 'UO; John J. 
Thomas, '^M. 

Kta, (). C. Merrick, Akron, ().; A. J. Kowley, 'IM), Akron, ().; 
W. T. J?vnard. 'IM). (^ase School, (Meveland, ().; F. (5. Wieland, '<J(); 
A. K. Ilyrc. *S4; .V. V. Cannon, 'U'J, Jesse, O. 

Theta, J. S. Lowe, T)l, (teiH>va, ( ). 

lota, P. .M. Chamberlain, 'SS. Cleveland, ().; B. K. Bentley. 


Kappa, W. B. VitL\ Marion, 0.;('has. \V. MeOmher, Custer 
Citv, S. T). 

Lambda, H. E. Beini.% "*iM), Naslivillo, Teiiii. 

Mil, Ben. U. Raniu^lls, 'SO, Cleveland, ().; V. K. MrElheny Jr., 
•IM); H. B. Brownell, ^M), Delaware, ().; W. M. Dav, '72, Cleveland. 


Nil, M. T. Hines, Gainbier. 

Xi, E. P. Wright, 'S*J, Indianola, Fa. 

Rho, N. H. Hiller, '81), C^arhondale, Pa. 

I'psilon, W. C. H. Slacrle, '02, Trov, N. V.; Geo. H. Burke, 
'1»2, Cleveland, (). 

Chi, Henry J. Eberth, '89, Toledo, (). 

Psi, W. A. McBane, '91), Woostc^r, ().; C. E. Krichbaum, \S8, 
Canton, O.; J. M. Shallenber^ror, 'StS, (-leveland, O. 

OmejTa, H. \V. C/hamberlain, ^SV>, Ames, la. 

Beta (jaiiima, Geo. O. Warren, '91, Milwaukee. 

B«»ta ZetH, C. M. Fillmore, HM), Irvintrton, Jnd. 

Beta Eta, Max West, '^M), Minneapolis; Lyman L. Pierce, 
'*U2, Minneapolis. 

Beta Kappa, F. E. Bennett, Boulder, Col. 

Beta Lambda, .1. B. Cullom, Bethlehem, Pa. 

Bet<? Mu, Henry R. Rose, 'Ul, Philadelphia. 

Beta Xi, Chas. O. Maas, 'S.S, New Orleans. 


For the last chapter of the year the fraternity went from Boston 
to New Orleans and the '^(Vesi'ont Frat«*rnity" is now n^presented 
in the "Crescent C^itv" by a set of stu(h»nts who have started out 
with tlie intention of makinif the name of Dklta Tai: Dki.ta an en- 
vied one in New ( )rleans. 

The Tulane University came into existence «s such bv oi)era- 

ft' «• i 

tion of the law in July, 18S4, and is in fact th(» State University. 
fn the year 18S2, Mr. Paul Tulane, nf PriiK'eton, New Jersey, nutde 

» a. 

a donation of his real estate in tin* city of New < )rleans, 1o seven- 


teen administrators chosen by hims(»lf, for tlie pur|M)Sc of aidinir the 
his/her education of the white youth of Louisiana. The oritrinal do- 


nation yield«»d ^Jir),!)!)!) per anniun^ which has been more than doub- 
led by subsecjuent gift8 from the same b(Micfactor. At the time of 
his death in 1SS7, his donations had ajyfgre^at^d one million one 
hundred thousand dollars. The administrators of the Tulane Edu- 
cational Fund by a contract with the State of I Louisiana in 1S84, be- 
came the administrators of the University of Louisiana in perpetuity, 
a^rreein^ to devote their income to its development, and to estab- 
lish thereon the Tulane University of Louisiana. The irniver«itv 
of Louisiana had its oriirin in the Medical Department, which was 
established in 1884. This school has numbered amon^ its j)ro- 
fessors and alumni the most distinguished medical men of f^ouisiana 
and the South. The Law Department was organized in 1S47. It 
has numbered amon^ its ]>rofessors the m()St distinguished lawyen* 
of the State, and, though unendowed, a chair in its faculty is esti- 
mated one of tlie highest honors open to the profession in Louisiana. 
The civil law is taught here, as the basis of the whole le^al super- 
structure and machinery of the State, as the foundation of its civil 


code and jurisdiction. The Academical Department of the Univer- 
sity of r^ouisiana was opened in the autumn of 1.S78. 

(^ol. Wm. Preston Johnson, Presi<lent of the Louisiana Stat** 
University and Agricultural Uollet^e at Baton Rounre, was elected 
President in January, ISS*^, and authorized to or<ranize an institu- 
tion of learning under the terms of Mr. Tulane's donation. Tlie 
acipiisition of the University of Louisiana, with its franchises and 
valuable buildings, ^ave practical shape* to the pur|)oses of the 
Tulane Hoard, and supplied the foundation on which to establish a 
university. It ha^ now fourteen chairs in the University proper, 
and a H'^h School faculty, which, with its head-master, has twenty- 
one professors, assistant professors and instnu'tors. The adminis- 
trators of the 1\ilane endowment and the State authorities have 
acted with uiuisual judgment in the matt(»r of this University, and 
instead of making two colleges which wcmld interfere with each 
other, as would have been done in the Nortli, they have united the 
two and organized what in a very few years nnist be the most promi- 
nent Southern University, always exce|)tin^ the University of 


The petition from there was received on the 25tli of April, and 
knowing the hi^h standing of tlie college, the Arch Chapter took 
iruHiediate steps to examine into the standing of its signers. All re- 
ports were favorable, the president of the college, the members of 
the faculty, and prominent citizens of the city, uniting regarding the 
intellectual and social standing of our would-be Dki/fs. After a 
minute canvass, the Fraternity was satisfied, and Bro. Jno. M. 
Philips was delegatt^d to institute the chapter, which he did on the 
evening of June 10th, initiating Chas. (). Maa.s, New Orleans, La.; 
Chas. II. ChurchilK New Orleans; T. Wayland Vaughan, Jonesville, 
Texas; Eugene C Parham, New Orleans; Joseph A. Airey, New 
Orleans; Pierce Butler, New Orleans; Jno. S. Richardson, New 
Orleans; Jas. H. Rapp, Vicksburg, Miss. The chapter starts out in 
a most ])romising way, the petitioners, with two exceptions, are from 
the city and will continue to wield an effective influence for it even 
after they have left college. All are men of prominence and influ- 
ence in the college to an usual degree, in fact, every man had re- 
fused to enter into fraternities already established at Tulane. Chas. 
O. Maas is taking a post-graduate course, having graduated in '88, 
when he was valedictorian of his class. He is now the professor of 
physics in the prepjfcratory school of the University. He took two 
medals while in college, one in mathematics, the other in French. 
Bros. Churchill and Vaughan were members of the class of '80 and 
both were commencement speakers. 'I'here were but four speakers 
from this class. Bro. Churchill will take a ])Ost-graduate course. 
Bro. Vaughan has accepted the chair of physics at Mt. Lebanon 
College, La. The other men stand well in their class^^s and among 
their fellows. 

The other fraternities represented at the l.'niversity, and nauied 
in the order of their organization, an? Kappa Alpha, Sigma Chi, Al- 
pha Tau Omega, Kappa Sigma and Sigma Nu. There is also a 
movement on foot to establish Phi Delta Theta; but it seems to be 
meeting with ver\' indifferent success. Sigma Chi and Kappa Sig- 
ma are the only chapters which have had rooms. Kappa Alpha is 
ihe oldest, and has a fair chapter, with no particular characteristics. 
Sooially, Sigma Chi stands highest; its membership is 


uliiK)St entirolv cMiiifined to the wealthy iiion of tlie ool- 
le^o, anci it has heoii consideriMl (jiiitc* an lioiior to bo invite<l 
to join it. However, it has no standing in the elass-rooni; its nuMi 
pay too much attention to social matters, and thon^h it was ortjan- 
izod earlv in liSS<i, it has hut two irraduates. It betrins this year 
with but two men in the eolletre. Several are in the law and medi- 
eal departments, but there is so little intercourse between tlu^n and 
the colh'^e, tliat they will be able to triv*^ but little assistance to 
their bret'jren. AlpliH Tau Onietra has as yet never had a i^raduate, 
and probably will not have before 'lU ; b\it it has a <jood chapter 
and will be our ]»rinci])al competitor. Kap]>a Si^ma and Si^nui Nu 
were both organized early last year: the former has an excellent 
chapter made up almost entirely of <rentlenjen from the parishes. 
Si^-ma N\i has no men in the colle<re and is not looked cm as a 
rival by the other fraternities. Its members are drawn entirely 
from the students of the medi''al an<l law department^.. 

The organization of Beta Si^ma nuirked the close of a very suc- 
cessfid year for Dklta Tat Delta; the Lehiirh chapter bein^ re- 
vived and the l-niversity of Viririuia, Boston T.-niversity, Tufts 
Colletre, Massachusetts fnstitute of Technoloiry, and Tulane I'niver- 
sity beintr entered. This is a larirer number of diapters than we 
care to organize in one year, and we trust that in tiie future wo 
will not have so numy desirable institutions kno<*kin^ at tmr doors 
at one time. We are pro\id of our year's work, but we ho])e to have 
less of it to do in the fut\ire, an<i thus run less risk of making mis- 
takes. W. Lo^viUK MrCLiiKi. 


The followiuir letter, written by V. O. Maas of Tulane I'niver- 

sity to a brother Delta, fullv explains itself, and shows at once some 

of the side-litrhts of the convention, and the whoh»-souled enthusiani 

which the convention ironerates in such liberal <pnintities. We an* 

very <^lad to print it. l^, 

Mv Dkaii JiK<nnKij Wii.i.: 

I have a thousand pardons to ask of you for not having written 


to voii about tlu» Convention ere this late date. I eortainlv cannot 

hut ]>leafl ifuiltv to the ehartre of the most outrajreous (ilelin(|iieiiey, 

hut tlie «^xtenaatinir oireumstanee that 1 have been too full for 

utt(?ran<*e may, I sineerelv pray, do soniethintr in the way of dispel- 

lintr the dark scowl from your brow. Do not, I be^ of you, plaee a 

double ineanintr on what f say. Take meekly tf) heart the profiumd 

aphorism that truth is stranger than fiction, and believe me implicitly 

vvh<»n I say that since my return home I have been subjected tosucli 

continual and vioh^nt mental ebullitions that, had 1 not been able 

to pmfit by the admirable teachintr of ])rudential restraint which you 

have inculcated in my heart, I verily believe I woidd have been 

stri('ken with either of the extremes— anhony or rairlntf lunacy. 

However, now that 1 atrain occasionally relai>se into my former 

norrmil self, let me arm myself with the S<)<Tatic truth that '■'"it la 

better late than never,'" and tell yo\i some of my Clevelancl cxperi- 

enc<'S. Were you otherwise than you are, I should simply (*x]»ress 

myself with multum in ])arvo Spartan-like brevity, say that the whole 

thini/ was indescribably trlorious, and sijrn myself; but cotrnizant as 

I an of your sponjro-like cravinir intellect, 1 see that I nnist adopt 

the mj>di» of procedure of dosintr you in the particulai*s. 

After bein^ exposed for two whole days to the cold, Iu(T<»-lovinir, 
iT-dzo of a Piillman car porter, I arrived briirht and early on the morn- 
mtr of the *i()th of Autrust, at (^leveland. f half expected on alitrht- 
iiitr from the train to fall into some fraternal clasp, but J was dis- 
appointed. Although I subjected the crowd at tlie depot to the 
ni(»st vigorous scrutiny- a proceeding which seemed to ca\ise no 
little anxiety and dread to a rather stout la<ly of the Semitic race 
wIh) was seated in a very determined manner on a trunk of colossal 
prop')rtions- I saw not that which I wished to s<'e. I therefore took 
a vehicle and drove to the Stillman House. This was the place at 
, which the Convention was to meet, and I may state here that, situ- 
ated as it is, on one of the most b<'auiiful streets in the entire Union, 
no more ap])ropriate site could have been selected for the intended 
purpose. 1 now not oidy was half exp(»ctant, but morally certain, 
that I should fall on some of the men)bers of the fold. Vou may 
ima<rine my feeling of <liisappointment when not a siiiirle DKi/rmet 
my eye <m the veranda of the Stillman. hi a fit of desperation I 
ruslied into the dininif hall. (It is of course needh'ss for me to say 
that any one but a stone blind p(»rson perhaps would have become 
aware of the badije which flashed forth from th<^ most c(jnsj)icu<>us 
part of my coat lapel.) No sooner had I entered th<' room, unforlu- 
natelv deified by so many men, when with joy 1 saw the f<)ur corn- 
ered badt^e. I actually flew towanls it. 1 found that I ha<l met 
Bro. H., and rijrht fi^lad I was, F assure you. When 1 stat<' that I 
was too happy to eat, I am but ^ivinif vou a faint idea of niv feel- 
iuifs. At last, however, I manaef<'d to partake, and tlu'ii. 4»n the 
arm of Bro. B., I ai^ain with new hope, went to tln' veranda. This 


time 1 was not disai>(>oiiit«d. Now the boys beiraii to come in. On 
the advent of each new one I became liappier, until after about three 
hours of fraternal irreetin^, the entire Stillman seemed to be pervad- 
ed by a new and indescribably trenial atmosphere. The elevator ran 
up and down merrily on its many journeys. Porters hurried brisklv 
to and fro. From tlie billiard room — a short time a^o empty -could 
be heard little bursts of applause at some ^oo<l shot^ and happy, 
fri(Midly lau<rhs at some ridiculous slip. Here and there were con- 
^retrated groups of bright joyful faces, deep in the discussion of the 
all-important subject of the Convention. 1 t^ll you, old man, 1 
would not have missed it for anything in the world. During the dav 
we had occasion to view a military pageant ^iven in honor of a 
visitin»r New York retruuent. At ni^ht as 1 sauntered forth between 
two jolly brothers to *\see the sights/** 1 saw these same soldiers who 
had marched with such precise steps, now s\ibject to an entirely novel 
disci[)line. The evolutions they made were exceedingly complex, Kut 
in that, very interestintr to watch; they were accompanied by various 
noises or cries which intensified the interest greatly. Were I not 
a firm believer in the dicrnity of the American army, I had vorilv 
imagined that these defenders of their country had taken unto them- 
selves a certain Jiacchus for their general. 

The next day the real work be^an. Work, do 1 call it? When 
vou think of its intensely inten^stin^ character, and of the red hot, 
ice-ber^-meltin^ enthusiasm with which it was accomplished, you 
would be far more corroct to call it [pleasure. Vou will, of course, 
hear of the proceedin«rs of the three-days Convention through the 
]>ro])er channel. As you, however, are a devout votary of the i^od- 
dess. Flora, it will no doubt prove interesting to you to know in 
advances that we have ado|)ted as the flr)wer of our Fraternity the 
soft, velvety and beautiful pansy. Hie then to thy bed of pansies 
and set' that thou dost ifive them the teinlerest care I The chief 
event outside of the secret session was the banquet. The eveninjr 
of th<» 2*ind of Au<rust has made an impression on my mind which 
time will never be able to eradicate. A lontr snowy cover heaped 
with delicacies that would hav<» satisHtul the most fastidious epicure, 
surrounded by some hundred men whose hearts all beat in happy 
union to the same matjic rythm of DkltaismI At first, beside 
some sprinkliiitr of lauirhter, nothinir <!(>uld be heard but the merry 
clinking of kniv«*s and forks, but this was soon over, and now the 
spirit of love and brotherhood w<'lled f<irth in whole-souled, joyful 
toasts and in iollv, deliifhtful fraternity sonirs. Prof. Lowe, one of 
our fouiuh-rs, told us about the be^inniiiirs of Dki.ta Tat Dklta. 
how the first see<llin(r of Dkltaism was sown and how fruitful the 
soil proved; and then some of the many alumni jiresent told us of the 
crlory of our fraternity in their day and finally s<mie of us actives, 

told of its streuiifth and beauty and irrandeur in the present. Har- 

POEMS. 31 

iiiony and love all prevadin^ -discord as far removed as the galaxy 
ill heaven. Never to be forgotten scene. Happy those who j)ar- 
tioi])ated in it. Of all the joyful reminiscences of the past, it will 
prove one of the most joyful. 

In the intervals between the sessions many things of an inter- 
f.vstinir character happeninl, but I must postpone further particiilars 
to some future time. 1 was one of the last to leave the place with 
which so many happy memories are now associated. How different 
the aspect, how silent everything was, how strange and out of place 
a hiuirh 8>unded. The Convention was over -how oppressively this 
truth forced itself upon me I cannot describe. Xot even the shadow 
of the life which had so brightened everything, seemed to linger. 
Tiie tabh'S had attain put on their dull tjray shrouds, and the porters 
their listlessness. With a fervent grip 1 wrung the hands of two of 
the boys who still remained on the scene, and then 1 was off, bound 
for home. It is now a month since the Convention met, but to my 
mind the Cleveland experiences stand out in color as bright as if 
they had been but of yesterday. Everyday do I live them over, 
and everyday my love and enthusiasm for "our grand Fraternity 
intensify themselves more and more. Surely Delta Tau Oklta 
has scored a grand and brilliant success in her Convention of ""SO. 

Do not let my lassitude be contagious, but let me hear from 
you soon. Very fraternally, 



Jiy Jitmrs Ketrton Matthetrs^ (Tpstfon Prime^ ^12, 

L)jiy and Ni^rlit. 

When dn)wsy day draws round his drowsy bed 
The Tyrian tapestries of gold an<l red. 
And weary of his flitrht. 
Blows out the palace light 
'Tis night I 

When languid night, awak(»ning with a yawn, 
I^eaps down the moon- washed stairway of the dawn 
In trailing disarray. 
Sweeping the dews away 
'Tis da v. 


The Oowarcl. 

Davo was a coward and everv one 

Knew it, and Lord! liow w(» went for liiin. 
And made liini the butt of our l)rutal fun, 

rill liis face would hlaneh and liis blue eves brim 
Into j)ools of tears! but he murmured not 

He would just skulk off to his tent and sit 
Hour after hour in the selfsame s]>ot, 

With his elbow erookM and his face in it. 

There was somethinir about that same bov Dave- 

Somethiuir we never couhl understand; 
He came to tin* war on the Hrst wild .vave 

That billowed the blueca|)s over the land. 
He was an orphan, and whether he had 

Brother or sister wt» never knew. 
Nor whence he came to us— he was a lad 

That was hard to fathom, and talked with few. 

Somehow it seemed that he was not brave 

Like tlie rest of the boys, but he kept his place 
In the lon^ and ])eriIous march, poor J)ave, 

With a IuisIkmI resolve and a patient face. 
He asked no favors, he made no siirn 

Of the pan<rs that pierced his pride like a dart — 
And never a man in the old proud line 

Had a cleaner soul or a kinder heart. 

15ut I)av(? was a o ward I and that wan enoucrh. 

In the arinv, to damn the saintli<»st sruil; 
'Twas a day for the sternest an<l sturdiest stuff. 

For steel-struntr nerves and for self-control; 
We had small time for sentiment, then; 

Snnill time to scjuander on <>hildish fours - 
A man had to stand like a man, with men, 

Full frontinif the havoc of those dark vears. 

1 think it is true in the lives of some 

That the tide turns late, and the pluck thev boast 
Falters, and those to the front will come 

Who were counted the weakest an<l scorned the most; 
Two silences bi<h' in the breast of vouth. 

Ami on<* is the silence of fear an<l <)ne 
Is the iroidrn, (iod-like silence of truth 

That a braiTirart even is bound to shun. 

POEMS. 83 

Did I sav Davo was a coward? -Well, 

It looked that way for a while, but when 
We saw him flash through the breath of hell 

At Stone river, laughing among the men — 
When we caught the gleam of his yellow hair 

Thro' the battery's smoke, and heard his yoice 
Ring out thro' the roar of the carnage there. 

With the troops of Turchin from Illinois; 

When w^o saw, like a star, his pale face shine 

Thro' the leaping flames, as we passed the mouth 
Of the blazing guns, in the broken line. 

Whirling and hurling the gray coats south — 
When we saw, God help us! his boyish fonn 

Battling apart from the rest, half hid 
By the blinding smoke and the bursting storm, 

Where the dead were piled in a pyramid; 

When we saw, in the front of the awful fray. 

The bravest reel, and the old flag fall. 
Clutched in the hand of the lad that lay 

Riddled with shot, and beyond them all — 
, When we saw at the close ot that fearful fight, 

Two blue eyes and a shock of curls. 
Clotted with blood, and a face all white 

And calm in death as a sleeping girPs; 

We turned away — and we spoke no word; 

We turned, with a feeling of shame o'erpowered; 
And we noticed that each man's eyes were blurred, 

As they fell on the face of that fallen coward. 
I tell you, the army was full of men 

Like ]3ave, who, timid and half afraid, 
Patiently bided their time, and then 

Died, like Christs, on the barricade. 




[This department dm intr this year will be in charge of the as- 
sistant editor. Max West. Eilitor.] 


Althou^li Alplia's^ood name was seemin^lv dimmed bv lier ap- 
parent ne^lio^ence in making no showintr at the recent convention 
held at Cleveland, Ohio, yet we purpose to at least partially vindi- 
cate her, and to place her on an etpial footing with her sister chap- 
ters. We have paid a debt incurred by previous brothers of ^T){H\ 
in the three years ending June 2»^, ISSU. We have established our- 
selves in a very fine chapter house, with all mo<lern improvements, 
situate on ten acres of irround in a verv desirable locality. In this 
project we have been aided to some extent by (mr Alumni, but it re- 
quired j/reat individual eflForts of the IJrothers to consummate the 
scheme. These heavy expenditures hindered the bovs from makinir 
their desired settlement to the (ieneral Fraternity and one of the 
delegates, Brother Hussel, who had reports, pa[)er, etc. could have 
made a satisfactory financial settlement had not sickness prohibited 
his attendance at the convention. 

The past year we succeeded in obtaining our share of lionors,as 
is always the case. 

The Colletfe work of our boys the past year was commended bv 

• ••* '*■ .* 

the IVesident of the institution, to our friends and Alumni, as bein^ 
of a very hiorh quality. 

We hope to enter colletro th«s year with from eit^ht to ten old 
members and I think by the time the colleife year closes we shall 
have a chapter as lar<r4» as the one of last year. 


Beta sends ^reetin^ to her sister chapters at the be^inninjr of 
'89 "90, and (Congratulations to those who meet us for the first time. 
We also con «jrratu late ourselves upon securincr the two best men from 
the Freshman class. Josejih A. Harlor and Homer 1^. Hi^by, havint^ 
survived an encounter witli Sir William, now wear the Purple. White 
and (rold. 

School opened with an incn^ased att^'iidance ovt»r the last two 
years. Th<» election of Willis I5c)Uirhtoiu A. B., of Michigan, to the 


chair of rhetoric and Ent/lish Hterature, made vacant hv the resifrna- \/ 
tion of Dr. Anderson, meets with hearty approval hy tlie students 
an<l frien<ls of the university. The lecture course for the coming 
year promises to be one of unusual excellence. The gymnasium 
association and base-ball teams are hard at work practicing for the 
cominj/ inter-class athletic contests. During vacation new and val- 
uable additions dave been made to our museum collection and li- 
brary. Prof. Stein returns from Europe on Jan. 1st to rcisume work 
as professor of physics and electrical eiifirineerin^. 

l^eta betran the school year with five men classifi<^d as follows: 
two 'IM), one 'Ul and two '92. We have initiated two men and now 
have seven. 

The relations between us and our brother (i reeks continue to be 
of the most T)leasant character, and we are ^lad of it. Healthy ri- 
valry, a desire to excel, the dointr of work well for its own sake, are 
commendabU* motives, whether found in individuals or so<*ial organ- 
izations; but personal, inter- fraternity, or inter-collejriate animosities 
never are and never can be conducive to the best interests of indi- 
viduals or ori/anizations. 

The inter- society reception and reunion on the evening of the 
tilst was the most enjoyable social event of the season; about two 
hundred invited cruests were present. After a short literary program, 
a reception was held in Athenian hall and the new students received 
a royal welcome. 

We clip the following", concerning Bro. Sayre who was with us 
last year, from the Sttimhinf Jmirtnil : '-We are glad to learn of 
the recovery of Bro. Sayre, of the Athens HiVdUL from a severe at- 
tack of typhoid fever. Sayre is one of the ablest youni; editors m 
»^)uthern Ohio, and he could not possibly have been spared during 
this campaign." 

Bro. Hoffman has laid aside his editorial pt»n and will graduate 
with the class of 'IH). 

Bro. Bush has acce])ted the sujjerintendencv of the Burlington, 
< ).. schools and will not be with usthisterm. 


Epsilon again sends greeting to her sister chapters. Albion 
College has opened with a larger nuinb(»r of students enrolled than 
ever before, and this bids fair to be her most prosperous year. Our 
ranks are at present somewhat thin by the loss of eight men. Four 
have graduated; Bro. Warren entered junior year at Ann Arbor; 
Bro. Dearing has accepted the professorship of the hanking depart- 
ment of Cleary's Business Col leg(» at Vpsilanti; Bro. Phelps is in 
the lumber business at (irand Hapids, and Bro. Austin remains at 


his lioino in J)etroit. Our chapter, nevertheless, after losing so 

iii/iny, is in a prosperous condition. At our tirst nieetincr ten loval 

Dkltas ^athero(i around Kpsihin's shrine and reviewed the prospects 

for the coniinir vear. There is excellent material anionir the_ new 

students and we have already four men pledi^ed. 

On the evening of Auir. 80, ISSU, Bro. Loren W. Tharrett, 

s\iperintendent of the Hillsdale schools, died of typhoid fever at Petos- 

key. Mich. Me proved himself a most loyal I)klta, and was held, 

by all knowincr him, in hiofhest esteem. 

I^ro. Dilbridirc, after <^ne years absence, has returned to com- 

plete his c<)urse. 


The chapter lost two men by graduation, M. J. Hole and \V. i.\ 
Williams. The former will have char|yre of the Green Sprinir Acad- 
emy; while the latter will enter the medical department of the Uni- 
versity. We will open with five men. The prospects are briirlit for 
. a ^ood year. Tlie other fraternities are enjoying prosperity with 
,' the exception of /V// (rttmfttft Ih/fo w^iich lias only one man left 
V and will probably pass into the innocuous for the second time. 

As is our custom, our chapter went into camp on August 7tli 
and continued there for two weeks, breaking up in time to ^et into 
the city to receive the convention. 

The camp was located on a bluff overlookinir lake Erie, twenty 
miles east of Cleveland, and was a success in the largest decree. In 
addition to the whole chapter we had several alunmi as visitors, who 
stayed part of the time as their business would permit. 

The (\mvention has come and ^one, but will be remembered 
loui^ by those who were prest^nt. It was the prevailing opinion 
that while the delei^ates were yount^er they surpassed those of form- 
er ye:irs in enthusiasm. All we rei'ret is that you are not '•omino' 
next year instead of two years hence. 

We are t-o be coni^ratulated on havinir (mr worthy secretary. 

Hen. U. Rannells, with us as a resident alumnus. He will teac*li 

mathematics in the Central Hi^h School. Paul M. Chamberlain, 

lota, 'S8, who was amongst us last year, will enter Cornell this fall 

and pursue post-graduate studies. 

The most striking example of the efficieui^y of the Ohio Idea is 
to be seen in the y<»oman service rendered by the Ohio men in estab- 
lishin^ o\ir three chapters in Boston town. We can send out other 

The bitter struirirle of the past is fast t^ivin<r way to a generous 
rivalry. Zeta lost two men by graduation last spring, Bros. Wil- 
liams and Hole. Bro. Hole has irone from the city to take cliarcre 


of the Green Springs Academy. Bro. Williams is still in the Uni- 
versity, havintr gone from Adelbert college to the medical depart- 
ment of the University. At the (menincr of the y^ar we had four 
active members; we commenced work at once, and hav(* met with 
our share of success. We take [)leasure in introducing our three 
new men to the Fraternity: Le^in Cannon, Henry Becker and Bert 
Sanford. The first two are from the West Hijrh of Cleveland, 
where thev had exliibited their abilities as scholars. Bro. Cannon 
was first honor man in his class, liro. Sanford is from the Western 
Reserve Academy at Hudson. The members of Zeta chapter wish 
to publicly thank the Cleveland alumni who have shown such kind 
interest in our welfare. 

KTA -nrrnTKL. 

As our term opened late we can give no very extensive account 
of this fairs doings. With the exception of our only 'SU man, the 
efficient Holcomb, all of our men returned, filled with wonderful 
stories of summer experiences in roles of campers, tourists and book- 
agents. Bro. Allen Fell, Greenville, Pa., who left college two 
years ago, returned making our actives seven in number. We have 
four men pledged. 

The attendance in all departments is larger than ever before, 
and although it is too early to make any selections, rushable mater- 
ial seems to be plentiful. 

We regret the loss of Prof. Howe from our cor[)s of professors. 
He has accepted a chair of mathematics in the Case School. Prof. 
Eglert of Madison, Wis., has been chosen to fill his place. 

Bro. S. J. Rowley will represent us in the oratorical contest. 

As yet we are scarcely settled down. The looking up of new 
students is always more or less demoralizing. After our annual 
opening ball, given in honor of the new students, we shall begin 
work in earnest. 

We hope events will so shape themselves as to permit us to give 
a more extended letter in the next issue. 


Nine of lota's loyal Delta's assembled round her shrine at the 
opening of the college year. Since then two members have taken 
the initiatory oath and enrolled in the chapter; but owing to the loss 
of Bro. Chas. D. W. Colby, who has left us to take a medical course 
in the University of Michigan, we have in fact gained but one in 
number. Last year we lost by graduation seven loyal brothers, as 


follows: G. J. Jenks, J). A. Garfield, G. \j. Flower, G. L. Chase, F. 
M. Seibert, W. L. Hossinan and Wm. H. Van Devort^' During last 
spring and sumnier term ei^ht of the brothers constructed a smell 
steam yacht in which they took a pleasure trip during vacation. 
They started at Traverse City, spent three weeks in visiting tlie nor- 
thern pleasure resorts and Hnislied their journey at Detroit. Fi- 
nancially, the chapter is in the best sha]>e it has ever been since it 
was founded, bein^ wholly out of debt and having a balance in the 


Tile most that we can sav of our rival, the P/ti J)e/f*i 77ff/^^ is 
that she is stronijr in innnbers. The rivals we have most reason to 
fear are the local fraternities or literary soci<?ties, four in number, 
which carrv a very larjro nuMiibershin, thirty or forty, and which take 
in men on very short notice; and in this way, and on account of their 

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su])erior numbers, often tret ahead of us. IJut in s])ite of the strong 
opposition we have to deal with, we manage to secure our share at 
least of the desirable men. One of the commencement orators was 
Bro. (t. J. Jenks and we are represente<l on the college journals by 
Bro. J. 1.. Pattee, editor-in-chief of t]w I/*rrrnir and Bro. B. K. Bent- 
ley, Athletic editor on the Siptrufnni lioard. Last term in military 
we had the adjutant, twoca])tains, and two lieutenants, and this term 
we have three captains. In the athletic world we also make a ^txxl 

There have been some chanires in the Faculty of the collem-. 
Prof. E. J. MacEwan resitrnintr his position in the literary depart- 
ment, and his iilace beintr filled bv Prof. Anderscm, also Prof. SaniM 
Johnson was asked to resi<rii and his place was filled by Prof. Eiiirene 
Davenport, a brother of '7S. The chani^c^ appears to be satisfactory 
to both students and Facult v 

Here let me introduc(» t(» you our youngest brothers, C.\ H. 
Alexander and H. M. \{\q\\. 


Chapter Kappa b<»^aii the year with renewed enertry and vi^or. 
While it is true that some of the boys have but recently returned, 
yet the fraternal spirit is as ardent already aa when leavinir last 
sprintr to join the family circle at their resj)ec.tive homes. Aj^ain, 
after bein<^ separated for over three months, we gather round our 
fraternal circle to clasp hands and exchaniife in cheerful conversation 
the varied «»xj)eriences of the summer. Our first meeting was a 
social treat. Tlu^ old Delta Hall never seemed more home-like. 
The fire of brotherlv love was rekindled. Brothers Macomber and 
Fite, fresh from the Cleveland Convention, related in the most en- 
joyable manner th<* work at that [)lace. We adjourned at a late 


hour, jubilant over the flattering and most auspicious opening", and 
filled witli greater determination to make a success of the year's 
work. We know not 'how others feel, we trust however that the 
sister chapters will resolve with us, that we, as members of a beloved 
brotherhood, bound with the ties of one common interest, intend that 
this year shall be one of unusual prosperity for Dklta Tai' Delta. 
Ten of the best men that the college affords mak^^ our Cha[)tor Hall 
not only a place where "soul communes with soul,'' but wliere our 
intellects are trained for the more difficult t^isks of life. With in- 
creased attendance and with an extraordinary class of students at 
college, our boys are sanguine as to the work of the year. Bro. 
Leverett has already been elected President of the student's lecture 



During the summer some of Kappa's Alumni have renounced 
single blessedness and united themselves, for weal or woe, to Delta 
girls. Among them we find the following: F. N. Dewey, H. M. 
Coldren, G. A. Clark and F. D. Davis. Kaj)])a extends congratu- 

The Phi Delta Thetai* are somewhat reduced in numbers, but 
still have some good men. Alpha Tau Omega is endeavoring to 
increase its already large membership, among whom are some who 
carry good scholarship. 

With the (»xample of many noble men who have gone from our 
halls, some (»f whose names are household words, we are inspired 
with higher purposes, with determination in our minds and with a 
will to carry forward our work. We hoj)e and believe that the antici- 
pations of the men who established our cha])ter will be realized. 
vVith this incentive we enter upon our work more spirited, more 
hopeful than ever before. 



•^ix of the seventeen (xreeks comj)osing Mu's clmj»ter last year, 
returned to the Ohio Weslevan this term. Of these, Bros. McKlheny 
and Brownell are Seniors; Charley Barnes, Junior; John Doan, and 
John Keating, Sophomores; I-awrence Idleman, Freshman; W. L. Y. 
Davis, fonnerly of '89, returned and entered 'U8. Thus the chapter 
started with the complete number of seven. We have the pleasure 
of introducing to the Fraternity, Bro. Olin 11. Bas(|uin, our first and 
only initiate thus far this year. Bro. McElheny occupies the chair 
of editor-in-chief of the ('iillnj*' TmnHrrlpt. Upon the staff of the 
same paper Bro. Brownell is advertising manager. 

()f the undergraduates of last year, who have not returned, we 
make the following notes: G. W. Allen, 'Ul, has peniuinently left 
school, and will study law in Cincinnati; E. L. Scott, "Ul, and B. 


E. Jackson, '92, are in business for one year,- -the former in Dakota, 
tlie latter in Missouri; G. P. Chatterton, 'i)2, will en^a^e in teach- 
incr this year; E. A. Bingham, '92, is in tlie insurance business at 
W'^ellston, O., he will be back next year. The following alumni 
sj)ent last commencement with us: C. W. Evans, '88; H. A. Stokes, 
\S7; W. M. Dav, '71; J. A. Storv, '72; M. E. Ketcham, \S1 ; F. \V. 
Marchant, \S2;*^(;ilbert Austin, 'S8; F. M. Austin, \S7; J. F. Close, 
\S2: (i. H. Geyer, ^H). 

A strong fraternal ti(» seems to bind the boys together. 
The f<*elin<r that some work must be done this year has taken strong 
hold upon us; vet a certain confidence in the chapter's stanilinir, 
and a tried reliance upon the activity and influence of her present 
HHMubers, are our inspiration. . Thus far our' im]>ulses to invite new 
men into fraternal relations have been restrained. VVe want to 
discover whether the first im])ressions of these college novices are 
dee]) enough to disclose the well-defined Dklta ])rinci])les. With 
the exception of one or two, the other fraternities of the college are 
depleted in numbers, but new men are rapidly filling the vacancies 
of graduated members. 

The University was never so prosperous as now. Dr. .1. \V. 
Bashford, upon becoming President, seems to have infused new life 
and spirit into the old schola.stic formalism of the institution. He 
possesses a wonderful magnetism in his manners and an open, noble 
expression upon his countenance. We take ])leasure in acknowl- 
edging our attachment to him and in reciting the institution's prog^- 

With grec^ting to all the brethren in other seats of learnings 
wc remain happy in the Dklta faith. 

XI SIMI»S<».\. 

Another college y(»ar has opened, finding Xi chapter at her first 
meetiuir with only IFour I )Ki/rAS clustered around her shrine. These, 
however, have had some ex])erieiu*e in fraternity matters and pos- 
sessinif a thorough knowledge of its workings, are all loyal and en- 
thusiastic workers. We have initiated one man whom we deem 
worthy to bear the standards of our Fraternity, while one more has 
been placed beyond the reach of our rivals. We are now anxiously 
waitinir the arrival of our tardy brother, H. A. Vcmtz, who m teach- 
ing school. He will greatly strengthen and aid us in our progress 
throughout the year. A large nund)er of new students have en- 
tered this term, and among them can be found s(mie very good fra- 
ternity material. The prospects indicate a <piiet and profitable year. 
T'nder the presidency of liro. K. M. Hohnes, Simpson is bound to 
advance and prosper. Our brother has already proviHl his ability to 


{ill that [K)sitioD and has justlv earned the coniniendation and praise 
of tli<» students. 

Our |)n>sj)ect& for the year are ])roniisin^, althou^li they did 
look anvtiiintr but hrii^ht at the heijfinnin<r of the term, when only 
four men assenibUMl at our hall. However, we soon secured a firm 
footintr, and are now as formidable as ever. Wo sustain frien<llv, 
but not intimate, relations with our rivals. Thev are in a flourish- 
iniT eon<lition, and consequently make the contest for new men ex- 
citing. We have secured our share of the college honors; possess- 
inir one of the chief positions on the coUetrc* journal, and also hold- 
inif proniin(*nt offices in the classes and literary societies. We have 
three rival fraternities hen»: Alpha Tau ( )mejra, Sitrma Alpha E[)si- 
lon and IMii Kappa Psi. Thev an* all strongly represented. 

Our chapter library is now in a splendid condition, containing 
about one hundred volumes, besides many volumes of fraternity 
journals and pajiers. It has ]»resented a new attraction to our hall 
which can scarcely be over-estimated. Xi sends ^reetin^s to all her 
sLster chapters and to the new a<lministration of TiiK RAIXHO^v. 


(tenerally speaking, the Greek worhl of the State University of 
Iowa is in a flourishinjr condition, and once more the conflicts for in- 
itiates are waxinpf warm. Already several spikincr cam})ai^ns have 
been concluded and new faces ^race fraternity luills, and new forms 
support fraternity emblems. The campaign bi<ls fair to be lon^ and 
severe. The FVeshman class presents some fine (ireek material, and 
in a short time each chapter will have gained a goodly number to rep- 
resent the class of "M^l. Omicron assembles in flourishintr condition, 
each brother ent(;rin^ with warm enthusiasm for the success of 
Delta Tat Dklta. Many familiar faces which we have loved have 
of necessity left us, and new ones take their ]>laces, but the eternal 
bonds of brotherly union remain the same. At present writing, 
<*lass "SV'i is represented in Omicron's fraternity circle by Mr. Murray 
Campbell. We were not slow in recoirnizinijr in him a man of 

stn*nirth and merit, as did also many of our rivals, but after a severe 


vet manly contest we were victorious. Hro. Cami>bell resides at 
\ewt^)n. Iowa, being a son of Hon. J. (\ (.'ampbell, railroad com- 
missioner for the state of Iowa. In our next letter we shall be able 
to introduce two and possibly three more Dkltas. 

On Thursday evening, September *J<), Omicron's members 
soun<le<1 the first social note of the season by giving an informal 
|>arty at their newly refitted and neatly furnished halls. Games, 
conversation and dancing were engagt^d in. Omicron proposes to 
give a series of such informal parti<'s to her lady fri<uids durinir the 


present school year. Thus we l»o])e to extend some of tlie present 
substantial benefits of fraternal union to our friends as well as enjoy 

With true loyalty to our institution, we are indeed fiflad to her- 
aid the unpreeedent'.»d prospects which surround the University as 
it opens its doors for the school year of 'SO-'lM). Durinir the siun- 
nier nionths many needed repairs and alterations were made; rooms 
have been refitted and briirhtened, others enlarired and remodeled. 
Several stron^^ members have been added to each of the faculties, 
and in many cases salaries have been raised to a ^ratifvin^ standard. 
Old differences and dilliculties have been releijnted to the past, and 
all join hands in promotintr, by every available, honorable means, 
the <rrowth and prosperity of the institution. All def)artmcnts show 
a ^ratifvinijc increase in attenrlance, some having increased as much 
as fifty per cent, l^iblic oilicials an<l men of prominence in the 
state are be^inninijr to realize more fully the true position of the in- 
stitution, and are lendinir their official and personal aid in her a<l- 


Rho enters upon the new colle<re year at Stevens well prepared 
for a pros])erous season. There are at present fourteen men in tho 
chapter, havintr lost four with the class of '8U. The college opened 
rather later than other colleges this year, so that no freslnnen have 
yet been enrolled, but the new class is an unusually [)romisinir one, 
so that there will be no difficulty in uniting to the Fraternity ^ood 

Several of our boys have returned from Europe where they have 
spent the vacation. Six of our men, Whitney, (ilraf, Frazar, San- 
born, Hamilton and Thuman, under the name of the "Stevens 
Canoe Club," took quite an extensive cruise durin£r the summer. 
They started in the interior of Canada, paddliniif down the rivers 
and lakes to the St. I-.awrence. They cruised down to Montreal 
and then up the Richelieu into f^iko (/lr:im[)lain and I^ake Georcre, 
where they camped permanently until the Institute work called 
them back. 

Into (jolletre affairs Rho has entere<l actively, and will secure 
her share (»f the places of power and honor. Owinir to the lateness 
of the <lay w(? umst refrain from inclutiini/ in this letter much that 
miirht be said. 

Our best wishes for success to Delta T.vr Dki.ta everywhere 
and a piospcrous y(»ar for TiiK liAi\ii<»w. 



Franklin and Marshall opened on the 5tli of September with 
an addition of forty new men. The o])eninir address was delivered 
by Prof. Geo. F. Mull, Professor of Englisli Literature. His sub- 
ject was, **The Study of Encrlish r^it^irature." 

Tau betran the term with six men, liavin^ lost two by frradua- 
tion. Thouirh our boys wen* scattered during vacation, they re- 
turned seeinincrly none tlie worse either physically or in enthusiasm 
for the glorious ])rinciples of Dkltaism. Scarcely had the term 
opened when the contest for new men be^an. Tau with her usual 
vitror entered the fray, and already has carried off two new men, 
whom we now proudly introduce to our Dklts: Bros. Reiner, ""92, 
anil Bates, '98. Many more does Tau expect to enlist under the 
banner of the purple, white and gold. 

Tau now stands foremost among the fraternities, and is enjoy- 
ing the respect and confidence of the Faculty and citizens. We are 
putting forth all our energies to maintain the dignity and honor of 
the Fraternity, and hope in the future to make a better showing 
than in the past. We are now on a firm footing and will try ever 
to maintain our present position. Tau's future is bright and promis- 
ing, and we hope ere this college year ends to be able to present a 
few more men to the general Fraternity. 


The writ<*r of this letter spent several days in Cleveland on 
Aug. 21-2*-?, and, among the few pleasant episodes of his life, that 
time shall ever shine forth prominently as one in which more pure 
enthusiasm and c<mipanionable friendships were let out in a few sliort 
days than in any similar conclave he ever had the good fortune to 
attend. Long will that memory live, more especially the acquaint- 
ances whom he made, W. Lowrie McClurg, Benj. U. Rannells, 
Hines, Mcf-ane, Bemis of Lambda, and all the others. 

Upsihm has little to report to the Rainbow this time for the 
simjile reason we have not as yet gotten to work. We start in with 
eight true loyal men: one 'IM), three 'UJ, and four'92. We expect to 
acid four men from '98. There is a fiiK* class of young men entering 
this year,and L'psilon proposes to take h<»r pick of about four good men 
from them. Our chapter halls have been refurnished at an expense of 
i^Hifi) to ♦44)1), and we are now ]>n»pared to meet any visiting J)elta 
in the bo-^t .style imairinable and i'reet him witii a welcome which 
will make the blood flow quicker for the receivnig of it. 


IMIJ- -IIAN<»VKK r(iLl.K<;K. 

('haj)t«*r Phi now lias ten active members, two Juniors, four 
Sophomores and four Freshmen. At the eh)se of the last c*olle<re 
year we initiate<l two new men, J3ros. Kenntdv and Thixton; but as 
vet Bro. Thixton has not r**turned to us. Tliis \osiT we have made 
three additions and have the pleasure of introducing to you Jiros. 
Abercrombie, Woodward and Carroll. The fraternities here stand 
numericallv as follows: l^eta Theta Pi, 11; Dki/pa Tai" Dki.ta, 10; 
Sigma (.'hi, 10; l^lii Delia Theta, <S: and Phi (lamma Delta, 7. We 
are not only strontj in numbers, but also in enthusiai«m for the 
glorious princi]des of Dki.taism. Nearly every member in the chap- 
ter plays on some kind of musi<*al instrument; and the walls of our 
little hall will riiiir, not only with *»Vive la Fraternitie" and that 
heart rendiuir ballad, "John Jones," but with the sweet strains pro- 
duced by tlie chapter orchestra, h^ad by ^dvosv" and his violin. On 
Field Dav at the close of last year, Hro. Breckenridtre took the 
prize as champion all-round athlete of the college, and Hro. (.ramble 
ca|:)tured the Freshmen prize in elocution. 

During the third term of last year we v^ere favored with several 
visits from Hro. Victor T. Price of Cincinnati. 

till- KKNVON. 

Our positi(m at Kenyon is numerically the same. By graduation 
we lost oiu»: Mr. H. J. Kberth, who so bravely held on during his 
year at Kenvon. His influence is missed in many ways and we 
earnesily hope that his integrity and loyalty will be an example to 
all of chapter Chi and to her sisti^r cfiaptei-s. Mr. Alvin E. Duerr 
is (mr new man; Ih» stands high in his class and we feel a just ]»ride 
in him. 

The other fraternities have shown a marked decrease in power. 
The 1). K. E.s have dwinflled down to four. Thoy once claimed 
this as their best chapter, but it ciTtainly sj)eaks ill for the fraternity 
if they <*all their Keuvon ( 'liapter their bt^st. Alpha Delta Phi 
suffered a loss of one by graduation, and four by withdrawal from 
collegt*. This leaves them with oidv six. The charge of Psi IJpsi- 
lon is also very much reduced. It lost threes by grailuation an<l two 
have not returned. Their muster is six, which is very small for Psi 
I ipsilon. 

The (^)lleg^• is in a healthier condition than it has been fors<mie 
time. The students have jlecrea'^ed in number, it is true, but the 
ireneral fcelincr and the enthusiasm manifested show that the mini- 
mum has been reached and tin* rise of Kenyon is only the (luestiou 
of time. The prime event towards this is th«' establishment of a 


•"•"I-iterary Society." This for years has been neglected but now it 
is an assured thing of the present and a possible glory of the future. 
Dr. \Vm. Clark Robinson, a graduate of the University of Durham, 
Kngland, is in charge of the English Department, his openness 
and pleasing manner have attached him to all the students. Mr. 
Hines is in charge of the Greek dej)artnient at the Military Acad- 
emy where Mr. C W. Mann is commandant. Both are our advisers 
and their presence here is one of our fastnesses. 


Since our last letter Omega's college year has commenced and 
is now more than half finished. The vacancies caused by the gradua- 
tion of our five seniors last year have been filled by an equal num- 
ber of new men, so that we now number thirteen. Much to our re- 
gret Bro. A. McPherson, \Sy, was compelled to leave college in the 
early part of the year on account of ill health, and we fear that he 
will not be able to return next year. J^ro. E. H. Porter, 'Ul, was 
unable to return to college this term but we hope that he will be 
with us again next tenn. On account of our having to secure a 
new hall, our meetings for the beginning of the year were not so 
regfular as we wished, but had lost none of their interest and en- 
thusiasm, and we are now beginning to hold them regularly again. 
One of our meetings this term was of especial interest as we had 
with us Bro. Hardin, '76, one of our old charter members, who gave 
us many interesting facts in regard to the early history of our chap- 
ter, and also some good brotherly advice. We have not failed to 
5*ecure our full share of college honors this year. Three of our five 
Juniors were among the ten speakers chosen, on account of excel- 
lence in scholarship, to speak at Junior Exhibition at the close of 
last term. In the literary societies and in the Battalion we also hold 
our own. 

Bros. J. E. Durkee and M. W. Thornburg, two of our Seniors, 
have left college, the former to acc<?pt the position of princiy)al of 
the Sioux Falls, la., public schools, and the latter to attend the 
Medical College of the University of Iowa. Both will be back to 
graduate with their class in November. 

Omega takes pleasure in introducing to the Fraternity our five 
new Dkltas: Bros. P. W. Starr, \S9; M. W. Thornburg, ''81); J. M. 
(Iraham, %K); C. D. Davidson, 'DO; and H. M. Dyer, '1)1. At y)resent 
Omega has no rival with which to contend. The most pleasant 
occasions in the history of Omei^a for I8S1) have been a haiuiuet and 
a picnic with our sisters, the Pi Beta Phis. The bancpiet was ten- 
dered them by Omega and was held in our hall at the close of last 


term. The picnic was given by the Pi Beta Phis to us and will 
be long" remembered as one of tlie pleasantest of the many pleasant 
times we have had together. 

By reason of the increased nun^ber of students and professors 
this year, the fraternities have been obliged to give up their rooms 
in the University building. We are at prt^sent fitting up rooms in 


De Pauw opened Sej>t. iJSth, with the largest num!>er of students 
in the history of the institution. Dr. Martin resiirned the president v 
of the University last Juno and Dr. John, vice-])resident, is acting- 
as the head of the University. Dr. Martin is retained as IV)fessor 
of mental and moral S(»ience. The U'niversitv ball team has already 
been organized and is playing **great ball." The interest in lawn- 
tennis continues unabated. Brother Strattan won the fifold medal 
offered by Mrs. W. T. De Pauw for the championship tennis-player 
of the University. 

The first number of the ••••Adz'"' for the current year will be out 
Oct. 1st. Brother West is Editor-in-chief; Bro. Strattan, alumni 
editor, and Upson, one of the pledge<l preps, is the preparatory 
school editor. Beta Beta has its full share of honors m the other 
departments of the University. A new Junior society has made its 
appearance in this place. It is called the ^-SkulT' and is limited to 
eight members. Brother Strattan is Beta Beta's representative. 
Bro. West was the man of this (chapter who had the honor last year. 

Bro. Florer took second class-honors in German last year and 
will tutor in that department after the holidavs. Another of our 
number is the tutor in (^reek. One of our Seniors, Bro. Caylor, 
will not return before January, but he will graduate with his class. 
Bro. Allee of the Sophomore class, who has been detained by busi- 
ness engagements in the west, will return in a few days. Beta I5eta 
is enjoymg her most prosj)erous year. With good representation 
in all the (?lasses her perpetuity and success is guaranteed. 


Work began at the University of Wisconsin, Sept. lltli. The 
attendance is somewhat smaller, though the Freshman clasn is larger 
than last year. There are about three hundred and fifty new 
students. One rhaj»ter began the year with four active mem- 
bers: three Juniors and one Sophomore. Owing to the fact that 
Bros. .Morey, Stedman and Hamilton did not return this year, we 


were somewhat crippled at first; but in the scramble for new men 
vre were very successful. We secured three Freshmen whom we 
take pride in presenting to the fraternity. They are Bros. Blaisdel 
and Johnson of Rockford, III., and Bro. Rosicrantz of Sparta, Wis. 
M'^ith this addition to our working force, we feel quite stiong again 
and hope to bring our membership up to twelve before the end of the 
year. We have lately furnished a new hall in which we are holding 
regular meetings. A lively interest seems to have t^ken possession of 
us and we are determined to make Beta Gamma a chapter of which 
tlie Fraternity mav well be proud. 


At the commencement of another y«ar Beta Zeta sends greetings 
to her sister chapters. Her prospects for continued prosperity are 
being more nearly realized than she antici[)ated. Out of last year's 
chapter of fifteen Deltas, ten have returned. To this number we have 
added three. The chapter classified consists of two alumni, who are 
taking s[>ecial work in the University, six Seniors, two Juniors, two 
Sophomores, and two Freshmen. 

The University itself is in a very ]>rosperous condition with a 
still more encourafc/ing future before it. Our old students are en- 
thusiastic over the outlook. The new students are of a superior 
class. The condition of our rivals is good. Phi Delta Theta has 
fourteen members; two of these she has initiated this fall, and she 
shows no sign* of stopping at that. Her chapter here is strong; we 
understand it to be one of the best of h(>r fraternity. Sigma Chi is 
numerically weak. Four men constitute her cha])ter, which, how- 
ever, manifests good staying powers. As for ourselves, we are en- 
deavoring to sustain our former clean record for morality, scholar- 
ship and social qualities. In testimony of her interest in society, 
Beta Zeta one week ago opened up the rounds of college gaiety by 
giving in her rooms a ^*social" at which some thirty of her friends 
were present. Taking the ladies at their word it was a success. 

1 o add to Beta Zeta's record as a student, liro. T. C. Howe is 
now principal of the preparatory de])artijient, and Bro. H. T. Mann 
is a tutor in the same dejiartmeiit. ()ur delegate reports himself as 
much pleased with the Ccmvention, the new chapters and the Fra- 
ternity's prospects in general. No barbarian has yet succumbed to 
our lance, but "fires are burning bright." In our next we hope to 
report srome conquest. 


The University of Minnesota bejrins th<» vear 18<S^) 90 under 
the most favorable auspices. The registration is larger than ever 


before at this time of the year and the pros})ect8 are that the total 
enrollment will reach one thousand or upward before the close of 
the year. Four recej)tions have been tendered the students by 
University and church societies, and all have been well attended. 
Athletics are booming, and lawn-tennis, base-ball, or foot-ball is in- 
dulged in by nearly everyone. The new rule making attendance 
at drill compulsory with the Freshmen, both ladies and gentlemen, 
has had the effect of increasing the number who are receiving in- 
struction in military science. 

A new element has made its apjiearance in university politics. 
The anti-Greeks have formed a combination for mutual protection. 
It first came to light in the Senior class election and w^as strong 
enough, with the aid of three or four stray Greek votes, to elect its 
whole '^slate,'" with one exception. It next showed itself in the 
Junior election and with similar results. 

The new Freshman class numbers about one hundred and fifty 
and contains much excellent material. Beta Eta is getting her 
share, though not without fighting for it. We have thus far initi- 
ated four new men and have our eves on others. We take great 
pleasure in introducing Bros. J. M. Hogeland, L. V. Smith, H. L. 
Hartley and A. W. Warnock, all of '98. 

Bro. Hogeland had the honor of being elected President of the 
freshman class. 

Bro. Babcock who graduated last June is with us again this 
year, having received one of the two fellowships offered to tlie class 
of ""89. He is making a specialty of history. Bro. Hayden, '9(), 
wears the F'aculty gold medal awarded to the winner of the most 
points in the Field Day contests last spring. 

Bro. Schumacher, '90, isa member of the Faculty as well as of the 
Senior class. He is instructor in Mathematics and Drawing. Bros. 
West and Pierce came back from Cleveland, brim full of (^mvention 

During the summer Beta Eta has been scattered from the 
Atlantic to the Rockies, but we are all here now, and ]>leasantlv 
located in our Chapter House. 


