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Phi Delta Theta 



Editorial Staff 

Managing Editor 

Business Manager 

Assistant Editors 

John Balcom Shaw 

John Barrett Kerfoot 

Assistant Business Manager 
Albert Shiels 








Phi Delta Ttiete 



Editorial Staff 

Managing Editor 

Business Manager 

Assistant Editors 

John Balcom Shaw 

John Barrett Kerfoot 

Assistant Business Manager 
Albert Shiels 

Published by the FsATEiiNJTY 







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Addresses, Old Oxonian — R. Morrison 60 

Alabama Alpha, Re-establishment of — Zell Gaston ; M. P. Le Grand, Jr. 8 

Alpha Province Convention, The 199 

Alumni Interest, The Question of 207 

Alumni Subscriptions to Scroll — VV. B. Palmer 295 

California Alpha — H. A. Melvin 174 

Central University — A K E Quarterly 63 

Changes in Lists of Fraternity Chapters — VV. B. Palmer. 256 

Chapter Correspondence — 

Alabama Alpha— W. E. Booker, 109, 264 

Alabama Beta — L. W. Spratling 29, no, 225, 264 

California Alpha — H. A. Melvin 275, 319 

Georgia Alpha— W. A. Speer ; J. J. Gilbert 28, 73, 147, 183, 224 

Georgia Beta— E. C. Mobley, Jr. ; R. W. Trimble ; \V. B. Watkins ; 

28, 109, 184, 194, 309 

Georgia Gamma — W. B. Hardman 29, 109, 184, 264, 306 

Illinois Alpha Alumni— T. H. Simmons 143 

Illinois Delta— VV. J. Byrnes 190 

Illinois Epsilon— W. L. Miller 42, 52, 191, 313 

Illinois Zeta— J. R. Carpenter; S. W. Brigham 43, 117, 191, 314 

Indiana Alpha— R. Newland ; B. Fesler 34, 115, 151, 187, 320 

Indiana Beta— A. R. Miles; J. G. Lovell 36, 75, 115, 229, 311 

Indiana Gamma— H. T. Miller 36 116, 187 

Indiana Delta— VV. A. Halteman ; H. N. Gant. .37, 116, 151, 18S. 270 

Indiana Epsilon— J. V. La Grange ; C. H. McCaslin .37, 76, 188, 270 

Indiana Zeta— W. J. Snyder; T. C. Hopkins 39, 77, 151, 230, 312 

Iowa Alpha— H. E. Wilcox 154, 3i7 

Iowa Beta— O. R. Young ; V. R. Lovell 155. 274, 318 

Kansas Alpha-B. P. Blair ; \V. L. Iliggins 44, I53, I93t 3^^ 

iv INDEX. 

Chapter Correspondence, Continued-^ Page. 

Kentucky Alpha— R. S. Dawson 34, 114, 228 

Kentucky Delta- J. T. Wade 186, 311 

Maine Alpha— G. £. Googins, 20, 67, 179, 222 

Massachusetts Alpha— G. L. Richardson ; E. S. C. Harris. 180, 181 

Michigan Beta— N. S. Mayo 40, 271 

lifichigan Gamma— J. £. Davidson ; W. O. Robinson ; 

40, 41, 152, 189, 271, 313 

Ifinnesota Alpha— W. Donahower ; J. C. E. King 46, 120 

Mississippi Alpha— J. M. Oliver 73, 147, 185, 225, 307 

Missouri Alpha— H. W. Clark 43, 118, 153, 192, 230, 272 

Missouri Beta— J. A. Gallaher 119, 193, 273, 316, 320 

Nebraska Alpha— E. J. Churchill ; J. R. Force ; E. Fulmer ; 

45, 79. "9. 154. 194. 231, 274, 317 
New Hampshire Alpha— G. K Whitehill ; G. W. Shaw; 

20, 68. 144, 179, 241 

New York Alpha Alumni— Paul Jones 131 

New York Alpha— C. A. McAllister 261. 304 

New York Beta— J. W. Allen 106, 181 

New York Gamma— A. Shiels ; C. A. Downer. . .21, 70, 106, 144, 

181, 222. 240 

New York Delta— E. P. Callender 71, 107, 145. I94 

North Carolina Beta— A. M. Simmons 27, 108, 182 

Ohio Alpha— W. E. Clough 113, 149, 185, 309 

Ohio Beta— W. F. Mair ; H. C. Wikoff 32, 113, 185, 266 

Ohio Gamma— A. Leonard ; W. E. Bundy 268, 310 

Ohio Delta— T. S. Anderson ; J. T. Morrison 33, 75, 150, 241 

Ohio Epsilon— A. A. Kohler 1 14, 227 

Ohio2:eU— A. C. Reeves; W. F. Hunt 33, 186, 269 

Pennsylvania Alpha — ^W. H. Carey ; H. L. Moore 22, 107, 222 

Pennsylvania Beta— T. L. Crouse 23, 146, 223 

Pennsylvania Gamma — A. J. Montgomery, Jr 23, 108, 223 

Pennsylvania Delta — C. W. Proctor ; C. P. Lynch ; W. 

25, 71, 182, 224, 262 

Pennsylvania Epsilon— W. T. Graham 26, 71, 262, 304 

Pennsylvania Zeta — G. M. Guiteias ; L. M. Prince ; G. O. King ; 

240, 262, 305 
i>outli Carolina Beta— W. W. Ball 108, 183, 263 


Chapter Correspondence, Continued-^ Page. 

Tennessee Alpha Phi— Chambers Kellar 31, 73, no, 226, 308 

Tennessee Beta— D. B. Smith ; H. R. Bohn 31, 32, 74, 309 

Texas Beta— C. Pessels 30, no, 149, 265, 308 

Vermont Alpha— F. H. Clapp 21, 69, 144, 180, 261 

"^^rginia Alpha— L. S. Henkel ; J. R. Hancher ; D. B. Myers 

72, 263, 305 

Virginia Beta— J. D. Fletcher ; H. Hardaway 26, 146 

Virginia Delta— W. H. Lyons 146 

Wisconsin Alpha— L R.Anderson 78, 118, 192, 272, 315 

Colleges and Fraternities in Ohio— J. E. Brown 55 

Contemporaries Our^. E. Brown 208, 250 

Contents, Table of, to date — W. B. Palmer 359 

Cootribators, Index of, to dale — W. B. Palmer 388 

Convention — 

Alpha Province 199 

Delta Province 282, 287 

Epsilon Province 290 

South Carolina State 140 

Texas State— R. W. Smith 137 149 

The First— Benj. Harrison ; W. B. Palmer 3 

Crisis of 1851, The — R. Morrison 53, 89, 133 

Dartmouth College and her Fraternities- G. W. Shaw 98 

Delta Tau Delta and Rainbow 242 

Directory 49, 86, 164, 203, 242, 282, 322 

Editorial 14, 66, loi, 141, 175, 220, 297 

Establishment of Texas Gamma — R. A. John 292 

Financial Matters in Chapters — Sigma Chi 215 

First Convention, The - Benjamin Harrison ; W. B. Palmer 3 

Fraternities in Ohio, Colleges and — ^J. E. Brown 55 

Fraternities, Dartmouth College and her— G. W. Shaw 98 

Fraternities, Other 83 

Harvard, Societies at Nov York Times 80 

Historian's Report 321 

Index of Contributors to date— W. B Palmer 388 

Initiates 81, 127, 157, 197, 232, 276 

Jacksonville Meeting— R. W. Givin 249 

vi INDEX. 


Kentucky Delta- C. P. Bassett ; T. R. Phister 6i, 97 

Manual, Review of— J. E? Brown 259 

Manual, The— W. B. Palmer 278 

Memoriam, In 47, 130, 201, 280 

Miami Triad in Extension, The — ^J. E. Brown 167 

Miami University— ^^/a Theta Pi Vi 

Minneapolis Alumni — J. Gray 195 

News and Notes 13, 159, 236 

New York Alpha, Re-establishment of 173 

New York Reunion, A— J. M. Mayer 80 

Official Communications — 

From the Secretary of the General Council 103, 299, 303 

From the Treasurer of the General Council 321 

From the Historian of the General Council 104, 177 

From Alpha Province President 17, 177 

From Beta Province President 178, 239 

From Ganuna Province President 176, 301 

From Delta Province President 239 

From EpsUon Province President 18, 178 

From the Editor 67, 104, 105, 143, 202, 221, 303 

From the Business Manager 104, 221. 302 

From the Editors of the Song Book 142 

From the Editors of the Manual 143, 202 

Ohio Alpha of Phi Kappa Psi 199 

Ohio Alpha, Reorganization of— J. E. Randall ; W. E. O^Kane 48 

Ohio, Colleges and Fraternities in— J. E. Brown 55 

Oxonian Addresses, Old— R. Morrison 60 

Pamphlet, That— W. N. Southern 294 

Personal 120, 143, 156, 197, 232, 279 

Phi Kappa Psi, Ohio Alpha of 199 

Phi Letter, A— M. L. Holloway 173 

Province Convention, Programme of — Sigma Chi 277 

Rainbow and Delta Tau Delia 242 

Re-establishment of Alabama Alpha — Zell Gaston ; M. P. Le Grand, Jr. 8 

Re-establishment of New York Alpha 173 

Re-establishment of Ohio Alpha— J. E. Randall ; W. E. O'Kane 48 

INDEX, vii 

ScpMl— Page. 

Alumni Subscriptions to — W. B. Palmer 295 

First Ten Volumes of— W. B Palmer 327 

Historical Review of W. B. Palmer 3^9 

Staff to date -W. B. Palmer 328 

Societies at Harvard -Al-o' York Times 80 

Hfluth Carolina State Convention 140 

Subjects to date, Titles and— W. B. Palmer 373 

Table of Contents to date— W. B. Palmer 359 

Tennessee Beta*s House— R. W. Dowdy 9^ 

Texas Gamma, Establishment of— R. A. John 292 

Texas Slate Convention, The— R. \V. Smith 137, 149 

Titles and Subjects to date— W. B. Palmer 373 

Wisconsin, The University of-G. A. Buckstaff. 247 



Phi Delta Theta. 

VOL. X.-No. 1. 

Editorial Staff. 

J. M. MAYER, Managing Editor, 

Thomas Henrt Baskerville, Assistant Editor. 
Leo Wampold, Assistant Editor. 
John Barrett Kerfoot, Associate Editor. 
Albert Shiels, Assistant Business Manager, 

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Vou X.— OCTOBER, 1885.— No. i. 



DECEMBER 3O, 1 85 1. 

In accordance with the action of the several collegesf of the 
0JG, the convention called to transact certain business pertain- 
ing to the order, met at the Woodruff House, Dec. 30th, 1851. 
Present in convention : Messrs. Anderson, Bonde, Willson, 
Elliott, Lane, Ross and Harrison.^ Convention proceeded to 

* Under the capiion, '* Abstract from the Minutes of the First Phi Delta 
Theta Conyention,*' an account of the proceedings of a convention held in the 
Walnut Street House, Cincinnati, Ohio, Det ember 30. i8j6, appeared in the 
Scroll for May, 1879. Some vears ago, while examining the archives of 
Indiana Alpha and Kentucky Alpha. I ran across frequent references to an 
earlier convention, and to a higher degree of the Order, which it was proposed 
to organize among chosen alumni of the Society. Since then I have endeav- 
ored to discover some additional facts about this earlier convention, to be used 
m the History oi ^ J & which I have in preparation. I did not expect or 
hope to find a full account of the proceedings, but most fortunately the very 
document that I needed was placed in my hands. During the summer I have 
had considerable correspondence upon historical matters with Rev. Robert 
Morrison, the venerated orother who took a principal part in the formation of 
^ J O. and, later, has done so much, in so many ways, to benefit the Frater. 
nitv. He has followed the excellent plan of preservmg his fraternity papers, 
and out of his collection he sent me what probably was the only copy of the 
minutes of the Convention of 1851 in existence. Above is printed a verbatim 
copy of the copy loaned by him and now returned. W. B. Palmer. 

t Having seen in old documents chapters alluded to as '* colleges, '* I 
wrote to brother Morrison for an explanation, and he answered : ** Chapters 
at first were so called, though by some, and for a while, also called colleges.*' 

W. B. P. 

{ An examination of the cataloeue will show that these were John Alexan- 
der Anderson, Ohio Alpha. '53 ; ^hn Knox Bonde, Ohio Alpha, '52 ; John 
McMillan Wilson, Ohio Alpha, '49 ; Robert Gaston Elliott, Indiana Alpha, 
'50 ; Isaac Stanley Lane, Ohio Alpha, '52 ; Lewis Williams Ross, Ohio Alpha, 
'52, and Benjamin Harrison, Ohio Alpha, '52. There were several Elliotts 
initiated in earlier years, but the identity of this one is fixed by the following 
from brother Morrison : '* The Elliott at the first convention was Robert G.— , 
a charter member of Indiana Alpha." Concerning the spelling of Wilson's 
name, it will be wdl to notice tne following related facts : Wilson died in 


organize by calling Mr. Lane to the chair. The report of the 
committee appointed by the Ohio A of the 4^ J @, to read before 
the convention a succinct account of the occasion and nature of 
the discipline lately imposed by that chapter upon two of its 
members, James H. Childs and Jos. G. McNutt, was then called 
for, read, amended and received.* The report of the Committee 

1874. In the fifth edition of the catalogue, published in 1883, I spelled the 
name *' Willson,*' on the authority of brother Morrison, who wrote that he 
had stated to him his intention of following that spelling. On receipt recently 
of the lithographs of the portraits and autographs of the six founders, I saw 
that only one "1" was used in the name, and called the attention of brother 
Steams. Historian of the General Council, to what I supposed to be an error. 
In return he sent me a late letter from Wilson's brother Mr. Archibald Wil- 
son, of Liberty, Ind. Mr. Wilson signs his name with one '* 1 " only. Brother 
Steams also sent me some autographs furnished by Mr. Wilson. One dated 
1841, was *< John M. M. Wilson ;" others dated 1861, 1862 and 1864, were 
** J. M. M. Wilson." These being forwarded to brother Morrison, tie wrote : 
*' I remember well when Wilson told me < long time ago ' that he intended to 
use two * 11 *s in his name, and you see that I use both in the order on our first 
jeweler August 24, 1849 (I never spell at random). Friends or financial con- 
siderations may have induced him to fall back on the one * 1.' Let it ^o IVU- 
son. I have bieen faithful to his request. That was no mistake of mine, but 
tally one, if you think best, in this business against me." Brother Morrison 
adds : *' Wilson's name on the Miami University catalogue has two * 11 *s." 
Having drifted in this footnote beyond subjects directly relating to the con- 
vention, I can here opportunely publish the order on the first jeweler to which 
brother Morrison alludes : 

•* Oxford, O., 24th Aug , 1849. 
« Messrs. Beggs & Smith, Gentlemen : 

'* Please let the bearer, Mr. John M. M. Willson, or order, have two more 
pins — the two I ordered sometime since of you — ($ /i Q badges, you know). 
He will pay you for them on their delivery. Very truly yours, 

** Robert Morrison." 

Mr. A. Wilson, in writing to brother Steams, says : *< I enclose what you 
desire, a few autographs of my brother, John M. M. Wilson, hastily cuUed 
from a mass of old letters ana papers I have in possession ; also a small 
memento (a letter to my brother from Mr. Morrison) of the ' day of small be- 

finnings.'*' This little note was sent by brother !: teams to me, and by me to 
rother Morrison. Its discovery curiously illustrates how important papers of 
histoncal interest are often accidentally found. This paper is especially valu- 
able at this time, to disprove the statement made by Dr. Kemper in the Delta 
Kappa Epsilon Quarter fy for April, 1885 that ^ A S had trouble about get- 
ting badges made, and did not wear them at Miami before A KK badged out 
in 1852. The order nn the jeweler proves that our design was adopted and 
badges wom before August, 1849 I will be able to prove this by other evidence 
in my history. Since the foregoing was written, the following has been re- 
ceived from brother Morrison : **It is hard to understand what Dr. Kemper 
means m the A KK Quarterly of April ult., when he says of ih^ A KK pin, 
*It was the first Greek badge displayed at Miami,* for hundreds of times the 
crescent of A A ^ and the diamond star of B # 77 had been publicly seen at 
Miami ; and the doctor himself, when a member o( ^ A ©^ had a badge, and 
when he left the Order, at the time Childs and McNutt were tumed out he 
retumed the pin to the fraternity and received the cash therefor from L. W. 
Ross. So says the official minutes of Ohio Alpha, page 65." W. B. P. 

* Unfortunately the report is not given, but I think I have seen it in 
archives that I have examined, and I expect to find it. A full review of this 
cise, compiled by brother Morrison from the original minutes of Ohio Alpha, 


on Ways and Means of establishing new chapters of the order of 
the 4^ J G in the various literary institutions of the West and 
Southwest was called for, and the following submitted : 

" In accordance with the action of Ohio A of the ^ J 0, 
' that a committee be appointed to report to the con\ention on 
the establishment of other chapters of the Order/ the committee 
would respectfully suggest that the University of Virginia, the 
University of Nashville, Kenyon, Western Reserve and Jefferson 
Colleges are suitable places for the establishment of such chap- 
ters, the literary character of those institutions being such as 
would not detract from the acquired reputation of the ^ A &,*^ 
A chapter may be established at the University of Nashville 
through the agency of Mr. Robert Morrison ; at Kenyon Col- 
lege, through Messrs. Joseph and John W. Lindley ; at Jefferson 
College, through Mr. Hugh T. McHatton. We are unable to 
say at present by what means the University of Virginia and West- 
ern Reserve College may be reached. John A. Anderson." 

On motion, the report of the committee was received and fur- 
ther action indefinitely postponed. The committee appointed by 
the Ohio A to draf^ a plan of organization for a higher order of 
the ^ ^ 0, then placed before the convention the following 
report rf 

was published in the Scroll for March, 1882, and he will give attention in 
the Scroll to Dr. Kemper^s article concerning the trial of these two men, their 
expulsion from # /^ ^ for habitual drunkenness (Dr. Kemper says for main, 
taining their independence), and their subsequent organization of the Miami 
chapter oi ^ K h, Childs and McNutt became members of what Dr. Kem> 
per calls the ** Immortal Six." Afterwards, according to the same authority, 
Jacob Cooper, of Yale, '* apparently unacquainted with the facts related," 
approachea one of these <*upon the subject of a chapter of J K E, and left 
the whole matter in their hands." Brother Morison writes: ''Childs and 
McNutt wete expelled six months before they had Deke offers, or about that 
iim€.'* W. B. P. 

* It is interesting to note that the F'ralemity has never entered the Univer- 
sity of Nashville (now closed), Kenyon or Western Reserve, and did not enter 
the University of Virginia until 1873, and Jeflferson (now Washington and Jef- 
ferson) College until 1875. Columbus S. Doolitel and Joseph Lindley — the 
former a tutor and the latter a student at Kenyon -were initiated to establish 
a chapter there, but they did not succeed. The course of the Fraternity before 
the war lay in Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin and Texas. W. B. P. 

t This higher order was a unique thing among college fraternities. It 
preceded any attempt of any other fraternity to place the power to grant char- 
ter* and the power of supervision over chapters in the hands of experienced 
alumni. As yet, however, I have not found out whether the higher order was 
ever endowed with these powers by a vote of a majority of the chapters, as 
provided in the resolution concerning the adoption of the constitution. Brother 
Morrison gives me the following items about the higher order : *■ It was the 
plan of Wilson and myself to have a second story to the order, and to be com- 
posed of chosen alumni ; and, while the lower and first grade was to be called 
the * $ ^ S Society.' the other, selected solely from the first, was to be called 
the * .Society of the # J fe^.* " Art. I., Sec. 3 ol thcconsliiu'.ion (</. v.)^ how- 


"The graduate members of the colleges of the ^ ^ 0. the 
better to fulfill the pledges of the Bond of the ^ ^ ©, specially 
to cultivate its enjoined friendship, to seek its standard of intel- 
lectual attainments, to preserve its pledged morality, and to bring 
to bear its principles upon society, do ordain and establish this 
constitution for the order of the <^ ^ : 

** Article I. — Membership. 

"Sec. I. Every member of any college of the J Q, who 
has attained the degree of A.B., or its equivalent, and who has, 
while within his college, fulfilled the obligations of the Board of 
the J 0, shall be a candidate for admission into the Order. 

"Sec. 2. Upon the presentation of a certificate to this effect 
from their respective colleges, such candidates may receive 
diplomas of membership. 

" Sec. 3. Diplomas of membership may also be conferred on 
such others of like grade as are contemplated in the Board of the 

* * A RTicLE 1 1. — Officers. 

"Sec. I. The officers of the Order of the (^ J © shall be a 
President, one Vice-President for each College of the Order, a 
Reporting and a Recording Secretary. 

"Sec. 2. The President shall preside, decide questions of 
order, subject to appeal, and appoint committees. 

"Sec. 3. The Vice-Presidents in the order ot age shall perform 
the duties of the President in his absence or at his call. 

"Sec. 4. The Reporting Secretary shall report the proceedings 

ever, allowed membership to be conferred on "others of like grade." With 
regard to this brother Morrison writes : ** It was in my plan, and Wilson's as 
well, that the * Society of the ^ J &' should be composed solely of the mem- 
bers of the ' ^ ^ S Society ' or fraternity, and of chosen men from that body. 
That was to be the rule —other ccises were to be exceptional, as the con- 
vention determined. " Referring to Harrison's letter, published in advance, 
brother Morrison writes : •* The 'Society of the ^ J G* was what was meant 
by 'the r^a/ # /J S,* and was meant to be * 2, permanent organization.' " I 
have in my i>ossession a pamphlet of 23 pages containing an address ou '* The 
Proper Method of Conducting the Study of History," '* delivered before the 
Society of the * Phi Delta Theta.' at the Miami University, June 29, 1853, by 
the Rev. E. P. Humphrey, D.D., of Louisville, Ky." Brother Morrison has 
a pamphlet containing a poem by Prof. Charles Elliott, read before the same 
body, on the same date. Brother Morrison says : *' Prof Charles Elliott was 
thcn^une, 1853 - a member of the fraternity and frequently at: ended the ses- 
sions of the Ohio Alpha," which goes to sustain the statement of the editors 
of the Quarterly m their memorandum to Dr. Kemper's article that, " To 
control a force which they could not destroy, ihe faculty encouraged the 
organization oi ^ A S. " The result of this ambitious efJort to establish a 
higher order is thus told by brother Morrison : ** It was not convenient for mc 
to follow up and complete th«* plan after 1853. and I ihought it best to let 
thinps go on for a while in ihe old grooves until we should have more a'umni 
to aid in the business ; and then, ere long, on came the war, which for the time 
broke up our Phi work." W. B. P. 


of every meeting of the Order, with all other papers, to the Re- 
cording Secretary. 

"Sec. 5. The Recording Secretary shall record all the proceed- 
ings, preserve the papers of the Order, and act as its Correspon- 
dent and Treasurer. 

*' Article III. — Meetings. 

** Sec I. An annual reunion of the Order shall be held at such 
times and places as it may determine. 

*'Sec. 2. The Reunion, a quorum of twelve being present, 
shall have power to elect officers, to confer diplomas of member- 
ship, and to transact all the business of the Order. 

*'Sec. 3. The Reunion shall sit with closed doors, but its pri- 
vate business only shall come within the intent and meaning of 
the Bond of the * J ©. 

'* Sec. 4. The Order, at its reunions, may be represented by a 
public address or other appropriate exercises. 

*'Sec 5. The Order may engage in any enterprise, not involv- 
ing pecuniary taxation, that will carry out the objects of its 
organization, but shall create or sustain no party in politics, reli- 
gion or science. 

"Article IV. — Powers. 

Sec. I. The Order shall have the power of supervision over the 
colleger of the ^ J @ in all matters pertaining to the common 

**Sec. 2. It shall have power to grant charters of organization 
to its colleges, or resume them for sufficient cause. 

"Sec. 3. It shall have power to hear and decide finally all 
appeals or other questions arising in any of its colleges. 

"Sec 4. It shall have power to alter or amend its constitu- 
tion, but shall not change its relations to its colleges without 
their consent." 

On motion, the above report was received. The convention 
then proceeded to adopt it article by article, which resulted in its 
complete adoption, with one dissenting voice. The following 
resolutions were then presented by Mr. Elliott, and, on motion, 
were passed by the convention : 

*^ Resolved, ist. That this constitution be transmitted to each 
college of the ^ J 0. 

^* Resolved, 2d. That the fourth article be submitted for their 

'' Resolaed, 3d. That when the fourth article shall have been 
approved by a majority of the colleges, they shall be required to 
make such alterations in the Anicles of Union as the relations 
between the colleges and the J (-J established by the fourth 
arricle of the constitution of the ^> A G may require." 

A committee was then appointed, consisting of Messrs. Harri- 


son, Willson and Ross, to transmit the proceedings of the Con- 
vention to the several colleges of the Order. 0^ motion the 
Convention adjourned. Benja. Harrison, 

Secretary of Cotwention* 


FVam Brother Gaston, 

The dark clouds which have been hanging so heavily over 
Alabama Alpha have been dispelled and she now basks in the 
glorious light of freedom. Since 1877 she has withstood the 
most vigorous attack ever made by trustees against fraternities, 
and she has continued to prosper until at our last Commence- 
ment at the University she presented for the admiration and pride 
of 4^ J 6 the finest band from Alabama's fine material. Al- 
though our chapter was apparently dead after the war made 
against fraternities in 1877, it was re-organized under favorable 
circumstances in 1884. The trustees, seeing that it was unreason- 
able to attempt to withstand the pressure brought to bear upon 

* The copy of the minutes in brother Morrison's possession were sent to 
him by the Secretary of the Convention, with the following letter ; 

"Oxford, Ohio, Feb. 19, 1852. 
*' Brother Morrison : • 

*' Supposing that you would like to read the full proceedings of our wise 
heads in convention assembled, I have taken the pains to transcribe a copy of 
them for you. In the constitution you are personally interested as a graduate 
member of the Ordet ; does it meet yonr views ? After the adjournment of 
the convention, WilUon, Elliott and the undergraduates of Miami proceeded 
to resolve ourselves into the real $ /i S, ob the only way of getting the thing 
under way at once. We appointed a reunion for next Commencement at Old 
Miami, at which time we hope to have all the g^raduated members of the Order 
present, that we may effect 2^ permanent organization. Our chapter here is in 
a very happy condition ; harmony of feeling and unity of effort are both pres- 
ent with us. Accept my best wishes for your prosperity, and believe me, sir, 

* * Yours respectfully, 

•*B. Harrison. Chair'n of Com. of Cor'sp.** 

Brother Morrison writes : " In regard to the first convention — ^it was tninly 
attended, Those were days before railroads, and much of the travel to the 
river towns was on the water, and the Ohio river at that time was frozen over.'' 
Though the number of delegates was small, and but two chapters were repre- 
sented, the personnel of the convention was remarkably hien. Ross is now 
Chancellor of the Law Department of the State University of Iowa ; Anderson 
is a Member of Congress from Kansas ; Harrison is a United States Senator 
from Indiana, and the other members who were present have occupied no un- 
important positions in life. W. B. P. 

t In a private letter Glenn Andrews (Tenn. A^ *83> writes: 
*' The restrictions were removed, sure enough, at Tuscaloo^. Of course, 
Tennessee Alpha had a hand in the afiair. Tomlinson {Tenn. A^ '82) of Bir- 
mingham, went before the Trustees, and brought things to a focus. Le 
Grand (Tenn. A^ '83), of Montgomery, also was on the ground and did good 


them by the fraternities, proposed that they (the fraternities) send 
a committee to represent them before their body. 

Armed with a plan, suggested by the writer, the following rep- 
resentatives were sent before the board: Mr. H. B. Foster, ^ iV; 
Mr. J. £. Long, K A ; and brothers J. W. Tomlinson and M. 
P. LeGrand, S J 0. In their addresses all of the gentlemen 
did honor to their fhitemities. They stated the focts in a plain, 
straightforward manner which won the admiration and confidence 
of the trustees. When it was announced that fraternities had 
prevailed and the laws were repealed, a shout of joy rang through- 
out the University halls, a shout which will be taken up and 
echoed and re-echoed throughout all fraternity circles. 

On Wednesday, the 17th, we had a meeting, and initiated the 
following men : 

Class of '85. 

W. J. Boothe, Montgomery, Alabama. 

W. M. Browder, Gallion, *' 

L. V. Qark, Mobile, 

H. R. Dawson, Selma, 

A. A. Evans, Seale, 

J. W. Gilbert, Gainsville, 

O. L. Gray, De Sotoville, 

C. P. Gunter, Montgomery, 

P. W. Jones, Demopolis, 

A. JL McLeod. Grove Hill, 

Daniel Pratt, Prattville, 

S. S. Pugh, Grove Hill, 

iR. Vidmer, Mobile, 
. P. Wetmore, Livingston, 


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Qass of '86. 

W. E. Booker, Uniontown, Alabama. 

W. W. Campbell, Tuskegee, 

£. B. Cottingham. Six Mile, 

G. W. Feagin, Midway, 

A. M. Gasber, Jr., Livingston, 

T. E. Gary, Selma, 

F. P. Gibson, Mobile, 

O. A Hobdy. Snow Hill, 

J. L. Horn, Livingston, 

V. W. Tones, Camden, 

A, W. Nelson, Selma, *• 

A. £. Face, Geneva, 

H. A. Sa)rre, Montgomery, 

R. A. Wright, Greensboro, 



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Class of '87. 

B. L. Boykin, Selma, Alabama. 
J. M. Dedman, Selma, ** 
Reuben Hatter, Eutaw, " 

C. L. Hooton, Pleasant Ridge, 
S. J. McCoy, Mobile, 
W. B. Oliver, Eutaw, 
W. W. Quarles, Selma, 
W. B. Saffold, Selma. 
R. M. Searcy, Tuskaloosa, 
H. P. Williams, Aberdeen, Mississippi. 

Class of '88. 
W. C. Tunstall, Greensboro, Alabama. 

Of six Academic prizes ^ A & took three, also medal for best 
drilled man, the only military prize offered. Of fourteen com- 
missioned officers just appointed for the session of '85-86, 9 AQ 
has 9. 2 N 2, K A 2, Non-Fraternity i. A & has all four 
captains — brothers Garber, Hobdy, V. W. Jones and Campbell — 
which are considered the highest honors attainable. Of five edi- 
tors of the college paper, A & has i, 2 N 2, K A i, Non- 
Fraternity I. 

We initiated Assistant Professors S. N. Lapsley, of .Vinton, 
Ala., and John Daniel, x)f Summerfield, Ala., who were graduated 
with honors in the class of '84. They are from the best young 
men of Alabama and will do credit to our fraternity. We had 
28 men on the honor roll and all the others stood high in their 
respective classes. Brother P. W. Jones received a very high 
compliment through the columns of the Montgomery Daily Ad- 
vertiser, Zell Gaston. 

June 25, 1885. 

jFYom Brother Le Grand. 

For the past eight years there have been at the University of 
Alabama very stringent restrictions against fraternities, and every 
effort heretofore to break through or have them modified has 
been a failure. So, as a last extremity, we had such men as we 
wished as members to send a petition, signed by the major part 
of the corps, to the Board of Trustees, which was last spring re- 
ferred to a committee, with instructions to report at Commence- 
ment This committee was at first disposed to report adversely. 
Appreciating this fact, Tomlinson, Gaston and myself, as repre- 
sentatives of our fraternity, with representatives from the 2 N 
and J^ A orders, asked a hearing from the Board. This request 
was granted. The object of our respective fraternities was ex- 
plained, some lobbying was done, the restrictions were removed, 
and once more the shackles were lifted from the students and 


they walked forth as men. In five minutes after the official an- 
nouncement was made, I was in one of the society halls, in bar- 
racks, with forty-two of the unenlightened around me. But they 
did not remain barbarians long, for within three and a half 
hours they had emerged from the darkness into the full light of 
Grecian culture. They were the cream of the institution in 
point of scholarship and representatives from the best families in 
our commonwealth. This number was, of course, of two years' 
standing and work. Trust up, and we shall have the banner 
chapter, as well as the best State organization in the fraternity. 
July 3, 1885. M. P. Le Grand, Jr. 


Three Greek-letter fraternities were founded at Miami — Beta 
Theta Pi in 1839, P^i Delto Theta in 1848, and Sigma Chi in 
1855 — and chapters of several other fraternities were established, 
the first among them — the first Greek-letter chapter in Ohio — 
being the Miama chapter of Alpha Delta Phi, in 1835. A college 
paper was started very soon after the opening of school — The 
Literary Focus, in 1 8 2 7. This was foil owed by The Literary Regis • 
ter, and, later still, by The Miami Student, one of the best college 
[>apers ever published. Opportunities for further scholastic enter- 
prise were furnished by the establishment, within a mile of the 
university grounds, of the Oxford Female College, and the 
Western Female Seminary — opportunities which were promptly 

In the forty-nine years between 1824 and 1873, nearly 1,000 
students graduated from Miami, and many who did not graduate 
received all her college education within her walls. This body 
of men, scattered through the South and all the West, have 
accomplished rather more than their share of the world's work. 
Some, turning their attention to education, established, or helped 
to establish, other colleges, in widely separated places — Erskine 
College, in South Carolina ; Wabash College, in Indiana ; Mon- 
mouth College, in Illinois ; Westminster College, in Missouri ; 
Farmers' College, in Ohio, and Beyroot College, in Syria. They 
also furnished a president to each of six other colleges in different 
States, and taught &r and near as professors or school teachers. 
In public life Miami counts six Governors of five dififerent States, 
among the number of **War Governors" of Ohio, Indiana and 
Illinois — Dennison, Morton and Yates — a minister to Great Bri- 
tain, and a minister to Portugal, two United States Senators, sev- 
eral judges, and an unrecorded number of Members of Congress 
and of the State Legislatures. In a *' Roll of Honor," published 
by the university authorities in 1 867, are found the names of six 
generals, twenty-one colonels, nine majors, thirty captains, and 


thirteen surgeons — students of Miami serving in the Union armies 
during the war. In the Confederate armies also there were manjr 
Miami students, some holding important commands, but the 
writer has not been able to obtain any list of them which is even 
passably complete. A large proportion of the graduates of Miami 
— about one-fourth, at the date of the last triennial catalogue, in 
1867 — have become ministers of the Gospel ; not quite so large 
a number had taken to the law. In both lists are several well- 
known names. 

Surrounded by the stern realities of the West, and by its oppor- 
tunities of great material prosperity, the students of Western col- 
leges could not fairly have been expected to show much inclina- 
tion for purely literary pursuits. And, in fact, the professed 
literary man is hard to find among the graduates of Miami. 
However, the names of the Rev. Dr. Swing, of Chicago, class of 
'52, and W. S. Kennedy, of New York, a more recent graduate, 
and W. M. Thompson, of '28 (quoad yki^ author of **The Land 
and the Book ''), occur at the moment. Newspaper men, on the 
other hand, are found somewhat readily. Prominent among 
them are J. J. Faran, former editor and proprietor of the Cincin- 
nati Enquirer^ and Whitelaw Reid, editor of the New York 

The graduates of Miami take no little personal interest in their 
Alma Mater, They themselves had much to do in the work 
accomplished by the school — the work of education, in the proper 
sense of the term, as distinguished from mere instniction, and 
one in which the mutual influence of the students counted for 
quite as much as the lectures of the professors. This interest 
manifested itself last June, when, it having been announced that 
the re-opening of Miami would be celebrated by a " re-union " 
at Oxford, nearly two hundred of the graduates, representing all 
but nine of the forty-eight graduating classes, assembled from far 
and near. It was a pleasant and an auspicious gathering. Many a 
long-interrupted friendship was re-established under the old oaks 
of tibe most beautiful college campus in the country, and college 
mates who had not met for a quarter of a century or longer found 
themselves shaking hands with a youthful heartiness that surprised 
them, or, in the inspiration of the moment, recalling the almost 
forgotten nicknames of their college days. It was estimated that, 
by the time the banquet, which the citizens of Oxford spread for 
the occasion, was served, more than twenty-five hundred vener- 
able college jokes had appeared — none much the worse for age — 
while, under the influence of their youthful recollections, several 
gray-haired graduates were seen to grow twenty years younger. 
The little village of Oxford, too, was looking its prettiest for the 
occasion — and there are few villages prettier than Oxford — a 
typical college town ; retired, yet easy of access ; quiet, yet pros- 


perous in business ; a place of attractive homes, of well-kept 
yards, and of wide, clean streets which, with a margin of close 
tnrf on each side of the wagon track, stretch away between long 
rows of shade trees. 

There was much besides the enthusiasm of the meeting to en- 
courage the friends of Miami at the reunion. The university, it 
was announced, was free of debt, the assured income from rents 
and investments was estimated at $10,000 a year, the State had 
just recognized the claims of the institution in a donation of 
$20,000 for repairs — the outlook for new students was altogether 

Nor have any clouds overcast this first brightness of the dawn. 
Indeed, since the reunion the indications have grown more assur- 
ing that the revived '*OId Miami," all the stronger for the past, 
is about to begin a new career of prosperity and wide usefulness. 
— Chas. M. Hepburn, in the Beta Theta Pi, 


'2 A E has furnished B G 11 what it has long prayed for — a 
rival chapter at Cumberland University, Lebanon, Tenn. 

X W and 2 N have asked permission of the Trustees of 
Emory College to establish chapters, and the request has been 

Membership in the fraternities at the University of California 
is as follows; Z W (1870), 13; X ^ (1875), 13; J K E 
(1876), 17 ; B G n (1879), 18. The B/ue and Gold reports the 
establishment of 4^ J ^ in the law department, and also the 
death of 4> /^ J and K K F during the past year. 

The ATA Crescent will be published by Mr. Plummer, of 
Chicago, as editor-in-chief. The Crescent is now in the hands of 
the alumni. 

A K E has been established at Central University, Ky. The 
other fraternities having chapters there are 2 A E, 2 N, A Til. 

W T has intended to issue a supplement to its catalogue of 
1879, ^^ ^ simple list with a few notes, and a residence directory 
for pocket use, to fill up the long interval between two great cata- 
logues, but we learn that at its recent convention it decided to 
alnndon these plans, and ordered a new, elaborate edition to be 
prepared by January i, 1887. 



Oncs again we say welcome to all, bright with hopes and reso- 
lutions for the coming year. The work of last year was most 
earnest and the progress oi ^ ^ & correspondingly satisfactory, 
and we can reasonably expect that our results in '85~'86 will be 
even better than those of the year that has just passed. 

In many ways has the fraternity been moving forward. The 
attention paid to internal improvement, the excellent discussion 
of fraternity questions, the enthusiastic management of the minor 
conventions have been but a few of the many signs indicating an 
increased interest in 4^ ^ @, and general activity no longer con- 
fined to a few men. Many efficient workers have left the ranks 
of active membership and can be no longer looked to for partici- 
pation in the details of chapter routine. Their loss should be felt 
temporarily only, and such is the elasticity of our system that 
their places should be readily filled. 

Upon the undergraduates devolves now — as always in the past 
and as ever in the future — the brunt of the responsibility for suc- 
cess, and we feel assured that not one chapter will be found want- 
ing in the fulfillment of its work. May our expectations not 
prove vainglorious I 

With the initial number of a new volume it may be well to 
outline the policy of the editors. Some changes in the Scroll 
were made last year, and our experience has suggested others. 

Chapter letters will be published in full. There will be, if 
possible, no summarizing. Yet it will be useful to reporters, as 
well as convenient to the editors, to follow a few suggestions. 
Reports should be terse, concise. A condensed and succinct 
style should be cultivated, and dififuseness and cheap metaphor 
eschewed. There is a tendency in some reporters, not alone of 
this journal, but of others, to "pad" letters with much verbiage. 
*'The glittering golden weapons" and numerous phrases of the 
same kind can easily be dispensed with, saving space and im- 
proving the literary character of a report In short, let us have 
plain, straightforward, pithy records of chapter life. 


Under the " Initiates " department are classified the names of 
new members. Special care should be taken to state the names 
of initiates in full, their residence and class, and month of initia- 
tion. The necessity and benefit of this classifying new names 
needs no comment Commencing with the November number, 
these lists will be published on alternate months. The '* Per- 
sonal " column is of £ir greater importance than many suppose ; 
for it is often the only source from which old classmates learn of 
each other's doings ; and no items are of more interest to the 
average alumnus than these. Consequently, we propose to pub- 
lish at intervals of two or three numbers extensive personal infor- 
mation, if chapter members will furnish us the required aid. 

Our review of other fi^temities last year was somewhat meagre. 
We do not believe in following the example of some of our con- 
temporaries, who seem to consider that they have reviewed an ex- 
change when they devote a ten-line paragraph to us, informing us 
that the Scroll is still up to its standard and has its usual number 
of chapter letters. Nor do we believe in total silence. We hope, 
therefore, to strike the happy mean by devoting — let us say — 
three full reviews to our contemporaries during the coming year. 

We shall expect contributions pertinent to fratemit}' questions. 
We cannot agree with those who would have a fraternity organ 
deal with purely literary subjects. The mission of the Greek 
press, as we understand it, is limited ; and if it does well the 
work within its own sphere, it need not look beyond for new 

If we shall be able to present articles showing study and 
thought on fraternity problems, we shall have succeeded admir- 

Sincere congratulations must be extended to Alabama Alpha, 
and the chapters of 2 N and K A, on their breaking down the 
barriers which ignorance or distorted information on the part of 
the authorities had reared up before them for so many years. 
The success attained by the representatives of the three fraternities 
is but another proof of the mistaken views which some college 
faculties hold so long on the fraternity question. In the majority of 
cases, the professors at anti-fraternity colleges are gentlemen of 


liberality and culture, whose aversion to the system arises either 
from complete ignorance of fraternities and their works, or from 
confused and absurd notions arising from this ignorance. We 
feel assured that all that is necessary is a fair hearing in antago- 
nistic institutions, and sub rosa chapters would thenceforth be 
unheard of 

In Alabama Alpha we hope to have a successful and enterpris- 
ing chapter, and, if beginnings are of significance, we do not fear 

It is our great privilege to announce the re-establishment of 
Ohio Alpha at Miami. Full account of the occasion will be 
published in our next number. 

"The Phi Delta Theta Fraternity was founded at Miami 


University, in the year 1848, by Robert Morrison, Ardivan W. 
Rodgers, Robert T. Drake, John W. Lindley, John McM. Wil- 
son and Andrew W. Rogers. 

"The General Council take pleasure in announcing that in 
pursuance of an act of the General Convention, the Fraternity 
has, at the expense of much trouble and patience, secured, as a 
part of the historical archives of our Fraternity, portraits of the 
founders of Phi Delta Theta. In several cases, the parties being 
deceased, great difficulty was encountered in bringing to light the 
desired portrait, but by the diligent efforts of brothers Robert 
Morrison, A. G. Foster and W. B. Palmer, they have all been 
secured, together with the autographs of each, and in two instances 
we have in our possession the only pictures of these men known 
to be in existence.' It has, therefore, been thought best, in order 
to preserve these likenesses in a more lasting and durable form, 
to have them reproduced and enlarged. This work has been 
done at considerable expense to the Fraternity by W. J. Morgan 
& Co. , lithographers, Cleveland, Ohio. And for the purpose of 
bringing these portraits within the reach of members and chap- 
ters, the General Council have ordered a few hundred sets made, 
and will be able to furnish the same to those members who may 
desire it, at a nominal price of sixty cents per set, which, it is ex- 
pected, will about cover the cost price and expense of forwarding. 


The portraits, with autographs, are printed on separate sheets, size 
1 1 by I4> and it is suggested that chapters can secure nothing more 
appropriate with which to adorn their chapter halls than the pic- 
tures of the founders of our Fraternity. The work has been pro- 
nounced a very correct representation of the originals, and will 
form a valuable addition to the collection of Phi pictures, which 
most members now have." 

We can simply reiterate the words of the above extract from the 
Councirs circular. The enterprise demands universal support 
and the Council has contributed much to the success of the un- 
dertaking by placing the cost of the set at such a small sum. Not 
one chapter of 4^ J should fail to respond to the call. 

We publish in this number the first of a series of interesting 
historical articles which brother Palmer purposes compiling. 

Particular notice should be taken of the passing remarks upon 
A. C. Kemper's article in the J X £ Quarterly, of June, 1884. 
Further information is to be furnished by brother Robert Morri- 
son, to show how absurd are some of the statements of Mr. 




At the beginning of this, another year of College and Fraternity 
life, it may be opportune for me to call your attention to one 

At this time, when you are scanning the new class for men fit 
to become .members of Phi Delta Theta, remember this, that one 
good man is worth any number of weak men. If there is a &ult 
to be found with our Fraternity, it is that the character of some 
of its chapters is not quite what it should be. Now, it is the char- 
acter of the individual members that determines the character of 
the chapter, and hence is the necessity of a very careful selection 
of new men. Choose such men as are likely to be men of prom- 
inence in their college, and in coming to the front themselves, 
these men will bring their chapter to the front with them. 

Then, too, let each member realize the responsibility that rests 
on him for the progress and growth of his chapter ; let each duty 
be done in the right way and at the right time. 

Keep these suggestions in mind, and if, at our next conven* 


tion, we can find the chapters of Alpha Province renewed in 
strength, it will be a matter of greater congratulation than the 
founding of new chapters. 

September 24, 1885. ^'o* ^* Sawyer. 

From the President of Epsilon Province. 

With the beginning of the new college and fraternity year, let 
us begin anew our fraternity work with revived energies and in- 
vigorated spirits. The past years of our work have been wonder- 
fully successful ; let us make this year still more so. Refreshed 
by the summer's vacation, and rested 6rom college duties for 
nearly three motiths, let every member who has returned to his 
college and his chapter, return with the firm determination to do 
his part well. The measure of that determination on your part 
will be the measure of the success of your chapter. 

Many of the old comrades and standard-bearers of your chap- 
ters will not return, for they have been graduated and have gone 
out into the struggle of life ; but if you realize your responsibility 
you can fill their places and put on the fraternity armor, with the 
shield on your breast and the dagger in your hand, and you can 
fight as good a battle as they have fought And these members 
who have fought their good fight and passed out will yet look 
longingly and confidently to you to achieve new victories, and to 
keep the watchfires burning brightly on the altars of the dear old 

There is a great responsibility resting upon every active mem- 
ber of our Province, and it is a splendid thing to bear well that 
responsibility. If you discharge well that duty to your chapter 
and fraternity, you will benefit yourself and others, and you will 
be proud of it when you have taken your chapter parole in after 
years. These college and firatemity years are a fine test of the 
manly faithfulness of those who belong to the fraternity. To the 
active members of the Epsilon Province I desire to say that na 
one can look to you with more confidence and hope, and expec- 
tation that your fraternity work will be splendidly done, than I 
do. I am certain that every member of the province will recog- 
nize that the magnificent growth which our fraternity has enjoyed 
has been the result of ^ard^ work applied to splendid principles, 
and that what you expect to accomplish for your chapter and the 
fraternity must be done by constant and hard work. 

Let us turn our efiforts to an internal improvement, knowing 
that if we are internally sound and prosperous, we will be exter- 
nally sound and prosperous. First, what we have, let us keep in 
fine condition. If there are any rusty old guns in the regiment, 
let them be burnished immediately. As you all know, the place 
for your exertions is in your chapter. Let us try to make each 
of our chapters the best in the college where it is situated, and 


not content with that, let each chapter be made as good as it can 
possibly be made by constant work. I sincerely hope that your 
chapter reports may reveal the fact that you have gotten your 
share of the worthy new men who have entered your college. 
Let me suggest that you study your men well before "spiking" 

You are, no doubt, aware that a great deal of our strength and of 
the good which you can accomplish consist in the regularity and 
excellence of the chapter meetings. Good chapter meetings are 
absolutely necessaiy for chapter and fraternity prosperity. More, 
they are necessary that the active members may receive the great 
benefits which the fraternity was designed to and does most 
abundantly bestow. They should he held as regularly as the 
evenings for them arrive. Every active member ought to con- 
sider it a paramount duty to attend them and take an active part 
in them as regularly as they are held. It will not do for mem- 
bers to begin to slight their meetings. It is ruinous to any chap- 
ter. If one member gets in the habit of staying away from meet- 
ings, it has a discouraging efifect and others get at it, and then 
the chapter is in a dangerous condition. In the meetings we 
get the real benefits of a fraternity. Let them be made interest- 
ing with your veiy best productions, with your finest brain work. 
Don't go to your chapter meeting unprepared. Let them be 
harmonious, for harmony is one most essential element of our 
growth and strength. Our chapters have always been singularly 
free from dissensions. Our fraternity, which comprises the four 
geographical sections of this country, is all that could possibly be 
asked in the way of perfect harmony. Each chapter will cer- 
tainly put forth an especial effort to profit in this regard by the 
splendid example which our fraternity at large has set, and to 
preserve the utmost harmony and accord in the least details of 
chapter action. 

I have been led to speak to you, my dear brothers, of these 
things at this beginning of a new college year, on account of their 
importance, and not because there is any doubt of your knowl- 
edge and appreciation and your faithful observance of them. I 
hope to hear from many of the members of the province during 
the year, to rejoice in your success, and to meet you at our 
annual Province Convention at Indianapolis, next April. 

September i8, 1885. J. M. Goodwin. 




Maine Alpha, Colby University. 

Colby is among the first to open in the autumn, and September 
4th saw eighteen valiant Phis back to their work, invigorated by 
the summer's recreation and labor, enthusiastic and brimful of 
energy. The work of "fishing" for men in the freshman class 
was immediately and earnestly prosecuted ; with what success it 
is, perhaps, premature to say now. But we hope in the next issue 
of the Scroll to report a goodly number of men who are pledged 
to join us. We were unfortunate in losing two men who were 
" spiked," and who have decided not to enter college this year. 

Our chapter received a ver)' cordial invitation from our sister, 
Vermont A^ to be present on Friday night, September 25, at her 
invitation, on which occasion a large number of exceptionally fine 
men are to join her ranks. Unfortunately, none of us could 
accept It is encouraging, however, to hear such good reports 
from other chapters. 

Of our '85 men. Fuller is studying law with the well-known 
firm, Symonds & Libby, Portland ; Carroll is engaged in business 
preparatory to a law course, and Barton, quondam, '85, expects to 
be admitted to the Kennebec bar in a few months. 

We all sincerely unite in our wishes that all other chapters may 
be amply successful in the " ^1 campaign." 

September 24, 1885. George £. Googins. 

New Hampshire Alpha, Dartmouth College. 

The Commencement week just ended has been of unusual in- 
terest to Dartmouth College. The dedication of Rollins chapel 
and Wilson Hall makes a new era in her history, while the ad- 
dition of several new features to the class-day exercises made that 
day unusually interesting to the customary crowd of visitors and 
friends. The new chapel in beauty, symmetry and utility is all 
that the most critical could desire, and Wilson Hall is a com- 
modious fireproof building, admirably fitted to hold the valuable 
collection of books belonging to the college library. It has 
a capacity of 130,000 volumes, and is supplied with reading and 
consultation rooms and a cosy art gallery. 

Our chapter loses no members by the graduation of the class of 
' 85. All things considered. New Hampshire Alpha has made 

* A large number of letters have been received since September I. It was, 
however, deemed best to publish those which related to Commencement, and 
to defer the rest till No. 2. 


good progress since her organization last October. Convenient 
and comfortable apartments have been secured for a hall, which 
will be furnished and ready for occupancy at the beginning of the 
fall term. 

The chapter has a representative from the class of '86 on The 
Dartmouth^ a bi-weekly, edited by members chosen from the 
Senior class. 

Brother Rice also represents the Phis of '87 on the ^gis, an 
annual, published by the Junior class. One desirable man has 
been pledged and a member "spotted " from the incoming Fresh- 
man class. Our members are all enthusiastic, and the prospect 
for our future prosperity is certainly encouraging. 

June 27, '85. G. E. Whitehill. 

Vermont Alpha, University of Vermont. 

Another college year has dawned upon us and finds twenty of 
our original number in the ranks, full of Phi spirit and ready 
for active work, 

'89 enters the largest class in the history of the college, and 
out of the number we selected eight of the choicest and initiated 
them into the mysteries of 4^ itf on Friday evening, Sept. 25. 
Brothers Sawyer and Hayden, '83, Hoflfnagle, '84, and Bigwood, 
'85, were present on the occasion. 

We also had the pleasure of brother G. W. Shaw's company, 
from New Hampshire Alpha. He gave us a glowing account of 
the prosperity of our sister chapter, and made us all feel (what 
we have never doubted) that a good cause is bound to succeed, 
though it be in the ^rthest comer of the earth. 

Our meetings will be enlivened hereafter by music furnished 
by our orchestra, consisting of nine pieces. We congiatulate 
ourselves as entering upon one of the most profitable year's work 
in our chapter's history. 

We are pained to announce the indefinite suspension of H. 
W. Bell. 

September 29th, 1885. F. H. Clapp. 

New York Gamma, College of the City of New York. 

The N. Y. F chapter begins this, the third year of its existence, 
under the most favorable auspices. Excepting the graduates, all 
our old members are again with us, and we hope soon to add 
to their number. At Commencement we lost three of our men, 
brothers Randolph, Devoe and Hicks. This loss we feel keenly, 
for they had endeared themselves to the chapter by their earnest 
work in its behalf. Brothers Randolph and Devoe, both charter 
members, will, however, continue to maintain an active personal 


interest, as they will remain in New York, the former to enter 
ColumbisT Law School and the latter to teach in the public schools 
of this city. Brother Hicks will probably attend the Harvard 
School of Political Economy. 

At Commencement this chapter maintained its past high stand- 
ing, both in respect to the prizes taken and the offices held in the 
class and committees. Of the college honors awarded, those 
taken by fraternities were : 

^ J <P. '85, 2 ; '86, 7 ; '87, o ; '88, o ; total, 9. ARE, 
85, o ; '^6, o ; '87, i ; '88, o ; total, i. (^ T J, '85, 2 ; '86, 
o ; '87, 2 ; '88, i ; total, 5. J X, '85, o ; '86, o ; '87, o ; 
'88, o ; total, o. * J 0, '85. 3 ; '86, i ; '87, i ; '88, o ; 
total, 5. 

It may be mentioned that of the nine prizes obtained by 
A ^ 0, four were taken by one man. The prize speaking re- 
sulted in a victory for brother Randolph from among six com- 
petitors, themselves especially chosen to take part 

N. Y. Fhas sent to the chapters of -^, B, F, A, and some ofJB 
and Z provinces a copy oi \!ci^ Microcosm, the annual published by 
the fraternities here, and if more are obtainable, this chapter 
hopes to send one to each of those remaining. As F is desirous 
of obtaining a collection of college annuals, we would earnestly 
request sister chapters to exchange. 

Our relations with other fraternity chapters are of the most 
agreeable nature. Both A A ^ and A KEzxt in excellent con- 
dition, and the make up of the F -^ chapter would indicate a 
near awakening from the seemingly dormant condition of last 
year. There are rumors that & A X\% about to make large ad- 
ditions to its present number of one. Such an improvement 
would have the best wishes of chapters here. 

To conclude, the future of the chapter is full of promise and 
encouragement, to which the warm support of the alumni will 
prove no small factor. 
. September 10, '85. Albert Shiels. 

Pennsylvania Alpha, Lafayette College. 

With '85's Commencement Pennsylvania Alpha closed a very 
successful year, but at the same time we lose a number of men 
who have contributed largely to the success of our work and the 
strength of the chapter. From '85 we lose six men, — strong, 
earnest, working Phis. But our loss does not stop here. Brother 
Frey, '86, and brother Whaley, *^%, leave Lafayette and take a 
medical course at the University of Pennsylvania. Our best 
wislies go out with these members, who have been so long and 
so intimately associated with us. Although a large vacancy will 
be made by those retiring, we have a strong membership left, and 


feel confident that we will be able to fill up our ranks with men 
worthy of membership in our fraternity. 

Of the four honorary orations given to the class of '85, two 
were awarded to Phis. Brother Seal received the Scientific Ora- 
tion and brother Shaw the chief honor of his class — the Valedic- 
tory ; brother Ludlow received second honor. Brother Jadwin 
takes a prize in Biblical studies, but in the Junior Oratorical 
Contest we fall below last year's record. The first prize was 
awarded to 3, J K E, the second to your reporter, and the third 
to a non-frat. 

The annual banquet was held June 22, and was a grand suc- 
cess. Brother A. C. McCauley, '01, was master of ceremonies. 
Besides this genial ex-member of our chapter, we were glad to 
welcome brothers A. M. Lupfer, '80 ; T. B. Boughton, '81 ; C. 
H. Talmage, J. T. Baker, and J. W. Nute, all of '82, and G. G. 
Earl, '84 An elegant menu, good speeches, and the best of feel- 
ings made this an occasion long to be remembered. 

July 10, '85. W. H. Carey. 

Pennsylvania Beta, Pennsylvania College. 

We began the year's work with twelve members. In the class 
of '85 there were three Phis, brothers C. A. Aikens, Charles Rei- 
newald and E. £. Hoshour, and each one was graduated with 
credit to himself and the fraternity. They have left college walls, 
but we often see their familiar faces ; all three are studying the- 
ology at the Lutheran Seminary located here. 

Yet another loss : brother Frank A. Doll, of '87, has given up 
his college studies to enter business with his father at Frederick 
City, Md. We wish him success. 

But, as has ever been Pennsylvania Beta's history, with all her 
losses she has had her gains. Brother John Hill, after a year's 
absence, has returned, and is now a member of the class of '88. 
^ A G has been victorious over some of the other fraternities in 
the initiation of brothers F. D. J. Kaessmann, '^j^ of Baltimore, 
Md., and Arthur E. Linhart, '89, of Alleghany, Pa. These 
brothers are worthy bearers of the ** Sword and Shield," and I 
take pleasure in introducing them to all Phis. 

We now number fourteen. Our past histor}' reads well, and 
our future prospects are very hopeful. 

Oct. 5, '85. T. L. Crouse. 

Pennsylvania Gamma, Washington and Jefferson College. 

Unusual dignity and eclat, springing mainly from a concur- 
rence of ability and distinguished talents on the side of those who 
took part in the exercises, marked the eighty-fourth Commence- 


ment of Washington and Jefferson, which began June 21st and 
closed on the 24th, as one of the most successful and brilliant 
graduations in the history of the institution. Among the many 
incidents of the closing week that give pleasure to the Phi heart, 
none will be recalled oftener and with more satisfaction than 
the visit of our distinguished brother, Hon. Byron K. Elliott. 
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Indiana, who was present 
on the invitation of the literary societies to deliver before them 
the annual oration. 

In the afternoon of June 22 we tendered brother Elliott a re- 
ception in our hall. Indiana Phis who are personally acquainted 
with the Judge know just what his presence in the circle means, 
and are therefore prepared to appreciate the enthusiasm awak- 
ened in our breasts over our visitor. Judge Elliott's subject was : 
"The Great Autocrat." He showed that public opinion is the 
real ruler of the world, and has ruled since men first gathered 
into communities. Lack of space forbids us giving a compre- 
hensive synopsis of the discourse, which was, in the opinion of 
the cultured and appreciative audience, one of the ablest and 
most masterly that has been delivered at this quarter for years. 
Brother Elliott was compelled to hurry back to his labors, but he 
left with us happy memories of his short stay that will endure for 

In the class of '85 we lost four members — Donehoo, McEl- 
waine. Noble, and Scandrett On Class Day the poem was read 
by brother W. H. McElwaine ; the History, by brother J. D, 
Donehoo, and brother R. B. Scandrett was class artist. Of all 
of these performances the dailies of Washins:ton and Pittsburgh 
speak in flattering terms. At the reunion of the Philo and Union 
Literary Society, brothers Noble and Scandrett were among the 
few undeigraduates who were called upon for speeches. 

At the Commencement proper the Salutatory was pronounced 
% brother McElwaine, who was graduated cum laude. His sub- 
ject was : "From Another Point of View." Brother Donehoo 
was given an honoraiy oration, the theme of which was : ** The 
Pessimist." Brother Scandrett secured a Commencement ora- 
tion ; subject : "The Next Statue." The Valedictory was de- 
livered by brother Noble; subject: "Practical Sentiment." 
The first honor was awarded brother Noble, * * magna cum laude /' 
the second to brother McElwaine, " cum laude.'' 

The following is an enumeration of the prizes secured by the 
chapter: " Samuel Jones Classical Prizes" — First, $100, to G.W. 
Fulton, '86. " Samuel Jones Natural Science Prizes " — Second, 
♦25, to F. C. Noble, '85. " Alex. Reed Mental Science Prize " 
—$50, to R. B. Scandrett, '85. "English Literature Prize"— 
$50, to J. De Q. Donehoo, '85. "German Prizes" — Only 
award, $25, to W. T. Tredway, '86. The foregoing are all the 


prizes offered at this college. Brother J. M. McComb, '77, Lo- 
diana, Punjaub, India, was given the degree of A.M., and also 
brother Professor W. C. McClelland, '82. In addition to this 
honor, brother McClelland was chosen to fill the chair of English 
Language and Literature recently created. At the alumni dinner 
brother Scandrett delivered the Spoon Oration, to which brother 
Fulton, on behalf of the class of *86, was respondent. The vaca- 
tion has rolled away rapidly. College resumed session Septem- 
ber 16. On the 15th our brother of Ky. Alpha, Hon. A. E. 
Stevenson, First Assistant Postmaster-General, made a hurried 
trip to this place for the purpose of placing in 'Washington and 
Jefferson his son, Lewis G. Stevenson, and then hastily returned 
to his desk at the Capitol. While here, the Phis in the place 
called upon the distinguished official. Sixteen members have 
returned. Our "chances" for the ensuing term are ordinarily 
good. We are ready for fresh honors. 

Sept 17, '85. A. J. Montgomery, Jr. 

Pennsylvania Delta, Allegheny College. 

At the close of the college year Pennsylvania Delta has reason 
to be congratulated upon the results of the year's work. We 
know that some of the alumni have been disappointed at not see- 
ing more glowing reports in the Scroll, but they should remem- 
ber thai words are not the only indications of work. At the be- 
ginning of the college year only seven members returned ; we 
now number fourteen, the last initiate being Ernest R. Pond, of 
this city. 

At the celebration of the sixth anniversary we received letters 
from quite a number of correspondent members. 

A. J. Loom is is editing the Headlight at Deming, N. M.; D. 
W. Robinson is practising medicine at Pierre, Dakota ; D. W. 
Thayer is a book publisher at Atlanta, Ga. ; H. M. Hyde is in 
business at Clifton Springs, N. Y.; W. G. Warner is preaching 
in a suburb of Cincinnati, O. ; J. W. Kahle is in the oil business 
at Venus, Pa. ; J. A. Vance is studying law at East Liverpool, O. ; 
E. S. Blair and E. H. Pond have been attending Medical College 
at Michigan University. 

W. H. Gallup was the winner of the essay prize in the Philo- 
Franklin Society ; this makes the sixth prize won by our present 
membership, more than has been taken by the present member- 
ship of all the other fraternities combined. We have received a 
liberal share of the positions on the college papers, and will be 
represented on the Campus by Wells and Lynch during the 
coming year. 

The interest in the extension of ^ z/ (9 is by no means dim- 
inished, and we would be glad to see an Alpha Province conven- 


tion, if it was not feared that the distance for the outlying chap- 
ters was too great Possibly a system similar to the one followed 
by the National Convention might so divide the expense, that it 
would yet be practicable. 

Our scheme for a permanent hall of our own seems nearer 
consummation than ever before ; it will either be accomplished 
or abandoned soon. 

Our annual banquet will be held Wednesday, June 24, in our 
hall. We expect one of the most enjoyable times we have eyer 

Brothers Murray, Mason and Drake do not expect to return 
next year. Brother Murray may, however, return in the spring 
term. He remains out for the purpose of teaching. 

We desire to express through the Scroll the hope that the 
alumni correspondent members will keep us posted as to their 
whereabouts, and neither forget or neglect to write the annual 
letter to the chapter. 

June 16, '85. C. W, Proctor. 

Pennsylvania Epsilon, Dickinson College. 

The year just closed was a prosperous one for Pa. E ; her 
numbers have increased, her resources have been developed, and 
fraternity spirit has been quickened. We have had our share of 
honor : brother Lindsay was valedictorian of the class of '85, 
brother Wilson led the class of '86, brother W, M. Stine the 
Latin Science section of same class, and brother Porter the Latin 
Science section of '87. Brother Clearer took the medal in Sopho- 
more contest of the U. P. Society, and brother Heisse the silver 
medal in the Junior contest. The above record is a good one. 

Since our last report we have initiated brother W. M. Stine, 

Brother Stephens, who has been absent a year, will return in 
September and graduate with '87. 

We expect to return to college full of enthusiasm. Never were 
Pa. £'s prospects more encouraging. She struggled hard for 
position, has secured it, and we mean that she shall hold it in 
the face of opposition. 

July 23, '85. W. T. Graham. 


Virginia Beta, University or Virginia. 

Our session closed on the first of July. The Phis, as usual, 
came out well in the distribution of degrees, diplomas, and profi- 
ciencies. In the department of engineering, two out of three 
graduates were Phis— brothers Blakey and Guest We had three 


men in law, bat only one was an applicant for the B.L. , and he 
was unsuccessful, owing to illness both the night before and the 
day of the examination. The other two brothers, Fink and 
Ellis, were proficients in Constitutional and International Law. 
None of the above five will be with us next year, although we 
fully expected our two Western brothers would. 

The Phis in the Academical School did just as well. Brother 
Moss was graduated in French, Natural and Moral Philosophy ] 
Thomhill made several tickets in the Medical School ; Petrie 
made Pure Mathematics, Physics, and Intermediate Greek ; Pat- 
terson made General Chemistry, Early English, and Logic ; 
Hardaway made Applied Mathematics, Natural Philosophy, 
Mineralogy, and finished his drawings ; Pur}'ear made Natural 
Philosophy, Junior, and Intermediate Mathematics and some 
other tickets in the Engineering Department, besides getting ofif 
some of his drawings. Brother Valentine is now a graduate in 
the entire course of chemistry. I made General Chemistry, 
Anglo-Saxon, Modem English, History of Literature in the 
Latin School, and Intermediate Mathematics. No other frater- 
nity here, taken as a whole, did as well as 4^ ^ @. Brother Bo- 
hannon acted as assistant to Professor Venable in Pure Mathe- 

We harmonized exceedingly well together. The men were 
brotherly and companionable, and we only regret that so few of 
them will be back. Yet we have a bright prospect for next ses- 
sion, and will begin it with about twelve. 

Sept 8, '85. John D. Fletcher. 

North Carouna Beta, University of North Carolina. 

It gives me very great pleasure to report that our chapter is in 
a flourishing condition. 

Since the opening of this session all of our members have re- 
turned except brothers Neal, Marshall and McKinnon, but we 
expect that brother McKinnon will be with us in a few days. 

Thus far we have taken in only one new member, Mr. A. 

We are quite sorry to announce that we shall soon lose two of 
our most enthusiastic and talented brothers, Messrs. Hines and 
White, who will finish their course in law at this institution. Our 
chapter will sustain a great loss by the absence of these two mem- 
bers, who have been deeply concerned in the welfare and pros- 
perity of our fraternity. 

Sept 28, '85. A. M. Simmons. 



Georgia Alpha, University of Georgia. 

Georgia Alpha began the scholastic year with twelve members. 
Our initiates for the scholastic year are : J. W. Pate, O. S. Davis, 

B. F. Hawkins, N. B. Jones, and E. B. Cohen. W. A. Speer, 
formerly of Ga. B, affiliated with the chapter during the spring 
term. Brother J. D. Ashton returned to the University during 
the fall term. During this year we have lost brothers Ashton, 
Briggs, Clark, Davis and Pate. 

Brother M. D. Wright served as anniversarian of the Demos- 
thenian Society, and brother W. K. Stansell was elected a cham- 
pion debater from the same society. W. B. Powers and W. A. 
Sheer were elected spring debaters from the Demosthenian So- 
ciety, and J. D. Ashton was elected a spring debater from the 
Phi Kappa Society. M. T. Davis and W. A. Speer received So- 
phomore places. Our prospects for next year are good. We 
long to see 4^ -^ re-enter old Miami, her birih place. 

June 20, '85. W. A. Speer. 


Georgia Beta, Emory College. 

Various intervening circumstances have prevented me from 
writing before, but I am happy to state that I have good news to 
communicate. We will make the best record at Commence- 
ment that has ever been made by any fraternity at this college. 
We did that last year, but we have beaten our last year's record 
by several places. The following is a list of our speakers for 
Commencement : Sub-Freshman Class — ^J. E. Micler, W. B. 
Smith. Sophomore Class — H. T. Etheridge, J. P. McRec, W. 
H. Thomas, W. B. Watkins. Junior Class— W. W. Davis, J. 

C. Dean, W. B. Griffin, J. C. Speight. W. P. Thomas. R. W. 
Trimble. Senior Class— E. P. Allen, E. P. Bums, W. T. Han- 
son, J. Hollingsworth, E. C. Mobley, Jr. Honors Senior Class, 
four in all were given — ist, E. P. Allen ; 2d, J. Hollingsworth ; 
3d, E. P. Bums. Champion Debaters — ^J. Hollingsworth and 
E. C. Mobley, Jr. 

Speakers' places by classes, as compared with the other fratemi- 
ties : Sub-F., ^ A @, 2 ; X <^, i ; 2 A E, i ; Z ^, i ; J T J, 
o ; A & £1, o. Sophomore : ^ A ©, 4 ; X 0, 6 ; 2 A E, i ; 
KA, I ; A T A, I ; A ©A 2. Junior : ^ A 0, 6 ; X 0, i ; 
2 A E,o; KA, 4 ; A T A, o ; A G a, i. Senior : A 9, 
5 and 3 honors ; X 0, i ; 2 A E, 1 ; KA, 2 ; A T A, o ; 
A & £1, 2 and i honor. This will give an idea of how Phi Delta 
Theta stands at Emory. At Commencement, when the medals 
are read out for excellence in text-books and for the best essays, 
we are expecting to sweep the field. We think we will get 13 
out of the 1 9 given. 



Since our last report we have initiated several new members, 
three students, brothers Jules Ardis, Cal. ; W. B. Smith, Cal. ; 
and J. E. Lee, Fla.; and the crowning gloiy of our ** spiking" 
was the initiation of Rev. M. Callaway, D.D., Vice-President of 
Emory College. 

The following States are represented in our fraternity : Ala- 
bama, Georgia, Florida, Texas, and California. 

Number of members — class, '85, 5 ; '86, 7 ; '87, 6 ; '88, 5 ; 
'89, 3 ; total, 26. 

Every member of the clftb is working, and we expect to make 
as good a record in obtaining medals to be given Commence- 
ment as we have already done in getting speakers' places and 
honors. We will have a banquet during Commencement and 
will do our best to entertain all visiting Phis. 

May 28, '85. E. C. Mobley, Jr. 

Georgia Gamma, Mercer University. 

It affords me much pleasure, as the reporter of Georgia 
Gamma, to announce our prospects for the ensuing year quite 
flattering. Last year was one of the most prosperous years 
Georgia Gamma ever had. We initiated fourteen men, there 
being only two other chapters initiating more. We kept up a 
Social Club the whole time, and at Commencement gave a com- 
plimentary banquet^ to the Phi young ladies of the city, which 
was pronounced by* all in attendance one of the most elegant and 
enjoyable occasions of the kind ever held in Macon. The col- 
lege paper was run exclusively by our fraternity, and we also 
took our share of honors. We won a fair number of speakers' 
places, and out of the six debaters' places we took three. In our 
societies we ran five candidates and not one of them were de- 
feated. Sixteen of our old members have returned, and we hope 
to raise our standard still higher. 

We have initiated four new men already : W. P. Long, of 
Leesburg, Ga. ; William M. Ross, of Fort Valley, Ga. ; W. R. 
Jennings, of Crawfordville, Ga.; and J. W. Overstreet, of Syl- 
vania, Ga. 

Brother A. S. Rhodes, who left us last Christmas to teach, is 
with us again. 

Our class standing this year will be equal, if not superior, to 
any fraternity in college. No other fraternity will get any honors 
in the present Senior class. * 

Oct 4, '85. W. B. Hardman. 

Alabama Beta, State College of Alabama. 

Hating spent a pleasant vacation we return to college with re- 
newed energy and resolutions. College opened unusually well 
this year. 


By graduation we lost three men — Collier, Penn and Thach — 
and others not returning this year, our number is rather small at 
present, but I think we will be able to add several new names to 
our roll in a short time. With the addition of one new man we 
now number seven. 

We are discussing the library now, and if our alumni members 
will give us a little help we can have a first-class library in a little 

The other fraternity chapters here are working hard, but we 
always have led, and will make an effort to sustain our reputa- 
tion, about which we do not anticipate any trouble. The chapter 
is very much indebted to our Phi sisters for kindness to us all. I 
know no other chapter has such loyal sisters as we. It becomes 
our sad duty to report the death of our beloved brother, Walton 
T. Penn, of '85, who died at his home in Cusetta, Ala., on the 
1 5th inst. 

He was graduated from this college in June with high honors 
and he was always a true and noble Phi. 

September 23, 1885. L. W. Spratling. 

Texas Beta, University of Texas. 

The beginning of another year of study finds Texas Beta again 
at the head of fraternities in the university. The doors of the 
university had scarcely opened when a new knight swore alle- 
giance to the Shield and Dagger. Our new member, Samuel 
Thompson Camp, although one of the youngest students of the 
university, has already distinguished himself as a fluent and ready 
debater, and when here last year excited considerable interest by 
his youth and eloquence. 

Brother James B. Lewright, of Missouri Alpha, has affiliated 
with us and will lend his genial brightness to grace our meetings. 

Brother Swain has added new laurels to our beloved fraternity. 
He won the highest grade in a competitive examination for a 
cadetship at West Point and received the appointment. He is 
now in Oxford, Md., preparing himself for his new duties. 

Beta Theta Pi has established a chapter here and it is rumored 
that another fraternity will shortly establish one. The University 
of Texas bids fiaiir to become soon one of the largest fraternity 
centres in the South. The competition for good men is very 
strong and all honorable means are resorted to to obtain them. 

The Second Annual Convention of Texas Phis will be held 
here on the 14th and 15th of next month. We hope to make 
the occasion one which will prove long memorable in the annals 
of the firatemity. The name of brother Drew Pruitt at the head 
assures the success of the convention. 


We enter upon the new year with high hopes, and although 
our chapter is still joung, it is healthy and hardy, and promises 
continued development and strength. 

September 28, 1885. Constance Pessels. 

Tennessee Alpha, Vanderbilt Ukiversitt. 

In the September number of the Beta Theia Pi the editor in- 
sinuates that the list of honors taken at Vanderbilt last year and 
published in the June Scroll was compiled to show the pre- 
cedence of J Q over its rivals in greater contrast than was de- 
served. The editor may be ignorant of the fact, but that list of 
honors includes all the honors conferred on fraternity men at 
Vanderbilt last year. It clearly shows that ^ & got as many 
honors of every kind as any other fraternity ; and in the aggregate 
many more than any two others received. The editor also sees 
grammatical mistakes where he should see only typographical 
errors. Besides, in speaking of the question of taste, it would 
have been well for him to have noticed that the reply to the 
Beta, who had boasted through the city papers of how his fra- 
ternity came out ahead, was not through a city paper, but through 
the proper channel — the fraternity journal. 

Sept 26, '85. Phl 

Tennessee Beta, University of the South. 

Since the last report from our mountain chapter, isolated as it 
were from the outer world, but none the less active, it is our 
pleasant duty to introduce to the Phi world brothers B. Jamison 
and H. R. Bohn from New Orleans, La. Brother J. R. Pearson, 
Orange Grove, Fla., and Prof, G. White, an M.A., graduate of 
Harvard, and Professor of English Language and Literature, at 
the University. 

Brother E. U. Western has left our friendly circle to complete 
his law course at Lebanon. 

Brothers V. L. Terrell, E. L. Wells and C. B. Zeilin also left 
at the closing of last term. We regret exceedingly their de- 
parture, but wishing that success may crown their future en- 
deavors, we can only bid them a fond farewell, nothing daunted at 
the thinning of our ranks, which we hope to close again in no 
far future. Tenn. B is gaining at last as sure a foothold in the 
University as one or two of our contemporaries held unmolested 
until two years ago. 

We were fevored by a visit from brother Palmer a few days 
since. He was well pleased with our progress and chapter house, 
which is a marvel of beauty. 


We extend our congratulations to all and every one of our 
sister chapters. 

Sept. 6, '85. D. B. Smith. 

Tennessee Beta sends greeting to all the Phis with best wishes 
for success. 

Last week brother J. R. Pearson gave an elegant entertain- 
ment at his grandfather's residence, and the Phis were well repre- 
sented. This term we have increased the number of our literary 
exercises, all of which are fulfilled with the highest merit, as has 
always been the custom of the Phis. It would be hard, indeed, 
to find a finer set of men, whose interests are so harmoniously 
blended, as now compose our chapter. 

The excitement of "spiking" new students is now at an end, 
so all that remains for us to do is to rest on our laurels and wait 
for a new field of work. 

We have sent for the photographs and autographs of the 
founders of the fraternity, and hope soon to see them adorning 
the walls of our chapter house. Brother S. G. Jones has left for 
his home at Montgomery, Ala., where he will prepare for West 
Point ; but we hope to have him with us next term before he 
finally leaves for the academy, and we feel sure that he will do 
honor to the White and the Blue. 

Oct. 5, '85. H. R. BoHN. 

Ohio Beta, Wesleyan University. 

Vacation has come and gone, and we are once more standing 
in the arena ready for combat Time has wrought some changes 
in our chapter during the few months which have elapsed since 
last we met Brothers A. B. Murphy and J. W. Benschoten 
took passage on the bark of '85 ; brother Murphy is now a can- 
didate for the Ohio Legislature; brothers McCready, Clark, 
Lauck and O'Kane did not return to college ; brother T. B. 
Miller afiiliated from Indiana Delta, Butler University. 

We are at the present time seven in number, with a bright 
prospect before us of adding to our number several, of whom we 
shall have just reason to be proud. 

We were honored by a visit from brothers J. E. Brown, who 
was on his way to Ann Arbor, and James F. Steele, both of '84, 
who gave us words of encouragement which stimulated us to re- 
double our diligence for ^ A &, On next Sunday we intend to 
wear the blue and white as a token of our feelings in being per- 
mitted to welcome back home again our mother chapter, Ohio 


Alpha, having been reinstated with the good beginning of seven 

During the snmmer, at considerable expense, we remodeled 
one of our rooms. Encouraged by the successes of the past, and 
seeing that the present is pregnant with victory, we shall endeavor 
to make the future witness even greater achievements by our 
chapter than the past has seen. 

October i, 1885. W. F. Mair. 

Ohio Delta, University of Wooster. 

Vacation is past, and twelve enthusiastic Phis, reunited, have 
resolved to hold the standard of Ohio Delta well in the fore-front 
of the college ranks. We greet our brothers everywhere, trusting 
that from Maine to Texas our lines remain unbroken, and invoke 
good cheer and fair fortune upon you all. 

The University is apparently entering a very prosperous year 
with many new students, seemingly of good material. The fra- 
ternities are all in good condition and already engaged in friendly 
rivalry to secure new men. Ohio Delta will not be long in for- 
warding some names to add to the list of ^ 6, 

The personals of our last year's membership, now absent, will 
be found elsewhere. There is in preparation now a new hall to 
be the future headquarters of Ohio Delta. It is undoubtedly the 
finest hall in the city, and when we get into it, about the ist of 
November, we want all Phis who can to come and see us ; mean- 
while we would be glad to welcome them in our old hall. 

Sept 18, '85. T. S. Anderson. 

Ohio Zeta, Ohio State UNivERsmr, 

Since our last report we have initiated Fred. S. Ball, '88, of 
Portsmouth, O. 

On May 7th, the Inter-State Oratorical Contest was held in 
this city (Columbus) at Comstock Opera House. Phis and dele- 
gates began to arrive on the day before the contest and continued 
doing so almost to the hour of contest ^ A Q was more largely 
represented than any other fraternity. The following chapters of 
* J were represented : Ills. J, one; Ind. jT, one; Ohio J5, 
ten ; Ohio J^, four ; Ohio J, fourteen ; Ohio E, six. These, 
with the ten Phis of this chapter, made quite an assemblage. On 
the eve of the contest ** we " occupied in the Opera House nearly 
a whole section of the dress circle, and loud and long were our 
applauses in appreciation of brother A. G. Greenlee s oration. 
After the contest about thirty loyal Phis partook of a hastily pre- 
pared banquet at the American House. It is needless to say 


that full justice was done to the supper and that each one of us 
spent an enjoyable evening. 

The Fraternity Annual of this college will appear some time 
this week, and we would like to exchange Annuals with our 
chapters at other colleges. 

College closes June 24th and reopens Sept 17th. 

June 15, 1885. A. C. Reeves. 

Kentucky Alpha, Centre College. 

Our chapter rejoices in the possession of a new brother, Mr. 
T. D. Sparks, who comes to us from the Kentucky Military 

We deeply feel the loss of brother F. M. Wilson, who goes to 
the law department of the University of Michigan. 

At the last Commencement A Q came ofif with her usual 
full share of honors. 

Brother W. L. Sumrall covered himself with gloiy by taking 
both the Henry Barret Boyle Prize — a very fine gold watch — and 
the Sophomore English Prize. Brothers Murray Hubbard, G. 
E. Wiseman, E. D. Martin, W. L. Sumrall, E. B. Nelson, C. 
D. Grubbs, F. M. Wilson, F. N. Lee, and your reporter were 
all honorably mentioned on Commencement Day. In last year'a 
graduating class we mourn the loss of three Phis. They stood 
among the first of a class renowned as being the best in twenty 
years. We bid them God-speed and urge them to keep bright 
the fair record of the class of '85. 

September 8, 1885. R. S. Dawson. 


Indiana Alpha, Indiana University. 

Since our last report we have initiated Henry Ashley Nichols, 
'89, Wolcottville, Ind. , thus making our number at Commence- 
ment fifteen. During the year we have enrolled twenty mem- 
bers. Brother Jarrett was called home by sickness during the 
first term, soon after his initiation. Brother Orchard has com- 
pleted a course in a commercial school since January ist 
Brothers DuBois, Marsh and Burson have been out of college 
the last term. We confidently expect, at least, a part of the above 
to return with us next year. Of those who have formed the chap- 
ter during the last term, all expect to return except E. E. Grifiith, 
who was graduated June loth, receiving the degree A.B., and S. 
Foster, who will probably go to El Paso, Texas. 

Both brothers will be greatly missed. Both were initiated in 
September, 1881. Brother Griffith has been with the chapter 


continuously since then. Brother Foster has taken a vacation of 
one year in the meantime. Brother Griffith has secured an excel- 
lent position in the Indianapolis High School as Professor of 
Literature for the coming year, but intends to study law. We 
wish both unmeasured success, which their ability and persever- 
ance will doubtless secure to them. 

During the year the members of the chapter have held a rea- 
sonable proportion of the positions of honor. There are no 
honors in the Senior class, and those in the other classes are the 
class exhibitions, which occur as follows : Junior in the first 
term ; Sophomore in the second term ; and Freshman in the 
third term. Nine best essays are chosen by the foculty from 
those written by the class and these are read or spoken in public. 
On Junior exhibition we were represented by brother Alvin 
Heiney, on Freshman by brother Foster and Shiels. There was 
no Sophomore exhibition. 

Brother Griffith was "Tramp" on class day, June 9th, was an 
editor-in-chief of the Indiana S indent, and took a prize on Col- 
lege Temperance Contest 

Brother Foster was, during the year, Philo Contest Declaimer, 
Philo Spring Speaker, and on Freshman exhibition. Brother 
Beldon was a Spring Speaker from ** Athenian." The reporter 
read an essay on Scientific Exhibition, Tune 4th. Brother Fisher 
was recently elected president of class 88 ; this position is per- 
manent Brother Burson also was president of his class. 
Brother Alvin Heiney was valedictorian of Philo, June 5. 

The general summary of our honors for the year is something 
as follows, with possibly a few minor positions : Two class presi- 
dents, one class treasurer, one editor Indiana Student, two spring 
speakers, two contest declaimers, best grade in Freshman class ; 
one on Junior exhibition, two on Freshman exhibition, treasurer 
of Philomothean Society, one essayist on Scentific exhibition*, 
two representatives on Temperance Contest — one prize, valedic- 
tory of Philo, and one representative on class day. 

Some of those who left college last year will return next fall or 
in '%^. 

The prospects of the University under the new administration 
and president are most encouraging. The faculty now numbers 
22, against 15 as heretofore. The indications are that the Fresh- 
man class of '85-'86 will be large. The chapter is harmonious and 
alive to the importance of a vigorous campaign, with careful se- 
lection of those who shall wear the Sword and Shield. Our pros- 
pects are decidedly good. 

The University catalogue shows : 2 .Y, 23 enrolled ; ^ F A, 
21; A S, 20; 0KW, 19; B&n, II ; K A G, 28 ; SLiid 
jPKF, 13. None of these have better prospects for next year 
than 9 A.B. . 

June^ai, '85. Robert Newland. 


Indiana Beta, Wabash College. 

The Commencement this year has been of unusual interest in 
many respects. The different exercises were well ananged and 
full of interest In the ** Ivy Planting" exercises, which were 
conducted by the Junior class, brother C. F. Coyle took a prom- 
inent part Brothers Stockbarger and Sharpe were also in the 
class quartette. In the *• Class-day" exercises of '85 brother 
Dukes was prophet and brother Scofield poet. Brother Scofield's 
poem was the most popular part of the exercises, being received 
with enthusiastic applause. Our prize record for the third term 
is as follows : C. M. McDaniel, '85, second prize on Baldwin 
Oratorical Contest He was awarded first place in composition. 

C. F. Coyle, '86, second prize on Junior Essay. 

S. C. Spencer, '89, third prize in Declamation. 

O. S. Hoff'man, '89, first prize on entrance examination to 
Freshman class. 

S. C. Spencer second prize on entrance examination to Fresh- 
man class. 

Brother Little, '90, who was one of the contestants for the 
Preparatory prize in declamation, was called home to Texas by 
the illness of his mother, and was thus prevented from speaking. 
We are confident that he would have taken the first prize. In 
the report to the March Scroll, which was unavoidably not pub- 
lished, we were under the necessity of reporting the expulsion of 
J. W, Kieff", '87, for persistent violation of the "Bond.'" 

We think that this has had a good eff^ect on the chapter. We 
are sorry to report that brother Stockbarger will not return to 
college next year. He will be missed very much. 

June 10, '85. A. R. Miles. 

Indiana Gamma, Butler Uniyersfty. 

Commencement week at Butler passed off* quite successfully. 
There are but few prizes and no class honors awarded here, and 
the exercises of the week are one continuous literary exhibition. 
In these, Indiana Gamma led the van. In the society exhibitions 
brother Todd distanced all rivals in his splendid oration on 
**The God-Idea." Brothers Fall and Kerlin, as orator and 
essayist respectively, did themselves great credit On Com- 
mencement Day, brother J. A. Kautz, the prize orator of the col- 
lege, fairly outdid himself in his "Socialism vs. Individualism." 
All the papers which contained accounts of the exercises praised 
him in the highest terms. Brother O. M. Pruitt had a finely- 
written, timely oration on "Moral Politics." These two were 
our only graduates, but were our strongest men. Every one ad- 


mitted that they eclipsed the efforts of 2 X's men in fine style. 
ATA had no graduates this year. 

The college year which has just closed has been an unusually 
busy and prosperous one for Butler and Indiana Gamma. We 
have, as heretofore, more than held our own against ^ X and 
A T A. 

Brother J. A. Kautz won first prize at the college contest in 
March. Brother O. M. Pruitt was the delegate from Indiana to 
the Inter-State Oratorical Association. Brother W. W. Buchanan 
is president of the class of '88. We also have secretary, treasurer, 
and an orator in that class. Brother Baldridge is captain and 
pitcher of the college nine. 

At the election of a new board of directors, on June 19th, five 
of the fifteen members chosen were Phis : Rev. J. C. Miller, 
Ind. -^, '55 ; Hon. J. C. Robinson, Ind. -<4, '61 ; Jno. S. Duncan, 
Ind. r, '65 ; Hilton U. Brown, Ind. T, '80 ; Martin A. Morri- 
son, Ind. 7^. '^i. Brother T. M. Iden, '83, was re-elected sec- 
retary of the institution and treasurer of the faculty, at an in- 
creased salary. 

Brothers Kerlin, Baldridge, Buchanan and Eliason will not, 
for various reasons, be with us in the fall. Brother Gilcrest, 
however, who was out during the spring term, will be with us 
again. Though we shall miss the absent ones sadly, we hope to 
begin our work in September with all of Gamma's energy and 
enthusiasm, and trust we shall meet with corresponding success. 

August 17, 1885. H. T. Miller. 

Indiana Delta, Franklin College. 

College examinations are over and Commencement was held 
on June 11. On last Saturday night, contrary to usual custom, 
we had a stag banquet A number of the alumni of the city 
made this an occasion for a reunion, and a jolly reunion it was. 

The past year has been of more than usual prosperity to us. 
We have initiated five men, now numbering fourteen ; have 
moved into a new hall, which we have elegantly furnished. Our 
meetings have been such as have made lasting impressions. 

Brother R. A. Brown, '84, has been elected principal of the 
high school of Frankhn. 

June 19, 1885. W. A. Halteman. 

Indiana Epsilon, Hanover College. 

Hanover Commencement is to be on Thursday, June 18th. 
The graduating class numbers eighteen, of whom five are ^ J G, 
four are ATA, two are ^ A", two are F J, one is B ("J 11, 
and one is X ^ Q. The other three are non-fraternity. By the 
loss of our five Seniors our number will be reduced to twelve. 


Brother Frank D. Swope stands third in his class and so gets one 
of the honors. Hanover now gives three scholarship honors. 
Brother Swope also carried off the palm as an athlete at the re- 
cent Hanover College ** Field Day." He won four first places, 
also four second places in a contest of twelve athletic exercises. 
We have a bright outlook for next year. Of the six of us who 
are to be Seniors, three are elected for positions on the Hanover 
Monthly for next year. Brother W. T. Morrison vnll be editor- 
in-chief. Brothers C. H. McCaslin and J. W. LaGrange are to 
be co-ordinate editors. The staff ot the paper consists of nine 

Our last meeting this year will be on the i6th of June. The 
close of the proceedings will be a farewell address to our brothers 
of '85 by brother W. M. Amsden, of '86. 

Of the addresses to be delivered here in connection with Com- 
mencement, two will be given by representatives of ^ -J 0. 
Brother D. B. Banta, of '74, will deliver the Alumni address at 
the reunion of the Philalathean Society. Brother J. B. Swing, of 
'76, will deliver the diplomas of the Union Literary Society to 
the graduates. 

Brother Banta is pastor of the Presbyterian Church at Lebanon, 
Ind. Brother Swing is Judge of the Probate Court of Clermont 
county, Ohio. 

On Saturday, June 13th, was held the Pan-Hellenic Banquet. 
From 9 P.M. to 4 a.m. fifty couples made the hours merry. The 
banquet began at half-past nine and was continued past the mid- 
night hour. The following was the list of toasts : Magister 
Epularum, Rev. J. H. Barnard, J KE. Alumni Toasts — The 
Objects of Fraternities, Rev. W. R. Brown, D.D.,4^ J ; Greeks 
at the Bar, W. L. Fisher, A. B., ^ X; College Days, Miss Lil- 
lian Thompson, J -T; Greeks in the Pulpit, F. C. Holliday, D. 
D., J T A ; The Greek — Under and Post Graduate, M. C. Gar- 
ber, Esq., FA; The Province of Ladies' Fraternities, Mrs. 
Jennie Shaw, KA &; The Conservatism of the Old Greeks, 
Kev. A. C. Junkin, B & 11 ; The Board of Trustees, Hon. J. Y. 
Allison. Undergraduate Toa^s.— College Politics, D. C. 
Blythe, B H; '* Spiking," T. J. Giboney, F A; Our 
Brother Greeks, Miss Annie L. Adams, K A & ; Pan-Hellenism, 
W. C. Covert, 0J0; The Madison Ladies, Chas. Ailing, 2 X ; 
The Fraternity Idea, J. H. Hamilton, A T A \ College Song — a 
medley. At 12.15 a. m. the banquet and toasts had all been 
well served, and then 

" Through every pulse the music stole, 
And held sublime communion wiih the soul." 

This Pan-Hellenic banquet marks a new era in the social life 
of Hanover College fraternities, and this first attempt brings such 


brilliant success that we may wish for many more in future years. 
The pleasures of the occasion were such that all departed from 
the scene resolved to perpetuate Pan-Hellenic banquets. 

Phi Delta Theta was represented at the banquet by eleven 
members and their ladies. 

B Q n 2.x this place are the only ones to hold chapter ban- 
quets and invite ladies. Other fraternities will have ''stag" re- 

Brother C. H. McCastin is our reporter-elect for next year. 

On the eve of June nth brother H. M. Swope, '89, was ini- 

June 15, 1885. J« ^« LaGrange. 

Indiana Zeta, De Pauw University. 

The last days of the year were quiet and enjoyable. Good 
work has been accomplished. But not all was sunshine. The 
smooth waters of Indiana Zeta were troubled. She was com- 
pelled to expel Mr. W. S. Brown and Mr. Freeman Miller, both 
of '86, our only Juniors. 

June 19th was the occasion of our banquet. A warmer and 
heartier reception was never tendered, than at the elegant home 
of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Zeller, Knightsville, Ind., a small town 
fifteen miles from here. Mr. Zeller is not a Phi, and his son is a 
Beta. But, whether his very amiable daughter — Miss Minnie — 
is. we will let you answer. 

The early part of the evening was spent in rambling over the 
large lawns. A few minutes before nine, thirty-two couples 
entered the dining-room, where the most critical epicure was 
silenced. After doing justice to the menu amid a constant flow 
of brilliant repartee, we returned to the parlors and listened to 
the following toasts : 

Master of Ceremonies — J. M. Goodwin. Our Host and 
Hostess, C. H. McAnny ; The Shield and Dagger, Byron K. 
Elliott. LL.D.; Phi Delta Theta, H. W. Bever ; ''Odessy," 
Our William Goat, C. O. Thomas ; Indiana Zeta, J. B. Bridges ; 
Our Girls, J. U. Brown ; *'Ye Olden Days," C. O. Perry, '69; 
Our Seniors, W. J. Snyder ; Our Undergraduates, W. E. Mitchell. 

Wit, humor and fraternal love overflowing was characteristic 
of each. 

The remainder of the evening floated away pleasantly with 
smiles and laughter, while a few courted Terpsichore. Thus 
ended *'the most successful and complete banquet of the college 
vear ' 

Among the five speakers chosen by the faculty for Commence- 
ment, were brothers Goodwin and McAnny. These, with brother 
Mitchell, gave us three out of the twelve that spoke. 

With the loss of eight Seniors and the two Juniors expelled, 


we will have for a start : six Juniors, two Sophomores, three 
Freshmen, and two Senior Preps. 

J. M. Goodwin is practising law at Bowling Green, Ky., and 
is succeeding admirably. 

Brother Jordan will practise law at Indianapolis ; brother 
Mitchell will return and take law ; brother McAnny is preaching 
at Princeton, N. T. ; brothers Thomas and Christie will teach. 

August 12, 1885. W. J. Snyder. 

Michigan Beta, Michigan Agricultural College. 

Our college year has just opened. Ten loyal Phis gathered 
around our altar at our first meeting, eager for the work of an- 
other year. 

We lost five members by graduation. 

Brother Case, '87, has returned and will finish with '88. Phi 
evening was observed by us on August 1 7, and our chapter hall 
was filled with ladies and alumni. A very enjoyable evening was 
spent. The present Freshman class is a very large, and on the 
whole a fine one, and I hope in my next report to send the 
names of some new Phis. 

September 9, 1885. Nelson Mayo. 

Michigan Gamma, Hillsdale College. 

Another college year has passed, and as we look over our 
year's work, we can but say "well done." 

At the beginning of the fall term, only eight men answered to 
the roll call. But those eight Phis were as loyal and energetic 
as men could possibly be. 

Although few in numbers, we had some grand meetings in the 
rooms of one of our brothers. Our meeting place was a mystery 
to everybody, and there was much loose speculation as to the 
Phis habitation. But the Phis were not inactive during this time, 
they were laying plans for the future, which in the end were emi- 
nently successful. During that term we initiated four men, the 
best in college, two of whom had been vigorously "rushed" by 
our rivals the spring before. A banquet in their honor would be 
given, if they would only "go in with them." But they pre- 
ferred to "unite with Phi Delta Theta." Our initiates became 
just as loyal as we, and more so, if that were possible. A chap- 
ter home was talked of, and after much investigation (in which 
considerable time was consumed), we finally closed a contract 
for a hall in J. H. Marvin's magnificent brick block. The hall 
was in the "rough." According to agreement, the hall was 
partitioned, plastered, painted and * * fixed " to satisfy us, and we 
took possession about January ist, 1885. It is now acknowl- 


edged by fraternity men and all to be the finest chapter hall in 
the city. We pressed on and became so enthusiastic that even 
the word Phi in our Greek became a synonym for inspiration and 
energy, and to give and receive the Phi * * grip " was all the world 
to us. 

We dedicated our new sanctum with the initiation of all of our 
"pledged men," five in number. That was a meeting that never 
will be forgotten by those who participated in it. 

We were very much grieved because three of our brothers were 
called from college duties, but we had, nevertheless, a member- 
ship of twelve men during the winter and spring terms, and two 
pledged men, whom we initiated about Commencement time. 
We do not have as large a chapter as our rivals, but what we do 
have are the best that the institution affords. 

At the anniversaries of the literary societies of Hillsdale College, 
0^0 was conspicuous, as she had more speakers than any 
other chapter here, notwithstanding we are smaller in numbers. 

In the Alpha Kappa Phi Society, ^ G has three men, and 
two were chosen for the anniversary programme. In the Am- 
phictyon Society, one-half of the anniversary programme were 
Phis. In the Theadelphic Society, no fraternity was represented, 
as that society only enrolls one fraternity man, 2i A T A, 

They passed an amendment to their constitution, that no 
member of their society shall join a fraternity, so that gives the 
fraternity men that are now members their membership, but they 
are working out of that society very quickly. The amendment 
was passed out of ** chagrin." 

Last Commencement we had quite a pleasant little reunion, as 
brothers H. F. Schunck, L. T. Gould, N. C. Richards, John H. 
McGill, W. E. Allen and Geo. V. Deal (all but brothers Deal 
and McGill charter members), spent a few days with us and ex- 
pressed themselves as very much pleased with our hall and chap- 
ter. It encouraged us very much. 

Although we lose three men who will not return in September, 
brothers Herron, Taylor, and your reporter, yet the chapter will 
be opened with twelve members. Brothers Herron and Taylor 
took degrees. Your reporter hopes to return and complete his 
course one year from this fall. And now, when my duties as 
reporter for Michigan Gamma cease, I can prophesy a bright 
future for Michigan Gamma and for the fraternity in general. 
If any Phi wishes to see a lively chapter of his fraternity, let him 
drop in at Hillsdale College. We assure you all a hearty wel- 

Augusts, 1885. Jas. E. Davidson. 

Michigan Gamma commences the year with brighter prospects 
than ever before. Thirteen "jolly Phis" gathered in the chapter 
rooms the first meeting. We lost two most excellent men by 


42 TffE SCROLL. 

graduation last ^ear, brotheis Herron and Taylor. We a 
miss iroin our circle brothers Richardson, Lyons, Duguid a 

It gave US great pleasure to grasp the hands of brothers L: 
ford, Garlough and Harris, whom we had not expected to rett 
this year. 

Brother Moore, Illinois Delta, is with us. We iind him a vi 
congenial brother, and wish that other chapters wotild Bend 
men of the same kind. 

I now wish to introduce to the Phi world our new brothe 
M. W. Fisher and C. G. Corey. They are not new men in i 
college, although neither was present last year. They are n 
who will do honor to the fraternity at large as well as to their o 

We expect to initiate two more in the near future. 

We are at work furnishing our hall, and will soon have it ii 
fine condition. 

We have enthusiastic workers and a larger membership tt 
any other fraternity in college. 

September ai, 1885. W. 0. Robihsos. 

Ilunois Efsilon, Ilunois Wesleyan Universitt. 

The fall term finds Epsllon Chapter in a most flourishing c< 
dition. We start out with fifteen attendant members, alt v 
enthusiastic for the success of Phi Delta Theta. No new me 
bers have as yet been initiated. 

Brother Emmet Higbce, of '83, was with us last week. Ht 
the same enthusiastic Phi. We also have with us this wt 
brother J. F. Wright, of '85. Brother A. J, Barr, of '85, 1 
formed a partnership with J. F. Pollock and is practicing law 
this city. We are glad to have with us this year again broth 
A. W. Vanneman and R. Criswell, who were absent iirom c 
lege last year. 

There is one feature connected with the close of the collegi 
year last June which we consider of more than ordinary interc 
I refer to the annual banquet and reunion held by us each yi 
during Commencement week. About thirty couples were pres< 
and a royal lime was had. It was a grand aSair. We feel i: 
to say this, as it was pronounced by the city press and those w 
were present as one of the most successful gatherings of this ki 
held in the city. 

Sept. 30, '85. W. L. Miller. 


Illinois Zkta» Lombard University. 

Sad was our last meeting. Although we were all very much 
pleased to send out two such brothers as Carney and McCarl, yet 
we feel as though we needed their assistance always. The parting 
address to Uie graduates was delivered by brother Fairchild. He 
spoke very feelingly upon the work they had accomplished for 
^ J @. Both responded in very tender and fitting words, urging 
those who remained on to do more and greater work for our chap- 
ter. Nearly all the members responded when called upon, and 
every one expected to return in the &11 " and bring some good Phi 
timber" with him. 

On the morning of Commencement day we held a short call 
meeting ; there were eight old members present At this meet- 
ing we affiliated Rev. Amos Crum, Pastor of the First Universalist 
Church, of Dubuque, Iowa. We are, indeed, pleased to intro- 
duce him to our brothers. He is a great worker in society and 
one of the foremost ministers in this section. He was an enthu- 
siastic Phi Sigma. With all his other work he has not outdone 
his zeal for the Phis. He will make a valuable addition to our 

This year has been one of the most prosperous ever in the his- 
tory of the chapter. We have carpeted our hall, started a library; 
we have been greatly aided by gifts ; the President's and Secre- 
tary's desks, elegant window curtains, mantel lambrequins, &c. 
We have also held two banquets. Many of our chapter have held 
the highest office in the college. We have taken in eight mem- 
bers, and we close the year with much to encourage us, and we 
are resolved to do better the coming year. 

The Reporter for the coming year is brother L. Ward Brigham. 

July 5, 1885. Jno. R. Carpenter. 


Missouri Alpha, University of Missouri. 

Once more has Missouri Alpha crossed the threshold of a new 
year in her existence and entered upon her duties with a some- 
what diminished number, but eight men responding to the roil 
call at our first meeting. We are, however, hopeful of a better 
state of affairs in the near future, and have already begun our 
canvass among the new students. 

We have, as we believe, a splendid opportunity for winning 
honors during the ensuing scholastic year ; we are proud to say 
that of the unusually small graduating class of '86, which num- 
bers but nine men. that four wear the much-loved sword-shield. 

There are four medals and one honor in the senior class ; three 
medals, two prizes and one honor in the junior class, and we con- 
fidently expect to carry off our full share. 


Our alumni of '85 are located as follows : Brother Roberts is 
principal of the Public Schools of East Joplin ; brother Means is 
teaching at Stewartsville ; brother Smith teaches at Hickman 
Mills, and brother Johnson is in a bank at Lebanon. 

Our undergraduate members, who do not return, are : Brothers 
J. O. Sewright and M. Fink, who will attend Missouri Medical 
College in St Louis ; brother J. B. Sewright, who attends Texas 
State University, and whom we cordially commend to Phis there ; 
brother F. N. Peters, who will teach at Shelbina until the second 
semester, when he will return ; brothers W. P. King and W. W. 
Mitchell, who are both pursuing the study of law at their respect- 
ive homes, brother King being at Sedalia and brother Mitchell at 
Shelbyville ; and brother W. F. Knox is still in the East. 

Brother Spill man, who was not with us last year, has returned,, 
and Missouri A rejoices at once more being able to grasp him by 
the hand. 

Brother Weed, who was compelled to retire from college at the 
close of the first semester of last year, has returned. 

Brother Wright is studying medicine and completing his 
academic course in lo tempore ; brother Jaeger is, in a like man- 
ner, finishing engineering in connection with his course in 

Brother J. S. Snoddy, class of *%^, is spoken of very favorably 
as Assistant Librarian of the University, but until he receives his 
call, he lives secure in his "Tusculum " at Armstrong. 

Our hall of meeting is the same in which we ' ' held forth " last 
year, we having rented it from the Knights of Pythias. 

We wish all sister chapters a happy and prosperous year. 

September 16, 1885. Henry W. Clark. 

I HAVE the pleasure of introducing to the Phi world the follow- 
ing initiates : R. W. Dooley (Law), class '87 ; J. B. Lewright, 
class '86 ; J. O. Lewright, class '86. 

Brothers J. B. and J. O. Lewright were initiated late in the 
year of '85, and brother Wright did not report their initiation, as 
they were initiated after his report Brother J. B. Lewright at- 
tends Texas State University at Austin, and we heartily commend 
him to the Phis of that place. Brother J. O. Lewright is attend- 
ing Missouri Medical College in St Louis. We are sorry to lose 
these brothers. 

Oct 2, '85. H. W. Clark. 

Kansas Alpha, University of Kansas. 

In obedience to the decision of Kansas Alpha, I assume the 
pleasant duty of reporter. We begin this year with 14 zealous 
<Ps. Brother Cook, '85, is principal of the Solomon City schools ; 
brother Caldwell is business manager of the Lawrence y^^i^rffo/. 


and brother O'Brien will be engaged in teaching during the year. 
Brother Chace, having been detained from college for the past 
two years, has returned and entered the Junior law class. 

On last Saturday night we initiated William Snyder, in whom 
we have a noble brother. We enjoyed a visit from brother J. J. 
Wilson, of Kentucky Alpha, at the beginning of the term. At 
our first chapter meeting, in response to a short address of wel- 
come, brother Wilson delivered a stirring speech on *' Fraternity 
Spirit," which had the true ring of feeling. This year opens 
with the most flattering prospects for our chapter, which no 
longer struggles for existence, but now stands upright in the 
number and strength of its individual members, and although 
we are somewhat isolated from the Phi world at large by our 
uestem location, we love our fraternity both at home and abroad, 
and are keeping the fires of devotion constantly burning. 

September 28, 1885. B. P. Blair. 

Nebraska Alpha, University of Nebraska. 

Our college year has ended, and, taken as a whole, a very 
pleasant year it has bfsen. Though during the year the storm of 
anti-fraternity opposition forced the fraternities to take refiige 
under the shelter of a new society, yet the success of our venture 
has been so complete that we are really thankful that we had the 
chance to leave the barbarian societies. 

The Philo exhibition of this Commencement was pronounced 
the finest ever delivered by the literary societies of the University. 
Four of the five who were graduated from the academic depart- 
ment yesterday were Philos. 

We shall probably have a hall next year. If so, we already 
have enough pledged to easily furnish it in the finest style. 

We are proud of our literary society. But in glorying over her 
victories we do not forget our fraternity. During the year we 
have added but two initiates to our ranks ; still, as all the charter 
members were with us, we had a fine chapter of ten men. 

There are so few honors to be taken at the N. S. U. that we 
can announce but few victories of that class. Still, to the honors of 
studying well, of writing and speaking well, of acting well the part 
of loyal brothers, to such honors each individual of our chapter 
can justly lay claim. We do not possess an "absent member." 
In other matters, brothers Frankforter and McMillan represented 
Phidom in the June class of the Philodecian. Brother McMillan 
and ye Reporter were of the graduating orators. Brother McMil- 
lan's oration received the highest encomiums on the part of the 
press of the city. Brother Force's company failed to carry off the 
banner as the best drilled company, owing to inattention on the 
part of one or two of his men. But his picked squad of gunners 


easily won the guidon offered as the prize in the artilleiy contest 
The judges complimented brother Force very highly on his abil- 
ity as an officer. 

On our college paper, brother McMillan is at present managing 
editor, a position held by ye Reporter during the first semester. 

Our boys are an industrious set To spend the summer vaca- 
tion in a profitable manner, brother McMillan has obtained the 
position of Custodian of the Museum of the University ; brother 
Force will probably act as line man on an extension of the B. & 
M. into Kansas ; brothers Grates and Fulmer have obtained posi- 
tions on the Census Bureau ; brother Canaday is local on the 
Democrat of this city ; brother Frankforter is book-keeper in a 
large elevator, and brother Codding will assist his father in civil 

Our prospects for next year are good. We have pledged two 
good men, and hope to have a chapter of fifteen before the close 
of the year. 

Nebraska A is greatly pleased to know of the existence of Kan- 
sas (?) (Missouri) Alpha alumni. This is a necessary line of 
extension. Thus only can our fraternity be what it should be, 
not only a brotherhood of college students, but beyond this, a 
working organization of cultured men of business throughout the 
Union. If each Phi does his best, the day is not far distant when 
each city shall boast of an active and flourishing lodge of Phi 
Delta Theta, 

June II, 1885. E. J. Churchill. 

Minnesota Alpha, Uuiversity of Minnesota. 

Minnesota Alpha has been dealing with success this year. The 
University will be improved by the erection of a fine mechanical 
hall. Our Commencement exercises were unusually interesting 
this year. Cyrus Northrop, our new President, was inaugurated. 
The University's future is bright Brothers Gray and Abbot go 
out with the graduating class. Abbot will make his mark at law ; 
Gray will find fame in journalism. Gray performed the office of 
Valedictorian in a masterly way, and was again highly honored 
by being the choice of the University for the office of delivering 
the student's welcome to the new President The students part 
with him reluctantly. Brother Hoage, of '84, has accepted the 
position as instructor in surveying and civil engineering in 
this University ; he fills the place of a graduate of the Boston 
School of Technology, whose work was unsatisfactory. We occa- 
sionally receive a visit firom brother Irwin, of Wooster University, 
Ohio. We wish he would stay with us. We go into better 
rooms next year. Our number will be eleven. 

July 6, 1885. WlLUAM DONAHOWSR. 


Hall of Alabama Beta, Chapter of Phi Delta Theta. 

At a meeting of this Chapter, held this day, the following pre- 
amble and resolutions were adopted : 

WhtrtaSy the unsparing hand of Death has taken from us Wal- 
ton T. Penn, a beloved brother, a courteous gentleman, and a 
generous comrade, the Almighty has called him away from the 
scene of his earthly trials to reward him for the deeds which have 
marked him so conspicuously among his fellow-men for purity 
of life and honorable bearing. Be it 

Resolved, That we truly lament his loss ; that with sorrowing 
hearts we realize that his voice is hushed to us forever, his genial 
face hidden from us forevermore. That while with patience we 
bow to the decree of an all-wise Providence, we sadly record with 
an unworthy pen the qualities which have endeared him to us, 
and the deeds which have made him prominent in our fraternity. 

Resolved, That we beg to ofifer our heartfelt condolence to his 
afflicted fomily in the hour of their bereavement, and express the 
sympathy we feel for them in their irreparable loss. 

Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be presented to his 
bereaved &mily, and that they be published in the Opelika Times 
and the Scroll of Phi Delta Theta. 

A. J. Alexander, 
C. L. Newman, 




We are enabled to publish the following just before going to press : 

It gives me great pleasure to announce to the fraternity that 
Ohio Alpha will again appear upon our chapter roll as an active 

We can congratulate ourselves upon having been first upon 
the field and first to succeed among the fraternities, whose birth- 
place was Miami, in bringing again into life our parent chapter. 

Ohio Alpha was re-established on the night of October 3d, in 
the presence of and by the aid of eleven loyal Phis, who left their 
labors behind for a few hours to enjoy a few moments, as it 
seemed, of college pleasures. 

Eight solid men, seven of them new, one — brother Morris, an 
old Phi — now support the white and blue banners at Miami. 
Their names, as written on the charter, are: W. E. Morris, 
Liberty, Ind. ; W. H. Foster, Morning Sun, O. ; Saml. W. 
Townsend, W. J. Rusk, Geo. F. Garrod, Jas. R. Mayo, and W. 
E. Clough, Oxford, O. ; Jas. C. Mount, Connersville, Ind. 

or these, one is a Sophomore, one a preparatory student, and 
the remaining six Freshmen. 

To the earnest efforts of brother W. E. O'Kane is due the 
success which Phi Delta Theta has achieved. 

I trust that brother Morris will find a reward for his labors in 
the fraternal associations of his brothers. 

To the presence also of brothers Scott Bonham, George W. 
Ozias, E. H. Baker, young attomies of Cincinnati ; W. H. Hol- 
land. P. W. Wilson, Dr. W. H. Hawley, S. G. Ramsey, W. F. 
Hurst, Ohio Z ; W. E. O'Kane and F. W. Millington, Ohio B, 
our new brothers may ascribe the thoroughness of their first les- 
sons in Grecian culture. 

Oct 7, '85. J. E. Randall. 

Nashville, Tenn., Oct. 3, 1885. 
Phi Delta Theta Fraternity, Oxford, Ohio : 

May the new Ohio Alpha equal the Ohio Alpha of the olden 
time. Tennessee Alpha. 

Indianapolis, Ind., Oct 3, 1885. 

W. E. O'Kane, Oxford, Ohio : 

The Indianapolis Alumni send greeting to the reorganized 
Ohio Alpha, and regret their inability to be present at the meet- 
ing to-night May the chapter and the University achieve the 
success that comes from deserving it Benj. Harrison, 

Hilton U. Brown, 
C. L. Goodwin, 
B. K. Elliott. 


From Brother OKane, 

Delaware, Ohio, Oct 6, 1885. 
Mr. H. U. Brown : 

Dear Brother : Ohio Alpha was re-established last Saturday 
night with eight charter members. Their names are : W. £. 
Morris (formerlv Indiana Beta), '89 ; W. J. Rush, '89 ; Sam 'I 
W. Townsend, '89 ; Geo. F. Garrod, '89 ; Jas. R. Mays, '89 ; 
Will E. Clough, '89 ; W. H. Foster, '88, and James C. Mount, 
'90. You will notice that most of them are in the Freshman 
class. This was necessary, because most of the University are in 
that class, there being no class higher than Sophomore. I have 
not heard yet as to the attitude. Dr. McFarland has taken 
toward the chapter, but think that everything will be all right. 
By the way, one of our men received a letter from 4^ /' J re- 
questing him to get together a crowd for initiation into that fra- 
ternity. He answered that he would be pleased to do it, only he 
thought it hardly right for a member of 4^ J @ to organize a 
chapter of ^ -T J. This letter was the first intimation I had 
that ^ r A was attempting to enter Miami. I think that B & 11 
will be the next fraternity to organize, at least they seem to be 
the most active. In our chapter are four men that were spiked 
by the Betas, while we were successful in every instance, securing 
every one we invited. The success of Ohio Alpha, I think, is 
assured. In the Bond, W. E. O'Kane. 


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Address of the Editors is No. 2136 Seventh Avenue, New York, N. Y. 
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National Convention. 

The next National Convention wrill be held at Cincinnati, Ohio, in the 
XXXVIII year of the Fraternity, commencing lo ▲. m. Monday, October f 8, 
1886, and closing the followring Friday. 

Orator— Hon. William F. Vilas, Washington, D. C. 
Poet— Eugene Field, Chicago, 111. 
AltematePoet— A. Gwyn Foster, El Paso, Texas. 
Historian — ^A. A. Steams, Cleveland, Ohio. 
Prophet— Hermon A. Kelley, Kelley's Island, Ohio. 

General Council. 

Preadent—H. U. Brown, 361 Massachusetts Ave., Indianapolis, Ind. 
Secretary— C. P. Bassett, 784 Broad Street, Newark, N. J. 
Treasurer- C. A. Foster, Trenton, Mo. 
Historian — A. A. Steams, 236 Superior St, Cleveland, Ohio. 

Delta Province Association. 

Vice-President, W. E. O'Kane, Delaware, Ohio. 
Secretary— W. E. Bundy. Wclbton, Ohio. 
Treasurer — T. R. Calder, Alexandria, Pa. 
Historian — ^H. A. Kahler, McConnelsville, Ohio. 
Wazden — ^A. A. Kohler, Akron, Ohio. 
The next Convention will be held at Delaware, Ohio, May 13 and 14, 1886, 

Indiana State Association. 

