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Alpha Province Convention 116 

Alumni Chapters, Three New 825 

Alumni Day, Seventh Annual '^09 

American Pan-Hellenic Society, The 281 

Annual Report of the H. G. C. 33 

Atlanta and Phi Delta Theta 226 

Badges, Concerning 288 

Banquet to Judge Woods 87 

Chapter House Question, The 328 

College Annuals 12 

College Man in Politics, The 31 

Dartmouth, Kchoes from 326 

Field, Eugene HI 

Field, Eugene, Selections from the Poems of.. 209 

Fraternity Spirit % . . - , 92 

Gamma Province Convention. . r .,. - . . . • i 224 

Harsh Memorial Hall. .•.;..•...':• •;•• j 8 

Harvard, Phi Delta Thcta^t.. :' i^;! :: » 110 

Historical Review of Scroll, Volumes XI to OCX, inclusive 406 

Indiana Phis, Annual Convention of 832 

Lyric Monologue (Poem).. . ^. .. ^.. ^^. ^ j 7 

Membership Table of the fraternity to 08 ^ - , 3H 

Memory ( Poem ) .':"*.: 109 

Metropolitan Phis . . .' 222 

Music — A Sonnet 243 

New York Epsilon, The ;iSO 

Ohio Beta, The Record of 103 

Ohio Gamma, Annual Banquet of 28 

Ohio Wesleyan University 93 

Scroll, Historical Review of. Volumes XI to XX 406 

Senatorial Contest, The Kentucky 297 

Sigma Chi Quarterly, An Open Letter to the Editor of 302 

Singing in God's Acre, The (Poem) 91 

Sorrow's Secret (Poem) 11 

Star-rise ( Poem ) 182 

The Voice of Years ( Poem ) 297 

Woods, Banquet to Judge Wm. A 87 

Departments — 

Chapter Correspondence 51 , 122. 250, 8:39 

Editorials 44. 119, 244, :^^6, ."Sis 

Haberdashery 40.240 

Initiates 522 

Items of Interest 77, IW. 8ll8 

Official Communications 48, 249 

Personals 71,18:^,886 

Pot-Pourri 81, 196. 2S7. 899, 51H 


Alpha Province Convention Group 117 

Bennett, Claude N., [Kmuni, 'KS) 288 

"Bijou," I 'lates from * 18-19 

Blackburn, Hon. J. C. S., ( Centre, '57 1 297 

Bloomington, Illinois, Resident Phis of, With IlUinois Epsilon 
Boyle, Saint John, (On/rf, Ni6) 297 

Brandon, Morris, ( VaudtrbiU '84 i 225 

Cox, I. J., (7>aWm(^^///*, 'IK)) :^29 

Davies, W. W., [yorth Carolina, '91 ) 2:^3 

Elkin, Dr. W. S., (r€?*//v, '79) 227 

Felder, T. B., {Geonjia, '85 ) 229 

Field, Eiigene, (Mimmri, 72) 91 

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Alpha Province Convention 116 

Alumni Chapters, Three New 82*5 

Alumni Day, Seventh Annual I^i> 

American Pan-Hellenic Society, The 281 

Annual Report of the H. G. C. 83 

Atlanta and Phi Delta Theta 226 

Badges, Concerning 238 

Banquet to Judge Woods. 87 

Chapter House Question, The 328 

College Annuals 12 

College Man in Politics, The 81 

Dartmouth, Kchoes from J:^26 

Field, Eugene Ill 

Field, Eugene, Selections from the Poems of 209 

Fraternity Spirit , . ^ , ... , i>2 

Gamma Province Convention. - i. - . . i 224 

Harsh Memorial Hall . • . / \ *:' ] 8 

Harvard, Phi Delta Theta '^t,::,; ;;i *-: » 110 

Historical Review of ScrolL; Volumes XI to OCX, inclusive 406 

Indiana Phis, Annual Convention of 832 

Lyric Monologue (Poeni).. . , ; ,, ro' -• i '* 

Membership Table of the fraternity to 08^ . , 88 

Memory I Poem) ' '/ , 109 

Metropolitan Phis ,. ■ 222 

Music— A Sonnet 243 

New York Epsilon, The :i80 

Ohio Beta, The Record of 108 

Ohio Gamma, Annual Banquet of. 28 

Ohio Wesleyan University 93 

Scroll, Historical Review of, Volumes XI to XX 406 

Senatorial Contest, The Kentucky 297 

Sigma Chi Quarterly, An Open Letter to the Editor of 3^)2 

Singing in God's Acre, The (Poem) 91 

Sorrow's Secret (Poem) 11 

Star-rise (Poem ) 182 

The Voice of Years ( Poem ) 297 

Woods, Banquet to Judge Wm. A. 87 


Chapter Correspondence 61 , 122, 250, 8:39 

Editorials 44. 119, 244, :^:J6, olS 

Haberdashery 40, 240 

Initiates o22 

Items of Interest 77,190.898 

Official Communications 48, 249 

Personals 71, 18:^, :^f; 

Pot-Pourri 81, 196. 2><7. 8i)9, oKS 

Illustrations — 

Alpha Province Convention Group 117 

Bennett, Claude N., {Emon/, '88) 288 

"Bijou," I iates from ' 18-19 

Blackburn, Hon. J. C. S., ( Centre, 'o7) 297 

Bloomington, Illinois, Resident Phis of, With Illlinois Epsilon 
Boyle, Saint John, (CV-n/rf, '(>6) 297 

Brandon, Morris, ( Vandrrbilf '84) 225 

Cox, I. J., (/>aWmo'////, '9f)) ^329 

Davies, W. W., i North Carolina, '91 ) 2m 

Elkin, Dr. W. S., (rW*^v, '79) 227 

Felder, T. B., (Geor(jia, '85) 229 

Field, Eiigene, (Mimuri, '72) 91 

Gaskill. C. B., ( Oglethorpe, '78) .227 

Table of Contents. 

Georgia Alpha 

Georgia Beta 251 

Grover, E. O., {Dartinoufh, '1)4) :S21 

Hallman, E. G., ( Hnnfry, 'IMi ) 2:U 

Hallman, J. H., {J5;/?io/*f/, '92); 231 

Hapgood, H. J., ( Dartmouth, '9(>) 829 

Harsh, Memorial Hall . S 

Heraldic Plate 1 

Keen, Frank C, (drorgin, '<>.')) . . 228 

Kentucky Delta. " 818 

Knowlion, Kent, [Dftrtuinut/i, 'iM) ;t21 

Illinois Delta :K)5 

Illinois Epsilon, Group with Resident Phis 

Indiana Theta 

Indiana Zeta 51 

MerriW, \W. h., { I Hiiiuis Wa^fn/dn, 'U'>) 

Metcalfe, C. \V..(CV//^/7, '.V)).; 209 

Missouri Beta 

New York Epsilon 8.8.8 

Ohio Beta 80 

Ohio Wesleyan University \iews 95. 99, 101, 108, 105, 107. 109 
Pennsylvania Gamma.. 42 

Speer W. A.. (r//7i<//r6/7/, 'SS) 229 

Tennessee Alpha . 241 

Tennessee Beta 24 

Texas Beta 841 

Venable, W. H., (Oi//r////)ry;c,'78) 209 


Bamberger, Ralph, iliiflinna. '91) . . . .818 

Barkdull, Rev. E. S., {Ohio \\\sl,„on, 'SS) . .815 

Brown, J. E.. ( Ohio Wrshijon, '84") 12, 28. 87, 98. li)8. 110, 222, 226, 

281,802, 816. 82<> 

Brown, W. R., {Minnesota, '89) 825 

Case, W. W., (J//.y///o/v, '84) 809 

Chaplin, T. F., ( }\\(.'<hini/tnn, '90 t 288, 820 

Compton, Chas. E., ( ImJiana, '90). .8.88 

Couse, E. P., (.l//<Y///r/<v, '89) 811 

Davis, E.S., (3/mvr, '98). 818 

Field, Eugene, ( Misiuniri, '72 ) 91, 209-221 

Foster, I. M., (OA/o, '95) 110 

Grover, E. O., (y>'fr///*o////i, '94) Is2 

Hallman, E. G., {Kmon/, '96) 224 

Huntington, L. B. M., {Dartmouth, '*H) 109. 24-8 

Jellif, Fred. R.. ( Km.r, '78 ) ^ 822 

Jenkins, A. G., ( WanJiiiujton arni Lu, 'li7 ) 297 

Levan. G. F. ,(/'//<».><///'•""'", '91 ). •>12 

Little, H. VV., ( nV//^//, '97). .8:38 

Marble, D. N., ( Ont.r, '82) X\ 

Miller. Hugh Th., i Buthr, '8Xi :U 

Morgan, W. O., ((V///7(>r//m, '87) .828 

Nichols, \V. VV., (N///v/r^/.««-, '94) .8:'2 

Olmstead, Rev. R. E., (/^;///?K/r</, '94) . "• 8 

Palmer, Walter H., ( 1 >///'///•/)///, '80) 88, 4»Mi 

Sabin, Geo. M., ( U/rmo;//, '96).. . 116 

Shinn, E. L., {Lointnint, '97) "^ 

Sibley, H. O., (>s'v/v/n/.v, '89) 7 

Stillman, Chas. A., (.l/^/^n//r/, '92) 818 

Straight, L. A., {IJiinoiA Wrsh-yav^ '87) 822 

Swope, F. D., ( Hanover, '85) 297 

Walker, Frank I., (ZV Pamv, '96) 11 



Alpha Province, 

President— J. C. Moore, Jr., 716 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Maine Alpha — Colby University, Waterville, Me. — H. M. Browne. 

New Hampshire Alpha — Dartmouth Collef^c, Hanover, N. H. — Isaac J. Cox. 

Vermont Alpha — University of Vermont, Burling-ton, Vt. — Frederic F. Lincoln, Phi 
Delta Theta House. 

Massachusetts Alpha— Williams College, Williamstown, Mass. — H. B. W^hite, Phi 
Delta Theta Lodge. 

Massachusetts Beta— Amherst Collej^e, Amherst, Mass.— W. H. Cole, Phi Delta 
Theta House. 

Rhode Island Alpha— Brown University, Providence, R. I. — Albert Morse. 

New York Alpha— Cornell University, Ithaca, N. Y.— John H. Wvnne, Phi Delta 
Theta House. 

New York Beta — Union University, Schenectady, N. Y. — H. H. Brown. 

New York Delta — Columbia CAlle^re* New York, N. Y. — Kmil Justus Riederer, 
145 West Ninety-fourth Street. 

New York Epsilon — Syracuse University, Syracuse, N. Y. — U. G. Warren, 
Phi Delta Theta House. 

Pennsylvania Alpha — Lafayette College, Easton, Pa. — Abijah Hays. 

Pennsylvania Beta — Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, Pa. — J. E. Meisenheldcr. 

Pennsylvania Gamma — Washington and Jefferson College, Washington, Pa. — 
J. J. Kerr. 

Pennsylvania Delta— Allegheny College, Meadville, Pa. 

Pennsylvania Epsilon — Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pa. — Henry S. Noon. 

Pennsylvania Zeta — University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa. — Henry N. June. 
Phi Delta Theta House, 3250 Chestnut Street. 

Pennsylvania Eta — The Lehigh University, South Bethlehem, Pa.— Chas. S. Bower. 
Phi Delta Theta House. 

Beta Province. 

President — Marshall H. Guerrant, Northern Bank Building, Lexington Ky. 

Virginia Alpha — Roanoke College, Salem, Va. — S. S. Gate. 

Virginia Beta — University of Virginia, Va. — Alex S. Bullitt. 

Virginia Gamma — Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, Va. — C. G. Evans. 

Virginia Delta — Richmond College, Richmond, Va. — B. P. Cardozo. 

Virginia Zeta— Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Va. — R.J. McBryde, 

North Cnrolina Beta — University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N. C. 

Kentucky Alpha— Centre College, Danville, Ky.— T. J. Field. 

Kentucky Delta — Central University, Richmond, Ky. 

Gamma Province. 

President- Frank C. Keen, Athens, Georgia. 

Georgia Alpha — University of Geon^ia, Athen»,Ga. — Fred Orr. 

Georgia Beta — Emory College, Oxford, Ga.— Olin S. Dean. 

Georgia Gamma — Mercer University, Macon, Ga.— Hal. A. Steed. 

Tennessee Alpha— Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn.' 

Tennessee Beta— University of the South, Sewanee, Tenn.— F. G. Hebbard. 

Alabama Alpha — University of Alabama, Tuskaloosa, Ala. — F'rank M. Moody. 

Alabama Beta — Alabama Polytechnic Institute, Auburn, Ala. — R. S. Jackson. 

Alabama Gamma — Southern University, Greensboro, Ala. — P. R, Knickerbocker. 

Table of Contents. 

Georgia Alpha. 

Georgia Beta 251 

Grover, E. O., {Dnrtmovth, *1)4) :J21 

Hallman. E. G., i Vlmonj, 'iK» ) 2:U 

Hallman. J. H., (iimo/-*/, '92)! 231 

Hapgood, H. J., ( Dartmouth, *% ' 329 

Harsh, Memorial Hall . 8 

Heraldic Plate 1 

Keen, Frank C. ( tuvn/m^ 's)"») 223 

Kentucky Delta 313 

Knowlton, Kent, (Z>'//7mot//A, '<i4) 321 

Illinois Delta :I05 

Illinois I'lpsilon, Group with Resident Phis 

Indiana Theta 

Indiana Zeta 51 

Merrill, W. B., iUUuni» Wenltiftin^ '95) 

Metcalfe, C. W., (CW*//Y, '55).*. 209 

Missouri Beta 

New York Epsilon 3.3-3 

Ohio Beta :30 

Ohio Wesleyan University \'iews 95. 99, 101, 103. 105. 107, 109 

Pennsylvania Gamma 42 

Speer'W. A., (r<fm/M'6///, '.ss) 229 

Tennessee Alpha 241 

Tennessee Beta 24 

Texas Beta 341 

Venable, \V. H., (Or//,'//*o/7«, 73) 209 


Bamberger, Ralph, (///</////£«, '91) . ..318 

Barkdull, Rev. K. S..(OA/o nVs/. //,/,/, 'SS) 315 

Brown, J. E„ { Ohio ]V,-A,/i,n. 'S4*i 12. 2S, 37, 93, 103. 110, 222, 226, 

231.302. 316, 32r> 

Brown, W. R., (.l//Hmw/a, 'S9) 325 

Case, W. W., (.l//.7/*/'/>v/S4) 309 

Chaplin, T. F., ( }\\ishinfftoi,, '90 ) 238, :V>0 

Compton, Chas. E., ( Jmilnnn, '9<'> ). 333 

Couse, E. P., (J/A ///«/•////, '89 1 . . 311 

Davis, E. S., (.Vmvr, 'iKJi. 313 

Field. Eugene, ( Aflm^uri, '72 ) 91 . 209-221 

Foster, I. M., iO/m'o, '95). . 110 

Grover, E. O., ( Dartmouth, '94) 1S2 

Hallman, E. G., (7!;/m;/v/,'%). . .224 

Huntington, L. B. M., {Dartmouth, 'l»8i 109. 243 

;ellif, Fred. R.. (A'mxi, '7<S) 322 

' enkins, A. G., ( WaAhimjtnn and hr, 'i»7) 297 

^evan. G. F., i IVnnmflrania, '91). 312 

Little, H. VV., ( nW/,rM/,, '97 1 -m 

Marble, 1). N., ( 0////v, 'S2) :^^ 

Miller. Hugh Th., (yWrr.'.sX) 31 

Morgan. W.O., ((V(//7(>r/////, 'S7) :-{23 

Nichols. \V. W., (Nv/v/c/M<\ 'tM ) 3:^2 

Olmstead, Rev. R. E., ( i^jmhini, *94) .'••8 

Palmer. Walter H., (r<fm^/7>;//, '80) 38, 4(Mj 

Sabin, Geo. M., ( Vrrmont, '96) 116 

Shinn, E. L., (hnnl>ant, '117) "^ 

Sibley, H. O., f.Vv/'/c"«'. 'S9) 7 

Stillman, Chas. A., (-U/i?>/i»m, '92) 3l3 

Straight, L. A., (///mow Wrsleymi, '87) :^22 

Swope, F. D., {Iloiiorer, '85) 297 

Walker, Frank I., {De Pauw, '9«5) H 


CoLLEGS Chapter Addresses. 

Alpha Province. 

President— J. C. Moore, Jr., 716 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Maine Alpha — Colby University, Waterville, Mc. — H. M, Browne. 

New Hampsbire Alpha — Dartmouth College, Hanover, N. II. — Isaac J. Cf>x. 

Vermont Alpha — University of Vermont, Burling-ton, Vt. — Frederic F. Lincoln, Phi 
Delta Theta House. 

Massachusetts Alpha— Williams College, Williamstown, Mass. — H. B. White, Phi 
Delta Theta Lodge. 

Massachusetts Beta— Amherst College, Amherst, Mass. — W. H. Cole, Phi Delta 
Theta House. 

Rhode Island Alpha — Brown University, Providence, R. I. — Albert Morse. 

New York Alpha— Cornell University, Ithaca, N. Y.— John H. Wynne, Phi Delia 
Theta House. 

New York Beta — Union University, Schenectady, N. Y. — H. H. Brown. 

New York Delta — Columbia College, New York, N. Y. — Emil Justus Riederer, 
145 West Ninety-fourth Street. 

New York Epsilon — Syracuse University, Syracuse, N. Y. — U. G. Warren, 
Phi Delta Theta House. 

Pennsylvania Alpha — Lafayette College, Easton, Pa. — Abijah Hays. 

Pennsylvania Beta— Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, Pa. — J. E. Meisenhelder. 

Pennsylvania Gamma — Washington and Jefferson College, Washington, Pa. — 
J. J. Kerr. 

Pennsylvania Delta— Allegheny College, Mcadville, Pa. 

Pennsylvania Epsilon— Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pa. — Henry S. Noon. 

Pennsylvania Zeta — University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa. — Henry N.June. 
Phi Delta Theta House, :^')0 Chestnut Street. 

Pennsylvania Eta — The Lehigh University, South Bethlehem, Pa.— Chas. S. Bower. 
Phi Delta Theta House. 

Beta Province. 

President — Marshall H. Guerrant, Northern Bank Building, Lexington Ky. 

Virginia Alpha — Roanoke College, Salem, Va. — S. S. Gate. 

Virginia Beta — University of Virginia, Va. — Alex S. Bullitt. 

Virginia Gamma — Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, Va.— C. G. Evans. 

Virginia Delta — Richmond College, Richmond, Va. — B. P. Cardozo. 

Virginia Zeta— Washington and I-ee University, Lexington, Va. — R.J. McBryde, 

North Carolina Beta — University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N. C. 

Kentucky Alpha— Centre College, Danville, Ky.— T. J. Field. 

Kentucky Delta — Central University, Richmond, Ky. 

Gamma Province. 

President— Frank C. Keen, Athens, Georgia. 

Georgia Alpha — University of Georgia, Athens, Ga.— Fred Orr. 

Georgia Beta— Emory College, Oxford, Ga.— Olin S. Dean. 

Georgia Gamma — Mercer University, Macon. Ga.— Hal. A. Steed. 

Tennessee Alpha— Vanderbilt University. Nashville, Tenn.' 

Tennessee Beta — University of the South. Sewancc, Tenn.— F. G. Hebbard. 

Alabama Alpha — University of Alabama, Tu.skaloosa, Ala. — Frank M. Moody. 

Alabama Beta — Alabama Polytechnic Institute, Auburn, Ala. — R. S. Jackson. 

Alabama Gamma — Southern University, Grci-nsboro, Ala.— P. R. Knickerbocker. 


Delta Province, 

President— John A. Fain Jr., Weatherford. Texas. 

Mississippi Alpha— University of Mississippi, University P. O., Miss.— M. M, 

Louisiana Alpha — Tulane University of I^uisiana, New Orleans, La.— J. Birney 
Guthrie Jr., 1404 Napoleon 'Ave. 

Texas Beta- University of Texas, Austin, Tex. — E. L. Buchanan. 

Texas Gamma — Southwestern University, Georgetown, Tex. 

Epsilon Province. 

President — S. Emerson Findley, Akron, Ohio. 

Ohio Alpha — Miami University, Oxford, O. — C. A. Kumler. 

Ohio Beta — Ohio Wesleyan University. Delaware, O. — G. N. Armstroup. 

Ohio Gamma — Ohio University, Athens, O. — C. G. OMJlencss. 

Ohio Delta— University of Wooster, Wooster, O.— W. B. Chancellor. 

Ohio Epsilon — Buchtel College, Akron, O. — Arthur L. Foster. 

Ohio Zeta — Ohio State Universitv, Columbus, O. — L. F. Satcr, ()61 Dcnnison Ave. 

Indiana Alpha — Indiana University, Blnomington, Ind. — C. S. Krempp. 

Indiana Beta — Wabash College, Crawfordsvillc, Ind. — Harry W. Little. 

Indiana Gamma — Butler University, Irvington, Ind. — Thos. R. Shipp. 

Indiana Delta — Franklin College, Fred. Owens, Franklin, Ind. 

Indiana Epsilon — Hanover College, Hanover, Ind. 

Indiana Zeta— De Pauw University, Grcencastle, Ind. — Frank Hall. 

Indiana Theta — Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind.— R. Tschentscher. 

Michigan Alpha — Universitv of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich. — Roy M. Hardy. 
Phi Delta Thcta House. 

Michigan Beta — State College of Michigan, Agricultural College (Lansing), Mich. — 
B. A. Bowditch. 

Michigan Gamma— Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, Mich.— N. B. Shian. 

Zeta Province. 

President— J. G. Wallace, 117 East 15th Street, Minneapolis, Minn. 

Illinois Alpha — Northwestern University, Evanston, 111.— J. Arthur Dixon, Phi 
Delta Theta House, 1717 Chicago 'Ave. 

Illinois Delta — Knox College, Galesburg, 111. — George M. Strain. 

Illinois Epsilon — Illinois Wesleyan University. Bloomington, 111. — J. W. Probasco. 

Illinois Zeta — Lombard Universitv, E. L. Shinn, Galesburg, 111., Phi Delta 
ThetA House. 

Illinois Eta — University of Illinois, Champaign, 111. 

Wisconsin Alpha — University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wis.— John H. Bacon, 
Phi Delta Theta House. 

Missouri Alpha — University of Missouri, George H. English, Columbia, Mo. 

Missouri Beta — Westminster College, Fulton, Mo. — T. F. Gallaher. 

Missouri Gamma — Washington University, St. Louis, Mo. — David Biggs. 

Iowa Alpha— Iowa Wesleyan University, Mount Pleasant, la. — Albert Smith. 

Iowa Beta — State University of Iowa, Iowa City, la.— Graham W. Lawrence. 

Minnesota Alpha— I'niversity of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minn. — J. H. Evans, 
2801 Stevens Avenue.' 

Kansas Alpha— University of Kan^us, Lawrence, Kansas. — Andrew Hudson, 
1104 Tennessee Street. 

Nebraska Alpha— Universitv of Nebraska, Lincoln, Neb.— L. B. Pilsbury, Phi 
Delta Theta Rooms,' State Block. 

California Alpha— University of California, Berkeley, Cal.— Geo. D. KierulfT, Phi 
Delta Theta House. 

California Beta— Leland Stanford, Jr., University, Cal.— C. W. Hodgson, 

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Vol. XX. OCTOBER, 1895. No. 1. 



So many matters in my mind at once 

I turn, that constant cogitation brings 

Me great distress: and I do harass, fret. 

And so fatigue myself, that now my mind 

Becomes a training master. But my thinking 

Doth not yet make it clear, nor settle quite 

Which of these arts to follow, which to deem 

Of more importance for the game of life. 

Pursuit of love or wealth : on which side falls. 

In spending time, more pleasure. On this point 

My mind is not quite clear, nor will it be. 

Unless I should consider both together, ^ 

And on the matter be both judge and culprit. 

I like that notion, I will do it. First, 

I -11 state the arts of love, how they proceed. 

Love never seeks a victim save the fool 

Eager to cast himself into his snare. 

Such he aims at, pursues, and to their harm 

Gives counsel. He's a flatterer, a liar, 

A baited hook, a dainty-loving scamp, 

A thief, corrupter of the brothel-haunters, 

A pryer-into-secrets. He who has 

A lady-love, when stabbed with coaxing kisses. 

How fast his substance melts and glides away I 

** If thou dost love me. sweet, please give me this." 
And he, the cuckoo, thereupon replies, 

'• My little jewel, thou shalt have it: yes. 

If thou dost wish, I'll give thee that, and more.'' 
And then .she plies the spineless fool : at once 
She asks for more, and what she eats and drinks, 
Th' expense she makes, is not enough of ill 
Unless more follows. Night comes on. The whole 
Establishment is mustered, wardrobe maid, 
Anointer, treasurer, fan and slipper bearers, 
Singers, and bearers of the money box. 


And those that carry tidings to and fro. 
Robbers of bread and meat. Polite to these. 
The lover soon himself is destitute. 
Revolving this in mind, as 1 reflect 
How little one is thought of when he's poor. 
I cry, »» Begone, Love. I've no use for thee I ** 
To eat and drink is sweet, yet Love bestows 
Of bitter a fuil dose. He riees the forum. 
Scatters thy kinsmen, drives thee from their sight. 
Nor do thev wish him to be called their friend. 
Love in a tliou.sand ways should be ignt)re(L 
Driven away, kept at distance. Yes: 
For he who falls in love as surelv dies 
As if he leaped from tiie Tarpeian rock. 
Begone, Love, please, attend thine own affairs. 
And mayest thou never be a friend of mine. 
Vet there are alwavs some whom thou dost hold 
In wretched bondage, and hast made, alas. 
Thy ready servants. Now pursuit of wealth 
Is sure to fi.x the mind on honest business, 
Although thereby it must a.ssume great care, 
(jood men pursue wealth, credit, honor, fame. 
And favor. These reward the just. And so, 
I more incline to live with honest men 
Than cast my lot with hypocrites and liars. 

Translated by Henry O. Sihlky, Syracuse, 'St^. 


In the year 1890, the Phis of the graduating class of Lombard 
L'niversity decided that Illinois Zeta must have a chapter house. 
Under the leadershij) of Samuel D. Harsh, who has since passed 
to the Chapter (irand, they formed a j^lan for raising funds, and 
put it into operation by signing notes for one hundred dollars 
each, to be payable in .sums of ten dollars each year. Under 
their direi tion the work was carried carefully on, and from that 
time the graduating Phis, and many undergraduates, have shown 
their interest by signing notes for the same amount on the same 

A chai)ter house association was formed, and officers elected 
to carry on the movement. The death of Brother Harsh cast a 
gloom over the cha|)ter, but the realization of the great interest 
which he took in the work served to enthuse every one and make 
them determined to erect a chapter home in his memory. 

We have been nobly led on and encouraged by our alumni, 
who have helped us in many ways. Chiefly do we feel grateful 


to Brother Alva V. Wing, whose efforts have been second only 
to those of Brother Harsh. 

To day Illinois Zeta has a beautiful cha|)ter home, which was 
dedicated last commencement **'rhe Sam D. Harsh Memorial 
Hall/' And it is indeed a great reward for our long, hard work. 
A rece])tion room, a library, and a large chapter hall are found 
on the first floor, while cozy bed-rooms, where eight of the 
brothers live, occupy the second. The house is now very well 
furnished, and we hope to make improvements in that line as 
money matters grow better. Beautiful presents of furniture, 
pictures, curtains, etc., have been kindly given us by our friends. 

Manv old Phis were back for the dedication exercises, which 
oc( urred at 3:00 p. m., Monday, June 4th. The father, mother 
and sister of Brother Harsh were |)resent. Brother S. B. 
Conger, President of the Chapter House Association, presided 
over the evercises. Prayer was offered by \n. N. White, of the 
Divinity school, after which the salutatory address was given by 
Brother J. R. Stanley, wherein he spoke of the chapter, its 
mterests, principles and expectations, and of Sam D. Harsh as 
the ever faithful friend of Illinois Zeta. Rev. R. E. Olmstead, 
'94, offered the dedicatory address to Brother Harsh's memory. 
It was a masterly address and seemed to inspire everyone with 
the thought that the chajner house would always be a benefit to 
Lombard University. He spoke of Brother Harsh as always 
on the side of right, and hoped that the chapter house would 
ever stand to the memory of that soul so manly and so beautiful. 
Brother George B. Rogers addressed the faculty and .students, 
and was replied to by President Standish in behalf of the faculty, 
which was in hearty sympathy with this movement of the Phis, 
and congratulated them on their achievements. Greetings were 
also brought from the chapter of Pi Beta Phi. 

1'he exercises closed with a Phi song. 

The first annual banquet in Harsh Memorial Hall was held the 
following evening. We (piote from a leading daily : 

It was a large and merry throng of the boys of the Phi Delta Theta 
who gathered, with their ladies, at the new chapter hall last night to 
enjoy their delightful bantjuet. A large number of the chapter's 
alumni, with many friends of the chapter, including trustees and 
faculty members, were also present to help in the social pleasures of 
the evening. 

The tables were prettily arranged in three rooms in the chapter hall. 
The rooms were all artistically decorated in the fraternity colors, 
white and blue, and scattered over the tables were quantities of roses 
and carnations. The members of the Phi Delta Theta wore the 
fraternal colors with a small knot of orange and black, the college 
colors, covering them. 


Rev. Q. H. Shinn, D. D., was called on and offered prayer. The 
dainty menu was served by the J. F. Anderson Company. 

After the inner man had been satisfied in an appropriate manner, 
Mr. Lyman McCarl, of Quincy, acting as loastmaster, arose and 
introduced the following toasts, which were responded to in a hearty 
manner. Especially interesting were the toasts of the old Phi Sigmas, 
who told how the chapter meetings were wont to be held in the rooms 
of the college, unbeknown to the faculty or janitor and even to the 
Universalist church, when the pastor was peacefully sleeping. Very 
different were the days when the chaptef met sub rosa, 

Toastmaster, Lyman McCarl. — ** Before we proceed further, hear 
me speak.'' — Shakespeare. 

•»The Occasion'' — Harry A. Blou.nt. — '* Let me not pass the 
occasion which now smiles." — Milton. 

»* Phi-ism" — Amos Townsend. — ** A mystic Bond of Brotherhood 
makes all men one." 

•'The Phi Sigmas of '65 " — Judge (^. VV. Wakefield. — -^Those 
were the times which tried mens' souls." 

'*Phi Deltas in '95 " — A. O. Wakefield. — •* A goodly set, but 
yet at times so indolent." 

** Alumni and Undergradutates " — J. B. Harsh. — "Has there 
any old fellow got mixed up with the boys?" 

»* Our Sisters" — E. L. Shixn. — **0h! woman, lovely woman, 
nature hath made thee to temper man. We had been brutes without 
thee." — Otway. 

** Recollections of Chapter Life " — Dan Wild. — *• Their diriges, 
their trentals and their shrifts, their memories their singings and their 
gifts . ' ' — Spencer. 

**The White and the Blue, the Orange and the Black."— R. E. 
Olmstead. — ** United we stand, divided we fall. 

The exercises were closed with a rousing Phi song. 

E. L. Shinn. 


The sweetest songs are those that tell 

Pale, throbbing Sorrow's tale. 
When sounds the doleful fun'ral knell. 

And thro' the lonely vale, 

'Mid chilling snow and rain, 

Slow winds the fun'ral train. 

The fairest place that art e'er knew 

.Speaks thro' the mellow eyes. 
Where tender tears, the sparkling dew 
Of heaven, mute with mysteries. 

Do tremble to impart 

The secrets of the heart ! 

Frank Ingold Walker, Dc Paitw. *g6. 



It is with no little pleasure that Thk Sc roll presents to the 
Kraternity its ninth review of College annuals. While the review 
itself may not come with as much originality to our readers as in 
former years, yet in no preceding one has there been a more 
meritorious collection to introduce. It has been a pleasurable 
task to look through the pag^s and find such vivacious pictures 
of college life as these books give ; to see the unaffected honesty 
of satire on fellows: the meed of praise so graciously bestowed, 
and, withal, a loyalty of college si)irit that is broad minded and 
healthful. Our colleges and college students know more of one 
another than they did ten, twenty and thirty years ago, and there 
is an air of cosmoi)olitanism in most of the books that was once 
unknown. Kor the most j)art, we have not attempted to make 
critical reviews of these volumes from a literary standpoint. We 
have considered their general merits, and have attem[)ted to bring 
to our readers the information that would be most valuable to 
them. (.'onse<iuently we have devoted lii)eral space to an e\i)0- 
sition of the i)art <I> A (-) has taken in the college life at these 
several institutions. A glance will show that this has been no 
inconsiderable one, and we are sure that the preservation of the 
record in the p:iges of 'I'hk Scroll is well worth our while. 

The list (^f annuals at ]*hi colleges is a long one, but should be 
familiar to every member of the Kraternitv. We herewith mve 
it, those that are included in this review being starred ; 

Rt'tffisio, Miami. Corolla, Alabama. 

'•^ Arbutus, Indiana. Ju/io, Illinois Wesleyan. 

^^Ouiafcuou, Wabash. Lombard, Lombard. 

Baii}^i'r, Wisconsin. ^Ka/Jron, Allegheny. 

Syllabus, Northwestern. ^Ar/tly \'ermont. 

Drift, Hutler. ^^ Microcosm, Dickinson. 

^^^Bijou, Ohio Wesleyan. ^^^Gophcr^ Minnesota. 

Clarion, Franklin. Hawkcyc, Iowa. 

Cmt', Hanover. Quivira, Kansas. 

'^-Palladium, Michigan. *6<7/ aud Goicn, South. 

^Mira}:^c, De Pauw. Cactus, Te.xas. 

Athena, Ohio. Makio, Ohio State. 

Snitary Missouri. AWord, Pennsylvania. 

^'^Ga/c, Knox. Garnet, Union. 

Pandora, (ieorgia. Oracle, Colby. 

Zodiac, Emory. Columbiad, C'olumbia. 

Mercerian, Mercer. ^-^Ae^is, Dartmouth. 

Index, Wooster. JlelUnian, North Carolina. 

Cornellian, Cornell, Gul, Williams. 


Melange, Lafayette. ^ Onondaga n. Syracuse. 

^ Blue arid Gold, California. Calyx ^ Washington and Lee, 

Corks and Curls, Virginia. Epitome, Lehigh. 

Bueltfel, Buchtel. Olio, Amherst. 

Sotnhrero, Nebraska. Liber, Brown. 

Speetrum, Gettysburg. The Quad, Stanford. 
*/V7//^(f?/v7, Wash'n and Jefferson. Illio, IHinois. 

Comet, Vanderbilt. Debris, Purdue. 

•*To that s|)irit of college life which unites all college men in 
fraternal bonds, which charms the fair sex, svJiich presents the 
ideal of a college man to the outside world and which, while it 
despises subserviency to the Faculty, cooperates with them in all 
that adds to the fame of W. &: J., this book is most affectionately 
dedicated as a votive offering." This is the way the good Pres- 
byterians of Washington and Jefferson present the '96 Pandora, 
the editors having little to say " save that the book represents our 
best ettorts to produce an annual m orthy of the college and the 
class.'' The collegiate classes for i894-'95 showed an enrollment 
of 190. In addition there were 79 in the prei)aratory classes, mak- 
ing a total of 270. Washington and JefTerson is of the old line 
colleges and does not admit women students. The total number 
of alumni is 3,6 12. The W. ik.]. foot ball team during the season 
of 1894 played eight games, winning five, losing to State College 
and Geneva, and tying with Oberlin, o to o ; total score for sea.son 
94, opponents 22. The '94 base-ball season brought four victo- 
ries and four defeats, the latter by Allegheny Law School, Geneva, 
Western University of Pennsylvania and Westminster, all by close 
scores. The faculty list shows few changes, and the fraternities 
are as heretofore. All save 4> F A are represented by half tone 
group plates. ^ A enrolls 13 active members, one in faeultate 
and seven in urbe. Reynolds, '96, is president of his class ; rep- 
resentative on the /'r///^(r?;v7 ; Hell, '98, class secretary ; Kerr, '97, 
vice president of F. iic W. ; Linn, '95, cai)tain of foot-ball team, 
and Linn and Sterret, members of the athletic team which won 
the championship of the Western Penn.sylvania Inter-collegiate 
Athletic Association over W. U. of Pa., Westminster and Cieneva. 
N E has been established, and its membership represents all the 
fraternities save <l> F A and ATA. 

Another representative from Western Pennsylvania is the Kal- 
dron of Allegheny College. While the Pandora came from 
celibate Presbyterian environs, the Kaldron bespeaks of the co- 
educational spirit of the Methodists. The list of editors shows 
the characters K A 0, K K F and A X n follow respectively three 
names on the list, and this in all Greek circles will be accejUed 
as indisputable proof of femininity. * * The college cele- 
brated its eightieth anniversary at commencement this year, and 
in anticipation of the coming of Governor William McKinley of 
Ohio, who delivered the commencement address, the Kaldron 


presents his portrait and a biographical sketch, (iovernor Mc- 
Kinley was a student at Allegheny in 1859 60. '* A Brief History 
of Allegheny College from its Founding to the Present Time, etc.,"' 
gives an interesting resume of epochs in the life of the college. 
In 181 5, an authorized solicitor made a trij) through the East in 
behalf of the then projected college, and the net results were : 
land, $2,000; books, $1,642.30 ; cash; $461; total, $4,103.30. 
When the college opened for instruction, in 181 7, its total assets 
were $9,788.30. The account does not state what is the aggre- 
gate of the assets of the college at this date. The several men's 
fraternities, the senior class, military officers and Kaldroti board 
and foot-ball team appear in grouj; plates. The 4> A page shows 
three faculty members (more than any other fraternity), five resi- 
dent, thirteen active and seven pledged members. Elliott is one 
of two Managers of the book; Swearer, Associate Editor. In 
class officers. Swearer is senior i)resident, Wright. Salutatorian and 
White, ^'aledictorian ; Hovis, Elliott and Swearer were literary 
society presidents. Swearer and Staj)les were winners in the '94 
. inter-society contest. In the Cadet Corps, the Cadet Major, l^irst 
Lieutenant and Adjutant and First and Second Lieutenants Com- 
pany A, were Phis. Hovis was Editor-in-Chief of the Campus ^ 
and Wright, Associate. Wright was manager of base-ball team, 
and Pratt its star pitcher. 

The Minnesota 6^r>///r;' presents a smooth fur, and is good meat 
all the way through. We are speaking of a book and not of a 
rodent. Dissect it any way you want, it presents good cuts and 
flavor. To us, one of the best hits is in the fraternity '* coats of- 
arms '' cuts. These, together with a plate of badge reproductions, 
preface the fraternity lists. X ^ arms consist of a shield with a 
diagonal bar bearing the letters. In the field to right above is 
a dance program; below, a royal flush, and on the left figures 
in Jieur de lis. For Phi Delta Theta, a shield with <I> A © on its 
diagonal ; two foot-balls adorn the left upper field ; a pair of box- 
ing gloves the right lower ; base-ball and bats form bars in lower 
left, and the lower half of a running athlete graces the upi)er right. 
Some articles of toilet and a string with numerous "combines'' 
and *' votes" attached thereto are the chief ingredients in A T A's 
insignia. <l> K ^I^'s shield .shows a gorgeous chrysanthemum. In 
honor of the dissensions which have recently rent the Minnesota 
chapter of 2 X, and its subsequent diminution in membership,, 
their shield contains a single star, and the motto '' E phnibus 
unutnr B n's shield is an adaptation from the badge. Above 
the letters are three sheep's (lambs?) heads and below spades 
and picks, to remind us, possibly, of '*digs"; a crop of wool 
forms the back-ground. The four quarters of the A K E shield 


show respcc lively a pipe, a pair of opera glasses, a pony and a 
pot of red paint. A Y's, on the contrary, shows a library, a lamp, 
a pitcher of ice water and a tract, and so on through the list. 
The Junior classes of all departments ai)pear in photographic 
plates. Among the several fa( ulty portraits are those of Professors 
Conway McMillan and 'I'homas Lee, both I'his. Minnesota lost 
a game of foot ball for the first time since 1891. and that last fall 
to Wisconsin by a score of 0-6. 'I'hese lines to a foot-ball player 
are an echo of the training table : 

*' There, little boy. don't cry. 

You can't smoke your pipe, I know. 
And your beer mug too, and cigarette, where .'' 

Are the things ot long ago. 
But foot-ball season will soon pass by. 
There, little boy. don't cry.'' 

Minnesota .Mpha's list shows five members /// Facultatc^ one post- 
graduate instructor and thirteen undergraduates. Evans is a 
N E; Harding (Captain), Southworth, .Adams, Matthews and 
Condit are on the foot ball ^ean'i ; Adams is president of the ora- 
torical association; Oodward, president of the Iowa-Minnesota 
debating league; Adams, president of the Hermean society; 
Harding, president of the ( Jlee Club ; Harding and (xodward, 
^ B K's ; Twitchell, vice president of the Republican club; Per- 
kins, member Junior ball committee; (iodward, writer of editorials 
for Arid : Huxley on '97 Gopher staff; Adams, editor '95-'96 
Minnesota Magazine , and Professor MacMillan, Editor-in-Chief 
Qua I terly Bulletin . 

The Onondagan, of Syracuse, in its editorial says : " We claim 
originality in two things : of omitting the Onondagan Maiden, 
whom we abandoned to the business manager of the ' Kikapoo 
Indian Almanac,' at the risk of being criticised for neglecting the 
ancient dame in her old age, and [second] of causing no disap- 
pointment in making vain promises as to the date of the advent 
of the book, for we have made no" From another 
.sentence in the same editorial, we would infer that the University 
is to have a new building in a '' Science Hall.'* The volume is 
dedicated to Henry I). Didama, M. I)., LE. I)., Dean of the 
College of Medicine. Col. \V. H. Rowe, Jr., an alumnus of the 
class of '91, is de.signated as the youngest trustee of the Univer- 
sity, *' if not of any collegiate trustee board of this country." An 
enumeration of the positions of trust which he holds shows him, 
at 26 years of age, to have been honored as few young men have 
been. He has founded a scholarship in the University bearing 
his mother's name. The summary of students shows the enroll- 
ment for the year to have been 887 ; of these. 315 were in the 


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college of liberal arts. The literary contributions are of merit, 
but some are long enough to be a little heavy in the pages of an 
annual. New York Epsilon of Phi Delta I'heta stands fifth in 
order oi' establishment at Syracuse. Her roster shov.s two faculty 
members, 17 actives and 15 resident alumni. O'Bryon, '96, is 
lousiness Manager of the Onofiiii7i:;ii/i, and to him belongs the 
credit for the beautiful mechanical ap])earance of the book, and 
its well hlled advertising i)ages. Haskerville, '95, is class statisti- 
cian, and 'rill)ury gave the Class Day address to the juniors: 
Hubbard wasTreasurerof the junior t:lass: Cooney, 'IVeasurcrand 
Historian of '97. Steele and Schcnck are members of Corj)se 
and Cottin (Senior) Society and Steele (r) N E: there arc three 
Phis in B A B ( Freshman) So( iety. Hubbard is baseball man- 
ager: OBryon and Warren on the Track Athletic Team, and 
St.henck president of the James Russell Lowell Sorietv. 

The seal of Indiana I'nivcrsity shows an open Bible with radia- 
tions above, and the words •' Lu\ ct X'eritas." and in a circle about 
this the words " Indianensis L'niversitatis Sigillum, M DCCXWX. " 
The veil is considcrablv lonncr and more intricate, as : 

Ciloriana I Fraii<jij)aniia I Indiana ! 

Kazoo, Ka/ah ! Kazoo, Kazah I 

I. r., Iloor.ih ! I r.. Hoorah I 
Hoopla ! Hoopla. State I'niversity I 
Rah : Rah : Rah ! 

The colors are ( rimson and white: crimson, we ijresume, being 
emblematic of the modesty of the yell, and white of the exhausted 
condition of the yeller after a ty|)ical rendition. We gain these 
facts as to seal, yell and colors from the '95 Arbiittts. The pre 
sumi)tions are our own. The Arbutus reveals first a "(icneral 
A'iew of the Campus." four unusually handsome buildings being 
shown from the point of view. The volume is dedicated to 
'' Daniel Kirkwood, eminent scholar and astronomer, who has 
done so muc^h for the advancement of the University." etc., and 
his portrait api)ears. A generous donation of faculty portraits is 
made and beside these we count some thirty full page i)late illus- 
trations, these including fraternity groups, .\rtistically the volume 
is certainly favored in (juantity, and the cpiality more than bears 
insi)ection. Judge D. D. Banta, an old time Phi. now Dean of 
the Law School, contributes an article on ** An Ancient and Not 
able Commencement." In athletics, we notice L U. has defeated 
every Indiana college at baseball and, in turn, has been beaten 
by every one at foot-ball. 4> A is second in order of establish 
ment among the fraternities and numbers 26 ac:tive members. 
The chapter has representatives in the Junior and Senior class fra- 
ternities. Compton is on the Arbutus board: Gifford. vice presi- 


dent of the Junior, and Woods secretary of the Soi)homore class, 
and Woolery corresponding secretary of the lecture association. 

'I'wo years ago. with a Phi for business Manager. Ohio Wes- 
leyan had the best Bijou ever issued. This year, with a Phi for 
Editor-in Chief, she is represented by an edition sustaining in 
every way the reputation of the '93 book. The cover is in Uni- 
versity colors, red and black. The illustrations begin with those 
of Ex. President Merrick, deceased, President P^ashford and the 
Faculty. 'I'here are other groups without number, including the 
several fraternity groups, in which X 4> makes a fiirewell appear- 
ance. There are views of all the literary society halls. **The 
Historic Sulphur Spring '' forms one fine view, and a large group 
plate showing '• Bird's eye view of the Campus." '* Hole in the 
Wall,"' *' Moonlight on (rreenwood Lake,'' *' Entrance to Mon- 
nett " and '* Interior of (iray Chapel " are most interesting college 
souvenirs. The best literary contribution of the volume is an 
illustrated verse by Edward T. Miller, of Ohio Beta, '95. **The 
Corn Field.' There are 13 membejs in the Ohio Beta Chapter 
group, and the list shows five resident members. '95's class song 
is written by a Phi : '97's president, the manager of the Glee 
Club, Editor-in Chief and athletic editor of the Practical Student^ 
president of the athletic association and Editor-in-Chief of the 
Bijou, all are Phis. • 

Among the books received this year the Cap and Goiun of the 
University of the South is conspicjous for its air of easy elegance, 
both in contents and make-up. This is Volume IV, and the first 
we have seen since Volume I. A comparison of the two, while 
not derogatory to the first, is decidedly complimentary to the pres- 
ent issue. Binding, paper and press work are of the best, and 
nuriierous half-tone plates grace the pages. The frontispiece is 
of the Rt. Rev. Thomas U. Dudley. Bishop of Kentucky and 
Chancellor of the University. A steel-plate presents Leonidas 
Polk. Bishop of Louisiana, 1861, one of the founders of the 
University : Rt. Rev. Charles T. Quintard appears in portrait, 
** The Second Founder of the L'niversity " ; '' Old Chancellors,*' 
gives portraits of the four Bishops who have ])receded the present 
one in that office; '* Some who have left us *" includes Mr. (F^x- 
Chaplain) (iailor. Dr. Shoup, Oeneral Kirby Smith and Dean 
Hodgson. Class, so( iety, fraternity and athletic groups galore 
crowd the pages, and numerous views of the beautiful scenery 
of the ** mountain " region. The Tennessee Beta is represented 
by a plate of the chapter house and a group showing thirteen 
active members. Other members are one />; urbCy two /// facultatc 
and one /// officio. The business management of the book was 
entirely in charge of two Phis, C. B. K. Weed and F. G. Hub- 

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bard. In ** Antigone," as presented by Sewanee students, Tenn- 
essee Beta had the leading part in A. lioiicher (now deceased) 
as Antigone, and Weed, Harding and 'lorian in subordinate 
characters. The chapter has representatives in the officers and 
membership of the several societies, ( lubs and athletic teams. 
Taken all in all, the Cap and Gown gives a pleasing view of the 
ideal college life on the ** mountain." 

In comparing the Palladium with former editions, it may be 
said that it maintains a dignified elegance. There is nothing 
strikingly new in its make-up, and it is not as rich as usual in the 
literary gems of i)rv-)se and verse which have been numerous here- 
tofore, though the contained contributions are good. The artistic 
standard which the book maintains keeps it from seeming in the 
least degree dull or commonplace. The cover finish is in latest 
pale green linen, the frontispiece a campus view from the south- 
west showing the Museum, new Recitation Hall, University Hall 
— other buildings in the distant:e. The illustrations of the book 
are entirely of student organization groups. I'he long list of secret 
societies has been augmented by one addition on the ladies' side, 
AAA. A T 12 has disappeared entirely from mention, and is 
evidently extinct, while 2 X in the Law Department is not men- 
tioned. The Department of Law sustains two exclusively legal 
fraternities, 4> A 4> and A X, besides 2 X and K 2, the general 
fraternities whose Michigan chapters are confined to this one de- 
partment of the LIniversity. One hundred and seventy-five names 
are found in the list under the head of " Fa( ulty," these includ- 
ing Profes.sors, Assistants. Instructors and Lecturers. Five mem- 
bers of 4> A are in this list, and Michigan Alpha enrolls four 
post-graduates, four seniors, seven juniors, five sophomores and 
seven freshmen. C W. Foster, '95, is the representative on the 
Palladium board. 

Volume \T of the Knox College (iale\s a compromise ])etween 
a cyclone and a calm, we are told. The Junior class elected a 
board to publish the volume, as usual, the Editor and the Business 
Manager being Phis. A '' liarb." fiiction, aided by ^ F A, did 
such an amount of kicking that the annual was abandoned for the 
year. On their own responsibility, this volume has been edited 
by H. A. McC'lyment, '95, and Oeorge D. Tunnicliff, 4> A (-), 
'96. Literary features are almost entirely lacking, and there is, 
to a certain extent, a ** make-shift" air about the book. Consid- 
ering the above circumstances, it is a crechtable souvenir of Knox 
student life. All the several organizations of the college are rep- 
resented. The dedication is to Dr. D. K. Pearson, who has al- 
ready given $75,000 to the college, and another $25,000 from 
him will be ready on condition that others raise the sum of 


$100,000. Knox can take pride in her record in oratory, her 
representative having won first place in the Inter-State contests in 
1878, 1884, 1887 and 1895, and second piace in 1885. There 
are plates of the Knox Glee Club, Literary Society Officers (three 
Phis), foot-ball team (four Phis), track team, cadet officers (two 
Phis), Mandolin and (iuitar Club (five Phis out of eight mem- 
bers). Cadet Band Base ball team { five Phis) and the fraternities. 
These in order are 4> A (17 active and 35 resident members), 
4> r A (12 active and 7 resident members), 6 011 (15 active and 
14 resident members), 11 B ^ and AAA. 

A somewhat difficult task presents itself in a review of the 
Mirage. De Pauw University lost her official head in the resig- 
nation of President J. P. I). John, last spring, but volume VI of the 
Mirage bears no evidence of the fact that anything is wrong at 
De Pauw University. It is rumored that the University's 
finances are not in good shape ; that an inflated value was put 
on the De Pauw estate endowments ; and that the income is not 
equal to the outgo. But with this of course our review does not 
deal. We are to talk annual, and have a large text in the 
one before us. Bound on the narrow margin, and covered in 
red leather, we find the dedicatory page devoted to the name 
and portrait of Bishop Thomas Bowman. *' Mirage" in the 
page following is a beautiful design from the pen of a Phi, Walker. 
Two pages are devoted to portraits of faculty members and assist- 
ants. Andrew Stephenson, Ph. D. is Professor of History; A. 
R. Priest, Instructor in Oratory; J. F. Brumback, F. H. Bly 
and L. C. Bentley, Tutors — all Phis. 

De Pauw has made an enviable record in Oratory. During 
twenty years of membership in the association she has nine times 
represented Indiana in the inter-state contest, and five times has 
received first place therein. De Pauw Skull Club, open to 
juniors and seniors, appears to be the principal inter- fraternity 
social organization. The membership is sixteen, two Phis being 
in this number. In the latter part of the book we find several 
poetical contributions, all of merit, from Brother F. I. Walker. 
1'he best of these is ** Bonie Maids o'Auld De Pauw." 

Fraternity grou])s are the fad now, and the Mirage kee])s up 
with the pro( ession. There are those of the five? ladies fraterni- 
ties, nine men's fraternities and the '• Independent Literary 
Society.'* There are twenty-two faces in the Phi group. The 
membership page shows eight '* I'ratres in I'rbe," four in 
*• Facultate." and three post graduates, besides the undergradu- 
ates of the group. John M. Walker and F. 1. Walker, are 
members of the Mirage staff. 

Dartmouth College and New Hampshire Alpha were both 
discussed and illustrated in the June Scroi.i.. But even if this 


is the case, the '96 Aegis and its merits were not a part of it. The 
volume with this imprint carries the loved ''green and white " of 
the college. The editor-in-chief is a B A X, and the business 
manager a ^ A 0. These men and their associates have dedi- 
cated their works to ''His Satanic Majesty " hut however bad 
the dedication certainly their work deserves light rather than 
darkness. There is a fine likeness of Oliver Wendell Holmes, 
who spent the two years from 1838 to 1840 as Professor of 
Anatomy and Physiology at Dartmouth. Two plates show 
respectively ** The Dart near Buckfastleigh '' and "Dartmouth 
Harbor," and a page is devoted to tales of the English locality 
whence is derived the college name. The class of '96 appears 
m individual portrait plate groups, and the Faculty appears like- 
wise. Dartmouth is proud of Stephen Chase, '96, who has dis- 
tinguished himself and honored his college by winning many 
events in inter-college sports. 

New Hampshire Alpha's membershij) list shows thirty-seven 
members and two resident alumni. Hapgood was business 
manager of the Aegis : Cleveland was commencement President 
of '95: West, Ass't. Marshall and Odist ; Rumery had "Intro- 
ductory Address," Mason *' Address to the Tower " and Hack was 
on the Executive Committee, all in '95 class day. Cox was '96 
Class Treasurer, Robert was Secretary, and Clark Treasurer of 
'98. The '94 commencement showed two Phis on day 
exercises, while in "special honors " the names of several Phis 
appear. Knowlton took $160 in cash prizes, the highest taken 
by one man, or one society. In athletics the Phis are prominent, 
five men appearing jn the track athletic team, while at Worces- 
ter meet in '94 4> A representatives won more points than those 
of any other society. Hack was editor on T/ie Dartmouth^ and 
Cox on the Literary Monthly. 

" For Thf. Scroll, from the California Alpha of Phi Delta 
Theta, August, 1895," is what we found on the fly leaf of a very 
late comer, whose cover bears the imprint " Blue and Gold, '96." 
Besides having an immaculate and .stylish mechanical dress, the 
book has been blessed with an artist who has hit upon the happiest 
of appropriate conceptions in his various drawings illustrating the 
text. We believe the Blue and Gold is right in claiming that they 
have never been surpassed by those in any annual, although we 
would give more credit to less meritorious ones where produced 
by members of the college .student body. The registration for 
the past year shows a total of 1685 students in the university, of 
whom 1027 are in the colleges at Berkeley. Of the 1027 at 
Berkeley, 351 are women. The total number of alumni of the 
university is 881. Bro. J. B. Reinstein, '76, is a trustee of the 


association ; and furnishes an interesting two- page article on the 
aims and policy of that body. The fraternities are Z 4^, 22 mem- 
bers; 4> A 0/21 ; X ^, 19; A K E, 28; B H, 25 ; 2 X, 11; 
OTA, 20, and 2 N, 24. All are represented by gravure group 
plates. Besides these, 2 A E and K A (Southern) have recently 
organized chapters, and Q A is a local body seeking a A Y charter. 
K A ©, r 4> B and Sorosis are the ladies' societies. • Under the 
head of '* Flotsam and Jetsam,'' are some good paragraphs detail- 
ing incidents that make good hits on several of the Berkeley 
chapters, and give hints as to their leading characteristics. For 
instance, we take *' How the Professor Sized him up'' : 

**lt was a warm Summer day, and the flies were having a nice, 
quiet ball on the professor's bald spot, when the calling of the roll 
proceeded with a monotonous regularity. It was a Freshman class, 
and therefore all were present. Suddenly there was a break in the 
roll and a name was called twice. The sport was asleep and had failed 
to answer to his name; his friend nudged him and he sleepily said: 
* Stop the deal.' The pretty freshie co-eds looked indignant, but the 
professor only smiled sadly. Soon the sport was called on, and flunked 
badly. The professor said nothing until the second bell had rung, 
and then he requested the sport to remain for a moment. As he looked 
at him in a kindly manner over his spectacles, he could hardly believe 
that the gaudily dressed youth who now stood before him was the 
quietly dressed, hard-working student who a few weeks before had 
been looked upon as the medal man of his class. 

The sport must have guessed the drift of the professor's thought, 
for he looked up quickly, and then blushing furiously, dropped his 
eyes again. Finally the professor tried to speak to him, but his voice 
seemed choked with emotion. After several efforts he managed to say : 
» My boy, how long have you been a Chi Phi ? ' '' 

The Blue and Gold gets another source of satire in ex-president 
Harrison's stay at Stanford University and produces ** Bennie at 
Palo Alto," and ** Lines written on reading of Benny's Doings in 
the * Examiner.' " The frontispiece is a portrait of Prof. Bernard 
Moses, of the chair of History and Political Economy That of 
Joseph Le Conte also is given. The page devoted to 4> A shows 
five faculty members, Z 4^ with six, being the only other fraternity 
with more than three. J. D. Gish is representative on the Blue 
and Gold. Holmes and Parcells are members of *' Skull and 
Keys," the secret dramatic club; Parcells, Manager, and King, 
members of the Glee Club: Koch, editor on the Bcrkeleyan ; 
KierulfT, sergeant major of the Cadet Battalion, and Koch, cap- 
tain, and Torrey on Track Athletic Team. 

The Ouiatenon has a good feature in ** Recollections of our 
Alma Mater. Five Decades of College Life," which gives ac- 
counts from five alumni, members respectively of '46, '56, '66, 
'76 and '86. These form most interesting reading. The volume 


opens with a plate of three campus views, wliich are supplemented 
funber on by three similar plates. The Faculty and Assistants 
appear in portrait groups, and the Editors "Hefore" and "After." 
The original drawings are mostly from the pen of a member of 
'97 — A. B. Boyer, A T i, and are deservedly excellent. The 
draigD prefacing the fraiernity lists is one of the best of these. 
Wabash is a rarity among Indiana colleges, in that it i.s not a co- 
I educational college. By count, we ascertain that there are 141 
[■students in the college proper— 17, 27. 41 and 46 from senior to 
I freshman respectively. Of these, 81 are fraiernity men- B II, 
19. *AB, 16; *ri, 16; *K*, 16: 2 X, 2, and A T A. 12. 
E a Y is a senior society, drawing memhership from $ A ®, 4> T A, 
> K >i' and ATA. The usual sjiace is devoted to foot-ball and 
[ base-liall, but no record of games appears. The Phi Delta Theta 
[ page ihows 16 Fratres in Urbf — more than any other fraternity. 
is is Editor in-chief of the volume : Willis is president and 
■ is vice-president and delegate to the state convention of the 
lical association; Travis and Byers, vice-president and sec- 
1 respectively of "The Lyceum'': Olive, president, and 
1^ secretary and treasurer of the Natural History Society ; 
IcGregor, Edwards and Hammond on the Mandolin Club ; Little 
I and Wynekoop on the football team; Mcliregor, pitcher, and 
I Little, substitute, on the base ball team, and l.ittle and Wynekoop 
1 the Wabash Track Athletic team at State Field Day, Alto- 
ler the Ouiaitnen is a dainty book. 
"The sands are run, 
Uur task is done. 
Exhausted both our time and lexl: 
We've haii our day. 
Likewise our say. 
We've nothing more to ofter — nexll '' 

the concluding page of Vermont's '96 Ariel, which 
I comes with the compliments of Vermont Alpha. Following the 
■ jpi'ecedent established by anti([iiarian editors of former volumes, 
I this one is dedicated to one identified with the early history of the 
I college. Prof. William i\. T. Shedd, of the class of '39. Prof. 
[ Shedd afterwards was Professor of English Literature in the col- 
I lege, but eventually drifted into more purely theological work, 
being professor at Union Theological Seminary, New York, from 
1874 until his death, in October, 1S94. His portrait is the fron- 
tispiece. The summary of students for i894-'95 shows an enroll- 
ment of 443, of whom 224 were academic imdergraduaies. A I, 
local, theoldest secret society at Vermont, has become reduced in 
membership to 7 — but one member in '97 and one in '98, 2 * 
numbers 16: A*, zo: *A®, 28; A T«. 23, and K 2. 23 (sev- 


eral agricultural students among the number). The Junior class, 
as in many other annuals, a[)pears in portraits. The illustrations 
include a number of college and Burlington views, *^ (College 
Street/' ** Church Street," '* Yachting on Lake Champlain," 
** College Green," '' Medical College," '* Main Street." *' Uni- 
versity Place," ** liattery Park," ** Our Property " (a seven piece 
group of college buildings), and **Ye Pleasant Memories," a 
group whose most attractive feature is a charming view of the Phi 
Delta Theta House. Vermont Alpha has eleven Frattrs in Urbt\ 
three of these being in the Medical Department ; Lincoln is treas- 
urer of '97 ; Saunders, secretary of the athletic association and 
Sabin and Lovell, directors; Sabin, secretary and treasurer of the 
base-ball association ; Dai^gett and Forbes on base-ball team ; 
Daggett, manager of 'varsity foot-ball team, '95 ; Cutter, first prize 
in Forest declamation contest; Doten, first Speaker from the 
House ; Dunham, (irove oration, '94 class day ; Dairy mple, pres- 
ident of the Y. M. C. A. ; Lincoln, secretary, and Cutter on the 
(ilee Club; Winslow, captain of company in Cadet Battalion. 

The group plate of the Pennsylvania Epsilon Chapter which 
appeared in the June Scroll was borrowed from the Mkrocosm 
of Dickinson College, which is now before us for review. When 
we saw the full page drawing setting forth the names of the " Board 
of Editors," with the slanting stroke of the letter ** N" turned 
the wrong way in eleven of the twelve jjlaces where used, we 
were afraid the chair of English at Dickinson had been abandoned. 
The fact that the artist got one turned right inclines us to believe 
it was a case with him as it is with us if we stop when half way 
through the word *' which" to think how it is spelt. If once we 
debate the matter, we are lost until the dictionary settles it. The 
artist in his moment of indecision should have consulted the 
alphabet. The frontispiece is a plate from the architect's elevation 
of the proposed new " Denny Recitation Hall," which will be a 
handsome building. Other plates show ** Bosler Memorial Hall," 

The Jacob Tome Scientific Building" (both modern structures), 

The (iymnasium," **East" and **West" colleges. The Law 
School, and the Allison Memorial Church. Dickinson was 
chartered by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania September 8. 
1783, and received its name from John Dickinson, (Governor of 
the Commonwealth, " in memory of the great and important 
services rendered to his country,'' and *^ of his very liberal dona- 
tion to the Institution. " We (juote from a History of Dickinson 
College in Mkrocosm : 

»* It has been said of Dickinson that in proportion lo her size, she 
has had more alumni of distinction than any other college in the 
country. That this is not an altogether idle boast will be shown by 


a summary of her 3,600 graduates, which includes 430 lawyers, 431 
ministers. 5 bishops, 180 doctors, 203 professors, 250 teachers, 70 
army officers. 61 State legislators, 30 State senators, 41 members of 
Congress. 8 U. S. Senators, 50 journalists, 2 Chief Justices of the 
U- S.. II Chief Justices of Pennsylvania. 42 judges. 7 Cabinet mem- 
bers, 2 Governors and one President of the I'. S." 

It might be remarked that this president was James Buchanan, 
an honorary member of Phi Delta Theta, having been elected in 
the early days of the Fraternity. The faculty group shows 13 
faces, two of these being Phis — Whiting and Stephens. 4> A (s) 
is fifth in order of establishment at Dickinson, but in all other 
ways can lay etjual, or superior, claim to first place. The list 
shows two faculty members, two Fratrcs in Urbe^ tw o in Le^e and 
21 undergraduates. Matter was '95 class president; Smedley, 
97, president ; Soper, vice-president and McNeal treasurer of '98 ; 
Smedley, vice president and Souders, secretary of the V. M. C. A. ; 
(iilruy, president of the Blaine Republican club; Eldon, presi- 
dent, and Davis, secretary of the athletic association ; J. A. Eldon, 
manager, and R. Eldon, Gilroy and Davis, on foot-ball team; 
Gilroy, Davis, McNeal and West on the base-ball team ; Ziegler, 
winner of Belles Lettres Society Contest IVize ; Smedley, second 
McDaniel Prize, and Soper, the Dare Prize ; McNeil had the 
Latin Salutatory at '94 Commencement, and Cleaver was Class 
Historian ; (lilroy was on the Inter-Sdciety Debate for the Wall- 
ower Prize, and editor on the Dkkinsonian : Noon was on the 
program of the io6th anniversary of the U. P. S., and editor of 
Microcosm : Davis and Burns were winners in the io6th anniver- 
sarv debate of the U. P. S. 

Thp: Scroll has been favored with a copy of the Accumulator, 
the first annual issued by the students of Case School of Applied 
Science, Cleveland. Its editors were chosen from the Junior 
class. The volume is dedicated to the founder of the School, 
the late Leonard Case. The illustrations show the board of editors, 
Leonard Case, the grounds and buildings. President Cady Staley, 
the foot-ball team and views in the laboratories. In 1 894 the Case 
foot-ball team won from Cleveland Athletic Club, Hiram, (). S. U. 
and Kenyon ; and lost to Michigan, (Jberlin and Adelbert. T/ic 
/nfo^ral is a monthly publication of the .students. There are three 
secret fraternities - Z 4^, organized in 1885, being the only chai>ter 
of a general fraternity. 12 4^ was organized in 1885 and A K in 
1892 — both locals. To these has since been added ^ A O, local. 
There are three Phis in attendance at the s< hool. The total 
enrollment from senior to freshman is 193. 



The passenger who takes the Hocking Valley train South from 
(Columbus passes first through one of the richest farming sections 
of Ohio, and later through one uf the most important coal fields 
of this country. In this section after a three hours ride he finds 
himself at the town of Athens, with a population of something 
like 4,000 ; the county seat and the seat of the Ohio University 
the oldest college west of the Alleghenies. 

This college was organized in 1804, military land grants being 
its first support. Since then it has received aid from the annual 
legislatures of the State. Until recent years it was ////' Ohio 
University, and its friends looked forward to the time when 
Athens would be the seat of a University whose name and fame 
would be fully commensurate with that of the State which 
christened it. For reasons which seemed sufficient the State has 
chosen to develoj)e its greatest University in the Ohio State 
University at Columbus, which was founded originally as the 
Ohio Agricultural and Mechanical College. This limits the 
University at Athens to a strictly collegiate and literary field, the 
one which it has so su< cessfully occupied for nearly a century, 
and in which it has to-day as good promise as yesterday. Its 
students are drawn almost entirely from the south-eastern section 
of the State. Its alumni are known throughout the country. 

Ohio (iamma has Hourished here since 1868. Its rivals are 
B n and ATA, and although * A © was the latest comer, yet 
for several college generations no one has contested her right to 
first place in Athenian college and student affairs. There is in 
the chapter, and the same can be said of its rivals and of the student 
body generally, an intense loyalty and enthusiasm in everything 
that pertains to the fraternity and to the college . 

Considering these things, when TH^ S( kom. was waited upon 
by a committee with an invitation to be |)resent at the Chapter's 
annual bancjuet, Thk Scroll accepted and made a night of it. 

Leaving Columbus at six o'clock in the evening we found our- 
selves at Athens at nine. The annual contest between the two 
literary societies gave us an opportunity of hearing an exj)osition 
on (Jreek and Rome once more, something we had known 
very little of since the days of our own college oratory, and to 
hear of the dangers which beset our present civilization. But 
oratory over the bantpiet was on. This was held at the Hotel 
Berry, where everything had been j)repared to make the way 
of the banqueters easy. Ladies graced the occasion and several 
of the alumni were there. The menu was thoroughly discussed 
from ** Bouillon to Marshmallows ^' and then began the 



Toastmaster, . . . William E. Buxnv, '86 

•* If he had lufii forK<»tten. 
It hti<l Ihm'u Ht> a trap in our greut feast." 

Once a Phi, always a Phi, Judge James M. Tripp, '77 

*• Time but the linpres.«<ioii <lee|H?r makes, 
As streams then i-haniiels iliM'per wear." 

The White Carnation, E. A. Tinker, '93 

'• We <leem th** White Carnation 
The lt>velieNt Hower that grows." 

The Fraternity, . Dr. J. E. Brown, Ohio Beta, '84 

" One of the few. the immortal names. 
That wert* not born to die." 

The Bar, . • . T. S. Hogan, '96 

" I>ive happy, work hard, and die poor." 

The College Man, Hon. C. H. (tRosvenor, Honorary, '70 

" Impartiality their talent.s si'an. 
.Inst education forms thf man." 

The Phi Girls, . . S. L. McCune, '95 

Oh Me, Ah My. oh. Mama! Why? ?! : ?! ?! ?! — phi_r _(ji, . 

Impromptu, ... . . Alu.mni 

•• .Inst hold your bn-ath kin<l friends, auhile." 

This programme does not show then that an enjoyable musical 
program was rendered in the hotel parlors previous to the ban- 
quet proper, nor that after the conchiding toast and Phi yell, that 
the **boys" gathered in the chapter hall on the camj)us and 
with song and old time stories of college life passed the hours 
until the sun light showed behind the eastern hills. '1'he StRoLi. 
made the night of it, and at six o'clock we were on our way to 
the capital city. We were glad to have attended the annual 
banquet of Ohio (Jamma, held Monday evening, June 24, 1895. 



iAlwtnu't i»f ihf Mii-irr"'* oralion, Kiitlcr (iiiviM^ity. tlrlivt-nMl S»iunlii\ i'\rn- 
luir, Jiiiu' I. t>y HiikIi Th. Miliar. IihHiUiil (oiiniiia. >s. ! 

The average American believes so thoroughly in the high 
value of the real and practical, and has such unbounded conli 
dence in the native al)ilitv of his < ountrvmen to achieve any- 
thing within the hniits of the possible, that he regards < ollege 
education, with its tendency toward idealism and its assumption 
that men need training in a special manner for life work, as lack- 
ing in practicality and <iuite unessential to success. The 
reasons for this prejudice no longer have the foundation they 
once had. In the early days of the nation the struggle for exis- 
tence was so severe as to give no oj)i)ortunity for the cultivation 
of arts and letters, and there has long been, in our methods of 
instruction, especially in the classics, a survival of the scholastic 
spirit of the middle ages, which was, indeed, far from inspiring 
practical effort. These conditions have changed, and the prep- 
aration that the college man receives today is practical in the 
highest sense. Success in business life demands the very 
breadth of view, the grasj) of the whole with a mastery of the 
details, that can best be obtained in our class rooms and labora- 
tories. The demand for college education and for the men and 
women it prepares is steadily increasing. College graduates, 
when their pro|X)rtion to the j)opulation of the country is remem- 
bered, will be found to have been much more uniformly su<'cess- 
ful than any other class. 

The selfishly practical spirit so often found in business life 
seems, however, to have come upon the college-bred, in one 
respect. 'J'his is in politics. Julucated men are content to vote 
when election day comes around and feel that this, with the 
prompt payment of ones taxes, discharges all the duties of 
citizenship. To exert an influence in politics one must give 
much time and thought and work to the matter, and the condi- 
tions of our political system and political life at present demand 
the best efforts of the best men. It is true that the political 
field is not an attractive one to the man of moral sensibility and 
intellectual relmement: its rewards are uncertain, its methods 
are distasteful. A man is tco often asked to sacrifice consis- 
tency, convictions and independence. In spite of these dis- 
couraging facts many college men have been influential in 
American politics, and it is they, in the majority of cases, who 
are called to All the highest positions. 

It is the imperative duty of college men to take a constant 
and active interest in politics. Their moral force is needed. 


Politics, business and society all need men with a higher regard 
for truth. The man who has learned habits of mental honesty, 
who is fair to an opponent, who is not ashamed to talk of prin- 
ciples or to be guided by them, is found oftenest in our colleges. 
Our smaller church schools are among the most potent factors of 
good in the land, in educating men to respect ideals and the 
conscience. The intellectual force of men of higher education 
is needed in politics. Clear reasoning on public questions will 
hasten ihe downfall of the demagogue, of the financial fanatic. 
The reforms we need so much, proportional representation, the 
merit system, can be presented and cairied through best by 
educated men, men familiar with the princijiles of economics 
and the facts of history. 

Our municipal affairs call for men of moral and intellectual 
force to cleanse and regulate them. American cities have the 
worst governments in the world This is largely due to the 
indifference of men of mind and heart, who allow the ignorant 
and vicious to misgovern extravagantly and corruj)tly. Muni- 
cipal government is a matter of business and not of politics, a 
business that calls for the best adnwhisirative talent and broadest 
preparation, a matter of vital concern to every man who sets 
any value on property, life or honor. 

If our primaries are to produce results of which honest men 
can be proud, or to use methods at which decent men need not 
blush, they must be attended by men of moral stamina and fear- 
less independence. All efforts to raise the standards of conven- 
tions, of candidates and of methods must begin in the primary, 
and if respectable citizens persist in absenting themselves they 
may hold themselves largely responsible for the evils they 
deplore. Open corruption, in the |)riinary and elsewhere, is not 
the most dangerous evil to be guarded against. Political bar- 
gains and sales are very cleverly disguised nowadays. Schemes 
for influencing legislation are as numerous as they are effective, 
even among the Solons of the Hoosier State. There is no 
reason why a man's residence, his religious views, his money, 
disappointed aml)ition, party service should entitle him to i)osi- 
tions of trust and honor. Fitness is the onlv test wc should 

We need men who are not afraid to think and speak and act 
with inde|)endence and, above all, men who will allow their 
])olitical leaders and representatives the same independence they 
should claim for themselves. To succeed todav a man must 
cringe, flatter, temporize, compromise, H^crifice' all manliness 
and dignity. We are to blame for this when we selfishly insist 
on our representatives voting in favor of our own interests when 


thev conflict with the demands of the common welfare. We 
have already, however, a large body of independents in each of 
the great political parties, large enough to secure or prevent suc- 
cess in almost any election. It is from our college men that 
these voters have been ajid will be recruited. They benefit 
their parties more by bolting unfit nominations than do the parti- 
sans in saddHng incapable officials on the community, which will 
hold the party responsible for the men it elects. Independence 
is necessary to make one a patriot and a man. 

The college prepares a man for independent thinking and 
impartiality as nothing else can. In it one learns to make just 
estimates and to love truth for its o\yn sake. The educated man 
has every advantage of equipment for the work of life and his 
opportunities are the broadest. To show that he is capable not 
only of generous impulses, but of common gratitude, he must 
use all he has as wisely and as freely as he can for the common 
good . — /littler Colie^^ian . 



In looking back over previous rei)orts of the H. (L C. they 
will be found to differ widely in various respects, but they all 
agree on one thing, viz., the difficulty in obtaining the reports 
from the Chapter Historians. This report is no exception to the 
rule. Blanks for the purpose were mailed to every chapter on 
March i6th. Yet in spite of rei)eated ap]>eals by mail and 
telegraph the reports of two chapters were not received till after 
September ist, and up to September 15th, two other chapters 
have not rejiorted at all. As much information as po.ssible con- 
cerning them has been obtained from outside sources, but their 
delinquency leaves this report incomplete in some particulars. 

F'rom the accompanying table it will be seen that the roll of 
active chapters is the same as it was hst year. Applications for 
charters at a number of institutions have been received, but 
without exception they have been refused or referred to the next 
National Convention. The number of alumni Chapters has 
increased by one, and more interest in the welfare of the Frater- 
nity seems to be taken by all the alumni Cha|)ters. 

The total membership of the Fraternity on .April ist, 1895, 
was 8,124 ^ he number initiated last year was 449, an average 
of 6.5 per chapter. This takes in only those actually initiated, 
and does not include those pledged, or affiliated from other 


chapters. The number initiated the previous year was 435. 
The number retired during the year ending April ist, 1895, ^'^s 
362, against 414 for the previous year. Of those who retired, 
182, or 50 per cent, took degrees, which is an increase over last 
year. The total number of attendant members on April ist was 
1,075, against 1,060 for the previous year. Our membership is 
steadily, though slowly increasing, showing a slight increase in 
the average size of each chaj)ter. 

The increase in the number of chapter houses is remarkable. 
Five chapters now own houses of their own and nine others 
occupy rented houses. One of these expects to build a house of 
its own during the year '95-96 and hopes to occupy it before 
the date of its next annual report. It is gratifying to note from 
the reports, that a large majority of the chapters have building 
funds gathered and hope to soon have houses of their own. A 
few of the weaker chapters however still meet in private rooms. 

Another evidence of the interest shown by the individual 
members is the fact that over 50 |)er rent of the active members 
have badges. A total of nearly 600 badges worn by active col- 
lege men, scattered from Maine to California and from Minne- 
apolis to New Orleans, cannot fail to give to the outside world 
some idea of the size of our Fraternity. It is gratifying to note 
that in four chai)ters. New Hampshire Alpha, New York Alpha 
and Beta, and Pennsylvania Eta, every active member has a badge ; 
while in several other chapters over 90 per cent of the members 
wear the sword and shield. Several of the chapters however 
have but three or four badges among three times that number of 
men. As simple but tasteful pins can now be obtained very 
cheaply, it is to be hoped that this state of affairs will not long 

With the exception of a few of our Southern chapters, which 
are numerically weak, the F^raternity is in a healthy and prosper- 
ous condition. The energy which was formerly expended in 
extension is now chiefly devoted to internal improvement. Our 
geographical situation as well as the distribution of our member- 
ship, fully entitles us to the claim of being the National Frater- 
nity, while our steady growth, high standard of membership and 
lofty ideals, will soon leave to the older Fraternities the fact of 
their age as their only claim to superiority. 

DwiOHT N. Marhle, H. G. C. 
New York, Sept i6th, 1895. 


Maine Alpha... 'l'i;ii -. ..'12 Three rented rooms. 

N. H. Alpha :lll|l2 10 l(ll:i!> Three rented rooms. 

Vermont Alpha. :;!) Ill 4 J j.'> Threc-slorv rented house. 

Mass. Alpha... 1^. 

(i 1 :' i_' Two-Story rented house. 

Mass. Beta :;.-. 

2 11 ."i:i4 Owns three-story house, jil."i,(Hl<i. 

R. 1. Alpha L'r 

:-, \ IJii T«-j renled rooms. 

N. Y.AIpha... J7 

f, . :.S Three-sioiv rented house. 

N. Y. Bera 1. 

(i 1 |.". Rented hail. 

N. Y. Delta Jl 

: 4. ;! i:; Three rented rooms. 

N. Y. Kp-ilon... IT 
Penn. Alpha.... 1! 

4 i;i Three-storv rented house. 

:;, .K Rented hall 

Pcnn. Beta s 

;; ;, 

Penn. Gamma.. VZ 

•:. U Reniedhall. 

Penn. Delia .... Il' 

s 7 

:;' (V Four rented rooms. 

Penn, Epsilon.. I'l 

I'll Two rented rooms. 

Penn. Zeia 21 1 •■ 

lil, Kour-story rented house. 

Penn. Eta 'U 

;: !."> Owns »«.000 house. 

Va. Alpha ]i; 

.'. 1 

I| ■>: Rented hall. 

Va.Bela 'll 

A 1 

. •■. Rented hall. 

Va! Delta. .".'!: J is 

2' Three rooms furnished by college. 

Va. Zeta 7 

2 ( Two rented rooms. 

N. C Bela - 

Ky.Alpha H 

2I"> Two rented rooms. 

Ky.Delta ill 

I 4 Rented hall. 

Ga. Alpha J^ 

Ill Rented hall. 

•Ga.Beia J: 

Ga. Gamma .... I: 

:; ^ Two college rooms. 

Tenn. Alpha... i'> 

:: ■■■ Chapter owns a Sft.WO-house. 

Tenn. Beta II 

I ' Chapter owns a jl,500house. 

Ala. Alpha i:W 

l.ll s 


Ala. Bcla IH 

ll! 5 

3101 Three rented rooms. 

•Ala. Gamma... .lis 


Miss. Alpha..... 13 

il! 4 

■2 .V Two rented rooms. 

La. Alpha la 

:!■ 4 

'^ -I Meets in private rooms. 

Texas Beta 

2' Rented hall. 

T*xas Gamma.. 


.. t, Rented hall. 

Ohio Alpha 

;l ::. Suite of four rented rooms. 

Ohio Beta 


(1 1 Four rented rooms. 

Ohio Gamma... 


-1 1 

3 7 Two rented rooms. 

Ohio Delta 


■1. 1 

. . 7)1 Two rented rooms. 




Ohio Epsilon . . .j 7; \\ 

Ohio Zeta i o' 5 

Ind. Alpha 22|ll 

Ind. Beta jlSjo 

Ind. Gamma. . . . |li*! '^ 

Ind. Delta \h 7 

Ind. Epsilon 7 

Ind. Zeta iiu 

Ind. Theta Il7 

Mich. Alpha. . . . 22 

Mich. Beta 11 

Mich. Gamma. . 14. 

111. Alpha 121 

111. Delta ,12l 

111. Kpsilon illi 

111. Zeta 14 

III. Eta 20 

Wis. Alpha 121 

Mo. Alpha 'l4 

Mo. Beta \\\ 

Mo. Gamma 15 

Iowa Alpha l(i 

Iowa Beta 11 

Minn. Alpha 13 

Kansas Alpha. . 11 
Neb. Alpha \\\ 






t . 

Cal Alpha. 
Cal. Beta . . 









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Two rented rooms. 
Two rented rooms. 
Three rented rooms. 
Suite of six r^-nted rooms. 
Three rented rooms. 
8 5 3: Two rented rooms. 
Three rented rooms. 
Three rented rooms. 
Three rented rooms. 
Two-storv rented house. 


II t>i 
1 ^ 2' 


h 3 

3 2 

Three rented rooms. 

Suite of three rented rooms. 
2 6 Suite of six rented rooms. 

Rented suite. 

Owns $.'),(H)0 house. 

Suite of five rented rooms. 

Three-story rented house. 

Four rented rooms. 

Three rented rooms. 

Two rooms furnished by coUejje. 

Two rented rooms. 

Three rented rooms. 
7 Four rented rooms. 
3 Five rented rooms. 
t» Suite of seven rented rooms. 
7 Three-story rented house. 
(» Two-story rented house. 

4 5 
4 W 

r> s 

3 4 
SS 2 






A small card adorned with white and blue ribbons, and bear- 
ing the legend : 


— T<>— 

JuiKiE Woods 

— AT— 

lJ»iy View Hou.-jc, Buy View. Mieh. 
Jiilv 2t>th. 1WI'>. 

tells the tale of a very pleasant event. Those who were present 
are to be envied the enjoyable time which dame rumor credits 
them with having. No better account can be given of this mid- 
summer expression of Phi-delity than that from the Bay Vine 
Daily Re sorter of July 27 : 

During the past week several well-dressed gentlemen may have 
been seen in close and earnest conversation at various times and 
places in Bay View. Good citizens did not know what kind of a plot 
was hatching, but they were obliged to smother their anxiety in 
silence. However, the cat — or rather the goat — was let out last 
night, when it was discovered that the conspirators were members of 
the Phi Delta Theta college fraternity. The occasion was a compli- 
mentary banquet to Judge Woods, the distinguished jurist who is 
sojourning at this resort for needed rest and recreation. Trimmed 
with beautiful and fragrant flowers, the dining room of the Bay View 
house never looked more inviting. Delicate menu cards indicated that 
the elegant repast consisted of six courses. 

Rev. Henry F. Shier filled the position of toast-master. Responses 
were made as follows : ** Phi Delta Theta," Judge Woods; ** White 
Carnation,'' O. R. Hardy ; *' Sir William," A. C. Newell ; -The 
Ladies," E. C. Chaffee : **The Bond,'' J. C. Munger ; ** Faculty 
Members," Prof. Millis ; flower — white carnation. 

The following guests were seated around the tables : Judge 
Woods, Chicago : Prof. O. R. Hardy (Michigan) and wife, Ishpem- 
ing, Mich.: Rev. H. F. Shier, (Michigan) and wife, Tipton, Mich.; 
Prof. E. C. Chaffee, (Hillsdale,) Owossa, Mich.; Miss Edith Mac- 
Dougal, Hillsdale, Mich.: A. C. Newell, (Michigan) Des Moines, 
Iowa : Prof. F. E. Millis, (De Pauw) Lewiston, Maine ; Miss M. 
Lx>uise Jones, Emporia, Kansas : J. C. Munger, (Ohio State) Xenia, 
Ohio; Miss Flora Barnes. 




The following table exhibits the growth of the Fraternity's 
membership, as evidenced by the six editions of the Catalogue. 
The titles of chapters are according to the sixth edition ; and 
on a line with the title of each chapter are ligures showing the 
chapters membership as it appeared in each edition : 

i860. 1870. 1872. 1878. 1883. 1893. 

Ohio Alpha, 

. 70 






Indiana Alpha, 







Kentucky Alpha, 

• 75 






Indiana Beta. 







Ohio Ciamma Prime, 

. 6 





Texas Alpha Prime, 







Kentucky Beta, 






Kentucky Gamma. 


1 1 


Wisconsin Alpha. . 

. 18 





VV'isconsin Beta, . 



1 1 



Illinois Alpha, 

• 15 




Indiana Ciamma, . 







Ohio Beta, 






Indiana Delta, 






Indiana Epsilon, 






Michigan Alpha, . 





Illinois Beta. 






Indiana Zeta. 






Ohio Ciamma, 






Virginia Alpha, 






Indiana Eta, . 






Missouri Alpha, . 







Illinois (lamma. 





Illinois Delta, 





Georgia Alpha Prime, 





Georgia Alpha, 





(leorgia Beta, 





Iowa Alpha, 





Georgia Gamma, 





Ohio Delta, 





New York Alpha, . 





Pennsylvania Alpha, 




California Alpha, 




Michigan Beta, . 




Virginia Beta, 




Virginia Gamma, 




Ohio Epsilon, 




Nebraska Alpha, . 





Virginia Delta, 




Pennsylvania Beta, 




Pennsylvania Gamma, 






i860. 1870. 1872. 1878. 



Tennessee Alpha, 




Missouri Beta Prime, 




Mississippi Alpha, 




Alabama Alpha,. 




Virginia Epsilon, 




Texas Alpha, . 



Illinois Epsilon. . 



North Carolina Alpha, 



Illinois Zeta, 



Alabama Beta, 



South Carolina Alpha, . 



Pennsylvania Delta, 



Vermont Alpha, . 


1 10 

Pennsylvania Epsilon, 



Missouri Beta, 



Minnesoto Alpha, . 



Iowa Beta, . 



South Carolina Beta. 



Kansas Alpha, 



Michigan (}amma, . 



Tennessee Beta, . 



Ohio Zeta, 


Texas Beta. 


Pennsylvannia Zeta, 


New York Beta, . 


New York Gamma, . 


Maine Alpha. 


New York Delta, 


New Hampshire Alpha. 


North Carolina Beta. 


Kentucky Delta, . 

. . . 


Massachusetts Alpha, 


Texas Gamma, 


New York Epsilon, . 


Virginia Zeta, 


Alabama Gamma, 


Pennsylvania Eta, 



Massachusetts Beta, 


Rhode Island Alpha, 


Louisana Alpha, 


Missouri Gamma, . 


California Beta, 



292 556 923 1929 3460 7286 

The nomenclature of chapters is now regular except in four 
States, Ohio, Georgia, Texas and Missouri. The various titles 
held by chapters in these States were as follows : 

Ohio— Miami Chapter: Founded in 1848 and always called 
Alpha. Wittenberg Chapter : Chartered in 1852 as Gamma; 


title never changed except to (iamma Prime in sixth edition 
of Catalogue. Ohio Wesleyan Chapter: Chartered in i860 as 
Delta; changed to (iainma in 1871 ; changed to Deha in 1875; 
changed to Beta in 1880. Ohio University Chapter : Chartered 
in 1868 as Beta: changed to Hpsiion in 1875: changed to 
(jamnia in 1880. Wooster Chapter: Ciiartered in 1872 as 
Delta; changed to Zeta in 1875; changed to Delta in 1880. 
Buchtel Chapter: Chartered in 1875 ^^ ^^^^' < hanged in 1880 
to Epsilon. State University Chapter: Chartered in 1883 as 
Zeta and title never (hanged. 

Texas — Austin College ('ha|)ter: Cliartered in 1853 as 
Alpha: title never changed ex( cpt to AIj)ha Prime, in sixth 
edition. Trinity Chapter: Chartered in 1878 as Beta; 
changed to Alpha in 1880. State University Chapter: Char- 
tered in 1883 as Beta: title never changed. (Jeorgetown 
Chapter: Chartered in 1886 as (Jamma; title never (hanged. 

Georgia — Oglethor])e C^hapter : ( hartered in 1871 as Alpha; 
title never, changed except to Al|;ha Prime, in sixth edition. 
State University Chapter: Chartered in 187 1 as Beta: changed 
to Al[)ha in 1880. Emory Chapter: Chartered in 1871 as 
Gamma; changed to P)eta in 1880. Mercer Chapter: C^'har- 
tered in 1872 as Delta; <hanged to (iamma in 1880. 

Missouri — State University Chapter: Chartered in 1870 as 
Alpha; title never changed. C'eniral Chapter: Chartered in 
1876 as Beta ; title never changed except to Beta Prime, in 
sixth edition. Westminster Chapter : Chartered in 1891 as 
Gamma; title never (hanged. 

Wai TKK B. Palmkr. 


In a long acijuaintance with Greek letter fraternity news, we 
do not remember having run across anything that i)resents as 
much originality as the Ctthrrsify MiJi:;azine item concerning X<I>, 
which we herewith a])pend. Until X4> has had a chance to 
speak, we feel as though judgment should be suspended. But 
should it be as the . I A74,'v?s//;r states, that the fraternity attempted 
to adopt such a standard, and expected a ( ompliance thereto, an 
inquest should be held to determine whether or not that organi- 
zation is possessed of '-mens sana in corpore sano." Chi Phi 
has made itself rediculous in the college world by attempting to 
claim 1824 as the date of its founding. The trend of these 
Brown University X* resolutions would indicate that either it 
has gone daft in its attempt to bolster up this claim, or that a 


scheme was on foot to ** freeze out" the Brown University 
chapter. The following is the clipping from the Afagazine: 

'•We do not remember having seen anything similar to the fol- 
lowing, which is taken from The Brunotiian for June i, 1895 : 


Whekeas The Kappa Chapter of Chi Phi was founded at Brown 
University in 1872, by the secret Order of Chi Phi, and has existed 
to the present time under the original charter granted by that body, 

Whereas, The secret Order of Chi Phi in 1874, united with the 
Southern Order of Chi Phi (so-called), and formed the Chi Phi Fra- 
ternity, and 

Whereas, The Chi Phi Fraternity has persisted in violating the 
rights of the Kappa Chapter, by seeking to withdraw its charter on 
grounds wholly unconstitutional and unjust, and by seeking to 
injure its good reputation, and 

Whereas, The Chi Phi Fraternitv has not only violated its own 
constitution, but has sought to foist upon its Chapters a standard 
totally opposed to the manly character and democratic spirit which 
our own alma mater has always inculcated, and 

Whereas, The Kappa Chapter regards this standard as unworthy 
of itself and of Brown University, and 

Whereas, The Chi Phi Fraternity lias utterly violated its oaths 
of obligations and agreements with the Kappa Chapter, and thus left 
this Chapter free to act independently, and 

VV'hereas, The alumni of Kappa Chapter have re-established the 
supreme organization of the secret Order of Chi Phi, be it 

Resolved, That the Kapp.i Chapter dissolve its connection with 
the Chi Phi Fraternity, that it resume its allegiance to the secret 
Order of Chi Phi, and that it continue its existence as a Chapter of 
that organization. 

This re.solution has been adopted by the Kappa Chapter, which is 
made up of the following members : 

Oscar F. Bellows, John A. Gammons, Kdwin A. Skinner, S. S. 
Lapham, Jr., Allan P. Stevens, Howard B. Gorham, Franklin D. 
Elmer, J. Ellis Ames, Robert S. Phillips, Allan B. Bicknell, John 
W. Smith, Horatio C. Allen, Arthur H. Chamberlain, Wilbur A. 

We heartily indorse the above resolution, and give the Kappa 
Chapter our firm support in the stand taken. 

Edward D. Bassett, 
William H. Sweetlaxd, 
W\ J. V. Osterhout, 

For the Chi Phi Alumni AMfH'intioti of KapjHi Chupter. 

It will not, we hope, be regarded as a violation of the solemn con- 
fidence in us reposed, if we intimate that the ' standard ^ sought to 
be foisted upon the Chapters of Chi Phi was the requirement that all 
future initiates should be lineal male descendants of the gentlemen 
who, it is claimed, founded the Chi Phi in 1824. Inasmuch as the 

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names of these gentlemen are unknown, it is exceedingly difficult to 
comply with this new qualification, and it is not surprising that the 
Brown Chi Phi men are somewhat troubled. Our sympathies go out 
to them, or will, if they shall nobly come forth into the light and 
repudiate that date of 1824, whice was an after-thought of thirty 

The Order of K2, founded at the I'niversity of \'irginia in 
1867, has of late been sufTering from a disOrder similar to that 
of Chi Phi. Chai)ters of this order have been established at a 
number of Northern colleges in the past five years, and for some 
time we have been familiar with its insignia and chapter roll in 
such annuals as come from colleges where there were K2 chapters. 
Formerly it was ** Kappa Sigma. Founded at the University of 
Virginia, 1867.** Now we read ** Kappa Sigma. Founded, 1400, 
Italy; 1867, U. S." This data is furnished by the University of 
Vermont chapter. Note the brevity of the wit. Now the Uni- 
versity of Michigan chapter is more explicit. In the Palladium 
it says, ** Kappa Sigma. Founded at the University of Bologna 
Italy, 1395 ; established in America at the University of Virginia, 
1867." The slight difference in statement in these two may be 
passed by in as much as the Vermont cha])ter is largely com- 
posed of **Aggies" who think it well enough to leave the matter 
in round figures, with some room for ])lay of imagination in filling 
out the details, while the Michigan men, being of legal bent, 
incline to exactness in all things — hence the date 1395. 

Now when we turn to a genuine ** down South" branch of 
this order we find that the last university of the South Cap and 
G(nvn says, ** Kappa Sigma. Founded at the University of Vir- 
ginia, 1867." Has this chapter failed to profit by the friendly 
tip, or has it concluded that the game is not worth the hunt? It 
would seem that it is time for KS's to find out where they are at. 
Some official circular should be issued and an understanding 
arrived at. Of course K2 is seeking no unjust notoriety in her 
antiquity. It would seem that 1395 is by all odds the best date 
to settle on, and we would therefore commend the choice of the 
Michigan men. Have it 1395 l)y all means. It is specific; it 
is euphonious; there is no graduate of the < lass of 1395, U. of H. 
(short for University of Bologna), in this country to disj)ute its 
origin that year; and finally, being the senior of 1400 by ^\s\: 
years, it should be given ])recedence. 

All this nonsense about date of founding has its origin m the 
alleged fact that the inner workings of the fraternity are those 
of an ancient order, ** Kirjaith Sepher," with whi( h the founders 
had become accpiainted while in Phirope. 

N. B. M. Angelo was a KS. 



The Scroll is out of its teens. With this number Volume 
XX is begun, and the last year of the second decade of the 
Fraternity's publication is at hand. These twenty years have 
formed the most momentous epoch in the history of the Frater- 
nity. It is accepted by all that The Scroll has had much to 
do with the development of the Order, and its elevation to the 
commanding position which it occupies among American College 

In 1886 at the end of the tenth volume, Brother WaUer H. 
Palmer prepared a historical review of the first ten volumes : a 
summary of contents, and indexed lists of subjects and contribu- 
tors. While these first ten volumes bear so important a relation 
to our prosperity, yet the second decade has ?een changes 
almost as marked from the first, as had it from ante-ScROLL 
times. It would seem timely to collate the important features 
of this second decade, and Brother Palmer has consented to 
edit a similar historical number as the closing one of this vol- 
ume. Such a review of the Scroll's work, bearing as it does 
an important relation to Phi Delta Theta history, cannot help 
but be of interest to all members of the Fraternity, and especi- 
ally to those whose personal acquaintance with The Scroll 
runs back but a short part of the decade. 

The Fraternity is to be congratulated that Brother Palmer has 
consented to make this review. 

When we look back over the fifteen years during which we 
have been associated with the Fraternitv and its interests, we 
are amazed at the changes that have taken place. All those 
who have studied Phi Delta Theta history are familiar with these 
things and can quote to you the important events since 1880. It 
is quite a more striking thing to have seen then, and the (luestion 
comes, what are to be the achievements of the Fraternity, which 
the undergraduate of today will note when he surveys the 
record fifteen years hence ? 


'J'here will not be in that record the numerical changes as to 
membership or number of chapters, or a new complexion in the 
geographical distribution of chapters. It is safe to say that the 
.most notable achievements will be in the way of the erection of 
chapter homes and the elaboration of the features which give 
character, stability and permanency to the individual chapter. 

Our chapter roll has assumed a definite character that the 
mutations of the next decade will affect but slightly. The 
under-graduate of today will at once recognize it when he sees 
it at the end of ten years of after-college experience. 

But he will find homes occupied and owned by c:hapters that 
at the time he left college were skeptical as to the benefits of 
such homes. He will find that these chapters are in close touch 
with Phi Delta Theta ideals, traditions and history ; that there is 
a community of interest beyond what he knew ; and finally that 
the chaj)ters are recognized by college authorittes as important 
integrals in college life, and are called ui)on in many new ways 
to round out the usefulness of a college course to their members. 

We are just in the beginning of the era of chapter house 
building in Phi Delta Theta. Five chapters have homes of their 
own, the aggregate representing proj)erty worth $35,000. 
Material additions to the number of homes owned by chapters 
will be made in the next three years, and the aggregate value of 
landed Phi Delta Theta property will be more than doubled. It 
is no dream of the future, but only a careful calculation of 
probabilities to say that in fifteen years, more than half our chap- 
ters will own their homes, and Phi Delta Theta property will 
represent investments of from $150,000 to $200,000. 

The untutored may smile and say ** optimist ; " the ambitious 
will say ** Utopia," but neither is right. What we have said will 
come to pass, but there will be no Utopia. The securing of 
these homes will add new fields for work and usefulness, and the 
Phi of the future will find as many avenues for activity as the 
Phi of today. Homes secured, there comes the subject of 
endowments, scholarships, etc., which will then be as important 
as the question of today. 

No fraternity is blessed with more loyal sons, and none have 
had brought to their altars more honors and laurels than Phi 


Delta Theta. The session of 1895-96 is, we believe, destined 
to see as loyal achievements as were ever wrought for the Fra- 
ternity. All the signs point to this, and we feel that no greater 
incitements are needed than are found in a just recognition of 
the past and present. 

Announcemknts of two important events are made under 
the head of official communications. These are the conventions 
of Alpha and (Jamma Provinces. The first is to be held with 
the New \'ork Beta, at Schenectady, Thursday and Friday, 
October 31st and November ist. President J. C\ Moore, Jr., 
and the host of the occasion are sparing no pains in arranging 
for a suc( essful reunion of Alpha Province Phis. Alpha I^rovince 
conventions have been proverbially successful, and thecpiestion is 
not whether this one is to be a success, but /urn* grfirf a one. We 
trust the loyalty and enthusiasm of the Eastern boys, young and 
old, will give a satisfactory answer. 

Many collegians feel a natural interest in Schenectady and 
*• Old I'nion." The college has had a remarkable history and 
influence in the educational field. In fraternity history it is no 
less cons[)icuous, six Greek Letter Societies having originated 
there, among these KA, the pioneer of the system. New York 
Beta celebrates her twelfth anniversarv this fall, and Phis should 
go there to see what kind of men represent us at this institution, 
the first home of fraternities, h'rom a Phi wayfarer last year we 
had it, that ** if any fraternity at Union has better men than the 
Phis, they can well be proud of su(*h cha])ter. " We hope the 
Eastern Phis will get well accjuainted with New York Beta, and 
with one another. 

Gamma Province, on the other hand, has held few conventions, 
and except at athletic events or oratorical contests the chai)ters 
have had little op])ortunity for exchange of visits. 

'i'his year the Cotton States and International Exposition will 
make Atlanta an objective point for all collegians and Phis of 
Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee. And not for these alone, for 
there will be many visiting Phis from more remote States. It is 
expected that these men for the most part, will time their visit to 


Atlanta, no as to he there during (lamma Province Convention. 
Friday and Sanirday. November 29th and jcth. The Scroi.i. 
m-ould ask f«>r Province President Keen the hearty co-operation 
of the Chapters to make the convention a success. Coming 
the day after Thanksgixing, during the college recess, there will 
he no conflict of duties. In fact we cannot see it in any other 
light than that it will be a grand reunion of Southern Phis. The 
National Convention in 1891 held one of its best sessions at 
Atlanta. The Southern Phis will trv 10 outdo this meeting. We 
trust cver\' Southern Phi who reads this will see that they do. 
And should any Northern Brother be expecting to visit the 
Kxposition. as many will, he should be sure to be there Novem- 
ber 29th and 30th. 

While wc have s|K>ken of Chapter Houses in a general way in 
a previous paragraph, we desire to i>ersonaIly congratulate Illinois 
/eta on the acquisition of its new home, the Sam O. Harsh 
Memorial Hall, which was dedicated last commencement, an 
ilUhstration of which appears in this number. The home is 
certainly one which honors the Chapter and the Fraternity. The 
movement which resulted in its acquisition was begun but five 
years ago. At that time there was no more reason why Illinois 
Zeta should be able to secure such a home than should fifty other 
Chapters in the Fraternity, except that its members made up their 
minds that the Chapter should hare one. Success has come sooner 
than some thought. It makes Phi Delta Theta mean more to 
Lombard Phis than it ever did before; it has added to the 
prestige and a.ssured the [)ermanency of the Chapter as nothing 
else could do. We congratulate Illinois Zeta, and would commend 
its example to some sixty sister Chapters, with the advice, ** Cio, 
thou, and do likewise.' 




In accordance with the action of the Indianapolis Convention 
-the General Council has a])i)ointed J. E. Brown, M. H. 
Guerrant and the undersigned a committee to prepare a revision 
of the Constitution and a Code of General Laws. The conven- 
tion directed that the proposed Constitution and Code should be 
printed, and copies of the same furnished to all chapters for their 
consideration at least six months before the time of meeting of 
the next National Convention. 

The committee would be j^leased to receive from any source 
suggestions in regard to amendu^ents of the Constitution or 
Ritual, and as to what .should be embodied in the Code of Laws. 
A special request is made that the President of each chapter will 
in chapter- meeting call on members for their ideas in regard to 
the revision. It would be a favor to the committee for this to be 
done during the first month of the fall term, and for the Reporter 
"to promptly communicate such suggestions to the committee. 

It is the intention of the committee also to suggest a model 
form of By Laws for the local government of chapters. The 
Reporter of each chapter is retjuested, as soon as convenient, to 
forward a copy of the By-Laws of the chapter, so that a form 
may be prepared embracing the best features of the By-Laws of 
all chapters. Communications should be addressed to Dr. J. E. 
Brown, P. O. Box 117, Columbus, Ohio. 

Walter P. Palmer, Chairman. 


The Alpha Province Convention will be held at Schenectady, 
New York, in October. Chapters will receive notices of the 
exact dates through their reporters, and a notice will also be 
published in the October Scroll. In order that all official com- 
munications may reach the chapters, the name and address of 
reporters elected to succeed those whose names appear in the 
June Scroll, should be sent to me immediately. Delegates 


should be elected as soon as possible, and their names forwarded 

to me, so that they may received the necessary instructions. As 

several matters of importance will come before this convention, 

including the (juestion of the advisability of entering two of the 

prominent eastern colleges, it is hoped that every chapter will be - 


J. Clark Moork, Jr., 

716 Walnut St. Philadelphia. President 0/ Alpha Prcn^ince. 


The Al])ha Province Convention will be held at Schenectady, 
New York, with the New York Beta Chapter, on Thursday, 
October 31st, and Friday, November ist. 

'J'he (juestions to be considered include several of great 
importance, and it is desired that every chapter in the Province 
be represented. Members of the Fraternity are cordially 
invited to attend as visitors, and those who can arrange to do so 
should not miss the opportunity of enjoying the good fellowship 
and enthusiasm aroused by a Convention. Chapters should elect 
delegates immediately, and send their names to the undersigned. 

I. Clark Moore, Jr., President 0/ Alpha Pnwitiee, 


Oglkthorpe, Ga., Aug. 29, 1895. 
(iamma Province Convention will convene in Atlanta, Friday 
morning, November 29th, holding over until SatAirday noon. It 
is now proposed to have our banquet Friday night. As the Cot- 
ton States and International Exposition will be in full at 
this time, we expect something like two hundred Phis in attend- 
ance. Desirous of stirrmg up enthusaism throughout the Province, 
I have appointed the following committee from each chapter to 
stir up not only their chapters, but all Phis throughout their 
respective states: Tennessee Alpha. — VV. S. Fitzgerald, \V. J. 
Keller, F. W. 'laylor, E. T. Jones and Hinton Hopkins. Ten- 
nesse Beta. — I). C. Buntin, Tefair Hodgson and C. J. Slack. 
Georgia Alpha. — Walker White, Shelby Myrick and John I. 


Dorsey. Georgia Beta. — Paul Bowden, Elarnest Hallman and 
Frank Palmer. Georgia Ciamma. — Eric Ciambrell, W. D. San- 
ford and Charles Clements. Alabama Alpha. — C. S. Goodwin, 
E. D. Smith, C. H. Coleman, Sydney Prince and James S. Still- 
man. Alabama Beta. — B. B. Haralson, A. B. Clower» V. M. 
Elmore, jr. and C. J. Nelson. Alabama (}amma. — P. R. 
Knickerbocker, J. R. Rutherford and F. K. Camp. 1 hope 
the chapters will all appreciate this work, and advertise the Con- 
vention all that is possible. Let me urge upon each chapter the 
necessity of making this Convention a success. The good of 
our Fraternity in Gamma Province depends upon the showing we 
make. Let each chapter send as many delegates as possible. 
YxQXCi the CJeorgia Chapters we expect a solid delegation, from 
Alabama Alpha and Beta the same, and from the Alabama 
Gamma and the Tennessee Chapters we hoi)e to have a goodly 
crowd. If each chapter will call a meeting at once, elect dele- 
gates and notify me, 1 will certainly appreciate it. Boys you've 
no idea the responsibility and work in getting this up, therefore, 
let me have the hearty co operation of every chapter. A cordial 
invitation is extended to all Phis to be with us, and we sincerely 
trust that all Phis who contemplate a trip to the exj)osition will so 
arrange things to be with us during the Convention. There in 
the language of a brother we all know, ^* With a strong pull, a 
long pull, and a pull altogether," let us make the Gamma 
Provinc Convention great. Fraternally yours, 

Frank C. Kkf.n, President Gamma Pnn'inee. 


Chapter Reporters are fraternally requested to immediately 
notify the undersigned of the names, and if possible the 
of all members of the Fraternity whom they know to be residmg 
in Philadelphia, whether permanently or as students at colleges 
located here, and also of members who intend coming to this 
city. Information regarding graduate courses at the University 
of Pennsylvania and other institutions located here will be cheer- 
fully furnished on application. 

J. Cl.ark Moork, Jr., Reporter Pen n. Peta [Alumni.) 
716 Walnut St. Philadelphia. 





Maine Alpha, Colbv University. 

As we approach the close of this college year it is with some re- 
gret, because we must lose three good men from our chapter roll, 
Bros. Lane, Swan and Jackson. 

Owing to fraternity combinations in class matters it is doubtful if 
any of our fellows or any from the Zeta Fsi Fraternity take part in the 
commencement exercises. But notwithstanding, we claim the literary 
man of the class, Bro. Lane. He has won the highest literary honors 
during his entire course. Bro. Jackson is playing shortstop on the 
'Varsity base ball team this spring and is as good a man as there is 
on the team. 

We had two men on the Junior debate, Bros. Hutchinson and 
Peakes and your correspondent had the honor of being on the Sopho- 
more Declamation. 

Commencement is much later this year than usual, coming July 3. 
The Delta Kappa Epsilon Chapter here will celebrate its fiftieth anni- 
versary this year and will probably lay the corner-stone of a chapter 
house, the first at Colby. 

Prof. Marquardt sails the fifth of June for Germany, where he will 
^>end the summer; and after commencement President Whitman 
iHIl sail for Europe where he will travel for a year. 

Our outlook for next year is very good. We will probably have 
seventeen men next fall to begin our fishing with and expect a good 
catch. Wishing the brothers a pleasant and prosperous summer 
vacation, I remain. Yours in the Bond, 

May 18, 1895. D. L. Flint. 

Vermont Alpha, University of Vermont. 

The ninety-first commencement of the University of Vermont was 
one of the most brilliant and successful in the history of the institu- 
tion. The Sigma Phi Fraternity celebrated its fiftieth anniversary by 
a very pleasant reception on June 26th. Vermont Alpha held its 
sixteenth annual banquet at Coons' restaurant on the evening of June 
-25th. A large number of alumni were present and the reunion was 
most enjoyable and enthusiastic. It was interesting to remark the 
l^rowth and progress of Vermont Alpha, which have enabled the 
chapter in sixteen years to attain a position in the University, equal 


if not superior to its rival which has reached the half century mark^ 
We were fortunate in having with us at commencement and through 
the month of June, Hro. Walter R. Brown, Secretary of the General 
Council, who, with his wife, was visiting relatives in Burlington. It 
was a great pleasure to the members of the chapter to become 
acquainted with Bro. Brown and receive the benefit of his advice and 
experience in fraternity matters. The list of toasts at the banquet 
follows : 

1. •• Since Last We M'jt," . Bro. T. C. Chkney. 

2. ** Phis in Business,'' . Bko. L. K. Wiswkll. 

3. »' The (General Fraternity,** Bro. W. R. Bronvn. 

4. "Phis in the Law," . Bro. K. C Mowkr. 

5. »»The Bond," . . Bro. R. A. Stewart. 

6. "Philadelphia in '96." Bro. W. H. Merria.m. 

7. "The Future," . Bro. (i. H. Dalrymi'le. 

.Steps were taken by the alumni present looking toward a perma- 
nent home for Vermont Alpha. The present chapter is leased 
for a short term of years only, but we hope to own a house before 
many years. The prospects for the coming year are bright. Six 
loyal brothers went out with '95 and we shall .sadly miss their aid and 
council, but about twenty will return to look after the intere.sts of the 
chapter. In *» .spiking " men this fall we shall take greater care than 
ever to secure only those who will make the best kind of Phis. 
** Men, not numbers " will be the motto of the chapter. By follow- 
ing this rule we expect the best ultimate results. 

Yours in Phi Delta Theta, 

Burlington, Sept. 20, 1895. Frederic F. Lincoln- 

Rhode Island Alpha. Brown I'niversitv. 

The last letter of the spring term reminds the reporter of Rhode 
Island Alpha that soon we are to part with our Seniors. Bros. 
Aldrich, Eno, Horton, Slocum, Bement, Beers and Swift are to leave 
us. While we deeply regret that the separation .soon come, we 
are gratified that Rhode Island has posse.ssed such staunch and 
worthy members as they. Bro. Aldrich, Horton and Enoarcto have 
commencement honors. In the recent elections to the of the 
college, Bro. Briggs, '97, was elected to the Herald and Bro. (ireene, 
'qS, to the Ih'unonian. 

In all affairs Brown life is prospering. The outlook for a tine dele- 
gation next fall for the Phi Delta Theta is unu.sually bright. 

Yours in the Bond, 

Providence^ May 20, 1895. C. M. Gallup. 


New York Delta, Columbia College. 

Since our last letter in the Scroll we have initiated Edward 
Le Clerc V'ogt of Morristown, N. J., and hereby introduce him to the 
Fraternity at large. The election of officers for the fall term took 
place shortly before the end of last term, with the following result: 
G. Bryant, President: A. P. Van Gelder, Secretary; H. M. Hewitt, 
Treasurer: W. S. Thyng, Historian; C. Bordeman, Chaplain; E. J. 
Riederer, Reporter. All the officers were regularly installed except- 
ing the Reporter, who was absent owing to sickness, 

We are indeed sorry to report that our last year brought with it the 
death of one of our best members, Ernest Goldbacher, '95, P. and 
S., May 23, 1895. Our chapter adopted the mourning badge for 
thirty days. A beautiful floral piece was sent by the chapter and 
also a copy of the resolutions made by the chapter in behalf of Ciold- 
bacher, to the family. 

Bro. W. B. Palmer was present at quite a number of our meetings. 
Through graduation last June we lost Bros. Pinkham, Jones, Ger- 
mann, Thomes and Goetze. Bro. Pinkham now is on the engineer- 
ing staff of the Pennsylvania R. R. Bro. (Hermann, who graduated 
with honors at commencement, is now an assistant instructor in 
mathematics, Columbia College. Bro. Goetze, assistant to Bro. E. 
Darling, superintendent of grounds and buildings of Columbia Col- 
lege. Bro. H. H. Morrison of New York Alpha, spent the vacation 
at home in New York City, and made occasion to meet several of the 
New York Delta men. 

