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NOVEMBER. 1894. ^ 


The rainbow 






Brothen — Poem Georfe Hofton 5 

A Mklaigfat Confidence — Poem John Keadrkk Baogn 6 

Clapur Extension 

I f Alvim £. Duerr 7 

II Lowrie McOttig ^ it 

ni T. J. Trimmier 14 

The Tenth Soothern Conference C is 

A "Wiry" Letter from Ware J. B. W»re 17 

The Chicago Alnrani Aaeociation of A T A . . . ;, '."*- . ^ .< . > . . Lowiie^l^cClufg 19 

Our' Wabash Chapter -'^C'* *'♦-'•• -/ ^ .^ !.-.,-* . . ai 

A Critkinn on Shakespeare 'Aieuuder P/Ricef F.A.'R.2^.^,tX.D. a4 

Enthosiastk Initiation and Banquet I'' " •: '''^ "* ^ Cha?*' Jlenry Wells 37 

Delta Tui Deha in literatnre ^.'^j ry^.l . ]: 39 

Editorial— Chapter Letters, Chapter Eztenskm, Henry J. 'Cbefth,''Rb^iin^ "PRe Rearing of 

theVoons 1 .-:"-,::-.:'- :-•"..-. . . . 30 

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From the Chapters — Alpha, BeU, Delta, Gamma, Iota, Eu,' Kappa, lln, Pi," Rhd,Taa, Phi, 
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G. L. Tucker (B 0), Vice Prest, A. G. Burrows (B I), Secretary* 
A — Vanderbilt University, John C. Brown, Jr., 117 S. Spruce 

Street, Nashville, Tenn. 
n — Univ. of Mississippi, J. R. Tipton, Box. 21, University, Miss^ 
B a — University of Georgia, A. L. Tidwell, Box 2, Athens, Ga. 
BE — Emory College, T. J. Shepard, Oxford, Ga. 
B% — University of the South, G. L. Tucker, ATA Lodge^ 

Sewanee, Tenn. 
B I — University of Virginia, M. M. Tunis, Univ. of Virginia, Va. 
BH — Tulane University, A. C. Phelps, 771 Prytania Street, New 



L. A. Weaver (B Y), President, Danville, 111. 
O — University of Iowa, B. Apple, University of Iowa, Iowa City, la. 
B r — University of Wisconsin, E. R. Sexton, 62 1 Lake Street, 

Madison, Wis. 
B H — University of Minnesota, C. E. Slusser, 624 E. 22d Street, 

B K — University of Colorado, W. H. Burger, Box 633, Boulder, Col. 
B n — Northwestern University, P. L. Windsor, Evanston, 111. ; 

Chapter Box 200. 
B P — Leland Stanford, Jr., University, H. H. Brown, Palo Alto, Cal. 
BT — University of Nebraska, W. M. Johnston, 520 South i6th 

Street, Lincoln, Neb. 
B Y — University of Illinois, H. B. Errett, Champaign, 111. 


R. L. Harris (X), President, Gambler, O. 

A. N. Fox (B Z), 1280 Wilcox Ave., Chicago, Secretary. 

W. W. Wood (K), Hillsdale, Mich., Treasurer. 

B — Ohio University, E. R. Lash, Jr., Athens, Ohio. 

A — University of Michigan, J. M. Swift, ATA House, Ann Arbor, 

B ^ — Albion College, C. A. Estes, 815 East Erie Street, Albion, Mich. 
H — Buchtel College, C. M. Chapman, ATA House, Akron, Ohio. 

— Bethany College, Zwinglious Moore, Bethany, W. Va. 

1 — Michigan Agricultural College, Geo. W. Rose, Agl. Co., Mich. 
K — Hillsdale College, A. W. Dorr, ATA House, 191 Hillsdale 

Street, Hillsdale, Mich. 
M — Ohio Wesleyan University, C. G. Stewart, Delaware, O. 
* — Hanover College, F. M. White, Hanover, Ind. 
X — Kenyon College, Robert L. Harris, Gambler, Ohio. 
♦ — University of Wooster, H. H. Johnson, 99 Barlle Street, 

Wooster, O. • 


B A — Indiana University, H. E. Rugh, Bloomington, Ind. 
B B — De Pauw University, W. Wolff, Greencastle, Ind. 
B Z — Butler University, Edgar T. Forsyth, Irvington, Ind. 
B* — Wabash College, B. R. Howell, 706 W. Wabash Street. 
Crawfordville, Ind. 

grand division op thb bast. 

L. K. Malvern (B O), President 

F. C. HoDGEON (B N), Vice President. 

C. P. Paulding (P), Secretary. 

A — Alleghany College, Wilbur J. Tate, Meadville, Pa. 

r — Washington and Jefferson College, W. C. Campbell, Lock Box 
I, Washington, Pa. 

P — Stevens Institute of Technology, Wallace Willett, ATA 
House, 1034 Bloomfield Street, Hoboken, N.J. 

S — Williams College, Jno. W. Dow, Box 146, Williamstown, Mass. 

T — Franklin and Marshall College, W. R. Seidle, 640 W. Chestnut 
Street, Lancaster, Pa. 

Y — Rensselaer Pol3^echnic Institute, M. Edward Evans, 145 Eighth 
Street, Troy, N.Y. 

B A — Lehigh University, J. S. Wallace, ATA House, S. Bethle- 
hem, Pa. 

B M — Tufts College, C. Henry Wells, Tufts College, Mass. 

B O — Cornell University, J. H. Hall, Box 1711, Ithaca, N.Y. 

B N — Mass. Inst. Tech, Albert W. Thompson, 563 Columbus 
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Street, Pittsburgh, Pa. 

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Cleveland Alumni Assoc'n, A. A. Bemis, The Arcade, Cleveland, O. 

Detroit Alumni Association, Chas. S. Warren, care Dickinson, 
Stevenson & Thurber, Detroit, Mich. 

Grand Rapids Alumni Association, Glenn M. Holmes, Grand 
Rapids, Mich. 

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Street, New Orleans, La. 


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At my winddw spinning, 
Weaving circles wider, wider, 
From the deft beginning ; 

Wheels and spokes until you 
Build your silken death trap cunning, 
Shall I catch you, kill you ? 

Nimble, shrewd as Circe, 
Death's your only aim and calling — 
Why should you have mercy ? 

Strike thee ? 
Not for rapine wilful, 
Man himself is too much like thee, 
Only not so skilful. 

Rife in 
Thee lives our Creator ; 
Thou 'rt a shape to hold a life in : 
I am nothing greater. 

George HorUm (^)^ 78, 
Munsefs Magazine^ October. 



I am a Jersey 'skeeter, and I revel by the sea, 
A-biting dudes and common folk in manner bold and free ; 
Today I'm full of English blood ; tomorrow every vein 
May hold the bluest, richest gore that ever came from Spain. 

Another day I'm like as not to sing " Die Wacht am Rhein," 
From having bit a German when perchance I came to dine ; 
And there are times when, reeling on my happy daily ways, 
I take a nip that's Paris bred and hum the " Marseillaise." 

Ofttimes I am a Russian from my wing-tip to my bill ; 
Ofttimes I hold the richest blood you '11 find on Murray Hill. 
Sometimes I take a mixture, but I find it does not pay, 
Unless I wish to suffer pain for many an anxious day. 

For I have found that when I 've bit a Briton and a Celt, 
I 'm pretty sure to suffer in the regions of my belt ; 
And when a Frenchman I have nipped, of Germans I keep free ; 
I do not want a battle-field down in the midst of me. 

From which I think 'tis evident, while seeming free from care, 
I have to keep a watchful eye upon my bill of fare ; 
And that is why I stick by you, my friend, the livelong night ; 
I 'm dieting — and, if I may, I '11 have another bite. 

Harper^ s Weekly, —John Kendrick Bangs.* 



The most successful fraternity will always be one sus- 
tained by the deepest loyalty. So the most successful policy 
of chapter extension must be that one which, in its aim at com- 
prehensiveness, calls forth and receives universal concession of 
opinion for sake of the general welfare. 

To ask a single individual to express his opinion on chap- 
ter extension, is to obtain a theory tainted with sectionalism. 
To ask him, as has been done in the present instance, to put 
into tangible form The attitude of the Kamea for Extension^ is 
to ask him to produce harmony out of a medley of ideas, a 
large majority of which have not even the recommendation of 
being mature, many more of which are advanced by men whose 
ideal for the fraternity is embodied in the degree of perfection 
attained by their own chapter, for the simple reason that they 
have seen no other. Compliance with the first request would 
mean an uninteresting article, because, in the words of the 
Editor, the writer is rabid on the subject ; compliance with the 
second is impossible even to an acute observer ; hence a me- 
dium course has been chosen — a theory will be defended 
which, it is thought, would prove most beneficial, because caus- 
ing least friction. 

Any theory, to carry weight, must be formed with a 
thorough appreciation of conflicting tendencies and of the con- 
ditions to which it is to be applied. Our theory of chapter 
extension must, therefore, recognize not only the strength of 
the Fraternity at large, but also the characteristics of its 
various sections which demand special concessions. First, let 
us distinguish, in a general way, between fraternities. There 


are the old eastern fraternities which have grown up with our 
oldest institutions, until to their very age has been accorded a 
respect which, in many cases, is inconsistent with all merit ; yet 
this is a source of strength which those who do not enjoy it 
have no right to scoff at ; for these, the question of extension 
is much simplified ; they have prestige and position ; passing 
years have accumulated for their individual chapters a wealth 
which insures success ; occasional atrophy sets in, but it is met 
at once by a branching out into some new and growing institu- 
tion, where its national reputation will help it to win a place, 
should the particular institution disagree with it in its concep- 
tion of its own worth. The difference, after all, is but little. 
The venture was only an experiment ; success was expected, 
but defeat not unforeseen. The injury to the cause is tran- 

There is a second and larger class; it consists of the 
younger fraternities whose birthplace has been the so-<jalled 
younger colleges. With these must Delta Tau Delta indubi- 
tably be classed. Many of these, imbued with premature ideas 
of pbwer and glory, have planted chapter after chapter in the 
many institutions which have sprung up here and there through- 
out the country. Their ambition to become a national frater- 
nity has produced a revulsion of feeling followed by a general 
onslaught upon eastern colleges — with how much success is 
not for us to say, but in no case has their growth been natui^, 
in every case has many an unnecessary and disastrous step been 
taken. Others have been more conservative and less ambi- 
tious, and have prospered much more. 

Delta Tau Delta, then, is one of the younger fraternities ; 
her growth has been a steady one, and, we who know her best 
maintain, a strong one, — though the most enthusiastic of us 
will not deny the presence of occasional missteps, — until, at 
the present time, it has assumed the form of conservative and 
rational progress. This is and always will be our aim ; to 
secure it we try to lay down a definite policy of extension. 


As a young fraternity, our growth is not from the East ; 
therefore, it is said, it should be toward the East ; but we can 
not see the force of the argument, for we believe neither in 
the necessity nor in the expediency of strong (numerically) rep- 
resentation in the East. We are not an Eastern fraternity, 
and in this respect we are content to be what we are. Let us 
then be content also with representation in the most available 
institutions of all sections, provided they be of good standing. 
Neither Delta Tau Delta nor any other fraternity, be its stand- 
ing elsewhere what it may, can force an entrance into an old 
institution where the name of half a dozen rivals has become 
tradition, — where decades have contributed to their wealth and 
influence, and hope for more than moderate success. We must, 
therefore, aspire to enter 'such institutions only as present to 
Delta Tau Delta an equal opportunity with those already estab- 
lished. We deny emphatically that a fraternity's standing else- 
where will be determined by the number of its Eastern chap- 
ters ; but we as firmly believe that its standing will be determined 
by the character of its Eastern chapters more than by that of 
any other group of chapters, because of its rivals, because of 
the prominence of fraternities in Eastern colleges, and because 
of the fact that their students come from every part of the 
country; wherefore, our policy should be to enter only such 
Eastern colleges as are young and progressive, such as insure 
more than moderate success. What advantage to enter the old 
second-rate institutions of the East, just because old fraternities 
are there ? They, themselves, would not enter them today. 

We have, and will always have, four divisions in our frater- 
nity, representing the four principal geographical sections of the 
country. The characteristics of the three remaining are not so 
different as to demand a separate theory for each, with the ex- 
ception (we wish here to acknowledge the source from which 
this idea is derived) that the colleges of each section must vary 
in standard, according as the section itself varies in the degree 
of -wealth, culture, and education attained Hence we must 


abandon at once the idea of being able to establish a universal 
policy of extension which is to be based upon the standard of 
the institutions of our own section, we must rather recognize a 
separate standard for each section, and determine the advisa- 
bility of extension in that direction entirely according to that 
standard, considering only the welfare of the fraternity at large 
paramount to this standard. 

We must also remember that the arguments against en- 
tering an institution because of the intrenchment of older 
fraternities does not hold here ; we are all, young and old, on 
an equal footing, and the history of many a college shows that 
the old is by no means the most successful. The struggle is 
one decided by the merit of the contestants, as a chapter and 
as a fraternity, to much greater extent than in the East. But 
here, as well as elsewhere, must we enter only progressive and 
representative {institutions, such institutions as demand respect 
and attract attention outside of their immediate locality ; hence 
institutions which can, in a measure, at least, counterbalance 
the tendency which takes so many of our Western students to 
Eastern colleges. 

We have, thus far, argued from the supposition that fur- 
ther extension is desirable, but what ground have we to make 
such a supposition in the case of Delta Tau Delta .^ Why 
should she, with her roll of almost forty chapters, feel con- 
strained to branch out from college to college.^ Were this 
question to be put to some enthusiastic brother, the answer 
would flash back, "We must, to be a national fraternity." 
Forgive us, brother, if we shatter your idol, but we do not believe 
in such a thing in your sense of the word ; we do not believe 
that there are any national fraternities today, or that there ever 
will be ; for those who can, will not, and those who will, can not ; 
ubiquity on your part does not justify your claim — it is not 
enough, it is rather too much — that you be represented in 
every college of moderately good standing in the country ; you 
must rather make yourself so felt in the colleges where you are 


located, that your influence and power will be pulsated through 
the whole Greek world, and, in that way, through the world of 
education and culture. That your prestige in one college will 
be so great as to establish for you a like reputation in colleges 
where you are not, and care not to be represented. Then, 
and only then, will you be a national fraternity. 

The arguments for uninterrupted extension are numerous. 
To answer them all, even in part, is impossible. However, one 
or two may, in passing, be touched upon. Prominently stands 
the very unique plea, so often advanced by alumni, that a cer- 
tain institution ranks with, perhaps above, some other institu- 
tion at which we have a chapter ; to be consistent we must 
enter it. We respect the opinion of men who have worked for 
our fraternity so many years, whose interest has never flagged, 
but the past few years have made many changes which they 
cannot always appreciate. We may have mack mistakes in the 
past which we wish to avoid in the future. Moreover, we 
do not aim to be stationary, but ever to improve, — to make each 
step a better one than the last, that each new chapter may be 
as good as every old one in all that age must not contribute. 
In our policy of entension we must be prospective, not retro- 
spective ; we must aim above and not below our present stand- 
ard, be the argument what it may. We have in five years out- 
grown many a past standard ; many a college which then 
would have been, perhaps was, entered. Withdraw their char- 
ters then } Not at all. Those five years have been spent in 
active effort to advance the cause. Men who have done most 
to place us in a position to aspire to something higher, have 
come from those chapters. They have served us well. They 
serve us well today, and are no detriment to our progress. 

There is another argument which is urged sometimes; 
the financial reason for extension. We mention it, because we 
have heard it. It is enough to dismiss it with the statement 
that it is unsound to the very core. No association is too small 
to have sound finances, hence let the fraternity regulate the 


finances and not the finances the fraternity. Have a system 
which the fraternity can carry, and spend your time in enforc- 
ing it. 

In conclusion, we believe neither in the necessity nor in the 
advisability of further extension for Delta Tau Delta, but we 
believe most heartily in that internal development and perfect- 
ing of system which must result ultimately in greater power to 
the fraternity. Let us pay constant attention to strengthening 
our old chapters, adding here a little, there a little, overcoming 
weakening tendencies, not providing for them ; always remem- 
bering that our fraternity cannot exceed the aggregate strength 
of its chapters, that its weakest chapter will always counteract 
its strongest, and we shall soon recognize in Delta Tau Delta 
a more prosperous fraternity. Stability is the foundation of all 
success. We must, therefore, thoroughly absorb the new ele- 
ments already introduced, before we introduce others. Let us 
not, in our ambition for our fraternity, over-estimate her strength 

and ruin her. 

Alvan Emile Duerr. 


This subject includes the withdrawal as well as the granting 
of charters. I am not one of those who believe in the asser- 
tion that " Whatever is, is right " ; that because a college was 
placed on our chapter roll some years ago, therefore it should 
be kept there regardless of its own growth. 

ATA has proven that she can more than hold her own 
in the fraternity world. None appreciate that fact so vividly as 
those who were undergraduates previous to the *8os. The 
colleges on her roll can properly be expected to make as rapid 
advancement ; and if any fail to do so, the argument that it is as 
good now as it was when we placed our chapter there should 
not be allowed weight. 

Neither individuals nor chapters should be allowed to stand 
as impediments in the way of our fraternity's progress. We 


occupy the position we do today, because of tireless work. 
Every college has a more influential backing than ATA, and 
if it does not keep pace with us, there is no reason why we 
should allow our progress to be made more difficult by con- 
tinuing a chapter within its walls. 

This is not the sentimental way of looking at the matter ; 
but a fraternity can no more develop strength on sentiment of 
this kind than can an athlete. Business principles must be 
applied to the ' organizing of fraternities as well as to any pro- 
ject in the commercial world, and the more closely they are 
applied the more rapidly will this Fraternity come to the front. 

If our officers find that any college is acting as a drag on 
us, they should tut it off, and they should do so promptly ; there 
is no excuse for any other kind of action. 

On the other hand, I would favor a policy of granting char- 
ters to petitioners from colleges whose outlook for the future is 
good, giving the prefence to non-sectarian and state institutions, 
as being the colleges which fifty years from now will wield the 
greatest influence. I believe in making our fraternity of the 
greatest possible influence; to do this we must enter many 
colleges ; we must have a fairly large chapter roll, though it is 
not necessary that we become a " National " fraternity. I 
never did have any sympathy with that idea, which means a 
large number of chapters scattered all over the country in 
colleges good, bad, and indifferent, and the maintaining of 
them whether they are an honor to the Fraternity or not. 

In my opinion our policy should be to get out of several col- 
leges we are now in and to slowly occupy others wherein as yet 
we are not represented. I would stay out of Lafayette because 
it is being seriously injured by Princeton and has seen its best 
days. I would withdraw from Wooster, as being beneath our 
standard, and I can readily add to this number if any one is 

curious enough to inquire of me. 

LowRiE McClurg. 

14 tS£ ItAlNBOW. 


Having been requested to express my views as to what 
should be the policy of our Fraternity as to extension, I desire 
to say that I am heartily in favor of placing chapters in every 
iirst-class college or university, in every division, rating their 
standing in accordance with existing circumstances. There 
are divisions, it is true, which have advantages over others, 
as to wealth, curriculum, etc.; but I do not believe that it is 
good* policy to withhold chapters from institutions of these in- 
ferior divisions on that account. 

On the other hand, it should be our policy to seek only 
the best in every division. Do not draw the line as to wealth 
or curriculum, but let each division take care of itself. Let 
each division, in its own judgment, pass upon petitions for 
chapters, subject to supervision of the arch chapter. It seems 
to me that when petitions are indorsed by the conventions they 
should be granted by the arch chapter. This would then place 
more responsibility upon each division and interest would be 
increased, and in consequence a more healthy condition of 
affairs would be created. * 

I hope I may be pardoned for suggesting that each divis- 
ion knows its needs best, and can take care of itself better than 
can the arch chapter. 

But the arch chapter should be the general supervisor, and 
settle all questions arising from the conventions. 

More could be written on this subject, but I am a great be- 
liever in brevity, as it has been said that *' it is the soul of wit " ; 
but I am at the same time a believer in extending ATA, 
and it is my earnest wish and desire to see the old fraternity 
enter all the best colleges and universities of all the divisions 

and be perpetuated. 

T. J. Trimmier. 



In view of the fact that the next conference of the Southern 
Division will be held in New Orleans, at Mardi Gras time, a 
few words concerning the occasion will not be out of place. 

Mardi Gras in 1895 will fall on Tuesday, February 26. 
Delegates and members of the Fraternity visiting New Orleans 
at that time will have the opportunity of not only attending 
the conference, but of witnessing the magnificent pageants for 
which New Orleans is famous and for which thousands of peo- 
ple annually flock to the Crescent City. 

Mardi Gras (French), literally " fat Tuesday," was so called 
from the French practice of parading a fat ox {poeuf gras) 
during the celebration of the day. This is a portion of the ex- 
planation given in the Century Dictionary, which also adds 
that " in New Orleans the day is celebrated with revelry and 
elaborate display." 

The members of Beta Xi and the New Orleans Alumni 
Association of Delta Tau Delta propose to make the Tenth 
Conference an event in the history of the Division. Of course 
at present the exact pro^mme can only be conjectured ; but 
that the New Orleans Deltas will leave no stone unturned to 
make it a success, goes without saying. There is no charac- 
teristic of the New Orleans people more marked and more 
recognizable by all visitors than the kindly courtesies and hos- 
pitality which they extend to all strangers who come to the 
city in proper guise. Let every one who expects to attend the 
Mardi Gras festivities announce his intention of so doing and 
he will be welcomed with the true Delta spirit. 

' At present the idea is to have the delegates arrive Sunday 
(24th), or early Monday morning. The first session will be 


called at some selected place at about lo a.m. Monday. After 
preliminaries and a brief sitting, the conference will adjourn till 
Tuesday morning. The afternoon and evening will be devoted 
to sightseeing and witnessing the parades. Tuesday morning 
another session, and Tuesday afternoon and evening will be 
devoted to sightseeing and witnessing the gorgeous pageants 
of Rex and Comus. Wednesday will be devoted to business 

Aside from the banquet, several other social events are 
contemplated and promised, that will be important features of 
the gathering. Full information and particulars as to head- 
quarters, etc., etc., may be had by addressing Ivy G. Kittredge, 
Albemarle P. O., La., and Albert C. Phelps, 771 Prytania 
Street. Round-trip railroad tickets to New Orleans at Mardi 
Gras times are generally sold at " one-way prices " or less — 
never more than one way and one-third — thus reducing trav- 
eling expenses to a minimum. 





prhe following letter from one of our grandest " Boys of 
old " will warm the hearts of all who know him. And to those 
who do not know him there is a rich pleasure in store. 
Would that there were more like him !.] 

Grand Rapids, Mich., Sept. 26, 1894. 
Dear Editor Rainbow: 

Your circular letter, just at hand, is what I call a " Jim 
Dandy." You did not run across this idiom in your Greek or 
Latin verse. Dear old Webster was unacquainted with it ; but 
it is expressive and enthusiastic, and I imagine after using it 
one feels much the same relief as the man who uses a cuss word 
when mad and is unaccustomed to do so. 

But the fact Webster does not mention this in his novels 
proves only that he was behind the times — "wasn't in it," as 
the best thinkers of the day would say — or to use a political 
expression, " he did not know where he was at ! " 

But Webster knew nothing of electrical possibilities, never 
saw a modem steamship or railroad, never heard of Debs, 
or Waite, or Altgeld, or Breckenridge, or Pollard, or any of the 
5,000 modem wonders ; and I never read anything that would 
excel Mr. Webster in the restless, changing and uninteresting 
style he uses. He has no hero or heroine ; and what good 
now-a-days is a book without a girl in it } 

But Webster *s dead, and it 's mean to find fault with a 
dead man ; so let *s draw the veil of charity and antiquity and 
pass on. Now I want to get out from under your remarks and 
send you herein $2.00. It 's the only ^2.00 I have in sight, 
and under the present delightful business conditions, the " in- 


nocuous desuetude " of Democracy, I am a man of leisure ; and 
as old Ben Franklin said, " Time is Money." I am in elegant 
shape financially. 

Well, you are doing a good work for Delta Tau Delta, I 
suppose she will keep growing right along. She is now so 
large I hardly recognize her, but love her as a parent does a 
growing daughter. May peace and prosperity attend her ! 
May valiant knights like yourself ever rally to her standard, 
and she has become a power for good among the young men who 
seek knowledge in our institutions of learning — that they may- 
develop through her influences heart qualities as well as mind 

My best wishes to yourself, to Bemis (grand old war- 
horse), and the other loyal active Deltas who labor for the 
beautiful and good. 

Fraternally yours, 

J. B. Ware. 



The charter of the Chicago Alumni Association bears the 
date of Feb. 17, 1880, and I believe this makes it the oldest 
alumni organization in the Fraternity, as well as one of the 
oldest fraternity organizations in the city of Chicago. It may 
not be the most successful nor the most influential association 
in the Fraternity ; but it has entertained a National convention, 
and it has had charge of the installation of two undergraduate 
chapters. The preamble to its constitution declares that the 
members, " Being desirous of continuing and perpetuating our 
interest in the objects and affairs of the Fraternity ; of advanc- 
ing its interest in this vicinity ; of promoting a better acquaint- 
ance, socially and professionally, among the graduate members 
of the Fraternity," etc.; and as it adheres strictly to this plan, 
it is ignorant whether similar organizations of other fraternities 
in Chicago have been as successful as it has or not ; it is ready 
to congratulate them if they have ; but there is no need of 
drawing comparisons between them and it. 

Several preliminary meetings had been held before formal 
application for a charter was made, and an organization was 
effected at a meeting held Jan. 27, 1880, at the Tremont 
House, which was so well attended and such enthusiasm was 
shown, that a petition was at once drawn up and forwarded. 
James Lane Allen, Bethany, 1867, was the first president. 

As soon as the charter was received the attention of the 
new organization was turned to the making of preparations for 
the National Convention, which was to be held in Chicago in 
October. A committee consisting of M. R. Freshwater, N. N. 
Hurst, Wallace Heckman, W. D. Bishopp, and Samuel Kerr^ 
was appointed to make arrangements ; and so efficient did it 


prove itself, that the Chicago Convention has come down in 
history as being among the most successful of the many suc- 
cessful conventions held by A T A. Nineteen of the then 
twenty-two chapters were represented, the delegates all being 
entertained by the members of this association. 

After the adjournment of convention the association settled 
down to what was at that time the routine life of similar organi- 
zations in all fraternities ; L e., one meeting or dinner a year, 
the life of the body being concentrated in an executive com- 
mittee elected at each annual dinner to look after matters be- 
tween times. 

However, just here, with her usual originality of thought 
and action, ATA made a move which has been so successful 
with her that other fraternities have adopted it with equally 
good results. The plan originated with the New York asso- 
ciation in 1885, and was, to hold frequent meetings of an in- 
formal character, at least four during the year ; that body cele- 
brating February 22 by holding its Annual on that date. The 
Chicago Association decided to adopt the same plan ; and at a 
meeting held at the Tremont House on Nov. 16, 1886, a 
reorganization was effected, M. R. Freshwater, Bethany, 1 864, 
being elected president ; Dr. N. N. Hurst, Washington and 
Jefferson, 1869, vice-president; H. C. Alexander, University of 
Michigan, 1882, treasurer; and Lowrie McClurg, Allegheny, 
1879, secretary. The plan is to have an informal supper served 
at half-past six on the evening set, the members coming from 
business, evening dress being discouraged, and early hours 
' being kept. Since this arrangement went into effect the life of 
the association has been much more robust, the members are 
better acquainted with each other and take a much greater in- 
terest in affairs than when but one meeting a year was held. 
The informal suppers are generally held at the Athletic Club. 

The two installations which have taken place under the 
direction of the Chicago Association were highly successful, 
and have already beeti described in the pages of the Rainbow. 


It is not claiming too much to assert that this body originated 
the custom of making the installation of a new chapter a. much 
more important matter than it had ever been previously ; and 
this is as it should be, for the beginning of the life of a chap- 
ter is an important matter and the occasion should be made a 

dignified one. The example thus set has been followe ind 


other parts of the country and Jias become the practice of the 
Fraternity, a practice which the arch chapter will probably fos- 
ter in the future as it has in the past. I have already taken up 
so much space that I have left no room for individual notes ; 
these can come in a later number of the Rainbow. 

LowRiE McClurg. 




The past year has been an interesting one for our histo- 
rian. Three times have chapters long since dead, including one 
which could be said to have died at birth, been brought to life 
again ; the last is the regeneration of the old Psi at Wabash Col- 
lege into the Beta Psi of today. It begins well, with a lot of 
enthusiastic and energetic men, who have been organized since 
1890 as the local society Alpha Theta Phi. 

The installation took place on the evening of September 
the eleventh, in the private rooms of the Commercial Club of 
Indianapolis. The rooms were soon converted into a chapter 
hall, and the initiation began under the supervision of Harry 
Murphy, of Chi, Lowry, of Chi, and Duerr, of Sigma. The 
initiation was followed by a pleasant dinner. 

The event was thoroughly enjoyable. The alumni of 
Indianapolis turned out well. McClurg was, in a measure, 
responsible for the acquisition, and, of course, came from 
Chicago to see that the proper treatment was accorded it. Then 
there was Prof. Kingery of Crawfordsville, Mull of Rushville, 
Duerr of Exeter, N.H., Beta Zeta en masse and many others. 
It is a source of regret that we cannot give the list of toasts, 
but, if you know the men, it will not be necessary. Brother 
Keith ushered in each flow of eloquence with a happy intro- 
duction, and Potts, McClurg, McMastcrs, Kingery and Curtis, 
among the veterans, all responded. Ludlow did the honours for 
the undergraduate chapters, and Hains testified that Delta 
enthusiasm is as contagious to an infant as whooping cough. 

Delta Tau Delta is well pleased with this last addition to 
her chapter roll — she has been sleeping at Wabash for fifteen 
years, and has awakened to find herself installed in a new insti- 


tution, because progress has left few signs, except traditions of 
the old, and possessed of a body of men who during four years 
have shown their ability to succeed. Wabash is in the unique 
position of being one of the few non-co-educational colleges in 
the West — her men are of a good class, and as is but natural 
in such an institution, fraternities are an important factor in 
their college life. We have a right to expect much of our new 
chapter and we feel that we shall not be disappointed. 



BY ALEXAND P. RICE, F. A. R. C. E., L. L. D. 


Mr. Shakespeare was a great author. Among other things 
he wrote Romeo attd Julia^ T/ie Twelfth Night or What You 
Will and some very pretty sonnets. Like most other great 
men he was born in England, in which country he also died, 
and his body now rests beneath its fertile soil. It is the 
purpose of this paper to criticise (though, of course, kindly) the 
works of Mr. Shakespeare, as I deem him one of the greatest, if 
not the greatest author who ever wrote. 

It is certainly advi.sable for 'all persons to read at least 
criticisms on great writers, so they may be able to speak fluently 
and intelligent upon them. It is hardly necessary to read the 
works themselves, for then we do not get the opinions of great 
critics, and have to read so much about which we can never 
speak. But with criticisms we are, at least, familiarized with 
the characters sufficient to speak fluently and intelligent upon 

A few words at this stage /nay be given about Mr. Shakes- 
peare's life. There were some things in his biography which 
it would not be moral to mention, as dear stealing, and other 
kindred vices ; still we are all like him in this respect, we all 
have aired. 

Our author was born, like Abraham Lincoln, in the most 
intense poverty ; and another comparison between these two 
Semigods is that one was born just three hundred and one years 
before the other died. " The third time is the charm," as the 
poet says; and so it was, William was born third, at Stratford. 


"A sweet English villiage — this S ! seated in the edge of 

a silvery river, green with turf banks and woody slopes, pictur- 
esque with cottage houses and cottage gardens, crowned with a 
village church ivy clad, surrounded by moss-grown graves, ap- 
proached by a lime tree avenue, and its slender spire tapering 
towards heaven.** This is a just tribute to our auther — but let 
us proceed. 

After Mr. Shakespeare got married, he left his wife to go 
to London, a most unrighteous deed. Yet if he had not done 
this, the world might not have had his pretty peaces, and criti- 
cisms upon them. His wife having been his superiority in age, 
made it hard for him to be master of his house, and his wife, it 
is reasonable to believe was mean to him. However that may 
be, let us now took up briefly his peaces. 

Romeo and Julia is a sad peace, wrote in verse which sel- 
dom rimes. In the peace Romeo and Julia are the heroes ; and 
say pretty things to one another. For example : — 

" Thou knowest that night is upon my mask, 
Else would a maiden blush bepaint my cheek." 

One would hardly expect this wight from Julia ; but to use 
the expression of the little boy, " she is a bird.** On the other 
hand Romeo often talks very silly. Of course you understand 
he is in love ; but silliness ne 'r won fair lady. A word about 
quotation — learn all you can. The quotations given in this 
treatis I learn when a young man, and have never had to refer 
to the book since. 

Julia is a lovely girl, yet to young to think of getting mar- 
ried. I, therefore, demur from stating her age, for knowing as 
I do, it would cause many another youth to take additional 
burden upon his hands. The Balcony Scene is a most intense 
and exciting part, in which our author says some pretty things, 
and the peace end with the death of both the heroes. 

It is with profound regret that I am compelled to speak 
unfavorable, in places, concerning this peace ; for often our 


auther speak very confusedly, and apparent without meaning 
and cents ; for a half page at a time he seem costive — tied up, 
as it were. This may be comprehended easy, however, when 
I tell you that Mr. Shakespeare was given and often addicted 
to strong drinks, during which time it is suppose that he wrote 
these portions. Let this be a lessen to my readers never to 
take liquor in any form. 

Mr. Shakespeare was not only a great literary author, but 
had also a theoretic mind. Take for example Hamleton's 

" To be or to be not." 

Though this shows a theoretric mind, I am compelled to 
criticize, though, of course, kindly. Mr. Shakespeare had not 
the faith in immortality that a great author should have. In 
another place Hamilton speaks of God, sowe are somewhat 
intermingled whether our author really believed in God are not ; 
but let us hope that he did, and now sits at the right hand of 
the Great Whit Thrown. 

It is an agreed opinion among literary critics, at least of 
the present day, that Mr. Shakespeare was indeed, as claimed 
in this treatis, an great writer ; but some of them resist our 
auther and say that Mr. Lord Baconsfield wrote the peaces 
which we now praise our auther for. This belief is held by Mr. 
Ignorance Donnelly. Yet let us not forget that even in critics 
'* variety is the spice of life," as well as bread its staff. 



One of the most important events in Delta Tau Delta 
circles in the East took place in Boston, Saturday, Nov. 3. It 
was important both as regards the object in view, as well as in 
the personages present and the representatives from distant 

It was ostensibly the joint initiation and banquet of Beta 
Mu at Tufts and Beta Nu at Tech, though it proved to be a 
union of nearly all available Delts in the vicinity. It is doubt- 
ful whether so many have met on any like occasion here in the 
East, except perhaps at the division conferences at New York. 

Plans had been going on for some time ; and when both 
chapters were ready, Tufts with four and Tech with two men, 
respectively, the work was begun. The initiatory ceremonies 
were held at Beta Mu's new house on College Hill, to which 
many visiting Delts repaired. President Babcock, now at Har- 
vard, occupied the principal chair. Max Ehrmann, Editor of The 
Rainbow, and Ed. H. Hughes, Mu, '89, occupied prominent 
positions, while Messrs. Campbell and Shuman, Beta Nu, John- 
son and Wells, Beta Mu, assisted the others mentioned in put- 
ting the initiates through in due form. 

Soon after the ceremonies, which were conducted finely, 
were over, the company repaired to Young's Hotel, whose 
cuisine is far-famed and whose hospitality is unexcelled. A 
seven-course dinner was soon out of sight and toasts in order. 
The list of speakers and toasts is here given : — 

The Purple, White and Gold" ... Ed. H. Hughes, Mu, '89 
Why Am I Here To-night ? " . . . Albert W. Thompson, Nu 
Music: Violin and Piano . . Messrs. Shuman and Lindcnlaub 
Story Max Ehrmann 


The Prophecy Sidney Breed Johnson, Beta Mu, *gS 

Music : Violin and Piano . . Messrs. Shuman and Lindenlaub 
Fast or Slow ?.-.... John Winthrop Dow, Sigma, '96 
The Fraternity as an Educator . . . . G. H. Geyer, Mu, '90 

With Mr. Babcock as toast master, several additional 
speakers, with unusually fine music, and an unusually merry 
and genial crowd of fellows, the evening was a most unparalleled 
success. Every one was alive to the occasion ; some excellent 
toasts were offered ; and with the " Choctaw Walk-around '.' to 
close the evening's enjoyment, every one of the thirty-four 
Delts present was in hearty accord with the spirit of the 

Besides Beta Mu's sixteen actives, and Beta Nu's eight 
actives, there were present Messrs. Babcock, Ehrmann and 
Duerr of the arch chapter, Geyer, Mu, '90, Cameron, Mu, '94, 
Hughes, Mu, '89, Dickins, Hodgdon and Wade, Beta Mu, '94. 
Other prominent Delts in the vicinity, some of whom attended 
the initiatory ceremonies, found it impossible to attend the ban- 

This is but the beginning of what will doubtless prove a 
good thing for the fraternity at large — a strengthening of our 
forces in the East, and a new interest in our chapters here. 
Things will hum with so large a force of enthusiastic Delts to 
push the cart as gathered Nov. 3. 

Wee wi wow ! 

Wee wi wow ! 

Here's to good old Delta tau ! 

Wee wi wow ! 

Chas. Henry Wells. 



" Every Where '* is a new paper which from its editor's 
name, will doubtless be known as "Will Carleton's paper." 
In his wide and keen observation of men and things, in his 
power to appeal to the better side of us all, in our everyday 
work-a-day life, there is assurance that the little paper will find 
a warm welcome wherever the name of its genial editor is 
known. Regarding it we clip the following from the College 
Herald (Sept. 20) of Hillsdale, Mich : 

The paper is gotten up in a style that leaves nothing to 
wish for — the type is exceptionally large, clear and beautiful, 
and the matter itself from the first page to the last is refresh- 
ingly bright, incisive and pertinent to the day we live in with 
its best aspirations and hopes and promises for the future. The 
illustrations also promise to be a feature of no small interest 
and the two plates given in the first number from the paintings 
by Mr. Ried of Toronto, illustrative of two of Mr. Carleton's 
poems, the " Lullaby " and the " Foreclosing of the Mortgage," 
may be considered as only the> forerunners of much in this line 
that promises to aid in the making of Every Where, 

The Mining of Native Copper and its Manufacture in 
THE Lake Superior Region, by Prof. Arthur Edwin 
Haynes, KappUy '78. The Year Book of the Society of 
Engineers^ University of Minnesota, May, 1894. 

The Reality of the Mind, by the Rev. William Porter 
Lee, Psi ex '89, Post Graduate and Wooster Quafterly^ 
April, 1894. This number also contains the address deliv- 
ered at the decennial reunion of the class of '83 of the 
University of Wooster, by Charles H. Krichbaum. 




This is an editorial on Chapter Letters. Always pay some 
attention to truth and English, please. 


For many generations in the life of every Fraternity the 
question of chapter extension is an important one. Until a 
fraternity has concluded upon its policy, this question is open, 
and indeed often long afterward. 

The names of our contributors in this issue on the above 
subject need no biographical notes. They are ex-President 
McClurg, Alvan E. Duerr, and T. J. Trimmier. Everybody 
should read the discussion. 


With the last issue of The Rainbow ended the work of 
Brother Eberth as its editor. Few men have labored more 
earnestly for the welfare of the Fraternity than he, and few 
will be remembered longer for wise counsel in the arch chapter. 

Through '89, '90 and '91, Brother Eberth was president 
of the Northern division, in which capacity he conducted the 
affairs of that division with the same enthusiasm which has 
characterized all his fraternity work. At the Kamea held in 
Indianapolis last year he was elected editor of this publication, 


which has indeed, been a success under his editorship. Not only 
for its former Rainbow editor is the Fraternity indebted to Bro. 
Eberth, but also for one of its strongest chapters. For a long 
time Chi (Kenyon) had but one member, and that was Brother 
Eberth. The fate of this chapter seemed decided. But in- 
stead of producing her chaiter to the arch chapter, Chi has 
since produced such charter makers as Duerr, Doolittle, Harris 
and others. Though Brother Eberth is no more editor of The 
Rainbow, he is still a Delt, and expresses his readiness at all 
times to further the interests of the Fraternity. 

Such debts as we owe these men who have spent many 
valuable hours through long years for the Fraternity can never 
be repaid, but should stimulate all of us to better and nobler 
efforts for our posterity. As succeeding Brother Eberth, we 
feel reluctant in predicting the future of The Rainbow ; yet, 
with the hearty co-operation of all, we shall try to be worthy 
of such a predecessor. 


" To be, or not to be," is the question of every right-think- 
ing youth as he enters college. To want, or not to want 
and finally, to get or not to get, the question of every fraternity. 
The method of getting varies with different fraternities and 
with different chapters. Some have no particular plan, but go 
in to win, and we are not sure but that this is as good a way 
as any. It may not be amiss to make a few remarks upon the 
character of rushing, whether with or without plan. 

A chapter should never — can never — afford to stoop to 
low methods. If it is necessary to misrepresent a fraternity in 
order to obtain men, those men would better be lost, for soon 
enough will they learn the deception. If it is considered neces- 
sary by any fraternity to denounce other fraternities, that 
fraternity has not the right of existence. Everybody agrees 


with this ; every chapter in every fraternity says " Amen ; " 
yet in these days of intense contest, some do anything to 
get desirable men. Let us not be guilty of foul practices. 
If the Delta Tau Delta Fraternity is not able to stand upon its 
own merits, let it fall. It is able to stand. It does stand. 
It will stand. Honesty and truth will always win with the 
class of men we wish to have in our ranks ; and ^bove all, it 
will win the respect of those who are not directly concerned, 
but whose good will is invaluable. 


We refer there, of course, to unmarried undergraduates, 
yet married undergraduates may find in what follows some prac- 
tical suggestions helpful out side the Fraternity. 

By this time every chapter has had some additions ; and 
«very addition some perplexities. Now these perplexities the 
older members of the Fraternity should dismiss. Tell the new 
men all you know about the Fraternity (but never more) and 
encourage them to find out for themselves, since the value of 
one's fraternity life is largely influenced by one's knowledge of 
its history and workings. 

On the other hand there are some things which, if you 
possess, you would better not teach the new comers. For 
example, in certain societies in German universities one must 
have certain physiological enlargements before he is considered 
a member of high standing. These physiological enlargements 
are frequently tested by the quantity of the extract pf hops one 
is able to filter through his teeth. Of course none of our 
chapters have such a requirement ; but if there exists anything 
along that line, it would better not be taught to the new mem- 
ber, but instead taken away from the old ones. 

The Fraternity, in a sense, should take the place of the 
paternal fireside; the new members should be taken in and 


made to feel at home, and should only be taught the better and 
nobler things, that in turn they may exercise a wholesome 
influence on those who are to come in the future. What ever may 
be the ideas of the individual, one thing is certain — the new 
members should not be allowed to drift. They should be taken 
care of, and reared in the true and enthusiastic spirit of 



S A E has swung out a chapter of seventeen men at 
Northwestern University. It has representatives in every 
clasSy as well as in the Theological and Medical departments. 
This makes the seventh fraternity now represented at the uni- 

A X through two of its alumni is working up a chapter at 
the University of Wisconsin ; so certain are they of success 
that they have secured a house. There should be plenty of 
room for them. 

B li has established what it calls a dispensation chap- 
ter in the University of the City of New York. The Columbia 
chapter opposes the plan of entering the other institutions. 

4^ Y is evidently looking with favor on P K Y local at the 
University of Wisconsin. The University Magazine for Sep- 
tember has quite a laudatory article in it written by Albert P. 
Jacobs, who is a P 4^ Y, who can see no good in any other 
fraternity. Rho Kappa Upsilon once was a chapter of K Y, 
but left that fraternity in a way anything but honorable to it. 

Indiana colleges are in fine condition. De Pauw is on a 
boom, and Notre Dame is favored with a large incoming class. 
Wabash has more students than it can take care of, and the 
University of Indiana is also crowded. 

University of Michigan has the biggest total attendance 
ever known, and next to Harvard the largest enrollment of any 
university or college in America. The universities of Wiscon- 
sin, Minnesota, Iowa and Nebraska are all live and growing 
institutions, and their present student bodies are larger than 
last year. 

AtL SORTS. 3j; 

In the far West the University of Colorado and the Leland 
Stanford, Jr. University, with their enormous resources, have 
acquired the prominence expected. On the whole, the Western 
colleges are experiencing a better growth and development thaii^ 
their Eastern rivals, and their catalogues this year will indicate 
the difference in improvement. — Chicago Evening Post^ Oct. 1 5.- 

Just a word as to " rushing " new men. The time should 
be past when A K E has to start out and solicit member- 
ship. It should be now more a question of selection. Many 
of our chapters have formidable rivals to contend with and a 
certain amount of " rushing " is necessary, but this idea of a 
chapter hustling around and acting as though their very exist- 
ence depended upon their securing one man, or any number of 
men for that matter, is in our opinion wrong. Our fraternity 
does not need it, a chapter cannot afford to do. it. — Editorial 
from A K E Quarterly for May ^ 1894. 



After Being Worked to Death by Both He Casts His Fortunes with 

Delta Tau Delta. 

A typical instance of college fraternity "rushing" and 
methods has been developed at the State University during the 
past few days. Wirt Wilson, a son of Gen. Wilson, of this 
city, was a much " rushed " man upon his entrance into the uni- 
versity this fall, and was the subject of contention between two 
well-known Greek letter fraternities — Chi Psi and Delta Kappa 
Epsilon. He hesitated in his choice between these societies 
but, it is claimed, was finally pledged to the latter. This pledge 


however, Wilson did not consider binding, and he was subse- 
quently released. There was another fraternity which had its 
eyes upon Wilson and during all the fight they lay low and 
took matters calmly. Last Thursday night they quietly wended 
their way toward Wilson's residence and, after a talk which was 
somewhat extended, they adjourned, highly gratified with their 
success and an engagement to meet the aspirant for member- 
ship in the morning at 7 o'clock. True to their word, Delta 
Tau Delta was on Wilson's doorstep at 7 to the minute. As 
soon as their offer was preferred and arguments were put, Mr. 
Wilson decided into which fraternity he was going. While this 
conference was going on, the other two fraternities were await- 
ing at the " U " watching all car lines, in order to get the first 
shot at the man. In a short time a messenger got off the car 
and handed a note to one of the Dekes. He quickly read it 
showed it around to the rest of his brothers and then announced 
audibly that Wirt Wilson was a Delta Tau and cong^tulations 
were in order for the winning fraternity. 

This piece of rushing is the sensation of the hour, and old 
fraternity rushers state that it is beyond anything in the rushing 
line that they know of. — Minneapolis Times, 

The first woman in the world to receive the degree of 
Electrical Engineer, is Miss Bertha Lawrence of Spring^eld, 
Ohio, a graduate of the State University. 

The XI. chapter of the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity at 
Colby held their annual meeting and banquet Friday evening. 
After the initiation a special train was taken to Skowhegan 
where a banquet was served. 

We wonder why they did not go to , [Ed. 




Old Alpha started in this term with six men Brothers McCord, 
Neff, McFarland, Johnson, Thompson and myself. 

In regard to our coming convention of Feb. 22, 1895 — we 
want every chapter in the Grand Division of the East to send as 
many representatives as possible, if not the entire chapter. We 
expect to have Will Carlton with us during the week of the conven- 
tion ; and as another drawing card, Alpha will give one of her 
renowned Choctaw powwows. 

We have three men on the foot-ball team : Brothers Johnson, 

Neff and Knapp. 

Archibald G. Irvin. 


Beta Chapter begins the year with (6) six initiates. Four old 
men who are out this term will be in during the year. Brother Boat- 
man, of '98, we now introduce to the fraternity. We have pledged C. 
M. Matheney and H. Claude Dieterich of '99. Brother Schott of '92 
is back doing post-graduate work in philosophy. We have every indi- 
cation of a successful year. 

C. C. Smith. 


The University has now been rimning more than two weeks, 
and the indications are that the attendance will be larger than last 
year. Delta, however, does not start with especially promising out- 
look. For various reasons, the boys were unable to get back early 
and the result is a lack of freshmen. Seven of us are back, and we 
have one excellent man pledged, but the prospect of more is rather 
slim. However, we hope for the best and are keeping our eyes open. 

J. W. Swift. 



Very little has happened to disturb the even tenor of our way 
during the term now nearly finished, except the initiating of five 
new men and the leaving of one old one. We opened up in August 
with five men ; but soon Brother Hobart had to leave us on account 
of ill health. We have the pleasure of introducing to the notice of 
Deltas Brothers Gage and Yaple of '97, and Brothers Crawford, 
Coats and Baker of '98. 

There is quite a change in the appearance of the campus and 
buildings, caused by the addition of several hundred incandescent 
lamps. More are needed, and the Legislature will be asked for an 
appropriation for a new and more powerful dynamo. 

The eleventh triennial reunion of Alumni of the college was 
held Aug. 10 and 11. Several Alumni of the chapter visited us 
during that time. 

The street railway has finally reached the college and the num- 
ber of visitors this summer is more than double that of any other 
summer. Geo. W. Rose, 


Another college year has opened, and Eta extends greetings to 
the Delta Tau Delta family. 

Through some unaccountable oversight, the last issue of The 
Rainbow contained no communication from Eta; consequently we 
beg leave to say a few words concerning the close of a prosperous 
year of college life. 

The last week of every school year finds each student with a 
happy countenance ; and truly this was a conspicuous feature in our 
chapter when it was known that Eta had secured a goodly number of 
the year's prizes. 

The Pendleton law prize, offered to the member of the Senior 
law class, submitting the best essay, was won by Brother Simpson. 

The Alumni scholarships for the Junior and Freshman years 
were awarded to Brother Kennedy and Brother Taylor respectively. 

The picnic and banquet, both of which afforded a good Delt 
time to those in attendance, were also events of the closing week of 


last June ; thus, with pleasant remembrances of Delta associations, 
the members of Eta separated for their summer vacations. At this 
writing all have returned, and are looking forward to a year as pleas- 
ant and profitable as was the last. 

The attendance at Buchtel is very good. Of the new men who 
have entered this year, we have pledged by far the best one ; and we 
take pleasure in announcing the name of Orell Cole of Norwalk, 
Ohio, as' a valuable acquisition to our circle. 

The outlook for a winning football team is not very flattering, 
owing to the fact that so many new men must be tried, to take the 
places of men who either graduated last June or failed to return to 
college this fall. We have no coach this year, and consequently 
things are discouraging for our plucky little Captain, who is our 
own Brother Loudenbeck. However, Brother L. is not the man to 
be overcome by such obstacles as these, and undoubtedly before the 
season is over we shall have many good things to say of his team. 

Early in September, before the opening of college, our team of 
'93 got together for a week's practice before the football tournament 
at Columbus, under the management of the Ohio State Board of 
Agriculture. In this tournament Buchtel was pitted against the 
Ohio State University, and won a very hotly-contested game, by the 
score of 12 — 6. For this victory our men have been handsomely 
uniformed at the expense of the Agricultural Board. Our boys also 
brought home with them a special prize, consisting of ten regulation 
footballs, for having scored the highest number of points made by 
any one team in the tournament. In this contest, which needed the 
best efforts of every man. Brother Taylor distinguished himself at 
centre for his endurance and level-headed playing, while Brother 
Loudenbeck took care of right end in a way that won for him the 
praise of every spectator. 

Could Buchtel have the same team for the present season, we 
would soon claim the State championship. 

In conclusion Eta trusts that the various chapters of Delta Tau 
Delta, in the different colleges throughout the land, are meeting with 
the success they merit. 

Thad. W. Rice. 



We are returned again — as .the birds in the spring. Not even 
does the financial depression keep the old college 'mid the hills and 
dales from ha\dng her class rooms full of bright, intelligent faces. 
Indeed, our outlook is prosperous. The mother's happy smile is 
reflected upon the child's fair cheek, and Kappa profits contentedly 
by the college thrift. She has in the past carried her standard in 
such a manner that it is not a task to win her votaries. She has only 
to be discreet in her selections. 

From the material which the last year has consigned to the col- 
lege hopper, the Kappa screen has sifted out an abundance of that 
best suited to her requirements. And now allow us the privilege of 
introducing to you three brothers : Messrs. Chauncey Lee Newcomer 
of Bryan, Ohio; Henry Gallaher Robertson of Hillsdale, and Clar- 
ence Melville Chase, also of Hillsdale, each of the class of '98. 
They are a valuable acquisition. 

We have at present a reserve of three pledged men, and our 
active membership stands at an even dozen. The quality of the latter 
may be judged from the following : — 

The appointments in the Military department were recently 
made by Lieut. K A. Helmick. We hold two captaincies out of a 
possible three, through Brothers O. S. Ropp and £. A. Martindale ; 
we have also one first lieutenant, one second lieutenant, one first 
sergeant, and one second sergeant. 

Brother O. S. Ropp is captain of the football team, and is just 
recovering from a badly-sprained ankle, a result of the noble pas- 
time. Brother Ropp is also associate editor of our college organ, 
" The Collegian." 

Brother A. W. Dorr is assistant in chemistry. Brothers P. W. 
Chase and C. L. Newcomer are members of the lecture course com- 
mittee, while the writer has the honor of being president of that 
body, of which our brother. Will Carlton, was once an active mem- 
ber : The Alpha Kappa Phi Literary Society. 

Our esteemed Alumnus of this place, Col. O. A. Janes, has the 
nomination for State senator from this district and is practically sure 
of election. Vive la Delta Tau Delta ! 

]F. R. MlLLElt« 




Chapter Mu began the college year with eight men. The 
rather serious vacancy caused by the going out of her men in last 
year's class has been supplied by the unexpected return of Brother 
Clarke and the initiations of Brothers Charles Torbett and Howard 
Torbett, who are the leaders in the class of '97. 

The general condition of the chapter is excellent. 

C. G. Stewart. 


We are very glad indeed to announce to the " Delta world " that 
Pi opens on a boom this year. Seven of the eight actives of last 
year returned — Brother Watts being our absent one, having gone into 
business in Meridian, Miss. 

Our college opened with a larger student body than it has had 
for some years, thus giving all ''Greeks" much work to do. Our 
working force was strengthened by having two of our older men, 
Brothers Pope and Magruder, with us. Brother Pope, who made 
such an enviable record here a few years since, and who is still 
referred to as the "silver-tongued orator of the school," is principal 
of city schools here. Brother Magruder, who won over the entire 
student body the only medal given at A. &. M. College, and who was 
a Rainbow here a few years since, has returned to take Senior law, 
and bids fair to be first honor man of his class. 

We planned and have executed an earnest campaign, and have 
the pleasure of introducting as the result of our incursions into the 
enemy's country five noble, loyal boys, who will ever shine as bright 
stars to gem our already beautiful Delta Tau Delta sky. Brothers, 
'^ with pride and pleasure that I make known to you Brothers J. G. 
Duke, K. A. Jones, Jr., T. W. Pope and J. C. Cox, class '98, and 
M. £. Leake, class '96, making a total of fourteen. 

Our chances for honors in all departments are excellent ; and in 
addition to literary honors we are largely represented in all lines of 

We are recognized as second to no fraternity on the campus. 
We are sure that our success may be attributed to our adherence and 


loyalty to the principles of A T A in practically demonstrating the 
fact that we want quality and not quantity. 

We have happily combined the two this session, however, and 
can but expect the best and choicest things to come to us in the 

We come with glad hearts to greet all Deltas, new and old, and 
trust that the precious " Square badge " will thoroughly illuminate the 
college world, and that our numbers may swell from thousands to 
many thousands more. 

J. R. Tipton. 


By the graduation of the class of '94, Rho lost three good men, 
and we came together this fall with ten names on our chapter roll. 

On Friday night, Oct. 12, we initiated into the mysteries of 
Delta Tau Delta Donald Campbell, '97, of Cold Spring, N.Y. 

We are looking forward to having the pleasure of taking in two 
more men within a very short space of time. 

Improvements about college are numerous, the most marked of 
which is that of the teaching of the department of engineering 
being transferred from Prof. Wood to Prof. Jacobus. 

_Rho is well represented on the banjo, mandolin and glee 
clubs, having four men on banjo club, three on the mandolin club, 
and four on the glee club. 

Stevens' football team is not what it might be, if over half of 
last year's team had not been '94 men, who graduated last spring. 

Wallace Willett. 


The college year has opened very favorably for F. and M. The 
number of students is larger than ever before, and the wheels of the 
college machinery seem to turn without a particle of friction, and 
soon will roll by another year. 

Only three actives have returned: Brother Stroup, '95, Ger- 
hart, '95, and Seidle, '97. Brother Myers, '96, has matriculated at 
Johns Hopkins University. Tau was weakened greatly by the loss of 


die five '94 men, but hopes to have a good number of initiates to 
report in the next Rainbow. Thus far we have two very fine men 
" spiked," and are watching the field carefully. 

The new class of '98 seems to be somewhat useless, take it all 
in all, for Fraternity purposes, although larger than ever before ; still 
we hope to get some good ones. 

Everything points to a prosperous year, not only for Tau, but 
for the college in general. Unusual interest is being taken in all 
that pertains to college life, especially in the football team and glee 
and serenade clubs ; the prospects for all of which are very bright. 
Tau is fully represented in all the college organizations, having one 
man on the eleven, three men on the glee, including president and 
leader, two on the serenade, including the leader, secretary and treas- 
urer of the Athletic Association and editor of the Weekly. 

We hope that ho Delt will pass through Lancaster or her 
vicinity without visiting us. Visit us, if you simply do it as a favor 
to our chapter, and we assure you that our boys will do the rest. 

We extend greeting to our brothers throughout the Delta world, 
ind wbh all a very successful year, 

N. R. Seidlx. 


It is always a pleasure for us to speak of ourselves, especially 
when our efforts have been crowned with success and we are enjoy- 
ing an era of prosperity. Chapter Phi today stands second to none 
of the five fraternities in Hanover College. We have a strong chap- 
ter, and stand well in the College. We have our share of the honors 
heaped upon undergraduates. Brother H. F. Doolittle has been 
honored by being elected president of the Philalethean Literary 
Society and also president of the Athletic Association. Two of 
our new Brothers Gros and B. F. Maxwell, hold positions on our 
foot-ball team. Brother C. M. Carson is an associate editor on our 
College journal. 

College opened this fall witli a much larger attendance than 
usual of young men, most of whom were good material for fraternity 
men. Chapter Phi has always been very select in her choice of 
fraters. The men before gaining membership have to prove them- 


selves worthy to be an honored ATA, and consequently she now 
has a strong chapter of true ATA. 

Interest in athletics has for the last few years been steadily 
increasing, and we now have a strong foot-ball team and a No. x 
coach. We expect a great deal of our team. On Oct. 26 they will 
try for points with a well-drilled team of Madison, Ind. The- boys 
are expecting a good game, doubting not but that they will win, 
" hands down." 

Chapter Phi owes not a cent, and negotiations are going on by 
which we expect in a short time to have our hall refurnished. The 
Rainbow came to every member of Chapter Phi this summer as a 
heavenly gift and was read eagerly and appreciated. It does the 
heart of every loyal Delta Tau good to read of the prosperity of every 
chapter. Let us all work hard for her best interests. It should 
be next to our religion. With the grandest principles, with the 
sublimest purpose, why should we not labor for her? We should in- 
deed consider it a great privilege to do something for old Delta Tau 
Delta. Her hope, her ambition and her interest should be the hope, 
ambition and interest of every individual ATA. Let us hear from 
every chapter. We wish you all a successful and prosperous year. 
May the guarding angels overlook you all and guide you. Your 
success IS our success, your happiness, our happiness, and your mis- 
fortunes, our misfortunes. Let us hope for good reports from every 
chapter. F. M. White. 


Another college year has opened and Chi has once more begun 
work on the " dear old hill." The chapter feels severely the loss of 
Brothers Eberth, Doolittle and Kendig. 

Brother Eberth, '89, who, although not in college, has always 
taken an active part in chapter life, is now at Johns Hopkins Uni- 
versity. Brother Doolittle, '94, whom we lost by graduation, is 
teaching in Sing Sing, New York. 

Brother Kendig, '97, is studying medicine in Baltimore, Md. 

At the first meeting, six men responded to the roll call ; since 
then, the number has been increased to nine, and on Saturday even- 
ing, Oct. 20, we are going to introduce to his majesty, the "Goat," 


W. Beach Clark of New York city, and Constance Southworth of 
Salem, Ohio. This will give us an active chapter of eleven, and 
at the same time make us one of the strongest on the hill. We sin- 
cerely wish that our sister chapters may all be as successful. 

Herbert A. Barber. 


Beta Beta is still enjoying a season of prosperity, and continues 
to keep pace with her rival chapters. She does not rank foremost in 
point of numbers, but we believe none surpass her in quality. At 
the banning of the year two names were on the chapter roll, and the 
prospects of two more old men returning next semester. Since that 
time three more have been added : Frank O. Foaley, Greencastle, 
Ind.y John J. Boyson, Brazil, Ind., and George F. Phillippi, Cham- 
paign, 111. — good men and worthy upholders of the cause. Brother 
James Cooper, one of our representatives in the class of '95, has 
been elected editor-in-chief of the " De Pauw Weekly." 

Brother Norton, Beta Beta, class '87, was with us on the 13th 
inst., and gave an interesting accoimt of the early years of the chap- 
ter. He is at the head of an extensive stone quarry, at Bloom- 
ington, Ind. 

Beta Beta is proud of the distinction which has been conferred 
upon Brother Max Ehrmann, in making him editor of The Rainbow. 

Brother Arthur Whitcomb has made quite a reputation as a 
football player at Yale. He played in one game, but is ineligible for 
the team, because of the post-graduate rule, in force there. 

Brother Clyde Vermilya, '93, is attending the LouisviUe Medi- 
ical College. 

Brother Edward Knox, '93, will graduate from the Indiana Medi- 
cal College this year. 

There have been several changes in the faculty of De Pauw this 
year. We have lost three of our old professors and have new men 
in their places. 

The football team is in excellent condition, and the students 
place very high hope in its outcome. It began the season on the 
13th inst, by defeating Indiana University by a score of 20 — 10. 
We have two men on the team : Brothers Mitchell, '96, and Sedg- 
wick, '97. Wallace Wolff. 



The University of Wisconsin, like the majority of her sister uni- 
versities, starts out on the new year with a larger attendance than 
ever before, and it is generally conceded by fraternity men that the 
incoming class contains more valuable fraternity timber than usual. 

Our three brothers who graduated last spring have settled into 
active life. J. F. Donovan has opened a law office in this city. 
Charles Engelbracht has entered a law firm in Omaha, Neb., and 
Courtney Lamoreaux is in his father's office at Washington, D.C. 
With the exception of these three all the boys of last year are back 
and have worked enthusiastically and successfully for Beta Gamma. 
Our strength is greatly augmented by the return of several of our 
old boys — K F. Strong, K J. Ohnstad and D. P. Lamoreaux : Brother 
Spencer Haven of Ames is also with us attending the law school. 

We feel that we have been very fortunate in our selection of new 
men. Thus far in the term we have initiated three and take great 
pleasure in introducing them to the general fraternity: Porter C. 
Peck of Sioux Falls, South Dak., George O. Buchhlolz of Janesville, 
Wis., and T. George Chittenden of Bipon, Wis. — all-round men and 
fully up to the ATA standard. Two more have been pledged, and 
we expect to be able to report on them in our next letter. 

An increased interest is shown in athletics on account of our 
beautiful and commodious gymnasium, which was completed this 
summer. Our foot-ball eleven has proved itself a strong one. It 
recently defeated the Chicago Athletic Association team. We expect 
to produce some record breakers by next spring. 

S. T. Walksr. 


Once more the boys of Beta Delta are gathered together to 
share the joys and sorrows of another collegiate year. All report 
having spent the summer most pleasantly. Beta Delta lost four 
men three of whom graduated, the other on account of ill health. 
But we are glad to say that we have induced four good men to put 
on the square badge. They are Leonard Snider, '98, Atlanta, Ga., 
Cruger Westbrook, '98, Albany, Ga., William Edgar McCurry, '97, 


Hartwell, Ga., and George Shaw Crane, '96, Athens, Ga. This 
makes a chapter of ten men. 

Brother Johnson, '94, P. G., who, we are glad to say, has decided 
to return in January and take Law, and Brother C. R. Tidwell, '94, 
came over for a few days at the beginning of the term. We have 
taken off a great many political honors since our return. Brother 
Reab, '95, is editor-in-chief of the "Red and Black," our college 
weekly. He is making a great success with the paper. Besides this 
we have the historian, poet, manager of the base-ball team in 
the class '95. In '96 '97 we have the historians, while Brother 
Snider is President of '98. Prospects for a good foot-ball team at 
the University of Georgia are very flattering. Mr. Winston, who 
trained Amherst last year, has charge of the team. We expect to 
meet Sewanee in about two weeks. 

The enrollment of students this year is the largest that has ever 
been seen at the University of Georgia. With best wishes to all our 
chapters, I remain, 

Albert L. Tidwell. 


Beta Epsilon sends a hearty greeting to all the brotherhood, 
"which leaves us well," as they were accustomed to remark when 
they wrote letters in the olden time. 

As our letter was not in the last issue of The Rainbow, we 
rise to remark that we graduated three men at the close of last term, 
first and second honors and temperance medalist. There were other 
things x>f a congratulatory nature, of which we will not at present 

All our old men are back, except Brother Benton, who drops 
out a year. Brother Hutchinson, who dropped out a year ago, is 
back, much to our pleasure. Brother Werlien of Beta Chi, is with us, 
and we are very proud of him. We have taken in Messrs. Hintan 

Booth of Savannah, and Park of , Ga. Both are excellent 

men, and came to us highly recommended. So we have one Senior, 
three Juniors, seven Sophs and one Freshman, which makes our 
usual number of actives. The personnel of our chapter was never 
finer, and we anticipate continued prosperity. 

W. A. Covington. 



Notwithstanding some adverse circumstances, the university 
began its fortieth session with an increased attendance over last 
year. Several changes in the faculty are worthy of note: Prof. 
Bridges being elected to chair of English literatiure ; A. M. Hall, '88, 
to the professorship of Hebrew, H. T. Miller, president of the Phi 
Delta Theta fraternity, to the recently established chair of History ; 
and Prof. J. M. Dungan to the directorship of the department of ' 

Music. The university is well endowed and each step forward is 
steady and sure of success. 

At present athletics are absorbing much interest Col. Defrees, 
of the United States army, has organized a cadet corps which drills 
regularly each week. The drill thus far has proven very popular, 
and all participants are quite sanguine of success in the intercol- 
legiate state tournament next spring. 

The football team has shown up quite well. J. Marshall Flint, 
a former half-back of Princeton, has been secured as coach, and the 
boys are confidently expecting to land second place, which means 
the privilege of participating in the great Thanksgiving game with 
Purdue, next fall. Brothers Parker, left end, and Beville, centre, are 
two of the surest players on the team, and fill their respective posi- 
tions very creditably. 