Beta Theta regretted greatly her inability to be rejiresented at 
the Karnea, but this seeming, though not real, negligence should 
not be used as an argument against her zeal. We are ever con- 
scious of the obligation which binds each clia])ter of so grand a fra- 
ternity as ours to constant endeavor and a lofty and loyal spirit, and 
probably it has been the attempt t^) realize fully this i(h?al which 
has crowned Beta Theta's past with more tlian ordinarv success. 


The trinitv term of the University opened early in August. 
All of our seven rivals have availed themselves of the new material, 
aiul in some instances bettered themselves trreatly. To the Dei.ta 
world we take pleasure in j)resenting five new knitrhts, wliom we be- 
lieve to be as true-blue as any that In ohlen time ever uplifted lance 
for ladv fair. They are, J. C. IJostwiek, F^lorida; Hudson Stuck, 
Texas; H. C Harris, Mississij)pi; Rittenhouse Moore, Alabanui; and 
John FearnleVi Kentucky. 1 wo of <mr northwest brothers left us 
this term. Both Bn)S. J. (). Mathewson Jr. and S. L. Graham have 
ijrone to Lehigh University to complete their Vourse. Hro. John 
M«'Clelland, one of our most esteemed brothers, has been coujpelled 
on account of severe sickness to return to his home in Franklin, 
Tenn., in order to recuperate. This leaves us with sixteen actives. 

Sijrma Nu is tlie lat^ist adrlitioti to Sewanee's fraternity roll. 
Rather, it is the latest n»al fraternity to enter, but still later a chap- 
ter of a would-be-fraternitv has blossome<l out. Tau Delta Si^ma 
has badt^ed a number of men. This is a small Smthern organization, 
newly born, but which probably has a brilliant future ahead if en- 
ertry counts for anything, for Tau Delta Si^ma is said to have estab- 
lished numerous chapt<trs durintr the j)ast f<»w wet'ks. This is our 
eiijhth, and we trust last fraternity, for a tinu* at least, at Sewanee. 

The Dkltas have received a lar^e number of honors this year, 
and silver cups and jrold medals, ''thick as leaves that strew the vale 
of V'allambrosa," attest the tjrenius of our boys. The chapter has 
been the recipient of a number of hand.some ^ifts of late. Our chap- 
ter house is a very nice affair, and a teimis court on the grounds has 
furnished much pleasure to ourselves and fri«'n<ls. Rev. X. B. 
Harris, \S"), of F^lorida, one of our best alumni, has bet»n with us 
nearly all the summer, and has just returned to his home. Beta 
Theti is triad t) welcomi* Tulane University into this Gnome, and 
we look forward with pride to tlu» day when the roval banner of 
Delta shall float promllv over every stormy citadel in the sunny 


Our University Opened Sept. 4th witli a larirclv increased at- 
tendance. Beta Kappa takes up the work this year with but four 
active members, but before this is published we shall have initiated 
a most ])romisin^ FVeshman, and we also hav<* oth<*r men und<'r con- 
sideration. We have as yet no rivals, but tho indications arr tiiat 
we will not lon^ remain in this happy state as oth<*r frati^ruitics an* 
makini^ efforts to establi-ih cha]>ters herr. \V« an* vt^rv fortunate 
in having a number of the "boys of old'* clost* at hand, who, altiioutrh 
years iiave passed since they were actives, tak«' the irn-atrst interest 
10 the welfare of our chapter. Our '•spikod men'' an» ann)ni^ the most 


his lioine in Detroit. Our chapter, nevertheless, after losing ho 
ni/iny, is in a prosperous condition. At our first meeting ten loyal 
Dkltas gathered around Epsilon's shrine and reviewed the prospects 
for the coniint; year. There is excellent material anionir the_new 
students and we have aln»adv four men pledired. 

On the evening of Aucr. 80, 188^), Bro. Loren W. Tharrett, 
superintendent of the Hillsdale schools, died of typhoid fever at Petos- 
kev. Mich. He i)roved himself a most loyal Delta, and was held, 
by all knowiriir liim, in hitrhest esteem. 

Bro. DilbridiJfe, after one year's absence, has returned to com- 
plete his course. 


The chapter lost two men by graduation, M. J. Hole and W. C 
Williams. The former will have charge of the Green Spriuif Acad- 
emy; while the latter will enter the medical department of the ITni- 
versity. We will open with five men. The prospects are bright for 
a good year. The other fraternities are enjoying prosperity with 
the exception of P/ti (tatntna I)elt*i which has only one man left 
an<l will probably jiass into the innocuous for the second time. 

As is our custom, our chapter went into camp on August Ttli 
and continued there for two weeks, breaking up in time to get into 
the city to receive ihe convention. 

The camp was located on a bluff overlooking lake Erie, twenty 
miles east of Cleveland, and was a success in the largest degree. In 
addition to th(? whole chapter w^e had several alumni as visitors, who 
stayed part of the time as their business would permit. 

The Convention has come and gone, but will be remembered 
long by those who were present. It was the prevailing opinion 
that while the deletrates were yountrer they surpassed those of form- 
er ye:irs in enthusiasm. All we reirret is that you are not '^oming' 
next year instead of two years hence. 

We are to be contrratulated on haviniif our worthy secretary, 
Ben. U. Uannells, with us as a resident alumnus. He will teach 
mathematics in the CtMitral High School. Paul M. Chamberlain, 
Iota, 'S8, who was amongst us last year, will enter Cornell this fall 
an<l pursue post-graduate studies. 

The most striking example of the eflficiency of the Ohio Idea is 
to be seen in the yeoman service rendered by the Ohio men in estab- 
lishing our three chapters in Boston town. We can send out other 

The bitter struggle of the past is fast i^iving way to a generous 
rivalry, /eta lost two men by graduation last spring, Bros. Wil- 
liams and Hole. Bro. Hole ha.s gone from the city to take charge 


We shall be very ^lad to hear from other chapters, and to wel- 
come to our retreat a ])kf.ta brother whenever lie arrives. 


On Sept. 80th the Institute opened its doors to a waiting army 

^>f about nine hundred students. Younfir men from the North, South, 

I^ast and West elbowed each other in the sj)acious corridors and 

ruslied from place to place in search of their own particular friends 

a.nd chums of [)ast years. Hearty f^reetintys w(»re heard on every 

side and even the grave faces of the professors assumed for tin; time 

&n almost genial appearance. Three hundred strapping Freshmen 

fill the places left vacant by last years Seniors and undergraduates 

wlio have left us. 

The Beta Xu chapter is progressing,-slowly because so young, 
but surely, because simported by solid men who intend it to become 
a fixed thing here at Tech. Two good men left the Tech. last year 
but they still remain in Boston and are equally interested with the 
rest of us in the success of our chaj>ter. 

We are now on the war-path for new men and are getting on 
well as far as good prospects are concerm^d. Already we have dis- 
cussed five men and think favorably of takintr them in. We en- 
deavor to secure men who are [)rominent in their classes, either as 
reganls standing as scholars, standing as gentlemen, or standing in 
general ability. 

This winter we hope to start in on a small scale with one or 
two rooms containing table, chairs, etc., etc., together with pictures, 
pamphlets, college miscellany, and fraternity matter in general, 
he men seem willing to go to a small expense each in order to for- 
ward the interests of the chapter. 

By the end of the winter we will have, not five as at j)resent, 
but fifteen good men 'in the cha])ter, will be settled in our new room 
or rooms, and will ])robably have a little deeper knowledge of Dklta 
Tal' Dklta and its doings than at present. 



Tulaiie, wrapt in her three month's slumber, was not awakened 
bv the kiss of Helios until the first day of October. liota Xi there- 
fore can have but little, if anything, to report on affairs whi(^h are 
centered in her domicile. W(^ may sav, however, that we have every 
reason to be full of confidence and hope for next session's work. 
Fraterin'tv feeliuij at Tulane is, as a rule, very friendly. The bitter- 
ness resultant from harsh strife has iia])pily crop])ed out butlittle here. 
We feel certain that our career will be attended with success in the 


highest degree. Our future is entirely free from iinjiediinent: it is, 
indeed, tinged with tlie very brightest hues. We do not wish to 
arrogate anything to ourselves, yet we cannot help conteiit«*dly 
licking our paws and happily purring away at the good beginning 
we have made- -at the fact that we, the newly-hatched, were re{ire- 
sented at the glorious Convention of ISSO. 

The infant-chapter feels that the eyes of the Fraternity are rest- 
ing on it. The very idea, while making its heart beat fast and loud, 
but strengthens its resolve to work hard and well. Beta Xi will 
see to it that not an iota of disappointment will be meted out to her 
Delta brethren. 


The general outlook is hopeful. The University has received 
an ♦HIMKM) bequest of commercial real estate in the business centre 
of Boston. Our college buildings are already so overcrowded that 
measures will soon be taken either to increase the room or to sift 
out a few of the sj)ecial students. The faculty is constantly gaining 
strength by additions and changes, while the curriculum becomes 
larger and more liberal year by year. 

At the beginning of her first campaign Beta Sigma numbers 
eight men, animated with real Delta enthusiasm and closely united. 
We have high hopes of obtaining a choice delegation. The entering 
class is the largest in the history of the college, affording at least 
twenty eligible men to divide with our rivals, Theta Delta Chi and 
Beta Theta Pi, which already include 24 and 22 members res])ect- 

We do not equal our com[)etitors numerically, and in fact do 
not ])ropose to, but [)refer to make our chaj)ter exceptional, not for 
numbers but for the character and standing of its members. 

To our local friend of the Theta Delta Chi S/n'c/f/ we promise 
that although Beta Sigma cannot well be *'a boy," she will at least 
do her best to resemble one in point of aj»petite and solid growth. 



Alpha — Prof. George I. Wright, as principal of the High 
School, is the right man in the right place. He, too, is a graduate 
of Allegheny College, and he is deeply interested in educational 
matters in the city and county.- ~£'j?. 

Prof. Wright is an alumnus of Alpha's of the year 1874. He 

was [^resident of the convention held in Pittsburgh in that year, and 

has always taken much interest in his fraternity. 

Rev. Chas. B. Mitchell, '79, who was called to Dr. Vincent's 
church at Plainfield, N. J., on the election of that gentleman as a 
Bishop of the M. E. Church, is spending the summer in Europe. 

Theta -Geo. C. Sturgiss, of our University of West Virginia 
chapter, class of 1865, has been appointed United States District 
Attoniey for West Virginia by the President. 

Eta- -S. F. Master, '80, studies law in Kalamazoo. 

H. N. Ott, '89, pursues a post-graduate course at the University 
of Michigan. 

L. E. Lovejoy, '89, is pastor of the M. E. Church in Three 
Oaks, Mich. 

E. A. Edmonds, '89, is managing a wood-pulp mill at Kau- 
kauna. Wis. 

Kappa — J. N. Martin, A. M., Ph. D., 'SO, is professor of Latin 
language and literature in the University of the Pacific. 

The Rev. L. A. Crandall, '78, who is now pastor of the Euclid 
Avenue Baptist Church of Cleveland, was made a 1). D. by his Al- 
ma Mater at the last commencement. 

Will Carletc:)n, '09, is one of the trustees of Hillsdale College. 


Ml* — D. A. Hayes, S. T. B., Ph. D., '84, is professor of Greek 
language and literature in the University of the Pacific. He is also 
librarian for the university. 

E. B. Lease, A. M., 'S*"), is associate principal and professor of 
Greek and T^atin in the Academic Department connected with the 
University of the Pacific. 

Ben U. Rannells, 'SU, is teaching mathematics in the Hi^h 
School of Cleveland, O. He was married to Miss Blanohe Chaffee, 
July 18, 'HU. 

Ed. H. Huirhes, \S1>, is studying theology at Boston University. 

F. R. Dyer, '81), is high school principal at Salem, (). 

H. W. Hargett, '89, entered the Ohio Conference of the M. E. 
Church this fall. 

H. L. Amiss, '89, is partner in a music firm at his home in Park- 
ersburg, W. Va. He was married to Miss Betty Dewall, August 
20, '89. 

W. G. Hormell, '89, is tutor in the preparatory department of 
the O. W. U. 

Horace A. Stokes, '87, was married to Miss Jessie Ewing, of 
Portsmouth, O., Aug. 21. He is teaching at the O. S. and S. <). 
Home, Xenia, Ohio. 

\Vm. Porter, '8<i, is teaching in the Blind Asylum, Columbus, 

Xr- Louis (f. Schultz, '8*-i, who has been connected with the 
U. S. Signal Service since his graduation, is at [)resent stationed at 

Xi -Edward M. Holmes, '80, was elected President of Simpson 
College at the* late meeting of the board of trustees of that college- 
President Holmes is one of the youngest in the profession, and we 
congratulate the boys tliat such an enthusiastic Dei.t has been made 
tlie head of their colleire. 


E. H. Thorn brue, '89, is professor of JjHim in the Nebraska 
Wesleyan University. 

Omicrox — Oinicron's ahimni are all prospering wonderfully. 
Those of last year are already profitably and pleasantly located at 
their chosen work, 

Chas. U. Burton has accepted a position as assistant civil on- 
tfineer with his former professor of engineering, Prof. Philbrick, at 
Lake Charles, Lwuiaiana. 

Geo. H. Magree is practicing law at his old home in Council 
Bluffs, Iowa. 

Chas. r^. Powell has decided to remain in practice at his home, 
Panora, Iowa. 

B. F. Scarborough writes of glowing results from his chosen 
future place of business, Iowa Park, Texas, where he is practicing 

V. T. Price and J. M. Grimm are students in the law depart- 
ment of the University, as is also our enthusiastic and good natured 
brother, Jul. Lisher, '88. 

We are glad to welcome to our midst once more Bro. Herbert 
Perry, who will graduate from the collegiate department this year. 

Bro. Boal, '89, is in Denver, having been tendered a profitable 
position as draughtsman in a corporation office. 

Tai- -Ikos. May and Wolfe, '89, have both secured lucrative 
positions in Altoona, Pa. 

Bkta Zkta — Frank Morris' ('82) old-book shop was invaded by 
all the bibliomaniacs on the (5th inst., (May,) and there was a gen- 
eral bustle all over the place. It seems that Mrs. Morris presented 
her husband with a splendidly bound first edition of young Ameri- 
cana on the 4th, and this event it was that excited our local maniacs. 
The topic of conversation was the title that ought to be given to the 


|»rizo. (lunther t<*lls Morris that heMl remember liim in his will if 
heMl name the new arrival Shakspere Autograph Morris, but Mr. 
Morris cannot see his way clear to accept this proposition: he would 
prefer some name a[>pealinir mort* directly to the sympathies of his 
coiistituencv. Dr. Poole thinks that Salem Witchcraft Morris would 
be a ^ood name; Dr. Stryker is ur^iui/ Thompsons S. as an appi*o- 
priate mime, the initial S. standinc^ for Seasons; as for Mr. Gunsaulus, 
he su^^ests Oomwell Arizona, and Mr. Bristol stands calmly but 
firmly for some such simple title as extra Illustration Morris, or Sec- 
ond Folio Morris, or Privately Issued Morris, or Autoirraph Copv 
Morris. Mr. (Tunsaulus was tellinur a orroup of the bibliomaniacs 
that there was nothinir so beautiful in a house as a bevy of briofbt 
children. "I have a very lovely family,'" said he. "'I hold, as the 
sinful would say, a bobtail flush." ** What's that?," asked the Hon. 
Charles B. Farwell, the well-known collector of bibles and psalm- 
books. "We were talking about children," explained Mr. (iuii- 
saulus, '"and I was sayinjr that in our family we had a bobtail flush 
- -four jrirls and a boy.'" Thereupon everybody laughed- every- 
body exce[)t the Saire of East Pearson street. ""No," said Mr. Far- 
well, smilin<r sadly. **It is evident that you have had no experience 
in the ways of the world; otherwise you would not make such an 
erroneous application of term-*. Vou do m^t hold a bobtail flush; 
yim hoM four of a kind -four (pieens and a jack -a powerful ^rood 
hand, sir, and I should advise you to stand pat." i'hinn/n Min'nhnj 

Bkta Eta J. Paul (l<>od«», "S^K is Professor of Science in the 
State Normal School at .Moorhead. 

J. W. Bennett, "S(>, formerly of the V. S. Sijrnal Service, is re- 
cu[)eratin^ from a prolonijed illness at his home in Montrose, Minn. 

F. ('. Shenehon, "SO, civil engineer, and C\ J. Johnson, '88, 
architect, are prosecutintr successful labors at Sault Ste. Marie. Mich. 

W. F. Webster, \S(), is principal of the Pushford hi^h school 
for a second year. 


F. N. Staiv, \SI^ 'SS. editor of the Howard F.ake HnnhJ and 


]mblisliur of The Hainhow, will he married on the eveiiin<r of Octo- 
ber 'ir)th to Miss I ma (.-. Wiiichell, former editor of Delta Gamma 
.l/i'7/o/v/, and dautfhter of N. H. Winehell, State Geolojrist of ^!in- 

Bkta K.vim'a Timothy Stanton, 'S:^, has been appointed as- 
sistant j)aleontolocrist at the Smithsonian Institute. 

iiiiy V.Thompson, "SS, has been elected piincipal of the gram- 
mar sehool at <irand Ha[>ids, .\!ich. 

Lambrrt Sternberi^, 'S-S, is in the Senior law class at the Uni- 
vorsitv of Michiiran. 

Bkta Xi T. Wayland Vanirhan, 'SU, has been aj>pointe<i to 
the chair of Latin in Mt. Lebanon Kiuversitv. 

Bkta Sh;.MA Hm. A. I). Hammitt, '8^1, has entered tlie School 
of TJH'olojrv at Denver l.'niversitv. Col. 

Jiro. W. E. Sonle, '8S, who has been teachinir at Allston, still 
retains all his old time enthusiasm and drops in occasionally *to see 
how the V)oys are ^ettin^ on.^ 


The newlv appointed minister to (tcrujanv, Wn). Walter Phelps, 
is a member of Psi L. and a irradiiatr of Vale. 

Thou<rh (.'hauncev ^L Depow's name was on the toast list of 
the IVi L'|>silon convt^ntion held in PochesU'r in May, he did not 
apj>ear. 'IMiis incident calls to min<l Mr. l)ep<'w's «»xplanat<^rv re- 
marks at the Psi l.'|>silon convention in New ^'()rk. 1SS(), when he 
electriti<*d liis hearers bv ifivinif them to understand that his name 
liad been placed on the ])roi;ram without his permission and that he 
Jiad a])|ieare<l only to save the committcf* from disirrace. 1>tUa l^p- 
jiituit (Jniirtfrlj/, 

W\ I [>siloii. in h<»r recent convention at Kochrster. (hM'linr<l to 
orant a charter t^» ju^titioners from the Kniv«Msitv of Mimiesota. })ut 
no reason is stated. 


Whitelaw Keid, U. S. Minister to France, is a member of I). 
K. E. 

Psi U])sil<jn, Phi Kappa Si^nia, Zota Psi and Delta Phi have 
been iriven land by the University <>f Pennsylvania, and with the 
aid of their alumni they except to build chapter liouses thereon. 
Union college has also yranted Psi Upsilon land for a chapter house. 

Ro^er S. Baldwin, of the Junior class of Vale, son of Prof(»ssor 
Baldwin, was one of the recent initiates of the Phi Beta Kappa soci- 
ety. The key which he wears is one which has been handed down 
from father and son in the Baldwin family for over a century. The 
oritfinal owner is said to liave been one of the society at William and 
Mary in 177(5. — Ynh XnrH. 


Alpha Delta i^hi has established a c)ia])ter at Johns Hopkins^ 
with nine new initiates and ten aUunni. 

Beta Theta Pi enters Syracuse University with twelve men, 
the sixth fraternity there. 

Theta Delta Chi has revived her chapter at Lafayette witli 
thirteen members, after its ^^n^st"*** of three years. 

Phi (lamma Delta has established chapters at Sheffield Scien- 
tific School and at Massachusetts Institute of Technoloiry. 


Tlie Theta Delta Chi, Harvard chapter, has ^one the way of all 

Si^ma Xu has entered Tulane, Vale, and North Carolina uni- 
versities, and Cornell Collem', Iowa. 

Kap|>a Siirnui has entered Tulane University. 

Theta Delta Chi graduated its only member of the (*har^e at 
Kenyoii Colleife at the last connnencement. 

Alpha Tau ()me<ra establishes 'i'ennessee Lambda chapter at 
Cumberland University. 



The Delta UpsUon QmirUrly comes to us promptly and for 
August fully sustains its excellent reputation. We do not wonder 
that so many of our exchanges find the Qunrterbj a good field for the 
shears, nor that they are not slow to use the material thus prepared. 
The Greek-letter Gossip department is particular rich and fresh; 
partly perhaps because it is published so late as August. Its chap- 
ter letters as a whole are quite remarkable, both for the quality and 
i^uantity. Tho' devoted largely to items of special interest to Defta 
ZTpHilnn thev are still very readable to an outsider. We have 
sighed in our hearts as we looked them thru' and longed for some 
thirty-five chapters of Dklta Tat Delta to rise uj) and go and do 

In the editorial department, however, there are signs of slack- 
ness and other imperfections. It is putting it a little strong to say: 
•^'Fraternities are the most im|)ortant factor in the college world 
to-day."' Such examples as Princeton and Oberlin are certainly not 
to V)e forgotten. They manager someliow to exist witiiout these 
most important factors. The fraternity spirit is a very important 
factor in college life, and we believe the pr<»sent forms of its mani- 
festation are grandly beneficial as a rule, and destined to a future of 
boundless usefulness. 

Really now! Is the Qftfirttr/*/ the mouthpiece of "every frater- 
nity*', or merely possc^ssed of peculiar clairvoyance that she says so 
<*onfidently: **Vale is now the great Mecca for every fraternity not 
having a chapter there." Perhaps Dtlta Upf^Unu is making eyes 
in that direction, or even ^Mnclinesalonir"" towards tiiat *'Mecca," but 
certainly the whole world is not at her heels. Until fraterniti<^s at 


Yale become university organizations, rather than Haas fraternities, 
the pilgrim way will not be over crowded. 

There is plenty of good advice as to the year's campaign about 
to begin, and such oracular staiemonts as the following are given 
due prominence: 


It isn't alwavs tlio stnnit^est chapter tlint ^(»ts the hest Freshman 

iu»ineniher, ( 'aiiij)ai<rn Coimnittees, that uiieeasinir exertion is 
th<» cost of a trood Kresliinan deU»^atioii. 

The iin|>ortan('«' of a irood Freshman ih4e<;ation cannot he t)ver- 
estiniatinl; therefore, eaninaiifn etnnniitt«M\ inak<* it vour Fmsiness 
this fall that I)(»lta l-psilon ha^^ the lar«rt»sl and tinest list of initiates 
in her liftv-iive years of trlorious history. 

The SttjHut Affthtt KpAllitn Ih-vuril for May was largely made 
uj) of Gnjek t^ossip, exchanges, and fraternity press sele<rtions. 
The latter de]>artinent has its merits, for it is hetter to take an arti- 
cle bodily from the {onrnal of the enemy than to make a •"•hash" of 
it and pass it off as ycjur own. The selectioiis are well made, and 
certainly *Npiitc tittin." We may find it a convenient example to 
follow. The articles on "hasty pledirinif" and ^'inti'mal aircrrandize- 
nH'nt"" are tiniely and to the point. All the editorials are cnnlited 
to the proper memhcrs of the editorial staff, an<l when such a Inrid 
hit as this is inserted, we are i^lad to know it is from th(* pen of the 
'^Kd. Cliffy 

^'oll may hive the stars in a nail keir, haiiif the ocean on a rail 
fence to dry, put the sky to soak in a crourd, uid)uckle the belly- 
band of etennty and let tlu* sun and moon out, but we don't think 
you can escape the phure that lies c^n the other side of puriraiorv if 
you don't pay for your liK<'oKi>. 

If the subscribers are of such a nature as to recjuire a warning 
like this, it is not to be wondered that the manager offers a ^old 
lieaded cane to '*the most active worker for the lirmiur" at the 
Convention in December, 1SS1>, in the hope to crot some ]»n)mpt sub- 
scribers. A retrular fraternity journal pnMuium-list will so(»n be in 

The Shhltl of Pht Kttp^pti Pf<i for June is a trood number, tho* 
not remarkable, 'i'he <Mlitorials are broad-minded and sensible, and 
a hap[)y contrast to the more ambitious artich-s earlier in tlie num- 
ber. The chapter h'tters show the customary amount of ""abnormal 
encephalic devcdopment." It miofht not be a bad scheme for /V// 
Ixtt/tfui I*st aloii^ with some of the other fniternitie«< to take a few 


les'<'>iis ill ohiiptor loltors frotn hfUn UpnUnn. The exrhan*]^^ do- 
|»iirtin«Mit, wliioli is not an I'xcliaii^o (l<»|»artiiiont, shows careful dis- 
crimination, hut can hanllv he called a success. As a wiiole tiie 
June nuinher is not u[) to the standard of the Mav. The N/d/VA/ 
niav exult in its nionthliness, hut all Phi I\tipfni /^sm are not of one 
inind and a ehanire is likely to come over the s|)irit of the Sfiiihrn 

• • • I 

dreams at anv time. Witness these resolutions jHissed early in the 
v«'ar hv their Second District (\.)uncil: 

"1. That each njonth a lenirthy discussion of some topic of 
general fraternity interest ht» published. 

"'J. That a dejKirtment pertainiuirto the dointrsof /V// I\tfjtp*f 
Psi in activ<* colleije life he introduced. 

"'J. That the freipientry lA puhlication ix* amended so as to 
make t!ie Shirhl bi-n»onthlv or (piarterly, if hy so dointr the journal 
couhl h*' imprrived." 

The July KnjtfHi Afpfm Jniinml o[)ens with the i*hapt(»r letters 

and may well say of them, *'we have a cfoodly nund)er of stronir 

ifood letters which breathe true fraternity life and spirit. *** The 

Iftter from Delta chapter at Wofford Colh^^e is as commendable as 

it is unusual. It crives a list of the fratc^rnities there*, the number of 

th!-! mcmb(?rs of each and a list of all the honors, aiid all the irradu- 

ates of each chapter there. It is truly refn'shin^. Aniontr the 

•••Notes and < Mip|»inirs''"' is a s(^v(mi pa<xe article from Tfn Arroir^ «mi- 

titled "'Should WonuMi Practice Medicine?" This with a live pai^e 

lett-r of travel from an alumni, makes admirable jiaddint^, if paddiiicr 

must be had. 


Dki.ta Tat Dklta iiivad«Ml Ni*w EnLfland on Ma> *«)th, and re- 

versf<l th«» old sayinuf of "■killinif two birds with oru^ stone" by 

brinirintf to life two chapters at on(» birth. The "babies" honu's are 

in Boston rTniversity and Tufts C'olleirc. Mr. President Trantwein, 

c»f the Northern Division of Dnr/rA Tai Dkma, initiat<M| eleven 

men intx) the Bostr)n chapter and s(»ven into tin* Tufts chapt<'r. The 

latter chapter has a stronjLf the()loj[ri<'al cast four nf the seven meni- 

hers belonirinsr to tht? l)iyinity Sch«)ol. Dklta Tai Dkita. we 

^ ..." • • • 

believe, enjoys the distinction of beinir the lirst fraternity to triv*' 

birth to twins. -/>///// l-jtsfltm <^>mirf* rfi/. 


We have one more fraternity to compete with now. It came 
auionsr lis, no one knows how or whence, quietly as the morning 
li^ht. We went to sleep one ni^ht with the knowledge of such a 
fraternity in College as Sicrma Beta. When we read the next 
morning's papers we learned that a chapter of Delta Tat Dklta 
had been established among us. It was a case of transmi^rratiMiK 
probably. We wish it success, though we feel somewhat as the man 
did who was congratulated on an additirm to his family: ''*lts good 
enough only I wish it was a boy."- -Tfifta Fhftti i'fn' ('or. frttm 
linHfoH I '// tn'rHift/. 

Better not sleep again, friend. 

Tl'KTS <'OI.I.K(JK. 

There has recently been established in the college a cha[)ter of 
the Dklta Tat Dklta Fraternity, which makes the fourth secret so- 
ciety among the students. - i'ollvij*- World^—Mtnt uml Kjrprt'Mi. 

Wn)ng, friend editor, there are now four (ri't^ek L^'tttr Sf>rirfnj< 

at Tufts, but one of them is called Delta I'jjsilon. 

Delta Upsilon should have a chapter at John Hopkins. Tliere 
are many graduates of Delta Upsilon Dursuing post-graduate courses 
there who are unanimous in tin desire to have a chapter of the fra- 
ternity established in this, one of the first of American universities. 
The undergraduate department is strong in numbers and scholar- 
ship and has a high class of students. The ground has been been 
little worked, the only fraternities now represented being Beta Theta 
Pi, Phi Kappa Psi, Al]>ha Delta Phi and Delta Phi. There are stronjr 
indications that Theta Delta (Mii and Delta Tau Dcdta will have en- 
tered the <*ollege before this ap])ears in print. —I>t1tn Uf>f<ifon Qtajr- 

A correspondent in Johns Hopkins writes: ^' Alpha Delta l*lii 

has established a chapter here. Th(»t« Delta Chi is reported to have 

re-established her chapter, and there are indications that Delta Tau 

Delta doesn^t intend to be found below the edge of the soup-tureen.*" 


Has the correspondent of th<» D. V. (Quarterly turned fraternity 

weather prophet? 

1 mentioned in the early ]»art of my hotter that we expected a 
new fraternity at Tulane. It has come. The other morning the 
barbs were amazefl to sei» that another <f their number had turned 
traitor and become civilize<l, and the Greeks were glad to s<»e that an- 
other barb had be«Mi rescued from the bonds of itfuorance. All this 
knowledge was produced by st>eing a cpieer, sipuire-looking article 
piiHM'd to the breast of Barb Vaughan, which, on closer inspection, 
proved to b(» tlu' insignia of Drlta Tau Dt'lta. Psi extends good 


wishes, and the ho])e8 of a lon^ and strong life to the *• baby.' — 
Cor. from Tulane, Ka^^pn Alpha Jmirnah .Fuly. 


/♦^ta Psi is content to exist at Vale as a junior siiciety, and 
|»laces its<»lf on a level with T). K. K. and Psi l'[)silon. 

Alpha Delta Phi has formed a ohapterat Johns H(jpkins 1,'niversity 
with eiifhteen nieinbeis: six of this number were initiates i>f the fra- 
ternilv before they entered the University. The charter was crranted 
at the late convention, which was held with the Vale chapter on May 
7th and 8th. 

The Hamilton chapter of Alplia Delta Phi is reported to be in 
a bad way. A Hamilton correspondent writes that they have *'no 
s<*holarship, no social standing, ////////^ Ihlttt VjufUon Qintrtvi'Iy, 

Chi Psi has during the pasi year lost its Rochester chap- 
ter, orijanized in 1SS4. 

Psi Upsilon has just surprised the Greek World by granting 
a charter to petitioners from the University of Pennsylvania, and 
there were rumors, caused bv iiuiuiries from members of l*si Upsilon 
that the local S(»cietv at the University of Minnesota known as Theta 
Khi would soon be admitted to the sacre<l mysteries of that fra- 
ernitv. It has been kn(»wn for some time that TiietA Phi had an 
ambition in this direct ion, thou<rh it would have put up with D. K.E. 

Alpha Di (vamma of Marrietta C/olleir<» trav«» u[> the ^host dur- 
ing the colletre year just ended. This society has existed as a local 
or^'anixation in the college since the year ISoU, and had a very pros- 
perous career for some time. It has hf)wev«'r lately fallen into dis- 
repute amon^ the students, and internal trouble caused its disrup- 
tion. Those of its members who are left will probably petition 
some chaptered society. 

Theta Delta( -hi has recently lost its Harvard chapter: none of the 
fraternities of that University can br said to br in a i^ood conditioii. 
Kapi>a A1]iha is becrinning to discuss the advisability of placing 


chapters in the North, thon»rli tlie sontiiutMit as vot has not iiiH<le anv 
^rrat hradwav. This frat«.Tiiitv, though ossonlially h)c'al in its hab- 
itat and rath(»r narrow in its ideas, stan<ls well toward tlio hoa*! 
anion^ its itnnnnliato rivals, and we trust, shouhl it over decide to 
i^xtend its horders, tliat it will d<j so with inort* judii^nient than the 
Southern fraternities of Al]>h-i Tau Orueira and Sitrnia Alpiia I'psilon. 
These orcrani/.ations iiave orrant«»d eiiarti'rs so indiseriiuinatelv, 
hoth as reirjirds the jh rtinmi of the |:)etition<'rs and the standini^ <if tlit- 
eolleires. that South«»rn fraterniiies are rather below par in the Nortli. 

Phi Kappa Psi - Duriiiir tht* month of April, at Syracuse, X. ^^. 
Alexandria, Va., (rreeiicastle, Ind., and Chicatifi^ Jll., tliis fraternity 
held its district conventi<»ns, all heinir fairly successful. The sul>- 
jects of Extension and (.'ha[>ter houses w<»n? universally discussed. 
In the matter of extension the State ( -niversities of (ieoriria. 'i'eii- 
iiessee. Alabama, and Texas were reconinu>n<led, also Tulane, Van- 
derbilt, and Kose lV>lvtecnic Institute at Terra Haute, hid. A tr«)od 
deal of dissatisfaction was ex|)ress<»d with tin* present nu^thod «>f 
ii'rantinif charters, and the (.Miicaifo convention recommended tiie fol- 
lowing proposed amendment, for the (rimsideration of the conven- 
tion of the Fraternity: "A charter sliall be trrante<i if it receives the 
assent<if all th<» chapters of the <listrict within which it is located, and 
is not ne«^atived by more than two of the .-hapters of tiie other tlis- 
tricts.'^ More chart«'rs will certaiidv be jrranted if anythinir like the 
above becomes the law of the frarernity. but we hardly think Phi 
Kap|)a Psi will voluntarily reduce itself to a levcd with Al|)ha Tau 
Ometra in this very imp'»rtant matter. A movt^ment stirl<»d to 
make the Shh-hf a (puirt<»rly. Tin* pn^sidents of the Stati' Universities 
oflJeoriria, South (^irolina, and Viririnia.alsoof Peinisylvania Collefre, 
Wittenberir, Hahlwin I'niversity, Ma<*alister. MuhleTd)erif and Par- 
sons, are members of tliis fraternity. After considerini'' the uuitter 
for nearly two years this fraternity has criven up the idea of g-rant- 
iiiiT a eharter t«> its petit'oners from Kimx Colletrc 

In No. 1 of the Phi (lannna Delta (jmirft rif/ for tiiis year there ap- 
peared an «*xt«'nded notice of (Jen. Lew Wallace, in No. *2 Prof. Wid- 
path is i^iven prominence, and in an editorial of the same number it 
is remark«'d: 


•"If there is one distinction more than another in which Phi 
(famnia Delta can boast pre-eniinenoe, it is that she is a literary fra- 
teniitv. By this is not meant that the nature of her meetinufs are 
of a literary east, hut that her sons have attained prominence in the 
tield of scholarship and literature, rather than in politics. We are 
never weary of enumeratincr the names of FiCw Wallace, Edward 
Ecjirleston, Maurice Thomj^son, John (Mark Kidpath, (ieneral Sher- 
idan and a hO"»t of lesser liirhts, V) the prospective^ candidate/' 

A fraternity which makes such claims shoidd prove it by her 
lejritimate sons, which the above named are not, liavin^ been elected 

honorary members of Phi (rannna Delta after thev became fam.)us; we 

doubt that (ren. Sheridan ever took even tht» oatli of allci^iance to 
Phi Crainma Di'l*a. All fraternities atone p<^riodof their lives seiMU to 
liave initiated such members, but with the excerption of Phi (lan)ma 

Delta and Alpha TauOmetraall have stopped it, trenerally by Ici^isla- 
tion. Thesetwo continue it, and Phi Ganmia J)elta"'s chapter at Penn- 
sylvania State Colle«^e is even now boasting of the expectation of elect- 

intr three of the professors of that institution. A fraternity sui'h as 



Phi (Tamma Delta should be able to raise her own noted sons. 
Phi Gamma Delta entered the Massachusetts Institute of T«M'hnol- 
otfv on March 8(>th, by the initiatiem of four men each from the 
classes of '^U and "112. 

We quote without comment two <piotations taken from the Delta 
Upsilon Quart4:»rly for May: "'Push out into the new and rapidly 
^rowiiitr West; it is soon to be the campincif ground for the hosts 
of civilization, and the fraternity which i5<'ts the lead at the start 
will be hard to run ai^ainst. Leave the older institutions of the 
Kast, where there is so much shade, and select the flourishing col- 
leges of Iowa, Minnesota, Kansas, and others, where the sunli<rht is 
plenty and only waitinjjf to be used. Some (^f our rivals have no- 
ticed the rare promise of this Western country, and have already ob- 
tained a foothold. Shall we be behind them':' The fraternity at 
lartre will, the Grand ('hapter hopes, hv pleased with the vigorous 
[joliey now bein^ followed in the East. It is certainly tluMc that 
we find most room for advanc<Mnent, bearinM- In mind that wc. already 
easily leads all others in the West/' 
V'ea verily. 



V\w Followrtliijj Assoi'iatiiMi of tlio I'niversity <>f Miiim»sotH 
lias s(»lectc<l Kendriir C Babcock, Dki.ta T.\r Dklta, and <K L. 
I'n^ifs, Phi Kappa Psi, from the Senic^r Class, to rori'ivt* the fellow- 
ships for the eoniiii<r year. Kaoh Fellowship is worth Vt2r»(). Mr. 
BabcfK'k will follow the studv of hist«>rv, and Mr. Triirtrs that <if 
inoderi) literature. 

Allegheny C'olh^ire is a eonirenial home for fraternities; tlii' 
three ohlest and most firmly establisherl are Phi Kappa Psi. I'lii 
Gannna l)elta, and Dk'.ta Tat Dklta, and each of these eha])ters 
has taken a prominent part in »j^uiciintr the poliey of its own frater- 
nity, and has produced men prominent as leadeiv. The present 
Genl. Seey. of I^hi Kappa Psi, Mr. ^^^ ('. Wilson, with his assistant, 
Mr. S. S. Ford, are from AUe^rheny. The Phi (ianuna Delta ^^m/r- 
ti'tltf is published by the local chapter, and every member of Dklta 
Tau Dklta knows the matjrnificent reconl of Al|)ha's boys, dating' 
back to lS7r>. The fact that the diiferent fraternities ran find ex- 
cellent material in a college wliich is not a lar^e one, is proof con- 
clusive of the hi^h ^ra<le of its students. Phi Delta Theta and 
Si^nia Alpha Kpsilon also have chapti'rs here, but they are new 
comers and as vet seem to have made no impression «>n their frater- 

Siiruui Chi (^njoys the distinction of initiatiriir preps, at l>ickin- 
sjon Collei^e, and also at Tulane Cniversity, and the Kappa Alpha 
corresponcl(»nt from the latter place, in connnentinir on the matter, 
says very forcibly: 

"The Siirma Chis hav<» (;vince<l a desire to bc^ free lances in fra- 
ternity mattei*s by initiatinif several men in the hiHi school. Aside 
from beinir without i)recedent, and a disreirard for the feelinifs of 
other fraternities, which dtuibth'ss was a minor consideration in tliis 
casi% it is an evident ct)nfessioii of weakness rui their part, and, tluTe- 
fore, a harm to their fraternity in ireneral. (.'ertainly n«) fraternitv 
won hi initiate a man in a hinfh school unless it feared it would lose 
him if h«' ifot into the collcifr. 'i^akincr this view of it, it is also an 

in ustice to the man initiated. Ph'dirinir men is all ritrht; this leaves 

•' . . ... 

them a chan«'<* to retreat, if tliey so desire, but to initiate them is to 

setth; the matter forever so far as their relation to fraternities is con- 
cerned. It is such doiuifs as this that <'ause the few troubles existintf 
in fraternitv affairs." 


Siirnisi (Mii has entered the I'niversitv of North ('arf»liiia with 
six rimrter iiieiiihers, ami the l-iiiversitv of Southern California with 
eU'ven nienihers. The latter University was iii*st organized in 1S.S0. 

Beta Theta Pi has reeentlv granted a charter to twelve peti- 
tioners, students of Svracuse I'niversitv. 

ft ■ 

Sitrina Alpha Epsilon is said to hav«» irivm u|> the Hirht at Kr- 
skiiie ('olh'i^e, and dishanrUM.1. 

Phi Delta Theta durin<r the past year lias initiat«'d two of the 
]»r<>f»'ssors of lh«» University of the South. 

lieta Theta Pi lias recentlv i^ranted a charter to applicants at 
PiMinsvlvania State Colieire, prominent anionic whom is a son of 
(.Tovernur Heaver. Phi Delta 'iheta recent Iv received a petition an<l 
refused a charter to certain applicants at the same time, anrl amonir 
whom was the cr«Mith»man just meiitioiu'd. From this fact we infer 
that the a))plicants chartered by Beta 'I'heta Pi are tlu' sanH> as tliose 
rocentiv refused i)v Plii Delta Theta. Srrntf for .June. 

Can it hti possible that Phi Delia Theta does sonu*times refuse 

a charter? 

Sinfina Alpha Epsilon luis entered Simpson Collcirc with a chap- 
ter of ten men, six of whom were * j»rrps' at the time the chapter was 

«>riraniz »d. 

Ali'IIA '{'ai ()\rK«iA — To-dav «)ur active* mend>ership is eleven 
in,Mi, These nu^n are all below tlie Senior class. Xumericallv, Heta 
Eta ranks fourth ainon«^ the nint* chapt<M-s of (Ireek Letter Fraterni- 
ties in this university. As to her irem^ral standinir, uKHlestv for- 
bids namincif her rank, except to sav -that every other fraternity in 
collem* recrard us secoini only to //// yy/.v* //■# y. Cnr. tn Pafm fi'nm 

o. \\\ r. 

This is mod(»sty with a [)urposi'. 

Al|)lia Tau Omecra hopes to pla«.'(» a chapter soon in X'amhTbilt. 

I unist relate a remarkable ex]>eri«'nce one in a thousand 
wliile on my bridal jaunt in New ^'()^k, in Deerniber, 1 wore my 
Alpha Tau rinir, and lost it in a iiromlwav ear wlilh' on our way to 
church. Of course, 1 never expected to Hnd it. W'licJi lo and hv- 
liohll the Pai.m brinies it back as if bv mairicl The ririi^ was found 
by .Mr. Januts F. Mur]diy. hS Washington Stri'et. New N'ork. Mr. 
^lurphv exhibited the rinif to Mr. Alfreil P. Trautwciu. associati* 
Editor of the Dcdta Tau Delta 1l>iuihnii\ as a euri<»sitv. askinix him 
what the symbol was. Mr. Trautwein, who is an old and beloved 


friend of Alplia Tan ()iiie<ra, at once told Mr. Muq»hy that ho could 
readily find the owner for hhn. Of course lie sought the and 
I to-day received the rinir, which is now especially prized. I thank 
both of these gentlemen through the Palm for their kindliness, and 
bespeak, on the part of all Al|>haTaus, for Delta Tau Delta's fra- 
ters, recipro(;al courtesy should ihe occasion ever arise. 

Norfolk, Va., Ajml K INSIK W. X. Evkkktt. 

.Vlpha Tau Onicira has enten^d Albion C'olle^e with a chapter 
of twelve men, whom our (chapter re])oi'ts to be of trood quality. 

Alpha Tau ( )meira is a fraternity with thirty -five chajiters 
founde<l in various colle<res <^f the country. It was organized in 
ISOf") an<l in the year JH7U had about twelve active chapters, yet of 
the thirty-five existing to-day there are only five clia]»ters, which were 
organized before ISSO. This does not argue well for the organiza- 
tion and stability of the fraternity. 

The luitional coun<Ml of the l^lii l^eta Kapjia held its triennial 
session at Saratoga on Sept. 4th and '"ith. It was rej sorted that the 
Alpha of New .Jersey, at I'rinceton, had acce|)t^Ml the constitution if 
the Ignited Chapters. ('hart<»rs w(»re granted for the establishment 
of new cha]>ters at I)e I'auw Tniversity, Greencastle, Ind.; tin- 
University of Kansas, l-,awrence, Kan.; the Xorthwestern University, 
Evanston, 111.; an<l Lafayette colleift* Easton, Pa. A connnitte*? 
a|>pointed the previous evening submitted its rejiort, which was 
ado])ted. It was that a committee of seven bt' instruct«»d to take 
into particular consideration the plan of preparing a monumental 
work to i'onsist of monographs on the progress of each of the s|»ecial 
branches of sciencre and literary art in .Anu-rica since its discovery 
4(H) years atro. This committee is authorized to oflFer, in case tin* 
necessary funds <'an be raised, two jjrizes of ♦8,(MM) each for the 
best general essays on Ameri<»an progress in sci<»nce and literature, 
resjH'ctivelv. Tlie cominitt<*<» inriudi's Misho]) Potter of New York, 
President Adatns (»f ('ornrll University, President (lilman of Johns 
Hopkins (nivensitv. President Eliot of Harvard Univ<»rsity, Presi- 
dent Antrell of the University of Michigan, and President Nortlirop 
of the Univ(»rsity of Minnesota. It was recoiimiended by the older 
chaptei-s that they c<>nsi«ler the tlesirability of <liminishing the num- 


bor of men elocte<l into tlio Phi Beta Ka|)|)a from oiu»-thir.l to one- 
fourth of tlio whole number in each class. 

A statistical rej»ort of colleirjate honors from -<*> chapters of 
Delta T.vr Dki.t.v irives the follo\vin<r int«»n»stinir result for the 
year ISSS-U: -Class r)ffi<«ials and holders of class honors, 4(»: editors 
and managers of collo»re and class journals. 4'J; captain** of ball 
clubs and officials of athletic associations, 8"i: niilitarv oHicers, "1*1: 
field-dav winners, 18; collei»'e instructors and hohlers of fellowships, 
9; winners of scholarshi|) prizes. '">; nmsic and art eluh leatlers and 
otTicers, 10; winners of oratorical honors, Vi; othcials and Imlders 
of honors in literary, scientitic, reliiriom an I otlu»r sori^ties, -iT}, 
These positions and honors sum u]> to a total of *ir>0, or rxactly \0 
honors to each cliaj)ter represented, and ahout om* in)nor to each 
active member in the "l^S chapters reportintr. It certainly sp<»aks well 
for a fraternity when every memb<'r on an averaire thronirhout its 
}>ody is deemed of sufticient calibn* and <'liara<*t(»r by his collecrc to 
be honored by a colleirc position or has th(» forcc^ and ability to win 
a college contest. The record speaks wtdl for the care and skill 
exercised by the fraternity in the selection of its men a!i<l for the 
beneficial effect which fraternity surroundinirs and stinnilus have 
Upon colle^riate work. 

One of tln» atfrerable surprises in the statistical nM'ord is that 
f<jr ev«'ry pair of cliaj>ters in Dklta Tat Dki/ia, as far as n*j)ort 
lias been made, there are an av«»raire of (>v«»r three editors, three 
oratorical winners, thnM' literary or otlii'r soi'iety oni<'ials, and three 
liolders of class honors. Allowing an averair<' of ten active members 
to each of tlu- chapters reportintr, irives the result that every sixth 
Dki.ta is an editor, every sixtii is an orator, every sixth is a society 
official, and ev«»ry sixth is tlu* n'cipient of a class Inuior. The stan- 
dard of Dki.taism certainly >tands the test of fiiifures with credit. 


Statistical Iii'j)ort by clas'*<s for the collrtrr year ISSS ISV.I. 
This report apjiroaches more n<-arly to ai»sii|iiti' corr^'ctness tiian that 
of any previous year, it liaviny; heen iMinipilrd frotii the n^jmrts of 
the chapters themsfd yes, and rev'sftl to aifree with returns rereiv«'d 
from other resources:- - 




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Vol XIII. January, 1890. No. 2. 




A Quarterly Magazine 


Fraternity and Qollege Interests. 



K. C. BABCOCK, Editor in Chief, 
MAX WEST, Assistant Editor. 




Whit«lttw Heid, U. S. Minister to France, is a member of D. 
K. K. 

Psi U])silon, Phi Kappa Siirma, Zeta Psi and D(»lta Phi have 
been xrivon land by the University of Pennsylvania, and with the 
aid of their alumni they except to build chapter houses thereon. 
Union college has also i^ranted Psi Upsilon land for a chapter house. 

Roger S. Baldwin, of the Junior class of Yale, son of Professor 
Baldwin, was one of the recent initiates of tlie Phi Beta Kappa soci- 
ety. The key which he wears is one which has been handed down 
from father and son in the Baldwin family for over a century. The 
original owner is said to have been (me of the society at William and 
Mary in 1770. — Vft/i^ yeirtt. 


Alpha Delta Phi has established a cha|)ter at Johns Ho|)kins, 
with nine new initiates and ten ahnnni. 

Beta Theta Pi enters Syracuse University with twelve men, 
the sixth fraternity there. 

Theta Delta Chi has revived her chapter at I^afayette witli 
tliirteen members, aft^r iti* •-rest"" of three years. 

Phi (jramma Delta has established chapters at Sheffield Scien- 
tific School and at Massachusetts Institute of Technoloify. 

The Theta Delta Chi, Harvard chapter, has gone the way of all 

Sigma Nu has entered Tulane, Vale, and North Carolina uni- 
versities, and Corn(;ll Collem*, Iowa. 

Kappa Sigma has enttT<'d Tulane University. 

Theta Delta Chi graduated its only member of the charge at 
Kenyan Colleife at the last commencenient. 

Alpha Tau Omega establishes Tennessee Lambda chapter at 
Cumberland I'nivt'rsity. 

r. — Washington and Jefferson College, Robert Linton, Box 1, 
Washington, Pa. 

A. — Lafayette College, F. H. Clymkr, 148 McKeen Hall, Easton, Pa. 

F. — Stevens Institute Technology, N. S. Hill, Jr., Box 71, Stev- 
ens Institute, Hoboken, N. J. 

T, — Franklin and Marshall College, Lewis T. L.vmpe, Harbaugh 
Hall, Lancaster, Pa. 

)'. — Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, W. C. H. Slagle, Box SO, 
Troy, N. Y. 

B . I. --Lehigh LTniversity, J as. A. McClurg, Fountain Hill House, 
South Bethlehem, Pa. 

li M, — Tufts College, Henry R. Rose, Box 35, College Hill, Mass. 

li S. — Massachusetts Institute Technology, F. G. Howard, Boston, 

// 2*. — Boston University, Geo. B. Fiske, 33 South Russell St., Bos- 
ton, Mass. 


0. — University of Georgia, Jno. M. Grimm, P. O. Box 1891, Iowa 

City, la. 
£*. — Simpson College, J. M. Jamieson, Indianola, Iowa. 
H, — Iowa State College, J. S. Chamberlain, Ames, Iowa. 

* B r. — University of Wisconsin, L. B. Trux, 531 State St., Madison, 

// //. — University of Minnesota, J. F. Hayden, 517 Fifteenth Ave., 
S. E., Minneapolis, Minn. 

• li h\ — University of Colorado, Harry N. Wilson, Box 656, Boul- 

der, Col. 

New York Alumni Association. 

Chicago Alumni Association, Wharton Plummer, 78 La Salle St., 

Nashville Alumni Association, John T. Lellyett, Nashville, Tenn. 
Twin City Alumni Association, Will H. Wright, '"Evening Jour- 

naV^ Minneapolis, Minn. 



Editorial, --------- 5 

New Men; Fraternity Friendship; Sample Rainbows; 
Obituary Words; (-re^cenf^Yoh, 1 and IT; College Ex- 

chanires; J h' E and Fraternity Honor, - - - 10 

Literary AM» Fraternity, ----- H 

Our Chapter Genealogy, Whttrton Plntnmfr^ J, - 11 

Alfred Hix Welsh, A. E, Hyre. //, - - - !« 

Jackson Morgan Philips, H. E. liemis^ .1, - - 21 

Her Kye^— Poem //y W. A, Hobomh, //,--- 22 

A Marital P^ailure — Pottm hi/ Ghk Horton^ J, - - 5^8 

College Hopes- -T^ofw />?/ T^ /?. Andrew^ //, - - - 24 

Symposium, ....----- 25 

The Fraternity in College Politics— .Vcf^ We^t, H II, - 25 

The Spirit Which Characterizes Us - W. L. Y, Damn, J/, 29 

The Chapter and the General Fraternity— /T. /?. X., E, '92, 30 

From the Ciiai»ters, ------- 32 

Beta, 82; Gamma, 38; Delta, 84; Epsilon, 34; Eta, 36; 
Iota, 38; Lambda, 89; Mu, 89; Nu, 40; Xi, 41; Fi, 43; 
Rho, 48; Tau, 44; Upsilon, 45; Phi, 46; Chi, 48; Psi, 48; 
Omega, 49; Beta Beta, 50; Beta Delta, 51; Beta Epsi- 
lon, 52; Beta Zeta, 58; Beta Eta, 54; Beta Kappa, 55; 
Beta Iota, 56; Beta Mu, T)?; Beta Nu, 57; Beta Xi, 58; 

Beta Sigma, - - ------ 60 

College World, - • - - - - 61 

Greek World, ------ 65 

Exchanges, .-.-.- 71 

Twin Citv Alumni Association, - - - - 78 

Appendix — Table of Chapter Development, - - 79 

Chapter Secretaries, . . - . - 2 


Vol. XIII. JANUARY, 1890. No. 2. 


By the time this number of the Rainbow reaches the chapters^ 
the most of the contests for new men will be over. The year will 
be half ^one; and the tendency to enjoy in quiet and freedom from 
fixertion, the fruits of the first term's campaign, will be strong. To a 
^ood degree this is desirable, giving as it does the chance for the 
chapter to devote its energies to building itself up, to training the 
new members in the way they should go to make better men as well 
as loyal Greeks. But no sense of complacency and satisfaction ought 
to blind any chapter to the fact that all the good or even all the best 
men become fraternity men in the first or even the second term. 
Many a brilliant high-soaring rocket of the first term comes tum- 
bling down in the third term, a mere ordinary stick. The most bril- 
liant flowering often appears on some plant that has been transplanted. 
Scan the non-fraternity men repeatedly, closely, and with an eye to 
possibilities. Because a man has once been dropped, need not pre- 
clude all future consideration of him. Indeed some of the members 
who have done the most credit to the chapter and fraternity, have 
been men initiated in the sophomore or even junior year — men who 
in the earlier years were barely mentioned. Eternal vigilance and 
unremitting activity are the greatest elements in fratemitv success. 
A chapter should not become a missionary society, or hot-house for 
tender plants; but it needs to watch lest it be too late in appreciat- 
ing the sterling worth- of some fellow, who by virtue of changed en- 
vironment, rapidly stei)S into the front rank. 

* * 

A word, too, about the men who have been asked to join 
Dklta Tat Dki.ta, and who have seen fit to ally themselves with 
some other fraternity. First or last, every chanter of every frater- 


nity loses some man to one of its rivals. All too often he is utterly 
ignored, after his initiation by that rival, and the ardent liking of 
hopeful "working" days turns into positive dislike or even worse. 
Any man, who after due consideration by the members of any 
chapter has been judged worthy of an invitation to join that chap- 
ter, is worthy at least of the place of friend, even though his ways 
be not the chapter's ways. Some of the warmest college friendships 
are of this very scrl. Not only are they valuable as friendsliins, 
but they promote good feeling between rival cha[)ters. I^ife is too 
short for nursing grudges or for trying to prove that sweet grajjes 
have suddenly begun souring when they fall into a rival's basket. 
The man after being for some time a member of a rival fraternity, 
may, and in all probability will, change and perhaps for the worse, 
but till then let him occupy an honorable place on the list of frien<ls. 


