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Acrostic— **A Phi Delta Theta" IPV/ium A\ 7//^;^///^ 481 

Alpha Province Convention 161, 461 

Annapolis, Phi Delta Thetas at Jo^ft J- London 235 

Beckwith, The Rt. Rev. Charles M Caleb B. K. Weed 14 

Black, General John C Royall If. Suiitzier 5 

Butler Phis to the Fore lia/ter H, Palmer 564 

California, University of — The Greek Theatre 38, 341 

Canada as a Fraternity Field 321 

College Annuals, Review of Royall If. Sioitzler 132 

Congressmen, Members of Phi Delta Thela IValter B. Palmei- 565 

Curtis, Wardon Allan Rovall If. Switzler 163 

Delta Province Convention Charles S. Ifoskinson 590 

Ellis, Dr. Alston Kdivin M. IVafson 17 

Emerson, Edwin, Jr IP'aller B. Palmer 263 

Epsilon Province Convention Will II. Hays 591 

Fawcett, The Rt. Rev. M. Edward Walter B. Palmer 251 

Foster, Hon. John W Royall If. Switzler 2 

Functions of Upper Classmen 158 

Geography of Phi Delta Theta Royall II. .Sicitzler 121 

Health of College Athletes Walter B. Palmer 560 

Heinze, F. Augustus Walter B. Palmer 371 

Historic Fraternity Contests Walter B. Palmer 245 

**History of the * K * Fraternity," Review of Walter B. Palmer 253 

Indiana Beta's House Royall II. Switzler 1 56 

Influences of the College Fraternity 164 

Inter- Fraternity Courtesy 51)6 

Iowa Beta and Her New Home Charles E. Loizeaux 331 

Little, Richard Henry .John Arthur Dixon 430 

McReynolds, Hon. James C. John II. DeWitt 8 

Michigan Alpha's New Home Carl II. I 'pmn'er 239 

Miller, Hon. Hugh Th il'alter B. Palmer. John If DeWitt 

• ••■•^■•'■••'••''••••••••^^•(•^•^•^■•••« 259» D*3» 3^4» 3"D 

Mississippi I^l^ti«ns,'lf^feaW49-. .'. .^; ; /.* f falter B. Palmer 445 

Missouri Beta 11! Fo<rtbali. .. .V.V. ..„:.!'. ; ll'illiam II. Soule 327 

Morrison, Governor John 'T*".*.*. .. .^ Rovall II. S-oitzler 10 

Nebraska Agitatec^ ivr^r l^kpyel'i^'^ Gift Walter B. Palmer 360 

Pennsylvania Thela Inin^i^ L. Foster \TJ. 593 

Poughkeepsie, Phi I )ella Thetas at Bernard M. /,. Ernst 24 

Princeton --.\ Fraternity (iraveyard 583 

Sororities, The Development of Walter B. Palmer 366 

Spanish War, Belated Items About (ieorj^e L. Darte 56() 

"Student Life and Customs," Review of Walter B. Palmer 333 

Studies in Fraternity Policv lohn Edwin Broicn 28 

Summer Addresses of Chapter Reporters John II. DeWitt 51)2 

Switzler, Royall H John II. DeWitt 2(>o 

Syracuse University Clement /'. Rolu-rtson 122 

Treatment of Non-Fraternity Men 373 

University Registration Statistics 435 

Vermont Alpha Harry E. Cunninji^^ham 488 

Vermont, University of Harry E. Cunningham 482 

Vermont, Phis from Peoples' Academy Ihomas C. Cheney 267, 494 


Watch-fob, riesigned by Walter B. Palmer 460 

West Point, Phi Delta Thetas at Hernard M. L. Ernst 265 

World's Fair, Phi Delta Theta Week at Royall Jf. Switzler 465, 594 


Eclitorial 41, 173, 269, 375, 524 

Chapter Correspondence 47, 180, 275, 379, 528 

Alumni Club Correspondence 93, 304, 409, 557, 588 

Personal 94, 219, 305, 425, 560 

Collegiate (>9, 224, 309, 432. 568 

Hellenic 107, 229, 315, 439, 571 

The Pyx 1 1 1, 233, 325, 455, 584 

The Chapter Grand 498, 503, 586 

Illustrations — 

Adams, George H. McK 517 

Alpha Province Convention 160 

Beckwith, The Rt. Rev. Charles M., Georgia, '73 15 

Black, General John C, Wabash^ '62 6 

California, University of — The Football Statue 342 

California, University of — The Greek Theatre 38, 340 

Chase, Mollis M. C, Vermont^ '88 494 

Cheney, Thomas C, \ 'ermont^ 'gi 268 

Chicago's Pan-Hellenic Promenade 577 

Coat-of-Arms of the Fraternity i 

Columbia University — The Alma Mater Statue 314 

Curtis, Wardon Allan. W'isconsiti^ '89 164 

Dunn, Waldo H., Cituitniati^ '06 429 

Ellis, Dr. Alston, Miami ^ '67 19 

Emerson, Edwin, Jr., Miami ^ '91 264 

Fawcett, The Rt. Rev. M. Edward, Xortliivesterti^ '89 252 

Foster, Hon. John W., Indiana ^ '55 3 

Gates, Sanford L., I'ermonty '88 495 

Harvard University — The (termanic Museum 311 

Hayden, Chauncey H., J'ermont, '83 496 

Heinze, F. Augustus, Columbia^ '89 371 

Honeywell, Raymond H 506 

Illinois Beta Chapter Group 1 13 

Illinois Beta Football Men 115 

Illinois Eta Chapter Group 1 52 

Indiana Beta's House (four illustrations) 156, 396, 398 

Indiana ?2psilon Chapter Group 324 

Iowa Beta's House 33 1 

Johnson, Thorwald R 508 

Jones, Grant 511 

Kansas Alpha Chapter Group 138 

Lane, Edmund C, I'ermont^ '82 497 

Inland Stanford Junior University- The Memorial Church 37 

Little, Richard Henry, Illinois IWsleyan^ '1)5 431 

Location of Chapters of * A I-ranklin S'ioeet 121 

McReynolds, Hon. James C, J'anderlalt^ '82 9 

Michigan Alpha's House (one illustration and four floor 

plans) 239, 240, 241, 243 

Miller, Hon. Hugh Th., Indianapolis^ '88 260 

Missouri Beta Football Men 326 

Morrison, Governor John T., Wooster^ '87 11 


Nebraska, University of — What Old Nebraska Thinks 362 

Northfield, Phi Delta Thetas at 35 

Ohio Alpha Chapter Group 29 

Pennsylvania Alpha Chapter Group (two illustrations) 151, 454 

Pennsylvania Thela Chapter Group 478 

Pennsylvania Theta's House 480 

Pennsylvania State College (eight illustrations) 

467* 468, 469, 470, 472, 473, 475, 476 

Robenbolt, William M 514 

Spears, John R., Indianapoiis^ ^'ji 3CH) 

Stoll, James H 510 

Summer Club House of Sigma Alpha Kpsilon 580 

Switzler, Roy all Hill, Missouri^ '98 262 

Syracuse University (seven illustrations) 122 

Tennessee Beta Chapter Group 23 

Vermont Alpha Chapter Group 489 

Vermont Alpha Baseball Men 400 

Vermont Alpha Football Men 4()i 

Vermont Alpha's House 488 

Vermont, University of (three illustrations) 483, 485, 487 

Vermont, Phis from Peoples' Academy, Morrisville 41)2 

Watch-fob Displaying 4» A Emblems (two illustrations) 460 


Barclay, Robert H 523 

Brown, John Edwin 28, 5 1 7 

Cheney, Thomas C • . • 494 

Cheesman, William H 522 

Cunningham, Harrv E 482, 488 

DeWitl, John H.. . .' 8, 2Cx> 

269, 272, 325, 375, 455, 504, 505, 507, 515, 516, 524, 585, 386 

Darte, George L 567 

Dixon, John Arthur 430, 510, 511 

Ernst, Bernard M. L 24, 267, 462, 509, 512, 515 

Foster, Irving 1 467, 477, 503 

Hays, Will H 501 

Higgins, William R 481 

Hoskinson, Charles S 5(^ 

Hutchinson, Ralph M 50(1 

I^uchland, Lyman C 34 

Loizeaux, Charles E 331 

Ix)ndon, John J 235 

Miller, John F. G 503, 505 

Palmer, Walter 15 i, 108, 109, no 

III, 245, 251, 253, 259, 263, 267, 271, 274, 305, 309, 315, 325 
333» 343' 360, 366, 371, 425, 432, 437, 439, 445, 446, 448, 455 
460, 564, 565, 568, 569, 571, 576, 577, 578, 580, 581, 584, 587 

Robertson, Clement T 122 

Soule, William A 327 

Switzler, Royall H 2, 5, 10, 41, 1)4 

09, 107, III, 121 132, 156, 163, 173, 219, 224, 229, 233, 594 

Upmeyer, Carl H 239 

Watson, Edwin M 17 

Weed, Caleb B. K 14 

Wyman, Oliver B 114 

Wilson, William 520 

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Vol. XXVnL CXrrOBER, i903. No. u 

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The coat-of-arms adopted by the semi-centennial conven- 
tion, 1898, was the result of a painstaking consultation of 
heraldic authorities, and it conforms to the fixed require- 
ments of heraldry. The design is simple, and there is an 
avoidance of any overcrowded effect. The * A character 
of the emblems is obvious to all, while to the initiated the 
armorial bearings symbolize the cardinal principles of the 

The arms were rather hurriedly engraved, so that im- 
pressions might be used for inserts in college annuals pub- 
lished during 1898-99. The bend and the stars were not 
properly shaded, and the open motto was not properly ac- 
cented. The engraver did not follow directions in regard to 
the upper part of the visor, and, without authority, placed a 
small crescent on the front of the helmet. 

The national conventian of 1902 decided that a new plate 
of the arms should be made by 'some well-known engraver,* 
and that it should be the official plate. The general council 
decided upon The Dreka Company, of Philadelphia, to do 
the work, and appointed Bro. W. B. Palmer to give direc- 
tions in regard to the matter. While in Philadelphia last 
spring he called on the company a number of times, and his 
most minute instructions were followed. Drawing and 
proofs were submitted also to Dr. J. E. Brown, P. G. C, for 
criticism. The plate was finished in August. 

The frontispiece of this number of The Scroll is an im- 
pression from the new steel plate, which will hereafter be 
known as the oflBcial plate of the coat-of-arms. The new 
plate is larger than the old one, and the engraving is much 
superior. We are sure that not only will it give entire sat- 
isfaction but will excite general admiration. 

Impressions from the new plate should be used in all col- 
lege annuals issued this collegiate year at institutions where 


* A has chapters. They may be obtained from The Dreka 
Company, 1121 Chestnut street, Philadelphia, Pa. This 
company has a long established and widely extended repu- 
tation for fine work, especially for fine steel engraving. Its 
artists and engravers thoroughly understand the peculiari- 
ties of executing designs for Greek-letter fraternities, and 
the company has done more work for such fraternities than 
any other company or firm or individual engraver in the 
United States. 

By order of the General Council, the charter plate of 

* A was engraved in 1888 by Louis Dreka, predecessor of 
The Dreka Company. This plate is still in good condition, 
but hereafter the new arms will appear at the top of the 
design, where there was a mortise for the old arms to be in- 


Honorable John W. Foster, diplomat, statesman and coun- 
sellor to nations, is perhaps the most widely known the 
world over of Phi Delta Theta's living sons. Coming into 
manhood in the troublous days preceding the Civil War, his 
career began in stirring times, and, after meritorious service 
in the federal army, he soon won distinction as a public 
servant and entered upon the work for which he has seemed 
to be peculiarly fitted by nature and by training — the field 
of diplomacy. His brilliant record as his country's repre- 
sentative is one long list of splendid achievements in the 
handling and negotiation at foreign courts of matters and 
questions of the gravest import to the United States. His sig- 
nal capability for these high duties has for a number of years 
been a matter of wide recognition, attested by the demand 
for his services as counsellor in international complications 
by many foreign nations. 

John Watson Foster was born in Pike county, Indiana, 
March 2, 1836, a son of Judge M. W. Foster. Entering the 
University of Indiana at Bloomington in 1851, he was grad- 
uated in 1855 with the degree A. B., the degree A. M. being 
conferred on him three years afterward by the same institu- 
tion, and the degree LL. D. in later years by Princeton, 
Yale and Wabash. After a year in Harvard Law School he 
was admitted to the bar at Evansville, Ind. The war came 
on and he entered the federal army as a major of the 
Twenty-fifth Indiana Infantry. Afterward he became lieu- 
tenant-colonel and colonel, commanding an entire division 

Hon. John W. Fostkr, Indiana. '55. 

From photograph sent to W. B. Palmer, 1902. Plate made tor 

'The History of the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity.' 


under General Burnside, and before the close of the war was 
breveted a brigadier- general for meritorious conduct. After 
the war, as editor of the Evansville Journal, he first came 
into political prominence, and in 1869 was appointed post- 
master of Evansville. He was a prominent figure in the 
Republican national convention of 1872, and in 1873 was 
appointed to his first diplomatic post, the ministry to Mex- 
ico. This he filled with marked ability, and remained until 
1880, when he was promoted to the St. Petersburg portfolio. 
He resigned the Russian post the following year in order to 
return to the United States to look after private business. 
Ill accepting his resignation, Mr. Blaine, then Secretary of 
State, took occasion to make profuse expressions of appreci- 
ation of his services to the nation. General Foster estab- 
lished his headquarters in Washington, where he undertook 
special commissions for the United* States and for foreign 
countries. From 1883 to 1885 he was minister to Spain; 
and in 1891 special plenipotentiary of the United States to 
negotiate reciprocity treaties with Brazil, Spain, Germany 
and the British West Indies. At the lime of Mr. Blaine's 
resignation from the cabinet in 1892, Mr. Foster was en- 
gaged as agent of the United States in adjusting trade rela- 
tions with Canada. His ripe experience as a diplomat and 
his acquaintance with the affairs of the department made 
his appointment as Secretary of State to succeed Mr. Blaine 
peculiarly fitting, and it met with uncommonly prompt and 
enthusiastic approval at the hands of the Senate. The 
change of administration in 1893, while removing him from 
office, did not interrupt his diplomatic work. At once he 
became the special agent of the United States in the Behring 
Sea. arbitration at Paris. In 1897 the Emperor of China, in 
the settlement of China's war with Japan, retained him as 
special counsellor and adviser to the Chinese peace envoys. 
Again, in 1897, General Foster represented his own govern- 
ment as ambassador on a special mission to Great Britain 
and Russia, and in 1898 he was a member of the Anglo- 
Canadian commission in the matter of the Alaskan boun- 
dary. At this writing, when the question of the Alaskan 
boundary is again a subject of arbitration between Canada 
and the United States, and the commissioners for the two 
countries are sitting in London, he is again present, on this 
occasion as counsel for the American side. 

Mr. Foster is recognized as an authority on matters of 
American diplomacy, and his two books on the subject, * A 


Century of American Diplomacy,' published in 1900, and 
* American Diplomacy in the Orient,* published during the 
current year, are valued historical works. No man, per- 
haps, is better qualified- to write on our political relations 
with the Far East than Mr. Foster, and his latest work fills 
a recognized need and is regarded a most important contri- 
bution to the history of American politics. 

Mr. Foster was initiated into Phi Delta Theta by Indiana 
Alpha chapter at the University of Indiana during his soph- 
omore year. He was an enthusiastic member and through 
his energy and enterprise left a strong impress on the chap- 
ter. In after years he has retained an interest in Phi Delta 
Theta and has contributed to The Scroll. A notable con- 
tribution was an article in the number for April, 1901, con- 
cerning President Benjamin Harrison, in whose cabinet he 
had served as Secretary of State, both being members of 
Phi Delta Theta. 


General John C. Black was born in Granada, Miss., Jan- 
uary 27, 1839. His father was John Black, D. D., who 
spent his manhood life in the ministry of the Presbyterian 
church. His mother was Josephine Louise Culbertson. 
Both father and mother were from Pennsylvania, and on 
both sides the ancestry runs back to revolutionary stock 
and to the early days of the colonies. By the death of his 
father in 1847, when but thirty-seven years of age, John C. 
was left the eldest of four small children, with a widowed 
mother, who later passed away at the age of seventy- five 
years. In the year of the father's death the family moved 
to the State of Illinois, with no heritage but an honored 
name and a stalwart Christian character. 

In 1858 General Black entered Wabash College, Craw- 
fordsville, Indiana, in the last year of the preparatory 
course, and remained a student of that institution until 
April, 1861. On the morning on which the news reached 
the college that Fort Sumter had been fired on, he volun- 
teered as a private in the Montgomery Guards, an organi- 
zation which a few days later was mustered into the federal 
army, at Indianapolis, as Co. I, 11th Indiana Volunteer 
Infantry, Colonel (afterward Major General) Lew Wallace 
commanding. Of this regiment Mr. Black was made ser- 
geant-major, and so served during the four months prior to 
the regiment's re-enlistment for three years* service. At 

Genrral John C. Black, Wabash, "(12. 

From photograph sent to \V. B. Palmer, 1902. Plate made for 

' The History of the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity.' 


once, on leaving the 11th Indiana, the young soldier re- 
turned to his home at Danville, Illinois, and entered upon 
the work of raising a company. He was successful, and on 
September 18, 1861, his company mustered into service at 
Chicago as Co. K, 37th Illinois Volunteer Infantry, Colonel 
(afterward Major General) Julius White commanding. Of 
this regiment he was elected major, and was mustered in 
with that rank on the same date. It was but a short time 
until Colonel White was made a brigade commander, when 
by virtue of his experience it fell to Major Black to take 
charge of the drilling of the regiment, in its preparation for 
active service. 

On March 8, 1862, in the fiercely contested battle of Pea 
Ridge, Ark., Major Black was in command of the left wing 
of the regiment, and not only had his horse shot under him, 
but was severely wounded in the right fore-arm by a minie 
ball. From this shot such injury resulted that eventually, 
in 1876 and 1877, he was subjected to two operations. 
However, in 1862, after a convalescence of about six weeks 
following the battle of Pea Ridge, he returned to active 
duty with his regiment, and was made lieutenant-colonel 
upon the promotion of Colonel White to be brigadier-gen- 
eral. Remaining continuously thereafter with the regiment 
until December 8, 1862, Colonel Black, while commanding 
the regiment in the bloody battle of Prairie Grove, Ark., 
was again dangerously wounded by a ball. It passed 
through the upper left arm, shattering the bone and carry- 
ing away so much of it that an operation was resorted to, 
resulting in total disability of the member. Recovery from 
this wound was slow, but after an absence of three months 
Mr. Black returned to his regiment as colonel, and served 
with it until the close of the war, taking part in the siege 
of Vicksburg, the Yazoo river campaign, the Red river 
campaign, the operations of the army along the Mexican 
frontier in 1863 64, and the siege of Mobile. In this latter 
period he was promoted to the command of a brigade, and 
led it in person in the grand charge upon the Blakely bat- 
teries, which successfully ended the last general engage- 
ment of the great Civil War. 

Returning to his home in August, 1865, after a few 
weeks of rest, General Black commenced, in Chicago, in 
September, 1865, the study of the law, to practice which he 
was licensed by the Supreme Court of Illinois, in January, 
1867. He has been in the active practice of his profession 


since that date, subject only to the interruptions incident 
to public service. He was elected and served one term as 
congressman at large from a strongly republican State, 
although a democrat. Later he served for four years as 
commissioner of pensions, his administration of the impor- 
tant duties of that office being distinguished by an intelli- 
gent devotion to duty, and a conspicuous ability unsurpassed 
by any other incumbent of that office; and still later he 
served for more than a full term of four years as United 
States attorney for the northern district of Illinois. In all 
these services he so deported himself that no whisper of 
scandal ever touched his record. Honest, fair, able, he has 
performed faithfully and well every duty that has fallen to 
him. He has been much in the public eye and is known as 
a man of strong character; he is also a finished orator, of 
wide experience and of national reputation. 

His recent election at the national encampment of the 
Grand Army of the Republic, occurring as it did by a unan- 
imous vote, was a fitting appreciation of his services to his 
old comrades since his return to civil life. He is now com- 
mander-in-chief of the G. A. R. and a past department 
commander for Illinois. 

General Black was initiated into Phi Delta Theta by In- 
diana Beta chapter in June, 1859. He has attended many 
<^ A gatherings, and is a very loyal member of the frater- 
nity, as the Phis of Chicago will bear abundant testimony. 
He is very proud of the fact that the first <^ A badge made 
with a sword was presented to him in 1806, when the sword 
attachment was first worn. 


Before his appointment as assistant attorney-general of 
the United States, last spring, the career of Bro. James 
Clarke McReynolds had already been one of great honor to 
Phi Delta Theta. For nearly twenty years at the Nashville 
bar he had held an enviable position for his commanding 
personality, his abundant research and his skill and success 
in his profession. He was born in Kentucky about forty- 
two years ago, and came to Vanderbilt University, from 
which in 1882 he graduated with the degree of B. S. and 
the highest university honors. Soon after his entrance into 
the university he was initiated by Tennessee Alpha, and he 
became a leader in his chapter and college life. In 1884 he 

Hon. James Clarkb McRbvnolds, Vandhrbilt, ' 
AssistBiit Attorney-General of the United States. 


was graduated from the law department of the University 
of Virginia, and then spent one year in Washington, as pri- 
vate secretary to Senator (later Associate Justice) Howell 
E. Jackson, of Tennessee. At the bar in Nashville his 
great natural ability and wealth of scholarly equipment 
early brought him to the front rank, a position which he 
steadfastly maintained. As a citizen he is celebrated for his 
great independence of all narrow partisanship or unworthy 
concession for temporary advantage. He has taken part in 
every movement for cfvic righteousness, and has been nota- 
bly free from the arts of the demagogue. In 1896, although 
he had always been a democrat, he made a brilliant, though 
unsuccessful, race for congress upon the sound money plat- 
form in opposition to the regular democratic nominee. In 
the social life of the city he has been a dignified participant, 
and his interest in Phi Delta Theta has always been keen 
and sincere. He loves the fraternity and his brothers in 
the Bond, and finds delight in attending alumni gatherings, 
where he is always glad to attest his loyalty. On last 
Alumni Day, at the meeting of our Nashville club, he made 
a notable speech, setting forth the delights and benefits of 
fraternity life. When his appointment to his present high 
station was announced his many friends and brothers min- 
gled with their congratulations many regrets over their loss 
of association with him. 

With his fully demonstrated ability and great energy and 
force of will, Bro. McReynolds will surely adorn his place 
and ably represent the government in the diflBcult and 
peculiar work of litigating the great questions growing out 
of modern industrial combinations. The office is regarded 
as a stepping-stone to higher things, and in this prospect 
his friends will probably not be disappointed. 

John H. DeWitt. 


Governor John T. Morrison, of Idaho, is a good example 
of eastern energy and character transplanted to the great 
and growing West — or, more properly speaking, to the great 
Northwest — a land of present prosperity and still richer fu- 
ture. Born in Pennsylvania, educated in Ohio, trained for his 
profession in New York, he chose as the field for the work 
to which he felt himself called the far West, and at the age 
of thirty years removed to the State of Idaho. While still 
a young man, his career has been one of active usefulness 


and distinction, and he finds himself today a forceful factor 
in the progress and development in that region of wonder- 
ful promise, which the other sections of our country, in 
their admiration, call *the great Northwest.* 

John Tracy Morrison was born December 25, 1860, on a 
farm in Washington township, Jefferson county, Pennsyl- 
vania. He was educated in the common schools of that 
State, and attended for brief periods the state normal school 
at Edinboro, Erie county, and the preparatory school of Al- 
fred University, Alfred Center, N. Y. Subsequently he 
engaged in teaching, and became principal of the high 
school in Brockwayville, Pa. Later on he completed his 
preparation for college in the preparatory department of the 
University of Wooster, at Wooster, Ohio, and in due course 
entered the collegiate department there in 1883. He was 
graduated with the class of 1887 with the bachelor^s 
degree, and three years later the degree A. M. was con- 
ferred upon him. As an undergraduate at Wooster he took 
an active part in student affairs, and won particular prefer- 
ment on the college press. During his course he was editor 
of the Wooster Collegian, and in his senior year founded 
and published the Student Statesman, While yet an under- 
graduate Mr. Morrison found his life's partner in the per- 
son of Miss Grace Darling Mackey, of Trumbull county, 
Ohio, who also was a student at Wooster and a member of 
Mr. Morrison's own class. They were married in 1886, 
and two children have been born to them — Mary Louise 
and John M. 

After graduating at Wooster, Mr. Morrison was elected 
to the presidency of the Macon Masonic College, at Macon, 
Tenn., wh^r^ he remained one year. His incumbency of 
the presidential chair was highly successful, and he was 
offered every inducement to remain. However, he had 
early chosen the profession of law, and determined to take 
up his professional course at once. Accordingly, in the 
fall of 1889, he entered the law school of Cornell University, 
where his record was one of the highest order. Besides filling 
the post of law librarian, Mr. Morrison took graduate work 
independent of his regular course, and succeeded in gradu- 
ating with the law class of 1890 with first honors, taking 
the first thesis prize. 

In 1890 Mr. Morrison removed to Idaho and opened an of- 
fice in Caldwell, his present home and began the active prac- 
tice of the profession. He early took an interest in politics, 


and in 1894 represented his county (Canyon) upon the Re- 
publican state central committee. In 1896, when the organiz- 
ation was demoralized by the free silver movement, he was 
instrumental in reorganizing the Republican forces and was 
elected secretary of the state committee. When the state 
convention of that year was held, he was given the nomina- 
tion for congress, and made an active campaign of the State, 
knowing that he was leading a forlorn hope but deeply 
imbued with a determination to keep his party's cause alive 
and before the people. Defeat was inevitable. However, 
in 1897, his services to the party were recognized by his be- 
ing made chairman of the Republican state committee, and 
as such chairman he conducted the campaign of 1898, in 
which the Republican vote of the State was increased over 
that of 1896 by more than one hundred per cent. In 1900 
he was again nominated for congress, and, while the entire 
ticket was defeated and he went down with the rest, a 
change of 526 votes would have elected him. In 1902 he 
received the nomination for governor, and, after an excit- 
ing campaign, was elected by a majority of 6,000. 

While his public activities have been more especially in 
the field of politics, Mr. Morrison has also taken an active 
interest in church and educational work. Prominent in the 
councils of the Presbyterian church, he has twice been a 
commissioner to the General Assembly of that church, in 
1892 and in 1897. As governor of Idaho, his opportunities 
are manifold to serve the public school system of his State, 
and its capstone, the University of Idaho at Moscow. To 
these duties he brings his most energetic and whole-hearted 
enthusiasm, and the State University, already an institution 
of great usefulness, under his influence is making rapid 
strides and enjoys encouraging consideration at the hands 
of the commonwealth. 

During his freshman year at Wooster, Bro. Morrison was 
initiated into Ohio Delta chapter. He became an enthusi- 
astic worker for Phi Delta Theta, and was his chapter's del- 
egate to the New York convention of 1886. During his 
senior year, 1886-87, he held a general office of the fra- 
ternity, being president of Delta province. He has a brother 
who is a * A 0, W. Z. Morrison, Cornell, '87, of Pittsburg, 
Pa. Mrs. Morrison is a member of K A 0. 




Charles Minnigerode Beckwith was born in Petersburg, 
Va., June, 1852. He attended the University of Georgia, 
from which institution he was graduated a B. A. in 1873. 
Immediately after his graduation he became assistant pro- 
fessor of mathematics and subsequently head master of the 
Sewanee grammar school of the University of the South. 
He occupied this position six years, leaving behind him an 
enduring memory of sturdy Christian manliness and tactful 
power of control. Leaving Sewanee he entered into the 
study of theology at the Berkeley Divinity School, Middle- 
town, Conn. 

Finishing his course there, he was ordained in Atlanta, 
by the Right Reverend John W. Beckwith, D. D., Bishop 
of Georgia, his uncle, and he was one of the clergy staff of 
St. Luke's Cathedral until 1886. He then accepted the 
rectorship of Christ Church, Houston, Texas. While rector 
of this church he was elected assistant bishop of Texas, but 
declined the appointment. He remained at Houston, until 
1892, when he became the general missionary of the Diocese 
of Texas. In this position he traveled widely in the State 
and showed himself to be an indefatigable worker, as well 
as possessing a remarkable faculty of organization and of 
controlling men. He also had the power of thorough sys- 
tem, which was felt through all his work, and was most 
marked perhaps in his influence on young men and boys of 
the church choir and Sunday school. Later he re-entered 
parish work and became the rector of Trinity Church, Gal- 
veston, the largest and most important parish in Texas, and 
when the city was swept by a terrible tidal wave he gave 
further evidence of his public spirited resourcefulness, in 
his untiring efforts to relieve the suffering of that unfortu- 
nate city. In 1901 he again became general missionary of 
Texas, from which charge he was called by election in the 
Diocese of Alabama to be their bishop, and was consecrated 
to that office on December 17, 1902, in St. John's church, 
Montgomery, Ala. 

Our Reverend Brother Beckwith is our first Phi Delta 
Theta bishop, so far as we are able to ascertain. He has 
served the church in Texas faithfully and well, and was one 
of the foremost, if not the foremost among the ranks of the 
clergy. He is a man of very considerable strength, energy 

Coutteay of the Churchm»ti. 

*HND C. M. Bfr:cKwiTH, D. I)., Ghorcia, '73. 
Bishop of Alabama. 


and force of character and is an able and eflScient preacher. 
He has shown himself a man accustomed to command and 
in his life one worthy to rule. 

During his pastoral life he became the author of 'The 
Trinity Course of Church Instruction' and *The Teacher's 
Companion to the Trinity Course.* In 1902 the University 
of the South conferred upon him the degree of Doctor of 
Divinity and the following year Berkeley Divinity School 
conferred the same degree. 

While in college, and for years afterward, Bro. Beckwith 
was a very active worker for Phi Delta Theta. He was a 
charter member of the chapter at the University of Georgia 
in 1871. He was his chapter's delegate at the quarto-cen- 
tennial national convention at Athens, Ohio, 1878, and was 
assistant secretary of the convention. At the national con-^ 
vention at Crawfordsville, Ind., 1874, he was first vice-pres- 
ident, and at the national convention at Danville, Ky., he 
was president and necrologist. He came to the Danville 
convention from Sewanee, bringing from Nashville Lytton 
Taylor, who was initiated at the convention, and who be- 
came the original charter member of the Vanderbilt chap- 
ter. He was the orator at the province convention held at 
Atlanta, 1880, and was elected first vice-president of the 
province. At the national convention at Richmond, Va,, 
1882, he was one of the speakers in the public literary ex- 
ercises, supplying the place of Founder Robert Morrision, 
who was absent. At this convention he strongly recom- 
mended that a chapter be established at Sewanee. The 
convention referred the matter to the Vanderbilt chapter, 
which organized a chapter at Sewanee within six months. 
During 1882-'88, Bro. Beckwith was president of the prov- 
ince which included Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, Missis- 
sippi and Texas. That we may know his loyalty to Phi 
Delta Theta continues, we quote a sentence from a recent 
letter: *I trust that the fraternity will bless others as it 
has blessed me in my student life.' Bro. Beckwith, as 
Bishop of Alabama, resides in Anniston. We extend to 
him our hearty congratulations and wish him a long and 
prosperous episcopate. Caleb B. K. Weed. 



One of the distinguishing features of Phi Delta Theta, 
which is pointed to with pride by the wearers of the sword 
and shield, is the number of eminent men among its alumni. 
They are found in every walk of life, and it is a gratification 
that the list is constantly increasing. Those who have sub- 
scribed to its principles and kept the fraternity spirit ever 
dear through the cares and perplexities of busy lives have 
occupied places from the chief executiveship of the nation 
down. Their counsel has been felt and heeded in the presi- 
dent's cabinet, in the halls of congress, on the bench, in the 
leading educational institutions of the country, at the bar, 
as captains of industry — in fact in every calling where 
brains and ability force their possessor to the front. 

In the field of education Phi Delta Theta felicitates itself 
upon having so able and prominent a worker as Dr. Alston 
Ellis, president of Ohio University at Athens. As an edu- 
cator his achievements are little short of marvelous. His 
efforts have at all times been along original lines as college 
president, as the originator of ideas in public school work, 
and as author of educational works his reputation is na- 
tional. The enviable position he occupies is the result of 
his own efforts, his untiring energy, and his devotion to the 
cause of education, which he so signally graces and digni- 

While at all times attracting widespread attention as an 
educator. Dr. Ellis's achievements since his accession to the 
presidency of Ohio University in July, 1901, have brought 
him more prominently before the educational world and 
have added a capstone to his already enviable record. As 
chief executive of this institution some of the most far- 
reaching educational work of his life has been accomplished. 
Not only has it redounded to the benefit of Ohio University, 
but it benefits the whole cause of education and marks a 
grand era in the educational history of Ohio. 

Largely through the activity, executive ability, and knowl- 
edge of men possessed by Dr. Ellis, the legislature of Ohio 
has established normal colleges at Ohio University, Athens, 
and Miami University, Oxford. The annual revenue granted 
these institutions by the legislative enactment known as 
the 'Seese Bill' amounts to $66,000. Dr. Ellis was the au- 
thor of the bill and labored unceasingly for its passage by 
the general assembly. By the provisions of the bill Ohio 


University gets seven-twelfths and Miami University five- 
twelfths of the annual appropriation. 

The best indication of the effective work which Dr. Ellis 
has done for the institution over which he now presides is 
in the largely increased attendance of students. The total 
enrolment for the college-year ending June 18, 1903, was 
551 . Immediately following the close of the college-year 
came the opening of the summer school. This was attended 
by 423 students in collegiate classes and 104 in the training 
school. This far exceeds any previous attendance at Ohio 
University and bespeaks the high regard in which the presi- 
dent of the institution is held throughout the state. 

Some idea of the strenuous and active life led by Dr. 
Ellis in his present position may be formed when it is known 
that in the economy of Ohio University the president of the 
institution is also president of the board of trustees as well 
as a voting member. Ex-ofl5cio he is also chairman of the 
most important committees — finance, buildings and grounds, 
employes and salaries. He is accordingly hampered in no- 
wise and is enabled to see the fruition of all his ideas for 
the advancement and the upbuilding of the institution whose 
policy he directs. Results show how well he has served it. 

Dr. Ellis's efforts to upbuild Ohio University and the cause 
of education are not hedged about by the functions of his 
executive office. His efforts have a wider scope. Within 
the last two years he has delivered addresses in nearly 
every portion of Ohio. His ability as an orator and thinker 
have made him much in demand as a public speaker. Four 
of his lectures, 'Education and Service,' 'The Cultivation 
of the Senses,' 'Our Schools and Our Country,' and 'Debt, 
A Lecture for the Times,' rank with the efforts of such 
platform orators as Wendling, Watterson, and Cochran. 

When Dr. Ellis was called to the presidency of Ohio Uni- 
versity it was for a three years' term of service. So dis- 
tinguished and effective have been the results of his labors 
that last June the board of trustees extended the term to 
July 1, 1906, and unanimously tendered him a vote of thanks 
for the able conduct of the affairs of his office. 

Dr. Alston Ellis is a Kentuckian. He was born in Ken- 
ton county, January 26, 1847. Like so many of Kentucky's 
prominent families his forbears came of old Virginia stock 
that made its impress upon the strenuous times when the 
nation had its birth. His great grandfather after the close 
of the revolutionary war, in which he served throughout, 

Dr. Alston Elus, Miami, 'liT, 
President of Ohio University. 


moved to Kentucky with his family. Rev. John Ellis^ 
grandfather of Dr. Ellis was born in Virginia, but spent his 
life principally in Kentucky, and in Ohio and Indiana, 
where he was well known. Though resident of a slave 
State he had the courage of his convictions and strongly op- 
posed slavery. 

Absalom Ellis, father of Dr. Ellis, was born in Kenton 
county, Kentucky. On his mother's side he came of sturdy 
Dutch descent and on that of his father his ancestry traces 
back to hardy Scotch progenitors. He married his cousin, 
Mary Ellis, whose mother, a Miss Susan Arnold, came of 
Scotch parentage. Her father, William G. Ellis, was one 
of the largest landowners and wealthiest men in Kenton 
county. He owned a large number of slaves, but was op- 
posed to the institution on principle. When his slaves left 
one night and escaped to Ohio he made no effort to capture 
them. Absalom Ellis moved to Covington in 1863 and en- 
gaged in the manufacture of tobacco. In 1888 he returned 
to his farm in Kenton county and died there in 1894, at the 
age of 70 years. 

Alston Ellis was the only child of his parents. At an 
early age he evinced a lively interest in securing an educa- 
tion despite the meager advantages then offered. Though 
the schools were far inferior to those of today he secured a 
good foundation upon which to build the deep learning of 
which he is the possessor. 

When fifteen years old he moved to Covington with his 
parents where he attended a private school conducted by S. 
Mead, a noted teacher of the old school. Under the tutelage 
of this pioneer educator he prepared for college. To better 
prepare himself for the higher education which he always 
had in view. Dr. Ellis taught a country school near Carroll- 
ton, Kentucky, for five months. The compensation allowed 
by the school district which he served was eight dollars, 
but through the voluntary subscription of the patrons of 
the school his salary was increased to forty dollars per 
month. At the expiration of the term he returned to Cov- 
ington and was employed in the tobacco factory conducted 
by his father. 

The excellent preparation he had received, and his nat- 
ural aptitude for acquiring knowledge enabled him to enter 
the sophomore class of Miami University in 1864, at the age 
of seventeen. Three years later he graduated with honor 
from this institution. His college course was marked with 


unusual success and punctuated with numerous honors. 
He especially excelled in the classics and gained distinction 
as an orator and debater. Four times during his senior 
year he was called upon to deliver public addresses. In ad- 
dition to this honor he was selected by the student body to 
deliver the annual oration on Washington's birthday, a dis- 
tinction accorded only those whose work in college had 
been distinguished for general excellence. 

Dr. Ellis's marriage to Miss Katherine Ann Cox occurred 
July 23, 1867, shortly after his graduation. Mrs. Ellis is 
the daughter of Capt. Abram P. and Elizabeth Cox. Capt. 
Cox gained his title through gallant service in the Union 
army. At the time of his death, in 1872, he was one of the 
most prominent lawyers at the Butler county bar. 

Dr. Ellis began his career as an educator in September 
after graduation at Miami University. It has since been a 
series of unbroken successes. His first educational work 
was as principal of a ward school at Covington, and his sub- 
sequent rise has been rapid. Principal of a school in New- 
port, Ky. ; eight years as superintendent of schools of 
Hamilton, Ohio, which position he resigned to accept one 
with Harper Brothers, at a salary of $3,000 ; seven years as 
superintendent of instruction at Sandusky, Ohio, followed 
by a call to his former position as superintendent of schools 
of Hamilton, at an advanced salary of $3,000 per year, give 
some idea of the upward trend of his career in educational 

Different educational institutions have honored Dr. Ellis 
by the conferring of degrees upon him. In 1872 he was 
made Master of Arts by Miami University and the same 
year delivered the diplomas to the graduating members 
of the Erodelphian and Miami Union literary societies. 
Wooster University, in 1879, honored him with the degree of 
Doctor of Philosophy and Ohio State University conferred a 
similar degree in 1888. Two years later Ohio State Univer- 
sity added another honor with the degree of Doctor of Laws, 
and in 1894, his alma mater complimented him by con- 
ferring the same degree. In 1880 the work of Dr. Ellis 
attracted the attention of the Victoria Institute, the philo- 
sophic society of Great Britain. He was made a member of 
this exclusive organization and later became a life member, 
a distinction that has been accorded few educators in this 
country. Queen Victoria before her death was a noted 
patron of the Victoria Institute. 


In January, 1892, Dr. Ellis was called to the presidency of 
the State Agricultural College of Colorado, after declining 
an invitation to become its president in 1891. He accepted 
the second call for a five years' term of service at a salary 
of $6,000 per year. At the close of the college year of 1891, 
the institution had 106 students. At the close of the year 
1898 the attendance had increased to 347. During the 
incumbency of Dr. Ellis the course of study was broadened 
and the standard of the institution raised in every particular. 

At the annual meeting of the college trustees held Decem- 
ber 14, 1898, Dr. Ellis was re-elected for a term extending 
to September 1, 1901. His election was the occasion of 
congratulation and felicitation not only in Fort Collins, the 
location of the State Agricultural College of Colorado, but 
throughout the state upon which during his seven years' 
residence he had left an indelible impress. Political fusion 
in Colorado placed three Populists on the board of trustees 
of the institution. The result was the rescinding of the 
action of the last meeting extending Dr. Ellis's term to 
1901. Dr. Ellis made no contest and requested his friends 
on the board to vote for some one else. His retirement was 
regretted by friends of education all over Colorado and 
especially in Fort Collins. The action at the called meeting 
was condemned by the press of Colorado and the loss of Dr. 
Ellis was deprecated in numerous editorials. He returned 
to Ohio in February, 1900, and occupied his beautiful home, 
*The Heights,' in Hamilton. He at once resumed his place 
of prominence in the educational circles of Ohio. His elec- 
tion by the board of trustees of Ohio University as president 
occurred July 18, 1901. His work since that time has been 
part of the educational history of Ohio. 

Phi Delta Theta is one of Dr. Ellis's cherished enthusi- 
asms. A son of the parent chapter at Miami, he has ever 
taken a lively interest in the affairs of the fraternity. At 
the time he entered Miami our Ohio Alpha chapter was ex- 
tinct. Associated, however with a classmate, now a promi- 
nent lawyer of Spokane, Wash. , Judge James Zachary Moore, 
who had been initiated into 4> A © at Centre College, he re- 
vived the dormant chapter, and has ever afterward been one 
of the strongest factors in its progress. In 1880 he wrote a 
splendid article for The Scroll on the revival of 4> A 
at Miami, and in the same year was orator of the national 
convention at Indianapolis, his oration on the subject 
'American Education,' being a notable effort. When the 


articles of incorporation of Phi Delta Theta, under the laws 
of Ohio, were filed on March 12, 1881, the name of Alston 
Ellis headed the list of incorporators. In 1899 he again 
took part in the fraternity^s public exercises, as one of the 
speakers at the * A © golden jubilee, at the birthplace of 
the fraternity and his own alma mater — Miami. 

Edwin M. Watson. 


As in former years, Phi Delta Theta has just cause to feel 
proud of her record in 1903 at the great intercollegiate re- 
gatta on the Hudson. Indeed, the visitor found Phis on the 
river and off of it at Poughkeepsie during the boat race sea- 
son, including crew captains, oarsmen, local oflScials and par- 
tisans of the several institutions which met on the river in 
one of the greatest series of races in the history of the 
Intercollegiate Rowing Association. It was naturally im- 
possible to determine exactly how many Phis saw the races 
or visited the town during regatta week. The writer per- 
sonally met forty-nine, representing nine different institu- 
tions, and there were many others. Returning from the 
Highland shore after the 'varsity race two Phi pins were 
seen on the crowded ferry boat, and before the identity of 
the wearers could be established they were lost in the veri- 
table mob. Still another man proudly wearing the argent 
and azure pledge button was seen to board the special train 
to New York, which brought up thousands of spectators 
just before the races began and hurried them off again to 
the south immediately after the last race. A fair estimate 
of the Phi Delta Theta men at the races is about seventy- 

The visitors came from classes graduated many years ago 
as well as those of comparatively recent years. In this par- 
ticular the loyalty of the Cornell Phi was abundantly dem- 
onstrated, as the college sent eighteen Phis to the scene of 
the races from the class of '87 to that of '05. Among 
the Cornell delegation was Prof. William F. Durand, Lan- 
sing,' 80, the faculty representative of the Cornell navy on 
the Athletic Council and a member of stewards of the Inter- 
collegiate Rowing Association, which controls the regatta. 
Union sent four professional men, including Prof. Edward 
S. C. Harris, the superintendent of the Poughkeepsie public 
school system. The other colleges were also fittingly rep- 



On the water and in the several shells the Phis were 
everywhere in evidence. It is not too much to say that the 
fraternity was better represented than any other among the 
oarsmen. There were nineteen men connected with the 
various crews. Of these two were assistant coaches, six 
were 'varsity oarsmen, four were 'varsity substitutes, four 
were freshman oarsmen, two were freshman substitutes, 
one was a judge at the finish of the 'varsity race and one 
was connected intimately with the management of the re- 
gatta. There were two 'varsity captains, two other ex- 
captains and still two other Phis who were subsequently 
elected the captains of the Cornell and Columbia boats for 
next year. This record, I believe, is unprecedented on the 
Hudson if it has not been surpassed in past years by Phi 
Delta Theta itself. The fraternity is certainly succeeding 
in furnishing the various universities with many of their 
best oarsmen. 

In the 'varsity boat at Columbia there were John S. 
Maeder at bow, who is the captain for 1904, and Burritt N. 
Wheeler, who rowed at No. 7, displacing an Alpha Delta 
Phi man barely a fortnight before the race. Maeder is now 
a senior. He came to Columbia from the Horace Mann 
school in New York, rowed on the freshman crew at Pough- 
keepsie in 1901 and at No. 2 on the 'varsity crew in 1902. 
He was a substitute for end on the 'varsity football team 
last year and made the Nacoms the most important senior 
society at Columbia. Wheeler prepared for Columbia at 
the Collegiate Institute, New York. He is a junior, and 
rowed on his freshman class crew at Poughkeepsie in 1902. 
He stroked the second 'varsity boat this year, and is promi- 
nent in the college world. Edwin H. Updike, who stroked 
the 'varsity four-oared boat, prepared for Columbia at the 
Trinity school, New York. He rowed at bow in the 'varsity 
four race on the Hudson a year ago and rowed in the sec- 
ond 'varsity eight early in the year. He was a member of 
the exclusive junior ball committee and has held other 
student offices at the university. John Miller, who lowed 
in the freshman boat at No. 7, had previous rowing experi- 
ence at the New York Athletic Club. He played at half- 
back on the 'varsity football team last autumn and is sure 
to win a seat in the Columbia 'varsity boat next year with 
Capt. Maeder and Bros. Wheeler and Updike, none of whom 
are lost by graduation. Arthur C. Purdy was a Phi substi- 
tute for the freshman boat and Bro. Edgar N. Dollin, of the 


football squad, rowed for some time. Bro. Roland P. Jack- 
son, who assisted Edward Hanlan in coaching the crews, 
was the captain of the 1902 boat, and is one of the best oars- 
men that Columbia has ever turned out. 

The captain of the victorious Cornell boat in the premier 
race was Bro. John P. Frenzel, Jr., of Indianapolis, Ind., 
who prepared for Cornell at the Indianapolis Manual Train- 
ing School. He has rowed throughout his college course 
both in the four and eight -oared boats and sat in the victo- 
rious 'varsity eight at Poughkeepsie in 1902. Capt. Frenzel 
has endeared himself to Cornell by surrendering his seat in 
this year's boat to a freshman whom the captain considered 
a better oarsman than himself. The Cornell stroke oar. who 
was so highly praised for the race he rowed, was Bro. Albert 
R. Coffin, a present senior who came from the Indianapolis 
high school. Bro. Coffin is considered the best stroke Cor- 
nell has ever had in all her brilliant rowing history. He 
stroked the freshman crew in 1901, and the winning 'varsity 
in 1902. He has also played on the 'varsity football team 
with distinction for two years. Bro. Coffin has been elected 
captain of the 'varsity crew for 1904. Bros. Hazlewood, 
Pruyn and Kugler, former oarsmen, were also at Pough- 
keepsie. Bro. Kugler came from Philadelphia on his yacht 
Priscilla, on which he entertained the Phis royally. Prof. 
Durand was Cornell's other rowing representative. 

Pennsylvania's captain was Bro. William G. Gardiner, 
'03. In his freshman year he won a seat at No. 5 in the 
freshman crew at Poughkeepsie; went to Henley with the 
Quaker boat rowing at No. 7 and sat at No. 5 in the Pough- 
keepsie race of 1902. He was also captain of the Pennsyl- 
vania football and hockey teams, playing at end and half- 
back on the former, both in 1901 and 1902. His preparation 
for college was done at the Toledo, Ohio, high school. Bro. 
Joel H. Hildebrand, another senior, was a substitute for the 
'varsity four. Three Phis sat in the Pennsylvania freshman 
shell, as follows: H. A. Appleton, at No. 2; John G. Hen- 
drie, at No. 5, and F. H. York, at stroke oar. Bro. John 
Gardiner, an ex captain of the Quaker eight, and well known 
as the Henley stroke, assisted Ellis Ward in coaching the 
several Pennsylvania crews. 

Three Phis were found on the Syracuse rowing squad. 
At No. 1, in the 'varsity shell, sat Bro. Henry M. Galpin. 
He prepared for college at the Candor (New York) high 
school and the Newark Valley high school. He is a sopho- 


more who rowed at bow in the Syracuse freshman boat last 
year at Poughkeepsie, and he played on the second 'varsity 
football team last fall. Bro. Henry M. Russell, '05, was a 
first 'varsity substitute, and Bro. Ray Ernest Smith was a 
substitute on the freshman squad. 

The Board of Stewards of the Intercollegiate Rowing As- 
sociation have received assurances that both the University 
of California and the University of North Carolina will en- 
ter crews at Poughkeepsie next year. As Phi Delta Theta 
has strong chapters in both of these institutions the frater- 
nity has reason to expect another influx of Phi oarsmen in 
1903 on the famous Highland race course. 

One of the most noteworthy events of the year at Pough- 
keepsie for the fraternity was the Phi Delta Theta reunion 
on the night of the race at the Old German Tavern on Union 
street, the scene of the gathering of the year before All 
the arrangements were made by Cornell men, who had se- 
cured a private room on the third floor of the quaint build- 
ing, and who had organized parlies to scour the streets and 
the hotel lobbies in search for wandering Phis. All were 
corralled in the meeting room and a jolly good time fol- 
lowed. All the college and fraternity yells w^ere given over 
and over again with gusto, and the singing and story-telling 
lasted until late in the evening, when the different college 
delegations prepared to take their several trains on their 
way home. The evening was one which will long be re- 
membered by those who were present, and served, in great 
fashion, to continue the precedent established in 1902 to 
have a miniature Phi convention at Poughkeepsie every 
year on the occasion of the boat races. 

The Phis who were observed at Poughkeepsie by the 
writer, arranged according to chapters, were as follows: 

Columbia — Roland Pearce Jackson, '02; Roscoe Crosby 
Gaige, '03; Eugene Ashley, '04; John Samuel Maeder, 
'04; Edwin Hoyt Updike, '04; Thomas Miller, Jr., '05; 
Franklin Kennedy Sprague, '05; Burritt Nash Wheeler, 
'05; John Miller, '06, and Bernard Morris Lee Ernst, '99. 
Painsylvania — John Gardiner, '01; William G. Gardiner, 
'03; Joel H. Hildebrand, '03; H. A. Appleton, '06; John 
G. Hendrie, '06, and F. H. York, '06. Syraaise—AXh^xi 
Roe Seaman, '03; Andrew Gillis Taft, '04; Henry M. 
Galpin, '05; Henry M. Russell, '05, and Ray Ernest 
Smith, '06. Cornell— Z^wvxn Carlisle Boynton, '87; Thomas 
Stevens Clark, '94; C. B. Mason, '94; Frederick Raymond 


Slater, '94; Nathaniel C. Robbins, '9G; Allen E. Whiting, 
'98; Joseph Witham Young, '99; John William Ihlder, '00; 
William Waldo Pellett, '00; Benjamin Barber Conable, '01; 
William Blyler Kugler, '02; John Peter Frenzel, Jr., '03; 
Stuart Hazlewood, '08; Clarence Blyler Kugler, Jr., '03; 
Albert Reeves Coffin, '04; Lawrence Temple Ketchum, '04; 
William Cool Pruyn, '04, and Everett Cartwright Welch, '05. 
Uyiion — E. A. Hopkins; Edward Schuyler Colfax Harris, 
'86; Daniel James Hoyt, '99, and John Daniel Edwards, '00. 
Brojvn — Bertram Harrington Buxton, '04; Otis Jameson 
Case, '05, and Robert Carlisle Powell, ex-'05. Lansing — 
Prof. William Frederick Durand, '80, chairman of the 
Rowing Council at Cornell. Washington — George W. 
Parker, '02. ^wV/^r^/— Robert Carlisle Powell, '06. Sum- 
mary: Cornell, 18; Columbia, 10; Pennsylvania, 6; Syra- 
cuse, o; Union, 4; Brown, 3; Lansing, Washington and 
Amherst, one each. Total, 49. 

B. M. L. Ernst, Columbia, '^^, 


There is no element in fraternity policy which goes more 
toward determining the standard of the organization than its 
attitude on the subject of extension. With several applica- 
tions for charters presented each year this subject, one may 
say, is constantly before us. Phi Delta Theta is a truly 
national organization, and has a chapter roll exceeded in 
length by none of her rivals. Phis who have studied fra- 
ternity history know something of how this roll was built 
up and how we came into our present heritage. The more 
enthusiastic advocates of extension point to this proud rec- 
ord of the past and say it is an argiiment why we should 
continue to give favorable consideration to well recom- 
mended bodies of applicants ; that to do otherwise repudi- 
ates the policy upon which we have built so magnificent a 

To my mind this argument is fallacious and misleading. 
The rules which guided us in the establishment of chapters 
in past years must today be modified by the conditions of 
the present, which are wholly different from what they 
were a score of years, or for that matter even a decade ago. 
If the argument is made that ten or fifteen or twenty years 
ago we gave favorable consideration to applications that to- 
day we are inclined to reject, and that because of the fact 


we are proud of the chapters and iiistitutious thus enrolled, 
we will make a great mistake in not accepting these oppor- 
tunities for new chapters, would it not be just as reasonable 
to insist that we revert to the methods of chapter estab- 
lishment in the still earlier decades of Phi Delta Theta's 
existence? The splendid chapters on our roll that date 
back to this period were chartered by a method perfectly 
suited to the time and conditions, but which no one could 
consistently advocate today. 

But an extension policy, carefully conceived and faith- 
fully adhered to, must go through an evolution as marked 
as the advancement of the fraternity which it has built up. 
In the 50' s, when the total membership of the fraternity 
was small and made up for the most part of active members 
in college, the complete assimilation of a new chapter as an 
integral part of the fraternity was as easy as it was desira- 
ble. The proper development of the fraternity called for 
such extension. Later, seeing the benefits to be gained 
from making the fraternity one of national extent, a con- 
sistent policy was followed of accepting favorable oppor- 
tunities of entering representative institutions until we could 
legitimately claim to have on our roll the best colleges of 
the East, West, North and South. This does not mean that 
we have on our roll every institution of prominence, but it 
does mean that, with few exceptions, there have been good 
reasons for our not entering those as yet unentered.* 

Neither does it mean that every college on our list is one 
of national importance. But the chapters in these small 
colleges have helped to build up our fraternitj' and are as 
much a part of it as those located in the more powerful uni- 
versities, and as long as they can secure the material which 
makes good Phis, they should be made to feel that their 
charters are not to be assailed merely because the institu- 
tions in which the chapters are located are small. 

More than ten years ago — say by 1890 — the complexion 
of our chapter roll became definitely fixed. We were a 
national fraternity. The chapters added since then are 
chapters made possible by developments among colleges 
which previously could not have claimed our attention. The 

* We note adverse lawa at Princeton and Oberlin: the prevalence of systems at 
Yale and Harvard, in the presence of which we have, so far, preferred not to 
maintain a chapter of Phi Delta Theta; an already crowded condition so far as 
the number of fraternities and the percentacre of fraternity men is concerned, at 
such institutions as Bowdoin. Wesleyan, Trinity (Conn.) and Rutgers. In addi- 
tion there are other institutions of excellent repute, applications from which, for 
reasons good to us, we have seen fit to deny. 


developmental period of Phi Delta Theta's existence had 
passed, and we were only accepting exceptional opportuni- 
ties in unquestioned fields when we admitted the chapters 
that have been added to our roll since 1890. But during this 
time, and all the time from the founding of the fraternity 
down to the present, conditions have been changing. The 
alumni body of the fraternity has been growing. Today we 
have more than ten alumni to every undergraduate. These 
men are a part of the fraternity. The fundamental idea of 
Phi Delta Theta is that it is a social organization, and this 
implies on the part of the alumni a continued acquaintance 
with and fair knowledge of the make-up of our undergradu- 
ate branch, namely, the active chapters. It is a rude shock 
to the alumnus who at the annual reunion discourses about 
some of the old chapters, to be told that certain ones no 
longer exist, and he finds it equally disturbing at times to 
his complacent reminiscences to have the undergraduate 
remind him that we have a number of new chapters on our 
roll whose names and location he finds it impossible to find 
a place for in his recollections of Phi Delta Theta. He goes 
back to his home wondering if this is really the same Phi 
Delta Theta to which he belonged. 

At the same time the number of our alumni has been in- 
creasing, there has been growing up a closer feeling of 
union among all our chapters. The social life of our fra- 
ternity means more to the various chapters and their mem- 
bers than ever before. Visible evidences of the value of 
Phi Delta Theta membership and the permanency of the 
fraternity are to be seen in our chapter houses, twenty 
of which are owned by the chapters occupying them. The 
positive value of membership in our fraternity has in- 
creased, — many fold, I will say; the difficulties of getting 
the fraternity acquainted with a new chapter have likewise 
increased many fold; the developmental period of our exist- 
ence as a fraternity is past. Does the extension policy 
which we have heretofore consistently followed obligate us 
to give favorable consideration to every well-indorsed appli- 
cation from institutions of present good standing or which 
promise healthy development in the future? 

The facts given above this question indicate the wisdom 
of putting a value on our charters in proportion to the 
increased value of membership in Phi Delta Theta. It was 
in this spirit that our present laws in regard to the granting 
of charters were formulated. 


But, say the extensionists, here is an application from a 
promising institution, the applicants being so well indorsed 
that we cannot afford to let the chance pass for so excellent 
a chapter. We are apt to be misled in considering an appli- 
cation. It is comparatively easy to get indorsements, even 
from the best of people. There is no nostrum on the mar- 
ket, however valueless, but what has its unimpeachable and 
wholly convincing testimonials. But it is when we turn 
from them and learn of the great weight of evidence against 
them that we put a proper estimate upon its virtues. So 
in the matter of extension we must give consideration to 
the arguments against the proposition to charter, as well as 
ear to indorsements. The mere fact that any considerable 
number of chapters, or that a fair number of representative 
alumni, are opposed to an application should cause its most 
careful consideration. Our obligations are more to the 
chapters and men in Phi Delta Theta than to those who 
knock at the door. 

Must we be pioneers in the institutions which are just 
showing promise or forfeit our chances for leadership in the 
future? The answer to this is positively no. Our experi- 
ence in many institutions of the East, West, North and South 
says no. Our leadership will depend upon the internal 
strength which we develop in our organization; upon the 
way our chapters are housed; upon the personnel of our 
existing chapters, and the oneness of spirit throughout Phi 
Delta Theta. If we hold aloof from a particular institution 
until it has fully demonstrated its place in the college world, 
and its students have won recognized standing in inter-col- 
legiate social life, we will then be able to enter and obtain 
a standing commensurate with our worth. A former gen- 
eral officer, in a good position to know fraternity sentiment, 
and whose own opinion is to be valued, does not consider it 
necessary that we should be pioneers in order to maintain 
leadership. He says: *Even in the business world it does 
not hold good. It is not the company which is first to es- 
tablish a branch office in a town which ultimately does the 
best business. It is rather the company which is strong 
enough to buy a lot in the center of business and put up a 
hmdsome building and solicit business by saying, "look at 
our resources elsewhere and look at what we have here." 
If we can, within the next five or ten years, get every 
one of our existing chapters on a firm basis and in a house 
of its own, can we not then go into institutions which have 


demonstrated their worth and command the prestige and 
position which should be ours ? ' 

No local test should be applied in con^idering the ques- 
tion of a charter. Nearby chapters have negatived appli- 
cations that the rest of the fraternity was ready to approve, 
and in turn nearby chapters have urged the cause of others 
against which there was overwhelming sentiment in the 
fraternity at large. The test should be 'will the frater- 
nity, as a whole, be strengthened by the granting of this 
application' and to answer this the sentiments of those at a 
distance must be considered as well as those of chapters and 
alumni in the state, province or section from which the ap- 
plication may come. 

Father Morrison — bless his memorj- — did great work in 
the early days of Phi Delta Theta in establishing our first 
chapters. Did we repudiate his early work when in the 
conventions of more recent years we failed to embrace op- 
portunities for new chapters which he, with all the force at 
his possession, endeavored to bring into our circle? Were 
we not rather in the light of the fraternity's growth con- 
serving its best interests just as he had in its earlier days? 

This does not mean that Phi Delta Theta should grant 
no more charters, nor is the day coming when we are 
to grant no more. The fraternity wmII ever be ready to 
give consideration to the applications presented to it, and 
no spirit of snobbishness will be allowed to govern its action. 
Democratic within, we shall be honest with those about us. 
But we do not need new chapters to strengthen us, and the 
burden of proof must be on the applicants. We have much 
to give to any local organization seeking affiliation with us, 
and it devolves upon such a society to show us what it can 
bring to Phi Delta Theta in the way of strength. For a 
proper consideration of all the questipns involved in an ap- 
plication for a charter, I think a fairly long period of pro- 
bation an absolute necessity. It is scarcely possible for the 
entire fraternity to become acquainted with conditions ob- 
taining with the applicants and at their institution, in less 
than a year, and more often a longer period of time will 
be required. 

This contribution is not offered in any spirit of controversy, 
and some may deem it unnecessary. But the tendency is 
for our literature to be supplied more freely with arguments 
in favor of applications, those who are not favorable to 
them, hesitating to resort to print to urge their objections. 


Neither is it inspired by objections to any specific applica- 
tion. I have simply endeavored to set forth that which I 
believe represents the views of the composite Phi of today, 
and which therefore must guide one in oflBcial consideration 
of such questions in*extension as come before him. 

John Edwin Brown, P, G, C. 


Pleasant indeed is it always to meet fellows from other 
colleges during vacation, but that pleasure is of a particular 
sort when the hand that grips yours is that of a brother in 
* A 0. This year saw some nineteen Phis from various 
colleges of the United States and Canada in attendance at 
the Students' Conference at Northfield, Mass., June 26- 
July 5. For several of these there was the added pleasure 
of renewing friendships formed at the New York conven- 
tion, while for all — graduate and undergraduate alike — 
there existed the characteristic Phi good fellowship. Little 
wonder, then, that before the conference closed this found 
expression in a dinner, held at 'The Northfield ' on July 8, 
the day when the celebration of the 'Glorious Fourth ' 
occurred. Those present were : E. W. Hearne, Iowa Wes- 
ieyan, '94 ; F. P. Turner, Vajiderbilt, 91 ; J. E. Hoick, 
Gettysburg, M)l; Henry Natsch, Brown, '02; C. F. Savage, 
Brown, '04; W. W. Johnston, Lafayette, '04; E. Graham 
Wilson, Lafayette, '0(); Albert P. Newell, Witliams, '05; 
George D. Hulst, Williams, '06; Frederick Squires, Will- 
iams, '00; R. B. S^hoonmaker, Columbia, '06; Guy R. 
Varnum, Vermont, '04; Harry W. Smith, Lehigh, '05; 
Lyman C. Lauchland, McGill, '04. It is needless to add 
that the dinner was all that could be desired, after relating 
that Bro. Natsch was acting assistant-manager of the hotel, 
and that Bro. Hearne ofl&ciated as chairman. It is at times 
like this, when away from everything that nourishes or 
supports 4> A © enthusiasm, that one sees what a really 
healthy and vigorous plant it has grown to be in the lives of 
her sons. The memory of that quiet little dinner together 
on the hotel piazza will be one of the bright spots in our 
Northfield visit of 1903. 

Several brothers were absent at the time of the dinner, 
but were present at one time or another during the confer- 
ence. Among these were : Dr. H. C. Mabie, Chicago, '68; 
Robert Lewis, Vermont, '93; J. Holmes, Brown, '02; L. L. 



Drury, Brown, '02; J. Ortou, Vermont, '04. Besides these 
two pledged men were in attendance. 

Those who are acquainted with Northfield will recognize 
several who are prominent in the work there and in the 
colleges, and of them all * A is justly proud for the part 
they are playing in the great student movements of the day. 

Lyman C. Lauchland, McGill, '04. 


The recently completed Leland Stanford Memorial 
Church on the campus of Stanford University is regarded 
as a unique example of American church architecture. Says 
Mr. J. L. Harbour, in the Christian Endeavor World (Sep- 
tember 3): 

'It has required four years of constant work to erect the 
church Mrs. Stanford has built to the memory of her hus- 
band. The most skilled architects in California, the most 
skilled decorative artists in both America and Europe, and 
the most notable sculptors and workers in mosaics in Italy 
have been called upon to help erect and embellish this beau- 
tiful temple of worship. 

*Mrs. Stanford has chosen to keep the cost of the church 
a secret, but it is certain that it has cost at least six hundred 
thousand dollars. 

'The carvings, the marble statuary, and the exquisitely 
beautiful stained-glass windows representing John, Jere- 
miah, Ezekiel, David, Elias, Moses, Samuel, and Isaiah, 
represent a great outlay, and are the finest in the world. 

'The ceiling of the church is seventy feet above the floor, 
which is of the richest Moorish tiling. There are forty- 
seven stained-glass windows and a great many beautifully 
carved arches and columns. It is said that the cost of the 
mosaic decorations in the church has been about one hun- 
dred thousand dollars. 

'Of course, the plans for the music in a church like this 
have been carefully considered, and there is in the church 
one of the finest organs in the world, and there are seats in 
the choir-loft for one hundred and fifty singers. The organ 
has 3000 pipes and forty-six stops, and it has the most 
beautiful front ever placed on an organ. 

'The pulpit is of richly carved stone, and the altar is a 
block of Carrara marble upon the face of which has been 
carved a bas-relief of Rubens's **The Entombment." 


*There is back of the altar a wonderful representation of 
the "Last Supper** in rich mosaics, which is a copy of the 
original in the Sistine Chapel at Rome.* 

In brief, the Leland Stanford Memorial Church is be- 
lieved to be the 'most beautiful church in America,* while 
some go so far as to say that there is not a more artistically 
beautiful church building in the world. 



An almost perfect reproduction of the classic Dionysian 
Theater at Epidaurus, in Greece, has been presented to the 
University of California by William R. Hearst. The struc- 
ture was dedicated on September 24, in the presence of 
2,000 students and a great throng of men and women of 
political, collegiate, and social distinction. Addresses were 
made by President Benjamin Ide Wheeler, Mr. Hearst, and 
Mr. Ben Weed, a graduate of the university; and a perform- 
ance of Aristophanes*s 'Birds' was given by the students. 
Mr. Hedrst's paper, the New York Atnericaii, says of the 
opening ceremonies : 

*This festival is absolutely unique not only in the annals of Berke- 
ley, but in college life throughout America, for it marks the comple- 
tion of a structure that is without parallel in this country, and it is 
not an exaggeration to add that it can not be duplicated by the archi- 
tectural marvels of the Old World. 

'The site in its perfect adaptability to outdoor dramatic presenta- 
tions, both as to acoustic properties and scenic effects, was a marvel- 
ous and eloquent sugc^estion of nature herself, but it was not until the 
silent appeal touched the imagination of Ben Weed, of the clavss of 
'94, that the gift was accepted and put to the use for which it seems 
to have been created from the beginning. 

'Since that time theatrical performances of the graduating class of 
each year have been witnessed by thousands, sitting on the grass 
covering the sloping walls of a huge circular depression under the 
shade of an eucalyptus grove. * * * 

'The nearest approach to the outdoor theater, of which not only 
Berkeley but America can justly be proud, is to be found at Nismes, 
in the south of France, and at Oxford, England. The first has become 
scarcely more than a ruin, and the second is so vastly inferior in 
point of size and magnificence of execution as to almost preclude 
rational comparison. 

'The completed structure is made up of two distinct parts, the stage 
corresponding to the classic logeum and the auditorium being a 
reproduction of the Greek theatron. The former is 12*2 feet long by 
a depth of 28 feet and surrounded by a solid concrete wall 42 feet in 
height. This is enriched by a complete classic order of Greek doric 


columns with stylobate and entablature pierced by five entrances and 
its ends forming two massive pylons. The theater proper is semi- 
circular in form and 254 feet in diameter, and is divided into two 
concentric tiers of seats. The first series of these are built around a 
level circle fifty feet in diameter and five and one-half feet below the 
level of the stage, corresponding accordingly to the portion of the 
ancient Greek structures devoted to the choruses and orchestra. 
Without this circle the seats slope up gradually until the stage level 
is reached at a circle corresponding in diameter to the terminal pylons 
of the stage walls. This fine is marked architecturally by an aisle, 
anciently called the diazoma, extending around the semicircle of seats 
between the orchestra and the topmost circle.*— The Literary Digest, 

At a meeting of the British Association for the Advance- 
ment of Science, held in Southport, England, on September 
9, Sir Norman Lockyer, in delivering his presidential ad- 
dress entitled * The Influence of Brain Power on History,' 
said : 

*Our position as a nation, our success as merchants, are in peril 
chiefly— dealing with preventable causes — because of our lack of com- 
pletely eflicient universities and our neglect of research. 

' We in Great Britain have eleven universities competing with lo4 
state and privately endowed in the United States and 22 state en- 
dowed in Germany. The German state gives to one university more 
than the British government allows to all the universities and uni- 
versity colleges in England, Ireland and Wales put together. These 
are the conditions which regulate the production of brain power in 
the United States, Germany and Great Britain, respectively, and the 
excuse of the government is that this is a matter for private effort. 

' Do not our ministers of state know that other civilized countries 
^rant efficient state aid, and, further, that private effort has provided 
in great Britain less than 10 per cent, of the sum thus furnished in the 
United States in addition to state aid ? In depending in our country 
upon this form of endowment we are trusting to a broken reed. If we 
take the twelve English university colleges — the forerunners of uni- 
versities unless we are to perish from lack of knowledge— we find that 
private effort during sixty years has found less than /^4,(>00,0(10 ; that 
IS ;C2,000,000 for building and ;^-10,000 a year income. 

' This gives us an average of ^l(>fi,000 for buildings and i^3,.S0O for 
yearly income. What is the scale of private effort we have to compete 
within regard to the American universities? In the United States 
during the last few years universities and colleges have received more 
than ^■10,0<X),(XK)from this source alone ; private effort supplied nearly 
i;7,((K),000 in the years 1898- ItMX).* 



'The History of Phi Delta Theta,' that monumental 
work by Bro. Walter B. Palmer, is for a truth in press, 
and we may expect to see the finished book within a few 
weeks. Through the courtesy of Bro. Palmer and his 
printers, the George Banta Printing Company, we are able 
to present ocular proof of the actual printing of the history, 
in the shape of impressions of the first few pages of the 
book bound in the back of this number of the Scroll. 
The interesting style and thorough-going manner in which 
the work is written is amply set forth in these few sample 
pages, which serve also to give some idea of its breadth and 
scope. Interest in it will not be confined to members of Phi 
Delta Theta, but from its broader treatment of the general 
subject of Greek letter fraternities, with especial reference, 
however, to Phi Delta Theta, it will engage the attention of 
all fraternity men and others interested in the life of our 
colleges. To pay it a very mild compliment, 'The History 
of Phi Delta Theta' promises to be a notable addition to fra- 
ternity literature. The preparation of this book has occu- 
pied a large share of Bro. Palmer's attention for a number 
of years, and his signal capabilities for such an undertaking, 
coupled with his extraordinary grasp of the subject — well 
known to all fraternity workers — warrant us in expecting a 
work of pre-eminent merit. The publication of 'The History 
of Phi Delta Theta' is a red-letter event in the fraternity's 
career, and it is with a sense of profound satisfaction that 
we announce the early appearance of the book. 

We give a rousing cheer for Wabash chapter. Our good 
brothers of Indiana Beta have purchased a house ; thereby 
they have increased our list of house-owning chapters to the 
goodly number twenty. The house is of brick, with six- 
teen rooms, within a block of the campus, and is described 
as positively the finest house in the city for the purpose. 


The members of the chapter have beeu working on the 
project for something less than a year, and the culmination 
of their plans is a distinct achievement. The possessions of 
our housed chapters are certainly stirring the impulses of 
those yet without homes of their own. Yesterday certain 
excuses were accepted as reasonable ; today no chapter, 
wherever or however located, if it values its own existence, 
can be excused for not owning a house or being on the high 
road toward getting one. It is a question of grit and deter- 
mination ; the obstacles are there, in small towns and in 
large towns, but they can be overcome because they are 
being overcome. The Scroll hopes to announce at least 
one new house in each number this year. Which chapter 
will be next ? 

The Phi Delta Theta Club of Philadelphia has determined 
upon a fuller and more useful existence than is the ordinary 
lot of the alumni club. A distinctive feature of its plan is 
the publication of a bulletin styled the Phi Delta Thcta Neufs, 
to be issued four or five times a year, and by means of 
which the Phis of Philadelphia will be able the more readily 
to keep in touch with each other. This little paper will be 
devoted primarily to the affairs of the Phi Delta Theta men 
of Philadelphia, but it will also give its readers late news of 
matters at the University of Pennsylvania and the fraternity 
at large. Two numbers have already appeared, and the 
paper is a distinct success. Such a publication is an excel- 
lent idea, and it will undoubtedly serve a useful purpose. 
The Philadelphia brothers have set an example of enterprise 
worthy of emulation. 

With the advent of the new song-book, which we say 
again is a thing of beauty one has but to see to want, there 
must be no diminution in the production of Phi Delta Theta 
songs. The present edition of the song-book is the fifth it 
has seen ; there will of course be others. This one is a most 
artistic book, and the brothers who were the editors deserve 


and have the thanks of the fraternity for their work. How- 
ever, we do not intend to stop writing songs because we 
already have a creditable song-book. The brothers of the 
present generation — surely we are correct in this — will 
agree that the muse stirs as frequently nowadays as in *the 
good old times.' The Scroll will be more than glad to 
give space to new songs, and will thus preserve them for 
future editions of the song-book. Under certain happy con- 
ditions the music also will be published in The Scroll. 

But let us not fail to appreciate the present new book. 
It is to be hoped that our chapters are looking to the chapter 
singing. Aside from the pleasure and inspiration arising 
from it. no one need be told of the feelings of concord, 
good will and loyalty a good song brings out. All men sing 
their college songs, of course, even if they never hum a note 
at any other time. They sing then because they can't help 
it. Do our own songs have similar attention ? We hope so. 
Not for a moment would we have them replace the college 
songs ; but let all Phi Delta Theta men know the songs of 
Phi Delta Theta and sing them. Not because it is a duty; 
but because it is such a pleasant thing to do. And who 
would be without a copy of the new song-book? It is 
positively the most attractive song-book we have ever seen. 
Certainly some of our chapters have not seen a copy; for we 
are informed there are some chapters not yet supplied. 
Every chapter library should be supplied with several copies, 
and we fail to see how any single member can do without 
at least two copies. 

The New York Alumni Club is engaged in the laudable 
project of promoting a clubhouse. With six hundred and 
more Phi Delta Thetas in and around New York, the move- 
ment should have a successful issue. Every American has 
an interest in New York, near or remote, and every mem- 
ber of Phi Delta Theta is interested in seeing our fraternity 
installed in a clubhouse there. We should stand ready to co- 
operate with the brothers who are forwarding the project. 


They want to communicate with all Phi Delta Theta men 
living within a radius of fifty miles of New York. We can 
all co-operate to this end at least, and put the committee 
into communication with the Phis we know there. The 
^ address of the corresponding secretary is Lewis A. Drum- 
MOXD, No. 1 Ann street, New York City. 

Traditions — a word pregnant with meaning to the col- 
legian. Matters to be preserved without regard to rhyme 
or reason. They are, because they have always been; they 
must be so, because they have always been so. And we 
would not, on the whole, have it changed, for it suits us to 
do as those others did before us. However, let us here 
make a reservation. Let us not omit to do certain things 
we ought to do — which are worth doing — because those 
others before us habitually omitted them. For instance, 
chapter officers. Let the committee on internal improve- 
ment do some real work; work out its own ideas — first, 
however, acquire ideas, which can be done by study of the 
subject; take up the matter of chapter improvement as a 
sociological proposition and work it out, investigating the 
diflBculties, smoothing the wrinkles, correcting tendencies 
in the wrong direction, encouraging proper chaptei im- 
pulses, examining chapter ethics, introducing a clearer 
understanding of the proper field for the chapter's activities. 
And there is the matter of administration. Chapter finances 
to be put upon a sound basis — an absolutely essential condi- 
tion to chapter happiness and progress. Chapter records to 
be put in order and kept in order, and reports to be made 
intelligently and promptly. It is for the older heads to 
direct the younger heads, and for the younger heads to 
assist. There is work in plenty for the chapter officers. 
The beginning of a new year is the accepted and excellent 
time to start. 

The consideration of the matter of fraternity extension 
by Dr. John Edwin Brown, president of the general coun- 


cil, in this number, is a thoughtful, calm and authoritative 
discussion of a cardinal element of fraternity policy. Dr. 
Brown discusses the question from the viewpoint of Phi 
Delta Theta of today, our needs, our aims and the practical 
determination of the question of where, when and under 
what conditions it will be wise or desirable for us to estab- 
lish new chapters. He speaks with the authority of twenty 
years of intimate association with the guidance of Phi Delta 
Theta affairs, and of one who has thought broadly on all 
propositions met by fraternities, and by Phi Delta Theta in 
particular. In these twenty years Phi Delta Theta has es- 
tablished thirty-two new chapters, and it is safe to say that 
as a whole, Dr. Brown approved of and even urged their 
establishment. These thirty-two chapters now represent a 
inost important, powerful and integral part of our fraternity, 
and, without them, Phi Delta Theta would be far indeed 
from being what Phi Delta Theta is. The policy, in pursu- 
ance of which we have gained so much in the past, is not to 
be put aside without the most thoughtful consideration. And 
it is not Dr. Brown's idea to abandon our traditional aims 
or to deviate from our course of entering such representa- 
tive institutions as will add strength to our chapter- roll. 

The question is to determine, now that Phi Delta Theta is 
established, broadly speaking, in the leading institutions of 
the country, a fraternity truly national in extent, with her 
influence felt in every section, what additions to our list 
of chapters will in reality give us strength. Is a longer 
chapter-roll of itself a prime object? Will extension into 
more institutions, of what we may call ' fraternity grade,' 
necessarily on the whole strengthen Phi Delta Theta? In 
the first place we must remember that a fraternity is a con- 
servative body; it is slow to take up a new proposition, and 
it should be. A new institution is not readily welcomed 
into the ranks. The burden of proof is on the applicant 
and at times a hearing is not freely granted. Only the most 
determined, skillful and diplomatic efforts will bring about 
the thorough investigation and full consideration desired. 


And we firmly believe it to be to the fraternity's welfare to 
grant a new charter only when the chapters themselves en- 
thusiastically favor it; when in truth, the chapters really 
want the new chapter, after a full investigation of the ap- 
plication. Admission on any other basis will not add 
strength, however promising the institution or applicants, 
but, on the contrary, will sap our vitality. When we admit 
a new chapter, we are not merely admitting new members; 
we are adding new brothers. And we cannot acquire true 
brothers hurriedly or otherwise than warmly. We must 
remember that sixty-eight chapters is a large list, and that 
it cannot readily be moved. To add to it any new chapters 
other than those it itself enthusiastically wants and asks 
for, is surely to weaken the bond which binds them. The 
same may be said of our alumni members, constituting, as 
Dr. Brown points out, more than nine-tenths of our mem- 
bership — belonging, however, to the various chapters, and 
probably on the whole reflecting their views. What we 
aim at; what we believe we have, and what we desire to 
perpetuate is a closely-knit brotherhood of college men, 
united in the Bond of Phi Delta Theta, with chapters in 
representative institutions in every section of our country. 
It is not our purpose to seek great numbers, but specifically 
to avoid any step calculated to render less close the tie which 
now binds tis. In plain terms, we are led to the conclusion 
that we cannot afford to admit new chapters which are not 
warmly endorsed by practically the entire fraternity. 

We extend the hand of fellowship to the entering class, 
and wish them joy and good-luck. We trust that all have 
survived the riding of the goat, except, of course, those 
docketed for a later day — and are full into their new year*s 
work. We hope they will soon be well acquainted with 
The Scroll and Palladium^ the Constitution and Code, the 
Ritual and the Song-book. When that occurs they will be 
ready for examination, by which to be qualified for chapter 
office. It is in this way only that creditable chapter officers 
are made. 


Chapter G)rrcspondcncc* 



Once more college life is in full swing, and with it the chapter life 
of Quebec Alpha. We, however, feel the loss of our first alumni, 
two of whom, Bros. Dickson and Mcintosh, have received their 
M. D., C. M. degrees since the writing of our last letter. Bro. Tilt, '03, 
returns for demonstrating and post-graduate work for his M. Sc. 

McGill opens with greatly increased classes in arts and science, 
while the freshman classes in medicine and law remain about the 
same. The chapter returned ten strong, Bro. Garcelon, '06, being de- 
tained at home. Rushing was started in earnest, and the fact that 
we had a chapterhouse aided us materially this year, as all our rivals 
rent houses. We have now six pledged men, whom with others we 
expect to introduce to our brothers very shortly. 

Our chapterhouse is being made more attractive this year, both 
externally and internally; besides increased furnishings to the chap- 
ter-room, a new entrance is being fitted up and the exterior repainted. 

So far we have not many honors dangling from our belt, but among 
the medical society's officers is Bro. Sellery, '04, while Bro. Bell, *o6, 
was elected to the Alma Mater society. In football, Bro. Likely, 05, 
will probably play on the second team. 

In sports, McGill expects to do well again this year, although the 
three championships may not all come our way. The first fourteen 
in football is said to be strong, while in the intercollegiate track 
events on October 16 we hope once more to defeat our rival, Toronto. 
Two new features are seen this year, the Rifle Club and the Harrier's 
Club, the latter having bi-weekly runs. 

No changes are noted in the teaching staff beyond promotions. 
The McGill Y. M. C. A. expect to erect a ^50,000 building on the 
present site next year, with an endowment of $30,000. 

This term the chapter is fortunate in having as its official head 
Bro. Richardson, '04, who, as ex-*02 Colby, was chiefly instrumental 
in starting the * A 9 ball rolling here. Lyman C. Lauchland. 

Montreal, October 5, 1903. 


Colby begins the present year under the most favorable circum- 
stances. The entering class is the largest in the^jhistory of the 

During the past summer North College, which was destroyed by 
fire last December, has been rebuilt in a more modern style. Also, 
repairs have been made on South College, Recitation Hall, and'the 
physical laboratory; the athletic field has been graded, thus making 
a needed improvement in the interest of athletics. The new Com- 
mons dining hall was in readiness at the opening of the term. Here 
students are accommodated at §2.50 per week. Beginning with this 
year, Colby offers a new course, leading to'the degree, B. S. 


Several changes have taken place in the teaching staff. The chair 
of chemistry, left vacant through the death of Prof. Wm. Elder, is 
filled by Prof. Geo. F. Parmenter, who is a graduate of the Massa- 
chusetts Agricultural College, having also taken post-graduate work 
at Brown. The chair of mathematics, made vacant by the retire- 
ment of Prof. L. E. Warren, is filled by Prof. Hugh R. Hatch, who is 
a graduate of Colby. Mr. A. D. Sorensen succeeds Dr. A. M. Frew 
as director of the gymnasium, and is also an instructor in the college. 
Mr. Sorensen is a graduate of Denison University, having also 
taken post-graduate work at Chicago. Mr. Webster Chester suc- 
ceeds Mr. L. E. Moore, resigned, as instructor in botany, biology and 
zoology. Mr. Chester is a graduate of Colgate University, and has 
taken post-graduate work at Harvard. 

The number of Phis who have returned this fall is eighteen, as 
follows : Bros. E. H. Cotton, G. D. Coy, A. L. Field, C. N. Flood, 

A. M. Frye, J. A. Gilman, Wm. Hoyt, M. C. Joy,T. T. Knowles, R. P. 
Norton, '05, and Bros. I. A. Bowdoin, C. P. Chipman, R. L. Emery, 

B. A Gooch, F. E. Hutchins, J. C. Lindsay, J. W. Spencer and J. U. 
Teague, *o6. 

Bro. C. W. Atchley, '03, is acting as secretary to President Charles 
L. White the present year. 
Eleven men have been pledged in the entering class. 
Waterville, October 6, 1903. Arthur L. Field. 


Dartmouth College has entered upon its one hundred and thirty- 
fourth year with the life and enthusiasm of a college 'old only in its 
traditions.' The entering class numbers more than two hundred and 
eighty, an increase of over fifty over last year, bringing the total en- 
rollment of the academic department above the eight hundred mark. 
In the midst of this prosperity New Hampshire Alpha enters upon 
her twentieth year with the firm determination to keep pace with 
the growth of her college. 

Among the changes on the faculty, Prof. G. F. Hull succeeds Prof. 
E. F. Nichols as head of the department of physics, Prof. Nichols 
having gone to Columbia University ; Prof. Norrtian E. Gilbert, 
formerly professor of physics in Hobart College, succeeds Prof. Hull 
in the assistant professorship. Mr. Edward V^an Deusen, a graduate 
of Harvard, comes to the college as instructor in Public and Private 
Finance in the Tuck School. We are very glad to welcome Bro. H. 
N. Sanborn, '02, back after graduate work at Yale, as instructor in 
English. In the department of French, Mr. George B. Weston, of 
Harvard, comes as an instructor. 

In the opening address of the President, announcement was made 
that by action of the Trustees compulsory church attendance has been 
abolished. This departure from the former custom comes in response 
to the feeling expressed by those most interested in the religious 
welfare of the college, that compulsory church attendance has not 
been in keeping with the free and unhampered spiritual develop- 
ment of a democratic institution. The religious needs of the student 
body are to be met in several ways in addition to the work of the 
Y. M. C. A. 

The athletic outlook for the year is promising. The football sea- 
son has begun encouragingly with two victories, the first over Massa- 


chusetts State College with a score of 12 to o, the second over Holy 
Cross, 18 to o. While it is still early in the season to judge the worth 
of a team, we have confidence in our men and our coach, F. G. Fol- 
som, Dartmouth^ '95. 

This fall two more Dartmouth fraternities go into chapterhouses. 
Beta Theta Pi have moved into their new house, a handsome two-story 
colonial structure. Chi Phi have leased a house in which they are 
comfortably located. Late in the spring it was announced that the 
alumni of the local chapter of Delta Kappa Epsilon had purchased 
land near the campus and were to present the chapter with a lodge 
to cost $12,000, which is to be built during the next year. Delta Kap- 
pa Epsilon will be the seventh fraternity to have a house at Dart- 

Our chinning season comes the latter part of this month, and by 
the time of publication of the next Scroll, New Hampshire Alpha 
expects to have a strong delegation from the entering class to pre- 
sent to the fraternity. We wish to thank the alumni and sister 
chapters for the aid that they have given us in coming in touch with 
promising men. Halsey B. Loder. 

Hanover, October 6, 1903. 


The University of Vermont begins its anniversary year with an 
entering class of one hundred and nineteen, of which twenty-one are 
women. The students are divided among the several courses as fol- 
lows: Engineering, 46; literary scientific, 25; agricultural, 15; clas- 
sical, 14; chemists, 8; commerce and economics. 4; special, 3. Sev- 
eral changes have been made in the faculty, by which we lose some 
very able professors. Prof. C. E. Seaman, Dr. H. A. Torrey, Dr. H. 
A. Eaton and Prof. A. D. Butterfield are succeeded by Dr. Charles 
A. Mixter, George Burrowes, Nathaniel C. Griffin ana George M. 
Brett, respectively. G. E. Howes, professor of Greek, who has been 
at Athens during the past year, has returned. Prof. C. B. Stetson, 
who taught Greek in his absence, will teach German this year in the 
course taught by T. E. Hamilton last year. 

Football prospects for this year are very bright. Although but six 
old men returned, we believe that, with good practice, our team will 
be very satisfactory. Bros. Newton, '05, and Ramsey, *o6, are two of 
the ola men and played in the game against Yale yesterday. Bro. 
Briggs, '04, was the most promising candidate for guard, but owing 
to sickness has been obliged to abandon the game. Bro. Morse, '01^ 
is assistant coach. 

Of the twenty-two men left after commencement, last year, eighteen 
have returned to college this fall. Bro. Orton, '04, has also returned 
and is kept very busy as general secretary of the Y. M. C. A. He 
will enter the medical department in January. Bro. Pierce, '04, is 
with the B. & M. railroad as engineer. Bro. Carpenter is with a tele- 
phone company in New York. The vacancy left by last year's grad- 
uating class is somewhat filled by pledging new men. We have 
pledged seven men to date and are considering others. 

Our new house was described in the June Scroll. We are now 
very nicely settled in it and find it quite convenient. With a few 
changes made during the summer by our hustling and enthusiastic 
alumni, it has been made a splendid chapterhouse. 



Bro. Gray, '03, who is with 'The International Quarterly,' is visit- 
ing us at present. 

I5ro. Max Andrews, '99, takes the place of Bro. C. \V. Doten, who 
has acted as secretary and registrar to the university for the past 
eight years. He has gone to Massachusetts Institute of Technology 
as assistant in the department of economics. 

Burlington, October 3, 1903. Nehemiah A. Towne. 


The chapter and the college both open the year of 1903-1904 with 
the best of prospects. At the beginning of the college year several 
improvements appear about the campus. A new central heating 
and lighting plant is being installed which will cost approximately 
$50,000. Already most of the piping connecting the president's house 
and other college buildings with the powerhouse has been laid, and 
it seems certain that the system will be in operation by the ist of 
January. Electric lights will also be installed in all the college 
buildings, thus insuring a great saving from the present excessive 
gas rates. One hundred and fifty-two men enter with the close of 
1907, the largest freshman class which Williams has had in many 
years. Several additions have been made to the faculty. Dr. George 
D. Kellogg becomes assistant professor of Latin. Theodore C. Smith 
is the J. L. Miller professor of American history, literature and elo- 
quence, while Dr. James P. King instructs in the German depart- 
ment. Edward M. Lewis is instructor in English and oratory. Bro. 
George T. Northup, '97, who, after graduation, followed newspaper 
work in Chicago and Worcester, and then studied the Romance lan- 
guages in Chicago and in Paris, becomes instructor in French. 

Last June, through graduation, this chapter lost four men. Bro. Mc- 
Millan, who is now teaching in a St. Louis private school and coach- 
ing in athletics; Bro. Ward, who is at present employed in Chicago 
with the General Electric Company; Bros. King and Orr, who are at 
their respective homes in Northampton and Pittsfield, Mass. To 
supplement the loss of these men the chapter has already pledged 
the following men: Wilfred S. Ayers, '05, of Jacksonville, 111.; Edward 
V. Brush-, '07, of Mt. Vernon, N. Y.; Kerro Knox, '07, of Plainfield, 
X. J.; John W'. Ormsby, '07, of Milwaukee, Wis.; Lawrence J. Stod- 
dard, '07, of Greenfield, Mass., and William S. Winslow, of Colorado 
Springs, Colo. More men are under consideration, and before the 
rushing season is completed there will probably be other additions 
to our chapter roll. Bro. Abercrombie, '05, has not returned to col- 
lege this fall, having decided to accept a position with his father in 
Turners Falls, Mass. 

During the last term Phi Delta Theta at Williams had its full share 
of college honors. When the Gargoyle officers of the senior class 
were announced, Bro. McMillan, '03, was found to be secretary of 
that society. Bro. King, '03, represented the fraternity on the senior 
promenade committee. Bro. Squires, '04, first received an election 
to Gargoyle, and subsequently, at the end of the track season, was 
elected track captain. Bro. Northup, '04, also was elected Gargoyle, 
nnd becrins his work as manajjer of the 'varsity baseball team this 
f ^11. Of the class of '05, Bro. Pruyn was chosen as one of the original 
five members of the committee for the last sophomore prom. Bro. 
Abercrombie captained the '05 class baseball team. Bro. W. A. 


Newell, '05, of the 'varsity track t^am, won second place for the col- 
lege in the half-mile race at Worcester, Mass. He also secured third 
place in the same event at the Mott Haven intercollegiate meet. 
Bro. Egerton, '05, received an election to the sophomore prom, com- 

Bro. A. P. Newell, '05, was selected to captain the Williams debat- 
ing team in the debate against Wesleyan University, which takes 
place at the latter college on the evening before the Williams-Wes- 
leyan football game of November 14. He was one of a committee of 
three for the sophomore class supper, and was one of the speakers 
in the moonlight oratorical contest. 

This rushing season all of the fraternities have secured delega- 
tions varying from four to nine, as the freshman class is composed of 
very available material. It is rumored in college that A Z A, a local 
crowd who started here last spring, are endeavoring to obtain in the 
near future a charter from some national fraternity. 

A large proportion of this chapter expect to be at Syracuse for the 
coming province convention. Albkrt P. Nkw kll. 

Williamstown, October 3, 1903. 


College opens with bright prospects for a successful year in every 
department. The entering class numbers 124, and gives promise of 
good material for all branches of the college athletics. The football 
team is being coached this year by Mr. J. B. Hart, who played left 
half-back on the Yale, 1901, team, and coached last year the team at 
the University of Texas. The football team is unusually light this 
year, but gives promise of speed. Games are scheduled with Bow- 
doin, Harvard, Columbia, Union, Trinity, Holy Cross, Dartmouth, M. 
A. C. and Hamilton. Only two games have been played to date, 
and Amherst won both, with scores of 60 and 23-0. These were with 
Willitson and Colby. 

Several changes have been made in the courses and the semester 
system goes into effect this year. Two literature courses have been 
added and a course in the drama, under Prof. Churchill. John 
Erskine, a Columbia graduate, will be instructor in English ; Curtis 
K. Walker, Vale, '00, instructor in history ; Robert M. Chapin,' 97, 
instructor in chemistry, and John Corsa, '99, instructor in public 
speaking. William A.Nitze,a Johns Hopkins graduate, will succeed 
Professor Symington as associate professor of the romance languages. 
Professors Garman and Morse will spend their Sabbatical year in 

During the summer all the college buildings have been renovated, 
and electric lights placed in the gymnasium. Work on the new ob- 
servatory is progressing rapidly. 

The annual flag rush was held the Saturday night following the 
opening of college and was won by the sophomores. 

Massachusetts Beta is progressing. During the summer the chap- 
terhouse received a new coat of paint, and the rooms were very 
thoroughly renovated. The following strong delegation was pledged 
durine the rushing season: Alfred L. Bartlett, Brooklyn, \. Y.; 
Francis D. Carleton. Yonkers, X. Y.; Frank P. Christensen, Worces- 
ter, Mass.; George Greenaway, Indian Orchard, Maps.; Clarence A. 
Lamb, Attleboro, Mass.; Elmer A. Pratt, Housatonic, Mass.; Harry 


A. Rowe, Amsterdam, N. Y.; Warren L. Swett, Gloucester, Mass., 
William E. Sweeney, Attleboro, Mass., and Eugene M. Webster, 
Gloucester, Mass. 

There were seventeen prizes ofifered in college last year, and six of 
these were taken by Phis. The chapter represented only about one- 
thirteenth of the college enrollment, but carried off over one-third of 
the prizes. David Emerson Greenaway. 

Amherst, October 5, 1903. 


Brownopened Wednesday, September 15. The campus presented a 
changed aspect to those who had left it last June. There are five 
new buildings in construction, besides the several new gates to match 
the Van Wickle gates, which were new two years ago. A new dor- 
mitory and mechanical engineering building occupy the site of the old 
baseball diamond on Lincoln Field; Rockefeller Hall, the building 
which is to be the center of all college activities, and the John Carter 
Brown Library almost complete the square of buildings on the 
middle campus; while on the front campus is the Bajnotti clock 
tower, a hundred feet in height. 

Profs. Morse (* A Gj, Munroe, Greene and Everett have leave 
of absence for a year. Prof. Macdonnald is taking Prof. Munroe 's 
place in history; Prof. Harkness has returned and is filling Prof. 
Greene's place in Latin, and Prof. Colvin, who has been among the 
faculty of Illinois, has consented to fill the philosophical chair made 
vacant by Prof. Everett's absence. 

Brown has a fair prospect for football, although most of last year's 
team have graduated. There are several good men who are not able 
to play on account of their studies, and they will be missed greatly. 
Two games have been played already. Colby was defeated 23-0 
and Wesleyan ii-o. The Princeton game comes next, on Saturday, 
the loth, at Providence. A brass band has been formed, which is 
quite a feature of the games. 

Caspar Whitney, in his review of the college baseball season, gave 
Brown first place. 

The matter of rushing has been brought to the attention of the 
faculty, and the faculty has decided to make some investigation with 
regard to postponing the rushing season. Each fraternity has been 
requested to send a delegate to a meeting to be held October 7. 
Rhode Island Alpha is in favor of postponing the rushing season for 
at least one term. The outcome of this meeting is of great interest 
to the college at present. 

The Brown chapter came back rather few in numbers; in fact, only 
twelve in all. We have worked hard, however, and have succeeded 
in pledging six freshmen and two sophomores, who, to all appear- 
ances, are strong men. The iqo6 men are Howard L. Rice and 
Horace Deming Stone. Mr. Rice's father has died since he was 
pledged, and he is undecided about returning to college. The 1907 
men are Edward Sumner Bailey, Carl S. Crummett, Alfred William 
Dickinson, Herbert Benjamin Shearer, Charles Rathbone Stark, Jr., 
and Horace Raymond Frank Tift. 

Several honors have been conferred upon us since the last report. 
Elections to the Camarian club, composed of the twelve strongest 
men in the senior class, held last June, resulted in three Phis being 


chosen, a larger number than any other fraternity in college. These 
men were E. LaVerne Mclntyre, '04; Noble Brandon Judah, Jr., '04, 
and Charles Frederick Savage, '04. Noble Brandon Jiidah was also 
elected track team manager. £. L. Mclntyre won the Hicks prize 
debate on commencement day. 

Members of the chapter now occupy one whole floor in Brunonia 
Hall, the most desirable dormitory here. This amounts, practically, 
to a fraternity house, and we have rented a room in the basement for 
our fraternity room. 

Our final initiation of freshmen will probably take place next week. 

Providence, October 7, 1903. Bertram H. Buxton. 


Cornell University has opened the new year with a larger attend- 
ance than ever before. It was thought by many that there would be 
a great decrease in the entering class this year on account of the 
disastrous typhoid epidemic which Ithaca has just passed through. 
We are, however, glad to say that the conditions here are greatly 
improved, since we now have one of the most modern water supplies 
in the country. 

Cornell's football team has not made a very good showing so far 
this year. The lack of heavy men and the loss by graduation of 
some of our best men of last year has made the team weak, but we 
hope to get them into shape before the season is over. Bro. Mason, 
94, and Bro. Short, '00, are assisting in coaching the team. 

Again Cornell won a great victory at Poughkeepsie, her crews 
winning all of the three races. On the return of the crews Bro. Coffin 
was elected captain for next year, succeeding Bro. Frenzel, who 
graduated last spring. This gives <l> A 8 the captaincy of the crew 
and the track team. 

Bro. Jenning, who will again coach Cornell's baseball team, says 
that the freshmen class has brought in some very good material, 
making our baseball outlook for the coming year most promising. 

New York Alpha takes pleasure in introducing Bros. William Mc- 
Gee, of Plainfield, N. J.; Montague Whiting and Wythe Whiting, of 
Mobile, Ala.; William Durand, of Ithaca, N. Y.; George Welles, of 
Big Flats, N. Y.; George Kothe, of Indianapolis, Ind.; Harlan Bos- 
ler, of Indianapolis, Ind.; Joel Sbeppard, of Quincy, Mass.; Maxwell 
Wiley, of Indianapolis, Ind., and Oscar Trorlicht, of St. Louis, Mo. 
We also take pleasure in announcing the affiliation of Bro. Evans 
Roy Mosher from Michigan Alpha. 

Phi Delta Theta will be represented on the musical clubs this year 
by Bro. Terry in the glee club, and Bro. Wythe Whiting in the man- 
dolin club. Richard W. Chase. 

Ithaca, October 5, 1903. 


The opening of this college year finds both Union and New York 
Beta in a flourishing condition. The freshman class in the college is 
the larg'est that has entered in years and contains much good football 
material, which Coach Smith is now hard at work developing. With 
this new material and the men of last year's squad, of whom only one 
or two have been lost by graduation, he promises that Union will 
have a successful season. The team has played one game, defeating 


the Laureate Boat Club, of Troy, by a score of 5-0. * A 9 is repre- 
sented on the team by Bros. Hays, Lent and Daun. Bro. Suardemer 
is manager. 

The new library is practically completed and the old library is 
being converted into recitation rooms. The North College dormi- 
tories have been entirely refitted and remodeled and are again occu- 

New York Beta returns nine old men, Bro. Moon, ex-'o5, having re- 
entered with '06. We lost by graduation Bros. Willis, Bishop, Bar- 
rett, Pickens and Hawn. Bro. Donhauser, '04, has left the college to 
take his senior year at the medic. We have pledged four men from 
the entering class. Andrkw W. Lent. 

Schenectady, October 2, 1903. 


On the 23d of September Columbia University opened its doors 
for the academic year. One hundred and fifty years have passed 
since the first session of King's College, which came later to be 
known as Columbia College, and still later as Columbia University. 
The year promises to be an eventful one for the university and the 
chapter as well. South P'ield, a piece of property containing thirteen 
acres and directly facing the university, has been secured by the 
Trustees at a cost of $2,000,000. Ground has been broken upon it for 
the erection of Hartley Hall, the first dormitory at Columbia. Work 
on the building of journalism and on the new chapel is to begin at 
once. The Goelet 'Alma Mater,' a figure in bronze, now rests on its 
pedestal overlooking the entrance to the university. 

The chapter returns its '04, '05 and '06 delegations intact. Bro. D. 
Updike, '03, will return for special work. The chapter is well repre- 
sented in all branches of undergraduate activity. Among the Colum- 
bia captains for the year are Bro. Maeder, of the crew, Bro. Pitou, of 
the fencing team, and Bro. Ashley, of the gym. team. Bros. Maeder, 
Tyler and Updike were elected to the senior society of Nacoms. Phi 
Delta Theta is the only fraternity holding three of the twelve active 
members. Beside Bro. Maeder at bow in the 'varsity crew, Bros. E. 
Updike, Wheeler and Miller row respectively at stroke in the four, 
No. 7 in the 'varsity boat, and No. 7 in the freshman boat. 

At the date of writing, four men have been pledged to the chapter. 
All are showing promise of future activity in college affairs. 

The chapter and its home. No. 415 West 117th street, are always at 
the command of visiting Phis. W^ took great pleasure in meeting 
the Union Phis who played here in the football game this afternoon. 

New York, October 3, 1903. Burritt N. Wheeler. 


At the very opening of college New York Epsilon sees its halls 
draped in memory of Bro. Henry M. Gal pin, '05, who died suddenly 
of appendicitis and typhoid fever at the home of Bro. Seaman. Bro. 
Galpin was so loyal to his college, so open and frank in his manner, 
that one could not but feel for him the strongest and deepest affection. 
In him the university loses one of its best oarsman, the fraternity 
loses one of its devoted followers and every member of New York 
Epsilon feels that he has lost a true-hearted brother. 

The entering class is much larger than that of previous years, 


while the fraternity material is far better. New York Kpsilon con- 
gratulates herself on obtaining six as good men as have entered 
the university. They are Fred T. Cagwin, Verona ; James E.Graves, 
Herkimer; Walter H. Griffiths, Utica ; Kdwin Millen, Syracuse; Roy 
H. Williamson, Batavia ; Harry W. Runer, Williamsport, Pa. Hesides 
these we have affiliated a brother wjiom Pennsylvania Delta must 
have regetted to lose -Hro. James Madden. 

Bro. Prouty, who was graduated in June, is back with his Alma 
Mater as instructor in geology. Bro. Tisdale is pursuing post-graduate 

Phi Delta Theta is well represented in the honors and offices of 
Syracuse University. Bro. Robertson has founded a paper, 'Tke 
/Xii/y Orange^ which is meeting with much approval. Bro. Lane is 
end on the 'varsity football team, while Bros. Burrell, Twombly and 
Russell have played in the games so far. Bro. Reubin is manager of 
the team. Bro. Bateman is manager of the university band. 

The new dormitory and central heating plant are now in process of 
construction and are expected to be completed by January. A new 
wing is being built to the new library. Among the many gifts to the 
university is that of an annuity of ;^6,ooo, from the estate of Mrs. 
William Reid, to be devoted exclusively to the maintenance of the 

New York Kpsilon is planning for one of the finest conventions 
Alpha province has ever witnessed. Money is being pledged by the 
alumni, and friends of the chapter in the city will open their homes 
for receptions, etc. The committee has been very active. A fine 
toast-list has been secured for the banquet and plenty of entertain- 
ment will be provided. H. D. Sanford. 

Syracuse, October 5, 1903. 


Lafayette College entered upon her seventy-second year on Sep- 
tember 17 with 140 freshmen. 

Dr.Warfield returned to Lafayette, after a year's travel abroad, re- 
newed in health and vigor. Judge Kirkpatrick, who filled the presi- 
dent's chair during Dr. Warheld's absence, retired from duty after a 
successful year of office. Mr. Dickenson, of the Massachusetts Insti- 
tute of Technology, succeeds Mr. Simpson as assistant in the 
electrical engineering department, while Mr. Bergstreser, Lafayette, 
•02, is tutor in Latin and mathematics, in place of Mr. Sawtelle, La- 
fayette, *oo, resigned. 

Lafayette graduated the largest class in her history last June. 
Seven men went out from Phi Delta Theta. Bro. Bender, '03. is 
taking post-graduate work at Johns Hopkins; Bro. Burns, '03, has 
entered Princeton Theological Seminary; liro. Bushnell, '03, holds 
a lucrative position in Newark, N. J., with the Prudential Insurance 
Company; Bros. Laub, '03. and W'alter, '03, are studying law at the 
University of Michigan and New York Law, respectively; Bro. 
Smith, '03, is spending a year in traveling abroad with Bro. Hogg, 
*78, and Bro. Metzger, of Pennsylvania Zeta. Bro. Trout, '03, is located 
in Pittsburg, following his line of work as a civil engineer. He is 
also coaching the football team of the University of West Virginia. 
Three of our undergraduates did not return this fall. They are Bro. 
Bender, *o6, who has entered Cornell, Bro. Peters, '06, who is study- 


ing medicine at the Hahnemann Medical College in Philadelphia, 
and Bro. Stuart, *o6, who is traveling. 

Pennsylvania Alpha commenced the year with eleven men: W. W. 
Johnston, '04; J.M.Cooper, '05; R. S.Hubley,'o5; D. E. Latham, '05; 
D. C. Pomeroy, '05; E. C. Smith, '05; H. L. Magee, *o6; H. H. Mcln- 
tire, *o6; J. W. Mclntire, *o6; H. R. Smith, '06, and E. G. Wilson, *o6. 
Since then we have initiated six freshman, and take great pleasure 
in presenting: Andrew Parker McMeen, '07, Mifflintown, Pa.; Archi- 
bald Spencer Kirkpatrick, '07, Chatham, N. J.; Warren McPherson, 
*07, Bndgeton, N. J.; Forrest Hulings Emmons, '07. Wilmington, 
Del.; Frederic Sager Welsh, '07, Bloomsburg, Pa., and Reginald 
Stanley Hemingway, '07, Bloomsburg, Pa. We wish to thank our 
alumni and other brothers in the Bond for their help in securing 
these men. 

Our annual banquet, held during commencement week, was a 
grand success. About fifty men were present, and much enthusiasm 
was manifested. 

Fraternities at Lafayette are showing much interest in the chapter- 
bouse movement. A K E broke ground for their house during the 
summer, and expect to have it ready for occupancy by the first of 

ianuary. Other fraternities are purchasing lots and raising money, 
oping to build in the near future. Phi Delta Theta stands high in 
the list. 