The work on the new site of Columbia College is progressing very 
rapidly and the foundation of the library, for which President Low 
donated $1,000,000, is nearly completed. A new annex was built to 
the College of Physicians and Surgeons, making the old building 
about one- third larger than before, and the annex to the Sloane 
Maternity Hospital is also nearly completed. 

The present number of Phis in New York City is close on to three 
hundred, and it seems rather strange that as yet very little has been 
done towards the erection of a home for the New York Phis. Our 
chapter is working hard just at present registering all the New York 
Phis, with addresses and college, so as to be able to easily lind them 
when necessary. At our last dinner a resolution was passed to this 
effect by the alumni, and Bro. Baskerville, President of New York 
Alumni, has taken this matter in his hands to have all the names, 
addresses, etc., printed and sent to every member in the city. We 


are looking forward to the coming year with a great deal of pleasure, 
and feel sure that we are to have a very prosperous one. We are 
thinking of changing from our present quarters, but nothing definite 
as yet has been done. Yours in the Bond, 

New York, Sept. 13, 1895. Emu. J. Rieoerer. 

\e\*' York Epsilon, Syracuse University. 

The year drawing to a close has been one of successful experiences 
for Phi Delta Theta. At the end of the rushing season we congratu- 
lated ourselves and now, at the end of the collegiate year we extend 
the same congratulations. We have initiated during the year seven 
men into the mysteries of Phi Detla Theta. Also Bro. Albert E. 
Larkin, Colgate '94, entered the Medical College in the class '97, 
thus making our number eight. In chapter honors we have been 
very fortunate. Bro. Nichols was captain of last year's base ball 
team. Bro. Hubbard is manager of this year's team. Brothers 
Mills, Machold and Whittaker candidates for the team. In foot ball 
Bro. Warren won honor and glory on the 'Varsity team. In track 
athletics Bro. Warren took first in the hurdles local field day, third 
in the intercollegiate and first in the Y. M. C. A. field day of last 
year. This year he won first in the 120 yards hurdle, second in the 
220 and third in the 100 yards dash at the N. Y. S. I. A. A. at 
Rochester. Bro. Brown won third in the bicycle race at Rochester. 
Again, in college honors Bro. Nichols was chairman of the Executive 
Committee of the class of '94 ; Bro. O'Bryon of '96 is business Man- 
ager of the Ononda^an ; Bro. Warren is a member of the Executive 
Committee of the N. Y. S. I. A. A., and Vice President of the Re- 
publican Club ; Bro. Cooney, '97, won the oratorical prize and rep- 
resented the University at the State contest at Union on March 8th ; 
Bro. Larkin is President of the first year medical class : Bro. Wiley 
is President of the senior medical class and has received the first 

hospital appointment ; Bro. Baskerville, '95, is President of the 
Athenian Literary Society ; Bro. Schenck is President of the Lowell 
Literary Society ; Bros, Schenck, Tilbury Baskerville and Nichols 
took part in the Latin play : Bro. £d. D. Rich who graduates with 
the class of '95, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has been elected to 
the honorary scientific society, Sigma Xi, being also on the glee club. 
We lose four brothers by graduation, Schenck. Tilbury, Baskerville 
and .Steele. Our outlook for next year is very bright. Indeed, we 
have a selection from more good men thaaever before. 

Wishing that our sister chapters may be as successful in that line 
as N. Y. Epsilon, I remain. Yours in the Bond, 

Syracuse. June 4, 1895. U. G. Warren. 


Pennsylvania Beta, (Gettysburg College. 

Since our last letter Pennsylvania Beta has lost two loyal Phis, 
Maynard and Eckles. Bro. Maynard is principal of the Millheim, 
Pa., Public Schools, and Bro. Eckels is teaching Latin and Greek in 
the Cumberland Valley State Normal School, Shippensburg, Pa. 
Bros. Lantz and English, '94, have returned to Gettysburg to take a 
course in theology. Bro. Fred. E. Metzger has resigned the princi- 
palship of the Frostburg, Md., Public Schools and accepted the chair 
of Latin and Greek at the Maryland College for young ladies. Tuther- 
ville, Md. 

Since our last letter we have initiated into the mysteries of Phi 
Delta Theta, Bros. Horace M. Cumbler, George W. Sloop and 
James E. Smith, all of the class of '99. Bros. Ott, Kain and Meis- 
enhelder have been elected to the '97 spectrum staff. 

Bro. Dyke of Georgia Beta paid the chapter a flying visit recently. 
Bro. Kain, '97, received first honorable mention in the Baum Mathe- 
matical prize. Yours in the Bond, 

Gettysburg, Sept 16, 1895. J. E. Meisenh elder. 

Pennsylvania Epsilon, Dickinson College. 

The college opened for the year of 1895-6 on September 12th. 
Since our last letter four Phis have been graduated from Dickinson, 
three of whom will continue study. Bro. Butcher at Princeton, 
Bro. Gilroy at Dickinson School of Law, and Bro. Earp at Drew 
Theological Seminary. Bro. Matter is Professor of Mathematics in 
Bethany College, Philadelphia. Our commencement banquet was an 
occasion of great enjoyment. The Chapter Lodge occupied the minds 
of both alumni and active members, and a goodly sum was subscribed 
for the erection of a lodge upon the site granted us by the Board of 
Trustees of the college. 

During commencement week Phis secured their part in the honors. 
Bro. Matter was President of senior class : Bro. Noon was junior 
chairman ; Bro. Burns was a'Mrarded the Pierson Gold Medal for 
oratory : Bro. Zeiger was awarded the Foster Essay and appointed 
assistant in the chemical labratory : Bro. Soper received the Dare 
Entrance prize and Cole prize for declamation : Bro Smedley won 
the Harkness Greek prize and divided the I'atton Scholarship prize. 

During the summer Phi Delta Theta has brought honor to Dickinson 
by Bro. C. Wesley Burns, winning the inter-collegiate oratorical 
contest at Mount Gretna; and Bro. T. W. Davis, taking second 


prize in the National Prohibition oratorical contest at Cleveland, after 
having won the right to represent the Keystone State by taking first 
place in the State contest at Pittsburg. 

Bros. Smedley and Kriebel were among the Dickinson delega- 
tion at the Northfield Conference. They report a pleasant time 
among the Phis. 

The boys have returned to college full of zeal for Phi Delta Theta, 
and have entered into the rushing season with the proper spirit. We 
greatly miss among our number Bro. Frank C. Cheston and Bro. H. 
Mont Smith, who have affiliated at Ann Arbor. Our loss is their 
gain. Two worthy barbs have been shown the mysteries of Grecian 
life. We take pleasure in introducing to Phi world Bro. Jeremiah B. 
Wintersteen, '99, and Bro. Davidson '98. We hope to have a few 
more names by our next letter. 

Some few changes have taken place in the College faculty since 
June last. Bro. Harry Whiting has been elected assistant profes- 
sor in mathematics, and Bro. Henry M. Stephens assistant pro- 
fessor of chemistry. Bro. William W. Landis, occupies the chair 
of mathematics made vacant by the resignation of Dr. Durrel. 
The new Denny recitation hall is in process of construction and will 
be ready for dedication by June next. It will fill a long felt need. 

Yours in bond, 

Carlisle, Sept. 16, 1895. H. Samuel Noon. 

Pennsylvania Eta, The Lehigh Universitv. 

The new term has now fairly begun and college work is progress- 
ing finely. Since last year several changes have taken place in the 
Faculty. It is our sad duty to report the death of Dr. Henry Coppee, 
late acting President of the University, and one of its founders. To 
fill this vacancy and that caused by the resignation of Prof. Doolittle, 
there have been added, Prof. Wm. C. Thayer, who takes the chair 
of English, and Prof. Chas. L. Thornburg, who takes charge of the 
Mathematics and Astronomy. We have also added to the Electrical 
Engineering faculty. Dr. Alex. Macfarlanc, who comes well recom- 
mended from Prof. Tait of Edinburgh. 

The chapter returned twelve men this year, losing by graduation, 
Bros. Du Barry, Townsend and Van Riper. Bro. Nagle intends 
returning for the second term. Since the opening of college we have 
initiated in our mysteries, Bro. Woodford Royce, '97, of Willimantic, 
Conn.: Bro. Daniel F. B. Shepp, '98, of Tamaqua, Pa., and Bro. 
Robert M. Straub of Pittsburg, I^a. 


In college honors we are holding our end. Bro. Dabol is mana- 
%<tT of the foot ball team. Bros. Hannum, Saltzman and Bowers are 
members of the Epitome Board, of which the first is editor-in-chief. 
Bro. Saltzman is athletic representative, and Bro. Hannum Vice- 
President of the Junior class. 

With best wishes to the Fraternity, I remain 

Yours in Phi Delta Theta, 

So. Bethlehem, Sept. 20, 1895. Chas. S. Bowers. 


Kentucky Alpha, Centre Collecje. 

Centre College opened on September the nth, with an attendance 
which seems to indicate that the session of '95-^96 is to be the most 
prosperous of old Centre since the palmy days before the war. 

We regret the absence thih year from our faculty, of Professors 
Hubbard and Worrall, but it gives us pleasure to announce that we 
have secured two very able instructors in the persons of Professors 
Wager and Stilwell, who have accepted the chairs of English and 
Chemistry, respectively. Ex-Governor Proctor Knott, the Dean of 
the Law School, expressed himself as confident that the attendance 
at the school in this its second year would more than double that of 
last year. 

The Phis have of course girded themselves and entered into the 
combat for the choice of new students with greart zeal, and as a result 
we are able to announce as recruits to our ranks. Brothers Smith and 
Overstreet, of Owensboro; Bro. Smith of Danville. We have also 
affiliated Brother Herndon, formerly of Miami. The session is yet 
in its infancy however, and we hope to be able to announce the ini- 
tiation of one or two more into the mysteries of Phi Delta Theta, in 
our next letter. 

We lost last year by graduation, Brother Lucien Curry, who will 
this year engage in business at Harrodsburg, Ky. We also regret 
the loss of Brother De Long, '97, who will be out on account of his 
health. Brothers Dunlap and Cecil, -95, will be with us in the Law 
School, so that we already have sixteen members. 

Mr. Richard T. Lowndes of Yale, who is to coach Centre's foot 
ball team this year, arrived on September 19th. He had the boys out 
on the campus for the 6rst time on Friday afternoon and although the 
weather is as yet rather torrid, he expressed the determination to put 


them to work at once as we have several games scheduled for October. 
We have several Phis in training and we hope to get at least three on 
the team. 

The College branch of the Y. M. C. A. gave an entertainment and 
reception to the new students on Friday evening, September the 20th 
which was largely attended and enabled the new boys to become 
acquainted with some of Danville's fair maidens. Prof. Flattery has 
commenced the organization of the ** Centre College Mandolin, 
Guitar and Glee Club/' and from present prospects it seems that 
Centre will have quite a superior organization this year. An exten- 
sive trip is contemplated about Thanksgiving time. 

At the meeting of the Centre College Athletic Association on Sep- 
tember 20th, Brother Dudley was elected Secretary of the Association, 
and Brothers Welsh and Overstreet, Directors from the classes of '97 
and '99, respectively. 

Wishing our brothers the same bright and prosperous outlook that 
Centre College and Kentucky Alpha now enjoys, most sincerely, 

Yours in the Bond. 

Danville, Sept. 20, 1895. T. J. Field. 

Kentucky Delta, Central University. 

Since our last letter to the Scroll the annual Kentucky Inter- 
Collegiate Field Day games have taken place, and Central University 
won for the third consecutive time. The contest took place on the 
beautiful fair grounds at Lexington, Ky.. last May. Brother Gaines 
won the running high jump, establishing the State Inter-Collegiate 
record at five feet four inches. He was second in running broad 
jump and third in the hurdle race ; also played full back on the foot 
ball team and captain of the base ball team. Bro. W. W. Kenney 
won second in the pole vault. 

Our commencement exercises lasted four days. The weather was 
lovely and lively little Richmond was gayer than ever with over one 
hundred girl visitors. Of the fourteen graduates there were four of 
our worthy brothers — Wilmore, Kenney, Pearson and Taylor. 
Besides our loss by graduation we lose three others by failure ta 
return, but on the whole we consider our prospects good and each 
member determined to return in the fall equipped with enough 
enthusiasm, grit and spiking powder to win anybody deemed worthy 
to wear white and blue. 

On September 12th we initiated Thos. H. Jones of Ark, and Brother 
Bridgeford of Louisville. We will shortly initiate three more pledged 


men, making our number fourteen. This number we will augment 
should we find others equally desirable as these. 

Central University has the largest number of new men and of the 
best material it has ever had and rushing has been warm. 

This year C. U's athletic trainer and athletic manager is Brother 
Wm. H. Lyons, who is an enthusiastic Phi. Two years ago he 
played on the Yale Law team 

Five of our men will be candidates for the foot ball team, four of 
whom are almost sure to be on the first team. In oratory, also, Ken- 
tucky Delta has been successful, as last year one of her members won 
the declaimers medal and another represented C. U. in the Inter- 
Collegiate Oratorical Contest. 

With best wishes to Phi Delta Theta and the Scroll, I am 

Yours in the Bond, 

Richmond, Sept. i6, 1895. Overton L. Conrad. 


Tennessee Alpha, Vanderbilt University. 

More than the usual amount of interest was manifested in our 
commencement exercises the past June. This was due to the fact 
that Dr. Chauncey M. Depew, so closely connected with the family 
of the founders of the institution was the commencement orator. 

The year has been a successful one for Tennessee Alpha. Perfect 
harmony has prevailed in the chapter. 

Five of our members graduated the past session : Bros. C. P. Wil- 
liams, H. J. Livingston, Norman S. Farrell, Jr., and the writer in the 
academic department; Bro. W. J. Keller in medicine. Bro. Wil- 
liams will return next session to take post-graduate work. Bro. Far- 
rell will return in the law department. Bro. Keller has been selected 
as instructor in gynecology in the new medical college. Bros. P. M. 
Jones, Richard A. Barr, Wm. H. Witt and Claude Waller, all 
alumni of Tennessee Alpha, are members of that faculty. 

Bro. Devereux Lake has been elected manager of the base ball 
team for next year. Bro. H. M. Boogher will be captain of the track 

Bro. W. B. Malone was elected business manager of the Hustler 
for next year. Nor has the prominence of the chapter been confined 
to athletics. Bro. H. J, Livingston won Founder's medal in the 
academic department. The special medal, given this year in the 


school of Biology was awarded to Bro. H. F. Crenshaw. Bro. John 
W. Manner has been elected to membership in Alpha Theta Phi 
(Honorary Society) . 

The Chapter House was the scene of a very enjoyable entertain- 
ment during commencement. 

Yours in the Bond, 

Nashville, August 8, 1895, Ben. Childers. 

Tennessee Beta, University of The South. 

It is with a feeling of pride that Tennessee Beta now regards the 
band of eighteen strong who are Knights of the Sword and Shield. 
Five new brothers have passed through the vale of misery and are 
** safe now in the chapter's fold '' : W. L. Gillett, Evansville, Ind. : A. 
G. Worley, St. Augustine, Fla. : R. \ . VanVredenburg, New 
Albany, Ind.: S. P. Watson, Jr., Atlanta, Cia., and S. W. Walts, 
Jr., New Albany, Ind. 

In the class of '95, Bros. Caleb B. K. Weed, Vice President of the 
class, and W. S. Slack, Salutatorian. received M. A. Degrees. 
Brother Slack remains with us to take the course in the Theological 
Department, but Brother Weed left for New York where he also will 
study Theology. Brother Reeve, the popular and good looking 
•* roUicky," has gone to Arms — West Point. These two who have 
left us will be greatly missed, for they were true and worthy Phis. 

We deeply sympathize with Brother Hebbard, who was called 
home a few days ago by a telegram, announcing the sudden death of 
his father, Rev. (ieorge Hebbard, of New York, who was killed by 
falling from a fast moving train. This was a sad blow for our 
brother, and the whole chapter feels for him in his sorrow. W'e have 
had the pleasure of having with us during the summer. Brothers 
Merry, of Georgia Beta, '83, Fitzgerald and Malone of Tennessee 
Alpha, and of our Alumni, Brothers Smith and Cunningham. 
Brother Oscar Wilder desires to take this opportunity of expressing 
his appreciation of the generous hospitality extended him by Califor- 
nia Alpha during his pleasant stay with them. 

The return of three of our Alumni, Brothers Terrell, Wilder and 
Whitaker, and the acquisition of five new brothers, have added much 
fuel to the Phis spirit of Tennessee Beta, which has burst into a 
flame of enthusiasm that would be pleasing to those interested in our 
welfare. Brother Clark, Professor of Physics and Engineering, has 
resigned his position here to take charge of a school elsewhere. 
While we regret his departure very much, we are also very much 


pleased to have our brother. Rev. F. A. Shoup, D. D., return to 
take the chair of Metaphysics. We hope to be well represented on 
the ** gridiron -^ this fall, as several of our men are working for the 
team. At present everything points to the long life and prosperity 
of our chapter, and with best wishes for Phi Delta Theta. 

Yours in the Bond, 

Sewanee, August 30, 1895. F. H. Harding. 

Alabama Alpha, University of Alabama. 

Through the medium of this letter Alabama Alpha again sends 
greetings to her brothers in the Bond. 

We are now nearing the close of a year which has been one of 
unusual success. It was our intention to send out an annual letter, 
but our expenses this year have been so great as to render it abso- 
lutely necessary for us to economize in every possible way. Suffice 
it to say, however, that, viewed from every standpoint, our chapter 
was never in a better condition than at the present writing. 

We have cancelled the old debt of the chapter, of which we are 
justly proud. And in addition to this we have made elaborate prepa- 
rations for a banquet to be given on Tuesday evening, June i8th, 
which we are confident will out-rival all previous affairs ever given at 
the University. By graduation we will lose but three brothers. 
These have ever proved themselves loyal Phis, and for them we 
prophecy a bright future. 

Brother Faith, who is business manager of the CrimsiW White ^ 
will represent us on the senior speaking list. Bro. Prince was 
recently chosen manager of the foot ball team for next year. Upon 
the base ball team we are ably represented by Bros. Herring and 
Bestor. Thus far, we have played five games, in all of which we 
have been successful, and we will endeavor to close the season as suc- 
cessfully as we began it. 

On Field Day the medal for the best all-round athlete was won by 
Bro. Herring, while Bros. Teague and Tipton also carried off several 
prizes. With best wishes for every brother in the bond, I am. 

Yours in <l>/-/f,f/a, 

Tuscaloosa, May, 25, 1895. Clrran S. (iooDMAN. 



Mississippi Alpha, I'niversity of Mississippi. 

In this the last letter for the session of '94-5 1 take pleasure and 
pride in being able to look back over a year of prosperity for Missis- 
sippi Alpha. 

It is true that in the distribution of honors the chapter has been 
somewhat unfortunate, considering her bright prospects at the open- 
ing of school, still the efforts of her members have been highly credi- 

All througli the session the most perfect harmony has prevailed in 
the chapter, and no occasion has arisen to mar the perfect good feeling 
existing between the Phis and the other students at the University. 

The reception given by the chapter on the evening of March 22d 
was a grand success and contributed not a little in relieving the 
monotony attending school duties and winning laurels of good 
wishes from the participants for Phi Delta Theta. 

We have initiated into the Order this session nine men giving us 
in all a chapter of fourteen men. Nine of the men will return next 
session and we think it can be safely counted on that we will initiate 
ten new men, so with these prospects we expect a larger chapter than 
this year's. 

Heretofore the chapter has been somewhat backward in the matter 
of athletics. Not much encouragement being given to the aspirants 
for these honors. The reason for this is that athletics in the Uni- 
versity have never been on a firm basis until this session, and the 
importance of this branch of culture has failed to be appreciated as 
it should be. From now on we hope to get our share of the honors 
in this branch of work, and already have in »'tow '' two men from 
whom great things are expected on the foot ball field. 

The chapter will sustain a loss that can not easily be replaced in 
Bro. W. W. Lockard who takes his degree in June and through 
whom we hope to get Senior Debator's Medal. Bro. Lockard 's repu- 
tation at the University is truly an enviable one, having held very 
nearly every office of honor and trust in the gift of the student body 
and his mark makes him the second man in his class. 

In conclusion, Mississippi Alpha extends her best wishes to all the 
other chapters and hopes for the order in the future as glorious a 
history as that of the past. 

University P. O., May 20, 1895. M. M. Baruwell, Jr. 


Louisiana Alpha, Tulank University. 

Our last college year was ushered out under most auspicious cir- 
cumstances. The work done by the chapter, as a whole, and the 
prominence attained by some of its meml^ers is in the highest degree 
satisfactory. Both the number and the standing of our initiates is a 
cause for conglratulation . The part taken by members of Louisiana 
Alpha in connection with the graduation exercises was thoroughly 
pleasing. The close of the year carried with it, however, one cause 
for regret, the loss of five of our members. The loss will, however, 
affect the workings of the chapter less than might be expected, as the 
five were all either law or medical students, and the chief activity of 
the chapter lies in the academical department. Regarded from this 
standpoint, then, Louisiana Alpha will virtually remain as before. For, 
while four academical students received their diplomas last June, they 
will still be with us, as they all mean to pursue post-graduate studies. 
Of course we shall attempt to do even better next year than we did 
last, but that our efforts will be successful, I cannot say. The field 
for work will be, as well as I can judge, a good one. The guidance 
of the chapter will be, as you have no doubt concluded, much the 
same. Our condition at the opening of school will be especially 
favorable. In short, one may rest assured that Louisiana Alpha will 
strive not only to maintain her own position, but also to advance the 
interests of the Fraternity at large. With the best of wishes for con- 
tinued prosperity on the part of all sister chapters and the Scroll. 
believe me, Most fraternally. 

New Orleans, Sept. 17, 1895. L. Albert Morphv. 


Ohio Beta, Ohio Weslevan University. 

During the past month our chapter has been busied with the most 
disagreeable task for years. For constitutional reasons we were com- 
pelled to expel one of our number, a member of the present gradua- 
ting class and one of the oldest members of this chapter in school, 
John E. Baker. His pin was purchased by Bro. Jones. 

Our hall is being fully refitted. New paper, new carpets, new cur- 
tains, new chairs and new pictures. Some of the chapter alumni 
have helped us in this good work and we are still hopeful that the 
others will contribute to Ohio Beta's welfare. We will give a recep- 
tion to the other fraternities of the college as soon as our refurnish- 
ing is finished. 


Saturday, June ist, a dozen couples, twelve loyal Phis and twelve 
true Phi-esses, will picnic in a sunny grove far from the call of the 
chapel bell. 

Our honored men are sustaining themselves. Bro. Kline is cap- 
taining and leading to victory the college ball team. Bros. Mull and 
Keen have been selected among the twelve commencement speakers. 
Bro. Miller was play director of the fraternity entertainment given here 
last week and Bro. Anderson impersonated Prof. Davies in the same, 
while Bro. P. G. Jones entertained the Prep in the play with a 
blooming oration. Bros. Thomas and Miller both have written con- 
siderable matter for the college annual which will appear about June i . 

Ohio Beta is prospering and invites her alumni and Phi brothers to 
come and see her in her new (luarters during commencement or at 
any subsequent time. 

Delaware, May 27, 1895. W. E. Clark. 

Indiana Theta. Pukduk Iniveksitv. 

The year i895-''96 opens brightly for Purdue and Indiana Theta. 
Our Mechanical Laboratory, which was destroyed in the spring of 
'94, is now nearly completed and is larger and of a more striking 
appearance than before. We also have a new library which adds 
much to the value of the University. 

The '95 foot ball team has commenced training, and Purdue hopes 
to produce the best team in its history. We also expect to be the 
champions of the Northwest. PIdwin I^nnox, one of our pledged 
men, is working for a place on the team, which, no noubt, he will 
secure . 

All of the Phis graduated from Purdue in the class of '95, have 
good positions. Flather is with the Westinghouse Co., at Pitts- 
burg; Neff is in Chicago, and Hyde has a lucrative position with an 
Eastern firm. Bros. Barrett and (iraves of '98. have not returned 
this year, as also Sherry of '97. 

Indiana Theta has entered actively into the spiking season here 
and we have in view several good men, whom I hope to be able to 
introduce as Phis in my next letter. We now have the best hall in 
the city, and there is no reason why our chapter should not be in the 
lead this year as she has been heretofore, and 1 am confident we will 
keep up our reputation. 

Before closing, I take great pleasure in introducing Elwin Murry 
Hulse of Fort Wayne, as another of our pledged men. He is a 
Freshman and a very fine fellow. 

Yours in the Bond, 

Lafayette, Sept. 18, 1895. R. Tscheutscher. 



Illinois Alpha. Northwestekn University. 

Lodged in a fine chapter house and unusually strong in numbers, 
our chapter entered upon the fall term September 12, with every indi- 
cation for the most prosperous year in its history. We have had the 
good fortune to secure the furnished home of I. R. Hitt, Commis- 
sioner of Indian affairs, who will live in Washington, D. C, for the 
next two years, it is in the handsomest residence district of beauti- 
ful Evanston, and only a block and a half from the University 
campus. The shaded grounds with velvety lawn, the wide verandah 
and the roomy interior of the house, with large parlors and library, 
and every convenience and comfort, makes the place an ideal fra- 
ternity home. It is the finest at the University. We came into pos- 
session of it through the kindness of the owner's son, Bro. 1. R. 
Hitt, Jr., a former president of Zeta Province, and also a former 
T. G. C. We extend a cordial invitation to all Phis who visit 
Chicago or Evanston to call upon us. 

There are a nnmber of desirable men in the Freshman class, but 
we have not at the time of writing pledged any new students. It 
was with much reluctance that we said good bye last spring to one of 
the ablest collegians and best fraternity man in the University, Bro. 
Fred S. Haven, who graduated last June. He will be in the Law 
School this year. The other members of last year's chapter, twelve 
in number, have returned. 

Our prosperity is identical with that of the University. Registra- 
tion in all departments is the largest in the history of the institution. 
The Jackson library, a rare collection of exclusively Methodist 
books and antiquities, has just been installed in the new Orrington 
Lunt library building. It consists of all the oldest and best Metho- 
dist publications, hymns, theological controversies, and church his- 
tories. One could write a complete history of Methodism without 
leaving the room. No institution has anything like it. It was pur- 
chased in England early in the summer by William Deering, and pre- 
sented to Northwestern. 

During the summer all the University buildings have been reno- 
vated and refitted with the best of modern appliances, and the 
grounds havi been carefully tended, so the whole institution presents 
a fresh and attractive appearance to the students. 

Foot ball is the center figure in University athletics here. Bro. 
Frank J. R. Mitchell is being highly commended by all for his 


splendid .success thus far in organizing our team, which bids fair to 
surpass all previous Northwestern elevens. He began by securing 
as captain, Jesse P. VanDoozer, half back and captain of the 
Chicago Athletic Association team last year. Other strong players 
here this year are : Ben Thomas and A. H. Culver, of last years 
Chicago Athletics: A. B. Potter, Clay Allen, E. T. Bendleton, and 
H. S. Farrar, of the champion Baker University (Kansas) team last 
year; J. R. Hudelson, of Purdue University '92 team; McClay 
Hayne, of Williams College '93 team; and C. M. Fell, of Cornell 
College, Iowa. 

Phi Delta Theta is in the front rank with one or two other frater- 
nities in society and college affairs at Northwestern. Of the seven 
men who were announced in June as elected to membership in Theta 
Nu Epsilon, three were Phi Delts, Bros. T. Melvin Fowler, Grant 
Jones, and J. Arthur Dixon. Phis were royally entertained at part>- 
and reception by every one of the eight societies in college last year, 
and our Phi Delt girls are as enthusiastic as ever this fall. Three of 
the six members of the executive committee of the Athletic Associa- 
tion are Phis. Some of the college positions held by Phis are, 
F. W. Gillette, president University Glee Club and treasurer of 
.Senior Class; S. M. Miller, treasurer Northern Oratorical League; 
W. P. Kay, manager University track athletics and president Junior 
Class in School of Oratory; F. J. R. Mitchell, manager University 
foot ball; F. W. McCasky, manager University tennis; J. W. 
R. Conner, business manager Syllabus \ T. M. Fowler, editorial 
board Syllabus \ M. P. Mitchell, glee club soloist and manager Uni- 
versity quartet; (jrant Jones. University correspondent Chicago 
Record'. J. Arthur Dixon, University correspondent Chicaeo Times- 

The annual reception given jointly by the Young Men's and 

Young Women's Christian Associations for the new students to meet 

the old, was held the first Friday evening of this term. The faculty 

lias announced that it will hold a reception for all students at the 

Woman's Hall the last Friday evening of each month during the 

present year. 

The folfo wing fraternities now have chapters in the College of 
Liberal Arts: Phi Delta Theta, Beta Theta Pi, Sigma Chi, DelU 
Upsilon. I'hi Kappa Psi, Delta Tau Delta, Phi Kappa Sigma, Sigma 
Alpha Kpsilon. The Sororities are. Alpha Phi, Kappa Alpha 
Theta. Delta Gamma, Kappa Kappa Gamma, Gamma Phi Beta, Pi 
Beta Phi, Delta Delta Delta, Alpha Chi Omega in School of Music: 
and Zeta Phi Kta in School of Oratory. 

Yours in the bond, J. Arthur Dixon. 


Illinois Delta, Knox Qjllege. 

The fall term^s work at Knox is now settled into the re^lar chan- 
nels, and the student life has become regulated to circumstances. 
The year opened September 2, with better prospects than ever before 
and it is believed that the attendance this year will exceed 750. 
With the new year and the growth ip numbers also come certain 
changes which even now are demonstrating the discretion and wisdom 
which brought them about. The academic courses have been 
changed, beginning with this year, so that to pursue the entire course 
through the academy and college requires seven years in all depart- 
ments, instead of seven in the classical, six in the scientific and five 
in the literary. At the same time the scientific and literary courses 
have been strengthened so that they are more attractive. As the 
student under the new courses progress, other changes will follow so 
that first class scientific and literary courses will be offered. 

In the same connection, it might be proper to state, that Knox will 
soon have a new science hall with the apparatus necessary for the 
enlarged course. By the purchase of the ** Old Brick'' church for 
chapel purposes, the authorities are free to accomplish the changes 
long since planned of transforming the former chapel in alumni hall, 
into a gymnasium below, and a science hall above. This gymnasium 
will fill a long felt want among the student body. The building as a 
chapel has been a failure because of the very poor acoustic properties. 
The change will give a gymnasium about 100 x 40 feet and a ceiling 
about 40 feet high, while the science hall include a commodious 
laboratory, recitation room and library. 

In the faculty a few changes have been made. Prof. E. L. Larkin, 
who had charge of the observatory has gone to other fields. As yet 
his position is vacant. A. W. Dunn, '93 returns from Chicago 
University and will lecture on sociology, as well as assist in mathe- 

As regards the interests of Phi Delta Theta in Knox, they are being 
loyally advanced. Naturally the winning of the interstate oratorical 
prize by O. A. Haunerbach in May, gave Phi Gamma Delta a lift, but 
they captured no men that we yearn for, while we defeated them by 
winning one or two men who were very desirable. This fall there 
are three or four new men whom all three fraternities are looking 
after, but the struggle for these men seems to lie between our chapter 
and Beta Theta Pi. Besides these there are several men who will 
develop as the days go by, and there are some very promising men in 


the academy whom we hope some day to introduce to our brothers in 
the Greek world. 

We lost no brothers by graduation last year, so that we begin with 
a large chapter this year. Brother C. W. Hoyt, whom we initiated 
late in the year, has been unable to return, in the way of honors, 
last spring. Brother Surin was on the Freshman-Sophomore decla- 
mation contest. The Gale^ our college annual, was published by 
Brother G. D. Tunnicliff and H. A. MacClyment (barb) as a pri- 
vate, and, much to the chagrin of the Phi Gams, was a 
great success. In the election of the Staff of the Coup iV Etaty. 
Bro. Tunnicliff was chosen editor-in-chief. 

The college champions in tennis doubles are Bro. H. R. Holland 
and E. VV. Gushing (barb). Last Spring a dramatic club was 
organized, of which Bro. Strain is one of the directors. *• Julius 
Gii'sar " will be presented some time in February, and Bros. Tunni- 
cliff and Strain have leading parts in the cast. This fall's elections 
are just beginning and we are getting a pretty fair share of the 
honors. In the Freshman election the strength of Phi Delta Theta 
was shown in the choice of Bro. H.N. Rex for president. In the 
Junior class the barbarian element predominated, but we are sure of 
securing one of the plums on the Annual Board, which election 
occurs next A'eek. 

In athletics the blue and the white are frequently seen. Bro. 
OT^ary continues as base ball captain, with four other Phis on the 
team. Foot ball is now on a better basis than ever before. J. M. R. 
Morrison, a graduate of Ann Arbor, we believe, who coached Notre 
Dame last year, has begun work training the Knox eleven. We 
have four men who were on last year's team who will probably 
qualify this year. Bro. Buchet is also trying for a place and has 
called for much praise with only a few days training. 

In military circles the Phi Delts are the people. Bro. Townsend is 
Major, Bro. Tunnicliff is Adjutant, Bro. Holland Gaptain of the 
cavalry, and Bros. Reiley and O'Leary are Seargeants. 

In regard to the other fraternities it will be .seen that we contend 

in elections mostly with the Phi Gamma Delta boys. We frequently 

unite with the Beta Theta Pi boys, dividing honors. They are not 

very strong this year, having only eleven men. The interests of our 
fraternity are being carefully preserved and advanced by the boys of 
Illinois Delta, and we start upon this year's work with more united 
aims, and stronger than the chapter has been for many years. 
With best wishes ror the Phis at large, yours in the Bond. 

Galesburg, Sept. ii, 1895. George M. Strain. 


Illinois Zeta, Lombard University. 

We send this letter off with joyful hearts. Lombard University 
is going forward as she never did before. There has been a great 
movement on the part of the alumni and trustees since last com- 
mencement, and as a result we have a large crowd of new students, 
a much needed ladies^ seminary under way, and Rev. C. Ellwood 
Nash, D. D., has accepted the position of president of the Univer- 
sity, made vacant by the resignation of Dr. J. V. N. Standish. Dr. 
Nash has been pastor of the First Universalist Church of Brooklyn 
for five years, and is recognized as a bright light in that denomina- 
tion. But best of all he is a Phi, having been affiliated with our 
chapter, from the old Phi Sigma League. With the addition of this 
brother to our faculty, each member of which is a firm friend of our 
chapter, a bright future is surely before us. 

We lost four good men by graduation, Bros. Chapin, Wakefield, 
Stanley and Conger. Bro. Chapin has entered the University of 
Virginia, where he will pursue a medical course. Bro. Frank Ander- 
son also failed to return this year. There are lots of fine fellows in 
school this fall and we hope to introduce five new Phis in our next 

We were pleased to receive visits a few days ago from Bro. Oder 
of Ohio Delta, and Bro. Walker of Illinois Eta. 

Yours in the Bond, 

Galesburg, Sept. ii, 1895. Edward L. Shinn. 

California Alpha, University of California. 

The University closed on May 15, after a most prosperous year, 
ha\nng on her roll i ,800 students. 

The entrance examinations for the Freshman class of ^95 and ^96 
have begun, and this class bids fair to outnumber all previous classes. 
The University, however, is unable to accommodate so great a num- 

The Academic Faculty has been increased during the past year, 
and the President announces that more instructors will be added to 
several departments. The University loses Professor Green, Profes- 
sor of Botany, one of the foremost men of the day in that science, 
and also Dr. Richardson of the Latin Department, both of whom 
will accept chairs elsewhere. A grant of $250,000 was made by the 
Legislature for a college building for the professional colleges in 
San Francisco. 


The University of California has won the second debate with 
Stanford, and so holds the silver cup. 

The University Boat House, with all its contents, was destroyed 
by fire last month. This was a severe loss to California Alpha, as 
our fine boat, *»Pheikeia,'' the gift of Bro. Rodolph, '87, was in the 
boat house at the time. 

We graduated our three Seniors this year, Bros. C. E. Parcells, 
E. C. Holmes and H. B. Torrey. Bro. Holmes will return and pur- 
sue a post graduate course next term. Bro. Torrey expects to return 
and assist in the Biological Department. Bro. Parcells will enter 
the Law College of the University of California. Since the last let- 
ter, we have initiated Earl W. Garrison, '98, whom it gives us great 
pleasure to introduce to the Phi world. Our chapter has been 
wholly prosperous this past year. The chapter roll numbers 21. 
Bro. Case, '97, was elected chief editor of the Blue and Gold^ the 
college annual, after a hard contest. Bros. Koch and Torrey are at 
present with the University Athletic Team, competing with the East- 
ern colleges. Bro. Koch is the best all-round athlete on the coast. 
He is captain of the team. Bro. Parcells was commissioned a First 
Lieutenant upon graduation. Class Day was observed as usual by 
luncheon at the different fraternity houses, and exercises by the 
Senior class in the afternoon. Bro. Parcells was on the Class Day 
Committee, and Bro. Holmes took a prominent part in the exercises. 
Bro. Rowell, '97, returned to his home in Bloomington, 111., to visit 
during the vacation. 

The University Glee Club, of which Bro. Parcells is manager, took 
a trip all through the State, recently, giving concerts at all the impor- 
tant places. This has come to be quite a feature, and the Glee Club 
has established a good reputation, and is enthusiastically welcomed 
wherever it goes. We were represented by Bros. Parcells, Smith 
and King. 

Bro. Friend was one of the three speakers from the University of 
California, in the contest with Stanford, for the Carnot Medal. Bro. 
Smith, our delegate to the National Convention, will re-enter college 
next term. 

The Skull and Keys, a Junior and Senior secret society, gave its 
annual play May 13. Bros. Parcells and Holmes are members. 
Bro. Holmes took part in the play. 

Fraternally yours, 

Berkeley, May 17, 1895. George Dudley Kierulff. 



Georgia B — Archie Belcher, '93, is at Harvard. 

Georgia B — E. P. Allen, '85, is practicing law at Ocala, Fla. 

Michigan B — I. B. Bates, '87, is with Mober & Co., Detroit, 

Pennsylvania A — Prof. Will A. Elliott, '89, is in Rome at 

Pennsylvania A — Frank W. Black, '92, is editing a paper in 
Warren, Pa. 

Tennessee A — E. D. Steger, '80, is practicing law at Gaines- 
ville, Texas. 

Michigan V — (ieo. Deal is elected Director of the new Jones- 
viUe Robe Co. 

Illinois A — M. A. Clarkson, '94, is managing a flour mill in 
Winfield, Kansas. 

Iowa B — F. (i. Pierce, '92, was elected Mayor of Marshall- 
town, la., this spring. 

Georgia A — H. C. Moreno, '93, first honor man, is a tutor in 
the University of Georgia. 

Ohio B — L. A. Busby, '94, -was admitted to the Illinois bar, 
after a year at Evanston. 

Ohio B — L. M. Colburn, ex-'96, was recently chosen Princi- 
pal of the Ashtabula High School. 

Michigan V — B. F. Green, '94, is elected Principal of the 
North Adams schools for next year. 

Ohio B — E. L. Whitney, '94, is Ohio's Associate Editor of 
the Cyclopedia of American Biography. 

Georgia B — C. R. Belcher, '95, of Covington, Cia., is Princi- 
pal of Gorden Valley, Ga., High School. 

Ohio B — M. P. Shawkey, '94, has been elected to the chair 
of Languages in the University of Montana. 

New York A — W. O. Bates, '75, the first editor of the Scroll, 
is a journalist at 61 Park Place, New York City. 


Michigan F — J. G. McConnell, Jr., '89, becomes Principal of 
the Macedon (N. Y.) Academy, next September. 

Michigan F — C. B. Chaffee, '93, and J.I. Bricker, '94, accept 
good positions in the Owosso City schools this year. 

Michigan F — R. E. Manley was one of two in a class of four 
hundred to receive ** A,'' in a recent Harvard examination. 

Georgia A — J. N. Dorsey, '94, has been admitted to the bar 
and is now practicing his chosen profession at (Gainesville, Ga. 

Massachusetts B — Ernest E. Smith has removed from Union, 
N. Y., to Cambridge. N. Y., where he is Sii])erintcndent of the 

Illinois A — Ralj)h Pen y Lewis spent last' year on the stage, 
and has an engagement with one of Frohman's companies this 

Iowa A — Frank Payne, '92, is member of the law firm of 
Mabry & Payne at Centreville. Iowa, doing a large and lucrative 

New York E — Bro. (iiiy H. Baskerville, '95, follows Bro. (). 
W. Wood (N. Y. E, '92). as Principal of Schools at Groton, 
New York. 

Missouri A — Royal H. Switzler, ex-'95, was last year with the 
Missouri Democrat^ Boonville, Mo., of which Wm. F. Switzler is 
editor and publisher. 

Kentucky A -J. E. Park, '89, after graduation at the Theolog- 
ical Seminary, Louisville, is pastor of the Presbyterian church at 
McHenrv, Kentuckv. 

Pennsylvania A — Robert W. Darragh, '93, was recently elected 
a trustee of Beaver College and Musical Institute and is at pres- 
ent secretary of the board. 

Michigan F — J. VV'. Carnahan, '90, was married April 17th to 
Miss Blanchard at Downer's Grove, 111. He will continue to greet 
Phis at his old office in Chicago. 

Tennessee A — J. W. Sewell, '90, of the Garrett Military Acad- 
emy, is author of a new text book on English Grammar, published 
by the American Book Company of New York. 

Michigan B — Charles F. Baker, '90, is Professor of Entomol- 
ogy in the Colorado Agricultural College, Ft. Collins. He was 
married to Miss Ninette Evans, of Ft. Collins, August 29, 1894. 


Virginia V — G. H. Lambeth, '94, a student in the Theological 
Department, Vanderbilt University, won the Obseri'tr cash prize 
($15), for 1895, for the best story published in that magazine. 

Georgia B — The Western University of Pennsylvania, last 
June, conferred the degree of LL. D. upon Prof. William A. 
Keener, '74, dean of the 'Columbia College Law School, New 
York City. 

New York B — Bro. E. S. Harris, '86, has resigned the Super- 
intendency of the schools at Catskill, N. Y., and is now repre- 
senting Maynard, Merrill & Co., the well known publishers of 
school books. 

Illinois A — C. O. Reimers, '96, who affiliated from Iowa Beta, 
is with the Citizen Publishing Company at Centreville, Iowa, 
publishers of the Daily and Weekly Citizen. He sends us a num- 
ber of items for the Scroll. 

New York E — Olin W. Wood, '92, becomes Principal of the 
High School at Oleon, N. Y. Bro. J. H. Carfrey, '92, takes 
the Superintendency of schools at Nangatuck, Conn., and Bro. 
T. S. Bell, the Superintendency at Salamanca, N. Y. 

Ohio Z — Hubert H. Ward, '90, is ('ashier for the National Life 
Insurance Co. of Vermont, No. 86 Superior street, Cleveland, 
Ohio. He is married and lives in the East end. He has taken 
a great deal of interest in the application from Case School. 

Ohio E — Frank N. Slade, '87, of Columbus, Ohio, was mar- 
ried on Wednesday, June 19, 1895, ^^ ^^i^s Mary Varga, at the 
bride's home in Leon, Iowa. Bro. Slade is connected with a 
Chicago company engaged in the manufacture of electrical and 
mining machinery. 


Ohio E — Lee F. Lybarger, '93, after spending the summer at 
Lakeside, Ohio, as Principal of the Lakeside Schools of Oratory 
and Sociology, has gone to Philadelphia, where he is an instruc- 
tor in the Neff College of Oratory. He may be found or 
addressed at 1,414 Arch street. 

Missouri A — Thomas J.J. See, '89, after graduation with the 
highest honors of his class, spent several years abroad, pursuing 
studies chiefly in mathematics and astronomy. Bro. See is now 
a member of the Faculty of the University of Chicago, con- 
nected with the Yerkes Observatory. He represented the 
observatory at the second testing of the great 40- inch lenses 
which are under construction at the establishment of Alvin G. 
Clark in Cambridge, Mass. 


Massachusetts B — Rufus Mather Bagg, who took his B. A. 
degree at Amherst in '91, was given the degree of Ph. D. at the 
1895 commencement of Johns Hopkins University. His subjects 
were Organic Geology, Inorganic Geology and Biology. His 
thesis, ** The Cretaceous Foraminifera of New Jersey. 

New York B — At Schoharie, March 5, 1895, occurred the 
marriage of Edwin Lee Auchampaugh of Delanson, N. Y., to 
Miss Bird Alice Hallenbeck. The groom was a member of the 
Class of '94, at Union College, a member of the 'Varsity ball team, and has many friends here, both in the 
college and the town. The bride is a niece of Mrs. Potter 
Palmer of Chicago. The bridal couple left for a Southern trip. 

Ohio B — At 8 o'clock Thursday evening, June 20, 1895, Rev. 
A. Webb, '94, and Miss Jennie Tallman were united in mar- 
riage in the presence of a large audience at William Street 
Church, Delaware, Ohio. The altar was beautifully banked 
with flowers and palms. Miss Maude Boise presided at the 
organ, and at the appointed hour the bridal party slowly marched 
down the aisle to the strains of a wedding march. The ushers 
were Messrs. Par Anderson, E. F. Miller, S. \. Keen and 
Charles Lewis, all members of the Ohio Beta Chapter. Miss 
Anna Welch, of Columbus, a cousin of the bride, was the maid 
of honor, and Mr. Tracy Thompson, best man. The ceremony 
was performed by Rev. Mr. Wharton. A very handsome recep- 
tion, to which a large number of friends and relatives were 
bidden, was held at the home of the bride's mother, following 
the wedding. Rev. Mr. Webb is connected with the Depart- 
ment of Oratory in the University. The bride is a popular 
young lady of Delaware. 

Ohio Z — A pretty home wedding was that which occurred at 
the apartments of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Alden Hayes, in The 
Norwich, Tuesday evening, June 18, 1895, when their talented 
daughter, Miss Carrie, was married to Mr. Vernon Judson 
Emery, '87, of Cleveland. The wedding was a quiet affair 
characterized by that dainty simplicity so remarked in the bride. 
The decorations were artistic rather than ostentatious, consisting 
of palms, ferns, roses and bouquets and festoons of clover blos- 
soms, a favorite blossom of the bride. Dr. Washington Gladden 
performed the ceremony, using the beautiful ring service. 

As the bridal party entered the parlor the beautiful strains of 
Lohengrin's wedding march burst forth, played by Miss Frances 
Houser, softening into Handel's Largo while the ceremony was 
being performed. 


The bride wore a beautiful gown of sunset moire, trimmed 
with duchess lace and carried a bouquet of bridal roses and an 
open prayer book. She wore a bridal veil, draped from her 
forehead and fastened with a fleur-de-lis set with diamonds and 
pearls, the gift of the groom. Professor Hay ward Fernald of 
Case School, acted as best man. Miss Nellie Stewart Phinney, 
of New York, acted as maid of honor. The guests numbered 
about seventy five, the guest list being restricted to the relatives 
and very intimate friends only. After the nuptial rites were per- 
formed and the following of congratulations, a wedding supper 
was served. Numerous very handsome presents were received by 
the bride and groom from their admiring friends. After a 
wedding trip on the lakes, Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Judson Emery 
will return to Cleveland, which will be their future home, Mr. 
Emery being Assistant Professor of Latin in Adelbert College. 
The loss to Columbus of this June bride is a gain to Cleveland 
of a cultured lady and an artist of marked ability. 

— Columbus Evening Dispatch, 

Kentucky B — Gen. H. V. Boynton, '58, the historiographer of 
the Chickamauga Commission, has published an historical guide 
to that National Military Park ( Cincinnati : . The Robert Clarke 
Co.). The handsome volume contains the topographical 
description of the park and a guide to the more important points. 
It has also a full historical description of the battles of Chicka- 
mauga, Chattanooga, and Missionary Ridge, in which, with good 
judgment, an impartial statement is compiled from the records of 
both armies, giving the things about which there is general 
agreement. The maps are excellently drawn, though necessarily 
on a small scale. The other illustrations are half-tone reproduc- 
tions of photographs of landscape views of the field. A history 
of the legislation by which the park was established is appended 
to the descriptive matter, with the proceedings and addresses at 
the meetings which gave special impulse to the park scheme. 

In speaking of the recent elaborate and magnificent dedication 
of this new National Park, the newspapers of the country give all 

the credit for the inception of the movement to Brother Boynton. 


Indiana Z — The following clippings from Tim>n lalk, San 
Francisco, Aug. 3, 1895, concerns a well-known Phi of De 
Pauw, 1869, who recently subscribed $1,000 towards a chapter 
house for Indiana Zeta. Mr. Perry's new home is called 
" Locksley Hall " and is located in Belvedere, one of San Fran- 
cisco's finest residence suburbs. The Fraternity joins in the con- 
gratulations and good wishes of his friends. 

Fully three hundred guests comprising the elite of San Francisco 
and Belvedere, responded to the invitation sent them by Mr. C. O 


Perry to be present at his house-warming last Saturday evening. Mr. 
Perry proved himself a model host, and nothing was lacking to make 
the affair a most delightful one from the time his guests were con- 
veyed in barges to the Belvedere landing, to the late hour at which 
they re-embarked, reluctantly, homeward. The elegant residence 
just completed by Mr. Perry occupies a commanding site, and the 
view from it upon this occasion was striking in the extreme. The 
terrace and stone steps leading to the fine balcony above were 
illuminated by Chinese lanterns, and the twinkling lights of San 
Francisco sparkled in the distance, making the scene a picture long 
to be remembered. Mr. Perry was assisted in receiving by Mrs. 
Marriner-Campbell, Miss Evans and other ladies. An enjoyable 
programme of an informal nature was rendered, among the numbers 
being solos by Mrs. J. E. Birmingham and Miss Jeanette Wilcox, 
accompanied upon the piano by Mr. James Hamilton Howe ; selec- 
tions by the Treble Clef Quartette and the California Quartette, and 
songs by Mr. Walter C. Campbell and Miss Coleman. The latter's 
sister, who is a credit to her teacher, rendered piano selections with 
brilliancy, showing fine memorizing powers and expression. The 
ladies present were gowned elegantly, the gentlemen being attired in 
the conventional dress suit. A delicious supper was served, and an 
orchestra played at intervals throughout the evening. 

* ifi * * 

This is by no means the last time that Mr. Perry will open his 
hospitable doors to his friends. Possessed of a wide acquaintance 
and happy in entertaining, his home will be a delightful rendezvous 
for those who enjoy his friendship. Besides, his mansion is to have 
a mistress before many moons, the engagement of himself and Miss 
Bessie L. Evans, being no longer in secret. It is in every way a 
suitable match. Miss Evans, a sister bf Mrs. Wm. Tyler of Bakers- 
field, is held in highest esteem as an artist in the musical world, 
while Mr. Perry is an ardent promoter of musical interests. As 
treasurer of the San Francisco Oratorio Society, he is a moving 
power for that society's good, and is a very popular man. One of 
his warmest friends is Mr. James Hamilton Howe, mention of whose 
** Sea Song'' is made elsewhere. Mr. Howe and Mr. Perry gruad- 
ated from the same college together. 




The ^Y Club of New York has moved from 33 \V. 42d street 
to a four story stone building at 64 W. 39th street. In the base- 
ment are the kitchen and the billiard room. On the first floor 
are a large reception room and a dining room with seating capacity 
for 50 or 60 members. On the second floor are the library and 
card rooms, while the upper stories are for sleeping rooms, etc. 
During the past year the membership has increased from 240 
to 320. 

The ** sixty-third annual convention" of A A * was held in 
New York City May 16-18. The chapters represented in order 
of their seniority were : Hamilton, Columbia, Yale, Amherst, 
Brown, Harvard, Bowdoin, Adelbert, University of Michigan, 
Dartmouth, Williams, College of the City of New York, Wes- 
leyan, Kenyon, Union, Cornell, Trinity, Johns Hopkins, Univer- 
sity of Minnesota and University of Toronto. The business 
meetings were held in the Masonic Temple. No important legis- 
lation transpired. The first evening a reception was given at the 
A A * Club, and the second evening nearly 250 banqueted at 
Delmonico's, representatives from the different colleges being 
grouped together at the different tables. An orchestra played 
whenever there was a chance between college cheers and frater- 
nity songs. 

The importance of athletics at \'ale was never more strikingly 
displayed than at the Senior Society elections on May 24. 
Twenty years ago elections to Skull and Bones, and Scroll and 
Keys, generally included the men who had distinguished them- 
selves for scholarship, and as writers and speakers. In some 
instances it happened that the valedictorian, salntatorian, all the 
editors of the Lit., and all the Townsend Prize speakers went to 
Bones. The choice of Keys would be the men who were leaders 
in the Junior Promenade, and were distinguished in the social life 
of the college. This year the Chairman of the Lit. did not get 
an election, and the recognized scholars, the prize speakers and 
writers, received almost no recognition at all. On the other hand 
Beard, Cross, Treadway and Smith, from the crews ; Thome, 
captain of the football eleven; Trudeau, change pitcher on the 
baseball nine, and Brown, the shot putter, all go to Bones, and 
Foote, the tennis player and president of the football association ; 


Dewitt, also a football player ; Miller, the next year's manager of 
the baseball team, and Sheldon, the broad jumper, were chosen 
by Keys. All the great baseball pitchers, from Avery to Carter, 
have belonged to Bones, and the big athletes generally go that way. 


A. J. Cheney, an alumnus of Mercer University, who died 
recently, bequeathed to the University a sum exceeding $100,000. 

The University of the South has come into possession of $40,- 
000, a legacy from J. K. Hill, of Mississippi. The fund will be 
devoted to scholarships. 

For the revival of the old Olympic games, wealthy Greeks 
have already contributed 800,000 drachniie (about $160,000), 
the sports to occur at Easter time, 1896. 

It has been decided by the Senate of the University of Michi- 
gan to hold elaborate exercises at commencement, this coming 
year, to celebrate the successful close of Dr. Angell's first quarter 
of a century as president of the University. 

The largest single gift which Harvard has ever received was 
the Price-Greenleaf becjuest in 1885, aggregating $800,000, to 
aid poor scholars. The Benjamin Bussey bequest amounted to 
$600,000. It was for agricultural and horticultural purposes. 

The will of Edmund A. W. Hunter bequeaths property valued 
at over $600,000 to the University of Pennsylvania, after the 
death of the testator's wife and daughter. Provost Charles C. 
Harrison has presented $500,000 to the University in memory 
of his father, (ieorgc Leib Harrison. 

Prof. Dyche, of the University of Kansas, sailed from Glouces- 
ter, Mass., May 16, in a fishing schooner for Greenland to secure 
specimens of the mammalia and birds of Greenland and to study 
their habits. He has made arrangements to join the Peary relief 
party at Englefield (iulf, going there from Holsenberg. He 
expects, however, to return in the schooner. 

Among the more important gifts to Vale within the past few 
years are: Mrs. Miriam A. Osborn, $180,000, for Osborn Hall* 
Pierce N. Welch, $125,000, for Welch Hall: the late Simeon B. 
Chittenden, $125,000 for the Chittenden Library Building; Dr. 
Andrew J. White, $165,000, for White Hall ; Mrs. Jane E. Win- 
chester, $130,000, for Winchester Hall; Cornelius Vanderbilt, 
more than $500,000 for Vanderbilt Hall; $422,000 from gradu 


ates and friends for the gymnasium ; the bequest of Prof. Elias 
Loomis of $312,000 for the astronomical observatory, and 
bequests of the late Daniel B. Fayerweather of more than 

Princeton's noted gifts include Bonner Gymnasium, by Robert 
Bonner, of New York, and H. G. Marquand, of Princeton; 
Marquand Chapel, by H. G. Marquand; Alexander Hall, by 
Mrs. James B. Alexander, of Princeton, in honor of her late 
husband; the quadrangle of the School of Science, the college 
library, Dickinson Hall and several smaller scientific buildings,, 
by the late John C. Green, of Trenton ; Dodd and Brown Halls, 
by Mrs. Brown, of Princeton ; the new athletic grounds and 
Brokaw memorial building, mainly by I. V. Brokaw, of New 
York, and the University Athletic Club house, by Henry F. 
Osborne, of New York. 

Amherst college, with 10 Greek letter fraternities, is to have 
still another, a chapter of Phi Kappa Psi having been organized 
there last evening. This fraternity has its strength largely in the 
West, and the Amherst chapter, which is the 33d in the national 
organization, is the first in New England. The chief officers of 
the fraternity initiated the 17 new Amherst members last evening, 
and after the ceremonies a banquet was held at the Amherst 
house. Nine of the men were members of the local Hitchcock 
Society, which grew out of the Hitchcock Society of Inquiry, 
founded in 1865, and named in honor of President Hitchcock. 
Arrangements are now being made for a chapter- house. The 17 
members include i Senior, 6 Juniors, 6 Sophomores and 4 Fresh- 
men. — Springfield Republican y June 8, 1895. 

Twenty-three colleges co-operate in supporting the American 
School of Classical Studies at Athens, Greece. The colleges are 
Harvard, Yale, Dartmouth, University of Vermont, Williams, 
Amherst, Brown, Wesleyan, Trinity, Columbia, University of the 
City of New York, College of the City of New York, Cornell, 
Princeton, University of Pennsylvania, Johns Hopkins, Adelbert, 
University of Michigan, University of Chicago, Mt. Holyoke, 
Wellesley, Vassar and Bryn Mawr. Prof. Waldenstein is just 
closing up his excavations on the site of the Argive temple of 
Hera, which will for the present conclude excavations that have 
continued three years. Probably excavations will be next made 
CD the Island of Crete, the traditional site of 100 cities, and rep- 
resenting the transition period of civilization from Asia Minor to- 


President Seth Low of Columbia has assumed the cost of erect- 
ing the library building of the college at Morningside Heights, 
1 1 6th street, New York. The building, estimated to cost 
$1,000,000, will be a memorial to his father. The design, by 
McKim, Mead & White, was shown in the annual circular letter 
issued by New York Delta this year. The building will be in the 
form of a (Jreek cross, 172 feet square, built of Indiana limestone, 
surmounted by a dome. It will be a noble example of classic 
architecture, worthy to occupy the center of the quadrangle of 
fine buildings to be erected at the new site for the college. The 
main reading room, accommodating about 250 readers, will be 
under the dome. It is estimated that 1,250,000 volumes can be 
placed in the building. There are already 200,000 volumes in 
the library, and it is increasing at the rate of 25,000 volumes a 

William C Schermerhorn, one of the trustees, has made him- 
self responsible for the erection of the new natural science build- 
ing, or any other building, to cost $300,000. These gifts make 
nearly $6,000,000 of donations received by Columbia during the 
f\\ft years of President Low's administration. 

President Low's gift is not the largest on record, as John I). 
Rockefeller's gifts to Chicago University must be considered. 
Then, too, it is probable that the Leland Stanford estate will 
aggregate more than that, although just now the value is prob- 
lematical. Mr. Rockefeller's gifts to Chicago l^niversity, extend- 
ing over six years, amount to $4,500,000, chiefly in the form of 
endowments. In 1889 he gave $600,000 : in September, 1890, 
$1,000,000; in February, 1892, $1,000,000 in 5 per cent, bonds; 
in December, 1892, $1,000,000 in bonds, and since then enough 
to make the total the sum named. Other gifts have been : W. B. 
Ogden, $500,000 ; S. A. Kent, $238,000; C. T. Yerkes, $250,- 
000 ; Union Theological Seminary, $300,000 ; Marshal Field, 
$125,000, and Caroline Haskel, $120,000. The plant is appraised 
at $8,000,000. 



On the evening of May i6th, under the direction of Professor 
Frank Smalley the senior I.atin classes at Syracuse University 
presented the play (Latin) **The Trinummus of IMautus.*' The 
play, given in the Bastable theatre, was a notable success, and 
it is claimed that it outdid in the way of classical |)lays anything 
heretofore given in the east. There was a large attendance 
including professors and scholars from a distance. The cast 
included eleven actors of whom four were Phis, ( Haskerville, 
Schenck, Tilbury and Nichols), three D. U's, two Psi U's and 
two ladies. Following the play an informal recejxion attended 
by a large number, was given at the Yates. For the management 
and direction of the play all credit is due to Dr. Frank Smalley, 
Professor of Latin in Syracuse University. 

The translation used was in English verse, and was made by 
Prof. Henry O. Sibley, New York Epsilon, 89 Librarian Syra 
cuse University, who gives his own interpretation of the passages 
fuom the original without consulting other renderings. Brother 
Sibley's translations are published in pamphlet form, and the work 
not only sustains his reputation as a scholar, but evinces the 
poetical talent which he has heretofore displayed in original 

The N 2 N Fraternity is to Medical what the Phi Delta Phi is 
to Law students. The fraternity was founded at the University 
of Michigan, and has chapters at .several of the leading medical 
schools, and west. At the last biennial convention of the 
Fraternity, held in Minneapolis, in June, Dr. Y. (lurney Stubbs, 
of Chicago, was elected Historian of the Fraternity and editor- 
in-chief of its Journal. Dr. Stubbs is a graduate of the Allegheny 
Chapter, of '90, and represented his chapter at the Hloom- 
ington National Convention in 1889. 

:ii * * * 

That well known Phi, Frank D. Swope, co-editor of the sixth 
edition of the catalogue of the Fraternity, returned home the 
middle of Se})tember from a three months' tour of Europe. In 
company with Dr. John Barbour, of Louisville, he sailed June 
29th. The trip was made on bicycles, exactly 2,1 15 miles being 
covered during the time the men were abroad. In speaking of 
the trip Brother Swope said that they had traveled through Hol- 
land, Belgium, Germany, Austria,. Italy, Switzerland and France,. 


visiting all the principal cities with the exception of Berlin and 
Vienna, these two lying so far out of their route that to visit them 
would have caused considerable more of a delay than they were 
willing to undergo. Brother Swope said that the roads were 
splendid, that the scenery was grand and that the weather was 
superb. The two men were very enthusiastic over their trip, and 
declare that it is the only way to see Europe as it should be 
seen . 

Along some time in June the Scroll was in receipt of a letter 
from a loyal alumnus of the Pennsylvania Delta asking informa- 
tion on **The White and Blue," the subject of his toast at the 
Annual Banquet of the chapter. We know that this occasion was 
a jolly one, for all Pennsylvania Delta bancjuets are such. A few 
days ago we met a member of a fraternity not represented by a 
chapter at Allegheny, but who attended there last year. He vol- 
unteered the remark that ** your fraternity has the strongest 
chapter at Allegheny.'' This note of the banquet is from the 
Campus : 

The sixteenth annual banquet of Pennsylvania Delta, Phi Delta 
Theta, was held at their parlors, where Boyles Bros., of Erie, as 
caterers, furnished an excellent menu. W. H. Stenger, ^90, acted as 
toastmaster, and the toasts and responses were as follows : 

Our Sixteenth Anniversary, . . . R. W. Darragh, '93 

Hulings Hall Wilbur C. Swearer, '95 

•* Our Men of '95," .... Will C. Hovis, Jr., '95 
"The Old and the New Home," . Morris A. White 

The New Woman, R. W. Elliott, '90 

A College Attachment — Old Allegheny, F. W. Black, '92 
Perplexities of College Life, . . . (George Grant, '97 
The White and Blue — Greater Phi Delta, A. Staples, '94 

Phis in the Ministry, John K. Howe, ^93 

Aufweidersehen, Howard A. Couse, '91 

One has but to turn over and read what is to be found on the 
back of one of his business envelopes to fmd out that the Presi- 
dent of Alpha Province is as much of a worker in business as in 
Phi Delta Theta interests. Bro. J. (?lark Moore, Jr., is a real 
estate and mortgage broker at 716 Walnut street, Philadelphia. 
He is now engaged in marketing .some fine 1 7-room houses of new 
design, of which he is builder and owner. Brother Moore, while 
decidedly busy, will take time to tell you why you ought to attend 
the Alpha Province Convention at Schenectady, if you will only 
drop in on him. 


Brother Palmer's work with the U. S. Department of Labor 
still keeps him at New York. During the summer he took quar- 
ters near Rockaway Beach, and profited by the privileges of the 
season at the seashore. He is again in the city, and may be 
addressed care General Delivery, New York, N. Y. Brothers 
Palmer, Marble and Randolph have had pleasant three cornered 
** meets " during the summer and constituted a committee of three 
to see that Brother Swope had proper celebration on his departure 
for Europe and again on his return. 

Chapters which have not already done so, should at once for- 
ward to The Scroll the address of their Reporter for the coming 
year. There 'is always more or less trouble about non-delivery 
of mail and loss of bundles of Scrolls. This would all be obvi- 
ated if we were at once informed as to Reporter's address when 
the fall session opened. 

It is the duty of Thk Scroll to keep something of a tab on 
the General Council, collectively and individually. It is the duty 
of that body to be on the continual lookout after the interests of 
the Fraternity, but as the Fraternity persists in looking after itself 
during the summer months and enjoying the pleasures of the season 
in whatsoever way it will, it is not surprising that very little 
in an official way turns up during the vacation. We believe the 
General Council has nothing in the way of a news novelty to offer. 
No fraternity business of importance has arisen since commence- 
ment, and the year seems to be opening in a satisfactory way with 
all the chapters. As for the Council itself, we know that its pres- 
ident after delivering the master's oration at Butler College com- 
mencement, performing the duties incident to his position as 
professor and secretary of the Faculty, and saying good-bye to 
Indiana, very quickly betook himself to Michigan. Later came 
brief reports of delightful times spent at the lake resorts, daily 
yachting, and an extended cruise up to Mackinac, Sault St. Marie 
and Duluth. We are sure there is a woman in it, but to put a 
business aspect upon the case from a fraternity standpoint, a visit 
was made to the Michigan Beta, the Michigan State College, like 
Sewanee, holding a summer session. The secretary of the Coun- 
cil, who has reached a more advanced position on the subject of 
practical experience in domestic economy, in company with Mrs. 
Brown, spent a delightful summer at Burlington, on Lake Cham- 
plain. The visit came early enough, that it included commence- 
ment season at the University of Vermont and The Scroll 


eavesdropper has heard from \''ermont Alpha what a pleasure it 
was to have so important and agreeable a personage as the S. CJ. C. 
as a visitor, and on the (juiet the S. (i. C. has told us what hale 
fellows well met the X'ermont Phis are. Hvidently, a mutual 
admiration society was developed. 

The Treasurer of the Council, together with his estimable wife, 
accompanied an excursion party of Alabamians to the Christian 
Endeavor convention at Boston in July. About a week was spent 
in Boston, and the return trip was a roundabout one, Mr. and Mrs. 
Ball visiting New York, Saratoga, Toronto, Thousand islands, 
Buffalo, Cleveland, ('olumbus, Portsmouth and Cincinnati. Thk 
ScR(MJ. enjoyed the Columbus item of this trip, which, however, 
was provokingly short. Brother Ball reported having met Phis 
at all the places visited on his trip. He is now at home in Mont- 
gomery, of which all delini|uent chapters are jjrobably aware. 

As it begins, so the Council ends with a batchelor. The His- 
torian, Dwight N. Marble, has changed his address from 491 
Boylston street, Boston, to 18 Courtlandt street, New York City. 
Brother Marble graduated last June from the Ma.ssachusetts Insti- 
tute of Technology (adding still another to his list of degrees) 



Official Jewelers. 

Having received the above appointment at the '94 
convention, we will do all in our power to merit the orders 
of every Chapter of Phi Delta Theta for the best and 

Badges and Novelties. 

ApproTftl PAckAgCB Seat oa Btqueit of Chapter ConeipoBdoBt. 
Mention the Scroll. 


and is now with the American Telegraph and 'I'elepbone Oim- 
pany. Some two weeks ago, our telephone rang and "" 
informed us that New York wanted to talk. The Scroi.i then 
had the pleasure of a ten minutes chat with the H. G. C, which, 
so far as voices were concerned, was as satisfactory as if it had 
been face to face, and several things of fraternity interest were 
discussed. From the above items the Fraternity can set tlial the 
Council has spent the summer in a sober and fairly exemplary 

U'e have had inquiries as to whether anJ^AuguKt number 
of the Palladivm was issued, and take this method of saying 
there was not. The November issue, the first for the current 
year, will appear promptly— November ist. 

Hkvlng •omplatad on* of th* lafS^Bt |l>nul>*toiilaa of 







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Songs of Phi Delta Theta. 


A Choice Collection of Fraternity Lyrics, 
nore than 80 Sons:s Adapted to Familiar Airs. 

Special Songs for Alumni Day, Conventions, 

Reunions, Banquets, Marching, 

Serenades, Etc. 

Prire Prepaid — Cloth bound, 60 cenU a copy ; Paper 36 cants. 

Addreaa, FRANK D. SWOPS, 

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Vol . XX. DECEMBER, 1895. No. 2. 





Published by the Fraternity. 




All correspondence and communications, whether relating to the Editorial or 
the Bnciiiess Manag^ement, should be addressed to The Scroll of Phi Delta Theta, 
P. O. Box 117, Columbus, Ohio. 

Songs of Phi Delta Theta. 


A Choice Collection of Fraternity Lyrics. 
More than 80 Sons:s Adapted to Familiar Airs. 

Special Songs for Alumni Day, Conventions. 

Reunions, Banquets, Marching. 

Serenades, Ktc. 

f rii^e Prepaid— Cloth bound, SO cent* a copy ; Paper 26 cents. 


309 Fifth Street, Louiaville, Ky. 

Vol . XX. DECEMBER, 1895. No. 2. 





Published by the Fraternity. 




AU correspondence and communications, whether relating to the Editorial or 
the Bncineaa Manag^ement, should be addressed to The Scroll of Phi Delta Theta, 
P. O. Box 117, Columbus, Ohio. 



President— >HuGH Th. Millkr,P. O. Box 31, Irvington, Ind. 
Secretary^WALTER R. Brown, N. Y. Life Building, Minneapolis, Minn. 
Treasurer — Frbd S. Ball, Montgomery, Ala. 
Historian— D. N. Marblk, 18 Cortlandt Street, New York, N. Y. 

J. B. Brown, 233 East Town Street, Columbus, Ohio, Editor. 

The Scroll is published by order of the National Convention, the General 
Council acting as advisory board. It issues bi-monthly, from October to June, five 
numbers completing a volume. 

Contributions from active and alumni members of the Fraternity are earnestly 
requested. College periodicals, newspapers, or clippings containing personals con* 
cerning any members of the Fraternity, or referring in any way to Fraternity or 
collegiate matters, are requested to be sent to the editor. 

The subscription price is one dollar per volume. Single copies, 25 cents each. 

Address all communications to 

THE SCROLL, P. O. Box 117, Columbus, O. 

Editors of the Catalogue. 
Frank D. Swope, P. O. Box 440, Louisville, Ky. 
Eugene H. L. Randolph, P. O. Box 1308, New York, N. Y. 

Editor of the History. 
Walter B. Palmer, 511 S. Spruce St., Nashville, Tennessee 

National Convention. 
Philadelphia, Pa., November, 1896. 

Alumni Chafter Addresses. 
Amnual Alumni Day, March \hik. 
Boston, Mass — Alpha— W. W. Case, 30 Congress Street. 
New York, N. Y.— Alpha— C. A. Winter, 68 William Street. 
Pittsburgh, Pa.— Alpha— E. P. Couse, care of " Leader." 
Philadelphia, Pa.— Beta— J. C. Moore, Jr., 716 Walnut Street. 
Baltimore, Md. — Alpha — Rev. II. H. Weber, 31 Patterson Avenue. 
Washington, D. C. — Alpha— M. C. Summers, Surgeon-GeneraPs Office. 
Richmond, Va.— Alpha— Dr. C. M. Shields, 310 E. Franklin Street. 
Columbus, Ga. — Alpha — Herbert L. Manson. 
Atlanta, Ga. — Beta — Morris Brandon. 

Nashville, Tenn.— Alpha— R. F. Jackson, 301*^ N. Cherry Street. 
Montgomery, Ala. — Alpha — P. H. Stern. 
Selma, Ala. — Beta— A. W. Nelson. 

Cincinnati, O.— Alpha-J. G. Bloom, care B. & O. S. W. Ry. 
Akron, O.— Beta— W. J. Emery. 

Cleveland, O. — Gamma— Howard A. Couse, Society for Savings Building. 
Louisville, Ky. — Alpha — F. D. Swope, Box 440. 
Franklin, Ind.— Alpha— T. C. Donnell. 

Indianapolis, Ind.— Beta— Ralph Bamberger, Aetna Building. 
Chicago, 111. — Alpha — Leo Wampold, 3229 Michigan Avenue. 
Galesburg, 111. — Beta— J. L. Hastings. 
Kansas City, Mo. — Alpha — S. M. McClannahan. 

Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minn.— Alpha— W. R. Brown, N. Y. Ijfe Bldg., Mpls 
Denver, Col,— Alpha— G. E. Preble, U. S. Mint, 
bait Lake City, Utah— Alpha— Graham P. Putnam. 
ban Francisco, Cal.— Alpha— W. O. Morgan, 590 34th St, Oakland. 
I OS Angeles, Cal. — Beta— Leslie R. Hewitt. 
Spokane, Wash.— Alpha— Will B. Willis. 



Alpha Province. 

President— J. C. Moore, Jr., 716 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Maine Alpha — Colby University, Waterville, Me. — H. M. Browne. 

New Hampshire Alpha — Dartmouth Colleg^e, Hanover, N. H. — Isaac J. Cox. 

Vermont Alpha— University of Vermont, Burlington, Vt. — Frederic F. Lincoln, Phi 
Delta Theta House. 

Massachusetts Alpha— Williams College, Williamstown, Mass.— Geo. P. Northmp, 
Phi Delta Theta Lodge. 

Massachusetts Beta — Amherst College, Amherst, Mass. — Raymond V. Ingersoll, 
Phi Delta Theta House. 

Rhode Island Alpha— Brown University, Providence, R. I. — Albert Morse, 25 Hope 

New York Alpha— Cornell University, Ithaca, N. Y.— Chas. F. Hackett, Phi Delta 
Theta House. 

New York Beta— Union University, Schenectady, N. Y.— H. H. Brown. 

New York Delta— Columbia College, New York, N. Y.— Emil Justus Riederer, 
Phi Delta Theta Suite, 114 B. 54th Street. 

New York Epsilon — Syracuse University, Syracuse, N. Y. — U. G. Warren, 
Phi Delta Theta House. 

Pennsylvania Alpha — Lafayette College, Easton, Pa.^. S. Koehl. 

Pennsylvania Beta— Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, Pa.— J. E. Meisenhelder. 

Pennsylvania Gamma — Washington and Jefferson College, Washington, Pa. — 
J. J. Kerr. 

Pennsylvania Delta— Allegheny College, Meadville, Pa.— H. M. Carnahan. 

Pennsylvania Epsilon — Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pa. — Henry S. Noon. 

Pennsylvania Zeta — University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa. — Henry N. June. 
Phi Delta Theta House. 8250 Chestnut Street. 

Pennsylvania Eta — ^The Lehigh University, South Bethlehem, Pa. — Chas. S. Bowers, 
Phi Delta Theta House. 

Beta Province. 

President— Marshall H. Guerrant, Northern Bank Building, Lexington Ky. 

Virginia Alpha — Roanoke College, Salem, Va. — H. Blair Hanger. 

Virginia Beta — University of Virginia, Va.^. Pierce Bruns. 

Virginia Gamma — Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, Va. — C. G. Evans. 

Virginia Zeta — Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Va. — A. G. Jenkins. 

North Carolina Beta— University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N. C. 

Kentucky Alpha — Centre College, Danville, Ky. — T.J. Field. 

Kentucky Delta — Central University, Richmond, Ky.— Overton G. Conritd. 

Gamma Province. 

President — Frank C. Keen, Oglethorpe, Georgia. 
Georgia Alpha — University of Geort;ia, Athens, Ga.—G W. Price. 
Georgia Beta — Emory College, Oxford, Ga. — W. P. Bloodworth. 
Georgia Gamma — Mercer University, Macon, Ga.— Frank S. Burney. 
Tennessee Alpha— Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tcnn.— W. B. Malonc, 
Tennessee Beta — University of the South, Sewanee, Tenn.— F. G. Hebbard. 
Alabama Alpha — University of Alabama, Tuskaloosa, Ala. — Frank M. Moody. 
Alabama Beta — Alabama Polytechnic Institute, Auburn, Ala. — R. S. Jackson. 
Alabama Gamma — Southern University, Greensboro, Ala. — Chas. J. McLeod. 


D«Ua Province, 

President— John A. Fain Jr., Weathcrford, Texas. 

Mississippi Alpha — University of Mississippi, University P. O., Miss.— C. L Garnett" 

Louisiana Alpha — ^Tulane University of Louisiana, New Orleans, La.— J. Birnej 
Guthrie Jr., 1404 Napoleon Ave. 

Texas Beta— University of Texas, Austin, Tex.— D. W. Wilcox, 1908 Univy Atc. 

Texas Gamma — Southwestern University, Georg^etown, Tex. — P. P. Henderson. 

Epsilon Province, 

President — S. Emerson Findley, Akron, Ohio. 

Ohio Alpha — Miami University, Oxford, O. — C. A. Kumler. 

Ohio Beta — Ohio Wesleyan University. Delaware, O. — G. N. Armstrong. 

Ohio Gamma — Ohio University, Athens, O. — C. G. O^Bleness. 

Ohio Delta— University of Wooster, Woosler, O.— W. B. Chancellor. 

Ohio Epsilon— Buchtcl Colleg^e, Akron, O. — Arthur C. Johnson. 

Ohio Zeta— Ohio State Universitv, Columbus, O.— Chas. H. Woods, 85 W. 10th Ave. 

Indiana Alpha — Indiana University, Bloomington, Ind. — Maurice Douglas. 

Indiana Beta— Wabash College, Crawfordsville, Ind. — Roy H. Gerard. 

Indiana Gamma — Butler University, Irvington, Ind. — A. B. Carpenter. 

Indiana Delta — Franklin College, Fred. Owens, Franklin, Ind. 

Indiana Epsilon — Hanover College, Hanover, Ind. — M.J. Bowman. 

Indiana Zeta— De Pauw University, Greencastle, Ind. — Frank Hall. 

/ Indiarta Theta— Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind.— R. Tscheutscher. 

Michigan Alpha — University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich. — Roy M. Hardy. 
,• Phi Delta Theta House. 

•'' Michigan Beta — State College of Michigan, Agricultural College (Lansing), Mich. — 
/ B. A. Bowditch. 

Michigan Gamma— Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, Mich.— N. B. Sloan. 

Zeta Province. 

President— J. G. Wallace, 909 N. Y. Life Building, Minneapolis, Minn. 

Illinois Alpha— Northwestern University, Evanston, III.— J. Arthur Dixon, Phi 
Delia Theta House, 1717 Chicago 'Ave. 

Illinois Delta — Knox College, Galesburg, III. — George M. Strain. 

Illinois Epsilon— Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, 111.— J. W. Probaaco. 

Illinois Zeta — Lombard University, E. L. Shinn, Galesburg, 111., Phi Delt» 
Theta House. 

Illinois Eta — University of Illinois, Champaign, 111. — F. C. Beera. 

Wisconsin Alpha — University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wis.— John H. Bacon, 
Phi Delta Theta House. 

Missouri Alpha — University of Missouri, Columbia, Mo — Horace B. Williams. 

Missouri Beta — Westminster College, Fulton, Mo. — S. Y. Van Meter. 

Missouri Gamma — Washington University, St. Louis, Mo. 

Iowa Alpha — Iowa Wesleyan University, Mount Pleasant, la. — Frank S. Robinson 

Iowa Beta — State University of Iowa, Iowa City, la.— Geo. M. Price. 

Minnesota Alpha — University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minn.— J. H. Bvans, 
2801 Stevens Avenue. 

Kansas Alpha — University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas. — C. W. L. Armour. 

Nebraska Alpha — University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Neb. — E. A. McGreery, Phi 
Delta Theta Rooms, State Block. 

California Alpha— University of California, Berkeley, Cal. — Geo. D. KieruIfT, Ph, 
Delta Theta House. 

California Beta— Lei and Stanford, Jr., University, Cal.— Wilson C. Price, Phi 
Delta Theta House. 



Vol. XX. DECEMBER, 1895- No. a. 


By Eugenk Firli), Missouri Alpha, '12. 

Siiiuj nl hi* fuiurnl, i.'hirtujo, Xornnbfr <», IK).'). 

Out yonder in the moonlight, wherein God's Acre lies, 

Go angels walking to and fro, singing their lullabies. 

Their radiant wings are folded, and their eyes are bended low, 

As they sing among the beds whereon the flowers delight to grow — 

**Sleep, oh, sleep! 

The Shepherd guardeth his sheep. 
Fast speedeth the night away, 
Soon cometh the glorious day ; 
Sleep, weary ones, while ye may — 

Sleep, oh, sleep!'' 

The flowers within God's Acre see that fair and wondrous sight, 
And hear the angels singing to the sleepers through the night: 
And, lo! throughout the hours of day those gentle flowers prolong 
The music of the angels in that tender slumber song — 

**Sleep, oh. sleep! 

The Shepherd loveth his sheep. 
He that guardeth His flock the best 
Hath folded them to His loving breast: 
So sleep ye now, and take your rest — 

Sleep, oh, sleep! " 

From angel and from flower the years have learned that soothing 

And with its heavenly music speed the days and nights along; 
So through all time, whose flight the Shepherd's vigils glorify, 
God's Acre slumbereth in the grace of that sweet lullaby — 

**Sleep, oh, sleep! 

The Shepherd loveth His sheep. 
Fast speedeth the night away, 
Soon cometh the glorious day ; 
Sleep, weary ones, while ye may — 

Sleep, oh, sleep!" 



Fraternity spirit is characterized by a combination of loyalty 
and energy. While many members of a chapter may entertain 
loyal sentiments toward their society, yet it would not be stating 
it too strongly to say that the failure of any chapter to realize its 
highest mission is due to a lack of energy. 

It has been remarked, and I think not without reason, that the 
Western cha[)ters of fraternities excel the Eastern as a rule in 
fraternity spirit, and this is due mainly to a greater amount of 
push and energy than to greater loyalty of the members. 

It is the custom of many chapters to adopt some particular 
line of society activity, as for instance, we have one chapter in a 
college pre-eminent in social lines, and another chapter of the 
same fraternity in another college renowned for its scholarship, 
or perhaps athletic attainments. 

If pushed to too great an extent this tendency is to be con- 
demned, and in the end will seriously affect the welfare and aims 
of the Fraternity at large. 

If a fraternity is to be strong, the chapters must pursue objects 
and ideals common to all, for there can be no widespread fra- 
ternal spirit where one chapter is interested exclusively in 
athletics while another seeks only literary honors, or social stand- 
ing. The most successful chapter will excel its rivals in some- 
thing, and compete with them in everything. Leaving generali- 
ties for details, in the first place every member should do 
something. If there is a man in the society that does not 
contribute to its welfare in the wide field of class and college 
honors, athletics, literary, musical, or social lines, he should 
never have been admitted to membership. What conduces to 
the welfare of his brothers will certainly be to his own advantage, 
CIS ai'TJp^ ovhiis ai'TJp, 

For a member to cast slurs upon a rival society does not 
exhibit fraternity spirit. On the contrary, the superiority of his 
own society should be known by deeds and results, rather than 
by oral demonstration. 

It is easy to distinguish the man possessing the true spirit. 

There is always a flash of i)ride in his eyes whenever he hears 
his society mentioned. He knows the year, place and circum- 
stances of its founding as well as the name of the founder, and 
his associates. He is well informed as to the strength and 
location of most of the sister chapters. He frecjuents the chapter 
rooms and his grip is full of good fellowshij) and warmth. He 
always has a good word for his brothers in the Bond, and is ever 
ready to render them any assistance possible. He is never seen 


without his fraternity pin. The records of the great names that 
adorn his fraternity roll are familiar to him. He never seeks to 
advance his private ambitions at the expense of his brothers' 
rights or comforts. Such a man is possessed of the true and live 
fraternal spirit. 

Again, the chapter rooms should be furnished as comi)letely 
and as tastefully as possible, and every month should see some- 
thing added that will contribute to their utility and beauty. A 
piano and billiard table are great factors in rendering chapter 
life enjoyable. The library should aim to be complete in its 
complement of fraternity and college publications. 

Members should feel that their duty is but begun when they 
have paid in their dues. There is a boundless field for indi- 
vidual contributions in the way of books, music, bric-a-brac, etc. 

Committees are serviceable in many emergencies, but let not 
the chapter underrate the importance and value of individual 
responsibility. If a single member is appointed to some particu- 
lar duty, it is pretty sure to be carried out with despatch and 
success. Especially is this true of the new initiate. With him 
energy is everything. Often ready and eager to do something, 
the new member is at a loss to know just what to do unless some 
older membei* assigns him a specified duty. 

No man possessed of true fraternity spirit will ever appear 
anything but an honor to his society in dress, conduct, or 
character. Nor should his active interest in his chapter cease 
after he has been severed from its more intimate relations. As 
an alumnus he should ever extend his moral and financial sup- 
port to his chapter, remembering the benefit he has derived in 
the years gone by. 

A loyal body of alumni is one of the greatest of inspirations 
and glory a chapter can possess. With such a sj>irit only, the 
result of loyalty and tireless energy, can a fraternity achieve its 
greatest strength and success. 

Le Baron M. Huntington, Dartmouth, 'gS. 


In June, 1894, the Ohio Wesleyan University celebrated the 
completion of the first half century of its existence. Very 
recently there has apj)eared a volume ** Fifty Years of History of 
the Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, Ohio, 1844-1894," 
of which Professor Edward T. Nelson is the editor. This is a 
handsome book, 16 mo., 547 i)ages, printed on heavy, finely 
finished paper, abundandy illustrated and bound in red cloth. 




Its contents embrace a history of the University, contributed by 
Prof. W. G. Williams, who concurrently with the University 
celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of his services therein ; a 
description of the buildings; reminiscences; a biography of 
Frederick Merrick ; a complete account of the semi-centennial 
celebration ; striking statistics ; and the tenth Quinciuennial 
Catalogue of the University, including all officers and alumni. 
No more trustworthy information concerning the past and present 
of the University is to be found than that in this volume, and 
the facts set forth in this article are drawn entirely from it. Any 
coloring and the injection of matters of opinion may reasonably 
be attributed to the writer. 

In the introduction President Bashford says: **The Ohio 
Wesleyan University is a child of faith. In 1841, Charles 
Elliott, J. M. Trimble and W. P. Strickland drove from Urbana 
to Delaware to look at the grounds and hotel building which the 
citizens of the latter place had offered to the Methodist Church 
for college purposes. When the three preachers returned to the 
seat of the Conference, only one of them had money enough to 
pay for the carriage in which they made the journey : and 
Dr. Trimble made the first contribution to the college by meeting 
the expenses of that historic visit. Dr. Elliott's speech i)ortray- 
ing the possibilities of a college for Ohio Methodism awakened 
great enthusiasm, and led the Conference to accept the gift of 
the citizens of Delaware and to undertake to launch a University 
upon faith. But in his wildest dreams no member of that Con- 
ference supposed that within fifty years the college would secure 
a larger endowment than Yale secured during the first one 
hundred and fifty years of her existence ; that during the life- 
time of the first teachers the college would send out 2,200 
graduates and 15,000 students with their lives touched to nobler 
issues by the refining influence of Christian culture; that in 
addition to enriching every department of life, the college 
would send forth thousands of teachers, and hundreds of 
ministers, and more missionaries than the Methodist Church 
had commissioned down to the day when the college was 
founded. The past at least is secure, as the solid achievements 
recounted in the following pages amply demonstrate." 

From Professor Williams' pen we take : — <<* * * founded 
in 1844. It owes its location, if not its establishment at that 
particular date, to the famous White Sulphur Spring in Delaware. 
This spring had early attracted the attention of tourists and 
seekers after health. In order to accommodate these, and to 
encourage further patronage, two enterprising citizens, Judge 
Thomas W. Powell and Columbus W. Kent, erected in the year 


1833, on the spacious lot, embracing the spring, a fine hotel, 
which soon became known to the citizens as the Mansion House. 
The waters were salubrious, and the locality healthful ; and for 
some years the Mansion House was kept in successful operation. 
But the town of Delaware was not very widely known, and was 
not easily accessible ; and it was, i)erhaps, too early in the 
history of the State to hope for large returns from a business 
enterprise of this kind; and, at last, in the summer of 1841, 
Judge Powell, who had become sole proj)rietor, concluded to 
abandon the attempt to establish a Western watering-place." 

At that time there was no Methodist college in Ohio. Augusta 
College, Kentucky, opened in 1821, under patronage of the 
Kentucky and Ohio Conferences, because of inaccessibility and 
insignificance of '* plant" had failed. There had been agitation 
concerning the need of a college for the patronage of the 
church ; already the Catholic, Presbyterian, Congregational, 
Episcopalian and Baptist churches had schools under their con- 
trol. Edward Thomson, the principal of Xorwalk Seminary, 
but later the president of the O. \V. U. wrote in 1840 : ** We blush 
to think that it [Ohio] contains no institution to which our youth 
can resort for collegiate instruction,'' and Dr. Elliott in an 
editorial in the JVcster?i Christian Adi'ocate in December, 1841, 
said: '^ For several years past there has been much conversa- 
tion among Methodists of Ohio, resj)ecting the establishment of 
a college or university of the first order, in a central part of the 

The placing of the Mansion House property on the market at 
this time suggested to Rev. Adam Poe, then pastor of the 
church at Delaware, the purchase of the property by the citizens 
of Delaware and its offer to the Conferences as a site for a 
college. This offer as we have seen was accepted. 

The first meeting of the Board of Trustees was in October, 
1842. It was decided to open a preparatory department at 
once. Rev. Edward Thomson, of Norwalk, was elected presi- 
dent, the office to be largely nominal until a college faculty 
could be organized and supported. The preparatory department 
opened in November, and its first year enrolled 130 students. 
In 1844 it was decided to open the college proper. Besides the 
president, four other chairs were created — Ancient Languages, 
Mathematics, Principal of the Preparatory Department and 
Assistant Principal. The president was to receive a salary of 
$800, and the others $600 each. 

Delaware, according to the 1840 census had a population of 
893, and in 1844 about 1,200. There were no railroads in the 
State, and a tri- weekly stage to Columbus was the chief means 


of communication with the rest of the world. ** There were no 
street lights, and on dark nights lanterns were necessary. There 
was no town-clock : but the court house bell was rung at six 
o'clock in the morning and at 9 o'clock at night. There was no 
book-store in town ; there was a single weekly newspaper." 

Now Delaware is one of the prettiest college towns to be 
found East or West. It has about 10,000 inhabitants; three 
railroads going direct routes to Columbus, Cincinnati, Toledo, 
Chicago, Cleveland and the East ; a waterworks system : street 
railways : and some beautiful streets and residences. 

The old ** Mansion House,'' renamed Elliott Hall, consti- 
tuted the first and sole building of the college. The first needs 
of the college were so small that rooms on the top floor of this 
building were let to students. The interior of the building was 
handsomely finished and Elliott Hall has been in use from that 
day until this. For many years it contained the executive offices 
and recitation rooms. In 1891 it was removed southeast to a 
new |X)sition on the campus, thus making room for the most 
stately of the present group of buildings, and has been refitted 
for the L)ei)artment of Physics. The present group of college 
buildings include — 

I. Elliott Hall. 

n. Thomson Chapel. 

ni. Sturges Library. 

IV. Merrick Hall. 

V. Gymnasium. 

VI. University Hall and (iray Chapel. 

VII. Slocum Library. 

VIII. Monnett Hall. 

IX. Barnes Property. 

X. Perkins Observatory. 

Elliott Hall has already been mentioned. Thomson Chapel 
was erected in 185 1, at a cost of $20,000. It has been used by 
the Department of Chemistry and Physics, while the upper floor 
contained an audience room with a seating capacity of 600. 
This year, together with Sturges Library, erected in 1856, and 
which has sheltered the library and literary societies, it was torn 
down to make room for the Slocum Library, and will be rebuilt 
for the Department of Chemistry. Merrick Hall is a handsome 
three-story stone building, built in the '70's, and is used as a 
Hall of Science. The first floor is devoted to Biology, the 
second floor to Physiology and Geology, while the Museum and 
Cabinets occupy the third floor. University Hall and Gray 
Chapel was completed in 1893, at a total cost of over $180,000. 


The degrees bestowed by the University are B. A., B. S. and B. 
L. There are shorter courses in music, oratory and in commercial 
practice, graduates in which receive certificates. To meet the 
demands of instruction the faculty has been increased in num- 
bers, so that in 1894 there were seventeen full professors, and 
twenty-seven instructors and assistants. 

As can be seen by the degrees conferred, the institution, while 
a university in name, is in fact yet a college. The charter is so 
drawn that it will permit the location of professional departments 
at another point in the State, if this should be deemed advisable. 
Some work has been done in the line of affiliation of a medical 
department, but as yet the collegiate constitutes the sole active 
department. The several courses of study are so arranged that 
graduates who expect to enter either the Law, Medicine or the 
Ministry, can have taken work ecjuivalent to the first year of 
such professional schools. The University has well organized 
courses and excellently e(|uipped laboratories in analytical, biologi- 
cal, histological, chemical and physical investigation and experi- 
mentation. The advantages in the musical and art departments 
are equal to those of any special schools in the State. 

The student organizations of the Ohio Wesleyan have been 
similar to those found in other prominent institutions, and on the 
whole have been well maintained. Four literary societies — The 
Zetagathean, Chrestomathean, Athenian and Amphictyonian — 
are open to collegiate students ; four others — the Melatarian, 
Philomathean, Calagonian and Lyceum funiish training for the 
sub-freshmen, while the ladies at Monument Hall support the 
Clionian, Athenaeum and Castalian societies. These societies 
are all well supported and by their rivalry have developed an 
interest in oratory which has made the O. W. U. the foremost 
factor in the Ohio Oratorical Association. 

Athletics were sustained under difficulties in former years be- 
cause of lack of gymnasium training and of suitable grounds near 
the college, and finally because the authorities declined to allow 
the teams to play out of town games. All these drawbacks have 
been overcome, and since O. W. U. has met representative 
teams of other colleges in base ball and foot-ball, she has demon- 
strated her fitness to occupy a high position. The O. S. U. is 
her closest and strongest rival for honors in all fields. For sev- 
eral years there has been friction between the athletic interests 
of these two, and no games of any kind have been played together. 
This fall apparently the way was laid for a better understanding 
in tne future, and the O. W. U. and O. S. U. met on the grid- 
iron. The game was a tie — 8 to 8. 



The degrees bestowed by the University are H. A., B. S. and H. 
L. There are shorter courses in music, oratory and in commercial 
practice, graduates in which receive certificates. To meet the 
demands of instruction the faculty has been increased in num- 
bers, so that in 1894 there were seventeen full [professors, and 
twenty-seven instructors and assistants. 

As can be seen by the degrees conferred, the institution, while 
a university in name, is in fact yet a collej^e. The charter is •><> 
drawn that it will permit the location of professional departments 
at another point in the State, if this should be ili^^tUM'A advisa!>le. 
Some work has been done in the line of affiliation of a niedi< al 
department, but as yet the collegiate constitutes tlie v^le artive 
department. The several courses of study are s«t> arr;in;/ed that 
graduates who expect to enter either the J^aw, Medj'jn'r or th<r 
Ministry, can have taken work e<iuivalent 10 th«- fi;M y^.-ar of 
such professional schools. The University has vi<rJJ '/fj^ani/'rd 
courses and excellently equipped laboratories in aualyii' 4), bioK/i- 
cal, histological, chemical and physical investi^ati<yji aj^rj *r\^:r\- 
mentation. The advantages in the musical and art d«'j/:«ftf/j«.'ni>, 
are ecjual to those of any special schools in the Sut.«' 

The student organizations of the Ohio VVcsl<*\yjj hj*v<' l>««'ij 
similar to those found in other i)rominent instituti<^iit, ;?j,/J *fu th«? 
whole have been well maintained. Four literarv .v>« n-fj*:;. .'/}k 
Zetagathean, Chrestomathean, Athenian and Amp);.' <y'/f^i,if, _. 
are open to collegiate students; four others -th* \A^ i'A*i*j\'4U, 
Philomathean, Calagonian and Lyceum funiisli uum '^^ ii^ ih* 
sub-freshraen, while the ladies at Monument \ik>\\ .- ,j/'//fi ih*, 
Clionian, Athenajum and Castalian .societies. 'Jt.i.v t/y ji-^j*-?, 
are all well supported and by their rivalry hav«- «i4Vi^/«^/) -^u 
interest in oratory which has made the (>. W. 1 n^ P/t*tti*^i 
factor in the Ohio Oratorical Association. 

Athletics were sustained under difficulties in (<^Ui<4 /A^rs \^. 
cause of lack of gymnasium training and of huiial^ii ^/vv?^/)' tf^i 
the college, and finally because the authoritieh <i«> iHa/; */, ;#)ivw 
the teams to play out of town games. All thew- d*^te'^/»/ >, \ms»' 
been overcome, and since O. W. U. has iiiri *ij/*A/^M;ii»vj 
teams of other colleges in base ball and ff>ot ImII, ^i^L p,j,^ ,*^ tn^/ii 
strated her fitness to occupy a high position. "jU // :-, r ,* 
her closest and strongest rival for hon<jrs in «)1 fwv;, j'^,, .^.^ 
era] years there has been friction between tl**- *itij^^> ,;,i^ ,, ^^^ 
of these two, and no games of any kind have Ih-a-u ^i# >*/; V/;/* ^ j..-. 
This fall apparently the way was laid for a \H'iAA'4 v^^ti^^i,*; *.-* 
in tne future, and the O. W. U. and O, S, </. u^^ /^. t,,^ ..../' 
iron. The game was a tie — 8 to 8. 


B 11 was the first fraternity to establish a chapter at Ohio 
Wesleyan. It has been followed by 2 X, 1855 ; 4> A 0, i860; 
4> K 4^, 1861 ; A T A, 1866 ; * T A, 1869 ; X 4>, 1873 (defunct 
since 1894); A T O, 1887; 2 A E, 1889. As yet no chapter 
houses are founded among these, but the older chapters of 
<I> K ♦, 4> A © and B IT have all agitated the question. 

J. E. Brown, O. W. U., '84. 



In the Scroll for October there appeared a half tone group of 
the Ohio Beta as represented by its undergraduates at the Ohio 
Wesleyan in the spring of 1895. ^^ history of this Chai)ter has 
ever appeared in the Scroll, and since considerable space has 
been devoted in this issue to a descrij)tion of its collegiate home, 
it may not be out of place to speak briefly of the Chapter. 

The Ohio Beta was established March 10, i860. To one 
who gives but casual notice it might seem that the Chapter's life 
has seen an unusual amount of vicissitude. Perhaps in one sense 
it has, but if so, it has not worked against the latter day success- 
ors of Phi Delta Theta at Ohio Wesleyan. 

In 1859 A. P. Collins, a senior at the Ohio Wesleyan Univer- 
sity, received letters from a warm friend of his at Indiana 
I'niversity in regard to the establishment of a Chapter of 4> A 
at Delaware, this friend being a member of the Indiana Alpha 
Chapter. At that time there were Chaj)ters of B II, 2 X, and 
Eclectic (a chapter of the society which now exists as a local at 
Wesleyan, Middletown, Conn.), at the Ohio Wesleyan Univer- 
sity. The total attendance, all male, was 459— of which 139 was 
in the college classes. It would seem that there was abundant 
opportunity for the success of the enteri)rise, and accordingly 
Collins fell in with the i)roi)Osed plan and proceeded to organize 
the Chapter. An application having been made, the Grand 
Chapter issued authority for the establishment of the Ohio Delta* 
at Ohio Wesleyan University, and C. H. (Jray, one of the appM- 
cants, went to Oxford and was initiated by the Ohio Alpha. 
Returning to Delaware, he, in turn, initiated Collins and 
Humphreys, and turned over to them the documents which con- 
stituted them a Chapter. This was in March, i860. In June 
three of the members graduated. Before the close of the following 

^This title was fpiven inasmuch as the records at that titne rt-cournizeH the branch 
Chapter which was formed :it Miami as the Beta, and th? \Vittt nbcrjir j^s (^^ 









year three of the five members shown in the classes of '62 and 
'63 were enlisted in the army of the civil war. It is not surpris- 
ing, therefore, that the Ohio Beta became inactive. 

Nothing more was accomplished for Phi Delta Theta at Ohio 
Wesleyan until May 8, 1871, when the Chapter was formally 
revived, and under circumstances which seemed to be auspicious. 
From the class of '73 down to the present class of '99 the Chapter 
has uninterrupted delegations. But shortly after the revival in 
1 87 1 came the effort that was made to stamp out fraternities in 
the Ohio Wesleyan University. In 1874 anti- fraternity laws were 
enacted, and for a year or two their enforcement was attemjned. 
The peculiar state of affairs brought on by these rules develoi)ed 
considerable friction between elements in the Chapter as to what 
policy should be pursued. There were the rule and the anti- 
rule men, or perhaps better, the ** conservative " and the 
** speedy" men. This distinction between these sets grew so 
manifest and its active work thereby hampered, that finally in 
1877, the Chapter granted dismissal to certain of the members, 
and the balance, while retaining their membership, allowed the 
Chapter to become inactive. This was probably a good thing for 
the Fraternity as less than two years later the Chapter work was 
taken up by an entirely new set of men, who had had no part in 
the old friction, and entered into the affairs of the Fraternity with 
a zeal and discretion that has made the Phi Delta Theta a fore- 
most factor at Delaware. C. W. Marshall, of the Indiana 
Gamma, had been a student at the Ohio Wesleyan from '74 to 
'77, and October 6, 1879, ^^ visited Delaware and initiated 
W. P. F'ulton and T. H. McConica of '81, and Scott Bonham of 
'82. Before the year was out eight others had been initiated, and 
since then, although there have been years in which the active 
membership was small, the activity and enthusiasm of the Chapter 
have never waned. 

Up to the present time the Chapter has initiated 145 members. 
While the Chapter was chartered thirty- five years ago, its actual 
exi.stence has been only twenty-three years, making the average 
number of initiations i)er year, 6.3. A study as to the number 
of members who appear in the consanguinity tables shows that 
only one Ohio Beta man has a son in the Fraternity (Nelson 
Armstrong, '75 — (». N. Armstrong, '97). There are seven 
groups of two brothers and three grou])s of three brothers repre- 
sented in its membership. Seventy-eight, or fifty-five per cent. 
of the membership, have taken baccalaureate degrees. Follow- 
ing the men into after life we find that twenty-eight, (nineteen 
per cent.), are lawyers; twenty-two, (fifteen ])er cent.), are 
ministers; thirteen, (nine per cent.), are physicians; eight, (five 



per cent.), are college professors or instructors; fourteen, (ten 
per cent.), are teachers, mostly as superintendents. The occu- 
pations of the others are more scattered, as : merchants 1 1 , 
salesmen 2, State officials* 4, city or county officials* 7, farmers 3, 
college officer i, editors 2, journalists 4, ])ublisher i, real estate 5, 
government jxjsitions 3, Y. M. C. A. work 1, bankers 3, drug- 
gists 2, artist I, railroad business 4, wholesale merchants 5, 
manufacturers 3 and civil engineers 2. It will thus be seen that 
fifty-seven per cent, of the membership have been engaged 
in the so-called learned professions. Of the three designated as 
farmers, one A. P. Collins, '60, is President of the Board of 
Trustees of Kansas Wesleyan College : another is, or was, pro- 
prietor of a hardware store, while the third has held county office 
most of the time since leaving college, being now auditor of his 
county. Of the eight ante-bellum members of the Chapter, five 
were enlisted in the army, and of these five one died in the 
service, and another died shortly after his discharge from disease 
contracted in six months of prison life. One of the ])ost bellum 
initiates (A. D. Newell, '76, now deceased), was likewise in the 
army. Eleven of Ohio Beta's members have transferred their 
membership to the Chapter Grand. 

Until recent years there have been no honors conferred upon 
students by the Faculty. As it is now the only recognition is an 
appointment to a place on the commencement program. Fifteen 
are chosen from each class, this ai)pointment always being based 
upon scholarship, and in a general way being influenced by 
general excellence and deportment. Among students the various 
classes, literary, society, oratorical, athletic and editorial positions 
mre reckoned as honors. Since 1879 ^^ Chapter has had twenty 
representatives on the staff of the Collc^^ Transcript, three of 
whom have been Editors-in Chief. Another was Editor-in-Chief, 
and several have been editors upon the Practical Student, this 
year merged into the Transcript. The Bijou has been issued 
irregularly, but of the six editions since 1884, there have been 
Phi editors on all, the Editor-in-chief once, and chief business 
manager twice. Since the University has been a member of the 
.State Oratorical Association (1882) there have been fifteen IMiis 
in the home contests, and twice Phis have been its rei)rescntative 
in the State contest. In the various literary society, athletic, ora- 
torical and musical organizations the chapter has had a leading 
share of offices. The chajner has the respect of its rivals and it 
is known to stand high in the esteem of the faculty. It can be 
claimed for it, that as a chapter it has from the beginning exer- 

'* These refer to official positions held as noted in catalogue, and not to perma- 
nent occupations. 



cised a beneficial influence on all those who have become mem- 
bers. This cannot be without its value in the development of a 
high order of fraternity loyalty and a close bund of fellowship 
between the Phis. 

But one thing is yet needful to make the future of this chapter 
as sure as its past, and' that one thing is a home that will be a 
permanent one — a Mecca to which the alumnus can return in 
after years to meet again the ** old boys " and greet the new dis- 
ciples of Phi Delt faith. ni.scussion on this subject is not new 
and the determination to have this home has been made. There 
are a few of the alumni who have manifested an interest which 
insures that the matter will not be dropped until success is at 
hand. To this end it is hoped that more than an interested few 
— that all of Ohio Beta's sons will join forces for the weal of 
^ A in general and their old chapter in particular. 

J. E. Brown, '84. 


Memory! What myriad throngs 
From out the chambers of the past 
Troop forth at thy command ; 
Sweet reminiscences of days 
Whose moments, as the evening rills, 
Gleam in the sunset's rays. 

The lapse of time, the kindly past, 
Blend sorrow, grief and happiness 
In one bright picture fair; 
We seem to feel grand harmonies 
Of former days sweep o'er the soul. 
And thrill its wakened chords. 

To live, to act, the present is, 

Each day. a duty nobler done 

Must mark its history ; 

But memory with sacred charms, 

Childhood's day, and youth's bright dreams, 

Will e'er the past endear. 

— Le Baron M. Huntington, Dartmouth^ 'gS. 
Jn Dartmouth Literary Monthly. 



In response to a call for Phi's, of Harvard University, a dozen 
met at the rooms of Brother Morse, of Penna. Zeta, on the 
evening of November ist. 

The organization of a **Phi Delta Theta Club " was considered. 
Successive meetings brought forth a thorough discussion of our 
status at Harvard. Those members who have been located are 
distributed as follows: Law School 12, Harvard College 15, in 
schools of Boston a number probably sufficient to bring the total 
to thirty-five. They appear to be an earnest set of men here 
for conscientious work. All sections of the country are repre- 
sented. Brothers Gallert, of Colby, Lewis, of 'lulane, and 
Avery, of California, rej)rescnt the three Alphas of our extreme 

It has been decided that as far as |)ossible the members con- 
nect themselves with Massachusetts Alpha Alumni Cha])ter. 
Monthly meetings of a convivial nature, |)rimarily for university 
men, will be held in Cambridge. Alumni Day dinner will be 
held in Boston where old and young may meet in common 

It is especially desirable that the addresses of all Phis in the 
vicinity of Boston be secured. Any such information sent to the 
undersigned will be properly forwarded. 

L M. I'osTKR, Ohio Gamma ^ pj. 

41 Wendell St., Cambridge, Mass. 

ku(;e\e field. 

Eugene Field is dead, and he who could justly be titled the 
Poet Laureate of the Phi Delta Theta has been laid to rest. On 
the morning of November 4th this news so unexpected was 
flashed by the wires all over the country, and carried sorrow to 
many who had been favored with his personal accjuaintance, and 
regret to the thousands who knew him in his work as a writer. 
For many years — was it the irony of fate ? — Mr. Field was a 
sufferer from nervous dyspepsia. Only those who are its victims 
know the racking, tantalizing and depressing nature of this 
malady, but while it was his companion he made his greatest 
reputation as a verse writer and humorist. 

He had been indisposed more than usual but three days before 
his death, and nothing serious was anticipated. So little was 
thought of it that not until the evening before did he give up, and 

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then reluctantly, an engagement at Kansas City, where he was 
to give a reading. He slept soundly all night. In the morning 
his son was awakened by a groan, and by the time he reached 
him he was dead. Death had come quickly and quietly from 
heart failure. 

Kugene Field as a writer had from the first of his career been 
identified with the newspaper fraternity, and that body has 
vouched for the honesty of the affection it bore him in the tributes 
to his memory which have appeared. From the press therefore 
we excerpt the data of his life. 

Eugene was the son of Roswell M. Field, one of Missouri's 
famous lawyers, a man who gained renown and distinction in the 
Dred Scott and many other noted cases. Both parents came 
from old colonial families of \ ermont. He lirst saw the light of 
day on the 4th of September, 1850, in a house in Walsh's Row, 
on South Broadway, at that time the most aristocratic portion of 
St. Louis. When he was six years old his mother died, and his 
father sent him and his brother Roswell — the only other child — 
to -Vmherst, Mass., where they were taken charge of by their 
cousin, Mary Field French, who acted as their guardian up to 
the time of their father's death, which occurred in 1869. It was 
fr jm this long residence in the little Massachusetts town at such 
an early age that the love for New England, that is apparent in 
so many of Mr. Field's verses, was acquired. He received his 
primary education in the i)ublic schools at Amherst, and at the 
age of 17 entered Williams' College, at WiUiamstown, Mass. 

Upon the death of his father, one of Eugene's uncles, who was 
a professor at Amherst College, was appointed his guardian in 
Massachusetts, and Roswell, who is better known in newspaper 
circles to-day as ** Rose," entered the Missouri State University, 
at Columbia. In a short time Eugene's guardian was offered a 
position on the faculty of Knox College at Galesburg, 111., and 
he came west, bringing PLugene with him. Eugene didn't like 
Galesburg, and one day he mysteriously disappeared. 

The next heard of him was the news that he was at Columbia, 
Missouri, enrolled in the State Universitv. 

The Field boys remained at college until they attained their 
majority and came into an inheritance of $70,000. Mr. Ciray, 
the executor of their father's estate, advised them to invest it, 
but they said, ** What's the use." They wanted experience. 
Eugene took one of his class mates on a tour of Europe, paying 
all expenses, while ** Rose " took a tour of the United States. 
Both went broke about the same time, and went to work as 
newspaper men in St. Louis. 

Adopting the profession of newsjiaper writer, he began with 


the St, Louis Journal in 1873. His next connection was with 
the St. Joseph (Afo.) Gazette in 1875, after which he returned to 
St. Ix)uis to take an editorial portfolio on the Times-Journal . In 
1880 he was editor of the Kansas City Times, but left that paper 
in 1 88 1 to become managing editor of the Demr? Tribune, In 
1 883 the Chicago Aforning Neius, now The Record, secured his 
services, and ever since then he has been on the staff of this 
newspaper. Tall, slender, boyish, blonde and aggressive, this 
promising young man came out of the west thirteen years ago. 
During those years the growth of his powers was continuous and 
rapid. Light-hearted and kindly, fond of friends, and yet a 
scholarly man, devoted to his family and a little child among 
children, he was learning lessons of his art in a variety of schools. 
His capacity to work was prodigious. A pen capable of making 
only the finest hair strokes, when once set to traveling over a 
pad of paper on his knee, within two hours supplied enough of 
his beautiful, microscopic writing to fill a long newspaper column 
of agate type. Usually the sheets went to the printers without a 
blot or erasure. Vet Mr. Field's best productions were by no 
means hastily done. A poem or a story grew in his mind for 
days, and sometimes for weeks or months, before a word of it 
was written. Finally its turn came, and then the whole was 
set down in all haste. Apparently there was never a lack of 
subjects. The trouble lay mainly in the picking and choosing. 
Realizing that his ability to do good work was constantly increas- 
ing, Eugene Field was slow to publish his stories and poems in 
book form. His volumes were issued because not even their 
severest critic, the author of them, could help confessing that 
they deserved to see the light. They were first printed privately 
for distribution among his friends. He often declined advanta- 
geous offers from worthy publishers because he did not want the 
public to judge him by work which, no matter how satisfactory 
it might be to others, did not satisfy himself. Volumes bearing 
his name, however, have gone forth before, but rather in spite of 
him than bv his wish. 

A number of years ago Mr. Field went with his family to 
Europe, where he remained some time, contributing letters to 
The Record. He saw much of literary London, and received at 
its hands many kind attentions. He also rummaged the city 
during many weeks for old books, old theatrical programmes and 
curios of all sorts, departing heavily laden with his spoil. 

When he returned he continued to contribute his ** Sharps and 
Flats " column to 7 he Record. The last of his series was pub- 
lished last Saturday morning and consisted of spicy paragraphs, 
among which was a characteristic defense of ** Bill" Nye, with 
especial reference to the recent New Jersey assault. 


Mr. Field's poetry, of which there is a large amount, was 
written rapidly and easily. Much of it concerns child-life and 
childish joys, the poet having a simple, frank, almost childlike 
character. His verses are instinct with a rare tenderness of 
sentiment that will make him many childish lovers long years to 
come. Notable among his poems are ** Little Boy Blue," 
** Seein* Things" and **Wynken, Blynken and Nod." Mr. 
Field was also a great admirer of Horace and has done many of 
the odes into English verse, often following closely the original 
scansion. His as a journalist rested largely on a keen 
sense of humor and his ability to write a pithy, trenchant para- 
graph with a laugh in it. 