President— T. A. Kauiz, Irvington, Ind. 
Secretary— Kobert Newland, Bloomington, Ind. 
Warden— J. W. La Grange, Franklin, Ind. 

Alabama State Association. 

President — M. P. Le Grand. 

Vice President and Historian 

Secretary and Treasurer 

Province Presidents. 

Alpha Province— G. E. Sawjrer, Burlington, Vt. 

Beta Province — Orren L. Steames, Richmond, Va. 

Gamma Province — S. P. Gilbert, Atlanta, Ga. 

Delta Province— J. E. Randall, i Indianola Place, Columbus, Ohio. 

Epsilon Province— T. M. Goodwin, Bowling Green, Kentuckv. 

Zeta Province— T. H. Simmons, Suite 14, 115 Monroe St., Chicago, 111. 

Eta Province— T. S. Ridge, 11 16 Main Street, Kansas City, Mo. 

Chapter Reporters. 

alpha province. 

Maine Alpha — Colby University — Geo. E. Googins, Waterville, Me. 

New Hampshire Alpha— Dartmouth College— G. E. Whitehill, Hano- 
ver, N. H. 

Vermont Alpha— University of Vermont— F. H. Clapp, 32 Grant St., 
Burlington, Vt. 

New York Beta — ^Union College Schenectady, N. Y. 

New York Gamma— College of the City of New York— Albert Shiels, 
896 Broadway, New York, N. Y. 

New York DelU— Columbia College— W. R. Wharton, 29 W.36th Street, 
New York, N. Y. 

Pennsylvania Alpha — Lafayette College , Easton, Pa. 

Pennsylvania Beta — Pennsylvania College — T. L. Crouse, Gettysburg, Pa. 

Pennsylvania Gamma— Washington and Jefferson College— A. J. Mont- 
gomery, Jr., Box 602, Washington, Pa. 

Pennsylvania Delta— Allegheny College— Charles P. Lynch, Box 701, 
Meadville, Pa. 



PcansylTmniA EptUon — Dickinson College— W. T. Graham, Carlisle, Pa. 

PennsjWania &Ur— University of PtennsylTania-E. H. Small, 3348 Wal- 
nut Stieet, Philadelphia, Pa. 

New York Alpha Alumni— New York, N. Y., Glenn Andrews, 410 £. 
36th Street 


Virginia Alpha — Roanoke CoUej^ — Furmin J. Smith, Roanoke, Va. 

Virginia Beta— UniTcnity of Virginia— John D. Fletcher, University o i 
Virginia, Va. 

Virgmia Gamma —Randolph-Macon College— J. T Barbam, Ashland, Va. 

Virginia Delta— Richmond College S v. Fiery, Richmond, Va. 

Virginia Epsilon — Virginia Milita^ Institute— G. B. Miller, Lexlneton, Va. 

North Carolina BetJ^University of Xorth Carolina — A. M. Simmons, 
Chapel HiU, North Carolina. 

South Carolina Alpha— Wofibrd CoUttjc — Spartanbure, S. C. 

South Carolina Beta — South Carolina O^llege— A. C. Moore, Columbia, S.C. 

Virginia Alpha Alumni — Richmond— Lr. C. M. Shields, 119 N. Fifth St., 
Richmond, Va. 

District of Columbia Alpha Alumni— Washington— S. H. Kelley, 608 12th 
St, N. W., Washington, D. C. 

Maryland Alpha Alumni — Baltimore -W. H. H. Raleigh, 23 Hanover St., 
Baltimore, Md. 


Georgia Alpha — University of Georgia — W. A. Speer, Athens, Ga. 

Georgia Beta — Emory College- £. C. Mobley, Jr., Oxford, Ga. 

Georgia Gamma — Mocer University — W. B.Hardman, Macon, Ga. 

Alabama Alpha — University of Alabama— W. E. Booker, Tuscaloosa, Ala. 

Alabama Beta — State College of Alabama— L. W. Spratling Auburn, Ala. 

Mississippi Alpha — University of Mississippi — T. W. Yates, Oxford, Miss. 

Texas Beta— University of lexas— Hugh Swain, Austin, Tex. 

Tennessee Alpha — Vanderbilt University— Waller Deering. 657 Broad St., 
Nashville, Tenn. 

Tennessee Beta — University of the South — H. R. Bohn, Sewanee, Tenn. 

Georgia Alpha Alumni, Columbus — Ira bowman, Columbus, Ga. 

Alarama Alpha Alumni — Montgomery — Alva Fitzpatrick, Montgomery, Ala. 

Tennessee Alpha Alumni — Nasnville — R. F. Jackson, 56^^ N. Cherry St., 
Nashville. Tenn. 


Ohio Beta— Ohio Wesleyan University —W. F. Mair, Delaware, Ohio. 

Ohio Gamma— Ohio University — W. E. Bundy, Athens, Ohio. 

Ohio Delta— Universitv of Woostcr— T, S. Anderson. VVooster, Ohio. 

Ohio Epsilon— Butchei College — E. C. Pa^e, Akron, Ohio. 

Ohio Zeta— Ohio State University— A. C. Reeves, Columbus, Ohio. 

Kentucky Alpha — Centre College— R. S. Dawson, Danville. Ky. 

Ohio Alpha Alumni — Cincinnati— Dr. J. A. Thompson, 113 W. 9th St., 
Cincinnati, Ohio. 

Ohio Beta Alumni—Akron W. J. McCreary, 128 Browr St., Akron, Ohio. 

Kentucky Alpha Alumni -Louisville — I). N. Marble, 543 frurth Av., 
Louisvil e, Ky. 


Indiana Alpha— Indiana University- Robert Ncwland, Bloomington, Ind. 
Indiana Beta Wabash College— A. R Miles, Crawfordsville, Ind. 
Indiana Gamma— Butler University— II. T. Miller, Irvington, Ind. 
Indiana Delta— Franklin College — H. N. Gant, Franklin, Ind. 
Indiana Epsilon — Hanover College— J. V. La Grange, Hanover, Ind. 
Indiana Zeta — De Pauw University — W. y Snyder, Greencastle, Ind. 
Michigan Beta— State College of Michigan— Nelson Mayo, Agricultural 
College, Mich. 


Michigan Gamma— -Hillsdale College — W. O. Robinson, Hillsdale, Mich. 
Indiana Alpha Alumni — Franklin — T. C. Donnell, Franklin, Ind. 
Indiana £kta Alumni— Indianapolis — C. L. Goodwin, ** Indianapolis 
Times,*' Indianapolis, Ind. 


nihiois Gamma — Address Province President 

Illinois Delta — Knox College— J. B. Brown, Galesburg, 111. 

Illinois Epsilon— Illinois Wesleyan University — W. L. Miller, Blooming- 
ton. HI. 

Illinois Zeta — Lombard University— John R. Carpenter, Galesburg, 111. 

Wisconsin Alpha— University of Wisconsin — H. Fehr, 424 Lake Street, 
Madison, Wis. 

Illinois Alpha Alunmi— Chicago— M. M. Boddie, 46 Portland Block, 
Chicago, 111. 

lUmois Beta Alumni — Galesburg — Rev. £. L. Conger, Galesburg, HI. 


Missouri Alpha — University of Missouri — H. W. Clark, Box 278, Col- 
umbia, Mo. 

Missouri Beta — Westminster College— T. N. Wilkerson, Fulton, Mo. 

Kansas Alpha— University of Kansas — B. P. Blair, Box 382, Lawrence, 

Nebraska Alpha — University of Nebraska— E. J. Churchill, 1335 N St, 
Lincoln, Neb. 

Iowa Alpha — ^lowa Wesleyan University — J. F. Riggs, Mount Pleasant, Iowa. 

Iowa Beta — State University of Iowa— J. H Dickey, Iowa City, Iowa. 

Minnesota Alpha — University of Minnesota — William Donahower, Minne- 
apolis, Minn. 


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Vol. X.— NOVEMBER, 1885.— No. 2. 


Section I. 

In the Delta Kappa Epsilon Quarterly of April ult., as repub- 
lished in the Scroll of Jun-3 last, is an article concerning some 
or all the charter members and the origin of the Kappa Chapter 
of that fraternity, in Miami University, which deserves some at- 
tention. The paper is signed by Andrew C. Kemper, one of 
** the Immortal Six," and is, of course, the best apology possible 
for the conduct of the ' * Six, " in the business referred to. Dr. 
Kemper's article is not destitute of literary merit. Its imagina- 
tion and graceful rhetoric, indeed, constitute its chief excellence. 
It is further remarkable for its variations from veiity and for as- 
persions cast upon the faculty of his alma mater and the frater- 
nity of which he once was a member and an oflScer — a shot of 
Parthian poisoned arrows in soak for more than thirty years ! 

It is sometimes pleasant to review the past, to fij^ht old battles 
over again ; but such pleasure is sometimes m ngled with sad- 
ness, as in the c^se alluded to by Dr. Kemper, for two of the 
men most conspicuous in his references are dead, and of them 
we would prefer to say naught but pleasant words, if loyalty to 
the truth and faithfulness to the living were not paramount to 
mere sentiment What, then, are 


A high degree of prosperity had been given to the Phi Delta 
Theta Fraternity from its origin, during the period — less than 
three years — under review. Its work had been of such a charac- 
ter as to command the respect of the outside world and to win 
and retain the whole hearts of the brethren ot the mystic tie. 
Not a man, so far, had refused to join the band when asked to 
do so. It was a popular institution and its first peril came from 
its prosperity. 

Early in Octobor, r85i, the Alpha Chapter of Miami University 
had twelve attendant members. Dr. Kemper says "they were di- 
vided into sixes," and that in the discussion of the temperance 
question at the sessions of the chapter, week after week, "the 


total abstainers had the advantage of being coached by their 
friends in the faculty ; besides which they adroitly made one of 
their opponents the presiding officer, thus securing six votes to 

Before the writer of this paper is the secretary's book of the 
Ohio Alpha, containing the official records of that eventful time, 
and in it there is not any mention of such an ** edict " compelling 
total abstinence, nor even an allusion to this exciting temperance 
discussion, that so stirred the minds of the brethren, as claimed 
by the doctor ; and the name of '* the presiding officer " of that 
time happens not to be one oi his "six." Old records do not 
always concur with one's memory or imagination. And further, 
the doctor is slightly inaccurate in his division of the twelve, for 
his six seems to be but Jive and the opposing six to have been 
seven, "The temperance men," as Dr. K. calls them, all re- 
mained in the good 4^ J ship after the storm was over. They 
were seven in number, viz.: Anderson, Boude, Lane, Harrison, 
Holmes, Ross, and Swing. The officers were : Ben. Harrison, 
Pres. ; A. C. Kemper, Warden ; I. S. Lane, Sec. The doctor 
has hardly forgotten that he declined, as warden, to arraign 
Childs and McNutt for drunkenness, according to his pledged 
duty, until he was peremptorily ordered to do so by the chapter. 

Prominent among the grave charges that bristle up through 
the doctor's onslaught is, that Alpha Chapter, at the time re- 
ferred to, *' was understood to be controlled by members of the 
faculty, who did not belong to the fraternity, through the instru- 
mentality of certain of its members." Again he alleges that the 
temperance party was ** coached by their friends in the faculty." 
Their five opponents "were conscious that they were fighting 
the unnamed members of the faculty ;" and the manliness of the 
five aforesaid "made them revolt against what they considered 
the mean espionage of faculty control." 

\\'ho were the faculty of that time and what sort of men were 
they ? To testify touching three out of Ihat five, a satisfactory 
vritness is Dr. Andrew C. Kemper. 

J. C. Moffat was then Professor of the Latin Language. Dr. 
K. speaks of him as * * that thorough scholar and rhetorician, the 
bulwark oi A J 4^ at Miami." Of course, for these two reasons, 
he would not be mean enough to try to control another fraternity. 
Again, Dr. K. declares that * ' Childs was a favorite of the accom- 
plished linguist and true Christian, Charles Elliot; he was 
Professor of the Greek Language. Certainly he, as a " true 
Christian," would not attempt an underhand and mean efibrt to 
compel men to be temperate, especially through his "favorite," 
James H. Childs. 

Dr. O. N. Stoddard was Professor of Natural Science, &c 
Dr. K. calls him "that venerable and sagacious philosopher." 


Does Dr. K., or any other man, think it a "sagacious" thing to 
be a party to a ''mean espionage," or a sneaking and indirect 
way, even in doing good ? If thirty years ago he thought so, he 
knows better now. 

T. J. Matthews was the Mathematical Professor then. His 
son Samuel R. was at the time a Phi, but went off with the five. 
No Dike ever dreamed that Sam was coached for temperance by 
his father ; Prof. Matthews was amenable to no such charge. 

Only one man was left besides as professor in the college 
proper, W. C. Anderson ; and though he was a good sized man 
every way, he was hardly large enough, president though he was, 
to be a whole /acuity, even in Dr. Kemper's eyes ; and that he 
was guilty in any sense of such a petty, mean business, is not to 
be thought of for a moment by any one who knew the whole- 
hearted, chivalrous. Christian gentleman that he was. Such 
insinuations against such men need no refutation to those who 
knew them. They carry absurdity on their face. 

And who were the seven tools so skillfully used by such a fac- 
ulty ? Of that little band Holmes and Lane are dead ; but they 
lived long enough to show that they were men, men not to be 
"led about by every wind of doctrine," or to be used by a whole 
faculty of one or five men. 

Anderson is a member of Congress and has been a successful 
college president 

BouDE is a physician of high standing and great moral worth 
as a man. 

Harrison is a United States Senator, whose private character is 
above reproach. 

Ross is a man of decided and sterling character, and an able 
expounder of law. 

Swing needs no word of mine to commend him. As a liter- 
ary man and an able preacher he has few peers. 

Prom what these men now are, we know what they were in 
other days. They had too much integrity and honor and brains 
to be either fools or tools. 

Is it not a pitiable condition of things, that makes it seem 
necessary or desirable to try to besmirch the good name of such 
men as these, whether the seven Phis or the five professors re- 
ferred to, in order to apologize for or whitewash some other 

Aurora Springs, Mo. Robert Morrison. 


Two hundred and fifteen years have worked a wonderful 
change in that country, once a part of the great unexplored 
northwest Territory, now the State of Ohio. The adventurous 
La Salle was the first white man to step foot upon the soil which 


was then sacred to the aborigines, but which is now in the midst 
of a civilization, than which no lands can boast a higher. 

It was not until 1788, however, that any permanent settlement 
was made, when at the mouth of the Muskingum River, on the 
Ohio, Marietta was founded, and perpetuated the name of the 
beautiful, but extravagant Queen of France, Marie Antoinette. 
The rapid colonization following was what we ^ould naturally 
expect in a region of such rich natural resources, and in 1803, 
fifteen years after the first settlement, Ohio was admitted as a 
State into the Union. 

Three years previous to the admission of the State into the 
Union, a graduate of Yale College instituted a school for acade- 
mic instruction in the old Indian fort at Marietta. But the first 
one opened for regular collegiate instruction was the Ohio Uni- 
versity, at Athens, supported partly by land endowment from the 
Government, and partly by appropriations from the Legislature 
. of the State. Its doors were opened to the public in 1 804. 

The next institution opened was the Miama University, at 
Oxford, the alma mater of ^ 6, which was organized in 1809, 
opened to students in 18 19, but not fully equipped until 1824. 

These two institutions were the beginning of the educational 
system in Ohio, and for years they upheld a standard of educa- 
tion which honored themselves and their newly founded State. 
But the Ohio University no longer holds the same relative standing 
which she did for the several decades succeeding her founding. 
Not that her course of study has been materially weakened, but 
new rivals have appeared on the field and drawn heavily upon the 
patronage which she once enjoyed, until now her students are 
drawn principally fi-om a circle whose radius scarcely reaches be- 
yond adjoining counties. Four years ago her campus and 
buildings would have awakened in the beholder emotions scarcely 
more tender than the veneration for age and its decay. Recent 
improvements in the way of repairs and the erection of a new 
and well appointed building have served to infuse new life into 
her ; and an increased patronage, both financially and in num- 
ber of students, assures her a future, while not equal to her 
anti-bellum prominence, of worth and honor. 

Miami University, after a too heavy drain upon her resources, 
closed her doors in 1873. Her record is one of the best, and it 
was the withdrawal of an important factor from western educa- 
tional interests when her students left her halls in June, with no 
call to re-assemble at the Ides of September. The Legislature 
of 1 8 10 placed the magnificent endowment under such limita- 
tions that, while its va/ue increased proportionately with the 
times, the income received from it is the same as when the Uni- 
versity was founded in the midst of the almost unbroken forest. 

In September, the doors that had been closed for over ten 


years swung back, and her halls now echo to the tread of stu- 
dents just as ambitious, just as full of hope, as those that came 
to her years ago. Her patronage, which was dissolved and 
scattered as the leaves by the wind, has been caught in the 
whirlwind and returned whence it went forth. 

In 1824 Kenyon College was founded, and in 1826 Western 
Reserve College (now Adelbert). Kenyon is located at Gam- 
bier, having a beautiful campus of a hundred acres, sloping from 
three sides into the valley of the Kokosing, and buildings finely 
finished and appointed. The traditions of " old Kenyon " are 
many, and she has made a history which is the pride of her 
alumni, among whom are some of the most eminent men of the 
land. Her number of students and size of faculty has been 
greatly diminished in late years, and for a time led some to 
question her future, but such fears are groundless. Her class of 
students is among the best in the State, and she will continue as 
she has been, a small but leading institution. Western Reserve, 
a few years ago, was moved to East Cleveland, where, through 
her benefactor, spacious buildings have been erected, and her 
endowment increased. Why it is that, with all this, her able 
faculty and good location, she cannot increase her number of 
students we cannot say. but it is true that she has not met with 
the increased attendance which she hoped to gain by her removal 
from Hudson. But the value of instruction there is in no 
wise lessened by the small number of students. 

These are the institutions that rose and flourished in the State 
prior to the year 1830. Since then many a one has sprung up, 
claiming its share of recognition, until now there are nearly half 
a hundred bearing the name in the State, worthy predecessors of 
both worthy and unworthy successors I There is no denomi- 
nation but what has some college under its control, and some 
have more than one. Many have fine grounds, buildings, and 
fair equipments, but we have yet to see a true centralized uni- ^ 
versity in Ohio with all the various professional and scientific 
departments which have made some institutions the pride of their 

We cannot speak aught against such institutions as those that 
have been named, and, in addition, Oberlin, Wooster, Ohio 
Wesleyan, Ohio State, Buclceye, and Denison. They have 
courses that in literature and arts compare favorably with those 
of older eastern schools. But limited means, in most cases, has 
excluded the idea of large and finely equipped laboratories, or 
costly and complete scientific apparatus. In those courses in 
which they do give instruction, it is thorough. 

The Ohio State University is the best endowed institution in 
the State, and it is the one exception to the cases mentioned above. 
Undoubtedly its scientific and engineering courses are equal to 


any in the whole West With an able and constantly increasing 
faculty, new and extensive laboratories, elaborate physical and 
chemical apparatus, it has suddenly come into deserved promi- 
nence. New courses of study are being introduced and the de- 
partment of literature strengthened, and a growing determination 
on the part of the State to support it in a manner as will make it 
a representative State university. 

Of other institutions we will not make particular mention. 
Some are "moderately well known, while others are the subject of 
a fame which has not gone beyond the confines of their college 
town. With a few exceptions their instructions is academical 
rather than collegiate. 

When we see that with all her colleges, their total endowment 
is but a fraction of that of the small number of either New York 
or Massachusetts, we must realize that something is wrong w^ith 
the system in Ohio. The less venerable age of the western 
schools will not alone account for it. The trouble is — their 
energy is too much diffused, and it should be centralized. As 
it is now, the scientific and practical education which has come 
into prominence in many of the wealthier schools is ruled out 
It is hard to take care of three State institutions, and have them 
all flourish as they should. Some claim that denominational 
schools are necessary for the preservation of our morals. But 
on this line of argument would it be not better, instead of having 
creed taught at a dozen small colleges, to have Christianity 
taught at one large one ? Denominations would suffer none, 
while their believers would be gainers. 

In 1835 the fraternity system was introduced into Ohio, when 
A^(^ placed her second chapter at Miami. Prior to 1833 Greek 
letter societies were unknown outside of Union and Hamilton 
colleges. N. Y. In that year K A entered Williams, in Mass., 
followed in 1834 by ^ 0. Ohio was the third State to shelter 
the Greeks, and at the time there were but a total of eight chap- 
ters in existence * 

Thus we see that the fraternity system is more venerable in the 
Buckeye than in most Eastern States. 

For four years the Miami of .4 J ^, which had been estab- 
lish under the personal supervision of Samuel Eels, the original 
founder of that fraternity at Hamilton College, N. Y., was lone 
pioneer in the State. In 1839 it met a rival by the founding of 
B Q n. This was the first of the fraternities of western origin^ 
and its organization was suggested to its founders by the presence 
of Alpha Delta Phi. Since that time extension and multiplica- 

•This does not inclnde the I K A (Roman letter society) at Trinity, Conn., 
(1829), or the Williams chapter of J V (1834), which did not go under a 
Greek name until 1858, although an anti secret confederation was formed ia 




tion have gone on until now there has been established in the 
State a total of over seventy chapters. 

Ohio is the third State in the Union as to population ; she 
was the third one in whose borders fraternities established them- 
selves ; so also she stands third as to numbers of chapters estab- 
lished, New York and Pennsylvania surpassing her in the order 

Two other fraternities were founded in the State, and they too 
sprang up at Miami, the mother of the system in the West 
These were 4^ J 0, in 1848 ; and later, in 1855, ^ X, whose 
founders, six in number, withdrew from the chapter of /^ K E, 
which had been established there in '52. 

In 1854 and i860, ty ^ X and W T, respectively, entered 
Kenyon. Until the opening of the war these were the only fra- 
ternities represented in the State, although in '55 ^ -T J, founded 
at Jefferson (now Washington and Jefferson) College, Pennsyl- 
vania, placed her fifth chapter at Marietta College ; but it sus- 
pended almost immediately, and was not revived until '79. 

During and since the war others have entered the field and 
garrisoned themselves in the different institutions. Of the seventy 
chapters established, nearly sixty are active. Among these are 
seven chapters representing the ladies fraternities, K K F (2), 
K A & (2), and J -^ (3) ; two prosperous locals, A 2 and 
A F, at Marietta, and two chapters of the sophomore society 

Of western fraternities all are represented save K 2, Of 
these B Q n has seven chapters, A Q six, F A six, ATA 
six, 2 X four, and K W four ; of eastern, A A has two, 
A X JEtwo, A Xone, W Tone, Z ¥^ one ; X 0, of mingled 
northern, eastern and southern origin, two; from the south, 
A T £1 two, 2 A E one. 

The closing of the Miami brought death in the midst of life to 
the chapters there, but since the re-opening of the University 
0A 6 has returned a chapter to the college which gave her birth, 
and others will probably follow. Her Wittenberg chapter existed 
only from '52 to 54, and chances to revive have recently been 
discarded. The parent chapter of 2 X expired after a short 
existence of three years, while her Gamma (now Alpha), placed 
in the same year of her birth at Ohio Wesleyan, was last year 
lulled by a decree of the faculty. It had a brilliant career of 
over twenty years, but is now more honorable in its death than 
in the character it bore during the last few years of its existence. 
Western Reserve was not congenial to F A, and after a four 
years existence there, the chapter became defunct in '80. Frank- 
lin College, at New Athens, is the unmarked, and almost equally 
unknown grave of an early chapter of ^^ T A, while in '84 she 
withdrew from Mount Union, X 0, established at Kenyon in 


'6 1, has, since '66, existed there only as a tradition. At Ohio 
Wesleyan K K 7^ and KAQ, while flourishing, were compelled 
by an opposing faculty to surrender their charters. 

Of the chapters living, most of them are in a healthy and pros- 
perous condition, and seem bound to perpetuate themselves 
through all the coming generations of students. A few of the 
recently established chapters, however, have been placed in 
schools, while perhaps of good standing, yet where most avail- 
able material had been used, and make it difficult to build up a 
strong chapter. 

At Kenyon one or two of the chapters own lodges in which 
they meet, while at other schools, some of the chapters which 
have attained sufficient age are beginning to whisper about chap- 
ter houses as not far off things, and we would not be surprised if 
a move was made in that direction before long. Should any 
take action it would certainly add a degree of permanence to the 
chapter that would be commendable, and move others to take 
active measures towards the establishment of a chapter house 
fund locking forward ultimately to the same end. 

At only one iustitution are anti-fraternity laws in force, and 
this at Oberlin, a college of such standing that, were it not for 
her prejudices, would be a desirable location for a chapter of any 
fraterait)'. With this one exception the relations between faculty 
and liratemities seems to be one of mutual interest The Utopia 
has not been reached, but many old jealousies have been 
dropped, and the chapters in the Buckeye State are as near a 
state of inter-fraternity and fraierni to-collegiate amity as any of 
their sisters in the East, West, North or South. 

J. E. Brown. 


It seemed advisable to me when about to leave college to pre- 
serve catalogues and addresses, by having them bound up in book 
form, and now they are of greater interest and value than they 
were a generation ago — at least so to me. 

In the third volume is an address of twenty-three pages, ** de- 
livered before the Society of the Phi Delta Theta, at the Mia- 
mi University, June 29, 1853, ^7 ^^^ ^^^* ^' ^' Humphrey, 
D. D., of Louisville, Ky." 

Also a poem of twenty- four pages, entitled Palestine, "read 
before the Society of the Phi Delta Theta, at the Miami Uni- 
versity, Tune 30, 1853, by Charles Elliot, A. M., of Miami Uni- 
versity. ' 

In the same volume I find an ** address delivered before the 
Alpha Chapter of the Beta Theta Phi Society (of Miami Uni- 
versity), August 10, 1847, by William Shotwell, Hamilton, Ohio. 


Published by the Chapter." I suppose the "Phi" above is a 
misprint for **Pi." 

In the second volume there are three addresses to the oldest 
fraternity at Miami University ; the first cf these has for its title- 
page : "Address delivered at the Second Anniversary Celebration 
of the Alpha Delta Phi Society, of Miami University, August 
lo, 1837, by Herman J. Groesbeck. Published by order of the 
Society. " 

The next I happen to have, has for iis first page: **0f the 
Inheritance of English Literature ; an address delivered before 
the Miami Chapter of the Alpha Delta Phi Society, on the 
evening of August 11, 1846, by James C. Moflfat Published by 
order of the Chapter." 

The third of these is entitled : "Address on the progress of 
Reform ; delivered before the Miami Chapter of the Alpha Del- 
ta Phi Society, at Miami University, August 9, 1848. by George 
M. Parsons. Published by request" 

The three of these delivered in 1846 — 48 it was my privilege 
to hear, and on these occasions the society pins or badges were 
abundant, as they had been more or less for years. 

With such displa}'s and addresses from year to year, at Miami 
University, is it not certain that the editors of the Delta Kappa 
fcpsilon Quarterly of April, 1885, were sadly misinformed by 
somebody, when they wrote as follows: "The Greek status at 
Miami at this time (December, 1851) was a peculiarly interest- 
ing one. A A ^ had a mb rosa chapter, which had waxed and 
waned for eighteen years, but had long been so far underground, 
that its existence was unknown, except to its members, and of 
late a comatose one, even to them. B & U had, for twelve 
years, led a similar existence. No badge had been regularly 
worn, but occasional revelations of a pin. and the surprises of 
open literary society elections, occasionally reminded students 
and faculty that the Greeks were about " 

It is a matter of regret that any Greek should be betrayed into 
making so many blunders, as characterize the article of Doctor 
Kemj)er, of which the above is a footnote. At least so thinks 

Robert Morrison. 


The record of our fraternal growth for the past three years has 
added a chapter startling and altogether new to the history of col- 
lege fraternities. By unparalleled strides of extension we have 
passed into the forefront of the fraternal world. Nor can I be- 
lieve^ as we sometimes hear, that this rapid extension has occurred 
at the expense of our internal structure. In no sense would I 


undervalue internal solidity, but so long as the General Council 
secures support and encouragement in this work from the chap- 
ters generally ; in other words, so long as the vitality of the germ 
which makes such growth possible remains, so long we are in 
small danger of internal weakness. The very tone of our success 
will attract the "uncultured " to chapters already organized, just 
as volunteers flock about a victorious standard, and will at the 
same time supply the enthusiasm requisite for full chapter devel- 

The General Council has never allowed its policy of extension 
to shade in the least the conditions apparently in accord with in- 
ternal symmetry. We have held during our administration to 
two classes or standards in considering applications for charters. 
First, those from institutions of unquestioned standing and repu- 
tation; second, those from institutions of less eminence, but 
which, in our opinion, ,made up after careful and thorough ex- 
amination of the case, evidence a bright future. Where our esti- 
mate is correctly formed, these chapters must be all the more 
healthy for a gradual and symmetrical growth with the institution. 
Of course, in either case personal merit of the applicants is domi- 
nant. If a rigid conservatism would confine us to the first of 
these classes, the liberal progressive spirit which has ever charac- 
terized our order looks into the future, and embraces the second. 
Our very position as a national fraternity prevents us from cling- 
ing to any one section of country, or even to any rigid caste of 
institution. Only where we secure the best in euery State will we 
be truly national. Under the head of institutions, whose future 
we believe will outstrip its past, is Central University of Ken- 
tucky, from which we have received an application, and chartered 
Kentucky ^, 

We are so apt to slightingly pass the advent of new chapters 
with only casual mention, and never again recur to the surround- 
ing conditions, that I deem it wise at this time to record a few 
facts, mostly culled from correspondence received from brothers 
Palmer, Phister and others relating to the proposed chapter. 
After the late war, the Presbyterian Church in Kentucky split 
The friends of Centre College, at Danville, a church institution, 
were thus divided, and in 1874, one portion, by far the stronger 
and wealthier, resolved to establish an institution of their own. 
Central University, at Richmond, with an endowment of $360,- 
00c, which is rapidly increasing, handsome buildings all paid for, 
a good faculty, presided over by a Phi, Dr. Logan, and a length- 
ening roll of students, is thus far the outcome of this separation. 
Last year, two hundred and fifty students from eighteen States 
attended in the different departments. The university has liter- 
ary and medical departments, and a law department will soon be 
added. The standing of the new chapter I will leave for the 


chapter correspondent Two years ago fraternity restrictions were 
removed, and since that date the university has been rapidly 
brightening as a fraternity field. Last year ^ A E had 12 men ; 
A T £1 had 10 ; J K E had 12, and 2 N had 8 ; many of the 
best men remained barbs from choice. The ^ K Es entered 
very recently by swallowing a ** local organization." 

In connection with these few remarks, I would call the atten- 
tion of Phis to an article in the Scroll, January, 1882, page 74, 
by Robert Morrison, on the Kentucky chapters. The present 
outlook of Central University seems the best of any institution in 
the State. Every loyal Phi knows the character of the men pro- 
duced by Kentucky A and the record they have made, and if we 
had no better reasons for establishing Kentucky J, the precedent 
of Kentucky A would certainly warrant us in the undertaking. 
But we believe the remainder of the century contains material 
progress for the South ; the country, generally, expects this, and 
any advance of importance in that section must be felt by Ken- 
tucky. General and local conditions, therefore, combine to 
paint in cheerful colors the future of Kentucky J, **With the 
best wishes for its success and prosperity, 1 now commend it to 
the care and friendship of our brethren." 

C. Phillips Bassett, S. G. C 

[From the J KE Quarierfy.] 

In 1835 the Synod of Kentucky of the Presbyterian Church es- 
tablished a collegiate institution at Danville, under the name of 
Centre College. It was distinctively a Presbyterian college, and 
under synodical control. When the Presbyterian Chuich divided 
in 1 86 1, Centre College came under the control of the Northern 
division of the church, and was distinctively Republican in its 
tendencies. On the other hand, the large body of Kentucky 
Presbyterians, and particularly those of the central portion of the 
State, were Southern and Democratic in their sentiments, and 
belonged to the Southern branch of the church. It was hence 
felt that there was a field for an institution of learning of high 
order, which should perpetuate the design their fathers had in 
establishing Centre College, and which, at the same time, 
should secure for the State a university on a broad and Christian 

A number of the alumni of Centre College and others assem- 
bled in 1872 and organized themselves under the title of Alumni 
Association of Central University, prepared a plan for the found- 
ing of a university, subscribed funds, and presented the plan to 
the Synod, by whom it was accepted. The university was to be 
under the control of this Alumni Association, and the Synod was 


granted the right to appoint the Professor of Ethics, and to con- 
trol a theological school, later to be established. By this plan it 
was believed that the danger of State or church control would be 
avoided, and yet so much of the instruction as belonged properly 
to the church would be secured to it In other words, the insti- 
tution, while not under Synodical control, is under Synodical 
patronage. It is the only institution of the character in the State 
that is not under State or church control. Three years after grad- 
uation the alumni of Central University became members of the 
Alumni Association, which controls the University. It is espe- 
cially to be noticed that the original Alumni Association is 
largely composed of the most prominent of the alumni of Centre 

Richmond, the county-seat of Madison county, was selected as 
the location of the new university. Richmond is a city of some 
thirty-five hundred inhabitants, and is situated rather over a hun- 
dred miles south of Cincinnati, within and near the eastern bor- 
der of the famous Blue Grass country. It is within sight of the 
mountains and well connected in every direction by railroads ; 
elevated and very healthy ; in a moral community, local option, 
in six years, having completely relormed a once lawless county ; 
and prosperous and wealthy, Richmond having four national 
banks. The county possesses geological resources probably un- 
equalled in any area of similar size in the world, having within 
its limits the formations from the chazy up to the coal measures, 
there being coal mines within its eastern border ; and all the for- 
mations are well represented in fossils. 

The University received the gift of a tract, a quarter of a mile 
square, on the most elevated ground in the Blue Grass region. 
A large university building and professors' houses were erected, 
and for a few years the university prospered. Then reverses 
came, but upon the calling of Rev. L. H. Blanton, D.D., to the 
Chancellorship, the University began to grow. From that time 
the attendance has steadily increased from twenty-three to two 
hundred students. Each year witnesses further development of 
the University plan. A large dormitory has lately been erected, 
and other new buildings are shortly to be built The library of 
the late Rev. R. W. Lamdis, D.D., of Danville, of over three 
thousand volumes, has recently been bequeathed to the Univer- 
sity, and consists almost entirely of rare and very valuable 
books, making a very important addition to the University 

The students are not drawn from Kentucky alone, but almost 
all the Gulf and interior States are represented. The University 
feature has always been kept prominently in view, the curriculum 
being divided into ten departments or schools, similar to those 
of the University of Virginia, diplomas being given in each, while 


the requirements for degrees do not differ materially from those 
of the Eastern colleges. 

The FaculQr are selected, not from the ranks of superanuated 
clergymen, as is the case with too many Southern institutions, but 
from those who have devoted themselves to specialties. In this 
way the students have themselves the opportunity of following out 
specialties, and entering upon original work. A good illustra- 
tion of the intentions of those controlling the University is shown 
in the recent agitation on the subject of Evolution in the South- 
em Presbyterian church. The Synods declared very emphatically 
against the doctrine of Evolution, and the Synod of Kentucky in 
particular denounced in the strongest terms the teaching of 
*' evolution in any of its forms," aiming a direct blow at Central 
University. In spite of this, the Board of Curators as emphatically 
endorsed the Professor of Geology, who had declared himself to 
them as believing in Evolution. 

The Board took the ground that the aim of the institution was, 
in its scientific departments, to teach, not the science of yesterday, 
but the science of to-day. This showed in strong contrast with 
many other Southern institutions, where the professors were 
obliged either to renounce the teaching of evolution or resign, 
and in one case, at least, one of our brothers in J K E was 
obliged to give up his position. 

One feature of the University, for Kentucky colleges, is the use 
made of lectures. In several departments the instruction is 
wholly or in great part given by means of lectures, and a number 
of the professors offer other optional courses ; while in addition, 
a University lecture course is provided, consisting of lectures by 
distinguished men on subjects which occupy public attention. 
The past session these lecture courses included, among others, the 
subjects of Socialism, Governmental Control of Railroads, the 
Labor Question. Kentucky's Contributions to Political Science, 
and the Development of Kentucky's Resources. The aim of the 
course is to supplement the class-room instruction by discussion 
of important topics by men who have made a special study of the 

The result is that Central University stands to-day, in standards 
of scholarship, in advanced methods of instruction, and in point 
of numbers, the first of Kentucky's collegiate institutions, and 
has every prospect of great and solid growth. 



We cannot fail to notice this month the marked progress which 
our chapters are making. Chapter letters cannot be looked to 
implicitly for that quiet improvement which every one perceives 
in an advancing chapter, and so we do not rest our belief in this 
general movement towards better internal structure on the Scroll 
letters alone. But private correspondence, and bits of informa- 
tion picked up in many ways and from many sources, lead us to 
the conclusion that the fraternity is growing stronger every year, 
and that this increased strength is owing mainly to the increasing 
strength of individul chapters and to the definite striving towards 
the best internal management. 

It is, indeed, a pleasure to mark the attention that is being 
paid to the chapter homes, and to those who fully appreciate this 
influence it is a sign auguring the brightest results. 

Let this work continue, and by zealous guardianship of the chap- 
ter interests the fraternity at large will be incalculably benefited. 

In welcoming Kentucky Delta little more can be added to 
brother Bassett's words. The younger generation in the South is 
active and able, and the future of Southern institutions is brighter 
than a great many uninformed persons imagine. As members of 
a progressive Southern University, and consequently as represen- 
tative of the best youth of the South, we congratulate ourselves 
and Kentucky Delta on our recent acquisition. 

We must thank the Reporters for their cheerful compliance with 
our requests. The correspondence thus far received has, in 
general, been above the usual ability, and is characterized by a 
straightforward diction which promises to exterminate the tradi- 
tional superfluous verbiage. In this number we can point to not 
a few letters which, for want ot a better name, we can call model. 

Brother Morrison's article throws light — very searching at 
that — on many of Dr. Kemper's remarks in iki&AKE Quarterly. 
Those journals which have been so ready to copy these statements 
would do well to give the facts as seen from the Phi view. Read- 
ers may then judge impartially as to the true state of affairs in the 
''crisis of 1851." 




Reporters must observe the instructions as to initiates. Write 
the list on a sheet separate from the report 2. Give the class^ 
name in full and residence in the order named. If these instruc- 
tions are not followed, the list cannot be published till made out 

TO contributors. 

The editors desire to make No. 3 of special personal interest, 
and consequently any personal notes of alumni and other Phis, 
not now undergraduates, will be much appreciated. 

J. M. Mater. 



Maine Alpha, Colby University. 

The members of Maine A are now all back^-excepting brother 
Beverage, who is teaching, but soon expects to be with us — and 
are making 4^ J ' * boom " here at Colby, as she never has 

Though our chapter is situated away down here in the remote 
comer of the republic, among the "pines," and separated by 
many miles of rail from other chapters of the fraternity, yet the 
climate here seems to be very genial and favorable to the growth 
and development of the cause of 4^ J 0. We have as yet cele- 
brated but one anniversary, but during our short period of exist- 
ence we can boast of having acquired an unparalleled strength 
and perpetuity. 

With the close of '85 we completed a very successful year, and 
everything in the progress of our work thus fer bids fair for an- 
other no less prosperous. 

The loss of brothers Fuller and Carroll we greatly feel, as both 
had been loyal and active members and had given great support 
to our chapter. But we have yet a strong membership left, and 
by working in unison we all feel confident that we shall make 
our future no less brighter than the past 

Our discouragements are few, while our encouragements are 
many. Our chapter hall has undergone many satisfactory im- 
provements, so that our meetings are conducted with much 
greater fiicility than formerly. 


In the southeast corner of the hall hang the photographs of 
the Phi delegation from '85, nicely framed, which was donated 
to the chapter by brother Fuller, and by its side will soon hang 
those from '86. 

At our annual initiation, Friday evening, October 9, the fol- 
lowing new members were initiated into the mysteries oi ^ A : 
R.W. Harvey, E. E. Burleigh, '^^ \ N. S. Burbank, P. P. Bur- 
leigh^ H. E. Famham, '89. After our initiation the members 
adjourned to the "Elmwood," where a bountiful supper was 
awaiting them. Brother Bradbury acted as toastmaster, and 
officiated in a very able manner. Toasts were responded to by 
brothers Metcalf, Frentz, Googinsi Goodall and Watson. After 
supper we retired to the parlor, where we made the apartments 
of the house resound with the songs of 4^ J 0. Brother White, 
formerly of Ohio Epsilon, was present, and with his pleasant 
countenance and original jokes contributed much to the en- 
joyment of the evening. 

Our new initiates are all strong men and stand well in their 
respective classes, and we expect to realize in them the highest 
qualities of true members. 

Our membership by classes now stands : '86, five ; '87, eight ; 
'88, three ; '89, three ; making a total of nineteen active mem- 

From the assignments of the Junior parts brothers Farr and 
Bradbury have received the two most honorary, brother Farr re- 
ceiving the first, brother Bradbury the second. The two remain- 
ing parts go to Z !P and C. Z. F. Brother Farr also represents 
4^ J on the Echo, as editor of the exchanges. Brother Town- 
send. '86, who is a representative man, has been elected one of 
the literary editors of the Oracle ^ our college annual. 

Brother Watson, '87, has been chosen poet for Ivy Day, and 
your reporter historian for next Commencement 

Of our alumni members, brother Tilton, '83, is principal of 
the Fairfield High School ; brother Moulton, '84, is studying 
medicine at the Harvard Medical School, Boston ; brother 
Gates, '83, is studying medicine in Minneapolis. 

We are all glad to hear such favorable reports from other 

November 2, 1885. Geo. E. Googins. 

New Hampshire Alpha. 

The term opened with ninety-two (92) Freshmen in the clas- 
sical and scientific departments, while the other departments of 
the college had about the usual number of students. The two 
new buildings which were dedicated last Commencement were 
opened at the beginning of the term to the students, and in 


nearly everyway ** Old Dartmouth" is in a more prosperous con- 
dition than ever before. 

J. F. Colby, of New Ha\en, Ct., who formerly took Minister 
Phelps's position at Yale, has been appointed Professor of Law 
and Political Economy, and began his labors at the beginning of 
the term. 

The first Wednesday found New Hampshire Alpha occupying 
her new hall, which is a great improvement compared with our 
old quarters, but not so R:ood as we hope to have in a few years. 
Brothers Shelton and Pendleton were unable to be present, on 
account of ill health, and at present brother Rice is temporarily 
absent teaching. 

With the beginning of the term "chinning " season opened 
in real earnest, and as the result of our efforts nine desirable 
men were pledged, and October 27 they were duly initiated. 
Brother C. W. Baker, from Burlington, represented Vermont A 
on that occasion. After the initiation a banquet was held at the 
Dartmouth Hotel, when ample justice was done to the menu, 
and appropriate toasts were responded to by different members 

October 31st we held our first anniversary and the following 
programme was carried out : 

1. Music. 

2. Opening Speech, - - President C. A. Eastman. 

3. Oration, - - - - E. E. Chalmers. 

4. Cornet Solo, - - - - G. W. Shaw. 

5. Chapter History,* - - - - E. Rice. 

6. Prophecies, - - - - B. S. Simons. 

7. Music. 

8. Remarks by Members. 

9. Music. 

Thus for all the members have been unusually busy, but our 
meetings have been well attended and the exercises well sus- 
tained. Our chapter now has a membership of twenty-seven 
(27), and thus far our new members have more than equalled our 
expectations, and we have no fears that they will make anything 
but the ver)* best of Phis. 

November 2, 1885. G. E. Whitehill. 

Vermont Alpha, University of Vermont. 

Our chapter is making good progress and the meetings have 
been very interesting thus far. Brother C. W. Baker represented 
the chapter at New Hampshire Alpha's initiation last week, and 
assures us that our sister chapter has secured a fine set of men 

* Read by H. C. Chamberlain. 


from the class of '89. We were sorry that none of us could be 
present at the anniversary exercises of New Hampshire Alpha's 
establishment, for there is a great benefit derived from visiting 
other chapters, in getting new ideas and incorporating them into 
our own meetings, besides establishing a personal acquaintance- 
ship among the chapters. Brothers Morse and Paddock, '85, 
are both engaged in engineering in the West ; brother Morse 
in Minneapolis, Minn., and brother Paddock in Fond du Lac, 

Brother Atwell, formerly of '86, is now in college in Tabor, 
Iowa. A card from Fort Plain, N. Y., announces that brother 
Huse was married October 29th. Brother Huse was here but a 
short time, yet won the confidence of all Phis, who will wish 
him all happiness in his new state. 

Vermont Alpha is just beginning to hear from her great men. 
The latest is, that brother G. £. Bertrand, '80, has been appoint- 
ed consul to Ottawa. 

November 4, 1885. F« H.Clapp. 

New York Gamma, College of the City of New York. 

The hope expressed in a previous letter of soon adding to 
our number has been frilfilled by the addition of five men, all of 
whom, both in standing and popularity, are a credit to their 
fraternity. They are brothers Frederick Joy Greene, '87, Mason 
Games, Thomas Harry Knox, Earl Fenton Palmer and Samuel 
Whitney Dunscomb, Jr., all of '88. The first four were initiated 
Oct 5, and the last Nov. 2. Brother Dunscomb has always 
held the first position in his class, and has already been the re- 
cipient of six medals. 

The literary prominence which this chapter has always enjoyed 
here is still maintained. Of the four debaters for the coming 
joint debate between the two literary societies of this college, the 
only fraternity man is a Phi. The position of declaimer at the 
same exercises is also held by a Phi — brother Schoonmaker. The 
Eiponian Senior Society, admittance to which is limited, and which 
requires a high standard of literary excellence, has in its mem- 
bership the only two members of the chapter who are Seniors. 

Other schemes in which the chapter is taking an active part, 
but mention of which will be made in a later number, attest the 
enthusiasm and earnestness of the Gamma Chapter. 

We have lost two valuable men : brother Hubbell, who has left 
on account of ill health, but will return next year, and brother 
Naramore, who has secured a very advantageous position in this 

Chapters that have not as yet received a Microcosm, the fi:%- 


temity annual, published here, and who are desirous of exchang- 
ing, would confer a favor by notifying the reporter. 

November 4i 1885. Albert Shiels. 

New York Delta, Columbia College. 

New York Delta begins the year with eleven men. Brother 
Hollis was graduated with '85 and is now in Chicago ; brothers 
Rose and Bacon did not return, and brother Wharton will not 
be with us till next year. 

A valuable addition has been made in brother Zinsser, of the 
Freshman class. School of Mines, and other men will soon be 
initiated. Our main attention since the commencement of the 
term has been directed toward securing suitable apartments, and 
we have at last succeeded in fitting up an elegant suite of rooms. 
The location is most convenient and in every way we are pleased. 
The chapter promises the most desirable future and we have 
made an important move toward permanent success. 

November 9, 1885. £. P. Callendsr. 

Pennsylvania Delta, Allegheny College. 

Last Saturday night was a red-letter occasion for Pennsylvania 
Delta. We initiated four excellent men. This is an unusual 
occurrence at "Allegheny," as there have not been as many 
initiated at one time for a number of years. Brother Brown is a 
Sophomore, brothers Howell, Miner and Tibbets Freshmen. 
We feel confident that they are all good men, and worthy wear- 
ers of the Sword and Shield. Brother Payne, our esteemed ex- 
President of Delta Province, was with us and seemed to enjoy 
the initiation as much as we did having him with us. Brother 
Guignon, '83, was with us, also. After adjournment we joined 
in the enjoyment furnished by oysters, social chats and fraternity 

Brother Wells, '86, was chosen Valedictorian in the recent 
Senior class election. 

October 29, 1885. C. P. Lynch. 

Pennsylvania Epsilon, Dickinson College. 

With the month of November Pennsylvania E enters the sixth 
year of her existence. When established there were but six men to 
watch over the interests of ^ ^ @ in Dickinson College, now there 
are twenty. 

Brother Hicks, who represented us at the last Convention, did 
not return to college this fall, and is now reading law in Hunt- 
ingdon, Pennsylvania. Since our last report we have initiated 


G. W. Babcock and E. H. Garrison, both members of the class 
of '89. 

At the present time we are fixing our hall, refitting it entirely 
and furnishing it anew ; so far we have expended considerably 
over $100; the good work is progressing, and in a few weeks 
everything will be complete. Our location is the most desirable 
of all ; the appearance of the room is bright and cheerful, and in 
every way fitted for a fraternity hall. 

Indeed, in every particular, Pennsylvania E seems to be ad- 
vancing, and our hopes and ** chances" for the future are en- 

October 31, 1885. W. T. Graham. 


Virginia Alpha, Roanoke College. 

Virginia Alpha is on the top rail crowing. Why ? Because 
we are winners in three of the most earnestly contested fights for 
members that ever occurred at Roanoke. We began the year 
with nine old members. We soon initiated brother Kuder, of 
Pennsylvania, whom the other fraternities had no chance to soli- 
cit Then came brother Flasspoller, of Louisiana, whom 2 X 
and ^ A X had labored for in vain. We next measured strength 
with r ^, 2 X and A T H, and bore away two prizes in 
brothers Barton and Wheeler, of Maryland. The contest for these 
last two was probably the warmest that Roanoke has ever seen. 
We are proud of our victories, but more proud of our new men. 
Two are Freshmen and two Preparalorians. Our number will be 
increased at the second term by the return of brother Wolford, 
and perhaps by that of brother Piatt, now at school at Staunton. 

We are now furnishing our new hall, and we can assert that 
when complete it will be the finest fraternity hall here. 

Some changes in the administration of our college have been 
made this season. Recitations are now heard from Monday 
noon until Saturday noon ; very stringent rules concerning- 
absences, etc. , have been adopted ; students sit in chapel by 
classes. But the most important is the College Council. This 
is composed of four members of the Faculty, four Seniors, three 
Juniors, two Sophomores, and one each from Freshman and 
Preparatory classes. The student members of the Council are 
elected by the various classes. The Council, being an experi- 
ment, is but an advisory body to the Faculty, the Trustees 
promising it more power if the experiment is a success. Brothers 
Smith, Seig and Kuder are councilmen from Senior, Junior and 
Freshmen classes respectively. 

Our college still grows. Almost as many students are here 


BOW as were catalogued last year. Our oldest member says this 
is the brightest opening of Virginia A that he has yet seen. So 
may it be with all chapters of ^ J @. 

October 30, 1885. L. S. Hknkel. 


Georgia Alpha, University of Georgia. 

Georgia Alpha began her fifteenth year at the opening of the 
University on the 7th inst, with nine old members. To this 
number have been gradually added six members by initiation, and 
two by afl&liation from Georgia Beta. The affiliating brothers 
from Emory College are John D. Munnerlyn, Waynesboro, Ga., 
and Albert J. Tuggle, La Grange, Ga. We are represented in 
the classes as follows : Senior, 5 ; Junior, 5, and Sophomore, 7. 

All the chapters here have lately bound themselves to enter into 
no combination for political purposes this collegiate year. The 
same agreement was entered into last year, and the universal 
desire that it be renewed demonstrates what benefits were derived 
last year, and are expected to be derived this year, from the non- 
existence of combinations. 

The Legislature has decided to establish a school of technology, 
which is to be under the supervision of the Board of Trustees of 
this University. It is not yet known where it will be located, but 
strong eflforts will be made to have it located here. This Univer- 
sity has lately been honored by the appointment of Dr. J. L. M. 
Curry, class '43, Minister to Spain. 

Brother Frank M. Potts, of Atlanta, who has just returned from 
an extended sojourn in Texas, enlivened our last meeting by his 
welcome presence. 

October 31, 1885. James J. Gilbert. 

Mississippi Alpha. University of Mississippi. 

We, upon the opening of our scholastic term, again stand at 
the head of all fraternities at this institution, and, in the course of 
our ** spiking," have gained several victories over rival fraterni- 
ties, and can congratulate ourselves upon the fact that we have failed 
to get but one man whom we solicited. One of our number was 
graduated last session, and three others (also brother Stewart, who 
left in January, 1885), failed to return this term. At the begin- 
ning of this session we had but five members, but together with 
the recent initiates, we, at present, number thirteen. 

October 10, 1885. J. M. Oliver. 

Tennessee Alpha, Vanderbilt University. 

Fifteen Phis answered to their names at the roll call of the first 
regular meeting of Tennessee Alpha. This was an excellent be- 


ginning. Fifteen true and tried Phis, vigilant and active, is all 
one can desire at the opening of the session. With no further 
additions, such a chapter could well hold its own in the &ce of 
all opposition. But it is the policy of Tennessee Alpha to neither 
relinquish her spiking laurels, nor to be satisfied with merely 
holding her own. This being the case, we looked about ; then 
we **did about" As a natural consequence of such action on our 
part, I am able to report the initiation of six brothers, without 
doubt the pick of the new boys. They are : N. A. Gibson, Ten- 
nessee; J. M. Manier, Tennessee ; Thomas Saunders, Alabama; 
Edward Winfield, Arkansas ; £. I. Crockett, Kansas, and R. A. 
Carter, Kentucky. 

Hunter Meriwether and W. R. Simms, as zealous Phis and as 
excellent students as are to be found anywhere, have at last left 
Vanderbilt The former is practicing law in Kansas City ; the 
latter is principal of a school in Mississippi. 

Brother Ramsey, of Medical Class of '83, is now practicing in 
McMinnville, Tenn; 

Of brothers Gilmer Meriwether and Cotton, the former is ' 'boss- 
ing" his ^rm near Guthrie, Ky., and the latter is preaching near 

I have also the pleasure of reporting the return to Tennessee A 
of Ira Bowman, formerly of the Universi^, and the afiiliation of 
brother B. D. Cooper, of Jackson, Miss., late of Sewanee, iPRo 
are now attending medical lectures at Vanderbilt 

Nashville is becoming quite popular among fraternities as a 
place for the assembling of conventions. Both the K A and 
2 A E have lately held their conventions here. 

The K A decided to publish their official magazine in this 
city. This is a good move, as the chapter at Vanderbilt is a strong- 

Adopting the suggestion of Tennessee Alpha, the fraternities of 
Vanderbilt have decided to publish an annual, the compilation 
of which is now under good headway. 

October 28, 1885. Chambers Kellar. 

Tennessee Beta, llNrvERsixY of the South. 

We are now busily employed in setting our house and grounds 
to rights. A large stone chimney is in the course of construction 
and we expect to be able to enjoy the warmth of a fire next week, 
and in two weeks to have our mantelpiece finished. 

We introduce as our last initiate Dr. J. W. S. Arnold, who 
has lately been called to the chair of chemistiy and geology at 
this university. Brother Arnold is a member of the French 
Academy of Science and also a member of the French Biologica 
Society, being the first and only American ever elected to mem* 
bership by that body. 


Fraternity circles here have been lately very much shaken up 
by the depredations of several small boys on the chapter houses. 
Our chapter house was entered and a few things taken. How- 
ever, we succeeded in recovering everything. 

Brother Dowdy returned a few days ago from Aberdeen, Miss., 
where he acted as judge of the competitive drill lately held at 
that place. 

November 7, 1885. H. R. Bohn. 


Ohio Delta, University of Wooster. 

Ohio Delta has entered upon her year's work with a spirit 
that assures profit and success. Never was our chapter in better 
working order. The late successes of the fraternity in general 
and of Ohio Delta in particular have filled all with enthusiasm. 
We greet our new brothers of Ohio Alpha and of other sister 
chapters most heartily, and take pleasure in introducing to the 
Phi world our late initiates, brothers C. Hk Chalfant, W. B, 
Hoag, and R. E. Esterley. Our number is now 15, with bright 
prospects of an early increase. 

Our meetings are held on Saturday evening of each week, and 
are attended with great interest. The entertainment is furnished 
by some brother previously appointed, who is at liberty to 
introduce what he pleases, provided it is within the bounds of 
chapter propriety. He may call upon any or all of the boys to 
help in executing his programme. Our aim is to give different 
brethem a chance to lead and arrange the entertainments, and 
thus to vary the monotony of the usual custom. Each gives us 
something new, and each has a chance to introduce his specialty. 
All are entertained and benefited, and look forward to each suc- 
ceeding meeting with expectancy. 

November 3. 1885. J. T. Morrison, 


Indiana Beta, Wabash College. 

The summer vacation has come to a close, and we have as- 
sembled again for a year of work. 

We lost three men in last year's class : Dukes, McDaniel, and 

Brother McDaniel is teaching school, brother Scofield is a stu- 
dent at Union Theological Seminary, and brother Dukes is the 
junior member of the firm of Dukes & Son. We have gained 
three men this term : brother Burson, from Indiana Alpha, brother 
Brown, from Indiana Zeta, and brother Harding, an old member 


of our chapter, formerly with the class of '85, who has entered 


Brother Stockbarger has finally returned. We have twenty- 
two men now, and have not initialed any new ones yet 

There has not been very much initiating done by any of the 
fraternities here this term. 

Last year Indiana Zeta saw fit to expel Mr. Brown. His 
oflfence was a college prank which is practiced almost every year. 

We have carefully examined the circumstances of the case. 
We find that his offence was slight and not against the fraternity, 
that his expulsion was illegal, he not having had a trial and being 
out of college at the time, and that he has been exonerated of his 
guilt by the college faculty. 

Without assuming to criticise their action, and with due respect 
for our sister chapter, afler due deliberation we decided to re- 
instate Mr. Brown as a member of ^ J 0. And he has not 
disappointed our expectations, for he is one of the best men in 
the class and chapter, and is doing good, honest work. 

We are pleased to note the fact of the re-organization of Ohio 
Alpha, and among the names of the charter members that of 
brother Morris appears. We remember when we initiated him 
in the Indiana Beta. He has proved a loyal Phi. 

Our number is divided among the different classes as follows : 
class '86, 7 ; '^j, 4 ; '88, 5 ; '89, 2 ; '90, 4. Our chapter is in 
better condition now than it has been for several years. There 
is a determination to work for ^ J @ , and make her the cham- 
pion fraternity here. We have a larger number of members than 
any other here, and our men are full of earnestness and vim. 

October 28, 1885. John G. Lovell. 

Indiana Epsilon, Hanover College. 

The opening of another college year found twelve sturdy Phis 
ready to take up the work which was so auspiciously carried for- 
ward last year. The entrances to the Freshman class were very 
few this year, and as a college law prevents us going below it for 
material, our field of labor was not very large. 

We made our selections, however, and it is my pleasure to an- 
nounce, as the result of our investigation , the initiation of Henry 
C. Johnson and Thomas M. Honan, both of Seymour, Ind. 
Brother F. D. Swope, '85, has returned, and is pursuing a course 
of reading, principally law. He also tutors the ** Middle Preps" 
in Latin. Brother L. V. Cravens, '85, is making a handsome 
record in the law department already, having been admitted to 
the bar last July, and recently receiving the appointment of 
Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for Jefferson County. 

His success is assured in his profession. Brothers £. C Reel 


and L. L. Hennessy, both of '88, have returned, and are now 
with '89. 

Brother J. C. Garritt, '83, is also with us this year, taking 
some special studies, preparatory to a course in theology next 

On the other hand, brother T. K Shaw, '87, has left college, 
and is going into business in Monmouth, HI. Brother Shaw 
has been connected with the chapter for so long, and so thor- 
oughly identified with its work, as to be considered almost in- 
dispensable, and we shall miss him very much. The best wishes 
of Indiana E for his prosperity and success go with him. Brother 
Dunlap, '82, who has been in the village for some time past, has 
gone to Frankfort, Ky. 

The evening of the 27th inst. was one long to be remembered 
in the annals of our chapter history. 

The ceremonies of the evening were begun with the initiation 
of Mr. James McCormick, '89, of Charleston, Ind., who is the 
third accession during the term. By virtue of the very great kind- 
ness of brother J. C. Garritt and his sister. Miss Lila, we then 
had the privilege of adjourning to the residence of Professor J. 
B. Garritt, to enjoy the hospitality of himself and family. The 
Phis are totally averse to formality, and each one seemed deter- 
mined to enjoy the occasion to the uttermost 

Although the professor had never been formally initiated, yet 
he had been near enough across the threshhold to enable him to 
appreciate the spirit of the hour, and he was virtually one of us 
during the entire evening. 

The appearance of the professor's amiable wife in the room 
later on was the signal for a disappearance from the parlor, but 
we soon re-assembled around the festal board, where the pro- 
fessor's hospitality was marked. The remainder of the evening 
was spent in singing brother J. C. Garritt's new song, which he 
not only composed, but also set to music, and it is excellent 

Our relations with **our friends, the enemy," are of the very 
best, and nothing seems likely to disturb the serenity of the hour. 
There being little to attract our attention without, we are turning 
our efforts towards internal advancement, with every prospect 
for a successful year. 

October 30, 1885. Chas. H. McCaslin. 

Indiana Zeta, DePauw University. 

The "Magic Genii," a//izs Brown and Moore, have been at 
work during the summer, and we re-assembled this fall in one of 
the prettiest halls in the State. 

One of our graduates of last year, C. H. McAnney, went from 


this State at commencement to the State of New Jersey, and 
thence into the state of matrimony, where he now resides. 

While we had eight Seniors last year and none this, we are not 
discouraged, but have gone to work with an energy and enthusi- 
asm that invites success. We commenced this year with eleven 
active members, now there are eighteen fraternal Phis assembling 
weekly in our Athenaeum. 

October 15, 1885. T. C. Hopkins. 


Wisconsin Alpha, University or Wisconsin. 

A REPORT from our chapter has been due a long time, and 
your reporter regrets the delay and humbly asks forgiveness. 
We Phis of the University of Wisconsin are as strong and pros- 
perous as ever, and although our ranks have been thinned by the 
graduation of '85 — of which class nine (9) were members of the 
9 A @y and as fine a set of fellows as ever wore a pin — we still 
feel confident of achievements that will be a credit both to our 
own and sister chapters. 

All the brothers here are imbued with a zeal and good fellow- 
ship rarely met with ; in this respect we are very feir ahead of the 
other fraternities here^ and they know it too. 

At our first meeting after the summer vacation there were 
seven of us in the university ; three more were expected, and of 
these, one has returned, another is coming next term, and the 
third is not expected back at all. We have already initiated two 
men this term, both Freshmen. Our first acquisition was 
George Simpson, of Winona, Minn. ; brother Simpson is a lead- 
ing man in his class, and will make his mark some day ; his 
musical proclivities have secured him a place in the university 
glee club, and in athletics he also stands high, having been 
chosen to play behind the bat in our college nine. We had a 
hard fight with the X W over him. 

Our next man was Robert C. Brown, of Milwaukee. He is 
an invaluable acquisition, and 2 X is lamenting the fact that she 
did not win him. 

In the attainment of high position in the different phases of 
college life our chapter is singularly fortunate ; we are well repre- 
sented on all occasions and in all departments. Our younger 
members, as ofiicers in the University Battalion, sport military 
insignia ; in music we excel ; in baseball ditto ; and nearly all 
our men are prominent in the litemry societies. In the com- 
ing joint debate between two of these, the leading disputant on 
each side is a Phi. 

We have enjoyed the visits of several Wisconsin A Phis this 


term ; among them are brothers John W. Blakey and George A. 
Buckstaff, '85, both on their way to Columbia College, where 
they intend to study law. Charles A. Foster, ex-treasurer of 
the Grand Council, has also graced our hall with his presence 
and his — ^fiinny stories. 

Many of our brothers are rising to prominence eveiywhere 
about us. M. Updegraff, B. S., B. C. £., '84, is assistant 
astronomer in the Washburn Observatory, and Ln Hoskins, 
B. S. , '83, was lately appointed instructor in civil engineering. 
Both enjoy the distinction of being first honor men in their 
classes, and we may well be proud of them. Besides these. 
Prof Parker (music), and Prof. Davies, A. M., M. D, (physics), 
are two other Phis in the faculty. 

Below is a list of the fraternities at the university, with the 
number of members from each class : 

'86. '87. 88. '89. Total. 

J Q, 4 2 2 2 10 

X W, 4 2 I 3 10 

B 9 n, 2 I I I 5 

^ K W, 4 3 I 3 " 

2 X, 4003 7 

^ T, I 2 I I 5 

KK r (Ladies), i 2 i 5 9 

J r (Ladies), 2 3 4 2 11 

L. R. Anderson. 


Nebraska Alpha, University of Nebraska. 

The beginning of the college year found all the charter mem- 
bers of Nebraska Alpha ready for fraternity work. Although we 
numbered but six students proper, brothers McMillan and 
Churchill, '85, were on hand to help us look after new men. 
As the result I now introduce to the Phi world brother Clyde 
Hamilton Bowman, '89. 

Arrangements have been made whereby we now have a suite 
of rooms which serve very nicely as a hall and fraternity home, 
in which we shall always be glad to have Phis visit us. The 
reporter has had the Scroll nicely bound, and finds it more use- 
ful for spiking and reference purposes. It would be well for 
every member to have bound the Scroll of at least his college 
years. James R. Foree. 



A VERY pleasant infonnal reunion was held at the Union Theo- 
logical Seminary, New York, on Saturday evening, November 7. 
There are eight Phis at the seminary, and through brother J. B. 
Shaw's well known energy, an enjoyable evening of a social 
character brought all together. 

Seminarians present were Shaw, '85, Bird, '84, Walker, '83, 
Pennsylvania Alpha ; Wallace, Pennsylvania Gamma ; Scofield, 
Indiana Beta ; Griswold, New York Beta ; Herring and Penman, 
New York Gamma. 

W. H. Carey, '86, Pennsylvania Alpha, F. A. Winslow, '87, 
New York Gamma, and T. H. Baskerville, '86, New York 
Delta, were delegates from their respective chapters. From the 
Alumni were Worrall, Kentucky Alpha, Nute, Pennsylvania 
Alpha, and Secretary Bassett ; also, Hines, Pennsylvania Gam- 
ma, now attending Bellevue. The new acquaintances were 
found to be the cordial, cultured men that Phis always are, and 
a heartiness characterized the evening which only those who have 
attended true Phi meetings understand. The special feature was 
that nearly all the men had been graduated from college, and it 
was a genuine pleasure to note that the old enthusiasm had not 
diminished in the slightest J. M. Mater. 


(From the New Fork Times.) 

There are four societies in Harvard which are entitled to 
special mention, both from the size of their membership and 
from the lapse of years since they were founded. These four 
societies are the Hasty Pudding Club, the Pi Eta Society, the 
Institute of 1770, and the Everett Athenaeum. The two former 
are Senior secieties, the two latter are Sophomore societies. The 
Sophomore societies are regarded as stepping stones to the soci- 
eties of the Senior year — the Institute of 1770 to the Hasty Pud- 
ding, and the Athenaeum to the Pi Eta. 

Within the Institute, as in all controlling inner circles in the 
A K E^ familiarly known at Harvard as the "Dickey," the 
members are elected in squads of ten men at a time. The 
first ten is chosen by the society at the close of the Freshman 
year, and great is the honor to be one of these ten men, as the 
start then afforded them makes them prominent for the rest of the 
college course. When the " first ten" is elected from the Freshman 
class the election of the rest of the society from their class passes 
into their hands. At the beginning of the Sophomore year more 
tens are elected until the membership of the society reaches near- 


ly a hundred. The first four or five tens, by virtue of their 
election into the Institute, become members of the J K E. 

The initiation which these men have to undergo is more curious 
than any other at Harvard. For five days the members of each 
ten are dressed up in fancy costumes of the most absurd variety, 
and are made subject to the beck and call of all members of the 
" Dickey," past or present The trials and tribulations which 
befall them during this brief period of time can well be imagined. 
A son of a prominent Boston clergyman recently might have been 
seen slowly wending his way across the athletic field toward the 
college yard, dressed as an old and decrepit soldier, who, from 
his appearence, might have been mistaken for a veteran who had 
gone with Napoleon from Toulon to Waterloo, and lived to the 
present day to boast of the exploits of his ** Little Corporal." 
His left arm was in a sling ; his right side was supported by a 
crutch ; a huge piece of court plaster adorned his face ; his right 
leg was wound up in innumerable folds of red flannel ; his clothes 
were in tatters, and his whole appearance was sufidcient to terrify 
a small child. Another neophyte was seen a few days ago run- 
ning through Harvard square followed by a howling mob of 
children. On his back were imitation wings, which flapped and 
waved as he sj>ed through the crowded streets. A third neophyte 
was; crossing the yard dressed as a lady, with long skirts and flow- 
ing hair, surrounded by an admiring crowd of youngsters. A 
fourth was dressed to represent a coachman ; a fifth to represent 
an old clothes man, and so on as the ingenuity of the members 
of the society suggested. 

Besides this open initiation there is a still more severe secret 
initiation, in which, among other things, each neophyte is branded 
a certain number of times on his left arm. The scar of this 
branding remains for years, and often for a lifetime. It is no un- 
common sight to see a number of the oarsmen when stripped for 
work marked with the six little scars of this lasting memorial of 
their initiation into the ^ K E, 


(The lists which have not been published, and some few names in the fol- 
lowing lists, are incomplete, either by reason of giving initials instead of 
names, or of omitting class or residence. Reporters wiu please send correct 
Hats for No. 3.) 

Nkw Hampshire Alpha. 

'89. Charles Sumner Currier, Barre, Vt. 

'89. Frank Johnson Huguy, Whitefield, N. H. 

'89. Sherman Hobbs, Pelham, N. H. 

'89. George Ephraim Miner, St Johnsbury, Vt 


'89. Joseph Morgan, Trinity Mills, Texas. 

'89. Nelson Edwm Baker Morrill. Rochester, N. H. 

'89. Alexander P Nelson, Haverhill, N. H. 

'89. Waller Franklin Robie, Bradford, Vt 

'89. George Francis Sparhawk, W. Rutland, Vt 

Vermont Alpha. 

'89. Garence Sumner Brigham, Bakersfield, Vt 

'89. Delmer Eugene Croft, Enosburg, Vt 

'89. Harold Murillo Dean, Bakersfield, Vt 

'89. Arthur Byxon Gilbert, Hinesburg, Vt 

'89. Pliny Corbin Huntington, Craftsbuiy, Vt 

'89. Walter Henry Merriam, Malone, N. Y. 

'89. Arthur Frost Newell, Greenfield, Mass. 

'89. Herbert Francis Quimby, West Unity, N. H. 

New York Gamma. 

'87. Frederick Joy Greene, New York, N. Y. 

'88. Eari Fenton Palmer, New York, N. Y. 

'88. Thomas Harry Knox, New York, N. Y. 

'88. Mason Games, New York, N. Y. 

'88. Samuel Whitney Dunscombe, Jr., New York, N. Y. 

New York Delta. 
'89. Frederick Geoige Zinsser, New York, N. Y. 

Pennsylvania Delta. 

'87. Andrew G. C. Brown, Fayette City, Pa. 
'89. Francis Tibbets, Geneva, Ohio. 
'89. Daniel W. Howell, New York. N. Y. 
'89. Frank B. Miner, Warren, Ohio. 

Virginia Alpha. 

'89. Calvin Kuder, Egypt, Penn. 

'89. Henry Hermann Flasspoller, New Orleans, La, 

'90. Harry Barton, Queen Anne, Md. 

'90. Elmer Wheeler, Hillsboro, Md. 

« Georgia Alpha. 

'86. John Wright Cox, La Grange, Ga. 

'88. Thomas Walter Reed, Atlanta, Ga. 

'88. Fanning Potts, Atlanta, Ga. 

'88. Reuben Rose Arnold, Atlanta, Ga. 

'88. Thomas Richmond Hardwick, Atlanta^ Ga. 

'88. Lamar Cobb, Athens, Ga. 


Mississippi Alpha. 

'88. John Lehman, Memphis, Tenn. 

'88. C. W. Frazer, Memphis, Tenn. 

'88. John M. Oliver, Wesson, Miss. 

'89. David D. McRee, Hazlehurst, Miss. 

'89. Frank Dimmick, Opelousas, La. 

'90. A. S. White, Utica, Miss. 

'90. Joseph C. Higdon, Hazlehurst, Miss. 

'90. Hiram Cassedy, Jr., Brookhaven, Miss. 

Ohio Beta. 

'89. Walter Findlay Mair. Parkersburg, W. Va. 
'89. Harlan Colfex Wykoff, Forest, Ohio. 

Indiana Zeta. 

'87. F. E. Millis, Brushy Prairie, Ind. 

'89. Henry H. Wright, St. Louis, Mo. 

'89. Charles W. Gilbert, St. Louis Mo. 

'89. Renos H. Richards, Spencer, Ind. 

'89. James H. Wilkerson, Grant City, Mo, 

'90. Charles B. Peterson, Potato Creek, Ind. 

'9a Jesse Martin, Newtown, Ind. 

Michigan Gamma. 

'89. Joseph G. McConnel, Italy, N. Y. 
'90. W. Irving Hadley, Pioneer, Ohio. 

Kansas Alpha. 
'86. W. C. Snyder, Belton, Mo. 


^ T\\2ls granted charters at University of Wisconsin, Colum- 
bia and Lafayette. 

^ A E recently held a very successful convention at Nash- 
ville, Tenn. 

^ T J has withdrawn the charter of its Kenyon chapter. 

It is stated by the K W Shield that the chapter of J T J, 
at Lehigh, have handed in its charter and the members have ten- 
dered their resignation. 

X W has revived her chapter at Cornell. 

& /I X has entered Amherst. 

Judge Isaac H. Maynard, Second Comptroller of the Treas- 


ury, is a J J?£; John S. Wise, Republican candidate for Gov- 
ernor of Virginia, is a 5 77 ; James Q. Chenoweth, First 
Auditor of the Treasury, is a ^ J^ ^5 ; Charles Kendall Adams, 
President of Cornell, was once a 5 77, but resigned to join 
W T; ex-Governor William D. Bloxham, Minister to Bolivia, is 
a J X ; Andrew D. White, ex-Mi nister to Germany and ex- 
President of Cornell, is ^ 2 and a W T; ]. Walker Feame, 
Minister to Roumania, Servia and Greece, is z ^ K E ; Theo- 
dore Roosevelt, the New York politician, is an u4 -J ^ and a 
/IKE; Governor George Hoadly, of Ohio, is 2i B 11, and 
Judge Joseph B. Foraker is a ^ iC W, — J T jd Crescent, 

William F. Vilas, Postmaster-General, Adlai E. Stevenson, 
First Assistant Postmaster-General, and John C. Black, Commis- 
sioner of Pensions, are ^ J 0s. 

The Forty-sixth Annual Convention oi B & II was held at the 
Lindell Hotel, St Louis, Mo., August 26, 27 and 28, 1885, and 
was the first convention of the fraternity held west of the Mis- 
sissippi ; Ex-Governor B. Gratz Brown, of St Louis, President 
The attendance was small, and the Beta Theta /'I'says, ** It was, 
to a noticeable degree a western convention, both in personnel 
and feeling." Granted a charter to the University of Texas, and 
refused three other petitions. The next convention will be held 
in Cincinnati, O., in August, 1886. 

The fraternities at Cornell i^x^^KW^Z W, K A, AA^, A T, 
A K E, Q A X, B 9 n,2Lnd W T. The ladies are repre- 
sented by KA © and K K F, All seem to be in flourishing 
condition, though Z W might seemingly spare a little time from 
sporting matters with advantage. The Dekes at Cornell are per- 
haps hardly up to the standard of that worthy fraternity. K A 
is composed of wealthy men. A T and W T have fine chapters. 
B Q n, A A <P, and & A X zie well represented by good chap- 
ters.— 7:5^ Shield 0/0 K W. 

The recent Convention of Southern K A placed the control 
of its journal with the Chi of Vanderbilt, with Prof J. H. Leigh 
as editor, and confirmed crimson and gold as the standard 

The fraternities at Wabash College have the following mem- 
bership and are named in the order of merit ; ^ A ©, 22 ; 2 X, 
7 ; TA, 6; B n, 12; O K W, ^.—A TA Crescent, 

The Thirty-ninth Annual Convention of A X E met with the 
Gamma Phi of Wesleyan at Meriden, Conn., October 21 and 22, 

The Twenty-first Convention of ^ F A met with the Sigma 
Deuteron of Lafayette, at Easton, Pa., October 26, 27 and 28, 



The Fifty-first Annual Convention oi A Tmet October 22 and 
23 with the University of Rochester chapter. 

The fraternities at Union are divided as follows : 

'86 '87 '88 '89 ToUl. 

2 9 o 2 00 2 

/I 9 05139 

A A 9 2 4 o I 7 

AT 4 3 3 o 10 

VT 4 I 3 3 II 

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National Convention. 

The next National Convention will be held at Cincinnati, Ohio, in the 
XXXVni year of the Fraternity, commencing 10 ▲. M. Monday, October 18, 
1886, and closing the following Friday. 

Oratbr-Hon. William F. Vilas, Washington, D. C. 
Poet — Eugene Field, Chicago, 111. 
Alternate Poet— A. Gwyn Foster, El Paso, Texas. 
Historian — ^A. A. Stearns, Cleveland, Ohio. 
Prophet— Hermon A. Kelley, Kelley's Island, Ohio. 

General Council. 

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Secretary— C. P. Bassett, 784 Broad Street, Newark, N. J. 
Treasurer - C. A. Foster, Trenton, Mo. 
Historian — A. A. Steams, 236 Superior St, Cleveland, Ohio. 

Delta Province Association. 

Vice-President, W. E. O'Kane, Delaware, Ohio. 
Secretary— W. E. Bundy, Wellston, Ohio. 
Treasurer— J. R. Calder, Alexandria, Pa. 
Historian — ^H. A. Kahler, McConnelsville, Ohio. 
Warden— A. A. Kohler, Akron, Ohio. 
The next Convention will be held at Delaware, Ohio, May 13 and 14, 1886. 

Indiana State Association. 

President— T. A. Kautz, Irvington, Ind. 
Secretary— Robert Newland, Bloomington, Ind. 
Warden— J. W. La Grange, Franklin, Ind. 

Alabama State Association. 

President — M. P. Le Grand. 

Vice President and Historian 

Secretary and Treasurer 

Province Presidents. 

Alpha Province ^ Burlington, Vt. 

Beta Province— Orren L. Steames, Richmond, Va. 

Grmroa Province— S. P. Gilbert, Atlanta, Ga. 

Delta Province— J. E. Randall, I Iiidianola Place, Columbus, Ohio. 

Epsilon Provmce— T. M. Goodwin, Bowling Green, Kentuckv. 

Zeta Province — T. H. Simmons, Suite 14, 115 Monroe St., Chicago, HI. 

Eta Province— T. S. Ridge, 1116 Main Stxeet, Kansas City, Mo. 


Chapter Reporters. 

alpha province. 

Maine Alpha— Colby University— Geo. E. Googins, Waterville, Me. 

New Hampshire Alpha— Dartmouth College— G. E. Whitehill, Hano- 
ver, N. H. 

Vermont Alpha— University of Vermont— F. H. Clapp, 32 Grant St., 
Burlington, Vt. 

New York Beta— Union College Schenectady, N. Y. 

New York Gamma— College of the City of New York— Albert Shiels, 
896 Broadway, New York, N. Y. 

New York Delta— Columbia College— Elbert P. Callender, 354 W. 58th 
Street, New York, N. Y. 

Pennsylvania Alpha— Lafayette College— Harry Moore, Easton, Pa, 

Pennsylvania Beta — Pennsylvania College — T. L. Crouse, Gettysburg, Pa. 

Pennsylvania Gamma — Washington and Jefierson College— A. J. Mont- 
gomery, Jr., Box 602, Washington, Pa. 

Pennsylvania Delta— Allegheny College— Charles P. Lynch, Box 701, 
Meadville, Pa. 

Pennsylvania Epsilon— Dickinson College — W. T. Graham, Carlisle, Pa 

Pennsylvania Zeta— University of Pennsylvania -E. H. Small, 3348 Wal- 
nut Street, Philadelphia,. Pa. 

New York Alpha Alumni — New York, N. Y., Glenn Andrews, 410 E. 
26th Street 


Virginia Alpha — Roanoke College — Furmin J. Smith, Roanoke. Va. 
Virginia Beta — University of Virginia — John D. Fletcher, University of 

Virginia, Va 

Virginia Gamma — Kandolpti-Macon (^oiiege 

Virginia Delta — Richmond College— S. v. Fiery, Richmond, Va. 

^irginiaGamma— Randolph-Macon College— J. T. Barbam, Ashland, Va. 

Virginia Epsilon — Virginia Military Institute — G.|B. Miller, Lexington, Va. 
North Carolina Beta — University of North Carolina — ^A. M. Simmons, 
Chapel Hill, North Carolina. 

South Carolina Alpha — Wofiford College — Spartanburg, S. C^ 

lege— A. C. Mc 
Virginia Alpha Alumni— Richmond— Dr. C. M. Shields, 119 N. Fifth St., 

South Carolina Beta — South Carolina College— A. C. Moore, Columbia, S.C. 

Richmond, Va. 

District of Columbia Alpha Alumni — Washington— S. H. Kelley, 608 I2lh 
St , N. W., Washington, D. C. 

Maryland Alpha Alumni— Baltimore — W. H. H. Raleigh, 23 Hanover St., 
Baltimore, Md. 


Georgia Alpha— University of Georgia — ^J. J. Gilbert, Athens, Ga. 

Georgia Beta — Emory College— E. C. Mobley, Jr., Oxford, Ga. 

Georgia Gamma — Mercer University — W. B. Hardman, Macon, Ga. 

Alabama Alpha— Universiiy o( Alabama— W. E. Booker, Tuscaloosa, Ala. 

Alabama Beta - State College of Alabama — L. W. Spratling. Auburn, Ala. 

Mississippi Alpha — University of Mississippi — J. M. Oliver, Oxford, Miss. 

Texas Beta— University of Texas— Constance Pcssels, Austin, Tex. 

Tennessee Alpha — Vanderbilt University— Chambers Kellar, Nashville, 

Tennessee Beta — University of the South— H. R. Bohn, Sewanee, Tenn. 

Georgia Alpha Alumni, Columbus — Ira Bowman, Columbus, Ga. 

Alabama Alpha Alumni — Montgomery — Alva Fitzpatrick, Montgomery, Ala. 

Tennessee Alpha Alumni— Nashville — R. F. Jackson, 56^ N. Cherry St., 
Nashville, Tenn. 



Ohio Alpha— Miami University— W. R Morris, Oxford, Ohio. 

Ohio Beta — Ohio Wesl6]^an University —W. F. Mair, Delaware, Ohio. 

Ohio Gamma— Ohio University — W. E. Bundy, Athens, Ohio. 

Ohio Delta— University of Wooster— T, S. Anderson. Wooster, Ohio. 

Ohio Epsilon — Bachtel College — E, C. Paf^e, Akron, Ohio. 

Ohio Zeta — Ohio State University — A. C. Reeves, Columbus, Ohio. 

Kentucky Alpha — Centre College — R. S. Dawson, Danville. Ky. 

Kentucky Delta — Central University^^ Richmond, Ky. 

Ohio Alpha Alumni— Cincinnati — Dr. J. A. Thompson, 113 W. 9th St., 
Cincinnati, Ohio. 

Ohio Beta Alumni— Akron -W. J. McCrcary, 128 Brown St., Akron, Ohio. 

Kentucky Alpha Alumni— Louisville — D. N. Marble, 543 Fourth Av., 
Louisville, Ky. 


Indiana Alpha — Indiana University — Robert Newland, Bloomington, Ind. 

Indiana Beta- Wabash College — ]. G. Lovell, Crawfordsville, Ind. 

Indiana Gamma — Butler University — H. T. Miller, Irvington, Ind. 

Indiana Delta — Franklin College — H. N. Gant, Franklin, Ind. 

Indiana Epsilon — Hanover College — C. H. McCaslin, Box 63, Hanover, 

Indiana Zeta — De Pauw University — T. C. Hopkins, Box 518. Gieencastle, 

Michigan Beta— State College of Michigan — ^Nelson Mayo, Agricultural 
College, Mich. 

Michigan Gamma— Hillsdale College — W. O. Robinson, Hillsdale, Mich. 
Indiana Alpha Alumni — Franklin— -T. C. Donnell, Franklin, Ind.^ 
Indiana Beta Alumni — Indianapolis— C. L. Goodwin, '* Indianapolis 
Times," Indianapolis, Ind. 


nihiois Gamma — Address Province President 

Illinois Delta — Knox College— J. B. Brown. Galesbui^, 111. 

Illinois Epsilon— Illinois Wesleyan University — W. C Miller, Blooining- 
ton. HI. 

Illinois Zeta — Lombard University— Ward Brigham, 664 Knox St, Gales- 
burg, 111 

Wisconsin Alpha — University of Wisconsin — ^L, R. Anderson, 535 State 
Street, Madison, Wis. 

Illinois Alpha Alumni— Chicago— M. M. Boddie, 46 Portland Block, 
Chicago, 111. 

Illinois Beta Alumni — Galesburg— Rev. E. L. Conger, Galesburg, 111. 


Missouri Alpha— University of Missouri— H. W. Clark, Box 278, Col- 
umbia, Mo. 

Missouri Beta— Westminster College— T. N. Wilkerson, Fulton, Mo. 

Kansas Alpha —University of Kansas— B. P. Blair, Box 382, Lawrence, 

Nebraska Alpha— University of Nebraska— J. R. Force, State Block, 
Lincoln, Neb. 

Iowa Alpha— Iowa Wesleyan University— T. F. Riggs, Mount Pleasant, Iowa. 

Iowa Beta— State University of Iowa— J. H. Dickey, Iowa City, Iowa. 

Minnesota Alpha— University of Minnesota^- William Donahower, Minne- 
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Vol. X.— DECEMBER, 1885.— No. 3.- 


Dr. Kemper asserts of "the Immortal Six/' of whom Childs 
and McNutt were two, that they were fretted by the petty tyranny 
of the Faculty, "not that they had transgressed in anything, not 
that they intended to do anything wrong, not that they would 
have any duty unfulfilled or slighted, but they had a right to be 
free in diis one particular. ***** They admitted the 
importance and duty of temperance in all things. Total absti- 
nence from all that produped intoxication thev believed to be 
essential to the young. They were willing to declare this and to 
promote it to the best of their ability in every right way." 

How well the conduct of these two gentlemen conformed to 
these fine words the facts in their case will make clear, and fortu- 
nately for the cause of truth, the original official records of that 
eventful period are at hand, thanks to brother Palmer's perseve- 
rance and kindness. Further details from private letters in refer- 
ence to the same sad busmess confirm the statements of the official 

After the trial and expulsion of these gentlemen a statement of 
the case was sent to the convention, whose minutes were pub- 
lished in the last October Scroll. The paper is drawn with 
great moderation and kindness to the erring brethren. It is as 
follows : 


"At the meeting of the Ohio Alpha, held on the 17th of De- 
cember, eighteen hundred and fifty-one, a committee was 
appointed to draw up a brief statement of the causes which led to 
the expulsion of two of its members on the thirtieth day of Octo- 
ber, 185 1, and to present the same to the order of the ^ z/ 0, 
which was to assemble at Cincinnati, on the thirtieth of Decem- 
ber, we, the committee appointed at that" (time), '* present the 
following report : 

"The committee deem it unnecessary to go into any length- 


ened detail of the state of affairs previous to the time of the 
arraignment, merely stating a few &cts by way of introduction. 
For more than a month before the society took any action upon 
the case, it had been known to a majority of the members that 
James H. Childs and Joseph G. McNutt were pursuing a course 
of conduct entirely at variance with the pledges they had entered 
into when they signed the Bond of the Society, and inconsistent 
with the vows they had taken upon themselves when they had 
connected themselves with the church, and their promises as 
members of the Young Men's Temperance Society of Miami 

'* It was not thought best to bring them before the Society, but 
to deal gently with them, and to try to persuade them to retrace 
their erring footsteps. Accordingly, Mr. Harrison — being the 
intimate friend and room-mate of Mr. McNutt — was selected to 
advise him on the subject ; and Mr. Denny, being the confiden- 
tial friend of Mr. Childs, was chosen to converse with and counsel 
him. They held several private conversations, and each of the 
gentlemen acknowledged his Eiults, and made promises to amend 
and professed penitence. Mr. McNutt made a resolution on his 
knees before God never to touch aught that would intoxicate, 
while to Mr. Childs, he promised to abstain until Christmas. But 
in a short time it was known to the members that the pledges 
thus solemnly made had been broken, and that repeatedly. 
They were again affectionately entreated to desist from the mad 
course which they were pursuing, and again they promised, and 
again forfeited their word, until at last it seemed as if their word 
was not- considered binding on their consciences. At first they 
were very careful to hide their deeds from the eyes of their fellow- 
students, but soon they grew more careless, and seemed to care 
little whether they were known or not, and several times appeared 
in public assemblies in a state of drunkenness. It seemed to be 
a point of honor for them to be drunk on the night of the tem- 
perance meetings, which, considering that Mr. McNutt was pro- 
secutor of the society, was setting a bad example, to say the least 
of it. 

** At last, since the efforts of their friends to win them from 
their sinful course had proved unavailing, and their solemn vows 
had been broken repeatedly, it seemed necessary that the society 
should take a more decided action. A meeting was, therefore, 
called on the aflernoon of the 28th of October. All the mem- 
bers were present, except Childs, McNutt and Denny. Messrs. 
Childs and McNutt having gone to a circus, could not be informed 
of the meeting, and the warden was unable to find Mr, Denny. 
The warden, Mr. Kemper, appearing unwilling to commence a 
prosecution without a vote of the society, was therefore instructed 
by a unanimous vote to arraign the gentlemen. The Society 


then adjourned until evening, at which time the arraigned mem- 
bers were notified to be present, but they did not attend, and the 
following letter was received from them, directed thus : 

'' ' To the Gentlemen who style themselves the ^ ^ & Sodely : 

** 'Miami University, October 28, 1851. 

** ' Gentlemen : Whereas, neither the Bond nor the Constitu- 
tion of the J Society provide for the arraignment of any 
member ; and, whereas, did they contain any such clause, it 
would provide such end, only to be attained by a unanimous 
vote of all attendant members, and as the vote of such members 
has not been obtained, we, the undersigned, denying the author- 
ity of those gentlemen, who falsely style themselves the ^ A & 
Society, to make such arraignment, do \itt^y itiM'^tmost posUively 
to attend at the time and place specified. 

James H. Childs, 

if I 

. G. McNuTT.' 

" As this same right was also disputed by some other members, 
the president, bein{< the expounder of the constitution, gave the 
following decision : * That such a right inherently belongs to the 
Society as an organized body, and that in all cases it is the duty 
of the warden to conduct such arraignments as the Society may 
order.' All final action was then postponed until the thirtieth, 
and a committee was appointed to draft resolutions expressive of 
the opinions and feelings of the Society concerning the affair 
under consideration. 

"The committee drew up these resolutions, which were adopted 
unanimously : 

* * * Whereas, The ^ A @ Society, as such, does not claim 
special authority for the arraignmeni of any member within its 
jurisdiction ; and, whereas, James H. Childs and Joseph G. 
McNutt, members of the Ohio Alpha of the ^ z/ 0, do question 
the right of said society to summon any member charged with a 
violation of the Bond, therefore, 

** * Resolved y ist. That the right is inherently in our order to 
protect itself against internal corruption. 

** * Resolved, 2d. That whilst we deprecate the act with which 
the said James H. Childs and Joseph G. McNutt are charged, 
yet we love them as brothers, and fondly hope that they may be 
led by our kind offices and the blessing of God to covenant anew 
to fulfill every duty required by the Bond. 

" * Resolved, 3d. That we adjourn, to meet in the College Cabi- 
net, on Thursday evening, the jcth instant, at 8 o'clock, and that 
meanwhile we earnestly invoke the guidance of Almighty God as 
to the course of action to be pursued. 

** ^Resolved, 4th. That a copy of the above be submitted to 
James H. Childs and Joseph G. McNutt.' 


'' On the night specified the gentlemen appeared and pleaded 
guilty to the charges alleged against them. The Society pro- 
ceeded to the consideration of the penalty to be imposed. Mr. 
Matthews, in behalf of the guilty members, presented the follow- 
ing proposition, which, he stated, was the only one on which the 
gentlemen would treat with the Society : That they would renew 
their bonds to the Society, provided that each individual member 
would sign the following : 

" * Miami Unfversity, October 30, 1851. 

*' *We, the undersigned, do solemnly pledge ourselves that we 
will make use of nothing that has happened previous to this time 
to the disadvantage of either Joseph G. McNutt or James H. 
Childs, and that we will reveal nothing which will make them 
arraignable or cause them to be arraigned before either the Young 
Men's Temperance Society, the Faculty of Miami University, or 
other body with which they are connected. ' 

'* The Society refused to entertain any such proposal, as they 
had never, either as individuals or as a body, given the gentlemen 
any reason to suppose that they would make any such use of the 
knowledge they had obtained. Whereupon Mr. Matthews, who 
was prepared for such an emergency, ofifered his resignation, 
which was received. The names of James H. Childs and Joseph 
G. McNutt were then struck from the Bond without a dissenting 
vole. Messrs. Denny and Kemper then resigned their member- 
ships, which resignations were unanimously accepted, as they were 

** Such is a brief statement of the causes which led to the expul- 
sion of two members and the withdrawal of three more. The 
committee cannot but think that to any candid mind reviewing 
the whole ground, the action of the Society will clearly seem the 
only course open to them. 

" All of which is respectfully submitted. 

**T. K. BouDE, 1 

* * David Swing, >• Committee. 

** John A. Anderson, ) 

* * M lAMi University, December, 1 85 1 . " 

The private conferences and faithful fraternal entreaties and 
expostulations show clearly that not only was there no spiteful or 
unkind feeling toward these erring brethren, but that there was 
a sincere desire by the members generally to retain them in the 
brotherhood, provided it could be done consistent with the great 
principles enunciated in the Bond. To the requirements of that 
Bond those young men had voluntarily pledged their honor as 
gentlemen, and the seven who meant to keep their word thus 
pledged, reluctantly surrendered personal friendships for the sake 
of good morals and an honest compliance with the terms of that 
— to them — sacred instrument 


Ross, one of the seven faithful attendant members, in a letter 
of date December 22, '51, says : "Of a truth, Morrison, I never 
regretted a step so much, but it had to be done. We could not 
do any other way than to cut them off. " 

Childs and McNutt were not unfairly dealt with. If they were 
conscious "that they had not transgressed in anything:," as Dr. 
Kemper affirms, why should they have pleaded Guilty ? 

Was it the fair thing, then, for these young men, when they 
admitted their transgression, to require of each of the individual 
members of the society to sign a written pledge to screen them 
from meeting their responsibilities in the Church and temperance 
societies, of which they were members, while the fraternity only 
required of them for the future an oral pledge on their sacred 
honors ? They afterwards, as we shall see, complained of this act 
of their attorney. Matthews, as not properly representing their 
views, though they allowed six months to pass ere they said so. 
The Society had good reason, at the time, to regard this request 
to agree to accept a dishonorable implication on themselves, 
^nd to promise to forestall the possible necessary ends of justice 
in the unforeseen Providence of God, as coming directly from 
Childs and McNutt 

But if it was right to expel these men, why did others leave, 
does a reader ask ? 

In the course of the trial, it came out in the testimony prelim- 
inary to the call upon the defendants " guilty or not guilty," that 
when McNutt heard that his conduct was in violation of the 
Magna Charta of the Society, he replied : ' ' Why, then, do they 
not get after Matthews, for he gets drunk, too ? " Matthews had 
no desire to be called next 

Denny, before he made his final bow, admitted that the society 
bad done rightly in the matter, but that his relation to Childs was 
such, that Childs and he could not be separated. He soon 
showed how sincere that statement was by joining the "Alphas," 
and leaving Childs in the ranks of the " Dekes." 

Willson regarded Denny's conduct in his mission for the society 
to Childs to have been treacherous, and Dr. J. K. Boude says, in 
a letter to W. B. Palmer, November 10, '85, that in the spring of 
1852, when Childs and McNutt applied to the society for a new 
trial : "We then learned that Denny, who had been selected to 
talk with them " (Childs and McNutt), " when the charges were 
first made, and who let us believe that he had done so to no effect, 
had not performed his duty at all, and led us to believe that they 
were contumacious." McNutt's petition refers to Denny, though 
not by name, as one guilty of his troublesome sin, as he had re- 
peatedly charged upon another, to shield his own conduct 
Dennv now writes after his name the significant letters S. J., and 
there are other reasons that justify the conclusion that while at 


college he was practising considerably in the line of that celebrated 

Why Kemper left is, perhaps, answered to his own satisfaction 
in the article in the Quarterly above referred to. He, however, 
no doubt knew well the characters of those who left, for one 
reason or another, and went with the company that he most pre- 

Capital punishment for snch a reason and upon two such pop- 
ular young men was a brave act, and certainly a painful one. It 
was regarded as a thing of risk. It was an untried and new con- 
dition of things, and they awaited the result with some apprehen- 
sion. They were in dead earnest, and preferred death to pollution 
or even dishonor. They, however, feared God and trusted in 
Him, and this hour of their trouble they remembered the promise 
of His infallible and blessed word : ''If any lack wisdom, let him 
ask of God, who giveth to all liberally and upbraideth not, and it 
shall be given him." They were neither ashamed nor afraid to 
go accordingly to the great Allwise Father for His guidance, and 
who will say that they went in vain I 

Was it fanatical or foolish in that sterling patriot, Samuel 
Adams, to voice the earnest prayer for his country, that was the 
most striking feature in the proceedings of the Continental Con- 
gress on the first day of July, 1776 ? 

And was it unwise or useless for subscribers to the Bond of 
^ J to show their sincerity and earnestness and feith in God, 
just as they did in this first serious trouble that befel them ? The 
fevor of God certainly was upon the work of that day. The fra- 
ternity there at once took a higher and firmer stand for morality 
and truth than it had done. Its spinal column was strengthened. 
Its members breathed freer and deeper, and trusted in God more 
than ever. A grand precedent was set that made it easier ever 
after to say to evil doers in Phi ranks, ' * We have no room for you. " 
Our order is not a screen to hide transgressors from the penalty of 
a just law, or to shield the guilty from deserved punishment 
Henceforward the words of the Bond were shown to be not empty 
nor vain, but things of life and power. The need for the white- 
washing of brethren had come to an end ; no good conscience 
need be strained to say kind words about fellow members. In 
various ways good results soon began to appear. At the very 
next meeting after the storm, two grand men came into the ranks 
— James Carson, whose older brother was a Beta, and Samuel 
Hibben, the first scholar and one of the best men in the Univer- 
sity. Hibben was graduated in the class of '53. He and Holmes, 
both Phis, took first and second honors in a class of thirty-five. 
And, by the way, how could it have happened that the eloquent 
orator, the vanquisher of James G. Bimey, Joseph Gideon 
McNutt, though he belonged to that class, did not even have a 


speaker's place on Commencement Day ? Was it that class that 
Samuel F. Hunt had in his eye, when he said in the Delta Kappa 
JEpsilon of last April, that "it can well be claimed that the Delta 
Kappa Epsilon fraternity received more honors from the literary 
societies than all the other secret organizations in the University 
combined ? " 

James H. — now Rev. Dr. — Brooks was pledged soon after, but 
he was interfered with, and told that the Phis were upstarts and 
men of no character, whereas the Alphas were an old established 
fraternity, and had a college professor — Moffat — as a member. 

So the Phi bovs, anxious to see how men of matured mind and 
sober views would regard their purposes and plans, elected that 
"accomplished linguist and true Christian, Charles Elliot," and 
that ** venerable and sagacious philosopher," Dr. O. N. Stoddard. 
Both of these professors accepted and signed the Bond, and often 
attended and took part in their meetings. The fraternity having 
thus been successful, elected Rev. John M. Worrall, then the 
popular and eloquent pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, 
Oxford, Ohio ; also. Rev. Dr. Claybaugh, of the Theological 
Seminary, and later. Rev. W. C. Anderson, D.D., President of 
the University. 

J. A. Anderson wrote January 22, '52 : "We are looking up; 
the past is like the moon in a clear night, but the future like the 
midday sun." Ross wrote about the same time : "Our prospects 
are brightening ; we have received into our fellowship Sam. Hib- 
ben, James Carson and E. E. Hutchinson, all young men of 
undoubted talent and moral worth." 

The indirect result of this discipline proved salutary. The 
young men who were the chief subjects of it were, no doubt, 
benefited by it to a considerable extent ; they were thought to be 
sufficiently good to be worthy charter members of an incoming 
and rival fraternity. Would it not be proper for that brotherhood 
to be generous to ^ <J © for training such desirable men and 
furnishing an opportunity for that fraternity to make a start in 
Miami University? 

But the reader's patience and Scroll space perhaps will hardly 
allow the remainder of the history to be told in this article. The 
next section will tell of some change in tne character of the cor- 
respondence addresses to the Ohio Alpha of the Phi Delta Theta 
by some young men heretolore mentioned. 

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When this chapter was opened in the year 1883, the University 
of the South kindly offered for the meetings of the' members a 
suite of rooms in St Luke's Hall, which belongs to the theologi- 
cal department. As soon as the chapter was firmly established, 
it began to look forward to the erection of some local habitation. 
In the month of May, 1884, the sum of $500 was given for this 
purpose by our brother J. H. P. Hodgson (one of the earliest 
members, and still among our readiest and most active friends), 
which, added to a subscription previously raised, encouraged the 
securing of a comer lot and the breaking of the ground for build- 
ing, in the following month. The chapter-house was finished in 
the course of the summer, at the cost of $1,000. 

It is a frame building, stands a little back from the street, in the 
midst of a grove of young oak trees. Passing along a narrow path- 
way, we reach the piazza, which leads us into the larger room, 32 
feet by 1 8. The centre of this is occupied by a billiard-table, at 
which members are free to amuse themselves at any time, among 
themselves, or with invited frienda At the northern end of the 
room a bow-window opens out, which is to be curtained off by 
itself, and the window-seat of which will offer a delightfiil resting- 
place in the summer months. 

Along the eastern wall extend a series of windows, set with 
colored glass ; and the farther end of the room is improved by a 
great chimney-place, lately finished, which runs up between two 
little square apertures filled with red panes, thus giving an odd 
and pleasing effect from without or within. 

Thence we pass, through double doors, into the inner sanc- 
tum, reserved for the esoteric ceremonies of the fraternity. This 
is a smaller room, 16 feet by 16; but is enlarged at the outer 
end by a bay, heavily curtained off with yellow-brown hangings, 
which contains the presiding officer's desk and chair. Here, 
too, is the nucleus of a library, for which a substantial book-case 
is soon to be made. 

As before stated, the house is frame, and is weather-boarded 
with shingles instead of plank. The comers of the weather-ends 
of the shingles are cut off. The effect is pretty and unique. 

Each window sash has a large red pane in the centre, which is 
surrounded by small square white ones. The effect is very 

The house is almost wholly due to brother Hodgson. His 
zeal and energy, and his interest in his fratemity are unbounded. 
The chapter and fraternity owe him a lasting debt of gratitude. 
He is a true man and a true Phi. Robert S. Dowdy. 



A SHORT history of the birth and prospects of Kentucky Delta 
will no doubt be of interest to the fraternity. 

For some time the active alumni had been considering the ad- 
visability of planting a chapter at Richmond, Ky. In the sum- 
mer of this year that indefatigable worker, Walter B. Palmer, of 
Nashville, Tenn., began a correspondence with Thos. R. Phister, 
of Maysville, Ky., as to standing of Central University. He at 
once took hold of the matter, and information as to the standing 
and future of the college was forwarded to the General Council. 
It was finally determined to send a man to Richmond as a com- 
mittee of investigation. Accordingly, brother Phister went to 
Central University to take notes of the situation, and if the pros- 
pects were good for a first-class chapter, to select the requisite 
number of men to make an application for a charter. He se- 
cured the co-operation of brother Geo. B. Thomas, and late in 
September the two proceeded to Richmond. 

Fraternity restrictions had only been removed two years ago, 
and the Greek world was already represented hy2A E, A T H, 
A K E znd 2 N, so that great care and caution were necessary. 

After receiving the permission of the president. Dr. Logan, an 
alumnus of Kentucky A chapter, we proceeded to examine the 
material for a chapter. Although four fraternities were already 
established, yet for various reasons many of the best men in col- 
lege had joined none of them. To select men up to the Phi 
standard on a shore acquaintance is by no means easy. But we 
started with the determination to have the best men or none, 
keeping always in view the idea of getting men who would es- 
tablish Kentucky i^ on a broad and firm foundation. The 
result gratified our most sanguine expectations, and nine men 
joined in an application for a charter. Two others were after- 
wards chosen. The application was presented to the General 
Council, and in due time a charter was forwarded us, with 
authority to initiate the applicants. 

On November 1 7th we went to Richmond. In response to an 
invitation to be present at initiation, Kentucky A sent two men, 
brothers R. S. Dawson and Frank N. Lee. Bro. Jas. R. Bur- 
nam, Kentucky A, ^yy, a prominent young lawyer of Richmond 
and member of the Legislature, took great interest in the cause, 
and the four made extensive arrangements for the initiation. The 
new men are thoroughly imbued with the true Phi spirit, and 
will make our new chapter all we can wish. It is already recog- 
nized as a formidable rival by the other fraternities, of which all 
but one welcomed her with true Grecian courtesy. 

Thos. R. Phistkr. 

• We have received a letter from the Reporter of Kentuckv J, which be- 
ing also descriplive of the initiation, we do not publish. The lists of new 
men will be found under Initiates. 



Although New Hampshire can boast of only one college, yet 
she may well say that she yields to no State in the practical and 
mental drill which she gives to those who attend this college. 
Hanover, N. H., the seat of Dartmouth College, lies on the 
west bank of the Connecticut River, on a slightly elevated plain, 
some 1 60 miles north of Boston. West of the town a low range 
of hills lift their rugged heads, while to the south and north the 
plain of the beautiful Connecticut valley stretches out in its un- 
broken beauty. 

In describing the village, perhaps we can do no better than to 
use Willis' description of New Haven : **If it was not for the 
spires of the churches, a bird, flying over on its autumnal voy- 
age to the Floridas, would never mention having seen it in its 
travels. The houses are something between an Italian palace 
and an English cottage built of wood, but in the dim light of 
those overshadowing trees, as fair to the eyes as marble, with 
their triennial coat of paint ; and each stands in the midst of its 
own encircling grass plot, half buried in vines and flowers . . . 
green openings are left throughout the town fringed with inter- 
vening elm rows, the long weeping branches sweeping downward 
to the grass, and with their encircling shadows keeping moist and 
cool the road they overhang. " 

It may seem strange to some that the seed from which this 
knowledge-giving-flower of New Hampshire sprung was first 
planted in Connecticut, but it is no less the case. In 1757 
Eleazor Wheelock, D.D., established a charity school for Indi- 
ans at Lebanon, Conn. At first this school had but one pupil. 
In a short time, because of the increase in the number of pupils 
and the nearness of Yale College, Mr. Wheelock determined to 
move the school farther north. This he soon did, choosing as 
the site Hanover, N. H. In 1769, Mr. Wheelock, through 
Governor John Wentworth, the last royal governor of New 
Hampshire, succeeded in obtaining a charter for his school as a 
college, Mr. Wheelock being the first president. Under his ex- 
cellent management the college grew very rapidly. At the first 
Commencement four hopeful youths received their A. £., and at 
the end of ten years the sum total of the graduates was 99. A 
like period at Harvard produced but 53, and at Yale only 36. 
The ^ye years from 1841 to 1845, inclusive, added 358 to the 
alumni of the college. During the war the classes fell to an 
average of 34, but after 1868 the number began to increase and 
now the numbers are greater than at any time previous. 

The faculty of the college and associate institutions consists of 
43 men, all of recognized ability, among them Prof. A. S. Hardy, 
the author of a treatise on "Quartemions" and the novel *'But 
yet a Woman;" Prof. C. F. Richardson, author of "Choice of 


Books," "Primer of American Literature," and several poems of 
merit; Prof. J. K. Lord, editor of an edition of Cicero's Laelius. 

The associate institutions are the Medical College, State Agri- 
cultural College, Thayer School of Civil Engineering, and the 
Chandler Scientific School. The latter, Gen. Sherman, U. S.A., 
has pronounced the most perfect scientific school in America. 

Dartmouth is not deficient in the literature of knowledge. In 
the professions, in practical life, and in scholarship she is repre- 
sented by such men as Daniel Webster, Rufus Choate, Thaddeus 
Stevens ; in divinity by Geo. Bush, Geo. P. Marsh, Jas. Marsh, S. 
C. Bartlett, the present president of the college ; in law by Isaac F. 
Redfield ; in medicine by Mooreland, Durkee, and Ordronaux. 
Besides these, Dartmouth lays claim to 9 governors of the State, 
one chief justice of the United States; 15 U. S. senators; 70 
representatives to Congress ; and 9 governors of other States. 

Although the college sprung from a high religious tone, yet it 
is purely ansectarian. Its training is not merely an intellectual 
one, but the institution realizes that there is something above the 
intellect which pertains to a higher part of a being, and attention 
is paid to the morals of those within her halls. The faculty also 
realize the fact that a father does not send his son to college to be 
blessed with Latin, Greek, and mathematics simply, but to be 
built up in integrity and manhood. 

But let us come to the subject of fraternities. Prior to 1842 
Greek letter societies were unknown at Dartmouth. During this 
year, 1842, Prof. C. B. Haddock, recognizing the lack of social- 
ity among the students, formed the idea of starting a society. 
He communicated with . the students, and the result was the 
founding of the Kappa Kappa Kappa. As a local society it is 
veiy strong. It has the largest membership of any fi-atemity at 
Dartmouth, and its alumni numbers about 630. During the 
same year y 2" entered Dartmouth with four charter members. 
The society has had continued success. Within the last few 
years this chapter has introduced the "social element" into the 
chapter hall to a great degree. Much time is spent by the 
members in this, perhaps we may call it, too social manner. 
Without doubt since this element has been introduced so exten- 
sively the standing of the chapter has fallen somewhat The 
number of alumni reaches 540. 

From 1843 to 1845 there was a comparative rest in society 
matters, both the KKK% and the W Ts doing their regular 
work without much rivalry. At this time there was a Senior 
society, local, known as the T J Q, and in 1844 the subject of 
applying for a charter to A ^ was agitated and two delegates 
were sent to Amherst to look the matter up. Nothing definite, 
however, was done till March, 1846, when the charter was grant- 
ed, the petition having been signed by 18 men. The society now 



numbers about 40 active members, with an alumni of 443. Al- 
though Dartmouth was the eleventh college into which A A 
entered, yet the Dartmouth chapter has an alumni only exceeded 
by the Amherst chapter, which has an alumni of 476. The 
chapter here pays special attention to music, making the literary 
work secondary to this. It owns its own hall, which was built 
in 1873. Dartmouth was also the eleventh college into which 
the A K Es entered. This fraternity in 1843 Kranted a charter 
to 20 petitioners and the 77 chapter was founded at Dartmouth. 
The A K Es are, at present, probably the strongest society here. 
They still pay close attention to literary work and have not as yet 
drifted toward the ** social element" The Dartmouth alumni of 
A K E numbers about 200. 

From 1853 to 1869 the diflferent societies carried out their 
usual routine of work with more or less contention during the 
"chinning" seasons. During this interval the monotony was 
broken by the rising and billing of numerous Freshman societies, 
the principal ones of which were the A K and K 2 E, 

From 1853 to 1869 there was a great falling off in the number 
of students, but after '69 the classes began to increase in number 
and there was a demand for another society. Accordingly about 
20 members of the class of '72 applied to & J X (ot 9, charter, 
which was granted. The chapter is composed of hard-working 
fraternity men and is in a fair condition. 

From this time on the classes continued to grow slowly till '83, 
when the Freshman class was larger than usual and there were mr.ny 
men who did not join a fraternity. A class society was formed 
during the winter and meetings held. Finally, it was decided to 
apply for a charter to some fraternity. After due consideration, 
w A @ was decided upon as the one offering the greatest advan- 
tages. The charter was granted in 1884 to nine charter mem- 
bers. The chapter has had excellent success thus far. It was at 
once recognized by the other fraternities and admitted to posi- 
tions upon the college publications and class honors. At present 
the chapter numbers 25 men ; the delegation from the class of 
'89 consisting of 9 as good men as any society have obtained. 

Dartmouth has always been noted among the Eastern Colleges 
for the number of Western men which she graduates, and it is 
thought that this new society will be the nucleus for all Western 
men to gather around. And the New Hampshire Alpha would 
earnestly ask all Western Phis to keep **an eye out" for all men 
intending to come to Dartmouth to complete their education, 
and set them on the correct road to the National Fraternity. 

Geo. W. Shaw, N. H. Alpha. 



During the year 1 883-84, when the Beta Thtta Pt'vf^s under 
the charge of Mr. Chambers Baird, Jr. (a Harvard man, by the 
way), it teemed with editorials advocating the decapitation of 
sundry chapters in weak condition and at poor colleges. So re- 
morseless and relentless was the aforesaid editor in his attacks 
upon the hapless chapters, that a word of protest was raised by 
Mr. John J. Covington, the former editor, who attributed to him 
Herod-like proclivities. Still the war was wa^ed with energy 
unabated, until the weak chapters fairly quaked in their boots. 
It was declared most solemnly that their death warrants had been 
signed, and the decreed execution would take place at the con- 
vention of 1884. But mark the change. In spite of the terri- 
ble threats mirabUe dictu, every chapter escaped. The execu- 
tioners had not a single victim. Evidently a majority of the 
delegates in the convention of 1884 were not of the Herod kind. 
Then it was stated editorially that the condemned chapters had 
been reprieved, and outside spectators thought that the dies tree 
had only been postponed until the convention of 1885. But 
with the withdrawal of Mr. Chambers Baird, Jr., from the edi- 
torial management of the magazine in the fall of 1884, Mr. W. 
O. Robb took charge, and thereafter we read no more of execu- 
tions, etc. During the year 1884-85, there appeared a very 
significant and weighty contribution from Mr. W. R. Baird upon 
the extension policy of B Q 11, This Mr. Baird is the widely- 
known author of "American College Fraternities." He urged 
that the fraternity made a great mistake in bowing down to the 
standards of WT, A /3 and J K E, He afl5rmed that the 
extension policy had become weak and vacillating, and that 
B n ought to have a policy of its own independent of that of 
the eastern orders. He further declared that the fraternity ought 
to establish itself in every good institution, and become national 
in extent This article was calculated to have a strong influence, 
and it had. At the convention of 1885, the blood-thirsty Herods 
suffered another disappointment. Not a head fell in the basket. 
Instead of withdrawing the charters of chapters in sickly condi- 


don and at sickly colleges, we are told that the convention was 
overwhelmingly for further extension. Finally the fraternity has 
resolved to break away from the policy of ultra conservatism 
which it took up several years since in imitation of its then East- 
em idols. A chapter at the University of Texas was chartered, 
and three applications for charters were referred to the chapters 
to vote upon. 

One very curious result followed the agitation of the chapter- 
killing question. The Crescent oi A T A^ taking its cue from 
the Beta Theta Ft in 1883-4, also pronounced in favor of an ex- 
termination of weak chapters and chapters in insignificant insti- 
tutions. Strangely enough, while the courage of ^ 6 77 failed, 
ATA had the nerve to apply the knife, and that vigorously. 
Chapters at Franklin and Marshall College, Pa., Mount Union 
College, Ohio, Lombard University, 111., and at some other in- 
stitutions, have had their charters annulled. ATA will really 
be stronger by this heroic piece of work. 

Another sign of the times is the change in the policy of A KE, 
Though not as conservative 2iS W T and A A ^, it has since the 
war been very deliberate and cautious in making extension. 
Now, however, it is oflficially announced, through the A K E 
Quarterly ^ that the work of reconstruction in the South, begun 
with the establishment of the chapter at Central University, will 
be pushed vigorously, until A K E has reclaimed its ante bellum 
prestige in the South. The Beta Theta Pi recently called atten- 
tion to the fact that twenty of the fifty-six chapters of iP i^ & are 
in Southern colleges. A G has anticipated the return of 
A K E and perhaps other Eastern fraternities to the South, and 
has prepared itself to meet them. It has been the settled pur- 
pose oi A &Xo establish chapters in every institution of good 
standing and prospects, and particularly the State Universities ; 
and now that that object has been attained in the South we know 
the wisdom of the movement, and the Southern section has no 
fears of invaders from the East, or from any other direction. 