Like No. 1, this number of the Thk Hainijow will reach many 
a former member of Delta Tau Delta who has not seen a copy 
for some years. In fact, in mailing our first number, we ado]>ted 
a scheme, (which we have since found 77^- Si(/mo Chi Quartfrhj 
tried last year), of sending a copy to every former member whose 
address we were reasonably sure of. VVe are encouraged to see in 
the November 2' .V (^unrterUf^ whicli has come since we began writ- 
ing, that it succeeded so well that the same scheme is being tried 
this year. Lists of alumni members were furnished us by a good 
many chapters and late in November the old mailing list was for- 
warded from Chattanooga by a brother of our late Brother Philips, 
and from these our new list was made up. If this number reaches 
any who did not receive the first one, we will gladly forward it 
upon notice. We hope by thus scattering our journal broadcast 
among our alumni to renew their int<»rest and enthusiasm for Delta 
Tau Delta as they read of her recent achievements, as they again 
find themselves in touch with the old college and the '"boys of old/' 
letting their thoughts wander as they list among days spent at 

The intelligence of the deaths of our brothers, J. M. Philips, 


-1 '85, and Prof. A. H. Welsh, // '73, will sadden all hearts 
throughout the length and breadth of the Delta world. It is rarely 
that we are called upon to chronicle in one number, the loss of 
two such beloved and honored members. Those of us who met 
Brother Philips at the Cleveland Convention of 1888, could add an 
appreciation of his high personal and social worth, to those bril- 
liant qualities of mind and that lovaltv to Dei.taism, which made 
his two issues of the Rainbow so successful. We are glad to add 
to our sketch of his life, a tribute from the pen of Mr. Walter B. 
Palmer, the historian of Phi Delta Theta, which appeared in the 
Nashville /TfA/Zf/, November 8, and which we publish with the per- 
mission of Mr. Palmer, who writes: '*He was my ])ersonal friend 
but I have said nothing too eulogistic of him. He was held in the 
hiofhest estimation bv all who knew him and his death is gfreatlv to 
be deplored." The life sketch of Prof. Welsh we abridge from an 
article in the December JinchtelUe^ written by Brother A. E. Hyre 
of Buchtel College, where Prof. Welsh became a member of Eta 
chapter and where for some years he was professor. We will not 
mar the beauty and completeness of Brother Hyre's tribute by any 
further praise of a man whose worth was so widely appreciated. 

By the kindness of Brother W. W. Lowrv, a former member 
of Chi chapter, we are possessed of volumes I. and II., of The 
Crescent, and also copies of the first and second General Catalogues 
of the Delta Tali Delta Fraternity. These are interesting, as 
well as valuable, and we hope to demonstrate our thanks by a more 
extended use of them in some future issue. 

■X- -Jf 

We are glad to acknowledge the receipt of so manv copies of 
college journals sent in response to our reipiest in the last number. 
Some of the chapters have sent us e()|>ies of every number, while 
others have sent only one or two. We ho[)e to receive a copy of 
every number from every chapter — a cony at least of every number 
that contains any interesting item of J T J, or general fraternity, 
news. The list is a good one, a very good one, and we are duly 
thankful, but like Oliver Twist we make bold to stand up and say. 


"more." Did time and space permit we would be glad to notice 
particularly the many excellent things these journals have brought 
to our table. We have, as it is, ventured to take one article almost 
bodily from the Buchtelite, The following make up the list:-- 
The DePauw Adz., of DePauw Univ.; The Emory Ph«nix, of 
Emory College; The Current, of Oliio Univ.; The Pleiad, of Albion 
College; The Portfolio, of Univ. of Colorado; The Buchtelite, of 
Buchtel College; The Wooster Collegian of Univ. of Wooster; 
The Speculum, Michigan Agricultural College; The Ariel, of 
Univ. of Minnesota; The Chironian, of the New York Hom«i?o- 
pathic Medical College. 

There are two topics which are very proj»erly never failing 
sources of interest to every loyal fraternity man, and especially to 
the editors of fraternity journals --Frat<?rnity honor, or morality, 
and extension. In the discussion of the former topic, it is cus- 
tomary to treat it as applying to the individual or to the chapter, 
and seldom, if ever, has it been necessary to call attention to an 
official or ''conventional" act of a general fraternity as a "dreadful 
and awful example of what never ought to be."' The offender is 
none other than the great, the conservative, the ''favorite," the 
high and mighty Dalta Kappa Epsilon. The fact in, that in Sep- 
tember last, there existed at the University of Miniieftota, the Phi 
Delta Theta, Minnesota Alpha, and by some evolution in the fol- 
lowing months, the same men became members of Phi Epsilon of 
Delta Kappa Epsilon. As to the exact facts, few will ever know. 
We submit some evidence of competent witnesses and hope some 
proverbial Philadelphia Dutch lawyer employed by J A A' may make 
the crooked straight: 

Notice IS hereby given that, (here are inserted twentv-two 
names), all of the Minnesota Alpha Chapter of Phi Delta l^heta, 
whose resignations were presented to the Fraternity, were by unani- 
mous vote of the National Convention expelled from Phi Delta 
Theta, for actions dishonorable as men, and disloyal and treasonable 
to the Fraternity. 

* By order of the Convention. 

Bloomington, 111., Oct. IS, 1S8W^. 

Phi Delta Theta Scroll for December. 


Among the many petitions for the establishment of new chap- 
ters, received by the convention, was one from certain students in 
the University of Minnesota. This flourishinir institution, situated 
in the very best portion of the rapidly developing Northwest, with 
a J A 11 President, and our fraternity otherwise represented in the 
faculty, and with petitioners amply vouched for in every respect, 
commended itself to the judgment of both council and convention. 
We believe that at no other point could J A hi be more advan- 
tacreously established. * * * We have made no mistake in 
unfurling the banner of J A E at the University of Minnesota. 
Health, long life and prosperity to Phi Epsilon of J A FA 

J A E Quarterly for January, 1890. 

A prominent J H man said last evening: ''When it is 
considered that this chapter has be<»n buili up by the assistance of 
many who are not among the seceders, and that the young men 
have taken the results of others' work and money into the camp of 
a rival fraternity, and in doing so have violated their voluntary and 
solemn ]>ledges to each other, to their former agsooiites and 
to their fraternity, without excuse or provocation, it would seem 
that the act was a trifle questionable. * * * The fact that 
members of the faculty added their influence to carry on the seces- 
sion aggravates the case."' — St. Paul Globe. 

We will put our largest mantle of charity over the matter, and 
suppose for the present that the J A E Council and convention were 
cleverly hood-winked by their strong desire to enter the University 
of Minnesota, coupled with the "ample vouching" (V) of certain 
hyper-zealous professors and members of che Northwestern Alumni 

Some older fraternities as J A E and '/' )*, on awakening from 
their long lethargy of imagined conservatism and self-satisfaction, 
seem to have found themselves morally dazed by the progress of 
certain other fraternities and certain institutions in the crude West. 
Not many years ago, overtures were made by represeutatives of 
H^ /'to one of our prominent chapters in a large western university, 
and to the shame of 'A* )' and the honor of that chapter, the proposi- 
tion was not for a moment entertained. If fraternity honor or 
morality means anything, it means that a general fraternity is as 
much bound by it in founding new chapters, as the chapter is in 
seeking new men, or the men thetnselves in dealing with other 
men. It means that there is temptation in extension policy for the 
general fraternity, as well as in wine, gambling, etc., for the indi- 


vidual chapter. Recent events at the University of Georgia, in- 
which the chapters of V fp, h A, and I A hi were involved, seem to 
offer a good chance for those general fraternities to exercise a little 
wholesome parental restraint and teach them an improved code of 
ethics. Whatever the true state of affairs, certain it is, that anv 
fraterftity should have its standard on certain matters go well de- 
fined and understood that such a disgraceful row as took place at 
the University of Georgia, would call down not only the 8U])pres- 
sive forces of the University authorities, but those of the fraternity. 
But perhaps it has in the above cases; we hope so. We are glad 
that J r J has removed all temptation to transgress in the matter of 
"preps." We are proud to declare that the "lifting" of a man into 
J T J has louff been a matter of memory. We lav no claims to 
perfection, but simply claim that in putting far from us the practice 
of "lifting," in ceasing to be accessories to oath breaking we have 
taken a goodly step in the right direction. 




Almost invariably the mother chapters of the various Greek 
letter fraternities have been the most persistent, enthusiastic and 
effective agents in disseminating th^r principles, in founding new 
chapters and establishing their respective societies upon a secure 
and substantial basis. As a rule in each fraternity, a large number 
of chapters spring directly from the mother chapter. To this rule, 
Delta Tau Delta affords a unique and peculiar exception. It is 
a singular fact in our history, that not one of our existing chapters 
was founded through the direct and individual efforts of our mother 
chapter at Bethany. Each chapter of J y J traces its ancestry not 
only to the Bethany chapter, but also to our honored mother's first 
offspring- -the Jefferson Alpha.* 

The blood of both these cha])ters flows in the veins of every 
one of our living chapters. Bearing this condition of affairs in 
mind, would it be incongruous to call Jefferson our " mother chap- 
ter" and Bethany our "grandmother chapter"? 

The Jefferson chapter was founded on the night of February 22, 
18()1, by Brothers Brown and Sutton, who rode on horseback from 
Canonsburg to Bethany and were there initiated. How these men 
became acquainted with the existi^nce of J 7' J at Bethany, or why 
it was necessary for them to go to Bethany for initiation, is unknown 
to the writer. What part the mother chapter took in shaping this 
vital move, still remains A'aijue and misty. Tradition has it that at 

* It is thip peculiar fact that loads a receut writer in the Phi Delta Theta Bcroll to 
place DxLTA Tau Delta in the Jefferson Triad of Western fraternities, the others bein^ 
Phi Gamma Delta and Phi Kappa Psi, the former being founded at Jefferson in 1m4H, the 
latter at the same place in 1852. The active impulse in Delta Tau Delta originate<l at 
the same college in 1801, almost ten years later. The three other Western fraternities, 
RetaTheta Pi, Higma Chi and Phi Delta Theta, were all founded nt Miami University. 


thistiini she had but a nominal existence. Trautwein, in his ad- 
mirable history, (catalogue, page 10), says that, "In the early part 
of 18(>1, chiefly by the efforts of Henry K. Bell, the active work 
was again resumed, and a Beta chapter of the fraternity placed at 
Jefferson C^ollege," etc. The evidence upon which this statement 
is based has never been published, and would prove interesting 
reading. Soon after this, probably during the spring term of "01, 
the mother chapter passed away, and the reins of government were 
promptly assumed by the Jefferson Alpha. The actual life of J 7' J 
here begins, with a policy of vigorous extension, inaugurated by 
the Jefferson Alpha, immediately upon its accession to the execu- 
tive. As we have above stated, every present chapter, includinir 
even the re-established mother chapter, traces its descent back to 
this common origin. , 

The HeffK at (^hio Universit\, was founded by J. J. K. Warren 
(Jefferson), on June 21, 1862, and the Alpha at Allegheny College, 
by R. G. Heiner (Jefferson), in June, 18<)»^. With seven excep- 
tions* all our chapters are descendants of the Alpha and the Uita. 
The Tan at Franklin and Marshall was founded in May, 1874, by 
G. M. Zacharias, of Washiuirton and Jefferson. Throuorh the efforts 
of G. W. Geiser, a Tan man, the Nu^ at Lafayette, was founded 
in October, 1878. The Ornhnfn at the University of Iowa was 
established in October, 1880, principally through the efforts of 8. W. 
Fairall, of Washington and Jefferson. The Phi\ at Hanover, and 
the Beta Zeta at Butler, spring from the Washington and Jeffer- 
son chapter, through a singularly fatal line. David Nichol founded 
at Monmouth in '05, the Zeta Pi inie^ (now dead); a Monmouth man 
in December, 1870, founded at Indiana University the Xn Prime 
(defunct)f ; the Phi was established in February, 1872, by E. G. 
Henry, [N^n Prime); in February, 1877, II. S. Slaughter (Phi) re- 
founded at Wabash, the Psi Prime^ (deceased); and one of the Wa- 
bash petitioners, J. H. Holliday, founded the lietf/ Zfta at Butler in 
the spring of '77. It would seem that both tlie Phi and Beta Zeta 
were cradled in the shadow of death. 

* Bethany, Franklin and Marshall, L:ifayetU». UniverHity of Iowa, Hanover, Hutler. 
and Waiihinfclon and Jefferson. 

iKe-establiehed in *87 as the Beta Alpha 


The remaining chapters of the fraternity range themselves into 
two groups: the Alpha group of nine chapters and the Beta group 
of twenty -two chapters. 

First, let us consider the former of these two groups. Alpha 
men founded in 1875 the Sigma Prime (now dead), at Mt. Union, 
and from this chapter were born two others — the Chi^ at Kenyon, 
founded in '81 by C. S. Crawford (Mt. Union '83) and the Beta 
Sigm^i^ at Boston University, founded in '89 by I. T. Headland 
(Mt. Union '84). The movement which led to the establishment of 
the Beta TheXa at the university of the South in '83, originated in 
a communication addressed to the writer of this article, then the 
editor of the Cre^cent^ at Alpha, by Rowland Hale. After a short, 
but animated correspondence, the matter was turned over to W. L. 
McClurg [Alpha '79), chairman of the executive council. With the 
Bt'ta Thet<i originated the Rainbow movemi nt which resulted in the 
admission of the Lambda^ at Vanderbilt University, and the Pi at 
the University of Mississippi, in 1886. In 1889, a member of the 
Beta ThetAt organized the Beta Ltta at the University of Virginia, 
[n 1889, the Beta Lambda^ was organized at Lehigh by three Al- 
pha men, Cullum, Jas. McClurg and Zahnizer. In the same year 
the Beta Xi was established at Tulane through W. L. McClurg, 
(Alpha '79), the President of the Arch chapter, to whom the orig- 
inal communications from Tulane were addressed. This closes the 
generation of the children of Alpha. 

Of the twenty-two chapters comprising the Beta group, the 
Psi at Wooster was founded by W. S. Eversole (Beta '69) in '80. 
<^f the origin of the movement which led to the simultaneous found- 
ing of the Beta Delta at the University of Georgia and the Beta 
Epsilon at Emory, in 1882, we have no knowledge. As the actual 
ceremony of initiation was performed by Wilber Calvin Beta, '80, 
thev are placed in the Beta group. The remaining chapters in this 
group fall into two divisions, which we shall designate the Ohio 
Weslkvan division, consisting of seven cliapters, and the Lombard 
division, comprising eleven chapters. The Mu at Ohio Wesleyan, 
was founded in '6(^ by W. S. Eversole, Beta '69, and re-establislied 
in "i9 by J. H. Grove (Mu '70); the Kappa was founded at Hills- 



Editorial, --------- 5 

New Men; Fraternity Friendship; Sample Rainbows; 
Obituary Words; Crenrefi(^ Vols. I and IT; College Ex- 

ohantres; J A' A' and Fraternity Honor, - - - 10 

Literary AND Fraternity, - - - - - 11 

Our Chapter Genealogy, Wharton Phrt/ttnt-r^ J, - 11 

Alfred Hix Welsh, A. E. Hyre, //, . . . \K\ 

Jackson Morgan Philips, H. K, Jiemift^ J, - - 21 

Her Kyes— Poem hu ir. A. HohomK //,--- 22 

A Marital Failure — Poem />// Gro. !1(trton^ J, - 5i8 

College Hopes — Poem hy V, R, Amfreir^ //, - - - 24 

Symposium, ..-..---- 25 

The Fraternity in College Politics— .Vaw- We^t, H //, - 25 

The Spirit Which Characterizes Us - IF. X. V. Davis, M, 29 

The Chapter and the General Fraternity—^. R. X., E, '92, 30 

From the Chapters, 82 

Beta, 82; Gamma, 88; Delta, 84; Epsilon, 34; Eta, 36; 
Iota, 38; Lambda, 39; Mu, 89; Nu, 40; Xi, 41; Fi, 43; 
Rho, 48; Tau, 44; IJpsilon, 45; Phi, 46; Chi, 48; Psi, 48; 
Omega, 49; Beta Beta, 50; Beta Delta, 51; Beta Epsi- 
lon, 52; Beta Zeta, 58; Beta Eta, 54; Beta Kappa, 55; 
Beta Iota, 56; Beta Mu, 57; Beta Nu, 57; Beta Xi, 58; 

Beta Sigma, -..----_ 60 

College World, - • - - - - 61 

Greek World, ------ 65 

Exchanges, .---.- 71 

Twin City Alumni Association, - - - - 78 

Appendix — Table of Chapter Development, - - 79 

Chapter Secretaries, ----- 



Vol. XIII. JANUARY, 1890. No. 2. 


By the time this number of the Rainbow reaches the chapters, 
the most of the contests for new men will be over. The year will 
be half ^one; and the tendency to enjoy in quiet and freedom from 
exertion, the fruits of the first term's campaign, will be strong. To a 
good degree this is desirable, giving as it does the chance for the 
chapter to devote its energies to building itself up, to training the 
new members in the way they should go to make better men as well 
as loyal Greeks. But no sense of complacency and satisfaction ought 
to blind any chapter to the fact that all the good or even all the best 
men become fraternity men in the first or even the second term* 
Many a brilliant high-soaring rocket of the first term comes tum- 
bling down in the third term, a mere ordinary stick. The most bril- 
liant flowering often appears on some plant that has been transplanted. 
Scan the non -fraternity men repeatedly, closely, and with an eye to 
possibilities. Because a man has once been dropped, need not pre- 
clude all future consideration of him. Indeed some of the members 
who have done the most credit to the chapter and fraternity, have 
been men initiated in the sophomore or even junior year — men who 
in the earlier years were barely mentioned. Eternal vigilance and 
unremitting activity are the greatt^st elements in fraternity success. 
A chapter should not become a missionary society, or hot- house for 
tender plants; but it needs to watch lest it be too late in appreciat- 
ing the sterling wortlvof some fellow, who by virtue of changed en- 
vironment, rai»idlv steps into the front rank. 

A word, too, about the men who have been asked to join 

Delta Tat Dki.ta, and who have seen fit to ally themselves with 

some other fraternity. First or last, everv ohai)ter of every frater- 

* .^ I .. 


nity loses some man to one of its rivals. All too often he is utterly 
ignored, after his initiation by that rival, and the ardent liking of 
hopeful "working" days turns into positive dislike or even worse. 
Any man, who after due consideration by the members of any 
chapter has been judged worthy of an invitation to join that chap- 
ter, is worthy at least of the place of friend, even though his ways 
be not tlie chapter's ways. Some of the warmest college friendships 
are of this very scrl. Not only are they valuable as friendships, 
but they promote good feeling between rival chapters. Life is too 
short for nursing grudges or for trying to prove that sweet grapes 
have suddenly begun souring when they fall into a rival's basket. 
The man aft^r being for some time a member of a rival fraternity, 
may, and in all probability will, change and perhaps for the worse, 
but till then let him occupy an honorable place on the list of friends. 

Like No. 1, this number of the The Rainhow will reach many 
a former member of Delta Tau Delta who lias not seen a copy 
for some years. In fact, in mailing our first number, we adopted 
a scheme, (which we have since found l/tr ShjTim ('hi Qunrt*'rl\i 
tried last year), of sending a copy to every former member whose 
address we were reasonably sure of. VVe are encouraged to see in 
the November - .V Qnnrtt^rli/^ which has come since we began writ- 
ing, that it succeeded so well that the same scheme is being tried 
this year. Frists of alumni members were furnished us by a £r<)od 
many chapters and late in November the old mailing list was for- 
warded from Chattanooga by a brother of our late Brother Philips, 
and from these our new list was made up. If this number reaches 
any who did not receive the first one, we will gladly forward it 
upon notice. We hope by thus scattering our journal broatlcast 
among our alumni to renew their interest and enthusiasm for Delta 
Tau Delta as they read of her recent achievements, as they atrain 
find themselves in touch with the old collem* and the "boys of old,'' 
letting their thoughts wander as thev list among days spent at 

The intelligence of the deaths of our bnithers, J. M. Philij>s, 


.1 '85, and Prof. A. H. Welsh, // '73, will sadden all hearts 
throughout the length and breadth of the Delta world. It is rarely 
that we are called upon to chronicle in one number, the loss of 
two such beloved and honored members. Those of us who met 
Brother Philips at the Cleveland Convention of 1(S88, could add an 
appreciation of his high personal and social worth, to those bril- 
liant qualities of mind and that loyaltv to I)k!.taism, which made 
his two issues of the Rainbow so successful. We are glad to add 
to our sketch of his life, a tribute from the pen of Mr. Walter B. 
Palmer, the historian of Phi Delta Theta, which appeared in the 
Nashville ^(trf/Zf/, November 8, and which we publish with the per- 
mission of Mr. Palmer, who writes: "He was my personal friend 
but I have said nothing too eulogistic of him. He was held in the 
highest estimation by all who knew him and his death is greatly to 
be deplored." The life sketch of Prof. Welsh we abridge from an 
article in the December BnchteliU'^ written by Brother A. E. Hyre 
of Buchtel College, where Prof. Welsh became a member of Eta 
chapter and where for some years he was professor. We will not 
raar the beauty and completeness of Brother Hyre's tribute by any 
further praise of a man whose worth was so widely appreciated. 

Bv the kindness of Brother W. W. Lowry, a former member 
of Chi chapter, we are possessed of volumes I. and II., of The 
Crescent, and also copies of the first and second General Catalogues 
of the Delta Tau Delta Fraternity. These are interesting, as 
well as valuable, and we hope to demonstrate our thanks by a more 
extended use of them in some future issue. 

We are glad to acknowledge the receipt of so many copies of 
college journals sent in response to our recpiest in the last number. 
Some of the chapters have sent us copies of every number, while 
others have sent only one or two. We ho[>e to receive a copy of 
every number from every chapter — a cony at least of every number 
that contains any interesting item of J 7' J, or general fraternity, 
news. The list is a good on<», a very good one, and we are duly 
thankful, but like Oliver Twist we make bold to stand up and say. 


"more." Did time and space permit we would be glad to notice 
particularly the many excellent things these journals have brought 
to our table. We have, as it is, ventured to take one article almost 
bodily from the BucfUelite, The following make up the list: — 
The DePauw Adz., of DePauw Univ.; The Emory Phcenix, of 
Emory College; The Current, of CMiio Univ.; The Pleiad, of Albion 
College; The Portfolio, of Univ. of Colorado; The Buchtelite, of 
Buchtel College; The Wooster Collegian of Univ. of Wooster; 
The Speculum, Michigan Agricultural College; The Ariel, of 
Univ. of Minnesota; The Chironian, of the New York Homa»o- 
pathic Medical College. 

There are two topics which are very properly never failing 
sources of interest to every loyal fraternity man, and especially to 
the editors of fraternity journals — Fraternity honor, or morality, 
and extension. Fn the discussion of the former topic, it is cus- 
tomary to treat it as applying to the individual or to the chapter, 
and seldom, if ever, has it been necessary to call attention to an 
official or "conventional" act of a general fraternity as a "dreadful 
and awful example of what never ought to be." The oflFender is 
none other than the great, the conservative, the "favorite," the 
high and mighty Dalta Kappa Epsilon. The fact is, that in Sep- 
tember last, there existed at the University of Minnesota, the Phi 
Delta Theta, Minnesota Alpha, ani by some evolution in the fol- 
lowing months, the same men became members of Phi Epsilon of 
Delta Kappa Epsilon. As to the exact facts, few will ever know. 
We submit some evidence of competent witnesses and hope some 
proverbial Philadelphia Dutch lawyer em[)loyed by J A A' may make 
the crooked straight: 

Notice IS hereby given that, (here are inserted twenty-two 
names), all of the Minnesota Alpha Chapter of Phi Delta T^heta, 
whose resignations were presented to the Fraternity, were by unani- 
mous vote of the National Convention expelled from Phi Delta 
Theta, for actions dishonorable as men, and disloyal and treasonable 
to the Fraternity. 

By order of the Convention. 
Bloomington, 111., Oct. 18, 1881)* 

Phi Delta Theta Scroll for December. 


Ainon^ the many petitions for the establishment of new chan- 
ters, received by the convention, was one from certain students m 
the University of Minnesota. This flourishintj institution, situated 
in the very best portion of the rapidly developing Northwest, with 
a J A /; President, and our fraternity otherwise represented in the 
faculty, and with petitioners ain[)ly vouched for in every respect, 
commended itself to the judgment of both council and convention. 
We believe that at no other point could J A A* be more advan- 
tageously established. * * * We have made no mistake in 
unfurling the banner of J h E at the University of Minnesota. 
Health, long life and prosperity to Phi Epsilon of J A E\ 

J A E Quarterly for January, 1890. 

A prominent J H man said last evening: *^When it is 
considered that this chapter has been buih up by the assistance of 
many who are not among the seceders, and that the young men 
have taken the results of others' work and money into the camp of 
a rival fraternity, and in doinif so have violated tfieir voluntary and 
solemn pledges to each other, to their former associates and 
to their fraternity, without excuse or provocation, it would seem 
that the act was a trifle questionable. * * * The fact that 
members of the faculty added their influence to carry on the seces- 
sion aggravates the case."' — St. Paul Glohe, 

We will put our largest mantle of charity over the matter, and 
suppose for the present that the J A E. Council and convention were 
cUverly hood-winked by their strong desire to enter the University 
of Minnesota, coupled with the "ample vouching'' (?) of certain 
hyper-zealous professors and members of the Northwestern Alumni 

Some older fraternities as J A E and V* >', on awakening from 
their long lethargy of imagined conservatism and self-satisfaction, 
seem to have found themselves morally dazed by the progress of 
certain other fraternities and certain institutions in the crude West. 
Not many years ago, overtures were made by representatives of 
y* y to one of our prominent chapters in a large western university, 
and to the shame of T V and the honor of that chapter, the proposi- 
tion was not for a moment entertained. If fraternity honor or 
morality means anything, it means that a general fraternity is as 
much bound by it in founding new chapters, as the chapter is in 
seekincr new men, or the men themselves in dealinir with other 
men. It means that there is temptation in extension policy for the 
general fraternity, as well as in wine, gambling, etc., for the indi- 


vidual chapter. Recent events at tlie University of Georcria, in- 
whicli the chapters of .V 4f, h A. and - A hi were involved, seem to 
offer a good chance for those general fraternities to exercise a little 
wholesome parental restraint and teach them an improved code of 
ethics. Whatever the true state of affairs, certain it is, that any 
fraterftity should have its standard on certain matters ^o well de- 
fined and understood that such a disgraceful row as took place at 
the University of Georgia, would call down not only the suppres- 
sive forces of the University authorities, but those of the fraternity. 
But perhaps it has in the above cases; we hope so. We are glatl 
that A T J has removed all temptation to transgress in the matter of 
"preps." We are proud to declare that the "lifting" of a man into 
J 7' J has loufif been a matter of memory. We lay no claims to 
perfection, but simply claim that in putting far from us the practice 
of "lifting," in ceasing to be accessories to oath breaking we have 
taken a goodly step in the right direction. 




Almost invariably the mother chapters of the various Greek 
letter fraternities have been the most persistent, enthusiastic and 
effective agents in disseminating thejr principles, in founding new 
chapters and establishing their respective societies upon a secure 
and substantial basis. As a rule in each fraternity, a large number 
of chapters spring directly from the mother chapter. To this rule. 
Delta Tau Delta affords a uni(|ue and peculiar exception. Tt is 
a singular fact in our history, that not one of our existing chapters 
was founded through the direct and individual efforts of our mother 
chapter at Bethany. Each chapter of J T J traces its ancestry not 
only to the Bethany chapter, but also to our honored mother's first 
offspring — the Jefferson Alpha.* 

The blood of both these chajjters flo\*s in the veins of every 
one of our living chapters. Bearing this condition of affairs in 
mind, would it be incongruous to call Jefferson our " mother chap- 
ter'' and Bethany our "grandmother chapter'**? 

The Jefferson chapter was founded on the night of February 22, 
l8fU, by Brothers Brown and Sutton, who rode on horseback from 
Canonsburg to Bethany and were there initiated. How these men 
became acquainted with the existonce oF J 7* J at Bethany, or why 
it was necessary for them to \fo to liethany for initiation, is unknown 
to the writer. What part the motlier chapter took in shaping this 
vital move, still remains .vajrue and misty. Tradition has it that at 

* It is thip pecaliar fact that learls n receut writer in the Phi Delta Theta Scroll to 
placp Delta Tau Delta in the Jeffereon Triad of Western fraternities, the othern being 
Phi Gamma Delta and Phi Kappa Psi. the former being founded at Jeffernon in 1H4S, the 
latter at the same place in 18.'i2. The active impulse in Delta Tau Delta originate<l at 
the same college in IHtfl, almoet ten years later. The three other Western fraternities, 
RetaTheta Pi, Higma Chi aDd Phi Delta Th^tu, were all founded at Miami University. 


thistimi she had but a nominal existence. Trautwein, in his ad- 
mirable history, (catalogue, page 10), says that, "In the early part 
of 1801, chiefly bv the efforts of Henry K. Bell, the active work 
was again resumed, and a Beta chapter of the fraternity placed at 
Jefferson (College," etc. The evidence upon which this statement 
is based has never been published, and would prove interesting 
reading. Soon after this, probably during the spring term of T)l, 
the mother chapter passed away, and the reins of government were 
promptly assumed by the Jefferson Alpha. The actual life of J 7' J 
here begins, with a policy of vigorous extension, inaugurated by 
the Jefferson Alpha, immediately upon its accession to the execu- 
tive. As we have above stated, every present chapter, includinir 
even the re-established mother chapter, traces its descent back to 
this common origin. , 

The IJefff. at (^hio Universit>, was founded by J. J. K. Warren 
(Jefferson), on June 21, 1802, and the Afphu at Allegheny College, 
by R. G. Heiner (Jefferson), in June, 1808. With seven excep- 
tions* all our chapters are descendants of the Alpha and the hrUi. 
The TiiH2Lt Franklin and Marshall was founded in May, 1874, by 
G. M. Zacharias, of Washinofton and Jefferson. Throuirh the efforts 
of G. W. Geiser, a Tan man, the A^^ at Lafayette, was founded 
in October, 1878. The (JniictoH at the University of Iowa was 
established in October, 1880, principally through the efforts of S. W. 
Fairall, of Washington and Jefferson. The /V*/, at Hanover, and 
the Ih'tii Z*<(a at Butler, spring from the VVashington and Jeffer- 
son chapter, through a singularly fatal line. David Nichol founded 
at Monmouth in W), the Ztt(r PnnH\ (now dead); a Monmouth man 
in December, 1870, founded at Indiana I'niversity the Xn Prime 
(defunct)f; the Phi was established in February, 1872, by K. G. 
Henry, i^Nn Prina')\ in February, 1S77, H. S. Slaughter {Phf) re- 
founded at Wabash, the Pi<i l^ritm^ (deceased); and one of the Wa- 
bash petitioners, J. H. Holliday, founded the lietii Zetn at Butler in 
the s[)ring of '77. It would seem that both the Phi and Beta Zeta 
were cradled in the shadow of death. 

* Bethany, Franklin nnd MarxhalU ii:ifayett*% Univerj»ity <»f Iowa, Hanover, Hatler. 
and Wasbinfcton and Jeffertton. 

't'He-etftabliBhe<l in *H7 as the Beta Alpha 


The reniaiDin^ chapters of the fraternity range themselves into 
two groups: the Alpha group of nine chapters and the Beta group 
of twenty -two chapters. 

First, let us consider the former of these two groups. Alpha 
men founded in 1875 the Signui Prime (now dead), at Mt. Union, 
and from this chapter were born two others — the Chi^ at Kenyon, 
founded in '81 by C. S. Crawford (Mt. Union '83) and the Beta 
Sigma^ at Boston University, founded in '89 by I. T. Headland 
(Mt. Union '84). The movement which led to the establishment of 
the Betn Theta at the university of the South in '83, originated in 
a communication addressed to the writer of this article, then the 
editor of the Cre^cent^ at Alpha, by Rowland Hale. After a short, 
but animated correspondence, the matter was turned over to W. L. 
McClurg [Alpha '79), chairman of the executive council. With the 
Beta TheUi originated the Rainbow movemc nt which resulted in the 
admission of the Lambda^ at Vanderbilt University, and the Pi at 
the University of Mississippi, in 1886. In 1889, a member of the 
BeUx Theta organized the Beta Iota at the University of Virginia. 
In 1889, the Beta Lainhda^ was organized at Lehigh by three Al- 
pha men, Cullum, Jas. McClurg and Zahnizer. In the same year 
the Beta Xi was established at Tulane through W. L. McClurg, 
(Alpha '79), the President of the Arch chapter, to whom the orig- 
inal communications from Tulane were addressed. This closes the 
generation of the children of Alpha. 

Of the twenty-two chapters comprising the Beta group, the 
Psi at Wooster was founded by W. S. Eversole (Beta '69) in '80. 
Of the origin of the movement which led to the simultaneous found- 
ing of the Beta Delta at the University of Georgia and the Beta 
Epsilon at Emory, in 1882, we have no knowledge. As the actual 
ceremony of initiation was performed by Wilber Calvin Beta, '80, 
thev are placed in the Beta group. The remaining chapters in this 
group fall into two divisions, which we shall designate the Ohio 
Weslevan division, consisting of seven chapters, and the Lombard 
division, comprising eleven cha[)ters. The Mu at Ohio Wesleyan, 
was founded in '(M^ by W. S. Eversole, Beta '69, and re-established 
in '79 by J. H. Grove (Mu '70); the Kappa was founded at Hills- 


dale ill '<*m by E. I). Curtis, a Mu man. From Hillsdale sprang the 
Michigan StAte chapter, Iota, established in 1S72, by G. W. Smith, 
(Kappa '74) and the Delta at the University of Michigan, founded by 
the same brother in 1874. Tiie l^elta was re-established in '80 bv 
W. W. Cook, Ka[)pa '78. The one sole heir of Delta is the Epsilon 
founded at Albion in 1870, by J. J. Ueed and J. C. Floyd, both 
Delta men. The l)e Pauw chapter was re-instituted as the Beta 
Beta, in '82 by J. N. Study, Mu '71. The Beta Gamma, established 
at Wisconsin University in '88, is placed among Mu's daughters, in- 
asmuch as the correspondence that lead to the founding the chapter 
was directed to her alumni and the movement encouraged by them. 

In 18<VJ, Columbia Downing Jr., Beta '09, founded the Lambda 
Prime (now dead), at FiOmbard. From her have come some of our 
strongest and best chapters C. H. Knight (Lombard '75) estab- 
lished the Eta at Buchtel in '7»i; H. E. Allen (Lombard '75) estab- 
lished the Xi at Simpson in '78; and Charles L. Edwards (Loin- 
bard '84) instituted the Beta Eta at the University of Minnesota 
in '82 and the Beta Alpha at Indiana University in '87. The Eta 
at Buchtel decks her brow with three radiant jewels. The Rho at 
Stevens, founded in '74 by J. B. Prince (Eta '78). The Zeta, at 
Adelbert in '82, and the Beta Mu, established at Tufts in '89 bv 
Elmer Felt, Eta '87. The Upsilon at Renssalaer was founded in '79 
by Frederick Rosenberg, a son of the Rho. Zeta, (me of our youngest 
chapters, has already shown her vigor by presenting the fraternity 
with the Beta Nu, founded in '8V) at the Mass. Institute of Tech- 
nology by L. A. Ford, Zeta. The Xi at Simpson has founded two 
chapters- -the Omega at Iowa State in '75 and the Beta Kappa at 
Colorado University in '83.* 

The month of December, '89 closed the third decade of our 
history. The following table showing the work accomplished in 
each decade, may prove interesting:- - 

18G()-09,- -Bethany, 'f^O; Washington and Jefferson, '01; Ohio 
University, '62; Allegheny, '«8; Ohio Wesleyan, '00; Hillsdale, '00. 

1S70-79,-- Michigan State College, '72; Hanover, '72; Simp- 
son, '78; Buchtel, '78; University of Michigan, '74; Stevens, '74; 
Franklin and Marshall, '74; Iowa State College, '74; Albion, '70; 

*8«e Appendix for diagraui of chapter developuittut. 


13utler, '76; Lafayette, '78. Renssalaer, '79, 

1880-89,— Iowa University, '80; Wooster, '80; DePauw, '81; 
Kenyon, '81; Minnesota, '82; Georgria, '82; Emory, '82; Adelbert, 
"^82; Colorado, '83; University of the South, '88; Vanderbilt, '86- 
Mississippi, '86; Indiana, '87; Wisconsin, '88; Lehigh, '89; Boston, 
^SQ; Tufts, '89; Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 189; Vir- 
ginia, '89; Tulane, '89. 

The missionary work done by the various chapters is shown in 

this table: — 

^, Bethany,—/; ^ 2 

l\ Washington and Jefferson,— ,4, T, li^ 4 

A, Allegheny,—// H, li AJihl 3 

r, Franklin and Marshall, — S 1 

£*, (Mt. Union),— V, It E 2 

//^, University of the South—//, J, li T 3 

/?, Ohio University,—.!/, r, If J, it E 4 

.»/, Ohio Wesleyan,— A, li HJi V 3 

^1, (Lombard),- H,1\H II, Ji A 4 

//, Buchtel,— A* 1\ H M 3 

/*, Stevens, — T 1 

-, Adelbert,—// .V. . . 1 

A*, Simpson — ii, B h 2 

A, (Indiana), — (P 1 

r, (Wabash),— J? Z 1 

J, University of Michigan, — E 1 

A, Hillsdale,- J, / 2 

Total, 38 

The existing chapters were founded by States as follows: — 

By chapters in Pennsylvania 8 

^* '' " Ohio 13 

'* '' " West Virginia 2 

" *' " Tennessee 3 

'' '' " Illinois 4 

" '' '' New Jersey 1 

'-^ '' Iowa 2 

'* ^^ " Indiana 2 

'* '* Michigan 3 

Total, , 8 

Wharton Plummer, 

Alpha, '84. 



But a few months a^o, I noticed in the telegraphic brevities 
of the daily press tliat "the author, A. H. Welsh, of Columbus, 
Ohio, was dead/' Although 1 had never personally met this dis- 
tinguished man, yet I had had the pleasure of a correspondence 
with him in my capacity as editor of lite Buchtel Rcrord^ and 
thereby obtained some information which now becomes valuable. 
I have been unable to obtain the data necessary for a comprehen- 
sive biographical sketch and can only ^ive such facts as have come 
to hand from time to time. 

He was born in ISol, in Fostoria, Ohio. His father was a 
lawyer, but died when Alfred was but eleven years old. By hard 
manual labor he contributed to the support of his widowed mother 
and three sisters. He was by turns a dry ^oods clerk and then a 
fanner, but by frugality, he managed te secure funds which enabled 
him to ent«r Baldwin University, situated in Berea, Ohio. Here 
he distinguished himself as a student, and in 1872, graduated vale- 
dictorian of his class and with the degree of A. B. He designed 
to enter the legal profession but never carried out his purpose. 
Three years later, he took the A. M. degree from Baldwin Univer- 
sity. It was in 1872 that he became a member of the Buchtel Col- 
lege faculty, and occupied the chair of mathematics until 1874. 
During the year '74 '75, he occupied the chair of Natural Sciences. 
This year closed his connection with the College and he accepted 
a position in the Columbus (Ohio) High School, as professor of 
English Literature and Language, which he held from 1876 to 
1881. At this time, his literary labors so engrossed his attention 
that he devoted his entire time and energy to that work. 

His works published prior t^) 1884, are as follows: 

"Essentials of (ieometry;" '^Essentials of Trigonometry;" 
"Plane Trigonometry and Functional Analysis;" "Plane and Solid 
Geometry;" ^'Essentials of English Idiom and Usage ;" '"English 
Literature in the Eighteenth Century;'' "Development of the Eng- 
lish Literature and f.anguage;" "Inductive Rhetoric." 

*liei>rint«Hi from The Hachtelite for December. 


At the time of the publication of his greatest work, "The 
Development of English Literature and Language," I was pub- 
lishing The Buchtel Record and took a lively interest in the fero- 
cious assaults, which were made at that time bv certain disgruntled 
critics, upon his work, claiming that he had been guilty of the 
grossest and most palpable case of plagiarism ever known in the 
world of letters. The controversy was short and bitter. The 
deadly parallel column was called into use by one critic and the 
Atlantic Mofithly made a particularly violent attack upon the work. 
But the warfare made by the critics failed, for his work had already 
received the highest encomiums of the best critics in America, 
while in England it won for him a membership in the Victoria In- 
stitute and in the Philosophical Society of Great Britain. The 
work was translated into various languages and won for its author 
almost universal fame. About the time of the Athnitic^s severe 
criticism, I received, from the author, a C9mplimentary copy of the 
work. A review of the work, as well as a review of the Atlantic's 
review, was published. Desirous of telling the readers of The 
Bnchtef Rerord something about the man, as well as his work, I 
addressed a letter to the author asking for a "sketch.'' He replied 
very courteously with very little biography but a reference to the 
Atlantic's attack. Prof. Welsh said that the animus of the assault 
was apparent to him, for he had committed the mortal offense of 
not recognizing in his work Thomas Bailey Aldrich, the editor of 
the Atlantic^ as one of the American poets! 

Wishing to know more about this former Buchtel professor, I 
had several interviews with Prof. Elias Fraunfelter upon the subject, 
as he had been a warm friend of Prof. Welsh. Among other 
things I learned that the distinguished author was j)osses8ed of a 
most wonderful and retentive memory. He had but to read a 
poem or selection of prose and it was his. His reading while at 
Buchtel was wide and varied, as indeed it must have been at all 
times, for no less than 170 authorities are quoted in his great work. 
While at Buchtel, and at all other places so far as can ho known, 
he always preserved a cheery disposition and was foremost in 
the sports of the field. 


In May, 1883, I received a second and final communication 

from Prof. Welsli, and it now serves as a key to throw back tlie 

bolts and reveal the mystery of life and death as he saw and h<»- 

lieved it. After reference to Prof. Kraunfelter's share in reading 

the proof sheets of his ireoinetiy and a hicrh compliment to him as 

a critic, he savs: 

'*'Vou once asked me for a contribution. Allow me to suiTrrrest 
that I can write nothintif better than vou will find in mv history — 
all born of conviction and love. To my way of thinkintr, niy best 
performance, in brief, is the philosophy of Tlianatopsis, coniuienc- 
mg 'From the betrinnin^." PVom boyhood this poem has had for 
me a peculiar fascination, and when I came to the discussion (»f it, 
my soul was in it. Xor do I remend^er to have ever seen or heard 
any analysis of it. Xo more representative selection could be 

The following is the selection he refers to:- 

''From the betrinnin^, a deep, sad thouirjit has weiijfhed upon 
the restless spirit of man -the troubled dream -the unknown ^oal 
— the valley of the shadow — the infinite obscurity — the black sea 
of oblivion that swallows up the ^race and loveliness, the thoujrhts 
and acts, of so many million bein<rs whom no eye shall ever see 
a^ain. The instinctive dread is upon all nien, and in a thousand 
ways they seek to fortify themselves anfainst the terrors of dissolu- 
tion, that they may meet their fate sereiudy. 'When I am deatl,' 
said an expiring chief at Washinirton, Met the big guns be fired 
over me.^ It were easier to die, if buried in state. Saladin, in bis 
last illness, ordered his shroud to be uy)lifted as a flag, and the herald 
was commanded to cry: 'Behold I this is all which Saladin, the van- 
quisher of the east, carries away of all his contpiests.^ To pass 
from the world in a strikincr antithesis was not barren comfort I 
The humblest desires at least a simple stone— -that he may pretend 
to live by the proof of his last sleep. It is this overshadowing 
idea of the death-doom which the author of Thanatopsis has ren- 
dered imperishably articulate for every fearful and longing soul, 
with a voice so ji^entle, so wise and so winninir, as to mitiijate what 
cannot be remedie<l and v»onsecrate what b(»fore was painful. With 
what thoughtful tenderness he asks us to set>k the healing sympa- 
thy of nature, to receive bravtdy her mild and gentle lesson that 
we must die, to bring our conduct uy) to her loftiness, to contem- 
plate our fate with that resignation which leadeth to wisdom :- 

"Whon thought** 
Of thvi IftHt hitter Yionr come lik(> a bliKht 
Ovor thy ttpirit, and hikI iinHgt^ 
Of thy Ht«>rn iiKony, and Hhroiid. nnd pall. 
And br(*athIi'Hs darkness, and the narrow huu»e. 


Make thee to shudder, and grow sick at heart. 

Go forth under the open sky, and list 

To nature^s teachings, while from around — 

Earth and her waters, and the depth of the air — 

Comes a still voice:— Yet a few days, and thee 

The all-beholding sun shall see no more 

In all his course: nor yet in the cold ground. 

Where thy pale form was laid, with many tears. 

Nor in the embrace of ocean, shall exist 

Thy imnge. Earth, that nourished thee, shall claim 

Thy growth, to \te resolved to earth again; 

And, lost each human trace, surrendering up 

Thine individual being, shalt thou go 

To mix forever with the elements; 

To be a brotl>er to the inseuKible rock, 

And to the shiggish clod which the rude swain 

Turns with his share, and treads upon. The oak 

8hall send his roots abroad, and pierce thy mould."* 

What consolation is offered? Not the Christian idea of a 
heaven with its chrysolite splendors and harpinjor angels, but th© 
])ai^aTi idea of a nameless multitude vanished into the great 
drowned regions of the past, where the least may in some sort 
share the awful and shadowy unconsciousness of kings and seers. 

"'Yet not to thine eternal resting place 

Bhalt thou return alone— nor couldst thou wish 

Conch more magnificent. Thou shalt lie down 

With patriarchs of the infant world— with kings 

The powerful of the earth— the wise, the good 

Fair forms, and hoary seers of ages past, 

All in one mighty sepulchre.** 

Visible glories are but dying mementos. Beauty and grandeur 
do but embellish the universal grave. 

*The hills, 
Koek-ribbed, and ancient as the sun; the vales 
Stretching in pensive quietness between; 
Tlie venerable woods: rivers that move 
In majesty, and the complaining brooks. 
That make the meadows green: and poured around all. 
Old ocean*s gray and melancholy waste- 
Are but the solemn decorations all 
Of the great tomb of man!** 

Since the memory of creation the recorded names contain not 
half a century, and the living are as vaporous phantasms on the 
peaks of a submerged continent. On no spot of earth may you 
plant your foot, and affirm that none sleeps beneath. 

"All that tread 
The globe are but a handful to the tribes 


That Hlaniber in it« boMom. Take the winKB 
Of raominfi;, pierce the Barcan wildemeeH, 
Or lone thyself in the continuooH woods 
Where rolls the Oregon, and hears no sound 
Save his own dashings— yet the dead are tliere ! 
And raillioni« in those solitudes, since first 
The flight of years began, have laid them down 
In their last sleep— the dead reign there alone !'* 

It is related of Buddha that there came to him one day a woman 
who haci lost her only child. She called frantieallv on the prophet 
to ^ive back her little one to life, "(io, my daughter,"' said he, 
''^et me a mustard-seed from a house into which death has never 
entered, and I will do as thou hast bidden me.'' From house to 
house she went saying, '<Tive me a mustard-seed, kind folk, for the 
prophet to revive my child.'' But far as she wandered, in the 
crowded thoroughfare, and by the lonely roadside, she found not 
the home on whose door the shadow had not settled. Gradually 
the prophet's meanintr dawned upon her mind. She saw the broader 
grief of her race, and her passion was merged in pity. Forget 
yourself in the common sorrow, be reconciled to destiny. Why 
hesitate to enter the darkness where so vast a com]>any have f^ono, 
— where all must go? Vet a few days, and the rest will follow. 
The brave and the fair, the bright and the joyous shall like you 
who depart in silence and alone-have their light in ashes: 

**A11 that breathe 
Will share thy destiny. The gay will laagh 
When thoQ art gone, the solemn brood of care 
Plod on, and each one, as before, will chase 
His favorite phantom; yet all these shall leave 
Their mirth and their employments, and shall come 
And make their bed with tliee. As the long train 
Of ages glide away, the songs of men - 
The yoath of life's green spring, and he who goes 
In the foil strength of years, matron and maid. 
And the sweet babe, and the gray-headed man— 
Bhall, one by one, be gathered to thy side 
By thoee who in their turn shall follow them.*' 

'*Be fortified bv these considerations. If other solace is needed, 
§eek it in the performance of duty. Above all, be conscience-clear; 
think nobly, act nobly, ho])e well": 

"Ho live, that when thy summons comes to join 

Th«> innumerable caravan that movt^s 

To the pale realms of shade, where each shall take 

His chamber in the silent halls of death. 

Thou go not, like the (luarry slave at night. 

(krourged to his dungeon, but. subtaineil and soothed 

By an unfaltering trust, approach thy grave 


Likeone who wrapH the drapery of his coaoh 
Abont him, and lies down to pleasant dreams.** 

From the fore^oin^ lengthy quotation from Prof. Welsh's work, 
and '\u the li^ht of the communication already ^iven, the views en- 
tertained by the late author upon the ^reat problem of life, how to 
live it and how to leave it, seem to be clearly enough set forth. 
He perhaps realized, when he wrote that letter in May of 1883, that 
sometime it mi^ht answer the very purpose for whi^h it is now used, 
and tell ^he world in his own laniruacre the views of Alfred Welsh 
upon the unknown and unknowable. A. E. Hvrk, Eta '84. 


Jackson Morgan Phillips entered Emory and Henry College, 
Virginia, in the fall of 1878, and obtained his literary education 
there. He graduated in 1882 with first honor, taking two degrees, 
H. A. and B. S. During hig undergraduate course his manly con- 
duct won for him many life long friends, and unusual ability and 
diligence brought him many honors, among them being the Byars 
prize medal in natural science. From the same institution in June, 
lS8n, he received the degree of M. A., honoris nnind. 

He determined to make law his profession, and in September, 
18S4, entered Vanderbilt University, where ho joined the Vander- 
bilt chapter of the Rainbow (W. W. W.) Fraternity. He immedi- 
ately became a leading member of the chapter, for he was of just 
the kind of material on which a good fraternity thrives. He was at 
Vanderbilt University only one year, doing two year's work in one, 
taking the degree of I-..L.B. in 188«"). During this year he took 
many honors for a one year man. He was on the Thanksgiviug de- 
bate, being elected by the Philosophic Society. He was also one of 
the four moot court speakers at the Commencement in June, '85, 
chosen by the faculty from the senior class. After irraduatincr from 
Vanderbilt University, he went to Chattanooga, and began the 
practice of law, competing very favorably with some of the older 
lawyers there. He was chairman of the committee from Rainbow 
to negotiate with J T J for a consolidation, and was active in bring- 
ing the negotiations to a successful end in 18S(). He attended the 
twenty-ninth convention oF J T J at Cleveland in August, 1888, 
and was there elected editor of Thk Rainhow for the following 


vear. He started out in his new work with his accustomed vicror, 
enthusiasm and promptness, and produced two most admirable num- 
bers; but owing to a series of unjyrecedente'i and unparalleled nxi^- 
fortunes — partial blindness and fever, among other things — he was 
at last compelled to give up in despair. A cruel fate seemed to 
pursue him to the last, when his death Oct. 28, 1S89, resulted from 
a terrible fall in the dark, by which his skull was crushed. Peace 
be to him ! He was Lambda^s most beloved of all. 

H. E. Bemis, .1. 

Whkreas death in removing our late friend and brother, Jack- 
son Morgan Phillips, has broken a strong and binding link in our 
fraternal chain; be it 

Resolved that we, the members of Lambda chapter, have lost a 
friend, faithful, loving and true, and one, who on many occasions 
proved himself Lambda^s mainstay and support. Of an artless 
and confiding nature, he quickly endeared himself to the hearts of 
all who knew him. His life was a blessing and example to all with 
whom he was thrown in contact. His influence was always on the 
side of rectitude and honor, yet on account of his retiring and un- 
obtrusive nature, it required an intimate friend to recognize his true 

Resolved, that, dying as he did in the vigor of his young 
manhood, while just entering upon the active duties of life, we are 
forcibly reminded that some day we shall be called on to tread the 
path that his feet have already trod, and we trust that our lives may 
be as useful as his ha^ been. It is with hearts heavy and sad that 
we offer this small tribute to the memory of our brotfier. 

Resolved, that a copy of these resolutions be spread upon the 
minutes of Lambda chapter, and that they be published in The 


H. M. Scales, ) 

H. E. Bemis, - Committee. 

R. H. Dana, \ 

He graduated at Emory and Henry College, Virginia, with the 
highest honors ever received by a student in that institution. He 
was so diligent a student that he seriously affected his eyesight, and 
he was ever afterwards more or less afflicted. He came to Vander- 
bilt and graduated in the law department several years ago. His 
commencement moot court sj)oech was considered by many to be the 
finest thev had ever heard delivered on a similar occasion. He 
then became a member of the bar in Chattauooora. Taking a hi^b 

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rank in the becrinning, he rose rapidly in his profession. Appar- 
ently many honors awaited him. He was possessed of a brilliant 
order of mind. He was remarkably well read for his a^e, but never 
made an ostentatious show of his scholarship. He was in every 
way a polished gentleman. His person was handsome, and he had 
a charm of manner that won him many friends wherever he lived. 
The Chattanooga papers have published a number of tributes of re- 
spect, all testifying to his exceptional ability and exemplary char- 
acter. * * * He organized a very enthusiastic Pan-Hellenic 
association in Chattanooga, and for the last year he had been the 
editor of the Rainbow, the official organ of Delta Tau Delta. 
— Walter B. Palmer, Historian of (^ J ^, in the Nashville Herald, 
Nov. 3, '89. 

J. M. Phillips, was a young man of high social standing in this 
community, and one of the leaders in social circles. He was a so- 
ber, industrious and ambitious young man, generous and energetic, 
and having an extensive acquaintance among business men. Prob- 
ably no death has occurred in this city for years which scattered so 
deep gloom over all portions of the city. The legal fraternity loses 
an honored member; the community at large have cause to feel be- 
reaved, and the parents and relatives suffer a loss far too sacred to 
be mentioned in public print. — Chattanooga Times, Oct. 28. 


I do not know if they were brown or blue; 
They were not dark but yet the dusky hue 
Of evening's shadows hovered 'neath the lash. 
And ever from their mystic depths a flash, 
Like sunbeam glancing in a woodland pool 
Seemed to discover wondrous depths below. 
I only know they thrilled me through and through 
As when sweet music stirs mine inmost soul. 

As I said before, 
I do not know what color they were; 

But the eye her big brother gave me, 
For winking at heron the car. 
Was most uncompromisingly 

W. A. Holoonib, //, '89, in Time. 


My lady's noes oft vexed me sore 
Our happy ujarried days before; 


Eacli little favor 1 would |>rav\ 
She'd pout, and sweetly answer nay. 
^'•No, no, 'tis useless to implore, 
No, no,'' her pretty lips would say, 
Cntil I dreaded more each day. 
Because each day they vexed me more. 
My lady's noes. 

And now she's promised to obey. 
And yields her will like potter's clay. 
Yet still she vexes as of yore — 
Alas ! alas ! wliy will she snore ? 
1 suffer now another wav 

My ladv's nose. 

Geo^ Horton, J, '7S. 


AT THE nK<;iNNIX(i. 

The Freshman bright, with pure delight. 

Surveys our classic hall, 
With pictures fair and drawings rare 

He decorates the wall. 
With hopes most high and beaming eye. 

He greets us when we call. 
What grades he'll make ? Which honors take? 

He'll win the first of all. 


The Senior sad, with record bad, 

In sorrow says "•Farewell." 
For the last time he hears the chime 

Of the good old college bell. 
With eyes all tears, with heart all fears, 

He hears us wish him well. 
WTiat now he'll do ? What course pursue ? 

No man on earth can tell. 