In social circles Mr. Field was always welcome, for he pos- 
sessed a rarely pleasing personality. When he attended one of 
the unique dinners of the Fellowship club the programme was 
not complete without a poem by 'Gene Field. On such occa- 
sions he often recited ** Casey's Tabble Dote," one of his own 
jx)ems, and his mobility of facial expression and a fine voice lent 
appreciably to the effect. Nearly every winter he went on a 
short lecture tour, in which he recited his verses. 

Mr. Field's books have been almost uniformly su( cessful, his 
*• Little Book of Western Verse" having had a remarkable sale 
during the last year. As nearly as can be obtained the follow- 
ing is a complete list of Mr. Field's published volumes: 

»* The Tribune Primer''; Denver, 1882. (Out of print and very 

'* The Model Primer" ; illustrated by Hoppin, Treadway, Brook- 
lyn, 1882. 

" Culture^s (iarland'' ; Tricknor, Boston, 1887. (Out of print.) 

•'A Little Book of Western V^rse": Chicago, 1889. (Large 
paper, privately printed and limited.) 

•'A Little Book of Profitable Tales''; Chicago, 1889. (Large 
paper, privately printed and limited.) 

»»A Little Book of Western Verse"; Scribners, New York, 1890. 

*»A Little Book of Profitable Tales": Scribners, New York, 1890. 

»» With Trumpet and Drum": Scribners, New York, 1892. 

♦•Second Book of Verse": Scribners, New York, 1893. 

•* Echoes from the Sabine Farm'' : Scribners, New York, 1895. 

•• Translations of Horace" ; McClurg, Chicago, 1893. 

** Introduction to Stone's First Editions of American Authors" ; 
Cambridge, 1893. 

**The Holy Cross and Other Tales": Stone ^S: Kimball, Cam- 
bridge, 1893. 

** Love-Songs of Childhood" : 1894, Chicago. 

On October 16, 1873, Mr. Field married Julia Comstock, of 
St. Joseph, Mo. Of his seven children five are living — Mary 


French, 19 years of age ; Eugene, Jr., 15; Frederick Skiff, 
(** Daisy"), 13 ; Roswell Francis, who is in his third year, and 
Ruth, who is but 18 months old. 

The house in which the poet took so much pride stands in the 
midst of park like grounds at 2339 North Halstead street. It is 
a high frame building, painted white. Mr. Field moved into it 
last summer, and since that time it has been called the Sabine 
farm, after one of the poet's books. The trees in front of it were 
bare of leaves, and the grass about it was withered. 

On the Sunday before he died he looked out from the wide 
window of his library where the dry leaves whipped about in the 

** This is the dying time of year," he said, only half seriously. 
Then he laughed again as heartily as any of them. In the 
evening he was ailing and in the morning he was dead. 

From all (quarters came in tributes to his memory and sym- 
pathy to Mrs. Field and the family. The Chicago Press Club, 
Union League, of Chicago, New York Press Club, the Chicago 
newspaper men — Melville E. Stone, Joseph Medill, Victor F. 
Lawson, H. H. Kohlsaat and others ; Riley, the Hoosier Poet ; 
Modjeska, the actress; VVm. Crane, the actor; Edward W. Bok, 
Wm. E. Curtis, Sir Henry Irving and many others. In the A^m* 
York Sun, Charles A. Dana said : 

'*A gentle, generous, and gifted spirit passed from among us 
this morning in the death of Eugene Field in Chicago. He was 
born in St. Louis in 1850 and his education, varied and accurate 
as it was, was gained more in newspaper offices and in the prac- 
tice of the literary profession than in the University of Missouri, 
of which he was a graduate. He was essentially a gentleman 
and a poet ; but as a many-sided journalist — 

** He touched the tender stops of various quills, 
With eager thought warbling his Doric lay. 

** Much careful study of the classic models and especially of 
the Roman poet, Horace, had refined his taste and sharpened 
his ear, so that a course thought or a ruffianly sentiment was 
impossible to him ; and, in all his writings, we do not believe 
that a line can be found which he would have wished to blot, 
had his last hour been lengthened out, so that he might have 
tried first to set his house in order, instead of passing away 
peacefully and unconsciously, as he seems to have done. We 
join with the uncounted throng of his friends in bidding him a 
last, and sorrowful farewell, and in grieving that we can never 
press his honest and manly hand again.'' 

F. Willis Rice said: ** One of the most charming traits of 
Eugene Field's character was his love of children. It was a 


|)assion with him. Little babies especially he loved with inex- 
pressible tenderness. When he called at a house where there 
was a baby the baby was his host. He devoted himself exclu- 
sively to it, and the adults of the household saw very little of 
him. This passionate fondness for child-life* and his sympathy 
with children, especially boys, inspired some of his finest 

In spite of the vast collection of curiosities and anticjues that 
filled his whole house, Mr. Field was an exceedingly systematic 
man. All the manuscript of his work he had neatly bound and 
.stamped according to the best art of the binder, of which he was 
a connoisseur. Even a series of little sermons which he wrote 
for his aunt when he was 9 years old is preserved in book form. 

The poet was not a conventional collector. Nor did he have 
any fads. What his fancy chose he bought and kept. And 
thus it happened that his bookcase at the side of the wonderful 
**den," as he loved to call it, contained a *'thumb" bible and the 
smallest dictionary in the world, and the .stand next to it held a 
collection of odd and curious canes, and the shelves across the 
room were loaded with bottles of a hundred different shapes and 
sizes and all unusual and wonderful. And there also was (Jlad- 
stone's famous ax, presented to Mr. Field by the great premier 
himself, and Charles A. Dana's scissors framed and hung above 
the bed. Mr. Field was a great lover of mechanical toys and 
small images, and he had hundreds of them about his den, 
together with strange pewter dishes picked up in .some out-of-the- 
way place across seas. Old blue china almost as delicate and 
fragile as cobweb there was, too, and rare old prints, and the 
most complete collections of books on Horace in the world. All 
of these thousands of things were jumbled together. Their very 
catalogue would make a big book, and yet there was a history 
with each of them lost with the death of the poet. In all of them 
he took an almost boyish delight, and it was this characteristic 
of youthfulness that gave him such a charm with children and 
that has made him the supreme master in the realm of child's 

But his antiques were not all in his little den, for the reason 
that it could not possibly hold them. He loved old clocks, and 
clocks therefore stand at everv turn in the house. In the front 
hallway there is a tall old-fashioned New F^ngland clock with a 
pictured face, and there is the old clock on the stairs. And 
there are little clocks that tick very loud and big round clocks 
that tock sonorously. Yesterday their tougues make noisy 
clamor in the de.solate house. Other hands will have to wind 
them now. 


Of books there is no end. Mr. Field possessed one of the 
raWst litrraries^Qf the west, and it is made up of every description 
.Ipook, [5bth' i-ba(ir'ai)d good. From the time that he went 
>rfaad as g. boy with* an mherited fortune and came back penni- 
/ess, with heaps 'of books and curiosities, to his death his passion 
for^tjpoks never flagged. 

• ,JA4 way's. popular .with the ministers of Chicago, the most prom- 
inent oTVhom hp had' come to know so well through the daily 
meetings in the "rare book corner" at McCIurg's publishing 
house, and of whom he wrote under the caption of ** Saints and 
Sinners," his funeral was attended by Chicago's most noted 
divines. Those who si)oke were Rev. F. W. Gunsaulus, Frank 
M. Bristol and Thos. C. Hall, the services being held in the 
Fourth Presbyterian Church. The interment was at Graceland 
cemetery. In Eugene field and David Swing, Chicago Phis 
have lust two eminent brothers to the Chapter (]rand. 

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When he entered Knox College in 1869, he entered into the 
movement for a Phi Delta Theta Chapter, and became a charter 
member of the Knox Chapter. Soon he left Knox and entered 
Missouri State University, where he affiliated with the Missouri 
Alpha. Brother Field was to have been the poet at the Bloom- 
ington convention in 1889, and stored away in the files of old 
fraternity G. C. correspondence the editor of The Scroll has 
the letter received from him shortly before the convention, 
expressing his regrets at his inability to fill the engagement, at 
that time being under the hand of his nervous trouble so that 
all outside work had to be given up. In the February Scroll 
we shall reproduce a number of his best poems, that they may 
be preserved to the fraternity's literature. 


Of all the pleasant experiences of the fraternity life of a Phi 
the most im|)ortant and enjoyable is the attendance of a National 
convention and, next to a National, a Province convention. Such 
a one was the sixth biennial convention of Alpha Province held 
at Schenectady with New York Beta, October 31 and November 
I, 1895. 

The first man to arrive was Bro. J. Clark Moore, our presi- 
dent and the most enthusiastic Phi in the Province, on Wednes-' 
day evening. He was closely followed by three New Eng- 
landers and we passed the evenmg very pleasantly with the 
brothers of the New York Beta at their rooms. The remainder 

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of the delegates came Thursday morning, among whom was 
Bro. \V. W. Nichols, New York Epsilon, '94, the hero of four 
conventions. The forenoon was spent in visiting the places of 
interest about the college. 

The first session was called to order at 3:00 o'clock, p. m., 
Thursday with President Moore in the chair. Bro. Waygood, 
Pennsylvania Alpha, *88, offered the opening prayer, and Bro. 
Terry, on behalf of New York Beta, delivered an address of 
welcome to the delegates, to which President Moore responded 
with a brief outline of the work to be taken up by the convention. 

The committees on credentials, and rules and orders were 
appointed and after a short recess brought in their reports. 
Then followed the reports from the chapters which were very 
interesting and instructive and were pronounced by President 
Moore to be the best and most encouraging he had ever heard. 
Massachusetts Beta reported the largest number of members — 34. 

The committee on credentials reported delegates i)resent from 
Colby, Dartmouth, Vermont, Amherst, Brown, Williams, Union, 
Syracuse, Cornell, University of Pennsylvania, Lehigh, Gettys- 
burg and Dickinson. The following committees were then 
appointed — Charters and Chapters, Time and Place of the next 
Convention and Resolutions, and letters of greeting were read 
from Bros. Dwight N. Marble, H. it. C, Walter R. Brown, 
S. (J. C, and Fred S. Ball, T. G. C. 

The evening session was devoted to the discussion of charters 
and chapters and the institutions of Harvard, University of 
Chicago, Wesleyan, Case School of Api)litd Sciences and 
Pennsylvania State College were thoroughly discussed. (For 
report of. this discussion see minutes to appear in January 
Palladium.) The spirit of conservati:>m was, however, the pre- 
vailing spirit of the convention. After the adjournment of the 
session we all attended the opera, the guests of President Moore. 

The morning session was given up to the review of the secret 
work of the Fraternity, the discussson of chapter houses and sys- 
tems of raising chapter house funds, the explaining of methods 
of rushing as used by the different chapters and questions on 
which the delegates were in doubt. Much stress was laid upon 
the fact that every member should own a pin and always wear it. 

Friday afternoon, after sitting for our pictures, the entire con- 
vention visited the plant of the (ieneral Electric Company, at 
Schenectady. These are the most complete works of their kind 
in the country and we saw everything used in the manufacture 
of electrical apparatus in all conditions of construction. To give 
the reader an idea of the immensity of the plant, it will suffice 


to say that it required nearly the whole afternoon to go over the 

In the evening from 8:3010 10 o'clock we were very pleasantly 
entertained by President Raymond, of Union College, at his 
home on the college campus. After this we adjourned to the 
convention banquet at the Edison Hotel, where we enjoyed a 
sumptuous repast. The speakers for the evening were called 
upon by President Moore, who acted as toastmaster, and every- 
one evinced the greatest Phi enthusiasm. The toast list was as 
follows : 

** Our Fraternity,"" J. G. Smith, Massachusetts Beta. 

»-New York Beta/* H. M. West, New York Beta. 

**The Goat,'' H. H. Brown, New York Beta. 

*• Chapter Houses,'' H. \V. Slater, New York Alpha. 

»* At Four Conventions,'' W. W. Nichols, New York Epsiioti. 

** Phi Girls," A. L. Saltzman, Pennsylvania Eta. 

*'Our Next Convention," G. F. Greene, Rhode Island Alpha. 

Then with the rousing Phi yell we closed the last session of 
the sixth convention of Alpha Province and each man left 
Schenectady a more loyal and enthusiastic Phi, with the best 
wishes for New York Beta and the new friends made and the 
firm intention of a. reunion at Philadelphia in '96. 

The next convention will be held with Rhode Island Alpha, 
at Providence, R. I., in October, 1897. 

G. M. Sahin, S€crctaf}\ 

Vermont y '9^. 



Thk Virginia Delta of Phi Delta Theta, Richmond College, is 
no longer an active Chapter of the Fraternity. The April Scroll 
and the November issue of the Palladiitm gave data in regard to 
the Chapter and College and spoke of the probable action of the 
Cieneral Council. 'Hiis fall the active members, of whom there 
were but two, after consultation with sofne of the alumni, placed 
the charter at the disposal of the Council, with the statement 
that they considered the instituticn for the ])resent, at least, not a 
desirable place for Phi Delta Theta. The inquiries of the 
Council led to .an official call for a return of the charter, and the 
same now rests in the archives of the general Fraternity. 

\'irginia Delta has been a worthy representative of Phi Delta 
Theta in Richmond City and college. She has given us excel- 
lent Phis who have maintained an active chapter enthusiasm and 
held to lofty ideals as to the sphere of the Fraternity, in a college 
where the ** college spirit" as such did not flourish. Many of 
the best members of the chapter finished their course at the 
University of Virginia, consecjuently Virginia Delta has been a 
good feeder for \'irginia Beta. We shall miss Virginia Delta but 
trust and believe that some who would in the future have been 
her initiates, may find their way into Phi Delta Theta through 
the more inviting University of Virginia. 

This Scroll |)resents letters from over half a hundred chap- 
ters of Phi Delta Theta and we are satisfied that a perusal of 
these will satisfy anybody, however critical he may be, that the 
Fraternity as a whole is in excellent condition. 

The only chapters from which the Sc roll has as yet been 
unable to get direct communications this year are Syracuse, 
Randolph-Macon and Minnesota. With the first we presume 
it is a case of Reporter's neglect, while the second may .suffer 
from some timidity on account of small numbers, the Scroll 
being informed that two actives returned and that two have since 
been added. Minnesota is reported as neither dead nor sleep- 
ing, having taken unto herself four lusty Freshmen, but we 


understand that the regularly elected Reporter has been down 
with an attack of typhoid fever, and no substitute has served 
for him. Missouri Alpha has been beared from, but has sent in 
no letter. It is in excellent condition. 

We felicitate ourselves upon another accomplishment, we 
present a letter from Virginia Beta, the first since December, 
1893. The letter of two years ago was written in a blaze of 
glory and the present one speaks of such good things that we 
cannot think the chapter has been a minus quantity in the mean- 
while. Virginia Beta, with her letter, is something like a cer- 
tain other chapter of the Fraternity (of course we mention no 
names) was in regard to its dues. In explanation of two years' 
delinquency on its Scroll account, it said that on account of 
having given a number of germans during the social season, and 
a well appointed reception and bancjuet at each commencement, 
its members were actually too poor to raise one dollar per 
capita Scroll tax levy. Virginia Beta has been pursuing the 
arts of literature and pleasure with such activity that really no 
one has had time to write a letter. 

However, there are new faces at the chapter fireside, new 
officers at the several stations, and Brother Poitevent has written 
a letter that would disarm the least indulgent critic of her short- 
comings, so that all we can say is that we are glad to hear from 
the chapter again and anticipate a regularity in reporting here- 
after that will not invite criticism. 

Sotto VoiCy an affiliate, writes us that he went to Virginia with 
some misgivings. He had heard more criticism than praise for 
the chapter, because it was such a regular absentee from con- 
ventions and the Scroll's pages. He was dis-illu.sionized when 
he got there to find such an excellent and enthusiastic set of 

Chaptkrs are again requested to furnish the Committee on 
Revision of the Constitution with a copy of their by-laws and 
house rules, and to make suggestions regarding the provisions of 
the proposed Constitution and Code of General Laws. Com- 
munications should be addressed to the editor of the Scroll. 


The Scroll since its last issue is able to chronicle decided 
progress in the Chapter House question. There is under con- 
struction for the Cornell chapter, the New York Alpha of Phi 
Delta Theta, a commodious new house located upon the lot 
purchased some three years ago. The site is a beautiful one on 
Cascadilla Gorge, adjoining the Chi Phi property, and facing the 
campus. The title to the property was made clear some time 
ago, and the committee in charge is to be congratulated upon 
the successful manner in which they pushed building and plans. 
The house will be an honor to the chapter and to the Fraternity. 

New York Delta, the Columbia Chapter, has taken a well 
appointed flat at 1 14 East 54th street. New York City. This is a 
move for which the chapter merits congratulations. The apart- 
ments have been pleasantly furnished and should prove a suc- 
cessful rendezvous for Phis of Columbia and others engaged in 
pursuing studies in the metropolis. We trust the enterprise will 
receive not only the moral but the practical and financial sup- 
port of those who can avail themselves of its rooming privileges. 

Another chapter of the Fraternity, which we are not at liberty 
to name, but which is a new one among house talkers, is pushing 
a house scheme and is now seeking a suitable location for a 
home. Money almost sufficient for the purchase of a lot is 
already subscribed and the members of the committee are 
optimistic enough to believe that plans will be far enough 
advanced to allow building to begin in the Spring. May their 
hopes be realized. 




Maine Alpha, Colby University. 

The beginning of a new college year finds twelve of Maine Alpha's 
members on the campus to uphold the standard of Phi Delta Theta. 

The Chapter graduated, last June, three brothers who contributed 
much to its prosperity during their college course, viz. : Bro. Lane, 
whose specialty was the library department : Bro. Snare, who excelled 
in the musical line, besides playing end on the 'V^arsity eleven, and 
Bro. Jack.son, our crack short-stop. Of the other absent brothers, 
Flint is unable to resume work on account of ill health : Swan leaves 
us for Brown, where, no doubt, he will find congenial companions in 
Rhode Island Alpha: V'igue dots not attend college this year, but 
as he resides in town we have the benefit of his aid in our work; 
Roberts, Cook and Tolman are playing the pedagogue at present, but 
we expect them to return soon. Although Maine Alpha greatly misses 
these men, yet she hopes to do well during the fishing season and to 
be able to report jn her next letter initiates worthy in every respect the 
name of Phis. [The Chapter has since initiated five freshmen. 
Editor Scroll.] 

During the closing weeks of last year Phi Delta Theta was repre- 
sented on literary exhibitions as follows: Junior Debate, Bros. 
Peakes and Hutchinson: Sophomore Declamation, Bro. Flint, 
(excused) : Freshman Reading, Bros. Fuller and Foye: Junior Exhi- 
bition, Bro. Peakes, and Commencement, Bro. Lane. 

Colby did not make a brilliant showing in the contests of the Maine 
Inter-Collegiate Athletic Association last June, scoring only eleven 
points, of which Phis won six, Bro. Harthorn taking first and Bro. 
Pratt third in the bicycle race. Phis have their share of college honors 
also. Among the oflices held by them are those of President Athletic 
Association, Business Manager and Editor of the college paper. Col- 
lector of Base-ball Association, Vice President Foot-ball, besides a 
good repre.sentation in the minor offices V. M. C. A., and the various organizations and athletic teams. 

The place of President Whitman, who did so much-to build up the 
college, will be filled January i, by Prof. Nathaniel Butler, D. D., of 
Chicago. Until that time, Ex-Pres. Pepper will perform the duties 
of president. 


At the commencement meeting of the Board of Trustees, Brother 
Roberts, '90, was elected to a full professorship. 

With this letter the writer begins his duties as reporter of Maine 
Alpha and sends fraternal greetings to all brothers. With best wishes 
for all Chapters of our grand fraternity, I am 

Yours in the Bond, 

W^aterville, Sept. 20, 1895. H. M. Brown. 

New Hampshire Alpha, Dartmouth College. 

The opening of the fall term at Dartmouth ushers in what will prove 
one of the most prosperous years in the history of the college. The 
entering class, numbering nearly one hundred and fifty, greatly sur- 
passes, in point of numbers, any previous class. Nor does the class 
seem to lack in the quality of its members. Many athletes with repu- 
tation already established have put in appearance on the campus, while 
our usual number have made a brilliant showing in class-room work. 

Ninety-nine promises to have a brilliant career, and it is with 
pleasure that we welcome the class to the delightful prospect of four 
years of college successes. 

New Hampshire Alpha has a brilliant prospect of obtaining a fine 
delegation from this class. Owing to an agreement among all the 
fraternities here, the ** chinning '' season has been postponed until 
November 20. This interval will permit the fraternities to select men 
who will be more congenial than was possible under the old system. 
And it will also give the members of the entering class a chance to 
choose more carefully their fraternity. By the terms of this agreement 
no ♦♦chinning'' has been done by our members, but at the end of the 
period we anticipate our usual good success. 

Nearly all of our members of the three upper classes have returned. 
By graduation we lost six good Phis. Of this number Bros. Cleveland 
and Rumsey obtained commencement appointments, while Brothers 
Mason, Hack, West and Sanborn were promment in the class-day 

Brother Thyng, '97, was one of the commencement prize speakers. 
Brother J. N. Pringle has been elected Junior Athletic Director and will 
succeed to the management of the team during the Junior year. 

Brothers Claggett, '94, and Hack, '95, are with us, in the Medical 
department of the college. With them are Brothers A. M. Hitchcock, 
'90, of the Massachusetts Alpha, and Brother Carter, '89, of N, Y. 
Gamma. We are please to welcome these brothers to our number. 


Bro. MacKenzie, ^91, will continue in his position as inspector of 
the college buildings. A recent editorial in The Dartmouth speaks 
very highly of his excellent work in that position during the past year. 

Brothers Radebaugh, '93, and J. I. Reed, ^94, are taking post- 
graduate courses, the former in Biology, the latter in Greek and 
History. Yours in the Bond, 

Hanover, Sept. 30, 1895. I. J. Cox. 

Vermont Alpha, University of Vermont. 

The Chapter opens the year in a very prosperous condition. 
Eighteen brothers returned to college, and it is with great pleasure 
that we introduce to the Fraternity three new brothers in the Bond, 
who rank among the first in the class of '99. They are Max Walter 
Andrews of Berkshire, Vt., Charles Francis Blair of Morrisville, Vt., 
and Robert Dudley Emery, of Montpelier, Vt., who were initiated 
Friday, October 25. A very enjo^'able banquet was held at Coon's 
Cafe, and the following alumni were present; J. C. Turk, '83, W. 
D. Parsons, '90, C. H. Mower, '94, J. W. Avery, '94, G. H. Dal- 
rymple, '95, C. W. Doten, '95, and C. G. Winslow, '95. 

Before this letter is published we shall also have initiated Frank W. 
Clark of Williston, Vt., who is a brother of M. W. Clark, '86. 
Although our delegation is somewhat small this year, we feel that we 
have secured some unusually good men and that there is a unity of 
purpose and esprit de corps in the Chapter such as it has rarely 
possessed before. 

We lost six loyal brothers by graduation last June. Of these Bro. 
Doten, who was one of the commencement speakers, and was elected 
to Phi Beta Kappa, is now instructor in Elocution at the University: 
Bro. Dalrymple is instructor in Mathematics and Civil Government at 
Troy Conference Academy, Poultney, Vt. ; Bro. Davis was married 
August 5, to Miss Lois Hilary, of Windsor, V't., and is at present 
principal of the Island Pond, (Vt.), High School; Bro. Winslow is 
taking a post-graduate year in the Engineering department and is with 
us in the house; Bro. Daggett, after a successful summer on the base- 
ball diamond, is at home in Bristol, Vt. ; and Bro. Saunders is at 
his home in Dickinson Center^ N. Y. 

Bro. Farrington, '97, has a position in the Howard National Bank 
of this city, but rooms in the house. 

Phis still hold their full share of college honors. Bro. Forbes is 
Captain and Bro. Patrick Manager of the Sophomore Foot-ball team. 
In the Military department Bro. Bingham is Captain, Bros. Sabin 


and Cutter ist Lieutenants, Bro. Hayward Sergeant, and Bros. Forbes, 
Patrick and Ray, Corporals. Bro. Lincoln is on the Glee Club and 
Cynic Board. 

The numerical standing of the other fraternities is as follows: 
A I (local) 7 ; 2*15; A * (local) 25 ; a T Q 22 ; K 2 25 ; A ♦ (lo- 
eal) 18. 

With best wishes for the success of all the other Chapters, I remain 

Yours in Phi Delta Theta, 

Burlington, Nov. 13, 1895. Frederic F. Lincoln. 

Massachusetts Alpha, Williams College. 

Massachusetts Alpha having graduated but a small delegation from 
the class of '95, started in the year the strongest, numerically, of any 
of the fraternities at Williams, and this promises to be the most pros- 
perous year in our history. Of last year's graduating class, Bro. Elder is 
studying in the Harvard Law School, and Bro. Marsh is engaged in 
business at his home in Omaha. Our new men are as follows: S. H, 
Ansley, of Salamanca, N. Y.; F. R. Baker, Bloomington, III.; 
Daniel Litts, of Haverhill, Mass., and H. £. Moffet, of Cleveland, 
Ohio. Besides these we have others pledged whom we hope soon to 
initiate. We are glad to welcome back again Bro. Wallace, who has 
entered the class of '99, and Bro. Denison, who hopes to be able to 
keep up with his old class. Early in the year we had the misfortune 
of losing Bro. McCarthy, who very suddenly was forced to leave 
college. Bro. McCarthy has entered Columbia. 

Massachusetts Alpha has had more than her share of college honors 
during the past year. At the election of new members into the Gar- 
goyle society last spring, three of our '96 members, Bros. Irish, 
Hickey and Weston, were chosen. The Gargoyle is an honorary 
Senior society, and is supposed to take in the twenty most prominent 
men from each class. At commencement, last June, Bro. Elder took 
first prize in history, Bro. Northrup in latin, Bro. Treat a Rice book 
prize, and Bro. Denison received honorable mention in mathematics 
At the same time Bro. Weston received an election into Phi Beta 
Kappa. Our foot-ball team this fail is captained by Bro. Hickey, and 
managed by Bro. Irish, and whatever success Williams shall meet 
with on the grid-iron will be due in no small degree to their efforts. 
On the athletic team last spring we were represented by Bros. Hickey, 
Fifcr, Winter and McCarthy. Next spring Bro. Canedy will again be 
the strongest candidate for the position of third base on the base-ball 
team. Our glee, banjo and mandolin clubs this year will be ably 




Maine Alpha, Colby University. 

The beginning of a new college year finds twelve of Maine Alpha^s 
members on the campus to uphold the standard of Phi Delta Theta. 

The Chapter graduated, last June, three brothers who contributed 
much to its prosperity during their college course, viz. : Bro. Lane, 
whose specialty was the library department ; Bro. Snare, who excelled 
in the musical line, besides playing end on the 'Varsity eleven, and 
Bro. Jackson, our crack short-stop. Of the other absent brothers, 
Flint is unable to resume work on account of ill health ; Swan leaves 
us for Brown, where, no doubt, he will find congenial companions in 
Rhode Island Alpha: Vigue dots not attend college this year, but 
as he resides in town we have the benefit of his aid in our work; 
Roberts, Cook and Tolman are playing the pedagogue at present, but 
we expect them to return soon. Although Maine Alpha greatly misses 
these men, yet she hopes to do well during the fishing season and to 
be able to report ,in her next letter initiates worthy in every respect the 
name of Phis. [ The Chapter has since initiated five freshmen. 
Editor Scroll.] 

During the closing weeks of last year Phi Delta Theta was repre- 
sented on literary exhibitions as follows: Junior Debate, Bros. 
Peakes and Hutchinson: Sophomore Declamation, Bro. Flint, 
(excused) : Freshman Reading, Bros. Fuller and Foye; Junior Exhi- 
bition, Bro. Peakes, and Commencement, Bro. Lane. 

Colby did not make a brilliant showing in the contests of the Maine 
Inter-Collegiate Athletic A.s.sociation last June, scoring only eleven 
points, of which Phis won six, Bro. Harthorn taking first and Bro. 
Pratt third in the bicycle race. Phis have their share of college honors 
aLso. Among the offices held by them are those of President Athletic 
Association, Business Manager and Editor of the college paper. Col- 
lector of Base-ball As.sociation, Vice President Foot-ball, besides a 
good representation in the minor offices V. M. C. A., and the various 
class organizations and athletic teams. 

The place of President Whitman, who did so much-to build up the 
college, will be filled January i, by Prof. Nathaniel Butler, D. D., of 
Chicago. Until that time, Ex-Pres. Pepper will perform the duties 
of president. 


At the commencement meeting of the Board of Trustees, Brother 
Roberts, 'go, was elected to a full professorship. 

With this letter the writer begins his duties as reporter of Maine 
Alpha and sends fraternal greetings to all brothers. With best wishes 
for all Chapters of our grand fraternity, I am 

Yours in the Bond, 

Waterville, Sept. 20, 1895. H. M. Brown. 

New Hampshire Alpha, Dartmouth College. 

The opening of the fall term at Dartmouth ushers in what will prove 
one of the most prosperous years in the history of the college. The 
entering class, numbering nearly one hundred and fifty, greatly sur- 
passes, in point of numbers, any previous class. Nor does the class 
seem to lack in the quality of its members. Many athletes with repu- 
tation already established have put in appearance on the campus, while 
our usual number have made a brilliant showing in class-room work. 

Ninety-nine promises to have a brilliant career, and it is with 
pleasure that we welcome the class to the delightful prospect of four 
years of college successes. 

New Hampshire Alpha has a brilliant prospect of obtaining a fine 
delegation from this class. Owing to an agreement among all the 
fraternities here, the ** chinning'' season has been postponed until 
November 20. This interval will permit the fraternities to select men 
who will be more congenial than was possible under the old system. 
And it will also give the members of the entering class a chance to 
choose more carefully their fraternity. By the terms of this agreement 
no ** chinning '' has been done by our members, but at the end of the 
period we anticipate our usual good success. 

Nearly all of our members of the three upper classes have returned. 
By graduation we lost six good Phis. Of this number Bros. Cleveland 
and Rumsey obtained commencement appointments, while Brothers 
Mason, Hack, West and Sanborn were prominent in the class-day 

Brother Thyng, '97, was one of the commencement prize speakers. 
Brother J. N. Pringle has been elected Junior Athletic Director and will 
succeed to the management of the team during the Junior year. 

Brothers Claggett, '94, and Hack, '95, are with us, in the Medical 
department of thecollege. With them are Brothers A. M. Hitchcock, 
"90, of the Massachusetts Alpha, and Brother Carter, '89, of N. Y. 
Gamma. We are please to welcome these brothers to our number. 


Bro. MacKenzie, ^91, will continue in his position as inspector of 
the college buildings. A recent editorial in The Dartmouth speaks 
very highly of his excellent work in that position during the past year. 

Brothers Radebaugh, '93, and J. I. Reed, '94, are taking post- 
graduate courses, the former in Biology, the latter in Greek and 
History. Yours in the Bond, 

Hanover, Sept. 30, 1895. I. J. Cox. 

Vermont Alpha, University of Vermont. 

The Chapter opens the year in a very prosperous condition. 
Eighteen brothers returned to college, and it is with great pleasure 
that we introduce to the Fraternity three new brothers in the Bond, 
who rank among the first in the class of '99. They are Max Walter 
Andrews of Berkshire, Vt., Charles Francis Blair of Morrisville, Vt., 
and Robert Dudley Emery, of Montpelier, Vt., who were initiated 
Friday, October 25. A very enjoyable banquet was held at Coon's 
Cafe, and the following alumni were present; J. C. Turk, '83, W. 
D. Parsons, '90, C. H. Mower, '94, J. W. Avery, '94, G. H. Dal- 
rymple, '95, C. W. Doten, '95, and C. G. Winslow, ^95. 

Before this letter is published we shall also have initiated Frank W. 
Clark of Williston, Vt., who is a brother of M. W. Clark, '86. 
Although our delegation is somewhat small this year, we feel that we 
have secured some unusually good men and that there is a unity of 
purpose and esprit de corps in the Chapter such as it has rarely 
possessed before. 

We lost six loyal brothers by graduation last June. Of these Bro. 
Doten, who was one of the commencement speakers, and was elected 
to Phi Beta Kappa, is now instructor in Elocution at the University: 
Bro. Dalrymple is instructor in Mathematics and Civil Government at 
Troy Conference Academy, Poultney, V^t. ; Bro. Davis was married 
August 5, to Miss Lois Hilary, of Windsor, Vt., and is at present 
principal of the Island Pond, (Vt.), High School; Bro. Winslow is 
taking a post-graduate year in the Engineering department and is with 
us in the house ; Bro. Daggett, after a successful summer on the base- 
ball diamond, is at home in Bristol, Vt. ; and Bro. Saunders is at 
his home in Dickinson Center^ N. Y. 

Bro. Farrington, '97, has a position in the Howard National Bank 
of this city, but rooms in the house. 

Phis still hold their full share of college honors. Bro. Forbes is 
Captain and Bro. Patrick Manager of the Sophomore Foot- ball team. 
In the Military department Bro. Bingham is Captain, Bros. Sabin 


and Cutter ist Lieutenants, Bro. Hayward Sergeant, and Bros. Forbes, 
Patrick and Ray, Corporals. Bro. Lincoln is on the Glee Club and 
Cynic Board. 

The numerical standing of the other fraternities is as follows: 
A I (local) 7 ; 2 * 15 ; A * (local) 25 ; A T Q 22 ; K 2 25 ; A * (lo- 
cal) 18. 

With best wishes for the success of all the other Chapters, I remain 

Yours in Phi Delta Theta, 

Burlington, Nov. 13, 1895. Frederic F. Lincoln. 

Massachusetts Alpha, Williams College. 

Massachusetts Alpha having graduated but a small delegation from 
the class of ^95, started in the year the strongest, numerically, of any 
of the fraternities at Williams, and this promises to be the most pros- 
perous year in our history. Of last yearns graduating class, Bro. Elder is 
studying in the Harvard Law School, and Bro. Marsh is engaged in 
business at his home in Omaha. Our new men are as follows: S. H. 
Ansley, of Salamanca, N. Y. ; F. R. Baker, Bloomington, 111. ; 
Daniel Litts, of Haverhill, Mass., and H. £. Moffet, of Cleveland, 
Ohio. Besides these we have others pledged whom we hope soon to 
initiate. We are glad to welcome back again Bro. Wallace, who has 
entered the class of '99, and Bro. Denison, who hopes to be able to 
keep up with his old class. Early in the year we had the misfortune 
of losing Bro. McCarthy, who very suddenly was forced to leave 
college. Bro. McCarthy has entered Columbia. 

Massachusetts Alpha has had more than her share of college honors 
during the past year. At the election of new members into the Gar- 
goyle society last spring, three of our '96 members, Bros. Irish, 
Hickey and Weston, were chosen. The Gargoyle is an honorary 
Senior society, and is supposed to take in the twenty most prominent 
men from each class. At commencement, last June, Bro. Elder took 
first prize in history, Bro. Northrup in latin, Bro. Treat a Rice book 
prize, and Bro. Denison received honorable mention in mathematics 
At the same time Bro. Weston received an election into Phi Beta 
Kappa. Our foot-ball team this fall is captained by Bro. Hickey, and 
managed by Bro. Irish, and whatever success Williams shall meet 
with on the grid-iron will be due in no small degree to their efforts. 
On the athletic team last spring we were represented by Bros. Hickey, 
Fifer, Winter and McCarthy. Next spring Bro. Canedy will again be 
the strongest candidate for the position of third base on the base-ball 
team. Our glee, banjo and mandolin clubs this year will be ably 


managed by Bro. Buell, who is already making plans for an extended 
trip. Bros. Litts and Winter will represent us on the banjo club. 
Bro. Weston is still on the Literary Board. 

We had a very pleasant visit, recently, from Bro. Moore, President 
of Alpha Province. Yours in the Bond, 

Williamstown, Nov. ii, 1895. George T. Northrup. 

Massachusetts Beta, Amherst College 

The college year opens with good prospects for Massachusetts Beta. 
In the class of ninety-five we lost one of our strongest delegations; 
but, in spite of this, the Chapter seems to be advancing, and congrat- 
ulates itself on the new brothers whom it has added to the roll. The 
initiates are as follows : In the class of '98, Hanson F. Lyman of Fall 
River, Mass. In the class of '99, Albert E. Austin, Medway, Mass. ; 
Edwin M. Brooks, Fitchburg, Mass.: Chester M. Snover, Arlington, 
Mass.: William H. King, Jr., Winnettsa, 111.; John H. Marriott, 
Springfield, Mass.; Archibald H. Sharp, Brooklyn, N. Y. : and 
James H. Shaw, Palmer, Mass. Bros. Goodrich and Whitney, '98, 
have not returned this fall, and Bro. Horton has, for the second time, 
been called home by an illness, which we all hope will not prevent his 

At commencement we were represented on the stage by Bro. Bum- 
ham. Bro. Andrews was Grove Poet and also won second place in 
the Hardy debates. Bro. Burnham was awarded half of the Woods 
prize for general improvement. Bro. Fiske won the prize in Biblical 
Literature, and Bro. (Sriswold that in Mineralogy. Of the six men 
in the delegation, three had Phi Beta Kappa keys. 

In the class elections this fall, Bro. Marriott was made Secretary of 
the P'reshman class, Bro. Whitney was re-elected foot-ball director of 
'98, and Bro. Griffin, '97, was elected Chairman of the Junior Prom. 
Committee. The Senior elections assigned Bro. Lockwood a placeon 
the Committee on Committees, while Bros. Clayson and Riley were 
given Chairmanships. 

In college organizations we are fairly represented. Bro. Lawson 
was on the Senior dramatics this spring. On the glee club we have 
Bros. Smith, McAllister and Porter, and Bro. Griffiin is on the banjo 
and mandolin clubs. Bro. Whitney is doing fine work as half-back 
on the 'Varsity eleven. On the college weekly. The Student^ we are 
represented by Bros. Riley and Strong. 

Bros. Smith and Coles have brought back interesting accounts of 
the Province convention. On the occasion of our successful cham. 


pionship game with Williams, yesterday, we were very much pleased 
to have with us fourteen Phis from Williams, Dartmouth, and other 
Chapters. There is surely nothing that tends so much to keep alive 
our interests in the general fraternity as to have brothers from other 
Chapters drop in occasionally. There is a spirit of earnest work and 
warm fellowship among us this fall that insures to us a prosperous year. 

Yours in the Bond, 
Amherst, Nov. 3, 1895. Raymond Vail Ingersoll. 

Rhode Island Alpha, Brown University. 

The 131st year of Brown University was formally inaugurated this 
morning by a scholarly address by Pres. Andrews, and by fitting servi- 
ces in the chapel. 

Though suffering a severe loss in the departure of our '95 delegation 
— the most brilliant, perhaps, that has ever represented us, with the 
opening of the new year, R. I. Alpha, notwithstanding, resumes active 
life with characteristic energy and hopefulness. 

The outlook is indeed most promising. With the exception of Bro. 
Gay, who is attending University of Pennsylvania Medical School, 
all our old men are back again and we have already pledged three fine 
fellows from the freshman class, with others under consideration. 
The rushing season is now at its height and the contention for new 
men is vigorous and persistent. Here, as elsewhere, Phi Delta Theta 
is to be found in the thick of the fight, and the blue and white is not 
often lowered in defeat. This is no doubt due to the excellent 
standing which the Fraternity has always enjoyed here. From the 
very first its members have been prominently identified with the 
various phases of college life, and of this year more than any other 
is this true. 

On the college press we are well represented, as usual : Bro. Smith 
is on the Magazine^ Bro. Gallup is Editor-in-Chief of the Brunonian^ 
while Bros. Briggs and W. E. Greene were last spring elected to the 
Herald zxidi the Brunonian respectively. Bro. G. F. Greene is also 
a Herald editor, while Bro. Rugg represents us on the Liber, 

At the Phi Beta Kappa election last spring Bro. Gallup was chosen 
a member from the Junior class ; he has also been elected to the Senior 
society — the Cammarian Club. 

The prospects for the coming foot-ball season are exceedingly 
bright, and Brown expects to put an exceptionally strong team in the 
field. Games have been arranged with all the leading colleges, of the 
East, and the team is expected to give a good account of itself. Bro. 
Wheeler is now playing on the first eleven and will undoubtedly 
become a permanency at center on the 'Varsity. 


Of last yearns class we still have with us Bro. Slocum, instructor in 
Mathematics, and Bro. £no, instructor in Rhetoric. Of the other 
members of ^95, Bro. Bement is taking a post-graduate course at 
Yale ; Bro. Swift is teaching at Cambridge ; Bro. Horton is in busi- 
ness in the city; Bro. Aldrich is an instructor at Worcester 

Among the commencement orations last June that of Bro. Aldrich 
was favorably noted, as were also the theses of Bros. Horton and £no, 
Bro. McCrillis was marshal of his class. 

With the memory of the last year's successes fresh in our minds, 
the Chapter expects a period of similar developments in every direc- 
tion, in which it is our sincere wish that the fraternity at large may 
share to the fullest extent. Yours in the Bond, 

Providence, Sept. 18, 1895. Albert S. Morse. 

New York Alpha, Cornell University. 

The Chapter this year, although at present somewhat scattered, is 
in a flourshing condition. We began with twenty members and have 
since initiated three new members, of whom we are justly proud. 
They are, W. C. Hill, Washington, D. C. ; Joseph Young, Brooklyn, 
N. Y., and James Dempsey, Lansing, Mich. 

The new Chapter House is nearing completion and will be an 
honor to the chapter. We will not be able to occupy it before the 
spring term. 

Athletics this year have been very popular. Although the foot-baH 
team is the lightest we have had for several years, it has done remark- 
able work. The game with Harvard was hard fought and with 
Princeton came near resulting in a victory, Princeton having scored 
in the last eight seconds of the game, score 6 to o. November i6th, 
the team on our own grounds, defeated the Brown eleven, score 6 to 
4. Just the week before Brown played Yale a tie game, score 6 to 6. 
The best game of the season will probably be the U. of P.-ComeH 
game at Philadelphia on Thanksgiving Day. New York Alpha is 
represented by Bro. Starbuck at half-back, and Bro. Bassford as 
substitute quarter-back. 

The Cornell chapter of the Chi Psi Fraternity has purchased the 
McGraw-Fiske mansion, which originally cost nearly $120,000. It 
is at present incomplete. They are now finishing it up and when 
complete, will undoubtedly be the finest Fraternity Chapter House in 
the country. Yours Fraternally, 

Ithaca, Nov. 15, 1895. C. F. Hackett. 


New York Beta, Union University. 

At present New York Beta ** rejoices as a strong man to run a 
race/' The same confidence in his resources which the latter feels 
now inspires the former. We hope much for the future. 

The fraternity work this fall has been most encouragini;, and we 
have been disappointed at the loss of only one man to another 
**frat ^^ who refused our invitation against his own will for the sake 
of family ties and associations. The convention of Alpha Province 
held here on October 31st and November ist, demanded our entire 
attention for some time, and we are glad to report that it seemed to 
be a very successful one. Nothing was needed more by our own 
chapter than to be brought into closer relationship with our boys of 
sister colleges, and any chapter which feels the same need ought to 
invite the Province convention to them. Fortunately for us we are a 
good center of Alpha Province, and the President made the remark 
while here that it was the largest convention he has known in all his 
experience. We all made new and delightful acquaintances, and 
their presence with us has given New York Beta much renewed 
fraternity spirit. The sessions were all well attended and the reports 
from the various chapters represented were most encouraging and 
interesting. The visit to the extensive plant of the General Electric 
Company of this city proved a very attractive feature of the enter- 
tainment offered the delegates. The reception which was given in 
honor of the visitors by President Raymond, assisted by members 
and ladies of the faculty, just prior to the banquet on Friday even- 
ing, was a very courteous affair, enjoyed by all, and the delegates 
esteemed it a happy privilege to become personally acquainted with 
Union's president. Several visiting alumni joined us at the banquet, 
which was held in the Edison Hotel, an occasion very fittingly clos- 
ing the convention. A more congenial party never sat at a banquet 
table, and they filled the banquet hail with mirth and jolity. It will 
long be remembered by those present. 

The foot ball team which Union has in the field this year is one of 
much credit to the institution. The first game of the season was 
with Yale and they were only able to run up 26 points, and while 
they were beaten by Princeton 22 to o, the latter was unable to score 
in the second half. It spoke so well for the ability of the home team 
that several of her games were cancelled by elevens that did not wish 
to meet a too strong team, for reasons of their own. Bro. Terry, 
^96, has played an excellent game at center the entire season, and 
Bro. Willis, ^97, has represented us in the line. 


In conclusion allow me to introduce Brothers M. J. Multer, South 

Worcester, N. Y. initiated last spring, and Robert C. Gamber, 

Watertown, N. Y., and Wallace H. Failing, initiated this term. 

Others are yet pledged. 

Very fraternally yours, 

Schenectady, Nov. ii, 1895. H. H. Brown. 

New York Delta, Columbia College. 

Since the last chapter letter appeared in the Scroll, New York 
Delta has taken quite a step, in giving up its old quarters on 42d 
street and taking a whole apartment at 114 East 54th street. This 
is some distance nearer to the college, and at the same time will 
afford more opportunity for the members to be together. At present 
Bro. A. P. Van Gelder is the only resident Phi, but Bro. Thomson 
and another Phi have promised to live there within a week or so. 
We have furnished the rooms as well as possible at the present time, 
and shall keep on adding furniture, etc., as may seem necessary. 

Bro. Thomson of Missouri Gamma, and Bro. J. E. Smith of 
Alabama Beta, have both affiliated with New York Delta. I here- 
with take great pleasure in introducing Bro. Henry Egner of New- 
ark, N. J., as a new Phi. As yet he is our only initiate, but this is 
owing to the change of quarters and other work, that we have been 
slow in getting new men until now. 

Bro. Geo. P. Bryant, who was working on the list of Phis living 
around New York City, has completed the list and sent copies of the 
same to various Phis for correction and inspection. It was a great 
undertaking for one man, but by hard labor, he has finished the work 
very creditably. 

Last week several Phis were in the city from Ithaca to see the game 
of foot ball between Cornell and Princeton. Some of New York 
Delta boys had occasion to meet their Cornell brethren, and were 
very sorry that they could not be together for a longer time. 

Bros. Marble and Palmer very frequently visit our chapter meet- 
ings. At the opening of our new quarters twenty-six Phis were 
present, and we all enjoyed a most pleasant evening. We have 
lately received visits from Bros. Ware, Greene, Libaire, Goetze, 
Young, Baskervllle, Randolph, and others. 

With best wishes to the other chapters of * Jl B, I remain, 

Yours in the Bond, 

New York, Nov. 11, 1895. Emil J. Riederer. 


Pennsylvania Alpha, Lafayette College. 

Our chapter now numbers twelve. The loss of Brothers Chalfant, 
Hays and McFetrige by graduation is one not easily to be repaired. 
Bro. Chalfant had the honor of being master of ceremonies at the 
commencement exercises, while Brother Hays was class orator. The 
chapter is not without a goodly share of college honors. Brothers 
Miller and Saxton filled positions on the college nine. We are also 
represented in the musical organizations by Brothers Foster, Smith, 
Saxton, Koehl and Linck. Brothers Saxton and Koehl also are 
members of the Melange board. The annual fraternity banquet, 
which had been previously held at Paxinosa Inn, was this year held 
in the fraternity apartments. A number of alumni were in attend- 
ance, among whom were C. S. Jones, '85, J. Balcom Shaw, '85, 
Wallace McCamant, '88, McCluney Radcliff, ''77^ C. C. Foster, '93, 
£. G. Smith, '94, Louis Allen, '94, and F. C. Kirkendall, '94. 
Informal toasts were responded to and a most enjoyable and success- 
ful banquet was pronounced. 

The foot ball season at Lafayette is one marked by repeated suc- 
cesses, the team having won five out of seven games played. One of 
the most interesting games of the season was played with Lehigh on 
November 9lh, and the victory is one which the college is proud of. 
We are represented on the Gridiron by Brother Meyers, '98. The 
following men were initiated into the fraternity: Ira S. Meyers, '98, 
and Thomas Laidlaw McDougail, Will Kirker, Albert A. Bauer, 
Newton Russell Turner, Frank A. Poole, all of '99. 

The chapter has had very pleasant visits from Brothers Hannum 
and Straub of Pennsylvania Eta, and from Brother Chalfant, '89. 

The junior hop, given by the junior class, will take place on 
December 5th. The committee includes Brothers Smith, Saxton and 
Koehl. A very brilliant dance is expected by all who are interested 
in the event. 

With best wishes to all Phis, 1 am, Yours in the Bond, 
Easton, Nov. 14, 1895. John Seybert Koehl. 

Pennsylvania Beta, Gettysburg CoLLE(iE. 

This, the middle of the fall term finds us well on our way in col- 
lege and fraternity work. Though we have not added to the number 
of initiates reported in the October letter, we expect to introduce two 
new Brothers to Phi Delta Theta immediately after the Christmas 
holidays. Pennsylvania Beta sent two men to the Province Conven- 


tion held at Schenectady, N. Y. Bro. Kain went as visitor, and your 
Reporter as the Chapter's official delegate. On our return we could 
but make a very favorable report, and endeavor to instill into our own 
Chapter some of the spirit and enthusiasm of the Convention. 

Bro. J. F. Seibert, of Fort Madison, Iowa, was the only one of our 
Alumni who dropped in to see us this year. Bros. J. F. and Oscar 
Frantz, of Virginia Alpha paid us a short visit recently. 

The numerical strength of the other fraternities is as follows : Phi 
Kappa Psi, 7 ; Phi Gamma Delta, 8 ; Alpha Tau Omega, 9 ; Sigma 
Chi, 7 ; the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Chapter which had been granted a 
Charter at this place, has disbanded. 

In our college world there are few new developments to report. 
Beginning on the i8th of November and continuing one week, J. W. 
Stuckenburg, D. D., will deliver his course of lectures on Sociology. 
These lectures have been very favorably received at some of the 
leading instiutions of the country. A merry Christmas and a happy 
New Year to all Phis. Yours in the Bond, 

Gettysburg, Nov. 14th, 1895. J. E. Meisenhelder. 

Pennsylvania Gamma, Washington and Jefferson College. 

The fall term at Washington and Jefferson began in a most 
auspicious manner. The number of students enrolled is perhaps the 
largest since the union of the colleges. All the Professors are in their 
accustomed places with but one exception in the Preparatory Depart- 
ment, where Prof. Dixon takes the place of Prof. Calder; and above 
all there seems to be a spirit of loyalty prevalent that bids fair for the 
future success of old W. and J. 

Our chapter seems to have caught the spirit of advancement and is 
keeping herself well forward among the leaders. We began the year 
with seven members and since then have initiated four men and 
affiliated one, and it is with some pleasure that we present to the Phi 
world, the following as our new men: S. E. Giffin, of Wheeling, 
W. Va., G. L. Johnson, Canonsburgh, Pa.; A. K. Brown, Harris- 
ville. Pa., and A. Eicher, Greensburg, Pa., also J. C. Hughes of 
Piqua, O., an affiliate from Indiana Epsilon. 

Near the close of the spring term an effort was made by the chapter 
to secure a house. We endeavored to rent a very pretty residence, 
pleasantly located on Wheeling: street, but were not successful. As 
this was near the close of the school nothing further was done nor 
has anything been done this year. The Brothers are not a unit on 
this question, but there would probably be little opposition made if a 


suitable house could be secured. One step recently taken by the 
chapter, namely the forming of a boarding club, may be considered 
as a move in this direction. 

Washington and Jefferson supports six Greek letter fraternities, the 
names and membership of which are as follows : Delta Tau Delta^ 
15: Beta Theta Pi, 14; Phi Gamma Delta, 12; Phi Kappa Sigma, 
9; Phi Kappa Psi, 11 ; Phi Delta Theta, 12. In addition to these 
there is also a chapter of Theta Nu Epsilon. 

The Betas entered a rented house at the beginning of this term. 
This is the second chapter house here, the Phi Psis being the first to 
adopt this idea. 

It is understood that an effort is being made to establish a chapter 
of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity here and the chances for suc- 
cess are thought to be fair indeed. 

There is an abundance of good fraternity material yet to be found 
among the new men and we expect to have our share. 

Yours in the Bond, 

Washington, Nov. 12th, 1895. John J. Kerr. 

Pennsylvania Zeta, University of Pennsylvania. 

Life at the University of Pennsylvania is becoming broader and 
more delightful with each succeeding year. Success follows her 
every undertaking, as it must do with such a man at the head of 
affairs as Provost C. C. Harrison — a thorough business man and with 
all of his interests centered in the welfare of the University. The 
opening of the college year finds many new buildings on the campus, 
chief among them is ** Houston Hall ^^ where the student may spend 
his leisure hours, socially and at the various games within the build- 
ing. This is almost the connecting link of the chain which makes 
the students life wholly within the University. The building contains 
bowling-allies, billiard tables, a swimming pool, reading rooms, etc. 
The various societies are given places in the hall and the use of the 
auditorium. Another very important addition is being made to the 
University. The corner-stone has been laid for an elaborate system 
of dormitories. The first series put up will accomodate one thousand 
students. Arrangements are being made for the construction of more 
as they become necessary. The Trustees have acquired some valu- 
able additions to the Faculty since college opened, among them is an 
old Pennsylvania Zeta man — Dr. Shumway, who for several years has 
been studying in Germany. At present he holds an Assistant Pro- 
fessorship in German. 


In athletics, PenDsylvania will remain in the high position that she 
held last year. At a recent meeting of the Faculty Committee in 
charge of athletics here, it was decided that hereafter our foot-ball 
team shall meet only such elevens as represent educational institu- 
tions. It was further decided that all foot- ball games in which 
Pennsylvania takes part, must be played on college grounds. This 
action is heartily upheld by the students inasmuch as they think that 
it will place college athletics upon a purer and firmer basis than 

The interests of the student-body are now centered in foot-ball. 
We are all proud of our many victories. The team has so far scored 
over three hundred points to their opponents ten. We expect to win 
our two remaining games — one from Harvard and the other from 
Cornell. It seems certain that at the end of the season there can be 
no doubt as to where the championship belongs. 

The enthusiasm that has inspired all other Pennsylvania students 
has not left the Phis untouched. Last spring we lost seven men by 
graduation and four by withdrawal. This left us a membership of 
twelve. Since October ist, we have initiated six excellent men and 
have affiliated one — Hro. Byrket, Iowa Alpha. I take great pleasure 
in introducing to all Phis, the following : William Diehl Lober 
Ardmore, Pa.; Albert Dallane O'Brien, 1835 Arch street, Phila 
delphia: William Adams McClenthen, 10 Huston street, Towanda 
Pa.; Ralph Waldo Smith. North Hadley, Mass.; Harry Goff Kim 
ball, 4504 Regent street, Philadelphia; Walter Wesley McCarty 
DesMoines, Iowa. Our prospects for the coming year are excellent 
On returning to college we found our expenses so heavy that we did 
not consider it advisable to send a delegate to the Alpha Province 
Convention at Schenactady, N. Y. 

Of the Pennsylvania Phis who went abroad this spring, after having 
spent a most enjoyable and instructive summer, Bros. Atmore, 
Miller, Chase, Fawson and Burr have returned. Bro. Terashima, 
however, could not resist the temptation and remained in Paris, 
where he is to study diplomacy in its various branches, so that on 
returning to Japan he may assume his duties in the diplomatic corps. 

In college work, Phi Delta Theta has been as successful as usual. 
Bro. McReynolds, after graduating from the Medical Department last 
year in competitive examinations, got the position of Resident 
Physician in three of the best hospitals in the State — Blockley and 
the Presbyterian in Philadelphia and The Mercy at Pittsburgh. Bro. 
i^humway, ^94, Med., has been serving in the hospitals continuously 


since his graduation. He recently won a place in the Eye ^nd Ear 
Infirmary of New York City. Bro. Buck, Mississippi Alpha, is at 
present a Resident at the Presbyterian Hospital. 

Of the men in college now many have had honors ** thrust upon 
them." Bro. June is President of the Senior Class, College and is 
an editor of The Pennsylvanian, Bro. Kimball is Captain of ^96- 
Foot-ball Team and is on the staff of the Ben Franklin, Bro. Darte 
after his fourth appearance on the foot-ball field was selected as a 
'V^arsity substitute. Bro. Essig is Treasurer of the Junior Class and 
plays on his class foot-ball team. Bro. Morrison and Fauson are on 
'98'S Executive Committee. Bro. Moses plays on his class foot-ball 
team. Bro. McClenthen has full charge of **The Garrick Club," 
which was recently organized with twenty members. This is a 
dramatic club and proposes presenting the best plays of the English 
drama of the best period. In this way they hope to revive some en- 
thusiasm for the best in the language. Their first performance will 
be ** The Rivals." Later, some of Shakespeare's plays will probably 
be presented. In this laudable object they have the hearty support 
of the English Department of the University. 

Bro. Gay, of Brown, though not affiliated with us as y^X^ has been 
elected President of '99 Medical. He has a warm place in the hearts 
of all Phis at Pennsylvania. Bro. Riety, Pennsylvania Delta, is now 
President of '96 Dental. 

Besides those mentioned above, the following Phis from distant 
chapters are enjoying instruction here : Bros. Fife, California Beta ; 
Chesbro, Pennsylvania Delta ; Jaynes, Pennsylvania Delta ; Hamilton, 
Iowa Beta; Miller, Kansas Alpha and Smith, Massachusetts Beta. 

Our rival fraternities are : * K I, Z i', A t, A *, ♦ k t, i' T, 
<» r A, B e n, A T, A T 12, r a and 2: N. It is quite impossible to 
state the relative strength of the fraternities. 

Beta Theta Pi established here last year have just moved into a new 
house, elaborately furnished by their alumni. 

We lost a valuable man last year in Bro. Morse, who went to Har- 
\'ard. He is trying to organize a chapter there. He certainly has 
the '* push " to make it a success if he gets a charter. Through him 
I learn that there are over fifty Phis at Harvard. They have organ- 
ized a Phi Delta Theta Club. 

We have had very plesant visits with the following Phis: Bros. 
Wheeler, Rhode Island Alpha; Salzman, Bowers, Straub, Hannum, 
Bliem, Pennsylvania Eta; Hall, Michigan Beta; Edwards, Illinois 
Zeta; Henderson, Missouri Beta and Turpin, Pennsylvania Epsilon. 


Bro. Turpin though very ill all summer, has recovered to a great 
extent. He will remain with us for two weeks. Bro. Hail, Michigan 
Beta, has joined Pennsylvania Beta Alumni. Bro. Edwards, Illinois 
Zeta, contributed to our library a book of which he is the author. 
He was in the east on Masonic business. 

We are very glad to announce our visiting list for the past month 
of the college year. We hope that all Phis while in the city may 
find time to visit us at 3250 Chestnut Street. 

We have just received a beautiful and useful present. Dr. and 
Mrs. Brown, of the Scroll, have given us a most delightful and 
artistic Punch bowl — German ware. It is covered with many appro- 
priate German quotations. We wish to publicly thank Dr. and Mrs. 
Brown for this present and to say that we shall never forget the 
pleasure that their visit gave us last year. 

Philadelphia, Nov. 14th, 1895. Erskine B. Essig. 


Virginia Alpha, Roanoke College. 

The opening of this collegiate year finds the chapter where it has 
always stood — in the front rank of college fraternities. Roanoke is 
flourishing; largest opening attendance known in years. Dr. Hil- 
dreth, of Har\ard, has succeded to the chair of Ancient Languages, 
made vacant by our brother, the late W. B. Yonce, D. D. 

Virginia Alpha begins the year with eight active members. One 
of last year's members is lost by graduation, and four more of those 
who were in the chapter during the year will not return. 

Bro. Hudson, who graduated last June, is attending Hampden 
Sidney College. Of those who dropped out, Jones and Sutherland 
have entered the University of V'irginia ; Perkins is in business in 
Hinton, W. Va., and Kellum is in business in Norfolk, Va. 

We have not been idle in ** spiking rats '' this session. We have 
already initiated into Phidom, W. H. Hanger, '97, Staunton, Va. ; 
W. W. Henritze, '98, Welch, W. Va. ; B. M. Downing, '99, Front 
Royal, Va., and H. C. Miller, '99, North River Mills, W. Va. We 
now number twelve men, Knights of the Sword and Shield, who go 
out ** to weild their swords on the side of justice.*" We are yet dis- 
cussing several men, whom we hope to be able to introduce to the 
Phi world in our next letter. 

The Sigma Chi Fraternity is trying to re-establish a chapter here. 
We wish them success, and will extend to them a hearty welcome. 


Our only rival fraternity at present is the Phi Gamma Delta, who 
number nine men. 

Bro. Hoover has been elected President of the Ciceronian Literary 
Society Celebration, February 22, '96. 

Our foot ball team has been doing good work this season. Phi 
Delta Theta is represented on the team by Bros. Whitman, Gale, 
Walden and Matthews. 

With best wishes to the Fraternity, I remain 

Yours in Phi Delta Theta, 

Salem, Nov. 9, 1895. H. Blair Hanger. 

Virginia Beta, University of Virginia. 

It is a pleasure to tell the Fraternity that Virginia Beta has every 
assurance of bein^ a real Phi chapter. The standard has been 
raised, and the membership, numerically, is the same as last year. 

The outlook the day the University opened was discouraging. 
Only four men out of a chapter of eighteen had returned: Bros. J. 
Pierce Bruns, A. Scott Bullitt, R. Martin Bruns and Robert S. 
Bosher. Several men had made their degrees last year, while the 
others had decided not to continue the pursuit of their studies here. 
It was while the chapter was in this condition that eight affiliates 
arrived. Here the standard of chapters often goes down on account of 
undesirable affiliates, but what Virginia Beta has gained this year, 
other Phi chapters have lost. These twelve Phis were all anxious to 
see this chapter occupy a prominent position in the Fraternity. 
Already we have secured a large share of honors, and it is safe to say 
that many more will be added before the session is over. 

We were among the first fraternities to begin **goating.''' Judg- 
ing from the Charlottesville newspapers, we claim that Virginia Beta, 
with her pyrotechnical parade, made a better showing than any other 
Greek-letter society represented here. Our second initiation ended 
with an oyster supper. As is the custom at Phi meetings, enthusi- 
asm ran high, and toasts and Phi songs and Phi yells predominated. 

I take great pleasure in introducing to the Phi world these men 
whom Virginia Beta has honored with the Sword and Shield, and 
who will reflect credit upon Phi Delta Theta: William Overton 
Bullock, Med., Lexington, Va. ; Eugene Davis, Med., Charlottes- 
ville, Va. ; Adam Tyrnee Finch, Med., Boyton, Va. ; Paul Penny 
Hammett, Academ., St. Louis, Mo.; Thomas Leicester Neal, Law, 
Los Angeles, Cal., and Benjamin Anderson Wright, Academ., New- 
port, Ky. 


The affiliates who have materially assisted in raising the member- 
ship of the chapter are Bros. Davis Biggs, Missouri Gamma ; Will 
R. Chapin, Illinois Zeta ; Marshall D. Cheves, Georgia Gamma; J. 
Robert Dykes, Georgia Beta; Edward H. Jones, Virginia Alpha; 
Schuyler Poitevent, Louisiana Alpha; Alexander H. Sands, Virginia 
Delta, and Edgar P. Sutherland, Virginia Alpha. 

The highest honor that has been conferred upon us was when the 
Advisory Board of the General Athletic Association selected Bro. J. 
Pierce Bruns editor-in-chief of College Topics^ the weekly newspaper. 
Bro. Finch is Vice-President of the General Athletic Association and 
of the Fayerweather Gymnasium. On the editorial staff of College 
Topicsy the chapter is represented by Bros. Bullitt, R. Martin Bruns 
and Neal, while Bro. Poitevent is one of the associate editors on 
The University of Virginia Magazine. 

The characteristics of the chapter are not entirely literary. From 
an athletic standpoint, we are also strong. Bro. Bullock holds the 
all-round indoor athletic medal. In spite of the fact that there were 
several applicants, Bros. Davis and Biggs secured the positions of 
left- tackle and quarter-back on the foot ball team. Several other Phis 
are showing up well at practice. Bro. Sands is captain of and right 
end on the Law team, and Bro. Chapin is full-back on the Medical 
team. Musical qualities are not lacking, Bros. Neal and Chapin are 
on the Banjo, Mandolin and Glee Club. 

The recent burning of the Rotunda and Annex has in no way 
interrupted the studies. The loss is about $400,000. This includes 
academic and law lecture halls, the mechanical and physical labora- 
tories, and a library of 53,000 volumes. Work of replacing the 
buildings will soon be begun. 

The foot ball team is strong. We expect to defeat North Caro- 
lina on Thanksgiving Day, and so hold the championship of the 
South for another year. 

Phi Theta Psi, a Southern fraternity of eleven chapters, has dis- 
banded, and the Delta Tau Delta chapter here is almost extinct. 
According to a recent issue of College Topics^ the number of men the 
big fraternities have here are as follows: A K E, 15; ♦PA, 16; 
♦ K *, 17; B e n, 17; ♦ A e, 18; * K 2, 20; K a (Southern), 30. 

With best wishes to the Fraternity, to The Scroll, and to Gamma. 

Province Convention, believe me, 1 am, 

Yours most Fraternally, 

Schuyler Poitevant. 
University of Virginia, Nov. 18, 1895. 


Virginia Zeta, Washington and Lee University. 

Washington and Lee University opened the session of 1895-6 
with brighter prospects than have ever been known in her brilliant 
history. In all departments the attendance has largely increased, 
the Law School having almost doubled its enrollment. New law 
buildings will soon be erected to supply the growing needs of this 

Last year Virginia Zeta lost by graduation, Brothers S. B. Armat, 
B. L. ; J. P. Walker, C. E., and R. J. McBryde, Jr., A. B. These 
brothers, besides standing high in their classes, were representative 
men in college, and in their departure to their life work, Virginia Zeta 
sustains a great loss, but joins with the rest of the Fraternity in 
wishing them »* God-speed '' in the race of life. 

Four old men returned this fall, and in addition to these, Virginia 
Zeta welcomes Brothers R. S. McClintic, of Missouri Beta; J. L. 
Leonard, of Missouri Alpha, and L. H. Willis, of Kentucky Delta. 
Brothers McClintic and Leonard are Junior Law students, and Bro. 
Willis is pursuing the regular A. B. course. 

We take great pleasure in introducing to the Fraternity the fol- 
lowing initiates : Brothers D. C. McBryde, of Lexington, Va. ; T. 
E. Marshall, Jr., of Richmond, Va., and L. C. Speers, of New- 
berr>', S. C, making with old men and transfers, a total of ten mem- 
bers, who represent Phi Delta Theta in every department of college 

In athletics we are represented by Brothers Leonard, Willis, 
McClintic and Jenkins on the foot ball eleven, and will very likely be 
represented on the base ball team by Brothers Campbell, Willis and 
Leonard. In a literary way we are represented by Brothers Speers 
and Leonard, the orators of college, and by Brother McBryde as 
editor-in-chief of The Southern Collegian. Brothers Campbell and 
Young received distinguished honors last year for the high stand 
which they took in their classes, and also scholarships for this ses- 
sion. Brother Young is also Law Librarian. Brother Marshall is 
Vice-President of the Graham-Lee Literary Society and also Private 
Secretary for General G, W. C. Lee, the President of the University. 

Our prospects are very bright, and we hope to be able to introduce 
some new initiates in the next issue of the Scroll. 

We extend to the Fraternity the best wishes for a happy and suc- 
cessful year. Yours in the Bond, 

Lexington, Nov. 11, 1895. A. G. Jenkins. 


Kentucky Alpha, Centre College. 

Prosperity has been with us since our last letter, One more mem- 
ber has been added — ^John Burnsides, familiarly known as ** Whiskers/' 
and his entrance into our fold is a matter of mutual congratulation. 
The Phis have been gaining distinctions and honors in all matters 
which delight the college boy's heart. Bro. D. J. Curry is one of 
the members elected to speak in the annual declamatory contest. 
Bro. Curry was also one of the men elected to represent the Cham- 
berlain Society in the annual oratorical contest, February 22d, which 
decides who shall represent Centre in the Kentucky Inter-Collegiate 
Oratorical contest. 

On the foot-ball team the Phis have double the number of repre- 
sentatives froni any other fraternity. Bro. Cook plays right-end, 
Cecil left end, Cubbins center and Dudley half-back. The team, 
while apparently very weak at the beginning of the season, has, 
under the efficient coaching of Mr. Lowndes, developed into a won- 
derfully swift and strong team. The first game was with Kentucky 
State College, and State beat us 6 to o, it being the first game that 
they ever won from Centre, and also the first game that Centre ever 
lost on her own grounds. Since then we have played four very hard 
games. Centre vs. Vanderbilt, at Nashville, o to o; Centre vs. Ohio 
State University, i8 to o, being the most important. The game 
that is anxiously looked forward to now by the chrysanthemum- 
headed boys and their followers, is the second game between State 
College and Centre, at Lexington, on Thanksgiving day. 

Prof. Alexander, who lor a number of years occupied the chair of 
Mental Science at Columbia College, in New York City, is at present 
in charge of Dr. Young's classes here. 

The Phis have been contemplating a change of apartments but as 
yet nothing definite has been done. It is very probable that before 
our next letter we shall have initiated a very promising subject upon 
whom our eyes are now cast. Hoping that the last edition of The 
Scroll of '95 may show prosperity throughout the Phi world, I 
remain. Yours fraternally, 

Danville, Nov. 15th, 1895. T. J. Field. 



Georgia Alpha, University of Georgia. 

College opened in September with the largest attendance in its 
history, and the outlook for ■95-^96 is very encouraging. The 'Var- 
sity eleven is the strongest we have ever possessed, and is fully able 
to cope upon the gridiron with such teams as those of Sewanee, 
Vanderbilt and South Carolina. 

We returned twelve men out of our last year\s chapter of twenty, 
but our ranks have been swelled to the number of twenty-one by the 
affiliation of Bro. Eugene Smith of Georgia Beta, and Bro. Thomas 
Conner of Georgia Gamma, and by the initiation of Bros. Geo. W. 
Burney, of Atlanta, Ga. : Lawrence M. Rambo, of BluftonGa.; Chas. 
Harold, of Americus, Ga. ; Harold Davenport, of Americus, Ga; 
William S. Blun, of Savannah, Ga. : Daniel V. Hopps, of Savannah, 
Ga., and Horace Van de Velde, of City of Mexico. They are each 
and all as fine fellows as are to be found anywhere, and we congratu- 
late ourselves in particular and Phi Delta Theta in general upon this 
acquisition to our beloved fraternity. 

We now have several men under observation and may possibly make 
other additions before long. 

The Frats established here and there numerical standings are 
as follows: X* 28, 2 A E 25, * A e 21 K A (Southern) 17, v x 16, 
A T 12 15, A T.^ 12, X * 6. 

But to use a hackneyed phrase, ** What we lack in quantity we 
make up in quality.-' Yet, numerical strength is often no strength 
at all, and when the roll of honors is announced in June, I can assure 
you that Ga. Alpha will not be found wanting. 

With a cordial greeting and best wishes for success in the future, J 
remain Yours in the Bond, 

Athens, Nov. 14, 1895. Geo. W. Price. 

Georgia Beta, Emory College. 

I am glad to begin my first letter to the Scroll with an account of 
Georgia Beta's wonderful prosperity. At the opening of the term we 
came back sixteen strong, full of zeal and enthusiasm, determined to 
make this the best year we have ever known. So far our success has 
been even greater than we anticipated. All the older members 
returned except Bros. Park, '96, Christian, '97, and Smith, '98. To 
replace these losses and the loss occasioned by the graduation of the 


class of ^95 f we have initiated the following members whom we are 
proud to introduce to the fraternity as loyal and worthy Phis : W. H. 
Clark, Hepzibah, Ga., and J. S. Tilly, Conyers, Ga., class of ^98; 
G. D. Allen and W. C. Wardlaw, Macon, Ga. ; M. C. Austen, E. D. 
Baldwin, D. B. Frederick and Albert Martin, Marshallville, Ga.; A. 
G. Fort, Lumpkin, Ga., class of 99, and Rob Rogers, Macon, Ga., 
Theological Department. In winning these men Phi Delta Theta has 
obtained the finest fraternity material in college. All came highly 
recommended, and were eagerly sought after by the other fraternities, 
but none could resist the excellent record and enviable standing of 
Phi Delta Theta. Consequently we won victory after victory in 
** spiking,^' surpassing the other fraternities in that respect as well as 
in all others, 

Georgia Beta iniated the following men at commencement last 
June: Boland Branham, Oxford, Ga.; Robert Campbell, Stone 
Mountain, Ga. ; W. D. McNeil, Waycross, Ga. ; and Frank S. 
Palmer, Nashville, Tenn., all of the class of '99. Bro. Branham did 
not return this term. Palmer is a brother of Walter B. Palmer, so 
well known to all Phis, who although a member of Tennesee Alpha, 
was an initiate of Georgia Beta. Frank S. Palmer gives the promise 
of making as loyal and energetic a Phi as his widely known brother. 

Our record last year showed that we were still far in the lead. Not 
only did we put more men on the stage at commencement time than 
any other fraternity, but our club was decidedly the most popular with 
all the fair visitors. This year our prospects are even more flattering, 
and we confidently expect to make a record long to be remembered at 


Socially, Phi Delta Theta is pre-eminently the leading club of the 
college. In proof of this, a large majority of the Oxford ladies wear 
our colors. In athletics we are well represented, and are obtaining 
our share of recognition in the literary societies. Bro. Jenkins is 
President and Anniversarian-elect from Phi Gamma; Bro. Bloodworth 
is Washington's Birthday Orator from Few, and Bro. Houser is 
Salutatorian of the coming inter-society debate. Bro. McNeil is 
Historian of the Freshman class. 

Our club-hall (prospective) has been a topic of conversation so long 
that I hesitate to mention it. But it is almost in sight, and I hope 
will be fully in sight when my next letter is written. 

Our rivals. Kappa Alpha, Alpha Tau Omega, Chi Phi, Delta Tau 
Delta, Sigma Nu, and Sigma Alpha Epsilon, have about the same 
strength as last year. 


Georgia Beta is looking forward with a great deal of pleasure to the 
Gamma Province Convention, to be held in Atlanta on the 29th and 
30th of this month, and will send up her entire Chapter. 

Yours in the Bond, 

Oxford, Nov. 15, 1895. W. P. Bloodworth. 

Georgia Gamma, Mercer University. 

The fall term opened with glowing prospects for Georgia Gamma, 
Seven of our old members returned to college, and all have been 
working with renewed energy for Phi Delta Theta. We have taken 
in seven men, as follows : John L. Underwood, Camille, Ga. ; E. 

Clyde Collins, Glennville, Ga. ; George W. Whitney, Augusta, Ga. ; 
Brantley M. Callaway, Washington, Ga. ; Allen H. Breese, Chicago, 
111.; Thomas Conner, Macon, Ga. ; Percy H. Phillips, Suffolk, Va. 
These brothers are all men of sterling ability, and will no doubt add 
many honors to our chapter. 

We all regret having to lose Bro. W. D. Sanford, who did not 
return this year. He was the champion athlete of the college and was 
a great honor to our chapter. We hope lo have him with us again 
after the holidays. 

Since our last letter an Alumni Chapter has been organized in the 
city. Upon its establishment a banquet was held at the Hotel 

Bros. Conner and Hatcher graduated from the Law class last term, 
Bro. Conner receiving second honor. Bro. Hatcher is continuing his 
course of law at Yale. We have the strongest chapter in college, 
numerically and otherwise. 

Macon, Ga., Nov. 13, 1895. Frank S. Burney. 

Tennessee Alpha, Vanderbilt University. 

The last letter from Tennessee Alpha was written just before the 
opening of the fall session. Since then we have entered upon 
another very promising year. Each of the '95 graduates returned to 
the University, and all but three of the other members of last yearns 
chapter. Brothers Greene and McAlister, and your reporter, are 
back this year after a year's absence. Brother Fulkes, Alabama 
Alpha, is with us, in the Dental Department this year. 

But we take the greatest pleasure from this letter in introducing to 
the Phis three new brothers, all of the class of '99 ; they are Bros. 


Louis Farrell, W. F. Bradshaw, Jr., and R. Boyd C. Howell. We 
think them the pick of the class of ^99, and were very much rejoiced 
at the complete success of the spiking season, that ended in their . 
choice of the Phis in preference to several other fraternities that 
were anxious for one or each of them. We argue from our success 
that Tennessee Alpha is still at the front in Vanderbilt, and take a 
just pride in striving to maintain her supremacy here in whatever is 
worthy and progressive. 

The joint medical department of the University of Nashville and 
Vanderbilt University has ceased to exist, and in its place Vander- 
bilt University — as also the University of Nashville — has established 
a new school, in a fine new building and with an able faculty. la 
the separation, Bro. Frierson, '98, went with his tutor to the Univer- 
sity of Nashville ; so he is no longer in Vanderbilt, but is often with 
us in our meetings, as loyal as ever. 

Bro. McAlister was lately chosen by the Dialectic Literary Society 
to contest on February 2 2d for the honor of representing Vanderbilt 
in the Southern Oratorical Association next May. 

The Gamma Province Convention meets in Atlanta November 29. 
A large number of Phis are expected to attend from the various 
active and alumni chapters, and participate in a hearty Phi gathering. 
Bro. John W. Hanner will represent Tennessee Alpha at the con- 

We have met many worthy Phis since the foot ball season began. 
Nearly every team that has visited us had several on it, and the Phis 
on our eleven speak highly of those met at Missouri Alpha and Ken- 
tucky Delta, by each of which they were fraternally received and 

Bros. Boogher, Fitzgerald, Malone and Keller are on the foot ball 
team this season. Bro. Boogher has played half-back in all of our 
games with great credit to himself and the chapter. Bro. Fitzgerald 
has played in a large per cent of our games. Bro. Malone, our regu- 
lar reporter for this year, after many accidents, had to quit playing 
entirely and go home to recover from a very serious injury to his 
wrist. Our greatest game was played November i6th in Atlanta 
with the University of Virginia. In spite of two of our best players 
being unable to go with the team, and the Virginia team avera^ng 
fifteen pounds heavier, the score was only 6 to 4 in their favor, while 
our team is generally credited with fairer and superior playing. 
Bros. Boogher and Keller especially distinguished themselves in this 


game, while Connell [2 X], full-back and captain won the reputation 
in it of being the best player in the south, and is quite a hero here. 

An entertainment was given by the chapter in honor of the Cen- 
tral University foot ball team and the Phis on it, when they played 
here, and we regretted very much that they could not remain in 
Nashville and attend it. Representatives were invited and attended 
from the other fraternities, and the Phi girls received deserved praise 

from them. 
The chapter was given an elegant reception by Bro. Howell, '82, 

and his wife, at their home, on the evening of the 7th instant. 
Bros. Farrell, Brown, Carr, Turner and Pitman represent us on the 
musical clubs this year. Bro. Farrell, with Mr. Rand (A K K), won 
the State champion.ship in doubles in tennis in October. Thus in 
every way we are taking an active and prominent part in the Univer- 
sity. Our chapter is steady and industrious, with a deep local frater- 
nal spirit, and a general wish for the welfare of Phis everywhere. 

Yours in the Bond, 
Nashville, Nov. 13, 1895. C. R. Baskerville. 

Alabama Alpha, University of Alabama. 

The year for Alabama Alpha has again opened with its usual suc- 
cess. We lost by graduation last June three most loyal Phis, Bros. 
Faith, Walker and Welch. Brother Tipton has accepted a position 
as assistant secretary of the Y. M. C. A. at Charlotte, N. C. Bro. 
Lewis is studying medicine at Tulane University. Bros. Fowlkes 
and W^illiams did not return. And tho' we feel the loss of these 
brothers very keenly, we have succeeded in initiating others, who 
will continue to uphold the long established standard of Alabama 
Alpha, which is so well known among our sister chapters. The fol- 
lowing is a correct list of this yearns initiates: L. F, Luckil, '97, 
R. S. Jemison, '98, F. S. White, Jr., '98, R. D. Hudson, '99, 
Birmingham, Ala.; D. R. Dunlap, '97, J. F. Black, '98, J. Hodg- 
son, '98, G. T. Bestor, '98, M. Lyons, '98, Mobile, Ala. ; J.N. 
Furniss, '98, Selma, Ala.; W. C. Harkins, '99, Fayette, Ala.; A. 
B. McEachin, '99, J. Searcy, '99, Tuskaloosa, Ala. 

It is with pleasure that we allude to the banquet tendered our 
friends and alumni last June. Every effort was exerted to make this 
affair a grand success, and we believe that it will long be remembered 
as one of the most enjoyable entertainments ever given in the State 
of Alabama. The menu was as follows : 


The University opened up this year with a larger attendance than 
-ever before, there being four hundred and twenty-five matriculates to 
date. A very wise change has been made in the library. The Law 
library has been separated from the general library, and from now on 
the entrance fees of the law students, amounting to over two thousand 
dollars a year, will be expended in building up our law library. In a 
few years we will have the best law library in the south. 

There is great interest manifested in athletics this year. Our foot- 
ball eleven was defeated but once last year; that was by Missouri. 
"We have Mr. Frank Crawford, of Omaha, as coach. Last season 
he coached for Nebraska, which was the only team that beat Missouri, 
•So we are sure to have a victorious season. Games up to date are: 
'Varsity 80, St. Edwards o, and 'Varsity 10, Dallas o. We play 
Tulane on the 23rd. 

The numerical strength of the other Frats is as follows: B 8 11 13, 
K 2 8, 2 A E 5, i: X 10, K A 9, 1 N 7» X <^ 8. 

Yours in the Bond, 

Austin, November 5, 1895. D. W. Wilcox. 

Texas Gamma, Southwestern University. 

Commencement scored for Texas Gamma and Phi Delta Theta a 
victory unparalled in the history of fraternities in this institution, 
the Phis winning every medal taken by fraternity men, and the highest 
honors of the school. 

Bro. O. B. Staples was valedictorian of his class and was awarded 
the medal for the best essay in the Junior and Senior departments of 
the Alamo and San yacinto Monthly^ and in addition thereto he won 
the Senior's orator's medal. Bro. W. S. Fleming won the medal for 
the best essay on the Junior and Senior departments of the Grady 
Magazine. Bro. C. VV\ Batsell won the Grady Sophomore medal, 
Bro. J. H. Foster won the Junior English essay medal. We also 
made the highest average of distinctions. 

A magnificent banquet given by one of our resident alumni, Bro. 
R. A. John, Esq., consummated last year's work. 

We greatly miss from our midst Bros. Fleming, Staples, Little, 
Strother and Cox. Strother and Cox have married and the congratu- 
lations and hearty good wishes of Texas (iamma go with them. 

We are glad to report that our University opened up with a good 
attendance and that we have a flourishing chapter with a membership 
of ten men. Seven of last year's men returned and we have initiated 
Bros. Herbert J. Passmore of San Marcas, Rentfro B. Creager of 


Alabama Beta, Alabama Polytechnic Institute. 

The new session has fairly begun and college is progressing finely. 
Out of '95 we lost Bros. Adams, Peevy, Chambers, McEwen and 
Harralson. Bro. Peevy has returned to take a Post-Graduate course 
and has been appointed major of battalion. We take pleasure in in- 
troducing to the fraternity our new Phis, I. F. McDonnell, J. Land- 
man, G. P. Cooper, G. M. Wheeler and W. E. Mathews of ^99; J. 
W. Feagin and C. W. Minge, '98, and W. C. Paden, '97. These 
are all excellent men and will make the best of Phis. 

In the foot-ball line we have Bro. Riggs, manager, and Bro. Peevy, 
assistant, and there is little doubt that Bros. Oglesby and Nelson 
will make the team. 

At the State inter-collegiate oratorical contest, held at Talladega, 
Ala., last July, Bro. Peevy won the medal. 

Bro. Jackson has been elected editor-in-chief of the Orange and 
Blue^ and Bro. Hardin has gone to Philadelphia to accept a position 
as electrical engineer. Bro. Hare has been appointed second assis- 
tant State Chemist, to fill the vacancy caused by Bro. Noble, who 
has gone to Johns Hopkins to study medicine, while Bro. Williams 
has been appointed third assistant to fill Bro. Harems place. 

Hoping to see all the Phis in Atlanta at the Gamma Province con- 
vention on the 28th and 29th inst., I remain, 

Yours in the Bond, 

Auburn, Nov. 4th, 1895. H. A. Orr. 

Alabama Gamma, Southern University. 

Since our last letter we lost by graduation, Bros. Bickerstaff and 
Newman. The former has entered the law department of the Uni- 
versity of Alabama; the latter is teaching at Brookville, Fla. 

Bro. Massey has been elected to the chair of Modern Languages in 
the Southern University. Our commencement banquet was an 
occasion of general enjoyment. During commencement week Phis, 
as usual, carried off a large part of the honors; of four gold medals 
and with the same number of fraternities, we secured two medals. 
Bro. Newman was awarded the Trustee's Essay Medal; Bro. Knick- 
erbocker won the Junior Orator's Medal. Bro. Baxley represented 
us in the contest for the Societies' Orator's Medal. Bros. Kendrick 
and Martin contested for the Sophomore Declaimer's Medal. 

There was a hot contest between all the fraternities here as to 
which would spike Bros. McConnell, Dobbs, Flowers and Seay; 


however, these gentlemen are now worthy defenders of the sword and 
shield. Bro. Seay is a son of Ex-Governor Seay of this state. We 
have eleven old men back, and have received into our mysteries seven 
new knights. We take pleasure in introducing to the Phi world 
Bros. Jasper J. Riley, J. Holcombe Holloway, Taylor H. Henry, 
Ray M. McConnell, Hoyt M. Dobbs, Jas. Henry Flowers and Francis 

We will soon organize a Phi Delta Theta orchestra with Bro. 
Kendrick as manager. 

Bro. Hamil returned home a few days ago on account of bad 
health, but we hope to see him soon again. 

Bro. Knickerbocker has been elected President of the Y. M. C. A. 
and your reporter associate editor of our college paper. We are con- 
fident that a bright future is in store for our chapter. With best 
wishes for Phi Delta Theta, Fraternally, 

Greensboro, Nov. 8, 1895. Chas. J. McLeod. 


MississiPi Alpha, University of Mississipi. 

The University of Mississipi opened September 12th, with an in- 
creased attendance and the rivalry between the various fraternities 
established here has been spirited and aggressive. The members of 
Mississipi Alpha entered zealously into the work of securing desirable 
membership, and as a result of such efforts we have the pleasure of 
introducing as brothers in Phi Delta Theta, Roderic Allen, New 
Albany ; Lamar Hardy, Meridian ; Pat Henry, Brandon ; Hugh 
Jennings, Water Valley: Eugene Young Kelly, Kosciusko; William 
Allen Lucas, French Camp ; William Mandville Richmond, Herman- 
ville; William Alexander McCain, Carrollton: Wallace Reynolds 
Walker, Meridian. The above gentlemen have social, intellectual 
and moral endowments of high order, are properly imbued with the 
fraternity idea. The Chapter also has a valuable addition in the 
person of Bro. Tom Fewell, of Meridian, who three years ago was an 
affiliate member from Kentucky Delta, and who returns this year for 
the further prosecution of his studies. 

With the additions of the present session, Mississippi Alpha begins 
work with seventeen active members, and bids fair to enter upon an 
era of progress seldom equalled in her history. By the exercise of a 
judicious, but conservative policy, she has acquired a membership 
free from internal dissensions ; her representatives stand high in the 


esteem of the faculty, and are welcomed into the first circles of Oxford 


While the work of the Chapter for the past session was set out at 

length in the annual letter, that publication was out too early for us to 
make mention of Brother Walter Lockard's success in winning the 

Orator ''s Medal at commencement; and our ranks now include tact, 

talent and industry, which give promise of future triumphs. 

Consideral interest is being manifested in athletics, and though 
our foot ball team has been crippled by the loss of several old 
and experienced players, it is likely that a strong ♦* eleven '' will be 
placed in the field. With love and loyalty to Phi Delta Theta, I 
remain, Yours in the Bond, 

University, Sept. 30, 1895. C. L. Garnett. 

Texas Beta, Universitv of Texas. 

At the opening of school this year our prospects looked a little 
discouraging, but with proverbial Phi enthusiasm and activity we soon 
got down to work and now have a chapter that compares favorably 
with those of former years. At the close of school last June we had 
ten men. We lost one, Brother Ellis, by graduation, and for some 
other cause only three of the old chapter returned. These were 
Brothers Baker, Rentfro and Robertson. 

We now have a chapter of seven men. Have received one, the 
reporter, Texas Gamma, '94, by affiliation. In order to avoid the 
embarrassment of having so few men to return each year, we have 
tried to get long term men as far as possible. Our initiates are as 
follows: John A. Lomax, '98, Weatherford, Texas; W. Percy 
Baker, '99, San Angelo, Texas, and Norman R. Crozier, '99, Pales- 
tine, Texas. All the fraternities in the University, there being eight, 
are comparatively conser\'ative in their ** spiking'' this year. This 
being the case we have a fine opportunity to build up a splendid 
chapter, as we have a great deal of material to pick from. 

It now becomes my sad duty to inform the fraternity of the death of 
one of the last year's chapter, Brother E. L. Buchanan, of Mineola, 
Texas. Brother Buchanan had his trunk packed, preparatory to 
leaving home to enter the University, when he was suddenly taken 
sick. He died on September 23, of a congestive chill, after an illness 
of only four days. He was one of our most popular and enthusiastic 
members, and was the embodiment of all the qualities that are 
necessary to make a loyal member of Phi Delta Theta, and a worthy 
citizen of his State. 


The University opened up this year with a larger attendance than 
*ever before, there being four hundred and twenty-five matriculates to 
date. A very wise change has been made in the library. The Law 
library has been separated from the general library, and from now on 
the entrance fees of the law students, amounting to over two thousand 
•dollars a year, will be expended in building up our law library. In a 
few years we will have the best law library in the south. 

There is great interest manifested in athletics this year. Our foot- 
ball eleven was defeated but once last year; that was by Missouri. 
"We have Mr. Frank Crawford, of Omaha, as coach. Last season 
he coached for Nebraska, which was the only team that beat Missouri, 
So we are sure to have a victorious season. Games up to date are: 
'Varsity 80, St. Edwards o, and ^Varsity 10, Dallas o. We play 
Tulane on the 23rd. 

The numerical strength of the other Frats is as follows: B 9 n 13, 
K i; 8, 2 A E 5, 2 X 10, K A 9, i: X 7, X * 8. 

Yours in the Bond, 

Austin, November 5, 1895. D. W. Wilcox. 

Texas Gamma, Southwestern University. 

Commencement scored for Texas Gamma and Phi Delta Theta a 
victory unparalled in the history of fraternities in this institution, 
the Phis winning every medal taken by fraternity men, and the highest 
honors of the school. 

Bro. O. B. Staples was valedictorian of his class and was awarded 
the medal for the best essay in the Junior and Senior departments of 
the Alamo and San Jacinto Monthly^ and in addition thereto he won 
the Senior\s orator's medal. Bro. W. S. Fleming won the medal for 
the best essay on the Junior and Senior departments of the Grady 
Magazine. Bro. C. W. Batsell won the Grady Sophomore medal, 
Bro. J. H. Foster won the Junior English essay medal. We also 
made the highest average of distinctions. 

A magnificent banquet given by one of our resident alumni, Bro. 
R. A. John, Esq., consummated last year's work. 

We greatly miss from our midst Bros. Fleming, Staples, Little, 
Strother and Cox. Strother and Cox have married and the congratu- 
lations and hearty good wishes of Texas Gamma go with them. 

We are glad to report that our University opened up with a good 
attendance and that we have a flourishing chapter with a membership 
of ten men. Seven of last year's men returned and we have initiated 
Bros. Herbert J. Passmore of San Marcas, Rentfro B. Creager of 


Brownsville, and William F. Donkle of Dallas, whom we take great 
pleasure in introducing to the fraternity at large. 

The financial agent of the University has been quite successful, and 
handsome building additions will be made to the University in the 
near future. And in keeping with this progressive movement we still 
have under serious consideration the chapter-house question. Our 
alumni are enthusiastic and our active members persevering, and there 
is reason to believe that our hopes will materialize and a fair Phi home 
will domicile Texas Gamma ere long. 

We welcome into our midst Bro. Jack Avant of Mississippi Alpha. 
Bros. G.W.Graves, Jr., of Belton, Tex.; W. F. P. Oatman, of 
Llano, Tex. ; James Kilgore, of La Grange, Tex., and D. W. Wilcox, 
of Texas Beta have also paid us pleasant visits. Let the old boys 
come back; we are always glad to see them. 

Yours in Phi Delta Theta, 

Georgetown, Nov. ii, 1895. P. P. Henderson. 


Ohio Alpha, Miami University. 

At the opening of school six of Ohio Alpha's old men returned. 
Brother Bunn of Indiana Epsilon has entered Old Miami, and will 
affiliate with us in the near future. During the opening week of 
school several social gatherings were held in the hall, at which the 
Phi girls were present. Dancing and card playing were the features 
of the evenings, and a very enjoyable time was had by all present. 

Since school opened we have pledged Elbert Coffman of Washing- 
ton, C. H., and on Saturday night, October 5, Stanley D. Giffin of 
Hamilton, and Frank B. Yingling of Seven Mile, Ohio, were initiated 
into the mysteries of the Fraternity. After the ceremony we repaired 
to the home of Brother J. D. Gath where a most sumptuous repast 
was in waiting. Later we serenaded Brother W. J. Rusk, and the 
girls of Oxford college. Of the old men who did not return Brother 
Moore, the honor man of the class of '95, is studying medicine at 
Johns Hopkins' University ; Brother Shank has entered the middle year 
in the law department at Ohio State University ; Brother Herndon 
is attending Centre College, and has affiliated with Kentucky Alpha: 
Brother Temple is reporting for the Republican at Hamilton, Ohio ; 
Brother Martindell is at present in Hamilton, but will soon go to 
Arizona, where he will spend the winter, and endeavor to recuperate 


his health ; Brother Marksbury is in business with his father at Lan- 
caster, Kentucky ; Brother Jacobs has developed into a full fledged 
traveling salesman, and is quite successful in his work for the Greble 
& Wallace Co. of Hamilton, Ohio. 

With best wishes for Phi Delta Theta everywhere. 

Yours in the Bond, 

Oxford, Nov. i, 1895. C. A. Kumler. 

Ohio Beta, Ohio Wesleyan University. 

The Ohio Wesleyan University opened up for the fall term, 1895, 
with flattering prospects. The number of new students enrolling has 
been exceptionally large. 

Thomson Chapel, which stood on the college campus for nearly 
fifty years, has been torn down to make way for the new Slocum 
library building, which is to be completed in two years. Work has 
also begun on the Perkins astronomical observatory. The University 
has three new professors this year. Dr. Mann, in the Department of 
Biology; Dr. Oldham, in the Department of Missions, and Dr. 
Duvall, formerly of De Pauw, in the chair of Philosophy. 

In athletics there has been a great deal of enthusiasm, although 
our team has not been at all times victorious. The Thanksgiving 
game will be played with Wittenberg at Springfield. An interesting 
series of class games has been played. Bro. Kline plays half on the 
Junior team. Bro. Hooper represents the Freshman class on the 
Athletic Association. 

At the beginning of the term, Ohio Beta was reduced to five mem- 
mers owing to the graduation of a large class last year. However 
we came back with the determination to work and to get our share 
out of the new students. We had refitted our hall last spring term. 
Under the supervision of Bros. Anderson and Lewis, our quarters 
were re-papered and re-painted and titted out with new carpets and 
furniture. Now our hall compares favorably with any in the Univer- 
sity. A cheerful meeting place was a great incentive for us to work. 
Of our class of '95, Bro. Mull is teaching in the Columbus High 
School, Bro. Miller is working on the staff of the Ohio State Journal^ 
Bro. Keen is instructor in Sciences in Rust University, Holly 
Springs, Miss., Bro. Edwards is doing higher work in Chemistry at 
Tuft's College, Boston ; Bro. Lewis is assistant cashier in the 
Harpster bank, and Bro. Anderson is visiting his parents in Sweden. 
Bro. W. A. Jones, '97, is not in school this year, but will read law 
in Toledo. 


As the result of our labors we wish to introduce to the Phi world 
our initiates, R. G. Hooper, Wilkesbarre, Pa.: H. E. Esterly, 
Columbiana, O. ; A. A. Shawkey, Sigel, Pa.; Gould Thomas, Dela- 
ware, O., all of '99: B. C. V^ail, '97, Sparta, O. Bro. Ksterly had 
a cousin and a brother in New York Alpha. Bros Vail and Shawkey 
each had a brother in Ohio Beta. We have pledged in the prepara- 
tory department, F. W. Bering, Lynchburg, O. : Will Bacon and 
Will Tiffany, Clyde, O. ; Allen Whitney, Mt. Gilead, O. ; Fred 
Bright, Logan, O. ; S. S. Blair, Sycamore, O., and Edwin Allen, 
Favelte, O. 

Phis have been honored this year by the following positions: Bro. 
Clark is on the Transcript . Bro. Kline has been elected captain of 
the base ball team for the third time. Bro. Armstrong is President 
of the Junior class. Bro Hooper is President of the Freshman class. 

On the evening of October 12th. we were pleased to have at our 
meeting several of the members of Ohio Gamma, who were in Dela- 
ware with the O. U. foot ball team. Brothers Super and McCune 
gave us a good idea of the way Phi Delts d(5 things at Athens. 

November 2d, we assisted Ohio Zeta in an initiation at Columbus. 
The methods of Ohio Zeta, together with those of Ohio Alpha, as set 
forth by Bro. Shank, and those of Ohio Epsilon, as set forth by Bro. 
Cantield, accomplished good results. We were entertained royally 
and all came back more loyal Phis. We trust that this may be only 
one of a long series of such occasions, which cannot but strengthen 
the fraternal feeling between the two chapters. 

The strength of the several fraternities this year is as follows : 
B e II, 9; v X, 4; ♦ K i', II ; .^ T ^, 8: * r ^, 14; A T 12, 13; 
i: A K, 14. * A 6 has ten initiates and nine pledged men. 

In the Bond, 

Delaware, Nov. 14, 1895. Gordo.n N. Armstrong. 

Ohio Gamma, Ohio University. 

College opened this fall with excellent prospects for a year of suc- 
cess : the new dormitory for ladies will soon be completed : athletics 
and college organizations have experienced quite a boom. There 
have been no changes in the Faculty. Miss Sarah Stimson again has 
charge of the Art Department, after a year's study in Paris. 

We began work this fall with eight members. By graduation last 
June, we lost six splendid men. Bro. Hogan is practicing law in 
Jackson, Ohio; Bro. Foster is attending Harvard Law School: Bro. 


Young is with the Franklin Electric Company ; Bro. McCaughey is- 
Superintendent of Schools at Fultonham, Ohio; Bro. Frank Super is 
retained by the University as assistant in the Department of Elec- 
tricity, and Bro. Ralph Super as tutor in Latin. This indeed was a 
serious loss to our chapter, but we have tried to make up the defi- 
ciency with untiring Phi Delt zeal. 

In a spirited rush with our contemporaries. Beta Theta Pi and 
Delta Tau Delta, we obtained three of the four men over whom there 
was a clash. Beta Theta Pi has initiated one and Delta Tau Delta 
has initiated two and pledged two. We have initiated one, Fred. 
B. McLean, '99, of Washington C. H., Ohio, and pledged three, 
Harry A. Briggs, '00, of Chillicothe, Ohio; Philip J. Welch, '00, 
of Athens, and Dorr C. Casto, ^01, of Elizabeth, W. Va. We 
believe them to be the best men who have entered college this fall, 
and take this opportunity to introduce them to the Fraternity as 
good, loyal Phis. With these accessions, our younger classes are 
eminently strong and our future looks exceedingly bright. On 


account of the bitter fights of the last two years, our relation with our 
rival chapters has been somewhat strained, but we are pleased to say 
that this year the old enmity is almost entirely forgotten. 

We are represented upon the foot ball team by Bros. Shepard and 
Charter. In all the various organizations, Phi Delta Theta has 
secured a large share of the officers, Bro. Shepard is assistant in 
the Biological Laboratory ; Bro. McCune has entered upon the duties 
of Secretary and Treasurer of Inter- State Oratorical Association, to 
which office he was elected last May. 

Phi Delta Theta at the O. U. always leads in social affairs. Sep- 
tember 13th, we gave a delightful party at the home of General and 
Mrs. C. H. Grosvenor, and on October loth, a banquet in honor of 
our new members. 

Since college opened we have been pleased to receive visits from 
several of our alumni, prominent among whom were Hon. Lucien J. 
Fenton and David C. Casto. While at Delaware sometime ago, 
several of our brothers enjoyed the hospitality of Ohio Beta. 

The chapter is indebted to Bros. Eves and J. R. Carpenter (Illi- 
nois Zeta), of McConnelsville, Ohio, for several volumes of the 
Scroll. Our set is now almost complete. 

Yours in the Bond, 

Athens, Nov. 10, 1895. C. G. O'Bleness. 


Ohio Delta, University of Wooster. 

Ohio Delta sends greeting and takes pleasure in introducing to the 
Phi world our new and worthy Bros. G. F. Jackson, '99, of Wash- 
ington C. H., Ohio; N. C. Dodds, '99, of Dayton, Ohio; and three 
pledged men. Earl Farwell, '00, of Keene, Ohio, C. W. McGaveran, 
'01, of Cadiz, Ohio, and E. W. Wiggs, ^00, of Portland, Ind., who 
are valuable additions to our Chapter. 

Ohio Delta is flourishing and has a very bright outlook for the 
future. We are making an extra effort in refurnishing our hall, to 
leave the Chapter in all respects in better condition than we found it. 

Bro. McKee, ^95, has a valuable position as instructor in math- 
matics and astronomy in Carthage College, Carthage, 111. Bro. 
Baltzly, '96, is our assistant chemist, and several of our men play 
record games in foot ball, so Ohio Delta has been among the honored 
as well as progressive. 

During this fall we have enjoyed visits from Bro. Jones, of Ohio 
Beta, and our alumni brothers, F. M. Lane, G. L. McMasters and 
R. E. Esterly. We have been encouraged by these visits and 
pleased to show where we stand at Wooster. Our standing with the 
Chapters here is high : it would not be egotistic to say we stand at 
the top, for this seems to be the opinion of the people. The stand- 
ing of Wooster Chapters numerically is : A T Q 30 ; * r A 1 1 ; B 
n 10; 4> A e 16. 

The time has not come for us to build a Chapter House, although 
we have a Chapter House fund of considerable size but not suffi- 
cient to secure immediate action. We congratulate our brothers in 
their new homes. Yours in the Bond, 

Wooster, Nov. 14, 1895. W. B. Chancellor. 

Ohio Epsilon, Buchtel Collge. 

Four good men and true have been initiated into Phidom by the 
Ohio Epsilon since last a letter appeared from us. Consequently we 
are able to introduce to the fraternity at large, our new brothers, 
Orrile A. Cole, Clarence Frank, Edward Horton and William Irvin. 
With this strong addition of willing workers we are now able to count 
eight members in full standing. Bros. Canfield and Fish left us and 
are at O. S. U. this year. 

We regret to say that our sister Chapter of Delta Tau Delta was 
compelled to give up her charter last spring, while this fall term wit- 
nessed the death of the local fraternity the Lone Star. 


general as Frank C. Olive, ^97, of Indianapolis, 36 South Linden 
street. We have also pledged three choice men, Ned S. Powell, 
Alvin Frazier and Carl McGaughey, who will, we are sure, wear the 
shield to its honor. The Phis are *Mn it '' socially, politically and 
otherwise, and hold the same old position as they have ever held. A 
good time is never to be refused and so the Phis realized it at the 
commencement of the term by giving an ideal ♦* hay-ride.^' On the 
night of Hallowe'en, also, a merry company whiled away the ghostly 
hours in the Phi hall. This was the first affair given in the hall 
since it has been improved. Such improvements have been made, 
it may be said, as to make it the most desirable and comfortable hall 
here in many respects. 

In the honors of the college we hold our own. Bro. Blount is 
president of the athletic association, Bro. Lister is captain of the 
foot-ball team, while Bro. Wright is sub-center. Bro. Shipp is assistant 
editor of the Collegian. The presidency of the State Oratorical Asso- 
ciation for the present year came to Butler and Indiana Gamma, and 
was conferred upon Bro. Hudson. 

There are two other fraternities here, Sigma Chi, six members, and 
Delta Tau Delta, eleven members, but in reality we are peculiar to 
ourselves and have no rivals. 

Fraternally yours, 

Irvington, Nov. 8, 1895. A. B. Carpenter. 

Indiana Delta, Franklin College. 

The past year has witnessed many improvements at Franklin Col- 
lege. The grounds have been improved, elevators are now in use and 
better than all the new gymnasium is nearing completion. 

Indiana Delta begins the year with ten active members, having lost 
by graduation Bros. Frank Martin, P. A. Reynolds, W. C. Monroe 
and O. C. Wright. Bros. Wright and Monroe are attending Theo- 
logical Seminary at Rochester and Chicago, while Bros. Martin and 
Reynolds are engaged" in business in the city. Bro. Martin was 
elected Colonel of the Indiana Sons of Veterans at their annual 
encampment at Anderson in July. 

As to the honors of the past year. Phi Delta Theta maintained her 
prestige. Fred Owen, '96, and Herbert Woodsmall, '98, represented 
the Athenian Society in the Inter-Society entertainment held com- 
mencement. E. L. Beck, '98, is manager of the college annual — 
Kodak, while O. J. Redmond holds the position of local editor. In 
athletics, Ed Middleton, '97, won easily the prize given to the best 


Indiana Alpha, Indiana University. 

The University opened too late to admit our letter in the October 
Scroll. As usual the year began with a goodly number of Phis 
upon the field. Five brothers were lost by graduation, Carlon, Tay- 
lor, Compton, Mason and Harrison, and three, Bros. Trook, Ed- 
wards and Gifford on account of their failure to return. Good 
material, however, was plentiful at I. U. and the vacant seats about 
the ** Phi fireside '^ were soon filled by equally strong and loyal Phis. 
Those initiated are Bros. Thad W. Rodecker, '97, Pekin, 111., Karl 
Newman, '99, La Grange, Ind., James Patten, '99, Indianapolis, 
Frank Gifford, '99, Tipton, Ind., and W. Hormens, ''99, New Al- 
bany. Besides these we also have a pledged man, J. Alsop, '99, of 
Vincennes, Ind., who will no doubt be with us in the near future. 

We were exceptionaly fortunate also in gaining six additional mem- 
bers by affiliation, Bros. Edwards, of Wabash College, Wiles, of 
Franklin, Kahl and Funk, of DePauw, and Hudson, of Butler. The 
latter is the president of the State Oratorical association. Bro. W. 
W'. French has returned to take a course in law and still remembers 
the *'ties" of the past. Indiana Alpha can certainly feel proud at the 
manner in which good fortune has smiled upon her, and can more 
than ever hold her place among the fraternities. W^e number at 
present 24 — a **band true and tried.'' 

The prosperous condition of Phi Delta Theta has but kept pace 
with the university. The college year opened auspiciously. A larger 
attendance than ever before ; several new and necessary departments, 
and the employment of a larger number of professors, tend but to 
show that I. U. is following the path of progress and is holding well 
her destined place among western universities. Indications are such 
as to make us believe that an additional building, a Chapel Hall, will 
soon be constructed, a thing at present of pressing need to the 

At present foot-ball is no doubt the all absorbing question of the 
day, and we are glad to say that the time has come at last when Indiana 
University can also make its share of ** noise.'' Foot-ball to us has 
heretofore meant but little, but this year the tide seems to have 
turned. Tired of the abuse heaped continually upon us for the past 
few years, the student body felt a desire for a change. Accordingly 
Osgood, the famous half-back of the University of Pennsylvania, was 
procured to coach the team, and with his aid the dormant foot-ball 
spirit was soon aroused. Enthusiasm ran so high and the spirit to 


lege at Columbus, Ohio. This year we began with seven members 
Bro. Evans from Kentucky Delta returning to swell our number. We 
have since initiated Bro. £. S. Bridges, ^99, making our total num- 
ber eight, and besides have pledged three of the most popular men 
in the preparatory department, all of whom were feted by the other 
fraternities before we secured them. 

The present year bids fair to keep pace with its predecessor. 
Foot-ball is the reigning sport here, altho^ tennis commands a share. 
On the second team we have four men. several of whom are playing a 
game that may secure transferance to the first team. Bro. Ballis was 
a delegate to the Y. M. C. A. Convention at Terre Haute. We also 
hold offices in Y. M. C. A. and the Presidency of Philal. Literary 

The roll of fraternities shows that conservatism is the rule : Beta 
Theta Pi, 8: Sigma Chi, 11 : Phi Gamma Delta, 10. 

Yours in <!>/ ii\na^ 

Hanover, Nov. 3, 1895. M. J. Bowman. 

Indiana Zeta, Dk Paiw University. 

De Pauw l^niversity opened for the year '95-'96, on September 19, 
with a slight decrease in numbers, but with the determination to 
make this year the best in regard to work. Among the Faculty, sev- 
eral changes have been made, Pres. J. P. D. John resigned to enter 
the lecture field. At their last meeting the Executive Board abolished 
Bro. Priest's department. Oratory, but at the request of the students, 
it was re-instated. Bros. Bentley and Brumback, instructors in the 
Prep. School, have resigned. Bro. Bentley goes to Johns-Hopkins 
to take a post-graduate course in Philosophy. Bro. Brumback will 
teach in Illinois. 

We lost seven members by graduation last June. Bro. Bly will 
teach latin in the Taylorsville, 111., High School; Bro. Morse will 
take civil engineering at Purdue: Bro. Chaffee will attend the Indi- 
ana Medical, at Indianapolis; Bro. McNutt is taking a post-graduate 
course at De Pauw; Bro. House, in addition to his work as instructor 
of mathematics in the Greencastle High School, will carry on a post- 
graduate course at De Pauw : Bro. Roberts teaches at Charleston, 
111. ; Bro. Gary will spend the next year on his farm in Rush County, 
Ind. Bros. Frank and John Walker, '96, did not return, but will be 
back next semester to graduate with their class in June; Bro. O'Dell 
will teach at O'Dell, Ind.; Bro. Scotten, '97, enters University of 
Illinois, and Bros. Kahl and Funk will affiliate with Indiana Alpha. 


Our chapter has been known among the students for years as the 
»* musical fraternity/' Last year we had a fine orchestra of six 
pieces and this year the principal musicians of the college are Phi 
Deltas. One of the students said the other day, that you couldn't 
belong to Phi Delta Theta unless you could play the ** High School 

We have never talked Chapter House, but are content with our 
suite of six rooms. There has never been a Chapter House at 
Wabash and I don't think there will be very soon. 

A chapter of Kappa Sigma was started here the latter part of last 
year with five men. They now number fifteen and have a very good 
hall. The other fraternities have done very little this year, they will 
average about twelve men apiece. 

On last Thursday night Indiana Beta, assisted by one man from 
each of the other fraternities, observed Hallowe'en in her hall. About 
twenty-two couples were present, and some very beautiful as well as 
comical costumes were presented. The walls of the rooms were cov- 
ered with grinning, lighted pumpkin heads, and autumnal boughs 
festooned the arches. 

Ices were served during the evening, and the past, present and 
future of each one was told by the old witch in her booth in the cor- 
ner of the room. The affair proved quite a society event for the city 
as well as the college. 

Several changes have taken place in the faculty since last June. 
Bro. Garner, assistant in chemistry, and Bro. Olive, assistant in 
botany, have left, and Prof. Horton has been succeeded by D. D. 
Hains, '95. 

With best wishes for the development of Phi Delta Theta, 1 
remain. Yours in the Bond, 

Crawfordsville, Nov. 5, 1895. Royal H. Gerard. 

Indiana Gamma, Butlp:r College. 

Butler and Indiana Gamma opened the year with bright prospects 
and for the latter we predict a most happy and successful time. Nine 
men returned to the chapter this year. We lost George Hoke, a good 
man, by graduation. Four others failed to return, Stallo Vinton, 
who is now at Columbia college; Robert S. Foster, now at Prince- 
ton; Chas. R. Hudson, who is attending the State University and 
Herbert E. Goe, who is with the Bowen-Merrill Co., Indianapolis. 
The Phis welcome Bro. Baker, '94, back to Ir\ington. Thus far we 
have initiated one man, whom we gladly introduce to the Phis in 


general as Frank C. Olive, '97, of Indianapolis, 36 South Linden 
street. We have also pledged three choice men, Ned S. Powell, 
Alvin Frazier and Carl McGaughey, who will, we are sure, wear the 
shield to its honor. The Phis are **inif socially, politically and 
otherwise, and hold the same old position as they have ever held. A 
good time is never to be refused and so the Phis realized it at the 
commencement of the term by giving an ideal ♦* hay-ride.'' On the 
night of Hallowe'en, also, a merry company whiled away the ghostly 
hours in the Phi hall. This was the first affair given in the hall 
since it has been improved. Such improvements have been made, 
it may be said, as to make it the most desirable and comfortable hall 
here in many respects. 

In the honors of the college we hold our own. Bro. Blount is 
president of the athletic association, Bro. Lister is captain of the 
foot-ball team, while Bro. Wright is sub-center. Bro. Shipp is assistant 
editor of the Collegian. The presidency of the State Oratorical Asso- 
ciation for the present year came to Butler and Indiana Gamma, and 
was conferred upon Bro. Hudson. 

There are two other fraternities here, Sigma Chi, six members, and 
Delta Tau Delta, eleven members, but in reality we are peculiar to 
ourselves and have no rivals. 