One of the greatest incentives to chapter life is the meeting of 
men from other chapters. Not only is a chapter's information of 
the methods of fraternity work increased, but its conceptions 
o{ A @'s extent and aims are enlarged. One of the most im- 


portant functions of the work of Province Presidents is the visiting 
of the chapters within the Province. While this is practicable as 
to one or two chapters, the expense of visiting all is necessarily 
large. Our Province Presidents are necessarily young men, and 
upon them the burden of expense would in that case ^11 very 
heavy. If the chapters would contribute in a large degree to the 
railroad &res of the presidents, the individual expense upon all 
parties would be small, and the end to be gained would be 
assured. This is a suggestion which we trust will be acted upon. 

Our contemporaries and some of our readers have, with good 
reason, complained of the scarcity of general fraternity news in 
the Scroll. We acknowledge this complaint, and consider it 
necessary for us to offer a word of explanation. We would not 
wish any one to imply that the absence of fraternity news is an 
evidence of our disinclination to publish it If only for the pur- 
pose of making Phis well informed fhitemity men, all items of 
general interest should be classified under the proper head. The 
Scroll, however, must, during this year, be conducted with 
strict economy, and our former 48 pp. will necessarily be limited 
in some numbers to 40 pp. Our contributions are so numerous 
and our chapter letters are usually so veiy full that we must exer- 
cise the greatest care in condensation, if we wish to publish only 
the articles having a primary claim. Our only reason, therefore, 
for the dearth of items concerning other fraternities is lack of 
space. We trust, however, in our January number to review the 
fraternity journals received during this collegiate session. 



Another step in our fraternal progress has been made in the 
active Northwest by the organization of Minnesota Alpha Alumni. 
The chapter as chartered by the General Council comprises 
members from Minnesota A, Wisconsin A, Ohio A and J, 
Vermont A, Peimsylvania P, Indiana E^ aud Illinois Z, It 
starts with 16 men, under conditions and with surroundings 
which remove all uncertainty as to its successful career. It is 
pleasant to record such interest and activity on the part of our 


alumni. They are convincing proof of the correctness of oar 
views on extension, and ample illustration of the fact that a 
national fraternity means something more than a medley of col- 
lege "clubs," whose influence does not reach beyond the walls 
of individual institutions. To the true fraternity man the expe- 
riences of college life are but the beginning of the advantages 
which should — and in some cases do — follow from connection 
with his order. The man who foigets or ignores these important 
elements in weighing the merits of different fraternities makes a 
vital mistake. Whatever advantages, therefore, the so-called 
''conservative fraternities" lay claim to. they must on this point 
yield the palm before the progressive, developing organizations 
which reach out the fraternal hand to every section of the coun- 
try. We welcome Minnesota Alpha Alumni to a seat about our 
council fires and bid her Grod speed ! 

C. Phillips Bassett, S. G. C. 


These should be obtained from the Historian of the General 
Council, A. A. Steams. His address is 234 Superior street, 
Cleveland, Ohio. The cost of a set has been fixed at the nomi- 
nal price of si3cty cents. 

TO reporters. 

All Chapter reports received after December i were retained for 
January number. Reports for No. 4 should be received by Jan- 
uary I, though possibly, if not later than January 5, they may be 
published. The editors desire to thank the reporters for their 
hearty co-operation in their work. J. M. Mayer, 


Two new steel plates have been recently engraved by Dreka 
for the use of the Fraternity. One is a small engraving of our pin 
for use on stationer}' and the like. 

The other is a large design of our coat of arms. In designing 
this, care was taken that it should be an exact representation of 
our arms, as described in detail in the constitution. The existing 
plates, while artistic in the main, are not the true arms of Phi 
Delta Theta. The cut of E. A. Wright, of Philadelphia, is very 
far from being correct The coflSn and lamp at the bottom, the 
owl perched on the shield, and the letters ^ A G surmounting 
all, have no place in our true coat of arms, and the sheaves of 
wheat encircling shield and scroll have been metamorphosed into 
something else. The position of the helmet and the dimensions 


of all are entirely erroneous in this cut Dreka's old cut approaches 
much nearer to the proper representation. The chief error in 
this is the laige black letters <& J 6, which are so conspicuous 
in the background, and which, like those at the top of Wright's 
cut, should have no place there. 

In designing the new cut, the description given in the consti* 
tntion has been strictly followed. There are some points in that 
description which are found to be conflicting when carefully 
• examined. The manner of rolling the scroll — with both ends 
turned from view — is the manner described in the constitution, 
imd not the method adopted in the other two cuts mentioned. 
I think this new cut is as near an exact representation of our arms 
as it is possible to make and reconcile all points. It is undoubt- 
edly a much nearer approach to perfection than any which have 
hitherto been produced. £. H. L. Randolph. 



Name of Chapter. Name of College. 

Concise Report 
Date. Name of Reporter. 


{on separate sheet, ) 
Olass. Name. Note. 

'85. John Doe is practising law at Doeville, Cal. 


((m separate sheet. ) 
"Class. Name in full. Residence. 

'89. John James Doe, Doeville, California. 




New York Beta. 

Wx are in first-class condition ; neveij was the outlook more 
favorable than at present To cap the climax, we initiated three 
new men last Thursday evening, A. £. Phillips and H. McMil- 
lan, '87, and A. R. Conover, '89. These, together with brother 
M. Nolan, '89, whom we received during the first of the term, 
constitute our initiates up to date for this college year. Our 
membership is : 86, 5 ; '%*]y 4 ; '88, 3 : '89, 3 ; total, 14. 

Our initiation of Thursday evening was doubly pleasant, as it 
was the date of our second anniversary. We celebrated it in an 
interesting Hteraiy entertainment, followed by a magnificent 
spread, at which all were made jubilant by the eloquent responses 
to the toasts, and by participation in singing. 

Although this was only our second anniversary, the spirit 
shown throughout its commemoration proved that love for ^ I^ O 
filled the very soul of every member. 

We have as pleasant a society home as any fraternity chapter in 
Union, and still its attractiveness continues to grow. 

We remain as ever loyal Phis and ardent advocates of our be- 
loved fraternity. 

December i, 1885. T. Warren Allen. 

New Yorx Gamma, College of the City of New York, 

This chapter has been further strengthened by the addition of 
brother William Howard Treat, '89, who was initiated the 15th 
inst. Brother Treat has been president of his class during both 
terms of the preparatory and the present term of the Freshman 
year, a retention of office the length of which is not within the 
memory of the present student generation. 

The furnishing of the new rooms of the chapter is nearly com- 
pleted. They have not as yet been formally opened, but the 
chapter is unanimous in its expression of satisfaction at their ap- 
pearance. The location is admirable, they being in one of the 
most central portions of the metropolis. 

The Phrenocosmian Society, one of the two literary organiza- 
tions here, will celebrate its one hundredth term by a banquet 
on Friday next The office of toastmaster is held by a Phi, and 
it may be remarked that, on a like occasion two years ago, the 
other literar}' society gave the same office also to a Phi. 

The alumni and two undergraduate chapters will hold their 
second annual banquet the nth inst The large number who 


have already promised to attend warrant the belief that this re- 
union will prove more enjoyable even than that of last year. 

The present undergradaate membership of New York Gamma 
numbers fourteen, divided as follows : '86, 3 ; '87, 5 ; '88, 6 ; 
'89, I. Of these, six have entered during the present collegiate 
year. Additions to this number are promised before Com- 

November 38, 1885. Albert Shixls. 

Nxw York Delta, Columbia Collxgs. 

SiNCS the last publication of the Scroll we have been making 
rapid strides towards fitting up and furnishing our new chapter 
rooms, which are looking very homelike. At our last meeting 
we initiated another fine man, brother Miner, of the Law 
School. After the initiation we were all tendered a Thanksgiving 
supper by brother Wampold. We had present with us brother 
W. R. Worrall, Kentucky Alpha, '79, brother P^ul Tones, 
Tennessee Alpha, '79, brother j. W. Blakey, Wisconsin Alpha, 
'85, and brother J. C. Walker, Tennessee Alpha, '83. Brother 
Mayer was toastmaster. 

We have our new piano and are able to make quite a showing 
in a musical way, as one of our men plays the cornet, one the 
violin, several the piano, all the banjo, and quite a number have 
very fine voices. 

We have just had a steel die cut, which will appear in the 
Columbia Miner next month, and is now being put on paper and 
envelopes for chapter use. 

December i, 1885. Elbert P. Callender. 

Pennstlvania Alpha, Lafayette College. 

The ensuing year promises a n^petition of our past prosperity. 
Our meetings are regularly attended and more fraternal interest 
is manifested than has been for some time heretofore. 

We have initiated four excellent men — one from each class. 
'89 has little good material to select from, so our delegation is 
naturally small, but we were especially fortunate in securing 
brother Lenhart and hope for further additions next term. 

Brother Ludlow, '85, wrote us in glowing terms of the fhiternal 
reception tendered him by the Minnesota Alpha boys during his 
short stay in Minneapolis. 

More interest has been taken in football this year than ever 
before, and the number of victories gained over other colleges is 
very gratifying. Brother Hamme is captain of the college team. 

November 35, 1885. Harrt L. Moore. 


Pennsylvania Gamka, Washington and Jefferson College. 

On October loth we initiated Arthtlr H. Ewing, '87, in whom 
we will have an honor man at graduation. The eleven editors of 
oar annual, the Pandora^ are apportioned as follows : 0^0, 2, 
brothers C. A. Lippincott and J. A. Bell ; F ^, 1 ; K 2, 
I ; K W, 1 ; J T A, i ; and non-fraternity, 6. At a subse- 
quent meeting of the board, brother Lippincott was elected edi- 

A Q has secured for Class Day, the poet, brother W. T. 
Tredway, and presenter of honors, brother George W. Fulton. 

On November 7th we initiated Tames P. Blackburn, '89, and 
expect more from his class. Brother George W. Fulton, '86, is 
president of the Philo and Union Literary Society. 

The decennial of our chapter will be duly celebrated Decem- 
ber 4th. 

The treasurer of the college has received a check of $30,306 
from the estate of the late Rev. Charles C. Beatty, D. D., to be 
applied to endowing a memorial chair in Latin. 

Brother Lippincott desires to exchange annuals with reporters 
at colleges where annuals are published. 

November i4> 1885. A. }• Montgomery, Jr. 


North Carolina Beta, University of North Carolina. 

Our chapter, I am glad to say, is doing excellent work, and 
our prospects are very bright 

Since our last report we have initiated brother G. W. Bethell. 

We are glad to hear that brothers Hines and White, who left 
us some time ago, are successful in the practice of law. 

November 29, 1885. A. M. Simmons. 

South Carouna Beta, South Carolina College. 

Though beginning the year with only six men, the condition 
of our chapter is very prosperous. Our college has made the 
best opening since its reorganization, and the quality of the en- 
tering class is unusually good. We have initiated two men, 
making our present number eight 

Brother Coan, the bearer of the Clariosophic debater's medal, 
will represent that society as one of its debaters in a contest with 
the other literary society of the college, to take place in Decem- 

We regret to announce the death of brother William Heath 


Massey, a member of South Carolina Alpha. He died at Bas- 
conville, S. C, during the month of August 

The projected State Association of the Phis in South Carolina 
is to be organized in this city on the night of November nth. 
Present indications point to a very successful meeting. We con- 
gratulate the fraternity on the re-establishment of Ohio Alpha, 

November 7, 1885. W. W. Ball. 


Georgia Beta, Emory College. 

Last year was a prosperous year with Georgia Beta. She was 
successful beyond all expectations, making the best record in the 
history of the chapter Eighteen of the old boys, who so honored 
^ S last year, have returned, with the avowed intention of 
repeating last year's victories. 

We have initiated six excellent men, increasing our number to 

It becomes our sad duty to report the death of brother E. M. 
North, of class '80, who died at Hampton, Ga., of which city he 
was mayor. 

November 10, 1885. R. W. Trimble. 

Georgia Gamma, Mercer Universitt. 

Since our last report the following men have been initiated : 
M. B. Campbell, J. W. Ledbetter, Geo. S. Jones, and H. W. 
Thomas, thus making a total membership of twenty-four. Four 
of this number are members of the Senior class, ten of the Junior, 
nine of the Sophomore and one of the Freshman. 

Though we have been in our present hall in the college build- 
ing but a little more than a year, we can now boast of the neat- 
est and best fraternity hall in college. 

Brothers J. R. Hodges and F A. Hooper, members of our 
last year's graduating class, paid us a visit last week. Brother 
Hodges has charge of a high school in Cussita, Ga. Brother 
Hooper is reading law in Cuthbert 

Brother H. R. Harper has been elected one of the associate 
editors, and the writer one of the editors-in-chief of The Mono- 
chord, a monthly journal published by the two literary societies. 

November 25, 1885. W. B. Hardman. 

Alabama Alpha, University of Alabama. 

Though this is the first year of our chapter existence, we are 
working hard and fully determined to win. 

The membership of this chapter now numbers thirty-four — all 
good, active and ready working men. 


We were pleased to have Brother Gibson, of '84, with us a few 
days ago. I see from the October Scroll that the name of 
Brother McCord, one of the number who joined us on June 17, 
1885, was omitted by brother Gaston in his letter to you. 
{^November 25, 1885. W. E. Booker. 

Alpha Beta, Alabama State College. 

It seems too mucli of a universal sameness to say "we have 
nothing but continued success to report since our last," etc., but 
as this is exactly our condition, I do not know how else to put it 
Since our last report we have initiated three men. 

Brother L. W. Wilkinson has returned to college to fill the 
chair of assistant chemist in the State Laboratory and complete 
his regular studies of the Senior class. 

Upon his departure Brother Collier presented the chapter with 
a fine sword, which he won as a prize at Commencement 

The absence of a "Commencement report" from Alabama 
Beta in the October Scroll was caused by brother Penn's death. 

The fraternities here are : ATD,, '86, 4 ; '87, 2 ; '88, 6 ; '89, 
I ; '90, I. Total, 14. * ^ ©, '86. 4 ; 'Sy, 3 ; '88, 2 ; '89, 2. 
Total, II. KA, '86, i ; '87, 4 ; '88, 2 ; '89. 2. Total, 9. 

December i, 1885. L. W. Spratung. 

Texas Beta, University of Texas. 

Since my last report two more members have been initiated — 
brothers William Reynolds Edrington, '88, and Osborne Ken- 
nedy, '86. 

Brother J. M. Green has returned and will complete his course 
in law. Brother Moran Scott has returned to his home in Gaines- 
ville after a pleasant trip to Tennessee, and is now practicing law. 
Brother G. B. Willett is teaching in Harold, and brother Jackson 
Willett surveying in the Nation. Brother Hotchkiss was ap- 
pointed assistant mailing clerk in the Post-office here. Brother 
John R. Carpenter is in Sie office of Bradstreet's Agency. 

Of course we had a "great" time at the convention. Nevir 
was Texas Beta more enthusiastic and active. I wish I could tell 
you about it, but the duty has been lefl to others. I can say that 
the greatest unanimity prevailed, and in every respect the conven- 
tion was a success. ' We are all hard at work and striving for suc- 

November 8, i88f; Constance Pessels. 

Tennessee Alpha, Vanderbilt University. 

The expulsion of a member of Tennessee Alpha was considered 
as merely a local affair, and of not sufficient importance to war- 
rant publication in the Scroll of more than the mere fact of ex- 


pulsion, as required by the constitution. But as some other 
fraternity journal has seen fit to call the attention of the Greek 
world to the case, it would, perhaps, be best for us to give the 
fraternity a statement of the facts surrounding it 

Albert B. Hinkle. of Americus, Ga. , became a member of Ten- 
nessee Alpha in the fall of 1884, and continued his membership 
until May last, when, evidence of his cheating during a final ex- 
amination being produced, he was, by vote of the chapter, re- 
^quested to resign. Refusing to comply, he was formally tried by 
the chapter on the charge which was brought against him. He 
was represented by counsel of his own choosing, and allowed to 
introduce all the evidence in his favor that he had. After a long 
and careful trial, he was expelled from the fraternity, as unworthy 
to be associated with its members. On September 26, 1885, he 
addressed the following letter : 

*« To Messrs. Claude Waller, Chambers Kellar, William Witt and William 
Jack. Jr., Students of Vanderhilt University — Gentlemen : As each and all of 
yon have charged me with cheating in my first college English examination 
on the 1 2th of last May, I hereby give you due and timely notice that, unle<is 
the charge is un(]|ualifiedly withdrawn, or unless you, or one of you, present 
charges and specifications for the same to the faculty, as I have been officially 
inlormed by Dr. Garland you have been twice invited to do, I will accept it 
as an acknowledgment on your part that you have perpetrated upon me a de- 
liberate, wilful and malicious slander ana libel, and will so publish to the 
world. Respectfully, A. B. Hinkle. 

P. S — I shall await an answer from you until 7 o'clock this afternoon. It 
not received by that time, I shall consider that you, and each of vou, have 
failed to present the charges because vou know and feel that vou liave wil- 
fully and maliciously persecuted me before the fraternity, and tnat you cannot 
sustain yourself before the faculty. A. B. H.*' 

To which was made the following reply : 

"Liberty Hall, Sept. 26, 1885.— Mr. A. B. Hinkle— Sir: In reply to 
your communication of this date, the members of Tennessee Alpha malce this 
reply : The action taken by them last May in regard to this matter is con- 
sidered bv them as fini^. The trial which was given you was in every respect 
lair and honest, and we cannot, in justice to ourselves, alter the decision which 
was then made. Tennessee Alpha." 

In the Nashville Union of September 27th were reproduced 

this letter and answer, with added remarks of Mr. Hinkle, among 

which was the following : 

*'The above letters speak for themselves, and it will be seen tiiat the mem- 
bers of Tennessee Alpha, Vanderhilt University, are too cowardly to bring 
these charges before tne faculty, as requested in my letter, because they know 
and feel that they have wilfully misstated the facts." 

The following is an extract from the reply of the chapter, which 
appeared on the 28th : 

*' The chief ground of Mr. Hinkle's complaint against us seems to be that 
we did not carry the matter furlher and prosecute him before the faculty for 
the ofience which caused his expulsion from Phi Delta Theta. In this con- 
jsection we will state that, on the i8th inst., an official communication from 


the chapter was sent to the faculty. The action which we had taken was re- 
dtedy the communication concluding as follows : 

<* < We do not desixe to be considered the prosecutors of Mr. Hinkle, but we 
are willing to furnish all the evidence in our possession. The evidence con- 
sists of the testimony of several witnesses whose names we can give, and of 
the examination papers of Mr. Hinkle and his brother. These papers we be- 
lieve to be in the possession of Mr. Hinkle. Without presuming to suggest 
any action to your honorable body, we respectfully submit this statement of 
the case.' 

** The idea that we should g^ before the faculty as the prosecutors of a stu- 
dent is preposterous, and yet this is what Mr. Hinkle complains of us for not 
doing. With his expulsion from the chapter our relations with him ceased. 
We are not the censores morum of the institution, neither are we charged with 
the duty of prosecuting offenders against college statutes. If the university 
has a prosecuting attorney, certainly none of us have been employed, and we 
decline to be candidates for the office. We are responsible only for the repu- 
tation of our chapter, and not for that of the whole student body. Especially 
would we decline to prosecute this case before the faculty unless we knew that 
the most impoilant evidence, namely, the examination papers of A. B. Hin- 
kle and his brother, which were so remarkably similar and have been in his- 
possession all summer, had not been tampered with since they were used in 
the trial before our chapter." 

On the 29th Mr. Hinkle published another card, from which 
the following is taken : 

<*In reply to their strictures on my examination papers, I make this propo- 
sition : I will select one prominent teacher or other gentleman, and the chap- 
ter another, and these two to select a third, all from Nashville, but outside of 
the faculty of Vanderbilt. and none of them to be in sympathy with either 
party, and thf^se three to be the final arbiters as to whether there is any evi- 
dence of cheating in the papers or the slightest possible indication of their 
having been tampered with. My reasons for suggesting the arbiters outside 
of Vanderbilt is in no wise intended as any reflection upon the learned and 
honorable faculty of that institution, but from the fact that I have repeatedly 
begged and demanded of them an official investigation of the matter and an 
examination of the papers referred to — all of which has been denied me be* 
cause, as it is claimed by the faculty, it would be a recognition by them of 
the secret fraternity.*' 

The following is a portion of what appeared on the 30th, as 
the reply of the chapter : 

** Mr. Hinkle now comes forward with another proposition, that we shall 
become a party to a commission to examine the examination papers. We 
have only to say that this proposition is even more absurd than the one he 
previously made. Of course no other body has any appellate jurisdiction 
over the decision of our chapter, and no judgment of any such body would 
affect our 'decision. 

" IVhen, in a formal communication to the faculty^ we laid our action be- 
fore them, and offered to give thtm the names of witnesses^ we went as far ar 
duty demands of us and as we intend to go. If they do not choose to grant 
Mr. Hinkle an investi^tion, that is a matter between him and them. If he- 
desires to get the opinion of any outside commission, it must be a commission 
of bis own choosing, as we will be no party to it. This matter as concerns 
his membership in our chapter has been settled. In regard to his being al- 
lowed to matnculate in the university, we have no voice." 

On October isl was published '*a parting shot from Mr. Hin- 
kle," in which he further denounced the action of the chapter,. 


attempted to defend himself from the charges on which he had 
been expelled, and stated that he had made arrangements to 
leave Nashville. To this the <:hapter did not deem a reply neces- 
sary. We do not wish to add any comment, as the foregoing 
sufficiently explains, and we consider fully justifies, our action. 
We need only to correct one error of Mr. Hinkle's — namely, 
that the &culty invited us to present to them our charges against 
him. No such mviiation was recewed by us. 

The Messrs. Hinkle, Albert B. and Eugene £., have since 
matriculated at Mercer University, Macon, Ga. The latter on 
the expulsion of his brother sent in his resignation, and it was 
returned with a written request to amend its phraseology. This 
he refused to do, and he has been expelled for using language 
witli the purpose of casting odium on the fraternity. 

December i, 1885. Chambers Kellar. 


Ohio Alpha, Miami UNrvERSixv. 

On the 3d of October last the Ohio Alpha chapter of ^ J €^ 
was reorganized, through the able efforts of brothers W. £. 
O'Kane, W. E. Morris and other Phis mentioned in the last 
number of the Scroll. Brother Morris was formerly of Indiana 
Beta, but now affiliated with us. 

Since the last issue of the Scroll, we have initiated three 
men, so that we now number eleven with brothers M. W. Lewis, 
Harry Weidner and K. Prugh, all of high standing in college. 
Brother Prugh is the finest Greek and Latin scholar in the 

We have decided on a hall, but have not furnished it as yet 
President McFarlan is neutral on fraternity matters, so that we 
shall have no trouble in that way. 

We are working hard and shall try to make new Ohio Alpha 
approach to something of the grandeur of old Ohio Alpha. 

November 33, 1885. William Clough. 

Ohio Beta, Ohio Wesleyan University. 

While we sorely feel the loss of those failing to return who 
were with us last year, we have started off with a determination 
to keep our old time standard. 

We have not done as many fraternities are wont to do at the 
opening of each term — pledge a man before they have thoroughly 
become acquainted wiUi him, and then, often having just rea- 
sons, repent of such rashness ; but we have entered each race 
with our eyes wide open, never permitting a spirit of rivalry for 
numerical strength to take the place of our better judgment, 


Feeling that we have done our duty in these particulars, we 
take great pleasure in announcing as the fruits of our labor the 
following new initiates : Guy P. Benton, Charles S. Hoskinson 
and Elmer £. McCammon. 

December ist, 1885. W. F. Mair. 

Ohio Epsilon, Buchtel College. 

Ohio Epsilon began the year with eleven enthusiastic Phis. 
Brother Tucker, after a year's absence, returned this fall. We 
regret very much the loss of brother Roemer, '89, who is in busi- 
ness in Wheeling, W. Viiginia. Neither of the fraternities have 
made any initiations this ^11. 

At a recent meeting of the Oratorical Association, the election 
of local contestants resulted in the choice of brothers Page and 
Tompson and Messrs. Rothrock (J T ^) and Magnes (Lone 
Star). Brother A. A. Steams, '79, will deliver a lecture in the 
college chapel on the evening of the 13th. 

Of our '85 men, Crissinger is attending the Cincinnati Law 
School ; Emery is in the banking house of F. Schumacher ; 
and brother Schumacher has gone into business with his father. 
Brothers Steams and Kelly, bodi of 79, have formed a law part- 
nership, practising in Cleveland, Ohio. Brother Charles B. 
Wright, '80^ was elected to the chair of English Literature at 
Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vermont Brother Charles 
Pleasants, '82, is practising law in Minneapolis, Minn, 

November 29, 1885. A. A. Kohler. 

Kentucky Alpha, Centre College. 

Kentucky Alpha is all enthusiasm over the good work done 
by brothers Phister and Bumam in establishing another promis- 
ing chapter of ^ J @ in Kentucky. Brother F. N. Lee and 
your reporter were sent to represent our chapter at the initiation. 

The prospects of Kentucky /i are very bright, and we feel that 
our sister chapter will not fail to fulfill the hopes and the wishes 
expressed in her behalf by Kentucky A, Being present at the 
founding of a new chapter is a rare event in the life of a student, 
and we from Kentucky^ enjo>ed it to the utmost 

^ J & has had another victory at Centre College. In the 
contest between the two literary societies, held on November 
14th, brothers R. S. Dawson, '87, and C. T. Sparks, '89, were 
among the contestants. Though the opponents of each were 
Seniors, the Phis, after a desperate effort, won, the former in 
debate and the latter in declamation. 

Since our last report we have initiated two more good men, 


James C. Hamilton, of '87, and Scott Hudson, of '89. They are 
both additions to our chapter of which we are proud. 

The Shield, our M. S. pai>er, has again made its appearance 
and has proved itself quite as instructive (?) and entertaining as 

Of the class of '85, M. R. Hubbard is studying: law in Louis- 
ville, E. D. Martin is studying medicine in Danville, G. E. 
Wiseman is in business with his father at Danville, and Howard 
Tebbetts is studying at Harrodsburg. 

Kentucky A is strong and united. 

December i, 1885. R. S. Dawson. 


Indiana Alpha, Indiana University. 

Indiana UMVERsmr opened September 3 with a largely in- 
creased number of students, and as a result fraternity work has 
been livelier than usual. We commenced the year with ten 
members. These, with the assistance of S. G. Ramsay, '84, 
added five new men. J. W. Fesler, Indiana J, also affiliated. 

In the October Scroll the following mistakes appear concern- 
ing members of Indiana A : Page 35, line 15, Shiels should be 
Shields; page 35, line 23, Fisher should be Fesler; page 48, 
line 25. W. H. Holland, T. W. Wilson, Dr. W. H. Hawley and 
S. G. Ramsay should be credited to Indiana J, and not Ohio Z. 

H. C. Huffstetter, '82, was expelled by the chapter the last 
term of last year. On account of the absence of the reporter at 
the time the action was taken, it was not reported last year. 

Indiana A sends congratulations to Ohio A, 

November 9, 1885. B. Fesler. 

Indiana Beta, Wabash College. 

Our chapter has been going on in its old established line of 
duty, maintaining its vigor and ^ithfulness in devotion to the 
cause. There has not been veiv much to disturb the even tenor 
of our way. The most important event this month was the initia- 
tion of brothers Jones and Ashley. These two brothers are very 
promising and energetic Phis. 

After the ceremonies of initiation, our genial toastmaster, 
brother Willis, announced that an oyster supper was awaiting us. 
After a very enjoyable evening, with good wishes for the dear old 
fraternity and determination to work for her, we separated, as 
merry a band of Phis as could well be found. 

We have now a membership of 23. This is the largest num- 
ber we have had since the present members have been connected 


with Indiana B, We are on very good terms with the other fra- 
ternities here. 

We will soon bring to a close a term full of success, interest, 
and work, for our chapter is on a firmer foundation than it has 
been for a long time. 

November 30, 1885. John G. Lovell. 

Indiana Gamma, Butler University. 

The college year has opened very successfully and Gamma is 
prosperous. When the term began we had ten men ; one in 
'86, one in *%'j^ six in '88, and two in '89. Brothers Kerlin and 
Gilcrest, of '88, are wielding the pedagogue's birch, but will return. 
We sustained a very severe loss about six weeks since, when 
brother Todd, our only Senior, was called to the bedside of his 
dying ^ther. He has not yet returned and may not do so. Had 
he remained, he would have been certain of winning the orator- 
ical contest in the spring, and would have ably represented us on 
Commencement day. At our last meeting before he left, we 
had a quiet little ''spread," and presented him a badge as a 
slight token of our regard. Brother O. M. Eliason, of '88, who 
left college last spring, died of consumption, just before the term 
began. Brother Leland Sulgrove, '77, of Indianapolis, was 
killed in October by a freight train. 

We have initiated only two men, so fiar : Otto P. Dillon and 
George B. Davis, both of '90, and both excellent men. We now 
number eleven, all good workers. Brother O. M. Pruitt, of '85,. 
is principal of the schools here and meets with us often. 

^ X has taken two men and does not seem to be very active. 
Two of their number are trying to run a college paj)er, T7u But- 
ler, with only moderate success. ATA has quite awakened 
from her oldtime lethargy and is now our rival, instead of Sigma. 
Chi. There were only four Deltas at first, but they have lately 
added 8 very fair men, making their chief onslaught on the Philo- 
kurian literary society, a non-fraternity stronghold of former days. 
K A Q and K K F prosper as usual, numbering seven and ten 

November 23, 1885. H. T. Miller. 

Indiana Delta, Franklin College. 

We began this year with nine men and have since initiated 
three, brothers* James T. Noe, '87, Edward S. Brown, '90, James 
V. Deere, '89. In classes we stand as follows : '86, i ; '87, 5 ; 
'88. I ; '89. 4 ; '90, I. 

I may truly say that the men in our chapter are among the 
best students in college, both in college and literary work. We 
are represented on the Collegiate by C. M. Carter as editor-in- 


chiefs C S. McCoy, assistant, and £. J. Stalker as editorial editor. 
We also hold important offices in the literaiy society. 

The only opposition we have is an anti-fraternity society, 
which is in excellent condition. K K F gave a very pleasant 
sociable at the residence of the Misses Turner, on Halloween, 
at which all the Phis were highly entertained. 

The members of Indiana Delta wish to thank Miss Emma 
Tamer, through the Scroll, for the elegant painting presented 
hy her for their new hall. It adds veiy much to the beauty of 
our hall. 

Of the Phis who were with us last year, brother J. C. Williams 
is teaching at Elwood, Ind. ; brother C. D. Randall is connected 
with the mail service on the J. M. 4 1. R. R.; brothers W. G. 
Olwin and Wi A. Halteman are engaged in business in Peoria, 

November 9, 1885. Harry N. Gant. 


Illinois Zeta, Lombard University.* 

With but little difficulty we have succeeded in adding six new 
members to our fold, who we consider will reflect credit upon 
the fraternity wherever they may go. Our new brothers are : 
Ed. Miles, '90, Friend Brace, '88, Edward Pike McConnell, '89, 
George Dutton, '89, Loring Trott, '90, David Jaques, '91. 

Brother McConnell is from Phi descent, his father being an 
affiliated Phi Sigma. 

A few weeks ago the astonishing news was heard that the chap- 
ter oi A T A Fraternity at this college was no more. The chap- 
ter here becoming dissatisfied with the management of the frater- 
nity, bolted, and are now working under the charter of the old 
fraternity from which they sprung, the A © (local). This change 
has been contemplated for some time, but was first announced 
a few weeks ago. They are now the Alpha Chapter of Alpha 
Province of A 0. 

For the first time, and I hope it will prove the last, I have to 
announce that a member of this chapter was found guilty of such 
conduct as was incompatible with the spirit of this Fraternity. 
In consequence, Samuel L. Kingau, initiated in the fall of 1884, 
was expelled from the fiatemity at our regular meeting held 
October, 1885. 

On the evening of October 31st, Zeta Chapter met to celebrate 
its seventh anniversary by music and by feasting. Several of our 
old members and alumni were present. Brothers Sneider, Miles, 
Swart and Carney helped to make the occasion a pleasant and 

* This report was received too late for classification in No. 2. 


profitable one by their reminiscences and witty speeches. The 
banquet was enjoyed by all and will be held in memoiy as one 
of the many pleasant incidents connected with chapter life. 
November 7, 1885. Ward Brighaic. 

Wisconsin Alpha. University of Wisconsin. 

Since our last report nothing of importance in chapter life has 
occurred. We have not, however, been inactive, and in our 
next report we hope to be able to give the good results of our 
work — the acquisition of some excellent men. We have an un- 
usually large field to work in this year — the present Freshman 
class being the largest that ever entered the university. We exer- 
cise corresponding caution in our choice of men and pick our 
way carefully. 

Our chapter meetings are a source of great pleasure to the 
brothers, and our d hall is by kx the finest furnished frater- 
nity hall in the city. 

Allow me to mention one instance of the ability of our men : 
At " College Rhetoricals "—on which occasion the best literary 
production of each class for the term is delivered before the uni- 
versity — the Senior and Freshman classes were each represented 
by a Phi, brother W. H. Hallam, '86, appearing with a masterly 
oration, and brother Geoige Simpson, '89, delivering a fine 

The Gamma Phi Beta Sorority recently established a chapter 
here ; it staits with eight (8) charter members. This is the third 
ladies' secret society at the university. 

November 23, 1885. L. R. Anderson. 


Missouri Alpha, Missouri State University. 

In my last report I said that we expected to carry ofif our share 
of the honors, and we have already taken some, consisting of the 
following elections : 

W. W. Clendenin for President of Union Literary open ses- 
sion ; J. F. Weed for President of Athenaean open session ; R. 
M. Dooley for Orator of Union Literary open session ; W. J. 
Spillman for Essayist of Union Literary open session, but resigned 
on account of work. 

We have made several excellent initiations since the re-open- 
ing of college. The election of contestants for the "Junior 
Oratorical Contest" for gold medal took place at recent meetings 
of the literary societies, and three contestants firom each of the 
two societies were elected. 


Brother H. R. Williams was elected from the Union Literary 
Society by over two-thirds vote. 

We were somewhat surprised and greatly pleased to meet T. S. 
Ridge, Missouri A, '84» now province president, in town a few 
days ago. He is as enthusiastic in the wel&re of 4^ J 9, and 
especially of Eta Province, now as he was in that of Missouri A. 

We expect no excitement of any kind until after the holidays, 
when the Junior medal contest takes place, and we rely upon 
Brother Williams to carry off the honors. 

November ii, 1885. H. W. Clark. 

Missouri Bxta, Westminstxr College. 

As our reporter of last year failed to put in the October Scroll 
any leport of our successes and honors of June last, I will do so. 
We took one-half of all the prizes in college, equalling in num- 
ber the combined trophies of our friends the " Betas" and non- 
fraternity men. We lost brother L. J. Mitchell by graduation. 
Brothers Rood, Yantis, Burton and McChesney are teaching, and 
hence are not with us. 

We began this year with eight men. We initiated Matthew 
Howell Reaser, son of the Potts' Professor of Metaphysics and 
Sacred Literature, Robert Donnel France and Charles Benjamin 
France, of St Joseph, Ma. on the same night At the initia- 
tion were present brothers J. A. McCoy and W. N. Southern, of 
Independence, Mo., and brothers L. J. Mitchell and J. W. Fin- 
cher, of Concord, Mo. After listening to warm and encouraging 
remarks from these gentlemen, supper was spread. The occa- 
sion was highly enjoyable. We have .good prospects for a suc- 
cessful year, and hopes for the corresponding welfare of our 

November 10, 1885. John A Gallaher. 

Nebraska Alpha, University of Nebraska. 

All the charter members of Nebraska Alpha were on hand in 
good season at the beginning of the term, and our work has been 
^Uy rewarded. After such thorough investigation of the frater- 
nity system as good men have to make here before they can con- 
scientiously join any chapter, four Freshmen have joined us, not- 
withstanding much opposition by non-fraternity men. Thus we 
have not failed to initiate all we have spiked this year. The in- 
crease of our number, however, has not so wholly absorbed us 
as to hinder other work. We have rented a suite of r oms for 
fraternity purposes, and have taken steps towards furnishing them. 

Brother Gates came down from Omaha recently to visit us, 
and was the occasion of a very pleasant '* after-meeting.'' Each 


year's experience endears the fraternity to us, and each advance 
is a real source of congratulations for us. 

November lo, 1885. Jamks R. Forxb. 

MiNNKsoTA Alpha, UNrvxRsixY of Minnxsota. 

It would be impossible to tell all there is and all that is hoped 
for at the University of Minnesota in regard to 4^ J 6. 

Our success has been boundless. Every man whom we have 
asked to join has either united with us or pledged himself; and 
that, too, in spite of the most spirited rivaliy. 

I have to report the withdrawal of two men, £. A. and £. R. 
McKinney, who were granted an honorable dismissal. Their 
reasons for withdrawing were that they desired to devote all their 
time, money and talents to the work of the church. 

Six of the best men entering college this year have joined us. 
The entering class numbers over a hundred students, many of 
superior worth and ability. It shows the best record of any en- 
tering class in the histoiy of the university. 

We now number 14 ; -X" V, lo ; J T J, 6, and * (local) an 
indefinite number. 

We have had to fight hard with XW, A T A\% very weak. 

A petition has been circulated among the alumni who reside 
in the city and sent to the General Council, with about sixteen 
signers. The alumni frequently cdtne to our meetings. We 
were much pleased to receive a call the other day from brother 
Ludlow, '85, of Pennsylvania Alpha, who is traveling through 
the West in search of a suitable location. He expresses himself 
as much pleased with our beautiful city, as well as Minnesota 
Alpha, and has settled down to stay with us during the winter. 
Brother Ludlow, brother Brigs, '85. Wisconsin Alpha, and 
brother Morse, '85, Vermont Alpha, all were at our last meet- 

The Scroll has just arrived, and the reports from other chap- 
ters are most gratifying. No Phi can help congratulating him- 
self on the re-establishment of Ohio Alpha. 

November 2, 1885. J. C. E. King. 


Jacksonvillk Phis. 

Phis visiting Jacksonville, Florida, this winter, should bear in 
mind that the brothers of that city are always glad to meet them, 
and their stay in Florida will be all the more pleasant on account 
of meeting Phis resident there. Call on J. M. Barrs or D. U. 
Fletcher, of Tennessee Alpha, F. C. Watson, of Virginia, 


II. W. Clark, of Iowa Alpha, J. C. Munger, of Ohio Zeta, or 
Alphonso Fritot or Ernest McGinnis, of Kentucky, and you will 
receive a real Phi welcome that will do you good. ^n * ^n 

Maine Alpha. 

*^y Horace Gates is studying medicine at the medical college 
in Minneapolis. 

Vermont Alpha. 

'80. C. F. B. Haskell is employed in the construction of the 
new line between St. Paul and Minneapolis, Minn. 

'S^, C. F. Bailey, soon after commencing his labors as prin- 
cipal of the Rouse's Point, N. Y., high school, was taken ill with 
the small pox and has not yet recovered. 

'83. C. H. Hayden has accepted for another year the princi- 
palship of the graded school at Essex Junction. 

'83. J. C. Turk has charge of the building of the new iron 
bridge between North Hero and Al burgh. He is employed by 
the Hawkins Bridge Co., of Springfield, Mass. 

'84. E. A. Barnes, M. D., is practising at Schuyler's Falls, 
N. Y. , in partnership with his father. 

'84. H. D. Hoffnagle is employed as principal of the Bee- 
man Academy at New Haven, Vt. 

'85. F. S. Paddock is engaged in Fond du Lac, Wis , putting 
in a new system of water-works. 

*S^, C. E. M. Morse is employed in the construction of the 
new line between St Paul and Minneapolis, Minn. 

'86. F. J. Mills is employed by the United States Coast Sur- 
vey, and is situated at Macbiasport, Me. 

'86. E, M. Wilbur is managing editor of the University Cynic, 

'87. E. C. Morgan is ''Science" editor of the University 

New York Delta. 

'85. John P. Petty is in the insurance business in Cincinnati. 
Ohio. . 

'85. Henry L. Hollis is one of the chemists at the North 
Chicago Rolling Mills. 

'86. W. Radford Wharton is United States Deputy Mineral 
Surveyor and Assayer at French Gulch, Shasta v'o. , Colorado. 

'86. H. Newton Rose is practising law at Rutland, Vt 

Pennsylvania Delta. 

'83. Pond has been appointed assistant in hospital at Univer- 
sity of Michigan. 

'85. Blystone, formerly of '85, is studying medicine in Chi- 


'85. Gallup is principal of Brier Hill Schools, Youngstown, 

'85. Proctor is a professor in St Charles College, Missouri. 

'89. Drake has gone to Cornell, to pursue a course in civil 

Virginia Alpha, 

'83. W. L. Fink is studying law at his home, Johnstown, Pa. 

'84. J. H. Wyse is at the Lutheran Theological Seminary, 

'85. F. L. Baker is at Mt Olive, Va., teaching school. 

'85. Lewie Griffith is teaching near his home, Gilbert Hol- 
low, S. C. 

'85. H. Hendrix is in business at Leesville. S. C. 

'85. Edgar Bowers is teaching near Gerardstown, W. Va., 
and will return to college next year. 

'85. L. £. Schoch attends the medical school of the Univer- 
sity of Pennsylvania. 

Georgia Alpha. 

'74. Jas. G. Parkes, of Dawson, Ga., was on the Board of 
Visitors appointed by the governor this year to visit the univer- 

'82. Bumis was married last fell. Wynn, Hamilton and 
Cothsan, of Georgia Alpha, and Gilbert, of Tennessee Alpha, 
were among those present 

'82. L. C. Adamson is assistant physician at the New York 
city lunatic asylum, Blackwell's Island. 

'82. A. H. Frazer is now with the Columbus (Ga.) Water 
Works Co. ' 

'84. Edgar F. Hinton delivered the Memorial Address on 
last Decoration Day in Americus, Ga. 

'84. Harrv F. Dunwody is practicing law in Brunswick, Ga. 

'85. S. W: DeWolf is farming in Chattahoochee county, Ga. 

'86. J. M. Briggs is studying dentistry in BalHmore, Md. 

Alabama Beta. 

'84. D. D. McLeod is professor in the high school at West 
Point, Ga. 

'84. J. B. Robinson, Jr., is studying law at Lebanon, Tenn. 

'85. R. FL Thach, Jr., is professor of science and mathema- 
tics in Marvin College. Clinton, Ky. 

'85. R. E. L. Collier is a civil engineer in Montana Terri- 

'86. A. F, Whitfield is in the signal service at Fort Meyer, 


'87. K T. Hollingsworth is attending the commercial col- 
lege at Poughkeepsie. 

'87. W. H. 1 homaSy Georgia Beta, paid us a pleasant visit 

*SS. J. T. Brown is in business with his Either at Dallas, Tex. 

Tennessee Alpha. 

'79. Paul Jones is practicing law at 150 Broadway, N. Y. 

'81. C. M. Brandon and S. P. Gilbert have formed a law 
partnership under the name of Gilbert k Brandon at Atlanta, Ga. 

'83. John £. Walker has been appointed assistant house phy- 
sician at the New York State emigrant hospital on Ward's Island, 
which is the best paid hospital position in the city. 

'83. Glenn Andrews is studying medicine at the University 
Medical School. 

Ohio Alpha. 

'53. The following clipping gives intelligence of the sorrow 
which has come to brother Anderson, in which he has the sym- 
pathy of all Phis : 

Manhattan, Kas., November 22. — Mrs. Nannie F. Anderson, 
the wife of Hon. Jas. A. Anderson, member of Congress from 
the Fifth District, died to-day after a protracted illness. Burial 
will occur in Junction City to-morrow afternoon. 

Ohio Beta. 

'60. A. P. Collins, a charter member of Ohio Beta, recently 
wrote a very interesting letter to one of the members of the chap- 
ter, giving an account of the fraternity status at O. W. U. in 
'58-60, and of the facts leading to the establishment of ^ J 6. 
He is still a member of the Kansas Legislature. His home ad- 
dress is Solomon City. 

'76. Geo. S. Hammond, when last heard from, was engaged 
in the book business at Detroit, Mich. 

'78. Cyrus Huling was this h\\ elected prosecuting attorney 
for Franklin, a county which neither party can at present claim, 
but which returned the right kind of a majority for brother H. 

'81. In addition to his work as missionary and position as U. 
S. consular agent. Rev. Lee W. Squier is now publishing agent 
of the Methodist Episcopal Church for Japan. His address is 
332 Bluff, Yokohama, Japan. 

'81. Among the recent alumni of Ohio Beta who are now 
located in Cincinnati are T. H. McConica, D. D. M. Wood- 
mansee, '81, and Scott Bonham, '82, practicing lawyers, and Geo. 
W. Ozias, '83, as yet a student 

'83. Rush O. Bigley, after having spent a year in Washington 
C. H., has returned to Degraff, Ohio, and engaged in business 


at that place, having formed a partnership with brother Cretcher, 
of Ohio Z. 

*^^, J. M. Guy is attending the Rush Medical College, Chi- 
cago, 111. He has been selected by the faculty to deliver a toast 
to the alumni at the annual banquet, to be held at the Palmer 
House, February i6th, 1886. 

'84. J. E. Brown, '84, Ann Arbor, Mich., Frank L. Brown, 
'89, Columbus, Ohio, and W. A. Brown, Ohio 7", '71, State 
Centre, Iowa, will be present at a family gathering at their parents' 
home in Malta, Ohio, on Christmas. 

'84. L. S. Lupton is at present attending medical lectures in 
Columbus, O. 

'85. J. W. Benschoten has a real estate office in Toledo, O. 

'85. A. B. Murphy is reading law in the office of Jones & 
Lytle, Delaware, O. 

'87. Joseph Clark, Jr., is in business with his father at Lex- 
ington, Ky. 

'87. W. E. O'Kane, the prime mover in the re-establishment 
of Ohio Alpha, is in business with his father at Delaware, and is 
still regular in his attendance at the meetings of the chapter. 

'87. R. L. Thomas has gone into the tobacco business at 
Lenoxburg, Ky. 

'88? R. T. M. McCready did not return to college this year, 
but is reading medicine with his father at Sewickly, Pa. 

Kentucky Alpha. 

'64. Judge W. B. Fleming, of Louisville, Ky., is another Phi 
who has risen to distinction in the legal fraternity. He was ap- 
pointed by President Cleveland as Justice of the Supreme Court 
of New Mexico, a position of honor to any man, and especially 
so to one not yet 40 years of age. Owing to poor health he re- 
signed after a few months. 

'77. Emmet Philips is practising law in Kansas City. 

'yy, James Rollins Burnam represents Richmond in the Ken- 
tucky Legislature. 

'79. James Brown Kinnaird, M. D. (College of Physicians 
and Surgeons, New York), is practising his profession at Lan- 
caster, Ky. 

'79. William Simpson Elkin, M. D., is practising in Atlanta, 

'79. W. C. Read now resides in St Paul, Minn. 

'80. W. T. St Clair is professor of mathematics at the Boys' 
High School. Louisville, Ky. 

'82. W. T. Overstreet finished the course at Princeton Theo- 
logical Seminary last June and was ordained a Presbyterian min- 

'82. A. G. C. Collins is a member of the law firm of Craig & 
Collins, Marysville, Mo. 


'82. D. N. Marble received the degree of A. M. from Centre 
College last June. He is the junior partner in the drug firm of 
J. P. Bamum & Co., Louisville, Ky. 

'82. H. P. Grider is teaching at Barboursville, Ky. 

'83. R. F. Alderson is in the Merchants' National Bank, 
Kansas City, Mo. 

'^l, W. K. Massie is in the Fayette National Bank, Lexing- 
ton, Ky. 

'84. W. E. Knight is attending the Southern Baptist Theo- 
logical Seminary at Louisville. Ky. 

'84. F. W. Samuel expects to return to Philadelphia this fall 
and finish his studies at the Medical Department of the Univer- 
sity of Pennsylvania. 

'85. M. R. Hubbard expects to attend the Louisville Law 
School during the coming session. 

Ohio Delta. 

'84. W. J. Boone and J. W. Griswell ('85) are in the Western 
Theological Seminary at Allegheny, Pa. 

'85. J. M. Leonard attended the School of Hebrew at Mor- 
gan Park, Chicago, during the summer, and is now a student in 
the Northwestern Theological Seminary in the same city. 

'85. A. G. Greenlee is a professor in the university, and also 
studying law in the office of brother J. C. McClarran Xfj) of this 

'85. £. R. Strain has a lucrative position as agent for a med- 
ical supply house 6f Fort Wayne, Ind. He expects to enter the 
medical department of Boston University next fall. . 

'^j, William Miles is principal of the Edison High School, 
Edison, Ohio. 

*^7. George Yates has entered Rush Medical College at Chi- 

'89. B. W. Irvin is a prominent member of the class of '89, 
McAlaster College, St. Paul, Minn. 

Indiana Alpha. 

'83. Clarence L. Goodwin was married to Miss Haddie A. 
Kuhns, November 17th, 1885, at Greensburg, Penn. 

Wisconsin Alpha. 

'81. Charlie Bamford (law) is a journalist at Chicago, 111. 

'81. W. U. Merriam has been spending the summer and fall 
on the boundary between Minnesota and Canada in the U. S. 
Geological Survey. He is now at Madison, Wis. 

'81. Daniel Mc Arthur is a practicing physician at LaCrosse, 

'81. H. F. Mason is editor of the Badger State Banner at 
Black River Falls, Wis. 

'81. A. J. Grover is in the civil engineering business at Oma- 
ha, Neb. 


'82. Joseph Hallam is one of the promiuent lawyers of Sioux 
City, Iowa. 

'82. O. J. Frost, late assayer of a mining company at Argo, 
Colorado^ is at Johns Hopkins, doing advanced work in his spe- 

'82. D. F. Simpson is practicing law at Minneapolis, Minn. 

'83. Leander Hoskins is instructor in civil engineering at the 
University of Wisconsin. 

*%^, J. F. Tourtellotte (law) is practicing in Denver, Colorado. 

'84. A. J. Hilbert is travelling salesman for a Milwaukee, 
Wis. , wholesale drug firm. 

'84. McClellan Dodge can be found in the office of Dodge's 
coal and wood yard, Madison, Wis. 

'84. Milton Updegrafif is assistant astronomer at the Wash- 
bum Observatory, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wis. 

'84. H. H. Beaser is chief clerk at the Indian office at Ash- 
land, Wis. 

'84. L. L. Brown is studying law at Winona, Minn. 

'84. Herman Fehr is studying law in the office of Cotzhau- 
sen, Sylvester, Scheiber & Sloan, Milwaukee, Wis. 

'85. A. G. Briggs is studying law at St. Paul, Minn. 

'85. C. L. Allen is reading law in the office of J. F. Ellis, 
Eau Claire, Wis. 

'85. J. C. Gaveney is principal of schools at Independence, 

'85. C. F. Niles is teaching at Monroe, Wis. 

'85. W. H. Wasweyler is machinist at the establishment of 
E. P. Allis&Co., Milwaukee, Wis. 

'85. G. A. Buckstaff and J. W. Blakey are studying law at 
Columbia College. 

Missouri Alpha. 

'82, G. R. Henderson is now practicing law in Omaha, Neb. 

*Z^. J. S. Snoddy is assistant librarian in Missouri State Uni- 

'83. J. J. Campbell (law) was elected last year to fill position 
of city attorney for Kansas City, Mo. 

'83. R. T. Sloan is now city chemist for Kansas City, Mo. 

'84. E. O. Lewis is principal of Verdon school. 

Nebraska Alpha. 

'85. E. J. Churchill is studying law with J. R. Webster, 
Indiana Beta. 

'85. C. G. McMillan attended the meeting of American 
Scientific Association at Ann Arbor, and was duly elected a mem- 
ber of the same. He is now connected with department of geo- 
logy in the university. 

'85. R. E. Taylor, Michigan Gamma, is in the city, and was 
present at our initiation. 


'86. G. B. Frankforter is assistant chemist in the university. 

'87. W. F. Bisbee is homesteading at Chadron. 

'88. £. O. Gates is in First National Bank of Omaha. 

'88. C. B. Newcomer is principal of school at Dawson. 

Iowa Alpha. 

'85. Victor E. Coe is in business at Rock Rapids, Lyon 
county, Iowa. 

Minnesota Alpha. 

'84. Max P. Vander Hock is one of the assistant surgeons in 
the hospital connected with Washington and Jefferson Medical 
College, Philadelphia. He was graduated at that college last 
year, and won the first prize for the best English essay on Theory 
and Practice of Medicine. 

'84. Wm. R. Hoag is assistant professor of civil engineering 
at the University of Minnesota. 

'84. Zenas N. Vaughn is professor of Greek at Hauge Col- 
lege, Red Wing, Minn. He was married September 8th, last, to 
Miss Annie Bonfoy, '84, one of his classmates. 

'85. Arthur G. Holt is engineering for the Chicago, Milwau- 
kee and St Paul Railroad Co.. with headquarters in Minneapolis. 

'85. James Gray is assistant city editor of the Minneapolis 
Daily Tribune, 

'85. Howard A. Abbott is studying law with Jas. D. Springer, 
general solicitor of the Minneapolis and St Louis Railway. 

'87. Donald R. Davidson is the junior member of the firm 
of Forbes & Davidson, attorneys at law, Marshall, Minn. 


New York Gamma. 
'89. William Howard Treat, New York, N. Y. 

New York Delta. 
'86. Brinton Hamdon Miner, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Pennsylvania Alpha. 

'86. John Martin Hamme, York, Pa. 

'87. Oscar Menton Richards, South Easton, Pa. 

'%'6, Walter Henry Waygood, Albany, N. Y. 

'89. William Leonard Lenhart, Brownsville, Pa. 

North Carolina Alpha. 

'89. Alexander Stromach, Raleigh, N. C. 

'89. George Washington Bethell, Danville, Va. 

South Carolina Beta. 

'89. James Edward Curry, Chester, S. C. 
'89. Albert Rhett Nicholson, Edgefield, S. C 


Georgia Beta. 

'^j, Julian McCamy, Dal ton, Ga. 

*2>S, Arthur Holmes Merry, Berzelia, Ga. 

'89. Joel Thomas Daves, Tyler, Tex. 

'89. John Wesley Gillespie, Harmony Grove, Ga. 

'90. Frank Phillips, Mariana, Fla. 

Georgia Gamma. 

'87. William Robert Jennings, Crawford ville, Ga. 

'%%, Willie M. Ross, Fort Valley, Ga. 

'88. James W. Overstreet, Sylvania, Ga. 

*%%. M. Ben. Campbell, Americus, Ga. 

'88. John W. Ledbetter, Rome, Ga. 

*%%, George S. Jones, Jr., Macon, Ga. 

'88. Harry Wyche Thomas. Valdosla, Ga. 

'89. Walter Percy Long, Leesburg, Ga. 

Alabama Alpha. 

'86. Edward Lee Pinckard, Opelika, Ala. 

^^j, Emmet Lee Smith, Prattville, Ala. 

'^j, James Oliver Banks^ Eutaw, Ala. 

'^j, Milton Washington Carothers, Summerfield, Ala. 

'^T, James Carter Wright, Tuskegee, Ala. 

'87. William Pem Lockard, Tuskegee, Ala. 

'^j. Dyer Findley Talley, Jefferson Co., Ala. 

'88. " ■ ^ 


ames LeRoy Purifoy, Camden, Ala. 
ames Edwin Dedman^ Selma, Ala. 

'88. Robert P Roach, DeSotoville, Ala. 

Alabama Beta. 

'88. Thaddeus Joseph Partridge, Mobile, Ala. 

'88. Norman R. Weaver, Selma. Ala. 

'88. Henry Lee Brown, Cartersville, Va. 

'89. Robertson Riggs, Selma, Ala. 

'89. Paul Turner Vaughan, Selma, Ala. 

Texas Beta. 

'86. Osborne Kennedy, Mexia, Texas. "^ 

'88. William Reynolds Edrington, Fort Worth, Texas. 

Ohio Beta. 

'^j, Walter Elsworth Miller (initiated last spring, but not 

reported), Waterville, O. 
'88. Elmer Elsworth McCammon, Hopewell, O, 
'88. Guy Potter Benton, Kenton, O. 
'89. Charles Silser Hoskinson, Linnville, O, 

KENIt/CEr Al^ HA. 

'87. Umea Colhoan Hamilton, Ml Steriing, Ky, 
'89. Scott Hadson, BrTantsville, K7. 

KxHTUCKT Delta. 

'85. Millard Fillmote Duncan, Grayion, Ky. 

'86. Henry Clay fiedingcr Richwood, Kjr. 

'87. Joel Taylor Wade, Campbellsville, Ky. 

'87. Abraham Knobel, Louisville, Ky. 

'88. William Butler Harrison, Lebanon, Ky. 

'88. Edgar Christie Sine. High View, Va. 

'88. John Jordan Crittenden Back, ^kson, Ky. 

'89. Charlie Wilbom Bell, Inman, Tcnn. 

'89. Andrew McConaell January, Chicago. Ill, 

'89. John Edwards I^iik, Elizabeihtown, Ky. 

'89. Merritt Eameat Jones, Silver Creek, Ky. 

Indiana Alpha. 
'89. Charles Ireland, Brownstown, Ind. 
'89. Ulysses Jackson GrifGtb, Vevay, Ind. 
'89. Frederick Victor Muss, Nobleville, Ind. 
'9a Walter French, Solitade, Ind. 
'90. Frederick Brinton Shields, Bloomington, Ind. 

MrssouKr Alpha. 
'87. B. B. Beeiy, Cameron, Ma 
'87. J. W. Froley, Mt Vernon, Mo. 
■88. T. M. Jeffords, Naples. III. 
'89. E. W. Watson, Columbia, Mo. 
'89. D. S. McGonigle, Edina, Mo. 

Nebraska Alpha. 
'89. Qyde Hamilton Bowman, Lincoln, Neb. 
'89. Lucius Almon Chaptn, Lincoln, Neb. 
'89 George William Gerwig, Lincoln, Neb. 
'89. Joseph Reynolds McCauce, Lincoln, Neb. 

Wisconsin Alpha. 
'89. George Thomas Simpson, Winona, Minn. 
'89. Robert Curtis Brown, Milwaukee, Wis. 

Minnesota Alpha. 
'89. Edward M. Spaulding, Minneapolis, Minn. 
'89. Edwin W. Spottswood, Minneapolis, Minn. 
'89. Wm. R. Brown, Minneapolis, Minn. 
'89. Chas. A. Savagp, St. Paul, Minn. 
'9a Henry G. Richardson, Minneapolis, Minn. 
'90. Martin K. Knauff, St Paul, Minn. 


Whereas, It has pleased God to take firom this world Edgar 
M. North, a former friend and brother, therefore be it 

Resolved, That in his death the Georgia Beta Chapter of Phi 
Delta Theta loses one of its most faithful and worthy alumni, and 
the Fraternity at laige one of its most 61ial and valiant sons. 

That society loses one whose character, purpose and talents 
could but have done good service in elevating life and shaping its 
conditions to a higher state of happiness and good. 

That our loss and our grief be communicated to our brethren 
everywhere, through the columns of our national organ, the 

That a copy of the Scroll containing this loving tribute to our 
deceased broUier be sent to his bereaved parents. 

H. C. Carney, \ 

W. P. Thomas, > Committee. 


The Indianapolis Alumni suffered a severe loss in October. 
One of their brightest young associates met with a violent death. 
Brother Leland Sulgrove, son of the veteran journalist. Berry R. 
Sulgrove, lost his life by being crushed between a moving train 
and a station platform. As a chemist and mathematician he had 
no superiors among those of his age, twenty-six. For several 
years he had charge of the chemical laboratory at Butler Univer- 
sity. Compelled by broken health to abandon, temporarily, his 
profession, he yet employed such hours as were allowed by his 
physicians to the pursuit of the occult truths of mathematics and 
chemistiy. So far as human foresight may determine, there was 
a bright and distinguished future before him. We, who knew him 
well, loved him for his modesty, his persistence, bis manly integ- 
rity, and his many qualities of mind and heart, which are the 
foundation of the ideal character. The Indiana Gamma and the 
Indianapolis Alumni were represented at his funeral by appointed 
delegates, but the hearts of us all, unsolicited, followed his remains 
to the grave. 

In token of our remembrance of our departed friend and 
brother, we, his associate alumni, through the undersigned, 
desire thus to make expression of our bereavement 

Hilton U. Brown. 




The New York Alpha Alumni chapter of Phi Delta Theta held 
its second annual reunion at d'Orville's, Mills Building, in New 
York City, on the evening of December 1881, 15. 

The election of oflScers for the ensuing year resulted in the 
choice of Dudley R. Horton, N. Y. A^ '75, President ; Eugene 
H. L. Randolph, N. Y. F, '85, Secretary, and Paul Jones, Ten- 
nessee i4, '79, Reporter. 

Aside from the election of oflScers, the special feature of the 
occasion was the elegant and elaborate dinner served in d'Orville's 
best style. The feast was presided over by Rev. J. M. Worrall, 
Ohio A^ '53, whose resources, grace and ease of manner make 
him a prince of toast-masters. 

There were forty-one covers, the places being filled by members 
of the alumni chapter, and delegates from N. Y. r*, N. Y. J and 
Pennsylvania A chapters, and visiting members from various 
other chapters well distributed throughout the East, the West 
and the South, there being fourteen chapters, in all, represented. 
The representation extended from New York to Georgia, south- 
ward, and Wisconsin, westward. 

Daring the evening letters were read from Hon. Wm. F. Vilas, 
Postmaster-General, Wisconsin A^ '59 ; Rev. Robert Morrison, 
Ohio -4, '49, C. Ph. Bassett, Pennsylvania A, '83, offering con- 
gratulations, and expressing regrets at their inability to attend the 

Toasts appropriate to the occasion were heartily responded to 
in behalf of the various chapters by their representatives and dele- 
gates present as follows : 

Pennsylvania A, H. L Moore, '85, and J. B. Shaw, '85 ; 
Tennessee A, Paul Jones, '79 ; Georgia B, G. E, Davenport, 
'84; Indiana Z, R. T. Savin. '86; Illinois £, W. M. Carr, '84; 
New York B, H. D. Griswold, '85 ; Pennsylvania T, W. Wal- 
lace, '84 ; New York J, T. H. Baskerville, '86 ; Indiana 5, 
W. H. Scofield, '85 ; Wisconsm A, G. A. Buckstaff, '85, P. C. 
Slaughter, '59, and J. W. Blakey, '85 ; New York T, C A. 
Downer, '86; Alabama A, Glenn Andrews (Tennessee i4, '83); 
New York A, W. R. Worrall (Kentucky^, '79), now President of 
Alpha Province ; "The Scroll," J. M. Mayer, New York A, '86, 
and E. H. L Randolph, New York T, '85 ; Georgia A, Dr. L 
C. Adamson, '82. Others present were F. A. Winslow, 87 ; F. 
J. Greene, '87 ; M. Games, '88 ; E. F. Palmer, '88 ; S. W. 
Dunscomb, '88; T. H. Knox, '88; W. H. Treat, '89, of New 
York T; J. D. Berry, '86 ; B. H. Miner, '86; R. H. Stodder, '86 ; 
W. D. Mahaney, '86 ; L. Wampold, '87 ; E. P. Callender, '88. 
and F.' G. Zinsser. '89, of New York J ; J. W. Nute, '82 ; C. 


A. Walker. '83 ; A. A. Bird, '84 ; W. A. audi, '84 ; W. L. 
Lenhart, '89, of Pennsylvania A ; J. Hines) Pennsylvania F, 

Withal, the second annual reunion of the New York Alpha 
Alumni was an enjoyable and enthusiastic affair, surpassing all 
previous meetings of a similar character held by the Fraternity in 
the city of New York. 

The large representation from the various chapters showed, in 
the speeches made, the progress of the Fraternity, and its healthy 
and prosperous condition throughout the country. 

Paul Jones, Reporter. 


We have been compelled to hold over many letters and contri- 
butions received after December i, for No. 4, and to omit the 
Directory, owiag to limited space. 

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Vol. X.— JANUARY, 1886.— No. 4. 


To complete the history of the case, the word for word papers 
of McNutt andChilds are here given, so that every reader of these 
sections can have the case in full before him, and judge under- 
standingly for himself. 

The first is from McNutt, and is as follows : 

"Oxford, April 8, 1852. 
• ' Gentlemen of the ^ A Q Society : 

"Whereas, On the 30th day of October, 1851, I, Joseph G. 
McNutt, was arraigned before your Society on charge of violating 
the Bond of said Society ; and. 

* * Whereas, Through mutual misunderstanding and misrepre- 
sentation of my views and desires by my agent then employed ; 

** Whereas, Under the circumstances, I do consider that the 
trial then and there had was not such an one as would best secure 
the ends of justice, therefore, 

' * I do hereby petition your honorable body to grant me a new 
trial. Your petitioner has long deeply deplored the unfortunate 
circumstances which led to his separation from you, and has 
always been most desirous to effect some amicable and satisfac- 
tory adjustment of difficulties. On account of the ill-feeling 
which was, for a long time, felt towards you by your petitioner, 
and the cordial reciprocation of the same feeling by yourselves, 
such an arrangement was, on your part, undesirable, and on both 
impracticable. These differences have been happily removed, 
and the time has now come when your petitioner can expect to be 
heard in his defence, and hope for satisfactory settlement of every 

'•The action providing for the expulsion of your petitioner, 
although not intentionally so, was undoubtedly hasty, owing, no 
doubt, to the ill-management of the defence. The act of the 


agent of your petitioner, by which he urged the absolute necessity 
of your signing the Bond then and there presented, was not in 
accordance with the instructions of your petitioner, and by him 
is entirely repudiated. Your petitioner sinned in ignorance ; he 
was never aware until the time of his arraignment that the act for 
which he was arraigned was such an one as called for action by the 
Society, or which was intended in the Bond. Had your petitioner 
so known, he would not so have done. The fact that the same 
act had been done by other and older members of the Society 
time and again, and that without arraignment, led your petitioner 
to suppose the Bond of the Society did not include such offences. 
What your petitioner now desires is this : That you grant him a 
new trial, and if the decision should be in his favor, that you 
then allow him to withdraw. 

• * The reasons of your petitioner for requesting a privilege to 
withdraw are as follows : 

** Your petitioner, although not a member of any society which 
would prevent him from becoming a member of any other, is, 
nevertheless, under promise to a society — which society is not the 
Alpha Delta Phi — that should he connect himself with any asso- 
ciation, that association shall be theirs. At the present time your 
petitioner has no thought of becoming a member of said society, 
but he holds himself bound to connect himself with said society, 
if with any. For this your petitioner is sorry ; for if such a thing 
could have been by any means effected, your petitioner would 
have gladly returned into your Society and shared its benefits. 
There are those of your Society whom your petitioner cherishes 
as good friends, and although he has at times nurtured and fre- 
quently expressed hostility to them, he has now seen the injustice 
of the suspicions that caused such enmity, and now is and ever 
shall be a firm, devoted friend. The fact of your petitioner hav- 
ing been expelled from your body will always prove an impedi- 
ment to his connection with any other — indeed, it has proved so 
already. Your petitioner has refused good offers, being unwilling 
to connect himself with any other society while such action 
remains valid. Your petitioner now prays that you will grant 
him a new trial, while all is calm, and the ends of justice can be 
secured, and that then, provided the trial is in his favor, he may 
be (without attending any secret meetings of the Society) permit- 
ted to withdraw. If such a request be granted, your petitioner is 
willing to give to your body any assurances that all proceedings 
shall be ever held as secret, and the same friendly feeling which 
now exists shall always so remain. But whether you grant the 
prayer or not, your petitioner will always be pleased to see your 
success, and shall never willingly or intentionally do anything to 
the injury of the <P J Society. 

''Respectfully yours, 

•'Joseph G. McNutt." 


Five days later, the following communication was received by 
the Society : 

"Oxford, April 13, 1852. 


"Whkueas, On the 30th day of October, 1851, I, Tames H. 
Childs, was arraigned before yoar Society on charge of violating 
the Bond of said Society ; and, 

'' Whereas^ Through mutual misunderstanding and misrepre- 
sentation of my views and desires by my agent then employed ; 

•* Whereas, Under the circumstances, I do consider that the 
trial then and there had, was not such an one as would best secure 
the ends of justice, therefore, 1 do hereby petition your honorable 
body to grant me a new trial, for the following reasons : 

" ist That in accordance with the regulations of the Bond of 
the ^ J 6, it was made the duty of the members of the Society 
to consult and advise with each other in regard to their true 
interests, and that your petitioner does not beheve that this 
duty was adequately performed by them, but that proceedings 
were instituted against him without due notice or counsel. 

'•2d. That your petitioner believes from recent explanations 
that he misunderstood the motives and intentions of the Society 
in commencing and prosecuting his arraignment, and further 
believes that his agent at that time misunderstood and misrepre- 
sented his intentions on the trial. 

"3d. That your petitioner believes that the decision then given 
does not in the best manner secure the ends of justice ; that while 
it is admitted that a continued and flagrant violation of the Bond 
of the 0^6, coupled with a contumacious disregard of the 
counsels and authority of the Society, would furnish sufficient 
cause for dismission, yet your petitioner believes that he did not 
so offend ; and that farther, he believes that it unnecessarily 
affects his good name, and will prevent his connecting himself 
with any other society of like grade on such terms as he would 
wish — results which your petitioner believes your Society does not 

•*4th. Your petitioner desires to frankly explain the reasons 
which induce him at this time to ask you to reverse your decision. 
He has been led to believe, in consideration of the mutual expla- 
nations that have taken place, that his feelings and intentions at 
the time of ihe trial are now more favorably regarded, and while 
he, under other circumstances, would be gratified to be able to 
return and enjoy again the benefits of your Society, he is now 
under the obligation of a promise made to another — and he parti- 
cularly desires that such a review of your decision as you may see 
proper to make should be had before he connects himself with it. 


"The favor which your petitioner now asks is one which, while 
the granting of it can have no evil effect upon your Society, will 
have the greatest effect upon the well-being of your petitioner, for 
should he — ^your decision standing, as it now does, upon your 
minutest — ever hereafter return to Oxford, or visit any place where 
your Society may be established, and when such decision, but 
not the facts of the case, may be known, he will be looked upon 
by members of your Society as one who is criminal and unworthy 
of all respect, and as such will be treated. This your petitioner 
cannot but think to be a result of which your " (Society?) "are 
not desirous. 

*' Your petitioner feels, as he has above said, very sorry that he 
is unable to return into your Society and take part with those for 
whom he holds, and with the exception of a short interval on the 
part of some, always has held, feelings of the greatest friendship 
and esteem ; and did he think that by becoming connected with 
another society he would lose any part of the friendship of many 
of your members, he would utterly refuse to become so connected, 
but he thinks that this will not result ; that it is possible for the 
best of friends to be members of different societies, and that such 
societies need not necessarily be opposed to each other. 

"With whatever society your petitioner may be connected, 
however, he will never at any time do anything to injure your 
Society, with which so many of his most pleasant reminiscences 
are identified. He believes every member — as far as his knowl- 
edge of them goes — to hold towards him feelings of personal 
friendship, as he certainly does toward them. 

" Hoping that you may see fit to grant his petition, he remains 
with all good wishes for your prosperity and success, 

• * Yours respectfully, 

"James H. Childs." 

At a meeting of the Society, on the 13th of April, 1852, these 
communications were presented, and though McNutt's paper con- 
tained reflections on the Society and objectionable phraseology, 
both were received, both requests were granted, and the 20th of 
April next set as the time for the trial. It is worthy of remark 
that the same meeting that agreed to a new trial for these gentle- 
men, granted a petition for a new chapter of the Order in Miami 
University, so great had been the prosperity of the Society in the 
six months after the loss of the five men above referred to. 

The time for trial came, there was a full attendance, though 
the Beta swarm had gone off. The case was called, and J. M. 
M. Wilson appeared for Childs, and Harrison for McNutt 

Both Childs and McNutt took pains to strongly repudiate the 
work of their attorney in their former trial, while they were thus 
getting ready to go with him as a brother charter member of 


another frateroity. Cliilds denied emphalically that Denny ha 
ever talked with him, as Denny claimed he had done in the pn 
vious trial. 

After the trial ivas ended, the vote of the Society on the case 
was called, and resulted as follows : 

Tf> remove the sentence of, expulsion — t'eas : Swing, Ross, 
Anderson, Holmes, McLean and Harrison. Aaj's : Boude, 
Brown. Carson, Hutchinson and Lane, 

A close vole, and one of the yeas was counsel of one of the 

A committee, consisting of Willson, Ross and Harrison, was 
appointed to express the intent of the Society by this vote. Their 
report, subsequently presented, was adopted, and is as follows : 

1. Resohed, That the Society reaffirms its action in the case of 
Messrs. Cliilds and McNutt, on tiie 30ih day of October, 1851, 
as under the then existing circumstances, just and righteous. 

2. That in view of the considerations urged by the gentlemen 
in their positions to this Socielj' — in the belief that the ends of 
justice have been attained — with tlie assurance that the action of 
the Society in the case was impelled by a sense of duly, the reso 
tution of ihe Society passed October 30, 1851 — that the names of 
James H. Childs and Joseph G. McNutl be stricken from the roll 
of the Society — be and hereby is rescinded. 

3. Thai at tlieir request, Messrs, Childs and McNutt are per- 
mitted to withdraw from the Society. 

4. That the good feelings professed by the gentlemen in their 
communication to the Society arc cordially reciprocated. 

J. M. M. Willson, 1 
■ Lewis W. Ross, [■ Committee, 
Bknjauin Harrison, ) 
My work in this matter is done. The case is submitted to all 
fiur-minded readers of the Scroll, whether inside the mystic circle 
of the Fraternity or not, with confidence that a righteous verdict 
will be given, and no other is expected or desired by 

Robert Morrison. 

MiKims or the Second Phi Delta Theta State Convention, 
held at Austin, Tex., November 15, 1885. 
Pursuant to a call of the Executive Committee, the second 
State Convention of Texas met at Austin, November 15th. The 
Convention was called to order in the Knights of Pythias Hall 
(Texas Beta Chapter-room), by brother Drew Pruil, of Ft, Worth, 


On motion, the following committee was appointed to present 

order of business for the Convention, and to draft by-laws for its 
government : 

Brothers Hawthorne, of Austin ; Onslcy, of Waxahachie ; 
Raymond and Bradshaw, of Austin ; supplemented by the chair, 
brother Pruit. 

After adopting the order of business recommended, the com- 
mittee was granted further time to draw up a constitution and 

The Grand Treasurer made a report, estimating the expenses 
of this convention at $ioo. On motion, the report was received 
and referred to the Finance Committee, consisting of brothers 
Bryant, Smith and Hawthorne. 

Brother Terrell, of Dallas, moved that Austin be the place of 
holding the next convention. Motion was carried unanimously. 

Brother Hawthorne, of Austin, moved the next convention be 
held in June, 1887, Brother Bryant, of Austin, amended to 
June, 1886. Amendment was carried. 

Brother Bradshaw, of Austin, offered to amend the original 
motion, by substituting "annually," instead of bi-ennially. The 
amendment was carried, with a further amendment that the time 
be the day after the University Commencement. 

On motion of brother Pessels, the convention adjourned until 
2 P.M. 


Convention called to order at 2 P.M., by the president. 

Brother Hotchkiss, of Austin, moved that one hundred and 
fifty copies of the Scroll, containing these proceedings, be pur- 
chased by the convention. Brother Mayes, of Brown wood, as an 
amendment, that as many be purchased as the secretary thought 
necessary. Amendment carried. 

Brother Onsley, of Waxahachie, moved that we establish a 
query box, in which any one might place questions he wished an- 
swered concerning the fraternity, and that some one be appointed 
to discuss these questions at the next convention. Motion car- 

The following questions were propounded : "The propriety of 
holding a general convention of all the Greek Fraternities in the 
United States?" "The propriety of building a chapter hall at 
the University of Texas?" "The propriety of the extension of 
* J in Texas ? " 

It being declared by the President that nominations for officers 
of the ensuing year were in order, brother Bryant, of Austin, and 
brother Onsley, of Waxahachie, were put in nomination for Pres- 
ident Brother Onsley was elected. 

On motion, brother Bryant was unanimously elected Vice- 


For Grand Secretary, the names of brothers Hawthorne and 
Smith, of Austin, and brother Mayes, of Brown wood, were placed 
in nomination. Brother Smith was elected. 

Brother D. H. Hotchkiss, of Austin, was unanimously elected 
Grand Treasurer. 

The President declared the next business to be the election of 
Speakers for the third State Convention, June i6, 1886. 

Brother Bryant moved we elect three speakers. Brother Smith 
amended by adding a poet Amendment and motion carried. 

Nominations being declared in order, brothers P. W. Gar- 
dener, of Gainesville, and C. J. Bradshaw, of Austin, were nomi- 
nated for Orator. Brother Gardener was elected. 

For Historian, brother I. R. Dean, of Huntsville, was unan- 
imously elected. 

Brother W. H. Mayes, of Brownwood, was elected Prophet 

Brother Pessels nominated brother A. Gwynn Foster, of El 
Paso, as Poet Brother Foster was elected by acclamation. 

Brother Mayes moved to reconsider the appointment of the com- 
mittee to draft by-laws. Motion carried. 

Brother Hawthorne, of Austin, offered the foHowing : 

** Resolved, That this convention ask of brother C. N. Onsley, 
permission to have published in the Scroll the prophecy deliv- 
ered by him at the public exercises of this convention ; and, fur- 
thermore, be it 

*^ Resolved, That in the event the Scroll declines publishing 
the said address, this convention have the same published in 
pamphlet form for distribution. " 

The resolutions were unanimously adopted. 

Brother Mayes further moved that the Executive Committee be 
authorized to frame the constitution and by-laws for the conven- 
tion, and report the same to the next convention. Carried. 

Brother Hawthorne moved that an Assistant Grand Secretary 
be elected and added to the Executive Committee. Motion 

Brother Bryant nominated brother J. C. Terrell, Jr., of Dallas, 
who was unanimously elected. 

Brother Hotchkiss moved that two members be appointed by 
the Executive Committee, to discuss, at the next convention, the 
question. ' ' Whether there was any advantage to be derived from 
the extension of 4^ J 6 in Texas ?" Carried. 

There being no further business, on motion of brother Green 
the convention adjourned until June 16, 1886. 

R. Waverley Smith, Grand Secretary. 


A FEW words ^ to our Convention Banquet, may not be in- 
appropriate. The newspaper representatives pronounced it the 
most elaborate affair of the kind ever seen in Austin. But we 


must make allowances for the newspaper men. They dote on 
hyperbole, and always try to please. 

We assembled in our chapter hall and spent an hour in hear- 
ing old college yarns. Old Phi warriors, with their swords 
dulled by time, but their hearts warm as ever, told of how 
** boldly they fought, and well," in the days gone by. 

At 9. 30 we proceeded to Simon's Restaurant, where the repast 
was spread. A large table, extending the length of the hall, was 
crowded with the Phis and their guests. The seven fraternities 
at the university were represented as follows : 2 A E, Mr. Eas- 
ley; K 2, Mr. Astin ; ^T ^, Mr. Wm. Sleicher; B B H, 
Mr. C. H. Miller ; K A, Mr. A. L. Jackson ; Rainbow, Mr, R. 
W. Hall. 

The supper was all that could be expected. Everybody 
praised it and did it full justice. 

Brother Drew Pruit was toastmaster. The following toasts 
were responded to : The Texas University, by brother J. M. 
Green ; Our Visiting Brethren, by brother J. C. Terrell, Jr. ; 
The Ladies, by brother R. W. Smith ; The Austin Bar, by 
brother A. H. Graham ; Texas Beta — Her Individuality, by 
brother C. J. Bradshaw; The Phi Delta Theta Fraternity, by 
brother W. H. Mayes ; The Second State Convention of A Q, 
by brother J. H. Bryant ; Our Sister Fraternities, by Mr. C. H. 
Miller, of B & 11; The Young Ladies of the University, by 
brother P. A. Hawthorne ; The Barbarians, bv brother C. N. 
Onsley; The Press, by Mr. Ennis, of the Galveston News; 
Austin City, by Mr. T. W. Gregory, of the Austin Statesman, 
The responses were both eloquent and witty, as the occasion de- 
manded. All went merry as a marriage bell. At a late hour 
the company dispersed, all pleased and happy. 

Taking it all in all, the convention was a great success. It 
aroused all the enthusiasm of the young Texan Phis, and re- 
kindled that of their older brethren. It has placed fraternities 
on a firmer basis in the university, if that were possible. It has 
shown our alumni brethren scattered throughout the State, a 
hundred and fifty in number, that true Phis still keep the fire 
burning on the altar, and that here they can make yearly pilgrim- 
ages and meet brothers. 

To our Texan brethren who were unable to be with us, we 
extend our regrets, and to them and every other Phi we extend a 
cordial invitation to be with us at our next convention in Austin, 
June 1 6th, 1886. R. Waverlky Smith. 


The first State Convention was held on the evening of October 
nth, 1885, and the organization of a State Association was begun 
with the following officers : President, Dr. J. O. Wilhite, Ander- 


son, S. C. ; ist Vice-President, F. H. Hendrix, Leesville, S. C; 
2d Vice-President, Dr. J. S. Garner, Darlington, S. C. ; Secre- 
tary and Treasurer, W. W. Bail, Columbia, S. C. ; Warden, J. 
E. Curry, Columbia, S. C. An Executive Committee of five 
active members of South Carolina Beta was appointed to transact 
the business of the Convention until its next meeting. 

The convention was well attended by the alumni residing in 
the State and we are assured of its future success. The chapters 
represented were Virginia Alpha, Georgia Beta, South Caroline 
Alpha and Beta. W. W. Ball. 


It is with sincere pleasure that we announce the appointment 
of brother William R. Worrall, Kentucky A, '79, to the Presi- 
dency of Alpha Province. Brother Worrall brings into his work 
the experience of nearly ten years' service in Phi ranks. His 
management of Province matters will be systematic and ener- 

One of the first enterprises of the new President of Alpha 
Province has been to take steps toward a Province Convention, to 
beheld in New York on Friday and Saturday, February 12 and 13, 
A convention has been highly necessary for the last two years, 
and IS more so now than ever. It is mandatory that the work ot 
the Province be systematized, and that plans and methods of in- 
ternal government be discussed. Many questions of the utmost 
importance will come before the Convention, and call for careful 
consideration. The time is happily chosen, and the expense has 
been placed at the lowest figures. We look for a large delega- 
tion from all the chapters, and particularly from those near New 
York. Each chapter, individually, should answer all correspond- 
ence promptly, and feel that it must co-operate in the undertak- 
ing, and by earnest efforts on all sides success will be assured. 

Ws notice, with much delight, the very marked progress of 
alumni interest, as evidenced by numerous occasions of late 
occurrence. The organization of the Kansas City and Minne- 
apolis alumni, the brilliant banquet of the New York Alumni, 
the unbounded success of the Texas State Convention, the form- 


ing of the South Carolina State Association, the prospective 
Alpha Province Convention, and the proposed meeting of the 
Chicago alumni, show an activity and enthusiasm that is as remark- 
able as it is gratifying. On the lists of these organizations are 
the names of men representing many different chapters — a proof 
of the extensive field of the associations. These are signs of 
energy and enterprise, which clearly show more than ever the 
rapid advatices of * J 0, and the broad extent of her work is 
but another proof of her growing nationality. 

Brother Morrison concludes, in this number, the series of 
articles contributed on *• The Crisis of 1851." There can be but 
one conclusion upon the questions at issue, and we thank brother 
Morrison for so kindly writing, as he has, such a detailed and 
clear statement of the facts under discussion. 


From the Editors of the Song Book. 

The undersigned now constitute the committee having in 
charge the publication of a new Song Book, two members of 
the original committee appointed at the Nashville Convention 
having resigned, and the second named below having been ap- 
pointed by the General Council to fill the vacancy The work 
of the entire committee having devolved upon one man, progress 
in the matter has necessarily been very slow. The committee, 
however, is now prepared to push the matter with vigor ; but suc- 
cess cannot be assured without the co operation of the chapters 
and individuals appealed to. 

That most desired is new and original songs set to new and 
original music, and old Phi songs set to new airs. New songs 
set to old airs will also, if highly meritorious, be very acceptable. 
The committee is amply supplied with songs set to the airs of 
"Home, Sweet Home." "Auld Lang Syne," "Sonof aGara- 
bolier," and others equally time-worn. The committee must 
uigently insist, as an invaluable assistance in their labor, upon 
the prompt reply to correspondence addressed to chapters and 

Frank D. Swope, 
Eugene H. L. Randolph. 


Manual of Phi Delta Theta. 

Br the departure of brother Palmer for Europe, the progress 
of the work on the Manual has been somewhat delayed. How- 
ever, we shall be enabled to publish at an early date, if reporters 
will send us the aid asked for. Many have not yet answered the 
circulars sent them, and we have depended upon their prompt 
attention. Further, 300 subscriptions must be received, or we 
cannot publish. Our only purpose is to supply a much needed 
pamphlet to our active workers. We have no desire to make a 
personal profit, and shall be well satisfied if there are enough 
subscriptions to enable us to take the risk. We acknowledge, 
among others, letters from brothers 01 win, Cone, Goodale and 
Pessels, and Mr. Matson, J 7* J, and thank them for their 
kindness. As yet, but 38 are on the subscription list 

J. M. Mayer. 


Brother Palmer, together with brothers Goodpasture, Camp- 
bell and Jackson, of Tennesse Alpha, has gone on a three 
months trip to Europe, and desires the indulgence of his many 
correspondents for unanswered letters. 

From the Editors. 

Copt for the February number should be received by February 
2. We repeat our request for systematically arranged reports 
and lists. The many friends of brother Randolph will be glad 
to know that he is steadily recovering from his serious illness. 

J. M. Mayer. 

To Chicago Phis. 

At a meeting of the Chicago Alumni Chapter, soon to be 
held, it is desired to have present, as nearly as possible, every 
resident Phi of Chicago, and to accomplish this we must learn 
their names and address. Will all the brothers who know of 
Phis in Chicago send their names and address to T. H. Sim- 
mons, Room 47, 115 Monroe Street, Chicago. III. 

T. H. Simmons. 




New Hampshire Alpha, Dartmouth College. 

We regret very much that we were not represented by a chap- 
ter report in the last Scroll, for we consider the monthly report 
very important in fraternity life. The work of the chapter dur- 
ing the last term has been the best of any since its founding. 
Although the chapter lost two of its best men this year, brothers 
Pendleton and Shelton, both being obliged to leave on account 
of poor health, yet the other members have seemed to work with 
renewed vigor. The other fraternities have all done their usual 
amount of work, and still show a friendly feeling. 

We learn that brother Pendleton, formerly of '87, has gone to 
California. An unusual number of Phis are acting the peda- 
gogue this winter — seven in all. 

Brother Nelson, '89, has been elected class poet. The Aegis^ 
'87, our annual, has made its appearance, and we would be 
pleased to exchange with all chapters. Any who may desire to 
exchange annuals will please address the undersigned. 

January 2, 1886. Geo. W. Shaw. 

Vermont Alpha, University of Vermont. 

Since our last report we have initiated brother Morgan, '89, 
who entered college the last of the term. Brother Turk, '83, 
was present at our last meeting. Brother Brooks, '87, took his 
leave, at the close of last term, for Geneva, Nebraska, where he 
has a good position with the B. & M. R. R. R. We enjoyed a 
pleasant visit from brother Schumacher, Ohio E^ a short time 

It is reported that a new fraternity is to establish a chapter here. 
The number of barbarians is increasing yearly, and without doubt 
such a movement would be successful, and yet would meet with 
not a few difficulties. Upon the whole, we would be glad to see 
the chapter established. 

Our winter term opens January 7th, when we shall enter upon 
our work with 27 men. Brother Gilbert, '89, who is teaching, 
will return later in the term. 

January 2, 1886. F. H. Clapp. 

New York Gamma, College of the City of New York. 

The events of the past month have been of such a character 
as to realize the hopes expressed in a previous letter. The joint 
debate between the two literary societies resulted in a victory for 


brother Shiels, the only fraternity man who took part On the 
same occasion brother Schoon maker delivered his declamation 
with such effect as to attract general remark. On the same day 
the chairmanship of the Microcosm (the C. C. N. Y. annual) was 
given to a Phi. The Microcosm will this year be published by 
A J ^, ^ r A and ^ -J 0, the remaining two fraternities, 
J K E and & J X, having refused to agree with a majority of 
the board. The defection of 6 J ^ is not a matter of regret, as 
the chapter here is in a very low condition, and although the ac- 
tion oi A K E is to be regretted, the fact that it is due to the un- 
authorized action of its representative and is privately opposed by 
some of its members, is an index of the true position of the 
present publishing board. 

On the 29th inst the board of editors of the College Mercury 
was increased by the addition of brother Games and another gen- 
tleman, who will be initiated at the next meeting. These two, 
with brother Winslow, already an editor, form exactly half the 
full number of editors. 

The choice of brother Worrall (Kentucky A)^ by the General 
Council for Province President, is a source of great satisfaction 
to this chapter, and the wisdom of the choice is shown by the 
fact that he is making arrangements for the first Alpha Province 
Convention, '«.o be held in this city during February next 

The second annual banquet of the Phis of New York was well 
attended by the members of New York F, and the pleasures of 
the month have been further increased by visits from brothers 
Steams (Historian G. C. ), Ohio E ; Campbell, Goodpasture, Jack- 
son, and Palmer, Tennessee A ; Carr, of Illinois E, and Wallace 
and McClelland, of Pennsylvania F. 

We have six men pledged — at least two of whom will be ini- 
tiated daring the coming term. 

December 31, 1885. Albert Shiels. 

New York Delta, Columbia College. 

Those members of Delta who remained in town enjoyed many 
pleasant hours at the rooms. Everything has been made so com- 
fortable, and the location is so convenient, that some one is sure 
to be at the rooms at any time up to midnight The conse- 
quence is that the men are thrown much together, and do not 
see each other merely on the weekly meeting night 

We had many visitors during the Christmas week — brothers 
Palmer, Campbell, Jackson, and Goodpasture, of Tennessee A ; 
Steams, Historian G. C, Carr, Illinois E; Shaw, Pennsylvania 
A; Horton, New York -4; Worrall, Province President; Wal- 
lace and McClelland, Pennsylvania F, Preparations have al- 
ready begun for the Province Convention. 

January 3, 1886. £. P. Callender« 


Pennsylvania Bkta, Pennsylvania Collbox. 

Pennsylvania Beta has no new accessions to report, but par- 
sues the quiet tenor of her way. Three of us have been chosen 
by Phrenokosmian Society to represent her in the bi-ennial ex- 
ercises to take place February 2 2d. This is always an occasion of 
interest The exercises consist of six orations, interspersed with 

Gettysburg, historically renowned, is being more and more 
every year visited by strangers from all parts of our country ; and. 
as the number of visitors increases, so seems to increase the num- 
ber of students in our college, and likewise we hope to increase 
our interest and love in Pennsylvania Beta. 

Dec. 20, 1885. T. L. Crouse. 


Virginia Beta, University of Virginia, 

Since our last report we have met regularly, and are now well 
organized and doing good work. 

Our chapter takes great pleasure in introducing Fielding P. 
Miles, of Goochland, Va., and Fielding L. Taylor, of Rich- 
mond, Va. F. P. Miles is a brother of our honored Phi, G. 
W. Miles, who was a member of the Virginia Beta for several 

We are now ten in number — 1*. e,, J. H. Moss, J. D. Fletcher, 
George Petrie, F. P. Miles, J. H. Moore, F. T. Loftin, M. A. 
Morrison, F. L. Taylor, C. H. Jones and H. Hardaway. Every- 
thing moves along smoothly and pleasantly to us all. We are 
prepared and expect to spend this session with great profit. From 
the present outlook everything will continue as serene as a May 

After our first meeting we adjourned to a well loaded table, 
and there amidst congenial chat the moments swiftly sped away. 
When the hour of parting came sweet strains of Phi music, borne 
on the midnight zephyrs, long linked us together, till in the dis- 
tance the last chords faded into silence. 

December 8, 1885, H. Hardaway. 

Virginia Delta, Richmond College. 

Virginia Delta has not as good a report to make as she could 
wish. Several members unexpectedly failed to return, and 
brother O. L. Stearnes and myself are the only ones left Not 
only have we been unfortunate in being so few in numbers, but 
the fraternity material this year has been, we think, inferior to 


what it usually is. The number of fraternities represented here 
has in three years increased from three, with a membership of 
about twenty-five, to eight, with a membership of nearly half the 
enrolled students of the college. 

We remember very well our first session here ; what an honor 
it was considered to be asked to join any of our fraternities I 
In contrast to the old state of things, fresh accessions appear al- 
most daily, which, by virtue of their fi'equency, produce hardly a 
npple of comment Indeed, we have heard it remarked by sev- 
end members of our best fraternities that the honor attached to 
belonging to a fraternity here has in a great measure passed away. 
Some of our members of last year expect to return next, when 
we hope under more fevorable conditions our chapter will regain 
its old time prosperity. 

December 5, 1885. Wm. H. Lyons. 


Georgia Alpha, University of Georgia. 

Within the past month Georgia Alpha has lost two members, 
brothers Fanning Potts and J. W. Cox, by their withdrawal from 
college, and gained one member by initiation. Brother Potts 
was compelled to return to his home in Atlanta on account of 
his health, and brother Cox, of La Grange, left college to engage 
in the practice of law with his brother in Atlanta. Brother Cox 
graduated in the law class of '85, and was this year pursuing an 
elective course. Brother E E. Kimbrough, recently with Ten- 
nessee Alpha, is now in business in this city, and sometimes adds 
to the pleasure of our meetings by his presence. 

On the afternoon of November 20th the Senior class planted 
its class-tree. The exercises were pronounced far better than any 
similar exercises that have ever occurred here. The present 
Senior class is the largest the university has had in many years ; 
it has forty-nine members. Of these forty-nine, forty are frater- 
nity men. It may be interesting to know that, while the mem- 
bers of our fraternity are elsewhere known as Phis, here they are 
generally called Theias, It is quite probable that the fraternities 
here will soon decide to issue an annual some time during the 

December 11, 1885. Jas. J. Gilbert. 

Mississippi Alpha, University of Mississippi. 

On the eve of Decenftber 4th, Mississippi A gave a banquet at 
ih • Mackie House. We extended an invitation to one member 
of each fraternity represented in this college. All the toasts were 


responded to excellently. Much is due to our '* sister" Phis. 
One of their many beautiful pieces of handiwork was a Phi Delta 
Theta badge, made of the choicest roses and geraniums, which 
was suspended in the banquet hall. The jewels of our badge 
were represented by roses, red and white alternating, inlaid in 
the border. The scroll was represented by a solid cluster of 
pure white roses in the centre — with the letters ^ J interwoven 
with red and white roses and geraniums. The dagger was made 
of roses, geraniums and ivy, and I must .say that it was most 
artistically made. The banquet was set in the shape of a dagger, 
which added much beauty to the occasion, and everything con- 
nected with it was a complete success. All present seemed to 
enjoy themselves most heartily. After the banquet we adjourned 
to the dancing parlors 

Our brother, S. F. Hampton, '84, acquitted himself very elo- 
quently in delivering a toast to **The Guests," in behalf of the 
grand old J @, and vie are proud to know that we have in 
him a whole-souled Phi. Our brother J. W. Yates, '87, deliv- 
ered a toast to "The Ladies," in behalf of our Mississippi Alpha 
Chapter. In addition were the following toasts : Mr. W. H. 
Maybin, **Our Hosts;" Mr. Whilis, " The Ladies of J T and 
A B 71" Our banquet was undoubtedly the grandest ever given 
here and will be remembered for many a day. 

December 5, 1885. John M. Oliver. 

Texas Beta, University of Texas. 

Our State Convention was eminently a success. Great en- 
thusiasm was aroused and much good done. We of Beta liked 
the idea so much that we proposed to have one every year, im- 
mediately after Commencement. 

The public literary exercises of the convention were held the 
evening preceding the 15th, in the State capitoL The large hall 
was full. There were present the 61ite of the city and the cream 
of the university. Most of the professors honored us with their 
presence. At eight o'clock the Phi phalanx marched in. Verily, 
it was a goodly sight, and one long to be remembered. The ex- 
ercises of the evening were opened by Dr. A. E. Goodwyn, of 
Austin, with prayer. The address of welcome was delivered by 
brother P. A. Hawthorne, of Texas Beta. Brother Drew Pruit, 
of Fort Worth, on behalf of the visiting members, thanked the 
chapter for their cordial reception. He bespoke a bright future 
for 4^ J in Texas. 

Brother A. H. Graham, of Austin (Georgia yl, '74), the orator 
of the evening, delivered an eloquent address on "The Spirit 
and Tendency of the Times." The oration was warmly ap- 

plauded, and competent judges pronounced it the best heard ii 
Ausiin for some lime. 

Brother J H. Briant, of Austin (Tennessee A, '80), was Ihi 
historian. Brotlier C. N. Onsley. of Wasahachie, delivered thi 

VVe lliink we do not esaggprate in saying it was the most en- 
joyable event of the kind ever seen in Austin. Its benefits will 
be lasting. 


Since writing my last letter Texas Beta has received a large ad 
dittun to its ranks, and has regained the front rank among chap 
ters in the University of Texas. Those readers of the Scrol 
who have kept abreast of fraternity news are aware thai for ih 
last year or more rumors of the consolidation of W. W. W 
(Rainbows) and Delta Tau Delta have been circulated. Several 
chapters of W. W. W. refused to enter Delta Tau Delta. Among 
these was the D. V. chapter of the University of Tesas. The 
members of D. V. chapter surrendered their charier, and being 
no longer Romans, were anxious to become Greeks. They so- 
licited admission inio Phi Delta Theta, and as they numbered 
some of the best and most prominent students of the university, 
were duly admitted and initialed. The following are the whilom 
Rainbows, now true and loyal Phis: Goodrich, '86 ; Lenox, 
Templeion, Hall, Gilson, Lee, '87. 

At the same time we initiated Robert Bums Halley, '83, of 
Salado, Texas. 

Brothers Lenox, Hatl and Halley are on the editorial staff of 
the Texat Uaivertily, our new journal, thus giving the Phis a 
larger representalion on the journal than any other fraternity. 

At the last meeting, held just prior to the Christmas holiday, 
Franz Fiset. '86, of Austin, Texas, was initiated. Brother Fiset 
is taking both courses in law, and will be one of our graduates 
next Commencement. He is a native of Germany, but in his 
two years residence in this country has thoroughly mastered the 

The studenls are already returning to their studies, and with 
renewed energy after their Christmas pleasures. 

December 31, 1885. Constance Pessels. 


Ohio Alpha, Miami University. 

Bkotheks Rusk, Mayo, Garrod, Townsend and myself have 

spent a large portion of our vacation in fixing up our new hall, 

and hope to surprise our brother Phis, on their return after the 

holidays, fay its improved appearance. 


We have decided to have literary exercises extempore, from 
which we may learn a good deal and not have to make prepara- 
tion. Our college building has been undergoing repairs, during 
which we have occupied the dormitories. The college is being 
nicely fitted up. The heating apparatus has just been put in 
and the frescoers have begun work, so that we will return to the 
building in a few weeks. Profl Sterret, who has been in Athens^ 
Greece, for the past twelve years, and understands both ancient 
and modem Greek, has been elected to fill that chair. We 
have not been "spiking" much lately, but have under consider- 
ation one or two men. It is not very hard to get the men we 
wish, as there is not much opposition yet, hence things are not 
very exciting. The B & 11 were talking of organizing, but we 
have not heard much about it lately. Ohio Alpha returns thanks 
to Indiana Alpha for her kindly wishes. 

January ist, 1886. W. E. Clough. 

Ohio Delta, University of Wooster. 

In these, the closing, days of the term, we can look over our 
work and say that it has been very fair. We have had our victo- 
ries and defeats. In the former we rejoice, and in the latter we 
have experiments in human nature which, at present writing, are 
abundantly satisfactory to us. Our new men, four in number, 
are proving themselves excellent Phis. Our special pride is the 
good reputation of all our men, and the harmonious and earnest 
character of our internal work. 

In the October number of the Sigma Chi, Mr. Kellog, re- 
porter from Wooster, kindly mentions us as "Our strongest 
rival." We beg to return the compliment, and would add that 
the gentleman stretched the point when he included ''air'as 
victims in their late victory. We were the "single exception." 

At the recent election of inter-society contestants, four of our 
men were elected. Brother T. G. Anderson's, *^6y poem, "A1- 
leonia. Star of the Morning," published in the Wooster Collegian^ 
has received many favorable comments. Brother W. J. Boon, 
of the Western Theological Seminary, spent his Thanksgiving 
vacation with us. He takes an active interest in fraternity work, 
and while here gave, us substantial evidence of his interest in our 
welfare. We wish to return our thanks to brother Boon and to 
others of our alumni who are generously helping us to get into 
our new hall. We hope to be able to receive our friends in the 
finest fraternity hall in Wooster by the first of next term. The 
latest confusion in fraternity circles here is between the J T A 
and the B G 11. Mr. T. P. Berry, with the Delts since '83, has 
been transferred to the Betas. This was the only alternative. 

December 3, 1885. J. T. Morrison. 



Indiana Alpha, Indiana University. 

Ws begin the new year with sixteen members, classed : '86, i ; 
'87, 2 ; '88, 3 ; '89. 7 ; '90, 3. We are well pleased with our 
own condition and that of the other fraternities here. In the 
election of the class of '89 we accepted two of the four oflSces. 
All the Phis, except two, hold honor positions in the literary so- 
cieties. Brother A. Heiney was chosen as a delep:ate to the In- 
diana State Oratorical Association at the meeting of the local 
organization here last term. During the term several Phis visited 
us, among them being Prof. J. W. Moncrief, of Franklin Col- 
lege, who lectured to the students in November. There were 
also some in the city, who did not visit us or even let us know 
they had been here. All Phis have a special invitation to visit 
our chapter when in the city. 

Januarys, 1886. Bert Fesler. 

Indiana Delta, Franklin College. 

We began the year with nine royal men, and have since in- 
creased our number to thirteen. Our meetings the whole year 
have been very interesting, and a great deal of fraternity spirit has 
been shown at most of them. We have one of the finest halls in 
the State, and its appearance has been added to greatly by an ex- 
quisite oil painting presented to us by Miss Emma Turner, a 
member of the K K F fraternity. We gave a reception a short 
time ago which was a success and a credit to ^ J ©. We are 
well represented in the literary departments of our college — on 
the staff of llie ColUgiatey by C. M. Carter, as editor-in-chief, C. 
S. McCoy as assistant, and E. J. Stalker as editorial editor ; while 
in our literar}' society we hold the principal offices. We are rep- 
resented in classes as follows : Seniors, i ; Juniors, 5 ; Sopho- 
mores, I ; Freshmen, 3 ; Third Preps, 3. Total, 13. Brother 
Deere, who has been sick for some time, will be with us again 
next term. Brother W. G. Olivin, of Peoria, 111., Treasurer of 
the Oratorical Association, visited us the first of last month. 

December 20, 1885. H. N. Gant. 

Indiana Zeta, DePauw University. 

Indiana Zeta is evincing a deep, earnest, fraternal spirit that is 
enjoyable and profitable. We have not yet reached our ideal fra- 
ternity life, but are approaching it The ^ K E boys have our 
sympathy in the loss of their noble brother, H. E. Moll, recently 
deceased. We are glad to have with us brother Locke, of the 


Ohio Beta. Sister Beta, accept the thanks of Indiana Zeta. If 
you want to send out any more such noble fellows to study law, 
send them to DePauw. 

It was a pleasure to us to receive hasty visits from brothers 
Bridges, Christie, Jordan, Bever, and Goodwin ; also brother El- 
rod, of Indiana Alpha, and our old, ever-welcome brother Perry, 
of Qiicago. 

Epsilon Province will no doubt hear with interest that our 
president, brother Goodwin, has gone to Texas to practice law. 
May success attend him. 

December 26, 1885. T. C. Hopkins. 

Michigan Gamma, Hillsdale College. 

Ws still number nineteen attendant members. Brother Fisher 
was called home, but brother Davidson, who so faithfully per- 
formed the duties of reporter last year and was absent from us 
during the fall term, has taken his place. 

We are having a short vacation during holidays, but expect all 
back at the commencement of college again. 

Brother Woodman, '83, left us about two weeks ago for Kan- 
sas, where he will make bis home. Before he went away he was 
made the recipient of a very pleasant reception, whither the Phis 
in truly chivalric spirit gathered together with the fair ladies po- 
litically inclined toward Phidom. 

Brother Taylor, '84, is with us on a visit. He has made his 
home at Lincoln. Nebraska, since his graduation. He reports 
warm-hearted and social brothers in Nebraska Alpha, and was 
agreeably surprised at the improvement in our hall since last 

We hold our third anniversary on the evening of January 13th, 
to which occasion we look forward with expectations of an espe- 
cially fine time, when all the Alumni, who are within a reason- 
able distance, will doubtless be present. 

At the Junior oratorical contests, during fall term, 9 A Q took 
first and second honors on Amphictyon stage, and at the other 
two contests, where we were represented by only one man in each, 
the honors were carried oflf by the non-fraternity men. 

We are doing some good literary work in our chapter meet-' 

January i, 1886. W. O. Robinson. 


Illinois Epsilon, Illinois Wesleyan University. 

Almost three months have passed since Epsilon first met this 
foil term, and she now looks back with considerable pleasure on 


this much of her year's doings. Although nothing of a startling 
nature has occurred, yet our meetings have been well attended 
and our senate sessions have resulted in much good in a literary 

We have thus far found only one new man whom we thought 
desirable, and we introduce brother Robert A. Eaton, '89, who 
is a brother of J. B. Eaton, formerly one of Epsilon's best men , 

The K K r fraternity celebrated their 1 3th anniversary here 
on November 24, and our members were there in full force and 
enjoyed the occasion very much. That which is receiving the 
most attention at our hands at present is our open session and 
anniversary exercises to be held in January, which promise now 
to be of much interest in college circles. 

December 3, 1885. W. L. Miller. 


Missouri Alpha, Missouri State University. 

Nothing of startling interest has occurred since my last leport, 
but we still continue to obtain honors, our latest being the ap- 
pointment of Phis to rank in the military department There 
are three companies, but officers for only two have been appoint- 
ed, and in that appointment were brother Dooley, ist lieutenant 
of Company 6, and brother Hinton, 2d lieutenant of Company 
A. We soon leave for the holidays, and after our return the 
grand fight for honors commences, and we feel confident that we 
will not come out behind. 

December 4, 1885. H. W. Clark. 

Kansas Alpha, University of Kansas. 

Nearly all the Phis are at their homes spending the Christmas 
holidays. We now number sixteen active members. In the 
initiation of our three new members this year we congratulate 
ourselves upon the brilliant victory over other fraternities, and 
above all upon the prizes we have won in the new accessions. 
Brother Julius Leipman, our last initiate, was ''spiked " by three 
other fraternities, also by the chapter (?) of 2 K We deeply 
regret the departure of brother Le Suer, of the class of '86, who 
has accepted a position on the Santa Fe Railroad, as civil engi- 
neer. The prospects for K. S. U. are ver)' bright, although the 
attendance is a little less than expected. The quality of students 
surpasses any preceding year in excellence. 

The new Natural History Building will be ready for occupancy 
by September, 1886. Our local Oratorical Contest will take 


place in a few weeks. The Inter-State Contest will be held here 
next May, at which time we hope to meet many Phis. We are 
always glad to welcome any Phis who happen this way. 

December 31, 1885. B. P. Blair. 

Nebraska Alpha, University of Nebraska. 

Nebraska Alpha has added five men to its number since the 
opening of the term. Notwithstanding the personal attention 
volunteered to new students by the non-fraternity element, and 
their "unanswerable objections to the fraternity system," we have 
initiated all whom we have spiked this year. 

Literary work and the cultivation of genuine friendship have 
further engaged the chapter. 

December loth is our anniversary, and arrangements had been 
so made that the Kappas united with us in celebrating it Liter- 
ary exercises, songs and piano and orchestra music, with so much 
of sociability as an informal meeting of Kappas and Phis always 
occasions, made the evening enjoyable. 

Miss Lantz declaimed " Past, Present and Future," and added 
to our pride previously taken in that masterly poem which must 
exalt brother Jones in the estimation of every appreciative Phi, 
The Kappas were unanimous in approving of the pains we have 
taken to fit up our new hall. 

The Sigma Chis are taking preparatory steps toward furnishing 
some rooms. 

The three fraternities desire Kappa Alpha Theta to establish a 
chapter here. There is quite a list of ladies from which a frater- 
nity could select charter members for a chapter which would be a 
credit to its fraternity and welcomed by the chapters already here. 

December 11, 1885. J. R. Fores. 

Iowa Alpha, Iowa Wesleyan University. 

The year has opened with flattering prospects of success in all 
departments of college work. Fraternity matters are in good 
condition, some desirable accessions having been made in both 
A @ and B & 11. We take pleasure in introducing to the 
Phi world brothers H. C. Smith, C. G. Coddington and W. H. 
bpurgeon. These three were all invited into B & 11, but decided 
to join us. They are valuable men and we congratulate our- 
selves on securing them. 

Our number is not large, but we consider unity strength and 
are as one. Brothers Miller and Carver are teaching ; brothers 
Daisy and Blakeney are at home this year ; and brother Gray is 
in St. Paul. The absentees are missed in all our gatherings — 
social and fraternal. One of the most pleasant social events of 


the term was a small party at brother Gray's, while he was at 
home for a Thanksgiving visit. There were twelve couples pres- 
ent, and a jollier time is not often experienced. 

In the contest in this county last fall between J. B. Traxler, 
B Q n, and J. F. Riggs, ^ Q ('85), for county superintend- 
ent of schools, the latter was elected by a large majority. Thus, 
in outside affairs, as well as college honorary positions, we claim 
our share. 

December 28, 1885. H. E. Wilcox. 

Iowa Beta, State University of Iowa. 

Although Iowa B has not occupied her accustomed place in 
the Scroll for some time, she is still active and takes pleasure 
in introducing into the Phi world six excellent and popular men 
— Aby, Nichols, Lovell and McClure, initiated last year, and 
Bacon and Fowler, members of the Freshman class. 

Last year our parlors were refitted, and to celebrate the gradu- 
ation of our six Seniors, we closed with a real Phi banquet that 
eclipsed all previous efforts in that direction. 

V. R. Lovell won first prize in the Junior Oratorical Contest 
last year, competing with a -5* X, 2, B O U, z ^ F J, and two 
non-fraternity men. This year he is leader of the S. U. I. band, 
with J. N. Dickey and F. S. Aby as musical director and treas- 
urer respectively. 

B. D. Connelly did honor to Iowa B on the Sophomore De- 
clamatory Contest and was elected one of the editors of the col- 
lege paper. We very much regret his inability to return this 
year, and to fill his vacancy brother Dart was elected. Our roll 
at present numbers ten, but we will report several additions soon. 
Arthur J. Irwin was expelled from Iowa B chapter oi ^ A & 
fraternity, June 2d, 1885. 

Of our alumni, Charles M. Robertson, '^6, is studying medi- 
cine at the university ; H. \V. Clark, '86, stenographer, Jack- 
sonville, Fla. ; W. L. Park, '86, cashier, at Grand Junction, 
Iowa; R. A. Greene, civil engineer, in Wyoming Territory; 
L. C. Blanding is studyinp^ law in Rock Island, Illinois ; Chas. 
S. Magowan, '84, civil engineer on the Union Pacific Railway; 
O. D. Wheeler, '84, studying law at S. U. I.; A. H. Gale, '84, 
mail agent, Mason City, Iowa ; P. L. Sever, '^'^y attorney, 
Stuart, Iowa ; L. G. Weld, '^'^, professor of mathematics in the 
high school, Burlington, Iowa; C. L. Gillis, '84, merchant, 
Grundy Centre, Iowa. 

December 9, 1885. O. R. Young. 



New Hampshire Alpha. 

'87. H. W. C. Shelton is teaching in the National Male Semi- 
nary, Tahlegnah, Indian Territory. 

'87. A. E. Pendleton has recently been employed in connec- 
tion with the Smithsonian Institute, Washington, D. C, as 
stenographer, and is stationed at Gloucester, Mass. 

'87. G. W. Shaw is employed upon The Aldrich Street Direc- 
tory at Springfield and Worcester, Mass. 

Georgia Alpha. 

'72. Benj. P. Gailliard is occupying the chair of Latin and 
Ancient History at the North Georgia Agricultural College, Dah- 
lonega, Ga. 

'73. C. M. Beckwith is an Episcopal minister in Atlanta, Ga. 

'74. James G. Parkes, Dawson, Ga., was last year appointed 
by the Governor on the Board of Visitors to the University of 

'81. W. W. Hardy is practicing law at Senoia, Ga. 

'82. P. H. Burrus is engaged in the cotton business in Colum- 
bus. Ga. 

'82. A. H. Frazer is on the surveying corps of a proposed 
railroad between Columbus, Ga., and Athens, Ga. 

'84. A. C. Blain is studying medicine in New York. 

'84. H. F. Dunwody is practicing law at Brunswick, Ga. 

'84. P. D. Pollock is editing the Senoia Sentinel at Senoia, Ga. 

'84. Edgar F. Hmton is practicing law at Americus. Ga. He 
delivered the Memorial Address there last April on Decoration 

'85. Wallace K. Stansell is assistant principal of Hilliard In- 
stitute, at Forsyth. Ga. 

'85. S. W. DeWolf is farming near Columbus. Qa. 

'85. Jas. H. Smith is engaged in business at Hogansville, Ga. 

Indiana Zeta. 

'83. Chas. Bridges is teller in Central National Bank^ Green- 
castle, Ind. 

'85. Jno. M. Goodwin is practicing law at Fort Worth, Texas. 

'85. Chas. H. McAnuey is preaching at Princeton, N. T. 

'85. Jesse Bridges and Wm. Jordan are reading law at Indian- 

'85. Geo. Christie is teaching at Danville, Ind. 

'85. H. W. Bever is teaching at Danville, Ind. 

'85. W. E. Mitchel is County Superintendent of Public In- 
struction, Sidney, Iowa. 

'87. Chas. Rice is a civil engineer on Pennsylvania Railroad at 
Indianapolis, Ind. 

Nebraska Alpha, 
'84. E. O. Lewis is principal of the Verdon school, 
'85. E. J. Churchill is correspondence clerk for Hugus & Co. 
Ravi ins, Wyoming, 

'85. C. G. McMillan reporied for ihe Dai/y Stale Journal th 
proceedings of ihe National Scientific Association when in session 
at Ann Arbor. He was also elecied member of the same, and 
now has char;Ee of the museum in this university. 
'85. Wm. F. Bisbee is in the post-office at Chadron. 
'85. E. O. Gates is in the First National Bank at Omaha. 
'85. C B. Newcomer is principal of the Dawson school. 


Nrw HAiiPShiiBF. Alpha. 
'89. Frank Juhiison Haz.n, Wliilfield, Vt, 

Vermont Alpha. 
'89. John Clifford Morgan, Morrisville, Vl 

Georgia Alpha. 
'87. William Clayton llnmphries, Chamblee, Ga. 

Mississippi Alpha. 
'90. J. G. Couillard, Natchez, Miss, 

Tbxas Beta. 
'86. Robert Walker Hall, Jr., Henderson. Tei. 
'86. William Franklin Goodrich, Milam, Tex. 
'86. Franz Fiset, Austin, Tex. 
'87. Henry Harrison Lenox, Bennetts, Tex. 
'87, Charles Vaniioy Templeton. Winsboro, Tex. 
• '87, Harrv Wilson Gilson, Calvert, Tex. 
'87. Charles Kleber Lee, Colorado City, Tex, 
'88. Robert Bums Halley, Salado, Tex. 

Ohio Alpha. 
'88. Harry Weidner, Dayton, Ohio. 
'83. Marc W. Lewis, New Trenton, Ind. 
'88. Kearney Prugh, Gratis, Ohio. 

Ohio Df.lta. 
'87. Charles Lalla Chalfant, East End, Pittsburgh, Pa. 
'87. Robert Ernest Esterly, Columbiana, Ohio. 
'89, William Boyd Hoag, Allegheny, Pa. 
'89. William Oscar Gilbert, Hesperia, Mich. 


Indiana Gamma. 

'90. Otto Paul Dillon, Knightstown, Ind. 
'90. George Burgess Davis, New Salem, Ind. 

Indiana Delta. 

'87. Tames Thomas Noe, Springfield, Ky. 

'89. James Virgil Deere, Franklin. Ind. 

'90. Edward Smith Brown, Franklin, Ind. 

'90. Francis Grant Howard, Clermont, Ind. 

Illinois Zeta. 