Rival fraternities are in good shape, but seem less active than 
usual. Kappa Kappa Gamma recently held a very successful re- 
union, which was attended by a number of her alumni. 

Beta Zeta has not been idle. Though unfortunate in losing men 
whom we expected to return to college, we went to work and out of 
the sea of new material saw fit to draw two men who are in every 
sense worthy to be Deltas. We are pleased to introduce to the 
Fraternity, Brother Guy S. Bergen, '98, Vinton, Iowa, and Ed. H, 
Clark, '96, Indianapolis. Of them more will be heard in the future. 

Of the boys who failed to return to school : A. N. Fox, '95, left 
us to accept an assistant professorship in the Chicago Theological 
Seminary; H. H. Armstrong, '96, is in the hardware business at 
Kokomo, Ind.; A. H. Somerville, '96, has gone into the manufac- 
turing business in Indianapolis ; A. P. Hynes, '96, is attending the 
Indiana Law School ; J. L. Hall has accepted a position in the In- 


diana Central Hospital for the Insane ; J. C. Lyon is traveling in 

We are rejoiced over the recent installation of the Wabash 
chapter of our fraternity. Having met several of our new brothers 
from Wabash, we have not the slightest hesitancy in pronouncing 
them worthy of the confidence shown them in granting them a char- 
ter of Delta Tau Delta. Success to Beta Psi. 

Edgar T. Forsyth. 


Fall has come again, the college doors have been thrown open, 
Beta Eta has again ai^sembled, and I find it my pleasure to report. 
I say my "pleasure ""for I have nothing but the very best of news 
for the fraters far and near. 

The dear old boys who left us in the spring have returned, to 
a man, and on the opening day we were filled with courage and 
enthusiasm to be able to clasp the hands of full twenty (20) loyal 
Delts. The fun was not long in beginning, and every man soon had 
all that he could do. We felt especially strong this fall in the fact 
that we entered with three pledged Freshman, giving us a big lead 
over all competitors. This year's Freshman Class was exceptionally 
weak in good material, and because of this the contest was made the 
sharper. Our pledged men had been won after a long, hard fight 
last spring ; and the pull this fall was against those whom we regard 
as our only strong rivals. As a result we have to introduce to the 
fraters at large the five staunchest Freshman that have entered this fall. 
We bid every man that we desired, and we have swung every man 
that we bid. For two years this has been our chronicle and we are 
in better condition to continue this programme than ever before. 

Our initiation and banquet took place at the West Hotel in this 
city on Sept. 28th, and these are the new fraters: Arthur Neff 
Walters, La Monte Horace Daniels, Roy Frederick Hooker, Wirt 
Wilson, all of Minneapolis; and Morton Kimball Diment, of 

We are glad to have welcomed at our banquet and to our life 
here Brother George H. Root, from Champaign, who has located in 
this city. 


On the 6th of October Brother Dan Wood invited the chapter to j 
visit him at his lake home at Minnetonka ; and from Saturday night 
till Monday a.m. life was a nightmare for five certain Freshmen. 
Beta Eta is at the best period in her history, and enthusiasm runs 

Brother Babcock is at Harvard this year, and we miss him more 
than we can say. 

The University foot-ball team sustained her record as " cham- 
pions " by defeating Grinnell lo — 2, and on the 27 th of October play 
Purdue. We are represented on the team by Brother Slusser. We 
are glad to say that between us and our rivals the very best of good 
feeling prevails. We wish all sister chapters the greatest success 
and prosperity. 

Chas. Slusser. 


Three months and a half have passed since Beta Theta has 
been heard from, a period full of activity and crowned with honors. 
In our athletic record for the spring of '94 we may well take pride. 
Brothers Semple and Brown played on the 'Varsity baseball team, 
while Brothers Selden and Hooper were substitutes. At the annual 
field day on June 23, the pole vault and the mile run were won by 
Brothers Hooper and Selden respectively. The 220-yard dash was 
won by H. R. Drew, then in the grammar school, who has since 
become a Delta Tau. This is a larger share of honors than was 
taken by any other fraternity. 

In the literary societies we have always stood first in Sewanee, 
and during the spring term we still held that high place. At the 
anniversary exercises of Sigma Epsilon Literary Society, on June 9, 
the medals for Best Old Member and Best New Member were given 
to Brothers Burford and Prentiss Tucker respectively. Brother 
Wood was the essayist of the evening. Brother Burford occupied 
the president's seat ; Brother Hogue, the secretary's desk ; while 
Brother Burford was the recipient of a diploma for efficiency pre- 
sented to him by the society. A majority of the important offices ifi 
this society was held by our men during this term. This is the 
greater honor, as politics had absolutely nothing to do with their 


election. College politics are not tolerated in Sewanee. The fra- 
ternities here, as a rule, frown down upon such practices. In the 
literary contests of Commencement we were well represented. Of 
all the contestants, a third were Deltas. Brother S. S. Maclean 
carried off the Knight medal for declamation from five competitors. 
The medal awarded annually for proficiency in Greek was this year 
taken by Brother Burford. 

Our record in scholarship for the year 1893-4 was very high. 
Brothers J. £. Hooper and W. L. Whitaker had to leave us at the 
clos^ of this term. Brother Hooper has been in the chapter for two 
years, and has been quite prominent in athletics, both at Sewanee 
and in intercollegiate events. If his health permits, we may hope to 
see him with us again in the spring. Brother Whitaker was one of 
our latest and best acquisitions. He leaves to enter Washington 
University at St. Louis. Brothers S. K. Johnson of Atlanta, F. C. 
Johnson of New Orleans, W. L. Nichol of Nashville, W. M. Bostwick 
of Jacksonville, Rev. Hudson Stuck of Dallas, Texas, Harry Graham 
of Louisiana and Brinkley Snowden of Memphis visited the mountain 
this summer. 

We opened the fall campaign for new men by initiating Horace 
R. Drew of Jacksonville, strongly rushed by two of our rivals. We 
had no little difficulty in securing R. S. Barrett, Jr., of Atlanta, and 
Albert H. Davis of Louisville ; but they too now wear the square 

During the fall term we have been active and prominent in all 
departments of university life. Three Deltas, including the manag- 
ing editor, are on the staff of the " Sewanee Purple." Our men are the 
leading spirits in the literary societies. Brother Burford is still presi- 
dent of Sigma Epsilon, and other important offices are held by us. 
Brother Wood is secretary of the'Chelidon Debating Society, and in 
other minor societies our men hold responsible positions. Brother 
Burford is associate manager of the 'Varsity foot-ball team, and 
Brother Brown plays left end. 

A very pleasant social event was the reception given by the 
chapter to our lady friends at the chapter house. Many of the Se- 
wanee ladies are devoted friends of the Deltas. How could we do 
without them ? 

The past is full of encouragement to us ; the future is full of 


hope. During the past year we have held our own in all departments 
of college life. In the literary societies, in the class-room and on the 
campus we have done our part. 

Gardiner L. Tucker. 


Here we are once more, all settled down to work, football — 
spiking, and goating ; and Beta Iota ! Well, she is right in the push 
in all these things and several others. 

As to the work, four of us are degree applicants, and it is alto- 
gether likely that that mutton hide will be in great demand this June. 

Football, athletics and college affairs generally, how about them ? 
We should hate to think we did not have our share of such honors. 
Brother Johnson is right half-back and manager of the team, and 
has been at the head of the coaching department during Johnnie 
Ives' illness. Brother Roberts is assistant manager, and quite an 
authority on athletics. He is also a member of the advisory com- 
mittee, composed of five men, who must necessarily be good, sound 
men. That football is of some importance here will readily be un- 
derstood, by the game we played a few days ago in Baltimore with 
Princeton, the Tigers only defeating us 12 — o. 

In the hterary department we are also well represented. Brother 
Lewis being president of the Jefferson Societ}% and one of the edi- 
tors of " Topics," the weekly paper. 

We have thus far goated three men : Brothers Wood, Ricker, 
and Griffith, all good men ; and we take great pleasure in introducing 
them to the Fraternity. Brothers Wood and Griffith are members of 
the Banjo Club. 

We will have another goating soon, and will add three or four 
desirable men. 

Altogether we are right in it, being the only Fraternity in col- 
lege having a chapter house, and at the same time the youngest Fra- 
ternity here. 

Brother Falconer, one of our best men last year, retiu^ns next 
week, not to be with us long, however, as he will start on his honey- 
moon Wednesday, being married that day. The whole chapter will 
attend the marriage and our best wishes are extended to our fortu- 
nate brother. 


Several of the old boys have paid us visits, they being the Hon. 
W. Hardee Calhoun, mayor of Christiansburg, C. B. Thorn of New 
Orleans, Harry Stone of Texas, and Allan Burrow. 

M. M. Tunis. 


On the 4th of Sept. the University, after a vacation of three 
months, opened its doors to the largest number of students that have 
ever before entered, while the attendance is still increasing. Includ- 
ing the preparatory school we have made a gain of more than 15 per 
cent over the attendance of last year. 

The improvements on the campus have been going on steadily ; 
the Law Building has been fitted up and is now entirely occupied by 
the chemical department, while the law classes have rooms in the 
Hale Scientific Building, which is being occupied for the first time. 
The mathematical and physical departments have also been moved 
to the same building. 

Chapter Beta Kappa opened the year with only seven members . 
but on the evening of Oct. 8th, three candidates were led over the 
steep and rocky paths, into the haven of Deltaism, and we take great 
delight in introducing to the Fraternity at large our new members — 
Raymond D. Bertschy, Chas. £. Louthard, both of the class of '98, 
and Alfred S. EUet, '97. 

This year witnesses the building of the first chapter house at the 
University of Colorado, and was erected for the Sigma Alpha Epsilon 
Fraternity. It is a very handsome stone building, erected at a cost 
of $5,000, furnished throughout in hard woods and will accommodate 
eighteen members. 

There has also been a new paper issued at the University this 
lalL It is published monthly by the Student's Publishing Company 
and is intended to be more of a literary paper than is the regular 
college journal, " The Silver and Gold." 

The school has been very fortunate in procuring Mr. Heller, 
the former half back of Baker (Kan.) foot-ball team, as their coach 
for this year, and under his direction, together with the able manage- 
Blent of Brother Gamble who is captain, the team is getting into very 


good condition and is likely to bring the pennant to the University 
this fall. 

At the state tennis tournament, held in Denver in September, 
Brother Gamble was one of the doubles who carried off the honors 
and then defeated the two who held the state championship. He also 
received second in the singles. 

Beta Kappa is very well represented in the different lines of 
work in the University. Brother Carney is business manager of the 
Athletic Association ; Brother Gamble, besides being captain of the 
foot-ball team, is also secretary and treasurer of the Tennis Club : 
Brother Bliss is editor-in-chief of the " Silver and Gold " and Brother 
Andrew is president of the Bell Literary Society. 

On the 4th of this month, under the auspicies of B. K. Chapter, 
the Singer Duett of Denver, assisted by local talent, gave a concert 
in the M. K Church and a very nice program was rendered. 

The chapter has moved from the rooms occupied last year and 
is now located in a very nice place in one of the main blocks of the 
city, where we will be pleased to meet all Deltas who may chance to 
come to Boulder. 

Will H. Burger. 


Delta Tau Delta seems to be "booming" in the East and 
especially so here. With a commodious and cosy chapter house, 
twelve active, two alumni, and three star Freshmen pledged, we are 
in very high spirits. 

We think we are beginning to realize the ideal chapter house 
now, for we are safely ensconced in a new house in which are all the 
latest improvements. Six Delts room there and we all, fourteen in 
number, board there. Eating at a common table generates a healthy, 
fraternal feeUng and aids digestion. The Delts here are growing fat 
in consequence. 

We lost nine men by graduation last June — the finest set of 
men in College. We feel their loss very much, but some of them being 
near by, makes them yet seem a part of us. 

The entering class is about the same as last year's, with a 
marked advance in classical students. Commons Hall begun last 


year is finished and is devoted to dining accommodations for about 
two hundred and fifty ; a students' supply store ; a book store, a gen- 
eral store, and severals rooms for students. Metcalf Hall is just 
completed and although small, is the best appointed dormitory on the 
Hill. The new wing to the P. T. Barnum Museum is already finished 
externally, but the interior has yet to be completed. 

We have to record a gift from the Robinson estate of $200,000 
with which to endow a scientific building to be placed on College 
Avenue. This is a much-needed improvement and comes at the 
right time. 

Foot-ball is the chief topic of the day, and our team is about as 
good as last year. No games of note have been played except with 
Boston Athletic Association and with Dartmouth, when we suffered 
defeats. Brother Healey plays right guard and puts up a good 

Our fall initiation takes place soon and we expect to initiate our 
men with Beta Mu's and hold one of the most important meetings in 
the annals of Delta Tau. 

Let all Deltas bear in mind our latch-string is always out and 
we will be glad to welcome any and all who may be living or visiting 
in our section of the country. 

Chas. Henry Wells. 


Beta Mu has so far found the first year of her renewed existence 
one of peace and prosperity. Her rushing has been carried on 
quietly but energetically, and with good results, some of which, we 
trust, will come to hght on November third, at our first initiation, to 
which we look forward with considerable pleasure. We shall cele- 
brate this important occasion with due pomp and solemnity in com- 
pany with Beta Mu. Brother K. C. Babcock and Brother Max 
Ehrmann, who are living in Cambridge, and also Brother Duerr 
Brother Hughes, with several other well known alumni, are to aid, 
OS in making the occasion a memorable one, and we hope that some 
of our brothers of Rho will find their way up here. 

Technology's well known facilities for grinding seem this year to 


be more ample than ever ; but the Faculty has been very kind to us 
as a whole, so that we find no cause for regret in looking back on the 

Brother T. H. Walkin, '96, has left the Institute to go into busi- 
ness with his father ; however, as he remains an active, and offers us 
unlimited discount and credit in his department, — Gentlemen's 
Furnishings — we are reminded of the old saying about " an ill wind," 

Though we do not run a house of our own we are very com- 
fortably situated, all our resident members rooming together at 563 
Columbus Avenue. 

We are well represented socially, particularly in the musical 

With Beta Nu's best wishes and compliments to all her sister 

Albert W. Thompson. 


Beta Omicron opens the College year with ten actives and 
several pledged men. Our prospects for a prosperous year are very 
bright, although the attendance in the University is expected to be 
much smaller this year than last owing to the raising of the require- 
ments for admission. Beta Omicron lost four good men last year by 
graduation, and three others who have gone forth to make their mark 
on the face of the globe. With Brother Hall as stroke, Cornell main- 
tained her enviable place on the water by defeating University of 
Pennsylvania, and the Freshmen by defeating the Dauntless Crew of 
New York. Shortly after the race Brother Hall got married (note a 
new and peculiar effect of water racing). 

We expect to have an initiation very soon to which we extend a 
hearty invitation to all Deltas. I have now the pleasure of intro- 
ducing to you a new member of Delta Tau Delta, Mr. Charles F. 
Hamilton, '97, of Franklin, Pa., whom we "swung" at the end of 
the Spring term. 

D. K. £. enters a very pretty St. Lawrence Stone Lodge this 
fall and we hope to soon follow their example. Brother Gibbs, '94, 
has returned and will take P. G. work in the University this year. 


Brother Kennedy of B. P. Stanford University spent the summer 
in the Cornell school of Law and hopes to return next year to con- 
tinue the course. Brother Mitchell of B. A. Ind. enters the Univer- 
sity this fall to take a P. G. course in History. Brother Malvern, 
'94, may be found with the Elgin Watch Co., Elgin, 111. and Brother 
Scott also '94 is with the Westinghouse Co. in Pittsburg, Pa. To her 
sister chapters B. O. sends greeting and best wishes for a pleasant 

and profitable year. 

J. H. Hall. 


Northwestern conferred three hundred and fourteen degrees 
last June, of which fifty-nine were from the college of liberal arts, the 
remainder from the professional schools. Bishop Haygood of the 
Methodist Episcopal Church, South, delivered the commencement 
oration, which was all the more attentively listened to because it came 
as a breath from the far South. 

This fall we have had the pleasure of listening to a represen- 
tative of another remote section of the country, the extreme North- 
east. Justin Winsor, LL. D., of Harvard, delivered the address at 
the dedication of the new Orrington Lunt Library building, Sept. 26. 
This was the event of the ytzx^ The building cost over one hun- 
dred thousand dollars and is, by far, the most complete in all its 
appointments of any of our university buildings in Evanston. 

Cumnock Hall, a thirty-thousand-dollar building for the school 
of oratory, is fast rising and will be finished by March i. Thus 
Northwestern advances ; we can justly be exultant over the bright 
prospects of our alma mater. 

Beta Pi lost by graduation last June, three men; of whom 
Brothers Pallette and Beebe are still in this neighborhood, — the 
former as an assistant in the department of zoology, the latter as a 
student in the medical school in Chicago. Brother Pallette attended 
the summer school at Woods Holl, Mass. 

Brother Frank Lockwood, '92, is preaching, and Brother Charles 
Lockwood, '93, is a student in our medical school, both in Chicago. 

Brother Basquin, Mu, is fellow in the department of physics, 
and will aid us in many ways. 


But I have saved the best news till the last of my letter, and if 
the editor must " cut " this '^ copy/' let it not be this last paragraph 
in which I introduce to the Delta world Beta Pi's new initiates, 
Brothers Haller, '98, Springer, '98, and Welch, '97, each and all of 
them men we are proud to own — men who will do honor to both our 
chapter and the general fraternity. With our thirteen active mem- 
bers and our harmonious and progressive chapter, we are more than 
ever confident of success in our work of upholding the proud ban- 
ner of Delta Tau Delta in Northwestern. 

P. L. WiNSOR. 


September opened with seven Delta Taus at Palo Alto. By 
graduation we lost Barnes, Critchlow and Trumbo, and McGee, '95, 
dropped out for a year. No other fraternity lost as heavily as A T 
A ; no other fraternity had four such men to lose. Trumbo is at the 
Northwestern Law School ; Barnes is Superintendent of Bethel schools, 
Forgy, Ohio ; Critchlow is at his home in New Brighton, Pa. ; and 
McGee is in the engineering corps, Penna R. R. Co., Indianapolis. 
We expect him back next year to graduate with '96. 

October 13 we initiated three men, the ceremony taking place 
at the Vendome Hotel, San Jose. An elegant banquet and a fifteen 
mile drive back to Stanford were the concluding features of a 
memorable night. The new men in Beta Rho are : Jas. W. Clark, '97, 
Carrol F. Eustis, '97, and Geo. B. Taylor, '98. Clark hails from 
Iowa ; prepared at Exeter and spent his Freshman year at Coe Col- 
lege. Eustis is from Maine, and enters here from Harvard. Tay- 
lor's home is in Illinois. He was pledged to Delta Tau last year 
while attending Manzarita "prep" in Palo Alto. 

The Stanford chapters, almost without exception, are stronger 
than last year. Even the weakest have braced up and insured their 
existence. The chapters are wide awake, and more are expected to 
follow. Delta Upsilon will j)robably be added to the list this year 
and Chi Psi, too, if she can get a foothold. 

The enrollment at present approaches the 1,100 mark, and will 
likely be 1,200 by next semester. The countless newspaper lies, 
floated during the summer in regard to this institution, have not 


injured its good repute. This University will never close its doors, 

and after next July, when the entanglement of courts is broken away 

from, it will be, without doubt, the richest educational institution in 

America. So says Pres. Jordan. 

Beta Rho's prospects for the year are very bright. The high 

standard of last year will not under any circumstances be suffered to 


Hugh H. Brown. 


The opening of the fall term at the University of Illinois wit- 
nesses a new era in the annals of our institution. With the inaugu- 
ration of President Draper, a new impetus was brought to bear upon 
the management of affairs and the present outlook for advancement 
along all lines is indeed very favorable. 

Engineering Hall is to be dedicated in November, and it is safe 
to say that it will rank favorably with the very best buildings of its 
kind in the country. It was erected at a cost of $160,000, and its 
beautifully finished interior is equipped with the latest and very best 
of apparatus. Its doors will be thrown open in January, '95, and an 
increased attendance in this department is anticipated. 

In the midst of the prosperity of our institution, we have seen 
the need of keeping astride with the various advancements made and 
have contracted to have our rooms enlarged and decorated through- 
out When they are completed they will have to be refurnished, but 
our alumni have shown their true fraternal spirit in kindly aiding us 
in this direction. We expect to occupy the rooms in November and 
we would say to all brothers that B. U's latchstring is ever hanging 

We desire all to greet their new brother Deltas, Brothers Vail, 
'97, Schroeder, '97, and Twyman, '98, whom we have taken into our 
fold this term. All are desirable men and rank well among their 

The mandolin and guitar club of the U of I has completed its 
roster for the ensuing year and is practising daily. They contem- 
plate making two trips through the country this season, and hope to 
give the best of satisfaction. Brothers Morse and Vail represent 
ATA, Brother Morse being leader. 


Brother Holtzman was elected to fill the vacancy in the office 
of football manager, caused by the absence of Brother Root The 
team has been coached by Vail of Pennsylvania, and has been doing 
some earnest work in the practise games. 

Brother Evans deserves much credit for the way in which he 
has conducted the management of the " Illini." It has been entirely 
re-arranged and enlarged and it presents a much neater appearance 
than ever before. Brothers Fellheimer and Hamilton represent us 
on the editorial staff. 

Brother Clark has charge of Fall handicap field-day, and he 
expects to see some good athletes turned out in the meet. 

Brother Atkinson has brought honor to A T A by being elected 

to the position of leader of the U. of I. band. 

We send greetings to our brother Delts and shall ever strive 
to push Delta Tau Delta forward. 

H. B. Errett. 


After a few months of sweet liberty^ the grind begins again. 
Those days of '* lying upon the daisies and thinking of nothing at all " 
have gone the way of the cats and dogs, and now the callow Fresh- 
man becomes a prey to the rapacious Sophomore, and the Junior 
caressingly runs his fingers through his bifurcated locks, trying to 
fool himself into the idea that the girls think he is as handsome as 
he does, and the new Senior wears his fresh dignity as gracefully and 
unconsciously as a hippopotamus would wear a pair of bloomers. 
But we wax poetic, and should rather weep for our loss, for 

" Lycidas is gone, gone ere he ought. 
Young Lycidas, and hath not left his peer." 

For Brother Romeyn has left us, and as full back on the Tulane team 
he had no peer unless rivalled by Brother Johnson, who also chases 
the pig-skin. Brother Romeyn was not with us long, but in that 
short time all grew to like him and to appreciate his many amiable 
qualities, and each one was sincerely sorry when he left We can 
say the same, too, of Brother Werlein, who rode "sweet William'* at 
the same time with Brother Romeyn, I think. They probably bear 


some souvenirs, given them by the aforesaid sweet William, that may 
remind them of the day more forcibly and vividly than it does me. 
Brother Werlein's ambrosial curls and cherub face can bring, with 
their recollection^ only tears of regret 

Fate has been merciful, though, and has given us in consolation 
two brand new brethren, and promises more in the near future. 
Brothers George Hardee and Eads Johnson have passed all tests, and 
are now full-fledged Deltas to be introduced to the fraternity at 

I suppose the whole world Vnows that Tulane is actually in her 
fine new buildings at last. We have not quite recovered from the 
shock of having so much grandeur thrust upon us suddenly, and I 
have seen numbers of students who have never felt a reverent thought 
before wandering half dazed through the halls, though this may be 
due to the whiskey which some unknown philanthropist has poured 
in the water coolers. 

Foot-ball is the rage. Everybody is trying to get on the team 
except a few whose legs are so thin that they are ashamed to show 
them ' even in foot-ball costume. Yet I notice quite a number of the 
spindle-shanked variety out practising, which means, for them, being 
used as ten-pins by the heavy-weights. Such have no idea of the 
fitness of things. 

We must not forget Brother Cusachs, ''him of the melodious 
bray." He is still president of the Glee Club, and will probably 
continue to be so indefinitely. This organization, through his efforts, 
principally, has very bright prospects and now, under the leader- 
ship of Piof. Hans Richard, a musician of extraordinary ability, it is 
ambitious to surpass all other college singing societies. 

Before I joyfully close, I must announce to all Deltas that Beta 
Xi will soon have another ''settled gentleman" as has been rumored 
for some time. Brother John S. Richardson has taken a chance in 
the matrimonial lottery and has evidently drawn a prize, for it is 
announced that early next month we can offer him congratulations 
as a benedict ; and the scribe, in the name of his chapter, wishes 
him joy and prosperity, as we do to all true Deltas. 

Albert C. Phelps. 



The close of the last college year found Gamma with thirteen 
members ; of these two graduated, and one, Brother Barclay, '97, is 
attending Yale this fall. Brother Martin, ex-'96, who was not in 
college last year, has returned, re-entering '96. 

We take pleasure in introducing to the fraternity Mr. C. Paul 
McFadden of Steubenville, Ohio. We now have twelve active 
members, and our prospects for initiating three or four men in the 
near future are very favorable. 

Brother Kithcart as business manager and Brother Hanna as 
associate editor represent A T A on our college annual's editorial 
board this year. 

W. and J.'s foot-ball team is especially strong this fall ; so far in 
the season it has not been scored against. We have already defeated 
Marietta College by a score of 34 to o, the Pittsburgh Athletic Club 
6 to o, and played a tie game with Oberlin, neither side scoring. 

Gamma sends her best wishes and kindest regards to all Deltas. 

Morton C. Cambell. 




'70. — Washington Gardner was elected Secretary of State, 

'71. — Dr. D. H. Holmes is professor of Latin in Allegheny. 

'91. — H. C. Marshall is one of the colony of Deltas in the 
graduate school at Harvard, in the department of economics. 

'92. — Olin H. Basquin is at Northwestern University as teacher 
of natural sciences, in the position formerly occupied by C. H. 
Gordon, E *86. 

'93. — £d. Rynearson is still teaching in the high school at 
Dayton, Ohio. 

'94. — The home of Mrs. Emily Whitney, on University avenue, 
was the scene of a very pretty wedding at 7 o'clock last evening. 
The principals in the affair were Miss Susie Whitney of this city 
and Mr. D. K. Dunton of Shackleford, Va. Both were prominent 
members of the recent graduating class in the university and were 
popular with a wide circle of friends. Only immediate rela- 
tives were present %t the ceremony, which was performed by Dr. 
Bashford. Refreshments were served and a table filled with beau- 
tiful and costly presents, attested to the good-will of many friends. 

J. F. McConnell has entered the Boston University Theological 
School, and in connection with this work, is preacher at Lowell, Mass. 

H. N. Cameron, who spent last year in the Yale Divinity 
School, is this year with Mr. McConnell at the Boston University 
Theological School. 

W. T. Peirce is spending the year 1894-^95 at the University 
of Michigan, taking graduate work in French. 


'93. — L. Ward Bannister is taking his second year in the Har- 
vard University Law School. 



'93. — A. Durward is doing work in the Lawrence Scientific 
School at Harvard University. 

'95 — J. C. Van Home is enrolled in the class of '96, C. E. 
course, at the Ohio State University. 


'90. — Fred H. Oilman and Miss Orace Merrifield were married 
at Minneapolis, Minn., Aug. 23, 1894. 

Max West, Ph. D., was married to Miss Mary Mills at Elk 
River, Minn., Oct. 6, 1894. They have taken up their residence in 
Chicago, where Dr. West is an instructor in the University of 

John F. Hayden is on the staff of the Mississippi Valley Lum^ 
•berman of Minneapolis, Minn. 

'92. — Lyman L. Pierce has removed from Omaha, Neb., to 
Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where he is secretary of the Young Men's 
Christian Association. 

'93. — Heber L. Hartley spent the summer at Cedar Rapids, 
la., assisting L. L. Pierce, as membership secretary. 

Ex-'94. — Harold J. Richardson is engaged in the book and 
stationery business in Rochester, Minn. His health is quite 
regained, and he is making a gratifying success in his business, as 
his competitors can testify. 

Ex-'93. — Arthur W. Warnock is still looking after the advertising 
of the '^ Omaha '' branch of the Chicago and Ndrthwestern Railroad, 
with headquarters in St. Paul. 

Ex-*93, Justus Mitchell Hogeland, died at Brainerd, Minn., July 
27, 1894. . 

'94. — Frank H. Barney is engaged with his brother in Minne- 
apolis, Minn., in the insurance business. 

Ex. 94. — Frank A. Gutterson is located in New York city, 
where he has had a position in the office of a prominent architect, 
since his return from Paris in June. His address is 49 Clinton Place. 


'73. — Benj. T. Halstead and wife of Petoskey, Mich., visited 


Brother Benjamin, Jr., last month. Senior Halstead is a prominent 
lawyer of Emmett County. Among our alumni who visited Iota 
during the eleventh annual reunion, were J. D. Stannard of Fort 
Collins, Colo., George £. Buck, '78, of Paw Paw, Mich., and John 
£. Breck, '84, of Jackson, Mich., and Prof. William D. Van Devort 
of Champaign, 111. 

John D. Finley is at Sackett's Harbor. 

'77. — £. L. Hunt is in Scottland, Mass. 

'78. — Cass K Harrington is enjoying an extensive law practice 
in Denver, Colo. 

'81. — Charles W. McCurdy is professor of chemistry at the 
University of Idaho. 

'85. — Charles B. Collingwood is practising law in Lansing with 
his classmate. Brother H. K Thomas. 

'88. — Prof. P. M. Chamberlain is the happy father of a nine- 
pound boy, who arrived Oct 13. 

'90. — B. K. Bentley of Denver can also be called *' Papa ** since 
a girl came July 12. 

*9x. — W. D. Groesbeck resigned his position as foreman of the 
iron shops of M. A. C. last July, and accepted one in the Patent 
Office at Washington. 

'92. — W. G. C. Merritt is at M. A. C. doing special work in 
chemistry and supplying the chapter with good wholesome advice 
free gratis. 

'93. — W. F. Lyons was married lately. 

'94. — J. W. Perrigo has accepted a' position with an electrical 
supply house in Detroit. 

F. R. Pass of Caseville, Mich., and Miss Ida K Simons were 
manied at the residence of the bride's parents in Lansing, Sept. 13. 


'73. — K J. Jones, one of the most prominent lawyers in south- 
em Ohio, spent the past summer travelling in the British Isles. 

'74. — E. R. Lash has received the nomination for Congress on 
the Democratic ticket in the nth district of Ohio. 

»94. — J. A. Harlor has accepted the chair of Greek in Piatt 
Institute, Kearney, Neb. 



*77. — H. J. Howe, a charter member of the chapter once 
located at Franklin, is at present located at Delphi, Ind., where he is 
enjoying an extensive practice in the profession of law. Brother 
Howe was also a charter member of chapter A, at Ann Arbor, 
where he graduated in '80. 

'78. — D. W. Henry has been elected judge of the Superior 
Court, Terre Haute, Ind. 


'83 — L. M. Farmer is the representative from Coweta county 
in the next Legislature. 

G. F. Hunnicutt is farming near Athens, Ga. 

}. Bostwick is at Farmington; Ga. 

W. S. Cheney is a lawyer at Marietta, Ga, 

'84. — N. H. Ballard has a large school at Greensboro, Ga. 

'85 — O. L. Cloud is with the I. &: S. railroad, with an office at 
Atlanta, Ga. 

'86. — O. I. HoUiday is with the New York Life Insurance Com- 
pany at Atlanta, Ga. 

'88. — W. M. Glass is a lawyer at Servia, Ga. 

'89. — A. M. Hartsfield has a situation in the Interior Depart- 
ment, Washington, D. C. 

J. A. Parks is in business at Atlanta, Ga. 

'90. — Z. C. Hayes is cashier of the bank at Elberton, Ga. 

W. L. Stallings is practising law at Newnau, Ga. 

'91. — G. D. Pollock has a prosperous school at Canton, Ga. 

*93. — G. Johnson is studying law at Monticello, Ga. 

'94. — C. R. Tidwell is in business with his father in Atlanta, Ga. 

'96. — £. S. O'Brien is in business at Bamett, Ga. 


'86. — W. J. Thomas is assistant attorney general at Denver, 

'89. — Guy V. G. Thompson is instructor in Latin at Yale. 

'91. — H. N. Wilson has gone to Europe to complete the third 
year of the course awarded him for having won the McCormick 
Theological Seminary prize at Chicago. 




'93. — Weslie W. Putnam, who has been teaching at Highland 
Lake, has accepted the position of teacher in mathematics and 
riietoric in the state preparatory school. 

As this letter is being written, word comes to us that Arthur 
Durward has won a $150 prize at Harvard as a reward for rank 
in scholarship. 

'94 — Brown is in Chicago working in a law firm and is taking 
post-graduate work in law at the Chicago University. 

'96 — D. £. Newcomb is at present county superintendent of 
schools for Conejos county. 


'94. — Curtis Hoyt Dickins was married July 17, to Miss Olive 
Cochrane of Franklin, Mass. It was a high noon wedding and quite 
a social event. Mr. Dickins and wife now reside in Portsmouth, 

Frederick C. Hodgdon has a good position with the well-known 
booksellers, Ginn & Co., Boston. 

Charles St. C. Wade was appointed instructor in French at this 
college. He with Mr. Hodgdon are two of the three '94 men 
elected to Phi Beta Kappa. 

C. C. Stroud is teaching at Burr and Burton Seminary, Man- 
chester, Vt. 

B. Z. 

'90. — J. N. Jessup is pastor of the Christian church at Vin- 
cennes, Ind. 

'91. — £. J. Davis is studying medicine at Vienna, Austria. 

Robert Hall is teaching in the Theological department of Butler 

'92. — T. A. Hall has located as pastor of the Christian church 
of Connersville, Ind. 

'93. — Will D. Howe is in Harvard. 

C. E. Higbee is a merchant at Lebanon, Ind. 

F. F. Hummel is teaching in the Kokomo high school. 

L. A. Thompson is principal of the high school at Acton, Ind. 

F. L. Jones has been chosen principal of tbe Npblesville high 


Ex- '95. — F. B. Holder, is a member of the Forest City novelty 
company of Cleveland, Ohio. * 


'84. — Charles Q. Edwards is at the University of Cincinnati, 
formerly of the University of Texas. 

'85. — R. J. Strafford is superintendent of public schools at 
Peru, Ind. 


'69. — N. S. Harwood is president of the First National Bank of 
Lincoln, Neb. 


'80. — Rev. E. M. Holmes is pastor of a church in Des Moines, 


'76. — £. J. Hainer is in Congress, and with Manderson shares 
the honor of originating the '* Manderson-Hainer Bill." 


'72. — J.N.Hunt is with Sheldon & Co., 262 Wabash, Chicago. 


94. — E. P. S. Miller is teaching at Mears, Mich. 
H. A. Bates is editor of the Coldwater Mich. Sun. 


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Rbpbrbncbs: Merchants' National Bank, 
Standard Wheel Co., A. Kiefer & Co., M. 
O'Conner & Co. 






Ex-County Clerk, 
TompUns County, 

Ithaca, N.Y. 

T7 VAN B. Stotsenburg (A'), 


Nsw Albany, 
No. 9 East Main Street. Ikd. 

A A. BEMIS (Z), 


Rooms 407 amd 408, 
Thb Abcadk. 





Rooms 55, 56, 57, 58, Indianapolis, 

Jounul Building. Imo. 



I. G. KiTTRKDGB (B H), Prest, 719 S. Joseph Street, New Orleans, La. 
G. L. Tucker (B O), Vice Prest, A. G. Burrows (B I), Secretary. 
A — Vanderbilt University, John C. Brown, Jr., 117 S. Spruce 

Street, Nashville, Tenn. 
n — Univ. of Mississippi, J. R. Tipton, Box 21, University, Miss. 
B A — University of Georgia, A. L. Tidwell, Box 2, Athens, Ga. 
BE — Emory Collie, T. J. Shepard, Oxford, Ga. 
B% — University of the South, G. L. Tucker, ATA Lodge, 

Sewanee, Tenn. 
B I — University of Virginia, M. M. Tunis, Univ. of Virginia, Va. 
B B — Tulane University, A. C. Phelps, 771 Prytania Street, New 



£. J. Henning (B r), President, 621 Lake Street, Madison, Wis. 
O — University of Iowa, B. AppLE,University of Iowa, Iowa City, la. 
Br — University of Wisconsin, E. R. Sexton, 621 Lake Street, 

Madison, Wis. 
B H — University of Minnesota, C. K Slusser, 624 £. 2 2d Street, 

B K — University of Colorado, W. H. Burger, Box 633, Boulder, CoL 
n B — Northwestern University, P. L. Windsor, Evanston, 111. ; 

Chapter Box 200. 
B P — Leland Stanford, Jr., University, H. H. Brown, Palo Alto, CaL 
B T — University of Nebraska, Arthur J. Weaver, ATA House, 

520 South 1 6th Street, Lincoln, Neb. 
B Y — University of Illinois, H. B. Errett, Champaign, 111. 

grand division op thb north. 

R. L. Harris (X), President, Gambler, O. 

A. N. Fox (B Z), 1280 Wilcox Ave., Chicago, Secretary. 

W. W. Wood (K), Hillsdale, Mich., Treasurer. 

B — Ohio University, C. C. Smith, Athens, Ohio. 

A — University of Michigan, J. M. Swift, ATA House, Ann Arbor, 

E — Albion College, Charles S. Valentine, Albion, Mich. 
H — Buchtel College, Thad W. Rice, ATA House, Akron, Ohio. 
e — Bethany College, T. C. Picton, Bethany, W. Va. 
I — Michigan Agricultural College, Geo. W. Rose, Agl. Co., Mich. 
K — Hillsdale College, A. W. Dorr, ATA House, 191 Hillsdale 

Street, Hillsdale, Mich. 
M — Ohio Wesleyan University, C. G. Stewart, Delaware, O. 

♦ — Hanover College, F. M. White, Hanover, Ind. 

X — Kenyon College, Robert L. Harris, Gam^ier, Ohio. 

* — University of Wooster, H. H. Johnson, 99 Barlle Street, 

Wooster, O. 


B A — Indiana University, H. £. Rugh, Bloomington, Ind. 

B B — De Pauw University, W. Wolff, Greencastle, Ind. 

B Z — Butler University, Edgar T. Forsyth, Irvington, Ind. 

B* — Ohio State University, E. R. Tarr, 71 W. nth Street, 

Columbus, Ohio. 
B* — Wabash College, B. R. Howell, 706 W. Wabash Street, 

Crawfordville, Ind. 


L. K. Malvern (B O), President 

F. C. HoDGEON (B N), Vice President 

C. P. Paulding (P), Secretary. 

A — Allegheny College, Wilbur J. Tate, Meadville, Pa. 

r — Washington and Jefferson College, W. C. Campbell, Lock Box 
I, Washington, Pa. 

P — Stevens Institute of Technology, Wallace Willett, ATA 
House, 1034 Bloomfield Street, Hoboken, N.J. 

2 — Williams College, J. R. H. Gill, Williamstown, Mass. 

T — Franklin and Marshall College, W. R. Seidle, 640 W. Chestnut 
Street, Lancaster, Pa. 

Y — Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, M. Edward Evans, 145 Eighth 
Street, Troy, N.Y. 

B A — Lehigh University, J. S. Wallace, ATA House, S. Bethle- 
hem, Pa. 

B M — Tufts College, C. Henry Wells, Tufts College, Mass. 

B O — Cornell University, J. H. Hall, Box 171 i, Ithaca, N.Y. 

BN — Mass. Inst Tech., Albert W.Thompson, 563 Columbus 
Ave., Boston. 


New York Alumni Association, R. N. Bayles, 365 Kenry Street, 

Brooklyn, N.Y. 
Chicago Alumni Association, Rov O. West, 12 13 Ashland Block, 

Nashville Alumni Association, John T. Lellvett, Nashville, Tenn. 
Twin City Alumni Association, John F. Havden, Minneapolis, Minn. 
Pittsburgh Alumni Association, John D. Watson, No. 96 Diamond 

Street, Pittsburgh, Pa. 
Nebraska Alumni Association, W. S. Summers, Lincoln, Neb. 
Cleveland Alumni Assoc'n, A. A. Bemis, The Arcade, Cleveland, O. 
Detroit Alumni Association, Chas. S. Warren, care Dickinson, 

Stevenson & Thurber, Detroit, Mich. 
Grand Rapids Alumni Association, Glenn M. Holmes, Grand 

Rapids, Mich. 
New Orleans Alumni Association, Pierce Butler, 565 Carondelet 
Street, New Orleans, La. 

Kendric Charles Babcock (** The Scandinavians in the 
Northuiest"), bom in South Brookfield, N.Y., in 1864; 
moued to Minnesota in 1885; and was graduated at the 
University of Minnesota in 1889. In 1889-90 he was Fel- 
low in History, and since 1890 he has been Instructor in 
History in that University. [He is spending 1894-5 in the 
Graduate School at Harvard University, in the study of 
History and Economics. — Ed.] He has travelled much 
through the Northwest and through Norway and Sweden, and 
has made a special study of the Scandinavian settlements in 
this country. 

— From the Forum for September, 1892. 


I , 


Yd. XVIII. January, 1895. No. a. 


** Beneath this covering of flesh our skeletons are marching to the grave,!and 
everything on earth that we long for and that we love is but a covered skeleton." 

— Hon, Newton Booth, 

Just back of the light of her eyes, 

Just under the pink of her hands. 
Whose velvet the lily out-vies, 

A skeleton stands. 

Beneath the gold crown of her tress, 
And the clustering gems that she wears, 

And under the silks that caress, 
A skeleton stares. 

Her laughter is that of a lover, 

Her lips are as lush as the South, 
And I shudder to think they but cover 

A skeleton's mouth. 

Her steps are as light as the low 
Drip of dew from the rim of a rose. 

Yet I know that wherever they go 
A skeleton goes. 


She sits at the banquet with me, 

And ever her loveliness wins ; 
Yet back of her beauty I see 

A skeleton grins. 

She is first at the party and ball, 
And her grace of motion entrances 

Like music ; — yet under it all 
A skeleton dances. 

Tho' shocked at the plight she is in, 
One thought I have kept out of view : 

Perhaps she sees under my skin 
A skeleton, too. 

— Jamks Newton Matthews (Y), '72. 


The Editor of The Rainbow has invited me to present 
something in reference to the special advantages which a stu- 
dent having the ministry in view may gain from his fraternity 
life. In writing of this, one must be cold-blooded ; and must 
avoid, on the one hand, carrying the simply pious thought and 
practice of the church back to the fraternity, and, on the other 
hand, the bearing of the simply social thought and practice of 
the fraternity forward to the church. It will not, then, be the 
aim of this short article to deal with the strictly moral prepa- 
ration for ministerial work. It will rather be presumed, that 
the chapter of which the future minister is a member en- 
deavors to avoid such things as may not be countenanced by 
a Christian gentleman, and that, while not claiming to be a 
Young Men's Christian Association, it will not, to say the 
least, promote anti-moral or anti-Christian life. 

Nor will the subject be considered from the standpoint of 
the lower and superficial advantages, such as certain social con- 
nections which may serve to brighten life, and which, on the 
practical side, may some day open up to the minister a larger 
and more influential field of work. It is a matter of fact, that 
some have received just such influence from brother Greeks. 
Properly regulated, such influence is proper and even praise- 

But more essential than all this, will be the preparation 
which comes to the student in the gaining of certain social 
practices to be used to advantage in the serious duties of min- 
isterial life. For the real power of any order or organization 
lies not so much in what it puts around a man, as in what it 
puts within him, — in this particular case, mental and social 


resources upon which he may draw in meeting the constant 
demands of a busy professions 

It is evident that if it could be shown fairly that the fra- 
ternity idea distinctly opposed the church idea, it would be 
difficult to show any advantage moving from one to the other. 
And indeed there are some points in which fraternity life and 
church life do seem to contradict each other. The fraternity, 
if true to its basal principles, is select. It chooses its member- 
ship according to a certain standard, notably that of congeni- 
ality. It loses its first charm when it ceases to be carefully 
eclectic ; nay, it may be said even to lose its soul, if it abandon 
the principles of most rigid selection. But the church idea 
seems the contrary, if not the contradictory, of this. The 
church, if true to its basal principle, is not united simply by the 
bond of social congeniality. It loses its first charm when it 
becomes select ; and may be said to lose its soul if it abandon 
the principle of broadest social democracy. 

If the contrast there stated were genuine and deep, the life 
of the fraternity would not prepare for the life of the ministry. 
But the contrast is more apparent than real. Accuracy would 
compel one to say that both the church and the fraternity grow 
according to a basis of selection. The principle or standard 
of membership is, however, very different. The church receives 
and retains such persons as show a certain fitness of spiritual 
life, a certain view of theological truth, a certain measure of 
moral activity. Its standard, ideally, is three-fold, — spirituality, 
orthodoxy, earnestness. The church too is held responsible for 
any radical departure from its standard; and secular papers 
criticise it, especially for noticeable inactivity or immorality. 
The fact is that the church is select. The writer has known 
more than one person to be "black-balled" in its secret 
councils. It is a social democracy in that it contains representa- 
tives of all grades of social life ; but it may in a true sense be 
called a religious aristocracy. 

On the other hand the fraternity receives and retains such 


persons as exhibit a certain fitness of social life, a certain view 
of moral decency, a certain measure of mental activity. Its 
standard is three-fold, — congeniality, morality, scholarship. 
The college world holds it responsible for any radical departure 
from its principle of selection and puts the failing chapter into 
disrepute. So while it may be said that a fraternity is a religious 
democracy, in that it may contain representatives of many grades 
of faith, it may yet be called, in a truer and, we trust, not 
offensive sense, a social aristocracy. 

Touching the relation of the fraternity man to the non- 
Greek world, it is evidently his part to measure all candidates 
along the social standard. If he be filled with the enthusiasm 
which is essential to the success of a chapter, he will scan 
critically the new students and will watch carefully for any 
promising developments among the old. In fact one of the 
most decided trainings of fraternity life lies at this point. It 
cultivates the habit of man study. That study may make one 
cynical and hypercritical and may at last work a look of frown- 
ing 6ontempt into the face. Or on the contrary such judgment 
may be so regulated by good nature and charity as to develop a 
practical, yet considerate, sagacity. In ministerial life, also, 
there is needed this constant observation. The minister is ever 
taking the moral measure of men. The stranger in his audience 
is watched for any token of eager attention, while the regular 
attendant is even more closely regarded, and any sign of quick- 
ened interest has glad recognition. And it may be that in this 
case, too, the fixed habit of moral judgment may work mischief. 
He of the pulpit may come to a low view of human nature and 
may lay undue stress upon the fact that man is " a worm of the 
dust." Or it may be that mingling so constantly with the highest 
t)rpes of manhood and entertaining that faith which puts the 
Golden Age in the future, he will become what a minister is 
proverbially, an intense optimist. There is no practical quality 
more needed in ministerial life than the power rightly to esti- 
mate persons ; and there is no phase of collegiate life that tends 
more to cultivate this power than does the fraternity. 


Besides, the fraternity life may be said to give to the com- 
ing pastor a lesson of large importance as to the value of the 
personal, face-to-face method of work. The rushes continuing 
sometimes through weeks or months, present this point in an 
impressive way. Presuming that the fraternity should at stated 
times call together those whom it would be glad to initiate, and 
that an appointed spokesman should read or declaim a formal 
setting forth of the beauties and advantages of Greek life, the 
result may be easily surmised. Men are won to fraternity by 
direct, judicious, persistent, individual effort. All things being 
equal, the chapter that works this method most efficiently will 
get the man. The early ministry of the church had this secret 
which, in the writer's opinion, the modern ministry must learn. 
When Paul went to talking with Aquila and Priscilla, as they 
worked together on the same piece of sail-cloth, it was not long 
until the latter two were won to the church. He will be a dull 
student of fraternity and ministry who will not endeavor to carry 
this personal method of the first out into the activities of the 

All so far said has dealt with the relation of the fraternity 
man and the minister to the possible candidates for the chap- 
ter or the church. But both fraternity and church have an 
inner life and bring members into close contact with each other. 
It has been charged against the secret society system, that it 
tended to narrow the range of college companionships and 
friendships. But whether it has this effect depends upon the 
man. The result in most cases is that it does not lessen the 
number of companions and friends in general, while deepening 
greatly the relations with the initiated few. The church life 
has much the same effect. While it does not, or should not, 
make a man less of a citizen, it does bring him into intimate 
association with his fellow members. A careful observer will 
not fail to note that church lives, especially in great cities and 
larger towns, determine the society life. Without any attempt 
to point out the surface parallels between chapter life and 


congregation life, this much may be said : Any chapter of fair 
size contains all the general types of character with which a 
minister will have to deal in his working church. The memory 
of the alumnus will recall among his fellow members the jovial 
and the moody ; the good-natured and the sensitive ; the slow 
and the quick ; the radical and the conservative ; the generous 
and the close-fisted ; the inactive and the intense. It must be 
admitted, as a thing of value, that one may thus be brought in- 
to most intimate connection with all the general types of char- 
acter with which one's ministry must deal. If he who is to en- 
ter the clerical office will properly use his fraternity life, it will 
develop within him a judgment which will guide in many per- 
plexing places, and will make his service all the more forceful 
and acceptable. < 

These words then present somewhat the advantage which 
a future minister may gain from his fraternity life. In addi- 
tion to the hard and useful quality of judgment, it may be said 
that the chapter of rollicking actives will ever furnish memo- 
ries to the ministerial alumnus, that in all his stern and ofttimes 
sad work will tend to keep him boyish and cheerful and will 
ever revive within him a knowledge of young and throbbing 
manhood. And nothing does the minister need to know more 
than he needs to know this — How to deal with the young man 
of the period. 

Edwin H. Hughes.* 

* Bro. Edwin H. Hughes received the degree of A. B. from Ohio Wes- 
leyaxi University in 1889; and A. M. in 1892. In the same year, he also received 
the degree of S. T. B. from Boston University. He was the winner of the In- 
terstate Oratorical Contest of 1889. — [Ed. 




This letter may prove interesting to one of our new chap- 
ters. For sufficient reasons Upsilon lost her charter at little over 
a year after Brother Pickrell's letter was written ; but his letter 
proves pretty conclusively that his chapter was not the political 
machine which it has been charged with being by the editor of 
the S X Catalogue. 

LowRiE McClurg. 

Champaign, Ills., 

Oct. 20, 1877. 
Brother Buchanan : 

Your letter was received several days behind time on account of 
Brother Sargent's absence from the University this year. The papers 
did not come until last week, and for that reason you have not heard 
from us sooner. 

I distributed The Crescent among all our members, only 
twelve in number, and got six subscribers. They were all very much 
pleased with its appearance, and were glad we had some way of 
getting some news of the welfare of other chapters. We think we 
are a kind of an out-of-the-way chapter, as it takes us a month or two 
to hear from our letters, and sometimes we don't get answers at all. 
I will do all I can to get subscribers from the Alumni. 

Chapter Upsilon is in a prosperous condition, twelve members 
in^number, most of whom are in the Senior Class; and I can say for 
eleven of them that they are among the best boys in their classes, 
and thought well of in every respect. We could increase our number 
greatly if we chose ; but we think it best not to, as the Faculty object 
very seriously to secret societies, and besides we think we have 
enough to make it pleasant, as we deal in first-class students. 


I can say for the Alumni, that all as far as heard from are in 
business of various kinds, and doing well ; two are tutors in the Uni- 
versity. Since I commenced writing my '* Chum " has brought in the 
October number of The Crescent, for which we are much obliged. 
Enclosed you will please find a P. O. order, for which you may send 
six copies in one package to F. A. Dean, our President. Some future 
time we will send a fuller report. 

Yours fraternally, 

A. A. PiCKRELL, S. A. 


Chicago, August, 1894. 
As a matter of historical value the Fraternity will probably 
find the following letter of a good deal of interest. In many 
respects Briick of Rho Chapter should be recognized by it 
as a man of as much importance as the Founders. 

LowRiE McClurg. 

HoBOREN, Sept<^9, 1879. 
My Dear McClurg : 

The Catalogues* have come to hand O.K. We are very well 
satisfied with them, with one exception, and that is that in the 
alphabetical list the fifteen last initiated of Rho have been unac- 
countably omitted. 

I have got my idea of the work of the extension committee in 
good shape now ; I have divided the consideration of the work into 
three heads : — 

1. Foundation and fostering the Chapters. 

2. Handling of the Extension Fund. 

3. Miscellaneous. 

With regard to number one, we may divide that into two di- 
visions, viz.: keeping track of Belts going to "barb" colleges; and 
second, keeping track of any man desiring to found a chapter. I 

*This is the Catalogue published by Alpha in '79. 


imagine it will be in this first count that the greatest work will be 

The modus operandi I should suggest would be : To send to 
each S. A. a request for him to furnish the committee with a list of 
the men initiated at his chapter who may have left it and are in 
attendance at a college at which A T A is not officially represented. 
The S A. should also be requested to furnish us with the addresses 
and classes to which these students belong; their standing m 
college and their value as active men. These names when received 
should be properly catalogued, and arranged for ready reference. 
The committee should then put itself in communication with these 
men ; and if two men are at the same institution, each one unknown 
to the other, the committee should bring their meeting about These 
men should be called upon for information concerning the status of 
the institution, the number, names and standing of the various frater- 
nities, and the class of men belonging to the neutrals. What follows 
will then depend on various circumstances. 

With regard to keeping track of offers for chapters, we must 
pursue the same course as in the former case — by communication 
with the chapters. A due amount of urging of alumni in the various 
college towns may have a salutary effect. We should request Alpha 
to consult with us with regard to granting charters. I, like you, think 
the Extension Committee's position in the ranks of the Fraternity 
should be firmly fixed and well defined, and that good active aliunni 
should constitute its membership. 

How is the new '^ extension " fund to be christened ? It certainly 
must be known by another name, in order not to be confounded with 
tA€ extension fund. Here again we must send requests to all alumni, 
requesting subscriptions, which must then be properly invested. 
With regard to the disbursement : What had the Convention to say 
regarding it? 

Under *^ Miscellaneous " I would like to insert a couple of ques- 
tions. Dare we as a committee throw in suggestions to the various 
chapters regarding a course of action : dare we do this without fear of 
a snubbing ? Wouldn't it come within our province, without stretching 
the meaning of the word ^' Extension" too far, to discuss amendments 
to the constitution, changes in our way of carrying on business, etc., 
etc. ? In fact, would it be too premature to attempt to give this com- 


mittee a permanent position in the organization of the Fraternity, and 
to convert it by slow degrees into an advisory committee ? * I wish 
you would think the matter over and send your notes on it. I have 
asked Colvin and Slaughter to give me their ideas, but have as yet 
received no answer. 

A. D. Elliot writes to me that Tau has four new men. Hurrah 
for her 1 Lou Mathey has sent our copy of the seal to Eliot, and I 
suppose Tau's hall will get the benefit of it. I had been quite busy 
on an india ink one to take its place, but want of time has prevented 
my finishing it. I will close, that the 6.05 mail may be caught. 

Yours fraternally, 



To the Editor o/The Rainbow : 

Dear Brother : I send with this copies of two letters, written long 
ago, as specimens of how the first numbers of The Crescent were 
received by the Fraternity. They may serve as suggestions to both 
Editor and Fraternity. Very fraternally, 

LowRiE McClurg. 

[No. I.] 

CoBOURG, Ontario, Canada, 

Nov. 2, 1877. 
J?ear Brother Buchanan : 

I have today received two copies of The Crescent from Brother 
White of Alpha. They make me feel like a " Choctaw " again, or 
rather like an " active member " again, as we call it ; for I will never 
cease to be a " Choctaw,*' even though I may join many older secret 
societies. I shall always feel that ATA was my " first love." I say 
always, not that I expect to live always, but that my religion leads me 
to believe there will be a " Grand Convention " on the other side of 

* That committee consisted originally of five alumni ; and it came to have so 
pennanent a position in the organization of the Fraternity that it became the 
majority of the Arch Chapter. 

t Former name of The Rainbow. 


Jordan some day, as Brother Driesbach says, " When Delta Taus shall 
part no more." May there be no vacant chairs over there. 

Enclosed please find $i.oo, my subscription for The Crescent. 
Anything I can do here to help it or any other Delta enterprise will 
be done. Fraternity has done and is still doing more for me than I 
can ever requite. Yours in ostracism, 

Dave Jameson, 
Cobourg, Ontario, Canada. 

P. S. I shall try to send you an article, as I suppose that will 
help you most. 

[No. 2.] 

Garrison, Benton Co., Iowa, 

Nov. 2, 1877. 
Dear Editor o/The Crescent: 

A brother handed me the October number of The Crescent a 
day or two ago, which was the first time that I knew such a paper was 
in existence. It is unnecessary to say that I read it with eagerness 
and delight ; it stirred up within me all the love I ever had for Delta 
Tau Delta Fraternity. I felt like going to my trunk and taking out 
my old Delta Tau pin and sticking it on my coat again, to show the 
world I was a Delta Tau. 

This excellent paper, for such I consider it, shows that the Fra- 
ternity has not been idle, but that it is a live, growing and popular 
institution. I, as one of its advocates and lovers, trust that it will 
ever remain such. I was glad to hear from Chapter Phi of Hanover 
through The Crescent, and that it still has its wonted zeal and 
energy ; and that I may hear from it every month and from the Fra- 
ternity at large, I will send my name and dollar, for which I would 
like to receive all the copies of The Crescent for this year, including 
back numbers. You will greatly oblige a friend and brother, 

S. W. LaGrange. 


[This letter is a good index to the reasons why our O. W. U. 
Alpha disbanded in 1874: selfishness ruled in its councils.] 

Delaware, Ohio, 

Nov. 23, 1874. 
Mr. Eaton: 

Our Alpha Chapter having become dissatisfied with the Frater- 
nity at large, and also not being congenial among ourselves, therefore 
unanimously we have decided that for our aivn * advancement, and for 
our own • enjoyment, we had better disband ; and in accordance with 
our desires have so done. I will forward all our papers to you as 
soon as I can arrange them. Yours truly, 

C. B. Wright. 

P. S. Of course we will stand our share of the expense for the 
Catalogue: it will be about $5.00; so as soon as you can get the 
number of members and levy a tax we will pay our share. I have 
sent all our papers to you by express and paid the bill. I have all 
my correspondence for this year, received from different persons ; and 
if you desire my letters I will send them to you, if not I will burn them. 
There is nothing that will do the Fraternity any good in the letters. 

Yours truly, 

C. B. Wright. 

P. S. I have read none of the letters which I have sent you, 
so cannot tell whether they are important or not. I will send any 
Fraternity letters which I may receive to you unopened. 

C. B. W. 

[How Delaware Alpha transacted business previous to its 

Delaware, Ohio, 

Dec. 14, 1874. 
Mr. Eaton: 

Received yours this week and reply at the earliest opportunity. 
You know I held the office but a short time, and cannot tell any- 
thing concerning the Fraternity previous to my election, as the S. A. 
did all the business and the members seldom inquired into the general 
matters of the Fraternity abroad; so I can tell you nothing with 

*The italics are the writer's own. 


regard to Hillsdale previous to my election. Since then I received 
but one letter which in no way informed me of its condition. I wrote 
several times, but received no answer until after Alpha withdrew ; and 
that letter I forwarded to you unopened. I received from the ex- 
S. A. no treasury book, and he told me there was no money in the 
general treasury ; and since then I have not collected any, as the bill 
was not due until the first of January. 

I will be ready and willing to g^ve you any information which 
you desire, but I believe there is nothing I know now which will 
assist you. 


C. B. Wright. 



In sorting over the rubbish in the back room of a book- 
store I came across a little, mouse-colored volume entitled 
•'The Problem of Life." It was a last century author's view 
of the facts and failures of human nature. His chapter on 
Jealousy left quite an impression on me and is the only part 
of the book which has any reference to this story. 

"Jealousy," said he, "is a most harmful as well as useless 
form of selfishness. The person who is of a jealous disposi- 
tion is so absorbed with the importance of the word * I ' that 
the words ' you ' and * they * seem to be unnecessary parts 
of an otherwise agreeable vocabulary. It is harmful, because 
it often deprives one of judgment and makes one hear what was 
not said and leaves one in mental pain for no reason. It is 
useless because it never does any good." 

It seemed to me that the author was quite correct in his 
ideas until I read this last sentence. I thought that "never" 
is a long, long time, and that if jealousy never did any real 
good it often brought about very desirable results to those 
immediately concerned. There came to my mind a little ro- 
mance in which jealousy played a leading part. 

While taking a trip abroad I decided to leave the party 
with whom I had been making the tour of France, and went 
down into Spain. Arriving at Barcelona, where the blue 
waters of the Mediterranean glimmer and sparkle in the rays of 
the Spanish sun, I learned that Walter Russel, an acquaintance 
of college days, was the United States Consul located there. 
I hastened to call on him, and found him surprised and 
happy to see me. I felt at home instantly. It was several 
minutes before I could ask him a question, he was so anxious 


to know about my own experiences since the time when we 
used to study Horace together. How well I remembered the 
day when, after giving a laborious translation of a passage 
about " Lallage," I looked up and discovered him waving his 
hand to a vision in gray who was just passing down the other 
side of the street. As I sat in the consul's office gazing at 
Walter, whom ten years of post-college life had changed but 
little, I fancied I saw the same blush and confused smile that 
met my eyes when he had turned his face towards me and re- 
marked that he "didn't quite grasp that translation." 

"Well, Walter," said I, " how do you like being a consul ? " 

" Oh, first-rate. Helen likes it quite well, too," he re- 

"Who is Helen .^" I asked, perplexedly. 

"Why, she's my wife and has just gone to take the best 
baby in the world for a ride in the University Park. There's 
the baby's picture on the mantel-shelf; and even my wife 
admits that it looks like me." 

" I'm glad to hear that you are married ; won't you tell me 
about it .^ " I asked. 

"It's a long story; but you remember Miss Loomis as 
the young lady who dressed so bewitchingly in gray. Helen 
and I were born and reared in the same town not far from the 
college town of Bedford, Conn. We moved in the same society, 
graduated in the same high-school, and came to Bedford col- 
lege on the same train. Helen and I were then what you 
would call very good friends. We used to have our little 
differences — principally on account of my paying too much 
attention to a pretty girl who lived next door. We were both 
Juniors when you left college, and the next year I found my- 
self desperately in love with Helen. But it was of no use ; she 
said she had always thought a great deal of me as a friend and 
was afraid that my regard for her was nothing more. 

" But I was determined, in spite of her sisterly attitude, to 
be something more than a brother to her ; and I promised to 


wait until she should either love me or absolutely hate me. 
After graduating she returned to our native town of Belfast, 
while I remained as a tutor in Bedford College. That year I 
had nothing to do with any of the girls ; but such loyalty made 
no difference with Helen, and her letters preserved the same 
exquisite, sisterly tone. 

" The next year I became an assistant professor and de- 
voted my attention to the college wall-flowers. 

" This, however, affected Helen not at all ; and when I found 
that she was enjoying social life with that noodle of a Teddie 
Barton, at whom we used to laugh so much, I became more 
desperate. Through the influence of one of my father's 
friends, I at last obtained this appointment to Barcelona. 

" Helen and I continued our correspondence, and I had 
a great deal to write her. Soon after my arrival I met, at a 
great ball, Barbara, Countess of Barcelona, the charming widow 
of the late Count Maximian, who was many years her elder 
and a very adroit diplomat. She was, and is, a veritable dream 
embodied in a most beautiful figure. That dark complexion 
of the Spaniard, which seems to glow with a passion that fades 
away and then returns, was hers ; and those dreamy eyes — oh, 
they were enough to swerve any man from a cherished path. 
Her smile was so sweet and her manner so gracious that a 
man felt himself a king in her presence. I did not discover all 
this at once ; but it happened that we met quite often. Barbara 
had lost her husband a year before I met her, and she seemed 
quite sad and in need of sympathy. You may be sure that I 
found her company very agreeable, and I don't know how many 
walks we took together down near the seashore. I was for- 
getting Helen little by little ; but strange to say I wrote Helen 
all about Barbara. In childhood days Helen made me a pres- 
ent of a locket which I wore afterwards until I lost it one day 
while out boating with Barbara. It was all I could do to keep 
myself from yielding to that woman's silent fascination. How 
I ever managed to remain true to the love of my college days 


I don't know ; but I wrote all about Barbara to her — my let- 
ters were veritable volumes about Barbara. 

" In the meantime I was trying to settle a serious compli- 
cation in diplomatic affairs which had arisen between our 
government and the city of Barcelona. The key to the situa- 
tion is a certain receipt for $40,000.00, which receipt rightfully 
belongs to the United States. I remember speaking to Bar- 
bara about it, when she asked me why I looked so troubled — 
she was a sincerely sympathetic women. About a month after 
I had written a particularly rapturous description of the Countess, 
I received a letter from Helen, who asked me to come back to 
America, and recalled my old promise to come to her when- 
ever she should ask me. I made arrangements for my de- 
parture and called upon Babara at her stately mansion opposite 
the University Park. It made me feel so sad to leave her, 
and she was apprehensive that something might happen to me 
on my journey. When she asked me with due tact why I 
must go, I told her all about Helen. The sadness of disappoint- 
ment came over her face, but only for an instant. Then she 
spoke of how happy I would be, and how much better married 
life would be. Yes, she even inspired me with a better love 
for my jealous Helen. I could have worshipped her as a saint. 
I can never forget the night I parted from her, as she stood 
beneath the soft glow of a crimson chandelier and held out 
both hands in farewell to me. The closing of that door seemed 
to me the closing of a gate of paradise. 

" I was soon in America and married to Helen. After an 
absence of three months we returned to Barcelona. Helen 
was delighted with life here and is quite a foreigner already. 
I have been reappointed and am enjoying life very happily. I 
have not seen Barbara again — " 

Just then the door was opened suddenly and RusseVs 
wife came in hurriedly in a state of almost hysterical agitation. 
She was followed by the nurse girl, who was carrying the un- 
suspecting baby. 


"Oh, Walter," exclaimed Helen, "how could you be so 
cruel — so false? Just look at the baby." 

Russel was thunderstruck. "My dear wife," said he, 
"calm yourself; the baby is all right." 

" But look at his neck," exclaimed the almost heart-broken 
woman, as she sank into a chair. Russel went to look at the 
baby, when Helen said in broken tones : " Oh, Walter, when we 
were in the University Park a beautiful woman met us and 
stopped to look at the baby. All at once she drew from her 
bosom a string of pearls with a locket attached. Putting it 
around the baby's neck, she kissed him and went away ; and — 
Walter Russel, that's your locket and you — have — betrayed 

Russel surprised me by looking deliberately at the locket, 
and opened it. A paper fell out. Walter picked it up, and there 
was the long-lost receipt which was to give him a reputation 
as a diplomat. 

I withdrew quietly and left a note saying that I would 
call again. 

But I could not call again ; and in three weeks I found 
myself laboriously reading an Italian newspaper. I met these 
startling items : " Barbara, Countess of Barcelona, killed herself 
today by leaping into the sea from a high cliff. Her body has 
been recovered and a little note was found on it. The inscrip- 
tion was, 'Walter, I loved you ! ' " 

In a neighboring column I read : " Monsieur Walter Russel, 
the accomplished diplomat, having settled the great receipt 
difficulty between the United States and Barcelona, has re- 
signed and will leave for America very soon." 

As I laid down the paper all I could say was, " Poor 
humanity, how you suffer." 