Fraternally yours, 

Irvington, Nov. 8, 1895. A. B. Carpenter. 

Indiana Delta, Franklin College. 

The past year has witnessed many improvements at Franklin Col- 
lege. The grounds have been improved, elevators are now in use and 
better than all the new gymnasium is nearing completion. 

Indiana Delta begins the year with ten active members, having lost 
by graduation Bros. Frank Martin, P. A. Reynolds, W. C. Monroe 
and O. C. Wright. Bros. Wright and Monroe are attending Theo- 
logical Seminary at Rochester and Chicago, while Bros. Martin and 
Reynolds are engaged" in business in the city. Bro. Martin was 
elected Colonel of the Indiana Sons of Veterans at their annual 
encampment at Anderson in July. 

As to the honors of the past year. Phi Delta Theta maintained her 
prestige. t>ed Owen, '96, and Herbert Woodsmall, '98, represented 
the Athenian Society in the Inter-Society entertainment held com- 
mencement. E. L. Beck, '98, is manager of the college annual — 
Kodaks while O. J. Redmond holds the position of local editor. In 
athletics, Ed. Middlelon, '97, won easily the prize given to the best 


all around athlete, while Oran Province, '98, proved invincible in the 
*«bike '' contests. 

The absorbing question of the day is foot-ball, which has revived 
since the recent decision of the faculty, allowing games. We are 
now represented on the team by Bros. Woodsmall, '98, Beck, '98, 
Redmond, '96, Middleton, ^97, Captain, and Douglass, Manager. 

We entertained our alumni Tuesday eve of commencement week by 
a reception given at the elegant home of Bro. Drybread. And then 
on the evening before we initiated E. L. Beck, '98 and J. L. Burton, 
'96, whom we hereby introduce to the Phi world. Brother Burton 
has been detained at home but will be with us in the near future. 
The long period of inactivity during the summer months was also 
productive of good results. We take pleasure in introducing to the 
Phi world, Mr. Will Martin, '96. Yours in the Bond, 

Franklin, Nov. 12, 1895. Ma crick Douglass. 

Indiana Epsilon, Han<^ver CoLLE(iE. 

Altho' not accustomed to make a very decided noise in our secluded 
nook down here on the Ohio, Indiana Epsilon once more rejoices to 
compare her record of success with those of her sister chapters. At 
the close of last year it was a matter of frequent remark that in regard 
to honors Phi Delta Theta had taken everything. It is not a sample 
of boasting but a literal truth, when we say that in every field in 
which it was possible for us to compete — whether in regard to 
athletics, class standing, prizes, contests or officers — Phi Delta Theta 
was not only represented, but in barely a single case stood so low as 
second. To the long list of college honors sent in last year, must be 
recorded the victory of our tennis team, consisting of Bro. Parrott and 
Oldfather, who easily captured the silver cup which accompanied the 
championship in doubles. On the annual Senior Preparatory Exhibi- 
tion, our pledged men, Oldfather and Roberts represesented us — 
Oldfather being Salutatorian and winning second place in declama- 
tion. After the exhibition the cliapter proceeded to •* active '' busi- 
ness and some time before morning had for introduction to the Phi 
world at large Bros. E. A. Ballis, Portland, Ore.: W. A. Oldfather, 
Hanover and G. P. Roberts, Dillsboro, Ind. We deem ourselves 
fortunate above our rivals, in having secured such fine men from the 
then small and unpromising class of '99. 

We lost three members by graduation — Bros. Dibler, Shelby and 
Johnson — Bro. Dibler being one of the eight speakers on commence- 
ment. We also lost Bro. Reid, '98, who is attending medical col- 


lege at Columbus, Ohio. This year we began with seven members 
Bro. Evans from Kentucky Delta returning to swell our number. We 
have since initiated Bro. E. S. Bridges, '99, making our total num- 
ber eight, and besides have pledged three of the most popular men 
in the preparatory department, all of whom were feted by the other 
fraternities before we secured them. 

The present year bids fair to keep pace with its predecessor. 
Foot-ball is the reigning sport here, altho' tennis commands a share. 
On the second team we have four men, several of whom are playing a 
game that may secure transferance to the first team. Bro. Ballis was 
a delegate to the Y. M. C. A. Convention at Terre Haute. We also 
hold offices in Y. M. C. A. and the Presidency of Philal. Literary 

The roll of fraternities shows that conservatism is the rule : Beta 
Theta Pi, 8; Sigma Chi, 1 1 : Phi Gamma Delta, 10. 

Yours in <!>/ Ktna^ 

Hanover, Nov. 3, 1895. M. J. Bowman. 

Indiana Zeta, De Pauw University. 

De Pauvv University opened for the year '95-^96, on September 19, 
with a slight decrease in numbers, but with the determination to 
make this year the best in regard to work. Among the Faculty, sev- 
eral changes have been made, Pres. J. P. D. John resigned to enter 
the lecture field. At their last meeting the Executive Board abolished 
Bro. Priest's department, Oratory, but at the request of the students, 
it was re-instated. Bros. Bentley and Brumback, instructors in the 
Prep. School, have resigned. Bro. Bentley goes to Johns-Hopkins 
to take a post-graduate course in Philosophy. Bro. Brumback will 
teach in Illinois. 

We lost seven members by graduation last June. Bro. Bly will 
teach latin in the Taylorsville, 111., High School; Bro. Morse will 
take civil engineering at Purdue ; Bro. Chaffee will attend the Indi- 
ana Medical, at Indianapolis; Bro. McNutt is taking a post-graduate 
course at De Pauw; Bro. House, in addition to his work as instructor 
of mathematics in the Greencastle High School, will carry on a post- 
graduate course at De Pauvv ; Bro. Roberts teaches at Charleston, 
111. ; Bro. Gary will spend the next year on his farm in Rush County, 
Ind. Bros. Frank and John Walker, '96, did not return, but will be 
back next semester to graduate with their class in June; Bro. O'Dell 
will teach at O'Dell, Ind. ; Bro. Scotten, '97, enters University of 
Illinois, and Bros. Kahl and Funk will affiliate with Indiana Alpha. 


Bros. BIy, House and Roberts, ''95, and Bro. Bentley, '94, were 
elected to menibership in <|> B K. 

Indiana Zeta begins the new year with ten old members. Bro. 
Sparks, formerly of ^94, has returned and will graduate with ^96. 
We wish to present to the Phi world, Bro. Roller, '99, and Mr. Doyle, 
'01, pledged. We are now established in our new hall in the Allen 
block, where we will be glad to welcome all Phis. 

De Pauw starts out with bright prospects in foot ball, with Mr. 
Sandy as captain and manager. Bros. Ruick and Roller will fill 
their old positions on the team. By the untiring efforts of Bro. 
Priest and Mr. Mead, De Pauw has at last purchased a suitable sight 
for an athletic park. As soon as the field is graded the Athletic 
Association will commence the construction of a grand stand and 
gymnasium. Yours in the Bond, 

Greencaitle, Sept. 24, 1895. Frank Hall. 

Indiana Theta, Purdue University. 

Purdue University opens the year '95-96, with the brightest out- 
look she has ever had, which prospect Indiana Theta shares. Five 
new courses have been added and numerous additions have been 
made to the Faculty. The new Mechanical Laboratory', of which we 
are justly proud, is to be dedicated during the coming week. 

We have pledged four fine men, Edwin Lenox, E. M. Hulse, H. 
D. Fearis and R. R. Foster, all of '99, the best lot of pledged men 
secured by any fraternity in the University. Thirteen of last year's 
Phis have returned, including Bro. Miller, '95, who is taking a post 
course. Bro. T. E. Morse, De Pauw, '95, who is studying civil 
engineering, has affiliated. We also take pleasure in introducing W. 
H. Wheeler, '97, a newly made Phi. 

Bro. Andresen has been compelled to leave on account of ill health, 
but hopes to return in the spring. Bro. Lander has been elected 
manager of the Mandolin Club to fill the place so efficiently held by 
Bro. Andresen. Bros. Wheeler and Hartman, and Messrs. Foster 
and Hulse have gained places on the Glee Club, and Bro. Hartman 
was elected assistant manager. Bro. Harter has been elected a 
member of the Skulls of Thirteen, the Senior social organization. 

Under the efficient coaching of Balliett and Captain Robertson, 
our foot ball team has done its usual good playing. After holding 
the State championship three consecutive years, and winning the 
cup, the team has entered its proper class and games are being 
played with the best teams of the Northwest. Although defeated by 


the University of Missouri, Northwestern University and University 
of Michigan, respectively, the eleven has shown its ability to play a 
clean, skillful game and has upheld the University's stand for pure 
athletics. It has more than regained its losses in its victories over 
the Universities of Kentucky and Minnesota, while the early reports 
of the Michigan game indicate the better playing on the part of 

The various teams have brought amongst us Phis whom we have 
enjoyed very much. The U. of K. brought Bro. Mason of Cornell, 
and Ruick of De Pauw. The Minnesota teams included Bros. Hard- 
ing, Adams and South worth. At the same time we were visited by 
Bro. Harris of De Pauw, and Bro. Wedding of Wabash. With 
Northwestern came Bros. Mitchell, Pendleton, Allen, Dixon and 
McCasky. Bros. Brown, '94: Dodd, '94; Neff, '95, have each made 
us pleasant visits. Thus we are drawn closer to our sister chapters. 

Memorial services were held in the hall in honor of our beloved 
brother and tirst President, Lucius Vernon (iould, -93, who died in 
Rochester, Ind., October 12. Bros. Tingley, Dodd and Howe 
attended the funeral and acted as pall bearers. 

Yours in the Bond, 

Lafayette, Nov. 16, 1895. Bret Harter. 

MicHKJAN Alpha, University of MiCHKiAN. 

The attendance at the university this year is larger than ever before, 
the total number of students exceeding three thousand. The coming 
year promises to exceed all our former records in athletics. Thus far, 
our foot-ball team has been scored against but once ; that was Nov- 
ember 9th, when Harvard won against us with a score of 4 to o. 

The year also promises to be a very prosperous one for Michigan 
Alpha. We have remodeled and refurnished the chapter house 
throughout. We began the year with sixteen active members, includ- 
ing Bro. Howard Piatt Treadway, '98, of Grand Rapids, Mich. Bro. 
Foster, who graduated last June in the Literary department, has 
returned to take up work in the Law department. Bro. Wolcott has 
been unable to return on account of sickness. There are several 
Phis here from other colleges. Bros. H. Mont Smith and Frank C. 
Cheston, Pennsylvania Epsilon, and Bro. T. L. Pollock from Illinois 
Epsilon, are taking work in the Literary department. Bro. E. F. 
Wehrle, of Iowa Alpha, is in the Law department, and Bro. Burnett, 
Massachusetts Beta, in the Medical. 


Since collegje opened we have initiated Russell B. Thayer, ''99, of 
Saginaw, Mich., and Reginald Dubarst Steele, ^99, of Detroit; we 
also have two pledged men and several others are in view. 

In honors, Bro. McMullen is business manager of the Palladium^ 
and member of the Reception Committee of the Senior Reception ; Bro. 
Ewing is leader of both the 'Varsity banjo and mandolin clubs, and 
Chairman of the Invitation Committee of the Senior Reception; Bro. 
Palmer is a member of the 'Varsity banjo club; Bro. Hardy is mana- 
ger of the '98 foot-ball team. 

Our building fund is steadily increasing. The Alumni Association 
was incorporated last June, with a capital stock of ^20,000, for the 
purpose of handling the building fund. 

We hope to have, in a few years, the finest chapter house in Ann 
Arbor. Yours fraternally, 

Ann Arbor, Nov. 14, 1895. Roy M. Hardy. 

Michigan Gamma, Hillsdalk College. 

The college year opens with favorable outlook for Hillsdale. The 
per cent of new students is greater than last year. 

Bro. L. S. Shumaker, a member in ''9o-'92, was married last sum- 
mer, and is now preaching in Pennsylvania. Bro. J. C. Newcomer, 
'gi, removes his pastorate to Ewart, Mich. Bro. J. N. Green, '91, 
is teaching in Vermont. Bro. Holland writes his name with **Prof.'' 
his address being Burlington, Mich. F. W. Hunter, a charter mem- 
ber of Michigan Gamma, gave us a very brief call September 23. He 
is a druggist at St. James. Minn. 

Phi Delta Theta comes in for her share of honors for this year. In 
the Military department, which by the way is made compulsory this 
year, Bro. Robinson is Captain of Co. A: Bro. Myers is First Lieu- 
tenant of Co. A: Bro. Austin is Chief Musician. Bro. Robinson still 
holds his position as tutor in Latin, and Bro. Myers in English. 

The College glee club is doing excellent work this year, and si.x of 
its members wear the sword and shield. The Alpha monument, do- 
nated by the Alumni of the Alpha Literary Society, adds much to the 
appearance of the front campus. 

Thus far we have pledged but one new man, F. F. Soule. How- 
ever, we are in the rush, and prospects are flattering for more re~ 

Hillsdale, Sept. 30, 1895. N. B. Sloan. 



Illinois Delta, Knox College. 

The prosperity which seemed to be ours at the opening of the fall 
term still continues. We have not lost a single man that we wanted 
this year, and moreover, made a desireable catch while the other 
fraternities were unmindful of our doings. This was the pledging of 
Harry A. Parkin, of Elgin, who gives promise of being one of the 
strong men of next yearns freshman class. He is president of one of 
the preparatory literary societies, represents the department on the 
athletic board and is business manager of the preparatory foot-ball 

We have this year fifteen active men in the chapter. We had 
hoped to have sixteen, but Brother Chas. Day was compelled to leave 
school because of ill-health soon after the term opened. We arc 
about equal numerically with Phi Gamma Delta, while Beta Theta Pi 
has eleven. There are four men whom we are working with the hopes 
of pledging when they enter college next year. 

Never were prospects brighter for Illinois Delta in the memory of 
those in the chapter than at the present time. There is a lively in- 
terest taken in fraternity matters by all the members and several ad- 
vance steps are being taken. For some time the Chapter House 
question has been a subject near to the hearts of several in the chap- 
ter, but it was not brought before the chapter until recently and for 
some weeks there has been much figuring and planning. Brothers 
D. F. (ireen, '89, and A. S. Green, '90' now reside in the city and 
are frequent visitors at the hall. They are pushing the house ques. 
tion at every opportunity. It is felt by all that at present the chapter 
lacks the requisite alumni to build a home of its own, so the plan is 
to rent a suitable house if it can be found. It is believed that this 
will show the benefits to be derived from a Chapter house and the 
ultimate result will be the erection of one. So far the stumbling 
block has been to find a house large enough within available distance 
from the college, but we believe we have track of one now and next 
term may find us nearer the goal. At the recent stag banquet of 
Illinois Zeta this was the keynote of all the toasts and our boys be- 
came more and more enthused as the evening progressed. 

We are holding up our end of the honors this year. Brother Reiley 
is always found on the left end of the foot-ball team. Brother O'Leary 
could have a place at guard or tackle if he wished it and Brother 


Buchet is fast developing into a fine half-back, having played in sev> 
cral games with the first team. Brothers Lewis and Cooper substi- 
tute occasionally. 

Brother Guy Johnson was mainly instrumental in getting up the 
foot-ball benefit dance given on the night of Hallowe'en. Of the eight 
men on the Coup d "^Eiat staff we have four, two being Betas and two 

In a recent meeting of one of the college literary societies the 
fraternity question was debated. The affirmative of the question, 
which was against fraternities was supported by two of the hottest 
anti-fraternity men in school. The negative was supported by a 
Barbarian and a Phi Gamma Delta Sophomore. But few fraternity 
men attend this society so the anti-fraternity men had things their 
own way. The debate has been the talk of the school for the last 
two weeks and although the decision was against fraternities it has 
done more for the cause of the greek letter societies than any move- 
ment of ours could have accomplished. 

Socially this has been the busiest year at Knox for many a day. 
We have little informal dances in our hall twice a month and besides 
there have been no end of parties in the college and city circles. 
Last week Epsilon Chapter of Delta Delta Delta entertained all the 
Greeks for an evening very pleasantly. Nine from our chapter en- 
joyed Illinois Zeta's seventeenth annual stag banquet. In fact there 
are so many social engagements every week that we have not found an 
opportunity to accept the hospitality which several resident alumni 
have extended to this chapter. 

We will close this letter with the statement, which we proudly 
make, that Phi Delta Theta is again coming to her rightful place in 
Knox college. 

Yours in the Bond, 

Galesburg, Nov. 13, 1895. George M. Strain. 

Illinois Epsilon, Illinois Wesleyan University. 

The college opened for the year under very propitious circumstances. 
The endowment fund has been largely increased and the scientific 
department much enlarged. The number of students is larger than 
ever before. Our chapter lost five good men by graduation last com- 
mencement, and but five have returned. The best news that we have 
to announce to our former members is that the old hall, from which 
we have been deprived for the past two years, has again been secured. 
This hall was the home of our chapter for over twelve years. Al- 


though we have but five members in school, by the time we again 
write to the Scroll our membership will be doubled, and perhaps 
more, for we have many persons waiting for us to ask them, and some 
are only waiting to be initiated. 

There are two other fraternities and one sorority, Sigma Chi, Phi 
Camma Delta and Kappa Kappa Gamma. Kappa Alpha Theta, 
which was a strong factor decided to throw up her charter last spring, 
thus leaving only one sorority with full sway. 

Bro. Marsh who graduated in the class of '95 has gone to Harvard 
and reports that he is much pleased with his work. Bro. Bert Miller 
who completed the law course, writes that he is comfortably located 
at Kankakee. The brothers of this chapter were much grieved re- 
cently over the death of Bro. Leonard M. Prince, 2d Lieut., U. S. 
Army. Bro. Merrill and Miller, of the class of '95, have entered the 
law school. Yours in the Bond, 

Bloomington, Nov. 14, 1895. J. W. Probasco. 

Illlvois Zkta, Lombard University. 

Illinois Zeta is enjoying a prosperous term. The condition of the 
University is better than it has been for several years. A new ladies 
seminary is now being constructed which will add greatly to the 
school's advantages. Bro. C. E. Nash, D. D., of Brooklyn, New 
York, is soon coming to take the president's chair, and a boom is 
expected both financially and numerically. 

Our chapter has had excellent success in securing new men, and 
we take pleasure in introducing as men worthy of Phidom, William 
Beale, Howard Foster, Fred Washburn, William West, and Edward 
Trego. We are opposed by the Delta Theta chapter of Sigma Nu, 
numbering fourteen members. Their character is shown by the fact 
that they continually initiate men that have been discussed and 
dropped by us. 

W^e recently held our Seventeenth Annual Stag Banquet, in which 
we were joined by Illinois Delta of Knox College. An interesting 
toast programme followed. 

Wishing success to Phi Delta Theta everywhere, I remain, 

Yours in the Bond, 

Galesburg, Nov. 13, 1895. E. L. Shinn. 


Illinois Eta, University of Illinois. 

At the beginning of this semester the prospects for a good year 
look very bright for our University. The number of students is fully 
twenty-five per cent greater than the enrollment for last year. The 
large appropriation made by the Legislature last spring has enabled 
the University to make many desirable changes in the different 
departments this year, and during the summer the grounds have been 
greatly improved. The contract for a $175,000 Library has been let, 
and our new engineering shops are nearing completion. Another 
addition to the number of buildings this year will be President 
Draper's new $20,000 residence, the foundation of which is nearly 
laid. In general, we can say that our Institution is enjoying a very 
prosj>erous period, and Illinois Eta seems to have caught her share 
of the surrounding prosperity and is keeping pace. 

This year we start out with sixteen active members and have since 
initiated Thomas Milford Hatch, '98, of Goshen, Ind., and John 
Griffith, Jr., '99, of Chicago, two very prominent men in their 
classes and socially as well. Noble, '96, of Champaign, will be 
initiated this week, and in our next communication expect to present 
several more to the fraternity. We have made several improvements 
in our chapter hall this year and a movement toward the raising of a 
fund for a chapter house has been started. We are glad to welcome 
Bros. Wright, of Illinois Epsilon, and Scotten, of Indiana Zeta, into 
our midst, and hope they will like their new surroundings. Bro. 
Kruse, who was with us last year, made us a short visit while on his 
way to Boston, and a very pleasant party was given in his honor the 
28th of September. He expects to enter the Massachusetts Insti- 
tute of Technology and we wish him a successful year. We occa- 
sionally receive visits from Bro. Maxon, '95, who is now occupying a 
good position with the C. & E. I. K. R., and Bro. J. D. Neal, 
Michigan Alpha, and Bros. Davis, Noble and Wedding, of Indiana 
Beta, made us a call October 5th. They accompanied their foot 
ball team to Champaign. Our members who graduated last year 
seem to have been very fortunate in securing positions soon after 
school closed and frequent letters tells us that all are doing nicely. 
Bro. F. H. Hamilton, who filled the office of reporter last year, is 
First Assistant City Engineer of Springfield, while Bro. S. R. 
Duffy is filling a position in the editorial department of the Chicago 
Tribune^ and Bro. Harms has secured a position in El Paso Smelling 
Works, El Paso, Texas. Last week Bros. Duffy and Gilchrist sur- 


prised us with a very valuable etching for our hall, and it is quite an 
addition. Among the members of the faculty we miss Bro. Bruner 
very much this year. He has accepted a call to the chair of 
Romance Languages in Chicago University. At the last meeting of 
the Junior Class Bro. Barr was elected Editor-in-Chief of the 
College Annual for this year to fill the vacancy made by L. T. Ham- 
ilton, who did not return this year, thus giving us the Editor-in-Chief, 
Business Manager and Assistant Business Manager of '97 lllio. 

Our foot ball team is doing good work this fall, and we expect to 
make quite a showing in the foot ball world before the end of the 
season. Bro. Beebe, right guard, Bro. Chester, left half back, Bro. 
Scotten, right half back, and Bro. Barr, sub quarter, are our repre- 
sentatives this year on the team. We are also very glad to learn of 
Bro. Slater's exceptionally good work on the C. A. A. team. Since 
our last letter there is one addition to the Greek world at the Univer- 
sity. It is the Kappa Alpha Theta ladies Sororiety, and we extend 
to them a cordial welcome. The Student's Assembly gave their first 
informal party in the l^niversity parlors October 5th, and all had a 
very enjoyable time. A short musical program, followed by games 
and dancing, formed the order of exercises. 

Wishing the General Fraternity a successful year, I remain. 

Truly yours in <t>/-f^/a. 

Champaign, Oct. 6, 1895. F. C. Beem. 

Wisconsin Alpha, Univkrsitv of Wisconsin. 

The fall Semester at U. W. opened auspiciously for Wisconsin Al- 
pha, with twelve old members back to enter the rushing lists. As a 
result, the names of Leslie Thomas Hubbell, of Manistique, Mich., 
and Paul De Groat, of Fon du Lac, Wis., are attached to the Bond of 
Phi Delta Theta, while Karl F. Geilfuss and Dwight Sanborn of Mil- 
waukee, are pledged. For next year, we have been lucky in pledging 
four Milwaukee men, all great *♦ catches.'' Bro. Wm. Griswold, of 
Illinois Eta, is attending Wisconsin this year, and will soon affiliate. 
The rushing season has been an exceptionally hard one, and we are 
more than proud of our success. In addition to those pledged, we 
have several more desirable men on the string. 

We are back into the chapter house which we occupied last year. 
In regard to owning a house, it at last looks as if our hopes were going 
to be realized, and, if we are successful in establishing a permanent 
chapter fund this year, the fall of '96 will probably see us installed in 
quarters which we may some day call our own. 


The chapter is well represented in University organizations this 
year. Bros. Anderson, Dickinson, Mann and Fish are playing foot- 
ball: Bros. Fairchild, Hughett, Bacon, DeCiroat and McDonald are 
on the musical clubs; Bro. Fairchild is on the Literary board of the 
»• Badger/' — the University annual, and Bros. Manson and Hughctt 
are the U. VV. tennis team. 

The rival fraternities are as follows, in order of their importance : 
Chi Psi, Sigma Chi, Rho Kappa Upsilon (local), Delta Upsilon, 
Theta Delta Chi, Delta Tau Delta, and Phi Gamma Delta. With the 
best of wishes. Yours in the Bond, 

Madison, Nov. 7, 1895. John H. Bacon. 

.Missouri Alpha, I'niversitv of Missouri. 

Missouri Alpha has not been heard from for some time, but never- 
theless our chapter is in good condition and striving hard to keep up 
the high standard of former years. The school year opened with ten 
men returned to the fold of Missouri Alpha, and since that time three 
worthy brothers have been initiated into our beloved fraternity. They 
are, Richard Harry Woods of Versailles, Mo., Junior Law: Dudley 
Steele Conley of Columbia, who has three brothers Phis — alumni of 
Missouri Alpha, and Robert William Brown of Carrolton, Mo., both 
of the Sophomore class. 

(^f our last year's men who did not return, Bro. Macfarlane is prac- 
ticing law at Mexico, Mo. : Bro. Johnson is associated with the law 
firm of his father and uncle in St. Louis; Bro. F. O. (iudgell is 
attending the Yale Law School : Bro. Young is in a law office in 
Kansas City, and Bro. Child is in St. Joseph, Mo. Bro. G. C. 
Broodhead, Jr., is back again with us, after several months spent with 
a surveying party on the Missouri river. Among the distinctions and 
honors received by members of our chapter, which have not been 
mentioned in previous letters are: The Individual Drill Medal, Bro. 
R. S. Edmonds; M. S. U. Committeeman of Inter-collegiate Orator- 
ical Association, Bro (]. J. Stampfli; Manager (ilee Club, Bro. G. 
H.English: Asst. Manager Foot-ball team, Bro. StampHi ; Member 
of Savitor Board of Five, Bro. English. Bro. Williams is also a 
member of the glee club. 

On the foot-ball team we are represented by Bro. G. D. Allee, full- 
back. The team this year, under the able coaching of ** Pop '' Bliss, 
Yale half-back '92, have been signally successful, having defeated 
strong teams from Vanderbiit, Purdue, De Pauw, Northwestern and 
Iowa. Our members enjoyed seeing Bros. Boogher, Fitzgerald and 


Keller of the Vanderbilt team, and Bros. Lawrence and Hobbs of 
Iowa, both of these games having been played in Columbia. The great 
annual game will be played at Kansas City, Thanksgiving Day, when 
we expect a reunion of Missouri University men and alumni of Mis- 
souri Alpha. 

We enjoyed having with us recently Bro. L. O. Rodes, Missouri 
Beta, ^88, when he attended the annual meeting in Columbia of the 
Hinton Medical Society, of which he is Secretary. 

With best wishes for our sister chapters. 

Yours in the Bond, 

Columbia, Nov. 15, 1895. Rovall Hill Switzler. 

Missouri Beta, Wkstminster College. 

Missouri Beta opened up with eleven old men. Bro. Harry Jacks 
was affiliated from Missouri Alpha. From the new men, we have 
secured four worthy Brothers — Bros. B. (]. Boone, Jr. and M. N. 
Ferguson, Clinton: C. K. Smith, Sweet Springs and Jos. H. Parker, 
Warrensburg. This makes our total number sixteen. 

Phi Delta Theta continues, as it has in former years to lead in all 
departments of college and social life. A Phi pin is a passport in 
this old college town. There are many things of which Missouri 
Beta is proud, but of none more than of our sisters. They now 
number twenty, and a more loyal set could not be found. 

It has been our custom for some time to give a series of informal 
parties to our sisters in the chapter rooms. The first of these 
Informals for the present year was given on October 21st, and it 
proved quite an enjoyable affair. On October 28th, President and 
Mrs. Gordon gave the members of the chapter and sisters a reception 
in honor of the twenty-first birthday of their son, Bro. E. C. Gordon, 
Jr. The reception was informal, continuing till quite a late hour, and 
all left praising our worthy hosts and their estimable son. 

Ten members of the chapter attended the Vanderbilt-M. S. U. 
game at Columbia on October 12th. While there, we had the pleas- 
ure of meeting Bros. Kellar, Fitzgerald and Boogher of Tennessee 
Alpha, who did fine work on the gridiron. 

At the opening of the term, we had with us several alumni to assist 
n the **rush,'' among them Bros. Henderson, I^mkin, Bush, For- 
sythe, Lyons and Gallaher. 

Politically, Missouri Beta continues to lead. Bro. Neel was elected 
Inter-Collegiate Oratorical Committeeman. This is considered the 


highest honor that the student body can confer, and it came to him 
totally unsolicited. Bro. Smiley is Editor-in-Chief of the Student 
and President of the Athletic Association. He was honored by the 
faculty by being appointed fellow in mathematics. He has the most 
brilliant record of any student in the history of the college, having 
taken every scholastic honor in his reach. We have five out of eight 
members of the staff of the Student. Bro. Ferguson is captain of 
the foot-bail team. Bro. Maule continues to be Athletic Director. 
The Reporter is President of the Philalethian Literary Society. 

The College is in quite a prosperous condition. By the beginning 
of the next term we hope to have completed four new buildings^a 
$30,000 Dormitory, Science Hall, Library Building and a new Presi- 
dent's House. With best wishes for the Scroll, I am. 

Yours in the Bond, 

Fulton, Nov. 7, 1895. S. Y. Van Meter. 

Missouri Gamma, Washington University. 

We take great pleasure in introducing to Phi Delta Theta, Bros. 
Clark, Cole, Simpson, Glasgow, Arbuckle, Fettus and Davis, who 
have been initiated since our last letter to the Scroll. The foot- 
ball team has been victorious in its games so far. The Phis are well 
represented on the eleven. The annual hand-ball tournament will 
soon take place; in this as in past years the chapter supplies most of 
the players. We have lost some of our best men but thanks to the 
efforts of both old and new members Missouri Gamma is in a flour- 
ishing condition with every prospect of a prosperous year. 

We have received visits from several out of town brothers which we 
have enjoyed very much. To all Phis who may be in St. Louis, we 
extend a cordial invitation to come and see us. 

Yours in the Bond, 

St. Louis, Nov. 13, 1895. Jos. Dickson, Jr. 

Iowa Alpha, Iowa Wesleyan University. 

We have four new men to introduce to the fraternity. Bros. Pearl 
Brown, John Helphrey, and Rolla Hukill, of Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, 
and Bro. Robert McBeth, of Keosauqua, Iowa, all of ^98. Through 
graduation last June we lost Bros. Young, Roth, Shearer and 
Kamphoefner. Eight old members returned this fall, making a 
present membership of twelve staunch and true Phis. 

A new piano was added a few weeks ago to the already luxurious 
furnishings of our parlors. The chapter gave a reception to the 


faculty and students of the college on the evening of October 21st. 
One hundred and fourteen invitations were issued and only two 
regrets received. The boys spared neither time nor expense to make 
the affair a success. The rooms were beautifully decorated, and 
everybody seemed to have a good time. 

Our prospects for the future are unusually bright: we are in the 
midst of the rushing season, and are more than holding our own. 
A chapter of Beta Theta Phi composed of nine men are our only 
rivals. They gave up their hall four years ago and since then have 
had no regular place of meeting. 

Phi Delta Theta has captured a good share of the honors thus far 
distributed. Bro. Frantz is editor-in-chief of our college Journal, 
Smith, subscription agent: Potter, exchange editor, and McBeth, 
associate editor, also Secretary of Oratorical Association. Bro. Lute 
is President of Y. M. C. A., and Robinson President of the Junior 

In the Military Department Bro. Frantz is Capt Co. A., Bro. Rob- 
inson, First Lieutenant, Bro. Smith, Second Lieutenant, Bro. 
Kamphoefner, First Sergeant, Bro. Lute is Second Lieutenant of 
Co. B., Bro. Creath is Quartermaster of the Battalion, Bro. Rommel, 
Sergeant-Major, Bro. Hukill, Bugler. 

The Iowa Wesleyan is prospering with an increased attendance 
this year. Work on a new ladies dormitory will be begun in the 
near future, and a department of Mechanical and Electrical Engineer- 
ing, with Observatory attached, will be established in a new building 
by January i, 1896. 

Yours in the Bond, 

Mt. Pleasant, Nov. 4, 1895. Frank S. Robinson. 

Iowa Beta, State University. 

Since we were last represented in the Scroll, Iowa Beta has been 
very prosperous. We have worked hard and most harmoniously and 
the outlook for us is bright in every way. 

Allow me to introduce to the fraternity our new brothers, William 
G. Hicks, junior medical ; Samuel Warren Hobbs, junior collegiate, and 
Carlton Hayes, junior law. Bro. Hobbs is full-back of our foot-bali 
team this fall and his good work has already marked him out for 
distinction. He is also prominent in track athletics. Although our 
list of new members as yet is not large we are proud of it on account 
of its quality. We have also several freshmen pledged and expect to 
introduce them in our next letter as full fledged Phis. 


Brother Wakefield, of Lombard University, is attending the law 
department here and has affiliated with us. There are also three 
members of Iowa Alpha in school here who, we hope, will become 
active in Iowa Beta soon. 

We are well represented this year in college politics and a goodly 
share of offices and honors have come our way. Brother Lawrence 
>^as appointed manager of the foot-ball team by the athletic board, 
who at the same time removed a Beta from that position. Brother 
Gordon Hayes is manager of the track team. We have two men on 
the Hawkeye^ Brother Hobbs and your correspondent. 

Socially Iowa Beta has sustained its reputation in a very creditable 
manner. A camping party of Phis and their lady friends spent a 
week of the latter part of June at the Palisades on the Cedar river. 
We brought back with us over fifty pictures besides other souvenirs 
of the trip to decorate our halls. It was a week of genuine pleasure 
for all concerned and promises to become an annual occurrence with 
Iowa Beta. A dance and several card parties have brightened our 
work this fall wonderfully. We enjoyed visits from Bros. Calvin and 
Lomas at the beginning of the school year. Bro. Calvin is still with 
the C. B. & S. R. R. in Chicago, while Bro. Lomas is attending the 
Rush Medical School in the same place. 

Iowa Beta and the whole fraternity sustained a great loss in the 
death of Leonard S. Blinn, who was accidently shot at his home in 
Toledo, Iowa, this summer. He was a most lovable boy and his 
loss is felt as a personal one by all who knew him. Thus another 
brother has been installed into that Chapter (irand. whose members 
are waiting to welcome us on the other shore. 

In conclusion let me say that Iowa Beta's latch-string is always 
out for visiting Phis. Members from other chapters and alumni are 
cordially invited to make themselves known to us when in Iowa City. 
With best regards to all true Phis. 

Yours in the Bond, 

Iowa City, Nov. 9, 1895. (iEO. M. Prick. 

Kansas Alpha, University of Kansas. 

Kansas Alpha must be pardoned for being tardy in her letter to the 
Scroll, as the new reporter did not stay in school but a few weeks. 

Phi Delta Theta numbered eleven men at the beginning of this 
school year. The boys began *• chinning '' immediately, and though 
there was plenty of new material, were not hasty in extending invita- 
tions, but soon decided on several who showed the qualities of good 


Phis, and pledged W. A. Sanford of Kansas ^City, Mo., and C. A. 
Carter of Topeka, Kan. Later we were decidedly victorious in 
pledging Jno. Outland, the foot ball star of this year's team. He 
weighs 185 pounds and is considered the best half-back K. U. has 
ever had behind the line. In our last game with Nebraska he succeeded 
in making the two touch-downs for K. U. This week the boys are 
wearing the white and blue in honor of M. C. Freeland of Paolav 
thereby celebrating a victory over three other fraternities. 

It is with the deepest regret that we chronicle the death of Bro. 
Ed. O'Bryon, which occurred the 27th of October. While faithfully 
fulfilling his duty as Principal of the Newton High Schools he was 
taken down with typhoid fever and was barely able to return to his 
home in this city. Although he received the best medical aid, he did 
not overcome his last and only enemy. He was especially successful 
as a student, and at the end of his senior year, '93, he was honored 
by being elected to membership in <!> H K. Both in school and as a 
teacher he reached that degree of excellence well represented by the 
motto of Phi Delta Theta. 

Four of our old men have left us. Bros. Merryfield and Turner 
have secured positions. Bros. Seckler and Hudson will be in school 
again after Xmas. Bro. Bradford will also be with us by January i. 

Bro. Armor, captain of the foot ball team, had the misfortune of 
having his ankle broken in a practice game early in the season thereby 
rendering him unable to play foot ball this fall. However, we are 
represented on the team by Bros. Outland and Agnew. 

On the Lhiiversity Weekly we are represented by Bros. Schroder 
as local editor, and Smith as treasurer. We have several good men 
on the list and after thorough investigation, will probably extend the 
invitation to some of them. 

We have secured a new hall which we will move into the 23rd, and 
will be glad to entertain all Phis who come. 

Lawrence, Nov. 15, 1895. C. W. L. Armor. 

Nebraska Alpha, I nivkrsity of Nebraska. 

The University of Nebraska opened on September 25th in a flour- 
ishing condition. Our library building is having the finishing 
touches and will soon be ready for dedication. We have a new 
Chancellor, Dr. MacLean, formerly occupying the chair of English 
language and literature at the University of Minnesota, who has al- 
ready made a favorable impression upon all interested in the univer- 
sity. Captain John Gulfoyle, of the Ninth regiment, U. S. A., takes 


the place of Lieutenant Persling, head of the battalion and instructor 
in military science. 

The boys have returned to college full of zeal for the <f> A 9. Six 
loyal brothers, Raymond, Elliott, Tillson, Shears, C. Haggard, 
Wheeler and Menser, did not return and we shall sadly miss their aid 
and counsel. Bro. Raymond is attending Columbia, Bro. Elliott is 
at the Chicago Medical School. Brothers Raymond, Elliott and 
Menser are graduates. 

We started out with thirteen active members, and have initiated 
John T. Sumner, Edwin R. Davenport, both of Omaha, Nebraska, 
and Bert D. Whedon, of Lincoln, Nebraska. It gives us great 
pleasure to introduce such worthy men to the * A B world. Our 
motto, •' Men not numbers," has brought the chapter to its present 
high standing. Phi Delta Theta still leads in society and college 

In honors the chapter has been very fortunate. Brothers Hay ward 
and Spooner are on the foot-ball team. Bro. Hay ward is manager of 
the base ball team. We are represented by Spooner, Jones and 
Whedon in the glee club, Bro. Jones is manager. Brothers Muel- 
ler, Sinquest and Westerman are on the mandolin club. In military 
circles, Bro. Jones is sergeant major, Bros. Oury and Westerman are 
sergeants, and Bros. Russell, Haggard and Stone are corporals. 
Bro. Oury is business manager of the junior annual, also of the Stu- 
dents Co-operative Book Co. Bro. Russell is one of the editors of 
University Monitor^ a new college paper. 

(ireat interest seems to be felt in athletics, and especially in foot- 
ball. Our team has given great satisfaction thus far, carrying off the 
honors in the contests with the teams belonging to the athletic asso- 
ciations of Sioux City, Iowa: Denver, Colorado: Omaha, Nebraska, 
and the University of the State of Missouri. 

A new feature among the .sororities is the adoption of a »*pledging 
day."" It has aroused a great deal of interest among the girls. Uni- 
versity .society people started the ball rolling with the military hop, 
given in honor of Lieutenant Persling, at the state capitol. Delta 
Tau Delta received in their new Chapter House in honor of Chancel- 
lor and Mrs. MacLean. Phi Kappa Psi gave a dance October 25th. 
One of the prettiest receptions of the season was given by the Kappa 
Kappa Gamma girls to Chancellor and Mrs. MacLean at Miss Resurs. 
The Kappa Kappa Gamma, Delta Gamma and Delta Delta Delta 
have given a number of teas. 


On the 26th of October a jolly lot of Kappa Kappa Gammas and 
Phi Delta Thetas crowded into an old buckboard, drove eight or nine 
miles into the country and spent the day nutting. The young ladies 
of this sorority are noted for the *» fine spreads'' they provide for 
such occasions, and their efforts in that line are always fully appre- 
ciated by the boys. 

The following fraternities have chapters here : Phi Delta Theta, 
Phi Kappa Psi, Beta Theta Pi, Sigma Chi, Delta Tau Delta, Sigma 
Alpha Epsilon. The sororities are Kappa Kappa (lamma. Delta 
Gamma, Pi BeU Phi, Delta Deltrf Delta. 

Best wishes to brother chapters. Yours in the Bond, 

Lincoln, Nov. 3, 1895. Earl A. McCreery. 

California Alpha, Univkrsitv of Califor.via. 

The present college term is drawing to a close leaving the chapter 
in a prosperous condition. We have twenty members on our roll. 
We lost by graduation last year only Bro. Parcells. Bro. Holmes re- 
turned and is taking post-graduate work in mining. Bro. Torrey also 
is with us, having been made assistant instructor in Biological De- 
partment. Bro. Smith, ex-'96, has re-entered and will graduate with 
the class of '97. All our other members returned except Bro. Bagley, 
'97, who is at Blakely, Wash. 

We have initiated two splendid men of the Freshman class: 
George Curtis DeGarmo, and Fred Edgar Engstrum, both of Lps 
Angeles. We are sure to add to our list of initiates, having several 
good men in consideration. We hope to make the number at least 
five, in order to offset our loss upon the graduation of '96. 

Our prospects for the year are encouraging. We are fortunate in 
having twelve brothers in the chapter house, and could have more, 
were it larger. Under more united aims and energetic policy, we arc 
determined to have, ere long, our own chapter house. All the broth- 
ers, active and alumni, continue enthusiastic over the plans. »»The 
Phi Delta Theta of Berkeley '' has been incorporated, and a goodly 
sum toward building has been collected from subscriptions, with more 
to follow. 

The fraternity stands high in the estimation of the faculty and the 
student body. California Alpha is well represented in college and 
class honors. Bro. Friend is President of the Associated Students; 
Bro. De Garmo is president of the Freshman class : Bro. Case is 
Editor-in-Chief of '97 's Blue and GoUiy and Bro. Reinhardt is Assist- 
ant Manager; Bro. Koch has again become the recipient of the 


Hinckley scholarship; Bro. Kierulff ranks as Captain in the Univer- 
sity battalion ; Bros. Creed and Reinhardt are in the Board of Man- 
agers of the University of California Magazine ^ and Bro. Creed on 
the staff of the Berkeleyan ; Bro. Brown is University correspondent 
of the Oakland Tribune \ Bro. Russell is on the staff of the Josh^ and 
University correspondent of the San Francisco Call. The chapter 
holds the following college records: Bro. McChesney, tennis cham- 
pionship: Bro. Torrey, 220 yard hurdle, 25 1-5 seconds: Bro. Koch, 
440 yards dash, 50 3-5 seconds, and half mile in 2 minutes i 1-5 sec- 
onds. Bro. Torrey also has an individual record in the 120 yards 
hurdles, of 15 4-5 seconds, and Bro. Koch in the high jump of 5 feet 
10 1-4 inches, and in the 16 pound shot put of 39 feet 4 inches, the 
latter winning for him the Magee medal, which has been offered and 
contested for for three or four years. As most of the college world 
knows. Bros. Koch and Torrey won fame and honor in the eastern 
inter-collegiate athletic contests. Bro. Koch, as best man of the win- 
ning team in the Western Inter-collegiate Athletic Association con- 
tests, was offered the presidency of that body but he declined it. He 
will graduate at Christmas, five months before his class. Bros. Gish 
and De Garmo, in addition to their regular collegiate course, are in 
the middle class of the Law college. Bro. Reinhardt will, in all prob- 
ability play left guard in University eleven. 

The registration for this year in the University is the largest in its 
history. There is lack of proper accommodation, so much so, that 
cottages on the campus are used as recitation rooms. Stanford, in- 
stead of lessening the attendance here, as was expected, acts as a 
stimulus. By the will of the late Prof. Harold Whiting, of the Phys- 
ics Department of the University, who, with his entire family, was 
drowned at sea, $20,000 has been left to the University, the income 
of which is to be devoted to the Department of Physics. A site for the 
affiliated colleges (those of the professions) , in San Francisco, has 
been given by Mayor Sutro of that city. He intends building a mag- 
nificent structure for his famous library of 300,000 volumes and pre- 
senting the same to the University. 

Just at present, out door activities are centered on foot-ball. The 
Vniversity Freshman eleven defeated the Stanford eleven 44 to o. 
Butterworth, the famous Yale full-back, is our coach this season. 
Everybody is looking forward to the great game on Thanksgiving Day 
between the elevens of Stanford and California. 

The chapter was honored last week by a visit from Bro. C. A. Pef- 
fer, '92, Pennsylvania Delta, who is out on the coast on a combined 
business and pleasure trip. 


The University contains chapters of the following college fraterni- 
ties, in the order of their establishment, their numerical strength also 
being given : 

Zeta Psi, 1870, 14, own chapter hall; Phi Delta Theta, 1873, 20, 
rented three story house; Chi Phi, 1875, '9» rented house; Delta 
Kappa Epsilon, 1876, 26, rented house; Beta Theta Pi, 1879, 25, 
own chapter house; Sigma Chi, 1886, 12, rented house: Phi Gamma 
Delta, 1886, 16, rented house: Kappa Alpha Theta, 1890, 21, rented 
house: Sigma Nu, 1892, 18, rented house; Gamma Phi Beta, 1894, 
15, rented rooms: Omega Alpha (local), 1894, 19, rented house; 
Sorosis, 1894, 10, — : Sigma Alpha Epsilon, 1894, 13, rented house; 
Kappa Alpha, 1895, 6, — : Chi Psi, 1895, 12, — . 

\'ery truly in the Bond, 

Berkeley, Nov. 15, 1895. Geo. D. Kierulff. 

California Beta, Leland Stanford, Jr., University. 

At no time in the past two years has the future promised so much 
for Stanford University as now. In August the suit of the United 
States government against the Stanford estate for over $15,000,000 
was decided in the U. S. Circuit Court favorable to the University. 
The case was carried on appeal to the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals 
where the former decision was sustained. Another appeal has been 
taken to the Supreme Court of the United States. The case has not 
yet come up for trial, but there is little doubt that the judgment will 
be in line with the decisions of the two lower courts. In that case 
it will make available to tlie university the large endowments provided 
by the will of Senator Stanford, and which, up to this time have been 
tied up in the courts, pending a decision on the government claim. 
The university will eventually get the whole Stanford estate valued at 
between $15,000,000 and $20,000,000, making its endowments 
larger than that of any other college in the United States. 

At the close of last school year, most of the fraternities at Stanford 
lost heavily by graduation and Phi Delta Theta suffered with the rest. 
Bros. Hetherington, Eaton, Look, Doherty and White took their de- 
grees, of these Bros. Hetherington and Eaton have returned for graduate 
work. Bro. Hill received his diploma at the close of the summer 
school, and is now teaching in the High School at Salinas, Cal. Bro. 
White has taken a position with Brown, Ketchum & Co., of Indian- 
apolis, Ind., and Bro. Look is principal of the schools at Anderson, 
Cal. Bro. Green, '97, has entered Harvard, and Bro. Smyth, '96, is 


attending the University of Chicago. Of the sixteen men who com- 
posed our chapter last year, but nine returned this fall. Though few 
in numbers, there has probably been no time in the history of the 
chapter when the members have been inspired by more enthusiasm 
and fraternity spirit. Since the opening of college we have initiated 
three of the best men in the Freshman class : Rov P. Rice, of Los 
Angeles, Cal. : R. Everett Burbanks, of San Jose, Cal., and John E. 
McDowell, of Ashland, (Jhio. They are all men whom we are proud 
to introduce to the fraternity. (Others have been pledged, and will be 
initiated soon. We are glad to have with us this year Bro. Ford N. 
Taylor, '98, of V'anderbilt University, who is an enthusiastic Phi. 

Believing that it is to our interests as a fraternity, as well as individ- 
ually, to be as near the University as possible, we have given up the 
house in Palo Alto occupied by us last year, and are again located on 
the campus. To possess a house of our own is one of the aims of our 
chapter, which we hope and expect to realize soon. 

Just at present, foot-ball is engaging the attention of everyone at the 
University. Walter Camp of Yale, the *» Father of American Foot- 
ball, '^ is coaching our team again this year, and the men are showing 
rapid improvement under his instruction. He will be assisted in 
coaching by several of the best players on the Pacific coast. Every- 
one is confident that the team, which nietts the University of Califor- 
nia eleven in San Francisco on Thanksgiving day, will retain for 
Stanford the championship of the Pacific coast. Bro. Eaton is foot- 
ball Manager, and it is in a large measure due to his energy that the 
situation is so promising. 

Our chapter can boast of its share of college honors. Bro. Hether- 
ington is the instructor in charge of the Gymnasium : Bro. Eaton is 
assistant registrar and foot-ball manager: Bro. Lake is assistant 
manager of the '97 annual, T/w Stanford Quad, and Bro. Rice is- 
flutist for the mandolin club. Bros. I^ke, (Jreen and Price were 
among the eight men of the class of '97 who were announced last year 
as members of Theta Nu Epsilon, and Bros. Fife and Smyth were at 
that time admitted as honorary members. Bros. Allen, Fife and Price 
arc members of Sigma Sigma, a Junior-Senior secret society. 

The class of '99 has decided to inaugurate the custom at Stanford 
of giving a Freshman Glee, to occur sometime in December. Bro. 
McDowell is chairman of the Committee on Arrangements. 

We have recently had the privilege of entertaining Bros. Tompkins 
and Young, California Alpha, '92, now of San Francisco. We were 


glad to make their acquaintance and found them loyal Phis, whose 
interest in the fraternity has been undiminished by the several years 
which have passed since their graduation. 

On May 27, Bro. Allen was married to Miss Lilly V. Burch, of 
Washington, D. C. Mr. and Mrs. Allen live at Palo Alto, and Bro. 
Allen is continuing his University work. 

Yours in the Bond, 

Stanford University, Nov. 2, 1895. Wilson C. Price. 


In the twilight, tenuous and dim, that drifts the edge of day. 

The wearied Earth, like vestured monk, kneels daily down to pray. 

** Oh, pardon, Abba I all the griefs and fears and sin-caused pain, 
"I'hat this day on thy Father-heart have left their saddening: stain." 

With dusky fingers pressing soft the prayer-wet lips of Earth, 
The \ight sings silently the song of its renewing birth ; 

And lo! from day-hid sheaths, into the shadows of the Night, 
The stars flash down their sabres straight of shivering, naked light. 

Edwin O. (inovER. Dartmouth^ -94. 



Massachusetts B — H. L. Warren, '95, is in business at Hol- 
den, Mass. 

Massachusetts B — J. S. Lawson, '95, is studying at the New 
Vork Law School. 

Massachusetts B— S. Walter Fiske, '95, has entered the Hart- 
ford Theological Seminary. 

Massachusetts B — R. Wesley Burnham, '95, is sub -master of 
the (ilou< ester High School. 

Massachusetts B — Tracy B. (jriswold, '95, is attending the 
Auburn Theological Seminary. 

Michigan A — J. Dudley Dunham, 94, is a Junior in the Ohio 
Medical University at Columbus. 

Iowa B — Brother Converse, '95, has opened a law oftice m 
Cresco, Iowa, and is prospering fmely. 

Massachusetts B — C. A. Andrews, '95, is Professor of Latin 
and French in the Holyoke High School. 

California A — H. B. Torrey, '95, is instructor in the Depart- 
ment of Biology at the University of California. 

Vermont A — At the recent examination for admission to the 
Vermont bar, T. C. Cheney, '91, led his, which numbered 
aI>out fifteen. 

California A — Russ Avery, '94, has been admitted to the bar 
by the Supreme Court of the State. He will pursue a course of 
law at Harvard. 

Tennessee A — At the recent citv election in Nashville, Alfred 
E. Howell, '82, was elected councilman by the largest majority 
received by any candidate. 

Massachusetts B — Howard A. Lincoln, '92, has removed from 
Springfield, Mass., to Portland, Maine, where he is with the 
Portland and Rumford Falls Railway. 

Vermont A — R. A. Stewart, '93, was recently admitted to the 
Massachusetts bar and has located for practice in Worcester, 
Mass. The firm name is Morgan & Stewart. 


Massachusetts A — W. T. Morris, '92, is the junior member of 
the firm of Hall & Morris, manufacturers of artificial building 
stone, 378 W. Rich street, Columbus, Ohio. 

Ohio B — C C. Vail, ex-'96, has gone into business at Colum- 
bus, Ohio, room 10, Marzetti Building, High and Gay streets. 
He is a wholesale dealer in jewelry novelties. 

Iowa B — Brothers VV. H. Bremner and Robert Shular have 
formed a law partnership and are located in Des Moines, Iowa. 
Visiting Phis will always be welcomed by them. 

Indiana — The first transfer of Purdue to the Chapter (jrand 
is Lucius Vernon Gould, '93, a charter member of the chapter, 
who died at Rochester, Indiana, October 12, 1895. 

Indiana E — R. S. Reid, '98, of Bucyrus, Ohio, after one year 
at Hanover, has entered the Starling Medical College, Columbus, 
Ohio. He may be addressed at 338 E. State street. 

Indiana P — Three of the most prominent figures in the recent 
Hinshaw murder trial were Judge John \ . Hadley, '63 (<I>A0), 
and attorneys John S. Duncan, 65 (4> A ©), and Cassius C. 
Hadley, ex -'85. — Butler Collegian. 

New York A — J. M. Mayer, former editor of the Scroll, and 
ex-President of Alpha Province, has recently been appointed 
attorney of the Board of Excise in New York City, for the term 
of three years, at $5,000 per annum. 

Indiana P — General Irvin Robbins, '60, has been appointed 
Adjutant-General of the (irand Army of the Republic by Com- 
mander-in-Chief Walker, of Indianapolis. Gen. Robbins already 
had a similar position on the staff of Governor Mathews. 

Vermont A — (ieo. H. Dalrymple, '95, writes from Poultney, 
Vermont, where he is teaching Mathematics in Troy Conference 
Academy. He says he greatly misses the Scroll and wants to 
get ** on the list' so he will know what is going on in the 

Ohio Z — Official Circular, No. 131, of the General Superin- 
tendent of The Baltimore & Ohio Southwestern Railway Com- 
pany, October 28th, 1895, promotes Mr. J. G. Bloom, '89, to 
Division Engineer of the Springfield Division, with headquarters 
at Flora, 111. This gives Brother Bloom entire supervision of 
several hundred miles of track and of the 250 men who will be 
under his direction. It is a merited recognition of his ability. 
Brother Bloom has been married some three years. 


New Vork B — C. W. Blessing, 'ZZ, and graduate of the 
ik)ston Theological Seminary in '93, having just finished a post- 
graduate course in philosophy in Boston University, sailed for 
Germany, October 19, where he intends to continue his philoso- 
phical studies at Leipsig. 

Pennsylvania Z — Edward H. Small, A. M., M. I)., '85, is 
one of the best known physicians of Pittsburg. He delivered 
the ** Chairman's Address" in the Section on Diseases of 
Children at the annual meeting of the American Medical Asso- 
ciation at Baltimore in May last. 

Georgia B — Claude N. Bennett, 'ZZ, who has for some time 
been in Washington as Private Secretary to Secretary Hoke 
Smith, was on November 4, nominated by President Cleveland 
to be agent to make allotments to Indians. Brother Bennett's 
home is Atlanta, (ieorgia, and by profession he is a journalist. 

Ohio A — Nathan L. Burner, '92, is Dean of the Pharmacy 
Department and Professor of Chemistry in the Ohio Medical 
University, in which institution J. E. Brown, Ohio Beta, '84, is 
Dean of the Medical Department. On October 23, Brother 
Burner was united in marriage to Miss Alice Bell Siebert of 

Vermont A — E. H. Adams, '91, chemist for the New York 
Tartar Co., was married Tuesday, November 5, 1895, ^^ Miss 
Grace Johnson of Burlington, Vt. The wedding took place at 
the home of the bride and was immediately followed by a reception 
at which Vermont Alpha was well represented. The newly 
wedded couple will reside in New York City. 

Illinois A — Rev. Charles C. Albertson, '89, who for the past 
three years has been pastor of the First Methodist Episcopal 
Church at Jamestown, N. Y., has been transferred to a pastorate 
in Buffalo, N. Y. Bro. Albertson is an eloquent speaker and a 
cultured gentleman, and is one of the ablest and most popular 
divines in western New York. 

Wisconsin A — Harper's Mngazwc for November contains a 
contribution by Wardon Allan Curtis, ^89, entitled ** An Inci- 
dent in the Franco-Prussian War," which in style remarkably 
resembles the work of the late Ciuy De Maupassant, whose 
stories are so full of the dramatic element, and are so crisp and 
pungent in expression. Bro. Curtis is the author of the lengthy 
article on ''Eastern and Western Fraternities," published in the 
Scroll last June. 


Pennsylvania Z — The Scroll regrets to announce the death 
of Lieut. L. M. Prince (U. S. A.), '87, at his old home in 
Bloomington, HI., November i, 1895. ^^ ^^'^s stationed at 
Omaha, but five months before his death, left his post in quest of 
health. He was married November 14, 1894, to Katharine 
Rinehart, who, with an infant of but a few weeks, is left to 
mourn him. A more extended notice will appear in the Chapter 

Rhode Island A — A. P. Reccord, '92, later of Harvard Divinity 
School, is now pastor of the Chelsea, Mass., First Unitarian 
Church. On Wednesday, October 30, 1895, ^^ ^^'^^ united in 
marriage with Miss Mae I'ripp, an accomplished young lady of 
Charleston. Brother Reccord has but recently assumed the 
pastorate of this church, and on Tuesday evening, November 
12, a pleasant reception was tendered the pastor and his wife in 
the commodious vestry of the church. 

Ohio Z — Harry A. Kahler, '87, returned the middle of Sep- 
tember from a four months' trip abroad. He was accompanied 
by his wife and infant son Woodland, and in the party were also 
his mother, Mrs. K. M. Kahler, and Judge and Mrs. Gray, the 
whole party being from Dallas, I'exas. The time was spent in 
England, Scotland and, briefly, Paris. The financial interests of 
the Security, Mortgage and Trust Loan Co., of which Brother 
Kahler is General Manager, recjuire regular visits to England. 

Indiana P-- William Wilson Buchanan, *88, and Miss Kath- 
erine Blanche Hadley, '88, were married on the evening of 
October zt^, at the residence of Judge (himself a Phi) and Mrs. 
John V. Hadley, at Danville, Ind. About fifty friends of the 
l)ride and groom went over on a special train from Indianapolis 
and Irvington. These were chiefly old Butler students and 
business friends of Mr. Buchanan's. He and Mrs. Buchanan 
left the same evening for Kansas City, where they will reside. 
Mr. Buchanan is engaged in looking after the Western interests 
of the Bowen-Merrill Co., of Indianapolis. He and his bride 
will be at home after November 15, at 415 (iarfield avenue, 
Kansas City. 

Michigan F — The Indianapolis Journal, May 15, in the report 
of the great May Festival, says : ** It may be fairly said that 
Mr. Oliver Willard Pierce, '91, had the ovation of the afternoon. 
Not because he belongs to Indianapolis by adoption, but on 
account of the really magnificent piano performance he gave in 
playing the concerto in G minor, *Op. 45,' by Saint-Saens. Mr. 
Pierce accomplished all that the concerto holds with the broad. 


true conception of the finished musician. He far surpassed the 
piano performance of the evening before in brilliancy of playing 
and tenderness and delicacy of expression. Those who knew 
Mr. Pierce were proud of his playing and, with the strangers, 
assisted in giving him a perfect storm of applause at the close." 

Pennsylvania F — The following is a clipping from the McKees- 
port Times of October 17th, concerning a W. & J. Phi of the 
class of '87 : 

**The marriage at high noon today of Miss Florence May Bell 
Kem, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. W. H. Kern, and Harry T. Stewart, 
city editor of the Times, took place high among the brilliant array of 
nuptial events of this season. On account of a recent bereavement in 
the family of the bride the guests were confined to about thirty of the 
relatives and intimate friends of the couple. The bride was attired 
in a magnificent gown of heavy white-corded silk, trimmed with 
pearls and old point lace. She carried a bunch of white brides roses. 
The interior of the house was beautifully decorated with roses, carna- 
tions, ferns and palms, the predominating color being pink. After 
the ceremony, breakfast was served by Caterer Kennedy of Pittsburg, 
and later the couple left for a wedding tour northward. They will be 
at home to their friends at the residence of the bride's parents after 
November i . Mr. Stewart is a graduate of Washington and Jeffer- 
son College, and assumed the city editorship of the Times over two 
years ago. During his residence in this city he has made a host of 
friends by his genial manners and pleasant disposition. Miss Kern, 
his bride, is a deservedly popular member of the leading society 
circles of the city, a church worker of success and a charming young 
lady of many accomplishments. A wide circle of friends unite in the 
wish that their future lives may be full of happiness and success.'' 

Tennessee A. — The following invitation has been issued, and 
concerns a Phi well known throughout the fraternity : 

Mrs. William Jasper Howard requests the honour of your 
presence at the marriage of her daughter, Mary, to Mr. Sterling 
Price Gilbert, on Thursday evening, December the twelfth, at half 
after eight o'clock, in Saint Paul's Church, Columbus, Georgia. 

The society column of the Atlanta Constitution, Sunday, Sep- 
tember 2 2d, 1895, ^^^ ^^is ^o ^^y ^vhen the engagement was 
announced : 

The engagement of Mr. S. Price Gilbert and Miss Mary Howard, 
of Columbus, is announced and the wedding will occur on the nth 
of December. This news will be of great interest to Atlanta people, 
for Mr. Gilbert is very well known here, both in society and in politi- 
cal life. He was for two terms one of the foremost members of the 
legislature, has for several years held the important office of solicitor 
general, and is regarded as a strong possibility for congress in the 
near future. Personally, he is one of the most attractive young men 


in Georgia, one who has hosts of friends throughout the State. 
Miss Howard has for a season or so been one of the belles of Colum- 
bus. She is extremely pretty in a refined, aristocratic way and is 
possessed of many accomplishments, being splendidly educated and 
unusually clever. She is the daughter of Mrs. Frances A. Howard, 
of Columbus, and is connected both on her mother's and father's 
side with a number of prominent families in the south. Every good 
wish goes forth from his Atlanta friends to Mr. Gilbert and his 
prospective bride. 

Mr. Gilbert was President of Gamma Province from 1883 to 
1886, when he was elected Treasurer of the General Council at 
the New York Convention, in which office he served efficiently 
until 1889. He has a host of friends in Phi Delta Theta, and 
his marriage will be of more than ordinary interest from a <^ A 
point of view. J. C. Mc Reynolds, Tennessee Alpha, will be 
the groom's best man. R. O. Howard, Georgia Beta, the bride's 
brother, will give her away at the altar. The Scroll congratu- 
lates Brother (Gilbert, and to the bride and groom extends the best 
wishes of the fraternity. 

Illinois Z — Dillon-Wild. Prominent Families United. Mar- 
riage of 1). P. Wild and Mary Kathryn Dillon a Brilliant Social 
Affair. — Miss Mary Kathryn Dillon and Daniel Pierce Wild 
(Illinois Zeta, '92 ) were married last evening at 8:30 o'clock in 
the Presbyterian Church, by Rev. William Carter, assisted by 
Dr. N. White. 

The marriage of these prominent young people has been the 
topic- of society talk and anticipation in Sterling for sometime and last evening the spacious church was crowded with 
guests, eager to see the culmination of the happy event. The 
handsome church was decorated in a beautiful manner, banks of 
green from which myriads of marguerites, marigolds, china 
asters and other flowers looked out upon the splendid assemb- 
lage of the wealth and fashion of the city before them, covered 
the platform and auditorium front. Palms and graceful ferns 
added variety to the decorations. A screen of palms was placed 
around the organ loft, while on the opposite side of the altar 
stood a magnificent snow on the mountain plant, covered wiih 
bloom. A gate of green and yellow flowers marked off the 
pews along the center aisle to be occupied by the relatives of 
the bride and groom. Cieorge M. Robinson presided at the 
organ and rendered several appropriate selections preluding the 

At the appointed time the guide ribbons were placed by the 
ushers and the bridal party entered from the rear, proceeding 
down the center aisle, while the organ pealed forth the glad 


music of the Wedding Chorus from Lohengrin. Two petite and 
pretty Httle flower girls, Misses Isabel Robinson and Louise 
Beck with, dressed in white and carrying baskets of flowers, pre- 
ceded the wedding party and opened the floral gate. After 
them the ushers, Messrs. George E. Button (Illinois Zeta) of 
Sycamore, George F. Tapper (IlHnois Zeta) of Chicago, John 
Dillon, brother of the bride; Bert R. Hager of Sterling, Harry 
A. Blount (Illinois Zeta) of Macomb, and Walter S. Gerts of 
Chicago, entered first, followed by the brides maids. Misses 
Lydia Harmon of Chicago, Ruth Gait of Sterling, Frances 
Burdick of Chicag6, Emeline Cowan of Pontiac, and Elinor 
Wild of Sycamore, sister of the groom, all attired in becoming 
white and yellow silk and carrying bouquets of marguerites. 
Miss Margaret Dillon, maid of honor and sister of the bride, 
came after the bridesmaids. She was attired in a rich gown of 
taffetta silk trimmed with chifibnette and ribbons. Then came 
the beautiful bride, accompanied by her father. She wore a 
handsome gown of white Victoria cord and white silk, with veil 
of tulle, and carried a bouquet of white roses and lillies of the 
valley. Never did she look so lovely, and a murmur of admira- 
tion passed through the assemblage as she entered. 

The groom and his best man, William P. Dutton (Illinois Zeta) 
of Sycamore, accompanied by Rev. William Carter and Dr. N. 
White, stepped from the pastor's study in front and met the 
bridal party at the altar. The ceremony was a modified form of 
the Episcopal ritual. Dr. White, President of Lombard College, 
asked the Divine blessing and pronounced the benediction. 

Concerning the personalty of the fortunate young couple, it is 
scarcely necessary to say anything. Both merit the many con- 
gratulations received, for each has secured an equal, neither of 
whom are surpassed. The bride leaves unfilled a social position 
of importance in our city. A daughter of one of our foremost 
families, she has ornamented her position with beauty and 
becoming accomplishments. Her winning disposition has 
secured her friends without number. The groom is a son of Mr. 
and Mrs. (ieorge P. Wild of Sycamore. Mr. Wild is the lead- 
ing banker of the city, and his son holds a position of trust and 
resf)onsibiIity in his employ, having been fitted by training and 
education, as well as by inheritance, to hold the leading busi- 
ness and social position of that city in the years to come. All 
the felicitous circumstances that cluster around a wedding were 
present at this one, and the happy young couple start in life with 
the brightest of prospects, accompanied by the best wishes of 
myriads of friends. — Sterlings liL, Gazette, Sept, 5, iSg^, 




A T A — The Rainbaiv for June states that during the two pre- 
vious years the fraternity had withdrawn from Iowa Agricultural, 
Simpson Centenary, Wooster, Hanover, Buchtel and Bethany 
(the latter being the birthplace of the fraternity), and had 
entered Northwestern, Leland Stanford, Jr., University of Illi- 
nois, University of Nebraska, Wabash and Ohio State Univer- 
sity. There are now thirty-eight active chapters all reported 
strong except those at Western Reserve and Franklin and Mar- 
shall. Reports this fall seem to indicate that the Virginia chap- 
ter is in a precarious condition. Edwin H. Hughes, Newton 
Centre, Mass., an 1889, graduate of Ohio Wesleyan, begins 
service as editor of the Rainbinu this fall. 

K A (Southern Order) — The Xi Chapter at Southwestern 
University, (reorgetown, Texas, is occupying the lodge built for 
it during the summer. It is planned for meeting purposes only. 
The Rho Chapter at South Carolina College has been revived, 
and a charter has been issued to six students to form a chapter 
at Stanford University. The name of the Beta Chapter at Vir- 
ginia Military Institute, which has maintained sub rosa for a 
number of years, presumably by i)ost graduate initiates, has been 
dropped from the directory. This leaves the chapter at Ken- 
tucky University (a denominational, not the State school) the only 
sub rosa chapter. The convention wisely re-elected J. B. 
Keeble editor oi the Journal ^ and he was authorized to select an 
associate editor for a position on the Journaly that would entitle 
such associate to a salary of $150 a year. 

X 4' — The Cornell chapter has purchased from Prof. Willard 
Fiske and the heirs of Mrs. Jennie Mc(iraw-Fiske, the famous 
McGraw Fiskc mansion at Cornell. The purchase includes 
about five acres of ground, a beautiful situation overlooking 
Lake Cayuga. It is believed that Cornell Chi Psis now have the 
handsomest chapter house in this country. The mansion cost 
more than $120,000, and $20,000 was paid to F. C. Cornell for 
the twenty acres included in the original site. The mansion has 
never been occupied save by a care-taker. Mrs. Fiske caused 
it to be built while she was in Europe, and did not live long 
enough after her return to Ithaca to occupy it, or even enter it 
alive. Her funeral was, however, held in it. The mansion is a 


yery beautiful structure. The present Chi Psi Chapter House, 
which is down town, remote from the Cornell campus, was 
bought by ex-Senator Selkreg for $12,000. A chapter has been 
established at the University of California, with twelve charter 

A K E — The Forty-Ninth Annual Convention opened with a 
reception at the Century Club, Syracuse, N. Y., on the evenmg 
of November 13. The public literary exercises were held in 
Crouse College, Syracuse University. The orator was Justice 
Solon W. Stevens, of the Massachusetts Superior Court, his sub- 
ject being **The Duty of Educated Men in Public Life." The 
poet was Prof. J. Scott Clark, of Northwestern University, whose 
theme was ** An Old Prof's Dream." On the following after- 
noon the delegates were driven in tally-hos about the city, and 
later they were received by the young ladies of A <I>, K A and 
r * B at their chapter houses. The banquet was at^ the Yates 
House, on the evening of the 15th, about 150 members being 
present. The convention included delegates from the thirty-six 
active chapters. The Syracuse Standard, reporting the conven- 
tion, said : 

»* Of course the business meetings are secret, but it leaked out in 
the hotel lobby yesterday that the fraternity had been the first in this 
country to be honored by an application for a charter from that 
ancient and most honorable institution, Cambridge University, the 
very heart and center of the culture of England. The application 
came from a crowd of leading students in Trinity Hall College. But 
Delta Kappa Epsilon, as one of the delegates said, is ' a Yankee 
institution,^ and it was decided for the present, that it would be inad- 
visable to go outside of America.'' 

It was decided to meet in Nashville, with the understanding 
that the convention of 1897 should be at Detroit. 

B 11 — The Denison chapter now occupies a chapter house, 
purchased in June. Twenty-seven chapters live in chapter 
houses, of which six are owned by the chapters occupying 
them. The October number of the magazine contains an 
account of the ** Founder's Dinner,'' at Miami University, May 
24. This was a great success and was attended by a large num- 
ber, among them many of the old alumni of Ohio chapters. 
** Our athletic Record" discloses that of the American team 
selected by the New York Athletic Club to meet the English 
team, four were Betas. The correspondent from Boston Uni- 
versity says that the entering class numbers over 100. He does 
not disclose the further fact that of this number all but twenty- 
four are women. Last year out of 259 students in the College 


of Liberal Arts, "the proportion of women to men was over 
three to one. About nine-tenths of the men in the college 
department are fraternity members." The only male fraternities 
in this department are B © II, which had twenty-six members 
last year; ©AX, twenty-two members, and B 2 (local) four 
members. <l> A <t>, 2 A E and 11 2 P (local) are in the law 
department. The following is from a recent issue of the New 
York World: **At Boston University the senior class may 
organize a society for men's rights. There are more women 
than men in the class, and at a recent meeting the tyrannical 
majority overruled the minority and ordained that the cap and 
gown should be adopted. The men, with masculine indifference 
to the picturesque, are strongly opposed to the idea." 

2 X — The Twenty-second Grand Chapter of the fraternity 
was held late in the summer at Cincinnati. Over 1 50 Sigs took part 
in the convention, among them Benj. P. Runkle, the only sur- 
viving fender of the original seven. Authority was given for 
the revival of the Roanoke College chapter by a close vote. 
September 13th a chapter was established at VV^est Virginia Uni- 
versity, with eleven members. From recent developments it 
would seem that the chapter which existed at the University of 
Michigan, in the law department, as a rival of <I> A * and K S, 
has been inactive for more than a year. It is the chapter that 
precipitated upon 2 X the President Cleveland predicament, 
when to offset its rival, the legal fraternity, * A *, it tendered 
membership to the President on the occasion of his visit to Ann 
Arbor. It is said that the President accepted the invitation 
under the impression that it was the law fraternity which he was 
asked to join. The chapter at Minnesota was last year reduced 
to one man. The recent convention adopted * A ®'s method of 
paying railroad fare of delegates to and from conventions. A 
** Chapter House Sinking Fund" was established. The Novem- 
ber Quarterly appears with Frank Crozier as editor-in-chief, and 
has a handsome new cover design, unique and tasteful. In 
regard to chapter extension, it would appear that before a charter 
can be granted, the petitioners must be recommended by tivo 
persons already members of the fraternity, and receive the 
^'favorable vote 0/ at least one of three chapters located nearest to 
the petitioning institution." Doubtless 2 X laws provide other 
safeguards than these in the granting of chapters. 

^ Y — The Psi Vpsilon Revinc* is the title of a magazine, of 
which the October, 1895 (Vol. I, No. 2), is the first we have 
seen. It is published by the Psi Upsilon Review Co., 52 
McGraw Block, Detroit, Mich. When we see ^ Y literature 


coming from Detroit we are inclined to attribute the authorship 
to A. P. Jacobs, Esq., who is author of the Epitonu, The 
Rniiew strongly favors entrance into Wisconsin and Chicago 
Universities, and so has Mr. Jacobs for some time labored for 
these ends. Indeed, Mr. Jacobs in a card to the press has 
stated that when approached by members of the Wisconsin chap- 
ter of * K ^ some three years ago in regard to a charter from 
his society, he advised and helped in the formation of the local 
Rho Kappa Upsilon, and also **nor have the petioners or 
myself had any reason to doubt that it [their petition to ^ Y] 
would be granted in due time." The ** Omega Club" is the 
name of the society formed by the Chicago petitioners. Both 
petitions were approved by the last convention and are now 
seeking the approving vote of the chapters. Last year the Yale 
chapter, with eighty-eight members, was the largest, and the 
Kenyon, with six, the smallest. In this connection, this excerpt 
from the Kenyon letter in the October A K E Quarterly is inter- 
esting : 

*' As far as numbers go, this is an off-year for Kenyon. The Fresh- 
man class is the smallest that has entered within our time, and it has 
no praises to be sung. But still it has a mission and that mission is 
to demonstrate the incapacity of the present administration. And 
this is being accomplished so effectually that we feel safe in predict- 
ing a new rule for next year, and, what must inevitably result, a 
broad stride towards the front for Kenyon. 

** In reviewing the fraternities we find ourselves easily in the lead 
of both A A ♦ and * T in any way and every way that a comparison 
could be drawn, though we didnU see fit to make any additions from 
the Freshman class, while they both did.'' 

This paragraph, and a similar one is to be found in the Rcinnv^ 
would indicate that Kenyon students are becoming restive under 
the ancient regime. There was a class of eighteen men to sup- 
ply six fraternities this year. There is an excellent atmosphere 
and spirit in college life at Kenyon, but a ** general rejuvena- 
tion " is sadly needed. 



A class in Russian has been organized at Cornell this year. 

A proposed oratorical league among New England colleges 
meets with hearty support. 

Horses have been introduced into the artillery practice of the 
Military Department at Brown. 

Last year 12,218 volumes were added to Comeirs library; of 
these, 4,624 were received as gifts. 

The University of Georgia opened with an increase of 20 per 
cent, in attendance, which will probably reach 300. 

The third annual joint debate between Cornell and the Uni- 
versity of Pennsylvania will be held at Ithaca, February 21. 

The University of Illinois is to have a $150,000 library and 
museum building, a new observatory and a house for the 

The Columbia crew has received an offer from the Universities 
of Wisconsm and Minnesota to race in the East next spring, pro- 
vided Columbia would return the visit. 

Purdue opened with a larger attendance than ever. The new 
engineering building is about completed- Ex- President Harri- 
son has been elected a member of the Board of Trustees. 

Sir Henry Irving recently delivered a lecture at Columbia, 
Hall C^aine made an address at the University of Pennsylvania 
and Joseph Jefferson talked to the young ladies at Vassar. 

The total number of students at Johns Hopkins is 552. 
There are of this number 254 graduate students, 192 under- 
graduates, 108 in the medical school, 88 candidates for the 
degree of medicine and 20 physicians. 

The Archaeological Association of the University of Pennsyl- 
vania is raising funds to buy from C. I). Hazzard, of Minne- 
apolis, his collection of articles showing the culture of the cliff 
dwellers of Southwestern Colorado about 2,000 years ago. 

The Harvard faculty has passed a vote to the following effect : 
**That hereafter musical and dramatic performances by students 
be not allowed, except in places to which and from which the 
students can travel in one day." This vote was aimed directly 
at the Glee Club's annual Christmas trip, and the Easter trip of 


the Hasty Pudding Club to New York, both of which take place 
in vacation time. The members of the clubs are highly indig- 

On November 2d official announcement was made of another 
munificent gift of John D. Rockefeller to the University of 
Chicago — the unconditional presentation of $1,000,000, avail- 
able January ist, next, and $2,000,000 conditional on raising 
the same amount. A portion of the money will be used to erect 
buildings for new departments. Mr. Rockefeller's previous gifts 
to the institution amount to $4,300,000. 

The University of Minnesota had 2,171 students last year as 
follows: Postgraduate, 88; academic, 722; technical, 159; 
agricultural, 360; law, 310; medical, 378; summer school, 
243. This year the total will probably reach 2,500. A new 
laboratory for histology, pathology, pharmacy and bacteriology 
to cost $40,000 is being erected. A $100,000 drill hall and 
an observatory dome will be completed next year. 

The University of Pennsylvania, now in its 156th year, and 
with 2,500 students in the various departments, is to have a 
dormitory system, for which plans have been drawn and contri- 
butions amounting to nearly $1,000,000 secured. The proposed 
system consists of a continuous row of cottages, modelled after 
the Oxford University cottages, which will enclose a magnificent 
quadrangle. Entrance to the dormitories will be from the quad- 
rangle only. The cottages will be three stories in height, built of 
Sayreville brick with trimmings of Indiana limestone, each cot- 
tage accomodating, with sleeping, study and bathrooms, from 
twelve to fourteen students. There will be forty-four buildings 
connecting with each other and forming one grand structure 
broken only by gateways. Sixteen of the cottages are already 
in course of erection and will be completed by next fall. Each 
cottage will be named after the person contributing $10,000 to 
its erection. Rising above the living quarters of the students 
will be a chapel and dining hall, the former accomodating 1,000 
and the other 600 students. 

The friends of the University of Virginia — and there are 
many of them besides its alumni — received with sincerest regret 
the news of the destructive fire of October 27. The flames 
were confined to the public hall and the rotunda, but to prevent 
their spread, the buildings known as ** Old Chapel" and the 
reading room were blown up with dynamite. About two-thirds 
of the books in the rotunda were destroyed. The marble 
statue of Thomas Jefferson and the bust of Prof. John B. Minor 


were saved, but the portrait of Jefferson was burned, as, also 
were ** The School of Athens," a fine copy of the famous paint- 
ing by Raphael, and a geological laboratory of great value. 
Fortunately, among the ruins was found the trunk containing the 
rich Austin collection of the Lee correspondence during the 
Revolution, the letters being only slightly damaged. A conserva- 
tive estimate of the money loss, not taking into account the sen- 
timental value of the library treasures, is $250,000. The insur- 
ance was but one-tenth this sum. The greater part of the 
rotunda walls were left standing and substantial and the work of 
restoration has begun. Meetings have been held in various 
cities for the purpose of raising money by popular subscription 
to replace the material loss. A meeting of this kind in Washing- 
ton was presided over by Secretary Herbert, and a committee, 
headed by Postmaster General Wilson, Supreme Court Justice 
White and Thomas Nelson Page, was appointed to secure sub- 
scriptions. At a meeting held in Richmond, presided over 
by Geo. O'Ferrall, a considerable amount was subscribed, 
and It was resolved to request every newspaper in the Old 
Dominion to open a subscription list. It was also, ** Resolved, 
That a committee of seven be appointed from this meeting to 
memorialize the Legislature of Virginia to promptly vote a liberal 
appropriation to restore the buildings, library and scientific 
apparatus destroyed by the recent fire at the University of Vir- 
ginia, it being the sense of this meeting that the same general 
style of architecture shall be preserved as that adopted by its 
illustrious founder, Thomas Jefferson.'* 


The Scroll wishes its readers a Merry Christmas and a 
Happy New Year. 

* * * * 

The foot-ball teams are having things their own way now and 
during the recent visit of the Vanderbilt team to Richmond, Ky., 
the long-haired boys were handsomely treated. Dr. and Mrs. 
A. Wilkes Smith and the Phi Delta Theta gave a reception at 
the home of the former Saturday evening. The house was 
beautifully decorated in the blue and white of the society and the 
black and orange of Vanderbilt, and the same colors were con- 
spicuous in the lights upon the lawn, the flowers, cakes and ices. 
That evening also the 2 A E Fraternity kept open house for 


the visitors at their hall on Main street. A magnificent supper 
was served and here the decorations were in black and orange 
and purple and gold, the 2 A E colors. Both fraternities were 
assisted in receiving by some of the loveliest women in Ken- 
tucky, and the visitors were loud in their praises of Richmond 
and Bluegrass hospitality. — Society Notes ^ Louisrnlle Times , Octo- 
ber 26, iSgs. 

* * * * 

Engravmgs of Knox, Texas and Purdue Chapters will appear 
in the February Scroll. 

* * * * 

R. D. Ewing is the author of a new Phi Delta Theta Waltz, 
and has issued a novel circular under the head of ** Chimmie A 
Composer," which our already crowded space forbids publishing. 
Copies can be secured from R. D. Ewing, Phi Delta Theta 
House, Ann Arbor, Mich. Price, 50 cents. To members of 
Phi Delta Theta, 40 cents. Special prices for ten copies or 


* * * * 

Along the middle of November the worthy editor of the 
History^ and all round useful Phi, Walter B. Palmer, was sojourn- 
ing for a few days in Amsterdam, N. Y. While at work in his 
room -at the Hotel Warner on some government papers. Brother 
Palmer was alarmed by the cry of fire, and found the hotel hall- 
ways and corridors filled with smoke. Some **tall husthng*' 
was done but our good brother finally emerged through fire and 
smoke, pulling a government trunk by one hand and arm, while 
over the other was his overcoat and robe de nuit. He says the 
Fraternity could not afford to lose that trunk, as it contained all 
the papers and correspondence concerning the revision of Ritual 
and Constitution. 

Saturday evening the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity, at its club 
house near Vanderbilt campus, gave an informal reception in 
honor of the Centre foot-ball team. A representative from each 
of the other fraternities were invited. Every fraternity of Van- 
derbilt University excepting Chi Phi and Sigma Chi was repre- 
sented. Mr. Yungerman and Miss Myrtle Moore represented 
Beta Theta Pi; Mr. Welburn, Alpha Tau Omega; Mr. Brown 
and Miss Duke, Delta Tau Delta ; Mr. Hall, Sigma Alpha 
Epsilon ; Mr. Rand, Delta Kappa Epsilon ; Mr. Putnam and 
Miss Louise Maddin, Kappa Sigma. Among the other young 
ladies present were : Misses McFadden, Steele, Berry, Hyde^ 


Bertha Lewis, Sarah Lewis, Delia Sawrie and Lenora Richard- 
son. The reception was a most enjoyable social event and the 
Phi Delta Theta Fraternity in extending this courtesy to the 
visiting team but repays the courtesies of which the Vanderbilt 
team has been the recipients on its journeys. This step opens 
the way for similar receptions on the part of other fraternities at 
Vanderbilt \5xi\v^x%\\.y .— Nashville American^ N(n\ ^, i8gS' 

The followmg sentences are found sandwiched between more 
extensive paragraphs in the F'raternity Notes of the October 
* K 4^ S/Md: ** Zeta Psi has lost its house at Cornell.'' " Psi 
Upsilon has lost its house at the University of Minnesota." 
**The Sigma Phi house at Ann Arbor was closed by the Sheriff 
during the summer vacation." How much truth there is in 
these items we are not able to say, but we do know that some of 
the chapters of certain fraternities which have erected houses 
best known for their lavish appointments, have been compelled 
to carry financial burdens enough to invite disaster. Coming on 
the heels of the announcement that the Cornell Chapter of Chi 
Psi had ])urchased the McGraw-Fiske mansion (the erection of 
which cost over $120,000, besides the $20,000 paid for the five 
acre tract upon which the house is located) paying $40,000 for 
the property, these items seemed significant. Chi Psi will have 
to spend a considerable sum to make the house ready for occu- 
pancy. It has on hands a large house and extensive surrounding 
grounds which cannot be maintained in a condition in keeping with 
other appointments, without heavy and regular expense. Judg- 
ing this purchase by the majority of similar investments we are 
justified in believing that a good part of the purchase price of the 
property is secured by mortgage or interest bearing mortgage 
bonds. In the absence of figures we cannot fortify our argument 
with figures, but we believe that in meeting mortgage interest, 
repairs, insurance and expense of regular maintenance the 
Cornell Chi Psis will find they have made an investment that will 
yet turn somebody's hair gray. There is a temptation in these 
cases to sacrifice certain essential fraternity principles to numbers 
and to make financial (jualifications a large element in the 
standard of membership. We most heartily congratulate the 
Chi Psis upon this evidence of their enterprise, and hope it will 
prove for the prosperity of the chapter. 

So far as we can see however, there is a great deal of danger 
in chapter houses such as Chi Psi has bought. The chapter 
house idea is one that has proved itself worthy of college student 
life and the chapter house is here to stay. The idea is bound to 


spread to colleges where it is yet little known and as stated in 
our October issue we believe in fifteen years hence over one- 
half our own chapters will own such homes. But there are cer- 
tain limitations which must be set in all these cases. There are 
certain limitations inherent to the true chapter idea. 

A chapter house in its appointments should be such as would 
worthily represent the members of the chapter and the homes 
from which they come. It should be such a house as one would 
expect to find when he goes into a cultured home, for fraternity 
men are supposed all to be gentlemen and to come from homes 
where social graces and amenities are a part of every day life. 
But culture is not always correlated in equal ratio with financial 
means and the typical fraternity chapter always enrolls men 
whose ability to meet the various expenses of college life, differ 
widely. Where generous alumni by their gifts have given clear 
title to a lavishly appointed home the average chapter would 
have little trouble in maintaining it. As a matter of fact the 
great majority of our college fraternity houses are mortgaged or 
bonded for a good part of their original cost. Practically all are 
occupied by the chapters under rental contracts, and this rental 
depends upon the cost of the property. 

It seems to us then that a chapter house investment should be 
determined, firsts by the amount which has been subscribed out- 
right as gifts, whether by alumni or undergraduates, and secondy 
by what has been determined to be the average size of the 
chapter and the average amount such members are able to pay 
for room, boarding and other ex])enses accessory to the mainte- 
nance of a chapter home. The estimated income from such a 
membership should be sufficient to meet the estimated annual 
expense of house maintenance, this latter expense being lessened 
on the original investment in proportion to the amount having 
been subscribed as gifts. 

Under such plan there are few fraternity chapters but what 
can soon possess their own homes. The day is coming when 
they will possess them. But let us not have too much emulation 
in the matter of how extensive and how expensive these can be 
made, or we shall have American College Clubs instead of 
American College Fraternities and mere Club Houses, instead of 
fraternity homes mto which we desire to introduce the initiate 
and which so far have proved themselves worthy places for our 
college men. 

* * * * 

The University world does not dispute that in California and 
Stanford it has two institutions which represent the highest 
development in preserving Arts, Letters and Science to the 


rising generation. There certainly is no progressive diminution 
in the strength of the links of the educational chain from the 
east to the west, as represented by Harvard, Yale, Cornell, 
Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Stanford and California. In 
the faculty list at California, Phi Delta Theta has representatives 
in Professors Samuel Benedict Christy, University of California, 
'74; William Carey Jones, University of California, '75; John 
Martin Schaeberlee, Michigan, '76, and Marshall Avery Howe, 
Vermont, '90. At Stanford there are Phis on the faculty as fol- 
lows : Benjamin Harrison, Miami, '52; Leander Miller Hos- 
kins, Wisconsin, '^t, ; David Ellsworth Spencer, Wisconsin, '87 ; 
Vernon Lyman Kellogg, Kansas. '89, and Harold Heath, Ohio 
Wesleyan, '93. Clark W. Hetherington and Orrison V. Eaton 
are Director of Encina Oymnasium and Assistant Registrar, 
respectively. California Alpha numbers twenty active members 
and California Beta fourteen. Long life and prosperity to our 
representatives on the coast. 

The members of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity from Ohio State 
and Ohio Wesleyan Universities held a rousing reunion last 
night. Nearly the entire chapter of Delaware Phis came down 
for the foot ball game in the afternoon between the two Univer- 
sity teams. They were the guests of the Ohio Zeta chapter, 
and in the evenmg the mysterious rites and ceremonies of an 
initiation were performed in the local chapter hall, corner of 
Fifth avenue and High street. The unlucky man who was con- 
ducted through the tortuous path to (ireekdom was Mr. F. E. 
Jones, class of '99, O. S. U. .After the initiatory ceremony the 
two chapters adjourned to a tastefully arranged bancjuet hall at 
the Schrader hotel, where a sumptuous spread awaited the Phis. 
The intensest college spirit and fraternity enthusiasm prevailed, 
and the evening was made merry over the ac(|uisition of the new 
member and the visit of the Delaware chapter. 

After the inner man had been well feasted Mr. L. F. Sater, 
formerly of (). S. U., performed the duties of toastmaster. 
The following list of toasts were then responded to : ** Exf)eri- 
ences," William Erdmann ; ''Chapter Brotherhood," P G. 
Jones ; ** Phis as Orators," H. J. Bradshaw ; ** The Fraternity," 
R. J. Shank; " Impressions," E. T. Miller; ** Reminiscences," 
C. C. Vail; ''Future of Phi Delta Theta;" H. E. Esterly ; 
"The (ioat," F. E. Jones; "Ohio Beta," G. N. Armstrong 
and F. M. Kline. 

Besides the above gentlemen there were also present Messrs. 
L. R. Canfield, F. J. Colgan, J. R. Sutphin, A. D. Ingram, 


C. H. Wood, R. K. Ramsey, C. Atkinson. Tho feast broke 
up about midnight by the singing of old college songs and the 
roaring of college and fraternity yells in genuine college fashion. 

— Ohio State Journal, Noik j, iSg^, 

The Scroll is in receipt of the October issue of The Univer- 
sity of California Magazine^ and notes that Prof. Wm. Carey 
Jones is one of the two counsellors, and G. F. Reinhardt, '97, 
and \V. F). Creed, '98, are two of the four managers. All 
these are Phis. 

It is an interesting fact that the opening of Stanford has not 
had the expected effect of diminishing attendance at the Univer- 
sity of Cahfornia, but, owing to the newly awakened interest in 
University Education, has been the cause of an unusual increase 
in the number matriculating at Berkeley. Already well repre- 
sented in the faculty of the University, the fraternity and Cali- 
fornia chapters can felicitate themselves upon the recent appoint-- 
nient of Brother J. B. Reinstein, '73, as a member of the 
Board of Regents, to succeed the late George T. Ainsworth, 
who was a member of Z 4^. He is the fourth alumnus who has 
thus been honored. The Magazine says of him: *' In college 
he was a brilliant student and also an energetic promoter of 
student enterprises, as indeed he has continued to be to the pres- 
ent time. In 1878 he was admitted to the bar, and later he 
associated with himself Milton S. Eisner, a brother-in-law as well 
as a U. C. alumnus. He has twice been president of the 
Alumni Association ; he was one of the prime movers in estab- 
lishing the Le Conte Fellowship Fund — in fact, he has been and 
probably will continue to be active in every University under- 

* * * * 

The Philadelphia Alumni Chapter has in its president, Dr. 
Charles A OHver, one of the most indefatigable and prominent 
workers in Oi)hthalmology, to be found on either continent. 
Through his frequent and scientific contributions to medical liter- 
ature, he is known throughout Europe and America. The 
University of Pennsylvania Press announce the issue of a new 
book by Dr. Oliver, ** Description of Ophthalmic Methods 
Employed for the Recognition of Nerve Disease." 

Doctor Oliver returned the first of September from a four 
month's trip through France, Holland, Germany and England, 
where he had been looking up matters pertaining to Ophthal- 
mology, and incidentally enjoying himself as one can on such a 


pleasant tour. It might be mentioned that he is co-editor of a 
* 'System of Diseases of the Eye," shortly to be issued, which 
will be the most authentative work of its kind, with contribu- 
tions from all the well known specialists in eye diseases. The 
brothers who go to the Philadelphia convention will meet in him 
the most courteous and hospitable of Phis. 

* * * * 

Messrs. Wright, Kay & Co., of Detroit, Michigan, who- 
received appointment as official Jewelers to the Fraternity in 
1 89 1 , have issued a general catalogue of their stock, including 
clocks, diamonds, fancy goods, furniture, glass, jewelry, optical 
goods, paintings, porcelain and pottery, precious stones 
(unmounted), silver plated ware, stationery, statuary, sterling 
silver ware, table cutlery, watches, &c. In addition they have 
a bulletin of general ** Fraternity Novelties," such as brooches, 
belts, canes, fobs, lockets, spoons, &c. In their stationery 
department they can fill orders for dies for cards and paper, 
crests, book plates and monograms, programs, invitations and 
menu cards. For Phis they have a bulletin for Phi Delta Theta 
badges. Any of these will be sent to any chapter or members 
on application. 

* * * * 

Thk Scroll wishes to congratulate John Bell Keeble, Esq., 
who for more than eight years has been the editor of the Kafpa 
Alpha Journal^ upon his recent election as City Attorney of 
Nashville, and also on his growing fame as an orator. At the 
annual dinner of the Alumni Association at Vanderbilt Univer- 
sity last commencement, he introduced the principal guest and 
speaker, Hon. Chauncey M. Depew, of New York, in a speech 
which the latter declared to be the most eloquent of the kind he 
had ever heard. At the recent exercises of laying the corner 
stone of the art building of the Tennessee Centennial Exposi- 
tion, which is to be opened at Nashville next year, Mr. Keeble, 
who spoke for Middle Tennessee, was one of the three orators 
representing the three grand divisions of the State. His selec- 
tion for this occasion was an honor for a young man to be proud 
of. We congratulate K A for having so gifted and prominent a 
son. From the Nashville American we learn that he is 27 years 
of age and is unmarried. He is a grandson of John Bell, who 
was Secretary of War in the cabinet of William Henry Harri- 
son, and who was the nominee of the Whig party for President 
in i860. 


The following item tells how the Phis attended the recent 
Chicago — Northwestern foot ball game at Evanston : 

A coach and six carried the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity of 
Northwestern, and young women friends. Besides the univer- 
sity banners of royal purple a fraternity streamer of white and 
blue was carried. Mrs. T. S. Gillette, Mrs. Moore, and Mrs. 
Lou Ely were the chaperons. Others of the party were : Miss 
Eleanor Reeves, Miss Florence Mitchell, Miss Lida Scott, Miss 
Jessie Sawyer, Miss Harriett Orvis, Miss Florence Harris, Miss 
Peterson, Miss Katherine McCasky, Miss Marie Bennett, Miss 
Zeigler, Miss Jones, Miss Una Howell, Miss Tyre, Miss Flora 
Moore, Mr. J. A. Dixon, Mr. F. S. Gilchrist, Mr. Sherman 
Duffy, Mr. Frank Mitchell, Mr. Fred (Gillette, Mr. Fred S. 
Haven, Mr. Frank McCasky, Mr. M. P. Mitchell, Mr. S. M. 
Miller, Mr. W. H. Conner, Mr. Elward Hemmett, Mr. M. P. 
Kay, Mr. T. M. Fowley, Mr. J. W. Conner, Mr. Charles 
Stewart, Mr. Fred Moore. 

« « « # 

Gamma Province Phis met in successful session at Atlanta, 
November 28th and 29th. A full account will be given in the 
February Scroll. 



^ii\c\^\ Jewelers* 

Having received the above appointment at the '94 
convention, we will do all in our power to merit the orders 
of every Chapter of Phi Delta Theta for the best and 

3^ds:es and Novelties^ 

▲pproTal Faokifti Snt oa Btqutit of CUptar OoRMyosdiat.. 
Mention the Scroll. 


A letter to the Scroll since chapter correspondcDce went K) 
press, states that the Virginia Gamma at Randolph-Macon Col- 
lege has initiated six men since the opening of the session, so that 
the chapter now numbers eight active members. A similar letter 
from Tulane gives the names of five initiates, with another ready 
for initiation, so that the chapter's active roll will be sixteen 
members. The chapter has five men on the Tulane foot-ball 
team, including the captain. 

The Scroll is indebted to the Bijou, of Ohio Wesleyan, for 
plates of the " Historic Sulphur Spring," and group of views, 
"Greenwood Lake" in the center. For the other O. W. U. 
illustrations we are under obligations to W. E. Clark, of Ohio 
Beta, and the college authorities. 

Having aonaplatsd ooa of tba Isiigaat ]a>Dul>«toFl*a ol 





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Vol. XX. FEBRUARY. 1896. No. i 





Published by the Fraternity. 




All correspondence and comniunications, whether relating to the Editorial or 
the BasineM Management, should be addressed to The Scroll of Phi Delta Theta, 
P. O. Box 117, Columbus, Ohio. 


President — Hugh Th. Miller, P. O. Box 31, Irvington, Ind. 
Secretary— Walter R. Brown, N. V. Ufa Building, Minneapolis, Minn. 
Treasurer — Frsd S. Ball, Montgomery, Ala. 
Historian— D. N. Marble, 18 Cortlandt Street, New Yotk, N. Y. 

J. E. Brown, '2X> East Town Street, Columbus, Ohio, Editor. 

The Scroll is published by order of the National Convention, the GeneraiL. 
Council acting as advisory board. It issues bi-monthly, from October to June, fiv< 
numbers completing a volume. 

Contributions from active and alumni members of the Fraternity are earnest]}, 
requested. College periodicals, newspapers, or clippings containing personals con— 
cerning any members of the Fraternity, or referring in any way to Fraternity oc- 
collegiate matters, are requested to be sent to the editor. 

The subscription price is one dollar \tcr volume. Single copies, 25 cents each 

Address all communications to 

THE SCROLL, P. O. Box 117, Columbus, O. 

Editors of thk Catalogue. 
Frank I). Swope, P. O. Box 440, Louisville, Ky. 
Eugene H. L. Randolph, P. O. Box i:iy8. New York, N. Y. 

Editor of the History. 

Walter B. Palmer, ."ill S. Spruce St., Nashville, Tennessee 

National Convention. 

Philadelphia. Pa., November, IHlMi. 

Alumni Chaptkr Addresses. 
AnHuat AIutHHi Day, March 15/A. 
Boston, Mass — Alpha — W. W. Ca.«e, 'M) Congress Street. 
New York, N. Y.— Alpha—C. A. Winter, M William Street. 
Pittsburgh, Pa.— Alpha— E. P. Couse, care of " Leailer.'' 
Philadelphia, Pa.— Beta— J. C. Moore, Jr.. Tlfi Walnut Street. 
Baltimore, Md. — Alpha — Rev. H. H. Weber,:il Patterson Avenue. 
Washington, D. C. — Alpha — .M. C. Summers, Surgeon-GeneraPs Office. 
Richmond, Va.— Alpha— Dr. C. M. Shields, :{10 K. Franklin Street. 
Columbus, Ga. — Alpha — S. P. Gilbert. 

Macon, Ga. — Gamma — Kdwin S. Davis, ','A\\) Orange Street. 
Atlanta, Ga. — Beta — Morris Brandon. 

Nashville, Tcnn.— Alpha— R. F. Jacks«Mi, .IOP2 N. Cherry Street. 
Montgomery, Ala.— Alpha — P. H. Stern. 
Selma, Ala. — Beta — A. W. Nelson. 

Birmingham, Ala. — CJamma — R. P. Wetinorc, 20<)4'2 First Ave. 
Mobile, Ala. — Delta— Geo. B. Thon)as. 

Cincinnati, O.— Alpha— J. G. Bloom, care B. iV <>. S. W. Ry. 
Akron,0.— Beta— W. |. Eniery. 

Cleveland, O. — Gamm.i — Howard A. C«»use, Society for Savings Building. 
Louisville, Ky. — Alpha — F. D. Swope, Fifth and Main Streets. 
Franklin, Ind. — Alpha — T. C. Donnell. 

Indianapolis, Ind. — Beta — Ralph Bamberger, Aetna Building. 
Chicago, HI. — Alpha — Leo Wampold, .TJi*.) Michigan Avenue. 
Galesburg, 111. — Beta — ). L. Hastings. 
Kansas City, Mo. — Alpha — S. M. McClannalian. 

Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minn. — Alplia — W. R. Brown, N. Y. Life Bldg., M| 
Denver, Col, — Alpha — CJ. K. Preble, U. S. Mint, 
bait Lake City, Utah — Alplia — ( P. Putnam. 
ban Francisco, Cal.— Alpha— W. O. Morgan, .'»9(> :;4ih St, Oakland. 
Lot Angeles, Cal.— Beta— Leslie R. Hewitt. 
Spokane, Wash.— Alpha— Will E. Willis. 



Alpha Provincr. 

President — ^J. C. Moore, Jr., 716 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Maine Alpha — Colby University, Wntervillc, Me. — H. M, Browne. 

New Hampshire Alpha — Dartmouth College, Hanover, N. H. — Isaac J. Cox. 

Vermont Alpha — University of Vermont, Burlington, Vt. — Frederic F. Lincoln, Phi 
Delta Thtta House. 

Massachusetts Alpha — Williams College, Williamstown, Mass. — Geo. T. Northrup, 
Phi Delta Theta Lodge. 

Massachusetts Beta — Amherst College, Amherst. Mass. — Raymond V. Ingersoll, 
Phi Delta Theta House. 

Rhode Island Alpha— Brown University, Providence, R. I. — Albert Morse, 25 Hope 

New York Alpha— Cornell University, Ithaca, N. Y.— Chas. F. Hackett, Phi Delta 
Theta House. 

New York Beta — Union University, Schenectady, N. Y. — H. H. Brown. 

New York Delta — Columbia College, New York, N. Y. — Emil Justus Riederer, 
Phi Delta Theta Suite, 114 E. Wth Street. 

New York Epsilon — Syracuse University, Syracuse, N.. Y. — C. Warner Mills, 
Phi Delta Theta House. 

Pennsylvania Alpha — Lafayette College, Easton, Pa. — J. S. Koehl. 

Pennsylvania Beta — Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, Pa. — J. E. Meisenhelder. 

Pennsylvania Gamma — Washington and Jeft'erson College, W^ashington, Pa. — 
J. J. Kerr. 

Pennsylvania Delta— Allegheny College, Meadville, Pa. — H. M. Carnahan. 

Pennsylvania Epsilon — Dickinson College, C^irlisle, Pa. — Edmond D. Soper. 

Pennsylvania Zeta — University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa. — Henry N.June. 
Phi Delta Theta House. 32.')0 Chestnut Street. 

Pennsylvania Eta — The Lehigh University, South Bethlehem,Pa.— Chas. S. Bowers, 
Phi Delta Theta House. 

Btta Province. 

President — Marshall H. Guerrant, Northern Bank Building, Lexington Ky. 

Virginia Alpha — Roanoke College, Salem, Va. — H. Blair Hanger. 

Virginia Beta — University of V'irginia, Va. — J. Pierce Bruns. 

Virginia Gamma — Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, Va. — Merrick Clcmenst. 

Virginia Zeta — Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Va. — A. G. Jenkins. 

North Carolina Beta — University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N. C. 

Kentucky Alpha — Centre College, Danville, Ky. — T.J. Field. 

Kentucky Delta — Central University, Richmond, Ky. — Overton G. Conrad. 

Gamma Province. 

President — Frank C. Keen, 'i'i! Jarvis- Conklin Building, Augusta, Georgia, 
Georgia Alpha — University of Georyia, Athens, Ga. — G W. Price. 
Georgia Beta — Emory College, Oxford, Ga.— \V. P. Blood worth. 
Georgia Gamma — Mercer University, Macon, Ga.— Frank S. Burnty. 
Tennessee Alpha— Vanderbill University, Nashville, Ttnn. — W. B. Mnlone, 
Tennessee Beta — University of the South, Sewanee, Tenn.— F. G. Hebbard. 
Alabama Alpha — University of Alabama, Tuskaloosa, Ala. — F'rank M. Moody. 
Alabama Beta — Alabama Polytechnic Institute, Auburn, Ala. — R. S. Jackson. 
Alabama Gamma — Southern University, Greensboro, Ala. — Chas. J. McLeod. 


• « • 

■ U 

DtHa Province. 

President — ^John A. Fain Jr., Weathcrford. Texas. 

Mississippi Alpha — University of Mississippi, University P.O., Miss. — C. L. Garnett 

Louisiana Alpha — Tulane University of Louisiana, New Orleans, La. — J. Birney 
Guthrie Jr., 1404 Napoleon '/\ve. 

Texas Beta— University of Texas, Austin, Tex.— D. W. Wilcox, 1908 Univy Ave. 

Texas Gamma — Southwestern I' nivcrsity, Georjjetown, Tex. — P. P. Henderson. 

Ef*siloM Province. 

President — S. Emerson Findley, Akron, Ohio. 

Ohio Alpha — Miami University, Oxford, O. — C. A. Kumler. 

Ohio Beta — Ohio Wesleyan University. Delaware, O. — G. N. Armstrouf^. 

Ohio Gamma — Ohio University, Athens, O. — C. G. O'BIeness. 

Ohio Delta— University of Wooster. Wooster, O.— W. B. Chancellor. 

Ohio Epsilon — Buchtel Collcg^e, Akron, O. — Arthur C. Johnson. 

Ohio Zeta— Ohio State University, Columbus, O.— Chas. H. Woods, 85 W. 10th Ave* 

Indiana Alpha — lndi:in.a University, Bloomington, Ind. — Conrad Kempp. 

Indiana Beta — Wabasli Collcjjc, Crawfordsville, Ind. — Koy H. Gerard. 

Indiana Gamma — Butler University, Irvington, Ind. — A. B. Carpenter. 

Indiana Delta — Franklin College, Maurice Douglas, Franklin, Ind. 

Indiana Epsilon— Hanover College, Hanover, Ind. — M. J. Bowman. 

Indiana Zeta— De Pauw University, Grcencastle, Ind. — Frank Hall. 

Indiana Theta — Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind. — R. Tscheutscher. 

Michigan Alpha — University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich. — Roy M. Hardy. 
Phi Delta Theta House. 

Michigan Beta — State College of Michigan, Agricultural College (Lansing), Mich. — 
B. A. Bowdilch. 

Michigan Gamma— Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, Mich. — N. B. Sloan. 

Zeta Province. 

President— J. G. Wallace, «»0y N. Y. Life Building, Minneapolis, Minn. 

Illinois Alpha — Northwestern University, Evanston, 111. — ^J. Arthur Dixon, Phi 
Delia Theta House, 1717 Chicago'Ave. 

Illinois Delta — Knox College, Galesburg, 111. — George M. Strain. 

Illinois Epsilon — Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, 111. — J. W, Probasco. 

Illinois Zeta — Lonibard University, E. L. Shinn, Galesburg, 111., Phi Delta 
Thct.i House. 

Illinois Eta — University of Illinois, Champaign, 111. — F. C. Beem. 

Wisconsin Alpha — University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wis. — ^John H. Bacon, 
Phi Delta Theta House. 

Missouri Alpha — University of Missouri, Columbia, Mo. — Horace B. Williams. 

Missouri Beta — Westminster College, Fulton, Mo. — S. Y. Van Meter. 

Missouri Gamma — Washington University, St. Louis, Mo. 

Iowa Alpha — Iowa Wesleyan University, Mount Pleasant, la. — Frank S. Robinson. 

Iowa Beta — State University of Iowa, Iowa City, la.— Geo. M. Price. 

.Minnesota Alpha— University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minn. — Maynard C. 

Kansas Alpha — University of Kan<^as, Lawrence, Kansas. — C. W. L. Armour. 

Nebraska Alpha— Universitv of Nebraska, Lincoln, Neb. — E. A. McGrcery, Phi 
Delta Theta Booms. State Block. 

California Alpha— University of California, Berkeley, Cal. — Geo. D. Kierulff, Phi 
Delta Theta House. 

California Beta — Leiand Stanford, Jr., University, Cal, — Wilson C. Price, Phi 
Delta Theta House. 



XX. FEBRUARY, 1896. No. 3 

From the Poems of Eucjene Field, Missauri Alpha ^ ^J2. 


What though the radiant thoroughfare 

Teems with a noisy throng? 
What though men bandy everywhere 

The ribald jest and song? 
Over the din of oaths and cries 

Broodeth a wondrous calm, 
And mid that solemn stillness rise 

The bells of Notre Dame. 

*»Heed not, dear Lord,'' they seem to say 

**Thy week and erring child; 
And thou, O gentle Mother, pray 

That God be reconciled ; 
And on mankind, O Christ, our King, 

Pour out Thy gracious balm'' — 
'Tis thus they plead and thus they sing 

Those bells of Notre Dame. 

And so, methinks, God, bending down 

To ken the things of earth. 
Heeds not the mockery of the town 

Or cries of ribald mirth ; 
For ever soundeth in His ears 

A penitential psalm — 
'Tis thy angelic voice He hears^ 

O bells of Notre Dame. 

Plead on, O bells, that thy sweet voice 

May still forever be 
An intercession to rejoice 

Benign divinity ; 
And that thy tuneful grace may fall 

Like dew, a quickening balm. 
Upon the arid hearts of all, 

O bells of Notre Dame ! 



Father, I crv to Thee ! 
Round me the billows of battle are pouring, 
Round me the thunders of battle are roaring : 
Father on high, hear Thou my cry — 

Father, oh, lead Thou me! 

Father, oh, lead Thou me! 
Lead me, o>r Death and its terrors victorious — 
See, I acknowledge Thy will as all-glorious: 
Point Thou the way, lead where it may — 

God, I acknowledge Thee! 

God, I acknowledge Thee ! 
As when the dead leaves of autumn whirl round me. 
So, when the horrors of war would confound me, 
Laugh 1 at fear, knowing Thee near — 
Father, oh, bless Thou me! 

Father, oh, bless Thou me! 
Living or dying, waking or sleeping. 
Such as I am I commit to Thy keeping; 
Frail though I be. Lord, bless Thou me! 

Father, 1 worship Thee! 

Father, I worship Thee! 
Not for the love of the riches that perish. 
But for the freedom and justice we cherish, 
Stand we or fall, blessing Thee, all — 
God, I submit to Thee! 

(iod, I submit to Thee I 
Yea, though the terrors of death pass before me, 
Yea, with the darkness of Death stealing o'er me, 
Lord, unto Thee bend 1 the knee — 

Father, I cry to Thee ! 


I know it's folly to complain 

At whatsoe'er the fates decree. 
Yet, were not wishing all in vain, 

rd tell you what my wish might be. 
rd wish to be a boy again. 

Back with the friends I used to know, 
For I was oh ! so happy then, 

But that was very long ago. 



I thought myself indeed secure, 
So fast the door, so tirm the lock ; 

But, lo ! he toddling comes to lure 
My parent ear with timorous knock. 

Mv heart were stone could it withstand 
The sweetness of my baby's plea — 
That timorous, baby knocking and 
Please let me in — it's only me.'' 


I threw aside the unfinished book, 
Regardless of its tempting charms. 

And, opening wide the door, I took 
My laughing darling in my arms. 

Who knows but in Eternity, 
I, like a truant child, shall wait 

The glories of a life to be. 

Beyond the Heavenly Father's gate? 

And will that Heavenly Father heed 

The truant's supplicating cry. 
As at the outer door I plead, 
**'Tis I. O Father! onlv I ?" 


The maynoo that wuz spread that night wuz mighty hard to beat, 
Though somewhat awkward to pernounce, it wuz not so to eat : 
There wuz puddins, pies, an' sandwidges, an' forty kinds uv sass. 
An' floatin' Irelands, custards, tarts an' patty dee for grass; 
An' millions uv Cove oysters wuz a-settin' round in pans, 
'Nd other native fruits an' things that grew out West in cans. 
But I wuz all kufHummuxed when Hoover said he'd choose 
**Oon peety morso, see voo play, de la celte Charlotte Rooze!" 
I'd knowed Three-fingered Hoover for fifteen years or more 
'Nd I'd never heern him speak so light uv wimmin folks before! 

Bill Goslin heern him say it, 'nd uv course he spread the news 

Uv how Three-fingered Hoover had insulted Charlotte Rooze 

At the conversazzhyony down at Sorry Tom's that night. 

An' when they asked me, I allowed that Bill for once wuz right : 

Although it broke my heart to see my friend go up the fluke, 

We all opined his treatment uv the girl deserved rebuke. 

It warnt no use for Sorry Tom to nail it for a lie — 

When it come to sassin' wimmin' there wuz blood in every eye; 

The boom for Charlotte Rooze swep' on an' took the polls by storm. 

An' so Three-fingered Hoover fell a martyr to reform ! 


Three-fingered Hoover said it wuz a terrible mistake, 
An' when the votes wuz in, he cried ez if his heart would break. 
We never knew who Charlotte wuz, but Goslings brother Dick, 
Allowed she wuz the teacher from the camp on Roarin' Creek, 
That had come to pass some foreign tongue with them uv our alite 
Ez wuz at the high-toned party down at Sorry Tom's that night. 
We let it drop — this matter uv the lady — there an' then, 
An' we never heard, nor wanted to, of Charlotte Rooze again. 
An' the Colorado wimmin-folks, ez liks ez not, don't know 
How we vindicated all their sex a twenty year ago. 