'88. Friend Burt Brace, Minneapolis, Minn. 

'88. George Everell Dutton, Sycamore, 111. 

'89. Edward Pike McConnell, Girard, III 

'90. Edward Halsey Miles, Galesburg, 111. 

'90. Loring Pratt, Junction City, Kan. 

'91. David Alvah Jaques, Elmore, 111. 

Missouri Alpha. 

'87. Richard Morris Dooley, Columbia, Mo. 

'<?/. Byron Buckingham Beery, Cameron, Mo 

'<?/. yohn William FroUy, Mount Vernon, Mo, 

'88. Thomas Miles Jeffords, Naples, III, 

'po. David Samuel McGonigle, Edina, Mo. 

*go, Edwin Moss Watson, Columbia, Mo, 

Kansas Alpha. 

'89. Vemey Kellogg, Emporia, Kan. 
'89. Julius Leipman, Fort Scott, Kan. 

Nebraska Alpha. 

'89. Lucius Almon Chapin, Decatur^ Neb. 

'89. George William Gerwig, Pittsburgh, Pa. 

'89. Joseph Reynolds McCance, Pittsburgh, Pa. 

'91. William James Taylor, Lincoln, Neb. 

Iowa Alpha. 

'88. H. C. Smith, Bloomfield, Iowa. 

'89. C. G. Coddington, Mt Pleasant, Iowa. 

'89. W. H. Spurgeon, Nevinville, Iowa. 

Iowa Beta. 

'86. Vemer R. Lovell, Garner, Iowa. 

'86. Samuel A. McClure, Knoxville, Iowa. 

'88. Frank S. Aby, Galva, 111. 

'88. Elmer C. Nichols, West Liberty, Iowa. 

'89. John E. Bacon, Wilton, Iowa. 

'89. Ernest M. Fowler, Trenton, Mo. 



In March last the consolidation oi A T A with W. W. W., c - 
Rainbow, was announced in the Nashville American, and this ai 
nouncement was ex cathedra from the Rainbow side, as one t 
the most prominent leaders of W. W. W. is on the staff ( 
that paper. It was declared that the name of the combined fn 
letnity should be 'M 7'zland Rainbow." and ihat the Deh&a 
would wear a, A T A badge with a W. W. W, guard pin, and 
the Rainbows a W. W, W, badge wilh ?. A T A guard pin. . 
was further cUimed that this otKanizaCion was "entering upon 
career which was surely going to siarlle the fraternity wi^rlil. 
The members in Nashville, where the headquarters of W. W. Vt 
have been, said that the terms of agreement had been seltlec 
&nd that the formal union would take place at the convention c. 
^ T J at Detroit in August. During the meeting of the State 
Oratorical Association and at Commencement in June they wore 
Delta badges loaned by members of the J T jJ chapter at Se- 
wanee. It turns out that the Rainbows were a little premature. 
The consolidation did not follow the Detroit convention. It 
appears that J T J objects lo the Gneco-Roman name, to the 
combination badge, and perhaps to one or two of the Rainbow 
chapters. W, W. W. has six or seven chapters in the South, 
composed ijenerally of men of excellent standing. ATA has 
but three Southern chapters, all recently established, and it would 
be glad lo have more, but W. W. W. is disposed to insist on the 
conditions. In October, Mr. H. W. Plnmmer, of Chicago, 
editor of the ATA CrtscenI, paid an official visit to Nashville, 
and several meetings were held with the Rainbow officials at the 
Maxwell House. The result of the negotiations is unknown. 
The CV'Mi'm/ has always been as dumb as an oyster about the 
matter, and the Rainbows are more reticent in talking about it 
than they were some time ago. 

The Wabash correspondent of the Sigma Chi for October says : 
"The $ ^ 0s have brought no new men into the fold as yet — 
a very unusual thing for them. We do not know whether it is 
because ihey have room for no more in their hall, or because 
they have failed to find men that are good enough." In the 
same connection it will be profitable to read the following from 
the October ATA Crtscmi : "The fraternities of Wabash Col- 
lege have the following membership, and are named in the order 
of merit : * ^ 0. zz ; 5 -t. 7 ; * /' J, 6 ; if 77, 1 2 ; * JC 
!f, 4." Whatever may have been the animus oi Sigma Chi" s 
Wabash correspondent, its Woosler correspondent is well enough 
disposed to say ; " Among the other chapters here, ^ A ^ is 
our strongest rival as well as our best friend ; B <s) 77 suffered 
by graduation and is only fairly prosperous ; ^ K W, which 


became nearly extinct here, is making a good effort to recover 
lost ground \ A T A is good and as quiet as u$uai, nothing 
occurring to disturb the even tenor of her way; ^ F A has 
several members." 

Emort College has been a popular place for the establishment 
of chapters. In 1869, K A entered there, followed hy X ^ in 
1870. Then the trustees made a by-law that no student should 
be allowed to join any but those two fraternities. The rule was 
modified in 1871 to admit ^ A &, This was accomplished 
through the efforts of the Rev. Dr. A. Means. For ten years 
these three fraternities had the whole field to themselves, but in 
1 88 1 the trustees were prevailed upon to admit ^ T £1, Then 
they seemed to have removed all restraint, it being apparently 
necessary only for a fraternity to make application in order to re- 
ceive oflScial recofifnition. In 1882 2 A E and ATA were ad- 
mitted, and in 1885 -2 iVand X W, 

The Lehigh chapter of A T A was composed of ten men, all 
of fine standing. They in a body attended the convention of 
A T A 2X Detroit in August, and it is stated that their dissatisfac- 
tion with the convention caused the rupture. They have formed 
a local society styled B B, but whether they are seeking to obtain 
a charter from some other fraternity we are unable to say. 

•*The squabble between B © 11 and ^ A & over the honors 
taken by each at Vanderbilt continues with unabated vigor. " — 
Sigma Chi. As 2 X and K A are still carrying on a wordy war 
in their respective organs, to decide which won the most honors 
last year at Randolph, Macon, with no sign of an early cessation 
of hostilities between the journalistic belligerents, it is hard to 
understand why the 2 X editor should take up outside dis- 

In every Monday's edition of the Cincinnati Commercial Gazette 
are published two columns of ** College News," edited by J. E. 
Bruce. In the issue of November 23 is the following : 

*' The Scroll of Phi Delta Theta contains an article by J. E. 
Brown, on * Colleges and Fraternities in Ohio.' We should be 
glad to reproduce it entire, as we consider it a valuable and un- 
prejudiced review, but we can only take portions, on account of 
lack of space. " 

The Senior class of the St. Louis College of Pharmacy has 
organized a society, to be known as the Omega Pi Society. The 
purpose of the society is to promote friendship among the stu- 
dents and advance their interests, both as students and as phar- 
macists. The members will wear a badge bearing the words 
Omega Pi. 

The prominent Phis at Vice-President Hendricks' funeral were 
the Rev. Dr. Jenckes, one of the officiating clergymen ; Vilas, 


of the Cabinet; Senator Harrison, Congressman Ward, and 
Judge Woods, one of the pall bearers. 

Reference to ^ A & is made occasionally in the December 
number of the Beta Theia Pi, We clip some statements both 
interesting and amusing : 

"I notice a remarkable error in the last journal, which I beg 
leave to correct 'C. K.,' in his letter on the initiation of preps, 
says he is informed by a rival fraternity having no chapter in 
Wabash, that, named in order of merit, the Wabash fraternities 
stand thus : Phi Delta Theta, 22 ; Sigma Chi, 7 ; Phi Gamma 
Delta, 6; Beta Theta Pi, 12 ; and Phi Kappa Psi, 4. Now, I 
am a member of Tau, having spent two years in the halls of old 
Wabash, and as to fraternity standing there I know whereof I 
speak. Tau chapter is at least up to the average of the Beta 
Theta Pi fraternity, and is excelled by none in the State of In- 
diana. In Wabash she is acknowledged to be (or was last June) 
several lengths in the van ol all rivals by members of the other 
fraternities in the college. John W. Kieff, a man of mature age 
and judgment, and who stands head and shoulders above any 
Phi Delta Theta in his class, last May became disgusted with the 
ways of Phi Delta Theta, then his fraternity, resigned, and was 
chosen to wear a Beta badge, which he does with honor to the 
fraternity at large as well as to himself. 1 write this fact in order 
to show how Tau is regarded at home. By the way, KiefF is not 
a prep."— yt?A« W, Doak, 

''Having explained circumstances, we now desire to say that 
any man who places Phi Delta Theta at Wabash above or equal 
to the Tau of Beta Theta Pi does not prevaricate, neither does 
he equivocate, nor yet is he laboring under a delusion ; but he 
does much worse, very much worse." — Wabash Correspondtnt 

The active members [at Hanover College] are as follows : Beta 
Theta Pi, 10 ; Phi Gamma Delta, 1 1 ; Delta Tau Delta, 2 ; 
Sigma Chi, 13 ; Phi Delta Theta, 12 ; Delta Gamma, 5 ; Kappa 
Alpha TheU, 7. 

' ' Berry's introduction into the mystic realms of Betadom was 
an occasion of no little interest m Wooster fraternity circles ; as 
up to the time of his initiation into Beta Theta Pi he had worn 
the badge of Delta Tau Delta, thus making his route from the 
barbarian to the Beta world rather indirect and somewhat novel. " 
— Wooster Correspondent. 

It would seem that B Q U was growing proficient in the art of 

There has been a great deal of talk about withdrawing char- 
ters. According to our own judgment, most of what has been 
said is wholly worthless, because it has dealt with vaporous gen- 


eralities, and has not made the slightest attempt to found itself 
on distinct principles or on known facts. As to this, however, 
there may be some difference of opinion, and, for aught we know, 
some persons may consider the current allusions to killing chap- 
ters both witty and wise. Let that be as it may. There is one 
point on which we all ought to agree. We insist that the breth- 
ren who wish to revoke charters ought to adopt one of three 
courses : they ought to formulate clearly the reasons for with- 
drawing charters ; or they ought to name the chapters whose 
charters, according to such theories as they have succeeded in 
devising, deserve to be revoked ; or, in case they are unable to 
follow one or the other of those two courses, in short, if they are 
unable to tell what they want or why, they should keep quiet — 
Beta Thtta PL 

The authorities of Virginia Military Institute have commenced 
a war on fraternities. The Sigma Chi correspondent at Wash- 
ington and Lee says : ''Alpha Mu chapter, Sigma Chi, at the 
Virginia Military Institute, will, her members fear, be compelled 
to return her charter. Some of the fraternities there last year 
acted in so disgraceful a manner as to cause the authorities of the 
institution to take steps whereby each new cadet is required to 
swear that he will not connect himself with any secret organiza- 
tion during his stay ; so of course the fraternities are gone up, or 
will be so in a year or two." — ^ K W Shield, 

The Delta Tau Delta chapter at Hanover is reduced to three 
men, all Sophomores, and owing to the scarcity of eligible men, 
will probably remain so during the year. — (P K W Shield. 

Phi Delta Theta and Phi Kappa Psi [Wooster] are fitting up 
new halls in a brick block that is just finished. Their location 
is central. — Crescent 

In the Scientific School [at Yale] there are five societies, of 
which Berzelius, with seventeen members, and Sigma Delta Chi, 
with fourteen members, are local. The Beta ehapter of Theta 
Xi, is one of the three chapters of that organization, the Alpha 
being at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and Gamma at Ste- 
vens' Institute of Technology. It has a membership of thirteen. 
The regular college fraternities having chapters are Delta Psi and 
Chi Phi. 

The Sigma chapter of Delta Psi has a membership of sixteen. 
On account of the resemblance of the St. Anthony cross of the 
badge to the letter T, the chapter is popularly alluded to here as 
the '* Tea Company." It is, at present, about completing a very 
beautiful brown-stone chapter hall. The Omicron chapter of 
the Chi Phi has an active membership of twelve. 

You note the absence, in the society system at Yale, except 


perhaps, in the two chapters of the general college fraternities in 
the Scientific School, of anything like what constitutes fraternity 
life in most colleges. You are apt to conclude that the system 
lacks what is essential to the true secret society system — the ele- 
ment of perfect congeniality. The limitation of the two Junior 
societies in the academic department to the two upper classes, 
and the large namber of members work against a sympathetic 
brotherhood.— (P K W Shield. 

Of what shall these [literary] exercises consist? First, they 
should be aimed to educate the members in matters relating to 
Phi Kappa Psi. At each meeting, for example, let the commit- 
tee on literary exercises assign one brother to give, at a stated 
meeting, a list of our chapters. Let another brother be assigned 
to give facts about the constitution, history, and distinguished 
members of our fraternity. Second, the exercises should en- 
courage the study of other fraternities — especially their system of 
government — in connection with our own. This comparative 
Pto Hellenic study could not fail to be profitable. Third, it 
would be well to introduce the reading of articles in the maga- 
zines of our leading rivals. A number of the best journals can 
be obtained by any person at a small expense. They abound in 
interesting, instructive articles, and their perusal will soon give 
the reader a broader idea of frateniity life and policy. Fourth, 
essays upon topics relating to the principles and management of 
chapters could be introduced at times. 

Experience would suggest other exercises, and I am unable to 
see why this could not be made one of the best features of a 
meeting. The exercises, at least when introduced, ought not to 
occupy more than half an hour. The programmes should be 
prepared by a committee, and those for four or five meetings in 
advance, should be always tacked up in the chapter hall. 

If these exercises could be introduced throughout our frater- 
nity, and if the brothers would persevere until they were perma- 
nently established, I believe we should not only be better Phi 
Fsis while in college, but also be far more likely to continue our 
interest after leaving. Too often those who have been separated 
for a number of years from their chapters, come to regard the 
fraternity as an indefinite something, good enough for boys, but 
not worthy the time and attention of men. Let us realize now 
that our fraternity is not a juvenile fancy, and that all our actions 
do not constitute merely boyish pleasantry, and let us appreciate 
the importance of our position in that grand Greek galaxy that 
is so powerful in molding the characters of thousands of the best 
joang men of the land. Fraternities demand, in addition to 
youthful energy, intelligence and enthusiasm, the co-operation 
of those who, understanding their own fraternity and the Greek 
system when young, are now, in mature years, able to render 
valuable assistance. Gsoroe Smart, in ^ K W Shield. 




Managing Editor— J. M. Mayer, New York, N. Y. 

Assistant Editors \ '^' ^' Baskerville, New York, N. Y. 
Assistant uxiitors, ^ ^^ Wampold, Jr., New York, N. Y. 

Business Manager— E. H. L. Randolph, New York, N. Y. 

Assistant Business Manager— Albert Shiels, New York, N. Y. 

Address of the Editors is No. 2136 Seventh Avenue, New York, N. Y. 
Address of the Business Managers is P. O. Box 1398, New York, N. Y. 

National Convention. 

The next National Convention will be held at Cincinnati, Ohio, in the 
XXXVIII year of the Fraternity, commencing 10 a. m. Monday, October f 8, 
1886, and closing the following Friday. 

Orator- -Hon. William F. Vilas, Washington, D. C. 

Poet — Eugene Field, Chicago, 111 . 

Alternate Poet— A. Gwyn Foster, El Paso, Texas. 

Historian — A. A. Steams, Cleveland, Ohio. 

Prophet — Hermon A. Kelley, Kelley's Island, Ohio. 

General Council. 

Pre^dent — H U. Brown, 361 Massachusetts Ave., Indianapolis, IiuL 
Secretary— C. P. Bassett, 784 Broad Street, Newark, N. J. 
Treasurer- C. A. Foster, Trenton, Mo. 
Historian — ^A. A. Steams, 236 Superior St., Cleveland, Ohio. 

Delta Province Association. 

Vice-President, W. E. O'Kane, Delaware, Ohio. 
Secretary — W. E. Bundy, Wellston, Ohio. 
Treasurer — T. R. Calder, Alexandria, Pa. 
Historian — ^li. A. Kahler, McConnelsville, Ohia 
Warden — A. A. Kohler, Akron, Ohio. 
The next Convention will be held at Delaware, Ohio, May 13 and 14, 1886. 

Epsilon Province Association. 

Secretary— J. W. LaGrange, Franklin, Ind. 
Warden — G. F. Norman, Martinsville, Ind. 
Treasurer— J. E. Davidson, Buflfalo, N. Y. 
Chaplain — W. C. Covert, Franklm, Ind. 

Indiana State Association. 

President— J. A. Kauiz, Irvington, Ind. 
Secretary— Robert Newland, Bloomington, Ind. 
Warden— J. W. La Grange, Franklin, Ind. 

Alabama State Association. 

Preadent — M. P. Le Grand, Montgomery, Ala. 
Vice President— R. H. Thach, Jr., Clinton, Ky. 
Secretary and Treasurer— E. M. Pace, Geneva. Ala. 
O to s i ^- ^- McLeod, West Point. Ga. 
ura r . -j jQggpjj Collaway, Montgomery, Ala. 

Next Convention at Tuscaloosa, Ala., fhursday and Friday following 

South Carolina Association. 

President— Dr. J. O. Wilbite, Anderson, S. C. 
First Vice-President — F. H. Hendrix, liesville, S. C. 
Second Vice-President— Dr. J. S. Gamer, Darlington, S. C. 
Secretary and Treasurer— W. W. Ball, Columbia, S. C. 
Warden— J. E. Curry, Columbia, S. C. 


Province Presidents. 

Alpha Province— W. R. Worrall, 147 W. 13th Street, New York, N. Y. 

Beta Province — Orren L. Steames, Richmondi Va. 

Gsmma Province— S. P. Gilbert, Atlanta, Ga. 

Delta Province— J. £. Randall, i Indianola Place, Columbus, Ohio. 

Epsilon Province — ^T. M. Goodwin, Bowling Green, Kentuckv. 

Zeta Province — T. H. Simmons, Suite 14, 115 Monroe St., Cnicago, 111. 

Eta Province — T. S. Ridge, 1 1 16 Main Street, Kansas City, Mo. 

Chapter Reporters, 
alpha province. 

Maine Alpha — Colby University — Geo. E. Googins, Waterville, Me. 

New Hampshire ^pha— Dartmouth College— G. £. Whitehill, Hano- 
ver, N. H. 

Vermont Alpha— University of Vermont— F. H. Clapp, 32 Grant St, 
BarUngton, Yt. 

New York Beta— Union College —T. M. Allen, B0X461, Schenectady, N. Y 

New York Gamma — College of the City of New York — Albert Shiels, 
896 Broadway, New York, N. Y. 

New York DelU— Columbia College— Elbert P. Callender, 354 W. 58th 
Street, New York, N. Y. 

Pennsylvania Alpha — Lafayette Collegje— Harry Moore, Easton, Pa. 

Pennsylvania Beta — Pennsylvania College — T. L. Crousc, Gettysburg, Pa. 

Pennsylvania Gamma— Washington and Jefferson College — A. J. Mont- 
gomery, Jr., Box 602, Washington, Pa. 

Pennsylvania Delta— Allegheny College — Charles P. Lynch, Box 701, 
Meadville, Pa. 

Pennsylvania Epsilon — Dickinson College — W. T. Grnham, Carlisle, Pa. 

Pennsylvania Ztiz. — University of Pennsylvania— E. H. Small, 3348 Wal- 
nnt Street, Pliiladelphia, Pa 

New York Alpha Alumni— New York, N. Y., Paul Jones, 150 Broadway. 


Virginia Alpha — Roanoke College— Furmin J. Smith, Roanoke. Va. 

Virginia Beta— University of Virginia — H. Hardaway, University of Vir- 
ginia, Va. 

Virginia Gamma— Randolph-Macon Colleee— J. T. Barbam, Ashland, Va. 

Virginia Delta— Richmond College - W. H. Lyons, Richmond, Va. 

Virginia Epsilon — Virginia Military Institute — G. B. Miller, Lexington, Va. 

North Carolina Beta — University of North Carolina — A. M. Simmons, 
Chapel Hill, North Carolina. 

South Carolina Alpha— Wofford College — Spartanburg. S C. 

South Carolina Beta — South Carolina College— W. W. Ball, Columbia, S.C. 

'^^rginia Alpha Alumni — Richmond— Dr. C. M. Shields, 119 N. Fifth St., 
Richmond, Va. 

District of Columbia Alpha Alumni — Washington— S. H. Kelley, 608 12th 
St, N. W., Washington, D. C. 

Maryland Alpha Alumni — Baltimore -W. H. H. Raleigh, 23 Hanover St., 
Baltimore, Md. 


Georgia Alpha— University of Georgia — J. J. Gilbert, Athens, Ga. 
Georgia Beta — Emory College — E. C. Mobley, Jr., Oxford, Ga. 
Georgia Gamma — Mercer University — W. B. Hardman, Macon, Ga. 
Alabama Alpha— University ol Alabama— W. E. Booker, Tuscaloosa, Ala, 
Alabama Beta —State College of Alabama— L. W. Spratling. Auburn, Ala. 
Mississippi Alpha— University of Mississippi— J. M. Oliver, Oxfoid, Miss. 
Texas Beta— University of Texas— Constance Pcssels, Austin, Tex. 
Tensessee Alpha — Vanderbilt University— Chambers Kellar, Liberty Hall, 
Nashville, Tenn. 
Tenoenee Beta — ^University of the South— H. R. Bohn, Sewanee, Tenn. 


Georgia Alpha Alumni, Columbus — Ira Bowman, Columbus, Ga. 
Alabama Alpha Alumni— Montgomery — Alva Fitzpatrick, Montgomery. Ala. 
Tennessee Alpha Alumni— Nashville — R. F. Jackson, $6% N. Cherry St., 
Nashville, Tenn. 


Ohio Alpha —Miami University— W. K Morris, Oxford, Ohio. 

Ohio Beta — Ohio Wesleyan University —W. F. Mair, Delaware, Ohio. 

Ohio Gamma— Ohio University — W. E. Bundy, Athens, Ohio. 

Ohio Delta— University of Woosier— J. L Morrison, Wooster.Ohio. 

Ohio Epsilon- Buchtei College— E. C. Page, Akron, Ohio. 

Ohio Zeta— Ohio State University— W. L. Hunt, 62 Starr Ave., Columbus, 

Kentucky Alpha— Centre College— R. S. Dawson, Danville. Ky. 

Kentucky Delta — Central University , Richmond, Ky. 

Ohio Alpha AluTini — Cincinnati— Dr. J. A. Thompson, 113 W. 9th St., 
Cincinnati, Ohio. 

Ohio Beta Alumni — Akron - W. J. McCreary, 128 Brown St, Akron, Ohio. 

Kentucky Alpha Alumni— Louisville— D. N. Marble, 543 Fourth Av., 
Louisville, Ky. 


Indiana Alpha — Indiana University — B. Fesler, Bloominglon, Ind. 

Indiana Beta— Wabash College — J. G. Lovell, Crawfordsville, Ind. 

Indiana Gamma— Butler University— H. T. Miller, Irvington, Ind. 

Indiana Delta— Franklin College — H. N. Gant, Franklin, Ind. 

Indiana Epsilon — Hanover College— C. H. McCaslin, 60x63, Hanover, Ind. 

Indiana Zeta — De Pauw University — T. C. Hopkins, Box 518, GreencasUe, 

Michigan Beta- State College of Michigan— Nelson Mayo, Agricultural 
CoUejre, Mich. 

Michigan Gamma— Hillsdale College— W. O. Robinson, Hillsdale, Mich. 

Indiana Alpha Alumni — Franklin — T. C. Donnell, Franklin, Ind. 

Indiana Beta Alumni— Indianapolis— C. L. Goodwin, '* Indianapolis 
Times," Indianapolis, Ind. 


Illinois Gamma — Address Province President 

Illinois Delta — Knox College— J. B. Brown, Galesburg, 111. 

Illinois Epsilon— Illinois Wesleyan University — W. L. Miller, Blooming- 
on. 111. 

Illinois Zeta — Lombard University— Ward Brigham,664 Knox St, Gales- 
burg, 111 

Wisconsin Alpha — University of Wisconsin — L. R. Anderson, 535 State 
Street, Madison, Wis. 

Illinois Alpha Alumni — Chicago— M. M. Boddie, 46 Portland Block, 
Chicago, LI. 

Illinois Beta Alumni — Galesburg — Rev. E. L. Conger, Galesburg, 111. 


Missouri Alpha — University of Missouri — H. W. Clark, Box 278, Col- 
umbia, Mo. 

Missouri Beta — Westminster College— T. A. Gallaher, Fulton, Mo. 

Kansas Alpha— University of Kansas — B. P.Blair, Box 382, Lawrence, Kan. 

Nebraska Alpha — University of Nebraska— J. R. Force, State Block, 
Lincoln, Neb. 

Iowa Alpha— Iowa Wesleyan University— J. F. Riggs, Mount Pleasant, Iowa. 

Iowa Beta — State University of Iowa — O. R. Young, Iowa City, Iowa 

Minnesota Alpha — University of Minnesota— J. C. E. King, Minneapolis, 

Kansas Alpha Alumni — Kansas City, Mo. 

Minnesota Alpha Alumni — Minneapolis, Mo. 


Vol. X.— FEBRUARY, 1886.— No. 5. 


E revival of Miami University, after its inactivity of over half 
re of years, has turned to this historic ground the attention 
e several fraternities who were connected with its history — 
orable no less in fraternity than in college annals, 'rhe 
lals of the different fraternities who have thus been connected 
her career have contained articles valuable from a historical 
5II as a literary point of view. They have told of the ri^e 
all of one of the most renowned institutions of learning west 
I Alleghenies ; how her fame spread, bringing students from 
J States ; of the work they did ; of the statesmen, scholars, 
professional men she has sent out ; how she became the 
»er of the fraternity system in the West ; how three of these 
ties were founded there, and the story of their fortunes, until 
losing of her doors in 1873. 

speaking of Miami, the fraternity man almost invariably 
\ to it as the birthplace of the three powerful fraternities, 

n, ^ Q and 2f X, giving them in the order of their 


hen we reflect that among the fraternities of Western origin. 

are but three others, namely, ^ F A^^ KW and ATA* 
h have developed a strength by any means proportional to 

; a comparison of statistics between them, and their stand- 
as a group, in the fraternity world, is strongly suggested, 
t makes the idea still more striking is the fact that the three 
>f Miami origin are themselves closely related in their begin- 

FA was founded at Jefferson College, Pennsylvania, in 
. t K W zX the same place, in 1852. A T A^ the young- 

Whatever of merit may attach|{pKhe individual chapters of # £* 2, she 
3t exhibited that enterprise -wa general fraternity which characterized 
liers. Hence her omission from this list. 


est of the Western fraternities, originated at Bethany College, West 
Virginia, in 1859. 

The civil war was disastrous to Bethany ; the college closed its 
doors, and the reins of authority which had been with the parent 
chapter of the new fraternity were turned over to the chapter at 
Jefferson, where they remained until 1869. Thus this chapter in 
reality exercised the influence of the parent during the formative 
period of that fraternity. 

So this group of six, making up what are called the "Western 
Fraternities," is divided into threes, one trio of which were nursed 
in the western borders of the Keystone State, while the other, 
which we shall here designate as the Miami Triad, came to light 
at the honored university of that name, in the southwestern bor- 
ders of the Buckeye State. 

Fraternities have been classed as Eastern, Western and South- 
ern, not only because they originated in a particular section, but 
because their main development has been in that section in which 
they originated. Those of eastern origin are strongest in the 
East, the western in the West, and the southern in the South. 
^ K E 2Lt one time came nearer being an exception than has any 
other fraternity. Originating at Yale, in 1 844, ten years later she 
had eighteen chapters, of which only eight were Eastern, the rest 
having been established in the more promising schools of the 
South and West All these Southern branches were killed ty the 
war, of which only two were revived at its close — those at the 
universities of Virginia and Mississippi; but the lately expressed 
plan of again entering the South has been vouched for by the 
appearance of chapters at Central and Alabama. 

As the fraternities stand to-day, the preponderance of strength 
in each is in and about the section of their origin. The ultra- 
conservative policy of a few has limited them entirely to a single 
section, but with these exceptions, the rest have a few chapters in 
colleges which are at quite a distance from their main body. 
A K Ey the most democratic of Eastern fraternities, alone has a 
number of chapters equal to that of any of the Western, her roll 
excelling that of ^ /^ J by two, and of J T -J by three. With 
this exception, the Western have for a long time surpassed all 
others in that respect 

The fact that Miami gave rise to three societies which have 
taken high rank in the fraternity world, has moved some to call 
her the * * Union " of the West Union College gave rise to six 
fraternities, yet there is a marked difference existing between the 
two sets. While we see the even and marked development of 
those of Miami, those of Union are of an entirely different type. 
We may call them conservative and ultra-conservative. Of the 
latter, K A^ 2 and J are types, each having limited them- 
selves to a number of chapters, expressed by one figure alone* 


While W TyX. W and & ^ X have not been so conservative as 
the other trio, their policy has been such as has excluded from 
their list many colleges of equal rank with those they have entered. 
Whether the policy of the Eastern or the Western has been the 
wiser, time will prove. The latter have always been democratic 
in contra-distinction from a real conservatism on the part of some 
Eastern, and a pseudo conservatism on the part of others. They 
have placed chapters in the colleges of better grade throughout the 
West, and these schools, though some of them are limited in 
endowment and attendance, pursue a far more thorough course 
of instruction than some rivals who have not aspired to them, or 
having aspired to have not entered, are willing to admit. Their 
courses for the most part are simply those leading to the degree 
of B.A. and B.S. Hitherto, for a great part in the denomina- 
tional schools, the classical has been the only course of thorough- 
ness, and the one mostly pursued by students. The scientific 
was a compromise between an academical and collegiate course, 
and its degree was not considered as a great desideratum by stu- 
dents. There has been manifested of late in many of these schools 
a disposition to make this course as thorough as the one in arts. 
Where preparatory schools are in connection with the college 
proper, a three years' course of preparation is maintained, and the 
entrance to the college is subject to equally rigid examinations, 
no matter which course is pursued. The modern languages are 
insisted upon, and are even gaining favor over Greek. In some 
of these colleges now the scientific course is fully as thorough as 
the classical ; its degree is sought by almost as many students as 
that of arts, and is yearly becoming more popular, as it more 
nearly meets the demand for a *' practical " education. 

As regards extension among fraternities, there are none which 
can lay claim to as wide or as symmetrical a development as that 
of those of the Miami Triad. Founded as they were in the West, 
when it was enjoying a vigorous growth, they developed with it, 
occupied its territory, and together with the Jefferson Triad, went 
beyond it in the direction most natural — South, where were un- 
occupied the flourishing State universities and a few other schools 
which had attained prominence. At that time the now typical 
Southern fraternities had not made their appearance, but the ground 
became none the less well occupied, for both Eastern and West- 
ern b^;an to push themselves into these schools of the South, 
making^, as Mr. Baird has said in his ' American College Frater- 
nities," often the first meeting place of the Eastern and the West- 
em finatemities in some college of the South. 

On the roHs of the Western fraternities at the beginning of the 
war, we find a goodly number of chapters had been established 
in the South, and, as has been mentioned in the case of ^ K E^ 
a fN'eponderance of chapters was in that section. 

That conflict made a change, and at its close firatemities had 


again to go forth from their original starting points. We are 
inclined to believe that it was the war that brought much of that 
element, conservatism, into the fraternity world. During its pro- 
gress extension was necessarily stopped, and at its close they were 
loath to push it. No college has been added to the roll o{ 2 ^ 
since '58, and but one to that of X A. Up to *^i)A A ^ had 
steadily extended her borders, without indiscretion, too, and since 
then she has entered but two colleges. A cursory glance at the 
roll Q^ W T may give the impression that her course was not 
altered ; but it is interesting to know that of the six chapters 
admitted to worship at her shrine since '60, all were organized 
before becoming chapters oi WT. Three had been established 
as local societies, while the three others, in which taste was dis- 
played at the expense of courtesy, were lifted from other fraterni- 
ties, namely, the Michigan chapter from B & 11; Chicago from 
ip/l @2ind^KW, and the Cornell from K W, A K E, 
which at one time bid most fair to become the national fraternity, 
for some restraining cause has for many years refused to avail 
herself of the vantage ground she once held in the South. Now, 
realizing that the colleges on that side of Mason and Dixon's line 
are as worthy as any, and influenced, no doubt, by the able arti- 
cle of Senator Butler in a preceding volume of the Quarterly, she 
is endeavoring to regain the prestige she once so honorably held 

We find the Western fraternities leading in extension, as to 
number of chapters, as follows : (P <J 0, 58 ; -^ IT, 47 ; -2 -X, 
35. ^ K W follows with 35, (P F J 29, and A T A 2%. As to 
number of States entered, S A & leads with 24, the others fol- 
lowing : B G n, 21 ; 2 X, 16 ; $ K V, 16 ; ^ F A, 12, and 
A T2, 12. Thus we see that not only does the Miami Triad 
lead all others in number of chapters, but in number of States 
entered, showing that their roll is not the result of unscrupulous 
crowding into any and all colleges of a particular section, but by 
outreaching into different States. 

It is well to notice also that the only Western fraternities repre- 
sented in New England are those of the Miami Triad. Not only 
are they represented there, but these chapters are* among the most 
active and prosperous of these fraternities. B O 11 entered Bos- 
ton University in '76, which was followed by the revival of her 
long dead chapters at Harvard and Brown, and establishment at 
Maine State and Amherst In 'jg A & entered the University 
of Vermont, the success of which chapter demonstrated that the 
East was available territory. Since then she has established her- 
self at Colby, Dartmouth and Williams. 2 X has been repre- 
sented at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology since i88a. 
Neither K W nor ATA were ever established east of New 
York. r A has twice entered New England, but has not sue- 


ceeded in retaining her ground. The chapter at Sheffield Scientific 
School (Yale) did not prosper, and died. A chapter established 
at Williams, in '80, had scarcely been chartered, when, owing to 
some dissatisfaction, it deserted to Z W, 

The success of these New England chapters of the Miami fra- 
ternities has proven that they are able to cope favorably with 
longer established rivals, brought the Eastern and Western frater- 
nities into closer contact, and created a more friendly relation 
between them than existed before. We hardly think the present 
able editors of the Diamond of W T would call upon her friends 
•'to create a healthy public sentiment" against societies which 
are * necessarily destined to a short-lived, or at least precarious, 
existence," but would be more likely to ** welcome the new 
chapters in direct proportion to the strength they manifest. " 

Another respect in which we find the Miami fraternities excel- 
ling, is in the number of chapters located at State universities. 
Mr. W. R. Baird, who until recently has been largely identified 
with thfe progressive moves of ^ 77. urges upon that fraternity 
the advisability of establishing herself in the State universities 
west of the Mississippi, in which she is not now represented. 
These institutions, from the very system of education througli- 
out the West and South, are placed at the head of the college 
system. With scarcely an exception, in every Western and 
Southern State you will find the State university to be in the fore- 
front, and in many cases, owing to liberal recognition, far in 
advance of competitors. They are bound to remain at the front 
as long as the demand for education exists. The wisdom and 
advantage of placing chapters in these institutions cannot be 
questioned, and it is pleasing to see how thoroughly this has 
been appreciated in certain quarters. In State universities B & 
77 has 12 chapters, 2 X, 10, ^ K W, 10, ^ T J, 8, and A T 
A, 6. A Q leads with eighteen on her list, and the circle 
made by her chapters in universities of Vermont, Pennsylvania, 
Ohio, Indiana, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, 
Missouri, Texas, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, 
North Carolina -and Virginia, is one of which every Phi Delta 
Theta can well be proud, and one that gives a broad and firm 
support on which can be built the National fraternity. 

There are forty-six colleges in which one or more of the 
Miami Triad meets F A, K W, or J T A, and in twenty-six 
they precede them. Of these twenty-six B & 77 comes first at 
fifteen ; A G precedes at eight ; ^ -X" at three. In the re- 
maining twenty 9 K W precedes at eleven ; ^ 7^ 2^ at six ; and 
^ T A zt three. While speaking of the colleges in which the 
Western fraternities meet each other, it is natural to wonder in 
how many they come in contact with the Eastern. Such a com- 
parison would be tco lengthy here, but we can say that most all 


meet at some college on their list. Northern Kappa Alpha is 
the only exception. ^ F A, A T A, and ^ X are not brought 
into contact with her at any college whatever. We would think 
that two fraternities, both claiming to be Eastern, would meet at 
one school, at least, but at the present time X ^ is not known 
in the colleges where 2 is represented. 

Some have tried to use the fact of the wide extension of the 
Western fraternities as an argument against them, asserting the 
long roll to arise from a ''multiplicity of chapters in obscure 
institutions. " We have clearly shown this not to be the case, 
the acquisition of new chapters being the result of the acquisition 
of new territory. Were it the case we would find that the aver- 
age number of rival chapters would be proportionately less. But 
this is not so; the number in all the Western fraternities is 
nearly the same, being about four and a half to each chapter. 
The question is not one as to how large a list can be built up, 
but how can the idea of a fraternity that shall bind together the 
sympathies of students. East, West, South and North, be realized. 
In so far as a fraternity approaches a national type, so all the 
more shall its strength be manifest, and its field of usefulness 
enlarged beyond that to which any provincial brotherhood can 
lay claim. 

It is with this aim in view that the leading colleges of different 
sections have been entered ; not those whose future alone augured 
well, but whose present standing and work commended itself. 
The present justifies this policy, and the future will make its 
wisdom more manifest. A half or even a quarter of a century 
a^o the liveliest imagination would not have foretold such a 
growth in fraternity intelligence and recognition as exists to-day. 
Is the future to be less than the past ? 

We do not believe that the system will retrograde ; we believe 
that the code of fraternity ethics will mould itself perfectly to its 
environs ; that fraternities will be as lasting as the colleges that 
shelter them. 

Then we have to build not only for ourselves, but for those 
who come after us. The future has its demands, as well as the 
present. The Western fraternities have more nearly met these 
demands than have their ultra-conservative rivals. 

Those who are interested in the fortunes of the fraternities 
whose alma mater is Miami, are gratified to know that in their 
success of the present, they have laid good foundations for that 
of the future, and every Phi, as he looks from ocean to ocean, 
can well be proud of the nationality of his order. 

J. E. Brown. 



[The editor had the pleasure recently of receiving the following, which 
shows the strength of alumni interest. This letter is but one of many of like 

Your recent kind letter was in some manner delayed in reach- 
ing me ; and since its reception I have been kept so busy with 
my routine duties that, until this evening, I was unable to find 
time to answer it. 

For your kind invitation I sincerely thank you, and deeply re- 
gret that, owing to the nature of my present occupation — that of 
a pedagogue — I am unable to accept your hospitality. It would 
have been a great pleasure to attend the Alpha Province Conven- 
tion. Nevertheless, I appreciate your proffered kindness as an 
illustration of the meaning of that bond which unites Phi hearts 
and hands in the lasting chain of brotherhood. 

There are a great many of us Phis who are unable to do active 
work, who can seldom be present in the convention halls, and 
whose situation and occupation give us few opportunities to show 
our fidelity to the grand order to which we belong. But the 
enthusiasm and love for the fraternity are with us as living and 
undying as when we met in the chapter-hall with our brothers. 
Our joys when ^ A & prospers are as real as when we were num- 
bered among the active members : and the dearest memories of 
our college days are those associated with our beloved fraternity. 

In this particular — that of retaining the well-wishes and love of 
her members — our order is far more successful than other frater- 
nities. I do not write this as a mere patriotic opinion, but from 
experience. Since leaving college I have met a number of men 
from other fraternities, and, with one exception, these men had 
lost all interest in their different fraternities ; and many of them 
have even expressed their surprise that any one should be inter- 
ested in such matters after leaving a college town. I have never 
heard a Phi even remotely hint at such lukewarmness. 

But I must stop — and it is difficult to stop, too, when each line 
I write brings back more vividly than ever the old scenes in the 
halls of J and the pleasant memories of those who wore 
the shield and dagger. 

If I can at any time be of service to the fraternity in any way 
you will confer a great favor by informing me. 

M. L. H. 


About ten years ago New York Alpha returned its charter. 
On the 6th of this month seven men from the best material in 
Cornell University took upon themselves the ties of Phi Delta 
Theta, and the white and blue again waves at our first chapter in 


the East The week was a memorable cne in our fraternity, 
with Massachusetts Alpha founded at Williams College on Mon- 
day and New York Alpha instituted on Saturday. 

The New York Alpha measure was projected by brother W. R. 
Worrall, Alpha Province president, who delegated to Dudley R. 
Horton (New York Alpha, '75), the authority to move in the 

Brother Horton knew Charles A. McAllister, a Junior in Cor- 
nell, and discovering at the Christmas holida3rs that he was a non- 
(ratemity man, and not averse to fraternities, proceeded to give 
him all necessary information about our noble fraternity in the 
best approved Sophomoric rushing method. The result was that 
brother McAllister took hold of the work with spirit, and six 
men made application for the reissuing of the charter. The ap- 
plication was granted by the General Council on February 6th. 
Brothers Worrall and Horton went to Ithaca and instituted the 
chapter by initiating Charles A. McAllister, E. C. Boynton, Jr., 
G. W. Stephens, F. F. Lawerence, H. Snyder, C. M. Vreeland, 
and E. H. Bennett Alter the initiation brother Horton, on be- 
half of tne New York Alumni, Gamma and Delta chapters, pre- 
sented brother McAllister with a badge and sword, as a recogni- 
tion on their part of the ability he had displayed in founding the 
chapter. The brothers all live together in fine quarters in a 
beautiful Queen Anne cottage on the comer of Mill and Linn 
streets, in the heart of Ithaca. No chapter could have been 
started under more favorable conditions, and the enthusiasm is a 
guaranty that they will not fail in taking advantage of their op- 
portunities. Brother Horton deserves special praise for his labors, 
and we congratulate him heartily on the successful outcome of 
the project 

God-speed to New York Alpha ! 


California Alpha was one week old on Saturday last, and on 
that ev^ining we held a rousing meeting at the residence of brother 
Rodolph. Our six active members are brothers Morgan, Par- 
cells, Norris, Halladay, Rodolph, and Melvin. We were initiated 
on the evening of the 6th inst by brother Adams, of the old 
California Alpha, and brothers Dewing and C. S. Melvin, of 
Pennsylvania Alpha. More brethren could not be present on ac- 
count of the short notice we gave them ; but we received many 
assurances of warm sympathy and a liberal supply of badges from 
the alumni Phis. 

We have met with considerable opposition in our efforts to 
form a chapter, especially from the members of jff 7Z, wha 
have resorted to all kinds of trickery in order to harrass us ; but 


we have started in spite of them, and we flatter ourselves that we 
shall be able, in a short time, to surpass them in numbers^ as we 
do already in the quality of our men. 

We have mcit/ratres infacultate than any other of the frater- 
nities represented here, Prof. Christy and instructors Jones and 
Jackson being members of old California Alpha. 

Brother Morgan has been business manager of the Berkeleyan 
for the past term, and brother Melvin has just been appointed on 
the local stafi*. There is much good material in the University 
of California for a chapter, and we feel confident of success. 

Harry A. Melvin. 


The record of the past two months in Phi Delta Theta work is 
remarkable. It is not a platitude to say that words fail to express 
our enthusiasm at the brilliant results accomplished so early in 
the new year. The establishment of Massachusetts Alpha, the 
awakening of New York Alpha and California Alpha, and the 
holding of the first convention of Alpha Province, is a record 
unrivalled in brilliancy. Rightly may we propose the toast, 
* ' Phi Delta Theta from ocean to ocean. The National Frater- 
nity ;" and it will be responded to in every chapter-hall that re- 
joices in the advance of our beloved brotherhood. 

The establishment of the chapter at Williams was accom- 
plished under unusually favorable circumstances, and the new 
chapter bids fair to rank high in the roll. Many have been in- 
strumental in accomplishing this result, but none more persist- 
ently than brother W. S. Ferris, '85, whose uphill work did much 
in assuring ultimate success. 

The reorganization of New York Alpha and California Alpha 
has been effected under very encouraging auspices, and we may 
feel fortified in the belief that they will never again be numbered 
among the dead. 

In both these cases much of the work was done by loyal alumni 
whose love for ^ never diminishes. Brother Horton, New 
York Alpha, '75, and brother Melvin, Pennsylvania Alpha, '8 2 
(assisted by resident alumni), have each rendered valuable aid 


in the re-establishment of the chapters at Cornell and the Uni- 
versity of California, respectively, and the fraternity extends to 
them sincere appreciation of their labors. 

The Alpha Province Convention demonstrated very clearly 
all the advantages accruing from gatherings of this kind. Much 
earnest discussion was engaged in, and the interchange of infor- 
mation and ideas was valuable to every delegate. At the banquet 
enthusiasm was rampant, and no speaker could refrain from com- 
menting on the unparalleled progress of the fraternity in the East 
— ^a field which a few years ago was unknown to us. The con- 
vention proved conclusively the growing strength of the new 
chapters, and everyone departed with the greatest confidence in 
Alpha Province and her work. 

This number has been unusually late in order to make the 
many important announcements. The next number will be is- 
sued early in March, and contributors are requested to send 
** copy " immediately. 


From Gamma Province President. 

It is with genuine pleasure and pride that I greet the chapters 
of Gamma Province for the first time during the present college 
year. Many reasons have prevented the performance of this 
pleasant duty heretofore. The chapters are all in such satisfac- 
tory condition that they have needed no words from me to urge 
them in the work before them. I could see no point upon which 
any of them needed to be urged, and truly it **does me 
proud " to make such a statement. They have won my highest 
encomiums, and "grappled me to their souls with hooks of 
steel." Again, having changed my home and located in Atlanta 
permanently, it has been necessary to be constantly engaged in 
preparation for a prolonged siege. 

Reports from all directions with one accord report good cheer 
and successful work among the chapters. And in this connection 
I take occasion to congratulate the fraternity, and particularly 
Gamma Province, upon the acquisition of such a promising 
chapter as Alabama Alpha. We welcome it back within our 


folds and bestow upon it our sincerest blessings. It was crushed 
beneath the iron heel of injustice, and while seemingly lifeless its 
flame but smouldered beneath the ashes of many winters, and, 
like ''truth crushed to earth, "it *' sprang full -armed " into the 
sunlight of prosperity. 

S. P. Gilbert. 

To Chapter Historians. 

I WISH to call attention to the annual report of chapters which, 
under the Constitution, are due April ist. Blanks will be mailed 
to each chapter by the 20th of March, which should be filled out 
and returned to the H. G. C. not later than April ist. The work 
of filling the blanks is so very simple and requires so little time, 
that there would seem to be no reason why this duty should not 
be promptly attended to. The period to be covered by the re- 
port is from April i, 1885, to April i, 1886. The reports for the 
most part were in early last year, but a number were delayed till 
May, and some till June ; and in a number of these cases the 
Historian would make the mistake of filling in the blanks up to 
the date of sending, instead of April ist. The confusion which 
would result from this method of compiling statistics is readily 
seen. The column marked "attendant members" should con- 
tain the names only of those in attendance April i, 1886, and 
NOT all who may have been in attendance during the year ; and 
special attention should be given to the changes of correspondent 
members, as this information will be of great value to future 
compilers of the catalogue. Last year a number of Historians 
failed to give the full name of members, and in some instances 
the class was omitted, although the blanks plainly indicate that 
these things should be done. 

I hope these requirements will be more closely observed this 
year. The blanks will be sent in care of the Reporter, as the 
Chapter Historian names are not known to me. 

A. A. Stearns, H. G. C. 

From Alpha Province President. 

It is with no little pleasure I am privileged to announce to the 
fraters the establishment of our Massachusetts Alpha Chapter at 
Williams College, February i, 1886, and the re-establishment of 
our New York Alpha at Cornell University. Both these chapters 
start off with men in every way satisfactory to all of us who have 
been brought into contact with them, and our work is much en- 
couraged by the hearty way in which they take hold to help. Our 
Province Convention was in every way a success. Fourteen chap- 
ters were represented, and a great deal of important business was 


transacted. Reports from the two new chapters will be found in 
their places in this issue, as also a short r6sum6 of the proceed- 
ings of the convention, the minutes of which will be printed in 
pamphlet form. Hoping that Phi Delta Theta's success in the 
East will add greater zest and love for all our works, I am frater- 
nally yours, W. R. Worrall, Pres. Alpha Province. 

Beta Provinxe. 

Brother Geo. W. Cone, of Riverton, Warren county, Va.^ 
has consented to assume, for the present at least, the presidency 
of Beta Province. Pie makes a personal sacrifice in attempting 
this work, as he is an alumnus in charge of a vigorous and push- 
ing business which demands his time. But the condition of the 
Province affairs and his loyalty to the cause have urged him to 
accept. Please aid and encourage him so far as possible. An- 
nounce his acceptance. 

From President of Epsilon Province. 

The Epsilon Province will hold its second annual convention 
at Indianapolis during the time of the State Oratorical Associa- 
tion meeting and contest on April the 8th. The convention last 
year was so pleasant, so profitable and promising as to foretell 
nothing but the utmost good and benefit to accrue from its con- 
tinuance. Last year there were some seventy-five delegates and 
visiting brothers present, and while enjoying a most wholesome 
fraternal communion, we transacted much interesting and im- 
portant business, and had many expressions and manifestations 
of enlarged fraternity views. This year we will have a feature of 
much additional interest in the way of a fraternity literary per- 
formance on the evening before the oratorical contest. Brother 
W. J. Snyder, of DePauw University, Indiana Zeta, will deliver 
an address ; brother Bert Fisher, of Indiana State University, In- 
diana Alpha, will read a history of Epsilon Province ; brother 
Chas. McCaslin, of Hanover College, Indiana Epsilon, will read 
an original prophecy, and some one of our brothers with the 
poetic fancy will read a poem. All these productions will relate 
to fraternity affairs and fraternity thought. 

On the next day two or three sessions of the convention will 
be held for the transaction of business which will come before the 
convention. At night, after the oratorical contest, a banquet 
will be spread as the happy consummation of a royal meeting. 
The literary performance, the meeting of the convention, and the 
banquet, will be held in the Grand Hotel. The success of the 
convention will depend upon the interest and attendance of the 
brothers of the Province. It is earnestly hoped that every one 



vfho possibly can attend will do so. Let each come prepared tc 
promulgate and discuss measures of interest to the fraternity, and 
to the internal improvement of the chapters and the Province. 
But to those who have attended one of these conventions it is un- 
necessary to say a word, while those who have not attended such 
a convention have not enjoyed fraternity life with fullness and 
beauty. From such a communion and meeting of brother with 
brother, each member returns to his own chapter home refreshed 
and invigorated with a newness of fraternity zeal and enthusiasm 
which it is worth a good deal to possess. Let each member be 
on hand and feel that the success of the convention depends 
largely on his individual efforts. 

A cordial and earnest invitation is extended to every brother in 
the fraternity to give us his presence on this gala occasion to the 
Epsilon Province and to the entire fraternity. 

Jno. M. Goodwin. 



Maine Alpha, Colby University. 

Our chapter is in its usual good trim. Many of our brothers 
aie absent this winter teaching, but our meetings are well attend- 
ed and the usual Phi spirit manifested. 

Our highest hopes are about to be realized. The long-hoped- 
for Province Convention is to take place and Maine Alpha has 
thrown herself, body and soul, into the work for its success. 

At our regular meeting, January 13th. a unanimous manifesta 
tion was given in favor of the convention, also as to the time anc 
place of holding it. What more suitable place could be choser 
for holding a province, or even a national, convention, than the 
great metropolis of America ? 

Brother Metcalf and your corresponding secretary have beer 
chosen to represent Maine Alpha at the convention. Our hearts, 
one and all, go out with our sister chapters for its success. Ma3 
it prove satisfactory to all and shed honor upon our nationa 

January i8th, 1886. Geo. E. Googins. 

New Hampshire Alpha, Darimouth College. 

Our work this term has been excellent. A very marked ini 
provement can be seen by any one who looks back over the las 
year. New Hampshire Alpha is very much interested in th( 
Alpha Province Convention and will send two delegates. Bu 


the event ivhich has pleased us most during the last month is the 
establishment of Massachusetts Alpha. It shows that our Eter- 
nity is becoming more and more a national fraternity. Let the 
good work of establishing chapters in the eastern colleges go on. 
We hope at the Province Convention the matter of extension will 
be discussed fully. 

Februar}' i, 1886. G. W. Shaw. 

Vermont Alpha, University of Vermont. 

Nothing of unusual interest has happened since our last report, 
yet everything is moving along in a very satisfactory manner. 
Our meetings this term are proving very interesting. They are 
in charge of two leaders, who choose their sides and furnish the 
exercises alternately. There is a banquet awaiting the victorious 
side, at the close of the term, at the expense of the side that 
** gets left." This gives life to our meetings and spurs the boys 
on to do their best In the January 2d number of Engineering 
NewSf Brother C. W. Baker has a paper on Steam Engineering, 
which was very highly complimented. Brothers Jeffords and 
Chase are our delegates to the convention at Neyr York, 

February i, 1886. F. H. Clapp. 

Massachusetts Alpha, Williams College. 

* ' They say there is a new fratornity in college. Do you know 
anything about it?" is what they are saying all over Williams 
this week. But the curiosity of our friends is still unsatisfied, as 
far as anything definite is concerned. The readers ol the Scroll 
shall be more fortunate. 

There was a pleasant little gathering in a set of rooms in Wil- 
liamstown last Monday night. Brother Worrall, of New York, 
was there, and brothers Skinner and Harris, from our neighbor, 
' New York Beta, and before the evening was over fourteen men — 
one alumnus, the others undergraduates of Williams — had been 
admitted to the Phi Delta Theta fraternity, and the Massachu- 
setts Alpha Chapter had become no longer a hope, but an exist- 
ing fact 

There has been some delay about getting the pins, but when 
they arrive we shall come out openly as a chapter. We make no 
pretensions and no boasts, but we hope and intend to make our 
chapter a success and a benefit to every one of us. 

The following is our list of members : W. A. Ferris, '85, W. 
D. Mapes, *S6, S. Abbott, '87, T. E. Haven, '87, H. R. Piatt, 
'87, H. J. Wells, 'S7, S. H. Seeley, '88, G. L. Richardson, '88, 
J. A. Young, '88. H. P. Woodward, '88, R. M. Blackburn, '89. 
G. R. Herrick, '89, C. T. Terry, '89, C. H. Frasell, '89. 

February 4, 1886. Geo. L. Richardson. 


Brothers Skinner and Harris represented New York Beta at 
the culmination of our first victory in Massachusetts, and assisted 
Province President Worrall in the initiation, which was success- 
ful in every way. It is with great pleasure that they report the 
initiation of fourteen noble fellows who are able in every respect 
to sustain the Phi standard. It was particularly pleasing to no- 
tice the evident congeniality of disposition and harmony of action 
which, added to the earnestness and activity of the members, bids 
well to make Massachusetts Alpha one of the best chapters in the 

The members of Massachusetts Alpha hold many important 
positions in college, and are of acknowledged ability. 

Credit is due brother Worrall for the thorough manner in which 
he explained the work and objects of Phi Delta Theta, and for 
his thoughtful suggestions in regard to the starting of the work 
which will enable them to guard against many errors. 

On the whole, our fraternity is to be very much congratulated 
upon its successful entrance into a college of such high standing 
as Williams. 

E. S. C. PIarris, N. Y. Beta, '86. 

February 9, 1 886. 

New York Gamma, College of the City of New York. 

The preparations for the Alpha Province Convention have 
busied this chapter to the exclusion of other business, the only 
event of importance being the initiation of brother Franklin I. 
Brown on the 25th ult. The delegates from New York Gamma 
are brothers Shiels and Winslow. 

We have su£fered severely in the loss of brothers Schoonmaker, 
'87, and Orcutt, '88, both of whom have taken an extended leave 
of absence. Brother Schoonmaker will make a trip to Europe, 
and brother Orcutt will for the present remain in the city. 

The Microcosm will be published some time in April, and we 
would be glad to exchange with any chapter, as the limited 
number will render it impossible for this chapter to send one to 
each of the others, as has been done in the past. 

February 2, 1886. Chas. A. Downer. 

New York Beta, Union College. 

New York Beta is still flourishing. A chapter of 14 men 
imbued with true Phi spirit can do little else. Our hearts were 
gladdened a few days ago by a visit from Province President 
Worrall, who made a short stop on the return trip from the estab- 
lishment of Massachusetts Alpha, at which we were represented by 


brothers Harris and Skinner. We have also been fovored with a 
visit from brother Ferris, one of the members of our new sister 
chapter. Many of our members expect to attend the Province 
Convention. Our delegates to that gathering are Harris and 
February 9, 1886. T. Warren Allkn. 

Pennsylvania Delta, Allegheny College. 

The opening of the term finds us all back again, with the ex- 
ception of brother Tibbitts. We began the work of the term by 
initiating Ralph B. Reitz, whom we are proud to introduce to 
the Phi world. We now number 16. 

We are jubilant over the prospect of moving into our new 
fraternity hall, in the new Phoenix block, built on the site of the 
Opera block, which was destroyed by fire two years ago. W^e 
have leased the rooms for five years, and the comparative perma- 
nence thus secured is second only to that of a chapter house. 
The fraternity room and two ante-rooms are carpeted alike with 
Brussels. One ante-room will be used as a reading room, the 
other for reception room. The walls and ceilings of all are 
richly papered, especially the firaternity room, and the panel 
designs and gilt mouldings make its appearance very beautiful. 
Furniture upholstered in plush and leather, the chandeliers and 
gas fixtures, steam heaters, all contribute to the comfort and 
cheerfulness of our new '*Phi home." 

Brother Murray has been elected orator, and brother Lynch, 
essayist, on the Philo team, to contest with the Allegheny Soci- 
ety, on one of the evenings of Commencement week. 

Brother Murray took the prize in the recent declamation con- 
test of the Philo Franklin Society. 

January 20, 1886. C. P. Lynch. 


North Carolina Beta, University of North Carolina. 

Our members have cause for congratulating themselves on their 
success in the recent society elections for Commencement oflficers. 
Brothers McDonald and Bethell were elected to first and third 
Marshalships, respectively, and your Reporter was chosen Rep- 
resentative, brother Shaw being appointed Marshal for Exercises 
on Washington's birthday. 

Recently our hall has been elegantly furnished, and its walls 
adorned with appropriate portraits. 


Brother Neal, we are glad to learn, has a flourishing school in 
Bertie county, and brother Marshall is successful as a druggist in 

January 30, 1886. A. M. Simmons. 

South Carolina Beta, South Carolina College. 

It is understood that 2 N has recently placed a chapter here, 
though its members have not yet announced themselves. This 
multiplication of chapters necessarily lowers the fraternity stand- 
ard of membership ; and if the evil continues the chapters here 
will soon be in the condition described by the Reporter of Vir- 
ginia A, 

The only first-class non-fraternity men in college now are those 
that remain so from choice, and it is needless to say that they 
constitute an exceedingly small minority. 

Brother Coan has been compelled to leave college on account 
of his ill-health. Brother M. L. Copeland, B.A., '84, one of our 
charter members, has returned to college, and is now in the Law 

January 25, 1886. W. W. Ball. 


Georgia Alpha, University of Georgia. 

Two weeks ago Georgia Alpha received into membership Mr. 
F. S. Stone, of Mobile, Ala., and Mr. J. E. Foy, of Egypt, Ga. 
Both brothers have already shown themselves enthusiastic Phis. 
Brother Foy is a member of the Sophomore class ; brother Stone 
is in the Law department He graduated four years ago at the 
University of Alabama. 

The eight fraternities here have decided to publish an annual, 
and arrangements are now being made for its appearance about 
June. It will be called the Pandora. Brothers F. S. Stone and 
W. A. Speer will represent Phi Delta Theta on the editorial staff. 
We are looking forward with pleasure to a visit next week from 
brother S. P. Gilbert, our Province President. 

January 30, 1886. J \s. J. Gilbert. 

Georgia Alpha has eighteen men. She will lose four this year 
by graduation ; so she will start next year with fourteen. She 
has initiated seven and affiliated two (from Georgia Beta) since 
last October. We contemplate organizing an alumni chapter at 
Atlanta during next summer. 

February 18, 1886. W. A. Speer. 


Georgia Beta, Emory Collkge. 

During the last month we have lost and we have won. In the 
elections in the literary societies for champion debaters, we were 
badly beaten by a clique, merit being utterly disregarded. For 
several years past 9 A & has usually been represented in the 
champion debate, and her representatives have never failed to 
rank among the first, and in not a few instances they have been 
the best This year our men are the best in college, and are so 
recognized, but owing to the corrupt state of our college politics 
ihey were defeated. It is against our principles to enter into 
schemes for society positions, though we lose them by so doing. 
But we certainly held winning hands in class standing. We have 
twenty-four members, and twenty-one of them are ' ' inside of a 
speaker's place," as the announcement recently, of the class 
standing of the students of the college for fall term, '85, showed. 
Junior and Senior classes have twelve places each every Com- 
mencement ; and, according to the marks so far, we will get six 
of the Seniors and four of the Junior places this year. In the 
lower classes we are represented equally as well relatively. Two 
of our men led their classes, brother Daves the Senior, and 
brother J. E. McKee the Sophomore. We are represented in the 
different classes as follows : Seniors, 7 ; Juniors, 6 ; Sophomore, 
6 ; Freshman, 6, and Sub-Fresh, i. 

January 25, 1886. R. W. Trimble. 

Georgia Gamma, Mercer Universfi^. 

At the time of our last report we were on the verge of the an- 
nual college election. We are glad to state that it passed off 
quietly, but the Phis were defeated on t^^ry hand. All the other 
fraternities here, except the 2 A E, combined against us ; we 
could expect nothing but defeat. Envy was the principal cause 
of the clique to beat us. 

We begin the work of the new year with renewed energy. All 
of the old members have returned but brothers Rhodes and 
Thomas. Brother Rhodes is teaching near Columbus, Ga. He 
will return and graduate with the present Junior class. Includ- 
ing our last initiate, brother George M. Overstreet, we have still 
a membership of twenty-three. We are taking some steps to- 
ward erecting a chapter-house. We hope to be successful. 

We have just received a letter from brother S. P. Gilbert, our 
Province President, stating that he will visit us on Saturday, the 
30th inst Georgia Gamma is much attached to brother Gilbert, 
and is always delighted to see him. 

January 28, 1886. W. B. Hardman. 


Mississippi Alpha, University of Mississippi. 

Mississippi Alpha is still in the path of success and prosperity. 
We have jast suffered the loss of brother T. W. Yates by his 
withdrawal from the University. Mississippi Alpha has sustained 
the loss of a true, noble, and generous brother, one who has 
always looked to the interests of our chapter and fraternity. 
Brother Yates was First Fresh Medalist, '84, and Second Medal 
man, Sophomore class, '85. and Salutatorian of Phi Sigma Lit- 
erary Society in '85. Brother C. W. Frazer, who was unavoid- 
ably compelled to return home on account of severe illness, will 
return to college in a very short time. He will be quite an ac- 
quisition. Our intermediate examinations are rapidly approach- 
ing, and all are busy. Brother Mayo paid us a short visit in the 
commencement of the session. 

January 37, 1886. Jno. M. Oliver. 


Ohio Alpha, Miami University. 

The new term opened under very unfavorable circumstances 
for us, on account of having to lose some of the brothers. 

Brother Foster has not yet returned, and probably will not this 
year. We are afraid we will also have to part with Brother Lewis 
for a while. 

Mr. W. E. Morris, we are sorry to say, has been expelled. We 
followed out the constitution strictly in all the proceedings, and 
gave the defendant a fair and impartial trial. The trial was held 
on Friday afremoon, January 22d. The accused was found guilty, 
and the penalty had to be expulsion. 

February isl, 1886. WiLLrAM Clough. 

Ohio Beta, Ohio Wesleyan University. 

The new calendar year finds us, as a college, prosperous, but 
uot without those changes incident to college life. Nine of the 
senior class, who differed with the faculty as to the practicability 
of a certain rule prohibiting the students from attending any 
theatrical performance, decided to receive their diplomas else- 
where — eight going to De Pauw, one to Harvard. 

While some of the other fraterniiies have suffered by this 
change, our ranks are unbroken. We, as a fraternity, can con- 
gratulate ourselves upon the fraternal feeling and unity of .iciion 
which characterize our every movement. 

On the evening of the 22d, at the elegant residence of Dr. J. 
B. Hunt, the active and resident members of Phi Delta Theta 
were highly honored by a reception tendered them, at which 


social gathering there were fourteen couples in all who can testify 
to the fact that the host and hostess spared no pains to make the 
evening most enjoyable. 

The number of men initiated by the dififerent fraternities thus- 
far during the year is as follows : ^ J 0, 5 ; J T ^, 4 ; -^ *, 

4; Ben, 2; <P r J, 2 ; ^kw.z. 

Since our last report we have initiated H. V. Stevens, '88. 
January 25, 1886. W. F. Mai 

Ohio Zeta, Ohio State University. 

Ohio Zeta's silence in the columns of the Scroll for several 
months past has not been due to any lack of interest on the part 
of the members, but to the individual neglect of the reporter, for 
which he asks forgiveness, with the promise of better attention to 
the matter in future. 

Ohio State University now ranks with any other similar institu- 
tion of the State in regard to the number of fraternities repre- 
sented in it Since the establishment of the Betas here in Decem- 
ber there are, besides our own, chapters of (P /^ J, ^ IC W, 
2 X, X ^ and B & 11, all of which are prosperous. 

At the request of our Province President, we have already electpd 
our delegate and alternate to the Delta Province* Convention to- 
be held at Delaware next May. Preparations for this event can- 
not begin too early if the Convention is to be a thorough success. 
We are especially anxious that the Kentucky chapters shall be 
represented there. Brother McPherson, '87, will be our delegate, 
and Brother Reeves, '^j, the alternate. 

Brother McPherson was to-day elected one of the three dele- 
gates who are to represent our university at the meeting of the 
Ohio Oratorical Association at Denison University, Granville, on 
February i8th next. 

Our chapter is small but prosperous, and we contemplate 
making accessions to our number in a short time. 

February i, 1886. W. F. Hunt. 

Kentucky Delta, Central University. 

Since you last heard from us through Brother Phister we have- 
been energetic and thoughtful. Our men are all hard workers,, 
and are reaping for their labor the richest harvests. The inter- 
mediate examinations are just over, and we rejoice that we can 
truly say that we have the brightest record of any fraternity in col- 
lege. Our men stand high in the literary societies also, and are 
sharing in the places of honor and trust whenever such places are 
presented. In the election of June orators, December 25th, your 
reporter was unanimously elected to the first speakership^ 


Back is now an efficient president of our literary society, 
our members, Brother January, has returned to his home 
Lgo to recruit his health. We regret his absence very much, 
pe that he will be able to return to the university next 
enjoy with us the happy life of ^ ^ 0. We have secured 
handsome room in which to meet We are constantlv 
strength, and we hope to prove ourselves worthy of the 
ganization of which we are members, 
lary i, 1886. J. T. Wade. 


Indiana Alpha, Indiana University. 

active members of Indiana Alpha desire all of her alumni 

rs to forward to the chapter framed likenesses of them- 

irhich were taken at the time of their graduation, or as 

It time as possible. When it is convenient we would like 

nembers of the same class to be framed in a group. All 

?e have written to have complied with our request, and 

s the others will. 

le meeting of the class of '86, last week, brother A. C. 

was elected Historian for the class day exercises. We 

1 two Representatives — brothers Beldon and Shields — on 

test between the literary societies January 29th. 

le evening of January 21 brother Wat. Bradfute, editor of 

omington Telephone^ met with us and gave a much appre- 

alk on his fraternity experience. 

uy 30, 1 886. Bert Fesler. 

Indiana Gamma. Butler University. 

: our last report we have had the pleasure of introducing 
!^hi world brother Emerson W. Matthews, '90, of Orange, 
College and fraternity circles are vtxy quiet now. The 
aper has been swallowed up by a college magazine, The 
Collegian, conducted by the literary societies, on the edi- 
oard of which 4^ J is represented by the Reporter, 
►egin the year with eleven men. Two more, now out of 
, will be with us next term. ^ T ^, 2 X, and K A & 
f quiet. K K r has made the only initiation of the term, 
eporterof Rho chapter, in the last Sigma C/ii, declares 
ough the Phis claim all the college honors, the Sigs carry 
te a share. He instances being on the Governor's staff, 
the best voice in college for singing, and skill in bicycling 
lege honors!'' His ideas on the subject are peculiar, to 
least We have the grades. 
aiy 28, 1886. Hugh T. Miller. 


Indiana Delta, Franklin College. 

Since my last report we have initiated one man — W. G. Mc- 
Colley, '91. There has been an unasua^ amount of fratemi^ 
spirit manifested this term, owing somewhat to the elections ia 
the oratorical association. 

Brother W. W. Israel has been compelled to leave college on 
account of his health, but we hope he maybe with us again soon. 
Brother J. V. Deere, who was compelled to leave college last 
term, is with us again Rev. J. K. Howard, of '64, and a mem- 
ber of our chapter, visited here a short time ago. 

Brother W. G. Olwin, Treasurer of the Oratorical Association, 
visited friends and Phis the 28th and 29th. We are always glad 
to meet and entertain any Phis when they come to our city, and 
hope none will pass without calling upon us. 

The K K r fraternity is in an excellent condition, and also 
the literary societies of the college. 

The strong '*barb" society split last fall, part of its members, 
organizing a local fraternity — the Epsilon Kappa Epsilon. They 
have eight men, and are proving themselves very energetic. They 
have a very favorably located hall, which is being elegandy and 
tastefally ^mished. Their work in college and society is of a 
high order, and their standing as an organization is of the high- 
est character, although they are so young. Their relations to the 
other fraternities have been of the friendliest character, yet they 
hold to an independent policy, and have secured the approval of 
the faculty and students in their course. 

Franklin College is growing rapidly, and a good field for fra- 
ternity work is being developed, and the * J fe> desire some good 
fraternity to establish a chapter here. 

January 28, 1886. Harry Gant. 

Indiana Epsilon, Hanover College. 

During the latter part of last term our college president spent 
two weeks visiting Princeton, Williams, Brown, Amherst, Yale, 
and Harvard. His object, in pait, was to investigate their 
methods of study, marking, and of bestowing honors. In con- 
sequence, several marked changes were made at the beginning of 
the present term. The passing grade has been placed at 5 in- 
stead of 7, as heretofore, and the whole marking system reduced. 
Graduation honors have also been changed. Any student hav- 
ing a grade of 9. 5 during the Junior and Senior years is graduated 
summa cum laude. Those with a grade of 9 receive magna aurt 
laude. Those with a grade of 8 receive cum laude, while all be- 
low simply graduate. The exemption grades formerly allowed 
in the Junior and Senior classes have also been withdrawn, and 
all classes are examined alike. Any student is permitted to be- 


ent two dajTS during the term without any excuse. These 

Qges were very favorably received by the students, and are in- 

itive of the progress of our school. 

Ls to the chapter, there is not much to report We have been 

ot'ing a large part of our time to literary work of various kinds, 

of which has been exceedingly pleasant and profitable. 

We are gratified to announce the return of brother H. L. Moore, 

nerly of '85. Brother H. C. Johnson, '89, did not return 

r the holidays. He intends trying to enter West Point this 


Tie chapter is deeply grateful to brother J. V. I^Grange, '86, 

> attested his liberality by the handsome present he made to 

His genuine love for the cause prompted him to make a 

-istmas present to the chapter of $50 cash, '' to be used as the 

pter deemed best," and in consequence of this his praise is 

sung at every meeting, and we desire to express our thanks 

his generosity. 

Vc can supply the following copies of the Scroll to any chap- 
wishing to complete their files, which we should be glad to 
in exchange for others. We can supply one set of Vol. 6 
iplete, which we will exchange for a set of either Vol. i, 2, 
)r 4 ; also one set of Vol. 7, complete, in exchange for any 
the above. Also Vol. 8, 1-6 inclusive, to exchange as above, 
^n we have these extra copes which we can supply singly : 
. 5, No. 2, 2 copies ; No. 3, 2 copies ; No. 6, 5 copies ; No. 
[ copy ; No. 8, 3 copies ; Vol. 6, No. 7, 2 copies ; No. 8, 3 
ies; Vol. 5, Nos. 2-8, inclusive, complete, save the first num- 

We want No. i, Vol. 5, No. 7, Vol. 8, No. 9, Vol. 9, to 
ke our file complete from Vol. 5. 
anuary 22, 1886. Chas. H. McCaslin. 

Michigan Gamma, Hillsdale College. 

f ICHIGAN Gamma can still report progress. Our anniversary 
unavoidably postponed until the evening of January 23d: 
5 programme was excellent The Prophecy was given by 
therW. H. P. Smith, the History by brother J. E. Davidson, 
Poem by brother J. N. Greene, and the Oration by " ye Re- 
ter." It was one of the most enjoyable events in our fra- 
tity history, and seemed to put renewed vigor and enthusiasm 
> each one of us. 

Irother R. K Taylor, who made us a visit during the holidays, 
as as a memento of his loyalty and interest in us a fine sec- 
ry-8tand. The chapter return to him a hearty vote of thanks. 
ince our last report we have been deprived of the presence of 
ther Harris, '87, who was called to his home at Richmond, Va. 
leighing is especially fine at present in our region of Michi- 



gan, and as the Phis are not the class of fellows that let good op- 
portunities pass them unimproved, they availed themselves of the 
chance of participating in the delightful sport. On the evemng 
of January 30th a party of Phis, with ladies — thirty-two in all — 
visited the very pleasant home of brother Barker, a distance of 
eight miles from Hillsdale. It is needless to say that we spent 
a very pleasant and profitable evening. 

Brother M . W. Fisher, one of our initiates during last fall 
term, is now in business in Grand Rapids, Mich. Brother 
Schunck, one of our charter members, paid us a visit last week. 
He is reading law in Toledo, Ohio. 

February i, 1886. W. O. Robinson. 


Illinois Delta, Knox College. 

Our chapter lost eight royal good men at the close of the last 
collegiate year, viz. : brothers Broad bent, F. Brown, George, 
McClaughry, Miller, F. Moore, W. Moore, and Becker, the Ex%\. 
five being graduated. The blow was a severe one to the chapter, 
but it has rallied and is again as strong as ever, with bright pros- 
pects for the future. The six lonely Phis who rekindled the fire 
on the fraternity hearth at the beginning of this scholastic year 
soon found the circle swelled to thirteen ; but at the close of last 
term we were doomed to say farewell to two more of our old 
members — brothers Bressler and Hinckley. At present writing 
we number eleven men, but before this letter is in type new addi- 
tions are to be made to the chapter. 

At the recent appointments for the annual contest in oratory 
two of the six contestants chosen by the faculty are ^ ^ © men 
— brother J. B. Brown, *%(i^ and brother J. H. Hopkins, '87. It 
is universally acknowledged that they are the two strongest men 
in the race. We will not be surprised if they take both the prizes. 

At the recent appointments for the annual Colton Prize Debate 
the chapter was honored by your Reporter being chosen Orator 
for that occasion. 

Our sister ^ A & chapter at Lombard University, in this city, 
is enjoying a period of great prosperity. The two chapters fre- 
quently hold union hops and banquets. The plan is an admirable 

There is a new Greek letter brotherhood at Knox. It is the 
<P r A, It numbers eight men. We anticipate more benefit 
than harm from it. 

Brother John Porter was recently promoted from the ranks to 
th^ position of First Sergeant, Co. A., Knox College Cadets. 
The promotion was due to his proficiency in drill, and was a de- 
served one. 

February 3, 1886. W. J. Byrnes. 


Illinois Epsilon, Illinois University. 

Viewed in a general sense, this has been a very active year thus 
far among the students of our college, especially in college poli- 
tics, and the Phis are found in the front ranks. The editor-in- 
<:hief of the college paper is from our ranks, as is also the busi- 
ness manager. They are assisted by one from each of the other 

The oratorical contestants this year are two Phis, two F J, 
one from the 2 X, one from each of the two lady fraternities. 

We present to the brethren at large W. L. Wilson. '89. 

The eighth anniversary of Epsilon was happily celebrated last 
Saturday night It was one of the most successful gatherings 
^ven here for some time. Contrary to the usual custom, we 
held the exercises in our own hall, there being present our lady 
friends to the number of eighteen, and several members of the 
faculty. Excellent music was furnished by the fraternity and 
visitors. The refreshments were greatly enjoyed, being served by 
a well-known caterer. Toasts to the faculty and ladies were 
responded to in a happy vein, and speeches by the faculty and 
visiting brothers were not completed until a late hour. The se- 
-cret exercises were greatly enjoyed in the afternoon. Brothers J. 
B. Eaton, of Devil's Lake, D. T., and Joseph Sterling were 
with us. 

It is my painful duty to record the sad death of the first one 
from our ranks — brother Walter A. Ramsdell, who graduated in 
law here in '83, and for the past year has been city attorney at 
Havana, 111. He was a highly respected member, and his death 
is greatly mourned. Ten members of this chapter attended his 
funeral in a body. 

February 2, 1886. W. L. Miller. 

Illinois Zeta, Lombard University. 

At the beginning of the term all our members made their re- 
appearance, rested and ready for another lift. There are several 
new students in attendance, and we are in hopes of securing one 
or two of these ; but of this later. 

Last term three prizes were offered for the best declamations, 
including both serious and comic pieces. Of the six chosen for 
the final contest, four were Phis ; the two others were non-frater- 
nity. Owing to the sickness of brother Fairchild a Delta Theta 
-(local), formerly J T J, was given his place. We obtained one 
prize, through brother McConnell ; the two others were taken by 
'* barbs." We were, as was also the audience, very much sur- 
prised at the announcement of the judges, nearly all being dissatis- 
£ed, more or less, with their decision. 


Allow me to correct a mistake. Under initiates of Illinois 
Zeta, January, Loring Pratt should be Loring Trott 

February 6, 1 886. L. Ward Brigham. 

Wisconsin Alpha, University of Wisconsin. 

The new year has opened with bright prospects for Wisconsin 
Alpha. Brother Hover, who was away from college during the 
fall term, is with us again, and all our other men are here. We 
have also initiated F. E. Bamford, of the class of '87. All speak 
well of brother Bamford, and we think he is a very valuable ad- 
dition to our number. He is senior captain in the University 

The chief topic of conversation in fraternity circles here at 
present is the proposed establishment of a chapter of Alpha Delta 
Phi. The applicants are twelve in number. Their names have 
leaked out, and have been published, together with their inten- 
tions. No result has as yet been reached. 

January 29, 1886. L. R. Anderson. 


Missouri Alpha, Missouri State University. 

Since my last report, the elections of the following Phis have 
taken place : Brother W. W. Clendenin, Sergeant in Mil. Co. ; 
brother W. J. Spillman, Pres. Union Literary Society, and 
Essayist from same society for the ** Inter-Society" Contest; 
brother R M. Dooley, Orator from Union Literary Society for 
** Inter-Society" Contest. 

Just before leaving for the holidays, one of the pleasant events 
of our chapter life occurred, in the shape of an informal **Open 
Session,** whereat were gathered about 45 or 50 of the young 
ladies of the town, representing both beauty and culture, and 
also three or four of the older and influential gentlemen who 
have aided us by kind words and deeds at the right time. Our 
programme consisted of an essay, oration, two declamations, an 
original poem, and a discourse on *' Objects and Aims of Frater- 
nities," by brother C. B. Sebastian, '76. After the literary exer- 
cises we enjoyed an elegant supper, gotten up by the ladies of 
one of the churches here. Altogether, it was an event long to 
be remembered by the Phis present and, we hope, by the invited 

Province President T. S. Ridge was here before the holidajrs- 
in the interest of a Province Conventon, to be held at Lawrence, 
Kansas, during a week of our Christmas vacation, and had Mis- 
souri Alpha wrought up to so high a pitch over the matter, that,. 


before he bad left town, we had elected our delegate and had 
made np a party of five or six visiting Phis. The convention 
has, however, been postponed indefinitely, but we hope that Eta 
Province may meet in convention m June, when Missouri Alpha 
will sorely be represented. 

Brother F. N. Peters has returned, for this semester's work, 
from his home at Shelbina, where he has been teaching, and also 
brother W. F. Knox, who has been travelling for the past year, 
has returned for the work of the semester and he wears an ele- 
gant diamond badge. 

The long expected contest for the ''Junior Oratorical Medal " 
resulted in the victory of brother H. R. Williams. 

We have just completed our semi-annual examinations, and 
consequendy feel much relieved and are now ready to start in 
the new semester with renewed ardor. 

2 N has been established here with five men. We wish her 

January 25, 1886. H. W. Clark. 

Missouri Beta, Westminster College. 

It gives me great pleasure to be able to report the continued 
growth in strength and influence of Missouri B, 

At the recent contest in reading, the two contestants from the 
Philologic Society were Pnis, brothers Young and Reaser, as 
also brother Wilkerson, of the Philalethian Society, thus giving 
us three out of the four contestants elected. 

We are justly proud of the splendid performance of these 
brothers. The first prize, a handsome silver water set, consisting- 
of pitcher, goblets, tray, &c., was awarded to brother Howell 
Reaser, the second, to brother S. Ed. Young. 

We seldom think of mentioning honors and ofBces of the lit- 
erary societies, they seem to be ours as a matter of course. 1 
hope this will be in time for the February Scroll. 

John Gallaher. 

Kansas Alpha, University of Kansas. 

Although the members of Kansas Alpha are very busy this 
year, yet the fiatemity spirit does not diminish. Our meetings 
are enlivened by more music than formerly, and the boys come 
early and stay late — a proof of the chapter's attractions. Not 
only is there harmony within, but also ^ J 6 is at peace with 
her rivals. There has been considerable wrangling over the two 
college Couriers^ weeklies, but the chapter has contiived to keep 
out of the fight In such matters it has been our policy to let 
the members act as indrviduaJs, to do as they choose, and the 
result has been very satisfactory. 


Two weeks ago we received an invitation from the B G 11, io 
carve a "dorg"with them, and the two chapters spent a very 
pleasant evening together. We do not regret our lesson in 

On January 23d, brother E. F. Caldwell, '85, was with us, 
making it seem like old times. Brother S. M. Cook, ** Uncle 
Sam," has married, and he and his wife are at home in Solomon 
City, Kas. Last Saturday, brother J. W. O'Bryon, '88, was in 
town. He is teaching with great success. 

February i, 1886. W. E. Higgins. 

Nebraska Alpha, University of Nebraska. 

The winter term opened with about the usual number of stu- 
dents. All the Phis who were here during the fall term have 
again returned. 

The Senior Class has arranged with the Faculty to shorten 
Commencement Exercises by cutting the number of speakers 
dov II to four. Brother G. B. Frankforter has been elected to 
represent the graduates of the Scientific Department on that day. 

Letters from brother A. A. Brooks, at Geneva, and brother H. 
C. Atwell (Tabor, la. ), who expects to come here in a year or two, 
manifest an interest in ^ J ^ which speaks well for Vermont 

January 3 ibt, 1886. James R. Foree. 

The following were received too late for classification : 

Georgia Beta, Emory College. 

Since my last report nothing of special importance has oc- 
<:urred in this part of the fraternity world. Elections are all past 
and nothing demands the attention of fraternity men, except the 
regular college work. 

On the 13th inst. Georgia Beta lost one of her best members, 
brother J. E. Lee, of Leesburg, Fla., who died of pneumonia, 
after an illness of about three weeks. Brother Lee was in the 
Freshman class, and had already distinguished himself by his 
scholarship, and had he lived he would have won the highest 
honors. Phi Delta Theta never lost a more valiant son. 

February 25, 1886. R. W. Trimble. 

New York Delta, Columbia College. 

The Alpha Province Convention has occupied our attention 
for the past month, and we have very little chapter news to report, 
except the initiation of Mr. Edward F. McCaskie, '86, and Mr. 


John B. A. Mullaly, '87. Mr. McCaskie is the editor of the 
Columbia Jurist^ and both have already shown themselves to be 
valuable fratemitv men. 

February 27, 1886. E. P. Collendkr. 


At a meeting of the resident alumni Phi Delta Thetas, held 
at the Nicollet House, December 11, 1885, an alumni chapter 
was formed, of which the following officers were elected : £. 
Junius Edwards, President ; H. S. Abbott, Secretary ; Jas. Gray, 
Reporter; Chas. Gould, Warden. 

There are upwards of thirty Phis now in business and profes- 
sional work in the city. Last evening (January 8th) the college 
and alumni chapters held a joint banquet at the West Hotel, of 
which the following newspaper clippings will give you an idea : 


The banquet given by the Minneapolis alumni chapter of the 
Phi Delta Theta fraternity at the West, last evening, was attended 
by twenty-eight members of that fraternity resident in St Paul 
and Minneapolis. The following were present : 

Prof. H L. Moore,. Dartmouth College ; H. G. Gates, Colby 
University; E. J. Edwards, Lombard; Max Vander Horck, 
James Gray and H. S. Abbott, University of Minnesota ; W. R, 
Grey, University of Iowa ; A. G. Briggs and D. F. Simpson, 
University ol Wisconsin ; Rev. T. B. Greenlee, Miami College ; 
J. L. Ludlow, Lafayette ; W. M. Irving, Butler University (at 
present of Macalester College) ; Lieut C. C. Tidd, of the 
Twenty-fifth Infantry, U.S.A., Fort Snelling; J. C. E. King, 
George K Bumell, J. M. Anderson, Luther 1 witchell, H. W. 
lliompson, W. W. Sargent, W. J. Donahower, R. L. Moffit, E. 
M. Spaulding, E. W. Spottswood, Charles A. Savage, H. G. 
Richardson, M. K. Knauff, W. R. Brown, and C. A. Gould. 

At the conclusion of the feasting the toast-master, D. F. Simp- 
son, read a brief letter of regret from ex-Gov. Ramsey, an honored 
member of the fraternity. A similar letter was read from Post- 
master-General Vilas. A number of toasts were informally re- 
sponded to as follows : 

"Greek Letter Societies," H. S. Abbott ; • ' The Alumni Chap- 
ter/' E. Junius Edwards; '*The Local Chapter, " George E. Bur- 
nell ; ''The Maids of Athens," J. C. E. King. 

Brief remarks were also made by James Gray, Max Vander 
Horck, of Fort Sisseton, A. G. Briggs, of St Paul, J. Lott Lud- 
low, W. R. Brown. R. M. Knauff, E. M. Spottswood, and H. S. 
Abbott At the conclusion of the speaking the alumni members 


held their annual meeting, and the preceding officers were re- 
elected, as follows : 

President, E. J. Edwards ; Secretary and Treasurer, H. S. Ab- 
bott ; Historian, James Gray; Warden, C. A. Gould. 

The Phi Delta Theta is one of the strong Greek letter chapters 
at the State University. A chapter-house is being talked of. — 
4$'/. Paul and Minneapolis Pioneer Press, 


The first annual joint banquet of the Phi Delta Theta college 
and alumni chapters of Minnesota was held at the West Hotel 
last evening. The gentlemen of the fraternity, which ranks as 
one of the most prosperous of the Greek letter organizations 
known to college days, were present in numbers gratifying to 
those interested in it in Minnesota. Previous to the supper a 
meeting of the alumni chapter was held in the parlors for the 
election of officers and the completion of its organization. Mr. 
E. J. Edwards, Jr., was chosen president; Mr. H. S. Abbott, 
secretaiy, and Charles Gould, warden. The banquet came next, 
to which the following gentlemen sat down : Messrs. J. M. An- 
derson, Max Vander Horck, George E. Burnell, Howaid Abbott, 
Luther Twitchell, F. Gray, E. J. Edwards, J. C. King, E. Spotts- 
wood, Horace Gates, D. F. Simpson, W. W. Sargeant, R. L. 
MofiFett, W. R. Brown, M. K. Knauff, W. J. Donahower, H, 
W. Thompson, James Gray, E. M. Spaulding, A. W. Briggs, J. 
L. Ludlow, and C. A. Savage. 

After doing full justice to the several courses, which were in- 
terspersed with enlivening college songs, Mr. D. F. Simpson, 
acting as toast-master, introduced the speakers, who occupied 
the balance of the evening with speeches and reminiscences in- 
teresting to the initiated and humorous in the measure of inno- 
cent personalities. Mr. Edwards spoke for the alumni chapter, 
and Mr. Burnell for the Minnesota Alpha chapter of Phi Delta 
Theta, while Mr. Abbott responded to Greek letter fraternities in 

Mr. J. C. E. King spoke for the ladies under the caption. 
'* The Maids of Athens," and Messrs. Ludlow and Gates made 
some extemporaneous remarks upon their native States of New 
Jersey and Maine, respectively. A letter was read from ex-Gov. 
A. Ramsey, who was once a member of the organization, regret- 
ting his inability to be present at this meeting. 1 he evening was 
whiled away to a late hour with songs and other exercises inci- 
dent to banquets. Several resident members, and among others 
Prof. H. L. Moore, Rev. T. B. Greenlee, and Mr. A. M. Shuey, 
of this city, could not be present on account of other engage- 
ments. — Minneabolis Daily Tribune. 

January 9, i8d6. J as. Gray. 




Foster — Hathaway. — February 17th, at the residence of the 
ide's father, Madison, Wisconsin, C. A. Foster to Florence 
athaway. Our worthy T. G. C. was a member of the class of 
I, University of Wisconsin, and the bride a member of the 
iss of '85 of the same institution, and also a member of the 
Ota chapter of the Delta Gamma Society. The happy couple 
11 reside at Trenton, Mo., where brother Foster is engaged in 
e drug business. 

A MATRIMONIAL epidemic seems to have attacked our Wiscon- 
1 Phis. In the past month D. F. Simpson, of '82, was mar- 
^d to Miss Josephine Sarles, of '83, a first honor student and a 
ember of Kappa Kappa Gamma. D. S. McArthur, '81, was 
arried to Miss Johnson, also of '81, and a Delta Gamma ; 
!cClellan Dodge, of '84, to Miss Lizzie Only. 


Maine Alpha. 

'86. Irving La Forrest Townsend, Waterville, Me. 

'87. Orris Lyford Beverage, North Haven, Me. 

'87. Fred Raymond Bowman, Sidney, Me. 

'87. Everett Edwin Burleigh, Houlton, Me. 

'87. Roscoe William Harvey, Readfield, Me. 

'89. Parker Prescott Burleigh, Houlton, Me. 

'89. Hiram Everett Famham, Belgrade, Me. 

'89. Nelson Sinclair Burbank, Jefferson, Me. 

New York Gamma. 
'89, Franklin I. Brown, New York, N. Y. 

New York Dklta. 

'86* Edward Francis McCaskie, Sing Sing, N. Y, 
'87. John B. Adgar Mullaly, Charleston, S. C 

Pennsylvania Gamma. 

'87. James Miller Hill, Thompsonville, Pa. (Initiated 

'85, bat not reported.) 
'87. James Ross Bell, Idlewood, Pa. (Initiated '85, but 

not reported. ) 
'87. Arthur Henry Ewing, Saltsburg, Indiana county. Pa. 
'89. James Powers Blackburn, Jacobs Creek, Pa. 


'89. George Robinson Edmundson, Remington, Pa. 

'89. William Seward Hamilton Haymaker, Monroesville, 

'90. Walter Guitteau Hays, Cincinnati, Ohio. 
'90. John Biddle Clark, Washington, Pa. (Initiated '85, 

but not reported. ) 
'90. Charles Gaston Hindman Williams, Monongahela 

City, Pa. 

Pennsylvania Delta. 

'89. Ralph B. Reitz, Stanton, Pa. 

'90. Edwin P. Crousse, Shakleyville, Pa. 

Georgia Alpha. 

'86. Frank Singleton Stone, Mobile, Ala. 
'88. John Ellison Foy, Egypt, Ga. 

Georgia Beta. 

'88. Edgar Stamps Kelley, Palmetto, Ga. 

'88, Claude Nathaniel Bennett. 

'<Pp. Charles Thurston /?<?a«, Fairhurn, Ga, 

Georgia Gamma. 
'88. George Mills Overstreet, Mitchelton, Ga. 

Ohio Beta. 
'88. Henry Vergil Stevens. Delaware, Ohio. 

Indiana Alpha. 
'90. Frederick Bruce Shields, Bloom ington, Ind. 

Indiana Gamma. 

'po. George Burgess Davis, North Salem , Ind, 
'90. Emerson Waldo Matthews, Orange, Ind. 

Indiana Delta. 
'91. Wm. Grant McColley, White Lake, Ind. 

Michigan Gamma. 

'87. William Hawley Perry Smith, Dale, N. Y. 

'88. Erastus Devillo Palmer, Clare. Mich. 

'88. Milan Wright Fisher, Rome City, Ind. 

'89. Clark Gilbert Corey, Money Creek, Minn. 

'89. Oliver Willard Pierce, Hillsdale, Mich. 



The Reookd I of the 1 Ohio Alpha Chapter | Phi Kappa Psi. | Com- 
piled and edited | by W. H. Gamble. '88, O W. U., | Registrar of the 
Chapter, | E. M. Van Cleve, '86, O. W. U., | Delaware, Ohio, | Ohio 
Wesleyan University, | 1885 ; — i6mo, pp. 216. 

It is with sincere pleasure that we congratulate the editors of 
this modest little book. We welcome all efforts to preserve the 
history of chapters and chapter members as valuable contribu- 
tioDs to fraternity literature. The greater portion of the work is 
devoted to the biography of the members of the chapter. We 
note, among other names of less prominence, those of Professors 
Dolbear, of Tufts, and White, of Harvard, and Governor Foraker, 
of Ohio. The History of Ohio Alpha, Ohio Alpha Reminiscen- 
ces, AND Ohio Alpha's Infancy, are all well told ; and the poem, 
A Song of Phi Kappa Psi, is of unusual merit Limited space 
prevents as extended a notice as we would wish. The book is 
one which should be a source of pride to its editors, the chapter, 
and the fraternity. 


The first convention of Alpha Province was held in New York 
on February 12th and 13th, 1886, under the auspices of the lo- 
cal alumni and chapters. Three secret business sessions were 
held, and many questions of moment to the fraternity and the 
Province were discussed. A permanent organization was effected 
by the election of W. R. Worrall, Kentucky Alpha, '79* Presi- 
dent; T. M. B. Hicks, Pennsylvania Epsilon, '85, First Vice- 
President; T. L Jeffords, Vermont Alpha, *%(i^ Second Vice- 
President; A. J. Montgomery, Jr., Pennsylvania Gamma, '86, 
Secretary ; L. C. Felthousen, New York Beta, '86, Treasurer ; 
W. H. Carey, Pennsylvania Alpha, '88, Historian ; W. S. Ferris, 
Massachusetts Alpha, '85, Sergeant-at-Arms. 

The local alumni were represented through their delegates, 
D. R. Horton, New York Alpha, '75, and J. B. Shaw, Pennsyl- 
vania Alpha, '85, and took an active interest in the proceedings. 
Dr. J. M. Worrall, Ohio Alpha, '48, was present to aid in many 
valuable suggestions. A motion was carried providing for the 
printing of the minutes of the convention, and it therefore wiU 
not be necessary in this notice to go into details. 

The delegates were as follows : 

Maine Alpha, I. L. Townsend and R. A. Metcalfe; New 
Hampshire Alpha, G. E. Whitehill and G. W. Shaw ; Vermont 
Alpha, T. L. Jeffords and H. C. Chase ; Massachusetts Alpha, 
W. S. Ferris and W. D. Mapes; New York Alpha, G. W. 
Stephens and E. C. Boynton, Jr. ; New York Beta, L. C, Felt- 


haasen and £. S. C. Harris ; New York Gamma, A. Shiels and 
F. A. Winslow (B. S. Orcutt, alternate) ; New York Delta, T, H. 
Baskerville and J. B. Kerfoot; (Alternates, L. Wamj)old, Jr., 
and R. H. Stodder) ; Pennsylvania Alpha, W. H. Carey and A. 
H. Cleveland ; Pennsylvania Beta, C. T. Aikens and T. M. Cul- 
ver (proxy); Pennsylvania Gamma, A. J. Montgomery, Jr.. and 
W. Wallace ; Pennsylvania Delta, F. L. Wells and W. P. Mur- 
ray; Pennsylvania Epsilon, T. M. B. Hicks and J. B. Stein; 
New York Alpha Alumni, D. R. Horton and J. B. Shaw. 

Visiting members were: Maine Alpha, H. A. Smith; New 
York Beta, F. W. Skinner, J, E. Swanker, H. McMillan and T. 
W. Allen ; New York Gamma, C. A. Downer, F, J. Greene, B. 
S. Orcutt, E. F. Palmer, S. W Dunscombe, Jr., M. Games, F. 
I. Brown, J. W. Naramore, and Howard Treat; New York 
Delu. J. B. A. Mullally, R. H. Stodder, F. Zinsser. E. P. Cal- 
lender, J. M. Mayer, E. F. McCaskie, W. D. Mahaney, H. L. 
Hollis, and B. H. Miner; Pennsylvania Alpha, H. L. Moore, 
Edgar Jadwin, and W. L. Lenhart ; Pennsylvania Gamma, J L 
Hines; Pennsylvania Epsilon, T. M. Culver; Wisconsin Alpha, 
J. W. Blakey and G. A. Buckstaff; New York Alpha Alumni, 
L. C. Adamson (Georgia Alpha, '82), Glenn Andrew^ (Tennessee 
Alpha, '83), C. P. Bassett (Pennsylvania Alpha, '83), A. A. Bird 
(Pennsylvania Alpha, '84), Paul Jones (Tennessee Alpha, '79), 
J. S. Penman (New York Gamma, '%6), Dr. J. M. Worrall (Ohio 
Alpha. '48), C. A. Walker (Pennsylvania Alpha, '83). F. M. 
Devoe, Jr (New York Gamma, '85), P. C. Slaughter (Wisconsin 
Alpha, '79), E. C. Blain (Georgia Alpha, '84), M. R. Earl (Penn- 
sylvania Alpha, '84). 

At the banquet at Morelli's, on Friday evening, February i», 
enthusiasm reigned supreme. The toast card ran as follows : 

Toastm aster, Carroll P. Bassett. 

"The Fraternity," William R Worrall, Kentucky Alpha. 

"The Alpha Province," J. B. Shaw. Pennsylvania Alpha. 

"The National Convention," A. J. Montgomery, Jr., Penn- 
sylvania Gamma, and William D. Mapes, Massachusetts Alpha. 

"Our Babies," E. C. Boynton, Jr., New York Alpha. 

" From Ocean to Ocean," R. A. Metcalfe, Maine Alpha. 

Brother Hicks responded to brother Shaw's toast, owing to the 
latter s illness, and brother Whitehill, New Hampshire Alpha, to 
brother Metcalfe's. 

The speakers spoke ably upon the subjects allotted to them, 
and the regular responses were supplemented by impromptu re- 

Dr. Worrall, when called upon for "Ohio Alpha," spoke with 
eloquence indeed. The fraternity, as he viewed it, was the link 
which bound the old days with the present The great problem 
in life was bpw to keep alive the enthusiasm of youth. As men 


grew older, as business cares weighed heavily and anxieties were 
pressing, the old love for better things was lost. Yet ^ A Q 
kept awake the old memories, brought together the old compan- 
ions at occasions of this kind, and thus ever and anon brought 
many joyful hours, even in manhood. 

The doctor's speech expressed those indefinable pleasures of 
Phi life, which seemed incapable of being put into words. 

Letters from John C. Black, Wm. F. Vilas, J. C. S. Blackburn, 
Dr. C&arles Elliot and Robert Morrison were full of kind wishes 
and hopes for the occasion. 

Many other letters were read and their writers cheered to the 
echo, and in all the banquet was a brilliant success. 

In the course of the convention, a meeting was held by the 
Pennsylvania delegates, and a State association organized, with 
T. M. B. Hicks (Pa, J^), President, and A. H. Cleveland (Pa. A) 

The delegates gave full attention to the question of Eastern 
Extension, the Extension Fund, and other points of equal im- 

The next convention will be held in April, 1886 or 1887, at 
Easton, Pa. 

Bloomington, III., Jan. 16, 1886. 

The following resolutions were unanimously passed at a ses- 
sion of Epsilon Chapter at its regular session : 

Whereas^ It has pleased God in his all wise providence to re- 
move from his labors on this earth our beloved brother, J. Wal- 
ter Ramsdell ; therefore be it 

Resolved, That Illinois Epsilon chapter of the Phi Delta Theta 
fraternity has lost, in the death of brother Ramsdell, a devoted 
brother, a worthy alumnus, and the fraternity at large a valued 
and honored member ; and be it further 

Resolved, That we express our sympathy with the bereaved 
ficimily of our deceased brother by forwarding to them a copy of 
these resolutions, and communicate the grief and loss to the fra- 
ternity at large by having them published in our national organ, 
the Scroll. 

R. E. Williams, Jr. , J 

A. W. Vanneman, >• Committee. 

W. L. Miller. ) 

At a special meeting of Pennsylvania Alpha of Phi Delta 
Theta the following resolutions were adopted : 

Whereas, It has pleased God in his almighty providence to 


take from us our former friend and brother, Forrest Hulings ; 
therefore be it 

Resohed, That in his death Pennsylvania Alpha of Phi Delta 
Theta loses a faithful and worthy alumnus, and the fraternity at 
large an ardent supporter. 

Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be sent to his be- 
reaved family, and that they be published in the Scroll. 

V Unw™"''-*'"'' I Committee. 

iL. JADWIN. ) 

Hall of Georgia Beta Chapter, J G. 

Whereas, In His wisdom, God has seen fit to take from us 
our brother and companion, Tason E. Lee ; therefore, be it 

Resolved, That in his death our chapter has lost one of its 
brightest and most faithful members, the fraternity at large a loyal 
son, and the world one in whom the right always found a defender, 
and who was, and would, had he lived, have ever been a blessing 
to society. 

Resolved, That these expressions of our grief be communicated 
to our brethren elsewhere through our organ, the Scroll. 

Resolved, That a copy of the Scroll containing these resolu- 
tions be sent to his bereaved family. 

W. W. Daves, 

W. P. Thomas, J- Committee. 

R. W. Trimble, 


-E, ) 


Owing to brother Palmer's return from abroad, the publication 
of the Manual will be hastened. The editors hope to have it in 
press at an early date. Reporters who have not sent in data will 
do so at ouce to Walter B. Palmer, Nashville, Tenn., in whose 
hands the manuscript now is. 

Walter B. Palmer, 
J. M Mayer. 

Brother Randolph desires to thank, through the Scroll, the 
many brothers who have shown their solicitude for him in. numer- 
ous kind ways. I regret to announce that he has not as yet 
recovered. J. M. Mayer. 



Kuiaging Editor— J. M. M^ykr. New York. N. Y. I 

A_i^«. TTJi. J T. H. Baskbkville, New York, N. Y. 

A»UUnt Editon, ^ ^^ Wampold, Jr., New York, N. Y. 
BiwneH MktukKSr— E. H. L. Randolph, New York, N. Y, 
At^inl Business Manager— A lbekt Shiels, New York, N Y. 
]iai of the Editors ia No. 2136 Sevenih Avenue, New York, N. Y. 
Icewof the Business Managers is P. 0. Box 1398, New York, N. Y. 

National Convention. 
t nest National Convention will be held at Cindiuiati, Ohio, in the 
Vni year of the Fraternity, commencing lo a. u. Monday, October 18, 
■nd closing the following Friday. 

Orator-Hon. William F. Vilas, Washii^gton, D. C, 
Poet— Eugene Field, ChicsRo, HI. 
Alternate Poet-A. Gwyn Foster, El Paso, Texas. 
Historian— A. A. Steams, Cleveland, Ohio, 
Piophet— Hennon A. Kelley, Kelley's Island, Ohio. 

Gbnbkai. Council. 
PiendeDt— H. U. Brown, 361 Massachusetts Ave., Indianapolis, Ind. 
Seccetuy— C. P. Baasett, 7S4 Broad Street, Newark, N. J. 
Treanrer- C. A. Foster, Trenton, Mo, 
Historian— A. A. Sletmis, 336 Superior St., Qeveland, Ohio. 

Delta Province Association. 
Yice.Fresident, W. E. O'Kane, Delaware, Ohio. 
Secretary— W. E. Bundy, Wellston, Ohio. 
Treasurer— J. R. Calder, Alexandria, Pa. 
Historian — H. A. Kahler, McConnelsvillc, Ohio. 
Warden— A. A. Kohler, Akron, Ohio. 
t nest Convention willbe held At Delaware, Ohio, May 13 and 14, 18S6. 
Efsilon Provikcb Association. 

SecreUry— J. W, LaGrange, Franklin. Ind. 
Warden— 0. F. Norman, Martinsville, Ind. 

Indiana State Association. 
Prewdent— J. A. Kauti. IrvinEton, Ind. 
Secrelaty — llobert Ncwland, Bloomington, Ind. 
Warden— J. W. La Grange, KranUlin, Ind. 

Alabama State Association. 
President — M. P. Le Grand, Montgomery. Ala, 
Vice President-R. H, Thach, Jr., Clinton, Ky. 
Secretary and Treasurer- E. M Pace. Geneva. Al 
I D. D. McLeod, Wes " ' " 

■ } Joieiih Coilaw.iy, Montgomery. Ala. 
ilioti al Tusr------ " •" 

t Convention al Tuscaloosa, Ala., Thursday and Friday loUowing 

South Carolina Association. 

President- Dr. J O. Wilhile. Anderson, S, C. 
First Vice-Presidenl-K. H. iiendrix, I^esville. S. C 
Second Vice-President- Dr. J. S. Gamer. DarlinElon. S C 
Secretary and Treasurer— W, W. Ball, Columbia. S. C. 
Warden— J. E. Curry, Columbia, a. C. 


Province Presidents. 

Alpha Province— W. R. Worrall, 147 W. 13th Street, New York, N. Y. 

Beta Province— Orren L. Stearnes, Richmond, Va. 

Gsmma Province— S. P. Gilbert, Atlanta, Ga. 

Delta Province — ^J. E. Randall, i Lidianola Place, Columbus, Ohio. 

Epsilon Province— J. M. Goodwin, Bowling Green, Kentuckv. 

Zeta Province — T. H. Simmons, Suite 14, 115 Monroe St., Chicago, 111. 

Eta Province— T. S. Ridge, 11 16 Main Street, Kansas City, Mo. 

Chapter Reporters, 
alpha province. 

Maine Alpha — Coll^ University — Geo. E. Googins, Waterville, Me. 

New Hampshire Alpha— Dartmouth College— G. E. Whitehill, Hano- 
ver, N. H. 

Vermont Alpha — University of Vermont — F. H. Clapp, 32 Grant St., 
Burlington, Vt. 

New York Beta— Union College —T. M. Allen, Box 461, Schenectady, N. Y 

New York Gamma— College of the City of New York— Albert Shiels, 
896 Broadway, New York, N. Y. 

New York Delta— Columbia College— Elbert P. Callender, 354 W. 58th 
Street, New York, N. Y. 

Pennsylvania Alpha — Lafayette College— Harry Moore, Easton, Pa. 

Pennsylvania Beta — Pennsylvania College — T. L. Crouse, Gettysburg, Pa. 

Pennsylvania Gamma — Washington and Jefferson College — A. J. Mont- 
gomery, Jr., Box 602, Washington, Pa. 

Pennsylvania Delta— Allegheny College — Charles P. Lynch, Box 701, 
Meadville, Pa. 

Pennsylvania Epsilon — Dickinson College — W. T. Graham, Carlisle, Pa, 

Pennsylvania 2ieta — University of Pennsylvania— E. H. Small, 3348 Wal- 
nut Street, Philadelphia, Pa 

New York Alpha Alumni — New York, N. Y., Paul Jones, 150 Broadway. 


Virginia Alpha — Roanoke College — Furmin J. Smith, Roanoke, Va. 

Virginia Beta — Universityof Virginia — H. Hardaway, University of Vir- 
ginia, Va. 

VirginiaGamma— Randolph-Macon College— J. T. Barbam, Ashland, Va. 

Virginia Delta — Richmond College - W. H. Lyons, Richmond, Va. 

Virginia Epsilon — Virginia Military Institute— G. B. Miller, Lexington, Va. 

North Carolina Beta — University of North Carolina — A. M. Simmons, 
Chapel Hill, North Carolina. 

South Carolina Alpha — Wofford College — Spartanburg. S. C. 

South Carolina Beta — South Carolina College— W. W. Ball, Columbia, S.C. 

Virginia Alpha Alumni — Richmond — Dr. C. M. Shields, 119 N. Fifth St., 
Richmond, Va. 

District of Columbia Alpha Alumni — Washington— S. H. Kelley, 608 I2ih 
St, N. W., Washington, D. C. 

Maryland Alpha Alumni — Baltimore -W. H. H. Raleigh, 23 Hanover St., 
Baltimore, Md. 


Georgia Alpha— University of Georgia— J. J. Gilbert, Athens, Ga. 
Georgia Beta — Emory College— W. R. Trimble, Oxford, Ga. 
Georgia Gamma — Mercer University — W^. B. Hardman, Macon, Ga. 
Alabama Alpha — University of Alabama — W. E. Booker, Tuscaloosa, Ala. 
Alabama Beta— State College of Alabama— L. W. Spratling, Auburn, Ala. 
Mississippi Alpha— University of Mississippi — ^J. M. Oliver, Oxford, Miss. 
Texas Beta— university of Texas— Constance Pessels, Austin, Tex. 
Tennessee Alpha — Vanderbilt University— Chambers Kellar, Liberty Hall, 
Nashville, Tenn. 
Tennessee Beta — University of the South— H. R. Bohn, Sewanee, Tenn. 


Georgia Alpha Alumni, Columbus — Ira Bowman, Columbus, Ga. 
Alabama Alpha Alumni— Montgromery— Alva Fitzpatrick, Montgomery, Ala. 
Tennessee Alpha Alumni— Nashville — R. F. Jackson, 56^ N. Cherry St., 
Nashville, Tenn. 


Ohio Alpha -Miami University— W. R Morris, Oxford, Ohio. 

Ohio BeU— Ohio Wesleyan University —W. F. Mair, Delaware, Ohia 

Ohio Gamma— Ohio University — W. E. Bundy, Athens, Ohio. 

Ohio Delta— Universitv of Woosier— J. L Morrison, Wooster.Ohio. 

Ohio Epsilon— Buchtei College — E. C. Page, Akron, Ohio. 

Ohio 2^ta— Ohio State University — W. L. Hunt, 62 Starr Ave. , Columbus, 

Kentucky Alpha — Centre College— R. S. Dawson, Danville Ky. 

Kentucky Delta — Central University , Richmond, Ky. 

Ohio Alpha Alumni — Cincinnati — Dr. J. A. Thompson, 113 W. 9th St., 
Cincinnati, Ohio. 

Ohio Beta Alumni— Akron W. J. McCrcary, 128 Brown St., Akron, Ohio. 

Kentucky Alpha Alumni— Louisville — D. N. Marble, 543 Frurth Av , 
LooisviLe, Ky. 


Indiana Alpha — Indiana University — B. Fesler, Bloomington, Ind. 

Indiana Beta— Wabash College— J. G. Lovell, Crawfordsville, Ind. 

Indiana Gamma— Butler University— H. T. Miller, Irvington, Ind. 

Indiana Delta— Franklin College— H. N. Gant, Franklin, Ind. 

Indiana Epsilon— Hanover College— C. H. McCaslin, Box 63, Hanover, Ind. 

Indiana Zeta — De Pauw University — T. C.Hopkins, Box 518, Greencastle, 

Michigan Beta— State College of Michigan— Nelson Mayo, Agricultural 
College, Mich. 

Michigan Gamma— Hillsdale College— W. O. Robinson, Hillsdale, Mich. 

Indiana Alpha Alumni — Franklin — T. C. Donnell, Franklin, Ind. 

Indiana Beta Alumni— Ind ianapohs — C. L. Goodwin, ** Indianapolis 
Times," Indianapolis, Ind. 


Illinois Gamma — Address Province President. 

Illinois Delta— Knox College— J. B. Brown, Galesburg, 111. 

Illinois Epsilon— Illinois Wesleyan University— W. L. Miller, Blooming- 
on. HI. 

Illinois 2^ta — Lombard University— Ward Brigham,664 Knox St., Gales- 
burp, 111. 

Wisconsin Alpha— University of >^^sconsin— L. R. Anderson, 535 State 
Street, Madison, Wis. 

Illinois Alpha Alumni— Chicago - M. M. Boddie, 46 Portland Block, 
Chicago, IlL 

Illinois Beta Alumni — Galesburg— Rev. E. L. Conger, Galesburg, Dl. 


Missouri Alpha— University of Missouri— H. W. Clark, Box 278, Col- 
umbia, Mo. 

Missouri Beta— Westminster College— J. A. Gallaher, Fulton, Mo. 

Kansas Alpha— University of Kansas — B. P.Blair, Box 382, Lawrence, Kan. 

Nebraska Alpha— University of Nebraska— J. R. Foree, State Block, 
Uncoln, Neb. 

Iowa Alpha— Iowa Wesleyan University— J. F. Riggs, Mount Pleasant, Iowa. 

Iowa Beta— State University of Iowa— O, R. Young, Iowa City, Iowa 

Ifinnesota Alpha— University of Mirmesota— J . C. E. King, Minneapolis, 

Kaosfts Alpha Alnmni- Kansas City, Mo. 

IGnnesota Alpha Alumni — MmneapoUs, Mo, 


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Illustrations oh November I . 


Vol. X.— march, 1886.— No. 6. 


I ENJOY the visits of the Scroll very much, as they are now 
almost the only reminders of a very pleasant college life. You 
speak of the importance of alumni support to the Scroll. I 
recognize and appreciate it, but it seems to me that within the 
past year or two I have struck the keynote of the manifest lack 
of interest among alumni of our grand fraternity, over which I 
used to wonder while in college, and about which our brothers 
have oft debated and written, and that is this : The active mem- 
bers neglect their duty in communicating with the correspondent 
members of their chapter. Whether it be true with regard to 
either chapters I do not know ; but true it is (if you will pardon 
personal mention) that I have not heard one word from my chap- 
ter since last spring— nearly a year ago — though I have once or 
twice written members of that body. Was asked shortly before 
their anniversary last winter to contribute my mite in the way of 
something to be read at their private exercises, which I did to the 
best of my poor ability, and have to this day not even heard 
whether their anniversary exercises were held at all, except through 
the meagre account in the Scroll correspondence. Now I do 
not complain about this nor feel hard over it, and should you see 
fit to mention it, would not care to have you locate either the 
writer or the chapter, but simply mention it to show what to mc 
seems the cause of the existing lack of interest among our alumni, 
over which so much thought has been expended. And I firmly be- 
lieve that if you can instil into the minds of the boys the duty 
of looking up and \vritin<> to their " elder brothers " — not too 
often, but sufliciently often to recall their thoughts to Alma Mater 
niul the dear old chapter-hall — that this difficulty will be largely 
overcome, and our alumni will soon be seen as a noble army of 
active workers for Phi Delta Theta's success and glory. 

Yours in the bond, * * * 

"* Kx 1 1. iris from a personal letter. 



Well, here we are after a very long absence, and what an array 
of periodicals not yet commented upon ! The Beia Theta Pi 
(now a monthly), of October to January inclusive, the Crescent^ 
from No. i to No. 5, the Kappa Alpha Journal^ and the Shield of 
Pl^i Kappa Psi, Then the quarterlies — the Delia Kappa Epsilon 
Quarterly (Nos. i and 2), the Chi Phi Quarterly (No. i), the 
Delta Upsilon Quarterly (November and February), the-<4 T Ci 
Palm (September), the Sigma Chi (December), the Sigma Nu 
Delta (December and March) the Purple and Gold (Sos. i and 
2), and last, that charming quartet — the Kappa Alpha Thtla^ the 
Delta Gamma Anchora, the Golden Key, and The Arrow, 

Chivalry demands that the last shall be first in order of review. 
The Arrow is a very neat little quarterly, in its second volume, 
the official organ of the /. C Sorosis. The I. C. is a dangerous 
Order, as a careful perusal of the rhymed version of her found- 
ing will demonstrate : 

Would you like to know the story 

Of the founding of I. C. ? 
Then listen closely to this song, 

Of how it came to be. 
While walking in the garden, 

Before the sun was up, 
A maid found Cupid sleeping there. 

Within a lily's cup. 

She. knew 'twas Cupid by the bow 

And arrow by his side. 
And as she closed the leaves so white 

His eyes he opened wide. 
And quickly then he promised. 

If she would let him go. 
An arrow he would give to her. 

Its secrets she should know. 

To make it speed the faster. 

And touch a heart if cold. 
He made this little arrow 

All out of shining gold. 
He put two letters on it. 

One on either hand, 
'* Infantfs Cupidonis " are 

The words for which they stand. 

To show that he had yielded 

Unto this maiden's powxr, 
He hung a tiny chain across 

To remind us of that hour. 