V. R. Andrew, //, '91, in The Buchtelitt. 




Theoretically, ^fraternity should have no part or lot in college 
politicH. There is nothing fraternal in politics, and wheu a chap- 
ter enters the field of politics it does so, not because it is a frater- 
nity but because it is composed of men and not angels. At pres- 
ent the discussing of this question is not so much to try to purify 
college politics as to better the chapters themselves, which by a free 
discussion may be led to see some of the errors of their ways if 
they are so far political as to prevent that progress which they are 
in duty bound to make. So long as a college is in a normal state, 
it will have more or less of those "annexes," appurtenances and be- 
longings that appear in every normal social bodj , and just so long 
as the fraternity man is in this college world he must be of it as 
well as in it, advancing the interests of its student body and aiding 
in maintaining the college organizations. 

It may be laid down as a general rule, however vigorously cer- 
tain elements may protest, that sooner or later the best men become 
frat4»rnitv men, and further more that among the best men of the 
several better chapters of an institution,-- best when compared man 
for man, along particular lines of excellence,---there is generally no 
great difference. Given this fact it is no cause for scandal that a 
large part of each chapter, believing its man to possess the advan- 
tage if there be any, should use all honorable and duptified means 
to secure his attaining the desired ])osition. The standard of hon- 
orable and dignified means will varv with the fraternity and with 
the college. There is in the mind oF the writer a certain State uni- 
versity where the customary thing was for the fraternities before 
every important election, to bargain for votes in the most outrage- 
ous fashion, even signing contracts to vote thus and so; hut in other 


institutions such a tiling is never for a moment thought of. Two 
thing's are essential to being honorable and dignified as personal 
factors in college politics, a sincere and h<Miest conviction that the 
person proposed is worthy of the place and best fitted for it, and 
the frank open avowal of that conviction and the reasons for it. So 
far and no farther may the individual members of a chapter safelv 
enter college politics. Any Further step is toward the temptation 
to attain the desired end by means at best (juestionable, and likely 
at any time to degenerate into methods worthy only of a New York 
"ward boss."" There is a place for fraternity men in collge politics, 
just as there is a place for church men in national and state politics, 
not because the chapter is, or should be in politics, but because the 
man is a man in the college world, and not because he is a fraternity 

Little thoucfht the founders of the first Greek letter fraternity 
as they met in that historic old hall in Williamsburg, how far-reach- 
ing and permanent would be the results of their union. They 
could not foresee the fraternity system of the nineteenth century. 
If the future had been revealed to them, perhaps Phi Beta Kappa 
would never have been founded. Thev would have seen their own 
fraternity succumb to the crusade acrainst secret societies, and its 
secrets revealed, while at the same time a host of similar organiza- 
tions were springing up to be criticised and condemned by faculties, 
parents, and the great army of the uninitiated. They would have 
seen them grow in numbers and extent until they became an im- 
portant fnctor in American college life, and denounced as the cause 
of all the sins and follies that beset colletre students. If they could 
have seen all this thev would have hesitated before taking the awful 
step of banding themselves together under a (jrret^k name. 

The fraternities have been accused of clannishness, narrowness, 
extravagance, big-head and a multitude of sins, but none of the 
charges against them is mon* serious than th?.t of mixing in college 
politics. The fact is luideniable. Fraternities have entered the 
political arena, pulled win»s, and formed combinations. In the 
struggle for honors thev have not always stopped to consider the 


merits of the candidates. The honors boasted of in chapter letters 
are too often won by methods which reflect no credit upon the fra- 
ternity. Is it more honorable to exchanore votes than to buy and 
sell them ? The combinations and intritrues of collecre politics can- 
not be condemned too severely, but it is a mistake to suppose that 
the fraternities are entirely res])onsiblp. If there wore no fraterni- 
ties there would still be cliques, factions and political squabbles. 
Rival literary societies would watre political war. Freshman classes, 
because they have no better excuse for splittini/, divide into geo- 
graphical factions. I have in mind a certain college eating club, 
which, from the bond of sympathy between the members, grew into 
a formidable political power. Man is a political animal, and college 
students are in this respect exceedingly human. It is part of their 
nature to scheme and pull wires. ^*It seems a result of our Ameri- 
can atmosphere.'" 

The history of anti-fraternity origan izations bears witness that 
political schemes are noc confined to fraternities alone. When the 
'•antifrats" organize for the purpose of defeating the fraternities, 
they are often more unreasonable in their demands and more artful 
in their intrigues than the fraternities themselves. They commit 
the very sins they have so strongly condemned in the fraternities, and 
often end by becomincr fraternity men themselves. So ended the 
famous Anti-Secret Confederation of 1847, and so ended the less 
famed but more modern Haut-Beau club. Delta Upsilon, from an 
anti-secret society came to be a '"•non-secret" but '^private" frater- 
nity, and now it is said she has some thoughts of removing even 
this microscopic distinction. 

The fact remains that the fraternities will be accused of being 
political organizations, and with reason; for often they figure in 
politics only too prominently. If literary societies, classes, eating 
clubs and such loose organizations stand together, what is more nat- 
ural than that members of the same fraternity, who are bound to- 
gether by much closer ties, should carry their sympathies into poli- 
tics ? It is a frailty of human nature. Fraternity feelincr, as well 
as ])ersonal friendship, ought to he utterly disregarded at election 
times. And if this is too much to exj)ect, the fraternities can at least 


refrain from entering combinations. 

But the beginnings of such a reform must be at a sacrifice of 
offices and honors. Be it so. Tlie generality of college offices 
are accompanied with more work than honor, and seem much more 
desirable during the excitement of the election than when thev be- 
gin to demand precious time and hard labor. Many a successful 
candidate, after receiving the congratulations of his friends and 
spending his last dollar to treat the crowd, has changed his mind 
and resigned his office before the work has fairly begun ; and many 
a defeated candidate, when hard pressed for time, has thanked his 
stars that he was not elected. And college offices are doubtful hon- 
ors so long as they are gained by wire-pulling. In college, if no- 
where else, office should be the reward of merit; this it can never 
be while combinations and political schemers control the elections. 
The corruptness of college politics has made it necessary for facul- 
ties to take the most important honors out of the hands of the stud- 
ents and base them upon scholarship alone, a course which tends to 
discourage all but text book work and to make high marks the chief 
end of college life. 

Though the fraternities are not altogether responsible for the 
corruptness of college politics, they might do much toward reform- 
ing it. They can, if they will, establish the ethics of politics, and 
show to the outside world that fraternities are good for something. 
It is true that anti-fraternity organizations often go farther than the 
fraternities themselves, but it is also true that thev usually have 
their rainon (P etrv or at least their ej^m^^t for being in the political 
methods of the fraternities, ff the Greek world could be brought 
to look with disfavor upon combinations, the abominable practice 
would soon be discontinued bv Greek and barbarian alike. In some 
colleges there is a growing sentiment against combinations and all 
manner of political intrigues. Some chapters of J T J 
are known in their own colleges to discountenance combinations. 
Shall not this reputation extend to the entire fraternity ? I^et J T J 
be known in the college world as a fraternity which does 
not enter (combination'*, and she will have done her part toward the 
attainment of the id«»al in college politics. Max West, // /'. 



The name of organization is legion. This is an epoch of fra- 
ternities. Like minds seek like minds. Nor are they content to 
simply possess a passing acquaintance, but in genial society their 
aspirations and frailties intertwine themselves together for mutual 
friendship and support. Collenre fraternities offer no exception. 
Those notably society boys clique together, those immoral are 
bound by the same oath of secrecy, poor students find reciprocal 
consolation among brethren of the same class, fine students emulate 
each other to secure laurels, religious boys find sympathy with those 
who are like minded, that strange anomaly, the mixed crowd, each 
one differing from the other in scholarship, morals and general tact, 
commingle in harmony (?), the boys possessing a union of two car- 
dinal virtues, as morals and scholarship, but lacking in society, 
usually appear in a strong fraternity, but the most influential, use- 
ful and substantial combination of characters, wearing the colors of 
any fraternity whatever, stands forth eminently in the class room, 
in society circles and in the church. As varied as are the natures 
of men, so varied and profuse are the aims of Greek letter socie- 
ties. For this very reason epithets often hurled against these or- 
ganizations are misdirected. When men of scheming natures are 
found together, their natural offspring is a scheme. Happily dis- 
posed boys create pleasures. The flaws supposably discovered 
against the system really exist in the natures of the men. The 
same men would be intriguers or merry makers, within a fraternity 
or without. Fraternity is simply organization. Organization of 
evil makes evil more vicious. Organization of yood renders good 
more potent. 

Were all men equally trustworthy, similar in disposition, com- 
peers in intellect, then the different societies would be but chapters 
of a universal fraternity. Hut this is not the state of society. 
There is great wisdom, however, in unifying this diversity, in unit- 
ing as one, all persons who have similar characteristics. This class- 
ification of people is the science of fraternity. And the organiza- 
tion of men according to this science is in accordance with God's 
laws, and therefore right. If right it might be an instrument to 


aid us to higher position. 

F'raternitv, as a wall of defense, is ail powerful; as a means of 
condolence, is most sympathetic; as a promoter of friendship is 
never failintr. The affinity of kindred minds, whether amon^ work- 
in<r men in their local combinations and secret orders, or amontr lit- 
erary men in their clubs and scientific societies, is a bulwark to 
their wac^es and emoluments, and an out-stretched arm of assist- 
ance. The sin trie-handed man is at ^reat disadvantajnre; the man 
surrounded by numberless friends is borne aloni^ not only by the 
forfe of his own oars, but by the current of jrood feelincr from tin* 
hicrher positions, perchance, of the harmonious company about him. 
What is true in the world is likewise true in college. College is a 
miniature world of its own, where in an initiatory form the student 
experiences realities about to be. 

We are not bonded toirether a-* a cabal ai^ainst those not with 
us; we are unitt»d to lift each other up. Do not call this bond a 
girdle to bind us in a ^reat cloak of selfishness apart from the 
world. Call it rather that strong cord, which tied around the bodies, 
holds each one that he may not slip and fall, as we a genial company 
climb together the uncertain Alpine paths of learning. 

W. L. V. Davis, M. 



Our every chapter is under irreat obligations to our Fraternity. 
Do we sufficiently realize this and extend to the Fraternity our 
hearty support? Are we ever ready to do faithfully all duties de- 
volving upon us, and ever watchful and quick in grasping every 
opportunity to promote the welfare of our Fraternity ? 

In the chapter meetings there must b«» harmony and unity, and 
a realization of the fraterriaTlove which one brother should bear to 
another. Are we fully informed in regard to the history and gov- 
ernment of the Fraternity, and are we coirnizant of the condition 
of our sister trhapters, and of the college where they are located? 
By too many is the Fraternity regarded as conij)osed of ninety-nine 
per cent, of individual chapter and one [»er cent, of general fra- 


ternity. Do we lack entliusiasm ? Then we lack knowledge of 
Delta Tau Delta, our thoughts are limited and our enthusiasm, 
what there is of it, is vented upon our individual chapter. "Enthu- 
siasm is the product of knowledge ; success is the product of intel- 
ligent enthusiasm." 

No organization of this kind can attain the best results with- 
out cultivating that generous spirit which forms the basis of true 
brotherhood. Let us be prompt in the discharge of duties, ready 
in the advancement of all just measures to benefit the Fraternity, 
and enthusiastic in the support of individual action for the general 
good. Thus shall we fortify and strengthen our present condition. 
Individual jealousy, or chapter jealousy, can have no stronghold in 
any fraternal organization. As faction waxes hot, enthusiasm for the 
progress of the organization itself grows cold, and without desire 
for progress there can be none. If progress is wanting, retrogres- 
sion takes place, for in this world there is no middle ground, no 
standing still. E. R. L., E '92. 

82 THE rainbow: 


[This departnieut this year is in charge of the assistant editor. 
Max West. — Editor.] 


Beta continue-* prosperous. Since our last letter, Bro. Hunter 
has returned after a tliree years' absence. Our chapter library 
has received several donations from actives, and some new fur- 
niture has been purchased for our hall. During the term just 
closed we have received more than our share of college honors 
and the work done by members has been of a very satisfactory 
character. This is the third successive year that a Delta has 
been chosen as editor-in-chief of our college journal. Merit has 
given us four (4) out of ten (10) [)laces of honor in our literary so- 
cieties. We have the presidencies of the gymnasium and oratorical 
associations. In the local oratorical contest Bros. Hoffman and 
McGlenen tied for first place, defeating // H II by 37 points and 
(P J H brought up the roar, defeated by 99 points. Bro. Hoff- 
man will represent the university in the State contest. 

There is no marked change in the condition of our rivals. 
They have made no initiations this year. // H II is numerically 
the strongest fraternity here. They surpass in athletics, have a 
very pleasant chapter hall, and are a whole-souled, genial set of 
fellows. (P J H is not so strong numerically or otherwise as last 

The Greeks of Ohio University were very agreeably surprised 
on the morning of the 17th by the ap|)earance in our midst of Ohio 
Alpha chapter of the Pi Beta Phi Sorosis, seven members of Omega 
Gamma Chi having been initiated on the previous evening into the 
mysteries of this oruf animation. The members of which the new 
chapter is composed would b<' an honor to any organization and 
// // (P is to be congratulated upon securing such material for her 
Ohio Alpha. The re<*eption given by the new chapter to the O. U. 
(f reeks and faculty at the residence of Bro. and Mrs. E. J. Jones, 
was the social event of tlir year. 

Mrs. (\ I). N orris and Miss Adda Davis have been added to 
our faculty as instructors in vtx-ai and instrumental music. The 


legislature will he asked to make a special appropriation for increas- 
ing the size and efficiency of our chemical laboratory. There are 
more students in college now than any corresponding time since 
the war and everything which will increase the efficiency of our 
school, is being attended to. It is very gratifying to the friends of 
our institution to note the progress being made and to know that 
we are keeping pace with the times. Fraternally, 

D! W. McGlknen. 


The opening of Washington and Jefferson found eight of last 
year's chapter of thirteen back again. Good fraternity material 
was scarce among the new men, but we have initiated two, whom 
we take pride in introducing to the Fraternity: W. S. Langfitt, '91, 
of Allegheny, Pa., and Lewis M. Sutton, '9*:^, of St. Clairsville, O. 
With ten men our prospects for the year are very good. 

As usual. Gamma has her share of i'ollege honors. Bro. Nolin 
is on the editorial staff of the Was/iiftt/foti Jeffcraonian, Bro. Orr 
is president and Bro. Sweeney vice-president of the Athletic Asso- 
ciation. Bros. Sweeney and Sherrard are on the cast of the play of 
Julius Caesar, to be given by the students on February 22d. In the 
fall inter-class tennis tournament, Bro. Sweeny, '91, and Bro. Cun- 
ningham, '98, represented their respective classes. We are also 
represented in the foot-ball and base-ball teams and in the guitar 

The general standing of most of our rivals is good, though 
there is a tendency among some of them to keep up their member- 
ship by lowering their standards of qualification. 

We have received short visits this year from Bro. Hyser, of 
Alpha, and Bro. Sherman Artor, of Cleveland. We are always glad 
to see any Deltas, who are in our vicinity. 

The outlook of the college for the coming year is good. The 
attendance is about the same as last year. Some improvements have 
been made in our buildings, and we are now anticipating a gymna- 
sium to be built in the near future. 

Robert Linton. 

Personai«s.--'82.--M. H. Stovenst n was prohibition candidate 
for District Attorney in Washington Co. and ran far ahead of his 

'87. — C. C. Garrison is in the Fidelity Title and Trust Co. of 

'89. — J. R. Alexander is commercial editor of tlio W/ieeiing 

'90. — W. W. Co wen is reading law in St. Clairsville, O. 


aid us to hi^h(*r position. 

Fraternity, as a wall of defense, is all powerful; as a means of 
condolence, is most sym[)athetic; as a promoter of friendship is 
never failin<r. The affinity of kindred minds, whether amon^ work- 
incr men in their local combinations and secret orders, or amon^ lit- 
erary men in their clubs and scientific societies, is a bulwark to 
their waives and emoluments, and an out-stretched arm of assist- 
ance. The siuirle-handed man is at ^reat disadvantage; the man 
surrounded by numberless friends is borne along not only by the 
force of his own oars, but by the current of good feeling from the 
higher [>r)sitions. perchance, of the harmonious company about him. 
What is true in tlie world is likewise true in college. College is a 
miniature world of its own, where in an initiatory form the student 
experiences realities abiuit to be. 

We are not bonded totjether a-* a cal)al atrainst those not with 
us; we are united to lift eacli other u[). Do not call this bond a 
girdle to bind us in a great cloak of selfishness apart from the 
world. Call it rather that strong cord, which tied around the bodies, 
holds each one that he may not slip and fall, as we a genial company 
climb together the uncertain Alpine paths of learning. 

W. L. Y. Davis, M. 



Our every chapter is under gn»at obligations to our Fraternity. 
Do we sufficiently realize this and extend to the Fraternity our 
hearty support? Are we evt^r ready to do faithfully all duties de- 
volving u[)on us, and ever watchful and (juick in grasping every 
opjiortunity to promote the welfare of our Fraternity? 

In the chapter meetings there must be harmony and unity, and 
a realization of the fraternalMove which ^one brother should bear to 
another. Are we fully informed in regard to the historj' and gov- 
«»rnmeut of the Fraternity, and are we coiriiizant of the condition 
of our sister chapters, and of the college where they are located? 
By too many is the Fraternity regarded as composed of ninety-nine 
per cent, of individual chapter and one per cent, of general fra- 


Thanksgiving was duly observed by Epsilon in an old-tinie 
fashion. Besides our actives, there surrounded our board, and sang 
the praises of Delta Tau, Rev. Washington Ciardner, J/, Rev. J. C. 
Floyd, J '76, and our old boys Bros. John Brown, Parmeter, Clark 
and Mosher of this city: J. C. Graham and C. A. Phelps of Grand 
Rapids; Dr. Marsh of Quiney and S. F. Master of Kalamazoo. 

Bro. J. H. Delbridge, 'in, left college at the close of the fall 
term to accept a position with Bro. K. A. Edmunds, /: '89, at Kau- 
kauna. Wis. 

With our rivals, the - A's and A T ii's, we are on friendly 
terms. - .V has a strong cha[>ter--l3 men, the majority of whom 
stand well in college society. A T il initiates preparatory students 
— always an indication of weakness — though she has some good 

- \ has the foundation completed for a fraternity hall which 
she expects to build in the spring. It will be built of stone, and 
will have ante-room and hall on the ground floor with a gymnasium 
(?) in the basement. 

Those interested in the prosperity of Albion ("ollege have cause 
for gratulation. The standard of scholarship is constantly advanc- 
ing, and the class of students improving. 

A public lecture-ship has been established, the like of which 
does not exist in connection with any other institution of learning 
in the country. ''•It is not an agency. * * * Our ])urpose is to pro- 
ject the life and spirit of the college outward, carrying the educa- 
tional benefits to multitudes of homes. * * * The educational work 
is the main factor of the work to which Dr. Gardner has been 
called." (Dr. FUke in th Da-. Pleiad.) 

Washington Gardner, J/, was called from the pastorate of St. 
PauTs M. E. church, Cincinnati, ()., to fill this office. 

With a deal of interest Epsilon looks forward to entertaining, 
in the spring, the conference or the northern division. 

Allow us to introduce our latest, the result of Thanksgiving 
eve's "work," Bro. C. B. Allen, ^U2. 

E. A. Akmstkoxg. 

Personals. — E. L. Parmeter practices medicine in Albion. 
'85. — A. D. Niskern owns and edits the JA/m^r (Mich.) Adver- 

'88. — H. (,'. Scripps takes a theological course at lioston Uni- 

'80. — Chas. C. Brown is head hookke^^per of the Wabash, at 

'88. — J. P. McCarthy is practicing law with Judge Lewis at 
Greenville, Mich. 

'72. — Prof. Samuel Dickie is chairman of the National Pix)hibi- 
tion committee. 

'87. — Thos. Martin has been admitted to the bar at Sault Ste 


Marie, Mich. 

'88-- W. (). C'avier is the popular pastor of the Presbyterian 
eliurch at Wausau, Wis. 

'^U. — J. L. Austin is making a fortune in Tacoma, Wash., and 
expects to be in school, a^ain, next year. 

'88. — C M. Kimball is the southern manager for a Chicajro 
publishing house, and has his headquarters at Dallas, Tex. 

%M). —\j. B. Sutton has recently been appointed assistant super- 
intendent of harbor construction for Michigan. 

'87. — Harry Weed, recently jrraduated at the Chicago Medical 
College, practices at Oshkosh, Wis. 

'78. Hev. W. A. Hunsber^er, pastor of the M. E. church at 
Cold water, Mich., was sent to Europe last summer by his congre- 

'77. — C. M. Ranger and W. I). Farley, '79, who are in partner- 
ship in the furniture business at Battle Creek, Mich., have been 
elected^ by the society of the Alumni, trustees of Albion college. 

Eta---Bl(:htkl Collkiik. 

Eta gave the last Rainkow a hearty welcome. To our view 
a fraternity journal should devote itself to fraternity news, and this 
the Rainbow has done. 

Soon after our last letter followed the fair dance. Upon this 
occasion, the fraternities bring out their new men, and colors fly in 
profusion loud encMigh to drown out an average orchestra. Harry 
B. Gregory of Ashtabula, Ohio, and John H. Simpson, Attica, Ohio, 
the acknowledged cream of the freshman class, sported Delta 
colors for the first time. After three months of hard rustling, we 
have made a valuable addition to our pledged chapter in the person 
of Phil Merrill of Williamsport, Pa. Our nursery of Deltaism 
now numbers four: J. W. Eddy, '1)4, Bay City, Michigan; Phil 
Merrill, '94. Chas. Mignin, '94, Bryan, (^hio; and Frank H. Stow 
of Girard, Pennsylvania, son of the well known Chas. Stow, Bar- 
num's advance agent. To convince these ^'Deltas in embryro" 
that l-)Ki/r.\ Tal' Dei/ia is not the best fraternity in existence, and 
that its princii)al virtue is not in having them pledged to it, would 
be a more Herculean task than the Eta would care to attempt. 
We are strong disciples of the plediJfing system and our preps are 
invaluable for rushinir in the lower classes. 

We very nearly lost our elegant quarters recently by lire. Be- 
ing in the fourth story of the Arcade, our case seemed hopeless, 
and you can imagine how we hutrged our insurance policy. How- 
ever, twice the value of our hall would not rejilace it to us. In the 
oratorical contest, held Dec. 11th, Bro. V. R. Andrew took second 
place, and Bro. Rowley third. The first place was captured by a 
popular (P J H^ who bids fair to raise Buchtel's standard in the inter- 


collegiate contest. In oratory, * J ^ is unusually strong. The 
standard of the chapter is excellent and is a great credit to the 
fraternity. It was a source of satisfaction to us to get a man from 
them right in the flush of their triumph in the contest. The local 
society, // K ^, is in good condition, but its men are not such as are 
desired by the other fraternities. We get two men from them 
this fall. 

The college this year has the largest attendance ever registered, 
and is in excellent shape. The battalion drills once a week. Bro. 
A. P. Matthews is second lieutenant. As the officers are chosen 
from the higher classes, it was a great compliment to Bro. Matthews, 
a sophomore, to be elected to this position. The gymnasium drill, 
which is compulsory, is conducted on the Amherst plan. We have 
a line instructor in heavy gymnastics, and shall give an exhibition 
next term. The Glee Club made its first appearance recently. 
Bro. F. G. Wieland is secretary and treasurer. The Buchtel Col- 
lege orchestra, managed by Bro. Matthews, has a wide reputation 
in the towns about Akron, and the only thing which mars the pleas- 
ure of the numerous excursions it takes, is the thought of the many 
broken, bleeding hearts, which the irresistible college boys leave in 
every town. 

Eta sends greetings to her sister chapters. 

F. G. Wieland. 

Personals. — .fohn R. Buchtel, the worthy founder of our col- 
lege, and one of Eta's first members, never tires of telliug of the 
first chapter- meeting, held in the college chapel. He is in a very 
poor state of health. 

'75 — Chas. Baird is Akron's most successful lawyer. 

George A. Peckham is Professor of Languages at Hiram College. 

The late Prof. A. H. Walsh, formerly Professor of Mathematics 
in Buchtel College, later Professor of Literature in Ohio State Uni- 
versity, was a member of this chapter. 

A. B. Tinker is secretary of Buchtel College. 

'76. — Newt. Chiswell was at last re])ort with the Corinne Opera 

George Lieber is prosecuting attorney of Akron, O., having 
been re-elect«d by the highest majority ever given. 

O. C. Herrick is with his father in the largest wholesale and re- 
tail china house in Akron. "Oakey" comes around to see us often, 
and our hall has many tokens of his loyalty to his fraternity. 

A. E. Hyre, whose enthusiasm and radicalism on the subject of 
J 7* J is well known as editor of the C^ti/tihogan at Cleveland. 

'86. — Jim Ford, '80, is taking care of his mammoth farm at 

'86. — Bro. W. S. Ford is practising law in St. Paul, Minn. 

'82. — Frank A. Taylor was married last June to Miss Clara 


Slade of (/olumbus. Thev are keeping house in New York city. 

Kinier Felt, founder of Beta Mu, stirs us up with a good letter 
fre(juentlv. He is delicrhted with the outlook in the east. 

'87. — Fred H. Stuart was not Ion if since admitted to the bar, 
and now practices with his father in Akron. 

VVillard A. Holconib, whose lontr and cheery letters threaten 
to furnish us all with his own proverbial grin, is studying law in 
Binghampton, N. Y. He reports for the Elniira Telegram and 
writes for the Thnef<. As ''Hokev's'' vocabulary is such that an 
account of the most obscure death is simply heart-rending, while a 
marriage becomes a veritable poem in his hands, and as he goes 
into everything with the expectation of being dynamited, he will 
probably succeed as a reporter. 

^Wl. -Bro. Frank Hutrill is dantrerously ill at his home in Akron. 


lota's letter in this number of the Rainhow will be in the 
main a repetition of that in the first number, owMng to the fact that 
we were in session but a short time after that number was pub- 
lished. The chapter at present is in a very flourishing condition, 
and promises to continue so for some time. We will begin the 
spring term with twelve active members, and will ])robably increase 
the number during the spring term. Some of our number hold the 
highest positions in the military department and on the editing 
boards, and all are united in making every effort to promote the 
welfare of the chapter and of the General Fraternity. Financially 
we are in good condition, being wholly up in dues to the Fraternity 
and having quite a sum in the treasury, which we intend to increase 
for the purpose of finishing and furnishing another of our suite of 

Our rivals are, first. Phi Delta Tlieta, which is ahead of us in 
point of numbers, but is not united in itself. The rivalry between 
this chapter and lot^ is strong but friendly. Our other rivals are 
so-called literary societies, but in reality are local fraternities. 

* - - - • 

There are four of these: The L'uion Literary, Eclectic, Olympic, 
and Hesperon. These are all strong in numbers and their members 
work well together, but thev do not follow as high a standard in 
choosing their men as the (treek Fraternity. 

The college has undergone manv changes during the ])ast year. 
The vacancies in the literarv department, caused by the resiirnations 
of Prof. Mac Ewan and Prof. Patteni^ill, wen^ filled by Dr. Ander- 
son and Prof. Noble. Also the chair of practical agriculture, left 
vacant by the resiirnation of Prof. .Fohnson, was filled by Prof. 
Davenpc^rt, one of Iota's graduat«'s in the class of '84. But ])er- 
haps the greatest chang« and the one most felt by the college was 
the resitfiiation, last May, of President Edwin Willits, who for four 


years was very successful as president of the college and who did 
more than any other man to elevate the collec^e to its present posi- 
tion. He went to WashincrU^n to fill the office of Assistant Secre- 
tary of Agriculture and his place was filled by Hon. Oscar Clute. 
During the year 'SO, the grounds of the college have been much im- 
proved and several new buildiiio^s erecte<l, the princiy)al one bein^ 
a new afifricultural laboratory. The crymnasium has also been much 
improved by the addition of new apparatus. Military drill has 
been made compulsory, so that at present this de[)artment makes a 
fine showinir with four companies and the expectation of having six 
in the spring-. H. K. Bknti.kv. 


r^ambda joins with her sister chapters in wishintr for the Raix; 
K<)\v a year of success. 

Our rivals this year are the A J, d* A HJi H 11^ I A l\ V </», J K E 
and A T it. They all seem to be in a healthy condition and are ijet- 
tiii^ alon^ tofirether without any contentions. 

The J A /; and A 7' ii fraternities are amonjr the last to enter 
the university. Their strength is about thirteen and ei^ht men re- 
spectively; and so far as the writer can jud<re, they seem to be a 
s]dendid set of youn^ men. As all the chapters areoncpiite friendly 
terms, Lambda does not anticipate any trouble in vying with them 
for honors. 

l^ro. Bemis is still with us and is a member of the class of '91. 
Hro. H. M, Scales, who was in the literary department last year, is 
now taking the course in law. Bro. Conkwritrht, also in the literary 
last year, is now in the medical department. Altogether we have 
six men. Fraternally, R. H. C. Dana. 

Pkusoxals. -W. p. Thompson is practicing law out in Mus- 
cogee, Ind. Ter., and has been <juite successful. 

W. W.Hastings is the principal of th(^ asylum for the deaf and 
dumb, and is also th<j attorney for the same. He is located at Sa- 
lina, Ind. Ter. 

A. B. Hall is reading law under his father at liatesville, Ark. 
He expects to return to the university next y<'ar, and complete his 
studies in the law school. 


Examinations over, the term's work completed, the pleasurable 
feeling of success pervading our bosoms, th(» last regular chapter 
meeting held, the last tap of the gavel sounded, a brief time for 
retrospection comes before we must seize our grips and hie away 

Our associations have been intimat<' and characterized by fia- 


temal love. Had our chapter hall a tongue, it could tell a lively 
story. Even the faces of Deltas long since departed looked down 
from their frames on the wall as though wanting to frisk in the 
witcli dances with us. But the prose as well as])oetry must be told. 
Bro. Brownell has been very ill for six weeks at his home at Wash- 
ington Court House, Ohio. Bro. Doane, being afflicted with rheuma- 
tism, also missed three weeks of school. Other contingencies also at 
times dampened our ardor. 

Although the table in the centre of our hall could recount, 
perhaps, if questioned, how many times it has been thumped by the 
lists of energetic brethren, enthusiastic for men in college, who 
looked like J-)eltas, nevertheless we have had no more initiates since 
our last letter. 

In honor our boys are being preferred. Bro. McElheny has 
been elected general business manager of the college Bijou to be 
issued this year. This in addition to his editorial duties on the 
Trausi'Hjd keeps him hard pressed. In the absence of Prof. Nelson 
upon a scientific expedition to Florida, Bro. Barnes organizes the 
physiology classes for the winter term. Of the four speakers in a 
joint debate between the Republican and Prohibition clubs, Bro. 
McElheny, Republican, and Bro. Keating, Prohibitionist, thundered 
upon the Delaware forum a few days before the Ohio election. Bro, 
Keating has also been elected salutatorian on the program for the 
Zetagathean annual, occurring in the winter term. Bro. Doane is 
major of all the military forces of the O. W. U. 

Bro. Porter, '86, Columbus, visited us Dec. 14th. Bro. Basquin 
will not enter the winter term, but will be back in the spring. 

The other fraternities are all in good standing and enthusiastic. 
The Pan- Hellenic banquet will be hold in the winter term. 1 A h 
took the first honors and ^ h '/* the second honors in the home ora- 
torical contest. 

Prospects are bright for a new chapel to be built next summer. 
Prosperity in our school means prosperity in our chapter. So mote 
it be. W. L. Y. Davis. 


In the profundity of that unpleasant duty of our lives — exam- 
inations—we tear ourselves from the abstrusities of psychology and 
the others to tell our tale of — T was about to say woe — but why? 
We thank the powers that be that we are permitted to struggle 
along on this urbane 8[)here, picking up some knowledge, making 
vain endeavor to keep our absences below the maximum limit, and 
now and then enjoying a few social evenings "down town." 

Foot ball for ""SO is, alas, a thincr of memorv. We were unsuc- 

cessful, is the brief way of summing up our campaign. The ques- 
tion naturally arises. Why were we not otheiwiie ? The best team 


undoubtedly ever put forth from Lafayette, was yet the most un- 
successful. The Athletic Association proposes to have an alumni 
advisory committee, virhich we think will see to it in the future that 
our teams do better work. 

We have received a call from genial Sherman Arter, Z, who 
succeeded most admirably in enlightening us on the fraternity at 
large. Bro. Camp, '89, has been with us most of the time playing 
foot ball in his old position as "half-back." 

The Juniors have already appointed their hop committee, of 
which Bros. Vamey, Ridgway and Clymer, will represent Nu. 

With an anticipation of lively pleasure do we wait for the 22d 

1 w I. .^^^ • • • • 

of February to arrive. We hope to meet the Eastern Division in 
New York on that day. We would add that we are prepared to 
meet the whole Fraternity in the same place under more auspicious 
circumstances ; in other words, the convention should come east. 
If we may have the attention of the Fraternity for a moment, we 
will present to it Bros. Thomas Creigh McCune of Pennsylvania and 
William Gaston Caperton of West Virginia, both erf '93. 

F. H. Clymer. 

Personals. — '82. — Dr. N. J. Bliem is now located at San An- 
tonio, Tex., having moved from Chicago a year ago. 

'84. — Geo. A. Chase is engaged in insurance in Baltimore. 

'88. — R. F. Stewart is now at Tacoma, Wash. — J. L. Evans is 
in business in Shenandoah, Penn. — J. S. Ensor is attending the Law 
University at Baltimore. — M. McKeen is a law student at Easton, 

'90. — E. H. Swindell has formed a partnership with his father, 
Wm. Swindell, dealers in iron furnaces, 548 Smithneld Street, P itts 


The fall term came to a close December 18th, and we dispersed 
tx) our various homes to enjoy the Christmas holidays. In looking 
backward over the three months of school life just past, and noting 
the progress made by Xi, her members can justly yield to pride and 
indulge in a few self-congratulations. At the beginning of term 
when only four assembled in her sacred hall, her prospects were any- 
thing but promising. These four, however, determined to keep up 
the honor of the chapter and maintain the high standard of former 
years, went to work with such vim and vigor that things soon as- 
sumed much brighter and clearer aspect. As a result of their earn- 
est and zealous endeavors we now find Xi at the sumniit of her 

We hold our share of college honors — such as business man- 
ager of college journal and other inij)ortant offices both in classes 
and literary societies. Two men were initiated during the term and 


are now bearing the standards of a true Delt, while two more are 
anxiously waiting for the time to roll round when they, too, can be 
amon^ the "chosen few." About the middle of the term Bro. Youtz 
arrived and greatly strengthened our forces. Our chapter library, 
to which we have devoted much care and time, is rapidly grow^iii^, 
thanks to the valuable aid extended by our alumni and friends. We 
have now a fine collection of books besides many college papers, 
periodicals and fraternity journals. A handsome antique oak book- 
case has been purchased and placed in our hall. Ic adds much to 
the homelike and comfortable appearance of the rooms. We in- 
tend also by the end of the next term tof)urchaseanewsetof furniture. 

We have been paying much attention and care lately to our in- 
ternal development, and feel highly elated over our success. The 
song books are used frequently during the sessions and add much 
to tue enjoyment of the evenings. 

We had our chapter incorporated during the term with the fol- 
lowing trustees: W. H. Berry, A. V. Proudfoot, W. F. Powell, J. F. 
Samson and A. F. Jewett. 

Our relations with our rivals are friendly. These are two in 
number. Alpha Tau Omega and Sigma Alpha Epsilon, as the charter 
has been withdrawn from the chapter of Phi Kappa Psi here. The 
Alpha Taus are seven in number and are enjoying great pros]>oritv. 
They have added one man to their list this term. They hold several 
important offices in claiises and literary societies. The Sigma Epsi- 
lons are seven in number. For a new chapter they are doing well 
and will make a strong rival. 

School opened the fall term with a larger attendance than it 
has had for many years. A larger number of bright and intelligent 
faces could be seen aniontr the new students than usual. Two fine 
large buildings grrace the campus now, while material has been pur- 
chased and delivered on the grounds, and the foundation constructed 
for a third. Bro. E. M. Ilolmos, although a young man for the 
place, is meeting with remarkable success as president. He is well 
liked by all the students and has '^rustled" during his administration. this letter introduce to the Fraternity, Bros. Stahl and 
Henderson. J. M. Jamieson. 

Persoxals. — '78. — Ira M. Dc Lontr still fills the chair of math- 
ematics in the university of Colorado. He spent the summer vaca- 
tion traveling and looking after real estate interests throughout the 
state. His brother, H. T. Delong, was engaged in a similar manner. 

'88. — P. C. Harlison is princi[)al of tlie Coryden schools. 

'8«). — E. P. Wright is teaching school near his home. 

"SV). — O. A. Kennedy is now engaged in editorial work for the 
Ogden Dfti/i/ Commerdtil^ of Ogden, Utah. He expects to ])ar- 
ticipate in the commencement festivities of '90. 

'lU. — L. W. Haworth is teaching at Van Wort, la. 

'88.— W.D. Trimble is President of the Young People's So- 


ciety and leader of the choir, at Tonawanda, N. Y. 

'77. — C. C. Stiffler is cashier for Corey Bros., railway contract- 
ors, O^den, Utah. 

'87. — H. F. Sigler is employed in the Los Angeles county bank. 

'78. — C. K. Kenned has been appointed postmaster at Villisca, 
la. His appointment gave universal satisfaction, as he has been 
one of the most prominent men in that neck of the woods for sev- 
eral years, during which time he has ably edited the Villisca Remew. 

'75. — S. M. Cart has purchased the furniture store formerly 
owned by Richey Bros. A. F. Jewitt, '73, manages the store as 
Mr. (/art still holds his position as principal of the Indianola public 

'89. — N. C. Field is studying for the degree of A.B., at Ann 


Our chapter is in an unusually prosperous condition. We have 
been particularly fortunate this year in securing so many able, earn- 
est and active members. We have been very careful in selecting 
our men, and we feel that we are on a more substantial basis than 
ever before. 

The university opened this year with an enrollment of more 
than two hundred and fifty students, and is in a more flourishing con- 
dition than it has been for some time. There have been several 
changes in the faculty, which have proven highly satisfactory. A 
handsome library building is under construction, and the gymnasium 
is being repaired and refitted with every possible instrument for ex- 
ercise. The university boasts especially of her superior laboratory. 

We take pleasure in introducing to the fraternity our new mem- 
bers, W. H. Carter, C. R. Bush, G.B. Neville and C. B. Williams. 


You find our chapter numerically not so strong as usual, but 
in good feeling, I think you could ask for no improvement. We 
have as yet taken in no men, but we do not feel discouraged, for as 
things have turned out the class of men taken in this fall is not par- 
ticularly strong. Our attendance at meetings is not quite so large 
as T should like to see it, but this can be accounted for to some ex- 
tent by the fact that a number of our men live out of town. What- 
ever may be said, Rho has certainly a great deal of fraternity feel- 
ing and T think will always keep it. 

Our rivals, with the exception of V T and // ^ //, have done no 
better in obtaining men than we have; the former taking in four, the 
latter three, making both these chapters very strong ninnerioally. 
-VThas a great many foot-ball men, but outi^ide of this nothing can 
be said for the chapter. IW 11 has a very good cliapter at Stevens ; 


they rather tend toward athletics, but have some very capable men 
intellectually and usually win their due quota of college honors. 
A ^ has a very fair chapter, but there seems to be one or two ainon^ 
them who think for the entire chapter. 1 do not remember a single 
occasion on which any .V * dissented from the voice of these great 
moguls. They carry their fraternity feelint^ to such an extent that 
everything is made to suffer for it. .V (p at Stevens could act in a 
much more manly way than at present. The men, too, as incongru- 
ous as it may seem, are genial fellows and have very much of the 
gentleman about them. H E unless something unforseen occurs, 
will start next year with two men, and as they are not particularly 
energetic, I do not know what will become of the chapter. 

The college is in a flourishing condition and we nave a larger 
number of students than ever before. We go along on the same 
regular beaten way. Some years ago the six rival fraternities 
which published the JEccentric divided, three publishing a new book 
called the Bolt. For the past two years there has been a movement 
for reunion and this was consummated this fall, the two annuals com- 
bining under the name of the Lhik, Stevens has not done so well 
as usual in foot-ball this year but we will brace ourselves for next 
season. Rho wishes all the other chapters a happy new year and 
success in all their undertakings. N. S. Hill, Jr. 

Personals. — Bro. Hoxie, '89, has been in to see us several 
times and given us points on how to act when graduated. 

A. P. Trautwein paid us a flying visit not long ago. It seemed 
very natural to have him back with us. He is now situated at Car- 
bondale. Pa., and has with him there Bros. Hamilton and Hiller, 
both Rhos, '89. They are thinking of establishing a chapter at the 

Bro. Anderson, '87, frequently comes in to see us. Of course 
he is always welcome. 

On the annual we are represented by J. A. Norcross, '91. Bro. 
Whitney is president of the Photographic society and Bro. Frazer, 
secretary. Bro. Sanborn is secretary of the Glee Club. lire. 
Frazer is also on the Indicator board. 


At the beginning of the new year Tau sends greetings to the 
general Fraternity. 

Tau is progressing finely. VV^e have succeeded in initiating* 
four new men. We now have a jolly band of eleven, all of whom 
have shown themselves to be loval Deltas, and ever true to the 
purple, white and gold. 

Not only have we met with success in bringing the '*barb" 
into the inner light from outer darkness, but have had our full share 


of the honors of the year thus far. We have two men on the edi- 
torial stafE of the College Student^ six in the college glee club and 
two on the foot- ball team. 

Bro. Harnish, '91, was assistant teacher in the preparatory de- 
partment last term. 

The general conditions of our rivals is good, and our relations 
with them are all of a pleasant nature. Phi Kappa Psi now has 
nine members, havmg initiated only one man this year. Her 
strong point seems to be athletics. Four men represented her on 
the foot-ball team. Phi Kappa Sigma has seven members and 
prides herself on scholarship. One of her men leads his class and 
is one of the best men in the institution. Chi Phi has six men and 
is weaker in some respects than ever before. 

Franklin and Marshall seems to have entered upon a new era. 
Measures have been taken for building a gymnasium, and by the 
end of this year another new building will adorn our campus. 

Dr. John S. Stahr now graces the chair of our presidency, 
recently made vacant by the resignation of Dr. Thos. G. Apple. 

Lewis T. Lampk. 

Personals.- -'70. — David C. Lichliter is practicing medicine 
at Dayton, Ohio. 

"86. — N. J. Blackwood was in I^an caster on Thanksgivinjr 
Day, to witness the game of foot-ball between Dickinson anti 
Franklin and Marshall. 

'76. — S. F. Lowry has accepted a call from the Broadsheads- 
ville pastorate of the Reformed church. 

'88. — C. L. Bowman is leader of the orchestra in Proctor's 
Theater, Lancaster. 

'88. — C. C. Herr is second violinist in same orchestra. 

Geo. Merle Zacharias, founder of Tau, who recently returned 
from Europe, paid Lancaster a visit a few days ago. His address 
is Harrisburg, Pa. 

'82. — O. R. Snyder paid his Alma Mater a visit a short time 
ago. He now is a prominent young lawyer of Greensburg, Pa. 


Upsilon has little to report at this time. The general condi- 
tion of the chapter is excellent. The boys have done hard studying 
with successful results this fall. Upsilon has initiated only one man, 
— the best of '93, and now has about as many as she generally car- 
ries — nine. 

As to the institute, we expect to break ground for a new build- 
ing to be used as a library next, or rather this, spring. Our Prof. 
Nason, chemistry, is away in hopes of recovering completely from a 
stroke of paralysis. W. C H. Slaglk. 


Personals. — '89. — Paul O. Hebert is working electric light 
plants on the unenlightened South. 

'91. — C. Aug. Raht is toasting himself and others in Chatta- 

'91. — James M. Lapeyre is in New Orleans attending the mar- 
riage of his sister. 

'91. — Arthur W. Thompson and S. J. Chapleau spent their va- 
cation in Ottawa^ Can. 


With this number, of the Rainbow, Phi again sends fraternal 
greetings to her sister chapters. We are glad to say that aft<»r dil- 
igent work the chapter has regained almost her former standing. 
Only two years ago she could report but two men; now she stands 
among the first "frats." in Hanover College, and feels able to cope 
with them on any ground. Our experience has taught us to deal 
secretly but uprightly with our rivals; consocjuently we have gained 
their favor and respect. This kind of dealing has ])laced us in a 
good social position without marring our loyalty to our own chap- 
ter in the least, the boys being imbued with loyal spirit have 
worked unitedly for our own welfare. 

All the fraternities here are doing good work, taking into con- 
sideration the number of different fraternities and the size of the 
college. The Beta Theta Pis have a good force of men working 
cautiously to accomplish their desired end. They hold their share 
of honors. The Sigma Chis seem to be maintaining their old nu- 
merical standard. They are now erecting a chapter house which 
they expect to occupy some time this year. It is a neat structure 
and built after the most modern style. We are very glad to see 
this improvement springing up in our midst, it has been a ques- 
tion in the minds of many, whether or not chapter houses could be 
supported properly in Hanover College. We will not predict what 
will be the outcome of this movement, but we are safe in saying 
that all the fraternities are watching this action with eager eyes, so 
that they can ])rotit by others' experience. The Phi Gamma Deltas 
have had the honor of showing up a strong for.^e of boys who la- 
bored diliirentlv both in an<l out of their fraternity. This year, 
however, they will lose six of their most experienced men at com- 
mencement, which will leave them in a very weak condition, unless 
they get some new men. The Phi Delta Fheta chapter is living 
under the guidance of numerically strong and energetic fnen. This 
year, however, there seems to be a lack of uniformity in the chai)- 
ter, as well as only a moderate degree of discretion used in "pledg- 


As to ourselv(»s, we will just say this : Some years ago, a cer- 
tain one of our rivals said somethinir to the effect that he would kill 


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Chapter Phi if it took him his life-time. As yet we are heartily 
^lad to say that this is the most live dead chapter in existence. 

This term of college closed with general satisfaction to both 
students and faculty. In addition to the college property is the 
building of an observatory. This has been a long felt want, and 
after a considerate investigation the very best instruments have been 
purchased. The students are well pleased, and fully appreciate the 
advantages given them. G. A. Gamble. 

Personals. — James Woodward was called home, some time 
ago, to his home at Corydon, Ind., on account of the sickness of his 
fatlier, which finally resulted in death. Bro. Woodward will again 
join us next term. 

W. E. Kampe and H. M. Peckinpaugh are honored with places 
on the Junior exnibition. Clifton Ryker has secured a place m the 
Sophomore exhibition on which G. A. Gamble is the salutatorian. 

U. T. Price of Upsilon visited our chapter a number of times 
during this term. He is by nature a fraternity worker. The serv- 
ice that he rendered us will always be remembered with gratitude. 

J. A. Breckinridge, the champion athlete of this college, re- 
ceived an injury sometime ago, while playing foot-ball. He is now 
able to walk about. 

W. T. Lopp, '87, has secured the principalship of the schools at 
New Amsterdam, Ind. 

D. W. Williamson, '87, is a student of McCornish Seminary, 
Chicago, III. 

Dwight Harrison, '87, is at his home in Higginsport, O., attend- 
ing to his father's business during his illness. 

Sam. Melcher is superintendent of the schools at Carrollton, 
Ky. Will Stratford held the same position in the schools at Vevay, 
Ind., and also controls the Vevav normal school. 

R. Omstead is a lawyer in Omaha. 

Oxal. Hamilton has gone to Europe on an extended tour. 

E. G. Henry, the founder of this chapter, is a lawyer in New 
Albany, Ind. He has been recently elected a member of the Gen- 
eral Assembly of this state. D. A. Stopp, a chapter member with 
Bro. Henry and the prime mover in the foundation of this chapter, 
is a lawyer in Aurora, Ind. 

Cy. A. Smith is representing Parke, Davis and Co., Detroit, 

Frank and J. P. S. Weems, W. C. Cullop and Scott Emerson 
are engaged in business in Vincennes, Ind. 

Newton Ryker is in the Signal Service at Lynchburg, Va. 

J. R. Ramsay is a physician at Walcotte, Ind. 

Geo. Trow is in Madison engaged there milling in the flour mill 
business. He will go to Europe in the spring. 

Henry McEnery, formerly of this chapter, but afterwards aihl- 
iated to Beta Beta is practicing medicine in New Orleans, La. 



Chapter Chi was never in a healthier condition. It is true we 
have lost a strong and loyal member in Bro. Eberth, but we are 
already feeling the results of his hard labor. Almost ten years 
ago our chapter received its charter. Never were men compelled 
to struggle so hard for a foothold. Our first members were worthy 
of their ''frat*" and fought long and fiercely. The result is that to- 
da^ we acknowledge no superior except in numbers, and can hold 
our own with any of the Kenyon chapters of five strong eastern 
fraternities. The fraternities at Kenyon seem to have taken turns 
at holding the first place. We have worked hard for it, and now 
that we have it we intend to hold it and break this long established 
custom. Our rivals are *!' 1\ J J *, J A /., // N // and (^ J .\. 1 )has 
at present seven members. Last year she lost about one-half of 
her number and has gained two. A J ^ has lost five and gained 
one. J A E has lost eight and gained two. li H II has remained at 
a standstill, and ^ J -V lost her only man. '/' Ps strong point is the 
social standing of her fellows. A J ^'s and J K A's strong point 
this year is not a very complimentary one, so we omit it. U H //'s is 
her ability to keep her number (one) the same throughout so many 
years. Our institution is in very good condition at present and 
judging from present prospects we have a pleasant and prosperous 
year before us. Alvan E. Dukkr. 

Personals. — W. W. Long, once of ''S?, is traveling through 
the South this winter. 

'So. — O. B. Harris is deputy district attorney at Sullivan, Ind. 

\87. — Harry Murphy is of the firm of Murphy, Hibben & Co., 
wholesale dry goods, at Indianapolis. 

'83. — A. L. Herrlinger is practicing law in Cincinnati. 

'77. — Dr. T. H. Stucky is professor in the Louisville Medical 


Wooster University flourishes. The attendance is equal to if 
not greater than that of previous years, and never in the history of 
the institution has there been so much spirit and life among the 
students. Fraternity spirit is high, class spirit is high, college spirit 
generally is high and Wooster holds such a place as she has not 
held, lo, these many years. 

Wooster had a foot-ball team in the field. It was a good foot- 
ball team and came off victorious in two games with Denison Uni- 
versity, the only institution she could find willing to match men 
with her. The first game was played in Wooster, resulting iu a 
score of 48 to ; the second in Granville, with a score of 50 to 0. 

The Wooster boys turned out en masse, with band and banners 
to welcome their war scarred brothers home from the field of honor. 


and escort them from the station to the Opera House. Rarely does 
a company meet such an enthusiastic an audience as "The Two Old 
Cronies" played to that nifjht, in Wooster. The boys were in the 
spirit to enjoy almost anythingr and make all manner of noise about ; 
and that is what they did, — so everybody decided. When the 
*'Professor" and others of his company appeared in university colors, 
the racket was somethincf tremendous. "The boys" also indulged 
in a "stag" dance" to while away a few weary hours, break the mo- 
notony of college life, and sit on the faculty, all at the same time. 
The scheme worked to a charm. 

Not the least interesting of the events of the year was the 
series of inter- fraternity base-ball games played early in the fall. 
J r J is the champion base-ball fraternity of Wooster. These ball 
games, tennis tournaments, etc., are, we think, worthy of encourage- 
ment. They result in an advance of fraternity friendship between 
sister organizations, and promote good fellowship generally. The 
fraternities of Wooster University are on the very best of terms, a 
state of affairs greatly to be desired. 

Chapter T of J 7 J possess, we believe, the respect and friend- 
ship of every brother fraternity in Wooster ; and we hope the same 
shall be merited in the future. 

Five J 7Vj graduated last year, and three from the class of '91 
left for other institutions ; Bro. Mansfield to (yomell, and Bros. Aus- 
tin and Herrick to Williams. Only nine of last year's men were 
present at the opening of this year's campaign. This number was 
swelled to ten by the sudden appearance of Bro. Elliott, formerly 
of '90, but now of '92. Since then we have added four names to 
our roll, and great strength to our force. Bros. McAfee, King, 
Crane and Graham, have all been tried by one goat and rescued to 
the mysteries of J T J since September. We are sorry to lose Bro. 
Kennedy who will remain at his home in New Philadelphia, O., and 
teach in the public schools during the winter term. Bro. Kennedy 
sang first tenor in the university quartette and his absence will be 
noticed and regretted by more than his J T J brothers. 

The boys are all enthusiastic and earnest in all they do and 
what they do, and the way they do it would satisfy the most exact- 
ing. The places of honor and responsibility connected with student 
life of Wooster University are filled by J T Js. 

Bro. McBane is busy with the Psi\ a chapter paper, which will 
soon be forwarded to our sister chapter. With best wishes for the 
success of the Rainbow in the future and commendation for the last 
issue, I close. Fraternally, R. H. Hekrox. 


While our brothers are hard at work with their studies, wo are 
enjoying a long vacation and a rest from college duties. Our col- 


lege year whicli closed Nov. 13th, has been a very prosperous one. 
The graduating class numbered forty-five, the largest in the his- 
tory of the college. We hope to secure new appropriations from 
the legislature this winter, as the college needs new buildings and 
increased accommodations for students. 

With chapter Omega the year has also been successful. We 
feel sure that we have triumphed over the ""barbarians/' for the 
feeling against fraternities which was so strong at the beginning of 
the year has gradually died out and will soon cease to be. 

During the year, in spite of '•'•barbarians," we have succeeded 
in securing five good men. By graduation we lose five men: 
Bros. H. W. Chamberlain, J. K. Durkee, C. W. Lamborn, P. W. 
Starr, and M. W. Thorn burg. Our ranks will thus be reduoed to 
eight, but we have two good men in view to fill the vacancies. 
All the boys expect to be back next term and we hope to make the 
next year even more successful than the last. 

A great loss has come upon our chapter by the death of Bro. 
Edgar Hugh Porter, who was thrown from his horse and died at 
Woodbine, la., Oct. 17th. His death seemed particularly sad and 
untimely, he being but twenty-two years of age and having but 
just fairly commenced his college work. He was one of the most 
honored and respected of our brothers and his will ever be re- 
membered as an example of a true and manly life. 

J. S. Chambeulain. 

Pkksoxaf.s. — '7(5. — J. F. Hardin is a prominent lawyer at 
Eldora, la. 

'79. — J. S. Dewell is successfully ])racticing law at Missouri 
Valley, la., and is the mayor of the city. 

'o7. — 0. F. Curtis is runninir a farm in Story county, la., and 
is State statistical agent for the IT. S. Department of Agriculture. 

'88.- -Nat Spencer is princi|>le of the schools at Caliope>, la. 

'88. -F. L. Dobbin is baukiuir at Holdridcje, Xeb. 

88. — L. C. Tilden is in successful drv goods business in Ames, 

'89.- -H. W. Chamberlain is drafting for Burnham and Root, 
architects, Chicago. 

'89. — J. E. Durkee is principal of the school at Sioux Rapids, 

'89. -C. W. Lamborn is teachintr at Elliott, la. 

'89. — P. W. Starr is teachin(r at Carson, Fa. 

"89. — M. W. Thornburtr is attendinir the medical colleije of 


Beta Beta has just closed (.>ne of the m(^)st prosperous terms in 
her history. All of her men have taken a prominent part in college 


life, a deep interest in the welfare of the chapter and in each other. 
The chapter will be in excellent working shape for the remainder 
of the year. 