E. P. S. Miller. 



" I call thee stranger ; for this town, I ween, 
Has not the honor of so proud a birth. 
Thou com'st from * Mystic ' meadows fresh and green, 
The offspring of the Gods, though bom on earth : 
For Titan was thy sire ; and fair was she. 
The ocean nymph that nursed thy infancy." 

Within the last few years, the Ohio State University has 
had a rapid and substantial growth. Five new buildings have 
been added, until, at present, with her three or four hundred 
acres of land, her fifty-acre campus, and a score of fine lecture 
halls, laboratories and library, she is the Queen of Ohio's edu- 
cational institutions. But there has been one thing lacking. 
Her famous spring rippled cool as ever, her lake was clear and 
sparkling, her campus greener than any other, her students 
many and loyal. This until the 19th day of November, in the 
year of our Lord 1 894. On the evening of that day the mists 
cleared away, and, under the guidance of a propitious star, the 
expectant wise men of the College were led into the pres.ence of 
a fair and radiant youngling. Beta Phi, the last of A T a's 
daughters. She is a maiden already fit to be wooed. She began 
housekeeping on her own responsibility at the age of two hours. 
In ten days her beautiful suite of rooms were elegantly and com^ 
pletely furnished. The register of charter members reads : — 

Edward R. Tarr, '96. Arlington C. Harvey, '96. 

Charles W. MacGuire, '95. M. V. Copeland, '97. 

Paul L. Coleman, '96. John C. Van Horn, '96. 

Ambrose Middleton, '95. John A. Tanner, '96. 

S. Rush Schartz, '97. Arthur E. Addison, '95. 


k^ » 


Brother Van Horn comes to us from B K. 

Bro. E. R. Tarr, the real founder of the chapter, is a 
nephew of Bro. Eugene Tarr of West Virginia, one of the early 
members of the fraternity. He has labored faithfully in the 
cause, and is the happiest man in the University. At five 
o'clock, on the 19th, the beautiful initiatory work was set in ^ 
operation by that most congenial chapter, X of Kenyon College. 
X and M were present in toto, and representations came from 
other chapters in the State. Bro. M. T. Hines, Gen'l Axline, 
and President R. L. Harris, viewed the rites, while owrfratres in 
urbfy Bro. Earl Davis and Bro. W. M. Porter of the Blind Insti- 
tution, who have worked zealously in our interest, stood as god- 
fathers to the youngster. 

The members of the new chapter have had their share of 
college honors. Several of the boys are commissioned officers 
in the University Battalion. Lieutenants : Coleman, Middle- 
ton, MacGuire and Schartz. We also have our share of lit- 
erary and class honors : A. C. Harvey is President of '96, and 
A. E. Addison one of the editors of the Lantern. 

These new members of A T A were instituted as Beta Phi 
chapter, and then invited the assembled guests to a banquet at 
Smith's European Hotel. The dining-room was an unusual 
one : Above and below, tiling in the beautiful mosaic patterns. 
The side walls, entirely of plate and cut glass, reflected the soft 
lights that melted through globes of clouded glass. The din- 
ner was perfect, the toasts sparkling and eloquent, the songs 
and recitations catchy and entertaining. Prof. W. M. Porter, 
as Symposiarch, directed the festivities with unusual grace and 
fitness, until the walk-around came as the benediction to the 

The toasts were as follows : — 

"The Arch Chapter" R. G. Harris, X, '95 

" Beta Phi, the Youngling " H. A. Barber, X, '96 

"Our Guests" A. E. Addison, B ♦, '95 

" The Fraternity Idea " S. P. Bush, R 


** Anticipation, Realization " A. C. Harvey, B ♦, '96 

" Hellenism vs Barbarism " A. Briget, B 

College Athletics C. P. Mottley, X, '95 

Delta Tau Delta as she stands in the Greek World 

Herbert Brownell, M, '95 


" * The banquet waits our presence ; festal joy 
Laughs in the mantling goblet, and the night, 
Illumined by the taper's dazzling beam. 
Rivals departed day. 

• ••••• 

" * A troupe of sprightly nymphs, arrayed in green. 
With flowing chaplets crowned, come scudding in. 
With fragrant blossoms these adorn the feast, 
Those, with officious zeal, attend each guest. 
Beneath his feet the silken carpet spread, 
Or sprinkle liquid odors on his head. 
Others the ruby cups with roses bound, 
Delightful ! Deal the sparkling nectar round, 
Or weave the dance, or tune the vocal lay. 
The lyres resound, the merry minstrels play. 
Gay, healthful youth and joy overspread the place. 
And swell each heart, and triumph in each face.' " 

"A banquet in fancy, which finds its real expression here 
to-night. The mantling goblet, brilliant lights, glowing chaplets, 
refreshment, music, good fellowship, fraternal spirit — all are 
here. The sprightly nymphs, from Cork, have scudded in 
and scudded out, after spreading this silken rug beneath my 
tottering feet and trembling limbs. Unfortunately, they can 
do nothing for my stammering tongue and reeling brain as I 
attempt the duties of Symposiarch to this brilliant Symposium. 

" Don't for a moment think that this poem is my effusion. 


It was written by some one who lived in the world at the wrong 
time — by one who, if able, would have followed the example of 
our illustrious brother, who had banqueted in the palace, and 
shared the crust of the beggar ; who has pillowed his head on the 
silken couch, and slept under the roof of thatch ; who has heard 
the whispered love secret of the maiden, and the wail of the 
broken-hearted ; who has stayed the hand of Evil, and upheld 
the arm of Right ; who has swept the chords of the human heart, 
till the gladsome note has caused the people of our broad land 
to smile upon their neighbors in happy fraternal recognition — 
our beloved Will Carleton. The poet would have followed his 
example, I say, and become a Delta Tau. 

" It is a happy hour. Fly fast the Quip and Crank ! Eat, 
drink and smoke in riotous glee — for to-morrow comes exami- 
nation. We rejoice over the advent of the healthful infant. 
Beta Phi. 

"Younger brothers, you have worked hard, and success 
has at last crowned your efforts. We, elder brothers, have 
waited long years to behold this scene. To-night, by the electric 
induction of Deltaic brotherhood, which knows not time or 
space, we can feel the exultant heart-throb of Brother Eberth 
and those whose domain dips into the Eastern waters; of 
Brother Barnes and those who dwell by the boundless waters of 
Peace ; of the Deltas whose homes stretch toward the mountains 
of ice and snow ; of the loyal boys who make merry in the sun- 
bathed forests of orange and pomegranate. 

"The personnel of Deltaism is not given place on our pro- 
gram. The alumni — God bless you — will soon join you ! To 
the active — greeting! The World's Fair blossomed a moment 
and then faded forever from our sight ; but the fair ones of the 
world will ever be enshrined in the heart of every true Delta. 
Then, to your glasses, fraters, and drink. Each to his lady 
love, and all to that charming woman who, by her untiring 
labors and interest in the new chapter, has earned the title of 
Presiding Genius of Beta Phi — Mrs. Earl Davis. 


" The flying moments warn me of my encroachment upon 
your time and patience. We feel qualified to write a book on 
' How to select and furnish a home in a week.* Brother Davis 
thought he had set up his ' Lares and Penates ' once for all, but 
has found it must be done again. You can imagine the feelings 
of a staid old bachelor, hustling to open a new house. But the 
history of it will come from others. Before taking up the work, 
let us propitiate the goddess in whose honor we are assembled. 

"O Glorious Delta Tau! Spotless be thy name as the 
fleecy clouds flung into a propitious sky from the battle- 
ments of Hesmu. Golden, thy loving heart, as the sun — 
shot gleams of the day dawn. Purple thy mantle, regal emblem, 
as its mists that envelope the sinking Orb of Day, melting into 
the Western horizon. 

" Sweet Queen of Our Affections ! We are prostrate at 
thy feet. Consecrate us anew, and bid us rise anew into exalted 

A. E. Addison. 



The Ohio State University was founded in accordance 
with an act of Congress passed July 2, 1862. By this act the 
State of Ohio received a large grant of public land for the pur- 
pose of founding an industrial institution. It was not till some 
years later that the courses of study offered by the Industrial 
and Mechanical College were completely changed and greatly 
revised and enlarged, while at the same time the name assumed 
its present form. This State institution, which graduated its 
first class in '78, is now the leading university of Ohio. 

The university is located within the corporate limits of the 
City of Columbus, and about three miles north of the State 
Capitol. The University grounds consist of three hundred 
and thirty acres, extending from High Street westward to the 
Alentangy River. Part of this land is under cultivation. The 
Campus, athletic grounds, drill grounds and a park of native 
trees, in all about one hundred and thirty acres, occupy the 
part next to High Street. The Campus rises with gentle swell 
from the main entrance to a crest from whence a good view 
of the city may be obtained. 

Admirably situated on this slight rise stands the first 
building erected — University Hall : Arts and Philosophy. 
This building was finished in 1873. Built of brick with mas- 
sive stone trimmings, five stories high, two hundred and thirty- 
five feet long and over one hundred feet deep, this building is 
justly regarded as one of the finest college halls in Ohio. 
From the upper windows the capital city of Ohio may be seen 
filling the broad valley of the Sciota and extending far to the 

Three hundred and twenty-five feet due east from Uni- 



versity Hall stands the Chemical Building. The old chemical 
laboratory was destroyed by fire in 1889. The work of erect- 
ing a new and better-equipped building was immediately begun. 
The present building was nearly finished in 1890. The cost 
of the building was nearly seventy thousand dollars. Its great- 
est length is one hundred and seventy-nine feet ; depth of 
^ain portion seventy feet ; depth of wings, one hundred and 
thirty-two • feet. This building is devoted entirely to the 
chemical laboratories, with two lecture rooms. The lecture 
rooms will seat considerably over three hundred students. The 
laboratories have desks for about two hundred students. The 
building also contains offices, private laboratories, and several 
rooms for special experiments. 

Hayes Hall, one of the finest-appearing buildings on the 
Campus, stands two hundred feet east of the Chemical Build- 
ing. This large building was recently completed at a cost, ex- 
clusive of equipment, of about eighty thousand dollars. It is 
devoted to instruction in the Industrial Arts. An architectural 
contemplation of the building is very striking. The main arches 
of the entrance hall are very beautiful. 

The buildings mentioned do not comprise much over one- 
half the class rooms and laboratories of the University. 

Orton Hall, built of white sandstone, was just recently 
completed. In this building are the various departments of 
English Literature, the Library and a very fine Geological 

Mechanical Hall, the Electric Building, the Botanical 
Laboratory, Horticultural Hall, besides dormitories, private 
residences for professors, oflRces, etc., etc, complete the ac- 
commodations for our enrollment of over eight hundred 


A. C. Harvey. 





Every active fraternity man in' these days, be he graduate 
or undergraduate, must have an Extension plank in his plat- 
form. It may be more or less of a "straddle," in the political 
sense, and he may live up to it with the same consistency with 
which a Republican or Democratic president observes the party 
deliverance on civil service reform. But he is sure that there 
are certain college pastures, new and old, where none of the 
goats of his flock ought ever to graze. There are others, 
mainly of the newer sort, where freshman grass is rich, abun- 
dant and tempting ; and there he would fain see the fraternity 
goat-keeper set up in business. It is not quite safe, however, 
to dogmatize on this question of extension, even for myself. 
The extension article in our fraternity creed must be like the 
creed of a certain widely-known Unitarian preacher, who once 
declared that his creed was "good for this day and date only." 
With wider knowledge of colleges, their rise and fall, their men 
and their general moral and intellectual tone, constant changes 
of opinion must take place. I know for my own part this is 
true : I have voted against the granting of charters, during the 
last two years, that I would have voted for during the preced- 
ing two years, and vice versa. It is not a matter of knowledge 
alone, or merely one of mood ; it is rather the result of modified 
views as to methods of bettering the Fraternity with the ma- 
terials at hand. And right here there are wide differences of 
opinion, and there will continue to be differences. 

The few volumes of The Rainbow preceding the present 
one have set forth somewhat at leng^th my views of extension for 
Delta Tau Delta, and I am not sure that there have been any 


great modifications of them to be noted. But each fraternity 
generation must be persuaded for itself. It will not turn the 
files of The Rainbow to get any man's opinion, or the opinion 
of any former generation. The college world with its prob- 
lems is created anew every four years. Do battle it must. 
So too must the body of actives in the fraternity in the mat- 
ter of extension. The Extension question will not down, so 
long as colleges are developing in age and attractions and great 
universities are being established. Banquo's ghost, the 
Wandering Jew, and the phoenix, are not to be compared with 
it. Let me just touch very briefly some of the phases of this 
ever-fresh topic, the boon of the Editor, and fraternity conven- 

In the first place, salvation from any of our present perils 
'does not lie in any wholesale or indiscriminate additions to our 
chapter roll. Any hot-bed policy of extension for financial 
purposes would to my mind be little short of suicidal. What 
family of fifteen members would think of adopting five new 
untried members, because one of the fifteen was a spendthrift 
and another a defaulter ? And yet that is just what one propo- 
sition for extension amounts to, and nothing more. We have, 
during the past six years, added quite as many chapters and 
quite as excellent chapters as we could expect to add in the 
next six years, exercising all reasonable caution ; and yet for the 
particular purpose just mentioned the policy has not been an 
entire success. Some of the newer chapters have " caught on 
to " the ways of the older ones with astonishing agility. The 
disease that aflfiicts some chapters, and so the Fraternity, is one 
which no extension panacea will cure ; and the sooner we realize 
that, the better. 

In the second place, there are really very few colleges in 
the country where it is advisable for us to try just now to 
plant new chapters, either because of the location and prospects 
of the institutions, or because of the strong intrenchment or 
peculiar nature of long-established chapters. There are several 


institutions where we would be glad if we were well established ; 
but we are not so established and it is folly to spend our ener- 
gies on them at present. I much doubt if the most admirable 
petition from Yale, Harvard, Amherst, Wesleyan, Hamilton, 
South Carolina or California would gain the vote of more than 
one member of the Arch Chapter if both sides were properly 
presented. The colleges may be very desirable places, the 
class of men all right ; but conditions of other sorts are wholly 
against us. I can count on the fingers of one hand all the col- 
leges from which I would at present even consider a petition 
seriously. I am ready to be converted by sufficient argument, 
but I confess that they would have to be strong arguments ; for 
I claim to be fairly well posted as to the better colleges of the 
country, both because of my profession and my eight years of 
fraternity work. The argument for colleges " up to our present 
average " is a very weak one. No fraternity adds chapters of 
that sort. New colleges added to our list must be far above 
the average, and that in more than one particular. Only in 
this way will the prestige and power of the fraternity increase 
as it should. 

Thirdly, gjreater care should be taken for new chapters 
than we have devoted to some of the new chapters of the last 
six years ; and unless we are in a position to give that care and 
training, we must go slow. For my part I shall hesitate a long 
time before I vote for the establishment of another chapter that 
will not have in its active membership a man of at least one 
year's experience, more or less, in a "live" chapter; or, if this 
be lacking, there must be close in touch with the chapter some 
enthusiastic, experienced, judicious alumnus, or body of alumni, 
as was the case at University of Nebraska. At least three new 
chapters have come into trouble since my official connection 
with Delta Tau Delta, largely because they were ignorant of the 
Fraternity's methods and traditions, and had no one close at 
hand and in. ready touch with them to supplement their igno- 
rance and inexperience in Fraternity matters. This is doubly 


necessary if the new chapter be composed of under classmen, 
and but recently organized for Fraternity work. Proper exten- 
sion must have something more than enthusiasm for its basis, 
necessary as that quality is. 

Finally, I am opposed more strongly than ever to extension 
based on professional membership, as was proposed in a recent 
petition. No petition signed largely by professional students 
(law, pharmacy, divinity, medicine, etc.) will be likely to get my 
vote. It is practically impossible to establish a good foothold 
in the regular departments, after a majority of the chapter is 
composed of professional men, however intimately the depart- 
ments may be connected. That careful unanimity in the choice 
of new men, in which safety lies, that preservation of high esprit 
de corpSy can not be maintained because intimate acquaintance 
is unlikely. Not one man of us would for a single moment 
think of planting chapters in the purely professional law or 
medical schools ; and while all these schools and departments 
contain magnificent fellows, we must have a care to remain dis- 
tinctly a true college fraternity. The occasional initiation of a 
professional man may be excellent, in the introduction of a 
maturer man. But our extension must not be based on such 
professional membership, or in colleges where the professional 
departments dominate college interests. 

Kendric Charles Babcock. 


This paper must be rather suggestive, than an exhaustive 
discussion of any point under consideration. Taking it for 
granted — indeed, it is a fact — that there are universities and 
colleges of high grade offering superior advantages for college 
fraternity work, where Delta Tau Delta has no chapter, should 
she not seek to enter at least a few of the best of these insti 
tutions i Brothers, my candid opinion is that we should lose 
no opportunity to do so. With me, the more important ques- 
tion is. How soon can we secure favorable conditions for enter- 
ing some of these fields with the white, purple and gold, where 



we shall meet in friendly contest those who have already been 
enjoying advantages which we might share? 

But I am asked to express my opinion on the matter of 
extension, and that in a few words. I am not to say what I 
think of the fitness or unfitness of any institution, but whether 
or not we should increase the number of our chapters. Is our 
fraternity large enough ? I believe in being conservative ; but 
in all friendliness let me say that I get out of patience with 
conservatism that is too careful and not at all aggressive. I 
do not mean that the extension should be pushed forward hastily, 
or without proper limit ; but some of the very objects of our 
brotherhood would be in part defeated if we limit ourselves to 
the colleges already occupied. Some decades ago such a policy 
would be wisely adopted; yet, while there are more of the 
smaller so-called colleges to-day, there are more of the high 
grade institutions, more widely located and all better equipped. 
Some that would not have impressed us very favorably even 
ten years ago, are worthy of our consideration now. Of our 
four "Grand Divisions," none has too many chapters, while 
some have too few. It is in these latter that the matter of 
extension should be looked to most promptly. I deem it un- 
wise to say that we are getting too large for perfect organiza- 
tion and successful operation. We shall be more successful 
and no less efficient in our working system, when our two 
smaller "divisions" have been increased to at least ten chap- 
ters each. The experience of several years has shown us that 
the more wide-spread our occupied territory, the more we 
gain by one institution being fed by another. I might enlarge 
here, but leave it for others who may accord with my views. 
In the past I have had the pleasure of special correspondence 
with Bros. W. L. McClurg and C. R. Churchill on this sub- 
ject. There are several good colleges that I have for years 
hoped to see ATA enter. May it soon be so. If we can lose 
nothing and may gain much by extension^ why question about 

it as a wise policy } 

J. M. Sullivan (n), '87. 



On Friday evening, November 23, was held one of the 
stated informal meetings of this Association ; and the largest 
number of members were present since the big Annual in 
March last. 

It was held, as are all of these meetings now, in a private 
dining room of the Chicago Athletic Club. This particular 
meeting required that two dining rooms should be thrown 
into one. 

A little before seven, supper was announced, and adjourn- 
ment was had from the assembly room, where the members 
of the Association and their visitors had been getting ac- 
quainted, to the dining room, where no time was lost in becom- 
ing acquainted with the table d'hote. 

After the inner man had been attended to, and coffee 
and cigars had been introduced. President Kelsey called the 
attention of the Association to the fact that the Constitution 
required that its officers be elected at this meeting, and not at 
the annual dinner, as had been done for two years ; this being 
also a better time for such work. 

Treasurer McClurg said he would have preferred some 
one else to make the motion ; but as all seemed inclined to be 
silent, he moved that those members who were elected to 
office at the Annual be reelected to serve in the same ca- 
pacity. Kelsey said that was a good idea, as he wanted to 
preside at a real dinner, and he did not want to get left just 
because he had asked that the requirements of the constitu- 
tion be observed. He called for a second, which was given 
by Secretary Watson. 


Remarks of a somewhat slurring character were made by 
various members as to the evidence of the Association's being 
run by a ring; but on being solemnly assured by the Presi- 
dent, Secretary, and Treasurer that they were ignorant of 
the existence of any such article, that they would not know 
it if they saw it, and that they would look the other way if 
they did see it, the motion was unanimously carried. 

The President then called attention to the existence of 
another requirement of the Constitution, which had been ig- 
nored at the time of the last election ; and that was the election 
of a Committee on Election. Judge Adkinson said that as 
several officers had shown great ability in that line, he moved 
that this committee consist of the President, Secretary, and 
Treasurer, and amidst much laughter and applause this mo- 
tion was agreed to. 

The officers for the coming year are therefore : — 

Joseph A. Kelsev (B Z), President. 
Roy O. West (B B), Vice-President. 
Irvine Watson (A), Secretary, 

146 La Salle Street. 
LowRiE McClurg (a), Treasurer. 
James A. McLane (B Y), J 
George A. Gilbert (B B), > Executive Committee^ 
Worth E. Caylor (B B), ) 
Joseph A. Kelsey, \ 

Irvine Watson, > Committee on Elections. 
LowRiE McClurg, ) 

Among the visitors present were L. R. Malvern, President 
of the Eastern Division, O. H. Basquin of Ohio Wesleyan, 
and several of B n*s undergraduates. Thirteen chapters were 
represented, which proves the cosmopolitan character ofthe Chi- 
cago Alumni Association. 

After the election it was proposed that the assembled 
Deltas attend the "Midway" in a body, both to show the 
ladies managing it that we approve of the charitable object 


they have in view, and to show those who were there that there 
was such an organization as the ATA Fraternity. This 
Midway was a reproduction of that famous one of 1893, being 
given to raise money for some charitable organization at " Bat- 
tery D," just across Michigan Avenue from the Club ; besides, 
this particular evening was college night there. 

This suggestion was received with the greatest enthu- 
siasm and was adopted with a shout. 

The Chicago yell was then practiced, in order that it might 
be given with that smoothness which is necessary for the efifec- 
tiveness of any yell. We call it the Chicago yell ; it was 
invented by the boys of the B n*s, but the Association was so 
well pleased with it that it adopted it for its own. For the 
benefit of those who have not heard it, here it is : — 

Rah 1 Rah I Delta I 
Delta Tau Delta 1 
Rah ! Rah I Delta Tau I 
Delta Tau Delta ! 

There may be better yells than this, but try it. Where 
the voices of twenty Deltas who mean what they say shout in 
unison, the result is very effective and downs opposing yells, 
as we discovered as soon as we got into the " Midway.*' 

The preliminaries being arranged, the "Walk around" 
was formed and slowly wound its way from the eighth floor 
of the Club, across the street to Battery D. On entering it 
seemed as though the veritable Midway had received us : it was 
crowded. The Irish Village, the Beauty Show, the Street of 
Cairo, the Ferrts Wheel, were there in all their glory, to say 
nothing of Blarney Castle, Old Vienna, and the rest of the old 

On our entrance we were greeted with the Northwestern 
yell, which we answered with our own in a way that shook the 
canvas walls of the various villages and made the Ferris Wheel 
slip so many cogs it would not revolve for several minutes. 


The line, which had become somewhat demoralized, was 
reformed, and the "Walk around" continued. We made a 
tour of the entire region and found everything just about as 
we left it a year ago. Among the visitors like ourselves we 
found delegations from Northwestern, Lake Forest, and Chi- 
cago Universities. 

We saluted each other so ceremoniously that the band 
quit playing and the Barbarians around held their ears. 

Having seen that the surroundings were all right, we 
turned our attention to the individual shows. The Beauty 
Show was voted better than the original, and we greeted 
it with two volleys. The girls took this as a compliment 
and asked us to come again. . Of course Malvern was the 
favorite among us and proved the greater effectiveness of 
the East over the West. He was so attractive that the sign 
of the Abyssinian Girl stuck to him and nearly proved the 
ruin of the whole crowd, as he was charged with trying an ab- 
duction, and we accused as being accessories. 

From here our course led us to the Street of Cairo. Here 
we were in great luck, for the wedding procession was just 
forming and we were given the position of honor just behind 
the camel. 

Never before has Wa-wa-ho been in a wedding procession ; 
but he proved his good breeding by acting as though it were 
an every-day occurrence with him ; he proved it so well that 
he soon eclipsed the camel as the show, and an admiring 
throng soon crowded both sides of the street and applauded 
his war-cry. 

Here our worthy Treasurer was l^nocked out of the ranks 
by hearing a young lady say, " Why there's Mr. McClurg : what 
in the world is he doing ? " 

Other shows were visited in the same way and received 
our approbation ; but want of time and space prevent an en- 
larging on their attractions. 


We are certain of one thing, ATA and her yell are 
known in Chicago as never before. 

Those who participated had a jolly time and are sorry for 
their fellows who were unable to attend the supper and its 
informal wind-up. 


RiTzviLLE, Wash., Dec. 27, 1894. 
My Dear Bro, Delta: 

Permit the father of the whole family of the fraternity to 
tender to you his grateful thanks for the November quarterly of 
our grand fraternity. A Happy New Year to you, and the en^ 
tire family of noble fellows. Let the boys know that the 
father rejoices at the prosperity of Delta Tau Delta. He i& 
much pleased with the articles on Extension. 

With fraternal greeting, 

W. R. Cunningham. 



Dear brothers of the mystic tie 
I would that some inspiring voice 

Should call to me from regions high, 
With burning thoughts and language choice. 
To eulogize old Delta Tau. 

Since birth, her growth, her gaining strength 
Give utterance to her growing power ; 

O'er all this land she '11 spread her length. 
And all great men will grasp the hour 
To be a Delta Tau. 

As flowers lose their bloom when hid 
From the beam that strengthens this life, 

So man droops and withers as he did 
Ere peace and love shown on his strife 
From good old Delta Tau. 

O Delta Tau I as yet you 're young. 

But bright your future shines ; 
That glorious orb itself, once young. 

Can ne'er outshine those rays of thine : 
For we are Delta Taus. 

Illustrious star of all mankind. 
Enlightened by the soul and mind. 
Shine on through many a wintry day. 
Though dewy eve and summer's ray. 
O dear old Delta Tau ! 


Yes, Delta Tau, you read the heart, 
Though poorly clad the man may be, 
Through heart and mind you clearly see : 
And that's the way we got a start 
For our old Delta Tau. 

Long may she live, long may she thrive ; 
To help her men she will always strive : 
For other Greeks will find out, then, 
" The mind 's the stature of the men " 
Of our old Delta Tau. 

— Clyde Vermilya (B B), '93. 




As is already well known, the Southern Conference will 
be held in New Orleans, February 25, 26 and 27. This 
promises to be one of the most successful meetings ever held 
by that division. Coming, as it does, during Mardi Gras time, 
the visitors will not want for amusement. And then, an even 
greater inducement is the ever out-stretched hands and open 
hearts of the Southern people. Let everybody go who possibly 


It has been our observation that one of the most frequent 
causes of the death of a chapter is want of under-classmen. 
Many a chapter has flourished for a time, and then suddenly 
dropped to a position in the college world from which it has 
taken years to recover. We recall times when it was an honor 
to belong to certain chapters of certain fraternities, when it 
would be said to the Freshmen — and that pretty generally, too, 
"Go so and so, by all means put on such and such color." But 
how is it now.? True, some of these chapters are yet living, 
and hold their own ; but others have fallen to the bottom of the 
list, and are only mentioned in connection with the less impor- 
tant affairs of college life, as well as the affairs of third and fourth 
rate men ; other chapters have died. This has all taken place 
in the brief period of five years, and in two cases chapters have 


gone from a brilliant condition to extinction in less than a 
college generation. Five or six Seniors, and as many Juniors, 
are a fine showing ; but that number of Freshmen and Sopho- 
mores is better. Therefore watch your lower classes. If a 
man loves his chapter, the thought of its death ought to urge 
him to do something. Never mistake conservatism for a 
chronic desire to rest. Take Freshmen. 


Our readers, by referring to the Chapter letters in this 
issue, will see that Alpha is again in the ascendant, and that 
although the difficulties surmounted have seemed unsurmount- 
able, yet the old time Delta spirit remains and has sprung up 
afresh in the members of that historical Chapter. Although 
probably all who read this item are aware that the next Division 
conference is to be held at Meadville, yet it might not be out of 
place to dwell, briefly, on the plans of our brothers at Alle- 
gheny. It is desired that the conference be of three days' du- 
ration, the first day to be taken up with general hand-shaking 
and acquaintance making, and ending with a reception in honor 
of the visiting brothers ; on the second day a morning and 
afternoon business session and " Choctaw Pow-Wow " and ban- 
quet in the evening, when the "Choctaw Degree" will be 
conferred on all those desiring ; any unfinished business will be 
taken up on the third day, when the Convention will close. 
This, of course, is only the plan in general, and we are assured 
that, with the cooperation of the other Chapters, the Conven- 
tion will be a glorious affair. The scheme for entertainment is a 
good one, and every Chapter should make it a point to send a 
large delegation. Let it be a Convention among Conventions ! 
Let all join heart and hand in the glorious cause, and as Alpha 
has the main burden to bear, let us not cause her labors to be 
in vain. To misquote the familiar advertisement, "We. go to 


the Convention ; Alpha does the rest.*' Let us all, who possi- 
bly can, make up our minds now to go to Meadville next Febru- 
ary 2ist, 22d and 23d. Do not put it off, but make your ar- 
rangements now. 

The following letter has been given wide circulation: — 

Alpha Chapter, Delta Tau Delta. 

Meadville, Pa., Jan. i, 1895. 
Brother Deltas : 

Greeting: The old year, so full of victories and marked by the 
great progress made onward and upward by our glorious Fraternity, 
is dead ; and the new year, so full of promise and bright with future 
prospects, is hailed with joy: the consummation of our prophecy 
is near at hand. 

Our Fraternity has constantly been growing in power, and each 
year sees the different conventions becoming more and more impor- 
tant features in its history. It is with a full understanding of this 
fact that Alpha has taken it upon herself to place our pretty little 
city at the disposal of our sister Chapters of the East for the purpose 
of holding the next Annual Nome Convention. Alpha has been 
striving for some time past under most adverse circumstances ; but 
the mists of uncertainty have at last been lifted, and Alpha is herself 
again. To enumerate the many obstacles overcome during the past 
two years would fill a volume. Suffice it to say that, with that spirit 
which has ever marked the onward march of our grand Fraternity the 
Nation over, our enemies have been routed and difficulties overcome, 
and, like the fabled Phoenix of Mythology, we have risen again. So 
much for the past ; there is still much to be accomplished, and at 
present the coming Convention is engrossing much of our time. It 
is our intention to make it an event which, for fullness of detail, 
splendor and enjoyment, has never been siu'passed in the history of 
the Fraternity ; and we would urge upon you the necessity of a full 
attendance at this event, guaranteeing in advance a grand, glorious, 
Delta time. (February 21, 22 and 23 are the dates.) 

One feature to which we would call special attention is our 
" Choctaw Degree." This new departure is peculiar to Alpha, and 
although an old institution with her, is new to the Fraternity in gen- 
eral ; and, wishing to share our good things with our Brothers, we have 


decided to initiate all those desiring into this mysterious and legendary 
degree in connection with which our regular annual Pow-Wow will 
take place. 

We will let you hear more from us from time to time, and we 
would again enjoin upon you the necessity of a large attendance and 
the importance of your making your arrangements now to be present 
at the coming Convention. 

Alpha wishes you a very happy and prosperous New Year, 
and we hand you herewith as a token of esteem, a Calendar orna- 
mented (?) with a cut of our dusky braves, but which will give you 
but a slight idea of the effect of our full tribe in war paint. May we 
hear from you soon with any suggestions you may offer. 


The Members of Alpha. 

Address communications to N. M. Eagleson, 1004 South Main 
Street, Meadville, Pa. 


Before this Rainbow reaches the Chapters, the time when 
the annual dues should be paid will have arrived ; and a word 
is needed on this subject. Some of the Chapters are notori- 
ously chronically behind time in paying their dues, and some 
of them are persistently neglectful to make any provision at 
all for cancelling former obligations. Every Chapter knows 
before the middle of January just what its current obligations 
to the Fraternity are ; for there is nothing complicated or arbi- 
trary about the arithemetic of the matter. The amount should 
be collected from each man at once, before by any chance he 
may be compelled to leave the college. Such collecting is 
more easily done at short range than long. Experience shows 
that the longer the delay, the nearer the expenses incident to 
commencement, so much the harder does it become to pay the 
dues to the Fraternity. They should be paid at once. Several 
•f the Chapters are in arrears for former years, and these too 


should bestir themselves to square old scores. There are miti- 
gating circumstances to some of these financial sins of omis- 
sion ; but to take advantage of these circumstances, these chap- 
ters among them all must pay current dues in full and promptly. 
Then they may find themselves in shape to make use of the 
terms offered by the too-lenient Arch Chapter. The Rain- 
bow knows of no reason whatever why any chapter should be 
allowed persistently to disregard its plain obligations to the 
Fraternity in financial any more than in any other matters. 
Such neglect furnishes as sufficient ground for discipline as any 
other, and the chapters should recognize the fact. Not many 
years ago one of the oldest fraternities cut off one of its chap- 
ters, in an old institution, mainly because of its studied and 
artistic disregard of its obligations, mainly financial. Delta 
Tau Delta is today in better shape than ever before, to follow 
this excellent example. 

This is the year of the Kamea, and it is therefore particu- 
larly important to the chapters themselves that all accounts be 
squared up, in order that the chapters may each enjoy the 
fullest privileges under the constitution. The Fraternity is not 
a money-making institution ; her officers do not receive large 
salaries ( where they get any at all ) ; her affairs are economically 
administered, and her accounts are open. She does not plan 
for a surplus; she is not particular about monometallism or 
bi-metallism ; she is not immediately interested in the Adminis- 
tration currency bill. But she must have the prescribed and 
expected revenue, in gold, silver, or paper, and that at once. 
Do not wait to hear from Gambier, Ohio. Just count noses and 
then pay up. 




It is with some interest that we notice a discussion which 
is going on in some of the fraternity journals on the subject of 
lifting." All seem to condemn the practice, yet each one 
seems to wait for its neighbor to take the initiative. 

Many years ago ATA was in this same position. She dis- 
approved of the practice strongly, and she labored hard in her 
journal, then The Crescent, to create a sentiment against it in 
the "Greek World" generally. Failing in this, she decided 
that what was wrong was wrong, no matter how many frater- 
nities did it. She there and then stopped so far as she was 
concerned, taking the lead of all others in this matter, as she 
did on the initiating of preparatory students, and for more than 
ten years no one has brought the charge against any of her 
chapters that a man has been lifted by that chapter from any 
other fraternity. If these fraternities now discussing the subject 
are really anxious to stop lifting, let them begin at home and 
forbid the initiation of any man who has once joined another 
fraternity ; that is what ATA ^did long since, and she has had 
no occasion to regret it. 

No mail who is willing to break vows once made to another 
fraternity is worthy to associate with members of A T A. A 
man willing to break one set of vows will not hesitate very long 
to break a second if he thinks it to his advantage. Having 
perjured himself once, he will not hesitate very long in doing 
it a second time. This is illustrated in the history of <^ K 4^ at 
the University of Wisconsin. When ATA, for reasons sufficient 
to herself, ordered her original chapter at that University to re- 
turn its charter in 1890, two of her members. Freshmen there, 
were approached by <t» K **s local chapter, and initiated into that 
fraternity. Before they were Seniors they had become dissatis- 
fied also with that fraternity and were the leaders of the move- 
ment which took the chapter out of the fraternity and organized 
the local society trj-ing to obtain a charter from A K E or ^ Y. 
Did * K * gain anything by initiating these two men ? 



As far as AK^ and ^ Y are concerned it is not likely 
either will care much whether vows have been broken with one 
or two fraternities, in little matters of this sort : neither has any 
conscience. Nevertheless ATA has decided that the practice 
is wrong and she will have none of it. She is glad others are 
moving in the same direction. 

The mere fact that other fraternities do it does not make 
it right, and so far our Fraternity is the only one which is right. 

920 TUfi RAI^'BOW. 


A K £ 19 now fifty years old. 

A Y now publishes a monthly. 

The Yale Chapter of A A * is erecting a fine chapter 

B n has revived her B B Chapter at the University of 

A T O established a Chapter with seven members at Brown 
University early this fall. 

The Faculty at Cornell are considering the advisability of 
lengthening the college year at that institution. — Ranis Hom^ 

Beta Theta Pi has resuscitated her University of Missis- 
sippi Chapter, and granted a charter to applicants at Leland 

2 A £ is promised as a possibility of the near future at 
the University of California. A Massachusetts Institute of 
Technology man is organizing a group of applicants. 

Wabash College has received ^6o,000 on condition that it 
admit women on the same privileges as men. It is the only 
college in Indiana that does not admit women. — The Trident, 

^ K S has organized a Chapter at Washington and Lee 
University with five members. Among two hundred students 
there must be pretty close " pickin's " for some of the thirteen 

Many persons forget that, after all, the unit of every Fra- 


temity is the man^ not the Chapter. Fraternity men are born, 
not made. They must be discovered, not manufactured. — A t 
O Palm, 

Williams College will soon gfraduate a native African, who 
will return to his own land to become a king. He will prob- 
ably introduce base-ball and rowing among his benighted 
people. — Rams Homy Chicago. 

Swarthmore College does not allow a piano within its 
Quaker halls, yet a chapter of Theta Nu Epsilon is said to have 
been established there. Truly the faculty conscience must be 
strangely developed. — Shield. 

S. A. E.'s latest additions are Massachusetts Institute of 
Technology with twenty-three members, and University of 
Arkansas with seventeen. Erskine College and Mississippi 
Agricultural College Chapters have been extinguished during 
the last year by the enforcement of anti-fraternity laws. 

A statistical writer has it that in this country 2,590 women 
are practicing medicine, 275 preaching the gospel, more than 
5,000 managing post-offices, and over 3,000,000 earning inde- 
pendent incomes. Since 1880 the patent office has granted over 
2,500 patents to women, and in New York city 27,000 women 
support their husbands. — The Arrow, 

A movement is now on foot to postpone the "chinning" 
season, by declaring all pledges made before a definite time fixed 
by common consent — from six weeks to two terms after the 
beginning of Freshman year — invalid; but while all the 
societies would be glad to see such an agreement made and the 
agony of the first fortnight of the fall term, which is caused by 
the present method, avoided, yet the practical difficulties in the 
way of the scheme will probably prevent it from being carried 
into operation. — Dartmouth Letter to t^ K E Quarterly. 

There are at Cornell University twenty regular four-yfedt 
men's fraternities, four women's fraternities, three professional 


fraternities, two honorary fraternities, four class societies, thir- 
teen social and convivial organizations among the men, and four 
among the women, nine organizations for the pursuit of some 
particular field of knowledge, nine religious and philosophical 
associations, three general athletic organizations, four musical 
and dramatic organizations, and three debating societies, mak- 
ing a total of seventy-eight. There may and doubtless are 
others of the same general character as the above, but of a 
more private nature. — Cornell University Letter A? B n. 

Beta Theta Pi's long-promised general catalogfue has finally 
gone to press. It will contain about 9,ocx^ names, and will 
make a book of about 700 pages. It will include (i) lists of all 
members with biographical data arranged in chronological order 
under their respective chapter's list. (2) A Residence Direc- 
tory. (3) A Complete Alphabetical Index. In addition, chief 
facts concerning each college will be presented, together with 
date of each chapter's establishment. The risk of publication 
has been assumed by Mr. Junius E. Beale, an alumnus of the 
Ann Arbor Chapter, and a local publisher. The price of the 
book will range from cloth 1^2.50 to full calf 1^5.00. The bulk 
of compiling and arranging the above information has been 
borne by Jno. Calvin Hanna, Editor, and Ralph K. Jones, 
Alumni Secretary, both of Columbus, Ohio. 

The now celebrated case of Orris W. Roberts, a member 
of Delta Tau Delta, who was expelled by the authorities of 
Iowa State Agricultural College on account of his connection 
with a "horrid secret society," which class of organization is 
strenuously prohibited by the regulations of that college, was 
confirmed in the lower courts of that State, thus effecting the 
extinction of the Omega Chapter of above-mentioned fraternity. 
Mr. Roberts* expulsion was due to no " indiscretion " on his 
part, other than the exception indicated, for he invariably stood 
at the head of his class, and was an acknowledged leader among 
his fellow students. Th5 Rainbow man announces that it has. 


as yet, not been definitely decided whether the case will be ap- 
pealed to the Supreme Court. He concludes his comments by 
propounding a conundrum, which may possibly have been sug- 
gested by the incident narrated. He desires to be furnished 
with a few reasons why any " self-respecting " fraternity should 
" persist in remaining where it is unanimously not wanted." — 
Kappa Alpha Journal. 

" A friendship, to be true and lasting, must have a deep 
basis, and there is no basis in college for true friendship save 
that of the fraternity. I do not believe a true friendship ever 
sprung up in college except in a fraternity or some similar 
association. There are colleges where fraternities are for- 
bidden ; but here are found literary societies and clubs, which, 
in a way, supply the place of the fraternity. You make pleasant 
acquaintances on the recitation bench, in the laboratory, on the 
eleven ; but they are mere acquaintances. Five years from now 
what will you know or care about the man who sits next to you ? 
Each is working for himself, for his own interests. There is 
no tie uniting you alike to each other and to the college. This 
is what the fraternity does. It joins its fraters in their interest 
in the welfare of an association having for its object the pro- 
motion of right principles of living and the advancement of its 
alma mater." — Delta Upsilon Quarterly. 

Quite a ripple of excitement was occasioned upon the sur- 
face of the hitherto comparatively placid surface of the frater- 
nity sea at the University of North Carolina during the latter 
part of the term just passed. The Barbarian herd was thor- 
oughly organized and very aggressive, and maintained, from the 
first of March till the close of the session, a weekly partisan 
paper known as White and Blue. A petition was presented at 
the annual meeting of the Board of Trustees, praying for total 
and eternal abolition of all chapters represented. A special 
committee was deputized to act, and after granting an audience 
to representatives of both factions, determined upon a compro- 

124 "^^^ RAINBOW. 

mise to the effect that the initiation of Freshman be in future 
prohibited. It will be seen that this decision is virtually a de- 
cided victory for the existing system, as such legislation not 
only does not detract from any former power, but is calculated 
to increase the possibility of an actual fraternal feature, in that 
requisite time for judging congenial characteristic is guaran- 
teed. — Kappa Alplia Journal. 

The latest communication in the Record from S. A. E.'s 
University of Michigan Chapter discloses some unique develop- 
ments. The correspondent enters to the extent of half a page 
into a technical treatise of a horticultural nature. He portrays 
a most vivid picture of the various stages and methods of "a 
successful and well-to-do gardener thinning a bed." He dis- 
courses eloquently on "rejected and transplanted culls" vs. "a 
uniform and valuable crop," and we begin to feel comfortably 
prepared to settle down to the enjoyment of an authoritative 
discourse on " Bugs in Young Cabbages " or some kindred 
topic, when we find that we have been unsuspectingly trapped 
in the meshes of complex metaphor. The dwarfed and worth- 
less roots above indicated are found to apply directly to a little 
weeding seance recently transacted within the hotbed of that 
chapter, so to speak. It seems that upon careful examination 
of said bed, consisting of thirteen growths, that seven self-consti- 
tuted Marchael Neils decided that the remaining six were mem- 
bers of the genus gourd-vine, and requested them to propagate 

The fad for emblematic novelties and bric-a-brac, which 
has hitherto prevailed in limited sections only, is fast becoming 
rampant generally. Until recently there was only a casual 
demand for anything in the jewelry line other than the stan- 
dard articles, such as the badge, scarf-pin or ring. The ten- 
dency mentioned has, however, now brought forth a variety of 
articles of promiscuous character and design. One of Theta 
Pelta Chi's " officials " offers, among other things, glove hooka 


and hat marks ; Beta Theta Pis, as well as some others, prome- 
nade with emblematic cane; Theta Xi has arranged with a 
large meerschaum-pipe firm " to furnish pipes with the Theta 
Xi pin in relief," whereas Delta Kappa Epsilon, as previously 
mentioned, when occasion demands, employ a significant garter. 
The "very latest articles," however, are Phi Gamma Delta 
court-plaster cases, scent boxes and mustache combs. A cer- 
tain prominent manufacturer of such articles is said to be em- 
ployed in concocting an ingenious device which, according to 
the whim of the possessor, may be altered to assume the form 
of any particular badge desired. This proposed contrivance 
promises to meet a " long-felt want " in certain western insti- 
tutions. — Kappa Alpha Journal. 

B n has chartered petitioners from Leland Stanford, Jr., 
University. It has also revived its chapter at the Univ. of 
Mississippi, which became extinct a few years since. 

^ r A. It is reported that this fraternity is about to 
charter a body of petitioners at the Univ. of Tennessee. The 
leaders are former members of a society which was organized at 
the University for the purpose of opposing fraternities. 

2 A E has recently lost two chapters and organized three ; 
those now extinct were at Erskine College and Mississippi Agl. 
College, and were killed by anti-fraternity legislation on the 
part of the authorities. Those recently organized are at North- 
western University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and 
the Univ. of Arkansas. 

K A (South) has recently organized a new chapter, and by 
so doing has introduced a new college into the " Greek World." 
It is called Millsaps College, is in its third year, and is situated 
at Jackson, Miss. It has an attendance of 200, more than half 
of which number is in the preparatory department. This 
fraternity still supports sub rosa chapters. 

K S beld its latest convention at Richmond, Va., in 


October. That assembly decided to divide the fraternity into 
districts, thus following the plan which originated with ATA 
more than twenty years ago. The details were left to its 
executive committee, but there will probably be five districts. 
This fraternity has a catalogue on its hands and is laboring to 
collect material for its first song book. 

At a meeting of the presidents of various colleges in the 
state of Indiana during the latter part of December, it was de- 
cided to forbid Inter-Collegiate foot-ball. An order embodying 
this decision will be immediately promulgated. A series of 
resolutions adopted by these presidents prohibits games of ath- 
letic sports with athletic associations or any semi-professional 
organization. Exhibition games will be allowed as heretofore. 

S N. — This fraternity held its latest convention on the 
gth of October at Indianapolis. Its records showed that there 
were 34 chapters in existence, five of which had been recently 
organized. Among the new officers elected was Carl L. Cle- 
mens of Leland Stanford, Jr. If we mistake not this gentle- 
man at one time was a student of Grinnell College, Iowa, and 
a leader of a body of men who petitioned ATA for a charter, 
which this fraternity found it impossible to grant. 


The local society of young men at the Universit)' of Chicago, 
which has been known as a petitioner for a charter from the Sigma 
Chi fraternity, has announced its intention of disbanding. College 
fraternity men in general who have watched the attitude of the new 
University toward fraternities and the attitude of the fraternities 
toward the University will be interested in this action. The society 
which petitioned Sigma Chi was composed of young men who would 
have reflected credit on any Greek letter society. College men think 
their failure to secure a charter was not due to the character of the 
men, but attribute it to a natural distrust Greek letter societies are 
showing in return for the distrust of the University towards frater- 


nities. The disbandment of the local society was a surprise 
at the University, for it had been understood it would secure a 

Another instance of the same nature is that of Psi Upsilon 
petitioners. The Omega Club, though composed of some of the 
most popular young men in the University, seems to be about as far 
from a charter as ever. — Chicago Herald^ Nov. 4. 

It seems likely that 2 X has done a very wise thing in 
acting thus. The faculty of the University and the post grad- 
uates are a very worthy set of men, but the undergraduates ! 
Ye Gods ! 

Interfraternity foot-ball games at the Northwestern University 
have aroused more enthusiastic interest generally than almost any 
athletic events which have recently occurred. Of course, the matches 
have not been brilliant exhibitions, but nevertheless they have been 
spirited affairs. The fraternities stand as follows in the schedule : 
Phi Delta Theta won from Delta Tau Delta, score, 4 to o; Beta 
Theta Pi defeated Sigma Chi, score, 26 to 6 ; Delta Upsilon for- 
feited to Phi Kappa Sigma. Phi Kappa Sigma has challenged Beta 
Theta Pi, and it is possible that the match will be played off the 
Saturday after Thanksgiving. Phi Kappa Pi and Sigma Alpha 
Epsilon are not represented by teams. — Chicago Post, Nov. 22. 

The subject of fraternities is again being agitated by the Lake 
Forest students. The trustees and faculty of the University do not 
allow fraternities to exist in the school, but it is stated on very good 
authority that there is at least one Greek letter brotherhood in exis- 
tence in the college without the knowledge of the authorities. Presi- 
dent Coulter is himself a fraternity man, and it is thought possible 
to influence him so that the interdict against secret societies will be 
removed before a distant date. — Chicago Post^ Nov. 24. 




The term has been rather an uneventful one here, although 
several things which may be of in terestto our brothers have trans^ 
pired. Of course the first thing to do was to initiate the best new men 
at College, and the lively hustling of the boys resulted in Brothers 
John McCloskey, Wm. Schauwacker, Walter G. Harper, Geo. Foster, 
all of Meadville, and Brothers Oscar Napp and Cyrus Andrews, of 
Titusville, taking the Delta pledge ; and these, with the addition of a 
few more yet to come, will make Alpha the strongest fraternity on 
College Hill. The initiations this year have been rather unique, 
owing to the fact that our rooms are in the heart of the business por- 
tion of the city, and no noise, as has always been our wont, could 
be made ; but with the aid of a few pyrotechnics and a large expanse 
of open country, the affair went off in a thoroughly scientific manner, 
and the feast indulged in after each of these events more than 
made up for any inconveniences which may have been experienced 
by the favored few. 

Soon after the term began the members of the Chapter wer6 
given an opportunity of thoroughly acquainting themselves with the 
virtues as well as the shortcomings of their fraters; and, in a very 
enjoyable love-feast, the good and bad qualities of each were dis- 
cussed and commented upon openly, resulting in much good, especially 
to the younger members. Plans were also discussed and adopted 
which infused new life into the boys, and the affair was both an en- 
joyable and a profitable one for all participating. 

Our brothers will be glad to learn of our present enviable 
position at Allegheny. Although not of a boastful disposition, yet we 
feel justified in saying that few surpass us in the class-room, the 
battalion, the literary societies, or on the athletic field. All received 
honorable mentiQU during the recent examinations, Brothers Thomp- 


son and Foster particularly distinguishing themselves ; Brothers John- 
son, NefF, Irwin and Harper all holding offices in the Battalion; 
Brother Napp being chosen to represent Philo- Franklin in the coming 
oratorical contest, and three of our men on the foot-ball team, one 
as manager : are all facts which bear us out in the above statement. 

We have lost two of our most prized men this year : Brother Mc- 
Farland, who recently became a partner in his father's manufacturing 
establishment ; and Brother McCord, who has been called to Pittsburg, 
by the d^ath of his grandfather, and who expects to make Pittsburg 
his home for some time to come. We feel the loss of these two men 
keenly ; but their earnest efforts in behalf of the Chapter's welfare 
while here serve as a powerful incentive to all of us in the conception 
and accomplishment of even greater things. 

A most welcome addition to our ranks was the advent of Brother 
Lease, who occupies the Latin chair at the College, and who was the 
recipient of a little social ** spread " from the Chapter and Alumni 
of the town, at which the following toasts were given and responded 
to, Brother Ned A. Flood officiating as toastmaster, who welcomed 
Brother Lease with a few appropriate remarks, he responding in hi3 
affable mani;ier, at once endearing himself to the boys : — 

"The Delta Goat" Bro. John McCloskey 

- How the Lamb was Shorn." Bro. Walter Harper 

**My Departed Locks." Bro. Emmet Johnson 

" In Reminiscent Mood." Bro. Geo. W. Porter 

■'TketaNuEpailon." Bro. N. M. Eagleson 

"Our Lady Friends." Bro. Archibald Irwin 

"Advice — All Good." Bro. Frank Koester 

The banquet, consisting of a ten-course dinner, was one of the 
most enjoyable of the many similar enjoyable events, and when 
the affair ended amid the rousing Delta yell, it was with a feeling of 
deep regret that the affair was a thing of the past. 

A number of the alumni have favored us with short visits this 
term, among whom were Brothers Richard Decickson of Chattanooga, 
Tenn.y Frank McCuen of Pittsburg, Pa., Carl Zinc of New Castle, 
Pens., Paul Townsend of Pittsburg, Pa., Arthur Klingensmith of 
Greensburg, Pa., Jas. Derr of New York, W. E. Tolcott of Cleveland, 
Arthur Helm of Tidiout, Pa., and Will C. Deming of Warren, Ohio. 

John H. McCloskey. 



The fall term passed very pleasantly and profitably. It was 
marked by unusual interest in athletics, with excellent prospects for 
the future. 

The winter term opens up with good attendance, and we hope 
soon to be able to introduce to the Delta brotherhood some 
strong men. 

The demands have necessitated the addition of a new instructor 
in the musical department. Miss King, of the College of Music at 
Cincinnati, brings to the department excellent ability and inspir- 
ing enthusiasm. 

The number of students in the College department last term 
was the greatest in the history of the institution. 

We regret the loss of Brother Boatman, who has given up col- 
lege work for the present 

Brother Bright attended the installation of Beta Phi at the O. 
S. U. We are glad to welcome the new chapter to our fellowship. 

The fraternal spirit among our fellows has been unusually 

C. C. Smith. 


The winter term has closed most successfully at Washington and 
Jefferson. The attendance has been increased over that of previous 
years ; and her foot-ball team has made an enviable record. 

Gamma has not been so strong for several years as she is this 
year; her chapter roll now numbers thirteen active members; we 
have also one pledged man whom we shall " swing '' at the beginning 
of the next term. We take pleasure in introducing to the Fraternity 
Mr. H. F. Phillips, '88, of Allegheny, Pa., whom we initiated Decem- 
ber 13. 

Brothers Boyd and McCurdy represent A T A on this year's 
Glee Club. Brother Boyd has also been elected manager of our foot- 
ball team for next year. 

We close our letter wishing all a Happy New Year. 

Morton C. Campbell. 



Christmas time finds Delta in much better condition than it was 
when the University opened. With only seven men back, things 
looked a bit dark, but we set to work and obtained three very 
excellent men. I take great pleasure in introducing to the circle of 
Delta Tau, Harry H. Wait, E. Burgoyne Baker and Adolph W. Wier 
— staunch men and true. Brother Koehler, from Omicron, has also 
been affiliated. These additions put the chapter fairly on its feet 

The annual trouble about getting the new Gymnasium for the 
Junior Hop cropped out again this year. Some of the fraternities, 
outside of the nine who give it, objected to our having the Gymnasium 
unless they could share in the festivities. The only result is that the 
word " Junior " must be dropped. But, " what's in a name 1 " The 
Hop will be just as hoppy whatever the title be that's given and will 
take place February fifteenth. 

Delta extends her Merry Christmas and Hoppy New Year to all 
within the Mystic Circle of good old Delta Tau. 

J. M. Swift. 


After about three months of hard work I take great pleasure in 
reporting to my brothers that " we have met the enemy and they are 
ours." Such is the case, for indeed we have proved superior to our 
rivals in every respect, and a Delta to-day bears a distinction to 
which all other fraternity men in the institution look with envious 

We began our work this fall with only seven active members, 
having lost two of our best men by graduation, and two others did 
not return ; but now we are able to report an active membership of 
twelve along with one pledged member, all of whom stand as peers 
among the fellows in the College. 

I have the honor of being able to introduce to you the following 
brothers : Frank Mulholland, '98, R. C. P. Smith, '96, Claude Cannon, 
'98, William G. McCune, '98, Clifford Mathews, '98, initiated, and 


Horace Jones, '99, pledged. Such has been our success in the 
acquisition of new men, and such men as the fraternity is most 
pleased to count among its members. 

Our annual Thanksgiving banquet took place at Hotel Allen on 
Nov. 27, 1894. After a very elaborate menu the following toasts were 
responded to, Brother Charles McPherson acting as toast-master : — 

•^The Ideal Fraternity.*' Hon. Washington Gardner 

•'Our Alma Mater.*' Charles S. Valentine 

" The Future of Epsilon." Frank L. MulhoUand 

"Our Rivals." R. Clyde Ford 

"Our Girls." D.A.Garfield 

About twenty-five Deltas were present with their ladies, and all 
reported a very enjoyable time. 

Our men are prominent in every department of the College : 
Brother R. Clyde Ford has the Professorship of German, Brother 
Eugene C. Allen is valedictorian, and Brother L. M. Potter is historian 
of the Senior Class ; Brother R. C. P. Smith has very ably conducted 
the management of the foot-ball team this season; Brother Mc- 
Pherson as quarter-back on the foot-ball team has won very high 
distinction in his field of conflict; Brother L. M. Potter is president 
of the Political and Social Science Section of the College. 

Such has been our success in exalting Delta Tau to her rightful 
position at the top in college affairs, and at our next writing we expect 
to be able to report even greater progress in Epsilon's rise to fame. 
We send greetings to all the chapters and wish them great success. 

Charles S. Valentine. 


Since our last communication to The Rainbow, we have added 
another member to our actives by the initiation of Louis R. May, '98. 
Brother May is one of the best men in the Freshman Class and an 
important factor of the College Mandolin Club. 

Indoor base-ball is having a run at Buchtel this winter. The 
college stands at the top of the City League, which is composed of 
eight teams. Eta is represented by Brothers Simpson, Louden- 
bach and Taylor. 


The Glee and Mandolin Clubs have organized for their second 
season, and thus far have been received by good audiences. 

Brothers Chapman and May are among the " string pickers," 
and Brother Cole (pledged) is rapidly coming to the front as a 
•* gleeist." 

We are sorry to record the fact of the recent determination of 
Brother Chapman to enter Cornell next term. The best wishes of 
Eta go with him. 

Thad W. Rice. 


We greet you, men of future might — 

Ye modem Greeks of Delta crest I 
We hail thy wisdom with delight — 

Thou " Rainbow " dear, our welcome guest I 

The minutes merge into the hour, the hours haste into the day, 
the days dance into sets of thirty and thirty-one, and the months 
match ends and march to the rear at double quick. They always 
serve us the same, always leaving us at a set date, but ever sooner 
than we had expected. So with us at " Old Hillsdale." Fourteen 
more weeks have gone beyond recall, and our long fall term is no 
more a bugbear in our chosen path, but a source of satisfaction to 
some, of regret to others. By constant and careful application 
the causes of regret among the members of Kappa are few. Said 
members are the happy possessors of autograph cards from the 
various professors, on which the letter " A " is conspicuous. 

Recently the " College Herald " was the chosen vehicle for a 
somewhat illiterate article on "Frats. vs. Literary Societies." It 
seems hardly necessary for us to make of it more than a passing 
mention ! as from the prevailing symptoms, it appears to be the re- 
sult merely of a bad internal disorder in its author, — perhaps of the 
stomach, perhaps of the upper story, where, quite in accord with the 
printed result, there njay be rooms to rent, unfurnished. It will be 
sufficient to say that this precocious undergraduate (by confession); 
who has taken upon his broad shoulders and narrow mind the refor- 
mation of the college world, who labors under the beerish name of 

134 THE RAINfeOW. 

** Herr Schwantz," and talks French and English with about equal 
literary effect, is content to merely hint at the evil effects, political 
machinations, ruination of nice but deluded youth, and general dia- 
bolical methods of college fraternities. Next, this bilious bantam 
from the shores of the Zuyder Zee advises the " powers that be *' 
over our college affairs to turn and place their composite foot upon 
the hideous monster. Then, after making several morose cuts at the 
professors, who doubtless told him what little he does know, he sagely 
intimates that they (who, by the way, are mostly fraternity members, 
and not ashamed of it) should lift their minds above commonplace 
teaching and assist in this heroic unhampering of humanity. His 
imagination is intense, and if he might turn it into right channels 
his efforts would vie with those of Jules Verne and Edgar Allen Poc 
— were he not so absolutely devoid of general information and liter- 
ary ability. Had he been of the required calibre, or had some fra- 
ternity been misled into bidding him with his present " bore " — had 
he by either chance been allowed the precious privilege of fratership 
in a Greek letter fraternity, he might have discovered the real object 
of such organizations and known how far from the truth are the im- 
aginative theories suggested by his piqued pessimism. 

Kappa Chapter is prosperous in all essential respects. We 
hold the same position in College affairs as outlined in last letter, and 
our future is brilliantly illuminated by the star of success. We wish« 
expect, and intend to be honestly and everlastingly at the front. For 
we consider that '^to the strong hand and strong head, the capacious 
lungs and vigorous frame, fall, and will always fall, the heavy bur- 
dens ; and where the heavy burdens fall, the great prizes fall, too." 

F. R. MlLLBR. 


Lambda has not been idle during the past few months. Again 
are the boys gathered together within the walls of historic old Van- 
derbilt, sharing in each other's joys and sorrows. We feel severely 
the loss of several good men, but are prospering withal and are well 
able to keep pace with our rivals. 

While Delta Tau Delta does not rank first in point of numbers, she 


is certainly second to none in other respects. Deltas from other 
colleges and the new initiates are all true as steel and worthy up- 
holders of Deltaism. 

This scribe comes from the University of Virginia. We take 
pleasure in introducing to the Fraternity and acknowledging before 
the world the following new men, recently "goated": Oliver of 
Florida, Binkley and Goodman of Tennessee, all Law, '96, and 
Crenshaw of Kentucky, Academic, '97. We feel sure all Deltas will 
extend to these, our brothers, the right hand of fellowship. 

We have several fine fellows spiked and expect to introduce them 
at an early day. Chances are exceptionally good. We are obtaining 
our share of College honors. 

All in all, we are wonderfully pleased with our success, and look 
forward to increased prosperity. 



The first term at Ohio Wesleyan closed December 19. The 
large increase in attendance, and the advantages offered by the new 
elective system, have made the term unusually successful. This 
year the new course, based on the elective system, has been offered 
for the first time, and meets with great favor. The old Thomson 
Chapel will be removed soon and the new library building be erected 
on its present site. This building has been provided for by a 
splendid endowment, lately made by Dr. Slocum. The enthusiasm 
of College spirit is more manifest in the O. W. U. than ever. 

Fraternity spirit is keeping pace with college enthusiasm. 
Chapter Mu was much invigorated by the last term's work. Her 
chapter roll now shows ten actives, and in addition to her three 
pledged men she has a bright prospect for two others of especially 
high standing and, as usual, exceedingly popular with the other fra- 
ternities. Three of Mu's alumni are professors in the University. 
Although not active members, the fraternity has their whole sympa- 
thy and finds in them an ever present help. 

Were Mu boastful, she might name a few of the many College 
honors which have fallen to her — such as Brothers Geyer and Tor- 


bet, presidents of their classes, and McCaskill of the Chrestomathean 
Society; Brother Brownell, secretary of the Athletic Association; 
Clarke and Nelson, also prominent in athletics, foot-ball and base- 
ball — but space and modesty forbid. However, we think it can be 
said justly that, of the ten Fraternities at the O. W. U., A T A, in the 
estimation of both professors and students, stands second to none. 

C. G. Stewart. 


It has been some time since a letter from Omicron has appeared 
in The Rainbow, and you may think that we have lost all interest 
in the Fraternity ; but such is not the case, and we are alive and do- 
ing finely. 

Since our last letter we have initiated a number of new men, 
and they are the kind of "stuff" that has placed Delta Tau where 
she stands to-day. It is with pleasure that I introduce to the Frater- 
nity the following men, initiated by Omicron this fall: Brothers 
Lettig and Swensson, Davenport ; Marvin of Sioux City ; Smith and 
Brown of Albia. 

They are a fine lot of fellows, of which any chapter might 
feel proud. We have also with us this year Brothers Hayworth 
and Henderson, also Brother Hull and Brother Van Epps of Omega. 

The position Omicron has now in this institution and the strong 
alumni we have sent forth, enable us to be more conservative in 
choosing our men than we have ever been before ; and as we believe 
that the vitality of any chapter depends upon the standard of the 
members enrolled, we regard it imperative to choose only the best 
and unhesitatingly exclude all those who would have a tendency to 
lower the dignity of the chapter. 

Everything about the University is moving along with the custom- 
ary regularity. We have enrolled this year about 1,200 students 
more than ever before ; and two new buildings are soon to throw 
open their doors, thus making a total of fourteen buildings — now in 
use by the University. 

Our foot-ball team, of which Brother Sawyer is the captain. 


holds the championship of the state, and has also won other impor- 
tant games. 

Socially Omicron holds its own as in the past, and our parties 
are still considered the most enjoyable. 

Omicron sends greeting to all her Delta brothers ; and if any 
of them ever happen to be in Iowa City, we shall be glad to welcome 

Luis M. Roberts. 


A number of genial Deltas away down here at the *^ Athens of 
the South " express their gratitude for many good things that have 
come this way. 

This has indeed been a term of prosperity along all lines at 
the University. Along with the excellent class work which has char- 
acterized the student body, our season of foot-ball has been one of 
success, having won five out of six games. 

Bros. Scales, Duke and myself played respectively at left-end, 
quarter-back and right end. 

Our trips to Vanderbilt and Tulane Universities were made 
doubly pleasant by the many kind attentions shown us by our 
brother Deltas. We were especially gratified to find Lambda and 
Beta Xi in such flourishing condition, with still greater prominence 
anticipated in near future. 

I especially urge all who can to go to our Southern Conference, 
for I assure you that you might search the world in vain to find a 
more generous, noble-hearted set of fellows than those of Beta Xi. 

Bro. Wilboum, '95, recently won first place as senior competitor 
for medal at commencement, and we feel confident that he will se- 
cure the prize together with the first honor of his class. 

The Christmas holidays are now upon us, and as we all dis- 
perse for our several homes I trust that all will realize their hearts* 
fondest desires, and each return to his A/ma Mater with renewed 
vigor and determination to do the most for himself and dear old 
Ddta Tau. 

J. R. Tipton, ; 



Since our last letter to The Rainbow we have had the pleasure 
of placing on our chapter roll Frederic Kennedy of New York 

The examinations for the first term of the year ended this week, 
and we all feel greatly relieved and most of us very much happier 
than when they commenced. 

During the holidays we will commence the addition to our 
chapter house, which will contain one more bed room and a billiard 

Brother Ludlow, Rho, '92, has very kindly presented us with a 

Nothing of special^ mention has happened about college this 

With the exception of class games, the foot-ball season for 
Stevens closed very early this year on account of the great number 
of men injured. 

Rho sends best wishes for a pleasant vacation. 

Wallace Miller. 


Sigma is this year located in a very pleasant new house about 
two minutes* walk from the principal college buildings. The chapter 
is in much better condition than last year and is now on a good solid 
basis, with a bright outlook for the future. 

We were somewhat weakened at end of last year by the loss of 
J. W. Dow, who has entered Harvard, and M. T. Stires, who has 
entered Yale. 

We have added two men this year and have the best prospects 
of soon adding three more good ones. 

I. V. H. Gill. 


Once more are the hearts of the students made happy by a 
vacation of about two weeks. We have just emerged from the battie- 


field as warriors brave having completed our examinations, and now 
we are preparing to wend our way homeward, to enjoy a respite from 
study with those most dear to us. We have scattered to the four winds 
of heaven all the cares, trials, and anxieties of college life, and are now 
going to enjoy ourselves for a short time. 

The thought of a vacation always rejoices the heart of the 
student and creates within him a longing for that time to come when 
he is relieved of having to think of text-books, writing orations and 
making speeches. 