Then is it any wonder 

We're happy as can be, 
When Cupid was the founder 

Of our dear old I. C. ? 

The deep designs of the Order are not the creatures of mere 
theorizing. A very striking illustration is this extract from Miss 
Lulu Ambler's report of the chapter at Iowa Wesleyan University, 
where also our Iowa Alpha is situated : 

*• One of our ^85 girls has been one of two to tie the mystic knot of matri- 
mony— ii was her Arrow that did it, for it pierced the shield of a Phi Delta 
'1 beta, who fell a willing victim ** 

This, no doubt, was the result of the entertainment thus re- 
ferred 10 : 

•• The Phi Delta Theta's gave an elegant banquet during Commencement, 
nineteen of the thirty ladies present beingl. C.s. The evening was one of 
the most enjoyable and one ever to be remembered. The gentlemen spared 
nothing in making it a perfect success." 

In truth, we tremble for the safety of our Iowa brethren. 
Those arrows seem to strike home, and we fear there are many 

The Portraiture of Women in Poetry is well written, but 
what justification there is for remarks in a fraternity journal on 
The Practical Use of Spiders, we have as yet failed to discover. 
Possibly the spider is valuable for his suggestions. He spins 
his web and has numerous diabolic designs for entrapping happy- 
go-lucky flies, and mayhap the web method is oflfered as superior 
to the Parthian shaft idea, but we can hardly believe that of the 
** Infantes Cupidonis." 

The account of the Convention at Lawrence, Kansas, is highly 
inspiriting. At the banquet B B IT and K W did the honors, 
and the girls separated at a late hour, "all voting it a perfectly 
jolly evening." 

We are led to the conclusion that the I. C. Sorosis is a flourish- 
ing Order, and its journal is most assuredly a credit to it 

The Kappa Alpha Theta is a little more sombre and dignified. 

Our Journal discusses ably the question of purely literary 
efforts in fraternity journalism. 

Our own views could not be more tersely expressed than the 
following words : 

'* I notice in reading the Chapter Correspondence in the last 
issue, that Iota thought the journal ought not to attempt be- 
coming a literary organ. In a certain way I have great sympathy 
'^ith that opinion. It brings us down to the question — what is 
^he object of this journal, and how is that object to be attained? 

*'To the first we have the familiar answers : Mutual acquaint- 
•^nce, mutual interests, mutual improvement Regard part of 


the journal as a literary organ, in the sense in which I suppose 
the expression was used, and we might have readable articles on 
various subjects, from the connection between Russian and Sans- 
crit to a dissertation on drainage ; articles good for the writer to 
write, as interesting as the general run of college essays, and well 
'enough written to make the chapter represented justly proud of 
its members. 

* * But probably no one will suppose that the members of K A €> 
need the journal as a means of improvement in writing. As 
students in college they all have ample opportunity for such work 
in their regular collegiate course, in the college papers where such 
articles are expected, in the literary societies expressly for such 
purposes, and in the ordinary' society work carried on by each 

** Nor will one suppose that the journal is meant to improve the 
minds of the society in general by a series of such articles. The 
magazines of the day are too plenty in our colleges for that. 

' * The object of the journal is to bring all the chapters closer to- 
gether — to give us common aims. Every article should be one 
to be read with interest by all. What will interest all is what we 
know to be occupying the attention of a sister chapter. We all 
have sufficient sympathy and friendly feeling to make her inter- 
ests ours. One chapter, through a variety of circumstances, 
may be especially engaged in some one subject. It may be con- 
nected with society matters, it may be a popular question, it may 
be some theory debated in chapter meetings or discussed in the 
college. Write about it. Say that it is of importance to you, 
that you Theta girls are thinking of it, and the other chapters 
reading it will at once gain some idea of your chapter, of you 
girls, and of your ways of thinking, and perhaps find a new topic 
of thought. In such a way as this there might even arise a ques- 
tion of such importance to all, that all our chapters would be 
thinking and talking of the same subject. There is something 
pleasant about that. It would be like an electric current." 

Such a policy is far better than that of printing essays on Wash- 
ington AND London, The Women of Shakespeare, and the like. 

The bright little Anchora of Delta Gamma frightens us with 
its familiar legend, **The Union of Souls is an Anchor in 
Storms." We look on page 95, and — we felt it — we find tbat 
a Phi of Wisconsin Alpha ^vas ** anchored " by a Delta Gamma, on 
January 12, 1886. For all practical purposes the anchor seems 
as efficacious as the arrow. 

We didn't mind that. But we do protest against the extrava- 
gant use made of the old **sea" metaphor by ** Lambda." 

Lambda is very brave. She lives in Minneapolis. "The winds 
may beat upon Lambda's sails and waves may dash over them, 
but never fear, sisters, Lambda is a sturdy, well built vessel, able, 


we believe, to plough her way through storms, and destined, we 
hope, to pursue her onward course until, with her sisters, she 
casts her trusty anchor in that beautiful harbor where the voyage 
of this life is completed." We would like to take Lambda out 
in a cat-boat on Long Island Sound. We are sure she is very 
courageous, but we hope she won't reach the beautiful harbor just 

Notwithstanding these briny allusions, the Anchora is a well 
edited exponent of Delta Gamma thoughts. 

We positively tremble when we must take the Golden Key in 
hand. We resemble those happy gentlemen who also tremble 
in their proverbial struggle with the door-key in the * * wee sma' 

What can we say to escape the caustic and — even though she 
forbids it — the fair editress ? 

She threatens to hail us as gentle youth, fair sir, or pretty Mr. 
Editor, but we can address her only as fair editress. We can't 
call her journal names — that would be bad form. We' can't 
praise highly, for her keenness would discover flattery. We must 
speak the truth — a strange experience, but we will try our utmost. 
She will bear with us if at first, &c. , for we shall try, try again. 

In the number before us (December, 1885) the chapter letters 
are concise — a merit which seems characteristic of the Key, 
Epicures is rythmical, but out of place. Editorial Stanzas are 
clever, and Exchanges is the department /ar excellence, and truly 

We have been wondering how the Delta Kappa EpsUon Quarterly 
man and Mr. Fisher lived through the terrible ordeal of the se- 
verely sarcastic rebuke administered to them. 

Exchanges and Chapter Letters are the main features of the 
Key. We hope we haven't said too much. We shall be obliged 
if the Key girl will ''go it light " on us, as our health is delicate. 

The Chi Phi Quarterly h2iS improved msfterially under the new 
management. The first number of volume 11 opens with a 
thoughtful article on The College Fraternity, delivered at the 
last convention. In the chapter letters little reference is made to 
other fraternities, and the letters are better arranged and written 
than heretofore. 

In Chi Phi Chaket the question is asked, "What has become 
of that fond desire to be a * National ' fraternity which so crazed 
some of the Greeks not long since?" If we are classed with 
those " some," we might remark that ** the fond desire" is rapidly 
ripening into a reality. That is distinctly and unequivocally our 
policy. Nor has the reorganization of our old chapter at the 
University of California been a slow step in that direction. 

The kindly, good-natured Palm has only visited U5 once, and 
that was last September. As customary, much space is devoted 


to other fraternities and judicious clipping. Its editorials are 
strong and its comments on exchanges tolerant. We should be 
delighted to see more of the Palm than we do. 

Sigma Nu is as yet a young order, and the Sigma Nu Delta 
has not made a very important place for itself It is improving 
steadily, and no doubt as the fraternity advances will advance 
with it. Each number usually contains one or two eminently 
appropriate and one or two eminently inappropriate articles. 

De Fraternitate is worthy of notice, and A Brief History 
OF the Fraternity of the University of Alabama is very inter- 
esting. Such essays as that on James Fennimore Cooper are, of 
course, malapropos in a fraternity journal. 

Occasionally the reporters wax eloquent, as this burst of bril- 
liant metaphor may attest : ''It is our aim to make Sigma Nu a 
star of sparkling lustre, shooting forth its silvery rays through the 
mist of obscurity which has kept our way and future results dark- 
ened." We think this equals the Anchota one about the storms. 

Tlie Sigma Chi has been dilatory. The December number is 
the only one we have received, and that came behind time. Some 
Chapter Histories, extracts from the manuscript of the forth- 
coming catalogue, are interesting and statistical. The chapter 
letters are, at times, humorous. **We were rather surprised," 
observes the Dickinson correspondent, **to find that the last- 
named [0 J ^] had taken in so few men this year, for it seems 
to be a characteristic of them to excel in numbers. We have 
determined to be careful in the choice of our members, and 
quality, not quantity, will be our motto." We were not at all 
surprised to notice in the same report that ** towards the end of 
last year there was reason to think that she [Omicron chapter of 
2 X] would soon die out " 

Perhaps the Omicron was not seriously troubled with this dan- 
ger of quantity against which she inveighs. 

The Illinois Wesleyan correspondent is delightfully frank. 
** We have," writes he, '*the smallest membership of any frater- 
nity here. Phi Delta Theta and Phi Gamma Delta each have 
about eighteen. We only have thirteen, and we do not care for 
more, unless they be of an extra quality. Though only two and 
a half years old, I can frankly say, with an impartial spirit, that 
our chapter is superior to that of ^ -^ ©, which has been estab- 
lished seven years." For ingeniousness and consistency, com- 
mend us to a chapter correspondent of the Sigma Chi, 

The correspondence is offset by the editorials, which are 
usually well written when on Sigma Chi topics. 

The Purple and Gold oi Qh\ Psi is typographically very attrac- 
tive. **01d Union in the '4 o's " is entertaining in its descrip- 
tion of a college town of ye olden days. 

The instructions to correspondents are concise, and show what 


eqaisite in the truly interesting chapter report, and the edito- 
s are excellent. 

The letters are, for the most part, creditable to the chapters and 
orters. One insinuation we must repudiate. In writing of 

annual inter-fraternity hop at the University of Wisconsin, 
1 Delta Theta is spoken of as ** being excluded on general 
aciples." This exclusion (?) — so-called — is notoriously un- 
tifiable, and is owing to the fact that Wisconsin Alpha has 
imed her right to the date of 1859 ^^^ ^^ corresponding rank 
the annuals. In direct violation of fraternity precedent she 

been deprived of that right, and has had the strength and grit 
defend it 

^\l€ Delta Upsilon Quarterly for November contains the oration 
ivered before the convention by the Rev. Orrin P. Gifford. 
is is an able address and well worth reading. It is impossible 
pick portions from it for quotation to do justice to its literar}- 
:ellence. The chapter reports and fraternity news fill the rest 
this number. 

fhe February number contains an account of How J. and I. 
twitted the Freshman. At what place and for what reason we 

left to imagine. Following a brief review of Le Chanson de 
LAND, we find a pathetic song in two verses, in which the writer 
rails the extravagances of youth, and avows what course he 
aid take if he hadn't raised **01d Harry." Chapter re- 
•ts, good-natured Greek gossip, with an additional pun on 
ma Nu, and numerous snaps at W T, and occasionally A K E, 
ow, and the number closes with an article descriptive of a 
i-Hellenic ball, and bewails the '* Might have been." 
V.11 the Greek journals are put to flight by the little coquette 
blue, the ^ r Anchoray which the Quarterly had taken under 
wing in its infancy and which now for some unaccountable 
son turns and shows base ingratitude (?). 
rhe Kappa Alpha yournal joined the monthly magazines last 
tober. Since then its regularity has augured well for the suc- 
s which we among others wish for it. It is conducted on the 
nciple of a semi-literary journal, and following that principle 
>lishes two or three articles in each number, which, as we 
ik, should have no place in a fraternity organ. Who wants to 
d seventeen pages on Poetry, no matter how well written ? 
ve not the members of Kappa Alpha access to enough purely 
rary matter without such articles in their fraternity journals? 
The exchange department is the best feature of iht JournaL 
ws of other fraternities is very full, and occasional clippings 

well selected, 
^e should, however, advise our young friend to use care in 

publication of its Hellenic news. The first observation made 

us runs as follows : 


**Phi Delta Theta and Sigma Alpha Epsilon continue to ini- 
tiate all the college professors who are kind enough to humor 
them in their ridiculous fancy. It is becoming almost impossi- 
ble to separate the honorary from the collegiate members in some 
fraternities. Alpha Tau Omega allows each chapter to initiate 
one ' big man ' a year. Some fraternities, however, need * big 
guns' with which to defend themselves. They are not able to 
stand alone, but must be bolstered up by outside help." 

This is based on the fact of the initiation of two instructors at 
the University of the South. 

In institutions of this kind, where the relation between student 
and professor is entirely different from that in large colleges or 
universities, the professors of their own wish — and if acceptable 
to the chapter — ^join the ranks of active membership, and are not 
honorary members. The generalization as to the difficulty of 
distinguishing collegiate from honorary members is, of course, 
amusing. True, Phi Delta Theta "cannot stand alone." If 
she keeps on at the rate of two professors a year she will be mag- 
nificently ** bolstered up. " 

This, however, is serious : 

** Phi Delta Tneta, in following the phantom of northern ex- 
tension, has neglected her southern interests, which are at this 
juncture clearly in the wane. The chapters at Randolph-Macon, 
Wofford and the V. M. I. are dead, the one at Richmond Col- 
lege is in arHculo mortis, while the chapter at the South Carolina 
College is far inferior to most of the chapters at that institution. 
The chapters at Vanderbilt University, Emory College, and the 
University of Alabama constitute the back-bone of Phi Delta 
Theta influence in the South, though even at the last-named in- 
stitution the southern characteristic of Phi Delta Theta of pre- 
ferring quantity to quality seems to prevail to too g^eat an extent 
to give the chapter the influence it should wield. The other 
chapters are generally full ones, but heterogenous in composition 
and weak in local influence." 

To begin, the Randolph- Macon and Wofford chapters have 
not been depended upon by us for some time, and anti-Greek 
laws have been enacted at V. M. I. The chapter at Richmond 
needs no praise from us. This year, by the graduation of a large 
number of members and the failure to return of others, the mem- 
bership is small — an accident that has happened to the best of 
chapters. The insinuation as to S. C. Beta is best dispelled by 
\ht Journal itself It says : 

"In our editorial notice of -P^/ Delta Theta in last issue we 
stated that the chapter at South Carolina College was far inferior 
to most of the chapters at that institution. We are unwilling to 
do any one an injustice, and it gives us pleasure to state that the 
information upon which the above statement was based was, to 


that extent, erroneous. We are glad to have learned recently, 
from Mr. Lewis W. Parker, South Carolina College, that Phi Delta 
Theta ranks exceedingly high at that institution." 

As to our other chapters in the South, it is unnecessary for us 
to defend them against the charge of heterogeneity. We have 
noticed frequently that when our exchanges charge us with chap- 
ters of that kind that those chapters are "full ones." It is a 
curious coincidence that every prosperous chapter is, in the eyes 
of our exchanges, '* too large." As to the phantom of Northern 
extension, it seems hardly worth while to discuss the subject. If 
K A will send a representative North, we will take pleasure in 
showing him a few of the phantom chapters. Some of these 
ghostly figures are fairly healthy and lively. We never took them 
for phantoms till the Journal told us so. 

Notwithstanding these occasional lapses, the Journal is ably 

The Crescent 0/ Delta Tau Delta is characteristic for its excellent 
news of the Greek world, its terse editorials, and its poor chapter 
letters. The January number is mainly taken up with clippings 
from the Anchora^ Shield, Scroll, and New York Times, Good- 
Night AND Joy be with you All is as good a fraternity song as 
we have read in some time. The Address to the Convention 
(November) is brief and wholesome. The chapter correspond- 
ence is usually weak, and needs much improvement. 

The Shield of Phi Kappa Psi has struggled bravely from the 
t>'pographical standpoint, and under the management of the 
Kansas Alpha chapter is improving. Its pages are devoted, for 
the most part, to its own news and to discussions of Phi Kappa 
Psi questions. A very sensible editorial on the subject of exten- 
sion observes : ** If the policy suits Phi Delta Theta. the rest of 
us cannot complain. Their business is their business. This is 
the day of extension and growth." 

With more care in the arrangement and mechanical work the 
Shield will be entitled to hold a good rank in fraternity journal- 

The Delta Kappa Epsilon Quarterly and the Beta Theta Pi will 
be reviewed in No. 7. The Kappa Sigma Quarterly, Zeta Psi 
Quarterly, Phi Gamma Delta, Sigma Alpha Epsilon Record, and 
the Star and Crescent have not been received by us. 


From the Sigma Chi. 

The question of the financial conduct of chapters has not 
received the attention and study that it deserves. The members 
have been absorbed in discussions of the apparently weightier 
matters of the fraternity, and have endeavored 10 promote its 
advancement and enjoyment through other channels. Outside 


of the chapter meetings it has not received the notice or promi- 
nence which is deserving of the dignity of discussion. It has 
generally assumed this abbreviated and sharp expression : "You 
owe so much, please pay at once." (We are referring to indi- 
vidual chapters). The form of having a treasurer is gone through 
with, and he collects the assessments, pays the bills, and closes 
the accounts with, * * spent it all, " If one should endeavor to find 
how much had been paid for the chapter house, general fraternity 
expenses, for the magazine, for furniture, running expenses and 
banquets, he would in all probability find the items of expenses 
and disbursements so thoroughly mixed that it would require a 
professional bookkeeper to solve the problem. 

Where there is carelessness in keeping accounts, one will find 
general neglect in collecting money and paying bills. Individuals 
and chapters will be in debt, and when the thumb-screws of 
authority are put on there will be general dissatisfaction, and to 
raise the amount of indebtedness will require heroic and some- 
times painful measures. There is no reason for having any such 
experience if proper care and attention is given to the finances of 
the individual. I say of the individual, for in matters of this 
kind one deals with units, or a person at a time. When each 
member has done his part, there is no question of a chapter's 
insolvency. If there is any deficiency it occurs through the neg- 
ligence of the treasurer or the indifference of one or two members 
of the chapter whose resources have been diminished by needless 
and thoughtless expenditures. There are persons, it would seem, 
whose conduct of their money affairs would indicate a sort of 
financial obliquity. They can Scarcely get a dollar without wasting 
it or spending it foolishly. There is a noted author who has 
written some excellent books, and some of his descriptions are 
worthy "to be named with the modern classics, whose financial 
obliquity was something marvelous. He was a man of family, 
and had barely enough to eat or drink, let alone indulging in luxu- 
ries. One day, he saw a beautiful horse. It was such a fine 
trotter, and so perfect, as horses always are which are offered for 
sale. He inquired the price, and without further parley bought 
the animal — on trust. How that poor family suffered to pay for 
that horse, until the original owner, weary of waiting and '* dun- 
ning," took him back at a greatly reduced price. There are per- 
sons, too, who have a grammatical obliquity, who cannot speak 
or write a sentence without committing some grammatical blunder. 
It would be charitable, no doubt, to think these bad qualities are 
inherited, and, therefore, excusable. If there were no means of 
remedy at hand it would be pardonable ; but with all the 
modem advantages of books innumerable on these subjects, of 
newspapers, magazines and teachers, it would seem almost a sin 
and crime against oneself not to be able to cast up one's own 


account correctly, as it is not to be able to deliver a correct Eng- 
lish sentence. 

In the matter of financial accounts there are two elements 
required — system and carefulness. One is dependent on the other. 
One may possess a perfect system, but unless care and attention 
are given to the items and units, it will avail nothing. No busi- 
ness man should ever expect success until he has mastered the 
principles of book-keeping. The principles for classifying and 
arranging accounts in books are so few that one can easily master 
them in a comparatively short time. A college man should make 
sure of this one accomplishment, even at the expense of Greek 
or Latin. 

The position of treasurer is one of the most important in society. 
The first essential characteristic of a treasurer is honesty. If he 
borrows from his friend and classmate and says he will repay on 
such a day, and does not, and offers no excuse or explanation, 
there is * * one nail in his cofl6n " sure. 

The treasurer should never pay out money without a proper 
voucher, duly authorized by the society or power that created him. 
All vouchers should be certified to by the president and secretary, 
and should be carefully preserved,— at least until he has made 
his final report and his successor is appointed. A receipt should 
be given by the treasurer for all money received, stating from 
whom, the amount, and the purpose. In this manner, in case of 
error or dispute, the mistake may be found and corrected. 

Before giving a form and method for keeping the chapter books, 
I wish to call attention to another point, which is too often over- 
looked as something of no great importance. It is the matter of 
auditing the treasurer's accounts. No one should accept the 
oflftce of treasurer unless he can have his books and money verified 
by an auditor, or an examining committee. Far from casting 
any reflection on his integrity, it rather increases confidence in 
him to insist on having his accounts examined. He should never 
turn over the books and papers to his successor until he is fully 
and honorably discharged, and his accounts are properly attested 
by the auditor. 

The books recommended to be used by the chapter are as fol- 
lows : 

1. Cash-book, with debit account on one and credit account on 
the opposite paj^e. Nothing but cash items should go into the 
book. All cash received should be placed on the debit side, 
stating '*To" whose credit or fund it is to be credited. All cash 
paid out should go on the credit side, stating. the account and for 
what the money is paid. 

2. A Journal, in which all accounts not strictly cash should be 
kept. For instance, a transcript of the secretary's minutes which 
relate to the appropriation of certain moneys, or resolutions which 


are passed affecting liie conduct of the treasurer ; bills receivable 
and payable ; and sundry accounts which should be journalized 
in order to post them into the ledger. 

3. A Ledger, in which are posted the cash and journal items. 
There should be a page given to each member of the chapter ; a 
page given for each of the following accounts : fuel and light, 
rent, library, chapter-house, magazine, Grand Treasurer, cata- 
logue, history account, etc. In this way, by turning to the ledger 
account of any fund, one can tell the exact condition of it. The 
money given for any particular fund should never be used for any 
purpose other than the one to which it belongs. It would be a 
gross dereliction of duty for a treasurer to assume to appropriate 
money from one fund to apply on another, unless suitable action 
had been taken by the chapter directing him to do so. A set of 
books, such as is recommended, is inexpensive, and when properly 
kept, will give an exact history of the financial growth and devel- 
opment of the chapter, its resources and liabilities. 

In order that each one may know how much his share or 
assessment will be per month, the officers of the chapter should 
arrange an appropriation bill or list of expenditures which will be 
necessary to be paid during the year. This list should be brought 
before the chapter and its vote passed on each item. The treas- 
urer will then know just how much money he will have to raise, 
and it will then be an easy matter for him to adjust an assessment 
on the members. The assessment will of course vary, according 
to the number of men in the chapter, and the new appropriations 
which will be made during the year, and which were not included 
in the original financial budget. If there are new members, they 
will be assessed their share at the beginning of the month follow- 
ing their entrance to the chapter. The assessment should be 
made out and paid promptly, in advance. It is the custom of 
some people never to pay for anything unless they are requested 
to do so. It is a selfish and unprofitable habit, and should be 
avoided, and an effort made to correct it. Go to the one who 
receives the money and tender your dues, and do not allow him 
to be embarrassed by ** dunning" you for them. The treasurer 
has quite enough to do without being obliged to run after the 
members to make them pay. If there is a disposition on the part 
of some one to be slow and careless in the payment of dues, it 
might be corrected by adopting a system of fines, such as increas- 
ing the dues 25 per cent, if they are not paid on time. Make the 
dues payable on the first of each month, and if they are not paid 
within five days after that date, impose the fine. Another way, 
and one perhaps as good, if not better, is to add 25 per cent, to 
the original appropriation, and if the assessment is paid before 
the fifth of each month, in advance, deduct 25 per cent, from the 
amount, otherwise collect the full amount. In this manner it will 


be an object to be prompt, and those who adhere to the rule will 
be properly rewarded. 

The matter of debt has been mentioned. Its pernicious influ- 
ence is so demoralizing to the growth and welfare of the chapter, 
as well as to the individual, that I cannot let the opportunity pass 
without one more word of comment. It is claimed by some per- 
sons that they never saved money or property till they went in 
debt for it, — that it' compelled them to work. If a man wants to 
enter a tread-mill of this kind and be whipped up every few 
months or weeks bv creditors, he should run in debt. He must 
take all the chances — sickness, fluctuations of trade, financial 
depression, robbery, fire and death — all of these or any one of 
them rftay sweep in and destroy hope and make him a bankrupt. 
Do you say that it is safe to go in debt then, when by careful 
industry and strict integrity you can accomplish a happier end } 
Surely not The idea of debt is a deception, especially to the 
debtor. It is received as a sweet morsel under the tongue, but 
how often does it turn to gall and wormwood. In the larger 
transactions of life the system of credit is necessary. It is based 
on confidence, and is the result of long and tried experience. 
The business of a college student does not need it. No one in 
college should attempt it unless through absolute necessity. If 
you do borrow, be prompt to pay. Remember the little financial 
obligations to discharge them. It will help you to discharge the 
larger ones It is related of Gen. Geo H. Thomas that, before 
going into battle, it was his custom to go among his men inspect- 
ing their fire-arms and equipments, and giving them words of 
advice The smallest detail did not escape his notice. One of 
his artiller)' men has told how he examined every strap and buckle, 
and once he gave instructions *'to keep everything in order; 
the fate of a battle may turn on a buckle or a linch-pin." The 
habits formed by a young man in college will in a large measure 
determine his success in life. It is seldom that really great events 
disturb the serenity of a college life. They are the little things 
that spring up and adjust themselves according to the wisdom and 
judgment exercised in directing them. Protecting one's financial 
credit and integrity should be the aim of every student, both in 
college and in the world. Looking back over your short experi- 
ence in college life, the real accomplishments you have acquired 
have come through hard work. Others may not know it or credit 
it. but you know how you worked and what it all cost. The 
same will be true in life. The prizes won in life are the result of 
labor, of thought and action crystalized. There is no luck 
except it be bought with labor. The most humble disciple of 
chance must follow the Biblical injunction : '* In the sweat of thy 
face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground." 



The question has been much discussed by members of all Greek 
orders, as to what the true fraternity journal should be. We 
have watched the criticisms and noted the different views both 
within and without our own fraternity, and we have definitely 
reached conclusions which we think will be those of the major- 
ity of Phi Delta Theta. 

A fraternity journal, as we hold, should be devoted to fraternity 
topics exclusively. First and foremost should be the chapter 
news. Our experiment of summarizing reporters' letters con- 
vinced us of that very decidedly. Discussions of chapter life, 
fraternity management, short stories, songs and observations 
pertinent to ^ ^ interests should supplement the news depart- 
ment, and then, if space allows, reviews of exchanges or Greek 
world items. This is the clearly determined policy of the Scroll, 
and where our friends observe that the Scroll is interesting 
mainly to Phi Delta Theta, they are paying us the compliment 
we prize most. Of course if it were possible we should devote 
more pages to other fraternities; for every Phi should be a well 
informed fraternity man, but when we are pressed, we never fail 
to give Phi subjects the preference over anything else. 

This is our view of a fraternity journal. 

The review of the fraternity journals commenced in this num- 
ber will be completed in No. 7. The article on Financial 
Matters in Chapters clipped by us is well worth a careful read- 
ing. It is an excellent survey of a subject highly important to 
chapter welfare, but one that has absorbed very little attention. 

Mr. Elliot, the author, is perhaps a little too exact, but the 
necessity for a systematized management of money matters is un- 
fortunately not sufficiently recognized. 

Our chapter treasurers will find some good suggestions on the 
question of chapter finances. 

A CORRESPONDENT wishes to know why our editorials are so 
brief. They are designedly so. What we find necessary to say 
can be said concisely, and we have always believed that short 
editorials are surer to be read and remembered, when long ones 


may not be. As a certain New York editor would say, short 
editorials are the equals of long editorials, only they are much 
superior to them. 

Our extension policy seems to bother some of our contempo- 
raries. Brother Bassett, in the Februar)' Scroll, well outlined it 
I f repetition is necessary, we might say that Phi Delta Theta is 
striving to build up a national order, and will take such steps as 
may best accomplish that end. 


From the Editors. 

Occasionally reporters will be very unfortunate in sending re- 
ports just too late for a number and too early for the next. A 
report that might have been interesting in February might need 
rewriting for March. No fault has been found by us, and unless 
we inform reporters to that eflfect, they may be assured that the 
only cause of non publication was the late date of receiving 

Reports for April should be sent immediately. Our Febru- 
ary number put us a little behind, and we are trying to regain 
lost time. 

From the Business Manager. 

Correspondents will please forward all payments of Scroll 
taxes and individual subscriptions to the business manager, 
addressed *'P. O: Box 1398, New York, N. Y.," and make all 
P. O. money orders, checks, drafts, etc., payable to '* order of 
E. H. L. Randolph." The business department of the Scroll 
is concerned merely with the financial management and the 
distribution of the Scrolls after printed. In regard to either of 
these matters communicate with the business manager direct at 
the address above given. Otherwise prompt attention cannot 
be guaranteed. I cannot refrain from adding that the many 
kind expressions and attentions have served in great measure to 
lighten the burden of my continued illness, and are but another 
evidence of that true fraternity which is the not vain boast of 
* J 0. E. H. L Randolph. 




Maine Alpha, Colby University. 

We open, our term with our ranks refilled by those of our 
numbers who have been teaching during the winter. 

Our delegates to the Province Convention returned filled with 
the true spirit of Phis, overflowing with enthusiasm and deeply 
impressed with the results of this our first convention. 

Our outlook for new men is very favorable, and our 
'*spikers" are armed and in the field ready for the coming con- 

Brother Beverage, '87, who has been away for the last two 
terms, will be with us again. 

March 16, 1886. Geo. E. Googins. 

New York Gamma, College of the City of new York. 

The Nu chapter of J K E has sent a committee to your late 
Reporter requesting a retraction of two charges which appeared 
in the January Scroll, viz. : that the withdrawal of their repre- 
sentatives Irom the Microcosm Board was unauthorized, and that 
this action was privately opposed by some members. 

As regards the first, although it was generally believed that 
the charge was true and circumstances so led me to think, yet as 
they affirm such is not the fact, I hereby withdraw what I have 
said. As regards the second charge, 1 cannot as yet do like- 
wise. To disprove information the origin of which is clear and 
unequivocal I must receive more than a mere assurance to the 
contrary. Albert Shiels. 

Pennsylvania Alpha, Lafayette College. 

Our delegates returned from the Province Convention with the 
determination to do more vigourous work in the future, and 
with the sincere conviction that Phi Delta Theta is to be the fra- 
ternity of the future. 

We have increased our chapter property by the purchase of a 
handsome book-case. Brother Carey, '86, is in the West acting 
as salesman for a well known Eastern manufacmring company ; 
will return, however, to take his examination and to graduate. 

Brother Jadwin, '88, is no longer with us. He received an 
appointment to West Point, which he accepted, to our sincere re- 
gret. The best wishes of Pa. Alpha go with him. 


We have initiated two more men from '89, whose names will 

; found in the list of initiates. 

So the good work goes on. 

March 15, 1886. Harrt L. Moors. 

Pennsylvania Beta, Pennsylvania College. 

It was with regret that Pennsylvania Beta could send but one 
legate to the Alpha Province Convention. Our duties were 
ch that we could not have a larger representation. 
The report of our delegate, brother Charles T. Aikens, has 
med anew the sparks of our love and ardor for ^ J 0. Cer- 
inly the convention was in all respects a success ; and we have 
•od reason to congratulate ourselves as Phis. 
Since my last report we have added another name to our roll, 
id in brother Miller we now have a representative in the Pre- 
fatory Department 

On the evening of the 2 2d of February, the Pbrenakosmian Lit- 
ary Society celebrated her "biennial exercises." The exer- 
ies consisted of six orations, interspersed with appropriate 
usic. Of the six speakers, ^ J @ had three, namely, brothers 
. H. Rouzer, T. B. Seigle, and your Reporter. 
March 3, 1886. T. L. Crouse. 

Pennsylvania Gamma, Washington and Jefferson College. 

The work of Alpha ProWnce Convention has roused up our 
>lated chapter to a greater interest than ever in our great Broth- 
hood. As a chapter we were never before in better working 
im. Our membership is twenty-three (23), a greater number 
an at any time since our founding ten years ago, and there 
ay be several accessions before commencement 
March 13, Charles Wherry Hays, '88, a brother of Walter G. 
[ays, whose initiation was reported in last Scroll, joined our 
nks. These gentlemen are sons of Rev. Dr. George P. Hays, 
rmerly President of Washington and Jefferson, and late Moder- 
or of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of 

The management of the Washington Jeffersonian was recently 
laced in the hands of the literary societies. At the first election 
•r constituting the editorial force, brother Henry T. Stewart, 
7, was elected local editor by the Philo and Union Society, 
[is election was a veritable Waterloo over his competitor. 
All interest is now centering in the sixteenth annual contest 
5tween the literary societies March 24. Brother W. A. Kinteris 
le orator of the Franklin and Washington Society. For the last 
iree contests Phi Delta Theta has had the successful orator, and 
is our hope that the line of succession will not be broken this 


time. The alumni Phis of Pittsburgh and Alleghany are coming 
over in full force contest night We are making preparations to 
receive them, perhaps, in the form of a reunion, widi the inevi- 
table banquet. 

"And brother, had you known our hall within." 

At all events we will see to it that the old boys taste once again 
of the sweets of fraternal life. 

We would like to complete our files of the Scroll. Begin- 
ning with volume 6 we can exchange any or all numbers. We 
want numbers from volume i through volume 5. 

March 16. A. J. Montgomery, Jr. 

Pennsylvania Delta, Allegheny College. 

The opening of our new fraternity rooms was the event of the 
season in fraternity circles at Allegheny. A reception was given 
the ladies odfL A Q and K K F. Enough can scarcely be said 
of the beautiful appearance of the rooms, made particularly at- 
tractive and cheerful by the presence of about forty happy 
' * Greeks. " Those who have seen the other fraternity halls of 
the college pronounce Phi Delta Theta's the finest in the city. 

The early part of the evening was spent in social chat and 
in singing Phi and Kappa songs, much to the amusement of all. 
The Kappa's musical talent added greatly to the enjoyment of 
the occasion. Refreshments were served by Gary, one of Mead- 
ville's most popular caterers. Taken all in all, the occasion may 
well be remembered as marking an epoch in the history of 
Penna Delta. Brother Gase, *%^, was present. 

Brothers Wells and Murray gave glowing reports of the conven- 
tion of Alpha Province. 

Brothers Kerr and Murray have been sick for several days, but 
are now improving and hope to be in college in a few days. 

March 15, 1886. C. P. Lynch. 

Brother Lynch was the successful competitor in the oration 
contest of Philo Franklin Literary Society on Friday evening, the 
1 2th. W. 


Georgia Alpha, University of Georgia. 

Our impatience occasioned by the late appearance of the Feb- 
ruary Scroll, was equalled only by the joyous emotions pro- 
duced on reading its contents. We congratulate the Alpha 
chapters of New York, California and Massachusetts, upon their 
accession to our noble and beloved firatemity, and extend to 
them the right h^pd qf fellowship and fidelity. 


We have lately lost two good Phis, brothers Humphries and 
jynolds, by their withdrawal from the university. Brother 
iynolds withdrew to go into business, and brother Humph« 
s on account of his heath. Brothers Arnold and Reed were 
:ently elected Spring Debaters in the Phi Kappa Literary So- 
5ty. We have now two representatives on the staff of the Re- 
rteTy the journal of the university. We have been represented 
I the staff since the beginning of the session. Several of our 
en hold important class offices, and others occupy prominent 
isitions in the University Athletic Association. 
The class of '86 will probably visit Luray Caverns in Virginia, 
out the first of May. 

We had an exceedingly pleasant visit from brother S. P. Gil- 
rt, our Providence President, the first week in February. 
March i8, 1886. Jas. J. Gilbert. 

Alabama Beta, State Agricultural College. 

The second term has just begun, with brighter prospects for the 

allege than for several years. 

We had initiated eight men up to the beginning of the present 

rm, and on the night of February 13th another worthy man 

as transported from the darkness of barbarism to the light of 

recian culture upon the ** William Goat" of Phi Delta Theta. 

Brother B. L. Boy kin, '87, Alabama Alpha, has recently with- 

awn from the university, and entered this college. 

We now number sixteen. L. W. Spratling. 

March ist, 1886. 

Mississippi Alpha, University of Mississippl 

Our chapter is in a most prosperous condition, and we are 
ill in the *^ road of success." The thirty-seventh anniversary of 
le Hermean Society was celebrated on the 26th ult. H. M. 
ninn was the anniversarian, and I am happy to say that he 
:qaitted himself with much honor, as well as the Hermean 
>ciety, which showed their true appreciation of him by selecting 
im to fill the highest position that the society can bestow upon 
ciy one, and it is with pleasure that I state that the society could 
ave bestowed this honor on no one more deserving or more 
orthy of it than Mr. H. M. Quinn. 

Brother T. W. Yates leaves to-morrow, en route for Birming- 
am, Ala. . at which place he has accepted a lucrative position. 
Irother Yates has ever been a most zealous and devoted Phi 
luce his connection with us. He has always looked to the 
iterest of Phi Delta Theta in every way, and it is with much 
^et that we have to part with one who has been with us so long, 


and for whom we have the strongest ties of afifection. We wish 
him much success and prosperity at his new home. 

Brother J. G. Couillard was compelled to return home on 
account of illnesss, though we hope to see him back again at an 
early day. Brother Couillard is one of our most promising mem- 
bers, and it was with much regret that we bade him "farewell." 

Brother C. W. Frazer is still at his home in Memphis, Tenn. 
He was compelled to return home on account of sickness, and 
we are expecting him to return to us soon, though as yet he has 
not entirely recovered. Our number, fourteen, has dwindled to 
eleven members, still we are not at all discouraged, but are work- 
ing our best. There is not much " material " to secure this 
session* John M. Ouveiu 

March 7th, 1886. • 

Tennessre Alpha, Vanderbilt University. 

"They kept the even tenor of their way," gives a very full and 
trustworthy account of the doings of the members of Tennessee 
Alpha for the past few months. 

Intermediate examinations have come and |?one, and as usual 
have lefl not a few discontented beings behind who are now 
engaged in bewailing their "rock-bottom" grades. They will 
nurse their discontent until finally, when if luck and close applica- 
tion favor the studious, all will go well. 

Intermediate is a godsend to the boys. It acts as a most pow- 
erful stimulant to their lagging eflforts, and thus preserves a good 
average for the ten months. 

The beginning of the new term was celebrated by the initiation 
of four excellent men, all of whom are still living. 

Our success in the selection of Phis has been exceptionally fine 
this scholastic year. Five in the former, four in the latter half. 
The names of the brethren are : Charles Humphreys Wyche, 
North Carolina, Theological, '88 ; Fennel Parrish Turner, Ten- 
nessee, A.B., '89 ; Robert Ernest Crockett, Tennessee, A.B., 87; 
Pope Taylor, Tennessee, B.S., '89. 

Three brethren have lately slipped from the protecting care of 
our fraternal band, into the comparatively hostile midst of the 
outer barbarians. They have our good wishes, and will no doubt 
succeed in their future life, as Tennessee Alpha is just supersti- 
tious enough to put faith in the old shoe doctrine. These three 
wanderers were hit in the back with an old shoe, accompanied by 
the friendly exhortation of "go it, boots," from the president 

These brethren are: Ira Bowman, M.D., who has not yet 
selected a place wherein to plant himself; Ralph Worden, Th G., 
who will locate in Nevada, Mo., and Will Jack, who has returned 
to his home in M^nipbis, 


Four of Tennessee Alpha's alumni have lately "trod the 
planks." That's what it is said they did. It's an idiomatic 
expression for sailing the briny deep, and has completely usurped 
the place of the latter expression, in the tourist's language. 
Brothers Jackson, Palmer and Campbell have returned. Good- 
pasture is still in Spain. Chambers Kellar. 

March i, 1886. 

Ohio Epsilon, Buchtel College. 

The Primary oratorical contest, which has been looked forward 
to with great interest, was held in the college chapel on the even- 
ing of February 3. Phi Delta Theta was represented by two of 
the four contestants. Brother Page, '86, spoke on The Spirits of 
Phillips and Webster, and brother Thompson, '86, on Emerson, 
Phi Delta Theta secured first and second honors, and the contest 
Bras very close and exciting, brother Page winning by one-third 
per cent, over brother Thompson, the average being respectively 
^i 5-6 and 91 1-2. 

Brother Pixley, '87, has assumed the editorship of the leading 
Breekly paper of the county. The Akron City Times, He still 
pursues his college studies. 

Brother I. C. Tomlinson, '80, who has for a long time resided 
n the city, and who was a member of the Alumni chapter here, 
las gone to Tuft's Divinity School to study for the ministry. 

On the evening of February 12, brother H. A. Keeley, '79, of 
ie Cleveland bar, delivered one of the most interesting lectures 
>f this year's course. His subject was Pompeii, 

For representing the senior class at the Commencement in June, 
'he Faculty chose five, of which two are Phis, Brothers Thomp- 
son and Page. 

Ohio Epsilon has enjoyed two recent visits from brother A. A. 
Steams, '79, of the G. C. 

Brother Oliver M. Pleasants, formerly of '87, paid us a visit about 
the 18th. 

Brother F. N. Slade, '87, visited us on his way to New York 
3ty, where he expects to remain for some time. 

Brother J. H. Aydelott, '80, is teaching in California, near San 

Fraternities here are as follows : 

/S T J— '86, 2 ; 'S7. 3 ; '88» '^ ; '89. i -7- 
Lone Star (local)— '86, i ; '87, 3 ; '88, 2 ; '89, 1—7. 
* J ©—'86, 4 ; '87. 5 ; '88, o ; '89, i ; '90, i— 11. 
K K r— '86, 4 ; '87, I ; '88, 5 ; '89, 3 ; unclassified, 2—15. 
^ r— '86, o ; '87, 4 ; '88, o ; 89, 3 ; 90, i ; 91, i ; unclassi- 
ied 3 — 1 2 
March 4, 1886. A. A. Kohler. 


P. S. — March 6, '86. — This morning, at two o'clock, Akron 
saw the worst fire ever known in her history. Ferdinand Schu- 
macher's great oat meal mills, with the exception of one, together 
with his beautiful and costly oflfice, burned to the ground. Ohio 
Epsilon's beautiful hall was in this office. We always boasted of 
having one of the finest halls in the fraternity, but now it is no 
more. By the hard work and sacrifice of our boys, and by the 
kindness of a few other fellow Greeks, all our valuables, including 
carpet and furniture, were saved. Although we can never expect 
to have as beautiful a room as that one was, yet we shall get the 
best we can. and move in by the next term. A. A. K. 

Kentucky Alpha, Centre College. 

On the 26 th of February the Chamberlain Society elected their 
representatives to speak in 1887 at the annual celebration of 
Washingron's Birthday. 

The KA% put up a man — a sophomore — ^for the much coveted 
position of first speaker, who, besides an oration, delivers an 
address to the members of the society. 

They confidently expected to elect their man, but brother F, 
N. Lee, '87, was the winning man. 

After the election the Society was invited to an oyster supper at 
the expense of the successful candidates. 

The election in the Demologian Society does not come ofif until 
the 7th of May. 

The twenty-second celebration, which is the great event of the 
year after Commencement here, passed off very well this year. 
The bogus programme contained some very good hits. 

In the afternoon the senior class buried Butler's Analogy with 
imposing ceremonies. 

We are happy to see brothers Vaughn and W. E. Knight in 
Danville occasionally, though it looks as though the latter was 
making prepartions to take away one of our true Phi girls forever. 

At the recent examinations not a Phi failed to pass in any study. 
This cannot be said of any other fraternity in Centre College. 

We have been having very regular meetings this year. Some 
of them very interesting ones. 

Brother J. C. Hamilton, who is now at home at Flat Creek, 
Ky., has the deepest sympathy of the whole chapter in his loss of 
a brother who, though not a Phi, was a brother of two Phis, and 
so was almost one of us. R. S. Dawson. 

March 3. 1886. 



Indiana Beta, Wabash College. 

We have not initiated any men this term yet, because we have 
twenty-three members already, and also because we do not see 
any one whom we want. The other fraternities here occasion- 
ally take in a new man, but we have nothing to fear from them, 
for we are so much stronger than they. 

Brother Harding, of '87, was appointed a representative in the 
annual contest between the literary societies on February 22. 

Hymen has been doing his work among the alumni of Indiana 
Beta. Brother Walter C. Sivyer, '83, who is practising law in 
Dakota, was recently married to Miss Effie Lucas, of Crawfords- 
ville, Indiana. The best wishes of all Phis go with them for a 
happy and prosperous life. 

We notice in the January Scroll some remarks taken from 
correspondents to Beta Theta Pi, concerning our chapter here. 
That article has been read by all of us in their own magazine. 
We wish merely to defend ourselves and correct some errors. 

Both these correspondents have not only used the truth with 
astonishing economy, but the statements they make are undeni- 
ably false. Both of them were laboring under the difficulty of 
vindicating their chapter in the eyes of their offended and reform- 
ing brothers, and were trying to establish a record of superiority 
by sullying the good record of another fraternity. One of them 
says, "Beta Theta Pi is acknowledged to be several lengths in the 
van of all rivals by the other fraternities. " That statement is an 
unvarnished falsification. I have been in college longer than either 
of the correspondents ; and since I have been here -5 ^ U, is not 
now, nor never has been, in the van. The average scholarship of 
their chapter is poor, and all know it. In every class in college 
our men have a higher standard than they. In the last examinati6n 
the grades which were highest were carried by our men. I do 
not want this to be taken on my authority, but the records of the 
college will show this, and it cannot be denied by any one. 

As for Mr. Kieff, whom they call ' * a man of mature age and 
judgment" and *' their best man," he was expelled from our 
chapter for "persistent violation of the bond," and was after- 
wards taken in by the Betas . The whole college knew he had been 
expelled, and the Betas did not raise themselves in the estimation 
of the college by this action. TI.e statement of his being "head 
and shoulders above any ^ z^ 0, in his class " is entirely untrue. 
We have four men in his class, and every one has a higher scholar- 
ship than he has. 

The words written about us by the correspondent are what we 
should expect from him. He professes to be a friend of ^ J ©, 
but is really a bitter enemy, doing everything in his power to in- 


jure us. While we have friends among the Betas we expect noth- 
ing but scheming enmity from him. 

We have said these things not to injure J5 U, because we do 
not wish to do it, but to maintain our position, to defend our- 
selves before the fratemitv, and to answer some of the false in- 
sin nations of the two correspondents. 

Jan. 28, 1886. John G. Lovell. 

Indiana Zeta, De Pauw University, 

Indiana Zeta still moves grandly onward in spite of a few 
losses. One of our number, brother Gahring, '87, has gone 
home to York, Pa,, on account of weak eyes, but we expect him 
back next year. 

Probably before this number reaches us we shall be compelled 
to part with two of our active members in the Law School, viz. : 
brother Locke, of the Junior Class, whom we hope will return 
next year, and brother Brown, of the Senior Class. Brother 
Brown, our jolly, active, earnest, faithful brother, although he 
has been with us scarcely a year, cannot depart without leaving 
many friends and a good record behind him. 

One of our resident alumni members recently made a bold 
plunge into matrimony, and the reception the Phi boys and Mrs. 
Bridge's Kappa Kappa Gamma sisters gave the happy couple in 
our hall can be mentioned but not described. 

We have recently added to our chapter another noble member 
of '89, brother Allen. Next term we hope to have with us again 
brother James Kern. 

We were pleased to receive calls from our old brothers Bever 
and Christie. 

March 6, 1886. T. C. Hopxins. 

Missouri Alpha, Missouri State University. 

Nothing has occurred of late to disturb the equanimity of 
Missouri Alpha, and we are anxious to have something of un- 
usual interest occur. 

On last Saturday morning brother H. R. Williams was pre- 
sented with the gold medal lately awarded to him in the Junior 
oratorical contest The presentation was made by our honored 
Professor of Physics, Dr. W, B. Smith, who, in most beautiAil 
and elegant language, spoke of Brother Williams' late victory, 
&c., and then in the name of the literary societies, presented to 
him the medal. 

Brother R. M. Dooley, of the Law Class, has gone to Benkle- 


mui, Nebraska, for his heahh, where he will remain unlil Oc- 
tober and then enter the St. Louis Law School. 

Brother Geo. W.' Coffman, '84, who has been attending the 
College of Homoeopathic Medicine, in Chicago, paid us a short 
visit a few days ago tn rouU lor his home at Carrollton. 

We hear occasioaally of the tritimphsofour brothers elsewhere, 
and one of the most pleasing of these is an honor gained bjr one of 
Missoan Alpha's men of last year. Brother J. D. Lewright, who 
attended our school last year and who is at Missouri Medical 
College in St Lonis, this year, was awarded first prize in Chem- 
istry, bis grade being 98.5, while the grade that gained second 
prize was 80, and in a contest to which over joo were eligible 
and in which 40 competed. 

An Inter-Collegiate contest in oratory his been established be- 
tween the University and Westminister College at Fulton, in 
which the University is, to be represented by four men, two of 
whom are Phis. 

On Saturday night next, the annual Inter-Society contest 
takes place, and the Phis have two men on, both representing 
the Union Liteiar}- Society. 

The 2 N fraternity established a chapter here a few days ago, 
as I have already reported, with five men, and has now reached 
the number of ten, and is in a most ezcellentand prosperous con- 

March a, 1886. H. W.Clark. 

Nebraska Alpha, University of Nzbraska. 

Thb celebration of Charter day wag the only thing which broke 
into the regular university work during last month. The 15th 
of February was observed by us as a holiday, and in the 
evening students, (acuity and friends of the university met in the 
chapel to hear short speeches suitable to the occasion. 

Brother Frankforier was one oi four chosen by the students to 
represent them. The faculty alumni and first board of regents 
were also represented, and Prof. Sherman composed a song, and 
Prof. Edgrcn a poem for the occasion. 

On the 13th of February, we initiated W. L. Stephens, who 
has been here since the first of this college year. He was a 
member of Phi Kappa Psi at Northwestern University, and as he 
is a strong fraternity man, but .saw no prospect of founding a 
chapter here, he received an honorable dismissal from his frater- 
nity and joined us, although the Sigma Chis " spiked " him. 

Nebraska Alpha feels that Phi Kappa Psi treated brother 
Stevens' case with great consideration, and we appreciate the 
spirit which volunteers a " friendly interest " in him after their 
fiaternity tie is severed. 

Match 3, 1886. J. R. FoREE. 



New York Gamma. 
'88. John Campbell, New York, N. Y. 

Pennsylvania Alpha. 

'89. Albert Hunt Welles, Wilkes-Barre. Pa. 
'89. Harrjr Smith Robinson, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. 

Alabama Beta. 

'87. Burwell Lee Boykin, (by affiliation), Selma, Ala. 

'88. George Fleming Broun, Auburn, Ala. 

'88. Britain Dixon Armstrong, Auburn, Ala. 

'88. Edward Hunter Cobb, Tuskegee, Ala. 

'88. Henry Lee Broun, Cartersville, Va. 

'89. Thomas Morgan Watlington, Dayton, Ala. 

Pennsylvania Beta. 
'90. Charles Albert Miller, Shrewsbury, Pa. 

Indiana Beta. 

Special. Frank Collet Jones, Terre Haute, Ind. 
'90. Edgar Ashby, Ladoga, Ind. 

Indiana Zeta. 
'89 Joseph Allen, Linnedale, Ind. 

Nebraska Alpha. 
'89. William Logan Stephens. 


Married. — In East Oakland, Cal., at the residence of the 
bride's parents, Dr. and Mrs. S. H. Melvin (formerly of Spring- 
j&eld, 111.), Miss Mary Lincoln Melvin, to A. A. Dewing, exchange 
teller in the Pacific Bank, of San Francisco. Brother Dewing, 
of Pennsylvania Alpha, '80, is a true and loyal Phi, and was 
instrumental in re-organizing California Alpha at the beginning 
of the present year. 

Brother Charles S. Melvin, of Pennsylvania Alpha, '82, acted 
as best man at the wedding, and brothers Harry A. Melvin and 
George W. Rodolph, California Alpha, '89, were two of the four 
ushers. It was a brilliant event, the happy couple receiving 
presents and congratulations from a host of friends. Miss Melvin 
is well known as the leading soprano in the choir of the Howard 
Street Presbyterian Church, 'San Francisco'(Dr. Mackenzie's), and 
possesses a voice of great purity and sweetness. Our best wishes 
attend them. 


Nkw York Gamma* 

'84. Frank G. Mason is in the custom house. 

'85. £. H. L. Randolph is slowly recovering from his late 
dangerous illness. 

'85. Franklin M. Devoe is vice-principal of a large school at 
Brighton, S. I. 

Illinois Delta. 

'85. Charles C. McClaughiy, the god-father of Illinois Delta, 
is now a mechanical engineer in the Joliet rolling mills. He was 
recently elected adjutant of the Sixth Regiment, I. N. G. 

'85. Thomas Broadbent is studying dental surgery in Chi- 

'85. Charles C. George is now a real estate agent at Omaha, 

'85. Grant Newell is studying law in Chicago. 

*i6, Lewis Becker is studying medicine at Michigan Univer- 

87. Frank B. Bressler is now preparing himself for the medi- 
cal profession. 

Missouri Alpha. 

'80. Fred. H. Austin, who has been editor of the DeKalb 
County Oracle, has been appointed special pension examiner. 
United States Pension Department 

Maine Alpha. 

'83. Brother Hinds is teaching at the high school in Belfast, 
'85. Brother Barton is studying law at Haverhill, Mass. 

Vermont Alpha. 

'85. G. S. Leavenworth has gone to Lincoln, Nebraska, and 
is engaged in railroad engineering. 

'86. H. C. At well has recently been appointed private secre- 
tary to Congressman Struble of Iowa, with whom he formerly 
studied law. 

South Carolina Beta. 

'85. C. A. Durham has lately moved from Charleston, South 
Carolina, to Athens, Georgia. He is now in the cotton business. 

Georgia Alpha. 
'71. Ed. K. Lumpkin is a prominent lawyer in Athens, 

'85. N. B. Jones is practicing law in Athens, Georgia. 
'86. B. B. Evans is with the Southern Express Company in 
Augusta, Georgia. 


Georgia Beta. 

'75 and '8i. C. C. Cody, '75, and Morgan Callaway, Jr., '^i, 
are professors in the Southwestern University of Texas. 

'80. J. G. Lee is doing an extensive hardware business at 
Chattanooga, Tennessee. 

'84. C. J. Winn was married, not long since, to Miss Thomas, 
of Atlanta. He is practicing law at Lawrenceville, Georgia. 

'84. R. O. Howard is in the drug business at Columbus, 

'85. C. P. Marchman, who left college at the end of the junior 
year, is riding a circuit somewhere in North Georgia. 

'85. E. P. Allen is taking a course at Johns Hopkins. 

'85. £. P. Bums is connected with the W. and A. R.R. at 
Atlanta, Georgia. 

'85. W. T. Hanson is with the Bibb Manufacturing Com- 
pany, Macon, Georgia. 

'85. J. Hollingsworth is teaching at Belton, Missouri 

'87. T. E. Hollingsworth, of Florida, who " dropped out " 
a year, has returned, and will graduate with the present junior 

'89. D. A. Greene, who went through the preparatory depart- 
ment here, has gone to Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and entered the 
Freshman class. 

Georgia Gamma. 

'83. E. F. Hinton is practicing law in Americus, Georgia. 
He is also one of the editors of the American Recorder, 

'84. W. L. Y. Pickard is attending the Southern Baptist Theo- 
logical Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky. 

'84. T. E. Fletcher is merchandizing in Forsyth, Georgia. 
He was married last November. 

'84. E. G. Bassett is forming near Fort Valley, Georgia. 

'85. J. R. Hodges is reporter for the Telegraph and Messenger, 
Macon, Georgia. 

'85. F. A. Hooper is reading law under Judge Clarke, of 
Cuthbert, Georgia. 

'85, W. T. McKee is farming near Upatoi, Georgia. 

Mississippi Alpha. 

'81. James Gimrall is practicing law at Vicksburg, Mississippi. 

*%2, W. Lock Chew is at the Charity Hospital of New Orleans, 
and will take his degrees next March. He delivered the annual 
oration before the Students' Medical Society in March, '85. 

'84. J. R. Dominick is at Mass Point, Mississippi. 

'84. W. J. Mayo is practicing law at Clarendon, Arkansas. 

^^j, Berkeley Carter is now at Fort Smith, Arkansas. 

'87. L. M. South worth is a representative of Carroll County, 
Mississippi,, in the State Legislature. 


Indiana Alpha. 

'31. Judge George A. Bicknell, of New Alba'iy, formerly 
member of Congress and judge of the Supreme Court of Indiana, 
has been asked by the board of trustees of Indiana University to 
fill the position of dean of the law school about to be established 

'78. We congratulate our talented and popular young friend, 
Mr. A. G. Foster, on his marriage to Miss Fannie C. Baylor. 
The wedding took place Wednesday^ December 30, at the home- 
stead of the bride's father in Uvalde County. Mrs. Foster is the 
daughter of General Baylor, formerly of the Baylor Rangers, and 
niece of Colonel Baylor of Yselta, and is a young lady of most 
amiable disposition and beauty. The groom is a partner in the 
well known law firm of Messrs. Bailey, Hunter & Foster, and is 
a native of Indiana; his father is now located in Louisiana. Mr. 
Foster is the nephew of the American Minister to Spain, Hon. 
John W. Foster. May success attend them. — El Paso , Texas, 
BuUeiin of Jan. z, '86. 

Missouri Beta, Westminster College. 

'8a. W. B. C. Brown is studying law at Harvard. 

'8a. Joseph A. McCoy is studying law at Indepedence, Mo. 

'82. L. B. Holmes is in business at Portland, Oregon. 

'8a. David McClanahan is deputy circuit clerk at Kansas 
City, Missouri. 

'83. Zachariah Lillard is practicing medicine at Tyler, Texas. 

'84. S. W. Yantis is in business at Buffalo, New York. 

'85. L. J. Mitchell is at Concord, Missouri. 

'85. Albert M. Ott is studying law at the University of Penn- 

'85. W. W. Southern is editor of the Independence Progress^ 
of Independence, Missouri. 

'85. E. F. Holmes is in the internal revenue ofl&ce at Cairo, 

'85. Floyd McChesney is in business at Odessa, Missouri. 

'85. Aaron Yantis is teaching at McKinney, Texas. 

'85. D. P. Bartley is in the Callaway County Savings Bank, 
Fulton, Missouri. 

'85. Edward Robnett is in business in Fulton, Missouri. 

'85. Nicholas Pemberton is studying law at Fulton, Missouri. 

'%Z. Brother George F. Burton is teaching school at Strother, 
Missouri. He will return next year. 

Indiana Delta. 

'78. D. G. Fenton was married to Miss Anna McKee, of 
Hanover, Indiana, on December 23, '85. TTe is Presuient of 
the Female Seminary at Columbia, Kentucky. 

'80. S. E. M. Coulter is an electrician and general manager 
of the Muncie telephone lines. 


'80. H. C. Montgomery is principal of the Seymour high 

'85. W. C Covert is attending the Northwestern Theological 
Seminary, Chicago. 

'85. Ed. Johnson graduates from the naval academy this year. 

'85. C. A. Swope is stenographer for the Pettibone Manufac- 
turing Company, Cincinnati. 

'86. John A Crowe is in Kansas City, Missouri. 

'87. T. E. Shaw is attending Water's Business College, Cin- 

Illinois Epsilon. 

'80. W. Amoyl Jones was married to Miss Carrie J. Post, 
March 10, '86, at Earlville, 111. 

Nebraska Alpha. 

'74. C. A. Atkinson, Ohio Gamma, has recently moved to 
this city from Jackson, Ohio, and attests his loyalty to Phi Delta 
Theta by still wearing his old-fashioned pin. 

'78. J. S. Bitler, Ohio Beta, is now holding revival meetings 
in the M!. E. Church, and 350 conversions are reported. From 
here he will go to Omaha. 


2 A E recently created a council of five members, to whom 
is entrusted the entire executive power formerly vested in an un- 
dergraduate chapter. 

The next annual convention oi X ^ will meet in Louisville 
on the third Wednesday in November, 1886. 

The first convention of the Fourth Province oi 2 X, was held 
with the A'l' chapter of De Pauw University, January 29, 1886. 

Dr. Phillips Brooks, the rector of Trinity Church, Boston, is 
an ^ J ^. 

Chi Psi is represented in the present (Forty-ninth) Congress 
by one Senator and four Representatives. 

Only four men have been initiated this year by the Eternities 
at Hanover College. 

2 A E has established a chapter at Wo£ford College, 

Delta Kappa Epsilon has revived several of her old Southern 
chapters. As we never heard of the colleges before, and do not 
know now whore they are situated, we are unable to give particu- 
lars to an anxious multitude. — Del/a UpsUon Quarterly. 

Ever busy Quarterly , always ready, even at a great personal in- 


convenience, to search for particulars to enlighten an anxious and 
waiting multitude. Thanks, dear Quarter iy^ but we will put you 
out of suspense and furnish you on application with all points of 
information as to location, endowment, number of students, eta, 
etc., of the colleges you speak of. 

It is said that the charter of the Chicago University of ^ J" 
has been withdrawn. — Crescent 

Phi Kappa Sigma, Alpha Tau Omega, Kappa Alpha, Phi Delta 
Theta, Sigma Alpha Epsilon and Zeta Psi have chapters at the 
University of North Carolina. 

Northern Kappa Alpha had a chapter at the University of 
Virginia from 1857 to 1861. The chapter had forty-seven mem- 
bers, and is the only chapter the fraternity has ever had in the 

Chi Phi has now only six chapters in the South — at Wofford 
College, University of Virginia, University of Georgia, Emory 
College, Hampden, Sidney College, and Vanderbilt University. 

Chi Psi has chapters in the South at Furman University, South 
Carolina College, Wofford College, and the University of Miss- 
issippi. This hatemity has defunct chapters at the University of 
North Carolina and the University of Virginia. 

Mr. Justice Stephen J. Field, of the Supreme Court of the 
United States, is a -J J! 

At Portland, Oregon, a movement started by W. F. Hume 
{JB IZ), and E. D. Curtis {A T A), prominent business men, 
is on foot to organize the Greeks of the city into a Pan-Hellenic 
chapter, admitting all Greeks who stand well in the front of life, 
of whatever fraternity who wish to join it 

A A ^, A W, A ^, X ^, B Q n. Z W, & A X,2XiA A K E 
have chapters in Harvard College. 

A (P recently organized at Johns Hopkins. 

Delta Tau Delta has three chapters in the South — at the 
University of Geoigia, Emory College, and the University of the 

The forty-fifth annual convention of Chi Psi will be held in 
New York city, April 7th and 8th, 1886. 

The Virginia Military Institute has prohibited secret fraterni- 

Phi Gamma Delta has established a chapter at Lehigh Uni- 
versity. Lehigh has now ten fraternities. 

9 K ^ convention will be held at Indianapolis April 7, 1886. 


There are nine fraternities here [University of Mississippi], 
besides two of the ladies— namely :XW,B&n,JKE,J W, 
2 X, K W, ^ T J, * J ©, and -2 ^ E. Of these, perhaps 
the best are X W, B 9 11, J !P; and * J &.— Purple and Gold, 

In 1877 P^i Delta Theta made a rather abortive effort to es- 
tablish, and after initiating six members, returned the charter of 
Alabama Alpha. There was scarcely a year, however, that there 
was not a Phi Delta Theta at the University, and in 1881 an 
effort was made by Alabama Beta to establish a suh-rosa chapter, 
but a panic ensued, and, of the four proposed charter members, 
one joined Phi Delta Theta at another college, one joined a fia- 
ternity at the university, and the other two have been gathered in 
the band of untutored barbarians. In 1884 the chapter was re- 
vived, mainly through the instrumentality of members from 
Alabama Beta then in the university, and since that time it hat 
flourished, and will compare very favorably with any of her fifty 
odd sister chapters. In '84 she held first and fourth captains 
and several lieutenants and non-commissioned officers, and car- 
ried off the second prize of the Shakespeare Society of Great Bri- 
tain. In '85 she still held first and fourth captains, and a hSx 
share of the other officers, and took first and second prizes of &e 
Early English Text Society of Great Britain, and the Camahan 
Essay Prize. Suffice it to say, that, since her re-establishment in 
1884, Phi Delta Theta has always maintained a high position at 
the University of Alabama. — Sigma Nu Delia. 

Lambda Chapter is a source of much grief to us. The Uni- 
versity of Virginia is the place for the banner chapter in Virginia. 
The K As rarely meet in session, and we hear that they affiliate 
more with men of other fraternities than they do with each other. 
We have written to them several times, but as yet have received 
no reply. — Kappa Alpha Journal, 

Delta Kappa Epsilon is the weakest of all fraternities here 
[Cornell]. Zeta Psi is growing in numbers and in standing. 
Beta Theta Pi is trying hard to regain the place which she has 
been steadilyiosing for two years. Alpha Delta Phi continues to 
maintain her numerical strength and popularity. Kappa Alpha 
is, as usual, resplendent in fine clothes. Chi Psi is doing fairly 
well, but Phi Kappa Psi gets on but poorly. Theta Delta Chi is 
one of the popular societies here — DeUa Upstlon Quarterly, 


The minutes of the Alpha Province Convention will be ready 
in about ten days. 

Since **Our Contemporaries" went to press, the Ajg^iwa Cfd 
for February and AT£1 Palm for January have been received. 


The following were received too late for classification. 
From Beta Province President. 

In looking over the field occupied by Beta Province we find 
many causes for rejoicing, which, however, will take care of them- 
selvea while we mm to those cases which demand prompt action 
on the part of the fraternity. 

In order that we may be the better prepared for a wise course 
of procedure, I will submit, briefly, a plain statement of bets. 

Viigjnia Gamma has for }-carB merely existed, and at present ia 
composed of a solitary member, who finds little encouragement 
in the (act that Randolph-Macon is overcrowded with fraternities, 
good, bad and indifferent 

The same circumstances surround Virginia Delta, except that 
the chapter consists of two members, and that we Imve in Rich- 
mond a strong alumni, who should see to it that the present con- 
dition of things should not be permitted to exist I know of no 
fiaer body of men than the Virginia Alpha alumni, and if they 
will but make the effort they can save the chapter, to which many 
of them owe their connection with our order. 

The trustees of the Virginia Military Institute having adopted 
ft law that each cadet on entering must pledge himself to join no 
aeoet order, our chapter has, in the natural order of events, been 
reduced to two members, one of whom is an assistant professor. 
Whether it u wiser to yield the charter and thus cease to exist, oi 
to continue in the hope that the obnoxious rule may be repealed, , 
is a question now under consideration. 

While other chapters in Beta Province report progress, it is 
readily seen that earnest work is necessary. I shall gladly do all 
Id my power, but would be gratified and encouraged if some of 
the noble men who have helped bear the burdens of days gone 
Iw would come again to the front with their hearty assistance. 
We're men now, weighted with the cares of business and domes- 
tic life ; but what a wonderful impetus we could give the cause if 
we would all " turn to " and give the boys a lift 

Geo. Wm. Cone, President Beta Province. 

Riverton, Va., March 29, 1886. 

Official Notice to Delta Province, 
The chapters composing Delta Province are notified that the 

Convention will be held in Delaware, Oiiio, the 13th and 14th of 
May, The province constitution now provides that each chapter 
shall be entitled to two delegates lo this convention, and not one, 
as formerly. There are eleven chapters in the province, and 
there should be lwent)-iu'o otticial delegates, as alumni chapters 
are entitled to equal representation with the others. 

Every chapter that has not already attended to this matter should 
elect two delegates and two alternates at once All brothers in 


this province, and all other Phis, are cordially invited to attend 
this bi-ennial reunion of Delta Province. 

W. E. BuNDY, Province Secretary. 

New York Gamma, College of the City of New York. 

The Alpha Province Convention, as may be imap:ined, was the 
occasion of great enthusiasm among the boys of New York 
Gamma. The value of such gatherings in keeping up the Phi 
spirit cannot be overstated. 

The election? of the Senior Class for the last term took place re- 
cently. Our chapter has the Chairman of the Class Day Com- 
mittee, a member of the Commencement Committee, the Prophet 
and the Orator for Class Day. Brother Shiels has also been elected 
President of the Phrenocosmian Society. 

Province President Worrall frequently brightens our meetings 
with his presence. The chapter finds this a 'great^iK>nor and 

At our last meeting we initiated Brother Campbell, '88. 

To repeat an announcement in our last letter, 1 would say that 
we shall be glad to exchange copies of Microcosm (to be pub- 
lished in April), with any chapter for its College Annual. 

March 23d, 1886. C. A. Downer. 

Pennsylvania Zeta, University of Pennsylvania. 

It is with pleasure that I undertake the duty of writing a re- 
port to Scroll from the lately almost dormant chapter at the 
University of Pennsylvania. From my doing so I do not wish 
you to suppose that I have the honor to be the Reporter of Penn- 
sylvania Zeta. But as that worthy functionary is at present buried 
under an immense number of pressing duties incident to ex- 
amination time, I have been requested to fulfill his duties for the 
time being. 

Our condition was not over flattering till brother Prince, of 
Illinois Epsilon, came among us, whose ardor and enthusiasm 
placed the chapter again on a firm basis. To brother Prince, in- 
deed, is due this honor, and too much praise cannot be bestowed 
upon his untiring eflbrts in her behalf. 

At a meeting of the chapter on March 7th brother Leonard M. 
Prince spoke earnestly and zealously. His words did not fall on 
barren soil, for at our next meeting two members were initiated 
into the fraternity — brothers Andrew Jackson Plumer, of Council 
Bluffs, Iowa, post-graduate, and Charles McKenzie Hay, Wood- 
stock, N. B., class '88, medical department Both gentlemen 
are certain to do honor to old 0^0, 

Several very desirous names were under consideration, and we 
hope, in a short time, to number them among our members. 

It is always pleasant to record the honors obtained by our men 


in college, especially as it is a more or less correct index as to the 
material of which a chapter is composed. Pennsylvania Zeta has 
not been wanting in this regard. At our last Commencement 
brother Chas. S. Potts received Distinguished Merit, and brothers 
Fred, M. Strouse and A. E. Geissel, Honorable Mention for their 
graduation theses. 

In the competitive examination for resident physicians to the 
University and Philadelphia Hospitals, brothers A. J. Plumer, 
Chas. S. Potts and G. M. Guit6ras were among the success- 
ful candidates. Brother Thos. G. Lee, although still an un- 
dergraduate, has been appointed as Assistant Demonstrator to the 
Professor of Histology, and brother Jos. Otto has been acting 
during the winter as Assistant Demonstrator of Anatomy. 

We number, at present, thirteen members, and we hope that 
by next fall we shall be able to present the fraternity with a chap- 
ter in every way worthy of this ancient institution of learning. 

March 26, 1886. G. M. Guiteras. 

New Hampshire Alpha, Dartmouth College. 

The past month has been one of considerable interest here at 
Dartmouth ; not that it is the season for initiating new members, 
but that it is a time of interest to every fraternity here, for during 
this month the editors of the college paper ai^d the editors of the 
college annual are chosen by the Junior class. In the choice of 
editors for TTie Dartmouth much feeling was aroused, and the 
delegations of a few of the fraternities were considerably divided, 
but in all matters the brothers in the bond of Phi Delta Theta 
stand hand in hand, and are of one mind. The Phi Delta Theta 
editor on The Dartmouth board for the year 1886-7 will be 
brother E. E. Chalmers. By the Junior class brother B. F. 
Simonds was chosen as a member of the Aegis board for next 
year. At the Freshman class supper brother A. P. Nelson acted 
as class Poet, and brother F. J. Hazen responded to a toast, which 
was well received. 

Every man, except one, of the chapter is now at his accus- 
tomed college work, brother French having returned last week. 
Our meetings are very regular and are well attended. 

March 29, 1886. G. W. Shaw. 

Ohio Delta, University of Wooster. 

We are now in our new hall, and the brothers are all enthus- 
iastic over the superior advantages. The hall is central and the 
most commanding in the city. From its windows we have a 
good view of the square and the principal streets, and, as well, of 
the college buildings and the most beautiful part of Wooster. 
Our chapter meetings are attended with increased interest and 
profit The mode of entertainment at regular meetings is the 

242 • THE SCROLL. 

same as reported in the November number. We find this method 
the most satis&ctory ever adopted. The Phi Delta skirmish line 
is formed for an engagement, and we hope to report a new suc- 
cess in our next. 
March i, 1886. J. T. Morrison. 

The Scroll was the first fraternity journal to announce the 
consolidation of W. W. W. or Rainbow with A T A^ and now 
it can state positively that the negotiations which have been in 
progress for fifteen months are finally completed. The Rainbow 
chapters have accepted the name and badge of A T A, but the 
journal after the next issue is to be the Rainbow instead of the 
Crescent, The chapters which ATA gains are those at Vander- 
bilt, University of Mississippi, and Emory and Henry (Va.). We 
are credibly informed that ATA did not want the Emory and 
Henry chapter, but the Rainbows would not listen to consolida- 
tion without it The Vanderbilt chapter was initiated by a dele- 
gate from Sewanee, March 27th, and it is to be the grand chapter 
of the Southern Division. The defection of the chapters at 
University of Texas and Southwestern University (the former to 
<P A &) is admitted with regret by the Rainbows, who explain 
the matter by saying that as the Texas chapters were about to 
give up the name of Rainbow, they desired to enter a fraternity 
which they knew something about 



Managing Editor— J. M. Mayer, New York, N. Y. 

Ao.;ef««f TT^if^n. i T. H. Baskerville, New York. N. Y. 
Assistant Editors, j lbq Wampold, Jn/Ncw York, N. Y. 

Business Manager— E. H. L. Randolph, New York, N. Y. 
Assistant Business Manager — ^Albert Shiels, New York, N Y. 

Address of the Editors is No. 2136 Seventh Avenue, New York, N. Y. 
Address of the Business Managers is P. O. Box 1398, New York, N. Y. 

National Convention. 

The next National Convention will be held at Cincinnati, Ohio, in the 
XXXVm year of the Fraternity, commencing 10 a. iii. Monday, October f 8, 
1886, and closing the following Friday. 

Orator--Hon. William F. Vilas, Washington, D. C. 
Poet— Eugene Field, Chicaf^o, 111. 
Alternate Poet— A. Gwyn Foster, El Paso, Texas. 
Historian — A. A. Steams, Cleveland, Ohio. 
Prophet— Hefn^oi) A* K^Ueyi Kelley's Island, Ohia 


Genera r. Council. 

'H. U.Brown, 361 MaMachusetis Ave., Indiuiapolis, lod. 

Sectet»7— C. P. Baiscit, 7S4 Btoad Sircet, Newark, N. d. 
■••_- _ Q^ ^ Foster, Trenton, Mo. 

L. A. Stearns, 236 Superior St., Cleveland, Ohio. 
Alpha Fkovikci Association. 
Firal Vice-Pieiident— T. M. B. Hickt, Huntingtoii, Pa. 
Socood Vice-President— T. L. leSbids) Burlington. VL 
Sccretuy — A. J. Montgomery, jr., Wubington. Fa. 
TreMorer—L. C. Feltbousen, Schenectad;, N. Y. 
Hiitorian— W. H. Ctuejr, EmIoh, Pa. 

DxLTA Frovinck Association. 
Tiee-Pietident, W. E. O'Kane, Delaware, Ohio. 
Secietai7-:-W. E. Bandy, WeilEton, Ohio. 
Treiinrer— I. B, Calder, Aleiandria, Pa. 
Kiatorian — H A. Kakler, McConnelsrille, Ohio. 
Waiden— A. A. Kohler, Aluon, Ohio, 
aetl CooTcntion will be held at Delaware, Ohio, Iday 13 and 14, 1S86. 
Efsilon Pkovincb Association. 
Secietaiy— f, W. LaGranee, Franklin, Ind. 
Waiden~G. F. Noftnan, Haniniville, Ind. 
Treanrer— i. E. Davidson BnfBdo, N. V. 
Chaplain— W. C Covert, Franklin, Ind. 

Indiana State Association. 
PrcKdent- J, A Kautz, Irvin^ton, Ind. 
Secretaiy—Robert Newland, Bloominglon, Ind. 
Warden— J. W. La Grange, Franklin, Ind. 

AuuAUA Stati Association, 
Preiidenl — M. P. Le Grand, Montgomery, Ala. 
Vice President— R. H. Thach, Jr., Clinton, Ky. 
Secretary and Treasurer- E. VC. Pace, Geneva. AU. 
rv.fn» ) P- D- McLeod, West Point, Ga. 

Eph Cotlaway, Monteomeiy. Ala. 

Tuscalooca, Ala., Thonday and Friday iollowing 

South Carolina Association, 
President— Dr. J. G. Wilbtte, Anderson, 5. C. 
First Vice-President— F. H. Hendrix, Leesville, S. C. 
Second Vice-Preadent— Dr. J. B. Gamer, Darlington, S, C, 
Secretary and Tieasoier— W. W. Ball, Columbia, S. C. 
Warden— J. E. Curry, Columbia, S. C. 

PENtisvLVANiA State Association. 
President— T. M. B. Hicks, Huntington, Pa. 
Vice-President — A. H. Cleveland, taston, Pa. 
Secretary — A. J . Montgomery, Jr , Washington, Pa. 
Treasurer- T. M. Culver, Carlisle, Pa. 

PROvrecE Presidents. 

nma Province S. P. Gilbert, Columbus, Ga. 
t> Province -J. E. Randall, i I,»!ianol,i Place, Columlius. Ohio 
.ilon Province- J. M. Goodwin, Bowling Green, titnlucky. 
\ Province— T, 11. Simmons, Suite 14, 115 Mnnroe St., Cliicapo. III. 
Province— T. S. Ridge, 1116 Main Street, Kansas City, Mo. 


Chapter Reporters, 
alpha pr3vin0b. 

Maine Alpha — Colby University — Geo. E. Googins, Waterville, Me. 

New Hampshire iUpha— Dartmouth College— G. E. Whitehill, Hano- 
ver, N. H. 

Vermont Alpha— University of Vermont— F. H. Clapp, 33 Grant St, 
Burlington, Vt. 

New York Beta— Union College —T. W. Allen, B0X461, Schenectady, N. Y 

New York Gamma — College of the City of New York— C. A. Downer, 
New York, N. Y. 

New York Delta— Columbia College— Elbert P. Callender, 354 W. c8th 
Street, New York, N. Y. 

Pennsylvania Alpha — Lafayette College — Harry L. Moore, Easton, Pa, 

Pennsylvania Beta — ^Pennsylvania College — T. L. Croose, Gettysbnre, PSa. 

Pennsylvania Gamma— Washington and Jefferson College — A. J. Mont- 
gomery, Jr., Box 602, Washingrton, Pa. 

Pennsylvania Delta — Allegheny College — C. P. Lynch, Meadville Pa, 

Pennsylvania Epsilon— Dickinson College — W. T. Graham, Carlisle, V%. 

Pennsylvania Zeta — University of Pennsylvania— E. H. Small, 334S Wal- 
nut Street, Philadelphia, Pa 

New York Alpha Alumni — New York, N. Y., Paul Jones, 150 Broadway. 


Virginia Alpha — Roanoke College — Furmin J. Smith, Roanoke, Va. 

Virginia Beta— Universityof Virginia — H. Hardaway, Universitj of Vir- 
ginia, Va. 

Virginia Gamma~ Randolph-Macon College— T. J. Barham, Ashland, Va. 

Virginia Delta — Richmond College— W. H. Lyons, Richmond, Va. 

Virginia Epsilon — Virginia Military Institute — G. B. Miller, Lexington, Va. 

North Carolina Beta — University of North Carolina — A. M. Simmons, 
Chapel Hill, North Carolina. 

SouthCarolinaBeta- SouthCarolmaCoUege— W. W. Ball, Columbia, S.C. 

Virginia Alpha Alumni — Richmond— Dr. C. M, Shields, 119 N. FifUi St, 
Richmond, Va. 

District of Columbia Alpha Alumni — Washington— S. H. Kelley, 608 12th 
St, N. W., Washington, U. C. 

Maryland Alpha Alumni— Baltimore — W. H. H. Raleigh, 23 Hanover St., 
Baltimore, Md. 


Georgia Alpha— University of Georgia— J. J. Gilbert, Athens, Ga. 
Georgia Beta— Emory College— W. R. Trimble, Oxford, Ga. 
Georgia Gamma — Mercer University — W. B. Hardman, Macon, Ga. 
Alabama Alpha — University of Alabama — W. £. Booker, Tuscaloosa, Ala. 
Alabama Beta- State College of Alabama — L. W. Spratling. Aubom, Ala, 
Mississippi Alpha — University of Mississippi— T. M. Oliver, Oxford, Mis. 
Texas Beta— University of Texas— Constance ressels, Austin, Tex. 
Tennessee Alpha — Vanderbilt University — Chambers Kellar, liberty Hall, 
Nashville, Tenn. 
Tennessee Beta — University of the South — H. R. Bohn, Sewanee, Tenn. 

Georgia Alpha Alumni, Columbus — Ira Bowman, Columbus, Ga. 
Alabama Alpha Alumni — Montgomery — Alva Fitzpathck, Montgomery, Ala. 
Tennessee Alpha Alumni— Nashville — R. F. Jackson, 50^ N. Cherry St, 
Nashville, Tenn. 


Ohio B««— Ohio Wesleyan Uni»eisity~W. F. Mair, Delaware, Ohio. 

Ohio Gamma— Ohio University— W. E, Bundy, Athens, Ohio. 

Ohio Delia— UniversitT of Wooster— J. T. Morrison, Woostet.Ohio. 

Ohio Epsilon— Buchtcl College— A, A. Kohier, Akron. Ohio, 

Ohio Zeta—Ohio Stale University— W. L. Hunt, 62 Starr Ave., Colurobm, 

Keniucty Alpha- Centre College -R. S. Dawson, Duiville. Ky. 

Kentucky Tlcl ta— Central University— , Richmond, Ky. 

Ohio Alpha Alumni— Cine in nali—Ur. J. A. Thompson, 113 W.gthSL, 
Cincinnati, Ohio. 

OhioBela Alumni— Akron -W. J. McCtewy, l»8 Brown St, Akron, Ohia 

Kentucky Alpha Alumni— Louisville— D, N. Muble, S43 FcuithAv., 
Lonisnllc, Ky. 

Indiana Alpha- Indiana University— B. Fesler, Bloomiogton, Ind. 

Indiana BeU -Wabash College— J. G. Lorell, Crawfordiville, Ind. 

Indiana Gamma — Butler University— H. T. Miller, Irvington, Ind. 

Indiana DelU-Franklin College— H. N. Cant, Franklin, Ind. 

Indiana Epsilon— Hanover College— C.H. McCa«lin, Box 63, Hanover, Ind. 

Indiana Z«U— De Pauw University— T. C. Hopkins, Box 518, GreencMtle. 

Michigan Beta — State College ot Micbigau— Nelson Mayo, Agricnltural 
College, Mich. 

Michigan Gamma— Hill»] ale College— W. O. RnbinMm, Hillsdale, Mich. 

Indiana Alpha Alumni— Franklin— T. C. Donnell, Franklin, Ind. 

Indiana Beta Alumni— Indianapolis— C. L. Goodwin, " ladituikpoU* 
Timei," Indianapolis, Ind. 

Dlinoii Gamma — Address Province President. 

Qlinoii Delta— Knox College- J. B. Krown, Goleabuiv, 111. 

Illinois Epsilon— Illinois VVesleyan University- W. £. l£ller, Blooming- 
on. HI. 

Illinois Zeta— Lombard University- Ward Biigham,664 Knox St., Galei. 
ban, lU. 

Witconun Alplia— University of Wisconun — L, R. Anderson, 535 State 
Street, Modioon, Wis. 

lUinois Alpha Alumni — Chie^o— M. M. Boddie, 46 Portland Block, 
Chicago, III. 

niJnois Beta Alumni — Galesbu:^— Rev. E. L. Conger, Galesbarg, III. 


Missouri Alpha— University of Missouri— H. W. Clark, Box 278, Col- 
ombia, Mo. 

Missouri Beta— Westminster College— J, A. Gallaher, Fulton, Mo. 
Kansas Alphi—Universilv o( Kansas — It. P.Blair, Box 382, Lawrence, Kan. 
Nebraska Alpha- University of Kebraska-J, R. Force, State Block, 
Lincoln, Neb. 
low a Alpha^Iow a Wesley an University — J. ^^ RiEgs, Mount Pleasant, Iowa. 
Iowa Ecu— Stale University of Iowa— O. R. Voung, Iowa Citv. Iowa 
Minnesota Alpha— Unive rill y ot Minnesota— J. C. E. King, Minneapolis, 

Kansas Alpha Alumni— Kansas City, Mo. 
Miimesota Alpha Alumni— Minneai^lis, Mo, 


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Vol. X.— APRIL, 1886.— No. 7. 


The State University of Wisconsin is at Madison, the capital 
of the State. It would hardly be possible to find a more fitting 
place for such an institution. The beauties of the city of Madi- 
son are widely known. It is the brightest and cleanest of cities, 
full of broad streets and avenues, lined with shade trees, which 
all lead to the heart of the city, where, in a spacious park, "sits 
the State House like a small Greek temple surrounded by trees." 
The city is built between two beautiful lakes, the largest of a 
chain of four, whose clear wateis, jutting points and rugged pic- 
turesque banks rival in scenery the celebrated Delles of the Wis- 
consin River. An eminent New York divine says of his first 
sight of the city: ** There, nestling among trees, between two 
beautiful lakes, like a rose on a fair maiden's bosom, was Madi- 
son." Longfellow, enamored of these **four Niads," has sung 
their praises in modest verse. On the suburbs of the city, on 
the banks of Lake Mendota, are the University grounds, consist- 
ing of some 240 acres, parts of which are heavily wooded, lined 
and cross-lined, with shady drives. Much of the land is under 
cultivation for the benefit of the agricultural students and the 
Wisconsin Experiment Station. The "Main Building" is situ- 
ated at the top of a long hill and faces the city. The broad, 
rounded hillside is the campus and ends at the bottom in a ter- 
race. On either side of the campus is a large walk, shaded by 
two rows of trees. The other buildings consist of two large stone 
buildings, one on each side of the campus, near the ' * Main Build- 
ing," which are used for drawing and recitation rooms and labor- 
atories ; near the bottom of the campus, on one side, is Library 
Hall, a large stone and marble building, erected a few years ago, 
containing library, reading-room and large assembly hall ; near 
by is Ladies' Hall, a large four-story stone structure, con- 
taining accommodations for sixty young ladies; directly across 
the campus is a new laboratory and a machine-shop, and 
Science Hall, which was destroyed a year and a half ago by fire, 


now in a state of reconstruction. This building, when finished, 
will have cost %i^o,ooo. All these buildings are of stone, granite 
and brick. Back of the ''Main Building," on another eminence 
is the Washburn Observatory, which in completeness of apparatos 
and size of telescope is one of the foremost in the United States. 
This building was erected in 1880, and for it the institution is 
indebted to ex-Governor Washburn, whose name it bears. 

The University was chartered in 1848. Having overcome the 
obstacles of a new institution in a new country, it struggled 
through the difficulties of the war, which took away many of its 
students, and the financial straits which followed close after, 
and took a new lease of life late in the sixties. In 1874 Dr. John 
Bascom, of Williams College, was called to the Presidency. Dr. 
Bascom needs no introduction to scholars East or West He is 
well known by his psychology, science of mind, ethics, magazine 
articles, reviews, etc. , and his lecture on English literature de- 
livered before the Lowell Institute. He soon made his eneigy 
and strength felt in the institution, whose growth for the past 
twelve years has been strong, steady and permanent. The de- 
partments consist of College of Letters and Arts, Mechanical and 
Civil Engineering, Pharmacy, Agriculture and Law, which latter 
department holds its sessions in the Capitol building. The 
law department, under the present faculty, is of especially high 
grade. There is no preparatory department connected with the 
University, and the number of students at present is 470, 88 of 
whom are ladies. The faculty consists of 42 professors and 
instructors, whose abilities are unquestioned, and many of whom 
have a national reputation. Last year President Cleveland ap- 
pointed two of its members to high official positions : Prof 
Wm. F Vilas to the United States Postmaster-Generalship and 
Prof R. B. Anderson as United States Minister to Denmark. 
Prof. R. D. Irving, of the United States Geological Survey, has 
charge of the University Geological department 

The first college fraternity to enter the University was Phi 
Delta Theta, in 1857. At the breaking out of the war all the 
members lefl college to enter the army, and Wm. F. Vilas took 
the books, charter, etc., into his possession, where they remained 
until 1880, when he initiated a member and revived the chapter 
under the old charter. By a right well settled in the East this 
gives the chapter the old date of establishment, but the Wisconsin 
chapters of these same fraternities refuse to recognize the right 
or even arbitrate the question. Led by Chi Psi, they proceed on 
the rude ethics of that fraternity's piratical ancestors — "might 
makes right. " Beta Theta Pi was established in the institution 
in 1873, Phi Kappa Psi in 1875, Kappa Kappa Gamma (ladies) 
in 1875, Chi Psi in 1878, Delta Gamma (ladies) in 1881, Sigma 
Chi 1884, Delta Upsilon 1885, Phi Gamma Beta (ladies) 1885. 


>ha Delta Phi is now endeavoring to establish a chapter there, 
e average number of members in the chapters varies from 

13. Less than one-third of the students are members of 
:emities, and the fraternities are not such a ruling element 
in Eastern colleges. 

The different chapters seem to have widely different objects in 
w as the goal of their endeavors, u e, , to be leaders in society, 
rule the college association, or to excel in scholarship, which 
t is the aim of the strongest chapters. Some chapters suc- 
sfully combine several of these ambitions. Within itself each 
ipter is almost wholly of a social character, very little or no 
irary work being done. Several of the chapters are among 

1 very strongest of their respective fraternities. On the whole 
t chapters are stronger than in most colleges, but are looked 
on with disfavor by most non-fraternity students as well as by 
ne members of the faculty. 

George A. Buckstaff, 

Wisconsin Alpha, '85. 




It the request of several members of the Phi Delta Theta fra- 
Dity, a number of members of the Order met at the law office 
D. U. Fletcher, Thursday evening, March i8th, at eight 
lock, for the purpose of organizing a State Association. 
There were present J. M. Barrs, Tennessee Alpha, '80 ; D. U. 
jtcher, Tennessee Alpha, '81; H. W. Clark, Iowa Beta, '85 ; 
A. Hoover, Indiana Alpha, '56 ; J. C. Munger, Ohio Zeta, *Sy ; 
C. Watson, Nebraska Gamma, '83 ; B. B. Evans, Georgia 
jha, '86. and Robert W. Givin, Pennsylvania Alpha, 'Bz, 
The meeting was called to order by J. M. Barrs, who explained 
; object for which it was called. 

D. U. Fletcher was chosen temporary president, and J. M. 
rrs temporary secretary. 

"The Florida State Association of Phi Delta Theta" was 
)pted as the name of the organization. 

D. U. Fletcher was chosen president, and Robert W. Givin 
retary, to serve until the next meetinp^ of the Association. 
The president was authorized to appoint three members of an 
jcutive committee, who should have authority to elect two other 
mbers of that committee. 

The executive committee was authorized to name a time and 
ce for the next meeting of the association, and call the same 
i take such action as they might deem for the best interests of 
; association until the next meeting. 


Afler a hearty exchange of Phi greetings and wishes for the suc- 
cess of the association and the fraternity, the meeting adjourned, 
subject to the call of the executive committee. The president 
the next day named as executive committee : J. M. Bans, S. A. 
Hoover, and F. C. Watson. 

Robert W. GrviN, Secretary. 

The secretary takes advantage of the columns of the Scroll, 
and a$ks all members of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity resident 
in Florida desiring to place themselves on the membership roll 
of "The Florida State Association of Phi DelU Theta," to for- 
ward to his address, Sanford, Florida, their full name, chapter 
and class. 


The October and January numbers of the Deiia Kappa Epsilm 
Quarterly follow in the well-beaten path of their predecessors 
from a literary point of view. In fact, the high aim with which 
the Quarterly started out has been monotonously adhered to. 
They abound in matter interesting to the Greek reader, whether 
he be ^ A!' £^ or not, and continue to formulate matter in liter- 
ary articles and chapter letters which are to show the wary Fresh- 
man of coming generations how ^ K Eva every particular stands 
far ahead of her pretentious (?) rivals. The October number has 
for a frontispiece an engraving of the house of the Tau chapter 
at Hamilton College, which is supplemented by a well written 
history of the chapter by one of its early alumnL The leading 
article of this number is entitled '' J K E in Literature," 
which aims to show what distinction her sons have gained in the 
field of writing. In general literature such names as those of 
Theodore Winthrop, Robert Grant, and Julian Hawthorne ap- 
pear. George Tick nor Curtis is a representative legal writer, and 
Whitelaw Reid, of the New York Tribune, the best known jour- 

The '* Revival of Iota " is quoted in part in November Scroll. 
A welcome is given in the Editorial Department to the new chap- 

" * * * Deep-rooted in the Blue grass country, may the 
chapter long prosper, and at Central University may die sons of 
Southern J KEs, and worthy adopted brethren, prove chival- 
rous knights of the Blue grass girls, bold riders of the Blue grass 
steeds, and deep drinkers of the Blue grass learning. For to 
such a conclusion hath local option at Richmond brought the 
Blue grass trinity." * * * 

Under the head of Verbum Sap the editorial mantle of charity 
is thrown over the Amherst chapter's plan of raising votes for a 
A K E candidate for an Alumni Trusteeship. The Quarttrly 


sa)rs : "The whole affair bore testimony to the warm-hearted- 
ness and frankness — and freshness ?— of the boys who had thus 
rushed into print" The circular was perfectly legitimate, had 
laudable aims, and was issued, no doubt, to the aid of a deserv- 
ing candidate, but coming from the source it did, it was the re- 
sult of an enthusiastic quality which certainly was not discretion. 
The article concludes with the advice, *' There is none the less 
a lesson to be learned — that political work should be left by 
A K E chapters to others better fitted to shine in that regard. 
It's all very well to show one's innocence. It's a great deal bet- 
ter to keep well inside of one's own business. " 

The discussion on the future of Yale shows ^ K E's interest 
in her Alma Mater. 

The Greek annuals of J K E colleges are ably reviewed, 
many quotations being made, of which none are better than this 
from the University of Michigan. 

Palladium's prize song : 

'* Here's to the college whose colors we wear, 
Here's to the hearts that are true ; 
Here's to the maid of the golden hair, 

And eyes that are brimming with blue ! 
Garlands of blue-bells and maize intertwine, 
And hearts that are true and voices combine — 


'* Hail to the college whose colors we wear, 
Hurrah for the Yellow and Blue !" 

We also learn that B Q 11 has again gone astray after W T, as 
in the Beta chapter list from the Reserve is — 

** '88. —Edgar S. Wells, died before initiation^ 

Chapter letters are uniformly good, and in the same style. 
Chi, at University of Mississippi, wants advice — (and money ?) — 
so she can build a lodge. The Harvard chapter reports forty- 
three A. B. graduates in '85. The DePauw chapter glories (ex- 
cusably) in the success of her orator in the Inter-State contest, 
which reminds us that DePauw and A K E again have been suc- 
cessful in the Indiana contest this year. The letter from the 
University of Chicago chapter verifies the reports in the journals 
of our sister Greeks represented there, that ** the college's pros- 
pects are still brightening, " and considering how long we have 
read these reports, "prospects" at University of Chicago must 
by this time have assumed a double distilled, electric-light bril- 
liancy. We hope '* prospects" are in the shape of present peace 
and prosperity for that long and much harassed institution. The 
January number opens with an article, ** Decoration of Greek 
Lodges," the result of much labor and research, and which is a 


most valuable one, giving as it does so many instructive points 
to those contemplating the securing and furnishing of chapter 
homes. Good descriptions are given of the work that has been 
done among the various chapters, while general plans, interiors, 
decorations, views, etc., are well brought out The description 
of the entrance to the K A house at Williams is worthy of a place 

"From the spacious piazza, passing through the outer doors, 
one meets tbe inner doors. They are of stained glass, each dis- 
playing the K A key, and bearing the legends, the one to the 
right 'Welcome,' and the one to the left 'Farewell.' Facing 
these doors, at the opposite end of the hall, is the heavy stair- 
case, with landing half way up, over which pours the light from a 
great window of cathedral stained glass which fairly floods the 
hall with rich colors." 

Memorials now furnish some of the best examples in decora- 
tions. The Carl memorial mantel in the ^ X ¥^ lodge at Get- 
tysburg, bearing the legend, "Good Fire — Good Friends — 
Good Cheer," and the rich windows in the 2 ^ house at Wil- 
liams, commemorating 2 ^'s dead chapters, are good examples. 
Billiard tables are said to be becoming numerous as an article of 
furniture, and since the Vice-Chancellor of the University of the 
South presented one to our Tennessee Beta lodge at Sewanee, it 
is considered that they are ecclesiastically approved. A descrip- 
tion is given of the library pieces, represented in frontispiece, 
given the J K E club of New York by an alumnus of the Miami 
chapter, and which in design and execution are, we doubt not, 
worthy of the prominence given them. The article is an honor 
to the men whose names are subscribed to it. 

A well-written account is given of the XXXIX Convention 
held last October with the Wesleyan chapter, and if we mistake 
not, from its tenor, the chief interest centered in the subject of 
Southern extension. Following in the spirit of the convention 
is the account of the revival of their old Psi chapter at the Uni- 
versity of Alabama, the home of our own prosperous Alabama 
Alpha, making the twelfth college in which /i K E now meets 
J @, The resources of the university, interesting to Phis, are 
given in a committee report, which reads : 

"Suspended by the war, bedeviled during reconstruction, it is 
now again on its ancient footing, so far as its prospects and sup- 
port are concerned, and certain to continue a leading institution 
of the South. The recognition of the awakening state has al- 
ready been enjoyed for years. The liberal policy of the State 
has been confirmed by the grants of successive legislatures, and 
the university has fairly entered upon its new career with ample 
buildings, growing libraries, extensive collections, large annual 
appropriations, and liberal extraordinary grants. * * * The 


alumni have been oiganized, and their active co-operation se- 
cured for their Alma Mater. ♦ ♦ ♦ The permanent annual 
appropriation is $24,000, and the extraordinary grants during 
1884 amounted to $60,000, most of which has been expended in 
the erection of additional buildings." 

Under "Exchanges" we find Uie usual amount of interesting 
reading, made so by copious and appropriate quotations. Refer- 
ence is made to brother Morrison's late articles in the Scroll 
upon "The Crisis of 1851," in which we learn that the article 
on Miami in the Quarterly for April, '85, had the effect of put- 
ting * J in a •* fine frenzy rolling," — all of which is inter- 
esting none the less because surprising. We do not desire that 
A KE should misunderstand us. Neither ^ A & nor brother 
Morrison cast aspersions upon A K E or any of her members at 
Miami after her founding. Her Kappa chapter speaks for itself 
an honorable record in the sons who succeeded her founders. 
What brother Morrison denied, and most successfully, too, was 
that any of the "Immortal six" became disaffected from our 
parent chapter through the abstract debate of a principle. No 
issue was raised, save that of deeds. Two members were sus- 
pended for an otjfense which was obnoxious to a majority of the 
chapter ; a minority who sympathized with them had their resig- 
nations accepted. The qualities which made them uncongenial 
in ^ A Gf and caused their exodus therefrom, did not reflect on 
their ability to harmonize elsewhere, as they did in A K E. Pros- 
perous rivals are often composed of opposites. Brother Morri- 
son's articles were history ^ made up for the greater part of ex- 
tracts from the official records of Ohio Alpha, and in the com- 
piling of them and many other notes, he has rendered valuable 
service to A &, for which he receives her most earnest thanks. 
Neither he nor the records of Ohio Alpha varnish the word which 
expressed the misdemeanor of Childs and McNutt to the men of 
'51 ; he did not call it "independence," and that, perhaps, was 
the fling made at the "two noble fellows long since sleeping in 
honored graves. " As for the feelings which followed Childs and 
McNutt after their withdrawal from Ohio Alpha, they are ex- 
pressed in a quotation at the close of brother Morrison's article : 
* ' That the good feelings professed by the gentlemen in their com- 
munication to the society are cordially reciprocated." That was 
the sentiment uttered by our members of '51 ; it is the one which 
A Q to-day accepts, for none other would be true to our heri- 

This number closes with a list of initiates, from which we learn 
that at Yale thirty-nine men from the class of '8'j have assumed 
the duties of the chapter, and this we believe is a somewhat 
smaller number than usual for her there. At Harvard fraternity 
material must be scarce (for other chapters), since sixty men from 


'88 have been initiated by her A chapter there. We trust that 
the members become acquainted with one another before gradua- 

After having tried the bi-monthly plan for a year, the Beia 
Theta Pi, with volume XIII., once more enrolls herself among 
the monthlies, and in the transformation loses her old dress, 
coming to us now in a plain blue, dragon-less, dog-less, owl-less 
cover. Inside we learn how Betas tuive been "painting things 
red " in a successful summer season at "Wooglen on Chatau- 
qua," in a small but enthusiastic convention at St Louis, and 
later at the Ohio reunion in Columbus, making a veritable "pink 
and blue" magazine with which the "trooly loil" may well be 
satisfied. We are even favored with an edUorAtss September 
number, and, by-the-way, it was a good number to have no edi- 
tor. However, to make up for this autumn kindness, no num- 
ber has appeared since January, it being designed to publish in 
the stead of the February, March, and April numbers the Beta 
Theta Pi Hand-book of 1886, This, in effect, will be a supple- 
ment to their catalogue of '81, and will comprise the recent his- 
tory of the fraternity, a list of members initiated since the pub- 
lishing of the catalogue, together with a geographical and alpha- 
betical index ; and a short account of the colleges and fraterni- 
ties where their chapters are located. The book promises to be 
a valuable and interesting one, especially to Betas, and we await 
its publication with interest It will, perhaps, obviate the neces- 
sity for the more immediate publication of a new catalogue, which 
the addition of twelve hundred names to her rolls would have 
called for. This, no doubt, will be acceptable, as from a recent 
article in the January number we are led to believe that B Q 11 
is no exception to other fraternities, catalogue, history, and song- 
book troubles being the common lot of all. The writer says : 
"I had a letter from John S. Goodwin not long since, who said 
he had manuscript for a history somewhere in the ' mythical 
mystical archives of Beta Theta Pi,' to use his phrase. That 
word ' archives ' is a great invention. All an editor has to do in 
order to get a fine fraternity library is to call for contributions to 
the archives, and lo ! the books come rolling in, to be ' salted 
down ' by the particular editor in charge ; and I guess the history 
is in pickle, waiting until we get our catalogue and song-book 
paid for." 

The literary excellence of the journal has been well kept up in 
the editorials, these sometimes prolix, and in contributed arti- 
cles, none of which are worthier of mention than "A Prodi- 
gal," a story appearing in the January number. 

The chapter letters are uniformly good, have a good amount of 
college information, and are aided here and there by a stroke of 
the editor's pen, but not to that sameness to which it seems those 
oi 2 X and jd K F zre reduced in the editorial moulds. 



Two things, however, seem to trouble our friend, and they 
have been freely discussed in a deparimeni of "Open Letters." 
The first is— preps ; the second — an extension policy which will 
fit all parts of her body politic equally well. The first has re- 
ceived attention from a lively correspondent over the signature 
"C. K.," known to some as "chapter-killer." and to the pio- 
posed victims as "chronic kicker." He uttered his protests 
against the initiation of preps, and proposed to hang the sword 
of Damocles over the beads of such as persisted in the habit. 
This question is not a new one to B & 11, butjts disposal seems 
not much nearer at hand. Among the offending chapters, ten 
in number, are ^ome of her best ones. This defender of the 
faith, however, is told that he "doesn't know what he is talking 
about." and suffers a martyr's death, latally prostrated by the 
blasts he received from all quarters. A card from his family phy- 
sician gives his dying testimony. " ' I pray you bear to ' Herod' 
my dying request that he see to it that the fight fail not till the 

Sreps and combinations are no more.' I told him that ' Herod ' 
ad gone West to a distant land, and that the whole tribe of chap- 
ter-killers had been extinguished in the war raged by the exten- 
sion enthusiasts and their allies, the Beta pteps, and that he veri- 
tably was the last of the VVekickems. When the old man heard 
that he gave a groan, * * and fell back dead." 

Her extension policy took a different complexion at the St. 
Louis convention, and a charier was granted to the University of 
Texas ; the petition from Ohio State University was referred to 
the chapters and favorably acted upon, an account of its found- 
ing, in connection with the Third Ohio Reunion of Betas, ap- 
pearing in the December issue. The chapter has been organized 
for a year or so. starts out well, and, being in Ohio, the corpor- 
ate home of Beta Theta Pi, will prosper. The former chapter, 
at University of Texas, although located at a fine institution, was 
not founded under the most favorable surroundings, has but four 
names on its list, and its name has not yet appeared in the Direc- 
tory. So long as B (~) 17 confines her extension to such institu- 
tions as Ohio State University and University of Texas, she will 
have no reason to be ashamed of her policy. Both institutions 
are an honor to her, and we hope her chapters will prove such to 
their institutions. 

The January number reviews the "December Semi-annual 
Circular Letters." This system of circular letters issued by the 
chapters to their alumni and to sister chapters continues to be a 
most excellent one. and is an admirable feature in Beta Theta 
Pi's government. The letters show most of the chapters to be in 
good condition, and contain many interesting ftaternity and col- 
lege items. Of the chapters having repotted, Michigan, Johns 
Hopkins, and Vanderbilt, with twenty members each, are the 


largest Dickinson and University of Pennsylvania, with six 
each^ are the smallest. Had Amherst and Kenyon reported, the 
limits would have been changed, as the former has about thirty 
members, while Kenyon is reduced to three or four. 

A summary of the reports shows that in college honors, and in 
representation on college journals, B & 11 has had her share. 


The following list is intended to show where suspended chap- 
ters of the various fraternities have been revived, where new 
chapters have been established, and where chapters have died 
since the last edition of **Baird's American College Fraternities " 
was published in 1883. In the preparation of the list I have had 
much assistance from brother J. E. Brown, and I have made use 
of files of all fraternity journals, and also of data derived from 
answers to circulars recently sent out for the purpose of procur- 
ing information for the "Manual of Phi Delta Theta." The 
list shows in a striking way that many of the fraternities have 
made wonderful progress of late in the way of extension. 

W. B. Pauier. 


J K E, University of Alabama, '85. 

J r, Williams, '83. 

J 0, Harvard, '85. 

Z W, University of North Carolina, '85; Brown, '85. 

J X, Rensselaer, '83; Brown, '85. 

K K I\ Missouri University, '85. 

K 2, died, Vanderbilt, '78, and revived, '85. 

2 A E, University of Virginia, '84; Cumberland, '85; Uni- 
versity of North Carolina, '85; University of Alabama, '86. 

2 iV, University of Alabama, '84. 

2 X, University of Pennsylvania, 'S^, 

0r^, University of Georgia, '84; Knox, '85. 

<^ J 6), University of Nebraska, S$; Knox, '84; University of 
Alabama, '84; Miami, '85; Cornell, '86; University of Cali- 
fornia, 86. 

K 2, Richmond. '85. 

K W, South Carolina, '84; State University of Iowa, '85; 
Cornell, '85. 

-Y W, Cornell, 85; omitted from "directory of chapters" 
under Williams; in '• directory of chapters " incorrectly stated as 
inactive at South Carolina. 

A rn, Wittenberg, '83; Central University, '83; West Florida 
Seminary, '84; Southern University, '85; Massachusetts Institute 


Technology, '85; Simpson Centenary, '85; University of Ala- 
.ma, '85. 

B 9 II, Vanderbilt, '84; University of Texas, '85; Ohio 
ate. '85. 

r ^ B, University of Wisconsin, '85. 

j^ r, University of Mississippi, '83; St. Lawrence, '84; Adel- 
rt, '84; University of Michigan, '85; Cornell, '86. 
A KE, Central University, '85. 

j^ T A, University of Colorado, '83; University of Minnesota, 
}; Vanderbilt, '86; University of Mississippi, '86; Emory and 
enry, '86. 

A T, Columbia, '85; Lafayette, '85; University of Wisconsin, 
5; Lehigh, '85. 
A ^, Johns Hopkins, '85. 
Z y. Case School of Science, '84. 
© J X, Amherst, '85. 

6 H» Massachusetts Institute of Technology, '85. 
KA (Southern), South Carolina Military Academy, *%i\ Ala- 
ma Polytechnic, *%i\ Centre, '83; University of Texas, %i\ 
»uth western, '%y, University of Tennessee, '84; Erskine, '84; 
aiversity of the South, '84; University of Alabama, '85; Tulane, 
tablished, '82 — suspended, '83— revived, '86. 
K K I\ Cornell, '82; University of Kansas, '83; University of 
*braska, '84; Allegheny, '86. 

K ^, University of Texas, '84; Perdue, '84; Maine Agricul- 
ral, '85; Hampden Sidney, '85; Centenary, '85; North Georgia 
2fricultural, '85. 

K 2 Ef University of Louisiana. '84. 

n B ^otI. C. Sorosis (not mentioned by Baird), Monmouth, 
7; Iowa Wesleyan, '68; Lombard, '72; University of Kansas, 
y, Simpson Centenary, '74; Carthage, '82; Knox, '84; York 
ethodist, '84; Cincinnati Wesleyan, '85; University of Denver, 
>; State Iowa Normal, State University of Iowa, Iowa Agricul- 
ral. University of Colorado. 
n K A, Hampden Sidney, '85. 

2 A E, West Florida Seminary,' 83; Davidson, '84; Missouri 
liversity, '84; University of lexas, '84; Erskine, '84; Rich- 
Dnd, '84; Mount Union, '85; Wofford, '85; South Kentucky, '85. 
2 N, established, *8y at Bethel, instead of Betheny, as stated 
Baird; Mercer, '83; University of Georgia, '84; Emory '85; 
liversity of Kansas, '85; Lehigh, '85; Vanderbilt, '86; South 
jolina, '86; Missouri University, '86. 

2 X, V. M. 1 , 84; University of Wisconsin, '84; University 
Texas, '84; University of Kansas, '84. 

t A X (founded since last edition of Baird), Virginia Agricul- 
ral, '83; Roanoke, '85; Randolph Macon, '85. 
^ r A, University of Texas, '83; Wittenberg, '84; Denison, 
;; University of Michigan, '85; Lehigh, '85. 


# J 0, Ohio State, '83; University of Texas, '83; University 
of Pennsylvania, '83; Union, '%y, College of the City of New 
York, '84; Colby, '84; Columbia, '84; Dartmouth, '84; Uni- 
versity of North Carolina, '85; Central University, '85; Williams, 
'86; Southwestern, '86. 

^ A ^^ Albany Law School, '84; Boston University, '85; Cin- 
cinnati Law School, '86; University of Pennsylvania, '86. 

^KW, Carleton, '83; Syracuse, '84. 

X ^, Ohio State, '%i\ Vanderbilt, '83; Stevens, '83; Harvard, 

X W, Rochester, '84. 

!P r, Lehigh, '84. 

Rainbow, or W. W. W., University of Texas, '83; Southwestern, 
'83; Emory and Henry, '84; University of Tennessee, '84. 


A T n, Muhlenberg, '84; Columbia, '84; Arkansas Industrial, 
'84; Washington and Jefferson, '84; Oregon Agricultural, '84; 
V. M. L, '85; Stevens, '86. 

A B 0, College of the City of New York, '84. 

J r J, Mount Union, '84; Adrian, '84; Lombard, '85; 
Franklin and Marshall, ^85; Lehigh, '85. 

A r, should be marked, suspended, '73, at Miami, in "direc- 
tory of chapters. " 

GAX, Columbia, '84. 

K A (Southern), University of Mississippi, '84; Wake Forest, 
'84; V. M. L, '85. 

K A O, University of Michigan, "85. 

KKr, University of California, '85. 

K2, University of Colorado, 85; V. M. L, '85. 

K2 K, University of Virginia, '84; V. M. L, '85. 

n B ^, Monmouth, '84. 

2 A E, West Florida Seminary, '85; North Georgia Agricul- 
tural. '85; Furman, '85; Pennsylvania, '85; Charleston, '85; 
Vanderbilt, '86. 

2 iV, University of Virginia, '84; V. M. L, '85. 

2 X, Ohio Wesleyan, '83; Howard, '84; University of Louis- 
iana, '84; Illinois Industrial, '85; V. M. L. '85. 

^ r A, Bethel, '84; University of Pennsylvania, '84; Univer- 
sity of California, '84; University of Virginia, '84. 

^ J 0, Wofford, 84; Monmouth, '84; V. M. L, '85; Ran- 
dolph Macon, '86. 

^K2, Long Island Medical, '84. 

^ K W, University of Georgia, '83; Bethany, '83; Monmouth, 

X^, Muhlenberg, '84; K. M. I., '84; University of Michi- 
gan, '84; University of Pennsylvania, '85. 


linbow, University of Texas, '86; Southwestern, '86; Uni- 
ty of Mississippi, '86; Vanderbilt, *%(i\ Emory and Henry, 
University of Tennessee, '86. 

ANUAL I OF I Phi Delta Theta | by | Walter B. Palmer | Nash- 
ILLS I Southern Methodist Publishing Hoube | Printed for 
he Author | i886 | i6 mo. | 6o pp. 

^DER this title comes to us a little work which will take a 
\ prominent place in growing fraternity literature, than at 
sight its size might lead us to think. It is modest as to size, 
J only of 6o pp., but never were sixty pages filled with 
J solid material than are those of the "Manual of Phi Delta 
PA." It comes from the same printing-house as did our com- 

catalogue of 1883, which is the assurance of a good typo- 
bical make up, and is neatly bound in tan-colored cloth 
rs, which bear in gilt the title. ** A Manual of Phi Delta 
TA." As to mechanical execution its appearance speaks for 

all that could be asked ; as to contents, they are vouched 
y the name of the author, brother Walter B. Palmer. Phi 
I Theta can rest assured that whatever comes from his 
Is bears the stamp of worth. As an official in our fraternity 
rnment, as Editor and contributor to the Scroll, as con- 
^d with that most difficult and yet most successful enterprise 
iblishing the catalogue, and as connected with innumerable 
3 for the advancement of our beloved fraternity, he has ever 
n himself a most efficient and earnest worker. In this work 
as given us valuable information, and in a most compact 
Its contents are : 

1. Sketch of the Fraternity. 

2. Prominent Members. 

3. Statistics of Fraternities. 

4. Statistics of Colleges. 

)ng has the need of just such information as this been felt 
ng the members of our fraternity. The author states this in 
}reface : 

The information concerning the origin, progress and present 
ling o( J G which this work presents is such as the mem- 
af the fraternity by all means should possess, but which hereto- 
las been very difficult for them to obtain. The book certain- 
s the merit of novelty, being the first of its kind ever issued, 
I am of the belief that it will supply a long-felt want, and 
the fraternity will profit by its publication." 

later on states that the idea of a book of this character was 

suggested by the Managing Editor of the Scroll. 

le book is especially valuable in two ways. First, as a 


means of farnishing inter and Mra fraternity intelligence ; sec- 
ondly, as a "spiking" instrument Both points are equally 
vital, and in the Manual we have the best solution that we have 
yet had of them. In the elaborate history of the fraternity which 
the same author has in compilation we will have an exhaustive 
recital of the life of the fraternity and its chapters, upon whose 
territory this one in no wise encroaches. It is a supplement sent 
out in advance. 

The Sketch of the Fraternity, which occupies the first 
thirty pages, includes an account of the founding of the fraternity 
at Miami; a brief history of the college and parent chapter; the 
extension of the fraternity up to the present time; the convention 
and governmental development, and closes with an enumeration 
of the various publications of the fraternity. The author's text is 
supplemented by copious foot-notes, which enlarge upon points 
mentioned and furnish many references. In the succeeding 
division are grouped and classified the names of such members 
of ^ J @ as have attained prominence in public life, including 
only those who were regularly initiated and not those having 
received honorary election. This list occupies three pages and 
is one of which Phi Delta Theta can well be proud. The names 
of many men of equal note with those mentioned are necessarily 
absent, since it would require a universal acquaintance with the 
membership to enable the author to select all such. 

The remainder of the book is more purely statistical, and since 
"in statistics there is strength" they form a valuable part of the 
book. The Statistics of Fraternities comprises a list of all 
the general fraternities extant, named in the order of their found- 
ing, ^ A Q coming thirteen on this list Under each such in- 
formation is given as may be seen from this : 

''A A 0, founded in 1832 at Hamilton; 13 chapters in 8 
States ; S/ar and Crescent ^ 1880 ; green and white." 