Our rivals seem to be prospering, although they did not initiate 
as many men* as usual this year. The Phi Kappa Psis have leased 
a fine new chapter house and have already moved into it. Other 
fraternities must soon follow her example. J K //is as strong as 
ever — in scholarship. Numerically J )' and (P J H are quite strong, 
but 2' V is rather weak in this respect. (^ T J and B H IJ are going 
along at their usual pace. Fraternity relations have been very 
pleasant this year, although there was hard fighting over some new 

The university was never in better shape than at present. Dr. 
J. P. I). John, who has been the Vice-president for some time, was 
elected President. The students gave him a rousing reception 
which exceeded every thino- of the kind that ever occurred in 
Greencastle. The new President is beloved by the faculty ard 
students, and all may be expected to work in harmonv. Phi Beta 
Kappa has granted a charter to De Pauw and initiated nine alumni. 


We regret very much that Beta Delta was not represented by 
letters in the last number of the Rainbow. 

The opening of the last term of the University found five loyal 
Deltas here assembled ready and willing to do battle for the cause 
of Deltaism ; and, as the result of our crusade, we have to intro- 
duce to the Fraternity the five following Bros.: H. H. Smith, G. I). 
Pollock, Greene Johnson, Troy Kelley and Geo. Jarrett, who are in 
every sense worthy of the high honor thus conferred upon them. 

Although the loss of a number of splendid men by graduation 
last commencement seemed for a time to cripple us, still I am happy 
to state that Beta Delta h more than holding her own. 

A cloud has risen upon the horizon of the Fraternity world of 
our University which seems destined to assume frigantie proportions. 
The cloud referred to was caused by the interference of the Chan- 
cellor and Faculty of the University in a fraternity quarrel, which 
ended by the suspension until next commencement of all fraternity 
meetings of the fraternities involved. [We understand these sus- 
pended fraternities are V^/*, 1' A A' and h A. -Ed] This we think, is 
but the first step toward the abolishing of all the fraternities at the 
university. It is an open secret in fralornity circles that our new 
Chancellor, Dr. Boggs, is an avowed enemy to fraternities. Yet the 
fraternities will make a determined stand ere they surrender their 
rights. Beta Delta sends greetings to all her sisters, and bids tlieni 
God-speed in their endeavors to promote the cause of Deltaism. 



Personals. — '89. — A. M. Hartfield is principal of the hi^h 
schools of Eatonton, Ga. 

'89. — J. W. Barnett has the position of city engineer, Athens, Ga. 

'89. — E. C. Stewart has been engaged with the surveying corps 
on the Macon and Binningham railroad since graduation. 

'88. — W. A. Davis is principal of Bufort, Ga., high schools. 

'89. — A. C. Willcoxon is studying law at the University of Ga. 


At this writing most of the boys of Beta Epsilon are at their 
respective homes enjoying the Christmas holidays. We began work 
at the opening of the fall term, with nine men, but Bros. Sharpe 
and Landrum have since returned. Since our last communication 
we have initiated four men, as follows: R. E. Bailey, F. B. Shipp, 
J. H. Jolley of Georgia and J. H. Moore of Texas. 

Bro. Kelley is editor-in-chief of the Emory PAoe///>, and is 
also ''dux" of the Senior class. Bro. F^andrum will represent us in 
the Senei/^ our annual. This has been a prosperous session for Beta 
Epsilon; she has shared successfully the honors of the literary, so- 
cieties, and has made a good record in the class room. 

There has been less animosity existing between the fraternities 
during the past session than ever before. Many of our rivals have 
increased considerably their already large number. (^ J f^ is now 
thirty-four strong, and A T U is not far behind, numbering twenty- 

Sixty-five per cent, of the students of Emory are Greeks. It 
is a rare institution that has so much good material for the Greek 

We have been a little conservative in initiating, and it has 
proven good policy. We would rather miss a good man, than se- 
cure one that would not be an honor to Delta Tau. 

Emory College has made many rapid strides during Dr. Cand- 
ler's administration. She is being placed on a fine financial basis, 
and we trust it will not be long before she can declare free tuition. 
Prof. W. T. Reed fills the chair of mathematics, made vacant by the 
death of Dr. Stone, who had so ably filled it for the past forty years. 
The number of students has increased considerably, being greater 
than the number attending during any corresponding session in sev- 
eral years. 

Bros. Hunnicutt, Davis and Bergstrom have visited us recently. 
We are always glad to welcome any of our old boys. Come again. 

Personals. — '86. — Rev. J. L. Hendry has be'in sent as a mis- 
sionary to China, by the M. E. church South. 

o7. — Prof. W. A. Morgan is principal of Nannie Lou Warth- 
en Institute, Wrights ville, Ga. 



Beta Zeta is happy to report continued ])rosperity. Upon all 
sides success has crowned her efforts. The days of her recon- 
struction have lon<r since past, and to-day she presents a more uni- 
formly solid front, a more airressive, liard- working set of boys, and 
in all a more harmonious and enthusiastic cha|)ter-roll than perhaps 
ever before in her history. "•Numbers" is not her aim. If ever 
she neefied a lar^e chapter that time is past. She now proposes 
to devote her best energies to internal improvement, while at the 
same time she will not be indifferent to the cries of the "^oat." 

Beta Zeta hovrs leave to introduce to the fraternity Bros. W. 
1). Howe and J. L. Thompson, both of Irvin^ton, Ind., and of the 
class of "{Vii. She takes pleasure in recommending these brothers 
to the esteem of the fraternity. 

But one thing has detracted from our w^ork this term. That 
is the unflinching devotion which our boys have paid to foot-ball. 
Beta Zeta contributed six men to the liutler 'leven, among whom 
were its captain and manager. We point with pardonable pride to 
the eleven's record; first game 4—0; second game 82-0; third game 
14-0. The last game was j)layed on Thanksgiving day between 
Butler and Purdue University before a large crowd of excited and 
enthusiastic spectators. As a consequence of the above score, 
Butler was awarded the state championship. Competent judges 
remarked that the Thanksgiving game was the finest ever played 
in the west, and by all accounts e(jual to the Vale-Princton game. 
The enthusiasm of the colletr^ over the result of the foot-ball 
games knew no bounds. Never within our knowledge has Butler 
been so wrought up over any event. We judge this victory to be 
a good indication of the animus which enlivens our chapter. 

The condition of our rivals is very fair. Both fp J H and - V 
have followed J T JV example in entertaining their lady friends. 
The affair of each was very successful. (P J W is doing some good 
work within her chapter; we understand she is making a careful 
study of some cfreat author's works. - .\ lacks wise and careful 
leadership. Her improvement is neither surprising nor threatening. 

The prospects of the college are excellent. Its improvement 
is regular and solid. Our new observatory with its telescope hav- 
ing an eight inch object glass, (Clark), will be ready for the winter 
term's astronomy class. The foundation for the building of the 
preparatory de]>artment is completed, and the superstructure will 
be finished next s[>ring. 

This year's senior class is next to the largest tlu* college has 
ever had. It contains six Deltas. H. S. SniELL. 

'ST. — Omar Wilson has been elected Professor of Greek at 
Oskaioosa College, Oskaloosa, la. 

'87. — E. W. Gans with the Aultman-Tavlor Co., of Mansfield, 


O., has recently been made general agent of the company at a 
largely increased salary. 

'88. — G. W. Redman this winter graduates from a Cleveland 
medical college. 

'88. — J. B. Pearcy, principal of the high school at Anderson, 
Ind., was married Dec. 25, to Miss Wiles of Anderson. 

'88.- W. C. McCollough will this year complete his post grad- 
uate course at Ann Arbor, Mich. 

'88. — L. J. Morgan is at the Yale Divinity School. 

'89. — T. C Howe is a tutor in Latin and German, at Butler. 

'89.— P. H. Clifford is with the Hide, Leather and Belting Cc, 
125 S. Meridian St., Indianapolis. 

'89. — J. R. Morj'an is in attendance at the Vale Law school. 

'88.—- .J. L. Key is practising law in Atlanta. 

'88. — M. M. Black is connected with a college at Bumisville, 

'88. — W. W. Carroll is merehandismg with his father in Monti- 
cello, Fla. 

'89. — J. F. Davis has joined the North Ge<»rgia Conference of 
the M. E. church, and is preaching near Augusta, (ra. 

'88. — Prof. J. B. Clark is professor of ancient languages in a 
college at Altas, Ark. 


Since the first number of the Rainbow made its appearance 
the University of Minnesota has witnessed some (pieer evolutions. 
In my last letter I made mention of the anti-Greek element which 
had made its appearance in our college politics. It was supj)osed 
to be strongly united under the name of the Haut Beau (Ho- bo) 
Club. Only a few short weeks had passed when those who had been 
strongest in their o|>position to the terrible sins and short-comings 
of all fraternity men, struck their colors, and Beta Theta Pi blos- 
somed out with seven Seniors and three Juniors. The remainder of 
the antis were, for a time, paralyzed by this desertion from their 
ranks, and claimed that their confidence had been betrayed. 

Another affair has occurred which, frtmi all appearances, bears 
the ear-marks of a clear case of theft. Delta Kappa Epsilon is ac- 
cused of having |>urloined a whole chapter from l^hi Delta Theta. 
It is said that this was brouirlit about mainly by the efforts of two 
prominent professors and tho President of tlu^ University who are 
"Dekes." To the noses of the lariifer portion of the other fraterni- 
ties here represented, the whole affair bears an unsavory smell. The 
alumni members of Phi Delta Theta resident in and about the city, 
to whose aid the chapter here owed in great part its existence and 
growth, are much ex<»rcised over the matter. It has been the cus- 
tom amon*^ the Greeks here, whenever a new fraternity has made 


its appearance, to "bounce" each member ; but the distaste for "lift- 
ing" in general and the cloudiness of their right to be considered as 
leoritimate-bom Greeks, insured for the new chapter of D. K. E. a 
oold reception on the morning of their debut. The bouncing they 
expected never came. 

The evening of December 20 was the occasion of a very pleas- 
ant party at our chapter house, at which there were gathered about 
twenty Deltas and tneir lady friends. 

We were visited durinfir the holidays by three of our old boys: 
Frank Webster, '80, Dow Smith, ^88, and J.>aul Goode, '89. 

Since my last letter we have succeeded in disappointing one of 
our rival fraternities by pledging another man from '93, and will 
soon have tiie name of Frank Barney on our chapter roll. 

On the evening of December 11, an organization known as the 
Twin (^ity Alumni Association of the Delta Tau Delta Fraternity 
^wsLS effected. We have been wishing for this for some time and are 
confident that it will be of profit to us as well as to its members. 

October 25, Beta Eta turned out in force to the wedding of 
Bro. Frank N. Stacy, '88, editor of the Howard Lake Herald and 
publisher of the Raixbow, who was on that date married to Miss 
Ima C. Winchell, also of '88, and formerly editor of the Delta 
Gamma Anrhont. Joiix F. Haydex. 


Beta Kappa is glad to have the opportunity to greet again her 
sister chapters, and to wish them the greatest success in all their 
undertakings. Although we are far distant from any other chapter, 
still we are all thoroughly in earnest and at work for the good of 
the chapter and the Fraternity. We rejoice with you in the bright 
prospect^i which are opening up before our chosen Fraternity and 
feel proud of the conquests already made. 

On the evening of Oct. r2th we initiated Delos Holden of 
Pueblo, Col., the "promising Freshman" spoken of in our last chap- 
ter letter, and a loyal Delta he is. Our "William" not being ex- 
hausted by this exercise we set him at work again, and on the morn- 
ing of Dec. 7th the "Barbs" were sur[)rised to see Wesley Putnam 
and John Nixon, both of Greely, Col., and both of '9»1, wearing the 
square badge. We take pride in introducing these three brothers 
to the Fraternity, as they are men who are worthy in all rps{)ects to 
wear the "purple, white and gojd." 

Having no rivals, we felt it to he hotter this year to ^rain the 
goodwill of all by entering into no combinations in political matters, 
and the result has shown that we have pursued the right course. 
There is little of that hostility on the part of the "Barbs" that form- 
erly existed, and we have lost nothing in the way of political honors 
by so doing. We have the presidency of the college literary so- 
ciety ; Bros. Burger, Sternberg aiid HoKUmi are on the Porfjolio 


staff ; Bro. Bayley has been re-elected president of the State Ora- 
torial Association. 

On the evening of Nov. 22, we had the pleasure of nieetiniy 
in our chapter hall Bro. Wni. B. Hou^h, f^ '()0, one of the first in- 
itiates of Delta Tau Delta. Bro. Hough was one of the men 
who first considered the advisability of organizing a secret sobriety 
at Bethany in opposition to (^ A '/'; he was not in college when the 
organization actually took [)lace, but returning in January, 18()0, 
was then initiated. It was a great privilege and [)leasure to hear 
one who had been an active participant in the '^Genesis" speak of 
the old times. 

The university is in excellent condition this year, having a 
larger attendance than ever before. The faculty now numbers 
twenty-four. The requirements for graduation have been raised 
from twenty-four to twentv-six courses; rhetoric and oratory have 
been added to the prescribed work. Prof. Dunham, formerly pro- 
fessor of Latin in Denver University, is now assistant to the chair 
of Latin. 

The chapters of Delta CJamma and Pi Beta Phi located here 
appear to be \n excellent condition. H. N. Wilsqn. 

Personals. — \S6. — F. L. Chase is continuing his post-graduate 
studies at Yale University. 

'8<. — C. H. Pierce is attendintr the Ann Arbor Law 8ch(x>l. 

'88. — Edward 0. Mason will return to the Universitv of Michi- 
gan after the holidays and enter the Senior law class. 


Beta Iota sends greeting to the rest of the Delta world. The 
chapter is in a most flourishing condition, and everything ])oints to 
])rosperity and success. We have secured a very fine chaptc^r hall, 
with all the nececsary e(juipm(»nts, and we feel (piite at home. Only 
one visiting Delta Tau has honored us with his presence — Bro. Nul- 
lum of Beta r^ambda. We welcome every Delta with a hearty 
ofreetincf. We are now thirteen loval Dklta Taus, ready and eacrt»r 
to uohold our standard amon^ the lonij established fraternities. 
Fortune has smiled upon us, and has answered all our prayers and 

Our rivals seem to be flourishing and in a good condition, with 
the excepti<jn of - V, which seems this year to be rather weak. < )ur 
relations with the other Grec^k fraternities are very friendly. Rumor 
has it that Theta Delta (/hi and Sit^'ma Nu are about to establish 
chapters here. Success to them. 

Th«» University of Virtrinia oixjiied this session with an in- 
creased attendance over last year, ^^any chantros have taken i>lace. 
Owing to the increase of the number of students, several adjunct 
])rofessors and instructors liave been added. The gymnasium has 


been refitted and the bath-rooms replenished. The new athletic 
grounds are being leveled, and will be used for the spring games. 

J. M. McCracken. 

Personals. — E. C. Tucker is practising law in Mobile, Ala. 
Walter Laiferty is in Richmond, Va., attending lectures at the 
Richmond Medical College. 


These are busy days at Tufts, and the boys of Beta Mu are 
not laggards. But in spite of the rush and ping of college life, we 
manage to have some good meetings. We have not as yet settled 
on a chapter home. Many plans are rife among us, and until Janu- 
ary is over we shall be at sea as to where and how we shall locate. 
We want to come together under the best possible circumstances, 
and we believe our desires will be met before many davs. Our 
rivals are concerned with their own interests, and as nothing that 
excites fraternity competition has yet arisen, they have not troubled 
us nor have we been in their way. We suppose we ought to say 
in this letter, that the Delta Upsilon chapter here induced one of 
our pledged men to break his pledge to us and unite with them. 
We wonder if this is fraternity tactics? Delta Upsilon has a good 
reputation elsewhere, but this recent action has lowered her in the 
estimation of all the fraternities on College Hill, and it has put us 
on our guard so that we shall know how to act next fall. 

Good old Tufts is in prosperous condition and before the year 
is out we look to a considerable increase in the funds for scholar- 
ships. Prof. Michael gave up the chair of chemistry to Prof. 
Coomys of Harvard. In Prof. Michael we lose a renowned chem- 
ist. He was not, however, a skillful teacher and the loss is not so 
great as it appears to outsiders. 

Beta Mu is now thirteen stron^r. The boys are very congen- 
ial, able and studious, and are looking forward to a worthy career 
at Tufts. Hknkv R. i^)SK. 


Beta Nu lives, and not only lives but grows. Grows in nura- 
bern, in experience, and in influence, not like some varieties of 
iwreeds, with great rapidity, but more like a young oak with great 
firmness and increasing strength. 

We twelve men, who constitute Beta Nu chapter inside Tech's 
walls, might be fitly called the twelve a{)ostles of Deltaisin at the 
Institute. Not that we are dyed in Deltaic principles very thor- 
oughly, for we are as yet quite vague in our own minds regard- 
ing the correct meaning of those w^ords. But increasing kncnvl- 
edge will come with increasing time, and by another year Beta Xu 


hopes to graduate from the primer of Deltaic learning and be re- 
ceived according to her deserts into an atmosphere of somewhat 
more advanced thought on tliis subject. 

The only fraternities represented at Tech. that can be regarded 
as anything at all when compared with J T J, are Sigma Chi and 
Theta Xi. These fraternities have been represented at Tech. for 
a number of years and are composed of good men with a few ex- 
ceptions. Both these chapters are social and athletic in character. 
They are strong and generally conservative about letting in new 
men, although they have some men that Beta Nu would not care 

Without a doubt, the Massachusetts Institutute of Technoloiry 
it the greatest institution of its kind in America. S'^ientific inves- 
tigation, scientific advances, -these are the watchwords of our time. 
Nine hundred keen, practical men fill the Tech. every year, and 
each year a class of men are graduated who, from the moment they 
enter life, are sure to have a marked prestige from this one fact, 
that they have learned their profession in the Massachusetts Insti- 
tute of Technology. Fkaxcis Gilmax Howard. 

Personals. — Lyman A. Ford, who finished his course at Tech. 
last year, received the prize of fifty dollars in books given by the 
Boston Society of Architects for the finest work in the Aichitec- 
tural Department for the year. 

Henry B. Pennell also finished last year and is one of the 
most talented young artists on the excellent staff of the Anieriran 
Ar('hiUot^ a paper known by every architect to be the best aflPair 
of its kind in America. 

Edward W. D<)nn, W. N., '91, is vit;e-pr«sident of the Architec- 
tural Society of Tech., and also artistic editor of Terhnif/H(\ our 
junior annual. 

Clifford M. Tyler, B. \., 'lU, is vice-president of Tech ^s fa- 
mous Glee club (20 men.) 


Our whole career has been as a cloudless day with only gentle 
winds to vary its being. We have made no enemies; our relations 
to rival brotherhoods are most friendly, and the sweet concord bids 
fair to continue. A T il, h A^ h 1\ ^^ J i^, and - A all Haunt the white 
flag of peace, and proudly ]»roclaim the unity of harmony a success. 
Nearly all began the year with valuable additions, and "real 
gentleman" seems to have been the motto that weighed the con- 
science of each. 

Beta Xi is ])roud to number among her happy harvesters Bros. 
Buck and Kittridge; two fine accjuisitions, ever anxious to preserve 
the intetrrity of our sweet union. We reluctantly sustain the loss 
of Bro. Willie Richardson who has departed to attend Virginia 


Military Institute. Bro. Vaughan occupies the chair of physics at 
Mt. Lebanon College. 

Our rooms are gradually assuming a musical aspect, and ere 
lon^ will the immediate community conjecture on the sanity of our 
madness without method. The music book has as an o{)enin^, Beta 
Xi waltz, dedicated to Thos. Wayland Vaucfhan and published in 
New Orleans. We feel proud to number amon^ us a \}oeU as the 
disor^anizini^ element, and also several orators toju^^lo with truth. 

The college opened this session with the usual corps of affable, 
just and efficient boy-loving professors, presided over by our hon- 
ored president, Col. \Vm. Preston Johnston, whose presence in- 
spires respect and whose absence ever quickens the feelings of af- 
fection we have for him. 

Beta Xi was installed June 8th, "Sl^, instead of June 10th, bv 
the late Bro. J. M. Phillips of Lambda, assisted by r>r. Henry 
McKnery of Phi and Lawrence Martin of Epsilon, at one of the 
leadinuf hotels. 

On June 17th, our first initiation and spread took place. 
Charles F. Buck and Ivy O. Kittrid^e were put through. 

Delta Tan Delta can boast of having ner sons at the head of 
both literary sotneties at Tulane University. Bro. Rapp rules 
the Glendy Burke Literary Society and Bro. Churchill presides 
over the Tulane r.iterary Society. 

We were recently favored with a visit from liro. Lapyre of 
Upsilon. He is here spending the holidays with Ins folks. 

Amon^ the events of the year to be recalled as a most pleas- 
ant associatian, is a visit from firo. J. ^^. Sullivan, formerly of Pi, 
and now Professor of English at Centenary College, Louisiana. 
He is a most genial companion and left a ^ood im])ression that re- 
flection ever bett4?rs. E. C. Pakkham. 

PEKsoxALs.--The name of W. S. Richardson was omitted from 
the list of charter members. 

C. Robert C^hurchill is not takinir a post-graduate course, but 
accepted a ])osition on the day followinj^ (^immencement, as chem- 
ist at the su^ar refinery. 

Jos. L. Airey through unforseen circumstances has left college 
and entered commercial life with his father T. L. Airey. 

John S. Richardson is employed at the general oflices of Mor- 
gan's Louisiana and Texas R. R. His father is an ofticial of this 
road. His brother W. S. Richardson is attendin<r the Virginia 
Military Institute, and though separated from his Delta brothers is 
still a red hot Delta. 

T. W. Vau^han, who is at present teacliin^ at Mt. Lebanon, 
La., will be again with his chapter next year, lie iiitcTids to enter 
the medical department. His father who is now a proniiiiet ])hysi- 
cian, graduated at the college many years ago. 


Bros. Churchill and Vau^han are anxious to work up the his- 
tory and mysteries of the Rainbow brotherhood and solicit corres- 
pondence on the subject. 

BetaNu, a few weeks since, was favored with a visit from Bro. 
J. W. Sullivan, a former member of Pi chapter. He was looking 
hale and hearty and was very enthusiastic. 


We are now fairly under way on our first year of chapter life. 
During the process of breaking in, the presence and help of several 
resident members, graduates of older chapters, has been of great 
value to us. Our campaign was especially successful, resulting in 
the addition of five new men, many of whom were not won over 
without much hard work and balancing of arguments. Our new 
brothers have become enthusiastic Deltas from the first; some of 
them are already planning to help on the next campaign. Our 
rivals of ^ J X and If ^ II have also for the most part, obtained good 
delegations, numbenng ten and five respectively. But even they 
admit that ours is at least not at all inferior. There is certainly no 
lack of good material, and no external reason can be found why ail 
should not secure plenty of strong men. The entering classes of 
th« college are comfortably growing larger and present accommo- 
dations are beginning to be overcrowded. There is much talk of 
removal or enlargement, but as yet nothing definite has been made 
public. Another topic for discussion just now is the proposed em- 
ployment of a woman as professor of history. By popular vote a 
majority of the students expressed themselves as opposed to the 
innovation. No decisive step will be taken by the faculty for the 
present. Geo. B. Fiske. 



By the will of tlie late J. Warren Merrill, of Cainbridrre, Mass., 
Colby l.'niversity, Brown University and Vassar College each re- 
ceive sS;l(>,(XK). ^^^. Merrill had previously given his valuable col- 
lection of ferns and works relating to them to the Library and Mu- 
seum of Natural History, to Vassar. 

iJr. Wheeler was president of Alh^crhenv ColUufe for the five 
years' 'S2-8T. Under him the college doubled her usefulness. 
Preferring the (juiet of the class-room to the irksome duties of 
{)resident, he in 'S8 resigned, and Dr. Williams took his place. 
Dr. Wheeler now takes up anew the presidency, with an unusually 
strong faculty.- -Mail and Express. 

The University of Michigan has entirely dime away with the 
marking system and has abolished all prize competitions and class 
honors. The experiment will be wat'^hed with interest by other 
large universities, which have for some years been discussing its 

-Kah for old BowdoinI Score another point for the white I 
Hon. Thomas B. Heed, of T)(K has triumphed in the sp(^akership con- 
test, and brouirht another honor to the little eastern colleirt* of a little 
Eastern State. With Melville W. Fuller at the heatl of the judi- 
ciary department and Mr. Keed at tin* head of the legislative de- 
partment, Bowdoin ought to be willing to let the rest of tlu? coun- 
try have a show at the executive. We do not believe in monopo- 
lies in a republican nation. The day of Longfellow, Hawthornr, 
FVssendea and Pierce is giving way to the day of Fuller, Heed, 
Frye and Sniythe. Pretty vigorous dotage for an institution which 


is '■'^ointr ou its jjast rtjcord,"" espt^cially wlien viewed in tlie lijB^Ht 
of tlie fact that the number of students has increased <)() per cent, 
within the past five years. And yet, while, as an eminent foreigner 
has said, men ifo about *'iiko roariuif lions seekin<r what thev niav 
endow,' Howdoin remains in financial strailsl Where are our 
wealthy alumniy"'' — liowdoin Orient. 

Charles V. McKim, of the well-known firm of architects, Mc- 
Kim, Mead and White, of New Vork, has ^iven to Columbia Col- 
lege ♦2(),()()() for the purpose of establishintr there a travelintr fel- 
lowship in architecture. 

Mr. Peter Graff of Worthin^ton, Pa., has given Jj^ri^lMK) to 
endow the chair of hygiene and physical culture in Pennsylvania 
(.'olleire, Gettysburir. The funds ('ome out of the estate of his son. 
Dr. Charles II. (Jraff, late of Duluth, Minn., and the professorship 
is to bear his name. Dr. (irafF graduated at Pennsylvania College 
in 187r). 

At a meeting of the Hoard of Trustees of the University of 
Pennsylvania last week the co-education svstem in a modified form 
was adopted. The move toward co-education was the acceptance 
of an offer of Joseph M. Hennett to give properties ailjoininir the 
university buildings for a colK*ge for women in connection with 
th<' University of Pi»nnsylvauia.- Kx. 

Archdeacon Farrar says that civil entrinoerinir in Knirland is 
twenty-five years bti^hind that of America. He demonstrates the 

sincerity of his belief by sendiuir his son to Lehiirh University for 

• . ~ t^ •. 

his trainini' in civil enirineerintr. Ilis son is a member of 1' (J* there. 

There an* more college stu<lents froui (Connecticut, in propor- 
tion to the [>opulation, than from any other State. One in every 
yi-iU is the proportion. 

Lehigh I'niversitv is one of the very few colleges which have 
never conferretl any honorary deifn^es whatever. The only hiirher 


degree it ever conferred is M. A., and this is only conferred in cases 
where the recipient deserves it and passes a ritjfid examination. 
The University of Minnesota has also never conferred honorary 

Ai'fordintr u^ the last report of th<» Kducation l^ureau there 
an' 'MM colle<^es for men in tlie TTnited States, having 4*^,474 stu- 
dents, and fift(?en collei^es for \vomi*n, with t3(),77*J students. 

The University of ^Iississip|^i opened September IliS with a 
t<jtal reiristration of 210, a considerable ijain over that of last year. 
Since last year French and German have been chanired from one 
to two years'* courses. A handsome library buihlintr in the Eliza- 
hethan style of architecture is in course of construction, and will 
he an ornament to the campus. 

The John Hopkins University on Saturday received one of the 
most liberal irifts in its history, Ix'iuir a cht^ck for the sum of *1(K),- 
<KX) from .Nfrs. Caroline I)f)novau, for the f<»undation of a chair of 
Enjrlish literature. Otlier than that on<^ condition the ijift was a 
free and perfect ont». The trustees are allowed to invest the money 
as they think best. Ai^tin*' Pn^sident Ira Uf^nsi'Ti laucrliinjrly said 
ht» thou<i^ht the trustees would juit tiie money in Baltimore and Ohio 
stock. The university has b<»en very fortunate duriuij^ the past few 
months in a financial way. Thi» tMnrrm'Ucy fund of xl(M),0(M) iriven 
Jast sprinij^ by several irrnerous Haltimoreans si't the prec«'d«'nt and 
placed the university on a sountl iluaneial basis. Then followed 
the handsome clu-ck of Mr. Eutrene T^everiinr for JS'iO.IMM) to the 
Ohristian Association whicli is used in erect inif a iiandsome new 
huildinir, now nearly cnmi)jete<l: Mr. .loiiii \V. Mc(\»v rrjiNe the 
university upon liis death more tiian J^llMUMM), a nut<rnifieent art 
library of 1(),(M)() volumes and a liaiidsoine cnliretion of eiiirravinirs 
and etchinifs, aod made tiitr university the residuary letratee of a 
princely estate from which it will realizt^ ani»tlier larije sum. The 
^ift of >«?IMHM) to found the Turiibull ieeturesliip of Kiiirlish poetry 
preceded the becjuest of Mr. Mi'Uov ami lilleil a loiiir-felt want in 


the Encrlish de[)artiTient. In aiU (hiring the past six moaths, the 
university has been the recipient of considerably nior« than ♦4(HK- 
(KM), inchiding the amount that will probably be realized from tin.' 
residum of the MeCov estate, not includin&r the library and art col- 
lection, in themselves worth a small fortune.- Mail and Express. 

At a meetinjr of the Board of Trustees of Lake Forest Uni- 
versity, held October 8, President Roberts' report was full of jtrood 
news, showing that affairs are now in a highly encouraging state. 
The number of students at the college this year is unprecedented 
in the colleire's history. Every available dormitory is full. Tho 
standards in scholarship throughout the university have bt^en raisod, 
tending to discourage ''speciar' students, of which there are only 
two in the college now. 

The Chicago College of Dental Surgery was unanimously re- 
ceived into the universitv system. This college is one of the best 
of its kind, East or West. It has 220 students. On the appHcu- 
tion of Judges Bailey and Moran, the Chicago College of Law was 
annexed to the universitv. Thouirh the school is still youngf it has 
150 students. 

The university system is now complete, excepting a theologi- 
cal department, which is soon to be met by the Mc(!^ormick Theo- 
logical Seminary. The undergraduate and philosopliical depart- 
ments are at Lake Forest. Rush Medical College, the dental de- 
partment, and the law school are in Chicago. — Mail and Express. 



At the beginning of the new year a new fraternity was founded \ 
at Cornell. It is called the Alpha Zeta, and is intended solely for the ', 
benefit of persons born in the Western hemisphere and who speak 
either Spanish or Portugese, hut exclude all Europeans. The fra- 
ternity is established on the same general plan as the other Greek 
letter societies, and intends to establish other chapters before long. 
The local Alpha Chapter has at present eight members and seems 
to be in a thriving condition. — Cornell Daily Sun. 

At the National Convention of K A H it was decided that the 
journal should be published by the f chapter at the University of 
Minnesota. This is the third fraternity journal that has come here; 
the others being J T Anrhora and Rainbow of J 7 J. — U. of M., 
corres[)ondent in the Shield. 

The only "breeze" at Indiana State University this spring was 
furnished by (P J H. They expelled one of tlieir members, and 
another resigned. They were both immediately taken in by H ^ IL-^ 
2* \ Quarterly. We should rather say the "breeze" was furnished 
bv /' ^ //, who seems to be distinguishing herself in her own peculiar 
manner at that universitv. Last v<*ar thev initiated an expelled 4> K V 
and the year before an ex-^ V J, and this summer we were informed 
by one of their own chapter that tliey had pledged a - V. 4* V J Quar- 
terly, A sort of Pan-Hellenic chapter, it seems. Last year the Betas 
had a man in their ranks who was expelled from A -for gross de- 
ception and fraud. — A -Quarterly for November. 

Really now! we have (piite a svinposium on fraternity stand- 
ards and methods. Does /^ ^ // a**pire to be the great asylum for 
the outcast of other orders? We knew her abs()r|)tive capacity 
was very large but this does surprise us a very little. We shall 
soon need a clearing-house for the frateriiitv world if this j)rac- 
tice extends. 




I \, is dying by inches at Bucknell University. The chapter 
numbers at present 1^ men — a sophomore and a prep., and per- 
petuation of tlie Chapter alone holds them there. Verily, Penn- 
sylvania will become a 1\ \. cemetery. — 4* F J Quarterly for No- 

It rather looks as though - .V, instead of making a study of 
extension just now, was taking a course in contraction. The chap- 
ter at Hampden Sidney is a thing of memory, while its chapter at 
Roanoke when last heard from had one man, and the one at Stev- 
ens Institute two. Perhaps there is a method in this inaction. 

(p K Tis at work reviving its chapter at tlie University of Penn- 
sylvania, and hopes also to organize soon at the University of Texas. 

<P /' J is taking measures for the reorganizing of its chapter at 
the Universitv of Virginia. 

J N Convention was held at Bloomington, 111., Oct. 14 to 18, 
and was largely attended. A new ritual was adopted provisionally, 
and if satisfactory to the fraternity during the next two years, will 
be made a part of the organic law of the fraternity. The SrroU 
will be published as a bi-monthly for the future. At present its 
headquarters are at Columbus, Ohio. Mr. Walter M. Palmer has 
written a history of the fraternity, which it does not feel flnaneiallv 
able to publish. If it is no more correct historically than the arti- 
cle in the October Scrolh by the same gentleman on the "Develop- 
ment of the Fraternity System," it already needs revision. .V ^'s 
Qwirttrli/ has found occasion to criticise that article as severely as 
did our Rainbow. 

^ J ^ has at length concluded to refrain from initiating preps, 
and now if ^ /' J and 2W will do the same the prep <|uestion will 
be practically solved. <^ /' J had »")(> sub freshmen last year out of 
an active membership of less than <>(M), and judging by the reports 
from our chapters (P J H was a much greater sinner, while - .V for 
the last college year reported over one-third of her chapters initiat- 
ing sub-freshmen, and out of a total membership of 4*28, 27 sub- 
fresiimen members. 

- A's chapter at Hanovt'r College is building a handsome 
frame chapter houst*. It is uniler r<»of and is expected to be ready 


for occupancy by the 1st of May. 

E S establishes new chapters by giving full power to any 
member who enters a college where it has no organization. He is 
allowed to use his own judgment and initiate the men. Rather a 
dangerous method. 

Unjustly deprived of her charter. Chapter Sigma of Delta Tau 
Delta, on the Tith of April, 1885, was merged into Chapter Ohio 
SiiJfma, of Sigma Alpha Epsilon; and many of the old Delta Tau 
Deltas have become wearers of the "purple and gold." — I A E 
Record for November. 

J y J withdrew from Mt. Union College entirely because the 
standing of the college was little better than a high school, and she 
has since seen no indications that it will ever be of any importance 
in the college world. Our fraternity should never have entered the 
college, and our few years of experience at that time may be 
pleaded as an excuse. As to whether the charter was withdrawn 
unjustly or not, we are probably better judges than I A £, which 
of course wishes some excuse for entering a college of so low a 
grade as Mt. Union, particularly as it has another college on its roll 
from which we withdrew, viz: Adrian College. 

"J T J last year chartered ciiapters at Boston University, Tufts 
College, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Tulane Uni- 
versity, and revived at Lehigh and Virginia.'' <P J H Siyroll and 
others. The statement regarding the University of Virginia is 
wrong, J r J never had a dead chapter at that institution to revive; 
our organization there is the first we have had. 

"We are to have a new fraternity here soon, and rumor has it 
the J T Js. It will be organized by a branch of barb organiza- 
tion. They will start with sixteen new men.'" — ^ A' T cor. from 
Wabash College. 

All of which is very circumstantial, hut lacking in truth never- 
theless. J T J withdrew from Wabash a number of years ago, and 
has no expectation of ever going back. 

The Amherst Chapter of Alpha Delta Plii, which recently 
erected a $3(),0()0 lodge, has founded a fellowship of !5«r),(HH) in his- 
tory and political science. This marks a new advance in the policy 


of Greek -letter societies and happily continues the work beg^un 
when a chapter offers to its active members a liome and the advan- 
tages of congenial and helpful associates. — .\ ^ Quarterly for No- 

A T il has established a chapter at Vanderbilt with five charter 

I< H II has absorbed the Mystic Seven fraternity having chapters 
at the universities of Virginia and North Carolina, thus putting its 
chapter at the former place in good condition again. It also at- 
tempted to enter the University of ^^innesota by pledging high 
school men before their entrance to the university, but failed in 
that, and took in ten men horn the an ti- fraternity organization 
known as the Haut Beaux Club. This seems to be another of their 
"provisional'^ or "dispensation'' chapters. This fraternity's last 
convention adopted the rose in all its varieties as its representative 

J h E is going into the extension policy with a vengeance. Its 
late convention which was held in Boston, October 15 to 17, having 
granted charters to the Universities of Minnesota and Vanderbilt 
and to Miami College, sometimes also called university. J K hi did 
wisely when it decided to enter the two institutions first named, 
though its method of entering Minnesota was rather dishonorable, 
but why it should revive its Miami chapter rather passes coiny>re- 
hension. The Miami of to-day as an institution bears no resem- 
blance to that of twenty years ago save in name, and a dozen insti- 
tutions in Ohio of real worth, could be named who are far ahead of 
Miami. There are very trood reasons why U H // and 4f A H should 
desire to regain their foothold there as it was their birthplace, and 
a fraternity naturally desires to cherisli its mother chapter, but the 
college is beneath notice on any other grounds. 

We must take exception, however, to the assumption on the 
part of Phi (lamma Delta to the name and title of *M)elta.' The 
pages of the Qnartrrh/ are full of n^ferenees to the Deltas, Delta 
gossip, Deltaism, etc., just as tliough it had a sort of patent or 
oopvriirht on the title. Now, Delta is oiilv a tliiid of the fraternity 
title, and that too the last. Other fraternities make use of this let- 
ter in combination with others, and it is most unfair in Phi Ganuna 
Delta to endeavor to g(»t up a corner on this much-used letter. 


We liav»» Til) <l«»-iir(* uiirselves to h»» known as "Dt^ltas."" Wo nnioh 
prefer "'D^^kcs"" or '"Delta Kaps,"' t'it}n>r of wliicli di'sijrnation is 
specitu* and <lncs not trcneli upon the titles <»f otlnT fratt»rnl(ies. 
If l*lii (lannna Delta must sliorten ht r soniewliat lenuftliv title, she 
niitrlit with j)roprietv spfak of lier sons as Phi (rainiua's or as 
(lannna Delta's. To sp^ak of them as "'Delta's" is, to sav at the 
least, mislcadiniT. ( 'onc»*rniniJf this whoh* matt«*r of ahhrrviuted 
dcsiirnations w«» mav have mon* to sav in a futun* nund)«»r of the, 
(Juttrtt rfi/. J A /. (Juartcrlv for .lanuarv. 

W(» have notifcd this peculiarity in 'A /'J an«l won(h'rrd at it, 
for it had used thr nain«' iielta very litth? in its fjtturfi rttj prior to 
thi' ri'inuval of that puMieation to Alleifheny (\>lh'ir«., ami at that 
institution tlu* name l)(dta never means -A /'J. 

Wr will he irhid to learn from that fraternity the tfrounjls on 
whieh it hases its claim on that name. J T J may he said to have 
a ont>-third (jreater claim on tlu* name and th(> claim is «renerallv 
recojrrii/.ed. llow«*ver we hav<> noohjection to (A /'J usin*^ it, if she 
lik<*s it better than the one which would naturally hidonif ti> her. 

M«'anwhile lu>re at Knox there was a local ori^anization known 
as the l*hi ( )meira Tau Fraternity. The memhers were ex<'ellent 
men in every way, leaders in their various departments, and, he- 
tween them antl the "Feejei^s" thert* had always existed the warm- 
<*st i^ood ftdlowship. Ilen^ was what the IMii (lamma Delta neeihMl, 
^ood men, and on the other hand all that this local oriranization 
wanted was the name, a memhership in a strDiitr national fraternity. 
Notlnni; was easier than a mutual a<rri*ement, l»y which hntfi sides 
were ijainers, and as a result all tin* memhers of the local fraternity 
except two men were <luly initiateil into IMii (iannna Delta. '/'/'J 
<^»uarterly for Noveud»or. 

We eonLfratulatt> 4> I' A on irainini^ these men: they are «'xcel- 
lent. They petitioned J 7' J and on examination we found them 

the hest in the collcirr. hut the colli?i*'«', — fealiv We couhlu't. 
Th«*refon*, they are to-dav '/* 7' Js rather tiiari J T Js, The 'h ii 7' so- 
ciety was lirst oriranized for tin' purposi» of (^ainini; a charter for 
<l» h '/', hut failini; aftt'r two yi*ars waitinir, it petitioned us, but it 
will be some years before Knox ('ullcire will be in a position to suc- 

<'eSsfull\' WtX) J /'J. 

The IMii Delta Theta held her National Convention in liloom- 
inirtoii. 111., Oct. It is. I)eh»' rates from sixty of th«' sixty-six col- 
Jem* eliai»ters were in attiuidance. and many clelei»"ates from alumni 


chapters, including one of the founders. Rev. Robert Morrison. 
Many things of interest to tlie Greek world were done. The Sfrofl 
was made a bi-monthly instead of a monthly: Dr. J. K. Brown of 
Columbus, Ohio, made editor and given a salary. The editors of 
the catalogue were continued and promises made for publishing 
the eatalo^rue and properly compensating the editors. An elabo- 
rate ritual wliich has been t^n years in preparation was ordered to 
be used until the next convention when a final vote on it will be 

A charter was granted for a chapter at Tulane and refused to 
petitioners from Perdue University, Indiana, and Washburn Col- 
lege, Kansas. An amendment was adopted forbidding the initia- 
tion of preparatory students and honorary members. 

A committee was appointed to raise a funrl to build a national 
fraternity house at Miami University, Ohio, tlie birthplace of the 
fraternity. It is intended to be fire proof, and to be used, among 
other purposes, as a library and a storeliouse for arcliives. 

The next National (.Convention will be held in Atlanta, Ga., 
October 1891. 

The regulation that keeps tiie fraternities out of Princeton 

and permits the secret societies, ^'American Whig"' and **Cliosophic" 

to thrive is thus stated in the cataloirvie: 

''We, the undersigned, do individually for ourselves promise, 
without any mental reservation, that we will have no connection 
whatever with any secret society, nor be present at the meetinirs of 
any secret society in this or any other colJeire so loncf as we are 
members of the College of New Jersey; it being understoixl that 
this promise has no reference to the American Whig and Cliosophic 
Societies. We also declare tliat we regard oui'selves bound to keep 
this promise, and on no a<^count whatever to violate it."' 

This pledge is recpiired by the J^oard of Trustees. — DeltA Up- 
silon Quarterly for December. 

All seven of tlie men who founded the Amherst chapter of 
Delta L'psilon, on July *J1K 1S47, are living.- Delta ITpsilon Quar- 


The average chapter membership of Psi Upsilon is tiT.'-i, Delta 
Kappa E|)silon *jr», and Delta Upsilon *J2. Delta l.'psilon. 
Who will Hgure out />' H // and J N for us? 



Wo are greatly pleased to find Tfti- Bitn Theta /^/ again on 
our tabic, and judging from the editorial corps of our edition — six 
associate etlitors, a business inanacrer and fourteen business agents — 
iixxv fritMid is [)repared to undergo the rude gaze of the world for at 
least one year. We can not refrain from ex]>ressing the hope that 
s«) trood a ma<razine has forever done with its 'Miow you st?e it, and 
now you don't policy.*' It opens with a marvelously voluminous 
directory, and follows with a very interesting article on ^^Fraternity 
Journali^ni/^ It is somewhat similar to Mr. Palmer^s article on 
*'FVaternity History"' in the October iS^roU^ only being spiced with 
free, but in the main just, criticism, it is more entertaining. In 
speaking of the Cresrvnt of Delta Tau Delta, it fails to give the 
date of establishment. A copy of the Crtsnjit Vol. I. No. 1, lying 
before us, bears the date Sept. 15, 1S77. A few quotations 
from the article, will best give an idea of its merit aside from sta- 

'*lts [P/ti Ktfppff Pitt >SV//'7//] editorials were noted for their 
vicror and candor, and it has maintained as it always advocated the 
most courteous tone toward other fraternities.'' 

Of the Haixbow and its predecessor, the ^'r<^'*c<./<^ it has the fol- 

Tile ^'rcsreftt^ the organ of Delta Tau Delta, was established 
tlirough tlie enthusiasm of W. C. Huchanaii and J. P. L. Weems, 
and at their own expense. It startetl as a fourteen-pagrd monthly. 
It has always been a thorout'lily **ncwsv" journal and it iuis sue- 

€»essfuliy aimed to keen Delta Tau Dflta iiifoniUHl of llie doinifs of 

■ I ^ 

the Cjreek world, both inside and outside of Imt own ti^rritorv. In 
1S7S the Alpha chapter assum«*d tlir control of tlie ^'rtsrmf^ with 
Vol. IV., a purple cover was aiidi.Ml «Mnbodviiig one of th«' frater- 
nity's colors. In F«»bruarv. ISM), its Manit' was chantrt»<l to the 
Kainhow, perpetuating the name of tht' s(>utlnTii fratmiitv, whicli 
was united with Delta Tau Delta at that time. It has cliau<red little 


siiu'e then and lias maintained its position of <rent»ral excelh^nco. 

Of the Delta I'psilon Qmirtar:!/ it well says: 

It has also practically remaineii under the control of one man, 
Frederick M. C'rostttt, of tiie New Vork cliapt<'r. It has niaintain«'d 
an even tone of ir<^n(^ral excellence, and its news and opinions have 
been umisually accurate, it is iiandsoniely supported. 

While for the Dtdta Ka]>|)a Kpsilon i^mirttrhj it trives "soin** 

jam and a pill," hoth eipiallv deserved: 

It has usually had thn*e nunibi^rs a year, insti^ad of four, and 
has in many respects stood //^wVr y>/*//^ '•</>.•< in the Greek press. It 
has published some notabh^ articles uj)on topics of ireneral frater- 
nity interest, and anionir others one rehitinif the true oriirin of the 
Phi B(^ta Kappa. "^' '^ * Its tvpotrpaphv was and is exc<dl<MJt, 
and altoti^ether the "'Dekc^s" should be proud of tluMr journal. i.)ne 
feature mars its symmetry. Its chapter lettei*s, thouirh full, are 
persistently inaccurate and misleadino-, ami their statements lia\e 
been refuted attain and ai^ain by its rival journals, it has not met 
with the support it deserves. 

The renuiindc^r of the nund)er is lartrely of interest to Heta 

^^ • 

only. In '"Collcire Notes" is a modest (?) l>ut interestinir item, 

ooncerniniT « new colleiire addcnl to SvraiMist* I'niversity: 

The new coUeire and the Beta K[)silon (chapter of Beta Theia 
Pi are sure to be stroni; attractions for drawintr new students to 

Where was the etlitor's blue pt^ncil"' 

The h(?adinrr of a chapter letter ^''University of Cincinnati 
(Dispensation,)" ami the faet that Beta Theta Pi's foundling at the 
University of Miiuiesota at last interview diil not know its name, 
point to (juei'r methods. 

The J A A' Qttiti'f* rh/ whi<-h reached us about the middle of De- 
cember, thouirh bearinir the date *\Ianuarv. iSllO/'has been the sourc«* 
of some prolit, an innnense amount of amusemeut and consichrrable 
distrust, (.'oncerniner the cause of the last we have freely exnn^sseii 
oui'selves elsewhi'n», and shall sav no more here. Tvp(^lrraphically 
this number is a most adnnrabh- one. and the rut of th(» Weslevaii 
cha|»ter house littinirlv conmletes it as to printer's art, sav»> tht* 
cover. Doubtless that cover is "w«MirhU" with irlorious sitrnilieaneo 
and dear to the heart of every ""Dc^ke," but we cainu)t ludp <pioiinnf, 
with sliifht moditieations, tlu* editor^ eomnieiit on the K* u in thi» 
very >ame number: 


"When will you change that — cover? Give us something, 
please, indicative of the tiste and dignity that we asso'^iate with 
the cultured 'Deke' mind.' " It is altogether too much of a con- 
glomeration of a considerable to be either aesthetic or deeply sig- 
nificant to the "Dekes" themselves, unless they are given a pretty 
thorough course in heraldry and kindred mysteries, or are built 
differently from the ordinary college mortal. 

Following the cover and the engraving are three articles on 
the birth, the founders, and the home of Gamma Phi, the Wes- 
ley an chapter. These articles are finely written and we have en- 
joyed them, even though we are not ^"Dekes." The thirty pages 
of convention speeches, etc., make this number pre-eminently a 
convention number. To avoid all comparison, we will re-echo our 
brother editor's paraphrase of Phillips Brooks, and say, "Well, 
those are speeches." The editorials are thoughtful and well written, 
in themselves, and illustrate the editor's remark upon the Phi Kappa 
Psi Shield: "The editorial pages should be devoted to the expres- 
sion of well-matured thought upon topics of importance to Phi 
Kappa Psi or to the Greek fraternity in general." The editorial on 
^'Extension by Subsidy" reads smoothly, but it would have come 
a little more gracefully and fittingly from another journal or at 
another time. We give two quotations, and if we were to write 
"University of Minnesota and Phi Delta Theta" across both, and 
"University of California" across the second, no further comment 
would be necessary: 

Have we come to a point in fraternity extension where it is 
necessary to pay, not to say bribe, young men into joining our 
organizations? It certainly looks as if some of our rivals were 
trying hard to buy chapters. "It requires money to extend," we 
are told. We naturally inquire why? and how much? What 
price do these would-be initiates set upon their ])recious heads? 
Are they more expensive in New England than in the West? Is 
the South more exorbitant in its demands than the North? Are 
you going to present each of them with a chronio or with a series 
of resolutions expressive of your deep obligation to them for con- 
descending to favor your society with their august j>re8encc? Do 
it, ye who may, J A' A is not yet reduced to such pitiable straits. 
She has never yet found it difficult to provide stationary and stamps 
for her own use, nor has she ever found it necessary to ask any set 



of men to receive her — for a consideration. J K E is proud of the 
records of chapter establishment as found scattered through the 
pages of the Quarterly. They all point one way. In the thought 
of the charter members J A E was the highest goal: 

Oh, to be a J A E ! 

Oh, to be a J A ll! 
The world and life were naught to me 

If I were not a J A E. 

It was their thought by day and their dream by night, and 
toward its attainment they worked with a patient persistency that 
ultimately overcame every obstacle. 

The chapter lettei-s are unusually interesting. Seventeen of 
the thirty-one chapters are represented. 

The A TQ Pabn for October is almost entirely given up to 
statistical tables showing in detail the active membership for last 
year, which foots up 477, and numerically comparing the fraterni- 
ties met by A T il. "Expulsions" is the significant title which ap- 
pears at the head of one of the departments. 

The December Scroll is essentially a convention number, cou- 
tainincr, besides an elaborate account of the convention and several 
convention editorials, the poem and oration delivered at the public 
literary exercises. The history and [)rophecy are announced to fol- 
low in the next number. By no means the least interesting part 
of the convention proceedings was the presentation of badges: there 
were no less than three of these tokens of fraternal love given and 
received, to say nothing of Sunday gold-headed canes. The third 
Wednesday in February was made the alumni day, upon which the 
alumni chapters are to hold their banquets and discuss some com- 
mon topic of fraternity interest. The Scroll in its wanderings has 
moved westward, and is now published at Columbus, Ohio. 

We always take up the Delta Upsilon Quffrferli/ with a feeling 
of assurance that our time s[>ent on it will not be wasted. The 
November number, while not quite so elegant typographically, is 
a very neat number. We heartily advise every chapter of Dklta 
Tau Delta to send a dollar to The Delta [Jpsilon Quartcrh/^ Box 
28S7, New York, and take the journal for a year. Its pages of 
Greek letter <rossii) are exceedinirly valuable, and its editorials 


always pointed and sensible. In this last number, every one of its 
twenty-five chapters were represented by chapter letters. The 
Delta University N^etrs Items^ and Alumni of Delta University are 
about as nearly perfect as anything of the sort we have seen in 
any journal. The openin^jf article, on "^Wax Wings or Sails, — a 
Chat with Fresh Graduates,'' by Wm. E. Griffis, D.D., the cele- 
brated author, is bright and thoroughly enjoyable. Let every 
Delta Tau ponder well the following extract, reading Delta Tau 
instead of Delta Upsilon: 

Brothers in Delta Uj)silon, let us get out of the labyrint^h into 
which conceit, indolence, habit, mistaken ideas, bad advisers, even 
outrageous fortune, have led us. Let us make no deep valley be- 
tween commencement day and the next autumn. We must keep 
in line with the best thought, and take courage from the best actions 
of our fellow-men. Every man in the Delta Upsilon fraternity 
should keep in touch with his brethren, like a soldier wMth his file. 
He should welcome all her literature. As fascinating as a volume 
of Plutarch should be our faaternity catalogue rightly used and 
studied. Every men who has taken the vows of Delta Upsilon, 
worn her colors or badge, or, Vie^t of all, entered into her true 
spirt, oujrht to keep sympathetic grip upon her contemporaneous 
history and look eagerly at her future prospects. He should walk 
hand in hand with his brothers. No better means of culture in this 
line do I know of than regular reading of the Delta Upsilon Quar- 
tt^rly. It will keep a man from silly contempt of the college boy. 
It will save him from cynicism, hold him fresh and full of warm- 
heartedness. It will stimulate him to honest ambitions, and often 
enrich him with valuable hints which he can coin into success. 

The Sigma Chi Quarterly for November is a delightful num- 
ber — broadminded, dignified and fresh. We feel like advising our 
chapters, as we did in the case of the J V Quarterly to take the 
magazine regularly, or, any way, where the two fraternities have 
chapters, institute a regular local exchange. 

An excellent editorial on '"The Scientific Spirit and the Fra- 
ternity," contains this paragraph, in which the writer ignores the 
fact that at such institutions as Rensselaer, Polytociniic, and Stev- 
ens Institute, such fraternities as A '/', H J .V, V '/', and J A A', as well 
as those mentioned, have been established for years: 

As the fraternity has crrown more practical, the character of 

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its active membership has grown likewise. College boys talk less 
of their "dear brother'' and of "'love of their sister chapters,-' and 


are now planning methods for building chapter houses and discuss- 
ing the government policy of their organization. It is by this si- 
lent and increasing process that prejudice against students whose 
college training is not classical has begun to disappear. Five 
years ago, Sigma Chi began to appreciate this movement and estab- 
lished her first chapter in a school of technology — the Massachu- 
setts Institute, at Boston. The wisdom of the policy which 
prompted the fraternity to enter this excellent institution at so 
early a day, was last year confirmed by the unanimous voice of 
three standard fraternities who entered the institute — namely. 
Delta Psi, Phi Gamma Delta and Delta Tau Delta. 

Hear, too, how the editor introduces his extensive and inter- 
esting department of Greek Press: 

The actions of An editor of the Greek Press are not unlike 
those of the trusty guide in the Cave of the Winds. He bids his 
readers, unacquainted in all probability with all the magazines he 
will review, join hands and plunge into the spray of Greek gossip, 
blown hard about their ears by the fierce winds of criticism; bids 
them tread with slipping feet through subjects which to them may 
be a stumbling-block, and frttsf through it all that their guide 
knows where he is going, and will leave them at the end the happy 
memory of an exciting and not unpleasant trip. 

Speaking of the recent complications at the University of 

Georgia, the same pen gives us this: 

This perversion of the very genius of the whole Greek frater- 
nity system is deplorable, and it is to be regretted tnat the practice 
is in vogue elsewhere than at the University of Georgia. Gentle- 
men, can you not depend upon the solemn word of honor of a pre- 
paratory student, and wait till he enters, or is about to enter, the 
freshman class before initiating himV If each fraternity would re- 
solve to respect the claims of the other to men who have announced 
themselves as pledged, would it not assist in obviating this undue 
and greedy ha.ste? 