The merry chimes of the Christmas bells ring out the gladness of 
his heart. Chapter Phi still prospers. She is still sailing in the still 
and peaceful waters of success and prosperity, and is fast making for 
that port which is only reached by the routes of continued success 
and prosperity. 

Our foot'ball team did some unparalleled and excellent work, 
considering the disadvantages under which she labored — these of 
lack of financial backing and inclement weather. Brothers Gross 
and Maxwell played their places as right and left tackle to perfection. 
They received well-earned praise both from the team and the body of 
students. Brother Carson received very graciously the vote of 
thanks tendered him by his colleagues on the staff of the College 
Journal, for the most excellent work he did there. We can easily 
predict for him a successful career as a journalist 

Brother Doolittle retires from the presidency of the Philalaethaen 
Literary Society, having declined the tender of a second term, but 
still holds the office as president of the Athletic Association. Brother 
H. Gross has been honored by being appointed by the Junior Class 
as chairman of the committee of arrangements to prepare for the 
annual Junior exhibition. 

Our College is in a good and healthy condition, and everything 
points to a prosperous and successful year. We wish you all a 
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. 

Frank M. White. 


On account of some oversight,, no communication from Beta 
Alpha appeared in the November number of The Rainbow ; conse- 


quently we wish to mention our fall campaign, and the continued 
progress of I. U. 

Indiana University has doubled her enrollment within the last 
ten years, and still continues to grow. Her enrollment at present 
is over loo more than it was one year ago. The Legislature of '93 
and '94 appropriated us $5 0,000 for a new building; and as a result 
Kirkwood Hall, a beautiful structure, now helps to adorn our 

Beta Alpha opened her fall campaign with fourteen active 
members. This number enabled us to be very conservative and 
choice in our selection of men, by which we believe we profited. 

We have succeeded against some severe spiking by other Frats., 
to land safely within the pales of Deltaism three good men : Broth* 
ers Cuell, Reed and Able, all of the Class of '98. 

We have been amply able to hold our own against rival Frats., 
and are carrying our share of college honors. 

Brother Fitzgerald was manager of the I. U. foot-ball team. 

Brother Keegon is business manager of the College annual for 
'95 ; he is also a member of the I. U. Lecture Board for the season 
of '94 and '95. 

Brother Rugh is president of the Y. M. C. A. 

Brother Foreman holds a place in a team of three to represent 

the College in an intercollegiate debate between I. U. and DePauw. 

Brother Foreman won this place in a hotly contested primary debate 

held here Friday evening, Dec. 14. Of the boys of last year who did 

not return. Brother Bowman, '97, is Registrar of the Clarion State 

Normal at his home in Clarion, Pa. Brother Hamilton (post) is 

continuing his studies in Economics in Europe. Brother Purdue is 

attending medical college at Louisville, Ky. Brother W. W. Rugh 

is city secretary of the Y. M. C. A. of Lockhaven, Pa. 

Bro. Odle is in Indianapolis practicing law. 

H. K Rugh. 


The boys at the University of Georgia are all preparing to leave 
Athene fpr the Chri§tma§ JioU4?iys. W? will return 011 January 3, 


and we hope to be able to introduce several new men to the frater- 
nity in our next letter. 

Brother Gibson has been elected to the position of business 
manager on our annual, the "Pandora." 

The foot-ball team has been very lucky this year. We have won 
four out of five games. The most important games were the one 
with Sewanee on October 29, and one with Auburn on November 24. 
Sewanee won a score of 12 to 8, while Auburn was beaten by a score 
of 10 to 8. 

Brother Snider, '98, played right tackle in the Sewanee game, 
and Brother Gearrele, '95, was substitute end. So Beta Delta had 
two men on the team. 

We were glad to see Brother Brown and Brother Drew of B 
on the Sewanee team. Brother Ridgely, B 0, was up to see the 
Sewanee game. 

The University of Georgia is now closing a most successful ses- 
sion. Likewise Beta Delta is also closing a most successful and 
delightful term. 

Brother Johnson, '93, will return in January and take law. We 
send our best wishes to all the chapters. 

Albert L. Tidwell. 


At the time of this writing the University is closed for the 
Christmas vacation, and the boys of Beta Zeta are scattered from 
Pennsylvania to Iowa. All will return at the beginning of the new 
year to resume their various duties in both college and fraternity 

We look with a feeling of satisfaction over the past four months. 
Class work has been brought up to a high standard. All the boys 
have acquitted themselves creditably, and a number of class honors 
have been added to our list. Deltas hold prominent positions in all 
college organizations and reflect much credit upon their fraternity. 

The foot-ball season closed Thanksgiving day, when our veterans 
of the gridiron field met and defeated, with the score of 6-4, the 
Indianapolis Light Artillery team, which contains ex-players on some 


of the strongest college teams in the country. Had it not been for 
the poor condition of the grounds, Butler's excellent team work and 
superior coaching would undoubtedly have increased our side of the 
score. As it was, all were convinced that the team, with another 
season under Coacher J. Marshall Flint, will be able to cope with any 
team in the West. Brother Parker established a reputation as a 
goal-kicker, and by his brilliant running and tackling, made himself 
quite a favorite with foot-ball enthusiasts. Brother Beville did good 
work and is considered one of the coming star players of the team. 

One of the most pleasant social events of the past term was a 
reception given by the chapter on the evening of Nov. 5 to our lady 
friends. Upon the same occasion Brother Omar A. Farthing was 
introduced into the life of the Greek fraternity world. 

Preparations are now making for the celebration of our anniver- 
sary Feb. 9. For several years it has been the custom of the active 
chapter to throw open its hall upon the occasion of our anniversary 
and make it an opportunity for the pleasant reunion of our alumni, as 
well as a festive season for the undergraduates. We are particularly 
blessed by the presence in the city of a score or more staunch alumni, 
who are a source of great help to the active chapter ; and we take 
this occasion for showing them our appreciation of their counsel and 
assistance and for keeping themselves in touch with the chapter's life. 
Any Delta happening into the city at that time will be gladly 

welcomed among us. 

Edgar T. Forsyth. 


Affairs at the University have become more quiet since the close 
of the foot-ball and rushing seasons. All have settled down to hsird 
work, both in the college and in the fraternities. The life of the latter 
is very pleasing here, scarcely a week passing in which there is not 
some event taking place, such as a reception or dance given by one 
of the fraternities ; and it is not seldom that one sees a number of the 
students decorated with ribbons announcing the fact that one more 
barbarian has been permitted to enter behind the doors and take 
active part in the life of the modern Greeks. 

On Friday evening, December 14, the doors of the University 
were thrown open to some three hundred guests^ and the members of 



the Colorado Alpha chapter of Pi Beta Phi showed their ability to 
entertain in a most pleasing manner. From one end of the building 
to the other there was a scene of great splendor. The old familiar 
rooms were tastefully decorated and brilliantly lighted. This, 
together with the dancing, music of an Italian orchestra, games and 
daintily-served refreshments, made it one of the most brilliant recep- 
tions that have ever been given at the University. 

It was with genuine surprise that the school viewed the Seniors 
march to their places in chapel on December 17 clad in their caps 
and gowns, the latter being worn for the first time in the history of 
the University. 

In the foot-ball line, success has attended our efforts at last, and 
we point with pride to our team as the pennant-winners of the Inter- 
collegiate Association. Counting all the games that were played by 
our team, we suffered but one defeat ; while of the intercollegiate series, 
there was but one team that scored on us. The School of Mines 
team, which has for four successive seasons beaten us, we this year 
vanquished in two games, they being unable to score a single point. 
The following table shows the games and results of those in which 
our team participated : — 

Denver High School, 
Denver Athletic Club, 
Denver University, 
Colo. Agricultural College, 
Denver University, 
School of Mines, 
Denver Athletic Club, 
School of Mines, 

* Intercollegiate games. 

In honor of their great victories and to show his appreciation of 
the work accomplished by them, President Baker gave a banquet to 
the members of the foot-ball team. The committee of the faculty on 
athletics were also present. An orchestra was in attendance and 
furnished excellent music. Speeches of congratulation were made 
by the President and members of the committee, which were re- 
sponded to by Captain Gamble, Manager Carney (both Deltas) and 
by other members of the team. 

Since our last letter to The Rainbow, we have initiated three 
members, and take pleasure in naming Milton C. Whitaker, '98, 
Frank C. West, '98, and Russell T. Mason, as oiur latest Deltas. 

U. of C, 46 
U. of C, 12 
•U. of C, 44 
•U. of C, 67 
•U. of C, 44 
•U. of C, 20 
U. ofC, 6 
•U. of C, 18; 

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October 6 

4 . • 
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" 12 
" 20 

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4 . . , 
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" 27 

. November 3 

" 6 

20 . . 
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«* 24 
" 29 



Brothers Whitaker and Mason were pledged to the chapter several 
years ago, but left school soon after. This fall Brother Whitaker en- 
tered the class of '98, and Brother Mason, who is secretary of the 
faculty, is taking special work in the collegiate department He is a 
graduate of the Michigan Mining School. 

It is with regret that we announce that Brother R. D. Bertshey, 
only a few weeks after his initiation, was compelled to leave school 
on account of the death of his father. He will be unable to return 
to the University for the remainder of this year, but expects to be 
with us next fall 

On December 8, the much-talked-of foot-ball game between the 
two fraternities was played, in which we were beaten by the Sigma 
Alpha Epsilon team. Score 6 to 4. It attracted considerable atten- 
tion and was one of the hardest fought games that have been played 
here this fall. Near the beginning of the game. Brother Carney had 
his collar bone broken, and we were compelled to play through the 
remainder of the first half with only ten men, this number being all 
the actives that we had. It was while we were thus handicapped 
that the Sig. team succeeded in making a touch-down and kicking 
goal, ending the first half with the score 6 to o in their favor. In the 
second half, by permission of the £. A. £.'s, we substituted Brother 
Putnam, '93. Before long we succeeded in scoring a touch-down, 
but failed to catch a punt-out, and the game ended 6 to 4 in favor of 
the Sigma Alpha Epsilon team. 

We were rather weak behind the line, especially at quarter ; but 
this was nearly counter-balanced by strong individual playing on the 
part of Brothers Gamble, Whitaker, Andrew, etc. The following 
was the line-up of the two teams : — 

White . . . 


. . Bli8S. 

Studinski . . 

Right Guard, 

. . Johnson. 

Hogarty . . 

Left Guard. 

. . Southard. 

Miller . . . 

Right Tackle. 

. . Whitaker. 

Whitesides . 

Left Tackle. 

. . Ingram. 

Gaylord . . 

Right End. 

. . WestF. 

McGinnis . . . 

Left Efid. 


Ilamill . . . 


. . Burger. 

Graham . . 

Right Half. 



West A. . . . 

Left Half 



Layton . . . 

Full Back. 

« f 

. Gamble. 




The chief event we have to chronicle this time is concerning our 
opening reception, which took place at our house the evening of De- 
cember 14th. Quite a large number of invitations were issued and 
the rooms were filled, and 

** Bright the lamp shone o'er fair women and brave men," 

and many hearts beat happily. Mrs. President Capen and Mrs. Pro- 
fessor Tousey, with our matron, Mrs. Johnson, received, while Messrs. 
Ives, Parks, Daniels and Hill ushered. Among the visitors were 
President Capen, Max Ehrmann, John VVinthrop Dow, and the Teck. 
chapter en masse. The music of the evening was furnished by the 
chapter's double quartette, and Savage of Cambridge catered. The 
affair was a brilliant success. 

We are beginning to appreciate more and more the value of a 
Fraternity house, and to better realize the Fraternity ideal. Hardly 
a day passes but our interest in that phase of life is deepened, and 
we can but hope for the day to come when our chapters across the 
length and breadth of the land will be as fortunately situated, or even 
more so than we ; for the fellowship engendered is marvellous. 

Chas. Henry Wells. 


Since our last letters to The Rainbow, we have enjoyed con- 
stant prosperity, interspersed with occasional outbursts of good spir- 
its, which take the form of theatre parties, oyster suppers and other 
pleasant events. 

We beg to introduce to the readers of The Rainbow our first 
two initiates : W. Guy Wall of Washington, and George B. Pillsbury 
of Lowell, Mass. We also take great pleasure in re-introducing Bro- 
ther Herbert W. Chamberlin O, who will be with us, we regret to 
say, only this year, as he graduates with '95. 

We need not more than mention here the success of our initia- 
tion and banquet held on November 3d, and so ably reported in the 
last Rainbow. 


We went to the reception given by Beta Mu in a body, and 
passed a most enjoyable evening. We are intending at present to 
give a reception about the middle of the spring term. 

Brother Hamilton recently attained his majority and "set us 
up" in the most approved fashion. Brother Max Ehrmann assisted 
in the ceremonies on this occasion. 

We are doing our best to enjoy the season when everyone else is 

enjoying the holidays. We only have three days' respite, however, 

and the shadow of die approaching " Semies " causes us all to feel 

somewhat gloomy just at present ; but this will soon be over and we 

shall be cheerful again. 

Beta Nu wishes all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New 

Albert W. Thompson. . 


Christmas week is a poor time to write chapter letters. Most 
of us are enjoying our holidays, either at our homes in the city or 
country, or visiting friends, as the case may be. At any rate if the 
letters prove late and short at that and less full of news than usual, 
the secretaries can hardly be blamed ; for they are but human after 
all. We of Beta Xi have been rather quiet of late, and since our last 
letter nothing of especial interest has happened. However, we are 
holding our own and have good material, and our prospects are as 
bright as we could hope. We have gone a step forward in one thing. 
We have increased in fraternal spirit and social feeling, and the 
brothers have shown that they can be brothers outside of the meeting- 
room. As long as we have •this spirit we can be sure of prosperity 
and can wait until our next letter for details of the work we have 
done, for Christmas week is a bad time for chapter letters. 

Albert C. Thelps. 

BETA PI — northwestern UNIVERSITY. 

Since our last letter to The Rainbow Beta Pi has added two 
Strong men to her number : Brother Harry F. Ward, '97, of Calif omiay 


and Brother Pearl Pearson, a senior in the School of Oratory and a 
special student in the college. We now have a harmonious chapter 
of fourteen active members — actitte in working to advance Delta Tau 

We had, on November loth, the pleasure of a visit from Brother 
Malvern, president of the Eastern Division, and Brother Lowrie Mc- 
Clurgy of Chicago. Their coming was made the occasion of a gen- 
eral gathering of the Delts from our professional schools (which are 
in Chicago) and from the University of Chicago; representatives 
were present from six chapters, and a general good time was had. 
We look forward to another such enthusiastic meeting next term. 

Perhaps the two most important events of the term in fraternity 
circles were : first, the annual convention of Gamma Phi Beta, which 
was held with the Northwestern chapter and which was the society 
event of the term; and second, the establishment of a chapter of 
SigmaAlphaEpsilon, November 17, with fourteen members. There 
are now eight fraternities and six sororities to uphold the Greek idea 
among the five hundred undergraduate students in the College of 
Liberal Arts. 

Preparations for the great debate with the University of Michi- 
gan are being pushed. The College of Liberal Arts and the Law 
School meet in January in a preliminary debate, and from these ten 
speakers three will be chosen to represent the University in the final 
struggle. Brother Ward, '97, is one of the college representatives. 

The glee and mandolin clubs start December 18 on their first 
trip this season. Brother Witwer, '95, is leader of the mandolin 
club ; and Brother Williams, '96, plays a guitar. 

Though the Northwestern foot-ball team has not been our chief 
pride and glory this fall, as our base-ball team was last spring, never- 
theless interest in the game has been as great as ever; class and fra- 
ternity games fed the passion for the sport. Beta Pi was defeated by 
Phi Delta Theta after the best of the fraternity games played here 
this fall : score 6 to o. Brother Witwer was captain of our team. 

Brother Potter, '95, was one of the speakers on the Congdon 
Declamation Contest, December 14. 

Brother Haller, ' 98, is president of the newly-organized Greek 
club or " Hellenika Hetairia. " 

On the Syllabus board we are represented by Brother Brown, '96, 


as business manager, and Brother Waller, '96, as chairman of the 
literary committee. 

P. L. Windsor. 


All goes well with Delta Tau on the Pacific Coast. Though 
conscious of the disadvantages resulting from geographical isolation, 
yet, in a measure, we are proud of our unique position and of the 
responsibility, upon a single chapter, of maintaining the dignity and 
honor of a great national fraternity. 

Two men were initiated December 8. The Angora never 
appeared to better advantage. He had the city of San Francisco 
to browse in, and he nibbled all the way from the wharves to China- 
town. The formal ceremony and an elegant banquet were held at 
the California Hotel. In an adjoining room, at the same time, the 
California alumni of A K £ held their annual banquet. The Greeks 
were in possession. The first toast: "To the girl who wears the 
square badge." The last toast: ''To the brotherhood throughout 
the world." The evening concluded with the chapter yell : — 

'*Hahl Hahl Hah I 
Old Delta Tau 1 
BetaRhol Stanford I 
Rahi Rahl Rah!" 

The new men are Thomas K. Moore, '96, of Lima, Ohio ; and 
George H. Francis, '98, Napa, Cal. 

Stanford beat the University of California on Thanksgiving, 
6-0. Walter Camp coached the former team ; C. O. Gill (Yale), the 
latter. Brother M. H. Kennedy filled his old position at full back. His 
line bucking was the feature of the game. He gained a total of 91 
yards, which was fifty more than the next best record. 

The athletic event of the season is the western tour of the Uni- 
versity of Chicago team. They play Stanford in San Francisco on 
Christmas ; later the same teams play in Los Angeles. 

The sensational newspaper accounts, published all over the 
country, in regard to the wild conduct of Stanford students on 
Thanksgiving night, are false and malicious lies, circulated by an 


element in San Francisco which has and is doing all in its power to 
injure the University. Theatre managers, prominent citizens and 
officials, have published certified statements, acquitting the Stanford 
students of the charges brought against them. ^ 

Hugh H. Brown. 


Beta Tau is hardly a year old, yet with an attractive chapter 
house, a roll of eighteen active members and an alumni chapter com- 
prising the leading business and professional lights in the state, all of 
whom take a deep interest in the " baby chapter," she justly feels 
that there is a future to which she may look forward with hope and 

This year has been a memorable one for Beta Tau, and the fra- 
temity spirit of her members is high. 

Nebraska has won the Western Inter-State foot-ball pennant, 
and Beta Tau rejoices in the fact that she was well represented on 
the team by Captain Dern, Manager Teele and Brother ''Billy" 
Wilson, who plays a good game at left guard. 

As a chapter, also, we take great pride in the debating and ora* 
torical ability of our members. Last year Nebraska's representative 
at the Inter-State oratorical contest was a " Delt " ; and this year two 
out of the three men who are to represent our University in the 
Nebraska-Kansas debate are loyal sons of Delta Tau. 

Beta Tau had three men in the preliminary debates, in which 
thirty-two men were entered ; and Brothers Sherman and Weaver were 
chosen as regular men, with Brother Whitmore as alternate. 

With our present high-class standing, our activity in athletics, 
oratory and debating, and with our politicians on the inside of all 
deals. Beta Tau proposes not only to bring future honors to herself 
but also to the grand old fraternity of which she forms a part. 

A. J. Weaver. 


Once more Beta Upsilon sends greeting to all the brothers. 
iThe past term has been a very successful term in many ways. Al- 
though less than a year old Beta Upsilon has already outgrown her 
old quarters and added more space and entirely refurnished the 
suite. They were formally opened by a " house warming " where all 
the " Delt " girls were entertained in a way that fully sustained Beta 
Upsilon's social reputation. Our alumni have been very loyal, giving 
us substantial support in our new move. We now have the most 
cMtuttodious Fraternity rooms here and fully appreciate them. Our 
fle^ Engineering Hall was thrown open at the beginnmg of the 
iHnter term. This building cost $160,000 and is fitted with the latent 
dtppliances in the engineering line. The increase in the number of 
^dents in the College of Engineering rendered a new building 
necessary, and we now have one which is a credit to the University 
and ah honor to the State. 

We desire to introduce to the Fraternity at large Walter Bunn of 
the class of '98. He is fully up to the Delta's standard and quite 
influential in his class. At a recent election Brother Hamilton was 
chosen editor of the "lUio," the annual of the College. Brother 
Everett is artist and Brothers Vail and Forbes represent us on the 
Board of Control. We expect soon to welcome to our midst Prof. 
Eugene Davenport, who has accepted a call to the chair of Agricul- 
ture. Negotiations are now being carried on with the management 
of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Chicago for purchasing 
that College and annexing it to the University of Illinois. Those in 
diicrg^ are confident that this will be done. If the deal is success* 
fttlly carried through, the University will derive almost untold benefit 
therefrom. We wish success to all wearers of the square badge and 
hope that any Delta who should find himself near us will drop in. 

LeRoy F. Hamilton. 


Beta Phi begins her life with ten active members and two or 
three possibilitus in sight. In numbers we are about on a par with 
the other fraternities in the Ohio State University. 


Otxr reception was not quite so warm as it might have been, 
though we expected coolness on the part of certain fraternities. Phi 
Delta Theta, Alpha Tau Omega, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Beta Theta 
Pi and Pi Beta Phi answered our greeting and bade us welcome. 
There are thirteen regular and three professional fraternities repre- 
sented here, and on many lines their enmity is'bitter and continual. 
The Betas, united in a fine chapter house on the University Crrounds, 
are probably the strongest. The Phi Gams are very influential, 
while the Sigma Chis and Phi Delts stand high in athletics and 
general university life. The Alpha Taus are a rising power in the 
University^ and number among their members some of the best 

We are just beginning life, and have not, as yet, fully taken our 
besrings. The '* Fraternity Idea " is new to the most of us, though 
we* are already banning to feel the power of that mighty spirit of 
Unioii which pervades Delta Tau. 

In tile very beginning of our life as a chapter we wish to bestow 
tmstinted praise upon the resident Deltas of this city for their untir- 
ing efforts in our behalf. Especial credit is due Mr. Earl Davis, 
Mn '90, and Prof. W. M. Porter, Mu '86, for their truly brotherly 
help and encouragement 

Oar best wishes to our new brothers, and especially do we wish 
to acknowledge the kindness of those who assisted at the installation 
of BeUFbL A. C. Harvey. 


Beta Psi was installed on the evening of Sept. ix, 1894, at the 
Commercial Club, in Indianapolis. The next morning, the newly- 
made Delta Taus went back to Crawfordville, filled with enthusiasm 
and the determination to build up a chapter which shall be a credit 
to the Fraternity. 

As a result of our activity, so far, three Freshmen have been 
initiated, viz. : G. Archer Ferguson of Indianapolis, Charles E. 
Crockett of South Bend and Ashton M. Van Nuys of Lebanon, Indi- 
ana. We have pledged one man, who will be initiated after the holi- 


days, and are considering several more, whom we hope to add ta our 

Brother W. W. Lowry, of Indianapolis, was with us on the 
occasion of our first initiating ceremony, and responded to a toast at 
the banquet which followed. 

Brothers Fitzgerald and Keegan, of Beta Alpha, attended 
chapter meeting on the night of the Wabash I. U. foot-ball game. 

Prof. Kingery is a frequent visitor on meeting nights and aids 
us very naturally by his advice. 

Improvements are tmder way in our Chapter Hall, which, whea 
completed, will give Delta Tau Delta as pleasant a home as that of 
any Greek society at Wabash. We will have two large, nicely-fur* 
nished rooms, together with a convenient ante-room. 

Literary societies are flourishing at Wabash, at the present time 
there being three actively at work, viz.: Calliopran, Lyceum and 
Adelphian. The Calliopran is controlled by the Barbs, the Lyceum 
by the Delta Taus and Phi Delts, and the Adelphian by the Betas^ 
Phi Psis and Phi Gams. Brother Yount, '95, is President, and 
Brother Ferguson, '98, Treasurer, of the Lyceum. 

Brothers Orton, an alumnus of A ^ and H. H. Herdman, 
'96, a charter member, who was ill at the time of the installation, 
have been recently initiated. 

Beta Psi sends greeting to all sister chapters. 

Bru. R. How£ll. 




'69. — Hon. A. M. Post is on the Supreme Bench, Nebraska. 

'90. — *' A very pretty wedding was celebrated at the home of 
Mrs. DeHayse, sister of the bride» 626 Central Avenue, Albany, 
N. Y., at 3 p. M. Christmas Day. The contracting parties were Miss 
Mary Louise Lansing of Albany, and L. Wallace Hoffman of War* 
wick, N. Y. The bride is a graduate of the Schenectady Classical 
Institute and the New York State Normal College at Albany, and 
has been a teacher in the school at Warwick for five years. Aside 
from her educational attainments she is a very pleasant, refined and 
attractive young lady, and is a member of one of the leading and 
most respected families in Albany. Mr. Hoffman is to be congratu- 
lated on his success in securing so admirable a helpmate. Prof. 
Hoffman, who was for two years principal of the Brookfield Union 
School, is well known to many readers of the Courier and highly 
esteemed by all." — Brookfield (N. Y.) Courier^ Jan. 2. 


'72. — Prof. Samuel Dickie, Chairman of the National Prohibi- 
tion Committee, resides in Albion now. 

'86. — Ben Bennett, Prin. High School at West Branch, Mich. 

'88. — Herman C. Scripps preaching in Haven M. £. Church, 
Detroit, Mich. 

'88. — E. J. Townsend is Professor of Mathematics in University 
of Illinois. 

'91. — O. R. Love joy is preaching in M. E. Chiurch at Big 
Rapids, Michigan. 

'91. — E. A. Armstrong, Pastor of M. £. Church at Quincy, 

I $4 '^BM luxraaw. 

'92. — R. L. Parmeter, Rush Medical College, Chicaga 

'93. — Clarence £. Allen is preaching at Fannington, Mich. 

'93. — Newell H. Cook, Professorship of Mathematics in Carle- 
ton College, Mo. 

'93. — R. Clyde Ford, Chairman of Modern Language in Albion 

'94. — Ira A. Beddow is studying for master's degree at Uni- 
versity of Michigan. 

'75. — Edwin F. Voris is recognized as one of the hn^binBtt, 
lawyers in Akron. 

'84. — Dr. F. W. Garber has been for some time president o| 
the Michigan Medical Association. He is building up a great repu» 
tation for himself. 

'84. — A. K Hyre is Editor of the Cuyahogian. He has made 
the public recognize his ability by continual hustling in the news- 
paper line. 

'85. — C. R. Olin is the genial and accommodating Secretary 
of Buchtel College. 

'87. — Rev. K J. Felt was recently elected President of the 
National Y. P. C. U. He has also received a call from Tacoma, 
Washington, and has removed to that place. 

'87. — Fred H. Stuart is serving his fourth term as Deputy 
Probate Judge, and is highly respected by the legal profession. 

'89. — Willard Holcomb is still Dramatic Editor of the Wash- 
ington, D.C., Post. He has also written several successful short 
plays. Eta is proud of his victories and expects much from him 
in the future. 

'90. — K P. Bonner, who is also located in Washington, is 
rapidly acquiring fame for himself as an architect. 

'90. — A. J. Rowley is better known than any young attorney in 
Akron and neighboring cities. It is whispered about that he may be 
Akron's next mayor. 

'90. — Prof. Francis Wieland is Professor pf Chemistry in the 

Chicago M^d|cal School. A brighter and more energetic stAusi^f 

BOVS OF OLD. .1.5$ 

never left Buchtel, and he is reaping the success he so richly 

'91. — V. R. Andrew will soon locate in Colorado. Vem is 
quite a politican and we expect, in a few years, to see him hastea- 
iDg to Washington with a Congressional commission in his inside 

'92.^^ A. V. Cannon, by his natural ability and sound business 
principleSy is becoming well and favorably known among the icigflU 
fraternity of northern Ohio. The firm name is Rose & Cannon. 


'82. — Bro. J. B. Ware was elected to the Legislature in the last 


'78. — Beginning with this term Prof. A. K Hayne^ will have 
entire charge of the Engineering classes in mathematics, and it is 
quite probable that in the near future he will be made professor of 
mathematics in the Department of Engineering. Those who have 
had Prof. Haynes well know his value; but to the Freshmen and 
Sophomores we will say that he is not only a fine scholar and brilUant 
instructor, but also a perfect gentleman and one who has at heart the 
best interests of every student under him. — C/hw. qf Minn, ArkL 

'90. — Paul Rideout, for three years Principal of Public Schools 
at Green River, Wyo., has located his family at Hillsdale, preparatory 
to entering the field of county history publication. He will work in 
conjunction with Mr. £. H. Barringer, a ^ A and prosperous 
business manager, with present headquarters at Kingston, N.Y. 

'90. — W. K Heckenlively has been for some time Principal of 
the Public Schools at Pleasant Lake, Ind. , He has been very pop- 
ular in this position, but may have to resign it on account of ill 

'91.— H. A. Bates is editor of the Coldwater, Mich., Sun. 
The paper is prospering under his management. The intsrvauog 


twenty-three miles does not prevent his spending an occasional Sat- 
urday evening with the boys, and he is always welcome. 

'91. — C. W. Macomber, for three years Professor of Mathe- 
matics at Ridgeville College, Indiana, now holds a more remimera- 
tive position in the Public Schools of Denmark, Iowa. He will be 
at the Quinquennial Reunion at Hillsdale next June. 

'91. — K D. Reynolds is Principal of the Public Schools at 
North Adams, Mich. And the genial faces of himself and wife are 
often to be seen at Hillsdale on festive occasions. Oh, yes ; I forgot 
the baby ! He has a genial face also. 


'8z. — A. J. Cornish is assistant city attorney at Omaha, 

'82. — F. O. Newcomb is a merchant of Shell Rock, Iowa. 

'82. — Dr. T. N. Seidlitz, Jr., is practicing at Keokuk, Iowa, and 
is winning much fame. 

'83. — S. B. Howard is a member of the legal firm of Howard 
& Neff, Minneapolis, and a prominent member of the Minnesota 

'84. — A. W. and C. D. Morgan are in the insurance business at 
Butte City, Montana. 

'84. — F. J. Hysham is practicing law at Red Oak, Iowa. 

'84. — Dr. Chas. A. Thayer and J. T. Chrischilles are located 
in Minneapolis. 

'85. — Chas. L. Powell is practicing law at Des Moines, la. 

'86. — W. T. Stevens and Don L. Love are together in the law 
business at Lincoln, Nebr. 

'86. — J. L. Peeters is with the firm of Feeters & Scott, whole 
sale jewelers, Lincoln, Nebr. 

'86. — Dr. J. Fred Clark is located at Fairfield, Iowa. 

'87. — Dr. H. S. Williams is a physician at Blackwell's Island 
Hospital, New York City. 

'87. — Harry Hayes Carson is travelling salesman for Huttig 
Bros., Muscatine, Iowa. 


'88. — Julius lisher is attorney for the German Savings Bank of 
Davenport, la. 

'88. — John H. Grimm is county attorney of Linn County. 

'89. — W. T. Summers is located at Lincoln, Nebr. 

'^9. — Harry Marquardt died at his home in Des Moines, Jan. 
18, 1893. 

'89. — F. C. Carson is engaged in business with the firm of F. 
C. Carson & Sons at Iowa City, la. 

'89. — C. H. Burton b engaged in law business at Cedar 
Rapids, Iowa. 

'90. — H. B. Lusch is with D. A. Carton & Ca» bankers^ 

'90. — R. Cliff Musser, secretary Muscatine Sash and Door Co., 
Muscatine, la. 

'90.^— F. D. Boal is a member of the firm of Lee & Boal, 
architects, Denver, Colo. 

'90. — Tom Cassady is a member of the law firm of Burke & 
Cassady at Council Bluffs, Iowa. 

'90. — Dr. Henry Morgridge is physician in charge of Sante F^ 
Railroad Hospital, Ft Madison, la. 

'91. — Sam J. Wright is county attorney of Cedar County. 

'91. — J. K. Wilson was a member of the East Iowa Legislature 
from Madison County. 

'91. — Fred S. Kennedy is located at Newton, Iowa. 

'91. — C. C. Caldern is book-keeper for the " American Cereal 
Co.," located at Chicago. 

'91. — Geo. P. Caldern is manager of the "American Cereal 
Co.'s *' office, located at Cedar Rapids, la. 

'92. — W. J. McChesney is book-keeper of the First National 
Bank at Iowa t*lty, la. 

'92. — A. R. Farrell is practicing law at Newton, Iowa. 

'92. — Ralph P. Bolton is treasurer of the Des Moines Soap 
Works, located at Des Moines, la. 

'92. — F. W. Thompson is practising law at San Francisco, Cal. 

'93. — Murray Campbell is city editor of the Iowa SiaU 
RegisUr^ at Des Moines, la. 

'93. — Ward Bannister is attending Leland Stanford, Jr., 

t0 rm RAP^BOW. 

'93. -rr- J. R. Jaques is a member of the foin of Jaques & Htmter. 
'93. — Ed. R. Wakefield is practicing law at Omaha, Nebr. 
'94. — David O. Holbrook is comiected with the Oliver Mining 
Co. at Pittsburgh, Pa. 

'94. — F. K Smith is practicing law at Cedar Rapids, la. 
'94. — Beaumont Apple is engaged in business at Panora, J^ 


'92. — Frank C. Lockwood is pastor of the Merrill Mefhodist 
EpiBcopal 'Church, Chicago, and pursuing graduate study at North- 
western in philosophy. 

>'93'..«— Charles D. Lockwood is a student in the Northwestern 
University Medical School, Chicago. 

" '94. -^ Joseph F. Roberts is travelling for Rand, MdN'ally 9c Co., 

'94I — Leslie W. Beebe is a student in the Chicago Homeopathic 
College, Chicago. Bro. Beebe's father is dean of the faculty. 

- ^9=4. — E. M. Pallette is assistant in the department of Zoology 
at Northwestern University. 

■ ■ ' '■ ! ■ ■■ ■ i. ■■» ii^ 


George Lloyd Wall has gone to KnoxviUci Tcw«« to fill a 
fositf on jin the Soutjiiem Railroad Company. 


'90. — Bro. Peckinpaugh is studying law in LouisviUe, Ky. 

Bro. J. P. L. Weems was one of the fortunate ones at the htft 
election, being elected district judge of his district— Vipcennes, Ind. 

'91. — 3to. Kamp i$ overseer of the Opias Mills at Brockville, 


'76.7— Hon. £. J. Hainer was again elected tp Co^^r^ .ui the 
4th Congressional District, Nebraska. 

3073 i>F 0X41 l^f 

'84. — Hon. C. H. Sloan is one of the most prominent members 
of the Nebraska Senate. 

'85. — Prof. H. R. Corbett was at the recent election elected 
State Superintendent of Public Instruction. 

'82. — Hon. W. S. Summer, Deputy Attorney-General, Nebraska, 
has been elected Professor of Law in University of Nebraska. 


'88—- Bro. George W. Redmon was bom January 5, x866, near 
Paris, Illinois; died November 20, 1894. Bro. Redmon entered 
Butler -University in '82, and became an earnest, hard-workiog stu- 
dent He was one of Beta Beta's most loyal members, and helped 
to build up the chapter which has been so successful in its work 
since that time. While in college he was a famous athlete, frequently 
distinguishing himself in field sports. His class-room work was 
excellent and a matter for pride upon the part of his chapter friends 
when he graduated. After leaving Butler, he spent two years at the 
Homeopathic Medical College of Cleveland, again graduating with 
the highest examination grade received in his class. Bro. Redmon 
then located at Tuscola, 111., but soon left that place, removing to 
Champaign, where he became a successful practitioner.' In tiie 
winter of '93-'94 he took work on the eye and ear in the New York 
hospitals, after which he was offered a professor's chair in the 
Louisville Medical College. He preferred, however, to establish a 
practice at Indianapolis, and accordingly removed to that city, where 
he had but just begun to practice at the time of death from typhoid 
fever. Bro. Redmon was married in 1890 to Miss Camille Augustus, 
and had one child, a boy. He leaves a large circle of friends, who 
mourn the loss of a true friend and a good man. 

'90. — Chas. M. Fillmore is pastor of the Christian Church $X 
Peru, Ind. 

'90. — H. S. Schell is widi the F. G. Stewart Co., 358 Dearborn 
St, Chicago, 111. 

Ex '94. — W. R. Jewell is practicing law at Danville, 111. 

Ex '95. — C. M. Sharpe is pastor of the First Christian Church 
tf lAwrencCy Kansas. 

Ex '95. — Herbert Hussey is with the L. £. & W. R. R. Co. with 
J)eadquarter3 at Indianapolis, 



'88. — Invitations to the wedding of Miss Jennie Miller Richards 
and Edward Cooke Mason have been received by various parties in 
Boulder. The wedding is to take place at Ypsilanti, Mich., Dec. 26. 
Mr. Mason is well known in Boulder, being the brother of Mrs. O. 
F. A. Greene. — Boulder Herald. 

Mr. Mason is also a graduate of the University and an alumnus 
of Beta Kappa. 

'91. — Brother Guy Sternberg has gone to Grand Junction to 
open up a law office in that city. 

'93. — Brother Delos Holden has accepted a position in the Cen* 
tral National at Pueblo, Colo. 

'94. — Brother Grant Pitzer is in Pomona, CaL 


'94. — L. H. Weaver is stud3dng law at Danville, IlL 

'94. — D. H. Jansen is Asst City Engineer at Pekin. 

'94. — A. C. Clark is taking post-graduate work at the Univer- 
sity of Illinois. 

'94. — H. K Beasley has charge of the City Testing Laboratory 
at Peoria, IlL 

'95. — G. H. Root is with the ''Crescent Creamery Co/' of 

'96.— Wm. Dighton is cashier in his brother's bank at Monti- 
cello, lU. 


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I. G. KiTTREDGE (B H), Prest, 32 Marshall Ave., Memphis, Tenn. 
G. L. Tucker (B 0), Vice Prest, A. G. Burrows (B I), Secretary. 
A — Vanderbilt University, John C. Brown, Jr., 117 S. Spruce 

Street Nashville, Tenn. 
n — Univ. of Mississippi, J. R. Tipton, Box 21, University Miss. 
B A — University of Georgia, A. L. Tidwell, Box 2, Athens, Ga. 
B E — Emory College, T. J. Shepard, Oxford, Ga. 
B0 — University of the South, G. L. Tucker, ATA Lodge, 

Sewanee, Tenn. 
BI — University of Virginia, Chas. C. Ricker, Box 28, Univ. of 

Virginia, Va. 
BB — Tulane University, A. C. Phelps, 771 Prytania Street, New 


grand division op THB WB5T. 

E. J. Henning (B r), President, 621 Lake Street, Madison, Wis. 
S. J. Weaver, Secretary, 520 So. i6th St., Lincoln, Neb. 

— University of Iowa, B. AppLE,University of Iowa, Iowa City, la. 
B r — University of Wisconsin, Samuel T. Walker, 621 Lake Street, 

Madison, Wis. 
B H — University of Minnesota, C. E. Slusser, 624 £. 2 2d Street, 

B K — University of Colorado, W. H. Burger, Box 633, Boulder, Col. 
OB — Northwestern University, P. L. Windsor, Evanston, 111.; 

Chapter Box 200. 
B P — Leland Stanford, Jr., University, H. H. Brown, Palo Alto, Cal. 
B T — University of Nebraska, Arthur J. Weaver, ATA House, 

520 South x6th Street, Lincoln, Neb. 
B Y — University of Illinois, H. B. Errett, Champaign, 111. 

aiUND division op THB NORTH. 

R. L. Harris (X), President, Gambler, O. 

A. N. Fox (B Z), 1280 Wilcox Ave., Chicago, Secretary. 

W. W. Wood (K), Hillsdale, Mich., Treasurer. 

B — Ohio University, C. C. Smith, Athens, Ohio. 

A — University of Michigan, J. M. Swift, ATA House, Ann Arbor, 

E — Albion College, Charles S. Valentine, Albion, Mich. 
H — Buchtel College, Thad W. Rice, ATA House, Akron, Ohio. 
©—Bethany College, T. C. Picton, Bethany, W. Va. 

1 — Michigan Agricultural College, Geo. W. Rose, Agl. Co., Mich. 
K— Hillsdale College, A. W. Dorr, ATA House, 191 Hillsdale 

Street, Hillsdale, Mich. 
M — Ohio Wesleyan University, C. G. Stewart, Delaware, O. 
X — Kenyon College, Robert L. Harris, Gambler, Ohio. 


B A — Indiana University, H. £. Rugh, Bloomington, Ind. 
B B — De Pauw University, W. Wolff, Greencastle, Ind. 
B Z — Butler University, Edgar T. Forsyth, Irvington, Ind. 
B*— Ohio State University, E. R. Tarr, 71 W. nth Street, 

Columbus, Ohio. 
B "9 — Wabash College, B. R. Howell, 706 W. Wabash Street, 

Crawfordville, Ind. 


L. K. Malvern (B O), President. 

F. C. HoDGEON (B N), Vice President 

John W. Dow, Cambridge, Mass., Secretary. 

A — Allegheny College, John H. McCloskey, MeadviUe, Pa. 

r — Washington and Jefferson College, M. C. Campbell, Lock Box 
I, Washington, Pa. 

P — Stevens Institute of Technology, Wallace Willett, ATA 
House, 1034 Bloomfield Street, Hoboken, N.J. 

2 — Williams College, J. R. H. Gill, Williamstown, Mass. 

T — Franklin and Marshall College, W. R. Seidle, 640 W. Chestnut 
Street, Lancaster, Pa. 

Y — Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, M. Edward Evans, 145 Eighth 
Street, Troy, N.Y. 

B A — Lehigh University, J. S. Wallace, ATA House, S. Bethle- 
hem, Pa. 

B M— Tufts College, C. Henry Wells, Tufts College, Mass. 

B O — Cornell University, J. H. Hall, Box 17x1, Ithaca, N.Y. 

B N — Mass. Inst Tech., Albert W. Thompson, 175 Massachusetts 
Ave., Boston. 


New York Alumni Association, R. N. Bayles, 365 Kenry Street, 

. Brooklyn, N.Y. 
Chicago Alumni Association, Irvine Watson, Opera House Block, 

Nashville Alumni Association, John T. Lellyett, Nashville, Tenn. 
Twin City Alumni Association, John F. Hayden, Minneapolis, Minn* 
Pittsburgh Aliunni Association, John D. Watson, No. 96 Diamond 

Street, Pittsburgh, Pa. 
Nebraska Alumni Association, W. S. Summers, Lincoln, Neb. 
Cleveland Alumni Assoc'n, A. A. Bemis, The Arcade, Cleveland, O. 
Detroit Alumni Association, Chas. S. Warren, care Dickinson, 

Stevenson & Thurber, Detroit, Mich. 
Grand Rapids Alumni Association, Glenn M. Holmes, Grand 

Rapids, Mich. 
New Orleans Alumni Association, Pierce Butler, 565 Carondelet 
Street, New Orleans^ La. 


The lake is clear, the night is still, 

The moonlight on the water lies; 
We drop the oars and drift at mil. 

Communing only with our eyes; 
At either side, as on we float, 

By drowsy islands dimly scanned. 
The water-lilies fringe the boat 

Like sails blown out of fairyland: — 
Ah, then the discord and the din 
That haunt the heart are hushed within, 
When Pansy plays the violin. 

When Pansy plays the uiolin. 

As o'er the wooing waves we go. 
Beneath her coyly-drooping chin 

There lies a bank of sloping snow 
Half-hidden by the instrument 

That rapturously poises there. 
And whispers its divine content 

In many a sweet, enchanting air: — 
How quick the cares of life begin 
To fade, as we float out and in. 
When Pansy plays the violin / 

Fleet after fleet of lilies swim 

Along our wake, as on and on 
We drift against the purple rim 

Of midnight, till the moon is gone; 
eyes of blue, and hair of gold. 

And carven lips up-curved to kiss I 
The world is old, and time is old. 

But, somehow, true-love never is; — . 
And Cupid, cunning harlequin. 
Too well he knows his wiles will win. 
When Pansy plays the violin, 

— James Newton Matthews, 

■THKws, Y (prime), -78. 


Vol. XVIII. riarch, 1895* No. 3< 


In writing this little sketch, I wish only to give a true idea 
of a man — or shall I rather say, an idea of a true man ? In 
writing of those whose memory always recalls affectionate feel- 
ings, we are often wont to idealize ; for gentleness is such a 
rare quality that one's enthusiasm will hardly contain itself. 
How good we always feel after having talked to some person 
who does not want other people's goods, who thinks little of 
self and much of others, who sympathizes with those to whom 
sympathy is life, who believes there is good in all men, and 
who has hope for the indefinite future. James Newton Mat- 
thews is this kind of a man. Tho^e who read his poems have 
felt this — cannot help but feel it. Too often the only motive 
of literature is fame and money; we see this when M. Zola 
culls out his twentieth romance, and Marion Crawford writes 
two thousand words per day, rain or shine. 

" I have long ago ceased to have any thought of fame," 
Dr. Matthews once wrote me ; " life is too serious for such a 
childish dream. If my work is fair and worthy, I am satisfied." 
His work is fair and worthy ; though it has not brought fame, 
it has made a simple and immaculate 30ul known to many 


Dr. Matthews was bom in 1852 near Greencastle, Indiana. 
On his father*s side he is a descendent from one of the first 
families of Virginia, Thomas Matthews, a Colonial Governor 
of the Old Dominion, being an ancestor. At the age of six- 
teen he entered the University of Illinois, at Champaign, being 
the first person to matriculate in that institution. It was here 
that Dr. Matthews became a member of our Fraternity. After 
graduating with the first class, in 1872, he was for a time a 
newspaper reporter. In 1875 ^^ entered the Missouri Medical 
College, at St. Louis, and graduated in 1878 with the highest 
honors of the largest class of medical students which had 
assembled west of the Mississippi Dr. Cronin, who was sub- 
sequently murdered in Chicago, was here his leading com- 
petitor, winning second honors. In the latter year Dr. Mat- 
thews was married, and began the pratice of medicine in Mason, 
Illinois, where he still lives. 

Like Will Carleton, Dr. Matthews began the publication 
of his poems in the Toledo Blade^ that paper publishing most 
of his work from 1880 to 1884. Since that time he has been 
a frequent contributor to The Current^ Ladies' Home Journal, 
Youths Companion^ and other equally prominent publications. 
In Oscar Fay Adams' series of books, " Through the Year with 
the Poets " (D. Lothrop), Dr. Matthews appears several times, 
contributing one poem by special request. 

In the magnificent volume entitled " Representative Son- 
nets by American Poets " (Houghton, Mifilin & Co.) his work 
received pleasing recognition. However, one of the greatest 
compliments paid to Dr. Matthews was his representation in 
a book published by the Harpers, containing the finest poetical 
tributes to the genius of Shakespeare, from his death to the 
present, from Ben Jonson down. Many other books of poems 
and recitations contain selections from his pen. The two 
poems, " My Guest," and " When Your Father Went to War, 
Jennie," by Dr. Matthews, have probably had a wider circulation 
than any of his other works, having been published in every 
section of the country, and still going the rounds. 


In 1888 Dr. Matthews was given a reception by the "Wes- 
tern Association of Writers," of which he is the founder. 
Among those present, and others who sent letters, were Mary 
Hartwell Catherwood, Maurice Thompson, Cyrus McNutt, 
James Whitcomb Riley, John Clark Ridpath, and Bill Nye. 
These persons, who represent no mean portion of American 
literature, are friends of Dr. Matthews and have never failed 
to express their appreciation for his efforts. 

Dr. Matthews' "Tempe Vale and Other Poems," which 
appeared in 1888, was well received by both public and press. 
These poems must be read to be understood and appreciated — 
any criticism must fall short of the mark ; for who can describe 
the tender emotions of a pure heart, which feels simply because 
that is its nature ? What lines are more poetical than these ? 
What religion more naive ? 

God made me ; I will not apologize — 
The workmanship is His ; if firm and fair, 
The credit of its strength I do not share ; 

If it be rudely reared and men despise 

Its quaint design, and deign to criticise, 
I make no murmur, for I have no care — 
I question not the Builder, here nor there, 

Believing still that all His ways are wise. 

This is the one sweet duty that I claim : 
To keep the palace chambers cool and pure 
And lily-chaste within, while they endure, 

And all the many turret lights aflame ; 
To pour love's wine, and bid the world take 

Around the purple altars of my heart 

Many of the world have taken part, not because " it is 
classic," or the vagary of a day, but because it is the voice of 
a plain, simple, thoughtful man. 

Max Ehrmann. 



Fraternity is the state or quality of a brother. A college 
fraternity is an association of young men for mutual improve- 
ment. It is a brotherhood for benefit. 

Law is a general term for a rule of conduct. A lawyer is 
one who is versed in law. 

The fraternal relation is formed during the preparation for a 
business or professional career. The question is, does a young 
man whose life -work is to be in the law learn useful lessons and 
acquire beneficial experience from such a confederacy. 

In the Hand-Book of Civilization it was written, " Woe unto 
lawyers." From then until now the lawyer has been the sub- 
ject of jokes and the object of sarcasm. "A good lawyer, a 
bad Christian," is many centuries old. In the seventeenth cen- 
tury it was said, "A lawyer is like Balaam's ass." He cannot 
speak until he sees the angel." Today we hear the expression, 
"A lawyer is strongest when he is fee-blest." But, seriously, 
the establishing of manufactories, the building of great com- 
mercial enterprises, the developing of wonderful resources, have 
multiplied many times the demands for both muscle and mind. 
To-day all of the so-called professions stand upon a firm foun- 
dation. None more so than the law. These professions are 
supported to a greater or less extent from the hand of misfor- 
tune. The doctor of divinity seeks to lead men from darkness 
into light. The doctor of medicine devotes his time to healing 
the sick. The doctor of laws defends liberty and protects prop- 

The professional man must be an educated man. It is im- 
possible to estimate th^ benefit derived from severe and sys- 


tematic mental discipline. A course of study in a college or 
university lays the foundation for success. The fraternity has 
become almost a part of university life. In many instances 
the student is enthusiastic over the fraternity idea. Frequently 
the professor quietly endorses it. The student is filled with en- 
thusiasm because the fraternity affords his greatest pleasure. 
The professor approves, on account of its wholesome influence. 
Is this all ? When commencement comes and goes, when the 
senior in a university enters as a freshman in the great common 
school of life, does he carry with him from the fraternity that 
which is a lasting benefit f Does the influence of the fraternity 
contribute to success in the law ? The aim of the law student 
should be to approach as near as possible the ideal lawyer. The 
ideal lawyer is kind in heart, genial in manner, uniform in cour- 
tesy, manly in bearing and grand in character. His mind is en- 
riched in the broad fields of culture. He is true to himself and 
therefore not false to any trust. His inquiry is first. What is 
the law i second, What are the facts i 

In the afternoon of the nineteenth century "know thyself " 
is not enough. The command was once given, " Arise from thy 
knees and act." There is a philosophy that is sublime in "By 
their fruits ye shall know them." The lawyer must not only 
understand himself, but he must be acquainted with, he must 
know men. The very nature of the law is such that it touches 
every phase of practical life. There is no relation, there is no 
transaction that may not become the subject of investigation. 
The range of law is limited only by the boundary that circum- 
scribes 'man. There is no branch of learning that may not be 
of use to the lawyer. The affairs of men are the most uncer- 
tain of all subjects. The lawyer's labor is surrounded by pas- 
sions and prejudices, by hopes and fears. Mistakes often occur. 
Testimony may be false. Bias may render evidence worse than 
worthless. In reaching his conclusions the lawyer must tread 
upon uncertain ground. He must be content with proof far 
short of th^ absolute. He gathers his facts from treacherous 


memories. He draws his deductions from opinions that do not 
coincide. He cross-examines witnesses. He probes for mo- 
tives. He estimates influences. He considers all surround- 
ings. Finally he determines the point in issue. 

A student becomes a member of a college fraternity. Why ? 
Because his fellows have found in him social, moral and mental 
qualifications. He becomes interested. His interest ripens 
when he becomes familiar with the fraternity idea. He learns 
that man is a social and not a solitary animal. He discovers 
that society is more than solitude. He realizes the one is for 
observation and the other for digestion. He knows the one is 
more than the other, that without the one there is no use for the 
other. He moves in society, there he obtains food. He assim- 
ilates it when alone. The student with a purpose in life is not 
slow to learn, the greatest study of man is man. In the frater- 
nity he is called upon to apply the same tests to others that 
were applied to him. He becomes a close observer of social in- 
clinations. He makes careful inquiry as to the presence or ab- 
sence of moral backbone. He gives particular attention to 
mental capabilities. Then he strips himself of prejudice and 
consults with others who have made a like investigation. He 
remembers "in union there is strength." He does not forget 
there must be harmony within, that peace and good-will must 
prevail. Ideas are suggested. Opinions are given. Views are 
exchanged. * A conclusion is reached. Judgment is rendered. 
All this is done before there is an offer to extend the hand of 
fellowship. This is the beginning of man-study. 

It is enough to tell a student where he can find facts. It is 
not necessary to tell him what the facts are. It is important 
that he should do the work himself. The college fraternity 
does not teach a student so much as it teaches him how to 
study students. A laboratory is valuable to a student of chem- 
istry. A library is valuable to a student of history. A frater- 
nity is valuable to a student of men. The college fraternity 
teaches a student to measure men morally and mentally. It 


teaches him to " size up/' as it were, those with whom he comes 
in contact. He becomes accustomed to considering habits of 
thought and traits of character. He takes into consideration 
past life, present surroundings and future prospects. He forms 
the acquaintance of many. He cultivates few. His aim is to 
have a strong chapter and successful alumni. In short, the col- 
lege fraternity trains a student to observe men. A successful 
lawyer is a trained observer of men. 

W. S. Summers.* 

* The Hon. W. S. Summers was graduated from the Iowa State College 
in 1882, when he became a member of our Fraternity, and from the Law Depart- 
ment of the University of Michigan in 1885. In 1891 he was appointed Deputy 
Attorney-General of Nebraska, which office he still holds. He is also a lecturer 
in the Law Department of the University of Nebraska. — Ed. 

174 ^H£ RAINBOW. 


Thursday, February 21, found a large number of enthu- 
siastic Deltas travelling toward Meadville, Pennsylvania, the 
place appointed for the Annual Eastern Conference. As the 
visitors stepped from their trains on to the station platform they 
were met and welcomed by the members of the Alpha Chapter, 
who escorted them at once to the comfortable lodgings which 
awaited them at the Commercial Hotel. All day long the 
visitors continued to arrive, until by nightfall the hotel was 
well filled with a happy, enthusiastic, and well-met company of 
Delts, young and old, from every point of the Eastern States. 

Thursday evening witnessed an event for which Alpha 
cannot be too highly complimented — the Reception. Perhaps 
the best idea of this highly enjoyable affair may be derived 
from the following clipping from the " Meadville Morning 
Star," of February 22 : — 



A Brilliant Event — Another Social Feather in the Cap of the 

''Choctaw'' Chapter. 


About two weeks ago invitations were issued announcing 
that the Alpha Chapter of the Delta Tau Delta Fraternity 
would give a grand reception in honor of the visiting members 
of the Fraternity, who came to Meadville to attend the thir- 
teenth annual conference of the Grand Eastern Division of that 
Fraternity. This alone was enough to insure the success of 


the event, but when, little by little, the plans of the boys be- 
came known, the fact was apparent that the affair would be one 
of more than usual brilliancy. 

As early as eight o'clock the guests began to assemble 
and were met at the door by the reception committee, composed 
of the following ladies : Mrs. W. B. Best, Mrs. E. P. Cullum, 
Mrs. D. A. Gill, Mrs. Frank Koester, Mrs. E. B. Lease, Mrs. 
J. M. Larned, Mrs. E. T. Lashells, Miss Cullum, Miss Gill. 

The committee received in the large hall which was beauti- 
fully decorated in the colors of the Fraternity, the large silk 
banner forming a prominent feature of the decorations. The 
stage, where the full Northwestern Orchestra was seated, was 
partially hidden behind large banks of palms, while great fes- 
toons of the college colors were tastily arranged around the 
hall. Passing into the smaller reception rooms, the same 
general plan of decorations was noticeable, while many plants 
were tastily arranged in a profusion of loveliness. Here also 
were a number of tea tables, presided over by a number of 
Meadville's most attaactive young ladies, who served coffee, 
chocolate and tea to the guests. The tables were graced by 
the presence of the following young ladies : Miss Applebee, 
Miss Brown, Miss Byllesby, Miss Beatty, Miss Church, Miss 
Ethel Church, Miss Culbertson, Miss Belle Cady, Miss Harper, 
Miss Marjorie Harper, Miss Hay, Miss Johnson, Miss Juvia 
Johnson, Miss Luttgen, Miss Odell, Miss Richmond. 

The patronessess were scattered throughout the different 
rooms, and added much to the social success of the event by 
their presence. This committee included the following ladies : 
Mrs. J. R. Andrews, Mrs. Alfred G. Church, Mrs. John Dick, 
Mrs. Arthur C. Huidekoper, Mrs. Juvia C. Hull, Mrs. S. E. 
Irvin, Mrs. T. B. Lashells, Mrs. F. F. Lippitt, Mrs. W. D. 
Hamaker, Mrs. L. L. Martin, Mrs. G. C. Potter, Mrs. H. M. 
Richmond, Mrs. L. L. Richmond, Mrs. Lewis Walker, Mrs. D. 
G. Shryock, Mrs W. S. McGunnegle, Mrs. C. P. Woodring. 

At 1 1 o'clock a short intermission took place, after which 


those desiring — and a goodly crowd it was — remained to glide 
over the smooth floor to the bewitching strains of the North- 
western. The older people soon gave way to those of less 
years and the hall became a maze of fairy forms, bright eyes 
and multi-colored gowns. Much credit is due to the active 
chapter for their efforts on this occasion, but the real work was 
borne by the committee composed of the following: G. A. 
Shryrock, E. P. Cullum, Maj. Frank Koester, £. T. Lashells, 
M.D., G. W. Porter and A. L. Irvin. 

The attendance was estimated at 400, but it is certainly 
safe to put it at 3cx>. To sum it up, the event was a success 
in every particular and many were the compliments paid to the 
Delta boys for their royal entertainment. 

It might be well, also, to mention among the decorations, 
the presence of Tusang, the ancient Indian, whose presence 
mascots the Fraternity. He gazed upon the gay scene from 
above the orchestra, and certainly seemed to enjoy the success 
of his protegd. Numerous Indian head-dresses also decorated 
the chandeliers. 

Among those attending from out of town were the follow- 

Aaron Fell, Jr., Greenville ; R. L. Harris, H. A Barber, 
C. Southworth, C. H. Alden, T. O. Youtsey, C. P. Mahley, 
Kenyon, O. ; J. B. Kithcart, Washington, Pa. ; C. N. McClure, 
Sharon, Pa. ; Per Lee Welty, Canton, O. ; Hallock C. Sherred, 
New York, N. Y. ; Jno. R. McCurdy, Cleveland, O. ; Harry 
Dunn, Homellsville, N. Y. ; S. C. Hayden, Jamestown, N.Y. ; 
E. C. Adams, Troy, N. Y. ; A. A. Bemis, Jamestown, N.Y. ; 
C. P. Mottley, Gambler, O. ; W. L. McClurg, Chicago, Ills. ; 
L. K. Malvern, Elgin, Ills. ; C. Southworth, Gambler, O. ; C. H. 
Wells, Boston, Mass. ; Carl Zinck, New Castle, Pa. ; P. C. 
Adams, Randolph, N.Y. ; F. E. Russel, W. C. Deming, War- 
ren, O. ; J. A. Wakefield, Pittsburgh, Pa. 

The above is only a partial list of those who will be 
present for the convention which convenes to-day. This even- 


ing will witness the famous Choctaw Pow Wow, which will be 
given in connection with the banquet, at the Commercial Hotel. 

Those who attended the reception will always remember 
the occasion with the greatest pleasure. The arrangements 
were simply faultless, and the managing committee cannot be 
too highly praised for their good taste and forethought in at- 
tending to every detail which went to make the affair a most 
brilliant one, and a social success in every sense of the word. 

By nine a.m. on Friday all the regular delegates had 
arrived. The first business session of the conference was called 
to order at lo p.m. by the President, L. K. Malvern, in the 
large parlor on the first floor of the Hotel. Remaining in 
session until i p.m. the Conference then adjourned until 2.30 
P.M., the afternoon session closing at 4 p.m. 

The officers elected for the year of '95-96 were: — 

President, Robert £. Hall, Rho, '95. 
I St Vice President, N. M. Eagleson, Alpha, '93. 
2d Vice President, John A. McCurdy, Gamma. 
Secretary, Albert W. Thompson, Beta Nu, '96. 
Member at Large on Finance Committee, R. D. Wallace, Beta 

Orator, Edwin H. Hughes, Mu, '89. 
Historian, A. P. Trautwein, Rho, '76. 

Boston was chosen for the place of meeting for the East- 
em Conference of '96. 

Dr. R. Robinson, a member of the old Jefferson Alpha, 
and one of the oldest living members of the Fraternity, arrived 
Friday noon, and was heartily welcomed by all. He was pres- 
ent at the afternoon session of the Conference, and delivered 
a highly interesting address upon historical matters. He had 
with him an object of the greatest interest to all — one of the 
first Delta pins ever made. 

/JT.SThe visitors were supplied with very pretty souvenirs in 
the shape of small paper parasols made up in Delta colors. 

1/8 Tins RAINBOW. 

During the latter part of the afternoon the visiting 
brothers and delegates were shown about the college and the 
towii, and all the principal points of interest were visited. 

Dinner over a quiet " Smoke Talk " was enjoyed by those 
at the Hotel and the early part of the evening passed very 
quietly. Soon, however, the air was rent by fearful whoops, 
and the Choctaw Chapter, in full war paint, entered the Hotel. 
Soon afterward, all the visitors having assembled, a line was 
formed, and headed by the Choctaw braves, the procession took 
its way from the Commercial Hotel, through the principal 
streets of Meadville and off over the hill to the college grounds. 
Ear-splitting yells awoke a thousand echoes as the warriors 
advanced. Meeting with no opposition the whole tribe crossed 
the college grounds and halted on the steps of Hastings Hall, 
the Ladies' Dormitory. Here the inmates were given a sere- 
nade by the Boys of Chi, whose well rendered vocal selections 
provoked much applause from the inmates of the hall, who, 
appearing in the windows showed repeatedly their appreciation 
of the impromptu concert. The braves now led the way back 
to the heart of the city, where, on the comer of Water and 
Chestnut Streets, a large fire was kindled, and a vigorous war 
dance was executed about the blaze. For a while the braves 
made night hideous with their war-whoop, but quiet was again 
restored in the course of time, and the company repaired once 
more to the hotel. Here the Choctaw degree was conferred 
upon twenty-three of the delegates and visiting brothers. The 
initiates having duly received the mysteries, a short respite was 
taken while they were given time for recovery, and the braves 
took their opportunity to wash off their war paint. 

Meanwhile, in the dining room of the hotel, the banquet 
had been prepared for those who had been whetting their 
appetites as above described. The tables were tastefully dec- 
orated and an orchestra had been procured which lent addi- 
tional tone to the occasion. The company was soon seated, 
and none failed to do justice to the excellent menu, which is 
here given: — 



Blue Points 


Consomm^ a la Royal 


Turkey Ham Tongue 

French Rolls 
Oyster Patties Saratoga Potatoes 

Cardinal Punch 
Lobster Salad Chicken Salad Salted Wafers 
Veal Croquettes French Peas 

Neapolitan Ice Cream 
Fruit Jelly 
Fruit Cake Almond Cake Sponge Cake 

Chocolate Cake 
Macaroons Lady Fingers 

Oranges Bananas Confections Nuts Raisins 
Edam Cheese Water Crackers 

The menu cards were quite elaborate, and contained, in 
addition to the menu, a program of the Conference and an en- 
graving of the ''Choctaw Chapter" in full war costume, the 
whole making a fitting souvenir of the Conference. 

After the wants of the inner man had been fully satisfied, 
President Malvern rose and introduced the toastmaster, Mr. 
E. P. Cullum, who called for a song from the Chi boys. They 
responded nobly, and the appreciation of their efforts was 
marked. Mr. Cullum then introduced Mr. H. St. Clair Hatha- 
way, of Chi, who responded to ''To-night" with a brilliant and 
mirth-provoking speech. 

Mr. Robert £. Hall, of Rho gave an able and forcible 
response to " Our Eastern Division," accompanying the toast 
with a well chosen anecdote. 

Dr. Robinson, "In Reminiscent Mood," was the next 
speaker. It is not often that the younger Deltas have an 
opportunity of learning the history of the early days of the 
Fraternity from the lips of one of its pioneers, and those who 
listened to his impressive words received from them an impres- 
sion which time will not soon efface. 


Mr. C. S. Knapp was next introduced, and gracefully 
voiced the fraternal and hospitable feeling which Alpha had 
shown throughout to " Our guests." 

Next came Mr. R. L. Harris, of Phi, who gave the com- 
pany a pleasing view of "The Future." 

Mr. L. K. Malvern, of Beta Omicron, now arose to respond 
to "Deltaism," and voiced his ideas of this wide subject in the 
most pleasing and graceful manner. 

Mr. Charles H. Wells, of Beta Mu, now rose with "A 
Wail from the East," which, however, had a not at all depress- 
ing effect upon the spirits of the assembly. 

"The Choctaws" were next discussed by one of their 
number, W. B. Best, of Alpha 23, and were portrayed in the 
brilliant colors for which they are justly famous. 

Major "Chip" Richmond, one of the "Boys of Old," 
addressed the company next, giving them a taste of the spirit 
of by-gone days. 

" Delta, 'tis of Thee," evoked a most eloquent and brilliant 
response from Dr. J. A. Wakefield of Alpha. 

" Our Delta Girls," a pretty subject, was prettily handled 
and very well treated by Will C. Deming, of Alpha, who effect- 
ually demonstrated his thorough knowledge of the subject. 

After a few impromptu remarks from other Deltas present 
the toast-master once more arose and closed the banquet with 
a few appropriate words. The assembly then broke up, amid 
enthusiastic cheers, and the Thirteenth Annual Conference of 
the Eastern Division of Delta Tau Delta was a thing of the 

In closing, it is surely appropriate to say a word in regard 
to Alpha, whose hospitality was so much enjoyed by all the 
visiting Deltas. The present Chapter consists of the following 
active members: Arthur W. Thompson, Emmet Johnson, 
John H. McCloskey, Walter Harper, Matthew Pugsley, Abner 
Neff, George Foster, Oscar Knapp, Cyrus Andrews, and Her- 
man Chamberlain. The Active Chapter, assisted by the 


alumni who reside in and near Meadville, undertook the, by no 
means light, task of entertaining the large number of Deltas 
who attended the Conference. The affair was very well con- 
ducted throughout, and if, in discharging her duties toward the 
Fraternity, Alpha shows the same enthusiastic and loyal spirit 
which characterized her actions throughout the Conference, her 
success in the future will be assured. 

While the attendance at the Conference of regular dele- 
gates was not large, the showing was, on the whole, very good, 
and the Chapters were well represented. The alumni, who 
were present in large numbers, are certainly to be praised for 
their spirit. The presence of the boys from Chi was a pleasure 
to all who were present ; for the spirit and enthusiasm of these 
pleasant and welcome guests were contagious, and was always 
in evidence from the time of their arrival to the moment of 
their departure. 