The last division, that of Statistics of Colleges, gives some 
entirely new information concerning the income, number of 
instructors, students, etc. , at the institutions where A & i^ 
represented and will be of exceeding interest The first on the 
list is, 

** Alabama Polytechnic Institute. Auburn, Alabama, 1872; 
income from endowment ($253,000), $20,160; faculty, 13; 
students: collegiate, 97. sub-class, 23 — total, 120; tuition free; 
library, 2,000 ; collegian ; ^ A &, 1879 > ^ TO, 1879 > ^ ^ 
(S. O.), 1883." 

It is to be regretted that in many cases where the annual 
income is derived chiefly from legislative appropriations, or fees, 
only the income from the permanent endowment is given, which 
Himinish'^s the figures greatly, otherwise the information is exact 


With all this at hand there is no reason why chapter workers, 
energetic and enthusiastic enough, should be handicapped for 
the lack of it The means of acquainting them with their 
organization is before them; spikers can now arm themselves 
with something besides love and enthusiasm for the fraternity, — 
and the duty is imperative to profit by these advantages. Every 
chapter should see to it that each member has one, and that 
there is another for chapter use. The small outlay they will take, 
will be more than repaid. There is a power in the knowledge 
of these affairs, and having it at command, it will render ines- 
timable service. J. E. B. 



Vermont Alpha, University of Vermont. 

Our winter term closed on the 23d inst. , brother Hyde being 
one of the chosen speakers at the Sophomore exhibition. Since 
our last report we have received calls from brothers Hoffnagle, '84, 
Bigwood and Leavenworth, '85, both of whom have since left 
for the West, where thev are engaged in civil engineering. 

We take pleasure in introducing to the Phi world brother Bee- 
bee, '89, whom we initiated March 13th. Brother Clark's side 
came out ahead on literary work at the close of the term, and en- 
joyed the banquet at the expense of the vanquished. 

Brothers Jeffords and Chase stirred us all with glowing accounts 
of the Province Convention. 

At the opening of the spring term we enter into possession of 
our new rooms in one of the best blocks in the city. We have 
the use of two floors, and the rooms are lilted up to perfection. 
Call and see us in our new quarters. 

March 30, 1886. F. H. Clapp. 

New York Alpha, Cornell University. 

New York Alpha Chapter, though only organized for two 
months, has not been idle by anv means. We have initiated two 
men into the mysteries of Phi Delta Theta, and expect soon to 
initiate as many more. Our new members are IMc*?srs. J. S. Die- 
fendorf, '89, and H. H. Williams, '89. We have already leased 
one of the finest houses in Ithaca as a chapter house. It is a fine 
Queen Anne cottage, containing all the modern conveniences, 
and situated in a very pleasant locality. The lease extends for 
three years. Seven of us are at present occupying the house. 

April 14, 1886. C. A. McAllister. 


Pennstlyania Delta, Allxghent College. 

Oar chapter begins the work of the term with its forces re- 
duced from sixteen to twelve. Brothers Murray and Wells, '86, 
having finished their college work last term, did not return. 
Brother Murray is teaching at Mitchell's Mills, Pa., and Brother 
Wells is study law with his father. Judge Wells, at New Lisbon, 
Ohio. They will return for Commencement. Brother Brown 
is at home sick, and Newkirk is in his father's store. Our 
chapter is in excellent condition, and promises a pleasant and 
profitable term s work, in spite of our diminution in numbers 
and the natural tendencies to "shirk" with which students gen- 
erally are acquainted in the work of the spring term. 

Our hall is so attractive and the fraternity associations so 
pleasant that we feel that we cannot afford to miss one of the 

We are pleased with the interest which Brother Worrall mani- 
fests in the growth and welfare of Alpha Province, also that of 
brother Hicks as President of Pennsvlvania State Association. 
The Editor's vitws of the scope of our fraternity journal are 
eminently sound. 

April 12, 1 886. Chas. P. Lynch. 

Pennsylvania Epsilon, Dickinson College. 

Pennsylvania Epsilon has not been heard fi'om officially for two 
months. Let not this be taken as an indication of lack of fra- 
ternity interest Never, since her establishment, has she been in 
a more healthy condition or her members shown a more hearty 
sympathy with her workings. The effect of Alpha Province Con- 
vention on our delegates seems to have been, in a measure, im- 
parted to the individual, and that, too, with good results. 

Although we will lose eight men this year, enough are left to 
watch Phi Delta Theta's interest. 

Brother Schorpflin, owing to ill health, was compelled to leave 
college for the remainder of the year. 

Brother Porter, '84, recently graduated firom University of 
Maryland as M.D. 

At the anniversary of the Union Philosophical Society of the 
college, held on the evening of April 2d, brothers Morgan, Stein 
and Heisse were our representatives, the first-named being Anni- 

April 6, 1886. W. T. Graham. 

Pennsylvania Zeta, University of Pennsylvania. 

I AM sure you will be glad to hear that Pennsylvania Zeta is 
once more on its feet With the aid of men from other chapters 
now at tlie university, we have been enabled to start anew. 


Can you send ns ihe Scroli^ for the past year ? If you can- 
not send all, send as many as possible, as the men know little of 
fraternity history, and I see the Scroll is unusually good in that 
regard. We now have thirteen men in ihe chapter, and will soon 
lake in more. I will send to the business manager in a few days, 
as soon as I get it all collected, our Scroll tax for 1885-6. 

Send the Scrolls as soon as possible to my address. Can you 
tell us when the Manual will be out.' 

Hoping to hear from you sijon. 1 remain, yours in the bond, 
Leonard M. Prince. 
President Pennsylvania Zeta. 

Since the above has been received we have been notified of the 
election of brother Prince to the editorial staff of 7S< Pmntyl- 
canian. — [Eds.] 

Virginia Alpha, Roanoke College, 

Arepoiit from our chapter has been due for some lime. Since 
otir last Messrs. H. L. Keen and R. Ney Williams have become 
active Phis. We have a right to be proud of these excellent men. 
Brother Keen will take the mathematical medal this year and 
graduate with honors in the class of '87. Of brother Williams, 
we hope and believe we will record as favorably in the future. 

On the Junior Debate we are represented by brothers Sieg, 
Myers and Keen, no other fraternities being represented. For 
ihe Orators' Medal we will have two, if not three, contestants, 
and one each for the Greek Medal and English Scholarship, In 
all we have a bright prospect and bid fair to outstrip all other fra- 
ternities here. Socially we hold our popularity as of yore. 

J. R. Hanchrr. 

South Carolina Beta, South Carolina College. 

Our chapter is enjoying its usual prosperity. On the night of 
April 7th we initiated Mr. D. F. Houston, one of the three 
"honor men " of '87. He is assistant editor of the Collegian, 
and altogether one of the most prominent men in college. 

2 N has placed a chapter of seven men here. While the qual- 
itv of this chapter is not objectionable, it is unfortunate that the 
number of fraternities should be increased. 

Chairs of Assistant Mathematics and Agriculture have recently 
been added to the faculty of our college. We welcome the new 

April 7, 1886. W. W. Ball. 



Georgia Gamma, Mercer University. 

A VEIL of the deepest sadness was cast over our chapter and 
over the whole college last Wednesday morning (March 31st) by 
the death of brother Percy Long, a most worthy member of class 
'89. Brother Long was initiated the first week of this collegiate 
year, and from that time until his death he showed himself a true 
and loyal Phi. His character is almost unimpeachable. He re- 
iceived the highest mark of his class, and in every respect was re- 
cognized both by the students and faculty as one well worthy of 
initiation. He was sick only a short time, and his death was 
quite unexpected. A party, consisting of eight Phis, one K A, 
and one A T £1, accompanied the remains to his home at Lees- 
burg, Ga, , for interment 

The Sophomore class is so large this year that the faculty have 
decided to select, first, the best twenty-four speakers of the class, 
and then from this number the best twelve to declaim at Com- 
mencement. The first trial came off about two weeks ago, and 
out of eight Phis who contended seven received places. The 
second trial will take place in about a week. 

February 6, 1886. W. B. Hardman. 

Alabama Alpha, University of Alabama. 

We can look back with pride upon the success of Alabama 
Alpha during the past six months — the time of our new existence 
as a chapter. We have won many victories, and have also tasted 
of defeat. Well can we boast of the good reputation of all our 
men, and dwell with pride upon the harmony that characterizes 
our internal work. 

At the Sophomore exhibition brothers Compton and Roach 
represented 0^0, and creditably did they acquit themselves. 

We congratulate the 2 A Es upon their establishing here, and 
give them a cordial welcome into fraternity circles. 

In the next issue of the Scroll I desire to correct several mis- 
statements that have lately been made in some fraternity journals 
in reference to Alabama Alpha. 

April 7, 1886. W. E. Booker. 

Alabama Beta, State Agricultural College. 

It becomes our duty to report the withdrawal of T. J. Part- 
ridge, '88, from our fraternity. When admitted to the loyal Phi 
band he was unaware of the fact that his church (Catholic) pro- 
hibited his becoming a member of a college fraternity, but since 
then he has been advised by the bishop to withdraw. Being 

mest and stncllf conscientious in his religious vows, he chose 

I hold them sacred above all others. He was a most worthy 

member, is an excellent student, and a praiseworthy young man. 

We are making preparations for our annual picnic, which will 
be about May ist, in honor of the Phi sisters. 

For the next Scroll we would like to review briefly our year's 

April 15, 1886. L. W. SpiUTUNG. 

Texas Bhta, University of Texas. 

Though we have kept silent Tor some time we have not been 

idle, but, on the contrary, have been working hard, and with good 

The first honor of the year was bestowed on brother Hall, who 
was elected Orator of the Rusk Literary Society on Commence- 
ment. Brother Hall is reputed to be a line orator, and in honor- 
ing him the Rusk has done honor to itself. 

The great event of the month was the prize debate of the 
Athenaeum, contested for by eight of the ablest debaters of the 
society, and continuing for two nights. There were fine, eloquent 
and logical speeches made by the contestants, but by universal 
consent the finest, the most eloquent, and most logical was made 
by brother Percy A. Hawthorne, to whom the medal was awarded. 
The .S'/a/i'SOTan, commenting on the debate, says : "The debate 
throughout was remarkably well contested, and some doubt was 
left as to where the honor would fall ; but all commend the wis- 
dom of the judges, and on all sides the comment wis thai he de- 
served it. Mr. Hawthorne is an academic student in his Junior 
year. He has, since the opening of the university, been a zealous 
member of the Athenaeum, and has been among its most promi- 
nent members. He is a member of the Phi Delta Theta frater- 
nity, and a representative man of the university. The medal is 
of solid gold, almost as large as the palm of your hand. On 
one side is an engraving of the university building, and on the 
other, ' Best debater, 1886,' with room for name." 

The contest in the Rusk Society has not yet taken place, but 
we believe the Phis in that society will show themselves worthy of 
iheir brethren in the sister society. 

Brother Bradshaw was chosen as representative of the Law de- 
partment at Commencement. He has since, for private reasons, 
declined the honor, but we cannot forego quoting this handsome 
tribute to him in which the SlaUsman mentioned his election : 

"Saturday afternoon (ayih inst. ) an election for law represen- 
tative was held by the Sen ior law class of the University of Texas. 
This position is more sought after than any within the giftsof the 
students, and much interest has been manifested in the result 


Mr. C. J. Bradshaw, of La Grange, was unanimously elected. 
Mr. Bradshaw represented the Dialectic Society of the Vanderbilt 
University in 1884, and was most highly complimented by the 
Tennessee papers. He is one of the best men in the graduating 
class, and will no doubt deliver a fine address." 

From brother Raymond, than whom there is no more loyal 
Phi, the chapter received a beautiful silk banner of blue and 
white, painted by the skilful brush of his talented sister, Miss 
Mary. I need not say we were delighted at receiving such an ap- 
propriate present from brother Raymond, to whom it was, if pos- 
sible, more pleasure to give it. 

The spirit of Phidom bums brightly in our chapter, and we 
feel that under the impulse of its ennobling influence nothing is 

We hail with joy Massachusetts Alpha, New York Alpha, Cali- 
fornia Alpha, and last, but by no means least, our neighbor — 
Texas Gamma. 

March 31, 1886. Constance Pessels. 


Onto Beta, Ohio Wesleyan University. 

Spring vacation finds us all back and ready to work for the in- 
terests of 4^ J 0. 

Brother Mair left us last term, having accepted a call to preach 
at Pella, la. In brother Mair's absence we lose one of our most 
active workers. 

Since our last report we have initiated A. R. Cecil (formerly 
an A T £l)y a member of the class of '88. 

The annual Pan Hellenic banquet occurred March 6th. This 
was one of the most pleasant features of the college year, doing 
much to promote good feeling among the different fratemilies. 

Delta Province of ^ J meets here May i6th, and we want 
every Phi in the Province to attend. Many Phis from other pro- 
vinces will try to be present. 

April 6, 1886. H. C. Wikoff. 

Since you last heard from us in the Scroll our chapter has had 
several changes — losses and gains. Brother W. F. Mair, who has 
been our Reporter, in February left college, going to Pella, Iowa, 
where he enters the ministry. It was with regret that we saw him 
leave, for although one of our youngest, he was one of our most 
earnest and enthusiastic workers. His numerical loss has been 
off-set by the addition of brother Cecil, whom we initiated in 
March, and who promjseg tQ be a loyal and enthusiastic Phi in 

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the fnllest sense of the word. Brother Cecil was formerly a stu- 
dent ax Wittenberg College, and a charter member of the chapter 
of A Tfl there. He entered Ohio Wesleyan University last Sep- 
tember, and after dissolving his relations with A TSl united with 
# J 0, although the bail of other fraternities was offered him. 
He comes, therefore, with fraternity esperience, and we hope to 
profit by it 

Some of our members who iiave been out during the preceding 
term are with us again, so our ranks are not thinned. At the 
end of the year we will lose brothers Seeds and MiUington by 
graduation, but their places will be filled by members of the in- 
coming Freshman class. And right here we can say that we take 
pardonable pride in our pledged men, for a finer set could not be 
picked out of '90. 

During the spring vacation the "Pan-Hellenic Glee Club" 
made a short trip, taking in four cities in the southwestern part of 
the State, and had a most enjoyable trip. What most surprised 
us was that they got back without getting in debt ; but theydid 
it. <P j3 ^is represented in the organization by brothers O'Kane, 
Barkdull, and MiUington. 

The spring term opened with a few new students and most of 
the old ones back. The faculty have announced speakers for 
Commencement, only one of whom is a fraternity man, he being: 
a*K r. 

Several of our old members have been in the city from time to 
time during ibe year, and we are always glad to welcome visiting: 
Phis. Brother Geo. H. Van Fleet, of Marion, dropped in on us 
last week for a few hours. 

Our interest now is centered in ihe Delta Province Convention, 
which will meet with our chapter Thutsdayand Friday, May 13th 
and r4th. We are making all the efforts in our power to make it 
a successful and pleasant gathering of the Phis v( this Province. 
There will be business sessions, and the Convention will close 
with a. gathering around the banquet board, where every man is 
expected to haveas good a time as his hilarity and appetite will 
allow. The success of the Convention depends much upon our 
sister chapters in the Province. We are relying upon each of you 
to turn out full delegations. Come one, come all I We want to 
welcome to our council fire some new tribes. Ohio Alpha, the 
mother of us all, you are especially invited. The Buckeye boys 
want to make the acquaintance of the chivalrous Phis of the Blue 
grass Stale. You, Kentucky Alpha, our oldest chapter, and you, 
Kentucky Delta, our youngest, are especially invited. Athens, 
Wooster, Akron, Columbus, and all of you, are expected. Let 
every chapter be represented. All the alumni to whom these 
greetings may come, and any Phis who can get in the neighbor- 
hood of Delaware at that time, are most cordially invited. 

April 19, 1886. B. 


Ohio Gamma, Ohio Uniyersitt. 

The present year is a prosperous one in Ohio Gamma's history. 
Everything is progressive and harmonious. Actuated by the true 
Phi spirit, our members are ever zealous in advancing the highest 
interests of our chapter. We now enroll a dozen active mem- 
bers, representing the highest scholarship in the University. Five 
members have been added this year, all of whom give evidence 
of proving genuine Phis. The Ohio University is noted for its 
high grade of scholarship, and our aim is to select only such 
men as give promise of good scholarship and true manhood. 
Brains and character constitute a student's passport to the privi- 
leges of Ohio Gamma. 

Fraternity circles here have been slightly moved by the action 
of the recent Convention of Kappa Alpha Theta in withdrawing 
the charter from Zeta Chapter of the Ohio University. The 
action occasioned all the more surprise from the high standing 
of the young ladies composing Zeta Chapter. This Chapter, like 
the Ohio Gamma, was considered an honor to the University, as 
it was composed of ladies of the highest intelligence and culture. 
Their work in the University was at all times of the most satis- 
factory nature. It seems strange that the Convention should in 
so summary a manner withdraw the charter from a chapter that 
for character and intelligence had no rival in the Theta Fraternity. 
It is your reporter's unbiassed opinion that Zeta Chapter of the 
Ohio University represents more thorough scholarship and genu- 
ine womanly worth than the whole Wooster Convention. This 
is not a quarrel of the Phis, but we at all times are warmly in 
fovor of fairness in all things, and cannot but denounce the action 
of the Wooster Convention. We have heard it intimated that 
the Thetas do not wish chapters in "obscure" colleges. If the 
Ohio University is regarded as an ** obscure" college by the 
young ladies composing the Theta Fraternity, it argues a lament- 
able ignorance of college matters on their part. 

Several of our members besides the delegates will attend the 
Delta Province Convention to be held at Delaware in May. 

March 28, 1886. Albert Leonard. 

At a regular meeting of this chapter, held in Phi Delta Theta 
Hall, Saturday, March 6th, a committee of three was appointed 
to draft appropriate resolutions in regard to the alleged with- 
drawal of the charter of Zeta Chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta, of 
this university. 

The recent Wooster convention of the Thetas decided that this 
chapter of "girls " was not good enough to be classed with the 
other "girls" for some reason unknown to or imagined by sen- 
sible Greeks. The only necessity for this absurd and inexcusable 



action grows out of the ferrile imagination of some of the Ext- 
ern " grand ladies " and the important delegate from the little 
Cornell bakers' dozen chapter. 

The committee reported the following preamble and resolu- 
tions, which were enthusiastically and unanimously adopted : 

Whertas, The recent national convention of the thirteen chap- 
ters of the Kappa Alpha Theta fraternity has withdrawn the char- 
ter from Zeta chapter, and, 

Whtreas, The charter was removed without any previous inti- 
mation whatever being ^iven to the accused chapter, and in direct 
violation of all the recognized laws of deliberative assemblies ; and 

Whereas, The Greek world does not recognize such ptartisan, 
revolutionary measures as subject to obedience and in accordance 
with the proper fraternal spirit ; and, 

Whereas, The aciive members and the alumnae of Zeta chap- 
ter are now and have always been in high standing, and are well- 
known as ladies of superior culture and intellectual ability ; 

Therefore, be it resolved by Gamma Chapter of Phi Delta 
Theta, That the remaining chapters composing the other branch 
of Kappa Alpha Theta are to be commiserated in the loss of so 
important a chapter ; and, be it further 

Resolved, That Gamma Chapter of Phi Delta Theta advises 
Zeta Chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta to reorganize as Alpha chap- 
ter ; to sever all connection with the other branch, and to assume 
the power to issue charters to other applying institutions, and to 
establish a fraternity journal. 

W. E. BuvDV, 1 

E. A. Dent, J- CommiUee. 

W. W. Martin. ) 

Ohio Zeta, Ohio State University. 

Ohio Zeta takes more than ordinary pleasure in introducing 
to the Phi world Brother Homer C. Johnston, of Marion, Ohio, 
her latest initiate. He was sought by four of the six fraternities 
here — good evidence to all that he is considered a valuable man 
and is popular. In him the Blue and White has a devoted and 
enthusiastic worker 

Brother Coe. owing to the illness of his father, will not return 
this term. We regret to lose from active membership with this 
chapter Brother J. E. Randall, Delta Province President, who 
has removed to Lynn. Mass., where he has a responsible position 
with the Thomson-Houston Electric Co. His wise counsels 
will be greatly missed in the chapter. Our best wishes go with 
him. The Province Conven tion , to be held at Delaware, May 1 3 
and 14, is just now the absorbing topic of fraternity interest. We 
expect to be there in a body. 


The Makio, published by the fraternities of the Universitjr 
annually, will be ready in a short time. We would greatly like 
to exchange it with chapters at colleges where similar volumes 
are published. 

April 17, 1886. W. F. Hunt. 


Indiana Delta, Franklin College. 

Since our last report we have had no initiations. The term 
opened with its usual interest, and there are a few new men to 
work upon, but as yet we have done nothing, as I think it is not 
well to be too hasty in such matters. We have a good chapter, 
but, at the same time, we, as all others, have room for improve- 
ment, and we are doing so to a great extent in tome directions. 

Several of our members attended the Province Convention, 
and seem to have derived a great deal of fraternity spirit and in- 
formation from it 

Brother Johnson was elected President of the State Oratorical 
Association at the convention April 8th ; also. Miss Martha Noble, 
of the Kappa Kappa Gamma fraternity, was elected correspond- 
ing secretary. 

W^e have received visits lately from brothers Olwin, Williams, 
Ransdell, and Mugg, all of Indiana Delta, and brothers Shaw, 
LaGrange, Montgomeiy, and McCaslin, of Indiana Epsilon. 

April 14, 1886. Harry Gant. 

Indiana Epsilon, Hanover College. 

Our chapter was unusually well represented at the Province 
Convention, held in Indianapolis April 7th and 8th, and all were 
enthused and energized by their attendance. Already arrange- 
ments are beginning to be talked of for another Pan Hellenic 
banquet, to be given in Madison in June. The occasion last 
year was all that could be desired, and this bids fair to be even 
more successful. While we always keep fraternity distinction 
fairly in mind, yet we are convinced that this commingling of 
spirits just at the close of the year is healthful and beneficial to 
us all. Perhaps never before has there been a friendlier feeling 
between the fraternities than during the present year, and this we 
believe to be owing not only to the pleasant memories of last 
year's banquet, but also to the anticipation of a similar occasion 
this year. 

We still have several of the Scrolls on hand, as indicated in 
the former report, and solicit correspondence in regard to an ex- 

Brother F. D. Swope, '85, who spent most of the year with us, 


has gone to Seymour, where he goes into [he shoe business. We 
miss brother Swnpe very much, as he has been one of our most 
enthusiastic workers for lour or five years. The best wishes of 
the chapter attend him in his new departure. 

Brother Reel was called home at the close of last term by the 
sickness of his parents. Brother T. E. Shaw, having finished 
his course in the business college at Cincinnati, has returned to 
his home here where he will remain for the present. 

We are much gratified to have brother C. O. Shirey with us 
again. He has been away all year teaching, but will proceed 
with his old class, '87. 

All the personals in the March Scroll credited to Indiana 
Delta belong to Indiana Epsilon. 

Brother C. A. Swope, who is now employed aa slenographcrat 
the general office of the L. 4 N. R. R, at Louisville, paid us a 
short visit in March. 

April 15, 1SS6, Chas. H. McCaslin. 

Michigan Beta, Michigan Aoricultukal College. 

Michigan Beta has sixteen loyal members and more to follow. 
This term we have initiated the following ; Oria J. Root, '89; 
Will S. Morrison, '83. Brother De Gormo has returned to col- 
lege. Brother Stanley, our delegate to Epsilon Province Con- 
vention, gave us a fine report. 

On May 2, 1885, Charles F. Lawson and Guy B. Thompson 
were expelled from the 4> J fraternity for disloyalty to Phi 
honor. Perhaps this should have been reported before, but 
under the circumstances it was thought best not to report it at 
the time. 

Will try and be more regular in our reports in the future. 
In the bond, 

April II, 1886. Ned S. Mayo. 

Michigan Gamma, Hillsdalf. College. 

Everything is at present very quiet here. The spring term 
opened March 16. 

All the Phis were found at their post, excepting brother C. G. 
Corey, who has gone to his home, Money Creek, Minnesota. 
He eipects to return in ihe fall. 

Michigan Gamma is to be represented at the coming Province 
Convention, at Indianapolis, by brother J. E. Davidson. 

We graduate two men this year, brothers Heckman and 

April I, 1886. W. 0. Robinson. 



Wisconsin Alpha, University of Wisconsin. 

In and about Wisconsin Alpha everything is in prime order; we 
are getting along in excellent harmony, both as regards internal 
and external affairs. We are twelve in number and have weekly 
meetings. Our hall is the most tasty and spacious of all the 
fraternity halls in the city; we have it very well furnished, and, 
among other things, a piano and billiard-table help to while 
away leisure hours. We have had a coal-fire all winter, so we 
could go there at any time and find the hall at a comfortable 

Brother Bennett, Class of '86 (Pharmacy), leaves us at the end 
of this term, having finished his course ; he is one of our oldest 
members, and we are sorry to see him go. 

In the joint debate between the two leading literary societies 
of the University, which took place a short time ago after one 
year's preparation, brothers Spencer and Hallam delivered pow- 
erful speeches. Our members are very prominent in these 

We lately had a pleasant call from brother A. J. Hilbert, of 
Milwaukee. He is partner in a wholesale firm dealing in drugs, 
chemicals, extracts, etc. 

We are always glad to see old Phis, and extend invitation to 
all to come and see us. 

March 30, 1886. L. R. Anderson. 

Missouri Alpha, Missouri State Unhtersity. 

I HAVE the pleasure of introducing in this report R. P. Barse 
and T. J. J. See, both of whom are loyal Phis now and as en- 
thusiastic as could be desired. One day, in the month of March, 
the Phis, the 2 iVs and the K K T^ en masse, together with 
representatives from the other two fraternites here, Z ^ and 
2 A E, assembled at the Depot to bid our brother Clendenin 
'* good-bye," as he was on the eve of departing for Europe. 

Brother H. R. Williams, in a few appropriate words, expressive 
of our love and admiration for our brother, delivered in the name 
of Missouri Alpha a very beautiful Phi badge to him. Brother 
Clendenin responded, delineating what had been his object and 
course he pursued in his endeavors to raise Phi Delta Theta far 
beyond her rivals, and with words of thanks for the badge, and, 
although somewhat low and nearly inaudible, yet we Phis heard 
them; then, after shaking us by the hand, he boarded the train 


en route for New York. He belongs to this year's graduating 
class, and was allowed, by the Faculty, to pass his examinations, 
etc., before starting, so that when he returns his diploma will be 
here for him. 

Talmage lectured here a few nights ago, and we had the 
pleasure of seeing some of our brothers from Missouri Beta, who 
were here for the lecture. 

The © Chapter of A" X F of this place are highly elated 
over the success of one of their members who received one of 
the ** Prang Prizes" for the best Essay on Christmas Cards, and 
which was open to the whole United States. 

The inter-collegiate contest in Oratory between Missouri State 
University and Westminster College of Fulton comes off on May 
lo, and out of the four representatives who are from here two are 
Phis, brothers Williams and Weed. Brothers Ayers, McChesney, 
Young and Bartley, from Missouri Beta, were here for a short 
time a few days ago. 

We are all happy over the additions made to our list of chap- 
ters by the revival of New York Alpha and California Alpha, and 
the establishment of Massachusetts Alpha, and we wish them all 

I also have the pleasure of noticing the marriage of one of our 
members to a lady who belongs to a local organization of Iowa. 

Brother J. S. Snoddy, '83, has just received, from Newman, 
a very handsome badge. 

Brother Knox has been appointed Essayist for the Exhibition 
of the Athenaeum Literary Society. 

A part of the military companies have been sworn in as State 
Militia, and now brother Ned Hinton holds a commission as a 
Quartermaster, bearing the Great Seal of Missouri. 

Brother Geo. W. Coffman, '84, who has been attending the 
College of Homoeopathy in Chicago, paid us a visit, a few days 
ago, on his way home. 

April 1, 1886. H. W. Clark. 

Missouri Beta, Westminster College. 

Missouri Beta is full to the brim of genuine Phi spirit, and 
fearing there would be an overflow, we called to our aid three 
sturdy men and instructed them in the mysteries. Their names 
will be found in the list of initiates, together with those of three 
former, whose names have never been placed in that list of 

Missouri Beta enjoyed the company of brother Frank Weed, 
of Missouri Alpha, some days ago. 

We, of Missouri Beta, hope to meet Missouri Alpha soon at 
die inter-collegiate oratorical contest to be held in the first part 
of May. 


I would call the attention of the editors oi the Scroll to what 
appears to me to be a typographical error in the directory. 
Should not Kansas Alpha Alunmi, of Kansas City, Missouri, 
read Missouri Alpha Alumni, of Kansas City, Missouri ? 

1 hope that the prospects of all chapters of 4^ J @ are as flour- 
ishing as Missouri Beta. 

Brother Charles B. France has left for his home in St. Joseph, 
Missouri, owing to being unwell; we hope to have him with us 
again soon. The resignation of Mr. A. S. C. Clarke was ac- 
cepted by the chapter some time ago. Brothers G. F. Ayers, 
S. E. Young, W. Y. McChesney and D. P. Bartley enjoyed the 
hospitality and good-fellowship of Missouri Alpha, and with her 
members attended the lecture delivered before the students of 
Missouri State University by Rev. T. De Witt Talmage, of Brook- 
lyn. We are looking forward to the great Phi banquets four 
weeks from now. 

March 28, 1886. John A. Gallahsr. 

Nebraska Alpha, University of Nebraska. 

The spring term opened on the ist of April, but nothing was 
done for two days in the line of regular work. The State Teach- 
ers' Association was then holding three daily sessions in chapel, 
and many of the Professors and students attended. W. F. Ring- 
land, '77 (Indiana Beta), now President of Hastings College, de- 
livered an excellent address on "The Antagonism of Religion 
and Culture," and made us a short call. C. L. Herron, '85, 
Michigan Gamma, has been in the city a few days with his c hap- 
ter brother, R. E. Taylor, '85. and will become a Nebraska 
teacher. E. E. Woodman, '84, Michigan Gamma, recently 
passed through this city on his way from Chicago to his home in 
Kansas. He found his chapter brothers Taylor and Herron, 
and was escorted to the Phi hall, where several of us met him. 
Our chapter will greatly miss brothers Codding and Chapin. 
Brother Codding has gone to his home in Kansas, and brother 
Chapin is teaching at the Omaha Indian Agency, where his 
father is Superintendent. During examination week brother 
Clyde Bowman, '89, gave a tea party to the chapter and company. 
All enjoyed the evening and spoke highly of the real hospitality 
of Dr. and Mrs. Bowman. 

April 6, 1886. James R. Foree. 

Iowa Beta, State University of Iowa. 

Since our last report little has occurred that is of general inter- 
est, except the accession to the Phi world viewed from a matri- 
monial standpoint. On the loth of February last W. S. Hos- 

ford was married to Miss Nellie iMorrow, of Iowa City. Brother 
HosforJ. '83^ is engaged in the wholesale and retail hardware 
bosiness at Davenport, Iowa. We thas record the first departuie 
of Iowa Beta in this line. 

Our members have recently been increased by the addition of 
Arthur Cobb, a worthy member of the Sophomore Class. 

Brother V, R. Lovell, as Orator, represented the State Uni- 
versi^ of Iowa in the Stale Oratorical contest held at Cedar 
Rapids, Iowa, and there received the honor of Delegate to the 
the inter-State Oratorical contest Considerable excitement of 
late has been manifested over college politics, oat of it all Iowa 
Beta received her portion. 

April t, 1886. O. R. Young. 

Calitoknu Alpha, University of California. 

California Alpha initiated three men of the Class of '88, 
brothers M. S. Woodhams, C. F. Ailardt and F. A, Allardt, on the 
evening ol March 22. The initiation was held at the offices of 
Dr. C T, Rodolph, a brother of one of our members in Oakland. 
Brothers Burchard and Henderson, of the Classes of 'j$ and 'ito, 
University of California, respectively, were present at the initia- 
tion, and expressed themselves as being highly pleased with the 

March 23 was Charter Day of the University of CaliTomia, and 
our new members made their first public appearance as Phis on 
that occasion. It is the custom here to hold hterary exercises 
on the morning of Charier Day and to devote the afternoon to 
dancing. During the brief intermission between the morning 
and afternoon exercises, each of the fraternities give a lunch, to 
which they invite their friends. ^ iJ O gave her -'spread " at 
I. O. O. F. Hall, about sixty guests being present. All seemed 
well pleased with our good cheer, and ihe compliments we 
received assured us thai California Alpha lunch was a success. 
The Phi sisters gained our everlasting graiilude by decorating 
the tables with floral designs, prominent among which was a 
larcje and exquisitely beautiful ^ J W badge. 

Brother Western. Tennessee Beta, and Brnthers McCrocken 
and Morse, California Alpha, were with us on Charter Day. 

Brother Morgan, '87, holds a position as Sergeant in t!ie Hat- 
lalion. while brother Woodhams, '88, is our gallant Color Ser- 

On the evening of j\larch 1 1 ihcre occurred, in East Oakland, 
a ceremony whicli, although not an initiation of our dear 0^6*, 
was nevertheless quite a Plii alTair. Brother A. A. Dewing, 
Pennsylvania Alpha, and Miss Mary L, Melvin were joined in 
the holy bonds of matrimony. Brother C, S, Melvin, Pcnn- 


sylvania Alpha, acted as groomsman, while two of the four 
ushers were brothers Rodolph and Melvin, of our chapter. 
March ay, 1886. H. A. Mklvin. 


South Carolina Beta. 

'87. David Frank Houston, Darlington, S. C. 

Ohio Beta. 

'88. Alphaeus Reid Cecil. 

Michigan Gahha. 

'88. Marlin Palmer^ Ridgeway, Mich. 

Iowa Beta. 

'88. Arthur Cobb, Tipton, la. 

Missouri Alpha. 

'88. Thos. Jefferson Jackson See, Montgomery City, Mo. 
'90. Robert Pieronnet Barse, Kansas City, Mo. 

California Alpha. 

'87. William Owen Morgan, Oakland, Cal. 

'88. Charles Ferdinand Allardt, Oakland, Cal. 

'88. Frederick Adolphus Allardt, Oakland, Cal. 

'88. Maurice Sullivan Woodhams, La Honda, Cal. 

'89. Daniel Sawyer Holladay, Santa Ana, Cal. 

'89. Harry Alexander Melvin, Oakland, Cal. 

'89. Joseph Alonzo Norris, Pleasant Valley, Cal. 

'89. Frank Mershon Parcells, Oakland, Cal. 

'89. George Walter Rodolph, Oakland, Cal. 

Ohio Gamma. 

'89. Edward Guy Welch, Athens, Ohio. 

'89. Dudley W. Welch, Athens, Ohio. 

'89. Sidney H. Johnson, Trimble, Ohio. 

'89. Lucius N. Henry, Berlin, Ohio. 

'88. W. W. Martin, Columbus, Ohio. 

Missouri Beta. 

'89. Charles Benjamin France, St. Joseph, Mo. 

'89. Robert Donnel France, St Joseph, Mo. 

'87. Matthew Howell Reaser, Fulton, Mo. 

"^^, William Marion Duffy, Concord, Mo. 

''^'^, Landon Owen Rodes, Fulton, Mo. 

'88. James Long Sloss, St Louis, Mo, 


Alabama Alpha. 
William Norvell Complon, Selma, Ala. 
Lloyd McKee Hooper. Selma, Ala. 
Charleion Gieen Smiih, Cenireville, Ala. 
Mortimer Jordan McAdorj', Jonesboro, Ala. 
Willie Eugene Hollowar, Geneva, Ala. 
Walter Ross Searcy, Tuscaloosa, Ala. 

Verhokt Alpha, 
William Asahel Beebic. 


The Sigma Cki publishes the following schedule of topics dis- 
cussed at a recent province convention. We think that such a 
schedule was published in the Shitld of ^ K V two or three 
years since, when Mr. Van Cleve was editor. We recommend 
these topics for consideiation at future State and province con- 
ventions of ^ ^ f^. The only alteration we have made in the 
list is changing .2 X to <fi J &. 

1. Division Conferences. 

(a) General — Their methods and scope. 

(6) Special — Matters pertaining to each Grand Division. 

2. The Fraternity Magazine. 

{a) Financial. 

(i) Subscriptions of Active Members. 

(i) Alumni circulation. 
{6) Editorial. 

(i) General literary support and management. 

(2) The work of Chapter Correspondents. 

3. Financial Matters. 

{a) General Fraternity finance. 
(c) Individual chapter finances. 

4. The Fraternity Catalogue. 

(a) Matters of Publication and Finance. 
(i) Historical Material, 
(f) Biographical Material. 

5. Alumni Relations to the Fraternity. 

(a) Alumni Chapters. 

(&) Alumni and the .\ctive Chapters. 

6. Inter-Chapler Relations. 

(a) Acquaintance. 
(i) Correspondence. 

7. Chapter Records. 

(a) Minutes. 

(*) Other Records. 


8. Chapter Libraries. 

{a) Contents. 

(3) Ways and Means. 

9. The General Fraternit} Library. 

(a) Contents. 

\b\ Ways and Means. 

10. Chapter Houses. 

(a) Advantages and Management. 
(3) Ways and Means. 

11. Extension. 

(d) Eastern. 
(3) Western. 
(4 Southern. 

1 2. Nature of the Secrecy of the Fraternity. 

13. Extended Chapter Histories. 

14. The next Annual Convention. 

{a) Place. 
\h\ Time. 

(f) Questions for Debate and Decision, 
(i) The Prep. Question. 
(2) Constitutional Amendments. 
The Withdrawal of Charters. 
Regulation of Taxes and Assessments. 
(5) Miscellaneous Subjects. 

15. Character and Methods of Individual Chapter Work. 

(a) Character of the meetings. 

(3) General standard of membership. 

\c) Numbers. 

\d) Methods of solicitation. 

(^) Ritualistic observance and knowledge. 

(/") Constitutional observance and knowledge. 

{g) General knowledge of ^ & matters and history. 

{A) General knowledge of Greek-Letter Society matters 

and history. 
(i) Songs and song-book. 

16. Honorary Members. 

17. The Expulsion of Members. 



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Alabama Alpha. 

'84. M. Graham is teaching a flourishing school in Franklin, 

'84. C. B. Gibson, Senior Captain of '84, is teaching in 
Jacksonville, Ala. 

'84. C. Harding is at the United States Military Academy, 
West Point, N. Y. 

'85. L. V. Clark, who had charge of the victorious Cadet 
team at New Orleans and Mobile last May, is reading law in 

'85. W. M. Browder is studying medicine in Philadelphia. 

'85. A. L. McLeod is teaching in Selma, Ala. 

'85. O. L. Gray is teaching at Mulberry, Ala. 

'85. J. W. Gilbert is assistant Professor of English in Uni- 
versity of Alabama. 

'84. John Daniel is assistant Professor of Natural Philosophy 
in University of Alabama. 

Ohio Delta. 

'87. W. Z. Morrison has entered the Junior Class at Cornell 
University, and reports himself well pleased with the change which 
he has made. He and J. R. Calder, '86, are two of Wooster's 
prominent Phis, now at Cornell. 

'77, J. C. McClarren, a prominent lawyer of the city, is soon 


to take his departure for the West Brother McClarren was mar- 
ried last summer to Miss Lizzie Deer, one of Wooster's most 
popular ladies, and it is with great regret that the boys of Ohio 
Delta loose this couple from their social circle. 

Alabama Beta. 

'8a. F. J. Dudley is an architect at Columbus, Ga. We are 
glad to see him in our city occasionally. 

'83. C. L. Gay is a merchant at Montgomery, Ala. 

'85. T. Trammell is general agent for the Chess Corley Co., 
Vicksburg, Miss. 

'86. A. F. Whitfield was with us not long since. He has 
completed his course at Fort Meyer, Va., and is now stationed at 
Pensacola, Fla. 

'88. J. D. Stubbs is taking a special course in chemistry un- 
der W. C. Stubbs, of New Orleans. 

Missouri Alpha. 

Married. — On Monday, March i, 1886, Lanius Duane Evans, 
of Columbia, Mo., to Miss Kate G. Griffith, of Keokuk, la. 
L. D. Evans is a member of Missouri Alpha, and Mrs. Evans is 
a member of the " M. C.s," a local organization of Iowa. 

ill pmortetn. 

Hall of Michigan Gamma, April i, 1886. 

Whereas f The Omnipotent Creator, in his Divine wisdom, 
has removed from our midst brother T. M. Greenman, a dili- 
gent and faithful student, a cheerful and active member of society, 
a worthy and loyal brother, and a warm and hearty friend to all 
who knew him ; 

Whereas^ His home has been bereft of his cheeiful presence 
and his friends of a noble example of manhood, and as our 
fraternal circle has, for the first time, been invaded by that dread 
messenger death ; therefore be it 

Resolved, That by this deeply afflictive stroke we are again 
impressively reminded that death is the solemn and inevitable 
experience awaiting all. 

Resolved, That we tender to his mourning friends our heart- 
felt sympathies. 

Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be engrossed and 
hung in the hall, that a copy be sent to his parents, and one to 
the Scroll. 

A. R. Heckman, I 

W. O. Robinson, [-Committee. 

H. A. Sanford, ) 


Hall of North Carolina Bkta Chaptbs, ) 
* J ©, April 3, 1886. ) 

; regular session our chapter adopted the following reso- 

tas. Our Heavenly Father has been pleased to remove 

$ earthly labors our beloved brother Philemon Holland, 

•'ayetteville, North Carolina ; be it 

')ed. That in his death North Carolina Beta Chapter of 

loses an honored alumnus and a faithful friend, and the 

y at large a loyal and enthusiastic member. 

nd^ That we extend our heartfelt sympathy to his be- 

family by forwarding them a copy of these resolutions, 

id in the Scroll. 

Wm. H. Carroll, \ 

Graham McKinnon, > Committee. 

W. H. McDonald, ) 

Hall of Georgia Gaxill 
fox, It has pleased the AUwise God to take from this band 
ers, in the vigor and pride of his young manhood, brother 
•ong ; he it resolved^ 

we bow in humble submission to the will of our Father 
ith all things well, believing that in time of sorrow and 
nent His love and mercy is most bountifully extended us 
>rt us and to strengthen us. 

in the death of brother Long our chapter lost one of its 
ind most loyal members, and his removal will deprive us 
)ve and sweet influences of one of the gentlest and most 
I characters ever associated with us. 
we extend our loving sympathy to his bereaved &mily, 
nt them for comfort to the blessed Jesus in whom our 
trusted, who will *'wipe all tears away," and heal their 
1 hearts. 

:hough there is a vacant chair in our fraternal circle now, 
trive to become one united bond ' ' eternal in the heavens. " 
we wear crape for thirty days. 

^e request the Monochord and the Scroll to publish these 
>ns ; that the family be furnished with a copy of them, 
they be copied in the Record Book of our chapter. 

B. D. Ragsdalb, \ 
W. B. Hardman, )r Committee. 


lEAS, It has pleased God, in his infinite wisdom, to re- 
)m us our beloved brother George Richards Herrick, be it 
}ed^ That Massachusetts Alpha Chapter of Phi Delta 
>ses in him a noble and Christian brother. To each and 
he was a true firiend, and so long as we are united by 



these bonds of brotherhood, his memory among us will not die; and 
Resohed, That in his death the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity 
loses a member worthy of its high privileges and one who had 
been, and we feel confident always would have been, bad God 
spared him, faithful to its highest principles and teachings; and 
Resohed^ That a copy of these resolutions be forwarded to his 
fomily, and that they be published in the Scroll. 

H. R. Platt, 1 

H. J. Wblls, [-Committee. 

G. L. Richardson, ) 
Williamstown, Massachusetts, 1886. 


We have been compelled to omit editorials owing to press of 
matter. The next number will be issued about May a 5th. 

The address of Brother Frank D. Swope, of the Song Book 
Committee, has been changed to Seymour, Indiana. 

The Delta Province Convention will take place at Delaware, 
Ohio, under the auspices of Ohio Beta, on May 13th and 14th. 
Delegates from eight active and three alumni chapters are ex- 
pected. The Convention will be held in the Knights of Pfdiias 
Hall. The officers of the Province are as follows : 

President. J. R Randall 

Vice-President, W. E. O'Kane 

Secretary, W. K Bundy 

Treasurer, J. R. Caldcr 

Historian, H. A. Kahler 

Warden, A. G. Kohlcr 


Managing Editor— J. M. Mayer, New York, N. Y. 

Assistant Editors. { L^W^x^^^^^Tj^'l^L^a K \. 

Business Manager— E. H. L. Randolph, New York, N. Y. 

Assistant Business Manager— Albert Shiels, New York, N Y. 
Address of the Editors is No. 2136 Seventh Avenue, New York, N. Y. 
Address of the Business Managers is P O. Box 1398^ New York, N. Y. 

National Convention. 

The next National Convention will be held at Cincinnati, Ohio, in the 
XXXVIII year of the Fraternity, commencing 10 ▲. m. Monday, October 18, 
1886, and closing the following Friday. 

Orator— Hon. William F. Vilas, Washington, D. C. 
Poet— Eugene Field, Chicago, 111. 
Alternate Poet— A. Gwyn Foster, El Paso, Texas. 
Historian — A. A. Steams, Cleveland, Ohio, 
prophet— Hermon A. Kelley, Kelley's Island, Ohia 


General Council. 
President— H. U. Brown, 361 Massachusclts Ave., Indianapolis, Inii. 
SccrelJuy— C. P. Bassetl, 7S4 Broad Street, Newark, N. J. 
Treasurer- C, A. Foster, Trenlon, Mo. 
Historian—A. A. Steams, 236 Superior St., Cleveland, Ohio. 

Alpha Province Association, 
First Vice-President— T. M. B. Hicks, Huntington, P«. 
Second Vice-President— T. L. Jeffords, BurliDgtOQ, Vt, 
Seci«ta[7— A. J. Montgomery, Jr., Washington, P«, 
Trewurer— L. C. felthousen, Schenectady, N. ¥. 
Historian— W. H. Carey, tjiston. Pa. 

Delta Province Association. 
Tice-President, W. E. O'Kane, Delaware, Ohio. 
Secretary— W, E. Bundy, Wellston, Ohio. 
Treasurer— J. R. Calder, Alexandria, Pa, 
Hislorian- H. A. Kahler, McConnelsville, Ohio. 
Warden— A. A. Kohler, Akron, Ohio, 
next Convention will be held at Delaware, Ohio, Ma; 13 and 14, 1886, 

Epsilon Province Association. 

K C. Covert, Franklin, Ind. 
Indiana State Association. 
President— J. A. Kauti, Irvinpton, Ind, 
Secretary— Robert Newland, moominpton, Ind, 
Warden— J. W, La Grange, Franklin, Ind. 

Alabama State Association. 
President — M. P. Le Grand, Montgomery. Ala. 
Vice President- R. H. Thach, Jr., Clinton, Ky, 
Secretary and Treasurer- E. M. Pace, Geneva. Ala. 

I D. D. McUod, West Point, Ga. 
1 Joseph CoUaway, Montgomery. Ala. 
at Tus ' .. *- . 

:t Convention at Tuscaloosa, Ala., Thursday and Friday following 

South Carolina Association. 
President- Dr. J O. Wilhile. Anderson, S. C. 
First Vice-President— F. H. llendrii, Uesville, S. C. 
Second Vice-President— Dr. J. S. Ganier, Darlington, S, C. 
Secretary and Treasurer— W. W. Ball, Columbia, S. C. 
Warden— J. E. Curry, Columbia, S. C, 

Pennsylvania State Association. 
President- T. M. B. Hicks, Munlinglon. Pa. 
Vice-President-A. 11. Clevel.iud. Kaston. Pa. 
Secretary— A. J. Munt|;onicry, Jr , Wsiliington, Pa. 
Treasurer— T. M. Culver, Carli>lc. I'a. 


ha Province-W. R. Worrall, 147 W. nth Street, New York, N. V. 
x Province -<Jeo. Wnt. (one, Riverlon, Va. 
nma Province- -S. P. Gilbert, Columbus. Ga. 
la l-rovince-J. E. Randall, I liidianola, Columlius, Ohio, 
ilon I'rovincc-J. M. Gu<Hlwin, Bowling Green, Knitucky. 
I Province -T. 11. Simmons, Suite 14. "5 Mnnroo St , Cliicago, 111. 
Province— T. S, Ridge, 1116 Main Street, Kansas City, Mo. 


Chapter Reporters. 

alpha province. 

Maine Alpha — Colby University— Geo E. Googins, Waterville, Me. 

New Hampshire -AJpha -Darunouih College— G. E. Whitehill, Hano- 
ver, N. H. 

Vermont Alpha — University of Vermont— F. H. Clapp, 32 Grant St, 
Burlington, Vt. 

Massachusetts Alpha — Williams College— George L. Richardson, Wil- 
liamstown, Mass. 

New York Alpha— Cornell University — Charles A. McAllister, Ithaca, N. Y. 

New York Beta— Union College -T. W. Allen, B0X461, Schenectady, N.Y. 

New York Gamma — College of the City of New York — C. A. Downer, 
New York N. Y. 

New York Delta— Columbia College— Elbert P. Callender, 354 W. 58th 
Street, New York, N. Y. 

Pennsylvania Alpha — Lafayette College — Harry L. Moore, Easton, Pa. 

Pennsylvania Beta — Pennsylvania College — T. L.. Crouse, Gettysburg, Pa. 

Pennsylvania Gamma — Washington and Jeflferson College — A. J. Mont- 
gomery, Jr., Box 602, Washington, Pa. 

Pennsylvania Delta— Allegheny College — C. P. Lynch, Meadvillc. Pa. 

Pennsylvania Epsilon — Dickinson College — W. T. Graham, Carlisle, Pa 

Pennsylvania Zeta — University of Pennsylvania— E. H. Small, 33^^ Wal- 
nut Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 

New York Alpha Alumni— New York, N. Y., Paul Jones, 150 Broadway. 


Virginia Alpha — Roanoke College — Furmin J. Smith, Roanoke, Va. 

Virginia Beta — Universityof Virginia — H. Hardaway, University of "\^- 
ginia, Va. 

VirginiaGamma— Randolph-Macon College— T. J. Barham, Ashland, Va. 

Virginia Delta — Richmond College— W.H. Lyons, Richmond, Va, 

Virginia Epsilon — Virginia Military Institute — G. B. Miller, Lexington, Vt. 

North Carolina Beta — University of North Carolina — A. M. Simmons, 
Chapel Hill, North Carolina. 

South Carolina Beta—South Carolina College —W. W. Ball, Columbia, S.C. 

Virginia Alpha Alumni — Richmond— Dr. C. M. Shields, 119 N. Fifth St., 
Richmond, Va. 

District of Columbia Alpha Alunmi — Washington— S. H. Kelley, 608 I2lh 
St., N. W., Washington, D. C. 

Maryland Alpha Alumni — Baltimore — W. H. H. Raleigh, 23 Hanover St., 
Baltimore, Md. 


Georgia Alpha — University of Georgia— J. J. Gilbert, Athens, Ga. 

Georgia Beta — Emory College— W. R. Trimble, Oxford, Ga. 

Georgia Gamma — Mercer University — W. B. Hardman, Macon, Ga. 

Alabama Alpha — University of Alabama — W. E. Booker, Tuscaloosa, Ala. 

Alabama Beta -State College of Alabama — L. W. Spratling, Auburn, Ala. 

Mississippi Alpha — University of Mississippi — ^J. M. Oliver, Oxford, Miss. 

Texas Beta — University of Texas — Constance Pessels, Austin, Tex. 

Tennessee Alpha — Vanderbilt University — Chambers Kellar, Liberty Hall, 
Nashville, Tenn. 

Tennessee Beta — University of the South — H. R. Bohn, Sewanee, Tenn. 

Georgia Alpha Alumni, Columbus — Ira Bowman, Columbus, Ga. 

Alabama Alpha Alumni — Montgomery — Alva Fitzpatrick, Montgomery, Ala. 

Tennessee Alpha Alumni — Nashville — R. F. Jackson, 56^ N. Chcny St., 
Nashville, Tenn. 

, . '- Miir, Delawai«, OUo. 

Ohio Ganimn — Ohio Univeni'y — W. E. Bundy, Athens, Ohio. 

Ohio Delta— University of Woostet— J. T. Morrison, Wooitct.Obio. 

Ohio F.psilon— Buchtd ColUge— A. A. Kohler, Akron, Ohio. 

Ohio Zcta— Ohio Slate Univetsiiy— W. L. Hum, 61 Stan Ave, Columboi, 

Kenmcky Alpho-Cenlre College-R. S, Dawson, Banviile. Ky. 

Kentucky DcUa— Central University , Richmond, Ky. 

Ohio Alpha Alumni— Cine innali— Dr. J. A. Thompson, itj W. gth St., 
Cincinnati, Ohio, 

Ohio Beta Alumni— Akron -W. }. McCraity, 118 Brown Si.. Akron, Ohio, 

Kentucky Alpha Alumni— Louisville — D. N. Marble, 543 Fruith A*., 
Louisnlle, Ky. 


Indiana Alpha— Indiuii Uniieisity—B. Feeler, Bloominffton, Ind. 

Indiana Beta- Wabash College- J. G. Lovell, Ctawfortlaville, Ind. 

Indiana Gamma— Butler University— H. T. Miller, Irvington, Ind. 

Indiana Delta— Ktanklin College— H. N. Ganc, Fianklin, Ind. 

IndianaEpsilon— IlajioverCoU^^- C. II. MeCashn, Box 63, tlacover, Ind. 

Indiana Zeia— De Pauw University— T. C. Hopkins, Box 518, GiKcncastle, 

Michigan Bete— Slate College of Michigan- Nelson Mayo, Agiicaltutal 
College, Mich. 

Midiigan Gamma— Hillsdale Conege- W. O. Robinson, Hillsdale, Mich. 

Indiana Alpha Alumni — Fianklin — T. C. Donnell, Franklin, Ind. 

Indiana Beta Alumni— Indianapolis— C. L. Goodwin, " Indianapolis 
Times," Indianapolis, ind. 

Illinois Gamina— Address Province PresidenL 

Illinois Zeta— Lombard University— Ward Brigbam, 664 Knox St., Golel- 
buie. 111. 

Wisconsin Alpha— University of Wisconsin^L. R. Anderson, 535 State 
Street, Madison, Wis. 

Illinois Alpha Alumni- Chicago— M. M. Boddic, 46 Portland Block, 
Ctucago, 111. 

Illinois Beta Alumni— Galesburg- Rev. E. L. Conger, Calesburg, 111. 

Missouri Alpha-Univcrsily of Missouri— H. \V. Clark, Hoi 278, Col- 
umbia. Mo. 

Missouri llela- Weslminsler College— J. A. <;all,ihcr, Fulton, Mo. 

Kansas Alpha -Universily ul Kiiiias— li. IMilair, H0X3S2. I.awrcnec, Kan. 

Nebraska Aljiha- Unive'r=ily of Nebraska— J. K. Forto, Stale Block, 
Lincoln, Neb. 

Iowa Alpha— Iowa Wesleyan University —J. F. Kigl;s, Mouiil I'tcasant, Iowa. 

Iowa Bell— Slate University of Iowa— O. K. \ ciuiig, loiva Cily, Iowa 

Minnesota Alpha— Univeisily ol Miniiesula— J. C. E. King, Minneapolis, 

Kansas Alpha Alumni-Kan'as Cily. Mo. 

Minnesota Alpha Alumni— -MinntapoNi, Mo. 

California Alpha-Univeuily of tjalifomia- Many A. Mtlvin, i lakland, 



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Vol. X.— may, 1886.— No. 8. 


Opening Session. 

Knights of Pythias Hall, Delaware, O., ) 
Thursday, May 13th, 1886. j 

The Third Bi-ennial Convention of Delta Province oi ^ A & 
was called to order at 3 P. M. , by President Morrison, of Ohio 
Delta chapter, who explained appropriately the objects and im- 
portance of the Convention. 

In the absence of the Chaplain and Treasurer, the President 
appointed brother F. S. Ball, Ohio Z, and brother Seeds, Ohio J5, 
to these respective offices ; and the former opened the session by 
asking the blessing of God upon the deliberations. 

The following committees were appointed by the chair : 

On Order of Business — W. E. O'Kane, Ohio 5, A. C.Reeves, 
Ohio Z, and C. G. Miller, Ohio J. 

On Credentials— F. S. Ball, Ohio Z, E. A. Dent, Ohio T, and 
W. E. Miller, Ohio B, 

On Place of Holding Next Convention — \V. J. Rusk, Ohio A^ 
John Francis, Ohio A, and J. M. Higgins, Ohio F. 

On Officers— A. A. Kohler, Ohio £, F. M. Millington, Ohio 
B, and W. F. Hunt, Ohio Z. 

After a short recess, the Committee on Business reported essen- 
tially the same order suggested in the April number of the Scroll, 
with the addition of some matters of especial interest to the Prov- 
ince. On motion, the report was adopted. 

The report of the Committee on Credentials was postponed 
until the next meeting, or later. 

At 4 o'clock the convention adjourned, to meet in the hall of 
Ohio Beta, at 8 o'clock. 

Evening Session. 

Hall of Ohio Beta, May 13, 1886. 

The delegates were called to order by the President, at 8 P. M. 
After the religious exercises, the Chair ordered the Secretary to 
read the Province constitution, which was followed by brother 


Robert Seeds in the discussion of the first subject on the pro- 
gramme, '* Chapter Finances," and the debate was ably con- 
tinued by several others. 

Brother W. E. Bundy led in discussing "Alumni Interests," 
and, on motion, the Chair was authorized to appoint a committee 
of three to draft resolutions in regard to the same, with instruc- 
tions to report on the following day. Brothers E. A. Dent, J. 
E. Brown and A. A. Kohler were chosen as such committee. 

At this point brother A. P. Collins, '59, of Kansas, one of the 
charter members of Ohio Beta, made his appearance in the hall, 
and was immediately called upon to discuss the alumni question. 
After an eflfective speech from this veteran Phi, and a hearty fra- 
ternity song, the Convention adjourned to meet Friday morning 
at 10 o'clock. 

Morning Session. 

Friday, May 14, 1886. 

The Convention met at 10 A.M., the President in the chair. 
After the opening prayer by the chaplain, the minutes of the two 
previous meetings were read and approved. 

The Committee on Credentials reported the following delegates 
as present and entitled to vote : 

Ohio Alpha, W. J. Rusk ; Ohio Beta, F. M. Millington and 
W. E. Miller ; Ohio Gamma, A. E. Price and E. A. Dent ; Ohio 
Delta, John Francis and C. G. Miller; Ohio Epsilon, A. A. 
Kohler and F. S. Pixley ; Ohio Zeta, A. C. Reeves and F. S. 
Ball ; Ohio Beta Alumni, W. J. McCreary. 

The reports of the delegates were next in order. They reported 
various success and fair prospects in the several chapters of the 

The Historian, brother W. F. Hunt, delivered an elaborate 
report as to the standing of the several chapters and the general 
condition of the Province. The report shows a membership of 
86 in the active chapters at the present time. Since the last con- 
vention, 72 candidates have been initiated and 61 have left 

The regular programme was again taken up at this point, and 
the subject, ** Inter-chapter Relations," was well discussed by 
brother E. A. Dent and others. 

The special committee on * ' Alumni Interests " submitted the 
following plan and resolutions : 

Whereas, It has become apparent that the present relation of 
the alumni of Phi Delta Theta fraternity to the active chapters is 
of a latent rather than of an active interest, and 

Whereas, There is no efficient medium of correspondence 
between the active and alumni members, by which the latter can 
be generally and regularly informed of the actual workings and 
condition of the chapter^ ; therefore, 


Resolved, That Delta Province, in convention assembled 
xdvise the several chapters of Delta Province to take such meaa 
nies as shall lead to regular communication between them anu 
their alumni ; and that it recommend that this be done by the 
issuing of semi-annual circular letters, each chapter to send a 
copy to each ol' its alumni and each chapter of the fraternity, 
and to the members of the General Council. 

These circular letters to consist of — 

1. Full name, class and home address of each active member 
of the chapter. 

2. Full narnes and addresses of initiates since last report 

3. Full names, addresses and occupations of members who 
have been graduated or left college since last report. 

4. Changes in addresses and occupations of alumni which have 
been made known or reported since last circular letter. 

5. All fraternity news, both in chapter and in college at large. 
The first to include all enterprises and matters of interest in which 
the chapter or its individual members may have been engaged. 
The second to include rival fraternities, their membership and 
their general standing in college. 

6. All college news, such as gifts to university or any of its de- 
partments ; any improvements made ; in short, everything that 
would be of interest to the alumni who have gone out from the 
chapter. (In order to be interesting this must contain news, not 
general statements. ) 

7. Any incidents of interest concerning members of chapters, 
whether active or alumni. 

8. The duty of compihng this report to devolve upon the his- 
torian of the chapter, who, before sending it out, shall submit it 
to the chapter for criticism, revision or additions. 

9. These circular letters to be issued regularly upon December 
ist and May 1st of each year. 

Lastly, that it not only recommends this plan to be immediately 
adopted by the chapters of Delta Province, but that it request the 
delegates who may represent the several chapters of Delta Prov- 
ince at the coming National Convention, to use all honorable 
means to secure the adoption of such a plan as an integral part 
of our fraternity government. 

J. E. Brown, 1 

E. A. Dent, J- Committee. 

A. A, KoHLER, ) 

After some debate, the report of the committee was unanimously 

Brother J. E. Brown next discussed, in a thorough manner, 
the topic, "Chapter Records." 

Brother F. S. Pixley followed on the subject of " Extension," 
and, by unanimous consent, the Secretary was ordered by the 


President to record that the sense of this Convention is oppoied 
for the present to further extension in Delta Province. 
On motion, the Convention adjourned. 

Afternoon Session. 

The Convention met at 1:30 P.M., President Morrison in die 
chair. The minutes of the morning session were read and 

" Methods of Solicitation" was ably discussed b j L S. Lop- 
ton and A. E. Price. 

The discussions of * ' Ritualistic Observances, " ' ' ConstitntioBil 
Observances," *' Fraternity Knowledge," and " Songs and Song 
Books," were next taken up in order, and oi>ened respectivdj 
by brothers E. S. Barkdull, W. K Bundy, W. F. Hunt and W. 
E. O'Kane. 

Brother J. E. Brown followed on the subject, "Ritual and 
Constitution," and read to the convention the draft of the new 
ritual now being prepared by the committee to report at the 
coming National Convention. 

The questions of ** Fraternity Entertainment" and •'College 
Cliques" were next opened for discussion by brothers C G. 
Miller and R. L. Seeds respectively. 

On motion, the Chair was instructed to appoint a committee 
to draft resolutions in regard to "College Cliques," and brothas 
W. E. Bundy, Rush O. Bigley and F. S. Pixley were appointed 

After the Committee on Officers reported the staff for the next 
Convention, the Convention adjourned. 


Minutes of the second annual Convention of Epsilon Pro?- 
ince of Phi Delta Theta, held at Indianap>olis, Indiana, Apd 
7th and 8th, 1886. 

Evening Session, April 7th. 

The Convention was called to order in the parlors of the Grand 
Hotel by brother W. J. Snyder, of Greencastle, in the absence of 
the President. 

Brother C. H. McCaslin, of Franklin, was appointed Sccretaiy 
pro km. 

The following committees were appointed : On Credentials— 
J. E. Davidson. Grafton Johnson, and A. H. Moore. On Offi- 
cers — C. H. McCaslin, G. C. Stanley, and Albert Heiney. 

Resolutions were introduced by brother H. U. Brown, Prtsl- 
dent G. C, deprecating combinations, which, after a diort dis- 
cussion, were laid upon the table. 

Adjourned to 9 o'clock a. m, April 8th, 

TtlE SCROLL. 2&1 

Morning Session, April 8th. 

Convention called to order by brother W. J. Snyder, President 
pro iem. 

President pro iem read the letter of greeting from Province 
President}. M. Goodwin. 

Minutes read and approved. 

Committee on Credentials reported over fifty brethren present. 

Committee on Officers reported the following nominations : 
Secretary — Chas. S. McCoy, Indiana Delta; Treasurer — T. G. 
Brashear ; Warden — ^J. B. Bates, Michigan Beta ; Orator — ^J. E. 
Davidson, Michigan Gamma ; Historian — J. £. Newland ; Poet 
— H. T. Miller, Indiana Gamma ; Prophet — W. C. Harding, 
Indiana Beta. Report was adopted. 

Reports were received from the chapters of the Province show- 
ing them all to be in excellent condition, with a total member- 
ship of 141, an increase of 13 during the year. 

The repoitof the Province Treasurer was received and adopted. 

Adjourned until 2 p. m. 

Afternoon Session. 

Convention called to order by the President /r^ iem. 

After a general discussion of the interests of Phi Delta Theta, 
the* following literary exercises were rendered ; 

Prophecy — Chas. H. McCaslin ; Oration — W. J. Snyder. 

On motion, the reading of the History of the Province was 
deferred till the banquet 

The following resolutions were introduced by President H. U. 
Brown in place of those tabled the evening before : 

Whereas^ The political methods which have been introduced 
into the management of the Indiana State Oratorical Associa- 
tion, and in other college organizations, have resulted perni- 
ciously; and, 

Whereas, The Oratorical Association has been brought to the 
verge of dissolution by the application of the " Spoils System," 

Resolved, By the Epsilon Province of Phi Delta Theta, that it 
deprecates such practices ; and. 

Resolved, That the delegates to this convention be instructed 
to bring the matters herein mentioned to the attention and con- 
sideration of their respective chapters, and urge the purification 
and eventual abolition of the combination system ; and, further 

Resolved, That the chairman be and hereby is instructed to 
appoint a committee of one from each of the Indiana chapters to 
bring this matter to the attention of each of the other fraternities 
in their respective colleges, and ask their co-operation in these 
purposes ; and. 

Resolved, That we instruct this committee to obtain the con- 


sent of the varions fraternities to appoint delegates to meet « 
consider these matters and to arrange for the amicable rotitki 
of the offices of Oratorical Association among the colleges icp* 

The resolutions, after a full discussion, were adopted. 

The following resolution was introdaced by brother JcK 
Bridges, of Indianapolis : 

Inasmuch as the chapters of Phi Delta Theta of this State ae 
equal, and feeling that the offices should be equally divided, 

Resolved, That the offices that may hereafter &11 to the lot tf 
Phi Delta Theta in the Indiana Oratorical Association diall be 
distributed by rotation, irrespective of the delegates sent bf Ae 
chapters. Adopted. 

There being no further business to come before the confoi- 
tion, it adjoumed. 

W. J. Sntdsr, President /f9 4BiL 
Chas. S. McCoy, Secretaiy. 

The banquet was very pleasant and enjoyable. About seven? 
were present 


The dissolution of the W. W. W. or Rainbow firaternity and 
the amalgamation of a greater part of its chapters with the ^ 7* J 
calls for an explanation from the members of the late I* S. chap- 
ter of that fraternity, which now mainly composes the Tens 
Gamma of (^ J 0. Our previous history is about this : The 
first chapter of the Rainbow fraternity in the State of Texas was 
established at the Southwestern University by Geo. H. Lee and 
W. G. Sears, formerly of the University of Mississippi, in the 
year 1882. The charter was granted by the mother chapter, or 
head of the order, then at the latter university, and the young 
sprout was dubbed the D. V. chapter. The sentiment of both 
faculty and students was then strongly opposed to secret sodetia, 
and after a year of feeble existence the chapter &ded into a 
shadow, and our name was given to a chapter established at the 
University of Texas. In 1884 M. K. Bateman, R. K L Knight 
and myself made application to the head chapter, then transfened 
from the University of Mississippi to Vanderbilt University for 
re-establishment, and were duly chartered and recognized under 
the new name of the L. S. chapter. As such the W. W. W. 
fraternity actively and avowedly existed until the recent union 
with the J G, making our reports and communicating to oar 
head, the Rainbow chapter at Vanderbilt 

Sometime in May, 1885, we were informed that negotiations 
had been opened between the ATA and our fraternity with a 
view to a consolidation. At the opening of our college session, 


in the fall of 1885, our head chapter informed us that the hybr 
would he called the '■ z/ 7* J Rainbow," with an union constiti 
tion, an union badge, and' anunion ritual — in other words, a ne* 
ftaternity, half Greek and half Roman, would be built on tl 
wreck of both. Internally the W. W. W, was a weak organic 
lion ; it lacked ritual, it taught doctrines that the war had settle* 
and was distasteful to true republican spirit. Hoping to belt 
and strengthen our organization, our L. S. chapter of the Soutli- 
weslem University telegraphed the I. P. chapter at Vandetbilt 
that we would accept those conditions of consolidation. Upon 
the heels of this we received from Nashville the following official 
communication : 

Nashville, Tenn., Oct. 13, 18S5. ( 
L. S, Chapter Rainbow Fraterniit, j 
Brothers in the Rainbow Fraternity : 

DiuR Sirs : — Find within terms of consolidation between the 
W. W. W.s and the Delta Tau DelUs, all of which articles have 
been ratified by the J 7" J except the last one, which will un- 
doubtedly be ratilied by them very soon, "as we were informed 
by their committee, " These articles have been agreed to by the 
I. P. chapter of Vanderbilt University, and in behalf of the I. P. 
I ask you to take action upon them as soon as possible and let 
us hear the result. By so doing j'ou will greatly oblige 
Your brother in W. W. W., 

Preston Vaughas, D. V. 

The terms of consolidation were as follows, to wit : 
"Terms of consolidation of the Rainbow and A T ^ Frater- 

"Abticlk I. Thenameof the consolidated fraternities shall be 

"Art. z. The fraternity shall be divided into four grand 
divisions, the first of which shall be known as the Rainbow 
division, and this shall be perpetual and shall include all the origi- 
nal chapters of the Rainbow fraternity. 

"Art. 3. The Grand Chapter of the Rainbow division shall be 
located with Vanderbilt University chapter, unless ordered else- 
where by a vote of said Rainbow division, and then shall go only 
to an old Rainbow chapter. 

"Art. 4- The original Rainbow chapters shall always have at 
least one representative in the executive council. 

"Art. 5. The name of the A 7" ^ Journal shall be changed 
from the C^'ween/to the ^ai'niwft This is to take effect upon 
the consolidation of the two fraternities, and to bu perpetual." 

These terms were diametrically opposed to those we were led 
to expect would be made, and of such humiliating nature that our 
chapterdetermined that it could with more credit 10 itself "swap" 


our Romanism to better advantage and treat with a Giedtt 
order more congenial to Texas soil than the ATA. If wevcs 
to surrender the old obsolete order of W. W. W. unconditional^, 
we claimed the right to say to whom of the conquering boat k 
should be. We learned about this time that the Rainbow mem- 
bers at Vanderbilt wore ATA badges and colors. Our Anstii 
chapter came to our rescue and suggested the A O. This 
fraternity was the largest in Texas ; two of our faculty were loyal 
Phis, and we had been told it was second to none in th^ United 
States. On the other hand, the ATA was unknown to iis» 
there being no chapter in the State and very few in the Sootk 
Our decision was unanimous. We wrote to die L P. chapta to 
withdraw our charter; this was treated with silence. Wetben 
bundled charter and paraphernalia up in a little brown package 
and mailed it to Nashville, and sent in our petition to the # J 6 
for charter. Our reason for joining the ^ A 13 plainly thii : 
we.preferred it to any other. We meant no discourtesy to J TA, 
Their merits were unknown to us — this may aig^ue ourselves on- 
known. But as it was a choice of Greek letters, we chose the 
A &, and have been signally converted, since joining her, to 
the precept and practices of our present order. We wish snccefl 
to all the A T As, whether old Rainbows or not We will tiy to 
win success for ourselves zs A Os. Te deum laudamus, 

Robert A. JoHir. 


A COPY of a pamphlet headed "An exposure of Waller, 
Kellar, Jack and Will, the ' Thugs' of Tennessee Alpha," lies on 
the desk of the undersigned. It would, in our opinion, be the 
most effective policy of the Scroll as a periodical to entirely 
ignore the pamphlet and the charges therein made, which policy 
would render this matter unfit for publication therein; bat 
justice to the members of the Tennessee Alpha chapter, whose 
organ the Scroll is, as well as of every chapter of our loved fra- 
ternity, demands that these charges should be refuted. 

Those who were with me at the Nashville convention in i884f 
and who became acquainted with the boys composing the chapter 
at the University, will not hesitate to approve of whatever action 
that chapter sees fit to make its own. The authors of the scurrilous 
pamphlet referred to, which brands four of the members of Ten- 
nessee u4 as "thugs," is a member expelled, according to his 
own statement, after a fair trial by the chapter, and even refused 
to defend himself. It is therefore the duty of the fraternity and 
of its organ, the Scroll, to uphold without question the action 
of one of her chapters, and that too a chapter in whose halls has 
been bom so many sons of whom Phi Delta Theta has cause to 

tH'e scroll. 

be proud. We do not believe that any foar men would becraf 
enough to hoodwink the remainder of a chapter such as « 
know Tennessee Alpha is, and we say lo our friends, the men 
bers of said chapter : '■ Vou have done well to expel such dai 
gerous characters as E. Hinkle and brother from your fold, ar 
we glory in your spunk." Wm. N. Soitthkrn, 

Mo. a, '84. 


No one doubts the wisdom of the plan which ^ A Q adople 
in 1878 requiring attendant members to subscribe forlhe Scrol 
Nearly every other fraternity that publishes a journal has made 
similar requiremenl. Still the question of alumni support of ll 
Scroll remains unsolved. At the convention of 1882 H. C, 
Carney offered the following resolution, which, excepting the 
compulsorj' feature, had first been suggested by J. M. Barrs ; 

"'Resolved, That each member of the fraternity at the expira- 
tion of his attendant membership, either by graduation or other- 
wise, shall pay into the treasury S5.03, which shall entitle him to 
a life subscription lo the Scroll." 

The convention was not prepared to adopt the plan without 
more consideration, and the mauerwas referred to tlie committee 
on constitution to reportat ihe next convention. The idea grew 
in favor, and the committee recommended the plan, leaving out 
the compulsory feature, and making the time, for which the pay- 
ment of J5 00 should entitle an alumnus, ten years instead of 
for life. With these changes, Ihc convention of tSS4, by unani- 
mous vote, incorporated the plan into the constitution. But as 
yet no considerable number of alumni have subscribed under this 
arrangement. Something'else must be done to make the alumni 
become regular readers of the Scroll. The necessity of keeping 
alumni constantly interested in fraternity affairs through the 
medium of the fraternity journal, is impressed so strongly in the 
Sigma Chi for December, that I quote here its remarks in abridged 
form : 

" That a journal of the character of the Sieina Chi is issued 
a tits present cost of time, talent and money lo reach the mere hand- 
ful of alumni members who are at present on its rolls, is a shameful 
waste of power and valuable material. Evtry effort of the general 
management has failed to reach the alumni of the order, and 
must fail. Every conceivable consideration of self-interest, of 
fraternity pride, and of the future strength and progress of the 
order demand that the increased alumni circulation of the maga- 
zine be made the object of immediate and untiring effort on the 
part of each and every active chapter. It is Ihe question of the 

296 TBe scroll 

hour, involving almost every other ; for the whole future of the 
fraternity depends upon its success in securing and holding the 
personal interest of its scattered membership ; and interest is 
commensurate with information. Given an alumnus who does 
not receive the magazine, and in a few years the fraternity will 
have passed out of his thoughts. He cannot be interested in its 
plans, for he will not understand the things that engross its atten- 
tion. He is stranded on the shore, out of the current of frater- 
nity life, and out of harmony with its rapidly progressing devel- 
opment Given an alumnus who reads the magazine, and he is 
interested because he is kept informed. He has seen the strug- 
gles of the organization. He is alive to its needs and in sympa- 
thy with its plans ; and to him and to his fellow subscribers the 
fraternity must look for practical support, and from them alone 
can it hope to receive it For every practical purpose, the three 
hundred who read the fraternity journal are in fact the 2 X fra- 
ternity. Out of the two hundred and odd members who leave 
the active membership every year, less than a score continue their 
subscriptions to the Sigma Chi, while the remainder are lost to 
the fraternity and to their chapters by an unconscious relapse into 
practical ''barbarism," that is not the less fatal because gradual 
and natural. To remedy this, and to stop at least any further 
increase of indifferent alumni, it has been urged that each chapter 
adopt and enforce a by-law requiring all future members to con- 
tinue their magazine subscriptions after leaving the active chapter. 
So far as the present and future members of the fraternity are 
concerned, such a law could be in a large measure enforced with- 
out great difficulty, and it is certainly worthy of a serious trial. 
If such an opinion should prove well founded, it would involve 
the successful solution of the alumni problem, and would result 
in untold advantages to the fraternity and its chapters." 

The following extract from the January Shield oi ^ K W \sXo 
the same effect : 

"Subscriptions to the fraternity organ should be obligatory 
afler as before graduation. There must be some link to bind 
those who are out of college to the old days — some serious and 
constant reminder. If reached at all they will be reached through 
the fraternity journal. We believe that it would be wise to make 
it a rule that all future initiates should subscribe and pay for the 
Shield ihQ first five years they are out of college. Such a tax 
would be a great aid to the Shield and not too heavy to be fair. " 

If the convention of J & which meets in October shall 
enact a law requiring every member upon leaving college to sub- 
scribe under the $5.00 plan, the result will be that in a few years 
the Scroll will have a large number of subscribers among the 
alumni. And why not? Why should a member upon gradua- 
tion more object to paying $5.00 for the Scroll ten years in ad- 

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Vance than to paying his diploma Tee? ! I would not be unjus 
lo him, for he would secure the Scroll at half the price tha 
attendant members pay. Such a law of course couiti not b- 
enforced against those who have already passed out, but onl 
from the lime of its passage. On the first day of April of eacl 
year the treasurer of the General Council should assess eaci 
chapter $5 .00 for every Senior and for every member who leave 
college that year, and the chapter should require them to pay il 
With our plan for requiring attendant members lo subscribe fo 
the Scroll, and for prorating the expenses of convention dele 
gates, we may well be proud of our financial economy. Let u 
take one more step In advance, and enact a measure which even 
lually will make every living member of (P J 6* a reader of th 
Scroll. Waltbr B. Palmek. 


We have purposely delayed this number in order to report the 
Province Conventions, and in consequence of the publication 
later on of No. 9 for a special purpose. This, therefore, may be 
our last words of reflection and greeting during this collegiate 
year. We may be pardoned, therefore, if we indulge in a brief 
retrospect and a few observations, the result of direct personal 

The past yeai has been, indeed, a remarkable one in the frater- 
nity's progress. The advance we have made is truly astonishing, 
and some day, when the full history of the fraternity is written, 
1S85-1S86 will be written down as a banner year. 

With chapters established at Williams, Southwestern and Cen- 
tral, reorganized at Cornell and the University of California, and 
revived at the University of Pennsylvania, our roll has become 
stronger and more complcle than it ever was. 

All of these chapters have many hard fights ahead, but they 
have undergraduates energetic and plucky, and alumni interested 
and enthusiastic, in their support. 

Dudley R. Horton, '75, of New York Alpha, has been and is 
aiding the Cornell Phis in their battle for a rock foundation. 
Charles S. Melvin, of Pennsylvania Alpha, has taken such an 
active hand in the efforts of California Alpha, that that chapter 
will soon be in a position which cannot be disturbed. Kentucky 

^ mE SCkOLL. 

Delta and Texas Gamma are already powerful in nnivemM 
whose future is capable of the greatest possibilities. MasBMhi* 
setts Alpha and Pennsylvania Zeta, though established in the col* 
lege with many old fraternities as rivals, need only a littk to 
season them. Assuredly these are prospects very pleasing to odd- 
template at the end of our work this year. 

A further step forward has been the increased communiotioi 
between chapters. It was our privilege to attend the Alpbi 
Province Convention, and we realized, as a matter of &ct for die 
first time, the indescribable advantages of a local conventioB. 
Our Province Conventions this year have been more hujrff 
attended than heretofore, the attendance at none of them boDf 
less than seventy. Three years ago, half a dozen Phis could not 
have been gathered together in the metropolis. On the occasioD 
of the Alpha Province Convention, eighty were present, of whom 
over sixty sat down to the banquet 

Alumni chapters in fact, and not in name, have held meetingi 
in many of the greater cities, and it will not be long before iR 
will have a large number of organized alumni in New York, 
Washington, Columbus, Louisville, Indianapolis, Chicago, Vist' 
neapolis, Kansas City and San Francisco, as we have already in 
the principal cities of the South. 

Our alumni, too, are gaining recognition. As yet, the great 
majority of them are young men, but it will be a matter of bat a 
few years when many of them will gain places in the commonity. 
The present administration demonstrates the number of Phis that 
have come to the front. 

The Scroll, also, while pursuing its well-known policy, has at 
times found space for articles which have been recognized as 
valuable additions to fraternity literature. 

Some of our contributions, notably those of W. B. Palmer and 
J. E. Brown, have been noticeably thorough and able. 

The Manual has been a unique book, which will cast modi 
credit on our work, and be of great service to the under- 

We cannot help priding ourselves a little upon the successfbl 
publication of what was a new departure in Greek journalism. 

Many other sources of congratulation could be enlarged upon 
— internal improvement, increased enthusiasm, permanent diap- 


ter houses — but we content ourselves with mentioning these 

We look back on the year with conscious satisfaction, and we 
anticipate the future with well-earned confidence. 

May you all enjoy a summer of recreation and happiness, and 
letam to the fall campaign with renewed vigor and enthusiasm. 

The pamphlet published by two expelled members of Phi Delta 
Theta is really unworthy of notice, and we begrudge the space for 
this notice. Tennessee Alpha, however, in view of the number- 
less questions with which she has been bothered, has decided to 
publish a pamphlet containing a reply of the four gentlemen com- 
posing the Committee on Expulsion. It can be obtained by 
addressing W. B. Palmer, Nashville, Tenn, 

During the past year we have received a large number of 
addresses and poems delivered or read by Phis before various 
assemblies — some collegiate, others public. They have been 
without exception of the highest literary merit, and we should 
have published them had our space permitted. We find, how- 
ever, so much difficuity in printing the absolutely essential por- 
tions of the Scroll, that we never have room for anything else. 
We can give the chapters who desire to see these efforts in print 
the advantage of low rates, if they wish them in pamphlet form, 
and will be pleased to superintend their publication, or contribute 
auy help personally in our power; but our limited space in the 
Scroll prevents their appearing in that organ. 


From the Secretary of the General Council. 
The General Council takes pleasure in announcing the addi- 
tion of another chapter to our present lengthy roll. In my let- 
ter on Kentucky Delta to the Scroll in November last I outlined 
the policy of extension to which the General Council has held in 
considering all applications for charters. That policy has met 
not only with success in its practical working, but has been re- 
ceived with expressions of favor by our most loyal Phis. We 
have, therefore, seen no reason to deviate from it. Its applica- 


tion involves a consideration of the prospects for the future, as 
well as of present conditions. Last December an application for 
a charter was signed by nine men attending Southwestern Uni- 
versity, Georgetown, Texas. As soon as this application reached 
the Grand Council we at once began a careful and complete ex- 
amination. As a result of our mvestigations, we have chartered 
Texas Gamma. Several names have since been added to the list 
of charter members. I deem that the facts obtained will be of 
interest to the fraternity at large, and that the present is a pecu- 
liarly appropriate time to present them while introducing the 

February 5th, 1840, the Congress of the Republic of Texas 
approved the charter of Ruterville College, and January i6th, 
1844, the charter of Wesleyan College, San Augustine. In 1856 
the legislature of the State of Texas approved the charter of 
Soule University, Chappell Hill, and in i860 the charter of Mc- 
Kenzie College, Clarksville. The disasters of the war and the 
development of the upper and western portions of the State 
prompted, in 1869, a call throughout the State for a convention 
under the auspices of the Methodist Church to consider the ques- 
tion of unification, reorganization and endowment of these col- 
leges. The convention met at Galveston, April 20th, 1870. A 
central institution was established, and commissioners were ap- 
pointed and entrusted with the questions of location and endow- 
ment As a result, Southwestern University, at Geoigetown, was 
opened October 6th, 1873. 

As has been indicated, the institution thus formed is under the 
control of the Methodist Church in Texas. No other sect has 
so large a following in the State ; it has 7 conferences, about 
1,200 ministers, and 100,000 members. The members yeairly 
assess upon themselves a tax to increase the permanent endow- 
ment of the institution. Two hundred and fifty thousand dol- 
lars is said on good authority to have been added in the past year 
to its endowment Its location is especially attractive, buildings 
good, 361 students at present in all the departments, growth 
rapid and substantial, and future at least as bright as that of 
Methodism in Texas. 

The institution is well-known in the South, and is admitted to 
be second in Texas only to the State University at Austin — the 
home of Texas Beta. 

Considering the present standing of Texas as a State, her most 
rapid growth and development, and her certain future, the field 
opened by the application presents many strong attractions. In 
our deliberations we were reminded that the advantages to Texas 
Beta of a chapter at Georgetown were very powerful. The State 
University draws many of its students in the law and similar 
courses from other institutions in the State, and Beta has had to 


compete, single-handed, not only against rivals, but rivals coi 
siantly drawing recruits fium other inslitulions of the Slate, noli 
biy Southwestern University. Her substantial success in the fat-^ 
of this disadvantage inclines us to favor an increase in such mi 
terial. The Phis of Texas seemed unanimously and enthuaia 
tically in favor of the new chapter ; we received strong lelle 
from brothers John M. McCoy, Indiana Alpha, '60, at Dalla- 
J, H. Bryant, Tennessee Alpha, '79, Professor in university ; 
Austin, J. E, Stovall, a graduate of Southwestern University an 
now in Theological Seminary at Vanderbilt University, and 
number of others, including brothers Cone and Palmer. W 
had feared that anti-fratcmal laws would prevent our introdui 
lion at Southwestern University, but a close examination assuri 
us that the law on this point now on the statute books of the ii 
■titution is a dead letter. Two fraternities, A" A and the Rail 
bows, have existed openly for a number of years. The president 
of the university is a fraternity man, and Professors Cody and 
Callaway arc Phis. 

The nine original applicants for a charter are ex-members of 
the Rainbow fraternity, and are heartily endorsed by Texas Beta. 

It will be remembered that ATA absorbed ttie Vanderbilt, 
University of Mississippi, and Emory and Henry chapters of 
Rainbow. The Texas chapters of Rainbow have fared better. 
Members al the State University at Austin had previously made 
application and been received into our order by Texas Beta. A 
kindred feeling prompted the members of the old Rainbow chap- 
ter at Georgetown to follow iheir brothers into the fold. Accom- 
panying the application they made casual but flattering reference 
to the attractions of our order, which induced them to apply for 

Texas, an empire in itself, has unquestionably a brilliant future 
before it in our national history. If Southwestern University 
continues to hold among the institutions of the State the same 
relative position she now bears to number one, we will find her 
before many years a well-fought battle-ground of the frats. 

For the present we welcome some of the picked men of the 
university ; we congratulate Texas Beta on securing so efficient 
a helpmeet, and we commend the new chapter to the welcome 
and cheer of our entire order. 

C. Ph. Bassett, S. G, C. 

A Word to Gamma Province. 
Next October Phi Delta Thela will hold a national conven- 
tion. There is none too much time for preparation. At our 
last convention in Nashville Gamma Province cleared herself of 
debt by a hard struggle. This struggle would never have been 


necessary had the chapters been careful to balance thdr ai 
books at the end of each collegiate year. Upon the cootaij; 
many chapter treasurers allowed members to leave while in dck 
to the chapter. Few men will fail to pay their chapter doB, 
even if their own wants are unsatisfied. A man who cui wk 
will not pay, lays himself liable to the chapter^ who should do 
their duty. 

Let us have a clean report that every chapter is represented ii 
the convention, and not one in debt 

May 15th, 1886. S. P.Gnjnr. 

To Chapter Reporters and Historians. 

I AM preparing a supplement to the Catalogue issued by broto 
Palmer in 1883. All chapter lists will be brought down to the 
close of the current college year (i 885-1 886), and all eiroRind 
imperfections which exist in the 1883 Catalogue will be conecnd 
as fiar as possible. The earnest co-operation of thechapCenii 
necessary in order to obtain a perfect catalogue of their membea 
Please appoint some competent and active member of your chap- 
ter to send to me, as soon as possible, information on die follov- 
ing points. If the work cannot be done before the close of the 
year, please place it in the hands of some member who will be 
able to do the work quickly, but, above all, ihoroughly^ and who 
shall furnish the desired information without unnecessaiy debj. 
If such member be appointed to do the work after the close of 
college, please send me his name and home address in full at 
once. The catalogue will be published as early as possible after 
the opening of the colleges in the fall. 

Please give full information on the following points : 

1. State in full all errors which exist in your chapter list in the 
Catalogue of 1 883. Give full correction of all. State all changes* 
whether of occupation or address, of older members. Wbeie 
initial only is given, ascertain, if possible, the full first, middle 
and surname. 

2. If any member whose name appears in the 1883 Catalogue 
has since died, state date and place of death, with cause. 

3. State all honors, whether in church. State, business or pro- 
fessional life, which have been conferred on older men since 1883. 

4. If you have not or cannot obtain a copy of the 1883 Cata- 
logue, please inform me at once, and I will send you unbound 
sheets containing your chapter lists. 

5. State the full name, including first, middlb and sob- 
name, unabbreviated, of every member initiated since or whose 
name does not appear in the Catalogue of 1883. 

6. Give the date of their initiation, as nearly as possible, and 


7. State the college course of each. 

8. State whether they coitijileied course or noL If they grad 
uaied, stale in what year and with what baccalaureate degree. J 
they did not graduate, state when they would have graduate 
had they continued wiili iheir class. If the university or nc 
cla»s system prevails, f;ive in^icml tlic year and month when eac 
retired from college. 

9. If any have since attended any other college, stale whal 
and course and class. 

10. State, giving years, all honors and distinctions conferre 
on each while in college, either by ihe fraternity, literary soci( 
lies, faculty or otherwise. 

11. Give present occupation of each, with present address i: 
(nil. If any have had former occupations, state them. 

la. Mention all instances of relationship between membeis 
newly initiated. Stale also all cases where the son or brother of 
an older member has been initiated. Give chapter and class of 

13. State all cases of business partners, with business, chaptei 
and class of each. 

14. Be very clear and thoroi^'gh, and write on legal or fools- 
cap paper. 

15. Please give this matter prompt attention, for it is of great 
importance to the Fraternity. Address all communications to 
P. O. Box 1398, New York, N. Y. 

E. \\. L. Randolph. 

Thc General Council begs leave to announce to the fralemity 
atlarge an assessment of $3 per capita upon the members of the 
order to defray the expenses of the National Convention, to be 
held in Cincinnati, Ohio, commencing at 10 a. m, Monday, 
October i8th, 1886, and closing the following Friday. 
May Z4. 1886. C. Ph. Bassett, 

Secretary General Council. 

The editors beg leave to apologize and ask the indulgence of 
many correspondents for neglect during the past month. Cir- 
cumstances combined to render iheir time extremely limited, and 
to make it impossible to watch our correspondence as diligently 
as is proper. Those who desire to write us now upon any sub- 
ject will be answered fully and promptly. 

J. M. Maver, 
T. H. Basxkrville, 
I,. WAMPOi.n, Jk. 





New York Alpha, Cornell University. 

Since my last correspondence we have been strengthened by 
the addition of a new member to our chapter. Mr. D. V. ll 
Bennett, '87, is our new initiate. Brother Bennett has held sev- 
eral important class offices, and is at present one of the editors of 
the Cornellian (our annual publication), and a captain in the 
Cornell Battalion. 

Brother T. F. Lawrence, *Z']^ has been compelled to leave his 
work this term on account of ill-health. Brother W. Z. Morri- 
son, ^'^'j, who recently came here from the University of Wooster, 
was elected one of the ^hree editors of the Cornell Era, He re- 
ceived a larger number of votes than any of his competitors. 

Now that we are fairly started, we look forward to the time 
when Phi Delta Theta will regain her former prominence here at 

May 22, 1886. C. A. McAllister. 

Pennsylvania Epsilon, Dickinson College. 

Pennsylvania Epsilon has not been heard from among the 
chapter reports for several months. Reports have been sent, but 
whether they arrived in time or not is a different matter. 

Nothing unusual has occurred in our chapter. We have a 
strong force working for Phi Delta Theta's interests, and feel con- 
fident of the future. Our chances for additions from the pre- 
paratory students are encouraging ; already we have two pledged, 
and are working with encouraging prospects on others. 

The present Senior class contains 8 Phis. When they are 
graduated we will still have 1 1 men, every one of whom is an 
ardent and energetic Phi. While none of our 5 rivals lose so 
many as we, yet all will be left with fewer men. 

Phi Delta Theta has taken a position and means to hold it As 
she is the youngest fraternity at Dickinson, we mean that her life 
shall be the brightest and the longest continued. 

Since the above report was written a matter of a serious charac- 
ter has occurred in our fraternity. I am sorry to state that, at a 
regular meeting of the fraternity last evening, charges of conduct 
unworthy a member of Phi Delta Theta were preferred against 
A. J. H. Frank, and a trial given him according to the require- 
ments of the constitution of Phi Delta Theta. The result of his 
trial was expulsion. 

The charges, in particular, were insubordination and refusal to 
submit to the decision of the chapter in regard to a contest speech 
which the gentleman named intended to deliver in public and 


vhich each individual member of the chapter thought would be 
larmful to the fraternity's interests, if spoken in public. 

While grieved at being compelled to use such severe measures, 
he gentleman's spirit of defiance to the fraternity and the language 
ised by him lefl us no alternative but to expel him from our 

June I, 1886. W. T. Graham. 

Pennsylvania Zeta. University of Pennsylvania. 

Having recently been honored by the members of the chapter 
Q my election to the position of Reporter, it is with very great 
>leasure that I forward these initial words of greeting to the 
)CROLL, and through it to the membership of Phi Delta Theta. 

After a smoldering existence embracing about eighteen months, 
>ar altar fires have again begun to bum brightly, and an awaken- 
Qg interest seems to herald a new era in the history of our chap- 
er. Our members are representatives that reflect credit upon 
he university, and in the record of their successes we have a Just, 
ind, we think, a pardonable pride. 

Brother Thos. G. Lee was recently elected Lecturer upon Nor- 
nal Histology in the medical department of Harvard College. 

Brother Damaso T. Lain6 received prizes aggregating $150 at 
he recent Commencement of the medical department, and suc- 
«ssfully passed the competitive examination for resident physi- 
lan to the University Hospital. 

Brothers Joseph Otto, Jr., and J. Luis Hoffman, also recent 
[laduates, have been elected resident physicians after having 
lassed most searching examinations at the hospital at Bethle- 
lem. Pa. 

Since the last report to the Scroll brother A. E. Geissel, M. D. , 
las taken unto himself a wife, and is delightfully located in our 

A number of our members are about to return to their homes 
or the summer, and with a modest setout on Saturday evening, 
une 5th, our meetings will close until September. 

June I, 1886. G. Oram Ring. 


Virginia Alpha, Roanoke College. 

Virginia Alpha hopes to be more punctual in the future. 
>enior examinations are over, and brother Smith has received 
irst distinction. We have men contesting for all the medals, 
md prospects are favorable. Brothers Brand and Myers were 


among the successfal contestants in the primary contest for 
OratoPs Medal. The final contest is to be June 14. 

About six weeks ago brother Hancher was called home on 
account of his father's sickness, and after his arrival be was taken 
sick, and is still confined to his bed. He would have been grad- 
uated in about three weeks from the time he was called home. 

Since last report we have initiated Mr. T. M. Moorman, '89. 
We feel that we can congratulate ourselves over our success this 

June I, 'Zt, D. Breckinridge Mtsrs. 


Georgia Beta, Emory College. 

In this report we will give Georgia Beta's record for this college 
year. The Senior class has just finished the final examinations, 
and the honors and speakers' places have been announced. 
Twelve places are given, inclusive of the honors, and six of them 
were awarded to Phis. Brother W. W. Daves, of Tyler, Texas, 
received first honor. The other Phi speakers are : J. C. Dean, 
W. B. Griffin, J. C. Speight, Wm. P. Thomas, and R. W. 

Among the Junior speakers are four Phis— H. L. Gray, T. E 
HoUingsworth, Julian McCamy, and W. B. Watkins. 

In the Sub-Freshman department brother Frank Phillips rep- 
resents us at Commencement 

We have done a good year's work, and have fourteen Com- 
mencement places and the first honor as the fruits of their labors. 
We fell short of our record last year by only two places. 

Every member of Georgia Beta feels an individual responsi- 
bility for the chapter's success and welfare, and all are doing 
faithful work. 

Our Commencement will take place about the 20th of June. 
We are expecting a good many of our alumni to be with us at 
that time, so an enjoyable time is anticipated. 

May 21, 1886. W. B. Watkins. 

Georgia Gamma, Mercer University. 

Georgia Gamma is making all necessary preparations to have 
a most enjoyable time at the banquet, which will take place on 
the evening of the 22d of this month. Last year our banquet 
was pronounced by all in attendance one of the rarest occasions 
of the kind ever held in Macon ; but we are confident of being 
even more successful this year, if such be possible. We are glad 
to state that our alumni of the city are taking a great deal of in- 


terest in the matter, and are doing all in their power to aid us ii 
making it a grand succeei. 

Our college has been somewhat demoralized for die ja&l montl 
and a half because of sickness among the students. Four o 
five have died. Everything, however, is now moving on smoothly 

About two months ago Messrs. Eugene and A. B. Hinkle 
who were expelled from Tennessee Alpha last year, circulated : 
pamphlet here and in other portions of the country, dcfendini 
the latter, principally, from the charges brought against him b; 
hia prosecutors. The pamphlet was signed by Eugene only, 
have not mentioned it in my letters heretofore, because I did no 
think it necessary. I learn that Tennessee Alpha will answer it 
This, perhaps, will be beneficial to those of our chapters thai d< 
nol fully understand the matter; but in this section it made no 
the slightest rebuff. 

We lose three members this year by graduation. They are 
brothers B. D. Ragsdale, S. W. Durham, and the wiiler. 

The honors and speakers' places of the Senior class were given 
out about a week ago. Brother Ragsdale shared first honor with 
a n on -fraternity man, myself receiving second. 

June?. 1886. W. B. HARnwAn, 

Mississippi Alpha, University of Mississippi, 

Mississippi Alpha failed 10 render a repnri for last issue of 
ScsoLL, owing to my absence from college, though 'tis useless to 
assert that Mississippi Alpha is still on the "boom." 

Our "little sister ' fraternity, the Delta Gamma, gave an ele- 
gant and most enjoyable entertainment or banquet at the resi- 
dence of Mr. W. S. Neiison last night. Phi Delta Theta is never 
slighted by the fair sex, and in honor of us Delta Gamma ex- 
tended '■ bids " to three Phis (C. F. Smith, Hiram Cassedy, Jr., 

and (I) your obedient servant). It is unnecessary to say that 

all who received a "bid " spent a delightful time, as those can 
testify who have ever been present at one of Delia Gamma's ban- 
quets. May Delta Gamma long live and prosper, is ihe sincere 
wish of Mississippi Alpha. 

The debate for Anniversarian of Phi Sigma Society came off 
to-day, and Waller Malone (ihe poet of our university), wore the 
honors of the occasion, 'J'he judges rendered a unanimous de- 
cision in favor of Mr. Walter Malone, There were only two 
speakers— W. H. Maybin (2 X) and Walter (also a i' X). 
Each of these young men acquitted themselves most creditably, 
but Mr. Malone took the house with the greatest applause, and 
(he " boys " were enthusiastic at the decision. Those who have 


heard him debate know his powers. He is the best debater in 

Since my last report seven (7) of our Phis have returned home. 
Our chapter is still in a fine condition. 

May 22, 1886. J. M. Olfver. 

Texas Beta, University of Texas. 

On the 8th inst the Essayists' Contest of the Rusk Literary 
Society was held in the English room of the university, and on 
the 14th the Orators' Contest at Turners' Hall, at the end of 
which there was a ball, and the devotees of terpsichore tripped 
the light fantastic till the " wee sma' hours " of the morning. In 
this contest the Phis divided honors with the "barbs," brother 
Templeton winning the Essayist's medal and a barbarian the 
Orator's. So far we have taken more honors than all the other 
Greeks and the "barbs" together, and feel justly proud of this 
year's record of Texas Beta. 

Mr. Hillyer, a photographer of Austin, has taken a group of 
the chapter, which we have hung in our hall. Some of the boys 
have broken their mirrors, believing their photographs truer like- 
nesses of their pretty selves. 

Mr. W. R. Edmington sent in his resignation from the frater- 
nity, which was accepted. He had excited the dislike of some 
members, and it was thought best, for the sake of harmony, that 
he should resign. 

Brothers Bateman and Perkins, of Texas Gamma, were in 
town a short time since making the acquaintance of their brother 

May 19, 1886. Constance Pessels. 

Tennessee Alpha, Vanderbilt UNrvERSiTY. 

Nothing of very great interest has occurred at Vanderbilt since 
my last letter. The final examinations commence in a few days, 
and the boys are now preparing for them. Athletics have taken 
a spurt, and the organization of Athletic Association upon a firm 
basis has been accomplished. This is a great move for the Uni- 
versity, as athletics have been rather below par heretofore. 

The Phis have been very successful in the primary oratorical 
contests, brothers E. J. Crockett and J. L. Watkins obtaining 
two of the four Founder's Places, and brothers R. E. Crockett and 
Thos. Sanders two of the four Young Places. These speakers 
are selected by the faculty from the twenty or more contestants, 
and the honor is by no means a small one. We are satisfied with 
our work thus far. 

I take great pleasure in reporting the initiation of Mr. J. L 


Watkins, B.S., '88, from whom we expect great thinps. Oi 
chapter is now remarkably strong in young timber, and our futmc 
correspondingly bright. Chambkhs Kellar. 

Tennessee Beta, University of the South. 

Although Tennessee Beta has not been heard Trom for a long 
while, still I hope this will not be taken as an indication of a 
lack of fraternity interest, for such is by no means the case. We 
opened this term with a full lisl of thirteen old brothers in the 
bond, but at the end of a few weeks we had increased to fikeen, 
having initiated Messrs. R. A, Armslead. of Nashville, and 
Devereux Shields, of Natchez. Miss., both of whom are as fine 
nnen as ever bore the name of Phis, and we lake great piide in 
introducing them to the Phi world. 

Last week we gave a banquet to our neighbors, the K i's, in 
welcome to their having moved into our lot, and it is needless to 
say that the evening passed off most enjoyably. 

We also can say, with Pennsylvania Delta, that our hall is so 
attractive and the fraternity associations so pleasant that we feel 
thai we cannot afford to miss one of the meelings. 

May 15, r886. H. R. Bohn. 

Ohio Alpha. Miami Universit*. 

There has been nothing of importance to report from Ohio 
Alpha for several months— not, however, from a lack of enthu- 
siasm on the part of its members. When Miami was reopened 
last fall, it was deemed advisable to form no classes higher than 
the Sophomore, hence there will be no Commencement exercises 
this year. In the meantime an entire collegiate course has been 
adopted, differing but little from that formerly pursued. 

On Friday, April 16th, the Miami Union and Erodelphian 
Literary Societies, founded at Miami in 1815, were reorganized. 
These societies, undoubtedly, have done much to fit the graduates 
of Miami for positions of public trust, which many of them now 

Since my last report, Oliver Holben, A.M.. was elected Pro- 
fessor of German and French, and Joseph F. James, Professor of 
Geology and Botany. 

We are making an effort to find the exact place (room) where 
Phi Delta Theta was born, so to speak, and desire to keep that 
spot sacred by getting it into our possession. 

Onr delegate, brother W. J. Rusk, to the Delta Province Con- 
vention at Delaware, gave us a glowing description of the general 


good time, and spoke in high terms of his reception there. Thanks 
to our worthy brothers of Ohio Beta. 

Before many days we expect to have a rival in the shape of 
B O n. Perhaps opposition will strengthen as. At any rate we 
welcome them. 

We expect brothers Foster, of Morning San, O., and Mayo, of 
Chillicothe, O., to return to us next year. 

Brother M. W. Lewis, having completed his course in dvil 
engineering, will accept a position as draughtsman on a railroad 
to be built from Duluth, Minn., to Denver, CoL Brother Lewis 
is thoroughly competent for the position. 

Ohio Alpha extends greeting to all and wishes them success 
during the coming collegiate year. 

June I, 1886. W. Clough. 

Ohio Gamma, Ohio University. 

Since our last report we have received two valuable accessions 
to our chapter, and now number fifteen good men — all staonch 
and true to Phi Delta Theta. Within the last year our active and 
alumni members have been showered with many honors, colle- 
giate, political and social, and Ohio Gamma feels that she is about 
to close a very profitable and successful year. Many of oar old 
members have been elected and chosen to positions of mat 
prominence, and among our active brothers, Price and Dent 
represent the Athenian Society in the annual contest, Dick retains 
his position as imperator of the base ball and musical interests, 
Martin has just retired from a successful term as president of the 
Philo Society, and Bundy, our only Senior, for the past year the 
managing editor of the Wellston ^r^«x, has recently been elected 
captain by his camp of the Sons of Veterans. 

A letter from Will Morgan, for two years an honored member 
of this chapter, but now of Hamline UniversiQr, Minneapolis, 
brings the news that he is captain of the University nine, and 
has been chosen to represent his college in the State Oratorical 
contest next year. Morgan was a great bass singer during his 
stay in Athens, led in every musical entertainment given by the 
students, the church or the townspeople, and was a universal 
favorite. He is married now, and his wife is as loyal a Phi as 

George £. de Steiguer, class of '84, was graduated last week 
from the Cincinnati Law School, standing eighth in a class of 
more than a hundred. He will practice law in Athens, and is 
bound to succeed. 

Emmett Tompkins, alias "Captain Jack," and Calvin S« 
Welch are members of the Ohio Legislature, and " Tom " Jones, 
class of '81, has been recently elected Mayor of Jackson. 


Score us still another victory. In a series of match games of 
ball between the Phi Delta Theta club and the best players of 
both the Betas and Deltas, with a few Baibarians to help them 
out, we were victors in two games out of three. Brothers A. E, 
Price, E. A. Dent, George Welch, J. M. Higgins and W. E. 
Bandy represented this chapter at the recent Province Convention 
held in Delaware, and all report an enjoyable and a useful con- 

The General Assembly, during the closing days of its session, 
voted an appropriation of 65,000 to the Ohio University, for the 
establishment of a State Normal School, the first venture of the 
kind in the Buckeye State. Next fall a corps of Normal Profes- 
sors will be employed, and a large number of village and pro- 
spective pedagogues are expected to attend. 

Our local chapter of J\^ 6 is still flourishing and happy, 
notwithstanding its forced separation from the other branch of 
the sorority. 

What our glorious fraternity needs is a more active interest 
among our Alumni. 

June 5, 1886. RxpoRTXR. 

Kentucky Delta, Central UNivERsmr. 

It affords us much pleasure to recount the success which we, 
as a fraternity, have experienced since our last report Of those 
who spoke in the February celebration, it was pretty generally 
conceded that our representative (brother Sine) displayed greatest 
talent In a preliminary contest, which took place March 1 2th, 
for the purpose of electing declaimers for the annual declaimers' 
contest of April 30th, brothers Harrison and Sine represented us, 
and, out of the number who spoke, they were elected by the 
judges to head the list. 

Recently we have added one more to our little band — Dr. A. 
Wilkes Smith, the lecturer on Physiology and Hygiene in the 
university. He is a man of great enthusiasm, and we are sure 
that he will make us a valuable acquisition. 

Brother W. Crowe, of this place, was with us at the initiation, 
and conducted the religious exercises. After the ceremony was 
over, we were highly entertained for about an hour by the rich 
jokes of brother Crowe and our newly initiated member. 

April 28, 1886. J. T. Wade. 


Indiana Beta, Wabash College. 

Since our last report the chapter has been going on in the line 
of progress and advancement in fraternity matters. Our ranks 
have been marked by a slow but steady growth in Phi spirit 


About half of our boys attended the Epsilon Province Con- 
vention at Indianapolis April 8th. Each one's love for 4^ ^ 6 
was strengthened, and we came home with a better idea of the 
fraternity and its purposes. 

In our ranks there has been activity. We have left onr old 
quarters and are fitting up a new hall which will be very attractive, 
as we are spending a great deal of labor and money upon it 
When this hall is finished we shall have a place to meet that will 
do us proud, and one that will bind us close together and increase 
our loyalty to the fraternity, for we think it is the same with a 
fraternity as with other things. If there is a pleasant and attrac- 
tive place to meet, there the boys will want to be often, and will 
enjoy being there with one another. 

We are pleased to report the fact of the marriage of brother E. 
J. Dukes, '85, and Miss Ruth Baldwin, on Thursday, March 4. 
We have always predicted that our ** genial Jim" would soon 
enter the state of matrimony. They will reside in Peru, Indiana. 
Indiana Beta extends them their best wishes for a long and 
happy voyage through life. 

Brother Willis, '88, has gone home, owing to ill health, but 
expects to return next year. 

The Phis have not been altogether without honors this year. 
Brother Coyle, '86, tied with a man for the Greek prize of $40. 
Two of the six appointed for the Baldwin contest were Phis, 
brother Brown and the reporter. In the election of officers for 
the next Province Convention brother W. T. Harding, '^f, was 
elected as prophet. 

We have initiated no new men this term. Nevertheless, we 
are holding our ground against any of the other fraternities. Our 
relations with them are very good. Our outlook is very pleasing 
for a prosperous future. 

April 21, 1886. John G. Lovkll. 

Indiana Zeta, DkPauw University. 

We have two more initiates to report It would seem super- 
fluous, perhaps, to say they are particularly fine fellows. Our 
chapter has reason to congratulate itself on the fine addition it 
has made this year. As we lose no men by graduation this year, 
we can commence next year with all the accumulated force of 
this, and we expect " to make things hum." 

To-day ^ A Q acknowledges no superior in De Pauw Univer- 
sity. The A K Es have hitherto claimed the lead in the number 
of prizes taken, but that is for the past and not the future. 
Nearly all the fraternities established here have strong chapters. 
We hope that the present pleasant inter-fraternity spirit here now 
may continue long into the future. 


Onr anniversary exercises on the 7th inst were interesting to 
all present. Several of our resident members were with us, and 
brother C. O. Perry, of Chicago, one of the founders of our 
chapter, was with ns, and his jolly good humor and fatherly ad- 
vice was relished by us all. After two or three hours of a literary 
feast, we adjourned to a more substantial feast 

Brother Gahring has returned to us again, jolly as ever. Brother 
Brown has gone to the frontier, and is now " fitin' Injuns" in the 

Sickness has called brothers Martin and Jenne from us, but we 
expect them back next year. 

May 22, 1886. T. C. Hopkins. 

Michigan Gamma, Hillsdale College. 

Our collegiate year closes June 16, and opens again Septem- 
ber 14. The society anniversaries last from June 8 to 12 inclu- 
sive. We are represented by six out of the twenty-one anniversary 

During the year we have made all the advancement that the 
most sanguine expectation might have hoped for. We have, by 
the aid of our alumni, furnished our hall to a considerable extent 
Our harmony and brotherly feeling have become proverbial in the 
institution. Under such circumstances, and inspired with enthu- 
siasm, the prospects for future prosperity are certainly flattering. 

Two of our brothers take degrees this year, and some will not 
return in September ; but we are expecting the return of brothers 
I)uguid and Richardson, who are teaching this year, and it is not 
probable that our number will fall below fifteen at the opening of 
the next year. 

Decoration Day was celebrated by the college in the City Opera 
House. Brother J. J. Heckman delivered the oration, "Our 
Flag." It was a masterly production and called forth repeated 
applause from the audience. 

Again we wish to thank our friends and well-wishers, through 
the columns of the Scroll, for their remembrances to us. 

We wish to acknowledge the receipt of a most beautiful stand 
scar£ The donor and artist, Miss Libbie Eastman, of Republic, 
O., is a member oiKKF oi Hillsdale College. 

June I, 1886. W. O. Robinson. 


Illinois Epsilon, Illinois Wesleyan UNivERsmr. 

The spring term at the Illinois Wesleyan finds us in excellent 
condition. We have sixteen regular attendant members, besides 
brothers Barr and Dr. McCormack, alumni members, now resid- 
ing in the city, who meet with us nearly every week. Our sessions 


have of late been of unusual interest From fifteen to nineteen 
Phis have been in attendance at our recent meetings. 

We have been slow to take in new members this year, but feel 
that this was a good move, for while we have initiated only three 
this year, yet they are good material — a &ct which we waited to 
ascertain with certainty. Our last initiate is Julius M. Miller, of 
the law school. 

Brother Frank Warner is again a welcome attendant, after an 
absence of four years. Brother J. M. Pollock is teaching this 
spring, and brother W. F. Scott has departed for the West 

The extract in the last Scroll, taken from the December Wes- 
leyan, corresponding in number of the Sigma Chi, was the occa- 
sion of much merriment among our boys, and would doubtless 
be to a large majority of our college students had they had the 
opportunity of reading it Every now and then, the assumed 
earnestness and enthusiasm of our friend, Mr. Woodruff, gets the 
better of him, and might cause more serious trouble were it used 
in a more harmful way. We can only think of two or three spe- 
cial points by which a college fraternity can be said to excel, and 
we are willing to let the students judge in those. 

The five spiked men whom Illinois Epsilon foiled them in get- 
ting the last year and a half, and the one who joined their firater- 
nity because he could be a leader with them and not with us, 
goes to show what some of the best students think of the two 

May 15, 1886. W. L. Miller. 

Illinois Zeta, Lombard University. 

Although it is sometime since Zeta has been heard fi*om, yet 
she, by no means, has been sleeping. We are all kept busy as 
the ' ' end draweth nigh. " But few of the boys remain to the last, 
as they are anxious to begin the work of vacation. 

A short time ago Delta chapter, of Knox College, and Zeta, 
had a union meeting, in which the chapter " goat" was paraded 
with his usual activity. Refreshments were partaken of, after 
which the Phi boys separated in their accustomed jollity. 

On the 2 1st of May occurred the second annual union banquet 
of Illinois Delta and Zeta, held at the Union Hotel. All who 
were present unite in declaring it a **fine afiair." After doing 
ample justice to the banquet, and before the dancing, the follow- 
ing toasts were responded to : 

'*In Medias Res," Prof. T. V. N. Standish. 

" From Ocean to Ocean, John R. Carpenter. 

" The Maids of Athens," W. J. Byrnes. 

" There are Times to be Silent, but this is Not One of Them," 
A. T. Wing. 

May 38, 1886. Ward Brigham. 


Wisconsin Alpha, Uniysrsitt of Wisconsin. 

Fraternitt matters are quiet at the University of Wisconsin 
this term ; each fraternity seems to have reached its ultimate 
strength for the season, and no initiations have taken place for 
some time. On the whole the fraternities are stronger than ever 
before, and especially is this the case with the ladies' societies — 

KKF, jd r, r^PB. 

A short time ago the class of '88 voted to issue an annual in 
1887, and the old feud between the fraternities as to time of 
establishment was, naturally enough, revived. 

Wisconsin Alpha's date of establishment is 1857, and our char- 
ter is here to substantiate it ; and never having been considered 
dead by the General Council, we would be doing ourselves and 
the rest of ^ J 6 an injustice did we not assert that as our year 
of birth. The time that our chapter did remain inactive was the 
years of the late war and those immediately subsequent ; and it 
must be remembered that Wisconsin Alpha fell into inactivity, not 
for the reason that she was lacking in strength, but because her 
sons, obedient to their country's summons, left their chapter hall 
for the field of battle. On resuming activity, things went on in 
the old way, as though no time had been lost Everything was 
taken up where it had been left, and even to-day our secretary 
writes the minutes of our meetings in the same book as did Wm. 
F. Vilas twenty-five years ago. 

In 1885, the Trochos, the first annual at the University of Wis- 
consin, was issued. It was done by the Junior Class, and all 
matters were to be settled by the class, ^feve^theless, B & 11, 
grieved at not being placed first on the list, assisted hy ^ K W 
and X W, the last named taking the lead, proceeded to make 
trouble ; and when they found themselves bafiled in their little 
scheme, they went so far as to get in their possession some manu- 
script matter which was intended for the annual ; this they dog- 
gedly kept, thinking thereby to prevent the issue of the annual. 
This was more than the class of '85 could endure ; the resigna- 
tion of those members of B G 11, ^ X !F and -Y !P, which had 
been elected to places on the annual boards, were in an unmis- 
takable manner sought for by the class, and Trochos successfully 
appeared without the support of these societies. 