We are rejoiced to know that our friend is preaching such 
wholesome gospel, and doubly glad to have it sent throughout the 
camps of his Egyptian hosts, even now in the midst of their peren- 
nial pursuit of the sub-freshman and frisky preps. 

The December number of the Shield of Phi Kappa Psi is an 
average Shield,, nor do we mean this for scant praise, for one of the 
great merits of the Shield is its averageness, never rising to great 
heights of excellence, and seldom falling below a certain level in- 
terest to the outside world. The correspondent for the chapter at 


the University of Minnesota, has settled the matter of tlie perfect - 
ness of the Shield from an ^ H *F standpoint, so we ought to be 
settled. He says: "The J T J Rainbow in its last issue spoke 
disparagingly of our paper as being of very little general interest. 
We do not want a publication of general interest: we want one that 
will interest ^ Vs. * * * We want a paper in which we can read 
what our brothers are doing, what the fraternity is doing, wjjat the 
Greek world is doing." Now we are not going to discuss this 
question with the little fellow, but we submit that the last two of 
his *'wantss" are just what ought to make the ShUhl of general in- 


terest, and that to tell properly what "our brothers are doing" nec- 
essarily involves what our brother's neighbor is doing, hence a 
slight degree of general interest ought to attache to such telling. 
The editor of the Shield evidently approved the Rainbow's remarks 
about his paper, even if it were "disparagingly,'" (V) for in his com- 
panion pages of favorable and unfavorable connuents upon the 
Shield, as clipped from other journals, his quotation from the 
Rainbow appears on the "favorable page.'" Verily, the doctors do 



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The members of the Dklta Tau Dklta fraternitv in the Twin 

Cities have been increasino^ within the past few years, and roeentiv 
a movement was started to oriranize. Aeeordin^ly, Deoeinb(»r 1 1th a 
number met at the olliee of Dr. (Charles E. Thayer and formed a per- 
manent origan ization. Amon^ those ])reaent were Messrs. J. \V, 
Mauek, A, J. L. Wicks, n. Will Wri»rht,i>, C. K. Thayer, ^>,C\ J. Trax- 
ler, V Prime, Georire Halbert, ^, W. B. Au^ir, A', W. S. Fonl, //. 
Harrie Saylor, V, and Baker, J/, of St. Paul, and J. F. Hayden, Max 
West, Will Dann, Geortre Head and V. H. Gilman of Chapta Beta 
Kta, of the State University. A constituticm was 8do])ted and the 
oriranization called the Twin City Alumni Associaton of Delta 
Tau Dklta. The permanent officers elected are as follows: pres- 
ident, J. W. Mauck; vice-j)resiHent, W. S. Ford, St. Paul; secre- 
tary, Will Writrht; treasurer, Harrie Saylor, St. Anthony Park; 
committee on election, F. S. Abnerthy, // //, S. B. Howard, 0^ W. B. 
Aucrir, A; executive comnnttee, K. (\ Babcock, (^ J. Traxler, and 
Dr. C E. Thayer. This fraternity has a strong chapter at the State 
University, and this newly ororanized association will brin^ ahimni 
and actives into tiloser relations than ever oefore. Other alumni 
of Delta Tat Delta in the city are Robert Evans, H, Hiirbee. A, 
David Morgan, //, Reber, T, Chrischilles, ^/, Rabb, Fred Cook, 7", M. 
V. I-iittle, A, C. (r. Van Wert, J, George Andrews, H 11^ Charles 
Brewster, .1 Prime, Rev. A. Nichols, '/', Rev. A. Dalfrreu, -1 Prime, 
E. C. Gibson, if^ .1. S. Crombie, J. 




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The folio winir is a diajTram of the genealogical development of 
I )ki.ta Tau Dklta by chapters; giving the date and chapter origin 
of each, the defunct chapters being enclosed in parentheses: — 

Bethany, *60. 


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Vol, XIII. April, 1890, No. 3. 




A Quarterly Magazine 


Fraternity and College Interests. 



K, C. BABCOCKy Editor in Chief, 
MAX WEST, AHsistmtt Editor. 



^«rcM or rRANK h. sr/kcv. howard, minn. 



//. — Ohio University, D. W. McGlenen, Athens, Ohio. 

J. — University of Michiofan, Chas. B. Wakrkn, Delta Tan Delta 

House, Ann Arbor, Mich. 
A'. — Albion College, K. A. Armstron(;, 821 Cass Street, E., Albion, 

/. — Adelbert Colleire, J. J. Thomas, Adelbert Hall, Cleveland, (). 
//. — Buchtel College, F. G. Wieland, Akron, O. 
H. — Bethany College, Horace G. Will, Bethany, W. Va. 
/. — Michigan Airricultural College, B. K. Bkxtley, Agricultural 

(yollege, Michigan. 
h'. — Hillsdale College, E. D. Reynolds, Hillsdale, Mich. 
J/. — Ohio Wesleyan University, W. L. V. Davis, Delaware, O. 
fp. — Hanover College, (ieo. A. Gamble, Hanover, Ind. 
A — Kenyon Collcore, Chas. T. Walklev, Gambier, O. 
T. — University of Wooster, R. H. Herron, Wooster, (). 
// A. — Indiana University, C. W. Hartloff, Blooniington, Ind. 
/t If. — DePauw University, Chas. H. Pouch er, P. O. Box 1(M\ 

Greencastle, Ind. 
It /.--Butler University, H. S. S<'hell, Irvington, Ind. 

<;RAND division of the SOlfTH. 

A. — Vanderbilt University, R. H. Dana, 1512 McGarock Street, 


Nashville, Tenn. 
//. — University of Mississippi, J. E. Pope, P. O. Box 22, University, 

Lafayette (.^o., Miss. 
li J. — University of Georgia, A. C. Willco.von, Athens, Ga. 
// A. — Emory (.-ollege, R. B. Daniel, Oxford, (xa. 
H H. — University of the South, R. M. W. Black, Sewanee, Tenn. 
H I. — University of V'irmnia, J. M. Ma<Cuacken, Box 88, Univer- 

sity of Virginia, Va. 
If =•.— Tulane University, J. P. (VKelly, 224 Esplanade St., New 

Orleans, La. 

«;rand division of the east. 

.L- -Allegheny College. F. E. IU'ssell, Delta Tau Delta House, 
Meadeville, Pa. 

/'. — Washington and Jefferson College, Robert I^intox, Box 1, 

Washington, Pa. 
.V. — Lafayette College, F. H. Clymer, 148 McKeen Hall,Easton, Pa. 
P. — Stevens Institute Technology, N. S. Hill, Jr., Box 71, Stev- 
ens Institute, Hoboken, N. J. 
T, — Franklin and Marshall (^'oUege, T^ewis T. Lampk, Harbaugh 

Hall, Lancaster, Pa. 
y. — I^ensselaer Polytechnic Institute, W. C H. Slahle, Box 29, 

Troy, N. Y. 
// A, — Lehigh University, Jas. A. M('CLiTR(i, Fountain Hill House, 

South Bethlehem, Pa. 
H J/. — Tufts College, Herxy H. Rose, Box 35, College Hill, Mass. 
H A'.— -Massachusetts Institute Technology, F. G. Howard, Boston, 

li -. — Boston University, Geo. B. Fiske, 12 Somerset Street, Bos- 

ton, Mass. 
Ji 0, — Cornell University, E. G. Mansfield, Delta Tau Delta 

House, 120 East Buffalo Street, Ithaca, N. V. 


O, — University of Iowa, Cliff R. Musser, Iowa City, Iowa. 

£". — Simpson (college, J. M. Jamiesox, Indianola, Iowa. 

ii. — Iowa State College, Spencer Haven, Ames, Iowa. 

Ji r. — University of Wisconsin, Claude M. Rosecraxtz, Madison, 

Ji 11. — University of Minnesota, J. F. Havdex, 517 P^'ifteenth Ave., 
S. E., Minneapolis, Minn. 

B A. — University of Colorado, Harry N. Wilson, Box (W^, Boul- 
der, Col. 

New York Alumni Association. 

Chicago Alumni Association, Wharton Plimmer, 7(S LaSalle St., 

Nashville Alumni Association, John T. Lkllvett, NashvilK*, Tenn. 

Twin City Alumni Association, Will H. WKhiirr, '*Eveniiitr Jour- 
nal,*" Minnea|>olis, Minn. 

Pittsburg Alumni Association, John D. Watson, \){\ Diamond St., 
Pittsburg, Pa. 

Nebraska Alumni Association. 


PoKM, Nobles of Heart and Head, - - - - 154 

Symposium, ..... 17,5 

Fraternity and Morality, I., II., HI., IV., V., - K^ 

Literary and Fraternity, - - - - - - U>4 

Delta Tau Delta at World's Fair, ... jfU 

A Chapter Home, li)i\ 

Division Conference Reports, .... \(\^ 

Pittsburg Alumni Association, - - - - - J 70 

Poem, The Unexpected, - - - - - 171 

Editorial, - - - - - - - - - 17'2 

A Chapter Home; New Cornell Chapter; Altered Ar- 
rancrement; (Chapter Papers; Division Conferences; July 
Rainbow; Colleije Annuals; Back Numbers, - 1 7ri 

From the ('Iiapters, ---.... 17(; 

Allegheny College, 170; Washington and Jefferson, 177; 
Univ. of Mich., 177; Adelbert, 178; Bethany, 170; Buch- 
tel, 179; Mich. A^rl., 180; Hillsdale, 180;' TTniv. Iowa, 
181; Simpson, 182; University of Miss., 182; Stevens 
Inst., 188; Franklin and Marshall, 184; Rensselaer Inst., 
184; Hanover, 185; Kenyon, 18(^; Iowa State, 180; Indi- 
ana Univ., 187; Univ. VVis., 188; Univ. Georgia, 180; 
Emory, 189; Butler, 190; Univ. Minn., 191; Univ. South, 
192; Univ. Col., 192; Lehigh, 19:5; Mass. Inst., 19:5; 
Cornell Univ., 194; Tulane Univ., 19(^; Boston Univ- 
sity, - - - . - 197 

The Boys of Old, - - - - - - 198 

Gamma, Delta, Kappa, Omicron, Phi, Beta Delta, Beta 
ThetA, Beta Sigma, Tau, .... 201 

In Memoriam — Frank Wells Hugill, - - 202 

C^oLLEJiE WouM>, - .... 203 

Greek World, ..... 205 

Ex<'nAN(;Es, ..... 209 

(^)uotati()ns from *SV'/v>//, .... 21(V19 


Vol. XIII. April, 1890. No. 3. 


A new order of honor is needed, 

And 'tis time that the old passed away, 
For it must and it will be conceded 

That the gods we have now are all clay. 
Then hurrah for the man with the hammer! 

Let him smite, in the dust let him tread. 
The builders and molders are busy, 

Give us nobles of heart and of head. 

''His Majesty'' — words without meaning, 

For the monarch possesses it not; 
"His highness" — the man has a leaning 

To the gutter, in fact is a sot; 
"Most Noble" — Alas! He is famous 

As a soiler of virtue instead. 
Ah, God, give us soon, give us only 

The nobles of heart and of head ! 

Is an ape, although gilded with riches. 

Worth more than an image of Christ? 
Take the old idols down from the niches, 

Too long has their worship sufficed. 
Let us bow to the man — he's our hero. 

Though he toil like a slave for his bread; 
Let us honor the world's only great ones. 

The nobles of heart and of head. 

Hear the prophets with awe, though with wonder; 

Say not, "It is dark," with a sneer; 
From blackest of skies bellows thunder, 

And the heavens then suddenly clear. 
It is coming, the day that we long for, 

(Oh, speed it before we are sped), 
When earth shall pay homage alone to 

The nobles of heart and of head! 

(ireorire Horton, J '78. 

155 The Rainhow. 



The argument against the moral influence of the fraternity 
system is of equal acre with the system itself, and it is likely to be 
of equal duration. To the minds of many the black enamel that 
adorns the badge is typical of social corruption. We once heard 
the word Panhellenic thus dissected: '^Pan" means •"•"all"; the 
second syllable needs no elucidation; ^'Enic'" has not been trans- 
lated. It is indeed a fact that ''All h — l" seems with some to sunn- 
marize the influence of the Grecian organizations. The mistake 
has been that of assigning to the general the immorality of the 
particular. If special instances, which are the exceptions, and not 
the rules, were allowed a place on the list of legitimate arguments, 
all of our presidents would bo deposed, all of our senators be im- 
peached, all of our colleges be closed, all our churches razed to 
the ground and wide-spread anarchy would soon be the order of 
the day. The fact that there is one Judas should not attract more 
attention than the fact that there are eleven who are loyal. 

We do not write this article, therefore, because we believe 
that the general influence of the secret society system is evil. If 
we believed this to be true we should ]>lace aside badge and colors 
and make our article a phillippicon Fraternity vs. Morality. In spite 
of the protests of collegians and alumni, the fact stands, that the 
fraternities largely gain their moral color from the colleges. For 
there can be no element repri'sented in Greek circles that does not 
have among the students a corres]K)n<ling element from which it 
draws its supplies. There are certain general characteristics that 
are fostered and increased by all ora-anizations. If one may sav 
that fraternities create a narrow spirit, let it he known that the 

Symposinm, 150 

same objection may be ur^ed against Catholicism, Presbyterian ism, 
or Methodism. Love for one's own is the life of every organiza- 
tion of whatever sort. Without this building force every society 
becomes a loose sandbank. 

Everybody will accept the following as an invariable rule: Or- 
ganization increases the power of the elements possessed by the 
component parts of the organization. If those elements be evil, 
the evil influence is necessarily increased; if the elements be good, 
the good influence must be increased. This fact is axiomatic. 
No anti-fraternity philosophy can gainsay it. 

What follows from this general principle? Evidently the 
conclusion is, that since fraternities must exercise a moral influence, 
it should be the aim of every chapter to make that influence 
the best possible. There are some causes producing shades of fra- 
ternity morality which are now irremediable. The man who hopes 
too see the same fixed standard of morality adopted by all the 
chapters of his fraternity is the Bellamy of Greekdom. The ex- 
ternal cause probably most influential in producing and modifying 
the moral standard of chapters is the morality of the college com- 
munity in which the chapter is located. 

lJj)on the chapter roll of all fraternities are found three classes 
of colleges: (1) denominational colleges; (2) privately endowed 
institutions; and (IJ) State Universities. These three classes will 
give birth to three general standards. But even in the first- named 
class there will bo different grades. Denominational beliefs and 
rules are different and will consecjuentlv give a different color to 
the moral life of the college. In the second class there will be 
grades too. The conditions imposed by the founder, the policy of 
the trustees and the object of the institution will greatly affect the 
moral life of the student. In the third class, the interests of the 
State, whether manufacturing or agricultural, the moral complex- 
ion of the location of the University and the opinions and lives 
of the faculty will produce clearly marked degnujs of moral life. 
It is only a baseless fervor that would lead one to write out a de- 
tailed ritual of moral etiquette and tlien demand that every chap- 

157 The Rainltair, 

ter, no matter where chartered, shall rifiridly adhere to the provis- 
ions therein set forth. 

Shall we then have no absolute moral standard of member- 
ship? The answer is that the moral standard of any fraternity 
must be expressed in general terms. There are certain things 
whicli ar« to be condemned by the broad consensus of trustworthy 
opinion and which even the guilty will place in the catalogue of 
immoralities. Let no man who is known to be a violator of the 
common conscience ever enter the Deltaic portal. The chapter 
that knowingly initiates a man who ever becomes intoxicated is 
worthy of the severest censure. We want men, not idiots. The 
chapter that wilfully initiates a libertine is worthy of an immediate 
application of the pruning knife. We want men, not beasts. A 
sober spirit will dictate the sentiment that it is a far better policy 
to rid the roll of immoral chapters in institutions of high standing, 
than to rid it of moral chapters in less conspicuous colleges. 
When excellent men represent the fraternity in our excellent insti- 
tutions, so much the better. Too often we forget that the strength 
of a fraternity lies in men, not in colleges. Let us place the pre- 
mium where it belongs. Let our requirements be two-fold — insti- 
tutions of high standing and men of high standing. It should be 
the climax of every limits ambition for his fraternity to have the 
standard so high and so generally observed, that none but good 
men, in none but good colleges, should be the representative of 
that fraternity. 

Perhaps it might well bo said that a false idea of fraternity 
life has in many cases been destructive of fraternity morality. 
"Mutual fun" has been the complete motto of many a chapter, and 
the chapter that does not cultivate hearty, hale fellowship does not 
enjov a full-orbed existence. A good time is a part, but it is only 
a part of the fraternity idea. Some men seem to think that sturdy 
morality is inoom])atible with true fraternity. And so when they 
speak of a chapter of men who are strict and conscientious, scorn 
curls the lip and it is said slightingly -'••A Y. M. C. A." Strange 
to say, too, many seem to think that, when the men composing a 
chapter are striving to fulfil the purpose for which they came to 

Sj/tnposhim, 1 58 

college, they fail to reach up to the fraternity ideal and so it is 
^wrhispered — "A literary society." It seems to be the general tax 
that is laid upon every Greek Letter Society that it must endure 
the presence of chapters whose standard demands only the posses- 
sion of certain merry social qualities. Wherever such a body of 
men have in their unholy grasp a charter, the only way to save the 
repute of the fraternity is to apply the pruner. Let no Delta 
pose as the Delta h' conscience-keeper, but let all Deltas demand 
that our silken cord of union be composed of three strands- -Intel- 
lectuality, Congeniality and Morality. 

E. H. Hi'GHEs, M \S9. 


When any action or instruction is brouofht to our attention 
we apply to that action or instruction a sort of (pialitative analysis, 
the nature of which is known to the mind alone, and speedily de- 
cide to which of the two great classes, the good or the bad, it be- 
longs. In applying our test to things, we take into consideration 
the known results and products of what we are passing judgment 
upon, thus carrying out a worthy saying of the most skillful and 
discerning of all analyzers of human instructions — namely, that 
"by their fruits ye shall know them."" 

To no class or organization has this test been more bitterly 
and stringently a])plied than to the fraternity. Meeting as it 
always has the most violent opposition, it has had to fight its way 
against the heaviest odds. Vet in the face of all that has been 
said and done to root out the fraternity, it has continued to thrive 
and grow in strength both numerical and otherwise. It must have 
in it some great worthy foundation principle; it must be useful and 
g-Qod. else so many conscientious, noble men and women would not 
onter so heartily into the work of furtherint; its best interests. 
Vet we believe that too often a fraternity as a whole is brought 
into disrepute by the want on the part of individual chapters 
of a sense of what a fraternity's real end and aim is. The frater- 
nity is not, as we understand it, simply a place to have a ''jolly 
irood time'^ without taking time to stop and consider what a *\jolly 
irood time" really is. Many a "lad or lassie,'' for that matter, setMus 

159 I'he Rainhirtr, 

to think that one of the chief glories, if not the whole pur[K)se, of 
the fraternity ia to wear a badge such as can grace only the select 
few and to have mysterious secrets that belong again to the "se- 
lect few." Is this the object of a fraternity? With too many 
chapters and fraternity men it is to be feared that such is the case. 
This is what ofttimes renders fraternities so odious to our '"barb" 
brethren — the fact of their objects seeming to consist in things 
slight and trivial and tending only to produce false caste among 
college men. Outsiders, applying the old test of knowledge by 
the fruits of the thing tested, find that in reality the pretended 
superiority of fraternity men is an empty one. 

For this reason it becomes necessary that individual chapters 
give the closest of attention to the character of the work done in 
the chapter hall. Instead of making the fraternity meeting the 
time for a general carousal or a period of gossip and self gratula- 
tion growing out of disparaging comparisons with neighbors and 
rivals, it should and can be made a time of sensible converse and 
kindly criticism, — of outsiders faults':* Oh no; of oitr mrn. It is 
in this last point that one great moral value of the secret ele- 
ment of the fraternity comes in. The different members of the 
chapters have abundant opportunity of learning from various 
sources what their mutual faults are, and there is no better place 
than the fraternity hall for the correction of them. Not a cor- 
rection in a harsh repel lant manner, but a kindly brotherly criticism 
that makes the offender fill with irratitude toward his cntic. 

The true work of the fraternity is to make noble men and 
women of its members, and it is this bringing together in a bond 
of sympathetic mutual interest that renders the attainment of the 
end more possible in a fraternity than elsewhere. Vet on the other 
hand it is just this closeness of fellowship that makes it possible 
for a fraternity to become so very bad when the bad element gets 
the ascendancy. Nowhere else, we repeat it, is the Dower of asso- 
ciation so strong as it is in a fraternity. Then keep the fountain 
pure and the stream that cometh forth therefrom will also be pure. 
We feel ourselves that we owe to the fraternity some of the best 
effects ever produced in our lives, and many another can say the 

Sympo»iHm, IfW) 

same. Yet many a roan can say, we fear, that to this same source 
he may trace his ruin. Let every chapter, then, be eternally vigil- 
ant as to the character of the men it selects and the kind of influ- 
ence it exerts within its own circle; yet by the character of the 
men it sends forth, the cha[)tcr, nay, the whole fraternity, will be 
measured. T. C. H., B /, '89. 


If it were, asked "Is it the mission of a fraternity through its 
chapters to try to reform its niembers?", the majority of answers 
wpuld probably be in the negative. And while no one will for a 
moment deny that the fraternity is a reforming institution, it is 
claimed that this should be largely a matter of incident and asso- 
ciation rather than of conscious and systematic efiPort. It seems 
to me thp latter is the conception of fraternity held by Delta Tau 
Dklta. It is not a missionary society, going out to seek and to 
reclaim the most wayward, and yet this is often a profitable move 
for her, though fraught with danger. It may be adding a spark to 
an otherwise homogeneous and inoffensive compound; it may be 
picking up a piece of fine polished marble, and it may be finding 
only a chunk of coarse sandstone. The fraternity is not a hospital 
for moral cripples, or an asylum for incurable mediocrity to sport 
itself. Yet it is a place where the bright intellect, without dimming 
its brilliancy, should add a glow to the duller mind; where the con- 
fident aspiring soul without losing an iota of its confidence or 
lowering its aspiration, should encourage its more timid compan- 
ion; where the strong should beget strength in the weaker and 
where the whole atmosphere is so charged witli joyous fidelity to 
lofty principles, sincerity of purpose, and impressible cheerfulness, 
that seeing shall be hernming^ and becoming shall end in fnuHj. 

K. ('. B., // /;, \SU. 
[A [laper read at a recent meeting of Psi (.'hapter. | 

"The proper study of mankind is man," and since Dklta Tai"* 
ideal is a high type of manhood, it is but fitting that wo should 
study that ideal. 

Our fraternity rejoices in its sturdy youth, hoping groat and 

161 The Rainbow. 

glorious things from the future, because of its lofty ideal and its 
persistent efPortt^ toward its practical attainment. 

The world is constantly calling for strong, earnest men of 
principle; men who will do something toward the uplifting and 
betterment of their fellows. We ask, where can a better place be 
found for the symmetrical development of head and heart, of in- 
tellectuality and morality than at Delta's shrine? 

In the category of recpiisites to the making of an ideal 
Dklta, we should place first, — not because it is the most important, 
but because it is one of the prime external qualities- a inanlv, 
frank, gentlemanly bearing. We are judged, often harshly, by the 
outside world, from the standpoint of surface qualities, hence the 
importance of creating a friendly and natural impression, by a per- 
sistent yet unpretentious kindness of heart (for that is true polite- 
ness) toward all. 

This same social quality should of course be more free and 
unreserved when we are together in the fraternity hall, yet we 
should never be anything to one another but gentlemen and broth- 
ers, having a common interest in Delta's welfare and a personal 
interest in erne another. 

The second quality of our ideal brother to ])Ossess is, a lively 
yet balanced interest in physical culture. If he is not an athlete, 
and even if he never had any commendable ambition in that direc- 
tion, there is no excuse for his not improving every possible opjM>r- 
tunity to build up his bodily [)owers if they are not strong, to add 
to and increase them if they are backecf ui) by a moderately stronir 
constitution. The vital relations of healtli to mental ability de- 
mand all this with a reasonableness no one should question for a 

The third requisite is an intellectual basis strong enough to 
sustain creditably the burdens of a good college education, and 
later on, the burdens and responsibilities of an honorable profession 
or other vocation. 

The fraternity should foster intellectual progress along with 
good fellowship, and the ''literary extTcises'' of the meeting should 
bt* faithfully guarded against anyattenipt to ]>ass them over. They 

Sytnpomum. Wl 

should be entered into with spirit and the determination to ^et 
real benefit from them. A fraternity that meets ])romptIy and 
devotes the [)roper time to intellectual tffort has taken a lon^ stride 
toward tlie true standard. 

If we expect J T A to hold an honorable place in athletics, 
oratory, or any other branch of co\\e.^% life, the necessary harmony 
of action must be fostered by reirular and enthusiastic meetings. 
A<rain, the "'ideal Dklta/" must possess strong moral charac- 
ter and conscientiousness in the discharge of duty. College life 
has its full quota of temptations, and it often takes a stront^ pur- 
pose to resist the invitincr opportunities for pleasure. If there 
were a stronger realization that, to do J 7' J or ourselves full credit, 
there must be untiring effon, there would be strontrer and more 
sincere striviuir for steadiness of purpose. 

The last and most essential cpiality of a true Dklta is a realiz- 
ation of his responsibility to God and his fellownian, — in other 
words, to let his spiritual inclinations and the pron^ptintrs of his 
his hicrher nature have the mastery. This is to be moral in the 
deepest sense. Amid all our social plet.sures and ^'ood fellowship, 
let every candid mind realize that those solemn and beautiful words 
of our ritual are based upon hit^h and lofty principles that originate 
only in the source of all just law. Let every Delta strive toward 
the ideal, ever mindful of his o[)portunities and privileges, and 
ever seeking to wield his influence on the sidt^ of the ""Fatherhood 

of God and the brotherhood of man.*' 

W. H. Shields, '/', n)2. 

If a fraternity or any chapter of it, were to set up as it* prime 

requirement for admission, membership in somc^ orthodox church, 

or any church for that matter, I am pretty sure failure would be 

the result. It would become what too many of our churches 

already are — one-dav-in-the- week-fraternities. It would be just as 

absurd and as far from the fraternity ideal to expect a man to show 

that he has regularly attended religious sc^rvices four times a week 

for a year prior to his initiation, as to demand that his pantaloons 

shall not vary in '•■wideness*' one-half inch from the most approved 

width. Altogether too many chapters of nearly (^very fraternity 

lihi The RtiihtHur, 

go to one extreme or the other. In the smaller denotninatioii.'i] in- 
institutions, where a really brilliant ^''touirir' is never liearil of, the 
former tendency often rules. On tlie other hand, in one of our 
larger state universities in the West, the social and convivial ideal 
has so strongly dominated the fraternity life, that an active church 
member can scarcely be found on the roll of the five '^upper"' fra- 
ternities of the seven, and, to quote a remark of a senior of that 
institution, himself not a V. M. C. A. man, "a Y. M. C. A. man 
is practically ineligible to membership in them!" These are onlv 
cases of abnormal development of one phase of the fraternitv. 
It would seem that the loftiest ideal of fraternitv is a triune one, 
the three parts of equal value and equal necessity; and are not 
these essentials, Cultuke (intellectual and social), Coxr.KXiAi.iTY 
and Morality. B. 

Liternrtf ami Fraternitt/, 104 



No better inspiration can be found for the ambitious student 
than in the meeting of tlie alumni of the years gone by; in the 
friendships renewed; in the recounting of the old song and story 
of class room and campus; in the glistening teardrop that gathers 
in the eye at the mention of some dear companion who has gone 
to join the mighty host beyond the river. 

At our banquets, our re-unions and our Karneas we may often 
beliold these scenes, and wlio of the Delta brotherhood, after 
meeting some brother of another chapter, has not been enthused 
with a deeper and nobler feeling of fraternity spirit and felt him- 
self prouder than ever of his membership in Dklta Tau Dki.ta? 

But at our general meetings and conferences, only tlie few 
are favored with attendance, while the mass of the students never 
realize the greatness or breadth of their fraternity. Their acquaint- 
ance while in college seldom reaches beyond the brothers of their 
own chapters. To the mind of a H h brother, the inilucmce of //, 
J or .V, is more imaginary than real, and he has no familiarity with 
his brothers situated in a distant college, except through TiiK 
Rainbow and the annals of the fraternity. Ac([uaintance seems 
a forbidden fruit of which he seldom partakes. 

What joy it always brings to the boys at our '^Dki.ta'' house 
when thev are visited by a brother from another cha])ter. He 
leaves a kind remembrance that makes us all mon^ enthusiastic 
fraternity men. When our alumni, whose places we have the 
honor to have taken, gladden our < quarters with their presence, it 
ever seems a lesson of loyalty and devotion. Listeninjr to their 

105 Thv Ritinhoir, 

advice and earnest talk enhanced by the wisdom gained by the 
experience of their years, our ht^arts beat with a new and more 
fervid zeal for *'''<rood old Dklta Tat."" Some are in distant states 
and we seldom see them, but their memories remain as cherished 
legacies. We look at their portraits, made familiar by the stories 
of their life among us and all fondly hope that some day we niav 
seize their hands in a grasp of brotherly love. 

What a boon it would be to every member af the active Fra- 
ternity if he could meet his brother Dkltas from the thirty -nine 
chapters! What appreciation of fraternity it would bring about I 

All xVmerica is looking forward to the celebration in (Chicago 
of the fourth centennial of the landing of Columbus on the shores 
of San Salvador. Last June, five members of Alpha left the active 
membership of the chapter, promising to meet at the World'^s F^air, 
by oaths as staunch and strong as the pure pledges of Dkltaism. 
And following their example CN-ory member of Alpha has promised 
to be at the great carnival in the metropolis of the West, one en- 
thusiastic alumnus declaring that he would be with ''the boys'' if he 
had to count railroad ties in order to reach his destination. 

13rothers in Dklta Fau Dklta, why not widen this re-union 
from Alpha to include the whole fraternity, from Tuft's Hill Massa- 
chusetts, to the mountain home of Beta Kappa in Colorado? It is 
some years ahead, but so much the more surely can the plans be 

It would not be a difficult matter to secure headquarters or a 
lodge where all Dkltas coming to the fair might congregate; 
where old ties could be reunited and new ones formed amontjr the 
alumni and mecnbers of the several chapters. A space might be 
taken up as reception room in one of the corporation buildings, 
while some m)od hostelry could be entirely monopolized by the 
members of J T J. Or we could even erect a building at small 

There are but few educated Americans who will not be there, 
and undoubtedly a large share of our (!:i,(MM)) members will be 
present. It offers the most splendid opportunity in our history for 
such a meetintr. It would be the irrandost re-union of Greeks 

A Chapter Hame. KW^ 

ever known. Think of such a congregation of loyal Deltas 
briniring into the association the conservatism of the East, the 
dash of the western colleijian, and the brilliancy of our southern 
brothers, all united in the mystic bonds of Delta TauI How 
joyous and how profitable would be such a meeting. A meeting 
in which association and acquaintance would beget fraternal inter- 
est and admiration, for a Delta is the same wherever you find 


FitEDEKirK Palmkk, .^, '02. 


Every chapter ought to have a home. In no other place can 
th'.» Fraternal bond be so firmly knit as at the fireside in the chapter 
home. A hall is good, but a home is better. 

By far tlie larger number of boys in college are away from 
home, and must have a place to stay. A room, or a boarding-house, 
is not a home. There is a spirit of freedom, of ownership, of inde- 
pendence in a home, that is not to be found in a boarding-house or 
a lonely room. 

By a home, I mean more than a place to eat and sleep. The 
eating house is not necessarily included in it. In fact, the cosiest 
chapter house I know of is totally without cook or steward,- -meals 
being taken elsewhere. But there is a common parlor, with 
piano and large fire-place, a generous hall and library, a ])lace of 
rendezvous for the whole chapter, where the books and pictures, 
and relics of past days accumulate, where there are remembrances 
of all past classes, and where the old boys when they return, feel 
at home as of yore, and find the home still full of life, activity and 
brotherly cheer. 

A hall is too apt to be a cold place, with a public feel, and 
lacking in the warm and suiuiy atmosphere of home. An«l it is 
this home atmosphere which is most valuable to the college boy, 
and too often lacking. There is a power for good in the close, 
brotherly association about the home fireside, not to be suppli(Ml by 
any other influence in college. 

A boy's development is more in the hands of his fraternity. 

167 The Rainbow, 

depends more upon the influences, restraints and ambitions of liis 
confreres, than upon any other power. There is a unity of purpose 
and influence developed in this fireside circle, which is not to be 
found in a hall. The chapter type may here be developed, and a 
atrenorth gained, the true fraternity spi/it may here be found and 
felt, which is out of the (piestion in a large chapter with no such 
bond. Too often in a lartre chapter the true fraternity spirit is 
lost or misinterpreted, and in its place a sort of clique for college 
politics and the capture of honors is found. The chapter becomes, 
not a band of brothers, but a band of favor hunters, and honor 
brokers — lotr-rollers for political preference. 

One knows by the study of the men of a chapter, what the 
chapter influence is — what the ruling spirit is. It comes to be 
taken for granted that, this chapter has an eye solely to scholarship: 
that one for social qualities; and may be another for riotous livinor. 
Of necessity, the larger the chapter the fewer the ties that bind 
man to man, until we are sure, in certain cases, that the only tie 
which binds is that political bond which insures a solid vote on cer- 
tain candidates, and in place of one chapter type, there are cliques 
within a clique. 

There is no reason why there should not be a large chapter, 
twenty men and over, but to be a fraternity, more than a hall and 
a large number of men is needed. The home spirit, in which all 
are brothers, must be developed. And the red letter days, the 
times which form the bright spots in the memory, the hours on 
which we love to think, will be those days and evenings w^hen the 
sofas and chairs and rugs were full all round the blazing fire, and 
jokes went round and songs were sung, and tales were told. No 
ballroom hall can take the place of this open fire and home cheer. 

When all our boys think over carefully the advanta^jes of a 
home, to the chapter and to the individuals of a chapter, there will 
be but one conclusion- -they will have a home. Own it if [)OSsible, 
but have it at any rate. Kstablish a buildinir fund — every alumnus 
will gladly give a dollar or so each year, and in no great time 
every chapter will be able to own a li<^me. 

O., n //, '89. 


Conference of the Western Division. 
The Coiiforence met accordincr to call on the afternoon of 
Friday, February 28, in the chapter halls of Chapter Omioron, 
Iowa City, Iowa, with V. T. Price, 0^ presiding. Tlie address 
of welcome was delivered by Julius T/ischer of Omicron, and re- 
sponded to by F. H. Crilman of Beta P^ta. In the absence of the 
conference secretary, FI. A. Voutz, £", Murray Campbell, '', was 
elected, and the conference betran its work, which, besides its rou- 
tine business and reports, consisted of discussions ujion such topics 
as "The (^hajiter Meecin^,'"* -^Unwritten Law,'' "The Rainrow," 
ete. Sessions were held Saturday morning, afternoon and evening, 
when the final adjournment was made. The next conference will 
he held with H /.', at Minneapolis. Fred \j. Kennedy of Omicron 
was elected Secretary of the Western Division. H /i and // /' 
were represented by proxy, li /.', by Fred II. Oilman and K. C\ 
Habcock, (L by Herbert Peerv and S. S. Wriifht, J, by H. H. Hart- 
man, and iL by J. S. CMiimberlain. The attendance of the mem- 
hers of Omicron and resident members was lar^e, and tlie discus- 
sions spirited and interesting. The chapter reports showed the 
chapters in better condition than a year atro, and with £^(X)d pros- 
pects of continued success. 

The rece[)tion and banquet ^iven by Omicron to tlie delegates, 
resident members and lady friends, occurred Friday eveniiiij in 
Omicron's spacious chapter parlors. After a short informal recep- 
tion, dancing and card playing were indulged in until a late hour, 
and then the entire company adjourned to a banquet. After jus- 
tice was done to this, Julius Lischer in his characteristic humorous 
manner, acted as magister epularum, and in a few well chosen 
words called upon the following Deltas who responded imf)romutu 
to the subjects given them. Kendric C. Habcock, editor of The 
Kainkow, treated "Our Fraternity,"' in his usual witty but concise 
vfSiy. J. M. Grimm paid a deserving tribute to the ''Girls, Dear 
Girls." C E. Pickett allowed his imairination to roam in a short 
speech, and S. S. Wright closed the oratory of the evening in an 
enthusiastic speech, predicting ever increasing power for Delta ism. 

169 The RninlMi^r. 

Taking it all together, the conference, the reception and the 
royal hospitality of Onucron, — the delegates voted it a great suc- 
cess, and it will be remembered by all as one of those occasions 
that cements closer our fraternal bonds. 

Fkki) H. GiLMAX, n /;, nM). 

Eastern Confekknce. 
The Eighth Annual Conference of the Grand Division 
of the East, of the Delta Tai' Delta Fraternity, was held 
at the Hotel Marlborough, New York City, on February -2. 
All the chapters of the Division were represented, excepting 
Alpha, her delegate being unfortunately detained at tlie last mo- 
ment, by sickness. The morning session was called to order at 
11.05 by the President, Rev. S. L. Bieler, .1/, '78, and opened with 
prayer by the Rev. C. B. Mitchell, J, '79, followed by an address 
of welcome by the president and responses by the delegates, after 
which the conference was orcranized for business. The afternoon 
session was called to order at 2.45 by the president, wlien the re- 
ports of the chapters and committees were read and the business 
of the conference transacted. In the evening, that pleasant 
feature of these annual conferences which causes them to be re- 
membered with pleasure, the bancpiet, was held in tlie parlors of 
the hotel. Brother Orrin Serfass, A\ '82, acted as toast master and 
the various toasts were ably responded to by Brothers W. W. 
Cook, J, '80, A. P. Trautwein, P, '70, J. C. Rice, '/', '82, and others. 
The conference was in every way a most successful affair, there 
being in all fifty-one present, including delegates and alumni. The 
following officers were elected for the next year: President, J. C. 
Rice, V; '82; Secretary, C. C. Dickinson, // i^ '91; Orator, W. W 
Cook, J, '80; Historian, (i. W. Geiser, 7', '79; Division secretary, 

C. M. Case, Beta Lambda, '92. 

J. A. McClurg, Sec'y. 

Pittnlmrif Alumni Asuonation, 170 


TAh no other notice has come to us of the fonndinK of the AKHoriatiou we print the 
fol lowing letter. -Ed.J 

PnTsiiURi;, Pa., Feb. 17th, IS^.H). 

K. (\ BaB('0( K, 

Editor Rainhow: 

It gives me great pleasure to inform you and Deltas every 
where that on last Saturday evening, Feb. ir)th, 181H), twenty-eight 
old Delta Tat Delta members met at the Seventh Avenue Hotel 
in this city, and subscribed their names to an article of agreement, 
binding themselves as '*The Pittsburg Alumni Association of 
Delta Tau Delta.'' 

We also '"devoured a feed"- on the bills a "^banquet"* was had; 
twenty-seven alumni and three undergraduates from Washington - 
Jefferson, Chapter /', were in attendance. Hon. John C Xewmeyer, 
State Senator and Prothonotorv of the Supreme Court, could not 
bancpiet, but left in good standing as to dues. 

(^ur toastmaster was Dr. H. S. Sutton, founder of (lamma, who 
was in a similar position at th<? annual convention bancpiet of 1<S81. 
To-day ten more names have been added to the *\\rticles of Asso- 
ciation,'" and many more are yet to be seen when we jret time and 
op[)ortunity. If the fraternity will help us in the way of furnish- 
inir us with the information as to names and locations of Delta 
members in, and within one hundred miles of, Pittsburg, (that's a 
short distance here), and if the members living now within said 
radius will report themselves to me so that I can get their names 
on mv roll, the fraternity will know some day soon that this alumni 
chapter numbers manv souls. 1 write this as a notice at large, merely, 
and by the time your n«»xt edition is ready for pn^ss, it will contiiin 
a full report of the bantpiet and founding of the *' Pittsburg 
Alumni AsscK'iation.*^ 

Another thing, we want no suggestions how to run this affair. 
We mortals here, among furnaces, workshops and mines, have our 
own way of doniif business. We are all on tin* same K'vel, our 
officers are only such in name -we hav<» no exalted personages 
among us and our constitution and bv-laws are '"the faith that's 
strong within us," and the simple and easily observed rules that 

171 The Rainhotr. 

luake all Deltas •■'worthy to hear without reproach, the ^rand 

name of gentlemen." The eoniniittee for one year are Dr. 1^. S. 

Sutton, President; Dr. E. W. Dav, Treasurer, and your very 

humble servant, 

John D. Watson, St-cretarv. 


When clouds are black, and rain has lon^r been chillincr. 
The sudden sun will ofttimes stru^jrle throuirh. 

Anon with splendor all the prospect fillintj, 
From jeweled trees to skies of deepest blue. 

When lives are dark, and hope has ceased beifuilintr. 
Some unexpected j^leam may glad the sight. 

And after years, in fortune's perfect smiling, 

Be filled with naught save honor, love, and light. 

George Horton, J, 78. 

E<litorlal. 172 


A few words aneiit that ever fruitful subject- the oha])ter 
home, and we coin mend to the special attention of every under- 
^raduate* reader of TiiK Raixik»w, the article in this number en- 
titled, ''"A Chapter Homc^*" We are ^lad to see so many of our 
cha]>ters moving toward the establishment of such a home. Two 
at least, we feel sure, will be housed insirlo homes owned and 
budded by themselves and their ahnnni, inside of eii'hteen months. 
Their modus operandi is simply that of a stock company, and it 
was a surprise to those havinijr these enterprises in char<re to see 
how readily and generously their plans were aided. But to those 
who are still too modest, too weak, or too vouni^r, to aspire tt) the 
ownership of a home, we say, "Brothers, you must make an effort," 
and by some means manatee to cret to«rether. If you can not ^et 
a whole house, furnished or unfurnished, ^et rooms in the same 
house or block. Nothincjr shows more plainly the proii^ressive, en- 
terprising, enthusiastic spirit t)f Dki.ta Tats in these latter days, 
than the establishing of Beta Omicron at Cornell. We are proud 
of the men, and their energy as shown in tlie fact that, without 
^oing through the chrysalis stage of two or three years as a local 
s<^)oiety, they held their installation in their own house. Now is the 
time of year to begin operations. It is no small task to lind a suit- 
able house, especially in some of the smaller college towns; it is 
a place where experience counts for a great deal, but we hope no 
chapter will be deterred by lack ni exp(^rience fn^rn a thorough in- 
vestigation of the pros and cons of its situation and resources. 
If the editor, who with the writer of the article refernil to, has 
been actively instrumental in placing Chapter Beta Kta in the 

173 The. Ramhoir. 

home she now occupies, can be of any assistance to chapters con- 
templating like steps, he will be only too plad to do so. 

The account of the establishment of our new chapter. Beta 
Omicron, at Cornell University, will be read bv Dkktas everywhere 

•^ »' » 

with unmixed satisfaction. For some years Delta Tat Delta has 
been ambitious to place a chapter at this great institution, but her 
ambition has not led her to take any hasty or inadvisable steps. In 
an institution of the size of Cornell, it is not a difficult matter to 
establish a chapter, so far as findincr men to muke the chapter, iroes. 
But It was not merely the name of Cornell upon our collecre chap- 
ter list that we wanted; we could have had. that long **^o- ^y^ 
shall not stop to elaborate upon what we wanted all these y<?ars. 
The whole thincr in a nutshell, is: we found what we wanted, and 
it is ours. We are proud to enter Cornell, and proud of the men 
who represent Delta Fat Delta there. Their energy, enthusi- 
asm and loyalty are worthv of imitation by any chapter. The 
whole atmosphere of Cornell is charged with the spirit of energy 
and progress and we shall look for great things from the long life 
and success that we wish Beta (^micron. 


* x- 

The change in the arrangement of the contents of this num- 
ber is, not an experiment, but sim[)ly a necessity, due to the 
fact, that the editor-in-chief was out from the city for some weeks, 
and returned too late to attend to the prcjparation of such matter 
as usually appears first, until after the date set for sending in such 
copy, and so the copy at hand and ready harl to go in first. 

¥: V: 

We hope every (chapter has received a co]>y of both The Petf 
and Thr\ and has looke<l tliem ov(?r carefully. The former 
coming from Chapter Xi and the latter, as its name indicates, from 
Psi, reflects great credit upon those chapters, and undoubtedly no 
better means could be found for keeping the alumiii informed as 
to the chapter and its doings. These little sheets fill a place that 
TiiK Hainhow can not and ought not to fill, and it is hoped otiier 

EilitoHaL 174 

Gha[)ters will follow the example of Xi and Pai. The Po^r Wow 
and the (Jhromcle^ which were published some years have not been 
heard from this year, so far, but we hope to see at least one copy 
before July. Every chapter should send some kind of a paper, a 
circular, or a letter to every one of its alumni whose address is 
known, at least once a year. If a quarterly like the two men- 
tioned be too much of an undertaking, do as did M in 1888, and 
issue a Chapter Annual. It will be profitable all around. 

* * 

At least two of the Divisions have held their annual confer- 
ences, at the 'time of writing this, and we are' glad to hear such 
good reports of them. There is a tendency to underestimate the 
value of these meetings, especially on the part of those chapters 
which are seldom or never represented. There are chapters that 
have been established for some years that for one reason and 
another have never had a delegate at any of the conferences. We 
regret that such is a fact, and take this opportunity to emphasize 
the value of these meetings. They are smaller and more informal 
tlian the Karnea, which at best now comes only once in two years, 
and are therefore especially helf)ful to the delegates as members of 
the chapters. More minute details of the Fraternity's workings are 
discussed, and if at all feasible every chapter should send a lower- 
class man. Some of the chapters of the Eastern Division did 
Dobly in the number of delegates sent to their last conference at 
New York. We commend the example of the "young 'uns" in 
this matter to some of the older chapters. The triangular initiation 
banquets which the Massachusetts chapters held early in the col- 
lege year, was the sort of gatherings we like to hear about — sort 
of a state conference. Surely such a gathering was an auspicious 
occasion for the newly initiated freshmen. Let it be repeated. 

The next number of The Rainbow will not be issued until 
after all the colleges are closed, and chapter letters should embody 
some account of the '^features" of commencement, and a little sum- 
mary of the year's work. Don't be afraid to tell of honors taken 
by members of other fraternities; it is of interest to all to know 

173 The Rainbow, 

home she now occupies, can be of any assistance to chapters con- 
templating like steps, he will be only too ^lad to do so. 


The account of the establish men t of our new chapter, Beta 
Omicron, at Cornell University, will be read bv Deltas everywhere 

•* V * 

with unmixed satisfaction. For some years Delta Tau Delta has 
been ambitious to place a chapter at this ^reat institution, but her 
ambition has not led her to take any hasty or inadvisable steps. In 
an institution of the size of Cornell, it is not a difficult matter to 
establish a chapter, so far as findintr men to make the chapter, ^oes. 
But It was not merely the name of Cornell upon our colletre chap- 
ter list that we wanted; we could have had. that lon^ a^o. We 
shall not stop to elaborate upon what we wanted all these years. 
The whole thinrr in a nutshell, is: wo found what we wanted, and 
it is ours. We are proud to enter Cornell, and proud of the men 
who represent Delta Tau Delta there. Their energy, enthusi- 
asm and loyalty are worthy of imitation by any chapter. The 
whole atmos])here of Cornell is charged with the spirit of energy 
and progress and we shall look for great things from the long life 
and success that we wish Beta Omicron. 

^ -X- 

The change in the arrangement of the contents of this num- 
ber is, not an experiment, but simply a necessity, due to the 
fact, that the editor-in-chief was out from the city for some weeks, 
and returned too late to attend to the pre[)aration of such matter 
as usually appears first, until after the date set for sending in such 
copy, and so the copy at hand and ready had to go in first. 


We hope every chapter has received a copy of both The Petf 
and The PuL and has looked them over carefully. The former 
coming from Chapter Xi and the latter, as its name indicates, from 
Psi, reflects great credit upon thost* cliapters, and undoubtedly no 
better means could be found for k(^(»piiig the alumni informed as 
to the chapter and its doings. These little sheets fill a place that 
The Rainbow can not and ought not to fill, and it is hopt^d other 

EditonaL 174 

chapters will follow the example of Xi and Psi. The Pow Wma 
and the Chronicle^ which were published some years have not been 
heard from this year, so far, but we hope to see at least one copy 
before July. Every chapter should send some kind of a paper, a 
circular, or a letter to every one of its alumni whose address is 
known, at least once a year. If a quarterly like the two men- 
tioned be too much of an undertaking, do as did .1/ in 1888, and 
issue a Chapter Annual. It will be profitable all around. 


At least two of the Divisions have held their annual confer- 
ences, at the 'time of writing this, and we are 'glad to hear such 
good reports of them. There is a tendency to underestimate the 
value of these meetings, especially on the part of those chapters 
which are seldom or never roj)resented. There are chapters that 
have been established for somt* years that for one reason and 
another have never had a delegate at any of tlie conferences. We 
regret that such is a fact, and take this opportunity to emphasize 
the value of these meetings. They are smaller and more informal 
than the Karnea, which at best now comes only once in two years, 
and are therefore especially helpful to the delegates as members of 
the chaptera. More minute details of the Fraternity's workings are 
discussed, and if at all feasible every chapter should send a lower- 
class man. Some of the chapters of the Eastern Division did 
Dobly in the number of delegates sent to their last conference at 
New York. We commend the example of the ''young 'uns" in 
this matter to some of the older chapters. The triangular initiation 
banquets which the Massachusetts chapters held early in the col- 
lege year, was the sort of gatherings we like to hear about — sort 
of a state conference. Surely such a gathering was an auspicious 
occasion for the newly initiated freshmen. Let it be repeated. 

The next number of The Rainbow will not be issued until 
after all the colleges are closed, and chapter letters should embody 
some account of the '"features" of commencement, and a little sum- 
mary of the year's work. Doift be afraid to tell of honors taken 
by members of other fraternities; it is of interest to all to know 

175 The Uninhoir, 

who are taking tlie honors in our different colleges. Furtlior di- 
rections will be embodied in a circular letter, and prompt attention 
should be ^iven to it. We also hoped to make sjjecially prominent 
in the July number, the alumni department, ''The lioys of Old,'* 
and the co-operation of all who read this editorial, is earnestly re- 

The College Annual season has arrived, and some of the col- 
leges and universities have already published their regular annuals. 
TiiK Kaixbow has always been well remembered by the cha[)ters 
in this respect in the past, and we hope to be the recipients of 
even a greater number than usual. One of the features which we 
expect to make prominent in the .July number of The Raixbow, 
will be a review of those annuals that reach us before the middle 
of June. We want one from every institution where we have a 
chapter and where an annual is published; and wherever a Dki/ia 
is upon the boanl we shall expect one. The hearty and liberal 
response to our request for college papers makes us bold and ct)n- 
fidcnt in making this new recpiest. 

* it- 

William R. I^aird, author of Atuerivnu i'olUije FnttrruitUs^ 
wishes to secure the foUowintr numbers of TiiK Raixbow. Who 
can supply them? Vol. ix. of Xo. ft; Vol. x. of No. 1; Vol. xi. 
entire; Vol. xii., Nos. 1 and 2. 

From the Chapters. 176 


[This department this year is in charge of the assistant editor, 
Max West. — Editor.] 


We have had the misfortune through a misunderstanding of 
not appearing in either Nos. 1 or 2 of Vol. xiii., so there has been, 
until the present issue, no news from Alpha for the current colle- 
giate ye»r in The Rain now. 

We are enjoying a prosperous year both as regards numbers 
and success in the securing of prizes; we entered the year with 
eight men, and our roll numbers seventeen at the present time. 
Our last initiates were Bros. Geo. Shrvock and Eagleson, both of 
whom are residents of the city; their initiation occurred on the 
night of March 8th. 

We hold the places of president, ladder-orator, and prophet, 
in the class of '9(), in the persons of Bros. Deming, Russell and 
McClure; Bros. Deming and Russell are members of the board of 
editors on the annual, the KaJdron; we have- a representative on 
the inter-society team and one on the college paper, the Campus, 
Bro. Shryock, '6l, is manager of the foot-ball team, and in all J TJ 
has her full quota of honors at Allegheny. 

Thf annual rece[)tion of the chapter to its sister fraternities 
and friends in the city on February 12th, was one of the principal 
social events of the season. There were two hundred and fifty 
guests present. 

Our present membership is apportioned among the several 
classes as follows: senior, 5; junior, 1; sophomore, 5; freshmen, 6. 
We deeply regretted our inability to be present at the recent 
Division Conference, but "La Grippe" held our representatives at 
home. We rejoice in the fact that our fraternity is making such 
rapid strides toward the pinnacle of college fraternities; certainly 
J r J's star is in the ascendant and if the present systematic man- 
agement is continued with the conservative policy of extension 
exercised as heretofore, that star will reach its zenith at no distant 

177 The Rainbow, 

By April 1st we shall have lived in a chapter house one year, 
and a delicrhtful year it has been to us all; the chapterhouse mode 
of livincr far surpasses anything we have ever tried, and as one 
alumnus said to another at our recent reception, concerning our 
home: '•-Well, Chip, this beats the lotr-hut." 



The winter term at Washington and Jefferson has passed 
quickly by, characterized mainly by lon^ lessons and hard work. 
The s[)irit of law^lessness that seems so prevalent in our colletres 
this year did not escape Washington and Jefferson and became 
manifest in several acts. The freshmen and sophomores were the 
first offenders, en^atrin^ in a cane rush early in the term, in direct 
violation of the laws of the coUei^e. The cane rush was not a vio- 
lentone by any means, andthe sophomores won. The juniors were the 
next to follow suit, their offence bein<]r the cremation of physioloiry. 
The act was not in direct violation of any commands of the faculty, 
but the faculty's permission was hedged about with many condi- 
tions as to the manner of the burninir, which the class disrecrarded. 

Equilibrium has ^t length again been regained and it is to be hoped 
will be maintained for some time to come. 

The plav of Julius Capsar was presented by the members 
of the two literary societies on February 21st. Although a dif- 
ficult J)lay to render, the performance of it was very creditable in- 
deed. Two weeks later a burlesque on the T)lay was given for the 
benefit of the Athletic Association. The annual contest between 
the literary societies took place the last nigfht of the term. The 
result was a clean sweep for the Franklin and Washington Society. 
Its members felt very lubilant over the result, as this year is the 
first time they have shut out their rivals. 

There is little activity at pres(;nt in fraternity circles. We 
have made no initiations since our last communication. An effort 
was made this winter to hold a Pan-Hellenic banquet, but it fell 
through owing to disagreements in the particulars. 

Robert Linton. 


Delta chapter has no great triumphs to chronicle save that she 
is living with a good degree of prosperity. For a locality where 
so much of opposition goes to make peaceful and steady assimila- 
tion of the best material an impossibility for any fraternity, to re- 
port that here we have a chapter of this kind, is no insignificant 
fact in itself. 

Since our last letter, Bro. (leo. Mansfield, '1)8, has left to 
spend the remainder of the season in Washington. W. J. Hinck- 

From thp (Jhnpfers. 178 

son, /, '88, has entered the junior class of the university, and has 
strencrthened our ranks by one more loval Delta. 

W e were surprised, pleased and benefited by a recent visit of 
two days from Bro. Babcock. The z(ial of this efficient officer can 
do much toward instillino" into a chapter more of the extract of 
real fraternity spirit, and his advice, always friendly, is wholesome. 
Deltas look forward to the coming conference in the hope of 
participating in a successful meetinir. It is regretted that the dates 
iiecided upon, cominjr at the time of Kaster vacations, will prevent 
the sending of a large delegation. The news annual of the inde- 
uendents, the (Uintalion^ apj>eared durincr the month. The work, 
althouirh a new undertaking, reflects great credit upon the editors 
and upon the student body. The independents, who have brought 
counter plans to oppose every undertaking of the fraternities, have, 
by reason of their superior numbers, captured most of the class 
elections and the leading officers of the various organizations. 