A little peach in the orchard grew — 

A little peach of emerald hue ; 

Warmed by the sun and wet by the dew. 

It grew. 
One day, passing that orchard through. 
That little peach dawned on the view 
Of Johnny Jones and his sister Sue — 

Them two. 
Up at that peach a club they threw — 
Down from the stem on which it grew 
Fell that peach of emerald hue. 

Mon Dieu ! 
John took a bite and Sue a chew. 
And then the trouble began to brew — 
Trouble the doctor couldn't subdue. 

Too true! 
What of the peach of the emerald hue. 
Warmed by the sun and wet by the dew? 
Ah, well, its mission on earth is through. 



With big tin trumpet and little red drum, 
Marching like soldiers, the children come! 

It's this way and that way they circle and file — 

My! but that music of theirs is fine! 
This way and that way, and after awhile 

They march straight into this heart of mine! 
A sturdy old heart, but it has to succumb 
To the blare of that trumpet and the beat of that drum! 


Come on, little people, from cot and from hall — 
This heart it hath welcome and room for you all ! 
It will sing you its songs and warm you with love, 

As your dear little arms with my arms intertwine ; 
It will rock you away to the dreamland above — 
Oh, a jolly old heart is this old heart of mine, 
And a jollier still it is bound to become 
When you blow that big trumpet and beat that red drum ! 

So come ; though I see not his dear little face 
And hear not his voice in this jubilant place, 
I know he were happy to bid me enshrine 

His memory deep in my heart with your play — 
Ah me ! but a love that is sweeter than mine 
Holdeth my boy in its keeping to-day! 
And my heart it is lonely — so, little folk, come, 
March in and make merry with trumpet and drum ! 


The Rock-a-By Lady from Hushaby street 

Comes stealing; comes creeping; 
The poppies they hang from her head to her feet 
And each has a dream that is tiny and fleet — 
She bringeth her poppies to you my sweet, 

When she findeth you sleeping I 

There is one little dream of a beautiful drum — 

**Rub-a-dub!'' it goeth ; 
There is one little dream of a big sugar-plum, 
And lo! thick and fast the other dreams come 
Of pop guns that bang, and tin tops that hum. 

And a trumpet that bloweth ! 

And dollies peep out of those wee little dreams 

With laughter and singing; 
And boats go afioating on silvery streams. 
And the stars peek-aboo with their own misty gleams. 
And up, up, and up where tiie Mother Moon beams 

The fairies go winging I 

Would you dream all these dreams that are tiny and fleet? 

They^Il come to you sleeping; 
So shut the two eyes that are weary, my sweet, 
For the Rock-a-By Lady from Hushaby street. 
With poppies that hang from her head to her feet. 

Comes stealing: comes creeping. 



The little toy dog is covered with dust, 

But sturdy and stanch he stands ; 
And the little toy soldier is red with rust, 

And his musket moulds in his hands. 
Time was when the little toy dog was new 

And the soldier was passing fair, 
And that was the time when our Little Boy Blue 

Kissed them and put them there. 

*»Now, don't you go till I come,'' he said, 

**And don't you make any noise!" 
So toddling off to his trundle-bed 

He dreamt of the pretty toys. 
And as he was dreaming, an angel song 

Awakened our Little Boy Blue — 
Oh, the years are many, the years are long. 

But the little toy friends are true. 

Ay, faithful as Little Boy Blue they stand. 

Each in the same old place. 
Awaiting the touch of a little hand. 

The smile of a little face. 
And they wonder, as waiting these long years thn ugh 

In the dust of that little chair. 
What has become of our Little Boy Blue 

Since he kissed them and put them there. 


Father calls me William, sister calls me Will, 
Mother calls me Willie, but the fellers call me Bill! 
Mighty glad I ain't a girl — ruther be a boy, 

Without them sashes, curls and things that's worn by Fauntleroy! 
Love to chawnk green apples an' go swimmin' in the lake — 
Hate to take the castor-ile they give for belly-ache ! 
'Most all the time, the whole year round, there ain't no Hies on me. 
But jes' 'fore Christmas I'm as good as 1 kin be! 

Got a yaller dog named Sport, sick him on the cat; 
First thing she knows she doesn't know where she is at! 
Got a clipper sled, an' when us kids goes out to slide, 
'Long comes the grocery cart, an' we all hook a ride! 
But sometimes when the grocery man is worrited an' cross, 
He reaches at us with his whip, and larrups up his hoss, 
An' then I laff an' holler, ** Oh ye never teched me!" 
But jes' 'fore Christmas I'm as good as I kin be! 


Grandma says she hopes that when I git to be a man, 

I ^11 be a missionarer like her oldest brother, Dan, 

As was et up by the cannibuls that lives in Ceylon^s isle. 

Where every prospeck pleases, an' only man is vile! 

But gran'ma she has never been to see a Wild West show. 

Nor read the life of Daniel Boone, or else I guess sheM know 

That Buff'Io Bill an' cowboys is good enough for me! 

Excep' jes* 'fore Christmas, when Pm good as I kin be! 

An* then old Sport he hangs around, so solemn-like an' still. 
His eyes they seem a-sayin' : »* What's the matter, little Bill? " 
The old cat sneaks down off her perch an' wonders what's become 
Of them two enemies of hern that used to make things hum! 
But I am so perlite an' tend so earnestly to biz. 
That mother says to father: ** How improved our Willie is! " 
But father, havin' been a boy hisself, suspicions me. 
When, jes' 'fore Christmas, I'm as good as I kin be! 

For Christmas, with its lots an' lots of candies, cakes an' toys. 
Was made, they say, for proper kids, an' not for naughty boys ; 
So wash yer face an' bresh yer hair, an' mind yer p's and q's. 
An' don't bust out yer pantaloons, an' don't wear out yer shoes; 
Say '* yessum " to the ladies, an' **yessir " to the men. 
An' when they's company, don't pass yer plate for pie again ; 
But, thinkin' of the things yer'd like to see upon that tree, 
Jes' 'fore Christmas be as good as yer kin be! 


The sky is dark and the hills are white 

As the storm king speeds from the north to-night. 

And this is the song the storm king sings. 

As over the world his cloak he flings : 

** Sleep, sleep, little one, sleep; " 
He rustles his wings and gruffly sings : 

♦* Sleep, little one, sleep." 

On yonder mountain-side a vine 
Clings at the foot of a mother pine ; 
The tree bends over the trembling thing. 
And only the vine can hear her sing : 

** Sleep, sleep, little one, sleep; 
What shall you fear when I am here? 
Sleep, little one, sleep." 

The king may sing in his bitter flight, 
The tree may croon to the vine to-night. 
But the little snowHake at my breast 
Liketh the song I sing the best — 

Sleep, sleep, little one sleep ; 
Weary thou art, anext my heart 

Sleep, little one, sleep. 



Last night, my darling, as you slept, 

I thought I heard you sigh, 
And to your little crib I crept. 

And watched a space thereby ; 
And then I stooped and kissed your brow. 

For oh ! I love you so — 
You are too young to know it now. 

But some time vou shall know ! 


Some time when, in a darkened place 

Where others come to weep, 
Your eyes shall look upon a face 

Calm in eternal sleep; 
The voiceless lips, the wrinkled brow. 

The patient smile shall show — 
You are too young to know it now, 

But some time you may know! 

Look backward, then, into the years. 

And see me here to-night — 
See, O my darling! how my tears 

Are falling as I write; 
And feel once more upon your brow 

The kiss of long ago — 
You are too young to know it now, 

But some time you shall know. 


When the world is fast asleep, 

Along the midnight skies — 
As though it were a wandering cloud — 

The ghostly Dream-Ship flies. 

An aogel stands at the Dream-Ship's helm, 

An angel stands at the prow. 
And an angel stands at the Dream- Ship's side 

With a rue- wreath on her brow. 

The other angels, silver crowned, 

Pilot and helmsman are. 
And the angel with the wreath of rue, 

Tosseth the dreams afar. 

The dreams they fall on rich and poor, 

They fall on young and old ; 
And some are dreams of poverty, 

And some are dreams of gold. 


And some are dreams that thrill with joy, 

And some that melt to tears. 
Some are dreams of the dawn of love, 

And some of the old dead years. 

On rich and poor alike they fall, 

Alike on young and old. 
Bringing to slumbering earth their joys 

And sorrows manifold. 

The friendless youth in them shall do 

The deeds of mighty men. 
And drooping age shall feel the grace 

Of buoyant youth again. 

The king shall be a beggarman — 

The pauper be a king — 
In that revenge or recompense 

The Dream-Ship dreams do bring. 

So ever downward float the dreams 

That are for ail and me. 
And there is never mortal man 

Can solve that mystery. 

But ever onward in its course 

Along the haunted skies — 
As though it were a cloud astray — 

The ghostly Dream-Ship flies. 

Two angels with their silver crowns 

Pilot and helmsman are. 
And an angel with a wreath of rue 

Tosseth the dreams afar. 


I hear Thy voice, dear Lord, 
1 hear it by the stormy sea, 

When winter nights are black and wild, 
And when, affright, 1 call to Thee; 
It calms my fears and whispers me, 

'♦Sleep well, my child." 

I hear Thy voice, dear Lord, 
In singing winds and falling snow. 

The curfew chimes, the midnight bell, 
**Sleep well, my child," it murmurs low: 
**The guardian angels come and go — 

O child, sleep well." 


I hear Thy voice, dear Lord, 
Aye, though the singing winds be stilled, 

Though hushed the tumult of the deep. 
My fainting heart with anguish chilled 
By Thy assuring tone is thrilled — 

•*Fear not, and sleep!'' 

Speak on — speak on, dear Lord! 
And when the last dread night is near. 

With doubts and fears and terrors wild. 
Oh, let my soul expiring hear 
Only these words of heavenly cheer, 

**Sleep well, my child!" 


Down in the old French quarter 
(Just out of Rampart street) 
1 went my way 
Unto the quaint retreat 
VV^here lives the hoodo doctor, 
By some esteemed a sham — 
Vet I'll declare there's none elsewhere 
So skilled as Dr. Sam. 

With claws of a devilled crawfish. 
The juice of a prickly-prune. 
And the quivering dew 
From a yarb that grew 
In the light of a midnight moon! 

1 never should have known him 
But for the colored folk 
That here obtain 
And ne'er in vain 
That wizzard's arts invoke; 
For when the Eye that's Evil 

Would him and his'n damn, 
The negro's grief gets quick relief 
Of Hoodo-Doctor Sam ! 

With the caul of an alligator, 

With the plume of an unborn loon,. 
And the poison wrung 
From a serpent tongue 
By the light of a midnight moon! 


In all neurotic ailments 
I hear that he excels 
And he insures 
Immediate cures 
Of weird, uncanny spells ; 
The most unruly patient 
Gets docile as a lamb 
And is freed from ill by the^polent^skill 
Of Hoodoo-Doctor Sam ! 

Feathers of strangled chickens, 
Moss from the dank lagoon, 
And plasters wet 
With a spidcr^s sweat 
In the light of a midnight moon! 

They say when nights are grew some 
And hours are, oh I so late, 
Old Sam steals out 
And hunts about 
For charms that hoodoos hate I 
That from the moaning river 

And from the haunted glen 
He silently brings what eerie things 
(jive peace to hoodooed men — 
The tongue of a piebald possum. 
The tooth of a senile coon. 
The buzzard's breath that pants for death, 
And the film that lies 
On a lizard's eyes — 
'Neath the light of a midnight moon! 


My Shepherd is the Lord my God — 

There is no want I know; 
His flock he leads in verdant meads, 

Where tranquil waters flow. 

He doth restore my fainting soul 

With His divine caress. 
And, when I stray, He points the way 

To paths of righteousness. 

Yea, though I walk the vale of death, 

What evil shall I fear? 
Thy staff and rod are mine, O God, 

And Thou, my Shepherd, near! 


Mine enemies behold the feast 

Which my dear Lord hath spread; 

And, lo! my cup He filleth up, 
With oil anoints my head! 

Goodness and mercy shall be mine 

Unto my dying day ; 
Then will I bide at His dear side 

Forever and for aye ! 


From out Cologne there came three kings 
To worship Jesus Christ, their King. 

To Him they sought fine herbs they brought, 
And many a beauteous golden thing; 

They brought their grifts to Bethlehem town, 

And in that manger r,et them down. 

Then spake the first king, and he said : 
**0 Child, most heavenly, bright and fair I 

I bring this crown to Bethlehem town 
For Thee, and only Thee, to wear: 

So give a heavenly crown to me 

When I shall come at last to Thee I'' 

The second, then. **I bring thee here 
This royal robe, O Child!'' he cried: 

**0f silk 'tis spun, and such an one 
There is not in the world beside: 

So in the day of doom requite 

Me with a heavenlv robe of white." 

The third king gave his gift and quoth : 
**Spikenard and myrrh to Thee I bring. 

And with these twain would 1 most fain 
Anoint the body of my King; 

So may their incense sometime rise 

To plead for me in yonder skies!" 

Thus spake the three kings of Cologne, 
That gave their gifts and went their way : 

And now kneel 1 in prayer hard by 
The cradle of the Child today; 

Nor crown, nor robe, nor spice I bring 

As offering unto Christ, my King. 

Yet have 1 brought a gift the Child 
May not despise, however small; 

For here I lay my heart today. 
And it is full of love to all. 

Take Thou the poor but loyal thing. 

My only tribute, Christ, my King! 



Wynken, Blynken and Nod one night 

Sailed off in a wooden shoe — 
Sailed on a river of misty light 

Into a sea of dew. 
'* Where are you going, and what do you wish? '' 

The old moon asked the three. 
** We have come to fish for the herring- fish 
That live in this beautiful sea; 
Nets of silver and gold have we," 

Said Wynken, 
And Nod. 

The old moon laughed and sung a song. 

As they rocked in the wooden shoe ; 
And the wind that sped them all night long 

Ruffled the waves of dew ; 
The little stars were the herring-fish 

That lived in the beautiful sea. 
*» Now cast your nets wherever you wish, 
But never afeard are we! " 
So cried the stars to the fishermen three, 
And Nod. 

All night long their nets they threw 

For the fish in the twinkling foam, 
Then down from the sky came the wooden shoe. 

Bringing the fishermen home ; 
'Twas all so pretty a sail, it seemed 

As if it could not be ; 
And some folk thought 'twas a dream they'd dreamed 
Of sailing that beautiful sea ; 
But I shall name you the fishermen three : 

And Nod. 

W^ynken and Blynken are two little eyes. 

And Nod is a little head, 
And the wooden shoe that sailed the skies 

Is a wee one's trundle-bed; 
So shut your eyes while Mother sings 

Of wonderful sights that be. 
And you shall see the beautiful things 
As you rock on the misty sea 
Where the old shoe rocked the fishermen three — 

And Nod. 



'' Metropolitan Phis, iSg^y This is the title of a booklet, of 

:)age reads 
living in 
edited by 

twenty-four pages, bound in blue card. Its title 
'* Members | of the || Phi Delta Theta Fraternity- 
New York City || and Vicinity. | First edition 
Geoi-ge Philip Bryant ||*Published by the || New York Alpha 
Alumni Chapter || 1895. 

Under the head of '' Explanatory " appears the following : 

The following list is issued with a view to promoting a closer fel- 
lowship between the Phis living in New York City and vicinity. It 
was compiled by the President of the Undergraduate Chapter at 
Columbia College, assisted by the President of the New York Alpha 
Alumni Chapter and Bro. Walter B. Palmer, and it is published by 
the Alumni Chapter. The sources of information included the sixth 
(1894) edition of the catalogue of the Fraternity, files of The 
Scroll, annual circular letters from chapters, and the local direc- 
tories. Some names will probably be found that should have been 
omitted, as well as incorrect addresses, and omissions of the names 
of brothers recently moved to the city. In a few cases two addresses 
are given for a member, because both are uncertain, or because of 
other special reason. The only degrees retained are C. E., M. E., 
M. D., and D. D. S., to denote professions, and the higher doctorate 

The list will be used for communicating with the alumni, and for 
sending to them notices of fraternity meetings. That such com- 
munications may be promptly delivered, brothers whose addresses are 
incorrectly given are requested to supply corrections immediatelv. 
The President of the Alumni Chapter, whose address appears on the 
last page, will gratefully receive corrections and additions from 
chapters of the Fraternity, or from any individual. By such help it 
is hoped to make the second edition of the list more nearly complete 
and accurate. 

Appended to the list is a roll of chapters. Brothers knowing 
worthy young men that intend to enter institutions where chapters 
are established, will confer a benefit on the Fraternity by speaking to 
such persons in behalf of Phi Delta Theta, and by notifying the 
chapters of their coming. It is especially requested that New York 
Delta at Columbia College be thus favored. 

New York City, December i, 1895. 

Then follows a list of Phis living in or near New York City, 
which on casual count, numbers 306 names. This list is followed 
by a directory in which the officers of the New York Delta and 
the Alumni Chapter, the General Council, The Scroll, the 
Catalogue, the Song Book, the History, the National Conven- 
tion, and the roll of college chapters are represented. 

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FRANK C. KEEN Georgia. '95. 


Accompanying the book is a circular letter signed by a joint 
committee of the two chapters reviewing the work that has 
been done for Phi Delta Theta in the Metropolis, and speaking 
of the needs, which the chapters feel should be met, in order to 
place our organizations on a plane that will satisfy those inter- 
ested in their welfare. From this we (juote : 

** The undergraduate chapter at Columbia — New York Delta — has 
this year moved into much more commodious quarters than it has 
previously had since the reorganization, in an apartment on the first 
floor of 114 East 54th street. While there is still much to be 
desired in the way of furniture, paraphernalia, etc., the fact of the 
chapter's having made the move at this time is significant, as show- 
ing the enthusiasm of the members, and augurs well for the ultimate 
accomplishment, with the help of the graduate Phis in the city, of the 
ideal of every Columbia Phi — the possession of a chapter house near 
the new college site, which will be at once a headquarters and a 
home for all Metropolitan Phis, both undergraduate and alumni. 

Three men have been added to our roll this fall, and several others 
have been pledged. The co-operation of graduates is earnestly 
requested in the case of desirable men they may know of about to 
enter Columbia, to predispose them towards Phi Delta Theta. The 
chapter is in special need of recruits in the School of Arts and will 
appreciate any help in this direction. Communications on this sub- 
ject should be addressed to the Warden, who is Chairman of the 
Membership Committee, or the President. 

The chapter meets every Saturday evening at the chapter rooms, 
114 East 54th street, at eight o'clock, and a most cordial invitation 
is extended to all brothers in the Bond to drop in whenever possible 
at the meetings. Notices of initiations and other special meetings 
will be sent to all brothers making request for same. 

It is proposed to hold in New York City, the second week in 
January next, a grand, informal gathering — prohably in the form of a 
'smoker' — of all Phis living in and around New York. A joint com- 
mittee of alumni and undergraduates has been named to perfect the 
arrangements, which will be announced in due course. While the 
object of the gathering is primarily to promote acquaintance among 
New York Phis, it is hoped that the meeting will result in a largely 
increased membership in the New York Alumni Chapter. With 
three hundred or more members living in and around the city, we 
believe that within a few years Phi Delta Theta can easily have in 
New York both an alumni organization and an undergraduate chapter 
second to those of no other fraternity. This is a prospect that 
appeals, certainly, to every loyal brother; but for fulfillment it 
requires each man's individual, active interest. A beginning should 
be niade at the *smoker,' at which every Phi within twenty-five miles 
of New York should be present.'' 

Accompanying this letter is a blank headed **To be filled out 
and returned to Geo. P. Bryant, 140 West 15th street, New 
York, with requests for information, as shown herewith : 



., .^ -.ui-Lfis correct, please note, also, 1 

My name as it appears in the list | j^ i„co„ect. it should be | 

Full name, ; occupation, ; business address, ; 

residence, ; chapter and class (giving year and institu> 

tion), . I note, also, the following errors and omissions, . 

I enclose 50 cents in payment for the list. I am in favor of 

the proposal to hold a gathering of New York Phis, and expect 

to be able to attend. 

, r desire ^ to receive notices of special meetings of New 

\ do not desire j York Delta. Send notices to . 

Remarks, . 

All this means an immense amount of work for Phi Delta 
Theta, and if names are to be mentioned credit should be given 
to Brother George P. Bryant more than to any one man. 
Brother Bryant was initiated by the Dartmouth Chapter as a 
member of the class of '91, but later dropped out of school. 
After several years in business in New York City, he entered 
Columbia and at once affiliated with the reorganized New York 
Delta. From that day he has taken an intense interest in all the 
concerns of the Fraternity, locally and at large. He is a 
systematic worker, a result probably of his experience in bank 
vvork, and as a result has elaborated a system of chapter book, 
records and of chapter work that is a model. His labors for 
the interests of Phi Delta Theta at Columbia are not without 
their reward, and we are sure Brother Bryant is destined to see 
a wider field of usefulness in the Fraternity. 


In the hall of the Y^oung Men's Christian Association, Novem- 
ber 29, 1895, Gamma Province held her first convention and 
every one present will stand up and call that convention a glorious 

Brother Frank C. Keen, President of the Province, who is 
honored and loved by every member of the Province, called the 
convention to order. The convention did not bear the appear- 
ance of a business body, but all seemed gathered more to mingle 
in true love than to pass through any tedious routine of duty. 

The first transaction was the election of a Secretary of the 
Province and your correspondent has the honor of filling the 
position of first Secretary of the Province. 

The address of welcome in behalf of Atlanta Phis was next 
delivered by Bro. Henderson Hallman of Georgia Beta, '92, who 
only a few days before had the honor of welcoming the delegates 

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MORRIS BRANDON, Vandefibilt, '84. 


to the Pan-Hellenic congress in behalf of the city of Atlanta. 
He has not only a state reputation as an orator, but has enjoyed 
the distinction of delivering important addresses in other states. 
His effort on this occasion was a characteristic one and was warmly 
received by all. Eloquent responses were made by Bro. W. A. 
Speer of Atlanta and Bro. Fred. J. Orr of Georgia Alpha. 

A letter that made us feel very proud was read, from Bro. 
Hugh Thomas Miller, President of the Fraternity, in which he 
expressed his regret at not being able to be present. 

After many brotherly talks and general acquaintance making, 
reports from the different chapters were heard. All reported to be 
in the pink of condition. Their numerical strength was as follows : 
Georgia Alpha, 21 men; Georgia Beta, 26 men; Georgia Gamma, 
17 men ; Alabama Alpha, 34 men; Alabama Beta, 27 men ; Ala- 
bama Gamma, 1 7 men ; Tennessee Alpha, 30 men ; Tennessee 
Beta (no delegate), 19 men. 

Among the alumni of the visiting and resident Phis present at 
the convention may be mentioned, Bros. VV. A. Speer, W. H. 
Park, J. M. Poer, J. G. Christian, Henderson Hallman, from 
Georgia Beta; James 1'. Dunlap, S. C. Dunlap, VV. W. Shep- 
herd, T. B. Felder, Jr., O. A. Crittenden, from (Georgia Alpha; 
E. T. Huff, Robert M. Hodges, T. W. Hardwick, from Georgia 
(lamma; W. S. Yeates, Virginia Gamma; Thomas C. Longino, 
V'irginia Beta; W. A. Bratton, Ex-President of Beta Province, 
Samuel McCune, Ohio Gamma ; Solomon Gallert, Maine Alpha ; 
H. Bums Ferris, Illinois Eta, and many others. 

The charter for the Case School was discussed and indorsed by 
the convention, though some were very heartily opposed to it on 
the ground that they did not consider that school, or any school 
devoted to science to the exclusion of the finer and the truer 
courses of learning, on which the (irecian spirit must live and 
without which it must lose its glory, the most desirable for the 

After minor transactions, the convention adjourned to take in 
the Cotton States and International Exposition, and the boys 
were all loud in their admiration of Atlanta's Great Show. 

The banquet was the feature of Gamma's first convention. A 
more elegant one has seldom been spread on any occasion as that 
placed before the Phi Delta Thetas that evening. Plates were 
ordered for a hundred and fifty, but the fun and frolic we had 
that night would have been a sufficient supply for three times the 
number. We had toasts with subjects that were rare, and toast- 
ers eloquent, but the college and chapter yells and happiness that 
bubbled over rather discounted the toasts. 

Bro. W. A. Speer, of Georgia Beta, and later of Tennessee 
-Alpha (Vanderbilt), was our toastmaster, than whom a wittier or 



jollier never guided the channels of fun. Toasts were offered 
and responded to as follows : 

W. A. Speer, Atlanta, (la 

Our Fraternity/' 
Sir William Goat/' 
The Bond/' 

The Sword and Shield/' 
The Ladies/' . 
The Scroll/' 
We Fellows/' 
Gamma Province/' 
The General Council/' 
Phis in Public/' 
Phis we Meet/' 
Our Alumni/' 



E. G. Hallmann, Atlanta, Ga. 

Hon. Rob't Hodges, Macon, Ga. 

W. M. Slaton, Atlanta, Ga. 

H. H. Peevy, Auburn, Ala. 

W. A. Bratton, Marlinton, W. Va. 

C. P. Martin, Greensboro* Ala. 

J. H. Sandford, Macon, Ga. 

Walker White, Athens, Ga. 

Solomon Gallert, N. C. 

Hon. W. S. Yeates, Atlanta, Ga. 

Hon. W. W. Shepherd, Savannah, Ga. 

T. B. Felder, Jr., Atlanta, Ga. 

It was not until daylight was about to break that the delegates 
bid each other a fond adieu, to meet again soon and many times 
more, is our hope. 

Earnest George Hallman, Georgia Beta, '96. 

Secretary of Gamma Province. 


The International and Cotton States Exposition which so 
recently closed its gates, and which demonstrated the genius, 
resources and activity of the New South as nothing since the war 
had done, has brought Atlanta most prominently before our 
American people. The exposition drew many visitors to the 
Gate City, among them, hundreds of Phis. Gamma Province 
wisely decided upon a reunion to be held while the exposition 
was open, and an account of this event appears in this issue of 
The Scroll. Then there was a Pan-Hellenic meeting which 
brought forward leading men from several fraternities, and, alto- 
gether, this has been a season when the Atlanta fraternity man 
has been very much in evidence. 

In view of these things, it seemed to us wise to devote the 
illustrations of this Scroll largely to our Atlanta brothers. Bro. 
Henderson Hallman was called to our assistance and through his 
kindly offices we have been enabled to secure plates of several 
of these Phis, and we take pleasure in introducing them to the 

The 1893 edition of our catalogue credits Atlanta as the resi- 
dence of sixty-eight members of Phi Delta Theta. No doubt 

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this number, despite changes, has been considerably augmented 
since the compilation of that volume, and is now nearer one 
hundred than the figure given above. While these members for 
the most part belong to a younger generation of the Fraternity, 
they have won for themselves such high rank in their respective 
callings as to have made Phi Delta Theta's name well known, 
and given us a prestige commensurate with that of our under- 
graduate chapters in Southern colleges. 

The first chapter of Phi Delta Theta was established in Georgia 
in April, 187 1, so that we are just now completing the first quar- 
ter century of our existence in that state. While in number of 
active chapters it is surpassed by six other states, yet in total resi- 
dent membership (Jeorgia stands third. The cities of Atlanta, 
Macon, Rome, Columbus, Athens and Savannah are the homes 
of Phis who help make the well known prestige of these places. 
The api)earance of the portraits will call to the mind of not a few- 
Phis the recollections of that famous Convention held in Atlanta 
in 1891. 


The oldest living Phi in Atlanta is Camillus Wirt Metcalfe, 
Kentucky Alpha, '55. Years ago, he held municipal oflfice in 
Danville, Ky., but for some time he has been a resident of his 
adopted city. He is a merchant, and may be addressed 141 
Peachtree street. In response to a request for his photograph, 
he writes : 

Dear Sir and Brother : I have your letter of recent date, and 
gladly contribute my mite to aid the matter mentioned by you. I for- 
ward by to-day's mail the photo, requested. Forty-two years have 
swept by since I entered our beloved fraternity as one of the charter 
members of Kentucky Alpha, Centre College, Danville, Ky., in 1853. 
1 can never forget, nor lose interest in, the associations then formed. 
The bonds of friendship and fraternal affection established in my 
college boy days arc as strong now as then — especially, though, with 
regard to those of my coUegemates and classmates who stood together 
in the organization of Kentucky Alpha. 1 have watched their course 
in the various walks of life since and, so far as I am informed, not one 
of them has ever brought dishonor on himself or our fraternity. Many 
of them have reflected honor upon it and in their lives are beautifully 
exemplifying the principles and teachings of our order. 

Very truly yours in the Bond 4» A 9, 

C. W. Metcalfe. 

Brother Metcalfe has a son, G. W. Metcalfe, Centre, ^81, a 
member of the Fraternity, who is also a resident of Atlanta, being 
engaged in business as a druggist. 



As Brpther Metcalfe represents the oldest initiate of the Fra- 
ternity "resident in Atlanta, so Charles Battle Gaskill may be prop- 
erly designated as the first initiate of a Georgia chapter of the 
'..Fraternity. In company with others, he was a charter member 
. of the Georgia Alpha (Prime), at Oglethorpe University, then a 
prominent institution in the state. But as he was one of the orig- 
inators of the niovement he can justly he called the pioneer Phi 
of Georgia. 

No man has been more loyal in his devotion to Phi Delta Theta 
than has he. Each year, as regularly as the calendar changes, 
'^is annual subscription comes in to The Scroll, and this fall he 
reminded us that his remittance was to cover his twentieth annual 
subscription. In company with George Banta, A. G. Foster and 
F. E. Hunter of Indiana Alpha, he is one of four who have been 
on The Scroll list from Volume I, No. i. The Scroll is 
indebted to him for repeated favors in the way of personals and 
newspaper clippings concerning members of the Fraternity. He 
is an Attorney by profession, a bachelor, and resides at 126 S. 
Forsyth street. 

w. A. sheer, vanderbilt, '88. 

William Alexander Speer is such a good Phi and fellow as to 
be claimed by three chapters, having attended college at Emory, 
(ieorgia and Vanderbilt respectively. He is one of the men who 
has carried into post-collegiate life the interests and loyalty of his 
college days for Phi Delta Theta. At the recent Gamma Prov- 
ince Convention he served most felicitously as Toastmaster at the 
banquet. In business he is a member of the firm of John Silvey 
& Co., Jobbers and Importers of Domestic and Foreign Dry 
( Joods, one of the most substantial houses of its kind in the South. 
He is married and with his charming wife, remembered by many 
who were at the Atlanta Convention, lives in one of the city's 
finest residences. 


Henderson Hallman, is one of the newer lights in Atlanta legal 
circles who is coming into deserved prominence. While in only 
the third year of his practice he has already become well known 
and won a creditable reputation, both as an attorney and as a 
public speaker. On behalf of the mayor, he was called upon to 
welcome the (ireek Letter fraternity men to Atlanta, on the day 
set apart for them at the Exposition. He takes an active interest 
in the Fraternity, and as an undergraduate at Emory represented 
his chapter at the Atlanta National Convention of the Fraternity. 




William Hoyt Venable was one of the charter members of his 
chapter, and in post-collegiate life has risen to well-known dis- 
tinction For many years he has been a contractor on an extended 
scale, and a dealer in Granite. As a member of the Georgia 
Senate and now as President of that body, he has come into still 
more recognized prominence as a leader. 


William Watkins Davies, Jr., was chairman of the committee 
that issued the call for the Atlanta Pan Hellenic meeting. He is 
a graduate of the University of North Carolina, having been the 
orator at the February 2 2d celebration of the University in his 
senior year, and winner, also, of the Willie P. Mangriini medal. 
He is married, his wife being a daughter of President I. S. Hop- 
kins of the Georgia School of Technology, and practices law in 
his adopted city. In college he was prominent in fraternity cir- 
cles and was Scroll correspondent for his chapter two years. 
For the plate of Brother Davies used in this issue, we are indebted 
to the editor of the Kappa Alpha JournaL 

W. S. KLKIN, CKNTRE, '79. 

If vou should ask Atlanta citizens to name over six of the most 
prominent physicians of that city, it is probable that William 
Simpson Elkin would be on the list of every one. Dr. Elkin was 
one of the Delta Kappa initiates of the chapter and after his 
graduation, in '79, went to the University of Pennsylvania, where 
he received his M. D. in '81. Since then he has practiced his 
profession in .Atlanta and has achieved marked success. He is 
also lecturer on Anatomy and Clinical Surgery in the Southern 
Medical College. He has manifested a warm interest in the Fra- 
ternity and taken part in its reunions as much as the exactions of 
a busy practice would allow. 


The Criminal Court of Atlanta is presided over by Judge John 
I). Berry, a charter member of the Columbia Chapter. Remov- 
ing from Newnan, (Georgia, where he had been a banker, to 
Atlanta to enter the profession of law, he has more than met the 
expectations of his friends, in predicting his success at the bar. 
Those who attended the Atlanta Convention cannot fail to remem- 
ber brother Berry, who took part in all its sessions, and was espe- 
cially prominent in its social features. He served in capacity 
of Toastmaster at the banquet of that Convention. 



E. G. Hallman, who served as Secretary of the Gamma Prov- 
ince Convention, is now a senior at Emory College. He is an 
Atlanta boy, and will probably continue to make that city his 
home after graduation. He is a brother of Henderson Hallman, 
already mentioned. Brother Hallman is one of the leaders in his 
chapter and shares with others the credit for the marked and 
unusual success which has characterized the chapter work of 
Georgia Beta in the past few years. With men of this type, the 
Emory chapter will always retain a commanding position in 
Georgia and throughout the Fraternity. To Brother Hallman we 
are indebted for the plates of his own and the Vanderbilt chapter. 


This Phi will be remembered for the eloquent address with 
which he welcomed the Phis to Atlanta, delivered before the 
National Convention in 1891. At that time Brother Bennett was 
well known as a newspaper man, being city editor of i\\Q /outnaL 
Since then he has held appointment as Private Secretary to the 
Hon. Hoke Smith, Secretary of the Interior, and more recently, 
as Agent to Make Allotments to the Indians, this appointment 
having come from President Cleveland. In the discharge of the 
duties of this office, Brother Bennett is now at (jila Bend, Ari- 
zona, but he still acknowledges his allegiance to Atlanta, and 
claims kinship with the Phis there. 


Thomas B. Felder came from Dublin, (ieorgia, to Atlanta, to 
make his home. At the former place he had manifested his quali- 
ties of leadership by his election as Mayor, and to other business 
corporation offices of responsibility and trust His career at the 
Atlanta bar has been a successful one, and he is recognized as 
one of the solid and substantial men of his profession. 


Morris Brandon's name is well known in Atlanta, in which city 
he located in 1887, for the practice of law. His rise in the pro- 
fession was rapid and successful, while in matters social he was a 
leader in the best circles. In June, 1892, he was married to Miss 
Harriet Francis Inman, of the well known family of that name, 
and an account of this notable and brilliant wedding is be found 
in The Scroll for October, 1892. All the prophecies concern- 
ing this brother's success have seemed to come true. His stand- 
ing as a barrister is an enviable one, and the future gives promise 





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of a wide field of usefulness for his talents. The firm of which he 
is a member, Brandon and Arkwright, enjoys one of the largest 
and most lucrative practices of Atlanta. He has retained that 
warm interest in ^ A that is inbred with Vanderbilt Phis, and 
has taken a prominent part in the various local movements of the 


Frank C. Keen was initiated into Phi Delta Theta by the 
Emory chapter as a member of the class of '92. Later he 
entered Alabama Polytechnic Institute, and while there affiliated 
with Alabama Beta. He was an enthusiastic fraternity man from 
the night of his initiation, and his interest soon made him well 
versed in <I» A matters and standing. He took part in the 
Atlanta convention, and again was present at Indianapolis. The 
(xeneral Council at Indianapolis chose Bro. Keen as President 
for Gamma Province. Sinc^ then he entered the law school of 
the University of Georgia, from which he graduated last June. 
While there he ranked high in the esteem of the student body, 
and was editor-in-chief of the Red and Blacky the college weekly. 
He has but recently located for the practice of his profession, 
and has chosen Augusta, (Georgia, as his home. 


Monday, November 18, 1895, ^^^^ set aj)art as Fraternity Day 
in the Calendar of the Atlanta Exposition, and in response to that 
call there was a large and enthusiastic gathering of Fraternity 
men in Atlanta on that day. 

F^xercises were held in the auditorium and an association, duly 
officered, was formed. 

It is not quite plain in our mind just what specific work the 
association will attempt, when its meetings will be held, and on 
what basis delegates thereto will be chosen. But it is plain in our 
mind that it is good for fraternity men of all creeds to get together 
and enjoy themselves as they always do on such occasions. We 
are sure that for these reasons, every man who attended the Atlanta 
Congress, was benefited thereby. We are glad that Phi Delta 
Theta was so well represented in the meeting, and want all our 
members to at least read the proceedings. We can enable them 
to do this by reproducing the account as given in the Atlanta 

With their stirring yells echoing about the rafters of the big 
auditorium, the gaudy colors of their societies fluttering about 


their lapels and their enthusiasm finding vociferous outburst in 
speech and song, three hundred representatives of the Greek let- 
ter organisations of the United States gathered yesterday morning 
at 1 1 o'clock and after appropriate formal exercises effected the 
formation of the American Pan -Hellenic Society. 

The organization is to be national in its scope and affects the 
interests of all college fraternity men. 

Yesterday morning at 9 o'clock the (ireeks gathered in the 
parlors of the Kimball, where they were introduced and received 
by the local committee. There were present members of most 
of the college societies. Delegates had come from different parts 
of the country. Alumni of the biggest institutions of the south 
and north mingled with college freshmen ; old graduates clasped 
the hands of the undergraduate and a pleasant reunion was held. 

The Greeks marched in line to the Southern depot, where they 
took the cars for the grounds. 

There was already a large crowd in the auditorium when the 
Greeks marched in and loud applause greeted their entrance. 

On the stage were Mr. H. H. Cabaniss, Dr. I. S. Hopkins, 
Judge Van Epps, Mr. Hallman and members of the executive 

Mr. W. \V. Davies, * A 0, chairman of the executive com- 
mittee, called the session to order and introduced Mr. Cabaniss, 
who welcomed the Greeks in behalf of the exiK)sition company. 

Mr Cabaniss, 2 A E, made a pleasant allusion to his college 
days. He spoke of the mission of the college man and showed 
what he had accomplished. The college man was the great factor 
of the present times. It was he who ruled and swayed the 
thought of other men ; it was he who made the laws of the great 
commonwealth, and it was he who enforced them. 

There were no happier times than the days of the college boy. 
His old chancellor, Dr. Lipscomb, had told him long ago that it 
was a faculty of the mind to forget unplea.sant things and remem- 
ber only those agreeable. There was nothing unpleasant in his 
college days. What events at the time were marred by some 
unlucky circumstance were now doubly endeared and the remem- 
brance of them was happy, indeed. 

Mr. Cabaniss spoke of fraternity life and the spirit of friendship 
it engendered. It was a grand mission, that of the college fra- 
ternity, and he was glad to see that it was increasing. He wel- 
comed the college men and offered the hospitality of the exposition. 

In the absence of Mayor King, Mr. Henderson Hallman, 
^ A 0, was called on to welcome the fraternity men in behalf of 

Mr. Hallman said: ** Proud indeed is the honor of represent- 
ing the chief executive of this city in extending you welcome, yet 




far surpassing is the joy with which I tender you a stronger evi- 
dence of our regard for you. Atlanta has heard the cry * They 
come I they come ! the Greek ! the Greek ! ' and I hasten to offer 
you Atlanta's unconditional surrender to the Greeks. 

•* Atlanta is proud to bow before such conquerors, and I feel 
that if the author of the lines 

«* *The mountains looked on Marathon 

And Marathon looked on the sea, 

And rousing there an hour alone 

I dreamed that Greece might still be free.' 

could stand in this presence his heart would be filled with an 
irrepressible joy as he would behold the incarnation of Grecian 
spirit not enslaved, but heart enslaving. The thought of the 
Grecian is here as pure, with aspirations as high and ideals as 
noble as in the days of Homer and of Sappho. 

** In the immortality of a spirit that lives beyond material ruin 
and decay Atlanta grasps your hand and bids your spirit welcome 
as a kinsman. That the cultivating and ennobling blood of Hellas 
anoint and enrich the nations of the earth fair Greece was sacri- 
ficed and lives to-day alone in song and story. But that spirit 
that made the land that stretched between Ionian and Aegean 
seas the seat of literature and aft, is to- day the inspiration that 
keeps still bright the price of learning ; that draws man closer to 
his brother and nearer to his God. 'Tis the same spirit that is 
present here to-day guarded by these tribes of stalwart Greeks. 

** * Fair Greece, sad relic of departed worth ! 
Immortal, though no more ; though fallen, great.' 

*' Atlanta welcomes you as prophetic of a brighter day for the 
whole country. 

'* The fact that you have enjoyed the blessing of an undisturbed 
college course should be suggestive of greater work than even 
your fathers have accomplished, many of them having spent their 
college years on the bloody fields of Virginia. 

** Atlanta congratulates herself that here will be organized a 
brotherhood that has long been the dream of fraternity men the 
country over. She hails with pride the natal day of an organiza- 
tion that shall know this nation in a grander and nobler sense than 
it has ever been known ; an organization that shall bind with 
bonds of love and learning all the sections of this country. 

*' Welcome again I say. If you want instruction, you have it 
on every hand. If in your counsels you should lack oratory, go 
and stand within sound of the Midway si)ieler and you will hear 
eloi]uence that would excite the envy of a Webster. If you want 
art, why go and behold upon the Midway the live, breathing 
article that would make a Greek slave hide her face." 



There was ring of applause when Dr. I. S. Hopkins, president 
of the School of Technology, and secretary of the jury of awards, 
was introduced. Dr. Hopkins wore the colors of the Alpha Tau 
Omega (Honorary) fraternity. His speech was continually inter- 
rupted with loud applause. Dr. Hopkins spoke as follows : 

* * The occasion which calls us together to-day is one of no small 
moment. 1 see before me representatives of the Greek letter fra- 
ternities from many states and many institutions of learning. Some 
of these are yet undergraduates who have laid aside for the time 
the grave duties of the classroom and the sweet serenity of the 
campus to take part in this pageant and lend the aid of their 
enthusiasm to this pan-Hellenic congress. Others have come 
from the serious work and business of active life to feel again the 
thrill of the old college days and to gather inspiration from the 
tender memories and associations of days now gone forever — the 
days of their college struggles and college triumphs. 

** Older men are here whose college life dates back beyond the 
birth of many of the fraternities represented, but whose pulses 
have not lost the rhythm and bound of a true sympathy with the 
aims and symbols of culture and polite literature. 

** And here, too, beauty has come to pay its tribute to a cause 
to which it is so nearly allied, the cause of art and letters in their 
highest and noblest development. 

* * Such an occasion is fruitful of suggestions and inquiries. Why 
this gathering ? Quid imlt hoc sihi / 

** Does this scene stand for something peculiar to our modern 
civilization and ideas ? Or does it waft us back over the centuries 
and trans|)ort us to the classic shades and academic groves of an 
age long since gone by ? These symbolic letters and these glit- 
tering jewels, the cherished insignia of secret orders, of what do 
they speak to us to-day? Perhaps no incident or circumstance 
of college life has half the interest to the average student that is 
possessed by these tokens of his brotherhood worn so conspicu- 
ously in scarf or on lapel. No knight of the days of chivalry 
ever wore with greater pride the token of his lady's love or the 
guerdon of his monarch's favor. It is his signet of honorable 
place with his brothers, the sign manual of their confidence and 
esteem. At home it is a badge of proud distinction and abroad 
an introduction to others hitherto strangers, now no longer such, 
but members of the same craft. 

** No Masonic jewel is more precious, more crowded with 
cabalistic signs, more sacred by traditions, more tragic with solemn 
oaths. And then it has its lighter but perhaps not less beautiful 


associations. How many times these badges have passed into* 
the keeping of fair hands, the hands of a dear friend, a sister or 
somebody else's sister, and been made to stand sentinel over whole 
platoons of vows of love until the fitter symbol of the diamond 
studded circlet should take its place. 

** It would be pleasant, if not profitable, if time and occasion 
suited, to look beyond these outward tokens of a fellowship and 
inquire more broadly into the significance of what has come to be 
as persistent and prominent a feature of the college life of to-day 
as the college name itself or the college president and professor, or 
the almost numberless eulogies which mark the ever-advancing 
standard of college and university training. 

* ' Such an inquiry would take us back beyond the days when 
colleges began to be. P'or the spirit which makes a college fra- 
ternity a possibility and a necessity is inborn in our humanity and 
is but the tribal instinct declared and developed on the higher 
and closer lines of intellectual and scholarly pursuits. Its field 
of operation is in the spiritual and emotional rather than in the 
local and the material. The basis of its existence is in the need 
of sympathy and affection rather than in the claim for mutual 
help in wars of aggression and defense. 

*' Man is a gregarious being — I will not say animal. From the 
common brotherhood of humanity he tends to form inner circles 
and to pass to yet closer companionships. And these have not 
only their charm of companionship, but their usefulness as well. 

**The chosen twelve who passed into the confidence of the 
Master and into each other's love, sent forth by divine authority 
and under divine protection, have changed the front of the uni- 
verse, and have founded and fostered a kingdom so strong that 
the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. 

**The medieval guilds, which began with the Norman con- 
quest, gave security to English commerce, stimulated and enhanced 
the internal and foreign industry of the times, tempered feudal 
turbulence and strengthened the supremacy of the English crown. 

** The collegia of ancient Rome gave the craftsmen of the city 
a local habitation and a name, and were no inconsiderable element 
in the political life and revolutions of the classic city. 

** The sodalities of the church of Rome had their inspiration 
in the sentiment of a closer brotherhood among men seeking a 
common end, and banded together for a religious work. Perhaps 
the Roman see has no agency more potent, no instrument more 
aggressive than this. Perhaps the long continued supremacy of 
papal power in Europe was due to no one agency so much as to 
Ignatius Loyola and his Society of Jesus. 

•* And so on down through the historic records to our own day 
when clubs in cities, trades unions and associations of various. 


names and aims proclaim this tendency of men to societies and 
fraternities for purposes more or less worthy and ennobling. 

'* Among these, it may be said that none of manly, human 
origin has been formed more beautiful in its conception, more 
healthful to intellectual life, more elevating to human nature, 
more conservative in its spirit than that so fully represented here 
to-day, that of the college fraternity — the Greek letter society. 

** It is peculiarly fitting that these fraternities should be allied 
by name and symbol with ancient Greece — the land of myth and 
story, of art and poetry, of fable and song, of oratory and 

**The nations can never pay the debt they owe to Greece. 
Hebrew thought, divinely inspired as it was, the revelation of 
religion to the human race, found its crown and glory when 
Christ, the great Teacher, breathed new life into the world in the 
language and idiom of Greece. 

** Rome had no literature worthy of the name until she caught 
the spirit of (ireek forms and ideas. The Latin tongue was 
strong, precise, weighty — an imperious tongue, fitted to interpret 
government and law, but without flexibility and grace, until the 
constant influence of Greece made possible the thundering elo- 
quence of Cicero and the flowing music of Virgil. 

"' By whatever heritage the Greek mind had its genius, certain 
it is that the first flowings of human inspiration in all things, save 
religion, began with Greece. To her we owe the love of science, 
the love of art, the love of freedom, not each of these alone, but 
all of them combined into an agency which has lifted men into a 
higher realm and made the world a better and nobler dwelling 
place for man. 

'* But this train of thought would carry us too far. Pardon a 
suggestion or two which grows naturally out of our gathering to- 
day and our relation to the art and culture of ancient Greece. 

'* One of these is a lesson of encouragement and inspiration. 
The statement will hardly be challenged that the jealousies and 
strifes which marked the early history of fraternities in America 
have passed away. This has been due partly to the improvement 
in those clubs which began their life under unfavorable conditions 
and have struggled into a better estate, a condition of higher 
dignity and worthier membership. And this better feeling has 
resulted from a broader conception of the value of the club 
as a great educational and social agency and this both by college 
students and college officers. May these sentiments of appreci- 
ation and esteem continue to grow until the whole college world 
shall become * distinct as the drops and one as the sea.' Through 
every other element the fraternal, the social, the mutually helpful. 


there should shine the element of heightened culture and intel- 
lectual improvement like a thread of gold woven into a garment 
of beauty. 


*• The other lesson is one of warning. It is this, that culture 
is not the worthiest end in itself. If Greece had learned this 
lesson along with her triumphs in literature and art, perhaps her 
glory would not have passed away. Nations, like individuals, 
have their missions. 

** Failing in these, in part or in whole, the divine judgment 
seals their vision and lays them aside. 

'•The world in which we are called to labor and to live is too 
big and busy to allow any man to retire selfishly within himself 
and shut out thought of other men and other interests than his 
own. A truth abstract is worth little or nothing until it has ceased 
to be abstract and stands out concrete and active to bless mankind 
and help the world. Thought and culture are beautiful and 
gracious things, but they are of little worth unless thought takes 
on activity and culture is drawn forward by motive and each 
addresses itself to some purpose full of the love and helpfulness 
to humanity. 

** Pardon me if I have, in your judgment, placed a false esti- 
mate on this opportunity and kept you waiting overlong for the 
welcome I was appointed to give you. And this welcome 1 do- 
give you most heartily. To CJeorgia, to Atlanta, to the exposition, 
to our homes, to our hearts, we extend to every Greek letter fra- 
ternity, to every Greek letter man, to avery Greek letter lover a 
cordial and affectionate welcome." 


The enthusiasm of the college men was whetted to the keenest 
point when Judge Howard Van Epps was introduced. 

In a forceful, vigorous, eloquent speech Judge Van Epps spoke 
of Greek life. He showed how the present fraternity organiza- 
tions carried out the idea of the old Greeks, where the warmest 
friendships existed, where the highest ideal of relationship was 
formed, where true love and learning bound man and man. 

He wafted a word of greeting to all fraternity men. He loved 
fraternity life. There was something in man that recjuired the 
warm handclasp — the heart to heart contact. It was a peculiar 
fact and caused comment these days that the churches were made 
up in the main of female membership. It was deplorable, but it 
had been accounted for on the ground that in secret organizations 
the men found that society and that sympathy which did not come 
in the church. The college fraternity came into a man's life when 
it was most needed and the influence and memory lasted until 


The sentiment and tone of Judge Van Epps's speech was 
warmly applauded. 

After the formal ceremonies of welcome had concluded, Chair- 
man Davies announced the idea of forming a permanent organiza- 
tion. At the call for election, Mr. John Young Garlington was 
nominated for president. Mr. Garlington's name was placed 
before the congress and was unanimously voted upon. For the 
other officers, the committee on organization presented the names 
of W. R. Baird, New York, Beta Theta Pi; William J. Price, 
Danville, Ky., Sigma Nu ; H. H. Cabaniss, Sigma Alpha Epsi- 
lon ; Henry W. Grady, Atlanta, Chi Phi ; W. W. Davies, Atlanta, 
Phi Delta Theta; Samuel N. Evins, secretary, Chi Phi. 

These officers were elected to compose the executitf committee^ 
and will select the next place for the holding of the Pan- Hellenic 

A committee on constitution was appointed to report at the 
next convention. To this committee will be added the names of 
rei)resentative men of all known Greek societies. Those appointed 
thus far are Clay W. Holmes, Elmira, N. Y.; E. R. Black, 
Atlanta; W. B. Palmer, Nashville; J. Shrunski, Chicago; W. A. 
Clarke, Toledo, O. ; William P. Price, Danville, Ky. ; Dr. Thad- 
deus Reamy, Cincinnati, O. ; Mr. Linsey Johnson, Rome; Her- 
bert M. Martin, Neapolis, Va. ; Mr. Francis Collins Williams and 
Mr. Lewis C. Ehle, Chicago, 111. To this committee will be 
added representatives of all known fraternities. 

It was also decided, by suggestion of Mr. John Henderson 
Garney, to have the Pan-Hellenic Society represented at the 
Olympic games to be held in Greece April next. It is probable 
that a laurel wreath will be offered by the society. 

Yesterday's work marked a new era in college fraternities. It 
means a broader spirit among college men and will serve to 
encourage the idea of higher education in an emphatic way. 


To the Editoi of The Scroll — 

Dkar Brother : The subscriber has a suggestion to offer 
through your columns to his brother Phis. It is in the matter of 
Phi Delta Theta badges. The Journal of Proceedings of the 
National Convention at Indianapolis shows that of an active mem- 
bership of 1060 only 542, or 50 per cent., own badges; also that 
the percentage in this matter by provinces runs from a little over 
75 to a little under 40. 


Flvery one will agree that the percentage for the active mem- 
bership should be 90, rather than 50. Every consideration urges 
a Phi to wear a badge, which gives advantages to its wearer and 
to the fraternity. 

If this be so, why do not a large majority, instead of a bare 
majority, of members own and wear badges? It is because of 
the universal habit of our fraternity to buy expensive pins ; for 
when a member can not afford to buy such a one he goes without. 
It has not been my pleasure to mingle widely with Phi Delta Theta 
men ; but the little experience I have had convinces me that a 
Phi will either own an elegantly jewelled badge or none at all. 
I have known members -who deprived themselves of necessaries 
to purchase beautiful, crown-set combinations ; I have known 
others to wait two, even three years until they could save the 
money to buy a badge like so-andso's; and, lastly, I have known 
many who never considered the matter of purchasing a badge, 
because they could not spare the recjuisite twenty or thirty dollars. 
A great many Phis wait until they are in business and get from 
their salaries the means which their college allowances did not 
afford. This is the reason why only 50 per cent, of active Phis 
wear the badge. 

I am loath to believe, but suggest that there is a spirit of extrav- 
agance abroad in the fraternity. I maintain that not more than 
10 per cent, of our members can properly afford badges costing 
more than ten dollars. The remainder, who have made outlays 
exceeding this sum, have hurt themselves and others ; themselves 
because they are deprived of things they need more, and they 
have kept others, influenced by a spirit of false pride, from buy- 
ing less expensive badges. Will not this spirit of extravagance 
and rivalry between members extend to chapters in matters of 
stationery, dances, fraternity equipment and chapter houses ? 

I have now a suggestion to make. There is a certain fraternity 
which has a reputation for wealth, but whose badges, ahke in 
design, cost but five dollars apiece. My suggestion is to follow 
this dignified example ; to put a badge within the reach of every 
Phi ; and not only this, but to fix the price of it so low that every 
member can afford one immediately on joining. 

The advantages of such an action are so numerous and, I 
believe, so apparent that I shall only mention a few. First, that 
already mentioned, that every Phi can own one and own one 
immediately ; it will remove the unfortunate distinction of wealth 
— a distinction not inculcated by our fraternity teachings ; it will 
kill the spirit of extravagance which I have suggested ; lastly, it 
will offer a badge which is plain, simple and dignified instead of 
an over-jewelled ornament. If there be any objection, let us 


remember that only 50 per cent, of active Phis own badges. I 
believe that if we had a plain badge of uniform make and uniform 
price, say five dollars, the 50 per cent, would change to 90 per 

I trust that the above suggestion may meet with the approval 
of some of my brother Phis, who will, 1 hope, express their 
opinions in the pages of The Scroll. 


Vi. F. Chaplin, Missouri Gamma. 


Recent issues of the Sigma Chi Quarterly (July, 1895), and 
the Beta Theta /V* (October, 1895), contained extended and 
carefully prepared articles upon the athletic record made by mem- 
bers of these fraternities in the college years immediately preceding. 
In casting about for features of interest The Scroll had last year 
planned such an article, but other things crowding in on our space 
caused postponement of the project. To the Quarterly belongs 
no little credit for the able and interesting manner in which it has 
introduced this feature to the members of its fraternity. Its arti- 
cle, as well as that for Beta Theta Pi, shows the fraternity to have 
had some noteworthy representatives in recent college athletic 

The Scroll has made no endeavor, since these articles 
appeared, to have a similar one prepared showing what repre- 
sentation 4> A has had, although such article would be inter- 
esting, and will probably be given in some future issue. We 
have, however, run over the Chapter letters of the Scroll 
for June, October and December, 1895, and notwithstanding 
the incompleteness of records to be found in this way, have been 
surprised to note what an array the figures make. 

In the several colleges where all athletic interests are under the 
charge of a general association, we find that at four of these the 
President of the associations for the past year was a Phi, — Colby, 
Dickinson, Butler and Illinois. In the recent foot ball season of 
the fall of '95, we find that the teams at Northwestern, Franklin, 
Alabama, Alabama Polytechnic, Ohio, Buchtel, Lehigh ('94), 
Vermont, Dickinson, Williams, Iowa State, and Stanford, all had 
Phis for managers. There were Phis as captains of the teams at 
Williams, Tulane, Alabama, Westminister, Kansas, Butler and 
Franklin. The celebrated '94 teams of Minnesota and Washing- 
ton and Jefferson were captained by Phis. In two colleges there 

^ i 


were fi\e Phis on the 'Varsity eleven : in ten colleges there were 
four Phis thus placed ; in one college, three ; in nine colleges, 
two ; and in ten colleges, one, — a total of thirty-two colleges in 
which the representation was specified, 

In the base ball field we are not able to give so complete rec- 
ords, as the letters of the June issue are fewer, and such data 
meagre. However, we note that the teams last sjiring at Alle- 
gheny, Syracuse, Illinois, Washington and Lee, Ohio and 
Nebraska were managed by Phis, and already Illinois. \'ander- 
bilt and Nebraska have chosen similar management for '96. At 
Syracuse, Knox, Miami and (). W. U. there were Phi captains. 
In eleven colleges there were two or more players on the teams. 

The tennis championship is claimed by Phis at three colleges, 
Wisconsin, California and Knox. At three others. Alabama, 
Franklin and Virginia, Phis won the gold medal as the best all 
around athletes. 

The justly celebrated track athletic team of the L'niversity 
of California, which on its eastern trij> last vear won over 
Princeton, Chicago and others, and took first place in the Western 
Intcr-CoUegiate Field Hay, was cajnained by l^'red W, Koch, a 
Phi, and Harry R. Torrey, another Brother, was one ot its l^est 
prize winners. It would be interesting to pursue the figures to 
greater length, mentioning the chapters which have been more 
prominently represented, but the scope of this paragraj)h would 
be exceeded if that were done. The subject was introduced to 
bring together the figures scattered throughout several issues, so 
that Phis might better appreciate their sum total. 

Thk Scroll overheard some gossij) not long ago, and now 
proposes to go tale bearing. We think the (|uestion involved is 
one in which the Fraternitv and the ('ouncil will be interested. 
and so far as we know the case has never been brought to their 

If one turns to page 29, of the ( )ctober, i<S95. Sckoi i , he will 
find in the account of the Annual Hancpiet of the Ohio (Jamma 
that the toast **'rhe College Man" was res]>onded to by the 
Hon. C. H. (Jrosvenor, Jlonorary, 'jo. Now, Phi Delta Theta 
formerly did admit some mem])ers who were in no wise students 
at the time of their initiation, who had in some way been 
associated with the Av/^fy/^' members, whose election, by reason of 
their prominence, would reflect credit upon the chapter tendering 
it. But a study of all our catalogues fails to divulge the name of 
C. H. Grosvenor, '70, in Ohio Gamma's or any other list, and Mr. 
(irosvenor being a most prominent Ohio citizen, a member of the 


present and several preceding Congresses, and having been often 
mentioned in connection with the nomination for Governor ol the 
commonwealth, it is not probable that our statistically inclined 
catalogue makers would have omitted the name of such a member. 
We would be forced to conclude that Mr. Grosvenor had not 
been a member, and that Ohio Gamma was springing a game of 
hocus-f>ocus upon us. 

Here is how it happened. Last spring, in extending invitations 
for the Annual Banquet, which was to be something of a social 
affair, it was deemed proper to extend one to Hon. and Mrs. C. 
H. Grosvenor, who in many ways had shown favors to the chapter 
and its members. Accordingly this was done, and in accepting the 
invitation Mr. Grosvenor remarked that he feared that the records 
did not show him to be a member in good standing, although he 
had been regularly invited and had duly accepted the invitation 
to membership. Of course this led to further questions which 
disclosed the fact that in the spring of '70, shortly before 
commencement, Mr. Grosvenor, in company with Mr., now 
Judge, de Steiguer, (three sons of whom are now enrolled in our 
membership), of Athens, had been invited to become Phis, and 
the invitation was accepted. The initiation was appointed for 
commencement week, but, unexpectedly, legal business came up 
that took him out of town that week, and it had been postponed. 
The long summer vacation intervening, and a considerable change 
having taken place in the membership, the matter was overlooked, 
and had it not been for this invitation to the 1895 banquet, would 
doubtless have never been recalled. An investigation of the 
minutes of the chapter showed that such election had been made, 
and furnished the names of the committee appointed to wait upon 
the gendemen. No record of their reply or of their initiation 

As a result of this conversation and investigation, Ohio Gamma 
members decided they wanted Mr. Grosvenor much worse than 
they had thought before. Some members of the Fraternity, fairly 
w6ll posted on its laws, were consulted and some encouragement 
was given that inasmuch as there had been the acceptance of an 
invitation when such post-graduate initiations were permissible, 
and that both parties stood ready to carry out the implied 
contract of 1870, that the G. C. might construe that such 
initiation would be legal. Be that as it may, the next thing was 
that Ohio Gamma had duly initiated Mr. Grosvenor and obtained 
his signature to the Bond, and Mr. Grosvenor, with his good wife, 
was one of the most loyal and enthusiastic of — shall we say Phis ? — 
at the banquet. So, also, this last fall, at the opening of the 


Uniyersity, his home was the scene of an enjoyable reception 
given to the new members of the chapter. 

The Scroll raises the question, is he a legal member of the 
Fraternity ? As the matter now stands, it seems to us that he is 
not. The General Council should be asked to pass an opinion, 
and uf>on its decision the legality of his membership can safely 

The Scroll, in the past four years, has been in receipt of 
many inquiries, asking if it was not possible for the chapter making 
the same, to initiate men not bona fide students of the college. 
Our constitution prescribes the only answer, **No." Several 
men of high standing in faculties of colleges where we are 
represented would be glad if there was a temporary suspension of 
this law. 

By the way, will the editors of the sixth edition of our catalogue 
tell us what became of James Buchanan, Kentucky Alpha, '09, 
an ex-President of the United States and whose name had 
appeared in previous editions of this volume as an honorary 
member of this chapter ? 


Spirit of the air, thou child of night, 

Thou sweptst with symphonies, thy living lyre, 
And beauty had its birth as trails of fire 

Sweep through the sky when stars slip from the sight, 
And from the earth a spirit wings its flight. 

Thou breathedst upon mankind and didst inspire 
Grand harmonies, that soothe the hearths desire. 

And poets sang of justice, truth and right : 
The nightingale takes up the dying strain 

And thriUs the midnight forest with his song ; 
Thou callest and a thousand valleys ring 

The echo of thy voice, and back again 
The mountains roll the thunder, loud and long. 

Like notes that great cathedral organs fling. 

Le Baron M. Huntington, Dartmouth^ ^gS. 
Jn Dartmouth Literary Monthly, 



Annual Alumni Day, March 14th, 1896. 

if if it 

Undkk ** Official Communication" in this issue will be found 
the usual notice in regard to our Annual Alumni Day. Since 
the regular date, March 15th, this year falls upon Sunday, the 
constitution provides when such is the case, that March 14th 
shall be observed instead. Saturday, March 14, 1896, will 
therefore be the Annual Alumni Day, and no doubt it will witness 
as many, if not more, pleasant reunions, than have marked this 
event in the past six years. 

• • • 

Thi: srr.|Kc:r announced in the communication from the 
President of the Kraternitv, '' In What Wavs can the Alumni and 
the Active Cha])ters Best Aid F^ach Other?" opens up in reality 
the whole r|uestion of alumni With this subject discussion 
could be interminable, and much theorizing be done. We hope 
that through consideration of the (|uestion as put, that some 
suggestions will be made that offer concrete help in further 
adjusting the relations of our graduate and undergraduate 

• • • 

Wk ark not so skeptical as to think our alumni are unmindful 
of their fraternity ties and need regeneration. On the whole, we 
think they are wonderfully intere.sted in the Phi Delta Theta and 
stand ready to offer the chapters and undergraduates all that 
legitimate helj) which they are in a position to render. We would 
object to the (juestion ** how can the interest of our alurani 
be aroused and maintained," for we claim that there is a goodly 
fund of *' interest " to be had. The question is as to the ways in 
which this can find practical manifestation. The matter of Alumni 
Day, Chapter Houses, of Conventions, Reunions, and the 


traditions which are becoming inherent to our several chapters, 
all these are offering practical, though not complete, answers to 
the question. They will grow in their completeness as the years 
go by. 

if if it 

That the undergraduates need the guidance of alumni oftener 
than they sometimes think, the following extract from a recent 
letter will testify. It is written by a member of one of our oldest 
chapters : 

'* VVe tried some time ago to raise a chapter house fund. We 
raised $850.00 from the chapter and the local alumni, and could 
raise this to $1,000,00: but the committee, excepting myself, 
thought that if that was all we could raise here, we had better let 
the matter drop. We had promissory notes printed for $5.00 
each, one falling due eacli year for five years, and some with the 
amounts left blank, but unless something unexpectedly turns up, 
it is all over for awhile." 

If this matter was in the hands of a committee with a fair 
representation of alumni, we do not believe any brother would 
write *' it is all over for awhile." It seems to us the chapter has 
done well to raise $850.00 in the brief time it had the matter 
under consideration, and it is only because some members were 
so inexperienced as to think the money and subscriptions ought to 
come pouring in in amounts sufficient to give clear title to a new 
home at once, that there is talk of giving the plan up. The 
majority of chapters that own houses to-day probably began their 
work less auspiciously than has this chapter, but they kept at it. 
Subscriptions to chapter house funds should be made payable to 
a duly incorporated body, and should not stand or fall on the 
attempt to secure one certain j)iece of property within a certain 
limited time. Every man who subscribes wants to see the chapter 
successful in the effort, and will be satisfied if the subscription is 
made to a corporation which he knows will use it in the best 
way f>ossible to secure the desired home, be that in six months or 
six vears. 


In fact, speaking of alumni, we have had a case come to 
our notice recently in which the undergraduate was held up as 
the uninterested party, instead of vice versa. 

An alumnus of several years standing writes us protesting against 
the exclusive and unsociable attitude of a certain chapter, this 
complaint being called forth in this way : A party of half a dozen 
alumni went out to visit the chapter on the night for its regular 
meeting. They said that word had been sent to the boys that 
they would be out, but on arriving at the chapter rooms they found 
one man in waiting, the chapter having adjourned and the other 
members gone home. The brother says the cold raw night was 
less disagreeable than the cool reception, and all this sounds bad 
for the chapter. 

On the other hand the chapter boys say that these members 
had, on two or three occasions before, said they would be out, 
but had postponed the trip for one good reason or another. On 
this one, word was sent that they would be out by a certain hour, 
and the boys waited an hour after the appointed time and then 
went home. 

It would seem that no student with his next day's lessons staring 
him in the face could be accused of lack of interest for going to 
his studies under these circumstances. And no alumnus who 
had taken the evening off for such a purpose could help being 
disapf>ointed at failing to find the anticipated pleasure of the plan. 
So which shall be held to blame ? We believe neither should. 
It was simply a case of conflicting interests, but the chapter 
should seek in some other way to attest the loyalty to these alumni 
which it was denied on this occasion. 

On thk othkr hand we have been gratified to note in this 
and the December issue how many calls or visits from alumni 
are acknowledged by the several chapters. The number is a 
large one, and is not confined to those who have been visiting 
their own alma mater or college town. Wayfaring Phis from 
distant chapters have dropped in on brothers whom they had 
never met before. However blase the collegian may be, and 


however matter-of-fact in his acceptance of these attentions, there 
is not a one who does not grasp a truer idea of fraternity, or a 
chapter, but that is the more unified through and by these 
expressions of alumni interest. 

It is to be hoped that the chapters, as bodies and as indi- 
viduals, will not fail to impress upon their visitors the fact that 
their coming has been appreciated. Such sentiment, while it 
may be understood should not be unspoken. We trust, also, 
that reporters will court the habit of reporting all visits in their 
chapter correspondence to The Scrom.. 

Thk editor desires to acknowledge kind words and greetings 
from our founder. Rev. Robert Morrison, Mia/m\ VP> whose birth- 
day we celebrate in our Alumni Day reunions. He writes: ** It 
was said at Atlanta that the reason alumni did not more generally 
take The Scroll was because there was so little in it to interest 
them. That certainly is not the case now. You are all the 
while making our paper more interesting to the undergraduate 
and greatly more so to the alumnus. I-ong live The Scroll. "^ 
We are sure that if our good brother knew the appreciation 
with which the editor, like all of his kind, reads an approving 
note concerning his conduct of the magazine, he will forgive his 
conscience for the prickings it may have given him when he 
penned the words. 

Brother Morrison is in good health and is looking after the 
Colportage interests of the Southern Presbyterian Church ia 
Missouri. We cannot forget, however, that when the years have 
passed to seventy-four, short time may soon make great changes. 
The Scroll expresses the greetings of the Fraternity and prays 
him continued life and health. 

We reprint in this issue the Constitution account of the exer- of Cireek Letter Day at the Atlanta Exposition. No 
fraternities were represented by official delegates, and the men 
who took part were simply chosen from the representative 


fraternity men of the Gate City, and men who took an interest 
in making the day assigned to this feature of college life, a suc- 
cess. In this respect we are glad to note that Phis were 

We do not, however, see what function there is for an official 
Pan-hellenic Association. A college pan hellenic society may 
regulate certain affairs within the precincts of its own institution, 
but a general society can never hope to regulate the diverse 
interests of the general fraternities which might compose its 
membership. Every previous effort in this line has failed, and 
we doubt if we shall hear again from this organization. 

However, the men who met together had an enjoyable time, 
and at future affairs which assemble large bodies of people we 
shall probably have other Greek-letter reunions. These affairs 
are bound to be merely social, and not legislative, in their 
functions, and as such we will welcome them. We believe they 
do good, and our members will be glad to take part in them. 
But Phi Delta Theta as a fraternity has no interests to be 
furthered by the legislation of a Pan-hellenic Society. The 
Greek world will rise by that sense of honor which is inherent to 
the members composing it. 

(^ui TK iHK reverse of the reports from Atlanta have been the 
newspaper reports from Ann Arbor, where certain fraternities 
have sought to bolster uj) the weakened prestige of age by con- 
trol of the annual junior hop. These same societies, until three 
years ago controlled the publication of the Palladium^ the Uni- 
versity annual, but since then they have not so done, and all the 
societies working in the college of liberal arts have been 
represented in its management. 

It was notoriously true that the weak and shakey chapters 
of the original Palladium crowd were the ones opposed to 
the admission of any new-comers. There is no doubt that the 
same principal of self preservation is in the attempt to retain 
control of the Junior hop. There is, in fact, no other claim 
behind it, and these fraternities never made greater confession 


of their weakness than in their attempt to bar Phi Delta Theta, 
Delta Upsilon, Theta Delta Chi and Sigma Alpha Epsilon from 
a voice in the management of this afTair, and at the same time 
courting most earnestly their booth rent and their presence at 
the hop. 



Jm what luays capi the alumni and the active chapters best aid 
each other I 

Is a conservatixie extension policy wholly advantageous or alto- 
gether harmful I Why not I 

In a little over a month the day fixed for celebration by our 
alumni chapters will be here. It is to be hoped that not only all 
our alumni organizations may fittingly celebrate our founder's 
birthday, but that the active chapters, as well, may wear the 
colors, meet with local alumni, celebrate in some appropriate 
way March 14th. 'I'he topics here assigned in accordance with 
our organic law are, to be sure, not compulsory. Any subject 
of interest to the chapter or the Fraternity may be considered 
with equal propriety. Only let the celebration be arranged for 
in due time and marked with much intelligent enthusiasm. 

In the Bond, 

Hugh Th. Millkr, P, G. C. 

Irvington, Ind., Feb. 4, 1896. 




Maine Alpha, Colby University. 

Since our last letter the ranks of Maine Alpha have been increased 
by the initiation of five men, all of the class of ^99. It is with 
great ple^juKUre that we introduce to the Phi world Harry Sanford 
Brown,. V/illiam Bryant Chase, Forrest Eugene Glidden, Laurence 
^^^•fin^e^J^Gurdey ^nd Myron Albert Pillsbur)- as men who have been 
':,^f deemed' worthy to wear the sword and shield. In addition to these, 
we have one man pledged in the same class who will soon enter the 

The initiation was followed by a banquet at Hotel Coburn, Skow- 
began. After partaking of an elaborate repast, the following enjoyable 
program was carried out : 


Toastmaster, . H. N. Pratt, '96 

** Haste thee, nymph and brin}2^ to me jest and youthful jollity.*' 


The Bond, . . . F. W. Peakes, '96 

'* Blest be the tie that binds.'' 

Maine to California, C. E. Hutchinson, '96 

*' From Atlantic to Pacific we are foremost in the fij^ht." 

Phis on Wheels, . . . W. A. Harthorn, '97 

" This is the merry po-round." 


Phi (lirls, . . . F. A. Roberts, 97 

'* A rose bud set with little willful thorns. 
And sweet as English air could make her.'' 

- The Gentle Craft, . . H. M. Browne, '98 

'* And thus at once the peopled brook 
Submits its captive to your hook." 

Phis in the World, . G. W. Singer, '92 

'* From Orient to Occident we grow in strength each day." 

Poem, A. E. Linscott, ^98 

**This is the false gallop of verses.*' 


Our William (ioat, . H. S. Brown, "99 

•' When he next doth ride abroad, may 1 be there to see." 





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On the evening of October i8th, the Phis and their friends were 
very pleasantly entertained by Misses Tozier and Nelson at the home 
of the former, in Fairfield. This is but one of the enjoyable occasions 
of last term, and we are looking forward to many more during the 

Among the honors lately acquired by the Phis are : Bro. Peakes, on 
Senior Exhibition ; Bro. Linscott, President of Sophomore Class, and 
Bros. Hutchinson, Foye and Glidden, members of the Conference 
Board. In the physical examination, Bro. (Hidden proved to be the 
strongest man in the class of -99. 

President Butler, formerly a professor at University of Chicago, 
assumed the government of the college at the beginning of this term, 
although he will not be formally inaugurated until commencement. 

The numerical strength of the men -s fraternities here, as well as can 
be ascertained, is as follows : Delta Kappa Kpsilon. 31 : Zeta Psi, 17 ; 
Delta Upsilon, 25: Phi Delta Theta. 19: Alpha Tau Omega, 16. 

Yours in the Bond, 

Waterville, Jan. 4. 189C. H. M. Browne. 

New Hampshire Alpha, Daktmoith Colle(;e. 

With the opening of the winter term our chapter enters ui)on what 
seems destined to prove the most brilliant period of our history. 
Our roll shows a list of thirty-nine loyal Phis, among whom we report 
twelve new brothers of the Bond : William James Witte, '98, Roslyn, 
N. Y. ; Charles Ezra Adams, Ciilsum, N. H. : James Leonard Barney, 
Hyde Park, Mass. ; Kenneth Beal, Cohasset, Mass. ; Hawley Bar- 
nard Chase, Newport, N. H. : James Dwight Child, Piermont, N. H. ; 
Franklin Russell Eaton, Wentworth, N. H.: Charles Pratt Graham, 
St. Johnsbury, Vt. : Frank Abbott Musgrove, Bristol, N. H. ; Hubert 
Spencer Rogers. Tilton, N. H. : John Leonard Sanborn, Hyde Park, 
Mass., and Horace Holmes Sears, Hyde Park, Mass., all of ^99. 

The members of New Hampshire Alpha believe they have .secured 
the *«star^^ delegation of ^99. Brother (iraham was manager and 
quarterback of his class foot-ball team: Brother C. PI. Adams was 
manager of the '99 champion athletic team. On this team Bro. Sears 
was an important point winner. Brother Musgrove played center-tield 
on his class base-ball team. Brother Musgrove also corresponds for 
the Boston yournal and Brother .Sears for the iioston Stamiiird. The 
members of the delegation compare well with the other delegations in 
scholarship. Our success in the past '* chinning^* season has fully 


shown our ability to compete successfully with the older fraternities 
under the new system. 

The banquet occurred at the Newton Inn, Norwich, Vermont, on 
the night of December loth. We were fortunate enough to have with 
us Brothers Riley of Amherst, Saben of University of Vermont and 
Hitchcock of Williams, in addition to Brothers Read, Redenbaugh 
and Mackenzie of our own alumni. Brother H.J. Hapgood made a 
very successful toastmaster for the postprandial exercises. 

Five of our number at present are absent from college, engaged in 
teaching. We expect them with us in a few weeks. Brother Hun- 
tington, ^98, we regret to learn, does not expect to return to college. 
His loss is one which all those familiar with his literary work share 
with us. 

The radical change undergone in the college in reference to chapter 
houses meets with the hearty approval of New Hampshire Alpha. Our 
chapter is one of the four fraternities who propose in the near future 
to erect a home of their own. Already the lot has been secured. 
Largely through the efforts of Brother Mackenzie we were fortunate 
enough to secure the first choice of three desirable lots. With so 
much secured, the prospects of a new and commodious fraternity home 
seem very promising. 

Very cordially, yours in the Bond. 

Hanover, Jan. 14, 1896. I. J. Cox. 

Massachusetts Beta, Amherst CoLLE(iE. 

The fellows are all back with glowing accounts of their holiday 
pleasures. Our winter term, upon which we are now entering, is 
always, though short, the busiest of the year ; there being few events 
to break in upon the quiet round of college work. The Junior Prom., 
however, which to Amherst men is the great social event of the year, 
excited no little enthusiasm at this time. As Brother Griffin is chair- 
man of the prom, committee this year, we Phis are especially inter- 
ested and expect to be more largely represented than ever before. 

Since our last letter to The Scroll, Bro. Brooks, '99, has beea 
announced winner of the Porter prize for passing the best entrance 
examinations. At the close of last term, some of our number pre* 
sented to the chapter a play entitled, »* /ci on park francais^^'* which 
was heartily enjoyed. This custom of giving something in the dra- 
matic line each term is becoming permanent in the chapter and prov- 
ing quite successful. Another institution popular with us is a series 


of small set-ups, usually on Saturday nights, given by the several 
delegations to the rest of the fraternity. 

It has been a great satisfaction to us to be favored of late with 
several calls from Phis of other chapters. Bro. Cox, of New Hamp- 
shire Alpha, is with us to-day. 

Wishing The Scroll and the fraternity it represents a most 
prosperous New Year, 

Yours in the Bond, 

Amherst, Jan. 9, 1896. Raymond V. Ingersoll. 

Rhode Island Alpha, Brown University. 

Since our last letter the ranks of the chapter have been recruited 
by the initiation of a number of new men, all of whom it is our pleas- 
ure as well as pride to present to Phi Delta Theta as men who are true 
Phis and worthy brothers in the Bond. They are as follows : From 
the class of '96, Horace P. Dormon; from the class of ^99, Herbert F. 
Clark, N. T. Ewer, Nathaniel H. Gifford, Thomas J. Griffin, Dwight 
H. Hall, T. M. Phetteplace, Edgar F. Viles. In addition to these^ 
Bro. Swan, of Maine Alpha, has entered the class of '97 and is a 
welcome addition to our number. 

The beginning of the winter term finds the various student organi- 
zations emerged from the more or less provisional state of last term. 

The personnel of the Glee, Banjo and Mandolin Clubs is now defi- 
nitely determined and, though largely composed of new material, is 
fully up to the standard set by the clubs of previous years. Bros. Dor- 
mon, Viles, Clark and Whipple are members. Bro. Dormon but 
lately resigned from the managership on account of lack of time; 
while Bro. Whipple is vice-president of the organization. It will be 
seen that the musical element is not lacking at our meetings. 

Foot ball has at last achieved a secure position among the other 
branches of athletics, the work of the '95 eleven having been of such 
an order as to establish an epoch in the history of the sport at Brown. 
Not only did we prove our superiority over our more immediate rivals, 
but the prominent teams of the country were also met and given a 
hard tussle, as evinced by such scores as. Brown, 6, Yale, 6; U. of P. 
12, Brown, o: while the story of the game with Cornell admittedly 
belies the score of 4-6 in their favor. Our defeat by West Point, 
due to a combination of accidents, is the sole cause of our position 
of sixth place among the college teams. Bro. Wheeler represented 
us on the eleven and throughout the season played a strong and 


aggressive game at left guard. Bro. Hall, a substitute, intends to 
make the other candidates hustle for the position of full back, next 

Training for the base ball and track athletic teams began the first 
of this term, and the gymnasium presents a lively spectacle with the 
hundred or so candidates at their daily exercise ; in both these phases 
of sport Brown expects a good showing to be made this spring. 

As regards the literary side of our college life, also, the chapter is 
keeping up the prestige already won. Bro. Gallup was recently 
awarded the Dunn premium for excellence in rhetoric and oratory; 
Bro. Gifford received the second of the President's entrance premiums 
in mathematics. 

At the election of the Senior class, of its officers and Class Day 
speakers, held in October, Bro. Smith was chosen First Speaker at 
the Class Tree and Bro. Gallup, Class Poet ; Bro. Dormon was elected 

Outside the pale of our undergraduate representation, Phi Delta 
Theta is still heard from. During the holiday recess, Bro. Ely, of 
'94, attended the Graduate Students' Convention at Philadelphia as 
the Brown Delegate. Bro. Slocum, '95, is a member of the executive 

Bro. Greene represented us at the Alpha Province Convention. He 
returned more than ever imbued with the Phi spirit and reported a 
most successful and enjoyable session. Rhode Island Alpha most 
heartily seconds her delegate's invitation to Alpha Province to hold 
its next convention here and promises in advance to emulate the 
example of hospitality so well set by New York Beta. 

Fraternally yours. 

Providence, Jan. 15, 1896. Albert S. Morse. 

New York Delta, Columbia College. 

During the Christmas Holidays no chapter meetings were held as 9. 
great many of our members went out of town. — Bro. P. Smith made 9- 
little trip to Seattle, Washington ; Bro. Thompson went to St. Louis^ 
etc. We had to struggle very hard to keep above water since we hav^ 
taken our new rooms, and now hope that in a very short time we wilE 
be on a sound financial footing. I herewith take great pleasure in- 
introducing to the Fraternity at large, Bros. Walter Hailey, Savannah, 
Indian Territory, and Horace Campbell, San Jose, California. We 
have three men still pledged and I hope that I may introduce them to 
the other chapters in my next chapter letter. 


About the middle of December, ^95, the little book, termed Metro- 
politan Phis, edited by Bro. Geo. P. Bryant, was received from the 
printers, and a copy of the same sent to every brother whose name 
appears in the same, but as yet only fifty answers have been received. 
It was an exceedingly hard undertaking for one man, and Bro. 
Bryant is to be heartily congratulated for his good work. 

Some time ago it was decided to have a Smoker, at which all Phis 
of New York and vicinity should be present and it has now been 
pretty definitely decided to have the same in the last week of January. 

Bro. H. H. Morrison of Cornell, visited New York during Christ- 
mas and also called at the rooms. 

Dr. C. F. Chandler, Professor in Chemistry at Columbia College 
and Dean of the Mines, has been traveling in Europe for a few weeks, 
having received a leave of absence for five weeks, to study the labora- 
tories of the various Universities in Germany and Switzerland, so as 
to make plans for the new Chemical Laboratories on the new college 
site. He returned to college on Monday last. 

Bro. F. Matthews, M. D., New York Delta, '93, has shortly passed 
an examination for the gynecological staff in the Roosevelt Hospital. 
For two years he has been on the surgical staff at the same hospital, 
and for six months ending Jan. ist, ^96, has been House Surgeon. 
His new position is for a term of one year. Bro. Elias G. Brown, 
M. D., New York Delta, '95, is Medical Director of the Washington 
Heights Branch of the Y. M. C. A. Bro. McCarthy, who came 
from Williams and entered the School of Arts, was taken sick with 
typhoid fever before he had met any of the New York Delta Phis, and 
it is stated that he has just recovered from this disease. 

With best wishes to all the brother chapters, 1 remain. 

Yours in the Bond, 

New York, Jan. 13, 1896. E. J. Riederer. 

New York Epsilon, Syracuse University. 

Through a misunderstanding the December Scroll did not contain 
a letter from our chapter, much to the regret of each member of the 
society. College opened September 24th, with the largest attendance 
in its history — the freshman class numbering over four hundred (400) 
and bringing the total attendance beyond the one thousand (1000) 
mark. Chancellor Day has been working hard in the interests of the 
University and his labors are bearing much fruit. 

The College of Law was formally opened September 23d. Hon. 
William Homblower delivered the address. Thirty-four (34) students 


registered, which was certainly an auspicious beginning, when we 
compare it with the Cornell Law School which started on its career 
with only eight (8) men. One of our faculty. Judge Irving G. Vann, 
recently received an appointment as Judge of the Court of Appeals. 

The new Medical College building will be completed in the early 
summer. It is a fine structure, four stories high, and will be an 
ornament to the University as well as to the city. Designs for the 
University Block were submitted to the Board of Trustees this week 
and accepted. The building of the same will probably begin some 
time this year. It will be, without doubt, the finest block in the city. 
The plan provides for a structure ten stories high. Quarters have 
been set aside for the College of Law, and the prospective College of 
Journalism. Stores will occupy the ground floor, above which will be 
found three hundred and fifty offices. It will be absolutely fire-proof. 
The Science Hall will be numbered among our buildings in a short 
time, and will cost over a half million dollars. We would like to 
have it known that Syracuse University is rapidly becoming one of the 
greatest institutions of its kind in the United States. 

Athletics have greatly advanced in the past two years. Last spring, 
with very little diflficulty, we won the pennant in the Intercollegiate 
Track Athletic Association. This fall our foot ball team was, in the 
language of the poet »*hot stuff.'' We were not scored on in the 
Intercollegiate Association, while we made eighty-eight (88) points, 
and took the Hag easily. We held Cornell down to eight points early 
in the season, and they refused to play us the second game. George 
Reddington, formerly of Syracuse, and a graduate of Yale, -95, was 
our coach and he proved a valuable man. 

Stock in New York Epsilon Chapter of Phi Delta Theta is away up 
this year. We have what we consider by all odds, the best freshman 
delegation in college. Our initiates this year are: Thomas Hill 
Munro, Jr., Camillus, N. Y. ; Louis M. Fenner, VV^atertown, N. Y.; 
Newman D. Waflie, Salt Springville, N. Y.: Benjamin Van Ethen 
Dolph, Port Jer\is, N. Y. ; Robert LeRoy Morgan, Syracuse, N. Y,; 
Allen Lawrance Hobart, Middlese.x, N. Y. ; Harvey Stephen Kelly, 
Erieville, N. Y.: John D. Shipman, Vernon, N. Y. : Brothers John 
Plant, Syracuse, ex-'93 and W. W. Nichols, Syracuse, '94, have also 
assumed active relations with us, the former entering the Medical 
Department and the latter the College of Law. Bro. Wallace Failing 
has entered the University from Union College, and will affiliate with 
the chapter. New York Beta loses a good Phi, and it is our gain. 
Our total membership is now nineteen, and only two oi our brothers 


are Seniors, and one of them (Bro. Warren) returns next year for 
P. G. work, so we will start the next year with eighteen loyal Phis, 
and it will be an easy matter to bring seven or eight freshmen into 
the fold. We are placing ourselves on a sound and sure linancial 
basis, and this together with the spirit for Phi Delta Theta that each 
man possesses, will show a chapter that any Phi might be proud of. 

Three of our members attended the Alpha Province Convention 
held at Schenectady. Bros. Nichols. Munro and Mills were the Phis 
who partook of New York Beta's hospitality and we found them a 
jolly good crowd of fellows. The con\ention was a great success, 
and we enjoyed ourselves not a little. The delegates were typical 
Phis, and we felt honored when we grasped their hands as brothers 
in the Bond. The sessions were very profitable, and we came away 
with increased zeal for the Fraternity. 

In college honors Bro. Warren represented us on the football team 
and was conceded to be the best player on the eleven. He distin- 
guished himself in one of the Association games by making a touch 
down from the kick off, starting from the 20-yard line. He is also 
the Advertising Manager on tlie Forum. Bros. Brown and Kelly 
were substitutes on the foot ball team. Bro. Dolph is a member of 
the Glee Club. Bro. Larkin is on the OnoHiiuij^an Board, and Bro. 
Hubbard looks after our interests in the University .Senate. Bro. 
Munro is Toastmaster of the freshman class. Five Phis will trv for 
the base ball team next spring. We have better material along this 
line than all the other fraternities taken together. Bro. Failing, who 
affiliated with us is both a foot ball and a base ball player. 

With the hope that our sister chapters will ever strive to advance 
the interests of Phi Delta Theta at all times, I remain, 

Yours in the Bond, 

Syracuse, Jan. 16, 1896. Charlks Wakxkk Mills. 


College opened on the 7th inst. with all the Phis back, and eager to 
do battle for Phi Delta Theta. 

We have lately initiated Bros. Arthur Byron Coble, '97, of ! ykens. 
Pa., and John Henry Beerits, '99, of Somerset, Pa., both of whom 
will be an honor to Phi Delta Theta. 

Since our last letter, we have lost two Brothers who have passed to 
the Chapter Grand, Brothers H. D. Withers, '81, of Paterson, N. J., 
and Ross A. Snyder, '92, of Somerset, Pa., who died on the 25th of 
December, 1895. 


Bro. D. M. Addison, '95, is on the United States War Ship Ben- 
nington, which is stationed at Honolulu. Bro. C. W. Leitzell, '93, is 
pastor of the Lutheran Church at Murphysboro, 111. 

We hereby notify the whole Fraternity that Horace M. Cumbler has 
been expelled from Phi Delta Theta, and is no longer connected with 
Pennsylvania Beta. Yours in the Bond, 

Gettysburg, Jan. 18, 1896. J. E. Meisenhelder. 

Pennsylvania Gamma, Washington and Jefferson College. 

December 4, 1895, was a high day in the history of Pennsylvania 
Gamma. The twentieth mile stone in the life of our chapter had been 
reached and, as is customary on these anniversary occasions, we cele- 
brated with a banquet. In addition to our active membership the fol- 
lowing brothers were present: George M. Ryall and James P. Linn, 
of the class of '95, now at the Western Theological Seminary: John 
H. Carline, '95, a law student in Pittsburg; Arthur A. Hays, '95, 
Principal of the Washington (Pa.) High School; H. W. Weirick, 
ex-''96, of St. Paul, Minn. ; Walter Thompson, ex-'g/, of Pittsburg: 
W. K. Jones, Washington: F. E. \'ernon, Ohio Delta, '92, now at 
Western Theological Seminary, and F. G. Wishard, ex- '94, Indiana 
Beta, also at the Seminary. 

The feast was spread in our rooms in the Reed building and, to give 
an idea of its excellence, we should like to produce the menu. 

After doing ample justice to the feast, cigars were lighted and the 

following toasts were responded to, Brother Charles C. Johnson, '93, 

of Canonsburg, acting as toastmaster : 

Why Are We Here ? George M. Rvall, '95 

We Fellows, .... John J. Kerr, '97 

My First Year, Earl S. Giffen, '99 

Our Alumni, .... James P. Linn, '95 

Why I am a Phi, . James N. Rule, '98 

Unsere junglinge, . . Arthur A. Hays, '95 

All Sorts and Conditions of Phis, John H. Carline, '95 
De Goneness of de Past, Alex. Eicher, '99 

Temperance, . . H. W. Weirick, ex-'96 

Our Drummer, Walter Thompson, ex- '97 

The Delights of Selling Scopes, . J. Frank Bell, '98 
Phis in Wabash, F. G. Wishard, Wabash, '94 

The Sem. Girls, . . A. K. Brown, '99 

Phis in the Ministry, . F. E. Vernon, Wooster, '92 

Life in Prepdom, . G. L. Johnson 

Phis in Politics, . W. K. Jones 

Our Crowd, C. B. Giffen, '98 

Wheeling Girls, C. Lee Reynolds, '96 

The Bowery, . D. Glenn Moore, '98 

Aufwiedersehn, . James M. Miller, ^97 


The winter term of college opened January 2nd and several new 
names were added to the roll of students at this time. This addition 
will probabally increase our attendancs to the three hundred line. 
Brother Earl Giffen was one of those failing to return. He will engage 
in business at his home in Wheeling. 

Phis are still getting a share of the college honors. Brother Rule 
is captain of the Sophomore basket ball team. Brother Miller is vice- 
president of Philo and Union Literary Society, and Brothers Miller 
and Kerr have been assigned leading parts in the two plays to be given 
by the literary societies on February 22nd. 

Brother McClelland, our English professor, is the author of the 
poem entitled *' John Henry Jones,'' which appeared in the December 
St. A^icholas. Bro. McClelland is attaining some fame as a verse 
writer and the above mentioned article is the second that has appeared 
in that magazine. 

Yours in Phi Delta Theta, 

Washington, Jan. 13, 1896. John J. Kerr. 

Pennsylvania Delta, Alleghenv College. 

The collegiate year opened with exceedingly bright prospects. 
More new names were left with the registrar than at any previous 
opening in the history of the college. President Crawford deservedly 
receives the highest praise for his management, and we start upon a 
new era of growth and prosperity. The Faculty is again strength- 
ened by the return of Professor Elliott, * A O, who, during the last 
year, has been absent on a tour of Greece and other places of classic 
interest. We are glad to say that he comes to us again much 
improved in health. 

The men whom we lost in the class of '95, are as follows: Bros. 
Hovis and White, now at Garrett Biblical Institute: Swearer, at 
Drew Theological Seminary; Mossman, pursueing journalism at 
Greenville, Pa.; Wright, studying law at Pittsburg; Elliott, rusti- 
cating at his home near Geneva, Ohio. 

Our fall rushing was swift and sure. Bro. Todd pledged and Bro. 
Adams did not come back. Bro. Barlett, absent a year, returned, 
swelling our number to ten, to whom we added Bros. Castile, 
Weyand, Beazelle, Wilkenson; and Swisher, Swearer, Reitz and 
Wolstencroft, pledged. We introduce these to the <ft A e's as in all 
respect worthy of our great brotherhood. 

Our visitors list is not as large as we would like to have it. Our 
latch-string is ever without and our warmest welcome within for any 


Phi who chances to be in the city. Bros. R. R. Ross, Stilson and 
Kerr, Professors Ross and Elliott of the Faculty, and Bro. Stenger, 
resident, met us in our rooms last term. 

Voiirs in the Bond, 
Meadville, Jan. 7, 1896. Herbert M. Carxahax. 


Since our last letter to the Scroll a number of events have hap- 
pened of interest both to college and to fraternity life. Work on 
Denny Hall, our new recitation hall, has been going on steadily and 
it is now about under cover. The dedication will take place next 
June, and it will be ready for occupation by September. iMuch 
interest has been called forth during the winter by a proposition from 
the faculty to introduce the ** honor '' system in examinations into 
the college. Upon its being put to vote to the student body, the 
proposition, as suggested by the faculty, was rejected, and, in its 
place, the »* exemption *' system was proposed by the students. 
Nothing can now be done with regard to the latter until the June 
meeting of the Board of Trustees. 

The foot ball season was rather a short one for us, onlv three 
games having been played. What the Executive Committee planned 
for especially this year was accomplished— to carry out a strict sys- 
tem of training. This having been accomplished, we look for better 
results in the future. The results of this year's work are largely due 
to the manager, Bro. West. This brother is also captain of the 
base ball team, and we are looking for a very successful season to 
hold up our present excellent record. 

In fraternity matters, we are still in the front rank. It is with 
much pride that we introduce to the fraternity two new brothers, 
J. \'. Adams. '98. of Bedford, Pa., and Wilbur V. Mallalieu, '99, 
of Baltimore, Md. In both cases we are to be congratulated, for 
both of these brothers were approached by other fraternities, the 
latter especially having come to college prejudiced in another direc- 
tion, Bro. Zeigler, '96, was our delegate to the Alpha Province 
Convention. He brought back reports of a successful convention 
and a jolly meeting of Phis. Bro. Sanders, '98, has been absent 
from college for several months. He is filling the position of Dr. 
Marrow as secretary of the Pennsylvania Bible Society. He drops 
in to see us every few weeks on his frequent trips through the State. 
We miss his face at our meetings, and look forward with pleasure to 
the time when he can leave his dignified position and be a boy with 


US again. One of the most pleasant features of the year was when 
the Gamma Phi Beta fraternity of Woman's College of Baltimore, 
was entertained by Pennsylvania Epsilon on Saturday, November 
30th. The ladies were shown through the college and the Indian 
Training School, and left after tea at Hotel Wellington, much 
pleased with their visit and firm friends of Phi Delta Theta. 

We are now approaching the season of society anniversaries, 
contests and debates, and we hope to have news of interest for our 
next letter. Yours in the Bond of * A H, 

Carlisle, Jan. lo, 1896. Edmund I). Soper. 


Virginia Gamma, Randolph-Macon College. 

Randolph-Macon opened this session with two new members in the 
faculty. One, Prof. Delaware Kaster, a former member of R. M. C, 
occupies the chair of Greek and (ierman. The other, Dr. Nicholas 
Knight, formerly of Syracuse I'niversity, N. Y., now occupies the 
chair of Chemistry. Both of these gentlemen are invaluable additions 
to the facultv. 

We now wish to inform the Phi world how our beloved Virginia 
Gamma stands. At the opening of the present session, the prospect 
was not bright, as only two of her old members returned, while the 
other chapters were well represented. However, Phi Delta Theta was 
not to be downed. Two weeks after the college opened, two new men 
were ac ded to the army of the Phis. With this extra force, Virginia 
Gamma was better able to cope with her rival societies. Several weeks 
later, we succeeded in increasing our chapter roll to eight men. 

WMien these men were initiated. Virginia (iamma had one of her 
old time spreads at the well known and hospitable cafe of A. V. Louns- 
berrie ; here we feasted until every man felt at peace with all the world. 
At this initiation the chapter was highly honored by the presence of 
two of her old enthusiastic: members. Nothing adds so much to the 
spirit of such an occasion as the presence of old members. 1 take 
pleasure and am honored in presenting to the l*his at large. Brothers 
Clinton Kilby, liradford Kilby, C. H. Davis, Richard Morgan, W. R. 
Carpenter and Merrick Clements, the initiates of '95-'96. All of these 
brothers are worthy to wear the sword and shield and are an honor to 
Phi Delta Theta. 

Phi Delta Theta in Randolph-Macon is at a premium, both in col- 
lege and in our college town. Our chapter is the best and one of the 


largest we have had for several years. Four Phis will represent our 

chapter on the base ball team and, in fact, the Phis have a hand in 

everything that concerns the interests of our college. Virginia Gamma 

has-been silent for a long while, but by the diligent efforts of those 

who love the fraternit>', the chapter has taken a new lease on life. 

Many of the college honors are shared by the members of Virginia 

Gamma. .We wish every chapter an equally prosperous outlook for 

the session of '95-'96. 

Yours in the Bond, 

Ashland, Dec. i6, 1895. Merrick Cle.ments. 

Virginia Zeta, Washington and Lee University. 

Since our last letter, all the members of Virginia Zeta have supplied 
themselves with badges, with one exception, and before we send our 
next letter to The Scroll he will have purchased one. 

The fall examinations have been held, and, as a result, we find all 
brothers of Virginia Zeta standing generally well in their respective 
classes. Brother McClintic holds first place in the department of 
Junior Law. Brothers Leonard and McClintic are to contest for the 
Declaimer's Medal at the Intermediate Celebration of the Washington 
Literary Society, while Brother Willis is to act in the same capacity 
in the celebration of the Graham-Lee Society. Brother Young has 
recently been elected President of the former Society. Bro. Campbell 
is one of the Board of Editors of the Calyx. 

Virginia Zeta enjoyed a pleasant visit from Brother M. H. Guerrant 
a few days since, who is an alumnus of this institution, and now 
I'residentof Beta Province. Brother (luerrant is a leading legal light 
of the Lexington, Kentucky, bar. 

We have no initiates to introduce, as the best material in college 
has been exhausted. 

With best wishes from Virginia Zeta, I am, fraternally, 

Lexington, Jan. 17, 1896. A. G. Jenkins. 

Kentucky Delta, Central University. 

Opening of our college year last fall found the chapter where it 
has always stood — in the front rank of college fraternities with ten 
hard working and enthusiastic men. As the new material came in 
from all quarters of the South, by faithful rushing we succeeded in 
securing nine excellent young men, not considering how these 
worthies were rushed by our rivals, 1' N, i: A K, A K E. These were 
Bros. C. N. Mourning, W. F. Booker, J. R. Bridgeport, Louisville, 


Ky. : W. H. Railey, J. M. McConnell, Versailles, Ky. ; T. H. 
Jones, Little Rock, Ark.; L. M. Smith, Harrodsburg, Ky. ; Swing 
Brink, Ansonia. Conn.; J. W. Morrow, Jr., Atlanta, Ga. 

Central University, with Bro. W. H. Lyon as manager, has just 
finished one of the most successful foot ball seasons in her history. 
As is usual, we have captured the larger share of foot ball honors, 
Phi Delta Theta being represented on the 'Varsity team by Bros. 
Gaines (captain). Brink, Booker, Railey, Sanford and Conrad. The 
playing of Bros. Gaines and Brink being especially commended in 
the December number of Outiuj^. 

On October 19th we played Vanderbilt, meeting with our first and 
only defeat. The score, 10 to o, indicating perhaps better than any- 
thing we can say, the game we have been playing this season, and 
putting us at least among the leading teams of the South. 

After the game with X'anderbilt, this chapter gave a reception at 
the residence of Bro. A. W. .Smith, M. D., in honor of the Phis on 
the team. Just before the college closed for the holidays Bro. Chas. 
Crooks, Professor of Mathematics, tendered our boys a most delight- 
ful reception. 

Not considering the loss of five worthy and prominent brothers, 
S. S. English, R. H. Sanford, J. S. Deavenport, Ambrose Gaines, 
and J. W. Morrow, we open 1896 with excellent prospects. 

To refill some of the places of our missing ones, though hard to 
do, I take great pleasure and delight to introduce to the Phi world 
our new brother, J. D. Allen, Maysville, Ky., whom Kentucky 
Delta has honored with the sword and shield. 

Last spring Bro. R. S. Taylor, who is now an alumnus, represen- 
ted ** Old C. l'."*' in the Inter-collegiate Oratorical Contest at Lex- 
ington. This spring Bros. Smith and Bains will represent us on the 
platform. Bro. Mourning is acting as the editor of our college 
paper, the Atlantis. On the College Glee Club, which will make a 
tour of the State, we are represented by Bros. Lyon and Brink. 

There is material in college to form one of the best base ball teams 
in the State, and will be largely represented by Phi Delta Theta, 
under the captaincy of Brink. 

Yours in the Bond, 

Richmond, Jan. 9, 1896. O. G. Co.nrad. 



Gkorgia Alpha, Univhrsitv of Georgia. 

The foot ball season is now completely over, and the victories and 
defeats of '95 are numbered among the things of the past. Taking 
everything into consideration our eleven did remarkable work for the 
year. The games and scores are as follows : 

North Carolina. 6, Georgia, o: North Carolina, 12, Georgia, 6: 
Tuscaloosa, 6, Georgia, 30; X'anderbilt, o, (Georgia, o: Sewanee, o, 
<ieorgia, 22: Auburn. 16, Georgia, 6. Totals, opponents, 40; 
Georgia, 64. 

Our base ball team will, without doubt, sustain the reputation 
gained last season, of being one of the strongest in the South. 
With the exception of two, all of our old men are back, and the 
absence of these two will be amply counterbalanced by the abund- 
ance of excellent material from among the new men. 

Affairs in our chapter are running very smoothly now, and we have 
lately been honored by having with us liro. N. K. Harris, Jr., from 
Georgia (iamma, whom we heartily welcome into our ranks. Our 
number of members is now twenty-two, and this may be increased in 
the near future by a few others. 

(jamma Province convention in Atlanta in November, which we 
attended in a body, was a grand success, and matters of local and 
general interest were discussed at length. Ten colleges were repre- 
sented and the boys were afterwards treated to an elegant banquet 
given in honor of the occasion. 

Sending best wishes that each and every one of you may continue 
your success of the past far into the future, 1 remain. 

Yours in the Bond, 

Athens, Jan. 14, 1896. Geo. W. Price. 

Alabama Alpha, University of Alabama. 

The PaUadium was received yesterday, and I am glad to note that 
it was read with an unusual amount of interest. 

There have been only three important offices tilled from the corps 
since my last letter, and two of these are held by Phis. Bro. Prince 
was elected Editor-in-chief of the Corolla (our college annual), and 
Bro. Hobbie was elected business manager of our next year's foot 
ball team. 


The gymnasium team will give their annual exhibition next month. 
In this, as in other things, we take the lead. There are seven men 
on the team, of which Brothers Herring, Teague, Luckie and Hodg- 
son are considered the leaders. 

With best wishes for every loyal Phi, I am. 

Yours fraternally, 

Tuskaloosa. Jan. i6, 1896. Frank M. Moody. 

Alabama Beta, Alabama Polytechnic Institute. 

Since our last letter to the Scroll, Alabama Beta has admitted 
into fellowship, R. M. Ramson, '97, Newman, Ga. ; W. W. Sullivan, 
'97, Anderson, S. C; J. S. Paden, '99, Gadsden, Ala. With the 
addition of these worthy brothers, our chapter, in spite of the fact 
that we have lost three of our number since the opening of College, 
can now boast of twenty active members, this number excluding four 
instructors. We regret, since our last letter, having lost Bros. Sulli- 
van and Minge, the former on account of death in his family and the 
latter because of sickness. 

Nothing very unusual has transpired here for some time, in fact 
since the foot ball season. Our record in foot ball we have a right 
to be proud of, having won two out of three games played. 

At a recent election for officers of next season's team, for the sixth 
time a Phi was elected Manager, in fact that office has been held by 
Phis ever since the college has had a team. Bro. Jackson is the 
present incumbent. Bro. Riggs, who has been manager for the past 
three years was made President of the Athletic Association, which 
organization has recently l)een perfected. 

While college life is at present somewhat at a standstill, yet it will 
not remain thus very long, as class games in foot ball are soon to 
commence. The Glee Club, which has been organized recently, is 
one of the most pleasant features in our College life, that is to those 
who are so fortunate as to be members. We expect to make a better 
record in base ball this year than in the last. Most of our old team 
have returned and we have some good new material to choose from. 
At present the outlook for our success is encouraging. 

Our chapter is in a splendid condition financially, in fact much bet- 
ter than for years past. With kindest wishes for the Scroll and for 
sister chapters, I remain, 

Yours in the Bond, 

Auburn, Jan. 17, 1896. H. A. Orr. 



Louisiana Alpha, Tulane University. 

The session opened at Tulane on October 2d. There is an in- 
creased attendance at the university and consequently more material 
for fraternities. One more candidate is in the Greek field; Sigma 
Nu has been again revivified and is attempting the somewhat difficult 
task of re-establishing itself after having twice died out. 

Louisiana Alpha, I am pleased to report, is in a very prosperous 
condition. We now number fifteen — five new men being added since 
October ist. They are Bros. Henry Ludlow, Louis Laudry, Hal. 
Woods, Fernand Gasquet and Alvan Kenner Foot, — all men whom 
we are proud to introduce to the Phi world as brothers. Before this 
letter reaches you, there will be another initiate, making the chapter 
number sixteen. 

Phi Delta Theta has more men on our foot ball team than any other 
fraternity. The Captain, Bro. A. A. Woods, Jr., has worked hard 
to make this year's team the best that we have yet had. The f^ct 
that it has been the most successful one is proof that his labors have 
not been fruitless. Besides Bro. Woods, we have on the team Bros. 
Foot, Gordon, Guthrie and Bowling. 

We have been visited within the last two weeks by Bros. Bank- 
head, Prince, Teague, Stone and White of Alabama Alpha. They 
are members of the foot ball team of the l^niversity of Alabama. 

Louisiana Alpha is in the front rank of fraternities at Tulane which 
position she bids fair to maintain always. There is much praise due 
to those enthusiastic Phis who have by their determination and wise 
handling of the affairs of the chapter (the youngest at Tulane) ^ 
brought it into the present era of prosperity. However, we are sure 
that our success is not in the least unique as a piece of fraternity 
history. We have but to read the correspondence in the Scroll to 
find that the same prosperity is being enjoyed in most of the chapters 
of our fraternity. Fraternally yours. 

New Orleans, Dec. 2, 1895. J. B. Guthrie, Jr. 


Ohio Beta, Ohio Weslevan University. 

Our winter term opened Jan. 2d. As but few new students entered 
this term, new fraternity material is very limited. Our chapter now 
numbers ten members. Bro. Esterly, ^99, was unable to return this 


t^erm. On the other hand we were glad to welcome back Bro. W. A. 
Jones, '97, who had been »» on the road '' during the fall, and Bro. 
CJould Thomas, '99. We may have new members to announce in. 
our next communication. Although the chapter is somewhat smaller 
i n number than usual, yet we feel that there is a deeper fraternal sen- 
timent among the boys now than we have ever known. We feel that 
our fraternity is more than a mere organization. 

Before leaving for the holiday vacation we decided that each mem- 
b>er should bring back some game for the hall. And now, although 
we staid Methodists are not allowed to play billiards and cards, as 
I3ro. Huntington suggests, yet we can enjoy in our hall such social 
games as crokinole, dominoes, chess, checkers, etc. This has added 
much to the attractiveness of the hall. 

There is much talk in the O. W. U. now concerning the '* honor 
system '' of college government. At a mass meeting of the students, 
January 15th, provisions were made for a committee to draw up a 
constitution. Bro. Clark is the Senior member and chairman of the 

Bro. Clark has recently been elected President of the Athletic 
Association, vice C. H. Brownell, resigned. Bro. Kline expects to- 
place a good base ball team in the field next spring. 

The election in the Junior class for the Transcript Corps and the 
Lecture Committee for next year came off Jan. i8th. The contest 
created more than usual interest inasmuch as there was a great deal 
of contention both between the different chapters and between the 
fraternity and non-fraternity people. Phis, while not seeking afteu 
lionors, received their share. Bro. Armstrong was elected Editor- 
in-chief of the Transcript, Bros. Kline and Vail were elected on the 
local staff, and Bro. W. A. Jones, plat manager of the Lecture Com- 

Our sister chapters so far as we know are all flourishing. The 
Sigma Chi chapter which seemed in a tottering condition for some 
time is gaining strength and bids fair to Hourish once more. The 
Phi Gams, Phi Delts, Phi Kaps, Betas and Delta Taus have all been, 
making repairs to their halls. We fear that the effect of this will be 
to further delay the introduction of chapter houses into the O. W. U. 
Cards are out announcing a reception of Phi Kappa Psi to her sister 
fraternities Jan. 22d. As a similar affair which the Phi Psis held 
last year was a decided success, we are anticipating a pleasant 

The Ohio State Oratorical Contest occurs here Feb. 21st. We 


take this means of extending a cordial invitation to all our sister 
<:hapters in the State to be with us on that occasion. We are expect- 
ing many visiting brothers then and will try to show them the best of 
which Ohio Beta boasts. Yours fraternally, 

Delaware, Jan. 19, 1896. (1. N. Ar.mstrong. 

Ohio, Ohio University. 

The past term has been exceedingly prosperous, both to the 
University and to the fraternity, and the present term promises to be 
even more so. A number of new students have entered. The new 
dormitory for ladies is now open for occupancy. It is a pretty struc- 
ture containing all the conveniences of modern architecture. The 
gymnasium is soon to be refitted with a new supply of apparatus. 
Miss King has recently organized a chorus consisting of male voices. 
We are well represented by Bros. Bennett, Shepard, Tullis, Super 
and O'Bleness. The Oratorical Contest which decides who shall 
represent us at the State Contest, will be held Tuesday, January- 21. 

We are justly proud to be able to present to the fraternity the 
name of Michael Bolinger, '99, of Nelsonville, Ohio. Bro. Bolinger 
achieved an enviable reputation last season as a foot ball player, and 
moreover possesses the qualities of a Phi Delt. 

Our chapter life could hardly have been more pleasant. We 
blended with earnest work the delightful recreation of numerous 
parties and ** Social Phi ^ gatherings. We were entertained 
November 2 2d by Miss Craig, and again December 20th by Miss 
Tousley. January 8th thirteen Phi Delts with ** their dear girls" 
enjoyed a pleasant evening on the ice. During the Christmas vaca- 
tion our resident members spent their evenings at the hall in a true 
stag fashion. The number was augmented by the return of Bros. 
Foster, from Harvard, Dudley Welch, from Cincinnati Medical Col- 
lege, and McVay and Preston from Nelsonville, Ohio. 

The chapter is in receipt of quite a number of handsome Christ- 
mas presents, in the way of pillows, throws and pictures from our 
young lady friends. 

It is the sincere desire of our chapter to obtain photographs of all 
our alumni brothers, (juite a nymber have very kindly responded, 
yet there is quite a number who have not been heard from. 

Yours in the Bond, 

Athens, Jan. 10. 1896. C. G. O'Bleness. 


Ohio Delta, University of VV^ooster. 

Ohio Delta has but one important item to mention, (i. C. Gaut,. 
of Wooster, Ohio, one whom we pledged last year, is now Bro. 
Oaut. possessing the secrets of Phi Delta Theta. 

We feel that it is nothing more than justice to our chapter to 
mention the fact that a certain man, the initials of whose name are 
** Mr. Eagleson '' of Phi Gamma Delta, has circulated and still takes 
delight in circulating false and slanderous reports about our chapter,, 
and fraternity as well. We warn our Phi brothers against hasty- 
judgment from his malicious reports. 

Yours in the Bond, 

W^)oster, Jan. 13, 1896. W. B. CHANfELLOR. 