When this question arose in the class of '88 a short time ago, 
B n, K V and X !F in a body would listen to no honor- 
able means of settlement, and they fared no better in the hands of 
that class than they did in '85. On the board of editors elected 
by '88, brother A. B. Winegar holds a position. 

From the very beginning of this feud, J G has maintained a 
steady, conservative position, and has always been victorious. 
We are even at this time willing to have the difficulty settled by 



arbitration ; we know we are in the right, and are upheld in our 
position by all unprejudiced observers. 

Wisconsin Alpha graduates three men this year ; if no initia- 
tions are made before the end of the year, she will start next (all 
with nine very strong men. 

May 24, 1886. L. R. Anderson. 


Missouri Beta, Westminster College. 

It becomes my pleasant duty to report another brilliant victory 
for Mo. B, , achieved by brother M. Howell Reaser. 

On last Monday evening was held the annual '* Harrison-Pat- 
ton " Declamatory contest, in which we were represented by 
brothers Ayres and Reaser. Brother Ayres was surpassed only by 
brother Reaser, to whom the prize was awarded. This is brother 
Reaser's second prize ^his year. This is the only event of general 
interest which has occurred lately. 

We are soon to have a game of baseball with our friends of 

B &n. 

The chapters here are represented as follows : B G 11, '86, 3 ; 
'87. 4 ; '88, 3 ; '89, I. Total, II. # J 0, '86, 4 ; '87, 3 ; '88, 
6; '89, 3. Total, 16. 

May 15, '86. J. A. Gallaher. 

Kansas Alpha, University of Kansas. 

Kansas Alpha is still enjoying a reasonable amount of pros- 
perity. The Inter-State Oratorical Contest was held here May 
6th, to which we were glad to welcome brothers Shaw, of Illinois 
Epsilon, Stockbarger, of Indiana Beta, Lovell, of Iowa Beta, 
Anderson and Gerwig, of Nebraska Alpha, 

The first three came as delegates to the contest, and Anderson 
and Gerwig to visit us and hear the orations. We have been 
aching for three years for some one to come out and visit us, and 
though these brothers did as much as mortals could, yet the 
** void " is not yet filled. We have a ravenous appetite for visit- 
ors, moreover our **bear" is in good trim. Kansas Alpha would 
like to see more Phis. 

The contest came off on Thursday night, and on Friday nijrht 
the Phis entertained the Kappa Kappa Gammas. Our brothers 
from abroad were present, with the exception of brother Lovell, 
who was called home that morning. We were sorry to see him go. 

Brother Graham, our only Senior, has been selected by the 
faculty to speak on Commencement Day. 


After 3 connection with the chapter since its founding, brother 
B. P. Blair has been compelled lo leave college. His address is 
now Wakeeney, Kans. He is an earnest, whole-souled Phi, and 
we lose in him a true brother. His departure leaves us without 
a second tenor in our quarieitc. He was appointed to contest 
for the oratorical prize in June, but resigned. 

Brother W. C. Snider is preachim,- in Independence, Mo., bnt 
islends to return next Apx'il and graduate. 

We extend a hear^ welcome to oni new chapters, and to Penn. 
Zeta our congratulations. 

May 35, '86. W. £. Higgihs. 

Nebraska Alpha, University of Nbbbasxa. 

Nbbrasxa Alpha numbers only ten members this term. 
Brother Foree is engaged in business at Tekamah, Nebraska, 
bat will return and graduate in June. Brother Codding is hold- 
ing down bis claim in Western Kansas, xa^ brother Chapin is 
teaching in the Indian School of the Omaha Agency. Brother 
Heron, Michigan Gamma, has been spending a few weeks in the 
dty, and is now engaged in teaching about fifteen miles from 
Lincoln. Brother McMillan, '85, is at present teaching ento- 
mology in the university. 

The 2 Xs have just initiated a new man, causing great con- 
itemation in the barbarian ranks. "Death to the fraternities" 
is still their watchword ; but we are yet aHve. with no symptoms 
of approaching dissolution. The cause of ^ ^ 3 is enthusias- 
tically supported by Nebraska Alpha. 

May I. 18S6. Elton Fuluer. 

Iowa Alpha, Iowa Wesleyan University, 
Our college year is drawing rapidly to a close. Ve luckless 
Senior now preparelh for fJighis of oratory, and the under Class- 
men tremblclh at the prospects. 

No great demonstrations have disturbed "the even tenor of 
)ur way " since last we greeted you in these columns. The most 
mportant occasions were those at which wc led from darkness 
nto light brothers Weir nnd Havighot.'t, the latter being our 
.bird initiate from the same family. 

Brother Weir lives near the city, and soon after his initiation 
)ur chapter, with (he B <-) /7s, were entertained at his pleasant 
lorae. A very enjoyable evening was passed and an elegant sup- 
XI highly relished. We all declare brother Weir and his amia- 
)le sister the very best of entertainers. Wc feci proud of both of 
)ur new members. 


The Betas have succeeded in capturing one man, there being 
no opposition by us. 

Your Reporter enjoyed a short visit at Knox College and Lom- 
bard University — Illinois Delta and Zeta — a few weeks ago. Oar 
enthusiasm for $ ^ 6 went up one hundred per cent while 
meeting "the boys "and talking over matters of mutual inter- 
est, and we became impressed with the idea that there is not 
sufficient inter-chapter visiting. It would benefit us in many 
ways, besides rousing us to greater enthusiasm and love for all 
features of fraternity work, were we occasionally to meet our 
neighboring chapters. 

Brother C. O. Thomas, DePauw University, '85, has been in 
the city this spring on business, and has met with us a few times. 
We are always glad to welcome such visitors. 

A sociable was indulged in not long ago by "us boys" and 
our fair companions. In the serenade that followed Phi songs 
were as loudly sung by soft voices as any one could desire. 

May 14, 1886. H. E. Wilcox. 

Iowa Beta, State UNrvERsiiY of Iowa. 

Iowa Beta made another conquest a short time ago in Mr. 
Chas. C. Clark, of Iowa City, a member of the Senior law class 
of Iowa University. Mr. Clark is a leading member of the law 
department, and his popularity is attested by his election, a few 
days since, to the position of permanent secretary of the gradu- 
ating class, after an exciting contest. Mr. Clark also has a State 
reputation as a vocalist 

Mr. Hugh Clemens, of Manchester, Iowa, has also donned the 
" golden sword and shield." Mr. Clemens became a member 
of the Junior law class at the beginning of the winter term, and 
at once took a position among the foremost of the strong men 
of the class. He is winning universal esteem, also, for his bril- 
liant social qualities. 

Our chapter has been very successful in the matter of college 
honors during the past year, and now holds more than her pro- 
portion of the desirable and responsible positions in school. 

Brother Jas. H. Dickey is president of the Zetagathian Literary 
Society, and brother Will H. Dart was recently elected secretaiy 
of the same society for the next fall term. Brother £. C. Nichols 
holds a like position in Irving Institute. Brother Dart is also a 
member of the editorial staff of the weekly college paper. Bro- 
ther O. D. Wheeler filled the much sought position of president 
of the law class for one term with universal satisfaction . Brother 
Frank S. A by, though only a Sophomore, is rapidly acquiring an 
enviable local reputation as musical director of the University 
band. Of the Senior Phis, two brothers, Dickey and Lovell, 


were chosen by the faculty ont of a graduating class of over fifty, 
to represent their class on the Commencement Day programme. 
Brother O. R. Young was chosen to represent the School of 
Science upon Class Day, but unavoidable absence compelled his 

Phis who are not intending to be in college next year are fast 
securing lucrative situations. Brother Young was recently ap- 
pointed to take charge of a corps of engineers in Wyoming. 
Brother Dickey has engaged to superintend important lumbering 
interests in northwestern Iowa. Brother Wheeler has taken a 
position in the land department of the Union Pacific Railroad, 
but will return next year to the law. 

The enthusiasm of our chapter is running quite high just at 
the present time, in consequence of the prospective reunion of a 
large number of alumni who will be here during Commencement. 
The principal topic of discussion at our last meeting was a " Big 
Phi banquet two weeks away. " 

June 5, 1886. V. R. Lovell. 

California Alpha, Uniyersftt of California. 

Application for an alumni chapter has been made by some of 
the brothers on this coast California Alpha anticipates much 
hearty encouragement from the organization of such a body of 
alumni brothers. 

On the evening of Friday, April i6th, our chapter held a so- 
cial reunion at the residence of brothers C. S. and H. A. Melvin, 
in East Oakland. The Phi " sisters " were present in force, and, 
of course, contributed greatly to the pleasure of the evening. 
Brother Western, of Tennessee Beta, a genial, whole-souled fel- 
low, and a veiy enthusiastic Phi, was with us on this occasion. 
During the evening the $ J 6 March, composed by brother J. 
N. £. Wilson, '76, was charmingly rendered by one of the young 
ladies. At a late hour the guests departed to their homes in 
Berkeley and Oakland, seemingly well pleased with an evening 
of brotherly (and sisterly) association. 

Brother G. E. DeGolia, '77, Deputy District Attorney of Ala- 
meda county, has gone to Mexico on business. Brother Mor- 
gan, '87, who injured his foot while training for Field Day, now 
progresses with Uie aid of a large, healthy cane. 

Football is now very popular. Yesterday the U. C. team beat 
die Orions of Oakland by a score of 29 to 2. Brother Wood- 
hams, one of the university's best players, did some brilliant 
playing, notwithstanding the fact that he was still suffering from 
a sprain received some days ago. 

There is talk of a big ^ J 6 banquet in San Francisco soon. 

May 2, 1886. H. A. Mslvin« 

320 . THE SCROLL. 

The following were received too late for classification : 
Missouri Beta, Westminstkr Collbgk. 

In the last report of the year I can say that Missouri B has had 
a year of continued success. Brother M. H. Reaser has crowned 
the chapter with glory by winning first prize in reading, then first 
in declamation, then first in the Inter-collegiate contest in oratory 
with Missouri State University. Brother S. £. Young won 
second prize in reading; second prize in Inter-coU^ate oratorical 
coming to Westminster in the hands of one of our Beta firiends. 

At the annual exhibition of the Philalethian Society, two of 
five orators were Phis, brothers Rodes and Dalton, and in Philo- 
logic exhibition two of five were Phis, brothers Young and Reaser. 
The Betas had four orators and took one prize, and that a second. 
Brothers Wilkerson, C. B. and R. D. France attended the Phi 
banquet at Columbia (Mo. A), and report a fine time. 

Our banquet of last night was a dazzling success. Brothers 
C. B. Sebastian and H. R. Williams, of Missouri^, and broUier 
W. G. Craig, D.D., of McCormick Theological Seminary, Chi- 
cago (Ky. A), were with us, and the last named addressed us, to 
our great delight and edification. 

Missouri B loses by grafduation this year, four \ojA men and 
true— C. F. Richmond, T. N. Wilkerson, W. Y. McChesney 
and J. A. Gallaher — but a sufficient number will remain to make 
a fair opening next year. Hope all chapters may have been as 
prosperous as Missouri B, 

June 3, 1886. J. A. Gallahbr. 

Indiana Alpha, Indiana University. 

Since our last report, college affairs have been very lively here. 
Considerable factional spirit has been aroused, but our chapter 
escaped the heat of the local fight and suffered no evil conse- 
quences. Two oratorical contests were held the latter part of 
last term, one of which was taken by brother J. W. Fesler, '87. 
In a contest between the preparatory department and the high 
school, we had two representatives, brother C. F. Hope, orator, 
and brother W. W. French, debater. Brother French was suc- 
cessfuU having received the unanimous vote of the judges. 

On the evening of April 5. we initiated E. E. Tyner, class of 
'89. Brother Tyner had been attending Franklin College for two 
years past, and while there was a member of the best organized 
** barb " association in the State. He is a good student and a 
solid man. Brothers L. D. Rogers and W. S. Bradfute, resident 
alumni, were present at the initiation. 
. We now enroll seventeen members, classed *86, 1 ; '87, 2 ; '^^^ 

. THE SCROLL. 321 

3 ; '89, 8 ; '90, 3. No one has left college during the year, and 
only one fraternity has a larger membership than we at the present 
time. Our literary exercises are better this year than they have 
been at any time since my initiation. 

Brother W. G. Ballentine, professor of Old Testament Lan- 
guage and Literature at Oberlin College, Ohio, is here attending 
the funeral of his father, Dr. Elisha Ballentine. Dr. Ballentine 
has been connected with educational work for half a century. 
He has been professor of Greek, Mathematics and Natural Philos- 
ophy in I. U. , and was president for a short time last year. 

Several additional prizes have been offered this year for excel- 
lence in literary and class work. We now have the Cobden Club 
silver medal for best work in Political Economy ; Civil Service 
essay prizes, $40 ; * * Corner " Tariff prizes, $40 ; Woman Suf- 
frage essay prizes, $40 ; Temperance essay prizes. $30 ; Baldwin 
prize, $25, and several other prizes for excellence in class work. 
Next year we will also probably have two $50 prizes, one in ora- 
tory and one for best essay on an assigned subject. All these 
prizes, amounting to over $300, are open to all students. 

There is a movement on foot to organize a chapter of a promi- 
nent Western fraternity here. The work is now progressing. 
The charter members have not all been selected yet, but it is very 
probable that at the beginning of next year there will be eight 
fraternities instead of seven at L U. 

June 5, 1886. Bert Fesler. 


The Extension Fund Tax, as levied by the last Convention, 
was due on April ist, for 1886. The tax is 25c. per capita for 
each and every active member of the chapter on that date. 

Chas. a. Foster, T. G. C. 


The statistics kindly furnished by Historian Stearns will appear 
in June number, or be published in separate pamphlet form. 




Managing Editor— J. Bl Maybr, New York, N. Y. 

A^ ♦•«* vju^^ S T. H. Baskbryillb, New York, N. Y. 
Assistant Editois, ^ lk) Wampold, Jr., New York. N. Y. 

Business Manager— £. H. U Randolph, New York, N. Y. 

Assistant Business Manager— Albert Shibls, New York, N. Y. 

Address of the Editors is Na 2136 Seventh Avenue, New York, N. Y. 
Address of the Business Managers is P. O. Bqk 1398, New York, N. Y. 

National Convention. 

The next National Convention will he held at Cincinnati, Ohio, in the 
XXXVIII year of the Fraternity, commencing 10 A. ic Monday, October 18, 
1886, and closing the following Friday. 

Orator— Hon. William F. Vilas, Washington, D. C. 
Poet— Eugene Field, Chicago, 111. 
Alternate Poet— A. Gwyn Foster, El Paso, Texas. 
Historian — ^A. A. Steams, Cleveland, Ohio. 
Prophet— Hermon A. Kelley, KeUey's Island, Ohio. 

General Council. 

President— H. U. Brown, 361 Massachusetts Ave., Indianapolis, Ind. 
Secretary— C. P. Bassett, 784 Broad Street, Newark, N. J. 
Treasurer- C. A. Foster, Trenton, Mo. 
Historian — A. A. Steams, 236 Superior St, Cleveland, Ohio. 

Alpha Province Association. 

First Vice-President— T. M. B. Hicks, Huntington, Pa. 
Second Vice-President — ^T. L. Jeffords, Burlington, Vt. 
Secretary — A. J. Montgomery, jr., Washington. Pa. 
Treasurer— L. C. Felthousen, Schenectady, N. Y. 
Historian — W. H. Carey, Easton, Pa. 

Delta Province Association. 

Vice-President — 
Secretary — 
Treasurer — 
Historian — 
The next Convention will he held at 

Epsilon Province Association. 

Secretary — 
Treasurer — 
Chaplain — 

Indiana State Association. 
President— T. A. KauU, Irvington, Ind. 
Secretary— Rohert Newland, Bloomington, Ind. 
Warden— J. W. La Grange, Franklin, Ind. 


Alabama Statb Associatiow. 
Prtsident^KL P. Le Grand, Montgomery, Ala. 
Vice Presidenl-R. H. Thach, Jr., Climon. Ky, 
Sccrelaryand Treasurer— E. M. Pace, Geneva, Ala. 

C ommencemcnt . 

I D. D. McLeod, West Point Ga. 

South Carolima Association. 

President— Dr. J O. Wilhile, AndersoD. S. C. 
First Vice-Pi^iidenl— F. H. Hendrix, Leesville. S. C. 
Second Vice-President— Dr. J. b. Gamer, Darlington, S. C, 
SfCrtlary and Treasurer— W. W. Ball, Columbia, S. C. 
Warden— J. E. Ciiny. Columbia, S. C, 


Province Presidents. 
Alpha Province— W. R. Worrall, 147 W, ijlh Street, New York, N.V. 
Beta Province— Geo. Wm. Cone, Riveilon, Va. 
Gtmma Ptovince-S. P. Gilbert, Columbus. Gfl. 
Delta Province— J. T. Morrison, Wooiter, O 
Epsilon Province— J. M. Goodwin, Bowling Green, Kentuckv. 
Zeta Province- T. H. Simmons, Suite 14, 115 Monroe St., Chicago, 111, 
Eta Province— T. S. Ridge, 1 1 16 Main Street, Kansas City, Mo. 

Chapter Repoktus. 
alpha provinok. 

Haine Alpha— Colby Univeitily — Geo. E. Go<^>uu, Waterrille, Me. 

New Hampshire Alpha -Dartmouth College— G. E. Whtlehill, Hano- 
ver, N. H. 

Vermont Alpha — University of Vermont— F. H. Clapp, 3a Grant St., 
Burlington, Vl. 

Massachusetts Alpha— Williams College— George L. Richardson, Wil- 
liamstown, Mass. 

New VorkAlpha— Cornell University— Charles A. McAllister, Ithaca, N.V, 

New York Beta-Union College -T. W. Allen, 80x461, Schenectady, N.V. 

New York Gamma — College of the City of New York — C, A. Downeri 
896 Broadway. New York, N. Y. 

New York Delta— Columbia Col le|;e— Elbert P. Callender, 354 W. jBth 
Street, New York, N. Y. 

Pennsylvania Alpha— Lafayette College— Harry L. Moore, Easlon, Pa. 

Pennsylvania Beta — Pennsylvania College — T. L. Crouse, Gettysburg, Pa. 

Pennsylvania Gamma — Washington and Jeflerson College — A. J. Mont- 
gomery, Jr., Box 6oz, Washington, Pa. 

Pennsylvania Delta-AUeRheny College— C. P. Lynch, Meadville. Pa. 

Pennsylvania Kpsi Ion — Dickinson College — W. T. Graham, Carlisle, Pa 

PennsylvaniaZeta— University of Pennsylvania -Dr. G. Oram Ring, 1710 
N. Thirteenth St., Philadelphia, Pa 

New York Alpha Alumni -New York, N. V,, Paul Jones, 150 Broadway. 



Virginia Alpha — Roanoke Collej^ — Furmin T. Smith, Salem, Va. 

Virginia Beta — Univennty of Virginia — H. Hardaway, Univerntj of Vir- 
ginia, Va. 

Virginia Delta— Richmond College - W. H. Lyons, Richmond, Va. 

North Carolina Beta — University of North Carolina — ^A. M. Simmons, 
Chapel Hill, North Carolina. 

South Carolina Beta—South Carolina College —W. W. Ball, Columbia, S.C. 

Virginia Alpha Alumni— Richmond— Dr. C. M. Shields, 119 N. Fifth St, 
Richmond, Va. 

District of Columbia Alpha Alumni— Washington -S. H. Kelley, 608 12th 
St, N. W., Washington, D. C. 

Maryland Alpha Alumni— Baltimore -W. II. II. Raleigh, 23 Hanover St, 
Baltimore, Md. 


Georgia Alpha— University of Georgia-J. J.Gilbert, Athens, Ga. 

Georgia Beta— Emory CoUeg^e— W. R. Trimble, Oxford, Ga. 

Georgia Gamma — Mercer University — W. B. Hardman, Macon, Ga. 

Alabama Alpha— University of Alabama— W. E. Booker, Tuscaloosa, Ala. 

Alabama Beta— State CoUe^ of Alabama — L. W. Spratling. Auburn, Ala. 

Misnssippi Alpha — University of Mississippi— I. M. Oliver, Oxford, Blias. 

Texas Beta— University of Texas — Constance Pessels, Austin, Tex. 

Texas Gamma — Southwestern University — Robert A. John, Georgetown, 

Tennessee Alpha — Vanderbilt University— Chambers Kellar, Liberty Hall, 
Nashville, Tenn. 

Tennessee Beta— University of the South — H. R. Bohn, Sewanee, Tenn. 

Georgia Alpha Alumni, Columbus — ^Ira Bowman, Columbus, Ga. 

Alabama Alpha Alumni — Mont^mery — Alva Fitzpatrick, Montgomery, Ala. 

Tennessee Alpha Alumni— Nasnville — R. F. Jackson, 56^ N. Cherry St, 
Nashville, Tenn. 


Ohio Alpha —Miami University — W. E. Clough, Oxford, Ohio. 

Ohio Beta — Ohio Wesle]^an-University — W. \ . Mair, Delaware, Ohio. 

Ohio Gamma— Ohio University — ^W. E. Bxmdy, Athens, Ohio. 

Ohio Delta— University of Wooster— J. T. Morrison, Wooster,Ohio. 

Ohio Epsilon— Buchtei College — A. A. Kohler, Akron, Ohio. 

Ohio Zeta— Ohio State University — W. L. Hunt, 62 Starr Ave., Columbus, 

Kentucky Alpha — Centre College— R. S, Dawson, Danville, Ky. 

Kentucky Delta — Central University— -J. T. Wade, Richmond, Ky. 

Ohio Alpha Alumni — Cincinnati— Dr. J. A. Thompson, 113 W. 9th St, 
Cincinnati, Ohio. 

Ohio Beta Alumni— Akron W. J. McCreary, 128 Brown St, Akron, Ohio. 

Kentucky Alpha Alumni— Louisville — ^D. N. Marble, 543 Fourth Av.. 
Louisville, Ky. 


Indiana Alpha — Indiana University— B. Feslcr, Bloomington, Ind. 

Indiana Beta -Wabash College— J. G. Lovell, Crawfordsville, Ind. 

Indiana Gamma — Butler University — H. T. Miller, Irvington, Ind. 

Indiana Delta— Franklin College— H. N. Gant, Franklin, Ind. 

Indiana Epsilon — Hanover College— C. H. McCaslin, 60x63, Hanover, Ind. 

Indiana Zeta— De Pauw University— T. C. Hopkins, Box 5i8^Greencastle, 

Michigan Beta —State College of Michigan— Nelson Mayo, Agricultural 
College, Mich. 

Michigan Gamma— Hillsdale College— W. O. Robinson, Hillsdale, Mich. 

Indiana Alpha Alumni — Franklin — T. C. Donnell, Franklin, Ind. 

Indiana Beta Alumni— Inf1ianapolis-C. L. Goodwin, "Indianapolis 
Tiroes," Indianapolis, Ind. 


Ulinaif Delta— Knox College— J. B, Brown. Galesbure, III. 

Illinois Epsilon —Illinois Wesleyan Universily— W. L. Miller, Blooming- 

on. ni. 

Illinois Zela— Lombard Univeraity— Ward Brigham, 664 Knox St., Gales- 
bure, Ul. 

Wisconsin Alpha— UnivcT^ily of Wisconsin— L, R. Anderson, 535 Sute 
Street, Madison, Wis. 

Illinois Alpha Alumni— Chicago— M. M, Boddie, 46 Portland Block, 
Chicago, 111. 

Illinois Bela Alumni— iJalesbuig— Rev, E. L. Conger, Galeiburg, 111. 

Missouri Alpha— University o( Missouri— H. W. Clailc, Box 278, Col- 
Missouri Beia— Westminster Co!Icge-l. A. GalUher, Fulion, Mo. 
KansaaAlpho— University ol Kansas — H. F. Graham, Lawrenoe, Kan, 
Nebraska Alpha— Univerjly of Nebraska— J. R. Foree, Suie Block, 
Lincoln, Neb. 
Iowa Alpha— lown Wesleyan University— H. E. Miller, Mount rieasant, 

Iowa Beta- State University of Iowa— H. E. Wilcox, Iowa City, Iowa. 
Minnesota Alpha— Uni verily ol Minnesota- J. C. E. King, Minneapolu, 

Minnesota Alpha Alumni— James Gra^, " Tnbune," Minneapolis, Minn. 
Calilomia Alpha— University of California— Hairy A. Melvin, Oakland, 
CmlUomia Alpha Alumni -C. S. Melvin, Oakland, Cal. 


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Begintiing January jSy^ and Ending Jum iSSb 

1 Historical Review 
II Table of Contents 

III Titles and Subjects 

IV Index of Contributors 



F'ri.i.isHi 1) i;v rni I-rai ki;m i v 

NAM1\ 11. 1, 1. 

pRFiss OF Tin, M 1. 1 1 i« 'Di ■>t I'll,! ishinc HorsK 


Volume I., 1876, Four Numbers. 

Editors: 8. J. Tomlinson, Literary Department; A. B, Thrasher, Alamni 
Department; W. O. Bates, Fraternity Department. Publisher, J. C. Norria. 

Volume II., 1876, Three Numbers. 
Editor, W. O. Bates. Publisher, J. C. Norris. 

Volume III., 1878-9, Nine Numbers. 

Editor, M. F. Parrish. Business Managers: George Banta, Nos. 1-3; 
M. F. Troxell, Nos. 4-9. Assistant Business Manager, Charles Boaz, No. 3. 

Volume IV., 1879-80, Nine Numbers. 

Editor, M. F. Parrish. Business Manager, M. F. Troxell. 

Volume V., 1880-1, Nine Numbers. 

Editors: M. F. Parrish, No. 1 ; M. F. Troxell, Nos. 2-9. AssisUnt Ed- 
itor, H. H. Weber, Noe. 2-9. Business Manager, M. F. Troxell, No. 1. 

Volume VL, 1881-2, Nine Numbers. 
Editor, M. F. Troxell. Assistant Editor, H. H. Weber. 

Volume VII., 1882-3, Seven Numbers. 

Editors: M. F. Troxell, No. 1; G. B. Thomas, Nos. 2-7. Assistant Ed- 
itors: H. H. Weber, No. 1 ; R. O. Bigley, Nos. 2-7; C. L. Goodwin, Nos. 
5-7; M. C. Remsbure, Nos. 5-7; C. F. Bailey, Nos. 6-7; Emmett 
Tompkins, Nos. 5-7 ; W. R Palmer, Nos. 5-7 ; T. H. Simmons, No. 7. 

Volume VIII., 1883-4, Six Numbers. 

Editor, W. B. Palmer, Assistant Editors: G. C. Greer, H. M. Meri- 
wether. Business Manager, W. R. Manier. Assistant Business Manager, 
J. T. Boddie. 

Volume IX., 1884-5, Nine Numbers. 

Editor, W. B. Palmer, Nos. 1-2. Managing Editor, J. M. Mayer, Nos. 
3-9. Assistant Editors: J. M. Mayer, Nos. 1-2; J. B. Shaw, Nos. 1-2. 
Associate Editors : J. B. Shaw, Nos. 3-9 ; J. B. Kerfoot, Nos. 3-9. Busi- 
ness Manager, E. H. L. Randolph. Assistant Business Manager, Albert 
Shiels, Nos. 4-9. 

Volume X., 1885-6, Nine Numbers. 

Mana^ng Editor, J. M. Mayer. Editor, W. B. Palmer, No. 9. Asso- 
ciate Editors: T. H. Baskerville, Leo. Wampold, Jr.; J. B. Kerfoot, No. 1. 
Business Manager, E. H. L. Randolph. Assistant Business Manager, 
Albert Shiels. 


Vol. X.— JUNE, 1886.— No. 9. 



The close of the tenth volume is a particularly appropriate 
time to furnish a history of the Scroll during the successive 
years of its publication. When the first number appeared, over 
eleven years ago, there were but two fraternity organs — viz., the 
Btia, Theta Pi, and the Chi Phi Quarterly. Since then nearly 
all fraternities have ventured upon the journalistic field. The 
life of the Scroll has been full of vicissitudes, but the journal 
has steadily increased in favor with Phis, and its usefulness has 
incre&sed pari pa88u with the remarkable growth of the Fraternity. 
The Scroll has really been the most important factor in the 
Fraternity's development, and its continuance is absolutely essen- 
tial to the maintenance of the present gratifying state of pros- 
perity of Phi Delta Theta. During the period embraced by the 
first ten volumes it has been published in six different places. 
It was first issued as a quarterly, and after a suspension of two 
years it reappeared as a monthly paper, subsequently to take 
on the magazine form. The staff of editors has changed often. 
The ten volumes contain nearly 2,500 pages, and include many 
articles on fraternity subjects of no small literary merit, and 
many more of great historical interest. The labor of reviewing 
this large amount of printed matter, and of preparing a table of 
contents, list of titles and subjects, and index of contributors has 
been onerous, but the importance of the completed work and 
the uses to which it can be applied have been sufiScient incentive. 
It is doubtful whether there exists another complete set of the 
Scroll besides that used in this compilation. In fact, the com- 
pletion of this set required several years of search ; and the diffi- 
'Culty which was experienced suggests the advice that each chap- 
ter (not to speak of individual members doing likewise) should 
«xert itself to make its files as perfect as possible, and have each 
volume bound separately. This much they owe to Phi posterity, 
who will thus be provided with a repository of information con- 
cerning the past history of the Fraternity. 


Prior to Publication. 

The first proposition to establish a journal devoted to Phi 
Delta Theta of which any record has been found originated in 
1865, with R. A. D. Wilbanks, the most active Phi of that time. 
The following extract from one of his letters of that date ex- 
plains the plan : 

What will the members of Grand Chapter think when they learn 
that the chanter of Phis at this University (Chicago) are conducting a 
magazine f Well, yo\i shall be made apprised of the fact. It is to be a 
quarterly^ the first number to appear the first of next January. It is de- 
signed as tlie organ of our Fraternity, and our corps of editors will cheer- 
fully insert after the first number articles from the pen of any Phi. We so 
solicit, and shall expect it. It will contain over one hundred and fifty 
nages of purely literary matter, and as our design b not to accumulate 
funds, but to promote the best interests of our brotherhood in general, we 
shall charge only enough to pay expenses, and nothing more. The price 
will not exceed $1 per year. How many copies will your chapter take, 

ErovideiJ, of course, you approve of the merits of the Quarterly after you 
ave examined the first number ? We may have touched on a lofty 
strain in thus giving publication to our effusions, but we trust to gain the 
approbation of a large circle of friends. We have poets, historians, and 
biographers, classical and scientific writers among us. We shall not chal- 
lenge criticism, yet will not avoid it if it is thrust at us. There is no 
telling what may be done when a unity of purpose guides every movement 
I do not know what the feeling is that pervades the members of Grand 
Chapter, but with us it is to raise our Society to a level with the highest, 
and to make the Quarterly our chief pillar. We will, however, be liberal, 
and share our laurels with all the chapters of our noole brotherhood. 
Will you not give us an encouraging word ? • 

In the fall of 1865, after two years of useful fraternity work 
in Indiana University, Wilbanks went to the University of Chi- 
cago, where he succeeded in organizing a chapter, the formal 
installation of which, however, was postponed until the following 
January, when the exercises were really imposing. He suggested 
the features of the coat of arras (including the sword addition to 
the shield), and J. F. Gookins, who was of an artistic turn, ar- 
ranged the details of the design. Wilbanks was nothing if not 
enthusiastic, of which no better evidence is needed than his propo- 
sition to publish at that time a fraternity quarterly aggregating 
over six hundred pages a year. Only six chapters were then in 
operation (Indiana, Centre, Wabash, Butler, Michigan, and Chi- 
cago), and it is small wonder that this ambitious project failed. 
However, the zealous projector is entitled to admiration and 
ppaise, and his enthusiasm is worthy of emulation. 

In the Scroll for April, 1875, H. C. Jones writes: "If I mis- 
take not, the Scroll owes its existence to a suggestion from the 
Ohio Beta (then the Ohio University chapter), which was made 
at the Danville convention in 1872, by our delegate, Brother 
P. S. Goodwin." The minutes of the 1872 convention show 

♦ R. A. D. Wilbanks to John St. John Boyle, Oct 17, 1866: archives of Kentucky 


that Goodwin was a delegate, but make no mention of him or any 
one else proposing to establish a fraternity journal. Whether 
the establishment of a journal was then discussed, and the secre- 
tary failed to record the fact, is a question that probably will 
remain unanswered, as the following letter from E. H. Baker, 
will explain : 

I received a few days ago from you a letter addressed to P. S. Good- 
win, inquiring as to the origin of the Scroll. I am sorry to inform you 
that Mr. Goodwin has been dead for over a year, and that your letter 
came into my hands as the administrator of his estate. However, Mr. G. 
and I were old business associates, and both members of the Ohio Beta 
chapter of Phi Delta Theta. I know that he was a delegate to the Dan- 
ville convention, but whether or not he made any suggestion as to the 
Scroll I cannot say, as I was not in college with him, and I never 
heard him mention the matter. Mr. H. C. Jones, of whom you speak, was, 
however, in college at the time, and knows more about it than I. Possi- 
bly Emraett Tompkins, of Athens, Ohio, could give you the desired in- 

In the minutes of the National Convention of 1873 (the first 
ever printed) we read that "on motion of D. B. Floyd a com- 
mittee was appointed to devise some means of publishing a Phi 
paper." Floyd was one of the charter members of the Indiana 
Asbury (De Pauw) chapter, and he organized the Roanoke and 
Pennsylvania College chapters. The committee, composed of 
V. C. Stiers, W. N. Pickerill, and D. B. Floyd, made the fol- 
lowing report: 

Your committee, to whom was referred the subject of the publication 
of a periodical to represent the interests of the Phi Delta Theta Fra- 
ternity, would recommend the project of publishing a monthly organ; but, 
mindful of the unfortunate experience of the literary newspaper enter- 
prises in the past, and the danger such enterprises are likely to encounter 
in the future when unsupported by sufficient capital, your committee 
would recommend the appointment of a committee of three, consisting of 
at least one practical newspaper man, and centrally situated, to which 
committee shall be referred the work of ascertaining the amount of pat- 
ronage from subscriptions and advertisements that can be obtainea in 
support of the periodical ; and to enter into and have power to close an 
arrangement with some publishing house, upon which said committee can 
agree for the publishing and circulation of the same, providing always 
that the cost of such periodical shall receive its support from subscrip- 
tions, advertisements, and voluntary donations. Your committee would 
also recommend that the committee on publication also have power to se- 
lect editors for such paper, to be selected from the Fraternity, and to retain 
their editorship until the next annual convention, at which time the 
editors for the ensuing year shall be selected by the convention. 

On motion, the report was adopted ; and in accordance there- 
with, W. N. Pickerill, R. S. Blount, and Harry Jones were ap- 
pointed as a committee. To the convention of 1874 the first- 
named member of the committee sent a lengthy communication^ 
of which this is an extract : 

♦ E. H. Baker to W. B. Pftlmer, July 16, 1886. 


The financial crisis has made the publication of a Phi monthly, at 
any time since the meeting of the last convention, an utterly futile project, 
and the undersigned does not believe the time has yet arrived for the sac- 
cessful carrying out of such work, unless there is guaranteed at least eight 
hundred paid up subscribers at two dollars per copy. 

It willbe seen that Pickerill, like Wilbanks, did not believe 
in the day of small things. Of course the Fraternity at that 
time was not able to support a journal at a cost of $1,600 a 
year. But though we can see now that it was idle to talk about 
such large plans as those suggested by Wilbanks and Pickerill, 
we must remember that they did not have the benefit of ex- 
perience in fraternity journalism. On motion of S. W. Carpen- 
ter, Pickerill's report was laid on the table to be taken up again. 
Two days later the following resolution offered by Carpenter was 
adopted : 

"RtMilved^ That Brothers A . B. Thrasher and S. J. Tomlinson, of the Indiana 
Gamma, and W. O. Bates, of the New York Alpha, be hereby authorized to 
act as a board of editors in the issuing of a quarterly paper devoted to the 
interests of the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity ; that tne management of the 
paper be left in their hands exclusively, as a purely business transaction, 
they to decide on the size and style of the paper, and then find out what 
can be raised by advertisements and subscriptions, and then to use their 
own judgment in regard to whether the paper will succeed or not, assum- 
ing the pecuniary responsibility of its success or failure if they decide to 
issue it. If one of the board appointed refuse to serve, the other two 
shall have power to choose some other one to serve with them ; and if 
two or three refuse to serve, the President of the Fraternity shall have 
power to appoint editors to the vacancy. 

This was getting down to something practical. Carpenter's 
plan was put into operation. This convention was held in May, 
1874. In ^^Q months from that time the following prospectus 
was issued : 


or TUB 


{CSii of ArvM.) 

Indianapolis, October 17th, 1874. 
To all Phi Delta Thetast greeting : 

Be it known that the undersigned members of the committee appointed 
by the convention to publish a quarterly devoted to the interest of the Fra- 
ternity, having associated with themselves Brother J. C. Norris as secre- 
tary of the committee, do hereby present the following plan and prospectus 
of the same : 

The magazine will be a handsome forty-eight page quarterly, printed in 
small pica and bourgeois type, on heavy tinted paper, bound in stiff 
paper cover, bearing our coat of arms in a new and attractive form, and 
will be published at Indianapolis. It will be issued about November 15th, 
and every two and one-half months thereafter, and will be called the 
Phi Delta Theta Quarterly. 

^ The subject-matter will be divided into three departments: First, the 
literary department proper, which will include editorials on literary mat- 


ters, discussions and correspondence on general interests of the Fraternity, 
and miscellaneous literary articles. This department will be edited by 
Brothers S. J. Tomlinson and W. O. Bates. Second, the alumni depart- 
ment, under the supervision of Brother A. B. Thrasher, A.B. In it will 
be found correspondence from old members, notices of changes of residence 
or occupation, marriages, deaths, etc. It is hoped to make this an impor- 
tant feature, forming, as it will, a nleasant means of intercommunication 
for our alumni with each other ana with the working members. Corre- 
spondence is earnestly solicited from old members in regard to their 
§ resent doings and whereabouts, and reminiscences of tne good old 
ays when they tread the secret chambers of the classic walls. The 
third department will be devoted to the active workings of the Fra- 
ternity, and will contain reports of conventions, hints from the Grand 
Banker, all business and financial communications not necessarily tvb 
rosoj a quarterly report from each chapter of its workings and general wel- 
fare, with such news from the different colle^ and fraternities as may be 
considered of eeneral interest. This will, in a measure, obviate the ne- 
cessity for the laborious and insufficient correspondence hitherto employed 
and preserve in a permanent form a history of the Fraternity. Each chap- 
ter snould elect its local correspondent, and at once send in its report. 
These reports should be brief, spicy, and not private, as we shall aim to 
publish a magazine which shall be of interest to the public. 

A peculiar feature will be the '* business directory,'* in which basiness 
and address cards will be inserted at $1 per year. Such a magazine 
will cost your committee yearly about $400. To defray this expense they 
have placed the subscription at the low rate of $1 per year, with 10 
cents additional to prepay postage. 

Whether the quarterly will be published, thus enabling our chosen So- 
ciety to take her rightful place in the front rank of Greek fraternities, will 
be aei)endent upon the promptness and extent of its support. Let every 
chapter, immediately on receipt of this prospectus, elect a local agent, 
whose auty it shall be to solicit subscriptions from every attendant and 
correspondent member of his chapter. An immediate response is earnestly 
solicited, in order that the first issue may be at as early a date as possible. 
Forward subscriptions at once, and if the recjuisite amount is not raised 
by November 10th, 1874, all moneys received will be promptly returned. 

Remember, all subscriptions strictly cash in advance. 
Subscriptions and Advertisiments, 


173 Ash Street, Indianapolis, Ind. 
Literary and General, 


13 Central Avenue, Indianapolis, Ind. 
Alumni Department, 


Groves, Rush County, Ind. 
Fraternity Department, 
Chapters east of a north and south line passing through the eastern boundary 

of Indiana, 

Cornell University, Ithaca, N. Y. 
Chapters west of sidd line, 

N. W. C. University, Indianapolis, Ind. 


To the Members of the Phi Delta Theta : 

Brethren — It is my pleasant duty to announce to you the prompt 
and exceedingly promising report of the committee appointed at our \ui 
National Convention to devise means of publishing a Phi Delta Theta 
Quarterly. It is estimated tliat with a subscription-list of four hundred 
they can carry on successfully a forty-eight page magazine. It is unneces- 
sary for me to speak of the decided need of such an instrument to keep 
up the much-needed communication between the chapters as well as be- 
tween the alumni members. 

We have excelled all other Fraternities in our progress during the last 
six years, and that has been accomplished chiefly oy keeping a cToee com- 
munication by letters, conventions, and printed minutes; by letting each 
other know what is being done, thus inspiring, each other with renewed 
exertion to build up Phi Delta Theta. Of these results of the efforts, 
though made under difficulty, we are all proud. The proposed periodical 
will immeasurably assist us in keeping up this inspiration. I have no 
doubt but that it will greatly excel the letter system. 

The work of the matter has been placed to the hands of Brothers Allen 
B. Thrasher, S. J. Tomlinson, W. O. Bates, and J. C. Xorris, committee. 

I am personally actjuaiuted with the ability of all these gentlemen, and 
most heartily recommend them to your confidence. They are all alive to 
what is needed ; and with the ability and integrity that I know they pos- 
sess, we can rest assured the interest of the Fraternity will receive proper 
attention, and a magazine be produced worthy of the patronage of the 
whole membership. 

I hope you will not be slow about responding to their call for material 
aid in this important work. 

I am, with much hope, your obedient servant, 

C. D. WHITEHEAD, President, 

Indianapolis, Ind. 

Indianapolis, October 1, 1874. 

To the Brothers in the Bondy Phi Delta Theta Fraternity : 

In my judgment, one of the best things that the Phi Delta Theta 
Convention of 1874 did was to put on foot the publication of a literary 
journal in the interests of the Fraternity. We need some messenger to 
go to the home and heart of each brother, and tell him how^ the cause 
speeds on its way, to cull up past associations, and keep the fires burning 
on the altar. There is no better means of accomplishing this than by the 
plan proposed, and I trust every brother will give it the encouragement 
it deserves. 

I am personally acquainted with the members r f the committee, and 
knowing tlicm to be men of business experience and literary ability, hon- 
est and correct, I heartily commend them and the enterprise to the confi- 
dence and support of every member of the Fraternity. I do not think 
the convention could have chosen more wisely, and with proper encourage- 
ment 1 predict a brilliant and permanent success for the enterprise. 

Grand Banker Phi Delta Theta Fraternity.* 

Volume L, 1875. 

The first number of the Scroll, dated January, 1875, was 
issued according to the plan announced in the prospectus. The 

* Perhaps the only copv of the prospectus extant is that in the possession 
of A. G. Fi ster. His kind loan of it makes possible its republication here. 


cover bore the inscription: "The Scroll: {put of arms) A 
Quarterly Magazine Devoted to the Interests of the Phi Delta 
Theta Fraternity," with " Table of Contents*' beneath. As there 
were three departments, so there was the unusual circumstance of 
three salutatories. From the first of these, presumably written 
by S. J. Tomlinson, editor of the literary department, the fol- 
lowing is taken : 

Our intention is to give, as nearly as lies within our power, all the 
fraternity news; to afford columns for the free and full discussion of all 
questions bearing on the welfare of the Fraternity or its members; to pre- 
sent a variety of literary productions; and, withal, to constitute a bond of 
union between chapters and between our members. 

In the salutatory of the alumni department, A. B. Thrasher 


Had it not been for the unbounded enthusiasm of the other members of 
the committee, and the generous assistance which they so kindly rendered 
me, I should have been loath to have undertaken this publication. But 
now that we have undertaken it, I unite with them in saying that it must 
not fail. I conceive that it would have been better never to have started 
this magazine than, having started it, to let it die. 

W. O. Bates, who presided over the fraternity department, 
wrote : 

When the editors of this periodical began their labor, they were rest- 
ing under the usual impression in such cases, that it would "supply a 
long-felt want." On account of the rapid manner in which subscriptions 
failed to come in, they have been obliged to create this want by laborious 
personal application. They have, however, consoled themselves with the 
maxim usually instilled into youthful minds with the croup and measles, 
viz.: that we are not always anxious to take what will do us good. 

He promised that " the Scroll will be published for at least 
one year." Editorial heroism was evinced in the following: 

Correspondents will notice that, in a few instances, we have taken the 
editorial privilege of abridging articles and changing their form. There 
have been thus pruned away the address, introduction, and closing formula, 
** Yours in the bond," etc., general reflections on the magnitude and excel- 
lence of the Fraternity, and whatever pertained to the formality of a pri- 
vate letter without giving any definite information. 

The following shows that the delusive hope that the Scroll 
would be kept sub rosa was entertained : 

As this department is intended to entirely supersede the laborious and 
insufficient correspondence previously carried on, the rejKJrts should ap- 
proximate newsy, gossiping letters between old friends in different chap- 
ters. The entire privacy of the publication allows this friendly freedom, 
as, from its very nature, it will be held as sacred from outside perusal as 
a private letter. 

Since the prospectus was issued the views of the staff about 
the propriety of keeping the Scroll sub rosa had changed, as 
stated in this announcement: 

Stbictly Sub Bosa. — After reconsidering their first decision, the 


managers of the Scroll decided that it would be best to conduct the pa- 
per vuh rowk, Bj this means we are enabled to give a vast amount of 
news that could not otherwise be given. When we saj wh roM, it is un- 
derstood in this case that a select few of the foxr friends of the golden 
shield are under the same rose-tree with their stouter broUiers. 

Thus the 9Mb rosa character of the Scroll was established, a 
character which adhered to it for many years. The division into 
three departments was not closely adhei^ea to. Throughout the vol- 
ume the literary department contained a number of articles on fra- 
ternity subjects exclusively, and the alumni department had arti- 
cles which, by strict classification, would fall under the liter- 
ary department. The minutes of the 1875 convention appear 
in the July number. On motion of G. E. Patterson, it was 

Beaolvedj That the convention recommend to the editors of the Scboll 
its publication six times per college year, and also that the convention and 
Order do pledge it their nearty support. 

Upon which resolution Bates remarked editorially : 

In regard to publishing the Scroll six instead of four times a vear^ 
we can ouly say that if the Fraternity thinks it can (financially) stand two 
numbers more per year, we are ready to get them out 

On motion of W. E. Keener, it was 

lUsolvedj That each chapter be required to report for each issue of the^ 
Scroll. Any chapter failing to do the same snail be fined five dollars, 
and if not paid on the demand of the Grand Banker the same shall be 
doubled, and if not paid on the second demand the said chapter shall be 
subject to forfeiture of charter. 

This exactly suited Bates, as the following shows : 

The action of the convention making it pecuniarily painful for those 
chapters not handing in reports meets our heartiest approval. Notice is 
hereby given that tne laws of the Medes and Persians will withdraw 
abashed in presence of the mathematical inflexibility with which these 
fines will be collected. 

However, an instance of the infliction of these severe penalties- 
probably never occurred, though the November number con- 
tained the following notice to delinquents: 

Those chapters not having reports in this issue will find authority on- 
page 130 of last number for remitting $5 each to His Financial Highness,, 
the Grand Banker. Told you so. 

The following paragraphs, the first from the July and the sec- 
ond from the NovemDer number, show that Bates had an eye 
to business as well as to furnishing the Fraternity with literary 
pabulum : 

Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty, but the Scroll still retails at 
$1.10. "It is a point we long to know'' why some of our subscribers con- 
tinue to peril their future happiness by failing to pay the printer. 

With an organization second to none in the South ; undeniably the most 
powerful Fraternity in the vast region drained b^ the Ohio, while our 
chapters in New York, Pennsylvania, and Old Virginia send words of 


welcome three thousand miles across the continent to their sister on the 
shores of the peaceful Pacific; with the zeal of a Ciesar for conquest, and 
the strength and energy of a youthful giant awakened from refreshing 
sleep — who shall say that our influence is limited, and tliat our quarter 
century is not the opening chorus of a symphony that shall ring down the 
ages with the inspiring melody of fraternal song? Notwithstanding all 
this glory, the Scroll will still be sold at the old price, $1.10. 

And on the cover of the November number was displayed the 
following humorous advertisement: 


It May Save Your Life ! 

Warranted to stand in any climate, free from blemishes, sound and kind, 
costs nothing to run it, and a sure cure for chilblains and blasted hopes. 

Observe its Effects: Before taking {exit of a Chinaman); after taking 
{cut of a Cuucaaian). 


"Your slieat is ft blpMHin|iri diMKizP." — Pttrolevin V. iV'ns^v- 

"It 's hettor tlmn » third lorrn or a wi\r with Spain. Wliat is J1.10 beside the happi- 
ness of my relations? "—C7. S. O. 

Brace yourself, and look at our magnificent 


To any one sending us the money for 1,000 subscriptions, we will give 

A Farm of 100,000 Acres! 

Located fifty miles west of San Francisco. It is well watered and rolling, 
commanding a fine view of the surrounding scenery. For 500 subscribers, 

A Delightful SunuRHAN Residence! 

in Alaska. Street-cars pass the door every two minutes, and palm-leaf 
fans very cheap. 

For 100 subscriptions, one of our patent, XXX, chain-stitch and double 
feed Oreide Watches, of the Big Bonanza pattern, and warranted full of 
insides. Sporting men admit its time to be the fastest on record. 

For 25 subscribers we will send one copy of our Editorial Autographs in 
a sealed envelope. It is a great curiosity, being often taken for a Chinese 
monogram. Send early, as the supply will be strictly limited to the de- 


Many fraternity editors who have racked their brains to 
frame plausible excuses for delays will heartily sympathize with 
the following bit of humor in the November number, which was 
probably a month or so late : 

An impatient subscriber asks if we are waiting to get out a Christmas 
number. This is the November number, sir, no matter when you get it 
Owing to the general debility of our printers, etc. 

The following extract from a letter written by Thrasher shows 
that to Bates is due the credit of suggesting the eminently ap- 
propriate name of the Scroll, instead of the commonplace name 
of the Quarterly, as the proposed publication was called in the 
prospectus : 

On ray return from Europe, in 1874, I found that S. J. Tomlinson, W. 
O. Bates, and myself had been electeti to edit a quarterly journal of Phi 
Delta Theta. ^ates and I did not like the name of Qtiarterlv, and k 
suggested the name of Scroll. Bates and Thrasher voted for and Tomlin- 
son against, so it carried. We then mutually agreed on the division of 
work: Tomlinson, literary department ; Bates, fraternity department; and 
I the alumni department. The matter ran thus for a year, when we 
shoved the whole affair ofl' on Bates.* 

The plan of having three editors did not work well. The fol- 
lowing extract is from an announcement published over the sig- 
nature of Tomlinson in the November number: 

At my instance the publishing board has decided to concentrate its power 
in the fraternity department. The experience of the last year has taught 
us that this department is the one in which the interest of the members 
centers; and by a united effort of the brotherhood this can be made just 
the thing the Fraternity needs. 

Under the heading "A Change of Base," Thrasher made the 
following statement : 

When we began to work as editor of the alumni department of the 
Scroll we enthusiastically wrote fifty or sixty letters to alumni of our ac- 
quaintance, and those of whom we could hear. The answer to this deluge 
of letters came ponrintf in to the tune of three or four lame excuse*. Our 
ardor cooled. But it would never do to quit that way, so we wrote again. 

The Government vva«« growing opulent at our expense. The P. M. of 
our quiet village talked of higher wages, as the amount of mail-matter 
had increased so rapidly. Our philanthropical friend Stanley took pity 
on us, and furnished a very readable article. Brother Pickerill, ditto. 
Brother Norris, with a zeal worthy of better pay, kept sending us per- 
sonals. Our spirits revived, and we scraped up enough "stuff" for the 
first issue. 

Our experience with the April number was a repetition of that of the 
first. It then bejjan to dawn upon our mind that perhaps there was not 
such a preying demand for an alumni department as we had supposed. 
Possibly the live part of our Fraternity is all we care about hearing from 
any way. Pardon us for our vanity in forcing this department upon you, 
and we will quietly take it ])ack. 

Seriously, oretiiren of the Phi Delta Theta, the burden of issuing a 

* *A. B. Tliriishcr to VV. B. Pftlmcr, May 18, 1886. 


magazine is a heavy one, unless the Fraternity as a whole puts its shoulder 
to the wheel. We editors have about concluded that one of us can run the 
whole of the business about as easily as one-third of it. With (me at the 
head, the Scroll can come out when advertised, the contents can be more 
methodically arranged, and the whole paper will be better worthy of your 
support and approval. Brother Bates, a practical printer, a thorough 
literary gentleman, and a whole-souled Phi, is just the man for the place. 
The gist, then, of the whole matter is this: Brother Tomlinson and my- 
self have concluded to hand over the whole editorial control of the Scroll 
to Brother Bates, and ask your hearty support and cooperation for the 
Scroll with its single editor. Whether it will continue to be publbhed 
is owing to how promptly and how liberally you support it. 

Bates wrote that their experience had taught them that 
alumni were "too much absorbed in the cares of this world and 
the deceitfulness of riches to take any active part in our enter- 

Erise," that " the working members have given the Scroll a 
earty but disorganized support," that " it has been found prac- 
tically impossible to make the magazine entirely 8uh rosa,'' and 
he concluded an account of editorial trials and vexations as 

And now a parting, it may be a last, word. One end of the Scroll has 
been unrolled before you ; we have tried to predict what the otlier may 
contain. We have not hesitated to darken its folds with censure when 
censure seemed to be needed; nor shall we in the future. Yet, in the 
main, the task has been most pleasant and congenial. Our best reward 
for all labor and anxiety is the feeling that though we may never meet 
and clasp hands with our little band of readers, a bond of sympathy has 
been established utterly independent of the weary miles that roll between. 

The first volume of the Scroll would be a credit to any fra- 
ternity, even at this date. It contained much valuable matter. 
Chapter reports were well pruned, and all articles had good 
literary finish. The typography was excellent, and the general 
appearance was very handsome — so much so that even afler 
other volymes had appeared the first volume was much used for 
"spiking" purpose. The printers were Joseph B. Wells & Co., 
41 Virgmia avenue, Indianapolis. 

Volume II., 1876. 

In accordance with the announcements in the November num- 
ber, the first number of the second vohinie appeared with Bates 
as the sole presidinsj^ jLreniiis of the editorial tripod. Norris con- 
tinued as {)ul)lisher. Volume II., in every respect, fell far short 
of tlie first volume. OwiuLT to a lack of f>roper financial sup- 
port, it wji,-^ very much reduced in size, the March number con- 
taining thirty-two pages, the June number the same, and the Sep- 
tember num])cr only twenty. In the latter appeared the follow- 
ing piteous ap[>eal : 

Can our coinplaceiit siiljscri])ers watcli tlie ScuctiJ, gettiiii,^ tliinner and 
thinner, like a sick calf in a snow-stcrjn, and not renieinlier that some of 
them owe ns for two years' subscription, and most <»(" tliem for one ? 


News and commeat were thrown together under the heading 
** Editorial Free Lunch." The following "rattling" paragraphs 
were the first ofiered : 

Walk right up, gentlemen, and help yourselves to any thing that suits 
your fancy. It 's all free — to our patrons. Does n't cost you a cent, and is 
worth every cent it costs. That bologna is from Cat-alon-ia, and the 
cheese has a mite-y nice flavor. This hash has been manufactured ex- 
pressly for your trade, and contains ingredients irom every table in the 
city. Any gentleman finding a chromo in his soup will confer a favor by 
furnishing a written testimonial thereof for publication. We respectfully 
request that all complaints of the pabulum provided, or of inattention on 
the part of the waiters, be reported at the desk, and the plaintiff will be 
kicked out at once. . . . Well, the Scroll is out a^in, making one of its 
" angelic visits,^' as a brother in the Bond had the kindness to denominate 
them. Perhaps he intended a sly allusion to their tardy coming; and if 
so, he will please '' report at the desk," as above. The fact is, we have 
been waiting for the thews and sinews of war before beginning the cam- 
paign, but the three following numbers will be issued promptly on or 
about the first of June, September, and December. 

In the editorial part of the June number the following ap 

The convention will be asked to take some definite action in regard to 
the future of the Scroll. The present board hardly feel willing to con- 
tinue its publication longer than for the present year. Having developed 
the idea of tlie magazine, and established it on a firm footing, it would 
seem but simple justice to all parties concerned that they be allowed to re- 
tire and active members take their places. It undoubtedly requires some 
work to issue such a publication — work which active members have more 
time and interest for performing, and which, coming as it does within the 
scope of their literary training, might be made the means of much valuable 
culture. There is also another change which should be made. The pub- 
lishers have assumed the pecuniary responsibility of the magaziue so far, 
and any one who has had much experience with college publications will 
not need to be told that the work is far from light, and the excess of assets 
over liabilities at the end of the year is not enormous. A much more 
satisfactory arrangement, and one calculated to extend the field of its use- 
fulness, would be for the Fraternity to subsidize the Scroll and send it 
to all members. With its present size the cost of publication is quite 
moderate, and the undoubted benefit of such a magazine would seem suffi- 
cient inducement to expend the amount required. It is, therefore, re- 
ouested that a new board of publication be appointed, and recommended 
tnat a change be made in the financial basis. As to the number to be 
appointed on such a board, the convention must decide for itself, only re- 
membering that sad experience teaches that the amount and quality of 
work vary inversely with the number of workers. 

At the convention in July a committee was appointed to de- 
vise means for the support of the Scroll. The committee ap- 
pointed, on motion of J. C. Norris, consisted of J. C. Norris, J. 
E. Eggert, and J. W. Wylie. Their report, as follows, was 
adopted : 

First. We recommend that the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity publish a 
quarterly magazine, to be known as the Scroll. 

Second. That the Grand Banker be and is hereby instructed to levy an 


■^umual tax of one dollar and twenty-five cents per capita for every active 
member of the Fraternity on the first day of r^ovember, and to pay the 
■same to the publisher of the Scroll in quarterly payments in advance, 
the first payment to be made on January 1 of each year. 

Third. At each convention of the Fraternity there shall be elected an 
-editor and a business manager, who shall constitute a board of publbhers 
for the Scroll, and shall serve until their successors are elected. 

Fourth. The publishers shall be required to expend the whole amount 
•of the tax in the publication of the Scroll, and at the end of each quar- 
ter they shall be required to make a full- report of the cost to the Grand 

Fifth. Every active member of the Fraternity shall be entitled to a 
cop;^ of the Scroll without further expense. 

Sixth. Each chapter shall elect a sub-editor, whose diit^ it shall be, 
(a) to make a full report of the condition and standing of his chapter for 
each issue of the Scroll; (6) to solicit and forward to the editor-in-chief 
literary articles, discussions of questions of interest to the Fraternity, 
«nd any items he may think of interest to the Fraternity; (c) he shall be 
required to send to the publishers the number of active members in his 
chapter, and shall notify them of every new addition. 

Seventh. The publishers shall be allowed to solicit subscriptions from 
alumni members, and advertisements, to compensate them for their labor. 

Bates and Norria were nominated respectively for editor and 
publisher; but both declining, M. F. Parrish was elected editor, 
and J. B. Pomeroy publisher. The plan of making subscrip- 
tions to the Fraternity journal compulsory on attendant members 
thus originated with Phi Delta Theta, and most other fraternities 
have found it wisdom to adopt the same plan. However, after the 
September number, the Scroll appeared no more for two years. 
Undoubtedly the Fraternity lost much from this long lapse. 
Bates and Norris had done their duty, though they had not re- 
ceived the support they deserved. They merit the gratitude 
of the whole Fraternity. Volume II., except in size, was, typo- 
graphically considered, about as handsome as Volume I. It was 
printed by Baker, Schmidlap <& Co., 33 and 35 S. Illinois street, 

Volume III., 1878-9. 

At the convention held in May, 1879, a committee on Scroll, 
appointed on motion of G. W. Cone, and consisting of G. W. 
Cone, W. M. Evans, and J. C. Norris, made the following re- 
port, which, presumably, though not so stated in the minutes, 
was adopted : 

First We recommend that the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity publish a 
^nih ro9a newspaper during the nine school months, which shall be called 
the ScBOLL. 

Second. That the Grand Banker be and is hereby instructed to levy an 
annual tax of one dollar per capita for every active member of the Fra- 
ternity on the 10th of September, and to pay the necessary part of the 
same to the publishers of the Scroll in monthly payments in advance, 
4he first payment to be made on the 10th of September of each year. 

Third. At each convention of the Fraternity there shall be elected an 


editor and a business manager, who shall constitute a board of publishers 
of the Scroll, and shall serve until their successors are elected. 

Fourth. Every active member of the Fraternity shall be entitled to a 
copy of the Scroll without further expense. 

Fifth. Each chapter shall elect a subneditor, whose duty it shall be, 
(a) to make a full report of the condition and standing of his chapter for 
each i.ssue of the ScROiiL ; (6) to solicit and forward to the editor-in-chief 
literary articles, discussions of questions of interest to the Fratemitv, and 
any items he may think of interest to the Fraternity; (c) he shall be re- 
quired to send to the publishers the number of active members in his 
chapter, and shall notify them of every new addition. 

Sixth. The publishers shall be allowed to solicit subscriptions from 
alumni members, and advertisements, to compensate them for their labor. 

Seventh. In each issue shall be a list of officers and trustees of the Fra- 
ternity, and the corresponding secretary of each chapter. 

On recommendation of the committee, M. F. Parrish was elected 
editor, and George Banta business manager. In September the 
first number of the revived Scroll came out as a small eight- 
page newspaper, three columns to the page. Under the princi- 
pal title appears for the first time the words "«i6 rosaP Under 
the title of the editorial page is the explanation, "A monthly 
paper devoted to the interests of the Phi Delta Theta Fra- 
ternity." Yrpm this time the directory of general officers and 
chapters was a regular feature. The first three numbers were 
printed at Franklin, Ind., and it cannot be said that typograph- 
ically, especially as regards the quality of paper, they were su- 
perior. Commencing with the December number, the place of 
publication was changed to Gettysburg, Pa., and M. F. Troxell 
became business manager, vice Ueorge Banta resigned. J. E. 
Wible was the printer, and he succeeded in making a handsome 
paper. The Fraternity was much pleased with the successful 
management of the Scroll, and many expressions of approval 
were bestowed upon it. All of the departments were well sus- 
tained. The principal subjects discussed during the year were 
extension, catalogue, and abolition of the permanent fund. In 
May was published for the first time the minutes of the conven- 
tion of 1856. Nine numbers were issued during the year. It 
was proved that, with good management, the Fraternity could 
successfully maintain a journal, and a monthly at that. The 
revival of the Scroll had a marked effect upon the Fraternity. 
Weak chapters were inspired with fresh ardor, new chapters 
were founded, and the general interchange of ideas encouraged 
many enterprises which resulted in Phi jDelta Theta's material 

Volume IV., 1879-80. 

This volume was published at the same place, in the same 
form, and by the same management as the last six numbers of 
Volume III. It was, of course, therefore, no less successful. 
The economical management is shown by the statement in the 


October number that the cost of printing and mailing was less 
tiian $25 per issue. Nearly four hundred copies were sent out 
at that time. As in the last volume, the chief topics of discus- 
sion were extension, catalogue, and permanent fund. The arti- 
cles on extension directed attention to desirable institutions to 
enter, and they undoubtedly had a telling effect in shaping the 
policy of the Fraternity. Abstracts of the minutes or several 
old conventions were published during the year. 

The 9ub rosa character of the Scroll was a source of much 
disquietude to some of its contemporaries. For reasons satis- 
factory to Phi Delta Theta, it was mb rosa; and what right oth- 
ers had to complain of its policy is not obvious. It had never 
exchanged with other journals, or received subscriptions from 
any persons but Phis. Its contents were intended for the benefit 
of Phis only, but other journals managed, by some means, to 
procure it, and they had no regard for its private nature. In 
the June number the following comment was made by C. L. 
Groodwin upon the subject of journalistic morality: 

Do not some of the fraternity journals, in finding fault with the Scroll 
for speaking in detrimental terms of the action of some rival, compromise 
their honor a trifle ? They must forget that the Scroll is published hy 
Phi Delta Theta /or Phi Delta Theta; and *'«u6 rosa," a warning that in 
Uie days of chivalry would have kept the pages of our organ unsullied by 
the touch of profane hands, is prominently displayed on eveiy issue. Alas 
that those days are folded with the past ! 

The Scroll is as sacred as a personal letter. In such a letter would 
not the rival who especially delights in saying unkind things of the 
Scroll on this score state its opinion candidly of some move or project 
of a rival? Most certainly ! They surely discuss fraternity matters among 
themselves, and just so surely they have the prerogative to do so and the 
right to their opinions. Have they not the charity to give the same liberty 
and freedom of thought to Phi Delta Theta? We do not publish our 
opinions to the world any more than they; and if, by unfair means, they 
Learn our opinions, to discuss them openly requires, to say the least, an in- 
ordinate amount of pure cheek. 

This is written in the most charitable spirit. Phi Delta Theta has mal- 
ice for none, and, personally, I have many noble friends who are members 
of rival fraternities of whom I would not speak unkindly. If our paper 
were published to the world, perhaps other fraternities would have a right 
to complain if we express our opinions too freely, but the Scroll is simply 
a means of communication between the members of our Order. The seal 
of sub ro9a is placed u[)on it, and a true standard of honor will allow no 
outside hand to break it. When, however, it is broken, the act applauded, 
and the contents of the Scroll discussed openly, then nonor has sunk so 
low that we dislike to notice the matter even as briefly as we have. Soon 
we shall have to cover with seals a personal letter, and write thereon, in 
plainest characters, "ProctUj procul esU, profani/" 

The ScBOLL continued to please the Fraternity, and was the 
recipient of much praise. One admirer, G. W. Cone, expressed 
his adulation in poetic form in the June issue as follows : 


The Scroll. 

We Ve chanted the praises of loved white and hlae, 
Of dear sword and snield of Phis hrave and tnie, 
The Bond and our sweethearts: hut never a soul 
Was inspired by the Muses to sing of the Scroll ! 

And so please allow me, a singer uncouth, 

To sing of our orean, the organ of truth. 

That, Samaritan-like, lives to cheer, to console 

The knights of Phi Delta, our own cherished Scroll. 

The lift of our Order, its counsel and guide^ 

Its kind elder brother, a friend true and tried ! 

Mind its precepts, mj brother; it points to the goal 

Where are love, joj, and peace ! Let us prize, then, the Scroll. 

It will build up and strengthen, and spread f&r the name, 
And give to our Order a national fame ; 
'T will remain stanch and steadfast while years o'er us roll: 
Then support and sustain it, our treasure, the Scroll. 

In the editorial column of the April number were made the 
following practical and valuable suggestions with regard to the 
Scroll : 

Without presuming to dictate the future policy of the Fraternity, we 
venture a few suggestions which seem, in the light of our experience, to 
be practical and sensible. We think, in the first place, that the present 
provision for Scroll management is a mistake. One man, both editor 
and business manager — or, if two, both situated in the same town — ^would 
have much better facilities for performing the work, and the whole ma- 
chinery would doubtless run smoother. The present method is necessa- 
rily heavy, and conduces to delay, as all matter must be sent to the editor, 
and then to the business manager. Many secretaries, however, habitually, 
and others in their haste at the last moment, send their reports directly 
to the business manager (although distinctly requested to send them to 
the editor), and thus deprive the editor of the very matter he needs in 
preparing his editorial page. . . . The editor should be centrally located. 
He should be a wide-awake, thorough-going newspaper man, one who has 
had experience with the quill, and who appreciates the wants of the Fra- 
ternity, and withal a man of nerve and independence to stand by the 
right and fight against the wrong, and to {)ursue the even tenor of his way, 
regardless of the many whimpering objections and impractical suggestions 
which will constantly come to his ears. He should at the same time be a 
mild and patient man, whose influence would tend to heal all wounds, 
cement all fractures, harmonize all discordant elements, and unify ana 
strengthen the whole Fraternity. 

It will be seen that these suggestions were adopted at the next 

Volume V., 1880-1. 


Number 1 of Volume V. was published in the same form as 
the last volume, but it had a convention supplement containing 
articles proposing legislation for the coming convention. One of 
these articles advocated a semi-monthly Scroll. The number 
contained a highly interesting letter from Alston Ellis concerning 


Phi Delta Theta at Miami during the period irom its establish- 
ment there in 1865 to the suspension of the university in 1873. 
At the convention in October the committee on Scroll, com- 
posed of M. F. Troxell, C. L. Goodwin, and W. B. Sullivan, 
recommended the following changes : 

1. That the words "9u& ro«a" be removed from the title-page — this not 
to affect the secret nature of the journal, which shall be as heretofore. 

2. That the form be changed to that of a magazine of about twenty-four 
pages, with title-cover: provided, that the cost of issuing shall not exceed 
the amount of Scroll assessments and alumni subscriptions per annum. 

A motion to table the report until the settlement of the finan- 
cial policy was carried. Tne minutes do not show that the re- 
port was ever adopted, but the constitution, then introduced by 
W. B. Palmer, and adopted, contains the following article relat- 
ing to the Scroll : 

Article VII. 

Section 1. A journal to be called the Scroll, and devoted entirely to 
articles and news concerning the Fraternity, shall be published monthly 
during nine collegiate months of the year, and its circulation shall be con- 
fined to members of the Fraternity. 

Sec. 2. Each National Convention shall elect an editor for the Scroll^ 
and the editor shall choose an assistant, and they shall perform the ed- 
itorial work and attend to the publishing and mailing. 

Sec. 3. The price of the Scroll shall be one dollar a volume, and every 
attendant member shall be furnished with it and be required to pay for it. 

Sec. 4. All money received from subscriptions to the Scroll shall be 
expended in payment of the expenses connected with its publication ; but 
the editor shall have the benent of all advertisements. Each month the 
editor shall send to the treasurer of the General Council a statement of 
all the expenses connected with issuing the Scroll, and give an account 
of all money received from subscriptions of correspondent members. The 
treasurer of the General Council shall pay to the editor, in monthly pay- 
ments, in advance, the neoessaiy part of the money he has received as 
Scroll dues from the chapters, tne first payment of each collegiate year 
to be made on the tenth day of September. 

The same constitution has the two following sections in an 
article on dues: 

Article IX. 

Section 1. The reporter of each chapter, on the opening of each col- 
legiate year, shall forward to the treasurer of the General Council one 
d^ar for each attendant member of the chapter in payment for the 

Sec. 2. On the initiation of a member in any chapter, the reporter 
shall forward his name, class, address, the date of his initiation, and one 
dollar to the treasurer of the General Council. The part of the amount 
proportional to the length of the remaining part of the coUegiate year, 
after the initiation, shall be used in the puolication of the Scroll, ana 
the member shall be entitled to the Scroll for the remainder of the col- 
legiate year. The remainder of the amount shall be applied to the other 
general expenses of the Fraternity. 

On motion, it was ordered that 
Any member who shall furnish the Scroll to a member of another 


Fratemityy or who shall carelessly leare it where it shall fall into the 
hands of a member of any other fraternity, shall be considered as having 
violated the Bond, and he shall be brought before his chapter for the 
same; bat the ScrolIj may be used in soliciting persons to become mem- 

M. F. Troxell waa elected editor. On motion, it was ordered 
that the Scroll be sent free for life to the surviving founders 
of the Fraternity, as a mark of esteem and gratitude. H. H. 
Weber was chosen as assistant editor, and the Scroll continued 
to be printed at the same place. The form was changed to that 
of a magazine, two columns to the page. The cover was printed 
in blue on white paper ; though in December it seems that the 
white paper gave out, and yellow was substituted. On the cover 
appeared, " The Scroll : {cvi of arms) Published by the Phi 
Delta Theta Fraternity," with the names of the editor and as- 
sistant, etc. Under the title, on the first page, were the Greek 
words, ^'IlpSdu/ioq iu 4fl JiXra ^^ra." The inscription "sub rasa" 
had disappeared, though the Scroll was considered to be still 
of a sub rasa character. 

The contents of the volume were varied and interesting. An 
idea of their scope may be had by reference to the " Table of 
Contents," in another part of this number. Of course it is im- 
possible even to mention in this place all the meritorious contri- 
butions and editorial articles ; and this remark applies as well to 
the other volumes as to this. 

Volume VI., 1881-2. 

The management of the Scroll continued unchanged during 
this volume. Its established excellent standard was maintained. 
Among many articles of note, most consmcuous and valuable 
were a series of historical sketches by Robert Morrison and 
some reminiscences of chapter life by D. D. Banta. The follow- 
ing important announcement was made in the February number: 

The Scroll finally yields to the exchange system common to all fra* 
temity journals, and will endeavor to deal honorably and fairly with all. 
We have hitherto doubted the expediency of exchanging on the one hand, 
and on the other have not done so because the Scroll is devoted to the 
interests of Phi Delta Theta, and to absolutely nothing else. And this 
latter ought to be the case with each Greek paper with respect to its fra- 
ternity. Facts being as thev are, it is unfair and unjust to ourselves not 
to exchange. The Scroll has been the subject of a good deal of un- 
gentlemanly, as well as undignified, comment m the past on account of its^ 
strictly family nature and straight line of comment We aim to get at 
the truth always, and shall always be glad to tell the truth concerning 
others. We trust the feeling will be reciprocal. 

Which was followed in March by the additional statement: 

It seems necessary to explain further with regard to exchanging the 
Scroll with the journals of other fraternities. We have been asked from 
several directions if this invalidated the tub rosa character of the Scroll. 


Host certainly not Our monthly b no more to be shown to outside par- 
ties now than it ever was. The exchange is made not with the whole fra- 
ternity world in the exchange system, but with the editor or editors of 
the different Greek journals. It is altogether an affair of honor with the 
editors, and no unfair use is to be made of any of the journals ; such being 
the agreement accepted by all who have consented to exchange with us, 
-with the added stipulation that no purely private fraternity business be 
copied by another journal. 

As intimated a month ago, the Scroll has yielded to the exchange 
system more to prevent ungentlemanlv fraud, and to conduce to fairness 
lul around, than from any strong belief in the expediency of the custom. 
It is certain that at least two journals have been using the Scroll for 
some time — viz., . . . How these journals procured it we do not know. 
Whether honorably or dishonorably, the matter may be decided by each 
one for himself. . . . Well, to be brief, the General Council, months ago, 
authorized the editor of the Scroll to exchange or not as his judgment 
might dictate. The matter has not been decided hastily, and we trust it 
has been decided at last for the best. But the exchange with the editors of 
other journals does not make the Scroll any the less secret as to the out- 
side world. 

In April appeared the following acknowledgment: 

Our journal has been courteously and generously received by the other 
fraternity organs with which we exchange — this, too, notwithstanding the 
by no means enviable reputation which the Scroll has enjoyed for sev- 
eral years because it dia not yield to the system; and notwithstanding, 
too, the fact that the sympathy usually extended to a fledgeling journal as 
a new venture could not be given us because of our age. We beg to ac- 
knowledge with gratitude the kindly reception which has been accorded us 
by one and all of the Greek journals. 

In May the editor came out vigorously against the " Pan-Hel- 
lenic Council," a scheme which had been proposed by the Bdta 

Volume VIL, 1882-3. 

In the October number Troxell published his valedictory. 
During the time of his connection with the Scroll its circula- 
tion, he said, had doubled. At the convention in October the 
committee on Scroll, consisting of T. H. Simmons, R. F. Jack- 
son, and M. W. Hutto, made the following report : 

We recommend, first, a more suitable cover, such as the taste and 
judgment of the editor shall suggest. Second, that the number of pages 
be enlarged from twenty-four to tnirty-two. We believe that the present 
interests of the Fraternity demand this enlargement. The present size 
does not admit of the reports of the difierent chapters being printed at 
all in many cases, and m others they have to be cut down. The cost of 
the proposed enlargement would be about one-fourth more than the pres- 
ent cost This additional amount we believe can be raised without in- 
creasing the Scroll tax. The Phi Delta Theta is the only Fratemi^ 
which requires its attendant members to take its paper. Hence, with this 
requirement and our increasing membership, we think the receipts for 
subscriptions will be ample for all expenses of said enlargement and im- 
provement. Third, that the Scboll be issued promptly between the first 
and tenth days of each month, exceptiQg the months of July, Augast, and 


September. Fourth, that each chapter keep a file of the Scroll^ and 
have the same bound for future reference. 

The following addendum to the committee's report was sub- 

T. H. SimmonSf of the committee, recommends that the obligatory wh 
rata character of the Scroll be removed, but that it still be considered a 
private Journal, and that it be exchanged with other fraternity napen, 
for the following reasons: It is better not to publish secret matter tnan to 
have the same made public when published. Since the Scroll is dis- 
tributed so widely, it is bound to fall into the hands of many careless Phis. 
It is not often that we have secret matters to communicate, and in im- 
portant cases it could be done by circulars. This change would necessitate 
a little more care on the part of the chapter Reporters and the editor. We 
should exchange with fraternity papers for the information we would de- 
rive from them ; but it is inconsistent to send our tub rosa papers to the 
head-quarters of information of other fraternities. We cannot keep it 
strictly sub roao, and, therefore, had better not pretend to. Sub rosa chap- 
ters, by omitting to mention in their reports the places of their location 
and the names of their members, can escape inconvenience from the 
change. M. W. Hutto concurs in this, that a 9ub rota paper should not 
be exchanged, but opposes the removal of the mib rosa character of the 

The minutes say : 

The majority report was adopted ; and while the paper is not to be 
marked "sub rosa/^ the editor was directed to take such precautionary meas- 
ures as he may think necessary to keep the magazine from falling into 
alien hands. 

On recommendation of the committee, G. B. Thomas was elect- 
ed editor. On motion, it was 

Besolvedy That the printing establishment at Maysvllle, Ky., of which 
G. B. Thomas is manager, shall be called the " Phi Delta Theta Publish- 
ing House." and that the oflScial printing of the Fraternity be done there, 
and that all chapters and members be urged to give it the benefit of their 

The following resolution, which, less the compulsoiy feature, 
was originated by J. M. Barrs, was introduced by H. (5. Carney : 

Besolved, That each member of the Fraternity, at the expiration of his 
attendant membership, either by graduation or otherwise, shall pay into 
the treasury $5, which shall entitle him to a life subscription to the 

This matter coming up on the last afternoon of the convention, 
it was thought unadvisaole to act upon it without more consid- 
eration, ana it was referred to the committee on constitution, to 
report at the next convention. 

In November the Scroll came out from the " Press of the 
Phi Delta Theta Publishing House, Maysville, Ky." Otherwise 
the title-page was similar to what it had been before. On the 
inside, however, the Greek inscription was taken down. The 
volume presents fidr press-work and paper, but evidently the 


proof-reading was not done by a professional. The cover was 
printed in blue ink on yellow paper, and in one instance on red, 
neither of which combinations made the Fraternity colors, if that 
was the object. 

The foregoing statement of the action of the convention in 
r^ard to keeping the Scroll tfvib rosa, quoted from the minutes, 
does not exactly represent the true action of the convention on 
the subject, as the secretary was not accurate in keeping the 
record ; but the effect of the action was to prohibit exchanges 
with otiber journals. This caused much dissatisfaction inside me 
Fraternity. The chapter at Indiana University petitioned the 
General Council to submit the question of reconsideration to the 
vote of the various chapters. The petition was published in the 
December number, and also an extended and conclusive editorial 
favoring a reconsideration, which closed with this announcement: 
"The General Council have directed us to state that they de- 
sire all the chapters to take this question under consideration, 
and give a free expression of their opinion in next issue." No 
authority whatever was contained in the constitution for the re- 
peal of an act of a convention except by a subsequent conven- 
tion. The constitution had no "general welfare'' clause which 
might be construed to allow any thing. The question of recon- 
sideration was put to the vote of the chapters, and the constitu- 
tion overridden. However, except as to setting a bad precedent, 
k was wisely done. In the January-February number the ed- 
itor wrote : 

As each report came in we scanned it closely to ascertain what was the 
desire of the majority of units which compose the grand total of Phi Delta 
Theta, as to the adyisability of again placing the Scboll on the exchange 
list with other fraternity journals. 

They are nearly all in at the present writing, and, although some chap- 
ters have not given their views^ the greater number have spoken emphat- 
ically in favor of it, and there is only one dissenting vote. 

We do not wish to be understood as posing as an amateur prophet, but 
must say that we foresaw the ultimate result of the action of the con- 
vention in this matter; and before the convention adjourned we had de- 
termined to exert our humble efforts to the utmost to again enter the 
friendly circle of exchange as soon as possible. 

Thanks to the enerej and good sense of Indiana Alpha, our object m 
proapeetu was accomplished sooner than we expected, and without any 
effort on our part ; so we are again happy. 

This finally settled the question of exchange. The constitu- 
tion suffered another slight and, perhaps, harmless shock. It al- 
lowed the appointment of only one assistant editor. In the Jan- 
uary-Februarv number the editor said that he could not make 
the Scroll wnat it ought to be without more assistants, and he 
petitioned the General Council to allow him to appoint more, 
in March he gave a list of half a dozen assistants, and in an 
editorial note said that the General Council had notified him 


that their appointment would be confirmed. Before Thomas waa 
much older, however, he doubtless learned that assistant editors 
on a fraternity journal do. not amount to much. The more there 
are, the less probability that they will render an}r assistance. 

It is hard to understand why Thomas considered that he 
needed help when he was such a prolific writer himself. Never 
before had the editorial department been so full, or embraced 
such a variety of subjects, or (it may be truly said) reached 
such a hi^h standard of excellence. Never before had the 
exchange aepartment been so extended and so witty. Thomas 
and the 2). K. E. Quarterly established a mutual admiration 
society, thou^i between themselves they had several spirited 
discussions. While he never descended to coarse expression, 
he seized upon the conceits of the fraternity press, and vrith 
powerful sarcasm exhibited them in their most ridiculous forms. 
In April he had a cutting article on the Diamond of Psi Up- 
silon, whose editors he styled "journalistic lapidaries," and 
which had "a playful little way" of ignoring the existence of all 
fraternities except two — Psi t/psilon and Alpha Delta Phi. In 
the May-June issue was a terrinc comment on the Chi Phi QtAar- 
terly and the action of Chi Phi's representatives in the meeting of 
fraternity editors in Philadelphia. It began: "The high and 
migh^, great and only original 'I am' comes to us in the per- 
son of the April number of the Chi Phi Quarterly J* This was 
followed by a most scathing review. Nothing finer in the way 
of caustic criticism than these two pieces ever appeared in a fra- 
ternity journal ; but Thomas was general in his attentions, and 
paid nis compliments to all of his editorial friends. 

The above reference to the meeting of fraternity editors re- 
quires an explanation. A year or two before, a ran-Hellenic 
Council had oeen proposed in the Beta Theta Pi. The scheme 
was much discussed by all of the fraternity organs, but no prac- 
tical suggestions were offered as to the meeting or the scope of 
its jurisdiction. Then the Chi Phi Quarterly suggested a meet- 
ing of fraternity editors, whereupon the editors oi the Beta Theta 
Pi sent to the other editors a communication submitting a plan for 
a meeting of editors of fraternity journals on February 22, 1883, 
at New York, Philadelphia, or Washington, as the majority 
should determine. It was stated that the object of the meeting 
was primarily to adopt ways and means for the advancement of 
fraternity journalism ; and secondly, to take some definite action 
in regard to the meeting of the Pan-Hellenic Council, or the 
Pan-Hellenic Conference, as it was subsequently called. On 
February 22 representatives of ten fititemity papers met in 
Philadelphia, and formed the "Inter-Fraternity Press Associa- 
tion." Thomas was chosen as one of the two secretaries. The 
meeting included a number of members of different fraternities 


not associated with journals. It was decided that there should 
be a Pan-Hellenic Conference in New York, July 4, 1884, 
provided that ten fraternities would si^ify their intention to 
participate by January 1, 1884. The objects were stated, and a 
programme suggested. Thomas was a member of the committee 
of SIX which reported the plan. However, the Pan-Hellenic Con- 
ference never materialized, and the Inter-Fraternity Press Asso- 
ciation has not come together again. 

Although Thomas took up much room for editorial and ex- 
changes, he always had room for chapter letters, and, in fact, 
always published a great many. In the editorial department of 
the January-February number this paragraph is found : 

We started out with the intention of having this issue contain reports 
from every chapter in the Fraternity; so about two weeks ago, on account 
of the rapid manner in which reports failed to come in, we laid aside our 
editorial dignity, and rushing into the composing-room seized a printer's 
stick and put in type the " Important Notice" that about half of our chap- 
ters received. In most cases it had the desired effect, and we have re- 
ceived, so far, forty-four reports. We hope the others will be in before 
we put our chapter correspondence forms to press. 

The success of this extraordinary attempt was announced as 
follows at the close of the number : 

The Scroll, for the first time, contains reports from enery chapter in the 
FratemUyy but it required hard work to get them. As we had started out 
with the determination of having communications from each chapter in 
this issue, we did not entertain for a moment the idea of a failure. Some 
chapters had to be importuned two, and even three, times before they 
could be induced to report ; and, in some cases, letters had no effect, so we 
resorted to the Western Union, and our "Special Telegrams" is the result. 
.... This issue contains reports from forty-three active and nine alumni 
chapters, making a total of fifty-two: a larger number, by two, than any 
other fraternity possesses. 

This unexampled feat created amazement throughout the 
world of fraternity journalism. In March the Beta Theta Pi 
was moved to remark : 

The January-February Scroll of Phi Delta Theta is a magazine of 
forty-six pages, remarkable for excellent typography, and for Uie addi- 
tional extraordinary fact that it contains a fetter (or, in two instances, a 
telegram) from each of forty-four active and nine alumni chapters, mak- 
ing a total of fifty-three chapter letters. If the effort does not kill some 
of those chapters, the Phi Delta Theta is tougher than most other orders. 
We will go a supper that friend Thomas does n't live long enough to re- 
peat the exploit. 

In April Thomas notified the Beta editor that he would lose 
the supper, as the same thine would be repeated in the next issue 
of the Scroll. The editorial department contained the follow- 
ing observation : 

The Beta Theta Pi^ in venturing the prediction that it will be lone be- 
fore another number of the Scroll will contain a letter from every chap- 
ter in our Fraternity, forgets that what has been accomplished once can oe 


done again, and also that the Scboll stands preeminent as regards the 
nomber of chapter letters which it publishes. For several years each 
number contained from twenty to thirty-five reports, or about three times 
as many as are given by any other monthly fraternity paper. Our chap- 
ters like for the Fraternity at large to know what they are doing, and as a 
result of •publishing so many letters the standing of the Fraternity in 
every section of the country is very accurately known at all times to all 
readers of our journal. 

Sure enough, the May-June Scroll came out calling atten- 
tion to the fact that 

This number of the Scroll is the most valuable one ever issued, from 
the fact that it contains reports from every chapter in the Fraternity, the 
majority of which contain a great deal of interesting historical data. A 
careful perusal of these reports will give a better idea of the history and 
present general standing of^ our Fraternity than could be acquired by sev- 
eral years of investigation without the aid of them. 

Several new features were introduced in this volume. A list 
of fraternities represented in collies where Phi Delta Theta was 
established, and a list of the times and places of meeting of the 
different fraternity conventions, began in the January-February 
number. A calendar showing chapter anniversaries and other 
important days began in March. These were prepared by W. 
B. Palmer. In March a wood-cut of Hon. J. W. Foster was 
given as a frontispiece, which was the first time a portrait wa» 
printed in the Scroll. Senator Harrison's picture was given 
m the May-June number. Sample pages oi the forth-coming 
catalogue were included in the M!arch issue. In March it was 
stated that the circulation of the Scroll was seven hundred and 
twenty-one, "probably a larger number than is issued by any 
other fraternity journal." Of that number six hundred and 
fourteen went to attendant members, ten to exchanges, eighty- 
four to correspondent members, and thirteen " D. H." The May- 
June issue contained eighty-five pages, and as a large part of 
it was set in nonpareil, it has more matter than any single 
number of* any fraternity journal published before or since. Tne 
volume as a whole is a very valuable one ; and Thomas, in some 
respects, certainly was a picturesque editor. 

Volume VIII., 1883-4. 

Thomas resigning, W. B. Palmer was chosen editor by the 
General Council. The place of publication was changed to Nash- 
ville, Tenn., and the Cumberland Presbyterian Publishing House 
did the printing. In the first number the editor stated that his 
assistants had been selected from Nashville, as he was convinced 
that the plan would be better than having them distributed 
around the country. The following announcement was made : 

The Scroll has gone back to its original size. Over eight years ago — 
it will be nine years next January — the Scroll first made its appearance 
in the world. It was issued as a quarterly, with forty-eight pages in each 


nnmber. The tj^offrapHical execution was first-claae. We are convinced 
now that the initial number of the Scroll was a good model, and that 
the size which it had makes a handsomer magazine than any other we 
could adopt. The Scroll will now be much more convenient for bind- 
ing, and will make a much more dignified-looking volume when bound. 

Oldnstyle type and uncalendered paper were used. The cover 
bore the words "The Scroll. Devoted to the interests of Phi 
Delta Theta. Published by the Fraternity." In the number 
for March- April the Scroll, for the first time, wore an engraved 
cover. The aesign is a large scroll, having across it, in two lines, 
the words "The Scroll of Phi Delta Theta;" above, the triangu- 
lar banner, bearing the title-letters and year of the Fraternity's 
birth ; beneath, a blazing altar, having a wreath on its side ; be- 
neath the whole, an elongated scroll carrying the words " Pub- 
lished by the Fraternity. The design was made by the editor 
and executed by Dreka. The cost of engraving was met by con- 
tributions from the various chapters, collected by S. P. Gilbert. 
So far as known the design was approved by the Fraternity. 
The only unfavorable criticism from outside was that of the DeUa 
UpsiUm Quarterly, which averred that the scroll was danger- 
ously near the flame. To this criticism, however, it has been re- 
plied that the scroll is protected by "Phi Delta Theta" running 
across its lower edge. 

Chapter letters continued to be a prominent feature. The fol- 
lowing explanation ap]>eared in November : 

We have wondered why it is that we have so little space for editorials, 
while other fratemitv organs have a ereat deal, and we find the explana- 
tion in the fact that the Scroll publishes about three times as many 
chapter letters as any other paper, and they necessarily crowd the other 

In the Januarv-February number the boasted leadership of 
the Scroll, in the matter of publishing letters from chapters, 
was demonstrated by a statistical table included in an editorial 
article, from which the following extracts are taken : 

There is*one department of our journal which does reflect much credit 
on Phi Delta Theta. We refer to the chapter correspondence. The Scroll 
has long been noted for this excellent feature. Other fraternity journals 
have frequently expressed surprise at the number of chapter letters which 
it has published in each montnly issue. Last year the Scroll published 
in one issue a letter from every active chapter ; and the feat was repeated 
later. This was not very hara to do in Phi Delta Theta, but perhaps 
could not have been accomplished by any other monthly fraternity jour- 
nal. The other editors were very much astonished. Mainly to amuse 
ourselves, and to see how far the facts substantiated this distinction of the 
Scroll, we have compiled a comparative table showing the number of 
chapter letters published by each of the fraternity joumius durins the fall 
term of 1883-4. .... This exhibit is very gratLfying to us, and we feel 
proud of our chapter reporters. It will be seen that during the four months 
the Scroll published considerably over twice as many letters as any two 
•iher journals; also that during that time every chapter in Phi Delta 


Theta was heard from, which was not the case in anj other fratemitj. 
This result was brought about not by any special exertion on oar put 
Other journals, it seems, find it very difficult to get communications. The 
—^ has made sevexul reauests of its chapters, naming some in par- 
ticular, from which it desirect letters, and has expressed disappointment 
at not receiving responses. The has been calling loudi^jr for con- 
tributions, and complaining that the editor has to do all Uie writing. Hiis 
sounds very strange to the editor of the Scboll, who has a portfo&o over^ 
flowing with contributions he cannot publish, and who has to cut down 
every chapter letter to the shortest limit in oraer to publish the nst of all 
he receives. Our chapter letters are of great value to the body of Uie 
Fraternity in furnishing accurate and frequent reports of the conoition of 

every chapter This comparative showing, we think, is condnsive 

in proving the statement we have before ventured to make : that in intelli- 
gence of its actual condition, and in activity and enthusiasm of its chap- 
ters. Phi Delta Theta stands above all of its rivals. 

The commenta of the other journals on this showing would 
have been entertaining, but they did not comment. Perhaps, as 
they could not gainsay the accuracy of the statistics, thej deemed 
it policy not to notice them. 

Among the contributions published in this volume the most 
excellent were two by the brothers, J. M. Goodwin and C. L. 
Goodwin. In the January-February number the former had an 
article on ''Fraternity Combinations," which attracted general 
attention. In the March-April number the latter had an article 
called "An Unanswered Question," describing the reveries of an 
alumnus over his experiences in the Fraternity. It was more 
widely copied in the fraternity press than any article that has ever 
appeared. A wood-cut of Senator Blackburn was given in the 
number for March- April. Lists of fraternity chapters, fraternity 
conventions, and fraternity journals were furnished again, as in 
the last volume. These articles, while calculated to increase 
fraternity intelligence — a very desirable end — ^took up too much 
space to warrant their publication every month. They appeared 
in the March- April number for the last time. On account of 
financial reasons two double numbers had to be issued, and only 
six numbers in all were published during the year. In the 
January-February number a table of contents was given for the 
first time since Volume II., which feature has continued through 
later volumes. At the end of the volume a list of titles and 
subjects was published for the first time since the Scroll was 

Volume IX., 1884-5. 

At the suggestion of W. B. Palmer, the place of publication of 
the Scroll was changed to New York. Desiring to be relieved 
of the duties of editor, he corresponded with members in several 
cities, but New York seemed to be the most suitable place. The 
General Council approved of the arrangement by which he 
should remain nominally editor until the convention. J. M. 


Mayer and J. B. Shaw were selected as assistants, the principal 
duties falling upon the former. Robert Morrison wrote: "If 
our Order is ready for it, I think New York is the best place on 
the continent for the publication of our literature."* 

The form was left unchanged. The printing of the cover was 
much improved, brighter and smoother paper being used, together 
with more suitable ink. The publication was from the house of 
Vanden, Houten <fe Co., 47 and 49 Liberty street, New York. 
Since then no typographical change has been made. At the 
convention in October the following article on the Scroll was, 
on motion of W. B. Palmer, adopted to supersede the article on 
Scroll in the constitution adopted by the convention of 1880. 

Article VII. 

Section 1. A journal to be called the Scroll, and devoted entirely to 
articles and news concerning the Fraternity, shall be published monthly 
during nine collegiate months of the year. 

Sec. 2. The National Convention shall elect biennially a managing 
editor and a business manager of the Scroll, who shall choose the 
remainder of the staff, consisting of not more than two associate editors 
and two assistant business managers. 

Sec. 3. The price of the Scroll shall be one dollar a year, but it 
shall be furnished to correspondent members ten years for five dollars. At 
the end of each collegiate year the amount received from those who have 
paid five dollars for ten years shall be invested by the business manager 
as the General Council shall approve, and only the interest and one-tenth 
part of the principal shall be expended each year. 

Sec. 4. All money collected from subscriptions for the Scroll shall be 
expended in payment of the expenses connected with its publication ; but 
the managing editor and business manager shall have tlie equal benefit of 
all advertisements. 

On motion of W. B. Palmer, the following sections were 
adopted, to supersede the correspondingly numbered sections of 
the article on dues in the 1880 constitution : 


respondence, previous to the convention of 1882, that upon 
payment of five dollars an alumnus be furnished the Scboll 
for ten years or for life. At the 1882 convention H. C. C^uney 
introduced a resolution requiring each member, upon leaving 
college, to pay five dollars, which would entitle him to the Scboll 
for iSe. The matter was deferred until 1884, and Section 3 of 
Article VII. shows how it was acted upon. The provision that 
only one-tenth of the principal should be used yearly was sug- 
gested by W. B. Palmer. 

4. Persons initiated after the opening of the college year 
should each pay one dollar, all of which should go to the bCBOLL, 
and not part into the general fund. 

5. All money collected for the Scroll was ordered to be for- 
warded to the business manager direct, instead of being sent to 
the treasurer of the Greneral Council, and by him to the business 
manager. This plan, suggested by W. R. Manier, busineas 
manager of Volume VIII., avoids much inconvenience in keeping 
accounts with chapters. 

J. M. Mayer was elected editor and E. H. L. Randolph busi- 
ness manager. In the January number a new policy was thus 
announced : 

Most fraternity editors find one of the most difficult portions of their 
work to consist in the collecting of chapter letters. The Scroll, it is 
hardly necessary to mention, is noted for the fullness of this department. 
But the editors long for words with which to express their thanks and 
admiration for the active cooperation thej have found in the various report- 
ers. The diligence and entnusiasm with which reporters have fnlnUed 
their duties have always been most encouraging evidences of their own abili- 
ties as well as of the prosperity of their respective chapters. Therefore we 
present the majority of tne chapter reports in this number digested and 
condensed, only for the purpose of saving space for departments heretofore 
somewhat neglected through the fullness of our chapter correspondence. 

But this radical change was not popular, as indicated by the 
following paragraph in the February number : 

The editors have, since No. 4, received a number of protests against the 
summarizing of the chapter letters in that number. If the writers of these 
protests had carefully read the short note preceding ''Chapter Corre- 
spondence,'* they would have discovered the reason for the summary, and 
they would agree with us that it was wholly justifiable. The summarizing 
has, however, called forth approval from some chapters and disapprove 
from others, and incited discussion on the subject of chapter letters as 
now written. 

In the April number the editor comes out in a card, from 
which the following is taken : 

The question of chapter correspondence has perhaps agitated Phi 
Delta Tneta more in the last few months than ever before ; and the 
departure of the editors in certain directions has called forth much dis- 
cussion and, in some quarters, much dissatisfaction. The condensation of 
the chapter letters, however, was not undertaken without reason, nor 

without careful deliberation The Scroll is the largest monthly 

journal published by a fraternity ; and yet if all chapter letters are pub- 


lished in full eveiy month, the space remaining for articles of interest, 
outBide of chapter correspondence, is comparatively small What- 
ever the opinions of individual members may be, the views of the Fraternity 
on this question are dear. The summarizing of chapter reports on one 
occasion by the editors was received by the nuyority of chapters in a 
manner that clearly demonstrated that they were not in favor of changing 
the system of chapter correspondence. Personally speaking, the correct 
theory of a chapter correspondence seems to be alternate sports and sum- 
maries,' and a recapitulation of the year's work in the June letter. But as 
the province of the editor is to reflect the policy of his Fraternity as he 
understands it, and as the stand of the Fraternity in general r^arding 
chapter correspondence is now clearly ascertained, 1 write over my signa- 
ture to assure the chapters that the editors consider it their dutjr to give 
chapter letters that prominence and attention in the future which they 
have received in the past.' 

A great deal of valuable matter was published in this volume. 
Among the most meritorious articles are : " The Ides of Novem- 
ber," by Emmett Tompkins, in the October number ; " The Art 
of Spiking," by J. M. Goodwin, in the April number; "That 
Chapter" and "The Absent Member," both unsigned, but written 
by the editor — the former appearing in January and the latter 
in April. In March a wood-cut of Postmaster-general Vilas was 
printed. The volume contains 426 pages, besides a thirty-two- 
page supplement and an eight-pa^ list of titles and subjects. 
One peculiarity is the brevity of editorial articles. Few of them 
exceed tlfe length of paragraphs. 

Volume X., 1885-6. 

As the management, form, and policy of the Scroll remained 
unchanged, there is but little to record about Volume X. Though 
not complete in all its departments, it maintained a uniform 
excellence. Several of the contributions are exceedingly valua- 
ble. In October appeared the resurrected minutes of " The First 
Convention" (1851), annotated by W. B. Palmer. The Novem- 
ber, December, and January numbers contained articles by 
Robert Morrison on "The Crisis of 1851." This true account of 
a serious trouble that arose in Ohio Alpha in its early years is 
worth much to the Fraternity. Two very notable articles from 
the pen of J. E. Brown were published. One, "Colleges and 
Fraternities in Ohio," appeared in November; the other, "The 
Miami Triad in Extension," in February. These articles evinced 
thorough information and keen comparison, and though Phi 
Delta riieta was naturally made conspicuous, they were so free 
from prejudice and bias that they attracted much favorable out- 
side comment. 

A list of titles and subjects accompanies the last number of 
the volume. Of this numl)er twelve hundred copies are printed, 
which is now about the average circulation of the Scroll. By 
special arrangement, this number is prepared by W. B. Palmer, 
and is printed at the Southern Methodist Publishing House, 
Nashville, Tenn. 



A few suggestions, perhaps, are in order, bj way of conclusion. 
It has always been regretted that the Scroll has not had a 
larger circuUtion among alumni. Some improvement must be 
made, as it is vitally important that the active interest of 
members be retained after graduation ; and there is hardly any 
way of accomplishing this without making them readers of the 
Scroll. But experience has shown that, if left alone, no great 
proportion of them will subscribe. The only practicable way of 
^tting them to subscribe is to require them, before leaving col- 
lege, to pay five dollars for ten vears. Perhaps such a rule 
could not be enforced in all cases, but a great many would pay 
&om a sense of duty, if for no other reason; and thus would fale 
built up a lar?e alunmi list, the benefits of which would be seen 
in innumerable ways. 

While New York is not the only suitable place of publication, 
it is, perhaps, for several reasons, the best place. At any rate, it 
is necessary that the publishing be done in a large city, in order 
that ^ood printing facilities may be obtained ; and certainly it is 
greauy to be desired that the place of publication hereafter be 
more permanent than it has been heretofore. The Scroll should 
have a home, and should not be moved about. 

Upon the present plan of the convention electing an editor and 
a business manager biennially, the following is offered as an 
improvement : Tne convention to elect a board of publication 
of five alumni, all residents of New York (assuming that that 
city will remain the place of publication), to whose care the 
management of the Scroll is committed. The editor and busi- 
ness manager to be elected by the board, but nothing to prevent 
a member of the board fi'om filling either of those positions. 
The board to have power to fill vacancies in the staff and to 
remove for incompetency or n^lect. All acts of the board to 
be valid unless vetoed by the (^neral Council. 

The advantages of this arrangement are that such a board 
could make better selections, because of better acquaintance, 
than can the convention. Unless the delegates from the citg^ 
where the Scroll is published are chosen for editor and busi- 
ness manager (and they may be wholly unsuitable, or may 
decline to serve), the convention is compelled to select members 
for those positions whom most of the del^ates have never even 
seen. But it is easy to learn who are the five most zealous Phis 
in any city, and m their hands the Scroll might be safely 
intrusted. They would select a staff known to each of them per- 
sonally. If they should make a mistake in their choice, and get 
an incompetent editor or business manager, or one who would 
wear out aft;er the first year, they could make it known to him 
that his resignation would be acceptable. Then a successor could 
be chosen, and the interests of the Scroll would not be allowed 
to suffer. These suggestions are left to the convention. 



As the Scroll has been somewhat intermittent, collectors of 
volumes for binding may be in doubt as to what numbers are 
necessary to make their lista complete. Following is a list of 
every number that has been publbhed, and it can be relied upon 
as correct. In a few cases the titles of articles have been 
slightly changed to make them more intelligible, and in some 
instances the order of articles has been changed to make the 
arrangement of the several departments appear right. As there 
has been much mutation in the names of chapters, the names of 
the colleges are used instead, under chapter correspondence. 

Proepectus, October, 1874.— Pages 1-4. 

Volume I., 1875. 

Number 1, Janaarj. — Literary Department: Salutatory; Ideals and 
Their Attainment; Now and Then (poem); Ad Terrse Angelam (poem); 
Spain and Her Rebellious Island; Michael Angelo; Paris. A Letter. 
Editorial Notes. Strictly Sub Rosa. Alumni Department: Editorial; 
Personals. Fraternity Department: Somewhat Introductory. Chapter 
Reports : Wooster ; O. W. U. ; Indiana ; N. W. Christian ; Franklin ; 
Centre; Knox; Mich. Agl.; Iowa Wes.; Lafayette; Roanoke; Randolph 
Macon; Oglethorpe; Emory; Cornell. Resignation of the Grand Banker. 
Business Notices. — Pages 1-48. 

Number 2, April. — Literary Department: Our Literature; Der Eich- 
wald (poem); Before the Public; A Summer Tour in Her Majesty's 
American Dominions ; Paris. From a Correspondent Member. Biennial 
Conventions. The Phi Delta Theta (poem). Duty to Phi Delta Theta. 
Phi Delta Theta at the Indiana Oratorical Contest. Editorial. Other 
Fraternities. Alumni Department: Letter from Missouri; Letter from 
Colorado; Letter from Michigan ; Our Cincinnati Phis; Personals. Obitu- 
aries : L. L. Barbour ; O. C. Smith. Fraternity Department: To the 
Delinquents; Editorial Notes. Convention Rules. Committee Report. 
Chapter Reports: Wooster; Centre; Lafayette; Buchtel; Mich. Agl.; 
Hanover; N.W. Christian; Cornell. The Convention. To Subscribers. — 
Pages 49-100. 

Number 3, July. — Convention Poem. Convention Oration. Convention 
Minutes. Convention Literary Exercises. Fraternity Department: Gaude- 
amus. From the Grand Banker. News from the Chapters. In Memoriam: 
Emmett Fuller.— Pages 101-162. 

Supplement. — Private Work. — Pages 1-6. 

Number 4, November. — Literary Department: Life (poem); Provoking 
(poem) ; Morituri Salutamus. Fraternity Music. We Are a Set of JoUy 
Scamps (song). Alumni Department: In Memoriam (poem); A Change 
of Base; Hymeneal; Personal. Biographical Sketches : H. H. Boudinot; 
Gen. J. F. Philips; Dr. J. Stewart; Col. C. P. Jacobs. Fraternity De- 

Sirtment: The Scroll Unrolled; Catalogue; Notes. Chapter Reports: 
hio; Vanderbilt; Franklin; Wabash; De Pauw; O. W. U.: Centre; 
Georgetown; Mich. Agl.; Knox; Wooster; Penn. C.; N. W. Christian; 
Cornell; Roanoke; Buchtel; California; Indiana; Lafayette. Ad Astra: 
J. E. Taylor; William Howard.— Pages 16a-191. 



Volume IL, 1876. 

Nfcober 1, March.— Solivagus (poem). Other Fraternities. Biograph- 
ical Sketches: Hon. J. W, Foster; Rev. D. B. Floyd. Obituaries: R. 0. 
Strong; M. J. Morgan. Personal. Editorial: Centennial ward ; The 
Right Hand; "O, Reform It Altogether;" Editorial Free Lunch. Com- 
munications: "Songs of the Phi Delta Theta." Fraternity Jeweler; A 
Grand Phi Victory ; Our Centennial Reunion ; Philadelphia or Wooster? 
From the Grand Banker. Chapter Reports : Richmond; O. W.U. ; Ohio: 
Buchtel; Richmond; Butler; Missouri; Lafayette; Wooster; Franklin; 
Knox ; Emory ; Mich. Agl. ; Indiana ; Penn. C. ; Georgetown ; Cornell ; 
Vanderbilt; Iowa Wes.; California. — ^Pages 1-32. 

Number 2, June.— Infelicissime (poem). The Quiet House. A Phi 
GirPs Letter. Blind Bartimeus (poem). Biographical Sketches: Gen. T. 
Read: Pres. W. T. Stott; J. E, Johnston. Personals. Editorial: The 
Cornell Chapter; About Ourselves; Vacation; Notes. Publications Re- 
ceived. The Convention. Chapter Reports : Hanover ; Iowa Wes.; 
Ohio ; Lafayette ; Centre ; Wooster ; Mich. Agl. ; Mercer ; G^rgetown ; 
Indiana ; Missouri ; California ; O. W. U. ; Emory.— Pa«es 33-64. 

Number 3, September. — Convention Poem. Convention Oration. Lit- 
erary Exercises and Banquet Parting Centennial Song. Editorial: 
About the Convention ; Editorial Free Lunch. Chapter Reports: Indiana; 
Mich. Agl. ; Lehigh.— Pages 65-84. 

Supplement.— Proceedings of the Convention.— Pages 1-16. 

Volume III., 1878-9. 

Number 1, September. — Convention Oration. Convention Poem. Con- 
vention History. Editorial : The Third Volume ; Secret Societies ; Notes. 
Chapter Correspondence: Alabama U.: Richmond ; Vanderbilt; Missouri; 
Lafayette; Indiana; 111. Wes.; N. W. Christian; Trinity U. ; Virginia; 
Mississippi ; Trinity C. ; Franklin. Resolutions. Personals. Other 
Fraternities. Directory. — Pages 1-8. 

Number 2, October. — President's Convention Address. An Expose 
From the President. Other Fraternities. Personals. The Southern 
Situation. £}ditorial : What Chapter Reports Should Contain ; What of 
the Scroll? Notes. History of Ohio University Chapter. Chapter 
Correspondence: Indiana; Wabash; N. W. Christian; Franklin; Penn. 
C; W. & J. ; Ohio; Wooster; Buchtel; Emory; Mich. Agl. ; Vanderbilt; 
Alabama U. ; Trinity C. ; Trinity U. ; Lafayette. Notes from Unreported 
Chapters. Obituary : C. M. Gallion. Extension Items. Personals. Di- 
rectory. — Pages 1-8. 

Number 3, November. — Ad Didonem Pius ^Eneas (poem). Emory 
College and Oxford Apostrophized (poem). What Are We Working For, 
and How Are We Accomplishing Our Object? Gen. T. J. Morgan. A 
Card. Personal. Other Fraternities. Our Catalogue. Editorial: A 
Very Obedient Lodge ; University of Georgia Chapter; Our Growth and 
Strength. Historv of Franklin Colleg^e Chapter. Chapter Correspond- 
ence: Michigan U.; Penn. C. ; Vanderbilt; Georgia j Mien. Agl. ; Buchtel; 
Mississippi ; V. M. I.; Trinity C. ; Lafayette ; Trinity U. ; W. k J.; Ran- 
dolph Macon; Vanderbilt; Franklin; Richmond Al. Princeton Thea 
Sem. Notes. Personals. Directory. — Pages 1-8. 

Number 4, December. — All Shall Be Well (poem). Opposition to Greek 
Fraternities. Hoosier Phi Orators. Our Biidges. A Pni of Noble An- 
cestrv. Other Fraternities. Notes and Queries. Personals. Editorial: 
Read this; A Word Here; Late Issue: Ourselves; The Scroll Act. Chap- 
ter Correspondence: Indiana; Wabasn ; Butler; Franklin; Ohio; Woos- 
ter ; Buchtel ; Vanderbilt ; Virginia ; Trinity C. ; Emory ; Trinity U. ; Penn. 
C; Ala. Pol. Directory.— Pages 1-8. 


Number 5, January.— Silence (poem). After "Hiawatha" (poem). Se- 
crecy in Relation to Societies. From Tennessee. College Fratemities. 
Other Fratemities. Notes and Queries. Personals. Editorial: Our Lat- 
est Bom; A Lively Corpse; Private Correspondence. Chapter Corre- 
spondence: Lafajrette; Wooster; Buchtel; Richmond; Vanderbilt; Frank- 
lin ; Ohio; Virginia; Trinity C.; Emory; Roanoke; W. <& J. ; Missis- 
sippi. Directory. — Pages 1-8. 

Number 6, February. — My Mother (poem). Conscientious Samples 
Against Fraternities. Relation of Fraternity to Country. Other Fraterni- 
ties. Personals. Notes. Editorial : Fraternity Extension ; Alumni Chap- 
ters. OfficialJeweler. Chapter Correspondence: Lafayette; Ohio; Trinity 
U. ; Trinity C. ; Buchtel ; Hanover ; Franklin ; Wofford ; Ala. Pol. ; W. h. 
J.; Georgia; Butler; Georgia; V. M. L; Wabash; Penn. C. Directory. 
—Pages 1-8. 

Number 7, March. — Between Two (poem). Professor, Nothing More 
(poem). Friction. Our Catalogue. Other Fraternities. Personafi. Ed- 
itorial: The Executive Committee ; Accessions; Notes. College and Edu- 
cational. Chapter Correspondence : Wooster; Penn. C. ; Ala. Pol. ; Buch- 
tel ; Wabash ; Franklin ; Richmond ; Indiana ; Emory ; Trinity C. ; Woos- 
ter; Virginia; Mississippi; Vanderbilt. Directory. — Pages 1-8. 

Number 8. April.— Tne Death of Queen Elizabeth Tpoem). Anniversary 
Poem of Pennsylvania College Chapter. Correspondence Between Chap- 
ters. The Chaplain. Abgut a Phi. Fraternity Extension. Our Cata- 
logue. Collie and fklucational. Other Fratemities. Personals. Ed- 
itorial: Our Finances; Extension; Notes. From the Grand Banker. 
Chapter Correspondence: Ohio; Virginia; Franklin; Wofford; Mercer; 
Mien. Agl. ; Richmond ; Centre ; Butler (poem); W. <& J. ; Trinity U. Di- 
rectory. — Pages 1-8. 

Number 9, May. — On Leaving School (poem). Choice of Members. The 
Permanent Funa. Mass Meeting of Phis of Indiana. Abstract from the 
Minutes of the 1856 Convention. Other Fraternities. Notes. Person- 
als. Editorial: ''Until We Meet Again;'' The Next Convention; State 
Organizations. From the Grand Banker. Chapter Correspondence: Wa- 
bash ; Mich. Agl. ; Penn. C. ; Wooster ; Wofford ; Lafayette ; Butler ; Ala. 
Pol. ; Buchtel ; Franklin ; Trinity C. ; Mississippi ; Richmond ; Vander- 
bilt; Indiana. Directory. — Pages 1-8. 

Volume IV., 1879-80. 

Number 1, October. — A College Widow (poem). Men Not Numbers. 
Our Literary Taste. Fraternity Extension. In Memoriam : J. R. Wood- 
ward. Other Fratemities. Personals. Notes. Editorial: To All, Greet- 
ing; Facts and Figures; Extension. Chapter Correspondence: Franklin 
Al. ; Mercer ; Centre ; Penn. C. ; Mich. Agl. ; Richmond ; Bucht-el ; Woos- 
ter; Vanderbilt; Indiana; Wabash; Butler; Franklin; Hanover; W. & 
J. Directory.— Pages 1-8. 

Number 2, November. — A Trio (poem). Convention of 1860. Frater- 
nitv Songs. Reestablishment of Dead Chapters. The Greek Fraternity in 
College. Personals. Editorial : Our Prospects and Wants ; Notes. From 
the Grand Banker. Chapter Correspondence: Centre: Wabash; Ala. Pol.; 
Wofford; Allegheny; Vermont; Wooster; Penn. C; Emory; Roanoke; 
Franklin; Richmond; Georgia; Buchtel. Directory. — Pages 1-8. 

Number 3, December. — United in the Bond (song). Some Qualifica- 
tions to be Considered in Selecting a Phi. A New Ositalogue. Our Old 
Catalogue. In Memoriam : J. T. Parr ; I. L. Lanier. Other Fraternities. 
Personals. Editorial: That CatalcMpiej ''American College Fraternities;'' 
Notes. Chapter Correspondence: Indiana; Wooster; Centre; Penn. 0.; 
O. W. U.; Wofford; Ri^anoke; Virginia; Randolph Maoon; V. M. L; 


Bachtel; Trinity 0.; Butler; Hanover; Mich. Agl.; MissiBsippi. Di- 
rectory. — Pages 1-8. 

Number 4, January. — I Enjoy This Scene with Thee Alone (poem). 
"Our Japs.'' A New Catalogue. Convention of 1864. Other Fraterni- 
ties. Personals. Editorial: Louisville Alumni and Illinois Zeta; An 
Alumni Number. Phi Scraps. Chapter Correspondence: Richmond AL; 
Lombard; Franklin; Wabash; Trinity U.; Penn. C; Allegheny; Em- 
ory; Wofford; Bichmond; Vermont; Trinity U.; Butler. Directory.— 
Pages 1-8. 

Number 5, February. — Sabbath Mom (poem). Col. J. F. Philips. Alumni 
Chapters. Catalogues of the Fraternity. Other Fraternities. Personals. 
Editorial: Notes; Grand Banker; One! Two!! Three!!!; Convention Mat- 
ters. Chapter Correspondence: Franklin Al.; Louisville Al.; Ldifayette; 
Hanover; Allegheny; Ohio; Franklin; W. & J. ; Centre; Virginia; In- 
diana; Mercer; Butler; WoflTord; Ala. Pol. Directory — ^Pages 1-8. 