Let all who attended the Thirteenth Eastern Conference 
be sure to attend the Fourteenth, and let no true Delta who can 
possibly come lose the opportunity for a happy reunion. 

The following persons were present at the meetings : — 

P. C. Adams, B O '93, C. Alden, X '98, J. R. Andrews, A '81, 
C. K Andrews, A '98, H. A. Barber, X '96, H. S. Chamberlain, A 
'96, H. Dunn, A '90, N. M. Eagleson, A '93, G. A. Foster, A '98, 
R. L. Harris, X '96, Robt. E. Hall, P '95, H. St. Clair Hathaway, 
X '97, Q. M. Hauptman, B O '97, L. C. Hayden, A '97, W. G. 
Harper, A '98, A. G. Irwin, A '97, E. E. Johnson, A '97, C. S. 
Knapp, A '98, J. B. Kithcart, T '96, L. K. Malvern, B O '92, C. P. 
Mortley, X '95, H. S. McFarland, A '94, J. H. McCloskey, A '98, 
Lowrie McClurg, A '79, C. M. McClure, A '90, J. R. McCurdy, T 
*97, A. R. Neff, A '98, G. W. Porter, A '93, R. Robinson (Jefferson), 
A '62, C. E. Richmond, A '82, H. E. Sherrard, T '95, Constant 
Southworth, X '98, W. K. Schaumaker, A '98, T. A. Shryock, A '92, 
Albert W. Thompson, B N '96, A. W. Thompson, A '97, C. H. 
WeUs, B M '95, P. Welty, A '93, T. O. Youtsey, X '98, H. J. C. 
Zinchy A '90. 

Albert W, Thompson, 



Some time in April 1894, a very spirited meeting was 
held by Beta Xi Chapter. The cause of all the talk was the 
Ninth Conference of the Southern Division shortly to be held 
at Sewanee, Tenn., and the two questions imder discussion 
were : First, who were to be Beta Xi's delegates, and second, 
whether the chapter should entertain the Tenth Conference at 
New Orleans. The result was that Brother W. E. Kittredge 
and St John Chilton were appointed delegates and they were 
instructed to secure the next Conference at all hazards. The 
Tenth Conference accordingly met with Beta Xi. 

It is to be hoped that the delegates to the Tenth Confer- 
ence fared better than those from Beta Xi to the Ninth, for as 
a result of their little tour, both were suspended from college 
for a brief period and no doubt repented their escapade before 
the worthy President of Tulane University saw fit to reinstate 
them. History also relates some dubious as well as curious 
tales concerning President Kittredge. Some say that he was 
detained in Nashville, others say Memphis and others say that 
he was leisurely counting crossties between Sewanee, Tenn., 
and New Orleans. 

The committee of arrangements, appointed at a joint 
meeting of Beta Xi and the New Orleans Alumni Chapter, con- 
sisted of J. Hughes Rapp, chairman; Chas. E. Knight, C. 
Robert Churchill, Dr. J. Phares O'Kelley, Geo. W. Hardee, and 
Albert C. Phelps. 

At last the eventful dates came near, and on February 33 
the first delegate arrived. He was Jno. C. Brown of Lambda 
Chapter, The same day found two more present anc| by Sun- 


day night a quorum of the Southern Chapters was present in 
the Crescent City. Of course the New Orleans Deltas were 
on hand to take care of the visitors and see that they were 

Early Sunday morning a gang under the guidance of 
Brother Rapp was seen meandering about the old French 
Market — a place famous in the history of New Orleans and a 
point of interest to all visitors. 

During the day the boys were taken to other points of 
interest, to the various clubs, etc. In the afternoon, Brother 
C. R. Churchill was seen sitting in the spacious gallery of the 
New Orleans Chess Club patiently awaiting the arrival of the 
Cleveland Grays from Cleveland, O. — several Deltas are mem- 
bers of this well-known military organization and one or two 
were known to be with them. On the same Sunday evening 
the Deltas were delightfully entertained at the palatial residence 
of Capt. Thos. J. Woodward on Chestnut St. Thos. J. Wood- 
ward, Jr., now at Andover College, was initiated into Beta Xi 
Chapter in 1892. The New Orleans Deltas will ever entertain 
the highest regards for Capt. and Mrs. Woodward and their 
charming daughters, Misses Anna and Fannie, for their kind- 
ness and consideration on this occasion. 

Monday morning, February 25, the hall where Beta Xi 
Chapter has for three years held her meetings was crowded with 
a jolly lot of Deltas and Rainbows. Two Rainbows who were 
school-mates in the seventies met one another for the first time 
since leaving college. 

The old Book of Iris belongfing to Pi Chapter had been 
brought along by her delegate and proved of much interest to 
every one present — especially the Rainbows who ten, fifteen, 
and twenty years ago had written their sentiments in the book. 

A larger crowd gathered Tuesday morning, more Deltas 
being assembled on either occasion than has ever before been 
known in the history of the Southern Division. 

The visitors' roll shows the following brothers present ; — • 


Pi Chapter. — Dr. Jas. M. Buchanan, Dr. Laurence T. Pos- 
tell, Hon. R. B. Welling, Jr., Hon. J. S. Sexton, J. W. Drake, S. 
P. Walker, R. E. Wilboum, J. J. Sharp. 

Lambda, — Rev. Robert H. Wynn, Richard Dana, Rev. M. 
M. Black and Jno. C. Black. 

Beta Theta. — Rev. Arthur Howard Noll, Floumoy C. John- 
son, C. S. Woods and G. L. Tucker. 

Beta Epsilon, — Jno. C. Freeman and R. S. Crossley. 

Beta Iota. — Chas. B. Thorp, J. R. Stone and A. F. Rous- 

Beta Xi: — Wm. C. Richardson, Jos. A. Airey, Chas. F. 
Buck, Jr., A. W. Jacob, Geo. W. Hardee, C. Robt. Churchill, 
St. Denis J. Villere, Dr. J. Phares O'Kelley, Joy G. Kittredge, 
St. John P. Chilton, Warren Johnson, Frank G. Churchill, Eads 
Johnson, W. E. Kittredge, A. M. McGehee, Albert C. Phelps, 
Chas. E. Fenner, Chas. V. Cusachs, Robt. E. McBride, Prof. J. 
Hughes Rapp, Jno. G. O'Kelley, W. Prague Coleman and Jno. 
S. Richardson. 

Besides these there were present Wm. G. Blake, Jno. P. 
Labouisse and Edward Helwege of Beta Nu, H. Dudley Cole- 
man of Rho, C. E. Miller of Epsilon^ and others. 

The first session was opened under the amplified form of 
the ritual, and immediately afterwards the Rev. Arthur Howard 
Noll offered a prayer. The address of welcome was given by 
C. Robert Churchill of the Arch Chapter, and the response was 
made by G. L. Tucker, vice-president of the Southern Division. 
A brief recess was then taken. The conference again went 
into executive session and remained at close work till two 
o'clock. The meeting was then adjourned till Tuesday morn- 
ing. Among the events of the day was a communication of 
fraternal greeting from the local chapter of the Alpha Tau 
Omega Association. A graceful invitation was extended to the 
Conference by Mr. Philip Werlein, the well-known dealer in 
musical instruments of this city, to occupy seats on his balcony 
for reviewing the parades. Mr. Werlein's son is an initiate of 
Beta Xi Chapter, but is now an affiliate of Beta Epsilon of Emory 
College, which he is attending. The afternoon and evening 


were spent witnessing the military reception of Rex, King of 
the Carnival, and the night procession of the Krewe of Proteus. 
Many of the Deltas attended the famous Proteus ball. 

The main event of Tuesday was the initiation of the Rain- 
bow members present with the Delta Tau Delta Fraternity 
under the amplified form of the ritual as worked by Beta Xi 
Chapter. The initiation was gotten up at short notice and the 
team was a bit out of practice, but neverthless a very creditable 
and interesting initiation was put up. The amplified form as 

-6. 'A-^A^.^^JuM J ^ Jum.,^ 

worked by Beta Xi Chapter was pronounced a grand success 
and every member present was well satisfied with the improved 

An old Rainbow who is way up in Masonry, Pythianism, 
etc., remarked that the form used by Beta Xi was one of the 
most impressive that he had ever witnessed. Similar comment 
was general among both the active and the alumni members. 
(AH chapters of the division have spoken for copies of the new 


After the initiation, the boys were agreeably surprised by 
the receipt of a musical composition from Miss Carrie Beverly 
Hart, dedicated to the Delta Tau Delta Fraternity. It is Miss 
Hart's own composition, styled the "Delta Tau Delta Waltz" 
and is destined to become very popular. It is needless to add that 
the compliment was immensely appreciated. Miss Hart is 
attending the Sophie Newcomb College of Tulane University 
and has many admirers among the Delta Tau Deltas. 

Tuesday afternoon and evening was rapidly passed wit- 
nessing the many Mardi Gras sights for which New Orleans is 
world-renowned. The gorgeous pageants of Rex and Mystic 
Krewe of Comus, the many minor parading organizations, the 
numerous grotesque and hideous looking maskers, the hundreds 
of visiting militia-men, the surging crowds, the magnificent balls 
of Rex and Comus, are scenes that must remain bright in the 
minds of delegates and visiting members for many days. 

Wednesday was a day of toil and much work was accom- 
plished. All committees reported and their reports were so 
well recommended and arranged that little or no time was spent 
debating on them. Ivy. G. Kittredge was re-elected president, 
R. E. Wilboum of Pi, vice-president, and J. C. Brown of Lambda, 
re-elected secretary. After some discussion between the 
Atlanta and Nashville factions the latter won, and so the 
Eleventh Conference will be held in Nashville, Tenn., some 
time next February or March. 

The finance committee's report was a welcome surprise to 
all, for after paying all the regular expenses, together with 
those of the president and vice-president, the conference found 
itself in possession of a goodly surplus. This is one of those 
strange but welcome events that so seldom happen. All chap- 
ters presented excellent reports. The report of Beta Delta 
showed the chapter in a good condition but unable to send a 
delegate on account of some new anti-fraternity laws at the 
University of Georgia. 

Quite a surprise was sprung on the boys by Brother J. W, 


Drake, who announced that last summer a lot of Mississippi 
Deltas got in together and formed the Mississippi Delta Tau 
Delta Association. It was joyful news to everybody. It is 
very possible that there will shortly be organized alumni chap- 
ters in Atlanta, Georgia, and Memphis, Tenn. 

The banquet Wednesday evening was the closing event of 
the conference and was thoroughly enjoyed by all who attended. 
It was the largest Delta Tau Delta banquet ever held in New 
Orleans or the South. 


"The Rainbow Fraternity" . . . Hon. J. S. Sexton (W. W. W.) 

Our Theologs C. S. Woods, B e 

The Book of Iris Dr. J. M. Buchanan (W.W. W.) 

What* s the Matter With Georgia .... J. C. Freeman, B £ 

The Tenth Conference W. Prague Coleman, B B 

The Next Conference J. C. Brown, N 

The Fraternity Ivy. G. Eattredge, B B 

William the Peacemaker J. R. Stone, B I 

The Delta Tau Delta Ladies .... St. Denis J. Vellere, B B 
The New Rainbows R. £. Wilboum, n 

Brother J. Hughes Rapp officiated as toast-master in a 
most admirable manner. Other toasts were responded to by 
almost everyone present. 

U. K.. v^. 

We are indebted to 7TU T^mes-Demoeratt New Orleans, for the accon^. 
panying cuts. — Ed. 




Prof. W. H. Carter, who graduated from the University of 
Mississippi in June, 1 892, and who is now Prof, of Mathematics 
in Centenary College, Jackson, La., while spending the summer 
vacation in Mississippi, conceived the idea that it would be 
very pleasant indeed for the old boys of Pi and her actives to 
meet at some central point for a summer outing and the re- 
newal of old ties. 

After considerable correspondence, it was decided to meet 
at Macon, Miss., which was a convenient place to most of the 
Pi's actives, and also the centre of attraction to several of the 
alumni, who had been smitten by darts from Cupid's quiver. 

Accordingly, during the latter part of August, eight Delta 
Tau Deltas came together pursuant to their agreement: 
namely, Prof. W. H. Carter ('92), Prof. S. P. Walker ('93), 
G. J. Robertson, E. N. Beard, E. G. Peyton, R. E. Wilbourn, 
and the two resident Deltas, Messrs. J. W. Drake and Jno. C. 
Faut. Several others who had intended to be present were 
disappointed at the last moment ; and others, who would have 
gladly attended, were forced to forgo that pleasure by previous 
business engagements. 

Nevertheless, we eight Deltas held a meeting at the Cen- 
tral Hotel, and resolved to form ourselves into an organization, 
to be known as The Mississippi Association of Delta Tau 
Delta, having as its aims the strenghtening of fraternal ties 
among the brothers in Mississippi by thus annually meeting 
together, the encouragement and aid of Chapter Pi, and the 
establishment, at some time in the future, of an Alumni Chap- 
ter in Mississippi. 


We held several meetings, and finally drew up a constitu- 
tion, embodying our purposes, and providing for our annual 
meetings in the future. 

We then held an election, which resulted in the choice of 
the following officers: President, N. H. Carter; Recording 
Secretary, J. W. Drake, Macon, Miss. ; Treasurer R. E. 
Wilboum, Scooba, Miss. The President then appointed the 
following-named Deltas Vice-Presidents: — 

J. C. Bryson, Vicksburg, Mississippi. 

S. P. Walker, Wesson, Mississippi. 

A. F. Stovall, Okolona, Mississippi. 

J. B. Eckles, Sardis, Mississippi. 

£. C. Finley, Tupelo, Mississippi. 

G. B. Neville, Meridian, Mississippi. 

W. B. Lockwood, Crystal Springs, Mississippi. 

All of these gentlemen were not present, but the idea was to 
have every Delta in the State enroll himself with the Secretary, 
Brother J. W. Drake, Macon, Miss., as a member of the Asso- 
ciation. Since the meeting the membership roll has been 
swelled considerably, and some who did not attend are looking 
forward enthusiastically to our outing next summer. 

On the last day of our stay in Macon, seven of the boys 
procured vehicles and fair companions, and went for a drive. 
We rode for several hours through the streets of the pretty 
little city, and some Deltas were in such good spirits, and so 
brimming over with enthusiasm, that once or twice the citizens 
of Macon were treated to a good old Delta yell, in which the 
young ladies joined with gay good humor. 

That night a modest banquet was spread at the Central 
Hotel, and after we had done full justice to the feast, the fol- 
lowing toasts were delivered: — 

Toast-master, Jno. C. Faut 

Our Association Prof. W. H. Carter 


The Future of Pi R. K WUbourn 

Delta Girls J.W.Drake 

Our Next Outing G. J. Robertson 

Impromptu talks were made by all the others ; and, after 
having spent a most delightful evening together, and having 
called to mind many pleasant memories, we adjourned to meet 
again next summer. Our next gathering will be either at 
Meridian or Colimibus, the Deltas at both places being quite 
anxious to have us with them. 

Delta Tau Delta is the only club in the State that is so 
organized, and we expect to derive much profit and pleasure 
from this pleasant custom. It binds us more closely together, 
and keeps the flame of enthusiasm ever aglow in the hearts of 
all Deltas, both in and out of college. 

We trust that others will follow our example, and that the 
Deltas in every State will form the habit of worshipping at a 
common Delta shrine, once at least in every year. 

R. E. WiLBOURN, K '95. 



Delta Tau Delta is establishing herself firmly in the East. 
The advance eastward has been indeed gradual, but we hope, 
therefore, permanent. Signs of this advance have been grow- 
ing more and more pronounced during the past few years. 
Since 1888, when Beta Mu was planted at Tufts College as 
an outpost of the main force, Deltas have been gathering about 
the standard, and now, to support the active undergraduate 
chapters at Tufts, Williams and Technology, many loyal Deltas 
are close at hand: notably President Babcock, with Editor 
Ehrmann at Harvard and Duerr at Exeter. 

These forces could not gather without adding something to 
growth and progress. Thus at the Beta Mu Chapter House, 
Monday evening, Feb. 18, it was voted to establish a New 
England Alumni Chapter of the active order. 

It is well known that there are, and have been. Alumni 
Chapters and Alumni Chapters; but this, if all goes well, will 
be a genuine "active species " of the above-named genus. 

Although not a very large number of Delta Alumni were 
present at the meeting, the quality assuredly made up all lack 
of quantity, as the list of names will show : President Babcock, 
Brothers Ehrmann, Canfield, Teele, Rose, Storer, Walkley, 
Howe, Chase, Can*, Dow, Dickins, Hodgdon, Petrie, Wade and 

These brethen assembled in response to a call sent out 
from the Beta Mu Chapter House on February 6 by Brothers 
Walkley, Storer, Teele, Shepard and Benton : a call to assemble 
and consider the formation of an Alumni Chapter. 


With Brother Henry R. Rose, B. M. '91, as chairman^ the 
meeting proceeded in good order ; there was no dissenting voice 
as to the establishment of the Chapter, but the debate centered 
about the question "shall it be an (utive chapter or twtf** In- 
fluenced in part by the spirited, loyal words of Brothers Babcock 
and Ehrmann, and in part by their own wishes, the members 
present voted to petition the "powers that be "for a charter for 
an active chapter, and Brothers Babcock, Teele and Storer were 
appointed a committee to make the necessary arrangements. 

Has the Fraternity been waiting for the "Hub of the 
Universe " to lead in a movement which shall, we hope, put new 
life into Delta Tau Delta? We hope that our purpose in 
establishing this organization shall not fail. As the years come 
and go, hundreds of Deltas come to Boston and surroundings to 
continue their studies — why not, therefore, prepare a social 
place for those yet to come, with those from the neighboring 
chapters i 

H. E. Benton. 

Tufts College, Mass., Feb. 23, 1895. 



Ashtabula, Ohio, Jan. 24, 1895. 

Mr. Max Ehrmann, Cambridge, Mass. 

Dear Brother: Allow me to express my high appreciation 
of The Rainbow. I read it carefully, that I may be posted in 
the progress of the Fraternity. Although one of the old boys, 
yet I do not permit my zeal to grow less, nor my interest in the 
growth and prosperity of the Fraternity to diminish as the 
years go by. I join heartily with Brother Cunningham in a 
cordial greeting to every loyal Delta Tau. I wonder if he re- 
members the first banquet given by the Fraternity. There 
were no songs, no yell, no walk-around, no Choctaw braves, 
pow-wow, etc. ; but abundance of loyal friendship and knightly 

Success and long life to the Greeks of the square badge. 


J. S. Lowe. 



[This eloquent toast was giyen at Meadville, February 22d, 1895, ^ ^® 
banquet of the Eastern Conference. — Ed.] 

Mr. Toast-master and Brother Deltas : 

I have read on the poetic page that blessings brighten as 
they pass. The Bard tells us that time lends enchantment. 
We are prone to look backward and find much of merit in that 
which would suffer in comparison with the present, a worthy 
present which hardly evokes words of praise. Having apolo- 
gized with this bit of philosophy from gifted authority, I am 
sure you will allow me to refer to those past halcyon days of 
Alpha, of Delta Tua Delta, conscious that the chapter was no 
purer or better then than now, but simply dearer because the 
days are past. Those were the days that Percy Cullom always 
acted as toast-master, in order to get off his annual jokes, that 
Major Richmond never missed a banquet, even came in robe 
de nuit, and Wesley Best ever responded in the same old fash- 
ioned way to that fetching and tender sentiment " The Delta 
girls." Then was the glorious time when Deming was young 
and sweet, Ned Flood was innocent and had not grown blas6, 
Charlie McClure was wont to take a plank under his arm for 
his sweetheart without noticing the mistake, and Willie Heiser 
wrote letters to a certain fair maid, as follows : " My Dearest 
Dear, I would that my pen were plucked from the wing of an 
angel, dipped in the dyes of a rainbow and directed by the 
prayers of an infant;" then it was that Ted Lashell thought 
more of physical culture than of the culture of physic; Jim 
Petty loved but one girl, and would not beat " Roude bush " 


about it ; and Jack Nash had not yet taken the Keeley cure. 
How are the mighty fallen ! History has been defined as phi- 
losophy teaching by example; and inasmuch as the Goddess 
repeats herself, I thereby find the solution for the present high 
standard of the local chapter. And I want to compliment you, 
young gentlemen, upon your work here. Alpha has always 
been the pride of every model, the perfection of every master 
in this local fraternal world. You have kept the faith, and 
your alumni can with pride come back to you to exalt our good 
old Delta Tau, and lifting high the banquet cup in honor of our 
Queen in their heart's deep centre drink the sentiment : 
" Here's to the dear old days, and here's to the dear new days ; 
here's to the dear old boys, and here's to the dear new boys ; 
and here's to the dear new boys who make the dear new days 
as dear to the dear old boys as the dear old days." The secret 
of the success of the Delta Tau Delta society lies partly in its 
progressive spirit. With a due regard and observance of all the 
ancient and honorable customs of the Brotherhood, we have 
passed, since I left college, from the old to the new, from what 
once seemed good to what now proves best ; but we have not 
changed the altar of love before which we offer up our incense. 
Because of our devotion we have gathered here from far and 
near, and to-night we stop to inquire what battles won, what 
labors done, what heights achieved, what good received. The 
Delta Tau Delta fraternity is a beautiful system of brother- 
hood. That is why we are so strong. It is an institution, not 
as many suppose founded on unmeaning mystery, for the en- 
couragement of bacchanalian festivity and support of mere good 
fellowship, but founded on eternal truth and reason whose 
deep basis is the civilization of mankind and whose everlasting 
glory is supported by those two mighty pillars of God, Unity and 
Brotherhood. In the ancient mythology of Rome, brotherly 
love was called the mother of happiness, and was depicted as 
a goddess clothed in purple, white and gold. She was the 
protectress of honor and honesty and the light and joy of 


human society. Leigh Hunt, one of the most gifted of English 
poets, paints the Delta vineyard in which we work in his 

Abou Ben Adhem, — may his tribe increase, — 

Awoke one night from a deep dream of peace, 

And saw within the moonlight in his room, 

Making it rich and like a lily in bloom, 

An Angel writing in a book of gold. 

Exceeding peace had made Ben Adhem bold, 

And to the presence in the room he said, 

" What writest thou ? " The vision raised its head. 

And, with a look made of all sweet accord, 

Answered, "The names of those who love the Lord." 

"And is mine one?" said Abou. "Nay, not so," 

Replied the angel. Abou spoke more low, 

But cheerily still, and said, " I pray thee, then. 

Write me as one who loves his fellow-men." 

The angel wrote and vanished. The next night 

It came again, with a great wakening light. 

And showed the names whom love of God had blessed. 

And lo ! " Ben Adhem's name led all the rest. 

Ah ! till the time comes 

" When each man finds his own in all men's good, 
And all men work in noble brotherhood," 
There is work for Delta Tau Delta. 

And right nobly the grand old society, particularly her 
Alpha chapter, is doing her part. As society is constituted 
mankind are made dependent on each other, and thereby en- 
joy better opportunities of fulfilling the duties of love and 
friendship — the noblest part of the work of God. To help 
your fellow men is the eternal watchword of Delta Tau Delta. 
He who does not bring to her shrine noble thoughts, words 
and actions, is not a true Delta ; and while he may hide his de- 
fault from the eyes of man, yet that All-seeing-eye that per- 
vades the inmost recesses of the heart and rewards according 
to merit cannot be shunned. It is because of this high stand- 

DELTA, 'tis of THEE. 197 

ard that our fraternity stands matchless and peerless. 
Brother Deltas at the banquet board of Fraternities, our Delta 
Queen sits to-night the most honored of guests : youthful and 
beautiful, clothed in the garb of purple, white and gold, royal 
robes for a queenly creature, with heart warm with sympathy 
and affection, eye sparkling with enthusiastic devotion, and 
hand cunning in wielding the scepter of empire, she rises in 
the constellation of Greek stars to respond to her chosen toast, 
" Faithful unto death." Let us then imitate the good, the 
virtues, the unfeigned prudence, the inflexible fidelity to our 
trust, taught by our grand old Fraternity. Upon that rock it 
is safe to stand, and while around you raging floods may flow, 
the worthy Praestis of the all perfect, glorious and celestial 
fraternity above will keep you ; and when life's storm is o'er, 
the glorious Rainbow — the Rainbow of promise — will span 
the clouds of distrust and we can safely glide with the boat- 
men pale across the dark stream to that Chapter Room whose 
doors are hung with purple pearl, whose floors are gold, and 
whose columns are beams of sunlight. 

J. A. Wakefield, A., '90. 




The Western Division will hold its annual conference with 
Beta Tau, at Lincoln, Neb., May 17th and i8th. A cordial 
invitation is extended to all Deltas. 


It seems to be a matter of little consequence to some 
chapters whether they write chapter letters or not. A long 
argument here showing why a chapter should write such letters, 
as well as attend to other general fraternity correspondence, 
would be a waste of time and space. Every chapter knows it 
should write a chapter letter when such a letter is called for. 
Why are some chapters indifferent to these calls } Surely it 
does not take long to write such a letter. 

In our November number twenty-nine out of forty chap- 
ters replied, and in our January number twenty-seven out of 
forty-one. If any chapter will not keep up its general fraternity 
correspondence, it ought to withdraw and become a local 
organization, when all such "abominable general fraternity 
letters " would not be required. Now fellows, come up to time, 
and get things straitened out. If you don't know your duty, 
find it out at once ; and if we are going to have things attended 
to at all, let us have them done up properly. 



No matter in what channel of life you happen to spend 
your time, the latest thing advertised is always the greatest and 
best. Every circus that comes to every country town is 
greater and more wonderful than all its predecessors — at least 
according to the advertisements. So when we say that the 
coming Kamea is to be the greatest in the history of our Fra- 
ternity, some will think that we are simply enthusiastic, as all 
other advertising agents. But a moment's thought will show 
that there is something more than enthusiasm here. 

Our Fraternity is on the upward grade as it has never 
been before. New questions have arisen. New policies are 
forming. New charters are wanted, as well as some old ones 
— wanted badly. These things and many others must be con- 
sidered. Have those in authority discharged the duties of 
their respective offices in accordance with the best plan ? Has 
the new regime been a success } What shall be our plans for 
future progress ? etc., etc. Aside from the social aspect, which 
is always par excellence the most enjoyable of Delta times, 
the coming Karnea from a business standpoint will be of mo- 
mentous importance. The chapter should be thinking about 
the things above suggested, and many others which it would 
hardly be in place to suggest here. Delegates of sound busi- 
ness principles should be chosen, men who can think and speak 
out what they think. Now let us all join hands, and make this 
coming National Convention one that Old Delta Tau Delta will 
never forget. 

The Karnea will be held in Cleveland, Aug. 20, 21, 22. 


" We greet you, men of future might — 
Ye modern Greeks of Delta crest ! 
We hail thy wisdom with delight — 
Thou " Rainbow " dear, our welcome guest I " 



These lines headed Kappa's last chapter letter. We hope 
The Rainbow is a welcome guest everywhere. We beg no 
one's indulgence ; if The Rainbow is not worth looking over, 
no one should feel obliged to waste time on it. No, we ask no 
indulgence, but we do ask cooperation. The chapters should 
never fail to give all the news of general interest happening 
about their respective colleges, what alumni are doing, what 
new features, so much as are not secret, are there in the chap- 
ter meetings, etc. 

If all will contribute a little. The Rainbow will certainly 
be worth at least an hour's time every two months. 

the wearing of the badge. 

It seems hardly necessary to say anything about the wear- 
ing of the badge, yet there are a few who continue to disobey the 
now nearly universal custom of wearing our pin on the vest. 
It is certainly old-fashioned and wanting in good taste to wear 
the badge in any highly conspicuous place. It is not far from 
shocking to see a fraternity-man with his pin on the lapel of 
his coat : one is always reminded of a clothing store dummy — 
"marked down to half price." To wear a fraternity badge on 
the necktie is simply barbarous. Of course the matter is some- 
what different in summer, when some men discard their vests ; 
in which case a fraternity pin may be very tastily used to fasten 
down a long tie, as a four-in-hand. These considerations are 
no more arbitrary than the dictum that one shall not enter a 
drawing-room in his shirt-sleeves or with his hat on. No one 
can afford to violate good taste, especially when others suffer 
therefrom, and when it costs so little, too. 



AVith every succeeding year the Chicago Alumni Association 
becomes a more strongly organized body. It is giving Delta 
Tau Delta a prestige in Chicago which we hope it will some 
day have in every large city in our country. 

It is coming to mean not a little to be a member of this 
organization. Among its members are many prominent citi- 
zens of that great city. We use the word ** prominent " here 
in no newspaper style, but mean that these men are leaders in 
many most highly responsible and honorable vocations. The 
origin and much of the growth of this organization are due to 
Ex-President Lowrie McClurg, whose long service and good 
judgment have been invaluable to our fraternity. 

Let us supply this and our other alumni associations with 
MEN. Let us initiate no men who would not be a credit to 
them. Let it be said — as we believe it is fast coming to be — 
that to be a Delta Tau is to be an American citizen of the well- 
bred order. 



A T O has become extinct at Hampden-Sidney College. 

S X has dropped out of Wabash College. 

^ r A at its last convention refused a charter to petitioners 
from Stevens Institute. 

^ A has a new catalogue, but is Rnding some difficulty to 
pay the expenses necessary to its production. 

K A (Southern) is approaching dangerously near the North 
in organizing, as it did in November, a Chapter at the Colum- 
bian University. 

X* — A body of petitioners from Leland Stanford, Jr., 
University has asked this fraternity for a charter. This frater- 
nity has recently organized a Chapter at Lehigh. 

The Minnesota Chapter of Sigma Chi bids fair to become 
a rival of Phi Delta Phi and Delta Chi, if we may judge from 
recent developments. We clip the following from the Minne- 
apolis Times oi Jan. 27, 1895: — 

Sigma Chi has suffered the loss of two of its members, 
leaving but one member of that fraternity in the academic de- 

F. W. Foot and H. S. Clark announced yesterday that they 
had resigned, as a result of a misunderstanding concerning the 
future policy of the Chapter. 

S A E, "One of our rivals was removed from our midst when 
the S A E fraternity withdrew from the list of our secret socie- 


ties at the beginning of the college year." — * r A correspond- 
ent to the Quarterly from Trinity College. 

* r A has revived its chapters at the University of Ten- 
nessee and the Massachusetts . Institute of Technology. Each 
of the Chapters of this fraternity is required by the constitution 
to have at least three letters in each volume of the Quarterly, 

Z * fraternity held its forty-ninth annual convention on Jan- 
uary 4th and 5th in Toronto with the local Chapter there. The 
convention was a successful one and largely attended. Char- 
ters were refused petitioners from the Universities of Chicago 
and Minnesota. 

S X is making an attempt, at the University of Michigan, to 
transfer its Chapter from the law department, where it has been 
since first organized, to the literary department. Toward that 
end it has one initiated and two pledged men. This fraternity 
has just organized a chapter at Columbia College. 

A mass meeting of Kappa Kappa Gamma, Beta Theta Pi, 
Phi Delta Theta, Kappa Alpha Theta, Sigma Chi, Phi Kappa 
Psi, Chi Phi and Phi Gamma Delta was held last Saturday even- 
ing for the purpose of discussing the relations that should exist 
between themselves and the several newer fraternities, and es- 
pecially to express their views upon the question as to whether 
the fraternities not now represented on the board of editors of 
the Makio should be accorded representation. Kappa Kappa 
Gamma, Kappa Alpha Theta, Phi Delta Theta and Beta Theta 
Pi voted to admit the non-represented fraternities, and Phi 
Kappa Psi, Phi Gamma Delta, Chi Phi and Sigma Chi voted 
against admission. 




The spring Term, the one of pleasure and romance, is swiftly 
approaching and will find Beta spirited, advancing and aggressive. 

Since our last letter we have initiated Messrs. McCuUoch and 
Sillery, whom we now take pleasure in introducing to the Fraternity. 
They are two of O. U.'s strongest men. McCulloch figures promi- 
nently as an athlete, having officiated as " centre " with much credit 
last fall. 

One commendable feature of our chapter is the interest mani- 
fested in the live fraternity questions. The question of chapter 
extension is indeed an important one, and deserves the attention of 
every chapter which would be abreast of the times. We think it 
would be a good plan to exchange college catalogues and bulletins 

Nothing behooves a fraternity man more than to be well up on 
colleges generally, and to have an idea about what is going on in the 
outside college world. 

This would incur comparatively little trouble and valuable bene- 
fits would result. 

C. C. Smith. 


Gamma has initiated one man since her last letter, Mr. James 
A. Dougar of Washington, Pa. Brother Dougar is a member of the 
class of '97 and a valuable addition to our chapter-roll. 

Our active membership now numbers fourteen and we have 
pledged one man for next year. 


Bros. Sherrard, McCurdy, and Kithcart will leave next Thursday 
for Meadville, Pa., to attend the Conference of the Eastern Division. 

Morton C. Campbell. 


The winter term has opened most successfully at Albion Col- 
lege. We are able to boast of an increased attendance, and the new 
students are a very bright class as a whole. Great changes may 
occur in a short time, and yet, as a rule, they are not lasting changes. 
Such has not been the history of our College, which has had a very 
steady and interesting growth, the attendance now being nearly 
double that of four or five years ago. It also gives me pleasure to 
report to you that our chapter of Delta Tau Delta has not fallen 
behind in this onward march, but is always able and eager to keep 
apace with the growing institution. 

Since my last letter we have succeeded in capturing and initia- 
ting two new students, men of ability in the class room as well as 
" stars " in the athletic field. 

I esteem it a privilege to introduce to you our new brothers 
Clare F. Althen '98 and William B. Clark '98, who have safely passed 
the portals of Delta Tau, and to whom we are all anxious to extend 
the most hearty congratulations and royal welcome. 

We have been highly honored this term in having Brother 
Charles McPherson chosen by the college as its representative to 
the banquet given by the Albion College Alumni Association of 
Chicago. Our brother appeared at the Palmer House on the evening 
of 25th of January last, and responded to the toast " The relation of 
Municipal Government to College." Brother McPherson reflected 
honor on Delta Tau Delta by his eloquent address, as is always 
the case whenever he speaks in public. 

In our regular meetings we are taking for our literary program 
the study of the " Money Question," and at each meeting we spend 
about an hour in the presentation and discussion of some phase of 
the subject, so that by the end of the term we shall have learned 
something of this great question. 


In the athletic field success awaits us on every side ; we have 
six as fine athletes as can be found in the entire institution, while 
in the recent election of the Athletic Association Brother Brown 
was elected as xst Vice-President of the association. Brother R. C. 
Smith director of sports, and Brother Charles McPherson, captain 
of athletics. 

Brother McCune, after an absence of six weeks caused by the 
illness of his father, has returned to add strength to our ranks, and 
now with a solid fourteen we go forward assured of success. 

With best wishes from Epsilon to all the chapters we part again 
to add another round in the ladder of fame which our beloved 
fraternity is ever climbing. 

Charles S. Valentine. 


Iota starts in this term with nine actives. Bro. Reynolds, who 
has been working in Chicago, and Bro. Chamberlain, who has been 
West in search of health, have returned. Bros. Crawford and 
Robertson have dropped out, at least, for this term. 

The Freshmen who have just entered are, as a whole, a fine 
lot of fellows, and we have our eyes on several who would make 
good fraternity men. We have one man pledged already and expect 
to take him in a week. 

The boys are all waiting for the Junior Hop which occurs the 

latter part of April. This is considered the society event of the 


Geo. W. Ross. 


In one of his periodical peregrinations Uncle Sam dropped in 
on us with the January Rainbow and it was perused with pleasure. 
It is always entertaining as well as instructive to read and compare 
the chapter letters. It is like receiving by one and the same mail 
epistles from each of your personal friends telling you of their sue- 


cesses and avowing wishes for yours. Then, too, it keeps one in 
touchy if only by hints and inferences, with the other institutions of 
learning, and compels one, however narrow his view, to perceive 
that his accepted college or university, little or large, shoulders but 
a small burden of our great knowledge-dispensing system. 

Kappa has no complaint to record. The College is receiving 
deserved patronage, and the chapter is prospering. Just before the 
close of the fall term we were fortunate in increasing our dozen by 
two good men, whom we introduce to you as Mr. Charles H. Fuller- 
ton of Wheelersburg, Ohio, and Mr. Linus S. Parmelee of Hillsdale. 
Mr. Parmelee has two older brothers who are loyal alumni of Kappa. 

Since our last report of individual honors, the Freshman Class 
selected Brother C. S. Newcomer as their president The respon- 
sibility of being chairman of the Quinquennial Reunion Committee 
of A K ^ Literary Society was placed on the writer's shoulders, 
while Brother L. K Ashbaugh was made second member. At the 
winter term election Brother W. W. Wood was chosen to succeed 
the writer as president of above named Society. 

On Wednesday evening, Feb. 20th, occurred the thirty-fifth 
annual Melendy Oratorical Contest of A K ^ Society. Two of 
the five contestants were Deltas. The orations were all on subjects 
of national interest and were carefully prepared. There was scarcely 
a hesitation to mar the .struggle, the attention of the audience was 
held throughout and their general verdict was most complimentary 
to the Society and the speakers. Following is a condensed pro- 
gramme : — 

Oration : '* Free Coinage of Silver " C. L. Newcomer 

Oration : " Needed Reforms " A. C. Church 

Oration : " Adaptability of American Independence to Progress " . F. R. Miller 
Oration : " Justification of the American Optimist " . . . . A. H. Lawrence 
Oration : " The Spirit of Democracy in England " . . . . E. W. Van Aken 

Excellent music was interspersed. The contest resulted in 
another victory for A T A, as the prize, consisting of nine hand- 
some volumes of standard works was awarded for superiority of 
thought, style, and delivery to the oration entitled *' Adaptability of 
American Independence to Progress." 

As an attest of the merit recognized in the work done by this 


College, we have only to mention that President Harper of the 
Chicago University has consented to be our Commencement Orator 
next June, although he had previously declined a score of like re- 
quests from other institutions. 

F. R. Miller. 


The term's work has, on the whole, been encouraging for Mu. 
Brother Stenernagle deserted us in the beginning of the term for 
Chicago, which caused discouragement for a time. Just now we are 
feeling buoyant over two new men — one, a Freshman, the other in 
the third year of the Preparatory Department. Though we are not 
resting, the general condition of the chapter is satisfactory. We hope 
that the next term may prove as enjoyable and profitable in Fra- 
ternity work as this one. 

C. G. Stewart. 

PI — university of mississippl 

The old wheel of Time, like the little dog in front of a big one, 
still moves rapidly on. The first term with its delightful holidays 
has now rolled into tlie past of College history. 

The fondly cherished desire for a full reunion of our Delta 
band after the holidays was not realized, and our hearts were made 
sad as we gathered about the fireside of our mystic hail to hear only 
the reverberations in the form of echo within our minds as the 
names of the dearly-beloved absent ones were called from the chapter 

Our minds were focused at once upon two towns that claim 
these noble boys. The first is known as the " Queen City " of the 
State, noted for its pretty streets, beautiful girls, " touching scenes," 
and prosperous business men. Three of our four absent ones call 
this city home, and a large circle of friends testify that no more loyal 
Deltas ever breathed than these. 

A neighboring town to this, noted for its congenial realm of 


high-toned society, its position at base-ball playing, and its ability 
to furnish experts in the art of exaggeration, encloses the other 
absent one at his home. So generous, so kind, and so full of jokes 
was he that a dying student here would beg for another moment of 
life that his last joke might be enjoyed. 

Notwithstanding our loss in numbers we plunged into the battles 
of examinations, and, as a result, all have the hope of passing the 
session's work in a very satisfactory manner ; and two of our boys, 
Bros. Scales and Wilbourne, led their respective classes by far, 
in the literary department, and our two lawyers did remarkably well. 

The base-ball season is now on and it seems evident that two 
" squares " will be put on the diamond, one of whom bids fair to 
captain the team. 

Our field-day sports will be intensely interesting, and at least two 
or three Deltas will appear prominently on the field. 

Very few new students came in the second term. We culled 
the flower from the little flock, however, and take pleasure in intro- 
ducing to all our INFALLIBLE Jamcs Fernandis Pope, of Columbus, 
Miss., Class '98. 

Chapter Pi hopes that the Conference of Eastern Division was 
one of eminent success in every way. 

Our Southern Conference will convene next week, and we 
feel sure that our well-chosen delegate. Brother Wilbourne, will fairly 
represent us there. We trust that it will be a large deliberative 
council including Deltas from all parts of America. 

We beg to use this means of thanking Alpha for their recent 
Calendar so strikingly arranged ; also to say hurrah ! for Brother 
Johnson of Beta Delta. 

J. R. Tipton. 


Since our last letter to The Rainbow, Rho has had the pleasure 
of placing the names of two more men on her chapter roll, George 
Reverdy Hemminger of Carlisle, Penn., and Oakley Raushon De 
Lamater of New York City. 


The addition which we have been making to our chapter house 
is finished, and we are much pleased with it. The billiard room is 
finished in hard wood and has a large open fireplace at one end, 
which adds greatly to the comfort and attractiveness of the room. 

The college banjo, glee and mandolin clubs, in which Rho takes 
such an active part, have given several concerts this term, all with 
great success. The mandolin club is supposed to be one of the finest 
in the country, and Rho has the honor of having four men on it. 

Our lacrosse team this year promises to be a good one, and now 
that the campus is free from snow, the men who are trying for the 
team, and who have been working in the gymnasium for the past 
few weeks, are able to get a little out-door stick practice. 

Our chapter house, is 1334 Bloomfield St., and we are always 

glad to have any Delts, who come our way, to make us a visit and 

our house their headquarters. 

Wallace Willeti. 


Chi has this term ten actives and in some respects the best 
chapter since her establishment. The only spot upon our otherwise 
cloudless sky is the loss of Brother Hathaway, one of our most loyal 
and enthusiastic workers. This loss is severely felt by all, and it is 
hoped he will soon be with us again. The chapter is well repre- 
sented in college circles. Brother Barber has been elected manager 
of Ninety-five's foot-ball team and also president of the dramatic 

Clark, Youtsey and Alden carry off the honors for Chi on the 
Glee and Mandolin Clubs. The enthusiasm of '' Old Alpha " in- 
vaded the Northern Division, and six (6) men from Chi attended the 
conference at Meadville, and have returned happy *' Choctaws." The 
Choctaw sextette is composed of Brothers Mottley, Harris, Barber, 
Alden, Youtsey and Southworth. 

Our Junior Promenade on February twenty-fifth was one of the 
most delightful social events ever given in Gambier and reflects great 
credit upon the class of '96. On th6 next evening the Renyon 


Dramatic Club very successfully ''placed upon the boards 'The 
Head of the Family.' " 

Through some unfortunate mishap the names of Mr. A. Grier 
of Steubenville ; Thomas O. Youtsey and Clarence H. Alden, both 
of Newport, Ky., did not appear in the last chapter letter. 'Tis 
better late than never, and so we take great pleasure in introducing 
these men to the general fraternity. 

Herbert A. Barber. 


The winter term at Indiana University opened with an increased 
attendance, and is proving to be one of hard work. The event of 
the term was the dedication of Kirkwood Hall, on Jan. 25, which oc- 
casion Beta Alpha celebrated with a banquet. Fifteen loyal Deltas 
with their best girls spent the evening in " dance and song " at the 
chapter rooms, and banqueted in royal style at the new Hotel 

Since the last issue of The Rainbow two of our members have 
left Indiana University. Bro. Fritsch has gone into business with his 
father at Evansville, and Bro. Moore was called home to attend to his 
father's business. We have initiated three new men, however, and 
our number still continues to grow. Bro. Wilson, of Pennsylvania, 
was our first initiate of the term, then Bro. Wm. Fisher, and last, but 
not least, Bro. Codwell. We send greetings to Brother Deltas wher- 
e'er dispersed around the world. 

H. E. RuGH. 


Having missed representation in the last issue of The Rain- 
bow, Beta Beta once again greets her sister chapters. 

There have been few events happening at De Pauw which would 
be of general interest ; work has been going on as usual and there 
has been little opportunity for exciting diversions. We have added 
6^ more Delt to our list, and take pleasure in introducing Brother 


Harry T. Mitchell, of Sidney, Iowa, class '96. Brother John Haskell^ 
'97, has recently been elected captain of the base-ball team and 
Brother Abercrombie will probably be manager. Brother John 
Bryson of '97 has been compelled to leave college on account of ill 

Brother Arthur Andrews, '97, entered college at the beginning of 
second semester. 

The annual debate, between Indiana University and De Pauw, 
which took place here Feb. 2 2d, was a victory for De Pauw. We 
had the affirmative of the question, '* Resolved, that the Government 
own and Control the Interstate Railroads of U. S." 

The only Delta representative was O. B. Forman of Indiana 
University, who carried oflf the honor of the three speakers for the 
negative. The annual oratorical contest to determine who shall 
represent the University at the state contest was held February 8th. 
Mr. M. L. Dagg^ was awarded first honors. 

Wallace Wolfk. 


Beta Gamma started in the new year with nineteen actives, 
Bro. W. C. Donovan returning to take up the law course. Bro. Royce 
left us early in the term to take a position in his father's bank at Ft. 
Atkinson, Wis. 

The opening of the term revived rushing to some extent among the 
fraternities, and we succeeded in pledging McGee of Milwaukee, the 
present president of the Freshman class and one of the strongest 
boys in the class. 

The inside workings of the chapter are most harmonious and 
pleasant and all the boys have the interests of Beta Gamma and 
Delta Tau at heart. We easily hold a leading position in university 
politics and are represented in the various clubs and organizations. 
Several of the boys are in the musical clubs which will make their 
annual trip during Easter vacation, going as far west as Omaha, 
Neb., and taking in all of the larger cities in this section of the coun- 
try. Our new gymnasium is proving a great source of pleasure and 
benefit to us, and we expect to have Beta Gamma well represented 


on the various athletic teams this spring. Bro. Henning is a member 
of the * atheletic board, Bro. Reily is assistant manager of the base 
ball club, Bro. Onstad will probably be on the Varsity crew, and 
Montgomery and Chittenden on the track team. With next year the 
semester system is to be adopted here, and the law course changed 
from two to three years. This will be especially beneficial to our 
chapter, as we usually have a large representation in the law depart- 
ment. The Board of Regents has also decided to grant a degree in 

We are glad to see the unmistakable sig^s of vigor and activity 
in the fraternity at large and send congratulations and greetings to 
all chapters. All the boys were greatly pleased with the last number 
of The Rainbow and vote it a hummer. 

Fraternally yours, 

Samuel T. Walkkr. 


College life at the U. of G. has flowed very smoothly since my 
last letter. 

All of Beta Delta's actives returned in January, and, in addition. 
Brother Johnson, '93, entered the Law class. This increased our 
number to eleven, and since then we have initiated Brother Dengree 
Hunnicutt, '98, Athens, Ga., which gives us an even dozen. The 
chapter was the recipient of a delightful visit in January from Brother 
Stuart Maclean, B 0. The occasion was made a memorable one in 
the history of Beta Delta. 

Brother Bleck, B 9, who is now a resident alumnus, entertained the 
chapter at his home on the evening of January 15, and a genuine 
Delta love-feast ensued. The next evening an informal banquet 
was spread in our club rooms. All of the active and resident 
alumni were present. Upon the whole, Brother Maclean's visit was 
quite an event in Beta Delta's history, and we sincerely hope that 
other Deltas will follow his example and lend us their presence in 
the near future. We promise a hearty welcome to any and all who 
may visit the " Classic City." Belta Delta has; recently received one 
of the highest oratorical honors to be won at the University of Georgia. 

214 '^^^ RAINBOW. 

Brother Johnson was chosen orator of the Phi Kappa Literacy 
Society after a lively contest with the representatives of the other 
fraternities. As this honor is given strictly on merits, we appreciate 
it all the more. 

The Phi Kappa Society is one of the most famous literary socie- 
ties in the South. It gave to the nation such men as Alexander 
Stephens, Henry Grady, and boasts of a host of illustrious alumni. 

Its anniversary exercises occurred on the twenty-second of Febru- 
ary. Brother Johnson chose as his subject the " Glory of To-day/' 
and a large and appreciative audience cheered the orator to the echo. 

This finishes Beta Delta's story for the present quarter. We feel 

that we are steadily gaining ground at the U. of G., and are satisfied 

that we are doing good work of Deltaism among the red hills of 


Albert S. Tidwell. 


The closing days of the winter term are at hand, and it is with 
pleasure that we report our progress during the past three months. 
The present term has been one of the busiest and most profitable 
that we can recall within our connection with the fraternity. Well 
respected by our rivals, highly commended by our alumni, perfectly 
harmonious within and deeply devoted to our fraternity, we feel that 
we indeed have good news for the fraternity at large. 

Life at Butler during the winter months is especially enjoyable. 
Excellent opportunities are afforded for sleighing, skating and maaj 
such winter sports, and one may be assured that we accept them with 
pleasure. The evening of Jan. i6th the boys gave a bob-sled party 
to their lady friends, driving eight miles into the country to the ele- 
gant home of one of our staunch lady supporters, where supper was 
served. The beautiful moonlight, merry laughs and snatches of song 
from the lively party made it a most pleasant evening. Skating par- 
ties have been too numerous to mention. 

A very noteworthy event of the term was the appearance of a new 
ladies* fraternity, the A ^ 4^. The members, ten in number, are 
among the select young ladies of the university, and stand high as 


members of society and as students. Kappa Kappa Gamma recently 
entertained in their honor, and they begin their career in fraternity 
Kfe with the encouragement and best wishes of all. 

Since the football season is over those interested in athletics have 
turned their attention chiefly to the Butler Cadet Corps. Uniforms, 
gans and belts have been received, and regular semi-weekly practice 
is held. Brothers Mann, '89, and Knepper, '97, hold respectively 
the positions of captain and second lieutenant. Brother Beville has 
recently been elected captain of the base-ball team, and regular prac- 
tice will soon beg^n. 

Also, since last report the class of '96 has organized with Brother 
Ed. H. Clark as president 

The securing of a new fraternity hall has for the past few months 
been a matter of chief importance to the local Chapter. Delta 
Tau Delta was the first fraternity at Butler to have a hall solely for its 
own use. Our old rooms have been used for eight years, and though 
many fond and pleasant memories were connected with them, still 
they were not satisfactorily arranged for the Chapter's needs. A 
change has been made, and we now have the most spacious and con- 
venient suite of rooms of any fraternity in the university. The 
alumni are kindly and substantially assisting us to furnish them 
neatly and tastefully. When completed. Beta Zeta will have a home 
opon which she can justly look with pride. 

Chester Miller, Will Adams and Walter Smith of '99 have re- 
cently been pledged, thereby giving us a strong representation in the 
preparatory department 

Brother A. F. Potts, of Indianapolis, attended chapel a few 
weeks ago and read his paper on Gen. Sam Houston. All were 
pleased with Brother Potts, and his paper was highly complimented. 

Brother A. M. Hall, '88, professor of Hebrew, is establishing 
quite a reputation as a public lecturer. His recent lecture at Terre 
Haute, upon "The Theology of To-day and Thought of To-morrow," 
called, forth many favorable comments. 

Edgar T. Forsyth. 



Since our last letter appeared, things have been going alon^ 
smoothly as usual with our chapter and University. The barb- 
fraternity controversy in the sophomore class, about the election of 
Gopher editors, is over, settled by arbitration and concession on both 
sides, seven editors being elected from each. 

We are quite proud of our Library building just opened, and 
we might well be proud of it. The building was furnished at a cost 
of $160,000 and is certainly an adornment to our campus. It i& 
arranged in two stories with administrative department and a large 
commodious chapel located on first floor, and second floor fitted up 
for recitation, lecture and seminar rooms, besides the library and 
reading rooms. 

This winter the University has made a new departure in 
athletics, and we have for the first time in the history of the Uni- 
versity a hockey club of no small importance. Although the game is 
quite new here and the boys have had all to learn, they are doing^ 
splendid work already. We are fortunate in having in the University 
Dr. Parkyn, who is an old Canadian player, and is putting the boys 
on to all the fine points of the game quite rapidly, and is himself a 
phenomenal player. On the i8th of this month we had a game with 
the world's champions, the Victorias of Winnepeg. We were quite 
delighted with a score of three to seven in favor of the champions. 

A T A is represented on the team by Brother Head, who plays 
one of the forwards. 

We have just signed the contract for our new rooms. Some 
alterations in the rooms are now being made for us, and when these 
are complete we will immediately furnish and fit them up, and after 
that we will be found in the Masonic Temple, which is situated ia 
the centre of the business portion of the city, on the street car loop, 
where it is easily available from any part of the city or St Paul. 

We are especially fortunate in getting these rooms so handy 
down town, as it will enable our alumni to meet with us more than 

We believe ourselves to be just entering a new era in our exist- 
ence when we shall have a closer relation between the actives and 
the alumni, which can result only in great good to the chapter. 

C. E. Slussbr. 



It has been quite a while since The Rainbow has heard from 
us, nevertheless we are still in the "push." 

We had a very enthusiastic meeting a few weeks ago, when that 
good old Delta Tau, Harry B. Stone, paid us a visit. Harry was 
the life of the chapter when here, and no wonder that the true spirit 
of Deltaism ran high. 

Brothers Griffith and Wood represented us on the Glee Club, 
Brother Griffith being leader of the Mandolin Club, and also played 
on the Banjo Club. 

Brother Wood has the honor of also being on the Mandolin and 
Guitar Clubs. 

Brother Johnson was manager, and played right half on the foot- 
ball team. 

Brother Roberts was assistant manager, and quite an authority 
on athletics. He was also on the advisory committee. 

The foot-ball season was quite a success, our team having scored 
468 to their opponents' 30. We played ten games and lost two of 
them — one to Penn, by a score of 14 to 6 ; the other to Princeton, 
by a score of 12 to o. 

In the literary department we are represented, or at least were for 
the first term, by Brother Tunis. He, during that time, was presi- 
dent of the Jefferson Society, and was also one of the editors of 
lopics^ the weekly college paper. Brother Tunis is at present 
representing the chapter on the editorial board of Corks and Curls^ 
our college annual. 

Brother Marrs was elected secretary and treasurer of the Ken- 
tucky Club. 

All the boys are working hard, especially Brothers Marrs, Tunis, 

Johnson and Roberts. They are all applying for degrees this year. 

Brother Tafferty paid us a short visit a few days ago, and had 
quite a pleasant time with the boys. 

The friends of the university are rejoicing over the recent decision 
of the Fayerweather will case, which will give the university $150,000, 
provided it stands appeal. 

Hoping that 1895 will prove a prosperous year for all our chapters, 

I remain 

Yours fraternally, 

Charles C. Ricker. 



At the time of writing this letter Beta Kappa is undergoing 
quite a loss. Brother A. C. Johnson is obliged to leave school, and 
will return no more, at least for this year. In losing him we lose one 
of the most active of our members. Being a member of the glee 
club, leader of the banjo club and interested in athletics, his de- 
parture will be felt in more than one direction. But for the present 
we can only hope that he may be with us again next year. 

One of the most important events that has taken place since 
our last letter was the State oratorical contest On Feb. 15th a 
crowd of jolly students boarded the train to escort to Colorado 
Springs the two orators who had the honor of representing the Uni- 
versity of Colorado in this contest. Beta Kappa was ably repre- 
sented in this contest by Brother Henry Andrew. Although we did 
not have the fortune of seeing Brother Andrew win the prize, it was 
the fortune of the University to secure first honor and prize against 
the contestants from Denver University and Colorado Collie, and 
thus have the pleasure of sending one of its students to the inter- 
state contest, to be held at Galesburg, 111., in May. 

On Jan. 4th the sad news came to us of the death of one who 
helped to found the Chapter at this university. In the death of 
Brother Willis Stidger, Beta Kappa lost not only a brother Delta but 
a firm and sincere friend, one who ever had the interest of the Chap- 
ter at heart and was a loyal supporter. We grieve to think that he 
should, so early in life, be obliged to leave this sphere in which he 
was so active a member. 

In the various elections that have been held lately members of 
Beta Kappa have been honored with several important offices. 
Brother Whittaker received the office of president of the athletic as- 
sociation, and Brother Johnson business manager of the same. At 
a meeting of the delegates at Colorado Springs just before the con- 
test Brother Andrew was chosen president of the State Oratorical 
Association for the ensuing year. 

On March 9th the new Hale scientific building, which is used 
this year for the first time, is to be dedicated. The exercises are to 
be conducted by Professor Carhart, of the University of Michigan, 
and we look forward to this event with pleasure. 

W. H. Burger. 



Since our last letter there has been quite a stir in fraternity circles 
at Lehigh. The establishment of three new chapters here last spring 
has made the usual struggle for men very hard this year. Beta 
Lambda commenced work last September with eleven active mem- 
bers, and has since increased that number to thirteen. We beg to 
introduce to the fraternity as our latest initiates, Brothers R. R. 
Lukens of Atglen, Pa., and J. W. Linton of Baltimore, Md., both of 
'98. We have two more men pledged, and expect to have recourse 
to the services of the goat very soon. 

In college organizations, we have a fair share of the honors. 
We were represented on the foot-ball team last fall by Manager 
Johnson, Captain Trafton and Brother Budd. Brother Trafton was 
lately re-elected captain for next season. Brothers Lord and Taylor 
are members of the Banjo Club, Brother Budd sings on the Glee 

The chances of our having three men on the base-ball team next 
spring are very good. 

Brother J. F. Wallace was recently elected president of the 
Sophomore Cotillion Club. 

We enjoyed a short visit last fall from Brother Lawton, Rho. 

Beta Lambda extends her best wishes to her sister chapters. 

E. M. Durham, Jr. 


A number of our alumni with other Delta alumni in the near vi- 
cinity took final steps toward the formation of an Alumni Association 
a week ago. Brothers Babcock, Ehrmann, Howe (B Z), Walkeley 
(X), Dow (2), with several other Delts in the neighboring institutions, 
were present and an enthusiastic meeting was held. The Association 
ought to be a fine thing in many ways — a refuge for visiting Delts, 
a comfort for residents. 

The division conference is over and we are much pleased that the 
aext one convenes in Boston. Our regularly appointed delegate. Mr. 
Johnson, was unable to attend, and Mr. Wells represented the chapter. 


A long journey to take, but much pleasure resulted. Alpha seems to 
have arranged things right well, and to have proven herself a good 

The class of 'ninety-five has compiled and issued a first collection 
of Tufts songs, Gibson and Co. of Boston publishing the book. It is 
a neat book and meets hearty approval on all sides. One of our men* 
has six original songs in it. 

The junior class is to produce a play this year, and Brother John- 
son, with a classmate, is writing it. The custom of presenting 
original plays here seems to be established. 

Brother Blackford is recovering from a serious case of appendi- 
citis and is now beyond danger. We were anxious concerning him 
for awhile, but a safe operation allayed all fear. He is with his brother 
Harry, '92, in Monson, Mass. 

Brothers Green, '97, and Daniels, '98, are members of the Glee 

Our chapter gave a whist party the evening of the 26th. 

Again we invite all Deltas to visit us, assuring them of a hearty 


Chas. Henry Wells. 

*We will say for those who have read ** Me an' Otis/' that the author of these 
six songs is Chas. Henry Wells. — Ed. 


The Christmas holidays were passed very pleasantly by the 
Deltas in this vicinity, and we all returned to plunge into the semi- 
annual grind with redoubled strength. The "breathing spell" of 
seven days which followed the series was appreciated by all, and 
was enjoyed as well as the suspense of waiting for reports would 
permit. The Faculty, however, proved more kind than usual, and 
we have begun to believe that we really do know something. The 
second term is now well started, and the pleasures of " Junior week" 
are not far ahead. The French and German plays, the spring con- 
cert, and the Junior ball, will combine to make a temporary milen- 
nium when the grind and sport will both go hand in hand and all 
Tech. hold high revel. 


Technology has petitioned the Massachusetts State Legislature 
for an annuity of $25,000 for six. years. If this be granted, as 
seems highly probable, the corporation will be greatly relieved, and 
many much needed improvements will be made. 

We take great pleasure in the fact that the next Eastern Con- 
ference is to be held in our " Modern Athens.'' Beta Mu and Beta 
Nu intend to outshine all others in the capacity of host, and we hope 
to demonstrate the warmth and life of the fraternity spirit of these 
two chapters. Let every Delta consider himself invited to the feast, 
and let all come who can. 

Beta Nu extends her best wishes for the success of the spring 

Albert M. Thompson. 


Since our last communication to The Rainbow, Beta Omicron 
has added to her actives six good men. On October 27th, we ini- 
tiated into the mysteries of Delta Tau Delta the following : W. J. 
Lester, '96, of Fredonia, N. Y., R. S. McGowin of Philadelphia, Pa., 
and W. H. Fliker of Northampton, Mass. Several of the "old 
boys " came back for the initiation, and a jolly good time resulted. 

On December loth, we initiated two more good men, W. 
J. Zimmer of Gloversville, N. Y., and M. H. IngersoU of Ithaca. 
This, with Brother Chapman (affiliated), gives us six men for this 
year, and makes a total of seventeen actives. 

As usual, Beta Omicron has obtained a goodly share of univer- 
sity and class honors, being represented in most everything of im- 

, Little of interest has taken place about the university since our 
last writing, except perhaps the announcement that Cornell would 
this year enter a crew in the Henley Regatta in England, and it is 
rumored also that the Glee, Banjo and Mandolin clubs may accom- 
pany them. 

Brother S. M. Hauptman ably represented Beta Omicon at 

Meadville, and will return with glowing accounts of the Choctaws' 

and Alphas' hospitality. Beta Omicron sends best wishes of success 

to her sister chapters. 

J. H. Hall. 



One of the chief events of this term was the annual concert of 
the Glee, Banjo and Mandolin clubs in the First M. £. Church, tiie 
largest auditorium in this city. The house was crowded, the pro- 
gram well rendered, and a reception tendered the members of the 
clubs after the concert. Delta Tau Delta was represented by Pearl 
M. Pearson, reader, and by E. B. Witiver and Roy Williams on the 
Mandolin club. Brother Witiver being leader. 

Northwestern 's three representatives in the debate with the 
University of Michigan have been chosen, and Brother H. F. Ward, 
*97, is one of the three. He is also to take part in the preliminary 
oratorical contest March 8th, the winner of which represents this 
university in the contest of the Northern Oratorical League. 

This winter, for the first time in eight or ten years. Lake Michi- 
gan has afforded good skating to students and citizens of Evanston. 
Everyone who could skate, or who thought he or she could learn, 
took advantage of the good ice, and only the keeper of the skating 
rink on the Athletic Park was glad when the ice on the lake 
broke up. 

Since we last wrote we have strengthened our chapter by adding 
another Freshman, Brother Edmund D. Denison of Hanna, Indiana. 

Brother A. C. Pearson, ex-'95, has entered the law school and is 
with us frequently. 

We are planning to have a good Delta Tau base-ball team and 
tennis-courts of our own, of which you will hear more later. 

P. L. Windsor. 


Everything goes well with us of Beta Rho. The present semes- 
ter ushers in our period of social activity at Stanford, and the elec- 
tion of officers to manage and lead the different class hops has 
stirred up politics somewhat. There were no Delts, however, among 
the aspirants 1 

Brother Brown represents us on the Junior Hop executive com- 
mittee, and Brother Ross on that of the Sophomore Cotillion. 


Brotiier Brown also represents us on the board of editors of the 
*' Stanford Quad," Vol. II., our college annual, which will appear in 
April. Brother Eustis, '97, is first associate editor of our college 
daily. Brother Francis, '98, is on the same staff, as assistant, and 
Brother Brown is first associate editor of the ** Sequoia," our weekly. 

The university was recently treated to a very successful vaude- 
ville performance, given by male talent exclusively. It included an 
amazingly attired corps de ballet among other attractions. Brothers 
Kennedy and Stratton took part. 

Gilbert and Sullivan's well known opera, " Pinafore," is to be 
given soon by the amateur talent of the university. From present 
indications, it should be a great success. The part of the " Captain " 
will be taken by Brother Kennedy, and Brother Stratton will be the 
" Admiral." 

We are in receipt of a copy each of the " Link," Stevens' an- 
nual, and of the Kenyon College annual, sent us with the compli- 
ments of Rho and Chi respectively. We are all gratified to note the 
high standing of both chapters. Such chapters give us an idea of 
what our typical chapter should be. 

We have read with interest the recent articles in The Rainbow 
on " Chapter Extension." The arch chapter is certainly moving in 
the right direction, and should receive the warm support of every 
loyal Delt. Delta Tau Delta is making rapid strides to the front. 
The law of the survival of the fittest should rule in regard to frater- 
nity chapters ; so we should not delay the work any, for it is giving 

us a chapter roll to be proud of. 

J. Mason Ross. 


The first semester at the University of Nebraska, which closed 
February 4, 1895, has been one of unusual prosperity for our insti- 

With a liberal appropriation from the State Legislature, a new 
library building will soon adorn our campus and various departments 
will be enlarged. 

An increase of room, which a liberal appropriation means, will 

224 1'<IK RAINBOW. 

increase our student body from fifteen hundred to two thousand by 
next FaU. 

Our University has recently celebrated its twenty-sixth birthday, 
Pres. Andrew V. V. Raymond of Union College, N. Y., delivering the 
Charter Day oration. 

Fraternity spirit has been as active as college growth, and two 
sororities have been added to the ranks of the Greeks within the last 
three months — the Delta Delta Delta, and the Pi Beta Phi. Both are 
active and strong chapters. There are also several prospective fra- 
ternity chapters, and the fraternity element in the various departments 
of university life is fast coming to predominate. 

Beta Tau stands well with her rival fraternities, and continues 
to prosper. 

We have been especially fortunate in the selection of our new 
men, whom we take pleasure in introducing to our sister chapters . 
John B. Barnes, Jr., Norfolk, Neb., Frank L. Sumners, Lincoln, Neb. 
Ray P. Teele, Milford, Neb., Burdette D. Lyon, Lyon, Neb., K B. 
Sherman, Fairfield, Neb., C. C. Davis and L. M. Weaver, Falls City, 
Neb. They are all typical fraternity men and the general frater- 
nity will hear more of them in the future. 

Of our three brothers who graduated last year, J. H. and W. M. 
Johnston have recently been admitted to the bar in this city, and 
Bro. Gerrard is doing post-graduate work in English Literature at the 

Bro. Geo. H. Dern, who was captain of the foot-ball team last 
Fall, is now manager of the Mercur Gold Mining Company, Salt Lake 
City, Utah. 

Bro. E. B. Sherman has won the local oratorical contest and 
goes to the State contest with good prospects of representing Ne- 
braska in the Inter-State next May. 

We are rejoicing in the fact that the Western Division is to meet 
with Beta Tau the 17th and i8th of next Ma}. We expect to have a 
great time and extend to all Deltas a cordial invitation to attend. 

A. J. Weaver. 



Beta Psi began the new year by adding to the brotherhood 
Edward P. Bell, '98, of Terre Haute, Ind., and Frank H. Given, 
'98, of Paxton, 111. This makes our active membership twelve. 

The alteration and refitting of our. hall has been completed and 
we now possess one of the best fraternity homes in the city. 