Ohio Zeta, Ohio State University. 

Ohio Zeta sends greeting to the other chapters of our Fraternity in 
entering upon a new term's work, hoping that all have been 
equally successful so far during the college year. We have one more 
name to add to the list of this year's initiates, Stuart R. Bolin, '99, 
of Circleville, obtained after a hard fight. 

At the beginning of the year, but three men out of eight possessed 
badges: we now feel proud in the fact that but three men out of 
fifteen have not as yet ordered pins. We are also agitating the plan 
of requiring all new men to purchase badges at the same time that 
they pay their initiation fee. 

Ohio Zeta has not been without college honors. Bro. Sater is one 
of five Board of Directors of the Athletic Association, elected from 
the student body. Bro. Ramsey is a member of the Makio Publish- 
ing Board, and, although there has been as yet no election, it is safe 
to say he will be one of the officers of the board. Bro. Woods made 
first tenor on the Glee Club, and is manager of '98 's football team. 
Bro. Canfield is on the Mandolin Club. Bro. Swisher was elected to 
the Dramatic Club, and is one of the officers in the Thurman Club. 
Bro. Schlessinger is manager of *99's football team, and chairman of 
the Class Athletic Committee. Bro. Erdmann is chairman of the 
Social Committee of '99. Bro. Jones is on the (ilee Club. 

We hope to meet many Ohio Phi's at Delaware, February 21st, 
during the State oratorical contest. 

Columbus, January 19, 1896. C. H. Woods. 


Indiana Beta, Wabash College. 

Our winter term opened Tuesday, January 7th. Two of our mem- 
bers, Herbert Jean (pledged) and Bro. Allen, '97, were compelled to 
drop out of college for this term. This leaves us in a somewhat 
weakened numerical condition, but we are conceited enough to think 
that what we lack in quantity we make up in quality. Never did 
there exist such a feeling of good fellowship and brotherhood among 
the members. We are very proud of the fact, that every member, 
except one, own a badge. 

Since our last letter we have been favored with visits from 
Bros. Tscheutscher, Lennox, Story and Landers, of Indiana Theta, 
and our latch string hangs out to all the members of Phi Delta Theta. 


Crawfordsville, Jan. 11, 1896. Ray H. Gerard. 

Indiana Zeta, DkPauw University. 

Since our last letter several changes have occurred in Indiana Zeta. 
Bro. Weese has been appointed mail clerk, with a route on the 
Pennsylvania Railroad. At the beginning of the second term, Bro. 
Sparks entered the Indiana Law School at Indianapolis; however, 
he will graduate with his class next June. Bro. Roller has been 
called home by the death of his father. From the Freshman class 
we received the following new men: Warner S. Peters, La Porte, 
Ind.; F. I. Stulls, Huntington, Ind., and P. L. Hodges, of Sidney, 
Iowa. In the preparatory school we have pledged Mr. Saner Bell. 

In athletics our fond hopes were blighted by several defeats. 
However, the team of '95 was the best DePauw has ever had. We 
won from Indiana University, Kentucky State College and Butler. 
We were defeated by Missouri University, Wabash and Louisville 
Athletic Club, and played a tie game with Indiana University. F. E. 
Wade of Yale, coached the team and will be back next year. Bros. 
Ruick, Roller and Weese, represented Phi Delta Theta on the team. 

In the Indiana University-DePauw debate, DePauw will be 
represented by Messrs. Meade, Daggey and Royse. 

The local oratorical contest will be held January 22. We are 
sorry to say Phi Delta Theta will not be represented. We expected 
Bro. John Walker to enter the contest, but he failed to return in 
;time. Yours in the Bond, 

Greencastle, Jan. 14, 1896. Frank Hall. 


Michigan Gamma, Hillsdale College. 

Allow me to present to the Phi world Bro. Julius E. Wells, '99, 
fiuffalo, N. Y. We have pledged two new men, C. P. Dunham and 
W. E. Agnew, both of whom are excellent fellows. 

We have received several communications from Case School, but 
the printed matter which was reported as sent, failed to reach us. 

Thus far Michigan Gamma has not been successful in her attempts 
toward securing a chapter house. Last spring, at a meeting of the 
active and alumni members, a movement was set on foot looking 
toward the raising of a fund for the purpose of building a lodge. The 
plan proposed was that which has often been suggested in the 
I*alladium. N. B. Sloan. 

Hillsdale, Jan. 16, 1896. 


Illinois Alpha, Northwestern University. 

Enthusiasm in college enterprises has been most marked here 
^luring the present college year. Nor have interest and earnest work 
in the studies of the University curriculum lagged. In every depart- 
ment of student life Phi Delta Theta men have been conspicuous. 

The Law School course has been changed from two to three years 
in length. This change, however, does not take effect until next 
fall. The standard of the school will then be equal to that of 
Harvard or Columbia. An arrangement has been made by the 
college and law school faculties by which a student can complete 
the college and law courses in six years, as heretofore. Credit for 
certain work in college will be accepted by the law school and vice 

The Board of Trustees have decided to erect a twelve-story sky- 
scraper on its Grand Pacific Hotel property in Chicago. The fine 
old hostelry will soon be torn down, and work will begin on the new 
structure, which is to cost over a million dollars. Its excellent loca- 
tion, opposite the Board of Trade, will make the new office building 
3 popular one and will probably give the University $100,000 a year 
im rentals. 

Professor E. G. Conklin, who held the chair of Biology, has 
accepted the chair of Embryology in the University of Pennsylvania, 
^nd left for Philadelphia this month. Professor E. S. Lacy, of Lake 


Forest University, was chosen his successor, and is now at the head 
of our department of Biology. 

Our initiates since the last letter are : E. T. Pendleton, '96, 
Baldwin, Kan.; Clay Allen, '98, Erie, Kan.: Clay Buntain, '99, 
Momence, HI. All of these men were bid by other fraternities, and 
for one of them we had a lively contest with as many as four societies. 
There are fourteen men in the active chapter, and we have two 
pledged men. In the Theological School there are also three Phis — 
Brothers White and Hovisof Pennsylvania Delta, and Brother Tucker 
of Iowa Beta. They arc with us frequently at our meetings. N. (i. 
Iglehart, Wisconsin Alpha, *6o, who is a resident of Evanston, has 
shown us many fovors. We have received visits this year from: 
Curtis H. Remy, Indiana (iamma, '72: (i. T. Kelly, Wisconsin 
Alpha, '94: F. C. Cheston, Michigan Alpha: Sherman Duffy and 
F. F. (iilchrist, Illinois Eta: O. H. Holmes, Kansas Alpha, '93: 
R. W. Fleming, Jr., Illinois Kpsilon, and F. S. Haven, (^rant Jones* 
Harry Daniels, M. A. Clarkson, C. I). Reimers and D. D. Canfield. 
who are alumni of this chapter. We gave several receptions and 
dances and a coaching party last term. The chief social event of the 
present term will be the Pan Hellenic Promenade, which is to be 
given February 21, by Phi Delta Theta, Beta Theta Pi, Phi Kappa 
Psi, Phi Kappa Sigma, and Sigma Chi. It is in reality the Junior 

The fraternities now in the college of liberal arts in the order of the 
longest continuous chapter existence are : Sigma Chi, Phi Kappa 
Sigma, Beta Theta Pi, Phi Kappa Psi, Delta l-psilon. Phi Delta 
Theta, Delta Tau Delta, Sigma Alpha Epsilon In uniform excel- 
lence, in strength, and in inHuential membership. Phi Delta Theta, 
Delta Tpsilon, and Beta Theta Pi lead, probably in the order named, 
while the others are not close upon them. .Socially Phi Delta Theta 
and Beta Theta Pi are at the head. 

The president of the Athletic Association, the base ball manager, 
and the manager of track athletics, are Phis. As football manager. 
Brother F. J. R. Mitchell had the best team last fall in the history of 
Northwestern, and Brothers Pendleton and Allen played on that 
team. Brother F. Woodford McCasky is president of the combined 
(ilee. Banjo and Mandolin Clubs of the University, and Brother F. J. 
R. Mitchell is their manager. We also have six men on the Glee 
Club. Brother John W. R. Conner is the newly-eiected President of 
the Northwestern Association of the Northern Oratorical League. 


Brother T. Melvin Fowler takes the leading part in the Junior play 
soon to be presented. 

The great Northwestern-University of Wisconsin debate will prob- 
ably be held in Central Music Hall, Chicago, the latter part of April. 
A close contest is expected. Northwestern defeated Michigan in 
debate two years in succession, but the Ann Arbor institution failed 
to challenge the victor this year, and so Northwestern asked Wiscon- 
sin to compete. Our representatives will be: Alfred Wesley 
Craven, Phi Kappa Psi, of Belvidere, 111. ; Edward Ralph 
Sinkler, of Grafton, N. D. : and William Marcus Pierce, of Pendle- 
ton, Ore. The two last named are law students. The question will 
be one of these two: **Is it desirable that Cuba belong to the 
United States?'' ** Should the President of the United States be 
elected for a term of seven years and be made ineligible to succeed 
himself?'' Wisconsin is said to have selected to represent her 
Messrs. Allen, Smith and Healy, all of the law school. 

The suggestion of a Province Convention made by Brother J. G. 
Wallace, President of Zeta Province, is approved by this chapter. 

Yours in the Bond, 

Evanston, Jan. 17, 1896. J. Arthur Di.xonv 

Illi.sois Delta, Knox Collkge. 

Through the fall term informal dancing parties were held every two 
weeks in the chapter rooms, closing at the end of the term with a 
larger party in one of the city halls, to which a number of our alumni 
were invited. During the holiday vacation we enjoyed a delightful 
visit from our Province President, Brother J. (i. Wallace, who spent 
a fortnight with his mother, sister and brother in the city. He was 
also present at a little dancing party Christmas eve, where we surprised 
the young ladies with a Christmas tree. 

Since the visit of Brother Wallace the work of reorganizing an 
alumni chapter in this city, where there are nearly half a hundred 
resident Phis, has been pushed, and it is expected that we can soon 
report the completion of the organization. 

The season when we begin to talk of college honors has come at 
Knox. At the close of the fall term Brother Parkin, of whom we 
wrote last time, was chosen to represent the literary society to which 
he belongs, as orator in the inter-society contest of the Academy.' 
Brother Strain is the only fraternity man appointed on the college* 
oratorical contest which occurs in March. There are five other con- 
testants, all from the Jusior Claiss, on this latter contest, and the- 


winner will represent the college in the State oratorical contest next 
fall. So far this winter, we believe these two are the only fraternity 
men who have gained honors. 

Today the students of this city had the pleasure of hearing Fred- 
erick Warde deliver his lecture on < ^Shakespeare and his Plays." 
During the next few months there will be many notable occasions at 
Knox, among them the celebration of Founder ^s Day, and the anni- 
versary of the Lincoln-Douglass debate, at which Hon. Chauncy M. 
Depew will deliver the oration. 

With best wishes for the brothers in the Bond, 

Galesburg, Jan. 17, 1896. G. M. Strain. 

Illinois Epsilon, Illinois Weslevan University. 

The winter term of the Illinois Wesleyan University has opened 
and finds enrolled more students than ever before in her history. 
Before the present year closes, the ground will be broken for a large 
ladies^ college, which will be built on the campus. The plans for this 
building are now made, and the design is almost an exact reproduction 
of the ladies^ dormitory at the Womans^ College in the city of Balti- 
more. The cost of this new department is estimated at $30,000.00. 
This move on the part of the trustees led the managers of the College 
of Arts to make an extra effort, and the result of their deliberations 
comes in the announcement of a new building for the exclusive use of 
this department, and it is intended to erect a College of Arts which 
will rival anything west of the Allegheny mountains. The lot on 
which this structure is to be placed has already been purchased and 
is directly across the street from the campus. The building itself is 
to be built of stone and is most elaborate in both design and finish. It 
will be three stories in height, and the lower floors will be used for 
exhibit rooms, while the second and third floors will be devoted to 
dormitory purposes. 

The law school still continues to lead the State in matter of scholar- 
ship, and at a recent examination given by the Supreme Court of 
Illinois, Wesleyan men secured the first sixteen places in a class of 

We have been almost homeless for the past year, as the boys would 
not consent to remove the chapter to the college building, as a rule of 
the faculty required, but an opening soon presented itself when the 
old rooms which were occupied by the chapter for thirteen years were 
vacated, and then a short but spirited struggle with Sigma Chi ensued 
in which the Sigs were worsted and Ihe latch-string is again hanging 


out to all Phis, at No. 301 N. Main street, and we feel much at home 

Of last yearns graduating class. Brother Marsh has entered Harvard 
and will receive this year the degree of A. B. Brother Miller has 
entered the law school and will be with us for two years at least. 
Brother Merrill has been selected as City Editor of the Daily Leader^ 
and is at the same time pursuing his law studies. Brother Ivans has 
returned to his native city of Quincy and is meeting with much 
success as an attorney. Brother J. B. Miller is also practicing law in 
the city of Kankakee, and Brother Thomas L. Pollock is enrolled with 
Michigan Alpha and reports them a jolly and loyal lot of fellows. We 
have also given to Illinois Eta Brother Wright, who will complete hb 
studies at Champaign the coming June. 

It is with much sadness that we recall the death of one of our most 
loyal and ardent members, Brother Leonard Morton Prince, whose 
removal from earth has brought sadness to all our hearts. His wife 
was always a true friend of the chapter, and in her sadness we all are 
sharers. He leaves a young child, born just a few days before his 
death . 

We are happy to introduce to the Fraternity two new men, Brother 
Alfred N. Murray and Brother Louis Fitz Henry, whom we are confi- 
dent will be strong additions to the chapter. Brother Murray is a 
musician of note, and has for two years been the pianist at the chapel 
exercises, and his merit is recognized. He has written a catchy two- 
step, which is named for the Fraternity, and it is in demand all over 
the city. It will be sent to the General Council for the use of the 

During the holidays we received pleasant calls from Brothers Fifer, 
Winter and Baker, of Williams, and they report the chapter at that 
place in excellent condition. Brother Melluish, from the School of 
Technology, was also at home, and is enthusiastic in Phi Delta Theta 

We are engaged in pledging some good material at the college and 
have secured Oscar Jackman, one of the best men in athletics ever in 
the University. He will be a member the coming year. There will 
be at least three more good men pledged before the next issue of the 
Scroll, and at least two more initiated. We have established the 
plan of sending to the chapter each year a Freshman delegation which 
will offset the depletion in our ranks. 

Late news announces the death of another of our best men. Brother 
George H. Apperson, Washington correspondent of the St, Loun 

276 . THE SCROLL. 

Globe y and a man who was at the top of his profession. He will l)e 
remembered by many of the older Phis as a man of great ability. 

Phi Delta Theta still retains her place at the head of the social world 
and our rooms are the scene of many pleasant social functions. 
Brother Probasco is now on the Art^us staff, while we are represented 
in every organization in the college in some way. 

Brother Spencer Ewing has returned from Belgium, and is in 
Chicago, practicing law. Brother John F. Wight is a prominent 
candidate for the Legislature on the democratic ticket, and will, no 
doubt, receive the nomination, which is equivalent to election. 
Brother Darrah, who is still on the faculty, is one of our most ardent 
supporters in all affairs, and is making a success of the School of 

Kappa Alpha Theta has been compelled to give up her charter in 
this school, and it has been transferred to the University of Illinois. 
None of the chapters are as strong in numbers as in former years and 
all are recognizing that the conservative policy of our men is the 
only correct one. Yours in the Bond, 

Bloomington, January 17, 1896. J. W. Probasco. 

Illinois Zkta, Lombard University. 

Lombard University has seen a number of very important changes 
since our last letter. Brother C. Ellwood Nash, D. D., of Brooklyn, 
N. Y., formally accepted the Presidency of the institution during the 
early part of the fall term. Upon his arrival in Galesburg, in Decem- 
ber, a reception was tendered him by the students and faculty, which 
plainly showed the great hopes for the success of our college, which 
are expected to be fulfilled under his administration. Dr. Nash was 
a member of the old Phi Sigma League, from which Illinois Zeta was 
formed, and affiliated with Phi Delta Theta while a student at 

A new ladies' hall is in process of erection on our campus, and it has 
but recently been decided to build another new hall during the spring 
and summer for the accommodation of the elocution, music and art 

Socially, we have not done so much as a chapter, this year, as in 
former ones. We held one very pleasant dance in our chapter house 
last term, and also attended a delightful hop given by the Knox 

Our chapter is in excellent condition, and is holding its own for 
college honors. Bro. Ash worth is Editor-in-Chief of The Lombard 


Jin'iew. Bro. Shinn is its Business Manager, and Bro. Harsh is 
President of **The Review Joint Stock Company.'" Bro. Shinn is 
President of the Senior Class, Bro. Harsh, Treasurer, and Bro. Barr, 

Brothers Southwick, Rogers, Brown and Shinn have succeeded in 
getting places on the annual oratorical contest to he held January 31, 
while our opponents, Sigma Nu, have two men on the same. 

We recently enjoyed a visit from our Province president, Bro. 
Wallace, who is talking up a Province convention. 

With best wishes for Phi Delta Theta. 

Yours in the Bond, 

Galesburg, Jan. 17, 1896. E. L. Shinn. 

Illinois Eta, University of Illinois. 

After a two weeks' vacation the members of Illinois Eta have 
returned ready to take up their University work once more. Bro. 
Ounaway, who has been with the Missouri River Commission since 
the middle of last May is with us again, and we assure him a cordial 
welcome. We now have a cliapter of twenty-one active members, 
and expect to have several more brothers to present to the general 
fraternity soon. Since our last letter we have initiated William 
Noble, '96, of Champaign, 111.; S. P. Hart, '99, Springfield, 111.; 
Henry Charles Noble of Champaign, and William John Jackson of 
Chicago, 111. We feel that these are a great addition to the 
chapter, for all stand well in scholarship, and in a social way equally 

We were pleased to receive visits from Bros. Elmer C. Henderson 
of Fulton, Mo., F. Gilchrist and F. H. Hamilton a short time ago, 
and we hope to see them again soon. 

Since the general Fraternity last heard from us we have been very 
fortunate in the way of honors. Bro. Charles D. Beebe was elected 
captain of our next year's football team, and Bro. William Fulton 
elected editor-in-chief of '98 ////V?, the college annual for next year. 
Base ball practice has begun in the gymnasium, and over 100 appli- 
cants have handed in their names to the coach. Brother Whittemore 
is manager, and is now arranging for quite an extensive trip to be 
taken this spring. 

During the holiday vacation the Glee, Mandolin and Guitar Club 
took a short trip, giving concerts in Kankakee and Chicago. At both 
places they were favored by large as well as appreciative audiences. 


We were represented by Brothers C. D. Beebe, ^97, A. N. Hazlitt, 
'98, and F. C. Beem, '97. 

We are glad to welcome the Pi Beta Phi Sorority into the Greek 
world here. They hold a reception at the residence of Captain Smith 
in Champaign next Saturday, to which all the members of our chapter 
have been invited. 

Hoping that the general Fraternity will find the year of ^96 an 
exceptionally profitable one, 

I remain, truly yours in the Bond, 

Champaign, Jan. 18, 1896. Fred. C. Beem. 

Wisconsin Alpha, University of Wisconsin. 

The fall semester has been a prosperous one in many ways for 
Wisconsin Alpha. Since last writing, our membership has been 
strengthened by four initiates, whom I take pleasure in introducing to 
the Phi world : Brothers Carl Gulfuss and Dwight A. Sanborn of 
Milwaukee, Earle Pooler of Onalaska, Wis., and Charles Caspar of 
Waukesha. Bro. William Griswold of Illinois Delta has affiliated. 

The question of a permanent chapter house has been the all 
important matter before the chapter, and plans for a house fund are 
now being completed. The method which we intend to adopt for 
this purpose, is to require each member to sign ten notes of ten dollars 
each, due one a year from the date of graduation. Efforts are being 
made to interest our alumni in the house project, and if assistance 
from them is forthcoming, next year will see us settled in permanent 

In December we inaugurated the plan of holding monthly spreads 
in the lodge. The two which we have so far held have been highly 
successful. The spreads, which are very informal, have proved an 
excellent means of bringing our active members, and occasionally 
alumni also, into closer touch with one another. 

As usual, ice boating has been the chief winter attraction in 
Madison. Four of our members are owners of ice boats, and so our 
opportunities to enjoy the sport are not lacking. 

In the regatta recently held, Bro. Hobbins won the penant in the 
second class, while Bros. Dickinson and Barnes were third in the 
first class. 

The University is in a nourishing condition. In spite of raised 
fees in several departments, the total enrollment of students is larger 
than that of last year, while the corps of instructors has increased. 


The School of Music, which is a new department this year, has met 
with great success, and undoubtedly will soon take its place as one of 
the attractive features of the University. 

With the best of wishes, yours in the Bond, 

John H. Bacon. 
Madison, January 15, 1896. 

Missouri Alpha, Missouri State University. 

Since the last chapter letter Missouri Alpha has added one more 
to the number of the wearers of the sword and shield. Our last 
initiate is Milo Fowler Graham, ^98, of Richmond, Mo. Bro. Graham 
is a fine fellow, and we are proud to introduce him to the Fraternity 
at large. 

Affairs at Missouri State University have been very quiet for the 
last two months, the principal event being the trip of the Glee, Banjo 
and Mandolin Clubs through Kansas and Missouri. The trip was a 
very successful and pleasant one in many ways, and the clubs 
reflected great credit on the University. At a meeting after the 
return of the clubs, Bro. English was elected manager of all the 
clubs and leader of the Glee Club for next year. 

There was a pleasant reunion of Kansas City Phi alumni and mem- 
bers of Missouri Alpha and Beta on Thanksgiving day, when they 
were all collected to witness the successful close of Missouri's most 
brilliant football season. It is to be hoped that such meetings may 
often take place, as not only pleasure but great good will result from 

We recently enjoyed a short visit from Bro. Macfarlane, '95, who 

is practicing law in Mexico, Mo. Bro. Macfarlane has made us 

several visits since his graduation, and it is our earnest wish that all 

Phis would follow his example. We want all Phis to remember the 

Missouri Alpha's latch string is out at any and all times. 

Yours in the Bond, 
Columbia, Jan. 15, 1896. Horace B. Williams. 

Missouri Beta, Westminster College. 

Missouri Beta opened after the holidays with all present except 
Bro. James H. Parker, who was prevented from returning on account 
of sickness. On January 13th, Mr. J. Earl Lyons, '99, Page City, 
Missouri, was introduced to the mysteries of the Triple Gates. He 
was spiked by all the chapters, but in the words of the old song. 


**When the Phis came round, sir, I simply had to cave." He is a 
brother of ^Bro. George B. Lyons, who was graduated with the class 
of '95. 

The chapter has been considering plans for getting a chapter 
house — one that could be used as a lodge as well as a club house. 
As yet, nothing very tangible has l)een done, but I hope to be able 
to report more fully in the April Scroll. 

We have had the pleasure of extended visits during this month 
from Brothers E. C. and Harry Henderson, A. W. Bush and Homer 

Westminster is to have this year, for the first time in its history, an 
annual, which will be issued by the Senior Class. Missouri Beta 
will be well represented in it. 

Candidates for the base ball team met recently and effected an 
organization. Bro. M. N. Ferguson was elected manager. We will 
be represented on the team by Bro. Jacks, pitcher; Bro. Maulin, 
catcher, and Bro. Smiley, second base. Bro. Jacks is a phenomenal 
pitcher, having played during the past season on the Sherman, Texas, 
league teams, and the Fulton *• Stars," amateur champions of 
Missouri. For several years before entering college here, he was 
captain of the Missouri State University team, and a leading member 
of Missouri Alpha. 

Wishing the Fraternity in general and the Scroll a prosperous 
New Year, 1 am 

Yours in the Bond, 

.Stkphe.n Yerkes Van Meter. 

Fulton, January 19, 1896. 

Iowa Beta, University of Iowa. 

The fall term of school just passed has been a prosperous one for 
Iowa Beta. The chapter has experienced its usual good fortune in 
securing new members, and 1 now beg leave to present to the 
Fraternity Carl Mulky, Freshman, Medical; Fred. A. Pittinger, 
Freshman. Medical, and Charles S. Leech, Freshman, Dental. These 
make a total of six men for the fall term, and with our pledged 
friends who will join this term, we will have a list of at ten 
members initiated in 1895-96. 

Socially Iowa Beta has not been very active this fall. A spirit of 
determined work has possessed its members from the beginning of 
the school year, and studies have received an unusual amount of 
.attention. However, a number of informal parties have been given, 


and their enjoyment has not been lessened by their informality. The 
first '* swell '' dance of our season will occur on the 24th inst. 
The pleasure of this party to the members of Iowa Beta will be 
increased })y the knowledge that the chapter is out of debt, and that 
it starts the year 1896 with a clean balance sheet. 

We have enjoyed the usual number of contests — athletic and other- 
wise — this year. The S. U. I. football team was a success 
financially at least — a result due wholly to the work of Bro. (}. W. 
Lawrence, its manager. A game of basket ball with the team of the 
University of Chicago, ended disastrously for our team. The score 
was fifteen to twelve in favor of the Chicago school. **We comforted 
ourselves, however, by thinking of our victory over them in the 
debating contest of the preceding evening. 

The Haivkeye will soon be taken from the press of the printer. 
Several Phis have contributed to its success, as members of the 
Board. It will probably succeed financially this year, thus making a 
new record in the Junior Annual History of this institution. 

The few members of Iowa Beta who had returned to Iowa City, 
enjoyed a visit from Bro. Calvin of Chicago in December, and one 
from Bro. Lomas of the Rush Medical College in January. We 
appreciate the interest shown by these alumni members in the 
chapter's welfare. Bro. Frank Hastings of Massillon. Ohio, also 
spent a few days visiting with members of the Fraternity. 

With my best wishes for the prosperity of the Fraternity, 

I remain truly yours, 

Iowa City, Jan. 18, 1896. (Jeo. M. Prick. 

.Minnesota Alpha, University of Minnesota. 

All inferences to the contrary, Minnesota Alpha is still on deck, 
and would long ago have so testified had it not been for the serious 
illness of the former reporter, James H . Evans, who passed through 
a dangerous siege of typhoid. We are happy to report his entire 

The University of Minnesota is still growing, the registered 
attendance for '95- '96 being 2,404, as against 2,171 for '94-'95. 
We have four new buildings this year of which we justly feel proud: 
a library, an observatory, an ore-testing plant for the mining depart- 
ment, and one of the best histological laboratories in the Northwest. 
The foundations are also laid for a new $150,000 drill hall and 
gymnasium, to be completed and ready for occupancy at the begin- 


ning of the next college year. With this structure finished, the semi- 
circle of buildings around the campus will be complete. 

The faculty also has been enlarged by the addition of several pro- 
fessors. Dr. MacLean left just before college opened to assume the 
chancellorship of the State University of Nebraska, his place being 
filled by Prof. MacClumpha. In the engineering department, Pro- 
fessors Kendall of Cornell and Hibbard appeared last fall, and Prof. 
Nicholson of the University of Nebraska, is an assistant in chemistry. 
One of our active chapter, Wm. H. Condit, ^96, has lately been 
appointed assistant to Dr. Westbrook in Bacteriology and Pathology, 
taking rank over fifty or more applicants for the position. 

Our own Conway MacMillan, head of the Botanical department, 
has been elected one of the directors of the Commercial Club of Min- 
neapolis, and is now recognized as one of the most brilliant after- 
dinner speakers in the Northwest. . 

The chapter started in last fall with eleven men back, but this 
small number was reduced to ten by the serious illness of Fred. 
Huxley, ^96, who was obliged to leave college a few weeks after he 
had begun. He recovered from his attack of pleurisy, but decided 
not to enter till next fall. We were also unfortunate in having 
Brother Evans on the sick list, as he has been one of the leading 
men, not only in the chapter, but in college. 

Competition between fraternities was sharp this fall, but we got 
just what we wanted. We take pleasure in announcing five new 
brothers in the Bond : Carl Fletcher Brush, Eyota, Minn. ; Thomas 
Linley fjones, Minneapolis, Minn.; Edward Mansfield MacKusick, 
Minneapolis, Minn.; Bradley Wilson Shgrman, Minneapolis, Minn.; 
Arthur Bisbee, Madelia, Minn., all of '99. 

We were much helped in **rushing^' by the fact that our rooms 
had been remodeled and refurnished, the library receiving several 
fine pictures and a piano through the generosity of local alumni. The 
chapter is quite musically inclined this year, there being several 
brothers who handle the guitar, piano, mandolin and vox humana 
with great skill. 

In athletics the chapter has not been as prominent as in former 
years, though our two men on the team, Harding (right guard) and 
Adams (quarter-back) , were star men in their positions. Condit 
and Bisbee also played respectively sub-tackle and sub-end, the latter 
being looked upon as the most promising man for end next year. He 
is a brother to Ed. Bisbee (Phi Delta Theta), our famous end. In 
the University at large, however, football has been in a most flourish- 


ing condition. We came out of the season with $4,600 to our good» 
and with as good a reputation as any Western team with one 

Local alumni are quiet this year, but the chapter is lively enough 
to make up for that. The first annual quarterly banquet was held at 
the Ryan Hotel, St. Paul, December 7th. A Zeta Province conven- 
tion is now under discussion, and Minnesota Alpha is heartily in 
sympathy with any such attempt. 

Social functions at the University are on the q. t. this year owing 
to the opposition of the faculty. The college **loafer^^ is also having 
a hard time, as a committee of professors is making a special study 
of his case. 

Charles £. Adams, ^96, was elected one of the business managers 
of the Minnesota Magazine, a Senior magazine which made its 
appearance last spring. M. C. Perkins, ^96, is one of the committee 
on the Senior promenade, and Fred. Huxley, ^97, was, until com- 
pelled to leave, a member of the Gopher, ^97 board. 

Yours in the Bond, 

Minneapolis, Jan. 12, 1896. M. C. Perkins. 

Nebraska Alpha, University of Nebraska. 

The new year finds us well on our way in college and fraternity 

The boys have returned from their holiday vacation with renewed 
zeal for Phi Delta Theta. 

Bros. Tillson, now studying music in New York, Taylor, Palmer, 
Minser and Wheeler, paid us a brief but pleasant visit. 

The Senior and Junior football game ended in a victory for the 
latter, score 2 to 4. Bros. Westerman and Jones played ends for the 
Juniors, and distinguished themselves during the game. We are 
again even with Doane College, having defeated them in a game by a 
score of 24 to o. 

Our new library building was dedicated Tuesday evening, Decem- 
ber 2d, by a large reception to the general public. We are justly 
proud of this beautiful structure with its many accommodations for 
the students. The cost was $110,000. The main portion of the 
building 130x65 feet, contains reading and recitation rooms. The 
fire-proof north wing 50x75 feet, is the book room with a capacity of 
100,000 volumes. Eventually the entire wing will be available, 
giving storage space for 250,000 volumes. In the reading room and 


alcoves of the library are accommodations for 250 readers. On the 
third lloor is the art gallery. 

The glee and banjo concert on December 20th was a success in 
^very particular. There were a large number of theatre parties. 

The Junior hop will be given February 12th, at the Lincoln Hotel, 
«nd will be one of the swellest affairs of the year. The committee 
consists of nine fraternity representatives and two barbs. Bro. Hag- 
gard is our representative. 

Delta Gamma received at the home of Miss Slaughters, and Kappa 
Kappa Gamma at Miss Laus on New Years. The boys will long 
remember how delightfully they were entertained by the young ladies. 
After receiving hours the spacious rooms in the home of Miss 
Slaughter were cleared and a number of young gentlemen remained 
and spent tlie evening in dancing. 

We have given three parties since our last letter and all were a 
success in every way. 

The registrar has just issued little books in which the required 
studies and credits of each student are recorded. These books will 
be a great help to all and are a long past necessity. 

We unite in extending our heartfelt sympathy to Bro. Wing, whose 
beloved mother was called from earth to her heavenly home in 

With best wishes for the success of all the brother chapters, 

I remain yours in the Bond, 

Earl A. McCreery. 

Lincoln, January 9, 1896. 

California Alpha, Ikivkksitv (»f California. 

The Christmas vacation is over, and the University opened on the 
13th inst., with an increased attendance. 1 regret to report that 
Bros. Brown, '98, and Wemple, -98, did not return. Bro. Brown 
has taken a six-months' leave of absence on account of ill-health, and 
Bro. Wemple will probably enter the medical department of the Uni- 
versity. Wc have begun active rushing again, and hope to present 
several new men before the term closes. 

Bro. Koch graduated at Christmas, six months before his class, 
and will pursue post-graduate work. Bro. Goodyear, '92, has 
returned to the I'niversity to take post-graduate work also. Bro. 
Friend is still at the head of the student body, and is the University 
correspondent of the Oakland Tribune. Bro. Engstrum has been 
elected recently to the board of managers of the University of 


California Magazine. Bro. Case has been appointed a lieutenant of 
the battalion. 

Bro. Reinsteim, '73, Regent of the University, has taken active 
measures to beautify the college grounds. He has appealed to the 
student body for aid, and they have volunteered their services for 
several days. A novel and unprecedented sight will be presented 
when 500 or 600 college men will don working suits and handle picks 
and shovels, and under experienced guidance^ change the college 
grounds into a tropical park. This method was necessary to effect 
the changes, for the State appropriation did not warrant the requisite 
expenditure of money. 

The corps of University Cadets has become so large, that it has 
been divided into two battalions. 

In our annual football contest with Stanford, on Thanksgiving day^ 
Fate again strangely interposed, the score resulting in a tie for the 
third time. 

We had a very pleasant visit last term from Bro. G. E. Hyde, '88, 
Vermont Alpha, who is a topographical engineer in the V . S. Govern-r 
ment employ on this coast. 

The local fraternity Omega Alpha, was granted a charter by the 
national convention of Delta Upsilon on October 25. 1895. With 
l>est wishes for the new year. 

Sincerely in the Bond, 

George Dudlky Kierulff. 

Berkeley, January t5, 1896. 

California Beta, Lelaxd Stanford, Jr., University. 

This year, for the third time, the Thanksgiving day football game 
between Stanford and the University of California, resulted in a tie, 
the score being 6 to 6. We are somewhat disappointed at not 
winning, but Stanford still holds the championship of the Pacific 
Coast, never having lost a game. Bro. Eaton was manager of the 
team, and conducted the football affairs in an energetic and business 
like manner, which won him the confidence of the student body and 
faculty alike. 

In the evening after the game the Stanford (ilee. Mandolin and 
Vaudeville Clubs gave an entertainment in the Bush Street Theatre, 
which was a decided success. The house was filled by Stanford 
students and their friends. Several Phis repre.sented us upon the 


Phi Delta Theta was very much in evidence in San Francisco on ^ 

Thanksgiving day, and made a showing which was surpassed — if *% 

indeed it was equalled — by no other fraternity. At the game we -s 

occupied the best box, which was finely decorated with the college ^ 

and fraternity colors, and at the theatre we filled two boxes (no « 

other fraternity occupied more than one) . During the day we met :J 

often with our brothers of California Alpha, and the members of the ^ 

two chapters planned to eat their Thanksgiving turkey together. The ^ 

Baldwin Hotel was named as the rendezvous. There an elaborate ^ 

menu was served, and the California Phis had an opportunity of 'I 

becoming better acquainted and of discussing fraternity matters. The s 

«vent was a most enjoyable feature of the day, and one which should J 

become a custom. 

Since my last letter to The Scroll we have initiated B. E. Page ^ 

of Pasadena, Cal., and D. H. Leppo of Santa Rosa, Cal. Both are ^ 

excellent men and were wanted by a number of our rivals. 

A chapter of Kappa Alpha (Southern) has been established at := 

Stanford, and a Delta Upsilon chapter has been granted to a local - 

society which has existed for two years under the name of Alpha 
Upsilon. Neither is strong, and they are in no way dangerous rivals 
of Phi Delta Theta. There are now thirteen fraternities and three 
sororities at Stanford. 

We have lost by graduation Bros. Allen and Matthews, both 
having taken their degrees at the close of the last semester in 

Bro. Look, ^95, now principal of schools at Anderson, Cal., is 
spending the Christmas vacation at the University. 

Fraternally yours, 

Wilson C. Price. 

Stanford University, January i, 1896. 



The Phi Delta Theta dance of last evening was one of a series 
of monthly social enjoyments which this popular fraternity gives. 
The chapter house was appropriately decorated. Mr. and Mrs. 
Alfred E. Howell acted as chaperones, and De Pierri's band 
furnished music. — Nashville American^ Feb. 2, i8g6. 

Indiana University will have no representative in the annual 
contest of State Oratorical Associations to be held at Indianapolis 
on March 13. This is due to the lack of interest taken at the 
University in oratorical matters and is a virtual withdrawal from 
the State association. 

Ohio B — R. D. Hollington, '92, B. D. Boston University and 
A. M. Ohio Wesleyan, '84, has received appointment as pastor 
of the M. E. Church at Montpelier, Ohio. 

* * * * 

Within a few months a revised catalogue of the Legal Fra- 
ternity of Phi Delta Phi will be issued. Said order has about 
4,000 members, most of whom are graduates of the leading 
twenty-two law schools of the United States and Canada. Each 
member of said fraternity to whom these presents shall come, is 
hereby requested to write to the Secretary, George A. Katzen- 
berger at Greenville, Darke County, Ohio, giving him necessary 
data for said catalogue. 

Tennessee A — Rev. W. H. Cotton, '85, has been appointed 
pastor of West End Church, one of the three largest Methodist 
churches in Nashville, and the one most attended by Vanderbilt 
students. The Nashville American, noticing the appointment 
says, that "from one of the highest sources in the church comes 
the statement that he is the strongest and ablest young man of 
the Tennessee conference." 

The ** honor system" of conducting examinations, which is 
said to have originated at the University of Virginia, has been in 
vogue in nearly all Southern colleges for many years. Three 
years ago it was adopted at Princeton, where it has been entirely 


successful. It has also been adopted at Wesleyan and in the 
law school of the University of Pennsylvania. At Harvard, 
Yale, Williams, Union, and the University of Michigan the 
(juestion of adopting the system is now being agitated. 

* * ♦ * 

The following marriage notice concerns a well-known and 
popular Phi of Vermont, '91. Bro. Cheney is a regular Scroll 
subscriber, the chairman of the alumni committee on Vermont 
Alpha's chapter house incorporation, and withal, a loyal Phi: 

MiDDLETowN, Conn.; January 15. 

The residence of the Hon. M. W. Terrill was the scene of a very 
pretty home wedding at 6 oYlock this evening, at which time the 
daughter of our respected townsman. Miss May Terrill, one of the 
best known young ladies of the city, and Mr. Thomas C. Cheney of 
Morrisville, V't., were united in marriage by the Rev. Daniel G. 
Downey, of Stanford, Conn., brother-in-law of the bride. Mrs. 
Downey, sister of the bride, played upon the piano Lohengrin^s 
** Bridal Song" as the party entered the room, and during the 
ceremony in subdued tones ♦»Elsa's Dream" from Lohengrin, follow- 
ing with Mendelssohn's Wedding March. The bride wore white 
satin with duchess lace and carried a bouquet of white carnations, the 
flowers of the groom's college fraternity. The bride also wore a 
diamond brooch, the gift of the groom. Miss Cheney of Morrisville 
was the maid of honor, and Mr. Leon J. Thompson of Wolcott, Vt., 
best man. The bridesmaids were Miss Brant of Madison, N. J., 
Miss Savage of New York City, Miss Corrine of Princeton, N. J., 
Miss Beach of Middletown, Conn., Miss Ivy Terrill of Middlefield, 
Conn., and Miss Alice Terrill of Bridgeport, Conn. 

An elegant wedding luncheon was served by Besse, the caterer 
from Hartford. The table decorations were in light blue and white 
and carnations, colors and flowers of the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity. 
The parlors were decorated with palms, smila.x and carnations. The 
bride has long been a resident of Middletown and will be missed by a 
large circle of friends. Mr. Cheney, the groom, is a graduate of the 
U. V. M., a young attorney at Morrisville, standing at the head of 
the class when admitted to the bar last fall. He is at present assist- 
ant clerk of the House of Representatives in the Vermont Legislature. 
After a very few days the newly wedded pair will go to Morrisville, 
where they will make their future home. 

>{C «jC SjC 9|C 

The Columbiadj a cjuarterly published at Athens, Ohio, by a 
staff composed of Ohio University professors, in its December, 
1895, issue, contains an interesting article '' Khud — a story of 
the Mound Builders," by Chas. G. O'Bleness, of Ohio Gamnia, 
the chapter's present reporter. 


The editor regrets that an unexpected and imperative call 
which took him away from the city when the last forms of this 
issue were ready for press, has delayed the appearance of the 

* * * * 

Thirteen Seniors have formed a new society at Northwestern 
University, called **Deru." Its motto is '^college spirit," and 
its emblem a heavy Roman gold ring, bearing the skull and 
crossbones. In its membership are three Phis — Kay, Miller and 
Mitchell. Other fraternities represented are : A Y, 2 ; B © n, 4 ; 
OK 4^, I ; <I> K S, i; A KE, I. 

* * * * 

It has been our aim to make The Scroll something of an 
Atlanta number, and with that end in view we have secured 
portraits of several of our Atlanta Phis. There are many other 
good brothers in this city whose faces do not appear, and who 
in every way maintain the worth and dignity of Phi Delta Theta. 
These illustrations will, however, furnish some index to the 
character of our representation in that city. 

Reading matter on next pa(|rc. 



Official Jewelers. 

Having received the above appointment at the '94 
convention, we will do all in our power to merit the orders 
of every Chapter of Phi Delta Theta for the best and 

Badges and Novelties. 

▲ppNTAl PteUgei Seat on Saqnett of Chapter Correipoadent. 
Mention the Scroll. 


The California chapter is congratulating itself over the election 
of one of its members, (!. F. Reinhardt, '97, asfootball manager 
for the coming season. The honor is a marked one at U. of C. 
Mr. Taylor of Reta Theta Pi was the rival candidate for the 

* * * * 

Tennessee A —Married, at Lexington, Ky., October 23, 1895, 
J, W. Sewell, '90, to Miss Eliiabeih Kidd. Bro. Sewell is a 
})rofess(jr in the Nashville High School. 

Three new alumni chapters will formally celebrate their organ- 
ization by observance of Alumni Day this year, and their names 
appear in the directory of alnnini chapters. These are located 
at Macon, (Georgia, and Birmingham and Mobile, Alabama. 
Our resident Phis in these cities belong to representative families 
and are prominent in professional, business and social circles. 
We are glad that ihcy pro|)ose to perpetuate the memories of 
college days by the finnual observance of Alumni Day. 

tha l>iig«st lianutaatQFl 





IN THE EUROPEAN MARKETS, Ther are <» a paalllon to produo* FInar 
Worli In B ahortar apaos of tima, and upon mors daalrabla tarma than 
Others who manufacture upon a emalier eoale, and who are obllBad to 
purohaas their matarlala from Iha Imporiara of these sooda. 

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President — Hugh Tii. Miller, P. O. Box -'U, Irvinf^nn, Ind. 
Secretary— Walter K. Brown, N. Y. Life Building, Minneapolit, Minn. 
Treasurer — Fred S. Ball, Montf^omcry, Ala. 
Historian— D. N. Marble, IS Cortlandt Street, New Voik, N. Y. 

J. E. Brown, 23-'» East Town Street, Columbus, Ohio, Editor. 

The Scroll is published by order of the National Convention, the GencraJ 
Council actin}^ as advisory board. It issues bi-monthly, from October to June, five 
numbers completing a volume. 

Contributions from active and alumni members of the Fraternity arc earnestly 
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Address all communications to THE SCROLL, P. O. Box 117, Columbus, O. 

Editors of the Catalogue. 
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Eugene H. L. Randolph, 1». O. Box WlW, New York, N. Y. 

Editor of the History. 

Waller B. Palmer, .')ll S. Spruce St., Nashville, Tennessee 

National Convention. 

Philadcliihia. Pa., November, 18%. 

Alumni Chapter Addresses. 

Anuurtl Alumni Day^ MarcA IbtA. 

Boston, Mass. — Alpha — W. W. Cu!»e, :)U Congress Street. 

New York, X. Y.— Alpha— C. A. Winter, 58 Pine Street. 

Pittsburgh, Pa. — Alpha— E. P. Ctmse, care of *• Leader.'* 

Philadelphia, Pa.— Beta— Dr. G. F. Levari, 7:;:< N. list Street. 

Baltimore, Md. — Alpha— Rev. H. H. Weber, 31 Patterson Avenue. 

Washington, D. C. — Alplia— M. C. Summers, Surgeon-GencraPs Office. 

Richmond, Va.— Alpha— Dr. C. M. Shields, :;10 E. Franklin Street. 

Columbus, Ga. — Alpha — S. P. Gilbtrt. 

Macon, Ga. — Gamma — Kdwin S. D.ivis, HCO Orange Street. 

Atlanta, Ga. — Beta — Morris Brandon. 

Nashville, Tenn.— Alpha— R. F. Jackson, :J01»^ N. Cherry Street. 

Montgomery, Ala. — Alpha — P. H. Stern. 

Selma. Ala. — Beta— A. W. Nelson. 

Birmingham, Ala — (iamma— Chas. A. Stillman. 

Mobile, Al.i. — Dclt.i— (»eo. B. Thomas. 

Cincinnati, O.— Alpha -J. G. Bloom, care B. iV: (). S. W. Ry. 

Akron, O. — hcta— W. |. Emery. 

Cleveland, O.— Gamma— Rev. K. S. Barkdull, Trinity Cathedral. 

Louisville. Ky.— Alpha— F. D. Swope, Fifth and Main Streets. 

Franklin, Ind. — Aljilia — T. C. Donncll. 

Indianapolis, Ind. — Beta— Ralph Bamberger, Aetna Building. 

Chicago, HI. --Alpha— Leo Wampold. IJiJi' Michigan Avenue. 

Galcsburj;, 111.— Beta— Fred. K. lellitV. 

Kansas City, Mo. — Alplia — S. M. McClannahan. 

Minneapolis and St. Paul, Miiui.—.Mpha—L. A. Straight, Pioneer Press B'ld'g, 
St. Vaw'i. 

Denver. Ci.l.— Alph.i— (J. F. PrrMc, V. S. Mint. 

bait Lake City, I'tah— Alpha — (iraliam P. Pnliiani. 

ban Francisc.». Cal. — Alplia-W. O. Mnrij^an, .V.K) :;.Uh St, Oakland. 

I OS Angeles, Cal. — Beta — Leslie R. Hewitt. 

.-spokane. Wash. — Alpha — Will E. Willi-.. 


College Chaptkm Addresses. 

Alpha Province. 

'retident— J. C. Moore, Jr., 716 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 

[aine Alpha — Colby Univerbity, Waterville, Me. — H. M. Browne. 

INew Hampshire Alpha — Dartmouth Collefj;e, Hanover, N. H. — Isaac J. Cox. 

"X^ermont Alpha — University of Vermont, Burlington, Vt. — Frederic V. Lincoln, Phi 
Delta Theta House. 

2lfassachusett8 Alpha— Williams CoIlv}re,WilIiamsto\vn, Mass.--Geo. T. Northmp, 
Phi Delta Theta l.od|fe. 

AAassachusetts Beta — Amherst Collet^e, Amherst. Mass. — Raymond V. Ingersoll, 
Phi Delta Theta House. 

Flhode Island Alpha — Brown University, Providence, K. I. — Albert Morse, 25 Hope 

2S'ew York Alpha— Cornell University, Ithaca, N. Y.— Chas. F. Hackvtt, Phi Delta 
Theta House. 

^New York Beta — Union University, Schenectady, N. Y. — H. H. Brown. 

^New York Delta— Columbia Celleee, New York, N. Y.— Kmil Justus Riederer, 
Phi Delta Theta Suite, 114 E. 54th Street. 

^^lew York Epsilon — Syracuse Univcrsitv, Svracuse, N. Y.— C. Warner Mills, 
Phi Delta Theta House. 

A-'ennsylvania Alpha — Lat'ayette College, Easton, Pa. — J. S. Kochl. 

'X'ennsylvania Beta — Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, Pa. — J. E. Meisenhcldcr. 

S'ennsvlyunia Gamma — Washington and Jefferson College, Washington, Pa.— 
I>. Glenn Moure. 

Pennsylvania Delta— Allegheny College, Mcudville, Pa. — Paul Weyanil. 

^Pennsylvania Epsilon — Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pa. — Kdmond I). Soper. 

X'ennsvlvania Zeta — University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa. — Henry N.June. 
Phi Delta Theta House, 32.')0 Chestnut Street. 

X'ennsvlvaniaEta — The Lehigh University, South Bethlehem,Pa.— Chas. S. Bowers, 
Phi Delta Theta House. 

Beta Province. 

^'resident — Marshall H. Guerrant, Northern Bank Building, Lexington Ky. 

"X^irginia Alpha — Roanoke College, Salom, Va. — H. Blair Hanger. 

'^'irginia Beta — University of Virginia, Va. — ^J. Pierce Bruns. 

"^'irginia Gamma — Randolph-Mucon College, Ashland, Va. — Merrick Clements. 

"A'irginia Zeta — Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Va. — A. G. Jenkins. 

^orth Carolina Beta — University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 
A. s». Dockcry. 

^Centucky Alpha— Centre College, Danville, Ky.— T.J. Field. 

^Centuckv Deka — Central University, Uichmi>nd, Kv.— Overton L. Conrad. 

GamtHa ProviHce. 

"^rcMdent — Frank C. Keen, li-J-J J. nrvi^- Conklin Ruihlinn, Aui»u>t;i. (Jcdifia. 

^ycnrgia Alpha — University of (Jecir* i:i, -•\.lhen*.,<ia.— (J W. Prlrt-. 

^yeorgia Beta— Emory College, OxTcTd, (»;i. — \V. P. niiHidwi>M)i. 

^ycorgia Gamma — Mercer l^nivcrMty, M:ii(»n, (ia. — Fr:ink S. Huiik;^. 

Tennessee Alpha— Vanderbilt ITnivcr^ity, N;*shvir.i, Trim.— W. B. NLiImih.. 

"Tennessee Beta — L^niversity of tlu- South. t-. Ti im.— I". (;. lU-Miril. 
^Alabama Alpha — University «»f .'Vlnbaiim, 'ru>k;ili.ii';i, Al.i.— l-r.n.k M. M(mi(i\ 
Alabama Beta — Alabama Polytc4:)ini'- Institute, Aiiburu, Al.i.— |{. S. |a«k>»in. 
Alabama Gamma — Southern University, (irtt nr.b«>ro. Ala.— i:. 1*. (iaims.. 


Delta Provinct, 

President — ^^lohn A. Fain Jr., Wcathcrford, Texas. 

Mississippi "Alpha— rnivcrsityo! Mississippi, University P. O., Miss.->C. L Garnett 

Louisiana Alpha — Tulane University of Louisiana, New Orleant, La. — J. Birnej 
Guthrie Jr., 1404 Napoleon ' \ ve. 

Texas Beta— University of Texas, Austin, Tex.— D. W. Wilcox, 1908 Univy Ave. 

Texas Gamma — Southwestern University, Georgetown, Tex. — P. P. Henderson. 

Epsilon Provimce. 

President — S. Emerson Kindley, Akron, Ohio. 

Ohio Alpha— Miami I'niversity, Oxford, O. — C. A. Kumler. 

Ohio Beta — Ohio Wesleyan University. Delaware, O. — G. N. Armstrouf;. 

Ohio Gamma — Ohio University, Athens, O. — C. G. 0*BIeness. 

Ohio Delta— UniverMty of Woo!»ter. Wooster, O. — W. B. Chancellor. 

Ohio Epsilon — Bufhti-1 Colle^je, Akron, O. — Arthur C.Johnson. 

Ohio Zcta— Ohio State University, Ct»lumbus,0.— Chas. H. Woods, Phi Delta TheU 
House 14»h'. N. Hiph Street. 

Indiana Alpha— Indiana University, Bloomin^^ton, Ind. — Conrad Krempp. 

Indiana Beta- Wabash College, Crawfurdsville, Ind. — Hoy H. Gerard. 

Indiana Gamma— Butler University, Irvington, Ind. — A. B. Carpenter. 

Indiana Delta— Franklin Collcjfe, Maurice Doufrjas, F"ranklin, Ind. 

Indiana Epsilon— Hanover Collrpe, Hanover, Ind. — M.J. Bowman. 

Indiana Zeta— De I*auw University, Greencastle, Ind. — Frank Hall. 

Indiana Thela— Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind.— K. Tscheutscher. 

Michiij'an Alpha— University rif Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich. — Roy M. Hardy. 
Phi Delta Theta House. 

Michigan Beta— State College of Michif>:an, Ap^ricultural Colleire (Lan8lne),Mich.— 
B A. Buwditch. 

Michii^an Gamma— Hillsdale C(»llejje, Hillsdale, Mich. — N. B. Sloan. 

Zrta Province. 

President— J. (J. Wallace. '.HH» N. V. Life Ruildinp, Minneapolis, Minn. 

Illinois Alpha— Northwestern I'niversity, Kv:mston, 111.— J. Arthur Dixon, Phi 
Delia Theta llouvr. 1717 Chicaj;o'Ave. 

Illinois Delta— Knox College, Galesburjj, 111. — Georjje M. Strain. 

Illinois Epsilon — Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, 111.— J. W. Probasco. 

Illinois Zeta— Lombard University, E. L. Shinn, Galeshurfjf, 111., Phi Delta 

'I'liet • House. 

Illinois Eta — University <»f Illinois, Champaitfn, 111.— F. C. Becm. 

Wiscouhiu Alpha — University oi Wisconsin, Madison, Wis.— John H. Bacon. 
Phi Delta 1 beta House. 

Missouri Alpha— Univer>ity of Missouri, Columbia, Mo — Horace B. Williams. 

Missouri Beta— Wt>tininster College, Fulton, Mo.— .S. Y. Van Meter. 

Missouri (Jamma — Washington University, St. L(mis, Mo., T. F. Chaplin. 

Iowa Alpha— lo\v;i Weslryan University, Mount Pleasant, la. — Frank S. Robinson. 

Iowa Beta— State I'niversity of Iowa, Iowa City, la.- Geo. M. Price. 

Minnesota Alpha— University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minn. — Maynard C, 


Kansas -\lphii— I'niversity of Kan«-as, Lawrence, Kansas.— C. W. L. Armour. 

Nebraska Alphu— l"niver>ity of Nebraska, Lincoln, Neb. — K. A. McGreery, Phi 

Delta Iheta Kooiii».. Slate iJIock. 

California Al]»lui— Univtrsity ol California, Berkeley, Cal.— Geo. D. KierulfT, Phi 

Delta I'hela Hou«.e. 

California Beta— Lei and Stanford, Jr., University, Cal.— Wilson C. Price, Phi 

Delta Theta House. 




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Vol. XX. APRIL, 1896. No. 4, 


The voice of years long past imparts to me 
In one triumphant choral strain of joy 
The praises of our Lord, the Son of God . 
The story sweet grows sweeter still with years 
That are but mellowed with its truth and love. 
In one grand swell the music rolls sublime, 
And with increasing volume finds in hearts 
Receptive of its truth a harvest full. 
And as the years speed by, the story old 
Is cast abroad among the weak in heart, 
An incense sweet, a soothing balm for all. 
So, when the summons calls us to our home. 
May we go singing forth to meet our God, 
And sing the song, the voice of years sublime. 

A. G. Jenkins, Washington and Lee^ '97, 

-F^ram Souther u Collegian, 


To understand the remarkable Senatorial contest for a suc- 
cessor to the scat held by Hon. J. C. S. Blackburn in which two 
Phis have been engaged as the nominees of the Democrats and 
Republicans respectively, it is necessary to go back to the elec- 
tion of last November, when the first of a long series of sensa- 
tional events began. After the returns were all in it was found 
that the Republicans for the first time in the history of Kentucky 
had elected a Republican Governor and a majority of the House 
of Representatives while the Democrats had a majority in the 
Senate to be presided over by a Republican Lieutenant Governor. 
C. U. Shreve, Jr., the Republican opponent of the Hon. A. J. 


Carroll, in Louisville, had been secretly bought off and his name 
withdrawn, which was not discovered until election day when 
his name was not on the ballots. As soon as a certificate was 
issued to Mr. Carroll he resigned and at a special election was 
re-elected. The result was that on joint ballot the Democrats 
had 68 votes, the Republicans 68 and the Populists 2, total 138. 

Congressman W. Godfrey Hunter, who managed the Repub- 
lican campaign, while the wheel horses of the party were stump- 
ing the State in the interests of the ticket, had secretly secured 
the pledges of enough Republican nominees to the Legislature to 
make the Senatorial nomination his to a certainty. 

Senator Blackburn had bolted the Democratic State platform 
and together with the Hon. P. Wat Hardin, Democratic nominee 
for Governor, made a campaign on a platform of their own in 
favor of free silver. The result was the defeat of Hardin and 
much bitter opposition to Blackburn's Senatorial aspirations. 

On Tuesday, January 7th, 1896, the House and Senate 
organized and it was apparent that both parties were badly split 
on the Senatorial (|uestion. However, on Friday the loth, 
Blackburn received in the Democratic caucus 37 votes, Ex-Gov- 
ernor McCreary 13, and Ex-Governor Brown, 6. Four Demo- 
cratic Senators and eight Representatives, representing the sound 
money wing of the party, foreseeing the nomination of Senator 
Blackburn, refused to go into the caucus or to be bound by its 
action. Senator Weissinger, of Louisville, was the recognized 
leader of this opposition. 

On Saturday, the nth. Congressman Hunter was nominated 
by the Rej)ul)lican caucus by acclamation, and the race was 
made up. On the same day Democratic Representative Isaac 
Wilson, of Nelson County, who had gone to Frankfort with the 
cold hand of death already upon him, expired, thus leaving the 
Republicans with one more vote than the Democrats. On Mon- 
day, January 20th, Republican Senator Stege, of Louisville, 
announced that he would not vote for the RepubHcan nominee 
until Mr. Wilson's successor could be elected and qualify which 
fell like a thunderbolt in Dr. Hunter's camp. On Wednesday, 
January 2 2d, the first joint ballot was taken, resulting in 68 
votes for Dr. Hunter, 58 for Senator Blackburn and 10 votes 
scattering. Populist Poor voted for Hunter and Populist Eding- 
ton for Blackburn. Senator Stege, true to his word, refused to 
vote for Hunter thereby defeating his election, since with Wilson's 
seat vacant 69 votes would have elected. The sound money 
Democratic bolters voted for Carlisle and others. 

In the meantime two Republicans were contesting the seats of 
two of the Democratic Representatives and the Republicans were 


threatening to unseat them. The Democrats met this with a 
threat to unseat two Republican Senators for each Democratic 
Representative who might be unseated, which for the time being 
checked further action in the contest cases. 

On February nth, Wilson's successor having qualified and 
Stege voting for him. Dr. Hunter received 51 votes out of a 
total of 102 voting, again lacking only one vote of an election. 
Populist Poor who had been voting for Hunter was paired with 
Senator Ogilvie, who had been sick from the beginning of the 
session and carried into the joint sessions when he could not get 
a pair. Poor was urged to break the pair but firmly refused. 

On February 29th, after having been twice within one vote of 
election. Dr. Hunter being threatened with desertion and hard 
pressed to explain contradictory expressions on the silver ques- 
tion, confronted by those who had received conflicting promises 
of the same offices hereafter to be filled, retired from the race 
and returned to his Congressional duties at Washington. 

A dozen candidates at once sprang forward to secure the 
Republican nomination. Several caucuses were held resulting in 
a deadlock with State Senator Deboe and Judge Holt of the 
Court of Appeals, in the lead of all others. On March 4th, Mr. 
Boyle's name was first mentioned and being presented in the 
caucus, he received 10 votes. The next day Deboe and Holt 
retired in his favor and he was nominated by acclamation. This 
result was very gratifying to the Republicans because Mr. Boyle 
Avas the only prominent and available Republican who had not 
been embroiled in the bitter factional fights which had been 
waged in the party. 

On March 7th, a joint session, which began with a bombard- 
ment of paper balls and wrapped circulars between the members 
wound up with the most turbulent scenes witnessed to that time. 
Jt began with a stampede to Blackburn, both Populists voting 
for him and all the sound money Democrats except three, chang- 
ing their votes to him, Weissinger their leader being too sick to 
be present. These three men, amidst tremendous uproar, 
weakened by their long resistance, were tremblingly hesitating 
when the Republicans began to change their votes to John G. 
Clarlisle, preferring a sound money Democrat to a free silver one. 
This movement was checked in turn by free silver Republicans 
who leaped upon the desks and in stentorian tones called upon 
the free silver Republicans to rally to Blackburn. After the 
^eatest excitement an adjournment was effected without an 
election. • 

On March 9th, Senator Weissinger, who had borne the brunt 
of the sound money opposition to Blackburn, worn out with the 


responsibilities and the pressure that had been brought to bear 
upon him, succumbed to an attack of pneumonia, dying a few 
minutes before the time of a joint ballot. On the loth, Wood 
G. Dunlap, who had been contesting the seat of Moses Kauf- 
man, a Democratic Representative from Lexington, announced 
that he withdrew his contest. On the nth, notwithstanding 
Dunlap's sensational and unaccountable withdrawal, Kaufman 
was unseated by the Republicans. Within fifteen minutes of the 
hour for the joint ballot, the Senate after the Lieutenant Governor 
had declared it adjourned, unseated Senators Walton and James. 

Up to this time the scenes at Frankfort had been very excit- 
ing. Frequent encounters had been narrowly averted and on 
several occasions hot words had passed back and forth and in 
some instances blows exchanged. These difficulties, however, 
were explained and apologies made and accepted when the fever 
of the moment had passed. With the unseatings, the excitement 
arose to fever heat, the Republicans being determined that 
Senators Walton and James should vote and the Democrats 
equally determined that they should not. It was currently 
reported that every member of the Legislature was armed with 
knife or pistol or both, even the pacifically inclined members 
feeling it necessary to be prepared to defend themselves. When 
two thirds of the sixty day session had expired, one small, insig- 
nificant bill had passed the Legislature. Possibly another one 
has been passed since that. 

Sunday evening, March 15th, Governor Bradley caused the 
riot alarm to be sounded in Frankfort summoning the State 
militia to arms and telegrams were sent to Louisville and Lexing- 
ton ordering the troops to Frankfort at once. Next day sur- 
rounded by 400 State militiamen, the 49th ballot was taken, 
resulting in one vote for Mr. Boyle, all others refusing to vote. 

The final ballot resulted in two votes for Mr. Boyle all others 
refusing to vote and while its members were singing the Doxology 
the joint session adjourned thus terminating one of the most sen- 
sational series of incidents in the history of Kentucky. In all 
thirty-three bills of little importance became laws at a cost to the 
State of more than $100,000.00. 

Senator Joseph Clay Styles Blackburn was initiated by the 
Kentucky Alpha Chapter of Phi Delta Theta at Centre College 
in February, 1857, graduating with the class of 1857 and receiv- 
ing the degrees of A. B. and A.M. On the breaking out of the 
war he enlisted in the Confederate army, bearing himself with great 
gallantry and courage, attaining in 1865 the rank of Lieutenant- 
Colonel and Aid-de-Camp to General William Preston of the 
Kentucky Infantry. At the close of the war he resumed the 


practice of law and began his political career in the Kentucky 
Legislature where he served from 1870 to 1874. From 1874 to 
1884 he represented the Seventh District of Kentucky in Con- 
gress and since 1884 has been United States Senator, having 
completed a continuous career of more than a quarter of a cen- 
tury in the legislative bodies of his State and country. Person- 
ally Senator Blackburn is bold and fearless, of magnetic presence, 
an eloquent speaker and one of the most popular men in Ken^ 

Saint John Boyle is also a member of Kentucky Alpha Chap- 
ter of Phi Delta Theta having been initiated in 1863. He grad- 
uated from Centre College with the degree of A. B. in 1866, and 
attended the Louisville Law School in 1866-7, ^^^ ^^^ Harvard 
Law School during the year 1867-8. Since that time he has 
practiced his profession in Louisville, where he ranks in ability 
and learning with the leaders of the bar. In 1879 ^^ ^^ 
appointed receiver of the Kentucky division of the St. L. & S. 
E. Ry. Co. From 1888 to 1890 he was Vice President of the 
Kentucky and Indiana Bridge Co. and for years has served in 
the same capacity with the Louisville Street Railway Co. In 
December, 1893, ^^ ^^ appointed joint receiver of the Chesa- 
peake, Ohio & South Western R. R. Co. by the United States 
Court. In 1892, Mr. Boyle was the Republican nomineee for 
Congress and in 1894 for Judge of the Kentucky Court of 
Appeals. There is very little doubt that he was elected to this 
position but a contest having been made before a Democratic 
contest board, the Democratic candidate was declared elected 
and having refused to accept his certificate, a new election was 
held in November, 1895. M^- Boyle refused the renomination 
and the Republican nominee is now a member of the Court of 
Appeals. Mr. Boyle is a man of marked ability as a lawyer, of 
the highest sort of integrity and has the fullest confidence of his 
professional associates and the community at large. Personally, 
he is frank and outspoken, courageous and of a genial, kindly 
disposition. He would wear worthily the honors and responsi- 
bilities of a United States Senator. 

The Boyle- Humphrey gymnasium at Centre College, erected 
in 1 89 1, was the gift of two alumni of the college, both of whom 
were Phis — Saint John Boyle, '66, and Alexander Humphrey,*66. 

Frank D. Swope. 



To THE Editor of the Sigma Chi Quarterly. 

Columbus, Ohio, February 29, 1896. 
Frank|Crozier, Esq., Editor Sigma Chi QuafUrly^ 

Dear Sir. — On page 5, of the November, 1895, issue of 
your Quarteffyy and over your own signature in an article con- 
cerning one of the founders of the 5 X fraternity, appears the 
statement : 

**In 1848, the Phi Delta Theta was founded at Miami Uni- 
versity, previous to which time Alpha Delta Phi had founded a 
chapter in 1835, and Beta Theta Pi had been organized in 1839. 
The chapter of Phi Delta Theta seemed determined to enroll as 
its members the entire college attendance. As a natural conse- 
quence the house crumbled from its very unwieldiness ; and the 
year 1852 saw Kappa chapter of Delta Kappa Epsilon organ- 
ized, as a protest against the spirit which aggrandized organiza- 
tion at the expense of the individual." 

Inasmuch as this statement has been put before the readers 
of the Quarterly, and has been republished by other members of 
the Greek Press, I have no doubt you will give space to the fol- 
lowing statements, of the verity of which you can easily satisfy 
yourself by a fair search in the literature of Miami University 
and her fraternities : 

First — Phi Delta Theta was founded in December, 1848. 
The Miami chapters of A A <l> and B II were suspended early 
in 1848, from causes not necessary here to state, and they were 
not revived until December, or later in the collegiate year of 
1851-52 (See Baird's "American College Fraternities," 1890, 
page 135 : Baird's *' Fraternity Studies" of B 11, 1894, pages 
34 and 38; and article on ''The Kappa Chapter," by A. C. 
Kember in D. K. E. Quarterly, April, 1885.) 

Second— The attendance at Miami University from 1848 to 
i860 ran from 200 to 250. (See statement in Sigma Chi Cata- 

T/iird — The founders of * A were six in number. 
Although for two full years from the time it was founded the 
fraternity had practically the entire student body from which to 
choose its members, the largest membership enrolled at any one 
time up to 1852, was twelve. (Rev. Robert Morrison, ^49, a 
Presbyterian minister, writing in 1885 of the first three years of 
the fraternity, said, '^Not a man so far, had refused to join the 
band when asked to do so.") The record of initiates of the 


chapter would show the undergraduate membership for the col- 
lege years 1848-49, 1849-50, 1850-51, and 1851-52, to have 
been respectively 9, 9, 11 and 12, (Catalogue records of Phi 
Delta Theta), and from a careful search it would seem that the 
highest number reached by the chapter at any time up to 1857, 
was only thirteen. 

Fourth — The records of the Phi Delta Theta at Miami, as 
have been published in The Scroll, show that in October 28, 
185 1, two members were arraigned for misconduct, which, for 
fear that otherwise it might be misconstrued, we state, was the 
repeated use of intoxicants to excess. The result of these 
charges was that on October 30 their names were stricken from 
the Bond without a dissenting vote, and the resignations of three 
members who had sided with them, were unanimously accepted. 

Fift/i — Six months later, April 20, 1852, in response to a 
request from the two gentlemen who had been expelled, that the 
chapter grant them a new trial, and thereafter grant them hon- 
orable dismissal, the chapter by a vote of six to ^vq, gave these 
men honorable dismissal so that they might ally themselves with 
the charter members of the Kappa of the A K E then organiz- 
ing. I (luote from the original application as on file in the 
archives of the Ohio Alpha, dated April 8, 1852. 

**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 him- 
self with any association, that association should be theirs. At 
the present time your petitioner has no thought of becoming a 
a member of said Society, but he holds himself bound to con- 
nect 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 frecjuently expressed hos- 
tihty 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 having been 
expelled from your body will always prove an impediment to 
his connection with any other — indeed, it has proved so already. 
Your petitioner has refused good offers, being unwilling to con- 
nect 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) permitted 
to withdraw. If such a request be granted, your petitioner is 
willing to give your Body any assurances that all proceedings 
shall ever be 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 <^ A Society. 

Respectfully yours, 
( Signed. ) " 

A similar petition was received from the other expelled mem- 
ber, and in consideration of these petitions, the former action 
was then seconded and the two gentlemen were * * permitted to 
withdraw from the Society," the chapter resolving, ** That the 
good feelings professed by the gentlemen in their communica- 
tions to the Society are cordially reciprocated," 

So it happened that of the five members whose connection 
with the Society was severed in October, 1851, four became 
charter members of A K E which swung out the following April, 
or 60on afterwards, while the fifth united with A A <^. It might 
here be mentioned that at the very next meeting after their 
expulsion, the chapter initiated James Carson, whose older 
brother was a B © n, and Samuel Hibben, who graduated with 
the first honor in the class of '53. It appears, therefore, that 
the chapter did not suffer by its disciplinary action. 

Should you desire more explicit details in regard to these mat- 
ters, they can be found in the copies of The Scroll for Octo- 
ber, November and December, 1881 ; February and March, 
1882; November and December, 1885; January, 1886; Octo- 
ber, 1887, and October, 1888; the catalogues of Miami Univer- 
sitv and the several fraternities which have existed there. 

I am, therefore, unable to see on what historical grounds, or 
grounds of any kind, you base your statements, and as they seri- 
ously reflect on the parent chapter and the animus which 
inspired the founders of Phi Delta Theta — and therefore on the 
whole fraternity — I challenge you to show what proof or 
authority you have for the same. I would take no notice of 
this were it the first time it had appeared, but your Society is 
responsible for a similar paragraph which appears in the history 
of your Miami chapter in the last Sigma Chi Catalogue. The 
purport of this is so like that of yours that the conclusion is 
natural that it was the basis for your statement. This catalogue 
paragraph says that : 


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** Phi Delta Theta was established as a sort of secret literary 
society, with more or less definite fraternal aims. So broad 
appears to have been its conception of brotherhood, that the 
local chapter became so large in 1852 that it was divided into 
two sections, which met separately on different nights. In such 
a large and heterogeneous organization the ties of friendship 
were necessarily slight, and the mutual obligations which the 
chapter sought to enforce were artificial and irksome to a num- 
ber of bright, active fellows among its members. The conflict 
between organization and individuality soon precipitated a crisis, 
and in this same year, 1852, a portion of its members founded 
the Kappa chapter of Delta Kappa Epsilon." 

Now it has already been shown that the largest active mem 
bership the chapter ever had at any time up to 1852 was twelve, 
and the "large'' number in the chapter at the time a division 
was made was twelve. The division of the chapter into two 
sections was not made because it was "large and heterogene- 
ous," and the " ties of friendship necessarily slight," for it was 
provided that when any person was proposed for membership in 
either section, that section should " make known to the other 
the name of the proposed candidate, together with the time and 
place of election, and if any member of either shall object to 
the same, it shall be forthwith dismissed," but because the chap- 
ter was then sub-rosuy and meeting in the rooms of its members 
in a college dormitory the necessary business of the organization 
<x>uld be transacted with less interference from the attention of 
outsiders. Moreover, the two sections met together on special 
occasions, as on April 20, 1852, when the action of the previous 
October was rescinded, the two members who had been expelled 
being allowed to resign. 

This division was made in April, 1852, and as after the Com- 
mencement in June, 1852, badges were worn more openly in 
the University and the membership known, the second organiza- 
tion, with its five members, merged back into the mother chap>- 
ter the fall of the same year. You may note then that this 
division took place six months after men who were chartered as 
Kappa of Delta Kappa Epsilon had been out of the Phi Delta 
Theta fold, and that two of them found it necessary to secure 
honorable dismissals before allying themselves with that organi- 
zation. So also they were out of Phi Delta Theta before A K E 
was thought of. Andrew C. Kemper, one of these men, says in 
the A K E Quarterly, ** A few weeks afterward, Jacob Cooper, 
then at Yale, now at Rutgers, visited his home in the neighbor- 
hood. Apparently unacquainted with the facts related, he 
approached the founder of the Kappa upon the subject of a 


chapter of Delta Kappa Epsilon, and left the whole matter in 
his hands. The result was that ** The Immortal Six" became 
charter members of Kappa, with one exception." 

So also, as regards the aims with which Phi Delta Theta was 
established, ** The Bond of the Phi Delta Theta" which 
remains forever the unalterable expression of the aims and pur- 
poses of the fraternity, and which is today the same as in 1848 
and 1852, states very clearly what these aims and purposes are, 
and a wayfaring man could not put such a construction upon it 
as I find in the paragraph referred to in your catalogue. 

While regretting the necessity for disciplinary action, it is a 
matter of pride to Phi Delta Theta that the men who, after leav- 
ing her ranks, achieved such success, and were the founders of 
so honorable a chapter as Kappa of Delta Kappa Epsilon, from 
which afterwards Sigma Chi sprung. 

Our men of 185 1 had high personal regard for the men who 
afterwards founded A K E, and in all the discussions of the rea- 
sons which led to their withdrawal, no one ever imputed a lax 
standard of membership, or a lack of fraternal spirit in the Phi 
Delta Theta chapter until thirty years later such statements 
emanated from Sigma Chi. Not even the withdrawing members 
hint at such a fact. When such men as J. G. McNutt, who 
died before reaching the prime of life; J. H. Childs, who fell 
leading his brigade to the charge at Antietam ; A. C. Kemper, 
M. D., a well known physician of Cincinnati; S. R. Mathews, 
a brother of Justice Stanley Mathews of the U. S. Supreme 
Court, who became a judge of high repute on the Common 
Pleas bence (these four later of A K E) ; Harmar Denny, S. J., 
(later of A A 4>) who subsequently was a professor in St. Fran- 
ces Xavier, the principal Roman Catholic College of New York 
City; and I. S. Lane, Attorney, Xenia, Ohio, deceased since 
1859; James Holmes, pastor of the Second Presbyterian Church, 
Allegheny, Pa., at the time of his death in 1858; John A. 
Anderson of Kansas, member of Congress from 1879 up to his 
death two years ago; J. K. Boude, M. D., Medical Examiner 
U. S. Department of Pensions since 1866; Benjamin Harrison, 
Ex.-U. S. Senator and Ex President of the United States; 
L. W. Ross, Ex-Chancellor Law Department, Iowa State 
University, and present Master in Chancery U. S. Circuit 
Court District for Southern Iowa; and David Swing, the 
late Chicago divine — when these twelve were associated in 
one chapter — and when in April, 1852, the time that 
A K E ajjpeared, this 4> A chapter numbered such men as 
Boude, Harrison, Lane, Ross, Swing, Anderson, and Holmes, 
together with James Carson, deceased 1859 ; an Attorney at 


Omaha, Nebraska; E. E. Hutcheson, deceased 1864, a mem- 
ber of the Ohio Legislature, Prosecuting Attorney of Hamilton 
County (Cincinnati), and delegate to Democratic National Con- 
vention of '64; T. W. McLean, deceased, Editor Oxford Citi- 
zen, 51-52 ; and Rev. H. L. Brown, a Presbyterian minister — a 
chapter whose greatest enrollment at any one time was twelve — 
it certainly was a brilliant one that could not be called ** a large 
and heterogeneous organization,'* or one ** which was determined 
to enroll as its members the entire collegiate attendance," or 
** which aggrandized organization at the expense of the indi- 

And yet, Mr. Crozier, this is the chapter of which you made 
such statement. On behalf of the Phi Delta Theta, I, there- 
fore, ask you to ascribe some other and more correct reason in 
so doin^, if you desire to explain how the Kappa of A K E was 
founded, and the Sigma Chi Fraternity organized. 

I regret to trespass upon your time, but as this stigma which 
you have sought to put upon the parent chapter of Phi Delta 
Theta is of some moment to that fraternity, it seems to me the 
facts herein brought forth warrant me in asking the indulgence. 

Very respectfully, 

John Edwin Brow^n. 

Editor Phi Delta Theta Scroll. 

Correspondence Concerning Open Letter. 

Frank Crozier, Esq., FJitor Sigma Chi Quarterly, 

Dear Sir : I herewith inclose a communication which 
explains itself. 

Taking it for granted that the statement concerning * A 
which you made in your article on Mr. Runkle and that which 
appears in the Sigma Chi Catalogue, were made in good faith, 
you no doubt will be willing to correct with your own readers 
the impressions in regard to the parent chapter of Phi Delta 
Theta which these statements unjustly make. 

Inasmuch as the Quarterly was the medium in which your 
statements appear I am justified in asking you give space to this 
reply in your columns. I desire the communication to appear 
without changes, and if you are willing to have it so appear in 
the forthcoming issue of the Quarterly, the manuscript is at your 
command for that purpose. Of course you are at liberty to 
comment upon it, or not, as you choose. 



If your decision is against giving space to it as requested, you 
will kindly return communication to me at once, stamps for such 
return being inclosed. 

I trust that you see this is a matter in which Phi Delta Theta 
is entitled to equity. I have the honor to remain, 

Very Respectfully Yours, 

March i, 1896. J. E. Brown. 

Chicago, March 4, 1896. 
Mr. John Edwin Brown, 

Editor The Scroll, Columbus, Ohio, 
Dear Sir ; Your favor of March ist just at hand. I have 
not as yet been able to read your communication for the Sigma 
-Chi Quarterly, but shall do so at my earliest convenience. I 
assure you that I shall be most happy to correct any error into 
which I may have fallen. 1 am afraid, however, that I may 
not have enough space for your communication in the next 
Quafterfyy which will be issued in May. 

Very sincerely yours, 

Frank Crozier. 

Frank Crozier, Esq., Chicago, 111. 

Dear Mr. Crozier : I am in receipt of your favor of a few 
•days since, but have not yet been apprised as to your intention 
in regard to my communication. Will you kindly inform me 
what your decision is, and if your space will not allow you to 
publish it as requested, or you do not care to use it at all — for- 
ward mss. to me at once ? 1 can use the communication as an 
open letter in The Scroll, but it seemed to me that the end 
<:ontemplated — that merely of correcting a false impression con- 
cerning Phi Delta Theta with your readers — is only possible by 
means of your pages. Very truly yours, 

March 13, 1896. J. E. Brown. 

Cincinnati, March 18, 1896. 

Mr. John Edwin Brown, P. O. Box 117, Columbus, O. 

Dear Sir : Your favor of the 13th inst. duly forwarded to 
me at this place. In reply will say that I have not yet had an 
opportunity to read carefully your communication to the Sigma 
Chi Quarterly, but I shall do so upon my return to Chicago, and 
will let you know my decision in the matter. 

Very sincerely yours, 

Frank Crozier. 


Columbus, Ohio. 
Frank Crozier, Esq., Chicago, 111. 

Dear Sir: As nearly four weeks have elapsed since the 
communication concerning which we have been corresponding, 
was sent you, and you have not yet stated your intentions in 
regard to its publication, I will ask you to return same in accord- 
ance with request accompanying it. 

I desire that this statement be surely published this college 
year, and it will therefore appear as an open letter in the April 
number of The Scroll. Very respectfully yours, 

March 28, 1896. J. E. Brown. 



The fourth annual meeting and dinner of Massachusetts Alpha 
Alumni Chapter was held at the Parker House, Boston, on the 
evening of March 13th. 

The * * Greeks " assembled at six o*clock and spent the entire 
evening in renewing old college kinship and in discussing the 
interests of our Fraternity. The subject proposed by the G. C. 
was so ably handled by Bro. Emerson Rice, that on conclusion 
of his remarks,steps were taken to bring the Alumni resident in 
New England into correspondence and co-operation, with a 
central committee. 

The object of said committee is to locate all through New 
England the most desirable men preparing for any of the six New 
England colleges where the Fraternity is established, and to 
bring to bear upon them the personal influence of the alumni 
wherever possible. 

We hope by this means to make it easy for the various chap- 
ters to secure each the ** star" delegation of the respective col- 

To this end the correspondence of the alumni at large is 
invited with Prof. Emerson Rice, iii Arlington street, Hyde 
Park, Mass. 

At the business meeting the following officers were elected to- 
serve the ensuing year : 

President — Rev. I. C. Tomlinson, Ohio Epsilon, '80. 

Vice-President — D. J. Gallert, Maine Alpha, '93. 

Reporter — W. W. Case, Pennsylvania Delta, ^84. 

Secretary — W. P\ Morse, Harvard, '98. 

Treasurer — B. F. Hurd, New York Alpha, '91. 

Historian — ^C. F. Kruse, Illinois Epsilon, '97. 

Warden — F. H. Clapp, Vermont Alpha, *86. 


One of the pleasant surprises of the evening was the action of 
Massachusetts Beta, Amherst, in sending a delegate. Such 
action was greatly appreciated, aud Bro. Dustin did his part 
most nobly. 

Bro. Gallert, Maine Alpha, acted as toastmaster, and called 
up the following brothers, who responded as follows: 

I. C. ToMLixsoN, Ohio Epsilon, . . . ** Fraternity." 
Emerson Rice, New Hampshire Alpha, 

** Alumni and Active Chapters." 

Wm. Dustin, Massachusetts Beta, . •* Massachusetts Beta." 

W. S. Lewis, Louisiana Alpha, . . ** Southern Phis." 

G. H. G. McGrew, Indiana Gamma, . . ** Memories." 

F. H. Clapp, Vermont Alpha, . ** The Alumni Chapter." 

With 150 names on our roll of Phis who live in this State, this 
Alumni Chapter ought to be of great assistance to our chapters 
here in New England and to keep the fires of loyalty burning 
brightly in the heart of every true alumnus. I take this chance 
of thanking the reporters of active chapters, in sending their 
chapter letters to me and thus getting our list so complete. 

Walter W. Case. 


On March 13th, 1896, the Annual Banquet of New York 
Alpha Alumni, and New York Delta Chapters was held at 
Delmonico's. It was a most gratifying success. But thirty Phis 
gathered that evening, and although the number was small, the 
Phi Delta Theta spirit was unparallelled. 

Bro. Thomas H. Baskerville, President New York Alpha 
Alumni presided. Bro. Julius Mayer, New York Delta filled his 
position as toast-master with great success. The following 
responded to the toasts : 

DwKiiiT N. Marble, Centre, '82, . . »* Phi Delta Theta." 

CoL. Chas. J. Wright, Lafayette, '61, . . ** Pioneer Phis." 

Frank S. Angell, C. C. N. V., '90, . ** Lawyer Politician." 

Wm. Raymond, Nebraska, '96, . . . ** Columbia." 

T. H. Baskerville, Columbia, '86, . **N. Y. Phis Future." 

Francis A. Winslow, C. C. N. Y., '87, . **The Old Days." 

E. J. Riederer, Columbia, '95, . . . ** N. Y. Delta." 

The letters of regret that the following brethren could not at- 
tend from Bro. Benjamin Harrison, Ex-President U. S. A.; Bro. 
Adlai Stevenson, Vice President U. S. A. ; Bro. John Foster, 
Washington, D. C. were read. 

Although it was expected to be seated at the table at 7 p. m., 
it was not until an hour later that we were all seated to dine. 
Nearly five most enjoyable and happy hours passed until home 


was thought of by some men, and at one o'clock the banquet 
hall was entirely deserted. 

At the banquet were present: J. M. Mayer, Columbia; 
Dwight N. Marble, Centre; T. H. Baskerville, Columbia; F. S. 
Angell, C. C. N. Y.; F. A. Winslow, C. C. N. Y.; George 
Walker, C. C. N. Y.; Col. Chas. J. Wright, Lafayette; Frank 
Brown, Columbia; Wm. McCarthey, Williams; Fred Zinsser, 
Columbia; W'm. M. Stiles, Vermont; H. M. Hewitt, Columbia; 
C. W. Baker, Vermont; Chas. E. Winter, Ohio State; H. Pink- 
ham, Columbia; Wm. T. Aycock, South Carolina; W^m. M. 
Young, Columbia; F. P. McNutt, Wabash; Rev. F. M. Kerr, 
Allegheny; A. P. Van Gelder, Columbia; E. A. Shumway, 
Pennsylvania; William G. Kilian, Columbia; G. P. Bryant, 
Columbia ; P. H. Smith, Columbia ; W. H. Thomson, Columbia; 
H. Egner, Columbia; Wm. Raymond, Nebraska ; E. J. Riederer, 
Columbia; L. E. A. Drummond, C. C. N. Y. and others. 


The 14th inst. was found to be an inconvenient date for the 
members of the Alpha Alumni Chapter, so we dined informally 
on Friday evening, March 20, at the Monongahela House. The 
hour was 6:30, and the faithful few were prompt and evinced 
good appetites. The retiring officers of the chapter were Rev. 
E. J. Knox, President, of McKeesport, clas3 of '77, Pennsyl- 
vania Alpha, Lafayette, and G. W^ Gerwig, Nebraska Alpha, 
class of 89. Attorney A. E. Linhart, W. and J., class of '89, 
was chosen President for the ensuing year, and E. C. Chalfant, 
'95, Lafayette, Secretary. 

The toast list this year was informal, and with Brother Gerwig 
as prompter, the rule was *'a song or story." Everyone 
responded promptly and the occasion was most enjoyable. There 
was considerable discussion of the suggested topic, ** Relation of 
Alumni to Active Chapters." The confessions of failure to do 
the most possible, were many, but the talk served to stir up the 
boys to try to accomplish more this year for the active chapters 
than was done last year. A strong effort will be made to secure 
a better attendance at the dinner in 1897. The Phis who made 
up the merry party around the festal board were : 

Attorney J. Robert Wright, class of '88; Attorney R. B. 
Scandrett, '85; A. E. Linhart, Esq., '89; Prof. P. C. Farrar, 
■91 ; J. A. Langfit, Esq., '79, all of Washingtion and Jefferson; 
Rev. E. J. Knox, class of '77; I^rof. Rufus Darr, '77; (;. N. 
Chalfant, '84, and E. C. Chalfant, '89, of Lafayette; G. W^ 
Gerwig, '89, University of Nebraska; J. B. Johnson, '83, Penn- 
sylvania College, Gettysburg; Prof. W^ Bignell, '87, and E, P. 


Couse, '89, Allegheny; Attorney R. T. McElroy, Hanover 
College, Indiana, and F. E. Parks, Williams College, class of '93. 

The Pittsburg Phis are grieved to announce the death of a true 
brother in the Bond, Thomas Seal, Assistant Supervisor of the 
Pennsylvania Railroad. He was struck by a train in Jersey City^ 
last September, and killed. He formerly resided here. 

Prof. Darr, principal of the Rochester, Pa., Public Schools^ 
Lafayette, '77, was with us this year for the first time. 

Edwin Philips Couse. 

On the evening of Saturday, March 14, 1896, thirty members 
of the Pennsylvania Beta Alumni and Pennsylvania Zeta Chap- 
ters celebrated with true Phi spirit and enthusiasm Founder's 
Day by a dinner at the Manufacturer's Club. The annual busi- 
ness meeting was called to order at 8:30 p. m. by Bro. P. E. 
Howard, President. The following officers were elected for .the 
ensuing year : 

President — H. C. Burr, Pennsylvania, '93. 

Secretary and Treasurer — J. C. Zeigler, Pennsylvania, '91. 

Reporter and Historian — G. F. Levan, Pennsylvania, '91. 

Warden — H. W. Latta, Pennsylvania, '90. 

After the usual routine of business, it was soon moved to 
adjourn to the banquet hall, where, after partaking of the many 
good things which were set before us, the evening was soon spent 
by the enjoyable toasts and Phi songs. The toasts were as 
follows : 

Toastmaster, Henry C. Burr. 

** The Fraternity,'' Craig Atmore. 

** Pennsylvania Beta,'' .... Philip E. Howard. 
** The Dear Ones," .... Dr. Chas. S. Potts* 

** Pennsylvania Zeta," . . H. N. June. 

»* Alma Mater," Dr. H. B. McFadden. 

»* The Committee," .... E. B. Wilford. 

Besides these many others were called upon for impromptu 
speeches. Most of these were heartily responded to and it was 
with regret when during the wee hours of the morning we took 
our departure. It was plainly to be seen by the remarks which 
were passed during the evening that the coming of the next 
National Convention is looked forward to with eagerness and 
many pleasant anticipations by the Philadelphia Phis. 

Yours in the Bond, 

G. F. Levan. 

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The Macon Phis expected to have a banquet on Alumni Day, 
but awaited the arrival of our charter before making arrange- 
ments. However, when the charter was received our time was 
so limited that we could not make such preparations as we de- 
sired, so we decided to wait till the first of May, at which time 
the active chapter at Mercer University will have finished their 
spring examinations and will join us in celebrating our first anni- 
versary, that is the anniversary of our first meeting. 

In the future we shall attempt to be prompt in fulfilling our 
obligations to the Fraternity. Yours in * A 0, 

Edwin S. Davis. 


The Phi Delta Theta Fraternity gave a delightful reception 
Saturday evening, March 14th, at their chapter house. A most 
enjoyable impromptu musical programme was given during the 
evening by members of the Vanderbilt Glee Club, Mr. and Mrs. 
Alfred E. Howell and several of the young ladies present. 
Chancellor and Mrs. Kirkland, Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Howell and 
Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Leftwich, Jr., received. A dainty menu 
was served. Those present were Misses Ethel Steele, Semple, 
Hyde, Kirkland, Morris, Annie Burnie, Annie Camp, Whiting, 
Morrow, Payne, Bateman, Lewis, Crockett, Carr, Elizabeth 
Weakley, Willie Bell Riddle, Messrs. Creighton, Patton, Lang- 
ley, Hopkins, Livingston, Battle, Malone, Turner, Fitzgerald, 
Rankin, Lake, Vaughn, Hanner, Crenshaw, Louis Farrell, 
Boogher, Pittman, Carr, Williams, Howell, Baskervill, John 
Brown, Fred Fuller, Gray and Drs. Barr, Vaughn, Keller and 
Jones. — NashvUle American y March 75. 

Of those mentioned as present, A. E. Howell (Nashville 
Alderman) and Drs. Barr, Vaughn, Keller and Jones are alumni 
of the Vanderbilt chapter; Chancellor Kirkland and W. M. 
Leftwich, Jr., and many of the Glee Club, of course, are not Phis. 


To Brothers in the Bond, Greeting — It is with feelings 
of pride and pleasure that Alabama Gamma alumni greets her 
sister chapters in the Bond of Phi Delta Theta by this, her first 
letter to the Scroll. 

The old saying, " Once a Phi always a Phi " was fully demon- 
strated by the fnll attendance of the alumni in Birmingham on 


the evening of the 14th inst., the date set as Alumni Day and the 
time chosen for the organization of an Alumni chapter at Bir- 
mingham, Alabama. 

The resident Phis, thirty-eight strong, have long felt that an 
alumni chapter should be established here. On account of its 
railroad facilities Birmingham is necessarily a point through which 
students must pass en route to the different universities throughout 
the State. 

Promptly, at 8 o'clock, the meeting was called to order by 
Brother Wetmore, who had kindly tendered us the use of his office 
for the occasion. The election of officers for the ensuing year 
was then taken up and the following were elected: R. P. Wet- 
more, President; Jno. W. Tomlison, Vice President; Wra. M. 
Walker, Secretary and Treasurer; Chas. A. Stillman, Reporter. 

The subject which had been selected for discussion was then 
read: ** How can Alumni and Active Chapters best aid each 

From the lively spirit manifested in the discussion of this and 
other subjects, and from the enthusiasm shown, one would think 
that all present were late graduates from some active chapter. 

After the subject under discussion had been treated in general 
and various suggestions made, the question of erecting the Chap- 
ter House at Alabama Alpha — University of Alabama — was dis- 
cussed at length. 

This subject had already received attention at a previous meet- 
ing held a few weeks before for the purpose of devising ways and 
means looking toward this end : but it was thought best to defer 
taking any action until the Alumni Chapter was organized. This 
subject was then earnestly and enthusiastically dicussed. All 
were heartily in favor of the movement. We were fortunate in 
having present Brother Luckie from Alabama Alpha, who, when 
called on, responded with glowing accounts of our chapter at the 
University of Alabama, and told how they would hail with delight 
the prospect of permanent quarters. 

Our Secretary was instructed to enter into active correspond- 
ence with the other alumni chapters throughout the State endeav- 
oring to secure their support in this most loyal enterprise. 

Alabama Gamma Alumni has set on foot a movement whose 
ultimate end means the erection of a Chapter House at the Uni- 
versity of Alabama that will be an ornament to the University 
and an honor to our beloved fraternity. 

In the turmoil of business life, when the energies of all true 
men are bent to the utmost to gain for themselves positions of 
trust, honor and distinction, how refreshing it is to spend an 
evening like the one spent on Alumni Day, how pleasant are the 


reminiscences of college days related at such times, how hearty 
are the hand shakes and how cordial are the greetings when Phi 
meets Phi. 

Alumni day will long be cherished by the Phis of Alabama 
Gamma Alumni. Fraternally yours, 

Chas. a. Stillman, Reporter. 


Alumni Day was celebrated in a becoming manner by the 
loyal Phis of Cleveland, on Saturday evening, March 14th. 
There are about sixty members of the Fraternity in the city, 
nearly all of whom are members of the alumni chapter. The 
Secretary was notified by the following brothers that they would 
be present at the dinner at the Forest City House: Mr. S. 
Emerson Findley, President of Epsilon Province, Akron, Ohio; 
Mr. W. A. Carter, Mr. B. Walker, Mr. G. K. Shurtleff, Mr. 
Hubert H. Ward, Professor R. W. Deering, Mr. F. H. Avery, 
Professor H. C. Wood, Mr. H. W. Pond, Rev. E. S. Barkdull, 
Mr. H. A. Couse, Mr. John A. Thompson, Mr. H. H. Henry, 
Mr. A. A. Stearnes, Dr. W. H. Merriam, Rev. Carl F. Henry, 
Professor C. P. Lynch, Mr. S. E. Young and Dr. T. C. Martin. 
Letters of regret were received from President Hugh Th. Miller 
and Secretary Walter R. Brown, of the General Council; from 
Dr. J. E. Brown, editor of the Scroll, and from Brothers J. J. 
Laisy, Jothan Potter and Rev. J. L. Roemer, of this city. 

A delightful evening was spent by those present. New 
acquaintances were formed, old ones renewed and pledges of 
deeper loyalty to **the good and true of the white and blue" 
were made with heartiness. The speeches — every brother pres- 
ent made a speech — ran the gamut from grave to ridiculous. 
Everyone shared in the feelings of those brothers who spoke of 
the tender associations of college life brought back so forcibly by 
the occasion, and everyone laughed with delight at the witty 
remarks made by the others. 

The brothers took up the question of establishing an active 
chapter at Case School, this city, and every member present 
spoke in favor of it. Strong resolutions endorsing the project 
were adopted unanimously. It was voted to send Brother John 
A. Thompson to the National Convention at Philadelphia, in 
November, with instructions to work hard to secure a charter for 
Case School. Alternates were elected, who were instructed in 
the same manner. Several of the brothers said they would prob- 
ably attend the convention and would do all they could in the 
intereists of the enthusiastic young men in Case School who have 


been knocking for two years at the doors of Phi Delta Theta. 
Officers for the following year were elected : President, Profes- 
sor R. W. Deering, of Adelbert College ; Rep>orter, the Rev. 
Edward S. Barkdull, of Trinity Cathedral ; Secretary and Treas- 
urer, Hubert H. Ward, '89, Euclid Avenue; Chaplain, the 
Rev. J. L. Roemer, 158 Brainard street; Warden, Dr. W. H. 
Merriam, Huron Street Hospital. 

During the evening telegrams of greeting were exchanged with 
Columbus Phis dining at the Neil House, that city. The health 
of Robert Morrison, one of the founders, was drunk, as were 
also bumpers to the proposed chapter at Case School and to the 
Fraternity in general. Yours in the Bond, 

Cleveland, Feb. 18. E. S. Barkdull. 


Alumni Day was befittingly celebrated by the Phis of Central 
Ohio, by a reunion dinner at the Neil House, at seven o'clock, 
on the evening of March 14th. 

Some ten days before, a joint committee representing the 
alumni and the Ohio Zeta Chapter at the State University, issued 
a card of invitation, and another committee visited the resident 
members to get latent enthusiasm so stirred up that there would 
be a good representation at the dinner. 

Three years ago we were honored in having as our guest one 
of the founders of the Fraternity, J. W. Lindley, Miami, '50. 
We had hoped to have him with us again this year, but we were 
to be disappointed. He wrote: ** I have not forgotten the 
pleasant time I enjoyed three years ago, and all the nice things 
you said and did for me. And I would be more than glad to 
meet you and all the Phi brethren next Saturday evening. I 
know I should have a good time, but the ill health of my family 
requires my presence at home. I shall take pleasure in reading 
in the Scroll a report of the meeting. With kind regards to 
yourself and all the Phi brothers, J. W. Lindley." 

As our guest of honor we were pleased to have with us the 
President of the General Council, Prof. Hugh. Th. Miller. In 
response to an invitation he appeared with us, and his presence 
added greatly to the pleasure of the occasion. 

As per notice the members met in the hotel parlors half aa 
hour before the appointed dinner time and were thus afforded an 
opportunity of renewing and forming acquaintances. Repre- 
sentatives were present from three of the active chapters of the 
State — Ohio Zeta {en masse), Ohio Beta and Ohio Gamma. At 
seven o'clock dinner was announced, and when the eight courses 
which were down on the menu had been disposed of we listened 
to the 



Toastmaster— Hon. Curtis E. McBride, Wooster, ^82. 
»*Our Founders — The Bond,"— Dr. J. E. Brown, Ohio Wesleyan,'84. 
** In What Ways Can Our Alumni and Active Chapters Best Aid 

Each Other?"— Prof. Hugh Th. Miller, Butler, '88. 
** Recollections of an Old Convention Goer,'' — J. L. Converse, 

Buchtel, '78. 
** What Legacies Can We Bequeath to Our Successors?" — Marcus 

G. Evans, Esq., Wooster, '81. 

Responses from the Chapters. 

C. H. Woods, Ohio Zeta; R. G. Hooper, Ohio Beta; R. C. Super, 

Ohio Gamma; R. H. Shank, Ohio Alpha. 
** Sisters, Sweethearts, Wives and Daughters," — Woodbury T. 

Morris, Williams, '92. 

A pleasant incident of the evening was an exchange of greet- 
ings with the Phis of Cleveland, who were at the same time cele- 
brating at the Forest City House in Cleveland. 

In addition to those mentioned on the program, a number of 
others were called on and added to the season of good fellow- 
ship. (3ne thing novel about the program was that no speaker 
knew what toast had been assigned him until he sat down at the 
table and found the announcement on the menu cards. The 
toastmaster, who filled the duties of his position so gracefully, 
was the Hon. Curtis E. McBride, of Mansfield, Ohio, the leader 
of the minority in the Ohio House of Representatives, and can- 
didate of his side for Speaker of the House. He has recently 
been honored in his appointment by the Governor of the State as 
one of the six Mexican Commissioners who will shortly visit that 
country as representatives of the State. 

It is to be regretted that several of our resident Phis who had 
fully expected to be present were at the last minute, on account 
of sickness in their families, prevented from attending. The 
reunion, the third of its kind, was a great success, and it was voted 
to make it an annual affair. The committee appointed to look 
after the 1897 meeting is composed of Woodbury T. Morris, 
Chairman; Marcus G. Evans and J. E. Brown. A capitulation 
of the Phis of the city shows that we have between thirty-five 
and forty members who reside in Columbus. 

Those having tickets for the dinner were : Curtis E. McBride, 
Wooster, '82 ; J. L. Converse, Buchtel, 'yS\ Marcus G. Evans, 
Wooster, '77; Cyrus HuHng, Ohio Wesleyatt, yS : Emmett 
Tompkins, Ohio, '74; Woodbury T. Morris, Wiiliams, 'g2; 
Hugh Th. Miller, Butler, '88: J. E. Brown, Ohio Weskyan, '84; 
N. L. Burner, Wooster, 'g2 : J. Dudley Dunham, Michigan '^4 : 
E. E. Adel, Ohio Wesleyan, '86; W. L. Van Sickle, Ohio 


Wesleyafiy '8g ; Frank I.. Brown, Ohio JVesleyatty ^Sg : Harry L. 
Round, Ohio JVes/eyan, '88 : E. H. Eves. Ohio^ 'gi ; Paul M. 
Thomson, Ohio Wesleyan, 'go ; Bert F. Mull, Ohio IVesUyan, 
*gj ; Ralph Super, Ohio 'gj ; R. G. Hooper, Ohio fVesUyan, 
'97 ; Rosser D. Bohannan, Virginia, 'yd; William McPherson, 
Ohio State, '<?/, and C. H. Woods, Wm. Erdmann, Cephas 
Atkinson, Harry Bradshaw, Hugo Schlessinger, William Swisher, 
Robert Shank, L. R. Canfield and Frank Colgan, all of Ohio 
Zeta. J. E. Brown. 


As proud as Indianapolis is of the number of alumni Phis who 
have made this city their home, it is likewise a source of gratifi- 
cation that their quality is such as to reflect great credit upon the 
Fraternity at large ; and it is not in a sense of disparagement to 
the other alumni associations of Phi Delta Theta that it can be 
truthfully said, no more notable collection of Phis honored the 
name of Robert Morrison on the evening of March 13, 1896, 
than that which sat down to dinner at the Commercial Club, in 
remembrance of the Fraternity's founder. The sixty men were 
seated along two tables, at the head of one of which sat ex- Presi- 
dent Harrison (Ohio Alpha, '52), and at the head of the other, 
Judge W. A. Woods (Indiana Beta, '59), Judge of the United 
States Circuit Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Seated 
near these were Judge A. C. Ayres, Indiana Gamma, '6^\ 
Adjutant- General Irvin Robbins, Indiana Gamma, '60 ; State 
Senator (Hfford, Indiana Gamma, '72; H. U. Brown, Indiana 
Gamma, '79; H. Th. Miller, President of the General Council; 
Dr. L. E. Ott, Indiana Beta, '80; Prof. T. M. Iden, Indiana 
Gamma, '83; Elmer E. Stevenson, Indiana Delta, '83 ; W. H. 
Jordan, Indiana Zeta, '85; J. W. Fesler, '87; J. L. Mitchell, 
'89, and Russell King, 89, the last three of Indiana Alpha. 
After dis[)0sing of the dinner, which was interspersed with the 
yells of the rival college chapters. Brother Brown, President of 
the Indianapolis Alumni Association, placed General Harrison 
in nomination for the office for the ensuing year. The boys 
were eager for the vote, and when it was put, shouted tumultu- 
ously and loudly, **aye." As the ex-President and newly 
elected President arose to reply, the applause and shouting were 
renewed, continuing for several moments. General Harrison 
spoke in that quiet, but clear, bell-like tone of voice which has 
made him famous as a speaker, as follows : 

*' Had I known I was to be nominated for President this 
evening I should have temporarily absented myself, as there is a 
positive indelicacy in sitting at one's own election. Your chair- 


man has said there were no duties to this office ; that is the only 
kind I am now accepting. Some time ago I received word that 
I had been elected Vice-President of the American Bible Society, 
and the Corresponding Secretary notified me I should have noth- 
ing to do. (Judge Woods: * Not even a contribution to 
make?') I accepted the office. Then Mr. Fishback told me 
I had been named as a member of the Advisory Board of the 
new University of Indianapolis. I accepted that upon the same 
assurance. Having started on that line and finding that this, 
like the other offices, is a sinecure, I shall accept this office. 
But this is not to be understood as indicating flexibility on my 
part in regard to a recent letter of declination." 

After expressing appreciation of the honor of the election, Mr. 
Harrison continued : *n was a member of Phi Delta Theta in 
its early days at Miami University, at Oxford, Ohio, at that time 
probably the greatest educational institution west of the Alle- 
ghenys. 1 well remember my initiation; it was more impressive 
than a certain inauguration on March 4, 1889. I was kept in 
the dark that night, and have been in the dark pretty much ever 
since. We used to meet in John Knox Boude's room, over his 
father's store. It was one of those general stores, where every- 
thing was sold — dry goods, groceries, nails and eggs. We 
always paid the senior Boude for the eggs without asking, out of 
his store supply. I have eaten after French cooks in New York 
and elsewhere, but never tasted eggs as we used to scramble 
them. Our skillet was a sheet of foolscap paper, which we 
turned up around the edges and set on the top of the stove." 

These ^gg dinners, the General said, made one of the features 
of early fraternity life, and he recommended that the boys try it. 
He paid a tribute to the memory of his old companions at Miami, 
some of whom, he said, have risen to distinction ; some are in 
their graves. In organizing the Fraternity they had probably 
not foreseen its future. He commented upon the pleasures and 
value of fraternity life, and concluded by saying: ** All the 
alumni and all the younger brethren have my best wishes, and I 
hope that life may be full of the true and the good things for 
you all." 

Judge Woods was then called upon, and responded with a 
short, felicitous speech, at the conclusion of which, adjournment 
was had, in order to enable those desiring, to attend the oratori- 
cal contest. 

Outside of the Presidency, no change was made in the offices, 
which are filled by Miller, Chaplain ; Davidson, Warden, and 
Bamberger, Reporter. Yours in the Bond, '' 

March 19, 1896. Ralph Bamberger. 



The Annual Banquet of the St. Louis Alumni Association and 
the Missouri Gamma Chapter of Phi Delta Theta occurred at 
the Mercantile Club on the 28th of March. The number of 
alumni and active members present eclipsed any previous gather- 
ing of Phis ever held in St. Louis. Thirty-nine brothers repre- 
senting seven different chapters, not only enjoyed a good repast 
and a pleasant evening, but did much that will be permanent 
toward the strength and usefulness of Phi Delta Theta in this 

Brother C. C. Collins, the president of our alumni chapter 
was toastmaster, and the following brothers replied to their 
respective toasts : 


Discourse, the sweeter banquet of the mind. — Pope. 
If a man speuk. surely he will be swallowed up. — Jcb. 

Toastmaster, .... Chas. Cummings Collins. 

Haste thee, nymph, and brin^ jest and youthful jollity. 


1. ** Why We are Here/' . J. A. Gallagher, Missouri Beta, ''^6, 

Blest be the tic that binds. 

2. ** We Enjoy Life by the Help and Society of Others,'^ 

Orville L. Simmons, Indiana Theta, '93. 

True fraternity is true Christianity. 


3. ** Missouri Gamma and W^ashington University, '' 

Robert C. Miller, Missouri Gamma, '97. 

My salad days, 

When 1 was firreen in judgment. — Shakrsjycare. 

Subscriptions . 

4. ** We Fellows and Our Girls,'' 

Burton M. Thompson, Missouri Alpha, '92. 

Man j^overns the world, but woman governs the man. — Arxcicnt Proverb. 

5. *' Phi Delta Theta — Past, Present and Future,'' 

Pembroke R. Flitcraft, Michigan Alpha, '71- 

From Orient to Occident we grow in strength each day. 

6. »*Our William Goat," . John S. Carter, Virginia Beta, '91- 

To those who know thee not, no words can paint. 

And those who know tliee, know all words are faint. — More 

Impromptu Toasts. 
Phi Delta Theta Songs. 

*' A feast is made for laughter and for song.'* 

** Thus done the tales, to bed they creep. 
By whispering winds soon lulled to sleep." 

" But with the morning cool reflection came.** 

Election of Officers. 


Songs were sung between each toast and Brother Davis' solos 
-were much applauded. The toasts were excellent, notably, 
Brother Thompson's, on ** We Fellows and Our Girls.*' Letters 
of regret were received from Father Morrison, Gen. Harrison, 
Mr. Stevenson and other prominent members. The officers of 
the General Council found it impossible to be with us, but sent 
instead their greetings and best wishes. Bro. Wallace, the 
president of this province, wrote us advocating frequent meet- 
ings of the alumni and active members in St. Louis. His 
advice was immediately taken and it was the sense of the gath- 
ering that in addition to our annual banquet, the president and 
secretary of the alumni chapter, and the president of the active 
chapter, should every year agree upon three days in the college 
term, on two of which an informal ** smoker" should be held ; 
and on the third a banquet should be given, at which the wives 
and ** our girls" should be present. 

Brother Miller's toast on ** Missouri Gamma and Washington 
LTniversity," preceded a most important action, and when we 
had fully completed a discussion of this toast, we had inauguara- 
ted a chapter house fund for Missouri Gamma. Washington 
University will shortly move to a new location in the suburbs, 
and it has long been planned that when this occurs Phi Delta 
Theta shall have a chapter house on the campus. A few days 
previous to the banquet blank notes were sent to the absent 
alumni of Missouri Gamma, and to the active members of this 
chapter, and these were filled out by those receiving them, pay- 
able each year for five years, with interest at maturity. At the 
the banquet these blank notes were passed around among those 
who had not received them, and a generous subscription was 
received from the Phis irrespective of theii mother chapter. It 
was very pleasant to notice that those who had already con- 
tributed to chapter house funds for their own chapter gladly 
assisted in swelling the fund for a chapter house in St. Louis. 
While it is impossible to say definitely how much was subscribed 
— as all the notes are not in — yet the chapter house fund of 
Missouri Gamma today amounts to fully $i,8oo. Great credit 
is due to Brother Collins for his active work in the inauguration 
of this fund, and the preparation of the most enthusiastic and 
enjoyable gathering the Phis ever had in this city. 

After the toasts were furnished the following officers were 
elected for the ensuing year: Richard McCuUoch, President, 
and Burton M. Thompson, Secretary ; while C. C. Collins was 
made permanent Treasurer of the Ph' Delta Theta Chapter 
House Fund. The meeting then adjourned. 

Yours in the Bond, 

T. F. Chaplin, Missouri Gamma. 



The re-organization of the Illinois Beta Alumni Chapter of the 
Phi Delta Theta was effected here Saturday night, in the Knox 
Chapter Hall. It has been ascertained that there are living in 
this vicinity, seventy-eight of the alumni, and the aim is to get 
them all to take an active interest. There were in addition to 
the alumni, many of the active members of Knox and Lombard 
chapters present. 

These officers were elecced : 

President — P. F. Brown, Lombard, ^71. 

Reporter and Historian — F. R. JellifT, Knox, *78. 

Secretary and Treasurer — Frank Conger, Lombard, '95. 

Warden — Seth B. Conger, Lombard, '69. 

After the newly organized chapter, in conjunction with the 
members from the two colleges » enjoyed a banquet and then this 
programme of toasts, Fred. R. Jclliff acting as toastmaster: 

**The Triple-faced Altar/' . . B. G. Carpenter, Lombard. 
Letter from Brother C. Ellwood Nash, Pres. Lombard University. 

* Usury, '^ Hon. P. F. Brown. 

* Phi Religion," .... Amos Townsend, Knox. 

* Phi Emblems '' .... E. L. Shinn, Lombard. 

* From the Cradle to the Grave,'' H. A. Parkin, Knox. 

* How the Other Half Lives," . . . G. M. Strain, Knox. 

* Phis in Married Life," .... A. D. Stearns. 

The alumni chai)ter will meet again in Knox Hall on the 
evening of April i8th. Fred. R. Jelliff. 


A merrier crowd of Phis was never gathered together than at 
the annual meeting of the .\lumni of the northwest at the West 
Hotel in Minneapolis last Saturday evening. In addition to a 
goodly number of alumni, the majority of the active chapter of 
the State University were in attendance. Gathering around the 
festal board at eight o'clock full justice was done to an elaborate 
menu. Then cigars were lighted, chairs pushed back and a 
round of good things in a flow of wit, wisdom and music came 
on. No formal order of exercises was followed, but our genial 
President, James CJ. Wallace of Pennsylvania Gamma, presided 
in his usual felicitous manner, calling first on one and then 
another according to the special talent of each. All responded 
in happy vein. Brother McKusick of the active chapter enter- 
tained the company at the piano and Brother Brush also of the 
active chapter and Brother Hartzell of the alumni, with several 
songs. Among others, brief addresses were made by Brothers 
Covert of Indiana Epsilon, Harvey of Ohio Alpha, Eaton of 


Illinois Epsilon, Brown of Minnesota Alpha, Snyder of New 
York Alpha, Morse of Vermont Alpha and Straight of Illinois 

The question of the relation of the alumni to the active chap- 
ters was incidentally discussed and came in for its share of atten- 
tion. The presence of a number of active undergraduate Phis 
cannot but be a stimulus to the alumni and there is probably no 
alumni chapter which meets oftener or takes a greater interest in 
matters pertaining to the general fraternity than the Northwestern 
Alumni Association. At the same time it is believed that the 
alumni chapter is a valuable aid and support to the active mem- 
bers. The alumni generally wisely refrain from deluging the 
younger brethren with supposed good advice but all meet together 
on a plane of good comradeship. The veterans hear with pleas- 
ure the reports from the field of active battle and give encourage- 
ment of true fraternal spirit as well as that of a more material 
kind when necessary. 