Number 6, March. — That Naughty Greek Girl (poem). The Badge and 
Book, a Fable. Our Dead and Living. The South and the West. Other 
Fraternities. Personals. Editorial: Monmouth College Chapter; Phi 
Scraps. Chapter Correspondence: Wisconsin: Missouri; Emory; Butler; 
Mich. Agl.; Mercer; Penn. C; Ala. Pol.; Trinity U.; Vermont; Centre; 
O. W. U. ; V. M. I. ; Richmond ; Buchtel. Directory.— Pages 1-8. 

Number 7, April. — Du hist wie eine Blume (poem). Convention of 1868. 
Card from the Catalogue Editors. From the Grand Banker. Other Fra- 
ternities. Personals. Editorial: Notes; A Few Suggestions; By the 
Way. Notice. Chapter Correspondence: Lafayette; Virginia; Penn. C; 
Emory; Missouri; Mich. Agl. ;Yanderbilt; Dickinson ; Centre ; Buchtel; 
Franklin ; Vanderbilt ; Indiana. Directory. — ^Pages 1-8, 

Number 8, May.— Blue Ejres (poem). A Phi Among the Aztecs. That 
Permanent Fund. Our National Convention. " Mr. President" Coming 
Convention. Second Annual Convention of Indiana Chapters. In Me- 
moriam: J. N. Chapman; J. W. Dodds. Other Fraternities. Editorial: 
Notes ; The White and the Blue ; June Number. Chapter Correspond- 
ence : Indiana ; Wisconsin ; Bichmond ; V. M. I. ; Penn. C. ; Allegheny ; 
WoflTord; Butler; Vermont; O. W. U.; Ohio; Wooster; Buchtel; Wa- 
bash ; Trinity U. Directory. — Pages 1-8. 

Number 9. June. — The Scroll (poem). Anniversary Poem of Penn- 
sylvania Col We Chapter. Breadth and Strength. "Sub Eosa." Recon- 
struction and Extension. A Catalogue Plan. Fluctus (poem). Phi Delta 
Theta Needs. Permanent Fund. Other Fraternities. Personals. No- 
tice from the Grand Banker. Editorial : Work for Vacation ; Indianapo- 
lis, October, 1880; Over Our Shoulder; Notes. Good-by (poem). Chap- 
ter Correspondence: Butler ; Penn. C. ; Lombard ; Mercer ; Hanover ; Mis- 
souri; Indiana; Butler; Northwestern; Trinity U.; O. W. U.; Emory; 
Franklin ; Wooster ; Buchtel ; Vanderbilt ; Missouri ; W. & J. ; Dickin- 
son ; Ala. Pol. Directory. — Pages 1-12. 

Volume V., 1880-1. 

Number 1, October. — A Poetic Triad. Chapter Correspondence. Our 
Dead Chapters. In Memoriam: W. V. Olvphant. Other Fraternities. 
Editorial: Notes; The Spirit of Change; The New Year, Its Prospects 
and Possibilities; About Taxes. Chapter Correspondence: Lafayette; Dick- 
inson; Ind. Asbury; Butler; Wisconsin; Mich. Agl.; Vermont; Rich- 
mond ; Wooster. Our Mother Chapter. — Pages 1-8. 

Convention Supplement. — A Convention Leaflet (poem). An Annual 
Convention. The Scboll. Permanent Fund. Catalogue and Song-book. 
Phi Straws. From the Secretary of the Executive Committee. The Greek 
World. Editorial : This Supplement; Shall We Be Incorporated? Chap- 


ter Correspondence: Indianapolis AL; Baltimore Al.; Montgomery Al. ; 
Ala, Pol.; Virginia; Franklin; Penn. C; Ohio; Indiana. Directory. 
— Pages 1-4. 

Nqmber 2, November. — Minutes of the Convention. Statistics of Dele- 
gates. Literary Exercises. The Banquet. Editorial: Notes; The Con- 
vention; After Indianapolis, What? All About the Convention. Per- 
sonals. Other Fraternities. — Pages 1-32. 

Number 3, December. — Convention Poem. A Brotherly Chat Card 
from the Secretary of the Greneral Council. Editorial: Notes; "A Brotherly 
Chat" Chapter Correspondence: Vermont; Lafayette; Penn. C; Ohio; 
Buchtel; Indiana; Watmsh; Butler; Franklin; Hanover; Ind. Asbury; 
Lombard; 111. Wes.; Richmond; Vanderbilt; WoflTord; Georgia; Mercer; 
Ala. Pol.; Mississippi; Trinity U.; Montgomery Al. Personals. Other 
Fraternities. — Pages 36-56. 

Number 4, January. — Convention History. An Evil Illustrated. 
"Breadth and Strength." Something About Chi Phi. Two Phis: 
Gen. Benj. Harrison; Rev. Dr. J. M. Worrall. In Memoriam: A. C. 
P^eues; fe. S. Harwell. Editorial: A Word to Reporters; Constitution 
and Ritual ; Sanctum Scraps. From Epsilon Province President Chap- 
ter Correspondence: Vermont; Penn. C.; Allegheny; Baltimore Al. ; O. 
W. TJ. ; Ind. Asbury; Missouri; Mich. Agl.; V. M. I.; Emory; Missis- 
sippi ; Trinity U. Effects of New Year on Some Harvard Phis. Person- 
als. Other Fraternities. — Pages 67-80. 

Number 5, February. — A Few Phi Letters. A Bird's-eye View. OflS- 
cial Communications: From the Secretary of the General Council; From 
the Treasurer of the General Council; From Gamma Province President. 
Editorial Notes: Sanctum Shavings. Chapter Correspondence: Ohio; 
Buchtel ; Lombard; Wisconsin; Chicago Al.; Virginia; Richmond ; Centre; 
Vanderbilt; Georgia; Ala. Pol.; Mississippi; Montgomery Al. Personals. 
Among the Greelw. — Pages 81-104. 

Number 6, March. — Phis in Congress. Too Progressive. Hit the 
Mark ! Here 's a Health to Them That 's Awa' (poem). Chicago Directory 
of Phi Delta Theta. "Sunland." Official Communications: From the 
Historian of the General Council ; From Beta Province President. Ed- 
itorial: Finances Once More; Editorial Chip. Reporter's Chat. Chap- 
ter Correspondence: Vermont; Lafayette; W. & J.; Allegheny; Dickin- 
son; O. W. U.; Indiana; Wabash; Franklin; Butler; Ind. Asbury; Lom- 
bard* Westminster; Missouri; Wisconsin; Mich. A^l. j Chicago Al.; Rich- 
mond ; Centre ; Vanderbilt ; Emory ; Mercer ; Mississippi ; Trinity U. 
Personals. Among the Greeks. — Pages 105-128. 

Number 7, April.— Alston Ellis, Ph.D. Phi Delta Theta, and Her 
Moral Principle. A Voire from Carolina. Incorporated. From Alpha 
Province President. Our Finances. Editorial: A Cautionary Signal ; By 
the Way; Not Such as We Wish. A Brotherly Invitation. Chapter Cor- 
respondence: Vermont; Lafayette; Penn. C; W. & J.; Allegheny; Bal- 
timore Al.; Buchtel; Wabash; Franklin; Ind. Asbury; Indianapolis Al.; 
Chicago Al.; Lombard; 111. Wes.; Knox; Westminster; Mich. Agl.; Rich- 
mond ; V. M. I.; Vanderbilt; Centre; Georgia; Emory; Mercer; Ala. Pol. ; 
Mississippi ; Trinity U. Personals. Among the Greeks. — Pages 12^152. 

Number 8, May.— Chapter Work. Phi Delta Theta Life. Banta Tes- 
timonial. In Memoriam: N. J. Durfee; H. E. Owen : R. G. Battey. A 
Word on Phi Literature. Official Communications: From Alpha Prov- 
ince President; From Gamma Province President; From Delta Province 
President; From Epsilon Province President. Hymeneal. Editorial: 
Notes; All Sorts. Delinquent Chapters. The Plan Impracticable. Chap- 
ter Correspondence: Ohio; Wooster; Buchtel; Indiana; Hanover; But- 
ler; Knox; 111. Wes.; Missouri; Westminster; Wisconsin; Mich. Agl.; 


Virginia; Wofford; Emory; Mercer; Ala. Pol.; Miasisaippi ; Trinity U. 
Among the Phis. Among the Greeks. — Pages 153-176. Y^j mistake the 
cover reads " Volume VI.," instead of Volume V., and the first page is 
dated April, 1881, instead of May, 1881. 

Number 9, June. — Anniversary Poem of Pennsylvania College Chanter. 
Phi Patriotism. Gayly, Phi Troubadours (poem). Duty of Alumni Phis. 
From the Old Dominion. Articles of Incorporation. Minutes of the Meet- 
ing of the Incorporators of the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity. Illinois State 
Convention. From Oamma Province President. A Characteristic Let- 
ter. Editorial: The Year's Work; Brothers of *81 ; Expelled; Here and 
There. Chapter Correspondence: Vermont; Penn. C; W. & J.; Alle- 
gheny ; Dickinson ; O. W. U. ; Ohio ; Franklin ; Hanover ; Monmouth ; 
Lombard; 111. Wes. ; Missouri; Wisconsin; Mich. AgL; Virginia; Rich- 
mond; Vanderbilt; WoflTord; Georgia; Emory; Mercer; Ala. Pol.; Mis- 
sissippi ; Trinitv U. Among the Phis. Among the Greeks. — Pages 177- 
200. By mistake the cover reads " Volume VI." instead of Volume V. 

Volume VI., 1881-2. 

Number 1, October. — Emory College (poem). Memorabilia, I. Cata- 
logue. Official Communications: From Beta Province President; From 
Gamma Province President; From Delta Province President; From £n- 
silon Province President; From the Treasurer of the General Council; 
From the Secretary of the General Council. Phi Phun. Editorial Notes. 
Chapter Correspondence: Vermont; Lafayette; Penn. C; W. & J.; O. 
W. U. ; Franklin; Buchtel; Indiana; Butler; Hanover; Ind. Asbury; 
Galesburg Al. ; Missouri; Westminster; Wisconsin j V. M. I.; Richmond; 
Vanderbut; Ala. Pol. ; Trinity U. Among the Phis. Among the Greeks. 
—Pages 1-24. 

Number 2, November. — Ode to Phi Delta Theta. The Mission of Phi 
Delta Theta. Memorabilia, II. From the Catalogue Editors. In Me- 
moriam: Rev. S. Robinson, D.D., LL.D.; J. C. Orchard, A.M. Epsilon 
Province Convention. Our Minnesota Chapter. Editorial : Notes ; The 
Outlook ; Not Now a Phi ; Here and There. A New Song Book. From 
Illinois State President. Chapter Correspondence: Vermont; Lafayette; 
Penn. C. ; Allegheny; Dickinson; Baltimore Al. ; Indianapolis Al. ; O. 
W. U.; Wooster; Butler; Ind. Asbury; 111. Wes.; Mich. Agl. ; Missouri ; 
Westminster; Minnesota; Virginia; Centre; Vanderbilt; Nashville Al.; 
Wofford; Georgia; Mississippi; Trinity U. Among the Phis. Among the 
Greeks. - Pages 25-48. 

Number 3, December. — Epsilon Province Convention Poem. Minutes 
of Epsilon Province Convention. Phi Delta Theta Opening Song. The 
Old Ohio Beta. Professor Swing's Fraternity Status. Graceful Uopupli- 
ment to a Phi. Congressman Blackburn's Adventure. From Alpha Prov- 
ince President. Editorial: Notes; The Demand of the Outlook. Chapter 
Correspondence: Lafayette; W. <fe J.; Allegheny; Indianapolis Al.; In- 
diana; Franklin; O. W. U.; Lombard; Missouri; Westminster; Iowa 
Wes.; Wisconsin; V. M. I.; Centre; Nashville AL; Wofford ; Emory ; Ala. 
Pol.; Mississippi. Among the Phis. Among the Greeks. — Pages 49-72. 

Number 4, January. — A Leaf from the New Phi Son^-book. Centre 
College Chapter. Scraps from a Private Letter. ''Captain Jack's" Re- 
ply. From Gamma Province President. Phis in Families. Cantus Fra- 
ternitatis (poem). A Novel Something. Editorial: Notes; Faculty Oppo- 
sition; Here and There. Chapter Correspondence: Vermont; Penn. C; 
Allegheny; Dickinson; Cincinnati Al. ; Ohio; Buchtel; Hanover; In- 
dianapolis Al. ; 111. Wes.; Iowa Wes.; Westminster; Minnesota; Wiscon- 
sin; Virginia; Richmond; Vanderbilt; Richmond AL; Georgia; Ala. 


?ol.; Montgomery Al. Among the Phis. Among the Greeks. — Pages 

Number 5, February. — Anniversary Poem of Illinois Weeleyan Chapter. 
Siemorabilia, III. Reminiscences of an Old Indiana Alpha Boy, I. Exten- 
iion. Extracts from Letter Number Two. On the ^uig Notes from the 
Secretary of the General Council. In Memoriam : W. K. Savage: A. C. 
Kirkpatrick; W. P. Taylor; F. B. Thomas. Editorial Notes. Chapter 
Zk>rrespondence: Lafayette; Penn. C. : W. & J. ; Allegheny; O. W. U.; 
W^ooster; Buchtel; Indianapolis Al.; Indiana; Franklin; Ind. Asbury; 
Vfonmouth; 111. Wes.; Westminster; Wisconsin; Minnesota; Centre; Wof- 
*ord; Emory; Mercer; Ala. Pol.; Mississippi. Among the Phis. Among 
Jie Greeks.— Pages 97-120. 

Number 6^ March. — Reminiscences of an Old Indiana Alpha Boy, II. 
Phi Dreams (poem). Collie Songs. Memorabilia, IV. Official Commu- 
lications: From Gamma Province President; From Beta Province Presi- 
ient. Our Exchange Sanctum. The True Fraternity Idea. Editorial: 
S^otes; Chapter Debts; Here and There. Chapter Correspondence: Ver- 
nont ; W. & J. ; O. W. U. ; Indiana ; Wabash ; Butler ; 111. Wes. ; Westmin- 
iter; Mich. Agl.; Iowa; Minnesota; Virginia; V. M. I.; Vanderbilt ; Wof- 
brd ; Georgia ; Emory ; Ala. Pol. ; Trinity U. ; Mississippi. A mong the Phis, 
imoni; the Greeks. — Pages 121-144. 

Number 7, April. — Religion in the Fraternity. Reminiscences of an 
Did Indiana Alpha Boy, III. Our Prophet Accepts. Official Communi- 
»tions: From Beta Province President: From Gamma Province. In 
Vfemoriam: Rev. Samuel Hibben; Hon. «). M. Miller. Editorial: Notes; 
lere and There; "American College Fraternities." To Chapters. To 
Delinquent Chapters. Chapter Correspondence: Vermont; Lafayette; Al- 
eeheny; Buchtel; Franklin; Hanover; Ind. Asbury; Lombard; 111. Wes.; 
Wisconsin; Mich. Ael.; Chicago Al.; Iowa; Richmond; Vir^nia; Centre; 
^, M. I.; Wofford ; Emory ; Mercer; Ala. Pol; Mississippi; Trinity U. 
\mong the Phis. Among the Greeks.— Page»145-168. 

Number 8, May. — Reminiscences of an Old Indiana Alpha Boy, IV. 
ifter Twenty-five Years. Looking Toward Richmond. Richmond, Scenic 
md Historic. Western Oratory. A Phi Officer Exploring the West. Beta 
Province Convention. Editorial: Notes; Is a Pan-Hellenic Council Fea- 
dble? Chapter Correspondence : Penn. C; Allegheny; O. W. U.; Buch- 
;el; Butler; Indiana; Indianapolis Al.; Lombard; Iowa Wes.; Minnesota; 
[owa; 111. Wes.; V. M. I.; Richmond; Woffiard; Mercer; Mississippi. 
A.mong the Phis. Among the Greeks. — Pages 169-192. 

Number 9, June. — Beta Province Convention Poem. Minutes of Beta 
Province Convention. State t?«. White. Fourth Indiana State Convention, 
invention Tax. Editorial Notes. Chapter Correspondence: Vermont; 
Lafayette; Penn. C; W. & J.; Allegheny; Ohio; Wooster; Wabash; Lom- 
bard ; III. Wes.; Westminster; Wisconsm; Iowa Wes.; Iowa; Roannke; 
Vanderbilt; Wofford; Ala. Pol.; Georgia; Emory. Among the Phis. 
\mong the Greeks. — Pages 193-216. 

Volume VII., 1882-3. 

Number 1, October. — Musing (poem). A Few Ideas Concerning the 
Z!onvention of 1882. Response to the Address of Welcome, Beta Province 
Ibnvention. Rearranging the Provinces. Letters from Well-known 
Phis : C. B. Gaskill; C. M Beckwith. In Memoriam : O. R. Foote. Con- 
tention of 1870. Editorial: Notes; A Necessary Change. From Rich- 
nond. Chapter Correspondence: Lafayette; Penn. C; W. & J.; Wooster; 
3. W. U.; Buchtel; Westminster; Iowa Wes.: Wisconsin; Nashville Al.; 
Indiana; Wabash; HI. Wes. Among the Pnis. Among the Greeks. — 
Pages 1-24. 


Number 2, Noyember. — ConveDtion Poem. Convention Oration. Con- 
yen tion Prophecy. Address of Welcome. Official Communications: From 
the President of the General Council ; From the Treasurer of the Genenl 
Council. The Conyention. Conyentionalities. Editorial : Notes; An- 
nual Conyentions; Our Ex-Grand Banker. Nashyille Brothers. Chapter 
Correspondence: Allegheny; Penn. C: Lafayette; V. M. I.; Geoi^ia; Ala. 
Pol.; Vanderbilt; Trinity U.; O. W. U.: Wooster; Buchtel; Indiana; Wa- 
bash; Franklin; 111. Wes.; Wisconsin; Lombard; Missouri; Iowa. Among 
the Phis.— Pages 25-56. 

Number 3, December. — Poem Bead at Indiana Asbury Chapter Banqnet 
The Purdue Case. Official Communications: From Delta Proyinoe Presi- 
dent; From Zeta Province President. Exchange of Scroll. Beddig 
Testimonial. Financial. From Texas. Necrology: -Rev. Stuart Robiu- 
8on. Statistics of Officers. Delegates and Visitors at the Convention. 
Editorial: Notes; Publication of Catalogue; Gaining Support of Colle^; 
The Ex-Grand Banker Matter; Delinquent Chapters; Attempted Revival 
of K. M. I. Chapter; Exchanging witn Other Fraternity Journals. De- 
cision in the Puraue Case. Chapter Correspondence: Vermont; Penn. C 
Allegheny; Dickinson; Virginia; Randolph Macon; Richmond; Wofibrd 
Mercer; Mississippi; O. W. U.; Ohio; Wooster; Buchtel; Centre; Indiana, 
Franklin ; V. M. 1. ; Monmouth ; Lombard ; Missouri ; West minster. Among 
the Phis. Among the Greeks. Directory. — Pages 57-88. 

Number 4, January-February. — The Isle of Yore (poem). A Brown 
Diamond. Necrology : Rev. Dr. N. L. Lewis. Kentucky Military Insti- 
tute. Official Correspondence : From the Historian of the General Coun- 
cil; From Alpha Province President; From Epsilon Province President; 
From Zeta Province President; From Eta Province President An Open 
Letter from the Ex-Grand Banker. " Secret Society System." A College 
Fraternity in Politics. Editorial: Notes; Elxchanging the Scroll; Col- 
lege Combinations; The Skeleton in Our Closet; Congratulations from 
Our Readers; Mailing the Scroll; Texas State Convention; Proposed 
Change for the Better; Concerning Chapter Correspondence. Chapter Cor- 
respondence: Vermont; Lafayette; Penn. C; W. & J.; Allegheny; Dick- 
inson; Roanoke; Virginia; Randolph Macon; Richmond; Woffi^rd; South 
Carolina; Georgia; Emory; Mercer; Ala. Pol.; Mississippi; Trinity U.; 
Vanderbilt; Nashville Al.; Montgomery Al.; O. W. U.; Ohio; Wooster; 
Buchtel; Centre : Cincinnati Al. ; Louisville AL; Indiana; Wabash; But- 
ler; Franklin; Hanover; Ind. Asbury; Mich. Agl.; Hillsdale; Franklin 
Al.; Indianapolis A 1.; Missouri; Westminster; Iowa Wes.; Kansas; Bal- 
timore AL; V. M. I.; Richmond AL; Minnesota. Reports from Every 
Chapter. Directory. Other Fraternity Chapters.— Pages 89-134. 

Supplement dated January. — Journal of the Convention. — Pages 1-30. 

Number 5, March. — Hon. J. W. Foster (wood-cut). Jim*s Kid (poem). 
Greek Letter Fraternities. The Purdue Case. The Greek World: Alpha 
Delta Phi in the New York Legislature; The Fraternity Meeting at Phila- 
delphia; Announcement by the Secretary of the Inter-Fraternity Press 
Association ; Among the Greeks. The Greek Press: Inter-Fraternity Press 
Association; Fraternity Journalism. Alumni Department: Revival of this 
Department; An Old Alumnus on Phi Delta Theta; Among the Phis; 
Passing Him Around; Our Joe; Orange Blossoms; Hon. J. W. Foster; M. 
M. Corrella. Editorial : Notes ; Admission of University of the South Chap- 
ter; Alumni Subscribers. Fraternity Calendar. Directory. Other Fra- 
ternity Chapters. Sample Pages of Chapter Lists of Catalogue.— Pages 

Number 6. April. — Second Annual Convention and Banquet of Epsilon 
Province. Financial. Official Communications: From the President of 
the General Council; From the Treasurer of the General Council; From 


Zeta Provinoe President; From Eta Proyince Preeident: From Gamma 
Proyince President. Convention Pointer. The Greek Press: Notes; A 
Journalistic "Hoo Doo.'' The Greek World. Editorial: Notes; Cata- 
lo^e ; Unanimity in Chapter Life and Result of Discord ; When to Pledge; 
How to Make the Scroll of Interest to All ; Attention, Reporters. Chap- 
ter Correspondence : K. M. I.; Iowa; Vanderhilt; Wooster; Butler; Mis- 
souri; Wisconsin; Indiana; Lombard; Ala. Pol.; Mississippi; Virginia; 
Penn. C. ; Ind. Asbu^ ; Vanderhilt ; O. W. U. ; Monmouth ; 111. Wes. ; 
Trinity U. ; Centre ; Mich. Ael. ; Lafayette ; Allegheny; Penn. C. ; South 
Carolina; Montgomery Al. ; Ohio; Vermont; Emory; Kansas; Richmond 
Al. ; Buchtel. Fraternity Calendar. Directory. Other Fraternity Chap- 
ters.— Pages 176-205. 

Number 7, May-June. — Hon. Benjamin Harrison (wood-cut). The 
Phi Delta Theta (poem). Specimen of Beta Theta Pi's Semi-annual Chap- 
ter Reports. In Memoriam: B. M. Lay; Z. C. Batdoff. The Greek Press. 
Among the Greeks. Alumni Department: To Our Alumni; Once a Phi 
Always a Phi; Among the Phis; Hon. Benjamin Harrison. Editorial: 
Notes; Graduate Subscribers; Duty of Alumni; Catalogue Almost Com- 

fleted; Annual Convention Tax; A Visit to Indiana and Ohio Chapters; 
*raternities in Politics ; Means of Interesting Alumni ; '' Captain Jack '^ 
Nominated for the Legislature; A Personal Explanation; Past and Pres- 
ent Editorial Policy of the Scroll. Chapter Correspondence : Vermont ; 
Lafayette; Penn. C; W. & J. ; AlWheny; Dickinson; Roanoke; Vir- 

S'nia; Randolph Macon ; Richmond; V. M. L; WofTord; South Carolina; 
ichmondAl.; Baltimore Al. ; Georgia; Emoir; Mercer; Ala. Pol.; Mis- 
sissippi; Trinity U.; Vanderhilt; Sewanee; Montgomery Al.; Nashville 
Al.; O. W. U.; Ohio: Wooster; Buchtel; Centre; Cincinnati Al. ; Louis- 
ville Al.; Indiana; Wabash; Butler; Franklin; Hanover; Ind. Asbury; 
Mich. Agl.; Hillsdale; Franklin Al.; Indianapolis Al.: Monmouth; Lom- 
bard; 111. Wes.; Wisconsin; Chicago Al.; Galesburg Al. ; Missouri; West- 
minster; Iowa Wes.; Iowa; Minnesota; Kansas; vanderhilt. Fraternity 
Calendar. Directory. Other Fraternity Chapters. — Pages 206-285. Be- 
tween pages 253 and 254 are four pages designated 253a, 253b, 253c, and 

Volume VIIL, 1883-4. 

Number 1, October. — The Catalogue. Our Prominent Men. Internal 
Harmonv. Third Alabama State Convention. A New Mexican Chapter. 
Editorial: Change in the Scroll; Notes; Opening Session Work; To 
Reporters and Contributors; A Rose by Another Name; Our Honorary 
Members; The Comity of Fraternities. Official Communications: Annual 
Address of the General Council; From Eta Province President; From 
Delta Province President ; From Epsilon Province President ; From Zeta 
Province President ; From the Business Manager. Chapter Correspond- 
ence: Lafayette; W. <& J.; Allegheny; Woffoni; Vanderhilt; Nashville 
Al.; O. W. U. ; Wooster; Buchtel; O. S. U.; Centre; Indiana; Wabash; 
Franklin I Hanover; Mich. Agl.; Hillsdale : Monmouth ; 111. Wes.; Lom- 
bard; Missouri; Westminster; Kansas; Georgia; Emory. Postscript. 
—Pages 1-56. 

Number 2, November. — The Three Cent Stamp (poem). Alumni Let- 
ters. Fraternities at Vanderhilt Orange Blossoms. Exchanges. The 
President's Bridal Tour. Editorial: Notes; The Proposed Pan-Hellenic 
Conference. Official Communications: From the Treasurer of the General 
Council; From Gamma Province President Chapter Correspondence: 
Lafayette; Penn. C: Allegheny; Penn. U. ; Virginia; Randolph Macon; 
Richmond; Wofford; South Carolina; G^rgia; Emonr; Mercer: Ala. 
Pol.; Mississippi; Texas; Vanderhilt; Sewanee; O. W. U.; Ohio; Woos- 


ter; O. S. U.; Indiana; Butler; Franklin; Ind. Aaburj ; Monmouth; 
111. Wes.; Lombard; Wisconsin; Missouri; Westminster; Kansas; Min- 
nesota. Fraternity Chapters. Fraternity Conventions. Fraternity Jour- 
nals. — Pages 1-48. 

Number 3, December.— Review of " American Coll^ Fraternities." 
Phi Delta Theta Article in ^' American College Fraternities." Exchan^. 
Other Fraternities. Editorial: Notes; £stfU>li8hment and Disestablish- 
ment of Chapters; Two New Chapters. Official Communications: From 
the President of the General Council; From Alpha Province President; 
From Beta Province President. Chapter Correspondence: Vermont; 
Union; Penn. C. ; Allegheny; W. & J.; Dickinson; Penn. U.; Roanoke; 
Virginia; Randolph Macon; South Carolina ; Emory; Mercer; Ala. PoL; 
Texas; Vanderbilt; Mississippi; Wooster; Buchtel ; O. S. U. ; Centre; 
Indiana: Wabash: Hanover; Ind. Asbury; Hillsdale; Monmouth; III. 
Wes.; Lombard; Wisconsin; Missouri; Westminster; Kansas; Nebraska; 
Iowa Wes.; Iowa; Minnesota. Deaths: J. R. Pharr; John Somers, Jr. 
Directory. Fraternity Chapters. Fraternity Conventions. Fraternity 
Journals. To Alumni Especially. — Pages 105-164. 

Number 4, January-February, — Hurrah for the Phis! (song). Frater- 
nity Combinations. Fraternities in Literary Societies. Extension Plans. 
Delta or Zeta? Exchanges. Other Fraternities. Editorial: News and 
Notes; College Politics; Propagandisms; Contemporary Statistics; Lom- 
bard Chapters Title; Literary Exercises in Chapters. Official Communi- 
cations: From Gamma Province President; From Delta Province Presi- 
dent; From Eta Province President; From the Business Manager. Chap- 
ter Correspondence : Vermont; Union; Lafayette; Penn. C; Allegheny; 
Dickinson; Virginia; Richmond; V. M. I.; South Carolina; Georgia; 
Emory; Mercer; Ala. Pol.; Mississippi; Texas; Vanderbilt; Ohio; 
Buchtel; O. S. U. ; Centre; Indiana; Franklin; Hanover; Ind. Asbury; 
Hillsdale; Monmouth; 111. Wes.; Lombard; Wisconsin; Missouri; Kansas; 
Nebraska; Iowa; Minnesota; Mercer; Vanderbilt; O. W. U. Personals. 
Directory. Fraternity Chapters. Fraternity Conventions. Fraternity 
Journals. — Pages 165-220. 

Number 5, March- April. — Hon. J. C. S. Blackburn (wood-cut). Phi 
Delta's Chivalry (poem). An Unanswered Question. Alumni Subscrip- 
tions. Decrease of Anti-fraternity Spirit. Comments on the Catalogue. 
Other Fraternities. Editorial: News and Notes; A Catalogue Compiler; 
"The Star of Empire;" Alumni Subscriptions; Careful Selections. Offi- 
cial Communications: From the President of the General Council; From 
the Historian of the General Council. Chapter Correspondence: Colbv; 
Vermont; Union; C. C. N. Y.; Lafayette; W. & J.; Allegheny; Dick- 
inson; Penn. U. ; Roanoke; Virginia; Randolph Macon; South Carolina; 
Georgia; Emory; Mercer; Ala. Pol.; Mississippi; Texas; Vanderbilt; 
Sewanee ; O. W. U.; Ohio; Wooster; Buchtel; O. S. U. ; Indiana; Wa- 
bash; Butler; Hanover; DePauw; Mich. Agl. ; Hillsdale; Monmouth; 
Knox; 111. Wes.; Lombard; Wisconsin; l^iissouri ; Westminster; Ne- 
braska ; Iowa Wes. ; Iowa ; Minnesota. Personals. Postscript. Direc- 
tory. Fraternity Chapters. Fraternity Conventions. Fraternity Jour- 
nals.— Pages 221-296. 

Number 6, May. — Progress. A Fratemityism. Annual Convention 
Tax. Seventh Indiana State Convention. Delta Province Convention. 
Other Fraternities. Editorial: News and Notes; A Financial Scheme. 
Official Communications: From the Business Manager; From the Treas- 
urer of the General Council. Chapter Correspondence: Colby; Vermont; 
Union ; C. C. N. Y. ; Lafayette ; renn. C. ; W. & J. ; Allegheny ; Dick- 
inson; Virginia; Richmond; Woffijrd; South Carolina; Georgia; Emory; 
Ala. Pol.; Mississippi; Texas; Sewanee; Ohio; Wooster; Buchtel; 


Centre; Indiana; Wabash; Butler; Franklin; Hanover; DePauw; Mon- 
mouth; Knox; 111. Wes. ; Lombard: Wisconsin; Missouri (includes 
poem); Westminster; Kansas; Nebraska; Iowa Wes.; Iowa. Personals. 
Postscript. Directory .—Pages 297-844. 
Index of Volume. — Pages 1-4. 

Volume IX., 1884-5. 

Number 1, October. — Dear Chapter, Hail I (song). The Ides of Novem- 
ber. Nashville. Hon. W. F. Vilas. Official Communications: Letters of 
Acceptance; Annual Address of the President; From the Treasurer of 
the General Council; From the Historian of the General Council; To 
Reporters ; From the Business Manager. A word from an Old Phi. Ed- 
itorial: Notes; Revival of Alabama University Chapters; About the 
Convention ; Railroad Fare ; A Financial Plan. Fourth Alabama State 
Convention. Chapter Correspondence: Vermont; C. C. N. Y. ; Lafayette; 
W. &. J.; Allegheny; Dickinson; Virginia; Richmond; South Carolina; 
Georgia; Emory; Alabama; Ala. Pol.; Texas; Vanderbilt; Sewanee; 
O. W. U. ; Wooster ; Buchtel ; O. S. U. ; Centre; Indiana ; Wabash ; Frank- 
lin; Hanover; DePauw; Hillsdale; Monmouth; Knox; 111. Wes. ; Lom- 
bard; Wisconsin; Missouri; Westminster; Kansas; Nebraska: Iowa; 
Minnesota. Other Fraternities. News and Notes. Personals. Directo- 
ry. Contents. — Pages 1^8. 

Number 2, November. — Our Nationality (song). Hon. J. F. Philips. 
Greek Fraternity Catalogues. Editorial: Convention Preparations; A 
Jubilee Convention; Chapter Nomenclature; New Officers; Notes; Offi- 
cial Communications; Resignation of Beta Province President; From 
the Editors; From Alpha Province President; From Gamma Province 
President ; From Zeta Province President ; To Correspondents. Chapter 
Correspondence: Colby ; Vermont ; Union ; C. C. N. Y. ; Lafayette; Penn. 
C. ; W. & J. ; Allegheny ; Dickinson ; Roanoke ; Virginia ; South Caroli- 
na; Georgia; Emory; Mercer; (Jolumbus Al. ; Alabama; Ala. Pol.; Mis- 
sissippi; Texas; Vanderbilt; Sewanee; O. W. U. ; Ohio; Wooster; Buch- 
tel; O. S. U. ; Centre; Indiana; Wabash; Butler; Franklin; Hanover; 
De Pauw; Mich. Agl.; Hillsdale; Knox; Lombard ; Wisconsin ; Missouri; 
Westminster; Kansas; Nebraska; Iowa Wes. ; Iowa. News and Notes. 
Directory. Contents. — Pages 49-96. 

Number 3, December. — The Convention Reported by the Nashville 
Press. The Nashville Convention. Convention Poem. Historian's Ad- 
dress. Convention Oration. Convention Prophecy. Address of Welcome. 
Response on Behalf of the Convention. Telegrams and Alumni Letters 
Received by the Convention. Metropolitan Phis. Editorial: Notes; 
The Work of the Convention. Official Communications: Announcement 
Concerning the Scroll; To RejMDrters. Chapter Letters: Dartmouth; 
Vermont; C. C.N. Y.; Dickinson; South Carolina; (ieorgia; Alabama; 
Mississippi; Vanderbilt; Sewanee; (). S. U.; Wabash; Franklin; Hills- 
dale; Knox; Lombanl; Kansas; Nebroiika. Directory. Contents. — 
Pa^es H7-1(U>. 

Siippiernent — Journal of the Convention. — Pages l-!»2. 

Number 4, .lanuary. — Tliat ('ha[)ter. A New York Han<iuet. Chapter 
Lil^raries. Phi I>elta Theta in Washington. The Fraternity Press. 
Editorial Notes. Official Communications: From the President of the 
General Council; From tlje Secretary (»f the General Council; From Al- 
pha Province President; From (Tumma Province President; From Eta 
Province President; To Reporters; A Card. Chapter Correspondence: 
Dartmouth; Columbia; Penn. U. ; New York Al.; Summary from Other. 
Chapters. Other Fraternities. In Memoriam: H. K. Thompson; A. M. 
Godfrey; Carlton DuPont; Frank Savior. Personals. Initiates. News 


and Notes. Semi-annual Report of Vermont Alpha. To the Editors of 
Fraternity Journals. Directory. Contents. — Pages 167-212. 

Number 5, February. — Thoughts and Sentiments: The Fraternity Jour- 
nal, What It Should Be; Transferrin^^ and Expunging; "Requested to 
Resign;" "Lifting'' among Fraternities; A Dream; Chapter Libraries 
Review of the " Psi U^lon Epitome.'' Editorial Notes. Official Com 
munications: From Epsilon Province President; From Eta Province Pres 
ident; To Reporters. Chapter Correspondence: Dartmouth; Vermont 
Union; Lafayette; Penn. C; W. <& J.; Allegheny; Dickinson; Roanoke 
South Carolina; Mercer; Alabama; Mississippi; Ohio; Buchtel; O. S. U. 
Centre; Indiana; Wabash; Franklin; Hanover; De Pauw; Hillsdale 
Knox; 111. Wes.; Lombard; Westminster; Kansas; Nebraska; Iowa; 
Minnesota. Personals. Initiates. News and Notes. To Editors of Other 
Fraternity Journals. Directory. Contents. — Pages 213-266. 

Number 6, March. — Hon. Wm. F. Vilas (wood-cut). Jolly Phis (song). 
Delta Brothers (song). The Appointment of Col. Vilas. Editorial Notes. 
Official Communications: From the Treasurer of the General Cofincil; To 
Chapter Historians; From Gamma Province President; To Reporters. 
Chapter Correspondence: Vermont; C. C. N. Y.; Columbia; W^. &. J.; 
Allegheny; Richmond; Georgia; Ala. Pol.; Vanderbilt; Ohio; Wooster; 
O. S. U.; Centre; Indiana; Wabash; Butler; Franklin; De Pauw; 111. 
Wes.; Lombard; Wisconsin; Missouri; Westminster; Kansas; Iowa Wes.; 
Minnesota; Dartmouth; V. M. I.; O. W. U. Beta Theta Pi's Extension 
Policy. News and Notes. Memorabilia. Corrections. Personals. In- 
itiates. Other Fraternities. Directory. Contents. — Pages 267-306. 

Number 7, April. — The Senior's Farewell (poem). Blithely We Sing. 
(song). Phi Delta Theta (song). Fraternities in Southern Colleges. 
Thoughts and Sentiments: Chapter Correspondence; The Art of *' Spik- 
ing;" Is Our Future to be Determined by Our Past? Printing the Con- 
stitution ; The Absent Member; Alumni Loyalty. Review of " History of 
Omega (Northwestern) Chapter" of Sigma Chi. Establishment of North- 
Carolina Beta. Editorial Notes. Chapter Correspondence : Colby; C. C. N. 
Y.; Columbia; W. k J.; Allegheny; Vireinia; Texas; Wooster; Buchtel; 
Butler; Kansas; Nebraska. Initiates. Personals. News and Notes. Old 
Miami. From the Historian of the General Council. Directory. Contents. 
—Pages 307-354. 

Number 8, May. — The Sword and Shield (poem). Epsilon Province 
Convention. Concerning a History. Missouri Alpha Alumni. Official 
Communications: From the Secretary of the General Council; From Beta 
Province President; From the Business Manager; From the Editors; To 
Historians. Editorial Notes. Chapter Correspondence : Dartmouth; Ver- 
mont; C. C. N. Y. ; Lafayette; W. & J.; Roanoke; Virginia; North Caro- 
lina; South Carolina; Georgia; Mercer; Ala. Pol.; Mississippi; Vander- 
bilt; Sewanee; O. W.U. ; Ohio; Buchtel ; O. S. U.; < entre; Indiana ; Frank- 
lin ; Hanover; Mich. Agl. ; Hillsdale; Knox; 111. Wes.; Lombard; Wis- 
consin; Missouri; Westminster; Kansas; Iowa Wes. ; Union; Columbia; 
Dickinson; Butler; De Pauw. In Memoriam: F. F. Badger; J. R 
Barnes. Initiates. Directory. Contents — Pages 355-394. 

Number 9, June. — Some Thoughts on Chapter Life. Centralization in 
the Fraternity. Establishment of Phi Delta Theta in Georgia. Statistics 
of Attendant Membership in 1884-5. Editorial Notes. Official Communi- 
cations: From Beta Province President; From the Business Manager. 
Chapter Correspondence: Roanoke; Vanderbilt; Texas; Knox; Lombard; 
Dartmouth; Penn. C. ; Wooster. Delta Kappa Epsilon at Miami. Initiates. 
Personals. Directory. Contents. — Pages 396-426. 

Index of Volume. — Pages 1-8. 


Volume X., 1885-6. 

Number 1, October. — The Convention of 1851. Beestablishment of 
Alabama Alpha. Miami Uniyersity. News and Notes. Editorial : Litho- 
arraphs of the Founders; Notes. Official Communications : From the Presi- 
ient of Alpha Province ; From the President of Epsilon Province. Chap- 
ter Correspondence: Colby; Dartmouth; Vermont; C. C. N. Y.; Lafay- 
ette ; Penn. C. ; W. & J. ; Allegheny ; Dickinson ; Virginia ; North Caro- 
lina; Geoi^ia; Emory; Mercer; Ala. Pol.; Texas; Vanderbilt; Sewanee; 
O. W. U. ; Wooster ; O. S. U ; Centre ; Indiana ; Wabash ; Butler; Frank- 
lin; Hanover; De Pauw; Mich. Agl. ; Hillsdale; 111. Wes.; Lombard; 
Missouri; Kansas; Nebraska; Minnesota. In Memoriam: W. T. Penn. 
Reorganization of Ohio Alpha. Directory. — Pages 1-62. 

Number 2, November. — ^The Crisis of 1851, 1. Colleges and Fraternities 
in Ohio. Old Oxonian Addresses. Kentucky Delta. Central University. 
Eklitorial Notes. To Reporters. To Contributors. Chapter Correspondence: 
Colby ; Dartmouth ; Vermont ; C. C. N. Y.; Columbia ; Allegheny ; Dick- 
inson ; Roanoke; Georgia; Mississippi; Vanderbilt; Sewanee; Wooster; 
Wabash ; Hanover ; De Pauw ; Wisconsin ; Nebraska. A New York Re- 
union. Societies at Harvard. Initiates. Other Fraternities. Directory. 
—Pages 53-88. 

Number 3, December. — The Crisis of 1851, II. Tennessee Beta's House. 
Kentucky Delta. Dartmouth College and Her Fraternities. Editorial: 
Extension Policy of Beta Theta Pi and Other Fraternities ; Notes. Offi- 
cial Communications: From the Secretary of the General Council; New 
Duts. A Model Chapter Report. Chapter Correspondence: Union; C C. 
N. Y. ; Columbia; Lafayette; W. & J.; North Qirolina; South Carolina; 
Emory; Mercer; Alabama; Ala. Pol.; Texas; Vanderbilt; Miami; O. W. 
U.; Buchtel; Centre; Indiana; Wabash; Butler; Franklin; Lombard; 
Wisconsin; Missouri; Westminster; Nebraska; Minnesota. Jacksonville 
Phis. Personals. Initiates. In Memoriam: £. M. North; Leland Sul- 
g^rove. Annual Reunion of New York Alpha. Alumni. — Pages 8^132. 

Number 4, January. — The Crisis of 1851, III. Texas State Conven- 
tion. Editorial Notes. Communications: From the Editors of the Song- 
book; "Manual of Phi Delta Theta;" From the Editors ; To Chicago Phis. 
Chapter Correspondence: Dartmouth; Vermont; C. C. N. Y. ; Columbia ; 
Penn. C; Virginia; Richmond; Georgia; Mississippi; Texas; Miami; 
Wooster; Indiana; Franklin; DePauw; Hillsdale; 111. Wes.; Missouri; 
Kansas ; Nebraska ; Iowa Wes. ; Iowa. Personals. Initiates. Fraternity 
News. Directory.— Pages 133-166. 

Number 5, February. — The Miami Triad in Extension. A Phi Letter. 
Reestablish ment of Chapters: New York Alpha ; California Alpha. Ed- 
itorial Notes. Communications: From Gamma Province President; To 
Chapter Historians; From Alpha Province President; Beta Province; 
From Epsilon Province President. Chapter Correspondence: Colby; 
Dartmouth ; Vermont ; Williams ; C. C. N. Y. ; Union ; Allegheny ; 
N^orth Carolina; South Carolina; Georgia; Emory; Mercer; Mississippi; 
Miami; O. W. U. ; O. S. U. ; Central [L; Indiana; Butler; Franklin; 
Hanover; Hillsdale; Knox; III. Wes. ; Lonihard ; Wisconsin; Missouri; 
Westminster; Kansjis ; Nebraska; Emory; ('oluml)ia; Minneapolis Al.; 
Hymeneal. Initiates. Review of "Oliio Alpha (O. W. T.) of Phi Kappa 
Psi." Alpha Province Convention. In Memciriam : J. W. Kamsdell ; 
Forrest Hillings; J. E. Lee. The " Manual." Directory.— Pages 1G7-200. 

Number 6, March. — The Question of Alumni Interest. Our Contempo- 
•aries. Financial Matters in Chapters. Editorial Notes. Communica- 
ions: From the Fxiitors; From tlie Business Manager; From Beta l*rov- 
nce President ; Ofhcial Notice to Delta Province. Chapter Correspond- 


ence: Colby; C. C. N. Y.; Lafayette; Penn. C; W. <& J.; A lichen?; 
Geoma; Ala. Pol.; Mississippi; Vanderbilt; Buchtel; Centre; Wabash; 
De Pauw; Missouri; Nebraska; C. C. N. Y.; Penn. U.; Dartmouth; 
Wooster. Initiates. Personals. Fraternity News. Notes. Directory. — 
Pages 207-246. 

Number 7, April. — The University of Wisconsin. Organization of the 
Florida Association. Our Contemporaries. Changes in Lists of Frater- 
nity Chapters Since 1883. Review of "A Manual of Phi Delta Theta.'' 
Chapter Correspondence: Vermont; Cornell; Allegheny; Dickinson; 
Penn. U.; Boanoke: South Carolina; Mercer; Alabama; Ala. Pol.; Texas; 
O. W. U.; Ohio; O. S. U.; Franklin; Hanover; Mich. Aj^l.; Hillsdale; 
Wisconsin; Missouri; Westminster; Nebraska; Iowa; California. Initi- 
ates. Programme for Province Convention. Announcement of " Manu- 
al.'' Personals. In Memoriam: T. M. Greenman; Philemon Holland, 
Jr.; W. P. Long; G. R. Herrick. Notices. Directory.— Pages 247-286. 

Number 8, June. — Delta Province Convention. Epsilon Province Con- 
vention. Establishment of Texas Gamma. That Pamphlet. Alumni 
Subscriptions to the Scroll. Editorial: Review of the Year; Notes. 
Official Communications: From the Secretary of the General Council; A 
Word to Gamma Province; To Chapter Reporters and Historians; Con- 
vention Tax. Chapter Correspondence: Cornell; Dickinson; Penn. U.; 
Roanoke; Emory; Mercer; Mississippi; Texas; Vanderbilt; Sewanee; 
Miami; Ohio; Central U.; Wabash; DePauw: Hillsdale; 111. Wes.; Lom- 
bard; Wisconsin; Westminster; Kansas; Nebraska; Iowa Wes.; Iowa; 
California; Westminster; Indiana. Extension Fund. Directory. — Pages 

Number 9, June. — The First Ten Volumes of the Scroll: Scroll 
Staff; Historical Review; Table of Contents; Titles and Subjects; Index 
of Contributors. Pages 327 . 

Index of Volume. — Pages 1-8. 



In some respects the classification of subjects which follows 
may be found imperfect. In many cases titles are not given as 
they appear over the articles. References to articles similar in 
character are grouped under one head, which is necessary to pre- 
vent subdivisions from reaching an impracticable limit. How- 
ever, it is believed that the classification is sufficiently precise to 
answer nearly all purposes. Under each chapter are given ref- 
erences, not only to all the chapter letters, but to editorial and 
news items about the chapter, so that by finding them a tolerably 
complete history of the chapter may be obtained. To future 
historians, then, this list will be a great aid. Where an article 
embraces several subjects, several references are made ; but with- 
out a close reading of every paragraph, some omissions are 
inevitable. It should be remembered, also, that in a work of this 
class, including such a large variety of topics and such a large 
number of numerals, the compiler and the printer both are liable 
to make mistakes. Such headings aB '' Editorial," " Other Fra- 
ternities," "Exchanges," "Personals," and "Directory" are 
omitted, as they are found in nearly every number of the 

As the system of pagination has not always been regular, notice 
should be taken of the following explanations : 

Volumes III. and IV. Each number is paged separately, but 
in this list each volume is considered aB being paged consecutively. 

Volume V. The pages of Number 1 run from 1 to 8, and the 
pages of Number 2 begin at 1 again. To be certain of finding 
references to the first eight pages of this volume, an examination 
of both Number 1 and Number 2 is necessary. 

Volume VII. Between pages 253 and 254 are four pages, 
designated 253a, 253b, 253c, and 253d. References are made to 
253 for all aiticles on these pages. 

Volume VIII. Number 2 begins at page 1 ; but in this list it 
is considered to begin where Number 1 leaves off, and to run to 
where Number 3 begins. 

References to supplements are made in parentheses. The 
figure before the hyphen indicates the number in the volume 
which haB a supplement, and the figure after the hyphen indi- 
cates the page of the supplement. 

Absent member, the, ix, 323. 

Akron, Ohio, alumni chapter at, iz (3-27). 

Alabama ^ A 6 Association. See State Associations. 

Alabama Polytechnic Institute, chapter at, iii, 12, 15, 46, 53, 70; iv, 13, 
29, 36, 39, 44, 46, 52, 75 : V (1-2, 3), 54, 70, 92, 99, 116, 149, 172, 197; vi, 
11, 21, 36. 52, 68, 93, 116, 135, 141, 166, 212; vii, 14, 52, 119, 178, 193, 


261 1 Tiii, 87, 143, 197, 269, 323 ; ix, 23, 78, 191, 203, 277, 301, 372 ; i, 

29, 17, 110, 128, 226, 232, 284. 
Alahaina Univerail;-. See L'uirersily of AlabuDs. 
Allegheny College, cimpter a^ iil, 60, 68; iv, 13, 30, 37. 62 ; ¥, 3, 73. 120, 

142, 160, 190; vi, lU, 12, 38, 63, 86, 111, 159, 185, 206 ; vii, 51, 78, 115, 

199,256; viii,40, 82, 139, 194,203,319; ii, 18, 74, 191,202, 244, 278, 

300, 339, 344; x, 25, 71. 82, 182, 198, 224, 262. 
AlphR Delta Pbi in politics, vii, 101, 146. 
AliimDi chapters, iii, 44 : iv, 33 ; x, 5. 

Alumni, compnlaorj' subHoription of, to the Scboli^ x, 295, 358. 
Alumni membera, relntion nf. to the Fratemit]', i, 19; iv, 28; «, 43, 103, 

178.179; Ti, 84; vii, 156, 1.57, 166,237, 238,263; Tiii,68, 164, 226, 256; 

ix, 325; x, 207, 296. 
"American Collie Fraternities," i, 171 ; iv, 12, 20, 44 ; vi, 134, 166 ; vii, 

141, 166; viii,?5, 105; i, 266. 
Annual conventions advocated, v (1-1) ; vii, 47. 
Anti-fratemity la«&. See Fraternities, oppoeitioD to, and repeal of lava 

Ait of "spiking," the, ii, 319. 
Arms, new cat of, x, 104. 
Asbury University. See De Pauw UniTcrsity. 
Authors in * A e V, 159. 
Aitecs,' a Phi among, iv, 57. 

Badge, i, 86, 132; ill, 26, 38; iv, 68; t, 18; vi, 61 ; viii, 248; x, 4. 
Badge and book, the— a fable, it, 41. 
BalUmore, Md., alumni chapter at, v, 4 (1-3), 68, 74, 143, 160; vi, 10, 39; 

vii, 132. 259. 
Banta testimonial, v, 166, 164. 
BenefiUof^AG. See Phi DelU Theta, beaefito of. 
Beta Theta Pi, specimen of semi-annnal cb^>ter droilar, vii, 207. 
Beta Theta Pi's extenBlon policy, x. 101. 
Biennial eonventiona advocated, i. 63, 121. 

Anderson, J. A., v, 106. 

Bicknell, G. A., v, 105. 

Black, J. C, ix, 271, 299. 

Blackburn^. C. S., iii, 5S; v, 106; vi, 67; vii, 161; viii, 221. 

Boudinot, H. H., i. 160. 

Corrella, M. M.. vi 

Ellis, Alston, t " 

Fleming, S. D, 

Floyd, D. E., i 

Foster, J. W., ii, 6; vi, 56; vii, 135, 162. 

Harrison, Benjamin, iii, 27; viii, 206, 248. 

Jacobs, C. Py i, 163. 

Morgan, T. J., iii, 18; v, 66. 

Philips, J. F., i, 161 ; iv. 33; v, 106 ; ix, 60. 

Read, Theodore, ii, 41. 

Stevenson, A. E.. v, 105. 

Stewart, J., i, 162. 

Stott, W. T., ii, 41. 

Vilas. W. P., ix, 5, 269, 271. 

Wonrall, J. M,, v, 66. 
Bird's-eye view, a, v, 88. 
Breadth and strength, iv. 65; v, 63. 
Brotherly chat, a, v, 42. 
Buchtel College, chapter a^ i, 89, 92, 146, 184; ii, 28; iii, 7, 14, 22, 30. 37, 


46, 53, 70; iv, 6. 22, 47, 54, 63, 70, 74; v, 48, 95, 117, 143, lfl7; vi, 5, 10, 

16, 88, 112, 159, 186, 197; vii, 19, 54, 123, 202, 253, 268; riii, 44, 146, 

199, 224, 272, 326; U, 27, 81, 347, 341. 344, 374, 390; i, 114, 327. 
Butler Univernt;, chapter ftt, i, 38. 9o, 143, 181; ii, 28; 111,13,29,4^46, 

52, 63, 70; iv, 7, 23, 31, 39, 44, 45, 62, 71, 73; ». 5, 22, 60, 117, 122, 168; 

vi, 6, 17, 41, 137, 185; vii, 125, 192, 271 ; viii, 92, 274, 328; ii, 83, 203, 

281, 342, 387; x, 36, IIC, 1.^0, 158j 187, IBS. 
Caliromia Unireraicy. See Universit; of Califoniia. 
"CapWio Jack" (Emmett Tompkiiul, v, 86, 184; vi, 73, 150; vii, 7, 36, 

(4-10), 253; ii, 2. 
C&refal selections, viii. 256. See Membership. 
Catalogue compiler, viii, 250. 
CataJoguee : 

1860, iv, 34. 

1870, iv, 34; vii, 9, 12. 

1872, iv, 34. 

1878, i, 84, 167, 172, 174; ii, 22; iii, 19, 49,59; iv, 18,20. 

1883, 'iv. 26, 28, 60, 58, 67; v, 12,15; vi, 4, 30, 107,157; vii, 71, 106, 
(4-8 22), 165, 171, 183, 251; viii, 1, 33, 230, 302. 

1883, Bapplement to, x, 302. 
Catalogues of fraternities, review of thirteen, ix, 51, 297. 
CaDtionary signal, a, v, 139. 

CcDtral College, chapter at, ii, 54; iii, 52, 55; iv, 28 ; v, 18. 
Central Univertity, x, 63. 

Central Uoiveraity, chapter at, x, 61, 66, 97, 129, 186, 311. 
CentralizatioQ in the Praternitj, ix, 399. See Phi Delta Theta, governmeDL 
Centre Colltge, cliapter at, i, 40, 90, 143, 176; ii, 58; iii, 62; iv, 6, 13, 21, 

38, 46, 54; V, 98, 117, 124, 148; vi, 8, 10, 43, 66, 74, 115, 164; vii, 75, 

82, 124, 198, 269; viii, 46, 147, 200, 326; ix, 28, 82, 248, 261, 280, 376; 

X, 34, 114, 129, 228. 
Changes in lists of Fratemitj chapters, 1883-6, x, 256. 
Chaplain, the, iii, 57. 
Chapter debts, vi, 134. 
Chapter letters to Scholi., stjie and contents, i, 32, 80; ii, 20; iii, 12, 28; 

iv, 1; V, 68; vi, 8; vii. 112, 187; ix, 213, 236, 317; x, 14, 106. 
Chapter life, some tb oughts on, ix, 395. 
Chapter managemeDt, iii, 49; v, 153; vi, 134, 154; vii, 184; viii, 19, 27; 

ix, 39.5; X, 215. 
Chaptem, sire of, iv. 1. 
Chapters proposed but not chartered, iii, 11, 16, 20, 23; iv, 2, 29, 3S; v, 3, 

4, 20, 21, 141; vi, 11, 176; vii, (4-6); i, 4. 
Charter, form of, i, 86, (3-4) ; ii, (3-15) ; v, 21 ; vi, 11 ; vii, {4-9, 28). 
Chicago, III., alomni chapter at, v, 91, 92, 94, 96, 110, 116, 124, 146, 166 ; 

Yi, 163; vii, 129, 277; x, 143. 
Chicago, 111., directory of Phis Id, v, 110. 
Chicago University. See University <rf Chicago. 
Chi Phi, antiquity ai, v, 64; viii, 73, 241. 
Choice of membera, iii, 65. See MemlKrahip, standard of. 
Cincinnati, Ohio, alumni chapter at, vi, 61, 87, 130, 197 ; vii, 4, 124, 269. 
Cindnnati Phis, i, 72. 
Colby University, chapter at, viii, 269, 313 ; ix, 70, 91, 201, 333, 344 ; i, 

20, 67, 179, 197. 222. 
Collie of South Carolina. See South Carolina College. 
Collwi of the City of New York, chapter at, viii, 260, 316; ix, 15, 72, 148, 

153, 190, 201, 260, 274, 300, 337, 366; x, 21, 70, 82, 106, 127, 144, 181, 

197, 222, 232, 240. 
Collt^ songs, TJ, 124. 


Colleges and fraternities in Ohio, x, 55. 

Colors of ♦ A e, i, 86; iv, 60. 

Columbia College, chapter at, yiii, 338; ix, 148, 150, 189, 201, 260, 274, 

300, 337, 385, 390; x, 71, 82, 107, 127, 145, 194, 197. 
Columbus. Ga., alumni chapter at, ix, 67^ 
Combinations of Fraternities, i, 86, 131; Wi, 108, 216, 166, 169, 183; ix, 

(3-3); x,281. 
Comity of fraternities, yiii, 30. 
Congress, Phis in, v, 105. 
Consanguinity, table of, vi, 82. 

Conscientious scruples against fraternities, iii, 41. See Fraternities, op- 
position to. 
Constitution, printing the, ix, 323. 
Constitutional amendments, i, (3-2, 3); ii, (3-8, 11); iii, 20, 22; t, 15, 17, 

18.69; vii,12, 15, (4-10}. 
Contemporary statistics, viii, 185. 

1851, Cincinnati; minutes, x, 3. 

1856, Cincinnati; abstract of minutes, iii, 66; committee's report on state 
of order, vi, 175. 

1860, Danville; abstract of minutes, iv, 9. 

1 864, Bloomington ; abstract of minutes, iv, 27. 

1868, Indianapolis; abstract of minutes, iv, 49. 

1870, Oxford ; minutes, vii, 9 ; literary exercises and banquet, vii, 13. 

1875, Danville; poem, i, 101, 137, 168; oration, i, 107 ; minutes, i, 117; 
literary exercises, i, 136; editorial review, i, 140; amendments to con- 
stitution and ritual, i, (S^l). 

1876, Philadelphia; announcements, i, 132, 170; ii, 17, 25, 26, 54, 56; 
poem, ii, 65, 82; oration, ii, 68, 82; literary exercises and banquet, ii, 
78 ; song, ii, 79; editorial review, ii, 80; proceedings^ ii, (3-1). 

1878, Wooster; oration, iii, 1; poem, iii, 3; history, iii, 3; President's 

address, iii, 9. 
1880, Indianapolis; minutes, v, 1; President's address, v, 1; statistics of 
delegates, v, 25, 27; literary exercises, v, 26; banquet, v, 26; editorial 
review, v, 29, 30; poem, v, 33, 112; history, v, 57; letters from alumni, 
V, 81. 
1882, Richmond; announcements, vi, 178, vii, 16; proposed work, vii, 2; 
poem, vii, 25 ; oration, vii, 30 ; prophecy, vii, 36 ; address of welcome, 
vii, 40; editorial review, vii, 42; statistics of officers, delegates, and 
visitors, vii, 66, (4-12); minutes, vii, (4-1); literary exercises, vii, 
1884, I^ashville; announcements, vii, 50; viii, 247; ix, 2, 3, 9, 11, 44, 60, 
91 ; joint resolution of Tennessee Legislature tendering use of capitol 
building, vii, 179; acceptances of literary performers, ix, 6; reported 
by the Nashville press, ix, 97; review of its features, ix, 102; work 
of, ix, 106; poem, ix, 106; Historian'saddress, ix, 115; oration, ix, 119; 
prophecy, ix, 131; address of welcome, ix, 137; response to address of 
welcome, ix, 140; tel^rams and letters, ix, 144; minutes, ix, (3-1). 

Conventions, annual advocated, v, (1-1), 47. 

Conventions, annual tax for, viL 207, 252 ; viii, 298. 

Conventions, biennial advocated, i, 53, 121. 

Conventions, summer suggested as time of meeting, vi, 36; vii, 2, 43. 

Conventions on non-election year, vii, 43, 47 ; viii, 62. 

Cornell University, chapter at, i, 45, 95, 146, 169, 182; ii, 30, 51; v, 22; 
ix, (3-24) ; x, 173, 175, 261, 297, 304. 

Correspondence between chapters, i, 86; iii, 36, 57; v, 1, 153. 

Crisis of 1851, the, vi, 125; x, 4, 53, 66, 89, 133, 253. 


Dartmouth ColluB, chapter at, iz, 150, 151, ISS, 201, 240, 260, 288, 365, 

413; x,20, 68,81, 1«, 157. 
Dartmoath College and ber fraterailies, x, 98, 179, 241. 
Dead and liviDs chapters, ir, 41 ; t, 2. 
Decrease of aDti-fratemity Bpirit, Tiii, 228. Se« Fratermtiea, repeal of lain 

De^uw'Univeiwty, chapter at, 1,146,176; iii, 52; ir, 36, 70, 72; v, 5, 4, 
51,75,118,122.144; \t, 6, 10, 17, 41,113, 161 j rii, 5, 57, 126, 195, 253, 
273 ; viii, 94, 149, 201, 275, 329 ; i(, 32, 84, 192, 204, 251, 282, 301, 388 ; 
X 39 77 83 15] 230 232 312. 

DickiD80D'Coliege,'chBp'terat,iT, 36,44, H71>76i v> &, 3, 116, 120, 140, 
160, 190; vi, 10, 39, 87, 135; vii, 78, 116, 266; viii, 140, 194, 264, 320: 
ii, 18, 74, 154, 202, 244, 260, 387; z, 26, 71, 26% 304. 

Dream, a, iz, 222. 

Duty to « fl e. See Phi Delta Thela, dutv toward. 

East, * d e in, V, 63; vii, 107; viii, 69, 60, 61 ; ix, 10. 

Editors of fraternity joumals, meeting of, vii, 69, 106, 146, 150, 230. 

Emory College,chBpterat,i, 45, 144;ii, 29, 62; tii, 14, 17, 27, 31, 39,62, 
54; iv, 14, 29, 30, 44, 45, 53, 73; v, (1-3), 76, 86, 117, 125, 149, 171, 196; 
vi, 1, 10, 13, 52, 67, 116, 141, 165; vii, U8, 201, 260; vui, 56, 86, 143, 
196, 267, 323; iz, 22, 76, 203, 401; z, 2S, 109, 12S, 130, 184, 194, 198, 

EstabliBhrneDt and disestablishment of chapters, viii, 132. See Phi Delta 

Evil illustrated, a... 

Expose, an, Iii, 9. 

EzpuD^g and tranaferrin^, iz, 216. See NomeDclature of chaptera. 

EztenaioD policy. See Phi Dell* Theta, extensioD. 

Few Phi letters, a, v, 82. 

Financial mattera in chapters, z, 215. 

Financial Bystem of ^ A ^. See Phi Delta Theta, finoDcial system. 

Pint convention. See Convention, 1851. 

Franklin, Ind., alumni chapter at, iv, 5, 37 ; vi, 10 ; vii, 127, 275. 

Franfclin Collie, chapter at, i, 39, 144, 175 ; ii, 29, 84 ; iii, 7, 13, 20, 28, 
29, 37, 46, 63, 61, 70 ; iv, 7. 14, 29, 38, 53, 66, 71, 74; v, (1-4), 60, 117, 
121,144,188, 191; vi, 6, 10, 16, 64, 113, 159; vii. 55, 82, 126, 271; viii, 
49,94.201,328; iz, 31, 83, 160, 204, 24B, 261, 262, 282, 376; z, 37, 116, 
151, 158, 188, 198, 270. 

Frateniliea, legal status at, vi, 13, 201. 

Fratemilies, oppoaition to, i, 15; iii, 25, 34, 41 ; iv, 23; vi. 35,85, 108; 
vii, 71, 97. 

Fratemitiea, repeal of laws against, iii, 6, II ; vi, 13 ; viii, 64, 228 ; iz, 43. 

Fralemitiea, relation of, to country, iii, 42. 

Fraternities, secrecy of, iii, 33; iv, 10; vii, 110. 

Fraternities and eoU^ee in Ohio, z, 55. 

Fraternities in Southern colleges, iz, 310. 

Fraternity calendar, vii, 167, 203, 282. 

Fraternity catali^ies, review of thirteen, iz, 61. 

Fraternity chapters, vi, 134, 169, 205, 284; viii, 99, 160, 215, 291. 

Fraternity conventions, viii, 102, 162, 218, 293. 

Fraternity intelligence, viii, 249. 

Fraternity journal, th^ what it shonld be, iz, 213. 

Fraternity journalism, vii, 161. 

Fraternity journals, viii, 102, 163, 218, 294. 

Fraternity nosic. See Music 

Fratemit^ism, a, viii, 298. 

Frintion, iii, 41 ; 


Gtaesbiirg, IIL, alamni chapUr at, t, 160; vi, 7, 10, 18; vii, 129, S7T. 

General ConventioD, See Convention, 

Oeoi^owD Colt^e, chipler at, i, 144, 177 ; ii, 30, 69. 

Georgia, eAtablubment of 4> ^ 6 m, ix, 400. 

Georgia 4 A 6 Anocintion. Bee State Aasociation. 

Georgia UniTeraily. See University of Georgia. 

Govemmeat of 4 A e. See Phi Delta Theta, goveroment. 

Graduates, words to, v, 186; vii^ 250, 261, 

Greek fratemitj catalogues, review of thirteen, ix, 51. 

Greek fratemitj in college, the, iv, 10. 

Oi«ek-letter fralemiiies (first chapter of "American Collie Frat«nu- 
IJes"), vii, 136. 

Growth of » a e. See Phi Delu Theta, growth. 

Haoover College, chapter at, i, 94 ; ii, 57 ; iii, 45 ; ir, 7, 23, 37, 72 ; v, 61, 
117,168, 192; vi. 6, 17. 88, 166, 160; vii, 83, 126,272; viii, 49, 148,201, 
276, 328 ; ix, 31, 34, 250, 293, 378; i, 37, 76, 188, 270. 

Harvard, Phis at, v, 78. 

Harvard, societies at, z, 80. 

Hillsdale College, chapter i 

Historical sketch of 4 A 6 froni "American Collie Pratemitiea," i 
History of 4 A e proposed, ix, 359. 
Hit the mark, v, 108. 
HonoraiT members, i, 127; viii, 29. 

Hooaier Phi oratora, Iii, 25. See Indiana Oratorical Association. 
Ides of November, the, ii, 2. 
Illinois 4^6 Association. See Stale Abbi 

Illinois Weelejan University, chapter at, iii, 6, 23; iv, 28, 71 ; v, 51, 145, 
161, 169, 192; vi, 10, 41, 89, 97, 108, 114, 138, 161, 188, S»8; vii, 21, 65, 
106, 128, 197, 250, 276 ; viii, 52, 95, 160, 204, 277, 330; ii, 33, 253, 262, 
283, 301, 379; x, 42, 152, 191, 313. 

Incorporation of * i G, i, 83; v, (1-3} 14, 20, 136, 181. 

Indiana Asbury University. See De Pauw Universily. 

Indiana Oratorical Association, 4> A 6 in, i, 60; ii, 25; iii, 8, 26. 

Indiana 4 A 9 Association. See State Associntion. ; _ '~ 

Indiana Lniversily, cliniiler at, i, ;«, ISG ; ii, ;W, 60, 83 ; iii, 6, 13, 29, 64, 
70; iv, 6, 21, 27', 38,56, 60, 72; v, (1-i), 49, 83, 116, 117, 121, 167; vi, 
6,10, 16,63,101, 113, 121,136,147,156,172,186; vu, 20, 54,64,82, 125, 
193, 270 ; viii, 3Q, 46, 93, 147, 274, 327 ; ix, 29, 82, 192, 203, 248, 360, 
280, 301, 346, 375, 390 ; i, 34, 1 15, 129, 151, 187, 198, 320. i^;:;; 

Indianapolis, Ind., alumni chapter at, v, (1-31, 3, 22, 117, M4; vi,410, 40, 
63, 85, 89, 112, 186; vii, 128, 276. 

Initiation. See Ritual. 

Inler-fratemity Press Association. See Editors of fraternity journals. 

Internal harmony, viii, 19. 

Iowa University. See State University of Iowa, 

Iowa Weeleyan University, chapter a^ i, 42, 147; ii, 31, 57; iii, 16; iv, 
53; V, 94, 188; vi, 7, 10, 66, 90, 162,187,209; vii, 19, 130,278; viii, 34, 
153, 282, 337 ; ix, 89, 193, 204, 286, 386 ; i, 154, 168, 317. 

Is our future to be determined by our past? ix, 321. 

Jap., our, 425. 

Jeweler to ♦ i e, ii, 35; iii, 35,44; v, 10, 18j vii, 2, 106, (4-6); viii, 248; 
ix, (3-3), 29. 

Kansas Cit^, Mo., alumni chapter at, ix, 360. 

Kansas University. See University of Kansas. 

Kentucky Military Institute, chapter at, vi, 74, 76; vii, 70, 93, 190; ix, 
106, (3-10). 


Knox College, cliapter at» i, 41, 178; ii. 29; v, 93, 94, 145, 161, 169; vi, 

10, 129; vii, 106; viii, 247, 277, 330; ix, 33, 86, 161, (3-8), 204, 252, 260, 

378, 412; x, 190. 
Ladies, admission of, vii, 11. 
Lafayette College, chapter at, i, 42, 92, 146, 187; ii, 28, 58; iii, 6, 16, 22, 

37, 45, 70; iv, 20, 37, 53; v, 5, (1-2), 46, 119, 141, 160; vi, 10, 14, 38, 

62, 110. 158, 205; vii, 17, 51, 81. 114. 199, 254; viii, 38, 81, 193, 262, 

317; ix, 16, 72, 202, 242, 260, 346, 367, 390, 412; x, 22, 107, 127, 222, 

232, 314. 
Lawreoce University, chapter at, i. 68. 
Lehigh University, chapter at, ii, 21, 84. 
Libraries in chapters, ix, 171, 224. 
^' Lifting" among fraternities, ix, 221. 
Literary : 

Before the public, i, 56. 

Civilization, a few things touching our. See Convention, 1884, oration. 

Convention oration, 1875, i, 107. 

Ideals and their attainment, i, 2. 

King Sham and his subjects. See Convention, 1882, oration. 

Literature, our, i, 49. 

Michael Angelo, i, 14. 

Nashville, description of, ix, 3. 

Paris, i, 21, 69. 

Phi girl*8 letter, a. ii, 36. 

Quiet houFe, the, ii, 34. 

Responsibilities of educated men, the. See Convention, 1876, oration. 

Richmond, scenic and historic, vi, 178. 

Spain and her rebellious island, i, 9. 

Summer tour in Her Majesty's American dominions, a, i, 63. 
Literary exercises, i, 81 ; iv, 60; viii, 188. 
Literature, Phis in, v, 159. 
Lithographs of founders, x, 16. 
Lombard University, chapter at, iv, 28, 29; v, 3, 51, 93, 96, 117, 122, 145, 

161, 192; vi, 10, 64, 109, 161, 187, 207; vii, 56, 83, 128, 193, 276; viii, 

29, 52, 95, 151. 172, 187, 205, 278, 330; ix, 34, 86, 161, (3-8), 253, 283, 

346, 380, 421 : x, 43, 117, 158, 191. 
Looking toward Richmond, vi, 176. 

Louisville, Ky., alurani chapter at, iv, 28, 37, 44; v, 3; vi, 8, 124, 269. 
** Manual of Phi Delta Theta," x, 143, 202, 259, 278. 
Maysville, Ky., * A 9 reception at, vi, 82, 85. 
Membership, standard of, i, 59; iii, 38, 52, 65; iv, 1, 17; v, 61, 10'.>, 156; 

viii, 70, 256, 309. 
Memorabilia, vi, 2, 26, 100, 125; ix, 294. 
Men, not members, iv, 1. 8ee Membersliip, standard of. 
Mercer [Jniversitv, chapter at, i, 14'); ii, 59, (52; iv, 5, :5(), 89, 45, 72; v, 

53, 125, I4<), 172, 188, 197; vi, 11, 52, IKi, 165, 189, 213; vii, 79, 119, 

2()1 ; viii, 87, 143, 197, 208, 2(i8 ; ix, 77, 191, 245, 260, 2<>2, 372, 3tM), 401 ; 

X, 29, 109, 128, 184, 198, 2^4, 'm\. 
Miami Triad in Extension, the, x, HI". 
Miami Iniversily, x, II. 
Miami Universitv, chaj)ter at, i, 9S ; v, «) ; vi, 'J, -id, .")4, ">.'), 100, 12."); vii, 

V\ 24»;; ix, «:;-2Ti, 184, 'I'u, :;47. 4111; x, .*{, KJ, 48, .3:5, r.O, 89, ll:i, l.S.J, 

149, 157, 1<;7, 185, l>o;{, :?(>'.'. 
Michigan Agricultural College. See Slate Agricultural College of Michi- 
Michigan l^nivei>ity. See Inivcrsity of Michigan. 
MinneaiKtlis, Minn., alumni chapter at, x, 19"). 


Minnesota Univeraity. See Uniyereity of Minnesota. 

Miasion of ♦ A 6, yi, 25. See Phi Delta Theta, objects of. 

Misriflsippi Uniyersity. See Uniyeraity of Mississippi. 

Missouri TJniyersity, chapter at, ii, 28, 60 ; iii, 6 ; iy, 44, 45, 54, 72, 75; y, 

75, 123, 161, 169, 193; yi, 10, 18, 42, 65, 129, 135, 156; yu, 56, 64, 83, 

130, {4r-8), 192, 277 ; yiii, 34, 53, 96, 151, 205, 280, 332; ix, 35, 87, 192. 

285. 301, 381 ; x, 43, 11& 129, 153, 158, 192, 230, 272, 276. 
Model chapter report, x, 105. 
Monmouth College, chapter at, iy, 44, 52; y, 94, 161, 192; yi, 10, 114; yii, 

68, 83, 128, 197, 275 ; yiii, 51, 94, 150, 202, 203, 277, 330 ; ix, 32, (3-8). 
Montgomery, Ala., alumni chapter at, y, 4, (1-3), 54, 101 ; yi, 11, 93 ; yii, 

121. 200, 265. 
Moral principle of ♦ A G, y, 132. 

Mother chapter, our, y, 6. See Miami Uniyersity, chapter at. 
Motto of * A e, yii, 46. 
Mourning badge, adoption of, i, 86. 

Music inscribed to * A G^ i, 82, 154, 169 ; iii, 23 ; yiii, 219. 
Nashyille, Tenn., alumni diapterat, yi, 12, 44, 67; yii, 20, 121, 266; yiii, 

42 ; ix, V3-12, 32). 
National (jonyention. See Conyention. 
Nebraska University. See Uniyersity of Nebraska. 
New Mexico Phis, viii, 21, 24. 
New York, N. Y., alumni chapter at, vi, 133; ix, 148, (3-6), 169, 190; x, 

80, 131. 
New York City College. See College of the City of New York. 
Nomenclature of chapters, i, 123, 171; y, 2, 18; yii, (4-9; ix, 65, 216. 
North Carolina Uniyersity. See University of North Carolina. 
Northwestern Christian University. See Jiutler University. 
Northwestern University, chapter at, iv, 70, 73 ; v, 20 ; yii, (4-6, 25.) 
Novel something, a, vi, 82. 
Obituary : 

Barbour, L. L., i, 74. 

Batdoff, Z. C, yii, 212. 

Batley, R. G., v, 158. 

Chapman, J. N., iv, 59. 

Dodds, J. W., iv, 59. 

Du Pont, Charlton, ix, 195. 

Durfee, N. G., v, 157. 

Edson, E. D., iv, 19. 

Foote, O. R., vii, 8. 

Fuller, Emmett, i, 151. 

Gal lion, C. M., iii, 15. 

Godfrey, A. M., ix, 195. 

Greenman, T. M., x, 280 

Harwell, R. 8., v, 67. 

Herrick, G. R., x, 281. 

Hibben, Samuel, vi, 152. 

Holland, Philemon, Jr., x, 281. 

Howard, WUliam, i. 173, 1«1. 

Hulings, Forrest, x, 201. 

Johnston^ J. E., ii, 46. 

Jones, W. J., vi, 14. 

Kirkpatrick, A. C, vi, lOG. 

Lanier, I. A., iv, 19. 

Lay, B. M., vii, 210. 

Lee, Jason E., x, 202. 

Long, W. P., X, 281. 


Loudenback, Rolla, viii, 156. 
Ludinffton, C. E., vi, 157. 
Miller, J. M., vi, 153. 
Morffan, M. J., ii, 10. 
North. E. M., x, 130. 
Oljphant, W. V., v, 3, 
Orchard, J. C, vi, 32. 
Owen, H. E., v, 158. 
Parr, J. T., iv, 19. ^ 
Peggies, A. C, v, 67. 
Penn, W. T., X, 47. 
Pharr, J. R., viii, 154. 
Ramsdell, J. W., x, 201. 
Rice, N. L., vii, 92. 
Robinson, Stuart, vi, 32; vii, 65. 
Savage, W. R , vi, 106. 
Sayler, Frank, ix, 195. 
Somers, John, Jr., viii, 155. 
Strong, R. O., ii, t). 
Sulgrove, Leland, x, 130. 
Taylor,J. E., i,173, 189. 
Tavlor, W. P., vi, 106. 
Thomas, B. F., vi, 106. 
Thomson, H. R.. ix, 194. 
Woodberv, E. W., iii, 8. 
Objects of * A G. wSee Phi Delta Theta, objects of. 
Officers, general, those proper to select, vii, 14; ix, ^'o. 
Official Communications : 

Address of executive committee, 1879, iii, 52. 

From president of executive committee, iii, 10. 

F'rom secretarv of executive committee, v, (1-2). 

From Grand feanker, i, 48, 99, 141 ; ii, 26, 56, (3-12); iii, 61, 60 ; iv, 12, 

51,53, 70; v, 23. 
From historian, i, 168. 

Annual address of the general council, 1883, viii, 26, 32. 
From president general council, vii, 41, 179; viii, 135, 258; ix, 8, 67, 

(3-17), 183. 
From secretary general council, v, 44, 02; vi, 11, 105; ix, 184, 361; x, 

01, 103, 200, 303. 
From treasurer general council, v, 02, 137, 166; vi, 10, 157, 203; vii, 

41, (4-14); viii, 78,312; ix, 8, (3-10), 272; x, 321. 
From historian j;eneral council, v, 113; vii, 103, (4-16); viii, 258; ix, 

30, 13-21), 273, 340, 402; x, 177. 
From Alpha province president, 1880 2,* v, 137, 160; vi, t)0. 
From Alpha province president, lSb2-6,'' vii, 04; viii, 135; ix, (VS, (3- 

23), 18."), 27:J; x, 17, 177. 
From Beta province president, ls,s<)-2, v, 117; vi, 5, 130, lol. 
From P»et:i province president, ISS2-(i, viii, \'M\\ ix, (;>-24), 3(»1, 400; 

X, 178, 230. 
Frcm (ianmia province president, JsS(i-2. v, 04, KiO, 1^4; vi, 0, SI, 120, 

lol ; vii, (4-17). 
Frnin Gamma jtrovince pre^i<lent, ls>2-('>, vii, 170; viii, 70, 100; ix, (JS^ 

(3-2-")), 18.'); X, I7r., :J01. 
From Delta [>rf>vince prcsi<lent, ISSO-'J; v, 101; vi,0; vii, (4-I*h. 
From Delta province })resident, lss2-0, vii, O.M; viii, 34, 100, /;{-'jr>). 

"^ Sin<'«' IssjiIk' I'r.'v;Mc«-H have lui'l 'iii<r<iit \\\\\-^ Ii< m tti<i>-e !h«y hutl fntintho 


From Epsilon province president, 1880-2, v, 71, 162; vi, 9; viii, (4-20). 

From Epsilon province president, 1882-6, vii, 94 ; viii, 35 ; ix, 237 ; z, 
18, 178. 

From Zeta province president. 1882-6, vii, 63, 104, 179 ; viii, 36 ; ix, 68. 

From Eta province president, 1882-6, vii, 104, 179; viii, 34, 190; ix, 
(3-27), 186, 238. 

From the editor, ix, 68, 69, 363 ; x, 221. 

From the business manager, viii, 37, 191, 312 ; ix, 9, 69, 150, 209, 362, 
406; X, 221. 
Offlethorpe University, chapter at, i, 44 ; vii, 6; ix, 218, 400. 
Ohio, colleges and fraternities in, x, 65. 
Ohio Alpha's first trouble, v, 125. See Crisis of 1851, and convention of 

Ohio <fr A 6 Association. See State Associations. 
Phio State University, chapter at, vii, (4-5, 25), 181 ; viii, 35, 45, 91, 147, 

200, 273 ; ix, 28, 82, 159, 192, 203, 247, 260, 280, 301, 374, 390 ; x, 3:i, 

186, 269. 
Ohio University, chapter at, i, 144, 174; ii, 28. 57; iii, 12, 14, 29, 38, 45, 

61; iv, 15, 38, 62; v, (1-4), 48, 95, 117, 167, 191; vi, 5, 10, 36, 87, 197, 

207; vii, 80, 123, 200, 267; viu, 90, 199, 272, 325; ix, 80, 191, 247, 261, 

278,374; x, 268, 276, 310. 
Ohio Wesleyan University, chapter at, i, 35, 176 ; ii, 28, 62 ; iv, 4, 14, 21, 46, 

62, 73; V, 6, 3, 74, 117, 120, 190; vi, 5, 10, 16, 40, 64, 111, 135, 136, 185, 
197 ; vii, 18, 53, 80, 89, 122, 196, 266 ; viii, 42, 90, 209, 271 ; ix., 26, 80, 
261, 289, 344, 374; x, 32, 83, 113, 128, 185, 198, 266, 276. 

Old Oxonian addresses, x, 60. 

Once a Phi always a Phi, vii, 238. 

Opening session work, viii, 27. 

Opposition to Greek fraternities, iii, 2, 6. See Fraternities, opposition to. 

Our Jap., iv, 25. 

Pan-Hellenic conference, vi, 160, 183 ; vii, 43, (4-4), 147, 164, 230; viii, 77. 

Pennsylvania College, chapter at, i, 145, 169, 180; ii, 30; iii, 13, 21, 31, 47, 

63, 57 67, 69; iv, 5, 14, 21, 30, 45, 53, 61, 65, 71 ; v, (1-4), 47, 70, 72, 142, 
160, 1m, 189; vi, 10, 14, 86, 110, 135, lai, 205; vii, 17, 51, 77, 114, 195, 
199, 255; vui, 39, 81, 139, 193, 318; ix, 73, 243, 414 ; x, 23, 146, 223, 232. 

Pennsylvania University. See tjniversity of Pennsvlvania. 

Permanent fund, i, 141; ii, 65; iv, 12, 51, 57, 58, 68; v, (1-1), 14. 

Phi among the Aztecs, a, iv, 57. 

Phi Delta Theta, benefits of, iii, 33; iv, 10; vii, 3; ix, 395. 

Phi Delta Theta, duty toward, i, 59; v, 61, 155, 178, 179. 

Phi Delta Theta, extension policy of, i, 15; ii, 19 ; iii, 17, 58; iv, 2, 10, 41, 

42, 65, 66; v, 2; vi, 6, 77, 84, 103, 109; vii, 239; viii, 59, 60, 61, 132, 

170, 184; ix, 290; x, 61, 167, 221, 299. 
Phi Delta Theta, financial system of, iii, 60, 61, 65 ; iv, 51, 52, 57, 58, Q% ; 

V, (1-1), 14, 92, 137; vi, 134; vii, 179, 180; viii, 310; ix, 11. 
Phi Delta Theta, government of, i, 121, 128, 135, (3-2, 3) ; ii, 23, 54, (3-5,) 

8, 11); V, 4, 15; vii, 182; ix, 399. 
Phi Delta Theta, growth of, iii, 20 ; iv, 4, 71 ; v, 1, 60, 186 ; vi, 35, 62 ; vii, 

11, 107; viii, 76, 287, 338; ix, 63, (3-18) ; x, 174, 256, 297. 
Phi Delta Theta, objects of, i, 15, 61 ; iii, 10, 60; vi, 25. 
Phi letters, a few, v, 81. 
PhiPhun, vi, 11. 
Poetry and Song: 

Ad didonem pius j£neas. iii, 17. 

Ad teme angelam, i, 8. 

After •' Hiawatha," iii. 83. 

All shall be well, iii, 25. 


Between two, iii, 49. 

Blind Bartimeus, ii, 38. 

Blithelj we sin^, ix, 308. 

Blue eyes, iv, 5 < . 

Cantos Fratemitatis, vi, 82. 

College widow, a, iv, 1. 

Convention leaflet, a, v, (1-1). 

Damon and Pythias, yi, 193. 

Dear brothers of the mystic bond, vi, 49. 

Dear chapter, hail! ix, 1. 

Death of Queen Elizabeth, the, iii, 57. 

Delta brothers, ix, 268. 

Der eichwald, i, 51.. 

Donaldson. See Convention poem, 1876. 

Du hist wie eine Blume, iv, 49. 

Emory College, vi, 1. 

£mory College and Oxford apostrophized, iii, 17. 

Fluctus, iv, ^. 

Gayly. Phi Troubadours, v, 179. 

Good-by, iv, 71, 

Here 's a health to them that 's awa', v, 110. 

Hurrah for the Phis! viii, 165. 

In memoriam, i, 157, 

Infelicissime, ii, 33, 55. 

Isle of yore, the, vii, 89. 

Jolly Phis, ix, 267. 

Lesson from nature, a, ix, 334. 

Life, i, 153. 

MissK)uri Alpha's Picnic, viii, 334. 

Musing, vii, 1. 

My mother, iii, 41. 

Now and then, i, 7. 

Ode to Phi Delta Theta, vi, 25. 

On leaving school, iii, 65. 

Our nationality, ix, 49. 

Our William goat, vi, 73. 

Parting centennial song, ii. 79. 

Past, present and future. See Conventions, 1884, poem. 

Phi Delta Theta, ix, 309. 

Phi Delta Theta, the, i, 55; vii, 2 '6. 

Phi Delta Theta opening song, vi, 54. . 

Phi Delt's chivalry, viii, 221. 

Phi dreams, vi, 123. 

Phi ^eeting, a, ix, 250. 

Poetic triad, a, v, 1. 

Professor, nothing more, iii, 49. 

Provoking, i, 156, 

Sabbath mom, iv, 33. 

Senior's farewell, the, ix, 307. 

Silence, iii, 33. 

Soli vagus, ii, 1, 

Strangers once, brothers now, v, 177. 

Sunland. See Conventions, 1880, poem. 

Sword and shield, the, ix, 355. 

That naughty Greek girl, iv, 41. 

The Scroll, iv, 65. 

Three-cent stamp, the, viii, 57. 


Trio, &, iv, 9. 

Two rivBiB. See CoDTention poem, 1878. 

Unentititled pieces, i, 101; iii, 67; it, 66; vi, ! 

United in the Bond, ir, 17. 

We are a. Bet of jolt; acampa, 1, 16C. 

With thee alone, iv "' 

PortraitaofPhis, J.W. Foster, vii, 136; Bern. HarriMin, vii, 206; J. CS. 

Blftckbnrn, viii, 221 ; W. F. Vilaa, ii 267. 
Preparalorr Btudenle, initiUion of, vi, M; vii, 187 ; ii, (3-3). 
PriocetoD, Phis at, iii, 22. 

Printing the o 

Private correapondenoe, iii, 3S. See Correspondeooe between chspten. 

Programme for proviaoe conventioii, x, 277. 

ProgresB, viii, 297. 

Prominent memben, vii, 8, 124. 

Prononciation of * A 6, vii, 45, (4-7), 

Province aaeociations, It, 272. 

Alpha province, 1S82-6, z, 141, 180, 298. 

Beta province, 1880-2, vi, 130, 151, 182, 193, 197; vii, 3. 

Delia province, 1882-6, viii, 300 ; x, 239, 282, 287. 

Epsilon province, 1880-2, v, 71; »i, 9, 83, 34, 49, 51, 01, 67; vii, 6. 

Epsilon province, 1882-6, vii, 176, 183; ii, 357; i, 290. 
Province convention, programme for, z, 277. 
Provinces, arraDgeroenl of, vii, 5, 43, (4-24), 
"Psi Upailon Epitome," review of, i, 226, 297. 

Pnrdne case, the, vi, 13, 201 ; vii, 58, 75, 142. Bee Fraternities, l^^l slatni. 
Qualifications to be considered in selecting a Phi, iv, 17. See Hembenhip. 
Randolph Macon UoU^e, chapter at, i, 43; iii, 11, 22, 52; iv, 22; v, 68; vi,8, 

10, HT; vii, 78, 117, (4-3, 6), 257; viii, 26, 84, 142, 266; U, (3-26); 


iv, 66, See reestablishment of dead chap- 

of, I, 190. 
Reddig testimonial, vii, 64. 
Redu(»d prices from book-dealers, v, 15, 166. 
Reestablishment of dead chaptere, iv, 10, 41, 66; v, 2. See Phi Delta 

Theta, extension policy. 
Rejected colleges, v, 4; vi, 11; ii, 106, (3-6, 8); x, 18. 
Relntion of Fra(«rnitj to country, iii, 42. 
Religion in the Fralemily, vi, 146. 

Reminliicencee of an old Indiana alpha boy, vi, 101, 121, 147, 166, 172. 
Reports, annual, v, 90, 115. 
"Requested to resign," ii, 219. 
Richmond, Va., alumni chapter at, iii, 22; iv, 29; vi, 8, 10, 92; vii, 132, 

(4-1, 3, 30), 202, 257, 269. 
Richmond College, chapter at, i, 168; ii, 27, 28; iii, 6, 15, 37, 52, 64, 62. 

70; iv, 15, 61, 71; v, 6^ 97, 117, 124, 147, 166, 194; vi, 8, 10, 20, 91. 163, 

177,189; vii, 117,(4-1, 30), 195; ix, 20, 42. (3-26), 191,277; x, 146,239. 
Ritual i, sap. 1; ii, sup. 11; iii, 14, 18, 20, 22, 35, 67; iv, 58; v, 15, 16, 

17,69; viii, Ifl. 
Roanoke College, chapter at, 1, 42, 183; iii, 11, 39; iv, 6, 14, 22. 30, 47; v, 

6; vi, 7, 10, 177, 210; vii, 6, 14, 79, 116, 257, vui, 84, 141, 265, 321 ; ii, 

76, (3-25), 244, 261, 368, 407; x, 72, 82, 263, 306. 
Scroll, the, i, 1, 16, 19, 32, 80, B9, 127, 130, 140, 141, 154, 169, 166, 168, 171, 

173; ii, 20, 23, 53, 87, (3-10); iii, 5, 12,28, 36, 60; iv, 4, 52. 65. 66, 70; 

V, (1-1, 3), 13, 18, IS, ai, 28, 30, 71. 163 vi, 10, 34, 108, 133, 164; vii. 


2, 16, 43, 4S, M, 69, 70, 72, 104, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 132, (4-9, 10 
29), 166, 180, 183, 187, 188, 218, 224, 237, 249, 263; viii, 22, 25, 32, 80, 
185,191,226,265,310; ix, 10, 160, (:J-10, 11), 213,236;517: i, 14, 103, 
220, 327. 

Secrecy in relatioa to (ocieties, iii, 33. See Frat«niitiee, Mcrecj of. 

" Secret (oweiy system," review of, »ii, 97, 106. 

Settlemenl with Grand Banker, vii, 48, 71, 95, 108, (4-6, 26), 164; ix, 
(3-31). w, , , 

Sigma Chi at NorthweBlern (review of " historr of Omega ChapUr''), ii, 

" Society of the Phi Delta Theta," x, 5, 60. 

Some qualifications to be considered in selecting a Phi, iv, 17. See Mero- 


1876, i, 170; ii, 

1882, V, (1-2); ' 

1886, ix, (3-9|; I, Hi 
Songs of <» A 6, Iv, 9, 44. 
South, ♦ A e in, iii, II ; iv, 42; ix, 
SoQthCarolinaColl^e, chapter at. Vii, uo, no, ^i-u, i.ti, ^u-, «. 

142, 196, 267, 322; ix, 21, 76, 155, (3-t) 245, 261, 370, 390; : 

183, 214, 263, 276. 
South Carolina ^ A 6 Association. See Slate Aseociatiuns. 

Southwestern University, chapter at, x, 292, 300. 

" Spiking," the art of, ix, 319. 

" Star of Empire, the," viii, 2-52. 

Slate AKricnlturalCollei^ of Michigan, chapter at, i, 41, 93, 143, ITS; ii, 

2:1, on. t-3; iii, 11, ;!1, ai,{;2, (III; iv,6, 23, 4.5, 64; V, 5, 75, 123, H6, 161, 

170,1113; vi, 11,42. !39, 102; vii, 8, 16, 127, 19», 273; viii, 36, 50, 276; 

i:., e6,37(i; x, 40, 271, 
Stnle AasocialioQs, iii, (i8; iv, 60; v,_71, 93, 94, 105 ; vi, 9, 11 ; ix, 272. 

Alaliania, v, 71, vi, 13; viii, 20; ix, 13. 

Illinois, V, J3S, 140, 161, 183: -vi, .17. 

Indiana, 366; iv, 59; v, (l-2\ 16.^; vi, 203; viii, 299. 

Texas, v, 116, 141; vi, 13j, 157; vii, 110; x, 137. 

Georgia, v, 71, 116, 1116; vi, 34. 

Soulli Carolina, x, 140. 

Florida, X, 247. 
State Universitv of Iowa, chanter at, vi, 12!), ];W, 139, 163, IKrt, 2u!»; vii, 

56,131, 190, 279; viii, 34, 153.208, 283, :«7; ix, 3S, 89, 204, 2.'>5; x, 

l-i5, 1.58, 274, 27(;, 318. 
State rt. White, vi, 201. See Piinhie rase. 
SlatiHticsof attendant membership, I8»^6, ix, -102. 
Swing, David, fraternity flatus of, ii, 2, 24; vi, 3, 36, 'i'l. 
Table of consanguinity, vi, S2. 
Tennessee lleta's House, x, W. 
Teius A' A (I Association. S>... Siaic .\^<i" i;itiniis 
Texas UniverKity. See l"iiivi']>i[v of Ti>.\:l>,. 
That chapter, ix, 167. 
Tillesof olficcrs,iv, 58; vii, Li 
Tu alumni cs|>ci.'iully, viii. III). 
Too progressive, v, 107, l:ii|. 

Transferring and expunging', ix, 21';. See Nniiicurliitiiro i>r iliiij.ter,-. 
Trinity ColleRe, clinpter at, iii, 7, II, l."i, i-1. :\<\, 3s, 4.V :a. 711; iv, li', Z\, 

Tl: V, l;il;"vi, 1(1, vii, (4-'.i). 
Trinity l"niversity,rhaj>Ii.Tal, iii, 7, 11. 1.'., -J-J, :;l, -|.\ i::l; iv, :il>, :!!, N. 


46, 63, 73; v, 54, 77, 117, 126, 150, 173, 198; vi, 11, 21, 45, 52, 142, 166; 

Tit, 63, 65, 08, 120, 19H, 249, 263; riil, 26. 
True fralemity ide^ the, \\, 132. 
Unmimit; in chapter life and resalt of diecord, vii, 184. See Chapter 

Untmswered Question, ao, viii, 222; ix, 43, 205. 

UniOD College, viii, 134, 138, 192, 260, 316; ix, 71, 241, 3S6; i, 106, 181. 
Universitj of Alabama, chapter at, iii, 6, 11, 15, 23; riii,61;ix, 13,22,77, 

156, 246; i, 8, 15, 109, IS, 264, 278. 
University of California, chapter at, i, 147, ITO, 185; ii, 31, 61, 82; t, 22; 

vii. 156, 223, 226, 294; i. 174, 175, 275, 276, 297, 319. 
UDiveTsit; of Chicago, chaplsr at, v, 22; vii, 10, 12. 
University of Georgia, chapter at, iii, 5, II, 15, 20, 21, 46, 47; " "" 

53, 99, 148, 196; vi, 11,45, 62, 92, 141, 212; vii '" "° "'- 

85, 196, 267, 322; ii, 21, 76, l.Vi, 202, 277, 301, i 

82,147,157,183,198, 224. 
University of lodiaoa. See Indiana University. 
Univeraity of loira. See Stale University of lov: 
University of Kanus, chapter at, v, 22; ' 

280; viii, 34, 54, 98, 162, 206, 336; ii, 3i 

343, 383; i, 44, 83, 153, 158, 193, 316, 
Dniversityof Michigan, chapter at, i, 83; iii, 8, 12, 15,21; iv, 36, 44; r, 

22; vii, 12- . . 
Univereilj of Michigan, fraternities at, vii, 214. 
University of Minnesota, chapter at, iii, 23, 67; vi, 7, 33, 34, 43, 90, 115, 

139, 187; vii, 132, 1G6, 280; viu, 34, 98, 154, 208, 294; ix, 39, 193, 204, 

266,287; x, 46, 120,129. 
University of Misaimippi, chapter at, iu, 7, 11, 22, 38, 55, 70; iv, 23, 44, 

60; V, 54, 77, 100, 126, LW, 163. 173, 188, 198; vi, II, 45, 52. 68, 117, 

142, 166, 19*1: vii, SO, 120. 194, 262; viii, 88. 146, 198, 270, 324; ix, 78, 

156, 203, 24i;. :17-J; ,, 7:!, Si. 147, 167 185, 226, 307. 
University of MLi«.<iirL. See Missouri University. 
Univeisily of Xebrasha, chapter at, iii, 35; iv, 52; viii, 134, 152, 207, 281, 

336; ix, 37, 88, 162, 193, 204, 265, 343; x, 45, 79, 119, 129, 154, 158, 194, 

University of North Carolina, chapter at, ix, 330, 331. 369, 390; x, 27, 108, 

127, 182. 
Univereitv of Ohio. See Ohio University and Ohio Stale Universitv. 
Universily of I'enneylvauia, chapter at,*.vii, (4-5, 26), 164; viii, «3, 141, 

264; ii, (3-7), 189, 202; x, 240, 262, 805. 
University of South Carolina. See South Carolina College. 
University of Texas, chapter at, viii, 56, 88, 144, 198,270,324; ix. 23, 78, 

(3-25), 340, 411 ; i, 30, 110, 128, 148, 157, 264, 308. 
Universitv of the South, chapter at, vii, 46. (4-5, 25), 165, 265; viii, 90, 

271 ; ii. 26, 79, 158, (3-26), 373, 390; x, 31, 74, 96, 214, 309. 
University of ^'ermont, chapter at, iv, 4, 13, .31, 46, 62; v, 6, 3, 46, 63, 72, 

118,141,160,189; vi, 10, 18,37,86,135,158,205; vii, 77, 114, 200,2.>4; 

viii, 137, 192. 259. 315; ii, 14, 71. 152, 18.1. 190, 201, 206, 241, 260. 273, 

293, 366; x, 21, 69. 82, 144. 157, 180, 261. 276. 
Univeisity of Vir^nia, chapter at, iii, 7, 11, 15. 30. 38, 54, 61 ; iv, 22, 38, 

53; V. (1-4), 97, 170, 194; vi, 7, 10, 43, -VA 90, 140, 164, 177; vii, 78, 117, 

194,257; viii, 83, 142, 194, 266,321; ii, Itl, 75, (3-7, 24), 191, 202, 339, 

369; X, 26, 146. 
University of Wisconsin, x, 247. 
Universitv of Wisconsin, chapter at, iv, 36, 44, 45, 61; v. 5, 3,13,96, 123, 

101, 170, 193; vi, 10, 19, 66, 90. 115. 162, 208; vii, 19, 55. 105, 129, 192. 

277; viii, 96, 151,206,279,331; ix, 34,86, (3-B), 192,204, 229, 284, 381; 

X. 78, 118, 129, 192, 213, 272, 3l5. 


University of Wooater, chapter at, i, 84, 89, 148, 179; ii, 29, 56, 58; iii, 14, 

80, 37, 53, 54, 69; iv. 6, 21, 63, 70, 74; v, 117, 167; vi. 5, 10, 41, 112, 
197, 207; vu, 18, 54, 81, 123, 191, 268; viii, 43, 91, 146, 272, 325; ix, 27, 

81, 191, 203, 262, 272, 279, 341, 355, 415, 421; x, 33, 75, 150, 157, 241. 
yT n/»of iQTj work IV 70 

Vanderbilt Univereity, chapter at, 1, 174; ii. 31; iii, 6, 11, 15, 21, 23, 30, 

36, 87, 43, 55, 60, 70; iv, 6, 54, 55, 71, 74; v, 6, 52, 98, 125, 147, 194; 

vi. 8, 10, 21, 43, 52, 91, 140, 156, 210; vii, 52, 120, 190, 196, 263, 281; 

viii, 25, 41, 64, 76, 89, 144, 198, 209, 270; ix, 24, 79, 9?, 102, 150, 166, 

(3-12, 32), 187, 278, 301, 373, 390^ 407: x, 31, 73, 110, 2 26, 294, 299, 308. 
Vermont Univereity. See University of Vermont 
Very obedient lodge, a, iii, 20. 
Virginia Military Institute, chapter at, iii, 11, 15, 22, 47; iv, 22. 47, 61; 

V, 76, 147; vi, 10, 20, 66, 140, 164, 188; vii, 42, 61, 132, (4-5), 268; viii, 

195; ix, (3-25), 289, 300; x, 239. 
Virginia University. See Univereity of Virginia. 
Voice from Carolina, v, 134. 
Wabash College, chapter at, i, 1, 4^, 175; iii, 13, 29, 47, 53, 69; iv, 6, 13, 29, 

63; V, 49, 117, 121, 143, 166, 137, 207; vii, 21, 54, 125, 271 ; viii, 48, 148, 

274, 327; IX, 30, 83, 159, 203, 249, 260, 281, 390; x, 36, 75, 116, 229, 

232, 311. 
Washington, D. C, alumni chapter at, viii, 286: ix, 175. 
Washington and Jefferson College, chapter at, i, 169; iii, 13, 22, 39, 46, 

63; iv, 7, 38, 75; v, 22, 117, 119, 142, 160, 189; vi, 10, 15, 38, 63, 111, 

136, 206 ; vu, 18, 115, 255; viii, 140, 263, 318 ; ix, 17, 73, (8-7), 190, 202, 

243, 275, 300, 338, 367 ; x, 23, 108, 197, 223. 
West, * A e in, iv, 42 ; vii, 239. 
Westminster ColWe, chapter at, iv, 60, 75; v, (1-2), 10, 122, 146, 161, 169; 

vi, 10, 19, 42, 65, 90, 114, 138, 183, 208; vii, 19, 83, 130, 278 ; viii, 34, 

53, 96, 151, 280, 335; ix, 35, 88, 192, 204, 254, 285, 30i, 383; x, 119, 

193, 273, 276, 316, 320. 
What are we working for, and how are we accomplishing our object? iii, 17. 

See Phi Delta Theta, objects. 
When to pledge, vii, 187. 
Williams College, chapter at, x, 175, 180. 
Wisconsin Univereity. See Univereity of Wisconsin. 
Wofford College, chapter at, iii, 36, 44, 46, 62, 69 ; iv, 13, 22, 30, 39, 62 ; v, 

3, 53, 171, 196 ; vi, 11, 44, 62, 67, 115, 141, 165, 189, 210; vii, 79, 118, 

258; viii, 41, 85, 322; ix, (3-7). 
Wooster Univereity. See Univereity of Wooster. 



In this index references are omitted where chapter letters aK 
signed "Reporter," where convention roinuteB are signed by the 

E resident and secretary, and where committee reports are signed 
y several persons. Where a nom At ^hanc is used, or only 
initials, the fiiU name, if known, is eiven. It b suggeeted tb^ 
in future, editors of the Scroll shall publish fuU^namea ap- 
pended to all contributions. The same explanations with regard 
to pagination furnished at the head of the list of titles and sub- 
jects should be observed in consulting this index. 

Abbott, Hi a, vii, 280; viii, 98. 

Alexander, W. J., U, 25, 28, 58. 

Allen, E. P., vi, 118, 141, 185; ix, 76. 

Allen, T. W., x, 106, 181. 

" Alamnus," iii, 42. 

"Alumnus" (W. B. Palmer), vii, 121; Tiii, 142. 

Amsden, W. M., T, 168, 192. 

Anderson, A. E., viii, 162. 

Andenon, J. P., vi, G3, 111. 

Anderson, L. B., x, 78, 118, 192, 272, 315. 

Anderson, T. &, vui, 221 ; ix, 81, 279, Ml, 355, 415; s, 33. 

Andreire, Olenn, viii, 20; ix, 13, 190. 

Annis, F. J., i, 150. 

Armatrong, A. F., iii, 13, 29. 

Armstrong, 8. P., viii, 199, 272, 325. 

Aiutin, F. H., iii, 8. 

Aydelolt, A. Y., iv, 74. 

"Baby Phi," iu. 57. 

Bsilev, J. P., viii, 90. 

Baily, C. P., vi, 145; vii, 77, 114, 200; usiatant editor numbers 5-7 of vol. 

Baily, L. H., iv, 09. 

Bwrd, W. E., vii, 97, 136, J5I ; viii, 118; ix, 290. 

Baker, Charles, vii, 12T, 199, 274. 

Ball, W. W., is, 245; k, 108, 140, 183, 263. 

Bsllagb, KabeH, i, 155 ; ii, 29. 

BantB, Ciiarles, iii, 0, 13, 29, 54, 71 ; iv, 0, 21, 33, 60, 72; v (1-4) ; vii, 127. 

Banla, D. D., v, 67 ; vi, lOI, 121, 147, 172. 

Banta, Oeorse, iii, .^5 ; iv, 18; biuinesa manager, numbers 1-3 of vol. iiL 

Barfield, J. 8., ii, 53. 

Barker, W. E., iv, 23. 

Barr, M. W., viii. 141. 

Barrs, J. M„ v, 42, 71, 162; vi, 9, 33; vii, (4-20); viii, 225. 

Bartley, D. P., vii, 83, 130. 278. 

Baskerville, T. H., associate editor vol. x. 

BasBel^ C. P., vi, 60; vii, 94; viii, 83, 136, 138, 171, 313; ix, 68, (3-23), 

184, 361 ; X, 61, 103, 299, 303. 
Bassett. E. G., Jr.. vii, 79. 119. 
Bates, W. O., I, 95; ii, 65; editor fraEernit; department vol. i. ; editor 


Battle, J. K., iv, 5, 39, 46, 72. 

Beckett, C. H., vii, 147. 

Beckwith, C. M., yii| 7. 

Bell, H. W., viii, 315; ix, 14, 71, 152, 206, 241, 273, 366. 

Benschoten, J. W., ix, 80, 289. 

Bergstresser, F. A., v, 5. 

Beverlej, J. B., iii, 22, 47. 

«Biancu8,"iii, 21. 

Bigley, R. O., vi, 15, 40, 64, 111, 136, 185; assistant editor numbers 2-7 of 

vol. vii. 
Black, W. P., i, 99, 101. 
Blackburn, J. C. S., v, 82. 
Blakey, G. D., vii, 78. 
Blaine, J. G., vi, 57. 
Blair, B. P., x, 44, 153. 
Blair, E. S., vi, 38, 63, 86, 111, 159, 185, 206. 
Blanding, L. C, ix, (3-30). 
Boaz, Charles, iii, 7 ; iv, 10, 38, 55, 74 ; assistant business manager, number 

3 of vol. iii. 
Boddie, J. T., assistant business manager vol. viii. 
Bohn, H. R., x, 32, 74, 309. 

Bonhara, Scott, iv, 14, 21, 46, 73; v, 117; vi, 5, 130, 151, 182. 
Booker, W. E., x, 109, 264. 
Boone, W. J., viii, 43, 91, 146, 272, 325; ix, 27. 
Boteller, W. I., i, 180. 
Bowers, £dgar, ix, 368. 
Bowling, L. F., iv, 22. 
Bowman, Ira, ix, 67. 
Boyd, J. W., V, 180. 

Bradfute, O. E., viii, 92, 147, 274; ix, 29. 
Brandon, C. M., viii, 59. 
Brantley, W. G., iv. 15. 
Brents, J. M., vii, 120. 
"Brick" (J. B. Pomeroy), i, 154. 
Bridges, .1. B.. viii, 94. 149, 201, 275, 329; ix, 32. 
Brjcrham, L. AV., x, 117, 191, .314. 
Bristol, O. S., iv, 54. 
Bristow, L. L., ii, 30, 59; iii, 61 ; v, 82. 
Britt, ('. A., vi, 123. 
Brown, II. U., iv, 31, 39, 45, 62, 71, 73; v, 179; vii, 41, (55, 93, 179; viii, 

32, 1.35, 2-')S, 275; ix, S, (17, (3-17), 1S3. 
r.rown, II. W., iv, 23. 
Krown, J. R, ix, SO, Kil, 252, 37S, 412. 
Brown, J. K., vii, IS, .53, 80, 122, I'.HJ, 2ljt;; viii, 209. 22S; ix, 222; x, 55, 

l<i7, 250, 'J.59, 20(), 287. 
Bn.wne, W. D., iii, 22, 31, 38. 
I>rvan, George, vii, 202; ix, 7 ,131. 
r,iiclKinan, IJ. F., viii, 13<i; ix, 19, (3-21). 
Buckstafi; (J. A., x, 247. 
Bulla, G. M., iii, 7; v, 134. 
Bullitt, T. W., i, 107; v, 84. 
Bundy, W. E., ix, SO, 247, 278, 307, 374; x, 239. 
Burrus, P. H., vi, 45, 92. 
Bvrnes, W. J., x, I'JO. 
" C. " v 61. 
Caldwell, E. P., ix, .3f). 
Calhoun, W. L., v, 85. 


C«ll»Juui, R. H., TiU, 43, 90, 271 ; ii, 26. 

C&llawaT, Joseph, r, (1-3), 64, 99, 149, 172. 

Callender, E. P., x, 71, 107, 145, 194. 

Campbell, W. D., iii, 7, 46, 63, 70; v, 7, 18. 

Carey, W. H., ii, 72, 367 ; i, 22. 

Cwney, E. F., vi, 207. 

Carney, H, C, iv, 14, 30, 45, 53, 73; ti, 67; ii, 14 

CarpeDter, i. B. ii, 86, 161, 2&3, 283, 380; i, 43. 

CarpentOT, S. W., i, 72, 156. 

Carver, S. A. W., vii, 19, 278. 

Case, J. A., vu, 210. 

Case, W. W., Tiii, 40, 82, 140, 194, 263, 319;lii, 1 

CalchiDg, J. M., lii, 55, TO. 

Chace, B. T., vUi, 206. 

ChalkUy, C. H., lii, 22; ir, 29; vi, 92; vii, 132. 

Chalkley, Lyman, iii, 62, 71 ; i, 161 ; ri, 7, (4-19 

Chambers,*. H.,T, 182. 

Charitt, a B., iv, 5, 23. 

Cheney, OilL vii, 52. 

Childs, J. H., 1, 135. 

Chiirchill,£. J.,ix,SS,162,2&5,343,399; i, 45. 

CUppk F. H., X, 31, 60, 144, 180, 261. 

ClariL H. W^ I, 43, 118, 153, 192, VO, 272. 

Clongh, W. E^ «, ll;4, 149, 185, 309. 

Clngttou, P. H., vii, 94; viii, 35. 

CoffiDWi, a. W., viii, 3.14; ix, 267. 

Colaw, J. M.,T, 120,190. 

Collias, A. P., viii, 60. 

Colliiu, D. E., ii, 146. 

Cone, G. W,, iii, 6; iv, 65; x, 339. 

Cook, a M., ix, 88, 162, 265, 343, 383. 

Copeliod, M. L., viii, 267, 322; ix, 21. 

Colnvo. T. T., Jr., ix, 147. 

Cowles, Gardner, vi, 6,7, 90, 162, 209. 

Crews, J. E,, V, 51, 75, 122, 144; vi, 17, 41, 1)3. 

Crissinger, D. R,, viii, 44, 199, 272, 326; ii, 27. 

Criawell, J. W., vi, 41. 

Crouse, T. L., x, 23, 146. 223. 

Culver, T. M., ii, 74, 154, 244. 

Davenport, J. W.. viii, 163. 337. 

Davidson, D. R., ix, (3-31). 

Davidson, 3. E.. ix, 32, 86, 16^ 251, 377; x, 40. 

Damon, R. S., i, 34, 114, 228. 

Day, F. B- iii, 13, 23, 29, 37, 46, 63, 66; iv, 7; vi, 

deSolo, Sidvador, iv, 2-5, 33, 49; v, 84. 

de Steiguer, Q. E., vii, S67. 

Deering, Waller, ix, 79, 156. 

"DeltaGainmB,"ui, 25. 

Dttimaii, M. A^ iv, 7, 38, 75. 

Devoe, F. H., Jr., i^7^ 153. 

Dewey, Melvil, ix, 171. 

Dewing, A. A., v, 82. 

Dickey, J. H., ix, 225. 

Dickinson, J. T., iii, 37, 54; iv, 6, 15, 30, 47,'61. 

DoDahower, William, x, 46. 

Donaldson, Newton, iii, 1.3, 22, 39, 46, 63. 

Donnell, T. C, iv, 5. 


BooUtell, C. a, ix, 144. 

Dortch, J. EL, ui, 6, 16, 21, 30, 33; iv, 17. 

Dovmer, C. A., x, 181, 240. 

Drane, F. N., iv. S3; v, 54, 77, 141. 

IHidley, J. T., viii, 85. 

Dahry, J. H., ix, 89. 

Dakes, R J., vui, 48, 148, 274, 327; ix, 30. 

Dalanej, W. L., v, 81. 

Donwody, H. F., yiii, 85, 196, 267, 322. 

DaPont, Charlton, iii, 21, 46. 

Dyer, A. R.. i,68. 

Dysinger, Holmes, iii, 57, iy, 65. 

Eccles, 8. B., v, 143. 

Edwaids, £. F., iii, 45. 

Edwards, £. J., yi, 18. 

Edwards, J. R., i, 175. 

Elliott, B. K., yii, 30; ix, 145. 

Ellis, Alston, y, 6. 

Elmore, B. F., y, 197 ; yi, 21 ; ix, 22, 245. 

Enright, E. A., iy, 62; y, 41; yi, 13, 135, 158, 205. 

" Enyap," yu, 2. 

" Eurand," ix, 1 13. 

Eyans, W. E., ii, 9. 

Exigous, A. W., ii, 1. 

Eyster. C. M., iii, 21. 

Fairchild, Lee, yui, 52, 95, 151, 2)5. 

Fehr, H.. ix, 86, 284. 381. 

Felder, T. B., Jr., vii, 118, 259. 

Fesler, Bert, x, 115, 151, 187, 320. 

Fesler, J. W., vii, 55, 82, 126, 271; yiii, 49, 94, 201, 328. 

Field, Eugene, yii, 135; yiii, 57. 

Fiery, S. V., ix, 277. 

Findfley, W. T., viii, 54, 98, 152, 336. 

Finley, Quitman, viii, 144. 

Fithian, Frank, iv, 54. 

Fitzgerald, D. B., vi, 17, 88, 160.' 

Fitzpatrick, Alva, iii, 46, 53, 70; iy, 13, 39, 46, 75; y, (1-3); yii, 121, 

20<), 265. 
Fleming, J. D., i^ 90, 176. 
Fletcher, D. U., ix, 147. 
Fletcher, J. D., ix, 75, 339, 369; x, 26. 
Flickinger, S. J., ii, 30. 
Force, J. R., x, 79, 119, 154, 194. 231, 274. 
Foster, A. G., ii, 30, 60, 83; iii, 3, 25, 49; iv, 1, 9, 57, 67, 68; v, (1-3), 33, 

110, 141, 156; vi, 37, 73, 82, 96, 124, 201, 203; yiii, 21; ix, 146. 
Foster, C. A., vi, 19, 37; vii, 41, 178; yiii, 78, 312; ix, 8, (3-19), 272; x, 

Foster, J. W., vi, 57. 
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