Since college opened we have entertained Bros. Burns, *03, Bush- 
nell, '03, LauD, '03, and Walter, '03. At this the beginning of the 
college year we extend to all brother Phis who may come to Easton 
a cordial invitation to visit the chapter. John McGill Cooper. 
Easton, October 7, 1903. 


Pennsylvania Beta is at present mourning the loss of one of her 
most loyal brothers. Bro. Wm. M. Robenolt, class of IQ02, while en- 
gaged in lifting some heavy boxes severely strained his right lung, 
and a hemorrhage ensuing, he was sent to the Auburn City Hospital. 
For several days we were encouraged in hoping he would recover, 
but a sudden relapse resulted in his death. 

The chapter is enjoying one of its most prosperous seasons despite 
the fact that the freshman class was very small and noticeably lack- 
ing in fraternity material. 

The five new men initiated this year are U. D. Thomas, '07; Paul 
Singmaster, '07; L. D. Thomas, *07; Walter Hurd, '05, Philadelphia, 
Pa.; William Hartzell, Philadelphia, Pa. The *07 men are from 

Bros. Floto and Philsom, '03, recently made a flying trip to the 
chapter. Bro. H. H. Kellar, '01, was with us during the rushing season. 

Bro. Trump has been elected baseball manager and secretary of 
the athletic association. Bro. Muhlenberg is with the football team 
on the Lafayette-Princeton trip. Bros. Hartzell, *o^, and E. Singmas- 
ter, '05, are on the Spectrum staflF. Bro. Hay, '03, is taking the theo- 
logical course at the seminary, and his regular attendance at the 
meetings is a source of much help. Bro. Meisenhelder, '04, has en- 
tered the junior class at Harvard. Harold S. Trump. 

Gettysburg, October 4, 1903. 



By the graduation of the class of 1903 we lost ten active members. 
These and four undergraduates, who did not return, left us with but 
six members to begin the'fall term. By hard work, however, we have 
secured a number of excellent men, and are proud to introduce the 
following new brothers: Tom C. Frame, '05, Washington, O.; Earl 
M. McElroy, '05, Washington, Pa.; Ralph T. Mackintosh, '05, East 
Liverpool, O.; Bailey Gifner, '06, East Liverpool, O.; J. B. Crow, '07, 
Uniontown, Pa., and Tom L. Hughes, '07, Piqua, O. We have suc- 
ceeded in pledging the following men of '08 and '09: Frank B. Miller, 
*o8. Clarence F. Covey, '08, John R. Kimmel, '08, Alex. M. Donnon, 
•08, John C. Ralston, '09, Henry T. McClelland, '09, and William C. 
Fin fey, '09. 

Bro. Woods, '03, has left for Seattle, Wash., for an eight months' 
stay. Bros. Thompson, Walsh and McQuaide, '03, are studying law 
in Pittsburg. Bros. Foster, '03, and Goldthorpe are following civil 
engineering. Bro. Libbey is artist and reporter on the Washington 

The chapter was glad to entertain Bro. J. Robert Wright, '88, at a 
recent initiation. We particularly wish our alumni to visit us when- 
ever possible and keep their interest in their mother chapter fresh. 
Some of the best men secured this year were located through letters 
which were received from alumni and other Phis. We very deeply 
appreciate this interest, and hope that all other Phis knowing of de- 
sirable men entering here will so advise us. 

Bro. Frame is assistant football manager and member of the Pan- 
dora board. Bros. Dickson and Davis hold the position of president 
and stage director of the dramatic association. Bro. McElroy is man- 
ager of the glee club. Bro. Hughes is one of the eight athletic 

As in previous years, Phi Delta Theia has one of the two leaders of 
the cotillion club. 

Pennsylvania Gamma desires to exchange college pennants with 
any other chapters so wishing. Horace W. Davis. 

Washington, October 16, 1903. 


Allegheny opened this fall with by far the largest enrollment in 
her history. The faculty remains the same as last year. Many im- 
provements have been made about the college grounds and build- 

Pennsylvania Delta returned with eighteen men, and since college 
opened has pledged two more. The chapterhouse on Highland 
avenue is being painted and repaired both inside and out. * A O is 
well represented in all the phases of college life. Bro. Turner and 
Bro. Hays are on the football team, which by the way has a schedule 
including many of the larger colleges. Bro. Mellon is captain of the 
basketball team, and Bro. Strickler manager of the baseball team for 
the coming season. Bro. Freeman is editor of the Literary Monthly 
and Bro. Howe manager. Bro. Robertson is president and Bro. Taft 
historian of the freshman class, while Bro. Swansen is president of 
the sophomore class. On the glee club are Bros. King, Swansen, 
Freeman, C. C. Merrill and R. V. Merrill. 

The Y. M. and Y. W. C. A. reception given at the opening of the 


college year in the gymnasium was a brilliant affair. Here, as at no 
other event in the year, the students meet on a common basis. 
Meadville, October 3, 1903. Brick WRiciHT. 


Dickinson opened her one hundred and twenty-first year with a 
brighter outlook than ever before in her history. The matriculations 
in the college department were ninety-five — twenty more than last 
year, and the preparatory school is more than correspondingly large. 
The prospects for the law school, which opens on the 7th inst., are 
also encouraging. 

The '03 class took ten from our number, and Bros. Swift, '04, and 
Buckingham, '06, do not rciurn, Uaving us but twelve men to start 
the year with, including Bros. Wilcox and Gordon, who are yet to re- 
turn to the law school. By graduation we lost Bro. Malick, now 
teaching in the Shamokin high school; Bro. Robert Stuart, in busi- 
ness in Carlisle; Bro. Hugh Stuart, who is with the Lancaster steel 
works; Bro. Gray, pastor of the Willow Grove, Pa., M. K. church; 
Bro. Everhart, who enters the medical department of the University 
of Pennsylvania; Bro. Appleman, now teaching in the Swarthmore 
preparatory school; Bro. Haldeman, traveling for Wright, Kay & 
Co., fraternity jewelers; Bro. Tomkinson, teaching in Dickinson pre- 
paratory school, and Bro. Kress, practicing law in Fairmount, W. 
V'a. Bro. Gordon was also graduated, but returns to the law depart- 
ment. Bro. Swift, '04, is now real estate editor of the Haiti more 
Morning Herald, and Bro. Buckingham, '06, has gone to Cuba to 
study the growth of tobacco. 

Our ten returning men congratulate themselves on having pledged 
the flower of the freshman class. We have now initiated and take 
pleasure in introducing to the fraternity these seven men: William 
H. Hoffman, '06, Montgomery, Pa.; Austen B. Conn, '07, Baltimore, 
Md.; Collins Keller, '07, Carlisle, Pa.; Lee Roy K. Keeley, '07, Frank- 
lin, Pa.; Charles Kurtz, '07, Altoona, Pa.; Carl O. Benner, '07, Coates- 
ville. Pa., and Carl Gehring, '07, Carlisle, Pa. 

Our pledged men are George L. Kress, '07, and George P. Beck, 
'08. We have not yet completed our rushing season, and have bright 
prospects for more good material. 

We are very glad to have with us, this year, Bro. Thomas P. Endi- 
cott, formerly of North Carolina Beta, who is taking a special course; 
and Bro. Herbert F. Laub, of Pennsylvania Alpha, who will enter 
the law school. Thus, with twenty-one men and prospects for two or 
three more, we start the year with a pleasant outlook. 

Our football team is the best we have had for several years. Coach 
Hutchins has had them at work since the last of August, and the 
good effect of his training has been clearly seen in the three games 
played. We won from Albright College, 45-0, and held Pennsylva- 
nia down to 27 o. The game with Steelton Y. M. C. A. was lost — 
score 6 o, but this was encouraging when we consider that they beat 
us last year 28-0. Bros. H. Smith. Cramer, Endicott and HofTman 
represent us on the team. Bro. Ralph Smith, who is the football 
manager, has arranged a schedule of hard games, but we hope for 
success under the direction of Coach Hutchins. 

Carlisle, October 5, 1903. Wm. H. Chf.esman. 



The college year opened September 25th, and several important 
changes in the college buildings were noted. The new medical lab- 
oratories, which are the most complete in the country, are ready for 
occupancy. The new engineering buildings are in course of erection, 
and, most important of all, a new athletic neld is opened for our teams. 
The total cost of improving Franklin Field will be 1^500,000, and with- 
out a doubt it is the finest football field in the country. At the west 
end of the field the new gymnasium is rapidly nearing completion, 
while the other three sides are flanked by permanent stands which 
form a large U. Few changes are noted in this year's faculty. 

The rushing season has been keener than ever this year and Penn- 
sylvania Zeta has been particularly fortunate. We began the year 
with twenty-seven men and three have been initiated. It gives us 
great pleasure to introduce liros. Roy Gardiner, Toledo, Ohio; Louis 
Van Court, Philadelphia, Pa., and Raymond Tobias, Tamaqua, Pa. 
Bro. Turnbull of Lehigh will affiliate this week. Two men are pledged 
and ten others are under consideration. The chapter is in a most 
prosperous condition. All the rooms of the chapterhouse are occu- 
pied, and many of the brothers take their meals at the house. 

Bros. Hendrie and McCarey, as president and vice-president of the 
sophomores, have had their hands full hazing the large freshman 
class. Bro. Hildebrand has returned for graduate study. The first 
swimming races were held yesterday, and Bro. McCarey entered 
three events. He obtained first in the half-mile and 200 yards, and 
third in the 100 yards. Bro. Appleton was fourth in the half-mile. 
Bros. Roy Gardiner and Tobias are out for the 'varsity freshman 
football team. Bro. William Gardiner, captain of last year's football 
team and crew, will coach the Chestnut Hill school team this fall. 
Bro. Acker is president of the Hare law club. It is with regret that 
we announce that Bro. Malcolm Davis will not return until the spring 
on account of sickness. 

We wish to thank the brothers for the assistance they have given 
Pennsylvania Zeta during the rushing season. 

Philadelphia, October 4, 1903. Rollin Cantwkll Bartlk. 


With the opening of Lehigh's thirty-ninth year one of the hardest 
rushing seasons ever witnessed here commenced. This was due to 
the fact that the new faculty rulinj? that freshmen shall not be pledged 
until the 15th of May goes into effect with the next year's class. 

Phi Delta Theta has no reason to complain, however, as we have 
pledged six men from the class of 1907; with these and twelve of last 
year's chapter we are in excellent condition. The chapterhouse has 
been thoroughly renovated during the summer months, and at pres- 
ent is more comfortable and attractive then ever. 

The university is also in a flourishing condition. Williams Hall, 
which was made possible mainly through the generosity of Professor 
Williams, is very nearly completed, and will be formally opened on 
Founder's Day, October the 8th. There has been but one change in 
the faculty. Prof. W. S. Franklin, Katisas, '87, who was head of the 
department of physics and electrical engineering, is now head of the 
physics department alone. Prof. Esty now having charge of the 
electrical engineering department. 


In athletics Lehigh appears to be still advancing, the outlook for a 
successful football season being exceptionally bright. The gloom 
cast on the prospects of a winning baseball team next year by Bro. 
Badgley's temporary withdrawal from college has been dispelled by 
his return. 

We have taken great pleasure, since our return to college, in en- 
tertaining Bro. Thompson, of Washington & Jefferson, and Bro. 
Stewart, of Lafayette. We are always glad to see any of the brothers 
who may be stopping in South Bethlehem] J. H. Wallace. 

South Bethlehem, October 6, 1903. 



On Saturday, October 17, we initiated four men: From the law 
class. Mayo Brown; from the academic class, Samuel B. Woods, Jr., 
Francis Smith and Richard Taylor. 

Bro. Adrian Taylor has been elected president of the Y. M. C. A., 
thus adding another oflfice in the university held by a Phi. 

Our football team, Bro. Scott, manager, has just returned from 
Richmond, where the team of the Virginia Polytechnic Institute was 
encountered. The game resulted in a score of 21 to o in favor of 

This year Virginia Beta is occupying a suite of rooms in the Chan- 
cellor Building at the 'Corner.* We are very comfortably fixed, and 
any visiting Phis will be most cordially received. 

Charlottesville, October 26, 1903. Claude M. Lee. 


College opens this year with unusually good prospects for another 
successful session. So far about a hundred and thirty students have 
matriculated, while new ones come in everv day or two. Only one 
change has been made in the faculty — Prof, Bennett was elected to 
fill the chair of moral philosophy. 

Phi Delta Theta is flourishing. We returned only three men — 
Bros. Blakeney, Williams and Gravely— but Bro. Leavell, from the 
Missouri Beta chapter, affiliated with us. K 2) is our strongest rival 
this year. <l> K 2 and K A are both unusually weak. No initiations 
have taken place as yet, on account of an agreement made by the 
four fraternities in college: not to 'mention fraternity matters to any 
non-fraternity man until December the first.' There is fine frater- 
nity material in college this year, and no doubt * A 9 will have her 
very large share. 

Bros. Williams and Leavell represent us on the 'varsity eleven. 
Bro. Blakeney is manager of the baseball team for next spring?. Mr. 
Cox, our coach, is from Georgetown University, and knows all about 
football. He thinks he can get a good team from the s<iuad of about 
thirty men on the field — a team good enough to beat our greatest 
rival, Richmond College. We have a good schedule of games, the 
first being on October 2. It would be hardly correct to call last year 
a successful one in athletics for us, but now the General Athletic 
Association is on a better financial as well as executive basis, and the 


prospects arc better for us in both baseball and footbal]. We meet 
some very strong teams, but do not fear the result. 

* A 9 loses some valuable men this year. Bro. Copenhaver is 
teaching at Bethel Academy; Bros. Wilson and Pettyjohn are com- 
pleting their education, the one studying medicine in Richmond and 
the other engineering at Washington and Lee University; Bro. 
Schoolfield is in the lumber business at Mullin, S. C. We all en- 
joyed having Bros. Copenhaver and Wilson with us a few days at the 
beginning of the session. Virginia Gamma wishes these brothers all 
success. Rich P. Gravely. 

Ashland, September 25, 1903. 


Virginia Zeta has prospects for a very successful year. Four old 
men returned, to be further strengthened by the affiliation of two 
brothers from Randolph-Macon and the University of Texas. Alumni 
in Lexington have rendered us most valuable and willing assistance 
in rushing, and we are able to make a very gratifying report as a re- 
sult of their cooperation. Thus far we have initiated four men, the 
most sought after in college, three of whom were rushed by seven 
fraternities, including 4» A 9. W^e are very pleased to introduce Bros. 
Colville, Whip, Owen Bagley and Charles Bagley. We have also 
pledged two men, Messrs. Stuart McBryde and Kern, the former a 
brother of Bro. R. J. McBryde, Jr., former president of I^eta province. 
The chapter therefore numbers ten men at present. Next year it is 
expectea.that all these will return. We will be strengthened by our 
two pledges, and further by the return to college of Bros. Keeble, A. 
B., '01, and Witherspoon, A. B., '03, who will take law, and Bro. 
Bagley, B. S., '03, who will pursue a special course in geology and 

We are arranging to secure more commodious quarters, the rooms 
now occupied by the chapter having become too small for us. 

Our reporter, Bro. Sloan, is ill at a hospital in Baltimore, where he 
has been confined for several weeks. 

Lexington, October 7, 1903. Malcolm D. Ca.mpbell. 


The university opened this year with a larger attendance and a 
better equipment tnan ever before. Money has been donated for a 
handsome gymnasium and Y. M.C. A. building, which will be erected 
durinc: the ensuing year. Our prospects for a football team that will 
beat V^irginia are very bright. 

North Carolina Beta was unfortunate this year in losing eight of 
last year's members, but was successful in securing new men. I take 
great pleasure in introducing Bros. Leslie E. Velverton, Goldsboro, 
N. C; Frank M. Weller, Weldon, X. C; Sam W. Kluttz, Chester, S. 
C; John Calvert, Raleigh, N. C, and Isaac London, Pittsboro, X. C, 
who were initiated September 14, 1903. 

We have been discussing the chapterhouse question with great in- 
terest, and we have very promising plans for building. I hope to be 
able to give some definite information concerning this in my next 

The number of men so far initiated by the fraternities here are as 


follows : * A e. 5 ; 2 A E. 7 ; A K E,; ; A T 12, 5 ; K A, 2 ; 2 N, 5 ; Z 4^, 
2, and n K A, I. 

4> A 8 is represented on the gridiron by Bro. Donnelly, who is one 
of the star players. We are exceedingly glad to hear that Bro. Wins- 
ton, our famous baseball player, will return to college soon. 

Chapel Hill, October 4, 1903. T. F. Hickerson. 


Central University has opened with prospects of a most successful 
year. There is no increase in numbers, but it is very evident that the 
grade of students is above that of last year. We feel assured that 
this year's football team will be a winner, and will uphold the high 
reputation which Central has made on the gridiron in past years. In 
the first game of the season, played September 28, against Kentucky 
Wesleyan, Central scored a victory by 46 to o. 

Kentucky Alpha Delta's prospects are even brighter this year than 
last, although last year was one of the most successful ever experi- 
enced by the chapter. Seven old men returned this fall: Bros. Wal- 
ler C. Hudson, '05 ; Watson Andrews, '05; J. Lewis Gill, '05 ; Jack 
Brown, '04; Morgan Sparks, *o6; Roy Cockran, '04, and John M. P. 
Thatcher, '05; also two of our alumni, Charles Schoolfield, '03, and 
Henry Sandifer, '03, are again with us and will most likely be affili- 
ated and remain active members. 

By the good work of the brothers, Kentucky Alpha Delta has got- 
ten the best of the frat. material that entered college this fall. It is 
with pleasure that we introduce to the fraternity our six new brothers: 
Herchel Herrington,'c6, whose brother was a member of Kentucky 
Delta before the consolidation; Ray Burton Wallace, '06; William 
McGeorge Dishman of the law school; Samuel Frederick Daugh- 
erty, '07; William Lyne Starling, '07, and Amos Ewing Turney, '07. 

On Saturday, September 26, * A 9 gave a picnic to High Bridge, 
inviting her sisters and lady friends and one member of each of the 
other five fraternities here. Most of the day was spent in rowing on 
the Kentucky River and in visiting Boone's Cave. The most pictur- 
esque scenery in the state is along this river. 

Brother Clarke of Kentucky Epsilon, who attends the department 
of dentistry of the university, is now with us pla> ing at his old position 
of center on the football team. He is said to be the best center in 
the state, having done star playing with Central for two years. 

Brother June Hunter, an alumnus of Kentucky Alpha Delta, made 
us a short visit about two weeks ago. His many friends were very 
glad to see him, and we hope that he will revisit us often. It is a 
great pleasure to our chapter to have our brothers among us for a 
few days if for no more. It is our sincere hope that many of our 
brothers from the sister chapters will visit us this year. 

Danville, October 3, 1903. John M. P. Thatcher. 


We have entered upon this the third year in our history with very 
bright prospects, and are fully determined that it shall be our best in 
every respect. Of last year's chapter we returned seven men and 
have initiated seven, making a total of fourteen men. Five of our 
initiates, although their first year in college, entered above freshman. 
We take great pleasure in introducing to the fraternity Bros. Corneal 


Kinkead, '07, B. M. E.; Chastine N. Haynes, '05, B. S.; George' B 
Wilken, *o6. B. E. M ; William Fox Logan, '06, B. S.; Edward D. 
Carney, '06, B. M. E.; G. Henry Moore, '06, B. E. E.; Howell D. 
Spears, '07, B. S. We expect Bro. Pryse, '05, to return in a few days 
and Bro. Lond, '06, will be here for the second term 

We have pledged two prep, men fur next year. 

Phi Delta Theta has arranged a schedule of football games with 
the other frats to decide the fraternity championship. 

Kentucky State has entered upon what will probably be the most 
prosperous year of her history. The matriculation is the heaviest 
ever recorded at this time of the year. We were fortunate in secur- 
ing the services of Mr. C. K.Wright, of Columbia, as coach for the foot- 
ball team. We have better prospects for a championship team than 
we have had since '98. The team began the season last Friday by 
defeating Cynthiana Athletic Club by a score of 39 to o. 

The sixty thousand dollar dormitory for women is nearly completed, 
and will be opened for occupancy in November. On September 19 
the corner-stone of the agricultural experimental station was laid. 
The building now occupied by the station situated on the campus 
will be used as laboratories by the chemical department. 

Kentucky Epsilon has enjoyed recent visits from Bro. Gourley, 
Kentucky Alpha Delta ; Bro. Gold, Ohio Gamma, and Bro. Franks^ 
New York Alpha. Bro. Miller, who attended the U. S. Naval Acad- 
emy last year and led in his class, paid us a visit during his vacation, 
Bro. Almy received an appointment during the summer to the naval 
academy and has entered upon his duties there. Kentucky Epsilon 
is occupying the same house of last year, and extends a hearty wel- 
come to all visiting Phis. R. H. Barclay 

Lexington, October i, 1903. 


The largest freshman class in the history ot the university began 
work on September 16, in all departments except the medical and 
dental, which open on October i. The gain is especially noticeable 
in the engineering and law departments. 

There have been three additions to the faculty since last year, the 
new man in each case being a Vanderbilt alumnus, as follows : in 
the law department Allen G. Hall, B 9 II, is secretary of the faculty 
and professor of law ; in the biblical department, Henry B. Carre, 
S X, is professor of biblical theology ; and in the engineering depart- 
ment. Cranberry Jackson. K A, is professor of civil engineering, 
vice Robert L. Lund, A K E, resigned. 

As the result of an entirely successful spiking season, we take 
great pleasure in introducing to the fraternitv Bros. John Owsley 
Manier, son of Bro. W. R. Manier, Sr.; Morton B. Howell 111, son of 
Bro. A. E. Howell ; Glenn Andrews Hall, son of Prof. Hall, above 
mentioned; Thomas C. Keeling and Horace L. Allen, all of Nash- 
ville; Elijah Haynes Ayres, of Sprine Hill, Tenn.; and Edward Gil- 
mer Thompson, of Mariana. Ark. These with three affiliates, Bro. 
Carrol from Georgia Delta, Bro. Barrett from Mississippi Alpha, and 
Bro. Mendenhall of Tennessee Beta, give us a chapter of twenty-six 

We had the pleasure of havinc: with us at the initiation ceremony, 
Bro. Barrs, '78. of Jacksonville, Fla. He was largely instrumental in 


foundins^ Teanessee Alpha, and related some amusing experiences 
in the early days of the chapter. 

The football team has been practicing for some time, and the 
prospects are that under the leadership of Coach Henry, from the 
University of Chicago, and Cipt. Kyle, we will have one of the best 
teams in our history. Bro. Tigert, full-back, and Bros. Bryan and J. 
T. Howell, ends of last year's team, are back and will be in their old 
places. Bro. Manier is on the 'varsity squad, and Bros. Lee, Weaver, 
Ayres, M. B. Howell, Keeling and Hall are on the scrub team. 

The new initiates into <& B K will soon be made known, and it is 
certain that at least two Phis will be among the number. Bro. Tigert 
is captain of the basket-ball team for this year, and we hold the 
presidency of one literary society. Bro. Cornelius is one of the edi- 
tors of the Observer, the college literary monthly. 

Altogether, there is no danger that Tennessee Alpha will lose the 
position she has always held — at the top. Adolphk F. Nvk. 

Nashville, September 28, 1903. 


Trinity term began with the largest entrance the academic depart- 
ment has ever known. The new men have been with us over a 
month, and we find most of them very pleasant fellows, now that the 
rough edges are worn off. Good, healthy life in all our many spheres 
of activity is the result of this influx. The dances are all pleasant, 
the picnics, receptions and 'feasts* are jolly. There are lots of 
meds., the literary societies are flourishing, the Literary Magazine is 
a credit to the university, and there is a fair amount of hard work 

Our chapter has been fortunate this term in the return of several 
loyal brothers. Bro. Miles Watkins has come back full of enthusi- 
asm and energy. He is a footbill player of no small renown, and 
Tennessee Beta's center rush. In our opinion. Bro. Hodgson is one 
of the best alumni members in the United States, and with his home 
support, undoubtedly the best on the mountain. In addition we have 
had the pleasure of welcoming Bros. Dowdy, Wilder and Mitchell. 

Bro. Mitchell has come to fill the position of instructor in the Se- 
wanee grammar school, and will, we hope, be with us for many 

At the meeting of the athletic association, Bro. Kirby-Smith was 
elected president and Bro, Williams secretary and treasurer. Every 
student of the university is a member of the association, and the offi- 
cers are elected by general vote. Meetings are held semi-annually. 

Since our last letter Bro. Brown has been elected secretary of Pi 
Omejfa Literary Society, and secretary and treasurer of the Brother- 
hood of Saint Andrew. 

Our rather informal reception was very pleasant. Most of those 
invited were new men. The yard was strung with Chinese lanterns 
and presented a very attractive sight. 

Sewanee fraternities are active during this term, and our chapter 
hopes to be able to forward a good report at the end. 

Sewanee, August 10, 1903. Paul Lee Ellerbe. 




With a great deal of pleasure I send this first report to the Scroll 
for this college year. The University of Georgia opened on September 
15 under most favorable conditions. The enrollment bids fair to 
reach a larger number than it has during any preceding year. Sev- 
eral new buildings are in course of erection on the campus, one of 
which is the new library, the gift of Mr. Peabody. In every way the 
university seems to be gaining precedence as a great educational 

Georgia Alpha has started out to make this year the most success- 
ful in her history, and to try to do her duty in every way to the fra- 
ternity and its officers. The house occupied by the chapter is one 
of the most desirable houses for fraternity purposes in Athens. Al- 
though the enrollment was large, the number of good fraternity men 
among the new students was exceedingly small. We returned eight 
men from our last year's chapter, and have with us this vear two 
affiliates: Bros. T. T. Turnbull, Law, '04, and Julian Willingham, '07, 
both from Georgia Beta. Besides these we have initiated five new 
brothers into the mysteries of Phi Delta Theta, and with a great deal 
of pleasure present to the sister chapters these men whom we consider 
to be the best who have entered college here this fall: Warren R. 
Woodward, Barnesville, Ga.; Aaron H. Keppord, Savannah, Ga.; 
Cadmus Dozier, Gainesville, Ga.; Emory Parks, Lagrange, Ga., and 
Cleveland Pierce, Key West, Fla. We also have under considera- 
tion several others whom we may take in. 

We have had several alumni visitors at the chapterhouse, among 
whom were Bros. Burney, Lamar, Bell, Camp and Ellis. 

Athens, October 6, 1903. Walter O. Marshburn. 


We wish to introduce seven most excellent men whom we have in- 
itiated and also one whom we have pledged. They are Bros. Hugh 
P. Burton, '06, Monticello, Ga.; John O. Christian, '06, Savannah, Ga.; 
Andrew Quillian, '06, Milledgeville, Ga.; G. Tracy Cunningham, *o6, 
Oglethorpe, Ga.; Floyd W. Cox, '06, Dothan, Ala.; E.Earl King, '06, 
Brownsville, Tenn.; James Hinton, '06, Macon, Ga. Our pledge is 
Willis P. Francis, '08, Waycross, Ga. 

Emory College opened September 16, with about 150 new men and 
fraternity material was more plentiful than in several years previous. 
We returned eight men, and never before in Georgia Beta's history 
have the prospects been brighter for a prosperous >ear. There have 
been several changes in the faculty. Prof. Turner has been elected 
to the chair of Latin, lately made vacant by the resignation of H. M. 
Arnold; Dr. Stewart Roberts has been elected to fill the chair of 
biology, and Dr. R. H. Smith that of mental and moral philosophy. 
Many improvements have been made in the gymnasium and on the 
campus. The new science hall has been completed and is one of the 
most elegant of its kind in the South. Also Few and Phi Gamma 
literary society halls have been remodeled and are in a splendid state 
of repairs. 

The noD-fraternity 'blow-hard ' is nothing more than a malicious 
sensation and never can accomplish anything at Emory. 


Bro. Richardson has been elected manager of the track team, and 
nothing mars the prospect for a successful year under his efficient 
management. He also holds the position of half-back on the senior 
football team. Bro. Rayne is manager and half-back of the junior 
football team. Bro. Tarbutton will probably make tackle on the 
same. Bro. Brown has been elected Dux of the class of *o6, which is 
an evidence of his popularity amon^ his classmates. Bros. Quillian, 
Cox King, Christian and Poage will make the sophomore team. 
Bro. Poage has been elected baseball manager and is also president 
of the sophomore social club. Wales W. Thomas. 

Oxford, October 22, 1^03. 


Two new buildings have been added to the equipment of Mercer 
since the last collegiate year closed. They are the new science hall 
and the new Y. M. C. A. hall, both donations from friends of the in- 
stitution. The new science hall will greatly facilitate the pursuit of 
studies in the departments of chemistry and physics, and it will also 
furnish excellent laboratories and lecture rooms for the new School 
of Pharmacy. This department of the institution has opened with 
splendid prospects for a successful year. 

The Y. M. C. A. hall will furnish adequate and appropriate quar- 
ters for this important factor of college life. 

In all branches of the university the enrollment is larger than ever 
before. With the additional equipment and increased attendance 
the college year should be a most successful one. 

Georgia Gamma has more than held her own throughout the rush- 
ing season, returning fifteen men and initiating four. The initiates 
are Bros. MacDavid Horton, Anderson, S. C; Harris Neill, Fort Val- 
ley, Ga.; Fred Newkirk, Shellman, Ga., and Thomas V. Williams, 
Ty Ty, Ga. The chapter is in splendid condition, and is maintaining, 
as always, its high standard in studies, athletics and in society. 

At the close of the last college year * A 8 won every honor in the 
law class, Bro. W. D. McNeill leading his class and writing the best 
thesis on Constitutional Law. Phi Delta Theta also won second 
place in these contests. In the literary department Bro. Frank T. 
Long was awarded the English medal. 

Bros. Pate, Stakely and Wilson represented * A 9 most creditably 
on the baseball team. Bro. E. N. Lewis was elected manager of the 
football team and Bro. Frank T. Long manager of the track team. 

Macon, October 5, IQ03. Edwards B Murray. 


Georgia Delta begins the present school year under most favorable 
circumstances. Already we bid fair to equal, if not surpass, our fine 
record of last year. 

We lost four men by graduation, Bros. Howard, Rankin, Roberts 
and Peteet. Bro. Evans, who graduated last year, is taking post- 
graduate work. Bros. Cornwell and Mastin will not return. We re- 
gret very much to lose these men, for they have always stood fore- 
most in the different lines of college activity. Bros. Roberts, Rankin 
and Howard graduated with honors. 

Although college does not formally open till tomorrow, we have 
not been idle, and now take pleasure in introducing Bros. G.W. 


H. Cheney, '07, Rome, Ga.; A. Collins Knight, '07, Cartersville, Ga.; 
Carter Arnold, '07, Elberton, Ga.; Waller Blun, '07, Savannah, Ga.; 
Lyman Wilcox, '06, Savannah, Ga., and Albert Stout, '07, Clarkes- 
ville, Tenn. 

Since our last letter, Chi Phi has entered the Tech. We are glad 
to see another fraternity on the field. There are also organized clubs 
applying for charters from Theta Delta Chi and Phi Kappa Sigma. 
They have our best wishes. Prof. Wallace, the senior professor of 
English, is a Theta Delta Chi, and is taking a great deal of interest 
in the movement. 

For the past two weeks our football team has been practicing very 
hard, and is already doing some fast and effective work. Coach 
Huie, one of our old players, seems determined to put out a winning 
team. Bros. Raht and Davies are two of the most promising candi- 
dates. Bro. Davies played half-back last year till he was disabled. 
Bro. Winship is the newly elected secretary of the athletic associa- 
tion. This gives us a vote on the advisory board. 

The rapicf growth of the Tech. for the past few years is going to be 
continued at a much faster pace than before. Since last year there 
has been a new dining-hall erected, and we are also promised the 
long-needed chemistry building. 

Georgia Delta has been hearing of the good records of her sister 
Georgia chapters. We congratulate them on their great success. 

Atlanta, October 5, 1903. H. J. Scales. 


The University of Alabama had a very successful opening this year, 
and the prospects for the college and fraternity are very bright. Al- 
abama Alpha returned with fourteen old men, including Bro. J. D. 
McQueen, '02, who comes to take law, and Bro. J. H. Kirkpatrick,*03, 
as a Fellowship student. Eight new men were initiated two weeks 
after college opened, and after the initiation they were given a ban- 
quet. Our chapter now numbers twenty-two. 

The Phi's have taken their share of the honors this session. Bro. 
R. R. Banks, '04, was elected manager of the football team, but did 
not return. Bro. J. H. Kirkpatrick was appointed editor-in-chief 
of the Crimson- IVhite, and Bro. Edgar Finch was also given a place 
on the editorial staff; he is also leader of the Junior German Club. 
Bro. T. C. McCorvey, Jr.,'07, is president of the freshman class. Bro. 
F. B. Clark, '05, and Bro. W. C. Oats, '06, are both on the football 
team. Bro. J. l3. McQueen is a substitute. 

The Phis gave a very successful opening German on Friday even- 
ing, September II. Several novel features were introduced which 
added much to the pleasure of the occasion. 

The following are the initiates, whom we take pleasure in introduc- 
ing: W. C. Oats, Jr.,*o6, Montgomery; W. M. Mudd, *o6, Birmingham; 
Seers Lee, '07, Birmingham; Monroe Lanier, '07, Birmingham; O. S. 
Rand, '07, Huntsville; J. D. Humphries, '07, Huntsville; T. C. Mc- 
Corvey, Jr., '07, Tuscaloosa, and J. W. McEachin, '07, Tuscaloosa. 

Tuscaloosa, October 7, 1903. Edgar LaRoche Clarkson*. 



College opened this year with a larger attendance than ever before 
in its history. Alabama Beta was also very lucky in this respect, 
having every old member to return with the exception of Bros. Tay- 
lor and Thornton, last year's graduates. 

Uf) to this date we have initiated four men and have one pledged. 
The initiates are Bros. Browder, '07, Livingston, Ala.; Lipscomb, '07, 
Demopolis, Ala.; Jordon, *o6, Huntsville, Ala., and Johnson, '05, Colum- 
bus, Ga. I take pleasure in introducing them to the fraternity at 

At a recent meeting of the senior class Bro. McDonnell was elected 
historian. Bro. McDonnell was also elected assistant editor of Orange 
and Blue for the ensuing year. Bro. Chambers was recently made 
captain of staff; Bro. Boyd, '06, was elected president of his class, 
and Bro. Bray, historian. Bro. Boyd, '0$, is vice-president of the 
Junior German Club. J. Seaborn Boyd. 

Auburn, October 7, 1903. 



Miami University enters upon the eightieth year of her history 
with a larger enrollment than ever before. To provide for this much 
increased attendance, new departments with complete equipment 
have been created, and several additions have been made to the 
faculties. Miami seems to have taken on new vigor, and it is the 
hope of all her friends that her good fortune may continue, and that 
in the future she may be as prominent a factor in the educational 
world as she has been in the past. 

Ohio Alpha has been equally prosperous. Our success during the 
rushing season this year was materially a repetition of past successes, 
and already we have landed five of the best men the new student 
body has had to offer. Two of our new men have made the football 
team, and our prospects for athletic work this year are very bright. 

We are very happy to have with us this year Bro. Rowland, an 
alumnus of our chapter and a member of the class of '96. After his 
graduation Bro. Rowland accepted a position as a surveyor and re- 
turns to Miami this year to prepare himself more thoroughly for his 
chosen profession. 

It is much to our regret that we will not have Bros. Fuller, Arga- 
bright and Brody with us this year. Bro. Fuller will attend the 
Upper Iowa University, Bro. Argabright will remain in Dayton, 
where he has an excellent position in a bank, and Bro. Brody will 
not return because of ill health. 

Bros. Cullen and Shell visited the chapter last month. 

Oxford, Ohio, October 2, 1903. Howard S. Smith. 


To all the brothers in Phi Delta Theta, Ohio Beta sends greeting' 
Ohio Beta began the new year under very discouraging circum- 
stances, but we are now, without a doubt, the best located fraternity 
at Ohio Wesleyan. Our new house was purchased last spring, but 
we were unable to secure possession until October i. And when the 


time came for us 'To go up and possess it,* every member exerted 
bis utmost ability, and today, October third, finds us luxuriously 
located in a permanent home. 

Even though greatly handicapped in the rushing season, we came 
off vici-orious with six of the best of the new students. Our new men 
are Horace George Whitney, *o8, Mt. Gilead, Ohio; Andrew Prout, 
•07, Prout, Ohio; John Wesley Pontius, *o6, Charles Pontius, *o8, 
Chicora, Pa.; Thomas Stewart, '07, Milroy, Ind., and Charles M. Brown, 
*o7, Portsmouth, Ohio. 

The changes in the faculty at O. W. U. are few. Miss Nelson once 
more resumes the chair of French after a year's leave of absence. 
Prof. L. M. Marshall, O. W. U., '98, HanHird, '03, now occupies the 
chair of Economics. Prof. Marshall enjoys the reputation of being 
the youngest professor in this branch in the United States. Prof. 
George Marshall is the new instructor in the school of music. 

On the evening of July 4, last, Elliott Hall, the oldest building at 
Ohio Wesleyan, was seriously damaged by fire. F'or a time it was 
considered a total loss, but by later investigations it was thought best 
to restore it. The work of reconstruction was begun almost immedi- 
ately, and the building will be ready for occupancy about November 

The football team at present does not reach the standard of the 
last few years, because of the new and inexperienced men on the 
squad. Coach Place is a splendid man for the position, and while he 
has a hard task in rounding out a winning team, we expect to hold 
our own with the others of the ' Big Six' league. 

Subscriptions for the new gymnasium have been coming in during 
the past year, and work will be commenced next spring. 

Ohio Beta lost nine men by graduation and two left to attend other 

That we are receiving our share of college honors, may be seen in 
the following : Bro. Whitehouse, captain ; Bro. Ball, first lieutenant ; 
Bro. Shaw, second lieutenant ; Bro. \'an Wicklen, first sergeant, and 
Bro. Rardin, second sergeant, of the cadet corps. Bro. Braun is 
treasurer of the senior lecture course committee and president of the 
history club. Bro. Hutchinson is assistant in history and first assist- 
ant editor of The Transcript. Bro. Van Wicklen is president of 
Crestomatheon and Laughlin (pledged) is president of Cala-Phio 
literary societies. 

The Phis at Ohio Wesleyan are looking forward with a great deal 
of interest to Thanksgiving week, when we will entertain Delta 
province convention, full arrangements for which are being rapidly 

We have already received a very pleasant and profitable visit from 
Dr. J. E. Brown, P. G. C, and now that we are so favorably located 
in our new home, a full account of which was printed in the June 
Scroll, we more than ever extend a hearty welcome to all Phis 
who can come our way. Will H. MrrrHiiLL. 

Delaware, October 3, 1903. 


The centennial year of Ohio University opened with a good increase 
over last year's enrollment. 

Our annual bampiet took place in June during commencement 


week. The toast-master was Bro. W. E. Bundy, class of '86, who has 
since passed away. 

The sumnrer school at O. U. this year broke all records in point of 
attendance. Several Phis attended. 

The rushing season, on account of the scarcity of fraternity mate- 
rial, has been rather quiet. We have initiated one man, Bro. W. H. 
Norton, of Staunton, Va., whom we now wish to present. We have 
also pledged Mr. N. M. Watkins, of Portsmouth, Ohio, and have 
several others in sight. After the initiation ceremonies, the members 
of the chapter repaired to Hotel Berry, where they took dinner with 
the alumni. 

We return nine old men. Bro. Tinker, of Pennsylvania Gamma, 
is with us this fall and expects to affiliate. B 8 II returns about five 
men, and has not as yet initiated. ATA returns five men, and has 
initiated several. The sororities have not as yet initiated, but have 
good chapters. 

We lost several excellent men this year. Bro. F. E. Coultrap is 
not in college this term. Bro. Alderman is attending Harvard, with 
Bro. Wood, '03, who is in the law department there. Bro. Wolfe has 
a position in Athens, but may reenter school later. 

The football outlook was rather gloomy at the opening of college, 
but, under the efficient coaching of Bro. Sullivan, the prospects for a 
winning team are considerably increased. Ohio (ramma is repre- 
sented on the squad by Bros. McClure and Jones. 

Athens, October 10, 1903. John H. Preston. 


The university opened on September 22, and the enrollment so far 
seems to indicate that all previous records for attendance will be 
broken. The registration is not yet completed, but already there is 
an increase of 181 over last year at this time. Brown Hall and the 
veterinary building will be occupied for the first time this fall. 

Prospects for a winning football team are very bright, as there is 
much available material, and Coach Hale is back again for another 

Ohio Zeta begins the college year with twelve men. We lost last 
ear Bros. Helvey, Sayers, Beeler, Beebe, White, Andrews and W^el- 
iver. We take pleasure in introducing Bro. Robert Barringer, *o6, 
who was initiated into the mysteries of * A 6 at the beginning of the 
term. We were honored in having Dr. J. E. Brown, president of the 
general council, take part in the initiation ceremony. 

So far this year we have pledged four men, who are to be taken 
into the chapter in a short time. The initiation is to be followed by 
a banquet, at which a number of the alumni will be present. Besides 
the men already pledged, we have under consideration a number of 
good men, whom we expect to secure. There is more available 
material than ever before, and the chapter desires to thank the many 
alumni who have written, recommending men to us. Several of 
those recommended have been pledged, and others are being looked 
after by the rushing committee. 

We had quite a number of visiting Phis with us at the beginning 
of the college year, among them Bros. Bock, Helvey, Ruggles, Moore, 
Sayers and Welliver. Bro. Sayers expects to be with us again after 
the Christmas vacation. 



Ohio Zeta extends a cordial invitation to all visiting brothers who 
come to Columbus to call at the house and make it their head- 
quarters. K. D. RovoN. 

Columbus, September 27, 1903. 


Case has opened the fall session with the incoming class somewhat 
smaller than usual. This is the result of a new method of entrance 
conditions adopted by the faculty, only those being admitted who 
creditably pass required examinations. 

The selection of Dr. Howe as president of Case is very gratifying 
to all lovers of the Brown and White. Dr. Howe came to Case in 18&9 
to become professor of mathematics and astronomy. Upon the 
resignation of President Staley, in iQOi.he was made acting presi- 
dent, continuing as such until June, 1903, when he was appointed 

This year we are not represented on the faculty, Bro. Springsteen, 
Ohio Eta, '97, being still away on his leave of absence. He is at 
Johns Hopkins University taking post-graduate work in French and 

Commencement week was a lively season. One of the features was 
the reception given by the chapter to the faculty and their wives. 
Invitations were issued for Thursday, June 11, from 4 to 6. Nearly 
every invitation was responded to, there being over one hundred 
guests present. Our pleasant home was made unusually attractive 
through the efforts of a committee with Bro. Case, '04. as chairman. 
Following the reception the chapter enjoyed a house party given for 
the seniors. 

The senior banquet occurred, as usual, after the last meeting in 
June. We were glad to see the alumni give evidence of interest by 
being present. Next year we shall expect more of them to be with 
us. Our chapterhouse, being open all summer, has consecjuently 
been the scene of many social evenings. We want the Phis in Cleve- 
land to feel they can come out here at any time and find open house. 

In athletics Case was unusually successful the past year. We won 
the state championship in both football and baseball. We lost first 
place in the ' big six * meet to Oberlin. 

The football season has opened, and the team is out for state 
championship honors, with Bro. Cadle, '04, as captain. On the 
Varsity we have Bro. Cadle, '04; Bro. Charlesworth, '04; Bro. Resch, 
*05; Bro. Selby, '04; Bro. Steiner, '05; Bro. Baker, '06, and Bro. 
Schroeder, '07. 

A new periodical has been launched at Case. It is a weekly paper 
known as the Cast' Tech. Bro. Selby, '04, is business manager; Bro. 
Brennen, '04, is exchange editor, and Bro. Emerson, '05, associate 

The rushing season just closed has been one of the most active in 
the history of fraternities at Case. As a result of our work we take 
pleasure in introducing to the fraternity Bros. Walter Carl Schroeder, 
'07, Cleveland, Ohio ; Howey Charles Booth, '07, Geneseo, N. Y.; 
Arthur Boardmen Roberts, '07, Cleveland, Ohio; Maurice Converse, 
'07, Cleveland, Ohio; Wm. V. Bourne, '07, Cleveland, Ohio, and John 
Nelson BarkduU, '07, Toledo. Ohio. They were initiated October 10. 
We feel particularly satisfied with our work in that we pledged every 


man bid. We hope the same good fortune has been with the other 
chapters. Any Phi coming into Cleveland may rest assured he will 
find a hearty welcome awaiting him with Ohio Eta. 
Cleveland, October ii, 1903. F. L. Hickok. 


The year 1902- '03 closed most auspiciously on June 21 with extra- 
ordinary festivities, the occasion being the dedication of Cunning- 
ham Hall, the Van Wormer Library, the Technical School and the 
Athletic Field. Secretary of Agriculture James Wilson, as the chief 
orator of the day, delivered a most instructive and interesting address 
on 'Agricultural Education.' Dr. Ayers surprised him at the close 
by conferring upon him the degree oi Doctor of Laws, investing him 
with cap and gown. The other distinguished speakers were Francis 
B. Loomis, First Assistant Secretary of State; Hon. M. E. Ingalls, 
president of the Big Four R. R., one of the foremost patrons of the 
Technical School, and Judges Rufus B. Smith and J. R. Saylor. 
Acting mayor of Cincinnati, H. L. Gordon accepted the aforemen- 
tioned gifts in the name of the city and turned them over to the 
trustees, whereupon President Howard Ayers, Ph. D., LL. D., after a 
most eloquent and exceedingly fitting address formally dedicated the 
same. The very imposing dedicatory exercises were preceded by a 
grand parade around the campus of representatives of the public, 
private and high schools of Cincinnati, the students of the academic, 
engineering, medical, dental and law departments, the alumni and 
the faculties of the various departments of the university. In these 
exercises, Phi Delta Theta came in for a liberal share of the honors, 
Bro. Edward Pflueger being staff marshal, and Bro. Harry C. Fetsch 
a division marshal. 

At the final convocation, Bro. Harry C. Fetsch was awarded the 
Matthew Thoms honorary scholarship. 

As the university draws largely from the local, suburban and near- 
by preparatory and high schools, rushing is (juite active during the 
summer months. The result was very satisfactory, and we came out 
with flying colors, pledging nine new men, with good prospects for 
more. Of these, seven have been initiated, and Ohio Theta presents 
to the fraternity Bros. Henry Brown McGill, Cincinnati; Charles Al- 
bert Schroetter, Covington, Ky.; Erwin Felix Bahlman, Walter Morris, 
John Bruce Weber, Karl Alfred Vogeler, George Roberg Thompson. 
The first three are *our inheritance' from elder brothers, l^ro. Brown 
McGill was a member of the Mystic Seven, at Woodward high 
school, and influential in school politics. Bro. Charles Albert 
Schroetter was for two years editor of The Student, the Covington, 
Ky., high school paper. He was a member of the football and bas- 
ketball teams, and is an all-'round athlete. Bro. Morris was on the 
football and baseball teams of Hughes high school. Bro. Bruce 
Weber was editor of the Walnut Hills high school paper, T/ie Cieam. 
Bro. Carl Vogeler was prominent in dramatics, and Bro. George 
Thompson was a member of the debating club of Walnut Hills. In 
fact, every one of the new initiates is a man who will increase the in- 
fluence of our chapter and who will zealously labor for the honor and 
glory of our alma mater. 

The present strength of the different fraternities at U. C. is as fol- 
lows: Phi Delta Theta returned 12, pledged 9; Beta Theta Pi re- 


turned 12, pledged «>; Sigma Chi returned 8, pledged 4; Sigma 
Alpha Kpsilon returned 6, pledged 8. 

October 2 the annual rtau^ rush took place. Bro. Alfred Kreimer 
was captain of the sophs.; Bro. Calvin Vos was coach, and Bro. Oscar 
Remelin was one of the referees for the same class. Bro. Harry 
Fetsch was one of the referees for the freshies, and Bro. Arthur Vos, 
A. B., '00, M. D., '03, was umpire. 

We take pleasure in announcing the marriage of Bro. O. H. 
Schlemmer, 'oo, M. E., with Miss l^lanche i.euchtenberg, of Colorado 
Springs, June 24. They have made Cincinnati their home and have 
the hearty congratulations of Ohio Theta. 

Bro. Harry Rardon, D. D. S., formerly of Ohio Beta, who affiliated 
with us while attending the dental department, has opened an office 
at No. 5 Garfield Place. 

On October 3 we were pleased to meet Bro. G. L. Gold, formerly of 
Ohio Gimma, who, passing through the city on a business trip, spent 
the evening in our midst. On the same day we had the good fortune 
of extending a welcome hand to a number of brothers of Indiana 
Epsilon, who came over from Hanover with the football team. 

On October 17 several members of our mother chapter, Ohio 
Alpha, called after the football game and tarried with us until train 

Bro. Neil McGill did not return this fall, having gone to the Uni- 
versity of California. Bro. VV. H. Filmore, '03, has entered the arena 
of finance, and makes his headquarters at 405 Union Trust Building. 
Bro. Charles C. Schneider has left us temporarily to take charge of 
the laboratories of W. Simonson, of Cincinnati, during the latter's 
scientific trip to Alaska Bro. Wm. Fetsch, 1902, has established an 
analytical laboratory at 2530 West Sixth street. 

In honors, Ohio Theta scores as follows: Bro. Wm. Clark, treasurer 
of the juniors; Bro. Curtis Williams represents the sophomores as a 
member of the athletic council; Bro. Calvin Vos is business manager 
of the University Xeu<s,o\ir weekly publication; Bro. Alfred Kreimer 
is assistant business manager, and Bro. Harry Fetsch is a member of 
the editorial stafif; Bro. Oscar B. Remelin is assistant manager of 
the football team. On the football team Phi Delta Theta interests 
are well supported by Bros. Kreimer, Williams and Albert Schroet- 
ter. On the glee club we are represented by Calvin \'os, director, 
Edwin O. Schroetter, accompanist, and Bros. Bebb, Holdredge and 
Pflueger. Bro. Calvin Vos is also director of the girls' glee club. 
The writer is president of the Y. M. C. A. and secretary of the 
Forum. Edwin O. Schroetter. 

Cincinnati, October 19. 1903. 


Michigan Alpha has opened the new year with but thirteen of her 
old men back, having lost seven men by graduation. Most of the 
men returned a week early, but were disappointed in finding the 
house far from complete. The second and third floors were scarcely 
finished, but the fellows moved in and made the best of it. At first, 
the outlook for rushing was rather gloomy, being compelled to take 
rushees to the hotel for meals. However, by hard, consistent work, 
we have pledged eight good men, one of whom is a prominent candi- 
date for the football team. Considerins: the difficulties under which 


we have been rushing, we consider ourselves fortunate in pledging 
every man we have bid. We have four or five other good men 
under consideration, and after closing up matters with them, we will 
culminate the rushing by the regular fall initiation. Bro. Solier, of 
Illinois Beta, has signified his intention of affiliating with the chap- 

The house is rapidly nearing completion and in the course of four 
or five weeks we hope to see it finished. We expect to have the din- 
ing-room in shape to commence boarding in the house very soon, 
and then all that is lacking is the laying of the hard-wood floors on 
the first floor and the finishing of the main stairway. The furniture 
has been ordered and is chiefly of the Mission style. When every- 
thing is in readiness, we intend to formally dedicate our new home 
by holding open house, which we earnestly hope many Phis will be 
able to attend. 

The prospects of the university are unusually bright, with larger 
appropriations from the state and a constant strengthening of the 
faculty. The number of students is considerably increased, the 
greatest gain being in the engineering department. Quite a number 
of Cornell students have entered the university as a result of the 
recent typhoid epidemic at Ithaca. 

The new engineering building is soon to be ready for occupany, 
and will greatly strengthen the engineering courses. The new 300- 
foot tank will make the course in marine engineering the best 
equipped in the country. 

Iko. Davis, who was catcher on the baseball team, was awarded his 
' M * at the end of the season. 

Bros. Fred Hoover, Walter Fox, Roy Chapin, Fred Lowrey, Paul 
Steketce and Max Ross have been welcome visitors at the house this 
week. We extend a hearty welcome to all visiting Phis. 

Ann Arbor, October 7, 1903. Carl H. UrMP:YKR. 



The University of Indiana opened with prospects for a most suc- 
cessful year and a record-breaking attendance. Indications are that 
the total enrollment this year will be 1,700. 

The new science hall, a magnificent structure, has been completed 
and is now in use. It stands three stories high, and is made entirely 
of white stone. An extensive course in any branch of science can 
now be had. 

The Hon. Knoch G. Hogate is a recent addition to the law faculty. 
Mr. Hogate was a candidate for the Republican nomination for gov- 
ernor at the last convention, and was defeated by one vote. 

Indiana Alpha is keeping pace with the university's successful 
strides. We are located on East Third street, in a large three-story 
structure which faces the campus. It has all modern improvements, 
and is conceded to be the best fraternity house in the city. We re- 
turned twelve old men, and were very successful in our rushing 

W^e take pleasure in introducing the following new men: Butler 
Williamson, of New Albany; George Kirker, of Moweaqua, III.; 
Robert Morrison, of Bedford ; Charles Kemp, of Tipton, and John 


H. Milligan, of Newcastle. We are not through rushing, and hope 
to introduce several more before the term closes. 

Football prospects here are very bright. Forty or fifty aspirants 
for the team are hard at work under Coaches Home, King and Pike. 
Coach King, a former Indiana man, made quite a reputation as cen- 
ter on the Harvard team last year. These coaches expect to develop 
a winning team. Bros. Kent and Shirk, who played some last year, 
have made their places on the Varsity. Bros. Cisco and Smith are 
trying for positions. 

Bro. .Markle, Indiana's well-known football man, has accepted a 
scholarship at Swarthmore College. 

Bro. Tuley attended the E(iuitable Life Insurance school for college 
graduates in New York this summer, and returns a full-fledged in- 
surance man. 

All Phis who visit in Bloomington are cordially invited to make 
themselves known to the members of Indiana Alpha, and to visit us 
in our home. J. Harvey Smith. 

Bloomington, October 3, 1903. 


The college year opened on September 15, with the largest enrol- 
ment since 1888. There have been no changes in the faculty. Every 
department has gained wonderfully and Wabash is now enjoying a 
season of great prosperity. 

The spiking season is not yet on, as the five fraternities here last 
year agreed that no spiking should be done until after November i. 
However, everybody is given the privilege of rushing, and by this 
time it is evident where most of the new men will land. We are find- 
ing this plan very successful. 

Indiana Beta begins the year with better prospects and in better 
condition than in any year of her history. We now have only one 
rival to be feared ana are on a sound financial basis. Since last year 
we have raised enough money to buy a chapterhouse, and one that is 
far superior to the other fraternity house here. On October 5th the 
deed was signed by which we became owner of a large brick house 
of fourteen rooms, situated very conveniently to both the college and 
town. We expect to take possession December i, so that we may be- 
gin the new year in our own home. Phi (iamma Delta is the only 
other fraternity in a house here. 

Indiana Beta returned thirteen men this year. Bro. Hasbrouck is 
doing post-graduate work and assisting in the chemistry department. 
We have five prospective men whom we will be able to introduce in 
the next Scroll. We are pushing a movement for the organization 
of a Pan-Hellenic Council, to discuss such matters as may concern 
the Greeks here. 

In college athletics. Phi Delta Theta is not very well represented, 
but what men we have out hold the highest positions. We have no 
men on the Varsity, which is gaining such an excellent reputation for 
itself this year. We have beaten Indiana University 5 to o, held Pur- 
due 17 to o, and won from the Indianapolis medical school by 31 to o. 
Capt, Reed, of the track team, who was pledged last year^ has a 
track squad of twenty men and expects to develop some good mate- 
rial. Basketball has been started, and Phi Delta Theta will be rep- 
resented there by Bros. Loop, Reed and Boulton. 

Crawfordsville, October 20, 1903. R. D. Schrock. 



Butler began the session with an attendance but slightly increased , 
if at all, over that of last year. The freshman class numbers about 
sixty, of which number over half are girls. Aside from actual num- 
bers the outlook is promising. The new library is practically com- 
plete and will be opened November i. The campus has been im- 
proved in several respects and some additions made to the gymna- 
sium. By spring the new athletic field will be ready for the baseball 
and track teams. This will fill a long-felt want of the college. 

President Scot Butler has tendered his resignation, but will retain 
his position throughout the present year. Bro. W. R. Longley, '02, 
comes this year to take the chair of mathematics and astronomy 
vacated by Prof. Rietz. 

Since our last letter we have initiated Mark H. Brown, '07, of this 
city, and take pleasure in introducing him as a brother. Bro. Brown 
is a son of Bro. Hilton U. Brown, who was at one time president of 
the general council. 

Fraternity material this year is very limited. We returned nine 
men, and have, so far, pledged Messrs. Zach Sanderson, '07, of Ma- 
rion, Indiana, and William Edgar Wheaton,' 07, of Putnam, Conn. 
S X returned three men and have taken three; ATA returned five 
and have pledged two. 

Only two of our last year's chapter failed to return, Bro. Edwin S. 
Brown ^oing to the University ot Wisconsin, and Bro. Guflfin to the 
University of Michigan. 

We look forward to a prosperous year, starting as we do with the 
strongest chapter in college. 

We wish success to all our sister chapters. 

Irvington, (October 15, 1903. Paul Murray. 


Franklin College was formally opened October i, with a very help- 
ful and masterly address by E. A. Hanley, D. D., of Cleveland, Ohio. 
The prospects for Franklin were never brighter. About $20,000 has 
been expended on the college buildings, making them among the 
best in the State, also a library building to cost $30,000 is in course 
of erection and will be ready for occupancy by January i. The 
attendance this year is also gratifying, the freshman class being 
much larger than in former years, while there are many new students 
in the advanced classes. The only change in the faculty is in the 
history department. Prof. C. N. Peak succeeding Prof. A. E. Bester 
who has gone to Chicago University for post-graduate work. 

Indiana Delta returned twelve men and one pledge this year, all 
very enthusiastic. On October $ we gave a stag banquet in honor of 
our spikes and friends and as a result three of the four men spiked 
put on the argent and azure the following morning. Again, on Octo- 
ber 8, we entertained for our pledges and spikes. A large number 
of our alumni were present assuring us of their support and co- 
operation at all times. We present with great pleasure Bro. Thomas 
Neal, of Lebanon, Ind., Bros. Earl Creacraft and Merle Abbott, of 
Franklin, and Mr. Cavens Marshall, who will be initiated soon. We 
feel that this is to be one of the best years in the history of Indiana 

As usual Indiana Delta is in the lead in athletics. Bro. Webb is 


right end and captain of the football team, Bro. Branigan is left 
half, Bro. Miller right half, Bro. Jewett full-back, Bro. Demming 
quarter, and Bro. Silvers left tackle. Although very late in begin- 
ning practice the team has made a very creditable showing, having 
defeated Hanover and the Central 'Medics' of Indianapolis, losing 
the first game of the season to Shortridge high school. Bro. Hall is 
manager of the team and Bro. Ruick, Yale, 98, is coach. The team 
expects to make a strong bid for the championship of the Indiana 
Athletic League. 

College honors have not been distributed to any extent as yet, but 
to date we have secured our share, Bro. Branigan being president 
of the athletic association and Bro. Stott president of the Perichsian, 
the largest literary society of the college. Frank A. Witt. 

Franklin. October 21, 1903. 


The opening of college on September 16 marked quite an increase 
in attendance over last year. During the summer a number of liberal 
donations were added to the college endowment, and the building of 
the beautiful new library is well under way. It has been conjectured 
by many loyal Hanoverians that there is no sectarian school, with 
such equipment as Hanover has, that is as well off financially. 

The chapter returned with a numerical force of ten men, with 
which to select the desirable fraternity material among the incoming 
freshmen. Bro. D. Masterson the only undergraduate not returning, 
will attend Decatur University this year. 

The spiking season was vigorous but short, and now that the smoke 
of battle has risen there is no doubt as to tne primacy of Phi Delta 
Theta at Hanover. 

We take great pleasure in introducing the following brothers to the 
general fraternity : William C. Snyder, '07, Milton, Ky.; Junius C. 
Rightor, '07, Helena, Ark.; M. Obrien Gore, '07, Lawrenceburg, Ind.; 
Donald Du Shane, '06 (pledged), South Bend. Ind. 

In football Capt. S. I. Green is producing a good team with the 
assistance of Bro. Hatfield. This year we are represented on the 
Varsity by Bros. Green, Ldwards, Oldfather, Du Shane and Sipe. 
So far the strength of the team has not been tested ; but her support- 
ers believe that we will make a strong bid for the championship of 
the I. C. A. League. 

Bro. Spalding represents Hanover on the state athletic board. 

On the college debating team, which meets Centre College the last 
of November, we are represented by Bros. Hatfield and Spalding. 
Mr. O. T. Oglesby, B 6 IT, is the third member of the team. 

The chapterhouse committee has been working hard the past 
summer and from reports it looks like Indiana Epsilon will be able 
to enjoy a chapterhouse soon. 

Among the social pleasures, a smoker was given by the chapter to 
her prospective members at the beginning of the college year. 

The Alumni Association which has recently been organized at 
Madison, Ind., the chapter feels to be its greatest friend, as we have 
long felt the need of such an association. E. W. Newton. 

Hanover, October 2, 1903. 




De Pauw opened this year with a slight increase in attendance* 
The freshman class is unusually large but many of the old students 
did not return. The rush is just at its close and Indiana Zeta has 
come out with her share, having pledged six freshmen and one 
junior academy. This is the greatest number pledged by any fra- 
ternity here except Phi Kappa Psi, which pledged seven freshmen. 

The chapterhouse has been improved both as to quantity and style 
of furnishings, and with nine men rooming in the house there is no 
reason why the chapter should not enjoy a prosperous year. Bro. 
Devers, ex-*03, will be back in a few days to enter school. This will 
make a total active membership of sixteen. Phi Kappa Psi also 
leads in number of members, having about eighteen active men. 

Our members stand well, both individually and collectively, with 
the students, faculty and townspeople. Bros. Van Sant and Haw- 
thorne were both elected members of Kappa Tau Kappa, the honorary 
senior inter-fraternity society. Bro. Van Dyke was elected track 
captain for this year. Bro. Hawthorne was elected, by the student 
body, to the athletic board of control which is composed of faculty, 
alumni, and one student member. Mr. Jones, pledged, is president of 
the freshmen class for this term. Bro. Felton is manager of the 
sophomore football team. 

The Chapterhouse Association is on good footing financially. Prop- 
erty will be bought as soon as a suitable location can be secured. 
The chapter hopes to be located permanently in a house of its own 
within two or three years. 

The chapter has been visited by Bro. Brown, '03, Bro. Turner, ex- 
'05, Bro. Smith, of Indiana Alpha, and Bro. Haldeman, of Dickinson 
College, representative of Wright. Kay & Co., fraternity jewelers. 
V'isiting Phis are always welcome at the chapterhouse, No. 5 East 
Poplar street. Ray C. Hawthorne. 

Greencastle, October 3, 1903. 


A keener college spirit has characterized the opening of the uni- 
versity this year than has been observed in the past, due largely, no 
doubt, to the noticeable improvements about the campus and the 
large increase in attendance. The Eliza Fowler Hall has been com- 
pleted and presents the most imposing appearance of any building 
on the campus; the building for the new heating plant, to cost 
|8o,ooo, is progressing rapidly, and work on the installation of ma- 
chinery will soon commence. In addition to these, the new physics 
building would also have been well under way had labor been ob- 
tainable; it will not now be begun until spring. Nothing, however, 
has enhanced the appearance of the university grounds so much as 
the new asphalt pavement which has been laid on the street, from the 
east side of the river to the extreme limits of the campus, and pre- 
sents an extravagant but highly appreciated public improvement. 

Athletics, likewise, have tended to set the college spirit on edge. 
For the first time in the history of the school a football camp was 
established prior to the opening of the college year. On August 26 
last year's veterans assembled on the Tippecanoe river, at a point 
about twenty-five miles from Lafayette, where training was begun 
under the direction of Coach Cutts, Harvard, '02, and Pat McClaire, 


a well-known trainer of eastern and western fame, who was engaged 
through a subscription raised by Lafayette merchants. The learn 
lacks the weight of previous years, but the prospects for a season as 
successful as the past seems most favorable. A new wire fence has 
been erected around Stuart Field, which is well in keeping with the 
other university changes. Phi Delta Theia is worthily represented on 
the team this year by Bro. S. V. B. Miller, '05, end, and Bro. Irving 
H. Long, '06, guard. Bro. F. M. Hawthorn, 05, t\DePaHiu, and D. 
H. Long, pledged, are also prominent candidates for positions. No 
other fraternity here can boast of more in this respect. 

In regard to the chapter itself, it seems to have caught the conta- 
gious spirit of progression everywhere prevalent. All the old men 
were back at the opening except Bros. Herron, F. Jones and Sale. 
Bros. Jones and Sale, however, have since returned; Bro. Herron will 
not be back this year, as he purposes first to complete his appren- 
ticeship with the Louisville and Nashville R. R. at Chattanooga. 
Bros. Ward, ex-'o4, and Weyer, ex-'o2, together with Bros. Wilson, 
*03, Bartholomew, '03, and J. F. (i. Miller, '03, were back during the 
first week to assist in the 'rushing' and reorganization. Eight men 
were pledged, namely: J. L. A. Connors, '05, Columbus, Ohio, ex- 
captain of Ohio State track team; I). H. Long, '07, Louisville, 
Ky., a brother of Bro. I. H. Long; G. T. Ellis, '07, Knoxville, Tenn.; 
H. R. Fitton, '07, New Harmony, Ind.; Taylor Stewart, '07, Indianapo- 
lis; W. C. Miller, '07, Indianapolis; E. O. Finney, '07, Indianapolis, 
and W.J. Hogan, '07, Lafayette, Ind. Including 'spikes,' the chapter 
numbers twenty-seven. 

Since the close of school, last June, Beta Theta Pi has entered 
Purdue, and the successful applicants of last year are now receiving 
the proper recognition of the faculty and the welcome of fellow 
Greeks. With Beta Theta Pi, Purdue's list of Greek societies num- 
bers eight, a sufficient number, we feel, for the life and success of 
every one now represented. All the fraternities are on good, substan- 
tial footing, the most noticeable growth to us being that of Sigma Chi 
and Sigma Nu. Phi Kappa Psi and Sigma Nu have purchased 
houses and lots, their purpose being to build at some future date, 
and Phi Gamma Delta has leased a house in the city. Beta Theta 
Pi and Sigma Chi have likewise rented houses. Sigma Alpha Epsi- 
lon and Kappa Sigma are situated as formerly. We retain the houses 
and the hall of previous years, but have added numerous improve- 
ments to them, and are working, as in the past, for the realization of 
our new and better house to be built on the lots purchased last year. 

The Pan-Hellenic Council has had its opening meeting and the 
best fraternity harmony characterized its actions as in the past. A 
banner was awarded our chapter by the council as champions of the 
inter-fraternity baseball league of 1903. We are planning our an- 
nual house party for Thanksgiving, and hope to make it an even 
greater success than it has been in the past. 

Of our graduates of last year, Bro. C. W. Wilson is with the Big 
Four railroad in Indianapolis; Bro. }. B. Bartholomew with the Illinois 
Steel Company, of Chicago; Bro. W. L. Russell, with IngersoII-Ser- 
geant Company, New York; Bro. J. F. G. Miller, at present coach of 
Earlham College football team but later to be with the C. and E. I. 
railroad at Danville, 111., and Bro. H. W. Irwin with General Elec- 
tric Company, of Schenectady, N. Y.^ [In connection with Bro. Irwin 


we also have the pleasure of announcing his marriage to Miss Monta 
Gertrude Watson, of Knightfetown, Ind., on the 17th of June, 1903. 

Bros. Breese, of Ohio Wesleyan, and Mathews, of Franklin, have 
entered Purdue this year and have been welcome guests at our house 
and chapter meetings. 

Bro. G. H. Guthrie, tm-Franklin, who was graduated in the Purdue 
school of pharmacy last year, has returned to accept a position as 
assistant instructor in the pharmacy department. 

To those brothers who may at any time be in the vicinity of our 
chapter during the coming year we extend a cordial and fraternal 
welcome. Samuel G. Clifford. 

West Lafayette, October 3, 1903. 



Illinois Alpha has started upon the new college year under most 
favorable conditions. We have been very fortunate in the return of 
all the old men with the exception of Bro. Hollister, who has entered 
Michigan this year. That means an active chapter of eleven with 
which to begin the year. Bro. Colton, who graduated from Dart- 
mouth last year, has entered the law school, and will be affiliated 
with us. 

We take great pleasure in introducing to the fraternity Mr. Leon 
Hebblethwaite and Mr. Flint Bondurant, pledged this fall. Mr. 
Herbert White, Mr. Larry Barker, both of Evanston, and Mr. Elmer 
Albritton, of Williamsport, Pa., who were pledged last spring, 
enter college this fall. Mr. Albritton, however, who is recovering 
from a grave case of typhoid fever, will not enter until October 15. 

As usual, a large freshman class has registered for the ensuing 
year, but there is not a large number of men who would be consid- 
ered good frat. material. 

Northwestern has had the good fortune to obtain the services of 
Mr. Walter McCornack as football coach. He comes from Dart- 
mouth, and, judging from the excellent results obtained under his 
management at Dartmouth, we may expect great things. On the 
whole, football prospects are much brighter than they have been for 
some years. We are represented on the Varsity by Bro. Allen at 
tackle and Bro. Colton at half. 

Tlte Norihzvesiern, our college publication, has been changed from 
weekly to tri-weekly. Bro. Harker is local editor. 

Bro. Alfred Loyd, who has been attending Harvard law school, 
has again taken up his residence in Evanston. 

We are still at our old home, IQ40 Orrington avenue. We extend 
a cordial invitation to all Phis to drop in and see us. 

Evanston, October 2, 1903. Olin A. Wakeman. 


'•Illinois Beta lost in June by graduation Bros. MacLeish and Miner. 
Bros. Sheldon and Harper have entered the law school and Bros. 
Blakey and Miller the school of medicine. Bro. De Wolfe is doing 
advance work in geology. Bro. Miner has taken up professional 
chemistry. Bro. MacLeish has a position in New York City. Bros. 


Buchwaiter, *o6, and Sumner, '06, have accepted positions in Chicago. 
Bro. SoHer, '06, has entered the University ol Michigan. Bro. Lybrand 
has a position in Indianapolis. 

We returned to work this fall with eighteen active members and 
are in the midst of the rushing season. The new pledges are, Lee- 
man Todd, Leavenworth, Kan.; George Nordenholt, Oak Park, III.; 
and Noel Dunbar, South Bend, Ind. 

In the season past Phi Delta Theta, at the University of Chicago, 
has added two championship banners to her collection, making a total 
of five, one of which required three years to win. These are all that 
have been oflfered since inter fraternity athletics were inaugurated. 
In the baseball league we drew Chi Psi for our first game, winning by 
a score of 12 to 10. This proved to be our hardest game. The decid- 
ing game was with Delta Tau Delta, score 21 to 7. The baseball 
banner was given by athletic director A. A. Stagg. The track banner 
was purchased by means of an assessment levied on all the frater- 
nities. The track contest was closer than the baseball, points being 
won as follows: Phi Delta Theta, 32; Alpha Delta Phi, 30; Delta 
Upsilon, 18. The other points were well scattered. 

The outlook for football is at present encouraging. Again Illinois 
Beta is well represented on the team by Bros. Ellsworth (Captain), 
Allswede, Speik and Catlin; Dunbar and Nordenholt are both candi- 
dates for the team. 

In the fall elections Bro. Ellsworth was elected senior counselor, 
Bros. Speik and Catlin alternate junior counselors. Bros. Harper 
and Sheldon are assistant football coaches. 

Bro. Lane, Michigan, '03, is now visiting us. We are always glad 
to welcome visiting Phis to our house, at 5719 Monroe avenue. 

Chicago, October 7, 1(^03. A. K. Nowels. 


The college has again opened a year which bids fair to be very 
prosperous. The total attendance is somewhat increased over last 
year at the corresponding time, and the class of regular freshmen is 
considerably larger than usual. There have been several additions 
to the faculty, among them Mr. Nelson Willard, professor of Greek 
and director of athletics. Last year Prof. Willard held the record 
for the strength tests at Columbia University, and during his stay 
there was a member of the football and baseball teams. 

Like the college, Illinois Delta has started out well on the new 
year. Fourteen old men returned, and we have pledged so far 
four men, with good prospects of two or three more in the near 
future. We are pleased to introduce to the fraternity Bros. Harry 
Auracher and Howard M. Judson, who were initiated into the chap- 
ter on the evening of September 26. Several of our alumni were 
with us and a pleasant banquet was enjoyed after the initiation. 

The chapter occupies the same house as last year. On September 
18 an opening house party was given, which proved to be a very 
pleasant affair. A movement is on foot among the alumni of the city 
to fit up as their meeting place one of the rooms in the house. 

Bro. Heinly is manager of the football team and president of 
Adelphi literary society. Bro. Booz is business manager of the Knox 
Student, Bro. McClelland is on the '05 Gale board. Bros. H. Ewing, 
Snohr and Chase are on the football team. Several of the brothers 
are active in the glee club and the band. 


We wish to extend to Illinois Eta our hearty appreciation and 
thanks for the royal entertainment given to five of our brothers who 
were in Champaign on October 3 with the football team. We shall 
take pleasure in endeavoring to reciprocate the kindness when 
opportunity offers. 

There has been considerable discussion in Greek circles recently 
over the rule prohibiting preparatory students from pledging them- 
selves to the fraternities. B 9 II had pledged three men who were 
preps., and the prospects were that they would be dismissed from 
school. An agreement, however, was reached that the men should 
renounce their pledge and have nothing more to do with the frater- 
nity than would any other preparatory student. 

\V ith reference to the other fraternities here, * A has a very 
good standing. B B n has moved into a smaller house than the one 
of last year, and * r A occupies a hall as they have before. The 
numbers in both of these chapters are comparatively small. 

Galesburg, October 6, 1903. Kellogg D. McClelland. 


Lombard opened her fifty-second year with an enrolment in the 
college proper showing an increase of nearly forty per cent., though 
the total enrolment is not a great deal in excess of last year's regis- 
tration. The quality and scholarship of the new students entering is 
much higher than that of last vear, and the spirit and life of the col- 
lege is better and more vigorous than for some time. The revival of 
class organization has stimulated the college life. During several 
years past the senior class has been the only one to support organiza- 
tion, and has had the whole school pitted against it in the color rush. 
This year the seniors and sophomores have formed an offensive and 
defensive alliance against the juniors and freshmen. October 8th 
saw an all-night fight between the senior and junior forces, in which 
the latter were defeated in their attempt to keep the 1905 flag float- 
ing from the flagstaff on the main building. Battered heads, scarred 
faces and lame limbs were much in evidence the next day. 

The chapter began its work with five active members and one 
pledge returned. The pledge has recently been initiated, and we 
present to the fraternity Bro. Fred Lincoln Tipton, of Girard, III. 
Five men have been pledged and others are being spiked. The 
rushing has progressed slowly. A fully-furnished house has been 
rented at No. 712 S. Pine street, where visiting Phis will always be 
welcome. Six men are living in the house. During the rushing sea- 
son we entertained in honor of the new men under consideration. 
Bro. Lee Fairchild, '86, was an honored guest. 

Bro. Hurd is president of the senior class. Bro. Scott is manager 
of the football team, of which Bros. Ayars, Andreen, Jansen, and Mr. 
Alvord— the latter a pledge — are members. Bro. Andreen is at 
present on the hospital list with a dislocated shoulder. Two games 
have brought victory to Lombard, Hedding being defeated 98 to o, 
and Monmouth 12 too. The team was handicapped in each game 
by the crippled condition of the men. Frank C. Avars. 

Galesburg, October 17, 1903. 



The freshman class of 900 which entered this university this fall 
is an increase of several hundred over last year, and brings the total 
enrollment at Champaign close to 2,700. 

The prospects for Illinois Eta are bright, promising a strong chap- 
ter. Twenty-three of the thirty-three members of last year returned. 
Seven of those not returning graduated in June. Bros. William 
Caton and Arthur Hill will be with us the second semester. Bro. 
Smith, of Rockford, 111., received the offer of a position which he 
thought it wise to accept, and discontinued his course here. 

There is an abundance of fraternity material in the freshman class, 
and Illinois Eta has been very successful in pledging new men. Six 
have already been initiated : Bros. Merle K. Trees, Frankfort, Ind.; 
John Morrison, Bloomington, 111.; Harry Green, Rockford, III.; Moses 
Greenleaf, Jacksonville, III.; Jean and Henry Pope, of Moline, 111. 
This brings the total membership of the chapter to 29. 

Three Phis have made the glee and mandolin clubs, and seven are 
members of the various class football teams. An abundance of 
heavy football material has entered the field at Illinois this year, and 
with Bro. Rothgeb as captain. Coach Woodruff expects to put out 
one of the best teams that Illinois has ever had. 

Our house fund is in a flourishing condition. One very desirable 
lot has already been paid for and we soon expect to own the lot ad- 
joining. The plan is to build a ten to fourteen thousand dollar house 
next spring or summer. The house which we still occupy has been 
papered and calcimined throughout, and considerable new furniture 
bought, so that we are in very pleasant quarters.' 

Champaign, October 2, 1903. K. W. Cutler. 


Under the leadership of its newly elected president, C. R. Van Hise, 
the University of Wisconsin has opened for the year 1903-4 with a 
larger attendance than has ever before been registered. The fresh- 
man class alone shows an increase of about three hundred over the 
class of last session, and there is every indication that the enrollment 
of all students for the year will reach 3,000. 

The faculty, with but few exceptions, will be the same as last year. 
Acting-President E. A. Birge, who was relieved by the election of 
Mr. Van Hise, has been granted a leave of absence of one year. 
Dean Richards of the law school, formerly of Iowa State College, 
succeeds the late Dean Edwin E. Bryant, father of Bro. William V. 
Bryant, '98. 

An entirely new system for the arrangement of courses was insti- 
tuted during the past year. In all departments with the exception 
of the school of commerce, which is now under the directorship of 
Prof. W. A. Scott, the subjects have been arranged in groups, and 
courses are made elective from the various groups. The A. B. degree 
is given for the completion of all of these courses. 

The prospects for a football team are very good. A large number 
of very promising men are hard at work under the proficient super- 
vision of Coach Arthur Curtis, '01. 

This season will undoubtedly be one of the most prosperous in the 
history of Wisconsin Alpha. Besides twenty of our active men of 
last year, we have with us Bro. Thomas F. Frawley, *02, of Eau 


Claire, Wis., and Bro. Robert P. Minton, '04, of Los Angeles, Cal., 
both of whom have been out of school for a year, returning to take 
law. Bro. James A. Walker, of Rockford, 111., who was compelled to 
give up his studies two years ago because of poor health, has also 
returned and will complete his course in engineering this year. We 
have been very successful in our rushing this fall and have pledged 
some of the best men in college. They are Irvine R. Lyman, Artnur 
G. Sullivan and Romaine A. ToUes, of Eau Claire, Wis.; Jesse Higbee, 
of La Crosse, Wis., and Edward Richter, of Milwaukee. Thus, we 
are insured of a chapter of twenty-eight members, which is far in 
advance of the usual enrolment at this time of the year. 
Madison, October 4, 1903. Walter L Sleep. 


In many ways this year promises to be the most successful that our 
chapter has ever had. In the first place, we are in a splendid new 
house, in the best location around college— on University avenue, 
two blocks from the campus. The house is large and all the men 
except those from town are living in it ; we have a beautiful lawn, 
and a tennis court near by. 

The university was never as beautiful as this fall ; landscape gar- 
deners and architects have been collaborating to make the campus a 
work of art in every way. The new gates and walls are extremely 
picturesque, and our athletic field, which was dedicated September 
19, is one of the most complete in the country. The field is arranged 
to contain two baseball diamonds and the turfed gridiron ; the whole 
structure, with the grandstands and the surrounding ornamental 
brick wall, is to cost between seventy-five and one hundred thousand 

Rushing is not yet over, and so our present list of pledglings is not 
a complete one. We have now pledged Edward Parker, Henry 
Leech, Ross Mathewson, Frank Barragar and Jack Armstrong. 

The football outlook for Minnesota is, in all, a bright one, and the 
new field adds much to the pleasure of watching the games. 

Minneapolis, September 23, 1903. Cyrus S. Brown. 


The opening of Iowa Wesleyan University for the year 1903-04 
was signalized by the completion of the campaign for raising $100,- 
000 for the university. Dr. John W. Houcher, the president of the 
university, deserves great credit for his work during the past year in 
raising this fund. The president and board of trustees expect to 
continue the work of adding to the endowment, and if the present 
plans are carried out Iowa Wesleyan will soon have an endowment 
second to none of the smaller colleges of the west. But few changes 
were made in the faculty this year. Prof. Becker was succeeded by 
Prof. Leist in the chair of German, and Prof. Boudreau was suc- 
ceeded by Prof. Prince. Bros. John W. Edwards and Chas. T. Vor- 
heis continue in their respective departments. 

The football team, with Bro. John Myers as captain, has good 
prospects for the season. Bros. Myers, Lambert and Willits repre- 
sent us on the team. 

Iowa Alpha had thirteen men return to college this fall, and we 


now have six men pledged and one or two more under consideration. 
We will be the strongest fraternity in school this year, both numer- 
ically and otherwise. Iowa Alpha lost five men this year, three by 
graduation and two for other reasons. Bro. Fred R. Beck is engaged 
in business at Fremont, Iowa; Bro. Burton Beck is spending a year 
in the west for his health; Bro. S. W. Needham is in the newspaper 
business at Sigoumey, Iowa; Bro. Fred Gerth will spend the year at 
his home at Wyaconda, Mo., and Bro. M. E. Pike is teaching at 
Williamsburg, Iowa. 

Bro. Burton Beck was married to Miss Grace Haveher, daughter 
of Pres. John W. Haveher, of the university, at Ottumwa, Iowa, on 
July 6. 

Bro. Otis Sellers, of Indiana Delta, resides in Mt. Pleasant, and is 
a frequent visitor at the chapterhouse. Paul Houghton. 

Mt. Pleasant, October 4, 1903. 


We moved into our new house October 15th, and have undoubt- 
edly the finest chapterhouse in the State. Iowa Beta returned with 
twelve old men and one pledge from last year. Our house was 
to have been ready for occupancy the 15th of September, and we 
were consequently somewhat hanaicapped during the rushing sea- 
son. Although the enrolment was small in the university this year 
there is a greater percentage of good fraternity material than for sev- 
eral years, and in the end we will get our share. We have initiated 
John T. lies, of Davenport, who was pledged last spring, and have as 
new pledges Messrs. Williams, of Iowa Falls, and Minert, of Marion, 
Iowa, who will be initiated at once. 

Of our graduates last year Bro. Hagler is traveling for the St. Louis 
Bridge and Iron Company of St. Louis, Mo.; Bro. Munger is practic- 
ing dentistry at Bayard, Iowa ; Bro. Huttenlacher is reading law at 
Yale ; Bro. Hull is on the road for the Ferd Haak Company ; Bro. 
George Ball is in the abstract business in Iowa City, and Bro. Walter 
M. Ball is dealing in sheep in Wyoming. Bro. Hagler was a visitor 
last week. All our alumni are urged to visit us in our new home. 

Our house is situated in the central part of Iowa City, only three 
squares from the campus. In the basement we have our kitchen and 
dining-room, which will seat twenty-five persons, and is prettily fur- 
nished in oak. On the first floor are two parlors, each about 16x20 
feet, a smoking-room, music-room and the housekeeper's apartments. 
On the second floor are ten well lighted and well ventilated bed- 
rooms variously furnished to suit the taste of the occupants, and also 
a room for waiter and roustabout. The entire house is floored with 
hard wood, the first story floors being polished oak. Our lease ex- 
tends for three years, with privilege of renewal. 

The enrolment in the college is about 1,400, and every department 
seems well filled. 

The football team is light but speedy, and we have won every game 
played. We expect to make a good showing against the 'big' teams 
this season. 

Bro. James H. Willett has just returned from Des Moines, where he 
successfully passed an examination and was admitted to the Iowa 
bar. Bro. Willett is beginning his senior year here. Bro. Edwin K. 
Brown is stumping Johnson county as the Republican candidate for 


representative ; he is but twenty-four years of age, and will be the 
youngest representative in Iowa if he is elected. Bro. Brown is rec- 
ognized as the best orator of his age in the middle West, and will 
make a strong showing for his party. 

Iowa Beta is fortunate in having six members on the faculty, to wit: 
Dr. Calvin, the well-known geologist. Deans Weld and Hosford and 
Professors Smith, McGowan and Stewart. 

Dur new addres is 227 N. Dubuque street. 

Iowa City, October 18, 1903. Charles E. Loizeaux. 


The University of Missouri opened September 8 with an increased 
attendance in all departments. Missouri Alpha, though returning 
only eight men, bids fair to have an exceptionally strong chapter. 
We take great pleasure in presenting to the fraternity Bros. Frank 
1. Ridge, of Kansas City, Mo., son of Hro. Thomas S. Ridge, '84; Lynn 
Seacord, of Memphis, Mo., and Hugh L. Moore, a brother of Bros. 
William E. Moore, "97, and C). Herbert Moore, *oi, of Quincy, 111. 
We have pledged Messrs. O. P. Moss and Robert T. Branham, of 
Columbia; Walter C. Logan, of Hannibal, Mo., and Henry Stephens, 
of Kansas City, Mo., all of whom we take great pride in having ob- 
tained. Missouri Alpha is especially fortunate in having with her 
this vear Hro. W. N. Winter, who returns to his home chapter after 
an absence of four years in business. Bro. Winter is a hard worker 
and an enthusiastic Phi. Bro. C. A. Palmer, of Knox College, en- 
tered the university, but after a short spell of sickness returned to 
his home in Vinton, Iowa. Bro. Robert D. Gordon has afBliated 
from Lombard. 

Of the old men, Bros. Edwin S. Stephens and Roscoe Potts have 
entered Harvard. Bro. Silsby has taken up newspaper work in 
Springfield, Mo., but expects to return to school next year. Bro. 
Frank Thompson has entered the University of Michigan law school. 
Bro. Talbot is in business at Fayette, Mo. Bro. Eby Ryley is at the 
chapterhouse on a visit of several weeks. Bro. Rhodes Estill has 
entered business with his father at Estill, Mo. 

We have given up the chapterhouse occupied last year and are 
now renting a house in ' Professor's Row,' directly across from 
Academic Hall on Conley avenue. We are looking forward to a 
prosperous and beneficial year. 

The football outlook for University of Missouri is considered es- 
pecially bright. The series of games was opened yesterday when 
we defeated Missouri School of Mines from Rolla, on Rollins Field, 
40-0. Bro. R. H. Jesse, Jr., is our only representative on the 'varsity 
this year -he playing at his old position at right-tackle. Bro. J. K. 
Black, formerly of the Westminster chapter, played at right-end on 
the Rolla team. 

Great interest is being taken in tennis this year. In a short time 
the local tournament will be held to choose men for the Missouri- 
Kansas games to be held the last of the month. Bros. Houck and 
Oliver are both playing strong games and stand a good chance to 
make the team. 

In closing we wish to extend a cordial invitation to all Phis who 
may come to Columbia to visit us at our chapterhouse. 

Columbia, October 10, 1903. Robert D. Gordon. 



Westminster opened its fifty-first session on September 9 under 
the most favorable prospects in the history of the college. Owing to 
the vacancy caused by the resignation of Dr. John H. MacCracken 
as president of the college, Dr. John J. Rice has been appointed 
acting president. 

During October will occur the semi-centennial exercises of West- 
minster, and as invitations have been sent to all the alumni of this 
chapter we expect a goodly number of Phis to be present. Reunion 
Hall, the new dormitory, has been completed, and is now occupied 
to its capacity. The enrolment is larger than that of any previous 
year, owing largely to the return of many old students. 

The fraternities opened with about the same number of old men, 
* A e returning nine, B 9 n and K A eight each. There are a num- 
ber of good men in the entering class, and <l> A has good prospects 
for her share. We have already initiated Bro. Robert S. McKee, of 
Fulton, pledged last year ; Bro. Tureman Marquess, of Fulton ; Bro. 
Ralph O. Hamacher, of Richmond, Mo.; Bro. Orland McDonald, of 
St. Joseph, Mo., and Bro. Bertram T. Harvey, of Kldon, Mo. VVe 
also have a pledge button on Mr. James H. Bond, a promising mem- 
der of the sub-freshman class. Bro. Irvine G. Mitchell, A. B., *o2, is 
assistant professor in English in the college. Bro. Samuel J. P. An- 
berson, Missouri '96, who so successfully coached the football team 
last season, has again been secured, and with the return of a large 
per cent, of last year's team and some promising material in the en- 
tering class, will undoubtedly turn out a strong team. * A 9 has four 
men on the college eleven, of which Bro. W. W. Seibert is left half- 
back and captain, vice Bro. L. M. White, who did not return this 
year. Bro. R. K. Wilson is president of the athletic association and 
manager of athletics, and has a good schedule of games arranged for 
the season. Bro. Martin Yates is president of the Philologic literary 
society, and Bros. Burch and Wilson have positions on the staff of 
the Monthly, Of the other college honors <l> A 9 will have its share. 

Fulton, c3ctober 7, 1903. Will A. Soule. 

nis50URi QAnnA. Washington university. 

Eight of our members returned to college this year, whereas there 
were thirteen men last year in the chapter at the opening of the term. 
We are in the same quarters as before, a large flat at 2832 Locust 
street. At present writing there are three men pledged and five or 
six more being considered, and we will probably initiate from seven 
to ten men this month. Since the opening of the term we have kept 
open house two or three times a week, and have had all the desirable 
men in to see us and give us an opportunity of looking them over. 
The rushing is at its height now, and it is hard to make any definite 
statements, but we hope to introduce a number of new brothers in 
the next issue of The Scroll. 

The freshman class is smaller this year than either of the two pre- 
vious years. The number of instructors in the undergraduate de- 
partment is larger by two or three men this year. Appliances, etc., 
for carrying on the work are being increased all the time, but, owing 
to the fact that we will move into our new buildings, now occupied 
by the Louisiana Purchase exposition, in a little over a year, a great 
many things which will be done are put oFf until then. 


The football outlook is slightly improved over last year Mr. Boyn- 
ton, who coached Sewanee last year, has charge of the squad, and 
has hopes of making a very successful team. 

Altogether, although we can't say things are booming here, the 
prospects in every direction are very good. G L. All?:n, Jk. 

St. Louis, October i, 1903. 


The fall term at Kansas University opened under most favorable 
auspices. The enrolment is already as large as it was at the end of 
last year, notwithstanding that a tuition fee is being charged that was 
not imposed last year. A further attendance of two hundred may be 
expected before the end of school. The football outlook is also very 
favorable. Coach Weeks, Michigan's captain last year, has found 
much excellent football material, and the team promises to be a 
very successful one. The first game of the season on September 
27, with Emporia college, resulted in a victory for Kansas by a score 
of 34-0. * A 9 is represented on the Varsity by Bro. Cooke, who 
plays left-half, and Bro. Fleishman, who plays left end. 

The rushing season just closed has been a memorable one for Kan- 
sas Alpha. We have pledged five excellent men. taking spikes from 
all our principal rivals. W'ith our new men — Walter Herrick, of 
Wellington, Kan.; John Fleishman, of Topeka; Frank Bangs, of Law- 
rence ; Galen Burns, of Hutchinson ; Carlos Johnson, of Arkansas 
City, and the sixteen men who returned, we find ourselves in a very 
secure position. 

Bros. Flint and Sexton represented us last year on the 'varsity base- 
ball nine, of which Bro. Flint was manager. Bro. Sexton was elected 
captain of this year's team. On the track team Bro. McCoy was our 
representative, and was elected captain of this year's team. 

In inter-fraternity athletics we won the 1902 football championship. 
Our present strength along this line has caused the other fraternities 
to start a movement to do away with inter-fraternity football. W^hat 
success they have remains to be seen. 

Fraternities in general have improved at Kansas by occupying 
better houses, Kansas Alpha being the leader in the move. We now 
occupy a sixteen-room house within two blocks of the campus, built 
for us according to our own plans and completed during the summer. 
All of the men live at the house, which will easily accommodate 
twenty. The first floor has a thirty-foot den, a large dining-room 
and billiard room, besides a parlor and reception hall. The floors are 
of hard wood, and all the rooms can be thrown open for dancing, ex- 
tra wide doors having been provided for this purpose. The kitchen 
is in the basement and connects with the dining-room by a dumb 
waiter. On the second and third floors are ten excellent double 
rooms, all of which are now occupied. 

On the whole, the prospects for the coming year are decidedly en- 
couraging. John L. Starkik. 

Lawrence, October 3, 1903. 


Our chapterhouse was redecorated both inside and out during the 
summer and presented quite an attractive appearance to the eighteen 
members of Nebraska Alpha who returned for the college year. 


The rushing season has been successful, and we have the pleasure 
of introducing the following brothers, initiated October 3 : Robert 
Updike, Charles Duer, Elmer Lindquest, Charles Louis Meyer, Mon- 
trose Lee and Allen Samuel Neilson. We have also pledged Herbert 
Avery, Donald Raymond and Wilfred Trimble. 

The enrolment of students has nearly reached the three thousand 
mark. The law department has found its quarters too small, and the 
old chapel has been utilized as temporary class rooms. 

Much interest is being manifested in athletics. Out football team 
has played three games, in which Nebraska's goal-line was crossed 
but once, and that during the first game of the season. 

We have had the pleasure of recently entertaining Bro. T. J. 
Downen, of Michigan Alpha, who stopped over a day on his return to 

The chapter feels deeply its loss in the death of our beloved brother, 
Robert Homer Gaines. At a recent meeting resolutions were passed 
extending our sincerest sympathy to the bereaved family. 

Lincoln. October 5, 1903. Gage Shannon. 


The university closed last June with a snowstorm the last day and 
opened. September 14, under similar conditions — a record for even 

Nine Phis returned this fall and began an active rushing campaign. 
Our new location opposite the university campus has given us quite 
an advantage, and we have initiated Bros. Lightburn, '07, and Daniels, 
'07, both of Denver; Brown, '07, Longmont and Mitchell, '07, St. 
Claresville, Ohio; Claude Ferguson, '07, Bakersfield, Cal., is pledged. 

The chapter has received pleasant visits from Bro. Ewing, Michi- 
gan Alpha; Bro. Maxwell, Kentucky Alpha-Delta; Bro. Ryley, Mis- 
souri Alpha; Bro. Potter, Michigan Alpha; Bro. Banta, Indiana 
Delta; Bro. Jameson, Ohio Alpha, and Bro. Dunshee, Colorado 

Bro. Fleming, Kentucky Alpha, is secretary and resident professor 
of the law school. Bro. Stickney, Law, *03, is making an extended 
trip through the Pacific coast states, and is now at Los Angeles, Cal. 

Colorado has great hopes for her football squad this year. The two 
games played have resulted in her favor by a score of 40 to o against 
the preparatory school, and 23 to o against the University of Utah. 

The new library building is nearing completion, and the campus is 
being improved by the addition of new walks and drives. 

Alumni visiting Boulder are cordially invited to the chapterhouse. 

Boulder, October 5, 1903. Louis G. Keller. 



Notwithstanding our great loss of men at the close of last session 
we are twelve strong at the beginning of this, and feel eciual to any 
emergencies that may arise in the way of school politics, society or 
studies, and, although we are twelve weaker at the beginning of this 
season than at the close of last, we feel fully ei\ua\ to the task of up- 
holding that standard of true, aggressive and respectable fraternity 
life by which our brothers before us have measured themselves. 


School has now been running a week, and things are beginning to 
take once more their natural aspect after the distraction of the sum- 
mer months. But there is one innovation in fraternity life that is 
hard to reconcile with our past experience. At the corresponding time 
of previous sessions there has been a scramble for the proper men. 
and great excitement as to whether we should take a certain man or 
not. But this has all been done away with through an agreement 
between the fraternities not to spike or pledge men until the i6ih 
day of January. So now, instead of the fast rushing of previous years, 
there is calm deliberation and time for forming definite opinions. 

A marked improvement has been made in the appearance of our 
new chapter home since last session. The lawn has been well kept 
during the summer, and is still green and fresh. Besides this, many 
flowers have been planted, and these improvements go to make our 
comfortable house appear inviting and homelike upon the outside 
as well as within. A handsome billiard table has been added to the 
commodious common room of the house. 

Bro. Steger has returned to accept a fellowship in Greek and 
Latin. Bro. Teagarden, who stayed out last session to accept a posi- 
tion under his father, is back again, and Bro. Hunt, who is a graduate 
of the academic department, has returned to pursue work in law. 
Bros. Kimball and Howard, of our last year's chapter, have gone to 
West Point and Annapolis, respectively. 

Austin, October 3, 1903. Clarence W. Weller. 


Southwestern entered upon its thirty-first year with all indications 
pointing to the most successful year in the history of the institution. 
The academic department opened on September 17 with an increased 
enrolment of 25 per cent, over last year. The number of young 
ladies enrolled is over 50 per cent, in excess of last year's number. 

The new medical department, which was established at Dallas 
during the summer, will open October i. The faculty of this depart- 
ment, numbering 29, is exceptionally strong. The faculty in the aca- 
demic department has also been materially strengthened this year. 
Miss Bowen again has charge of the elocution department ; she has 
been away the past year studying in New York, and we are indeed 
glad to have her back. The university is particularly fortunate in 
securing Prof. J. C. Hardy, Ph. I). ( Vau'derbilt), and Prof. Tinsley, A. 
M. {University of Virginia) \ the former has been elected to the 
chair of German and the latter to the chair of chemistry. 

There is a marked manifestation of renewed activities along all 
lines this year, and enthusiasm and college spirit is more in evidence 
now than ever before. The faculty and student body are pulling 
together to try to revive the university in every way, and make this 
a school such as we are capable of having. 

Texas Gamma broke her record this year by returning thirteen 
men out of a possible fourteen. We were all shocked and grieved 
this summer when we received the news of the untimely death of 
Bro. Dave Dickinson, of the class of *o6. He was one of our best 
men, and was loved and respected by us all. Not only will he be 
missed by Texas Gamma, but all the school and everybody who 
knew him will feel his loss inexpressibly. 

We are in a chapterhouse this year for the first time, and we have 


already seen that the advantages are so great and numerous we can 
never afford to be without one again. We are more confident than 
ever that it will only be a short while before we will own a house. 
"We own the furniture in the one we occupy, and we are adding to 
our possessions all the time. 

I take pleasure in presenting three good men, whom we have initi- 
ated the past month ; they are Thomas Sessions Harkley, Knnis, 
Texas ; Thomas Claude Turk, Blooming Grove, Texas, and Harrv 
Terrell Abies, Terrell, Texas. Phi Delta Theta now numbers 16, 
Kappa Alpha 12, and Kappa Sigma 10 men. 

Last commencement Mr. and Mrs. Lee M. Taylor entertained in 
honor of Texas Gamma, and a more enjoyable evening was never 
spent than the one which passed so quickly on that happy occasion. 
We were delighted to have a number of our visiting alumni with us 
for that event. 

Last year we were represented in all lines — Bro. Cooper was presi- 
dent of the junior class, and was on the annual commencement de- 
bate; Bro. Cody was treasurer of the athletic association; Bro. 
Mann was a member of the lecture committee; Bro. Graves played 
short-stop on the ball team, and Bro. Dickinson first base. In the 
annual series of games between the fraternities here, * A 9 won the 
championship and will undoubtedly hold it this year also. The 
classes and other organizations have not yet organized for this year, 
but Phi Delta Theta will be recognized for her share of honors as 

Visiting Phis will always be welcome guests at the chapterhouse. 

Georgetown, September 30, 1903. Ireland Graves. 



California Alpha started out the fall season with twenty-three men 
back in college. The class of uyoj was rather below the average in 
quantity of fraternity material. Nevertheless we have secured two 
fine freshmen, Zack Hartley and Emrick B. Hewett, whom we take 
pleasure in presenting. We lost two men by graduation last June, 
Bro. E. C. Anthony, mechanics, who is taking graduate work at Cor- 
nell, and Bro. E. M. Otis, social science, who is attending the Hast- 
ings Law School at San Francisco. 

In last spring's contests with Stanford, California won the baseball 
and tennis series straightaway and theCarnot debate. Nearly all last 
year's veteran football players are back, and indications point to a 
California victory in the approaching contest with Stanford. Last 
summer California's rowing crew went north and rowed matches with 
Oregon and Washington. A return meet will be held here next 
April. Stanford will enter a crew, and every effort will be made to 
establish rowing as an inter-collegiate contest. 

The new physiological laboratory erected for Dr. Jaques Loeb for 
the conduct of his research work was dedicated August 20. The Greek 
theatre presented to the university by William Randolph Hearst 
was dedicated September 24, in the presence of the donor, with 8,000 
people on the rising tiers of seats. 'The Birds' of Aristophanes, 
presented in the original Greek, formed a part of the ceremony. Cali- 
fornia Alpha begins the year in quarters vastly improved by several 


hundred dollars' worth of painting and renovating. We have fifteen 
men living in the house, more than ever before. W. T. Hale. 

Berkeley, October 6, 1903. 


California Beta started the new year with twelve old men. The 
freshman class contained considerable fraternity material, and we 
take pleasure in presenting the following initiates: Leigh Kelly, . 
Fort Smith, Arkansas; Harry Robertson, San Francisco; William 
W. Behlow, Napa, Cal.; Harold J. Heffron, Salt Lake City; Alexan- 
der Chalmers, Portland, Oregon ; Preston W. King, San Luis Obispo, 
Cal., and Edwin A. Lloyd, Mason City, Iowa. 

Bros. Parker, Frisselle and Robertson are on the glee and mando- 
lin clubs. 

Among last year's football team who are back is Bro. Clark, one 
of the best ends Stanford has ever had. Bro. Chalmers has good 
prospects of making the 'varsity. Phi Delta Theta has another rep- 
resentative on the faculty in Edward C. Franklin, Kansas Alpha, 
making a total of seven Phis in a faculty of 130. Five new buildings 
have been finished during the past summer, and two more will be 
ready for occupancy by Christmas. 

Mrs. Stanford is to make a further gift to the university of a $500,- 
000 library building, on which work will probably be commenced in 

Bro. Ralph Frisselle, who graduated in May, has a position with a 
San Francisco firm engaged in the manufacture of pumps and 
pumping machinery. Bro. Schulz, '02, is teaching in the University 
of Southern California, at Los Angeles. Frank A. Kitching. 

Stanford, October 8, 1903. 


The following men have been initiated, and Washington Alpha 
takes pleasure m introducing them to all brother Phis: Bros. Hoo- 
ver, Kennedy, Lee, Allyn, Grinstead, McGlinn, Tripple, Green and 

The new year finds Washington Alpha in better condition than 
ever before. Thanks to Bro. Richard Kinnear, the chapter has been 
placed upon a sound financial basis. The house has been refurnished 
during the summer. 

The attendance at the university will probably reach the eight 
hundred mark this year. During the summer, large appropriations 
have been spent upon the gymnasium and library. 

Sigma Chi has granted a charter to the crowd of applicants known 
as 'The Orphans', and they have rented a house for this year. 

At present we have fifteen men in the house, which is the larpjest 
number heretofore. Bro. Twitchell, who last year attended the Yale 
law school, has returned to complete his collegiate work. Bro. Lee 
graduated from the University of Idaho last June and was one of the 
group of applicants there. He is attending the law school. Bro. 
Stevenson, '05, is at the University of Pennsylvania, attending the 
College of Dentistry. Bro. Link, '06, who is at Nome, will return in 
time to do his collegiate work. 

Bro. Joseph V. Bird, who was last year unanimously elected pres- 


ident of the Associated Students, has found it impossible to be with 
us this session. 

The chapter regrets very much the unfortunate circumstances which 
enforce Bro. Bird's absence from college. He is one of the popular 
men who have attended this university, and in losing him. the uni- 
versity will lose an ideal student and the chapter a most loved brother. 

Seattle, Wash., October 6, 1903. Wilbur D. Kirkman. 



The Phi Delta Theta Club of Chicago, under the leadership of a 
very enthusiastic and active president, John T. Boddie, has outlined 
many plans to arouse interest among Phis and increase our member- 
ship. On Friday, October gth, the nrst fall meeting was held during 
the noon luncheon at the College Inn. 

It was decided to give a dinner Saturday, October 31, at Kinsley's, 
in honor of two Phis who have recently won distinction, bringing 
honor to themselves and to the fraternity : General John C. Black, 
IVabash, *62, unanimously elected Commander-in-Chief of the Grand 
Army of the Republic at its annual reunion at San Francisco, and 
Judge Frederick A Smith, Chicago, '66, who has recently taken his 
place on the bench of the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois, after 
a judicial campaign in which he was the only successful Republican 
candidate not already a judge. Bro. 'Dick' Little, as toastmaster, 
will give further assurance of powers of speech. 

Much interest has been manifested in securing the next National 
Convention for Chicago. C. M. Clay Buntain. 

October 16, 1903. 



Allegheny — Wm. H. Gallup, '85, is superintendent of 
schools at Morgan town, W. Va. 

Missouri — Samuel J. P. Anderson, '96, is again coaching 
the Westminster football squad. 

Kansas — R. C. Hazen, '99, is cashier of the Farmers' and 
Merchants' Bank of Wenatchee, Washington. 

Kansas — Edward C. Franklin, '88, is the latest of seven 
Phi Delta Thetas to join the faculty at Stanford. 

Fra7iklin — Rev. C. M. Carter, '87, of Muncie, Ind., is 
chaplain of the 2nd regiment of Indiana infantry. 

Union — Daniel James Hoyt, M. D., '99, has opened an 
office at No. 239 Mill street, Poughkeepsie, N. Y. 

Syracuse — Dr. James B. Sanford, '92, of Denver, Colo., 
was speaker of the last Colorado house of representatives. 

Franklifi — At the recent city election in Macon, Mo., N. 
M. Lacey, '99, was elected city attorney by a large majority. 

Cornell — Dudley R. Horton, '75, of New York, has re- 
cently removed his office to the Vincent building, 302 Broad- 

Missouri — J. D. Meriwether, '96, is assistant engineer 
with the Wabash railroad, with headquarters at Decatur, 

Ohio Wesleyan — Norman I. Taylor, '03, has located at 
Burnside, Ky., where he is agent for the Aetna Insurance 

Vanderbilt — H. C. Thach, '95, of Athens, Alabama, was 
married on September 1 to Miss Edith Mason, of McMinn- 
ville, Tennessee. 

Vanderbilt — Charles Read Baskervill, '95, who has 
lately taken an advanced course in English at the Univer- 
sity of Chicago, has been elected professor of English in the 
Territorial Normal School, at Edniond, Oklahoma. On 
August 19 he was married to Miss Catherine Quarles, of 
Bowling Green, Virginia. 


Williams — Frederick B. Wills, *02, has removed from 
Auburn, N. Y., to Trenton, N. J., and is an instructor in 
the high school there. 

Union — J. Irving Gayetty, *99, has a civil service position 
with the U. S. Geological Survey, and is temporarily resid- 
ing in Washington, D. C. 

Union — Everett Theodore Grout, '02, has a position with 
the Schenectady Railway Company, a branch of the Edison 
General Electric Company. 

Allegheny — J. Merrill Wright, '90, ex-president of Alpha 
Province, is trust officer and solicitor for the Monongahela 
Trust Company, Homestead, Pa. 

Pennsylvania — Harry B. McFadden, '82, of Philadelphia, 
has been appointed by Governor Pennypacker a member of 
the state board of dental examiners. 

Cincinnati — Q. H. Schlemmer, '00, was married on June 
24 to Miss Blanche Leuchtenberg, of Colorado Springs. 
Bro. Schlemmer resides at Cincinnati. 

Hanover — Charlton A. Swope, '85, by recent appointment, 
became eastern freight agent of the Louisville and Nash- 
ville Railroad, with offices at New York city. 