The annual catalogue of the university has been issued and 
contains the names of !3,ir)8 students. Harvard j)rint» 74 less. 

On AS. B. VVakuen. 


Since our last letter there has been little or no change in fra- 
ternity circles at Adelbert, except that the charter of the H f J 
chapter has been withdrawn. There are still, however, five frater- 
nities represented liere; A J </», J A A', H W //, J )\ J T J. 

The Htstrr(\ the annual [)ublished by the junior class, will 
apj)ear in a few days, /eta has one representative on the literary 

A new departure in the literary wc»rk of the colleg<» has been 
taken within the last few weeks. A twenty-four pag<» pa]>er, to be 
known as the Afft^Jhcrt^ is to b<' issued monthly. It will contain 
letters from those members of the facidty who are now abroad, 

oritrinal contributions from the; students, besides university notes 

^^ ,. 

of general interest. Bro. Tryon is on the literary board, and Bro. 
Thomas is in the business department. 

The Adelbert Glee Club gave its annual city concert at Case 
Hall March 10th, and created (juite a s<»nsation. It was conc<?ded 
by all who had the pleasure of hearing it, to be the finest concert 
of its kind given here for many years. Bro. Williams, of '80, who 
is now attending the medical department of the university, is the 
very efficient leader of the club. Two other Deltas are also 

We had a royal old Delta time, a few evonintrs aopo, when wc 
had tlie pleasuie of greeting a f'w of th«» old stag<'rs: Bros. 
McLane, Waite, Bemis, Heason and Williams. Nothing arouses 
so much enthusiasm as a visit from these old Deltas, except, of 

179 The Jiahiboar. 

course, the ('oiivention. VV^e frequently receive interestin£r letters 
from liro. Arter now travelirnr with Prof. C. R. Bolton. 

G. W. Tkyon. 

T H KT A — B ET 1 1 A N Y i O L L K< i E . 

Bethany Colle£re was never in a more prosperous condition 
than at f>resent. Our chapter het^an the year with nine uiemhers. 
Our only rival, // H 11^ is about equal numerically to our own chap- 
ter. Thev liave several excellent men, one who is likely to take 
first honors in the classical course at the commencement. Thev 
have three seniors; we have four. 

On the eveninfic of December 19th, we had cpiite an enjoyable 
social in our chapter hall, at which quite a number of our lady 
friends were present. Miss Kmily Hayes, a warm sympathizer of 
J T J and a teacher of elocution in this collecre, favored us with 
several tine declamations. 

We have initiated seven men duiiuir the year, and have 
pledired another whose name we hoj)e to report soon. He has 
acquired <piite a reputation as an orator, although he is but a fresh- 
man and has been in colleire but a short time. Those whom we 
have already initiated are O. V. and O. K. Muckley, M. V. Danford, 
(Ohio); W. H. Hanna, (Pa.); B. S. Ferral, (Ind.); H. W. Allen. 
(Tenn.), and S. M. VVaoraman, (Md.) All of our new initiates are 
hi^h in class standintr and several of them will undoubtedly ho 
honor men. Bro. Ferral is a senior, havintr entered the junior class 
when he first came to Bethany (^olletre in 1888. 

Theta is in an excellent condition; she owns her own chapter 
hall and deliifhts in the morality and loyalty of her members. 

Bro. Willett, one of Theta's alumni, will probably be elected 
to succeed Prof. Woolery in the chair of (rreek. 

Victor Hedgpeth. 


Ri^ht in the midst of our preparations for our elcirant ban- 
quet and ball, surrounded by '"•reirrets" and letters acceptinir our 
invitations, we take a few moments for The Rainbo>v letter. We 
expect many Delta quests; Eta^s receptions are historical, and we 
intend this to r)utshine all others. 

Fraternity affairs have been (piiet of late. We have initiated 
no new members this term. We have, however, added one name 
to our pledtred chapter, Victor Herrick of Akron, Ohio, a senior 
prep. Durintr commencement week we shall initiate four of our 
pledtrlinors, who need only the initiation to make them stalwart 
Deltas. They now have a reirular ortranization, liave weekly 
meetinirs, and in outside matters are well up on the fraternity. 

From tfi€ (Chapters. 180 

One of their number, John Eddy of Bay City, Mich., was seriously 
injured March 14th, by a fall from a wheel. He was preparing to 
do some fancy riding at the gymnasium exhibition. 

Bro. Frank Hugill was buried February 19th. The news of 
his death will be a sad blow to his many friends as indeed it was 
to us. He had been absent from home only a week, having gone 
to Colorado for his health. He was a very enthusiastic man. 

Bro. Rowley was elected president of the Athletic Association. 
We anticipate some good ball games with other colleges in the 
association. F. G. Wikland. 


The second term of our college year began February 24rth, 
with eight loyal Deltas gathered round our standard. Though 
buoyed up by hopes of the future, our first meeting was still a sad 
one, as four of our numbers have departed from us. Since then 
we have initiated two new men, one a junior who stands at the 
head of his class, and the other a very promising freshman. 

In retrard to our rivals, the Phi Deltn Tlieta is about on an 
e<)ual footing with us; thev have initiated one man this term. They 
have dropped their aggressive tactics almost entirely and appear 
to be very quiet and sul3missive. 

The local fraternities, or literary societies, as they call them- 
selves, are as usual very strong in numbers. 

No changes have been made in the college since last fall, 
though the new agricultural laboratory has been completed and is 
a model of its kind; the cost was *8,<KJ(). 

On the niglit of Marcli 2»ird, the college suffered a serious 
loss in the destruction by fire u{ the botanical laboratory, its fine 
museum and herbarium being a total loss. This laboratory was 
the first of its kind built in America and for a long time was the 
only one. The museum was one of the best in America and can 
not be easily replaced, as it was the result of many years of labor 
in collecting specimens. The college intends to rebuild as soon 
as an appropriation can be obtained. The total loss is estimated 
at *ir),(HM). Fraternally, B. K. Bentley. 


The term now ending has been prosperous. Our membership 
has been strengthened by the addition of one new man, J. S. Par- 
ker. With two worthy candidates awaiting initiation, the outlook 
is good, though we shall lose two members by graduation. 

Effort has been made to make every meeting interesting and 
helpful. Yet the exercises have been nothing if not informal. 
Several evenings were spent in unveiled confessions, the subject 

ISl Thv Rainhoir. 

hoiriiT sii^trested by tlio experiences of the week. After the 
oratorical contest, what could be more helpful than to confess, ''How 
1 wrote my Oration^ Sometimes an eveninir was passed in con- 
versing on some topic, the different phases of which were assii^ned 
to the members. This plan of allotment served xn keep the con- 
versation from turning into vaporous vagaries. But from these 
exercises there has been enough deviation to escape monotony. 

Early in March a reception was tendered Rev. Washington 
(rardner, one of Kappa's cliarter members. One hardly knows 
which was the more stimulating, the man or his words; but fortu- 
nately the distinction is needless. It is expected that a stuiilar 
greeting will be given Will Carleton, who is to lecture here early 
in April. Nor were these the only departures from the more 
usual order of exercises. Kappa's resident alumni, about a 
dozen, retain active interest. They like to visit us and recite the 
struggles and successes of the chapter's early days. Even some 
of the professoi-s are somewhat addicted to this pleasant habit. It 
is to be hoped that Hillsdale will soon report an Alumni Associa- 

Kappa is having her share of college honors. At the Fresh- 
man Oratorical (■t)ntest of the Am])hictvon Soci<itv, (/. P. Hulce, 
a pledged man. was victor, in arranging a course of five lectures, 
the college selected three of our initiates; Rev. .1. T. Ward. Rev. 
I.. A. ( -randall, and Will Carleton. 

I'lVSSKS G. 1^. PlKKrK. 


Chapter Omicron has not been heard from for some time owing 
to the fact that the last hotter missed the train; however, we are, 
unfortunately for our rivals, on top of the wave. The Western 
Division (-onference met here the first of the month and I believe 
enjoyed a very profitable meeting. Omicron also enjoyed herself. 

The chapter reports showed Omicron to be as strong numeri- 
cally, intellectually, physically, and socially, as any of the other 
chapters. Our halls were complimtMited, our musical talent was 
praised, as was also our ability t<» act as hosts; and all fully com- 
mend us that with all OmijTon's faults we miirht well love her still. 

Bro. Herbert I'eery has been elected to be President of Irvincr 
Institute for the sprinir term. The election was very hotly eon- 
tested, IS ballots being nect^ssary for a choice. Bros. Campbell, 
Baiuiister an<l (iorriell, the lawn tennis cranks of the chapter, have 
been practicing during th<» winter months in our spacious (iance- 
hall, and expect to start o»it next Jtinc^ t<» concpier the world. 

Bro. it. II. (.'arson's briifht and smilino" countenance fre- 
(pientlv appears at our chapter meetings to rival the brilliancy of 
of our incandescent liirhts. 

T^rom the Chftptera. 182 

There has been about l?24,0(X) subscribed for a Y. M. C. A. 
building tx> be erected upon the campus. The site has been se- 
lected and work will be commenced upon it early next month. 
This new improvement will be of inestimable value. 

XI — siMPsox cor.LKr.E. 

Fraternity life is passing nuietly this year, and there is an 
unusual freedom from hard feeling between the members of the 
different fraternities. As stated in the JHerord^ a Pan-Hellenic 
League was formed by Alpha Tau Omega, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, 
and Delta Tat Delta. The first meeting was held at the Delta 
hall March 15th. At this meeting Alpha Tau Omega withdrew 
from the organization, giving iis her reasons that there was no 
need for it, and that it would have a tendency to [)roduce discord. 

It has been thought best not to publish the Tnutfitd this year, 
but to get out one more complete next year. 

Material is being gathered for a college song book, to be pub- 
lished in May. 


There have been but four initiations by the fraternities so far 
this year; two of these by Delta Tat Delta. There is much 
good material in the prep, department, and there may be some 
among the new students next term. We have just pledged two 
more men from '94, makincr four this year, and will consider two 
more at our next nieeting. 

The Soroses have prospered, having had an average of four 
initiates each. The Kappas lost tlu'ir charter during the term, 
althoug they had an excellent chapter. This leaves us with Pi 
Heta Phi, Kappa .\lpha Tlieta, and Tri- Delta. 

We intend keeping a good watch over the pansy beds this 
year. Of course, any black and gold pansies will V)e shared with 
Kappa Alpha Theta. 

The next state oratorical contest will be hehl at Simpson. 
Bro. H. A. Youtz was one of the delecrates to the last contest, hav- 
ing received second place on the home (contest. 

Many improvements will be niade about the college this year. 
We shall soon have one of the best hall-grounds in the state. The 
indications are that many new students will register for the spring 

Bro. L. W. Haworth will probably be active in the chapter 
next term. 

Several important additions have recently been made to our 
chaT)t«r library. Great benefit is derived from it by the members. 

H. H. Haktmav. 

PI — university of MLSSISSirPI. 

Our chapter is still in a progressiva' condition. Numerically 
our chapter is not as strong as sonif? of our rivals, but in merit and 

183 The Rainbow. 

real worth she stands on an etjual footintr with any. 

A thorough test of our new members has proved onr chapter 
to be stronger than we really thoujrht it was. A few exanij)les 
will suffice to show this point. Bro. W. H. Carter, a member of 
the sophomore class, has from the beginning of the session stood 
at the head of his classes; and on (general examination made a 
mark of 101) per cent, in most of his studies, and not under yr> 
per cent, in the remainder. Not only this, but liro. Carter has 
proved liimself to be a faithful and earnest DELTA-always active 
m discharoring his fraternal duties, and diligent in promoting the in- 
terests of the fraternitv. 

Bro. J. E. Pope, a member of the junior literary class, and a 
loyal Dklta, never fails to send home excellencies at the end <^f 
each month. Bro. Pope is the oldest active Dklt.v of our chapter. 
His interest in the fraternitv never lai/s. It miirht be truly said 
that Pro. Pope is the main stake of our chapter. All things unite 
to show that our chaj)ter is in a prosperous condition and will win 
her share of honors in June. 

Our rivals are the J A As, Beta Theta Pis, Chi Psis, Delta Psis, 
and Phi 1 )elta Thetas. J A As are stroni^er in number than anv frater- 
nity in the university, and are composed of trood material, but thev 
are too conscious of the fact to be po[>ular with the other fraterni- 
ties. Being strong in both quality and (piantity, the brilliancy 
with which thev oujrht to shine, is ifreatly obscured by their ex- 
treme conceit. TIk^v are of the opinion that every honor that the 
university offers belongs to th(Mn, an<l persuade themselves to be- 
lieve that thev deserve tliem. 


Outside of this, the J A As are a ifood set of fellows. The 
Beta Theta Pis are not so strontr in numbers, but are of the best 
(quality. rhey are a social, genial, set of boys, and have none of 
the selfishness that characterizes some of our other rivals. The Clii 
Psis are in a very good condition. They are stronger, however, in 
numbers than in (piality. The Delta l*sis are a social and intel- 
lectual set of boys, and seem to be in a prosperous condition. 
They have, in j)rocess of structure, a chapter house which bids fair 
to be tpiite handsome when hnished. ( )ur relation with all our 
rivals is of a friendly nuture. 

Bros. A. T. Stav(»ll and (.\ B. Williams have been appointed 
to represent Chapter Pi at the annual conference which meets at 
(^hattanooga, Tenn. 


iiho is going on in the* even straight road which, I hope, leads 
to fraternity success. We take pleasure in announcing the initia- 
tion of Bro. Frank L. l^arker, 'IK^ The subject which at present 
most agitates our men is '•^the house <pi<?sti(.n.'"' Rho has at last 

Frmn the Chapters. 184 

gotten herself a home, but she has a ^ood one. ^ T, \ Vand .V ^ have 
all gone into houses; but J T J will eclipse all, we think, in size 
and furnishin^-s. We will be in possession on May Isi where every 
Deli will be welcome, as we have a spare room at his disposal. 

Rho sent over quit« a number or men to the conference which 
from all accounts was a success. All the new chapters were repre- 
sented. Our chapter has little news; next time we will send a 
description of the house. Nicholas S. Hill, Jr. 


Amidst the closinir scenes of another term, which are gener- 
ally marked by a irreat many examinations at Franklin and Marsh- 
all, Tau's scribe pauses to pen a few lines for The Rainbow. 

Tau began the term with eleven men, all of whom have shown 
themselves true, loyal Dkltas. 

All of the students at Franklin and Marshall are anxiously 
looking forward to the approaching Easter vacation, when we are to 
have almost a week ofF. 

Tau still holds her own in the distribution of honors. Bro. 
Hall has been elected anniversariaii and Bro. Harnish, orator, by 
the Diagnothian Literary Society, for its coming anniversary; while 
Bro. Lampe has been chosen mantle orator of the senior class. 

Wv have at j»resent, three men under consideration, one of 
the class of '90, one of 'U2 and another of 'ViS. They are all good 
men and we hope to present them to you, with a recommendation 
to your fraternal interest, in the next issue of The Hainhow. 

L. T. Lampe. 


Our chapter has but little to report since the last issue of The 
Rainbow, and as we do not wish to manufacture news our letter 
will necessarily be brief. 

A number attended the Division Conference in Now York on 
the 22nd of February, and evidently enioyed the festivities of that 
fraternal gathering. 

No new men have been added to our roll, but we are zealously 
watching a good '98 specimen to see that no other Greek brother- 
hocxl picks him up. 

Our dearly beloved brother Slagle, of '92 has recently gone 
from us, but will return in the autumn of the comintj year as a 
gray and reverend junior. 

We have now exhausted our fund of news, and with a cordial 
greeting to our brethren in J T J we subside. 

Percy W. Shedi>. 

185 Thtf RaiiJmw, 


Since the last time we were permitted to communicate witli 
our sister chapters throujrh the pacres of The Rainbow, Phi has 
met with a disaster in beintr deprived of her old home. The build- 
ing in which our hall was situated was burned down soon after the 
Christmas vacation. This will, no doubt, be sad news to our 
alumni, as the old hall was the scene of many pleasant recollec- 
tions. For a short time after this calamity Chapter Phi seemed to 
b{? in a state of perplexity. Soon however, her characteristic spirit 
returned, and it was not lon^r before we had procured another hall 
a.nd !md our property placed in it. The hill which we now occupy 
IS a very neat one and on the wliole is better adapted to our pur- 
pose; still it does not feel like home. We are now enoraored in 
t'urnishinof it, as tlie furniture we had was damasjed bv the fire. 
We hope to have the furnishing completed by the coinintr Com- 
mencement in order to hold a reunion at that time. We wish to 
extend an invitation to all Dkltas and wo earnestly request llie 
presence of our alumni at this reunion. We ho[)e to have a jrood 
old Dkita Tau meeting. 

For 'the last three or four days, Mr. Warner of (^leveland, 
Ohio, has been encraged in placing the telescope in our new obser- 
vatory. The instrument is the finest in the state and one of the 
finest in the Vest. This is an improvement of which their present 
Hanover College has long been in need of. The next thing we 
hope to see is a gymnasium. 

The (ireek world of our college was slightly startled some 
time ago by the intelligence that the barb element had come to 
the conoUision that fraternities were <rettincr too many honors in 
the literary societies. There was a barb meetinij called, and from 
re[)orts we judge that th<*y met with but little succes:*. Their 
strongest men refused to pledge themselves to their demands. 
What will be the final outcome of the movement we are not as 
yet able to predict. The only ])erceptible effect is, that it has 
drawn the fraternities closer together. We think we are safe in 
saying that under their present ^"general." an all-knowing man, 
their efforts will not be crowned with much success a:id their brow 
will b(» adorne<l with but few diadems. 

Our chapter is in irood condition. All of our members have 
done trood W(»rk both in colletre and in fraternity. We recrret to 
announet^ that we shall lose two of our most worthy members next 
term; Bros. (lamble and P. Carroll. Bro. Carroll is going home 
to pre[>are for examination for admission to West Point. We all 
f)redict succc^ss for him as he is a vt*ry persevering young man. 

Hro. P»H!kinpauirh, 'IM, captured second delegateship on the 
local oratorical contest hen* on the 17th inst. 

Hro. Rvkcr, ^D'i, has a place on the spring exhibition of the 

From the Chapters. 18ft 

Union Literary Society, and Bro. Peckinpau^h, '91, is one of the 
orators on the Philal exhibition. 

Bro. Gamble, '92, is the victim of the prevailing disease, the 
measles. He is proirressing as well as could be expected and 
hopes to be out in a <ouple of weeks. 

Bro. Montford, '93, represents (Chapter Phi at the annual Con- 
ference at Albion, Mich. 

Bro. Gamble represents the interests of Phi at the annual ban- 
C|uet at Indianapolis on the 11th of April. 


(/hi has played in hard luck and still continues to do so. We 
started last term with six pledn^ed men and three actives. Mr. A. 
E. Duerr, who entered this year, has secured an appointment to West 
Point and has left collejre to prepare for his examination. We are 
sorry to lose such a valuable member, but are glad that he has 
better prospects. 

The fraternities at Ken yon feel the reaction from last year's 
bitter enmity and this year perfect harmony exists among us. The 
V' ^''s are still our best friends and the J A A"s have treated us as 
they have not been wont to do. 

In athletics we have a splendid standing. Both of us are on 
the Ball Nino and in tennis we make a good showing. In athletics 
generally we are among the foremost both in college and at the 
hall. We have the secretary of the executive committee of our 
Athletic Association. Kenyon several years stood first in the state 
in athletics and her records are high. But now, beyond the three 
or four tennis and base-ball men, no general interest is taken in 

The "-barbs" are to have a field day May 2()th, and the entry 
books are already out, but what success has followed I have not 
been able to ascertain. A -^spring meeting,"' as it were, will be 
held by the college men and the successful contestants will go to 
Wooster to the field day of the Ohio Intercollegiate Athletic Asso- 
oiati(m, of which Kenyon is a member. 

The faculty has made some important changes in the curricu- 
lum; and it is thought more students will come here by adding a 
higher English course to our rigid classical one. This has not been 
agreed upon, but has simply been proposed. 

We took great delight in the last issue of The Rainbow and 
hope that the next will eclipse it. Ciias. T. Walkley. 


The opening of another college year finds nine true Deltas 
in Omega, including Bro. Thornburg, \S9, wIjo has returned to 

185 The Rmnbow, 


Since the last time we were permitted to communicate witli 
our sister chapters through the pages of Thk Rainbow, Phi has 
met with a disaster in being deprived of her old home. The build- 
ing in which our hall was situated was burned down soon after the 
Christmas vacation. This will, no doubt, bo sad news to our 
alumni, as the old hall was the scene of many pleasant recollec- 
tions. For a short time after this calamity Chapter Phi seemed to 
be in a state of perplexity. Soon however, her characteristic spirit 
returned, and it was not long before we had procured another hall 
a.nd !iad our property placed in it. The hill which we now occupy 
IS a very neat one and on the whole is better adapted to our pur- 
pose; still it does not feel like home. We are now engaged in 
furnishinir it as the furniture we had was damajxed by the fir«. 
We hope to have the furnishing completed by the coming (/oni- 
mencement in order to hold a reunion at that time. We wish to 
extend an invitation to all Dkltas and we earnestly recpiest the 
presence of our alunuii at tins reunion. We hope to have a good 
old Delta Tau meeting. 

For *the last three or four days, Mr. W^arner oF Cleveland, 
Ohio, has been engaged in placing the telescope in our new obser- 
vatory. The instrument is the finest in the state and one of the 
finest in the *west. This is an improvement of which their present 
Hanover College has long been in need oF. The next thing we 
hope to see is a gymnasium. 

The (xreek world of our college was slightly startled some 
time ajro by the intelligence that the barb element had come to 
the conclusion that fraternities were getting too many honors in 
the literary societies. Then^ was a barb meetintr called, and from 
reports we judge that they met with but little success. Their 
strongest men refused to pledge thetnselves to their demands. 
What will be the final outcome of the movement we are not as 
yet able to predict. The only y)erceptible effect is, that it has 
drawn the fraternities closer together. W<? think we are safe in 
saying that under their present -'ireneral/' an all -knowing man, 
their efiFr»rts will not be crowned with much success a;id their brow 
will be adorned with but few diadems. 

Our chapter is in good condition. All of our members have 
done crood work both in collecro and in fraternity. W<» reijret to 
announce that we shall lose two of (»ur most worthy members next 
term; I^ros. (lamble an«l P. Carroll. Hro. Carroll is going home 
to prepare for examination for admission to West Point. We all 
predict success for him as he is a vt-ry perseveritig young man. 

Bro. Peckinpaugh, 'IM, captured second delegateship on the 
local oratorical contest here on the 17th inst. 

Hro. liyk<'r, 'IKi, has a place on the spring exhibition of the 

Fh^om the Chtrpters. 18ft 

Union Literary Society, and Bro. Peckinpau^h, '91, is one of the 
orators on the Philal exhibition. 

Bro. Gamble, '92, is the victim of the prevailing disease, the 
Measles. He is profrressin^ as well as could be expected and 
•Jopes to be out in a <ouple of weeks. 

Bro. Montford, '93, represents Chapter Phi at the annual Con- 
ference at Albion, Mich. 

Bro. Gamble represents the interests of Phi at the annual ban- 
S['*«tat Indianapolis on the 11th of April. 


(>hi has played in hard luck and still continues to do so. We 
^^rted last term with six pledged men and three actives. Mr. A. 

* Duerr, who entered this year, has secured an appointment to West 
^int and has left college to prepare for his examination. We are 
^^^-irrj' to lose such a valuable member, but are ^lad that he has 
^^ *tter prospects. 

^^ The fraternities at Kenyon feel the reaction from last year's 
^^itter enmity and this year perfect harmony exists amonir us. The 
*' Ts are still our best friends and the J A /i's have treated us as 
Xhey have not been w<mt to do. 

In athletics we have a splendid standing. Both of us are on 
the Ball Nin<» and in tennis we make a good showing. In athletics 
generally we are among the foremost both in college and at the 
hall. We have the secretary of the executive committee of our 
Athletic Association. Kenyon several years stood first in the state 
in athletics and her records are high. But now, beyond the three 
or four tennis and base-ball men, no general interest is taken in 

The '"barbs'" are to have a field day May 2()th, and the entry 
books are already out^ but what success has followed I have not 
been able U) ascertain. A -'spring meeting/" as it were, will be 
held by the college men and the successful contestants will go to 
Wooster to the field day of the Ohio Intercollegiate Athletic Asso- 
ciation, of which Kenyon is a member. 

The faculty has made some important changes in the curricu- 
lum; and it is thought more students will come here by adding a 
higher English course to our rigid classical one. This has not been 
agreed upon, but has simply been proposed. 

We took great delight in the last issue of Tiik KAlNBO^v an<l 
hope that the next will eclipse it. Chas. T. Walklky. 


The o])ening of another college year finds nine true Dkltas 
in Omega, including Bro. Thorn burg, 'N^J, who has returned to 

187 The Hiiinhim, 

pursue a post-graduate course. We have all had a good rest and 
are uow readv for auotlier of year study. 

The collejre is now in a very ]:)rosperous condition, the number 
of students in attendance beincr sliifhtly above the avcraofe at this 
time of tlie year. The colle<j;e is pretty sure to get quite a large 
appropriation from the State I^egislature this year in order to in- 
crease its accommodations, as a preparatory dej)artuient is to be 
opened next fall. 

Numerically our chapter is the weakest it has been for some 
years, but we do not expect it to remain so very long. We have bad 
two good meetings thus far this term, but our work as a cliapter 
has just fully commenced, as our last member has just returned. 

In the batt-ilion we have two captains and three lieutenants in 
the six companies. 

We are at pres<»nt endeavoring to get trace of some of our 
lost alumiu and secure their closer interest in the chapter, and we 
hope that with their aid we shall be able before long to greet our 
sister chapters with a chapter paper lik<* the Pe\i or the 7W. 

Somewhat contrary to our (expectations we have seen no rival 
chapter enter the college tjiis spring. J. S. Ciiamiikklain. 


While Heta Al[)ha was unsuccessful in irettin<r a letter into 
the last issue of TiiK HAiNi{o\y, she conirratulates herself on the 
favorable report which she is enabled to maki^ in the present issue. 
Our chapter is in a more prosperous condition than she has ever 
been before. We open for work this term with fifteen enthusiastic 
members. We have been j)articularly fortunate in all our unch'r- 
takings during the past term, and have betrun this term by the in- 
itiation of (irant Koons, of the class of '1)8, at the first reiruhir 
meeting of the chapter, and b(»foro this passes from the press the 
name of Mr. Hannnel will have be«Mi added to our list. Our in- 
itiates at last term were Uice Holtzman, of the class of 'Ul, and 
Bruce Wylie and ('has. Hrandt)n, both of '1)1^ All three are men 
of excellent ability. 

In our initiates of this year we have bc^en particularly fortu- 
nate in oblaininiJf resid(Mit members, a thin<f which we have lomr 
felt the need of. 

In the list of colletre honors we have been tendered, toirether 
with one faction of the non-fraternity element, the management of 
the Tiidiaikn Sfnthtit for the ensuinif colletfe year. 

()ur forces have been streii<rt Jien«Hl this term by the arrival of 
P. M. Monica! and (\ W. Stewart «»f the class of 'iJO, and of K. In- 
man and Walter Freu'lenherif of 'i^'i. Hut while we have been 
<ifreatlv reinforced by the arrival of these men, we have lost, for the 
term, thn'c of our rnijst ('llieieiit workiTs, Bros. Jones, Hartloff and 
K. Stewart. 

From the. Chaitte.r^, 188 

We have introflueecl, this term, a new movement in the form 
of a Parliamentary I^aw club, which y)r()mises to brini^ no small 

Our boys thi*5 term are enterinjr into their work with an enthu- 
si asm which insures satisfactory results. 

Our rivals, on the whc^le, are in a fairly irood condition, and we 
find ourselves .on friendly terms with all of them, which friendship 
seems to increase as we frrow in strentrth and position. 

The university is in a more prosperous condition than it has 
<:*ver been before. The cor|.)S of instructors far surpasses any which 
the university has ever bi'fore mustered. The new library build- 
in<f, und<»r rapid course of construction, will vastly improve the 
advantaires for library wt)rk, besides irreatly beautifyinij the colleiye 

Indiana University ha« obtained the presidency of the State 
Athletic Association, and in conseciuence athletic sr>orts are fairly 

Heta Alpha extends trreetinirs to all her sister chapters. 

A. M. IIadlkv. 


Beta (lamma is still alive. This may seem <piite retnarkable, 
as the correspondent for the local cha{)ter of ^P J H prophesied our 
early death. How we have manatred to survive the amount of invec- 
lives leveled at us by that fraternity orjL^an, will never cease to be 
a source of wonder. For should that journal, or rather its corres- 
pondent, scjuare himself for one of his n()n]>areil roasts, without a 
doubt the whole J 7' J fraternity would disband, or if not reduced 
t<i this extremity, would hanir its head an«l seek some s<*(iuestered 
spot wherein to liich* its riddled body. 

The local chapter of /»' H // endeavon'd to inaujrurate the cus- 
tom of i(ivinnr an annual Pan- Hellenic bancjuet, but the bond of 
interfraternity friendship was not stroiii^ enoutrh to stand the strain 
and the effort met with no success. 

Our ninnber was lesseiKMl by two, owint*" to failure of Bros. 
Johnson and Trucks to return this term. Xotwithstandinof this 
loss we are makinir strides f(»rward; we liavt* secured a new suite 
of rooms, centrally locatetl and in every way more desiral)le than 
our old ones. VVe haven't them fitt(Ml up as we would like, but 
tiuje and |)erseverance work many chan<^es, and before the lapse of 
many months we hope t<^ have them completely furnished. 

Kendric C liabcock, the infernal and enerifetic erlitor of Tin-: 
Haixhow, favored us with a brief visit. I'^ull of enthusiasm him- 
self, he naturally renewed our zeal an<l simrred ns on to new en- 

At present the topic of interest in uiiiv«M>itv circles is the pro- 

189 The Rainhiyw, 

spective trip of the banjo and glee clubs. This is a new combina- 
tion and will give concerts in Chicago, Minneapolis, Ann Arbor, 
and other points. The boys are doing good work and will doubt- 
less receive the hearty welcome they deserve. 



We think it becoming that, at this writing. Beta Delta should 
commend the efforts of the editors of The Rainbow in their en- 
deavors to issue good numbers of our quarterly. In this they have 
have been emitiently successful. 

Since our last letter our chapter has been moving quietly and 
harmoniously. Nothing of especial mterest has happened in the 
fraternity world. The late trouble between the faculty and some 
of the fraternities here has been satisfactorily adjusted. 

It is with much pleasure that we introduce to our general Fra- 
ternity Mr. M. A. Lewis, of Eatonton, Ga., who has enlisted under 
the banner of the purple, white, and gold. liro. Z. C Hayes is 
business manager of our college journal, the Unirtrsity Reporter 
of which 13ro. G. JJ. Pollock is one of the associate editors. Sev- 
eral of our members have been elected to different positions of 
honor in their respective literary secieties. Bro. Stallings will rej)- 
resent us on our fraternity annual, the P<indor<(, 

It is rumored that a chapter of Phi Kappa Psi will soon appear 
upon the fraternity field at the L'niversity of Georgia. 

We look forward with much y)leasure to our Division Confer- 
ence. Bro. Pollock will be our representative. 

Fraternally, A. C. Wii.i.c'OxoN. 


As most of the best boys that entered college this term have 
become Greeks, Beta Kpsilon is apparently quiet, but she is doing 
good work with those whom she 1ms chosen to bear the colors of 
Delta Tat. 

We are in the midst of our examinations, so little time is 
given to matters relating to the fraternity just now, as we consider 
that we are honoring her only when we are at the post of duty. 

An apparatus has been ordered for the gymnasium, and it will 
be ready for use in a few weeks. Cotisiderable money has been 
subscribed for this purpose, and no doubt Emory's gymnasium will 
etpial any in the South. There is no reason now why this college 
should not devc^lop physical as well as niental giants. 

Bros. I^andrum and Kellev will represent the Few and Phi 
(lamina societies respectively on the champion debate. This is the 
highest honor that the societies confer. Three representatives are 

Frojn the Chapters. IW^ 

elected by each society. Four-fifths of the students are connected 
>^ith one or the other of these societies. 

The trood feeling still exists between the fraternities at Emory. 
All meritorious men Jire honored, regardless of the fraternity they 
represent. It is to be hoped that fraternities and politics will never 
he mixed again as thoy have in the past. 

Bros, ivelley, Landrum and Daniel will attend the Division 
Conference at C'hattanootra. 

We t^ike pleasure* in presenting to the general fraternity* 
I-eslie Jasper Steele, initiated shortly after the opening of this 
jiession. Ji. B. Damki.. 


The winter term of %M) is now a thing of the past. Its his- 
tory as far as Beta /eta is concerned is not altogether satisfactory. 
Though short, this term offers ample op{)ortunity for improvement. 
Beta Zeta has been prevented from properly improving opportu- 
nities, by sickness amontr her members, and by an excess of enter- 
tainments and lectures to the students*. 

Some progress lias, however, been made. The boys have come 
to realize more fully the benefits which can be derived from live, 
active fraternity work. Hence, a better course will be pursued 
during the coming term, and we anticipate agreeable results. 

The chapter takes pleasure in introducing to the Fraternity, 
Bro. Wilson E. Davis, of Indiana[>()lis. We congratulate ourselves 
on having secured one of the f)rize men of the .Soi)homore class. 

The one thing of general interest wliich has haf)pened this 
term is the primary oratorical contest which occurred on the 18th 
of March. First honors were fairly won by a barb. The delegate- 
ships were taken by a ^ J ^ and two J T Js. 

Base-ball enthusiasm is now rife. The prospects are that But- 
ler will have a winning team, enthusiastically supported. J T J 
will probably have two or three men on the team. 

Upon the whole. Beta Zeta is in a pr<)S[)er()ns condition. She 
prides herself particularly upon being financially sipiare with the 
fraternity. Her rivals are both doing nicely. "The Gree^ks*' sus- 
tain amicable relations with one anoth<»r. '/' J ^ is especially en- 
courajjed and aided by havintr i" her midst, the ireneral secretary 
of the fraternity. ~ \ numbers only six men, but thes<» are a har- 
monious unit. She is gaining some ])restige by the scientific in- 
vestigations of a member of her cha]:)ter. She can also boast of 
one of the best athletes in college. But one of the most remark- 
able and striking features of the fraternities at Butler, is the fact 
that out of thirty-five Greeks who are in collerre, thirty-two are 
members of some Christian church. H. S. Sc'iiem.. 

191 The Rainbow. 


The spring t^rm has opened at the University of Minnesota 
and the one thousand mark nas been passed. Last year President 
Northrup said that he expected one thousand students would be 
enrolled in all departments before the end of the year, and his ex- 
pectations have been realized. This ranks us second in the matter 
of attendance among the state universities, Ann Arbor only lead- 
ing us. 

As the spnng opens, interest in athletics is reviving. Nearly 
♦7(K) has been subscribed as a guarantee fund for the support of 
the foot-ball team next fall. This makes it possible for us to ente^r 
the Northwestern Association, which will consist of clubs from Ann 
Arbor, Northwestern, Wisconsin State and our own university. 
J3ase-ball is also booming. An organization has been formed for 
the purpose of putting a strong team in the field to combat with 
all comers. An inter-fraternitv base-ball leaufue has also been 
organized and a schedule of games to be played this s[)ring ar- 
ranged. So far Chi Psi, Theta Phi, Delta Kappa Epsilon, Sigma 
Chi and Delta Tau Delta have joined the league, and it is ex- 
pected that Phi Kappa Psi and Beta Tlieta Pi will also be repre- 
sented. Bro. Head has been elected president. 

For some time there have been various rumors afloat to the 
effect that Delta Upsilon, Phi Gamma Delta and other fraternities 
were about to establish chapters here, but at the present writing 
they have not made their appearance. 

The most exciting college election of the year took place Sat- 
urday evening, March 22. It was the annual election of editors 
for the college paper, the Ariel. There was a larger number of 
voters than ever before and the interest was in proportion. 

Since my last writing, Bro. Warnock, of '93, has been forced 
to leave school on account of sickness, and is recuperating in Cal- 
ifornia, liro. Hogeland, also of '98, is running a level in Montana 
for the Great Northern Railway. Thoy both expect to return to 
the universitv in the fall. 

We have added another member to our freshman delegation 
by making Harry Batchelder one of our number. 

Bro. West is one of the final ten selected to compete for the 
Pillsbury prize given annually in the rhetorical department. 

We were pleasantly surprised on the evening of March 12th, 
by a visit from Sherman Arter of /eta chapter. 

We were represented at the Western Division Conference by 
Bros. Babcock and Gilman, who report an enjoyable visit with our 
broth(»rs of Oniicron. After the conference, Bro. Babcock visited 
our chapters at Ann Arbor, Albion, and Madison, and spent a few 
(lavs with President McClurcr in (^hicajro. 

John F. Hayden. 

From the Chapters. 192 


After a vacation of three months the University of the South 
is a^ain the scene of student action. Our Lent term or)ened on 
March 20th. 

Beta Theta has at present an even dozen men; but we shall be 
reinforced shortly by the return of three of our brothers, who are 
detained at their homes. 

We suffer a ^reat loss in the departure from the university of 
three of those who last year were of our number, liro. A. W. 
Butt, one of the earliest members of this chapter, after having 
been for a number of years identified with it, has gone into that 
broader field of action, — the world. Being now on the staff of the 
Louisville Courier- J ttunial^ lie is, we learn, fast acquiring a worthy 
name and fame. 

Another member whom an unkind fate severs from us, is Louis 
H. Mattair of Jacksonville, Fla. He was faithful and zealous in 
the long service he gave to Sewanee, and tireless in zeal for Delta 
Tat Delta. To the performance of these services he brought 
many noble qualities of head and heart, leaving behind a name 
that might well be the envy and emulation of the many who knew 
liim and loved him. 

Bro. Allen R. Wrenn, one of our youngest Delts, and a most 
popular student, whose work for Beta Theta has been splendid, has 
left college. With sincere regret /^ ^ sees him depart. 

Our delegrates to the Conference which meets at Chattanooga, 
are Bros. H. H. Graham and Will Nichol. 

Our latest initiate, who is of bright promise and well worthy 
of Deltaic confidence, is John Brown Cannon, of Franklin, Tenn. 

Bro. Hudson Stuck is editor in-chief of the Unii^iraitk^ <*/ the 
South Mdffazinf^ a new iS\ pp. monthly which reflec^ts great <rredit 
upon our brother, and is indicative of that high position which this 
university holds, and will continue to hold — ^we say it with mod- 
esty — among the great educational centres. 

Bro. John Fearnley, formerly of Cambridge University, Eng- 
land, one of H H''s brightest ornaments, is assistant professor of 
Latin and Greek, and occupies, also, the chair of rhetoric. 

Beta Theta is the happy step- mother and possessor of a cat, — 
a real, live one, in the tender charge of Bro. Stuck. 

Fraternally, K. M. W. Black. 

beta kappa — university of <olorado. 

We take great pleasure in introducing to the general fraternity 
our latest initiate, Arthur Durward, '98. 

The oratorical contest was held in the universitv chapel on 
Friday evening, March 21st, to select two orators to represent our 

]m The Rainbow, 

institution in the state contest at Denver. Bro. H. N. Wilson re- 
ceived first honor, Mr. A. L. Mumper a close second. 

Under the auspices of the ladies of the Delta Gamma frater- 
nity, Bill Nye and bis company of musical stars appeared before 
a very lar^e and appreciative audience on the 20tli of February. 

Our lon^ hoped for and much needed improvements in the 
line of new buildintrs have at last been realized. Work has bejirun 
on a new doriiiitory to be built out of stone, three stories above 
the basement, to cost from $20,00() to ^2r),0(X); and additions are 
to be put on the cottages already on the campus. The institution 
is enjoyincr a boom such as it has never before experienced. 

Bro. F. C. Dobbins, il '89, paid us a short visit the 16th of 
March. Hakkv \. Wilson. 


Beta Lambda has very little to report, nothing of] interest 
having taken place either in fraternity or college life. The^chaptor 
is in good condition, though rather low in numbers, the member- 
ship still standing at seven; we have been unable to increase it as 
we had hoped at tne beginning of the year. However, we lose hut 
one man this year and will have a good foundation to build upon 
next year. The present freshman class has the reputation of being 
the largest class that ever entered the university, and at tlie same 
time the poorest class in regard to fraternity material. Very few 
of our rivals have done any better than we have, and some are in 
a very bad way indeed, especially A Til and J V, each of tliese 
having but four members. 

In regard to athletics, Lehigh's prospects are very bright. 
Last fall was the most successful season our foot-ball team has ever 
had, winning again the championship of Pennsylvania and fourth 
place among the foot-ball teatns of the country. Bro. Cullum, wlio 
managed the team this year, has woti for himself a great deal of 
praise by the way in which he conducted its business, and has been 
offered the position again for next year if he will return to college, 
fn base-ball there is material in college for a much better team 
than we had last year, and the management is doing everything in 
its ])ower to develop it. In lacrosse, though our team may not he 
quite as strong as it was last year, yet it will give the other col- 
leges of the association a hard fight for first place. 

Jas. a. McClur<;. 


Beta Nu has survied the '\'*iemies" and continiies its life along 
the same lines that it has followed since its organization. It has 
gained, during the last few months, two valuable additions to its 

Ft'om the Chapters. 194 

memhershif), and looks forward with hiirh hopes toward the future. 

Our annual dinner occurred on tlio 2d of April at the Parker 
House, and was a very pleasant affair. 

Four of our members were sent as delegates to the annual 
conference of the Grand Division of the Kast, held in New York 
on the 22d of February. Ail the delegates speak very hicrhly of 
the affair; and their report of it has ^iven us renewed enthusiasm 
for our Fraternity. 

Althoufcrh our chapter will lose a number of men at the end 
of this collei^e term, yet there will remain a ^ood sized nucleus 
around which new men will irather next year. There is hardly a 
doubt now that Beta Xu will be well housed next year in (piarters 
of its own, and a connnitte<» already has the chapter house matter 
in hand and is makintr all the arrauirements possible in reyfard to 
.sccuriuir a home for the chapter. 

The Tech. is very pros[>erous and next year it will probably 
have many more students in its courses than now. A new build- 
in^ has just been y>ut up which accommodates all the engineering 
courses, the other students occupyintr the two older buildings of 
the Institute. Fraternally, 



Heta Omicron sends crreetintr to each And every one of the 
other thirty-ei^ht cha[)ters in the Fraternity. Although only a few 
months have passed over our heads since our birth into the Frater- 
nity as a cha[)ter, it is safe to say that (;very member of Beta Omi- 
cron has already imbibed somethiiiir of that true fraternity spirit 
which characterizes Deltas when;ver found. Doubtless, it would 
be of interest to Deltas to know somethintr of the personel of the 
chapter, but as it would be necessary to vertre on the boastful to 
oiuimerate the ^ood qualities of Bc^ta Omicroirs men to make as 
Ijood an impression as we would wish, we will keep silent and try 
to make our record indicative of the members. However, we shall 
be ijlad at any time to welcome any loyal Delta to our abode and 
at least prove to him our hospitality. Our meetings are held every 
Saturday ni^ht, all other eveninjifs of the week seemintr inconven- 
ient for one reason or another, and even on that evenin<j^ we are 
compelled to make the hour late owin^ to the attendance of sev- 
eral of our men of a political turn of mind at the "Mock Congress." 
This, by the way, has the effect of carry intr into our meetintrs a 
sy)irit of attentiveness to ])arliamentary usai^(>. 

Dickinson, French, and Chamberlain w<»re present at the 
Division Conference in New York, and tln^re met representatives 
of nearly all the chapters in tlu^ division, and also many Delias 
who have for some time been out in the active world. The only 

195 The Rainhmr^, 

regret is that every member of every chapter cannot attend these 
congregations and see what kind of men our Fraternity has as- 
sisted in making, and who in turn have assisted in making our Fra- 
ternity what it is. 

Relative to the chapters of other fraternities which Beta Onii- 
cron meets at Cornell, it may be said that they are all in a flourish- 
ing condition; to be sure there are various standards which seem 
to characterize each, but as a general thing fraternities flourish 
here. There are those whom we envy the established good stand- 
ing which years and good management have wrought, we may not in 
the sense of wisliini; them otherwise but that we would he like- 
wise, and we hAve it in our ambition to have that justifiable con- 
ceit which characterizes so many chapters, judging from their 
letters, of being as near first as possibilities will permit. 

While there are older chaptei*s here that we admire, there are 
also those which we have not the slio-jitest desire to emulate, but as 
there seems to be nothing to gain by discussing their frailities at 
the present time, we will defter it until there shall seem occasion 
to profit by [lointing out usages to be avoided. 

In addition to the charter members who doubtless are intro- 
duced elsewhere in The Rainbow, Beta Omicron would introduce 
to the Fraternity her first born, twins, Mr. James McCcrmick Dennv 
of Harrisburg, P., and Mr. Guy Webster of S[)arrow's Point, Mo., 
the former, being ot the class of '1)0, And the latter, of '1)8. Our 
greatest concern at the present time is to enlarge our ^'delegations'" 
from the classes of '1)!2 and '1)8, and to that end we are paying our 
attentions and energies. 

Fraternity news and fraternity literature in general are eagerly 
devoured by our boys, and should anv of our brothers in Delta 
Tai' Dei/i'a, actives or alumni, possess such of the latter, for which 
they have no further use it will be very ac(H»ptable to us. 

The ordinary routine of university life was recently broken 
by the supposed kidnapping of the Freshman president, a few 
days before the ban(piet of that (^lass. (ireat excitement prevailed 
and many were the opinions relative to the probabilitv of recovery, 
the fate of the kidnappers on <liscovery, eto.,<etc. The president 
appeared on the dav of the banquet but the release, kidnapping, 
and all was still shroinled in mvsterv whicrh was to be partially ex- 
plained at the baiKpiet. Bro. Malvern, who was (chairman of the 
ban«jU(it (! )nijnitte(», rejjorts a ino-^t s:i:»cessful affair, and it is ru- 
mored that the whole niatt<'r was for the purpose of advertising 
the bantpiet; at h^ast it has leaked out that the sophomores were 
not instrumental in the abduction of the Fn^shman president, but 
that the whole matter was a ruse and that the lost president was a 
willinir actor in his (lisappcarancc* for a short time from the public 

liopintr that all times brothir Dki.tas will make it their con- 

Frmn the Chapters. 196 

venience to make us a call, we will for the present close, with the 
sincerest wish for the prosperity of sister chapters. 

Very fraternally, Paul M. Ciiambkrlaix. 


It is one of the prime principles of philosophy that the becom- 
ing is the essence of the bein^, that mutation is the very basis of life, 
or -to remove ourselves from the pale of the sacred lustre of 
Socratic expression — that the vital cause of all men and all things 
sublunary, planetary, or otherwise, is the mighty doctrine of, "Now 
you see it and now you don't." Strange, miraculous, this all-com- 
jirisin^ metamorphosis! Sometimes it moves with all the sluirgish- 
ness of the meanest snail, or, to speak in the lan^ua^e of the bard, 
it shames in its majestic, awe-inspiring stride even the sky-tinted 
guardian of -the law; at others, it has the unbridled velocity of the 
heaven-born meteor, it is the very type (once more to my aid, O 
ye Muse!) of the inspired seeker after ('anadian shores. Aphoris- 
tically speaking, examples of these two kinds are as numerous as 
jioliticians. There is no exception; all is change, be it slow or 
ra[)id, for the better or for the worse. But this very fact, let us 
add, is the consolation, the base-line, as it were, to the thought 
of him who has undergone the inevitable transmutation. 

And now let us out with the terrible truth, — Beta Xi has had 
her day! Nay, nay, wipe away your tears, — what would you have? 
is it not inevitable? Her metamorphosis was an unconscious and 
sudden one, like the birth of a mighty storm from the merest speck 
in the blue ether above, or better still, like the subtle insinuating 
influence of a few invisible molecules of cayenne pepper on a son 
of Adam. We said "unconscious'' — aye, probe the word, — and what 
is strangest of all, she would even now, at this very moment be 
groping in the darkness of ignorance, had it not been for a noble 
sacrifice made by a friend. * * * It was this friend that 
opened Beta Xi's eyes, and how gentle was the touch! As tender 
as the first kiss stolen from the still sleeping earth by the golden 
dawn! Ah! Phi Delta Theta, who can mejisure the debt of grati- 
tude owed to you? And now the truth stared Beta Xi in the face 
in all its grim nakedness. She had once been all meekness and inno- 
cence, not a suspicion of anything that was false or arrogant lurked 
in her bosom, she had radiated nothing but peace and gcxnl-will to all 
men. But now horrors and reptiles! what a M«Mlusa-like change! 
An all-devouring creature, greedy, pitiless — a personified e])i(lemic 
that spares neither flesh, fish, nor fowl! How (!}ime it all about? 
Ah! Beta Xi would give much to know. That it is so she knows; 
for did not Phi Delta Theta say so? and who was the first victim 
to the blizzard of her wrath? Poor, no(;r Kap[)a Alpha! How it 
must have touched Beta Xi's dear frn-nd ro the (piick: how tears 

197 The Rainhoir. 

of pity must have saturated and salted the letter ho sent to ^ ^^ 
Srroli, telling the blood-curdlintr tale! But yot, but yc-t it ^"^^ 
for Beta Xi's ^ood that he thus sacrificed hinisolf. And »^^^ 
how the pain is softened bv the chloroform of rhetoric, how tt ^^ 
tale is cushioned on the softest of words, when we are told th-a" 
Beta Xi in her Kaixbow letter (the medium through which he 
cruelty found vent) was 'H'ery spiteful," and that her attack o 
Kappa Alpha '*'was, to say the least, a foolish onel"' Thaiikf 
thanks, Plii Delta Theta! May vou ever stand under a Niairara o 
bliss, and mav the dearest wish in our Mongolian brother's lioar 
be fulfilled in you; *'^May the devil never get you!'' 

Beta Xi has finished, lying prostrate on the ground with the 
mountain of her guilt (piietly scpnitting on her back, she rtrn say 
no more. It is true that she managed, snail-like, to creep out to 
the base- ball park, and with the aid of her A A victims, win a match 
game from her A T il friends. But this is of no moment. As the 
Ossa of her guilt ])resses on her harder and harder, she has only 
time to ejaculate between her gasps that -she-is-a-little— scjueezed- 
but-otherwise.-feels-]:)rettv-well thank- you! 


Our initiation of March r)th, gave us Frank Ingersoll, '1*2, an 
ex-member of our old local societv, SijUfuia Beta, and Arthur K. Hart- 
well, "U'^. This addition makes oiir active membership thirteen. 
The [)resence of good material tempts to further increase of num- 
bers, while conservative feeling warns us of the possible danger 
of a larger roll, unless the closeness of the bond be correspondingly 
increased. We reali/.e that a chapter's real strength must lie in 
the well-informed, zealous, united members; others can be addi- 
tions in name onlv. 

Our meetings held evcrv week have been well attended, sev- 
eral members living in the suburbs have made themselves con5»id- 
erablo trouble always to i)e f)resent. Oh for a chapter house! 

()ur conventional '-enemies" are not especially hostile at pres- 
ent. In fa(»t, a Pan- Hellenic alliance is jiroposed, to include ^ J \, 
li H /'and J 7' J. with the four fair soroses. A social meeting and 
a set of can)paign regulations an* among the measures suggested. 
B(^si(les this movometit, the various organizations re[)resented in 
'iM, are working as a unit in the pul)lication of our college annual, 
77t( Hnlt. Much hard work has been done, and Bro. Hale, who rep- 
resents J T J on the boanl of e(litors, promises us a good thing. 
This will be the second annual published bv students of the col-, 
lege. Gko. B. Fiskk. 

The Bays qf Old. 108 


'87 and '89. — Henry and James Alexander, lately connected 
with the Wheeling Refjisfer^ have assumed the manairement of the 
Washington Meview and Examiner, 

'90. — Philip H. Close, who has been for nearly two years at 
Huenos Ayres, Argentine Republic, has returned to the United 



72. — Rev. J. C. Floyd is the popular pastor of the Central M. 
K. church at Albion, Mich. 

'81. — W. W. Cook is practicing law with marked success in 
New York City. 

'86. — J. C. Shaw is a lawyer at Sault St. Marie, Mich. 

'80. — N. E. Degan is reading the law to the wicked of Ottawa, 

'87. — W. A. McAndrew is principal of the Hyde Park, Illinois, 
public schools. 

'87. — F. A. Rasch is practicing law at Detroit, and was candi- 
date for city attorney at the last election. 

'88. — C. H. Hatch is studying law with Hatch & Cooley, the 
leading law firm of Bay City, Mich. 

'88. — Chas. F. Lawson may be found at the Peninsula Savings 
Bank, Detroit, Mich. 

'88. — O. A. Leuschner is Assistant Professor at the Lick Ob- 

'88. — F. D. McDonald is a member of the hardware firm of 
Bailey & McDonald, Bay City, Mich. 

'88. — C. H. Rowell is secretary of the committee on election 
in the national House of Representatives. 

'89. — Jules Hegler is with Mattieson & Hegler, I^aSalle, 111. 

'89. — C. K. Eddy is manager of the Michigan Dairy Salt Co., 
at East Saginaw, Mich. 

'90. — W. S. Mc Arthur, formerly of '90, was recently married 
to Miss Lizzie Lewis of Whitehall, Mich. They will make their 
home in Cheboygan, Mich. 

im The RainfKiw, 

'<^8.- S. A. Kennedy is a member of the South Dakota Senate. 

'70. — J. T. Ward succeeds R. M. Lawrence A '78, as editor of 
tlie Free BaptiHt. Bro. Ward is also joint author of the "Free 
Baptist Cyclopedia," a work of permanent value. 

'72. — I-.evi French is a member of the South Dakota House. 

'72. — L. V. Dod^e, formerly professor of Latin at Hillside, is 
chairman of the faculty of Berea (Ky.) College. 

'78. — B. S. Hunting is principal of the preparatory depart- 
ment in the same institution. 

'74. — S. W. Mauck has been elected president of Keuka, 
(N. V.) Collecre. 

'74. —Wesley Sears is superintendent of the Hillsdale schools. 

'7fi. — M. J. Coldren, missionary to India, returns to Hillsdale 
for rest after ten years' service. 

'82. — Frederick Betts is a member of the Colorada Senate. 

'88. — M. J. Davis is city clerk of Hillsdale. 

'8(>. — S. B. Harvey is president of Grand Travers C/olleire, 
Benzonia, Mich. 

H. W. Mor^rid^e graduated from the Keokuk Medical Colleire 
last month. He will be located at Muscatine for the present. 

W. T. Summers is employed in the S. B. C. Nat I Bank, Santa 
Barbara, Cal. 

L. B. Hix is postmaster at Monticello, Iowa. 

P(>nney & Rawson are [>racticinjnr law at Seattle, Wash. 

'82. — A. J. Craven is an attorney at Helena, Mont. 