We are arranging to have a reunion and initiation of all the 
members of the old Alpha Theta Phi, during Commencement Week, 
and expect to have a most enjoyable time. 

Sigma Chi, which, a few years ago, had a strong chapter at 
Wabash, has decreased in membership, until now they have only one 
man in college and it is ciurently reported that the charter has been 

Brother Rugh of Beta Alpha was in Crawfordsville on the occa- 
sion of the District Convention of the Y. M. C. A. and was present 
at chapter meeting. 

Base-ball prospects are brighter at Wabash this year than for 
many seasons. Berryhill, of the Toledo league team, has been em- 
ployed as coach, and much promising material is being developed. 

The Wabash annual, ''The Ouiatenon," will appear sometime 
during the Spring term. Brother Davidson, '96, is art editor. 

W. E. Vanderbilt, an alumnus of Alpha Theta Phi, now of 
Auburn Theological Seminary, was recently initiated into Delta Tau. 

The time-honored celebration of the 2 2d with clubs, etc., has 
passed away, and this year the Sophs and Freshman settled the ques- 
tion of supremacy by an athletic contest. This contest was held at 
Music Hall under the auspices of the College Athletic Association. 
Both classes were well represented and class spirit ran high, but no 
" scraps'' resulted. On the night of the 2 2d the Sophs held a ban- 
quet, while the Freshman amused themselves by building bonfires 
and making the lives of the policemen a burden to themselves. 

Beta Psi will be happy to meet any Delta who may be in this 

part of the country. 

Ben. R. Howells. 




'69. — William K. McAllister was recently nominated a candi- 
date for the supreme bench from the middle division of Tennessee. 


'70. — Washington, Feb. 19. — The Post says : " Since the pro- 
motion of Mr. Burrows to the Senate, it has been generally conceded 
that Mr. Reed would have no opposition to his election as speaker of 
the Fifty-fourth Congress. This was largely due to the circumstances 
that no considerable number of Republicans could agree upon any 
other man. 

*' But since last Thursday, something of a speakership boom has 
developed in behalf of Mr. Hopkins of Illinois, who made the strong- 
est speech on that side of the house on the bond proposition. Mr. 
Hopkins' speech was along straight party lines, and had the true 
Republican ring. It made a strong impression among his party 
associates, and caused his name to be freely coupled with the speak- 
ership of the next house. To what proportion this agitation will 
attain is a matter that will largely rest with Mr. Hopkins himself. 
It may possibly blow over in a short time ; but, on the other hand, 
it may gain in force, and cause his name to be presented side by side 
with that of Mr. Reed, when the election takes place, in a complimen- 
tary vote at least, if not with the expectation of making it the Shib- 
boleth of success." — Grand Rapids Evening Press, 


'92. — G. H. Geyer was recently elected president of the senior 
class in Boston Theological Seminary. 



XI (defunct). 

Willis Sddger died at his home at 1 1 o'clock last night of peri- 
tonitis. He had been ill only five days, although for some weeks 
back Mr. Stidger complained occasionally of feeling sick. On Mon- 
day last this feeling became so apparent that it was deemed best by 
the family to keep him at home, and he never left the house again. 
His death will be in the nature of a great shock to those who knew 
the man. Mr. Stidger has been in Denver about eight years, during 
the whole of which time he has been more or less before the public. 
He took an active part in politics, and like most politicians made his 
friends and his enemies. Personally he was aggressive and persever- 
ing. As a member of the bar he was most popular, and as a citizen 
he was well liked. A young man, Willis Stidger kept abreast of the 

Mr. Stidger was bom in Keosauqua, Iowa, 37 years ago. On 
reaching manhood he moved to Red Oak, in the same state, and 
started a daily newspaper. While engaged in that business Mr. Stid. 
ger read law and was admitted to the bar. Then he moved to Colo- 
rado, settling in Fort Collins about ten years ago. Two years later 
he came to Denver, where he has resided ever since. He leaves a 
widow and two children. — Denver News^ Jan. 4, 1895. 

'80. — George Stidger is one of the police magistrates of Den- 
ver, Colorado. 

'83. — Horace DeLong is in the loan and insurance business at 
Grand Junction, Colorado, and is also an officer of the Mesa County 

'84. — F. L. Davis, civil engineer, is located at Tacoma, Wash- 

'85. — W. T. Thompson is a practicing attorney at Central City^ 

'85. — K K Kelly still hangs out his doctor's sign from an 
office on Market Street, San Francisco, Cal. 

'86. — W. A. Lee has just formed a> law partnership at Ogden, 
Utah, with A. C. Bishop, a former student of Simpson, and until re- 
cently probate judge of Weber County, Utah. 

'87. — W. S. Kelly, who is affectionately remembered by all old 
students of Simpson as the first pitcher in the college team to master 


the intricacies of ^'curved balls/' is now a Methodist minister in 
Oakland, Cal., where he is building a church. His envelopes bear 
the characteristic legend, '' Drop a nickel in the slot and see a 
church come out." 

'88. — R. C. Harbison is city editor of the leading daily of Santa 
Clara, CaL 


Ex-'97. — Brother £. G. Peyton was lost to us last fall, having 
won a place in West Point Military Academy, where he expects to 
enter next March. He is now at Highland Falls taking special 
course preparatory to the work at West Point. Success to this patri. 
otic soiu 

£x-'97. — Brother K N. Beard accepted a partnership with his 
father in January, at Columbus, Miss., and with his many business 
traits^ bids fair to make abundant success. Long live our "four 
penny ! " 

Brother W. H. Carter, professor in Sentinary College, La., was 
recently married to Miss Beachtel of Macon, Miss. Our best wishes 
attend them. 

Brother W. J. Sullivan, professor in Sentinary College, La., was 
recently married to Miss Carothers, Como, Miss. Our best wishes 
attend them. 


'91. — William Shaw White represents the town of Foxboro, 
Mass., in the State Legislature this session, and is a member of sev- 
eral important committees. 

Rev. Elmer J. Fait, formerly of Eta, and one of our founders, 
has been elected national president of the Y. P. C. U., with his sta- 
tion over an important mission at Tacoma, Washington. 

C. F. Holbrook, formerly of this class, is in the clothing business, 
and has his headquarters in Sharon, Mass. 

'93. — Harry G. Chase has been spending a year at Gloucester 
with an aged uncle, and now is to enter Tufts College for graduate 


'94. — Rev. Homer G. Petrie is located at Canton, Mass., over 
the Universalist parish. 

Albert P. Wills is pursuing advanced technical work at Clark 
University, Worcester. 

Fred C. Hodgdon is travelling agent for Ginn & Company, 

Herbert E. Benton is pursuing the theological course. 

Virgil F. Leighton is instructor in chemistry at the University of 
Colorado, having received the appointment at the beginning of the 
academical year. 



[The following completes the list of Rainbow (w. w. w.) notes which have 
appeared from time to time in this publication. To those unacquainted with our 
fraternity history, it may be said that the Rainbow (w. w. w.) Fraternity was a 
Southern organization which was united with our Fraternity in 1886. Brother C. 
Robert Churchill has during the last few years spent much time in the prepera- 
tion of a history of this organisation, portions of which have been printed in this 
publication, and we are indebted to him for this closing list of notes. — Ed.] 

'51. — Marlborough Pegues resides in Marshall Co., Miss. 

'52. — Brodie Strachan Crump, Jno. Bayliss Earle, and Jas. 
Hamilton Mayson are dead. All were charter members of W. W. W. 

'53. — Addison Craft resides at Holly Springs, Miss. 

'54. — Richard Hy. Parham resides at Little Rock, Ark. 

'54. — Hy. Jones Harper is dead. 

'55. — Drew Williams Bynum, Jno. Burrus Feam, and Wm. 
Smith Parkam are dead. 

'55. — Rev. Richard Hugh Whitehead is preaching at Plant 
City, Fla. 

'56. — Leonidas Parham resides in Fayette Co., Tenn. 

'56 Law. — Hy. J. Harper (deceased) practised law at Charles- 
ton, Miss., many years. 

'57. — Benj. Wilkins Cocke is dead. 

'58. — Dudley W. Stegee of Fayette Co., Tenn., is dead. 

'59 Law. — Alguson Sidney Pass is a merchant at Grenada, 

'59. — Davis Montgomery Buckner resides in Washington Co., 

'60. — Jno. Estelle Taipley of Jackson, Miss., is dead. 

'61. — Berkley Green is dead. 

'61. — Richard Gilliam Green resides in Shelby Co., Tenn. 

'62. — Geo. Mickelboro Moseley is dead. 

'62. — Robert Sidney Adams resides in Kemper Co., Miss. 

'62. — David McCaleb resides in Claiborne Co., Miss. 


'64. — Hon. Wm. Stamps Faush (District Attorney ; member of 
Con. Convention, 1890) resides at Mayersville, Miss. 

'64. — Sam Houston Kirkland resides at Mocton, Miss. 

'64. — Jno. Vincent Moore resides in Lauderdale Co. 

'68. — Hy. Sutherland resides in Madison Co. 

'68. — W. M. Swindoll resides at Hatto, Texas. 

'70. — David S. Switzer, after serving in the Confederate Army 
and receiving a commission of Lieutenant, returned to college and 
received his degree, in 1870. He has taught continuously for 
twenty-four years in Texas, at Round Rock, Granbury and 

'70. — Hugh Lewis Sutherland is practising medicine in Bolivia 
Co., Miss. 

'70. — Hon. Thomas Anderson McWellie is practising law at 
Jackson, Miss. 

'70. — W. H. Calhoun is civil engineering in Mississippi. 

'71. — Rev. Louis Martin Ball is preaching in Tennessee. Rev. 
D. C. M. Bigham is preaching in northern Mississippi, and the 
Rev. J. R. P. Newton is preaching at Cameron, Texas. 

'71. — Frank Dalaney Smith resides in Holmes Co., Miss. 

'71. — W. M. McKie resides in Marshall Co., Miss. 

'71. — ^Jno. Frederick Carlock resides in De Soto Co., Miss. 

'71. — Jno. Thos. Fondren is dead. 

'71. — Wm. Pines McKie resides at Oxford, Miss. 

'7 1 Law. — Shelton Heard is practising law at Pontotoc, Miss. 

'72. — Geo. A. Singleton Moore is supposed to be in New 

'72. — Robt Eugene Harris is in business in Marshall Co. 

'72. — Rev. Zachary Taylor Leavall is preaching at Carroll- 
ton, Miss. 

'72. — Rev. Malcolm M. Grant resides in Leflore Co. 

'72. — Wm. Walton Hoskins is a merchant at Lexington, Miss. 

'72. — Prof. C. Melville Lyon is Supt. Waxahatchie (Texas) 
city schools. 

'72. — Benj. W. Hodges is a Lieutenant in the U. S. Navy. 

'72. — Wm. A. McLean is residing at Winona, Miss. 

'72. — Alfred H. Somerville is practising law at CarroUton, Miss. 

'72. — Geo. S. Wyatt is in Texas. 


'73. — Thos. Dale Greenwood (deceased) was an Adj. Prof, at 
the U. of M. 

'73. — Jno. £. Madison is practicing law at Macon, Miss. 

'73. — Geo. Aug. Sykes is in business at Aberdeen, Miss. 

'74. — Andrew Eggleston Creighton is practising law at War- 
saw, Ohio. 

'74. — ThoS. Roe Maxwell is Chancery Clerk of De Soto Co. 

'74. — Scott A. Murray is dead. 

'75. — Robt. Nealy Bramlitt resides at Okolona, Miss. 

'75. — Walter Tiptonne Flynt is residing in Hernando Co. 

'76. — James Deane lives at French Camp, Miss. 

'76. — Herman Bowman Mayes (deceased) rose to considerable 
distinction at the bar at Jackson, Miss. 

'76. — Geo. Fairfax Sears is dead. 

'76. — Wm. Gray Sears is in business at Houston, Texas. 

'77. — Paschal D. Childress resides at Oxford, Miss. 

'78. — Edward H. and Joseph N. Gray died of yellow fever 
in 1878. 

'78. — Jno. Bamet, Jr., resides at Port Gibson, Miss. 

'78 Law. — Jno. Wm. Beauchamp died some years ago at 
Grenada, Miss. 

'78 Law. — Geo. Fleming Maynard is living at Friars Point, 

'78 Law. — Patton Butler Murray died some time since at 
Oxford, Miss. 

'78 Law. — Hon. Edward M. Scudder is practising law at 
Mayersville, Miss. Was a member of the State Senate in 1894. 

'78. — Timothy Goodwin is dead. 

'78. — Robt Harper Magruder resides at Port Gibson, Miss. 

'78. — Lorenzo Dow McNair, Jr., resides at Raymond, Miss. 

'78. — Thos. Rutland Smith resides at Callton, La. 

'78. — Howard Baker Weir is a merchant at Fort Smith, Ark. 

'79. — Collins Southall Tarphy resides at Flora, Miss. 

'80. — Hon. Jas. Chesley Harris is practising law at Ripley, Miss. 

'80. — Benj. Bradford Harrison is living at Brooksville, Miss. 

'80. — Wm. Johnston is living near Bolton, Miss. 

'80. — Sam'l Taylor Rucks is a prominent resident of Washing- 
ton Co., Miss. 

RAINBOW (W. W. W.) NOTES. 233 

'80. — Frank Lampkin Weir resides at Starksville, Miss. 

'80. — Jas. Rucks Yerger, Jr., is a well-known lawyer of Green- 
ville, Miss. 

'81. — Rev. Alonzo Mials Robertson is preaching in Arkansas. 

'81. — Robt. Kennon Dent is living in Washington Co. 

'81. — Geo. Wm. Ewell resides in Dallas, Tex. 

'81. — Chas. A. Heard resides in Washington Co. 

'81. — Geo. Henry Lee resides in Galveston, Texas. Was one 
of the founders of the Texas Rainbow chapters. 

'81. — Benj. G. Humphreys, attomey-at-law, Supt. Education 
Leflore Co. ; messenger from Mississippi to carry electoral vote of 

%i. — Robert Douglas Gage (County Judge) is practising law 
at Pecos, Tex. 

'81. — David S. Humphreys is practising medicine at Leota, 

'81. — Lawrence T. Wade resides in Bolivar, Texas. 

'82. — Thos. Needham Robertson resides in Arkansas. 

'82. — Geo. Henderson Lee is a Professor in the Medical Col- 
lege at Galveston, Texas. He was one of the founders of the Texas 
Rainbow Chapter. 

'82. — Thos. Hy. Roger and Wm. Tipton Seely reside nearThi- 
bodeaux, La. 

'82. — A. J. Sykes resides near Aberdeen, Miss. 

'83. — Harry Lee Hill is farming in Chickasaw Co. 

'83. — ^Thos. Joyner is in business at Memphis, Tenn. 

'83. — Thos. Courtney Sears resides in Texas. 

'83. — Gervais Michel Schlater is dead. He was a resident of 
Iberville Parish, La. 

'84 Law. — Wm. Gray Sears is practising at Houston, Tex. 

'84. — Scurry Terrell lives at Houston, Tex. 

'85. — Hugh Graeme Thompson is in business at Jackson, Miss. 

'85. — Benj. Iverson Hicks lives at Vicksburg, Miss. 

'85. — Newnie David Johnson is living at Hillsboro, Fla. 

'86. — Thos. Ashley Chancellor is farming in Chickasaw Co. 

'86. — Sam'l Leonidas Rowan is engaged in Prentiss Co. 

'86. — Ashley Dozitr Taylor is in business in Lee Co. 



Under the somewhat misleading title, " Fraternity Studies/' 
Mr. William Raimond Baird, of the Beta Theta Pi, has issued 
" A Manual of Information Concerning the Fraternity of Beta 
Theta Pi ... . authorized by the Convention of 1893 and 
published under the direction of the Executive Committee." 
In its general plan and make-up, and completeness from a Beta 
Theta Pi standpoint, this little volume of three hundred and 
seventy pages may well serve as a model for similar publications 
of other fraternities. For Beta Theta Pi's use it would be hard 
to suggest an improvement in plan or treatment. It is well 
illustrated by fac-similes of pages of the first numbers of vari- 
ous publications, cuts of the various badges, both of the Beta 
Theta Pi and other fraternities, copies of vignettes, seals, etc., 
and five plates of chapter houses. The last chapter, the 
eighteenth, is devoted to excellent tables, convention rolls, 
1 842-1 883, changes of chapter names, membership, etc. 

The first six chapters are given to history of the Beta 
Theta Pi proper, one to " Federal Members of the Associa- 
tion," which now number six. In this seventh chapter there 
are several naive sentences : " A number of our chapters were 
originally established as chapters of active fraternities, or as 
local societies"; and in referring to the mystic seven, "The 
alumni are slowly availing themselves of the privilege of enter- 
ing the Beta Theta Pi The work of tracing and bring^g 

in the alumni is one of great labor." Evidently "rushing" 
justices of the Supreme Court, and Methodist bishops, and 
United States senators, is akin to missionary work among 
freshmen barbarians. It was not to be expected that in this 


history would be an account of all Beta Theta Pi*s absorptions : 
for example, the one at Ohio Wesleyan University ; but on the 
other hand, there is a full and evidently accurate account of 
how her Michigan chapter went over to Psi Upsilon, so that 
"she could better preserve her dignity." 

Other chapters are on Membership, The Testimony of 
Experience, Social Life, The Beta Theta Pi Magazine, Beta 
Homes. In this last chapter we learn that four chapters now 
own homes, and fifteen live in rented houses. Considerable 
space is also given to the rise and embarassments of the Wooglin 
Club on Lake Chautauqua, of which the fraternity world has 
heard so much. Wooglin-on-Chautauqua does not seem to have 
been an unmixed blessing to its owners or to the fraternity. 
The chapter on the " Greek World and Its Inhabitants " is natu- 
rally the most interesting to an outsider, and is on the whole a 
good chapter, though doubtless many will take exceptions to 
Mr. Baird's classification. Chi Phi and Theta Delta Chi may 
not relish being called " minor societies " ; Psi Upsilon may not 
admit that Alpha Delta Phi is her superior in literary spirit, or 
Delta Kappa Epsilon in society; Delta Upsilon may resent 
being crowded into a foot-note as " an anti-secret society .... 
which exists in a number of colleges." One error in regard to 
ourselves may be noted : we have not and never had a chapter 
at Union (p. 307). 

We very much hope that the Kamea of 1895 will follow 

the example of the Beta Convention of 1 893, and will ask Mr. 

Lowrie McClurg to prepare a manual along somewhat similar 

lines for Delta Tau Delta. 

K. C. Babcock. 


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I. G. KiTTREDGE (B B), Prest, 32 Marshall Ave., Memphis, Tenn. 
G. L. Tucker (B 0), Vice Prest, A. G. Burrows (B I), Secretary. 
A — Vanderbilt University, John C. Brown, Jr., 117 S. Spruce 

Street, Nashville, Tenn. 
n — Univ. of Mississippi, J. R. Tipton, Box 21, University Miss. 
B A — University of Georgia, A. L. Tidwell, Box 2, Athens, Ga. 
BE — Emory College, T. J. Shepard, Oxford, Ga. 
B 8 — University of the South, G. L. Tucker, ATA Lodge, 

Sewanee, Tenn. 
BI — University of Virginia, Chas. C. Ricker, Box 28, Univ. of 

Virginia, Va. 
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£. J. Henning (B r), President, 621 Lake Street, Madison, Wis. 
S. J. Weaver, Secretary, 520 So. i6th St., Lincoln, Neb. 

— University of Iowa, B. Apple, University of Iowa, Iowa City, la. 
Br — University of Wisconsin, Samuel T. Walker, 62 1 Lake Street, 

Madison, Wis. 
B H — University of Minnesota, W. B. Roberts, 1623 ist Ave., 

B K — University of Colorado, W. H. Burger, Box 633, Boulder, Col. 
n B — Northwestern University, P. L. Windsor, Evanston, 111. ; 

Chapter Box 200. 
B P — Leland Stanford, Jr., University, H. H. Brown, Palo Alto, Cal. 
B T — University of Nebraska, Arthur J. Weaver, ATA House, 

520 South 1 6th Street, Lincoln, Neb. 
B Y — University of Illinois, LeRoy F. Hamilton, Champaign, 111. 


R, L. Harris (X), President, Gambler, O. 

A. N. Fox (B Z), 1280 Wilcox Ave., Chicago, Secretary. 

W. W. Wood (K), Hillsdale, Mich., Treasurer. 

B — Ohio University, C. C. Smith, Athens, Ohio. 

A — University of Michigan, J. M. Swift, ATA House, Ann Arbor, 

E — Albion College, Charles S. Valentine, Albion, Mich. 
Z — Adelbert College, O. J. Horn, 1225 Slater Ave., Cleveland, 


1 — Michigan Agricultural College, Geo. W. Rose, Agl. Co., Mich. 
K — Hillsdale College, A. W. Dorr, ATA House, 191 Hillsdale 

Street, Hillsdale, Mich. 
M — Ohio Wesleyan University, C. G. Stewart, Delaware, O. 
X — Kenyon College, G. F. Williams, Gambler, Ohio. 


B A — Indiana University, H. £. Rugh, Bloomington, Ind. 
BE — De Pauw University, W. Wolff, Greencastle, Ind. 
.B Z — Butler University, Edgar T. Forsyth, Irvington, Ind. 
B*— Ohio State University, K R. Tarr, 71 W. nth Street, 

Columbus, Ohio. 
B4r_ Wabash College, B. R. Howell, 706 W. Wabash Street, 

Crawfordville, Ind. 

grand division op thb bast. 

L. K. Malvern (B O), President 

F. C. HoDGEON (B N), Vice-President 

John W. Dow, Cambridge, Mass., Secretary. 

A — Allegheny College, John H. McCloskey, Meadville, Pa. 

r — Washington and Jefferson College, Jesse P. Martin, Lock Box 

I, Washington, Pa. 
P — Stevens Institute of Technology, Wallace Willett, ATA 

House, 1034 Bloomfield Street, Hoboken, N.J. 
S — WilHams College, J. V. H. Gill, Williamstown, Mass. 
T — Franklin and Marshall College, W. R. Seidle, 640 W. Chestnut 

Street, Lancaster, Pa. 
Y — Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, M. Edward Evans, 145 Eighth 

Street, Troy, N.Y. 
B A — Lehigh University, J. S. Wallace, ATA House, S. Bethle> 

hem, Pa. 
B M — Tufts College, R. £. Healey, Tufts College, Mass. 
B O — Cornell University, J. H. Hall, Box X711, Ithaca, N.Y. 
B N — Mass. Inst Tech., Albert W. Thompson, 175 Massachusetts 

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Chicago Alumni Association, Irvine Watson, Opera House Block, 

Nashville Altmini Association, John T. Lellyett, Nashville, Tenn. 
Twin City Alumni Association, John F. Hayden, Minneapolis, Minn. 
Pittsburgh Alumni Association, John D. Watson, No. 96 Diamond 

Street, Pittsburgh, Pa. 
Nebraska Alumni Association, W. S. Summers, Lincoln, Neb. 
Cleveland Alumni Assoc'n, A. A. Bemis, The Arcade, Cleveland, O. 
Detroit Alumni Association, Chas. S. Warren, care Dickinson, 

Stevenson & Thurber, Detroit, Mich. 
Grand Rapids Alumni Association, Glenn M. Holmes, Grand 

Rapids, Mich. 
New Orleans Alumni Association, Pierce Butler, 565 Carondelet 
Street, New Orleans, La. 


It is a little piece of prose ^ 
In form and style excelling; 

But what it means no man knows^ 
It is, indeed, pastelling, 

— Chap-Book. 

"So you go away," she said pensiuely. "I am sorry. I shall 
miss you — we have been much together. How long the time will 

Outside it was night and winter, the wind howled about the house, 
scattering the dingy snow off roof and knoll o'er the desolate frozen 
streets; the tall stark trees creaked against the bitter blasts — without 
7 was night and winter. 

"/go to-night, " said a voice dead with resignation — " to-night. " 

" We have known each other so long, you have come so often, that 
I cannot think how 'twill be. Why don't you stay? You have every- 
thing here — friends, home, hope. What else do you wishP 77ie 
desolate world cannot give you more. Yet you will go ? " 

The wind blew, the night grew darker, the windows rattled in the 

"I go to-night," the deep, dead voice said — "to-night." 

" I cannot understand — was our association but a passing con- 
venience P JLast summer did we not walk the woods together? were 
we not happy ? you often told me so. Oh, stay I Think of the future / 
You will not got You will not go! " 

The door opened, the wind still howled, the trees still creaked, the 
night was darker, and the dead voice only said: — 

" I go to-night." 

Into the dark, with outstretched arms, she sobbed, "Oh, stay I 
Oh, stay I I cannot understand I I cannot understand!" The night 
wind moaned, " Cannot — cannot understand? " 

— Afax Ehrmann. 


Vol. XVIIK June, 1895. No. 4^ 


I have no desire to get into a discussion with that well- 
known writer of the erst-while Chicago TimeSy Henry S. Bunt- 
ing — at least I suppose he is well known, and well informed also^ 
as S A E in the March Record stands sponsor for him in pub- 
lishing an article by him called "Ten Years of Trojan Con- 
quest." I confess my own ignorance of him and of his facts. 
He gives a very few lines to our Fraternity, but they are so 
full of new news to me, that I feel they should be published for 
the information of our own men. He says: "ATA has estab- 
lished at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Tufts, Boston 
and Cornell, as well as at Wisconsin and Northwestern. Al- 
though absorbing the Rainbow fraternity with prospects of 
gain, ATA has now little to show for that move but grave- 
stones; and among the older chapters, depleted ranks have 
shown a tendency of the fraternity to sterility in the past ten 

This must be true ; for 2 A £ would publish nothing in the 
Record ^\ivAi is not: her "Southern chivalry" would not allow 
it ; or, is it possible that there is some truth in the report 
current up here in the North, that her great desire to join us 
has caused quite a dilution of her blue blood ? No, I think it is 
our Arch Chapter and our leaders who have joined hands to 
mislead us. They have told us that in the past ten years we 
have entered the State Universities of Indiana, Ohio, Missis- 
sippi, Virginia, Wisconsin, Nebraska and Illinois ; the Univer- 
sities of Cornell, Vanderbilt, Tulane, Northwestern and Leland 

244 "^"^ RAINBOW. 

Stanford, Jr. ; as well as Williams College, Tufts College, 
Wabash College and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 
They have told us this so solemnly that we have believed them 
without inquiring further. Luckily our Karnea is coming, and 
we will make them explain. 

Then there is that committee which controlled the consoli- 
dation of the two Fraternities. What interest was it to them to 
deceive us i True, the history of the movement has not yet been 
made public ; but we thought we knew it. That committee told 
us all of Rainbow's chapters were to become extinct save those 
at Mississippi, Vanderbilt and Texas Universities, before the 
Union was consummated, the members of all being welcomed as 
individuals. The Texas Chapter failed to avail itself because of 
a characteristic trick of ^ A ; but we were assured that these 
tombstones were neatly erected before the name of A T A was 
assumed by our Southern brethren. 2 A E has more reliable 
information. There is no distinction between Rainbow and 
ATA, and we are all proud of it ; but we do not spend quite as 
much time boasting about it as our outside friends do in 
criticising. Having possibly given more attention to this publi- 
cation of the Record than it deserved, I will go on with what 
was the original purpose of this article, viz. : the history of the 
Fraternity in the past two and one-half years. 

It is not an easy matter to draw an arbitrary line between 
years '92 and '93, and say this event belongs on one side while 
that belongs on the other. The Karnea of 1 893, which met in 
August at Indianapolis, marked an epoch f or A T A ; and for 
the purposes of this article I will seldom go back of that date. 
It marked the victory of a sentiment which had been growing 
for years in the Fraternity, ever since the cutting ofif of our 
chapters at Mt. Union, Adrian and Lombard — a sentiment 
favoring changes both in method of granting and of withdrawing- 
charters, centralizing the power and fixing the responsibility. 
This same Karnea elected the most unamimous Arch Chapter 
which has ever ruled ATA; consequently the Fraternity has 
been ruled more firmly than ever before, and equally has it 
developed as never before. Charters are granted with a dis* 


cretion and intelligence that was unknown previously; and 
charters have actually been withdrawn, and withdrawn in a way 
which has held the respect and affection of the men surrender- 
ing them. Those charters have all been recalled because of 
the standing of the institution, not because of the membership 
of the chapter. 

The Fraternity has withdrawn from six colleges since the 
Kamea of 1893 : — 

Iowa Agricultural College, May, 1894. 

Simpson Centenary College, September, 1894. 

Wooster University, February, 1895. 

Hanover College, February, 1895. 

Buchtel College, March, 1895. 

Bethany College, April, 1895. 

For a few months during the fall and winter of 1893-94 
the B N at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology was in a 
comatose state, caused by a misunderstanding between itself 
and the Arch Chapter, whose term expired with the Kamea of 
1893. The chapter quit initiating men, and in September, 1893, 
returned its charter ; but it was reorganized in June of 1894, 
under the direction of the present Arch Chapter, and is in 
excellent condition. 

In the case of the O at Iowa Agricultural College, the 
faculty passed a law forbidding any student of the college join- 
ing a fraternity. As A T A allows no sub rosa chapters, O could 
not retire from the public gaze, but was forced to take issue 
with the authorities, who forthwith expelled Brothers Orris W. 
Roberts and Clarence Van Epps. The account of this por- 
tion of the contest has already been well described in the Rain- 
bow, Vol. XVI., p. 133, so that I will simply say that the mat- 
ter was carried to the courts, which decided against the Frater- 
nity. The chapter having exhausted its financial resources, 
appealed to the Arch Chapter for aid. That body unquestion- 
ably would - have extended this aid had it not been that it was 


forced to take into consideration not only the chapter point of 
view, but also the Fraternity point of view. Was the college 
of a standard which made it a desirable place for A T A ? 

Suppose we give the Fraternity's money for the purpose 
of defending o, will we not have to withdraw her charter our- 
selves should we win the case f After much consideration it 
was decided to allow the faculty to remain victorious, and 
O's charter was returned in May of 1894. 

Of the other five charters, three were returned by the 
chapters of their own volition, though each one wrote that if 
the Arch Chapter thought it advisable it would continue the 
fight as in the past. They were the B at Simpson, the 4^ at 
Wooster, and the H at Buchtel. In each case the chapter was 
numerically in good condition, and in each case the charter 
was offered because the outlook of the college was bad. Rev. 
Fletcher Brown, President of Simpson, is extremely unpopular, 
and students of the proper gmde are going to the State Uni- 
versity rather than to Simpson. If the chapter was to pre- 
serve its life, it must drop its standard for admission. E. B. 
Henderson, '93, voiced the sentiment of the chapter when he 
wrote, " We have our ritual, every number of the conference 
and Kamea minutes, secret documents, blanks, etc., which I 
will send if you indicate where you want them, and just what 
you want. It is mightily like parting with a frater especially 
dear to send you the old thumb-worn and stained ritual. It 
cannot be charged that Xi was negligent in matters of form." 
After examination and consideration the charter was received 
back in September, 1894. 

At Wooster University the Rev. S. F. Scovel is impress- 
ing his personality on the faculty and trustees of the college 
in a way to cause them to pass laws exceedingly narrow and 
against the best interests of the institution. As a man Dr. 
Scovel has an exceedingly pleasant personality, but he has too 
narrow views to enable him to build up a great college. Un- 
der his influence intercollegiate athletic sports are prohibited, 


and contests of any sort are discouraged. The commence- 
ment exercises may not be held in the city opera house because 
it is used as a theatre ; dancing and card-playing are forbidden. 
Dr. Scovel is an alumnus of Hanover College. These rules 
and regulations have been of gradual growth, and their effect 
upon the college has been gradual ; but its decline in the past 
four or five years has been rapid, and our Fraternity has not 
been the only one affected by the scarcity of good material ; 
^ K ^ has been forced to withdraw, and I believe others. 

The secretary of the chapter, among much else, wrote : 
** The accompanying report will show you that our condition is 
not so very bad, and I am satisfied I could pledge two more 
men who are yet in the preparatory department ; but I deem it 
useless to continue the struggle because of the condition to 
which this college has been brought.'' He, however, asked the 
Arch Chapter to make an examination and said the chapter 
would be guided by its decision. The Arch Chapter did this 
and decided that until the present administration of the col- 
lege comes to an end, and until the college shows signs of 
having recovered from its ill effects, it is not a desirable place 
for ATA. ♦'s charter was received back in February, 1895. 

The Eta was the next chapter to report that it must lower 
its grade or cease to exist, and it much preferred the latter. 
Again it was the unpopularity of the president which led to 
this action. Dr. Cone, President of Buchtel, is widely known 
by his writings in the religious and literary world ; but he is a 
failure as a college president — in fact he is so unpopular that 
a majority of the alumni petitioned the trustees about a year 
ago to put some other man in his position, a petition which 
was not granted. The Arch Chapter at first was not inclined 
to allow the return of this charter. L. K. Malvern was ap« 
pointed commissioner to make examination, and I accompanied 
him in February last. We found the chapter with five men, 
settled in a most attractive chapter house and not owing a cent 
to any one, either in the town of Akron or elsewhere. We 


made a most thorough examination, calling on resident trustees 
and alumni, and could get no encouragement anywhere as to 
the future, which looks very dark indeed. We found about 
eighty students in the college proper, and less than forty were 
of the masculine gender. Our advice, with that of R. L. Harris 
of Kenyon, who also visited Buchtel, was unanimous — that the 
charter of the H be received back at once. The chapter 
ceased to exist in April last. 

The ^ was also a victim to her surroundings, though in 
this case the college is the victim of circumstances rather than 
of an unpopular president. So also is Bethany. Both are 
miserably poor, and both are hard of access and local. As 
long ago as 1 892 a movement was put on foot to recall the char- 
ter of * ; but the past reputation of the chapter, and its long line 
of strong alumni, caused failure at that time. This year at two 
different times the Arch Chapter sent commissioners to make 
examination of the college and also of the chapter ; they were 
agreed on the pertinent points. The institution had but 
few inducements to offer to attract students to it ; there were 
then but no, of whom 85 were boys, many of them too young 
to be above preparatory ; it had little or no endowment, and 
there seemed no prospect of its having one. No satisfactory 
replies could be obtained from President Fisher as to the finan- 
cial outlook of the college, though it would seem to have been 
good policy for him to see to it that the most favorable report 
of Hanover College went to the authorities of the Fraternity. 
As to the chapter all agreed: Dr. Fisher and both commis- 
sioners testified to its being the best in the college. 

Brother G. E. Varney of Indianapolis reported : " Sum- 
ming up the charges and findings and from observation, it would 
seem that the only obstacle in the way of withdrawal of charter 
is the personal character of our chapter at Hanover. These 
boys are earnest Deltas, loyal to the Fraternity and doing the 
best they can for A T A's name at Hanover. They are in an 
anxious frame of mind over the outcome of the charges, but do 


BOt express the slightest disloyalty." Brother Bruce Wylie of 
Indianapolis was the other commissioner, and he also regretted 
that it should be necessary for such a set of boys to lose their 
charter. I quote below from a letter of the secretary of the 
chapter and am proud to call Frank W. White brother : — 

" We are satisfied with the report of Brother Wylie. He 
is a most excellent man, and we feel sure that his report was 

given without any prejudice We now realize that the 

charter of dear old Phi is to be taken, and we can with a clear 
conscience say to our alumni, We have done our duty, we have 
fought the battle and done all that was possible to win ; but we 

have lost, though not without a struggle We feel that 

we have been sacrificed on the altar of ambition ; but Chapter 
Phi is composed of true, honest, and loyal Delta Taus, and we 
submit to our fate with all the grace that could be expected of 
MS. Eight honest fellows are compelled to surrender their 
dearest possession ! Do they sulk, are they ungrateful, have 
they lost their love for the welfare of old Delta Tau Delta ? 
No ! a thousand times. No ! We are honest sons of Delta 
Tau, and shall ever remain so. We have fought bravely for 
our existence, and have gone down in the fray ; but we cherish 
nothing but good will towards the Arch Chapter and hope for 
success of Delta Tau Delta." There is a letter which inspires 
confidence and respect. Would that the chapter could have 
been moved bodily to some other institution and that her char- 
ter might have gone with her. **s charter was returned in 
February, 1895. 

The motion to withdraw the 0's charter was passed April 
1st of this year, and that action was taken for more than one 
reason. We have always known that Bethany College was the 
poorest college on our list, and many of us have felt that she 
would always remain so ; but for sentimental reasons we clung 
to the old place and were loath to cut it off. The knew of 
this feeling in the Fraternity and possibly felt too sure of her 
future ; as the case may be, she became careless of her duties 


and of her good name. For petty and unworthy reasons she 
expelled one brother and caused the resignation of another. 
This coming to the Arch Chapter's ears, it was forced to act. 
J. T. Gallaher, of Moundsville, W.Va., was sent to make exami- 
nation. On his report the expelled brother was restored to 
membership in the Fraternity, and the Arch Chapter was forced 
by circumstances to go further and call in the charter. This it 
did most reluctantly, and after giving all the force possible to 
the fact that it was A T A's mother chapter it was disciplining. 
But the feeling which has animated it in all its actions was 
doubly present, and its final action taken solely because it felt 
that the good name of A T A demanded it. 

There is no question in my mind that the Fraternity is 
stronger because of removing from our roll the names of the 
six colleges mentioned above. 

I am glad now to turn to more cheerful matter, for 
it is not pleasant to talk about deaths : births of the healthy 
kind are much more to my taste. Including the Beta Nu, 
seven charters have been granted during the period being 
treated of ; but as I have already said, the period of eclipse with 
this chapter was of such short duration and so peculiar — it being 
more a matter of suspended animation than of death — that I 
shall not count it. The following chapters have been organized, 
and all have the best of prospects: — 

B n at Northwestern, March 18, 1893. 

B P " Leland Stanford, Jr., October, 1893. 

BY" University of Illinois, April 7, 1894. 

B T " University of Nebraska, April 7, 1894. 

B ^ " Wabash College, Sept. 11, 1894. 

B * " Ohio State University, Nov. 19, 1894. 

Of these, two revived old chapters which have been dead for 
years, and purposely allowed to remain so until the standard 
of the colleges should make themselves attractive to us. 

The Chicago Alumni Association had charge of the 



installation of the B n and the B Y. That body of alumni, in 
order to make the services as attractive as possible, asked the 
Deltas of Wisconsin to assist it, and gave over to them the 
charge of the initiation as perscribed by the ritual. This 
having been fully described in the Rainbow I will not enlarge 
on it, and will only say that the interest among the alumni was 
evident and the affair was a success in every way. The next 
year the B Y was organized. Again the Chicago Alumni Associ- 
ation had charge of the services; it again asked an under- 
graduate chapter to take charge of the ritual, and again success 
was complete. The services had been held at the Grand Pacific 
the previous year : this time they were at the Athletic Club, 
which was practically turned over to us. Thus did the Chicago 
Alumni Association inaugurate the system of giving to alumni 
the charge of installing new chapters, thereby increasing to a 
very large extent the impressiveness of the services. Eighteen 
of the twenty petitioners came from Champaign, and it is not 
often we have admitted so large a number to our ranks at one 
time. But these petitioners were members of A A A, a local 
society formed nearly two years previously. It had shown its 
ability to compete easily with the fraternities already organized 
at the University of Illinois and had been most favorably re- 
ported on by commissioners sent to make examination. 

On the same evening that B Y was admitted to A T A, 
viz. : April 7, 1 894, the B T was installed at the University of 
Nebraska, this being the third time in the history of the 
Fraternity when more than one chapter was installed on the same 
date : the first being when the Rainbow chapters joined their 
fortunes to ours, and the second when our Boston petititioners 
joined hands and three chapters were installed at one time and 
place. The exercises at Lincoln were most brilliant, the 
Alumni Association having charge, and the chapter being in its 
own home. Representatives were present from the State Uni- 
versities of Iowa, Wisconsin and Michigan. Iowa had charge 
of the Ritual. 


Petitions have come from Wabash College at different 
times, but had received little attention until one came from a 
local society of that college called A ^, which had much 
more than a local reputation, it having been in organization 
about four years and shown its ability to beat the chaptered 
fraternities on their own ground. Commissioners sent re- 
ported favorably. Dr. Burroughs, the President of Wabash, 
said, '' A ^'s list of eleven undergraduates could not be 
duplicated, and no fraternity there could equal it." On the 
strength of these reports the charter was granted. The chapter 
was installed under the direction of the Indianapolis Alumni at 
the Commerical Club of that city on the evening of September 
nth. The men of the B Z took charge of the proceedings 
under the Ritual. 

The attitude of the Fraternity toward Ohio State Univer- 
sity had been much the same as that toward Wabash. The first 
petition came in 1887, but was promptly refused because the 
quality of the undergraduates was not satisfactory : other peti- 
tions shared the same fate, though the vote against them became 
less decisive as the years progressed and the University improved. 
The one coming in the fall of 1 893 was much stronger than 
any previous one : its indorsements from all directions were par- 
ticularly strong, and it was finally granted, after some hesitation. 
The chapter was installed Nov. 19, 1894. As it happens, 
we have very few alumni in Columbus and no association, so 
that proceedings were in the hands of a commission of alumni, 
of Columbus and other places, assisted by the undergraduate 
force of the Chi and Mu chapters. At the usual banquet 
about forty Delts sat down to enjoy themselves. It will be of 
interest to all of us to know that the leader of the petitioners 
was Edward R. Tarr, a nephew of one of our respected 
founders, Eugene Tarr. 


During this same period four petitions have been refused :«-*- 
University of Pennsylvania. 
University of Southern California. 
Alabama Polytechnic Institute. 
Amherst College. 

We might have had others ; but we knew we could 
not grant them, and the sending of them was discouraged, as 
at Miami University, where a set of good fellows was ready to 
petition. But Miami has seen her best days and is gone beyond 
hope ; we cannot afford to go there now. 

Three alumni associations have been formed : Detroit in 
the fall of 1 893, New Orleans in the spring of 1 894, and Bos- 
ton in the spring of 1895. Very satisfactory work has been 
done in the direction of chapter houses. Five chapters have 
gone to housekeeping, and in four cases each has been the first 
of all fraternities in its college to do so, as well as the youngest 
organization in the college. The K entered her house at Hills- 
dale in September of 1 893 ; she had been nominally preceded 
by A T O. The B I took her house at the University of Vir- 
ginia in the fall of 1892 ; the B M at Tufts in April, 1893 ; the 
B e at the University of the South in the spring of 1 894 ; while 
the B T was installed as a chapter of A T A in her own house, 
the older fraternities not having thought that such a move 
could be successfully made. At the University of the South 
the fraternities have for years owned the houses in which 
their meetings were held, but their members have never lived 
together. B now has two houses, one where her men live, 
the other where her shrine is : no other fraternity at Sewanee 
can boast of this. 

As to the oratorical matters, I think ATA may be said 
to have held her own, though the list I give is admittedly in- 
complete, and includes only intercollegiate contests. In the 
Interstate contest of 1 894, ATA represented the states of 
Ohio and Nebraska ; this year we represent Nebraska in the 
contest to be held at Iowa City. In the debate between the 

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Universities of Nebraska and Kansas, two of three men on the 
former team are members of B T, while a third is alternate. 
In the debate to be held this year between Northwestern and 
the University of Michigan, one of the three from Northwest- 
em is a Delta who took the highest honors of the three in 
the local contest. 

C. W. Lamoreaux of the B r was the only fraternity man 
on the team from the University of Wisconsin which debated 
with the University of Minnesota last year. In the annual 
debate held between the Universities of Indiana and De Pauw, 
Feb. 2 2d of this year, one of the three speakers from the for- 
mer was a member of the B A. In the intercollegiate contest 
of Colorado, this year, one of the two speakers from the Uni- 
versity was a Delta, though he was not so lucky as to come in 
first at the finish. Charles McPherson of the E was chosen by 
the faculty to represent Albion College, at the Alumni Associa- 
tion dinner of the the college held in Chicago in January, 1895. 

The above shows that while we might do better, yet our 
record is not one to be ashamed of. 

Our record for initiations is 174 for 1892-93, 199 for 
1893-94, and 220 for 1894-95, with the probable addition of 
30 more before the record for the year is closed. 

Conferences of all the Divisions have been held during 
this period, and they have all been remarkably successful. As 
they have all been described to some extent in the Rainbow, 
I will not enter into detail to any extent. The Eastern Divi- 
sion is the only one that holds its meetings on a set date year 
by year ; and the advantages of this plan seem to be indicated 
by the fact that its meetings are as a rule more successful than 
are those of other Divisions. Its eleventh was held with the 
New York Alumni Association. Its most important business 
was in elaborating a plan for granting and withdrawing char- 
ters, and in recommending to the Karnea of '93 its adoption. 
This plan passed the Karnea practically as recommended. 
The Twelfth Conference was invited to meet with the B A at 


Lehigh ; but as the time approached that chapter found it inad- 
visable to entertain the delegates and the Rho was only too glad 
to take her place as hostess. The number of alumni was 
smaller than usual, as it had been impossible to send word 
generally that the place of meeting had been changed. The 
Thirteenth Conference met at Meadville with the Alpha, and 
was a great success in every way, as described so recently. 

Both the Northern and Southern Divisions, in an ill-advised 
moment, decided to hold their Eleventh and Eighth Conferences 
respectively with the Kamea of 1 893 : an act which is perfectly 
legal, but which was not contemplated at the time the Confer- 
ences were originated, and the ill-advisedness of which I think 
was fully demonstrated to those who were in attendance. 

The Twelfth meeting of the Northern Division was held at 
Indianapolis on May 8 and was more than largely attended. 
The Thirteenth meeting was to have been held with the Eta ; 
but that chapter having decided to return its charter, 
necessitated a change, and Columbus has been selected, the 
B * having direction of matters. 

The Ninth Conference of the Southern Division was held 
with the B at the University of the South, May 1 5, 1 893, 
every chapter save B I being represented. The University of 
Virginia holds its examinations at this time of the year and the 
men could not get away. The Tenth met with the B H in New 
Orleans, February 25, at the time of Mardi Gras. It was 
more fully attended and more successful even than was the 
Ninth. A number of old members of the Rainbow Fraternity 
were present, never before having been able to meet with a 
Delta gathering : they were made full brethren and their enthu- 
siasm for the " United Fraternities " enlisted. 

The Western Division held its Eighth Conference with the 
Omicron at Iowa City, May 19, its Ninth with the B r at 
Madison, May 24, 1894, while the Tenth goes to Lincoln, 
Nebraska, on May 17 of the present year, there to be enter- 
tained by the B T. 


I think every member reading this resum6 of the past two 
and one-half years will agree with me that never before has our 
revered Fraternity shown such development, never before has 
she been so united, and never before has the future looked so 
promising. Our chapters are all strong save the Tau at 
Franklin and Marshsdl, and the Zeta at Western Reserve: 
neither of them is in a precarious condition, and both are better 
than they were a year ago. If the latter had not given way to 
internal dissension, if she had given more attention to her Fra- 
ternity and less to her little self, she would never have faUen 
into trouble. Both chapters are on good foundations once 
more and will soon regain their former robustness. 

While our chapter list has not increased in numbers, it is 
in a very much more satisfactory condition, and we have 
exchanged six second-rate colleges for six of the first clas^, 
desirable in every way. Our dead chapter list is longer, but we 
do not look on that in the same way as do the statisticians of 
our rivals. 

LowRiE McClurg. 



It is generally known to the people of this great nation 
that a permanent military establishment is provided for by law, 
and maintained by annual appropriations from the funds, not 
otherwise appropriated, in the vaults of the United States 
treasury; that this fixed military establishment is composed 
of about 25,000 enlisted and 2,145 commissioned officers; 
(several bills are now before Congress to increase the Army, 
one to 30,000 enlisted men, the number of officers to remain 
unchanged ; and another to increase the force to 60,000 men 
and the proper number of officers for such an organization. 
There are many conservative people who earnestly declare that 
the regular army should consist of 100,000 men and the requi- 
site proportion of officers). That the commanding general 
has now the rank of Lieutenant-General, that the President is 
Commander-in-Chief, and that his chief adviser is the Secretary 
of War. 

While these general facts, and perhaps others, more in 
detail, may be Tcnown to the general public, yet beyond this 
their knowledge is necessarily circumscribed. 

The details of army life are not known to the people at 
large in this country as in foreign lands, especially among the 
great powers of Europe. There the military service includes 
such a large proportion of the male inhabitants capable of 
bearing arms, and the armies are so immense in numbers of 
men and wealth of equipment, that the life of the nation be- 
comes a military one, as is notably the case with the German 
Empire. The troops are quartered in the cities of European 
countries and the citizens of all classes are daily brought in 
contact with both officers and men. 


With US the army has long occupied the frontiers and 
waste places of this great country. It has been the pioneer of 
civilization and commercial advancement west of the Missis- 
sippi. It has afforded protection to the civil engineers and 
contractors in the construction of the Pacific railroads, and to 
the thousands of settlers who struggled and sacrificed for the 
building of homes in the West. It has made possible the 
development of the western country, and united the East and 
West in one harmonious nationality. Fpr years both officers 
and men lived in mud or log huts, with dirt floors, in garrison, 
and, while in the field, for months at a time, on short rations 
or subsisting off the country, slept upon the bare ground with 
only the sky for a covering. During the past five years these 
small isolated frontier posts have been gradually abandoned 
and the government reservations and buildings disposed of 
at public sale. 

This change in the administration of the Army has been 
effected through the partial settlement of the Indian problem, 
at least so far as wars are concerned, the opportunity for econ- 
omizing in the maintenance of the Army, and the necessity 
of assembling the troops in larger garrisons located on trunk 
lines of transportation and near large commercial centres. 

The Secretary of War in his annual report for 1 892 states : 
" It is believed that our Indian wars are about at an end. In 
the march of population and civilization westward that which 
was so long known as the frontier has disappeared. The 
necessity of massing troops in the West no longer exists. 
Seventy per cent, of the Army is now located west of the Mis- 
sissippi River. The regiments should be located at or near 
the principle commercial centres, where transportation facili- 
ties are ample and movements of both men and supplies may 
be rapidly and economically made. The Army can be main- 
tained under these conditions much cheaper than ever before 
in its history. It is thought that the cities near which such 
posts may be located should be required by Congress to donate 


to the government sufficient land, say i,ooo acres, in considera- 
tion of building and maintaining such posts in their immediate 

In addition to a decided saving in the expense of main- 
tenance, other important results would follow such a redis- 
tribution of the Army in larger garrisons. There would be 
better and more uniform discipline, greater esprit de corps^ and 
a positive improvement in instruction and military adminis- 

This applies especially to the infantry arm of the service, 
which is two and one-half times larger than the cavalry, and 
five times larger than the artillery arm. The new infantry 
tactics recently adopted by the War Department cannot be 
applied to practical advantage, for purposes of drill and instuc- 
tion, without a large assemblage of troops and ample ground 
for manoeuvres. Therefore large garrisons are required for 
the proper instruction and discipline of the Army, and the old 
" one-company posts " are rapidly becoming a feature of the 
past, not to be resurrected except in emergencies. 

In large garrisons and near large cities officers and men 
will have access to churches, schools, libraries and other advan- 
tages only to be found near large centres of population. More- 
over the presence of troops in the settled eastern portion of 
the country will tend to familiarize the people with the Army, 
lead them to better understand its operations and foster a 
kindlier interest in it. 

When so distributed the Army will also be of greater 
advantage in connection with the training and instruction of 
the National Guard, and could assist its members to a better 
understanding of their duties, when occasion arises for its tem- 
porary employment as a national force. 

With the cessation of Indian depredations, the abandon- 
ment of small isolated posts, the consequent establishment of 
large garrisons near commercial centres, especially east of the 
Mississippi, there arose a change in the administration which 


affected the duties and responsibilities of commissioned officers. 
Heretofore the guarding of lonely and dangerous posts, the 
protection of settlers, the building of army posts from the raw 
inaterials, incessant activity in the field, with long and perilous 
marches, separated for years from surroundings of refinement, 
cultivation and comfort, officers had little or no opportunity 
for professional study and investigation. Their schooling then 
was the rough and dangerous out-door life of the plains, the 
alkali deserts and the mountains, with Indian scouts, cow- 
boys and Mexican greasers as companions. The existence was 
one of constant privation and temptation, with a tendency to 
demoralization, although an excellent school for developing 
the virtues of self-control, courage, a high sense of responsi- 
bility, and thorough devotion to duty. The situation was one 
quite difficult for the general public to appreciate. Only those 
who had sons, husbands and fathers exposed to the fury of 
bloodthirsty savages, the horrors of starvation, the perils of 
merciless storms, and the sufferings of disease, aggravated by 
undue exposure and want of care, realized the sacrifice that 
was being made for the building up of the great western 

In this country prodigies of valor, the sacrifice of life and 
limbs, and long periods of intense suffering through exposure 
and almost superhuman efforts, in aid of public enterprise, 
which have passed by with comparatively little notice, would 
in foreign countries, especially in the English service, have 
received public recognition with rejoicing and the conferring 
of special honor by outward and visible signs in the form of 
medals and titles, not empty distinctions in any sense. 

Our hero glories in the privilege of perishing for the wel- 
fare of the country, the good of the service, and for the preser- 
vation of the flag, unmindful of military pageant and carved 
monuments, and without a consideration as to the probability 
of the i)erpetuation of his brilliant services. 

Within the past two years Congress has taken action on 


this subject in a manner which expresses the gratitude of the 
nation through the thanks of the National legislature to all 
living officers who have rendered distinguished services in In- 
dian conflicts. To such officers brevet commissions have been 
granted, and their names so published in the annual official 
register of the Army. These commissions carry with them no 
pecuniary compensation. 

Under the Acts of Congress approved July 1 2, 1 862, and 
March 3, 1863, "medals of honor" have recently been granted 
to both officers and non-commissioned officers for distinguished 
services against Indians, although for many years it was con- 
sidered that the law applied only to such services rendered 
during the War of the Rebellion. 

Sections 12 16 and 1285 of the Revised Statutes, as 
amended by the Acts of March 29, 1892, and Feburary 9, 
1 89 1, respectively, provide for the granting of "certificates of 
merit " to enlisted men and non-commissioned officers for 
distinguished service, which entitle the holders to additional 
pay at the rate of two dollars per month while they are in the 
military service, although such service may not be continuous. 

These "certificates of merit " are the only military honors 
now granted which carry pecuniary compensation with them. 
Perhaps it is unnecessary to say that pension certificates are 
not of this class, although they do express, through the money 
presented to the recipient, the gratitude of the nation for the 
ravages inflicted by wounds and disease. 

Quite a large number of officers holding brevet commis- 
sions for both the Civil War and for Indian service are still on 
the active list. The remainder now living have been placed 
on the retired list. Those retired from active service on the 
unlimited list exhibit in some cases remarkable records of con- 
tinuous service. Gen. Philip St. George Cooke entered the 
MUitary Academy at West Point, July 1, 1823, and served 
nearly 50 years. Gen. Robert H. K. Whiteley entered the 
Academy July i, 1826, and retired April 14, 1875. Gen. Ed- 


mund Schriver entered the Academy July i, 1829, and retired 
Jan. 4, 1 88 1. Gen. Joseph Robert entered the Academy Sept. 

I, 1 83 1, and retired July 2, 1877. Gen. John Gibbon entered 
the Academy Sept. i, 1842, and retired April 20, 1891. Gen. 
Wm. P. Carlin entered the Academy July i, 1846, and retired 
Nov. 24, 1893. Gen. John P. Hawkins entered the Academy 
July I, 1848, and retired Sept. 29, 1894. Lieut. Michael Moore 
entered the service as a musician in the 1 3th Infantry, April 
30, 1 8 12, and retired Dec. 15, 1870, after over 58 years of 
service. Lieut. George S. Greene entered the Academy June 
24, 1 8 19, resigned June 30, 1836, entered the volunteers in 
1862, honorably mustered out April 30, 1866, appointed ist 
Lieutenant of Artillery August 2, 1894, and retired August 

II, the same year. 

While taking care of her old and tried public servants and 
war veterans the government moves on apace to meet the de- 
mands of modern conditions. There must be progress in mili- 
tary administration and the art of war, as in other lines of 
human activity. As our national prosperity increases so must 
our means of protecting and maintaining it. The Army, mod- 
estly retiring with its glorious record of western extension of 
frontier to the shores of the Pacific, finds that a life of active 
field work must give way to quiet garrison existence, coupled, 
however, with much activity of another sort, in the way of pro- 
fessional study and preparation for the requirements of modem 
warfare. Old ideas, practices and equipments must be thrown 
aside and consideration given to defence against an enemy 
versed in a much higher state of military science and the art 
of war than any the world has yet experienced in actual 

To this end, then, post lyceums, special military schools, 
examinations for promotion, encouragement in the preparation 
and publication of professional papers, the accrediting of Army 
officers as military attach6s at European capitals, and special 
details for scientific work at home civil institutions, have been 


provided for by Congress and the President. Every reasonable 
eflFort is being made to raise to the highest state of efficiency 
our little Army of a great nation, so that it may form a nucleus 
around which a large volunteer force can be moulded into a 
powerful and irresistible agency in time of war. 

John Henry James, in the United Service Magazine for 
October, 1894, writing on the subject of the Army and the 
Militia, says : " We have an army not large, but highly efficient, 
every lieutenant of which is fit to command a regiment in actual 
service, every captain a brigade, every colonel an army corps." 
While this assertion is not altogether true, it is indicative of 
the spirit of progress and the condition of readiness which 
prevails in the administration of the Army. 

In his annual report for 1 893 the Secretary of War says : 
"The Major-General commanding the Army reports that educa- 
tion was never so general or so high in the Army as at the 
present time. The scheme for the higher education of officers 
is comprehensive and liberal, and on its successful development 
will depend our ability to keep step with the world's constant 
progress in the art of war." 

In addition to the school of preparation at West Point, by 
means of which the young citizen of this republic becomes a 
full-fledged subaltern, Congress has provided for post-graduate 
schools, specially suited to the needs of the various branches of 
the service. 

The U. S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., was 
established March 16, 1802. 

The Artillery School (heavy artillery and sea-coast defence), 
at Fort Monroe, Va, was established in 1867. 

The Infantry and Cavalry School, at Fort Leavenworth, 
Kan., in 1881. 

The School for Light Artillery Practice and Cavalry Drill, 
at Fort Riley, Kan., by an Act of Congress approved Jan. 29, 
1887, bu^ ^^^ ^^^y organized until Jan. i, 1893. 


The Engineer School of Application at Willetts Point, 
N.Y., in 1880. 

At Frankford Arsenal, near Philadelphia, Penn., a course 
of instruction in the construction of small arms, the ammunition 
for such arms, together with the testing and examination of 
explosives, smokeless and other powders, is given to a limited 
number of line officers, after having completed the post-graduate 
courses at one of the above-named schools. 

The courses of instruction at these post-graduate schools 
embrace a period of not less than two years, attended with 
careful examinations and the preparation of professional papers, 
many of which are published in the Service and other military 
journals in this country. 

As we have no outlying possessions, save Alaska, officers 
have not been called upon for duty in "foreign service," as is 
constantly required of officers of European armies. This state 
of things, however, is not likely to continue much longer, as 
there is a growing desire on the part of a large portion of the 
people of the United States to annex outlying territory. When 
this policy is put into execution, troops will be required for 
"foreign service'* duty and a new era will open for the officers 
and soldiers of the American Army, who have as yet, except 
during the Mexican War, been restricted to "home service" 

The latter duty may be defined and discussed under three 
distinct classes, viz. : Indian service, Civil War, and peace duty. 
Concerning the two former, thousands of volumes have been 
written and published, the battles and battle grounds have 
become historic, the published medical records have become 
renowned in the world's history of the science of medicine and 
surgery, and the official records of the Union and Confederate 
armies during the War of the Rebellion, known as the "War 
of the Rebellion Records," now numbering over one hundred 
volumes (many of them of about one thousand pages each) and 
not yet completed, stand unparalleled for completeness and 


instrinsic value of military operations and records in the 
history of the world. 

The public prints will never tire of reciting stirring inci- 
dents of camp life, daring campaigns under brilliant cavalry 
leaders like Sheridan, Custer, Kilpatrick, Stoneman, Grierson, 
Stuart, Fleasanton and Ashley; and exhibitions of masterful 
handling of large masses of men in actual conflict, or in prepar- 
ation for attack and defence, as shown by such leaders as Grant, 
Sherman, Logan, Meade, Hancock and Thomas. The great 
services and sacrifices of such men, in defence of their country, 
will be constantly perpetuated and emblazoned on the memory 
of the public by many outward evidences of gratitude. These 
are the victories and rewards of war duty. 

In the quiet and comparative monotony of peace duty the 
sword gives way to the pen, to the technique of the class-room 
and laboratory, and the precise formations of the drill ground. 
A few of the people of this country hold the opinion that 
the regular Army in peace has practically nothing to do. But 
this impression, however obtained, is really far from the truth, 
and is probably associated with another equally irrational belief 
that the permanent military establishment of a country must 
be engaged in actual waifare to demonstrate its necessity for 
existence. To be actually a soldier and not engaged in mortal 
combat seems not to agree with one of the popular notions 
concerning the military profession. 

But all professional military men and many others beside 
know that an army can not be made to order and on short 
notice. This fact has been indelibly impressed upon the minds 
of our leading men in all professions, from the unfortunate and 
costly experiences of the Civil War. 

Peace is the time to make preparation for war, or rather to 
prevent war, and every moment must be improved. Our first 
President, Gen. Washington, in his address to Congress on 
Dec. 7, 1 796, declared that, " In proportion as the observance 
of pacific maxims might exempt a nation from the necessity 


of practicing the rules of the military art, ought to be its care 
in preserving and transmitting, by proper establishments, the 
knowledge of that art." 

The personnel of an army is constantly changing by 
reason of death and discharge, and raw material is being inces- 
santly worked upon to transform it, by training and discipline, 
into an effective force. 

Human beings are naturally aggressive, even the most 
civilized, and peace and contentment are conditions not normal 
to the human race. There have been prolonged periods of 
quiet and prosperity among nations, but they have been inter- 
rupted so frequently by tumults and wars of various degrees of 
violence, that one may be permitted, if not justified, in believing 
that the former were preparatory to the latter. 

Greed after place and power, and after wealth and territory, 
has always characterized the human race. Civilization, educa- 
tion and refinement does not appear to materially alter this 
inborn and seemingly irresistible impulse of the human kind, 
and with it comes the natural consequences of conflicts, to be 
settled, either by arbitration or by force of arms, the former 
means being the most desirable but not always the most 
expedient and practicable. 

Beginning with the purely Indian wars in the Colonies in 
1622, we find that this country has passed through six periods 
of severe and bloody conflict, to the final declaration of peace 
in 1865; the average period of so-called " peace and content- 
ment" being about twenty-eight (28) years. The historical 
designation of these wars are as follows : Colonial Indian Wars, 
1622-1643; French and Indian Wars, 1689-1754; Revolu- 
tionary War, 1775-1782; War of 1812, 1812-1814; Mexican 
War, 1 846- 1 848; and War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865. 

What significance can we attach, or more properly should 
we attach, to this average peace interval of twenty-eight years ? 
What weight has it in connection with the views of such men as 
Washington, Grant, Sherman, Sheridan, Von Moltke, Bismarck, 


Napoleon, Wellington, McMahon and Lord Wolseley, that 
peace, in the popular acceptation of the term, is in reality but 
preparation for war ? Shortly after the close of the War of the 
Rebellion, Gen. Grant warned the people and deliberately 
predicted the occurrence of the recent conflicts between labor 
and capital. The labor conflict of 1894, which taxed to the 
utmost, on account of the widely-separated points of disturbance, 
our small army, occurred after a peace interval of about twenty- 
nine years. Do we, as a nation, need to watch the rather 
remarkable uniformity in the recurrence of this interval between 
momentous national disturbances? 

The law of the love of country is naturally strong and 
usually effective in inviting discordant elements at home against 
a foreign foe ; but the love of self and everything to aggrandize 
self gives rise to a force destructive of internal harmony, suffi- 
ciently strong to overthrow a great nation unless a repressive 
and protecting force is at hand, and under adequate control, 
to quell the disturbance. 

The negative influence of arbitration will never be com- 
petent to suppress internal disorder and prevent the destruc- 
tion of life and property, or protect the inviolability of the 
national government. Picturesque ideals and Utopian methods 
of administration are not conducive to the establishment and 
perpetuation of strong and successful governments. 

Power and force are required through the instrumentality 
of a specially trained, disciplined and effective body of men, 
executing the laws with justice and wisdom, yet fearless and 
unhesitating in the performance of duty. Such a body of men 
must be under the control of highly and specially educated and 
rigidly trained officers. It must be a life work with them. It 
is their profession. They must be kept apart from the masses, 
but yet make them a careful study. Their internal administra- 
tion must be adequate to the accomplishment of the highest 
state of effectiveness. When the crisis comes and the emer- 
gency is thrust upon the government, this trained body acts as 


one man ; for the orders emanate from the Commander-in-Chief. 
This mighty though latent force awakens at the word of com- 
mand and rushes by a single and undeviating channel to the 
objective point, following the leader, with no other purpose save 
that of victory. 

To accomplish such results the training of officers must 
be on a broad basis. The forces they are learning to control 
and train for emergencies depend upon them for every- 
thing. The officer is responsible for the moral, physical, men- 
tal and military instruction and welfare of his men. In civil 
life these responsibilities are distributed among the people and 
those appointed to frame and execute the laws. The Army 
officer must combine in himself the knowledge of how best to 
protect and care for his men in all their relations with the public. 

In his control of public property he must be acquainted, 
to a certain extent, with national, state and municipal laws. At 
other times he may find himself suddenly called upon to inter- 
pret international questions, involving matters of the gravest 
public importance. He is then standing for his country in 
a very delicate matter. Upon his decision and action rests the 
welfare of his people, the safety of the force he commands, and 
his own reputation. He must be able to quickly, intelligently 
and justly act upon the matter, in the absence of higher au- 
thority, and until such authority can be invoked. The position 
he is required to fill covers a broad and complicated field of 
inquiry and knowledge. The acquirements thus made neces- 
sary are to be obtained only by constant study of international, 
national, state, municipal and military laws, associated with 
long and varied experience. International questions are not 
so frequently brought before army officers, as are those which 
arise between the military, state and municipal authorities. In 
foreign countries international questions are constantly arising 
owing to the proximity of many small principalities and powers, 
while in this country our geographical position is peculiar and 
extremely fortunate in this respect. Our interstate relations. 


however, are becoming rapidly more complicated, and although 
the centralization of power in the national government has 
been settled by force on one basis, yet many grave questions 
on this relationship with the states will arise, and tax the s^- 
control and patriotism of the people. The Army officer mzy 
become an important factor in the solution of these problems. 

In maintaining the efficiency of his command so that It 
may execute promptly and successfully the orders given to it, 
the officer must consider a great variety of questions related to 
commercial and industrial matters, hygiene, sanitation, physic 
ology, calisthenics, climate, architecture, ventilation, agriculture^ 
horticulture, the preparation of raw materials for food, the 
protection of the men by proper and adequate clothing in 
barracks, on the march and in camp, the care of equipments, 
ammunition and camp equipage, all of which, with still other 
requirements, exercise an important influence in the care of an 
Army, or any of its component parts, and thereby indicates, 
in still another direction, the varied nature of the responsibilities 
resting, with no light hand, upon army officers. 