Missouri — Harrison R. Williams, '87, is in the service of 
the Waters-Pierce Oil Co., recognized as a Standard Oil 
concern, at the City of Mexico, Mexico. 

Union — Rev. William Thurston Brown, '87, formerly pas- 
tor of the Plymouth church, Rochester, N. Y., is now re- 
siding at No. 59 W. 45th street, New York city. 

Vanderbilt — Edwin M. Rankin, '96, of Lexington, Mis- 
souri, received the degree of Ph. D. from Harvard, last 
session, and is now instructor in Latin at Princeton. 

Iowa Wesleyan — Burton Beck, '03, was married, July 6, 
1903, at Ottumwa, Iowa, to Miss Grace Hancher. Bro. 
Beck will spend the year in the West in search of health. 

Vermont — Dr. George M. Sabin, '96, has removed from 
Malone, N. Y., to Burlington, Vt., where he has become 
associated with one of that city's leading physicians and 


Sewafiee — Rev. C. B. K. Weed, '95, until recently located 
at East Orange, N. J., in September removed to Fort Smith, 
Ark., his new charge being St. John's church of that city. 

Indianapolis — John H. Lister, '97, is assistant professor 
of modern languages at the academy of the University of 
Chicago, at Morgan Park, III., and is also coach of the foot- 
ball team. 

Franklin — Clark R. Parker, '97, who has been principal 
of the Franklin high school for the past two years has ac- 
cepted the pastorate of the Central Baptist church of La 
Porte, Ind. 

Purdue — H. W. Irwin, '03, was married, June 17, to 
Miss Monta Gertrude Watson, of Knightstown, Ind. Bro. 
Irwin is with the General Electric Company, Schenectady, 
New York. 

Cincinnati — ^J. B. Kemper, '99, was acting regimental 
adjutant on the staff of Colonel Loughborough in General 
Bell's brigade during the recent army maneuvers at Fort 
Riley, Kansas. 

Tulane — Schuyler Poitevent, '97, who was president of 
Beta Province, 1896-98, is now a planter at Laguna de la 
Puerta, Tamaulipas, Mexico, and desires the addresses of 
Phis residing in Mexico. 

California — George F. Reinhardt, '97, has been ap- 
pointed to the newly-created office of medical examiner in 
the University of California. He is also chairman of the 
university board of health. 

Gi/i/br/i/a— Frank Otis, '73, and Wigginton E. Creed, 
'98, have been re-elected president and secretary respect- 
ively of the University of California Alumni Association, 
after a year of most efficient service. 

Frajiklin — Dr. Arthur Hironymus, '94, who since his 
graduation from medical college has been practicing in New 
York city, has removed to San Francisco, where he is head 
surgeon for the Panama Steamship Co. 

California — William Carey Jones, '75, has returned to 
his chair as professor of jurisprudence after six months in 
Europe. He represented the University of California at 
the International Congress of History in Rome. 


Franklin — The marriage of Rev. F. G. Kenny, '99, of 
Tipton, Ind., and Miss Edith Stott, of Franklin, cccured 
at the First Baptist church, in Franklin, on the evening of 
October 29. The bride is a member of Pi Beta Phi. 

Wisconsin — Matthew A. Hall, '88, was a member of the 
last Nebraska state senate, having been chairman of the 
judiciary committee, besides being a member of other im- 
portant committees. He is a lawyer, and resides in Omaha. 

Columbia — Leo Wampold, '88, of Cahn, Wampold & Co., 
has "recently been elected president of the Chicago Associa- 
tion of Wholesale Clothiers. He was associate editor of 
The Scroll 1885-86, and business manager of the same 

Franklin — Rev. C. L. Overstreet, '94, who has been pas- 
tor of the First Presbyterian church of Noblesville, Ind., 
during the past four years, has accepted a call from the 
church at Charleston, 111., and will move to that place in a 
few weeks. 

Syracuse. — S. Danforth Lewis, '00, was received into full 
membership in the New York East Conference at its last 
session, and is pastor of the Summerfield Methodist Episco- 
pal church, Bridgeport, Conn. His address is 1079 Central 
avenue, that city. 

North Carolina — Isaac F. Harris, '00, who for the past 
two years has been engaged in research chemistry work in 
New Haven, Conn., will make a special study of physiolog- 
ical chemistry in the Sheffield Scientific School of Yale Uni- 
versity during the present term. 

hidiana polls — * A History of the Mississippi Valley, from 
Its Discovery to the End of Foreign Domination.' is the 
title of a book written by John R. Spears, Irdiana Gamma, 
'72, in collaboration with A. H. Clark, recently published 
by A. S. Clark, New York. It is an octavo of 41G pages, 
with facsimiles of historic plates and portraits; price $b net. 

Ohio State — The National Association of Life Underwrit- 
ers must be a live organization. If not, it soon will be. On 
October 15th, at its fourteenth annual convention in Balti- 
more, the association elected as its president Hubert H. 
Ward, '90, of Cleveland, Ex-P. G. C. Phi Delta Theta is 
not the only organization that know'S a good man when it 
sees one. 


California — Samuel Benedict Christy, '74, as professor 
of mining in the University of California, directs the work 
of more students than are enrolled in any other school of 
mining in the world. In the past nine years the students 
in his department have increased in number ten- fold. Mrs. 
Phoebe S. Hearst is erecting a mining building of granite 
to cost half a million dollars, which will be ready for use by 
August, 1904. 

Ohio Wesleyan — Frank L. Davies, '82, was candidate for 
mayor of the city of Danville, Illinois, on the Republican 
ticket last spring. Through the machinations of politics 
and the opposition of the so-called * liberal ' element he was 
defeated by the narrow margin of 179 votes. He is a mem- 
ber of the firm of Davies and Perkins, general contractors, 
rooms 312-313 Daniel Building, and has been a very suc- 
cessful man in business. 

Emory — ^Judge William H. Thomas, '87, is making an 

enviable record in Alabama, and his reputation has spread 

all over the Union. The following is a pointed editorial 

from the Brookly?i Eagle, of July 10, 1903: 

*The charge of Judge William H. Thomas to the grand jury in 
Alabama is a fine contribution to justice. Score it to the credit of 
that state. To read it is to admire it. To ponder it is to take hope 
for the future. That country is safe of which the judiciary is strong, 
brave and true.* 

Richmond — ^John H. Read, Jr., '93, who is a second lieu- 
tenant in the Fourteenth Cavalry, U. S. A., stationed at 
Fort Wingate, N. M., was married on June 2, 1903, at Santa 
Barbara, Cal., to Miss Marguerite Burruss, of Norfolk, 
Va. Lieutenant Read enlisted in the army in 1898, and 
■served in Puerto Rico with the Fifth cavalry. His rise 
from the ranks was rapid, being successively appointed 
•corporal, sergeant and first sergeant, and finally, in 1901, 
lie received his commission as second lieutenant. 

Ohio — William E. Bundy, *86, died suddenly in Cincin- 
nati, at his temporary apartments in the Dennison Hotel of 
uremic coma, due to acute Bright's disease, August 16, 
1903. At the time of his death he was United States at- 
torney for the Southern Ohio district, colonel of the First 
Ohio volunteer infantry and a trustee of Ohio University. 
He was one of the most brilliant members of the Cincinnati 
bar, and his untimely death cuts short what seemed des- 
tined to be a career of unusual success in public life. A 


more extended notice of his life and especially his work 
for Phi Delta Theta will appear in the annual notices of 
the Chapter Grand. 


Hamilton makes swimming a required course for fresh- 

A course in insurance is an elective open to juniors and 
seniors at Yale. 

The University of Colorado closed in June in the midst of 
a snow storm, and in September re-opened under precisely 
the same conditions. 

At the University of Wisconsin there is an association 
composed of sixteen young women to do charitable work 
among the poor of Madison. 

A unique gift to Brown is a collection of 200,000 newspa- 
per clippings, covering a period of 20 years, and relating to 
a great variety of public questions. 

Elliott Hall, the oldest building at Ohio Wesley an, was 
seriously damaged by fire on July 4. It is being restored, 
to be ready for occupancy by November. 

L. H. Severance, of Cleveland, has agreed to give $100,- 
000 toward the fund of $1,000,000 which it is proposed to 
raise as an endowment for Wooster University, at Wooster, 

Northwestern, under the leadership of President James, is 
planning to unite all Methodist schools in Illinois under one 
system, looking to Northwestern for the general manage- 

A 'cane rush* between the co-eds of the freshman and 
sophomore classes is reported at Washburn College, Topeka, 
Kansas. It is not stated whether Carrie Nation was 

Cornell is to offer a two-years' course in landscape gar- 
dening, open only to those who have had the first two years 
of the regular course in agriculture. Harvard also offers 
such a course. 3 J_ | ( \ f^ ' ^ 


Chicago is starting a movement to do away with charges 
for admission to athletic games, and put all athletic work on 
a permanently endowed basis. It is believed that by ban- 
ishing gate receipts many of the evils arising from athletics 
can be avoided. 

Prof. James Mark Baldwin, of Princeton, has been 
appointed head of the new department of philosophy and 
psychology at Johns Hopkins and will continue to reside at 
Princeton, going to Baltimore two or three times a week to 
give his lectures. 

Brown is to have a clock tower on the campus, to be of 
granite, and a hundred feet high. It is called the Bajnotti 
Memorial Tower, being the gift of Mr. Paul Bajnotti, of 
Turin, Italy, erected in memory of his wife, a former resi- 
dent of Providence. 

It is claimed that Amherst's new observatory, to be ready 
next year, will contain the largest telescope in New Eng- 
land, the objective glass being 18 inches in diameter, and 
the tube 24 feet long. The building is the gift of alumni 
and friends of the college. 

Mrs. Stanford has recently presented a most valuable and 
unique collection of relics, antiquities and curios to the 
museum of Stanford University. The collection is one 
made by the Stanford family and is said to include many 
articles of great value and of special interest. 

William Allen White, editor of the Emporia (Kan.) Ga- 
zette, writer of magazine articles and author of short stories, 
has been chosen dean of the new department of journalism 
in Kansas University. Mr. White is an alumnus of Kansas 
University, class of '90, and is a member of * A 0. 

A Students' Hospital Association has been in successful 
operation at Illinois for a year, the purpose being to ac- 
cumulate a fund to pay the expenses of its members when 
they are ill enough to need hospital care. It is a voluntary 
organization and the fee is fifty cents a semester. 

At the annual meeting of the Inter-collegiate Lawn Tennis 
Association, held recently in Philadelphia, it was decided to 
send a challenge to the English Universities, Oxford and 
Cambridge, for a series of international matches to be played 
next summer. It is likely that the British team will be 
asked to come to America. 


The new physiological laboratory built for the University 
of California by Mr. Rudolph Spreckels, of San Francisco, 
was dedicated on August 20. Dr. Wilhelm Ostwald, the 
famous chemist, came from Leipzig, Germany, to give the 
dedication address, and there were addresses by President 
Wheeler and Dr. Jacques Loeb. 

Richard Strauss, now playing in this country, was recently 
made an honorary Ph. D. by Heidelberg University. In 
recognition of this fact, his last woik, *Taillefer,' is to have 
its first performance at Heidelberg. Brahms was made a 
doctor at Breslau and when he wrote his Academic Festival 
Overture he dedicated it to that university. 

Dr. Frederick W. Putnam, Peabody professor of Ameri- 
can archaeology and ethnology in Harvard University, has 
accepted a call to the chair of anthropology in the Univer- 
sity of California. The duties of the chair are of great im- 
portance, as the university, through Mrs. Hearst's aid, is 
expending some $40,000 per annum in anthropological 

Principal Stor>' recently said before a meeting at Glasgow 
University that Andrew Carnegie's gifts to Scotch educa- 
tional institutions have 'dried up the local springs of gener- 
osity.' While in the past it was easy for him to collect 
more than $300,000 for the university, now it is difficult for 
him to get $15,000. He says Mr. Carnegie's munificence 
has scared away other givers of lesser wealth. 

The 150th anniversary of the founding of Columbia Col- 
lege will be celebrated next October. The celebration will 
be purely academic in character. A series of conferences or 
lectures by a small number of eminent foreign scholars will 
be delivered at the university before the officers, advanced 
students, and such scholars from other American institu- 
tions as may be present. One day of anniversary week will 
be given over to the students, and all exercises on that day 
will be planned and conducted by them. 

It is reported that Harvard University is to receive a be- 
quest of four million dollars from the will of Gordon Mc- 
Kay, who was the inventor of the shoe sewing machine 
which brought about effective changes in the manufacture 
of shoes, rnd made millions for the originator of the plans. 
Mr. McKay was a near friend of Prof. Shaler, of Harvard, 


and it was while living at Cambridge that he perfected his 
invention. The particular field indicated for the use of the 
funds is reported to be applied science. 

The Philadelphia papers state that Pennsylvania now has 
the finest athletic field in the United States. When the 
new gymnasium and improvements to Franklin Field have 
been completed, an expenditure of $500,000 will have been 
made, claimed to be the largest amount a university ever 
spent for the physical development of its students. The 
gymnasium, costing $350,000, extends across one end of 
the oval, the amphitheater, to seat 25,000 persons, encir- 
cling the field in the shape of a horseshoe. 

The formal opening of the Germanic Museum at Harvard 
will take place in November. The casts presented by Em- 
peror William of Germany form the greater part of the 
collection, and the formal presentation will be made at the 
opening of the museum by the German ambassador. Baron 
Von Sternberg. Another feature of the exercises will be a 
series of three short German plays, to be given in Sanders* 
Theater, by the Irving Place Theater Company (German), 
of New York, under the personal direction of Mr. Conried, 
the manager, who offered the services of his company with- 
out expense for the occasion. 

Many colleges are having new buildings and equipments. 
Pennsylvania probably heads the list with the new engineer- 
ing school, to accommodate 600 students, and to be ready 
next year; the new medical laboratory and the magnificent 
improvements to Franklin Field to cost $500,000, including 
a new gymnasium costing $350,000. Stanford is to have a 
$500,000 library, the gift of Mrs. Stanford; work will be 
begun on it in January. At Purdue, the new Elizabeth 
Fowler Hall is completed, and an $80,000 heating plant is 
progressing rapidly. Science Hall at Indiana is complete 
and occupied; it is of white stone and three stories high. 
At Minnesota a new athletic field was dedicated in Septem- 
ber; improvements on it are to cost in the neighborhood of 
$100,000. Kentucky State's new $60,000 dormitory for 
women is to be ready for occupancy in November. Geor- 
gia Tech. has a new dining hall, and is promised a new hall 
of chemistry. Friends of the University of North Carolina 
are to build her a Y. M. C. A. and gymnasium building this 
year. McGill is promised $50,000 for a Y. M. C. A. build- 
ing, to be erected next year. 


Alfred Mosely, a prominent English economist, is in this 
country at the head of the British Educational Commission, 
which has come at his invitation and expense to investigate 
American educational methods. The men composing the 
commission are from England's highest educational circles, 
some being members of Parliament. Mr. Mosely 's inter- 
est in and admiration for American institutions were first 
aroused, it is said, by his acquaintance with American en- 
gineers in the South African mines where he gained his for- 
tune. His high opinion of American colleges was illus- 
trated this fall by his placing his two sons in an American 
institution, Yale, in preference to Oxford. 

At the convention of the American Medical Association, 
in New Orleans, Dr. Billings drew attention to the fact that 
the medical colleges are graduating annually from 10,000 
to 12,500 physicians, when the actual needs of this country 
call for only about 2,500. It seems a pity that some of these 
graduates have not entered other professions that are not so 
crowded and can offer better prospects of remuneration. 
Sanitary engineering, naval architecture and the compara- 
tively new profession of forestry, for instance, are not over- 
crowded, and there will soon be a great demand for really 
competent automobile engineers, men who combine with 
mechanical ability a thorough knowledge of gas and other 
engines that are competing for the control of the field. — 
Scientific American. 

So far as the Rhodes scholarships are concerned, the most 
unkindest cut of all comes from Australia. The Argus, 
which is the most influential paper in Melbourne, points 
out that, setting aside social polish, and looking only to in- 
tellectual acquisition, Australians, at all events, should rec- 
ognize that the student who seeks merely to graduate, and 
who does not take the so-called 'honor' course, has nothing 
to gain from Oxford. In the opinion of the Argiis^ the co- 
lonial would be, for the most part, better taught at Mel- 
bourne, Sidney or Montreal, because the B. A. degree con- 
ferred at the larger colonial universities means more as re- 
gards quantity and quality of acquirements than the 'pass' 
degree obtainable at Oxford. It adds that, hitherto, when 
rich Australians have sent their sons to graduate, or to try to 
graduate, at Oxford or Cambridge, rather than Melbourne 
or Adelaide, they have done so candidly on social grounds. 
As regards an equipment for the struggle of Australian 
life, the step is pronounced injudicious. — Harper's Weekly. 


The trustees of the will of Cecil Rhodes have announced 
that the first election of Rhodes scholars in this country will 
be held between February and May next year, and the 
appointees will commence their residence in October, 1904. 
In each state and territory a committee of college officers 
will make one appointment from the candidates between 
nineteen and twenty- five years old, who qualify by passing 
the prescribed examinations. These examinations — which 
are not competitive — are based on requirements for *respon- 
sions' — the entrance examinations for Oxford — and are tests 
in arithmetic, algebra or geometry, Greek and Latin gram- 
mar, Latin prose composition, and Greek and Latin authors. 
Scholars must also have reached the end of their secocd 
year in some recognized degree- granting university or col- 
lege. This last requirement does not fit in particularly well 
with the other, as sophomores in good standing in our col- 
leges have usually forgotten enough of what they knew 
when they entered college to make the repassing of an en- 
trance examination a matter of some diflBculty. — Harper^ s 

Conflicting opinions have been expressed by the press as 
to the utility of the school of journalism, endowed by Mr. 
Joseph Pulitzer, of the New York World, with two million 
dollars, as a department of Columbia University. A com- 
mon view seems to be that while the school will not turn 
out journalists it will provide trainingof great value to jour- 
nalists. The members of the advisory board named by Mr. 
Pulitzer are: Nicholas Murray Butler, president of Colum- 
bia University, e x -officio ; Whitelaw Reid, John Hay, secre- 
tary of state ; St. Clair McKelway, Andrew D. White, Vic- 
tor F. Lawson, of Chicago; Gen. Charles H. Taylor, of 
Boston ; Charles W. Eliot, president of Harvard Universi- 
ty. At Mr. Pulitzer's request President Eliot has outlined 
a practical scheme of study, as follows : 

'Newspaper Administration — The organization of a newspaper cflBce; 
functions of the publishers ; circulation department ; advertising de- 
partment ; editorial and reporlorial departments; the financing of a 
newspaper; local, out-of-town and foreign news service; editorial, 
literary, financial, sporting and other departments. 

•Newspaper Manufactures— Printing press, inks, papers; electro- 
typing and stereotyping processes ; type composition ; typesetting and 
typecasting machines; processes for reproducing illustrations; fold- 
ing, binding and mailing devices. 

•The Law of Journalism — Copyright; libel, including civil and 
seditious libel ; rights and duties of the press in reporting judicial 
proceedings ; liabilities of publisher, editor, reporter and contributor. 


'Ethics of Journalism— Proper sense of responsibility to the public 
on the part of newspaper writers. To what extent should the opinions 
of the editor or owner of a newspaper affect its presentation of news ? 
Relations of publisher, editor and reporters as regards freedom of 

*History of Journalism — Freedom of the press, etc. 

'The Literary Form of Newspapers —Approved usages in punctua- 
tion, spelling, abbreviations, typography, etc. 

'Re-enforcement of P^xisting Departments of Instruction — For the 
benefit of students of journalism : In English, reporting of news, 
news letters, reviews, paragraph writing, editorial writing ; in history, 
emphasis on geography ; in political science, emphasis on contempo- 
rary economic problems and financial administration.' 

A building will be erected on Moruingside Heights, at a cost 
of $500,000, and the school will bear a relation to Columbia 
similar to that of the other professional schools. The course 
will be two years, and previous collegiate courses will not 
be required. It is planned to have the building completed 
by the autumn of 1904. 

The report of the Student Employment Committee at 
Columbia shows some interesting facts. One man drove a 
truck until he could get something better to do. A law 
student earned $l,oOO by managing a Western carriage fac- 
tory during the summer. Another law man played in the 
orchestra of a theater. The Columbia correspondent for a 
New York newspaper made $1,600 last winter; a manager 
of a yacht club earned $350 during the summer; another 
newspaper correspondent made $1,200; a life insurance 
agent cleared $700, and a Cuban earned $75 as an agent for 
a cigar company. In his conclusion the secretary says that 
any man who does not intend to enter the medical school 
or the schools of applied science and who has enough 
money to support himself for a half year, may depend upon 
his being able to work his way through college for the re- 
maining three and a half years. He presupposes that the 
man has determination and a fair amount of ability. Dur- 
ing the year 450 students applied to the committee for work. 
Of the 450 applicants, 278 reported their earnings on blank 
forms; of these, 43 reported that they had earned nothing 
whatever. Through the employment obtained for them by 
the committee, the students earned $IG,()54.44, and on their 
own initiative they earned $41,122.13. 

A good many persons have the impression that high schol- 
ars from the colleges do not do particularly well in the 
work-a-day world. This is a vulgar error. They do do 
particularly well. The valedictorian of a college class does 


not often lead his class all through life, but the chances are 
very much in favor of his doing much better than the aver- 
age of his mates. In the current Atlantic Monthly Prof. A. 
L. Lowell, of Harvard, has been at some pains to compute 
the chances of the high scholars to win distinction. He 
takes as a rough and faulty, but available, measure of dis- 
tinction the list of names in Who's Who in America, That 
measure he applies to graduates of Harvard College between 
1861 and 1887. He finds that of these graduates one in 
every thirteen and three- tenths is included in that book. 
But of the men who ranked in the first seventh of their 
class, one in seven is in Who's Who, as against one in sixteen 
for the rest of the class, and one in five for the first four 
scholars. This ought not to surprise any one. High schol- 
ars in college are not invariably abler men than their fel- 
lows, but they are apt to be abler as well as more diligent. 
Mr. Lowell has gone farther and tried to discover how it 
fares in the matter of distinction with the college athletes. 
Still using Who's Who, he finds that of the members of the 
Harvard University crews between 1861 and 1887, one in 
thirteen and two-thirds is in the book. But of seventy-two 
members of Harvard nines between 1869 and 1887, only 
one, Mr. Lowell says, is in Who's Who, this sole represent- 
ative of baseball being apparently Dr. H. C. Ernst, of Bos- 
ton, pitcher and bacteriologist. Of ninety-three Harvard 
football men who were on the elevens between 1874 and 
1887, three, or one in thirty- two, are in Who's Who. It 
would appear from these figures that the outlook for dis- 
tinction in afterlife for college athletes is not good. But it 
should be remembered that Who's Who is a defective meas- 
ure of distinction, still more so of success; and that it is es- 
pecially defective in the case of athletes. The book — an 
excellent work of its kind — includes a great many writers, 
and the more noted professors, scientists, artists and politi- 
cians. But lawyers, doctors, and men of business are not 
generally included unless they happen also to be writers or 
politicians. Among Professor Lowell's own mates of the 
Harvard class of '77, there are more notably successful men 
whose names are not in Who's Who, than that book in- 
cludes. Athletes rarely make good poets, writers, painters, 
or professors, but they are believed to average pretty well 
in general business, so that the conclusions about them de- 
rived from questioning Who's Who must be taken with dis- 
trust. A Harvard athlete was until recently a partner in 


the best known banking house in New York, and has been 
regarded as one of the most conspicuously successful men in 
town, but his name is not in Who's Who, 

College athletes get a great glut of distinction while they 
are still college athletes. What they usually want in real 
life is substantial success payable quarterly or oftener. 
Whether they get more or less than their share of it we do- 
not know. It would be interesting to learn. The leading 
college athletes devote a vast deal of time to their special- 
ties. Does it pay them ? Do they do particularly well in 
the world? Are they strenuous in other things besides 
sport? Are they apt to be able, or apt to be dull? Are 
they good men to hire ? The world would like to know,, 
but it can not find out from Who's Who. — Harper's Weekly. 


* K S entered M. I. T. on October 16 with a charter mem- 
bership of five. 

A Q, a local society at Baker University, Baldwin, Kan.^ 
has received a charter from ATA. 

S X has chartered *The Orphans' at the University of 
Washington. They occupy a rented house. 

It is announced that a chapter of Pi Beta Phi will be in- 
stalled at the University of Minnesota in November. 

AHA, which has existed during the past year as a local 
at Williams, is said to be seeking a national fraternity 

A fraternity for colored men, the only one in the United 
States, is reported to have been organized at the University 
of Indiana. 

* A E, scholastic fraternity, has fifteen chapters — eight 
in Missouri, three in Kansas, two in Nebraska and one each 
in Illinois and Colorado. 

The Shield for August contains a half-tone of the resi- 
dence of T. M. Potts in Canonsburg, Pa., in which * K >i^ 
was founded February 19, 1852. The wrong house was in- 
dicated in *The History of Phi Kappa Psi,' published last 


K A has been granted a site for a chapterhouse on the 
campus at Washington and Lee. It will be the first fra- 
ternity house to be erected there. 

ATA met in convention in Cleveland, August 26-28. 
The grand council of K K r held its biennial session at 
Cleveland at the same time, and was gallantly entertained 
by the Delta Taus. 

Non- fraternity men at Randolph- Macon will not be ap- 
proached on fraternity matters until December 1, under 
recent resolutions signed by * K S, * A ®, K S and K A. 
This agreement is for the present session only, but if the 
plan proves successful it will be renewed. 

There is considerable chapterhouse activity at Dartmouth. 
B n goes into her newly-erected house the present ses- 
sion, while X * has leased a home. It was announced dur- 
ing the spring that A K E alumni had purchased a lot and 
would build during the coming year, the house to be pre- 
sented to the chapter. 

The * r A convention at Pat-in-Bay in August declined 
a petition from Kentucky State, and revived the chapter at 
Stanford with nine charter members. The former chapter 
gave up its charter and formed the local society of S P H, 
which was later chartered by A K E. Stanford now has 
fifteen men's fraternities. 

Volume VII of *The New International Encyclopedia,* 
published by Dodd, Mead & Co., New York, 1903, contains 
an article of over two pages on college fraternities, also a 
plate illustrating in colors the badges of * B K, 2 *, A A ♦, 
^ Y, A Y, B n, X ^, A K E, Z ^, * r A, * A 0, * K ^, 
S X, 2 A E, A T A, A T Q, Southern K A, K S, K A and 
K KF. 

In the last twenty years S N has had an extraordinary 
growth. In 1883 it had but three chapters^ — at V. M. I., 
W. & L. and North Georgia Agricultural College. The 
organ of the fraternity, first issued in that year, was called 
the Delta, the name being suggested by the trio of chapters. 
In 1903 S N has forty-eight chapters, extending from Ver- 
mont on the east to Washington, Oregon and California on 
the west. The last convention of the fraternity amended its 
law so that it could grant charters for chapters in Canada. 


X * has entered Georgia School of Technology with four 
charter members, one of whom was a member at Emory. 
It is also understood that applicants at Tech. will be 
chartered by * K 2 and © A X, the petitioners for the latter 
being supported by a member of the faculty and two men 
who were pledged by © A X, at Chicago, and the College of 
the City of New York. 

The Macon (Ga.) Telegraph of September 12 states that 
a fierce fight is being made in Georgia institutions against 
fraternities by the * barbs.' This element began an organ- 
ized eflFort during the summer vacation to instill anti-frater- 
nity notions into the minds of probable freshmen by means 
of printed circulars. The fight centers about Emory, Mer- 
cer and the University of Georgia, and interesting develop- 
ments are anticipated. 

The chapter of K K r, at St. Lawrence University, which 
had a law suit about the withdrawal of its charter by the 
authorities of the sorority (a syllabus of the decision in 
which case appeared on page 408, of The Scroll for 
April, 1902), has decided after all to give up the name 
K K r, and to start a new sorority called Z *, the intention 
being to establish chapters, especially in the smaller institu- 
tions which have women students. 

The $50 prize for an essay on * The Effect of the Frater- 
nity on College Life,' offered by the New York City Alumni 
Association of the Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity, has been 
awarded to Fletcher B. Wagner, a member of the Delta Up- 
silon fraternity and now a student at Harvard. The judges 
were ex-President Grover Cleveland, Dr. Benjamin Ide 
Wheeler and Dr. E. Benjamin Andrews. The prize is to 
be increased to $200 next year. Candidates for baccalau- 
reate degrees in any American college are eligible. — Necv 
York Sun, October 28, 1903. 

The University of Arkansas correspondent of the Cadiiceus 
of Kappa Sigma states in a recent letter to his journal that 
six fraternities have chapters there, namely Kappa Sigma, 
Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Kappa Alpha, Phi Delta Theta, 
Alpha Tau Omega, and Sigma Chi. What authority he 
has for announcing chapters of A T fi and 2 X we do not 
know; neither of those fraternities, we believe, has an- 
nounced a University of Arkansas chapter. As regards Phi 


Delta Theta, however, the report is without foundation, as 
Phi Delta Theta has no chapter at the University of Arkan- 

The August 2 N Delta has a page half-tone illustration of 
*The finest fraternity badges in existence,' viz: a * A 
badge, with diamond eye, 18 brilliant diamonds and 5 ru- 
bies in border and 3 diamonds in the hilt of sword, owned 
by a southern Phi; A A <l> Presidents' badge* with 30 bril- 
liant diamonds and ruby solitaire; 2 X badge, with 32 bril- 
liant diamonds, presented to Grover Cleveland (honorary 
member) at his second presidential inauguration; 2 N badge, 
with 6 large solitaire diamonds, 5 opals between arms, 20 
pigeon blood rubies on ends of arms, 20 emeralds in raised 
center, brilliant diamond in serpent's eye, 14 pearls and 1 
solitaire diamond in chapter letter Z, property of C. E. 
Woods, editor of the Delta, Richmond, Ky.; the latter said 
by the fraternity jeweler, J. P. Newman, to represent 'more 
actual value in work and material than any of the others.' 

The annual convention of B © n was held July 16, 1903, 
at the Hotel Victory, Put-in-Bay Island, where the con- 
vention of 1900 was held. All chapters except those at 
Virginia and Hampden -Sydney were represented. Ac- 
cording to reports in the Beta Theta Pi it was a great 
singing convention, the singing being led by the editor of 
the new song- book. One report mentions a 'midnight 
blanket procession,' but says that it was a 'less strenuous 
sort of convention' than several held in recent years, and 
the delegates 'succeeded, in spite of memories from 1900, in 
winning (and deserving!) very high praise' from the hotel 
manager, 'and a cordial invitation to call again.' The edi- 
tor of the Beta Theta Pi says : 

The committee of arrangements for the next convention should see 
to it that field games are made a feature of part of one day's session. 
The exuberance of spirits which moves a boy to give vent to his feel- 
ings by throwing his wash bowl and pitcher out of the window, or 
locking his chum in the closet, or doing something equally delight- 
ful to himself and foolish to the outside world, can find a proper vent 
in athletic sports. They would form a much-to-be-desired safety 
valve. A baseball game can generally readily be arranged, and if not, 
general field sports certainly could. 

Willis O. Robb, Ohio Wesleyan, '79, of New York city, 
was elected president of the fraternity. The convention 
adopted a revised ritual, and, by a unanimous vote, granted 
a charter to applicants at Purdue. This gives B n sixty- 


six active chapters. The Beta Theta Pi has the following 
editorial comment by Wm. R. Baird : 

We are glad to see a more liberal spirit growing with respect to the 
granting of new charters. It would readily appear that, after the 
ultra-restrictive policy of the past ten years, the liberals and conserv- 
atives have met on common ground. No application for a charter is 
now likely to be rejected by a certain wing of the fraternity, merely 
because no new chapters are desired. None is likely to be urged 
because extension everywhere is desired. As heretofore, the petition- 
ers must prove their case ; the institution must be reputable, with an 
adequate attendance, an endowment sufficient to secure permanence 
and a good reputation for scholarship ; and the petitioners must be 
worthy and congenial. If groups of petitioners meet these require- 
ments, and are content to comply with the somewhat vigorous pro- 
cedure prescribed by our laws, they need not despair of the outcome. 

X 4^ has active chapters (which it calls 'Alphas') at 
Union, Williams, Middlebury, Wesleyan, Hamilton, Mich- 
igan, Amherst, Cornell, Wofford, Minnesota, Wisconsin, 
Rutgers, Stevens, Georgia, Lehigh, Stanford, California, 
Chicago; and dormant chapters at Bowdoin, Columbia, 
Princeton, North Carolina, C. C. N. Y., Furman, South 
Carolina, Mississippi, Virginia, Brown and Rochester. An 
editorial in the Purple and Gold, for May, says: 

It is a matter of much concern and pain that we have so many dor- 
mant Alphas. There are altogether 29 Alphas of X 4^ -18 active and 
11 dormant. Now dormancy is not death. Though these Alphas 
sleep yet they are not dead. That is the point which we must carry 
strictly in our minds. These Alphas are awaiting the resurrecting 
hand of some man of X 4^ who shall put the Alphas which are now 
sleeping upon a new basis. The words of the delegates from our 
southern Alphas (Georgia and Wofford) at our recent convention 
should stir X 4^ to some concerted action with reference to our dor- 
mant Alphas. We should have some policy other than that of laissez- 


The review of college annuals has been held for the 
December number. A large number of our chapters have 
favored the editor with copies of the annuals of their col- 
leges, and he expresses to them his sincere thanks. In 
addition to those previously mentioned, annuals have been 
received from the following chapters : Vermont, Brown, 
Purdue, Texas, McGill, Williams, Kansas, Washington 
State, Colby. 

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The editor desires to announce that he has no duplicate 
copies of The Scroi.i< prior to the number for February, 


1903. Requests for such duplicates should be addressed to 
his predecessor, Mr. Hugh Th. Miller, P. O. Box 141, 
Columbus, Indiana. 

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It is our sad duty to announce a most uncommon number 
of deaths among our undergraduate brothers during the 
summer vacation. George Herbert Adams, Lehigh, '06, 
was killed in a shocking manner by a locomotive on July 3, 
at his home. South Bethlehem, Pa. Raymond W. Honey- 
well, Ohio IVesleyan, '05, met an untimely end by acci- 
dental electrocution in an electric light plant on June 28, 
at Chagrin Falls, Ohio. Henry M. Galpin, Syracuse, '05, 
who pulled bow oar in the Syracuse boat at Poughkeepsie 
in June, suddenly succumbed later in the summer to a com- 
plication of appendicitis and typhoid. David Dickinson, 
Southwestern, '06, also departed this life during vacation. 
T. R. Johnson, Minnesota, '03, lost his life by drowning in 
Pickerel Lake, v*>t. Paul, Minn., on July 13. Such a num- 
ber of fatalities among our active members is little short of 


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Meetings of Phis everywhere are of interest. Those at 
Poughkeepsie and Northfield are recounted elsewhere in 
this number. At the Southern Students' Conference of the 
Y. M. C. A. at Asheville, N. C, June 13-21, there was an- 
other assembly of Phis. The following were in attendance: 
F. P. Turner, Vanderbilt, '91, general secretary of the stu- 
dent volunteer movement; Rev. Carter Helm Jones, Vir- 
ginia, '86, of Louisville, chaplain of the Louisville conven- 
tion, 1900; W. W. Brockman, Vanderbilt^ Patrick H. Win- 
ston, Texas, now at West Point; J. Arthur Brown, Emory, 
'06; Washington Moody, Alabama-, J. M. P. Thatcher, 
Central, '05; Adrian S. Taylor, Virgifiia, '05. 

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Two more * A ©s in the recent war are: Charles Esplin, 
Minnesota, '89, 2d Lieut.. 13th Minn. Vol. Infty,; afterward 
captain and disbursing officer in the Philippines; H. V. 
Fuller, Minnesota, '04, musician, Co. B, 1st South Dakota 
Vol. Infty., service at Camp Merritt, San Francisco. 

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Delta province convention set for Thanksgiving week 
with Ohio Beta has been indefinitely postponed. It will be 
lield later in the year, possibly in February. 


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The Chicago 'varsity football team of 1902, on which Phi 
Delta Theta was represented by six men, played through a 
season generally conceded the hardest one ever undertaken 
by a Maroon team, with a record of but one game lost. 
This single defeat was accomplished by the veteran eleven 
under the tutelage of Michigan's *Hurry-Up' Yost. 

The team, captained by Bro. Sheldon, who was playing 
his fourth year on the 'varsity, and acting as captain for 
the second year, was mentioned by the student body as 
second only to the '99 Maroons in bringing glory to Chi- 
cago. Bro. Ellsworth at center and Bro. Ahlswede at left 
guard made up, with Guard Maxwell, the fastest center trio 
possessed by any *Big Nine' team. Bro. Speik was'at left 
end and Bro. Catlin at right end. Bro. Catlin was in his 
freshman year. Bro. Farr, Ohio Eta, for his remarkable 
success both in defensive and oflFensive work, won a place 
on the all-Western team by a unanimous verdict of the 
critics. Bro. Ellsworth, who is captain of the 'varsity this 
season, Bro. Sheldon and Bro. Speik, who is again in his 
old place on the left wing, were also given places on all- 
Western first elevens. Bro. Ahlswede, although handi- 
capped during the entire season by a badly wrenched knee, 
made an excellent record, and was named for practically 
every all- Western second eleven. Of the Chicago men 
picked for all- Western teams, all but two were Phi Delta 
Thetas. Bro. Garrey acted as first assistant to Coach Stagg. 

Oliver B. Wyman. 

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Bro. John B. Ballou, president of Delta province has re- 
moved to Cleveland, and become secretary and treasurer of 
the Vail Linotype Composing Company. His new address 
is Caxton Bldg., Cleveland, Ohio. 

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The frontispiece of the Amherst catalogue is a plan of the 
college section of the town. It designates each of the frater- 
nity houses, as well as the college buildings, athletic field, 
etc. ^ A 0*s house at the corner of College street and 
Maple avenue, evidently has a highly desirable location, 
and possibly the most desirable of all. 

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Syracuse Phis are making elaborate preparations for en- 
tertaining Alpha province convention, November 24-27. 

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The official program has not been announced, but the 
committee says it will be about as follows : Tuesday, 2 p. m. , 
address of welcome and short session for organization; 4 to 
6 p. M., reception by Mrs. Frank W. Waggoner, 611 W. 
Onondaga street, to meet the Syracuse girls; 9 p.m., ball 
and reception at the Empire. Wednesday, sessions morn- 
ing and afternoon; 8 p. m., alumni club smoker and Dutch 
feed at Onondaga Valley. Thursday, sessions morning and 
afternoon; 8 p. m., banquet at a leading hotel. Friday, 
sessions if necessary. Headquarters will be at the Yates 

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Six of the fifteen members of the board of trustees of 
Franklin College are members of Indiana Delta. They are 
Grafton Johnson, *87 ; Rev. C. M. Carter, '87 ; R. A. Brown, 
'86 ; E. E. Stevenson, '83 ; Henry Eitel, '76, and Dr. W. 
T. Stott, '61. 

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Lafayette chapter is making the proper sort of effort to 
locate its alumni who are *lost.' A circular has been issued 
requesting the present addresses of the following : Wm. J. 
McKeen Alexander, '77 ; Hidetake Tara Yegawa, '79 ; 
Alexander McC. Lupfer, '80 ; Charles H. Talmage, '82 ; 
William T. Kennedy, '89 ; George E. Harder, '94 ; George 
L. Darte, '96 ; Ferdinand Linck, '98 ; Richard D. Holmes, 

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A letter to the editor from Bro. John E. McDowell, presi- 
dent of Theta Province, dated September 14, aboard steamer 
Gaelic, bound for Japan, gives the good news that while not 
entirely recovered from the siege of typhoid suflFered last 
spring together with other brothers of* the Stanford chap- 
ter, he is very much improved and hopes by a two 
months' rest in the Orient to regain his strength entirely. 
He says the other ten convalescents are in much the same 
condition as himself, but hope to have fully recovered in 
time to enter for the second term. 

A highly interesting event was the marriage on October 
20, at the Scotch Presbyterian church, New York city, of 
Arthur Milton McCrillis, Brown, '97, historian of the gen- 
eral council, and Miss Eloise Halsey Brown, daughter of 
Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Fisk Brown of 139 W. 129th street, 


New Yoik. It was strictly a Phi Delta Theta affair; the 

fraternity colors and flower were predominant at the church 

and at the house afterward, and the best man and ushers 

were all Phis. In the society columns of the New York 

papers it was described as a unique event. Franklin Irving 

Brown, C. C. N. K, '89, brother of the bride, was best man. 

The four ushers were all members of the Brown chapter: 

Horace P. Dormon, '96, Howard M. Van Gelder, '97, Dr. 

Nathaniel H. Gifford, 99, and Thurston M. Phetteplace, '99. 

The Scroll joins in wishing Bro. McCrillis and his bride 

all happiness. 

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In response to numerous inquiries received, and in an- 
ticipation of others, the editor begs to say that due announce- 
ment will be given in The Scroll and Palladium of the 
appearance of both the history and the catalogue. As 
stated elsewhere the history is actually on the press at 
the printing house of George Banta Printing Co.. Menasha, 
Wis., and impressions of the first form are presented in this 
issue of The Scroll. The complete equipment of that es- 
tablishment and the excellent typography shown in the 
advance sheets which have reached us give promise of a 
book of artistic merit. As to the catalogue, The Scroll 
is not in position to make any announcement at present. 

There is a fervent wish in the editor's breast to publish 
some of the kind letters received from subscribers, accom- 
panying renewals of subscription, but lack of space forbids. 
He gets a great deal of encouragement out of these letters, 
and wishes he could reply personally to all of them. 

The editor returns thanks for the following college papers, 
which reach him regularly: Chicago Daily Maroon, Bro. 
Oliver B. Wyman, managing editor; Purdue Expoient, Bro. 
S. G. Clifford, local editor; Union Concordiejisis, Bro. A. W. 
Lent, business manager; The Dickinsoniaji, Bros. W. H. 
Cheesman, managing editor, R. A. Judy and H. B. Keeley, 
associate editors, and H. W. Smith, assistant manager; The 
Lafayette; the Brown Alumni Mofithly; Getty sburgiayi, Bro. 
H. S. Trump, assistant editor; Vermont Cynic, Bro. H. E. 
Cunningham, editor-in-chief; Ohio Wesley an Transcript^ 
Bro. R. M. Hutchison, associate editor. He would be glad 


to have more of the college publications. Some of the old 
friends of last year have not yet put in an appearance. 

Announcement was made in the September Palladium that 
owing to an oversight there had been an insufficient number 
of copies of the Palladium for March preserved to supply all 
the bound volumes for the chapters, and a request made that 
each chapter return to the editor one copy of that number. 
Some chapters have complied — one, Illinois Eta, having 
made a particular effort and sent several — but the total 
number on hand is still insufficient. The chapters that have 
not done so, will oblige the editor by attending to this at 


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To the list of chapters issuing annual letters last year 
should be added the Champaign chapter, a copy of whose 
interesting letter has recently come to hand. Explaining 
its late appearance, the reporter says the printer, after con- 
tracting to issue the letter some weeks before the close of 
college, did not get them out until long afterward and dis- 
tribution was delayed until the re-opening of college. The 
letter is one of the most creditable we have seen, having 
the unusual feature of views of the college and surround- 
ings as well as a chapter group. 

There is a distinct upward movement in chapterhouses. 
Wabash purchased a $7,000 house on October 5, and her 
first chapterhouse experience will be under her own roof. 
Southwestern has made a distinct step forward by taking a 
rented house for the first time. With Westminster and 
North Carolina temporarily without houses, hoping to get 
them later on — this increases our houses owned to twenty, 
while the number rented drops to twenty-six. Other chapters 
also are bettering their condition. Kansas has had a sixteen- 
room house built for her according to her own plans within 
a short distance of the campus, with a view doubtless to 
ultimate acquirement. Iowa's house has been remodeled 
during the summer, and a new lease for three years secured. 
Missouri and Minnesota have much better houses than last 
year. Champaign proposes to purchase another lot adjoin- 
ing her present one, and announces hopes of building in 


the spring. Michigan has moved into her splendid new 
house, although to her disappointment it was not completed 
by the opening of college. Ohio Wesleyan has filled her 
newly acquired house to overflowing, and is already plan- 
ning to add more rooms. Brown still occupies a whole floor 
in Brunonia Hall, and a chapter hall in the basement ; this 
is like unto a chapterhouse in a way, but the chapter will 
some day decide that it is not nearly like enough, and get a 

real chapterhouse. 

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At the last moment comes the appalling news of Purdue's 
terrible catastrophe — the wreck of a special football train 
carrying twelve hundred Purdue men, including football 
players, students, faculty and graduates In this shocking 
tragedy, which occurred on the morning of October 31, as 
the train was nearing Indianapolis, where Purdue was to 
play Indiana in the afternoon, fourteen Purdue students were 
killed outright and many more maimed and injured. It is 
our sad duty to announce that our own Indiana Theta chap- 
ter shared grievously in the loss: Bro. Edward C. Robertson, 
'01, assistant coach, suffered instant death; Bro. S. V. B. 
Miller, '05, a brother of Hugh Th. Miller, former editor of 
The Scroti,, had both legs broken, and his system so 
thoroughly shocked that his life was despaired of; Bro. Irv- 
ing H. Long, '06, was injured about the head, and Dennis 
H. Long, '07, pledged, injured about the head and limbs. 
Bro. Ferdinand M. Hawthorne, DePauw, '04, a student 
this year at Purdue, also suffered slight injuries. The 
railway car containing the football team seems to have 
borne the brunt of the disaster, nine of the players being 
killed and nine others badly injured. 

The tears of the entire fraternity are mingled with those 
of our Purdue brothers and the sympathy of Phi Delta Theta 
men everywhere goes out to them. Messages of condolence 
and commiseration were received by Indiana Theta from 
sister chapters and Phis in all parts of the country, and the 
alumni resident in Indianapolis were early on the ground 
to lend all aid to the injured. 

This is indeed a sorrowful calamity — the crushing out of 
fourteen young lives at the very threshold of manhood, and 
probable life injury to a score of others. We can but give 
utterance to the grief which is ours, and assure our brothers 
of Purdue that we feel deeply for them in this sad hour. 



Letters appear in this issue from all chapters save two — 
Mississippi and Tulane. The editor had hoped to have all 
represented, but letters and telegrams to both chapters and 
to the province president availed not. We learn indirectly 
that both chapters are weak, having returned but four men 
each. Owing to an eight- weeks* residence rule, no initia- 
tions have occurred at Mississippi. Tulane is said to have 
had a fine delegation of six freshmen pledged, but at last re- 
ports not one had entered college. 












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VoL XXVm. DECEMBER. J903. No. 2. 

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At the convention of Zeta i)rovince with Wisconsin Alpha 
chapter at Madison in May, 1902, the visiting brothers were 
all interested in a certain map, framed and hanging on the 
walls of the chapterhouse. It was a map of the United 
States, showing the geographical location of the chapters 
and alumni clubs of Phi Delta Theta. It had been made and 
presented to the chapter by hVanklin Sweet, li'isconsin, '93. 
So taken with the map were the delegates that, by vote of 
the convention, arrangements were made to have the map 
duplicated in order that each delegate might have a copy to 
present to his own chapter. The editor was present at the 
convention aforesaid — although not then the editor — and 
was one of those who coveted the map. He has recently 
prevailed upon Brother Sweet to bring his map down to 
date for the benefit of the readers of Tiik Scroll. 

On looking at the map for the first time one is surprised 
to find what erroneous impressions he has all along had of 
the geographical relations between the chapters, and how 
little he knew about the real lay of Phi Delta Theta terri- 
tory. Analysis brings out a number of interesting facts. 
The northernmost chapter is McGill : the southernmost, Tii- 
lane, with a close second in Texas ; the easternmost, Colby, 
and the westernmost, California. Three distinct groups of 
chapters suggest themselves ; first, a thickly settled group 
in Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois, spreading out into Michigan, 
Kentucky, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Wisconsin 
and Minnesota : then the group in the Southeast, comprising 
Georgia and Alabama, with outlying chapters in Tennessee, 
Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas ; the third group is the 
eastern wing along the Atlantic coast, beginning with 
North Carolina and extending northward through the East- 
ern and New England States into Canada. The four chap- 


ters in the tar West are isolated ; Colorado standing sentinel 
midway between Kansas and the coast ; the two California 
chapters very neighborly at the Golden Gate, and Washing- 
ton apart indeed, a thousand miles from any other chapter. 
To look at the map in another way, draw a line north and 
south through Omaha, as a central point ; in the eastern half 
lie 6i chapters and 43 alumni clubs ; leaving in the western 
half only 7 chapters and 10 alumni clubs. Of the 61 chap- 
ters and 43 alumni clubs in the eastern half 45 chapters 
and 29 clubs lie to the north of St. Louis, and 16 chapters 
and 14 clubs to the south of St. Louis. Hence, roughly 
speaking, the northeastern quarter of the United States con- 
tains more branches of Phi Delta Theta than all the remain- 
ing sections combined. Sixteen states and territories have 
no branches of Phi Delta Theta within their borders, to wit : 
Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, 
North Dakota, South Dakota, Indian Territory, Arkansas, 
Florida, South Carolina, West V'irginia, Delaware, New 
Jersey and Connecticut. In four, there are alumni clubs but 
no chapters: Oregon, Utah, Oklahoma, and Maryland. 
Three chapters are by the waters of the great lakes, one on 
the mighty St. Lawrence, two gaze uj)on the stormy Atlan- 
tic, one feels the zephyrs of the Gulf stream, one watches at 
the Golden Gate, while another — from a site of wonderful 
beauty — looks out over the noble waters of Pue:et Sound. 


The growth of Syracuse University in all departments 
has been so marked in the past ten years, that it is evident 
even to the casual observer. Not only has it been strength- 
ened in its educational facilities, but in additions to the fac- 
ulties, student body and buildings. Athletics have also taken 
a mighty spurt under the fostering influence of Chancellor 
Day. The social life has held its own in the race of pro- 
gression, and withal the good old customs have remained 
and some new ones added. 

When Qiancellor Day took up the reins of government 
in 1893, the seeds of progress implanted by the former chan- 
cellors were just beginning to sprout. But it needed a mas- 
ter hand to protect and care for the further growth of the 
plant. Such an one w^as Chancellor Day, a man of broacl 

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sympathies, keen intellect, and excellent business ability 
combined with consummate executive powers. 

Facts can often tell a story in the shortest space. In 
1893 the university consisted of five buildings scattered 
over the campus of fifty acres, which lay on the heights in 
the southeastern part of the city. These buildings were the 
Hall of Languages, or Liberal Arts College, the John 
Grouse Memorial College of Fine Arts, which is one of the 
finest colleges of its kind in the country and was erected 
at a cost of one million dollars. The Von Ranke Library, 
Holden Observatory and gymnasium complete the list. The 
faculty numbered about one hundred members inclusive of 
the College of Medicine. More than eight hundred students 
were in daily attendance at the three colleges, which w^ere 
under the supervision of a chancellor. 

The inauguration of Chancellor James Roscoe Day in 
1893 marked the commencement of a greater university. 
In June plans were made for a college of law. In 1896 the 
new medical college on Orange street was opened. In 1897 
electrical and civil engineering were added to the extensive 
list of courses. In June, 1897, the erection of the University 
Block was begun. It is one of the finest office buildings in 
the state outside of New York city. In it is located the 
College of Law. In April, 1898, the Ester B. Steele Hall 
of Science was commenced. During 1900 Winchell Hall, a 
finely equipped dormitory of thirty rooms was erected. 
The year 1902 saw the Lyman C. Smith College of Applied 
Sciences completed. This was built at the expense of 
Lyman C. Smith, one of the most generous supporters of 
Syracuse University. It is a four-story building, fifty-three 
by one hundred and fifty-six, in which is stored the most 
modem equipment for electrical, civil and mechanical en- 

Plans are now ready for Haven Hall, which is to be 
erected opposite Winchell Hall and facing the campus. It 
will contain suites of rooms for one hundred students. A 
central heating plant is being erected at a cost of fifty thou- 
sand dollars. 

The faculty now numbers about two hundred, and the 
student body has increased to the two thousand mark. 
There are at present five colleges, each having its own dean, 
who has charge of all departments in his respective college. 
These colleges include courses in liberal arts, fine arts, en- 


gincering. law and medicine. All the departments have 
kept pace with the ever-increasing growth of the institution 
in the greater facilities given them. The university library 
has fifty-one thoiisaml volumes and twenty thousand pam- 
phlets, with room for twice that. In addition to this library, 
seminar rooms of the various departments furnish excel- 
lent material for individual research. 

Dean Smalley. of Liberal .Arts College, is perhaps the 
most popular and widely known man in the university next 
to the chancellor. He has always taken a keen interest in 


athletics, and not only has he aided greatly in advancing 
Syracuse to the front rank in that direction, but in other 
departments of college as well. He is ever ready to help 
the student in difficulties. As the right hand man of the 
chancellor, he has patched up many difficulties between the 
chancellor and the various classes. 

The athletic interests of Syracuse were at a low ebb ten 
years ago. Then there was no splendid athletic field with its 
great quarter-mile track, and ground laid out for baseball, 
track, and football. It was in the first year of Chancellor 
Day's rule that the Archibold Field, with its excellent facili- 
ties, was completed. Since then the growth in all branches 
of athletics has been wonderful. In the early nineties it was 
counted as remarkable to have a football or baseball team 
defeat Colgate or Rochester. Two years ago the crack 
Columbia eleven awoke one fine November morning to see 
orange men from the Salt City depart from the gridiron 
with the trophies of victory. The preceding year saw the 
star Cornell baseball team get neatly trimmed by a score of 
six to one. Recently three successive years have witnessed 
the orange track team take fifth place at the inter-collegiate 
Mott Haven games. Such men as Prinstein, Lee, White- 
more, Lewis, Waite, Gardner, Scrafford, and Will Lowe 
have assisted in this remarkable feat. The more noteworthy 
as only seven or eight men are sent down each year to com- 
pete with the cracks of the whole country. 

The university navy is the latest branch of sport Syra- 
cuse has developed. This was started through the gen- 
erosity of Lyman C. Smith. It is now but four years old. 
In that brief time its growth has been almost phenomenal. 
Coach E. R. Sweetland, who recently severed his connection 
with the university, is the man who saw the birth of the 
navy and assisted materially in bringing if to its present 
prosperity and success. Last year the orange was repre- 
sented by two strong crews, 'varsity and freshman, at 
Poughkeepsic. The freshman crew gained an easy victory 
over the junior Harvard eight on Lake Cayuga last May, 
and also pushed the junior Cornell crew hard for first place. 

Last year more than eighteen thousand dollars were 
raised and expended on athletics. A generation ago it was 
a hard proposition to raise one-fourth that sum. Coaches 
are now chosen and training tables kept for the regular 
branches of the work. This is one result of the increased 



financial aid. Another is the improved facilities offered 
from year to year to a correspondingly large number of 

The social life of Syracuse is most enjoyable. There are 
eighteen fraternities in the university. Each of these gives 



one or more functions of importance during the college year. 
Many hold informal dances several times each semester. 
Besides the fraternity functions and dances there arc the 
sophomore cotillion, junior promenade and senior ball. All 
of these are well attended and besides the pleasure they 
give, afford an excellent opportunity for broadening one's 


acquaintance and gaining new friends. The annual glee 
club concert in John Grouse College always draws a large 
crowd and is one of the university functions. The various 
plays and benefits given by the different departments pre- 
sent an opportunity for joining pleasure with duty. 

There are two old customs of Syracuse of peculiar inter- 
est to all who have been, or will be, freshmen in this uni- 
versity. These are * Flour Night' and the *Salt Rush.' 

The night preceding opening day of college is 'Plour 
Night.* On this occasion the sophomores, loaded down 
with small bags of flour, and in many cases lamp black, as- 
semble in a body in the vicinity of Walnut Park, which faces 
the campus. The freshmen, coached by the juniors, congre- 
gate near Oakwood cemetery, about a quarter of a mile 
away. After the ranks of both have been filled, each takes 
up its line of march, meeting at the edge of the campus. 
When the forces are about forty yards apart they are in- 
structed in tactics by the seniors and juniors. The word 
'go' being given, two masses are hurled on each other only 
to be hidden from view by a cloud of flour, mixed with 
lamp black, floating through the air. Good-natured strug- 
gles and wrestling matches galore are indulged in, while 
each class is trying its best to push back the other. The 
scene is full of interest, and a large crowd from the city 
and university is on hand to watch the participants. After 
a half hour of struggling, an upper classman could not dis- 
tinguish his most intimate friend in the yelling, pushing, 
panting crowd. When one side has shown its superiority, 
the rush is called off by the seniors. The freshmen then 
join hands, file after file, and march around the streets past 
the frateniity houses in the vicinity of the campus. Finally, 
rallying around their leader on the campus, they give their 
song and yell for the first time, and then depart, probably 
with faces as black as the night which surrounds them. 

The 'Salt Rush' takes place the next morning immedi- 
ately after the first chapel. The sophomores do not attend 
the opening exercises in John Crouse College, but assemble 
outside, each having an abundant supply of salt bags. After 
the exercises are over and all others have departed from 
John Crouse College, the freshmen, who are dressed in their 
most antique clothes, line up, each having a paint mark put 
on his face by which his newly-found confederates may 
distinguish him in the rush. When the 'freshies' appear 



from tho rtar I'litrance of thf college the sop homo res arc at 
once in evidence with their salt. It not only rains salt, but 
pours. When the two classes come together, a general strug- 
gle ensues to push each other over the hill, near at hand. 
The dual scraps and the general ru.ih arc enjoyed by many 
spectators, in a short time the freshmen are so rubbed 
that no class mark remains on their jwrsons save the dis- 
tinctive green. Then the laughable scene lakes place of 
'ine or two of the freshmen struggling to throw one of their 
unrecognized classmates down the hill, for in the general 

scramble all freshmen look alike. When the pleasantries 
have been exchanged, the youngsters line up and march 
around Crousc College three times, trying meanwhile to 
keep their line intact. The ranks are comjxised of a motley 
crowd. .Ml have on old clothes, old sweaters and other 
habiliments of antiquity. Here are three or four with 
sleeveless shirts and torn sweaters, there are several with 
faces as verdant as the grass they are rubbed in. All arc 
out of breath and striving in the march to i>ossess that 
which is quite foreign to tliem. dignity antl precision. The 
march ended, the sophomore class president issues a dial- 


lenge from the sophomores to the freshmen for a dual track 
meet and a series of football games, and the freshman class 
president accepts. All undergraduates join in the songs 
'Where the Vale of Onondaga* and 'Oh, Syracuse/ When 
the crowd at last disperses, it feels it has seen the entering 
class duly initiated into college. 

The most important growth of the university has been 
left to the last. This is the increase in material resources. 
The great development in this line is due to the excellent 
financier at the head of the university, namely, Chancellor 
James R. Day. He has the happy faculty of getting money 
to run the colleges, while at the same time making the mon- 
eyed men staunch friends of the university. A brief sum- 
mary of finances for the last ten years, the time he has been 
chancellor, will illustrate the point. 

Receipts from tuition and fees : 

Year ending June i, 1893 $29,548 04 

Year ending June i, 1903 97,000 00 

Total receipts from all sources including special subscrip- 
tions toward endowment : 

Year ending June i, 1892 $117,045 24 

Year ending June i, 1902 779»3ii 00 

Total net resources : 

Year ending June i, 1892 $1, 7^8,399 35 

Year ending June i, 1902 3«053»36i 62 

Such is the brief but telling summary of the financial 
prosperity of Syracuse University. This need only be 
coupled with the increase in students from eight hundred to 
two thousand in the last decade to complete the story. 

Syracuse University, possessed of an excellent faculty, 
fine location and splendid resources, is just coming to realize 
its possibilities. Its past prosperity and its wonderful pres- 
ent are but stepping stones to a grand future when it will 
enjoy undreamed of wealth and power. 


Among the men's fraternities. Delta Kappa Epsilon was 
the first to be estabHshed, in 1871. The chapter has recently 
built a beautiful house; it is of brick, trimmed with white 
marble. The national convention of A K E was held with 
the local chapter in November. Delta Upsilon was estab- 



lished here in 1873 and also owns a chapterhouse. Psi Up- 
silon, established in 1875, is the possessor of a very pleasing 
cliapter house of the colonial type, on a magnificent site, com- 
manding a view of the campus and of the city. Phi Kappa 
Psi also owns its chapterhouse, and in April the local chap- 
ter entertained within its walls the second district conven- 
tion, comprising New York and the New England states. 
The remaining men's fraternities in order of establishment 

are Phi Delta Theta, Beta Theta Pi, Nu Sigma Nu (med- 
ical). Phi Delta Phi (law). Delta Chi (law), Alpha Kappa 
Kappa (medical). Phi Gamma Delta, Chi Alpha Sigma 
(local), and Alpha Omega Delta (medical). 

Phi Gamma Delta, though not established at Syracuse 
until 1901, recently purchased a comfortable house. Ru- 
mors are afloat that Chi Alpha Sigma, local, has been look- 
ing at several strong national fraternities with a view to 
getting a charter. 


Among the women's fraternities, two have the parent 
chapter in Syracuse. They are Alpha Phi and Gamma Phi 
Beta. The local chapter of Alpha Phi is almost the only 
chapter of a women's fraternity in any college to own its 
chapterhouse. Other women's fraternities are Kappa Kappa 
Gamma, Kappa Alpha Theta, Pi Beta Phi, Delta Delta 
Delta. Zeta Phi (medical). Delta Gamma. This year 
Gamma Phi Beta and Kappa Alpha Theta as well as Psi 
Upsilon are trying the plan of not pledging until the second 
semester. They seem to he strictly ohserving the rule. 

Taken as a whole, the fraternities in Syracuse are in a 
flourishing condition and are a credit to the university. 
Intense rivalry has given way to general harmony and plac- 
ing of college before fraternity. 

Clkment T. Robertson, '05. 


It has been our privilege to see and study the annuals of 
seventeen colleges where ^ A has chapters. A very great 
pleasure it was thus to get better acquainted with such a 
number of our most important and strongest institutions, 
and from the standpoint of the books themselves we believe 
we were most fortunate in the annuals sent us, so kindly sent 
us. Certain it is that as a whole the books received show re- 
markable cleverness in the compilation, arrangement, ed- 
itorial judgment, and mechanics of this distinctive feature 
of our American college life — the college annual. To pre- 
serve the record of undergraduate days, to catch up and 
perpetuate the spirit of alma uiatcr, to sum up within the 
pages of a book the year's doings on campus and in field — 
these are the achievements of the annual, the souvenir par 
excellence of college. 

The books received and reviewed in the following pages 


The Kaldron of Allegheny. 
The Microcosm of Dickinson. 
The Syllabus of Northwestern. 
The Saiitar of Missouri. 
The Cactus of Texas. 

* Our brothers of Vermont very kindly sent us a copy of the AricK 
but unfortunately it turned out to be the '03 book, which was re- 
viewed in The Scroll for December, 1902. 


The Jayhawkcr of Kansas. 

The Gulielmensian of Williams. 

The Tyec of Washinci^on State. 

The Oracle of Colbv. 

The Old McGill of 'McGill. 

The Debris of Purdue. 

The Liber Bnineusis of Brown. 

The Gale of Knox. 

The Michiganensian of Michij^^an. 

The Melange of Lafayette. 

The Illio of Illinois. 

The Olio of Amherst. 

The KaldroH, in blue and gold, in the conventional year- 
book style, gives a full record of Allegheny's 225 students 
and their doings, besides Ix'stowing some attention on the 
three classes in the preparatory school, an unusual feature in 
this respect being that in the lists of the prep, students those 
pledged to fraternities are designated by the Greek letters 
after their names, in the same manner as the members in 
the college classes. A casual observer would be misled 
into presuming that the fraternities admitted prep, students. 
While still published by the fraternities the Kaldron is no 
longer devoted more particularly to fraternity interests, but 
is now representative of the entire student corps, and the 
non-fraternity element has a place on the board of editors. 
Allegheny's best record in athletics was made by the basket- 
ball team. In twelve games played, two were lost, one each 
to Geneva and Westminster, but only after winning from 
both. Among the teams defeated were Western Reserve, 
Pennsylvania State, Syracuse, Pennsylvania and Oberlin. 
The fraternities play a very important part in the life, and 
most of the honors and j)referments seem to go to their 
members. No mention is made of N E, although Alle- 
gheny is credited with a chapter in the chapter roll of 
N E appearing in other annuals. There are, however, two 
inter- fraternity sororities, *Skin & Bones' and Iota Rho 
Epsilon. Inter-chapter relations are successful and a 
* Pan-Heavenly' banquet is held by the girls' fraterni- 
ties, as well as the 'Pan- Hellenic' of the men. Interest 
in the advertisements — present in uncommon number — 
is enhanced in a clear manner, by a sprinkling of the items 
of the college calendar — that ancient vehicle of quips and 


quirks — through the advertising pages. In typography and 
arrangement, a conservative regard for convenience is appar- 
ent rather than an eye for original ideas and artistic effect. 
The ^ A interest is strong. The '03 Kaldron presents the 
remarkable instance of a ^ A editor-in-chief, associate 
editor, and business manager. S A E, O K 4^, A T A, K K r, 
and K A have one representative each ; A X O two, and 
there is one non-fraternity representative. Pennsylvania 
Delta of ^ A shows a diversity of interest and is repre- 
sented in all lines of activity. Among the offices held by 
^ A are the presidency of the Y. M. C. A. ; presidency of 
the athletic association; managership of the football team 
(the captain being a 5 A E) ; captaincy of the baseball 
team (the manager being a Barb) ; managership and assist- 
ant managership of the Campus board (a ^ K 4^ being ed- 
itor-in-chief) ; and the position of editor-in-chief of the 
Literary Monthly; besides minor class and club positions. 

The Microcosm of Dickinson comes in scarlet, with a 
$ A 0, Charles L. Swift, 04, editor-in-chief. Another 
member of Pennsylvania Epsilon, Wm. H. Cheesman, is on 
the staff of sixteen, the business manager being a O K 2. 
The book is well-rounded, and capably printed, and shows 
Dickinson's 333 students (not counting 148 in the prep, 
school) participating in all lines of student enterprise. An 
interesting page is the alumni statistics, showing, among 
other things, that of the 4,201 graduates 1,976 have entered 
professions. One graduate became president of the United 
States, but his name is not given. Nearly all faculty mem- 
bers are fraternity men, President Reed being ^ Y. ^ A 
has five faculty members. The law school is treated in a 
separate department, like the prep, school at the end of 
the book; the latter being given unusual attention, with 
teams, groups, grinds, etc. The fraternities show great 
activity in all fields, and most of the desired posts are held 
by them. Some fraternities are said to get prominent men 
by initiating them. N E flourishes and has its fiery plate 
in the book, a thing rarely seen. <^ K 4^ has five members in 
N E and 5 X is represented. The Sophomore Band, with 
motto Laborare est Hades, seems to fill the place usually as- 
signed to N E; 5 of its 12 members are Phis. The Co- 
mus club is an inter-fraternity organization, whose pur- 
pose presumably is to be inferred from its name. ^ A 
seems to be holding her own with the following distinctions : 


freshman president, senior vice-president and secretary, 
manager sophomore athletics, 3 of 7 members Raven's 
Claw (senior), 5 of 12 members Sophomore Band; football 
manager and 5 men on the team, 4 winners in field sports, 
captain track team, representatives on track, relay, and 
basketball teams, 2 men holding records and 6 winning the 
*D' ; 3 men in one literary society and 7 in the other : presi- 
dent and 6 members Comus club ; manager and 6 members 
musical association, and a representative in the dramatic 
club; business manager and an editor of the Dickinsonian, 
editor-in-chief and one associate on Microcosm staff, with 
an assistant from the law school and a pledge from the 
prep, school, class day orator, representatives in public de- 
bates, and 4 winners of commencement prizes. There is 
the usual plethora of pictures, and some of the drawings 
are very creditable; it is not clear, however, whether the 
latter are original contributions of undergraduates. A pleas- 
ing touch is given the class histories by being prefaced 
each with an apostrophe to the class in blank verse ; the 
one for '04 is by Cheesman, <^ A 0. A really amusing ac- 
count of glee club adventures is given in a series of letters, 
'Tommy Tennor's Daily Letters to His Brother.' The best 
joke in the book — pointed by the fact that the law school 
is treated as a thing apart, being set at the end with the 
prep, school — is apparently unconscious — the law members 
in the fraternity lists being set in each chapter under the 
engaging title, F rat res in Lege. 

An altogether unusual excellence in the drawings is the 
predominant feature of the Syllabus of Northwestern. The 
great profusion of original pictures, illustrating every va- 
riety of subject, and exhibiting a surprising consistency in 
merit, marks this book a noteworthy production. Most of 
the illustrations were drawn by an '03 man, who was at 
the same time employed professionally as an artist by a 
Chicago newspaper. His associate in making pictures for 
the book w^as a fellow member of the same newspaper staff, 
inferentially also a Northwestern man, although it is not so 
stated. Some of the full-page cartoons deserve special 
mention for their aptness, the introductory picture to the 
fraternity list — a death's head formed by the smoke of 
Aladdin's lamp, the crevices of the skull presenting other 
interesting and shadowy forms — being particularly well 
worked out and a creditable improvement over the usual 


treatment of this hackneyed subject. Unusual editorial 
judgment is displayed in the handling of the exercises and 
ceremonies attending the installation of Northwestern's new 
president, Dr. Edmund J. James, on October 19-21, 1902. 
The events of that occasion and the occasion itself deserve 
the elaborate attention given them in the book, full pro- 
grams, pictures, and accounts of all the exercises being 
given, together with interesting historical data. A good 
idea is seen also in classing certain subjects common to all 
annuals under the general head 'Honors and Events.' 
Under this head, as the first subject, is given the ^ B K list, 
which, it seems to the writer, is the proper place rather than 
the fag end of the fraternity list where it is usually seen. 
The treatment of that old and time-honored subject, *The 
Calendar,' is very creditable indeed, and in the way of sus- 
tained fun is the best thing in the book. For an outsider 
it contains many good things, but for a Northwestern under- 
graduate it must be a source of unending amusement. It is 
exceedingly well worked out and is the more interesting for 
being the work of a ^ A €), John B. Romans, ably seconded 
by the illustrators. ^ A 0, with a chapter of 12, made a good 
showing in student activities. One man made ^ B K ; 2 the 
Syllabus board; i the Northwestern board; and 3 were 
cast for parts in Varsity plays; 2 were named committee- 
men for the pan-hellenic prom; 2 belonged to A X (law), 
and 2 to N 2 N (medical) ; in athletics 2 men made the foot- 
ball team, i the baseball team, a number playing on class 
teams, and 2 the track team, 4 winning the 'N.' All in all 
Illinois Alpha seems well into Northwestern affairs. 

The Savitar of Missouri comes in a novel and attractive 
binding of old gold burlap, with cover design in black. The 
best thing in the book comes at the very beginning and it is 
really excellent. It is the dedication, to United States Sen- 
ator George Graham Vest, apropos of his retirement from 
a long and honorable service, and in recognition of his 
splendid gift to the university of his private library of pub- 
lic documents. The 03 Savitar is treated more in the fash- 
ion of a year-book, given over largely to statistics, records, 
and a preponderance of photographs, particularly of indi- 
vidual students, and seems not to be regarded a particular 
field for literary or artistic effort. There are a few contri- 
butions of merit, and one or two clever drawings, but on 
the whole original effort is minimized. The typography of 


the book is of high order, and the printer showed talent 
and originahty in the arrangement. While in a few places 
there is loss of dignity by reason of over-bold type, on the 
whole the book, mechanically, is very creditable. Missouri's 
athletics are on the up-grade. While the football team was 
a disappointment and by a reversal of form lost the coveted 
match with Kansas, the track team showed great improve- 
ment and gives promise of more. Basketball is given over 
entirely to the women students. The stronghold of Mis- 
souri appears to be debate, and much prominence is given 
to the debating teams, althougli the results are not always 
made clear to the outside reader. Annual debates are held 
with Kansas, Nebraska and Illinois, and Missouri has won 
9 in 14. The School of Mines at Rolla, a department of 
the university, has very meager representation in the book, 
consisting merely of two pages and those devoted, for some 
peculiar reason, entirely to the sophomore class. The where- 
fore of the omission is not stated. By all odds, the most 
remarkable thing in the book is the arrangement of the 
fraternity lists, no attention whatever being paid to chrono- 
logical order, n B 4> (1899) is first, followed by K K F 
(1875) ; then come K A (1891), B0 n (1891), 2 X (1896), 
and in sixth place, followed by the rest, ^ A © (1870), which 
according to long-established custom, being the oldest, should 
have been first. There seems to have been only disregard 
of precedent in this, the two fraternity men on the staff 
being a ^ F A and a 4> A 4>, but our Missouri Alpha broth- 
ers were surely not wide-awake to allow this right of prec- 
edence to slip away. With a membership reduced to 14, 
much smaller than usual, and a majority of lower classmen, 
* A makes a fair showing, though not occupying the pre- 
dominant position of former years. 

Buckskin covers and ties give a striking and original 
appearance to The Cacti^ of the University of Texas, is- 
sued by the athletic association. This is another annual 
with a ^ A editor-in-chief, and in many ways it reflects 
credit upon him and his staff. While there is something 
left to be desired in the matter of typographical taste and 
general mechanical make-up — this being rather a fault of 
the printer — on the whole the proper proportions between 
records and statistics, photographs and pictures, and ori':^i- 
nal contributions, have been well observed, and an interest- 
ing book is the result. A compliment which is well worth 

138 THE SCnOLL. 

paying, though it cannot be paid to all college annuals, is 
that The Cactus breathes a good, wholesome loyalty to the 
university; not vaunting or boastful, but a pure pride and 
affection for alma mater. The which gives the reader an 
increased respect for the University of Texas. One won- 
ders at the use of stock cuts and copied drawings, when he 
comes to the highly meritorious original contributions of 
the staff artists. Some of these are among the best college 
work we have seen, the cartoons of E. C. Connor, 2 A E, — 
and especially his three full-page pictures introducing ath- 
letics — being extremely clever. It seems a pity the editors 
should have used any pictures other than the original work 
of the staff, for the stock cuts and copies cheapen the book. 
The drawings are the best feature, but another and almost 
equally noteworthy is a refreshing method of getting off 
'grinds.' It is called 'Court Reports,' wherein by the use 
of the stilted legal verbiage the hit loses its boldness, and 
by indirection reaches the mark with increased zest. Even 
to a casual reader they are amusing — we all know the col- 
lege types; the killer, the egoist, the blatant-mouth, et aL. 
are with us, aye, everywhere. These and other offenders 
are led to the bar of justice, and the docket announced 

ad infinitum. For instance : The Fairies vs. , * * * 

for disturbing Sylvan Solitudes with loud and vociferous 

noises * * * j State of Texas vs. , murder in the 

first degree ; victim, venerable Father Time * * * An- 
other and an individual method of applying roasts is in the 
patent medicine 'Cactine,' recommended to various victims 
for their alleged maladies. These two original touches en- 
liven the book considerablv, and are its best literarv con- 
tributions. 4> A heads the fraternity list, and by their 
participation in college activities our brothers of Texas 
Beta seem to live up to their senior position. The chapter 
of X ^ prints '1824, at Princeton,' as the year and place of 
founding of that fraternity. It has been some years since 
we saw this myth revived. Two pages devoted to view^s of 
the fraternity houses are very interesting (despite the fact 
the names are omitted), and make us wonder whv more 
annuals do not do likewise. 

The '03 Jayhazi'l'cr of Kansas University is issued by the 
graduating class, and its mission is 'to amuse rather than 
to instruct.' It comes in a binding of green and gold, pre- 
sumablv class colors, as the 'varsitv flaunts the red and blue. 



* A is represented on the art staff. The book is not a 
large volume, and much of the kind of information the 
ordinary annual contains is not presented. It is mainly de- 
voted to lists of the graduating classes, the fraternity chap- 
ter rolls, athletics, and original contributions of a comic or 
satirical nature. The original drawings are almost all cari- 
catures, even the picture introducing the senior lawyers be- 
ing a pudgy caricature of the figure Justice, trying the law 
school in the balance and« finding it outweighed by Common- 
sense. From the standpoint of the printer the book is not 
up to the standard. It is somewhat amateurish in make-up 
and arrangement, and lacks the finish and artistic effect one 
has learned to expect in college annuals. Even the small 
matter of Greek type is not well carried out, the printer using 
makeshifts instead of providing a larger font. Much of 
the original matter in the literary columns is in the nature 
of local hits and appreciable only to K. U. undergradu- 
ates. Two or three lengthy pieces in blank verse are 
evidently the product of considerable effort. Two partic- 
ular 'grind '-crs, however, are entertaining to any reader — 
any who knows the college youth — *The K. U. Hall of 
Fame' and * Mental Aberrations of the Omar Khayyam 
of K. U.,' both of which titles are suggestive enough. The 
cleverest page in the book is a rough caricature of frater- 
nity badges, altering each in a manner to suggest the cardi- 
nal characteristic of its wearers. It makes a number of 
very neat hits. A certain impression gained from the Jay- 
haivker is the prominence of the co-eds at K. U. Out of 
i6 members of '03 elected to 4> B K, 12 were women. The 
5 E page contains the naive statement that 'the Kansas 
and Yale chapters are the ones to which the fraternity 
points with most pride.' ^ A 0, with 3 faculty members 
and 22 in the active chapter, occupies an influential position, 
holding various college and class offices. Five of the chap- 
ter belong to N E and one to ^ A $. 

The Gulielmensian, Volume XLVII, of Williams, is a 
sample of the highest excellence in the art of bookmaking. 
In its arrangement, typography, taste, and mechanical get- 
up generally it is most creditable, and the printers as well 
as editors should be C(Migratulated upon their work. In 
these days of fine printing, in sections where capable print- 
ers are available, there is no excuse for college publications 
iKnng other than of a very high standard, for if our college 


men do not do their best toward improving the pubHc taste, 
to whom shall we look? At any rate the \Villiams '04 
class has determined to do its share, and has put out a 000k, 
which, artistically at least, is a credit to the college. The 
records, lists, and general college statistics are exceedingly 
wtII done, in fact the plan is a model one. We gain the 
interesting item that there have been 4,009 men graduated 
from the college, and another interesting page gives the list 
of presidents of the college, eight in number since its es- 
tablishment in 1793. The most notable perhaps being the 
Reverend Mark Hopkins ( 1836-1872; . The book is de- 
voted mainly to college statistics, the original contributions 
being few in comparison. The drawings, while well fin- 
ished, in technique are not up to the standard of the rest of 
the book. Two exceptions are a most attractive title-plate 
in orange and black, and 'Suggestions for Chapel Win- 
dows,' heads well known to the college being worked into 
the places of honorees. 'Varsity dramatics have long been 
successful ; an interesting page is devoted to a list of plays 
presented by the Williams dramatic associations since 1872. 
Groups of the fraternity houses are given, a feature to be 
expected in so well-ordered a book ; indeed their insertion 
ought to be a matter of course in every annual. We regret 
to record the fact that in tlie fraternitv lists Phi Delta Theta 
is not presented in a satisfactory manner. The use of the 
old plate of the coat-of-arms, out of date since 1898, when 
the Columbus convention adopted the present arms, is some- 
what surprising; but surprising indeed is the chapter-roll 
presented. According to this list ^ A has 67 chapters, 
counting as separate institutions Center College and Central 
University (merged into one in 1901), and has no chapters 
at Gettysburg and Colorado, these two being omitted en- 
tirely. The list also gives Rutler, Lombard and Colby Col- 
leges the title of university, and while a chronological order 
of chapters is attempted it is imperfectly carried out. We 
commend our Williams brothers to The Scroll directory. 
^ A 0's representation in other Williams affairs is more 
creditable. One member each in 4> B K, (iargoyle (senior), 
commencement speakers, class-day committee ; prizes in his- 
tory and debating, and a Book prize ; sophomore presidency, 
two on weekly staff, an intercollegiate debater ; representa- 
tives on glee and mandolin clubs, relay and basketball teams, 
presidency and another member of track team, as well as 


captain of sophomore track team, holder of college pole- 
vault record, with two winners of the '\V* ; these are some of 
the tilings Massachusetts Alpha did. 

The Tyec, \'olume IV, of the University of Washington^ 
has the breezy air of the great Northwest. Its declared pur- 
pose to give a picture of the life at the University of Wash- 
ington, as well as preserve the record of the year's doings, is 
well achieved. The picture we get is a life full of vigor, in- 
terest, enthusiasm and promise, to say nothing of growth 
and progress, the well-known and to-be-expected attributes 
of all live organizations and institutions in this w'onderful 
section. The printed book, while not altogether perfect as a 
work of art, is very meritorious for a fourth volume. Many 
of the ordinary faults have been avoided, and unusual edi- 
torial judgment is shown. The drawings are better in con- 
ception than execution ; however, several attractive head- 
pieces are exceptions. Several drawings are reproduced ia 
colors, but the effect is not as good as probably was expect- 
ed. The colors seem somehow out of place. The introduc- 
tory fraternity cartoon abandons the conventional picture of 
mysteries, and shows a caricature of a freshman being 
*rushed' by rival 'spikers,' which is an agreeable and effective 
innovation. The literary contributions deserve special com- 
ment. While of small literary value, they are collectively 
most successful in adducing the atmosphere and giving a 
real notion of the life of the college. From this point of 
view they are of exceptional merit. Most of the contribu- 
tions are simple little tales touching on incidents on the 
campus; one — the best, we think — entitled 'The Manager's 
Dream,' is of more than local interest, being a well-taken 
satire on present-day management of athletics. The campus 
is very properly the pride of the university; at the junction 
of Lake Union and Lake Washington, noble expanses of 
water, in full view of Mount Rainier, in the midst of the 
typical fir woods of the Northwest, it has been many times 
declared to be the most beautiful site for a college in the 
world. The women students participate in Varsity affairs 
to an unusual extent, having even their own crew. Inter- 
collegiate rowing has not so far been developed, but is ex- 
pected to come very soon. The men's fraternities shown are 
2 N (1896), ^ r A (1900), ^ A (1900), B n (1901), 
all being in houses. From the pictures, all four houses seem 
to have been built for the purpose. ^ A 0's claims to prom- 


inence in college affairs are based on the following: Mem- 
ber board of regents, Hon. James Z. Moore, Miamiy '67; 
sophomore president, freshman vice-president and treas- 
urer; one member Stanford debate team, two Idaho debate 
team; second place oratorical contest, live members glee 
and mandolin clubs ; one member 'varsity and one college 
team, one member track team and one on senior baseball 
team, two winning the *\V'; one member Tyce staff, editor- 
in-chief and an associate editor Pacific li avc \ representa- 
tives on sophomore frolic, freshman glee and 'varsity ball 
committees, all of which seems to indicate that our Wash- 
ington brothers are a lively set. 

Two striking facts attract the attention of a reader of the 
Colby Oracle; the first is that every student in college ap- 
pears to be a fraternity man, and the second, the unusual 
way in which the women students apparently are segregated 
from the men. According to the class lists every man in the 
senior, junior and sophomore classes is a fraternity man, 
Greek letters being printed after every name. In the fresh- 
man list no Greek letters appear for any of the thirty fresh- 
men; however, the fraternity lists include freshmen delega- 
tions, aggregating for the 5 fraternities 35 men. The 4 class 
lists include 107 men, whilp the 5 fraternity lists total 109 
men, divided as follows: A K E (1845) 27, Z 4^ (1850) 22, 
A Y (1852) 28, 4> A (1884) 25, A T n (1892) 7. There 
are J2 women students, bringing the total attendance to 
179; the faculty numbers 12 professors and 4 assistants and 
instructors. The writer is not informed as to the particular 
species of co-education in vogue at Colby, and is therefore 
struck with the peculiar manner in which the affairs of the 
women students are separated from the affairs of the men. 
There are separate class officers, class histories and class 
lists for the men and women ; on commencement programs 
there are again separate class prophecies, poems and his- 
tories; the women do not participate in college dramatics, 
and have a senior society of their own ; on the other hand, 
they are elected to 4> B K and appear on college publications. 
While the student corps is small in number it appears to pur- 
sue with some degree of vigor the usual undergraduate ac- 
tivities. ^ A appears to good advantage, with the follow- 
ing preferments : 4> B K, i ; senior society, t ; freshman so- 
^ ciety, I ; executive athletic committee, chairman football 

committee, 3 on football team, 2 on baseball team, including 


captain, 2 on basketball team, 6 wearers of the *C* ; managers 
musical association and glee club and 4 members; Oracle 
staflf, Record staff, and 2 on weekly ; an officer and 2 com- 
mitteemen Y. M. C. A. ; a place on junior exhibition and 3 
places on freshman exhibition. 

One could hardly ask for a more satisfactory insight into 
the life and workings of a university than is to be had from 
Old McGill, '04. A careful perusal of this book will give the 
reader unacquainted with McGill a very complete picture of 
the institution. The student life is not yet the highly organ- 
ized system we know in the colleges in the United States, 
but McGill has made vast strides in recent years away from 
the old Scottish idea of a university — where the university 
lectured to the student and as for the remainder left him to 
shift for himself. The one exception to the general merit of 
the book, the only feature of the college life not clear to the 
reader, is the basis on which women attend the university. 
They are styled *Donaldas,' have separate class organiza- 
tions, their own societies, and are segregated into Royal Vic- 
toria College; but whether they are full-fledged co-eds is 
not clear from the book. Old McGill has a number of excel- 
lent features, some of them peculiar to itself. The editorial 
greeting is a great improvement on the ordinary perfunctory 
apology ; in the nature of a preface, it contains a great deal 
of sound advice to the students, and the things said are well 
worth saying. Following the faculty lists appear short 
sketches of professors acquired during the year ; a directory 
of alumni associations is given, and a list of the editors-in- 
chief and business managers of the seven volumes of Old 
McGill. The featured article of this year's book is a volumi- 
nous account of 'The Rise and Progress of the Medical 
Faculty.' The medical school was the foundation stone of 
the university, and evidently is yet its most important de- 
partment, 470 of the 1,389 students being in attendance 
there. By far the most interesting pages to the outsider are 
those occupied by a brief article by the principal on 'Student 
Interests.' He therein discusses the university's relations 
with its students frankly and entertainingly, and we learn 
from him a great deal about McGill. The feeling that the 
university cannot do too much for its students is gradually 
supplanting the old notion of the Scottish educators, and 
McGill's student life is being rapidly developed. In the 
course of his remarks he refers to the entrance of Greek 


letter societies as an evidence of progress in this direction. 
The fraternities, Z ^ (1883), A A 4> (1897), ^ ^ (1898;, 
K A, A K E (l9oo),0 A X (1901), ^ A (l902j,and ^ B H 
(medical) have not acquired the prominence in student 
affairs we are accustomed to see, but judging from the evi- 
dent capabilities of a number of the Greek letter men, the 
fraternities include a goodly proportion of the able men. 
All the fraternities are represented in the book, some with 
chapter-roll merely, others with chapter-roll and heraldic 
plate, while three, A A ^, A Y and A K E show chapter-roll, 
plate and chapter-list. ^ A shows the chapter-roll and the 
coat-of-arms. A noteworthy organization is the Alma Mater 
society — one worthy of universal emulation. Typographic- 
ally Old McGill is a satisfactory book ; the views are well 
chosen and of unusual interest, and many of the orig- 
inal drawings — head and tail pieces, as well as full-page car- 
toons — are of high merit. 

The predominant field of student recreation at Purdue, 
as depicted in the 03 Debris, is athletics. Purdue's pride 
is wrapped up, second only to the value of her work, in 
her athletes. They are accorded the meed of highest praise 
and the place of greatest distinction. Fierce is the spirit 
that backs her warriors on every field, and the current is 
strong and never ceasing. The stimulation of it is felt by 
the reader, which fact — to transmute by the printed page 
what Purdue men are pleased to call 'the Purdue spirit' — is 
in a way a high compliment. The account of the athletics 
has the first place in the book after the faculty list, and there 
is a wealth of groups and photographic views of athletic 
events, no doubt serenely satisfying to the undergraduate. 
The press work of the book is excellent and the typography, 
while lacking in originality, is nevertheless very satisfac- 
tory. Many of the original head and tail pieces and smaller 
pictures are clever, but the full-page drawings are not up to 
the general merit of the lx>ok. The senior class, which pub- 
lishes the Debris, occupies much space with its own affairs, 
nnd alters in a restful manner the conventional order of 
topics, making records and statistics more readable by the 
occasional introduction of original contributions. A pleas- 
ing departure in the class list is the classification of the 186 
members under sub-heads, Troper,' 'Conceited,* *Ambi- 
tious,' 'Religious,' 'Lobsters,' 'Nutty,' 'Harmless,' 'Also 
Ran,' etc. Among the college organizations is the unusual 


one, the Masonic Club, with thirty members. The fraterni- 
ties play a prominent part in college affairs and come in 
for many jests in the well-filled department of 'roasts/ A 
medium of pointed pleasantries at the various chapters is 
an array of 'chapter minutes,' while the page, 'What the 
Frats Spike On,' affords another excellent opportunity for 
caricaturing prominent characteristics. The spiking argu- 
ment accredited to 2 X was inevitable: Georgeadejohntmc- 
cutcheonboothtarkingtonourboys {sic). The 03 Debris is 
distinguished in having a 4> A editor-in-chief, as well as 
two other members of the staff. 4> A stands well in stu- 
dent affairs generally, l)eing represented on the weekly and 
'04 Debris, including president of sophomores, manager, as- 
sistant manager and director glee and mandolin clubs, two 
undergraduate elections to T B II, two captains of cadets; 
and in athletics, having a director of athletic board, two 
men on football team and two substitutes, two on track 
team, and one member and a substitute in basketball, be- 
sides the college delegate to the state athletic association. 

Liber Brunensi^, 03, is a w^ell-printed, well-ordered book, 
and shows the trained hand and the mark of tradition. The 
typograpJiical taste is above criticism, yet it seems to a 
reader of college publications that in so well edited a book 
a little freer rein might have been allowed to original effort 
in the way of arrangement, pictures, type, etc. This is not 
criticism in an uncomplimentary sense, merely a suggested 
regret that the opportunity for allowing some of the sub- 
surface talent to crop out was passed. The 03 Liber is dis- 
tinguished by a valuable contribution from the pen of Presi- 
dent W. H. P. P^aunce. It is a brief dissertation on 'The 
Function of Upper Classmen,' and is so very good we could 
not refrain from commending it to our readers by reprinting 
it elsewhere in this number of The Scroll. Another nota- 
ble contribution is by Professor Meiklejohn, dean and presi- 
dent of athletics, on the value of Varsity athletics to the 
university, in which he maintains that *varsitv athletics con- 
stitute the most imi)ortant social activity of the students, not 
for the exercise it gives, nor the fun of it to the participants, 
nor as an advertising medium to attract students, but be- 
cause it arouses college spirit, inspires a common enthusiasm 
in the whole student body, arraying them as a single corps 
in competition with the students of another college ; in short, 
the foremost of our recreations in which American students 


fight their battles by proxy. A clever departure from the 
conventional run of 'grinds' takes the form of the pages of a 
book, 'The Fruits of a Double Life, or When Alma Mater 
Grins'; the table of contents, (1) Fiction and Fable, (11) 
Odes, Epodes, and Other Odious Oddities, (111) Love Let- 
ters from Our Correspondents, (1 \ ) Pages from Contempo- 
rary History, readily suggests the manner of what follows. 
The fraternities apparently are uncommonly influential in 
student matters, and ^ A sustains a creditable position. 
The Liber is published by the fraternities, and in itself is 
high testimony to their abilities, talent and enterprise. A re- 
markable deviation from fraternity life as observed at most 
colleges is that no chapter seems to occupy a chapterhouse. 
The 1904 Gale, of Knox, is a joy to see and read. It sur- 
passes in get-up, artistic finish and originality of arrange- 
ment and treatment all the annuals it has been the writer's 
privilege to see. This book is interesting to any college 
man of any day, and the man who picks it up will read it 
throtigh, so engaging are the clever touches which greet one 
from page to page. The Gale is a fair-sized, exceedingly 
well-printed volume and avoids bulkiness, while containing 
all the essential records and digging up new additional facts, 
valuable to the undergraduate. Prosaic subjects, such as 
class histories and faculties, are handled with a refreshing 
sprightliness, and there is everywhere present the evidence 
of talented hands. As a work of art simply it must be said 
the Gale is a highly creditable performance, and distinctly in 
advance of its contemporaries. As a college annual it leaves 
almost nothing to be desired. It is interesting to note that 
two of the chief instrumentalities in the Gale's success are 
Phis — Harold AI. Holland, artist, and Allen A. (ireen, 
photographer. The book contains so many good things, 
and in its whole make-up is such an example of taste and 
talent and originality, we could wish each of our readers 
had a copy. A fine steel engraving of President McClelland 
forms the frontispiece, accompanied by a facetious ode, *To 
Prexy.' The dedication is unusually clever, being *To the 
Game of the Gridiron,' an illustrated set of verses reaching 
back to the time of Moses in *the rushes' and David *land- 
ing his man.' Original arrangement of conventional topics, 
interspersed with gayety and wit, make these usually monot- 
onous pages more readable. Even class lists are illumined 
with wit» and the im])ossible class histories — the bete noir of 


editors — ^achieve some excuse for being. Interesting infor- 
mation not often seen in college annuals includes : the list of 
the presidents of Knox with dates ; the dates of erection of 
the college buildings ; a list of the class plays for a number 
of years, with the principal actors ; alumni statistics of men 
and w^omen since 1890; a list of publications by faculty 
members during the year. A novel treatment of the faculty 
list is * Faculty Silhouettes' instead of photographs, picto- 
rially and figuratively carried out ; an amusing grind is the 
record of faculty attendance on chapel for forty days, shown 
in a plotted curve, a very jagged one. The pictures in the 
book are decidedly good, especially the photographic views 
of Knox scenes, which are superb. The drawings are of 
high order, especially in conception, tones and finish ; a 
novel title-plate, several memorial window suggestions, a 
football poster and four poster girls being particularly note- 
worthy. An interesting fact gathered from the Gale is that 
apparently to the women (Whiting Hall) are left the pas- 
times, boating, basketball, fencing and swimming; at any 
rate the women have clubs which practice each of these 
sports, while no mention is made of a similar masculine 
practice. An interesting record is the list of college social 
functions with dates and places, including fraternity hops 
and receptions, class doings, special doings, dinners, etc. 
A page of views of the fraternity boxes at the junior prom 
is also given. Only one unfavorable comment on the whole 
book suggests itself to the writer's mind — ^that possibly 
some of the grinds are a little too cutting. It is quite possi- 
ble this is a mistaken view, and we hope it is. ^ A © seems 
to take a large share in everything that goes on in the col- 
lege and to have numerous representatives in all spheres. 
To enumerate all the positions and offices and distinctions 
gained would be to go over the whole book again. 

The Michiganensian, '03, is a year book, properly so-called, 
of the class of 1903, which issues it. It is a large volume of 
368 pages, and is devoted entirely to class lists, photo- 
graphs, college views and general undergraduate and 
alumni statistics. There are no grinds or original contribu- 
tions save the decorative drawings, which are comparatively 
few. The book is a satisfactory record of the year's events 
at Michigan, including the achievements of the athletic 
teams. Varsity debaters and other representatives in inter- 
collegiate competition, together with the usual membership 


lists of all organizations of whatever character in the uni- 
versity. The list of the 821 members of 1903, with photo- 
graph and college record of each, would in itself make a 
fair-sized volume. This immense class was divided as fol- 
lows: literary, men, 142, women, 142; engineering, 83; law, 
243; medicine, 97; dentistry, 78; pharmacy, 21; homeop- 
athy, 15. 'Varsity athletics are accorded the place of promi- 
nence after the senior lists, and seventy-five pages are de- 
voted to accounts of the various teams and their brilliant 
records. To Coach Yost, whose handling of football at 
Michigan has resulted in such wonderful success for the 
teams and fame for himself, all praise is given; indeed his 
pedestal at Michigan seems a lofty and secure one, as the 
editors pay him the high compliment of dedicating the book 
*To Yost.' That the football team is the pride of the uni- 
versity there can be no doubt. Every conceivable item con- 
cerning the team, the season, the games, the players, coaches, 
trainers, etc., is given and each football man is toasted and 
written up as a true hero. And each one undoubtedly is a 
hero in the eyes of the Michigan men. Class baseball and 
football seem to prosper mightily ; twelve baseball teams and 
fourteen football teams furnish effective training schools 
for the 'varsity organizations. The devotees of cross coun- 
try running have a large club ; there is also a fencers' club of 
considerable size ; basketball seems to be left to the women. 
The girls have a glee club of their own, but participate with 
the men in the dramatic organizations. An event of the col- 
lege year, not as common in this country as might have been 
supposed, is the student celebration of Washington's birth- 
day. A noteworthy feature of the book, unique in our ob- 
servation, is the alumni department. A prefatory remark 
explains that by this attention it is hoped to intensify the 
interest of the alumni in the present doings of the univer- 
sity. Some interesting pictures are given, including the 
first two football teams, of '79 and '80, and a group of part 
of the class of '75. The main thing, however, is a list of 
photographs and four-line sketches of 600 and more alumni. 
This department will assuredly be of interest to Michigan 
graduates, although it would have been much better to have 
arranged the list in some order, so as to allow of ready ref- 
erence. Mechanical Iv the book is satisfactorv : nevertheless 
one can hardly fail to regret that the conditions are such — 
and we presume they are — as to preclude the exercise of 


talent; one feels that a legitimate opportunity for original 
■effort has gone to waste. Michigan is one of the greatest of 
fraternity institutions ; more fraternities have chapters there 
than at almost any other, and they occupy a more important 
and influential place in the college life. Alany chapters own 
their houses, and the day is not distant when practically 
all will. The owned chapterhouses are shown with the 
chapter lists ; this year's book will see * A 0's house for the 
first time. Our chapter is otherwise growing in strength, 
and sustaining a creditable influence in Michigan affairs. 

Le Melange is dedicated to an alumnus of Lafayette chap- 
ter, James Renwick Hogg, '78, who a year ago presented 
the college with Brainerd Hall, the Y. M. C. A. building. 
A picture of the new structure aj peared in The Scroll at 
the time of its dedication, w4ien Dr. John Balcom Shaw, 
D. D., '85, toastmaster of the New York convention, made 
the principal address. Last year Lafayette had 434 stu- 
dents, and her friends claim they maintain a high average of 
scholarship. Certainly on looking over this book with its 
many pictures and groups one gains a distinct respect for 
the personnel of the student corps. Judging from the faces 
seen in the Melange — and we feel sure these may safely be 
taken as representative — Lafayette attracts an unusually 
strong, virile and mature class of men. On the whole they 
are the best looking set of students that has come under the 
writer's observation. The facts, too, seem to bear out 
this impression, noting their activity and results in ath- 
letics and other student pursuits. College athletics come in 
for the lion's share of attention in the book. The constitu- 
tion of the athletic association is printed in full, and is of 
interest to all readers. Tt puts absolute control in an alumni 
athletic committee of nine, elected bv an association w-hich 
comprises all undergraduates. The football team gets un- 
stinted attention, an unusual feature being the line-up of 
both teams, officials, touch-downs and goals, etc., of each 
game of the season. The football record, giving every 
match played in twenty years — 1882-1902 — is highly inter- 
■esting, tracing Lafayette's advance from a very weak show- 
ing against Princeton, Pennsylvania and Cornell in the 
€arly days to tie games and victories in later years. The 
fraternities arc very much in evidence, about 50 per cent, 
of the students being fraternity men. A K E has the oldest 
chapter and is the first and only fraternity so far to have a 


chapterhouse, the house being now in course of erection on 
the campus. 4> A (s), (s) A X, 2 N, :S X and ^l' A K occupy 
rooms and maintain eating clubs. The movement to own 
chapterhouses, started by the Dekes, has set in, and other 
fraternities may be expected soon to acquire permanent 
houses. 4> A has a strong position at Lafayette. Repre- 
sented on the board of trustees by three alumni— James R. 
Hogg, '78, Dr. McCluney Radchffe, '82, and Carroll Ph. 
JJassett, 83 — the chapttT has the inspira:tion of a fine record. 
With twenty- four members, tlie chapter's representation in 
student enterprises is wide. Some of the honors gained were : 
three class officers, 03 ; vice-president, 04 ; vice-president, 
'o(j ; president and another officer Round fable ; manager 
and one committeeman Sock and Buskin ; representatives on 
glee, banjo and mandolin clubs ; associate editor Melange; 
associate editor Touchstone; president Y. M. C. A. ; junior 
oratory prize ; captain and manager of football team ; second 
baseman baseball team. 

The 1904 lllio, coming in an attractive cover of white 
and blue, has by way of introduction a highly interesting 
contribution from the pen of President Andrew S. Draper, 
to whom the book is dedicated. Under the title, *A Leaf 
from a Lawyer's Note- Hook,' Dr. Draper tells a story from 
life — names and dates only being changed — wherein he was 
led against first impulses by a chance appeal from within 
a state's prison to befriend a life convict, sentenced under a 
conviction for robbing the mails, and to secure his eventual 
release, resulting in his complete rehabilitation into honora- 
ble estate, and in Dr. Draper's eyes, at least, satisfactory 
establishment of his protested innocence of an unexplained 
crime. The storv is an unusual one, and is a notable feature 
of the book. Illinois' 3,288 students, faculties aggregating 
315, and free scholarships numbering 339, are subdivided 
into the three separate schools in Chicago — medicine, den- 
tistry, pharmacy — and the university proper at Champaign, 
eml)racing all the other de])artments. Each of the four 
establishments has its own fabric of college life — class or- 
ganizations, clubs, tccims, fraternities, etc., the common in- 
terest being the administrative head. The lUio gives space 
to the three Chicago departments to the amount of seventy- 
five ])ages. Our interest naturally attaches to the life at 
Cham])aigii. 1'lie I'niversity of Illinois is a wide-awake, ag- 
gressive institution, and its growth has been wonderful. 


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Enterprise and energy are written in every feature of uni- 
versity activity. In athletics the *Illini/ as they proudly call 
themselves, have advanced to a strong position, and there is 
no sign of retrogression. The most interesting athletic 
event recorded is the famous Eastern trip of the Illinois 
baseball team, when the Western men vanquished Prince- 
ton, West Point, Yale and Pennsylvania, and met defeat 
only at the hands of Harvard by the narrow margin of 2 
to I. The entire West followed this team with sympathetic 
and enthusiastic interest, and the lllio account of the trip, 
giving many hitherto uni)ublished details, justifies the gen- 
eral support given the team by W^estern college men. The 
military school occupies an uncommonly prominent position 
at Champaign. The cadet corps is so large it is organized 
into a regiment, with full field, staff and band, and compris- 
ing two battalions of infantry, of four companies each, and 
one battery of artillery. Such a school is of immense prac- 
tical value to the state of Illinois, training up, as it does, 
men well fitted for schooling the state national guard, which 
now occupies, under the new army reorganization law^s, a 
position of increased importance in the scheme of national 
defense. A commendable feature of the book is the recog- 
nition of original literary effort in the way of short stories, 
apart from the department of *Roasts.' Along with the 
usual plethora of slaps of local import there is a clever one 
under the title, ^A Declaration of Independence,' signed by 
the sororities, laying down the law to callers at sorority 
houses, as to frequency, late hours, vocal offerings and other 
tendencies, for which the genus undergraduate is known 
everywhere. It is a good work the girls are doing. Prec- 
edence in the order of fraternity lists does not seem to be 
very highly valued. The first three are in proper chronolog- 
ical order: ATA, 1872; 2 X, 1881 ; K 2, 1891 ; then, how- 
ever, come 2 A E, 1899, ^"^^ -^ T ^« i895> while <l> A 0, 1894, 
is in sixth place, and <l> K 2, 1892 Csuspended in 1893 and 
revived in 1903), is put near the bottom of the list, preced- 
ing only K A and IT B ^, both 1895, and preceded by a 
host of later chapters. The fraternities are apparently di- 
vided in their interests, as evidenced by two social clubs, 
one comprising A T A, K S, 4> A and S A E, and the other, 
A T n, B II, 2 X and ^ Y A. Such combinations, though 
ostensibly for social ends only, rarely fail to have further 
influence. ^ A 0*s showing in college honors is good, to 


wit: 2 'varsity captains, 3 on football team, 2 on baseball 
team, i on track team; 3 class officers, 5 members musical 
organizations, i man on Illio board; 5 military officers, in- 
cluding the cadet colonel, and 3 officers in athletics. 

The 1904 Olio is one of the best balanced, best edited and 
most thoroughgoing annuals that have reached us. It is 
also an excellent example of the art of the printer. In 
short, in every way it meets the test of what a college an- 
nual should be. 1 he 383 students at Amherst get a great 
deal out of their college days, and the life there is the well- 
rounded life of the small college, in contradistinction to the 
large university, whose attendance runs into the thousands. 
All the undergraduate pursuits are highly developed and 
fostered, and the student activity in everv direction is 
marked by energy and enterprise. The 1904 Olio is well 
dedicated to William Travers Jerome, '82, A Y, the well- 
known district attorney and figure in New York politics, 
who is designated a prophet. A short review of the changes 
a year had brought about in Amherst, under the title Tn and 
Around College' is a welcome deviation from the usual 
preface and prayer-for-indulgence-of-the-gentle-reader. The 
cohesion of the classes crops out in everything — here, too, 
illustrating an advantage of the small college w^ith its rigid 
class system over the larger institutions with class lines 
obliterated by cross electives and multiplex courses. A most 
interesting fact developed by the Olio is the percentage of 
fraternity men at Amherst. Of 383 men in the four classes 
322 belong to fraternities, being 84 per cent, of the whole. 
This membership is made up as follows: 66 of 71 seniors; 
75 of 94 juniors; 89 of iii sophomores; 92 of 107 fresh- 
men. College dramatics are on a firm footing and are given 
particular attention. A list is published of the senior plays 
presented each year since t88i. During the spring of 1902 the 
senior play was presented sixteen times, going on a ten days* 
trip at Easter. <l> A came in for a large share of honors 
during the year : 4 men to <l> B K, 3 from '03, one from '04 ; 
2 commencement speakers ; Latin prizes in '03, '04. '05 ; 
mathematical prize of $200; prizes in debate, Biblical liter- 
ature and entrance examinations — all aggregating $480; 
members senior prom and sophomore hop committees ; man- 
ager and two other members musical clubs and manager '04 
dramatics ; captain and sub pitcher baseball team, manager 
of tennis team and college representatives in doubles, man- 


ager of basketball team, two men on track team, college 
gymnast, and winners inter-frat. baseball ; member Student 
board, and one on staff Monthly; secretary '04 Olio board, 
and editor-in-cliief 0=; Olio. 


Not a dollar raised on June i, 1903; the chapter installed 
in its own house on January i. 1(904 — such is the record of 
seven vigorous months in the career of Wabash chapter. It 
is a story such as one likes to tell in. these days of things 
done (juickly. It is a story of energetic hustling on the part 
of determined undergraduates ; of enthusiastic response on 
the part of alumni. The active men furnished the steam — 
and lots of it — and their full proportion of goods; the 
alumni, won by the earnestness and strength of purpose of 
their younger brothers, furnished the remainder of the 
wherewithal. And so Wabash chapter in her fifty-fourth 
year comes into possession of a home of her own, beginning 
life anew, and beneath her own roof entering upon a new 
and fuller existence, which by virtue of an honorable and 
useful career she has long justly deserved. 