M. Z. Farwell is an attorney at Trespiedras, New Mexico. 

C. H. Burton is with a surveying party on the Kansas City, 
Watkins & Gulf Railway. His headquarters are at Lake C^harles, 

J. A. Lloyd is with goolotrist Webster at Demming, New- 

'88. — Wm. Myers, took the fatal step on Wednesday evening 
March 19th, and embarked upon the uncertain sea of matrimony. 
Bro. Myers was fortunate enoucrh to secure the fair sister of an old 


'S2. -J. X. Ryker recently spent several days at his home in 
this place. Bro. Ryker is in th<» employ of the govornment and is 
stationed at Lynchburjr, Vh 

'8r). — Lum Melcher was met by several members of Phi in 
Madison a few weeks ago, to consider matters relating to the 

'88 -Dwight Harrison is now a Professor in the Portsmouth 

The Boys of OkL 200 

Military Academv at Portsmouth, Ohio, and bears the title of 

li J. 

'85. — J. I-. Gross is one of the most prominent members of the 
Ce<iartown, Ga., bar. 

'85. — P. S. Willcoxon is one of the shining legal lights at 
Newnan, Ga. 

'80. — E. T. Whately is professor at Hearn Institute, Cave 
Springs, Ga. 

'80. -W. S. Upshaw is a prominent railroad attorney at Atlanta, 

'80. — X. I^. Ballard is mining enginneer of the Alabama Land 
Improvement Co. 

'87.- -E. L. Ballard is practicing law in Birmingham, Ala. 

'87. — 11. L. Nowell is mercihandising in Monroe, Ga. 

'80 -'88. — Prof. A. L. Franklin has resigned his position in the 
University of Georgia, and has turned his attention to the study of 
law. Prof. Franklin was trraduated in the literary course in '80, 
and in the scientific course in '88, and was then at the age of 
oifrhteen made adjunct professor of Latin and Greek which posi- 
tion he has held ever smce. He is considered one of the best 
Greek scholars in the state. A renumerative partnership awaits 
him in Jackson as as soon as he is admitted to the bar. 

M, Brinkley Snowden is vice-president of the "Southern So- 
ciety" formed recently at Princeton College by the Southern boys 

A. W. Butt is on the staff of the Louisville C on ritr- Journal. 

Allen Wrenn, who has just left college, is enjoying the breezes 
of Mexico. His father who is the well-known Superintendent of 
the E. T. V. & G. railway system, is conducting a special party 
through Mexico. 

Edward C. Tucker, founder of Cha[)ter Beta Iota at the Uni- 
versity of Virginia, is a successful attorney -at -law in Mobile, Ala. 

Rev. (./. T. Wright, one of H ^'s charter members, is the popular 
rector of a large church in Pulaski, Tenn. 

Rev. W. S. S. Atmore, of Marian na, Fla., was last year united 
in marriage to a lady whom report says is "the prettiest woman in 

li 1\ 

'89. — A. D. Hammitt is studying theology at Denver L-ni- 

'88. — W. E. Soule is teachiuir at Harwich, Mass. 


'78. — Daniel Gibbons who is managing editor of the Kiu nimj 

201 The Rainbow. 

Herald and Sunday Mercury^ was a Democratic candidate for 
the common council of Philadelphia. Says the Tinn'B^ he is a good 
lookinor and bright young man, a graduate of Franklin and Marsh- 
all College, 1878, then went to the shops of Pusey & Jones Co., at 
Wilminfirton, Del., where he learned the trade of a machinist. 
In 1888 he was sent out as one of the crew of the steamer "Apuri- 
nan," built for the Amazon river trade. When he came back from 
Brazil near the close of 1884, he began to study up law and grad- 
uated from the Law Department of the University of Pennsyl- 
vania, in June 1887. 

'83. — Lieutenant Ed. McCaskey spent his thirty days vacation 
in Lancaster. 

'86. — W. J. Blackwood has entered Jefferson Medical College. 

'86. — Daniel Albright has been elected one of the six repre- 
sentatives of the graduating class who read their theses at the Com- 
mencement exercises of the Theological Seminary in May. 

'87. — N. H. Saxman is a member of the graduating class m 
the Medical Department of the University of Pennsylvania. 


One© again the sacred fold of Eta chapter has been entered 
and the voice of the beloved Frank Wells Hucrill answers tfj the 
roll call no more. Once again the sombre drapery above our char- 
ter checks our glad spirits with a realization of our loss. Out of 
thirteen happy Deltas who have banqueted together in Eta hall-- 
scarcely eignteen months since, three have jomed the great ma- 
jority above. 

Three vears ago, two weeks after graduating from Cornell, 
Bro. Will Hugill died. The grief stricken parents found their 
only consolation in their remaining son, Frank, upon whom was 
lavished every indulgence. 

Frank liu<rill was born in 1870, being thus twenty years old. 
He entered th(i prey)aratory department of Buchtel, and was in- 
itiated while a middle prep., special permission having been ob- 
tained to do this as he was pledged before legislation against in- 
itiating preps had begun. After two years membership with Eta 
he went to the Case School of Applied Sciences. He remained 
active with the chapter, however, coniini/ down every Saturday 
night to the meetings. He completed his freshman year at (?ase, 
but left it in poor health. During the summer he became worse, 
and gradually failed until his death. His ailment was peculiar, 
and much resembled consumy)tion. February 5, 189(), he went to 
Denver, Col., thinking that a change of climate would benefit him. 
For a few days he seemed itnproved. But a sudden change in the 
atmosf)here, occasioned by a hlizzanl, caused a relapse from which 
he never rallied. He died Februarv 1'5. 

The Boys of Old, 202 

Not long before he left he said, "If I could only be up in the 
fraternity hall once a^ain and see the new men I should be per- 
fectly happy." He was true to his fraternity principles to the 
last, and the massive silver plate upon his casket bore the simple, 
yet to us, most pathetic inscription, trank Wells Hugill, J T J, 

He was a fine student, characterized by a depth of mind which 
won for him. the honorary scholarship of his class. He was univer- 
sally beloved. His manly physique and handsome face, with his 
happy disposition, made him the j)ride of his fraternity, and the 
admiration of all the students. The several fraternities attended 
his funeral in a body. 

By Bros. Hugill's death, we lose a most estimable man. The 
wound caused by the death of Bros. Motz and Bock is torn anew. 
Our only consolation is in the thought that they have joined the 
^reat Fraternity above. F. G. Wibland. 

203 The Rainbow. 


Iowa City, Iowa, thoroughly appreciates the benefits of the 
location of the State University of Iowa, in her midst, and demon- 
strates her appreciation in a substantial manner, as witness the 
appended resolution. The square thus given is one of the most 
valuable in the city, beautifully ornamented with fine old trees, 
and located only one block away from the university campus. 
Iowa University long ago outgrew her present equipment, and this 
attempt of Iowa City to sup[)lement the niggardliness of the State 
Legislature is commendable as it is generous. This is the resolu- 
tion: — 

WiiKKExVS, The citizens of Iowa City appreciate the benefits 
derived from the location of the State (Jniversity of Iowa in our 
city, and desire to aid in providing for its permanent prosj)eritv; 
therefore be it 

Resolved^ That the Committee on Ordinances be and is hereby 
instructed to prepare an ordinance granting the use of the City 
Park and Linn street, between Iowa avenue and Jefferson street, 
to the State of Iowa for iiniversity purposes. 

Williams College is about to erect a memorial to the venerable 
Dr. Mark Hopkins, so many years its president. It will take the 
form of a recitation building, the estimated cost being about ^10r),()(M). 

The value of the grounds and buildings of nine state univer- 
sities where Beta Theta Pi has clia[)ters, are: University of Cal- 
ifornia, S;0S5,(){X).O(); University of Kansas, fi{54(),(KM).(H); Uni- 
versity of Wisconsin, $r)20,0(HMM); University of Michigan, *L(KK),- 
(M)0.(){); University of Minnesota, *1,(HH),000.()(); University of 

College World. 204 

Texas, *030,322.00; Ohio State University, $800,000.00; Harvard 
University, §4,750,00O.(K); State University of Iowa, $400,000.00. 
— Beta Theta Pi for Februarv'. 

Toronto Universitv was visited bv a most disastrous fire, Feb- 
ruary 14th, which destroyed nearly the whole plant. The total 
loss is estimated at *1,0(K),(H)(). The library valued at $1(H),000 
and all its belon^in^s, together with records, historical documents, 
and valuable papers of Sir D. Wilson, the president, were also 

The growth of the University of Virginia since 1874 has been 
such as greatly to encourage the friends of that famous institution. 
The faculty has been enlarged from sixteen professors and two 
instructors to twenty-one professors and nine instructors. New 
chairs have been established in natural history and geology, in 
practical astronomy, in English, and in biology and agriculture. 
The library has grown from 3r),()(M) to more than 5(MWK) volumes. 
The number of students has increased from 2^8 to 440. The ag- 
gregate of gifts received by the university since 1874 amounts 
to |520r),0(K) in money, and in gifts of buildings, apparatus and 
books, to an estimated value of *180,(MH), besides the remainder 
of an estate valued at >?480,000. — BHn TheUi PI for January. 

The Rev. Chas. F. Thwing, D.I)., of Plymouth Church, Muine- 
upolis, a graduate of Harvard, is [)roniinently mentioned for the 
presidency of Oberlin College, and also for the Chancellorship of 
the University of Kansas. He was offered the presidency of Grin- 
nell College in 1885, but declined it. H(i is the author of '•'Ameri- 
can Colleges," and is one of the best informed men in the country, 
on colleges, college life, and college work. 

Wesleyan University has recentiv received from Dan Avres, 
M.D. LL.D., a gift of *25(VK)(), which is the largest gift for the 
year 1889, in the United States. The amount is given with no 
restrictions except that it be devoted to science. The trustees of 

205 TJhe Rainlkow. 

the university have a^rreed to raise an additional ^250,000, of which 
$00,000 has been already raised. After these gifts have been 
added to her endowment fund, Wesleyan will rank third alnon^' 
the New EnjLrland colleges in the amount of interest-bearing funds. 
— Beta Thetu Pi for January. 


K I has reorganized its chapter at Northwestern University 
on what seems a promising basis. 

2' A E has organized a chapter in a school of technology situ- 
ated in Atlanta. It has also chartered a chapter in the University 
of Cincinnati with eight charter members, and hopes soon to an- 
nounce the organization of a chapter in an Indiana college called 
Franklin, where *P J 8 has had a chapter for many years. 

Robt. Tucker, a member of the <P J H chapter at Buchtel Col- 
lege, will represent the state of Ohio in the Interstate Oratorical 

One great event in fraternity circles at Wabash is the estab- 
lishment of a new fraternity, A J <P (sic.) Failing to get a charter 
from J h' E they decided to start one of their own. — I \ corres- 
pondent from Wabash College. 

According to the A H correspondent from the University of 
Missouri, H 8 II is attempting to enter that institution by absorbing 
the loyal society of Z <P. 

H J -V is supposed to be making arrangements for the reorgan- 
ization of its University of Virginia chapter, and also the one at 
Union College, both of which have been in a state of inactivity 
for a number of years. It organized a chapter with seven charter 
members at the University of Michigan in December. Its chapter 
at Boston University has a membership of about thirty-five. 

cP A' ^r is the first of the fraternities represented at De Pauw 
to enter a chapter house, its chapter having on the first of January 
rented a house nicely situated near the university. The official 

Gretk WorUL 206 

reports of this fraternity show an active membership of 618 in its 
82 chapters, 180 having been initiated this year. Only 3 of this 
number are "preps," which shows that ^ A' '/' is feeling the drift of 
( ireek ideas on this subject. 

It is rumored that - S is about to enter W<»stminster College, 
Mo., by absorbing a local society now existinir there. 

Judcrin^ (P /' J by the names of her officers, it mi^ht be sup- 
posed that this fraternity made it a point to secure men of German 
lineage. Eighteen of her present officers, including chapter secre- 
taries, are shown by their names to be of that nationality. This 
fraternity has some half-a-dozen "'preps" on its present active list. 
^ /' J is said to be about to enter the University of Minnesota, and 
J r does not ex[)e^ct to be far behind in the race. 

- \ has revived its cha|)ter at the University of Texas, which 
has been in moribund state for two years past. Its chapter at 
Tulane University, which has been without rooms since the close 
of last year, has moved into new ones fitted up by the local alumni. 
"They are in the central portion of the city, and afford a conven- 
lent lounging place for the idle members." The chapter at the 
University of Wisconsin has recently entered a house conveniently 

The Greek world breathes freely once more. A 7' ii's Mount 
Union correspondent says he was wTong in prophesying A J ^'s 
advent in that college, but says he meant ^ J \. Guess again, 
friend, and look soutliward, for no fraternity with any knowledge 
of Northern colleges would grant a charter to petitioners from that 

A Tit has revived its chapter at Washington and Lee Uni- 
versity, has recently chartenMl one at Vanderbilt with seven char- 
ter members, six of whom are initiat(*s from other ('ha[)ters, and 
expects soon to be able to announce the founding of one at Mi<*hi- 
gan Agricultural (^)lleg^^ 

The Beta Theta Pi's of New Enirhind (mi joyed an elaborate 
tnenn at the Vendome, on March ti8, ami initiated several of the 
old members of Sigma Delta Pi of Dartmoiitli; the society n»c<Mitlv 

207 The Hatfibotfl, 

absorbed by Beta Theta Pi. This Dartmouth chapter is working 
for a ^15,000 chapter house, and plans of it were exhibited on this 
occasion. — Boston Herald. 

The annual meeting of the Pi Beta Phi sorosis was begun in 
Galesburg yesterday with seventy-five delegates in attendance. 
This convention is one of great importance to the society, since 
the committees that have been working for two years upon the con- 
stitution, history, and ritual and will make reports, and from them 
the future policy of the society will be decided upon. It will also 
order the publishing of a new song book and take steps toward 
compiling complete statistics in catalogue form. — Minneapolis Jnur- 
mi/, April 2. 

The Grand Council of Phi Kappa Psi was held in Chicago, 
April 2-4. '_2 Among matters considered was a petition from the 
University of West Virginia which was approved but final action 
left to the individual chapters. Chapters were refused to the Yale 
Law School and Baker University. A fraternity yell was reported 
and adopted. Cincinnati was chosen as the place for the next 
meeting, in 1892, Judge John P. Rea of Minneapolis, ex-coni- 
mander-in-chief of the G. A. R., was elected president, and C L. 
VanCleve was re-elected editor of the Shield. 

A J has initiated more than one hundred honorary members 
during her existence of' fifty-eight years. This fact accounts for 
the many names of college presidents and of other persons of re- 
nown which embellish her catalogue. — (P /' J Quarterli/ for March. 

The local society of / A A at Trinity has been absorbed by J 0. 
The organization was founded in 1829 and has the names of many 
prominent men upon its roll. It has a membership of over 800 and 
the alumni are protesting against the action of the active member- 
ship. — r J Quarterly for January. 

Abram and Irwin, two sons of the late President James A. 
Garfield, entered the freshman class at Williams College, last fall. 
Both play in the class foot-ball team. President Garfield graduated 
at Williams in %')B. Two sons, James A. and Harry, in '85. Pres- 
ident Garfield was a member of J )\ The sons are all members 
of A J 0.-0 J H Scroll. 

Greek World. 208 

*'There are six chapters houses at Cornell, representing the 
various college societies. One of them attracted our special inter- 
est. We believe these societies are capable of doing very much 
toward holding the students together, and inspiring them for better 
work while in college, and in attracting some of them back for a 
post-graduate course. College presidents and professors ar# wise 
in utilizing these societies for the best interests of the young men, 
and the good of the college as a whole. In this respect President 
Adams follows the example of Dr. M. B. Anderson. It is folly, 
pure and simple, to oppose these societies. It is not inappropriate 
in this connection, in view of the fears some have expressed, to 
remark that the writer never saw so large an attendance at the re- 
ligious services, or the religious interest so marked as on this occa- 
sion. The religious atmosphere is much warmer and more evan- 
gelical than in former years. This fact gives sincere joy to earnest 
Christians everywhere." — Dr. R. S. McArthur in the (JhrisHan In- 

Theta Delta Chi has advanced a claim recently to being the 
first fraternity which has ever displayed a flag peculiar to the fra- 
ternity. The claim is founded upon the floating of Theta Delta 
Chi's colors over the Astor House, in New York City, at the annual 
convention in 1870. So many of the chapters of the different fra- 
ternities have entered and are entering chapter houses, that it has 
become almost a necessity for every fraternity to adopt a flag for 
the use of chaptera occupying houses. — - X Quarterly, 

209 T/ie Rainboir. 


The exchanges furnisli one of the pleasant features of frater- 
nity journalistic life, but we sometimes wonder how ^reat the value 
of the exchange department may be to the average member of the 
fraternity at large. (P K *F Shiefd has evidently decided that an 
exchange department does not pay, for it has none; some other 
journals as those of H H 11^ J A /.', and - A devote a good deal of 
space to reviews of other magazines. To one who can read the 
various fraternity publications, the opportunity to check u[) state- 
ments of one by another is very valuable. It seeujs to be imy>ossi- 
ble to subdue and cover up the inordinate conceit and self com- 
placency of the average fraternity correspondent, aud contributor. 
It is a rare occurrence that both sides of the tale are rehearsed, the 
victory and the defeat, the success and the failure, the honors won 
in one's own circle and those won by others Some of the jour- 
nals succeed fairly well in dispossessincr their matter of these disa- 
greeable characteristics, while others are reeking with them. They 
all bear close checking up by a rigid double entry system. We 
j)ro[)ose to inaugurate a departure from the stereotyped exchange 
paragraph and occasionally insert a bunch of clippings under the 
heading, "As Others See Us,'' which will contain the comments of 
correspondents of other communities iipon our chapters, their mem- 
bership and condition. Many of them will doubtless be unfavor- 
able and un]>alatable, while others can but be favorable. Let it be 
distinctly understood tliat this section of Tiik Rainbow is not to V;e 
a fitrhtintr corner, where rival <*orresi»ondents are to try lances, and 
our own chapter correspondents are warned that they may often 
find the edit<-r's blue pencil more fatal to this sarcasm, than the 
lance of their adversary. We «l() not believe in making Tiik 

Exchanges. 210 

Rainkow a battle -ground, though it may be sometiines necessary 
as it is in the present number, to say, and say plainly and without 
varnish, very unpleasant tliini^s conceminnr a cont<imporaiy'. We 
shall be as ready to commend as to criticize, to quote creditable 


paragraphs as to insert "dreadful and awful examples of what 
never oujrht to be said." Ours may not always truthfully be 
described as a bow for peace, for we shall not ^o about crying, 
*'Peace, peace," when there ouorht to be neither peace nor truce. 
There are certain evils in the fraternity system, certain tendencies 
in our midst, and certain tendencies of our neigfhbors that may at 
any time creep over the wall into our garden, to our hurt. Against 
these we shall direct our pen, upon these we shall use our sharpest 
instruments, wherever they may rise. I^et no one accuse us of mal- 
ice, of spite, of jealousy, or of wilful distortion of facts. Such a 
spirit of fairness as nature has ^iven us, and such culture as educa- 
tion may have mven it, we shall use. Delta Tat Dklta mav not 
be one of the fjrent fraternities (we shall not quarrel with any one 
about that), but we are fully persuaded that she is one of the Itest^ 
and that jiidgin^ by her present spirit and tendencies, no less than 
by her fruits, she will stand the test, (rreat names on one's record 
of the past are good, but ''nobles of heart and of head" for the 
y)resent and future, are far better. Upon this conviction shall 
we act. 

The January Vhi Phi Qunrlcrhj is a very interesting number. 
The Quurterly is always welcome, and this one like some of its 
predecessors has some very spicy readincr. But we may as well 
begin at that new cover, which makes the first impression. Dainty, 
artistic, suggestive and a[)[)ropriate, it is the most pleasing one that 
comes to us, a rare and choice contrast to som<? of the conglomera- 
tions that bedeck other exteriors. Following this is an engraving 
of the late Henry W. Grady, whose loss a nation moiirns in com- 
mon with -V CP. In the latter part of the iuiiiiIxt, is an excellent 
and interesting sketch of Mr. Grady by .1. D. Adams. Mr. (irady 
was at one time Gran<i Alpha of .V </> and in many ways has she 
reaped of the souing of his loval and generous hand, '"('hi Phi 

211 The RaUihotr, 

in the Civil War," is continued. The ^'Initiation of Non-Colle- 

^ians," filling more than six pac^es, and containing the elaborate 

and judicially comprehensive circular of Chancellor Hoggs of the 

University oF Georgia, ought to forever end the matter. It would 

be hard to tell which of the two principal chapters engaged in the 

squabble made the greater display of puerility and bad blood. 

We have no desire to try. 

We quote with hearty endorsement the last editorial paragrapli, 

and lay aside the Quarter ly. — 

The management has formed a New Year resolution. Not 
the first one formed during its tempestuous career, but one to wliich 
it intends to give most religious adherence. It believes that the 
time has com© to ring down the curtain on "our festive billy," 
"rode our William goat," "'was goated," and the like, expressions 
that frequently adorn the epistolary efforts of our chapter corros- 
. pondents. It is not denied that a certain friskiness is popularly 
attributed to the goat, but the management firmly believes that 
Mr. Capricornus has been the victim of a gross libel for many 
years, in the connection supposed to exist between him and certain 
initiation ceremonies. The Qit(irfer/i/ desires to no longer partici- 
pate in that libelous assertion, and the luckless corres{)ondent who 
has embellished his letter with this prohibited matter, should he 
overhear the remarks of the editor as he viciously shar[)en8 his 
blue pencil, will have reason to think that the Sunday-school train- 
ing of his chief has been temporarily laid aside. 

The Si(/m(f Chi QuarUrfy for February displays some of the 
excellencies we have learned to look for in it, to a marked degree, 
but we are disappointed to find seventeen ])ages (more than a quar- 
ter) of it given up to so foreign a topic as the symj)osium on *'*The 
Proper Study of the Law.'' To be sure, the contributions to this 
symposium are from men of experience and not from theorizers 
and much of them are well written, but we would have been less 
surprise<l to see this symposium in the Phi Delta Phi Brief than 
in our valued contemporary. Tin* first article has some irood 
things, and some rank things. We submit paragraphs from it:- - 

The denominational colleges, by reason of their origin, are 
limited in their field an<l their work. They were founded to shade 
and color knowU»dge. They were to abridge the right of private 
judgnii^nt. They were to [iropagate special opinions. They were 

ExchrDtges, 212 

to mould religious opinion on the lines of catechisms and confes- 
sions; to bias and cause to be favorably received ancestral thought; 
hence to destroy freedom of incjuiry and consequently predestinate 
the religious opinions of their students. 

Does the writer forget the foundation of Yale, Harvard, Co- 
lumbia, Syracuse and Northwestern? The next two articles are 
both good and from the latter, a sensible and delightful discussion 
of ''Fraternity Life'** as the writer saw it, we clip our closing par- 

The Western chapters had from ten to twenty members, the 
Virginia chapters from five to ten. With the view we had of fra- 
ternity life, eight was a full chapter and ten was full to overflow- 
ing. We did not feel that a man could distribute himself around 
among twenty members and know all of theuj, and enjoy the 
society of all of them as we thought we ought to know and 
enjoy our White Cross brothers. The sine (jmi ttott to entrance 
was not brilliancy of attainments in society or athletics, in the 
classroom, or on the rostrum. The magic touchstone was con- 
geni'ility of thought and feeling, and we believed the chapter 
was usually com{)osed of those few men who would have gone 
with each other without the chapter bond. We thought ourselves 
the best fellows in college. We knew there were many with 
stronger minds and stronger arms and legs, and we knew there 
were many men in college to whom it would not be pleasant to 
have us for associates, but we thought we had in our fraternity 
the very elements needed to make associati(m enjoyable and help- 

The January and February numbers of Bftft Theta Pi have 
reached us since our last writing. Btta Theta Pi is always inter- 
esting, and some articles in these numbers, especially the historial 
sketch of the Mystical Seven in the January nunjber, and that of 
Siffma Delta Pi in the February number, are unusually interesting. 
We find that the Mystical Seven was founded at Wesh»yan Univer- 
sity in 1887; that cha|>ters or '^temples" were established (so tra- 
dition says) at Emory (College, Franklin Collotfo, (Jeorgia, and Cen- 
tenary CoUejre, l^ouisiana, before ISoO; tliat others were estab- 
lished at the University oF Mississippi, l^niversitv of N'irginia, 
Cumberland University; that -Mn 1871 the activ(» members of the 
Temple of the Scroll and Pen at the Uiiiv<»rsltv of Syracuse, <le- 
serted the order and accepted a charter from J A A', in spit«» of tht* 

213 The Rainbow, 

protests and expostulations of the graduate members who, with 
one exception, refused proffered membership in the new chapter."* 
(It would seem by this that J A' E is not a novice in dealing in 
second-hand fraternity men.) At the time of the consolidation, 
the Mystical Seven contributed three chapters, viz., at University 
of Virginia, Davidson College, North Carolina, and at University 
of North Carolina. The Siirma Delta Pi of Darthmouth was 
founded in 1858. 

For some reasons we are very glad that Jh^ta Theta Pi comes 
monthly, for if the same amount of conceit, self-laudation, and 
claim-the-world-apirit had to be compressed into a quarterly, 
heaven only knows what the effect would be u[)on even the Betas 
themselves. Rare indeed it is that a fraternity goes before the 
Hellenic world wrapped in such a halo of glory caught in the 
seventh heaven of self satisfaction and self admiration. (), J^vttt 
Theta Pi^ O, Wooglin, (), '"dorg," O, all of you, are you really 
on and of this world or no? From the following collection we 
can not say:- - 

It is admitted by all well informed fraternity men that Beta 
Pi holds the vantage ground of all American college fraternities. 

What is there in college fraternity life worth the naming that 
Beta Theta Pi has not instituted? What fraternity holds in mind 
such ])leasant traditions that add an especial zest to confidential 
brotherhood as does that of our order?' Other fraternities possess 
the shadow of these pleasures, but Beta Theta Pi holds the sub- 
stance of them. 

In coming years the decades will grow only as our chapter 
list increases. 

In the individual minds, hearts, and souls of the Betas of the 
twentieth century will be found the sources of the nation's regen- 
eration. Beta Theta Pi will then form an ideal of religion so high, 
so noble, that God himself will say, "^It is very good." She will 
form an ideal of science, philosophy, literature and art worthy the 
beloved fraternity; and thus will the material elements ascend to 
their true position, powerful for ifood, impotent for evil. 

ConsideriiiiT the fact that the KtMiyon chapter has only one 

memb(»r, this (juotaticm from his lett(^r needs to be labeled ^^joke,'" 

for it is a trood bit of humor: - 

Harmony is the wat<*hw()rd which i)reathes through all of Beta 
Alpha's actions. Our chapter me(»tincrs are retfularly atten<ied by 

Exckatujcs. 214 

all and enthusiasm is the order of the day. Though small, we do 
not let that interfere with our enjoyment of life, and while we do 
not wish to boast vet wo think we can sav that no chapter sends as 
larfre a/>/*o rata deleijation as 13eta Alpha to reunions and on visits 
to other chapters. One feature of our chapter life is, we believe, 
peculiar to us. Not onlv do all the chapter dine together at one 
table, but we always proceed to and from th(* dinintj hall in a body. 
We think that beneficial results flow from this y)ractice, and would 
recommend it to other chapters. 

In view of the recent wholesale absorption and extension of 
li H //, we can not refrain from contrratulatincf her ur)on her success 
in rivaliniT (P J H in the leufirth of her chapter roll. She will soon 
stand at the head of the list in this particular, and then — will she 
be completely happv? We hope so. 

-X- * 

The April number of the J A E Qmirterfif is a model of ele- 
ecrance in typography. The recrujarity which our friend has shown 
this year is siirprisin^ and pleasing. We wish we might speak 
as highly of its contents, taken as a whole, as of its appearance. 
Tiie number opens with a portrait and sketch of (-ol. (ieorge Foot 
Chester, to whom 'Mnore than others is due the foundinir of J A A." 
J A 11 and J V have both chronicled the death of a founder since 
our last writintr. The editorial on •'*The Graduate's Debt to the 
Chapter," the ""Graduate Personals,**' and ^'Alumni Association 
Correspondence," are the most excellent features of this number. 

In the last number of The RAiNiu>w,in common with most other 
fraternity journals appearing at that time and since, we had occa- 
sion to say something about the establishment of the Phi Kpsilon 
chapter of J A A', but we hardiv were guilty of devoting ''six out 
of seventy-live pages of reading matter" to J A A'. It may \w that 
we mentioned her on that number of ijacres. Docs she rei/ularly 
assume to claim the whole, when a part, even a very small jiart, 
is given her? Perhaps she shares the claim-<'vervthiiig-in-sight 
spirit with // H II, 

The case of Phi Epsilon receiv<»s a good deal of space, nearly 
eight pages, and purports to be the exact facts of that </* J ^ J A A 
transformation. It certainly reads very smoothly, but, '"As .losh 

215 2%€ Ralnhmc. 

Billings would say, 'Some of these statements are some of the 
facts that ain't so.' '' The Qiuirterbj finds in our remarks, "some- 
thing of gratuitous assumption and inclination to impute unworthy 
motives on very slender evidence," all of which means very much 
or very little. We printed nothing, that, in the light of any 
further developments, we would care to change, unless it be the 
sentence in the H 11 chapter letter regarding President North rup. 
The Qiturtcrly should remember that the whole affair took place 
under our very noses, that we did not get our information from 
'-the pages of a daily newspaper," that we did interview Prof. 
McMillan, the 4f J H province president, a J A A' professor, and 
others who knew. It may be that '"Only by hypercriticism can 
such a course (as J A A' pursued) be regarded as a case of 'lift- 
ing,'" but with the very best face on, it comes most extremely near 
to it. As to the nucleus of "students who were from J A /! famil- 
ies," which was to form the new chapter and also the correspond- 
ence of an "entirely disinterested party" (?), quoted in an editorial, 
we will politely refrain from comment. With these statements we 
are done with the whole matter. 

For the February number of the Delta Upsilon Quarterly 
which comes as we write, we have on the whole, only high ])rai8e 
to offer in the few words we have room for. Portraits and bio- 
graphical sketches of Atty. Gonrral Miller, president of J )'; the 
Rev. W. H. P. Faunce; late Solicitor General O. W. Chapman; 
President E. B. Andrews, of Brown ITniversity, and one of J Ps 
founders, Hon. William Bross, form a very attractive feature of 
this excellent number. The Grtelc Jjeffe,r (ransip is good on the 
whole, tlioujrh some of it is a little older than J T usually inserts. 
It seems too a little stale to read a review of our October Rain- 
bow ill the February Qinnfrrh/ which comes in April, when the 
Januarv Ivainkow must have been in the editor's hands, as the 
clippings from its (rhapter letters show. Would it not have been 
a triHe more jiist to Tiik Rainbow, friend Qitarterli/^ to have no- 
tir»Hl th(^ better numb«^r, a litth* more in accord with your remark 
on A .1 H (^mirff rhf^ "This is the first issiie of the new editorial 

Exchanges. 216 

board, and comment may well be reserved for the present"? Or 
was this remark pure gallantry? 


1. The Delta Tau Deltas have a goodly number, but they 
were injured by their recent Uainhow letter, which was from all 
accounts of it, very spiteful. Its attack upon Kai)pa Alpha, was, to 
say the least, a foolish one. — CorresjfomJint^troin lulnm Unh'ersltij. 

2. Our rival fraternity here, Delta Tat Delta, is in p^ood 
shape, but not so much so but that we got every man we worked 
for last term. — CitrrrHpornhnt Mirh. Af/l. CoUef/f. 

3. The last Rainbow of Delta Tat Delta has two editorials 
and one special article attacking Phi Delta Theta. Tf the Delta 
Tau Delta Fraternity has the high sense of honor which these 
editorials claim, then let it examine into the outrage recently per- 
petrated by its chapter here upon one of its charter members, and 
whether they be actuated by a hiifh sense of honor or of only com- 
mon decency even, unless there be graver reasons for the chapter s 
conduct than have been given out, they will wipe it from their 
roll. Never, so hmg as any of its present members remain in it, 
unless their conduct can be satisfactorily explained, will it ever 
hold an honorable position, and if the combined force of the frater- 
nities, sororities and neutrals could do it, the char)ter would close 
its existence within a week. * * * Delta Tat Delta will 
probably be numbered among the things that were. A rumor is 
afloat tfiat the Delta Tat Delta Fraternity is about to withdraw 
the charter of this chapter. They deserve to be congratulated on 
this step. After all, a bad chapter in a good institution is no credit 
U> a fraternity, and as the different fraternities here are preparing 
accounts of the conduct of the Delia Tai: Delta for publication 
in their magazines, and as the daily papers have twice noticed the 
affair in the strongest terms. Delta Tau Delta will find that they 
have relieved themselves of a l>ad spiking argunient by expung- 
ing Beta Gamma from its roll.- -Cornsjfonth/tffrfffn University of 


Phi Delta Theta is called the ''white society'' by the neutrals, 
and enjoys a popularity which the other societies all acknowledge. 
Every society here has its characteristics and ours is that of kind- 
ness and politeness toward our fellow students. The principle of 
nohle^wH ohiiife is early impress(»d u[)on our fn^shmen. — [hi J. 

4. It is claimed by some that the list of chapters at Wabash 
College is to be increased by one in a short timo -one rumor re- 
ferring the increase to J T J. J T J was re[)resent<Ml there at one 
time, but the chapter deserted to ^ J \ in ISSO. Srrnff t(tr h\h- 

217 The, Rainhmn. 

5. The October Rainbow, commentincr upon the note of Phi 
Delta Theta's refusal of Pennsylvania State College applicants, 
candidly asks, '"Can it be possible that Phi Delta Theta does some- 
times refuse a charter?'' To wliicli we as candidly reply, ves. 
The same number of TiiK Rainbow announces a new chapter 
whose members were unsuccessful applicants for a Phi Delta Theta 
chapter but a few months before. — iSrroll for Fcbnatri/, 

Tliis very remarkable colliHjtion of quotations is not made up 
of selections frc^m several numbers of the *SVvv///, but is all taken 
from the February number of that journal. No officer of J T J 
can find fault with any just criticism of his fraternity; like all 
other fraternities it is made up of college students who make mis- 
takes just as do their fellows, but it is time for J T J to call a halt 
on this (P J H style of criticism which consists either in makinir 
untrue statements or misstatiiiir facts; every one of the above quo- 
tations fall under one or the other of these heads, and even (P J f^ 
should make some attempt at coming near the truth. Now, as to 
the first quotation: Our Tulane chapter has had but a short exist- 
ence, and has published but two letters in TiiK Raixbow. In 
neither of them has it attacked either A A nor any other fraternity. 
4f J N's correspondent manufactured the spiteful attack out of 
whole cloth. 

In No. 2 the ScrolTs writer (!reates the im[)ression that the 
chapter at the colle^re in cpiestion took its men from J T J. Come 
out frankly and tell us just how many men, if any, were taken. 

No. 8 is peculiarly fla^'rant. All sorts of insinuations are in- 
dulged in, our cha[)ter is dishonorable, and bad, yet a statement as 
to what it has done is carefully avoided. Now I do not believe in 


twittintr anv one on account of misfortimes, but (P J H has recently 
be(»n makintr some wholesale expulsions at the I'niversity of Minne- 
sota, does it consider that it has be<»n dointr anythinir disreputable? 
Th(» Srrnff has been sih»nt as to the real cause of these expulsions 
but all fraternity men know that they w<»re made because the (luon- 
dam J WV had beon wooerl and won by J A A'. Now all this 


temiK^st has becMi raised by th«' ""white society" of the University 
of Wisconsin which teacht^s its freshmen the principles of nohhuHr 
o/>/A/^ , l)(H»ause our chapter has seen iit to expel one of its own 
members from the (chapter, a matter which micrht be considered 

Exchamjes. 218 

to be none of <P J ^'s concern. The gentleman in question was 
Mr. Geo. O. Warren, who as a charter riuMnber of our chapter 
was under peculiar obligations to it, and to tho fraternity; he had 
become uncontrenial to the other members of the chapter and 
about the middle of December it took the action so severely criti- 
cized by ^ J N. Of course it could never be suspected that this 
very honorable *'white" societf had anythinir whatever to do with 
brintrin^ about this state of affairs, yet T hav<» in my possession 
documentary evidence that (P J ^ made an attempt to lift Mr. 
Warren so lon^ aero as L889, and it is since that time that our 
chapter's internal troubles bejran. This may be in perfect keepintr 
with <P J N's idea of an honorable fraternity, it is not J 7' J's. 1 
have other evidence in the case of even i^reater interest to (P J W, 
whicli that fraternity may have under certain contiiii'encies. 

Xo. 4. is a misstatement of facts. J T J did liave a chapt<»r 
at Wabash and it ceased to exist in 1880, but it did not desert to 
^ J \. It had fallen behind in its dues, and showing no inclina- 
tion to square up, it was ordered to do so or else return it« cliarter; 
it did the latter, and shortly after it blossomed out as a chapter of 
^ J .\\ which fraternity seems to have re<rretted its haste to enter 
there, as it does not carry the name of Wabash amon<r the list of 
its colleges. 

As regards the assertion in No. o, I will cont4»nt mys(Of with 
sayinff that 4> J H there makes an assertion which it is is unable t<> 
prove. It is very easy to make general assertions of this kind, 
and (p J H is an adept at it. I shall expect that fraternity to make 
a detailed assertion in the tSrrolI as to the institution from which 
this petition came, and the date of its refusal of the same. The 
reasons for the refusal will be of no moment to J 7' J; we do not 
seek the same class of men as members, and it is sutHicitMit s(- far 
as we are concerned that these petitioners ])lease(l us, but 1 want 
if |x>ssible, to put an end to these loose statements and malieions 
attacks which the officials of ^ J 'Z' allow to be made acraiiist this 

I should be p^lad to know, too, whv ^ J H has sinirled out J T J, 
surely that fraternity does not suppose that we are atteniptiiio; to 

219 The Rninhmt, 

rival it. I will hasten to deny this emphatically. J 7* J is not a 
"National Fraternity" and has no ambition to become such; as a 
fraternity we do not seek the same class of students for members, 
and if by chance some individual chapter is doing this, if ^ J W 
will kindly notify me I will have that chapter disciplined. 

Now a word as to Mr. Palmer and his historical articles. In 
the October Scroll in "The Development of the Fraternity Sys- 
tem," he made the following assertion respecting the Rainbow 
Fraternity: — 

In 1S80, when the number of chapters was seven, the society 
disintegrated. Three chapters combined with J T J, one of which 
died in a short time. Two others refused to go into the coalition, 
and upon application were received into i> J S, The two remain- 
ing chapters either did not desire to join J T J, or were not ac- 
ceptable, and soon passed out of existence. 

For this statement of the disintegration of the Rainbow 

Fraternity he was called to account in the October Rainbow. In 

the February Scroll he has a long article purporting to be an answer 

to The Rainbow criticism in which he avoids entirely the point 

under discussion and seems to feel aggrieved because the article 

in question was not signed, seeming to be entirely unaware thAt 

The Rainbow is the official and responsible organ of J 7* J. I 

had not the honor to write that article, but I am ready to endorse 

the leading statements made in it. Mr. Palmer's article on "Our 

Ex- Rainbow Affiliates," is interesting but not to the point. I 

trust that in the future the proper officers will see to it, that the 

writers for the Scroll confine themselves to the truth when they 


wish to spur up J 7' J. W. Lowrie McClubg. 

Vol XIII, July, 1890. No, 4. 




iL Quarterly Magazine 


Fraternity and CJollege Interests. 



K. C. BABCOCK, Editor in Chief. 
MAX WEST, Aswistant Editor. 






B. — Ohio University, D. W. McGlenen, Athens, Ohio. 

J. — University of Michigan, Chas. B. Warren, Delta Tau Delta 

House, Ann Arbor, Mich. 
E, — Albion College, Allen J. Wilder, 510 E. Erie St., Albion, 

Z. — Adelbert College, J. J. Thomas, Adelbert Hall, Cleveland, 

H. — Buchtel College; F. G. Wieland, Akron, O. 
^. — Bethany College, Horace G. Will, Bethany. W. Va. 
/. — Michigan Agricultural College, J. L. Patten, Agricultural 

College, Michigan. 
K, — Hillsdale College, W. B. Fite, Hillsdale, Mich. 
M. — Ohio Wesleyan University, W. L. Y. Davis, Deleware, O. 
(P, — Hanover College, Geo. A. Gamble, Hanover, Ind. 
X. — Kenyon College, Chas. T. Walkley, Gambier, O. 
9'', — University of Wooster, R. H. Herron, Wooster, O. 
B A. — Indiana University, C W. Hartloff, Bloomington. Ind. 
B B, — DePauw University, Chas. H. Poucher, P. O. Box 166, 

Greencastle, Ind. 
B 7,. — Butler University, H. S. Schell, Irvington, Ind. 

grand division of the south. 

A. — Vanderbilt University, H. E. Bemis, 1518 McGarock Street, 
Nashville, Tenn. 

//.-- -University of Mississippi, J. E. Pope, P. O. Box 22, Univer- 
sity, Lafayette Co., Miss. 

B A. — University of Georgia, A. C. Willcoxon, Athens, Ga. 

B E. — Emory College, R. B. Daniel, Oxford, Ga. 

B f^.— University of the South, R. M. W. Black, Sewanee, 

B I. — University of Virginia, W. A. Falconer, Charlottesville. 

B ^. — Tulane University, C. R. Churchill, 1168 St. Charles 
Ave ., New Orleans, La. 


A. — Allegheny College, F. E. Russell, Delta Tau Delta House, 

Meadville, Pa. 
r. — Washington and Jefferson College, Robert Linton, Box i, 

Washington, Pa. 
A". — Lafayette College, F. H. Clymer, 143 McKeen Hall, 

Easton, Pa. 
P, — Stevens Institute of Technology, N. S. Hill, Jr., Box 71, 

Stevens Institute, Hoboken, N. J. 
T. — Franklin and Marshall College, J. C. Bolger, Lancaster, Pa. 
T. — Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, P. W. Shedd, Troy, N. Y. 
B A. — Lehigh University. Jas. A. McClurg, Fountain Hill 

House, South Bethlehem, Pa. 
B J/.— Tufts College, Henry R. Rose, Box 35, College Hill, 

B ^'. — Massachusetts Institute of Technology, F. G. Howard, 

Boston. Mass. 
-6-. — Boston University, H. L. Hartwell, Box 217, Newton 

Highlands, Mass. 
B ^.— Cornell University, E. G. Mansfield, Delta Tau Delta 

House, 120 East Buffalo Street, Ithaca, N. Y. 


0. — University of Iowa, Cliff R. Musser, Iowa City, Iowa. 

-. — Simpson College, J. M. Jamieson, Indianola, Iowa. 

^. — Iowa State College, Spencer Haven. Ames, Iowa. 

B r, — University of Wisconsin, Claude M. Rosecrantz, Madi- 
son. Wis. 

B H. — University of Minnesota, George D. Head, 517 Fifteenth 
Ave. S. E., Minneapolis, Minn. 

B h\ — University of Colorado, Emery H. Bayley, Box 656, 
Boulder, Col. 

ALUMNI associations. 

New York Alumni Association, Wm. L. Lyall, 540 W. 23rd St. 

New York. 
Chicago Alumni Association, WH^RTON Plummer, 78 LaSalle 

St., Chicago. 
Nashville Alumni Association, John T. Lellyett, Nashville, 

Twin City Alumni Association, Will H. Wright, Evening 

Journal, Minneapolis, Minn. 
Pittsburg Alumni Association, John D. Watson, 96 Diamond 

St., Pittsburg, Pa. 
Nebraska Alumni Association, W. S. Summers, Beatrice, Neb. 
Cleveland Alumni Association, A. A. Bemis, 208 Superior St., 

Cleveland, O. 


Editorial, 225 

Poem, A Prophecy, -.--..- 232 

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, - - 233 

Pittsburgh Alumni Association, - - - - 236 

The Old Alpha, 241 

College Annuals, 244 

From the Chapters, 250 

Allegheny College, 250; Univ. Ohio, 251; Washington and 
Jefferson, 251; Univ. Mich., 252; Albion, 253; Adelbert, 
256; Buchtel, 257; Bethany, 258; Mich. Ag'l, 259; Hills- 
dale, 260; Ohio Wesleyan Univ., 261; Franklin and Mar- 
shall, 262; Kenyon, 264; Stevens Inst., 264; Iowa State, 265; 
Simpson, 266; DePauw Univ., 267; Emory, 267; Butler 
Univ., 268; Univ. Minnesota, 269; Univ. South, 270; Univ. 
Virginia, 271; Univ. Colorado, 273; Massachusetts Inst., 
274; Tulane Univ., 275. 

The Boys of Old, 277 

In Memoriam, 286 

The Greek World, - 287 

Exchanges, 293 

Initiates for 1889 — 90, 298 


Vol. XIII. July, 1890. No. 4. 


If the fates that watch over fraternity journalism de- 
cree that the fortunes of The Rainbow shall be in our hands 
for several years, we promise here and now not to occupy much 
space with an annual salutatory and valedictory. But we 
cannot refrain from making a few valedictory comments be- 
fore we lay aside the editorial pen and pencil for the va- 
cation time. We have no woes to parade, no long lectures 
to read, no great amount of grumbling. When The Rain- 
bow came into our hands, we were painfully aware of our in- 
experience; we read of the trials and tribulations of brother 
and sister editors, and our soul did quake within us at the 
prospect; we received dolorous and dubious congratulations 
upon the pleasant (?) work we had in store, until we were 
prepared to write whole numbers in a volume rather than 
utter a squeak. The tangible results of the year's efforts 
are in the hands of our readers, and of this we do not pro- 
pose to discourse. We have been gratified and helped alike 
by honest words of praise and kindly criticism and sugges- 
tion, but we have not seen fit to follow the example of some 
of our worthy contemporaries, and print these by the dozen 
and the score. Much pleasure, much dissatisfaction and a 
great deal of experience, are prominent among the net re- 
sults of the year's work. Chapter correspondents, with a 
few inevitable exceptions, have happily surprised us by their 

226 The Rainbow, 

prompt and satisfactory communications. College papers 
have come in a fairly regular and generous stream, and the 
scanning of them has added pleasure to the routine work. 
A voluminous and often burdensome correspondence has 
kept us in touch with hundreds of college men all over the 
land, and has shown us not only the value of the Hellenic 
brotherhood, but that broader one of culture and truth. Af- 
ter the fashion of the Queen's speech, we may say that our 
relations with foreign powers continue to be on the whole 
peaceable and friendly. In the preface to our exchanges in 
the last number, we expressed ourselves upon this matter, 
and there is no need to repeat here. As the election of edi- 
tor is for two years. The Rainbow will in all probability con- 
tinue in our hands another year. We bespeak for ourselves 
during that year the same promptness, the same unfailing 
courtesy, and support even more hearty. Only in this way 
can we make The Rainbow progress as it should; only as 
other people equally busy with ourselves give us a little of 
their time and energy, can we rise toward the goal of our 

It seems necessary again to explain how so many Del- 
tas all over the land have received The Rainbow regularly, 
when they have not subscribed for it regularly. It may 
have seemed unbusiness-like, but we are sure our method 
was the right one under the circumstances. Let no one mis- 
understand us in this our second explanation. Let no one 
wax indignant and even ungentlemanly, as did one brother, 
because we seem to "thrust it upon him and then expect 
him to pay for it." In No. i we explained that we could get 
no mailing list from our predecessor, so we wrote to all chap- 
ters to send complete list of former members with addresses. 
To these and all Deltas everywhere we have sent copies of 
each number of The Rainbow so far, unless they have or- 
dered discontinuance. We have not been so silly and inex- 

Editorial, 227 

perienced as to expect every one of these to pay us Ji, but 
we do expect a large number to do so, and the proportion 
thus far has been gratifying. The extra expense of printing 
and sending the copies that never will be paid for will find 
its justification in the probabilities of re-awakened interest 
and enthusiasm for Delta Tau Delta. A polite, fraternal 
request for the amount of subscription will be sent to all to 
whom the four numbers have been sent. Let no one take this 
request for a demand; under the circumstances above given we 
simply expect and request it. as one Delta from another. At 
the beginning of the new volume we shall go through our mail- 
ing list, making a sharply-defined separation into two classes. 

To meet the demand of the Fraternity for our song 
books, Lucius W. Hoyt, the editor, has ordered bound one 
hundred copies of the song books. These can be secured, 
post-paid, by sending the regular price, $1.10, to Lucius W. 
Hoyt, 413 Charles Building, Denver, Colorado. Every chap- 
ter ought to own and use at least a half dozen of these song 
books. A goodly number of new chapters have been organ- 
ized since the song book was issued, and know little or noth- 
ing of its value. It is in every way an admirable work, and 
considering the large quantity of excellent original music 
and the numerous original songs, we believe it is the best 
fraternity song book published. Every chapter ought to 
own several copies as chapter property, and besides these, 
many individual members will care to own copies of their 
own. The number to be bound is not large, and it would be 
well for those desiring copies to order them at once. 

The A K E Quarterly having declared the choice of a 
fraternity flower to be an infantile proceeding, it is with 
much diflfidence that we recur to the subject. \Vc had in- 
tended to urge upon the chapters an even more general use 

228 The Rainbow, 

of our pansy than even now is observed; we were likewise 
tempted to dispute with BS U her claim to priority in the move; 
but the Quarterly has dampened our ardor, and in addition 
remarks, "We hope no fraternity of either sex will attempt 
to despoil B 8 n oi her joy in this her latest and apparently 
most precious discovery." 

Under these circumstances we refrain, but solely because 
it is J A' £ which requests it. However, it is not out of 
place for us to state to the Fraternity more fully than has 
yet been done the reasons for the choice of the pansy. It 
was not because B 9 U had chosen the rose, for none of the 
delegates to our convention knew of this action, and if we 
are not greatly mistaken both fraternities took this action 
about the same time. Neither was it because J T J wanted 
a flower; it was simply because a flower, the viola tri-color^ 
fulfilled the conditions brought about by the workings of 
the laws of our Fraternity. Internal causes produced the 
pansy as an external effect. 

The convention of i888 had fixed the standard colors of 
the Fraternity as purple, white and gold, and they are 
adapted to the inner working and the history of J T J as 
no others ever were. They are a part of each chapter's daily 
life, while our previous colors had been worn largely for 
ornament, just as many people neither infantile nor members 
of any fraternity wear flowers. The uses to which the colors 
are put with us had brought the matter prominently before 
the minds of the various chapters, and our Allegheny Col- 
lege chapter shortly after the convention of i888 had adopted 
the ifiola tri-color as blending most perfectly the combina- 
tion, and had embodied it among the decorations of her 
chapter house, while at the annual banquet at commence- 
ment, 1889, this same pansy was prominent among the floral 
decorations and ornamented the matu cards. 

When the convention of 1889 assembled, the manner 
and methods of wearing the colors were being discussed, 
when Alpha's delegation suggested the combination as shown 

Editorial. 22Q 

in her flower. This was at once recognized as so eminently 
fitting that the convention adopted it as the Fraternity flower 
without further discussion. None other was suggested or 
would have been appropriate, for no other flower answers 
the requirements of the case. This, then, is the reason why 
viola tri'Color is J T J*s flower. 

Much of the same reason must have been the moving 
cause with B 9 U when that fraternity chose the rose. That 
flower has figured on her badge almost from the organization 
of the fraternity, and for many years her members have 
spoken of their organization as the rose among fraternities. 
It is in every way fitting that she should have chosen as she 
did, and no matter which fraternity first adopted its flower, 
both acted along the lines laid down by the customs of each; 
any other flower for either would have been inappropriate. 
Whether the carnation is as appropriate for ^ J ^ or the 
violet for ^ X will probably be carefully studied before 
definite action is taken by those fraternities. 

The discussion as to which fraternity first adopted a flag 
seems to be causing a little trouble in the Greek world. 
li 9 //, following its claim-everything policy, having made 
the assertion that in March, 1890, when she adopted a design 
for her flag she was the first fraternity to do so, both B A X 
and J A' E rose to explain that possibly they antedated her 
to some extent. 

9 A X seems to have clearly established her claim to 
priority in the matter, leaving B 6 U and J A' E to struggle 
for second place. The relations between these two frater- 
nities being already somewhat strained, it may lessen the 
tension if J T J herself lays claim to that apparently much 
to be desired position. Hitherto we had not thought much 
about the matter, but if B 6 U and J A E are willing to go 
to war over it there must be something in it; besides, if we 
carry off the prize there may be peace in the camp, and of 

^3^ T^f^ Rainbow, 

course that is our principal reason for mentioning the mat- 
ter, as J r J adopted her flag during or before the year -1883 
solely with an eye to the requirements of her own customs and 
without any intentions of stealing a march on those two great 

The Allegheny chapter oi A T A while it was yet the sole 
governing body of the Fraternity adopted as the ensign of J 
r J in 1882 or 1883 a flag of royal purple and silver gray; those 
being at that time our colors. The size of the flag was not 
designated, but the one which was used at Allegheny College 
by Alpha chapter is about five feet by three, the colors are 
joined in two perpendicular stripes and the letters ATA appear 
in white horizontally across the face of the flag. This is not a 
very large flag nor is it so handsome a one as will be made 
from the combination of our present colors, but we think it 
sufficient to establish our claim, and we hope peace will once 
more reign in the Greek world on this question. 

The importance of doing "missionary work" for Delta 
Tau Delta during vacation time cannot be too strongly em- 
phasized. More and more each year are the members of the 
incoming freshman classes being biased one way and another 
before they enter the circle of direct fraternity influence. 
Certain academies and preparatory schools are acknowledged 
feeders of certain chapters, and it is almost hopeless for any 
other chapter to attempt to pluck a first-class man from its 
graduating class. Certain chapters at Ann Arbor claim first 
choice from the Detroit delegation ; others at Madison, Wis., 
from the Milwaukee delegation ; and they usually get it. 
We have employed these same tactics before, and we must 
do it this year. Every member of Delta Tau Delta, active 
and alumnus, should keep a close watch for eligible young 
men about to enter colleges where we have chapters, and in 
addition to an occasional word, should see to it that the 
chapter is promptly notified at the beginning of the next 

* Editorial. 231 

college year of the presence of the man in question. This is 
no general exhortation, but is addressed personally to every 
Delta before whose eyes these lines shall come. It is meant 
for you. 

The Symposium in the next number of The Rainbow will 
be devoted to a discussion of President Eliot's proposal to cut 
down the college course to three years. It is a topic which 
must be fraught with interest to all college men, and it comes 
before the American people with peculiar force because of the 
eminent source from which it sprang. Our pedagogic brethren 
are especially requested to write upon this subject, and to send 
us their contributions before the last of September. 

There has been some call for copies of Nos. i and 2 of the cur- 
rent volume of The Rainbow. Some of the orders we have been 
able to fill, but vve are sorry to announce that the edition of No. 
I is entirely exhausted, and only a very small number of copies 
of No. 2 are left. 

Until Sept. 15th all checks and money-orders intended for 
The Rainbow should be made payable to Max West, to whom 
also communications may be addressed. 

2^2 The Rainbow, , 


A sorrowful, soul-stirring gasp, a billow by black boulders breaking. 
The harsh, heartless honk of a gull, its way thro' the dusky air taking, 
The hurry of wandering winds, wild echoes amongst the clifis waking: 

The stretch of a limitless sea, its melodies sad ever singine, 

A dome of unlimited skies, a moonlight so faintly down-flinging, 

An army of storm-bearing clouds, its way o*ertne starry space winging. 

Ay, such were the sounds of the night, and such was the gloom-enwrapt 

I sighed for the day, as of old the Sage sighed for glories Elysian, 
When shapes loomed gigantic and stem, and echoes cried out in derision. 

The Spirit that stood by my side, ( his mien filled m v soul full of wonder ) 
Was draped with mysterious garments, his eyes beamed like the stars 

His voice had deep intonations I likened to far-away thunder. 

Lowly he bended aud spake, and his words were like angel-songs falling 
The while that they dropped on