At the close of the meeting Saturday evening, the officers for 
the ensuing year were elected as follows : E. Junius Edwards 
of Illinois Zeta, President; Leonard A. Straight of lUinois Epsi- 
lon, Reporter; Thomas B. Hartzell of Minnesota Alpha, Treas- 

The association took particular pleasure in recognizing the 
return of Brother Edwards, after an extended absence from the 
city. Brother Edwards was a charter member of the old Minne- 
sota Alpha Alumni Chapter of Minneapolis, which, with the 
Minnesota Beta Alumni Chapter of St. Paul, was absorbed in 
the present organization, and he has been at all times a zealous 
Phi. Coming years and sprinkling of grey in hair and beard do 
not diminish his loyalty to the fraternity. Such examples among 
our most interested alumni should be carefully considered by the 
active members everywhere, in order that they may ever strive 
to attain and maintain the high standard of our Order. 

The alumni of the northwest send their fraternal greeting to 
all Phis. Yours in the Bond, 

Lkonard a. Straight. 

san francisco. 

California Alpha Alumni Chapter has no minute book but the 
Scroll, no officer but Reporter, and he no duty but to ** pro- 
mote " the annual reunion and herein record the doings thereof. 
An unwritten by-law constitutes all Phis residing in this and 
adjoining cities, members ipso factOj and we aim to keep in touch 
with all others, ** from Siskiyon to San Diego and the Sierras to 


the sea." Reinforced by **the boys" from Stanford and Cali- 
fornia Universities, and in strict pursuance of instructions from 
Indiana, did we observe Alumni Day, the place being the Cali- 
fornia Hotel, and the period 6 to 11:30 p. m. The fact is, said 
re-inforcement somewhat outnumbered the alumni, for, notwith- 
standing the indefatigable efforts of Geo. D. Kierulff, California, 
'96 (to whom the duly constituted factotum of this chapter 
bows), the man who promised to, but didn't come, was very 
much in evidence last night. Still the grand army of chapters 
was represented by a choice few of our veterans. 

Nearly all of the thirty-two at table were mercilessly hauled 
up for impromptu renditions of wit, and as completely waded the 
themes assigned to them as did our capable toastmaster, Frank 
M. Parcells, California, '91, those assigned by the powers that be. 

It is a notvvorthy fact that there were present J. B. Reinstein, 
Frank Otis and E. Scott, California Alpha's entire earliest class 
('73) delegation, of whom the present Governor of this State was 
a classmate; also the loyal gentleman, L. S. Clark, Wisconsin, 
'59> who initiated them and the other charter members of the 
chapter. Besides those already alluded to, the following were 
in attendance: J. W. Moss, Centre, '58, upon whose presence 
at reunions we can always absolutely rely ; C. S. Melvin, Lafay- 
ette ; G. G. Kenny, Hillsdale; C. F. and F. A. Allardt, E. F. 
Goodyear, E. C. Holmes, C. E. Parcells, G. F. Reinhardt, E. 
I. Rowell, A. O. Warner, G. J. McChesney, F. E. Engstrum, 
J. D. Gish, M. S. Blanchard, T. A. Smith, W. N. Friend, Cali- 
fornia ; O. V. Eaton, H. W. Bell, B. E. Page, J. E. McDowell, 
C. W. Hodgson, W. C. Price, H. P. Hill and F. W.Lake, 

Our constitution may not be drawn up according to ** Hoyle," 
but we always have a jolly time. After electing C. E. Holmes, 
35 Stewart street, as general officer for the ensuing year, adopt- 
ing resolutions commendatory of Bro. Reinstein's work as regent 
of the University of California, and with cheers for him, Stanford, 
California and Phi Delta Theta, we adjourned until March 15, 

March 15, 1896. William O. Morgan. 




The Secretary of the General Council furnishes the following 
lists of the charter membership of the Birmingham, Mobile and 
Macon chapters, recently organized. It is unfortunate, we 
think, that the Birmingham and Mobile Hsts do not show a 
greater number of the Phis actually resident in these cities, the 
organizers having been content apparently to send application in 
as soon as the legal number was secured, without an effort to* 
secure signatures of all the resident members : 


f 1*- V • V^'Lf/VlvlVa • • 

. Alabama Alpha, '85, 

J. C. Forney, . 

'* '* ^82 

T. W. Porter, . 



Tennessee Alpha, '82 

R. p. Wetmore, . 

Alabama Alpha, '85 

A. T. Smith, 

Georgia Alpha, '72 

April 70, 189^, 


S. S. Murphy, 

. Alabama Alpha, '90. 

D. A. Planck, 

Kentucky Alpha, '69 

S. S. PUGH, 

. Alabama Alpha, '85 

J. C. Rich, 

Mississippi Alpha, '8a 

G. B. Thomas, 

Virginia Beta, '81 

J. T. Wright, 

Alabama Alpha, '91 

December 77, i8g^. 


C. N. Anderson, 

. Georgia Gamma, '94 

R. L. Anderson, 


C. P. Bannon, . 


I. Bashinski,. 


I. W. Cabaniss, . 

Virginia Zeta, '90. 

W. W. Carter, 

Georgia Gamma, '91 

O. Clark, . 


E. S. Davis, . 


E. Gambrell, 


M. F. Hatcher, 

- '9S 

R. C. Hazelhurst, 

- '87 

D. W. Hill, . 


J. R. Hodges, 

- '85 

E. F. Huff, . 

. . " - '96^ 

P. Huff, . 




R. W. Johnston, . 

A. Jones, . 

r. C K.EEN, 

P. D. Pollock, . 


R. M. Rogers, Jr., 
W. R. Rogers, Jr., 
J. P. Ross, 
J. T. Ross, 
J. P. Stetson, 


W. R. White, . 


Virginia Beta, '93 
Georgia Gamma, *88 
. Georgia Alpha, '95 

Georgia Gamma, *92 

** «* '96 

Georgia Beta, '92 

Georgia Gamma, '85 




t < 


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Alabama Beta, '96 
W. R. Brown, S. G. S. 


The Scroll is in receipt of a neat volume ** Echoes from 
Dartmouth ; A Collection of Poems, Stories and Historical 
Sketches by the Graduate and Undergraduate Writers of Dart- 
mouth College." One of the two editors to whom the credit for 
this volume belongs is Brother H. J. Hapgood, '96, of New 
Hampshire Alpha. It is a neat volume of 151 pages with eleven 
general illustrations and twenty-five portraits of as many Dart- 
mouth writers. It is interesting to note in the book that over 
one-sixth of the authors represented are Phis, and over one-sixth 
of the articles are by members of Phi Delta Theta, the articles 
having been chosen by members of the Dartmouth faculty as 
representing the best English. 

The opening selection of the volume is *' Men of Dartmouth,*' 
written by R. Hovey, '85, who may be now justly called Dart- 
mouth's best poet. He is a member of Psi LFpsilon. 

** Men of Dartmouth, give a rouse 
For the college on the hill ! 
For the Lone Pine above her 
And the loyal men that love her, — 
Give a rouse, give a rouse, with a will! 
For the sons of old Dartmouth, 
The sturdy sons of old Dartmouth — 
Though 'round the girdled earth they roam, 
Her spell on them remains ; 


They have the still North in their hearts, 

The hill-winds in their veins, 
And the granite of New Hampshire 

In their muscles and their brains. 

* * * * 

Men of Dartmouth ; set a watch 

Lest the old traditions fail ! 
Stand as brother stands by brother! 
Dare a deed for the old mother! 

Greet the world, from the hills, with a hail ! 
For the sons of old Dartmouth, 
The loyal sons of Dartmouth — 
Around the world they keep for her 

Their old chivalric faith ; 
They have the still North in their soul, 

The hill-winds in their breath ; 
And the granite of New Hampshire 

Is made part of them till death. ''^ 

Another selection no less notable, and this time from that well- 
known Phi writer, E. O. Grover, '94, is **A Championship 

Rally, fellows, for a cheer! Victory's here! 
Bunch up fellows, for a shout! Yell it out! 
Join the wah-hoo-wah in chorus, 
For the pennant floating o'er us. 
Live the green and white forever; 
Fade their ancient glory never. 
Bunch up, fellows! Yell with me 
For Dartmouth ! One, two, three ! 
Wah-hoo-wah ! Wah-hoo-wah ! 
Da-Da-Dartmouth ! Wah-hoo-wah ! 
T— i— g— e— r ! 

Louder fellows, with your cheer! Do you hear? 
Wake the noble earl once more with your roar, 
The laurel crown is ours again. 
And shall be so while men are men. 
The granite hills are at our back. 
The wind's path our running track. 



Bunch up, fellows, more and more! 
For Dartmouth now a deafening roar! 
Wah-hoo-wah! Wah-hoo-wah! 
Da-Da-Dartmouth! Wah-hoo-wah! 
:^ ^ T— i.-g-^-r! 

Loud again the victory tell I One more yell ! 
Every Dartmouth man shall hear, far and near! 
While a heart with valor thrills 
WeMl glory in the granite hills. 
And oft again, in victory's light. 
Shall float on high the green and white. 
Bunch up, fellows ! One more yell ! 
The green and white! Well-well-well ! 
Wah-hoo-wah ! Wah-hoo-wah ! 
Da-Da-Dartmouth ! Wah-hoo-wah ! 
T— i— g-^— r! 

It would be a pleasure to quote more extensively from th 
volume which in every way bespeaks a love for Dartmouth 
in a way that honors the old ** college on the hill." Other co: 
tributors are A. O. Caswell, '93, LeB. M. Huntington, '9 
Kent Knowlton, '94, and 1. J. Cox, ^96. While we cann 
reproduce more of its selections yet we are able to show Phis 
large the brothers who for the past few years have done so muc 
for Phi Delta Theta in a literary way at Dartmouth. 


The February Scroll is at hand — a welcome messenger is it 
and in turning its pages I am reminded of a now musty manu 
script which was written upon the above named subject just afte 
receiving the December issue. This, while in the spirit I w 
resurrect, revise and forward. 

This question of the chapter house as it appears to me is on 
of the very important questions in fraternity life, and I 
led to pen this because of the frequent reference in the vario 
chapter letters to this subject. 

It is with pleasure that I note the tendency to generate som 
scheme whereby every chapter may be able to build a home 01 
its own. Thus I venture to give the scheme wherein Illinoi 
Zeta was able to build her hall. The plan has been given in 
heretofore, but I desire to go more into details, since that is im 




a Chapter House Association and having every Phi give a note 
of $100. made payable $io. annually, is, I believe, an excellent 
one, since in this way if we are inclined to drift away from the 
fraternity the treasurer will call us back $io. worth until our note 
is paid. 

The Harsh Memorial Hall has a parlor, library and a large 
hall on the first floor, and four bedroom suites on the second 
floor. Eight of the boys occupy the rooms and each pays $4 
per month, bringing in $32 per month for nine months, besides 
all the members, the eight occupying rooms as well, pay $1 per 
month toward running expenses. At present the chapter mem- 
bership is seventeen and would doubtless average thirteen for 
the nine months, so that the income would be over $400 per 
year. This will pay all expenses, including gas, water, taxes, 
insurance, fuel, janitor and leave a good balance. 

The house is not entirely ])aid for, but it is on a basis that will 
clear itself. Nevertheless, the new Phis will be urged to give a 
note as others have done. We are still soliciting the alumni for 
there are improvements to be made in decorating the building 
and beautifying the grounds. But a few days ago I received a 
letter from the chapter asking for help and I was glad to help 
out with my donation. 

This is the scheme of the Illinois Zeta Chapter House and 
while it is not claimed to be the only plan by which a chapter 
house can be built, our experience teaches that it is a good way 
to create interest ; an excellent method by which to generate the 
true Phi spirit, and not altogether devoid of that which quickens 
and recalls the spirit of the alumnus. 

The spirit that prompts Phis to sacrifice both money and 
pleasure in order that they may build a monument to Phi Delta 
Theta is a growth that comes about by carrying out the precepts 
of the obligation ; by living up to the tenets of the order ; by 
fostering a fraternity spirit that is beautiful. 

Rktt K. Olmstead, Lofnbardy '94. 


The conception of the New York Epsilon chapter of Phi Delta 
Theta dates as far back as the year 1881. In the fall of that 
year several members of the class of ^^t^ formed themselves into 
a society bearing the name of Kappa Delta Psi which had many 
of the characteristics of a fraternity. Prominent among the 
organizers of this society arc the names of Silas G. Comfort, 
James Devine, Samuel E. Sprole and Everard A. Hill. This 


society remained sub rosa until the fall of '82, when, strengthened 
by delegations from the classes of '84 and '85 its organizers thought 
the time had come to disclose its existence. Before this was done, 
however, some changes were made in the organization and scope 
of the society, including a change in name to that of Sigma Psi. 
This new society early secured recognition from the fraternities 
already established at Syracuse and it enjoyed remarkable pros- 
perity during its existence as a local organization. 

Anxious to secure a charter from one of the old established 
fraternities, correspondence was early entered into with Phi Delta 
Theta and an application made for a charter from that society. It 
was a long period, however, during which time offer? from several 
fraternities were refused, notably a proposition from Zeta Psi to 
revive her former Syracuse chapter, that success finally crowned 
their efforts, and Sigma Psi became New York Epsilon of Phi 
Delta Theta. 

Asa chapter of Phi Delta Theta, New York Epsilon dates her 
history from the evening of 7 February, 1887, when delegates 
from the Cornell chapter, assisted by ofificials of the fraternity, 
initiated the following charter members : Ambrose C. Driscoll, 
William Mehan, '87 ; George I. Abbott, Orator F. Cook, Newell 
E. Hurlburt, John H. Murray, William S. Murray, Morgan R. 
Sanford, '88; Edward M. Sanford, Henry O.Sibley, '89; Frank 
L. Boothby, T. A. Devitt, Edwin A. Hasbrouck, '90. Though 
widely scattered in different parts of the country and in different 
occupations all the founders of the local chapter still live, Henry 
O. Sibley, Ph. D., '89, being the only one, however, living in 
Syracuse or its vicinity. 

From its inception New York Epsilon has enjoyed a prosperity 
all the more remarkable because of the firmly established rivals 
with whom it has had to contend. In the fall of 1890 the chapter 
moved into a well appointed chapter house, being the third fra- 
ternity in Syracuse to adopt the chapter house system, which has 
since been followed by the remaining societies at our University. 

Up to the present time the chapter has initiated nine-two 
members and affiliated two, of whom all are living save Charles 
C. Tucker, '91, whom death transferred to the Chapter Grand 
nearly two years since. 

Of occupations, that of teaching seems to have been most 
favored by New York P^psilon's alumni, as twenty-three professors 
are numbered on its rolls. The legal profession has been adopted 
by nine, and a like number are enrolled as clergymen. 

Numbered among the alumni of New York Epsilon are : James 
Devine, '83, E. A. Hill, '83, and E. P. Turner, '92, lawyers; 
Henry O. Sibley, '89, Librarian of Syracuse University; Elmer J. 


Read, '86, several years Professor of Etching in Syracuse Uni- 
versity; Charles H. Wheeler, '91, Professor of Mathematics in 
Drexel Institute, Philadelphia; (ieorge D. Hammond, '93, Asso- 
ciate ^Pr5fe«sor;o4'^ History in Illinois State University; J. H. 
.CarjCrjdy, '^^5; "Superintendent of Schools, Naugatuck, Conn.*, 
Charles W. Beadel, '94, Professor of Physics in Racine Univer- 
sity; G.^K.^hnnleflT, '85, Secretary Y. M. C. A., Cleveland, 
Ohio; James B. Sanford, '92, editor of the Gulf Messenger, Sa-X\ 
Antonio, Texas. 

The chapter has always been prominent in college affairs. I xi 
all departments of college life its members have taken an actiw^ 
part. Particularly has this been true in athletics. To William 
Fanton, '92, belongs much of the credit of organizing, if n 
Syracuse's first football team, at least her first victorious one am 
to this team New York Ej)silon furnished five players. In bas^ 
ball, track athletics and tennis the local chapter has always bee 
well represented. 

During the nine years which have passed since the chapter w 
founded, among the hosts of offices within the gift of the stude 
body which its members have filled, it has furnished two edito 
in-chief and one business manager of the Onondagatiy two ca 
tains of 'Varsity football elevens, a captain of the baseball 
a manager of the baseball team, and many others. 

The chapter has always been true to the object of its origin 
founders, to combine the best opportunities for social advanc^^ 
ment and literary excellence with a union of truest and stronge^^ 
brotherhood. The success which has attended her efforts in thi 
regard, together with the chapter's prominence in collegiate ente^ 
prises, has won for New York Epsilon a well deserved recognitio 
in our college community. — W. W. Nichols, '94, in The Unive^ 
sity Forum. 


One of the largest and most successful gatherings of Indian 
Phis in the history of the Fraternity in this state occurred a 
Indianapolis on the 13th of March, the occasion being the Secon 
Annual State Convention. The convention was held in the ele- 
gant and commodious parlors of the Commercial Club, which 
through the kindness of the club members, were placed at the 
disposal of the Phis. There were about sixty Phis in attendanc 
from the various colleges of the state and the good will and broth. 
erly love manifested here more than showed that the Articles (► 
the Bond were being carried out. 


ociety remained sub rosa until the fall of '82, when, strengthened 
►y delegations from the classes of '84 and '85 its organizers thought 
lie time had come to disclose its existence. Before this was done, 
lowever, some changes were made in the organization and scope 
•f the society, including a change in name to that of Sigma Psi. 
This new society early secured recognition from the fraternities 
Iready established at Syracuse and it enjoyed remarkable pros- 
)erity during its existence as a local organization. 

Anxious to secure a charter from one of the old established 
raternities, correspondence was early entered into with Phi Delta 
I'heta and an application made for a charter from that society. It 
vasa long period, however, during which time offer? from several 
raternities were refused, notably a proposition from Zeta Psi to 
evive her former Syracuse chapter, that success finally crowned 
heir efforts, and Sigma Psi became New York Epsilon of Phi 
[)elta Theta. 

As a chapter of Phi Delta Theta, New York Epsilon dates her 
listory from the evening of 7 February, 1887, when delegates 
Tom the Cornell chapter, assisted by officials of the fraternity, 
nitiated the following charter members : Ambrose C. Driscoll, 
^Villiam Mehan, '87 ; George I. Abbott, Orator F. Cook, Newell 
E. Hurlburt, John H. Murray, William S. Murray, Morgan R. 
Sanford, '88; Edward M. Sanford, Henry O. Sibley, '89 ; Frank 
L. Boothby, T. A. Devitt, Edwin A. Hasbrouck, '90. Though 
»v'idely scattered in different i)arts of the country and in different 
occupations all the founders of the local chapter still live, Henry 
3. Sibley, Ph. D., '89, being the only one, however, living in 
Syracuse or its vicinity. 

From its inception New York Epsilon has enjoyed a prosperity 
ill the more remarkable because of the firmly established rivals 
svith whom it has had to contend. In the fall of 1890 the chapter 
moved into a well appointed chapter house, being the third fra- 
ternity in Syracuse to adopt the chapter house system, which has 
since been followed by the remaining societies at our University. 

Up to the present time the chapter has initiated nine-two 
members and affiliated two, of whom all are living save Charles 
C Tucker, '91, whom death transferred to the Chapter Grand 
learly two years since. 

Of occupations, that of teaching seems to have been most 
favored by New York Epsilon's alumni, as twenty-three professors 
ire numbered on its rolls. The legal profession has been adopted 
3y nine, and a like number are enrolled as clergymen. 

Numbered among the alumni of New York Epsilon are : James 
Devine, '83, E. A. Hill, '83, and E. P. Turner, '92, lawyers; 
Henry O. Sibley, '89, Librarian of Syracuse University; Elmer J. 


At 4 p. M. the convention was called to order by Bro. C. E. 
Compton, Indiana Alpha. The meeting was then opened by 
prayer, Bro. J. S. Jenckes, Indiana Alpha, leading. Bro. H. W. 
Ijttle, Indiana Beta, was then appointed secretary, while Bro. 
Hall, Indiana Zeta, officiated as warden. 

The roll of chapters was then called, each cha])ter responding 
with a report by its delegate on the condition and progress of his 

Bro. Krempp, Indiana Alpha, reported that chapter to be in a 
p(t>sperous condition, with twenty-six active members, of whom 
six were affiliated and t'lve newly initiated. The chapter still 
retains its rank as the leading and one of the best fraternities at 
the State University. In college honors Indiana .Alpha has secured 
its share, holding the assistant editorship of the Indiana Student, 
the college magazine; the business manager of the '96 Arbutus, the 
college annual, and has four men on the College CJlee Club which 
won quite a reputation on its trij) throughout the stale this season. 
Literary exercises were reported as being one* of the features of 
their meetings which were held on Saturday evening of each 
week. Indiana Alpha will have at least one man on the baseball 
team of 1896. 

Bro. Little reported Indiana Beta to be m a flourishing condi- 
tion. However, owing to new reciuirements for entrance to the 
college and the conse(]uent decrease of new students, the chapter 
now numbers only eight active men, six pledged men, two post- 
graduate students and two active alumni. In offices and college 
honors they have received a just proportion, holding two offices 
of the athletic association ; vice-president and manager of the 
baseball team; editor in-chief of The Wabash, the college maga- 
zine; a representative on the Ouiatenon l)oard, besides several 
class officers. Literarv exercises are made a feature of the meet 
ings, while good student ability and social standing ])lace them 
on a favorable basis with the faculty of the college and the citi/ens 
of the town. 

Indiana Gamma, as reported by Bro. Blount, was shown to be 
in good condition , with sixteen men, including four ])ledged men. 
The report showed that they had their share of offices, holding 
the presidency of both the athletic and oratorical associations. 
Bro. Olive represented them on the oratorical contest this year, 
while our beloved President Hugh T. Miller represented them 
on the Faculty. 

Bro. Maurice Douglas reported Indiana Delta as being in a 
prosperous condition, having better meetings, more congenial s|)irit, 
higher standard of student and social standing than ever before. 
Although having an unlucky number (13) in the chapter, their 


At 4 P. M. the convention was called to order by Bro. C. K. 
Cbmpton, Indiana Alpha. The meeting was then opened by 
prayer, Bro. J. S. Jenckes, Indiana Alpha, leading. Hro. II. W. 
Little, Indiana Beta, was then appointed secretary, while Wro. 
Hall, Indiana Zeta, officiated as warden. 

The roll of chapters was then called, each chapter responding 
with a report by its delegate on the condition and jjrogress of his 

Bro. Krempp, Indiana Alpha, reported that chapter to be in a 
prosperous condition, with twenty-six active members, of whom 
six were affiliated and live newly initiated. The chapter still 
retains its rank as the leading and one of the best fraternities at 
the State University. In college honors Indiana Alpha has secured 
its share, holding the assistant editorship of the Jndiana Studttit, 
the college magazine; the business manager of the '96 Arbutus, the 
college annual, and has four men on the College ( ilee (Tub which 
won quite a reputation on its trip throughout the state this season. 
Literary extircises were reported as being one* of the features of 
their meetings which were held on Saturday evening of eacli 
week. Indiana Alpha will liave at least one man on the baseball 
team of 1896. 

Bro. Little reported Indiana Beta to be in a flourishing condi- 
tion. However, owing to new re(iuirements for entrance to the 
college and the consequent decrease of new students, the chapter 
now numbers only eight active men, six i^ledged men, two post- 
graduate students and two active alumni. In offices and college 
honors they have received a just proportion, holding two offiies 
of the athletic association; vice-i)resi(lcnt and manager of the 
baseball team; editor in-chief of The Wabash, the college maga- 
zine; a representative on the Ouiatrnon board. i)esides several 
class officers. Literarv exercises are made a feature t)f the meet 
ings, while good student ability and social standing ])lace them 
on a favorable basis with the faculty of the college and the citizens 
of the town. 

Indiana Gamma, as re])orted by Bro. Mlount, was shown to be 
in good condition , with sixteen men, including four i)]e(lged men. 
The report .showed that they had their share of offices, holding 
the presidency of both the athletic and oratorical associations. 
Bro. Olive represented them on the oratorical contest this year, 
while our beloved President Hugh T. Miller represented them 
on the Facultv. 

Bro. Maurice Douglas reported Indiana Delta as being in a 
prosperous condition, having better meetings, more congenial sj^irit, 
higher standard of student and social standing than ever before. 
Although having an unlucky number (13) in the chapter, their 




progress has been very satisfactory and their offices many, the 
presidency of the literary society and all the offices of the athletic 
association being held by Phis. The business manager and local 
editor of the Kodak are both Phis. In literary exercises they 
have adopted the plan of studying the history and standing of 

Bro. M.J. Bowman reported Indiana Epsilon as being weak in 
numbers but strong in quality and very enthusiastic in fraternity 
matters. Epsilon chapter consists of nine active members, two 
of whom will graduate this year, with the class of '96. None of 
the fraternities at Hanover College are strong in numbers, the 
largest number in any fraternity being twelve. Epsilon chapter 
has her share of honors in college affairs and holds several offices 
of honor in the various college associations. Bro. Bowman rep- 
resented Hanover College at the State oratorical again this year. 
Literary exercises is one of the principal features of their meet- 

Bro. Hall reported Indiana Zeta advancing, with fourteen active 
and five pledged men. The meetings are made interesting and 
profitable by discussions and orations, and are always bright spots 
in the drudgery of student life. In scholarship they rank high, 
having five men in the Phi Beta Kappa, membership to which 
can be obtained only on merit. With all other fraternities and 
associations combined against them, they have managed to hold 
their own fairly well, and a Phi is now business manager of the 
Z>e Pauw Weekly. 

Bro. Tscheutscher, delegate from **our Baby Chapter," then 
gave us a glowing account of its growth during the past year. 
Indiana Theta now numbers seventeen active men and five 
pledged men. In student ability and social position they are at 
the top mark. They hold some of the most important offices in the 
college, amongst them being literary editor of the college annual 
and business manager of the Purdue Exponent and several offices 
in the Irving Literary Society. Phi Delta Theta at Purdue Uni- 
versity is represented in every phase of college life. They have 
the leader of the Mandolin Club, manager of the Glee Club, two 
men on the Mandolin Club and three men on the Glee Club; 
also have three men in the Senior fraternity. During the past 
year their hall has been remodeled and refurnished, making their 
quarters the finest in the city. Lately they have started a chapter 
house fund and now have $1300 subscribed. 

After the above reports were submitted, questions of general 
interest were discussed and Bro. Hugh T. Miller, President of the 
General Council, in a few remarks gave us an insight into the con- 
dition of the Fraternity in general. This report showed great 


internal improvement and was very gratifying to the Indiana 

On motion of Bro. Bamberger, a vote of thanks was tendered 
to Bro. C. E. Compton for the efficient manner in which he had 
worked up the convention. The meeting then adjourned to meet 
around the festal board. 


At 6:30 p. M. the Phis marched from the convention hall to 
dining parlors of the Commercial Club. The tables had been 
arranged in two parallel rows, and the head of one table was 
graced with the presence of our worthy alumnus, Ex-President 
Harrison, while the other was graced by Bro. W. A. Woods, 
Judge of the U. S. Circuit Court. A large bunch of white Car- 
nations, the Fraternity flower, was placed at the respective plates 
of our two distinguished guests. Over sixty of the Brother Phis 
sat down to do justice to the menu. 

The feast was interspersed with many chapter yells. Phi Delta 
Theta songs and appropriate sayings. After the inner man had 
been satisfied, Bro. Brown, President of the Alumni Chapter of 
Indianapolis for the past year, in a neat little speech, nominated 
Bro. Benjamin Harrison for President of the Indianapolis Alumni 
Chapter and Bro. Harrison was unanimously elected amid great 
applause. Mr. Harrison arose and in a happy speech accepted 
the office. 

Judge Woods was then called upon and responded with a few 
appropriate remarks. Bro. Bamberger was then re-elected as 
reporter of the Alumni Chapter of Indianapolis. Our worthy 
President, Bro. Miller, responded with a few remarks on the 
Fraternity in general. As it was then time to go to the Oratorical 
Contest, the Phis dispersed with the Fraternity yell. 

Chas. E. Compton, 

March 13, 1896. H. W. Little. 



Elsewherk in this issue appears a letter addressed to the 
Editor of the Sigma Chi Quarteily^ accompanied by a correspon- 
dence which explains its appearance. Since this letter and cor- 
respondence were sent to the printer, and after they had been run 
through the press, we have been in receipt of the following 
letter from Mr. Crozier, Editor of the Quarterly : 

Chicago, March 30, 1896. 
Mr. John Edwin Brown, P. O. Box 117, Columbus, O. : 

Dear Sir — Your favor of March 28th received this morning. I 
think I wrote to you from Cincinnati to the effect that I did not 
expect to be back to Chicago for eight or ten days from that time. I 
got here only last week, and have been so busy that I was entirely 
unable to give due attention to the matter of your communication for 
the Sigma Chi Quarterly. Upon the receipt of your letter this morn- 
ing, however, I have taken time which should have been given to 
other things, to carefully read it. I have done this because I am in 
thorough accord with your ideas as to publishing the matter; that is 
to say, I think it should appear in the Sigma Chi Quarterly. I shall 
take pleasure in printing it in the next number of our magazine, with 
one exception. Your last paragraph is as follows: ** 1 regret to 
trespass upon your time, but as this stigma which you have sought to 
put upon the parent chapter of Phi Ddlta Theta is of some moment 
to that fraternity, it seems to me the facts herein brought forth, war- 
rant me in asking the indulgence." I did not seek to put any stigma 
upon your parent chapter, and stated only what I believed to be a 
fact, and my authority is as you surmised, the Sigma Chi Catalogue. 
Will you kindly re-arrange that sentence ? 

Very truly yours, 

Frank Crozier. 

It must not be thought that this is a matter between the Editor 
of the Scroll and the Editor of the Quarterly^ for we have no 
personal controversy with Mr. Crozier. To us it is only a ques- 
tion of vindication of the honor of the i)arent chapter of our 
fraternity. The readers, and even the editors of the fraternity 
press, make up a constantly changing body. There are those to 
whom the fair name and famous history of our Miami chapter is 
well known, and before whom it would need no defence. But 
to the great numi)er of readers of the Quatterly's paragraph, 
this item has come as authoritative news. It has been quoted in 
other journals, and the Scroll knows that this paragraph, and 
the one from the Sigma Chi Catalogue on which it was based, 


has been repeatedly brought forward as a campaign argument 
against Phi chapters. We believe on a perusal of this open 
letter all fair minded persons will grant that the statement of the 
Sigma Chi Catalogue concerning Phi Delta Theta at Miami, is 
not supported by fact, and that therefore the similar statement 
of Mr. Crozier falls with it. We are pleased to absolve Mr. 
Crozier from any intent to reflect upon our parent chapter, his 
error having been based on the inadvertent statement of another 
which he took in good faith. 

But granting this, it is a matter of importance to Phi Delta 
Theta that the men of the fraternity world to whom this state- 
ment has gone out should likewise be put in possession of the 
actual facts of the case. This was only possible through the 
medium of the Quarterly, and it was necessary that it be done 
before the close of this college year. We desire to thank Mr. 
Crozier for his kindly expressed intention of publishing the com- 

* ♦ • 

The Scroll desires editorially to express its regret at the 
retirement of John B. Keeble from the arena of fraternity 
editors. Since October, 1889, the same month in which the 
present Scroll editor was elected to his position, he has been 
managing editor of the Kappa Alpha Journal. His able and 
gentlemanly conduct of that magazine has won for him and his 
fraternity the highest praise. His retirement is a distinct loss to 
the Greek press. His successor whom we thus reluctantly, but 
not less truly welcome is Mr. Verner M. Jones, who for the past 
two years has been an associate editor of l\\c Journal, and, if we 
mistake not, in charge of the Exchange department. The 
March number issued under his management in no way betokens 
a lowering of the high standard set by Mr. Keeble. 

-¥ * • 

A FEW days ago The Scroll was furnished a list showing 
what chapters had purchased copies of the fourth edition of our 
Song Book, and how many of them. Our surprise was not so 
much at the small number of books that had been sold, as at the 
comparatively small number of chapters among which these had 
been sold. If all the chapters had purchased in the same ratio 


as Colby, Dartmouth, Vermont, Brown, Union, Pennsylvania, 
Emory, Southwestern, Sewanee, Ohio, Wooster, Indiana, 
DePauw, Purdue, Westminster, Washington and Iowa Wesleyan 
the editors would not have had an edition large enough to supply 
the demand. But we note that there are thirty-eight chapters to 
which not a single copy has gone, while there are seven others 
whose purchases were om copy each. Among these chapters are 
some whose activity and loyalty in other lines are marked, chap- 
ters which would not for one moment accept a second place in a 
comparison as to these qualities. Their position in regard to the 
Song Book can be considered only in the light of an oversight or 
of neglect. Any chapter that assumes to occupy a position of 
honor in the Fraternity could not intentionally decline to indorse 
so important an enterprise of fraternity welfare as the publication 
of a new edition of our Songs. 

But they cannot longer stand in this position. This paragraph 
is meant to call their attention to this duty. We are sure that no 
further urging is necessary and that those chapters which have 
not provided themselves with an adequate supply of Song Books 
will do so at once. The books are jn charge of Frank D. Swope, 
216 Fifth Street, Louisville, Ky. 

• • • 

The accounts of Alumni Day as published in this Scroll 
show a generous observance of this event in our calendar. As 
one of the results of the day several chapter house schemes 
received genererous aid. The Missouri Gamma fund, at the 
St. Louis .dinner was raised to $2,000. The Birmingham report 
says that the chapter has taken charge of a movement looking 
toward a house for the Alabama Alpha at the State University. 
The Dartmouth men have their lot purchased and hope before 
another year to have the house well under way. The members 
of that chapter have not been publishing it from the hill tops, but 
we understand from good authority, that that good Phi, A. G. 
Work, Miami, '94, is making good headway with his house plan 
for the Miami Chapter. 

And finally we are informed that the Wisconsin Alpha has in 
the past few weeks completed the purchase of a home, an end 
toward which Wardon A. Curtis, '89, has diligently worked. 
This makes the seventh home owned by Phi chapters. 




Maine Alpha, Colby University. 

Colby's first term under her new President has just ended, and 
judging from its success we have no hesitation in predicting a pros> 
perous future for the college under President Butler's management. 

Although this term is the shortest and busiest of the year and all 
are driven with work, yet there have been a few events, which we feel 
sure will be a source of congratulation to Phi Delta Theta. Besides 
the five men initiated during the fall term, our freshman delegation 
has increased by the addition of William Linscott Waldron, of Water- 
ville. This makes our number twenty, with one man pledged for 
next year. Bro. Harthorn returned from teaching in time to repre- 
sent us on the Junior Debate in which all concede that he gained the 
decision for his side. 

The Athletic Association of Colby gave a successful exhibition in 
City Hall near the end of the term. The following Phis took part : 
Bros. Pratt, Titcomb, Harthorn, Foye, House, Pillsbury and Wald- 
ron, all of whom acquitted themselves creditably, winning twelve out 
of the possible twenty-nine points in the special events in which they 
competed, besides appearing in the class drills. Bro. Foyers work 
on the horizontal bar will undoubtedly give him the leadership in that 
event next year. 

Maine Alpha also has three men on this year's list of the ten 
strongest men in college, viz. : Bros. Pratt, Gurney and Wyman. 
Pratt holds his old place at the head by a large margin, while Gurney 
bids fair to head next year's list. Bro. Harthorn is captain of the 
bicycle squad, and that Phis stand well in wheeling circles may be 
seen from the summaries of the bicycle meet of the Colby Athletic 
Association and Waterville Bicycle Club, when Harthorn won two 
first prizes and one second, and Pratt one first and two second prizes. 

Few exchanges have as yet been received in return for annuals sent 
to sister chapters last fall. Will those who received our Oracle^ 
please favor us with copies of their annuals if they have not already 
done so? 

We are at work on the circular letter and received many good 
reports of the success of our alumni while we were gathering material. 


AIJ Phis are cordially invited to visit Maine Alpha, and it is earnestly 
hoped that many will find it possible to do so. 

With best wishes for the Scroll and for the Fraternity in general, 
I remain, Yours in the Bond, 

Waterville, March loth, 1896. H. M. Browne. 

New Hampshire Alpha, Dartmouth College. 

The winter term in Dartmouth is always a period of substantial 
progress in the life of the various fraternities, and New Hampshire 
Alpha is not behind the others in the advantage which the season has 
brought to us. Our members do not participate in college politics for 
the sake of gaining office, so we regard the number of important 
positions which lately have fallen to us, as a tribute to the personal 
character of our members. 

That we hold a prominent position in the college is evidenced from 
the fact that the business managers of the Dartmouth^ the '97 Afjfis, 
the '98 Ae^s,^ the Dramatic Club, the Freshman base ball team are 
all Phis. Brother Thyng was recently elected assistant business 
manager of the Dartmouth^ and ne.xt year will succeed Bro. Hapgpod 
as business manager. Bro. Carr as business manager of the '98 
A^^is is the third Phi in succession to hold- that office. This does 
not necessarily imply that this is a hereditary office for our chapter. 
Brother Heald was elected to succeed Brother Hapgood as manager 
of the Dramatic Club, which will present Lytle's ** Money "* at the 
beginning of the spring term. Brothers Adams and Cox have parts 
in the play. Brother Sears as manager of the Freshman ball team is 
trying to arrange games with the Freshmen team of Amherst and 
Williams. Brother Pringle next year will manage the athletic team. 
At the recent B. A. A. Athletic Meet he secured first place in the 
mile run. Our chapter was one of the three fraternities represented 
in the recent Smith-Rollins prize speaking contest. Our members 
have occupied prominent positions in the Press Club and Debating 
Union, and it is largely through their efforts that an inter-collegiate 
debate will be held with W^illiams on May 21st. The verse of Bro. 
Huntington easily marks him as the '*star" of the college in recent 
years in that line of work. 

While we have been achieving such success outside, our inner social 
and literary life has not deteriorated. Some very interesting meet- 
ings have been held. Some of our members displayed their dramatic 
ability in a very clever presentation of a farce at a recent meeting. 

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Our members have found the new song book very helpful in adding to 
the social life of the meetings. 

Brothers Claggett and Reed, ^94, were with us at our celebration 
of Alumni Night. The farce mentioned above was then presented. 
Music for the occasion was furnished by our banjo club, under the 
direction of Brother R. C. Bacon. Speeches from the two alumni 
and from several of the members, together with a general social time, 
very pleasantly filled the remainder of the evening. 

Our annual prize speaking contest passed off very successfully with 
Brothers Chase, Sears and A. A. Bacon as the successful contestants. 

We have been favored with visits from several of our alumni. 
Brothers Sparhawk, ^89, and Gould, '92. were present on business 
connected with our proposed chapter house. Brother Tuxbury, '93, 
is now with us for a short visit. At our next meeting we hope to 
have others join us in an informal reception. The chapter house 
flcheroe is prospering. In our next letter we hope to report the com- 
pletion of plans for our new building. Its completion in the near 
future will establish us m a leading position in the college. 

Yours in the Bond, 

Hanover, March 18, 1896. I.J. Cox. 

Vermont Alpha, University of Vermont. 

Since mid-year *' exams., ^^ college matters have resumed their 
normal course once more. Most of the chapter passed through this 
tiying period in a highly creditable manner as far as we have heard. 
The base ball team is practicing daily in the '' cage,^^ and promises 
to sustain the excellent reputation which the college has gained in 
this department of Athletics. Bro. Sabin is proving a very efficient 
manager and has arranged the best schedule of games the team has 
ever had. There is also a revival of interest in track athletics, 
caused by the formation of an incorporated athletic association. 
This organization is composed of alumni, under-graduates and mem- 
bers of the faculty, and is a step looking toward a gymnasium and 
athletic field. 

The Junior Promenade, which was held in the Armory, February 
14, was even more successful than last year. Bro. Kern was chair- 
man of the ** Prom.^^ Committee and Bro. Hay ward was also a mem- 
ber. The glee, banjo and mandolin clubs have been unusually suc- 
cessful this year, and received the warmest praise for their concert 
here January 22. 


The chapter celebrated Alumni Day with a literary and musical 
program in the evening, followed by a ** spread '' given by the senior 
and junior members. The alumni present were: J. C. Turk, '83, 
Dr. G. I. Forbes, '91, I. Waite Avery, '94, W. F. Daggett, G. H. 
Dalrymple, C. W. Doten and C. G. Winslow of '95. The question 
of the best way in which alumni and the active chapter can best aid 
each other was quite freely discussed, and the decision seemed to be 
that a permanent chapter house would be the most effective agent. 
The graduate brothers present expressed themselves as heartily in 
favor of this movement. 

We feel that the Scroll has conferred a great benefit on the fra- 
ternity in re-printing the selections from the works of Eugene Field. 
It enables every Phi to possess some of the best poems of this charm- 
ing writer and deeply-mourned brother. 

Bro. T. H. Hack, Dartmouth, '95, who has entered the medical 
school, is rooming at the house and forms aJWery welcome addition to 
our number. 

In our literary work this winter the chapter is divided into two 
divisions which present programs on alternate evenings. The meet- 
ings are interesting and well attended. 

Yours in the Bond, 
Burlington, March 16, 1896. Frederic F. Lincoln. 

Massachusetts Beta, Amherst College. 

The term about to close has been a quiet one in our chapter. As 
usual, much interest has been shown in the literary work of the 
** goat meetings.'' Some of the most satisfactory features of these 
exercises have been the debates, extempore speaking, and reading of 
the Howler^ the official news organ of the chapter. Some private 
dramatics are to be given at the end of the term. We add to our 
chapter roll tonight the name of a new brother, Frederick Wingate 
Raymond, of Kast Weymouth, Mass. We are confident that he will 
become a loyal Phi. We have had delegates present this winter at 
the initiation banquets of New Hampshire Alpha and of Rhode 
Island Alpha, and also at the Boston alumni banquet. All have 
returned with accounts of the generous hospitality of the chapters 

Brother (iriffin made a great success of the Junior Prom., which 

was held on February 11, and of which he was director-in-chief. 

rhere have been few social events in the chapter this winter; but we 

are now looking forward to a fraternity reception to be given this 

coming Saturday. 


The event of latest interest in the college at large has been the 
first appearance of the ^96 Seniors dramatics. The troupe is present- 
ing with good success Sheridan's **The Rivals," a play recom- 
mended to them by Joseph Jefferson. 

Yours in the Bond, 

Amherst, March 12, 1896. Raymond V. Ingersoll. 

Rhode Island Alpha, Brown University. 

On the evening of February 28, the Seventh Anniversary Banquet 
of the chapter was held and proved to be one of the most successful 
occasions in the history of the society. . Though in point of years 
among the youngest of the fraternity's chapters, as regards depth and 
extent of fraternal spirit we feel that the past seven years of growth 
have placed us upon an equal footing with our associates who may 
boast a longer period of existence. 

After an elaborate menu had been thoroughly enjoyed, attention 
was given to the following order of exercises : 

Toastmaster, . . . Bro. Gallup 

" Before we further proceed, let me spcak/^ 

The Present Occasion, ..... Bro. Dormon 

*' Meanwhile welcome you to our least 
Midnight shout and revelry. — Milton. 

Oration — The Obligation of Culture, . . Bro. Greene, '96 

" A stern man with empires in his brain." — Lfj^cell. 

Music — Violin, Cello and Piano, ..... Phis 
Phi Virgins, ...... Bro. Bullard 

** No creature owns it in the least degree, 
And thinks his neighbor further gone than he/^ 

History, ....... Bro. Kenerson 

** His act brings seven ages." — Shakrsjtcare. 

Impressions of a Freshman, . Bro. Phetteplace 

Poem, ........ Bro. White 

*' Cedite Romani Scriptorcs 

Nescis quid majus nascitur hoc." 

Prophecy, ...... Bro. Greene, '98 

'• Thy voice sounds as a prophet's word." 

Music — Banjos, ........ Phis 

•• And the band played on." 

Delegates — »* Blest be the tie that binds." 

Impromptus, ....... Alumni 

" Just hold your breath kind friends awhile." 

Auf Wiedersehen, .... O.mnes P'ratres 

** Let the world observe how Phis love one another" 


Among the other speakers we were glad to welcome Bro. Rock- 
wood, the delegate from Amherst, who both by his words and person- 
ality renewed the pleasing impression always created by men from 
our sister chapter. The absence of delegates from other colleges was 
deeply regretted : however, we had the pleasure of listening to Bro. 
Morse, an alumnus of Maine Alpha, now at Harvard, and after 
remarks by several of the alumni present, the anniversary banquet for 
'96 was over. 

Wednesday evening, March nth, the annual athletic exhibition of 
the university occurred in Infantry Hail, when a large number of Phis 
had a hand in making a success of the occasion. Of the men com- 
posing the class squads in competition for a silver trophy, there were 
three Phis upon the Senior squad : three, including the captain, upon 
the Junior; while the Sophomore and Freshman had an equal num- 
ber. Bro. Bullard, by his work in tumbling, on the parallel bars, 
etc., was practically the life of the exhibition; Bro. Phetteplace was 
the commander of a platoon of military automatax. 

In our last letter, injustice was unconsciously done the Glee Club 
by omitting the mention of a feature which has been one of the most 
important elements of its success, — namely, the humorous readings 
and pantomimes of Bro. W. E. Greene. It is said that the work of 
Bro. Greene far surpasses that of last year's reader and he has but to 
appear upon the stage in order to create a laugh. 

Alumni Day was rather quietly observed here, doubtless due to the 
fact that the date set for its celebration is only a week or two from 
our regular anniversary banquet, which in many respects serves the 
same purpose in offering an opportunity for the gathering of Alumni. 


Providence, March 16, 1896. Albert S. Morse. 

New York Alpha, Cornell University. 

Since our last letter to The Scroll, Bros. Haskell, of Pennsylvania 
Gamma, and Lewis of Indiana Theta have affiliated with us and we 
have initiated S. C. Lines of Rekjiawik, Iceland. We have also 
pledged two new and desirable members. Work on the chapter house 
is steadily going on and we expect to occupy it next week to its full 
capacity of sixteen men. 

The base ball season is not far off and the candidates for the team 
are busy training. Among them are Bro. Bassford of last yearns team, 
and Bros. Ward, Haskell, Weller and Seward. Owing to the 
stringent rules regarding professionalism the team has lost most of 


its old players and the prospect are not so good as last yearns, but 
there is no doubt but that the team will do credit to the University. 
On the track Phi Delta Theta is represented by Bros. Whiting and 
Starbuck, who will doubtless make a good showing in their respective 
events. The principal interest in athletics, however, is devoted to 
the crew, which has been in training since the beginning of the term, 
and in which all Cornellians put great faith. The quadrangular race 
between Cornell, Harvard, U. of P. and Columbia, will take place 
June 26, probably on the Hudson River at Poughkeepsie. 

We are sorr\' to announce that Hro. H. S. Ward is seriously ill and 
will be compelled to leave us for his home at the earliest opportunity. 

Yours in the Bond, 

Ithaca, March 19, 1896. C. F. Hackett. 

New York Beta, Union Universitv. 

Since our last letter several unexpected changes have occurred in 
our chapter, and while in certain respects we have been perceptibly 
weakened by them, yet some of them reflect honor upon us and in 
this way tend rather to strengthen us. The appropriation by the leg- 
islature for the improvement of the Erie Canal last fall strongly 
attracted the engineering students of Union. There were 41 Union 
men who tried the civil service examinations and 29 received 
appointments. New York Beta has the honor of having six of them, 
\V. L. Lawton, '94, Assistant Engineer; E. Grant Blessing, '94, 
and H. Willis, '97, Levelers; L. M. Scotield, '96, E. W. Sayler, 
ex- ''96, and B. E. Failing, '98, Rodmen. 

We are privileged to have Brothers Lawton and Blessing with us, 
as their headquarters are for the present at Schenectady. 

Greatly to our regret Bro. Wallace H. Failing, '99, was compelled 
to leave before the close of the first term on account of illness, and 
has since entered Syracuse. Wie expect he will soon affiliate with 
New York Epsilon. Bro. Smith L. Multer, '98, left us «t the begin- 
ning of the present term and went to Brown University for personal 
reasons. This was a severe loss to us as Bro. Multer was unques- 
tionably one of the strongest men of his class intellectually, and the 
interest which he always manifested in our chapter was so strong that 
we miss him deeply. We hope he will ally himself soon with the 
brothers at Brown. Bro. R. E. Preston, '98, has also been obliged 
to leave college through circumstances of a private nature, and New 
York Beta will not alone feel his absence next term. His work last 
spring on the base ball team showed that he was a strong man in the 


box with the brightest prospects before him. It was evident that he 
would improve steadily each year, and the whole college were depend- 
ing on him for a great deal this coming season. It will be exceed- 
ingly difficult to find one who will fill his place. 

These dismemberments, together with the temporary absence o£ 
some of our engineers, have depleted us numerically, but we have 
just added two men from the freshman class who have strengthened 
us materially. We take especial pleasure in presenting to all Phi^ 
as brothers in the Bond, Messrs. Kdmund L. C. Hegeman of New — 
ark. New Jersey, and Anthony J. Horneby of Palmyra, N. Y. 

Our chapter meetings have never been so successful and interest — 
in": as they have been this winter. We hold them weeklv on Satur — 
day evenings, and attendance is compulsory. The exercises are of ;=■- 
varied character, but are such as tend to awaken greater fraternitj^r-- 
spirit. We feel that too mucii stress can not be placed upon chaptew^ 
meetings, but rather that in tiiis feature more than any other the lifei^ 
of a chapter depends. We urge ail sister chapters, who have nc."» 
systematic plan in this direction, to adopt one at once and get the:^* 
benefits of it. 

Bro. Willis has represented us on the Garnet Board of '97, hold — 
ing the position of Business Manager. It promises to be one of thc:^ 
must representative annuals ever edited at Union, and a large shar^2^ 
of the credit is due to the Business Manager. 

Bro. Terry, '96, the manager of the Track Athletic Association — 
seems destined t(> have not only a creditable season, but a successfu ^ 
one in every way. He took a team to Cooperstown in February tc^ 
compete with the .Athletic Team of that place, and we were defeated 
only by '^\'^^ points. We sent a strong team there last year \vhicl». 
was beaten by twelve points, and as the Cooperstown team ha'=5- 
strengthened itself during the year we feel ourselves consirierabh ^ 
stronger this season. Manager Terry arranged for the annual mid — 
winter meet, to take place on Friday evening, March 13, at the Cen- 
ter .Street Opera House. The rivalry between the classes of '96 ami. 
'9<S was strong, and neither time nor energy did they spare in prep-' 
aration for this event. The class of '98 succeeded in winning ther 
pennant by a small margin. Bro. Fisher of the Sophomore class rep- 
resented us on the team sent to Cooperstown, where his work wass* 
most commendable, but his class owe much to him for his work in 
the Meet. In the club swinging event he received the highest num— 
ber of points obtainable, and in the running high kick he reached 
8 feet 4 inches. It is conceeded by all that it was the most success^ 


f ul meet held in Union for years. Meyers, '96, established two new 
college records, the one in the running high kick of 9 feet, and the 
other in the shot put, putting it over 41 feet. We expect Bro. G. 
^\, Scotield back next year, who has a tendency to linger around the 
record in the high kick. 

Bro. Brown. '97, represents us again this year on the glee club. 
No concerts have been given as yet, but Manager Clowe is expecting 
to take the Association on a trip in the early spring. 

The prospects for the coming base ball season are unusually 
bright, and several attractive trips are already arranged. Brother 
Hegeman and Gambel are candidates for the team, and both will 
probably be successful. 

We have only delightful remembrance of the Sophomore Soiree 
which occurred on the evening of February 14. Bro. Griffith repre- 
sented us with great efficiency on the committee. 

With warm fraternal regards for all Phis, 1 have the pleasure and 
li )nor to be, Yours in 'W-/,v/«, 

Schenectady, March 19. 1896. H. H. Bkown. 

New York Dklta, Columbia Univeksitv. 

Since our last. chapter letter New York Delta has initiated Bro. 
lielmont de Forest Bogart. of P. and S., and in him we .see a true 
Phi. Since Bro. McCarthy has been discovered in the Arts, Bro. 
iiryant need no longer feel lonesome in that school. 

Only today Prof. C. T. Chandler .showed the Juniors and Seniors 
<»f the School of Mines (Chem. Course) the plans of the new Chem- 
ical Building to be built on Columbia's new .sight. It will be a 
gorgeous place and without doubt will rank first of all Tniversities in 
America. The dedication exercises of the new grounds to Columbia 
College will be held May 2d, 1896. 

On Tuesday, February iith, Bro. Fred. A. Goetzc, New York 
Delta. '95, was married to Miss May Loui-se Martin, of West 
Hoboken, N. J. 

At present Bro. Thompson and Bro. Van Gelder are staying at our 
rooms. If everything now goes favorably, we shall very likely get 
cither two or four Freshman in the School of Arts before the year is 
over. Bro. McCarthy has been constantly training for the Freshman 
crew and it is stated around ct)llege that he will surely be on the crew. 
Bro. Thomson is also in training but he is trying lor the track team. 
lire. John Blot who is taking an extra year at i*. & S. has for the last 
few months been substituting at the Mt. Lebanon Hospital. 

With the kindest wishes to all the chapters, I remain. 

Yours in the Bond, 

New York, March 16, 1896. Emil J. Riedkrer. 


New York Epsilon, Syracuse University. 

Your reporter regrets that he can not give a glowing account of 
the observance of Alumni Day. We were in the midst of term 
examinations, and the medical students were at their homes enjoying 
a ten days vacation. Under such circumstances it was impossible 
for the active chapter to prepare any entertainment that could be suc- 
cessfully carried out. We were not unmindful of the day, however, 
and our thoughts and hearts were filled with a spirit of reunion. 
Bro. Schenck, '95, and Bro. O'Bryon, ex-'96, were with us, and we 
were glad to greet them. 

The social life of the University has been at full sway this term. 
New York Epsilon entertained about forty of her friends the evening 
of February 27. The reception was a complete success, and we will 
probably entertain again next term in a similar way. The spring 
term opens the 23d inst. 

We are already doing some quiet rushing for next year. Several 
very desirable men who feel kindly toward us are to enter in the fall, 
and we are reaching out for them. We want to build up the chapter 
until it numbers about thirty men, and the prospect for the desired 
success is indeed bright. 

The Syracuse- Hobart oratorical contest occurs next month, and 
Bro. Hibbard, '96, has been re-elected as one of the debaters. In 
my last letter I failed to mention that Bro. Warren '96, was Vice 
President of the Republican Club. 

Our annual anniversary banquet was held at the Vanderbilt House, 
February 7. In addition to the members of the active chapter, there 
were present Bros. Sprole, '82, Hill, '88, Crayton, '90, Taylor, '93, 
Baskerville, '95, Steele, '95, and Bro. Joseph Bishop, Massachu- 
setts Beta, '98. The following was the toast list: 


Historian Elvin B. Granger, '98 

Phis in Public Life E. A. Hill, '83 

Orator, U. G. Warren, '96 

Phis in Athletics, . . Joseph Bishop, Massachusetts Beta, '98 

Our Freshmen, N. D. Waffle, '99 

Prophet, F. W. Honsinger, '97 

Our Future, L. W. Mills, '98 

Yours in the Bond, 
Syracuse, March 19, 1896. L. Warner Mills. 


Pennsylvania Beta, Gettysburg College. 

The last two months, usually the quietest ones of the college year, 
have brought no change to either the college or Fraternity. 

The athletic field was completed about the middle of November, 
and it is hoped by the opening of the base ball season, will be ready 
lor use. The field is said to be one of the finest in the State. 

The college expects to send a team to Philadelphia to compete in 
the relay races to be held there under the auspices of the Univer- 
sity of Pennsylvania, on the 15th of May. 

Capt. Leisenring has high hopes of putting a fine team on the dia- 
mond this year, as there are over thirty applicants for the different 
positions. The usual schedule has been arranged, including games 
vith Bucknell, W. and J., Franklin and Marshall, State College and 

At the recent meeting of the I. C. A. A. Pennsylvania, held at 
Philadelphia, Gettysburg was again elected to the ofi^ce of Vice- 
Presidency and to a place on the Executive Committee. This year's 
sports will be held at Lafayette College. 

Alumni Day was fittingly observed by the members of Pennsyl- 
vania Beta on the 14th of March, and the following programme ren- 
dered : 
.Address of Welcome, . . . Bro. Meisenhelder, '97 

** Our Fraternity,'' Bro. Ott, '97 

•* Our Chapter,'' ...... Bro. Kain, '97 

*' In What Ways can the Alumni and Active Chapters Best Aid Eacl 

Other? " Bro. Lantz, '94 

•'Prophecy," ...... Bro. ENCiLisii, '94 

*» Sword and Shield," .... Bro. Friday, '97 

During the present term Pennsylvania Beta has been entertained 
several times by Phi sisters. 

With best wishes to Phi Delta Theta, I remain. 

Fraternally yours, 
Gettysburg, March 17, 1896. J. E. Meisenhelder. 

Pennsylvania Gamma, Washinc^ton and Jefferson Cui,LE(iK. 

Washington and Jefferson College has recently been admitted to 
membership in the National Inter-Collegiate Association of Amateur 
Athletics. We are rather proud of Ibis recognition of our al)ililies 
and feel that it will prove an additional stimulus to good, solid work 
in athletic lines. 


Clingman, a member of the Pittsburgh League team, has been 
secured as coach for our base ball nine. The players will not be 
selected until after the spring vacation. Bros. Hughes and Eicher 
are candidates for positions, and it is thought that their chances for 
success are very good. Bro. Hughes, at one time, was captain of 
the Hanover College club. According to our schedules of games we 
will meet the University of Pennsylvania twice this year, once on the 
diamond and once on the gridiron. The U. of P. is recognized as 
the leader in Pennsvlvania's amateur athletics. 

Bro. John McXulty, ex-'93, who formerly held a position in the 
Citizen's National Bank of this place, is now head book-keeper at the 
Duncan-Miller Glass Works. This position is considerably better 
than the one he previously held. We rejoice with him in his good 

Bro. Reynolds has been chosen for the chairman of the Mock Con- 
vention which is to be held on May ist. Of the eight committeemen 
having the affair in charge, three are Phi Delt\s. At a similar con- 
vention, held four years ago, James (i. Blaine was nominated for 
President of the I'nited States. At the coming one the sentiment 
will probably be toward Quay, as he is a Pennsylvanian and an alum- 
nus of our college. 

The annual contest between the literary .societies will be held on 
the evening of the last day of this term, March 25th. The contest- 
ants are very evenly matched and an exciting contest is expected. 

Bro. Hays, '95, and Bro. Linn, "95, each .spent an evening with us 
recently. Bro. Hays is Principal of the Washington (Pa.), High 
School, and Bro. Linn is attending the Western Theological Sem- 

With best wishes for all in the Bond and with e.spe<"ial greeting to 
the brothers of North Carolina Beta, I am, 

Yours Fraternally, 

W'ashington, March 18, 1896. John J. Kerr. 

1'i:n'nsvlv.ania Dklta, Ali.ecjhf.ny College. 

The winter term is about over, our alumni banquet a pleasant mem- 
ory of the past, and in a few days the most of us will be at home fo^ 
a two weeks' vacation. The year so far has been one of prosperity" 
for the college. Three hundred students have been enrolled. Th^ 
college battalion contains about one hundred and forty men, and XH^ 
fraternities. Hterary societies and religious organizations of the cal^ 
lege are all in excellent shape. At last the dream of the studen 


for years will be realized : the Board of Trustees have accepted plans 
for the erection of one of the most modern and largest gymnasiums 
in the State, the **(Jym.'' floor to be fifty by one hundred feet. 
Ground will be broken in the spring. At the same time they will 
erect a steam heating plant from which all the buildings on the* cam- 
pus will be supplied. 

The Alumni Chair of History and Politics is attaining wonderful 
success under the direction of Hro. J. W. Perrin, Ph. D., of Indiana 
Beta. The Phis as usual are getting their full share of college hon- 
ors. Brothers Beazell, Hartung, Jolly and Wilkinson are on the col- 
lege basket ball team ; Bro. Pratt will again be star pitcher of the 
ball team, and Bro. Weatherby is the representative at large on the 
athletic board: Bro. Wright is President of the Pan-Hellenic Asso- 

On February i, the meeting of the chapter was devoted to the mem- 
ory of Bro. Eugene Field. The following program was carried out: 
Paper — " Life of Brother Field, ■' . . . Bro. Barlett. 

Reading — •• God's Acre." .... Bro. Wpiyand. 

'* Press Notes on Kugenc Field," . . . Bro. Wright. 
Reading — •* Seein' Things at Night," . . Bro. Swisher. 

»* Anecdotes of Field," Bro. Reitz. 

Reading — *»The Truth About Horace," Bro. Grant. 

We regret to say that Bro. Carnahan, our Reporter, has beem com- 
pelled to be absent from school this term through ill health: also that 
Bro. Jolly will not be with us next term. However, we expect the 
former back next term. 

Our banquet was held Saturday evening, the 14th, at the Kepler 

House. After a sumptuous repast, the following toasts were 

responded to : 

** The College," ..... Will. H. Pratt, '96. 

** The Fraternity," . . . Milton Weatherby, '96. 

** The New Men." .... J.Vernon Wrkhit, '98. 

Response, ..... W. Preston Bea/ei.l, '97. 

** Our Founder, Robert .Morrison," . 1'rof. W. A. Klliott, '89. 

Yours in the Bond, 
Meadville, March 17, 1896. Paul Wevand. 

Pennsylvania Epsilon, Dickinson College. 

Alumni Day was observed by our chapter on the evening of March 
13th, at Hartzell Cafe. The programme consisted of a sketch of the 
life and the poems of Eugene Field, a sketch of the life of Prof. 
Swing, and brief papers on the general fraternity and the leading men 


of Phi Delta Theta. Prof. Stephens gave us a review of the history 
of our chapter, dwelling on the high per cent, of prizes and other 
honors taken by Phis in athletic and college circles. The program 
was interspersed with songs and comments by the members, after 
which refreshments were ser\'ed. Of our alumni, Profs. Whiting, 
Stephens and Landis of the faculty and Bro. Gilroy, '95, were 

The Belles Lettres society held their anniversary' Jan. 31st, and 
the Union Philosophical Society theirs on the evening of Feb. 9th. 
Phi Delta Theta was represented by four men on the former and three 
on the latter occasion. For the first time in the history of the col- 
lege, the societies joined in the celebration of Washington's birth- 
day. Appropriate exercises were held, Bosler Hall having been fit- 
tingly decorated for the occasion. Music was rendered by the college 
orchestra and the oration of the evening was delivered by President 
Geo. E. Reed, of the college, who took for his subject, »* Lessons 
from the Life of Washington.'' The annual inter-society debate took 
place March 6th. For four consecutive years the decision had been 
given to the U. P. Society, and the outcome of this year's contest 
was a matter of much speculation. The question was, ^^Ncsolved, 
that the acquisition of new territory in the Western Hemisphere by 
any European or Asiatic power, through conquest, purchase or treaty, 
would be an act unfriendly to the United States, and would justify 
war.'' The U. P. Society held the affirmative and the B. L. Society 
the negative. There was wild excitement in the hall when the deci- 
sion was announced in favor of the negative. We were represented 
on the debate by Bro. Burns, leader for U. P.s, and Bro. Kriebel, 
second speaker for B. L.s. 

The annual mid-winter sports and exhibition were held in the gym- 
nasium on the evening of March 7th. Most of the previous records 
were broken, some of tlie best records made being high-jump, 5.6; 
pole vault, 9.4 and highkick, 9.4, — this last being ahead of the 
state record. 

The yearly contest for the editorship of the Dickinsonian was de- 
cided but a week ago. Each society furnishes three men for the 
paper, who are chosen by judges selected by each society, who pick 
out the best essays written by the competitors. Of the six men 
chosen by the judges, we are fortunate enough to furnish four, Bro. 
Smedley, from U. P. Society and Bros. McNeal, Bowman and Soper, 
the entire delegation from B. L. Society. 

The base ball team is in regular training in the cage and will go 


out in the field as soon as the weather and the condition of the ground 
will permit. Dates have been made with Lehigh, University of 
Pennsylvania, Georgetown and Princeton. Six Phis are in training 
for the team, and the prospects for most of them are excellent. A 
team has been organized and is in training for the state *«relay race^^ 
in May, at Philadelphia. 

A number of the ladies in the college have for the first time in the 
history of co-education at this institution formed themselves into a 
local sorority, known as Gamma Beta. This they intend to be but a 
stepping stone to the procuring of a general sorority charter. These 
ladies stand high in the estimation of the college community and we 
can but wish them well and do all in our power to aid them in their 

The season seemed to be against us this winter and we had about 
given up hope of having a sleighing party. Last week and the early 
part of this week, however, a deep snow fell and our hopes were 
realized when our party, composed of the boys with their lady friends 
from the college and the town, — thirty-four in all — started for Mt. 
Holly Springs on Monday evening. Every one seemed to enter into 
the fun, which lasted until the *'wee small hours of the morning,'^ 
and which was only broken by the hour spent disposing of an excel- 
lent supper. This recreation is a source of so great enjoyment to all, 
that it has become an annual event in our fraternity life. 

We have been favored during the term by a visit from Bro. Geo. 
H. Bucher, '95, of Princeton Theological Seminary. We hope to 
greet the sister chapters of Phi Delta Theta before the next letter 
with our circular letter. Yours in the Bond of «l» A O, 

Carlisle, March 18, 1896. Edmund D. Soper. 

Pennsylvania Zeta, University of Pennsylvania. 

One of the most notable occurrences since our last letter has been 
the formal opening and the dedication of Houston Hall, the home of 
the Houston Club. This club is entirely of the students and through 
its club house has disclosed to the students many avenues of sport 
and good fellowship that had not existed here before. As direct 
results of this two clubs have been formed — the Bowling Club and 
the Chess Club. The former of these has been very active and has 
succeeded in defeating two of the best clubs in the city. The Chess 
Club was organized recently, but already is very promising. Doubt- 
less soon it will take steps towards entering the Intercollegiate Cliess 
Tournament. Monday has become one of the most enjoyable days 


of the week. It is then that the Club receives its lady friends and 
entertains them with an organ recital or a concert by our various 
musical clubs. 

Work is progressing rapidly on our new dormitories and they will 
be ready for occupancy by next October. In connection with this 
there is to be a large and temporary dining hall, the plans of which 
are now under consideration. 

Before another year has passed we shall have a new Dental build- 
ing. Great care is being taken with the plans and to insure com- 
pleteness in every detail all of the most famous Dental buildings are 
being visited. All of the best and most appropriate ideas thus col- 
lected will be embodied in this building. 

Every one knows of the success of the University on the"**gridiron'' 
last fall, and it is almost too early to make any predictions in regard 
to the spring sports of various sorts. Our base ball team has been 
very seriously crippled by a new faculty rule. It prohibits from play- 
ing on the 'Varsity nine all men who last summer played base ball 
with any summer club. This deprives Pennsylvania of all her old 
men but we expect to mould ihe new material into a very strong nine. 
Our Track Team will be very strong and judging from the present 
iacts wc shall make an unusually strong showing at Mott Haven in 

Since our last letter Bro. McClenthen has been elected to The Red 
and Blue board of editors : Bro. Byrket to Executive Committee in 
charge of Houston Club ; Reitz and Fife to the House Committee; 
June and Codman on the Membership Committee. Bro. Morrison 
has been elected custodian of '98 \s Bowl. When this is placed in 
our chapter house we shall have all that are in college at the present 
lime. Bro. June has charge of '96's and Bro. Essig of '97 's. 

The first of our series of ''At Homes " was given last month. For 
the occasion in honor of our Alma Mater the House was profusely 
decorated with red and blue bunting with bits of white and blue for 
trimming; notwithstanding the inclemency of the weather fifty or 
sixty of our young lady friends were present. We all enjoyed our- 
selves thoroughly and are eagerly awaiting the time for the next one. 

On the 14th of March all of the Philadelphia Phis congregated 
about the banquet board at the Manufacturer's Club. There we par- 
took of a most sumptuous feast and *' toasted'' and sang in honor of 
the founder of our beloved Fraternity. In the Bond, 

Philadelphia, March 17, 1896. Erskine B. Essig. 



Virginia Alpha, Roanoke College. 

Since our last letter we have had the pleasure and the honor of 
initiating Royal E. Cabell, of Variety Mills, Va., into the mysteries of 
our Fraternity. We have also had the misfortune to lose two of our 
members, Bros. H. T. Walden, Ala., and W. W. Henritze, W. Va. 
Hoth of these brothers were compelled to leave collej(e on account of 
bad health. 

During the last month we had the pleasure of having with us our 
Province President, Bro. Marshall H. Guerrant. Although he was 
with us a very short time, yet we succeeded in having a called meet- 
ing, in order to discuss fraternity^ matters. We were indeed glad to 
be able to show to our President a good record for this session. We 
are sorry to learn from the March Palladium that Bro. Guerrant **was 
much disappointed at the number and quality of students attending 
this college, *\but we are i)leased to also learn that he found us »» a 
chapter of thirteen congenial men who seem to be enthusiastic and 
working harmoniously.'' 

We were proud to tell our President that we are financially square 
with the general Fraternity. We enjoyed very much the short visit 
of Bro. Guerrant, and hope he may soon come again. 

As is the custom, we expect to celebrate Alumni Day on the 14th 
of this month. 

Quite a new and pleasant feature of our regular program is the 
introduction of music at appropriate places in the opening and closing 

From the latest reports we learn that i; X have succeeded or about 
succeeded in getting a charter for the expected chapter at this place. 
To show the harmonious feeling existing among the now active chap- 
ters here, and to extend to i; \ a proper welcome, the <l» r A Fra- 
ternity will join us in giving a banquet in honor of the newly made 

We will be represented on the base ball team by four men. 

May all our sister chapters prosi)er, and each one be an honor and 
a support to the general Fraternity. 

Yours in the Bond, 

Salem, March 12, 1896. H. Blaik Hanger. 


Virginia Gamma, Raxdolph-Macon College. 

Since our last letter, although we have not increased numerically, 
we have held our own in every other respect. Our base ball team is 
practicing daily for the match games. We hav^ fine material, and as 
last year, expect to win the majority of the games. During the past 
several years R. M. C. has won quite a reputation for her ball team, 
and Phi Delta Theta has helped materially to this result. She is 
represented by three men this year, viz. : Brothers Boyle, third base; 
W. R. Carpenter, second base, and C. M. Kilby, catcher. 

Phi Delta Theta will be represented in the public debates of Frank- 
lin Literary Society by Brothers C. M. and Bradford Kilby. At the 
annual celebration of the Franklin Literary Society during Com- 
mencement week, Brother Bradford Kilby will preside as President. 

Phi Delta Theta has not gotten in any new quarters as yet, because 
the Faculty have decided to fit up the second floor of the handsome 
Science Hall for fraternity rooms, and we have been fortunate enough 
to secure a fine suite for next year. 

We have been discussing several men for membership, but have 
not thought it advisable to approach them so late in the session. It 
is very probable that we shall pledge at least one of those under dis- 
cussion, for the next college year, which we expect to begin with 
vigor, and if possible, do belter work than we have this year. 

Yours in the Bond, 

Ashland, March 19, 1896. Merrick Clements. 

ViK(fiNiA Zkta, Washincjton and Lee University. 

The celebration of the Graham-Lce Literary Society was held the 
night of the 19th of January. Bro. L. H. Willis, formerly of Ken- 
tucky Delta, won the declaimers medal. The celebration of the 
W^ashington Literary Society was held the night of the 22d of Feb- 
ruary. Bro. McClintic, formerly of Missouri Beta, won the declaim- 
ers medal, thus giving to Virginia Zeta both declaimers medals for 
the session of '95-'96. 

Brother R. CL Campbell represents Virginia Zeta as a member of 
the Board of Editors of the Calyx\ and will play- short stop on the 
University base ball nine. Bro. D. C. McBryde, editor of the 
Southern C'ollei^iiuu has been elected assistant editor of the Calyx\ 
and also represents the Washington Literary Society as a member of 
the Board of Editors of the Calyx. 


The Graham-Lee and the Washington Literary Societies will soon 
tiave a joint contest to select two representatives ; one to represent 
VV. and L. at Danville, Ky., in the Southern Oratorical Contest, and 
the other to represent the Old (Jollege in Virginia State Contest, to 
be held at William and Mary College, Williamsburg, Va. Bro. 
Leonard, formerly of Missouri Alpha, will contest for a place, and 
whether defeated or victorious we are sure he will do Virginia Zeta 
and the fraternity great credit. Bro. Speers is a member of the 
Executive Committee of the Final Ball and one of the youngest and 
one of the most talented contributors to the Collegian, 

Bro. Marshall has been elected Secretary and Treasurer of the 
Albert Sidney Boat Club, and the writer has been elected President 
of the Club and Captain of the foot ball eleven of ^96. I may also 
add that Bros. Leonard, Willis and your reporter are candidates for 
the Albert Sidney Crew. Our Athletic Association is now making 
overtures to the V. M. L, for a race next year on the James River 
near Natural Bridge. Our base ball nine promises to be stronger 
than it has been for years, which is saying a good deal, as we won 
last year, nine of the thirteen games played, under the management 
of Bro. R. J. McBryde. 

Socially, Virginia Zeta is not wanting, as Bros. Campbell, R. G., 
McBr}'de, D. C Marshall. Speers and Clark are staunch supporters 
of the honor and chivalry of the chapter in that line. Bro. Speers 
and Campbell have been recently graced with the Skull and Keys of 
Theta NuEpsilon. 

Occasionally your reporter receives a letter from brothers who are 
Alumni of this institution, inquiring after the welfare of our chapter 
and their Alma Mater. Bro. R. J. McBryde, A. B., '95, has accep- 
ted the Chair of Greek and Latin in the Benedict Memorial Academy 
of Cedartown, Ga. Bro. S. B. Armat, B. L., ^95, of Washington, 
D. C, is now practicing law in that city. Bro. J. P. Walker, C. E., 
'95, is now following his chosen profession at his home at Walker's 
Ford, Albemarle County, Va. 

Virginia Zeta acknowledges with great pleasure the receipt of a 
tastily prepared and interesting circular letter from Rhode Island 

With best wishes to the fraternity, 1 am. 

Yours fraternally, 

Lexington, March 12, 1896. A. G. Jenkins. 


North Carolina Bkta, Univkrsity of North Carolina. 

The recent visit of Marshall H. Guerrant, President of Beta 
Province, to the University, has resulted in the re-organization of 
North Carolina Beta of Phi Delta Theta, upon a substantial basis. 
Our chapter now consists of seven active members, Bros. Arthur 
Cobb, 'y6, Lou H. Schubert, post-graduate, J. Harvey White, '96, 
E. S. Askew, *g8, S. H. Hincs, '98, R. W. Dalby, Law, A. S. 
Dockery, Law; one frater in urbe, Bro. W. K. Headen : one pledged 
man, John Donelly, '99. Bro. White is Secretar)* of the North 
Carolina Historical Society, Assistant Manager of the Tar IleeL 
and was center rush on last fall's foot ball team. Bro. Dockerv is 
President of the Law Class, and until a few weeks ago, was Asso- 
ciate P^ditor of the Tar llcel. Bro. Askew is a very promising Soph- 
more, Secretary of the Philanthropic Literary Society, and a mem- 
ber of the glee club. Bro. Dalby is Associate Justice of the Moot 
Court, and .Speaker of the Moot Congress. Bro. Cobb is one of the 
leading men of the University in Philosophy and Knglish, being a 
member of the Philosophical Club, and a member of the executive 
committee of the Shakespeare ('lub. Bro. Hines is a new student 
and has taken quite a prominent position in athletics, being a mem- 
ber of the Golf Club, a fine tennis player and a promising candidate 
for the base ball team. Bro. .Schubert is one of the most popular 
members of the I'niversity, and a good Phi. 

Our pledged man, John Donelly, is one of the brightest boys in 
the Freshman Class, and will be a valuable addition to the chapter 
and the fraternity at large when he shall become a member next 
October. The revival of North Carolina Beta has been cordially 
greeted by the other fraternities of the I.-niversity, and we shall 
endeavor to merit their friendly feeling and mainiain the high stand- 
ard held by our predecessors at the University. By faithful and hon- 
est effort Xoilh Carolina Beta hopes to make amends for its year's 
silence, and feels confident that its present membership has placed it 
upon a permanent and successful basis, with the guarantee of a lon;L: 
and prosperous career. 

With best wishes from North Carolina Beta, I have the honor to l>e. 

Fraternally yours. 

Chapel Hill. ALirch i6,.i<S96. A. S. Dockerv. 


Kentucky Dklta, Central University. 

Since our last letter Phi Delta Theta has been ranking at the top 
in both college and society life. There has been an extra need for 
studying during the past two weeks, as we are having examinations, 
and our boys have buckled down to business like good, honest fel- 

The personnel of the Glee, Banjo, Mandolin and Guitar Club is now 
definitely determined, and though most of the material is new, it is 
above the standard set by the club of last year. Bros. Lyon, Brink, 
Booker, Jones and Bridgeford are members well (jualified for their 

The musical element is not lacking at our meetings. After every 
meeting we generally have singing, and our musicians discourse sweet 
strains that cause us to •*trip the light fantastic,-' before leaving our 
cosy hall. 

Owing to Centrales brilliant career in athletics, we have joined the 
Southern Inter-Collegiate Association, placing us in the rank and on 
equal footing with Vanderbilt, Sewanee and University of Georgia. 

Gymnasium work has been exceptionally good this winter, as the 
attendance has surpassed the previous year by fifty, making a total 
01 a hundred. Bro. Lyon, our trainer, has great hopes, and is going 
to give an entertainment March 20th. Training for base ball and 
track athletic teams begin next week; in both of these phases of 
sport, C. U. expects a good showing to be made this spring. Phi 
Delta Theta being represented by a large majority. 

We observed the Alumni Day by a smoker. This consisted in 
having songs, music and toasts from the different ones and in drink- 
ing •*frappe,'" while other refreshments of all kinds went round, 
intermixed with smoking the pipe of peace. After enjoying ourselves 
for two or three hours in this manner, we broke up in having a regu- 
lar old fashion '* stag dance.'' 

VV^e have pledged a man that will be introduced to the l^hi world 
next fall. We are expecting to enjoy a visit from our J^rovince Presi- 
dent. Bro. Ciuerrant, some time this month. 

With best wishes for Phi Delta Theta, 1 am. 

Yours in the Bond, 
Richmond, March 18. i8<;6. Ovekton Llewellyn Conrad. 



GEORfiiA Alpha, I'nivf.ksitv of Gkorgia. 

Since our last communication, nothing of especial moment ha& 
occurred in our chapter ranks. The genial current of Phi Delta 
Theta continues to flow in its onward course of brotherly love and 
fraternal loyalty. 

In college circles, base ball is the all-absorbing topic, and great 
enthusiasm now exists in regard to ( Georgia's prospects for the year. 
The present outlook is one of flattering prospects. Under the effi- 
cient coaching of Jennings, the great short stop of the Orioles, we 
hope to present a team which will much surpass any one of former 
years. Games are now scheduled with Mnltimore, Georgia School of 
Technology, Vanderbilt and Auburn, and four or five more dates are 
to be adred. 

Field Day is rapidly approaching, and a corresponding amount of 
interest is being manifested. Georgia holds the World's Amateur 
Record for the fifty yards dash, and the world's record for the three- 
legged race, and several others close to the best. We hope to send 
a good team to .Nashville on the Inter-Collegiate Field Day. 

The beautiful words of our beloved brother, Eugene Field, were 
read with feelings of great love and admiration. His life and deeds 
are well worthy of emulation, and we congratulate ourselves as a 
national body, upon the glorious memory which he has bequeathed 
to us. 

With best wishes for long continued prosperity and excellence to 
all our chapters, 1 remain. 

Yours in Phi Delta Theta, 

Geo. W. Price. 

Georgia Beta, Emory Collecje. 

All things have gone well with Georgia Beta since my last letter. 
Bros. McNeal and Wardlaw did not return after Christmas, but Bro. 
Albert Little is again with us after a year's absence. We are all glad 
to have him with us once more, and we are proud to introduce to the 
fraternity Bros. L. W. Jarman of Covington, '98, and T. F. Cook of 
Thomasville, '99, two recent and worthy initiates. 

Bro. Scott was recently called home by the serious illness of his 
father, who has since died. The love and sympathy of every mem- 
ber go out to him and his family in their sad hour of affliction. He 


will not return to college, and his absence will be a severe loss to our 

The contest for Freshman and Sophomore places is near at hand. 
Georgia Beta fully expects to sustain her past record and emerge 
from the contest with flying colors. 

The anniversary exercises of the Phi Gamma literary society were 
held on the eighth inst. Bro. Jenkins was anniversarian, and 
easily sustained his excellent reputation by the delivery of an earnest 
and forcible address on »*The Coming Campaign.'' Bro. Houser 
was salutatorian of the February debate, and your correspondent will 
be one of Few's representatives on the coming May debate. 

If nothing to the contrary prevents, we will hold our annual ban- 
quet on the eleventh of April, and 1 take this method of inviting the 
editor of the Scroll to join us on that gala occasion. 

Yours in the Bond, 

Oxford, March 19, 1896. W. P. liLoonwoRTH. 

Alabama Bkta, Alabama Polvtkchmc iNSTiTrxK. 

It is with the deepest regret that I announce to the fraternity at 
large the death of John H. Wills, ist Lieutenant 22d Infantry, 
U. S. A., who was one of Alabama Beta's best friends. He was 
initiated into the mysteries of Phi Delta Theta at Central College. 
Fayette. Mo. For the past four years he was Professor of Tactics 
and Militarv Science in this institution, and was Commander of the 
Corps. Being a Professor he was unable to affiliate with our chapter, 
but was always ready and willing to advise and help us in many 
ways to the best of his ability. 

We have also lost another strong supporter in Bro. Waiter M. 
Riggs, who was Assistant Instructor of Physics and Klectrical 
Engineering. He recently accepted the position of Assistant Profes- 
sor of Physics and Electrical Engineering in Clemson Agricultural 
College, of Calhoun, S. C. Bro. Kiggs was manager of the f(»ot ball 
team for the three years and shortly before his departure was 
elected President of the Athletic Association. He was also the 
organizer and manager of the college glee club. Of the Phi Delta 
Theta quartette of this college he was leader and instructor. 

Base ball is all the fad here now, and in this as in everything else, 
we are confident of holding our own. 

Our finances at present are in a b^'tter condition than they have 
ever been since the organization of this chapter, and of this the 
present members are rightfully proud. 


In the Senior Class exercises on the 22d of February we were 
ably represented by Bro. R. S. Jackson, as Class Prophet. He 
acquitted himself well and was full worthy of the hearty applause 
that his prophecy received. 

With best wishes for the Scroll and for all sister chapters, 1 am 
as ever, very sincerely yours in the Bond of Phi Delta Theta, 

Auburn, March 20, 1896. Robt. C. Holley. 


Texas Beta, University of Texas. 

Since our last letter to the Scroll we have added two members to 
our chapter. We have affiliated Brother W. P. Donalson, '97, of 
Tennessee Beta, '95, and initiated Brother K. C. Barker, '98, of 
Palestine, Texas. Brother Sawnie Robertson has withdraw^n from 
the University, but expects to be with us again in a year or two to 
take the law course. This leaves us with eight men in the chapter, 
and we have another pledged, whom we will initiate as soon as the 
press of examinations is over. 

The fraternities are getting out the Annual this year. The Senior 
classes have gotten it out heretofore, but this year they decided not 
to have one, so the fraternities took charge of the matter. Each of 
the eight chapters in the University has one representative on the 
staff. It will be larger than any of its predecessors, and from present 
indications will be a great credit to the staff and the University. 

In foot ball the '\'arsity eleven was victorious in every game, being 
scored against but once, and that was the first game of the season, 
after the team had been in training only a few days. When the 
'Varsity eleven played Tulane, we had the plea.sure of meeting five of 
Louisiana Alp'ia's men. Brothers Woods, Guthrie, Foote, Gordon 
and liowling, who were on the Tulane team. 

The State Tennis Tournament meets with the 'V^arsity Club in 
April. We have several tine players, who are now practicing for the 
meet, in which we expect to get a good proportion of the honors. 
We also have our Field Day next month, and there is a great deal of 
training going on for its various features. 

Owing to the fact that this is the first year of nearly all of our men, 
we don't stand much chance for honors. Brother R. S. Baker was 
editor-in-chief of the Texas University^ for the first term, and he was 
also elected by the staff as editor-in-chief of the Annual for '95 and 

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^96. Brother John A. Lomax is associate editor of the Texas Uni 

Brother Tom J. Lee, '94, of Waco, has been appointed, by the 
Board of Regents, agent for the University lands. This necessitates 
his visiting the University right often. He never fails to hunt up the 
Phis, and we are always glad to see him, for he takes great interest 
in the chapter. 

One of the most brilliant weddings that ever took place in Austin, 
was that last winter at the Tenth Street Methodist Church, of the 
Hon. Cullen F. Thomas, '91, of Waco, and Miss Maud Moore, of 
this city. Brother Thomas was first honor man of his class and is 
now Representative of his county. His bride, a daughter of the 
Hon. E. T. Moore, was one of Austin's most popular young ladies. 

We acknowledge a visit from Brother Craig Atmore, Pennsylvania 
Zeta. We are always glad to see any Phi who may be in the city. 
Hunt us up, or let us know you are in town and we'll find you. 

Yours in the Bond, 

Austin, March 17,* 1896. Dave W. Wilcox. 

Texas Gamma, Southwestern University. 

We have now begun the second term of our school year with some 
additional students and flattering prospects for our chapter. Since 
our last letter we have made no new initiates, but are waiting for the 
results of the final examinations, which have just closed, to disclose 
to us final proofs of the material of several men. 

During the Christmas holidays the Phis were royally and loyally 
entertained by the Misses Lockett, at their beautiful home on Uni- 
versity avenue. The spacious parlors were tastefully decorated and 
altogether the occasion was a grand success. 

We have won our share of the honors thus far this year. Bro. 
Holmes was elected intermediate debater from the Grady Literary 
Society and won his debate by all the votes of the committee. Bro. 
G. G. Herren was elected debater from the Alamo Society, and also 
won his debate. Bro. C. W. Hatsell has been elected contestant for 
the representativeship of our University in the State Oratorical Asso- 
ciation. Bro. Jno. Foster has been chosen as assistant Latin and 
Greek Professor and elected personal editor of the University monthly, 
and Bro. W. F. Semple, our latest initiate, has been elected assistant 
business manager of the same. 


We have lost one of our best men in Bro. Passmore, who has been 
compelled to withdraw from school, but will be with us again next 

Bros. O. B. Staples, '95, of Wheelock, Texas; M. K. Bateman, 
■89, of Ft. Worth, Texas; Jno. H. McLean. Jr., of Hillside, Texas, 
and D. W. Wilcox, of Texas Beta, visited us during the holidays. 
Bro. C. A. WMlcox, '93, and also Texas Beta, '94, is practicing law 
in (Georgetown. 

With best wishes for the Fraternity at large, I am, 

Vours in the Bond, 

Georgetown, January 20, 1896. P. 1*. Henderson. 


Ohio Alpha. .Miami I'niversity. 

Since our last letter to Thk Scroll, the State Legislature has 
passed a bill which in its effects will give to old Miami an additional 
annual income of 523,000. The passage of this bill was largely due 
to the efficient work of President Thompson, desire it has been 
for some years past to obtain for the l-niversity a fixed annual income. 
so as to avoid the uncertainty of annual appropriations. 

Plans for a gymnasium which is to be erected during the coming 
summer are now being considered. This will be a great addition to 
the college and it is generally believed that it will prove quite a factor 
in the attraction of new students. The new ball park is being com- 
pleted and the candidates for the team are all hard at work. 

Phi Delta Theta expects to be well represented on the team this year 
as we have two candidates for positions with .scarcely any doubt as to 
their obtaining them. 

I5ro. (iiffen who was alisent from college the greater part of last 
semester on account of sickness, has decided to remain out of school 
for the rest of tliis vear — but hopes to re-enter next September. 

Bro. Shank, ex-'98, now a student in the Law Department of Ohio 
.State I'niversity, spent several d.iys of his holiday vacation here, 
visiting Phi friends and renewing old acquaintances. Bro. Shank is 
a general favorite here and all the boys regret that he is not attend- 
ing Miami this year. 

Bro. Work, of .McC^)rmick Theological .Seminary visited friends in 
Oxford during the holidays. Bro. Work is one of the most enthus- 
iastic Phis that has graduated from Miami for some time, and he is 
<leeply interested in the affairs of Ohio Alpha. 

THE SCROLL. ' 365 

A letter has lately been received from Bro. Martindell, now located 
at Phoenix, Ariz., in which he informs us that his health is rapidly 

On Saturday evening, January 15th, an informal dance was held in 
the hall in honor of Bro. Giffen, of Hamilton, O., who was visiting 
us at that time. The Phi girls were all present and everybody had a 
very pleasant time. 

Bro. Meily and Elwert Coffman (pledge) are our representatives on 
the Mandolin Club. Bro. Meily is business manager of both Mando- 
lin Club and Quartette while Coffman is leader of the Mandolin Club. 

Bro. Roland has the editorial department of the Miami Student. 

The condition of the chapter at present is better than for many 
years past, while the prospects for next year's chapter are especially 

It is well to mention that we think the article on ** Badges '' by 
Bro. Chaplin of Missouri Gamma is excellent and well worthy to be 
noted by all chapters of the Fraternity. 

We hope in our next letter to introduce to * A B at large, some new 
men. With best wishes for Phis everywhere, I remain. 

Yours in the Bond, 

Oxford, March 17, 1896. C. A. Kumlkr. 

Ohio Beta, Ohio Wkslevan University. 

Phi Delta Theta as represented in Ohio Beta Chapter still lives and 
moves and is striving to exert an influence for good in the Ohio Wes- 
leyan University. Although the last few months have been some- 
what stormy, yet we feel that we have come through safely and expect 
smooth sailing in the future. Since our last letter we have initiated 
Ix>uis Kohe, '98, and Harold Pauley, '99, of Mason, O., two young 
men, especially strong in their classes who will make loyal Phis. 

The State Oratorical Contest held at Delaware, February 21, was* 
the most successful in the history of the Association. The O. W. U. 
orator carried off flrst honors. We had the pleasure of showing the 
ho.spitality of our hall to many visiting Phis. From Ohio Gamma 
were Bros. Ralph Super, McCune, O'Bleness, Shepard, Bolinger, 
Briggs and McLain: from Ohio Delta, Bro. Graham; from Ohio 
Kpsilon, Bro. Foster; fn)m Ohio Zeta, Bros. Woods, Shank, Colgan, 
Ramsey, Schlessinger and Atkinson. 

On the evening of January 30th, we had a banquet served in our 
hall which about twenty enthusiastic Phis enjoyed. The usual toasts 
followed. On the same evening a basket was sent to Monnett Hall 


wHich was calculated to stimulate the appetites and enthusiasm of the 
Phi girls. 

We have lately had visits from Bros. Brandt, '73 and J. A. Thomp- 
son, '89, of Cleveland, O., Bro. McConica, '81, of Findlay, O. and 
Bro. Wikoff, '90, of Forest, O. 

Bro. Vail is now Assistant in the Chemical Laboratory, following 
in the Phi succession of Heath and Edwards. Bro. Hooper repre- 
sented us at the Alumni Day banquet at Columbus. He reported it a 
marked success. Fraternally, 

Delaware, March 20, 1896. G. N. Ar.mstron'G. 

Ohio Gamma, Ohio University. 

The Ohio University is just entering upon the most prosperous 
period of its history. Its existence was provided for about 1787, in 
the purchase made from the government of the United States by the 
Ohio Company of Associates. In the contract between these two 
parties it was provided that two townships should be set apart for the 
purpose of a University and placed under the care of the Legislature 
of the State. The University was accordingly organized under an 
act of the Legislature passed in 1804. 

The land in the two townships, which were the main support of 
the institute, rapidly grew in \-^lue and a reappraisement was urged 
several times by its early adherents, but the cry that »*our people 
already groan under taxation '^ each time defeated it. It is now 
estimated that this wrong has deprived the University of more than a 
million dollars, and speaking as we would of individuals, the State 
properly owes that amount to the University. It was with this in 
view and with the desire to right, as far as possible, the injury that it 
had injudiciously incurred that the Ohio Legislature a few weeks ago 
passed a bill which provides that a levy of three one-hundredths of a 
•mill be made upon all the taxable property of the State and divided 
between the Ohio l^niversity and Miami University at the ratio of 
seven and five. This gives us from this source in the neighborhood 
of ?35,ooo annually. 

Arrangements are now being made to erect several new buildings. 
Plans are already being drafted for a new chapel which will cost 
about J50, 000; anew building for the musical department is con- 
templated and will proba])ly be built in the near future. 

We celebrated Alumni Day in a most enjoyable manner. About 
ten o'clock the boys assembled in the hall and enjoyed themselves 
until noon with songs and games, then all repaired to Hotel Berr}- 


where a delightful dinner was served. After dinner program, con- 
sisting of subjects pertaining to the history, working and objects of 
the fraternity, was carried out. We were pleased to welcome among 
us, besides our resident alumni, Bros. George L. Pake, ^84, and 
Frank H. McVay, ex- '97, of Marsh field. 

We were represented in a recent entertainment given by the Local 
Dramatic Club, by Bros. Scott, Tullis and Charter, and in the 
Recital by the musical department, by Bros. Bennett, Shepard, 
Briggs and O'Bleness. Bro. O'BIeness was elected orator from the 
Philomathean Literary Society for the June contest, and manager of 
the foot ball team for next fall. 

February 20, we gave a reception in our hall to the Pi Beta Phi 
Sororis, and March 6, were entertained by Miss Hoover at the home 
of Professor and Mrs. William Hoover on V'ine street. 

Yours in the Bond, 

Athens, March 16, 1896. C. G. O'Bleness. 

Ohio Delta, L^^niversitv of Wooster. 

Ohio Delta sends greeting to our brothers. We have just com- 
pletely refurnished our hall at a cost of several hundred dollars, and 
we feel that we are specially fortunate. We have been the recipient 
of a special honor since our last report. Bro. Calvin won the 
Annual Irving Declamation Contest with tirst place by all the Judges, 
and audience as well. 

We have enjoyed visits from some of our Alumni since our last. 
Bro. Robt. E. Esterly, now of Minneapolis, and Bro. W. L. Esterly 
of Columbiana, Ohio. Also Bro. E. C. Henderson, Missouri Beta, 
Bro. O. C. Pixley, Ohio Epsilon, and Bro. F. H. Hookwayof Michi- 
gan Alpha. 

We cordially invite every Phi who may visit here to meet with us, 
if it be even for a short time. Our chapter has taken special interest 
in Alumni Day and have given it much attention. We are even now 
looking forward to the coming convention with much interest. 

With best wishes for our brotliers in Phi Delta Theta, we are. 

Yours in the Bond, 

Wooster, March 17, 1896. W. B. Chancellor. 

Ohio Epsilon, Buchtel College. 

For a time during the school year, affairs at Buchtel were in a very 
precarious condition. Our college spirit was slowly ebbing away ; 
but the chapter never lost hope. We took new men and quietly 


developed into an aggressive body of enthusiastic students. With 
very little display, the boys prepared for each coming event and were 
always out in force at opportune moments. At last the clouds have 
rolled away; good news has been scattered among the students; 
every one is full of enthusiasm for the coming year, and we are all 
confident that the bright prospects \yill be a reality. 

Never in BuchtePs history has a winter passed so full of social 
events ; almost every week has witnessed some gathering of the college 
boys and girls ; time after time has our beautiful gymnasium re-echoed 
to the strains of inspiring music as we glided over the polished floor 
in the mazy waltz. However, we have not spent all our extra time in 
this way. Intellectual feasts have been indulged in. At an ** Even- 
ing with Longfellow," in the chapel, a very pretty program was car- 
ried out. All the men who took part were Phis with two exceptions. 
The music was furnished by tiie Phi quartet, while Bros. Horton and 
Johnson entertained the large audience with vocal solos. Nearly all 
the chapter are taking private vocal lessons and next year's glee club 
is expected to be the best Buchtel ever had. 

A new Athletic Association has been organized with Bro. Foster as 
President ; Bro. Rundell as Treasurer and Bro. Johnson Secretary. 
Bro. Foster is also manager of the ball team. We expect to soon 
introduce the present captain to the fraternity gis a brother. The great 
fight of the year is just over and Phi colors are waving victory on 
every hand, for Bro. Foster has been elected Editor-in-Chief of the 
Buchtelite and Bro. Rundell is Business Manager. 

The Star fraternity (local) is on the revive and we gladly welcome 
our rivals again. The dear ladies have been our true friends in every 
fight this year and Phis count lady friends by scores. Last, but not 
least comes the news that Dr. Cone has resigned the Presidency, and 
from next year the college will be on a different footing, and every 
indication points to a revival of every branch of our institution. 

With a new President, a new periodical, new Athletic Association, 
new (ilee Club and general new spirit: with a revival of our *• Old 
friends tlie Kneniy" and an increase of our chapter roll as anticipated, 
we will be proud of our college and willing to compare our chapter 
with any other of our beloved fraternity. 

Yours in the Bond, 

Akron, .\Lirch 9, 1896. Arthur C. Johnsox. 


Indiana Alpha, Indiana University. 

Today sees the close of the Winter term in Indiana University and 
the beginning of a two- weeks relapse from books and college troubles. 
In looking over the past term, Phi Delta Theta sees nothing to regret. 
It has given us one more initiate, Bro. Laughlin, ^99, of Bloomfield, 
Ind. : it has increased our ranks by two affiliates, Bros. Hudson and 
Hllis, both of Indiana Gamma : and it has in general been filled with 
many healthful meetings and Phi reunions. We now number all in 
all twenty-six, a larger membership than Indiana Alpha has ever 
known before. This increased membership is but keeping pace with 
the other fraternities in Indiana University — good material constantly 
tending to increase the numbers in the various fraternities in general. 

Alumni Day was celebrated on March 6th, circumstances prevent- 
ing us from observing it on the appointed day. The affair, which was 
quite an elaborate one, was given at the Phi Delt quarters and did 
full honor to the occasion. The dancing program, of a unique char- 
acter, together with an extensive menu added originality to the affair 
aod was the source of considerable comment in society circles. The 
Italian Orchestra of Indianapolis was procured and we ** tripped '' 
until the »*wee sma' hours."" The visiting brothers who shared the 
occasion with us were Bros. Carlon, '95 and Compton, -95, of Indiana 
Alpha and Bros. Owens and Province of Indiana Delta. 

The evening of the I4lh of March, the time fixed for the Alumni 
celebration, was spent in a pleasant surprise **stag'' banquet. Tables 
were arranged in the hall and the serving of refreshments began early. 
After several toasts were offered the ** stags '' engaged in a merry 
round of story telling, which amusement was kept up until a late hour. 
A merry time was the order of the evening and every one present must 
have felt that the order was carried out in full. 

Indiana Alpha vies with its sister chapters of the State in feeling 
elated over the victory of Phi Delta Theta in the late oratorical mat- 
ters, and in the good showing made at the Phi Delta Theta Conven- 
tion at the same period. It sliows *• ever increasing, never ending '' 
progress of which all ought to feel proud. 

We are sorry to announce the constant declining health of Bro. D. 
D. Banta, '54, Indiana Alpha's most honored member. His condi- 
tion is very critical and death is expected at any moment. Let Phi 
Delta Theta bow in reverence. 

Yours in the Bond, 

Bloomington, March 19, 1896. Conkad Krkmi'P. 


Indiana Beta, Wabash College. 

Our entire chapter attended the Stale Convention of Phis, held at 
Indianapolis, on the 13th. The reports were enthusiastic and showed 
that the Indiana Phis were doing every thing in their power toward 
the upholding of the standard of Phi Delta Theta. The banquet was 
followed by speeches from our distinguished brother, Ex-President 
Harrison, and Judge Woods of Indianapolis. The latter was one of 
the charter members of Indiana Beta, and is as loyal a Phi to-day as 
when the chapter was ** sub rosa'' at Wabash, and the meetings, 
initiations, etc., had to be held in any convenient place, so as to 
elude the faculty. 

In the meeting of the Oratorical Society, Phi Delta Theta captured 
five out of the seven officers. Bro. Spilman of Wabash, was elected 
President for the ensuing year. 

Since our last letter two men have been pledged, Randolph Gillum 
of Rockvilie, Ind., and Glen Todd of Wabash, Ind. 

A very successful Pan Hellenic dance was given on the evening of 
February 28th. Panden, of Indianapolis, furnished the music, and 
the affair proved quite a society event. 

With best wishes, I remain, RoY H. Gerard. 

Crawfordsville, March 17, 1896. 

Indiana Gamma, Butler University. 

Indiana Gamma, since the beginning of the year, has had every 
reason to congratulate herself. We have been laboring hard and feel 
that now we are in belter condition than ever before. Our hope and 
aim is for continued prosperity, as well as the attainment of the high 
standard of Phi Delta Theta. 

At the recent State Oratorical Association meeting for the election 
of officers, the Phis of Indiana maintained their high standing The 
office of Vice-President came to Butler, and Bro. Frank C. Olive was 
elected to that place. Butler also received the presidency this year 
of the Indiana College Press Association. The editors of the Col- 
legia u elected Bro. Th. R. Shipp, who has been ser\'ing in that 
capacity. In the local Athletic Association, Bro. Willis Blount was 
elected President for the coming year; Bro. Robert S. Bull, manager 
of field athletics, and Bro. A. B. Clarke, committeeman. Among the 
other offices that we hold are the presidency of the local Oratorical 
Association and assistant editor of Collegian, 


At this opportunity we are pleased to present to the Phi world two 
new brothers, Robert S. Bull of New Albany, Ind., and Virgil Dal- 
rymple of Indianapolis. That they have in them the true Phi mate- 
rial is sufficient recommendation as to their worth. We are sorry to 
lose Bro. John Lister this term, and we only content ourselves that he 
will be back next year and will assume his old position on the foot 
ball field. 

The last reception that we gave was on the evening of St. Valen- 
tine, in our hall. Entertainment suitable to the occasion was pro- 
vided and all reported a happy time. Many compliments were 
received, considering that none of the gentler sex had a hand in its 
preparation. Arrangements are on foot for another party to be given 
soon, but of the *» stag '' kind. 

I am pleased to state that six men have recently ordered badges, 
so that now all our men but two have badges. Our pledged mem- 
bers, four in number, have also been supplied with buttons. 

The great talk at Butler and Indianapolis has been concerning the 
formation of a university, under the name of University of Indianapo- 
lis, by uniting Btitler College, the Indiana Medical, Law, and Dental 
Schools, and other schools desirable. The most intluential men of 
Indianapolis and the State are at its head, while the greatest enthu- 
siasm prevails. The general management has been in the hands of 
an advisory committee, composed of representatives from each of the 
schools interested. Much has already been accomplished. Articles 
of association have been drafted and approved, and a committee has 
been selected to choose the incorporators. It then remains for the 
incorporators to sign the articles of association and the university will 
be fairly on its feet. There has been considerable talk about the 
classes of '96 receiving diplomas under University of Indianapolis, 
but as yet that is uncertain. The Fraternity phase of the question 
has been enthusiastically discussed, and the idea of a chapter house 
is especially pleasing. Considering the number of Phis located in 
these various schools and the great attendance such a union must 
necessarily create, there is opened up possibilities of a magnificent 
chapter for Phi Delta Theta. 

Indiana Gamma meets on Monday evening at 7:30 o'clock. We 
are pleased to receive a Phi any time. 

With l^st wishes to sister chapters and the Scroll, 1 remain. 

Yours in the Bond, 
Irvington, March 20, 1896. A. B. Carpenthk. 


Indiana Delta, Franklin College. 

The winter term, having fairly begun, gives assurance of a full 
realization of the flattering prospects with which college opened. 

The Phi boys returned full of life, and in society and college hon- 
ors, are very much in evidence. Brother Maurice Douglas is Presi- 
dent of the Periclesian Literary Society, and Brother O. J. Redmon, 
President of the Athenians. The primary oratorical occured January 
21, and proved a spirited contest. Brother F. R. Owens won second 
place, securing a delegateship to the State oratorical. 

A number of events given by the chapter since our last letter have 
done much toward encouraging social intercourse among the students. 

We have also to report the resignation of Casper Ingert, which was 
accepted with little delay and approved by the Province President. 

We take pleasure in introducing, as a pledged Phi, Earnest Moore, 
'98, Lafayette, Ind., a worthy man. 

With best wishes for Phi Delta Theta, 

Yours in the Bond, 

Franklin, Jan. 25, 1896. Will J. Martin. 

Indiana Zeta, DePauw 1-niversity. 

DePauw feels proud of her '95-'96 record in orator}-. On Febru- 
ary 22, we won the I. U. -DePauw debate at Bloomington. Mr. 
Beard took first place in the State Prohibition Contest at Indianapolis. 
And as usual the Old Gold was victorious in the State Contest at 
Indianapolis. Mr. Evving has a tine delivery and an excellent manu- 
script and we are confident of winning the Inter-State. The ball 
team practices every day. We have hopes of making a good show- 
ing among the Indiana teams. Mr. Mese, the manager, has arranged 
to open the season with a series of games in the South. 

On February lolh, Indiana Zeta received the resignation of Fred. 
S. Hall, which was acted upon by us in good faith. Pending the 
approval of the Province President, as recjuired by the constitution, 
Mr. Hall was initiated into Phi Gamma Delta. Our chapter has no 
regrets in this matter, and public opinion has assigned Mr. Hall to 
his proper place. 

Indiana Zeta continues in a pro.sperous condition. Since our last 
letter. Bros. Chas, Campbell, '99, and Fred. W. Foxworthy, '99, 
have been initiated. Bro. Peters has been elected to a position on 
the '98 Miriii^e. On account of .March 14 being a holiday and most 
of our members being absent, Indiana Zeta did not observe Alumni 
Day. Yours in the Bond, 

Greencastle, March 17, 1896. Frank Hall. 


Michigan Alpha, University of Michigan. 

Michigan Alpha feel that she can look back with just pride upon 
her record for the past year. In college honors, especially, can her 
members lay claim to their share, and in class and fraternity politics 
she has been on the winning side in every instance. 

Fraternity feeling at Michigan is at no time stronger than when 
social matters, and especially those immediately pertaining to the 
event known as the Junior Hop, are under discussion. This year the 
affair was given under the name of the ** Annual Promenade," and 
was held February 14th, in the (iymnasium. Phi Delta Theta was 
represented by Brother McMulicn, on the Reception Committee; 
Brother Raynor, on the Finance Committee, and Brother Kwing, on 
the Decoration Committee. Phi Delta Theta entertained he^" guests 
at the chapter house during the few days following the promenade, a 
house party being one of the events of the week. 

While amost empty during the Christmas holidays, our chapter 
house took tire and was considerably damaged. The loss was cov, 
erod by insurance, but the house had to be almost entirely refurn- 

March the 13th was celebrated as Founder's Day, the occasion 
being one annually observed in this chapter. At that time a second 
degree is administered, and followed by a banquet. This year seven 
Phis were duly initiated into the myterious higher order of Phidom. 
At the banquet which followed, the following toasts were presented, 
Brother Chadbourne, '91, acting as toastmaster: 
*. VVe Fellows, '^ . . . R. D. EwiNr;, '96. 

♦•The Bond,'' . . . . I. C. Woodward, '97. 

*^ Where Am 1 At? " . . . T. H. Pollock, '98. 

•* Our Alumni," ..... l*rof. C. (1. Taylor, -81. 
*• Nicknames," . . R. M. Hakdy, '98. 

♦' Phi's We Meet," K. F. Wkhrlk. 

*• Nonentities," . . . H. P. Trkadway, '98. 

♦• The Fraternity,*' .... Rev. H. F. Shikk, '88. 

*• Bread and Milk," . . . . R. D. Stfklk, '99. 

•' The Chapter," . . . . \\. H. W.alch, '96. 

The Michigan Glee, Banjo and Mandolin Clubs expect to take a 
Western trip during the s])ring vacation. We are represented on 
these organizations by a pledged man on the mandolin club: liro. 
Palmer, on the banjo club, and Bro. Kwing as leader of l)oth the 
banjo and mandolin clubs. Yours in the Bond, 

Ann Arbor, March 19, 1896. Roy M. Hardy. 


Michigan GamMa, Hillsdale College. 

In the recent oratorical contest of the Alpha Society, one of our 
latest pledges, Mr. Chas. P. Dunham, of Wichita, Kansas, carried 
off the laurels. This was quite a surprise to Charley, for he was the 
only Prep, in the race. 

The latest college development is a ladies^ glee club of fourteen 
voices. Their first appearance was in the college church, March 6th. 

Work on the annual is progressing finely. This is our first 
annual. We have named it the Woh'erine. Bros. L. B. Austin and 
N. B. Sloan have charge of the business management, while Brother 
L. P. Davis is one ** ve editors.'' 

A .series of Thursday afternoon lectures was recently begun in the 
chapel. This course is given by the college, and is along the line of 
Sociology, and it is thought will prove a very interesting, as well as 
instructive, course. 

In athletics the interest is quite active. A movement is on foot 
looking toward the securing of a trainer for the spring work. Work 
is going on, for the ball team and men are trying for places. The 
team is to be managed by Bro. F. P. Wells, while Ed. Storms, who, 
by the way, has very recently donned the white and blue button, will 
fool them with his curves. A number of dates have been arranged, 
and the prospect for a good team is very flattering. 

Alumni Day was celebrated by Michigan Gamma, and white car- 
nations were seen (juite profusely on Sunday. Saturday evening the 
active and pledged men, together with a few of our alumni. Brothers 
Geo. and Bert. Cireen and Chas. Alword, gathered in the hall, and 
after a •* spead,'' the following toasts were responded to: 

** Alumni Day, ..... H. S. Myers, '95 

*» The Bond," ...... L. P. Davis, '97 

** The Pledged Men,'' .... Chas. P. Dunham, *oi 

♦* Social Culture," .... J.P.Robinson, '96 

** The Goat/' . . . J. E. Wells, '99 

** Fraternity Life," N. B. Sloan, '97 

Bro. Davis was instructed to send a telegram of greeting to Bro 

Robert Morrison. 

N. B. Sloan. 
Hillsdale, March 16, 1896. 



Illinois Delta, Knox College. 

The past two months have been months in which we have been 
granted the priviledge of seeing the results of former labors, and we 
are able this time to introduce to the Fraternity at large seven new 
men whom we have pledged since the last letter. These men are 
Frank T. B. Martin, '98, a brother of Chas. W. Martin, Illinois 
Delta, '85; Allen Green, a brother of D. F. Green, '89, and A. S. 
Green, '90, Illinois Delta; Harold M. Holland, a brother of H. R. 
Holland, one of our Seniors; William M. Lewis, 1900, a brother of 
J. L. Lewis, a Junior; W. R. and C. VV. McCormack, 1900, and 
Wylie Phelps, '02, a brother of W. J. Phelps, Ilinois Delta, '88. 
All of these are men of whom we are proud and are the strong men of 
their classes. The Phi Gams and Beta Theta Pi men have tried 
hard to steal Holland and Green from our protective wing, but the 
supremacy of Phi Delta Thela at last prevailed. We are still hard at 
work and intend to strongly fortify the interest of the Fraternity in 
the lower classes. W. M. Lewis was clerk of one of the recent mock 
political conventions, and Brother Harry N. Rex was clerk of another, 
while Brother Rex is also Secretary and Treasurer of the Knox 
Kepublican Marching Club, and Brother J. G. Latimer is President. 

The other fraternities seem to be dragging along in rather a listless 
manner. We are glad that Illinois Beta Alumni Chapter has at last 
been reorganized, and we suppose a notice of the alumni banquet on 
the night of the 14th inst. will appear elsewhere. 

Hon. George A. Lawrence of this city, a warm friend of the col- 
lege, and by the way a bitter enemy of fraternities, has established a 
new prize for debate to be contested for by two Seniors from each of 
the college literary societies. The prizes amount to ^25 for the first, 
and $15 for the second. The debate will be entirely extemporaneous, 
the subject being announced by the college authorities about a day in 
advance of the debate. The date set for this year is May i. We 
have one man eligible. Brother Tunnicliff, but the apportionments 
have not yet been made. 

Illinois Delta is expebting to entertain the convention of Zeta 
Province during April. We have been in correspondence with the 
Province President, Brother Wallace, for some time, and have for- 
warded to him the formal invitation to ail loyal Phis in this Province 
to be present and enjoy a good lime with us. We expect definite 


announcement of this matter will appear over his signature in thi 
issue of the Scroll. 

Illinois Delta approves of the suggestion made by Brother Chaplii 
in the last Scroll. Last fall we passed a rule that every initiat- 
must purchase a regulation pin, and we expect to live up to it. 

Fraternally yours, 

(ialesburg, March i6, 1S96. G. M. Strain. 

Illinols Zkta, Lombard Tniversity. 

In this letter Illinois Zeta is able to report rapid progress. O 
chapter now numbers eighteen regular members and one pledge 
man. We take pleasure in intnuUicing Brothers Warner, Carpentei 
Hill and Perkins to the Greek world. We celebrated Alumni Da 
with a union banquet with Illinois Delta Chapter of Knox College an 
a large number of Illinois Beta Alumni Chapter members. Th € 
alumni chapter was successfully reorganized that evening before our 
banquet. In the recent election for ot'ticers of the Lombard Revuzc 
Joint Stock Company, our chapter succeeded in capturing several 
positions, liro. Rogers was chosen President of the company: Bro. 
Tapper, business manager: Bro. Beale, local editor, and Bro. Trego, 
athletic editor. 