An excellent description of the house is given in a circu- 
lar letter issued to the chapter's alunmi by the chapterhouse 
corporation : 

'¥(i\\, if any, of those who received our circular letter 
during the summer months, dreamed at the time that a 
chapterhouse movement would ever materialize at Wabash 
College, but those who gave their support have long since 
learned of the success of the movement, and we now an- 
nounce to all that the property on the comer of College and 
Walnut streets, known as the Goltra or Wasson Home, and 
which has been the dream of every enthusiastic fraternity 
man for twelve vears back, is now in realitv the home of 
Indiana Beta cha])ter. This property has been for sale for 
some time, and when the directors made an offer of $7,000 
for it, after some negotiation it was accepted. The prop- 
erty is an excellent bargain, and worth on the market at any 
time the price paid. There is not in the city of Crawfords- 
ville a house so well a(la])ted to the use of our chapter in 
every particular. P»esides being but one block from the col- 
lege campus, it is located in the best residence district of 


the city, and the property as it now stands represents an 
original investment of $18,000. 

*The house is a large three-story structure and stands in 
the corner of a double lot, facing College street. The extra 
lot can be sold at any time for $1,500 cash, leaving $5,500 
invested in a house and lot. According to the expense bills 
shown, the house was erected thirteen years ago at a cost 
of $16,000. It now contains sixteen rooms with all modern 
improvements, and a large third story can be divided into 
additional living rooms with but little expense, so that the 
house could easily accommodate twenty men. The large 
rooms below are beautifully finished in quarter-sawed oak 
and cherry. A single mantel in the east parlor was put in at 
a cost of $350. 

*The capital stock of the chapterhouse association is $10,- 
000, divided into 400 shares of $25 each. It is the plan of 
the corporation to have the subscriber sign a note for the 
amount of stock for which he subscribes : the note to be due 
and payable ten years from date, one-tenth payable annually, 
and for each $25 paid on the principal of note the secretary 
of the association to forward to the subscriber a certificate 
for one share of stock. The active chapter started the house 
movement last spring by the sale of $1400 worth of stock 
among themselves ; this fall, on their own motion, they have 
assumed the expense of furnishing the house.' 

The chapter moved into the house the first week in Janu- 
ary, with fourteen of the nineteen members living there. 
The men have their meals in the house as well as apart- 
ments, an excellent matron has been secured, and, as one 
enthusiastic member puts it — and they are all enthusiastic, 
no doubt — 'Indiana Beta now has an ideal home.' 

* r A is the only other fraternity at Wabash possessing 
a house, having purchased one about a year ago. 


In the old days when Horace Mann and Adoniram Jud- 
son were burning nu'dnight oil in University Hall, when 
the president's well on the front campus (how many stu- 
dents can point it out today?) still had a windlass at the 
top and water at the bottom, when the middle campus was 
a ball ground (such ball!) and Lincoln Field was a swamp 
with a winding brook — in other days at Brown, the relation 


of the faculty to the students was distinctly paternal. *My 
son,' was Francis Wayland's characteristic way of address- 
ing a student. The members of the faculty were usually 
gray-haired men, chosen because of general dignity of char- 
acter and carriage, to teach any subjects which a reputable 
gentleman of the old school might be supposed to know. 
They occupied, as Oliver Wendell Holmes used to say, 'not 
a chair, but a whole settee.' 

Toward such men, the natural student attitude was that 
of profound reverence, mitigated by rebellion. Students 
were treated as children, and they proceeded to act the part 
assigned them. Their life was picturesque indeed, but 
freakish and juvenile. A network of small rules surrounded 
them — such as the direction when to remove their hats, how 
to pass through the door, and the exact fines to be paid for 
unmannerly complaints at the steward's table. 

Now paternalism in college halls has vanished. The pro- 
fessor's little platform, 'six inches above contradiction,' can 
not be carried into laboratory or seminar. He sits, or rather 
stands, among his students, a mountain climber who has 
scaled certain heights and beckons his fellow traveler on. 
For better, for worse, the fraternal conception has come, 
and come to stay. 

Who then shall look after the uncertain freshmen who, 
two hundred and more, flock to our campus each Septem- 
ber? If the paterfamilias has passed, if the old rules are 
buried in dusty boxes in the library, who shall look after 
the scores of boys who come to Rrowm each autumn from 
our country towns, with small horizons, unformed ideals, 
and conscience still in the gristle? Who shall take in hand 
the new men w-ho have always lived under the shadow of 
the university, and curiously imagine that to spend three 
hours a day in the classroom is really to go through college? 
Nobody ? 

The plain fact is that part of the functions once exercised 
by the faculty (in the days when James Manning was 'pro- 
fessor of the languages and other branches of learning') 
are now exercised, or should be, by the upper classmen. 
The men who have lived two or three years under these 
venerable elms have the right to assume, not airs of superi- 
ority and lordship, but a real responsibility for the atmos- 
phere, the tone, the traditions of our campus life. Six 
months after graduation, a student may be a member of the 


faculty or corporation, shaping the future of the university. 
Is he not entitled to do some shaping six months before the 
ribboned parchment ? 

College customs established by mass meeting may look 
queer to alumni. Whether they are wise or not will depend 
on whether thev reallv work in the interest of order or of 
anarchy. If they are established in order to be violated, 
they will speedily be abolished. But if they mean simply 
willing recognition that those who have been for years on 
our campus liave the right and duty to advise new-comers, 
they mean the truth. 

Upper classmen can preserve ancient traditions when they 
are good, and hand them down to their academic posterity. 
Upper classmen can stiffen the spinal column of many a 
wobbling freshman, and teach him the meaning of Kipling's 

'iMind you keep your ritlc and yourself jus' so.' 

Many a senior or junior has taken an irresponsible new- 
comer as a r(X)mmate out of sheer brotherlv kindness, and 
trained him till he could go alone. He has taken the boy 
who was tempted to think that a ten-cent magazine was 
literature and a ten-cent show is the drama, and made him 
feel that cheap and vulgar pabulum means a cheap and vul- 
gar mind. Again and again some of our fraternities have 
steadied and coached their younger members and saved 
them from disaster, and a fraternitv that does not habituallv 
do this has no right to exist among us. An organization 
with no sense of responsibility is an organization for which 
the university declines to be responsible. 

Upper classmen can give to the narrow man, whose 
horizon has been the village street, a wider outlook and a 
larger sympathy. It has been happily said of Abram S. 
Hewitt that he had a 'national mind.' Xo eastern man 
can have this unless he has associated with western men. 
The man who has never (mentally) lived outside of New 
England is essentially provincial, and his judgment on na- 
tional issues unsound. There is no more striking provincial- 
ism than that of men who have lived all their lives on Man- 
hattan Island, and whose ideas of Boston, Philadelphia, and 
Chicago are derived from the comic papers. The northern 
bov needs to meet the southerner — the son of the abolition- 
ist needs to know the son of the Confederate general. Half 
the benefit of college life comes from being shaken up to- 

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gether with men of various pedigrees, convictions, talents, 
and regions of the country. 

If our intellectual life at IJrown — in common with that 
of all colleges in this strenuous age — needs strengthening, 
the upper classmen are the men to do it. They can frown 
on dawdling and loafing. They can recognize the man of 
ideas as well as the man of affairs. They can brand the 

[; cheat as unfit for association with men of honor. Thev can 
leave political chicanery for pot-house politicians. . . . 

My best critic ((iod bless her!) at this point peers over 
my shoulder, and pronounces this screed t(K) long and de- 
cidedly too preachy for the Liber. Happily the editor-in- 
chief knows how to wield the shears, ancl all of us are prac- 

\ ticed in the art of forgetting ])reachments. I kit I can not 
end without saying that some of the ideals here expressed 

\ have been admirably realized by the class with which I en- 

[ tered Brown and wish alwavs to be enrolled — the class of 

[ 1903. 

[ In other days at IJrown — reversing now the telescope — 

! men yet unborn will i)ass through the \'an W'ickle gates 

' and sit in the iron chairs of old L'niversity Hall. A new 

: library will house our crowded books, a noble chapel grace 

our campus, new biological and chemical laboratories rise 

in stately lines, and Manning street be lined with university 

buildings. lUit Hrown will be judged then, as now. not by 

swimming-pools and clock towers, but by the conservative 

temper, the high ideals, and the power of leadership of its 

older students. — President //'. //. P. Faiiuee of Bro7\.ii Uni- 

Tcrsity in Liber Brnnensis. 




Syracuse chapter entertained Alpha province convention 
November 24-27, and it was a notable success. The Syra- 
cuse Daily Orange of Xovember 30 gives an excellent ac- 
count of the convention, saying: 

*One of the most successful and enthusiastic province 
conventions of l^hi Delta Theta was brought to a close last 
Thursday night by a grand banquet at the Yates. 

*On Wednesday evening a very enjoyable ball was given 
at the Empire Hall in honor of the visiting delegates. The 
hall was decorated for the occasion with fraternity emblems 
and the flags of the various colleges in the province. The 


stage was banked with palms, back of which the full univer- 
sity orchestra furnished the music for the dancers. A new 
feature of college dances, a buffet lunch, was served on the 
lower floor. Among the* guests of the ball was Dr. John 
Edwin Brown, of Columbus, Ohio, the grand president of 
the fraternity. 

^Thursday afternoon the delegates and a number of the 
friends of the local chapter among the fair sex occupied the 
first three rows at the Wieting Opera House at the matinee 
performance of "The Silver Slipper." 

'About eighty delegates and members of the fraternity 
were in attendance at the banquet on Thursday evening. 
The banquet tables w'cre set in the form of a Greek epsilon 
in honor of the Syracuse chapter, and the men on the toast 
list faced the other members. A carnation, the fraternity 
flower, was placed at every plate. The flags of the various 
colleges were hung about the banquet hall intertwined with 
the fraternity emblem. The dinner cards were unique, the 
front page showing a college student arrayed in cap and 
gown, holding up a number of college flags with his left 
hand and the fraternity shield with the other. Upon the 
shield was printed ** Alpha Province of Phi Delta Theta 
Convention," and date. Just above the shield was an en- 
graving of Crouse College, which, when lifted up, showed a 
steaming turkey on a plate. The inside pages of the card 
were devoted to the menu and toast list, and an engraving 
of the university oval was placed on the back. 

*Dr. John Balcolm Shaw, Lafayette, '85, of Xew^ York 
city, was toastmaster, and called for the following responses : 

* "Brotherhood in the Bond," J. Robert Rubin, Syracuse, 
04; "With Brains, Sir," Hon. Julius Marshall Mayer, Co- 
lumbia, ^86; "Our Government," Dr. John Edwin Brown, 
President General Council, Ohio IVesleyan, '84; "The Ideal 
Fraternity," T. M. Phetteplace, president Alpha province 
East, Broun, 99; "Tribute to Robert Morrison," Francis 
B. CuUen, Union, *c)y\ "Alumni Spirit," B. M. L. Ernst, 
president Alpha province West, Columbia, '99; "Across the 
Duty Line," A. C. Sellery, McGill, '04. .'\rthur M. Mc- 
Crillis, Broun, 97, Historian of the General Council, was 
also down for a toast but was unable to attend.' 

'Headquarters of the convention were at the Yates Hotel, 
where the business sessions were held. Tt is understood that 
a number of important matters of fraternity policy were 


passed upon. Resolutions passed and made public included 
thanks to the University and Citizens' Clubs for courtesies 
extended, and to the local chapter and alumni for kind at- 
tentions during the week.' 

'Attorney Raymond L. Skinner was chairman of the local 
committee, the other members beini^ Dr. A. E. Larkin, Dr. 
J. A. Matthews, G. G. Merry, J. A. Distin and J. T. Lane.' 

*The following is a list of delegates present : ( j. 1). Coy, 
Colby; C. K. Woodbridge, Dartmouth: 11. E. Cunningham, 
Vermont ; A. P. Newell, Williams ; \'. S. Clark, Amherst ; 
E. S. Mclntyre, Brown ; E. J. Snow, Cornell ; \V. H. Guard- 
enier, Union; Thos. Miller, Columbia; J. M. Cooper, La- 
fayette; G. S. Eppler, Gettysburg; M. (i. Uaker, Dickinson; 
H. G. Bonner, Lehigh ; C. E. Goodin, University of Penn- 
sylvania ; E. M. McElroy, Washington and Jefferson ; A. C. 
Seller>% McGill ; J. R. Rubin, Syracuse.' 

'Allegheny was the only chapter not represented. There 
were also about twentv other visitors to the convention from 
out of town. The next convention will be held at Burling- 
ton, Vt., with the University of Vermont chapter, during 
Thanksgiving week, 1905.' 


Steady convention-goers know Wardon Curtis well, and 
readers of The Scroll also are fahiiliar with his name, 
which, although it does not appear very frequently, is al- 
ways beneath a notable contribution. There are men of 
other fraternities who have reason to know him, too, for he 
is a jealous guardian of the name and interests of ^ A (s), 
and of Wisconsin Alpha, whence he was graduated in 1889. 
A dabbler in things literary since undergraduate days, Bro. 
Curtis has latterly devoted himself wholly to literary pur- 
suits, contributing articles on a wide range of subjects, in- 
cluding short pieces of fiction, humor, et cetera, to numerous 
magazines and periodicals. The ai)pearance of his first book, 
which issued from the press in October, marks a turning- 
point in his career, from which his friends, ourselves in- 
cluded, predict will come wider recognition of his talents 
and large encouragement to further effort. 

In *The Strange Adventures of Mr. Middleton,' ])ub- 
lished by Messrs. Herbert S. Stone and Company of Chi- 


cafjo, I'ro. Curtis has produced an absorbing tale, weav- 
ing a clever attmixturc of things bizarre and tilings familiar. 
Thi' thread of inter- 
est connecting the va- 
rious stories which 
make up the book re- 
vol\'es around the 
chance acquaintance 
in Chicago of Mr. 
Middleton. a briefless 
and penniless young 
barrister, with the 
hereditary emir of the 
.\rabian tribe of Al- 
\vn wlio liail come 
to the great city in 
■stTrth ot adventure. 
Iht taks art striking 
nntntion-. in the line 
of -.tor\ telling, and 
are writtin in a quick, 
engaging ';t\le. The 
hook his a fresh, 
onginai touch, and 
tiki- strong hold on 
tile mtere-it It seems to liaM. eiuglit on with the critics; 
the \i« ^ nrk 1 imc\ s.s.\G It a whole tohiiuu sa\ing, 'It is 
Iikeh to pnut oiu of thi. mnsi popular books ot the season :' 
the / u iiiiiur ".ailed it a httrirv nnsttrpute the Reader, 
,1 lrnini])li ol the bizirn iiul intongniuus rhstmctly an 
athn\cnnnt llii Chiei^o I rihiiiu whontr begins this 
book will Mini iwax his niials and Ml wp all night to finish 
It and otlurs tipnlh tHttennt, 


On a day of January a gronii of yoni 
'niversily laid their coats upon t!ie gr; 
eraiiila of their club-house, and hega' 
,ith a baseball. A carriage drove by. 

ideiitly a stranger 

grouiKls. ; 
visitor wa 

I beli 

ig men at Stanford 
ss or on the broad 
I a game of catch 
vith one passenger, 
if the nnivcr.siiy 

i-ing all that the driver told him. The 
istakabiy an En-Tlishman. He halted his 


carriage and with a genial brown-whiskered smile and broad 
accent hailed the student nearest him, begged a thousand 
pardons, and asked to be shown the ball. 

Every American newsboy knows that every .American 
baseball is covered by two equal pieces of hide, shaped like 
a figure eight. This little design was a marvel of amuse- 
ment to the frank-eyed, hearty iiritisher. Out came his 
note-book. The college men surrounded him, and took 
notes of their own, but not in a book. The tourist was a 
novelty to them as the ball had been U) him. It was lunch 
time. The driver was paid and sent away, while the tourist 
was carried, bewildered, up the steps, through the opci! 
doors of the house and led to a chair at the head of a long 
dining-table. Twenty-one college l)oys sang, while deft Chi- 
nese came and went with the courses of luncheon. 

The visitor proved himself a good fellow. ( )n demand, 
he said something of India and of Australia, which he had 
seen, but the best that he said was of .America, which he was 
beginning to see. lie boasted the (jaks of Sherwood forest 
until the twenty-one assured him that they could all sleep 
within one fragrant trunk of the sequoia. 

The topic turned to college clubs, for the traveler was 
politely curious. His note-1)ook could have been twice filled 
that afternoon. His questions were eager, often innocent 
and amusing ; and the answers were enthusiastic. He tried 
to interpret many things in terms of ( )xfnrd and Cam- 
bridge, Eton and Rugl)y — but he had stum1)Ied upon a new 

In coming to a chapterhouse of an American college 
fraternity, he had found a social institution peculiarly 

There are todav as manv as twentv-five rejirular national 
or inter-collegiate fraternities, established, roughly speak- 
ing, between the years 1820 and 1870. l^ach is named by 
two or by three Creek letters. Each is made up of local 
clubs in various colleges, some having more than sixty 
branches, while the average number is about thirty. More 
than one hundred and sixty thousand college men have 
owed their allegiance to one or another of the Creek letter 
societies. This represents only a fraction of the total num- 
ber of men who have attended college ; perhaps we may 
name thirty per cent, as a typical pro])ortion in a college of 


today. Exactly what it means to be of this minority will 
always interest college students and students of colleges. 

The chapter, or unit, of the national fraternity is gener- 
ally a club of about twenty men, who club together for 
social purposes, seeking mutual encouragement and strength 
of numbers. Where the dormitory system is strongly in- 
trenched the system of fraternity homes is not found fully 
developed, but the prevailing tendency of fraternities every- 
where is toward the chapter home — a house where its mem- 
bers eat, sleep, study, play and entertain. 

The social unit is founded on an economic principle. 
Twenty men can obtain more for their money by spending 
it together ; therefore can be more to their taste. 

The amount which men might pay individually for rent, 
or for furniture to be cast aside, will in time pay for per- 
manent lodgings, well-fitted, for rugs, lounges, portraits, 
pianos and shower baths. 

The freshman coming to college finds a dozen groups of 
men living there in homes of their own ; jolly^ energetic, 
self-respecting and mutually encouraging — a sort of self- 
constituted aristocracy. The freshman will be sought by the 
societies who consider him *good material.' No more defi- 
nite phrase can be used. The popular notion is that good 
looks, a good family, or athletic promise will win for a 
freshman his desired 'bid.' The best fraternities judge a 
man aside from his superficial qualities. Where money, or 
muscle, or clothes or cleverness alone are weighed, the 
result will be poor, for any artificial standard brings de- 
generacy. In general it is true that men can find the sort 
of companions they seek. There is a possibility of error 
during the period of rushing. This is a time of courtship. 
It can be made a time of senile flattery and fondling upon 
one side, and of truckling and deceit upon the other; or 
it may be made a period of manly and straightforward 
good-fellowship by men wlio wish to become honestly ac- 
quainted, to be known for what they are, to choose natural 
friends and to be naturally chosen. The excitement and 
rivalry of the rushing season tend to artificial friendships. 
The successful fraternity will make its courtship always 
natural, based on real friendship. You cannot make a real 
brother of a man by coming behind him unexpectedly, slap- 
ping him on the back and telling him he is elected ; nor by 
initiating children from the kindergarten. The fraternity 


which conforms its bidding to the growth of natural affec- 
tion and cdtig^niaHty will always find ideal friendship. 
Otherwise the *frat' is a social tyrant, bestowing favors 

His initiation is an event in the freshman's life. This 
ceremony is a matter of some mystery and seriousness. It 
may include a week of penance, with a bit of physical disci- 
pline where this is needed. The ceremony itself is made 
memorable. The freshman learns what the fraternity means 
and what it expects of him. A man will be impressed by 
that which he hears when he is initiated, and most fraterni- 
ties tell him the right sort of thing. 

Life in a home with congenial, enthusiastic fellow-stu- 
dents, is an inspiration. It should stand in a trinity with the 
home from which the student has come, and the home which 
he will some day found. Yet it has a peculiar charm of its 
own. He is with equals, with rivals and comrades of his 
own choosing. His twenty chums are not all of a pattern ; 
they have much in common, but they may include extremes 
of personality. Only notes of different pitch can make a 
chord. Congeniality and not similarity is the standard 
tvhich determines his companions. This can produce the 
highest social development. 

The chapter will have a double influence on the college 
man. It works for conformity, but not at any loss of indi- 
viduality. The freshman will find that he has entered a 
crowd which means to train him. He will receive much 
advice ; but he will absorb more unconsciously. He will 
imitate his fellows, because he admires them. He will con- 
form in speech, in dress, in habits. A freshman in college 
can be spotted in a dozen ways. It is the fraternity fresh- 
man who first loses this 'verdancy.' Few influences excel 
that of the fraternity house in training and in development 
of character, for good or for bad. The greatest power is 
natural toward those things which are best in the world. 
Self-conceit cannot be whipped from a man, nor can he be 
argued out of it ; but it can be dissolved by the slow force 
of fraternity life. Hypocrisy is hated by healthy young 
fellows. A selfish man, a crabbed, morose chap, or a spoiled 
pet, will find no indulgence in the chapterhouse. They will 
be frankly analyzed and criticized. The *star' freshman 
who fancies himself perfect after the rushing season soon 
awakens to the fact that he has much to learn, and comes 


heartily to wish for improvement. Very little of the so- 
called *hazing' is necessary to accomplish this result. Moral 
force is the weapon ; though it depends for effectiveness on 
a muscular delegation of sophomores. 

Freshmen well disciplined will forever through college 
realize the need of cohesion and control ; they will be most 
capable of guiding the future classes. A chapter is never 
as weak as its weakest member. The men support each 
other by his strongest quality. A chapter can assimilate 
and develop men who are deficient in one point or another. 
A Carlyle could be endured for the sake of his literary 
work. The non-grammar of Jones is coaxed out of him 
while he teaches the others to box. 

The influence of the chapter is not merely negative and 
repressive. There is a profound stimulus, a pressure for- 
ward. Every man encourages the next man's talent. The 
entire chapter will work and hope steadily for each mem- 
ber's success; whether he be football player, musician, chem- 
ist, or journalist. Every freshman is ordered to come out 
for something, be it Phi Beta Kappa, the hurdles, or the 
mandolin club. 

*Lambda Nu is everything, and every Lambda Nu is 
something,' is the sort of motto that a good chapter is apt 
to have. 

At no place can discussions be more frank, sincere and 
well meant than in a chapterhouse talk. Men may come 
from opposite sides of the continent, men differing in ex- 
perience, in political, social, religious views. College alone 
might not reconcile such elements. The largest colleges of 
America have as many circles, creeds and antagonistic units 
as the world itself. But when these elements occur in a 
small coterie founded on friendship and equality, and blend 
as they can blend in a good chapterhouse, the result is 
broadening, and uplifting to ever\' individual. One knows 
something of the Southern planter from living with his 
son three years, something of the boy from the West and 
the young Vermonter that can never be learned in casual 
meeting for study, business or society. 

Chapter life means years of family life and of business 
partnership at the same time. The fraternity man acquires 
executive power. As a freshman he learns to obey, as an 
upper classman to command. He learns the. wqrk of com- 
mittees, and he may in turn serve as a treasurer, steward 


and president. He has learned to estimate a man in a 
glance, he can force, persuade, threaten, conciHate. 

Perhaps the most noticeable influence of the average 
chapter upon its members is the social stimulus which they 
receive. The fraternities are expected naturally to take a 
lead in the social affairs of the college community. Admit- 
tance to a fraternity means that a known organization has 
stamped its approval upon a man. It follows that the boy 
who never spoke ten consecutive words to a young lady is 
corralled by his mates, encased in evening dress and carted 
off to his first reception, perhaps to make the hit of his life. 
The sporty chap who has been 'in society' since kinder- 
garten is told in just how many ways college differs from 
high school. If necessary his social strides are checked by 
his watchful frat-brothers. The trend of fraternity influ- 
ence is to make him dignified and considerate. His conver- 
sation must be as sane as is consistent with reception chat. 
He is meeting the sisters and the aunts of his brothers. It 
is not inconceivable that one's brother in college may be- 
come one's brother-in-law. 

In general the most fortunate chapter is that which has 
asked the mother of one of its members to occupy a room 
in the house and sit at the dinner table. The chapter mother 
is most appreciated in a coeducational college community. 
In this position lurk infinite possibilities for success or for 
failure. A matron with nerves or whims could become an 
ogre to a houseful of fellows, and make herself supremely 
miserable. But a wise choice is generally made, and then a 
lady of tact and dignity wins her way surely to the hearts 
of all her adopted *boys,' and her power to influence their 
lives is greater than that of any number of speaking re- 
formers. Her hands find flowers for the table and curtains 
for a bare window. She can direct the servants as to thp 
details which a man could never notice. Her advice will 
not come unasked, but it will be sought and loved. Many 
a man comes to college without having had a home of re- 
finement. He niav find it in his fraternity. 

But it is what the men do for each other that makes the 
basis of fraternity influence. Self-sacrifice and loyalty for 
the common cause is a lesson which must be learned if one 
is a good fraternity man. The attitude thus developed will 
be carried out toward college and toward the world. 

There is good and evil in fraternity life as in all else. 


The system itself is neither inherently perfect, nor inher- 
ently pernicious. A chapter may drift from its standard of 
work, and become a crowd of sports and loafers. The 
charge has been made that chapter life encourages this ; but 
that is no more true than that trade encourages cheating. 

In a poor chapter, men will send freshmen to class to take 
notes; they will devote themselves to a good time at the 
cost of work. That is not fraternity, but degeneracy. A 
young instructor who is loyal to his chapter will be espe- 
cially severe, rather than lenient, with his young frat 

It has been charged that the fraternities are a pernicious 
monopoly of social affairs. Any combination may grow be- 
yond its legitimate field, and become a trust. But a frater- 
nity which has forgotten its 'noblesse oblige' is not our 
best type. At many a college there is feud between fra- 
ternity and ^barbarian' elements. Much of this hostility is 
unreasoning. Many a freshman who hears a classmate re- 
vile the 'conceited frats* lives to see that man crown his 
senior year by joining or forming a new crowd, struggling 
for recognition. One great American university today ex- 
cludes the Greek-letter fraternities; yet Princeton is not 
without her societies, her dining clubs, her coveted distinc- 
tions, and her *hat-band' cliques and problems. The pro- 
posal of authorities at Toronto to lease land for chapter- 
house building has been opposed by Canadian writers who 
contend that only public meeting places should be allowed. 
This opposition rests on a fallacy. Any one may found a 
society to his liking. The chapter is only one sort of natural 
organization. It can do things for men that larger unwieldy 
groups cannot accomplish. 

It has been claimed that fraternity life makes a disunited 
college. Cornell, with twenty-one chapters, is a living refu- 
tation. A mass will not be less coherent because its atoms 
are grouped in molecules. The best chapters realize that 
they are a part of their college, and not apart from it. 
Through the chapters a faculty can control the student 
body, for no student willingly dishonors his fraternity. 

Hostility to fraternities is directed chiefly against the 
secrecy which surrounds most of them. Nearly all have a 
secret grip, motto, ritual and passwords. Some keep their 
publications secret. This feature of mystery has a certain 
charm. A degree of business privacy is any man's right, 


and the language of lovers is said to be sweeter because of 
a little nonsense known only to two. The feature of secrecy 
has at times been carried far beyond this point; it is evil 
when it results in Mafia pledges and a blind struggle for 
undeserved honors. Secrecy for the sake of a secret has 
today been left largely to sophomore clubs or preparatory 
school 'frats.' Most fraternity men prefer the name fra- 
ternity to that of secret society. 

One may ask, is there need of a national bond between 
these college homes? It is the national order which works 
for stability and a set purpose. New branches will be 
founded resembling the old. By annual conventions dele- 
gates meet from many colleges, and the result is eminently 
democratic and broadening. In alumni catalogues and mag- 
azines one reads the record of those who preceded him, 
successful today, prominent perhaps in public life. By an 
exchange of visits with neighboring chapters the fraternity 
man sees that men of other colleges are likewise human. 
He has a ready introduction through his pin. He need 
never feel an offishness, a hostility toward the college that 
rivals his own. 

This feeling of kinship is not limited to his own fraternity. 
To all Greeks he is a marked man. Petty jealousy remem- 
bered with a laugh and a handshake. The common sym- 
pathy of 'all Greeks' is proved in daily life, in travel, in 
every college review. It is shown in the act of the Alpha 
Tau Omega Society, which has invited men of any frater- 
nity to describe their common experience. 

As this paragraph is written, the writer looks from the 
summit of a peak in the White Mountains of New Hamp- 
shire. A trail, blazed by many a traveler, marks and makes 
easy an ascent through forest and snow. College life is a 
climb. A freshman may find rocks, ravines and underbrush. 
He may waste steps alone. Fraternity life is a blazed trail, 
leading him to one peak or to another. Men who preceded 
him have chosen their path ; indicated their standard, pro- 
vided help along the way. Moreover, a congenial number 
follows with him. Whatever destination they seek will be 
reached more surely, more pleasantly. The fraternity 
hastens evolutions, for good or for bad. It makes work and 
culture easier, or it can make dissipation and decay mor^ 
rapid. An institution with such power should be nurtured. 
Its capacity for good should be developed. The chapter- 


house at college should be studied as well as Hull House of 
the slums. It is a permanent and efficient factor in college 
life, which cannot be supplied by the haphazard of the dor- 
mitory and lunch-counter. 

The college fraternity is American. It tends to produce 
an aristocratic socialist. A man can learn through frater- 
nity life the equality of equals, and the welfare of the 
majority as well as the value of an energetic and favored 
minority. — Alpha Tan Omega Palm. 

The author of the above essay is Pletcher Bernard Wag- 
ner, A Y, a Stanford man, class of '02, now in Harvard law 
school. The essay was offered in competition for a $50 
prize given by the New York Alumni Association of A T O 
for the best essay on 'The Influences of the College Fra- 
ternity,' and won the prize. 



An interesting viewpoint from which to contemplate Phi 
Delta Theta as an entity is found in the map made by 
Franklin Sweet, Wisconsin, '93, which it is our privilege 
to present in this number of The Scroll. The geograph- 
ical limits of the fratemitv are coincident w^ith the bounda- 
ties of the United States, save in the North, where we have 
crossed the border and set foot in Canada. We have chap- 
ters on the Atlantic, and chapters on the Pacific ; on the 
Gulf, and on the Great Lakes ; in the sunny South and in 
the vigorous North ; in the populous East and in the great 
and growing West, and in the busy region in between, East 
or West, as you please. Truly are our responsibilities great, 
when we gather within our fold representatives from every 
section of this broad country. And considering their di- 
verse constituency there is a wonderful similarity among 
our chapters ; in fact, the homogeneity of the fraternity, 
long remarked by our experienced observers, is recognized 
as one of our cardinal virtues. Thus to bind together by 
additional ties groups of college-bred men in every section 
of our common country, far and near, is another end 
achieved, which is indeed worth w^iile : which marks the 
influence of Phi Delta Theta as patriotism of a lofty kind. 

We extend congratulations to our chapter at Randolph- 
Macon upon taking a chapterhouse, the first of our Virginia 
chapters to do so. Randolph-Macon is a small college, and 
our chapter there has sometimes been beset w4th the diffi- 
culties of limited membership. It has, however, given a 
noteworthy demou«traik)ri"of how- full an existence a small 
chapter could achieve, and especially in the last few years 
has given a good account of itself. The house which has 
been rented by the chapter provides room for eight to ten 

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men, which is ample for the chapter's average membership. 
This is a notable achievement for Virginia Gamma, and 
speaks more strongly than any other testimony of its career 
of usefulness. The addition of Randolph-Macon to the 
list, makes the number of our housed chapters forty-seven, 
of which twenty are owned by the chapters. This leaves 
only twenty-one chapters without houses of any kind. 
Surely our homeless brothers are stirred to renewed ef- 
forts by this latest display of pluck and enterprise. 

Alpha province had a rousing convention with 
chapter during Thanksgiving week, of which a detailed ac- 
count will be found elsewhere in this number. All chapters 
were represented save Allegheny, and a large number of 
visitors were present, including the president of the General 
Council. From the newspaper accounts and others which 
have reached us, the Syracuse brothers provided a high or- 
der of entertainment, arid made the convention a swing- 
ing success. We commend to the attention of all our prov- 
inces this excellent example. Province conventions are dis- 
tinctlv diflFerent affairs from national conventions. Thev 
make strongly for the upbuilding of inter-chapter relations ; 
more men of more chapters get to know each other well, and 
by meeting around with each chapter, all chapters get better 
known, and mutual helpfulness gets a better chance to op- 
erate. Brotherhood in the Bond of Phi Delta Theta is an 
intimate relation, and all things that work for a better un- 
derstanding of the problems besetting our fellow-members 
tend to the better realization of our fraternity's aims. 

An interesting letter which we publish frojii a Phi Delta 
Theta now attending the United Static .-IV^vaL Academy at 
Annapolis, telling of the ten members of. the fraternity now 
cadets there, suggests the thought that under present con- 
ditions, so far as we know, young men of this country who 


elect the army or navy as a life work, and go to West Point 
or Annapolis without first attending some collegiate insti- 
tution, must forego the privilege of membership in college 
fraternities. In behalf of such young men, devoting their 
lives to our country's cause, we cannot but regret that this 
is so. While the strict class lines which are a predominant 
characteristic of each of these institutions have always been 
considered to preclude the idea of a fraternity chapter as 
operated in our colleges, we observe that in many of our 
colleges where fraternities lead a highly successful exist- 
ence class lines are drawn with marked severity, though in 
none perhaps to the degree practiced in the national acade- 
mies ; and we observe further, that a man's association with 
his classmates, numbering a hundred or more, can never be 
on the intimate basis on which a fraternity man knows the 
members of his own chapter. And then there is the associa- 
tion with one's fraternity mates after college, the lack of 
which is a distinct loss. Army and navy regulations are 
strict, and great the power of tradition ; we doubt not that a 
proposition to install a chapter at West Point or Annapolis 
would meet with rigid opposition. Nevertheless, we repeat, 
we regret that our fellows entering the army and navy are 
not to know what it is to be fraternity men. 

We wonder if a majority of upper classmen realize the 
responsibilities of being upper classmen. We fear that 
some of them do not. President W. H. P. Faunce of 
Brown, in the Brown annual, Liber Brunensis, calls atten- 
tion in a telling way to the part played in these days by the 
upper classmen. We reprint the article with pleasure. It 
contains much food for thought, and we could wish that 
every upper classman in every chapter would take what is 
there said home to himself, and see how he measures up to 
the requirements. We have known upper classmen who 
have, and we have known others who have not. The organ- 
ization of our colleges today tends to put more and more of 


the control of the students into the hands of the students 
themselves, and it naturally devolves upon the older and 
more experienced among them to take the lead, and to be 
looked up to by the young and inexperienced. To be thus 
made a man of before graduation is a mark of confidence — 
indeed, a compliment — to which no thinking student can 
fail to respond. This fact of undergraduate self-control is 
one of the healthiest features of the development of Ameri- 
can-college life. 

This is the era of prizes — prize essays, prize stories, prize 
everything. Competition is the life not alone of trade; we 
compete for football and debating teams, editorial boards 
and class honors, civil place and political preferment. In- 
evitably, therefore, amid the plethora of prizes, prize-win- 
ners fail to impress from the mere fact. On the other hand 
the shadow of a prize need not obscure real merit. In this 
number of The Scroll therefore we make bold to repro- 
duce a prize essay, on 'The Influence of the College Fra- 
ternity.' This essay took a prize offered by the New York 
alumni association of Alpha Tau Omega, and was written 
by a member of Delta Upsilon, Stanford chapter, class of 
1902. We do not take space to reproduce it because we feel 
any need of defending the college fraternity; we give it 
place in our valued columns because we want to put into the 
hands of all our chapters so excellent an exposition of what 
a chapter ought to l^e. While it is barely possible in some 
quarter or other we may be thought a doting editor, yet we 
have not reached the happy stage of believing that all our 
chapters are all they ought to be. Human frailty will ex- 
hibit itself in chapters as elsewhere, and we may always 
hope to accomplish a certain amount of good by preaching 
in an agreeable way. We know of no better method in this 
matter than to point out, as the essayist has done, all the 
ways in which some chapters are making themselves useful ; 
are realizing the opportunities peculiar to the fraternity 


chapter. We commend the article to the earnest considera- 
tion of all our chapters. 

We shall hope to see the day when the efficiency of our 
alumni clubs will he increased. We have no plan in mind 
at present to suggest, but are living in the hope that as our 
roll of alumni clubs increases — formidable now at fifty- 
three — and as the clubs themselves lead a more and more 
active existence, which is the case in some quarters at least, 
there will be a plan evolved for making these organizations 
a more integral part of the fraternity. Phi Delta Theta is a 
brotherhood of college men, not of undergraduates alone, 
and members do not become ex-members upon graduation. 
On the contrary, many graduates of our acquaintance, some 
of them from away back, cling as jealously to their member- 
ship as undergraduates themselves. We graduates say that 
we are members of Phi Delta Theta ; not ii*cre members ; we 
enjoy association with our brothers in the Bond, and desire 
to perpetuate it. In our view the present scheme* of alumni 
clubs fails to give proper recognition to the alumni interest, 
and in so far falls short of the needs of the situation. 

In a recent number the Beta Theta Pi savs editorially: 

A bit of gossip is being printed in the fraternity journals to the 
effect that B 6 n and * A 6 are in a sort of a race, to see which can 
excel in the number of members and chapters ; and a gaping world is 
invited to witness the contest. We believe we speak for both frater- 
nities in stating that nothing of the kind is taking place. It happens 
that each fraternity has about the same number of chapters and their 
numerical strength does not differ much. Each fraternity has re- 
jected enough petitions for new chapters during the past ten years 
to outdistance its rival in the mere matter of numbers, and had there 
been any such feeling it would have found an expression in such ex- 
tension. The fact is, however, that each fraternity has been unusually 
slow and cautious and has issued charters only after much pressure 
and persuasion. 

The editor of the Beta Theta Pi is correct about this, of 


course. The fact that we have fewer chapters than we had 
ten years ago would indicate that we were running a very 
poor race, if, in truth, we were racing with Beta Theta Pi 
or any other fraternity in the estabHshment of chapters. 
Beta Theta Pi has only two more chapters now than in 
1893 > ^^^s also seems to be a pretty low rate of speed, when 
it comes to racing. 

L'Envoi. With this number of The Scroll the present 
editor bids farewell to his post. After one short and ardu- 
ous, but pleasant year of service in the editorial chair he 
finds he must forego its agreeable duties and give place to 
a successor. The demands of this work-a-dav world are 
pressing and multifarious ; one may turn a deaf ear for a 
time, but sooner or later he must give heed. So it is with 
the editor. A year ago we took up the lators of the editor- 
ship with zest and enthusiasm, anticipating a more intimate 
acquaintance with our chapters and colleges, and hoping to 
be able to forward the cherished cause of Phi Delta Theta 
in a manner in some degree creditable, recognizing the at- 
tractive opportunities for good work in the cause oflFered by 
the post of editor. We know we have succeeded in one di- 
rection ; we have certainly gained a largely increased ac- 
quaintance with American collegiate institutions and the 
chapters of Phi Delta Theta therein. If our hopes in the 
other direction have even in slight degree been realized, we 
shall feel happily compensated for our labors, and more 
nearly deserving of the tie which binds us to our brothers in 
the Bond. It is with keen regret we resign our present 
labors, particularly before the end of the term for which 
we were elected; yet we feel that in justice to The Scroll 
and to ourselves, our retirement is the part of wisdom. It 
would be ungrateful indeed to say farewell without some 
word of thanks to the many brothers who have given us 
their kind support and assistance. To Walter B. Palmer 
in particular we render marked appreciation ; his untiring 


zeal and wonderful resourcefulness are the marvel of his 
associates, and his labors for this journal, though unofficial 
and entirely gratuitous, are such alone as to make him a 
shining light in the service of Phi Delta Theta. 

It gives us pleasure and gratification to be able to an- 
nounce that our successor is to l)e no less distinguished a 
Phi Delta Theta than John H. DeWitt, Vanderhilt, '94, 
We have no need of introducing Brother DeWitt to the 
fraternity. His service on the general council for two 
terms, in the arduous and important office of treasurer, fol- 
lowing a preparatory term as province president, has ac- 
quainted the whole fraternity with his worth, and made him 
a well-known figure in Phi Delta Theta aflfairs. The 
Scroll also has frequently known his facile pen. Brother 
DeWitt may be described as a conservative enthusiast for 
Phi Delta Theta. He is thoroughly in sympathy with the 
present administration of the fraternity's aflfairs, and his 
appointment as editor will work for steady and harmonious 
advancement of the cause. A clear thinker, a tireless 
worker, and possessor of the highest ideals of fraternity 
usefulness. Brother DeWitt's acceptance of the editorship 
gives the fraternity cause for sincere self -congratulation. 
Another announcement it gives us very great pleasure to 
make is that Brother Walter B. Palmer has consented to 
serve as assistant editor. The import of this announcement 
will be appreciated by every one who knows anything at all 
about Phi Delta Theta; but especially will it be by those 
who have served the fraternity in official capacity, and been 
thus associated with Brother Palmer. His wondrous ac- 
tivity in fraternity work has endeared him to all who have 
known him, and we could have wished our succeeding 
Brother Editor DeWitt no better good fortune than to have 
Walter B. Palmer as associate in his new labors. 


Chapter Correspondence* 



As intimated in our last letter, our goat has been quite busy of 
late. The following signed the Bond during the fall term and are now 
introduced to their brothers for the first -time: William Horace 
Wood, medical. '04; Ernest Evelyn Sinclair, medical, '05; John 
Alexander McDonald, medical '05; Melville Louis Hibbard, science, 
'06; Alphonso Lester Sharp, science. '06; Stanley John Crocker, arts, 
'06; George Elliott Housser, arts. '06. 

Before this is read the following, of '07, will also have been duly 
initiated: Ale.xander Harold Taylor, arts; Ernest Hastings Jordan, 
science ; Charles Wales Drysdalc, arts. 

This brings our chapter strength up to twenty-one, of whom twelve 
live in the house, and fifteen gather around the table. 

A rehearsal of our sports' record is not a very brilliant one as re- 
gards victories for our teams, although none of these were weak. In 
football we managed to defeat Queen's twice, but we went down be- 
fore our other rival, Toronto, whose team did not lose an inter- 
collegiate game. Thus we had to relinquish possession of the cup 
after only one year's tenure. In the intermediate series Queen's de- 
feated McGill in the finals, and so this championship was also lost, 
although in both senior and intermediate series it was the last game 
which decided matters. In the intercollegiate sports Toronto com- 
peted against McGill at Montreal, and although we have held this 
cup for the past four years Toronto scored a surprise and a victory 
by a goodly margin of points. 

In the elections to the various offices this year, besides those pre- 
viously reported, the following brothers have been honored : Likely, 
football captain '05; McDonald, secretary-treasurer junior year; 
Landry, medical dinner committee ; Hibbard, hockey captain, science, 
'06; Crocker, vice-president arts, '06. president of sophomore year, 
class pin committee: Housser, class pin committee. Besides these 
Bro. Bell, '06, brought honor to himself by winning the Scott Exhi- 
bition of $50, the only one offered to second year Science. 

This year we have been more in touch with other chapters than 
ever before, and this contact has helped us. Bro. Sellery, '04, was 
our delegate to Alpha province convention, and he speaks loudly in 
praise of the Syracuse brothers as entertainers, to say nothing of the 
success of the convention as such. Besides, some of our brothers 
have been royally entertained at the initiation banquets of sister 
chapters. Bro. Drysdale, '04, attending that at Dartmouth November 
30, and Bros. Crowell, '04, and Hibbard, '06. that at Vermont De- 
cember 4. All report excellent times and bring back glowing and 
stimulating accounts of these chapters. We have enjoyed the visits 
of several Phis, Bro. Dr. John B. Shaw, toastmaster at the New 


York convention banquet, taking dinner with us on October 7, 
while Bro. Russel, Purdue, '03, has been spending some time in the 
city and has paid us several visits. We shall always be very glad to 
have other Phis call on us, and perhaps we can initiate them into 
some of the pleasures of a Canadian winter. 
Montreal, January 9, 1904. Lyman C. Lauchland. 


The first term of the year is well under way at Colby. The term 
wnll close December 12, a week earlier than usual, in order that the 
Grangers, who meet in the city at that time, may occupy the rooms 
in the men's dormitories. This favor was granted in return for the 
kindness and services of the Waterville Board of Trade at the time 
of the burning of North College last December. 

The football season is over, and a successful one it has been for 
Colby. In the Maine games she proved herself especially strong, 
winning from Bowdoin by a score of ii-o; from Bates, lo-o; and 
losing to Maine, 5-6. And yet it was admitted at the time of this 
latter game that Colby outplayed her opponents. Thus it is set down 
as a 'luck' game for Maine, who hold the state championship, Colby 
securing second place. Basketball practice has begun with prospects 
of a good team. 

Our annual initiation banquet was held at Hotel Gerald, Thursday 
evening, October 29. The initiates, ten in number, are as follows: 
Chester A. Grant, Freedom. Me. ; Eben E. Masterman, Wilton, Me. ; 
W^iley O. Newman, North Sullivan, Me. ; Oscar B. Peterson, Jemt- 
land, Me. ; Fred M. Pile, Wayne, Neb. ; Frederick A. Shepherd, 
Rockland, Me. ; Pcrley L. Thome, Strickland, Me. ; Elihu B. Tilton, 
Winslow, Me. ; Byron A. Wright, Danville, Vt., and Ralph B. Young, 
Waterville, Me., all of '07. Of our alumni Bros. H. C. Prince, '88; 
N. K. Fuller, '98; W. W. Drew. 02; R. A. Kane, ex-'o2; H. E. 
Pratt, '02, and C. W. Atchlcy, '03, were present at the banquet, and 
added much to the enjoyment of the occasion. 

Several honors have already been won by Phis. Bro. Frye, '05, is 
assistant business manager of the Echo, our weekly publication, and 
Bro. Chipman, '06, is an associate editor. Two new books by Bro. 
Chipman, 'Two Boys and a Dog' and 'Through an Unknown Isle*, 
were recently issued by the Saalfield Publishing Company, Akron, 
Ohio. Bro. Hoyt, '05, is an associate editor of the Oracle, our annual 
publication. Bro. Shepherd, '07, is president of his class. We were 
represented on the football team by Bros. Cotton, '05; Newman, 
'07, and Joy, '05. Bro. Cotton is manager of the track team. Bro. 
Teague, '06, is captain of the basketball team. Bro. Hoyt won the 
long distance run and will have his name and time engraved on the 
long distance cup. Bro. Emery, '06, took second place in the run 
and receives a ribbon. 

Of last year's gratluating class Bros. A. D. Cox, W. L. Glover and 
L. P. Knapp are teaching; Bro. W. M. H. Teague is representing 
the International Correspondence Schools, and Bro. C. W. Atchley is 
secretary to President Charles L. White. 

The number of men returned in each fraternity and the number 



initiated are as follows: Phi Delta Theta, 18-10; Delta Kappa 
Epsilon, 16-9; Delta Upsilon, 16-7; Zeta Psi, ii-io; Alpha Tau 
Omega, 2-1 1. Arthur L. Field. 

Waterville, November 25, 1903. 


The chinning season this year has been very successful, not only 
in the numbers pledged but in that our relations with the other fra- 
ternities have been of the friendliest nature. New Hampshire Alpha 
takes pleasure in presenting to the fraternity Bros. Arthur VV. 
Chapin, Boston, Mass. ; Howard C. Davis, Westerly, R. L ; Harry 
W. Higman, Chicago, 111., and Charles S. Howard, Oskaloosa, la., 
of the class of 1906; and of the class of 1907, Bros. Dennis L. Black, 
Nashua, N. H. ; Marsh B. Boothby, St. Louis, Mo. ; Robert C. Coch- 
rane, Somerville, Mass. ; Charles A. Fasset, Nashua, N. H. ; Thomas 
S. Field, Nashua, N. H. ; William F. Garby, Walpole, Mass. ; Wal- 
ter G. Kennedy, Ilarwichport, Mass. ; George E. Liscomb, Somer- 
ville, Mass. ; Ira H. Prouty, Keene, N. H. ; William A. Sanboni, Jr., 
Somerville, Mass. ; C. Arthur Stearns, Johnson, Vt. ; James W. Wal- 
lace, St. Louis, Mo. ; Alfred G. White, St. Louis, Mo. 

Dartmouth's football season will end on Thanksgiving Day with the 
annual game with Brown at Manchester. Thus far the season has 
been made very successful by victories over Massachusetts State Col- 
lege, Holy Cross, University of Vermont, Union, Williams, Wesleyan, 
Amherst and Harvard. The only defeat suffered so far was received 
from Princeton in a hard fought game. We are represented on the 
squad by Bro. Bankart, '06, and Chauncey W. Smith, '07 (pledged). 

The chapter has taken her fair share of honors this fall. Bros. 
Emery, '05, Thrall, '05, and Wallace, '07, won points in the inter- 
class track meet this fall. Bros. Ralph, '05, Blatner, '05. Boothby, 
*07, and White. '07, are on the mandolin club. Bro. Paul, '06, is on 
the glee club. Bro. Oakford, '06, is on the dramatic club, of which 
Bro. Gormley, '04. is the manager. 

We have had the pleasure of entertaining Bros. C. H. Gould, '92, 
and L. H. Blanchard, '97. H. B. Loder. 

Hanover, November 23, 1903. 


The medical department of the university opened November 28, 
and we have the following brothers who are taking medical work: 
Brooks, '03, Wheeler, '03, Orton, 04, and Briggs, 04. Bro. Briggs is 
also taking fourth year academic work. 

October 23 we initiated Arthur T. Appleton, A. Merriman Brown, 
Earle L. Waterman, Charles L. Ingals, Harry G. Woodward, John 
Lamberton, Clayton W. Guptil and Archibald F. Parsons. The 
first four are taking engineering course, the others, with the excep- 
tion of Parsons, taking Latin-scientific. Parsons is taking the 
course in commerce and economics. 

On November 24 Vermont Alpha gave a house warming to her 
alumni. About fifteen of them were present, and the evening was 
very pleasantly spent. Bro. McFeeters, of Dartmouth, was present 
in behalf of New Hampshire Alpha. 


Bro, Newton, '05, has been elected captain of the 'varsity football 
team for 1904. Bro. Ingals took the prize in the entrance examina- 
tion in mathematics. 

Our annuaJ initiation banquet was held December 4 at Van Ness 
House, on which occasion we were very glad to welcome Bros. 
Crowell and Hibbard from the McGill chapter. 

During the year will occur the celebration of the one hundredth 
anniversary of the founding of the university, at which time will also 
be celebrated the twenty-fifth anniversary of Vermont Alpha of Phi 
Delta Thcta. Steps are being taken by the chapter to properly ob- 
serve the latter, and we hope that every alumnus will make every 
effort to be present at both celebrations. 

Bro. Ingals, '07, was called home by the death of his father, De- 
cember 10. 

On December 2 the Medical College was destroyed by fire. The 
cause is not known, but the fire is thought to have started from a 
cigar or cigarette stub. By the efforts of the faculty, class work has 
been carried on without interruption and additional laboratories have 
been fitted up. Xehemiah A. Towne. 

Burlington, December 21, 1903. 


The college catalogue published in November furnishes some inter- 
esting statistics in regard to Williams. There are 417 men in col- 
lege, 142 of whom constitute the freshman class. The total number 
of graduates is over 4,000. 

Williams concluded a football season which was as successful as 
the available material could warrant. Captain Peabody, A T, played 
a consistently strong game throughout. O'Neill, Williams, *02, 
coached the team. Out of eleven games played we won six, lost 
four and 'tied one. Our victories were over Laureate Boat Club, 
20 to 11; M. A. C, 17 to o; Tufts, 11 to o; Syracuse, 17 to 5, and 
Hamilton, 29 to o. Harvard defeated us 17-0; Columbia, 5-0; Dart- 
mouth, 17-0, and Brown, 22-d The tie game was played with 
W^esleyan, the score being 5-5. At a post-season meeting the team 
elected Watson, '05, A X, captain for next year. In class football 
the sophomores, by playing fast football, defeated the strong fresh- 
man team by a score of 11-6. The basketball prospects are only fair, 
owing to the loss of three '03 men. 

During the third week in November the college was much aroused 
by fear of a typhoid epidemic. Within ten days eight students were 
taken down with unmistakable typhoid symptoms, among them being 
Bros. Squires, '04, and Griffin, '07. President Hopkins, however, 
took prompt measures to prevent any spread of the disease, sum- 
moning two New York experts, who immediately isolated all cases 
and decided that the cause of contagion was without the town and 
very limited. No new cases have been reported, nor have any deaths 
occurred. Bro. Griffin is now well enough to leave the infirmary, 
while Bro. Squires is recovering rapidly. 

Since the last letter Massachusetts Alpha has initiated George 
Warner Griffin, '07, of New York city. 

Bro. Northup, '04, served on the Hallowe'en senior committee. 
Bro. W. G. Newell, '05, coached the freshman football team during 


the season. Bros. Winslow and Ormsby, 07, both earned their class 
numerals in football. 

Bros. Woodruff, '04, King, '03, and Abercrombie, '05, have visited 
the chapter during the fall. Bro. A. P. Newell, '05, was the chap- 
ter's delegate to the Alpha province convention at Syracuse, where 
New York Delta gave all visiting Phis a royal welcome. Bro. 
Pruyn, '05, was the representative of the chapter at the initiation 
banquet of Massachusetts Beta. Albert P. Newell. 

VVilliamstown, December 6, 1903. 


The first term is gradually drawing to a close and examinations 
are upon us. It was thought for some time that Brown was to un- 
dergo an invasion of typhoid fever, but the epidemic, if it was one,, 
has been checked and there are only six cases in all at the present 
time, three of whom, I am sorry to state, are Phi Delta Theta men, 
Bros. Huff, 06, Kelley, '06, and Marshall, '06. Bros. Huff and Mar- 
shal are gradually convalescing, but Bro. Kellcy's condition is quite 

Bro. Mclntyre, who represented us at Syracuse, returned with 
glowing accounts of the province convention. 

We received a hasty visit from Dr. Brown, P. G. C, on November 
28. Only a few of the active chapter were present to welcome Bro. 
Brown, yet these few greatly enjoyed meeting him, and our only 
regret is that more of us could not have met him. 

The Brown Union, which has been looked forward to for two or 
three years, is now nearly completed and will be occupied next term. 
The officers who are to have the Union in hand are to be elected 
from the student body, thus making it altogether a student affair. 

The hockey team has begun its practice, as has the basketball 
team. The hockey team is composed mostly of new men, while the 
basketball team is made up wholly of last year's team, and its pros- 
pects are good. 

Brown closed her football season on Thanksgiving Day with a very 
disastrous defeat at the hands of Dartmouth, the score being 62-0. 
W^e must congratulate Dartmouth on her superb team. Brown was 
defeated by Princeton 29-0, by Harvard 29-0, and by Pennsylvania 
30-0. She won from Williams 22-0, from Vermont 24-0, and from 
Syracuse 12-5. 

Our debating team has just returned from their annual debate 
with Dartmouth, who received the decision. Bro. Mclntyre led the 
Brown team. 

The senior class elections resulted in the election of Bro. N. B. 
Judah as chairman of the class day committee and Bro. Mclntyre as 
speaker at the class tree. Bro. Huff, "06, is vice-president of his 
class. Bro. Mclntyre was also elected chairman of the celebration 
committee. B. H. Buxton. 

Providence, December 15, 1903. 



The close of ihe first lerm of Union's one hundred and eighth 
year has found New York Beta in an unusually flourishing condition. 
The university has closed a very successful football season, consider- 
ing that much of the 'varsity squad was new material and a number 
of men temporarily disabled. The final score was that of the N. Y. 
U. game — ii-o, favor of Union. 

We take great pleasure in introducing from the freshman class 
Bros. Richards, Bishop, Davidson, Waters and Elliott. We have also 
pledged one man of the class of '08. There are now fourteen men 
in the active chapter. 

A series of informal dances have been given at the house by the 
chapter, one after each football game on the campus. They have 
proved very pleasant ; but the most notable event was the celebration 
of the twentieth anniversary of the chapter on December 3. Anni- 
versary exercises were held at the house and were followed by din- 
ner, during which the chapter was presented with a handsome silk 
banner. After the anniversary ceremony the company adjourned to 
Odd Fellows' Hall to spend the rest of the evening in dancing. The 
Phis present besides the active chapter were Bros. Winne, Swankcr, 
Conover, C. F. Blessing, Lawton, Scofield, E. G. Blessing, Haga- 
dom, Adams, Nagel, Ripley, Willis, Grout, Hawn, Hays and Don- 

New York Beta is represented this year in the Allison-Foote de- 
bate by Bro. Hays, '04, with Bro. Sylvester, '06, as alternate. 

Schenectady, December 15, 1903. A. W. Lent. 


The chapter at Columbia is in a flourishing condition, and in no 
way did the excellent outlook at the beginning of the college year 
mislead us. Our rushing season has been most successful and we 
take the greatest pleasure in presenting to the fraternity in general 
four new brothers, Lawrence Ripley Clapp, '07, John L. Tonucle, '05, 
Ferris S. Hetherington, 07, and Elliot R. Alexander, '07. In addi- 
tion to these we have pledged George Norris and Gardner Talcott, 
and consider that we have with us the pick of the freshmen. Bro. 
Emil Kehrlein, of Leland Stanford, has affiliated with us, and is here 
for a seven-year course. The elder Kehrlein, also a Phi, is studying 
at the P. and S. 

All of our new men took part in the annual fall regatta on the 
Hudson. Bro. Maeder, captain of the crew, kept the freshmen on 
the water as long as the weather would permit and expects very 
shortly to start all candidates at work on the machines. 

The football team has just finished a very successful season, being 
victorious in every game played except one, that with Yale. The 
gymnasium team, captained by Bro. Ashley, and the fencing team,, 
captained by Bro. Pitou, have started work. There is a good 
nucleus of veterans in both branches of sport, and confidence is felt 
that the teams will be excellent. Bro. Benham, whose absence last 
year was greatly felt, has again entered gymnasium work. 

Our two delegates to Syracuse, Bros. Updike and T. Miller, re- 


ported a thoroughly good time and enjoyed meeting the Phis 
gathered there. Burritt Nash Wheeler. 

New York, December i, 1903. 


Since the last issue of The Scroll New York Epsilon has passed 
through one of the most enjoyable periods in her history. The 
province convention left us stronger in every way and will long be 

We have initiated into the mysteries of Phi Delta Theta Fred 
Jackson, '07, electrical engineering, of Syracuse, and Fred Perry, 
'07, scientific, Whitney Point. The scarcity of good material in the 
arts courses has caused much discussion among the different fra- 
ternities. We regret to announce the loss of Bro. Stewart Harrison, 
*o6, who has left college on account of ill health. 

The local chapter of Phi Gamma Delta entertained Phi E>elta 
Theta at a most enjoyable smoker on Wednesday evening, December 
II. This policy of inter-fraternity entertainment seems to be par- 
ticularly successful in bringing about a friendly spirit between the 

Tuesday evening, November 24, Bro. Rubin, manager of the '03 
football team, entertained its members at the chapterhouse. 

Bro. Bateman, manager of the university band, carried out very 
successfully the third annual concert at Crouse College on December 
16. At the junior prom Phi Delta Theta will be well represented. 
On the following evening, December 18, our first game of basketball 
with Yale will take place. This is the first time to our knowledge 
that Yale has sent any team to Syracuse. Bro. Twomblcy, ex-cap- 
tain, will represent us. 

A full report of the convention will be found in this issue of The 
Scroll. Harrison D. S.\nford. 

Syracuse, December 17, 1903. 


At present all attention is centered on the football game with 
Lehigh, to be played Saturday, November 21. Our only defeat this 
season was by Princeton. The score of 11 to o was far better than 
many anticipated, for the Princeton men were veterans on the grid- 
iron, while our eleven had practically been developed from new ma- 

On Founder's Day, October 21, a tablet was unveiled in Brainerd 
Hall, expressing the appreciation of the board of trustees to Bro. 
James Ren wick Hogg, '78, the donor of the building. On the same 
day the dual track and field meet between the sophomores and fresh- 
men was held, the former winning. Pennsylvania Alpha was repre- 
sented by Bro. Wilson, '06, captain of his team; Bros. McPherson, 
'07, and Welsh, '07. 

Since our last letter we have initiated three men and take pleasure 
in presenting Bro. Joseph Grubb Alexander, '06, Scranton, Pa.; 
Bro. Wallace Douglass Durrett, '07, Wallace, Kan., and Andrew 
Craig Pierce, '07, McKeesport, Pa. 


The following is the list of th« eleven fraternities at Lafayette 
with the number of men initiated this fall by each: A K E, 9; 
Z *, 3; e A X, s; S X, 5; ♦ A e, 9; ♦ K 4^, 5; X * 5; * r A, 4; 
AT, 4;S N, 6;>I' A K, 5. 

Bros. Radcliffe, '77, Allen, '94, Pierce, '99, Van Allen, '02, Isctt, '01, 
and Bushnell, '03, have visited the chapter. 

Our delegate to the province convention is Bro. Cooper, '05, with 
Bro. Hublry, '05, as alternate. John McGill Cooper. 

Easton, November 20, 1903. 


The members of Pennsylvania Beta will leave in a few days for 
their Christmas vacations. The term has been a prosperous one for 
the chapter, and the prospects for the coming year are bright. 

Bro. H. H. Kellar, 01, who is now studying law at the University 
of Pennsylvania, met with a very serious gunning accident in Octo- 
ber. As a result it is feared that he will lose the sight of one ey«. 

Bro. Trump, '05, has for some weeks been ponnned to his borne 
at Martinsburg, W. Va., by typhoid fever. He is now recovering 
rapidly and hopes to return to college at the beginning of the new 
year. Bro. Eppler, '04, represented the chapter at the Syracuse con- 
vention. He brouglu back glowing reports of Syracuse hospitality. 
Bro. Muhlenberg, 06, was recently elected assistant football manager. 
As before reporte<t,. Bro. Trump holds the position of baseball man- 
ager. Bro. Hartzell, 05, has been elected a member of the junior 
debating team. Pennsylvania Beta is well represented in the musical 
clubs by Bros. Fischer, '04, Singmastcr and Trump, '05. 

The chapter has had the pleasure lately of entertaining Bros. Judy, 
Smith, Cheesman and Benner, of Pennsylvania Epsilon, We have 
been greatly helped in our chapter meetings by the presence at dif- 
ferent times of members of the local alumni, among them Rev. 
Vaughn T. Rue, '85, Pennsylvania Epsilon, and Bros. Huber, '01, 
and Hay, '03. Bro. Rue has extended the chapter an invitation to his 
home in Gettysburg on the evening of December 17. 

Gettysburg, December 16, 1903. Paul B. Dunbar. 


Since our last letter Pennsylvania Gamma has pledged the follow- 
ing men: Paul A. Stuart, '05, Chcswick, Pa., and Stuart McD. Hen- 
derson, '08, Wilkinsburg, Pa. Mr. Stuart was sub-guard on our 
football team, and played in nearly every game. We closed the season 
with a splendid record, having lost but one game, and been scored 
on by but two teams. Among our worthiest vanquished rivals were 
Ohio Medical University, Geneva and Annapolis. 

Our annual fraternity banquet takes place on the third Friday of 
the winter term and will be held in the new Elks' Hall. 

Bro. McElroy was our representative at the province convention 
at Syracuse. Bro. Torkum, who attended Washington and Jefferson 
in his freshman year and became a Phi here, has been elected cap- 
tain of Pennsylvania State College eleven for next season. 

Bro. W. S. Grubbs, '05, will manage our football team next year. 

Washington, December 15, 1903. Horace W. Davis. 



Pennsylvania Epsilon, since her last letter, has initiated and now 
presents to the fraternity Bro. George L. Kress, of Johnstown, Pa. 
This makes our present membership nineteen. The fraternities have 
old and new membership as follows: * K 2, 15-3; * K 4^, 1 1-3; 
2 X, 8-2; Ben, 8-6; * A 6, 11-8; 2 A E, 17-4; K 2, 12-5; the 
law fraternities — A X, 9-4; 9 A *, 7-8; the sororities — * A 11, 6-9; 

9 A *, a new legal fraternity founded at Dickinson in 1903, is 
to enter Cornell, making three chapters of this fraternity, the other 
two being Dickinson, known as the Holmes chapter, and the Cooley 
chapter at the Detroit School of Law. * A 11 has been granted a 
charter by the II B * sorority, and will present nineteen candidates 
for installation, n ^, the other local sorority, is applying to K A 9 
for a charter. 

A brick house opposite the campus, that 2 X has been occupying, 
will be demolished to make room for a new lodge, the cornerstone 
of which will be laid about commencement time. * A 9 and 2 X are 
the only fraternities owning houses, 2AE, *K^, 9A* renting 
houses, while *K2, B9n,K2, AX and the sororities rent rooms. 

Our football season has closed with great satisfaction, even though 
our early games were not what they might have been. Since the 
last letter we have lost to West Point, 12-0; Annapolis, 5-0, and 
Lehigh, 17-0; but won from Mercersburg, 23-5; Franklin and Mar- 
shall, 18-6; Baltimore Medical College, 12-0; State College, 6-0; 
Ursinus, 17-0, and Lafayette, 35-0. This makes a total of seven 
^mes won and five lost, with a score in our favor of 156-78. Bro. 
Ralph Smith was manager of the team, and on it were Bros. Cramer, 
Harry Smith and Hoffman, 

Bro. Baker is president of the Comus Club and manager of the 
glee and mandolin clubs. Bro. Checsman is managing editor of The 
Dickinsonian, with Bros. Judy and E. Keeley associate editors, and 
Bro. Harry Smith assistant manager; the editor-in-chief is a 
4» K 2, elected as a barbarian. Bro. Harry Smith is assistant man- 
ager of the 1905 Microcosm. Bros. Baker and Cheesman were 
elected to membership in the Raven's Claw, the senior society. 
On the musical clubs are Bros. Spedden, Cramer, L. Smith, Judy, 
Kress and Gehring. Bro. Tomkinson, '03, is now teaching mathe- 
matics and English in the Dickinson preparatory school. Our dele- 
gate to the province convention was Bro. Baker. 

Affiliation certificates have been given Bros. Beazell, ex-*04, and 
Meek, ex-*05, the former uniting with Ohio Zeta and the latter with 
Illinois Beta. 

During the past few weeks we have been visited by Bros. Loose, 
*oi, Hoffman, '02, Appleman, '03, Haldeman, '03, Swift, ex-'04, all 
of Pennsylvania Epsilon; Bros. Singmaster, Dornberger, Fisher, and 
Muhlenburg, of Pennsylvania Beta; Bro. Treverton, of Pennsylvania 
Eta, and Bro. Newsom, '99, of Georgia Alpha. 

Carlisle, December 3, 1903. Wm. H. Cheesman. 



Since our last letter we have initiated six brothers, and it gives 
us great pleasure to introduce Bros. H. and C. Block, Peoria, 111.; 
Bilyeu, Germantown ; Hawley, Philadelphia; Stine, Toledo, Ohio; 
Allison. Wallingford. Bro. Turnbull, of Lehigh, has affiliated and 
Mr. Sawyer, of Des Moines, Iowa, is pledged. Our chapter now 
numbers thirty-eight, including the pledge, and it is the largest as 
w-ell as one of the most active chapters in the history of Pennsylvania 
Zeta. Phi Delta Theta is recognized in every phase of college life, 
and the brothers are prominently identified with college organ- 

Our football team, which opened the season under such auspicious 
circumstances, was a great disappointment. This year we had a 
great abundance of material, and the general impression is that there 
will be an upheaval in our coaching system. About fifteen brothers 
attended the Columbia- Pennsylvania game, and we were royally 
entertained by the Columbia chapter. Hallowe'en was celebrated in 
good style. The out-of-town brothers entertained their friends on 
the occasion, and the house was tastefully decorated with jack-o'- 
lanterns, cornstalks, and autumnal foliage. Last month Bros. Read, 
*oo, and Warthman, '01, were married. The active chapter was well 
represented on both occasions, and we extend our heartiest con- 
gratulations to both the brothers. 

The new engineering buildings are well under way and when 
completed Pennsylvania will have one of the most complete en- 
gineering schools in the country. 

In politics Phi Delta Theta is still in the lead. Bro. Davis is on 
the executive committee of the senior class. Bros. Bortle, W. Hardt, 
and Goodin are, respectively, president, treasurer, and member of 
executive committee of the junior class. Bros. Hawley and Bilyeu 
are, respectively, vice-president and secretary of the freshman class. 
On the college journals we are also well represented: Bros. Acker 
and B. Ludlow, editors of the American Law Register; Bro. Goodin, 
business manager, and Bros. Bruner, J. Hardt, and Bortle, editors, 
of The Pennsylvanian: Bro. Bortle, junior editor, and Bro. Goodin, 
editor, of The Red and Blue. In the fall regatta the sophomores of 
the college were victorious, with the college juniors second. In 
the winning boat Phi Delta Theta was represented by Bros. York, 
stroke and captain, Hendrie, and Appleton. Bro. Bruner was cox- 
swain of the junior crew and Bro. Hawley was substitute on the 
freshman crew. The committees for the college dances were ap- 
pointed last month. Bro. Davis is a member of the Ivy ball ; Bros. 
Goodin and Bruner of the junior ball ; Bros. A. Ludlow and Hendrie 
of the sophomore dance. 

Bro. W. Gardiner, captain of last year's crew and football team, 
was elected to the board of directors of the athletic association. 
Bro. McCarey is captain of the swimming team and a member of 
the 'varsity cross country team. Bro. Appleton is a member of the 
swimming team and the gun club. Bro. Dieterle is a member of 
the gymnastic team. Bros. Hendrie, York, and A. Ludlow played 
on the sophomore football team, which won the college champion- 
ship. The preliminary plays of the Mask and Wig Club are well 


under way, and Bros. Goodin. Conway, A. Lijdlow, and Dieterle 
have been assigned parts. The successful candidates from these 
plays are chosen for the Easter production. Bro. Bortle is a mem- 
ber of the board of government of the Mask and Wig Club. 

Bro. Keene. the president of the Phi Alpha Sigma medical fra- 
ternity, won the university prize in obstetrics. Bros. Bruner, Rich- 
ards, Tobias, and H. Block are members of the musical clubs. Bro. 
• Hall is secretary of the Cerclc Francais and of the Penn Charter 
club. Bro. Bnmer is treasurer of the engineering society. Bro. 
Dieterle is secretary of the Ewing chemical society, and a member 
of the sophomore debate committee. 

During the football season there was an attempt on the part of 
the cheer leaders to introduce an Amherst song. Considerable dis- 
cussion was aroused and Phi Delta Theta led the opposition while 
a Psi Upsilon supported the song. A mass meeting was held and Bro. 
B. Ludlow spoke on the inadvisability of taking the songs of other 
colleges. Upon the vote being taken there was a decided sentiment 
against the .song and it was not adopted. 

During the past month we have been particularly fortunate in 
having so many Phis visit us. Bro. Brown, P. G. C. paid us a 
most welcome visit. The Thanksgiving holidays brought many of 
our old brothers back, and we were glad to welcome them. Bros. 
Goodin and Allison represented us at the province convention, and 
after hearing their report the brothers regretted that they had not 
attended in a body. The college closed for the holidays with a grand 
finale at the sophomore dance. Rollin Cantwell Bortle. 

Philadelphia. December 23, 1903. 



We can justly say that our football season this year was a success. 
Although we were not victorious in all the games, the close scores 
of some we played with college and imiversity teams above our 
class, make us feel proud of our team and evidence the good train- 
ing it received. When weights are compared the scores in the 
games with Virginia and Columbian University seem almost incredi- 
ble. We were not defeated by any team of its weight during the 
entire season. 

W'e have pledged four new men, all of whom were much desired 
by the other fraternities. 

But, best of all, we are now in a chapterhouse. We moved in 
about a week ago and things are already beginning to look cozy. 
We do not own the house, but have leased it for one year. It is 
situated on the edge of the campus and at a convenient distance 
from the college lecture rooms. At present, accommodations are 
provided for eight men, but should it become necessary, room can 
be made for two more. All the apartments arc on one floor, and a 
large sitting-room in front is bright with a cheery fireplace. Any 
Phis coming to Ashland will always be welcome. 

Ashland, December 15, 1903. Richard P. Gravely. 



Washington and Lee opened September 10, with a larger attend- 
ance than for several years, there being 300 matriculates during the 
first few weeks. Under the present rigorous administration the 
university has been maJcing rapid strides. A very handsome science 
hall is being erected, which is the first of a new scheme of buildings 
for university enlargement and improvement. 

Virginia Zeta lost by graduation last year Bros. S. A. Wither- 
spoon, editor-in-chief of the Calyx, and J. W. Bagley, who was 
captain of the baseball team and president of the final ball. Bros. 
Simms, Coleman and Jenkins failed to return this year. Of the 
returning members Bros. Campbell, Mann and McBryde were on 
the ground early. We were also strengthened by the return of Bro. 
Sloan, who had not been in college for two years, and by the affilia- 
tion of Bros. P. S. White from Texas Beta, and A. D. Pettyjohn 
from Virginia Gamma. 

We have initiated five men. The chapter takes great pleasure in 
introducing to the fraternity Bros. C. F. Bagley, '07, Fayetteville, 
Tenn.; T. O. Bagley, '07, Fayetteville, Tenn.; G. W. P. Whip, '06, 
Frederick, Md. ; J. L. Colville, '07. McMinnville, Tenn., and G. R. Le 
Gore, '07, Legore, Md. 

Scarcely had we entered on our year's work when we were sad- 
dened by the sudden illness and death, from typhoid fever, of our 
beloved brother. Percy Sims White. By his open, frank, lovable 
disposition he had soon endeared himself to our hearts, and al- 
though he was with us such a short time, we had learned to love 
him, and we feel his loss very deeply. Our heartfelt sympathies 
go out to his bereaved father. 

We are glad to report that the fever which at one time threat- 
ened to become epidemic has been successfully brought imder con- 
trol by the local health officers, and there have been no new cases 
reported for more than a month. 

We were represented in football this year by Bros. Campbell, who 
starred at half back, and Bagley, who played sub-end. The team 
this year was unusually strong, meeting defeat only once during the 

The chapter recently moved into larger and more comfortable 
rooms. Before closing we wish to mention the valuable aid ren- 
dered us at the beginning of the session by Bros. Caldwell McBride, 
'96, R. G. Campbell. '98, T. M. Semmes, *o6, Dr. Thornton Whaling, 
pastor Lexington Presbyterian Church, and S. M. Walker, mayor of 
Lexington. T. Dwight Sloan. 

Lexington, November 25, 1903. 



The closing fall term has been as successful as any in the history 
of the imiversity. We played our usual football game with Virginia 
at Richmond on Thanksgiving Day, and the result was an over- 
whelming victory of 16 to o for Carolina. Bro. Donnelly played 
tackle against Bro. Council, who was formerly Carolina's star center. 

We were very glad to meet our province president, Bro. H. L. 


Walscn, in Richmond, and also several other Phis. Among them 
was Bro. Haldeman, an alumnus of Dickinson, who accompanied 
us to Chapel Hill for a few days' visit. 

Our prospects for a winning baseball team are unusually bright. 
Bro. Donnelly will represent us, and Bro. Yelverton, who was cap- 
tain of his class team, has a good chance to make his 'N. C Bro. 
Kluttz will probably represent us on one of the intercollegiate de- 
bates this spring. 

We are looking forward with great interest to receiving the 
history of * A 6. Judging from the advance sheets, it will cer- 
tainly surpass any similar publication. 

It is rumored that no annual will be issued this year by the lit- 
erary societies and fraternities. In that event the fraternities will 
probably resume their old custom of publishing a Hellenian. 

We hope to have Bros. Smathers and Winston with us during 
the next term, also a new initiate. T. F. Hickerson. 

Chapel Hill. December 19, 1903. 


Central University has just been grieved by the death of her hon- 
ored and beloved president. William Charles Roberts, D. D., LL. D., 
S. T. D. After seventy-one years of active life spent in the service 
of his God and his fellow men. Dr. Roberts departed this life on 
Friday, November 27. As an educator, Dr. Roberts was widely 
known throughout this country; as a pastor, he was reverenced at 
home and abroad; as a man he was loved for his good and noble 
life. His last communication with the students was by a letter 
writttn upon his deathbed, in which his last appeal was that they 
should ever strive to build fine and noble characters, which would 
reflect honor upon their families and credit upon their Alma Mater. 

Death has come again and taken from our midst a noble Greek, 
Bro. George W. Welsh, *gy. Bro. Welsh was one of our most 
prominent young alumni in the city, and was the only son of George 
W. Welsh, a widely-known citizen of Danville. 

Kentucky Alpha Delta has initiated another brother since our last 
letter, Walter H. Rankins. Bros. Schoolfield and Sandifer, '03, now 
in the department of law, have affiliated with the chapter. Bro. 
Dishman, however, has returned to his home at Barbourville to 
devote his time and energy to editing a newspaper there. This 
leaves the chapter with fifteen active men. 

At the auction sale of boxes for the college minstrels, Phi Delta 
Theta overbid the other fraternities and procured the choicest boxes. 
They will be decorated in our colors and graced by our sisters on 
the night of the entertainment. 

Many improvements have been made upon our hall, and we are 
proud in having the best fraternity quarters in town. The chapter 
was to have had a reception in honor of our sisters last month, but 
it was postponed on account of Bro. Welsh's death, and will be 
given some time in the near future. John M. P. Thatcher. 

Danville, December 5, 1903. 



Kentucky Epsilon now numbers fourteen men, having initiated 
one and one having retired since our last letter. Bro. Wilken was 
forced to leave college because of illness. It is with pleasure that 
we present to the fraternity Bro. Warren Viley McFerran, '07, of 
Versailles, Ky. 

Our football team was unusually successful this year, winning 
every game played but the final one, that with Kentucky University. 

1 trust it will not be out of place here to oflFer a word of explana- 
tion in regard to the last game, in which we played ringers, and 
which caused a great deal of comment. For the last few years we 
have been endeavoring to form an agreement with the university to 
play only bona fide students on athletic teams. This they have 
declined to do. In order for our season to be a financial success it 
is necessary that we play the game. We hoped that by causing a 
newspaper agitation we should be able to prevent them securing 
games with the better southern colleges and force them to the 
agreement for clean athletics. 

Patterson Hall, the new girls' dormitory, is now completed and 
presents a fine appearance. 

It has been our pleasure to have the following brothers with us 
recently: Bros. Maddock, Ohio Beta; Sandifer, Gill and Brown, of 
Kentucky Alpha-Delta. 

Bro. Richard W. Ellis, our only graduate of the class of '03, is 
with the Sturtevant Machine Co. of Boston. 

The following is a list of the memberships of the fraternities in 
the college, followed by the number initiated by each this year: 

2 A E, 20-7; K A. 17-3; K 2, 18-7; S X. 12-5; n K A, 14-4; 2 N, 
12-5, and * A 6, 14-8. * A has four pledged men. 

Lexington, December 30, 1903. R. H. Barclay. 


The football team closed a successful season on Thanksgiving 
Day by defeating our old rival, Sewanee, 1 1-5. We won every 
game except that with Cumberland, the first game of the season, 
which we lost by the score of 6-0, and a draw game with Texas, 5-5. 
Sewanee defeated Cumberland, however, and in the opinion of ex- 
perts Vanderbilt has the best claim to the Southern championship. 
Bros. Tigert and Bryan played regularly on the team as half-backs, 
Bro. J. T. Howell, at end and half-back, played in a majority of the 
games, and Bro. Manier was a substitute. Bro. Tigert has been 
unanimously elected captain for next year. 

The basketball team, with Bro. Tigert as captain, has begun prac- 
tice and prospects are good. 

Though we have our share of athletic honors, we are not behind- 
hand in other lines. Bros. Tigert and Cornelius have been initiated 
into Phi Beta Kappa to date, being the only men of the senior 
class to receive this honor. Bro. Dobbs has been elected one of the 
speakers for the annual inter-society oratorical contest, the winner 
of which represents Vanderbilt in the inter-collegiate contest to be 
held in this city next spring. Bro. M. B. Howell is vice-president 


of the freshman class, and Bros. Wright and Montgomery are on 
the glee club. 

Bro. Weller has returned home and will probably not be back this 

On the evening of December ii, the chapter enjoyed the hos- 
pitality of two of our most loyal alumni. Bros. W. R. and J. W. 
Manier, at a game supper. The fraternity colors and emblems were 
artistically in evidence in the decorations and throughout the courses. 
Other alumni present were Bros. J. H. DeWitt, '94, A. E, Howell, 
'82, W. H. Witt, '87, and J. R. West, 'So. The occasion was in 
every way delightful, and the chapter feels itself benefited in more 
ways than one. Adolphe F. Nye. 

Nashville, December 14, 1903. 


Our year closed December jo, and the men of Sewanoc are scat- 
tered to the four quarters of the United States, to reassemble March 
20, 1904. While the winter holiday is in many ways pleasanter than 
the ordinary summer vacation it is not calculated to aid the re- 
porter in his task. The Scroll is published bi-monthly, from 
October to June; the University of the South is closed from De- 
cember 20 to March 20, — allowing the reporter four letters, one of 
which must be written on the eve of departure during the throes 
of examinations, and another when he has just returned to the 
mountain and ought to be busy meeting old friends. 

I have never seen a pessimistic letter in The Scroll; in fact, I 
do not believe the editor would publish one. Our sixty-eight 
reporters seem blessed with a divine optimism, and if we some- 
times stretch our consciences it is in a good cause. The present 
letter is to be no exception. The past year really has been a very 
successful and a very pleasant one for the Sewanee chapter, and 
it is with sincere regret that we consign it to the days which are 
no more. 

In our rushing of the past two terms we were fortunate enough 
to secure five out of the six men asked: A. W. Barlow, Hope, 
Arkansas; L. P. Brooks, Sewanee, Tennessee; E. Kirby- Smith, 
Sewanee, Tennessee; Malcolm Lockhart, Selma, Alabama; T. W. 
Palmer, Fernandina, Florida. 

Our representatives on the football team were Bros. L. Kirby- 
Smith (captain), M. A. Watkins, and E. Kirby-Smith. In his 
capacity as athletic editor of The Purple, Bro. Williams accompanied 
the team on all its trips. 

The following elections have taken place : As representatives in 
the Pan-Hellenic. Bros. Abranis, Brown and Williams; as associate 
editor of The Literary Magazine, Bro. Brown; as secretary Sigma 
Epsilon literary society. Bro. Ellerbe; as member of Sopherim, Bro. 
Brown ; as member of the Neographic Club, Bro. Ellerbe. 

The chapterhouse has been improved by the addition of a new 
book-case and a collection of pennants. It is our desire to obtain a 
pennant from every college where Phi Delta Theta is represented, 
and to hang sixty-eight on the walls of our historic little house. For 
the idea and the success with which it has met we are indebted to 
Miss Hodgson, and I take this opportunity to express our thanks 


to her and to my brother reporters who have been so prompt in 
exchanging pennants. 

By the addition of the house and lot adjoining our old one, we 
have secured a situation at once convenient and attractive. We hope 
to begin building a stone chapterhouse in the spring. The present 
house is to be used for billiards and pool only. 

Sewanee as a university has progressed. Two stone buildings — 
a chapel and a gymnasium — are in process of construction. It is 
said that the gymnasium is to be the best equipped in the South. 
While the attendance in the medical department for the past year 
shows a decrease in numbers, that of the academic department 
shows an increase of one-third. This is regarded as most encour- 

As far as I know the championship of the South in football cannot 
be awarded this year. In the opinion of many, Sewanee has as much 
right to it as any one. The season's scores are as follows, Sewanee's 
being lirst in each case: 23, Mooney o; 6, Cumberland o; 52, Ten- 
nessee Mcds o; 47, Auburn o; 23, University of Alabama o; 6, Uni- 
versity of Nashville o; 17, University of Tennessee o; 5, Vander- 
bilt 10. P.AUL Lee Ellerbe. 

Birmingham, Alabama, December. 



The rushing season has been over for some time and Georgia 
Alpha has settled down to the usual routine with a chapter of 
fourteen men. In college honors so far this season we feel that 
we have had our share. 

Bro. Hopkins has been elected to Sphinx, a college club composed 
of men who have distinguished themselves in the literary life of the 
university or on the athletic field; he has also been elected mana;ger 
of the Georgian, the monthly magazine of the university, as well as 
editor-in-chief of the college annual. He has served a term as 
athletic editor of the Red and Black, the college weekly, and was a 
member of the debating teams which won from the University of 
the South at Sewanee. 

Bro. Askew has been elected president of the class of 1905, and 
also a member of the junior social club. Bro. Richter is secretary 
of the athletic association. Bro. Parks represented us on the foot- 
ball field. Besides these honors several brothers hold offices in 
classes, clubs, etc. 

Since our last letter we have had the great pleasure of a visit 
from Bro. Arthur McCrillis, historian of the general council. Bro. 
McCrillis was accompanied by his wife, but the chapter did not 
know at the time that they were on their wedding tour. They 
remained in the city but a few hours, but visited the chapterhouse. 

We have also been visited during the past month by Bros. New- 
som and King. Walter O. Marshburn. 

Athens, December 15, 1903. 



As bright as were Georgia Beta's prospects at the beginning of 
the term, still brighter have been the accomplishments of our chap- 
ter in every phase of college life. We can only boast of having held 
the enviable record which has been and continues to be a criterion 
to the fraternity world at Emory. 

Bro. Brown has been elected Dux of the sophomore class, Bro. 
Paage manager of the baseball team, and Bro. Rayne manager of 
junior football teahi. 

* A 9 has been ably represented on the gridiron this season. 
On the sophomore team wc had Bros. Quillain, Cox, King, and Bro. 
Christani, assistant coach; on the junior team, Bros. Rayne, Tar- 
button and Thomas; on the senior team was Bro. Richardson. 

We are contemplating issuing an annual chapter letter, which has 
been neglected previously. 

We have several fine men under contemplation for after the holi- 
days. Wales W. Thomas. 

Oxford, December 19, 1903. 


The approaching Christmas will find the University of Alabama 
in a most prosperous condition. The enrollment of students is next 
to the largest since the war, and there is a sympathy between the 
authorities and students which bodes well for the future of the 

Despite the fact that the football team won only three games out 
of seven played, the student body is more than satisfied with the 
results of the season as one of our victories was over the Alabama 
Polytechnic Institute, an old rival with a supremacy on the gridiron 
of ten years* standing. Alabama Alpha was represented on the team 
by Bros. Clark, full-back; Oates, guard, and McQueen, tackle. 

We take pleasure in introducing Bro. Pettus Lee, '07, of Marion, 

In baseball our prospects are very bright, as we have seven old 
'varsity men back and plenty of good new material. We hope again 
to win the championship of the South in this branch of athletics. 
There w-ill in all probability be a Phi representative on the team, 
as we have several likely contestants for places. 

Bro. Oates has been chosen to look after the juniors on the Corolla 
board for i903-'04. 

The chapter has been reduced in the number of active members 
to twenty-one by the resignation of two members : Bro. McQueen, 
being appointed disciplinarian of Barrox, was required by the laws 
of the university to resign active membership. Bro. Finch has left 
college. Jas. H. Kirkpatrick. 

L^niversity. December 14, 1903. 


Since our last report to The Scroll we have initiated Bro. L. W. 
Pierce, '03, of Montgomery. Ala. Bro. Pierce is a post-graduate 
in electrical and mechanical engineering. This gives the chapter a 
membership of sixteen. 


We are still working on our chapterhouse proposition and pros- 
pects seem bright for erection of a house at an early date. 

Our past football season was not altogether a success. For the 
first time in several years we lost to Alabama. We defeated L. S. U. 
12 to o. afid Georgia Tech. by a score of 10 to o, Bro. W. G. 
Boyd making two drop kicks from field. * A 9 was represented 
on the team by Bro. Boyd, and by Bro. Chambers as assistant 
manager. Bro. Pierce played a steady game at end throughout the 

The present enrollment of the college is the largest in its history^ 
and is expected to reach over 500 after the Christmas holidays. 

Auburn, December 15, 1903. J. Seaborn Boyd. 



The school term just closing is one of the most prosperous that 
Miami has ever had. A large increase in attendance, and the crea- 
tion of new departments and a more complete equipment of those 
already established, have contributed much to the success the uni- 
versity is at present enjoying. During the present term there has 
been a great literary revival in the institution. Having but one 
literary society last year, we now have four, all of which are in 
a prosperous condition. An inter-society contest is soon to be held^ 
the winner of which will represent Miami in a district contest. 
This contest, in turn, will be a preliminary for the national ora- 
torical contest which will be held in St. Louis during the world's 
fair there in 1904. 

In all affairs of the institution, in which the student body bore 
a part, Phis have been active. In athletics we have been very for- 
tunate. On the football team we were represented by Bros. Reed,. 
Blickensderfer, Hartle and Mr. Newman. Bro. Reed, as right half- 
back, made an unusually good record during the season, which 
stands him well in hand for the captaincy of next year's team. As 
right end, Bro. Blickensderfer made an excellent showing. Because 
of a broken collar bone, Bro. Hartle was compelled to withdraw 
from the game early in the season. His previous record, however^ 
showed him to be one of the coming football stars of the university. 
In literary affairs the Phis have been none the less prominent. 
We took a very active part in the reorganization of the Miami 
Union Literary Society, of which Bros. Harrison and Swing were 
notable members, and secured the presidency. In the inter-society 
contest, to be held January 8, we are to be represented by Bro. 
Smith and Mr. Newman. 

Ohio Alpha takes great pleasure in introducing to our brothers 
in the bond, Bros. Hartle, Whipple, Everett and Burkhardt, whom 
we have initiated since our last writing. To our list of pledges we 
have added the names of Messrs. O'Byme and Stevenson. 

The chapter had a very delightful visit recently from Bro. Shaw, 
of Eaton, Ohio. Bro. Penn, of Kokomo, Ind., was also a guest of 
the chapter. Howard S. Smith. 

Oxford, December 15, 1903. 



The term just closing has been an unusually quiet one at Ohio 
Wesleyan. Most of the interest was centered in the football team 
and now that the season is over attention is being directed toward 
debate. The debate with Western Reserve and the oratorical con- 
test will both be held here this year. 

Our football team, while not a success as to number of games 
won, deserves considerable credit when all the conditions are con- 
sidered. Following are the scores, Ohio Wesleyan being mentioned 
first in each case: 19, Miami 6; o, Medics 26; 7, Marietta 6; 0, 
Oberlin 39; 61, Otterbein 6; 24, Reserve 11; 38, Kenyon 17; 6, Case 
29; 6, O. S. U. 29. After the Oberlin game a radical shaking up 
occurred and better results were secured. Coach Place has been 
greatly praised for the results following his work. At the election 
held today Bro. Rardin was elected football captain for the season 
of 1904. 

In debate Ohio Beta seems to have as good a chance as ever. 
Bros. Anderson, Morrow and Prout were chosen with nine others, 
at the second preliminary, to compete for the first and second 
teams. These teams will be chosen at the final preliminary next 
Monday night. 

Since our last letter we have initiated John Wesley Pontius, '06, 
Andrew Prout, '07, C. C. Brown, '07. We have pledged D. A. Mor- 
row and R. D. Morrow, '07, Campbellstown, Ohio. 

On the faculty we have Bro. Redrup, '04, assistant in geology. 
Bro. Hutchinson has been elected president of the senior lecture 
course committee for 1904 and 1905. 

On Saturday evening, December 5, an informal reception was 
tendered our new men, and a characteristic Phi time was enjoyed. 
Bro. C. C. Whitney, '02, was with us on this occasion. 

The date of the province convention has not yet been definitely 
fixed, but we hope to have it occur about Easter time. 

Delaware, December 7, 1903. Will H. Mitchell. 


Since our last letter to The Scroll we have pledged James 
Luttrell, of San Luis Obispo, Cal. This gives Ohio Gamma a 
total of eleven men. Beta Theta Pi initiated three men, and have 
nine in all. Delta Tau Delta has a chapter of thirteen. 

The football team was not very successful, partly on account of 
not having an experienced coach to develop the green material. 

On October 31, Ohio Gamma entertained her lady friends and 
alumni with a Hallowe'en party. 

We received pleasant visits during the past two months from 
Bro. McMasters, '91, Columbus, Ohio; Bro. Gold, '02, Sedalia, Mo.; 
and Bro. Casto, '01, Parkersburg, W. Va. Bro. Thomas A. Jones, 
'81, has recently married and has moved from Jackson, Ohio, to 
Marietta, Ohio. On November 9 Bro. Charles Blake was married 
to Miss Adeline Myers at Washington, D. C. John Preston. 

Athens, December 15, 1903. 



Since our last letter we have initiated Bro. Kirk Donavin, of 
Columbus, whom we take great pleasure in introducing to the fra- 

The football season was, on the whole, satisfactory, but we lost the 
one game which we most desired to win. The basketball team has 
won its first game, and promises to be belter than ever, as all of last 
year's team is back and there are several promising new men. We 
have four men out for the track team, which is beginning in-door 

The chapter gave the first of its informal dances about a month 
ago, at which quite a few of the alumni were present. 

Bro. H, P. Humphrey, '04, has been elected president of the 
Ceramics association, while Bro. Nedrick Reynolds, '06, is treasurer 
of the same organization. 

Bro. J. B. Ballou, our province president, paid us a short visit last 
week. Bro. C. C. Wise, '02, Cleveland, Ohio; Bro. J. L. A. Connors, 
Purdue University, and Bro. A. Shallcross Hard, '01, have also been 
at the chapterhouse lately. E. D. Royon. 

Columbus, December 14. 1903. 


Christmas lime finds Ohio Ela in a most prosperous condition, 
financially and fraternally. 

The football season just past has been a string of victories such as 
no other Case team has enjoyed. Our team met and defeated every 
one of the other teams of this state composing the Big Six — Ober- 
lin, Ohio State, Kenyon, Delaware and Western Reserve University. 
Last year we secured state championship honors, and when the past 
season was new, the unanimous cry of the students was for the same 
laurels. When the season closed Case had scored 245 points against 
her opponents' 11. [This does not include the annual game with 
Michigan, the score this year being, Case o, Michigan 31.] The 
lowest score made against any team of the state was greater than the 
sum of scores made by all the state teams against Case. This score 
was 12 to o, with Ohio State University. 

To Bro. Cadle, '04, captain of this team, no small credit should be 
given. Bro. Cadle has played in every game occurring since he 
entered the school four years ago. He has never been laid out in 
any of these games during this time. As captain of the champion- 
ship team he has led not alone in management, but as a player, his 
fine work exciting general commendation. He was unanimously 
chosen to play his position, right tackle, on the all-Ohio team. 

Bro. Charlesworth, '04, who has played the position of left guard 
in every game but one since he entered the institution four years ago, 
has outclassed all his opponents and was chosen for the all-Ohio 
team. Bro. Resch, '05, full-back on the 'varsity the past two years, 
was unanimously chosen for the same position on the all-Ohios. 
Bros. Steiner, 05, Thomas. 05, Baker, '06, and Schroeder, 07. never 
failed to make their distance when called upon to carry the ball. 

Case is the last of the Big Six colleges to organize a basketball 
team. As we have no place suitable for practicing, the work is being 


done at the Y. M. C. A. down town. Games have been 
arranged with the best teams in the state, and though young in the 
business we anticipated a successful season. Bros. Vicary, '06, 
Thomas, 05, Resch, '05, and Booth, '07, are practicing on the squad. 

The fraternities in the school have organized a bowling league. 
Teams from each fraternity must meet in three match games. Bro. 
De Forest, '04, is captain of our team, and with him are Bros. 
Charlesworth, 04, Resch, 05, Baker, '06, and Willard, '07. No 
match games have yet been played. 

The members of the musical clubs have been selected and rehears- 
als arc being held regularly. The material for the clubs is much 
above the average this year. Besides the regular concerts in Cleve- 
land, several will be given in neighboring towns during a week's trip 
in March. The fraternity is represented by Bro. Cadle, leader of the 
glee club ; Bros. Dutton, '04, Charlesworth, '04, Schroeder, '07, Bark- 
dull, '07, and Hickok, '05. 

The social season for the chapter opened last month with an 
enjoyable affair, there being about forty-five couples present. It 
being the date of the Case-Wcslcyan game, the members from Ohio 
Beta were invited to spend the evening with us, but connections with 
trains made it impossible for them to stay. We hope, however, to be 
able to entertain Ohio Beta at some other more convenient time. It 
is our intention to make these aflfairs as attractive as possible to the 

On Thanksgiving evening - the local fraternity Phi Alpha Chi 
passed out of existence with the installation of Beta Phi chapter of 
Kappa Sigma. Phi Alpha Chi was organized a little over a year ago. 
Its members are to be congratulated upon the results of their work to 
secure a national charter. 

A new honorary senior society, known as Skull and Bones, has 
been started at Case. It is a secret organization, with the object 
mainly of friendship and good-fellowship. Bros. Cadle, De Forest 
and Miller are among the charter members. F. L. Hickok. 

Cleveland, December 7, 1903. 


The regular fall initiation of Michigan Alpha was held on the 
night of November 6. We present William H. Fitrst. Chicago; 
Lewis S. Miner, Chicago; George R. Morrison, Oak Park, III.; 
John S. Curtis. Pueblo, Colo. : Parke H. McMullcn, Grand Rapids, 
Mich.; Howard D. Davis. Toledo, Ohio; Harry G. W^ills. Toledo, 
Ohio, and Charles H. Perrin. Jr., Molinc, 111. All arc first year 
students with the exception of Bro. Miner, who is a senior in the 
literary department. He expects to enter the law department next 

Bro. Curtis was awarded his M at the end of the football season. 
He played tackle and was one of the strongest and most consistent 
men on the team. The following men played on their class football 
teams: Bro. L. S. Miner, '04; Bro. C. H. Upmeyer, '04: Bro. M. 
L. Cushman, '06, and Bro. R. M. Lane, '06. Bro. A. E. Kusterer 
is leader of the 'varsity mandolin club and is on the invitation 
committee of the junior hop. Bro. C. C. Kusterer is on both the 
mandolin and banjo clubs and is a member of the interscholastic 


committee. Bro. R. W. Mc Mullen is financial secretary of the ath- 
letic association. 

On the night of December 17 we had our Christmas dinner and 
tree. The Phis on the facuhy, together with all the Phis in college, 
were in attendance. After the presents were distributed everybody 
'loosened up' and the time was spent most enjoyably in singing 
songs and having a good time in general. 

At the beginning of the football season the prospects for a cham- 
pionship team were rather gloomy, because of the loss of seven of 
the old men. Coach Yost, however, was equal to the occasion, and 
succeeded not only in turning out a team which won the champion- 
ship of the West for the third successive time, but one of the best 
teams Michigan has ever seen. The prospects for next year are un- 
usually bright, as most of this year's team will return to college. 

The chapter has received from the librarian a number of old 
Scrolls, which form a valuable addition to our library. The chap- 
ter is very grateful to the librarian. We still lack all of Volumes I 
and II, Volume III. No. 9; Volume IV, No. 7; Volume V, No. i 
and supplement ; Volume X, No. 4, and Volume XIV, supplement. 

The house is now completely finished and the new furniture has 
been put in place. The house will be dedicated by a 'housewarm- 
ing* on March 15, the date of the annual banquet. The chapter is 
ver>' proud of its new home and cordially invites all Phis to visit 
us. Carl H. Upmeyer. 

Ann Apbor. January 5, 1904. 



With this term Indiana University closes one of the most success- 
ful years in its history. The enrollment is larger than ever before. 
A number of new buildings and departments have been added. The 
university has won all possible honors in oratory and debate, and its 
athletic record is one any school should be proud of. 

Five new professional departments have been established in the 
university. These new courses are journalism, commerce, manual 
training, architecture and medicine. By grouping work already given 
in the departments of English, history, economics and philosophy, 
and by adding a series of lectures by practical journalists of this 
state, the course in journalism will be equal to that offered in any 
school in the country. By grouping courses in fine arts, physics, 
mathematics and mechanics and the addition of a course in mechan- 
ical drawing, the departments of architecture and manual training 
will be made possible. 

The course in medicine has been fixed at two years. 

The site has been selected for the new law library, which will be 
one of the largest in the state, and will add much to this growing 

Bro. Shaw is on the board of control of the co-operative associa- 
tion; Bro. Long is on the Arbutus board, and Bro. Smith on the 
board of the publishing association. Bro. Long has also recently been 
appointed baseball manager for the coming season. 


Of last year's men. Bro. Markle has entered Swarthmore, having 
received a scholarship at that institution. Bros. Ayers and Cronin 
are in business at Hartford City. Ind. Bro. Kennedy, who received 
a government appointment last spring, was compelled to resign and 
return to his home on account of sickness. 

Bro. Shaw, president of Strut and Fret dramatic society, is to put 
on a student minstrel during the coming term. He has received 
many requests to repeat the successful performance of last year. 

Indiana was ver>' successful in football this year. Eight of the 
'varsity were placed on the all -Indiana team. Bro. Shirk has re- 
turned to finish his term's work. The fracture of a collar-bone in 
the Chicago- Indiana football, game placed him in the doctor's care 
for six weeks. 

Much newspaper comment was evoked by the alleged war between 
the fraternities at Indiana University. This war was mostly news- 
paper talk, and caused more comment outside the university than in. 
The trouble arose over college politics. Phi Delta Theta. Sig^a Xu 
and Kappa Sigma were successful in having their men elected to 
office. The disappointed fraternities tried to persuade the sororities 
to blacklist the successful ones. The attempt failed, and all is quiet 
again. Phi Delta Theta has always taken a correct stand in college 
politics here and has nothing to fear from any of the other fra- 

The university is prospering under the administration of our new 
president, William Lowe Bryan. He is a man well fitted for the 
place and has gained the friendship of the entire student body. 

Since my last letter we have initiated William Seers, of this city. 
Bro. Seers is one among many men in this city whom we have won 
over other fraternities. J. H.xrvev Smith. 

Bloomington. December 14, 1903. 


The spiking season at Wabash opened November i, and Indiana 
Beta has not been the loser by the agreement to defer spiking until 
that time. In fact, the advantage has been decidedly ours, as is 
evinced by the other fraternities here being unfavorable to the 
same agreement next year. * A B has pledged from the freshmen 
class Marion S. Leaning, of Goshen ; Clarence B. Gwynn, of Terre 
Haute ; Morgan Bogue, of Mishawaka ; Edgar S. Fleming, of Fort 
Wayne; Glenn Henry and Frank Symnies, of Crawfordsville. Bros. 
Reed (pledged last year), Henry and Symmes were initiated last 

Indiana Beta has been very careful this year in selecting her men, 
and we feel that we have pledged men who were built for good, 
loyal Phis. All are very active men in college and class circles. 

The new chapterhouse was opened on January i. and we now 
have every room full. As yet the house has not been thrown open 
to visitors, but our 'house warming' will doubtless occur near the 
middle of the term. On December 10 we gave a pillow shower in 
our hall and our friends responded even more loyally than we dared 
hope. This was the last function in the quarters which Indiana 
Beta has occupied ever since fraternity halls have been rented at 


J'he college has continued its rapid rise during the past term. 
Our football team scored 276 points against our opponents' 56. 

Our first game of !)asketball was a victory of 34-26 over Rose 
Polytechnic. Bros. Henry and Reed arc on the five. Bros. Boulton 
and Loop are also on the squad. The college gym is being remod- 
eled in order to give more floor space for basketball. 

The fraternities have memberships as follows: Beta Theta Pi, 9; 
Delta Tau Delta, 14; Kappa Sigma, 10; Phi Gamma Delta, 19; Phi 
Delta Theta, 21. R. D. Schrckk. 

Crawfordsville, January 10, 1904. 


Since the last writing we have pledged Harry Vanarsdale. of 
Whiteland, Ind., who will be a valuable addition to our chapter. 
Bro. Bachelor, who was out of c<illege the fall term, will be with us 
again after the vacation. 

The football team of which Bro. Webb was captain defeated 
Hanover and Rose Polytechnic Institute, and lost to Earlham and 
Wabash, thus winning third place in the Indiana athletic league. 
There were five Phis on the team, and at the end of the season 
Bro. Silvers was chosen captain for next year. Five of the mem- 
bers of this year's team graduate, but some excellent new material 
was developed and the prospects for next season are encouraging. 

At the meeting of the athletic association, of which Bro. Demming 
is treasurer, Bro. Neal was chosen business manager of the '04 foot- 
ball team, and Bro. Sellars business manager of the baseball team, 
of which Bro. W^ebb is captain. At that meeting a movement was 
.started which, if carried out. will be a great help to athletics. It is 
proposed to add one dollar per term to the tuition fee. the money 
thus raised to be u^cd for athletics, thus putting the department on 
a firm basis and providing for the better equipment of teams. Bro. 
Jewett was appointed representative on the Indiana athletic league 
board and was elected president at the first meeting of the board. 
Bro. Witt has been elected representative on the state oratorical 
board. In the primary oratorical contest Bro. Hall was the winner, 
defeating a man of two years" experience at Dennison University, 
and will represent the college in the state contest at Indianapolis. 

Numrous stag functions have been given during the term, and on 
the evening of December 17 about three hundred of our friends 
were entertained at our annual fall reception in the chapter rooms. 

Franklin. January 7. 1904. Frank A. Witt. 


A number of informal social functions given by Indiana Epsilon 
during the present term have given pleasure to her many loyal 
friends. The principal party of the term was held in the chapter 
hall on November 4. 

The chapter, with resident alumni, will hold our annual banquet 
on Januar>' 15. at the Madison Hotel, in Madison. Ind. 

At the fall election in athletics, Bro. Hatfield was chosen manager 
of the baseball team and Bro. Newton manager of the track team. 

The success of the football team for the past season was suddenly 


blighted by the death of one of the 'varsity players, Frank Shank- 
lin, B 9 II, whose death was the result of injuries sustained in a 
practice game. In respect to Mr. Shanklin and his parents the team 

The basketball squad have developed an exceedingly strong team 
and hope to make an excellent showing in the schedule arranged 
for them by Bro. Patty. 

In the literary society contest, which takes place next term, Bro. 
Sipe will appear as orator for the Philalethean society, while Bro. 
Snyder will represent the Union Literary society. Bro. Sipe spoke 
on the junior exhibition, a compliment to his college work. 

From the reports of the chapterhouse committee the chapter bids 
fair to be in a house by spring. It depends largely on the support 
we receive from our alumni. E. W. Newton. 

Hanover, January 7, 1904. 


With December 22 De Pauw closes one of the most prosperous fall 
terms in years. The formal inauguration of Dr. Edwin H. Hughes 
took place December 6 to 9, inclusive. With the inauguration of Dr. 
Hughes a new era of prosperity for De Pauw is hoped for. The 
university now stands on a better footing financially than ever 
before, and new life has been developed in every department. The 
physics, chemistry and mathematics departments, which have been 
crowded for space and laboratory facilities, are now comfortably 
located in the new laboratory building, where there is sufficient 
room and equipment. The department of rhetoric and oratory has 
expanded, and an extra professor added. A department of elocu- 
tion has also been established. 

The inter-fraternity spirit and feeling this fall has been more 
pleasant than in the past few years, and lines have not been drawn 
so closely as heretofore. With few exceptions, namely, A K E and 
* K 4', the fraternities arc stronger in number than last year. *Ktir 
still leads the list with nineteen active men. * A is next with six- 
teen. A T A is the smallest, with only eight. The others range be- 
tween ten and fourteen. 

Indiana Zeta has enjoyed a prosperous term and has been repre- 
sented in most of the university enterprises. Since our last letter 
Bro. Vansant has been elected delegate to the state oratorical associa- 
tion. Bro. Devers entered the preliminary oratorical contest, receiv- 
ing second place. The chapter had no representative on the football 
team. Bro. Devers was elected to the board of the Mirage, the col- 
lege annual, but owing to lack of time was compelled to resign. 

The chapterhouse fund received some valuable additions from vis- 
iting alumni during the inauguration ceremonies. 

The following are the initiates of this year : Dale Cartwright and 
Donald Hall, Portland, Ind. ; Herbert Jones, Shelbyville, Ind. ; For- 
rest Beyer, Kendallville, Ind.; Earl Beyer, Rochester, Ind.; Glenn 
Hawthorne, Wingate, Ind. 