How much of this knowledge would be required to be 
readily and correctly exercised in marching an infantry regi-- 
ment of say twelve hundred men, not supplied with sufficient 
rations, and in light marching order, through a fairly settled 
portion of this country a distance of Ave hundred miles or 
more ? The problems likely to be encountered would exhaust 
the limits of this paper. 

A recent graduate of West Point remarked in a tone of 
despair, after having joined his company for a few months, that 
it appeared to him from present experiences, that an "army 
officer must become a 'jack of all trades ' and possess a knowl- 
edge of all professions, in order to succeed in his military 

The successful army officer of the line must be an " all- 
round man," for his profession is not laid in narrow channels, 
and his^ viewis of men and things are qualified by experience. 


rigid training and liberal study. In the stafiF departments of 
the Army, that is, the general staff, with headquarters at the 
War Department, especially in the Engineer and Ordnance 
Corps, the duties of officers are restricted more closely to 
technical and scientific work. They do not exercise command 
of troops, unless put on duty under orders which specially so 
direct, by authority of the President. Without orders from 
competent authority, an officer can not put himself on duty by 
virtue of his commission alone. The situation in the Pay- 
masters Corps and in the Medical Department as to the exercise 
of command is specially provided for in paragraph eighteen of 
Army Regulations, as follows : "An officer of the Pay or Medical 
Department cannot exercise command, except in his own 
department ; but, by virtue of his commission, he may command 
all enlisted men like other comissioned officers. This provision 
of law becomes necessary for the reason that both medical and 
pay officers may be regularly detailed with troops in the field, 
and in cases of emergency may be the only comissioned officers 

The broader and more varied duties of the line officer may 
be further illustrated in the assignment of mess and post 
exchange work. In nearly all cases these duties are com- 
bined in the assignment of one officer. If located at a regi- 
mental post the work required is practically that of a large 
hotel proprietor, in the management of the huge mess hall, 
fully equipped to feed eight hundred to one thousand men three 
times a day, with a dining hall where all can be comfortably 
seated at a single meal. In the management of the post exchange 
he becomes a merchant, conducting a business for the benefit 
of the soldier, amounting to several thousand dollars a month. 
The Adjutant-General of the Army, in his annual report for 
1894, says: "The post exchange is at once the soldiers' club 
and the soldiers' co-operative store. A period of five years has 
elapsed since the inauguration of the exchange (formerly 
canteen) system as a substitute for the post trader. The 


enlisted men have spent, during this period, in the§e establish- 
ments, a sum exceeding |i 5,000,000, and of this about {800,000 
has been returned to them in dividends to the organizations to 
which they belong. This money, with the exception of $50,000 
to {75iOOO expended for g)rmnastic appliances, on reading-rooms, 
books, etc., has been used in the improvement of table fare." 
The net profits from post exchanges in the Army during the 
year 1893 was $226,290.04. 

Similar illustrations of the peculiar duties performed by 
officers of the line could be given in the work of the post 
quartermaster and the post commissary. Brief reference 
will now be made to the duties usually performed by officers 
of the line in garrison. If the post is the headquarters of the 
regiment, the colonel as commanding officer has a staff consist- 
ing of two lieutenants, one as adjutant and the other as quar- 
termaster and commissary officer. A third officer is some- 
times detailed as commissary of subsistence. These positions 
require unremitting attention to duty every day in the year. 
There is no holiday for these officers or the officer in charge of 
the mess and post exchange^ unless relieved by the temporary 
assignment of another officer. The post quartermaster has 
immediate charge of all the property of the garrison, amount- 
ing to several hundred thousand dollars, not in the hands of 
company commanders and officers charged with special duties, 
and must provide for all repairs, which are almost without num- 
ber in their variety, care for the grounds, amounting to several 
hundred acres, keep in working order the heating and lighting 
arrangements, the water supply for daily consumption and for 
emergencies in case of fire, the sewerage ; he must make req- 
uisitions for stores of all kinds, provide transportation in horses, 
wagons and teamsters for the needs of the garrison, make 
requisitions for, place in stock in storehouse and issue there- 
from, all clothing required for the men, provide tools for all 
kinds of repair work and for care of grounds, select suitable 
men from the command for all kinds of police and fatigue 


work not performed by prisoners; and as commissary officer 
keep on hand and issue all kinds of food supplies for both 
officers and men. To keep the accounts, render the multitude 
of reports to post and department commanders, disburse the 
money, and make the contracts necessary to conduct the busi- 
ness here referred to, requires a thoroughly competent officer 
and a most faithful discharge of duty. 

The remaining officers of the garrison, other than the field 
officers and the medical officers, are subject to guard duty, 
which is performed daily, the captains taking "officer of the 
day," and the lieutenants "officer of the guard." The tour 
is for twenty-four hours, from guard mounting to guard mount- 
ing. The functions of these two officers of the guard each day 
comprise, briefly, the safety of the garrison and the care and 
security of the prisoners. Moreover it is instruction prepara- 
tory to a much more difficult performance of this duty in the 
field or in time of war. 

The captains (company commanders) have the daily care 
of sixty odd men, and are also subject to duty on boards of 
survey, courts-martial, regimental courts, examining boards and 
other special assignments at post and department headquarters. 

The lieutenants are assigned to the following duties in 
addition to those already enumerated, viz. : members and re- 
corders of boards of survey, judge-advocates and members of 
courts-martial, counsel and advocates for prisoners, recorders of 
examining boards, in charge of post schools, in charge of 
schools for non-commissioned officers, acting ordance officers, 
post treasurers, post librarians, in charge of post exchanges, 
recruiting officers, acting engineer officers, in charge of post 
mess and mess hall, in charge of athletic exercises and gymna- 
sium, acting signal officers, summary court officers. 

In addition to the above, lieutenants are specially as- 
signed as company commanders, battalion adjutants, camp 
adjutants and range officers, in connection with drills, parades, 
practice marches and target pratice. 


The duties enumerated above relate to the line of the 
Army in garrison. Line officers, both captains and lieuten- 
ants, are subject to assignment at department, division and 
general headquarters, as assistant inspectors, aides-de-camp, act- 
ing signal officers, assistant engineer officers, inspectors of 
small arms practice, acting judge-advocates, and acting assistant 
quartermasters. Lieutenants are also subject to detail as mili- 
tary instructors at universities, colleges, military schools and 
high schools and academies: these assignments continuing 
from two to four years. The report of the Adjutant-General 
of the Army for 1894 shows that officers are on duty as pro- 
fessors of tactics and military science at ninety-five (95) univer- 
sities and colleges throughout the country. During that year 
over 1 3,000 maJe students were given military instruction, both 
theoretical and practical, with infantry and artillery drills. 

The line of the Army is under the immediate control of 
the department staffs, the larger departments being commanded 
by major-generals and the smaller by brigadier-generals. The 
entire line with its departments is under the supervision of the 
Commanding-General of the Army, now Lieutenant-General 

The general staff at the headquarters of the Army is under 
the control of the Secretary of War and comprises various 
departments and offices, under the following chiefs : Adjutant- 
General, Judge-Advocate-General, Inspector-General, Quarter- 
master-General, Chief of Engineers, Chief of Ordnance, Com- 
missary-General, Paymaster-General, Surgeon-General, Chief 
Signal Officer, Chief of Public Buildings and Grounds, Chief of 
Record and Pension Division, and Chief of War Records Office. 

A careful review of the facts set forth in this article must 
indicate that the regular Army of the United States, although 
remarkably small, considering our geographical extent, is a 
working machine of excellent organization, quietly, persistently 
and intelligently accomplishing results of much value to the 
nation, both present and prospective. 


The training of officers to-day and the policy of the War 
Department in connection therewith is the result of more than 
one hundred years of experience in military affairs. 

The tendency in military education is to broaden it and 
put the recipient in a way to fully realize the nature and extent 
of the varied and important duties which may be required of 
him and in what manner he will be held responsible to his 
superiors and through them to his country for any shortcomings 
in the performance of them. The Secretary of War in his 
annual report for 1894 says : "The great armies of the world 
are to-day officered by students of the military art, and the 
relatively short duration of the world's great wars, since our 
Civil War, demonstrates that warfare is becoming an art depen- 
dent on the exact sciences quite as much as on personal 
bravery. We shall never want men and money in emergency ; 
but the ability to use them effectively can come only through 
the study of the officers of the staff and line of the Army. 
Progress in the War Department must be along the lines of a 
national university of military science as well as along those of 
coast defense." 

It is not difficult to set forth the essential qualities of a 
thoroughly capable and successful officer ; but to reach that goal 
requires the most assiduous application and perfect self-control. 
Modem advances in the art and science of war require a much 
higher education, not only of officers but of all ranks in the 
Army. We are in an age of merciless competition and wonder- 
ful achievements. The Army must be in the forefront of this 
conflict of intellect and ingenuity. 

Lieut. John P. Finley, U.S. A.* 

* Lieutenant Finley was educated at Michigan State Normal School, Michi- 
gan State Agricultural College, University of Michigan, Signal Service School 
of Instruction (Washington), and Johns Hopkins University. He has been 
in the army service since 1877. Besides at various times editing 7%e WuUy 
Weather ChromcU, The Monthly Weather Review, and 7%e Intematianal Bulletin^ 
he has been a frequent contributor to the Forum, Harper^s Weehly, and many 


other publications. Lieutenant Plnley's study of the weather has given him more 
than a national reputation. Among the foreign publications which have paid his 
research high tribute are Revue ScienHfique (Paris), Comptes Rendus VAcademie 
des Sciences (Fails), Revue des Sciences (Paris), Meteorologische Zeitschrift (Berlin)* 
T%e Athenceum (London), Nature (London). In this country he is now a recog- 
nized authority on the subject of weather. His publications — books and maga- 
zine articles — now nearly sixty in number, are an invaluable addition to scientific 
literature, and have rightly given their author the high standing which he now 
enjoys. Lieutenant Finley became a member of our Fraternity while a student 
In Michigan State Agricultural College. — Ed. 



The Arch Chapter has appointed me the Chairman of the 
Committee of Arrangements for the Kamea. The other active 
members are the Deltas residing in Cleveland. 

The Editor has requested that I contribute an article upon 
the Kamea for the Rainbow. It is to be regretted that he 
did not choose some one who wields a sharper pen than I to 
present this, the most important subject to be brought before 
the Chapters in this the last issue of the Rainbow. 

The last Kamea, held at Indianapolis, August, 1 893, saw 
fit to name Cleveland the place, and August 20, 21, 22, the 
time, for the holding of the Kamea this year. The Deltas of 
Cleveland appreciate the honor of acting as the Fraternity's 
host for the fourth time in seven years, and we shall exert our- 
selves to make this Kamea one long to be remembered. 

Cleveland, There is no one who does not know about 
Cleveland and her many summer delights. On account of her 
location upon Erie's shore and her abundant shade, the climate, 
even in August, leaves nothing to be desired. Her avenues 
and parks have a national reputation. Her people are hospi- 
table, her Deltas loyal and enthusiastic. 

The Stillman. The headquarters will be at this, the most 
magnificent hotel in Ohio, situated upon the renowned Euclid 
Avenue, one block away from the business section. The rate 
will be $2. 50 per day — a very great reduction. Manager Aiken- 
head says: "The Stillman has very pleasant recollections of the 
Delta Tau Delta conventions of the past ; and I assure you no 
eflfort will be spared to make the convention of this year the 
greatest of all." If you are still skeptical as to the delights 


of living at the Stillman, write to President Babcock and get 
his opinion. 

Transportation, The railway lines seem to be more strin* 
gent this year than ever before in their requirements for a con- 
cession in rates, and then the rate a fare and a third, based 
upon the highest unlimited rate, with no stop-off privileges. 
They ask us to pay an agent in Cleveland during the conven- 
tion and demand lOO certificates or no reduction. We have 
never had icx) certificates, and we have decided that members 
can get a two<:ent-per-mile rate at that time by buying to city 
nearest his starting point. Later in the summer we will know 
what can be done in excursion tickets, such as are issued for 
Chautauqua and other resorts. My somewhat extensive ex- 
perience will be at the service of any one expecting to be 
present. Write me at any time. 

Banquet. The three days will be occupied, as is custom- 
ary, with the business sessions^ 

While the work in convention and committees is arduous, 
we shall plan social diversions as time will permit. The great 
social feature will be the banquet, which will be held the second 
evening (21st), thu^ enabling those to attend who cannot re- 
main three full days. 

We will have one of the three sur\dving founders present, 
and such other Delta notables whom we can persuade to lend 
their presence. 

That is all, I apprehend, the Editor expected me to say at 
this time, except to urge upon you all, old as well as young, 
passive as well as active, — you who live in the East and in the 
West and in the South, — to come up to this great convention 
and be benefited, and at the same time help each other and 
thereby the whole brotherhood. 

While the above-mentioned preliminaries are possibly 
necessary, they are really insignificant compared with the 
preparation to be made in the chapters before you separate 
for the summer. I am inclined to think sometimes that some 


chapters do not seem to have a complete conception of the 
importance of the Kamea in the life of the Fraternity. A. 
P. Trautwein once said he did not believe a man was a real 
Delta until he had attended a Kamea. The men that have 
been most prominent in the Fraternity have been those who 
have attended the conventions. The same is true of chapters. 
At least that has been our experience. In the eighties, while 
we were struggling with only a handful of men, we made it a 
point to have at least one and often more actives in attendance. 
There can be no excuse for a chapter not being represented 
or misrepresented. Send your best man. If possible, let him 
be one who will return in less than four weeks to the chapter 
hall to report for himself and for the Fraternity. In no other 
way can you learn all that was said and done. It will never 
be printed in full nor will missionaries be sent out to tell it to 
you. If you are unable to have your best man there, send 
another, and if it comes to the worst, send somebody. There 
will be countless circumstances to prevent the delegate chosen 
from attending; but let us rise above them all and after 
thirty-five years have one convention at which every chapter 
is represented, and that too from the very first session ! 

In addition to the delegates let there be a goodly number 
of visitors. You cannot send too many. Alpha had twenty- 
one men at the Cleveland convention in '82, Lehigh had twelve 
at Detroit in '85, Mu had seven at Louisville in '86. The 
various conferences have evoked considerable enthusiasm, as 
is right. In comparison with the Karnea they are as local 
conventions compared with the great national gatherings for 
which this country is becoming noted. Possibly the committee 
will issue a circular letter later. We shall be pleased to receive 
the address of any who will be interested in receiving informa- 
tion. We await your commands. 

Sherman Arter. 

760 Wilson Ave., Cleveland, Ohio. 



The wind is high, 

The stream is low ; 
Across the marsh 

The white mists go ; 
O'er fell and fen 

The sea-gull's plaint 
Comes like a wail 
From doleful saint 

But streams may flow, 
And storm-wmds blow, 
And white-wings go 

Across the foam ; 
Yet safe with thee. 
Content and free, 
I'd happy be 

With thee at home. 

The hanging clouds 
Release the rain, 
And warming floods 

Bathe path and plain ; 
The soothing breath 
From southern lea 
Comes like a song 
Of minstrelsy. 

Yet rains may pour, 
And clouds may lower 
And cover o'er 

Heaven's great blue dome ; 


Yet safe with thee, 
Content and free, 
I'd happy be 

With thee at home. 

The heavens disclose 

The summer sun, 
The clouds depart 

In unison ; 
O'er moss and moor 
Steal fairy fumes 
As if from eastern 

But sun or rain, 
Thy old refrain 
I'll sing again : 

" I'll ne'er more roam " ; 
But safe with thee. 
Content and free, 
I'll happy be 

With thee at home. 

Charles Henry Wills. 



No one who understands college life or college spirit as 
it manifests itself in the best colleges of the country to^ay 
can doubt that the fraternity system has come to stay. There 
are a few colleges that do not want fraternities, and a vastly 
greater number of colleges and so-called colleges in which no 
self-respecting fraternity would plant a chapter. The two or 
three great pious institutions, like Princeton, that lift up their 
hands in holy horror at the soimd of "fraternity" and "secrecy," 
and make their students put down their hands to solemn 
declarations to abstain religiously — with a few private reserva- 
tions and interjections — from these evils, are not after all real 
exceptions. Good, bad, or indifferent, the fraternity is here, 
and we must take it for better or worse, so long as we deal in 
college values. Its coin must be accepted as of the realm, and 
not as from foreign parts. Its fluctuations affect the whole 
higher education market, locally most, but generally, also, though 
less perceptibly. Granting the great value and permanence of 
the fraternity in college life, a very natural Yankee question 
arises as to the cost of the institution : the cost not merely in 
dollars and cents, but in time, energy and habit of mind. Is the 
right proportion being kept ? Are we not at times in danger 
of misplacing our emphasis.^ It seems to me after years of 
active experience in a fraternity, in all grades of positions and 
interested in all its various activities, after using unusual oppor- 
tunities for observation of other fraternities in many colleges, 
that frequently the cost is too great, the proportion of things 
wrong, the energy badly directed, the returns not equal to the 
expenditure of time and effort put into thenu At the risk of 


being misunderstood, of being called an old fogy, and of being 
tried for heresy, I want to lay aside for the present discussion 
all the good things that can be said of fraternities, — and no one 
who has read the Rainbow for the past four years doubts my 
faith in fraternities, — and call attention to what seem to me 
to be exorbitant prices paid in the fraternity world. It is not 
a rule that I am to discuss, but exceptions, or rather tendencies. 

In the first place, the price paid for new men is often too 
great. Rarely is the winning of any single man a matter of 
life or death with a chapter. " To win " is a good motto for a 
campaign, but easily made to cover a multitude of indiscretions ; 
and the price paid to win may after all be too great and paid 
too hastily. Instead of men with qualities as solid and rich and 
polishable as old mahogany, the stock is veneered. Take a 
concrete illustration. M. was a Phi Delta Theta whom I knew 
in college, — a very bright, capable, energetic, politic fellow. He 
soon became the leader in his chapter and swayed it to his way 
of thinking and doing — quick judgments, purchases at any 
price, and lavish expenditures of time and energy. Chapter 
interests were the first considerations in college life, and the 
campaign continual — Phi Delta Theta first, the college, the 
class and college work keeping up as best they might. Yet 
this chapter was not more successful than others in the college, 
and finally "jumped" to another fraternity. Another similar 
case was R., a Psi Upsilon, with much the same abilities used 
in much the same way. The result here was disastrous both 
to R. and to the chapter. He made two trials for his degree 
and failed: in one case two of his "co-workers" shared his fate. 
Because of the methods of working and their animus, the sym- 
pathies of solid alumni were alienated and the prestige of the 
chapter greatly reduced. The chapter got what it had wanted; 
but it had wanted the wrong thing, and had paid too dearly. 

I am not citing these instances because they represent 
Phi Delta Theta or Psi Upsilon, for I do not think they do, but 
because they are actual cases and not unique at all. Take a 


chapter of our own Fraternity which finds it necessary (?) to 
keep up through the year a high pressure of excitement, work- 
ing men in the neighboring preparatory and high schools. " In- 
spection parties" are given through the year; chapter dress- 
parade is the order of the day and the year. Why ? Because 
Psi Upsilon or Chi Psi and others do the same thing, and would 
get all the good men ! But, as a matter of fact, these rivals 
have not done so and never will. Right here I want to enter a 
protest against that sort of sham pride which prevents a 
chapter from stopping a campaign for a man — withdrawal of 
the invitation — when he has proved to be undesirable. I have 
known a chapter to keep on rushing a man, after admitting that 
he was not what they had thought him, simply because someone 
else wanted him. " It would look as though we pulled out, 
because we were getting beaten ! " Such nonsense makes me 
— sad. Now I submit the question: Are not these prices, 
exorbitant.^ Would not a little less hot-house rushing of 
chapter growth give more healthy life.^ Would it not be just 
as well to go a little slower in trying to swing men because 
someone else wanted them, and get better acquainted with men 
in the chapter who are worth knowing in the quiet of their own 
rooms ? In other words, I plead for assimilation and not mere 
accretions ; for growth into and in the chapter, not mere 
cohesion by accident or circumstantial pressure. The chapter 
or the fraternity is not of first importance in the life of a col- 
lege, and must not be allowed to be so in the life of a college 
man. It has its place and its claims, and both are high and 
mighty; but they are and ought to be . secondary. Whoever 
gives to them more time, thought or energy, in college, than to 
anything else, pays too high a price. 

In the second place, the tendency of the fraternity system 
is more and more to undue emphasis upon the social and con- 
vivial, rather than upon the essentially fraternal features which 
characterized the early years of the system. The system is 
paying too large a tribute to the tailor, to the furnisher, and to* 


Mumm. A chapter house is fast becoming a necessity to a 
good chapter. But must it necessarily be the finest at the 
college ? Shall it be a club or something more ? Must it not 
be rather by that indefinable something that will make the 
chapter house a chapter home, that the place will be attractive 
to fraternity men ? By all means let us continue to insist that a 
man shall be well-bred and well dressed and worthy of a perma- 
nent place among us for himself. The man who will contribute 
most to the social prestige of the chapter may be far from the 
best man for the chapter ; and yet to-day in too many chapters 
of too many fraternities they are in great demand and bring 
the highest prices. I am not objecting to these men merely 
because their social graces are great, or because a chapt^ 
covets them; but I am objecting to the obvious tendency to 
overvalue these qualities, to put them at the head of the list of 
qualifications of a fraternity man and to bid accordingly. Delta 
Tau Delta is by no means the greatest sinner in this respect, 
S)ie is following and not setting the fashion. We need to do 
less speculating and more character-farming. A larger invest- 
ment in wheat and fruit, and a smaller investment in orchids 
and roses, would be more to our permanent prosperity. 

To put the whole thing in a paraphrase of a homely old- 
time proverb, we are enamored of whistles and "pay too much 
for our whistles," which are likely to prove only whistles. For 
the result I fear. 

Kendric Charles Babcock. 





At the informal supper held at the Athletic Club on the 
evening of February first, the annual dinner was the subject 
under discussion for the evening, the desire being universally 
expressed that this be made the most successful of the series, 
being the celebration of the fifteenth anniversary of the Asso- 

The date fixed on was March 1 5. Morris and McClurg 
were added to the Committee on Arrangements, and that body 
was given full power to act for the Association on all questions 
which would come before it. Within a week that committee 
met and decided on the University Club as the place for giving 
the dinner ; and the active work of preparation was immediately 
begun and kept up until the brothers began to assemble at 
the appointed time and place. 

The Association wished to have more undergraduates 
present from the neighboring chapters than had been at pre- 
vious dinners ; but the Committee found to its regret that the 
date chosen was so late in the term that examinations inter- 
fered ; consequently we did not succeed to the extent desired 
However, Kenyon, University of Michigan, University of Wis- 
consin and Northwestern had delegations ; and these were as 
large as at any previous time. Nebraska would have had ft 
large delegation had it not been that the State oratorical con- 
test was to be held at Lincoln on that same evening. ATA 
represented the University, and the rest of the Chapter re- 
mained at home to cheer for their brother, whom they oonH- 
demly expected to cany off first honors. 


The Association and its guests assembled in the reading 
room of the club, and at exactly half-past seven the processional 
ivas formed and the line marched to the very handsome dining 
room, which was appropriately decorated with the colors of the 
Fraternity. The stiff and usual arrangement of the tables in 
the shape of a hollow square was abandoned, and the more 
social one of small tables substituted, with excellent effect. 
The ornaments consisted principally of our colors and flowers, 
a boutonniire of the Fraternity flower was at each plate, and the 
speakers' table in addition had a broad band of purple silk down 
the centre. 

Tomasso's Mandolin Orchestra had been secured for the 
evening and played while dinner was being served, but that 
being disposed of, was excused, as we thought we could our- 
selves produce more appropriate music for the latter part of 
the evening. 

Fifty-four members resident in Chicago and the western 
part of the country were present, and twenty-one chapters were 
represented, from Cornell to the University of Iowa, Univer- 
sity of Minnesota to De Pauw. Each having found the seat 
allotted to him on the diagram, an immediate attack was made 
on the menu. Menus are much the same the country over, 
and we will not take up space in giving ours ; but we wish all 
could see our menu card, for we think it the handsomest ever 
gotten up in the name of A T A. It was a combination one of 
sixteen pages, with covers bound by silk floss of the colors. 
The front cover was ornamented by a steel impression of the 
Association's coat of arms; the inside pages contained the 
menu, the programme of toasts, list of officers, and ten pages 
of songs, which were used to good effect during the evening. 

Northwestern had been appointed Committee on Music for 
the evening, and right well did that Chapter carry out its 
duties, the great success of the singing being due to the care 
with which the songs had been selected and practiced. The 
attack on the dinner having been successful, and the cigars 


being passed, our President called the attention of the company 
to the following programme : — 

TodstmasieTy Joseph Adams Kelsey, Butler University, Chicago. 

" Undergraduate Days " : Paul Kenyon, University of Minnesota, 

" Thoughts for the American Scholar " : Rev. Frank C. Lockwood, 
Northwestern University, Chicago. 

"Fraternity Dreams": James Curtis Jocelyn, Albion College, 
Dixon, 111. 

"Memories": Ernest R. Keith, De Pauw University, Indianapolis, 

" The Mission of College-bred Men " : Rev. John Mayhew Fulton, 
Wooster University, Chicago. 

"The Gentleman": Alfred F. Potts, Butler University, Indian^ 
apolis, Ind. 

" Some Points and Pointers " : Hon. Williamson Shaw Summers, 
Iowa State College, Lincoln, Neb. 

" The Barb who Was, the Greek who Is " : Julius Lischer, Univer- 
sity of Iowa, Davenport, Iowa. 

It is impossible for any one not a professional reporter to 
g^ve any account of the responses to these subjects which is 
at all adequate; a resume caLXiiiot in truth do them justice, and 
none will be attempted by me. Our Editor will be lucky if he 
can get copies and give them in full. 

The Association was unusually fortunate in that of the 
eight men who promised to speak. All were able to attend save 
the Rev. John M. Fulton, pastor of the First Presbyterian 
church, Lake View, and he was at the time confined to bed by 
a severe attack of la grippe. This unavoidable gap was filled 
in very kindly by Pearson of Northwestern, by the recitation 
of a poem called " Old Ace," which was received with enthu- 
siastic applause, and the Fraternity yell given with a vim which 


made the great elk's head, which ornaments the front of the 
balcony overhanging the room, blink its eyes. 

In fact we had a most varied programme for the evening : 
as, in addition to the various toasts, there were numerous Frater- 
nity songs, beginning with ** Our Delta Queen " and ending with 
the ^^ Purple i White and Goldy* at intervals during the evening ; 
fitting remarks by the Toastmaster; recitation by Pearson; 
solo by Narramore ; and cornet duet by Narramore knd Wilson^ 

Shortly after we were seated a telegram of congratulations 
was received from BY. At a few minutes past twelve the 
toastmaster called for the sentimental ballad of "John Jones," 
asking that all stand while singing it, and exercises closed by 
the customary chant of the praises of Wa-wa-he and Wa-wa-ho, 
under the leadership of Frank Morris, as usual. 

Just as we finished a Western Union messenger worked 
his way with difficulty up to Summers and handed him a mes- 
sage which he tore open nervously, glanced at, then waved it 
over his head with a " Hurrah boys, ATA represents Nebraska 
in the inter-state contest at Iowa City ! " Then went up a 
yell which completely neutralized all previous ones, and for a 
minute we wished we were at Lincoln. 

It was voted, by about twenty-five of the boys, as too early 
to go home as yet ; so an adjournment was taken to the caf6, 
to '< talk things over," and the exercises were extended until 
the wee sma' hours were waxing into larger ones ; and when 
the break-up came, it was with the unanimous vote that this 
had been the most enjoyable of all dinners, and the University 
Club the best place in the city for such celebrations. 

Dr. J. J. Davis came from Racine to meet with us, and 
said it was the first time in twenty-three years he had had 
the chance to attend a meeting of Deltas. 

Caylor says he prefers the University to the Athletic 
Club. You can't tell what is going to come when you press the 
button at the latter. 

Dr. Hurst was the oldest Alumnus present, he being of 


the class of *6g, while from that class to the present Freshman, 
there were but seven without from one to six representatives. 

Roy O. West was kept from the dinner because he was 
the candidate for city attorney, and the campaign opened that 

Our reform alderman, Jas. R. Mann, says he would not 
miss the annual dinner for the world. He is a very busy man, 

H. C. Alexander, Superintendent of Lincoln Park, brought 
all his dignity with him ; but you could not get him to be a 
mere spectator when the "walk around" is on. 

Summers, the Assistant Attorney-General of Nebraska, 
had only time to make the last train for Chicago. He did not 
even have a chance to go to Lincoln for his dress suit ; but he 
got here, though a court of the State had to postpone a suit. 

The following are those in attendance at the dinner : — 


J. C. Jocelyn '76, Dixon, Ills. 


L. K Fuller '77, Lowrie McClurg '79, Wharton Plummer '84. 


Clarence Boyle '80, Jos. A. Kelsey '81, Frank M. Morris '82, Alfred 
F. Potts '77 (Indianapolis), M. O. Narramore '85. 


M. £. Bourne '82. 


Lewis K. Malvern '92 (Elgin). 


Geo. A. Gilbert '79, Worth K Caylor '90, Ernest R. Keith '90 
(Indianapolis), Thaddeus S. AUee '92. 


Joseph R. Parker '71. 


Dr. J. J. Davis '72 (Racine), H. W. Mahan '76, James R. Mann '76, 
F. M. McKay '82, C. E. Brush '78, Jas. A. McLane '78, August 
Ziesing '78. 



Hon. W. S. Summers '82 (Lincoln, Neb.) 


Julius Lischer '88 (Davenport), H. B. Lusch '89. 


H. B. Swayne '92, Harry St C. Hathaway '96 (Gambler). 


Everett B. Camp '91. 


H. C. Alexander '82, Cyrus W. George '94, Geo. J. Sunday '94, Jas. 
M. Swift '95 (Ann Arbor). 


Paul K Kenyon '92. 


Rev. Frank C. Lockwood '93, Chas. D. Lockwood '93, £. M. Pallette 
'94, P. M. Pearson '95, K B. Witwer '95, R. C. Brown '96, 
K H. Pierce '96, James Potter '96, A. J. Waller '96, R. D. 
Williams '96, L. A. Wilson '97, K D. Dennison '98, F. H. 
Haller '98, J. M. Springer '98. 


£. L. Scott '91. 


J.T. Lord '92. 


Rev. Ernest W. Oneal '85 (Plato Centre, Ills.) 


Dr. N. N. Hurst '69. 


Geo. O. Buchholz '96. 


Isaac R. Mansfield '85. 

* Names not followed by a dty address are residents of Chicago. 



[It is not only impossible, but would be unjust to our readers, to publish all 
the matter which is sent us ; and we have made an especial effort to avoid matter 
which has in any way appeared before. We feel» however, that no one who reads 
the following toast, given at the banquet of the Chicago Alumni Association, 
wiir accuse us of editorial indiscrimination. — £d.] 

Mr, Toast-Master and Brother Deltas : 

It is exceedingly gratifying to me to-night to be able to 
be present at this annual dinner of the Chicago Alumni Asso- 
ciation. Two years ago I had hoped to be with you and wit- 
ness the initiation of our Northwestern Chapter ; and again, a 
year ago, I expected to see the old badge pinned upon the Uni- 
versity of Illinois boys. But the fates were not propitious, and 
I was disappointed ; so that to-night finds me for the first time 
meeting the members of this Association. Gentlemen, I am 
glad to meet you. There is something in the hearty hand- 
shake and twinkling eye of a brother which sends a thrill to 
our very souls and makes us stronger, happier and better men 
for the meeting. 

But though I was unable to be present at the birth of our 
two Illinois chapters, I have always taken a keen interest in 
their welfare, and am glad to-night to see, as the representa- 
tives of these chapters, such a sturdy lot of yearlings and two- 
year-olds : youngsters who are not a whit behind their sires in 
spirit, metal and appetite, as has been amply demonstrated at 
this, what a ranchman might call our << annual round-up"; for 
we all belong to the same ranch and bear the same brand — 
the square mark. 


On looking over the toast list I was a little curious as to 
why " Undergraduate Days " was assigned to me ; whether I 
was supposed to be adapted in any particular way to respond 
to this subject. I do not suppose there was any idea of alliter- 
ation in assigning " Undergraduate Days " to an undersized 
man, so presume it must have been in recognition of my long 
experience as an undergraduate — a delicate roast ; but I am 
willing to admit I served my full time and got no discount 
for good behavior, although Prexy was inclined to release me 
on parole on one occasion during my Sophomore year. 

We all know that poem of Lowell's beginning 

*' And what is so nure as a day in June ? 
Then, if ever, come perfect days.*' 

The poet is right ; and I believe as he wrote those lines 
be was thinking of June days on his old college campus. I 
can imagine him now, reclining beneath some gnarled oak, a 
text-book beneath his head (that is the place for a text-book on 
such days), listening to the singing of the birds in the trees 
about him or gazing listlessly at the fleeting clouds in the per- 
fect sky, until his mind wanders away from the little cares to 
which even an undergaduate is subject, and is given up entirely 
to the muses. Brothers, will we ever know such days again ? 
Perhaps for a short period during our summer vacation, when 
we have stolen away from the cares and duties of life, we may 
imitate that old college abandon. But it is only an imitation. 
Those four long years of happy, joyous youth are gone forever, 
and live only in our memory ; but in our memory they will live 
bright and prominent as long as breath is left in these poor 
bodies. It is the memories which bring us to these annual 
dinners and take us, as alumni, to the Division Conferences 
gnd the General Kameas, that we may live over again with the 
undergraduates those happy days. What is pleasanter than to 
see two old, gray-hared veterans of the fraternity wars meet 
after years of separation ? There is a moisture in their eyes 
which tells of the feeling in their hearts. The stranger is in» 


vited to the home of his friend, meets his wife and children^ 
and sits at his table. After dinner these two old cronies slip 
away by themselves, light their cigars and sit up until way into 
the nighty living over those four long years in as many hours ; 
and they go to bed younger, happier and more contented 

But I am wandering from my subject. I am supposed to 
speak of the undergraduate himself — that happy-go-lucky in- 
dividual who parts his hair in the middle and takes his cock- 
tail on the side. He sticks a chrysanthemum in his buttonhole, 
and a cigarette in his face, and imagines himself the superior 
of the Count de Castellane ; — and, gentlemen, I believe he is. 
I believe he is more fitted to become the husband and pro- 
tector of our American girls than any decrepit, broken-down, 
blue-blooded, blue-bellied tramp from across the pond. Our 
American college undergraduate is the ideal of carelessness and 
deviltry. He is sipping the joys of life and throwing out the 
dregs. Heis a curious combination of saint and sinner, fool 
and philosopher. He spends fifteen minutes digging on Homer 
and thirty polishing his shoes. You ask him about his work, 
and he is driven to death. In the forenoon he attends lectures 
and entertains the Co-eds. In the afternoon from to 4.00 he 
has laboratory work, during which he spends five minutes look- 
ing out of the window to every one in his microscope ; from 
4.00 to 6.00 he has foot-ball practice; from 6.00 to 8.00 he 
plays billiards ; from 8.00 to 10.00 strolls with his best girl; 
from 10.00 to 12.00 paints the town; takes lunch at i.oo ; is 
put to bed at 2.00 ; and kicks in class the next morning on the 
long lessons. 

Yet we love him : we love him for his companionship ; we 
love him for his ability to carry class elections ; and above all, 
we love him for his devotion to his fraternity. He cuts recita- 
tions with a sang froid that is captivating. He plays tennis 
with a skill which, applied to science, would make him famous. 
In class he recites from general knowledge, bluffs the Professor 


and scores a ten. He dodges the subscription paper and stands 
off his landlady ; disputes his wash-bill and rides in his chum's 
carriage to the Junior hop. He talks nonsense and advocates 
fraternity extension ; can size up a Freshman at a glance and 
tell the chapter roll of every rival fraternity in the institution. 

This is our ideal college fraternity man, the very thought 
of whom makes us wish we were back again as Juniors, sharing 
his pleasures and his boarding-house steak and perhaps flirting 
with his mistress. 

But he has his troubles. This morning he saw his best 
girl talking with a Psi U in the hall, and she looked pleased ; 
he characterized the fellow as the simpering jay who dances 
like an ice wagon, but in his heart he knows he is a nice fellow 
and he feels uncomfortable. At noon his remittance has not 
arrived, and at night his room-mate has worn off his last clean 
shirt and he can't keep his date. 

From the moment we arrive in our little college town and 
ask the way to our future alma mater, until we receive the 
coveted sheepskin from Prexy's hand with a lot of Latin 
gibberish we don't understand and don't care to, life is one 
grand panorama ; looked upon at the time with mingled pleasure 
and vexation, but looked back upon now with a feeling hard to 
describe : a certain pleasure as those memories are recalled, yet 
an indefinite sadness that they are but memories. 

Well do we remember how, as newcomers, we enter the 
Registrar's office in our dignity and our Prince Albert coat, our 
heart beating a tattoo against the high school diploma in our 
inside pocket, pay our fee and become members of the great 
university. We stroll out into the hall and meet an upper 
classman from our own town. He is very nice to us, and says 
he would like to have us meet some of the boys. He takes us 
through the halls, through the different buildings and about the 
campus, passing any number of jolly fellows whom we would 
like to meet ; but we return to the starting point without being 
introduced to any one. He says he could not find any of the 


boys, and we don't understand. We have not yet learned that 
a man wearing a pin never introduces a newcomer to a pin of a 
different shape. A little later our brains are filled with curious 
and grotesque combinations of Greek letters which we are 
unable to straighten out ; and our time is occupied with dainty 
luncheons, delightful drives and little theatre parties, all at 
someone else's expense. Finally, all too soon, we join some 
society and our free drives and theatre tickets are at an end, 
and we are putting up for the more sensible fellows who have 
not yet joined. 

1 will not weary you with the embryonic development of 
this type of the genus fwmo, through his Freshman simplicity, 
his Sophomore deviltry, his Junior flirtations and his Senior 
dignity, but will only warn our undergraduate friends present 
that, as Seniors, there is danger of becoming too dignified. I 
have had experience. There were three of us during our 
Senior year, and a more conceited trio it would be hard to find. 
We started in with the intention of impressing the underclass- 
men of the chapter with our fraternity wisdom and foresight. 
We certainly made an impression. It was our custom to come 
into fraternity meetings a little late, to show the youngsters 
that our time was precious and that they should appreciate the 
interest we took in them and in the chapter. One evening, 
coming in late as usual, we met with a most enthusiastic re- 
ception — indeed, the reception was so overwhelming that we 
were borne to the floor and bound hand and foot and laid in a 
row on one side of the hall. We were told it was a punish- 
ment for being late ; but I believe it was an attack on our dig- 
nity. Not content with this, our vests and shirts were torn 
open and a generous supply of beautiful snow was laid to rest 
on our bosoms, where it slowly melted and trickled along our 
ribs and formed ice cold pools along our spinal columns, we 
meanwhile reflecting on man's inhumanity to man and trying 
to decide whether Senior dignity was what it was cracked up to 
be. Gentlemen, if you must be dignified, be discreet about it 


and don't lay it on too thick before underclassmen. It is not 
conducive to long life. 

A talk from a member of Beta Eta seems hardly complete 
without some reminiscences of our worthy President. We are 
proud of him, for we feel that he is the result of our handi- 
work : all that he is he owes to the training he received at our 
hands. We worked him hard> but it was for his good. It was 
he to whom we entrusted the financial affairs of the chapter, 
in order to give him a business training. Though he often had 
to reach into his own pocket to settle our coal bills, it was but 
value received for the experience. It was K. C. who always 
paid double the room rent and got double the abuse. It was 
he whom we always worked for car fare and coaxed to sew on 
our buttons. Were it not for the high office he now holds I 
would draw aside the curtain and entertain you with a glimpse 
of his undergraduate and post graduate life ; but as we delight 
to look upon those in high office as something above ordinary, 
I will refrain and leave your idol unshattered. 

And now, gentlemen, in closing I have one request to 
make, which is. That the members of this association, when in 
the Twin Cities on business or pleasure, will remember when 
in Minneapolis that within fifteen minutes ride from the cen- 
tre of the city there is a chapter of your old college fraternity, 
where a younger generation is laboring enthusiastically and 
earnestly to uphold the honor and dignity of Delta Tau Delta, 
and where young hearts and brains are devoted to the cause of 
the Beautiful and the Good. Gentlemen, call on them. They 
will be pleased to see you, will entertain you royally, and I 
doubt not will ask you to come again. 

Paul E. Kenyon. 




The University of Mississippi, where Pi Chapter of A T A 
is located, has been in operation for a period of nearly fifty years, 
its first session having opened on Nov. 6, 1 848. In the same 
year in which the Institution was bom, the Rainbow of frater- 
nal friendship appeared to seven students who had come to 
frequent the campus of the young University; and Iris, Mes- 
senger of the Gods, whispered to them the secret of the brother- 
hood of men. Chapter Pi, therefore, first as the S. A. Chapter 
of the W. W. W. Fraternity, founded here in 1 848, and after- 
wards as a chapter of A T A, has a history co-existent with that 
of the Institution. Some of the most distinguished sons of our 
Alma Mater are Rainbows and Deltas, and from the very first 
our grand old Fraternity has impressed itself upon every 
student body and has helped to mould the history of each suc- 
ceeding college year. 

Thus it is that we wish to give you an historical sketch of 
the University of Mississippi and a brief review of the Frater- 
nity's doings in this part of the Delta world. Though our 
knowledge of other fraternities is to some extent limited, yet 
we believe we are safe in asserting that no fraternity has any 
one chapter around which is clustered more historical interest. 
I will refer to this point further on and state it now, to serve 
as a period to what has been said in regard to the connection 
between the history of this Institution and the Chapter. But 
to give some points of interest about the University of Missis- 


The means for establishing the Institution were derived 
from the sale of the township of land set apart for that purpose 
by Congress when Mississippi entered the sisterhood of States. 
Owing to the uncertain state of affairs about that time, settle- 
ment not having been made with the Indians for lands held by 
them, this township of land was not used in the way in which 
it was intended it should be when donated. After some not 
very successful manipulation on the part of those who had the 
matter in charge, the land was sold by an act of the Legislature, 
and the funds thereby derived were set apart for the University. 
In 1 844, Oxford, Lafayette Co., Miss., was chosen as the seat 
of the Institution, and by Nov. 6, 1848, the University was in 
successful operation. 

The income derived from the original donation amounts to 
f 32,643 annually. With this sum twenty-one schools are sup- 
ported in the Academic Department, besides the Law School. 
The degrees of B. P., B. S., B. L., C. E., B. A., M. A., and 
Ph. D., are all offered; and there have been 1,132 graduates, 
537 of whom took the Bachelor of Arts degree. There is no 
Preparatory Department connected with the Institution. The 
facilities for presenting these courses are excellent. The 
Chemical Laboratory and Mineralogical and Geological Depart- 
ments are all well equipped for practical work, the collection of 
fossils in the Geological Rooms being one of the most interesting 
that can be found anywhere. The Physical Laboratory has 
been recently fitted up with a magnificent telescope, made in 
Dublin at a cost of Jl9,ooo. In 1889, a beautiful Library 
Building was erected, and the collection of over five thousand 
volumes of books was removed from the main building to more 
commodious quarters. A new Y. M. C. A. Hall, Elocution 
Hall, and Lecture Room for the Law School, have been com- 
pleted this year; and under the excellent management of our 
esteemed Chancellor even better things are in store for the 
Institution. He has succeeded, with the co-operation of Missis- 
sippi Representatives in Congress, in obtaining for the Univer- 


sity the grant of another township of land, from which it is 
hoped to derive additional funds. 

This sketch could be continued ; but as space is limited, 
I must proceed to say something of the Chapter. As the 
mother chapter of the Rainbow Fraternity, whose charter 
members are charter members of Pi in accordance with the 
articles of confederation adopted by W. W. W. and ATA, 
our chapter is older by twelve years than Delta Tau Delta it- 
self. In its archives are the records, seals and traditions of 
W. W. W., and minutes dating as far back as 1858, at a time 
previous to the birth of Delta Tau Delta. . The seat and centre 
of the Rainbow Fraternity was here, and it was from this 
place that the policies and the influence of W. W. W. were 
disseminated all over the South. 

During the Chapter's existence, notwithstanding her ex- 
treme conservatism, she has enrolled at this place alone over 
two hundred men, among them some of the most influential 
in the State. I might name Hon. H. L. Muldrow, Assistant 
Secretary Int. Dept. under Mr. Cleveland and Congressman 
from Mississippi; Hon. J. W. Cutrer and Hon. J. S. Sexton, 
members of Constitutional Convention of Mississippi in 1 890 ; 
Professors W. H. Carter and J. M. Sullivan, Centenary Col- 
lege ; and Prof. Dabney Lipscomb, A. and M. College, Missis- 
sippi; besides many other prominent lawyers and politicians 
throughout the State, a large number of whom have been 
honored with positions of public trust. 

The records show a surprisingly large per cent, of honors 
taken by members of the Fraternity ; and from the beginning 
of her history her men have always ranked as leading spirits 
in the University. Chapter Pi has a glorious history behind 
her, one of which her present sons are justly proud — a good-by 
heritage which they will ever cherish in sincere loyalty to 
their Alma Mater, the good old Rainbows of the olden time 
and grand old Delta Tau. 




A thousand fancies flit about me 

Like moonbeams on the changing sea, 

Into my soul fond memories gliding 

Leave my heart with sadness chiding. 

Old Grecian verbs and Latin phrases 

Drive my mind in weird mazes, 

While pronouns of the French extraction 

Affect me with profound abstraction. 

Then all the powerful kings of France 

Lead fact and fiction through a merry dance. 

Fond studies of old pedagogues 

Lead back to Plato's dialogues, 

When Socrates in tones ironic 

Cured ignorance or left it chronic. 

Algebra and Geometry 

Delight my mind to exercise : 

From zero to infinity, 

Calculus gives vision to my eyes. 

Now Biology turns the wanderer's way. 

Showing '< how men grow and how decay.' 

Political Economy, with Logic, too, 

O'er barren wastes sound maxims strew, 

And through hard study till it's late 

Teach how to guide the ship of state. 

Fair scenes of the long ago past 

On immortal canvasses were cast. 

When with book, heart and folio 

I loitered hours in the studio. 

The drills which wise men laud 

When wc are in the awkward squad 



I well remember. They'll be missed : 

The sergeants said, " Port arms. Dismissed." 

Now dreamingly sound voices near 

That sang in chapel hymns so dear, 

Recalling in the life of Jesus 

Sweet truths we gained from exegesis. 

Thoughts that lift us to our God, 

Lessening the terrors of His rod. 

tender Word of Life, so pure, 

Do Thou from sin our souls immure. 
But through the haze which fancy traces 

1 see the present hour, the happy faces ; 
Around me kind hearts and helpful friends. 
Heaven be with you till our journey ends. 
Of the future I may not speak : 

'Twill wander o'er us week by week. 

'Tis like the budding of a rose 

Whose future — 'tis only God who knows : 

Like it we all shall sink to dust. 

But, like the flower, in Him we trust 

K P. S. Miller. 



The Thirteenth Annual Conference of the Northern Divi- 
sion has met and adjourned ; and all present are unanimous in 
affirming it to be the most successful the Northern Division has 
seen for years. Its success throughout was largely due to the 
generous hospitality and faultless arrangements of the entertain- 
ing chapter, B ^, and reflects great credit upon that young and 
energetic chapter. 

On May 8, the delegates from the several Middle States 
were met at their arrival at the Union Depot by members of 
B ^ Chapter and escorted at once to the beautiful new Chitten- 
den, the pride of Columbus, which serves as the headquarters 
during the convention. 

On May g, the first session opened and the preliminary 
business was disposed of, awaiting the arrival of all delegates. 

On May lo, the session was opened by an eloquent address 
of welcome by A. C. Harvey, B *, which was followed by 
papers from President Hains, J. S. Abercrombie, B B, and 
C. H. Brownell, Mu. 

The assembly began work in earnest, voted in its new con- 
stitution, and disposed of a great deal of important business. 
The proceedings of the Conference were full of energjy and 
spirit throughout. 

At 3.00 P.M., the assembly adjourned to attend a reception 
tendered the delegates by Governor McKinley and Staff, and 
from the State Building they proceeded at once to Pfeifer's Art 
Gallery, where a g^oup picture of the Conference, containing 
about thirty-five delegates, was taken. 


After a short, spirited session the Convention adjourned 
sine die to assemble soon again with smiling faces round the 
banquet board. 

Perhaps no better idea can be gained than from the press 
notice taken in part from the Ohio State Journal ol May ii : — 

The Delta Tau Delta Convention, which for the past two days 
has been holding sessions in the Chittenden Hotel, closed last night 
The general policy of a great many fraternities has been to plant 
chapters in nearly every college or university they could. While in 
new fraternities an aggressive spirit is absolutely necessary, there is 
such a thing as making a fraternity too cheap. 

Lately the leaders of the Delta Tau Delta Fraternity have felt 
that they have reached a point where conservatism might well ex- 
press their policy. For several years this Fraternity has entered 
only the best institutions in the country. 

The sessions of the Conference just closed showed full approval of 
this policy of the Arch Chapter. When a school is showing signs of 
decadence, or when the personnel of the students is being lowered, 
there no fraternity, at least such a one as the Delta Tau Delta, can 
do their alumni any good or add to their general reputation by plant- 
ing a chapter. Many new and important changes have lately been 
made in regard to the internal affairs of the Fraternity. 

Yesterday afternoon at 3 o'clock the delegates, visitors and 
alumni were tendered a reception by Governor McKinley and some 
of the officers of State. 

Last night the annual election of officers took place. A high 
compliment was paid President Robert L. Harris of Chi, Kenyon 
College. He was unanimously reelected President. President 
Harris is rapidly coming to the front as one of the leading fraternity 
men of America. For Vice-President there was chosen J. Q. 
Davis, Beta Zeta, Butler University, Irvington, Ind. ; Treasurer, O. 
H. Reed, Iota, Michigan Agricultural College; Secretary, H. R. 
Wilson, Beta, Ohio University, Athens. 

At II P.M. the guests, alumni and delegates sat down to the 
banquet. Hie design of the table was the ATA monogram. Pan- 
sies, the Fraternity flower, formed the centre-piece, with the scarlet 
carnation of the O. S. U. as a border. 


Huge banks of palms and roses formed a margin about this 
centre-piece and completed the floral decorations ; while the royal 
purple, white and gold hung in rich profusion from the chandeliers 
to the corners of the square. 

The full tints of the rainbow, emblematic of the old Rainbow 
Fraternity, caught up the soft light and reflected again upon the 
ancient symbols of the " Mystic Seven " and the old W. W. W. 

During the banquet the music was furnished by Professor 
Neddermeyer's Orchestra. After the refreshments came the oratory. 

Prof. W. M. Porter, without whom no Delta banquet is com- 
plete, acted as symposiarch. His opening speech was one long to 
be remembered by the Greeks. 

The following toasts were responded to : " The Arch Chapter," 
C. W. McCaskill, Mu, Ohio Wesleyan; "The Delta Tau Delta 
House," W. W. Wood, Kappa, Hillsdale, Mich. ; " Sojourners 
Within Our Gates," Gen. H. A. Axline; "The Young Chapter," 
J. S. Abercrombie, Beta Beta, De Pauw University, Greencastle, 
Ind. ; " Early Day of Deltaism," E. R. Tarr, Beta Phi, Ohio State 
University ; " The Best Toast of All," G. Fred Williams, Chi, Ken- 
yon ; "The Future of the Northern Division," Pres. R. L. Harris. 

All the toasts were received with enthusiasm ; and time and 
again the speakers were interrupted by rounds of applause. 

General Axline, Mu '72, and G. Fred Williams, Chi '95, carried 
off the honors of the evening, if honors could be assigned ; and the 
ovation they received at the close of their toasts will not soon be 
forgotten by the large company present. 

At frequent intervals Delta songs, such as only the Delta Quar- 
tette of Chi can give, awoke the echoes of the halls around the ban- 
queting room. Impromptu toasts and speeches were given by Mr. 
E. S. Davis, Judge David F. Pugh, Mr. S. P. Bush and others. 

The banquet closed with the famous " Choctaw Walk Around" ; 
and it was at a late hour when the last echoes of " Wannehee 1 " and 
" Wanneho 1 " died away and the party broke up for the night. 

The Convention has been a success in every respect. Great 
credit is due the local chapter. This morning those remaining will 
be shown over the city by special car and carriages. The next an- 
nual convention of the Northern Division will be held under die 


auspices of Kappa, Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, Mich., May 10-13, 
1896. The National Convention of the Fraternity will meet in 
Cleveland, Aug. 24-27, 1895. 

At 10 o'clock on Saturday morning the delegates assem- 
bled in the corridors of the Chittenden were escorted en massi 
to High Street, where a special car, appropriately decorated 
with bunting and streamers of purple, white and gold awaited 
them. Running on special time, the car, loaded with merry, 
enthusiastic delegates, glided swiftly over the beautiful avenues 
of Columbus, toward the " Institution for the Blind." Spirited 
fraternity songs and the frequent " Rah ! Rah ! Delta " re- 
sounded from the gaily decorated car. 

At the " Institution for the Blind " the delegates were 
met at the car by the Institution's band, which escorted them 
through the park to the main building, where an informal recep- 
tion was tendered the delegates. Professor Porter made a 
neat impromptu address of welcome, to which Pres. R. L. 
Harris responded on behalf of the visitors, expressing their 
pleasure and appreciation of the hearty welcome accorded them. 

Here the delegates enjoyed a rare treat in a musical way. 
At the suggestion of Professor Porter, two of the inmates of 
the institution, a young lady and young gentleman, volunteered 
a solo and an instrumental selection. 

It was both a surprise and pleasure to find here such 
remarkable musical talent. 

After a few moments the delegates assembled again before 
the Institution, and with the band at their head, to the inspir- 
ing strains of " Georgia," they marched back to their special 
car, where, with the band duly installed in front, they hastened 
away over their merry course to the " State Institution for the 
Insane," the " Ohio State University," and the many strange 
and interesting institutions and sights which the Capital City 

Everywhere the boys were received with a hearty welcome ; 
and when their special car, with its brass band and streamers 



of purple, white and gold, drew swiftly up before the Chitten- 
den for dinner, a jollier, happier, more enthusiastic lot of fellows 
could not be found. 

The now familiar " Rah ! Rah ! Delta" resounded through 
the corridors for the last time, and the merry party separated, 
isome to leave at once for their homes, others to enjoy the fur- 
ther hospitality of the B * boys, but all carrying away with 
them only the pleasantest memories of the Thirteenth Con- 
ference, the hospitality of B * Chapter, and the cordial recep- 
tion accorded them by the Capital City. 

The following is a list of those present : — 

Judge Pugh, B, '78. 
Professor Porter, Mu. 
General Axline, Mu, '72. 

B. L. McElroy, B Z, '82. 
S. P. Bush, Mu, '85. 
M. T. Hines, N, '83. 
Van Horn, B K, '96. 
Reed, I, '96. 

Wood, K, '96. 

E. Davis, Mu, '87. 

J. Abercrombie, B B, '95. 

J. Q. Davis, B Z, '96. 

C. H. Brownell, M, '95. 
E. R. Tarr, B *, '96. 
H. R. Wilson, B, '96. 
R L. Harris, X, '96. 
A. C. Harvey, B *, '96. 
McCaskili, M, '96. 

W. D. Blake, X, '97. 
Addison, B <>, '95. 

Dietrich, B, '95. 

Bright, B, '96. 

Sharts, B *, '97. 

Tanner, B *, '95. 

Coleman, B ^, '96. 

Bos wick, B ^, '97. 

McGuire, B"*, '95. 

Carlisle, B 4>, '98. 

Middleton, B «, '96. 

C. P. Mottlcy, X, '95. 

F. Williams, X, '95. 

H. A. Barber, X, '96. 

T. O. Youtsey, X, '98. 

F. W. Alden, X, '95. 

W. B. Clark, X, '98. 

H. St. C. Hathaway, X, '97. 

H. Williams, X, '96. 

W. A. Grier, X, '97. 

C. Southworth, X, '98. 

R. L. Hi 



Karnea, Cleveland, August 20, 21, 22. Stillman Hotel. 

We wish hereby to acknowledge our obligations and to 
express our thanks to those who have kindly contributed to the 
pages of The Rainbow, to President Babcock for many in- 
valuable suggestions, and to William Howe, B Z, '94, now in 
Harvard University, for help in various capacities. For what 
we have ourselves done, the approbation of our readers — if we 
may claim so much — is gratifying reward. 


In the article in this number bearing the above title, ex* 
President McClurg makes public many facts which have hitherto 
been not generally known. The article will be of value to 
any one interested in the Fraternity, and should certainly be 
read by all Delts. 


Some of our newer chapters may not know that the 
General Fraternity is still in possession of some of our song 
books, which may be had for a very little money. Music is an 
important element in the life of some of our chapters. The 
fellows at Chi have often been luring Lore-Lets with their 
music ; but instead of leading to destruction, they have led in 


the *' spike." This collection of songs is not old and wanting in 
harmony, neither is it ''up to date" or Wagnerian. The songs 
are sweet and simple, and make the memory of fraternity meet- 
ings more lasting and pleasant. Who will ever forget ''John 


Mr. Sherman Arter, who is chairman of the Cleveland 
committee of the Kamea, contributes an article in this number 
which should be read by all who expect to attend the Kamea. 

We hardly know where to begin in urgfing everybody to 
go. We do not believe anybody who attends will be disap- 
pointed. One never realizes what Delta Tau Delta means until 
one has seen a national gathering. Many men go through 
college and fraternity life without taking advantage of the 
opportunities afforded by the latter of becoming acquainted 
with men from every part of the country. The Fraternity is 
not only an organization for whiling away a few friendly hours 
every week during one's college course ; it is not primarily an 
oratorical training school ; it is certainly not superficial and of 
the immediate only. Our Fraternity has a far greater purpose 
and a deeper meaning than these things. If its opportunities, 
benefits and pleasures ended with one's college days, it could 
be questioned in many instances whether fraternity life was a 
success. Any member of our Fraternity who will but become 
acquainted with other members of the Fraternity, will open for 
himself just so many opportunities of enlarging his own life and 
those with whom he comes in contact. To know men in many 
cities is a kind of education in itself. Come to the Kamea, 
therefore, and get acquainted with a host of the best college 
men. Delts from every section of the country will be present 
— men whom it is a pleasure to know, and will some day be an 
honor. Now, everybody drop his provincial self and come out, 
and be cosmopolitan ; be a citizen of the Country rather than of 
the country. 


We cannot forbear adding another word of praise to Mr. 
Arter's remarks about the "Stillman." Every Delta who has 
been there, and some of us have been there for two and three 
Kameas, will be right glad to go there again. It is conveniently 
and delightfully located, well managed and luxuriously equipped 
If Cleveland becomes the capital of Delta Tau Delta, the 
*' Stillman " should be the capitol. 


In the fraternity hall of our Beta Beta Chapter, Green- 
castle, Indiana, there hangs, among some more pretentious works 
of art, a modest frame containing four photographs. These pho- 
tographs were placed on the wall in remembrance of the dark 
days of that chapter, when the "big four," as they were often 
afterwards called, were the only four. One of these pictures 
represents a young man of about twenty years, somewhat clerical 
in appearance, and seemingly wanting in nearly all those 
qualities of personality which have since distinguished him. To 
those of us who, but a few years ago, were wont to call the 
Hon. Roy O. West by familiar names, and who used 

" To walk with him, in the hush 
Of still evenings, o'er the plush 
Of home-leading fields, and stand 
Long at parting, hand in hand,'' 

It will indeed seem strange to think of him now as filling one 
of the most responsible positions in the municipal government 
of Chicago. At the recent election he was elected City 
Attorney by a majority of 21,000 votes. 

In 1886 he entered De Pauw University and became a 
member of our Fraternity, and graduated in 1890. He imme- 
diately went to Chicago, and in less than five years has won one 
of the highest positions in the gift of that g^eat city. 

Brother West is now twenty-seven years old, the youngest 


City Attorney Chicago has ever had. He is not now, and 
never has been, a politician; with his sound judgment and 
ability to work, his integrity won him his honor. 


Upon a few occasions, the union of our Fraternity with 
the Rainbow Fraternity in 1 886 has been spoken of by writers of 
fraternity journals as not having manifested the greatest wisdom 
on the part of our Fraternity. We have never allowed these 
very occasional opinions to disturb us. We have always 
believed that that union was a benefit to the Fraternity, and are 
more strongly of that opinion to-day than ever before. 

To show what kind of men was graduated by a chapter of 
the Rainbow Fraternity, we publish below a letter from Prof. 
W. A. Alexander, of the Southwestern Presbyterian University, 
Clarksville, Tennessee. And we do not believe that that chapter 
was an exception. Prof. Alexander is an alumnus of the Uni- 
versity of Mississippi ; and was counted by some one, duplicating 
an old roll, as a member of the Rainbow Fraternity. Having 
heard that he was a member of another fraternity. Brother R. E. 
Wilboum, the newly-elected Vice-President of the Southern 
Division, wrote him regarding the matter. His reply is inter- 
esting in that it is an impartial statement concerning some men 
whose worth we believe has been underestimated by some fra- 
ternity writers commenting upon the union of 1886: — 

Clarksville, Tenn., March 15, 1895. 
R. K WiLBOURN, University Miss. 

Dear Sir: I am in receipt of your favor of the 8th inst, in- 
quiring into whether I was a member of the Rainbow Fraternity or 
of the Delta Psi. I am a member of the latter, and was never a 
member of the former. I am inclined to think that the name which 
you mistook for mine is that of Wm. J. Alexander of Marshall County 
(see Catalogue 1893-4, p. 63). 


The R. Fraternity embraced, during the five years of my con- 
nection with the University, some splendid men, and altogether was 
a most worthy organization. The valedictory in my class went to T. W. 
Stockard, a Rainbow, who possessed a gifted mind and was marked 
by great uprightness and integrity of character. His brother, C. C. 
Stockard, is — or was a few years ago — a physician in Columbus, 
and was a young man of splendid parts. C. M. Lyon was a genial 
and true man. T. D. Greenwood was brilliant, easily the intellectual 
giant and leader of the Class of 1876, — incorruptible and honorable 
in character. His early death was a sad blow to all his friends. 
D. Hughes Morrow, now of Dallas, Texas, and }. K Madison, now 
dead, were the orators of that fraternity, each with their silver tongues 
winning medals over gifted opponents, in declamatory and oratorical 
contests. Andrew £. Creighton was strong intellectually and physi- 
cally a giant, — a Northern man with Southern principles, — and 
wielded a great influence in college. Take it all in all, the R. Fra- 
ternity was perhaps at its best in that day, and was prominent in 
the race for all college and social distinctions. My relations were 
peculiarly pleasant with all the members of that fraternity, a cordial 
feeling that was not abated by the fact that I was of a different 
fraternity. While always deprecating that form of rivalry that takes 
the form of hostility, I early came to feel that a fraternity feeling was 
an advantage to me in college, and that it added a zest and stimulus 
to college competition. Pardon my expanding beyond a formal 
reply to your question and accept my thanks for your kind allusions 

to myself. 

Yours truly, 

W. A. Alexander. 



Phi Kappa Psi is now at the University of Nebraska. 

Phi Gamma Delta at her last convention voted to restrict ex- 
tension. She has now forty-six chapters. — The Shield, 

S N has entered the North Carolina Agricultural and Mechani- 
cal College, with a sub rosa chapter of six men — The Record. 

Vanderbilt University has under course of construction a build- 
ing to cost $60,000, for the accommodation of its medical depart- 

Purdue University has received an appropriation of $60,000, to 
rebuild the front of her burned engineering laboratory, and has had 
the annual appropriation for maintenance doubled. 

President Raymond of Union College, on March 8th, announced 
to this undergraduate body that the Chicago Alumni Association had 
pledged to give the institution a large and costly dormitory building, 
and also to endow a professorship. 

The University of North Carolina will celebrate its centennial 
June 5th. Alfred M. Waddell, of Wilmington, N. C, will deliver 
the oration. There will be a grand reunion of all the living alumni 
and a banquet in their honor. There are 436 students at the uni- 

In our last issue the following appeared : " S A £, one of our 
rivals, was removed from our midst when the 2 A £ fraternity with- 
drew from the list of our secret societies at the beginning of the 
college year. — ♦F A Correspondent to the Quarterly ixoxxa Trinity 
College." Mr. Burger, editor of the Record^ has written us denying 
this statement ; and we feel that it is only fair to 2 A £ to mention 
the communication of its editor. 


It is suggested in the March number of the Shield of Theta Delta 
Chiy by an elder alumnus, that a monogram badge be adopted, at 
least by the graduate members of the fraternity. The editor has 
encouraged correspondence on the subject, which may lead to some 
change in the style of their badge. 

The Delta of 2 N is still issued from Hiawatha, Kansas, although 
Mr. Harrington is no longer editor. At the recent convention of 
the S N Fraternity, held m Indiana, Mr. C. K Woods of the Jiich- 
mand (Ky.) Register was elected Grand Recorder, which includes 
the editorship and management of The Delta^ the salary being $600 
a year. — 7 he Caduseus, 

College libraries in America are increasing their lists. The 
Johns Hopkins library now has 60,000 volumes ; that of Amherst 
61,000; Brown, 73,000; University of Michigan, 80,000; Lehigh, 
90,000; Princeton, 91,000; University of Pennsylvania, z 00,000; 
Cornell, 150,000; Columbia, 155,000; Yale, 180,000; University 
of Chicago, 250,000, and Harvard 450,000. — The Campus, 

A recent issue of the New York World says : '* There is a new 
fad in town. It is to be found in the private stationery of certain 
college graduates. Instead of placing his family crest at the top of 
the page, the graduate has engraved a cut of his sedret society pin. 
This fashion is the outgrowth of the increase in this city of the clubs 
like the A ^, A ^, ^ Y, A K £, A A O, etc., having their origin in 
college secret societies." 