We are giving a number of select dances in our chapter house this 
ytar, which are i)roving social successes in every way. But we are 
wurking also, and a fund is nearly rai.sed to defray the expenses of 
iiliing up our bath room, and for other improvements. Bro. Hender- 
son (»f Missouri Beta, visited us recentlv. 

We are pleased to hear occasionally from Bro. Chapin of the Lom- 
bard class t^f *95, who is now a member of Virginia Beta, and from 
Bro. Wakefield of the same class, now of Iowa Beta. 

Lombard Tniversitv has recently adopted the plan of having all 
matters of disLipIine referred to a septemvirate, consisting of four 
member^ r>f the Faculty and three students, thus giving the students 
a voice in their own government. The plan of having the number of 
iDiiimcncenient speakers reduced to live, and these to be chcsen bv 
tlieir college standing, is also an innovation. 

Yours in the Bond, 

(, .March ly. ilSt/). E. L. Shinn. 


Illinois Eta, University of Illinois. 

On February nth our Second Anniversary Party occurred, and it 
was by far the most enjoyable event ever given by Illinois Eta. The 
large hall in the new Post Office building had been beautifully deco- 
rated for the occasion, and with potted plants placed here and there 
and the Fraternity colors artistically draped around the room, it pre- 
sented a very pleasing appearance. At 8:30 the carriages began to 
arrive and from the first it was apparent that all had come for a good 
time. A short reception was jthe first thing upon the program, but 
time seemed to slip by unnoticed, for it was 10 o'clock when the 
doors of the beautifully decorated dining room across the hall were 
thrown open and the mandolin orchestra suggestively struck up a 
march. Over thirty couples joined in and took places at the two 
tables arranged in the form of a V, and were served to one of the 
finest banquets ever given in Champaign. While being served, the 
guests were entertained by numerous selections, principally from old, 
familiar negro melodies, which, to say the least, were highly appre- 
ciated. Following the bancjuet a program of twenty-eight dances was 
danced, and when at 3 130 in the morning the party broke up, all pro- 
nounced it a thorough success and seemed to look forward to when 
Illinois Eta would entertain again. 

We feel that we have begun our new year with a stronger chapter 
than ever before and take pride in introducing our new men to the 
/general- Fraternity: J. W. Perry, a graduate of the U. S. Naval 
Academy, '93, and feel that he is quite an addition to the chapter. 
Brother Perry graduated third in his class at Annapolis, but last year 
ill health forced him to leave the Navy and he is now completing his 
course in civil engineering at the I'mversity. We have spiked sev- 
eral new men within the past month and will initiate H. D. Sheehan, 
-A. R. McLennan and F. F. .Sheehan next week. These are all 
exceptionally good students and are popular in social circles. 

Our chapter hall has undergone considerable improvement since 
"the first of March, being papered and painted throughout and newly 
^xirnished, and we appreciate the results of our efforts very much, for 
'x^e now have, undoubtedly, the finest chapter rooms here. 

The Northwestern (jlee Club i;ave a concert in Champaign, Tues- 
c^ay evening, and we were very glad lo welcome our visiting brothers. 
-An informal reception was given at the chapter hall in their honor. 

The base ball team has begun outdoor practice and we expect to 
l^ave an exceptionally good team this spring. Hro. WMiittemore has 


arranged for two long trips to be taken during the season, and bis 
schedule has encouraged the men to work for places in the team very 
much. We will be represented by Bros. Frees, Fulton, Thompson 
and Hart. 

Wishing the Fraternity success, I remain, 

Truly yours in Phi Delta Theta, 

Champaign, March 19, 1896. F. C. Beem. 

Missouri Alpha, University of Missouri. 

Alumni Day was duly observed by Missouri Alpha. The local 
alumni met with the chapter and passed the evening in discussing the 
questions suggested by the General Council, together with other sub- 
jects of interest to the chapter. Refreshments were served at about 
ten o'clock, after which, cigars were passed around. At a late hour 
all went home, wearing the beloved white and blue, and next day 
celebrated the real alumni day by keeping the colors in everybody's 

Besides keeping Alumni Day, we have done some other things for 
the good of the Society, by initiating two more good men. These 
are William Heedsoe Burrus, '98, of Columbia, Mo., and Elmer Cari 
Peper, '99, of St. Louis. Besides these we have several good men 
pledged. We are glad to announce that 15ro. William Emmctt 
Moore, who became disconnected from the Fraternity in January, 
1894, has been reinstated into full brotherhood. 

We are still getting our share of the honors, Bro. English woi^ 
second place in the Preliminary Inter-Collegiate Oratorical Contest <« 
and he has recently been elected manager of the foot ball team fo'^ 
the next year, also. 

On February ist we moved into a new hall. Our quarters no 
consist of a chapter room 20 x 13, and a hall for entertaining, 54 x 3 
There are also ample ghost and cloak rooms. There is a standin.^ 
invitation to all Phis to come and visit us in them. 

Yours in the Bond, 

Columbia, March 18, 1896. Horace B. Williams. 

Missouri Gamma, Washincjto.n University. 

The present year has proved uneventful with Missouri Gamma an^- 
also with Washington University. We have initiated seven mei 
whose names have already been sent to the Scroll, and we hope Xi^'^^^ 
increase this number to ten. In addition to our active membershii 


Brother Simmons of Indiana Theta, the instructor in Cryptogamic 
Botany, and Brother Rhodes of Indiana Alpha, now of our Dental 
Department, participate in the meetings. We have also enjoyed fre- 
quent visits from alumni brothers. Of the brothers who retired last 
year two are active Phis at Cornell, one at Columbia University, and 
one at Virginia University. Brother Cummings has found his law 
practice and work at the Law Department so confining that he could 
not continue as an active member. Bro. Chappell, who has returned 
to the Law School, is prevented for the same reason from being an 
active Phi. The chapter misses them, but knowing that their reasons 
were good, consented to their retirement. Missouri Gamma has also 
released one member, Mr. Robert W. Bruere of St. Charles, 
Missouri, in so far as the chapter is able, from his membership and 
duties in this fraternity. Mr. Bruere found that he does not believe 
in the idea and spirit of a fraternity, and could no longer continue a 
member himself or ask others to join such an organization. As he 
had greatly neglected his fraternity duties this chapter, although it 
has the highest regard for him as a man, consented to release him 
from his obligations. At the present writing this chapter numbers 
fourteen active and loyal Phis. 

We have had three receptions given to us this year and gave our 
annual hop during the Christmas holidays; these social events, in 
addition to a few spreads in the chapter hall, have made our social 
life most pleasant. Our members have been prominent in all college 
matters. The majority of the staff of the college paper are Phis, 
and we have two representatives in the musical organization, one 
being leader of the mandolin club. 

The other fraternity here, the Sigma Alpha Epsilon, is numeri- 
cally stronger than we are, but when it is known that it did not get a 
single initiate we wanted, while it invited tive of our initiates to 
join, the relative position of the fraternities can be seen. 

In preparing for the ban(|uet this year a notice has been sent to all 
alumni in St. Louis, and over forty failed to answer this notice. 
These men will all be personally visited ; but at the present time only 
thirty-five have accepted the invitation, fourteen of whom are active 

Washington University has raised 5140,000 in small subscriptions 
to purchase its new site, and only needs a few thousand more, which 
Is sure to come. The landscape gardeners who laid out the Worlds 
Fair Grounds have furnished plans for the new site with the location 
of the buildings. One building, the library, is assured by a gift of 


about $100,000 for that purpose. The Phis proposed that a chapter 
house be one of the first buildings erected on the new site, and to 
that end have had plans drawn by an architect, and have started a 
chapter fund which already has promissory notes for a few hundred 
dollars. Fraternally, 

St. Louis, March 17, 1896. T. F. Chaplin. 

Iowa Alpha, Iowa Weslevan University. 

Since our last letter to the Scroll, Bro. Lambert, '97, who, at the 
opening of the college year, was detained by sickness, has returned, 
much to the advantage of the chapter. Bro. Day of Illinois Delta, 
Knox college, happened to be in town a short time ago and found his 
way up to one of our regular Monday night meetings. He gave us a 
good description of fraternity life at Knox, and through a mutual 
exchange of ideas his visit was not only very enjoyable, but profitable 
as well. We hope that all Phis who strike our town will not fail to 
make themselves known. 

Iowa Alpha is not only sustaining well the honors mentioned in our 
last letter, but is continually acquiring more distinction. Bro. Potter 
won the home oratorical contest, and as his oration was successful in 
obtaining a place on the state program he represented the Iowa Wes- 
leyan University at the state contest held at Cedar Rapids, February 
27. In the inter-society debate to be held next term, our chapter 
will be represented by Bros. Potter and Rommel. 

Our rivals in Beta Theta Pi have recently secured a hall, but as it 
is too small for reception purposes it will not materially injure the 
prestige that our roomy quarters give us. 

We still have a firm hold on tiie best men in the Freshman class, 
and will undoubtedly succeed in initiating them as soon as college 
rules permit. 

We appropriately observed Alumni Day at our reception rooms. 
Several of the local alumni were present with us. An hour or so 
was spent in social enjoyment, then refreshments were ser\'ed, 
after which a short program was rendered, consisting of music and 
speeches by alumni and active members. We closed the exercises 
with some rousing Phi songs and all departed from the celebration 
more than ever impressed with the magnitude and permanency of our 
beloved tratemity, and with a more sincere appreciation of our 
revered tounder who surely »» builded better than he knew." 

Iowa Alpha certainly wishes him many happy returns of the day. 

Yours in the Bond, 

Mt. Pleasant, March 17, 1896. Frank S. Robinson. 


Nebraska Alpha, University of Nebraska. 

Since our last letter was written, a number of interesting events 
have occurred in fraternitv life. Charter week was celebrated this 
year with many elaborate events. The exercises of the inauguration 
of Chancellor McLean were held in the Lansing Theatre, which was 
tastefully decorated with the University colors, scarlet and cream. 
The Chancellor was formally inducted into office by Regent C. H. 
Morrell, who presented him with a U. S. flag and a charter of the 
University. The Chancellor's address was of great strength. Almost 
every phase of university education was given ample consideration. 
The history of our University was reviewed to some extent and the 
work favorably compared with that of other universities in older 
States. The noted speakers were: Governor Holcomb, State Super- 
intendent Corbett, Hon. H. H. Wilson, Hon. H. D. Estabrook and 
President Cyrus Northup of the University of Minnesota. Among 
the many things of interest during charter week were : Lecture on 
'* Development of Power of Niagara Falls,'' by Mr. T. C. Martin, 
New York City : collation at Lincoln Hotel ; Chancellor's reception ; 
electrical exhibit; exhiljition drill by Pershing Rifles; departmental 
receptions and exhibits, and reception in the Library-Art Hall by the 
city federation of women's clubs. We are indebted to Bro. Lyman 
for one of the pretty electrical exhibits, a Franklin kite of incandescent 
lights, which hung from the tower of the main building to the ground. 
Just before the Pershing Rifles' drill. Chancellor Mcl-ean, on behalf 
of Lieutenant Pershing, presented handsome swords to the officers of 
the company. 

Phi Delta Theta has been well represented in all departments of 
student life. Bro. Russell was elected one of the business managers 
of the Junior Annual. Bro. (Jury was chosen business manager of 
next year's foot ball team. Bro. Mueller is one of the associate edi- 
tors of the Nebraska n^ our college paper. Bros. Jones, Hay ward and 
Oury are members of \ K Fraternity. Bros. Hayward, Montmor- 
ency and Wing are in * A a». 

A handsome tablet of oak trimmed with brass, upon which are 
carved the names of last years's foot ball team, has been placed in 
the armory, the tablet bein^ the gift of Professor Barbour. 

The Fraternity took advantage of the excellent sleighing this month 
and favored a number of its fair friends with a sleigh ride and supper 
at the halls. 


The Junior Promenade, held at the Lincoln Hotel, was a grand 
success. The dining room was decorated with University colors. 
Most of the fraternities were represented by emblems and colors. 
From the center of the ceiling hung an immense foot ball, covered 
with the class colors. It is now in our possession, with numerous 
other trophies. 

The annual alumni banquet of Nebraska Alpha occurred at the 
Lincoln Hotel, Saturday evening, March 14. Although there were 
but twenty-five members present, they made up in enthusiasm for 
what they lacked in numbers. 'J'he occasion was equal, if not supe- 
rior to any of the kind in the history of Nebraska Alpha. Besides 
the brothers of our chapter and local alumni, we were pleased to have 
with us Bro. Coyle of Oakland, Cal., 'and Bro. Nensz of Grand 
Island, Nebraska. A large bouquet of carnations from the Delta 
Gamma friends added much to the pleasure of the evening. 

^* It is :i happy thou)j;ht that sends 
The lovely llowers to needy friends." 

The toasts were responded to as follows : 

David Avery Haggard, Toastmaster. 

** Currents of Rest,'' . . Adolph Bernard Lindquest. 

** Phoebe/' Ralph Scott Mueller. 

»* The Exiles/' .... William Linn We.sterman. 
'* Eugene Field," .... Thomas Ellwood Wing. 

»* Juvenile — Canine Affection," . P3rwin Roland Davenport. 

** Arm Exercise," . . . Ralph Whitledge Haggard. 
»* Could These Walls But Speak," . Arthur F. Mont.morency. 

»*Frat. Men," John True Sumner. 

**, Trophies/' BuRT D. Whedon. 

** Girls," ...... W^M. Henry Ha vward. 

** Our Infants," .... Chauncey V'incent Nuss. 

** Alumni," .... Lawrence Bell PiLSHURY. 

We are glad to welcome the Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority into the 
Greek world here. 

A movement is on foot whereby a place in the Library is to be set 
aside for college fraternity magazines. 

lire. Tate of Omaha, made us a short but pleasant visit. 

It j^ives me j^reat pleasure to introduce one more initiate to 'the Phi 
world, Bro. Charles True, '98, of Omaha, Nebraska. 

We regret to announce the death of Stuart Shears, brother of 
Harrv Shears, one of our esteemed members. 


I was glad to notice in the Minnesota letter in the Scroll, that 

Conway MacMillan, and by first right we can say **our own Mac- 

Millan/^ is now recognized as one of the most brilliant after-dinner 

speakers in the Northwest. 

Yours in the Bond, 

Lincoln, March 15, 1896. Earl A. McCreery. 

California Alpha, University of California. 

From the present outlook, California Alpha is about to realize hpr 
long-cherished scheme of building a chapter house. The committee 
is hard at work, and the requisite amount of funds, wherewith to buy 
a lot, has been nearly reached. Great praise is due to our loyal 
alumni for their ready response in subscribing, and to the committee 
for its energetic and determined work. We hope that our delegate to 
the next convention will be able to show you the plans of our new 
chapter house. 

The student body turned out en masse on February 27, 28, 29, and 
March 13 and 14, as they promised, and went to work, with the 
greatest amount of enthusiasm, to build roads and paths, and to 
beautify the grounds about old North Hall. Thousands of visitors 
came from the neighboring cities to watch the students work. The 
University band marched about playing college airs, while the stu- 
dents picked and shoveled earth. On the evening of the last day the 
grounds and buildings were illuminated by electricity from the Uni- 
versity plant for the first time; addresses were made by Bro. Rein- 
stein, -73, Regent of the University, by members of the faculty and 
by Bro. Friend, '96, President of the day. Later on a hop was 
given in the gymnasium. Bro. Reinstein believes that when an 
appropriation for new college buildings is asked for from the State 
Legislature next year, it will be readily granted, owing to this enthu- 
siastic demonstration by the student body. (iov. Budd, '7^^ Zeta 
Psi, has granted the petition of the students and faculty, that Bro. 
Reinstein, *»the students' friend/' be appointed a Regent of the 
University for the long term, \(\ years. 

Since my last letter we have won a most glorious victory over all 
our rivals by the election ot Bro. Rcinhardt, '97, as foot ball man- 
ager for the next college year, \)()-\)-j , Nearly every fraternity was 
leagued against us, but Bro. Rcinliardt's superior merits and business 
qualities were too manifest to admit of his defeat. This position, 
and the editorship of the liiuc and Gold^ which also is (nirs, arc the 
two most important positions in the student body. Bro. P'riend, '96, 


has been appointed the University correspondent of the San Francisco 
Examiner, and Bro. Creed, '98, of the San Francisco ChronicU'^ 
Bro. Russell, '98, was elected recently Assistant Business Mana- 
ger of the University of California Afa^azine. Bro. Warner, '96, 
is on the Class Day Committee. Bro. Kieruff takes part in a play to 
be given by the English Department of the University, in April. 

We have been successful in pledging another member of the class 
of '99. Though absent from college at present on account of illness, 
he will return next term to aid us in our work. 

Alumni Day was fittingly observed on March 14 by a banquet ii^ 
San Francisco, given by the resident alumni and the active chapters 
of California and Stanford. 

The chapters of Delta Upsilon at California and Stanford were 
regularly initiated in San Francisco on March 13. 

A magnificent conservatory has just been completed for the culti- 
vation of rare and beautiful plants. The Physics Department of the 
University has succeeded in making the most successful experiments 
on record with the cathodic rays. 

Sincerely in the Bond, 

Berkeley, March 17, 1896. (iEurge Dudley Kierulff. 

California Beta, Leland Stanford Junior University. 

After nearly three years of litigation, the suit of the U. S. Govern- 
ment against the Stanford estate for over $15,000,000, has been 
settled in favor of the University. On March 2, the Supreme Court 
gave to the world the decision, which makes Stanford University the 
richest endowed college in the United States, by liberating the im- 
mense fortune which has so long been tied up in the courts. 

Since the death of Senator Leland Stanford in the summer of 18939 
his millions have not been available by the University authorities^ 
and although the Faculty has been gradually increased in numbers^ 
and the character of the work strictly maintained, no wide expaosio 
in the way of buildings, libraries or equipments have been possible-^' 
During this period, Mrs. Stanford, by economy and good manaj 
ment, has been able to supply from her own fortune, the funds 
keep open the doors of the University. 

Now that the future of the University is assured, our chapter hou 
pioject will be pushed with all the energy possible. Our committ 
is already at work, and by the opening of the University next fall, 
expect to be conveniently located on the campus in a house erect 
especially for us. 


We have recently initiated Harold P. Hill, '98, of Redlands, Cal., 
and Howard VV. Bell, '99, of Oakland, Cal. Both are sterling men 
who will make admirable Phis. We have initiated seven men this 

Our base ball men are practicing under the direction of Lange, of 
Chicago, who has been secured as coach. Many of our best players 
left with the class of '95, but we are confident that our team this year 
will sustain Stanford's former supremacy on the diamond. Bros. 
Taylor, '98 ; Hill, '98, and Leppo, '99, are candidates for the 
'X'arsity nine, and with Fife, '96, are our representatives on the vari- 
ous class teams. A Phi Delta Theta nine has been organized with 
Bro. Taylor, captain, and Bro. Lake, manager. Games will be 
played with the teams of other fraternities. 

Mainly through the efforts and influence of Bro. Eaton, the great 
pianist, Paderewski, was secured for a recital under the auspices of 
the student body. The entertainment was given in San Jose, on 
February 29, and netted a substantial sum to the students. 

On the evening of March 14, the alumni chapter of San Francisco, 
together with the members of California Alpha and Beta, gathered at 
the California Hotel in San Francisco, for a banquet in celebration of 
Alumni Day. The menu, the responses to toasts and the songs suc- 
cessively claimed the attention of the brothers, and each feature was 
most enjoyable and satisfactory. The gathering, besides being a 
very pleasant event socially, will do much to advance Phi Delta Theta 
on the Pacific coast, by tending to unify the interests and aims of the 
two California chapters, and by bringing those of us who have not yet 
graduated, into clo.ser relations with those who have. The credit of 
arranging for a proper obser\ance of the day belongs largely to 
Reporter George D. Kierulff, of California Alpha, who by the ex- 
penditure of time and energy made the affair the success that it was. 

Within the past few weeks we have received pleasant calls from 
Bros. P. W. Search, Ohio Delta, '76, and from Garrison, Gish and 
McChesney, of California Alpha. We are always glad to see our old 
friends and to welcome new ones. 

Fraternally yours, 

Stanford University, March 16, 1896. Wilson C. Price. 



Pennsylvania A — N. M. Johnson, '83, is in the electrical busi- 
ness in Philadelphia. 

Indiana A — A. O. Neal, '91, will prosecute his studies in I-atin 
the coming summer. 

New Hampshire A — B. F. Gustin, '93, is studying at Andover 
Theological Seminary. 

Mississippi A -Thos. B. Dudley, '94, is editor of the Texas 
Standard, Bowie, Texas. 

Maine A — X. S. Burbank, "89, is pastor of the First Baptist 
Church of Revere, Mass. 

California A- W. S. Smith, '90, is a Fellow in Mineralogy at 
the University of California. 

New Hampshire A — H. C. Rumery, '95, is with the Western 
Electrical Co., Chicago, 111. 

New Hampshire A — H. B. Amey, '94, is attending the Uni- 
versity of Michigan Law school. 

Pennsylvania A — \V. E. Stillson, 94, is taking a post-graduate 
course in mathematics at Harvard. 

Iowa A — Edward H. Scott, '89, has removed his office to 305 
Atlas Block, Salt Lake City, I'tah. 

Massachusetts B — H. Lewis, '91, is in the United States Patent 
Office, Washington, I). C, Room 249. 

Indiana A — \V. T. Vancleve, "87, reports a prosperous begin- 
ning in his new i)astorate at Toledo, Ohio. 

Pennsylvania A — James W. Campbell, '93, sailed February 29 

for a three months sojourn in the Holy Land. 

Maine A — A. (J. Hard, '92. has recently established himself 
in the practice of medicine in Millbury, Mass. 

New Hampshire A — I'. I'.. Mason, '95, is assistant principal 
of the Hinsdale High School, Hinsdale, N. H. 

Pennsylvania A — William P>i^nell, '87, has been recently ap- 
pointed an instructor in the .Allegheny High School. 


New York E— James Freeman Sanford, '92, is editor and pro- 
prietor of the Gulf Messenger. San Antonio, Texas. 

Pennsylvania A — Ralph B. Reitz, '89, has accepted the position 
-of general agent of The Davis Stereopticon Company. 

Ohio B — ^J. F. Brant, '73, is Secretary of the Ohio Anti Saloon 
League, with headquarters at 513 The Arcade, Cleveland. 

Indiana A— Rev. J. L. Matthes, '79. dedicated his new church 
at Goodland, on the i6th. It was dedicated free of debt. 

Indiana A — Dr. T. J. Morgan. '61, gave an address on the 
Home Mission Society in Franklin College chapel, the 28th. 

New Hampshire A — E. O. Cirover, '94, has secured a position 
with Ginn <S: Co., of Boston, and will be located at St. Paul, 

Pennsylvania A — Frank VV. Black, '92, is acting as field cor- 
respondent of the Oil City Derrick, with headquarters at I. una, 

Ohio A — Dr. Geo. B. Peck, retired Presbyterian minister, is 
in charge of Christian Alliance Headciuarters, 41 Union Park, 

Pennsylvania A — W. H. Stenger, '90, is at present secretary 
of the Brooks Scaffold and Gang Brush C'ompany of Buffalo, 
New York. 

Indiana F — G. H. G. McCirew, '73, is manager of the Eastern 
department of the University Publishing Co., 352 Washington 
street, Bo.ston. 

Ohio A — **The Advance in Education" is the title of a 
monthly magazine recently established by P. AV. Search, '76, at 
Los Angeles, California. 

California A — E. F. Goodyear, '92, has been appointed Pacific 
Coast agent for Macmillan .S: Co., i)ublishers. His office is 320 
Sansome St., San Francisco. 

Virginia B — \V. F. Starley, cx-'93, is a '95 graduate (jf the 
Me'dical Department University of Texas, and is now House 
Surgeon, John Sealy Hospital, (Jalveston. 

California A — F. M. Tan elN, 01, is of the firm of RLin])old 
and Parcells, Attorneys and Counsellors. at Law, Room 20. 508 
California street, San I"ran("isco. California. 


Pennsylvania A — C. F. Ross, '91, at present a teacher in Alle- 
gheny, has been granted one year's leave of absence to attend 
University of Chicago for post-graduate work. 

Indiana Z — F. A. Preston, '93, is teaching Mathematics 
(Algebra) in the Industrial Training School at IndianapoHs. He 
may be addressed at 330 North New Jersey vStreet. 

Virginia B — Dr. Halstead S. Hedges, M. A., '90, formerly 
Head Demonstrator of Anatomy at the University of Virginia, is 
now House Surgeon in the Orange City Hospital, Orange, N. J. 

Ohio Z — Fred S. Ball, '88, Treasurer of the G. C, is associate 
editor of the Alabama Endeavorcr, a monthly pamphlet published 
in the interests of the Alabama Christian Endeavor Union. 

California A — Fremont Morse, '79, U. S. Geodetic Survey, 
leaves San Francisco the latter part of March for Sitka, Alaska, 
to make topographical maps and surveys for the government. 

Ohio r — The Association of the Bar of Jackson, Ohio, has for 
its President Judge James M. Tripp, '77 ; for its Vice-President 
Thos. A. Hogan, '95, and for its Secretary Thomas A. Jones, *8i. 

Maine A — R. A. Mctcalf, 'S6, is principal of the Princeton 
High School, Princeton, 111., which has a staff of nine teachers. 
He is also President of the Northern Illinois High School Asso- 

Ohio A — Ex-President Benjamin Harrison, '52, is writing a 
series of arti(les for the Ladies' Home Journal on **This Country 
of Ours.' The first article appeared in the December number of 
this paper. 

Kentucky A — Rev. A. W. Ringland, '72, who has been pas- 
tor of the Collingwood Presbyterian Church, Toledo, Ohio, has 
accepted a call to the puli)it of the South Presbyterian Church, 
Evanston, 111. 

Maine A — F. H. Hodge, Colby University and Boston Uni- 
versity, '94, fills the chair of Mathematics at the John B. Stetson 
University, I)c Land, Ma., and has (harge of the men's dormi- 
toires of that institution. 

Ohio B — J. K. Randall, '83, is Superintendent and Consulting 
En^'ineer f(;r the Columbus Incandescent Lamp Company, 
St. Louis. He has recently introduced machinery of his own 
design, whereby the productive cost has been very materially 
reduced. His wife was Miss Lillian Love Gatch of the same 
class at O. W. U. 


Indiana V — Mr. and Mrs. W. \V. Buchanan, '88, have removed 
from Kansas City to IndianapoHs, where they will reside perma- 
nently. Mr. Buchanan has taken charge of the law-book depart- 
ment of the Bowen- Merrill Co. 

Ohio Z — James Leonard Mounts, Jr., '91, is engaged in the 
practice of medicine with his father at Morrow, Ohio. Dr. 
Mounts is one of the regular Scroll readers, whose subscription 
comes in as regularly as the new year. 

Ohio Z — Samuel E. Bennett, '90, was married to Miss Moiselle 
T. John.son, December 23, 1895, at Lexington, Ky. They are 
now at home at 156 East Maxwell street. Bro. Bennett is a 
member of the Faculty at Kentucky State College. 

Indiana F — Charles L. dc Haas, '91, has been visiting his old 
college friends in Irvington recently. He has been practicing 
law in Hillsboro, Ohio, during the past year, but is thinking of 
trying his fortune in the legal circles of Indianapolis. 

Indiana V — F. Rollin Kautz, '87, for some time a member of 
the firm of Bowen-Merrill, booksellers and publishers, has become 
manager of the retail department of the establishment. Herbert 
E. Goe, ex-'97, is on the book-kee|)ing staff of the same firm. 

Indiana A — F. R. Owens, Maurice Douglas and O. J. Red- 
mon presented a beautiful oriental lounge to the Phi Delta Theta 
fraternity, recently. This is the last year the gentlemen will be 
in school. Several other pieces of new furniture have been 
placed in the hall. 

Ohio Z — Frank William Ranc, '91, after two years successful 
work at the University of West Virginia, was last summer elected 
Professor of Agriculture and Horticulture at New Hampshire 
A. & M. College, Durham, N. H., and is now engaged in the 
duties of this new position. 

Indiana F — John R. Spears, '72, is the author of a V)ook 
recently issued from the i)ressof (i. P. Putnam's Sons. New ^'ork 
and London. It is entitled "TheCJold Diggings of Ca|)e Horn; 
a Study of Life in Tierra del Tiiego and Patagonia." The New 
York Sun devotes a column of review to the book. 

Ohio Z — Hubert II. Ward, '90, who for six years has been 
cashier of the National Life Insurance Ci>mpany of \'erniont at 
Cleveland, has formed a partnersliip with Mr. Frank L. Ford, 
the firm having the general agency of the Slate Mutual Life 
Assurance Company of Worcester, Mass., for northern Ohio. 
Their office is at 89 Euclid avenue, Cleveland. 


Pennsylvania A — The chapter has the honor of having three 
of her aUnnni secretaries of alumni chapters: W. W. Case, '84, 
of Boston Alumni Chapter: E. I*. Couse, '91, Pittsburgh Alumni 
Chapter; Howard A. Couse, Cleveland Alumni Chapter. 

(Jhio r — At the Convention of the Tenth Congressional District 
held in Portsmouth March 14, at which Judge James M. Tripp, 
'77, i^resided, Hon. Lucien J. Kenton, '72, was renominated on 
the Republican ticket for Congress, Thomas A. Jones, '81, was 
elected an Alternate to the St. Louis Convention and Dr. \V. E. 
Williams, 71, was selected as one of the Congressional Comoiit- 
tee for the ensuing year. 

Pennsylvania A — Heaver College, a high class preparatory 
school atllliated with Allegheny College, recently dedicated a new 
$20,000 building to replace the one burned February 23, 1895. 
Tlie president, W. J. .Alexander, is a Phi of Pennsylvania Alpha, 
'77. There are also three Phis on the Board of Trustees: W. 
H. S. Thompson, Es(i., of Pennsylvania (iamma; E. J. Kno.x, 
D. D., of Pennsylvania Alpha, and R. W. Darragh, Esq., of 
Pennsylvania Delta. 

Indiana A — At Madison, at noon, Thursday, December 19, 
1895, H. C. Dixon, '93, and Miss Helen Stanton were married 
at the Stanton homestead. Rev. John L. Beyl, pastoi of the Vine 
street Baptist church officiating. The wedding march was played 
by Mrs. Robert Stanton. The decorations were white carnations, 
the rtower of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity, to which the groottv 
belongs, and i)ink carnations, the rtower of the Pi Beta Phi f^^; 
ternity, of which the bride is a member. Mr. Dixon is princL 
of the public schools ^Ji Klizabethtown, Ind. The bride wor 
dark blue traveling dress. She is the eldest daughter of the I 
Charles A. Stanton. Mr. and Mrs. Dixon left for Elizabethtov 
where thev will make their future home. 

Indiana B — The following marriage notice concerns a popu 
and loyal Phi of Wabash, '93: 

Last evening, at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and M. 
Henry Alfrey, of South Water street, occurred the marriage of ^' 
Frank W. Hurley and Miss KJenore Alfrey. The rooms of the bej 
tiful home had been most elaborately and artistically decorated for t "^ 
happy event and presented an attractive and picturesque appearand:^ ^ 
In the parlors, halls and lihraries the cliandeliers, mantles and curtai ^ ^ 
were hung with heavy drapery of smilax interwoven with the choice 
flowers. Upon tiie tables were huo;e bowls of exquisite roses 
carnations, and in the music room was a huge floral bank before whi< 
the ceremony occurred. The wedding service, which was performc 
by Dr. Thomson, in a beautifully solemn manner, was that of tl 


ritual of the Episcopal church including the responses and the marriage 
by the ring. During the service the music was subdued, but imme- 
diately upon the conclusion of the benediction the Lohengrin march 
was played and to its strains the guests, led by the bride and groom, 
proceeded to the dining room, where an elaborate wedding collation 
was ser\'ed. The floral adornment of the dining room was particu- 
larly artistic and attractive. Roses and carnations of various hues 
were banked on all the tables and upon the bride's table were immense 
bunches of pink carnations. From the chandeliers heavy ropes of 
smilax were suspended to the corners of the tables, where they were 
caught by wide satin bows. At the bride's table were seated the 
families of the bride and groom. After refreshments congratulations 
were extended and the evening delightfully passed by all present. 
The bride was made the recipient of some very elegant and costly 
presents from her friends. 

The marriage of last evening unites the lives and destinies of two 
most excellent and popular young people. The groom, who is a son 
of Judge Hurley, is a graduate of Wabash College, and a rising young 
practitioner at the Montgomery county bar. He has won for his wife 
one of the most accomplished and amiable young ladies of Crawfords- 
ville. Their many friends unite in wishing them all future joy and 
prosperity. Mr. and Mrs. Hurley will for the present be at home with 
the bride's parents. 

Ohiq A — Harry Weidner, '88, of Dayton, Ohio, was recently 
selected by the President for the important and responsible posi- 
tion of United States Consul at Grenoble, France. Mr. Weid- 
ner was the first candidate for appointment to the consular 
service, who, having had no previous experience in the duties 
attending such a position, came under the recent order of Presi- 
dent Cleveland, recjuiring candidates to |)ass an examination to 
ascertain their fitness for the duty. He passed the Civil Service 
examination on the 2nd inst., at the Department of State, Wash- 
ington, D. C, which was conducted by the Department Board 
consisting of the Third Assistant Secretary of State, the Solicitor 
of the Department and the Chief of the Consular Bureau. 

Mr. Weidner is a young man of talent and ability and without 
doubt will fill the position satisfactorily. He is a staunch friend 
of his Alma Mater, and was present at the last Commencement 
season, when he presided at the annual meeting of the Alumni 

Indiana A — The following,' excerpt from the Philadelpliia Press 
of December nth, 1895, will l)c of interest to the many western 
friends of Dr. Henry W. Kuoff: 

*• At No. 1426 Pine Street, last evening when the chimes struck tlie 
hour of six, nuptial rites were celebrated between .Mr. Henry Wilson 
Ruoff and Miss Anna Cordelia Alhvein. The ceremony was pertormed 
by the venerable Rev. William H. Kurness, D. D., LL. D., pastor 


emeritus of .tlie First I'nitarian Church. The groom is a graduate of 
the I'niversity of Indiana, a post-graduate of Harvard University and 
was the former incumbent of the Chair of Psychology and Ethics in 
the l*ennsylvania State College. He is at present a member of an 
enterprising historical and biographical publishing firm of this city. 
The bride is a daughter of the late Dr. Vincent H. Allwein, of Leba- 
non, this State, and is endowed with many pleasing social and intel- 
lectual ([ualities. She was formerly the center of a charming coterie 
at Wilson College, Chambersburg. liy reason of ihe recent death of 
the bride's father, the marriage ceremony was strictly private and 
witnessed by only a few special friends of the contracting parties. 
The groom was attended by Mr. Fletcher D. Hallock, a graduate oi 
Lehigh I'niversity, and the bride by her sister. Miss Kora ^L Alhvein. 
Those present were Dr. J. Howard Allwein, Mr. Oscar G. Klopp. 
Mr. Ned Bough ter, Caroline Hoffer, .Miss Kora M. Allwein, of 
Lebanon, Pa. : Dr. William Ruoff, F. Weir Crankshaw, Miss Lulu 
Florence Smith, Miss Maude C. Jacoby, of Philadelphia, and Mr. 
Fletcher D. Hallock. of Plainfield, N. J. A wedding dinner was 
served at the Hotel Lalayette. The bridal tour will include New- 
York, Boston, Newport and other Eastern points, after which the 
young couple will reside alternately in Philadelphia and Reading. 

THE, SCROLL. 81>3 



The new campus at Columbia College is to be formally dedi- 
cated May 2. 

The Vanderbilt faculty have granted Seniors optional attend- 
ance at chapel and gymnasium. 

Out of 2,632 students at the University of Pennsylvania 1,925 
are from the state of Pennsylvania. 

Thirty-nine of the fifty-six men who signed the Declaration of 
Independence were college graduates. 

The seniors at Wabash College have decided upon the Oxford 
cap and gown for their graduation costume. 

Haverford College will send a cricket team abroad this summer 
to play the elevens of the English public schools. 

The Universitv of Wisconsin 'varsitv crew will race the Vale 
freshman crew in the Kast, probably Lake Saltonstal, on June 18. 

One of the requirements of a man seeking beneficiary aid at 
Amherst is that his college expenses during the last year shall not 
have exceeded $500. 

The Senate of Cambridge I'niversity, England, by a vote of 
186 to 171, has rejected the jiroposition to appoint a committee 
to consider the (juestion of conferring degrees upon women. 

The Oxford facultv have declared that women cannot take the 
degree of B. A. There is no law, however, to prevent their 
being endowed with the higher title — M.A. — St. J.ouis Republic, 

The university of Missouri has abolished com|)ulsory attend- 
ance at prayers and has inaugurated tlie plan of inviting prom- 
inent ministers of the state to take in turn the duty of chaplain. 

Henry W. Sage, the benefactor whose birthday Cornell recently 
celebrated, has given the university at different times sums amount- 
ing to$i, 155, 000. As the ConitU Sun puts it, without Mr. Sage's 
gift Cornell would not be a university at all. but merely a poly- 
technic institute. One of the most notabk- of his gifts is Sage 
Hall for Women. 



In the recent inter collegiate debate between Harvard and 
Princeton the former won, making Harvard's ninth victory, two 
over Princeton and seven over Vale. Not once has Harvard 
been beaten. 

All the founders of McClures Magazine are recent graduates 
of Knox College, and the editor, Mr. McClure, is a trustee of the 
college. They have undertaken to assist the college in establish- 
ing '*The Abraham Lincoln School of Science and Practical 

Hon. Chaunccy M. Depew has declined an invitation to address 
the law students of the University of Kansas at their coming 
commencement. His reason for making the declination, it is 
said, was that as the tacultv had recentlv refused to allow Colonel 
Robert (i. Ingersol to speak before the students he could not 

At a recent meeting of the Harvard faculty an informal vote 
was taken and a majority of some fifteen voted that the scheme 
of President Kliot, of Harvard, for reducing the college course 
from four years to three, was advisable. But the minority was 
so rabid against it that it was not deemed prudent to put the plan 
to the cor|joration and overseers just at present. 

in a recent report. President Eliot of Harvard publishes a table 
of statistics which shows that 32 ])er cent, of the matriculates in 
that university were fitted for college by the public schools. 
Every high school in any Massachusetts town of consequence fits 
its graduates for the freshman class at Harvard, and this }K)licy 
has made the percentage (jf high school matriculates in the univer- 
sity larger than at any other of the great educational institutions. 

The great Pruce ])hoto,uraphic telescope will soon be .shipped 
from Cambridge to the branch of the Harva'rd observatory in 
Arecjuipa, Peru. It is the largest instrument of the kind in the 
world, and it is ex|jected that many important astronomical dis- 
coveries will be made with it. The chief work that will be done 
with it will be to make an ac curate and systematic photograph of 
the whole heavens. — J>o$ton Transcript. 

In Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Ohio, Kansas and 
Missouri there have been a succession of college upheavals over 
insignificant causes. These outbreaks will only have a tendency 
to make college discipline more seveie. The students will be 
allowed fewer privileges and will be more closely watched. Until 
students can learn to control themselves the faculties will become 
more paternal. — St, Louis Republic. 


The income of the University of Chicago during last year was 
$520,000. For this year it is expected to reach $603,000, and 
the disbursements are estimated at $582,000. The faculty con- 
tains at present 157. The students in the graduate schools num- 
bered last year 534, in the divinity schools 281, in the colleges, 
762, a grand total of 1,587. 

The plans for the new dormitory at Union, the gift of the Chi- 
cago alumni, have been prepared and forwarded to Chicago for 
approval. As soon as these are returned work will be begun. 
The new building will accommodate sixty- four men and will be 
constructed on the Harvard plan. Oround has been broken for 
the Bender Hygienic Laboratory which will be ( ompleted by the 
beginning of next fall's work at the Medical School. 

President O. Cone, who has been a bone of contention at 
Buchtel College between the students and alumni on one side and 
the Trustees on the other, for several years, has presented his resig- 
nation and the Trustees have accei)ted it. The college has a 
productive endowment of $300,000 with an income therefrom of 
$20,000. This is a marked .shrinkage from the valuation put on 
it when given to the college. A policy of retrenchment will be 
pursued to make expenditures come within the income. 

A system of student government proposed by President Nash 
has been adopted at Lombard. C'ollege life is controlled by a 
board of seven, four professors chosen by the faculty and three 
students elected by the student body. All matters of misconduct 
are referred to this board and also negligence in regard to studies, 
attendance and punctuality. It varies some from the plan pro- 
posed in other colleges, because the studies are elective and the 
usual class divisions do not exist. 

The ceremony of breaking ground for the first building of the 
new American University, the Hall of History was performed 
with impressive exercises, at Washington City, March 9. 1896. 
The American University was incorporated in the District of 
Columbia May 28, 1891, for post graduate and professional 
courses of study and for original research The charter from the 
District of Columbia was surrendered, and a new charter, with 
enlarged powers, was granted by (Congress in 1893. While two- 
thirds of the board of trustees are members of the Methodist 
Episcopal Church, there are six denominations represented in the 
corporation. A recent re|)ort places the financial condition of the 
university as follows : Present value of the site, $200,000 : other 
real estate, $50,000 ; building funds in hands and pledged, $340,- 
000; endowment in bonds, securities, etc., $200,000 : endowment 
pledged, $250,000; total, $1,040,000. 


The American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Greece, 
holds an exclusive right to excavate at Corinth, the wealthiest city 
in ancient Greece, and the second in general importance. Its 
former site is covered with grain fields, and presents the best 
opportunity in the country to recover treasures of art and archi- 
tecture. 'Fhere can be no extensive excavations at Atheps because 
the present city occupies the ancient site. No great Greek city 
has yet been excavated, and as the American school expects to 
perform the work for $10,000, part of which it has on hand, there 
will not be much delay in beginning operations. 

EnucATiox IX Japan.— The calendar of the Imperial Univer- 
sity of Japan in Tokyo for 1894-95 shows depth and strength in 
the older faculties and departments and bright promise in those 
that are newer. In December, 1894, there were 1,468 students 
in the various colleges of law, medicine, engineering, literature, 
science and agriculture. Taking the year 1878 as that in which 
the previously existing school reached the grade of a European 
university, we find that 781 graduates in full course (not counting 
152 deceased persons) have gone into active life well prepared 
for varied usefulness. The evident thoroughness of the curricula 
in the newer departments of science and agriculture, and the 
happy combination of the theoretical and practical, are striking 
facts in the higher education as here given. The eighteen pages 
which set forth the titles and ( ontents of scientific monographs, 
mostly by native authors and investigators, are also very suggest- 
ive. Almost every department of human knowledge, with its 
appropriate apparatus of books, instruments, laboratories and 
observing stations, is organized in this Teikoku Daigaku (Impe- 
rial University of Japan). To study this modest pamphlet in 
the perspective of the past (juartcr of a century, the Evening 
Post adds, is to understand largely Japan's life and power on the 
threshold of the year 1896. 


A X — Tlie Xew \'ork (Graduate association gave a reception 
and dinner at Dchnonicos, February 14th, in honor of John W. 
Griggs, Lafayette, '68, Governor of Xew Jersey. 

^ r A — The January ()//r7/'/c7-/v announces the withdrawal of the 
Muhlenberg and Hethel College charters, the disbandment of the 
Michigan chapter and the death of the Massachusetts Institute of 
Technology chapter The last convention entertained petitions 
from Stevens Institute, Case School, Chicago and Vermont, none 
of which, however, were granted. There are now 44 college 
chapters, 15 of which occupy houses. 


H — The Yale branch of this society, it is announced, has 
arranged to build a $60,000 chapter house. The society is con- 
fined to schools of Technology, the Yale chapter being in the 
Sheffield Scientific School, and the others are located at Renssa- 
laer, Stevens, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 

K 2 — The Maine State chapter announces the completion of 
its new house, and is now occupying the same. A chapter has 
been organized at Millsaps College, Jackson. Mississippi. The 
Swarthmore correspondent gives the membership of cha|)ters 
there, 4> K ^I'. 17 ; AY, 20 ; and K 2, 16 : total, 53 ; total num- 
ber male students, 89. 

4> K "^ — ^The biennial convention at Cleveland has elected 
W. B. McCorkle as president for the ensuing two years. ( )n Janu- 
ary 24th, a chapter was established at Dartmouth College with 
sixteen members — one from '96, seven from '97, three from '98 
and five from '99. The Wittenberg chapter has recently moved 
into a rented chapter house. The chapters at Syracuse and Huck- 
nell hope to soon begin work on houses to be owned by these 

A A 4> — This fraternity has entered University of Chicago by 
issuing a charter to the Lion's Head, a society organized to 
p>etition for the same. The initiation ceremonies were held 
March 20th, and were followed by a banquet at the Auditorium. 
The new chapter numbers ten men who stand high in student, 
athletic and social affairs at the universitv. Other fraternities 
represented at the university are ^K^, AKE, B0n,2N 
and a (juasi "if Y chapter. 

B n — The new house of the Pennsylvania State (College 
chapter was entirely destroyed by fire in the early morning of 
February 20th. The members had barely time to escape with 
their lives, and lost practically all their books and clothing. The 
building cost $12,000 and was insured for $10,500. Xinety-six 
Betas were present at the Xew ICngiand Dinner held in Boston, 
February 21. The long promised catalogue, on which work has 
l>een progressing for four years, is still far from completion. 

2 N — After a suspension of eleven months, publication of the 
Delta has been resumed, a number marked January, 1896, hav- 
ing appeared April ist. Its frontispiece is a portrait of Lom- 
bard University's new president, Rev. C. K. Nash, a ^ A 0. 
Announcement is made of the establishment of new chapters at 
Rose Polytechnic Institute, lerre Haute, Indiana, where there 
is a chapter of A T 12 ; Albion College, Michigan, where there. 


are chapters of ATA, 2 X and A T Q, and for two years past, 
a body of petitioners to ^ A 0; and North Carolina Af^ricultural 
College, Raleigh. Clarence E. Woods, Richmond, Ky., is 
editor of the Delta. 

A Y — Xew cha|)ters of this new non-secret society were installed 
March 13, 1896. at the University of California and Stanford 
University by a joint initiation and banquet in San Francisco. 
Twenty three Berkeley and twenty-one Stanford men were initi- 
ated. Formerly this society |>ublished a quarterly, which ex- 
changed with other fraternity publications and occupied a 
commanding position among them. This publication, if yet 
maintained, does not ex( hange with the (Jreek Press, and for two 
years or more we have known little of the doings of this society. 

^ Y — The fraternity on March 27th, initiated the members of 
the P K Y so( iety at I'niversity of Wisconsin, to whom a charter 
had been granted as the Rho Chapter of Psi Upsilon. 'Ihese 
men were deserters from <^ K ^, and the history of the move- 
ment retlects little credit on the men, and the acipiisition of the 
chapter under such circumstances is none the more creditable to 
^P Y. A peculiar state of affairs has arisen at Chicago. The 
Omega Club for three years has petitioned for a charter, which 
it seemed had nc^ been granted. Late in January a conference 
was held by some alumni of the chapter which existed in the old 
University of Chicago, and the {petitioners, the former deciding 
that thev were entitled under the old charter to initiate men. 
Accordingly, without notice to the officers or chapters the peti- 
tioners were initiated by these alumni. Their position as a 
cha|)ter will probably not be determined until the general con- 
vention in May. In the meantime, prominent Psi U*s have 
asked other fraternities not to recogni/e the club as a ^ Y chapter. 
Mr. A. P. Jacobs, who, as it is well known, has been the cham- 
pion of ^P Y entrance to Minnesota, Wisconsin and Chicago, 
speaks of this initiation as "anticipating the action of the 



We note from the report of the annual business meeting of 
the Indiana State Oratorical Association that out of eight offices, 
six fell to the lot of Phis. R. H. Spillman, Wakish, President; 
Frank Olive, ButUr, Vice President; C. E. Mead, DcPauw^ 
Recording Secretary ; I. J. Drybread, Franklin, Corresponding 
Secretary; J. W. Evans, Hunoirr, Executive Committee; F. R. 
Owen, Franklin, Inter-State Alternate Delegate. This is the 
third successive year m which the Phi Delta Theta representa- 
tion in the association was such that these offices fell to the 

5|^ 5|» M^ *!♦ 

(fOod morning, has your chapter secured a supply of song 

Another item of news in the college world, of no little impor- 
tance, is the announcement of the federation of the several 
institutions located at lndiana|)olis and the organization thereby 
of the University of Indianapolis. The parties to the federation 
are Butler College, the home of our Indiana Ganmia, the 
Medical College of Indiana, the Indiana Dental College, and 
the Indiana Law School. The articles of incorporation com- 
pleting the plan of union were signed on March 27. The 
Board of Trustees elected by the incorporators numbers fifteen 
members, and on the list are the following Phis: A. C. Harris, 
Benjamin Harrison, and Hilton U. Brown. The intention is to 
harmonize the interests of these institutions heretofore indepen- 
dent, and by arousing the interest and pride of the city, build 
up a great university which will in every way be a credit to 
Indianapolis as a city and as a center of learning. The change 
cannot but be highly beneficial to Indiana (iamnia and the 
other fraternities at Butler. 

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The annual promenade of the Northwestern University was 
held in the handsome home of the Country Club of Evanston, 
Friday evening, February 21. It was the crowning society 
event of the college year at l^vanston, and its splendid success 
was due to the efforts of the <'onimittee of ten young collegians 
representing the five leading fraternities at the uni\*ersity. 

There were present many gue>ts.from out of town. Marshall 
M. Kirkman, president of the Country Club, and Mrs. Kirk- 


man were special guests of the Pan-Hellenic Association, under 
whose direction the ball was given. The society people of 
Evanston took great interest in the affair, and attended in large 
numbers. Each fraternity entertained its guests at its fraternity 
house during their stay in Evanston. 

Among those who attended were alumni and former students 
of the University of Wisconsin, I'niversity of Illinois, Knox 
College, L'uiversity of Michigan, Butler University, Vale, Har- 
vard, Cornell, Amherst, University of Chicago and Princeton. 

Those |)resent rej)resenting Phi Delta Theta were Messrs. and 
Mesdames N. (J. Iglehart, Curtis H. Remy, W. S. Harbert, 
Henry M. Kidder. 

Misses Laura Case, Lucy Hitch, Edna Fleshiem, Alice Reed, 
Eva Moore, Katherine Janes, Florence Harris, Maud Wimmer, 
Anna Reimers, Berenice Long, Florence Mitchell, Louise Tay- 
lor, Winifred Smith, P. H. Osterhouse, Nellie Burrows, May 
Peterson, \N'inifred Harris. 

Mes.srs. M. .\. Clarkson, M. H. Taylor, Fred S. Haven, F. 
W. (Jillette, R. W. Fleming, Clay Buntain, L. J. Potter, 
Edward Hammett, Jr., Legore Chesnut, F. W. McCasky, 
T. Melvin Fowler, F. J. R. Slitchell, Fred C. Moore, J. Arthur 
Dixon, W. M. Harris, Hugh McLennan, Frank F. Gilchrist. 

The Louisiana Alpha Chapter of the Phi Delta Theta Frater- 
nity entertained on Wednesday night at the residence of Mr. 
and Mrs. Jack C. Lyons, on .St. Charles avenue. It was a gala 
occasion of joy, mirth and beauty. The Lyons' mansion with 
its wide salons and halls was further expanded in dancing 
capacity by the canvas enclosure of the very wide galleries that 
surround the house. Although over 200 guests were received, 
ample room was preserved. The decorations were a triumphant 
symphony of tlural beauty. Smilax, ferns and asparagus vines 
banked mantles and the salons and ban(piet halls. Palms and 
tropical plants converted the enclosed galleries into a conserva- 
tor v of unendin'i beaut v. In the midst of all this beautv of 
green shrubbery the colors of the fraternity, white and blue, 
.shone. White and blue hyacinths gleamed in the varied green 
hues. Broad white and blue satin ribbon canopied into new 
beauty the parlors and bancjuct hall. Beneath a high bower of 
palms Miss Florence Searing's Parlor Orchestra wafted the latest 
dance music. .\ supi)er of many courses was served at mid- 
night. Messrs. Crantland Tebault, Ceorge Nott, Raphael Bow- 
ling, A. A. Wood, Frank (lordon, composed the reception com- 
mittee to rei)resent the fraternity. Well and noble did they add 


glory to their college brotherhood. Mrs. Jack Lyons, Mrs. 
Henry Sloan, Miss Corinne Tebault, Miss Cecile Denis, Miss 
Clara Guthrie, Miss Bessie Merrick, all gowned in beautiful soft 
silks and wearing the fraternity colors, assisted in receiving the 
guests. The fraternity dance has been recorded as one of the 
successes of the season. Among the guests were: Mr. and 
Mrs. H. W. Sloan, Mr. and Mrs. Lucien Lyons, Mr. and Mrs. 
L L. Lyons, Mr. and Mrs. John Philips, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. 
Dickson, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Lyons, Mr. and Mrs. K. T. Mer- 
rick, Dr. and Mrs. F. Parham, Dr. and Mrs. Roger De Mont- 
luzin, Mr. and Mrs. James Winship, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh 
McElroy, Dr. and Mrs. Felix Larue, Prof, and Mrs. Wilkinson, 
Misses Marion Giffen, Clara Guthrie, Virginia Logan, Bertha 
Hayward, Arthemise Baldwin, Bessie Merrick, Evelyn (Jasquet, 
Cecile Denis, Gertrude Boutcher, Alice Denis, Cecile Burthe, 
Marie Kernion, the Misses Kernione, Corinne Tebault, and 
many others. — Society Notes, Pkaynne. 

On April I St, the Ohio Zeta Chapter at Ohio State University, 
took possession (rented) of a commodious chapter house, located 
at 1463 North High Street. Eight men are now living in the 

« 4i « 4» 

The legislature of Ohio has this year taken action that greatly 
interests the college world, and is of no little moment to Phi 
Delta Theta, inasmuch as the Fraternity is rei)resented in each of 
the three colleges affected by its action. From year to year 
discussion has arisen as to support to be given the three institu- 
tions claiming State aid. Heretofore in the case of Ohio and 
Miami L^niversities this has depended aside from their land 
endowments, which yield only a small income, ujyon annual 
appropriations. This year by legislative action, a tax levy of 
3-100 of a mill goes upon the duplicate, the proceeds to be 
divided between Ohio and Miami in the proportion of seven to 
^wt. This will give the former about $35,000 and the latter 
$25,000 annually. The levy for the Ohio State I'niversity was 
already 1-20 of a mill, and this was raised to i-io, making its 
annual income between $180,000 and $190,000. Under the 
efficient direction of President Canfield, work is being pushed 
toward the enlargement of the university's facilities, elevation of 
requirements for admission, and increase in attendance. The 
present income and contemplated equipment will entitle it to 
rank with Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota Universities. 


It IS a matter for congratulation in the college and fraternity 
world that the long pending suit of the government against the 
Leland Stanford estate has been decided by the Supreme Court 
in favor of the Stanford interests. This releases the endow- 
ments of the Stanford university which, while the suit was pend- 
ing, were not available. The decision makes it the best 
endowed institution in America. Steps will be taken at once to 
enlarge its facilities for work in many lines. Our California 
Beta, the first organized chaptel" in the university, will now push 
its chapter house enterprise to early success. 

* * * * 

The June Scroll will be largely a historical number, the 
greater part of its space to be given to a review of the last ten 
volumes of this magazine. The historical part of the number 
will be entirely under the editorial charge of Walter B. Palmer, 
who in 1886 j)ublished a review of Volumes I. to X. inclusive, 
and who has kindly consented to undertake the same work for 
Volumes XI. to XX. It is the hope of the editors to have this 
number ready for delivery not later than June loth. 



Official Jewelers. 

Having received the above appointment at the '94 
convention, wc will do all in our power to merit the orders 
of every Chapter of Phi Delta Theta for the best and 

Badges and Novelties. 

Approval Packages Sent on Keqaest of Chapter Corraipoaiint. 
Mention the Scroll- 





Volumes Eleven to Twenty Inclusive, 
Bes:Inning October, 1886, and Ending June, 1896. 

The PALLADIUM of Phi Delta Theta, 

Volumes One and Two, 
Besinning November, 1894, and Ending May, 1896. 

I. Historical Review. 
II. The Staff. 

III. Classified Index. 



Published by the Fraternity, 


President— Hugh Th. Miller, P. O. Box 31, Irving^on, Ind. 
Secretary— Walter R. Brown, N. Y. Life Building, Minneapolis, Minn. 
Treasurer — Fred S. Ball, Montgomery, Ala. 
Historian— D. N. Marble, 18 Cortlandt Street, New Yoik, N. Y. 

J. E. Brown, 23o East Town Street, Columbus, Ohio, Editor. 

The Scroll is published by order of the National Convention, the General 
Council acting as advisory board. It issues bi-monthly, from October to June, five 
numbers completing a volume. 

Contributions from active and alumni members of the Fraternity are earnestly 
requested. College periodicals, newspapers, or clippings containing personals con- 
cerning any members of the Fraternity, or referring in any way to Fraternity or 
collegiate matters, are requested to be sent to the editor. 

The subscription price is one dollar per volume. Single copies, 25 cents each. 
Address all communications to THE SCROLL, P. O. Box 117, Columbus, 0. 

Editors op the Catalogue. 
Frank D. Swopc, P. O. Box 440, Louisville, Ky. 
Eugene H. L. Randolph, P. O. Box 1.398, New York, N. Y. 

Editor of the History. 

Walter B. Palmer, 511 S. Spruce St., Nashville, Tennessee 

National Convention. 

Philadelphia, Pa., November, 1896. 

Alumni Chapter Addresses. 

Annual Alumni Day, March IbtA. 

Boston, Mass — Alpha — W. W. Case, 30 Congress Street. 

New York,N. V.— Alpha— C. A. Winter, 58 IMne Street. 

Pittsburgh, Pa. — Alpha — E. P. Couse, care of '• Leader." 

Philadelphia, Pa.— Beta— Dr. G. F. Levan, 7:53 N. 41st Street. 

Baltimore, Md. — Alpha — Rev. H. H. Weber, 81 Patterson Avenue. 

Washington, D. C. — Alpha — M. C. Summers, Surgeon-GeneraPs Office. 

Richmond, Va.— Alpha— Dr. C. M. Shields, 310 E. Franklin Street. 

Columbus, Ga. — Alpha — S. P. Gilbert. 

Macon, Ga. — Gamma — Kdwin S. Davis, 3<J9 Orange Street. 

Atlanta, Ga. — Beta — Morris Brandon. 

Nashville, Tenn.— Alpha — R. V. Jackson, 301^ N. Cherry Street. 

Montgomery, Ala. — Alpha — P. H. Stern. 

Selma, Ala. — Beta — A. W. Nelson. 

Birmingham, Ala. — Gamma — Chas. A. Stillman, 

Mobile, Ala. — Delta — Geo. B. Thomas. 

Cincinnati, O. — Alpha— J. G. Bloom, care B. & O. S. W. Ry. 

Akron, O. — Beta — W. J. Emery. 

Cleveland, O. — Gamma — Kov. E. S. BarkduU, Trinity Cathedral, 

Louisville, Ky. — Alph.i — F. D. Swope, Fifth and Main Streets. 

Franklin, Ind.— Alpha— T. C. Donnell. 

Indianapolis, Ind. — Beta— Ralph Bamberger, Aetna Building. 

Chicago, 111. — Alpha — Leo W.impold, 3229 Michigan Avenue. 

Galesburg, HI.— Beta— Fred. R. jelliff. 

Kansas City, Mo. — Alpha — S. M. McClannahan. 

Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minn. — Alpha — L. A. Straight. Pioneer Press B*ld*jfr 
St. Paul. 

Denver, Col,— Alpha— G. E. Preble, U. S. Mint. 

Salt Lake City, Utah — Alpha — Graham P. Putnam. 

ban Francisco, Cal, — Alpha — W. O. Morgan, o90 34th St, Oakland. 

I OS Angeles, Cal. — Beta— Leslie R. Hewitt. 

Spokane, Wash.— Alpha— Will E. Willis. 


College Chaptem Addresses. 

Alpha Province. 

President — J. C. Moore, Jr., 716 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Maine Alpha — Colby University, Waterville, We. — H. M. Browne. 

New Hampshire Alpha — Dartmouth College, Hanover, N. H. — Isaac J. Cox, 

Vermont Alpha — University of Vermont, Burlington, Vt. — ^ rcderic F. Lincoln, Phi 
Delta Theta House. 

Massachusetts Alpha— Williams College, Williamstown. Mass.— Geo. T. Northrup, 
Phi Delta Theta Lodge. 

Massachusetts Beta — Amherst College, Amherst, Mass. — Ravmond V. Ingersoll, 
Phi Delta Theta House. 

Rhode Island Alpha — Brown University, Providence, R. I. — Albert Morse, 25 Hope 

New York Alpha— Cornell Universitv, Ithaca, N. Y.— Chas. F. Hackett, Phi Delta 
Theta House. 

New York Beta — Union University, Schenectady, N. Y. — H. H. Brown. 

New York Delta — Columbia Collesre, New York, N. Y. — Hmil Justus Riederer, 
Phi Delta Theta Suite, 114 E. 5Jlh Street. 

New York Epsilon — Syracuse University, Syracuse, N. Y. — C. Warner Mills, 
Phi Delta Theta House. 

Pennsylvania Alpha— Lat'ayette College, Easton, Pa.— J, S. Koehl. 

Pennsylvania Beta — Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, Pa. — J. E. Meisenhelder. 

Pennsylvania Gamma — Washington and Jefferson College, Washington, Pa. — 
D. Glenn Moore. 

Pennsylvania Delta— Allegheny College, Meadville, Pa. — Paul Weyand. 

Pennsylvania Epsilon — Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pa. — Edmond D. Soper. 

Pennsylvania Zeta — Universitv of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa. — Erskine B. 
Essig, Phi Delta Theta House, 3250 Chestnut Street. 

Pennsylvania Eta — The Lehigh University, South Bethlehem, Pa. — Chas. S. Bowers, 
Phi Delta Theta House. 

Beta Province. 

President— Marshall H. Guerrant, Northern Bank Building, Lexington Ky. 

Virginia Alpha — Roanoke College, Salem, Va. — H. Blair Hanger. 

Virginia Beta — University of Virginia, Va. — ^J. Pierce Bruns. 

Virginia Gamma— Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, Va. — Merrick Clements. 

Virginia Zeta — Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Va. — R. G. Campbell. 

North Carolina Beta — University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. North Carolina, 
A. Sj. Dockery. 

Kentucky Alpha — Centre College, Danville, Ky.— T.J. Field. 

Kentucky Delta — Central University, Richmond, Ky. — Overton L. Conrad. 

Gamma Province. 

President — Frank C. Keen, 222 Jarvis- Conklin Building. Augusta, Georgia, 
Georgia Alpha — University of Georgia, Athens,Ga. — G W. Price. 
Georgia Beta — Emory College, Oxford, Ga.— W. P. Bloodworth. 
Georgia Gamma — Mercer University, Macon, Gu. — Frank S. Burncy. 
Tennessee Alpha— Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn. — W. B. Malone, 
Tennessee Beta — University of the South, Sewanee, Tenn.— F. G. Hebbard. 
Alabama Alpha — University of Alabama, Tuskaloosa, Ala. — D. R. Dunlap. 
Alabama Beta — Alabama Polytechnic Institute, Auburn, Ala.— ^J. S. Paden,Jr. 
Alabama Gamma — Southern University, Greensboro, Ala. — E. P. Gaines. 


Dtlta Provinct. 

President— John A. Fain Jr., Weaihcrford, Texas. 

Mississippi Alpha— University ol Mississippi, University P. O., Mi8S.~C. L Garnett 

Louisiana Alpha— Tulane University of I»uisiana, New Orleans, Lou— J. Birney 
Guthtie Jr., 1404 Napoleon ' • ve. 

Texas Beta— Univer>ity of Texas, Austin, Tex.— D. W. Wilcox, 1908 Univy Ave. 

Texas Gamma— Southwestern University, Georjjetown, Tex. — P. P. Henderson. 

Epsilon Province. 

President — S. Emerson Findlcy, Akron, Ohio. 

Ohio Alpha— Miami University, Oxford, O.—C. A. Kumler. 

Ohio Beta — Ohio Wcsleyan University. Delaware, O. — G. N. Armstrong. 

Ohio Gamma — Ohio University, Athens, O. — C. G. O^Bleness. 

Ohio Delta — University of Wooster. Woostcr, O. — W. B. Chancellor. 

Ohio Epsilon — Buchtcl Collej^e, Akron, O. — Chambers H. Underwood, 

Ohio Zeta— Ohio State Univcrsitv, Columbus, O.— Chas. H. Woods, Phi Delta Theta 
House Ur.:*, N. liijfh Street, 

Indiana Alpha — Indiana University, Bloomington, Ind. — Conrad Krempp. 

Indiana Beta — Wabash College, Crawfordsville, Ind. — R. A. Noble. 

Indiana Gamma — Butler University, Irvington, Ind. — A. B. Carpenter. 

Indiana Delta— Franklin College, Will J. Martin, Franklin, Ind. 

Indiana Epsilon — Han«»vcr College, Hanover, Ind. — .M.J. Bowman. 

Indiana Zeta— Do Pauw University, Greencastle, Ind. — Frank Hall. 

Indiana Theta— Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind.— R. Tscheutscher. 

Michigan Alpha — Universitv of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich. — Roy M. Hardy. 
Phi Delta Theta House. 

Michigan Beta— State Cjillege of Michigan, Agricultural College (Lansing), Mich.— ' 
B. A. Bowililih. 

Michigan Gamma— Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, Mich. — N. B. Sloan. 


Zeta Province. 

President— I. G. Wallace, IHO N. V. Life Building, Minneapolis, Minn. 

Illinois Alpha— Northwestern University, Evanston, 111. — ^J. Arthur Dixon, Phi 
Delia Theta House. 1717 Chicago Ave. 

Illinois Delta— Knox College, Galesbtirg, 111.— Gei)rge M. Strain. 

Illinois Epsilon— Illinois Wesleyan University. Bloomington, 111.— J. W, Probasco, 

Illinois Zel.i— Lombard Universitv, E. I.. Shinn, Galesburg, 111., Phi Delta 

Thet » House, 

Illinois Eta — L'niversity of Illinois, Champaign, III. — Rufus Walker, Jr. 

Wisconsin Alpha — Uni\ersitv of Wisconsin, Madison, Wis.— John H. Bacon, 
Phi Delta I beta Hi»i>se. 

Missouri Alpha— University of Missouri, Columbia, Mo —Horace B.Williams. 

Missouri Beta — Westminster College, Fulton, Mo. — S. V. Van Meter. 

Missouri Gamma — Washington University, St. Louis, Mo.. T. F. Chaplin. 

Iowa Alpha— Iowa Wesl- van University. Mount Pleasant, la. — Frank S, Robinson. 

Iowa Beta — State I'niversity of Iowa, Iowa City, la.- J. C. Hayes. 

Minnesota Aljjha- I'niversity of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minn. — Maynard C. 


Kansas Alpha — University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas.— John M. Lee. 

Nebraska Alpha— I'niversity oK Nebraska, Lincoln, Neb.— E. A. McCreery, Phi 
Delta iheta Koi>in>i. Slate Block. 

California Alpha— University of California, Berkeley, Cal.— Geo. D. Kicrulff, Phi 
Delta riieta House. 

California Beta— Lei and Stanford, Jr., University, Cal.— Francis W. Lake, Phi 
Delta Theta House. 

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Vol. XX. JUNE, 1896. No. 5. 

The Scroll and Palladium, 1886-96. 


The first number of The Scroll of Phi Delta Theta was 
published in Indianapolis, January, 1875, at which time there 
were but two other fraternity organs — the Beta Theta Pi and the 
Chi Phi Quarterly, 

Volume I comprised four numbers, dated January, April, 
July and November. 1875, the July number having a supple- 
ment ; and the volume contained 196 pages of the same size as 
The Scroll has now. The editors were W. O. Bates, A. B. 
Thrasher and S. J. Tomlinson. 

Volume II comprised three numbers, dated March, June and* 
September, 1876, the latter having a supplement; and the vol- 
ume contained 100 pages. The editor was W. O. Bates. The 
magazine was then suspended two years. 

Volume III comprised nine numbers, dated September, Octo- 
ber, November and December, 1878, and January, February, 
March, April and May, 1879, and the volume contained 72 
pages, the form of the publication being that of a newspaper, 
three columns to the page. The first three numbers were issued 
at Franklin, Ind. The place of publication was then changed to 
Gettysburg, Pa. The editor was M. F. Parrish. 

Volume IV comprised nine numbers, dated October, Novem- 
ber and December, 1879, and January, February, March, April, 
May and June, 1880, and the volume contained 76 pages. The 
editor was M. F. Parrish. 

Volume V comprised nine numbers, dated October, Novem- 
ber and December, 1880, and January, February, March, April, 
May and June, 1881, the first number having a supplement, and 
the volume containing 212 pages. Beginning with the second 
number the form was changed to that of a magazine, two col- 
umns to the page, and M. F. Parrish was succeeded by M. F. 
Troxell as editor. 

Volume VI comprised nine numbers, dated October, Novem- 
ber and December, 1881, and January, February, March, April, 
May and June, 1882, and the volume contained 216 pages. The 
editor was M. F. Troxell. 


Volume VI I comprised seven numbers, dated October, Novem- 
ber and December, 1882, and January- February (combined), 
March, April, and May-June (combined), 1883, the January- 
February number having a supplement, and the volume contained 
319 pages. After the first number the place of publication was 
changed to Maysville, Ky., M. F. Troxell being succeeded by 
G. B. Thomas as editor. 

Volume VIII comprised six numbers, dated October, Novem- 
ber and December, 1883, and January- February (combined), 
March April (combined) and May, 1884, and the volume con- 
tained 348 pages. The pages were of the size of those in the 
first two volumes, and the size of paper has never since been 
changed. This volume was published at Nashville, Tenn., W. 
B. Palmer, editor. 

Volume IX comprised nine numbers, dated October, Novem- 
ber and December, 1884, and January, February, March, April, 
May and June, 1885, the December number having a supplement, 
and the volume contained 466 pages. With the beginning of the 
volume the place of publication was changed to New York City, 
and after the second number W. B. Palmer was succeeded by 
J. M. Mayer as managing editor. 

Volume X comprised nine numbers, dated October, Novem- 
ber and December, 1885, and January, February, March, April, 
May and June, 1886, and the volume contained 412 pages. The 
managing editor was J. M. Mayer. 

Further particulars about The Scroll up to 1886-87 ^^y ^ 
found in the number for June 1886, which contained 74 pages 
entirely devoted to a review and index of the first ten volumes, 
written and compiled by W. B. Palmer. After the lapse of ten 
years the same writer undertakes to review and index the second 
ten volumes. 

Volume XI— 1886-87. 

In the ** conclusion " to the review of the first ten volumes of 
The Scroll, published in the number for June*, 1886, W. B. 
Palmer suggested that the magagine be entrusted to a Board of 
Publication of five alumni, all residents of New York or some 
other large city. J. M. Mayer, who had been Managing Editor 
.since December, 1884, endorsed the proposition in his report to 
the National Convention, which met in New York in October, 
1886. The convention adopted a revised constitution, which 
included the following article : 

♦The cover is dated Seiitcmhtr, IJWH. 



Section i. A magazine which shall be called The Scroll of Phi 
Delta Theta^ and be devoted exclusively to subjects concerning the 
Fraternity, shall be published monthly, nine times a year, beginning 
with October and ending with June. 

Sec. 2. The management of The Scroll shall be entrusted to a 
Board of Publication, composed of five correspondent members, resi- 
dents of the place of publication. The Board shall choose a staff con- 
sisting of a Managing Editor, who, by and with the advice of the 
Board, may choose an assistant, who shall be an undergraduate. The 
Board shall also choose a Business Manager, who shall have power to 
choose his own assistant. Any member of the Board may hold a 
position on the staff. The Board shall make its own rules, and all of 
its decisions shall have full force and effect, unless vetoed by the 
General Council. 

Sec. 3. The Business Manager, within two weeks after his elec- 
tion, shall execute to the fraternity, and file with the President of the 
General Council, an official bond in the sum of one thousand dollars, 
with securities approved by the Board of Publication, conditioned that 
he shall properly account for all funds of the Fraternity that shall come 
into his possession. 

Sec. 4. The Board shall submit to the President of the General 
Council, thirty days previous to the assembling of each National Con- 
vention, a report, which shall include a statement from the Business 
Manager, showing all his receipts and disbursements, which report 
he shall submit to the National Convention. 

Sec. 5. The Board of Publication shall have power at any time to 
request the resignation of any of the Editors or Business Managers, 
for good cause. They shall also have the right to fill all vacancies 
that may occur on The Scroll staff or Board of Publication. 

Sec. 6. The price of The Scroll shall be one dollar per annum, 
or five dollars for ten years. 

Article VII, relating to '* expenses," contained the following: 

Sec. 2. Nothing shall be paid the members of The Scroll staff 
for their services except the revenue from advertisements, which shall 
be divided equally between the Managing Editor and the Business 

The first two sections of Article XII follow : 

article XII — dues. 

Section i . On the opening of each collegiate year, the Reporter 
of each Chapter shall forward to the Business Manager of The Scroll 
one dollar for each attendant member in the Chapter; and on the ini- 
tiation of each person during the year, he shall forward one dollar. 
The payment of this amount shall entitle each member to a copy of 
The Scroll until the end of the collegiate year. Payment for The 
Scroll shall not be required from persons initiated after the first day 


of April until the following collegiate year. The Business Manager 
shall mail receipts for all money that he receives. 

Sec. 2. At the end of each collegeate year, the amount received 
from those who have paid five dollars for ten-year subscriptions to 
The Scroll shall be invested by the Business Manager as the Board 
of Publication shall approve, and only the interest and one-tenth part 
of the principal shall be used each year. 

The National Convention decided that until the next conven- 
tion The Scroll should be published in New York, and consti- 
tuted W. R. Worrall, D. R. Horton, T. H. Baskerville, Albert 
Shiels and E. H. L. Randolph the Board of Publication. The 
Board selected D. R. Horton as Chairman, T. H. Baskerville as 
Secretary, Albert Shiels as Managing Editor, and Leo Wampold 
as Business Manager. The number for November, 1886, the 
first under the new management, contained a prospectus in which 
the Board of Publication made the following announcements : 

No change will be made in the make up of the journal except the 
color of the cover, which we believe will be more characteristic of Phi 
Delta Theta, set off the design to better advantage, and hence be 
more artistic. * » » 

Names of reporters will be omitted after chapter letters, but no 
matter of any kind will be accepted for publication unless it bear the 
signature of the writer — not necessarily for print. 

The paper of the cover was changed from brown to light blue — 
a pleasing improvement. An editorial in the January number 
stated that the practice of printing the names of Reporters at the 
end of chapter letters would be resumed. In January Shiels 
resigned as Managing Editor, and E. H. L. Randolph was chosen 
as his successor, beginning with the March number. Shiels went 
to Aspinwall to accept a position with the Panama Railroad. The 
May number contained a letter headed ** Isthmus of Panama 
Alpha Alumni, Aspinwall." These paragraphs give an idea of 
its style : 

Nothing has occurred worthy of mention since our last report. We 
are still an enthusiastic band of firm and devoted believers in the 
ever-growing, eternal and perpetual power of the only and original 
^\e. Our noble band of brothers still waves aloft the white and 
blue, and, though few, we have a membership equalling, perhaps, but 
in no way resembling any other society in this country. **The 
smallness of our numbers is principally owing to the scarcity of good 
material." Last evening the Panama Alpha Alumni had its 55th 
diurnal banquet since its establishment here. The different toasts 
were responded to with eloquence, wit, grace and sparkling repartee, 
tender memories of college and boyhood days, and a large assortment 
of other choice qualities, for which see back numbers of The Scroll. 
-»* Postmaster-General Vilas was unavoidably absent." 


This letter, signed by Shiels, appeared in ** Chapter Corre- 
spondence," at the end of letters from chapters in Alpha Province, 
accompanied with the following editorial note : 

We had no knowledge of the existence of this chapter, but as the 
letter comes in proper shape, with all the approved platitudes we reluc- 
tantly conclude that we are *• behind the times, and assign it to its 
proper place. 

The February number contained an editorial of four pages by 
Shiels giving very particular instructions to Reporters about writ- 
ing letters to The Scroll. The May number contained this brief 
editorial note by Randolph : 

We don't propose to keep ** dinging '' instructions into the repor- 
torial ear. College men should know how to write for print. If they 
don't, it's time they learned. If your letter — initiates, personals or 
anything else you send — fails to appear, know that you have violated 
some cardinal rule which has been continually ** drummed " at you. 
We are done drumming, and the student of the first principles of 
English letter writing must seek elsewhere than The Scroll for his 

The March number contained this editorial paragraph : 

We have received several inquiries of late at to whether or not The 
Scroll is sub rosa. Let it be understood by all that it is as free as 
the air we breathe — at one dollar per annum. That little condition 
being complied with, it will be sent, postage prepaid, to the Sandwich 
Islands or Timbuctoo — or Aspinwall. 

Shiels' most important editorials were on *'The Development 
of the National Fraternity," in December, and ** Pan-Hellenism," 
in January. In the editorial department of the April and subse- 
quent numbers Randolph waged unrelenting war against the 
initiation of ** preps," to which practice a few chapters were then 
addicted. Other editorials by him were about the desirability of 
making chapter nomenclature regular, in March ; fraternity sum- 
mer resorts and camps, in Ai)ril; alumni loyalty, and the impor- 
tance of preserving chapter archives, in May ; opposition to secret 
fraternities at Princeton, and arbitrary limitations of chapter 
membership, in June. 

The March number contained an article about the establish- 
ment of Illinois Alpha, a shorter article about the establishment 
of New York Epsilon and announcements that Virginia Zeta and 
Pennsylvania Alpha Alumni had been organized. The estabhsh- 
ment of Pennsylvania Eta was announced in May. 

In the January number was a review of exchanges by Shiels. 
Referring to the October Beta Tlieta Pi, he said : 


The following is cut from an editorial : 

** Volume XIII, last year contained 322 pages, which far exceeded 
in number as well as in quantity, any other fraternity journal, and 
Volume XII, 1883-84, nine numbers of 48 pages each contained 432 
pages of even surpassing calibre/' 

This statement, we believe, is of even more than ** surpassing 
calibre.'' Inasmuch as Volume IX of The Scroll had over 34 pages 
more than the Beta Theta Pi oi the same year (1884-5), ^^^ inquir- 
ing reader is forced to conclude that the mighty brains of the editors 
of the Beta Theta Pi are not subject to those petty arithmetical dis- 
tinctions to which more ordinary mortals must submit. This number 
contains 95 pages and letters from 42 chapters — a very excellent 

The following comment was made on the Purple and Gold of 
X *. 

There is one fault — not peculiar to any one journal, however — 
which should not be found in so excellently arranged a fraternity 
magazine as the Purple and Gold — the tendency to frequently notice 
the names of great alumni, as though the repetition of one made 
many. It is said of a certain chapter that it hadanalumuns who had 
in after life reached the dignity of a Representative's seat. Every 
number of the fraternity journal would contain an article of this char- 
acter : 

'■'4*J, lion. John Smith, the Representative from Podunk, recently delivered 
an addres-s before the Granger's (Mnb of this town." 

The following number would have : 

" 'A^^, Hon. .Tohn Smith. Podnnk's popnlar Representative, pasM.H.1 through 
thi^ town recently, and received an ovali«»n from the populace.'' 

Followed by an article like this : 

*• '4'.>. Hon. John Smith, who attained national prominence by his famous 
speecli Of the improvements of Yellow I'reek. has recovered from' a daugerou."? 

In March it was announced that J. E. Brown had consented to 
take charge of the exchange department. He had been a fre- 
quent contributor to The Scroll since 1882. His residence was 
in Ohio. His first review of exchanges appeared in the June 
number. In a prefatory way he said : 

It takes a man several moons along in his fraternity life to learn 
from reading the various journals, that those chapters, as a rule, arc 
most prosperous whose letters speak most respectfully of their rivals, 
and that those who are continually firing broadsides at the others need 
a little attention themselves. You will generally find the Bowery a 
noisier quarter than Fifth Avenue If you wish to dis- 
tinguish yourself as a chapter correspondent, you cannot choose any 
better way of doing it than by practising courtesy. You have no right 
to shield yourself in a communication to your journal and make state- 
ments there not justifiable elsewhere. 


It seems that the Beta Theta Pi was open to the same criticism 
as the Purple and Gold, for Brown wrote : 

** B e IT in Polities'' is a dissertation we had labeled ** Annual 
Chestnut," even before we saw the February Sigma Chi^ and brings 
out the notable **silver greys'' for annual inspection, which they bear 
with usual grace. 

A good point was made in this paragraph , 

About the best thing the last Chi Phi Quarterly did was when she 
rose to the occasion and **rang the bell" on the University of Virginia 
correspondent on his **quality and quantity" remark in chapter letter. 

Referring to the review and index of the first ten volumes of 
The Scroll, published in June, 1886, the A K E Quarterly made 
the following comment, quoted in The Scroll for May, 1887 : 

Of all the good fortune for which Phi Delta Theta should be thank- 
ful, there is no more marked instance than that, at the three most 
critical stages in the history of The Scroll, have appeared in suc- 
cession a trio of editors such as have given their combined talent to 
the building up of no similar publication — Bates, Thomas and Palmer. 

The editorial department of The Scroll for April, 1887, 
opened with the following exultant statements : 

Once again to the front ! Over half a hundred (52) chapter letters 
published last month ! The Scroll has done it before, but no other 
fraternity publication ever has. We challenge any and all to ** beat the 
record," and will set up a Delmonico supper to the first one that does 
it in advance of The Scroll itself. 

This paragraph appeared in the June number : 

During Volume XI we have published over 270 chapter letters, an 
average of over 30 per issue or nearly 5 per chapter, /. e. all of our 
chapters have averaged a report in every second issue, and every 
chapter in the fraternity has been heard from. 

The plan of requiring chapters to issue circular letters to cor- 
respondent members annually was incorj)orated in the Constitution 
which was adopted in 1886. In The Scroll for May, 1887, is 
an extended review of the circular letters which the editor had 
received, forty-six in number. In the June number receipt of 
four more was acknowledged. This left twelve delinquent chap- 
ters, of which, in the editor's opinion, seven were excusable. 
The introduction to the review contained this paragraph : 

After noting the numerous reports which have made themselves 
'♦conspicuous by their absence," we cannot fail to remark that the 
forty-six so far received are all conspicuous by the fact that each differs 
in size from all the rest — so it seems to us — notwithstanding the 
requirement that they shall be ** five by eight inches." The system 
of measurement in vogue in different sections of the country must be 


very different, or else somebody has been careless. We have all sizes, 
from the nine by six of Pennsylvania Epsilon and Virginia Alpha, 
down to the **cute '' little six and a half by five leaflet of Mississippi 
Alpha. Massachusetts Alpha, for instance, is accurately five by eight. 
There are a few others like it, but they are the exceptions that prove 
that the rule can be observed, and that its observance will give us a 
neat and convenient form. Probably the size was regarded as of minor 
importance ; but when those who so desire come to bind them — and 
that is the only safe means of preservation — they will find the size of 
more importance than they thought. Next year let's have all five by 

The third edition of the song book, published in 1886, was 
reviewed editorially in the October number, and at greater length 
by J. E. Brown in the November number. The October number 
contained a summary of the annual membership reports of chap- 
ters for the year ending April i, 1886, and the same number 
contained a list of Phis living in San Francisco and Oakland, also 
an article on *^ Alumni Support," by E. E. Griffith. The Novem- 
ber number contained an account of the National Convention 
which had met the month before, also the Historian's address to 
the convention. The journal of the proceedings of the conven- 
tion made up a supplement to the December number. 

The December number contained an article of twenty-four 
pages entitled ** Rerajniscencje^ of John McMillan Wilson," by 
his brother Archibald AVilson, who was not a Phi. The April 
number contained an eight paged article entitled ** Reminiscences 
of Robert Thompson Drake," bv Robert Morrison. Litho- 
graphed portraits of Wilson and Drake accompanied the articles. 
The General Council had had the portraits of the other four 
founders of the fraternity lithographed, and it is a pity that the 
portraits of all did not appear in The Scroll, but a circular was 
issued offering the six lithographs at a very low price per set. 
The two portraits in the December and April numbers were the 
only illustrations in this volume. 

The January number contained an article of unusual interest, 
styled •' Colleges and Fraternities in the State of New York," by 
E. H. L. Randolph. The February number contained an article 
descriptive of Miami, by Kearney Prugh. The June number con 
tained a condensa,tion of an article on ** College Fraternities," by 
Hon. Andrew D. White, ex President of Cornell, which had 
been published in The Fojutn for May, and in which the con- 
clusion was drawn ** that they produce good in many ways, and 
that, when college authorities deal with them in a large minded 
spirit, they can be made to do still more good." 

The March Scroll contained a paper by R. A. D. Wilbanks, 
giving an account of the organization of the chapter at the Uni- 

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versity of Chicago. The circumstance is mentioned that invita- 
tions were issued for the installation of the chapter in January, 
1866, the invitation cards and programme being ornamented 
with the coat of arms designed by J. F. Gookins, Indiana Beta, 
'64, and which was then for the first time used. At the same 
time was suggested the sword attachment to the shield, and the 
first badge of the new design was made in Chicago, and presented 
by Wilbanks to Gen. John C. Black, Indiana Beta, '62. 

The May number contained letters from D. B. Floyd, Indiana 
Zeta, and Virginia Alpha, '72, concerning the establishment of 
the chapters at Indiana Asbury ( De Pauw ) and Roanoke. The 
paper from Wilbanks and letters from Hoyd were a part of very 
valuable archives, relating mainly to the earlier history of the fra- 
ternity, that had been collected by W. B. Palmer. Lengthy 
extracts from these archives, under the title of **01d Fraternity 
Records," were subsequently published in The Scroll, beginning 
with Volume XII and extending through Volume XVI, thus being 
permanently preserved for the fraternity. With the June number 
was printed a four page index and a title page for the volume. 

Volume XII— 1887-88. 

The October number consisted solely of **01d Fraternity 
Records," an article on ** Miami University Buildings," by W. B. 
Palmer, and a summary of the annual membership reports of 
chapters to the Historian of the (Jeneral Council, the whole em- 
bracing 54 pages, of which 44 pages were devoted to **01d 
Fraternity Records." Though bearing the imprint of Vanden 
Houten & Co., New York, this number was printed by the Pub- 
lishing House of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, Nash- 
ville. This was done as a convenience to W. B. Palmer, who 
was thus enabled to print the old correspondence from the 
originals, without the labor of copying the letters, many of which 
were yellow with age. ** Old Fraternity Records," arranged by 
years from, 1848 on, also appeared in the November, December, 
January and March numbers, the whole volume containing 81 
pages of correspondence between the founders and leading work- 
ers of the fraternity during its formative i)eriod. The sheets of 
the October number, printed and folded in Nashville, were 
shipped to New York where the cover was printed. 

The article on ** Miami University Buildings," in the October 
number, was continued in the November number, and the two 
numbers contained four full paged wood cuts of Miami buildings, 
including the ** Northeast Building" in which 4> A W was foundeed. 
These were the only illustrations in the volume. To the May 


number Robert Morrison contributed a sketch of Miami during 
its first few decades. 

The December number opened with an elaborate review of 
•college annuals by J. E. Brown, who has made such a review a 
leading feature of every later volume of The Scroll. The first 
paragraph follows : 

The annual is preeminently the publication of the college world, 
whether issued by class or societies. It occupies a field wholly its 
own, without fear or disturbance, for no other publication attempts 
what it does. Every branch of collegiate and student organizations 
finds a representation in its pages. If there is any which fails to 
deserve notice from worth, it will get the same amount in satire and 
ridicule. With the veracity of a college catalogue, it tabulates faculty 
and student lists, and improves upon that magazine by giving organ!- 
j:ations and officers, and omitting that attenuated **Table of Expenses" 
which finds a place in too many collegiate catalogues. It makes glad 
the heart of the fraternity **spiker,'' of whatever stripe, by giving his 
chapter's list and fraternity's strength, prefaced by the finest engraving 
in the book. It opens the way whereby ambitious young may, in 
after times when leisure has become responsibility and love dreams 
turned to paternal cares, take down a dust covered, dogeared book, 
and with pride show to his rising generation that he was once rusher 
in the college football team and short stop in the baseball nine. He 
<:an furnish vouchers for the antiquity of his morals by pointing to the 
words which tell that he was once an officer in the college Y. M. C. A. 
And if need he can prove that his voice, which has become uncultured 
and untoned, once entitled him to a place on a fraternity quartette. 
'Tis true the annual has its extravagances, but they are expected, 
missed if not present, and give a more poetic tone to the prosier 

The literary and artistic merits or demerits of each publication 
were criticised, and much information about the various colleges 
and fraternities, especially chapters of 4> A was extracted, the 
review closing with this bit of philosophy : 

'Tis like a play. There is an abundance of display, and a good 
deal of the false to represent the true. Some characters delight you, 
and strike the cord of sympathy; others are commonplace, coming 
and going to fill the space. But when 'tis done through mingled 
praise and criticism, your judgment says ♦^well done."" 

The April number contained a review of exchanges by J. E. 
Brown. In this was noted a change in journahstic policy, thus 
explained by the 2 X Quarterly : 

Briefly, the plan consists in the publication of a private monthly 
and a public quarterly, instead of one, a public bi-monthly. The 
Sif^ma Chi remains the public official organ of the fraternity. It is 
issued quarterly during the academic year, once in each of the three 
-college terms. The £ X Bulletin is the real innovation. It is devoted 


primarily to the internal affairs of £ X and to such items of interest 
to our members, relating either to ourselves or our rivals, as are best 
communicated in private. 

The first number of The Bulletin was issued in 1887. The 
dual plan of periodicals was adopted by O A © in the establish- 
ment of The Palladium in 1894. The General Council held a 
meeting in New York City the last week in January, 1888, and, 
as announced in the March Scroll, **a secret circular of infor- 
mation," giving the minutes of the meeting in detail, was distrib- 
uted among the chapters. 

The Alabama chapters were in a very vigorous condition in 
1887-88, and the Phis of the State maintained a strong organiza- 
tion. Evidence of this was The Phi Delta Theta Index, announced 
in the letter from Alabama Beta dated, February 3, 1888, which 
appeared in the March Scroll, and thus editorially announced 
in the April Scroll : 

So The Scroll has a satellite. Well, well! A short time since 
we were favored with a copy of The Phi Delta Theta Index\ ** a semi- 
annual paper devoted to matters of general interest to the fraternity 
in Alabama," and issued at Tuscaloosa with O. D. Street as Editor. 
We believe the Editor is correct in stating that this is **the only 
paper of the kind ever undertaken by a Greek letter organization in 
the United States.'' Phi Delta Theta has been pioneer in many things, 
and we are certain she is in this. We doubt if any other college fra- 
ternity has ever published two journals at the same time. The field 
is such an entirely new one that it is difficult to make any prediction 
regarding its first explorer. Our first thought was that the energy 
here developed might better be placed elsewhere, and that in general 
it would be of no benefit to us. But, on the other hand, it will cer- 
tainly add strength to our order in its own locality, and it is but 
another **Index'' of the activity and enthusiasm of Phi Delta Theta 
in general and of our Alabama brothers in particular. The Index is 
trying an experiment which will speak for itself, and we wish it a 
successful and prosperous career. The Scroll gives its younger sister 
its blessing and will aid it all it can. As we are now working on a new 
catalogue we will appreciate its fifteen pages of personals. The Index 
can be secured for thirty-five cents per annum. Give it a trial and 
forward your subscription to O. D. Street, Tuscaloosa, Ala. 

The Index \\?is short lived, the first issue being the only one the 
writer ever saw. A publication similar in character, called The Seroll 
Jr., was published by the Phis of Indiana about 1878; and, like 
The Index, only one number was issued. The establishment of 
the O A cairn in Mammoth Cave, June 6, 1887 was announced 
in the November Scroll. The revival of Michigan Alpha was 
announced in a letter in the January number, and in an extended 
article in the February number. An article entitled ** Alumni 


Support," by C. L. Smith, which was published in February^ 
suggested that the receipt of an annual circular should remind an 
alumnus to make a contribution to his chapter treasury. The 
General Council having authorized W. B. Palmer to prepare 
a history of the fraternity, a card from him, dated January lo, 
1888, appeared in the February number, asking that histories of 
separate chapters be prepared and forwarded to him. The im- 
portance of compiling chapter histories was treated in an article 
by T. C. Blaisdell in the March number. An editorial in the 
April number dwelt on the importance of preserving chapter 
records. An editorial in the January number suggested the need 
of a new edition of the catalogue, none having been issued since 
1883. In March it was announced that the General Council had, 
in January, authorized E. H. L. Randolph and F. D. Swope to 
proceed with the catalogue work they had already undertaken. 
Desirable qualifications for the office of Reporter and Historian 
were discussed editorially in February. The editor continued to 
fight the practice of initiating preparatory students, upon which 
practice the General Council made an official ruling in January, 
designed to stop it altogether. The November number had a title 
page at the bottom of which was the ** Table of Contents." 
** The Fraternity Directory " filled the next three pages and these 
four pages were the first in the number. Previously the directory 
had appeared at the end of each number. In December the 
editor stated that space was not available for all resolutions of con- 
dolence, and also said : 

Last issue of The Scroll contained 60 pp., and then we had to 
cut out *' In Memoriam "• resolutions to the extent of over 4 pp. We 
have fully that much on the average. The Scroll is the largest 
monthly issued, and yet, under existing financial conditions, we have 
to suppress much valuable matter every month. 

The following editorial appeared in January : 

Discussions on the question of alumni support of the fraternity 
journal are innumerable, and proposals for remedying the same equally 
so. Our plan of charging graduates $5 for a ten years' subscription 
to The Scrc»ll has been under test for over three years now, and, if 
dollars and cents tell the tale, has been a failure. It may be of impor 
tance to the moral and spiritual welfare of a Greek society that it keep 
the interest of its alumni, and the only practical means seems to be 
the pages of the monthly journal. But financial support is probably 
the most important consideration. There is no need of arguing its 
necessity. The most and practical plan we have yet 
heard proposed was that introduced and advocated at the New York 
Convention by Brother Dawson, of Kentucky Alpha. He proposed 
that each undergraduate be charged $2 per year, $1 of which would 
be considered his Scroll tax for that year, and the remaining %i 


entitle him to The Scroll (at 50 cents per year, our graduate rate), 
for two years after he left college. Thus a man in college only one 
year would pay $2, and in turn receive The Scroll three years (one 
in and two out of college) ; a man in college four years would pay $8, 
and in return receive The Scroll twelve years (four in and eight out 
of college) . This rule would keep our journal before our alumni or 
associate membership much longer on the average than is now the 
case, which is a point desired. The other question — that of finances 
— would be permanently settled, for the income of The Scroll would 
be just doubled, while the extra $1 per capita would be but a small 
item. This plan would answer all questions satisfactorily. We earn- 
estly recommend it for consideration and hope it will be given a trial. 

This plan, which has much to commend it, has never been 
adopted. Following is an extract from a lengthy editorial from 
the * K ^ Shield copied in The Scroll for March: 

A widespread demand for better and more frequent communication 
between chapters of the same fraternity, and incidentally a desire to 
know more of our rivals and their plans and purposes, brought into 
existence fraternity journals. In the time of their general use — say 
since 1883 — many changes have taken place, not alone in the manage- 
ment of the journals, but in their form, size, typography, etc. Many 
have improved, some have deteriorated, and a few have died. We 
have watched the course of other journals during the past six years 
with great interest, and have noted how those which came into exist- 
ence with a great flourish of trumpets have, one by one, subsided into 
quiet corners, apparently content to keep alive at all. We were 
amused sometime since to read in a private letter to the editor the 
sentiments expressed to the writer by a Psi U. regarding the fact that 
Phi Kappa Psi could support a monthly journal, while Psi Upsilon had 
struggled for years to keep The Diamond alive, only to have it die at 

We have always been a staunch advocate of the monthly publica- 
tion, because we believe the chief value of such a journal as The Shield 
and its class to be as a medium of inter-chapter communication. So 
far as we are able to speak with certainty The Shield and The Scroll 
are the only representatives left of monthly fraternity publications, the 
rest having been discontinued, or merged into quarterlies so called. 
Several with a naivete as charming as refreshing, inform us that, 
though quarterly, they will appear three times a year, and another, 
presumably a bi-monthly, has come once to our table this year. The 
reasons assigned for the change in frequency have varied somewhat, 
but their general tone has been that monthly publication is too frequent 
to permit of the highest development of literary finish and a dignified 
expression of the prevalent sentiment of the fraternity represented. 
If literary art is the end to be attained in fraternity journals, it occurs 
to us that once a year would be quite frequent enough to send forth 
the matured brain products which it is considered by o.ur contempo- 
raries ought to grace the pages of their journals. We believe that, 
possibly with one exception, these journals which have become of less 


frequent issue are larger and more ornate than formerly, indicating 
that the development of the printer's art may have been quite as much 
a cause for the change as the literary finish. 

Commenting on this, the Editor of The Scroll wrote : 

Whether or not it is the ** survival of the fittest," we cannot, with 
modesty, say, since The Scroll is one of the hale and hearty sur- 
vivors ; but it is certain that there has been of late a good deal of 
weeding done in the field of fraternity journalism. 

The following item on the same subject from the February 
OTA Quarterly was quoted in the May Scroll : 

Does not the Quarterly — larger in size and appearing but three or 
four times a year, thus giving its editors time to gather, classify and 
insert the matter above mentioned — offer greater possibilities for the 
fulfilment of such an idea than the monthly, frequently — and thus 
necessarily hastily — published ? We think so. 

The Editor of The Scroll compared recent issues of the 
organs of ^ F A and <I> A and asserted that ** After three months 
(at least) of * gathering and classifying,' here we find actually 
less matter than The Scroll many a time serves up to its readers 
in one of its monthly issues." The Scroll for March contained 
the following complimentary notice from the college news depart- 
ment of the Cincinnati Commercial Gazette, the department editor, 
if memory is not at fault, being a member of Phi Gamma Delta: 

The Scroll, the official organ of the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity, 
in its January issue contains a number of old fraternity records from 
185 1 to 1857, and letters from 37 chapters. The Scroll is edited 
by Eugene H. L. Randolph, of New York, and ranks among the first 
of the fraternity publications in strength, neatness, completeness and 
chapter representation. 

The following from the Kappa Sigma Quarterly was reproduced 
in the April Scroll: 

We have always had an ardent admiration for The Scroll, and to 
our mind it is one of the best journals. Its ** Old Fraternity Records" 
are of especial interest to loyal Phis, if not to the Greek world. The 
Phi Delta Theta can boast of 63 chapters, and The Scroll boasts of 
over half a hundred chapter letters. No other fraternity ever claimed 
or attempted it, and it is a thing to be proud of. 

In the March Scroll the Editor thus announced that the cus- 
tom of publishing lists of initiates would be discontinued : 

After nearly four years' trial, and under three different Editors, it 
has been impossible to impress or our Reporters the importance of 
completeness and accuracy in the Initiates' department. The Editor 
cannot make it a success himself, and, after peremptory instructions 
and humble pleadings, we have been unable to secure the assistance 
of Reporters in what seems one of the simplest matters. In conse- 
quence, the department of Initiates is suspended until further notice. 


In April it was stated that the residence of the Editor had 
been visited by a very serious conflagration, and considerable 
** copy ' for The Scroll was destroyed. The May number con- 
tained an editorial suggesting an amendment to the constitution 
so that the Editor of the magazine should be paid a larger salary 
than the amount then paid, which was half the receipts from 
advertisements, the other half going to the Business Manager. 
The editorial stated that other and smaller fraternities were pay- 
ing salaries to the editors of their journals, and furthermore : 

We believe it is asking too much to expect any man, on the score 
simply of fraternal love, to assume the management of a monthly (or 
even a quarterly) journal for one or more years at either no remunera- 
tion at all or a very paltry one. Few of those to whom these period- 
icals go have any conception, we are confident, of the number of 
laborious hours that are expended on them in the course of a year, 
with a return of small thanks for good work — that is expected, if not 
demanded — and plenty of complaints when the least thing goes 

wrong Perhaps it is not generally realized that the 

Editor of the journal is the official who does the most work for the 
fraternity. We think we are in a position to judge; at any rate he 
would if he assumed the business management also. 

The May number stated that there would be another issue in 
the current volume, but the index which closed the volume, and 
which was sent out with the first number of Volume XIII in the 
fall, showed that the last number of Volume XII was the one for 

Volume XIII— 1888-89. 

The October Scroll opened with twelve pages concerning 
Hon. Benjamin Harrison, Ohio Ali)ha, '52, a fine steel plate 
portrait of him serving for a frontis])iece. Among special con- 
tributions were one from Hon. Mural Halstead, who was with 
him at Farmer's College, and one from L. W. Ross, Ohio Alpha, 
'52, Chancellor of the Law Department of the State University 
of Iowa, who attended Farmer's College and afterwards Miami 
University with him, and one from another classmate at Miami, 
whose name is not given, but who, doubtless, was Dr. J. K. 
Boude, Ohio Alpha, '52. W. B. Palmer furnished an article 
reviewing the active part which the presidential nominee had 
taken in fraternity affairs during the early years of ^ A 0, as 
shown by the records of Ohio Alpha. Rev. Robert Morrison, 
Ohio Alpha, '49, also furnished some notes on the same subject. 

The November number contained an article from H. U. 
Brown, President of ^ A 0, 1882-86, and city editor of the 
Indianapolis Nnvs, describing how the news of General Har- 
rison's nomination was received in the office of Harrison, Miller 


& Elam, attorneys, where during the day were assembled to 
offer congratulations Hon. J. B. Elam, Ohio Alpha, '70 ; Judge 
Wm. A. Woods, Indiana Beta, '59, of the Federal District 
Court; Rev. Dr. Joseph Jenckes, Indiana, '56; Rev. R. V. 
Hunter, Ohio Delta,* '77; J. W. Fesler, Indiana Alpha, '87, 
(employed in the office), and H. U. Brown, Indiana Gamma, 
'80. The same number contained a contribution from Rev. Dr. 
David Swing, Ohio Alpha, '52, and one from Judge B. K. 
Elliott, Ohio Alpha, '55, both relating to General Harrison, and 
another article about General Harrison and Mrs. Harrison, 
who signed it ** One who knew them long ago." The Decem- 
ber number contained a letter referring to General Harrison from 
Rev. Harmar Denny, S. J., Professor in St. Francis Xavier 
(Roman Catholic) College, New York, an ex-member of 
<> A and also a classmate of the President-elect. The June 
number contained an additional npt^from Robert Morrison con- 
cerning the Phi who had been so greatly honored by the nation. 
The October, November, December^ February and March num- 
bers contained Harrison editorials^ In October, the editor, 
without departure from the truth of history, said : 

If G'^neral Harrison is elected Phi* Delta Theta will be the first 
fraternity to see one o^ her tti'efrlber^ in the White House, put there 
by the suffrages of the people. President Garfield was an undergrad- 
uate member of Delta Upsilon from Williams, an organization foLnded 
in direct opposition to the college fraternities of the day. President 
Arthur, an undergraduate member of Psi Upsilon from Union, came 
to his station by succession. 

The first of the following paragraphs appeared in the January 
number, the second in the February number : 

So great was the demand for recent numbers of The Scroll, a 
considerable portion of each of which was devoted to General Harri- 
son, that the editions were exhausted before all who desired and were 
entitled to copies had been supplied. 

In order to right the wrong inadvertently done to a few, General 
Harrisons portrait and the Harrison articles from October Scroll 
were republished with a portion of the December number, and an 
attempt was made to reach, with this special edition, all who were 
not served with the October number. 

The articles relating to General Harrison attracted wide atten- 
tion. The following from the Sigma Chi was quoted in the April 
Scroll : 

The Harrison reminiscences in the October (1888) number of The 
Scroll, proved so valuable and interesting that a second edition was 
necessary. We think the space devoted to these reminiscenses 
-could not have been filled in a way more beneficial to Phi Delta Theta 
and more interesting to the outside world. 

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The following keenly pointed shaft of wit from the Anchora of 
A r was quoted in the March Scroll : 

Benjamin Harrison is still the cry of The Scroll. Such enthus- 
iasm is rarely met with, one number entirely devoted to the praise of 
the President-elect, the succeeding numbers glowing with a pride 
that cannot be concealed. This world was rather a tight tit for Phi 
Delta Theta even before the sixth of November, and it is hard to tell 
what will become of that fraternity now, as there seems to be no 
feasible way of enlarging its accommodations. 

To which the editor of The Scroll replied : 

Yes, Phi Delta Theta is proud of ** lien '' Harrison. He is an 
honor to all Greek fraternities. We pay our compliments to The 
President of the United States! 

The October number contained the annual statistical report of 
the Historian of the General Council. Several Province Con- 
ventions were held during 1888-89, but the minutes of the Con- 
ventions of Alpha and Delta Provinces in the October Scroll 
were the only minutes published. The first letter from Massa- 
chusetts Beta appeared in the October number and further par- 
ticulars about O A ©'s advent in Amherst College were published 
in November. The first letter from Alabama Beta Alumni at 
Selma appeared in December. An editorial in March announced 
that the fraternity had entered Brown University, and was fol- 
lowed next month by an article, appropriately written by J. E. 
Brown, S. G. C, relating to Brown University and the establish- 
ment of Rhode Island Alpha. 

The November number contained a very noteworthy poem, 
one of the best ever written with a <I> A theme. It is entitled 
"The Sword and the Shield," and the author was Edward 
Fuller, Maine Alpha, '85, who was poet at the National Conven- 
tion in 1889, and whose death in 1894 is widely deplored. 
From the poem embracing four pages are culled the following 
lines, which deserve to be permanently embalmed in the hymnol- 
ogy of the fraternity, and which should api)ear in the next edition 
of the Song Book : 

Now fling the massive portals wide, an army valiant, grand. 
Comes forth from many classic halls that rise throughout our land ; 
With music sweet and garlands fair, with acclamations loud, 
And tokens of deserved praise, we greet their columns proud. 

They hail from where the sobbing pine is bent 'neath plumes of snow ; 
From States where perfume-ladened winds through tall palmettos blow ; 
From where the rosy flush of dawn first puts the shades to flight: 
And from the Golden Gates where day surrenders unto night. 


They're marching toward the field of life, the **loyal, bold and true; **' 
Upon the breeze their banners float — the white and azure blue; 
Upon each breast is flashing bright a Swoid and Shield of gold — 
The emblems of fraternal bonds that shall forever hold. 

May grand succcess alone attend the arms they proudly bear, 
And on each brow at length bestow a laural wreath to wear; 
Before *• a noble character'' both fame and honor yield; 
May this adorn the life of all who wear the Sword and Shield. 

• The May number contained a poem in blank verse by W^ 
McA. Langtry, Missouri Beta, '89. This poem also is four pag 
long and has much merit. It is entitled ** A Legend of th 
Mound-Builders," the legend being that a fierce struggle betwee; 
aboriginal tribes had ended in reconciliation, and that the sword- 
and shield, which had been used as weapons, had been buried in. 
a sacred mound, to be dug up centuries later by the founders of^ 
O A at Miami. 

**01d Fraternity Records" were published in January and 
March. A lengthy article on **The First Oreek Letter Society" 
— <l> B K — by \V. B. Palmer, appeared in February. Editorials 
on the |)rejudice against secret societies at Princeton, and the 
danger of too much haste in rushing new students, were pub- 
lished in November : on the value of chapter libraries, in Decem- 
ber; on means of internal improvement in chapters, in February, 
and on the extension policy of ^ A 0, in March, the latter being 
written by W. B. Palmer. 

College annuals were reviewed by J. E. Brown in December. 
The April number cjuoted the following from the A Y Qinuterly: 

The welcome Scroll of Phi Delta Theta has appeared in December 
and again in January. The former of these two numbers contained 
the most valuable examination of college annuals that we have seen. 
We wish it had been written for these pages with the mention of Delta 
Upsilon honors, achievements and prominence — as incidentally stated 
in the annuals — woven into the review as skillfully and pleasantly as 
have been the Phi Delta Theta features in the Scroll article. General 
Harrison, President-elect, has a share of the space m several depart- 
ments, and all of the anecdotes of him and letters referring to him are 
interesting. The value of a chapter library — nay its necessity — is 
urged in an editorial, from which we present a clipping. 

The March number contained a review of the ** Greek World 
and Press," by J. E. Brown. In this review he referred to an 
article on "College Fraternities," by John Addison Porter, pub- 
lished in jyie Century, and an article entitled *'The Fast Set at 
Harvard University," in which A K E was severely arraigned, 
published in the North American RetneuK The May Scroll 
quoted the following from the Cincinnati Commercial Gazette : 


The Scroll of Phi Delta Theta tor March is a most interesting 
number. The article on the ** Greek World and Press '' is especially 
entertaining and full of information. **01d Fraternity Records" 
occupy several pages, and give a lesson to the chapters of to-day of 
the true spirit of their fraternity founders, with an incentive to keep 
up the good work. The editorial department is well tilled, while the 
most important part of a fraternity publication, viz., chapter letters, 
bear evidence of a prosperous, condition of this excellent fraternity. 

In November the editor proposed to editors of other fraternity 
journals to send a copy of The Scroll regularly to each of the 
chapters of any fraternity if the editor of that fraternity's journal 
would send his journal to every chapter of O A 0. The propo- 
sition was presented again in March, but nothing practical resulted, 
although if the exchange plan had been adopted much good for 
the cooperating fraternities would have been accomplished. The 
publication of the names of initiates was resumed in November, 
but in March their publication was suspended again, the reason 
given being that the lists of names received were incomplete. It 
was also announced that **In Memoriam '' resolutions could not 
be published, but notices furnishing facts about deceased mem- 
bers would be given room. 

The Alabama State Convention in 1888 decided to revive The 
IftdcXy concerning which project The Scroll for March said : 

The Phis of Alabama are endeavoring to set The Index on its feet 
again. This shows commendable fraternity push and enthusiasm, but 
we are doubtful as to the advisablility of the move. The Scroll is 
the organ of the entire fraternity, and endeavors to satisfy all its wants 
as a newspaper and medium of communication. If it does not suc- 
ceed, that is the best evidence that it needs more support other than 
financial than it gets. The editor cannot write the whole book every 
month, and a whole book of simply chapter letters does not fill the bill. 
But beyond chapter letters the contributions from chapters to each 
volume of The Scroll are practically ////. Every chapter ought to 
feel its duty to give The Scroll every year something besides its 
chapter letters (and even those in many cases might be made far more 
interesting), which would be of interest to all others and perhaps out- 
side of our own circle. An /ftdex'm Alabama may be all right; but 
suppose there is a Comet in Mississippi, an Asteroid in Georgia, a 
Star in Tennessee, a Dial in South Carolina, with the other States all 
provided for on the same plan. Or suppose we have only one to each 
province. There are se^en parasites sucking the life blood of the cen- 
tral organ. On the whole, we cannot approve the plan of local frater- 
nity journalism. The Scroll is too poor and needs too much assist- 
ance both literary and financial. Why not throw your literary energy 
and money where it is needed right now ? When The Scroll's cup 
of perfection is full, then let it overflow to the benefit of The Index. 
That day will never come. Why not make one organ a success rather 


for success and satisfaction, we must mention, with keen appreciation 
for their help and courtesy, these two men, who have aided us so 
materially. The Scroll has always been to both a source of much 
solicitude and an object ot much earnest endeai^or. Durinji; the period 
of our editorship, brother Brown has ably officiated as exchange critic; 
and his periodical review of (accumulated) exchanges and annual 
reviews of college annuals have added greatly to the interest and com- 
pleteness of the magazine. Brother Palmer has laid before the frater- 
nity, through the medium of our pages, many of the most interesting 
and valuable data of our history, as well as many papers on the prog- 
ress and development of the Greek world in general. It is to such 
men as these that our growth and prosperity is due. 

The National Convention decided that The Scroll should be 
issued bi-monthly from October to June, inclusive. J. E. Brown, 
who was then elected, has been editor ever since, and the place 
of publication has been Columbus, Ohio. The change in typo- 
graphical make up was very slight. The journal of the proceed- 
ings of the convention was issued as a supplement to the December 
number. This number contained an editorial review of the legis- 
lation by the convention and other features of the meeting; also 
the convention oration entitled ** Common Scold," by Hon. Em- 
mett Tompkins, Ohio Gamma, '73, and the convention ix)em, 
entitled **The Bond," by Edward Fuller, Maine Alpha, '85. 
The February number contained the convention ** Prophesy," by 
the retiring President of the General Council, C. P. Bassett, 
Pennsylvania Alpha, '83, and the ''Historian's Address," by 
E. H. L. Randolph, New York Gamma, '85. 

The new editor was prolific in the production of editorial 
matter. The editorial department embraced 11 pages in Decem- 
ber, 13 pages in February, 4 pages in April and 26 pages in June. 
In addition the volume contained a number of general articles by 
Brown — a 22 i)age review of college annuals in October; a 12 
page article on ** Extinct Fraternity Chapters" (an entirely orig- 
inal sui)ject, never before treated in any fraternity magazine) in 
April, and a 6 page review of annual circular letters in June 
(the last, by the way, which has appeared in The Scroll). 
Other departments also were full. In the four numbers from 
December to June inclusive there were 25 pages of ** Personals," 
and 22 pages of ** Items of Interest" (college and fraternity 
news). In February was introduced the new department of 
** Pot-Pourri," consisting of miscellaneous items and news received 
too late for classification, and it has been a feature of The Scroll 
ever since. The publication of ** Initiates" was resumed, and 
in this and succeeding volumes the names appeared collectively