During the inauguration period there was an alumni reunion at 
the chapterhouse, at which the following alumni were present : 
Dr. G. F. Keeper, '87 ; C. W. Smith, '93 ; A. P. Burnside, '82 ; Frank 


A. Preston, '94; Frank W. Foxworthy, '94; Francis E. Stults, '98, 
and Smith C. Matson, *94. Ray C. Hawthorne. 

Greencastle, December 20, 1903. 


Since the writing of our last letter a deep calamity has come upon 
Purdue and brought to all her sons a season of sorrow and depres- 
sion. The effect of the accident at Indianapolis at the beginning of a 
day full of spirit and anticipation can be imagined in a large part, 
at least, by all college men, but the full force of the blow can be 
most readily appreciated by Brother Phis and by those who know 
the feeling when death breaks the bond. 

From that time on a marked change has been evident about the 
university, for the common tie of sorrow has kindled a deeper spirit 
of college brotherhood and a truer love for one's alma mater. In- 
deed, we feel that the time is not far off when we shall see an out- 
ward growth and feel a newer life as the direct outcome of this 
period of mourning. 

The effect of the wreck was distributed throughout all the univer- 
sity organizations, and though Phi Delta Theta was conspicuously 
affected no fraternity or society entirely escaped. In the death of 
Bro. Robertson wc lost an example of truest manhood, and all who 
knew him loved him as a brother. By his death Phi Delta Theta 
everywhere has suffered. We are glad, however, to announce that 
Bros. I. H. Long and Hawthorne, and Mr. D. H. Long, pledged, are 
with us again, and that Bro. S. V. B. Miller has improved to such a 
degree that his removal from the hospital is expected before another 

We wish at this time to express to all chapters our deepest appre- 
ciation of their kind notes of sympathy which came to us at the time 
of the wreck and to thank them most sincerely for their messages of 
brotherly love. Never before had the meaning of the bond been made 
so evident. 

Since the holidays all members of our chapter have returned, and 
with the new year college festivities have reopened. Much attention 
is now being given to basketball, which has just begun its schedule, 
the first game of the season having been played and won. O. F. 
Cutts, who was engaged during the past season in the capacity of 
football coach, has been engaged by the athletic association as ath- 
letic director for the ensuing year. Under his leadership much is 
expected, and a higher standard and better quality of athletics is 
looked for. The subscriptions for the Memorial Gymnasium, to be 
Suilt as a monument to those who lost their life in the recent acci- 
dent, are steadily coming in, and through the efforts of the alumni 
and the Lafayette citizens' committee the realization of a one hun- 
dred thousand dollar gymnasium is practically assured. 

The Pan-Council is endeavoring to secure the permission of the 
faculty to initiate pledges at some date earlier than April i, which has 
heretofore been the ruling. The outcome of the effort is uncertain. 

Bros. B. B. Minor, '04, and E. R. Johnson, '04. were compelled to 
leave the university in October on account of ill health. It is doubt- 
ful that they shall be able to return this year. 

We take great pleasure in announcing the marriage of Bro. Llew- 


ellyn Williams, Jr., oi, to Miss Luetta Jane Ross, of Lafayette, which 
occurred November 25. 

Indiana Theta has been fortunate in having visits from numerous 
alumni during the past year. Samuel G. Clifford. 

West Lafayette. January 11, 1904, 



Since our last letter Illinois Alpha has initiated Ned Conley, Larry 
Barker, Leon Hebblethwaite, all of Evanston ; Elmer Albritton, of 
Williamsport. Pa.; Flint Bondurant, of Cairo, III., and Harold 
Romans, of Denison, Iowa. Max Murdock is pledged and Herbert 
White, of Evailston, will enter college and be initiated the second 
semester. Bro. Chauncey Colton. of Dartmouth, has been affiliated 
with us. Our chapter now has eighteen active members, the largest 
number that Illinois Alpha has had for some years. 

Northwestern closed a very successful football season. We have 
only one defeat to our discredit, and that by an eastern team. Coach. 
McCornack has done wonders for the team and has won for himself 
a place in the hearts of all the students because of his qualities as a 
coach and a gentleman. Bro. Allen was unanimously elected captain 
for next year. 

For several years the Northwestern students have been disap- 
pointed by the false rumors concerning a new gymnasium. But the 
combined efforts of President James and prominent alumni have 
made it reasonable for us to hope. They have assured us that in a 
year from present writing we shall be able to enjoy the advantages 
of the much needed and much hoped for gymnasium. 

It has been very unfortunate for the university at large that the 
professional schools have been located in Chicago. This separation 
of the departments has made it very difficult to induce men to come 
to Evanston for athletic training. But our president, coach and 
director of athletics have succeeded in interesting the professional 
students. There is a noticeable increase of college spirit and closer 
relations have been established between the college of liberal arts 
and the professional schools. 

This fall Illinois Alpha has been most unfortunate in losing by 
death one of her most beloved alumni, Bro. James Stoll. A detailed 
account of his life will appear in a later edition of The Scroll. 

Prof. George W. Hough, one of the most famous members of 
Northwestern's faculty, and an astronomical authority the world 
over, has just been elected to associate membership in the Royal 
Astronomical Society of London. This is one of the greatest honors 
that can be granted to an astronomer, and Northwestern can well be 
proud of her old and honored professor. Olin A. Wakeman. 

Evanston. December 15, 1903. 


The university has, in the completion of the group of buildings 
known to the student body as the tower group, added not only some- 
thing to her attractiveness, but has given the students a general 


assembling place. The group includes Hutchinson Hall, the Tower^ 
and the Reynolds Club. Hutchinson Hall is given over wholly to 
the men for a dining hall ; the Tower, copied from the Magdalene 
Tower at Oxford, may be used for trophies captured by our athletic 
teams, and the Reynolds Club contains a library for general reading 
matter, such as magazines, periodicals and newspapers, a billiard hall, 
bowling alleys and committee rooms for student organizations. A 
student club has been formed, to be known as the Reynolds Club, 
the members of which have the privilege of the use of the library, 
billiard hall and alleys. This club is the most important of the stu- 
dent organizations, and will no doubt aid in building up a closer 
fellowship among the student body. 

Among Illinois Beta's prominent men in university activities are 
A. C. Ellsworth, captain of the football team ; Speik. Ahlsweede, 
Catlin and Nordcnholt (the latter a pledge), team-mates. Bros. 
Sheldon and Harper are assisting in the coaching. O. B. Wyman 
is managing editor of the Daily Maroon, and Thomas J. Meek rep- 
resents the university in the Hamilton oratorical contest. 

Illinois Beta was prevented from attending in a body the banquet 
given in honor of Gen. John C. Black and Judge F. A. Smith on 
the evening of October 28. We who were not needed at Madison to 
play football were present and enjoyed a must pleasant and profit- 
able evening. The speeches were good, and Bro. Dick Little was 
there with his usual supply of witty remarks, which he used to good 

Our younger alumni have become so scattered of late that it has 
been almost impossible to keep in touch with them. Bros. Sheldon 
and Harper are both assisting in coaching the football men at the 
university; Bro. Minor has a position at Waukegan as chemist for 
the American Glucose Company ; Bro. Lybrand is in Indianapolis 
with the Star as assistant sporting editor; Bro. McLeish has a posi- 
tion in New York city in Wanamaker's store. Bro. Dick Little has 
been sick with typhoid fever for nearly two weeks. At last reports 
he was 'doing his best to get well,' so he said. A. R. Nowels. 

Chicago, November zy, 1903. 


Since our last letter to The Scroll several new additions have 
been made to the chapter-roll of Illinois Delta. On the evening of 
November 13 four men were initiated, and the chapter takes pleas- 
ure in introducing to the fraternity Bros. Harry O. Snyder, Areola, 
111. ; James G. Porter. New Salem, Pa. ; Harold Spinner, Galesburg, 
111., and Ward Mariner, Galesburg, 111. The initiation was also 
made the occasion of a pleasant banquet in Spahr's hall. There have, 
furthermore, been three men pledged: Harry Ehrhart, Areola, 111.; 
Franklin C. Howell, Iberia, Mo., and S. Gale Lawrie, Niles, Mich. 

From the honors which have been bestowed on various ones of 
our members, it will be seen that 4> A G is taking a prominent part 
in Knox life. All five of our seniors, Bros. Heinly, Williamson, 
Booz, Allison and Sheffert, are in the senior play, taking leading 
parts. On December 2 pledge I*". C. Howell was chosen captain of 
the '04 football team, and about a week later Bro. Egerton was with- 
out opposition made manager of next year's football team. 


Knox has also had the honor of winning one of the four places 
on the oratorical contest of the Hamilton Club of Chicago. The 
contest is to take place early in January, the competing schools in 
the preliminaries having been seven of the large universities and 
Knox College. 

One of the most delightful fraternity functions occurring at Knox 
for some time past was the pan-hellenic smoker given by Illinois 
Delta at their house, December 5, to the members of the other fra- 
ternities in college. This idea of inter-fraternity entertainment is 
new at Knox, but it seems quite generally felt that * A 9 has done 
much toward bringing about more cordial relations between the va- 
rious fraternities at Knox. 

On November 31 the chapter gave an enjoyable party in Central 

We wish to thank Nebraska Alpha for the kind treatment given 
to the brothers on the fooball team during its recent visit in Lincoln, 
and to extend to the members of that chapter, and to all Phis, our 
invitation to visit us when in town. Kellogg D. McClelland. 

Galesburg, December 15, 1903. 


The chapter early in the year settled down to constructive work, 
giving its main attention to making the new men proficient in fra- 
ternity duties and duly appreciative of the fraternity spirit. Toward 
the close of the fall term Bros. Brown, Justus, Alvord and Skinner, 
all of the freshman class, were initiated, making a chapter of ten 
active men and two pledges. The older men look with gratification 
upon the integral strength given the chapter by unity and the un- 
usual aptitude of the new men in grasping the spirit and taking hold 
of the work. As much responsibility is being put upon the new 
men as is consistent with the present needs of the chapter. This has 
seemed the proper policy to pursue in order to insure the strength 
of the returning chapter next year, in view of the fact that five of 
the older men are candidates for graduation. 

The football season ended with a glorious record for Lombard. 
She was not defeated by any institution of her class, and her goal 
line was crossed only once, Washington University having that 
honor on a fluke. Decisive victories were won over Monmouth, 
Knox, Washington University and the Peoria Socials. Five Phis 
won their *L' on the gridiron : Bros. Andreen, Jansen, Ayars, Jus- 
tus and Alford. This success in athletics has set a higher standard 
throughout the whole college life. Its effect is seen in the work of 
the literary societies and in other lines. 

The seniors recently won a decisive victory over the juniors when 
the *04 colors were first shown to the world. Frank C. Avars. 

Galesburg, December 20, 1903. 


The state legislature at its last session appropriated over $900,000 
to the university, the engineering and agricultural departments receiv- 
ing the largest amounts. The equipment of every branch of the 
engineering department is being improved, and a new department 


has been organized for advanced research in engineering lines. New 
and extensive sione barns are to be erected for the agricultural de- 
partment and are to be good specimens of architecture. The contract 
for a woman's building has been let. More land has been bought by 
the university, and when the plan has been completely worked out 
Burril avenue will run through the center of the campus, with the 
buildings on either side. 

Illinois Eta has now a membership of twenty-nine, and two 
pledges. Storm Crie, of Chicago, and John Hazelwood were initi- 
ated in December. Bros. Martin and Lewie Hertz, of Chicago, will 
not return after the holidays. 

A banquet was given at the chapterhouse on Thanksgiving even- 
ing, the guests being the young ladies who were to attend the party 
given later in the evening. Our annual party is to be held on Feb- 
ruary 12, and we cordially invite all our alumni and other Phis to 
attend the party, and also the banquet on the following evening. 

Illinois Eta is represented in many lines of university life. Bros. 
Rothgeb and Hazelwood are on the 'varsity football team. We have 
three men on the class teams, three on the glee and mandolin clubs 
and junior and sophomore class presidents. 

The alumni housebuilding association has been incorporated under 
the state laws, officers elected and by-laws adopted. The chapter- 
house building project is in the hands of a board of control consist- 
ing of three alumni and two members of the active chapter. 

Champaign, December 21, 1903. F. W. Cutler. 


The University of Wisconsin will, no doubt, make more rapid 
advancement under the policy of its new president, C. R. Van Rise, 
than it has in most preceding years. President Van Hise has ex- 
pressed himself as advocating the dormitory system, and attempts 
will be made to secure donations to this end from other sources 
than the state. The erection of a new $100,000 chemistry building 
will be commenced shortly. This will prove a valuable addition, 
since the present building furnishes but poor accommodations to the 
large number of students taking the course. 

The tournament games of the newly organized inter-fraternity 
chess and bowling clubs are well under way, and the indications are 
that the clubs will become permanent organizations. 

Wisconsin Alpha has been unfortunate in the loss of two active 
members this fall. Bro. James A. Walker, '04, of Rockford, 111., 
who entered college this fall to complete his course in engineering, 
after having been absent for two years because of poor health, was 
again obliged to leave a short time after the opening of school. 
Bro. Robert L. Grant, '04, of Milwaukee, who has been suffering 
with pleurisy during the past month, has given up his work and will 
spend the winter in the South. One of our pledged men, Roumaine 
Tolles, of Eau Claire, Wis., was unable to enter this fall and take 
the work which he desired, because of a deficiency in his required 
preparatory work. The chapter recently entertained and pledged 
Paul G. Hawley, of Aurora, 111., thus increasing the number of 
pledged men who will enter college next fall. 

Bro. Chester B. Roberts, '06, has been elected manager of the 


university basketball team, and Bro. Jesse Higbee. law '05, ha^ beerr 
initiated into the honorary law fraternity of Phi Delta Phi. Bro. 
Horatio G. Winslow, '04, editor-in-chief of The Sphinx, the uni- 
versity comic paper, has been chosen associate editor of the Wiscon- 
sin Literary Magazine, a new publication which will be issued 
within the next month. Those of the brothers who have received 
class numerals for football work this fall are Chester B. Roberts 
and Clyde E. Osborne, '06, and Arthur G. Sullivan, 07. Bro. George 
Pritchard, '05, is a member of the junior prom, committee. 

'The Strange Adventures of Mr. Middleton.' by Bro. Wardon 
Allan Curtis, *8q, has recently left the hands of the publishers. 
Herbert Stone & Co., of Chicago, and been placed on sale. The 
book has met with very favorable criticism. Bro. Allen L. Colton, 
a charter member of Michigan Alpha, holds the position of quiz- 
master in physics this year at Wisconsin. 

The chapter has lately received announcements of the marriages of 
Bro. Nelson J. Wilcox, 01. of St. Paul, Minn., and Bro. William H. 
Mann. '97, of Chicago. Walter I. Sleep. 

Madison, December 20, 1903. 


Since the last issue of The Scroll Minnesota Alpha has initiated 
two new men, Bros.. George Muller and Oliver Andricsen. 

The junior ball, to occur January 29, is the all-absorbing function 
in every one's mind at present. Phi Delta Theta is well represented 
in this year's' organization, the following brothers holding office : 
Bradley Gibson, treasurer: James Armstrong, refreshment commit- 
tee; Edmund Parker, printing committee, and Elmer Bisbee, press 

The university dramatic club has made a lour through six towns 
in the state, meeting with great success everywhere. The club- 
spent the week following Christmas visiting Rochester, Winona, 
Red Wing, Owatonna. Willmar and Litchfield. Bro. Brown is 
president of the club. 

Bro. Feisbcrg has recently been initiated into Nu Sigma Nu, 
medical, and Bro. Chase into Delta Chi, law. Bro. Chase has also 
been elected to Song and Stein, an inter- fraternity senior society. 
Bro. Parker is first-sergeant in the battalion. 

Minnesota Alpha is taking active measures towards building a 
chapterhouse; every member of the active chapter has signed notes, 
as well as a number of ahnnni. Two thousand five hundred dollars 
have been subscribed and although our present home is roomy and 
comfortable, yet we hope that this season will end our renting and see 
us in a chapterhouse of our own. 

Bro. .\rmstrong is on the track team, and Bro. Zanner is pitcher 
on the indoor baseball team. 

Several of our younger alumni who left college last spring are 
engaged in bu>iness near Minneapolis. Among these are Bro. George 
Honene, who is a dentist at Lanesboro; and Bro. J. M. Powell, with 
the James Quirk Milling Co., at Waterviile. Bro. Sovvle, '03. is in 
Denver, Colo., looking after mining interests which he controls 
there. Cyrus Brown. 

Miimeapolis, January 5, 1904. 



Missouri Alpha takes pleasure in introducing two new Phis who 
were initiated since our last letter, Bros. Walter C. Logan, of Han- 
nibal. Mo., and Henry Stephens, of Kansas City. Mr. T. Wilson 
Switzler, of Omaha. Neb., is a new pledge. 

Bro. David Robertson left school in October to accept a position 
with the Illinois Glass Co.. at Alton, 111. Bro. A. S. Neilson, of 
Nebraska Alpha, has accepted an instructorship in the university, 
and has been in the chapterhouse since November. Bro. Eby Ryley 
expects to enter school soon after the holidays. We are expecting 
other good men back, both thtn and at the beginning of the second 

The chapter has recently been honored by the election of another 
of its members to * A 4», the honorary law fraternity. Bro. R. S. 
Houck's election gives us two men in that fraternity this year, they 
being our only two upper-classtuen in the law department. Bro. 
J. V. Hewitt was chosen representative of the Athenean debating 
society in the proposed oratorical league of universities of the Mis- 
souri Valley. Bro. Logan is president of the freshman engineers, 
and Bros. Secord and Ridge are president and vice-president of the 
'07 academics. Mr. Robert T. Branham (pledge) was captain of his 
class football team. 

It is rather late to say anything about football results here this 
year, but friends of the university will be glad to know that Coach 
McLean will, unless something unforeseen occurs, be with us again 
next year. Our chapter was very unfortunate on the gridiron this 
season. Of the five men we had on the squad four were compelled 
to stop practice on account of sickness or broken limbs. 

In the university improvement and progress are evident every- 
where. The alumni committee is making commendable effort to kin- 
dle true 'varsity spirit in every alumnus. All the larger towns in the 
state now have alumni clubs, and, in addition, the state has been 
divided into sections, each with its organized club. In the same 
manner the student body is being organized, and already there are 
the St. Louis Club, the Southwest Missouri Club, the St. Joseph 
Club, and others. The work of grading and filling in parts of the 
campus has gone on steadily notwithstanding the cold weather. 
Granitoid walks and terraces along the street will add greatly to the 
already beautiful campus. Ground will be broken in the spring 
for several new buildings. 

We wish to acknowledge with pleasure visits from many old 
Phis, both of our own and sister chapters. We hope that none will 
pass through Columbia without paying us a visit. 

Columbia, December 18, 1903. R. D. Gordon. 


Since our last letter has occurred one of the most important 
events in the history of Westminster College, the celebration of the 
semicentennial of its founding. Several hundred alumni were pres- 
ent, and the celebration coincident with the meeting of the northern 
and southern synods of the Presbyterian church, made the occasion 
one not soon to be forgotten. Dr. John H. MacCracken, of New 


York University, former president of Westminster, to whose untir- 
ing zeal the institution owes so much, was a guest of the college. 

About thirty alumni of Missouri Beta were present, and the active 
chapter thoroughly enjoyed meeting the old men. It gave us great 
pleasure to have the alumni assist us in the initiation of Bro. Charles 
A. Calvird, '07, of Clinton, Mo. 

In football Westminster has been most successful. Although 
severely crippled by the loss of Bro. Seibert, captain and left half, 
the team won a majority of its games. On October 23 we gained a 
signal victory over William Jewell College, the score being 11 to 6, 
Our last game, with Central College, will occur Thanksgiving Day. 
On the team are Bros. Nesbitt, Soule, Calvird and Miller. 

Missouri Beta is now comfortably located in a new hall, having 
lately removed to quarters over the Red Cross drug store. The 
change aflfords us a much larger and more desirable hall for our 
weekly meetings and initiations. 

On Saturday, November 21, occurred the death of Judge John A. 
Hockaday, president of the board of trustees of Westminster Col- 
lege. Judge Hockaday was foremost in everything pertaining to the 
college, and Westminster sustains a severe loss in his death. 

The present membership of the fraternities here is as follows, the 
number of new men being in parenthesis: K A, n (3); B 9 IT, 
10 (2) ; * A e, 14 (5). W. A. SouLE. 

Fulton, November 23, 1903. 


Missouri Gamma takes pleasure in introducing five new brothers 
to the fraternity, Bros. Randolph, Fisher, Edwards and Reader, all 
of '07, and Dodd, who is a special. We also have two men pledged, 
Messrs. Rippley and Rembcrt, who we expect to initiate during the 

The chapter is in excellent condition in every respect. We find 
opposition growing in the other fraternities, especially in some of the 
recently organized chapters. On account of their large membership 
they are able to cause us some trouble in elections, but so far all the 
men they have gotten into office have been highly incapable, which 
is more harmful than beneficial to their purposes. 

Missouri Gamma gives a smoker New Year's night to her alum- 
ni, to which any visiting Phis will be heartily welcome. 

Washington University had a very successful football season this 
year and made a better showing in that line than we have for some 
seasons past. Great credit is due to Coach Boynton. 

Work is now under way to bring the literary society here up to 
the proper standards. The society has been in rather a poor condi- 
tion owing to lack of general interest, but it is being taken up by 
some good men, and we have no doubt that they will make some- 
thing out of it. 

Bro. Eliot is editor-in-chief of the coming year book, and he and 
his assistants have been at work on it for several weeks now. Our 
first annual was published last year, and although the book itself was 
very satisfactory, the management was unbusinesslike and altogether 
unsatisfactory. G. L. Allen, Jr. 

St. Louis, December 14, 1903. 



The growth of the University of Kansas has been more rapid 
during the past five years than at any other period of its existence. 
During that time two new buildings have been erected and work 
will soon commence on a third, which will give the space required 
by the increased attendance. The advisability of establishing a 
school of journalism is now under consideration, but nothing definite 
has yet taken place. 

On October 12 we initiated Bro. Wirt G. McCarty, Emporia, Kan., 
and have since pledged Frank Relihan, Smith Centre, Kan. 

Our honor roll is exceptionally long this year and many positions 
of distinction have fallen to us. Bros. Neff and Shaw are on the 
Kansas University Weekly executive board. Bro. Flint is president 
of the engineering class. Bro. H. Relihan is treasurer of the sopho- 
more class. Bro. Herrick took the leading part in the dramatic club's 
presentation of 'Alabama.' Bros. Moses and De Lano are members 
of * A * (law), and Bros. Sexton, Henser and Moses were elected 
to 6 N E. 'Ks' were awarded to Bros. Cooke and Fleishman for 
work on the football team. This makes eight letters awarded to 
members of Kansas Alpha out of the sixteen held by fraternity men. 

About the middle of November Bro. Charles JF. Lamkin, president 
of Zeta province, favored us with a short visit, which every member 
of the chapter recalls with pleasure. One very enjoyable feature of 
his visit was the installation of a chapter of 2 n A. We hope Bro. 
Lamkin will come oftener and stay longer. We were also pleased 
to receive a visit from several of the Nebraska Alpha chapter, who 
attended the Kansas-Nebraska football game November 14. General 
John C. Black honored us with a visit early in the fall, and we have 
also entertained two of our own alumni, Captain E. L. Glasgow and 
Lieutenant E. H. Agnew, who are stationed at Fort Leavenworth. 

Fifteen members of the chapter attended the annual Thanksgiving 
banquet at Kansas City, November 26. This was also the election 
meeting of the Kansas City alumni club, and Bro. Fred Seddon, 
'03, was made secretary. 

There is a decided increase in numerical strength among the fra- 
ternities over last year and all occupy houses for the first time since 
fraternities entered the institution. The number enrolled by each 
chapter here is as follows: B 9 11, 22; * T A, 16; 2 A E, 20; S X, 
27; 2 N, 15; A T n, 20; * K 4^, 17, and * A 9, 21. 

Lawrence, December 10, 1903. John L. Starkie. 


The university has just finished another season of football with a 
record hard to beat, our goal being only twice crossed. The Illinois 
team was so well pleased with the treatment received while at Lin- 
coln that they have decided to play here again next Thanksgiving. 

About fifteen Phis went to Lawrence to witness the Kansas-Ne- 
braska game, and were royally entertained by the brothers of Kansas 
Alpha. Going to Kansas and seeing the house there has started the 
chapterhouse question with Nebraska, it has opened our eyes to 
the fact that we must own our house in the near future to insure big 
improvements in our chapter. 


One of the newest things in the pan-hellenic circles here was a 
banquet in honor of the football team, where some two hundred 
fraternity men gathered, singing songs, giving the college cheers 
and hearing toasts from our coach and former captains. This is one 
of the most effective steps ever taken to get the freshmen of the dif- 
ferent fraternities acquainted. The hall was decorated with foot- 
balls and the university colors. The banquet will doubtless be an 
annual affair hereafter. 

Michigan, the crack team of the 'big nine' for the last two years, 
has proposed a game with Nebraska, whose record for the past two 
seasons has been so brilliant. Charles Stuart. 

Lincoln, December 4, 1903. 


Colorado Alpha wishes to introduce to the fraternity Bros. Fer- 
guson, '07, Bakersfield, Cal. ; Tiffany, '07, Longmont, Colo., and 
Annis, '07, Fort Collins. Colo., who have been initiated since our last 
letter to The Scroll. We now have sixteen active men, with thir- 
teen in the chapterhouse. 

The football squad has just completed a very successful season, 
having easily won the state championship. Kansas defeated us by 
a score of 12 to 11, and Nebraska, 31 to o. Thanksgiving the Mis- 
souri School of Mines was defeated at Boulder by a score of 39 
to o in thirty-nine minutes of play, and was so crippled that the 
game had to be called four minutes after the opening of the second 
half. Bros. Cook and Fleishman, of the Kansas team, and Black, 
of the Missouri School of Mines team, visited the chapter. 

Bro. Annis is playing on the basketball team, and Bro. Strayer is 
captain of the baseball team. 

The university feels deeply the loss occasioned by the deaths of 
Dr. Allin and Prof. Crouch. Prof. Green, late of Cornell, has taken 
charge of the mechanical engineering department. Dr. Ramaley has 
just left for the far East on a year's leave of absence to make a study 
of the animal life found there. Louis G. Keller. 

Boulder, December 17, 1903. 



Mississippi Alpha must begin her first letter of the season with an 
apology for not having a letter in the October Scroll. We lost nine 
men by graduation last year, one of whom returned this year to 
take law. Bro. Magruder left school early last session to accept a 
position as civil engineer on the road from Natchez to the gulf. 
Bro. Barrett, '05, went to Vanderbilt. Bro. Ethridge, '05, married 
during the middle of the session. Bros. Draw, McCool and Bour- 
deaux could not return this fall, but expect to be back again next 
year. We were much weakened by this loss, having returned but 
four men, Bros. Henry, J. S. and W. G. Yerger and Kimbrough. 
However, we have won our full share of victories over our rivals, 
and take great pleasure in presenting to the fraternity Bros. Robert 


Somerville, Frank L. Fair, Arthur A. Howze, Fred M. Witty, Mau- 
rice Bray and Edward C. Coleman. This gives us a chapter of ten, 
and Bros. Bern Price and F. Z. Brown will be with us after Christ- 

On the football team we had more men than any other fraternity. 
Our representatives on the 'varsity were Bros. Fair, left end; J. S. 
Yerger, full back; Kimbrough, left half, while Bros. W. G. Yerger 
and Somerville were subs. Bro. Fair is also manager and captain of 
the freshman class baseball team. Bro. Somerville is manager and 
captain of the freshman football team, while Bros. Coleman and J. 
S. Yerger are vice-president and chaplain of that class. Bro. Kim- 
brough is manager and captain of field sports. 

On the magazine board are Bros. Henry and Kimbrough. Bro. 
Henry is also a member of the board of control of the athletic asso- 

A number of honors taken during the latter part of last session, 
which have never been reported to The Scroll, are herewith noted. 

It is customary for the five highest men in law to write theses in 
competition for a set of law books valued at $200, given by the 
Edward Thompson Publishing Company. Out of these five men 
♦ A 9 had three, Bros. Bourdeau.x winning the books and Bros. 
Whittington and Sawyer tying for second place. Bro. Bourdeaux 
was elected valedictorian, but declined, and Bro. Whittington was 
appointed by the faculty in his place. Bro. Whittington having been 
elected anniversarian, declined, and Bro. Sawyer was chosen in his 
place. Bros. Bourdeaux, Adams and Whittington were also selected 
by the faculty as commencement speakers. Bro. Henry won the 
English prize oflfered for the best short story, and also spoke in the 
senior debate. Bro. Kimbrough won second freshman medal in the 
declamatory contest. On field day Bro. J. S. Yerger won second 
place in the pole vault and in the half-mile run. Bro. Kimbrough 
won the pole vault, hop, step and jump, high jump, and second place 
in the 120-yard hurdle, and in the shotput. O. L. Kimbrough. 

December 3, 1903. 


Since our last letter we have initiated two men, Bro. W. H. How- 
cott, '07, and Bro. E. Denis, '07. Louisiana Alpha is in a flourishing 
condition, and before the year is over expects to accomplish great 

In the football season just finished Tulane made a better showing 
than was expected. Opening the season with a very weak team, she 
steadily gained strength, holding Cumberland down to ^ to 0, and 
on Thanksgiving Day we beat Richmond 18-5. Wc closed the season 
with Mississippi H. and M. in a tie game. 

The following fraternities are at 'Julane: K A, 2 A E, K 2, 2 X, 
A T n, * A 0, A T Jl, * K 2, 2 N, A K E and II K A. II K A was 
installed in the early part of October, and is the latest addition to the 
Greek world. J. H. Lewis. 

New Orleans, December 12, 1903. 



Since our last letter we have initiated no new men, but have given 
the co-eds the field for a while, during which lime they have organ- 
ized two sororities (local). The Alpha Deltas were the first to an- 
nounce their existence, and were followed shortly by the Delta Phis. 

Not only have the co-eds been busy on their own account, but 
their kindness has been manifested to the brothers of Texas Gamma 
more than ever. Phi sisters, both of the town and of the university, 
have beautified our chapterhouse with gifts that make the house 
appear very cozy and perfectly homelike. 

Texas Gamma has received her usual goodly share of honors. 
Bros. Cooper has been elected editor-in-chief of the 'Sou'wester* ; 
Bro. Cody is assistant business manager and Bro. Webb one of the 
sub-editors of the same. Bro. Cooper has been chosen one of the 
debaters for an inter-collegiate debate, which will materialize in the 
near future. Bro. Wilcox is president of the senior class. Although 
there are only two Phis in this class it has had a Phi president from 
the freshman year up. Bro. Carrell is president of the sophomore 
class, while Bro. Cody has been unanimously re-elected treasurer of 
the athletic association. Bros. Abies, Cody and Graves are members 
of the executive committee of that association. Bro. Campbell was 
elected marshal from the San Jacinto society and Bro. Cody is a 
member of the lecture committee from the Alamos. The glee club, 
of which Bro. Kurth is manager, will give the first concert on next 
Thursday evening. Texas Gamma has two representatives on the 

Southwestern, after receiving an informal invitation from one of 
the members of the Southern inter-collegiate athletic association, 
has made formal application for membership in that organization, 
and we feel sure will be admitted. 

The prospects for our track and baseball teams are flattering. Phi 
Delta Theta will put out several likely candidates for both teams. 
Bro. Abies made quite a reputation as a pitcher last year, and this 
spring he will undoubtedly prove to be one of the best in the South. 

The chapter regrets that several of our alumni have left George- 
town to locate elsewhere and that others are to leave in the near 
future. Bro. R. A. John, a charter member of the chapter, is now 
practicing law in Beaumont. Bro. R. L. Penn. another of our charter 
members, is judge of this district, and resides in Austin. Bro. W. 
G. Swenson, 'oi, is a banker in Abilene. Bro. R. F. Young. Jr., has 
gone to Chihuahua, Mexico, where he is in business. Bro. R. F. 
Henderson is with the Methodist Publishing House at Dallas. The 
chapter enjoyed a short visit from Bro. C. W. Batsell, recently, who 
is assistant county attorney of Grayson county, residing in Sherman. 
Bro. James Gilgore is commissioner of education from the Methodist 
conferences of Texas. Bro. C. A. Wilcox is county judge of this 
county. Bro. John H. Foster, M. D., is assistant superintendent of 
the state insane asylum at Austin. Bro. T. N. Graves, ex-*04, 
visited us a few days this month. Ireland Graves. 

Georgetown, December i6, 1903. 



Tomorrow ends the first semester's work at Stanford University. 
This has been a very favorable year so far for California Beta. We 
have taken in eight new men, the best there are, and have not lost a 
man to any other fraternity. Bro. Clark was elected captain of next 
year's football team on the first ballot. Having played left end on 
the 'varsity for three years, next year will be his last on the grid- 
iron because of the agreement between the University of California 
and Stanford. Bro. Chalmers played half in the intercollegiate 
game, which is an honor few freshmen attain. Bros. Bogle, Guyer, 
Taylor and Gamble will be back next semester, and California Beta 
will be stronger than ever. Bro. Colbert will represent Phi Delta 
Theta on the baseball diamond. Bros. Frisselle and Chambers will 
make the glee club trip. 

Work on the new buildings has ceased owing to difficulties with 
union labor, and from the present outlook the new gymnasium will 
not be completed for some years. 

Scott Brooks, organist of the Stanford Memorial Church, will 
have charge of the Harris organ at the Louisiana Purchase Expo- 
sition at St. Louis. 

The Stanford stock farm, which has in the past produced so many 
famous trotters, will soon be a thing of the past. Most of the stock 
has been sold and what remains will be disposed of as rapidly as pos- 
sible. Frank A. Kitching. 

Stanford, December 17, 1903. 


The University of Washington has concluded the most successful 
football season in its history. The team defeated every opponent 
and won the championship of the Pacific coast. This great victory 
places the university upon a plane with Stanford and the University 
of California in athletics. We will meet both the southern institu- 
tions next spring upon the water and track. 

For the annual Thanksgiving reunion invitations were sent to all 
the Phis in Washington, Idaho and Oregon. Several old Phis at- 
tended and the dinner was a great success. Coach Griffiths, Iowa 
Alpha, was in the city with the Idaho football team. 

The musical clubs have organized, and * A 6 is represented by 
eight men. The chapter is making itself felt in student activities. 
Aside from the eight men on the musical clubs, Bro. Millett is 
manager of the college paper, while Bros. Grinstead, Hastings and 
Kirkman hold important positions upon its staff. Bro. McGlinn is 
editor of the junior annual. Bro. Brackett represented us in foot- 
ball. Bros. Sailer and Hoover are in the orchestra. Bros. Hanson 
and McGlinn are members of the executive committee. Bro. Fred 
Hastings has entered the oratorical contest, and Bros. Phillips and 
Grinstead will try for the debating teams. 

Two men from the Tacoma high school have been pledged for 
next year. 

During the past month we have been visited by the following Phis : 


Bros. Chamberlain and Neuvis, Illinois Eta ; Bro. Charles W. Clarke, 
California Alpha; Bro. Captain Edgar R. Russel, Missouri Alpha; 
Bro. Williams, Indiana Theta; Bro. Hartley, California Alpha; Bro. 
Captain Chandler, Ohio Eta; Bro. Pooler, Wisconsin Alpha; Bro. 
Trefethen, Massachusetts Alpha ; Bros. Caches, Tennent and Bright- 
man, alumni of this chapter, and Bro. Boyle, of California Beta. 

Among the many interesting personages who have visited the 
university this fall are Chief Joseph, of the Nez Perces, and Red 
Thunder, of the Oregon Indians. Since his great campaign against 
Gen. Miles, Joseph has been excluded from his home, and is now go- 
ing about in an endeavor to create public sympathy, which will 
eventually cause his return. He addressed the assembled students 
in a very forceful manner, and made a remarkable figure clad in all 
the glorious accouterments of a war chief. 

The Phi Dolt Path, which is one of the university landmarks, 
has been graded and lighted, thus causing its future popularity to 
hang in the balance. Wilbur D. Kirkman. 

Seattle, December i, 1903. 



North Carolina — Frank Smathers, '03, is practicing law 
in Atlantic City, N. J. 

Broum — Arthur L. Eno, '95, is teaching in the University 
of Texas, Austin, Texas. 

Kentucky State — Richard W. Ellis, 03, is associated with 
the Sturtevant Machine Co., of Boston, Mass. 

Gettysburg — John E. Meisenhelder, '97, is resident sur- 
geon of the Moses Taylor Hospital, at Scranton, Pa. 

Missouri — James M. Denny, '92, is a banker at Marshall, 
Mo. He was married in October to Miss Alma M. Siler. 

Purdue — Llewellyn Williams, Jr., '01, was married at 
Lafayette, Ind., on November 25 to Miss Luetta Jane Ross. 

Missouri — Harry S. Jacks, '97, was married to Miss Lu- 
cile Washington on June 10, 1903, at Montgomery City, Mo. 

Colby — David F. Smith, '89, is judge of the Eleventh 
Judicial District of the State of Montana, with residence at 

Kansas — E. F. Caldwell, '85, one of the charter members 
of Kansas Alpha, was married December i, 1903, at Kansas 
City, Mo. 

Indianapolis — Charles C. Riley, '83, has removed from 
Minneapolis, Minn., to Passaic, N. J., where he is with the 
Erie Railway Company. 

Central — Marshall H. Guerrant, '92, of Lexington, Ky., 
was married August 20, 1903, at Mackinac, Mich., to Miss 
Mary Robertson Sparks. 

Mississippi — Robert L. Lewis, 94, is president of the 
Columbus Machinery Co., manufacturers of cotton seed oil 
machinery, at Columbus, Miss. 

Missouri — Jouett H. Shouse, '99, has recently been of- 
fered the chair of journalism in Kentucky State College. 
Mr. Shouse has been on the editorial staff of the Lexington 
(Ky.) Daily Nezvs for some years, and is an able newspaper 


Miami — The Future of the Isthmus' is a noteworthy 
article appearing in The Criterion for December from the 
pen of Edwin Emerson, Jr., '89. 

Dartmouth — Herbert J. Hapgood, '96, president of Hap- 
good's, 309 Broadway, New York, lias recently been elected 
a director of the Brooklyn Latin school. 

/oTia Wesley an — Thomas N. Carver, '87, who is a pro- 
fessor of economics at Harvard, is a frequent contributor to 
The World's Work and other magazines. 

loica Wesleyan — Ed. W. Hearne, '94, is State secretary 
of the Y. M. C. A. in Ne\v Jersey, and Ira E. Lute, '97, is 
general secretary at Camden, in the same state. 

Indiana — Edward E. Ruby, '98, joint editor of the cata- 
logue, removed in September to Walla Walla, Washington, 
where he is professor of Latin in Whitman College. 

Missouri — Dr. T. J. J. See, '89, of the United States Na- 
val Observatory at Washington, is a recent contributor to 
the Atlantic Monthly on 'The Blue Color of the Sky.* 

Michigan — Ervin E. Ewell, '91, has moved his residence 
from Washington, D. C. to Atlanta, Ga., where he is con- 
nected with the German Kali Works, 22J Broad street. 

Judge William H. Thomas, Emory, '87, and Fred S. 
Ball, Ohio State, '88, of Montgomery, Ala., have each en- 
dowed a scholarship in Alabama Polytechnic Institute. 

De Patcic — Ephraim Marsh, 70. who is a leading attor- 
ney at Greenfield, Ind., \vas one of the four Indiana Masons 
who received the thirty-third degree at Boston the past fall. 

C. C. A^ y. — Julius M. Mayer, '84, has been reappointed 
judge of the Court of Special Sessions of the city of New 
York. The term is for ten years, at a salary of $9,000 per 

J'anderbilt — Judge Wm. H. Jacksun, '85, has moved from 
Cincinnati to New York City and is practicing law-, his of- 
fice being in the Corn Exchange lUiilding, 15 William 

Broum — Clinton C. White, 00. of Providence, w-ho is 
assistant manager for the Equitable Life Society in Rhode 
Island, was married on November 18 to Miss Muzetta F. 


Missouri — Charles (i. Haines, '93, was married on Sep- 
tember I to Miss Alma L. IJower. at Kansas City, Mo. Hro. 
Haines resides at *Tlie Adelbert,' 514 East Xinth street, 
Kansas City. 

Io7\.a IVcslcyan — Arthur Lewis McCauley, '99, was mar- 
ried to Miss Alma Law, at Chariton, Iowa, on December 
24. Ijro. McCauley is connected with a business college at 
Dallas, Texas. 

Columbia — Herman S. Riederer, Ph. D.. '03. has resided 
his position as chemist with the Passaic Print Works, Pas- 
saic. X. J., to become connected with the Coloplatin Co., of 
Xewton, X. J. 

Wisconsin — Franklin Sweet, '93. was married at Cham- 
plain, X. Y., on June 24, h/)3. to Miss Carrie May Dickin- 
son. Bro. Sweet is with the Pirownini:^ Manufacturing Co., 
at Milwaukee, Wis. 

Kansas — Dudley F. P>lack. '03, was married to Miss 
Angie Scammon at Kansas City, Mo., December 30, 1903. 
Mrs. Black is one of the charter members of the Kansas 
chapter of Chi Omega. 

Ohio IVcslcyan — Walter Ernest Clark, '96, who is an in- 
structor in political economy at the College of the City of 
Xew York, was awarded the degree of Ph. D. by Columbia 
University on Xovember 19, 1903. 

Westminster — The Rev. John A. Gallaher, '86, until re- 
cently pastor of a church at Belleville, Til., has accepted a 
call to the Avondale Presbyterian Church, at Chicago. He 
resides at 1927 Xorth Whipple street. 

Vermont — A. 1*. Gilbert, '89. became, on October i, 1903* 
assistant business manager of the Raih^ay A^c. one of the 
foremost railway perioclicals of the country. Bro. Gilbert's 
business address is 1660 Monadnock Block, Chicago. 

Wabash — Hugh H. Hanna, '69, of Indianapolis, was one 
of the three members of the International Monetary Com- 
mission which represented the United States in recent con- 
ferences in Europe with officials of foreign governments. 
One member of the commission. Prof. Jeremiah W. Jenks, 
of Cornell, was sent to China for a conference looking to- 
wards the establishment of a stable rate of exchange be- 
tween silver and gold. 


loii'a H'cslcyau — John \\ Riggs, '85, was elected superin- 
tendent of schools of the state of Iowa at the Xovemh?r 
election. Hro. Charles G. Watkins, 93, was instrumental in 
securing the nomination for Uro. Riggs in the Republican 

Brazen — Xathan M. Wright, '89. who had been with the 
Prozidcncc Journal since graduation, was recently elected 
secretary and treasurer of the Republican State committee 
of Rhode Island. His office is at 442 Rutler Exchange, 

Emory — Howard P. Park, '99. is president and general 
manager of the Park Cotton Mills, at La Grange, Ga. He 
is an enthusiastic Phi, and has two brothers in the frater- 
nity. Henry I*. Park. Aubnrn, '02. and Emory R. Park. 
Georgia, '07. 

Buchtcl — Samuel E. b'indlcy, '94, took a position on the 
teaching force of Pcnn Charter School in Philadelphia at 
the opening of the fall term. For three years past Bro. 
Findley had been connected with the high schools of Xew^ 
Haven, Conn. 

Illinois — Bernard V. Swenson, 93, professor of engineer- 
ing in the University of Wisconsin, was badly injured in 
the Iroquois Theater fire at Chicago. He had escaped from 
the theater himself, but was injured after going back three 
times to save others. The University of Wisconsin lost four 
students killed in the fire ; two were members of Psi Upsilon 
and one a member of Phi Kappa Psi. 

Columbia — A. P. \'an (ielder, '96. for several years assist- 
ant superintendent of the Forcite Powder Co., of Landing, 
N. J., was recently made superintendent of the Climax 
Powder Co., at Emporium, Pa. The vacancy caused by the 
advancement of Bro. \'an Gelder was filled by the appoint- 
ment of Emil J. Riederer, 97, who was formerly with the 
Welsbach Light Co. at Gloucester City, X. J. 

Amherst — Frederick B. Loomis, '96. professor of biology 
in Amherst College, returned in September from a three 
months' trip to Wyoming and the Dakotas, spent in search 
of remains of extinct animals and fishes. The expedition 
was most successful. Professor Loomis securing fossil re- 
mains, either partial or whole, of some five hundred animals, 
a number of which are very valuable specimens. 


Several Phi Delta Thetas are active in the organization of 
a University Club in Washington, D. C. The Washington 
Post of December 13 says the new club is a go, and gives 
the names of the committee in charge of the movement, 
representing twenty-one colleges and universities. The list 
includes Isaac R. Hitt, Jr., Northwestern, '88, Tracy L. 
Jeffords, Vermont, '86, (icorge P. Chase, Pennsylvania, '95, 
and Ralph P. Bernard, Lehigh, '89. 

Colby — Solomon Gallert, '88, attorney, of Rutherfordton, 
N. C, is colonel and commanding general on the staff of 
Gov. Aycock, of North Carolina. On the governor's staff is 
associated with him Wescott Roberson, North Carolina, of 
High Point, N. C, who is lieutenant colonel and assistant 
commissary general. l>ro. Roberson, though still a young 
man, is prominent in public affairs, and has represented his 
county in the past two legislatures. 

Case — Charles Dc I^'orest Chandler, ex- '03, has been ap- 
pointed captain in the United States army, and is stationed 
at Manila, P. I. In announcing the appointment, the Cleve- 
land Leader of September 16 says: 

Captain Chandler is the son of United States Marshal Frank 
Chandler. He was appointed first lieutenant in the army February 2. 
1901. Previous to that Chandler had served in the signal corps of 
the volunteers in Cuba during the Spanish-American war. He was 
born in Cleveland and was appointed to the regular service while he 
was a student in Case School. He had direct charge of the laying 
of the Alaskan cable. He has served in the Philippines since his ap- 
pointment to the regular service. 

Lafayette — .\ bronze tablet bearing the following inscrip- 
tion has been placed in Brainerd Hall by the Board of Trus- 
tees of the college : 

This building erected by 

James Ren wick Hogg 

of the class of 1878 

is dedicated to the development of 

Christian Manhood 

and its use is entrusted to 

The Brainerd Society. 

Non ministrari sed ministrare. 
This tablet is placed by the Board of Trustees of 

Lafayette College. 


Indianapolis — John R. Spears, ^^2, the well-known author 
of a history of the United States navy, has completed a biog- 
raphy of Anthony Wayne, sometimes called *Mad An- 
thony/ The work forms one of the Historical Lives 
Series, published by D. Appleton & Co. Harper's Magazine 
for December contains an able and interesting contribution 
by Bro. Spears on ^Beginnings of the American Navy.' 

Illinois Weslcyan — James A. Fullenwider, '82, a prom- 
inent lawyer of Chicago, was foully murdered by footpads 
in that city the first of December. He was shot on the 
night of December 2 and died in a hospital the next day. 
Bro. Fullenwider was regarded one of the strongest men 
ever turned out by Illinois Wesleyan University, and had 
attained eminence in his profession. He was a most en- 
thusiastic member of our Chicago alumni club, and always 
attended its meetings. The Chicago Phis are deeply 
grieved at his sad death. 


A literary monthly has been established at Wisconsin. It 
is named the Wisconsin Lit. 

The Medical College of the University of Vermont was 
destroved bv fire December 2. 

A movement is on foot at Pennsylvania to build a dor mi- 
tory for the exclusive use of graduate students. 

The University of Pennsylvania has issued a Spanish edi- 
tion of its catalogue, to be distributed among South Amer- 
ican schools. 

The regents at the University of Minnesota have decided 
that all students before graduation must pass an examina- 
tion in spelling. 

William Butler Yeats, Irish poet, has been delivering his 
lecture, The Intellectual Revival in Ireland,* before many 
student audiences. 

Vassar is endeavoring to raise $1,000,000 for an endow- 
ment. To that end John D. Rockefeller has promised to 
duplicate whatever sum may be raised before June i, up to 


Of the senators in the Fifty-eighth Congress, fifty-eight 
are college graduates. Of the congressmen, 215 out of a 
total of 382 are college men. 

Washington and Lee is to have a new $30,000 dormitory, 
to be ready in the fall. The enrollment passes the 300 mark, 
greater than for many years past. 

The only woman's college in western Asia and south- 
eastern Europe is the American College for Women at 
Constantinople. It was founded in 1871. 

The University of Pennsylvania Automobile Club has in- 
vited Yale, Harvard, Princeton, Cornell and Columbia to 
participate in a series of auto races for an intercollegiate 

Miss Laura Clement, a Wellesley student, has broken the 
college women's record in the loo-yard dash. She made the 
distance in 13 1-5 seconds. The former record, 14 2-5 sec- 
onds, was held by a Vassar girl. 

The University of Chicago has introduced the study of 
Japanese, w'ith Professor Rashiaka as head of the depart- 
ment. The course is introduced for the benefit of men who 
are preparing to go as missionaries to Japan. 

A student house, similar in idea to the Harvard Union, is 
to be erected for Radcliffe from a fund of over $100,000 
subscribed by the friends of Mrs. Louis Agassiz. The house 
is to be known as the Elizabeth Agassiz House. 

Statistics recently published at Indiana University show 
that of the women graduates between the years 1869 and 
1890 more than 70 per cent, married. In the last thirteen 
years the percentage has been reduced to about 30. 

Harvard is second only to Leland Stanford in wealth. 
Owing to several recent bequests, its total wealth and prop- 
erty valuation is $17,000,000, against $40,000,000 for Le- 
land Stanford. Girard College is third, with $15,000,000. 

There are said to be almost as many university teachers in 
the United States as there are university students in the 
L^nited Kingdom. The number of professors and instruc- 
tors in the universities and colleges included in the list of 
the United States commissioner of education is 17,000. The 
number of students in British universities and university 
colleges is about 20,500. 


Michigan will endeavor to arrange a football match with 
Princeton, Harvard, Yale or Columbia for Thanksgiving 
Dav, and will reduce her schedule to include onlv three 
hard games. Chicago and Wisconsin will be the other two, 
and Minnesota ancl Northwestern will not be met again 
before 1905. 

The University of Pennsylvania has established an atelier, 
modeled on the French Ecole des Beaux Arts, to afford an 
opportunity for architects to supplement their general train- 
ing by a period of special training in design. The atelier 
is conducted by Prof. Paul Cret, who received his training 
for this work in various ateliers of Paris. 

Out of the profits of Yale glee club concerts during the 
last six years two scholarship funds of $1,250 each have 
been established to aid indigent students. In addition, the 
club has given each year ten scholarships of $50 each. Last 
year the organization took in $6,512 more than in the year 
before, and gave $675 to the Yale athletic association and 
$1,291 to the Yale navy. 

Harvard is adopting heroic measures to turn out winning 
crews this year. The Cornell system will be seen in the 
Harvard boats, as Colson, coxswain of several famous Cor- 
nell crews, will coach the crimson 'varsity eight, and Smith, 
a Cornell coxswain of later day, will have charge of the 
freshmen. P>oth Cornellians are doing work in Harvard, 
and their services are to be gratuitous. 

Athletic relations have been restored between Pennsyl- 
vania and Lafayette mainly through the efforts of Dr. Ed- 
gar F. Smith, vice-provost of the University of Pennsylva- 
nia, and Dr. McCIuney Radcliffe, trustee of Lafayette. Dr. 
Radcliffe is a member of the Lafayette chapter of 4> A 0, 
class of 82, and is a well-known Phi, having served two 
terms on the General Council, 1896 to 1900. 

An effort is being made to collect enough money among 
American colleges to furnish a club house for the use of men 
who are employed on small salaries in civil and military po- 
sitions in Manila. The club house itself has already been 
paid for by the father of a recent Yale graduate. It will be 
used by four or ^\^ hundred young men who are at present 
aiding in the work of establishing American ideals in the 


The University of Xew Zealand is an examining body, 
having general control over four affiliated colleges. There 
were about 1,000 undergraduates in the University of New 
Zealand in 1901, when the census showed that the number 
of persons in the country between the ages of sixteen and 
twenty-one was 102,000. The university examinations are 
conducted by examiners resident in England and Scotland. 

James H. Hyde, of Xew York, has established a resident 
fellowship for two years in Harvard, paying $600 a year, 
to be filled by a Frenchman selected by the Minister of Pub- 
lic Instruction of the French republic. The French Min- 
istry of Public Instruction, in friendly response, has estab- 
lished a like fellowship in the University of Paris, to be 
filled by a Harvard student or graduate on the recommen- 
dation of the president of Harvard. 

In order to accommodate the rapidly increasing needs of 
the summer school of civil engineering, Columbia Univer- 
sity has purchased nearly 600 acres of land at Morris, Conn., 
including a farm hitherto leased, for permanent quarters for 
the school. Two of the new buildings required have already 
been constructed, and it is hoped that the remainder may be 
completed before the coming summer. Each of the new 
buildings contains nineteen rooms and accommodates fifty 

A memorial will be erected at Purdue University to the 
Purdue football team killed in the Big Four railroad wreck 
near Indianapolis. Nearly all of those killed in the wreck 
were athletes, and a gymnasium has been suggested by the 
citizens of Lafayette, Ind. (where Purdue is situated). 
Governor Durbin ha$ started a subscription, heading the list 
of donors. The citizens of Lafayette are willing contribu- 
tors to the fund, and many of them have already signed 
their names for liberal amounts. 

The Syracuse Daily Orange, the student publication of 
Syracuse University, is now- being printed in a shop owned 
and operated by students. Syracuse is the third university to 
have such a plant. Brown and Columbia have shops con- 
trolled by students. The printing plant is owned by a corpo- 
ration known as the Orange Publishing Company, the di- 
rectors and stockholders of w'hich are all students. In the 
printing shop all but the foreman are students. New ma- 
chinery and type to the value of $1,500 has been installed. 


The athletic association of Cornell University has decided 
to build racing shells as a commercial enterprise, and will 
undertake to fill all orders for lK)ats. A skilled boat builder 
has been engaged and a regular shop will be opened. There 
is at present a large demand for Cornell boats. Harvard has 
ordered a new eight-oared shell for her 'varsity race against 
Yale in June, and the University of Washington has ordered 
a new eight-oared shell. This is the first time that an Amer- 
ican college association has undertaken such an enterprise. 

The University of Wisconsin, at commencement in June, 
will celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of its founding. Five 
davs will be devoted to the celebration. The first class, 
graduated in 1854, was composed of two men ; the list of 
graduates now numbers nearly five thousand. President 
Van Hise, recently elected, will then l>e formally inaugu- 
rated. University presidents from all parts of the United 
States will be present, and distinguished scholars from 
Europe will deliver addresses on special topics. A water 
fete on Lake Mendota is a novel feature of the program. 

Yale's great dining hall, the largest of the bi-centennial 
structures, which, with its equipment, cost several hundred 
thousand dollars, has for two years been running behind, 
the total deficit for the two years being about $44,000. Be- 
ginning with a total number of students of about 1,000, or 
almost its full capacity, it has at times fallen to about 600. 
There have been several causes of the trouble : ( i ) Food 
and cooking irregularly bad; (2) the development of the 
'tipping' system; (3) an unlooked-for rise in the cost of 
staple provisions; and (4) probably unexpected cost in the 
operation of the kitchen. 

The committee which will control the award of the 
Rhodes scholarships in America is being formed. There 
will be one representative from each state on the committee. 
Those states which have state universities will send the 
presidents of these institutions to act on the committee ; the 
other states will send the presidents of their larger insti- 
tutions. The following is a list of the men who will repre- 
sent other states not represented by the presidents of state 
institutions : New^ York, Nicholas M. Butler, Colum- 
bia ; Connecticut, Arthur T. Hadley, Yale; Massachusetts, 
Charles W. Eliot, Harvard ; New Hampshire, William J. 
Tucker, Dartmouth; New Jersey, Woodrow Wilson, Prince- 


ton; Rhode Island. W. H. P. Faunce, IJrown ; Mary- 
land, Ira Remsen. Johns H()])kins ; Kentucky, 1). B. Gray, 
Georgetown; Illinois, W*. R. Harper, University of Chicago. 

Foundations are being laid for the new Harvard Medical 
School, and it is expected that by the fall of 1905 the school 
will be in the new buildings, which are located near the 
Fenwav in Boston. The fund was started at commencement 
in 1902, when a gift of $2,000,000 from J. P. Morgan was 
announced. Subsecjuently donations were received from 
J. D. Rockefeller and Mrs. Collis P. Huntington, together 
with smaller contributions from friends of the university. 
Altogether a fund of $5,000,000 has been secured. There 
will be six large structures, five of which will be grouped 
about three sides of a court 520 feet long and 215 feet wide. 
The sixth building, to be used as a |)ower house, will stand 
apart from the main grou]). The buildings alone will cost 
over $2,000,000, and it is believed they will be the finest 
of their kind in the world. They are to be constructed en- 
tirely of white \'ermont marble, with the exception of their 
bases, which will be of pink Milford granite. The Medical 
School faculty are planning to have many affiliated hospi- 
tals near bv. 


M IT A, a southern fraternity of few cha])ters, has dis- 

A X has taken a chapterhouse at Boston University, the 
first there. 

IT H 4>, with chapters at Ohio State and Marietta, is a 
newcomer in the fraternity realm. 

Z ^I' is building at Bowdoin, and is the fifth of the eight 
fraternities there to own a house. 

The chapters of A K E, Z ^I^ and 2 X at North Carolina 
have built houses during the past two years. 

2 N is to publish a history of the fraternity, to include 
memoirs of its founders, reviews of its laws, etc. 

The Purdue chapter of K 2 has been promised a new 
house next year by the father of a deceased member of the 


A Z A, originating as a local at Lombard, has established 
chapters at Bethany, University of South Dakota and Iowa 

K 5 installed a chapter at Case on Thanksgiving Day, 
chartering a local society which had been in existence for 
about a year. 

^ B n, medical, recently established a chapter at Wash- 
ington University, where N 2 N has been in existence for 
several years. 

Since the establishment of its endowment fund six years 
ago, 2 X has secured by its means property valued in excess 
of sixty thousand dollars. 

4> r A has made a plain gold pin the only official badge of 
the fraternity. Jewelers to the fraternity are forbidden to 
make or sell any more jeweled badges. 

4> A n at Dickinson has been chartered by IT B ^, which 
will install a chapter of nineteen members. Q >^, another 
Dickinson local, is said to be applying to K A 0. 

4> N 0, at Wesleyan University, owns a magnificent home. 
Though the fraternity was organized in 1837, it has but the 
one chapter, a charter granted at Ohio Wesleyan having 
been withdrawn. 

It has been announced that the Dickinson chapter of 2 X 
will demolish their present house for the purpose of erect- 
ing on the site a new lodge, the corner-stone to be laid about 
commencement. 4> A is the only other fraternity owning a 
house at Dickinson. 2 A E, 4> K >^ and A 4> (legal) rent 
houses, while 4> K 2, B n, K 2, A X (legal ), n B 4> and n ^ 
rent rooms. 

The fraternities of Psi Alpha Kappa and Alpha Chi Rho 
have amalgamated under the name of Alpha Chi Rho. The 
amalgamation was consummated at Easton (Pa.) Saturday 
evening, December 5, followed by a banquet, at which rep- 
resentatives from the various chapters were present. — The 

>^ A K was founded at Lehigh and put in chapters at M. 
I. T. and Lafayette; A X P was founded in 1895 ^^ Trinity 
and had four other chapters : Brooklyn Polytechnic, Penn- 
sylvania, Iowa and Columbia. 


A rumor has been going the rounds of the fraternity press 
to the effect that B IT is endeavoring to revive its Cumber- 
land chapter. We are constrained to deny the soft im- 
peachment. — The Beta Theta Pi. 

A Y held a highly successful convention at New York 
November 11-13. An excellent account of it is given in the 
Quarterly for December ; the reading of it brings vividly to 
mind the scenes of our own convention there a year ago. 

The general fraternities at Cornell last year numbered 
twenty-two, and had a total membership of 603. 4> A 0, with 
thirty-seven, and 2 A E, with thirty-six members, had the 
largest chapters, while A 4>, with eighteen, had the smallest. 

A chapter of IT K A was installed at Tulane University in 
the early part of October. Tulane already had chapters of 
the following: K A, 2 A E, K 2, 2 X, * A 0, A T n, A T A, 
^ K 2, A K E and 2 N. 

A 4>, legal fraternity, organized at Dickinson in 1903, 
will have three chapters on its entrance at Cornell, an- 
nounced to occur in the near future. The chapter at Dick- 
inson is known as Holmes chapter, and the one at Detroit 
School of Law, Cooley chapter. 

All men's fraternities at Kansas occupy houses, a condi- 
tion never before existing at that institution. There has 
also been a general increase in membership, the fraternities 
numbering as follows : B IT, 22 ; <^ r A, 16 ; 2 A E, 20 ; 2 X, 
2^', 2 N, 15; A T n, 20; <^ K ^I', 17; 4> A0, 21. 

The Mexican Herald of November 7 contains an elaborate 
account of a pan-hellenic dinner held in the city of Mex- 
ico on November 6, said to be the first gathering of the kind 
ever held in that country. Thirty-three men were present, 
representing twenty-two fraternities, all being Americans 
save one Mexican, a member of Z >^. The oldest graduate 
present was of the class of '70. The occasion was highly 
successful, and steps were taken toward the organization of 
a university club in the city of Mexico. The following were 
those present accredited to 4> A : A. F. Montmorency 
(Nebraska, '93), H. P. Lewis, R. B. Probasco and A. B. 
Carpenter. The Scroll is indebted to Bro. C. A. Bohn, 
Washington, '93, residing at San Luis Potosi, Mexico, for 
a copy of the paper containing notice of the dinner. 


Phi Gamma Delta has removed her tombstone at Muhlen- 
burg College, Pennsylvania, and is thought to be awaiting a 
favorable opportunity to enter Stevens. — Record of 1, A E. 

4> A 4>, a local at Dakota College, Mitchell, S. D., is said 
to have elected President Theodore Roosevelt 'to honorary 
membership during the chief executive's western tour. 

The A Y Quarterly presents the following statistical table 
of the status of the leading men's college fraternities on 
January i, 1903: 

Active Inactive Mem- 
Fraternity Founded First Chapter Chapters Chapters bership 

Alpha Delta Phi 1832. .Hamilton 24 

Alpha Tau Omega 1865 . . V. M. I 44 

Beta Theta Pi 183Q. . Miami 65 

Chi Phi 1854 . . Princeton 20 

Chi Psi 1841 . . Union ig 

Delta Kappa Epsilon. 1844. .Yale 40 

Delta Phi 1827 . . Union 12 

Delta Psi 1847. .Columbia 8 

Delta Tau Delta i860. . Bethany 44 

Delta Upsilon 1834 . . Williams 35 

Kappa Alpha 1825 . . Union 7 

Kappa Alpha (So.).- . . 1865. .Washington & Lee 41 

Kappa Sigma 1867 . . Virginia 60 

Phi Delta Theta 1848. .Miami 68 

Phi Gamma Delta 1848. .Wash. & Jeff 57 

Phi Kappa Psi 1852. .Jefferson 40 

Phi Kappa Sigma 1850 . Pennsylvania 19 

Psi Upsilon 1833. . Union! 22 

Sigma Alpha Epsilon. 1856. .Alabama 58 

Sigma Chi 1855. .Miami 50 

Sigma Xu 1869. . V. M. I 46 

Sigma Phi 1827 . . Union 8 

Theta Delta Chi 1847. .Union 22 

Zeta Psi 1846. . New York Univ . . 21 

Totals 830 

Totals, same fraternities in 1898 (Baird) . . .749 
♦Unofficial estimate. 

An appended list, giving the number of chapters estab- 
lished or revived during the five years, January i, 1898- 
1903, shows the following : A A 4>, i ; A T O, 7 ; B © IT, 6 ; 
X 4>, I ; X ^I', I ; A K E, 5 ; A T A, 8 ; A Y, 4 ; K A ( Northern) . 
I; K A (Southern), 5 ; K 2, 18 : 4> A 0, 6; 4> r A, 15; ^ K *, 
4: 4> K 2, 7; ^I' Y, i; 2 A E, 6; 2 X. 4; 2 N, ll ; A X, 2; 
Z ^I', I. It is interesting to note that of the 114 chapters 
which the list includes, eight are in Canadian universities. 
The six chapters of ^ A established since 1898 are : Cin- 
cinnati (1898), Washington (1900), Kentucky State 



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(1901), McGill (1902), Colorado (1902), and Georgia 
Tech. (1902). 

An athletic fraternity has been formed at the University 
of Iowa. At first chapters will be established only in the 
"Big Nine/' but later it is proposed to have chapters in 
practically every American university. The chief object of 
the fraternity is to spread a bond of fellowship among 
college athletes and remove the feeling of distrust and 
suspicion which sometimes exists. Only wearers of the 
Varsity initials will be entitled to membership. — Purdue Ex- 

The Fraternity Man's Symphony. — The tie of kin- 
dred spirit is stronger than the bond of blood. The craving 
for books but symbolizes this devotion to one's psychical 
brother. The fraternity life — ideally considered — is the uto- 
pean life. To be strong and to strengthen ; to sympathize 
and to suflFer ; to be pure ; to put away selfishness ; to be 
manly in the manliness of Him who first proposed the prin- 
ciple of brotherhood ; to lend much ; to borrow little ; to be 
honest both to yourself and to your brother; to seek the 
high self-development, morally, mentally, spiritually, that 
the world's great men must have ; to be chary of making 
excuses, and more frugal in giving causes therefor ; to be 
non-partisan, enthusiastic, unselfish, in the larger interests 
of the institution ; to form no barb-wire cliques ; to have a 
listening ear and a silent tongue : to be joyous in the oppor- 
tunity of living in the electric ozone of a needy, crying 
world : yes ! to be a man is the fraternity man's symphony. 
— The Northii'estern. 


All communications relating to The Scroll should here- 
after be sent to John H. DeiVitt, ol Cole Building, Nash- 
ville, Tennessee. 

Formal announcement of the retirement of the present 
editor from the editorial management of The Scroll and 
Palladium, and the election of his successor, has been made 
in another column. The new editor is John H. DeWitt, 
Vanderhilt, '94, at present Treasurer of the General Coun- 
cil. Brother DeWitt will resign the office of T. G. C., hav- 
ing been elected to the post of Reporter of the General 


Council and editor of The Scroll and Palladium to succeed 
the present incumbent, resigned. 

Chapter reporters and active members on college papers 
will please take notice of the change at once and see that the 
new editor is put on their mailing lists. His address is John 
H. DeWitt, 51 Cole Building, Nashville, Tenn., and all 
communications of whatsoever nature in relation to The 
Scroll should hereafter be sent to him. 

Before sounding the final note of farewell, the editor de- 
sires to express his thanks to the reporters and other under- 
graduate brothers who have sent him college papers, clip- 
pings, annuals, letters, and other sources of information in- 
valuable to editors ; he feels grateful also to the great num- 
ber of alumni who keep The Scroll always in mind, and 
take the trouble to send the editor all the interesting items of 
college and fraternity news which fall under their eyes. The 
editor has been unable to write his thanks to all of these 
brothers, but all the same he appreciates their support, and 
knows that his successor will feel the same way. 

♦ * * * 

The Phi Delta Theta Nctcs of Philadelphia has been 
formally accepted by the Philadelphia Alumni Club as the 
official club paper, and will be issued four times a year. 
The December number is extremely interesting. The 
avowed determination of the club to make Philadelphia the 
most active Phi Delta Theta center in the country seems 
certainly to be realized. 

* * * * 

The Indianapolis Sentinel of November 6 stated that 
Frank Shanklin, the Hanover football player who died 
there in a hospital the night before as a result of injuries 
received on the gridiron, was a member of Phi Delta Theta. 
This was an error ; his f raternitv was Beta Theta Pi. 

The Indianapolis Morning Star of January 5 says that all 
the injured Purdue football players have left the city hos- 
pital and gone home save two, one being S. V. B. Miller of 
Indiana Theta. Bro. Miller is pictured graphically, amusing 
himself with his banjo, while his fellow suflferer strums a 
guitar. Bro. Miller expects to be discharged from the hos- 
pital within a short time, but will not re-enter college this 



It is ail uncommon if not unprecedented thing to sec ten 
members of Phi Delta Theta, or of any other fraternity, at 
the United States Naval Academy at the same time. There 
are ten Phis of us here at present. Conditions are such as 
to prevent us from forming a chapter or alumni association, 
but we nevertheless have the interest of 4> A at heart, 
and read with unabated pleasure letters in The Scroll 
from brother Phis at other institutions. The members of 
Phi Delta Theta now in the academy, by classes, are as 
follows : 

1st Class — None; H. B. Fairchild, JVisconsin (resigned). 

2d Class — ^J. J. London, North Carolina, "03. 

3d Class — W. L. Burnett, Auburn, '01 ; W. P. Hayes, 
Centre, '02; J. S. McCain, Mississippi, '05; J. P. Miller, 
Kentucky State, '03. 

4th Class — E. D. Almy, Kentucky State, '06; D. S. H. 
Howard, Texas, '05 ; W. H. Lee, North Carolina, '04 ; W. R. 
Mainer, Jr., Vanderbilt, '05 ; G. L. Wellington, Tulane, '06. 

Bro. Fairchild, of Wisconsin, was here for two years 
and a half, and resigned last spring. 

Bro. Swinnerton, of Leland Stanford, spent several 
months in Annapolis last spring, preparing for entrance into 
the academy, but was taken sick with fever shortly before 
his examinations, and thus prevented from entering. 

The number of midshipmen in the Academy at the begin- 
ning of the year was 657, divided as follows : ist class, 65 ; 
2d class, 122; 3d class, 155; 4th class, 317. Among this 
number there are about 35 fraternity men, alumni and 
former students of other institutions. It is a little singu- 
lar that every one of the ten Phis is from the South, a fact 
accounted for probably by the age limit here, which is from 
sixteen to twenty years, it being said that Southern men go 
to college much younger than others do. The classes that 
enter hereafter will average about 200 men, so that after 
the present small classes have been graduated wx should 
have fifteen or twenty Phis at Annapolis. 

The new buildings, for which Congress has appropriated 
about $7,000,000, are very near completion. Wooden an- 
nexes are now being used to accommodate the large number 
of midshipmen. John J. London. 

Annapolis, October i, 1903. 


The first badge made into a sword was presented to Gen. 
John C. Black, JVaba^h, '62, by the Chicago chapter which 
was chartered October 14, 1865, and installed January 11 
and 12, 1866. The badge was given to him by this chapter 
about the time of the installation. General Black has re- 
cently sent the badge to Bro. W. B. Palmer, who has had 
an accurate wood cut of it made for the history now in press, 
and has had a replica made of it for his own use. 

9|C 3^ 3jC 9|C 

The annual football match between Missouri and Kansas 
at Kansas City on Thanksgiving Day is the occasion for 
many fraternity banquets. Thanksgiving Day, 1903, was 
no exception, and according to the Kansas City Journal of 
November 26 every hotel in the citv housed one or more 
fraternity dinners the night before the game, including 
those of Phi Kappa Psi, Phi Delta Theta, Beta Theta Pi, 
Sigma Chi, Pi Beta Phi, Phi Gamma Delta, Sigma Alpha 
Epsilon, and Kappa Alpha. The following was said of the 
Phi Delta Theta dinner : 

Mis — soo — rah — rah. 
Mis — soo — rah — rah ! 

H 00- rah ! Hoo-rah ! 

Mis — soo — rah ! 

'Backward, turn backward, oh 'lime in your flight' and make us 
college men just for tonight. It was not sung, but it was acted in the 
parlors of the Midland hotel last evening by sixty-five members of 
Phi Delta Theta as they sat around the festive board. The occasion 
was the annual banquet of the fraternity given by the Kansas City 
Alumni Association. There were twenty-eight from the chapters at 
Lawrence and Columbia, and the remaining thirty-seven represented 
colleges and universities in different states. 

After partaking of a sumptuous dinner a short time was consumed 
in social intercourse, cigars and Turkish cigarettes. The buzz of con- 
versation was soon interrui)ted by the yell of Missouri university 
given above. A merry laugh at the familiar sound and the frat. yeft 
was taken up and repeated : 

Rah ! Rah ! Rah ! 

Phi-keia ! 
Phi Delta Theta. 

Rah ! Rah I Rah ! 

There were men present with hair as white as snow and young- 
sters who, even at the banquet, felt the rush of the gridiron last sea- 
son. There was a diversity in years only. The bloom of youth took 
on new life as the frat. yell left the lusty throats of young and old 

Their dear old alma mater came to mind and. once again on the 
campus, just for a moment, a Michigan .son gave the old-time yell of 


U. of M. ! 
Rah ! rah ! rah ! rail ! 

Hoo-rali! Hoo-rah ! 
Michigan, Michigan, 

Rah! Rah! Rah! 

Catching the inspiration. Ilhnois was heard from by 

Hurrah, Hurrah, 
Hoo-rah. hoo-rah, 

Wahoo wall ! 

Not to be outdone, and forgetting the football game to he con- 
tested today, the Kansas men, with a mighty puff, lambasted the at- 
mosphere with the following cry: 

Oh, me ! Oh, my. 

Won't we black the Tiger's eye. 

Won't he weep? 

Won't he wail? 
When we twist the 1'iger's tail ! 

Tiring quicker than they used to, the yells soon ceased and a feast 
of reason took its place. 

With Charles R. Pence as toastmaster, there were many responses 
to toasts. *Tlie National Fraternity' was assigned to George Eng- 
lish; "Early Days of the Fraternity' were recalled by Judge John F. 
Philips and extempore subjects were allotted to L. J. Flint, Neal 
Winter, E. M. Calvin, James Noland, Thomas S. Redge and Willis 
P. King. 

It was midnight when the feast broke up and all went home to 
dream of Phi Delta Tlieta and the days that have gone by forever. 

^ >|: ^ :{( 

The editor ackiiowledj^cs with thanks invitations to the 
twentieth atniivcrsary celebration of New York Beta on 
December 3, and to Georj3:ia Gatnina's 'at home' with Mr. 
and Mrs. Edward J. Willinj^ham {Moxcr, '81), on Decem- 
ber II. 

* * * * 

L. E. Drumniond, treasurer of the New York akimni 
club, assisted by ]>. M. L. Ernst, province president, has 
compiled a card catalogue of Phis in New York city and 
vicinity. White cards are used for members living in the 
city, blue cards for those living in Brooklyn, buff cards for 
those living in suburban places. Craig Atmore is prepar- 
ing a card catalogue for Philadelphia. These brothers will 
gladly receive the names of Phis in their respective cities 
which have not before been reported to them. The names 
should be accompanied with the chapters and classes of the 
members, and, if known, their occupations and street ad- 



dresses. Bro. Drunimond's address is No. i Ann street^ 
New York ; Bro. Atmore's is i lo Tasker street, Philadel- 
phia. We commend the card catalogue system to the alumni 
in all cities. 


One more chapter in a house — Randolph-Macon. This 
makes forty-seven ; twenty owned, and twenty-seven rented. 
And — we should always add — leaving twenty -one chapters 
still out in the cold. They will get lonesome after a while, 
this dwindling minority. Randolph-Macon deserves a 
feather in her cap. Everyhody knows it is not an easy prop- 
osition to float a chapterhouse with a small chapter of eight 
or ten men : yet our hrothers of Virginia Gamma, where 
numbers are always small, have done it. What have our big 
chapters, which are still houseless, to say to this? Inter- 
esting cha])terhouse news comes from Sewanee, where our 
first chapterhouse was built twenty years ago. The chapter 
has acquired a lot adjacent to the site of the present house, 
and expects in the spring to erect on it a stone lodge, retain- 
ing the present lodge also as an annex. Another interesting 
item is to the eflPect that one of our householding chapters is 
to sell its present j^roperty and erect a new house on a more 
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The first charter for a chapter of <^ A at the University 
of Michigan was granted on the 28th of November, 1864. 
The active membership of the chapter was small during 1868- 
69, and Michigan Alpha suspended about the end of that 
collegiate year. 

In 1887 eleven students of the literary department peti- 
tioned the fraternity for a charter, which was granted on the 
nth of November of the same year. Since then Michigan 
Alpha has had a prosperous growth, so that the chapter now 
has on its chapter roll 139 members. In May, 1901, the 
General Council assigned to Michigan Alpha the dormant 
chapters of Michigan Beta and (xamma. Their rolls num- 
bered 147 and 96 members respectively. This virtually gives 
Michigan Alpha a roll of 382. 

In 1890 the chapter rented quarters at 620 Forest avenue, 
which met all the demands of the chapter and which was 
occupied until last September, when the chapter moved into 
its present quarters. It soon became apparent that the chap- 
ter should own a house and lot of its own, and in 1894 an 
alumni association was formed with that end in view. The 
plan was to have every alumnus and undergraduate subscribe 
for stock in the association, by giving at least ten notes of 
Jig each, one note payable each year. By this means almost 
every undergraduate has subscribed for stock, while many of 
the alumni of all the Michigan chapters have taken a financial 
interest in the association. 

These notes were being collected when they came due, but 
at best progress was a little slow, and it became apparent 
to the chapter that it should own a house and lot in order to 
keep pace with the other fraternities. On the 28th of May, 
1902, A. M. Potter and E. J. Wohlgemuth agreed to pay $500 
apiece on condition that the active chapter pay $1,000, and 
the alumni the same amount. This plan was successfully car- 


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ried through, and the money was all in the hands of the treas- 
urer of the association by the ist of September of the same 
year. With this money the board of directors of the alumni 
association purchased the Ten Brook property, which con- 
sists of four ordinary lots, and is situated at the corner of 
Washtenaw and S. University avenues. The lot cost $6,000, 
and to make it valuable to us, it was necessary to build an 
equally fine house. To build a house of this kind cost the 
fraternity something over 5 18, 000. It was found that the 
chapter could not carry the interest on more than $16,000 
worth of five per cent, first mortgage bonds together with its 
other running expenses, such as insurance, repairs, etc. 
Hence it was necessary to raise an extra $2,000. To meet 
this demand Webb J. Willets offered to pay $400 on condition 
that the chapter should subscribe not less than $600 and the 
alumni $1,000. This plan was successfully carried through 
and the money was all paid in by April i, 1903. The bonds 
were all sold at par, either to the alumni or in Ann Arbor. 

In the meantime the board of directors had chosen Mr. A. 
W. Chittenden of Detroit as the architect. The accompany- 
ing plans show the result of his labor. 

The lot is triangular in shape and has a gradual slope to- 
ward the southeast, and the many white and black oaks, which 
cover it, afford us a site that is unexcelled in Ann Arbor 
for natural beauty. 

The house is set well back on the highest part of the lot. 
It is of the old English baronial style, with a deep red vitri- 
fied brick as the material and with green blinds and white 
casings and doors as trimmings. This combination together 
with the trees gives a fine color effect. 

The basement includes a dining room, lodge room and 
anteroom, a kitchen and accessories, a laundry, coal room, 
and two rooms for the servants. The need of a large dining 
room has long been felt and we are now able to seat sixty 
men when occasion demands it. This will enable us to hold 
our annual banquets at the house instead of going to Detroit 
as has been the custom. The dining room is finished in weath- 
ered oak and we have purchased two extension weathered oak 
tables, together with serving tables, and thirty-six heavy lea- 
ther bottomed chairs of the same material. Another feature 
of the basement is the distinct lodge room and ante-room. 

In determining upon the plans for the first floor three points 
were constantly kept in mind: (i) to provide sufficient porch 
space; (2) to preserve quietness on one side of the house; 



(3) to provide a sufficiently targe space for dancing. We 
believe we have secured all these features. The front of 
the house is provided with a porch 12x30 feet, and on both 
ends of the house are terraces 10x35 feet- ^'^ entering the 
house one passes through the vestibule, which has a red tile 
floor and high white paneling, into a lar^e hall. It is also 
finished with a high white paneling. The base-board is 
mahogany, while the remaining wood-work such as columns, 
arches, and deep mouldings are finished in white enamel. 
A wide easy staircase leads from the center of the hall. The 
spindles and the risers of the steps are finished in white 

enamel, while the treads are of natural oak. The railing and 
newel posts are mahogany. To the right of the hall are the 
smoking and living rooms, which open into one large room, 
provided with a fire-place, larjje enough to admit three foot logs, 
and many window seats. The mantel and columns together 
with the other wood-work are finished in weathered oak. 
The window seats are provided with Spanish leather cushions. 
The furniture in these two rooms is all new and is of the 
heavy mission type with Spanish leather cushions. To the 
left of the hall is the reception room which will serve as a 
parlor. It is also finished in white enamel and mahogany. 
To the left of the reception room is the library which was 
designed for those more studiously inclined. It also has a 



large fire-place similar to the one in the smoking room. It is 
finished throughout in mahogany. The cushions on the 
window seats are of black leather to match the heavy leather 
chairs. The rest of the furniture consists of mahogany book- 
cases, chairs, and a large governor's table. In the back of 
the house is the matron's-room with a bath adjoining. The 
rooms have been so arranged that the main floor lends itself 
finely for receptions and dances. With the exception of the 
library the entire space can be thrown into one immense 
room, giving a floor space of about 1700 square feet. 

The second floor affords, with six suites, accommodations 
for twelve men. Of the six studies, four have two exposures. 

The Third Floor. 

while the other two face Washtenaw avenue. A linen closet and a 
bath room complete this floor. The bathroom is provided with 
a tub, shower, closet, four wash-bowls, and a clothes chute. 

The third floor with its four suites is sought by those of artis- 
tic tendencies, as the gabled roof gives an opportunity for clever 
decorations. This floor with its four suites accommodates 
eight men. It also contains a trunk room and a bath room 
similar to the one on the second floor. On this floor is found 
a single room, dubbed the **Alumni room," which has been 
set aside especially for the benefit of visiting alumni. Under 
no circumstances will an undergraduate be permitted to use 
it, and we hope that many Phis will have occasion to use it. 

The floors throughout the house are of hard wood. The 
house is heated by steam and lighted by both gas and elec- 
tricity. Carl H. Upmeyer. 



When New Vork Alpha was re-established at Cornell, 1886, 
it was given its former position, with relation to other frater- 
nities, in the annual Cornel/tan. When New York Delta was 
re-established at Columbia, 1893, it was given its former posi- 
tion in the annual Columbian, But when California Alpha 
was re-established, 1886, the other fraternities at California 
refused to give the chapter its former position in the annual 
Blue and Gold. Justice was not done * A in this publica- 
tion until 1902, when E. C. Anthony, being editor-in-chief, 
placed California Alpha next after the pioneer fraternity, Z 4^. 
At Northwestern the first chapter of any fraternity was estab- 
lished by 4> A ©, 1859, but two years later it was broken up 
on account of the war. When Illinois Alpha was re-estab- 
lished there, 1887, the other fraternities refused to give the 
chapter its rightful position in the annual Syllabus. The same 
thing occurred at Ann Arbor, Michigan Alpha when re-estab- 
lished, 1887, not being granted its original position in the 
annual Palladium. The same discrimination against <^ A 
was exercised at Wisconsin; but after years of contention, 
<^ A won a complete victory at Wisconsin, while at Michi- 
gan it finally secured equal representation, though not its 
original position in the annual. At both Wisconsin and 
Michigan the fights over the annuals were complicated with 
the unfairness of other fraternities in regard to inter-fraternity 
social events. 

At the University of Wisconsin ^ A had the only chapter 
before the civil war, and it suspended on account of the war. 
Wisconsin Alpha was reorganized, 1880. B n had estab- 
lished a chapter there, 1873; 4> K 4^, 1875; X 4^, 1878. The 
first students' annual at Wisconsin, called the Trochos, was 
published in the spring of 1884 by the class of '85. C. L. 
Allen, of Wisconsin Alpha, who was editor-in-chief, arranged 
the fraternities in the order of their establishment in the uni- 
versity. The other fraternities objected to this arrangement 
and called for a vote of the board of editors. Four of the 
eight members of the board were non-fraternity men. The 
result was a vote of five to three in favor of <^ A 0. The 
other fraternities would not abide this decision, and, led by 
X 4^, withdrew their support, taking with them all literary 
material which had been prepared for the annual. These 
actions, especially that of withdrawing the literary material. 

* Written for "The History of the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity," now in press. 


caused great excitement, and a junior class meeting was held 
to investigate the matter. In this meeting the class upheld 
the vote of the board, passed resolutions of censure upon 
B n, * K 4^ and X 4^, and accepted the resignations of the 
editors representing them. The question of precedence was 
also submitted to the faculty, which also sustained the posi- 
tion of * A 0.* C. L. Allen met the representatives of B n, 
4> K 4^ and X 4^ alone in a room, and by evincing a readiness 
to use the muscle with which nature had endowed him, per- 
suaded them to surrender the literary material. These frater- 
nities refused their engravings, but their membership lists 
were published in the annual following the 4> A list. 

In i88i Wisconsin Alpha had taken the initiative in estab- 
lishing the inter-fraternity ball, which was given annually on 
Washington's birthday, and which, in its co-operative feature, 
corresponded with the Pan- Hellenic banquets that began to 
be common at other institutions about this time. Previous 
to 1884, the question of precedence of fraternities had not 
been raised, but now it assumed an important aspect. B n, 
<^ K 4^ and X 4^, unable to accomplish their ends where the 
question was laid before an unbiased jury like the neutrals of 
the class publishing the annual, decided to make it unpleasant 
for ^ A in a matter where they would hold complete con- 
trol. They insisted that <^ A should be last on the dance 
card, but inadvertently appointed two Phis on the committee 
on printing, so <^ A came out first on the programme. Beaten 
again, the three opposing fraternities met secretly and decided 
to make all arrangements for the ball without notifying 
<^ A 0, and then to exclude it. Their plans were successful 
that year. Two incidents, however, occurred which showed 
the attitude of the university authorities toward the dispute. 
The first was the attendance of the ladies of Ladies Hall at the 
term party of 4> A 0, Thanksgiving evening, 1884, special per- 
mission for them to attend having been granted by the matron. 
The second incident was the refusal of the board of regents to 
allow the other fraternities the use of Assembly Hall for the 
ball, February 22, 1885, where the function had previously 
been held. 

During 1884-85 and 1885-86, no annual was published, and 
^ A was still barred out of the inter-fraternity party. In 

* This decision o( the faculty was larjcely based upon a report of W. F. Allen, A A ^, a 
graduate of Harvard, and professor of historj' of Wisconsin. He presented a statement of 
the facts to the Union chapter of A A ^, which rendered a decision in favor of ^ A 9. 
Unless this rule were applied, X ♦ would be comiielled to see its parent chapter, founded 
1841, and suspended from 1877 to 1892, placed below ^ A 6 at Union. 


each of these years the precedence question was submitted to 
the junior class, and the non-fraternity students always voting 
that * A should head the fraternity lists, the three dis- 
gruntled fraternities succeeded in preventing the publication 
of the annual. 

In 1887 the class of ^^^ published the second volume of the 
Trochos. The old fight was resumed, and 4> A and the 
newly established A Y were the only men's fraternities repre- 
sented in the publication. If the opposing fraternities con- 
trolled the ball, certainly <^ A controlled the annual, and a 
stranger would not have been aware from it of the existence 
of B n, * K *, X * or 2 X. The latter, also newly 
established, having been promised admission to the fraternity 
party provided it would vote with the other three, had agreed 
to do so. 

After the Trochos was published in the spring of 1887, the 
class of '89, in arranging for its publication in 1888, sustained 
<^ A in the position it had taken throughout the whole 
trouble. This led the other fraternities to offer a compromise, 
and it was finally agreed that the fraternities should appear in 
the annual according to their English alphabetical order, 
though this was not satisfactory to * K ^. The following 
fall B n, * K ^, X * and 2 X, as usual, made their 
arrangements for the party without notifying <^ A 0. They 
had settled the annual matter, and impliedly had promised to 
drop all differences. But ^ A was too strong a rival for 
them to think of removing a handicap which was to their 
advantage. At first fair arguments and appeals to their faith, 
given in the annual settlement, were made, but they were not 
to be thus influenced. Seeing that nothing could be gained 
there, Wisconsin Alpha presented the case to the university 
authorities, which again decided that the other fraternities 
could not have the use of the Assembly Hall for the 1888 
party without admitting ^ A 0. The other fraternities were 
thus forced to surrender, and such was then their desire to 
stand well with a formidable and successful competitor, that 
each of them hastened to assure Wisconsin Alpha that through 
its influence <^ A had been admitted. Especially was this 
the case with B 11, which had bitterly opposed the admis- 
sion of 4> A 0, yet afterward claimed to have been instru- 
mental in its admission. 4> A gained admittance through 
nobody's influence except its own; it had won over the com- 
bined efforts of the other fraternities, and because it was the 
strongest fraternity at Wisconsin, and they could not keep it out. 


The annual published, 1888, by the class of '89 was called 
the Badger instead of the Trochos. In the Badger published, 
1896, by the class of '97, the emblematic cuts of the frater- 
nities were preceded with a page giving the names of the fra- 
ternities at Wisconsin, with the years their chapters there 
were originally established — * A 0, 1857; B 11, 1873; 
X 4^, 1878, etc. — but the order in which cuts and chapter 
lists were inserted was: B 11, X ^, ^ A 0, etc. The next 
year there was no prefatory page to the fraternity depart- 
ment, and 4> A had its rightful place, its cut and chapter 
list being first. In 1897 also * K 4^, which had been revived 
after four years inactivity, was allowed its old position, fol- 
lowing B © n. 

At the University of Michigan 4> A had an editor on the 
annual Palladium, 1866, 1867, 1868 and 1869. Michigan 
Alpha then suspended, and was not finally restored until 
1887. Previous to 1884 the Palladium was issued by the 
seniors of the secret societies, each of which societies was 
entitled to representation on the editorial board, subject to 
the condition that it had existed at Ann Arbor for the preced- 
ing three years. Then (1884) the nine societies which had 
had the longest continuous existence there formed a close 
corporation, to keep out fraternities whose chapters had been 
more recently established or revived. This object is plainly 
shown by the following extracts from the constitution of the 
Palladium board: 

Article II. This board shall be under the care and direction of the fol- 
lowing named secret societies of the University of Michigan: X ^, A A ^, 
A K E, 2 *, Z ^, ^I' T, Ben, * K ^ and A T A. Each society shall 
have one vote through its regularly elected editor or delegate. 

Article III. No secret or other society shall be admitted to representa- 
tion on this board, as now constituted, except by the unanimous consent of 
the societies heretofore named. But such societies may be admitted to 
representation in the Palladium upon a two-thirds vote of the board. 

Article V. It shall be the duty of the editor from the society longest 
established at the university (X ^) to call the first meeting of such board. 

Article XII. When duly ratified by the societies heretofore mentioned, 
this constitution shall be the organic law of said board; but it may be 
amended by and with the consent of two-thirds of the societies whose dele- 
gates constitute this board, except as regards Articles II, III and XII, which 
can be amended only by the unanimous vote of the board. 

All fraternities in the professional schools, and all other 
fraternities in the literary department and the sororities were 
debarred from editorial representation, although their mem- 
bership lists and the engravings of some of them were gra- 
ciously included in the book. The lists of 2 X (then confined 


to the law school), N2N (medicaO, A2A (dental), *X 
(pharmacy), and the ladies societies, F <^ B, A F and Sorosis, 
appeared in the annual issued early in 1887. A Y was 
excluded because it was non-secret, and * F A for the alleged 
reason that, when established, 1885, it had refused to pay for 
its cut, and thus incurred the displeasure of the board. On 
application of J. E. Brown, a list of five members of * A 
from other institutions appeared in the 1887 annual. Michi- 
gan Alpha was re-established, November, 1887, and in the 
1888 and 1889 annuals the chapter had a list of members and 
an engraving, but they were placed among those of profes- 
sional fraternities and other nou- Palladium fraternities. In 
the annual of 1890, 4> A ©'s list and engraving appeared with 
those of the fraternities in the literary department, but the 
chapter's position was according to the date of its re-estab- 
lishment, instead of the date of original establishment. 
ATQ was established (in the law school), 1888; 2 A E, 
1889; A X, 1889, and K 2, 1892; but they, as well as 
^ A 0, * F A, 2 X, AY and the strictly professional frater- 
nities, were excluded from editorial representation. 

The Palladium fraternities received a surprise, May, 1892, 
when the class of '95 elected a board for the sophomore 
annual, the Oracle. This board consisted of ten members, 
and it had been decided that four of the ten should be frater- 
nity representatives. The Palladium fraternities held a cau- 
cus, and later in class meeting nominated as fraternity editors 
the caucus nominees. The cTther fraternities, which had not 
been invited to the caucus, then placed four candidates in 
nomination, all of whom were elected. One of them, C. W. 
Foster, was a Phi. 

The nine fraternities which controlled the Palladium main- 
tained their control through 1891-92, and, becoming even 
more arrogant and unfair, excluded all other fraternities 
entirely from the annual. However, the fight for equal 
rights continued and the cabal was forced to surrender. The 
number of other fraternities having multiplied, their threats 
to publish a rival annual, unless allowed editorial representa- 
tion, caused the board to admit them. In the volume issued 
in 1893 all the fraternities of the literary department were 
accorded equal representation. Michigan Alpha's editor 
that year was A. W. Hookway. However, the position 
allowed the chapter was determined not by the date of its 
establishment, 1864, but by the date of re-establishment, 


This settled the fight so far as the annual was concerned, 
but, as at Wisconsin, a contest arose about an inter-fraternity 
party. At Michigan this function was called the **junior 
hop,*' and it was conducted by the fraternities, the first in 
1880. It was given in the spring every year except in 1884, 
when it was omitted because of the withdrawal of A A *, 
^ Y, * K * and ATA. Beginning with 1885, it was con- 
ducted solely by the Palladium fraternities. Members of 
other fraternities, as well as independents, were permitted to 
attend, but were not allowed to exhibit banners or fraternity 
emblems at their booths. It is needless to say that under 
such conditions members of other fraternities did not attend. 
When the Palladium settlement was made, 1892-93, the 
nine fraternities which had controlled the annual still refused 
to give the other fraternities representation in the management 
of the so-called junior hop. In 1893 and 1894 the hop was in 
the Waterman Gymnasium. The excluded fraternities pro- 
tested, and in 1894-95 President J. B. Angell refused the use 
of the gymnasium, on the ground that the hop management 
did not have the sanction of the junior class or of a majority 
thereof. The nine fraternities then gave up the old name 
**junior hop*' and adopted the name of * 'annual ball." The 
university regents passed a resolution authorizing the Presi- 
dent and Secretary to allow the gymnasium to be used by any 
properly organized body at a rental of $100 a night. 

The ball was given by the nine fraternities in the gym- 
nasium, February 15, 1895, and plans were made by them for 
another ball in 1896. Under the resolution of the regents 
they leased the gymnasium and paid the rent. But the other 
fraternities appealed to the regents not to allow the ball to 
take place in the gymnasium unless it should be made a genu- 
ine university affair. Thereupon the regents rescinded the 
lease, and passed a resolution which prohibited the ball unless 
there should be no unjust discrimination. An appeal to the 
people of the State had been threatened, and it was feared 
that legislative appropriations would be withheld if an equit- 
able settlement of the matter were not arranged. Full 
accounts of the dispute were published in the newspapers of 
Michigan and adjoining States. A K E withdrew from the 
other eight fraternities, and the eight gave their 1896 ball at 
Toledo, Ohio. An editorial in The Scroll, February, 1896, 
written by J. E. Brown, who had formely been a student at 
Ann Arbor, said: **It was notoriously true that the weak and 
shaky chapters of the original Palladium crowd were the ones 


opposed to the admission of any new-comers. There is no 
doubt that the same principle of self preservation is in the 
attempt to retain control of the junior hop. There is, in 
fact, no other claim behind it, and these fraternities never 
made a greater confession of their weakness than in their 
attempt to bar 4> A 0, AY, A X and 2 A E from a voice 
in the management of this affair, and at the same time court- 
ing most earnestly their booth rent and their presence at the 

The four fraternities last mentioned gave a party, called 
the * annual promenade," in the university gymnasium, 
February 14, 1896. One of the patronesses in attendance 
was Mrs. J. B. Angell, wife of the President of the university. 
The affair at Toledo proved to be very inconvenient to the 
eight fraternities participating in it, as well as to their guests, 
and they were severely condemned by public opinion for 
going beyond state borders to give a university ball. They 
receded from an untenable position, and, in January, 1897, 
a settlement was effected, whereby all fraternities of the liter- 
ary department and the independents were allowed represen- 
tation on the *junior hop." According to a rotation scheme, 
each fraternity, in turn from year to year, would have the 
general chairmanship, while a member of each would hold an 
office or membership in one of the committees. Accordingly, 
all interests took part in the ball of 1897.* 

In 1897 the Palladium, the Castalian and the Res GesiiF 
were succeeded by the Michiganensian, published by the seniors 
of the literary, law and engineering departments. The 
Castalian had first appeared, 1865-66, in the form of papers 
published every little while by the anti-secret society element 
of the senior class ; in 1889 it took the form of an annual called 
the Castalian. The Res Gestce had been issued by the senior 
law class, 1895 and 1896. Walter B. Palmer. 


M. Edward Fawcett was born at New Hartford, Iowa, No- 
vember I, 1866. His early life was spent in that state. In 
1885 he was graduated in the classical course of Upper Iowa 
University, at Fayette. He then entered Northwestern Uni- 
versity, where he received the doctorate in philosophy for 
special work in Latin and Christian evidences. In 1887 he 

•Sec "The Michigan Book," 1898. 



became a member of Illinois Alpha. While at Evanston he 
was an editor of the Northwestern and the annual Syllabus. 

In 1885 he was ordained a minister in the Methodist Epis- 
copal Church. His first charge was in Iowa; then he filled 
charges in various towns in Illinois. He then went to Chi- 
cagOi where he had two or three charges, among them Doug- 
las Park Church. In 1804 he was appointed pastor of Grace 
Church at Elgin, 111. During this pastorate came his change 
of faith, brought about, after much reading and study, by 

the profound conviction that his place was in the Protestant 
Episcopal Church. 

Resigning from the Methodist church in 1896, he was im- 
mediately appointed a lay reader of the F^piscopal Church of 
the Redeemer at Elgin. After a six months interval, on May 
ta, 1897, he was admitted to the diaconate, and, on Decem- 
ber 15, of that year, he was ordained a priest, and appointed 
rector. After three years work at that church, he was called 
to Saint Bartholomew's Church, Englewood, Chicago, on 
May 13, 1901, which call he accepted on September 1, 1901. 


On May 20, 1903, he was elected bishop of the diocese of 
Quincy. The Chicago ^^r/;r//-^irra/^ said: **Dr. Fawcett is 
one of the youngest men ever elected to the episcopate in the 
American Church. His selection is all the more flattering 
when it is considered that he has been a priest of the Episco- 
pal Church only five and one-half years." The Churchman 
said: Saint Bartholomew's parish grew steadily under his 
rectorate, and his success as a parochial administrator is 
auspicious of an efficient administration in a larger field." 
His consecration took place at Saint Bartholomew's Church, 
January 20, 1904. There were nearly 100 clergy of all orders 
present, including nine bishops. In the evening there was a 
banquet at Kinsley's, under the auspices of the Church Club 
of Chicago, in honor of the newly consecrated bishop. Over 
175 guests were present. 


The History of the Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity, from lis Founda- 
tion in 1852 to Its Fiftieth Anniversary: By Charles Liggett VanCleve, Ohio 
Alpha, '79. Philadelphia, Pa. Franklin Printing Company. 1902. Cloth; 
pp. 304, 6x9. 

The fraternity system is over seventy-five years old, and 
there are about thirty inter-collegiate fraternities for men, 
besides those for women and those specially for professional 
students. Considering these facts, it is somewhat surprising 
that so few of these organizations have published histories. 
Historical sketches of several of them have appeared in their 
catalogues, but these sketches are more or less incomplete. 
Only four fraternities have published separate historical 
works, viz: 

The Psi Upsilon Epitome, by Albert Poole Jacobs. Cloth; pp. 264, 
4^4x5%' Published 1884; reviewed in The Scroll, February, 1885. 

Fraternity Stltdies: A Manual of Information Concerning the Fraternity 
of Beta Theta Pi, by William Raimond Baird. Cloth; pp. 370, S^xyX* 
Published 1894; reviewed in The Scroll, February, 1895. 

Memorial History of the Theta Delta Chi Fraternity, with 
an Account of the Semi-Centennial Convention and Banquet, by Clay W. 
Holmes. Cloth; pp. 294, 6^8x9. Published 1898; reviewed in The Scroll, 
June, 1899. 

And the history of 4> K 4^ the title of which is quoted above. 
This history was published in time to distribute at 4> K ^''s 
semi-centennial Orand Arch Council (convention) at Pitts- 

* Not countifiK two editions of **A Manual of Phi Delta Theta," 1886 and i8<>7, and a 
short history of K K F, 1903. A review of the latter will appear in the next number of 
The Scroll. 


burjf in 1902. Its author, Mr. Van Cleve, was graduated at 

Ohio Wesleyan in 1879. ^^ mentions that the book was 

begun in 1879, and that four men resigned the task before he 

undertook it. The history gives evidence of much research 

into the fraternity's archives, and many interesting facts are 

recorded. Some of these facts are of interest to other Greeks 

as well as to Phi Psis. The history of the fraternity fills 194 

pages, sketches of the chapters no pages. 

4> K 4^ was founded at Jefferson College, at Canonsburg, 

Pa., near Washington, Pa., where Washington College then 

existed. The two institutions later united as Washington and 

Jefferson College, at **Little Washington," as the town is called 

in Western Pennsylvania, to distinguish it from the national 

capital. There were two founders — C. P. T. Moore and W. 

H. Letherman (changed afterward to Letterman); the latter 

was valedictorian of his class. 

They had each been solicited to unite themselves with the chapters of 
fraternities then in existence at Jefferson, but the character of the men who 
composed these chapters was not of the kind that they desired to emulate; 
and so, inspired with the thought that they might Ikj the founders of a new 
order of the very highest sort, they asked several friends to come to Lether- 
man^s room to join them in this noble work. Of those invited none came 
but Moore. 

This meeting was on February 19, 1852, before which date 
Moore and Letherman had **written out a constitution." A 
picture of the house in which this meeting was held was not 
secured for the history, but a half-tone of it appeared in the 
Shieldiox August, 1903, as noted in The Scroll for last Octo- 
ber. Two members were added February 23, one February 
25 and one February 27. At the end of the college session 
the chapter numbered seven, but great pains were taken to 
keep its existence from being known. How long it remained 
sub rosa is not mentioned. 

B © IT had established a chapter at Jefferson, 1842; * r A 
had been founded there, 1848. The historical sketch of 
Pennsylvania Alpha, the parent chapter of * K 4^, says: **The 
rivalry of the young chapter with B © n and * F A was of the 
fiercest variety, and the bitterness engendered often brought 
on fistic and other encounters." 

T. C. Campbell, initiated January 27, 1853, was ^^acile 
princcps, the fraternity man of his time," though **for flagrant 
violation of fraternity law," he was once expelled and later 
reinstated. In a manuscript chapter paper, called the Amicus 
MysticuSy he thus reviled a rival fraternity: **From the whole 
mass of living beings on the face of the earth, there cannot 


be collected another set of men professing Christianity who 
are in a higher degree devoid of all principals of honor, truth 
and justice than this Satanic B society and their feminine 
colleagues." This probably referred to B II. Another 
rival, probably 4> r A, was characterized in terms too coarse 
for the The Scroll to quote. The history says: 

A number of (questions early arose to vex the meml)ers of the new organ- 
ization (* K 4^), not the least of which was the problem of coping with 
rival orders. The favorite method of **spiking" was to obtain in some nefar- 
ious way the esoteric work of a competing chapter, and spread the **secrets" 
thus obtained before the candidate sought. It is easy to see to what such 
tactics would lead. The chief business of * K 4^ and other Greek- letter 
societies for the twenty-five years from 1855 ^^ 1880 was to revise rituals 
and constitutions, so as to keep ahead of the ambitious burglars and liars 
who in various ways secured information, more or less accurate, of rivals, 
which was peddled about from chapter to chapter in the same fraternity, 
and sometimes intrusted to a rival fraternity when the object of the expose 
was hateful to both organizations. 

The minutes and memorials of the early chapters of * K 4^ contain fre- 
quent references to the grips and passwords of various rivals; and to such a 
pitch of unrighteous frenzy did the practice rise, that at one time a book 
existed in the Fraternity in which a super-zealous brother in * K 4^ had 
copied the constitutions, mottoes, passwords, etc., of every fraternity repre- 
sented in the college where his chapter was located, together with a miscel- 
laneous lot not so represented. This book was passed around in ♦ K 4^ for 
years, and used in the manner above adverted to, on the Jesuitical plea that 
you **must fight the devil with fire." The writer of these lines takes a tardy 
joy in the fact that he was instrumental in losing the lxx)k for good and all. 
Having mentioned the existence of such a piratical volume at a Grand Arch 
Council (convention) which he was attending, he was besought to procure 
the book for several delegates. Knowing the transcriber intimately, the 
historian secured the loan of the l)ook, and he rejoices that, from that date 
to this, the contraband article has not been mentioned to him nor to the 
transcriber, who is now heartily ashamed of his youthful folly. 

One of the founders, Moore, remained at Jefferson College 
but a short time. He went to Union College **for the avowed 
purpose of establishing 4> K 4^ in the conservative East. " He 
was invited to join A 4>, which had been founded at Union in 
1827. The history gives a facsimile of A 4>'s invitation to 
Moore — a printed form reading: 

Mr. Charles Moore. 

Dear Sir: I have the honor to inform you that you have been elected a 
Member of the Delta Phi (Alpha of New York). Strictly Confitiential. 
I am. Sir, Very respectfully yours, &c., Wm. A. Numan. 

Union College, June 3rd, 1853. 

The history says: * 'Finding that the field was well filled, 
and that the prospect for establishing a chapter of choice men 
was impracticable," he asked for permission to join A 4>, and 



this privilege was granted to him on the condition that he 
should use all his means for the connection of the A * with 
our association." The history continues: 

It does not appear that A * had any very restrictive rules about member- 
ship in those days, permitting a man to associate with them although connected 
with other fraternities, simply demanding that he should not be connected 
with any other order in the same college where affiliation with A ♦ was 
desired. This anomalous condition prevailed generally in Greek-letter socie- 
ties in the days of their incipiency, for the connectional idea was little under- 
stood, if at all, and the joining of a fraternity meant little to a man except 
the pleasant companionship with congenial fellows through the short years 
of his college course. In fact, the larger, and, as we believe, the true idea 
of fraternity life is the product of the last twenty or at most twenty-five years. 

Letters were received from a member of A * **in which prop- 
ositions were tentatively made for a union of * K 4^ with the 
older and more powerful fraternity." This, it seems, was in 
1853; it was '^previous to the permission of the chapter to 
Moore to connect himself with the A 4> at Union." A * had 
seven chapters while 4> K ^ had only one, yet * K 4^ wanted 
to do the absorbing — it did not want to be absorbed itself. 

The discussion was spirited, not to say bitter on the A ♦ proposition, but 
was finally ended with the decisive vote of the entire chapter, with the excep- 
tion of one man, to reject all overtures and maintain a separate existence. 
The member who was so eager for union with A * withdrew in anger from 
the chapter and afterward joined a chapter of another fraternity at Jef- 

The old A ♦ proposition came up again, this time the matter being urged 
by the chapter of A ^ at Princeton. The formal negotiation began in Novem- 
ber, 1854, and dragged along until the late winter. Under date of February, 
1855, we find the ultimatum of Pennsylvania Alpha, to the effect that if A * 
did not take the graduate members of 4» K 4^, negotiations should be broken 
off. From all evidence to l)e obtained, this position was adhered to, and 
♦ K 4^ entered upon her independent career, and the impetus given to the 
fraternity by the narrow escape from absorption, through the intense enthu- 
siasm of those who did not favor the project, carried * K 4^ far beyond the 
stage where it would be possible for it to submit to the swallowing process, 
at least in the role of victim. 