Princeton has decided not to play foot-ball, base-ball or any other 
game with the University of Pennsylvania during the next three 
years. The reason for this is said to be a desire to stop the al- 
leged practice of putting men on the Pennsylvania teams who are 
not undergraduates in the true sense of the word. The excuse is 
ridiculous in view of the past record of Princeton, and particularly 
in 1889, when Harvard refused to play with the New Jersey college 
on account of Wagenhurst and Donnelly. Harvard has made no 
objection to the Pennsylvania teams, and will probably play against 
them unless the faculty takes adverse action in regard to inter-col- 
legiate sports. As the matter stands now, Yale and Princeton will 


not play against Pennsylvania. Harvard will not play Princeton, 
and there is trouble between Yale and Harvard. — New York Even- 
ing Post 

The publication of a Greek newspaper in America is quite sur- 
prising. There is one, and only one, and that is published at No. 
2 Stone Street, New York, under the name Atlantis, and issued 
weekly. It has survived its first year and entered upon its second. 
It is meeting with considerable success and appears somewhat en- 
larged. It is Greek, and all Greek to us, so far as its contents go. 
Our Greek lexicon is too dusty and life too short to make any exami- 
nation of its contents ; but we mention it as a grand opportunity for 
American students to get some variety in Greek study. In our day 
we had nothing but the old musty Greek mythology, which was dry 
enough. To be able to read current topics in the original Greek 
must be truly refreshing. The journal is meeting with much favor 
among Greek students. It is neatly printed and deserves the hearty 
support of every college in the land. — Shield of Theta Delta Chi, 

The Yale Literary Magazine prize will not be awarded this year, 
because none of the essays handed in merited such recognition. 
Commenting editorially on this announcement and on Yale's unin- 
terrupted defeats in annual debating contests with Harvard, the 
New York Evening Post says : " That a * university,' with an under- 
graduate academic department of over i,ioo students, cannot pro- 
duce a single literary effort worthy of consideration for a prize, 
indicates either a very low order of intellectuality among the stu- 
dents, or a very general indifference to such honors. The latter is 
probably the real explanation of the case. In the early sixties, a 
Freshman on entering Yale had pointed out to him as the college 
heroes the great debaters of the two old open societies. To-day 
even those societies are dead. In those days the secret Freshman 
societies did a good work in initiating the students into the methods 
of parliamentary proceedings and teaching them to think on their 
feet. These societies, too, are dead — killed by the faculty as 
punishment for some boyish abuses which could have been eradi- 
cated by a little faculty oversight and interest, such as is bestowed 
on the big secret societies of the upper classes, whose influence on 


the college is not universally regarded as an unmixed good. In 
place of any kind of literary hero, the Freshman at Yale to-day has 
pointed out to him the champion slugger at foot-ball, the highest 
jumper, and the furthest thrower of the hammer. Even the cham- 
pion oarsman takes a second place in these days of higher athletics." 

Fraternities have their little individualities and eccentricities 
in a very much similar manner to individuals. Stated general 
gatherings are commonly known as Conventions ; but ATA holds 
Kameas ; K 2, Conclaves ; A T O, Congresses ; and O K 4^, Grand 
Arch Councils. Representative chartered bodies are denoted by 
the word " Chapter " ; but in ^ A X parlance they are " Charges," and 
in S A £ lingo " Kephs." ^ A 9 and B 9 n sanction probationary 
bodies, which are termed respectively '* Branches " and " Dispensa- 
tion Chapters." As regards designating chapters, much variance of 
method is noticed. « K S, A «, A X, « T A, n K A, and K A 
(Southern) use the Greek alphabet in regular sequence, as Alpha, 
Beta, etc. « A 0, O K "i", S A £, A T O, S O, Z «, and K A 
(Northern) designate by States : for instance. New York Alpha, etc. 
B e n, X n, S X, K S, X "i", A ^, A T A, « Y, and A K E have no 
stated system. Many of these seem to have started in regulation 
style, but have long since branched out in promiscuous lines. In 
early days letters designating name of chapter frequently represented 
some significant motto, but such a plan is now out of date. A A ^ 
and A Y follow the simplest method of any chapters, being known 
merely by name of institution at which located. Where a chapter 
roll has extended beyond a number of letters in alphabet, various 
means are employed, such as reduplicating, Beta-Beta, Gamma- 
Gamma, and so on. ^ F A and 9 A X employ the use of a small 
delta, signifying deuteron. — K K Journal. 




The spring term began at Allegheny with few changes and 
with but few new arrivals. We looked after several men and finally 
found two among them who have since proved themselves delightful 
brothers and worthy Deltas. We take pride in presenting Harry 
S. Schaffer and Harry E. Black, as they were (with one other whom 
we hope to pledge soon) the choice of the candidates for fraternal 
honors. We have left our former rooms and secured a suite suita* 
ble for large parties. 

On April 1 8th, the Pan-Hellenic Banquet was held, and the 
Deltas had declined to be present As the brothers gathered in the 
evening, it was clear to them that something must be done to sus- 
tain the reputation we are rapidly regaining. While we were pon- 
dering upon what was to be done we were surprised by the approach 
of some of our alumni members, who, realizing that in order to do 
whatever was to be done '' right " we would need assistance, had 
come to help us. As a result of the generosity of our alumni, 
principally that of Mr. Eagleson, to whom we are indebted for many 
past kindnesses, we were able to celebrate the occasion in a fitting 

We are represented on the track team by Brothers Andrews, 

Neff, Knapp, and Shaefer : we practically control the Intercollegiate 

field-sports, as Brother Harper has been honored with the office of 

Chief Marshal Brother Chamberlain will soon assume the duties of 

Cadet Major of the battalion, rounding out honors there. The 

year at Allegheny will wind up with our annual June Banquet, 

which will be held at the Commercial Hotel June 25, and at which 

we expect fifty Deltas. The alumni of Alpha are intensely loyal to 

their Chapter, and, I believe, return to her with lighter hearts than 

do the alumni of other chapters. 

John H. McCloskey. 

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The spring term is now well advanced, and those of our number 
who go out from us this year are directing their attention to the day 
when they shall bid adieu to active college life. 

The progress of Gamma along all lines during the past year has 
been very rapid. 

We are encouraged by the fact that we have fourteen good, big- 
hearted, loyal Deltas ; but we are also much cast down because we 
are to lose three of our best men by graduation. Brothers Arr, 
Sherrard and Fulton will take on the more serious things of life after 

So far as class honors are concerned. Gamma has had a very 
liberal share. Brother Sherrard was recently elected to the office of 
President of '95. Brother Darrah had the honor of being the first 
President of '98, and Brother McFadden is now filling that position. 
Brother Sherrard is also the hustling manager of our base-ball team. 

Brother Fulton won first place and the prize in the recent oratori- 
cal contest of Franklin and Washington Society. 

Brother Boyd is manager of the foot-ball team, and if present 
indications count be will have a victorious team. 

Brothers Boyd and McCurdy, our representatives on the Glee, 
Mandolin and Guitar Club, won great praise by their special numbers 
in a recent concert in Wheeling. 

Friday, May 3d, was the date of the Senior reception at the 
Female Seminary, and Gamma Chapter received an invitation to be 
present. We felt quite highly honored, as such an invitation has 
never before been extended to any of the other fraternities. We 
attended and had a good time. 

Our delegates to the Kamea are Brothers Eichenauer and 
Campbell ; but all the boys have signified their intention to attend. 

We were recently so unfortunate as to be burnt out, but our 
loss was inconsiderable. We are now comfortably installed in a fine 
suite of rooms, where we will take great pleasure in welcoming all 
Greeks of the square badge. 

We have not initiated any new men, but our prospects are good 
for several valuable additions. 

Jesse P. Martin. 



Since our last letter in February much has happened here. 

March 9th we had a triple initiation, and we take great pleasure 
in introducing to all good Deltas Brothers J. M. Barney, '98, K M. 
Ranter, '96, and F. B. Ainger, '98. After the initiation came the 
spread and talks of old times. Stories and good advice was furnished 
by Brothers B. S. Waite, A, '80 ; C. B. Collingwood, I, '85 ; J. N. 
Easterbrook, I, '87 ; P. M. Chamberlain, I, '88 ; W. L. Rossman, I, 
'89; and A. B. Robertson, I, with '97. 

We have at present eleven men in the Chapter and all working 
hard. A Chronicle^ the first in some time, will soon be ready for the 

The Junior Hop occurred the 19th of April. The class of '96 
deserve unstinted praise for the manner in which the whole affair 
was conducted. It was a success from beginning to end. 

Local Field-Day occurs to-day, the 4th. 

With few exceptions, the winners of to-day will represent us at 
Intercollegiate Field Day, which will be held at Hillsdale this year. 

Iota has but three athletes — Brothers Coats and Ainger, who 
are developing speed in the short runs, and Brother Reed, substitute 
pitcher of the first team. 

Brother Reed has been elected to represent Iota at the Divi- 
sion Conference, and your humble servant expects to shake hands 

with all good Deltas at the Karnea. 

Geo. W. Rose. 


In reviewing the efforts and events of our Chapter during the 
year so nearly at a close, we see everywhere written. Prosperity, 
Success. In opening the college year with nine men from a college 
of 500 students, ''our size" appeared insignificant; but it was the old 
story, quality won. From those nine were chosen two of the three 
captains of the college military, one first lieutenant, one second 
lieutenant, one first sergeant and one second sergeant ; also one of 
the two associate editors of the Collegian^ the President of Alpha 
Literary Society, the captain of the foot-ball team, and two members 



of the lecture course committee; while one was made assistant to 
the Professor of Chemistry. Early in the fall term we took in three 
good men, and before its close two more were initiated, none of whom 
we would willingly lose. 

All were back for the winter term, and with fourteen active 
members we retained the positions already won and in addition were 
given the Presidency of the Freshman Class, the Presidency of 
Alpha Society, and the chairmanship of both the Alpha and 
Amphiction Quinquennial Reunion Committee. Of the three oratori- 
cal contests held during the term, we were represented in but two 
and were winners in both. The first was that of Alpha Society, 
reported in the March Rainbow; the second was the Freshman 
Contest of Amphiction Society, held on March 20, at which Brother 
C. H. Fullerton delivered the prize oration on the subject, " Should 
Immigration to our Country be Restricted ? " 

We entered the spring term with the same fourteen fellows ; and, 
besides the numerous smaller honors given us. Brother P. W. Chase 
was elected to the Presidency of Alpha Society, and your humble 
servant was elected by the Junior Class to deliver the undergraduate 
address on Class Day. We have few regrets for the year, and a 
source of great satisfaction to us is that we have been able to liqui- 
date our debt. We have not as yet elected a delegate for the Karnea, 
but Brothers O. S. Rapp, W. W. Wood and myself intend to be there 

if possible. 

F. R. Miller. 


Altogether this has been the most encouraging year in the his- 
tory of the Chapter. At no time has there been the slightest friction 
among the members. It would be difficult to pick a more congenial 
crowd. We have been holding our meetings in a spacious and well- 
equipped hall, conveniently located in the heart of the city. The at- 
tendance has been regular, and the earnestness manifested has been 
most gratifying. Several years ago the Chapter, through the energy 
and industry of one of its members, secured new paraphernalia, 
which adds much to the beauty of the hall and would be a credit to 


any chapter. Much praise is due Brother Binkley for the enthusi- 
asm and loyalty displayed on this, as well as numerous other occa- 

Lambda has taken her share of college honors ; and a goodly 
portion it is, too. Among them Brother Oliver has been chosen 
by the faculty as one of the speakers to represent the University 
on May 27 — "Founder's Day." On that occasion a medal is 
awarded the best orator ; and it is safe to predict that the medal 
will be worn by a Delta. 

Brother Brown has been elected to the office of vice-president of 
the Law Class, and has served as president of the most popular lit- 
erary society. We are ably represented on the Conut by Brother 
Binkley, whose executive ability has contributed largely to its success. 

Lambda has had the good fortune to secure the next meet of 
the Southern Conference ; and it is a source of great pleasure that 
we will have the honor of entertaining that distinguished body. 
Never before has this honor been conferred upon us ; and it will be 
our endeavor to see that this choice is not regretted. The prospects 
for next year are bright, since, as correctly as can be ascertained 
now, all the members with the exception of three will return. 

Lambda extends her best wishes to her sister chapters. 

Lewis Whitney Ryan. 


Ohio Wesleyan University is completing one of the most suc- 
cessful years in her history. Enthusiasm has characterized the work 
of all departments. Faculty and students seem to have joined hands 
in an effort to secure to our own University the greatest possible 
success, both in the scholarship of the students and in the general 
improvement of our advantages. Rev. Albert Mann has been 
secured to the chair of Biology recently vacated by Dr. Conklin of 
Northwestern University. The President informs us that other valu-* 
able additions to the faculty will be made, in all probability before 
the close of the present year. 

Mu seems to be holding the even tenor of her way. While we 
have done nothing great, yet we believe our Chapter is in better con- 



dition than it ha3 been for several years past. Above all things we 
are striving to maintain the lofty standard in the choice of men, 
keeping for our motto, "Not how many, but how worthy." At 
present we number but nine actives, of whom only one is a senior. 
We have five pledged preparatory students whom we candidly con- 
sider second to no collection in the University. Delta Tau Delta 
has a warm place in our hearts, and we pledge our best efforts for 
her success. 

Brothers Jefferson, '82, Hughes, '87, Geyer, '92, McConnell, 
'93, are all occupying prominent ministerial positions in New England. 
Brother Geyer, at Boston Theological Seminary, has been chosen by 
his class as the Commencement speaker of '95. Brother Hromell, 
'89, who occupies our chair in Natural Philosophy, is as enthusiastic 
a Delta as ever and is a great inspiration to the boys here. Brother 
J. H. Grove, Professor of Latin, '72, and Brother C. B. Austin, '79, 
are invaluable to us in counsel and advice regarding the interests of 
the Chapter. Brothers McCaskill, '93, of the Chicago University, 
and Rynearson of the Dayton, Ohio, High School, each made us a 
pleasant visit this term. We are proud of our alumni and are always 
glad to welcome them back. We extend a hearty greeting to them 
all as well as to all our sister chapters, wishing for each chapter 
separately and for all unitedly unlimited success. 

C. G. Stewart. 


Out of debt and with a most promising future before her, Omi- 
cron is proud to appear again among her sister chapters in The 
Rainbow. During her long silence she has been doing much at 
home. Regular meetings have been held, and the interest and love 
for old Delta Tau Delta is as intense as of old. 

The Medical Course has closed and taken from us Brothers 
Fletcher, Marvin, Haskins, Sawyer and Swennsen. Since our last 
letter Littig, Col. '95, Law '96, McVey, Law '96, and Lieutenant 
Vogdes have been initiated into the mysteries of Delta Tau Delta, 
and Brother Van Epps has come to us from Omega Chapter. 
Brother Littig has played on the '* Varsity " foot-ball team for three 


years and has been elected Captain for '96. Brothers Van Epps and 
Littig won first in the half-mile run and the shot-put respectively. 
They will represent S. U. I. in these events at the Dual, State and 
Intercollegiate meets. 

In the social world Omicron still holds her old place. Her 
parties have been many and the most enjoyable. During the past 
week we have been enjoying a visit from Brother Henning of Beta 
Gamma Chapter. Brother Henning is President of the Northern 
Oratorical Association and presided at the annual contest, which was 
held in Iowa City^ May 3. 

Omicron is in splendid condition; and her delegates to the 
Western Nome Conference, who will be chosen in the near future, 
will be able to render a report that she may well be proud of. Her 
debt is paid off, and the present members deserve much credit, as no 
part of the debt was contracted by them. It has accumulated for 
years and required a great effort on their part to remove it 

Through graduation Omicron loses four members: Brothers 

Fletcher and Sawyer from the Medical Department, and Brothers 

Littig and Mason of the Collegiate Department, which will leave her 

comparatively strong for the coming year. 

J. M. Roberts. 


Our session is rapidly drawing to a close, and as duty bears us 
on into its closing scenes our hearts are made glad when we think 
over the victories of the recent past and project our thought into the 
near future. 

Bro. K. A. Jones recently won medal in elocutionary contest, 
and Brother Scales was elected Captain of foot-ball team for next 
session. Brother Scales also stands the best chance for medal on 
field-day. Brother Wilboum is expected by all to get Senior medal 
at commencement, together with first honor. He has also been 
elected Salutatorian of his class by the faculty. 

The closing week will doubtless prove to be an interesting one, 
since Postmaster-General Mr. Wilson will deliver the anniversary 
oration, and many other prominent men will participate in the 


Our University is a progressive one, and' apace with its steady 
progress shall go the success of Delta Tau Delta, if faithful, honest 
efforts from loyal Deltas can bring it about. Our prospects for 
next session are bright indeed and encouragement greets us on every 

Pi wishes each Delta a glorious vacation and a triumphant 

opening next session. 

J. R. Tipton. 


When Rho Chapter came together last fall we felt rather weak 
in numbers and did not have much of an outlook for filling up our 
home ; but by Christmas we were running again with our average 
number of men, and were in a very prosperous condition. 

Our prospects for next year are better than they have been for 
some years past, and the three men we lose this spring by gradua- 
tion we hope to be able to replace by four who will do as much 
honor to Rho in the future as they have done in the past. 

Our delegates to the Kamea are Bro. H. C. Messimer and 
Brother Willett. 

Brother Paulding, who graduates this spring, is with the Calu- 
met and Hecla Mining Co., Michigan. 

Wallace Willett. 


Sigma has been doing well during the last half of the college 
year. We have all been working hard and feel that we now have 
Sigma in better condition in every way than she has been for some 

We are just about to complete arrangements for renting for 
next year a fine new house, situated in one of the moit desirable 
locations in town. Seven of the boys will room there and we shall 
all board there. 

This year has been a hard one for us in many ways. Among 
others the Freshman class has been not only rather small, but is also 


lacking of much fraternity material. However, there are a few good 
men, whom we confidently expect to get before long. 

We take pleasure in introducing to the Fraternity William Win 
Hartwell '96, of Woburn, Mass. He was initiated April 6. 

Brother Ogden Chapin, *g6, will represent us at the Karnea. 

I. V. H. Gill. 


Since our last chapter letter we have l^ad the pleasure of initiat- 
ing W. H. H. Miller and J. F. Futhill. Both are very good fellows 
and are expected to make excellent fraternity men. They are of the 
class of '98. 

We regret having to announce the expulsion of Alberta de la 

Our commencement exercises will take place June 12. Brothers 
M. E. Evans, O. M. Reyes and Geo. W. Dickmeier will graduate 
this year. Brothers Evans and Reyes are two of the six honor men 
of the class. 

We have had a very pleasant visit during the last week from 
Brother Sherman Arter, Zeta, '86, who is doing excellent mission 
work for the coming Karnea. We hope more Deltas will visit us» 
and to all we extend a hearty welcome. 

Geo. W. Dickmeier. 

CHI — kenyon college. 

Right onward through the vast 

She wings her silent way 
To find the goal, at last, 

To reach celestial day. 

No one would wish to claim such unerring flight for Chi ; and 
yet her ideals are none the less lofty, nor her realization of them the 
less secure and serene. With this epistle she closes the most 
successful year of her existence and stands a vigorous and loyal 
exponent of true Deltaism. The year has been eventful in many 
respects, but the vigor and vitality of the Chapter have placed her 




in the forefront with her older rivals in the College. Six initiates 
have been added to the chapter-roll during the year, and she has but 
one loss to regret. Sickness has deprived us of Alden, '98. Still, 
with eleven active members and a pledge chapter of seven, she moves 
forward with ever-increasing confidence. Our prospects for next 
year are very encouraging. 

Kenyon is again crowned with beauty and our singers are well 
attuned to the charms of the season. 

We rejoice over the return of Hathaway, '97. Blake represents 
us on the base-ball team. 

Southworth is one of the editors of the Collegian. Barber, Clark, 
Blake and Williams are in the Dramatic Club. 

We have recently received visits from Critchfield of Theta and 
Porter of Mu. The latter is Professor of Mathematics in the 
Institute for the Blind at Columbus. 

G. F. Williams. 


The students of the University have been treated to a surprise, 
by the enactment of an arbitrary set of rules, which provide that 
young ladies shall not visit fraternity halls except accompanied by 
chaperons, on which occasions they must be in their rooms by eleven 
o'clock. Card playing and dancing are unconditionally prohibited. 
As a result of these rules, the Seniors have been denied the privilege 
of practicing their "class-day" exercises except in college buildings 
and in the presence of chaperons. They consider this arbitrary, 
uncalled for, and insulting: consequently they have decided to 
abandon class-day, a thing unprecedented in the history of De Pauw 
University. The reason for these prohibitions was a movement set 
on foot by the Y. M. C. A. to raise the moral standard of the Uni< 
versity, which, by Doctor Johns' personal statement, was never 
higher. The students are wrought up over the affair and some have 
even counselled open violation and defiance ; but the conservative 
element has decided to abide by the rules. 

With this exception, nothing of interest has taken place in 
college circles. 


The base-ball team starts the latter part of May, for an extended 
trip through Ohio, with Brother Haskell as captain. 

On account of our withdrawal from the Indiana Athletic Associ- 
ation, we take a place in the Northwestern Association. 

Since our last letter we have pledged Fred Metts of Ossian, Ind., 
class of '99. Brother Ambercrombie will represent us at the Boreadis. 
Beta Beta feels proud of her Alumnus, Roy West, class of '90, who 
was recently elected City Attorney of Chicago. 

Wallace B. Wolff. 


In looking over our year's work we feel quite well satisfied with 
ourselves. We have made some slight errors, but it has been a good 
experience for the boys and will tend to improvement in the future. 
We are more firmly established in all lines of our college world 
than ever and the prospect for the fall rushing season is bright 
Since my last letter, McGee of Milwaukee, class of '98, has been 

* On the evening of April 25 we gave a *' formal" in our chapter 
lodge. It proved a great success in every particular and was one of 
the best events of its kind given here in some time. We are fortunate 
in having with us Brother and Mrs. Wolf, who assisted in chaperon- 
ing, Brother Wolf being a Delt from Indiana State University. 

Brothers Jefferson and Walker were out with the musical clubs 
on their annual trip and had many pleasant times with brother Delts 
in the different cities. At Minneapolis they met all of the Beta Eta 
boys and were entertained in such a royal way that they were loath 
to leave. 

We have not elected our delegate to the Kamea yet, but a 
number of the boys expect to be in attendance. 

Several brothers from other chapters have called on us lately. 
We were delighted to see them and wish to take this opportunity to 
extend a general and special invitation to anyone coming in or near 
Madison to give us a call ; and we would take it as a special favor if 
we could be notified of Delts coming on visiting athletic teams. 

S. T. Walker. 



As usual, everything at the U. of G. is in a prosperous condition, 
and college affairs are moving along very smoothly. As everybody 
knows, this is a season of comparative quiet in the college year. 
Class games are over, and now intercollegiate games hold our atten- 
tion. The U. of G. played A. and M. C. on the 4th, and defeated 
them by a score of 15 to 8. On the nth we met Mercer, and on the 
1 8th we cross bats with the University of the South. 

Then everything will be quiet and final examinations will take 
up our time. Then our Seniors will depart to return no more. Beta 
Delta will lose four men. Brother Johnson, who has been here for 
six years, has taken an excellent stand in the A. B., A. M. and 
B. L. courses. We lose Brothers Gearelle, Gibson and Reab, who 
have been here for four years. All have labored hard for Deltaism ; 
and while Beta Delta loses four actives, Delta Tau Delta will gain 
four earnest and loyal alumni. 

To show what Beta Delta has accomplished during the year, 
we give a brief summary of honors which have been conferred upon 
us. To begin with, we initiated five men ; then we have held eight 
offices in literary societies; we had editor-in-chief of oiu: college 
weekly, the Red and Black \ business manager of our annual, the 
Pandora \ anniversarian of the Pi Kappa Literary Society; three 
out of five historians ; president of the Freshman Class ; president 
of the Athletic Association ; captain of Company B and first lieu- 
tenant of Company A ; poet and manager of B. B. team in class of 
'95 ; and two men on the 'Varsity foot-ball team. Brother Johnson 
was memorial orator at Monticello, Ga., on our Memorial Day, April 
26. This is an honor that is given to the oldest and most intellectual 
men in the State, and we are justly proud of Brother Johnson on 
account of it. Brother Holden is a member of the Athletic Council 
and is Junior Speaker, having been awarded the place on declama- 
tion, essay and scholarship. 

This ends our story ; taking all into consideration, the year has 
been a pleasant and prosperous one for our Chapter. 

Beta Delta wishes all a very pleasant vacation. 

Albert L. Tidwell. 




Unfortunately Beta Epsilon was not represented in the last issue 
of The Rainbow, and it is a source of regret that we were left out 
However, this time we hope to be on time — like the servants that 
came in at the eleventh hour, late though we may be, but not too 

Nothing of special interest has taken place since you last heard 
from us. The old chapter is still moving on " in the even tenor of 
her way" — quietly, calmly, serenely — unmolested. 

The college year is rapidly nearing its close, and Commencement 
will soon be upon us, to the regret of some, but the joy of all. This 
year has been a remarkable one, in that there has been less excite- 
ment and more hard studying than any year since my acquaintance 
with the college. 

We have a very proficient director for our gymnasium now, and 
field-day, which we hold in May, will be a day of much excitement 
and pleasure to the student body. Twelve medals will be awarded 
to those attaining the highest degree of proficiency in the different 

We get our share of the honors given by the literary societies. 
Brother Cooington of Phi Gamma and Brother Shepard of Few will 
represent us and their respective societies on the champion debate 
at Commencement, which is one of the most interesting features of 
our program. 

There is some talk of an Alumni Association of this State being 
organized. Such a movement has our hearty endorsement, and we 
hope, by the time our next letter is due, to tell you something more 

It gives us great pleasure to announce to old A T A at large 
the initiation of W. N. Callahan and B. M. Poer. Both are promis- 
ing Freshmen. Our chapter-roll is at present fourteen — larger than 
it has been in several years. However, we would not refrain taking 
in one more, if he came up to the standard. 

We will graduate only one this year, leaving us a good number 
for next fall. Some of the boys will not return next fall, but will a 
year after. 





The usual season of festivities preliminary to commencement 
week is upon us. For the next few weeks, picnics, botanical excur- 
sions and social gatherings of all kinds will be almost wholly the 
order of the day. Prominent among the occasions of interest thus 
far was the reception ^ven by the boys of Beta Zeta, Thursday 
evening, May 25. 

Brother John Davis, '96, represented the Chapter at the 
Northern Division Conference at Columbus, Ohio, May 8, 9, 10. 
Brothers Earl T. Ludlow, '96, Ed N. Clark, '96, and Lon S. Roberts, 
'97, have been chosen as delegates to the Karnea at Cleveland in 
August. They are looking forward to it with eagerness and we 
trust all hopes may be realized. 

Brother George N. Knepper, '97, has recently been chosen as 
one of the two Y. M. C. A. deputation men of Indiana. Brother 
Knepper is one of the strongest all-round men in the University and 
the State Elxecutive Committee could not have made a wiser choice. 

The local chapter closes the year with nine actives and three 
pledged members. Only two will be lost this year, Brother Forsyth 
by graduation, and Brother Parker, who will enter the medical pro- 

Edgar T. Forsyth. 


As the college year draws to a close we of Beta Eta feel that it has 
been a successful one for us. Starting with two men already pledged 
in the fall of '94, we won every man we bid, and, as a result, initiated 
five Freshmen, loyal to A T A and worthy in every way to wear the 
square badge. In winning these men we encountered our strongest 
rivals, but nevertheless won openly and by straight-forward methods. 
Our Freshmen we are exceedingly proud of. Hence this long 

The Chapter has kept up its reputation for congeniality and 
fraternal regard for one another and Delta Tau Delta in general. 
Eleven of our boys accompanied our foot-ball team to its one defeat 


of the year (perhaps I had better say the only one in five years) at 
Madison, Wisconsin. There we were royally entertained by Beta 
Gamma, who by their hospitality and kindness removed, to the 
greatest possible extent, the sting of defeat. Brother Shesser repre- 
sented us on the team, playing a substitute end. During the winter 
the dull monotony of grind was broken by visits of the Glees of 
several colleges, and notably by the playing of " hockey." Though 
the game was entirely new to this part of the country, the University 
organized a team which played several games, one with the World's 
Champions, the Victorias of Winnipeg, in which they beat us 7 to 3. 
Brother Head played one of the forwards. 

We have now been established for about two months in our new 
rooms, 516 Masonic Temple, where we will always be ready to 
receive any Delt who cares to visit us. The Madison Glee and 
Banjo Clubs were in Minneapolis a short time ago, and we had the 
pleasure of a visit from Brothers Walker and Jefferson of Beta 
Gamma. Both of the boys were on the clubs. 

It is nearly time for our University Annual for '95 to appear. 
Brother Bartholomew, as artist, represented us on its board. 
Brother Rounds has the honor of being editor-in-chief of the Engi- 
neers^ Annual for this year. Lynn Truesdell is business manager 
of the Minnesota Magazine^ a monthly magazine supported by the 
College and introduced by the Seniors of '95. 

As a starter for next year we have pledged one man so far, and 
we know that we shall find in Samuel H. Findley, of Minneapolis, a 
loyal, true and zealous Delt. 

We regret the end of the year especially for one reason : we lose 
so many fine fellows. From the Medic, Brothers Geo. Head and 
Sewall; from the Law, Brothers Hartley and Lee Bartholomew; 
from Academic, Cook, Rounds and Lynn Truesdell. Brother 
Moore is taking Senior Academic and Freshman Medic, this year, 
and so we shall not lose him. We shall endeavor to persuade our 
academic brethren of class of '95 that a post-graduate course in Law 
or Medicine is an absolute necessity. 

Brother Wright has returned to Alma Mater and will be with us 
in the Dental Department next year. Brother Slusser has gone to 
Colorado for his health. He may return to Beta Eta next year or 


finish his course at Colorado University. We most earnestly hope 
the former may be the case. 

Brother Sutton will be our delegate to the conference at Nebraska 
this month, while Brother Cook will be our delegate to Karnea this 

Beta Eta will keep her rooms in the Temple open all summer 
and will also be installed at Lake Park, Minnetonka. Several of our 
alumni will be with us ; and we anticipate a pleasant time. Delts 
are always welcome. 

With no fears for the future and no regrets for the past, Beta 
Eta closes her year's work and extends to all Delts her best wishes. 

W. B. Roberts. 


Beta Theta had only six men to start the term with and most 
of the fraternities here were similarly unfortunate. Later, however, 
we were reinforced by the return of Brothers Wood, G. L, Tucker, 
and Hogue. We take great pleasure in introducing to the Frater- 
nity at large our new initiates : William W. Webster of Ohio, Samuel 
D. Mangum and Percy H. Woodall of Tennessee, and Charles S. 
Partridge of Alabama — making us thirteen in number. 

Beta Theta is still "strictly in it." We have had our hall re- 
* painted and work done on the yard and tennis court. Of honors we 
are, as usual, getting more than our share. Brother Selden is the 
'Varsity pitcher. Brothers Hogue, G. L. Tucker and Wood are on 
the PurpUy our college paper — Alpha Tau Omego having two men, 
and the other fraternities but one. Brother Maclean has been 
elected Pi Omega orator for the Southern Intercollegiate Oratorical 
Contest, and also inter-society orator for the coming Commencement. 
Brother Selden is president of the Georgian Club, and Brother 
G. L. Tucker is president of the Alabama Club. Brother Wood will 
represent Sigma Epsilon in the Essay Cup Contest ; and Brother G. 
L. Tucker is one of the Trent debaters. The " (Edipus Tyranus " 
of Sophocles will be presented this summer ; and Beta Theta has 
four parts out of the seven speaking characters, including the rble of 
(Edipus, which will be taken by Brother Maclean. 


The Chapter feels very deeply the loss of Brothers Burford, 
Brown, Drew and Barrett for their places will be very hard to fill. 
We hope to see Brother Drew again next term. Brother Burford is 
now on the staff of the American Unwersity Magazine of New York 
City. The May number will contain an article on Sewanee, with 

Brother Wm. T. Manning, who held the chair of Systematic 
Divinity, has left the University and has married a most charming 
girl. We wish him happiness. 

A singular thing occurred at a joint meeting of the literary 
societies. A Delta was in the chair, one of the declaimers was a 
Delta, also one of the readers. The essayist and all the debaters 
were likewise Knights of the Purple, Gold and White, and the second 
reader chose a poem of Will Carleton's I 

Ward Dabney. 

[Brother Maclean won the contest referred to. — Ed.] 


Brother Stone paid us a short visit since the Conference, and as 
usual we all had a delightful time. 

Brother GrifRth has left College for this term, but we hope he 
will return next fall. 

Brother Roberts has been quite ill of late and was out for a 
short while several days ago. 

Everything is very dull of late owing to this time of the year, 
when the boys are working hard. 

The base-ball team is showing up surprisingly strong and is 
playing good ball. 

We have had quite a good year with our Chapter this session, 
but the boys are not taking the interest in fraternity matters that they 

We extend an invitation to all Delts who should ever come in 
our vicinity. 

Chas. C. Ricker. 



Throughout the year Beta Kappa Chapter has enjoyed a rather 
prosperous term. That which we have regretted is the loss of four 
men during the year. The fourth to leave us was Brother Mason, 
who has gone to Michigan, where he has accepted the position as 
assistant in the Mining School of that State. 

We lose by graduation but one man this year : Brother Edwin 
Ingram, Law class. 

A short time ago we were pleased to see Brother Bertschey, '98, 
who stopped here for a few days on his way to Appleton, Wisconsin, 
where he has a position in the electric light works. 

On Saturday evening, April 27, we gave a reception to the 
fraternity men of the College. It was held at the residence of 
Brother H. P. Gamble in University Place. About forty were 
present. Among the fraternities represented were Sigma Alpha 
Epsilon, Sigma Nu, Beta Theta Pi, and Delta Psi. The evening was 
pleasantly spent. This evening served to unite in more friendly 
spirit those who otherwise were rivals in the Greek world. 

At one of our late meetings, Brother H. P. Gamble, '97, was 
elected to represent Beta Kappa at the convention of the Western 
Division, which is to be held at Lincoln, Neb., on May 17 and 
18 ; and Brother Patrick Carney, '96 Law, will be our delegate to the 

Will H. Burger. 


Since our last letter to The Rainbow, we have added two men 
to our chapter list, making ^ar total number of actives fourteen. The 
initiates are Henry B. Hershey of Columbia, Penn., and Sam. A. 
Yorks of Danville, Penn., both of '98. We gave up our old chapter- 
house in S. Bethlehem recently and moved over to Bethlehem. Our 
new house is much larger and more pleasantly located, so that alto- 
gether we are very much delighted with the change. The base-ball 
season did not open up very propitiously for Lehigh this year ; but it 
is currently reported that the team has resolved to take unto itself a 


brace, so that great things may be expected of it before the season 

Brother M. M. Hall, '94, was with us for a few days recently, 
stopping over to see the performance given by the Mustard and 
Cheese Dramatic Association, which, by the way, was very successful 
this year. 

Brother J. F. Wallace, '97, left College not long ago to be away 
for the remainder of the term. 

Beta Lambda will be pleased to see any Delta Tau who may 
happen to pass through the Bethlehems. 

E. M. Durham, Jr. 


We think ourselves fortunate in having had so pleasant and 
successful a year at our house. It having been in one sense an ex- 
periment, we hoped success but could not fore-tell it. Experience 
came, however ; and now we are ready to begin another year with a 
stack Of it, and make the next year even pleasanter than this has 
been, if that be a possibility. We have demonstrated the fact that 
we can run a chapter house, and it is pleasant to think how much 
more real life there has been in us since we have been in it. 

Time wears on and our year draws near its close. Class day 
comes June 14, and the next day will find most of our men scat- 
tered. The house will be shut up soon after that, and then comes 
a long entr'acte. 

Our College has been favored this year, and recently has re- 
ceived $70,000 as a bequest from a Providence lady, which sum is 
to be increased by nearly $20,000 more when certain conditions are 
complied with. The sum of $50,000 also comes from a Danvers 
gentleman, to be devoted to needy students. A few small sums are 
also bequeathed to the Library. 

Base-ball is again absorbing our attention. We have been de- 
feated by Amherst ; but have proved victorious over Bowdoin and 
Harvard. The latter victory puffed us up with the east wind and 
made us quite conceited. At the time everybody was wild with the 
greatest excitment and it seemed as if Bedlam were let loose. Calm 
again prevails. 

'^ 4 


The Junior class has just issued its Annual, and it reflects 
great credit upon the class, especially as regards several new 
features. Frank Blackford was one of our men represented on its 
board of editors. 

Only one man leaves the Chapter at graduation, and he is the 
undersigned. The remaining men will return and carry on the 
work with renewed interest and enthusiasm. With such men and 
our genial and worthy brethren at Tech., we are sure to have a most 
enjoyable time when the Conference meets here in February next, 
for there will be everything arranged for a glorious occasion. 

Our delegates to the Karnea will be Brothers Bills and Cousens. 
A brimming bumper that ye all may have pleasant vacations ! 

Chas. Henry Wells. 


In reviewing the past college year Beta Nu finds no record which 
does not mark progress and success in the face of difficulties by no 
means inconsiderable. Our number has been increased from six 
to ten, and we feel no fear for the future, as we lose but one man, 
Brother Chamberlain, who graduates with 'Ninety-five. Although 
still in some doubt about entering a house, we rather hope that our 
numbers will warrant us in taking this step early in the first term of 
the coming year. 

The State Legislature has recently passed a bill by which the 
Institute receives from the State for the next six years an annual 
appropriation of $25,000 for general expenditures, and $2,000 for a 
scholarship fund. This will greatly aid the Corporation in meeting 
the heavy expenses of the Institute, which have heretofore resulted 
in a large annual deficit. 

Our delegates to this summer Convention are Mr. J. W. Shuman 
and Mr. A. W. Thompson. Others of us will probably attend. Beta 
Nu wishes all Delts a very pleasant vacation. 

Albert W. Thompson. 



Final examinations are fast approaching at Tulane, and the 
boys are beginning to study for the past term. They say that there 
is nothing like increased knowledge to show a man how little he 
really knows ; but a coming examination is a better rouser to a full 
knowledge of ignorance. 

The memory of the last Southern Division Conference is still 
with us — a confused vision of Mardi Gras and Sunday soldiers, of 
business and banquet ; memories of B-R-0-W-N, " dude " ; of 
K-I-T, " country " ; of B-U-C~K, " goat " ; of the " Georgia cuckoo," 
hero of many weird adventures, whose mother sent him out to the 
pear-tree to get some apples to make some peach preserves; of 
Brother Bob Churchill and his ever-green perennial joke — the joke 
cracked at every banquet, yet still solid, inflicted on every visitor, 
and now made part of the torture at our initiations — "Why can't a 
man starve in the desert ? " Brother Churchill is the only man in 
the Chapter who has the right to perpetuate this joke or reveal its 

The picture of the Conference attendants hangs before me, an 
inspiration and a dream of beauty. It will be many a long year 
before this Conference is forgotten. 

We are expecting an addition to our fraternal family shordy. 
We have our eyes on several desirable men and are sure of getting 

In College this year we are at the top in athletics and the hold- 
ing of class offices. It is hard to say at this day how the honors 
will go at the end of the session ; but we have several irons in the 
fire and are hopeful. 

The Editor begs for short letters this time; we will sacrifice 
ourselves and comply with his request. So with best wishes to all 
Deltas, we say good-bye until next year. 

Albert C. Phelps. 


Almost as soon as the Spring term opened our customary bad 
weather set in, and the base-ball team was almost three weeks behind 


the Other university and college teams in getting into shape. But 
they have improved wonderfully and we entertain high hopes of com- 
ing out near the head of the list We have a fraternity team this 
year and have arranged games with some of the other fraternities 

The Glee, Banjo, and Mandolin Clubs have finally decided to 
make an extended trip to Europe with the crew. 

During the latter part of last term Brother Turner was called 
home by the sickness of his father. 

We have pledged two men and expect to "swing" them be- 
fore the college year closes. One of them rows on the Freshman 
crew, and the other is in the Law School. Beta Omicron sends 
greetings to all other chapters. 

R. S. McGowiN. 


No doubt many of the Rainbow's readers have heard how 
Northwestern defeated the University of Michigan again this year in 
the annual debate contest ; but it may not be so well known to them 
that Bro. H. F. Ward of Beta Pi received the highest marks of all 
the contestants. He covered himself and us with glory, and called 
forth the praise of all who heard him. Brother Ward bids fair to be- 
come one of North western's best orators ; and we look forward to 
next year's oratorical contest with great hopes for our success. 

Delta Tau Delta rather startled the other fraternities here this 
spring by putting in a fine clay tennis court close by the college 
grounds. This little coup </' ktat has already proven of considerable 
value to us, both in the opportunity afforded for rushing men and in 
our increased popularity with the young ladies. Several of our 
young men are preparing to enter the spring tournament, both in 
men's singles and doubles, and in mixed doubles with some of the 
best lady players in college. 

The Syllabus appeared this year on April 24, at a much earlier 
date than usual, due largely to the efforts of the business manager. 
Brother R. C. Brown. The book is published by the Class of '96, and 
is a production reflecting much credit upon its publishers. It con- 


tains over 350 pages, is profusely illustrated with cuts of all the 
fraternity chapters in the University, and is handsomely and firmly 
bound. Beta Pi will gladly exchange annuals with chapters in other 
colleges if they will let us know of their desire to do so. 

Commencement week begins June 6, and on June 10 occurs the 
annual Kirk Prize Oratorical Contest by those members of the Senior 
Class who have excelled in English and Elocution during their 
college course. Our Chapter will be represented this year by 
Brother James Potter, who has already taken part in a number of 
such contests and will no doubt do us credit 

About twenty men have been in training here for two weeks or 
more getting into shape for next year's foot-ball team. The manager 
expects to have them back before College opens in the fall and will 
begin rough work as soon as the men are in condition to stand it. 
Brother A. C. Pearson (^96 Law), who played on the Baker Univer- 
sity team last fall, is in training and is confident of getting on the 

A schedule has been made out for a series of inter-fraternity 
base-ball games within the next two weeks. A Y defeated 2 A E a 
few days ago, and the next game is between us and B 9 n. May 
your prayers be with us 1 

F. H. Haller. 


Since our last chapter letter Phi Kappa Psi has installed a 
chapter of eighteen men at our University. 

The new chapter starts out under favorable auspices, being 
situated in a commodious chapter-house. Not long after the installa- 
tion of the new chapter. Delta Tau Delta threw open her chapter- 
house and welcomed the new Greeks with a general fraternity recep- 
tion. All our fraternities and sororities, now numbering ten, parties* 
pated in the occasion, and it was by far the fraternity event of the 
college year. 

The Delt house was beautifully decorated, and assisted by our 
lady friends a royal welcome was given to all. 

All the fraternities at the University are in excellent condition 


and Beta Tau's relations with her sister chapters are, as they always 
have been, friendly in the extreme. 

In college spirit Beta Tau has always ranked high, and as a 
result many honors have been worthily won by her. For the second 
consecutive year Nebraska's orator to the Inter-State has been a 
Delt, and this year Brother Sherman secured for Nebraska fourth 
place in the Inter-State contest at Galesburg, 111., May 2, the highest 
place ever accorded to a Nebraska man. 

Brothers Sherman and Weaver also represented Nebraska at 
Lawrence, Kas., May 3, in the Kansas-Nebraska Debate. 

Brother Teele has recently been elected Manager of the Univer- 
sity Dramatic Club, and has also been designated by Beta Tau as 
her choice for the Presidency of the Western Division of the Frater^ 
nity for the ensuing year. 

Next week, May 17 and 18, the Convention of the Western 
Nome meets with us ; and we are making preparations to give all 
visiting Delts a royal time. Bro. £. W. Brown will represent Beta 
Tau in the Convention as delegate. 

Several weeks ago we were agreeably surprised by a visit from 
Bro. B. P. Marsh of Des Moines, Iowa. These visits are always 
pleasant features of our fraternity life ; and we ask all Delts when 
near us to do the same. 

A. J. Weaver. 


Through an oversight Beta Upsilon did not have a letter in the 
last number of The Rainbow. 

We wish to introduce to the Fraternity at large Bros. George 
C. Liese, '96, and Charles D. Terry, '97. Both are strong men, and 
are imbibing the true fraternal Delta Tau spirit. We have pledged 
F. J. Fitzwilliams, '96, F. W. Von Oven and R. W. Wurick, '98, and 
R. £. BuUard, '99. All are loyal men and will materially help Beta 

At the recent election of officers of the Athletic Association for 
the ensuing year, Brother Morse was elected President, Brother Joist, 
Treasurer, and Brother Liese, Trustee. 


The track team this year is under the charge of Brother Clark 
as Captain and Brother Evans as Manager. Mr. Finneran has been 
secured to coach the team ; and the prospects are bright for a suc- 
cessful team. 

Beta Upsilon celebrated the anniversary of her first year of 
chapter existence on April i8 at the Columbian Hotel, Urbana, with 
a banquet and dance. It was an exceedingly enjoyable affair. We 
were very glad to welcome on that occasion * Brothers Beasley, 
Dighten and Lowry, alumni of Beta Upsilon. 

The Glee and Mandolin Clubs have closed a very successful 
season, having taken two trips. Brother Morse will again lead the 
Mandolin Club of next year ; and Brother Vail was elected Assistant 
Business Manager of the combined Glee and Mandolin Clubs. 

At the Sophomore cotillion, held recently, Beta Upsilon was 
represented by one member on the committee of arrangements, and 
two on the reception committee. 

Since our last letter. Alpha Tau Omega has placed a chapter at 
the University of Illinois, making five fraternities now represented. 

Beta Upsilon sends best wishes to all brothers. 

LeRoy F. Hamilton. 


Beta Phi now numbers eleven actives. Through an unfortunate 
oversight our last chapter letter was not sent in time for publication. 

It is our great pleasure to introduce to the Fraternity Chester L. 
Carlisle, initiated March i6. 

Fraternity life here at the O. S. U. is one full of struggles. 
This year is witnessing an inter-fraternity war of the utmost bitter- 
ness. The cause of the unpleasantness is the publication of the 
Makio : four of the sixteen fraternities are publishing the book and 
claiming that it represents the University. Five or six of the other 
Greeks, among which is Delta Tau Delta, are actively opposing the 
publication under the present management. One of the ladies' fra- 
ternities favors the MakiOy one opposes it, and one refuses to have 
anything to do with the fight The faculty regard the question as 


too warm for their interference. The barbs joyfully see the frater- 
nities cut each others' throats. Much personal enmity has entered 
into the fight. A new college paper has been started to defend the 
actions of the Makio publishers. The regular college weekly is con- 
trolled by the opposition. The fight extends to athletics, social life 
and college politics in general. What the outcome will be is hard to 
foretell. This year the book will no doubt be published by the four 
frats. now doing the work. Next year the publication may go to the 
Junior class. 

The standard of Pan-Hellenism at the present is, to say the 
least, of a very sanguine shade. 

The O. S. U. is to have a new President. Dr. Canfield comes 
to us from the University of Nebraska. Every one is expecting a 
wonderful increase of students next year. 

This summer over $10,000 are to be expended upon our 
campus. A professor from Harvard remarked the other day, while 
being shown over our grounds : *' In ten years you will have the 
finest college grounds in the United States." 

An astronomical observatory, complete in modern equipment, 
is to be erected this summer at a cost of many thousands of dollars. 

Athletics are prosperous. We claim the best base-bajl team 
among the colleges of Ohio. Already this year we have defeated the 
Universities of Michigan and Kenyon, besides many smaller colleges 
of this State. Yesterday, May 4, was played the most exciting 
game of college base-ball ever seen in Columbus. Oberlin, our old 
enemies of the diamond and gridiron, went down before our athletes, 
eleven innings. Score : five to four. 

Delta Tau Delta has a wide field for development in the O. S. U. 
and the city of Columbus. Hard, earnest workers are the only kind 
who can carry Beta Phi forward to the plaCe she ought to occupy. 
This year we have certainly been weighed in the balance. We are 
gradually pulling together, and the future is fairly bright. 

Brothers, we hope to greet you again next fall, and then to give 
a good account of ourselves all through next year. 

A. C. Harvey. 



Beta Psi comes to the end of her first year, as a member of 
our glorious brotherhood, with a feeling of satisfaction for the work 
done and with trust that the future holds good things in store for 
us. We have added five good men to our number this year, besides 
initiating several of our alumni. 

In fine, we will lose from our active membership three of the 
best men on our Chapter roll : Brothers Dame, Hains and Yount. 
In all probability, however, Brother Hains will be with us next year, 
as he intends to do post-graduate work here. 

Bro. Henry C. Semplc, late Beta Theta, has affiliated with us. 
Experienced, as he is, in fraternity methods, Brother Semple is a 
valuable addition to our number. 

The reunion of members of Alpha Theta Phi, spoken of in the 
last Rainbow, will be held during Commencement week, and prom- 
ises to be a great success. 

Wabash's base-ball team this year is better than for several 
seasons. Thus far she has lost but one championship game. Delta 
Tau is represented by Brother Semple, pitcher. 

Beta Psi extends best wishes for a pleasant vacation to all 

Ben. R. Howell. 


At the present writing, Zeta's active membership is seven, of 
i^hom four were initiated this year. Weekly meetings of the Chapter 
are held and plans are being laid for a vigorous fall campaign for 
the coming year. 

Three of our number graduate this year — Brothers E. S. Wiers, 
O. J. Horn and G. P. Kerr. The new members are R. H. Tanner, 
'96, G. C. Clisby, '97, F. M. Wood, '97, and H. W. Hurlebans, '98. 
Brother Tanner is first honor man of his class and editor-in-chief of 
Tke Reservi^ the annual. Brother Clisby is one of our athletic stars. 
He plays left guard on the varsity foot-ball team, pitches for class 
and varsity base-ball teams, and was one of the six who comprised 
the athletic team in a recent tournament Brother Wood took first rank 


in Freshman English last year and is at present literary editor of The 
Adelbert^ the college monthly. Brother Hurlebans is one of the 
leaders of his class. Last year, Brother Wiers was editor-in-chief of 
The Reserve^ editor-in-chief of The Adelbert^ and is one of the four 
Phi Beta Kappas in a class of twenty-four — the largest graduating 
class in Adelbert's history. 

Adelbert is enjoying the most prosperous period of her whole 
history. During the last summer vacation a physical laboratory was 
erected at a cost of $25,000. It is one of the finest of its kind in the 
country. By the end of the coming vacation, another fine building 
will adorn the campus — the Hatch Memorial library. It will be an 
elegant stone structure. Twenty thousand dollars have already been 
raised for a Y. M. C. A. building, which will soon be erected. A 
chemical-biological laboratory and a law school building are among 
the probabilities of the near future. 

Two professors and three instructors were added to the Faculty 
this year. We now have eighteen professors and five instructors, 
representing fourteen departments. 

In addition to Delta Tau Delta, five other fraternities have 
chapters here : Alpha Delta Phi, Beta Theta Pi, Delta Kappa Epsilon, 
Delta Upsilon and Theta Nu Epsilon. 

Our Glee and Mandolin Clubs made a fine showing this year. 

In athletics, we have surpassed all previous records. For the 
second time in four years, our foot-ball team has won the State 
championship. Seven games were won out of a possible seven, only 
two touchdowns being scored against us. We scored 232 points 
against 8 for our opponents. In a midwinter tournament, our 
athletic team of six men took third place, notwithstanding the fact 
that they were obliged to compete with eleven other crack teams. 

We are looking forward with great pleasure to the Kamea in 

O. J. Horn. 

[This letter came too late to go in its proper place. — £d.] 

344 '^H'^ RAINBOW. 



*7i. — Jno. F. Sweeney died very suddenly, from an operation 
performed a few days previous, at Wheeling, on March 22, 1895. 
Mr. Sweeney was the general agent of the Equitable Life Insurance 
Company, with headquarters at Wheeling. He was a man of sterling 
business worth and universally respected. He leaves a wife and 
seven interesting children, to whom the loss is irreparable. Mr. 
Sweeney graduated from Washington and Jefferson College at the 
age of 20, thus being in his fifty-first year. 

'89. — R. R. Reed is now filling a responsible position with the 
Westinghouse Company in Pittsburgh. 

'91. — R. M. Sherrard, formerly Professor of Greek in Cham- 
bersburg Academy, is now attending Princeton Theological Seminary. 

'91. — W. L. Langfitt, M.D., who has been a resident physician 
at the West Penn Hospital during the past year, is contemplating a 
post-graduate course in the East 

'92. — J. Will Taylor graduates this year at Princeton Theological 

£x-'93.— •Frank W. Jackson is now the successful manager of 
the Apollo Steel Works. 

'94. — W. A. H. Mcllvaine has spent a very successful year in 
charge of Hickory Academy. 

'94. — W. L. Johnston is now engaged in the Citizens' National 
Bank, Washington, Pa. 


'78. — Died Dec. 12, 1894, George E. Buck, at his home in Pau 
Pau, Mich. 


• I 

'78. — Eugene Davenport was elected Dean of the College of 
Agriculture, University of Illinois. 

'78. — Clement J. Strong is the author of '^Emancipation of 
Labor ** and manager of the Lansing Labor Exchange. 

'79. — L. G. Carpenter is Professor of Engineering and Physics 
at the Colorado Agricultural College. He is also editor of the 
Standard Dictionary. 

'79. — C. T. Gage is city salesman for Washburn & Moen Manu- 
facturing Company of Chicago. 

'85. — C. B. Collingwood was admitted to the bar in April. He 
expects to practice in Lansing. 

'85. — E. A. Bartmess is the Yonkers, N.Y., manager of the 
Standard Oil Co. 

'89. — F. M. Scibut has been appointed Examining Physician 
of the Southern Pacific R.R., and is stationed at Chino, Cal. 

'89. — D. A. GarReld is a director and cashier of the Albion 
State Bank of Albion, Mich. 

'92. — E. M. Devendorf has an interest in the Grand Rapids 
Fur Co. 

'94. — J. W. Pinigo is Instructor in Draughting at the Detroit 
Business University. 

'97. — A. B. Robertson is learning the drug business in Lansing. 


'68. — Washington Gardner, Albion, Mich., formerly a popular 
professor at the College, is now Secretary of State. 

'68. — O. A. Jones, Hillsdale, Mich., who has served the people 
of this district both as judge and representative, is now State 

'68. — E. W. Adkinson is a prosperous attorney at 930 Opera 
House Block, Chicago, 111. 

'69. — T. E. Watson is a banker at Wells, Minn. 

'70. — A. J. Hopkins, Aurora, 111., Congressman of the Fifth 
Illinois District for five terms, and elected for the sixth term to 
serve the newly-formed Eighth Illinois District, is being backed by 
the western contingency for next Speaker of the House of Represen- 


'73. — Irving B. Smith of Warsaw, N.Y., is Superintendent of 
Warsaw Academy. 

'74. — G. W. Smith of Pontiac, Mich., is Prosecuting Attorney 
of Oakland Co. 

'75. — Joseph Wm. Mauck is President of University of South 
Dakota at Vermillion, S.D. 

'76. — George DeMilt Lay is President of Merchants' National 
Bank, Grand Forks, N.D. 

'77. — Wayland B. Angir of 300 Nicolett Ave., Minneapolis, 
Minn., is Vice-President of the Bank of Minneapolis. 

'83. — F. D. Davis is Superintendent of Schools at Negaunee, 
Mich., and Vice-President of State Teachers' Association. 

'83. — O. L. Walker, Pullman, Wash., is Superintendent of 
Public Schools. 


'93. — H. Noyes Green is practicing law at 10 First Street, 
Troy, N.Y. 

'93. — Hugh H. Tausing is first assistant in the Troy High 

'93. — Alvan E. Duerr is teaching in Phillips Exeter Academy. 

'95. — Morris W. Whittaker is at Yale. 

'96. — John N. Dow is at Harvard. 

'97. — Manning F. Steves is at Yale. 


'89. — Eberth is taking a post-graduate course in John Hopkins 
in Latin and Sanskrit. 

'92. — W. Walkley completes his medical course in Boston Uni- 
versity early in June. 

'92. — C. Walkley is rector of St. Michael's Episcopal Church, 
Xenia, O. 

'93. — Bexley Bope is assistant rector at Trinity Church, Avon- 
dale, Cincinnati. 

'94. — Doolittle occupies the chair of Mathematics in Dr« 
Holbrookes School, Sing Sing, N.Y. 

'95. — Motley leaves us for the Harvard Law SchooL 


£x-'96. — Barber has leased a large tract near Lima, and will 
drill oil wells next year. 

Ex-'96. — Webb is studying medicine at Girard College, Philadel- 

£x-'97. — Hendig is studying medicine in Baltimore. 

£x-'97. — Baker holds a position in the public library at San 
Diego, Cal. 


'92. — James L. Thatcher is Superintendent of Public Instruc- 
tion at Little Falls, Minn. 

'92. — Frank H. Allen has his doctor's shingle hung out at 
Melville, Minn. 

'92. — Chas. H. Maxon is principal of the Necedale High School, 
Necedale, Wis. 

'93. — Nissen P. Stenjhern is practicing law with the Dane Co. 
District Attorney under the firm name of Anderson & Stenjhern. 

*94. — John F. Donovan is practicing law at Madison, Wis. 

'94, — Chas. A. Engelbracht has severed his connection with 
the law firm of Montgomery, Charlton & Hall, Omaha, Neb., and 
is practicing with his brother at Berlin, Wis. 

Ex-'94. — Buford D. Black and Robert P. Stair are taking 
medical courses at Chicago. 

'94 — Courtney W. Tamoreaux has resigned his position as 
private secretary to General Land Commissioner Tamoreaux and is 
now practicing law at Mayville, Wis., under the firm name of 
Lawrence & Tamoreaux. On May 8 his marriage took place with 
Miss Bella Husting of Mayville, Wis. 


Brother A. F. Potts and wife, of Indianapolis, will sail for Europe 
in June. They will take their wheels with them and inspect a good 
portion of the continent in that novel way. 

'88. — A. M. Hall and H. S. Schell, '89, are now members of a 
Chicago brush company. 

Ex-'93. — Dr. F. F. Hutchins has recently taken charge of the 


Woman's Department of the Eastern Indiana Hospital for the 
Insane at Richmond. 

'93. — Frank Hummel, principal of a public school at Kokomo, 
and Miss Efiie M. Heady, were quietly married at the home of the 
bride's father, Charles W. Heady, on the 4th of April. The cere- 
mony was performed by Elder J. A. Roberts of Irvington. In the 
afternoon the couple left for their future home at Kokomo. 

Ex-'93. — F. L. Jones has been elected to the chair of Mathe- 
matics in the Industrial Training School of Inianapolis. 


'86, — E. C. Tucker is the senior partner in the law firm of 
Tucker & Coon, Brooklyn, N.Y. 

'89. — A. W. Butt has been appointed attach^ to the United 
States Mission at the city of Mexico. 

'90. — Cards announcing the wedding of Rev. Wm. I. Manning 
and Miss Florence Van Antwerp of Cincinnati, have been received. 

'91. — W. M. Bostwick is practicing law in Jacksonville, Fla. 

'92. — Rev. Hudson Stuck is now in charge of the Cathedral at 


Dallas, Texas. 

'92. — Louis Tucker is now in New York City studying at the 
General Theological Seminary, from which he will graduate in 
May, '95. 

'93. — S. K. Johnson is in the insurance business in Atlanta, Ga« 

'93. — C. G. Duy is in the hotel business in Columbus, Ga. 

'93. — W. L. Atkinson has a position in the comptroller's office, 
and is studying law in Austin, Texas. 

'94. — Wm. L. Whitaker, Jr., is now in Washington University, 
St. Louis, Mo. 

'94. — W. G. Brown is in Birmingham, Ala. 

'94. — ^J. E. Hooper is in the compress business in Austin, Texas* 

'95. — Sponilk Burford is at present on the staff of the American 
University Magazine, New York City. 


'90. — W. E. Allen, Commonwealth's Attorney of Alleghany 
County, Va. 


'93. — Will Calhoun, lawyer, and Mayor of Cliristianburg, Va. 
'94. — Allen Burrow, lawyer, Norfolk, Va. 
'94. — Ji. Branch Stone, at leisure, Richmond, Va. 
'94. — Lewis Ryan, at Vanderbilt University. Active member 
of the Vanderbilt Chapter. 


'87. — Bro. G. B. Blake has gone to Albuquerque, New Mexico, 
on account of his health. 

'87. — Brother Bennett is in Philadelphia, Pa. 

'92. — Bro. Charles Burger has been teaching mathematics in 
the High School of Denver, Col. 

'94 Law. — Brother Green is in Greeley, Col. 

'94. — Brother Lang is in Denver, CoL 

'95. — Bro. M. H. Kennedy is at Leland Stanford. 

'95. — Brother Perry will graduate from Ann Harbor this year. 

'97. — Brother Coddington is in Idaho Springs, where he is 
studying law. 


'91. — Henry R Rose of this class, now settled over the Uni- 
versalist Church at Auburn, Me., has recently published a volume 
of lectures entitled "Good Sense in Religion." It is issued by the 
Universalist Publishing House, Boston. 

'94. — Charles St. Clair Wade, tutor at Tufts College, sails the 
first of June for France, where he will take advanced work in French. 

V. F. Leighton is at the University of Kansas, instead of Colo- 
rado, as announced in the April number of this magazine. 


'90. — J. M. Denny is in business in Harrisburg, Pa. 

'91. — H. B. Saunders is editor of a paper at Hamburg, N.Y. 

'91. — M. N. French is with the Troy Laundry Machine Co., 
Troy, N.Y. 

'91. — M. Caufman is a manufacturing chemist in Roches- 


'91. — M. M. Sweetland is practicing law in Ithaca, N.Y. 

'91. — B. H. Heath is in Hamburg, N.Y. 

'91. — R. B. Foote is practicing law in Buffalo. 

'92. — W. McConahey is with the Westinghouse Co., Pittsburgh, 

'92. — A. H. Meyers is located at Columbia, Pa. 

'92. — R. F. Ives is practicing medicine. 

'93. — L. R. Malvern is with the Elgin Watch Co., Elgin, 111. 

'93. — J. S. Burr is in the firm of J. S. Burr & Son, Brooklyn. 

'93. — Oliver Shantz is with SchafiFer & Budenberg, N.Y. City. 

'93. — H. F. Moore is at his home in Holyoke, Mass. 

'93. — Guy Webster may be found in Charleston, W.Va. 

'94. — W. L. Elkins is manager of the Pittsburgh Traction Co. 

'94. — W. G. Kranz is an instructor in the Mechanical Labora- 
tory at Cornell. 

'94. — I. A. Scott is with the People's National Gas Co., Pitts- 
burgh, Pa. 

'94. — Raymond Clark is studying medicine at P. and S., N.Y. 

'94. — J. W. Mehley is with his father in business at Edinburg, 

'94. — H. D. Gibbs is taking a course in law at Cornell. 



The student body was shocked to hear on last Monday morning 
of the death of John T. Atkinson of the Senior Class. He died at 
Ochlochnee, Ga., on Sunday morning at 9 o'clock, of acute catarrh 
of the stomach. 

Last term he was ailing somewhat, but did not consider himself 
seriously ill; but while at home during the holidays he failed so 
rapidly that his physician imperatively ordered him south. Here he 
went and at first seemed to improve. His letters to his friends here 
had a somewhat cheerful tone, but the disease was too deeply seated. 
Last week he sank so rapidly that his mother was hastily summoned, 
but he died soon after she arrived. 

John was a member of the Shield and Trident, leader of the 

BOYS OF OLD. 35 1 

University band, captain of the Senior foot-ball team, member of the 
Student's Dancing Club and one of the leading members of the Delta 
Tau Delta Fraternity. Frank and outspoken in manner, courteous 
to all, rather slow in choosing friends, but having once chosen them 
firm and unswerving in his loyalty to them, he held the respect and 
esteem of all his fellow students with whom he came in contact. 
The band and his Fraternity both sent floral pieces to his funeral, and 
several members of his Fratenity were in attendance at his funeral, 
which took place at Wilmington, Wednesday. The sympathy of the 
entire student body is with his bereaved parents in their hour of 
affliction. — Tike lUini, 


'51. — Jno. Townes Moseley graduated with the Class of 185 1 at 
the University of Mississippi. He then studied law and afterwards 
went to Texas, where he became a judge. He died some few years 
ago. He was among the first volunteers in the Confederate Army. 
The company to which he belonged is not exactly known ; but it is 
believed that he belonged to the University Grays, of which his 
brother was a member. 

'62. — Geo. M. Moseley would have graduated with the class of 
1862, but he left college to enlist in the Confederate ser>dce with the 
University Grays. Was severely wounded in the first battle of 
Manasses and rendered unfit for service for some time. Was then 
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An Odd Fanqr— Poem « James Newton Matthewe 7s 

The Frmternity and the Minister Edwin H. Hug^ 77 

Bits of History ..«. .^owrie McCluvs As 

Upsilon In '77. 

The First Form of the Arch Oiapter. 

How TUe Crescent was Received in Days Gone By. 

Barhara — Story £. P. S. Miller 89 

Institution of Chq>ter Beta Phi A. £. Addison 94 

Ohio State Univeisity A. C. Harrey 99 

Oulpter Kitenaion 

I Kendric Charles Babcock 101 

II J. M. SnlUvan 104 

Meeting of the Chicago Alumni Association 106 

From One of tlie Fatliers tio 

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Editorial-^ The Southern Conference, A Daqger, The Eastern Conference, Dues and Debts, 

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When Pluuy Pbyt the Violiii— Poem James Newton Blatthem 166 

James Newton Matthews : Poet . * Muc Ehnmnn 167 

The Frateniity and the Law Hon. W. S. Summers 170 

The Thirteenth Annual Conference of the Eastern DiTisioa .... Albert W. Thompebn 174 

The Tenth Southern Conference ^ C. R. C. i8a 

Tb« Mississippi Association of Delta Tan Delta R. E. Wnboam 188 

New England Alunsni A ssoda t fcm . H. E. Benton 191 

From,Aiv'*^;ir ofthe Fathers 19! 

DehaiTieof Thee J. A. Wakefield 194 

Editorial— The Western Cbnferenoe, To Some of the Chapters, The Kanea, Tub Raixbcw, The 

Wearing of the Badge, The Chksgo A^unni Assodatlon 198 

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Lambda, Beta Mu, BeU Nn, Beta Ondcron, Beta Pi, Beta Rho, Beta Tku, Beta VA . ao« 

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Ivy G. Kittredgs, President Southern Division, 

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£. J. Henning, President Western Division, . Champaign, 111. 

R. L. Harris, President Northern Division, . . . Gambler, Ohio. 

L. K. Malvern, President Eastern Division, .... Elgin, lU. 


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What the Night Said Max Ehnnaan 143 

Our History for the Past Two Years Lowrie McQurg S43 

Our Army and Its Officers Lieut. John P. Finley, U.S.A. 257 

The Kamejk . Shermaa Arter 276 

Home Song ..• • • Charles Henry Wells 379 

The Price Paid Kmdric Charies Babcock aSi 

The Annual Banquet of the Chicago Alumni Assodadon . . . . aSs 

Undergraduate Days Paul E. Keayon S91 

Pi Chapter of the University of Mississippi R. £. Wilbonra 397 

The Past and Present E. P. S. MUIer 300 

The Thirteenth Annual Ctmiertact of the Northern Division R. L. H. 30a 

Editorial — "Our History lor the Past Two Years," Delu Songs, The Kamea, Hon. Roy O. 

West, About Some Rainbow Men ' 307 

AU Sorts 3<' 

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Upsilon, Chi, Beu Beta, Beta Gamma, Beta Delta, Beta Epsilon, BeU Zeta, Beta Eta, 
Bete Theta, Bete lote, Bete Kappa, Bete Lambda, Bete Mn, Bete Nu, Bete Xi, Bete 

Omicron, Bete Pi, Bete Tan, Bete Upsilon, Bete Phi, Bete Psi, Zete 316 

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Miner T. Hines, General Treasurer, .... Gambler, Ohio. 

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E. J. Henning, President Western Division, . . • Champaign, 111. 
R. L. Harris, President Northern Division, . . . Gambier, Ohio. 

L. K. Malvern, President Eastern Division, .... Elgin, 111. 


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