The foregoing account of the courtship of 4> K 4^ by A * is 
from the general history. The following account is from the 
sketch of the Pennsylvania Alpha: 

Moore went to Union in the hope of establishing there a chapter of * K 4^, 
and having failed in the attempt, was given permission to join A *. The 
result of this action upon the part of the founder was a proposition from A ♦ 
for the absorption of the infant of * K 4^. After a stormy debate, the mat- 
ter was defeated. Being dissatisfied with this treatment of this matter, 
Joseph C. Nevin asked for and obtained an honorable dismissal from the fra- 
ternity. He did not succeed in arousing any outside interest in the A ♦ 
project, and later joined * F A. The agitation for the proposed union with 
the older and more powerful order broke out again with virulence in 1855, 
but A 4», having refused, to take all alumni of * K 4^ while absorbing the 
active membership, led to the refusal of * K 4^ for further negotiations. 


The name of C. P. T. Moore appears in the catalogues of 
* K 4^ and A 4>. The history of 4> K 4^ says: 

Eastern extension seeming premature if not ini|K)ssible, the attention of 
our founder, Moore, was directed to the great University of Virginia. After 
his graduation at Union, in 1853, he went to the University of Virginia to 
study law. In November, 1853, a charter was granted to a set of petitioners 
headed by him. who set forth their desires in rich, diploma Latin. The 
charter was issued, and the second chapter of our fraternity founded at the 
University of Virginia, Deceml^er 8, 1853 

It seems quite worthy of remark that although the efforts at extension 
had been strenuous in the first two years of the fraternity life, three years 
went by with the fraternity consisting of only two chapters, Pennsylvania 
Alpha and Virginia Alpha. It is to be sup|X)sed that the A <l> agitation had 
much to do with making extension slow, Imt so soon as co(}uetting ceased, 
the work of introducing the mysteries of <l> K 4^ in new fields went on apace. 
The year 1855 '^ still the banner year for extension in * K 4^ history, six 
chapters having been organized and successfully inaugurated in that year. 

These six chapters were established at Washington (now 
Washington and, Allegheny, Lewisburg (now Bucknell), 
Washington (now Washington and Jefferson), Pennsylvania 
(Gettysburg) and Hampden-Sidney. In that year the frater- 
nity held its first convention; it met at Washington, I). C; 
from the first conventions were called Grand Arch Councils. 
Nine other chapters were established before the war — South 
Carolina College, 1857; University of Mississippi, 1857; 
Bethany, 1858; La Grange (Tennessee), 1859; Dickinson, 
1859; Franklin and Marshall, i860; Cumberland, i860; 
Mississippi College, i860; Ohio Wesleyan, 1861. 

Up to the beginning of the war * K 4^ numbered seventeen chapters; of 
this number nine were located in distinctively southern institutions. The life 
of all these (southern) chapters ceased during the struggle of the North and 
South, and with two of them, Tennessee Alpha (La Grange) and Mississippi 
Beta (Mississippi College) the time for renewed activity never came. Of 
the nine suspended chapters, only three had vitality sufficient to reorganize 
immediately upon the reopening of their institutions after the cessation of 
hostilities. Of the remaining four chapters, reorganization was delayed 
even until as late as 188 1. 

Though 4> K ^ was founded over three years after 4> A 0, it 
was much more widely extended than 4> A at the opening of 
the civil war, and it emerged from the war period very much 
stronger. Of the seventeen chapters which 4> K 4^ had estab- 
lished, all of them were alive at the beginning of 186 1. 4> A 
also had established seventeen chapters, but only eight were 
alive. Of these four — Wisconsin, Northwestern, Ohio Wes- 
leyan and Franklin — were killed by the war, leaving only four 
active — Indiana, Centre, Wabash and Indianapolis. Michi- 
gan was added in 1864, and at the end of the struggle 4> A 
had only five active chapters. The 4> A catalogue of 1870 


contains only 556 names, though if all then initiated had been 
included, the number would have been 665. The * K ♦ 
catalogue of 1870 contains 1,848 names, nearly three times 
as many members as 4> A then had. 

From 1852 to 1855 a monogram of the letters * 4^ was the 
badge of * K 4^, which in the latter year adopted a shield 
bearing the letters *** K 4^," an eye, two stars and an antique 
lamp on a book. The colors were chosen between 1875 ^^^ 
1878, when the Ohio Wesleyan chapter was Grand Chapter. 
**This Grand Chapter first chose colors for the fraternity, 
and lavender and rose-pink was their choice." 

After mention of **fugitive chapter papers or annual letters," 
the history says: **The first real fraternity journal was The 
Phi Kappa Psi Monthly^ the first issue of which appeared in 
October, 187 ?, and continued through nine numbers." From 
American College Fraternities," it would seem that this 
Monthly was issued before 4> A © issued a magazine, but The 
Scroll of Phi Delta Theta appeared nine months earlier, its 
first issue being dated January, 1875. ^^^ Monthly was 
edited and published by a member in Baltimore, as a private 
enterprise; it suspended June, 1876. The Grand Arch 
Council authorized The Phi Kappa Psi Quarterly, three 
numbers of which were published in 1877, when it also sus- 
pended. The first issue of The Shield of Phi Kappa Psi 
appeared September, 1879, ^^^ i^ ^'^s published as a private 
enterprise until April, 1882, when it also suspended. The 
Shield wsLS revived, 1883, being made the official organ of the 
fraternity. The editor from 1883 to 1885 was C. L. Van Cleve, 
the author of the history under review, and he edited the 
magazine also from 1886 (when a salary was first paid the 
editor) to 1893. ^^ account of the Grand Arqh Council of 
1880 says: 

The most amusing event of the meeting was an attempt upon the part of 
some of the chapters to add to the fraternity a sort of side-degree for college 
girls. It must be remembered that sororities were then in their infancy. 
Although some delegates were warm in their support of this measure, it was 
laughed out of court. 

The Grand Chapters of 4> K 4^ were as follows: Jefferson, 
1852-56; Virginia, 1856-61; Washington (Pa.), 1861-66; 
Bethany, 1866-69; I^ickinson, 1869-75; Ohio Wesleyan, 
1875-78; Lafayette, 1878-81; Columbian, 1881-84; Pennsyl- 
vania (Gettysburg), 1884-86. In 1886 a new constitution 
was adopted; the (irand Chapter was abolished, an Executive 
Council was established, and the fraternity was divided into 


districts with an Archon for each. The constitution was last 
revised in 1898, when a revised ritual also was adopted, the 
ritual including a burial service. The (irand Arch Council 
of 1900 adopted **a neat button for pledged men and one for 
the use of alumni, " and introduced * *a catech ism for members. *' 
The information about the first fifty years of 4> K 4^ which 
Mr. Van Cleve has collected and placed in permanent form 
will be of great value to the fraternity. The book is hand- 
somely printed and bound. The illustrations consist of: 
three small woodcuts of old fashioned badges, a reproduction 
of the log cabin built by A K E at Kenyon in 1855, nine 
pages of facsimiles of old documents, two pages of half-tone 
views of Jefferson College buildings, one page of views of the 
home of Founder Moore, and nine pages of views of chapter 
houses. Walter B. Palmer. 


Indiana papers announce that Hon. Hugh Th. Miller, 

Indianapolis, '88, is a candidate for lieutenant-govenor of that 

state.l His claims will be submitted to the Republican state 

convention which meets the last of April. The Indianapolis 

Journal says: 

Mr. Miller is identified with the Irwin Bank at Columbus, Ind., in the 
capacity of assistant cashier; and is also connected with the Indianapolis, 
Columbus and Southern Traction Company, being one of its directors. He 
was formerly a member of the faculty of Butler University, in Irvington, and 
but recently was mentioned inconnection with the presidency the of University 
of Indianapolis. He was a member of the house in the general assembly of 
1903, and a few months ago, when it was thought that he would be a candi- 
date for renomination and re-election, was considered as a probable can- 
didate for speaker of the house in 1905. 

His home paper, the Columbus Republican, says: 

Hugh Th. Miller is so well known in Columbus and Batholomew county, 
and in fact throughout the state, that he needs no introduction to the voters. 
His record as a member of the lower house of the last general assembly is 
one of which he can well be proud, as can also his constituents. He at once 
forged to the front, and because of his work during the session was highly 
complimented by the Indianapolis papers. It was near the close of the ses- 
sion that, in the Indianapolis AWf.f, Booth Tarkington, a fellow representa- 
tive, urged that he be returned to the next session of the assembly, and sug- 
gested the propriety of making him speaker of the house, a position he is well 
qualified to fill. 

Ever since the meeting of the last legislature he has been urged to enter 
the race for lieutenant-governor. The fact that he now announces his cand- 
idacy is taken by his many friends to mean that his encouragement has been 
of the enthusiastic and convincing kind, and he and they look with certainty 
to his nomination. Those who oppose him will find him a worthy foeman. 


but one who will not resort lo qucslionnhle pratlices; he will emerge {rom 
the contest with perfectly clean hands. He isa genlleman of fine educatioo- 
al snii business allainmenls. anil if called to till the high oflice 10 which he 
aspires the prediction is made in all candor that a better or more thoroughly 
conipetenl and conscientious man will never till that position. 

Brother Miller was editor of Th,- S.ip/I, 1896-1902. The 
present editors extend their best wishes to their brilliant 
predecessor. The fraternity in which he has such wide popu- 
larity will rejoice to learn of his success. 


An eyuipment for superb service, a brief but ver*' efficient 
official career, an influence of (treatest loyalty and whole- 
someness in frateniity life — these have been abruptly removed 
from us in large part by the time-consumine demands of 
commercial activity. All readers of 'I'hf, Scroi.i, for the past 
year have deeply appreciated the faithful maintenance of its 
high standard of excellence reached under the editorship of 
Dr. John Edwin Brown and Hugh Thomas Miller, At New 


York there was one man to whom the Convention turned with 
a just confidence for the editorship, and that man was Royall 
Hill Switzler. It was felt that he would not only pursue a 
discreet and dignified policy as editor, but also would afford 
an interesting and thoroughly modern fraternity magazine. 
It is very easy to assert that in no sense was that expectation 
disappointed. Brother Switzler has toiled indefatigably with 
much self-sacrifice and with greatest success, so that he aban- 
dons his editorial desk with the regret of every Phi and our 
unbroken approval of his editorial career. 

Brother Switzler came of a family of journalists and from a 
college community. He was born August 5, 1876, in 
Columbia, Missouri, and was reared in the atmosphere of the 
University of Missouri. He is the second of three sons of 
Irvin and Ellen Runyan Switzler. Both his father and his 
grandfather, Col. VV. F. Switzler, were newspaper men; the 
latter being also a historian. His preliminary schooling was 
obtained at the public schools of Columbia, and he entered 
the University of Missouri with the class of 1897. During 
the college year, 1894-95, he was absent from college, hav- 
ing joined his grandfather in newspaper work at Boonville, 
Missouri. Returning the following year, he resumed his 
high place in scholarship. He was awarded the junior aca- 
demic scholarship in June, 1897, and was a teaching fellow in 
mathematics during his last two years at the university. 
Among the various student activities his interest and partici- 
pation centred in athletics, the college papers, and cadet 
corps. Upon the breaking out of the war with Spain in the 
spring of 1898, in company with a large number of fellow- 
students Brother Switzler responded to the call for troops. 
He enlisted in the Fifth Missouri Volunteers, a volunteer 
regiment raised under the call and commanded by Colonel 
Milton Moore of Kansas City, and on May i8th was mustered 
into service as regimental sergeant-major. Later in the sum- 
mer in the field he was promoted to be second lieutenant and 
assigned to a company in the same regiment. The Fifth 
Missouri was one of the many brave regiments which saw 
service only in hot southern camps, watching and waiting for 
orders to move to the front, orders which never came. The 
regiment was mustered in at Jefferson Barracks, Missouri, 
and after a short time proceeded to Chickamauga Park, where 
it remained until all need of its services at the front were 
past. In September it was moved up into Kentucky for a 
brief stay, and was finally mustered out of service at Kansas 


City in November. Brother Switzli 
regiment during the entire time of it 
those who escaped with practically 
Chickamauga Brother Si " 
Phis there, belonj;itiE to 

IS on duty with his 

lice, and was one of 

sickness. While at 

tlended several meetings of 

regiments in camp, and 

ributed a brief account of them to The Scroll at the 
time. Later he also compiled for The Scri>i.l a list of the 
members of the fraternity who had taken part in the war. 

Although absent with his retriment at Chickamauga Park, 
Brother Swit/ler was regularly graduated by the university 
in June, 1898, with the degree <)f A. B. cum laude. In June, 
1899, he was awarded the degree of A. M. He was a mem- 
ber of V. B H, an honorary senior society, and was duly 
received into I'hi Beta Kappa. 

This splendid training was attended with a useful activity 
in Missouri Alpha. From the date of his initiation, October 
10, 1892, until the present time. Brother Switzler has given 
to Phi Delta Theta his most loyal devotion. His two broth- 


ers, Clifford T. Switzler, '94, of Boston, and Wm. F. Switzler, 
'00, of St. Louis, were members of the same chapter with him. 
He was the delegate of Missouri Alpha to the Philadelphia 
Convention, and in 1900 he was elected President of Zeta 
Province when Brother F. J. R. Mitchell was elected S. G. C. 
At the Louisville Convention he was elected Historian of the 
General Council, and at New York he was made Editor of 
The Scroll and Palladium and Reporter of the General 
Council. All of this active service has been rendered in the 
beginning of a flattering business career. In June, 1899, 
Brother Switzler moved to St. Louis and became associated 
with the Bradstreet Company. In April, 1901, he entered the 
service of the St. Louis Refrigerating and Cold Storage Co., 
a large corporation, of which he is now Secretary and Treas- 
urer. It was the constantly growing demands of this import- 
ant position that forced him to give up reluctantly the high 
official station which he held in the fraternity. In that 
city whose name is but a synonym for opportunity and energy. 
Brother Switzler enjoys the affectionate esteem and confidence 
of a large acquaintance, and his frieijds will surely witness 
the fulfillment of his high commercial aspirations. In our 
official service he has pursued the same sure methods of faith- 
fulness and intelligent performance of duty that have won his 
enviable position in business. VV'e shall miss his name from 
our official roster, but we trust at least that we shall always 
enjoy his handsome and pleasing personality at conventions, 
and we feel no doubt as to the durability of his love for Phi 
Delta Theta. 


Those who attended the banquet of the New York conven- 
tion will remember Edwin Emerson, Jr., as one of the toast 
speakers. He was a member of the class of '8q at Miami, 
where he joined 4> A 0, but he received his degree from Har- 
vard in 1 89 1. He has recently gone to the Far East as war 
correspondent for the New York World and Collier's Weekly. 
He was one of the famous Rough Riders in 1898. From 
advance sheets of **The History of the Phi Delta Theta Fra- 
ternity" is taken the following account of his career in the 
Spanish war: 

After consi?! general Fitzhugh I^e and other Americans had left Havana, 
Edwin Emerson, Jr., Miami, 'Sq, went there in the guise of a German war 
correspondent. Hostilities having begun, he went to Porto Rico, co-operating 
with Lieutenant H. H. Whitney, a secret service agent of the War Department. 


Emerson, suppoaed lo be a citizen of Germany, was permitled lo land >t 
iSan Juan de I'uerto Rico, hut, when he had started nn a tour of observation 
through the island, he was arrested and imprisoned. He cleverly managed 
to escape, and tracking his way across the mountains to the coast, he look 
passage on a small boat for the Danish West Indies. Lieutenant Whitney 
having joined him, Ijolh returned to Washington, lo report in person lo 
General N. A. Miles and the Secretary of War. 

At Washington he received an urgent invitation from 'J'heodore Roosevelt 
to join the Rough Riders. He embarked on the next transport tor Sanliago, 
arriving there just in time to enlist in Colonel Roosevelt's regiment as it was 
moving into action. His hearing in his lirst engagement was such Ihal he 
was mentioned for gallantry inaction and attracted the favorable attention 
of Joseph Wheeler, commanding the cavalry division of which the Rough 


Riders formed a part. At General WTieeler's request, he was transferred 
to duty on his staff while in Cuba. 

In ** Alone in Porto Rico/* published in the Century 
Magazine, September, 1898, Brother Emerson ^ave a graphic 
account of his experiences during his hazardous trip across 
that island. He is the author of three books relatinjj to the 
Spanish war — **Told by a Trooper," **lnWar — In Peace, "and 
**Pepy's Ghost." A sketch of him with the accompanying 
portrait appeared in The Scrot.l, April, 1899. The portrait 
is from a photograph taken at Camp Wikofif, Mantauk Point, 
Long Island, in the summer of 1898. After the Spanish war 
he acted as war correspondent for various journals in China, 
South America and elsewhere. 


A note from Brother John J. London in the December 
Scroll calls attention to the fact that there are ten members 
of Phi Delta Theta at the L^nited States Naval Academy at 
Annapolis. This is spoken of as an uncommon, if not unpre- 
cedented thing for Phi Delta Theta or any other fraternity. 
All of this is eminently true and at the same time serves to 
call attention to the fact that at the present time there are no 
less than thirteen Phis in the four classes at the United States 
Military Academy at West Point, and in addition three other 
Phis have graduated and received their commissions in the 
regular army in the past two years. 

These three graduates are Bros. James Franklin Bell, 
Washington and Jefferson, '98; Frederick William Hinrichs, 
Jr., Columbia, '99, and William Alexander McCain, Missis- 
sippi, '99. The Phis now in attendance at West Point are 
as follows: 

Class of 1904. 

Vaughn Washington Cooper, Vanderbilt, '02, comes from 
Nashville, Tenn. He played at third base on the Varsity 
baseball team at Vanderbilt and won the same position on the 
Army team. He made quite a record last fall at half back 
on the West Point football team which defeated the Univer- 
sity of Chicago and other institutions. 

Class of 1905. 

Adelno Gibson was a member of the class of 1902 at Iowa 
Wesleyan where he was initiated into Phi Delta Theta. His 
home is in Oskaloosa, la. Playing with Brother Patrick H. 


Winston, he won the championship in doubles in the West 
Point tournament last year. Bro. Gibson won the champion- 
ship of Iowa Wesleyan in singles before coming to West Point. 

Allen Wyant Gullion, a graduate of Centre College, Ky., 
in the class of 1901 hails from New Castle, Ky. He was the 
valedictorian of his class at Centre and has maintained his 
high scholarship at the Military Academy. He holds the 
position of **Buck" at West Point. 

Patrick Henry Winston joined Phi Delta Theta at the Uni- 
versity of Texas where he was a member of the class of 1902. 
At Texas he won the undergraduate scholarship medal. He 
lives in Raleigh, N. C. and is a member of Theta Nu Epsilon. 
After leaving the University of Texas Bro. Winston went to the 
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he affiliated 
with the Phi Chapter. Last year he won the tennis champion- 
shipinsinglesatWest Point, with Bro. Gibson the championship 
in doubles and played at centre field on the Army baseball team. 

C'LASS OF 1906. 

George LeRoy Converse, Jr., was a member of the class 
of 1904 at Ohio State University where he was taken into 
Phi Delta Theta. His home, like that of Dr. Brown and other 
distinguished men is Columbus, Ohio. Bro. Converse has 
always maintained a high standing in his work at the Academy. 

William Addleman Ganoe, Dickinson^ '02, took his bache- 
lor's degree like Bro. Gullion before entering West Point. 
His home is Jersey Shore, Pa. He achieved distinction "at 
the Academy by winning a place on the ** Hundredth Night" 
committee. At Dickinson Bro. Ganoe was president of the 
musical and glee clubs, leader of the glee club, a member of 
the Raven's Claw, the senior honorary society, quarter-back 
on the 'Varsity football team and a prominent member of the 
college dramatic club. 

George Milbume Morrow, Jr., was a member of the class 
of 1904 at the University of Virginia where he was initiated 
into Phi Delta Theta. He is also a Southerner, his home 
being in Birmingham, Ala. 

Still another Southern I^hi at the Academy is John George 
Quekmeyer, who lives in Yazoo City, Miss., and who joined 
Phi Delta Theta at the University of Mississippi, where he 
was enrolled in the class of 1905. 

Class of 1907. 

Phi Delta Theta is represented in the first-year class by the 
unusually large number of five men. The}' are Ewers Purdy 


Aldredge, Lafayette^ '05; Thomas Lee Coles, Alabama, '04, 
who attended the New York convention; Richard Huntington 
Kimball, Texas, '03, a member of the Texas Beta Chapter 
House Corporation; Frederick Almyron Prince, Knox, '06, 
who made an enviable record on the 'Varsity football team at 
the Academy last fall, and PMwin Martin Watson, Washing' 
ton and Lee, '02, who is a native of Martinsville, Va. 

It will be noticed how the number of Phis increases in the 
lower classes, which seems to show that more are going to 
West Point every year. It will be interesting to note how 
many matriculate with the class of 1908, to verify this theory. 
It is also worthy of remark that of the thirteen Phis eight 
come from the South as compared with three from the middle 
West and two from the East, both of these latter from the 
state of Pennsylvania. The record on the whole is one of 
which the fraternity might well be proud and one which, it is 
thought, has not been equaled by any other fraternity. 

Bernard M. L. Ernst. 


A reunion of all the living graduates of People's Academy 
at Morrisville, Vt., who have joined 4> A was held at the 
residence of Thomas C. Cheney, Morrisville, December 26, 
1903. In nineteen years this academy has sent out eighteen 
men who have become Phis. With the exception of H. M. C. 
Chase and S. L. Cates, both of Vermont Alpha, class of '88, 
all of the eighteen are living. The boys are well scattered, 
some having come from Minneapolis, Boston, New York, 
Albany and Schenectady, but all were present. It is very 
doubtful whether another fitting school in the entire country, 
located in a village of 1500 inhabitants, has sent out so many 
graduates in the last nineteen years who have become mem- 
bers of * A as has the People's Academy. The following 
account of the reunion is clipped from the Morrisville News 
and Citizen'. 

The home of Mr. and Mrs. T. C. Cheney of this place was the scene 
Saturday afternoon of a very pleasant gathering of alumn< and undergradu- 
ates of the University of Vermont. The occasion was a reunion of the 
graduates of People's Academy, who entered the university and became 
members of Vermont Alpha chapter of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity. 
Every living Phi graduate of the academy, to the number of 16, was present, 
several of the alumni coming long distances to attend this unique reunion. 
The alumni of People's Academy present were: — 


Dr. John C. Morgan of Slowe. 'iio; T. C. Chsnev of Motrisville, '91; 
E. C. Mower of Burlinglon, \n\ C. h\ Blair, "99. of Morrisville, now in 
Harvard Law SlHooI; Glen Gould of Albanv. N. Y., ■00: V. W. Dodge of 

•! New 

York City. '04: Uuy Varnum of 
Burlin^on, '04: Neheniiah Town 
of Cadvs Kalis, '05: James Reed 
of Morrisville, -06; Harold 
Adams of Morrisville, '06; Harry 
Woodward of Morrisville, '07. 
Olher members of ihe fra- 

Prof-W. A. Beehc, '89, now in 

piincipalof the Academy; C. C. 
KullinKlon of Newart, N. J., 
formerly of JohnsoD. Dartmouth, 
'02; Arthur Stearns of Johnson, 
Dartmouth, '07; John Laniber- 
lon of Morrisville, '07 and W. L. 
Urton, Leslie Cunninij^ham and 
W. Mack, all of Vermonl, '04. 

After sitting for group photo- 
graphs [he alunmi were royally 
entertained at a lunch tentlered 
Ihem bv Mr. and His. Chenev, 
where Mis. W. A. Beetw and 

Miss Blanche Fibs .issisled in serving. Mrs. H. T. Munson, Mrs. E. A. 

Dodge, Mrs. Geo. L. Morse and Mis. W. A. Adams assisted in preparing 

the repast. 

The men students at Cornell apparently are harder workers 
than the co-eds. This is shown b.v the restilts of the week of 
tab-keeping some time ago. The figures are confined to the 
College of Arts and Sciences, btit this is the largest college in 
the university, and the one in which practically all of the 
co-eds are registered. The mass of figures galhered showed 
that the men and women respectively spend each twenty-four 
hours as follows: Work, time for men, &/4 hours; time for 
women, tH hours; amusement, time for men, iH hours; 
time for women, 2/'2 hours; physical exercises, time for men, 
iJi hours; time for women, iH hours; meals, time for men, 
1/-4 hours; time for women, i-K hours; steep, time for men, 
S/i hours; time for women, 7?^ hours; unclassified, time for 
men, ij'3 hours; time for women, 2'A hours. According to 
President Schtirman a model student should work eleven 
hours a day. 



The journey away from colle/^e days creates the necessity 
of scrupulous preservation of all the choice and precious 
memories of student life. The annual observance of Alumni 
Day has therefore, two essential elements, for the recalling of 
college memories and student friendships does of necessity 
intensify the devotion to the larger friend and brother of 
to-day. Sad is the time when the college and fraternity man 
allows his old loves to be merged into the furious turmoil of 
his life pursuits. Herein lies one of the great offices of a 
college fraternity, and in order to give it concrete perfor- 
mance, Phi Delta Theta maintains, with great pride and deep 
insistence, Alumni Day, as an intensely important institution. 

The General Council has chosen for this occasion a sub- 
ject that will enable the oldest and most inactive alumnus to 
pour out a wealth of sentiment and of love. It may at first 
hearing sound trite — **Phi Delta Theta's Contribution to Our 
Life Equipment," — but it is the theme which will instinctively 
arise in the minds of Phi Delta Thetas who meet to pledge 
again their loyalty; and then when we estimate how much of 
real education of heart and mind we have derived from our 
fraternity life and how much richer thereby are we, both 
inwardly and outwardly, we will feel **the larger heart, the 
kindlier hand," and all our problems how to give to the Fra- 
ternity the true measure of service will be solved. 

It is devoutly to be hoped that the celebrations everywhere 
on March 15 will, in success and number, excel anything 
attempted heretofore. For us this should be an annual day 
of thanksgiving as well as of handshaking and resolutions. 
The past year has been one of larger development for Phi 
Delta Theta. Seven splendid chapter homes — Texas, Michigan, 
Cleveland, Vermont, Allegheny, Ohio Wesley an and Wabash 
— have been acquired. Three chapters — Iowa, Southwestern 
and Randolph- Macon — have rented houses for the first time. 
These achievements have added incomparably to the strength 


and prestige of the Fraternit}'. Other chapterhouse move- 
ments are in progress. The Sewanee chapter, which built the 
first house of all, is preparing to erect a handsome stone lodge 
this spring. Nebraska Alpha is arranging to build. Missouri 
Beta has bought a fine lot and will build next summer. Vir- 
ginia Zeta and others have caught the chapterhouse fever. 
If the record for the next year will equal this, there will be 
left but twelve unhoused chapters out of sixty-eight. And 
side by side with this material development, the Fraternity 
has grown in internal organization, and never were its chap- 
ters stronger in their several colleges than they are to-day. 

Every year the alumni clubs should be also practical in 
their discussion. The maintenance of individual friendships 
will easily take care of itself; but how to keep alive an alumni 
club and make it as efficient as it ought to be, is an important 
and ever difficult problem. In several of the largest cities 
they pursue the delightful method of having weekly alumni 
lunches, the effects of which are to bring Phis together often 
and recall their common basis of brotherhood. In other 
cities the local chapterhouse is also admirably used as an 
alumni clubhouse. In each of these methods there is a con- 
stant rallying point in which the alumni are brought into close 
relations with each other. Where neither is feasible, some 
other ingenious plan must be devised, and this ought to be 
this year in such places the subject of earnest consideration. 
The alumni clubs ought to resolve to meet more often than 
once a year, and to vary the form of entertainments. Local 
conditi(ms in each case surely ought to suggest feasible means 
to realize greater usefulness for the alumni clubs. It is true 
of these as of every other social, educational or religious 
organization, that the life and usefulness of each is but the 
aggregate of the appreciation and effort given to it by its con- 
stituent members, and the benefits to the individuals are entirely 
dependent upon their interested and active participation. 

The great Louisiana Purchase Exposition will doubtless 
attract manv Phi Delta Thetas to St. Louis next summer. 


During each exposition nearly every day is appointed for 
meetings of all kinds, which are scheduled upon the official 
calendar. While no official gathering of Phis is in contempla- 
tion, there is no reason why a time most convenient to all 
might not be designated for prospective Phi visitors to be 
there together. Certain days could easily be agreed on, a 
meeting place at the exposition ought to be obtained without 
difficulty; and with but little trouble, few details and no other 
preparation, a large and delightful company of the wearers of 
the sword and shield could be brought together for a happy 
informal reunion. We believe so ardently in the efficacy of 
personal association in promoting the very highest ends of 
our fraternity that we want to see as many Phis come to- 
gether in as many places at as many times, as possible. This 
suggestion, we feel sure, will meet with the willingness of the 
proper officers to make the few necessary arrangements and 
of all members everywhere to make their visits to St. Louis 
at a time to be agreed upon. We hope later to announce 
some definite plans to fulfill this suggestion. 

It is important that the freshman should be taught the 
things he ought to know to become a useful member of the 
chapter. And now is the time to begin to teach him. 
* 'Train up a child in the days of his youth," etc., which 
Scriptural adage applied to fraternities means that, if the 
older members will take the pains to instruct the young mem- 
bers in the various lines of chapter work, the latter will 
acquire their experience, and the future success of the chap- 
ter will be assured. The freshman has been a member for 
about half a collegiate year, and he should now be attending 
a school of instruction, to acquire a practical knowledge of 
fraternity affairs. 

The freshman should be required to learn all he can about 
the history of * A and of his own chapter. He should be 
put through a course of study on the constitution and general 
statutes, until he should become thoroughly acquainted with 
the organization of the fraternity and of the chapter and the 


functions of the various officers, general and local. He 
should be made familiar with the usages of the fraternity and 
the traditions of the chapter. He should be made to remem- 
ber the names of the great men in * A 0, especially the 
names of those to whom the chapter points with most pride — 
her own sons. He should be taught as much as may be 
known about rival fraternities, the differences between these 
fraternities in membership, chapters and policy, and how 
^ A ® compares with them in these respects. 

The proper time to teach the freshman these things is in 
the first year of his membership, when he is still burning 
with an unquenched ardor to learn all that he can about the 
fraternity. Begin to drill him at once, and, by means of 
fraternity examinations, ascertain whether he has learned the 
essential facts; if not exercise patience and keep him study- 
ing until he has mastered the subject. If he is properly 
drilled it is entirely possible to make him a fairly good fra- 
ternity man the same year of his initiation. He should be 
trained in the most approved methods of rushing new men. 
With this part of his education unusual pains should be taken. 

Perhaps some of the more apt freshmen may reach such a 
proficiency by the end of this collegiate year that they may 
be of much service in rushing men next year. . They are 
acquainted with the men who will come up next fall from the 
same preparatory schools which they attended, and they can 
be of aid in securing such of these men as the chapter may 
select, but unless they are trained in proper rushing methods 
they might do more harm than good. Therefore, they should 
be drilled in the tactics and ethics of spiking. They should 
be required to take the leading parts in a spiking campaign 
wholly within the chapter, using their arguments and powers 
of pursuasion on older members, who should criticise their 
mistakes and praise their creditable performances. 

Elsewhere is given a formal description of the magnificent 
new home of Michigan Alpha. For more than a year it has 


been well known that our Michigan brothers were building 
and equipping a chapterhouse that would inipregnably 
strengthen the chapter and arouse the deepest pride of the 
whole Fraternity. Now it is with intense pleasure that we 
view this completed house and say all hail to Michigan 
Alpha I When one reads Brother Palmer's interesting story of 
the struggles of our Michigan and Wisconsin chapters, he 
appreciates for its true value the great stability and prestige 
which they enjoy to-day in their institutions. The whole 
Fraternity will honor them for their splendid triumph over 
all the persecutions of rivals and the difficulties of acquiring 
their handsome homes. We are glad to present the floor 
plans as well as the exterior view of this model chapterhouse, 
so that those chapters contemplating the erection of homes 
may derive from them a real help in formulating their plans. 

On another page we have endeavored to pay a deserved 
tribute to Rovall H. Switzler, who retired from the editor- 
ship with the December issue. It is difficult, especially upon 
suddenly assuming these duties in the middle of a volume, to 
exercise anything like the discriminating and artistic skill 
with which Brother Switzler wrought; and while we enjoy 
keenly this new service, we yield to no one in regret over 
his retirement. Although due announcement as to the pre- 
sent management has been made, the editor takes great 
pleasure in gratefully acknowledging his indebtedness to that 
veteran leader, editor, historian — Walter B. Palmer — for 
his consent to serve as assistant editor. In fact, he would 
not have been willing to undertake this work without Brother 
Palmer's assistance. So famous for his variety and immen- 
sity' of fraternity lore and so indefatigable in his long service 
to Phi Delta Theta, Brother Palmer needs only to be an- 
nounced in this capacity to win encomiums from all who read 
The Scroll. And if some should say that the editorial staff 
is in inverse proportion to its weight and ability, no one will 
more heartily admit it than the editor-in-chief himself. We 
have great pleasure in the prospect of this engaging work 


which will bring us into a closer intimacy with an aristocracy 
of heart and mind that ever delights with its purity and 

One vital cause of success in the acquirement of chapter- 
houses is a scrupulous observance of the chapter's duties and 
obligations in detail. It may properly be said, of course, 
that this is requisite to the proper maintenance of any chap- 
ter. The possession of a chapterhouse is, however, a pretty 
sure evidence of the highest form of fraternity life; and yet, 
some of our strongest chapters, on account of unfavorable 
local conditions, have not yet acquired homes. Nearly all 
of those chapters occupying houses have been careful with 
their internal organization, which has developed the earnest- 
ness of spirit that has enabled them to reach their present 
prosperity. The burden of maintaining homes does not gen- 
erally even cause them to be insensible to their general fra- 
ternity duties. In this we are merely taking the chapter 
house as a type of strength and prosperity, and the principle 
we mean to insist upon is that of close and rigid performance 
of all duties of internal organization as the practical basis of 
distinctive chapter prosperity. 

College fraternities differ from other fraternal associations 
in that their active membership rapidly changes, and 
changes entirely within three or four years. It often hap- 
pens that a chapter may seem to be exceedingly prosperous, 
because it is managed by a few experienced leaders, but, 
when they have been graduated, the chapter, in the following 
year, may exhibit lamentable weakness, unless the under- 
classmen have received sufficient training in routine duties. 
The younger members should be impressed with the import- 
ance of fitting themselves to become efficient fraternity work- 
ers. The strong, healthy chapter is not one in which the 
organization is entirely in charge of a few older men but one 
in which every member has something to do and even "the 
youngest is entrusted with some degree of responsibility. 


Chapter G^rrespondence. 



The winter season always brinjjs with it a certain numl>er of social events 
and since last writing each faculty has indulged in its own way, arts and 
science giving very successful dances while medicine and law kept to their 
historic dinners. Besides these science sophomores held a dinner, Bro. 
Bell being on the committee and Bro. Hibbard down for a toast, while Bro. 
Housser, arts, '06, and Bro. Drysdale, science, '04, were representatives. 

On January 4, Z 4^, the pioneer fraternity in Canada, held a reception to 
celebrate their 21st year at McGill. Bro. Sellery, '04, was present. 

On February 3, the Medical Society held its Quarter Century Anniversary 
although founded twenty-seven years ago by Dr. William Osier, McGill, '72, 
now of Johns Hopkins. The principal feature of the evening was a debate, 
when Bro. Faulkner, '04, was leader of the affirmative. 

In the Toronto-McGill debate held here on January 22, we had again to 
go down before our old rival. 

In hockey also McGill has not been very successful, only winning one of 
the four games against Toronto and QHieen's. The latter saved a three 
comer tie and won the championship by defeating McGill on February 19. 

In basketball, though, our team when they travelled to Kingston, were 
able to defeat Queen's by 9 to 7. In the future a basketball intercollegiate 
series may be formed. 

The glee and banjo club contemplates a tour very shortly before its 
annual concert. 

This is the season of the annual meetings of the different lines of sport. 
The old athletic club has been reorganized as the track club, while the new 
athletic club will have general supervision of all clubs. Two pledges, Gordon 
Brown, '06, and E. M. Benedict, '06, were elected treasurer of track club 
and secretary of football club, respectively. 

Bro. Russell, I*urdue, '03, who spent several weeks in the city, has l)een 
called back to New York by business. We trust other Phis coming to 
Montreal will call at the chapter house. Lyman C. Lauchland. 

Montreal, February 23, 1904. 


Since our last letter was sent to The Scroll, some very gratifying news 
has been announced to Colby students. At the December meeting of the 
board of trustees, several proposed plans were approved, and work will l)e 
begun on them at once. The gymnasium will be remodeled, so as to better 
accommodate the needs of athletic interests. The athletic field is to be made 
over and a grand stand seating a thousand is to be erected; the Hersey 
House or "Commons" is to be removed from the athletic field to a position 
to the east. These changes, when carried out, will raise Colby's standing in 
athletic matters. As opposed to this very gratifying news, Colby has just 
heard with regret of the resignation of Dr. W. S. Bay ley, professor of 
minerology and geology. The resignation is to take effect at the end of the 
present collegiate year. 


Maine Alpha has recently made an addition to her hall furnishing sup- 
plies. The chapter, we believe, is on the ascendant. The present year 
promises to be a very successful and prosperous one. 

The chapter now enrolls twenty-six meml)ers, two of the Bros, being 
out of college the present term. They are Bro. Joseph U. Teogue, '06, and 
Bro. Byron A. Wright, '07. Some of the honors taken by our men since 
the last report are as follows: Bro. Field, '05, President of the athletic associa- 
tion; Bro. Shepherd, '07, a member of the executive committee of the 
athletic association: Bro. Hoyt, '05, manager of football team for 1904; 
Bro. Spencer, '06, is on the 'Varsity basketball team; Bros. Coy and Field 
made the junior honorary parts. Arthur L. Field. 

Waterville, February 6, 1904. 


Since the last chapter letter, Massachusetts Alpha has initiated two more 
men from the class of 1907, whom we gladly present as Phis: Bros. Henry 
Appleton Knowles, of Boston, Mass., and George Rver Hotaling, of New 
York City. 

The basketball team this season has been playing decidedly erratic ball. 
Opening the season by defeating Vale, they next lost to Columbia in New 
Vork City. Rallying again, the team twice defeated easily the strong Fitch- 
burg V. M. C. A. five, which last year's championship team won from with 
the greatest difficulty. For the first time in three years, however, the home 
team lost on their own floor, Minnesota doing the trick by a score of 10-6. 
In the last game at the present writing, Williams defeated Syracuse by the 
close score of 25-24. Williams will run against Dartmouth in the relay race 
February 13 at the B. A. A. meet in Mechanics hall, Boston. In the indi- 
vidual events also the Berkshire college will be well represented. 

Owing to the winter season and mid-year examinations, college activities 
have been rather dormant. However, at the class-day elections of 1904, 
Bro. Squires, '05, was elected one of the five seniors on the class-day com- 
mittee. On the junior relay team 4» A 9 had two men, Bro. U. A. Newell, 
'05, captain, and Bro. Avers, '05. Bro. Crooker, '05, also represented the 
chapter on the class basketball team. At the regular December election of 
the Williams Weekly board, Bro. A. P. Newell, '05, was chosen assistant 
editor-in-chief to succeed the present editor-in-chief after April i. Bro. 
U. A. Newell, '05, is one of the Williams relay team of four men who will 
run against Dartmouth at the annual meet of the Boston Athletic Associa- 
tion. Bro. Case, '06, was selected to represent the fraternity on the sopho- 
more prom, committee. 

On January 26, Massachusetts Alpha sustained its first loss by death in 
recent years. Bro. William McKenzie Russell, ex-'o5, died suddenly at 
Ithaca, N. V., from the effects of an operation for appendicitis. In 1901, 
Bro. Russell entered Williams with the present junior delegation. Having 
a pronounced aptitude for mechanics, he subsequently decided to abandon 
the classical course here and to register at Cornell in the engineering depart- 
ment. It was at this university that his unexpected death occurred. The 
junior delegation attended the funeral at the home in Great Barrington, 
Mass. In the death of Bro. Russell, every man in the chapter who was 
with him in college feels the deepest personal loss, for in his enthusiastic life 
here he was a brother in the Bond in the truest sense. 

Williamstown, February ii, 1904. Albert P. Newell. 



Athletic activities at Amherst are at present well sustained by the different 
teams, l^ast week we were well represented at the B. A. A. meet at Boston. 
Our relay team easily defeated Cornell. Amherst also got first place in the 
novice 440 yard dash and third in the shot put. Two weeks l>efore the 
relay team ran at New York and lost to Pennsylvania by a very small 

The basketball team has not been up to the standard of other years even 
if there are two Phis on the team. The team has won three games and lost 
three. Candidates are already out trying for the baseball team. Bro. Shay, 
who is captain, is lieing well supported by good material in the chapter. 
There are seven of the brothers trying for positions on the team. Bro. Mc- 
Rae was assistant pitcher on last years team and is working for the position 
this year. 

The management has engaged Thomas J. Oowd of Holyoke, Mass., as 
coach for this year's team. *' Pommy'' has had a wide and varied experience 
on the diamond with both professional and college men. He coached the 
famous Brown team of 1894 and later he occupied the same position at 
Georgetown University. Since leaving Georgetown he has played every 
year on some (me of the professional leagues. He was a member of the St. 
Ix)uis national league team for seven years where he played the position of 
center field and second base. It is yet too early to predict the quality of the 
team for the coming sedson, but from all present indications Amherst should 
l>e well up to her last few years record. 

The Olio, a book published by the junior class of Amherst College made 
its appearance just liefore the new year vacation. It contains an account of 
the activities of college life during the past year, the organization and 
records of the various college associations, membership roll of the frater- 
nities and complete data concerning the college together with a large depart- 
ment of jokes, grinds etc. Bro. K. J. Boctomly represented us as editor-in- 

The play to be presented by the senior dramatics this year is Sheridan's 
School for Scandal." The play is already well underway; the first pro- 
duction will probably be given in March. We are represented in this 
department by Bro. O'Donnell, as manager, and Bro. Turner as one of the 
leading characters. 

The junior "prom", which was to be held Feb. 15, had to be postponed 
until spring term on account of the failure of the local water supply. The 
water famine, however, did not prove of long duration and we are again 
enjoying the sparkling beverage of Pelham hills. 

The chapter is in good flourishing condition. The membership list num- 
iKsrs 33. We are represented in nearly every line of college activity. We 
have had, we are glad to say, an unusually large number of visiting Phis 
thus far during the winter. We shall be glad to see more and will try to 
give a true Phi Delta Theta welcome to one and all. 

Amherst, February 17, i(>04. David E. Greenaway. 


A bomb-shell has just broken over the university in the form of the 
Kligibility Rules" in regard to athletics. For the last two months the 
question has been raging as to whether Brown athletes should be allowed to 
play summer baseball or whether the old rule (forbidding summer ball play- 
ing), which has caused so much deceit and playing under false pretences, 




should still be kept. The board of directors of the athletic association 
decided to change the old rule, and have done so, publishing a set of resolu- 
tions to that effect. It remains to be seen whether the board will be upheld 
in its action or not. The majority of the student body is behind its board. 

The new Brown **Union" has been running now for two months and is 
very popular. The first reception in the building was held Februar>* 1 6 and 
was largely attended, over 4CXX> invitations Ijeing sent out. 

Candidates for the baseball team have been called out and practice in the 
cage is progressing. The squad having been already reduced, numbers 
thirty men. The team goes South on a practice trip during the Easter 

Basketball has been the chief attraction in athletics this winter, and our 
team has done remarkably well, so far having defeated Williams, Wesleyan, 
Amherst and Harvard. Dartmouth plays here February 20. 

The track squad is working in the gymnasium, getting ready for the 
coming mid-winter meet to be held on February 27. In the B. A. A. meet 
at Boston last week, Lamkie of Brown won second in the forty yard novice. 
The relay team in the same meet lost to Bowdoin, one of the team slipping 
and falling at the first turn. 

The hockey team has finished its schedule having been defeated by Yale, 
Harvard and Columbia. 

The "Gymnasium Ball" and the "Sophomore Ball" have come and 
gone, lieing successful in every way. Bro. Mclntyre, '06, officiated on the 
"Sophomore Ball" committee. 

A team has just been chosen for a debate with Johns Hopkins. 

Rhode Island Alpha holds her annual alumni dinner on March 2 at the 
Crown Hotel, Providence. Bro. Stark, '07, has been chosen captain of his 
class relay team. Bro. Mclntyre, '04, has been appointed a member of the 
Brown banquet committee. 

Bro. Tift, '07, took first president premium in French. 

Bros. Kelley and Marshall, '06, have left college on account of their pro- 
longed illness. They will return next year, however. B. H. BuxTON. 

Providence, February 19, 1904. 


At Cornell we have just passed through the midyear examinations. The 
faculty was stricter than ever this year, one hundred and six men, failing to 
obtain the required ten hours, were dropped from the university. 

Junior week followed examination week, and New York Alpha with 
nineteen guests, had one of the largest house parties on the hill. Tuesday 
evening we gave our Annual Junior Week dance to about four hundred 
guests. The Sophomores Cotillion took place on Wednesday evening, Bro. 
deFuniak very creditably filling the position of leader. Bro. Tolin was a 
member of the Junior Promenade committee which deserves credit for fur- 
nishing one of the best balls ever held in the Armory. During the week 
eight of her fraternities entertained the upper class men and their guests; 
there being five dances and three teas. The Junior Promenade and Sopho- 
mores Cotillion committees turned over their net profits of about seven 
hundred and fifty ($750) dollars to the Athletic association. The Masque 
and Glee Club entertainments netted about three thousand ($3,000) dollars. 
Bro. Jennings, who is again coaching the baseball team, reports a good out- 
look. The team plays twenty eight games, fourteen of which are scheduled 
in Ithaca. At Easter time the team will take its Southern trip, but the 
Eastern trip has been abandoned. 


Bro. Rogers, captain of the 1907 track team, is a meml^er of the relay team 
and promises to do good work this spring. Since our last letter Bros. Curtis 
F. Aeliaume, of Oriskany, N. V., William J. Dugan, of Pueblo, Col., and 
Howard M. Rogers, of Sherborn, Mass., have been initiated into our chapter. 

Ithaca, February 16, 1904. Richard Chask. 


We desire to introduce as a brother Phi, Geo. G. Turner, '07, philosoph- 
ical, of Malone, N. Y. 

Since our last letter Phi Delta Theta has again come to the front in col- 
lege honors. Bro. Whitney, '06, was elected president of his class. Bro. 
Oistin, '05, assistant manager of the track team, Bro. Sanford, '05, assistant 
manager of baseball. 

The nineteen hundred four Senior week beginning Feb. 9th was the most 
successful in the history of the university. It was ushered in by a number 
Qf functions on Tuesday evening at several of the men's fraternity houses. 
Phi Delta Theta gave a dance in the city. On Wednesday evening they 
attended the Glee club concert in a body; after which they entertained at the 
'"Lodge." On Thursday evening a majority of the active chapter attended 
the Senior Ball. The decorations are conceded to have been the finest seen 
at a similiar function in this section. Bros. Twombley and Rubin were 
members of the Senior ba'l committee, Bro. Rubin being chairman. 

The chapter letter shows a falling off in membership of nearly all the 

Our annual alumni banquet will be held March li. It is expected that 
a number of plans of interest to the local chapter will be brought forward. 

Syracuse, February 16, Kyo^. Harrison D. Sanford. 


The new catalogue, which is being published, shows the enrollment in 
college to be 429 (a decrease of 5 over that of last year) divided as follows: — 
graduates 12, seniors 80, juniors 97, sophomores 100, and freshmen 130. 

The football season closed on Thanksgiving Day with a defeat at the 
hands of Dickinson. Taken as a whole, the past football season was a 
success, with seven decisive victories, and three defeats; the other two defeats 
were sustained at the hands of our old rivals, Lehigh and Princeton. The 
splendid showing against Princeton merited much applause, and was as bril- 
liant as it was unexpected. We lose only two men this year, and with our 
coach. Dr. Bull, back again, our chances for a victorious team next year are 
of the very best. 

Owing to faculty intervention, Lafayette will not be represented this 
winter in basket ball. The bowling alleys in Brainerd Hall have l>een 
renovated, and bowling has become quite popular, taking the place of basket 
ball to a certain extent. Class games are now being played. Bro. Kirk- 
patrick, '07, is captain of his class team, of which team Bro. McPherson, 
'07, is a member. 

Athletic relations have been renewed with the University of Pennsylvania, 
and baseball and football games have been definitely scheduled. It is also 
probable that Lafayette will send a relay team to Pennsylvania in the spring. 
Thanks are greatly due to Bro. Radcliffe, '77, for bringing about this recon- 

The new A K E house is completed and is now occupied by the mem- 
bers of that fraternity. The house makes a good appearance, being of the 
old English style of architecture, and costing about $15,000. 


The musical association is practicing hard in preparation for their reg;ular 
Easter trip. Bros. Alexander, '06, and Wilson, '06, are members of this 
organization, of which Bro. Wilson is assistant manager. 

Bro. Cooper, '05, our delegate to the Alpha province convention, 
returned from Syracuse, delighted with his trip, and made a very good report. 

Bro. Pomeroy, '05, has been chosen treasurer of the student's assemblies, 
committee; he is also chairman of the supper committee of the junior hop. 

The 1905 Mf/anji^e expects to make its appearance at the end of this term. 
T/id Melan^e^ of which Bro. I^tham, '05, is manager, will this year include 
some new and original features. 

Bro. J. W. Mclntre, '06, has been elected a member of Sock and Buskin. 
Bros. Johnston, '04, and Lathen, '05, are also members of this club. Bro. 
j. W. Mclntre has been elected secretary of his class. 

Bro. Isett, '01, of the senior class of Princeton Theological Seminary, 
was recently elected an honorary member of Clio hall of Princeton Univer- 
sity. The unusual honor was conferred upon him of setting aside the by-laws to 
elect him as their quota of members from the seminary had already been filled. 

The chapter has recently had the pleasure of entertaining Bros. Isett, '01, 
Allen, '94* Saxton, '97, Pierce, '99, Trout, '03, Roper, '02, Spooner, ex-'o6, 
Wilzin, ex- '05, Ilarleman, Pa. E., '02, and Turner, Tenn. A., '91. 

Bros. Pierce, '07, and Emmons, '07, have left college, but contemplate 
entering again with the class of 1908. E. Graham Wii^on. 

Easton, January 20, 1904. 


The musical clul)s will make their annual trip this year a little later than 
usual. Beginning Feb. 25 and ending March 10, they will visit portions of 
Pennsylvania, Maryland and West Virginia, giving concerts at eight different 
places. Owing to sickness, Bros. Eisher and Trump will not be able to 
accompany the clubs, leaving Bro. Singmaster as our only representative. 

The baseball schedule is just published and from appearances is the best 
we have ever had. The team is making good use of the cage and the only- 
requisite to develop the encouraging number of applicants is some weather 
suitable for out-door work. 

The basketball team has been playing good ball, winning all games up to 
date. They were accompanied on the trip to Bucknell, Williamsport and 
Streter by Bro. Muhlenberg, who played left guard. 

Bro. H. H. Keller, '01, although losing the sight of his left eye in a gun- 
ning accident, has resumed his studies in law at the University of Pennsylvania. 

Bro. J. C. Meisenhelder, '97, has resigned his position of resident phy- 
sician at the Moses Taylor Hospital at Scranton, and is practicing at 
Hanover, Pa. 

Bros. Eppler and Fisher have been confined to their rooms since the term 
opened. Many of the chapter and college have had severe attacks of cold 
and la grippe. 

We have had very pleasant and helpful visits from Bro. F. P. Turner, Tenn. 
Alpha, '91; Bro. J. C. Meisenhelder, '01, and Bro. S. B. Meisenhelder, '04. 

Gettysburg, February 17, \(yo\. H. S. Trump. 


The winter term with its basketball, society, and work is in full course. 
Owing to an action of the faculty prohil)iting a 'Varsity basketball team, all 
the interest in that line is centred in the class teams, among which there is 


fair equality and intense rivalry. We are represented on the freshman team 
by Bro. Hughes. 

Among the various honors conferred upon Phis since our last letter are the 
following: Bro. Stockton has been elected to the '06 Pandora board. Bro. 
Davis has been elected P. and U. debater for the annual inter-society contest, 
Bros. Crow and Hughes are members of the glee club of which Bro. McElroy 
is manager. Bro. Grubbs is preparing one of the hardest football schedules 
we have had in years. 

The baseball outlook for this spring is very bright. W. & J. never had a 
better staff of Brst class pitchers than she will start the next season with, and 
we should do even better than we did last year which was to lose but one 
out of twenty- two college games, and that one to Bro. Hughes, then attend- 
ing Wooster. 

We desire to introduce Bros. Paul A. Stuart and James Ralph Bailey who 
have l>een initiated since our last letter. 

Pennsylvania Gamma is willing to exchange college pennants with any 
chapter so desiring. Horace W. Davis. 

Washington, February 15, 1904. 


The fall term of the present collegiate year closed December 19; the winter 
term opens with Allegheny College and Pennsylvania Delta in characteristic 

Our football team closed the season with a good record; while we did 
not win every game the end of the season showed a good balance in the 
general score in favor of Allegheny. We played State College on their 
home grounds and there scored on them, a thing never before done on State's 
own ground. Bro. Turner and Bro. Hayes represented <^ A 6 on the team. 

Just at present we are in the midst of our basketball season. Thus far 
we have played four games and won three. Our schedule this year is the 
best we have ever had; we play many of the best known teams, including 
the Buffalo Germans. Bro. McArthur is captain of the team and Bro. 
Turner, forward. 

Our glee and mandolin clubs, during the Christmas vacation, made a 
two weeks trip, having engagements in several cities in Western New Vork 
and Pennsylvania, including three dates in and about Pittsburg. The glee 
club, this year, is most successful and prosperous. Bro. Swansan is leader, 
and Bros. R. N. Merrill, C. C. Merrill, King, Freeman, Clark and Giesey, 

Considerable interest has been awakened in oratory and debating. The 
college classes have arranged a series of debates, — the seniors to contest 
with the juniors; the sophomores with the freshmen, and the winners of 
these to try in the final contests. 

The chapter is enjoying prosperity. Since our last letter we have initi- 
ated Frank Meredith Thompson, of Canonsburg, Pa., and Cinette Grant Farr, 
of Fayetteville, W. V., and pledged Joseph M. Kunkle, of Johnstown, Pa., J. 
Wesley Ballantyne, of Derry, Pa., and Earl M. Giesey, of Wheeling, W. Va. 

Meadville, February 7, 1904. Bruce Wright. 


After a fall term of strenuous rushing and initiating, Pennsylvania Epsilon 
settled down to a winter term of external quiet, but of great internal activity, 
strengthening the bond of union between the brothers. There have been no 


new pledges this term to any of the fraternities, and but one initiate, this 
one into B 6 II. 

The active chapter gave a smoker to the new men and faculty Phis on 
the evening of December ii, and the 19 inst. will give a euchre party at the 
chapter house. 4> A 6 is also well represented at the fortnightly dances of 
the Cosmus club, and has as large a meml)ership in the club as any other 

The grand council of II B 4> announces the establishment at Dickinson 
of Pennsylvania Gamma of II B 4», Monday, December 21. At the estab- 
lishment of the chapter there were seventeen charter members, two of the 
initiates being ladies of the 1903 class. About the last of January the * K 4^ 
fraternity bought a house on High street opposite the campus, which they 
will occupy as a chapter house al)Out April ist. <f> A 6, Z X and <^ K 4^ are 
the only fraternities here now owning houses, that of ♦ A 6 being the only 
one on the campus. 

At the annual election of officers of the athletic association, Bro. H. \V. 
Smith was elected president, and Hro. K. B. Keeley, assistant football man- 
ager. As Bro. Keeley, who is at present with a piano firm in New York 
City, did not return after Christmas, 4> A 9 furnished another for his posi- 
tion, and Bro. Judy was elected by a large majority. This means that Bro. 
Judy will be the manager for the season of 1905. Bro. Spedden is one of 
the three inter-society debaters, and so possesses one of the highest honors 
offered by the literary societies. 

We do not have a basketball 'varsity, but inter class games furnish great 
interest. Baseball practice has been begun and a good schedule is announced. 
In football, our team won for Dickinson twelfth place among the colleges in 
this sport, by their excellent playing of last fall. 

Bros. J. M. Stein, '87, Appleman, '03, and H. P. Stuart, '03, have been 
welcome visitors at the <> A 6 house during the past month. 

Carlisle, February 15, 1904. Wm. H. Cheesman. 


At present the combined Musical Clubs are taking a trip in New England. 
The clubs have been very successful this year and their concerts have been 
well attended. Bros. Richards, Bruner, Tobias and H. Block are members. 
The rehearsals for the Mask and Wig's Easter production, "Alice in Another- 
land," are well under way. The cast and chorus have been chosen, and 
Phi Delta Theta is the only fraternity represented by three men in the cast; 
namely, Bros. B. and A. Ludlow and Bartle. B 9 II has two; A Sk has 
two; A T, one; ^ T, one; <f> F A, one. In the chorus we are represented 
by Bros. Goodin, Hall, Van Court, Allison, and C. Block. The season will 
open at Atlantic City on April 2d,- followed by a week in Philadelphia at 
the Chestnut Street Opera House. The following week a performance will 
be given at Washington and probably at Baltimore. 

Just before the mid-year examinations the freshmen held a successful 
banquet, carefully evading the Sophomores, who were sent out to German- 
town on a "wild goose" chase. Bros. Bilyeu and Hawley, as secretary and 
vice-president, responded to toasts. On February 8, the Ivy Ball was held 
at Horticultural Hall. This is the largest dance of the year, and it was very 
successful. Bro. Davis was on the committee. The Junior banquet will be 
held on the twenty-sixth of this month. Bro. Hall is a member of the 

On February 25 Pennsylvania Zeta gives its annual Tea. This is a note- 
worthy event, and this year it will be followed bv a smoker for the men at 

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the near by preparatory schools. At a recent meeting of the "Red and 
Bhie" Board, Bro. Richards was elected a member of the Board of Editors. 

Durjng the engagement of **The Darling of the Gods," Bro. Haines, 
Missouri, '89, the leading man of the company, visited the chapter house 
and met several of the brothers. We were particularly glad to have Brother 
Haines with us, and we hope more of the brothers will visit our home. 

Pennsylvania now holds second place in the Inter-Collegiate Basketball 
Championship. The one mile relay team defeated Amherst in New York 
last week. One of the events of the swimming season will be the dual meet 
with Yale at Houston Club. Bro. McCarly, as captain of the team, hopes 
to defeat the Yale team, in a majority of the events. The baseball outlook 
is very bright this season, and we hope to have a championship team. 

Philadelphia, February 15, 1904. RciLLlN Cantvvkll Bartlk. 


With the opening of Williams Hall, Lehigh obtained greater facilities for 
handling the large number of students who yearly enter the mechanical and 
mining engineering courses. Previous to the opening of this new building 
these departments were rather handicapped for want of room. 

Improvements have also been made upon the athletic field so as to allow 
a greater seating capacity than has heretofore been the case. 

The outlook for athletics is better than has been the case for several years. 
With more money in the treasury than has ever before been the case and 
with plenty of good material there is no reason why the teams representing 
Lehigh in baseball, lacrosse and on the track should not be ones of which 
she can be proud. The indoor practice for baseball has started in earnest. 
There is a lack of good new pitching material which is rather discouraging 
as the team will have to rely upon Bro. Badgley almost entirely in this line. 
Since our last letter we have initiated six men and we take great pleasure in 
introducing Bros. F'red. P. Bates, Williamsport, Pa.; Chas. W. Blazer, New- 
ton, N. J.; John Faber Hausl, Philadelphia, Pa.; Kdgar R. Treverton, 
Carlisle, Pa., and Rol)ert L. Lafferander, Layville, Long Island. Besides 
this we have pledged W^m. McCleary, who entered the sophomore class at 
the beginning of the second term. McCleary is a good basketball player 
and is also a promising football and baseball man. 

Bro. Daugherty has been elected to the sophomore Cotillion club. Bros. 
Hartzog and Shusley are members of the glee club. Bro. Orth was elected 
President of the K. E. society, and Vice-President of the Y. M. C. A. He 
was also elected to T B 11. 

Bro. Blazer is Secretary of the freshman class and was the only freshman 
to make his L during the past football season. 

Bro. Mack has been elected athletic representative of the senior class. 

South Bethlehem, February 17, 1904. J. H. Wallace. 



Now that all our holidays are over, we have a long hard road ahead of 
us up to June 12. The much dreaded intermediate examinations are over 
and there is no fellow in college but smiles when this pleasant thought 
comes to his mind. None of us Phis oi'erworkeii owrse\\^ but most of us came 
out all right. Any other Phis laboring over exams now, have our heart-felt 


A week or two ago, all the applicants for the baseball team were out on 
the field taking a little batting practice. But since then we have had so 
much snow and cold weather that the men have been unable to get out. 
Joe I^ake, '04, the captain, thinks the prospects quite good. 

Ashland has been quite lively during the last month or so. One of the 
swellest affairs ever held in Ashland was the Leap Year German given by 
Ashland "calico." Bros. Blakeney, Hutchinson, Bowlus, and Vamer were 
present. Another entertainment was held in the college chapel not long 
ago. The singing by the Virginia Glee Club and recitations by Miss Starr 
were particularly fine. 

Two Phis from Virginia Gamma were witnesses of the big Baltimore fire. 
They were gone about two days and had a fine time. Bro. Hutchinson went 
home several days ago on account of sickness, but we expect him back 
within a week. 

Best wishes to other chapters. Rich. P. Gravely. 

Ashland, February 16, 1904. 


This is the busy term when very few outside activities occupy the thought 
of the student body. This morning, however, candidates for the baseball 
team are signing up. There is a great deal of excellent material here at 
present and Virginia Zeta hopes to be represented by at least four men. 
Bros. Campbell, Le Gore and Owen Bagley are trying for infield positions 
while Bro. Chas. Bagley hopes to represent us in outfield. An excellent 
schedule has been arranged and prospects for a winning season are bright. 

We have recently caught the chapter house fever and the subject is being 
much agitated in our chapter at present. Every effort is being made to plan 
an effective working scheme by which a house may be secured. 

Bro. Stockton Heth, '03, paid us a very pleasant visit some days ago. 

Lexington, February 15, 1904. T. D. Sloan. 


Since our last letter, we have had the pleasure of initiating Bro. Henry 
B. Best, of Wilson, N. C. We expected to have Bros. Winston and Smathers 
with us this term, but they have decided not to return. 

Work will soon be begun on the handsome gymnasium which has recently 
been donated to the university by Judge Bynum, of Charlotte. Plans are 
also rapidly going forward for the erection of a V. M. C. A. Building. The 
university has recently been the grateful recipient of a beautiful silver cup, 
presented by Mr. J. R. Lemmert, of Baltimore, for the purpose of inciting 
interest in track athletics. 

Bro. Donnelly has been re-elected captain of the baseball team. The 
manager this year is a 2) A E. 

The fraternities and societies have decided to publish a Yacketv Vackf as 
usual. Bro. Kluttz will represent us. 

We congratulate our brothers at Randolph-Macon upon their excellent 
work in securing a chapter house and we hope to do likewise before many 
months pass by. 

K 2 and Z^' have each recently added a new initiate to their list of members. 

N. C. Beta is not so strong numerically as she was last February. We 
will lose only one man by graduation this year. 

We hope to meet several Phis on the visiting teams this spring. 

Chapel Hill, February 17, 1904. T. F. HiCKERSON. 



Kentucky Alpha-Delta now numbers fifteen men, two brothers having 
retired from college, and one new brother having been initiated. We take 
pleasure in introducing to the fraternity in general, Bro. Phil. Gully, of 
Meridian, Miss. Bro. Gully is one of the best athletes and ball-players at 
Central, and there is not a more popular young man in college than he. 

The college year of 1903-4 is hardly more than half gone, but already 
gives promise of being one of the most successful among many successful 
years, lK>th in academic work, and especially in athletics. Central univer- 
sity feels confident in saying that she has the best gymnasium team in the 
state. * A 9 is most ably represented on the gymnasium team by Bro. 
Hudson. We are looking forward with great hopes to the success of the 
track team, which is now getting in splendid condition for the spring meets. 
On the track team * A will be represented by Bros. Tweney and Thatcher. 
Our baseball team gives promise of being a winner, owing to the great number 
of candidates trying for it. 

At a meeting of the board of trustees of the university a few daj-s ago, the 
Rev. Dr. McEwan of Pittsburg was unanimously elected president of the Cen- 
tral University to succeed the late Dr. Wm. Charles Roberts. Whether or 
not he will accept the call is as yet undecided. Dr. McEwan is pastor of 
probably the wealthiest and most influential Presbyterian Church in America. 

Celebrations will be held here on Monday, the 22d as usual. Among 
other interesting affairs will be the 22d oratorical contest, in which four 
speakers, two from each of the literary societies, contest for the honor of 
representing the university in the inter-collegiate oratorical contest in April. 

Kentucky Alpha- Delta was very glad indeed to have with us Bro. 
Norman Taylor, of Ohio Wesleyan, a few days ago. We only wish our 
brothers of the sister chapters would visit us more often. Our doors are 
ever open and our hearts are full of welcome to all brothers, who will honor 
us with a visit to Danville. John M. P. Thatcher. 

Danville, February 20, 1904. 


Basketball is now in full sway at Slate college, we having played two 
games with Georgetown college, winning one and losing one. The boys' 
team lost by the score of 22 to 11, but the laurels were brought back by the 
girls' team which defeated the Georgetown girls by the score of 14 to 10. 
It was the girls' team which was so victorious last year. We are represented 
by Bro. Havnes at guard. 

It is with much regret that we announce the temporary withdrawal of 
Bro. McFerran from school, due to illness, but we hope that he will soon be 
with us again. 

Indoor baseball practice has begun, Bro. Matthews acting as captain. 
Bros. Carney, Logan and McFerran are considered likely candidates. 

The new dormitory "Patterson Hall" is completed and occupied and is 
an ideal structure. 

^ A 6 is well represented on the glee club orchestra and college band by 
Bros. Forbes, Matthews, Trice and Logan. Bro. Matthews leads the band 
and Bro. Trice plays first violin in the orchestra. 

Bro. Shelby is an editor of the college annual, "The Blue and White," 
which is now being published by the senior class and which is the first one 
ever to have been published by members of the student body here. 

Bro. Threlkeld is studying law at the Louisville law school. 

Lexington, February, 25, 1904. R. H. Barclay. 



Since our last letter, Chancellor Kirkland has returned from his trip 
abroad, where for the last seven months he has been visiting the greater 
part of Europe, Egypt, and Palestine. He was given a welcome reception 
in the chapel, at which his great popularity among all connected with the 
university was enthusiastically evidenced. 

The chapter's prosperity remains unchanged. Bro. Weller having hap- 
pily returned to us, our roll remains unbroken, with the exception of Bro. 
Ayors, who is in business at his home. We are represented on the basket- 
ball team by Bros. Tigert, captain, and Keeling, substitute, and on the 
Glee Club by Bros. Wright, Weller, Montgomery and Allen. The basket- 
ball team has won the championship of the city, for which a trophy cup has 
been offered by the Nashville Avterican. The freshman class has organized 
a basketball team, with Bro. Keeling as manager. Bros. Keeling, Manier 
and Hall have positions on it. 

On Friday evening, February 5, we were entertained with a leap year 
dance at our chapter house by several of thtf chapter's young lady friends. 

The house has a new coat of paint and we invite all Phis in the city to pay 
us a visit. We will soon issue our chapter letter, and would like to hear 
from any alumni who have recently changed their addresses; also as to any 
desirable men, who are coming here next vear. 

The number of fraternity men here is larger than ever before, and the 
average membership is unusually large. The local sorority, * K 4^, has 
been initiated into K A 9. Adolph F. Nye. 

Nashville, February 17, 1904. 


As the University of the South is closed during the months of January, 
February and March, there is nothing to report. 

On account of our winter vacation, the chapter is compelled to hold its 
alumni celebration on some day set apart for that purpose in the summer. 

Birmingham, Alabama, February, 25, 1904. Paul Lek Ellerbe. 



Georgia Alpha begins the spring term with very bright prospects having 
been strengthened by the affiliation of Bro. T. TurnbuU of Georgia Beta 
and the initiation of Bro. John Hunnicutt of Athens. 

The baseball practice is now about to begin and we will probably be repre- 
sented on the team by Bros. Turnbull and Marbley, since both have the 
reputation of being gcx>d players. 

Our annual hop occurred last Friday and it was said to have been one 
of the nicest fraternity dances ever given at this place. It was given at the 
Atheneum club. 

The university is in a very prosperous condition, and is enlarging every 
department. Three new buildings are now almost finished on the campus and 
two new ones are about to be begun. 

The interest in the debating societies has never before been equaled and 
a great many students are preparing for inter-collegiate debates. 

Athens, Feb. 2, 1904. Walter O. Marshbitrn. 



We cannot resist the sensation of pride when we review our work for the 
past two months and note its conformity to the record of our fraternity which 
is ever an incentive to the success of ^ A 9 — superiority. 

We have since our last report initiated Bro. Franklin Sawyer, '07, 
Monroe, La., and we wish to introduce him to the fraternity at large. 

Emory College continues to grow in the search of knowledge and 
although we have no more improvements on the campus, our curriculum has 
been raised considerably and we hope to rival any other southern institution 
before long. 

All of our brothers have made creditable grades the first term and we 
have more than taken our share of class honors. 

W^e have introduced * 'lacrosse" into our athletic schedule and C. M. Smith 
of Atlanta will coach our teams. Bro. Richardson is manager of our track 
team and everything promises a successful year under his efficient management. 
Bros. Christani, Paage and Tarbutlon will represent us on the track team. 

In baseball Bro. Richardson will pitch for the senior team. On the 
junior team Bros. Tarbutton and Thomas will play and on the sophomore 
Bro. Paage (manager). King and Ouillian. Bro. Sawyer on the freshman. 

Bro. Rayne has been elected captain of the football team for 1904. Bro. 
Paage is president of the Sophomore Social Club and Bro. Rayne of Junior. 

Oxford, Ga., February igih, 1004. Walks W. Thomas. 


A most enjoyable affair and a social event of unusual importance 
was the reception tendered to the members of Georgia Gamma by Bro. 
and Mrs. E. J. Willingham, at their elegant residence on College street, 
December 11, i<>03. Every member of the active chapter, a large number 
of the city alunmi, and all the loyal lady wearers of the sword and shield 
were present to enjoy the hospitality of the charming host and hostess. The 
occasion was one of unalloyed pleasure to all present. 

The athletic council of the university has closed a trade for grounds for an 
athletic park. Heretofore the college athletic games have been played on the 
Central City athletic park, but henceforth they will be played on the new ath- 
letic field, which will l>e put into condition for such games as soon as possible. 

The college baseball team for the coming season will be coached by a city 
alumnus of Georgia Gamma, Bro. Wilfred C. Lane. Bro. Lane will have 
his squad of candidates out for practice next week, and the indoor and out- 
door practice will continue regularly until the opening of the season. Mercer 
has games arranged with all the leading southern colleges, and she will have 
a splendid team to meet them. Bro. Davis F. Stakely, law class, will hold 
down second base for the fourth season. Bros. Fred Newkirk, '07, Sidney 
L. Connor, '05, Tom F. Flournoy, '05, Henry N. Tift, '06, Henry B. 
Nichols, '05, and Harris Neill, '07, will contest for places on the team. 

We are glad to introduce Bro. Osgood Lawton, '07, Macon, Ga., whom 
we have had the pleasure of initiating since the Christmas holidays. 

Macon, Ga., January 31, 1904. Edward B. Murray. 



Miami University starts well the new year. Since the opening of the 
winter term the student body has been much enlarged and the prospects 


ahead of the institution are very bright. The university is soon to issue an 
illustrated bulletin which will probably surpass any publication of the kind 
ever gotten out by the institution. The bulletin will contain pictures of 
distinguished alumni, faculty members, student organizations, etc., and 
should prove of interest to all the friends of old Miami. 

The old oratorical contest, held in the chapel on January 17, between the 
Miami Union and Erodelphian Literary societies of the university, was decid- 
edly a Phi victory. The purpose of this contest was to select a man to represent 
the institution in the National Oratorical Contest between American state 
universities, to be held at the Universal Exposition, St. Louis, Mo., June 22, 
1904. Bro. Smith was chosen representative, and Mr. Newman will act as 

Since our last writing Bro. Blickensderfer was elected manager of the 
football team for next year. He has already scheduled quite a number of 
games with well known colleges, and our next year's season promises to be 
one of the best the institution has ever known. If present indications count 
for anything, our chapter will be well represented on the team. 

Bro. Sloniker visited the chapter last week. 

Oxford, February 15, 1904. Howard S. Smith. 


We are just now in the midst of our winter term and the students are 
getting in their best work at this season. Everything is quiet just at present, 
but it is only the lull before the storm that will break out on March 6 when 
we debate with the Western Reserve at this place. Bro. Morrow is leader of 
the first team and Bro. Frank Prout is a member of the second which debates 
with Wooster the same evening. 

On the evening of January 16 Ohio Beta entertained 250 of the Monnett hall 
girls and the faculty at the warming of their new home. From after reports we 
feel that we acquitted ourselves well, and are proud that we are so favorably 
situated for entertaining our friends. We felt highly honored in having 
with us on that occasion Dr. and Mrs. Brown of Columbus who joined in 
making the evening a most pleasant one for all. 

Since our last letter we have initiated Bros. D. A. Morrow, '05, and 
Leslie Parker, '07, and have affiliated Bro. George Parker of Colorado Alpha. 

We are now making preparations to secure again the inter-fraternitv base- 
ball cup which we won last year in a series of hard fought games. Bro. 
Buxton has been elected manager and he w^ill soon meet the managers of the 
other fraternities and arrange the schedule of games. 

The 'Varsity is now being rounded up and active practice will take place 
on the diamond as soon as the weather permits. 

The business department of the university has again been able to occupy 
the old quarters in Elliot hall that were partly destroyed by fire on the even- 
ing of July 4. The old building has been nicely repaired, and now fur- 
nishes some of the most desirable recitation rooms. The phj-sics laboratory 
has been nicely equipped and offers greatly increased facilities to students of 
that department. C. F. Andkrson. 

Delaware, February 15, 1904. 


Since our last letter to The Scroll we have initiated Bro. Ray Grant, of 
Columbus, giving us a total of seventeen active members. Bro. D. B. 
Sayers is again with us, having returned to complete his course. 


We are sorry to lose Bro. Kirk Donavin, who lately received an appoint- 
ment to Annapolis, and has already left for the East. This causes an addi- 
tion of one more Phi to the colony established there, and one of the eleven, 
at least, will not be a Southerner. 

The chapter gave a formal dance February 16, at which about thirty 
couples were present. The alumni turned out, as usual, and the dance was 
one of the most enjoyable ever given. 

The chapter has l>een visited lately by Bros. Wise, Whitman, Hard, 
Smith and Denmead. E. D. RoYON. 

Columbus, February 17, 1904. 


Ohio Eta has enjoyed a very pleasant semester. We are now in the 
midst of one of the most delightful weeks of school — the week of final 
examinations. Following these the spring term is ushered in with a sigh of 

Chapter house life this winter has been of a very profitable, as well 
as entertaining kind, save for an unusual amount of sickness among the 
boys. Fraternity feeling has been kept up at a very high pitch. As a 
result our parties have been unusually successful. 

On the 26th of this month we will give a leap year party. On this day 
we turn the house over to the Phi girls, returning to spend the evening with 
them. We look forward to this with anticipation of much pleasure. 

The musical clubs have started and are doing nicely. Bros. Cadle, Dutton, 
Charlesworth, Hickok, Barkdull, and Schroeder, are members. Bro. Cadle is 
leader of the glee club. 

The basketball team, which has been practicing hard, is meeting with 
constant success. Xo team has vet beaten us. Bros. Thomas and Vicarv 
are on the 'Varsity. 

Bro. Denison has lately l>een appointed associate editor of the Case Tech- 
nical. Bros. Selby, Drennen and Emerson also officiate in their respective 
positions on the paper. 

The Pan- Hellenic bowling club, which was organized some weeks ago, 
meets regularly. The * A 9 team holds honors still with percentage 1000. 
Bros. De Forest, Baker, Day, Charlesworth, Willard and Denison constitute 
the team. 

The chapter is considering the advisability of having a smoker once a month 
for our alumni. Some such plan will probably be instituted in the near 

Only one initiation has l)een held since September. None will be held 
probably till next fall. Good fortune has certainly come our way this year. 
We wish the same for our sister chapters. F. L. HiCKOK. 

Cleveland, February 5, 1904. 


University of Cincinnati continues to advance with long strides on the 
road of prosperity, and with it Ohio Theta. 

The most marked advancement at the university is the increase in attend- 
ance of the engineering department under the very able and popular man- 
agement of its Dean Professor C. W. Marx. Numerically this department 
has grown thirty-five per cent, over last year; but this does not indicate all 
its improvement for in addition it has gained in influence and importance 
among the profession as well as the public at large. Architects, engineers 


and manufacturers interested in the construction of fire-proof buildings have 
planned and arranged for a comparative fire-test between steel and ferro- 
concrete structures, which will be designed, erected and tested under the 
direction of Professer Marx. This will be watched with great interest all 
over the country. 

President Avers in conjunction with Professor L. T. More succeeded in 
obtaining a fine specimen of radium; and Professor More has been busy 
experimenting with it and lecturing before the students, the medical profes- 
sion and the educated people generally. 

In spite of the petitions from the student l>ody as well as from the alumni 
the trustees of the University of Cincinnati refused to continue Dr. Ayers as 
president after July i, 1904. This proves again how dangerous it is for ever 
so excellent a man to undertake the reorganization and reformation of an 
institution of learning. For this purpose Dr. Avers was called to Cincinnati 
five years ago, and performed his task well, but had to finally yield to his 
adversaries. In his place the trustees elected Dr. Charles William Dabney, 
the well known educator and president of the University of Tennessee as 
his successor. Dr. Dabney accepted a five years contract and very wisely 
dictated his own terms to the board of trustees, which we are satisfied will be 
as l>eneficial to himself as to the university. 

Professor H. C. Hicks, owing to heavy class work has resigned as Dean 
of the academic department and Professor J. E. Harrv has been elected to 
fill the place. At the last convocation December 19, 1903 Professor Harry 
delivered a most instructive and interesting address on the "Universality and 
Versatility of the Greek." 

Two days prior we had the pleasure and privilege of having Admiral 
Winfield S. Schley visit the university. He made quite a stirring patriotic 
speech, after which Bro. Cal. Vos, as president of the university club, in 
behalf of the student body presented him with a diploma in recognition of 
his loyal and unselfish services to his country. 

Since our last letter the chapter having been increased by the addition of 
three very strong men, we hereby introduce to the fraternity Bros. Wendell 
Campbell, Leon Peaslee and G. Engeart Hooven. Bro. Campbell comes 
from Hughes high school, Cincinnati, where he was quite active in athletics. 
Bro. Peaslee's home is Haverhill, Mass., where he was a prominent member 
in the literary society and the high school fraternity. Bro. Hooven has a 
rare cultured tenor voice and has a reputation in musical circles which 
extends beyond local bounds. 

The annual Christmas reception and dance was held December 23; and 
was well attended by active men and their sweethearts and alumni and their 
wives. The university club, consisting of the presidents of all the classes 
and students organizations, has honored Bro. Cal. Vos with the presidency. 
Bro. Fred Wehniar has left us to take the position of chief chemist of the 
Laidlaw-Dunn-Gordon Co., manufacturers of pumping machinery Elmwood 
Place, Ohio. As much as we regret to lose him, we rejoice to see him get 
such a good position. Bro. C. Albert Schroetter has been awarded the **C" 
by the athletic council for efficient services in five inter-collegiate football- 
games. Bro. Edward Pflueger has succeeded in winning a place on the 
trial team of six for the inter-collegiate debate. In a few weeks "The 
Vanished Empire," a tale of the Moundbuilders by Bro. Waldo H. Dunn, 
will come from the press. Bro. Dunn formerly of Ohio Theta is now 
attending the University of Wooster. Edwin O. Schroetter. 

Covington, Ky., February 20, 1904. 



The **exams" have come and gone once more and the chapter has ser- 
vived them exceedingly well, '*having drawn but few cons." 

On February 7 we affiliated Bros. Moore and Beebe of Ohio Zeta, which 
increases our meml^ership to twenty-three. The junior hop, the great social 
event of the college year, took place on Friday February 12. Bro. A. E. 
Kusterer was the chapter's representative on the junior hop committee. 
Next year the chapter's representative will lead the grand march at the hop. 
Bro. C. H. Upmeyer was chairman of the committee in charge of the enter- 
tainment of the guests at the house. Saturday afternoon, the chapter and 
its guests attended the matinee given by the comedy club. In the evening, 
the musical clubs gave their annual concert, the mandolin club, with Bro. 
A. K. Kusterer as leader carrying off first honors. After the concert, a 
delightful dance was given at the house. 

Active preparations are in progress at the **Gym" for the coming track 
meets. There is an abundance of new material, over a hundred men enroll- 
ing themselves for preliminary training at the first call for candidates. 
Aside from the possibilities in the new material, all the point winners in the 
conference meet of iix>3 except three are eligible to compete this year. 
With this outlook, Michigan's prospects for winning the conference meet are 
exceedingly bright. 

The baseball candidates have also been called together and are practicing 
daily in the cage at the **(Jym." Captain Utley of last year's team will act 
as head coach and will be assisted during the indoor work by L. McAllister, 
general utility man of the Detroit American league team. Bro. Davis, 
catcher on last year's team and several meml)ers of the chapter are out for 
the 'Varsity. 

Just before the Christmas holidays, the university was shocked by the 
sudden death of Mrs. Angell, wife of President Angell. This year the uni- 
versity has suffered considerably by the death of prominent faculty members. 
Just after the opening of college. Professor Taft, Dean of the dental depart- 
ment, died suddenly. Shortly afterward. Professor Greene, Dean of the 
engineering department, died of heart failure. The latter's death is keenly 
felt in the engineering department, since it was largely due to Professor 
Greene's efforts that that department has reached its present high standard. 
Professor M. E. Cooley has been elected as his successor, with Professor 
J. B. Davis as vice-dean. 

The chapter in conjunction with the Detroit alumni club will hold its 
"house-warming" and annual banquet about March 10, at the chapter house. 
The chapter expects as full an attendance of its alumni and other Phis as 
possible. Carl H. Upmkyer. 

Ann Arbor, February 17, i(>04. 



In the few weeks just past since January i, Indiana Beta has had more 
insight into true fraternity life and has approached more nearly to her ideals 
than at any other time in her history. Chapter house life is steadily strength- 
ening the spirit of **A11 for one and one for all." 

On Friday evening, February 19, the house was formally opened to our 
friends. Seven wives of Indiana Beta alumni assisted us in receiving the 
five hundred guests. Alumni Day is to be made a day of thanksgiving by 
Indiana Beta. 


Since our last letter, Bro. Crawford of Sullivan, Ind., and Bro. Gwynn, 
of Terre Haute, have been initiated. Mr. Douster, of Converse, Ind., and 
also Mr. Beatty, of Lagrange, Ind., have been pledged. 

In college circles, ^ A 6 at Wabash is» holding her own. Bro. McDaniel 
presided as toast master at the senior banquet. Bro. King has been given 
entire charge of senior class day exercises and the class play. Bro. Loop 
was recently elected captain of the basketball **Hve." Bro. Reed is athletic 
editor and cartoonist on the ** Wabash" lx)ard of 1905. Schrock is business 
manager. It will be of interest to many to learn that Bro. Whetzel has just 
received an appointment. R. D. Schrock. 

Crawfordsville, February 23, 1904. 


The winter term opened with a slightly increased attendance. During 
the holidays the books were removed from their old quarters into the new 
library building which was opened to the students at the beginning of the 
term. The building is modeled after the Greek style of architecture and is 
an excellent combination of simplicity and artistic beauty. The appoint- 
ments are perfect and the building as a whole is equal to any in the state. 

As yet the vacancy left i)y the resignation of President Scott Butler has 
not been filled. The board of directors of the college meets in the near 
future to elect a new president and the result of their action is awaited with 

Work will be l>egun on the new athletic field as soon as the weather permits. 

Since our last letter we have initiated four men, Zack C. Sanderson, '07, 
Marion, Ind., William Wheaton, '07, Conn., Bert Hockman, '07, Frankfort, 
Ind. and John Kingsbury, '06, Indianapolis. Harvey Emrich, '07, Indian- 
apolis, has been pledged. Mr. Emrich has already received some notice in 
this city as a young artist of unusual merit. He has been running a series 
of interesting cartoons in the college paper. 

We regret very much that Bro. Hunt cannot be with us this term since he 
has completed his work here. He has returned to his home at Brownsburg 
to look after his business interests there. Bro. Hunt will return in the spring 
and take his degree with the graduating class. 

Bro. McElroy won the primary oratorical and represented this college in 
the state contest in this city on February 5. In this he ranked third in the 
list of seven contestants. Bro. McElroy has resigned his position as editor 
of the college paper on account of his heavy work this year. 

<t A 9 has four men on the basketball team, Bros. Anthony, captain, at 
forward, Murray, forward, Brown, center, and Kingsbury, guard. An in- 
door meet will be held soon to develop material for the track team. We 
will enter some good men and expect to carry off first honors. 

Iivington, February 15, 1904. Paul Murray. 


The winter term at Franklin opened January 7 with a satisfactory increase 
in the number of students. Fraternity material was rather scarce, but we 
secured one man, Mr. Harry Douglass, of Hope, Ind., who will soon be one 
of the best men in the chapter. Our annual alumni banquet occurs March 
15, and our gathering this year is intended to eclipse anything heretofore 

The new library building is almost completed and will soon be ready for 
occupancy while the gymnasium is now open, a large amount of new equip- 


ment which was badly needed, having been added. Already captain Webb 
has some of the baseball candidates at work and the prospects for a good 
team are the best in years. Duggan, of Whiteland, Ind., will do the pitch- 
ing this year and much is expected of him. Manager Sellars has the sched- 
ule almost completed and it is the hardest ever made for the baseball team, 
including games with the strongest college teams in the state. Early in 
the term Bros. Neal and Ott started the new college paper called **The 
Franklin." The new paper is issued monthly and is a very creditable paper 
indeed. For some time the college has been without a paper, owing to the 
opposition of certain factions, but it is hoped that this can be overcome and 
that the new venture will be a success. Rro. Xeal is business manager and 
Bro. Ott is local editor. Bro. Hall, who represented Franklin in the state 
oratorical contest at Indianapolis, deserves great credit for the showing he 
made, taking the l)est place held by the college for some years. 

Work on the annual chapter letter is progressing rapidly and it will be 
out in a short time. We have received the letters of several of our sister 
chapters all of which show the chapters to be in an excellent condition. 

Franklin, February ig, IQ04. F. A. Witt. 


The winter term has seen * A 9 hall the place of many a happy gathering 
of brothers in the Bond. Two parties have been the main social functions 
given by the chapter so far this term, namely, an informal reception to our 
friends and a theatre party to Madison to witness **Way down East." 

We have also had the pleasure of a visit from Bro. J. Levy Snyder, 
ex- '04, of Milton, Kentucky. Bro. Snyder is a prosperous tobacco buyer. 

Since the Deceml)er Scroll we have pledged two new men that entered 
at the opening of the winter term. The names of our pledges are Mr. S. A. 
Parsons, '08, Louisville, Ky., and Mr. C R. Parker, '08, Bowling Green, 
Ohio. The chapter now, including pledged men, numbers sixteen. 

Alumni Day will be observed by the chapter with the alumni association 
of Madison. It will be the first meeting of the chapter and the Madison 
association. A banquet with speech-making will be the order of the day. 
The chapter hopes to make this celebration on this particular day an annual 

College athletics have been mainly basketball this term, in which sport 
the college has so far made a splendid record, winning every one of the five 
games played by good majorities. The principal victories are those of 
Cincinnati University and Miami University. The score with Cincinnati 
was sz'to 22, with Miami 44 to 16. The fraternity is represented on the team 
by Bros. Patty (manager). Green (forward), Oldfather (guard) and Spalding 
(referee). E. W. Newton. 

Hanover, February 18, 1904. 


The first of this month marked the beginning of the new college semester, 
a welcome occasion to all Purdue men, for with it came the first thoughts of 
spring and the revival of her athletic and social spirit. Since the holidays, 
basketball has partially filled the desire of the student l)ody for college con- 
tests and this season as before, Purdue has shown her superiority in the 
game. Only two games have been lost and a clear title to the state cham- 
pionship remains. We are proud to announce that Bro. J. A. Miner has 
succeeded in making a regular place on the 'Varsity team and has earned his 


title to the university insignia, thus giving us four letter-men. D. H. Long, 
pledged, is a member of the squad. 

The polo spirit has also been instilled into the university by the presence 
of the Lafayette professional team. A Purdue team has been organized, 
managed by Bro. Rank, with 3ros. Wood and Curran among the regular 
players. Several games have been played with local amateurs and arrange- 
ments with more distant teams are l^eing made. 

Fox, the second baseman and captain of the Indianapolis American Asso- 
ciation team last season, has been engaged to coach the baseball squad and 
has arrived to take charge of the material. The prospects this year for a 
winning team seem to be exceptionally good. Bro. Jones is the first rank- 
ing 'Varsity pitcher. A movement is also on foot to send a track team to 
the inter-collegiate indoor meet at Philadelphia. An exceedingly encouraging 
advance in track athletics has been started under the direction of E. L. 
Wheeler who has recently been made physical director of the gymnasium, 
having previously occupied a similar position at the University of Missouri. 

The class Pan-Hellenic dances occur next month which, together with 
other college festivities, predict a gay social season. 

Bro. L. J. Flint, of Kansas University, has recently entered Purdue as a 
student in electricity, specializing in telephomy. 

We are glad to acknowledge the receipt of a number of chapter letters 
from sister chapters and hope soon to be able to present ours in return. 

Lafayette, February 23, 1904. Samuel G. Clifford. 



The University of Chicago's peerless equipment continues to be increased. 
On January 29, the Frank Dickinson Bartletl Gymnasium, which has been 
erected at a cost of $265,000, was formally opened. The dedication took 
the nature of a solemn memorial to Frank Bartlett, to whose life the great 
building stands as a monument. The new Gym. for which Chicago men 
have so long waited is accurately correct in every detail of its construction. 

The new home for laws, which stands in the central quadrangles, will be 
ready for occupancy early in the spring quarter. This building conforms to 
the general plan adhered to by the University — it will give the disciples of 
Blackstone unexcelled facilities. The building will accommodate 500 men. 

The Reynolds club is now well established as a predominant factor in 
undergraduate life. An executive council made up of students, was elected 
at the close of the last quarter and to these men the university has turned 
over the entire management of the club. The clubhouse was the scene of a 
jubilee on January 28, when President Harper launched the first ball down 
one of the newly installed bowling alleys. 

The most important chapter event of the year, our annual winter quarter 
initiation and banquet took place on the afternoon and evening of February 
5. The following men were admitted to membership in Illinois Beta chap- 
ter: Noel M. Dunbar, South Bend, Ind., George Nordenholt, Oak Park, 
111., Leeman Todd, Leavenworth, Kan., Willis S. Hilpert, Chicago, Frank- 
lin Wolff, Chicago, and Frederick Mabrey, Derby Town, Conn. Following 
the initiation ceremony the banquet was held at the Albion Cafe. Besides 
the active chapter and its alumni there were present Bros. John T. Sumner, 
Nebraska, Ewing, Knox, Horton, Minnesota, and Jones, Kansas. Each of 
the visiting Phis responded to toasts and the new men were launched into the 
fraternity under most auspicious circumstances. 


Illinois Beta's activity during recent years has been closely related to the 
athletic standing of the university. At the president's annual football dinner, 
January 28, Bro. Fred. A. Speik, '05, was elected to captain the football 
team for next season. Bro. Speik has been a landmark at left end since his 
matriculation at Chicago. His choice was unanimous and was received with 
great favor by the entire university community. Bro. Speik is the third suc- 
cessive <t A who has held the coveted position. Bro. Ellsworth was leader 
of the team last year and Bro. Sheldon for the two years proceeding Bro. 

The indoor track season was ushered in with a Chicago-Illinois duel meet 
in the Bartlett Gymnasium February 13. Illinois Beta contributed eleven 
points to the 50 which won for Chicago. Bro. Catlin, winner of the individ- 
ual medal in the western conference meet last spring, is rapidly gaining 
championship form in the hurdles. Bro. Miller is winning firsts in the pole 
vault and Bros. Speik and Hall are competing in the shotput and the long 
runs, respectively. With the opening of the outdoor season, Bro. Ellsworth 
will join the track squad, performing in the hammer throw. 

The baseball candidates have l)een working in the Gym. under the tutelage 
of Bro. Harper, who is assisting coach Stagg, since January 6. Bros. 
NoweLs, Dunbar and Wyman are trying for the team. Bro. Ellsworth is 
counted on to do the pitching for the 'Varsity. Bro. (^)uantrell, who won 
his **C" in the high jump in his freshman year will not compete in track 
this year. He is handicapped with a badly wrenched knee and will be com- 
pelled to take a long rest. 

The l)owling alleys were no sooner placed in the Reynolds club than the 
fraternity men organized a bowling league. A complete schedule has nearly 
l>een played and * A 9 is struggling with A A <l> and 4^ T for second or 
third honors. The Dekes seem to have the championship assured them. 
The Daily Maroon has offered a silver trophy cup to the man making the 
highest individual score. Parry, A T now leads with 240. * A 9's five 
men team is made up of Bros. Hall, captain, Catlin, Speik, Wyman, Ells- 
worth and Miller. 

The Washington Prom, the ruling social event of the year, will be lead 
by Bro. Ellsworth who is Prom chairman. Bro. Ellsworth has also received 
the permanent chairmanship of the Pan-Hellenic dance association which 
was established largely as the result of his efforts. The Pan-Hell will be 
given in April. 

The chapter is evenly represented in undergraduate activities. Of the 
brothers who have entered professional schools. Miller and Blakey are mem- 
bers of the medical fraternity <t P S, Speik of N 2 N, and Wyman of the 
legal fraternity <t A <t. Bro. Blakey is a charter member of the Comic 
Opera club, "The Black Friars." Bro. Hook is on the Cross Country club. 
Bros. Todd and Wolff are in the University Orchestra. Bros. Nordenholt 
and Lumbard are candidates for the water polo team. Bro. Lumbard is also 
an editor on the student annual, The Cap and Gown. Bro. Wyman is vice- 
president of the Reynolds club and of the senior class. Bro. Hilpert holds 
a graduate scholarship in chemistry. Bro. Meek represented the university 
in the Hamilton oratorical contest. He is out of the basketball team. Bro. 
Quantrell seeks forensic honors, being a contestant in the college declama- 
tion trials. 

Our chapter house at 5719 Monroe avenue is open to all Phis who live in 
or visit Chicago. A. R. NoWEi-S. 

Chicago, February 19, 1904. 



Since our last letter to The Scroll, Illinois Delta has further increased 
its membership by the initiation, on February 19 of Bros. Harry Ehrhart, 
Areola, III., Franklin C. Howell, Iberia, Mo. and Seldon Gale Lowrie, of 
Niles, Mich. Bro. H. O. Snyder has been forced to give up his school work 
on account of sickness and has returned to his home at Areola, 111. 

The chapter gave its annual Christmas party in Lescher hall on the even- 
ing of December 23, which served as an incentive for a number of graduate 
brothers to return to the city for brief visits. 

In the Adelphi Literary Society's preliminary to the Knox-Beloit debate, 
Bros. Williamson, and McClelland were chosen as two out of a team of 
three men to represent the society against Gwothantic with good prospect- 
of getting on to the finals. In the Gwothantic society Bro. Edgerton has been 
chosen as one of the four contestants in the junior oratorical contest held 
during graduation week. Bro. Edgerton is also the chapter's representative 
on the Junior Prom, committee. 

The new semester was inaugurated on February 3 with every prospect of 
upholding the high standards set in debate, oratory and athletics. Mr. 
Willard Lampe, representative of Knox, in the Hamilton club's prize orator- 
ical contest at Chicago brought honor to his college by being awarded second 
place. The representative of Michigan University took first honors. 

Owing to the severity of the weather little practice in baseball has been 
possible but on the opening of the season, active work will be beg^n in 
earnest under the efficient coaching of coach Willard. 

Bros. Edgerton, Snohr, Shippert and Porter are out for the team. There 
is not a bright outlook for track work this season as Knox lost a number of 
its star men at the end of last year but there is good material awaiting 

Bro. McClelland will again contest in the pole vault and Bro. Mariner 
will be out from the broad jump and hurdles. 

Founder's Day was observed on Wednesday February 17 in place of 
February 15, with appropriate ceremonies. At a meeting of the board of 
trustees on that date it was decided to build a separate steam heating plant 
for the joint heating of Beecher chapel and Whiting hall, an improvement 
much needed. 

Preparations are well under way for the annual Founder's Day banquet on 
March 15. Burt A. Heinly. 

Galesburg, February 19, 1904. 


At a recent meeting of the executive committee of the Universalist National 
Convention in Boston, our president, Bro. C. Ellwood Nash, '75, was chosen 
to fill the newly created office of Field Secretary of the Universalist church 
of America. 'I'he call was so urgent and the influence brought to bear from 
all quarters upon our beloved president, was so insistent that he felt it his 
duty to resign the presidency of Lombard to take up the new work. The 
new office offers a wider field for usefulness. The trustees of the college 
were soon called together and after much careful deliberation, in which the 
needs of the church were weighed as well as the welfare of Lombard, the 
resignation was accepted to take effect at the next commencement. The loss 
of Dr. Nash from Lombard is keenly felt in the college circles for he has 
won a prominent place among educators. His successor has not yet been 
selected but he will be chosen from a list of prominent and forceful men 


who have won distinction in educational work. A man will be selected who 
will carry forward the progressive plans for a greater lx>nibard such as have 
been inaugurated by Dr. Nash in his eight years as head of the institution. 
Lombard has developed and has grown stronger in influence and usefulness 
under his leadership. In his new work he will find many opportunities to 
show loyalty to his alma mater and to further her interests. 

Both the men's and lad'es' basketball teams have been making good 
records this year, winning most of the games they have played. The 
prospects for strong track and baseball teams this spring are very favorable. 
Bro. Harrie Jansen is manager of baseball, and is arranging a creditable 

The chapter is enjoying a large degree of fraternity spirit. We have 
recently initiated, and we take pleasure in presenting to the fraternity, Bro. 
William Conser of Galesburg. Frank C. Aykrs. 

Galesburg, February 20, 1904. 


On Friday night, February 12, Illinois Yaz. gave its annual party. The 
hall was decorated in a novel way, hundreds of light blue and white stream- 
ers running from the center of the ceiling to the sides, the corners made 
into cosy booths and college and sorority banners everywhere. Nearly all 
the men who graduated last year were back and we hope enjoyed themselves 
thoroughly. A flashlight picture of the dancers was taken and will serve to 
keep this pleasant evening fresh our in memories. On the whole this annual 
was the best ever given by Illinois Ela. On the following Saturday night a 
smoker and stein shower was given at the chapter house in honor of the 
returned alumni; many speeches were made and a merry evening was spent. 

Frank McKelvey, of Sparta, III., and William Steele, of McLeansboro, 
were initiated early in February. Henry Ben Ward, of Mt. Vernon, 111., 
has just been pledged to <t A 9. Arthur Hill and William Caton both 
returned to the university this semester, making our total membership 

A meeting of the directors of the Phi chapter house association was held here 
February 13. It authorized the drawing up of plans and speciflcations for 
the new chapter house. Three sets of plans and estimates are to be pre- 
pared, one for a frame house, one brick and one stone. It looks now as 
though we were at last to have the new chapter house built next spring for 
which so many of the alumni and the active chapter have worked for and 
looked forward to for so long. S. W. Cutler. 

Champaign, February 18, 1904. 


The Minnesota chapter has begun the new year with a strong active 
membership. Since our last letter to The Scroll, we have initiated into 
our membership, William Benjamin Hinkley, of Luverne, Minn. Bro. 
Hinkley is a member of the freshman law class, and has already achieved 
numerous college honors in his work here, having been elected representative 
on the 1906 Gopher board from the college of law, and become a member 
of the university band. 

Minnesota has always taken great pride in her college band and the 
standard of excellence is, if anything, above the average this year. The 
band numbers 46 pieces, and makes engagements enough during the year to 
net each member a small sum of money and to be self supporting. Each 

2q8 the scroll. 

year a concert tour is made of the state, which is a source of great pleasure 
to its members. 

Under the command of Major Morgan, 9th U. S. Cavalry, the cadet 
regiment is receiving the most thorough instruction in military tactics that it 
has ever had. Cadets are required to drill three hours a week, and all 
officers are required to attend a school in military science conducted by the 
commandant. A feature of this year's drill has been the military hops 
which have l>een held every week in the university armory; the cadet band 
furnishing the music. A full dress ball has been planned for the near 
future; the decorations are to be in military style, and the officers and their 
wives from Fort Snelling are to be invited as special guests of the battalion. 

The Minnesota basketball team has had an unusually successful season. 
For several years they have been the undisputed champion "college five'* 
in the west, and judging by comparative scores and general style of play 
they have at least been on an equal footing with any five in the United 
States. The management has made several attempts to obtain games with 
the leading teams in the east but has had no success in so doing until this 
year, (iames were scheduled this year, however, with Cornell and Williams 
in the east; colleges which have always had a high standing in basketball. 
After defeating all the local teams by decisive scores, the team took a long 
eastern trip, traveling al)out 20cx> miles in ten days and playing nine games. 
Even under this handicap of travel and strange floors they were victorious in 
seven out of the nine games, and defeated Ohio, Cornell and Williams by deci- 
sive scores. The defeat of Williams was particularly gratifying to Minnesota 
men, as W^illiams had recently defeated Vale and several of the other strong 
fives in the east. Following is a list of the scores made on the eastern trip: 
Lewis Institute 30-14; Western Y. M. C. A. (Chicago) 26-35; Purdue Uni- 
versity 32-22; Crawfordsville High School 28-23: Ohio State University 
31-18; Rochester University 28-17; Cornell 46-18; Washington University 
16-21; Williams 10-6. 

Ithaca and Columbus papers were unanimous in saying that the Minnesota 
boys put up the fastest, cleanest game of basketball that they had ever seen, 
and gave the team special praise for plaving a clean, fair game, devoid of 
the rough tactics which some of the big teams have employed the last season. 

The University campus has been the battle ground for an unusual number 
of strenuous class-scraps this winter. The freshman and sophomore classes 
did not settle the question of superiority last fall, and as a result the babies 
have been unusually ubiquitous this winter. The sophomore party on the 
eve of February 5, was the scene of a college mix-up the equal of which can 
hardly be recalled by the oldest students. The freshmen gathered in small 
crowds and spent the earlier part of the evening in waylaying lone sophomores 
and taking button souvenirs fron their clothes. Later they gathered en masse 
and rushed the armory doors in an attempt to get in and put the whole party 
out of business. They were stopped in their mad career, however, by a 
bunch of husky sophomores and a still huskier fire hose attached to a hydrant. 
The night was bitter cold and many of the freshies had difficulty in getting 
home through the ice. Others tried to gain entrance through the second 
story windows, but the sophomores pushed some of these out and captured a 
small number who were made to perform for the amusement of the upper 
classmen, and then locked up where they could cool off until morning. The 
faculty has issued an edict that there will be no freshman parties this year, 
and the cradles are now rocking peacefully again. 

Minneapolis, February 16, ic)04. Edward C. Parker. 



Since our last letter we have lost several of our members and now have 
but thirteen active members. Bro. James Minert accepted a good position 
as oil inspector of the C. R. I. & P. Ry. Bro. L. R. McKee is with his bro- 
ther at Sturdevant, Mo., while Bro. Henry Hubers will be associated with 
his father in business at Davenport, Iowa, after Feb. 15. 

We are looking for good fraternity material and expect several good men 
to enter school at the beginning of the next semester. This is the first time 
in the history of * A at Iowa that she has felt able to entertain on Alumni 
Day, and invitations will be sent to our alumni sometime in the near future. 
The committee appointed to get out the chapter letter this year are L. C. 
Oelkers, chairman, and Bros. Allen and Morton. We regretted to learn of 
the serious illness of Bro. Ballou and hope for a speedy recovery. We wish 
every chapter and the general council a prosperous year. 

Iowa City, February 7, i()04. Chas. E. Loizkau.x. 


Missouri Beta has begun the new year under most favorable circumstances. 
We have secured a lot in one of the most desirable locations in the city and 
plans are being drawn up for the house which is to be ready for occupancy 
by -the opening of college in Septeml)er. 

Since the last letter, our football season has closed, which has been the 
most successful one in the history of the college. 4> A 6, as usual, had the 
majority of honors, having more men connected with the team than the other 
fraternities combined. On the regular team we were represented by Bro. 
Seibert, captain and left halfback; Bro. Nesbitt, fullback; Bro. Soule, right 
halfback; Bro. Miller, left guard; and Bro. Calvird, left tackle; Bro. Wil- 
son, manager; Bro. Hamacher, substitute; and Bro. Anderson, coach. Bro. 
Nesbitt has been elected captain of next year's team. Bro. Wilson was 
elected manager of this year's baseball team and already several games are 
scheduled. Although a number of good men are out for the team 4> A is 
assured of her share of positions. 

With the opening of the new term, there will be a number of new men 
and the outlook for us is promising. 

We are glad to have with us again Bro. L. M. White who has been 
absent during the past term. 

We hope soon to present to our sister chapters our annual chapter letter, 
which is in press at this writing. 

The oratorical contest will be held some time in February and <l> A will 
be represented by Bro. Wilson. Will A. Soule. 

Fulton, January 25, 1904. 


Since the last issue of The Scroll there has been a movement made here 
to form a Pan-Hellenic council among the different fraternities represented 
at Washington University. Six fraternities have chapters here now, that is 
exclusive of the professional fraternities. The fraternities are <l> A 0, Z A E, 
B n, K 2, 2 X, and 2 N. * A 0, 2 A E and 2 N were in favor of 
forming such a council, the other three were opposed to the idea. The object 
of the council was to furnish a common ground for discussion of all matters 
concerning inter-fraternity relations and subjects affecting all fraternities 
equally. As things are now if there is anything to be done some one chapter 


has to take the initative and it is sometimes embarrassing for any chapter to 
do it. This council would furnish a means of obtaining any necessary agree- 
ment between the chapters and at the same time it binds no chapter farther 
than they themselves wish. 

There is a good deal of activity here in indoor athletics although these 
limit themselves to internal contests between class teams and fraternity teams. 

The prospects here for baseball and track athletics for this spring are very 
bright. All Washington's games will be played on the **Ix)uisiana Purchase** 
exposition grounds and the exposition has guaranteed us a good sum of 
money to defray all expenses connected with athletics. With such an oppor- 
tunity it seems that we should make a very good showing thi^year. Another 
thing which makes the outlook bright is the greater interest shown in the 
graduate schools. Heretofore except in football the teams have been largely 
limited to undergraduates but I understand that this spring the graduate 
schools will send out a number of candidates for positions on the difierent 
teams. G. L. Allkn, Jr. 

St. Louis, February 22, i()04' 


The year thus far has been a very prosperous one for the University. A 
gift of $25, OCX) cash and of land to the value of $75,000 was made by Dr. 
Simeon Bell, of Rosedale, for the building of a clinic hospital to be con- 
ducted in connection with the present medical school of the university, but to 
be situated at Rosedale. A further amount of $75,000 is necessary to com- 
plete the building as planned, and there is every reason to believe that it will 
be appropriated at the next session of the State Legislature. It is also 
assured that that body will make an appropriation of $20,000 for a new 
greenhouse and biological lalx)ratory to take the place of the present inade- 
quate arrangements. 

Since the October letter the chapter has received a number of honors. 
Bro. Burriss was elected Vice-President of the Pharmaceutical Association; 
Bro. Neff, Vice-President of the engineering classes; and Bro. Relihan, 
treasurer of the sophomore class. Bro. Fleishman played a back on the 
'Varsity basketball team; Bro. Sexton is a member of the junior prom, com- 
mittee; and Bro. Flint, of the senior play committee. 

On February i, Kansas Alpha celebrated her annual spring party. The 
decorations were of red and white and their beauty added much to the enjoy- 
ment of the evening. About thirty out of town guests were present, among 
the.n ten of our recent alumni, of whose presence advantage was taken to 
discuss our plans for purchasing a chapter house. 

The retirement of Bro. McCoy, who goes to accept a position at Sawyer, 
Kansas, is regretted by all the chapter. Bro. McCoy would have been cap- 
tain of this year's track team had he remained in school. 

An excellent baseball schedule has been arranged but Bro. Sexton, cap- 
tain of the 'Varsity, has very little good material from which to select a 
winning team for 1904, owing to the stringency of the faculty in regard to 
the eligibility of players. 

The chapter was very agreeably entertained recently by Bro. E. J. Cald- 
well, Kansas, '85, at his new home in Lawrence. Bro. Caldwell, who was 
lately married, is a charter meml)er of Kansas Alpha. 

Lawrence, February 15, 1904. John L. Starkie. 



We have just held our second initiation and have the pleasure of introduc- 
ing the following Bros. : — Gilmore Hartigan, of Hastings, Neb., and Fred. 
M. Brown, of Fremont. 

We have worked up the house proposition and at our annual banquet we 
will know definitely whether it will be built or left for several more years. 
The ones who have it in charge are so sure that it will be done that the plans 
are completed and in the hands of the contractor. 

We are sorry to state that Bros. Stephen B. Miles and Paul .Anderson are 
going to quit school until next semester. Miles is going west to work on a 
ranch, while Anderson is going to Wymore to practice with a dentist. 

Our banquet will be held on March 12, and it is our hope that every Phi 
around or near Lincoln can be present. It is our desire to make this the 
largest banquet that Nebraska Alpha has ever held. 

Bro. Charles Matherson has been appointed editor of the Somhrtroy our 
biennial junior publication. We are in hopes that it will be a great success, 
as this honor has never been bestowed upon our chapter before. 

The Rockefeller gift has not been accepted and there seems to be a great 
deal of public sentiment against it. Although the school really needs it, 
every body says that it is a state institution and that the state will support 
and build without the aid of personal gifts. The university students are all 
in favor of it as they see how usefnl a temple could be used on the campus. 

Lincoln, February I, 1904. Charles Stuart. 


Final examinations of the first semester were completed the last week in 
January and work for the second was commenced February I . 

The new library was opened for use January 4 and we are confident that 
this magnificent structure will be a great factor in the future of the univer- 
sitv. Track athletics have been started in earnest, several cross country 
runs and one track meet having been held. 

Bro. Strayer, captain of the baseball team, expects to begin regular prac- 
tice soon. 

The chapter gave a dance February 13, which was thoroughly enjoyed by 
all present. 

The glee and mandolin clubs will start on their annual trip next month. 
Bro. Ferguson represents us on the glee club. 

Bro. Ralph Tiffany, of Longmout, is not with us this semester. Bro. 
Mitchel has moved into the chapter house. Louis G. Keller. 

Boulder, February 18, 1904. 



Mississippi Alpha hears with regret, of the resignation of Bro. Switzler as 
editor of The Scroll, but we congratulate ourselves upon having such a 
faithful and competent successor to take his place. 

Since our last letter, our chapter has been strengthened by the entrance 
of Bros. Blue Price and James Leathers. 

The fraternities at the university are noting with much interest the actions 
of the legislature in regard to the fraternity question. 

The non-fraternity faction have been trying for several years to get the 
fraternities out of the university, and are making a strong fight in the State 


Legislature at the present time. But we fail to see their grounds, as the 
fraternity men have always led in graduation, honors in schoolarship, and 

Mississippi's prospects for a good baseball and track team seem very 
bright this year. O. L. Kimbrough. 

University, Miss., February i8, 1904. 


That the University of Texas is to l^ the school of Texas is evidenced by 
the growing liberality of the legislature and the continued improved facili- 
ties l)eing provided thereby. 

The success of co-education is indicated by the erection of the * 'Woman's 
Building*', a girls' dormitory erected last summer at an expense of $75,000. 
This building has elegant parlors, dining room, and gymnasium with swim- 
ing pool. It will accomodate 75 girls. Its rooms were all 611ed at the 
beginning of the year and applicants had to be turned away. 

Another addition to our university is now in process of erection. This 
is an elegant and substantial engineering building. This building will pro- 
vide a home for the civil engineering work that has occupied rooms in the 
main building and for electrical engineering that is to be inaugurated next 
year. The electrical engineering course at the university will be the first to 
be provided in the state. 

Still another forward movement for the benefit of the university is being 
made by the Central Christian Church of Austin in conjunction with a few 
energetic members of the faculty, in that they have on foot the establish- 
ment of a chair of theology. A lil)eral*hearted, wealthy woman of this 
church has donated the cost of the building for this department. Of course 
it can not be an integral part of the university, but its work can be taken by 
university students just as if it were. 

In the matter of athletics, we have thus far had fine success. During the 
football season we lost only one game and that to a team outside the South- 
ern Intercollegiate Association. At the beginning of the season prospects 
were very poor, for old material upon which we were relying failed to return 
and the new men could hardly be called material. But by the faithful and 
steady work of our coach, Ralph Hutchinson, Princeton, we evolved a 
splendid team, and one which upheld our reputation on the gridiron, if it 
did no more. The game with Vanderbilt on our field was the most contest- 
ed of the season, end we claim the victory, as do they, although the score 
was 5-5. 

Baseball prospects are good. We have ten old men back. Nine of last 
year's team, and one of the team of two years ago. The development of 
such a successful football team from such material indicates that coach 
Hutchinson can surely do the **necessary" with our baseball men, especially 
as baseball is nearer his heart than football. Regular practice will begin on 
Monday, February 22. 

Trackteam work, indoor work, and tennis, while not as enthusiastically 
supported as baseball and football, have many devotees, and some records 
are expected before the season is over. 

Fraternity life has grown less strenuous since the 17 of January. The 
agreement of the fraternities not to invite first year men until that date was 
operated under for the first time this session. While its general influence 
has been to restrain free and easy fraternity or other social life, yet it in the 
end resulted remarkably satisfactorily to 4> A 6. The chapter pledged and 
initiated every man invited, and every one of the ten invited was sought by 


some other crowd and most of them were rushed and spiked by several fra- 
ternities. Our hardest rivals, B 6 11, 2 X, and K 2, were severely "gafted." 
The victory was really a remarkable one. We wish to give much of the 
credit for the same to our loyal lady friends. 

We take pleasure in introducing to the Greek world Bros. Hal Helm 
Logan, of Hannibal, Missouri, Wel)ster McEvoy, Ballard Voung Burgher, 
Robert Nuckols Watkin, Eugene Perry I^ocke, Walter Hill man Walne, and 
and Jean Baptiste Adoue, Jr., of Dallas; Hugh Lothrop, of Marshall; James 
Perrie Alvey, of Galveston; and Norman Bates Taylor, of San Angelo. All 
of these men but one are **long termers." The chapter already had several 
long term men, so the standard of the chapter and its ability to get almost 
anybody desired for the next few years, at least, is assured. The house 
building movement now on in the fraternities here, and the newly inaugura- 
ted plan of not inviting first year men for three months, made this a very 
important and crucial year for all the fraternities, and our victory the harder 
to win and of the more real valne to the fraternity and its future. Mr. 
Gavine Drummond Hunt, of DaiiaSy known to his friends as "Battle Axe," 
is happy, and Mr. Barker, the local representative of the house corporation, 
is a-smiling. 

Of the other fraternities represented at the university, K Z probably made 
the next best "haul." 

Mrs. Sutton, the mother of our brother, Herbert H. Sutton, entertained 
the chapter and its "prospectives" and their lady friends an evening a short 
while before spiking time. Several informal parties have been given at the 
chapter house since the holidays. Washington's birthday was honored by 
planting trees aud vines about the house. 

In passing I'll state that Bro. Steger is editor-in-chief of the annual, the 
Cactus, (it will be remembered that Bro. Bedicheck was editor-in-chief last 
year) and is also tutor in Latin and Greek; Bro. Guy Witt is tutor in Zoology; 
Bro. Pope is editor-in-chief of the weekly paper. The Texan\ Bro. Hunt is 
supervising chairman of the Final Ball committees; Bro. Ward is president 
of the German Club; Bro. Weller is captain of the baseball team: Bros. 
Walne and Locke, debaters with Missouri; Bros. Adoue and Watkin on the 
glee and mandolin club; and a few good men are still in private life. In the 
faculty. Dr. Callaway is professor of English; Arthur L. Eno is instructor in 
English; Eugene C. Barker is instructor in History. Professor Houston, 
formerly Dean of the university, is how president of A. and M. College; 
and Mr. Lomax, who was registrar at the university for years, is now in- 
structor in English at A. and M. 

The death of Bro. Percy Sims White at Washington and Lee cast a gloom 
over Texas Beta chapter. Sims was initiated by Texas Beta last year and 
lived in the house with his chapter for several months, and was sincerely 
loved and admired by all of his brothers and classmates. The chapter was 
represented at the funeral by Bros. Harry Steger and Edgar Witt. We wish 
to thank Virginia Zeta for the kind attentions given Sims during his illness, 
and shown to his father after his arrival. These kindnessess are very sweet 
memories of Mr. While, and Texas Beta, Sims' home chapter, is very grate- 
ful for them. 

The chapter has received visits from out-of-town Bros. Rhodes S. Baker, 
Tom J. Lee, Jno. A. Lomax, I. Vance, "Curly" Duncan, Joe F. Etter, 
Felix Smith, W. L. Prather, Jr., and Bates McFarland, all of which were 
enjoyed. The chapter enjoys l>eing the host to brothers, or for that matter 
to anybody. C. W. Wellkr. 

Austin, February 24, 1904. 




The second semester began February 8, but very few students entered 
and with them, little or no fraternity material. 

The university basketball team has just returned from the recent trip in 
Oregon, where four out of the five games played were won. The crew and 
track team have begun training and this year a regatta and meet have been 
assured with the University of California. Our prospects for a successful 
season are the l)est we have had for years. Bro. Kennedy is a candidate for 
the crew, Bros. Brawley and Twitchell are candidates for the track team, 
and Bros. Sieler, Grinstead and Hoover are trying for the baseball team. 

In the recent sophomore election, Bro. Sieler carried off the honor of 
manager for the 1906 Tyee^ the junior annual. 

In debating, we are represented by Bro. Grinstead who will appear on 
the team which meets Oregon. 

In December K Z was installed here with five charter members. 

Seattle, February 19, 1904. Dalbers E. Twitchell. 



The Indianapolis Alumni Chapter continues active and the members still 
enjoy the weekly luncheons at the Commercial club cafe. On Wednesday 
evening Dec. 30, 1903, a number of the alumni and undergraduates home 
from college for the holidays held a most delightful dance, there being about 
sixty couples dancing. Saturday noon following Christmas the regular 
luncheon was held at the Columbia club, the following being present: John 
B. Elam, Miami, '70; R. T. Byers, Wabash, '98; W. H. Morrison, Jr., 
Cornell, '01; F. A. Preston, De Pauw, '94; C. A. Woods, Indiana, *97; 
Fred \V. Foxworthy, De Pauw, '99; A. A. Ogle, Franklin, '90; L. B. 
Davis, Butler, '00; J. M. Gilchrist, Indiana, '06; C. E. Osborne, Wisconsin, 
'06; R. E. Sweeney, Cornell, '06; A. R. Coffin, Cornell, '04; S. K. Ruick, 
De Pauw, '97; R. M. Tolin, Cornell, '05; W. H. Wiley, Cornell, *C)6; 
Chas. S. Rauh, Purdue, '04; Ralph Bamberger, Indiana, '91; C, A. 
McCauley, Miami, '98; Dillon Hacker, Indianapolis, '05; J. B. Dill, Jr., 
Purdue, '00; J. A. Miner, Purdue, '05; J. W. Fesler, Indiana, '87; R. M. 
Ketchum, Williams, '05; H. C. Allen, Wisconsin, '06; E. E. Stevenson, 
Franklin, '83; F. W. Foxworthy, De Pauw, '94. ' Ten colleges were repre- 
sented at the luncheon. W. H. Morrison, Jr. 

January 15, 1904. 



Lafayette — J. A. Pierce, '98, is a lawyer at Pittsburg. 

Purdue — O. L. Simmons, '93, is practicing law at Goshen, 

Virginia — E. \V. Stearns, '98, is practicing law at Rich- 

Cornell — C. B. Mason is a lawyer at 30 Genesee Street, 
Utica, N. Y. 

Lansing — Prof. W. F. Durand, '80, is president of ComelPs 
athletic council. 

Leland Stanford — John K. McDowell, '99, enjoyed a trip 
to Japan last fall. 

Tulane and Vanderbilt — C. P. VVilliams, '95, is prosecuting 
attorney at St. Louis, Mo. 

Richmond — George B. Bryan, '81, is editor of the Virginia 
Law Review at Richmond. 

Pennsylvania — C. H. McCauley, Jr., '01, is in the real 
estate business, Williamsport, Pa. 

Alabama — J. S. Stillman is bookkeeper for the Empire 
Steel and Iron Co., Catasauqua, Pa. 

Virginia — Wm. S. Bryan, of Baltimore, was elected Lieu- 
tenant-governor of Maryland last fall. 

Allegheny — Rev. Wm. F. Harris is pastor of St. Paul's 
M. E. Memorial Church, South Bend, Ind. 

Hanover and Wooster — C. T. Jamieson, '75, is cashier of 
the First National Bank, Wellington, Ohio. 

Gettysburg — C. R. Coble, '97, whose home is at Lykens, 
Pa., is a hospital steward in the Philippines. 

Vanderbilt — George C. Jones, LL. D., '79, is President of 
Arcadelphia Methodist College, Arkadelphia, Ark. 

Emory — J. T. Fletcher, of Columbus, Ga., was recently 
married to Miss Holland Harris, of Birmingham, Ala. 


Randolph- Macon — Rev. Wm. E. Thompson, D. D., is 
pastor of the First Methodist Church, Memphis, Tenn. 

Vanderbilt — H. L. Livingston, '95, a lawyer at Memphis, 
was married there, January 27, to Miss Martha Jarnogin. 

Syracuse — E. D. Rich, class of '92 at Syracuse, and grad- 
uate, '95, at Renssalaer, is city engineer at Summit, N. J. 

Randolph' Macon — Rev. T. N. Simpson, D. D., '77, is 
pastor of the Clay Street Methodist Church, Richmond, Va. 

Brown — A. C. Ely is a teacher in the high school, Worces- 
ter, Mass. S. H. Whitley, '03, is at Harvard Law School. 

Kansas — J. M. Sills, '03, is with the engineering depart- 
ment of the Frisco system, with headquarters at Springfield, 

Northwestern — Frank Webb, '98, is appearing in support 
of Harry Beresford in the **Professor's Love Story," now 
touring the western states. 

Cincinnati — Rev. Owen Stovall, '99, graduated recently at 
Rochester Theological Seminary, is pastor of the Baptist 
Church at Plymouth, Mich. 

Richmond — Dr. W. S. Gordon, '79, a physician at Rich- 
mond, Va., is the author of a recently issued book. Recol- 
lections of the Old Quarter." 

Dartmouth — Kendall Banning, '02, is general manager and 
editor of System, a magazine for business men published by 
the Shaw-Walker Company, Chicago. 

Dickinson — M. B. Stephens, '85, was state superintendent 
of public instruction in Maryland several years. His address 
is Lafayette and Carrolton avenues, Baltimore. 

Randolph-Macon — Leroy E. Kern, A. B., '98, at Randolph- 
Macon and special honor man at M. L T., 1902, has been 
appointed government architect at Manila, P. L 

Ohio State — H. H. Ward, '90, finds that the presidency of 
the national association of life underwriters is keeping him as 
busy as did the presidency of Phi Delta Theta. One of the 
largest life insurance companies recently made him a very 
flattering offer if he would remove from Cleveland to New 
York, but he declined it. 


Michigan — Former Circuit Judge P. R. Flitcraft, '71, is a 
33d degree Mason. For nine years he has been Wise Master 
of St. Louis Chapter Rose Croix, No. i, St. Louis, Mo. 

Indianapolis — A. B. Clarke, '97, and Miss Mabel Purcell 
were married at Vincennes, Ind., February 14, then taking a 
trip to Florida. Bro. Clarke is owner of the Sugar Loaf coal 

Buchtel — P>ank S. Pixley, '87, is the author of the comic 
operas, **The Burgomaster," **King Dodo, "and **The Prince 
of Pilsen;" and with Opie Read, he wrote **The Carpet 
Bagger. " 

Lafayette — Pennsylvania Alpha has recently received several 
interesting and welcome letters from P. S. Heintzleman, '01, 
who is connected with the United States diplomatic corps at 
Pekin, China. 

Wabash — Gen. J. C. Black, '62, appointed by President 
Roosevelt a member of the Civil Service Commission, entered 
upon his duties in January, and has been made president of 
the commission. 

Colby — R. A. Metcalf, '86, has charge of the New York 
City office of Allen & Bacon, publishers, 31 Union Square, 
West, his residence address being 417 South First avenue, 
Mount Vernon, N. Y. 

Brown — L. L. Drury, '02, and Miss Mary Georgia Roberts 
were married at Brattleboro, Vt., Dec. 12. They will reside 
at Mount Vernon, Mass., where he holds a position in the 
well known academy of that place. 

Miami — Congress has passed a joint resolution authorizing 
the erection of a monument in memory of the late President 
Benjamin Harrison, '52, upon land owned by the United 
States in the city of Indianapolis. 

Virginia — Col. G. W. Miles, '82, is head master of St. 
Albans University, School, Radford, Va., owner of the Rad- 
ford Advance, president of the Marion & Rye Valley R. R. , 
and head of various other enterprises. 

Virginia — E. Willey Stearns, '99, is practicing law at 
Richmond. His brother, Charles P. Steams, also a member 
of Virginia Beta, is now at the university in the medical 
class, and is captain of the baseball team this season. 


Ohio — H. G. Armstrong, '74, is a real estate and insur- 
ance agent at Ripley, W. Va. — Prof. Leander Miller, '74, is 
located at Cottageville, W. Va. ; C. H. Welch, '78, at Charles- 
ton, W. Va. — C. F. Beery, '93, is city solicitor at Akron, 

Lansing — In the February McClure is an article, **A 
Corner in Labor," by Ray Stannard Baker, '89, describing 
conditions in San Francisco where labor unions have undis- 
puted sway. It is one of his most interesting contemporary 
sociological studies. A new book by him, **Boy's Second 
Book of Invention," has just been published by McClure 
Phillips & Co. 

Pennsylvania — Dr. W. S. Carter, '90, is professor of physi- 
ology in the University of Texas, at Galveston. He was 
awarded the Alvarenga prize of the College of Physicians of 
Philadelphia, in 1903, for his essay on **The Relation of the 
Parathyroids to the Thyroid Glands." Another Pennsylvania 
Zeta man, John B. Haden, '91, is on the teaching staff of the 
University of Texas — in the department of ophthalmology. 
He was affiliated from Sewanee. 

Randolph-Macon and Virginia — S. S. Lambeth, Virginia 
Gamma, '90, is a member of the Virginia House of Delegates. 
He is also a member of the law firm of Jones, Lambert & 
Roper at Norfolk. The senior member of the firm is Claggett 
B. Jones, Virginia Beta, '79, who was a member of the Vir- 
ginia constitutional convention in 1901-02. He is promi- 
nently spoken of for Attorney General of the State, the next 
election for which will be in 1905. 

Miami — Since the death of Gen. James Longstreet and 
Gen. J. B. Gordon, there are only four surviving Confederate 
Lieutenant-generals — S. D. Lee, S. B. Buckner, Joseph 
Wheeler and A. P. Stewart. The latter, graduated at West 
Point, '42, was a professor at Cumberland University, 
Lebanon, Tenn., in 1853, when Ohio Alpha elected him a 
member of ^ A to establish a chapter at Cumberland. He 
accepted membership but was unable to establish a chapter. 
General Stewart is now a member of the Chickamauga 
National Military Park Commission, Chattanooga. This 
commission has three members, one other being a member of 
4> A 0— Gen. H. V. N. Boynton, K. M. /., '58. 



ts Discovery t 

"a History of the Mississippi Valley, from 
the End of Foreign Domination," was written 
by John R. Spears, '72 (in collab- 
oration with A. H. Clarkl, and 
published by A. S. Clark, 174 
Fulton Street, New York, It is 
an octavo volume of 436 pages, 
containing ig prints of places, 44 
portraits, 23 maps, 5 plans, 10 
head and tail pieces, and 24 his- 
torical chapter headings. The 
price is S5 net. The following 
notice is from the Indianapolis 
News: "It is Mr. Spears whom 
the New York Sun sent to the 
mountains of Kentucky to find out 
the truth about feudal wars, and to 
all other places where pluck and 
courage were needed to enable a 
correspondent to get his facts. 
Mr. Spears, whose work the scis- 
sors men of American newspapers are constantly looking for, 
is the ideal reporter. He sees all sides of a 'story,' as by a 
kind of mental coup (Voeil; and to accurate observation he 
adds literary skill of a high order. It cannot often be said 
that a newspaper writer has style; but we think there would 
be little difficulty in identifying Mr. Spear's work no matter 
where found, by its simplicity and di 

Ji>HN K, Sin 


Teachers' College of Columbia University is offering a course 
in pedagogics designed especially for Sunday school teachers. 

It is announced that hereafter all students, before gradua- 
tion at the University of Minnesota, must pass an examination 
in spelling. 

Several warehouses owned by Johns Hopkins were burned 
in the great Baltimore fire, but the loss of the university will 
not be serious — only about S8,ooo out of (150,000 worth of 
insurance. In addition, of course, will be the loss of income 
until the destroyed buildings are rebuilt. 


The one hundredth anniversary of the University of Ver- 
mont and the fiftieth anniversary of the University of Wiscon- 
sin will be celebrated next June. 

The governors of McGill have decided to create a conser- 
vatory of music in connection with the university, and are 
considering the establishment of a railway department. 

Columbia has raised its tuition fee from $200 to I250 in 
the School of Applied Science and the College of Physicians 
and Surgeons. Tuition at M. I. T. is $250; at Stevens, $225. 

The report of the business manager of the University of 
Chicago shows that it has accumulated in ten years $15,128,- 
375.99 — just about the amount that Harvard has been 268 
years in acquiring. 

During the last ten years the attendance of students at the 
University of Maine has increased faster than at any other 
New England college; it has tripled, increasing from 180 in 
1894 to 525 in 1904. 

Governor Durbin, of Indiana, has started a subscription to 
raise funds with which to erect at Purdue University a memo- 
rial to the students killed in the Big Four railroad wreck at 
Indianapolis last fall. 

Dartmouth Hall, built about no years ago, and the oldest 
building of Dartmouth College, was burned February 18. 
Plans have already been made for rebuilding it of stone or 
brick instead of wood. 

Amherst students have formed a mountain-climbing club 
and have elected as its president Dr. Edward Hitchcock, 
dean of the faculty. The doctor is 75 years old, and is a 
graduate of the college in the class of '49. Despite his years, 
he is lithe and active. 

The qualifications for the ideal college professor, as out- 
lined by President W. R. Harper in a lecture at the University 
of Chicago on **The Faculty of a College," are: (i.) He 
should be married. (2.) He should be a church member. 
(3. ) He should mix with his students outside the class rooms. 
(4.) He should have a doctor's degree. (5.) He should be 
willing to work hard eleven months in the year. (6.) He 
should be in sympathy with the public, and take an active 
interest in public affairs. 


The English club of Syracuse has planned for the most 
elaborate staging of King I.ear ever given by a college drama- 
tic society. All the costumes have been prepared under the 
direction of professional experts and a professional make-up 
man has been secured from New York for costuming on the 
night of the production. Electrical appliances will be used 
for storm effects, and these will also be shipped from New 
York, with a man to operate them. 

Five members of the freshman class of Princeton have 
been expelled for cheating at examinations. Two residents 
of the town have been arrested for selling examination papers 
to the boys. One of the men who works in the shop where 
the papers were printed is said to have furnished copies of the 
papers to freshmen at prices ranging from iio to 830. Five 
boys bought the papers and used them in examinations. An- 
other freshman who was approached refused to buy the papers, 
and reported the alfair to the "honor committee," consisting 


of one man from each of the under classes and two from each 
of the upper classes. This committee recommended the 
expulsion of the five students, and the faculty acted on their 

Cornell has finally decided to give up the attempt of found- 
ing an honor system. The students were asked to sign two 
conditions, one of which was a promise neither to give nor 
receive help, and the other to report any other student found 
guilty of breaking these rules. Almost all the students signed 
the first, but very few the second. Students found guilty 
were to be reported first to a student committee, this com- 
mittee to report to the faculty. The fact that so many stu- 
dents refused to sign the second agreement is the reason for 
abandoning the scheme. Hereafter there is to be a space 
between every two persons trying an examination, and an 
instructor will always be present. The New York Evening 
Sun says: 

What is the matter with the Cornell students? Perhaps nothing is the 
matter with them, the trouble being that the spirit was willing while the 
flesh was weak. The **honor" system under which examinations were held 
is to be abandoned, strange to say, at the request of youths who were caught 
cribbing. They could not resist the temptation induced by the absence of 
vigilant overseers. So all the students are to be isolated in future. It 
would be absurd to argue from the failure of moral suasion at Ithaca that 
lx)ys at that university have no sense of honor. The schoolboy sense of 
honor, like the college sense of honor, is a peculiar thing. Take lying, for 
instance. A whole class will lie to protect a culprit, and lie, too, from a 
sense of honor. It just shows that the code of morals in such establishments 
is different from that which prevails in the outside world. It is a fact that 
the professors are regarded as policemen, as enemies of society. To get the 
better of them is not criminal. It is a fact that must be recognized. I)o 
what you will, you can't get the young idea to regard the academic tread- 
mill as something sacred. The proper rule is to let the faculty look out for 
itself. It is different at the women's colleges. There the Ten Comq^iand- 
ments are part of the system. 

Dr. E. Benjamin Andrews, ex- President of Brown Univer- 
sity and present Chancellor of the University of Nebraska, 
has been making some comparisons between eastern and 
western college students. His general conclusion, based 
upon his contact with both classes of students, seems to be 
that eastern college boys are more versatile and **finished," 
but that western scholars have more of the solid qualities that 
go to make real character and mentality. He says in the 
New York Independent: 

If the western college student is in culture scarcely the peer of his east- 
ern contemporary, he quite balances the account by superior mental pj)wer — 
I am, of course, speaking of the usual or average case — and by greater 


industry. Western youth can boast as good blood and ancestry as eastern. 
The best immigrants to the United States have settled in the West, and their 
numerous children and grandchildren attending universities are among our 
most promising students. Western men and women put forth effort more 
naturally than the scions of families who have been well-to-do for genera- 
tions. They possess the will for it, and also the strong physique. Never 
have I seen in the East, save in professional and graduate schools, such des- 
perate and unremitting application to study as characterizes the mass of stu- 
dents in the prairie States. 

Western students generally display a veritably insatiable hunger for higher 
education. In them survives the spirit of their pioneer fathers, who, before 
they had places to lay their heads, taxed themselves to build schools and 
equip universities. Western students attend college to learn rather than to 
be taught. They average to study many more hours a day than eastern. 
The typical college idler is never seen here. With eagerness for knowledge 
the western student combines a zeal and a power for hard work seldom if 
ever witnessed in eastern institutions. 

The outside **seminar," to cram men for **exams," reducing the neces- 
sity of study to a minimum, and turning into a farce so much undergraduate 
"work" at the oldest of our universities, the West has not adopted. 

This assiduity in mental toil — often under the greatest obstacles — is an 
invaluable discipline, not only intellectual, but moral, tending to form and 
settle a young man's character as desultory study could not possibly do. It 
is not astonishing, then, that the Western collegian should display not merely 
much the greater power of concentration, but also the more earnestness 
morally. This shows itself as well in his general as in his collegiate life. 
The moral weight of the average university student is among the things that 
have most impressed me in my experience West. 

Native ability, enthusiasm for knowledge, coupled with the power for 
study which their strong physiques impart, and their readier submissiveness 
to discipline, all attested by the goodly number of fellowships which western 
men and women hold in eastern graduate schools, assure the coming genera- 
tion of western scholars a prominent place in American mental life. These 
are some of the reasons why, as a New England college professor (not a 
professor of rhetoric) has put it, to continue as our chief purveyor ojf high- 
est educational products, **the East has got to get onto her job." 

The University of Chicago is no longer a Baptist institu- 
tion. President W. R. Harper recently announced that it had 
outgrown its denominational character. He declare.d that in 
the nature of its faculty, its students and its methods it had 
spread beyond its allegiance to the Baptist Church. Most of 
the students and most of the professors, he said, were non- 
Baptists. All the buildings on the campus were paid for by 
people of other creeds, he continued, and $99 out of every 
$100, except that given by J. D. Rockefeller, who is a Baptist, 
were contributed by people not members of that church. 
Religious denominationalism in universities, he said, was 
**narrow mindedness," and the fact that the University of 
Chicago had broken away from this class was an evidence of 
its progress. 



Referring to this matter, the Providence Journal says: 
"Outside of J. 1). Rockefeller's benefactions, the gifts to 
Brown University have come principally from those who 
were not Baptists. Sayles Memorial Hall, the John Carter 
Brown Memorial Library, the Ladd observatory, the Bajnotti 
clock tower, the Sharpe Memorial organ, Wilson Hall, and 
other benefactions were not derived from Baptis 

The bronze statue shown above is the work of the famous 
sculptor Daniel Chester French. It represents a woman 
seated in a chair, her right hand holding a sceptre surmounted 
by the crown of King's College, the name of Columbia Uni- 
versity before the Revolution. It was the gift of Mrs, Robert 


Goelet and her son Robert W. Goelet, in memory of Robert 
Goelet, class of '60. It occupies a commanding position on 
the steps of Columbia's library building. It was unveiled at 
the opening exercises of the university's one hundredth and 
fiftieth year last September. 


A T O has re-established a chapter at Lehigh. 

ATA has entered Wesleyan (Conn.), Columbian (D. C.) 
and Baker (Kan.). 

Barnard (Columbia) has six sororities — K A 0, K K r, 
r * B, A A A, A * and A n. 

n B * has entered Dickinson; K A has entered Van- 
derbilt; F * B has entered Barnard. 

The mascot of the Chicago chapter of B 11 is a cinnamon 
bear, presented by a pledged member. 

Prof. M. G. Dodge, of Leland Stanford, is the editor of the 
new A Y catalogue, the price of which is $7. 

2 4> E, which is said to have two or three small chapters in 
Virginia, has placed a chapter at Bethany College, W. Va. 

According to the ATA Rainbow^ N E has entered 
Georgia Tech., its membership being drawn from K 2, A TO, 
^ A and ^ A E. 

H now has six chapters — Rensselaer, S. S. S. (Yale), 
Stevens, M. I. T., Columbia and Cornell. It publishes a 
very small Quarterly, 

The Ohio State correspondent of the K S Caduceus an- 
nounces that the hay crop was good last year, consequently 
the freshman class is large. 

4> A $, a local at Dakota College, Mitchell, S. D., is said 
to have elected President Roosevelt to honorary membership 
during his last western tour. — K S Caduceus, 

B © IT has had a hard time of it at Vanderbilt since it was 
established there twenty years ago. Through the efforts of 
local alumni, the chapter is again being reorganized. 


According to a new rule of the Allegheny faculty, each 
fraternity there may give only one party or reception each 
session, and it must close not later than 10:45 P* ™* 

The flag adopted by the A Y Convention last November 
has three equal perpendicular bars, the two center bars blue, 
the middle bar gold, bearing the fraternity badge in blue. 

The Journal of K A, which has a chapter at Hampden- 
Sidney, reports that *** F A has gone out of business" there, 
and **K 2, while tottering, has decided to hold on a little 
while longer." 

A charter of A T O has been granted to a crowd in school, 
making in all nine fraternities, which is about the limit that a 
school of this size can support. — Purdue correspondence of 
the Phi Gamma Delia. 

As noted in the K K Journal, an editorial in the Beta Theta 
Pi chronicles the coining of a new (ireek word, **hered," to 
designate a new student who by heredity is naturally the prop- 
erty of a particular fraternity. 

* r A is said to be making an effort to enter Stevens Insti- 
tute and to have revived her chapter at Mecklenburg, where 
she meets only A T O. Within the past five years this frater- 
nity has given out fifteen charters. — A X Shield, 

A chapter of * T A has recently been re-established here, 
with about fifteen men, after efforts extending over several 
months. This makes the fourteenth fraternity represented 
here. — Stanford correspondence of Beta Theta Pi. 

K A, founded at Washington and Lee, 1865, has been 
granted permission to build a memorial hall on the campus 
there, and is endeavoring to raise the necessary funds. Cap- 
tain Richmond Pearson Hobson, is announced to lecture at 
Lexington, Va., this month for that purpose. 

( (. 

A writer in the AAA Trident protests against the un- 
usual uses to which many sorority women subject their pins, " 
and says: **The emblems of their respective societies are 
used upside-down, or rightside-up, in place of a lost shirt- 
waist button; or they are called upon to supply the missing 
link in a cuff, to fasten a stock, to pin a belt securely, or even 
to clasp milady's stray scolding locks; in fact they are put to 
every use that woman's marvelous ingenuity can devise." 



A K K, a medical fraternity founded at Dartmouth, 1888, 
now has 24 chapters. It has three chapters in Nashville — in 
the medical departments of the University of Nashville, the 
University of Tennessee, and Vanderbilt University. 


Fraternities are rushing into Georgia Tech. X 4> and 
* K 2 have entered this year. A member of the faculty and 
a student, who are members of A X, are coaching a local 
society for their fraternity. II K A is reported to be trying 
to obtain a foothold. 

There are 102 cities and towns with seven or more resident 

Kappa Alphas, the requisite number for an alumni chapter. 

In these towns are 1,973 Kappa Alphas, of whom 225 are 

Journal subscribers. It may be noted that we have only 29 

alumni chapters, while we should have 102. — K A Journal, 

On authority of a paragraph in a Columbus paper. The 
Scroll stated that the recent convention of A Y granted a 
charter to a local society at Ohio State University. This 
statement was erroneous. A Y has not yet granted applica- 
tions it has received from O. S. U. and the University of 

Verner M. Jones, of Nashville, once editor of the K A 
Journal, has resumed his connection with it, as associate 
editor. He wields a vigorous and sometimes trenchant pen, 
as editors of other fraternity journals will probably soon dis- 
cover, if our surmise is correct, that he is to write up ex- 
changes and Greek news. 

The chapter of 11 K A at Tulane, dormant since 188 1, has 
been revived, making eleven chapters there. 11 K A has 
twentv chapters, and is more exclusivly southern than even 
Southern K A, which has some western and Pacific coast 
chapters. None of the chapters of U K A is north of the 
Potomac or west of the Mississippi. 

The first Greek fraternity of colored students has been 
organized at Indiana University. The name of A K M has 
been adopted. The total membership is ten, which includes 
all the colored people attending the university. A constitu- 
tion was adopted and chapters will be established in all the 
leading negro colleges. It is expected to make Wilberforce, 
Ohio, the second chapter. A badge is now being designed. 
— S A E Record. 


It has just come to lij?ht here that there is a chapter of 
® N E in the college. A sort of '*gum shoe installation" was 
held in the woods somewhere near Irvington several weeks 
ago. The chapter is composed of four Phi Delts, four Sigma 
Chis and one unaffiliated member of 11 K A. Butler corres- 
pondence, ATA Rainbow for January. 

Dr. Charles W. Dabney the new president of the University 
of Cincinnati is a * r A. For years he has been president of 
the University of Tennessee, where he established a flourishing 
chapter of * F A. We would not be surprised to see that fra- 
ternity established at Cincinnati soon. During the last few 
years it has established many new chapters and it now has 58 
active chapters. 

The A T O Palm contains a notice of the first banquet of 
the newly organized Pan Hellenic club, of Houston, Texas. 
It took place on November 23, and was attended by 39 men 
representing 14 fraternities — A A *, A T O, B 11, A K £, 
ATA, K A, K 2, n K A, 2 A E, 2 N, 2 X, * r A, 4> A 
and * K A. E. M. Armstrong, of $ A 0, was chosen a 
director of the club. 

Upper classmen of the Alpha Sigma fraternity at the University of 
Michigan have decided to drink an unknown poison until its effects on the 
human system are known to science. The Alpha Sigma is a homeopathic 
fraternity affiliated with the New York fraternity now drinking the venom of 
the cobra. 

The above item appears in a dispatch from Ann Arbor in 

the New York Sun, January 27, which added the following: 

Dr. William H. King, the dean of the New York Homeopathic Medical 
College, said last evening that the members of one of the college fraternities 
had taken light doses of several poisons several weeks ago. "This was done 
merely to produce certain symptoms and not to harden the students to poison, ' ' 
said Dr. King. 

^ Y has made a flattering concession to that part of the 
United States lying west of the Mississippi River, by granting 
a charter to a body of petitioners at the University of Cali- 
fornia, after voting on one occasion never to grant another 
charter, and on another, as late as 1896, making the equally 
intelligent decision never to establish a chapter west of the 
Mississippi. The trans-Mississippi country will doubtless 
feel that the struggle toward a higher civilization has not been 
in vain, now that, with considerable reluctance, ^ Y has 
recognized a few of the natives as fit to associate with. — 
* K * Shield. 


Two former editors of the ATA Rainbow have recently 
been elected presidents of colleges — Rev. E. H. Hughes, 
D. D., President of De Pauw University, and K. C. Babcock, 
Ph. D., President of the University of Arizona. The latter 
was President of the fraternity, 1893-99, being during that 
time an instructor in the University of California. The 
RainboU' is now edited by F. F. Rogers, who lives at Deming, 
N. Mex., but it is printed in New York City. 

An athletic fraternity has been formed at the University 
of Iowa. At first chapters will be established only in the 
* Big Nine," but, later, it is proposed to have chapters in 
practically every American university. The chief object of 
the fraternity is to spread a bond of fellowship among college 
athletes and remove the feeling of distrust and suspicion 
which sometimes exists. Only wearers of the 'Varsity initials 
will be entitled to membership. — Purdue Exponent. 

From the type of men a majority of their chapters seek, 
certain fraternities may still be loosely classified as **sporty," 
"athletic," **literary," or **musical," but even in these in- 
stances individual exceptions have so increased that any 
attempts at general classification fails in accuracy. Most of 
the fraternities that a decade ago could have been fairly well 
labelled as "Southern," "Eastern," or "Western," have of 
late years so branched out into other fields of extension that the 
sectional classification has been outgrown. — A T A Rainbow. 

$ A ^, the legal fraternity founded at Michigan, i860, has 
34 active chapters. Three of them are in New York City — in 
Columbia, New York University and New York Law School. 
Of the five members of the council of 4> A 4>, two are members 
of * A 0— C. T. Terry, of New York, and C. M. C. Buntain, 
of Chicago, the former being President of * A *. Under the 
heading "More Legal Fraternities," the Brief of $ A 4> pub- 
lishes the following item: 

The legal press reports the founding of a new legal fraternity, the 8 A ♦, 
at the Dickinson College Law School, and the establishing of a second chap- 
ter at the Detroit I>aw School. Also the founding of another law fraternity, 
the 2 N #, at the National University Law School, and a second chapter at 
the Indiana University Law School. Similar to A X, both of these new 
orders are due to unsuccessful efforts to obtain charters from # A #. Besides 
these, the F H <I>, that has existed at the University of Maine Law School 
for some two years, recently installed a chapter in the Boston Law School. 

A X, above referred to, was founded at Cornell, 1891. It 
now has 16 active chapters and issues a Quarterly. 


Within a short time K 2 has entered Dickinson College, 
North Carolina State College, Washington University, Baker 
University, University of Denver, Case School of Applied 
Science, Missouri State School of Mines and the University 
of Washington. The February Caduccus gives accounts of 
installation at Case, November 26; University of Washington, 
December 15; Missouri School of Mines, December 19. 
When the last (1898) edition of **American College Frater- 
nities'' was published, K 2 had 47 active chapters; it now 
has 64. 

The ATA Rainbow republishes from a Chicago daily the 
following incident of the Iroquois Theater fire: 

VV, M. McLaughlin, nephew of Dr. K. W. Gunsaulus, President of .Armour 
School of Technology, lay in the rows of dying in Thompson's restaurant. 
Upon his vest was a jewelled pin of the Delta Tau Delta — his college frater- 
nity — and as the young medical student who bent over the dying man saw 
that his life was fast ebbing away, he thought of the pin, for he, too, was 
fresh from college, where fraternity pins are held of much account. 

'*rd better take off your frat pin, old man," said the doctor, "some one 
might take it if you go, you know." 

'*No, I guess not," said the dying man weakly, *'it's been a pal of mine 
for quite awhile, and I would'nt like to have it taken off now. Just let it 
stav to the finish." And it staved. 

Certain fraternities with only a few chapters, or with con- 
siderably fewer than the larger fraternities, endeavor to make 
capital out of the fact they are '^conservative," but, if the 
true facts were known, the principal reason why they do not 
extend is that they do not receive applications for charters. 
They are conservative from necessity rather than by choice. 
Undoubtedly they improve all of the few good opportunities 
that are presented to. them. On this point the Beta Theta 
Pi says: **Some of the fraternities which count less than half 
the number of chapters on our roll, and which pride them- 
selves on their alleged conservatism and exclusiveness, have 
never rejected any proposition made to them, while B 11 at 
least has been really conservative, considering its numerous 

A X P was founded at Trinity College, Hartford, Ct., 1895. 
The movingspirit was an Episcopal rector at Detroit, a member 
of ^ Y, who had a son at Trinity. It now has five chapters — 
Trinity, Brooklyn Tech., Columbia, Pennsylvania and Lafay- 
ette. A chapter established at Iowa died some time ago. 
Lafayette was entered last December. Though the active 
chapters may be counted on the fingers of one hand, the 


directory in the Garnet and White is solemnly headed, The 
National College Fraternity of Alpha Chi Rho." While 
A X P is now confined to three states, it expects to grow. 
The item which appeared in The Scroll last October saying 
that ^ N had grown from 3 chapters in 1883 to 48 in 1003 is 
reprinted in the Garnet and White under the heading, * What 
A X F mav come to." 

Southern K A established a council of honor," 1893, in 
which should be enrolled, by vote of the convention, **those 
that have done most for the order's advancement." The 
K A Journal advises the committee in charge of the revision 
of the fraternity's constitution to abolish the 'council', and 
says: **()f the ten men elected to the ^council' by the con- 
vention of 1893, seven were there present. A majority of 
those since added have been present at the conventions which 
elected them. This plainly shows that selections are generally 
made according to the personal popularity of nominees with 
those present, and that services to the order are seldom con- 

The convention of A X was held this month at the Majestic 
Hotel, New York, where the convention of 4> A was held 
November, 1902. The 0AX convention began Saturday, 
February 23, with a theatre party, **Babes in Toyland" being 
the attraction. Sunday there was a memorial service at the 
Fourth Presbyterian Church, Monday evening a smoker at 
the Arion club, and Tuesday evening a banquet at the 
Majestic Hotel. The New York Sun reports **more than 300" 
present at the banquet, and says that I). G. Lockwood, a 
member of the parent chapter at Union, inactive since 1869, 
announced **that there was a prospect to re-establish the 
chapter," which **caused prolonged cheering." 


Canada as a Fraternity Field" is the title of an article in 

the November Beta Theta Pi, written by Wm. S. Keller, 

O. W. U., '99. He mentions that the first chapter of a Greek 

letter fraternity in Canada was established, 1879, at Toronto 

by Z ^, which established a second Canadian chapter at 

McGill, 1883; and he continues: 

For thirteen years Z 4^ was alone in the Canadian land, but soon after 
the entrance of the second fraternity (which was Northern K A in 1892) 
the Greek organizations l)cgan to investigate and inhabit the field; and, 
as a result, there are now represented in Canada the following frater- 
nities: Toronto— Z 4^, K A, A A <I>, AT, and A K E; McGill— Z 4^, 
K A, A A <I>, A T, * K 2, A K E, e A X and * A e. The professional 



fraternities have also entered several of the Canadian schools, as follows: 
Medical — McGill Medical College, * B II; Toronto Medical College, N 2 N, 
and the legal, at the Law School of Upper Canada, * A <I> and A X. The 
last of the collegiate fraternities to enter Canada was # A 8, in 1902, which 
it of special interest to Betas, as it marks the tirst advance of this kind in the 
history of the "Miami Triad." .... 

The quality of the fraternities represented in Canada is well recognized, as 
is the success of the individual chapters. In practically all cases the frater- 
nities that have instituted one chapter in Canada have been justified in the 
founding of the second, and with one exception (* K 2, which died in 1898, 
at Toronto), all the chapters are at present active. 

Mr. Keller jrives the following table of statistics regarding 
the larger colleges in the Dominion, explaining that by **avail- 
able students" is meant undergraduates in the classical, scien- 
tific or technological courses, exclusive of purely professional 

Name of University 

McGill University, 
Montreal, Que. 

Univ. of Toronto, 
Toronto, Ont 

*Victoria Univ'ty, 
Toronto, Ont. 

Univ'ty of Trinity 


Toronto. Ont. 

Univ'ty of Queen's 


Kingston, Ont. 

Univ. of Bishop's 

Lennoxville, Ont. 

Dalhouse CoUeice 

and University, 

Halifax, N. S. 

Univ'ty of Arcadia 


WolfviUe, N. S. 

Univ'sity of Mount 
Allison CoUcKC 
Sackville, N. R. 





% 2,750,000 



Value of 

% 2,800,000 

». 457.339 






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*Now connected with the University of Toronto. 

Mr. Keller says: **Now comes the question, 'is it wise for 
B II to extend to the extent of becoming international?'" 
He concludes that, **If the fraternity undertakes extension 
into Canada it must be content with a limited field; but while 
the field is limited, it is none the less good.*' 

Mr. W. A. Crawford, K 2, of Arkadelphia, Ark., issued 
circular letters to the presidents of the leading colleges and 
universities throughout the United States, asking their opin- 


ions of fraternities. Forty-eight replies were received and 
printed, 1903, in a pamphlet of 33 pages, entitled **The 
American College Fraternity. " Nearly all of the replies were 
favorable to fraternities, the most marked exception being 
that of President R. H. Jesse, of Missouri, as follows: 

Greek-letter fraternities in my opinion are worthless institutions. Some- 
times they are even harmful. The effort, however, to break them up gen- 
erally does more harm than the fraternities do. In fact, in my opinion, this 
is true of ninety-nine hundredths of the efforts to abolish them. It is impos- 
sible for the college authorities to abolish them if the students make up their 
minds to maintain them. It is perhaps best to persuade the students to aban- 
don them. If this fails, the next best thing is to try to make them a means 
of grace. If the efforts which are expended in abolishing them were expended 
in leading them into the right way they would become, I think, a means of 

The A K E Quarterly for February contains a short account 
of the annual convention of that fraternity at Syracuse, 
November 11-14. The only illustration is the frontispiece, 
a half-tone of the convention, showing **about 175 men — an 
unusually large number. '* Of the 40 active chapters, 4 were 
unrepresented. Applications for charters from the Univer- 
sities of Illinois and Texas were rejected, but a speaker at the 
banquet expressed the hope that they would finally be granted 
and said: **If we, as a fraternity, wish to keep abreast of the 
times, we must not be too conservative in the establishment 
of new chapters.'' Another speaker at the banquet spoke as 

A K E has always been in favor of an intelligent form of expansion; she 
has alwaN-s stood for growth and has never stood still. A K E was founded in 
the New England States, and from there soon spread to the South. A K E 
has always realized that, to maintain the position which her founders intended 
her to maintain, she must keep her eye on the whole country; she must realize 
that changes are taking place, that the center of population is at one time in 
one place and then at another, that the big institutions are in the West, and 
that the character of these institutions is changing. The new state univer- 
sities are perhaps our field. 

A K E is no insular, provincial fraternity. We stand for more than the 
smaller fraternities. This has always been a great safeguard, and has kept 
us from falling into a self satisfied rut. Since the inception of A K E, our 
policy has been to look far into the future, with a view to maintain our atti- 
tude as a large, catholic, national fraternity. A K E has alwas stood for 
expansion. She has added laurel after laurel to her Treasures, but has 
never rested on her laurels. The fraternity as a whole does not need a more 
numerous chapter roll, but we do need to take advantage of every chance of 
increasing the prestige of A X E. 


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Scroll accounts of Alumni Day celebrations by March 20. 
Reporters of college chapters are also requested to send chap- 
ter letters by that date — not later — but supplemental items of 
importance, if received before April i, will be mentioned in 
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Directory, Indianapolis Alumni of Phi Delta Theta, Sep- 
tember, 1903," is the title of a pamphlet issued by Brothers 
S. K. Ruick and Wm. H. Morrison, Jr. It enrolls 186 mem- 
bers in Indianapolis and 115 in the immediate vicinity — 49 of 
them at Franklin. The Hoosier capital has long been a 
^ A stronghold. In this list of 301 men are many Phis 
who have rendered important services to the Fraternity; and 
many men of conspicuous prominence in their various pro- 
fessions. This is the second edition of the directory (the 
first having been printed in 1901) ; it is conveniently arranged 
and reflects much credit on its editors. We hope that similar 
directories will be issued by Phis in many other cities. 

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We are glad to note the enthusiasm of Bloomington, 111., 
Phis, as shown in the following clipping from The Pantagraphy 
of December 7, 1903: 

**The # A 8 fraternity, which some years ago, was a notable factor in 
Bloomington social life, was brought together in a delightful reunion on 
Saturday evening. It was the occasion of the annual banquet, and this year 
a special effort was made to get out-of-town members present to enjoy the 
renewal of brotherly ties. The consetjuence was that about thirty-five 
members residing in Bloomington and nearby towns gathered at the Illinois, 
where the meetiug was planned. A supper was served, followed by a num- 
ber of impromptu speeches by nearly every member present. In all, it 
proved to be one of the best attended and most delightful gatherings of 
members of the fraternity that has been held for several years." 

* * * * 

Westminster Phi Delta Thetas are in the chapter house pro- 
cession. Their current chapter letter shows that they have 
purchased a lot in a handsome location, in Fulton, with the 
intention of erecting a chapter house before September. We 
toss up our hats w^ith gladness and congratulate them upon 
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the way, this is fast becoming an old story in The Scroll, 
but it ever delights us. We wish that the next numbers could 
be largely devoted to accounts of new chapter houses acquired 
by the twenty chapters yet unhoused. These are great days 
of internal improvements in Phi Delta Theta. They are mak- 
ing for her greater stability and permanent glory. Our Phis 
of Westminster are peculiarly beloved by the whole Frater- 
nity, and they have our happiest wishes, for the spirit of 
Fi^ther Morrison abides with them. 


Westminster's team of 1903 has been one of which the col- 
lege can justly be proud. Averaging less than one hundred 
and fifty pounds, the team defeated opponents outweighing it 
by more than fifteen pounds to the man. 

Missouri Beta was represented on the team by 6 men, Bro. 
Seibert being captain. The back field, composed of Bro. 
Seibert, left half, Bro. Nesbitt, fullback, and Bro. Soule, 
right half, made up the fastest trio Westminster has ever had. 

Bro. Miller at left guard and Bro. Calvird at left tackle, 
were the strongest men in the line, both on the offensive and 
defensive. Bro. Haraacher, substitute, showed himself to be 
good football material early in the season, but owing to illness 
was unable to practice regularly during the first of the season. 

Bro. Sara J. P. Anderson, who made such an enviable 
reputation at left half on Missouri's team during seasons 
'93"'94~'95» acted as coach. Bro. Wilson, who has managed 
all the athletic teams during the last two years, managed the 
team, and deserves especial credit for the success he made of it. 

Westminster's 1904 team promises to be strong, and Mis- 
souri Beta will have a number of important places. Bro. 
Nesbitt will captain the team. W. A. Soule. 

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Franklin College is the only institution of learning in the 
country organized on a joint stock basis. While the endow- 
ment fund of the college and the other funds have always been 
placed so advantageously that the income in proportion to the 
investment has been very good, still the stockholders are not 
allowed to draw dividends. Each stockholder is allowed to 
vote for the directors or members of the college board and in 
this way he may participate in shaping the policy of the insti- 



There appears to be a false impression abroad that the 
University of Chicago is a school for the rich alone. It is 
believed that the students here are all rich men's sons," said 
Dr. C. A. Henderson at chapel exercises there recently. He 
admonished the students to do their best to destroy what he 
declared was a mistaken idea by treating the poorer students 
with respect, and he said: **College students should not look 
down upon their poorer comrades. The attitude of some 
college men is to be deplored. The men of this university 
should be as democratic as those of any other college. " 

In his recently issued annual report, President Elliott of 
Harvard says that the public school-boy has the advantage in 
efficiency over the boy from the private school. For the past 
year President Elliott has been studying comparative statistics 
of the two types of entrants to Harvard, and his conclusions, 
based on observations of 700 students, are: **Both in entrance 
examinations and in honors won in college the public school- 
boy outstrips the boy who has had a private tutor, or has 
gone to a select school. The public school boys are not only 
more vigorous and determined to gain knowledge, but they 
are also much more conscientious, a point which has often 
been denied." 

There is such a thing as some members becoming picayunish 
in judging new students. The hasty word of some silly girl, 
or a hat that was in style at home but not in the college town, 
or an embarrassing backwardness that will soon wear off, or 
some other trivial defect will prevent the new man from receiv- 
ing his due degree of respect. If new students were already 
polished diamonds there would be no need for them to enter 
college. Look beneath the surface! If strength of character 
can be seen, an earnest effort is put forth for downright hard 
work, high ideals of thought and action are aimed at, then 
overlook mere external crudities. Externals change, but 
character remains. If you can not fraternize with, if you can 
not learn to love a man who does not wear patent leather 
shoes or dress or talk just as you do, even though his mind is 
pure, his heart loving, his brain active, then you had better 
retire to your room, do some real hard thinking for the 
next half hour and come out of there a bigger man than when 
you entered. — The Delta of ^1^. 


New York University has set apart a site for a Hall of 
Fame for Women adjoining the present Hall of Fame. The 
building will consist of a museum on the ground floor, with 
a main story above of twenty-eight columns supporting a 
pedimented roof. Places will be provided for fifty tablets 
for American women of native birth and ten for American 
women of foreign birth. In 1905 ten native and two foreign 
born American women will be selected, and in each succeed- 
ing quinquennial year two native born American women and 
in each decennial year beginning with 19 10 one foreign bom 
woman will be added. Until the building is completed tablets 
will be placed upon the walls of the Museum of the Hall of 
Fame. Visitors at the St. Louis Exposition will be invited to 
nominate persons for the Hall of Fame, names to be inscribed 
in 1905. 

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Reviewing The Torch,*' a novel by Herbert M. Hopkins, 
recently published by The Bobbs-Merrill Company, Indian- 
apolis, the New York Evening Post says: 

The aim of this story is to show into what a mire a university mav fall 
whose president places self-esteem ahead of sound learning. The writer 
speaks whereof he knows. Before being called to Trinity College he was a 
teacher in the University of California, and her nearby rival, Leiand 
Stanford, and his novel must be recognized as a fairly faithful (if somewhat 
exaggerated) reproduction of the atmosphere and surroundings of a large 
western university. 

The story gives us a professor dismissed for two free an expression of his 
socialistic learnings, just as Professor Ross was forced to resign from Leiand 
Stanford some years ago on account of utterances offensive to President 
Jordan and, presumably, to Mrs. Stanford. Yet the author did not intend 
to identify Stanford University with his story; he says that he took his idea, 
but no more, from the Ross incident; and to make out in the false-hearted 
Babington, and the rich Mrs. Tupper portraits of President Jordan and Mrs. 
Stanford would be worse than caricature. The story is briefly this: 

A new president takes hold at the university at Argos. He is ambitious, 
money-worshipping, and snobbish, antagonizing his faculty and undertaking 
to convert the institution into one of the sort whose new buildings (to borrow 
a figure from the book) become the mausoleums of their earlier and sturdier 
ideals. The rising indignation of the faculty against the new order of things 
is well indicated. Their protest finds a practical application when the pro- 
fessor of political economy is dismissed for taking the side of the working- 
man in politics and a dozen others hand in their resignations. The dismissed 
professor sticks to his ideals and is elected governor of the state, and through 
his position as de facto head of the university has his enemy deposed. 


We should begin to consider plans for teaching chapters to 
act more aggressively in the matter of educating, training and 
perfecting the particular talents of each of their several mem- 
bers. In other words, when a chapter takes a man into its 
membership, it ought to begin at once to tr}- to make the very 
best of him that there is in him; it ought to try to develop 
his very best faculties, so that when it has finished with the 
raw material which it received during the days when he was a 
freshman it may turn away from its doors a finished product 
in the shape of a man who will always be a great credit to it, 
and who should, by reason of what it has done for him, 
always feel under such great obligations to it that he will never 
fail to be an enthusiastic member of the fraternity. — Delta 


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In the parlors of the old Palace Hotel on February 3, 1882, 
ten young men met to organize the Iowa Beta chapter of 
Phi Delta Theta. Brother Cowles, of Iowa Alpha, presided 
and at this meeting, Messrs. W. L. Clark, W. George, C. 
L. Gillis, W. S. Hosford, P. L. Sever, C. H. Dayton, and 
J. B. French were duly initiated charter members. Brothers 
Kennedy and Cole were affiliated at this time and the first 
officers of Iowa Beta were: President, Chas. H. Dayton; 
secretary, C. L. Gillis; treasurer, W. L. Park; warden, Wm. 
George; reporter, J. B. French; historian, J. L. Kennedy 
and chaplain J. L. Kennedy. For some time the meetings 
were held each Saturday evening at the home of Brother 
Gillis, but on September 23, 1882, halls were procured where 
meetings were held until December, 1899, when Iowa Beta 
moved into her first chapter house on College street. From 
this time on Iowa Beta has steadily increased in numbers 
and influence until now she is one of the strongest chapters 
of this province. In the fall of 1901 we moved to a better 
house and had a prosperous year until we were forced to 
seek other quarters and efforts were made to establish a 
building fund by the note system. This plan fell through 
when some of the members refused to sign the notes, and 
in the fall of 1902 we again moved to a rented house. In 
June, 1903, we secured a house and made contracts for its 
remodeling to suit our convenience and made a lease for 
three years with the privilege of purchase at the expiration 
of the lease. This house is but three squares from the main 
campus and two from the medical buildings and hospitals. 

We are now situated at 227 North Dubuque street in a 
frame structure of two stories and a basement. A large 
porch extends along the east side, supported by stone pillars, 
and the house is all painted pure white. The main entrance 
is from the east and as you enter a large hall the parlors are 


to the north and the smoking and music rooms to the south, 
while to the south of the smoking room our matron has two 
prettily furnished rooms for herself and one for the cook and 
waitress. In the basement is the dining room which has a 
seating capacity of thirty people and is appropriately fur- 
nished with quartered oak table, chairs and sideboard. Ad- 
joining the dining room on the south is a spacious kitchen 
furnished with everything necessary to a first class culinary 
department. The rest of the basement on the south is a 
large store room and vegetable cellar, while on the north is 
the furnace room equipped with a new steam heating plant of 
the latest and most approved design. The smoking and 
music rooms are very substantially furnished in weathered 
oak with cozy corners and settees, while each of the parlors 
has a davenport and ten rockers of various designs. The 
floors are all covered with brussels rugs. On the second 
floor are ten well lighted and ventilated bed rooms as well 
as a room for the waiter and fireman. These rooms are 
furnished according to the taste of the occupants and as a 
whole are very pleasant. 

The floors throughout are of hard wood and covered with 
rugs and the four rooms on the first floor are so arranged 
that we can throw them all together and twenty couples can 
be comfortably accommodated at dancing. During the past 
year two of our charter members called upon us. Brother 
George, of Aurora, 111., who is one of the leading bankers 
of that city, and Brother Sever, of Stuart, Iowa. Brother 
Sever, who is one of the leading lawyers of his city, enter- 
tained us with many narratives of the younger days of Iowa 
Beta and the University of Iowa. 

Though somewhat in debt, Iowa Beta is gaining financially 
and now owns the furniture and draperies in the chapter 
house. We are making an effort to get out of debt and have 
sent out letters to our loyal alumni, asking them to help 
us pay for our new furniture and thus help us get in shape 
to buy our house. Some have responded liberally and others 
will undoubtedly help us out. Our matron, Mrs. S. D. Byers, 
is not only a lady of the highest integrity and ability, but she 
is a leader in society and has a large circle of friends in Iowa 
City. Mrs. Byers has been with us since 1899 and our suc- 
cess is due to a great degree to her able management. 


Many changes have been made in the university in the last 
few years and **Iowa'* has steadily progressed from a new 


and weak institution to one of the strongest universities in 
the middle west. The first an(i most noticeable structure on 
the main campus is the **()ld Capitol/* which stands in the 
center and at one time was the home of the executive body 
of Iowa. It is a three stor}- building of sandstone, and, 
although the corners have crumbled awa.v and the stairs are 
rickety, it is thought much of by the students and is occu- 
pied by the law department. On the south of this historic 
structure are the engineering building and the new **Hall of 
Liberal Arts." This building is a new $400,000 structure of 
gray stone, is four stories high, fire proof and modern in 
every detail. 

North of the Old Capitol is the Science Hall and directly 
north of this is the Dental Building which is one of the finest 
equipped colleges of dental surgery west of New York. The 
new medical buildings, which have just been completed at a 
cost of $225,000, are of the most modern designs. They are 
situated one square east of the main campus, and directly 
east of these are the two hospitals and the Pharmacy Depart- 
ment and the College of Homeopathic Medicine. Several 
heads of departments are Phis, some of whom have achieved 
considerable fame and are known throughout the state as able 
teachers and authors. Perhaps the most famous of these is 
Dr. Samuel Calvin, who for several years has been State 
Geologist and is the author of several text books and treatises 
on geology and mineralogy. Dean L. (i. Weld is at the 
head of the graduate college, and is one of Iowa Beta^s early 
members. Brother A. G. Smith is at the head of the depart- 
ment of mathematics. Bro. McGowan is a professor in the 
department of engineering, Bro. Stewart has the chair of 
Philosophy and Bro. W. S. Hosford, one of our charter mem- 
bers, is dean of the College of Dental Surgery. All these 
loyal and able brothers have helped us much and we are under 
obligations to them for the loyal manner in which they have 
upheld Phi Delta Theta and for the aid they have given us. 

Charles E. Loizeaux. 


Student Life and Customs, by Henry 1). Sheldon, Ph. I). New York: 
D. Appleton and Company, iwi. Cloth; pp. 366, 800. 

This book is unique. It is the most comprehensive treatise 
on the customs of college students that has ever appeared in 
America; and it contains more information about Greek letter 


societies in general than any book ever published except 
**American College Fraternities" and **The Cyclopaedia of 
Fraternities. " The author has been industrious in the collec- 
tion of material from scattered sources, and has brought 
together a fund of facts and incidents that is most interesting 
to college men, whether under-graduates or alumni. 

The book opens with a chapter on * 'Student Life in 
Europe" — German universities, English universities and 
Scottish universities. The account of student life at Oxford 
and Cambridge says: 


*The early years of the nineteenth century witnessed a complete change 
in the attitude of the English student toward athletics. It is no longer the 
occasional student who rows or pla\'S football or cricket when fancy dictates; 
now almost every undergraduate as a matter of course follows some sport. 
Athletics are not only the most picturesque feature of Oxford and Cambridge 
life, but also form the chief ties which bring men together. Chronologically, 
boating was developed first, followed by cricket, football, track and field 

The college serves as a unit of university organization; each college has 
its own set of clubs, athletic, debating, literary, and social. Of these, the 

athletic is the most important to the average undergraduate 

The existence of separate colleges within the university greatly simplifies the 
problem of organizMion. Mention has already been made of the full set of 
athletic clubs maintained by each college. The athletic interests of the 
entire university are provided for by a number of general clubs, one for each 
branch of sport. The interference of academic authorities in the attempt to 
check abuses is unheard of, chiefly because the athletic traditions among the 
undergraduates is sufficiently strong to preserve a healthy athletic spirit. 
The greater maturity of the average English collegian is another factor which 
makes for clean sport. 

While the percentage of undergraduates actively participating in athletics 
is much greater than in America, the contests lack the fierceness of energy 
and sense of tension which accompany similar trials of skill across the 
Atlantic. The English seem to play more for the love of sport and less 
from a desire to beat somelwdy than their American cousins. Controversies 
over details of matches and recriminations back and forth seldom occur. 
The athletic class is more highly differentiated from the mass of the students 
than in the United States, but there is an absence of professionalism in the 
worst sense of the term — e. g., outsiders are not hired to attend college for 
the only purpose of participating in athletics. 

We have yet to speak of a number of miscellaneous organizations of minor 
significance, the most notable of which are the university social clubs, pat- 
terned after the ordinary club of London. The clubs of Oxford are the 
BuUingdon, Vincents, and Gridiron. Of these, the Bullingdon is the most ex- 
clusive, and was formerly the most popular, although in late years it has 
abdicated the leadership in favour of Vincents. Membership in Vincents is 
coveted by all the undergraduates who regard social success as an important 
part of their academic career. Its membership is largely made up of suc- 
cessful athletes, although it usually secures the most popular men from all 
the colleges regardless of muscle. Still, in some quarters, Vincents is 
regarded as an athletic clique. It pla^s an important part in the social life 
of Oxford, forming a centre where men from the different colleges can meet 


and enlertain their friends with less formality than would be required in their 
colleges. The Gridiron, comparativel}- a new club, is a protest against the 
athleticism of Vincents. It has been a moderate success, without threaten- 
ing the position held by its rival. 

The more important public schools are represented by clubs of graduates 
at the universities. The Eton Club of Oxford is a typical organization of 
this class. All the Etonians at Oxford belong to the club, although there is 
little sociability or good fellowship in its rooms. Starched sobriety is usually 
in order, but the latent social force occasionally breaks through the crust 
and a revival of interest takes place. The Winchester Club is much smaller, 
because only a portion of the Wykemists join it. Its small membership, 
however, makes it a social body of influence." 

Except the first chapter, the book is devoted to American 
colleges. The author mentions that previous to the middle 
of the eighteenth century there were only three colleges in 
America — William and Mary, Harvard, and Yale; and previ- 
ous to the Revolution there were only nine — these three and 
Dartmouth, Brown, Kings (now Columbia), Rutgers, Prince- 
ton and Pennsylvania. In a chapter on * 'Student Life in 
Colonial Colleges,*' he says: 

Our first glimpses into the social life of the students discover a dreary 
round of fast days, early chapels, severe punishments, and bad board; the 
students seem to be mere boys and are treated as such. As the eighteenth 
century advances the signs of restlessness begin to make their appearance, 
and gradually a change in morals and manners takes place. Profane curs- 
ing and swearing, the frequenting of taverns and alehouses, the custom of 
keeping wine, beer, and distilled liquors in college rooms, all increased, to 
the sorrow of the governing authorities. Tutors were insulted and unlawful 
combinations against the college government were frequent. Laws were 
made, penalties inflicted, and remonstrances repeated without eradicating 
these evils or even materially diminishing them 

Rules dealing with every possible variation of conduct were drawn up, 
with lists of fines attached. The Harvard laws enumerated eighty-three 
separate offences. Most amusements were forbidden. The students could 
not hunt or go sailing without permission, at New Haven. Theatrical per- 
formances, billiards, cards, and dice were on the black list. A student might 
not lie down on his own bed in daytime nor spend his own money without 
first securing the consent of the authorities. He was strictly prohibited 
from leaving his own room except at certain specified hours 

^y 1725 at Harvard, and 1745 at Yale, the members of classes were 
ranked according to the social position of their fathers, a usage which points 
to the existence of the class as a recognised student institution. Class day 
was not included in the programme of Commencement week at Harvard 
until 1760. Previous to this date the seniors met informally and chose one 
of the members to bid farewell to the college and faculty in a valedictory 
addr^s. The early class-day programmes consisted of a "Latin oration 
sandwiched in between two prayers." The list of class orators did not begin 
until 1776, the poets not until 1786 

The so-called "Freshman Laws" were another strong force in producing 
class feeling. By this unique code the first-year students were consigned to 
a form of servitude similar to the fagging of the English public schools. 
The sophomores tutored the freshmen and instructed them in the manners of 


the college. The freshmen were to run errands for all the upper classes, 
and, in some instances, particular freshmen were assigned to college digni- 
taries. We find references to president's freshmen and tutor's freshmen. 
In connection with their employment, a curious hierarchy of privilege devel- 
oped itself. A tutor could take a freshman from a fellow, a fellow's 
rights were superior to those of a senior sophister, a senior sophister's to a 
junior sophister's, and a junior sophister's to a sophomore's. The freshmen 
had collective duties, one of which was to supply the upper classes with balls 
and bats on the playing field. 

A rigid ceremonial of the Spanish- Bourbon type was instituted. The 
freshmen must take off their hats on the approach of an instructor or upper 
classman; they must also pause on the approach of one of their superiors. 
The laws interdicted all impertinence on the part of the novice. He was 
not allowed to rap on the doors of the upper classmen or to play with them. 
He belonged to a separate and inferior caste. 

< i. 

A chapter on Student Life During the Revolutionary 
Period," (i 775-1840), treats of hazing, cane sprees, town 
and gown fights, etc. Speaking of such pranks as placing a 
cow on the top floor of a dormitory, barring out professors 
from class rooms, or painting the President's house red, white 
and blue, the author says: * 'Whether at home or among the 
northern colleges, the southern students possessed the greatest 
aptitude for violence, and were the most daring in carrying 
their plans into execution. *' 

The next chapters of the book, relating to student life in 
the **Transition Period,*' (1840-1870), and in the '*Modern 
Period," (1870- 1900), include an account of the development 
of athletics. Handball and cricket were in vogue at Prince- 
ton from 1840 to 1865. Boating began at Yale in 1843; the 
first inter-collegiate boat race with Harvard was in 1852; 
Harvard sent a crew to England in 1869. The first regular 
baseball nines in colleges were formed at Princeton in 1858, 
at Amherst in 1859, at Yale in 1865; the first of the regular 
Yale- Harvard baseball games was played in 1868. A rough 
form of football was one of the traditional amusements of 
college men as far back as pre- Revolutionary times, and It 
continued at Yale until 1858. Football was revived at Prince- 
ton in 1864, at Yale in 1870. Rugby rules were adopted by 
an inter collegiate convention in 1876. The author says: 

Track and field sports were the last branches of athletics to receive 
serious attention. As early as 1872 we have records of organized field da>'s. 
Until recently this department of athletics excited less interest than football, 
baseball, and boating. Now in many colleges it ranks above baseball, and 
is looked upon with favour by the authorities because it enlists a much larger 
number of men in its pursuit than any other sport. In international con- 
tests, American athletes have distinguished themselves in this line, whereas 
they have uniformly failed in boating, the only other form of athletics in 
which international competition is possible. 


The author gives details about early political clubs, military 

organizations, musical societies, scientific clubs and religious 

societies in American colleges. The first college branches of 

the Y. M. C. A. were organized in 1858 at the University of 

Michigan and the University of Virginia. Concerning the 

rise of college journalism the author says: 

The earliest student papers were either the product of a few private indi- 
viduals working usually in secret, or were published in the interests of a 
debating society. One of the regular numbers of the old debating society pro- 
gramme consisted of the reading of a journalistic production, largely humorous 
and partly critical in character; a custom still continued in many high schools. 
When the first of these written papers was published it is impossible to say, 
although we have definite record of such publication in the first decade of 
the present century. The Literary 'J\ihl<!'t of Dartmouth appeared in 1803, 
the Literary Cabinet of Yale in 1806; neither of these journals nor their suc- 
cessors for more than twenty years lasted beyond their first few numbers. 
In a majority of cases Ixjth financial support and permanent organization 
were lacking. At Yale there were seven unsuccessful experiments before 
the foundation of the first permanent venture, the Yale Literary Magazine^ 
in 1837. 

The following paragraphs, quoted from various chapters in 

the book, show how debating societies were supplanted by 

Greek-letter fraternities: 

The earliest society the record of which has been preserved was the Cro-* 
tonian Society of Yale, which had a brief existence, and made way for Lino- 
nia, the oldest permanent society, and the Brothers in Unity (1868). Con- 
temporaneous withCrotonia and Linonia at Yale were the Plain- Dealing and 
Well-Meaning Clubs at Princeton. A fierce rivalry, involving the inter- 
change of scurrilous pamphlets, led to their suppression by the faculty. A 
year after this action, were founded the American Whig and Cliosophic Soci- 
eties, the most venerable and powerful of college debating clubs in America, 
and the only organizations of this early period which still survive in their 
original capacity. During the middle decades of the eighteenth century, the 
Harvard faculty took particular pains to improve the public speaking of the 
students, a move which led to the formation of speaking clubs. The Cala- 
bogus Club was organized as early as 1758, the Whilefield Club in 1759. 
We are left to conjecture the programmes of these early societies. The In- 
stitute of 1770, the most famous of the debating clubs of Harvard, was 
founded by John Phillips, John Warren and other members of the class of 


It was the wave of political interest produced by the Revolution which 
made the debating society for fifty years the strongest force in American 
student life While secrecy of meetings was a recognized prin- 
ciple with all the early literary societies, this feature was a distinctly minor 
one. The same may be said of initiation ceremontes; they were merely in- 
cidental and without special significance. Many of the societies adopted 

badges, colors and mottoes Another form of society activity 

was the society libraries, which were frequently valuable supplements to the 
regular college library, which was likely to be weighed down with theological 
and Latin tones 

Another important element was the rivalry between the two societies which 
divided student interest. They competed in the selection of members, in the 


size of their libraries and in the distribution of college honors. The feeling 
was usually one of bitter antagonism and jealousy. Attempts made at Am- 
herst and elsewhere to combine the work of the two societies into one har- 
monious whole uniformly failed. When only one society had been formed, 
it invariably split in two rival factions as soon as numbers permitted. The 
bitterest hostility occurred at the beginning of the year in the struggle for 
new men. At Vale a systematic campaign was undertaken; runners were 
sent to the preparatory schools to pledge sub-freshmen; committees of stud- 
ents haunted the trains, the New Haven depot and the hotels, in search of 
new students. The campaign culminated in the "statement of facts,'* a 
public meeting in which the orators from each society extolled the virtues 
and eulogized the departed heroes of their own organization, while pouring 
contempt and ridicule on their opponents. At Amherst on such occasions 
the whole college became the scene of exasperating strife; study was en- 
croached upon, and personal hostilities were excited which did not die away 
with the occasion. The historians of Williams, Dartmouth and Bowdoin 
give similar testimony. In some colleges the faculty interfered, and appor- 
tioned new men to the societies by some impartial method of allotment. 

Even this could not put a stop to intrigue and factional fights 

The early debating society was one of the great interests of the student 
world; its meetings were eagerly anticipated, and its exercises considered to 
be of much greater importance than the regular recitations of the college, a 
belief strengthened by the sympathetic attitude of the faculty. We have the 
testimony of a hostile critic that the champions of the debating hall were 
held in greater esteem by their fellow students then the men who gained the 
traditional college honors for proficiency in their studies. The athlete had 
not yet arisen as a college hero, so the orator and writer represented the ideals 

of the academic youth 

Such a condition of afiairs was not destined to endure. A new organiza- 
tion, appealing more directly to the interests and sentimentsof youth, entered 
the field, and the debating society lost ground before it. The fraternity 
struck the older association at its weakest point. Alx>ut 1830 the debating 
societies, through increase of numbers, began to be unwieldy, and in conse- 
quence a victim to factional contests. In some colleges cliques for control- 
ling elections in the literary societies had crystalized into formal clubs before 
the appearance of the fraternities. The fraternity greatly hastened this 
tendency to dissolution; the debating society became the arena in which rival 
fraternities or secret and non-secret societies fought for the supremacy. The 
literary exercises were neglected while rival factions struggled for the offices. 
The new organization became the centre of interest while the old societies 
died slowly. The process did not take place in all the colleges at the same 
time. The conflict in the eastern colleges began as early as 1840, and by 
1870 the old societies had become merely a tradition. 

An account is given of the earliest Greek letter society, 
<l> B K, which was founded at William and Mary in 1776, and 
which abandoned its secret features in 1831. The author 
notes that K A, founded at Union in 1825, *was in its exter- 
nal features an imitation of the <l> B K." 

The opposition of college faculties to secret societies is 
mentioned, and details are given regarding struggles between 
fraternity men and the authorities at Purdue, California and 
Vanderbilt, resulting in victories for the Greeks. The an- 


tagonism between Greeks and barbarians is noticed, and the 
au-thor says: **In general, the fraternities dominate the smaller 
colleges, particularly those of New England and the Middle 
States, although an occasional revolt on the part of the non- 
fratemitv men sometimes occurs. The barbarians* are 
strongest at the large colleges, particularly the state univer- 
sities of the West, which have always been the seat of a strong 
anti-fraiernity feeling." The author continues: 

During the last thirty years the fraternities have entered upon a new 
stage of their development; with the storm and stress period of their history 
behind them, they have been free to perfect the details of their sj'Stem and to 
expand. As early as 1 87 1 a movement toward the centralization of the 
various societies was inaugurated. The old system of control by central or 
parent chapters when the convention was not in session gave way to central 
governing boards, usually known as executive councils, composed of alumni, 
which performed functions similar to those delegated to the boards of trustees 
in American colleges. In this body is vested the ownership of the fraternity 
property. The determination of fraternity policy remained to conventions 
of delegates consisting largely of undergraduates. Many of the fraternities 
have divided the college territory of the country into provinces, and shown 
great insight and judgment in the location of chapters. It has been claimed 
that the action of the larger societies in issuing and withdrawing charters 
may be taken as an almost sure index of the future of the college.* 

In recent years the influence of the alumni has increased greatly, and 
many of the societies have endeavoured to still further augment this influence 
by establishing alumni chapters and fraternity clubs.- In a few instances the 
alumni chapters are regularly organized, hold sessions, and send delegates 
to conventions, but in a majority of cases they are chapters only in name. 
Fraternity clubs are a more natural expression of interest. Several frater- 
nity clubs have been founded in New York, San Francisco, and elsewhere. 
Two or three societies have established summer camps in the woods for the 
recreation of their members. 

The chapters at the stronger fraternity centres are coming to partake more 
and more of the character of social clubs. The progress of the club idea 
may be traced in the architecture of the fraternity houses. The earlier 
structures were built as lodge rooms or temples for general meeting places 
only, while the more recent buildings are complete club houses, containing 
public rooms, lodge rooms, and sleeping apartments. Many of the modern 
fraternity houses are ornate and expensive structures, of which their mem- 
bers are justly proud 

The Americanf fraternity system has attained to a strength and stability 
which have rarely characterized student associations. The general frater- 
nities alone (men's) have a membership of one hundred and thirty thousand 
members. No statistics have been gathered in regard to their property, but 
a rough estimate places its valuation in the neighbourhood of five million 
dollars. The prominent fraternities issue an entire series of publications, 
including extensive catalogues and expensive quarterly magazines, and hold 
conventions, with hundreds of delegates from all sections of the Union. 

*S«rc Thr Inde^ndent, August 3, 1899, an article by W. A. Curtis, "The Decline of the 
Denominational CoUege." 

tThe term American here must not be limited to the United States, as important chap- 
ters have been ofKanized in the Canadian universities. 


In a niajority of the colleges of the country the fraternities aim to select 
the ablest, most socially gifted, and wealthiest men. Of their social pre- 
eminence there can be no question; in all the colleges from which we have 
received returns the fraternity members are the society leaders. From the 
list of alumni published, it would seem that a majority of the graduates of 
American colleges in the last forty years who have become famous were in 
their student days members of fraternities. 

The author notes the wide extension of fraternities in recent 
years. In this movement *sectional lines are rapidly becom- 
ing obliterated," and *all the general fraternities are becom- 
ing more national." The book has a good index and the 
best bibliography of literature relating to student life and 
college fraternities that has ever been published. ' 


To every loyal Californian, May 14, 1903, was a high feast 
day. It was commencement day, and to all the pleasures of 
graduation were added yet these — the commencement address 
by the President of the United States, and the use for the first 
time of the new Greek theatre. As we walked up the hillside 
on that great day we were looking for wonderful things, but 
the realization far exceeded our expectation. And this is 
what we saw: White in the sunshine was a faithful reproduc- 
tion of the theatres which rose in fair Hellas in the olden 
days; not a slavish model, but a reproduction which embod- 
ies the best of the spirit of Greek architecture combined with 
the best of our western spirit. 

Fourteen columns supporting the walls of the stage are pure 
Doric, but the gfirlands that crown the w^lls are designed in 
the California bay, and on this commencement day, from 
every pole, bright against the sky, floated the colors of our 
university. The theatre, divided into two parts, the audi- 
torium and stage, was a mass of color. Such a typical, Cali- 
fornian assembly! The light summer dresses of those in the 
auditorium were set off by the dark robes of the regents, of 
the members of the faculty, and the caps and gowns of the 
graduates, who had seats upon the stage. But most typical 
of all was the dark fringe of green eucalyptus, bringing out 
the circle of the theatre, and above all the bluest of skies. 
As we waited for the President, we were all impressd and 
made quiet by the wonder of it — the old and the new. And 
when the bugle announced the coming of the President of the 
United States, that great gathering of eight thousand arose, 
as he stepped upon the stage; love for college and love for 


country combined and swept over us with a rush of emotion 
that made us forget time and space, and we thought only of 
those things which are abiding and eternal. 

This Greek theatre, which was the gift of William Randolph 
Hearst, was formally dedicated in September, with addresses 
by President Wheeler; Mr. Weed, '94, who discovered the 
situation; Mr. Howard, the architect, and Mr. Hearst. These 
exercises were followed by a dramatic festival which con- 
tinued through the week. Scenes from Aristophanes' * 'Birds'* 
were acted by students in the original Greek; **Twelfth 
Night" was presented by Charles Frohman's **Every Man" 
company, and Racine's **Phedre" was given in French by the 

In fair weather the theatre is used for the bi-monthly uni- 
versity meetings, at which the entire college comes together as 
a great family, and President Wheeler always brings a promi- 
nent speaker to give us good advice. Perhaps the most spec- 
tacular view of the theatre is at a football rally. A great bon- 
fire blazes in the level where of old the Greek chorus did its 
work; a black sky shuts off all save the whiteness of the con- 
crete; the hoarse voices of the very American orators ring 
out, only to be drowned out by the thundering of the college 
yells. It might well cause our classic ancestors to shudder 
in their tombs ! 

The influence of this building, with all it stands for of the 
really True and Beautiful, is already felt. The whole tone of 
college theatricals is becoming more dignified, more in sym- 
pathy with academic ideals. The farces of the different 
classes will soon be past history, and instead there will be 
reproduced the best plays, and so our histrionic culture will 
be finer, truer and more dignified. 

'Omega" in the Kappa Alpha Theta for March. 



Continued from The Scroll^ June^ igoj. 

As to the early history of Georgia Gamma, I have it in my 
journals somewhere, but am not able now to find it. The 
founder of that chapter was my brother, Clinton R. Gaskill; he 
did all the corresponding with it in its infancy. T. JE, 
Means was the first man to whom Clinton was appointed to 
write, and he selected the men who did the great work of 
starting the Gamma at Emory. — C. B. Gaskill, Atlanta, Ga., 
to W. B. Palmer, Dalton, Ga., July 6, 1877. 


Our chapter is in a flourishing condition. We occupy a com- 
fortable suite of rooms in the heart of the city. — C. B. Wright, 
Buchtel College, to * A at Emory College, July i8, 1877. 

I am sorry to have to report the death of the Nebraska 
Alpha. Bro. Ci. M. Lambertson, a member of the Indiana 
Delta, and former resident of Franklin, now a lawyer in Lin- 
coln, Neb., was the founder of the chapter. He was visiting 
his parents in Franklin a week or so ago, and told me that the 
Nebraska Alpha died because of a lack of interest on the part 
of the members. There were no other fraternities there and 
it was a new thing. He says that whenever it becomes necessary 
he can easily re-establish it. I am sorry you have not had 
better success at Johns Hopkins. Hurrah for the Virginia 
Epsilon that is to be. Affairs in Illinois remain in statu quo, 
Wakefield has a decided tendency toward ATA, but if the 
* 2 chapter goes into * A 0, he will go in too, and thus in- 
sure two new Illinois chapters for <& A 0. The Indiana Delta 
had their photographs taken in a group, both large size and the 
common card size. They will begin next fall with all the old 
members excepting the two who graduated; two of the '76 
**subs" will come in, and two good new men who have been 
pledged; this will give them thirteen to start on. I have 
received a letter from Bro. Ranchfuss of Michigan Beta. He 
reports things flourishing there; but I think that the Michi- 
gan Beta might extend the circle of its usefulness somewhat. 
I think next fall will see a grand awakening of Phi spirit all 
over Indiana, at least I sincerely hope so. It was shameful 
the way they let the Indiana Zeta die, but it can't be helped 
now. What is the **calibre" of such fraternities as the K 2? 
The South seems to be full of fraternities that appear to have 
only one or two chapters. In a former letter you asked me 
if I had not once belonged to another fraternity. Yes, I was 
once a * I 2. Of those who were in the chapter at the time 
of its collapse, two are now O A 0's, one a <& F A, one a Z 4^, 
and three barbarians. It was a local affair. The * A A 
was the latest fraternity to go up at Franklin; there were only 
two members left in it; and both put on the sword and shield 
of O A 0. One of them, Bro. J. R. Edwards, is the man 
who won such fame for O A by taking the prize at the state 
oratorical contest. — George Banta, Franklin, Ind., to W. 
B. Palmer, Dalton, Ga., July 22, 1877. 

We now number twenty-one with a good prospect of getting 
two or three more. We had a jolly time at our meeting last 


Saturday. The reason was this: Bro. Bixby, '76, now of 
Wilkes Barre, had sent us a fine cabinet or^an for our room. 
As only three of us had a hand in taking it up to the room, it 
was a complete surprise to all the other boys. Charlie Bixby 
has done a great deal for our chapter by aiding us financially 
and otherwise. We have just heard from the National (irand 
Chapter. It numbers twelve members and is doing well. — 
W. B. Sullivan, Lafayette College, to C. B. CJaskill, Atlanta, 
Ga., Oct. 5, 1877. 

I expected to have written to you long before this, but I 
wanted to send you the constitution as I have revised it, and 
I have just completed it. I have expended a great deal 
of care upon it. I think the articles are properly ar- 
ranged. A section might be introduced giving the date of 
the origin of the fraternity, and stating that each chapter 
should observe it; also a section that when a chapter becomes 
dissolved its effects shall be sent to the State Grand Chapter, 
or in case of an Alpha chapter, to the National Grand. I 
think also we ought to have a diploma of membership written 
in (ireek, but I am not enough of a linguist to write it. 
Examine this constitution closely and write me of any im- 
provements; I want a constitution that will suit the whole 
fraternity. — W. B. Palmer, San Pedro, Cal., to A. G. Foster, 
Bloomington, Ind., Oct. 15, 1877. 

For some time I have been engaged in revising our constitu- 
tion, and I have just finished the work. The present consti- 
tution has many imperfections, and hence my desire for 
something better. I have been studying the subject for more 
than a year, and I have put a great deal of care on my revi- 
sion. I shall submit it to the next convention, and I think 
it will be adopted in part at least. The ritualistic portion 
has been entirely revised and I think greatly improved. 
Bro. Banta wrote me recently that the catalogue had been put 
in the hands of the printers. — W. B. Palmer, San Pedro, 
Cal., to C. B. Gaskill, Atlanta, Ga., Oct. 16, 1877. 

You ask for instructions. I send you a copy of the last 
convention proceedings. You will see in that (page 5) the 
action taken creating an executive board, which is elected as 
an advisory board to the President, the members in fact to be 
his cabinet. That committee consists of C. D. Whitehead, 
Grand Banker; E. M. Beardsley, National Grand Chapter, 
and myself as the Secretary. As yet we have done very little. 
We wish to issue an address to the Fraternity at large very 


soon. The Grand Banker desires to issue some financial 
intelligence, and it will be a good way to give some words of 
advice and cheer, also to notify the Fraternity of our late 
successes in the South. You will please embody such things 
as you desire in an address and send it to me. We will add 
such things as we wish in regard to the finances, Scroll and 
catalogue, and will have it printed and sent out at once. I 
send a copy of the last address issued, so you will have an 
idea of what we want. — J. C. Norris, Indianapolis, Ind., to 
C. B. (iaskill, Atlanta, Ga., Oct. 27, 1877. 

As matters now are, next June will see O A entirely dead 
in Illinois. The Illinois Phis are discouraged, and I think it 
will be entirely useless to look to them for aid in perpetuating 
the order in that state. Something must be done, and done 
quickly too. Now, if my plans come out well, and are sus- 
tained by the Fraternity, I think that I can save the Illinois 
Delta, and found the Illinois Epsilon. And if we can get 
Edwards and Clem Hall at Chicago to do anything, we might 
restore the Illinois Beta; that, however, does not actively enter 
into my present plans. Now for what I have done. Last 
spring A. W. Little of the Illinois Delta sent me the name of 
James A. Wakefield of Bloomington, 111. I wrote to Wake- 
field and he answered me. He told me that he was a O 2 
and belonged to the chapter at Lombard University, at Gales- 
burg, 111. ; that the * 2 chapter at Lombard had before that 
time desired to take a O A charter; that he would join 

A if the whole O 2 chapter would, and that he would 
immediately write to them about it. He further stated that 
the <t 2 was local and owned a good hall and was well fixed. 

1 corresponded with him all summer, and he at all times 
seemed to be willing to enter O A0 if the rest of his brothers 
would. Last Monday I received from the Secretary of the 
O 2s at Galesburg, Mr. S. C. Ransom, a letter formally ask- 
ing me a number of questions about O A 0, all of which I 
have answered according to strict truth. I have yet to hear 
from them in answer but suppose that I will before Wednes- 
day. The <t 2s are now twelve in number. There is no 
faculty opposition whatever at Lombard, and only one oppos- 
ing fraternity, the ATA. My scheme is this: If the * 2s 
come into O A I propose that the Illinois Delta at Knox 
College be merged into the Lombard chapter. Let the Lom- 
bard men hold the charter of the present Knox chapter 
and work as the Illinois Delta. This will necessitate the 
granting of the Illinois Delta charter anew. Then let the 


Lombard fellows take in good men from Knox and run a 
double chapter. My reason for the Lombard boys holding 
the charter, instead of the Knox boys, is that Lombard Uni- 
versity is not anti-Greek, while Knox is. Consequently the 
Lombard fellows can work openly, the Knox men cannot. It 
will be worse than useless to ask the Lombard fellows to go 
as a branch of the Knox chapter; if they enter O A 0, they 
are entitled to an organization of their own. If we get the 
O 2 chapter at Lombard, Wakefield will go to work at Bloom- 
ington, and I think he can organize a chapter without much 
difficulty. There are only two fraternities there — * F A and 
ATA, and neither is working much, he tells me. I have in- 
vestigated the whole matter, and am fully convinced that <t A 
will make by the plan. And I believe that I am nearly the 
only Indiana Phi that has made any attempt to uphold the 
falling structure of O A 0ism in Illinois. — George Banta, 
Franklin, Ind., to A. G. Foster, Indiana University, Nov. 4, 


At present the Phis are as prosperous perhaps as they have 
ever been here. We have about twelve members, and four or 
five young men of fine talents are to join us next commence- 
ment if we can honorably accept them under the pledge of 
the university, which pledge I think we can avoid. We will 
get both the anniversarians this year; I having been elected 
by the Demosthenian Society last Saturday, and Bro. Russell 
will be elected by the Phi Kappa Society tomorrow. Our 
prospects are very good for the medals and the spring and 
champion debates. There is but one way to avoid the uni- 
versity pledge, which I shall not discuss at this time, and as 
soon as the trustees see that defect and amend the law, we 
cannot survive longer. And they probably will see it, for 
one or two of the professors are very anxious to put down secret 
organizations. If they do find out the trick and continue to 
oppress us, we shall die very naturally in about three years 
when the present sophomores graduate. — P. W^ Davis, Uni- 
versity of (reorgia, to C. B. Gaskill, Atlanta, Ga., Nov. 16, 

Bro. Dick Jackson, an old Indiana Delta man, is in the 
Virginia Beta, and he reports things rushing. Only two of 
their old members were back this year, but Bro. Bristow, of 
Kentucky Gamma (son of ex-Secretary Bristow, in Grant's 
cabinet) came in and they went to work; at present they have 
six men initiated, one pledged, and two almost certain. Since 


I last wrote to you, I have accomplished good work in Illi" 
nois. My man at Bloomington, 111., has signed the pledge, 
and I have sent the Bond to him and two others. The 
^ 2 chapter at Lombard University, at Cialesburg, has 
signed the pledge, and I sent them the Bond yester- 
day. I won't crow yet awhile, but I think that I will 
come out all right. Hobbs' Alabama Beta has not 
been chartered yet. The National Grand sent the Ala- 
bama Alpha charter to me Monday, and I immediately 
forwarded it to Hobbs. Bro. M. W. (iray of Michigan Beta 
sends a lot of new names for the catalogue, and says that the 
Michigan Beta is in better condition than it ever was before. 
The Indiana Delta has two or three good men on the string. 
The Indiana Alpha has taken in six or seven men this fall. I 
have found some queer facts concerning the Tennessee Beta. 
Lytton Taylor never initiated a single man there. He held 
the charter himself, and, when he went out of college, he took 
it with him, and now, from what I can find out, he virtually 
refuses to deliver it up to the six Phis atVanderbilt. I think 
that all the other fraternities at Monmouth and Knox are dead 
too. At Bloomington, 111., there are the OTA and ATA. 
At Lombard there are only the ATA and O 2, the latter 
being the future O A 0s. Why does not some one start a 
chapter at Westminster College, Fulton, Mo. ; it is a splendid 
college; don't know whether there are any fraternities there 
or not. — George Banta, Franklin, Ind., to W. B. Palmer, 
San Pedro, Cal., Nov. 21, 1877. 

Does the Illinois Gamma at Monmouth still exist as a char- 
tered chapter? If so, is it not the Illinois Grand Chapter? 
Can you give me the name of any of its active members? The 
Illinois Wesleyan men will be ready for a charter in two weeks 
I think and I want to know where to send the application. 
We must encourage this new chapter. It is a good college, 
and there is no faculty opposition and not more fraternity 
opposition than needed to keep the members spurred up. 
The catalogue for 1876-77, published in December, 1876, 
shows 13 professors, 2 instructors and i tutor in arts, and' 6 
professors of law. There were 13 in the class of '76, 6 in '77, 
17 in '78, 24 in '79, 33 in '80, 252 preps and 23 in law; total 
students 410. At the close of last year * F A had 17 and 
ATA 5. Wakefield says he will have no trouble whatever 
in getting men. With Wakefield once initiated (he is partly 
initiated now) we will get the whole O 2 chapter at Lombard, 
I think. Jim Mattnews has written to Hall and Edwards at 


Chicago; don't know whether he has heard from them or not. 
If the executive committee will sustain me we wnll have Illi- 
nois all right yet, I hope. Have you spoken to Jim Norris 
about it? And if so, what does he say? The catalogue manu- 
script sent by father came all right and I took it up to Indi- 
anapolis the following Saturday. Although Whitehead had 
written me to be sure to come up to Indianapolis to see him, 
as soon as I possibly could, I failed to see him, he having 
gone to Connorsville. I, however, went to the printers, 
Baker, Schmidlap & Co., and told them in future to send all 
proof direct to me. On Monday Whitehead wrote that Bates said 
he saw no use of a preface* and that Bates ought to know, as 
he is a practical printer. Now I am something of a printer 
too, and I do not agree with Bates, and told him so, but I 
said I would waive all objections on that score, as 'tis no very 
important matter. And he further said that he thought it 
would be best to omit the recapitulation, thus saving $2 per 
page, and in about two years get out another catalogue, using 
this one as a basis to work from. I said that as far as I indi- 
vidually was concerned, I was willing, provided that he was 
certain that another catalogue will be published inside of two 
years. I got the names of Shirk and Rogers in the catalogue 
all right. Whom have you initiated since? — George Banta, 
Franklin, Ind., to A. G. Foster, Indiana University, Nov. 
(day omitted) 1877. 

We have fifteen members left (two having offered their 
resignations which were not accepted and both having been 
expelled), two juniors, two sophomores, four freshmen, three 
senior preps and four in the law department. One of our 
members, Bro. Magruder, was a member at Randolph-Macon. 
We are getting along first rate, considering that we are a new 
chapter. I have not heard from Bro. Enochs in about a 
month. — W. J. Smith, University of Mississippi, to W. B. 
Palmer, San Pedro, Cal., Nov. 25, 1877. 

Yesterday I sent to the National Grand the petition of four 
men from Illinois Wesley an University. — George Banta, 
Franklin, Ind., to A. G. Foster, Bloomington, Ind., Nov. 29, 


The Pennsylvania Alpha has been a very fine and flourish- 
ing chapter since it was organized. I was the first man initi- 
ated by the charter members — this was in June, 1873. I hope 
to be able to do my share towards making the chapter flour- 
ish in the future. It has a fine set of members now, and I 


believe it has been the largest chapter in the Order for some 
time.— C. W. Bixby, Wilkes Barre, Pa., to C. B. Gaskill, 
Atlanta, Ga., Dec. i, 1877. 

**The chapter of the <& A at Ohio.Wesleyan after lingering 
for four years, has at last succumbed to fate, and today sent in 
her charter, and will exist no longer as a chapter. This is the 
second time within four years she has sent in her charter." — 
News item in Cincinnati Times. We have not yet received 
her charter. From what I can learn the chapter amounts to 
nothing. It is better to have no chapter than to have a poor 
one. — H. W. Luccock, University of Wooster, to A. G. Fos- 
ter, Indiana University, Dec. 3, 1877. 

I have heard from about sixteen chapters this fall and all 
have done well. Illinois is the only place where we have not 
prospered and I donot know that we have lost any ground there. 
The Alpha and lieta are dead, and the Gamma about gone up 
on account of faculty opposition. The faculty at Knox Col- 
lege (Illinois Delta) are also hostile, but the chapter will be 
saved by giving the charter to a O 2 chapter at Lombard 
University, in the same town, Galesburg, 111. This is the 
parent chapter and only surviving chapter of that fraternity 
and it has accepted the O A Bond and constitution. At 
the Virginia Beta only two old members returned this 
year, including Bro. Richard Jackson, an old Indiana Delta 
man. But Bro. Bristow of Kentucky Gamma (son of ex- 
Secretary Bristow) came in, and they went to work. When I 
last heard, they had initiated six men, and pledged two, with 
two more almost certain. Virginia Gamma has six members and 
Virginia Delta eight. A day or two ago I had a letter from 
Bro. W. J. Smith, of Mississippi Alpha. They have had 
some trouble. One man resigned and they expelled one, but 
they are now doing well and have fifteen members. I hear 
that Iowa Alpha is weak. Bro. Banta writes that three men 
at Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, have accepted 
the Bond and Constitution, and they will organize at once. — 
W. B. Palmer, San Pedro, Cal., to C. B. Gaskill, Atlanta, 
Ga., Dec. 8, 1877. 

The four men whom I initiated at Bloomington, 111. — J. A. 
Wakefield, '78; C. H. Sherwood, '79; C. Elliott and Murray 
H. Johnson, '82, applied in due form for a charter. Illinois 
Wesleyan University has 494 students in all departments, and 
nineteen professors. Judge of my surprise when I received 
a letter from the National Grand this morning saying that 


that body had unanimously vetoed the petition. Jim Norris 
and Whitehead, of the Executive Committee, voted in favor 

of it So I shall not have my <t 2 chapter 

at Galesburg petition, for they will only be met with a re- 
fusal Concerning Davidson College, the fol- 
lowing extract from a letter from Bro. Jas. L. Williams, of 
Davidson College, received last Thursday, will explain itself: 

As you know, during last term, I had whispered the thing around among 
some of the l)oys, and got the promise of their co-operation at the l)eginning 
of the term. As soon as possible after I got hack, I went to work, intending 
to organize, when one of the timorous ones, fearing the wrath of the faculty 
in case of detection, and yet hoping that, by putting on a bold front and ask- 
ing, their permission could be gained, did ask, without consulting me, and 
failed **most ignominiously." They (the faculty) admit that it may be for the 
good both of the college and of the students to have such a society, yet they 
are bound by the charter of the college, and by the will of Chambers, the 
largest contributor to the founding of the college, to exclude entirely all such 

Williams still remains a true Phi, and says he will do all that 
lies in his power to further the cause, but he thinks that this 
has knocked the w^hole thing into a cocked hat. The Indiana 
Zeta is dead; it is a pity too, for Asbury University is the 
largest college in Indiana. There are no Phis left in the 
Pennsylvania Delta. I like your plans for amendments, and 
shall vote for them at the convention. I sent you the alumni 
constitution two weeks ago. I think that the convention of 
1880 ought to be at the University of Virginia; that chapter 
needs all the encouragement we can give it. — George Banta, 
Franklin, Ind., to W. B. Palmer, San Pedro, Cal., Dec. 15, 


This evening I received the constitution signed by the O 2 
chapter at Lombard University, numbering nine members, 
and a petition for a charter. Now it would be worse than 
useless to send this petition in, for it would be refused. As I 
had two members of the Executive Committee in my favor 
before I initiated these men, I never dreamed of failure. The 
responsibility of soothing the ruffled feelings of these thirteen 
newly fledged Phis (nine at Lombard and four at Illinois 
Wesleyan) worries me awfully. As I do not know any really 
good reason why the Bloomington scheme should not be 
sanctioned, I do not know what to tell them. — George Banta, 
Franklin, Ind., to W. B. Palmer, San Pedro, Cal., Dec. 18, 


Winslow, Giles and myself have consulted and decided to 
organize the Fraternity. Send the documents and we will 


try to make it superior to an}^ fraternity in North Carolina. — 
W. H. Robbins, Trinity College, N. C, to W. B. Palmer, 
San Pedro, Cal., Dec. i8, 1877. 

1 have heard from Wakefield. He says a good many new 
students are in, and he speaks very hopefully. Of course I 
do not know of any of the Lombard fellows personally, but I 
have their own and Wakefield's word that they were O 2s. 
Wakefield said that their hall had cost $300; they wanted a 
charter from another fraternity, as their chapter was the onl}' 
O 2 chapter surviving. I suppose it was something like the 
Y B which used to be at Wabash and Bloomington, Ind. S. 
C. Ransom, my Lombard correspondent, seems to be an in- 
telligent fellow, judging from his letters. I do not hear often 
from Virginia Beta; heard once last term; they had seven 
men and more spiked. I haven't much hope of the Tennes- 
see Beta, albeit it has seven men, for the faculty are strongly 
against it. The Virginia boys are working earnestly for the 
Washington and Lee University and the Virginia Military In- 
stitute. — (leorge Banta, Edinburgh, Ind., to A. G. Foster, 
Indiana University, Jan. 9, 1878. 

We had a meeting tonight and Mr. Giles and the other boys 
said for me to go on with the noble work. The names signed 
to the pledge are those of noble and reliable boys. We would 
like to have an outfit as soon as possible, as new students are 
coming in every day. Send a badge and we will send the 
money for it. Those whose names have cross marks in the 
catalogue are members of fraternities. There are about 59 
new boys whose names are not in the catalogue. — W. H. 
Robbins, Trinity College, N. C, to W. B. Palmer, San Pedro, 
Cal., Jan. 9, 1878. 

I have received the constitution and we like it very much. 
— W. H. Robbins, Trinity College, to \\\ B. Palmer, Uni- 
versity of California, Feb. to, 1878. 

Although Illinois Delta is not yet dead we cannot hear from 
it. I am glad that you have succeeded at Trinity College, 
North Carolina. Bro. Cone reports that Virginia Epsilon 
is founded at V. M. I. Bro. J. M. McCoy, Indiana Alpha, 
'60, at Dallas, Texas, reports two fraternities at Trinity Uni- 
versity, Tehuacanna, Texas, and promises to do all he can 
for <& A 0. I have very little of interest to tell. The death 
of The Scroll has been a serious blow to the free circulation 
of fraternity news. — George Banta, Black Hawk, Ind., to W. 
B. Palmer, University of California, Feb. 13, 1878. 


The Kxecutive Committee, or a majority of them (White- 
head and Norris), have recognized the chapter at Lombard 
University, Galesburg, 111. The members, who formerly be- 
longed to the Alpha chapter of O 2 at Lombard, have been 
given the old charter of our defunct Illinois Delta at Knox Col- 
lege, Galesburg, and they are running as the Illinois Delta. 
The Virginia Epsilon has put in an appearance at Virginia 
Military Institute. I received the names of the charter mem- 
bers from Bro. Cone of the Virginia Delta, and put them in 
the catalogue. Bros. Norris and Whitehead informed me 
Saturday that they expected to appoint me Business Manager 
of The Scroll. I shall go into it with all my soul, and bring 
it out if it is possible, and nothing is impossible. I have 
pushed the catalogue through when almost everyone had given 
it up, and I think that we can get The Scroll on a sure 
foundation now. — Ceorge Banta, Franklin, Ind., to C. B. 
Gaskill, Atlanta, Ga. , March, 1878. 

I was a charter member of the Alabama Alpha, which has 
been abolished by the faculty. I am glad to report to you 
the existence and flourishing state of a chapter at Vanderbilt 
University. I organized it last October through J. C. Smith, 
also of Alabama Alpha, who is at Vanderbilt this year. There 
are sixteen members in the chapter now. Of course it is sub 
rosa. The Virginia Military Institute chapter was put all 
right about two weeks ago by Charles H. Chalkley of Vir- 
ginia Delta. At my suggestion he wrote to T. W. Keitt, and 
succeeded in creating the Virginia Epsilon. I was atV. M. I. 
three years. Banta reports Lombard College, Illinois, to be 
safe for a chapter, and Palmer has an application from Trinity 
College, North Carolina. — T. M. Hobbs, Helena, Ala., to C. 
B. Gaskill, Atlanta, Ga., March 2, 1878. 

I do not think our losses are as great as you fear. True, 
we have lost some of our best chapters, but excepting New 
York Alpha and California Alpha those that have died have 
been wasting for several years, and they are better dead than 
dying. So far as I know we have now not a single weak chap- 
ter, unless it be Alabama Alpha, and that is saying something 
''tremendous" for the fraternity. The chapters in this state 
have never been better. As to Greencastle, whenever we 
need a chapter there, work enough can be applied to start one. 
We have been unfortunate in the loss of chapters, but not so 
much that we need feel at all discouraged. I understand Cone 
has put in a chapter at Virginia Military Institute, and will 


put one in at Washington and Lee soon. The catalogue is 
nearly ready, but I cannot say how soon it will be out. Let 
me have your constitution as altered before I go to the con- 
vention. — A. G. Foster, Indiana University, to W. B. Palmer, 
University of California, March lo, 1878. 

Your revised constitution was received Saturday and your 
letter today. The constitution I think 7'ery fine, I am going 
to Indianapolis some day this week to see Norris, and I want 
to take it with me for his perusal. I will be glad to present it 
to the convention. About two weeks ago, Norris told me that 
I am expected to take the business management of The 
Scroll. I don't know whom in the world I am going to 
choose as editor, as Norris wanted me to make my own 
choice. I wish you were further East, and I would determine 
**mighty sudden." The Scroll shall be started again, if 
such a thing be possible. The Lombard boys have secured 
the Illinois Delta charter and will send an official delegate, 
being taxed the same as other chapters, though in the name 
of Illinois Delta. The Illinois Wesleyan boys number about 
thirteen, and will send a man to the convention to look after 
their interests. Virginia Kpsilon is chartered and catalogued. 
I have sent a copy of Indiana Delta's by-laws to Robbins, at 
Trinity College, North Carolina. — George Banta, Franklin, 
Ind., to W. B. Palmer, University of California, March 11, 

Accept my heartfelt thanks for the establishment of North 
Carolina Alpha at Trinity. Virginia Epsilon is all right and 
hard at work. Virginia Beta is doing finely and has good 
prospects. Virginia Gamma's men are mostly seniors, but I 
think the chapter will come out all right. Our chapter, Vir- 
ginia Delta, is all straight. Our roll gives the names of twelve 
Phis at Richmond College, and the number in the city is 
almost enough to start an alumni chapter. Kentucky Gamma 
is about gone, no rivalry proving its ruin. L. L. Bristow, 
now of the University of Virginia, was the mainstay in keeping 
it up. John Rogers, who is a noble man and a good Phi, is 
the only Phi now at Georgetown College. — G. W. Cone, 
Richmond College, to W. B. Palmer, University of Califor- 
nia, March 12, 2878. 

The charter for Virginia Epsilon has been signed by the 
State Grand. Received a letter from Keitt the other day; he 
speaks cheeringly. — T. M. Hobbs, Helena, Ala., to W. B. 
Palmer, University of California, March 14, 1878. 


I have written to Bro. A. M. Shuey, and he answers that he 
will have the Minnesota Alpha founded as soon as he gets the 
Boijd, etc., from you. Good for you for thus stirring up the 
alumni. I have also gotten Bro. J. M. McCoy of Dallas, 
Texas, to work. He wrote to a professor of Trinity College 
in Texas, who was an old friend of his at Blooraington, Ind. 
The professor sent him the names of two good men, who be- 
long to no fraternity, and recommended them as good men to 
start a chapter. I have written to both of the men, and hope 
to hear from them by the middle of next week. I feel certain 
of succeeding in that college sooner or later, and intend stick- 
ing to it until I do. I heard from Bro. Phil. Holland of 
Trinity College in North Carolina, acknowledging the receipt 
of the Indiana Delta by-laws. He seemed sanguine and en- 
thusiastic. He said he would write to Bro. Williams, at 
Davidson College, and urge him to immediate action. The 
Tennessee Beta reports ten members. Bro. J. M. Barrs, of 
that chapter, says that R. H. Hamilton, of the Missouri Beta, 
at Central College, and now attending the law school of Cum- 
berland University at Lebanon, Tenn., has visited the Ten- 
nessee Beta at Vanderbilt University, and reported that he 
could not get any good men to organize a chapter at Leba- 
non. Barrs says that he is going up to Sewanee, Tenn., this 
summer, and that he will try to put in a chapter at the Uni- 
versity of the South at that place. I immediately answered 
him, urging him to do it. I have also heard from the Vir- 
ginia Epsilon, but there was nothing in the letter to indicate 
the degree of success they are having. My brother Charley 
has just been home on vacation from Bloomington, and 
reports the Alpha as doing finely. The Alpha graduates three 
men this year. A letter from my man at Bloomington, 111., 
received this morning, says that he has a chapter of fourteen 
members at Illinois Wesleyan. They intend sending him 
(Wakefield) to the convention to look after their interests. 
Bro. Ransom at Galesburg writes that they are sanguine of 
success. By the way, he intends presenting the * 2 consti- 
tution and ritual to the convention. He says that their ritual 
is very fine. His chapter of <^ 2 was the Grand Chapter of 
that fraternity, and, all the subordinate chapters being dead, 
he feels free to expose their secrets. I received word today 
that the catalogues would be entirely finished tonight. I 
will go up to Indianapolis tomorrow and send them out. I 
hope to find out definitely what I am to do about The Scroll. 
I want to see Norris and show him your constitution and then 


will return it to you. The sui) fosa branch of Indiana Delta, 
located at Earlham College, Richmond, Ind., is in full blast. 
I hope to see those boys chartered soon, for they deserve it 
for hanging on so long. I initiated the first man in that col- 
lege on the 17th of June, 1875, so they have run nearly three 
years without a charter. Such pluck ought to be rewarded. — 
George Banta, Franklin, Ind., to \V. B. Palmer, University 
of California, March 29, 1878. 

Yours of March 28th was received Wednesday. I immed- 
iately wrote to the National Grand concerning the North 
Carolina chapter, but as I think they are now in vacation, I 
do not expect to hear from them for a week. I spoke to Nor- 
ris some weeks ago about it, and he said he would favor it; 
and as Whitehead will do just what Jim does, you will have a 
majority of the Executive Committee on your side. Phil. 
Holland, the man who has written to me from Trinity Col- 
lege, in North Carolina, seems to be an intelligent fellow. 
Yesterday, I received a letter from S. E. Kennon of Trinity 
University in Texas. I think that the matter is really as good 
as settled. He says: 

I have thus delayed answering in order to find out whether I could gel any 
of our young men to go into an organization of this kind. I have succeeded 
in getting five besides myself (and can get more) to go into it, provided that 
it is a good thing. 1 think we will like it, but we know scarcely anything 
about it, and it is but natural, and I suppose reasonable, that we should want 
to know something more about the fraternity before we go into it. So we 
have decided to ask you a few questions, which, being satisfactorily an- 
swered, will decide the matter for us, and then we will write to you to send 
us the necessary instructions, papers, etc. First, we want you to give us a 
general outline of the object and aims of the 4> A Fraternity. Second, 
we want to know what it would cost to get a chapter properly organized and 
started. Of course, we would bring none into it but those who would take 
an interest in it and make it a success. We may receive some opposition 
here, but 1 do not think it would amount to much. 

On the whole I feel that I have cause for self-congratula- 
tion, for I can't help construing the above favorably. I im- 
mediately answered him, telling him that one dollar per capita 
for initiation fee would be all the expenses. Of course, I 
could give him a very favorable outline of our objects. With 
this chapter once organized, it is bound to be a strong one, 
and once fairly at work, it can work up the old Texas Alpha 
again. I feel worried over Nebraska. Don't you know of 
any plan by which we could get some other fraternity to settle 
at the University of Nebraska? If we could do this, Lam- 
bertson would reorganize the Nebraska Alpha, for it could 
be done without any difficulty. I have been waiting all year 


for two Indiana Delta men now in Kansas to do something at 
the University of Kansas; but as they fail even to make the 
attempt, I will sail in and see what I can do myself. There 
are already three fraternities there, and if we fool around we 
can^t do anything at all before long. I am surprised that our 
Pennsylvania boys don't do more for extension in their state. 
<^ K ^'s have eight chapters in Pennsylvania. 1 send you 
three catalogues today. — George Banta, Franklin, Tnd., to 
W. B. Palmer, University of California, April 6, 1878. 

We had it disputed in our chapter whether we had a right 
to elect honorary members or not. The National (xrand de- 
cided that we could, so we elected the Hon. Alex. Ramsey, 
ex-Governor of Minnesota, ex-Senator from that State, and 
uncle of our Brother Speel; and also the Hon. Alex. K. Mc- 
Clure, editor of the Philadelphia 7»//^'y,* and uncle of our 
Brother Lupfer. Both of these gentlemen have accepted with 
thanks. We now have twenty-seven men in our chapter. — 
W. B. Sullivan, Lafayette College, to ('. B. Gaskill, Atlanta, 
Ga., April 6, 1878. 

The Vanderbilt chapter has requested the Emory chapter 
to inform it as soon as a delegate is selected. The Vanderbilt 
Phis think they cannot send a delegate to this convention, as 
the chapter is sub rosa. I rather think myself it would be un- 
safe. If we go through Nashville, they will call on us, and, 
unless they conclude to send a delegate of their own, they 
will probably get us to represent them. — A. S. Hough, Ox- 
ford, (ia., to C. B. Gaskill, Atlanta, Ga., April 8, 1878. 

Some days ago I acknowledged receipt of your letter. As 
I wrote you, I received the application for charter from the 
chapter at Trinity College, North Carolina, which now has 
eight members. I forwarded it to Bro. Banta, asking him to 
find out whether it would be agreeable to the National Grand 
and Executive Committee to grant the charter, and if so, to 
present the application, but if not, to withhold it until the 
convention. I am very glad we have got a chapter in the 
Old North State at last. I suppose Bro. Banta certainly will 
succeed at Trinity University, Texas, the best institution in 
the Lone Star State for us to be established. I am delighted 
to hear that the two projects for chapters in Illinois have 
succeeded. I am beginning to think the fraternity has en' 
tered on a new era of prosperity. 1 have forwarded the Bond, 
constitution, etc., to Bro. \. M. Shuey, of Minneapolis, and 
he will proceed to form a chapter at the state university 


put one in at Washington and Lee soon. The catalogue is 
nearly ready, but I cannot say how soon it will be out. Let 
me have your constitution as altered before I go to the con- 
vention. — A. G. Foster, Indiana University, to VV^ B. Palmer, 
University of California, March lo, 1878. 

Your revised constitution was received Saturday and your 
letter today. The constitution I think i^ery fine. I am going 
to Indianapolis some day this week to see Norris, and I want 
to take it with me for his perusal. I will be glad to present it 
to the convention. About two weeks ago, Norris told me that 
I am expected to take the business management of The 
Scroll. I don't know whom in the world I am going to 
choose as editor, as Norris wanted me to make my own 
choice. I wish you were further East, and I would determine 
**mighty sudden." The Scroll shall be started again, if 
such a thing be possible. The Lombard boys have secured 
the Illinois Delta charter and will send an official delegate, 
being taxed the same as other chapters, though in the name 
of Illinois Delta. The Illinois Wesleyan boys number about 
thirteen, and will send a man to the convention to look after 
their interests. Virginia Epsilon is chartered and catalogued. 
I have sent a copy of Indiana Delta's by-laws to Robbins, at 
Trinity College, North Carolina. — George Banta, Franklin, 
Ind., to W. B. Palmer, University of California, March 11, 

Accept my heartfelt thanks for the establishment of North 
Carolina Alpha at Trinity. Virginia Epsilon is all right and 
hard at work. Virginia Beta is doing finely and has good 
prospects. Virginia Gamma's men are mostly seniors, but I 
think the chapter will come out all right. Our chapter, Vir- 
ginia Delta, is all straight. Our roll gives the names of twelve 
Phis at Richmond College, and the number in the city is 
almost enough to start an alumni chapter. Kentucky Gamma 
is about gone, no rivalry proving its ruin. L. L. Bristow, 
now of the University of Virginia, was the mainstay in keeping 
it up. John Rogers, who is a noble man and a good Phi, is 
the only Phi now at Georgetown College. — G. W. Cone, 
Richmond College, to W. B. Palmer, University of Califor- 
nia, March 12, 2878. 

The charter for Virginia Epsilon has been signed by the 
State Grand. Received a letter from Keitt the other day; he 
speaks cheeringly. — T. M. Hobbs, Helena, Ala., to W. B. 
Palmer, University of California, March 14, 1878. 


I have written to Bro. A. M. Shuey, and he answers that he 
will have the Minnesota Alpha founded as soon as he gets the 
Boijd, etc., from you. Good for you for thus stirring up the 
alumni. I have also gotten Bro. J. M. McCoy of Dallas, 
Texas, to work. He wrote to a professor of Trinity College 
in Texas, who was an old friend of his at Bloomington, Ind. 
The professor sent him the names of two good men, who be- 
long to no fraternity, and recommended them as good men to 
start a chapter. I have written to both of the men, and hope 
to hear from them by the middle of next week. I feel certain 
of succeeding in that college sooner or later, and intend stick- 
ing to it until I do. I heard from Bro. Phil. Holland of 
Trinity College in North Carolina, acknowledging the receipt 
of the Indiana Delta by-laws. He seemed sanguine and en- 
thusiastic. He said he would write to Bro. Williams, at 
Davidson College, and urge him to immediate action. The 
Tennessee Beta reports ten members. Bro. J. M. Barrs, of 
that chapter, says that R. H. Hamilton, of the Missouri Beta, 
at Central College, and now attending the law school of Cum- 
berland University at Lebanon, Tenn., has visited the Ten- 
nessee Beta at Vanderbilt University, and reported that he 
could not get any good men to organize a chapter at Leba- 
non. Barrs says that he is going up to Sewanee, Tenn., this 
summer, and that he will try to put in a chapter at the Uni- 
versity of the South at that place. I immediately answered 
him, urging him to do it. I have also heard from the Vir- 
ginia Epsilon, but there was nothing in the letter to indicate 
the degree of success they are having. My brother Charley 
has just been home on vacation from Bloomington, and 
reports the Alpha as doing finely. The Alpha graduates three 
men this year. A letter from my man at Bloomington, 111., 
received this morning, says that he has a chapter of fourteen 
members at Illinois Wesleyan. They intend sending him 
(Wakefield) to the convention to look after their interests. 
Bro. Ransom at Galesburg writes that they are sanguine of 
success. By the way, he intends presenting the <^ 2 consti- 
tution and ritual to the convention. He says that their ritual 
is very fine. His chapter of <^ 2 was the Grand Chapter of 
that fraternity, and, all the subordinate chapters being dead, 
he feels free to expose their secrets. I received word today 
that the catalogues would be entirely finished tonight. I 
will go up to Indianapolis tomorrow and send them out. I 
hope to find out definitely what I am to do about The Scroll. 
I want to see Norris and show him your constitution and then 


will return it to you. The sub i osa branch of Indiana Delta, 
located at Karlham College, Richmond, Ind., is in full blast. 
I hope to see those boys chartered soon, for they deserve it 
for hanging on so long. I initiated the first man in that col- 
lege on the 17th of June, 1875, so they have run nearly three 
years without a charter. Such pluck ought to be rewarded. — 
(ieorge Hanta, Franklin, Ind., to W. B. Palmer, University 
of California, March 29, 1878. 

Yours of March 28th was received Wednesday. I immed- 
iately wrote to the National Orand concerning the North 
Carolina chapter, but as I think they are now in vacation, I 
do not expect to hear from them for a week. I spoke to Nor- 
ris some weeks ago about it, and he said he would favor it; 
and as Whitehead will do just what Jim does, you will have a 
majority of the Executive Committee on your side. Phil. 
Holland, the man who has written to me from Trinity Col- 
lege, in North Carolina, seems to be an intelligent fellow. 
Yesterday, I received a letter from S. E. Kennon of Trinity 
University in Texas. I think that the matter is really as good 
as settled. He says: 

I have thus delayed answering in order lo find out whether I could get any 
of our young men lo go into an organization of this kind. I have succeeded 
in getting five l>esides myself (and can get more) to go into it, provided that 
it is a good thing. 1 think we will like it, but we know scarcely anything 
about it, and it is but natural, and I suppose reasonable, that we should want 
to know something more about the fraternity before we go into it. So we 
have decided to ask you a few questions, which, being satisfactorily an- 
swered, will decide the matter for us, and then we will write to you to send 
us the necessary instructions, papers, etc. First, we want you to give us a 
general outline of the object and aims of the 4> A Fraternity. Second, 
we want to know what it would cost to gel a chapter properly organized and 
started. Of course, we would bring none into it but those who would take 
an interest in it and make it a success. We may receive some opposition 
here, but 1 do not think it would amount to much. 

On the whole I feel that I have cause for self-congratula- 
tion, for I can't help construing the above favorably. I im- 
mediately answered him, telling him that one dollar per capita 
for initiation fee would be all the expenses. Of course, I 
could give him a very favorable outline of our objects. With 
this chapter once organized, it is bound to be a strong one, 
and once fairly at work, it can work up the old Texas Alpha 
again. I feel worried over Nebraska. Don't you know of 
any plan by which we could get some other fraternity to settle 
at the University of Nebraska? If we could do this, Lam- 
bertson would reorganize the Nebraska Alpha, for it could 
be done without any difficulty. I have been waiting all year 


for two Indiana Delta men now in Kansas to do something at 
the University of Kansas; but as they fail even to make the 
attempt, I will sail in and see what I can do myself. There 
are already three fraternities there, and if we fool around we 
can't do anything at all before long. I am surprised that our 
Pennsylvania bovs don't do more for extension in their state. 
<^ K ^'s have eight chapters in Pennsylvania. I send you 
three catalogues today. — George Banta, Franklin, Ind., to 
W. B. Palmer, University of California, April 6, 1878. 

We had it disputed in our chapter whether we had a right 
to elect honorary members or not. The National (jrand de- 
cided that we could, so we elected the Hon. Alex. Ramsey, 
ex-Ciovernor of Minnesota, ex-Senator from that State, and 
uncle of our Brother Speel; and also the Hon. Alex. K. Mc- 
Clure, editor of the Philadelphia yV/z/rj,* and uncle of our 
Brother Lupfer. Both of these gentlemen have accepted with 
thanks. We now have twenty-seven men in our chapter. — 
W. B. Sullivan, Lafayette College, to C. B. Gaskill, Atlanta, 
Ga., April 6, 1878. 

The Vanderbilt chapter has requested the Emory chapter 
to inform it as soon as a delegate is selected. The Vanderbilt 
Phis think they cannot send a delegate to this convention, as 
the chapter is sui) rosa. I rather think myself it would be un- 
safe. If we go through Nashville, they will call on us, and, 
unless they conclude to send a delegate of their own, they 
will probably get us to represent them. — A. S. Hough, Ox- 
ford, (ia., to C. B. Gaskill, Atlanta, Ga., April 8, 1878. 

Some days ago I acknowledged receipt of your letter. As 
I wrote you, I received the application for charter from the 
chapter at Trinity College, North Carolina, which now has 
eight members. I forwarded it to Bro. Banta, asking him to 
find out whether it would be agreeable to the National (xrand 
and Executive Committee to grant the charter, and if so, to 
present the application, but if not, to withhold it until the 
convention. I am very glad we have got a chapter in the 
Old North State at last. I suppose Bro. Banta certainly will 
succeed at Trinity University, Texas, the best institution in 
the Lone Star State for us to be established. I am delighted 
to hear that the two projects for chapters in Illinois have 
succeeded. I am beginning to think the fraternity has en" 
tered on a new era of prosperity. I have forwarded the Bond, 
constitution, etc., to Bro. A. M. Shuey, of Minneapolis, and 
he will proceed to form a chapter at the state university 


there. I have written to W. F. Vilas, of Wisconsin Alpha, 
at Madison, to put me on the track to re-establish that chap- 
ter. Bro. Banta is working on a fellow named Ed. Palmer, 
Zanesville, Ohio, who has attended Franklin College, and 
who is going to Ann Arbor next fall. Banta says he is a 
splendid fellow, and is trying to get him to promise to re-es- 
tablish Michigan Alpha. Tennessee Beta, at Vanderbilt, has 
fourteen members and meets at the Maxwell House. 1 learn 
that Kentucky Gamma has about gone up and there is but one 
Phi there; lack of rivalry the cause. How do Indiana chap- 
ters stand in regard to the removal of the National Grand? 
I think it is to the best interests of the fraternity for it to go 
to Lafayette. However, Pennsylvania Alpha ought to show 
more enterprise in extending the order in its direction. It is 
an outpost chapter, and owes a duty to the fraternity in that 
way. There is no reason why New York should not be a 
grand Phi state. It will be easier to get in at Amherst than 
any other eastern college, for it is the third largest institution 
in New England (Harvard and Yale being inaccessible), and 
less crowded with fraternities. When I met you at Evans- 
ville in coming out here you told me your chapter had manu- 
script copies of the minutes of several conventions. Banta 
wrote me that he knew you had the minutes of the 1856 con- 
vention. I am extremely anxious to obtain the old minutes 
for Georgia Gamma and several other chapters, to preserve 
as a kind of history of the growth of the fraternity. Cannot 
you send these minutes to me and let me take a copy of 
them ? I would keep them only a few days, and I would esteem 
it a as very great favor. I have the minutes of 1873, 1874, 
1875 and 1876, and I should like to get all others from you. 
I shall send you my revision of the constitution before the 
convention meets. I shall be much disappointed if it is not 
adopted, for I have spent months of study on it. I hope the 
convention will be the most important in the history of the 
fraternity. One thing sure, The Scroll must be revived; it 
should be made a monthly, issued on the first of every month, 
except July, August and September. No catalogue yet; I am 
looking for it every day. — W. B. Palmer, University of Cali- 
fornia, to A. G. Foster, Bloomington, Ind., April 10, 1878. 

We meet every Saturday night in the best hall in Trinity; 
it is a brick building, 70 feet long and 40 feet wide. We cor- 
respond regularly with Bros. Cone, Banta and Hobbs. VV^e 
cannot send a delegate to the convention this time. There 
are three other fraternities at Trinity — X <^, A T O and K 2. 


G. M. Bulla will be pleased to write to you, as he is much 
interested in the order. Please send the charter as soon as 
possible. Our commencement will be on June 13 and our 
fratemit}' will be well represented. Bulla is chief marshal, 
Blair and Pair are sub-marshals and also commencement 
speakers. Brown is sub-marshal, Richardson commencement 
speaker, and so am I. — \V. H. Robbins, Trinity College, N. 
C, to W. B. Palmer, University of California, April 10, 

I sent out the catalogues yesterda.v. They cost $400.70; 
only $200 collected; hence we are in debt for them $200.70, 
with only thirty days time and paying ten per cent. I am 
now getting in the money for The Scroll. Please get all 
the subscriptions you can in Atlanta and send to me; jSi.25 
is the price. I want to get it out in May, if possible. — 
George Banta, Franklin, Ind., to C.B. Gaskill, Atlanta, Ga., 
April II, 1878. 

When Palmer established the Alabama Alpha, though he 
got no men who took honors, he just identically got the right 
men in the right place. A little conceited, no doubt, you 
think, but wait — Pll explain. The Alpha Gammas, Sigma 
Chis and Sigma Nus were banded against the Phi Gamma 
Deltas and the **democracy," as the outsiders were called. 
The fight had grown pretty tight, and so when the offer of 
<^ A came, we jumped at it with the greatest alacrity. It 
was just the thing we were thirsting for, and so I {Ego) had 
the pleasure of raising the banner of <^ A on the campus in 
the shape of W. B. Palmer's badge. The <^ F As knew what 
it meant — a friend who had most opportunely come to their 
aid, and they received us right royally. Well, as soon as we 
got well up in the workings, we were eager to do something 
to immortalize ourselves, but nothing turned up until the 
night of the reception given by the President. There Spen- 
cer met a young man from Emory and Henry College, John 
S. Mooring by name, and in the course of conversation Spen- 
cer asked him what were the leading fraternities in Virginia. 
He answered <^ A and B n. Spencer immediately re- 
ported the matter to me, and we consulted on the advisability 
of asking him to establish a chapter at Emory and Henry. 
We finally concluded to do so. He agreed, thanked us, and 
assured us that as he would have no rivals he would be at no 
loss for good men. He also assured us the faculty had no 
objection to fraternities. All this was after we had ascer- 


tained from an ex-student of Emory and Henry that Mooring 
was the leading man there. So he was initiated, and in a day 
or two we left the University of Alabama and went home. 
About August Mooring wrote me that he had written to sev- 
eral of his classmates on the subject and had learned that 
fraternities were positively forbidden by the statutes of the 
college; he said he was perfectly ignorant of this until he was 
informed by his fellow students. Soon afterward a circular 
was sent to me to the effect that the fraternities at the Univer- 
sity of Alabama were abolished, so that winds that chapter 
up. 1 received a letter from W. B. Palmer today. He says 
Banta has got to work on a man by the name of Ed. Palmer 
of Zanesville, Ohio, who is going to the University of Michi- 
gan next fall. Palmer has got up a revision of our constitu- 
tion, which I want you to examine and put through at the 
convention, as well as Banta's alumni chapter scheme. There 
is a motion of my own, which has the concurrence of Palmer 
and others, that the National (irand Chapter be changed 
either to Pennsylvania Alpha or Virginia Beta. My reason 
for this is that should it fall to the honor of Pennsylvania Alpha, 
Lafayette being so close to the East and having so many 
students from the Eastern States, we would by this means 
gain an entrance into the colleges there. And if it went to 
Virginia Beta, the honor would be such an impressive com- 
pliment that it would rouse the members to extend the work 
in that State, and there would gather around the old alma 
mater of statesmen a grand galaxy of <^ A chapters. T. M. 
Hobbs, Helena, Ala., to C. B. (iaskill, Atlanta, Ga., April 
19, 1878. 

Our chapter is progressing very well; have initiated none 
since you heard from us; probably will not initiate anybody 
else until next fall. If there is such a thing as success we 
propose to reach it. George M. Bulla, Trinity College, N. C, 
to \V. B. Palmer, University of California, May 20, 1878. 


At the suggestion of Dr. E. Benjamin Andrews, chancellor of 
the University of Nebraska, John D. Rockefeller offered, in 
December, 1902, to contribute two-thirds, if others would 
contribute one-third, of $100,000 for a building to house the 
religious and social interests of the university. This offer 
the board of regents accepted, and a committee composed of 


members of the faculty and representative Lincoln business 
men began to solicit subscriptions for the new building — 
the **university temple/' 

From the beginning there was much opposition to accept- 
ing Mr. Rockefeller's gift, but it was not until the committee 
announced that three-fourths of the $33,333 had been sub- 
scribed, and that Mr. Rockefeller's donation and the temple 
were assured, that violent opposition developed. The Omaha 
World- Herald XooV the initative in the anti-Rockefeller cru- 
sade. Its owner, Gilbert M. Hitchcock, is a member of 
congress, a democrat and a * 'trust buster." In this opposi- 
tion most of the Populist papers, some of the Democratic, 
and a few of the Republican papers joined. 

The World' Herald, in support of its demand that the state 
should not accept the Rockefeller gift, called attention to the 
alleged throttling of Leland Stanford Junior University by 
the influence of Mrs. Stanford. It declared that freedom of 
opinion and academic liberty are impossible in an institution 
of learning that permits itself to be supported by money ob- 
tained in a questionable way; and it said: 

It is to be hoped that the effort of this trust magnate to lay his foul hands 
upon the Nebraska Slate University will not succeed. ... A plague 
upon your contributions, Mr. Rockefeller. . . . Nebraska wants none 
of them until you are willing to offer them as a contribution to the con- 
science fund, to which you and all other trust magnates of the day are 
largely indebted. 

The World-Herald called for opinions of the state press on 
Chancellor Andrews' proposition *'to erect a monument to 
John D. Rockefeller" on the state university campus. One 
editor replied as follows: 

After a marble shaft shall have been raised to the memory of Aaron 
Burr; when a university chapel shall have been dedicated to the devil; when 
bronze statues of Captain Kidd and Pat Crowe shall grace the university 
campus; when all these things have come to pass — it will then l^e time to 
talk about permitting the chancellor of our state university to erect a Rocke- 
feller memorial building upon Nebraska soil. 

Miss Sarah B. Harris, an alumna of the university, writing 
for a Lincoln paper, declared that Mr. Rockefeller had in- 
trenched himself in Illinois by building the University of 
Chicago, and that he purposed to gain followers in Nebraska 
by similar means. She compared him to Robin Hood, but 
said the fiction hero had a better code, in that **he robbed the 
rich and gave food to the poor." Miss Harris saw little good 
in the University of Chicago, because she believed Mr. 
Rockefeller's **ill-gotten gains" had contributed to the crea- 



tion of a force "which has flowered into freak professors and 
a subservient and bijioted president." 

Probably little notice would have been attracted to the 
Rockefeller gift but for the articles written by Miss Ida M. 
Tarbell on the Standard Uil Company and its head, and pub- 
lished in McClure's Magazine, When the fight was hottest. 

the chancellor's foes wired to Mis 
of opinion. She was prompt in ai 
things said: 

\l the acceptance of a Rift from John I 

Tarbell for an expression 
iwering, and among other 


fhich he has e: 


of any man in Nebraska to the corruptinj; influence of these principles-no 
greater calamity can Ijefall the university than to accept his money. 

Humr.n experience seems to show that the receiver of a j^ift l>ecomes, 
s<x)ner or later, the apologist of the donor and his methods. Where there 
is a iKJSsibility of such a result, jealous regard for the moral atmosphere of 
the institution makes the refusal of the gift an im|>erative duty. 

Many other eminent authors, living and dead, are being 
quoted on this line, among them Herbert Spencer and 
Charles Dudley Warner. 

Chancellor Andrews is supported by hundreds of friends, 
who say that institutions of learning may accept the offerings 
of any individual, since such donations, no matter from what 
source they come, will redound to the enlightenment of the 
ignorant and the uplifting of the masses. They point out 
that state universities have always been the recipients of do- 
nations, and declare that Mr. Rockefeller is not so black as 
he is painted. The Omaha Bre, owned by Hdward Rose- 
water, favors acceptance of the Rockefeller gift, and stands 
valiantlv bv Chancellor Andrews. 

The cartoon on the subject that here appears was pub- 
lished originally in the Lincoln Ntws^ and republished in the 
New York Trihuni\ which loaned the zinc etching plate for 
use in The Scroll. A special dispatch from Lincoln to the 
New York Herald %2iy%: 

Overshadowing for the present all other questions — social, political or 
religious — in this stale is the one concerning the advisability of accepting a 
gift of $66,667, from John 1). Rockefeller, who would devote that amount, 
providing the people subscribe $33,333* toward the construction of an addi- 
tional building for the University of Nebraska — a **tcmple'' on the campus, 
in which religion, science and the arts should find a home. 

Students, faculty and friends were formed into personal agencies for the 
enlargement of the **temple" fund. Fraternities and collegiate societies 
have subscribed. Men and women students have been turning in collections 
of $10 each. The faculty, with a very few exceptions, favor accepting Mr. 
Rockefeller's gift. The students have pledged $3,000 and the faculty 
$3»500- Nearly the whole of the required amount has been raised, but 
much feeling has been aroused throughout the state against acceptance of 
the Rockefeller gift. Clubs, societies, churches and political parlies have 
taken up the subject, and practically every thinking man and woman in the 
state is interested. 

Those who oppose accepting the Rockefeller money have taken a stand 
that has attracted the attention of educators. They declare that money ac- 
cumulated in a way they describe as sordid and selfish — often using more 
sensational terms — should be spurned, and that it would be tantamount to an 
expression of approval of monopolistic methods if such a donation were ac- 

The chancellor frankly admits that he suggested to the oil king that a 
subscription would be acceptable, and insists that there is no thought of 
hampering liberal expression of educational views within the classroom be- 


cause the Standard Oil magnate is to subscribe toward the erection of a 

Dr. Andrews regards Mr. Rockefeller as a Christian gentleman, kind- 
hearted and liberal, much villiBed and misunderstood. The chancellor is 
not the defender of the business methods of the Standard Oil Company. 
He says he is a believer in bequests to universities, whether the contributor 
be a trust magnate or not, because he holds that the educational system can 
not be maintained at the desired standard by taxation alone. All, or nearly 
all, of the large universities, he argues, are aided by individuals. 

Dr. Andrews declares the University of Nebraska has been able to main- 
tain its high place, despite lack of funds, because of an exceptionally strong 
and unselfish faculty and because of popular backing. He holds that these 
conditions cannot long continue without private aid. 

The opponents of the chancellor assert that his intimations that educa- 
tional institutions need aid does not apply to Nebraska. They assert that 
the university can flourish *'without Rockefeller or any other magnate,'* and 
put forward figures in support of this contention. These show that there are 
2,675 men students in the institution and 1,313 women. These totals in- 
clude a preparatory department with 843 lx)ys and 445 girls. The tuition 
fees reach $1 15,750 and the moneys from productive funds $82,524. The 
productive fund itself is $888,903. From state and government appropria- 
tions the university receives annually alxmt $159,950. The annual income 
is $369,916. There are 342 male instructors and 83 women teachers. 

The resignation of Dr. Andrews as chancellor was demanded by some 
partisans, l)ut the faculty has stood by him firmly and consistently and as- 
sisted him in organizing committees for the collection of the money. 

A Special correspondent of the New York Evetiing Post 
writes from Lincoln as follows: 

Firmly grounded antagonism to trusts in general, and to the Standard Oil 
Company in particular, is the primary cause for the protest against accept- 
ing the gift; and of this opposition there is, on all sides, irrespective of 
party affiliations, also much that is silent, that is not venting its feeling in 
the newspapers. In Nebraska the Standard Oil Company is especially un- 
popular. Among the radical Populists, and the Democrats and Republicans, 
too, of rural Nebraska the hatred of trusts is bitter. To tell them that there 
is any good whatever in the system of concentrated capital or in any trust 
magnate, especially Mr. Rockefeller, is to elicit the retort vehement, the 
argument by epithet. 

But to propose to this radical clement that the state university, the apex 
of their public school system, use Standard Oil money to educate their sons 
and daughters, is to call down on your head curses hot and heavy; and on 
this projX)sition the radicals are not alone. With them are many conserva- 
tives, who, while not "trust busters," believe that it is unwise for the uni- 
versity to form anv "entangling alliance" with a great trust. Mr. Rocke- 
feller's gift, the largest, so far as known, to a state university, has called up 
the question: Should the state university — a part of the public school sn-s- 
teni — become a beneficiary of a trust magnate? 

The negative arguments rest on three assumptions. First, in making the 
donation suggested by Chancellor Andrews, Mr. Rockefeller's motive is un- 
worthy, for he is trying "to build up an undeserved reputation for philan- 
thropy," by ^'distracting attention away from the infamous means by which 
he attained his wealth." In this Nebraska should not help him. "He is 
seeking to buy our good opinion; that ought not to be for sale." One 
editor prophesies that Mr. Rockefeller will fail in l)oth his attempts — "to 


buy his way into the good opinion of the people of Nebraska," and **to buy 
his way into heaven." 

The second assumption is that to accept the $66,667.00 **Rockefeller 
bounty" is to preach to Nebraska youth the righteousness of trust cut-throat 
ethics, and to subvert the university to Standard Oil domination, gag the 
faculty, and gag Chancellor Andrews, who, clearly enough, they say, is 
already gagged. **He [Rockefeller] is seeking to obtain domination over 
our great institution jiLst the same as he dictates to the institution of learn- 
ing which he supports in Chicago." '*Is it possible," asks one paper, "that 
Nebraska's proud citizens are willing to allow Rockefeller to teach their 
children? Chancellor Andrews has proven a great disappointment to the 
plain people of Nebraska. When he came here, they looked upon him as a 
highly educated man, fully in sympathy with them: but his recent apologies 
for John I). Rockefeller, and his strenuous efforts to erect a monument to a 
man whose only greatness consists in Ixiing the richest man in the world, are 
sadly disappointing." 

The third assumption is that the state is abundantly able to furnish the 
university all the funds it needs: that outside private donations from corpo- 
rate wealth are uncalled for. With the smallest percentage of illiteracy of 
any state, Nebraska's chief pride is in its thirty-five-year-old university. 
The fact is that, in proportion to its wealth, Nebraska has supported its uni- 
versity more generously than has any other state, and the last appropriation 
it gave Chancellor Andrews was by far the largest it has ever given. Rich, 
and rapidly growing richer, Nebraska is, the opponents of the Rockefeller 
gift say, **not a mendicant." *'Must it play Lazarus to Rockefeller Dives?" 
its university has attained its present greatness **without the aid or consent 
of any influence other than the taxes of its citizens." Of their ability to pay 
taxes, they say Chancellor Andrews "has made light." When the new 
revenue laws get limbered up, the state will have "ample funds without the 
aid of Rockefeller or any one else. God ought to reign even here in Ne- 

A majority of the people, it seems clear, are in favor of accepting Mr. 
Rockefeller's contribution towards a building, for which the legislature 
could not, on account of religious scruples, and because many members 
would regard it as a "frill," be induced to appropriate Si 00, cxx>, especially 
when, as ex-President Kenower, of the board of regents says, "all the de- 
partments of the university are overcrowded and clamoring for room. It is 
futile to think of erecting such a building with public funds." 

Those who favor accepting Mr. Rockefeller's gift argue that the state is 
not concerned with his motive, whether it is worthy or unworthy: that to 
accept such a gift is not in any sense to condone the giver's conduct: that to 
refuse the gift on the ground that the donor actjuired his wealth by ques- 
ticmable means is, as Regent C. S. Allen points out, to adopt the policy of 
saying to every would-be donor, "We refuse to accept your gift until you 
prove you possess a sanctified character:*' and that if the university, which 
has grown much faster than the state, is to maintain its present rank, private 
donors must help out on buildings; that, as Regent Allen says, "no one 
who is acquainted with the needs of the university will say that a profitable 
use cannot be made of funds vastly exceeding the utmost resources of the 



Under the title of Kappa's Record/' Mrs. Minnie Royse 
Walker, of the DePauw chapter, has issued **a short history 
of the K Iv r Fraternity." It is a pamphlet of 67 small 
pa^es, and it is full of valuable and interesting? information, 
all conveniently arranged. It contains a historical sketch 
of K K r and one of each of its chapters and each of its alum- 
na? associations. Amon^ other features are a list of promi- 
nent members, and a list showing rival societies at each col- 
lege where there is a Iv K F chapter. It is noticed that K K F 
is always mentioned as a '^fraternity/' not as a sorority" or 
* 'society.'' 

According to this **Record/' it is the first historical sketch 
published by any fraternity for women. K K F was also the 
first fraternity for women to ])ublish a magazine, the initial 
number of its Key beinj^ issued in 1881. 

K A ©, founded at Indiana Asbur)- (now De Pauw), January 
27, 1890, was the first (ireek letter fraternity for women. 
The I. C. Sorosis, founded at Monmouth, April, 1867, estab- 
lished a chapter at Iowa Wesley an, 1868, and one at Indiana 
Asbury, 1870, but it did not adopt a CI reek-letter name until 
188S, when it chan^^ed its name to II W *. The **Record" 
says that an effort was made to establish a chapter of K A © 
at Monmouth, but **the women who were asked to become its 
charter members preferred to organize a new fraternity, and 
thus K K F came into being on October T3th, 1870." 

The Alpha chapter at Monmouth was the grand chapter 
until 1875, when the fraternity held its first convention. The 
Indiana chapter was grand chapter from 1875 to 1878, the 
Illinois Wesleyan chapter from 1878 to 1881. In the latter 
year the grand chapter system of government was abolished 
and the grand council was established, "iv Iv F being the first 
(woman's) fraternity to take this progressive step." The 
** Record" says: 

The j^raiul c«mncil al first consisted of a urand president, grand secre- 
tary, ^rand treasurer and grand marshal. In l8i)2 the office of grand mar- 
shal was dropped, and that of tlie editor of the AVr added. The conven- 
tion of l()00 provided for the appointment by the grand council of an historian 
and grand cataloguer. These last two ofVicers are to hold office for terms of 
ten years, and have the jirivilcjic of attending all grand council sessions. 

K K F has adopted the province system, but the date is not 
given. The first alumniii association was established at Chi- 
cago, i8g2. In 1903 when the ** Record" was published, 
K K F had 4,025 members, 29 active chapters, 10 inactive 


chapters and 26 aliimnje associations. Its membership was 
larger than that of any other woman's fraternity. It had 
almost as many alumna associations as all the other women^s 
fraternities combined. The first K K F chapter to rent a 
house was the one at Wisconsin in 1891, the first to build a 
house was the one at Stanford in 1900. The Wisconsin 
chapter built a house in 1902, and in 1903 rented houses were 
occupied by chapters at Barnard (Columbia), Syracuse, Michi- 
gan, Indiana, De Pauw, Illinois, Wisconsin, Missouri, Nebras- 
ka, Texas, Colorado and California. The **Record" claims 
that **Iv K r occupies more chapter houses than any other 
woman's fraternity." 

Catalogues of Iv K T have been published in 1890 and 1898. 
A new system of card catalogues has been established, which 
will make the next edition of the catalogue unique and com- 
plete." Song books have been published in 1886, 1889 and 
1897, the last edition containing 117 songs with music. 
Members of the Boston chapter published a calendar in 1889, 
and since then calendars have been published by members of 
the chapters at Boston, Cornell, Pennsylvania, Ohio State 
and Kansas chapters. **These calendars have been chiefly 
printed in the fraternity's colors and decorated with fra- 
ternity emblems, and have been appropriate souvenirs and 
reminders of fraternity events and standards." The insignia 
of K K r are thus described: 

The visible token of each Kappa's membership in the fraternity is the 
"golden key." This key, or badge of K K F, is an inch in length, with the 
Greek letters **K K T" enamelled on the stem of the key, and the letters 
**A n O," representing the date of the founding of the fraternity, on the 
ward. The chapter to which the wearer belongs is designated either by an 
attachment pin, showing the Greek letter of the chapter, or by engraving on 
the back of the key. 

A pledge pin or badge, consisting of a 2 super-imposed upon a A, is worn 
by those who, while not yet initiated into the fraternity, have given their 
pledge or promise to join it. 

The colors of K K F are the **two blues," being extreme shades of light 
and dark blue. 

The flower of the fraternity is the fleur de lis. 

The jewel of the fraternity is the sapphire. 

The Kappa call consists of the Greek words, *'Ai Korae, Athenes!" 
meaning, "Hail, ye daughters of Minerval" 

The patron deity of the Kappa fraternity is Minerva, the goddess of 
wisdom. Her helmeted head and owl are favorite symbols in fraternity 

( i 

The Record" claims that K K F is the only fraternity 
having a national call." It may be noted that 4> A adopted 
Pallas as tutelary goddess in 1891. 


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The first issue of the Alpha Xi Delta of the AHA Sor- 
ority" is dated February, 1904. It contains a sketch of the 
sorority, from which we learn that 2 N helped to orj^anize 
A H A at Lombard in 1893, and that ever since then the sorority 
has been a sort of a woman's auxiliary of that fraterity.* 
Previous to the advent of A H A, the active fraternities at 
Lombard were * A and 2 N, and there was also a chapter 
of the n B * sorority. As the historical sketch of A Z A 

1^1 us look over the situation then. In brief it was this: Two fraterni- 
ties and one sorority were in operation at lx)mbard. The sorority was affili- 
ated exclusively with one of the fraternities. The result to the other fra- 
ternity is easy of imagination — it was without an organized ally and suffered 

2 N wanted a feminine ally — needed one in its business, so 

it gave **the greatest encouragement" to the organization of 

A H A, and helped **to get into a semblance of form and 

order the ideas and ideals" for which the fair founders wished 

to work. On April 17, 1893, **ten girls walked, none too 

seriously, into chapel, wearing on their breasts for the first 

time our beloved quill and the light and dark blue." The 

Lombard members of * A might have given A H A a more 

hearty welcome. Perhaps they feared that if they were 

demonstrative in their salutation, they would arouse the 

jealousy of the members of II H *. The historical sketch of 

A E A says: 

The cordial reception of the l)n>ther fraternity compensated for the cold- 
ness of the other contingent, and ASA was fairly launched. Many of the 
girls can remember the cordial letter of welcome from 2 N that was handed 
in on the occasion of the first official "frat" meeting. We are dignified now 
and say *'sorority," l)ut to many of us the best name for ASA will be the 
pet name of the *'frat." 

AHA remained local nine years. It resolved to become 
national, and in the "national movement" it took counsel of 
an alumnus of 2 N, who rendered '^unlimited services and 
good advice." The second or Beta chapter was established 
at Iowa Wesleyan University, June 9, 1902, when chapters 
of P. K. (). was absorbed. The CJamma chapter was estab- 
lished at Mount l-nion College, Alliance, Ohio, the same 
summer. As the historical sketch has it — **Again it was ^ N 
to the rescue!" For two members of that fraternity were 
instrumental in establishing the chapter. 

*.AIphii Xi Helta is the name of a sorority founded at Lombard CollcRC that aspires to 
"national" representation. Its parent chapter is very thick with the local SiKma Nus, and 
the product u{ a recent union between a member of each ha"* been donated a combination 
title of both oruanizations, being known ;is Helta Sigma Clark. — A'rt//rt Alpha Journal \ox 


With three chapters, the * 'first National Convention' was 
held at (Jalesburg, 111., Ma\' 8-9, 1903, at the same time that 
2 N held a division (province) convention there. On Fri- 
day, the first eveninjj, the two chapters joined in giving a 
reception and dance at the Lombard gymnasium, adjourning 
to their respective banquets. Why they could not banquet 
together is not mentioned, but separation for a few hours 
must have been a cruel hardship. However, they came 
together again the next evening, when the conventions closed 
'*with a joint rally at the 2 N house." 

The 2 N Delta of last August published a group picture of 
the AHA convention, accompanied with very sympathetic 
remarks, and now, in turn, the Alpha Xi Delta publishes the 
2 N convention group, with remarks equally sympathetic. 
It speaks well for 2 N that it has monopolized the smiles and 
favors of A E A these ten or eleven years. They appear to 
be as badly smitten with each other as ever; indeed the 
attachment seems to be growing. Evidently the poor unfor- 
tunate Phis stand no higher with these Lombard ladies than 
they did a decade ago. 

In the fall of 1902 a chapter was established at Bethany 
College, W. Va., and in June, 1903, one was established at 
the University of South Dakota. For an organization with 
only five chapters, the first issue of the Alpha Xi Delta is 
remarkably creditable; indeed it is one of the best initial num- 
bers ever issued by any Greek-letter society. It is hand- 
somely printed and has many attractive half-tones, including 
portraits of grand officers and chapter groups. After admir- 
ing this array of beauty, we feel sorry for the poor Lombard 
Phis, and we hope that the Phis at Iowa Wesleyan stand in 
some higher favor with the chapter of A H A there. 

The editor of the magazine is Mrs. Anna (lillis Kimble, 
instructor in English at Lombard. She acknowledges assist- 
ance received from Mr. C.'E. Woods, editor of the 2 ^ Delta, 
from the vice regent of 2 N, and from a .Mount Union Sigma 
Nu. She also gives place in the editorial pages to a letter 
from a Lombard Sigma Xu, saying, **We have not yet for- 
gotten the uphill path that 2 N in Lombard often trod before 
the organization of A H A;'' and he congratulates the sorority 
on its **nationalization." There are 84 pages in the maga- 
zine, and it seems that the letters 2 X are printed about as 
often as A H A. This issue was intended to be a souvenir of 
the Alpha chapter's **nine years' growth, and the achieve- 


merits of two years of national life." Subsequent issues, it is 
announced, will be smaller. 

We note that April 17, the anniversary of the birth of A H 
A, is celebrated as ''Founder's Day." AHA certainly did 
not get that idea from 2 N. 

The X 12 fraternity, founded at Arkansas, 1895, was men- 
tioned in the 1898 edition of "American College Fraternity" 
as a local society for women. It now has 14 chapters — at 
Arkansas, Mississippi, Randolph-Macon Woman's College, 
Tulane, Tennessee, Illinois, Northwestern, Wisconsin, Cali- 
fornia, Kansas, Nebraska, Columbian, Kentucky and South- 
western Baptist. It publishes a quarterly magazine of 100 
pages per issue called the FJettsis, edited by Mrs. A. H. 
Pardue, of Fayetteville, Ark., and printed at Fort Smith. 

The Z T A fraternity has been founded since the last edi- 
tion of ''American College Fraternities" was issued. It was 
founded October 25, 1898, at the Virginia State Normal 
School, Farmville, Va. The parent chapter is Alpha; Beta 
is at the Woman's College, Richmond, Va. ; (lamma at Hannah 
Moore College, Baltimore, Md. ; Delta at Randolph-Macon 
Woman's College, Lynchburg, Va. ; Epsilon at the University 
of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Ark. 

The badge is a golden shield on which is a smaller shield, 
black enameled; on the upper part of the pin are the letters 
Z T A above a gold crown, and on the lower part the word 
**0€/u9/' Themis being the patron goddess of the fraternity. 
The colors of the fraternity are turquoise blue and steel gray, 
and the fraternity flower is the white violet. 

The fraternity has been incorporated by the Virginia legis- 
lature. The fraternity quarterly is the Themis^ edited by Mrs. 
Wm. K. Davis, Jellico, Tenn. The last convention was at 
Farmville, Va., last June; the next will meet at Lynchburg, 
Va., next June. The Themis says: **Although we were 
chartered by the legislature of Virginia as the Zeta Tau Alpha 
sorority, we shall henceforth be known as the Zeta Tau Alpha 
fraternity, 'distinguishing ourselves from the sisterhoods organ- 
ized in connection with men's fraternities and called sororities." 

Since 1898, when the last edition of ^American College 
Fraternities" was issued, A <l> has grown from 9 to 12 active 
chapters, AAA from 15 to 18, A F from 13 to 16, F * Bfrom 
8 to II, K K F from 27 to 29, II B <l> from 27 to 32 and A X 
1) (musical) from 6 to 8. K A (?) has 23 active chapters, the 
same number that it had in 1898. These facts have been 
learned by consulting recent issues of the A ^ Quarterly^ A A 


37 > 

A rrid,<il, the i r An.lwra, the T * I( Cnsi-^iit, the K K T 
Key, the 11 H * Airoi,: the A X 11 /.in- and the Kappa 
Alpha Thetii. 

The A X n Lyi-i- for March contains an acc()unt of the 
second inter-sorority conference held at Chicaj;ii. September 
19, 1Q03. The first, we believe, was held at Boston tivo or 
three years ajjo. The first conference proiiose<l certafh by- 
laws relatinj; to riishinK. bidding, a pledge day, etc. Con- 
ventions of the various sororities have since been held, but 
they did not ajfee on the bj-laivs. hence they have never 
been adopted. However, the second conference pniposed 
revised by-laws, which are to be voted on by the urand coun- 
cils of the nine sororities. The second conference also decided 
unanimously in favor of local I'an-Hellenic associations, to 
discuss and act upon matters of inter-sonirity interest. The 
next conference will be held at Chicago, September. 1904. 


nes have contained bio- 
ilein/e, New Vork Delta. 
'89, who though not yet 
,-]5 vears old, has made 
himself a multi-million- 
aire in opening, develop- 
ing and operating copper 
luines in Montana, and 
who has distinjfuished 
himself in a terrific strug- 
tile. legal and ]>olttical 
with the .Amaltramated 
("upper Company, which 
is supported by theStand- 
ardOil Company. The 
followinj! is condensed 
fr-»m a sketch bv William 
MacLeod Raine in L,-s- 
lif-s M,'nlh\y MaKiizhK 
for Kebuary and March: 

It waslnihe fall .illSSu that 
V. Augustus Wcmie tirst pm in 
an appearance at Hulte. ile 
t:,.lui"b[a l-nLversity. ami had 
>rk with the lt<»tiin A: Montana 


Company. Nobody then suspected the colossal audacity, the restless energy, 
and the indomitable will which the company had hired for $5 a day. 

During the year he kept this position young Heinze learned much that 
has since made him perhaps the most expert miner in the state. He began 
to pick up his intimate knowledge of the thousands of veins and cross-veins 
of copper that angle down in the granite of Butte Hill. He saw too that 
the mining claims wer^ in a web of entanglement as regards ownership, 
owing in part to the defective mining laws of the early period. It was gen- 
erally lielieved there was no nx)m for a new man without means to acquire 
great wealth in the Butte field, but young Heinze thought otherwise. He 
returned to the east and spent two years in (Germany studying mineralogy. 
A relative dying about this time left Augustus Heinze and his brother 
Arthur $50,000 each. The two brothers formed the Montana Ore Purchas- 
ing Company and built at Butte a small single stack smelter. 

Gradually Heinze picked up properties here and there. He located 
valuable fragments of claims that had been overlooked. He leased, 
bought part interests, and acquired whole properties with the money he was 
steadily making. There are men who say that Heinze is a better engineer 
in the courts than underground, but the facts do not bear this out. It is 
incontrovertible that he is the shrewdest investor in Montana. Time and 
again he has leased or bought worthless claims, and within a few weeks 
has struck rich paying ore. The **Glengarry" is one instance of this, the 
famous **Minnie Healy" another. He is either an expert mining engineer or 
else he has a touch of Midas. 

He became involved in many suits with the Amalgamated 
Copper Company, growing out of disputes as to the course or 
dip of ore veins, and in most of these suits he has been suc- 
cessful. The hardest fought suit was over the **Minnie 
Healy" mine. **Nearly everybody in Butte believes that 
Heinze fairly is entitled to the ^Minnie Healy,'" says Mr. 
Raine, who further says: 

The litigation between Hein/e and his opponents became an endless 
source of irritation to the Amalgamated Company. He harassed it by 
injunctions, by contempt proceedings, and by a score of ingenious devices 
which cannot be recapitulated here. A dozen times the great corporation 
he is fighting thought it had him beaten financially or legally, but though 
he has been close to ruin more than once his alert brain and supreme 
audacity have always averted the apparently inevitable. 

About three years ago Mr. Heinze broke into Montana politics in his 
fight against the Amalgated. It is an illustration of the man's force and 
generalship that since that time he has, by holding the balance of power, 
elected two I'niled States senators, a governor, a congressman, the mayor 
of Butte, an associate justice of the supreme court and the district judges of 
Silver Bow county. Republicanism and Democracy are distinctions scarcely 
recognized in Montana. Kvery man who is a man is simply for Heinze or 
for the Amalgamated. 

Mr. Raine says: **In his legal and political battles with 
the Amalgamated, Heinze and his associates have had very 
much the best of it.'' He also says: **Heinze has made a 
more effective resistence to the deadening influence of the 
Standard Oil Company than any other man could possibh' 


have done.'' Concerning Mr. Heinze's personality, he says: 

With the miners Heinze has always been very popular. He is tempera- 
mentally an aristocrat, but he can play the demago|rue with any walking 
delegate of them all. The miners like him l)ecause he is a hard-rock miner 
and knows his business, because he has shown himself to be on their side 
and appeals to their class prejudices by attacking corporations and trusts. 

His versatility is quite unusual. An expert mining engineer and a busi- 
ness man with a grasp for big things in all their infmite details, he is at the 
same time a good linguist, something of a musician, an astonishingly clever 
politician, and a campaigner who cannot speak without winning votes. His 
splendid physique and handsome face are reinforced by a winning magnet- 
ism. When Heinze smiles he seems to take you into his confidence as one 
worthy of every consideration. 


There are still sporadic instances of contests between the 
non-fraternity element and the fraternities. Whether or not 
the **nons'* are right in their apparent conception that they 
are unjustly treated by the **arr()gant fraternity set'* is not to 
the point with us. Thev are probably moved by mere 
fancied grievances, and have nothing of tangible righteous- 
ness in their opposition to college fraternities; but be that as 
it may, to the truly conservative fraternity the occasional 
state of affairs that amounts to a rupture between the two 
elements presents a problem worthy^ of serious consideration. 
The college fraternity wants no contest with any element in 
student life. One of the highest aims of the fraternity is to 
have its chapters so composed and conducted that no attack 
from non-fraternity sources will be made upon it. This aim 
may be attained through the manner of dealing on the part of 
the members and chapters of a fraternity with the whole col- 
lege world. The fraternity, having long since justified its 
existence, has become a real factor in college life, and in 
nearly all instances has earned the unqualified approbation of 
college authorities. The conduct of the chapter members 
and the course of the chapter as an organization, if it is 
broad, catholic, generous and dignified, will leave an added 
impress on the whole student body by reason of the often 
unconscious, but ever-present, respect for the fraternity 

To take a specific matter, let us get rid of unpleasant 
nomenclature. The non-fraternity man should not be spoken 
of as a **barbarian." He is generally as fair a representa- 
tive of nineteenth-century civilization and education as his 
fraternity brother. Often his failure to be a member of a 


fraternity is because of personal inclination. He is, there- 
fore, to be treated as on a social and civil equality with the 
fraternity brother, and not spoken of or pointed at in deris- 
ion. It is simply upon lines of close companionship that 
your bearing toward your fraternity brother is to be different 
from your attitude to the mass of your fellow-students. The 
closest personal friendships will doubtless be formed within 
the chapter hall, but genuine intimacies with non-fraternity 
men, if they are the proper sort of fellows, are not to be 
despised. These non-fraternity men ought to be made to 
feel that they have the respect of the fraternities. In athletics 
and in the class-room they should be accorded proper con- 
sideration. In those places merit alone must predominate. 

Further, a fraternity chapter should avoid combinations 
and cliques. Pan- Hellenic leagues are worthy when tending 
only to promote true inter-fraternity comity; when used 
simply to dominate class and college politics they are curses. 
Honors, to be honors indeed, must be fairly earned; those 
gained by * log-rolling'' are mere shams. Every fraternity 
chapter must remember that it owes a duty to its college as 
well as to itself. An insistent avoidance of these college 
combinations will appeal to the innate sense of righteousness 
which lies within the breast of non-fraternity man and fra- 
ternity man alike. 

With every fraternity member and every fraternity chapter 
adhering to these tenets, the non-fraternity element in a col- 
lege will have respect for the fraternity system, and will not 
by a single word attack it. A carping few, indeed, may **wail 
and gnash their teeth,*' but their own individuality will cause 
their efforts to die of their inherent weakness. Perhaps in a 
very few very small colleges where the fraternity system has 
become congested we will still hear of unseemly struggles, 
and find that faculties are fighting the battles of non-fra- 
ternity men. The only and proper solution of such cases 
will be the prompt withdrawal of the fraternities from the 
institutions. And that such a course would be a welcome one 
to many fraternities no one will deny. Chapters in these 
weak institutions, established, as they were, in the days of 
fraternity infancy, have in most instances become sources of 
weakness, and any struggle to hold them certainly will not be 
entered into. The game is not worth the candle. — Caduceus 
of Kappa Sigma, 



The fraternity press is just now much ^iven to the discus- 
sion of the problems of extension. As this is ever before us 
in many phases, it may be profitable to set forth some recent 
expressions, in order that our relative position upon this 
question may be better appreciated. The spirit of these 
expressions is that of conservative favorableness and advo- 
cacy of thorough investigation and perfectly fair considera- 
tion. In the Beta Theta Pi for February the editor says: 

There are two essential factors to be considered in the matter of granting 
a charter: First, Is the institution likely to be permanent and to attract a 
sufticient number of male students eligible for meml)ership? Second, Has 
it reached a stage of development at which such material is abundant 
enough to support a chapter? Of course, there are larger questions of 
policy to lie considered, but, after all, thesearethe two essential factors. The 
first factor can readily I )e determined. It is a matter of statistics and need 
cause little discussion. The second is a matter of opinion, and that is the 
reason why it is so fiercely debated. 

To these essential factors must be added a third, namely, 
will the fraternity, as a whole, be strengthened by the grant- 
ing of this application? This is the test insisted upon by 
our honored P. G. C, in a recent article, and in the insist- 
ence we heartily agree with him. With these three essential 
questions we are quite ready to make a test of any applica- 
tion. It is in our views upon the latter two that we seem 
occasionally to differ. 

At the ARE convention in November a banquet orator 

spoke as follows: 

A K E has always stood for expansion. She has added laurel after 
laurel to her treasures, but she has never rested on her laurels. She will 
have to expand some day, perhaps, not because we are forced by weakness, 
but l)ecause we are not a static l)ody. We will not expand because we 
are weak, we will not expand l)ecause we need strength, but we will expand 
because our ideals demand that we keep the greatest possible position in the 
college world. 

This suggests pertinently the question whether or not a 
continual expansion among well approved institutions newly 


developing is necessary for a great fraternity to escape the 
charge of failure to reach its very highest possible destiny. 

In the Delta Upsilon Quarterly for December is a contro- 
versial article in which an anti-extensionist is criticized 
because of his contention that his fraternity does not need to 
extend for the preservation of its democracy, as it is no 
longer of the small size that is liable to be afflicted with the 
exclusive spirit. The writer contends that a cessation of 
growth for a long term of years, with disregard of all peti- 
tions of whatever quality or backing, would be an invitation 
to that real danger of exclusiveness. In this argument we 
very earnestly agree with him. In concluding he asserts that 

these are the views of a large proportion of the alumni — 

The men who take hearty interest in the fraternity's welfare, who 
encourage her chapters, build their chapter- houses, attend her reunions, and 
in their respective shares, be they large or small, inspire respect for their 
ideals. They have no quarrel with any one urging the necessity of putting 
petitioners on probation, of making them work hard for their charter, of 
having a conservative policy in regard to extension. But they do not want 
to see conservatism become a fetich, simply a saying of **we won't" — an 
aping of the inertia of certain of our rivals. They want to see conservatism 
with growth, and that growth not hurried, not rapid, but calm, deliberate, 
judicious, enlightened, never forgetting quality, and never neglecting the 
internal development, which stands even more for fraternity greatness. 

Extension is a question of policy and of detail, and it is 
often hard to tell where one ends and the other begins. 
Certainly no fraternity can afford to shut itself entirely 
within its own wall of self sufficiency. Internal conditions 
change, inviting regions are disclosed which the self inter- 
est of a fraternity compel it to respect. When differences of 
opinion regarding extension seem to be irreconcilable, the 
most efficacious remedies are found in fair mindedness and 
fullness of information. Before us constantly are respect- 
able applications which we must consider with open minds 
and honest hearts. Kach chapter should strive to obtain 
every essential fact about them. The location of the institu- 
tion should awaken no prejudice, for no worse motive for 
opposition could arise than a sectional one. The strength 


and standing of the institution, the character of the appli- 
cants and the benefits to the general fraternity should be the 
sole considerations enabling us to decide what is in each case 
the proper course for us to take. 

Again we present a story of successful struggle for the 
ideal fraternity life in a chapter house. The long effort of 
Iowa Beta to become as well housed as was desired seems to 
have been really consummated, for although it is now only a 
rented house, it is with a privilege of purchase in three years. 
Who can doubt that these three years will mature this into a 
permanent home for Iowa Beta! We have no fear that these 
now oft-occurring stories of successful effort will become 
tedious, for with every success the whole fraternity rejoices 
in a glad sympathy and a sense of greater strength and 

Alumni Day this year has found an unusually wide cele- 
bration, as is shown in the alumni letters in this number. In 
most of the larger cities there were delightful gatherings of 
the wearers of the sword and shield. We trust that these 
alumni letters will be especially noted, in order that the 
loyalty and affection of our alumni may be truly realized. 
Everywhere there was a new awakening of interest and many 
of our alumni clubs seem to have enjoyed a revival of life 
itself. Great credit is due to our alumni commission. 
Brothers Ward and Hardy, for much of this new vitality is 
due to their careful and vigilant efforts. 

Once in a while we read that some institution has become 
a convert to the honor system. The editors of The Scroll 
were trained under this regime and they have always advo- 
cated it as the only dignified and manly way to deal with 
college students. A system of espionage in which the student 
is almost presumed to be dishonest is certainly abhorrent to 
the great majority of students, who make no ethical differ- 
ence between cheating on examinations and dishonest dealing 


in private transactions. Those who have not tried the 
honor system do not realize how much more decent it is to 
rely upon a man's individual moral responsibility. It is 
absurd to pretend to train men for the great duties of life in 
which integrity is of the very essence of success, and at the 
same time treat them as unworthy of trust and confidence. 
An appeal to one's manhood begets an honest response. We 
would safely claim that for every abuse of the honor system 
there are many more acts of dishonesty resulting from a low 
sense of responsibility which is caused by watching and spy- 
ing. The co-operation of students is more terrible to the 
offender than the vigilance of the instructors. The develop- 
ment of a spirit of careful right dealing in a student body, 
accompanied with a determination to enforce it with swift 
punishment, exerts a moral pressure upon each individual 
that leaves its enduring mark. The unity in honorable con- 
duct guaranteed by the honor system is one of the finest 
foundations of development that any institution can lay. We 
trust that the honor system, so successful wherever it has 
been tried, will be universally adopted, and in its extension 
and successful maintenance college fraternities can and should 
subserve a noble purpose. 

An excellent article from the Caduceus of K 2 is reprinted 
in this issue because it points out some fine principles that 
we should not forget in our relations with the non-fratemity 
men. We have lately heard of some fierce contests with this 
element and we are sure that they are due to misunderstand- 
ings that would not exist if the proper relations were main- 
tained between CI reeks and non- Greeks. The blame for the 
hostility of those without the camp is generally first upon 
them, but it is too often true that fraternity men take no 
pains to cultivate the proper relations with them and rid them 
of prejudices which they may have very naturally imbibed. 
We commend this article especially to all of our chapters 
that may not be in a state of perfect peace and amity with 
those outside the Hellenic fold. 


Chapter G)rresponc!cnce. 



We again have much pleasure in presenting to the fraternity three new 
brothers: Elmore McLellan Benedict, '06, Brantford, Ontario; Stephen 
Gibbon Newton, '06, Drummondville, Quebec; Howard Moir Archibald, 
'07, Westmount, Quebec; all of the applied Science department. 

The chapter oliserved Alumni Day March 15, by holding a banquet at 
the VVelland Cafe. Bro. Sellery, '04, made a very efficient toastmaster. 
We were very glad to have with us Bro. W. W. Mack, Vermont Alpha, '04, 
and one of our hrst alumni. Dr. Mcintosh, of Vankleek Hill, Ontario. 

Since last writing the following honors have fallen to our members: 

Bro. W. F. Drysdale, '04, $25 Prize for summer thesis; Bro. Hibbard, 
*o6, editorial l)oard of **Annuar' and of McGill Outlook; Bro. Sharp, '06, 
secretary-treasurer of the Mining Society; in sports Bro. Benedict, '06, 
carried off the heavy weight championship at the boxing contest on March 
19, and Bro. W. F. Drysdale, '04, the light weight championship. 

McGill once more is benefited by the munificence of Sir William C. Mac- 
donald, who has lately given $100,000 and a site for a students' union. The 
graduates are raising $75,000 as an endowment for the union. 

We beg to take exception to the statement that McGill is the northernmost 
chapter of <]> A 6, as Washington Alpha outstrips us by two degrees easily. 
We would also like to amend the table of Canadian universities which 
appeared in the February Scroll as of the students in attendance 950 are 
available fraternity material though only 176 are Greeks. 

Montreal, March 29, iiK>4. Lyman C. Lauchland 


Alumni Day was celebrated, Tuesday evening, March 15, at the Phi Delta 
Theta Hall. Much effort was put forth in preparing for this event to make 
it a success, and surely it was a success in every way. The true **Phi" 
spirit and enthusiasm were present at every moment during the evening. 
The question — **Phi Delta Theta's Contribution to our Life Equipment" — 
was very ably discussed by Bro. Cotton, '05. Bro. Harry E. Pratt, '02, in 
his witty and humorous way, spoke very pleasingly on "Loyalty to Your 
College." Other members of the chapter took part in the exercises and 
alumni members added words of encouragement. After the exercises were 
over, the evening was spent in a social way. Matters of chapter policy were 
discussed. It is such events as this that help the chapter's growth, l^t us 
hope that Maine Alpha may have a still better celebration of Alumni Day 
next year. 

In a series of basketball games the class championship was won by the 
freshmen. At a recent meeting of the executive committee of the athletic 
association, Bro. Spencer, '06, was elected manager of the basketball team 
for next year. 

The Colby Dramatic club presented **A Night Off" at the opera house 
March 18. The proceeds of the play are for the benefit of the athletic 'asso- 


The intercollegiate track meet is to be held at Colby, May 14. A track 
coach has l)een engaged and will begin his work at th% beginning of next 
term. With the aid of a coach and with the good fortune of having the 
meet here on our own grounds, it is expected that Colby will make a better 
showing than in recent years. 

The prospects for baseball are bright. Manager J. B. Rol)erts has 
arranged a fine schedule. Out-door practice will begin soon and a large 
number of candidates will no doubt compete for the several positions on the 

We regret that Bro. Masterman, '07, was compelled to leave college 
before the closing of the term owing to ill health and hope he may be with 
us again for the spring term. Arthitr L. Field. 

Waterville, March 26, 1004. 


Since our last letter Dartmouth has met with a great loss. On the morn- 
ing of February 18 Dartmouth Hall was destroyed by fire. The building 
was recognized as one of the best examples of college architecture in the 
colonial period. For over a century it has been closely linked with the tra- 
dition of the college and every Dartmouth man considers its loss as a per- 
sonal bereavement. The alumni have responded heartilv to the call for 
funds to replace the old building and a movement is now on foot to raise a 
sum sufficient to reproduce Dartmouth hall in stone, to build a new dormi- 
tory and a building suitable for dormitory purposes. 

The death of Henry J. Hooper, on February 28, was a severe blow to the 
college. He came to the college from Exeter where he had made a wide 
spread reputation as an athlete. Although a freshman, his playing at Dart- 
mouth was so brilliant that it won him a place as center on the All-America 
team. His modesty and earnestness made him a favorite with all who knew 
him and his loss will be sincerely mourned. 

The Dartmouth basket ball team has just finished a successful season. 
The season was a most peculiar one in that the team made several unac- 
countable slumps which marred an otherwise perfect year. As it was, we 
won the tri-coUegiate championship. The fraternity was represented on the 
team by Bro. Hankart who played a hard and consistent game throughout 
the season. 

The dramatic club has been more than usually prosperous this year. 
Bro. Gormley, as manager, has supplemented the Christmas trip by obtain- 
ing an excellent trip for the spring vacation. The plav to be presented is 
*'The School for Scandal." 

The annual election for managing editor of the Dartmouth Weekly has 
taken place and we take pleasure in announcing that Bro. Musgrove has 
been elected assistant editor and next year will assume the editorship which 
is now being so well filled by Bro. Wood bridge. 

The * 'Junior IVom," the social event of the college year will be held on 
May 18, 19 and 20. The "Prora" committee, headed by Bro. Blatner has 
arranged an elaborate program and a most enjoyable time is anticipated. 

The long winter has kept the baseball squad in the cage for two weeks 
longer than is usual. For this reason, it is rather rash to prophesy, but we 
cannot help thinking that we will have a prosperous year as we have lost 
few of last year's team and have some good material in the freshman class. 
Bro. Shaw who filled the initial base last year is out for pitcher, as is Bro. 
Black of the freshman class. Bro. Archibald is assistant manager. 

Hanover, March 29, 1904. H. B. LoDER. 



On March 12 the basketball season closed with the Wesleyan game at 
Williamstown. Out of twenty-two frames, this year's team has won fifteen 
and lost seven. Columbia, Brown and Minnesota were the only teams out 
of the league which downed the purple. In the triangular league series, 
Dartmouth defeated Williams three times by exceptionally close scores, thus 
securing first place. Williams, however, by a marked brace in the latter 
part of the season, twice won from Wesleyan, and ensured herself second 
honors. Cowell, '06, A Z A captained the team throughout the season. 
Wadsworth, '05, A T is the captain-elect. 

The baseball season opens April 15 with the Andover game at Andover. 
Twenty-five games in all are scheduled including contests with Yale, Harvard, 
Princeton, and West Point. Breckinridge will coach the team, and expects 
to turn out an aggregation of strong hitters. Bro. Northup, '04, manages 
the team. With the large majority of last year's nine still in college, the 
prospects for a championship season are remarkably good. 

The football management has been exceptionally fortunate in securing 
Ely, the famous Yale quarterback, to coach the eleven next fall. Harvard, 
Columi)ia, and West Point are among the strong eastern elevens which 
Williams will meet. 

Since the last letter, Massachusetts Alpha has secured her full share of 
college honors. At the annual election of the assistant football manager 
from the sophomore class, there was the largest college meeting held in 
recent years. Bro. Case, '06, on the first ballot secured 156 votes, only 
three short of an election, and on the next ballot was easily elected. He 
assumes the full management after the close of the next fall season. Bro. 
Hulst, '06, was elected editor-in-chief of the '06 Guli^lmensian^ the college 
annual which each junior class publishes. Brp. A. P. Newell, '05, has taken 
up the duties of editor-in-chief of the Williotus Record^ and by a unanimous 
vole of the board, the paper has been changed from a weekly to a semi- 

The chapter letter, issued at the press of Bro. Oeo. Banta, is out, and is 
in the hands of the alumni and the different chapters. 

Williamstown, April 2, 1904. Ai.bkrt P. Neweix. 


We have just returned from our spring vacation, college opening March 
30. Brown has been in a state of turmoil for the last few months in regard 
to her athletics, and the sequel of it all is yet to come. At the close of last 
year the board of athletic directors of the university, composed of students, 
faculty and alumni, voted to change the eligibility rule in regard to summer 
ball playing, allowing students to play on semi-professional nines. The 
corporation of the university, however, has seen fit, since the announcement 
of the change in rule, to forbid any athletic games whatsoever to \vt played 
under the changed rules. Therefore the students are resolved to make the 
best of it and to play a team the members of which shall l)e eligible in every 
sense of the word. The outlook at present is rather dubious, as none of last 
year's championship team will consent to play unless the rule is changed. 
Brown will have an altogether new team, but one that will be pure to its 
core. A southern practice trip, which had been arranged, has been canceled 
on account of the poor team. Brown has a schedule yet to be played which 
has never been excelled in our baseball career, and it seems rather hard to 
many that we can not have a representative team. The board which passed 


the new rule have all resigned and a new one has been put in. Bro. Graham 
is the representative from the sophomore class. 

The track team has commenced work in preparation for a dual meet with 
Wesleyan which is to take place in May. The annual Brown banquet w^ill 
be given at the Union on Saturday, April g, and the prospects are good for 
a successful event. 

On March 19 the college had a theatre party at the Imperial Theatre. 

Junior Week commences Monday, April II. The dramatic club, the 
**Sock and Buskin" presents the **Rivals" at the Providence opera house on 
April 13. 

On March 15 Rhode Island Alpha joined with her alumni and celebrated 
Alumni Day in a very enjoyable fashion. Many of the alumni were present 
and plans for a closer union of alumni and chapter were discussed. 

The chapter held their mid-winter banquet at the Crown Hotel on March 
7, several of the alumni l)eing present. 

A A 4> has just purchased a chapterhouse on College Hill near the campus. 

Bro. Buxton was elected to the Senior ball committee. Bros. Tift, 
Dickinson and Hopkins will probable play on the baseball team. 

Providence, April 2, 1904. B. H. Buxton. 


The winter term of Union College is at an end and all its duties and 
pleasures. Spring term opens with exceedingly bright prospects for a good 
baseball team. The freshman class contains some excellent material and 
nearly all of last yearns team are back. The schedule thus far is as follows: 
April 9, West Point at W. P.; April ii, Amherst at Schenectady; April 23, 
Williams at Williamstown; April 27, St. Lawrence at Schenectady; May 7, 
Hamilton at Schenectady; May 11. Hobart at Schenectady; May 13, Hamil- 
ton at Clinton; May 19, Vermont at Schenectady; May 27, Middlebury at 

The track team is also showing up well. There are to be meets with 
Rutgers, Hamilton and Wesleyan. An inter-class meet took place on March 
18, in which the sophomore class of 1 906 won by a considerable score. The 
freshman banquet took place on March 15, at which 60 out of the 75 fresh- 
men were present besides upper classmen. It was the best banquet which 
the college has seen in many years. Bro. Richards was on the committee. 

The chapter has shown an interest in the college and the activities of the 
students greater than for many years past. At the sophomore soiree it had 
by far the largest and l)est appearing crowd present; including chapter and 
guests there were 35. After the soiree we entertained our friends with a 
house party. 

On Saturday, March 5, the chapter entertained a large company of guests 
at dinner and with an informal dance afterwards. This was for the pur- 
pose of entertaining some prospective sul^freshmen. Of these there were 
ten present. 

Brother Hays, '04, has just brought honor to the chapter and himself by 
winning the individual prize in the Allison-Foote debate l)etwecn the literary 

On Friday, March 18, the Phi Delta Theta Club of Schenectady met in 
its annual session at the chapter house. Officers for the ensuing year were 
elected and house plans thoroughly discussed. The meeting was followed 
by an informal smoker and card party. Marcus H. Elliot. 

Schenectady, March 19, 1004. 



Columbia's season of indoor athletics has been an unusually successful one 
and hasl>een supplemented by a number of enjoyable social affairs. 

Our basketball team captured the intercollegiate championship, going 
through the entire schedule without losing a game. In view of this fact the 
team will be sent to the St. Ix>uis Exposition to com})ete against the crack 
teams from all sections of the country in a champion series. While there, 
they will also meet the team representing the University of Minnesota, to 
decide the intercollegiate championship of the United States. 

The gymnastic team captained by Bro. Ashley, '04, proved itself one of 
the best that has ever represented the university. In all the dual and triple 
meets it captured first honors and only lost the inter-collegiate event through 
the misinterpretation of a rule whereby two Columbia men were disqualified 
after securing a first and second place. Bro. Benham, '05, for two years a 
member of the team, and in his freshman year intercollegiate champion on 
the parallel bars, was elected captain for next season to succeed Bro. Ash- 
ley, '04. 

The crew candidates last week took their first spin on the Harlem. From 
all appearances it seems that this year's varsity will be one to which we can 
point with pride. About fifty men are boated and Phi Delta Thela is repre- 
sented by Bro. Maeder, '04, who is captain for this year; Bro. Miller, '06; 
Bro. Tonnele, '05; Bro. Updike, '04; Bro. Norris, '07; Bro. Clapp, '07, and 
Bro. Alexander, '07. The first four are veteran oarsmen and the others are 
candidates for the freshman lx)at. The stroke as taught by Mr. Goodwin, 
the new coach, is considerably different from that used last year, in fact it 
resembles in many respects that which Cornell has used so successfully. 

The baseball season has opened and Columbia played her first game with 
Pratt Institute, winning by a score of 14 to 4. The prospects for the coming 
season seem excellent. An able coach, R. H. Seigel of the Ilian state 
league team, has been secured and the fight for positions is unusually close 
among the forty-five candidates who have reported for practice. Bro. Tyler, 
'04, of last year's team will again be a mainstay in the pitching department 
and Bro. Kahrlein, '05, is a promising man for short stop. 

The varsity show, '*The Isle of Illusia," completed a very successful run 
at Carnegie Lyceum and the receipts will surpass anything realized hereto- 
fore. The l)ook was written by Bro. Gaige, '03, and a portion of the music 
by Bro. Parsons, '02; Bro. Buhler, '04 law, a veteran of former shows, 
played the leading role, making a decided hit, and Bro. Alexander, '07, 
acted one of the minor parts very creditably. 

The 1905 Columbian^ a book issued by the junior class, has recently made 
its appearance. Everything, the arrangement, the binding, the half tones, 
and the drawings shows that an unusual amount of care was expended upon 
it. Bro. Benham, '05 and Bro. Wheeler, '05, were two of the editors of 
the book. 

This year the junior ball was held for the first time in the gymnasium, it 
having in former years taken place at Sherry's. The committee in charge 
considered that being a college affair it would be better to have it at the uni- 
versity. The great success of the ball showed how correct their judgment 
was. We were represented on the committee by Bro. Benham, '05. 

It is with regret that we announce the withdrawal of Bro. Wheeler, '05, 
from college to enter into business. He has always been prominent in all 
university activities and was a member of the 1903 varsity crew. 

New York, April 3, 1904. Franklin K. 



The new catalogue shows the ratio of increase in the university for I903 
over 1902 to be more than 10 per cent, the total enrollment being 2222. 

Owing to the cramped conditions at the law college the authorities are 
contemplating the building of a new law college at the corner of Fayette and 
Stale streets. The university block will be given up to offices. 

At the annual banquet held March 1 1 much enthusiasm was manifested 
in regard to a new chapter house. A committee was appointed to take the 
matter in hand and bring it before the alumni. 

Summer school will open July 5. Advanced courses will be gfiven in all 

The baseball team with coach and manager are in the south on a three 
weeks trip. The schedule is one of the best ever ratified by the govern- 
ing board and unless something unforseen happens we will win a majority of 
the games. Harrison D. Sanford. 

Syracuse, April 2, 1904. 


The long looked for spring term is here. All the fellows have returned 
with high spirits and ready to work harder than ever for 4» A 8. 

Since the last issue of Thk Scroll we have been called upon to mourn 
the loss of Bro. John Henry Hagerty, Jr., '94, who passed away on January 
22, at Phillipsburg, N. J. A number of the brothers attended the funeral. 

During the Kaster vacation the baseball team went south, and taken as a 
whole had a very successful trip. The prospects for a winning team this 
year are very bright. Bro. Hubley, '05, at second base is upholding the 
record made by him during the two previous seasons. 

The combined musical clubs have returned from their trip up the state 
and report a very enjoyable and successful trip. Bro. Alexander, '06, and 
Bro. Wilson, '06, accompanied the clubs, of which Bro. Wilson is assistant 

The track team has begun outdoor training, and a training table is likely 
to l)e started in a few days. Bro. Wilson, '06, and Bro. McPherson, '07, 
are running the distances and the sprints respectively. 

During the vacation Bro. Smith, '06, has l)een confined to his bed, but we 
are now glad to report that he is greatly improved and will be about in a 
few days. 

The chapter has recently had the pleasure of entertaining Bros. Shaw, 
'85, Nute, ex-'oi, Isett, '01, and Haldeman, I^high, '02. Pennsylvania 
Alpha is always glad of the privilege of entertaining Phis. 

Easton. April 7, 1904. E. Graham Wilson. 


With this writing Gettysburg closes for the Easter recess which lasts from 
noon, March 29, to April 5. 

On March i, the board of trustees again met to elect a new president to 
fill the vacancy caused by Dr. McKnight's resignation. This time they were 
successful in electing Dr. Valentine, the editor oi\\i^ Lutheran OhsenferzxiA 
a son of one of the former presidents of (Gettysburg College. Dr. Valentine 
has neither accepted nor declined the position. 

The baseball team, of which Hro. Trump is manager, leaves March 29 for 
its annual southern trip. The prospects for a good team are very bright. 


The basketball team has closed a very successful season. Hro. Muhlen- 
berg was our only representative on this team. 

The musical clubs have just returned from their annual trip. Bro. Sing- 
master accompanied them. 

Throughout the winter term the chapter has been somewhat unfortunate. 
Nearly all of the brothers have l)een sick. Bro. Fischer, who was confined 
to his room for about six weeks, has been able to attend recitations again. 
Bro. Eppler, who took sick during the Christmas holidays, after trying in 
vain to recuperate here, left for his home to be operated upon. Fortunately 
the operation was successful and we expect him back gbout May i. Bro. 
Dunbar also spent a week at home, laid up with tonsilitis. Bro. Hay, '03, 
who is attending the theological seminary at this place, has gone home 
threateneil with consumption. Bro. Hay's sickness can be attributed to hard 
study. Bro. Muhlenberg, '06, bit his tongue in a recent basketball game 
which caused his absence from college for four weeks. Bro. Thomas has 
been compelled to stop college on account of bad eyesight. Bro. Hartzell, 
'05, has left college. Bro. Trump, '05, also intends to leave college at the 
beginning of the spring term to accept a government position at the St. I^uis 
Exposition, but he intends to resume his studies again next fall. 

During the past week we had the honor of entertaining Bros. Judy, Chees- 
man, Kress, and Kurtz, of Pennsylvania Kpsilon. Bros. H. and W. Sing- 
master, ex- '05, and '04, respectively favored us with short visits. Bro. 
J. E. Meisenhelder also spent a few days with us. 

The chapter gave an informal dance at its house on Friday, March 25. 

Gettysburg, March 29, 1904. H. S. Dornberger. 


Monotony and hard examinations are the principal features in W. and J. 
this month. Nothing of interest has happened in fraternity circles in the 
last few weeks except the 4> 4^ dance which seems to be an annual affair. 
The college dramatic association, now known as the W. and J. Buskin club, 
presented their winter play on March 25. The play, which was **The Vine- 
gar Buyer" was preceded by a curtain raiser by Kc^tand, the **Fantasticks.*' 
Both performances were successes. We were represented in them by Bros. 
Mcintosh, Johnson and Davis. 

In the interclass gymnasium contest the freshmen with Bro. Hughes as 
leader won the drill. 

Five members of the chapter attended the alumni dinner at the Henry in 
Pittsburg on March 15. 

Bro. Yorkum, '05, one of the petitioners at State, was with us for a short 
visit recently. 

As we have l)een in a new chapter house tor a year past, we must ask all 
reporters and officials to address mail to 102 S. Wade instead of 331 S. 
Main. Horace W. Davis. 

Washington, March 31, 1004. 


The opening of the spring term finds Allegheny College and Pennsylvania 
Delta in a prosperous condition. The enrollment of students for this term 
is better than* usual for the spring term. As to the chapter, Pennsylvania 
Delta now has twenty-one members, with five pledged men. 

The basketball season closed with honors much in favor of the Allegheny 
five. On our floor we defeated the far-famed *'Buf!alo Germans," 12 to 7. 


It was a magnificent game. The strong Syracuse five also went down before 
our lx)ys. Bro. McArthur was captain, Bro. Turner, forward and Bro. 
I^wis, guard on the team. Bro. Lewis has been elected captain for next 

The baseball team promises success. Over thirty men are now out for 
positions on the team. The relay team, under the captaincy of Bro. Strick- 
ler, is doing good work and will represent Allegheny at the spring meet in 

Our president, Dr. Crawford, who has been with us all the year, will be 
absent most of the spring term; he is delegate for the general conference of 
the Methodist Episcopal church, to ht. held in California in April-May. 
There is rumor that Dr. Crawford may be called to some higher office in the 

Pennsylvania Delta is having her share of college honors. Bro. Trosh is 
ladder orator of the senior class and Bro. Freeman, valedictorian. Bro. 
Morrison was elected delegate to the state convention of the Y. M. C. A. 
Bro. Swanson is manager of the Student'' s Manual, 

Meadsville, April i, 1904. Bruck Wright. 


Since the last letter to Thk Scroi.l, Dickinson has met with a great loss 
in the destruction by fire, on March 3, of our finest recitation hall — Denny 
Memorial Building. The loss of the building was most serious, but it cannot 
compare to the loss to the professors. Valuable libraries and records were 
destroyed, many of which are not to be replaced. Two of the heaviest losers 
of the professors, were Bros. Landis and Whiting. Bro. Landis had the 
manuscripts of two Ixxiks on higher mathematics ready for the press, and not 
a sheet was saved. Sutiscriptions for a new building are coming in, and a 
movement is on foot to raise $20,000 among the citizens of Carlisle to aid in 
the reconstruction. The building and furnishings were valued at about 
$45,000, and were insured for only Si7»ooo, so the loss is heavy, and it will 
require some time to get over it. Recitations were interrupted for only 
half a day, and though the accommodations at present are not so pleasant. 
President Reed hopes to have the new building ready for occupancy by 
October i. 

Our Alumni Day banquet was held in assembly hall, March 15, and 
fifteen visiting alumni swelled our numbers alx)ut the festive board. Bro. 
T. Marshall West, '99, was toasimaster, and a good time was enjoyed. 
Bro. Stephens, who has attended every banquet of the chapter since 1888, 
was unfortunately not able to be present and was greatly missed. 

At a football banquet, given by the athletic association, March 5, it was 
pleasing to see present a numl)er of Phis who had been gridiron heroes. 

Bro. Baker has arranged a trip for the glee and mandolin clubs, to begin 
next week. The clubs this year have about fifty members and are able to 
produce the real article in the way of a concert. The principal places to be 
visited are Lebanon, Reading, Hazletou, Freeland, Shamokin and Sunbury, 
all in this state. Other short trips are being planned, the proceeds from all 
of which are to go toward the rebuilding of Denny hall. A farewell concert 
will be given in Carlisle next Saturday evening. 

Hro. Harry Smith has been elected business manager of The Dickinsonian 
for the year beginning May i. 

We have been pleased to entertain Bro. McCarey, of Pennsylvania Zeta, 
and Bro. Singmaster, of Pennsylvania Beta, during the month. Pennsyl- 
vania Epsilon visitors have been Bros. West, '99, Loose, '01, Burkey, '02, 

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Hoffman, '02, and Cleaver, '94. We are always glad to receive brother 
Phis in our chapter house. Wm. H. Cheesman. 

Carlisle, March 25, 1904. 


Foremost of things of interest in university circles at Pennsylvania at the 
present time is the Mask and Wigs' Easter production, **Alice in Another- 
land.'^ The "show" opened at Atlantic city on April 2 and has just finished 
a most successful week at the Chestnut Street opera house in Philadelphia. 
On account of the unprecedented demand for tickets an extra performance 
had to be given on W^ednesday afternoon. On the following Monday and 
Friday performances will be given at Washington and Wilmington respect- 
ively. As usual, Phi Delta Theta is well represented. However, we are 
sorry to have to state that one of our foremost men, Bro. Bortle, who was 
cast for the title role, and upon whom the success of the show depended, was 
compelled to give up his part on account of a death in his immediate family. 
The stage manager, Mr. Morgan, assumed the duties of Bro. Bortle and gave 
a very creditable performance. Bros. B. and A. Ludlow were also in the 
cast. In the chorus we were represented by Bros. Goodin, Hall, Van Court, 
C. Block and Allison. 

At present our baseball team is on its southern trip. Owing to the length 
and severity of the winter the candidates had to do all of their practicing in- 
doors, and the first game was played on a soft field after the team had had 
but two or three days' practice outdoors. The first game, that with Trinity 
College was as a result, slow and uninteresting, with a victory for Pennsyl- 
vania by a score of 19 to i. After this game the team went south and in 
two games took the University of Virginia into camp to the tunes of 9 to I 
and 10 to I. At Washington the team defeated the strong Georgetown nine 
4 to I. 

A new system of coaching with Mr. Daniel Coogan, a Pennsylvania grad- 
uate as head coach, is being tried, and although it is quite early to draw 
conclusions, so far it has l)een successful. The team has a long and difficult 
schedule and Pennsylvania has her work laid out for her. 

Pennsylvania Zeta too is devoting its attention to the horse hide. Bro. 
Turnbull has been elected manager and he is endeavoring to get together a 
team which we think will be fairly strong. There is talk of a fraternity 
baseball league at Pennsylvania and if such is arranged Pennsylvania Zeta 
will play her part. 

Qn March 15 the Phis in and around Philadelphia held our annual Phi 
Delta Theta banquet at the Bellevue. Bro. J. C. McReynolds, assistant 
attorney-general, was to be the guest of the evening, and to have made the 
principal address, but owing to the sudden illness of his father he was unable 
to be present. However, the banquet was a success in every sense of the 
word and Phi Delta Theta's interests in Philadelphia were greatly furthered. 

On March 11, the junior banquet was held and Bro. Bortle, president of 
the class, responded to the first toast. Bro. Hall was on the committee. On 
April 22 the junior ball will be given at Houston Club. 

Bro. Keene, one of our senior **Meds.," was elected a resident physician 
of the University of Pennsylvania Hospital. Walter Kellar Hardt. 

Philadelphia, April 11, 1904. 


Since our last chapter letter we have held an initiation and desire to 
introduce Bro. William McClearv. Bro. McClearv was formerly at Penn- 


sylvania State College, where he was a member of the Delta Chi society 
whose petition for a charter is before the fraternity. 

The baseball and lacrosse seasons are in full swing with fair prospects. 
Pennsylvania Eta has four men out for the baseball team and one man for 
the lacrosse team. 

Bro. John McCIeary has one of the principal roles in the coming produc- 
tion of Romeo and Juliet by the "Mustard and Cheese." 

The chapter house idea has taken a strong hold on the fellows lately and 
several plans have been discussed. There will probably be something defi- 
nite done along this line before the end of this year as Pennsylvania Eta b 
awakening to the fact that if she wants to keep up with the other fraterni- 
ties at Lehigh and with the chapters of our own fraternities we must get a 
chapter house of our own. Alumni Day was celebrated in the usual manner. 
A banquet was held early in the evening and later during the pleasant even- 
ing which followed speeches were made on the assigned subjects. The 
evening was voted by all to be a great success. J. H. Wallace. 

South B<»thlehem, March ig, 1904. 



In writing a letter to The Scroll from the University of Virginia, it is 
not often the privilege of the reporter to note the many new improvements 
as it is the pleasure of so many of our new colleges throughout the land: for 
these things have been long established at Virginia, and in this we hold a 
special pride. But with all her celebrated walks and buildings (all on the 
old Grecian style of architecture) as occasion demands there are added others, 
and always the Grecian columns prevail. The latest addition, which is yet in 
the prospect, is a $50,000 Y. M. C. A. building, given by Mrs. Dodge, of 
New York City. To her donation is added a $20,000 contribution by the 
students and the alumni. So, in this building, the university will have a 
splendid addition. 

At this writing our Easter festivities are just on. A baseball game ever>' 
day for a week with germans at night and an occasional public **goating*' of 
the class fraternities,— and all for the love of the **calico," is the program; 
and one which always makes Virginia remembered. 

Thus far the baseball team has won six victories and suffered three defeats. 
Next week we play on the university grounds, Yale, Pennsylvania (two 
games) Lehigh (two games) and Cornell. 

On the team 4» A 9 has Bro. Stearns (who, by the way, was recently 
married) as captain, at third base, Bro. lk)b Munger, behind the bat, Bro. 
Cracraft in the Ik)x, Bro. Edgar Woods, on the bench, — all svmpathizing 
Phis will please deposit one dollar with the undersigned. 

Bro. Eugene Munger has this night in pui^lic contest won the Gym medal 
which gives him a college **V," and the distinction of being the best all- 
round in-door athlete at the university. HARTLEY P. Sanders. 

Charlottesville, April 2, ick)4. 


Since our last letter to The Scroll we have initiated a new man, Bro. 
Brent of Virginia, and we take pleasure in introducing him to the fraternity. 
This raises our number to nine, the largest chapter we have had for seven or 
eight years. Out of these we expect to have at least six back with us next 


Recently we have had visits from Bro. Watson, our province president, 
and Bro. Kibler, one of our charter members. Bro. Kibler was very much 
interested in the progress of the chapter and congratulated us upon securing 
a house. Then we have had with us Bros. Blazer, McCleary and Badgley, 
of the Lehigh chapter. They came down with the varsity baseball team. 
Bro. Wilson, of the University College of Medicine, came up from Rich- 
mond and stayed with us a day or two. 

Bro. Williams was recently elected as alternate in the debate with Trinity 
College. Bro. Blakeney is the poet of the graduating class of this year, and 
Bro. Brent plays right field on the ball team. Bro. Blakeney is manager 
of the ball team and Bro. Gravely is official score keeper. Bro. Carter is 
historian of the class of '06. 

Our team has had a very successful season thus far. Out of six games it 
has won four. The second game was with the University of Virginia. We 
were beaten by a score of 4 to o, but the Virginia men said ours was the best 
team they had been up against this year. Maryland Agricultural College 
lost to us by the score of 12 to 7 and the University of Maryland by a score 
of 5 to 4. 

Now that spring is near we are beginning to appreciate what a nice place 
our house is to loaf in. The long broad porches on the front and side are 
exactly what we want to pass away the pleasant evenings. From the side 
porch we have an unobstructed view of the whole campus. 

Ashland, April 6, 1904. Rich. P. Gravely. 


The decision of the lower court, upholding the will of Mrs. Mary A. 
Furman, who bequeathed to the university $110,000, has lieen reversed by 
the supreme court of the state and a new trial ordered. This is rather dis- 
appointing, but there is little doubt that the university will finally get the 

The qualifying examination for the Rhodes scholarship will be held on 
April 15. There will be several entries from Vanderbilt, among them Bro. 

The basketball team closed an otherwise successful season by losing to 
Cuml)erlaDd. The sudden rise of Cumberland in the athletic world has been 
phenomenal and she bids fair to be Vanderbilt's hardest rival in future years. 

The baseball team, though somewhat weak in pitchers, is showing up well. 
Bro. Cornelius is at his old place in the outfield, Bro. Weaver is one of the 
pitchers, and Bro. Hall is sulistitute out-fielder. Bro. Hall is also captain 
of the freshman team. 

Subscriptions are being raised for sending a track team to the intercol- 
legiate meet in Texas. There is good material for a team and one will be 
sent if possible. Arrangements are also being made for a dual meet with 

The faculty representatives from the biblical and academic departments 
have been elected, Bros. Doblis and Tigert receiving the honors respectively. 
Bro. Dobbs was the winner of the intersociety oratorical contest and will 
represent Vanderbilt in the intercollegiate contest to \yt held in Nashville 
this spring. 

Bro. Wright will be editor-in-chief of the Commencement Courier. Bros. 
Cornelius and Tigert will make speeches on class day. 

The annual banquet was given at the university club on February 28. 
Every member of the chapter was called on for a toast, and we enjoyed our- 
selves greatly. 


At present writing Bro. Tigert is seriously ill with pneumonia: the out- 
come l)eing as yet in doubt. Adolph F. Nye. 
Nashville, March 27, 1904. 


The members of Tennessee Beta are again assembled from all points in 
the south, after their long winter vacation. We report with sincere regret 
the failure to return of Bros. Abrams, Ellerbe, Shoup, Barlow and Brooks, 
five of the chapter's most worthy and devoted Phis. Bros. Ellerl>e and 
Brooks hope to return to Sewanee in the near future. 

The chapter has been fortunate in affiliating into its midst, Bro. Willis 
Clark, of Alabama Beta, who will l>e with us during his three years' course 
in the theological department. 

Tennessee Beta now numl>ers only eleven men, but all stand well in every 
phase of university activity — literary, social and athletic. We have no fear 
of losing our enviable reputation among the fraternities in Sewanee during 
the coming year. Most of our active members are experienced and popular 
men, and we hope for a happy continuance of last year's success in our mid- 
summer rush. 

Our collection of college pennants for chapter hall decorations, is almost 
completed, and when the few chapters who have received Sewanee's colors 
and have not yet responded, exchange with us, our house will be materially 
improved in appearance. 

Sewanee puts forth one of the best baseball teams in her history this 
spring, and prospects seem to indicate as great a success in this milder sport, 
as fell to her lot last fall on the gridiron. Bro. E. Kirby-Smith as short 
stop and Bro. Walter Palmer as sul)stitute, represent Tennessee Beta's active 
interest on the field. 

The St7vant't' lAteiary Magazine and 7 he ^nuance Purple^ the two 
student publications, both show an inviting prospectus for the coming year. 
Bro. Brown is an associate editor of the former, Bro. Williams and Palmer 
being on the staff of the latter. 

The reporter has lieen pleased to receive quite a number of annual letters 
lately, and also to learn of so many applications for charters from Phi Delta 
Theta. The letters prove the perfection of our fraternity organization; the 
applications prove the general recognition of this perfection. 

Sewanee, April 7, 1904. Wyatt Brown. 



We take great pleasure first in introducing Bro. Gager, of Chattanooga, 
Tenn., to the fraternity. 

The Tech. seems to be the coming fraternity center of the south, for since 
January i, 4> K 2 and II K A have entered the college. There is also a 
local club, K A, petitioning 8 A X for a charter. We hope that they will 
be as successful as the three other fraternities, which have entered since the 
beginning of the present school year. 

On December 12 the chapter gave its annual fall dance, at the Piedmont 
driving club, which was the social event of the time; we have been very 
lucky in getting the club where others have failed. 

In athletics, we still take our prominent place, both as a chapter and a 
college. We have secured the services of the south's most prominent athletic 
coach, Mr. Heissman. We hope to stand on top in all the athletics now. 


wilh Mr. Heissman as a coach. Bro. Gager is playing center Beld on the 
baseball team, while Hro. Knight is catching. Bro. Kaht has been recently 
elected assistant manager of the team. 

On February 1 8, the annual gymnasium contest took place. Most of the 
chapter took part in the contest. Bros. Raht and Winship were especially 
prominent. There are several of the chapter out with the track team. Bro. 
Winship is manager of the team, besides being secretary of the athletic 

The chapter is also in a fine condition internally, and active arrangements 
have l)een going on for some time, to prepare the way for the convention 
which meets in Atlanta next fall. We intend to make it eclipse all former 
conventions. The whole chapter is eagerly awaiting the time it is to l)e held. 

Atlanta, March 7, 1904. Henry J. Scales. 


This has been a very successful year for our chapter. At the beginning 
of the college year ten old men returned, being all of last year's chapter 
except Bros. Taylor and Thornton, who graduated. 

It gives me great pleasure to introduce the following initiates: Bros. L. 
W. Pierce, Montgomery, Ala.; C. H. Johnson, Columbus, Ga.; C. C. 
Certain, W^ F. Jordan, Huntsvillc. Ala.; G. Lipscomb, Dcmopolis, Ala.; J. 
G. Browder, Livingston, Ala. 

Our second term examinations are now over and we have again settled 
down to our regular college duties. 

The baseball season has opened with fine prospects; games have lieen 
arranged with the leading southern universities and colleges and from the 
boys' faithful practice we are expecting good results. 4> A 8 will be well 
represented on the team. 

We have seven fraternities, including 4> A 8 at Auburn. Their numeri- 
cal strength is as follows: * A 8, 16; A T 0, 20; K A, 11; 2 A E. 21; 2 
N, 9; n K A, I9:K 2, 22. It is rumored that * T A is to enter Auburn, 
but as to the truth of this we are not able to say. 

4» A 8 still holds her own in college life here. Bro. Pierce is post gradu- 
ate in electrical and mechanical engineering. Bro. Chambers is captain 
and batallion adjutant, and president of the Senior (German club. Bro. Mc- 
Donnell is assistant editor-in-chief of The Oratige and Blue and one of the 
editors of the Glotnerata. 

Bro. Tumley was substitute on the senior football team. 

Bro. J. S. Boyd is sergeant of Co. C. and president of the junior German 
club. Bro. W. G. Boyd is president of the sophomore class and captain- 
elect of the baseball team. 

Bro. Dillard is president of the sophomore German clul), and Bro. Bailey 
is leader of same. Bro. Gray is historian for the sophomore class. Bro. 
Rencher played on the sophomore football team. 

Bro. W. G. Boyd did not return after the Christmas holidays; we regret 
very much to lose him. 

We were very glad to have Bros. R. Spratling and W. 13. Peabody, '02, 
with us for a few davs this month. Bro. Peabodv is now with the General 
Electric Co., Schenectady, N. Y. Any Phis coming to Auburn will always 
be welcome. ' Charles G. Dillard, Jr. 

Auburn, March 30, 1904. 




The winter term of our college year closed on March 19. During that 
term indoor contests of all kinds have l)een numerous and have been partici- 
pated in by a large part of our student Iwdy. Aside from the men's basket- 
ball games, quite a good deal of interest was shown in a game between the 
ladies' team of Ohio State University and the ladies' team of our own univer- 
sity. It was the first intercollegiate contest of the kind ever held here and 
after an exciting and well played game, the Miami team came out victorious. 

All are looking forward to our outdoor athletic season. Our baseball 
prospects are good. Games have been arranged with DePauw, Kentucky 
State and other leading colleges in this section and we hope to have as suc- 
cessful a season this year as last. From present indications Ohio Alpha will 
be well represented on the team. 

In a preliminary contest held recently, Bro. Kinsey won a place on the 
team which was to debate with the University of Cincinnati, May 20. It is 
to our serious regret that the debate has been called off. 

A large number of our faculty and senior class attended the banquet of 
the Miami university association of Hamilton, held at the St. Charles hotel 
in that city on March 12. The association has recently been organized by 
the larger number of alumni residing in Hamilton and vicinity and the 
enthusiasm aroused at its first banquet augurs well for the permanent success 
of the organization. 

The students, faculties and friends of the institution were very much 
grieved to learn of the death of Mr. Harry Jacoby during our spring recess. 
Although not a fraternity man, Mr. Jacoby was one of the university's 
brightest and most promising students and his life was an inspiration to all 
those who knew him. Howard S. Smith. 

Oxford, April 5, ltK>4. 


Since our last letter we have met Western Reserve University and Wooster 
in debate upon the opposite sides of the same question and won in both con- 
tests, thus leaving the final issue of the question somewhat unsettled. 

The schedule for the series of interfraternity baseball games for this 
spring has been arranged; we are to play the first game of the series on April 
16, with the Delta Tau Deltas for our opponents. Our prospects for again 
winning the cup which we now have in possession are not so favorable as 
they were Iwjcause of the loss of two of our l)est players; Bro. D. A. Morrow 
having gone home on account of sickness and Bro. Earl Kaeclin being dis- 
abled with a sprained ankle. 

Capt. Smith is now giving the varsity active practice upon the diamond 
and prospects are good for a winning team. 

Since our last letter we have initiated Bro. Charles of Cleveland and have 
pledged Archie Scott of Columbus. 

VVe are now looking forward with pleasure to the convention of Delta 
Province which will l>e held here on May 12, 13 and 14. We extend an 
invitation to all Phis to be with us on that occasion. 

Delaware, March K), 11)04. C. Fred Anderson. 


All interest here is directed to Centennial week, which is to be held June 
12 to 18 in connection with *'rhe Athens Home Coming." A great time is 


assured. It is the desire of the committee to have all persons present, who 
ever lived in Athens at any time. An office has !)een established to take 
care of all communications. Any information on the subject can be had by 
writing "The Athens Home Coming," Athens, Ohio. 

At present Ohio University is having somewhat of a building lK>oni. The 
new state building is nearing completion and will soon be occupied. The 
building is of brick and stone, four stories, with all the modern improve- 
ments. It makes a handsome addition to the eastern part of the campus. 

By the influence of Gen. C. H. Grosvenor with Mr. Andrew Carnegie, 
Ohio University and the city of Athens will soon have a new library. Mr. 
Carnegie has agreed to give the city $30,ocx>, with which to build a library. 
This with money already appropriated by the state for the same purpose, 
will be combined to build a joint library with free usage to l)oth citizens and 
students. Plans have been accepted and work on building will begin at 

This term we have pledged the following men: Mr. Little, of Parkers- 
burg, \V. Va. ; Mr. Lamb, of Pleasantville, Ohio and Mr. Stewart of Plain- 
field, N. Y. John Preston. 

Athens, March 5, 1904. 


Since our last letter to Thk Scroll, we have initiated Bro. Hurburl S. 
Tullock, '06, of Leavenworth, Kansas. This increases our membership to 
twenty-two. Bro. T. P. Davis, catcher on last year's varsity basel>all team, 
has been compelled to leave college on account of the death of his father. 

The chapter held its annual banquet and house-warming in the new house 
on March 19. We were very glad and honored to have Ur. Brown, P. G. C, 
with us on this memorable occasion in the chapter's history. The holding 
of the banquet in the new house made it a most successful affair and it was 
attended by about sixty Phis. 

Bro. F. H. Dixon, professor of economics at Dartmouth, acted as toast- 
master and the following responded the toast: Greeting, H. A. Sanders; 
The Ideal Influence of the Fraternity, Kev. H. F. Shier; First Impressions, 
J. S. Curtis; Restoration of Michigan Alpha, J. E. Brown; The Typical 
Fraternity Man, E. J. Jones; Our Seniors, Hugh VV. Clarke; Our Alumni, 
Allen H. Kessler. 

Besides the active chapter there were present the following alumni: 
Michigan Alpha: R. I). Chapin, F. L. Ix)wrie, I. J. Bradway, VV. W. Fox, 
F. J. Bay ley, A. H. Kessler, M. W. Ross, T. P. Davis, P. F. Steketee, 
L. VV. Steketee, VV. S. Foster, C. VV. Foster, C. K. Chapin, VV. P. Mont- 
gomery, F. H. Dixon, D. D. Starr, J. P. Van Cleve, Ned Begle, A. W. 
Hookway, H. A. Sanders, H. F. Shier, H. L. Begle. Michigan Beta: Arthur 
Lyons, C. K. Chapin. Michigan Gamma: G. VV. Green. Ohio Beta: J. H. 
Rardon, J. E. Brown, E. L.Jones, G. P. Burns. Ohio Theta: A. C. Ever- 
ham,H. F. Schell, H. F. Lehell. Indiana Alpha: C. L. Edmunds. Indiana 
Epsilon W. P. Putnam. California Beta: VV. P. Elmers. Missouri Beta: 
D. S. Stratton. Alabama Alpha: H. B. Searcy. 

Michigan closes her series of indoor track meets March 26 with the 
Cornell meet. Bros. Kusterer, Davis, Miner and Morrison are trying for 
the varsity baseball team. Eugkne T. Hammond. 

Ann Arbor, February 23, 1904. 



Fraternity matters with the l)ovs in Ohio Eta are keyed to the usual pitch. 
There is ever **soniething doing" with the fellows here. While we have 
had no initiations since last September we have had one eye out for available 
good men, and l)efore the next issue of Thk Scroll we shall probably have 
occasion to report a second initiation. We started the year with thirty men; 
at present we have but twenty-eight. Bro. W. R. Miller was forced to leave 
school on account of his health. Bro. B. V. Bassett will not graduate with 
the class of '06, he having not returned to complete the second term work. 
Mr. Bassett, while he has accepted a very